Three Amigos! Reviews
"You dirt-eating piece of slime! You scum-sucking pig! You son of a motherless goat!"
"Would you say I have a plethora of pinatas?"
and my favorite...
"In a way, all of us has an El Guapo to face. For some, shyness might be their El Guapo. For others, a lack of education might be their El Guapo. For us, El Guapo is a big, dangerous man who wants to kill us. But as sure as my name is Lucky Day, the people of Santa Poco can conquer their own personal El Guapo, who also happens to be *the actual* El Guapo!"
The film was written by Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels and Randy Newman. This is Randy Newman's only screenwriting credit, so I wonder what he contributed besides the silly songs. I was also surprised to see Lorne Michaels name since I'd always thought of him as a producer and primarily just being the guy who runs SNL, but his filmography as a writer actually goes back to writing for "The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show." John Landis bailey directs the film and Elmer Bernstein provides a rousing wester score (he also scored "The Magnificent Seven" which this film is largely a parody of). Overall, this is a fun lightweight, though not classic, comedy.