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Nacho Libre ()


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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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Nacho
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Sister Encarnación
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Esqueleto
Darius Rose ...
Chancho (as Darius A. Rose)
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Juan Pablo
Diego Eduardo Gomez ...
Chuy
Carlos Maycotte ...
Segundo Nuñez
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Guillermo
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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
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Candidia
Agustin 'Rigo' Rey ...
Galindo #1
Ricardo 'Caballero de la Muerte' Castillo ...
Galindo #2
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Young Nacho
Donald Chambers ...
Silencio
Julio Escalero ...
Ramses Trainer
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Emperor
Armando 'Mucha Crema' Gaytan ...
Pro (Coliseo) Announcer
Rafael Gonzalez Lopez ...
Pro (Coliseo) Referee
Antonio Salazar Gomez ...
Ring (Arena) Announcer
Albert M. Madrid ...
Paradise
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Sage (as Lauro Chartrand)
Filiberto Estrella ...
Duende #1 (as Filiberto Estrella Calderon)
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Duende #2 (as Gerson Virgen Lopez)
Leobardo Magadan ...
Commentator #1
Jorge Valdés García ...
Commentator #2 (as Jorge Valdez Garcia)
Craig Williams ...
El Snowflake
Brett Chan ...
Dynasty
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El Chino
Abelardo 'El Pandita' Hernandez ...
Muñeco
Emiliano 'Dalia Negra' Quiroga ...
Carlos Rosales
Luis Garcia Rendon ...
Mariachi Man
Armando Tapia ...
Monk #1
Carlos Cesar Caballero ...
Monk #2
Feliciano Ramos Mendoza ...
Amateur Announcer
Carlos 'El Mimo' Acosta Barroso ...
El Pony
Iñaki Goci ...
El Semental (as Ignacio 'Iñaqui Goci' Gonzalez Camarena)
Alfonso Ramírez ...
Amateur Referee (as Alfonso Ramirez 'Pompin')
Miguel Angel Bonequi Trujillo ...
Hacienda Tough Doorman
Aaron Yamir Ramirez Esobar ...
Young Street Kid
Rodolfo Garcia Merino ...
Motivational Coach
María González ...
Peasant Woman (as Maria Gonzalez)
René Campero ...
Wrestling Official (as Rene Campero)
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Nacho's Mother
Cristóbal Puente ...
Nacho's Father (as Cristobal Puente)
Zenaido Avendaño ...
Usher
Rosenda Hernandez ...
Woman
Joaquin Luis Jimenez ...
Ashen Faced Man
Ismael Garcia y Su Trio ...
Mariachi Band
Dominick Kurek ...
Mad Fan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chad Socolovitch ...
Wrestler (uncredited)
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Hero Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jared Hess

Written by

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Jared Hess ... (written by) &
Jerusha Hess ... (written by) &
Mike White ... (written by)

Produced by

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Jack Black ... producer
Benjamin Cooley ... associate producer
Ricardo Del Río ... co-producer (as Ricardo Del Rio Galnares)
David Klawans ... producer
Ben LeClair ... associate producer (as Ben Le Clair)
Steve Nicolaides ... executive producer
Julia Pistor ... producer
Damon Ross ... co-producer
Sharon Seto ... field producer: EPK
Mike White ... producer
Alexander Westerman ... digital producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Danny Elfman

Cinematography by

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Xavier Grobet ... (as Xavier Pérez Grobet)

Film Editing by

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Billy Weber

Editorial Department

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Charles Bunn ... assistant editor
Carlos M. Castillón ... apprentice editor
George Chavez ... color timer
D.R. Farquharson ... digital intermediate producer: EFilm (as Dan Farquharson)
Bob Fernley ... digital intermediate producer
Natasha Leonnet ... digital film colorist
Jack Lewars ... digital colorist assistant
Richard B. Molina ... first assistant editor: avid
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein ... negative cutter (as Mary Nelson-Fraser)
Lisa Tutunjian ... digital intermediate editor

