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Nacho Libre [2006] (1 disc)

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Director:Jared Hess
Writer:Jared Hess
Jerusha Hess
Mike White
Composer:Danny Elfman
Length:92 minutes
(1 hour 32 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:40%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Berated all his life by those around him, a monk follows his dream and dons a mask to moonlight as a Luchador (Mexican wrestler).


Reaction: Off-beat but very funny. Not necessarily for everyone, though. If you don't like slow and uncomfortable humor, this isn't for you. If that's your jam, have at it bro!


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Jared Hess => Director / Writer
Jerusha Hess => Writer
Mike White => Writer
Danny Elfman => Composer
Ana de la Reguera => Sister Encarnación
Carla Jimenez => Candidia
Carlos Maycotte => Segundo Nuñez
Cesar Gonzalez => Ramses (as Cesar Gonzalez 'Silver King')
Darius Rose => Chancho (as Darius A. Rose)
Diego Eduardo Gomez => Chuy
Enrique Muñoz => Señor Ramon
Héctor Jiménez => Esqueleto
Jack Black => Nacho
Moises Arias => Juan Pablo
Peter Stormare => Emperor
Richard Montoya => Guillermo

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • During a Wrestling match in London, England on May 11, 2019, Cesar Gonzalez who played Ramses, died in the ring from a heart attack. He was 51.
  • The custom sky blue and crimson red coloured Nacho Libre mask, is still sold by Mexican mask makers to this day (2020).
  • Jack Black's character, Nacho, was based in part on Antonio Banderas.
  • While filming a wrestling scene, Jack Black jumped from the ring and struck his head on a chair. This caused a black eye and a gash above his right eye which needed stitches.
  • The film was partly inspired by [?] Fray Tormenta ("Friar Storm"), aka Rev. Sergio Gutiérrez Benítez--a Mexican priest who became a wrestler to raise money for his parish.
  • During filming Jack Black recorded a series of "confessionals" which were uploaded onto the Internet as video podcasts available from iTunes. They became one of the most popular podcasts in the world.
  • Ramses is portrayed by Cesar Gonzalez, a real-life luchador best known as Silver King, a second-generation luchador who is the son of lucha libre legend Dr. Wagner. He is also the brother of fellow luchador Dr. Wagner Jr. and the uncle of the recently debuted Dr. Wagner III.
  • The song that Jack Black sings at the party was improvised.
  • 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.
  • One of the moves that Satan's Cavemen performs is the "619" by [?] Rey Mysterio.