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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 ...
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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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The film was partly inspired by Fray Tormenta ("Friar Storm"), aka Rev. Sergio Gutiérrez Benítez--a Mexican priest who became a wrestler to raise money for his parish. See more »

Goofs

The positions of Ramses's left hand and forearm as Nacho attempts to pin him. See more »

Quotes

Esqueleto: Surpise.
[holding corn in both hands]
Nacho: Get that corn outta my face!
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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.123 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

La Llorona Loca
by José Barros
Performed by Little Joe
Courtesy of Tejano Discos
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Slapstick south of the border ... in tights
16 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

Much to my surprise, as I begrudgingly went to the movies with my 12 yr old son, I LOVED this film. I expected nothing, yet in return, I received a wonderful 1 hour and 40 minute respite from the real world, filled with slapstick humor and total silliness. Slapstick humor always walks a tightrope between bad taste and belly laughs. The Three Stooges are mind-numbingly inane: most laugh intensely and some never get the joke. Laurel and Hardy isn't for everyone either. Nacho Libre is not filled with Woody Allen irony, it doesn't have Christopher Guest's drollness, and it's not James Brook slick. It's not sophisticated humor! How can any film featuring Jack Black as a Mexican friar/fryer/wrestler/wannabe wooer ... all for the "good of the orphans" be taken seriously? It's simply for the 12 year old boy in all of us who laughs when Moe hits Curly and laughs when fat guys, even with over the top Mexican accents, are paired with skinny guys ... in a wrestling ring ... with stretchy pants.

I originally wrote this as a reply to a poster who asked if the mean IQ of people who liked this was 93, but the post was subsequently deleted. But to him I say, "By the way, I'm a physician and my IQ is a tad over 93. But even if I had no job at all and even if my IQ was 93 ... who cares ... I laughed, with my son, eating popcorn, in the dark. And that's the joy of sharing a movie like this." No es?


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