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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.

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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:

USA | Mexico

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:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,309,599, 18 June 2006

Gross USA:

$80,197,993

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$99,255,460
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Like in wrestling, in the movie Ramses never takes off his mask. See more »

Goofs

When Sister is reading the letter delivered by Esqueleto, we hear Nacho's voice. When she gets to the second page, the words on the page do not match up with what is being said. See more »

Quotes

Nacho: I'm not listening to you. You're crazy.
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Nacho in Alley
Composed and Produced by Danny Elfman
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Funny in parts; not bad overall
7 March 2006 | by omit0See all my reviews

I saw this movie last night at a screening on the Paramount lot. There are some laughs throughout, but the writing isn't particularly great. Much of what we're expected to find funny is the nuance in Jack Black's performance, which has its appeal. He is a great performer and very graceful in the wrestling ring.

The movie will probably do okay at the box office, just due to Black's appeal and the cult status of Napoleon Dynamite and Mike White. If it was as low a budget as everyone on the bulletin board here claims, the movie will make money and everyone will be happy. I don't think that it will be a huge hit, though, even on the order of Napoleon Dynamite.

Also, I'm curious to know what fans of Lucha Libre will think of this movie. It doesn't explain anything about the sport and some may even find it insulting, in that it often goes for laughs at the expense of the luchadores.


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