Casting By

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Carol Lewis
Jory Weitz

Production Design by

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Gideon Ponte

Art Direction by

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Hania Robledo

Set Decoration by

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Beauchamp Fontaine
Maria Paz Gonzalez

Costume Design by

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Graciela Mazón

Makeup Department

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Ruth Bermudo ... assistant makeup artist
Anadia Buenrostro ... assistant hair stylist
Lourdes Delgado ... key hair stylist
Esther Lomeli ... hair stylist: second unit
Sandra Migueli ... key makeup artist
Roz Music ... hair stylist: Mr. Black / makeup artist: Mr. Black
Patricia Romero ... prosthetic artist / special makeup effects artist
Felipe Salazar ... makeup artist: second unit
Gloria Serrano ... special makeup effects assistant
Jorge Siller ... prosthetic artist / special makeup effects artist

Production Management

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Pablo Buelna ... unit production manager
Emmanuel Cabare ... assistant production manager
Arturo del Río ... unit production manager (as Arturo Del Rio)
Susan McNamara ... unit production manager: additional photography
Graham Stumpf ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Melissa V. Barnes ... second assistant director: additional photography (as Melissa Barnes)
Renan Bendersky ... second assistant director
Frederic Henocque ... first assistant director
Victor Herrera McNaught ... second second assistant director (as Victor Herrera)
Patrick Heyerdahl ... third assistant director
Jose Jimenez ... second assistant director: second unit (as Jose Abel Jimenez)
Dennis Maguire ... first assistant director: second unit
Steve Nicolaides ... first assistant director
Nick Powell ... second unit director
Brendalyn Richard ... second second assistant director: re-shoots
Esteban Sanchez ... second second assistant director: second unit

Art Department

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Carlos Alvarez Tovar ... set designer (as Carlos Alberto Alvarez Tovar)
Carlos Alvarez ... drafts person
Yaniv Bashan ... leadman: reshoots
Alida Castelan ... art department coordinator
Pia Corti ... lead person (as Pia Ana Corti Velaquez)
José Luis Cuevas ... on-set dresser (as Jose Luis Cuevas Lopez)
Juan Antonio Cuevas ... head carpenter
Israel Delgado Rivera ... graphic designer (as Israel Delgado)
Aimee Dominguez ... property master
Raúl Farías ... on-set painter (as Raul Farias)
Claudia Fernández de Cevallos Gtz ... assistant set dresser
Jesús Flores ... head painter (as Jesus Flores Vazquez)
Devorah Galván Caballero ... props (as Devorah Galvan)
Carlos Gamboa ... set designer (as Carlos Adalid Gamboa)
Esteban García Mejia ... lead person (as Esteban Garcia Mejia)
Laura González ... set dresser (as Laura Gonzalez)
William Hawa ... props assistant
Victor Hernandez ... props
Robyn B. Holmes ... buyer
Christopher Lagunes ... assistant art director
Rodolfo Martinez ... construction foreperson
Eugenia Ogarrio ... greens person
Hector Perez ... greens person
Celso Peña ... property master
Fabian Peña ... props
Magali Sagarra ... art director assistant
Jorge Sainz ... painter artist
Jorma Starratt ... set dresser
Joseph Strachan ... storyboard artist
Alberto Villaseñor ... construction coordinator (as Alberto Vallasenor Kuri)
Mauricio Waldo ... on-set dresser
Alicia Del Valle ... assistant plasterer (uncredited)
Federico Etcheverry ... set dressing assistant (uncredited)
Laura González ... decoration coordinator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Robert Althoff ... sound recordist
Steve Bartkowicz ... re-recording engineer
Ricardo Cabrera ... cable person
Gabriel Coll Barberis ... sound mixer: second unit
Kim Drummond ... adr supervisor / dialogue editor
Marc Fishman ... re-recording mixer
Christopher Flick ... foley editor (as Chris Flick)
David Giammarco ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Joan Giammarco ... adr editor
Jeff Gomillion ... adr mixer
Wayne Griffin ... dialogue editor
Robin Harlan ... foley artist
Scott A. Jennings ... sound effects editor
Jonathan Klein ... foley supervisor (as Jonathan A. Klein) / sound effects editor (as Jonathan A. Klein)
Dan Lipe ... boom operator: additional photography
Jeff Malham ... dubbing engineer
Marc Mann ... synth recording
Sarah Monat ... foley artist
Rupert Nadeau ... assistant sound editor
Santiago Núñez ... sound mixer
Jordan O'Neill ... dts sound mastering engineer
Bryan Pennington ... consultant: Dolby film sound
Philip Rogers ... adr recordist
Joe Schiff ... first assistant sound editor
Randy Singer ... foley mixer

