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The film follows its main character as he skips school with two of his friends, picks up a winning lottery ticket and go thrift shopping, where they find a wig for Giel's shaved head.

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Jared Hess

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Cast

Cast overview:
Jon Heder ... Seth
Greg Hansen Greg Hansen ... Pedro
Chris Sanchez Chris Sanchez ... Giel
Bracken Johnson Bracken Johnson ... Randy
Zack Thomas Zack Thomas ... Vern
Chris Thomas Chris Thomas ... Other Boy On Bus
Leo Shackleford Leo Shackleford ... Cashier (as Leonard Shackleford)
Sarah Barton Sarah Barton ... Girl
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The film follows its main character as he skips school with two of his friends, picks up a winning lottery ticket and go thrift shopping, where they find a wig for Giel's shaved head.

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Comedy | Short

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USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peluca See more »

Filming Locations:

Preston, Idaho, USA

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1.37 : 1
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The film was created as an assignment in the BYU film program. See more »

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Remade as Napoleon Dynamite (2004) See more »

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I see the origin of N.D. in this, but I've gotta say, WHAT THE FLIP WAS *THIS* ABOUT?
7 August 2005 | by Jtbone3141See all my reviews

I've seen Napoleon Dynamite lots of times, and finally learned where I could see Peluca. So I checked it out. I mean, I can see where they got the idea for Napoleon Dynamite for this. Same personality in each character, just different names. Also, the whole "Pedro shaving his head" thing and Napoleon throwing that toy out the window and making it jump around and all. But I must say, Jared Hess must have gone from desperation to domination. Also, maybe if this was longer and had more detail in what Seth, Gayle and Pedro, maybe, just maybe, I'd like it better, despite it being in b/w. The Defiant Ones, was in b/w, yet still a great movie, the same for Schindler's List, but if you watched it in a different DeLuxe format, it could be in color.


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