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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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Darius Rose ...
Chancho (as Darius A. Rose)
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Diego Eduardo Gomez ...
Carlos Maycotte ...
Richard Montoya ...
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Ramses (as Cesar Gonzalez 'Silver King')
Rafael Montalvo ...
Julio Sandoval ...
Ventura 'Tigre Hispano' Lahoz ...
Felipe Jesus 'Terror Chino' Hernandez ...
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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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Release Date:

16 June 2006 (USA)  »

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Untitled Jack Black Project  »

Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$524,529 (New Zealand) (6 October 2006)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Chancho" is Mexican slang for pig, Esqueleto translates as skeleton. See more »

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At the end of the party scene, Candidia grabs Esqueleto legs and tries to pull him into the tunnel, you see that the plant gets knocked down. A few seconds later the plant gets stood back up, but by the end of the scene the plant is back knocked over. See more »

Quotes

Nacho: I have given up wrestling.
Esqueleto: Nacho, you are great fighter. You've got something none of these guys have.
[Esqueleto points to his own heart]
Esqueleto: And the childrens need a real hero.
Nacho: I thought you hated all the orphans in the whole world.
Esqueleto: Not anymore. I like them. And they need you Nacho.
[Nacho nods and Esquelto takes out Nacho's fighting mask]
Nacho: [nods confidently] OK.
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Soundtracks

Mucha Muchacha
by Juan García Esquivel
Performed by Juan García Esquivel Y Su Orchestra
Courtesy of SONY BMG Music Entertainment (Mexico) S.A. de C.V.
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment
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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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