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Casa de mi Padre -- Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father's ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch faces financial strains, Armando's younger brother Raul (Diego Luna) shows up with his new fiancee, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez) and pledges to settle all his father's debts. Spanish movie with English subtitles.
Casa de mi Padre -- 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.
Casa de mi Padre -- Caa de mi Padre's Will Ferrell and Efren Ramirez star in this commercial for Scorpion Beer.
Casa de mi Padre -- Scheming up 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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Release Date:
11 May 2012 (Mexico) See more »
Funniest movie you'll ever read.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Will Ferrell ... Armando

Diego Luna ... Raul

Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Miguel Ernesto

Genesis Rodriguez ... Sonia

Efren Ramirez ... Esteban

Adrian Martinez ... Manuel

Gael García Bernal ... Onza

Manuel Urrego ... Officer Blancardo

Nick Offerman ... DEA Agent Parker
Jerry Collins ... DEA Agent #2

Luis E. Carazo ... Young Miguel Ernesto (as Louis Carazo)

Sandra Echeverría ... Miguel Ernesto's Wife

Elijah Velarde ... Young Armando

Alejandro Patiño ... Hector (as Alejandro Patino)
Eduardo Ricard ... Old Friend #1

Pedro Lopez ... Old Friend #2
James Victor ... Old Friend #3
William Marquez ... Doctor

Dan Haggerty ... Himself
José Luis Rodríguez 'El Puma' ... El Puma / Wedding Singer
Eric Leiderman ... Band Member #1

Patty Guggenheim ... Band Member #2 (as Patricia Guggenheim)

Robert Dassie ... Band Member #3 (as Bob Dassie)

Mariann Gavelo ... Esmeralda

Molly Shannon ... Sheila

Gayle Hooker ... Margarite (as Gayle Sherman)

Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Friend George
Armando Guerrero ... Father Guizman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Diana Noris ... Wedding Planner (as Diana Laura)

Carlos Ayala ... Raul's Cartel (uncredited)

Matilda Del Toro ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Stefanie Malouf ... Mexican Maid (uncredited)

Directed by
Matt Piedmont 
Writing credits
Andrew Steele (written by)