Special Effects by

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Luis E. Ambriz Martínez ... special effects assistant (as Luis Ambriz)
Alfredo Antonio ... special effects assistant
Jorge Farfan ... special effects supervisor (as Jorge Farfan Barros)
Enrique Gómez Lara ... special effects assistant
Jaime Ramírez Guerrero ... special effects assistant (as Jaime Ramirez)

Visual Effects by

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Syd Dutton ... visual effects
Collin Fowler ... visual effects coordinator: Illusion Arts
Mark Kenaston ... rotoscope artist
Jack Lewars ... assistant color timer
Kimberly Nelson LoCascio ... visual effects executive (as Kimberly K. Nelson)
Mary E. Manning ... 3D artist (as Mary Manning)
Fumi Mashimo ... animation supervisor
Kelvin McIlwain ... visual effects supervisor
Sarah Ogletree ... visual effects coordinator
Richard Patterson ... digital supervisor
Satish Ratakonda ... digital compositor
Catherine Sudolcan ... visual effects producer
Bill Taylor ... visual effects
Andrew Tucker ... 3D artist
David S. Williams Jr. ... compositing supervisor
Thomas Mathai ... data manager (uncredited)

Stunts

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Keith Adams ... stunts
Hugo Aguilera ... stunts (as Hugo Aguilera Herrera)
Omar Ayala ... stunts (as Omar Israel Ayala de la Pena) / stunts: as Omar Israel Ayala De La Peña
Julian Bucio ... stunt coordinator: Mexico
Wilebardo Bucio ... stunts (as Willebaldo Bucio)
Colby Chartrand ... stunt performer
Alejandro de la Peña ... stunts (as Alejandro de la Peña Garcia)
Jose Antonio Garcia ... stunts
Martha Garrido ... stunts (as Martha Alicio Garrido Jimenez)
Gabriel Godínez ... stunts (as Gabriel Godinez Leon)
Nadia Hernandez ... stunts
William Hitchon ... stunts
Felipe Lopez de la Peña ... stunts
Raúl López ... stunts (as Raul Lopez Arteaga)
Juan Carlos Olalde ... stunts
Nick Powell ... stunt coordinator
Thomas Sellitti Jr. ... stunts
Rafael Valdez ... stunts
Jimmy Waitman ... stunts (as Michael J. Waitman)
Cesar Alvarez del Castillo ... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Toni Bucio ... stunt double (uncredited)
Brett Chan ... stunt double (uncredited)
Lauro David Chartrand-DelValle ... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited) / co-fight coordinator (uncredited)
Greg Fawcett ... stunt double: jack black (uncredited)
Cody Laudan ... stunt double (uncredited)
Thomas Sellitti Jr. ... stunt double: Jack Black (uncredited)
Jimmy Waitman ... stunt double (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Joel Badillo ... technician: Panavision (as Joel Badillo Delgado)
Adam Barth ... video assist operator
Víctor Camacho ... 24 frames (as Victor Camacho)
Gustavo Castillón ... second assistant photographer: "a" camera (as Gustavo Castillon)
Daniel Daza ... still photographer
Juan Fernando Guzmán ... gaffer: second unit
Wilma Gómez Luengo ... first assistant photographer: "a" camera (as Wilma Gomez)
Victor Guillermo Hernandez ... electrician
Ronald Hersey ... director of photography: second unit (as Ron Hersey)
Gerardo Manjarrez ... camera operator: "b" camera / steadicam operator
Juan José Martínez ... electrician (as Juan Jose Martinez)
Armando Medina ... video assist (as Armando Medina Parra)
Thomas Miligan ... second assistant camera: re-shoots
Felipe Morales ... second company grip
Fernando Moreno ... chief lighting technician
Miguel Angel Nava ... grip
Eliseo Orozco ... film loader
Raúl Palacios ... assistant chief lighting technician (as Raul Palacios)
Francisco Jaime Pastrana ... second assistant photographer: "b" camera (as Francisco Pastrana)
Matthew A. Petrosky ... camera operator: re-shoots
Jesus Rodriguez Jr. ... first company grip (as Jesus Rodriguez)
Juan Manuel Rodríguez ... grip (as Juan Manuel Rodriguez)
Manuel Rodríguez ... grip (as Miguel Rodriguez)
Jesus Romero ... dolly grip operator (as Jesus Romero 'Kimba')
Carlos Silva ... video assist (as Carlos Silva Sosa)
Antonio Sánchez Romero ... chief electrician (as Antonio Sanchez)
Miguel Ángel Sánchez ... grip (as Miguel Angel Sanchez)
Stefan Tarzan ... first assistant camera: re-shoots
Jaimie Trueblood ... still photographer
Deron Tse ... additional grip: re-shoots
Josue Vargas ... electrician
Raymundo Verde ... first assistant camera / first assistant photographer: "b" camera (as Raymundo Verde Pena)

