Production::¡Three Amigos!


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Production The film was written by Martin, Michaels and Randy Newman. Newman contributed three original songs: "The Ballad of the Three Amigos", "My Little Buttercup", and "Blue Shadows", while the musical score was composed by Elmer Bernstein. It was shot in Simi Valley, California, Coronado National Forest, Old Tucson Studios, and Hollywood.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }}

John Landis was on trial over the Twilight Zone tragedy during the editing of ¡Three Amigos!, and the studio heavily edited the film down after he submitted his final cut.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Since he is a co-screenwriter of the film, Martin had been attached to the project since 1980 and he, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi were originally going to play the Three Amigos. At one point, Steven Spielberg was slated to direct; he wanted Martin, Bill Murray and Robin Williams to portray Lucky, Dusty and Ned respectively.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Landis has said that Rick Moranis would have been cast as Ned had Short been unavailable.<ref name="split"/>

Martin caught tinnitus while filming a pistol-shooting scene for the film.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Deleted scenes

Several deleted scenes were included in the Blu-ray release.<ref name="br">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1 | citation |CitationClass=audio-visual }}</ref> An alternate opening featured the peaceful village of Santa Poco being rampaged upon by El Guapo and his men, prompting Carmen's search for help. Extended sequences of the Three Amigos at the studio mansion and backlot lead-in to another deleted subplot involving an up-and-coming rival actress at the studio, Miss Rene (Fran Drescher).<ref name="split">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

A deleted scene featuring Sam Kinison as a mountain man was lost,<ref name="split"/> as was most of Drescher's material.<ref name="br"/>

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