Preston, Idaho's most curious resident, Napoleon Dynamite, lives with his grandma and his 32-year-old brother (who cruises chat rooms for ladies) and works to help his best friend, Pedro, snatch the Student Body President title from mean teen Summer Wheatley.Written by
The film is based on a short film Jared Hess made in 2002 with Jon Heder. Almost everything from the short made it into the feature film. For instance, there is a scene in the feature film where Napoleon and Pedro are at a state fair appraising cows or tasting milk. In the short, there is only a line of spoken dialogue that mentions the taste-testing of milk. See more »
When Uncle Rico is giving his Bust Must Plus flyers to Trish and Summer, Trish is alternately holding them with one hand and then two. See more »
Kid on Bus:
What are you gonna do today, Napoleon?
Whatever I feel like I wanna do. Gosh!
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All the items, food or otherwise, used in the credits appear at some point in the movie, e.g. Napoleon's chap-stick, Uncle Rico's steak, etc. See more »
For wide release and all showings after the limited release, a scene was filmed featuring an additional five-minutes after the credits. See more »
Performed by Jamiroquai
Written by Jay Kay (as Jason Kay), Toby Smith, Derrick MacKenzie, Simon Katz, Sola Akingbola, and Wallis Buchanan
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Napoleon Dynamite is a story about a nerd . Nerd isn't quite right . Dweeb isn't right either . He's a gork . He seems totally out of place in the world of humans as does the rest of his family . The rest of the story isn't worth mentioning . This movie resides firmly in first place on my list of Worst Movies of All Time . Lacking in almost every respect it retains only one attribute . It's a little surreal . But maybe that was because I couldn't believe this movie ever came into existence . Was everyone from the MTV executive to the projectionist asleep at the switch ? On the DVD box the New York Post declares this movie " HILARIOUS " . A blatant lie . People magazine said it was " WONDERFULLY ORIGINAL " . It may be original . No one else should ever do anything like this . Rolling Stone proclaimed " YOU'LL LAUGH TILL IT HURTS .... SWEET " . They're wasted . They'll laugh at anything . If I was on a desert island with a solar powered TV/ DVD and I only had this one DVD I would never watch it .
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