Eva Maria Peters  dubbing dialogue

Produced by
Emilio Diez Barroso .... producer
Jessica Elbaum .... producer
Will Ferrell .... producer
Alex Garcia .... executive producer
Darlene Caamano Loquet .... producer
D. Scott Lumpkin .... executive producer
Adam McKay .... producer
Kevin J. Messick .... producer
Ricardo Palacio .... associate producer
Billy Rovzar .... executive producer
Fernando Rovzar .... executive producer
Rudy Scalese .... co-producer
Original Music by
Andrew Feltenstein 
John Nau 
Cinematography by
Ramsey Nickell (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Trachtenberg 
Casting by
Allison Jones 
Production Design by
Kevin Kavanaugh 
Art Direction by
Naaman Marshall (supervising art director)
Set Decoration by
Meg Everist 
Costume Design by
Trayce Gigi Field 
Marylou Lim 
Makeup Department
Kristin Arrigo .... key hair stylist
Nicole Artmont .... key makeup artist
Steve Artmont .... makeup department head
Bridget Cook .... department head hair stylist
Vivian Maxwell .... makeup artist
Darrell Redleaf-Fielder .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Damien Lubiak .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hope Garrison .... second assistant director
Eric Fox Hays .... first assistant director
Gavin Kleintop .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Jennifer Durban .... set dec buyer
Glenn Forbes .... assistant property master
Rob Garlow .... construction general supervisor
Tommy Gutman .... assistant props
Thierry Labbe .... leadman
Tuyet van thi Mach .... art assistant
Mitch Naber .... carpenter
Joe Ondrejko .... construction coordinator
Amie McCarthy Winn .... property master (as Amie McCarthy)
Dennis Winters .... on-set dresser (as Dennis L. Winters)
Sound Department
Joshua Adeniji .... sound effects editor
Michael J. Anastasi .... supervising sound designer
Brion Condon .... sound
Nash Cubero Jr. .... foley editor
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Derek Deitz .... foley mixer
Angela Hemingway .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Steven Iba .... adr mixer
Kate Jesse .... boom operator
Richard Kitting .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael B. Koff .... sound mixer
Tony Mederos .... sound
Daniel Norwick .... assistant sound editor
Chris Terhune .... assistant sound editor
Vicki Vandegrift .... foley artist
Andres Velasquez .... sound effects editor
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
William Dawson .... special effects foreman
Josh Hakian .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Akemi Abe .... rotoscoping artist
Darren A. Bell .... visual effects executive producer: Intelligent Creatures
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Jordan Flanagan .... digital compositor
Omar Gudjonsson .... compositor
Jake King .... digital colorist assist
Mitch Paulson .... supervising digital colorist
Brandon Schaafsma .... visual effects coordinator
Sarah Wormsbecher .... visual effects producer: Intelligent Creatures
Greg Anthony .... stunts
Pete Antico .... stunts
Richard L. Blackwell .... stunts
Ben Hernandez Bray .... stunts (as Ben Bray)
Todd Bryant .... stunt coordinator
Richard Bucher .... stunt double
Esteban Cueto .... stunts
Max Daniels .... stunts
Mark De Alessandro .... stunts
John Dixon .... stunt double
Dino Dos Santos .... stunt performer
Tonya Forsberg .... stunt double
Ramiro González .... stunts
Tad Griffith .... stunt double
Armando Guerrero .... stunts
Toby Holguin .... stunt double
Gayle Hooker .... stunts (as Gayle Sherman)
Brock Little .... stunts
Alex Madison .... stunts
Robert Madrid .... stunts
Norman Mora .... stunts
Panuvat Anthony Nanakornpanom .... stunts
Mark Norby .... stunts
Eddie Perez .... stunts
Mario Perez .... stunts
Norb Phillips .... stunts
Audi Resendez .... stunts
Branscombe Richmond .... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts
Gilbert Rosales .... stunts
Sean A. Rosales .... stunts
Crystal Santos .... stunts
Jim Stephan .... stunts
Melissa R. Stubbs .... stunt double
David Wald .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Bradshaw .... grip
Marie Chao .... second assistant camera
Chris D. Chapman .... "a" camera dolly grip
Darryl Cowherd .... gaffer
John Estes .... still photographer
Rob Exner .... best boy grip
Carlos Lopez Calleja .... first assistant camera
Chris Lumpkin .... key grip
Matthew C. McCarthy .... grip
Alex Scott .... second assistant camera
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... additional camera operator
Michael Ursetta .... set lighting technician
Lance Jay Velazco .... video assist operator
Rachel Donofrie .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Claire Benjamin .... extras casting
Lauren Cokeley .... extras casting
Ben Harris .... casting associate
Peter John Kousakis .... casting assistant (as Peter Kousakis)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
April Dunlap .... costumes
Olivia Hateley .... wardrobe
Melody Koerber .... key costumer
Editorial Department
George Chavez .... color timer
Eddie Mikasa .... first assistant editor
Nader Owies .... epk assistant editor
Robert E. Phillips .... digital intermediate producer
Rosalie A. Staley .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Lisa Tutunjian .... digital intermediate editor
Nathaniel Lee Voelker .... qc coordinator (uncredited)
Music Department
Rachel Fox .... music clearances
Derek Somaru .... music editor
Hal Willner .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Donna Brower .... transportation dispatcher
Ricky Damazio .... transportation coordinator
Tim Schau .... driver
Other crew
Noor Ahmed .... production legal
Tim Blaney .... puppeteer
Ericka Bryce .... supervising set medic
Patrick Calderon .... head of social media
Clinton Wade Childress .... production secretary
Christopher H. Cook .... production assistant (as Chris Cook)
John Criswell .... animatronic designer/puppeteer
Lori Dando .... executive assistant to producer
Mike Davis .... stock footage coordinator
Glenn D. Feig .... production legal counsel
S.J. 'JoJo' Fieger .... production coordinator
Vincent Joseph Flaherty .... armorer
Amanda Shamis Flannery .... clearance consultant (as Amanda Shamis)
Todd Forsberg .... livestock coordinator
Blake Edward Frahm .... titles coordinator
Bernadette Gonzales .... assistant production coordinator
Jean Hodges .... food stylist
Laura Hoyt .... set production assistant
Zachary Kahn .... key assistant location manager
Steve Karnes .... weapons armorer
José Alberto López .... marketing coordinator
Ernie Macias .... adr loop group
James A. McCoy .... production assistant
Oscar McFarlane .... adr loop group
Maggie Means .... production accountant
David Midgen .... titles producer
Dana Ledoux Miller .... production assistant
Liliana M. Molina .... script supervisor
Ricardo Palacio .... assistant: darlene caamano loquet
Brittany Petros .... assistant location manager
Patrick C. Pérez .... dialect coach
Patrick C. Pérez .... dialogue
Patrick C. Pérez .... translation script
Blair Richman .... assistant to ms. caamano loquet
Claire Risoli .... adr loop group
Dan Rovzar .... production executive
Kei Rowan-Young .... location manager
Adam M. Stone .... product placement coordinator
Cat Stone .... product placement coordinator
Gerardo Tamez Trueba-Rovira .... marketing coordinator
Cay Templeton .... office production assistant
Melanie Tolbert .... stand-in
Will Youngblood .... assistant to nick offerman
Ivan de Paz .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"House of My Father" - USA (literal English title)
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Rated R for bloody violence, language, some sexual content and drug use
USA:84 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Will Ferrell spent a month learning and speaking Spanish with a dialect coach for his role.See more »
Continuity: Near the end of the movie when Onza is shot and falls dead to the floor below, his body is briefly seen, but when it cuts back his body is no where to be found.See more »
Miguel Ernesto:You are so much like your mother. She had such a good heart, and I know your heart is in the right place, but like your mother, you are not smart. You have never been smart.
Armando:But I am smart father.
Miguel Ernesto:Yes, of course, Armando. But for my trouble, I need someone who is very smart. If you were truly smart, you would know that you are dumb. Look at your fat head.
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17 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Not bad but nothing you should be running out for to see either., 26 March 2012
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

