Three Amigos

1986 PG 1h 45m DVD

Three Amigos

1986 PG 1h 45m DVD
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Responding to a cable from a senorita in distress, three silent-film stars head to Mexico. Assuming they've been summoned to perform in a show, the trio is unaware they're expected to fight bona fide bad guys who aren't shooting blanks.
Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alfonso Arau, Tony Plana, Patrice Martinez, Jon Lovitz, Joe Mantegna
John Landis
Widescreen 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
Spanish (Neutral), English, French
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
age 11+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the cracking sounds in this spoofy comedy aren't fireworks -- they're gun fire. Much of the action is played for humor, but in true Western-style shootouts, guys get shot and drop from rooftops and balconies with regularity, although without graphic consequences (no prolonged suffering or blood). Relationships between the heroes and they women they meet don't go beyond kissing, but the bad guy's desription of "forcing a woman's flower open" may give some viewers pause. Several scenes depict a dirty barroom filled with violent men drinking tequila.

Sexual Content

Some exchanges/one-liners about sex. (For example: "You know what foreplay is?" an old woman asks the innocent Carmen. "No," she replies. "Good. Neither does El Guapo.") Kissing scenes.


Lots of Western-style shootings in which dozens of people are killed. No blood or gore, but a real emphasis on gunplay -- though much of it is played for humor. Graphic threats about killing. References to rape and forcing a woman to have sex under the threat of death (also presented within the context of the film's comedic tone).


A few uses of words like "s--t," "d--k," "hell," "ass," "balls," and "damn."

Social Behavior

It's a comedy, but the movie does include the violent aspects of a Western -- including violence against women and the plundering of a village. But there's heart behind the amigos' movie-star facade.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Upon arriving in Mexico, Dusty orders a beer but is given tequila instead. The guys then drink shots of tequila and make hilarious faces. Later in the movie, serious tequila drinking goes on among El Guapo's gang. Very drunken behavior follows.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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