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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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Ramses (as Cesar Gonzalez 'Silver King')
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Julio Sandoval ...
Ventura 'Tigre Hispano' Lahoz ...
Felipe Jesus 'Terror Chino' Hernandez ...
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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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Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,309,599 (USA) (16 June 2006)

Gross:

$80,197,993 (USA) (1 September 2006)
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Like in wrestling, in the movie Ramses never takes off his mask. See more »

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After their first match, Ignacio shows Steven a design for his Nacho costume. Steven is covered in bee welts and moaning in pain from having the beehive thrown at him, this scene was apparently supposed to take place directly afterward. See more »

Quotes

Sister Encarnación: Ignacio, I have been looking all over for you, where have you been?
Nacho: I have been here. I have been sleeping.
Sister Encarnación: In a frilly shirt and slacks?
Nacho: They are my PJ's
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Referenced in Duck Dynasty: Willie's Number Two (2014) See more »

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Flutes Ad Libitum (Flute Jam)
Written & Performed by Raymond Guiot & Guy Pedersen
Courtesy of JRT Music
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Based On A Real Character, Fray Tormenta
21 October 2006 | by (United States) – 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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