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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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Chancho (as Darius A. Rose)
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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 ...
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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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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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 »

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When Nacho and Esqueleto are given their payment after their first match, Nacho's mask is askew. In the next cut, it's perfectly put on. See more »

Quotes

Esqueleto: I hate orphans!
Nacho: Say it to my face!
Esqueleto: I hate them!
Nacho: Come again?
Esqueleto: I hate all the orphans in the WHOLE WORLD!
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Tender Beasts of the Spangled Night
by Beck (as Beck Hansen)
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Totally ridiculous and a crack up!
10 May 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Saw this on a plane flight from Thailand to Japan, and it seemed as if I was the only one laughing. Once I found where this movie was coming from, it had me LOL and getting a few glances from others more interested in the food. Let me explain. Its not gag, punchline funny and was never intended to be. The understated dryness of visual gags and 'dead pan' delivery of dialog makes this movie totally ridiculous and a crack up! Black is great and pulls off some excellent poses. The movie is clever and artistically shot, adding even more depth to the humour. At worst this movie has a few slow spots, but it is peppered with some great 'laugh till there is dribble running out the side of your mouth' slapstick.


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