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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)
3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

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

Shot in twenty-one days. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie when Onza is shot and falls dead to the floor below, his body is briefly seen, but when it cuts back his body is no where to be found. See more »

Quotes

DEA Agent Parker: Listen you piece of shit. I make one call, and I can get 10 helicopters to come over that hill and turn your ranch into a lit fart.
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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

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Marie's Blues
Written by Rikki Caine
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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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