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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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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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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) (18 June 2006)

Gross:

$80,197,993 (USA)
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Trivia

The "Nachomobile" is a customized version of a pedal tricycle commercialized in Mexico, which got an after-market upgrade by adding a scooter engine and wider tires. See more »

Goofs

Nacho knocks the corn out of Esqueleto's hand onto the ground, but in the next shot it is gone. See more »

Quotes

Sister Encarnación: Where are your robes, Ignacio?
Nacho: They were... stinky. These are my recreational clothes.
Sister Encarnación: They look expensive.
Nacho: Thank you. I mean... they might have the appearance of riches, but beneath the clothes, we find a man... and beneath the man we find... his... nucleus.
Sister Encarnación: Nucleus?
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Connections

Referenced in Honest Trailers: Alice in Wonderland (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Encarnacion
by Mike White, Jack Black & Jared Hess
Performed by Jack Black
Jack Black performs courtesy of Epic Records
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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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