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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.
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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

Louis Carazo ... Young Miguel Ernesto

Sandra Echeverría ... Miguel Ernesto's Wife

Elijah Velarde ... Young Armando

Alejandro Patino ... Hector
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 Sherman ... Margarite

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

Diana Laura ... Wedding Planner

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
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
Amie McCarthy .... property master
Mitch Naber .... carpenter
Joe Ondrejko .... construction coordinator
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 Bray .... stunts
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
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
Gayle Sherman .... 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 Kousakis .... casting assistant
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
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
Chris Cook .... production assistant
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
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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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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The copyright year shown beneath the title (in Roman numerals) is 1970.See more »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: (at around 6 mins) When Ferrel is hiding behind the rock, the background is a two-part screen and was not lined up straight. However this movie has a lot of deliberate mistakes. A very obvious painted background, not lined up straight, is just one of them.See more »
Armando:Let him die. He's missing a hand anyway.See more »
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Fun Parody of Telenovelas for Those Willing to Give it a Chance, 23 October 2012
Author: brando647 from Spring Hill, FL

I have nothing but respect when actors or filmmakers take risks, and this was a risk on Will Ferrell's part. Ferrell is already a hit-or-miss comic actor, with a few great movies under his belt and just as many forgettable. For every ANCHORMAN there's a LAND OF THE LOST. I'm not the biggest fan of his movies but when's he good, he's good. I was happy to see Ferrell had the nerve to release a small movie, low budget with deliberately poor production value, and completely in Spanish. In a time when so many American moviegoers refuse to sit through a movie they'll need to "read", you've got to love what you do to go against the grain with a film like CASA DE MI PADRE. Good for Ferrell and his film buddies for doing the movie, and the best part is…I actually enjoyed it. Well, not at first. The movie is done in the style of Mexican/Spanish telenovelas. It's a feature length soap opera/Spanish western, and I know that alone will turn some people off. It is the tale of Armando Alvarez (Ferrell), a simple ranchero working on his father's land when his beloved brother Raul makes a triumphant return to their homestead with exciting news. Raul (Diego Luna) is to be married to the beautiful Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez) and he has plans to revive his father's dying ranch. But with the dangerous drug lord La Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal) moving in on their land, Armando discovers that his brother might not be as noble as he believed.

This movie needed an extra viewing to really grow on me. I wasn't impressed the first time, believing it to be a one note joke dragged out to feature length (Will Ferrell speaking Spanish…poorly. I can hardly contain my laughter.) But, really, there is a lot of hilarious stuff here. It's just subtler than I was expecting. The best bits are a lot of the little things. Sure, there're some blatantly funny parts, especially with the deliberate poor production value. Painted backdrops, obvious sets, obvious props, rear projection, etc. But then there are the little things. Raul never without a cigarette and drink in his hands, even in the midst of a violent gun battle. Armando can't roll a cigarette to save his life (although the commentary with Ferrell reveals that he can, in fact, roll a cigarette…just not when he's trying to remember his lines in another language). The melodrama, the cheesy line delivery…it's great. The opening of the movie sets the tone perfectly: Ferrell in a field with his fellow rancheros and a herd of cattle. Ferrell stoically dismounts from his horse and approaches a small brown calf…the scene cuts to a new angle as he bends down to pick it up and he rises with a blatantly fake black calf as he stares dramatically into the sun. Boom…cut to the trippy, James Bond-ish opening titles with none other than Christina Aguilera singing. It didn't win me over at first, but I love it now.

I have to give Ferrell credit: there are times when he almost sounds fluent in his Spanish. I love his musical numbers. He's a perfect balance of serious and absurd, though I hate to say we're treated to an abundance of Ferrell butt shots. I could've done without that. The rest of the cast is even better. Diego Luna is solid gold as Raul with swagger and confidence, and Genesis Rodriguez (an actress with an actual history in Spanish soap operas) is both amazingly beautiful and the only one giving her role an honest try. She gives the movie it's biggest dose of dramatic performing, taking her role 100% serious amongst all of the bizarre. And then there's Gael Garcia Bernal….this dude is hilarious. Easily the funniest part of the movie in my opinion. Again, he's not outright goofball in his performance as the movie's villain, La Onza. It's the little quirks here and there that he tosses in. He had me laughing harder than anything else at times. All the more reason it's a shame that a lot of people will probably skip this movie because of it's strange premise and it's use of Spanish with English subtitles. You don't have to be familiar with telenovelas to enjoy it; I certainly wasn't. A passing familiarity with them and an open mind is enough to enjoy CASA DE MI PADRE, one of Ferrell's better films.

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