Trivia / íThree Amigos!

  • Actor Allusion:
    • At one point Lucky Day has to recite a magic phrase consisting of gibberish. The last two syllables are "Hoff-HARR", which is how you pronounce the last name of Steve Martin's character in The Man with Two Brains.
    • The injury that Martin gets from the first gunshot wound, is in his left arm, in the same spot he kept getting shot in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.
  • The Cast Showoff: Steve Martin learned the lasso tricks while working in a magic shop at Disneyland as a teenager.
  • Creator Backlash: In his memoir, Life Itself, Roger Ebert recounted appearing as a guest on The Tonight Show alongside Chevy Chase who was promoting the film. During the interview, Ebert was asked what his least favorite film of the holiday season was, he replied Three Amigos. Chase said "looking forward to your next picture", but later confided with Ebert backstage that he didn't "think it's so hot, either."
  • Deleted Role: Sam Kinison had a role as a Mexican bandit and stalker that was filmed and later cut from the film. There was also a deleted subplot involving Fran Drescher as rival actress Miss Rene.
  • Executive Meddling: John Landis said in an Empire magazine piece on the film that it was taken out of his hands in post-production by the studio, and heavily edited. It had its first scene cut for instance.
  • Starring a Star as a Star: Comedy stars Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Chevy Chase play silent film western stars Lucky Day, Ned Nederlander, and Dusty Bottoms.
  • Vindicated by Cable: The film was only a modest money-earner and received mixed reviews on release. Today it's more fondly regarded by fans of 80's comedies, thanks to plenty of repeat showings on HBO, and eventually earned a spot on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies" list.
  • What Could Have Been:
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