Casting Department

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Rakefet Abergel ... casting associate: USA
Stefan A. Anderson ... extras casting assistant
Sara Bachelder ... extras casting
Carla Hool ... casting: Mexico
Jeanne McCarthy ... casting consultant
John Hans Tester ... adr voice casting (as Hans Tester)
Rodrigo Urbano ... casting associate: Mexico
Jorge Valdés García ... extras casting
Belinda Gardea ... casting associate (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Mariana Mazon ... wardrobe
Hilary Niederer ... set costumer: re-shoots
Lupita Peckinpah ... assistant costume designer
Francisco Stoll ... set costumer
Sarah Trost ... costume designer: title cape

Location Management

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Omar Arias González ... location manager
France Myung Fagin ... location manager (as France Myung Metz)
Heather Haase ... locations / locations: Big Sky Ranch
Horacio Sandoval ... assistant location manager
Martin Corkidi ... assistant: location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Pete Anthony ... conductor
Nick Ariondo ... musician
Steve Bartek ... orchestrator
Beck ... songs by
Eric Bradley ... musician: singer
Julian Bratolyubov ... music preparation
Elin Carlson ... chorus
Debbi Datz-Pyle ... orchestra contractor
George Doering ... musician
Bruce Dukov ... violin
Karen Harper ... vocals
Greg Hayes ... score recordist
John Houlihan ... music consultant
Will Kaplan ... music editor
Brian LeBarton ... musician
Ernest Lee ... music score programmer
Guy Maeda ... singer
Marc Mann ... conductor: choir / orchestrator
Blake Neely ... conductor
Daniel Nielsen ... composer: trailer music
Bobbi Page ... choir contractor
Federico Ramos ... musician
Liza Richardson ... music consultant
Tim Rodier ... music preparation
Shie Rozow ... associate music editor / scoring music editor
Dennis S. Sands ... music scoring mixer
Andrew Shulman ... musician
Edgardo Simone ... orchestrator
Louise Di Tullio ... musician: flute
Ron Vermillion ... music preparation
Paul Wertheimer ... score recordist
Gerald White ... singer
Gina Zimmitti ... orchestra contractor
Denise Carver ... music clearances (uncredited)
Scott Gutierrez ... score engineer (uncredited)
Aron Pinsky ... music clearances (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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William Cope ... driver
Jim DePue ... transportation captain
Lottie DePue ... driver
Ricardo Díaz Avilés ... transportation coordinator (as Ricardo Díaz)
Enrique Díaz ... transportation captain
Sergio Galicia ... production driver
Ricardo Gallarzo Jr. ... transportation captain: second unit
Alyssa Guzman ... driver: cast
Robert Hunter Jr. ... transportation coordinator
Edmundo Pérez ... production driver
Ignacio Revelo ... transportation
Jesús Reyes ... driver

