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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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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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song that Jack Black sings at the party was improvised. See more »

Goofs

When Nacho and Sister are sitting on the bed eating toast, the toast in Nacho's hands changes continually. See more »

Quotes

Nacho: These are my recreation clothes.
Sister Encarnación: They look expensive.
Nacho: Thank you.
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Connections

Referenced in Entourage: Dog Day Afternoon (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Hombre Religioso (Religious Man)
by George Garcia
Performed by Mr. Loco
Courtesy of Orfeon Records
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Poor Jack
30 June 2006 | by StuntsForFilmSee all my reviews

Perhaps being a huge Jack Black fan led up to my disappointment. Honestly, I think he did the best he could with what he had. The script had room for jokes but they never came. Whenever a film has to resort to a fart to make the audience laugh, there just isn't much to entertain you. Jack is an actor that feeds off support and he had none in this film. He was literally walking the plank while trying to deliver humor. Good guy triumphs and everyone leaves with a warm fuzzy feeling. I left wondering why Jack Black took the part. I think the idea was to come up with a new "Napoleon Dynamite" for the Summer but this one fell short.


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