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Nacho Libre (2006)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Sport  |  16 June 2006 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Darius Rose ...
Chancho (as Darius A. Rose)
Diego Eduardo Gomez ...
Carlos Maycotte ...
Richard Montoya ...
Ramses (as Cesar Gonzalez 'Silver King')
Rafael Montalvo ...
Julio Sandoval ...
Ventura 'Tigre Hispano' Lahoz ...
Felipe Jesus 'Terror Chino' Hernandez ...
Enrique Muñoz ...


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

16 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Jack Black Project  »

Box Office


$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$21,138 (Chile) (6 October 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ramses is portrayed by Cesar Gonzalez, a real-life luchador best known as Silver King, a second-generation luchador who is the son of lucha libre legend Dr. Wagner. He is also the brother of fellow luchador Dr. Wagner Jr. and the uncle of the recently debuted Dr. Wagner III. See more »


Before his cassock burns, Ignacio made the sign of the cross with the left hand. According to Catholic rules, the sign should be made with the right hand. See more »


Nacho: Hey. Leggo my blouse.
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A great laugh and a lot of fun!
13 June 2006 | by (los angeles, ca) – See all my reviews

I saw this at the LA premiere at the Chinese Mann Theater. The audience was laughing so much at times, it was hard to hear the film. Jack Black may at times go over the top but he more than makes up for it with some moments of real genius. Besides the obvious jokes there's an intelligent, awkward humor here for those who look for it. Some critics are saying the plot is too predictable. C'mon. This is often an issue with critics trying to take storytelling in comedies too seriously. If a comedy succeeds in making you laugh all the way through, who the heck cares? Were you going to this movie to feel suspense or to pee your pants laughing? If the latter, you'll love this film.

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