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
Jon Gries nearly quit acting, planning on dedicating himself to writing when a casting director he knew, needed him to play a role that another actor dropped out of, in The Big Empty. Gries filmed the role and when his scenes were being edited together, filmmakers Jared Hess and Jeremy Coons were casting Napoleon Dynamite in the same office and got a look at Gries' work, prompting them to offer him the role of Uncle Rico. Gries said that his manager was unsure of the role as the filmmakers weren't known but Gries read the script anyway and said by page 15, he was happy to play the role. See more »
When Napoleon throws the fruit at Uncle Rico's truck, they are talking but there is no audio. 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 »
This is by far one of the best movies I have ever seen. I had to drive 2 hours and pay $10 just to see it, but it was all worth it. The material in this movie was fresh, creative, original, and kept you laughing the whole time. You won't find another movie quite like it.
If you're still curious about it, there were only 40 or less people in the theater when I saw it, but if you were sitting in the front like I was you'd think that the theater was packed because of the crowd response. I've read some reviews that this movie doesn't go anywhere, but they're all full of crap. It does go somewhere, and ends strong. You have to give it to the director Jered Hess. No one makes their first movie this good. And all the actors (most of them having hardly any acting experience on film) did an incredible job. You can't top a movie like this. You'll regret it if you don't see Napoleon Dynamite
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