- 1 hr 44 min
The Three Amigos is a comedy western film by director John Landis, set in Hollywood and Mexico in 1916. It stars three comedy legends, Steve Martin (as Lucky Day), Chevy Chase (as Dusty Bottoms) and Martin Short (as Ned Nederlander). This film is a tale of mistaken identity, in which the bumbling protagonists, famous in their silent movie roles as cavalier gunfighters "The Three Amigos," are mistaken for real heroes by the inhabitants of a troubled Mexican village. The film begins in the Mexican village of Santo Poco, which is besieged by local warlord "El Guapo" and his band of cutthroats who extort protection money from the villagers. One of the villagers, a beautiful girl named Carmen, sees a silent movie starring The Three Amigos and believes them to be real heroes. She sends a telegram asking them for help. Meanwhile, when the film's three protagonists ask their studio boss (played by veteran actor Joe Mantegna) for a raise, they are fired and kicked to the street. Homeless and jobless, all seems lost when Carmen's telegram arrives. The Amigos believe that they are being invited to perform a show with fellow actor El Guapo and jump at the opportunity. When the Amigos’ foolish pratfalls fail to impress the vicious El Guapo, he kidnaps Carmen, and the Three Amigos must face their fears to become in real life the heroes they portray on the silver screen. With the fate of the Mexican village of Santo Poco hanging in the balance, the erstwhile heroes must look deep inside to overcome their fears, face the challenges of the desert and infiltrate El Guapo’s stronghold to face the vulgar warlord and save the village. This cult classic movie, written by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels along with Steve Martin and Randy Newman, showcases the comedic talent of its stars at their best.