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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).

Director:

Jared Hess
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Black ... Nacho
Ana de la Reguera ... Sister Encarnación
Héctor Jiménez ... Esqueleto
Darius Rose Darius Rose ... Chancho (as Darius A. Rose)
Moises Arias ... Juan Pablo
Diego Eduardo Gomez Diego Eduardo Gomez ... Chuy
Carlos Maycotte Carlos Maycotte ... Segundo Nuñez
Richard Montoya ... Guillermo
Cesar Gonzalez ... Ramses (as Cesar Gonzalez 'Silver King')
Rafael Montalvo Rafael Montalvo ... Elderly Monk
Julio Sandoval Julio Sandoval ... Snaggle Tooth Monk
Ventura 'Tigre Hispano' Lahoz Ventura 'Tigre Hispano' Lahoz ... Arena Referee #1
Felipe Jesus 'Terror Chino' Hernandez Felipe Jesus 'Terror Chino' Hernandez ... Arena Referee #2
Enrique Muñoz Enrique Muñoz ... Señor Ramon
Carla Jimenez ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Jack Black Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

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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DTS | SDDS | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Throughout the movie, the luchador Ramses wears a golden mask. This is a reference to Father Victorio Gaetano's luchador costume from L'homme au masque d'or (1991), the movie Nacho Libre (2006) is based on. See more »

Goofs

The plot takes place in early '70s. In one of the first cuts, when Nacho is a kid (some 20 years before the main plot), he pulls off a cloth from above a color TV. Color television started in Mexico in late '60s. See more »

Quotes

Sister Encarnación: Ignacio, I have been looking all over for you, where have you been?
Nacho: I have been here. I have been sleeping.
Sister Encarnación: In a frilly shirt and slacks?
Nacho: They are my PJ's
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.55 (2010) See more »

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Composed and Produced by Danny Elfman
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A great laugh and a lot of fun!
13 June 2006 | by ronniebeeSee all my reviews

I saw this at the LA premiere at the Chinese Mann Theater. The audience was laughing so much at times, it was hard to hear the film. Jack Black may at times go over the top but he more than makes up for it with some moments of real genius. Besides the obvious jokes there's an intelligent, awkward humor here for those who look for it. Some critics are saying the plot is too predictable. C'mon. This is often an issue with critics trying to take storytelling in comedies too seriously. If a comedy succeeds in making you laugh all the way through, who the heck cares? Were you going to this movie to feel suspense or to pee your pants laughing? If the latter, you'll love this film.


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