Three Amigos! (1986)

I watched the 1986 Orion Pictures release Three Amigos on AMC. It was written by Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin and  Randy Newman (wrote the music for this movie as well as Avalon, Toy Story, The Natural, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers) produced by George Folsey Jr. (Grumpier Old Men, Coming to America, Clue, Spies Like Us, Kentucky Fried Movie, Twilight Zone The Movie, Trading Places, American Werewolf in London, The Blues Brothers) and 

Lorne Michaels (Wayne’s World, Coneheads, Tommy Boy, Man on the Moon, Enigma, Mean Girls, Saturday Night Live, All You Need is Cash: The Rutles, The Kids in the Hall, Late Night with Colin O’Brien, The Rutles 2: Can’t Buy Me Lunch, 30 Rock, Late Night and the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Up All Night).

The Three Amigos! are silent film western stars in 1916 that get mistaken for the real thing by a small Mexican village that is under siege by the bandit El Guapo and his gang.

They are offered money and think they are being summoned to perform a show for their fans. Now they must find some way to save the town and their selves from the bandits.

The Three Amigos are Lucky Day played by Steve Martin (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Muppet Movie, The Jerk, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, The Man with Two Brains, The Pink Panther 1 and 2, Little Shop of Horrors, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Sgt. Bilko,

19 Saturday Night Live appearances), Dusty Bottoms played by Chevy Chase (The Groove Tube, Tunnel Vision, Oh! Heavenly Dog, Caddyshack, Seems Like Old Times, National Lampoon’s Vacation series, Fletch, Spies Like Us,

Funny Farm, Last Action Hero, Hot Tub Time Machine, 38 episodes Saturday Night Live, The Chevy Chase Show, Community) and Martin Short (Innerspace, Three Fugitives, Father of the Bride, Mars Attack!, Second City Television,

18 episodes Saturday Night Live, The Martin Short Show, Primetime Glick). Other actors are Joe Mantegna (The Money Pit, Thinner, Witless Protection, Juan One on Soap, Fat Tony on The Simpsons, David Rossi on Criminal Minds),

Jon Lovitz (My Stepmother Is an Alien, A League of Their Own, Coneheads, 92 episodes of Saturday Night Live, 17 episodes of The Simpsons, Jay Sherman in The Critic, News Radio) and Randy Newman as the singing bush.

The movie was directed by John Landis (The Kentucky Fried Movie, Animal House, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London, Trading Places, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Spies Like Us, Clue, Coming to America, Beverly Hills Cop III, The Lost World, he was an actor in Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Death Race 2000, 1941, The Muppet Movie, Darkman, Sleepwalkers, Spider-Man 2).

I thought the Three Amigos! was a little slow at 103 minutes and would have been better at, say, 60 minutes. I laughed out loud several times and didn’t mind the silliness at all. I will give it 2.75 out of 5 stars. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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