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Casa de mi Padre (2012)

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Scheming on a way to save their father's ranch, the Alvarez brothers find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Officer Blancardo
DEA Agent Parker
Jerry Collins ...
DEA Agent #2
Young Miguel Ernesto (as Louis Carazo)
Miguel Ernesto's Wife
Elijah Velarde ...
Young Armando
Hector (as Alejandro Patino)
Eduardo Ricard ...
Old Friend #1


Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father's ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando's younger brother Raul (Diego Luna), shows up with his new fiancé, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez). It seems that Raul's success as an international businessman means the ranch's troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul's business dealings turn out to be less than legit, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal). Written by Production

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Funniest movie you'll ever read.


Comedy | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 May 2012 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

House of My Father  »

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Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,287,239 (USA) (16 March 2012)


$5,895,238 (USA) (11 May 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The song playing at the wedding of Raul and Sonia is a cover performed in Spanish, originally from Procol Herum, "A Whiter Shade of Pale" See more »


Sonia is in the water up to most of her chest, cut to Armando, and back to her only wet up to her waist. See more »


Cameraman: Hello all, I apologize profusely for what you are watching right now. This was actually the most amazing sequence shot over three days with live coyotes, two Bengals tigers and a lion, but for legal reasons we can't release the footage. Did I know that coyotes can't be trained? No. Did I do background checks on the animal handlers? No. Did the tigers get into the cocaine? Yes. Was it a good idea to have coke and other drugs lying around the set? Probably not. Did some crew members get eaten? ...
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, there's a short commercial featuring Dan Haggerty, promoting Haggerty cigarettes. See more »


Referenced in CBS This Morning: Episode #1.49 (2012) See more »


Las Mananitas A
Written by Traditional / Arranged By Carlos Periguez (Gema)
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User Reviews

Casa de mi Padre is a GEM!
20 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Perhaps because I grew up amid my family's obsession with nightly Spanish soap-operas, the spoof of this most ridiculous genre made the movie so hilarious! I have been a fan of Will Ferrell since he played the cow bell on SNL. When he's in character just walking into a room makes me crack up, so watching him immersed in the character of Armando Alvarez, speaking Spanish throughout the entire movie made it all the funnier. The lampooning of stereo-types and clichés were abundant and satisfyingly fresh. The entire cast was fabulous and the small details, for those who notice, make this movie one of the best comedic films I've seen in a long time. It was a pleasure and a treat to watch.

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