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Nacho Libre (2006)

PG | | Comedy, Family, Sport | 16 June 2006 (USA)
Berated all his life by those around him, a monk follows his dream and dons a mask to moonlight as a Luchador (Mexican wrestler).

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Darius Rose ...
Chancho (as Darius A. Rose)
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Diego Eduardo Gomez ...
Chuy
Carlos Maycotte ...
Segundo Nuñez
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Guillermo
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Ramses (as Cesar Gonzalez 'Silver King')
Rafael Montalvo ...
Julio Sandoval ...
Snaggle Tooth Monk
Ventura 'Tigre Hispano' Lahoz ...
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Felipe Jesus 'Terror Chino' Hernandez ...
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Enrique Muñoz ...
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Storyline

Nacho (Black) is a monastery cook, who spends his day feeding orphans and being overlooked by the monastery. When Sister Encarnación (Reguera) arrive at the monastery, Nacho realises that the only way to win her affection and to save the children, will be by competing as a Luchador wrestler. Written by FilmFanUK

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He's not lean. He's not mean. He's nacho average hero.

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Comedy | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for some rough action, and crude humor including dialogue | See all certifications »

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16 June 2006 (USA)  »

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Untitled Jack Black Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,309,599, 18 June 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$80,197,993

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$99,255,460
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During some of the wrestling scenes they used blow-up dolls to replace some of the audience. Supposedly, they cost much less than extras and they looked real. See more »

Goofs

The gruel that Nacho spills outside the bowl changes shape between scenes. See more »

Quotes

Nacho: I'm not listening to you. You're crazy.
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Connections

Remake of L'homme au masque d'or (1991) See more »

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Candle Walk
Composed and Produced by Danny Elfman
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Based On A Real Character, Fray Tormenta
21 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie is based on a real priest, Rev. Sergio Gutierrez Benitez. who has been in over 4,000 matches over the past 23 years. His ring name is Fray Tormenta ("Friar Storm" in Spanish)and he does wrestle under the mask in Mexico to support an orphanage. The story was on the CBS evening news and a couple of the news magazine shows several years ago. Every now and then you either see, or read something about him.

I watch movies to be entertained. If I wanted "deep thought" I'd go to a library. This is Jack Black being Jack Black. The dialog is crude, humor slapstick, and storyline so, so. But it's funny.

I wouldn't buy it for my personal collection, but it's good for an evening of rental movies at home.


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