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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)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Was sent to theaters under the codename "Toast". See more »


The gruel that Nacho spills outside the bowl changes shape between scenes. See more »


Nacho: I was wondering if you would like to join me in my quarters this night... for some toast.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.123 (2009) See more »


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Composed and Produced by Danny Elfman
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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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