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Nacho Libre (2006)

PG | | Comedy, Family, Sport | 16 June 2006 (USA)
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Berated all his life by those around him, a monk follows his dream and dons a mask to moonlight as a Luchador (Mexican wrestler).

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nacho
... Sister Encarnación
... Esqueleto
Darius Rose ... Chancho (as Darius A. Rose)
... Juan Pablo
Diego Eduardo Gomez ... Chuy
Carlos Maycotte ... Segundo Nuñez
... Guillermo
... Ramses (as Cesar Gonzalez 'Silver King')
Rafael Montalvo ... Elderly Monk
Julio Sandoval ... Snaggle Tooth Monk
Ventura 'Tigre Hispano' Lahoz ... Arena Referee #1
Felipe Jesus 'Terror Chino' Hernandez ... Arena Referee #2
Enrique Muñoz ... Señor Ramon
... Candidia
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Storyline

Nacho (Black) is a monastery cook, who spends his day feeding orphans and being overlooked by the monastery. When Sister Encarnación (Reguera) arrive at the monastery, Nacho realises that the only way to win her affection and to save the children, will be by competing as a Luchador wrestler. Written by FilmFanUK

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He's not lean. He's not mean. He's nacho average hero.

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Comedy | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for some rough action, and crude humor including dialogue | See all certifications »

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16 June 2006 (USA)  »

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Untitled Jack Black Project  »

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Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,309,599, 18 June 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$80,197,993

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$99,255,460
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1.85 : 1
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Ramses is portrayed by Cesar Gonzalez, a real-life luchador best known as Silver King, a second-generation luchador who is the son of lucha libre legend Dr. Wagner. He is also the brother of fellow luchador Dr. Wagner Jr. and the uncle of the recently debuted Dr. Wagner III. See more »

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In the opening when they show young Nacho gathering items to make his first cape, the hand/fingers that reaches up to grab the rosary beads is thin and then when it shows him assembling the cape the hand/fingers are chubby. See more »

Quotes

Esqueleto: Summon your eagle powers.
Nacho: What do you think I'm doing?
Nacho: [Losing badly, about to take a big hit] Eagle powers... come to me! Please!
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Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.17 (2012) See more »

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Ramses Starts to Win
Composed and Produced by Danny Elfman
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Slapstick south of the border ... in tights
16 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

Much to my surprise, as I begrudgingly went to the movies with my 12 yr old son, I LOVED this film. I expected nothing, yet in return, I received a wonderful 1 hour and 40 minute respite from the real world, filled with slapstick humor and total silliness. Slapstick humor always walks a tightrope between bad taste and belly laughs. The Three Stooges are mind-numbingly inane: most laugh intensely and some never get the joke. Laurel and Hardy isn't for everyone either. Nacho Libre is not filled with Woody Allen irony, it doesn't have Christopher Guest's drollness, and it's not James Brook slick. It's not sophisticated humor! How can any film featuring Jack Black as a Mexican friar/fryer/wrestler/wannabe wooer ... all for the "good of the orphans" be taken seriously? It's simply for the 12 year old boy in all of us who laughs when Moe hits Curly and laughs when fat guys, even with over the top Mexican accents, are paired with skinny guys ... in a wrestling ring ... with stretchy pants.

I originally wrote this as a reply to a poster who asked if the mean IQ of people who liked this was 93, but the post was subsequently deleted. But to him I say, "By the way, I'm a physician and my IQ is a tad over 93. But even if I had no job at all and even if my IQ was 93 ... who cares ... I laughed, with my son, eating popcorn, in the dark. And that's the joy of sharing a movie like this." No es?


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