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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 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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The film was partly inspired by Fray Tormenta ("Friar Storm"), aka Rev. Sergio Gutiérrez Benítez--a Mexican priest who became a wrestler to raise money for his parish. See more »

Goofs

Nacho knocks the corn out of Esqueleto's hand onto the ground, but in the next shot it is gone. See more »

Quotes

Sister Encarnación: Can I come in?
Nacho: No, people might get the wrong idea about you... Like maybe you are a floozy.
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.17 (2012) See more »

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Mr. Loco
by Rafael Acosta
Performed by Mr. Loco
Courtesy of Orfeon Records
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Fans of "Napoleon Dynamite"....enjoy the show
17 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

"Nacho Libre" contains much of the same dry, deadpan humor that made "Napoleon Dynamite" so much fun to watch. I'm sure Jared Hess's brand of humor is not for everybody. We're living in an era where Dane Cook is our top comedian. So if you're expecting the same loud, obnoxious gags you see in most comedies nowadays, you'll probably be disappointed. I, on the other hand, love this type of humor. Just like in "ND," the actors don't try hard to be funny. Jack Black is not very convincing as a Mexican. With his skin so white, he sticks out like a sore thumb amongst the rest of the cast. But that's no big criticism. This is a comedy farce, and if his accent didn't sound so phony, I doubt his character would be nearly as funny. As an extra treat for all the "ND" fans out there, his character is paired off with a soft-spoken Mexican buddy. They make a good comic team, with Jack being so short and fat, and his buddy being so tall and thin. I tend to just roll my eyes at many of the crude gags I see in movies nowadays, but I even enjoyed the bathroom humor in this movie. I found myself laughing most of the way through, and this is one of the rare cases where I felt that the film lived up to its trailer. Some of the funniest gags were given away in the trailer, but there are many other funny gags that weren't. If I have any complaints, the movie does sort of drag in the third act. But all in all, "Nacho Libre" is good fun for the entire family. I can't wait to see Jared Hess's next project.


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