This sounded like a weird and yet also very interesting project. A Will Ferrell comedy that was different from most of his other work, completely in Spanish and set in Mexico. But let me just say that the idea and concept of this movie sounded better and more interesting than the eventual movie was to watch.

Comedy-wise the movie isn't all that clever or funny to watch. It's mostly recycling the same stuff, over and over again, throughout the entire movie. It's a bit disappointing that this movie wasn't being a big more creative with its comedy at times.

But I have a feeling that this movie is being very referential to Mexican cinema and I have seen basically very little of those movies, so most of the stuff is going over my head. If you're into Mexican cinema, I'm sure this movie would be a far more hilarious one for you to watch. It will probably also help you to understand certain storytelling aspects and techniques behind the movie better than I did.

But still, the movie could had been a real better one for everybody to watch, if it had a more tight script in it. The story in this movie really isn't strong enough and it doesn't get you involved with any of its characters or their story lines.

I still really respect this movie for being different. It still works in some ways and it obviously is also a refreshing one. I was also definitely impressed with Will Ferrell in a Spanish talking role. He did a real great job with it and further more was also holding back a bit more with his usual comical routines, that are starting to annoy more and more people now days.

But the movie has some more great acting and actors in it, mostly REAL Mexican ones. I wish I could see Diego Luna in more big movies, since I have always liked this guy and his acting. He also probably was the best thing about this movie. Also Gael García Bernal plays a really good role in this movie. It actually also made me wonder if I would had perhaps liked this movie better if it got done more as a straight-forward action-drama. It would had suited the actors and its story perhaps a tad bit better all and I do believe it would had made the movie a more compelling one to watch.

An interesting experiment that is not a failure but nothing too impressive or innovative either.


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