Suddenly sacked by their Hollywood studio, three silent-movie stars (Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short) head down Mexico way in response to a cable from a señorita in distress (Patrice Martinez). The trio erroneously assumes they’ve been summoned to perform in a show with locally renowned actor El Guapo (Alfonso Arau). Turns out that El Guapo is no thespian, the desperados aren’t extras, and they aren’t shooting blanks!

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