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Casa de mi Padre (2012)

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Scheming on a way to save their father's ranch, the Alvarez brothers find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord.

Director:

Matt Piedmont

Writers:

Andrew Steele, Eva Maria Peters (dubbing dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Armando
Diego Luna ... Raul
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Miguel Ernesto
Genesis Rodriguez ... Sonia
Efren Ramirez ... Esteban
Adrian Martinez ... Manuel
Gael García Bernal ... Onza
Manuel Urrego ... Officer Blancardo
Nick Offerman ... DEA Agent Parker
Jerry Collins Jerry Collins ... DEA Agent #2
Luis Carazo ... Young Miguel Ernesto (as Louis Carazo)
Sandra Echeverría ... Miguel Ernesto's Wife
Elijah Velarde Elijah Velarde ... Young Armando
Alejandro Patiño ... Hector (as Alejandro Patino)
Eduardo Ricard Eduardo Ricard ... Old Friend #1
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Storyline

Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father's ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando's younger brother Raul (Diego Luna), shows up with his new fiancé, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez). It seems that Raul's success as an international businessman means the ranch's troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul's business dealings turn out to be less than legit, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal). Written by Production

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Funniest movie you'll ever read.

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

"Casa de mi Padre" means "House of my Father", or "My Father's House". See more »

Goofs

When Armando helps Miss Lopez on the horse, a crew member's hand and forearm appears briefly on the left of the screen to steady the horse's head. See more »

Quotes

Armando: Let him die. He's missing a hand anyway.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, there's a short commercial featuring Dan Haggerty, promoting Haggerty cigarettes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bro's Before Ho's (2013) See more »

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Riding To Laramie
Written by Daniel Pemberton
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A Smart, Quirky Spanish Comedy
19 April 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Scheming on a way to save their father's ranch, the Alvarez brothers find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord.

First of all, proper credit must be given to Will Ferrell. Love him, hate him or somewhere in between, he gave this role his all. Despite knowing it would not be his biggest hit, he plunged in and actually learned to speak Spanish for the part (or at least enough to fake it).

There is plenty of good humor here, from the white mountain lion to the DEA agent played by Nick Offerman (who is awesome just by being on screen), and we must not forget the butt-centric romance scene. Not sure what was up with that, but well played.

And not only is this a good comedy, it is a good story, too. Maybe it is stereotypical to have a story about Mexican drug dealers and American drug agents... maybe that gives the wrong impression of Mexico. But it makes for an interesting conflict.


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

11 May 2012 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

House of My Father See more »

Filming Locations:

Simi Valley, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,287,239, 18 March 2012

Gross USA:

$5,909,483

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,446,952
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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