Other crew

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Juan Aguirre ... assistant accountant
Valente Alanis ... animal trainer
Carlos Alberto Ramos ... production assistant
Andrea Araiz ... production liaison
Jose Blasco ... animal trainer
Josef Brandmaier ... sale and leaseback finance
Richard Bronskill ... auricle operator
Maury Carvajal ... script supervisor (as Mauri Carvajal)
Deborah J. Chesebro ... assistant accountant
Rachel Devenport ... online publicist: uk
Daniel Diaz Gonzalez Lozano ... extras assistant
Jay Floyd ... clearance administrator
Ernesto Garabito ... assistant production coordinator
Gabe Gerber ... production assistant: re-shoots
Eduardo Gonzalez ... animal trainer
Noralí Gonzalez ... assistant: Mr. White (as Norali Gonzalez)
Luis Enrique Granados ... production assistant
Billy Hayes ... production assistant
Jeroen Hendriks ... dailies projection technician
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach: Jack Black
Thomas Howard ... pro wrestling trainer: Jack Black
Michele LaBrucherie ... key set production assistant
Marc Mann ... synthesizer programmer
Juan Salvador Melgoza ... production assistant
Mauricio Minera ... animal trainer
Jeanmarie Murphy-Burke ... publicity-epk
Jorge Orozco ... production assistant
Blanca Rosa Minera Ortega ... head animal wrangler
René Ortega ... animal trainer
John Parker ... production accountant
Claudia Porter ... animal trainer (as Claudia Ortega)
Eduardo Porter ... animal trainer
Arturo Romero ... production accountant: Mexico
Dane Rosselli ... assistant: Mr. Nicolaides
Diane L. Sabatini ... production executive
Jorge Sainz ... scenic/special projects
Arturo Saldivar ... key office production assistant
Phil Scalisi ... craft service
Missy Simms ... studio teacher
Paula Sosa ... production assistant
Linda Stanley ... studio teacher
Sue-Allen Villalva ... production coordinator
Max Votolato ... assistant to production executive
George M. White ... production assistant
Niki Williams ... assistant: Mr. Hess (as Nikiah Williams)
Jain Yu ... assistant: Ms. Pistor
Patricia Zavala Kugler ... travel coordinator / unit publicist
Rodrigo Garcia Zender ... special publicist
Leyla Kader Dahm ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Jeremy Harrington ... Glue Man

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines He's not lean. He's not mean. He's nacho average hero. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Untitled Jack Black Project (United States)
  • Super Nacho (France)
  • Super Nacho (Spain)
  • Начо Либре (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Ο Μασκοφόρος Παλαιστής (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 92 min
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Box Office

Budget $32,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $28,309,599, 18 Jun 2006
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $99,255,460

Did You Know?

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Trivia During some of the wrestling scenes they used blow-up dolls to replace some of the audience. Supposedly, they cost much less than extras and they looked real. See more »
Goofs At the beginning of the first match, Nacho and Esqueleto are asked if they want to do a mask or hair match. Nacho says they will bet Esqueleto's hair. Since they lost the match, Esqueleto should have shaved his head. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into "Balto 2" R&T Part 1 (2015). See more »
Soundtracks Encarnacion See more »
Quotes Nacho: I'm not listening to you! You only believe in Science. That's probably why we never win!
Esqueleto: We never win because you are fat!
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