Three Amigos

Three Amigos (1986)

8 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: The movie is set in 1914 and the German said he learned the "quick draw" from watching Ned's movies. The quick draw was not invented until 1950s TV westerns came along.

Correction: The Quick Draw was a skill used in the 1800s by the settlers of the American Frontier. The most infamous use was in The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881, in which lawmen and outlaws engaged in a fast draw, 30 second shoot out. The term Quick Draw was merely romanticized and popularized during 1950s westerns but its origins are much older.

Corrected entry: At the start of the scene where Ned is fighting the German, Ned is given a gun to fight with and his own gun is put in the front of his pants. Later in the scene after he loses the gun given to him, he draws his own gun out of its holster on his side, not from the front of his pants.

Correction: He pulls the gun from his belt in the front where the gun was tucked in. There's two shots of Ned before he draws. The first is after one of the Germans gets a knife in his sleeve, where you can pause and see the gun sticking out of the front. Then after we see the henchman on the roof, it goes back to Ned and the barrel being pulled out of the belt, not the holster.

Corrected entry: Dusty is dressed as one of El Guapo's henchmen. When Ned falls from the rope above and El Guapo's henchmen find out who he and Dusty are, Dusty is no longer dressed as a henchman, but back in his Amigo uniform.

Correction: All Dusty did was put on the henchman's poncho. He still has his Amigo costume underneath.When Ned falls, Dusty is still wearing the poncho. It's not until the German and Ned are about to start the duel that Dusty is no longer wearing the poncho. But plenty of time has passed, enough that the chairs for El Guapo are set up. Everyone is ready for a show and since they know it's Dusty now, there's no point in wearing the poncho.


Corrected entry: When the bad guys are beginning their celebration just before the Three Amigos take them on, there is a scene where people are holding a series of ropes attached to a tall pole. About a minute or so later, when the Amigos are climbing onto the wall around the bad guys' compound, you can see all these ropes are suddenly hanging between the pole and the roofs of the surrounding buildings. How did the people get the ropes up there so quickly?

Correction: All the ropes you see that are attached to the roofs are attached to the pole. However, they're attached to a ring around the pole. The ring is set up with a pulley system so that when the men pull the long ropes attached to the top of the pole, it pulls the ring up. This in turns raises all the ropes attached to the roof up (which also has all the decorations attached). You even see the ropes and ring being raised.


Corrected entry: The three amigos think the letter they receive is signed by El Guapo himself, yet when the typist is shortening the letter for Carmen, he has typed her name at the bottom, which he doesn't cross out.

Correction: They never think the message is from El Guapo. El Guapo is simply the last thing they read from the message. They don't say Carmen's name.

Corrected entry: When the Three Amigo's swing on the ropes in the fort at the end of the movie, Dusty swings into a room, but his rope goes right through the roof. Then, when Ned goes, his feet get stuck. This should make him facing the sky, but he is facing down.

Correction: The reason he is facing downward and not up, is that his spurs are stuck. Spurs come out from the heels of boots, letting him be stuck in that way and still facing down.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the three amigos are all in the bed talking about what each one is going to do with their share of the money, Lucky says he is going to "buy a big, shiney silver car." However, the movie is set in the twenties and cars were brand new. You would be hard pressed to find a big car, let alone a silver one.

Correction: How about the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost? It was made from 1906-1925.


Corrected entry: When Dusty is playing the guitar around the camp fire, his hand movement doesn't match the sound at all. In particular, you can hear several chord changes when he doesn't move his hand up or down.

David Mercier

Correction: Yes he does, if you play the guitar, it is an open "E" chord. It requires very minimal movement for that chord change. Just move the same chord up one half step, strum all the strings, go back and that's the whole part you see.

More mistakes in Three Amigos

Jefe: I have put many beautiful pinatas in the storeroom, each of them filled with little suprises.
El Guapo: Many pinatas?
Jefe: Oh yes, many!
El Guapo: Would you say I have a plethora of pinatas?
Jefe: A what?
El Guapo: A *plethora*.
Jefe: Oh yes, you have a plethora.
El Guapo: Jefe, what is a plethora?
Jefe: Why, El Guapo?
El Guapo: Well, you told me I have a plethora. And I just would like to know if you know what a plethora is. I would not like to think that a person would tell someone he has a plethora, and then find out that that person has *no idea* what it means to have a plethora.
Jefe: Forgive me, El Guapo. I know that I, Jefe, do not have your superior intellect and education. But could it be that once again, you are angry at something else, and are looking to take it out on me?

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