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

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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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Trivia

The dreamy song heard during Esqueleto & Candidia's encounter is "Half Forgotten Daydreams" by John Cameron from his 1974 album The Sound Gallery Vol 1. Like Brian Bennet, who he's worked with, he composed "stock" soundtrack music for various film genres, and normally not credited. See more »

Goofs

Nacho makes the Sign of the Cross a couple of times during the movie. However, when he does it just before he "baptizes" Esqueleto, he uses his left hand, when he should have used his right hand. See more »

Quotes

Sister Encarnación: You went to watch a wrestling match?
Nacho: [after a pause] Kind of.
Sister Encarnación: You are a man of the clothe. Lucha Libre, it's a sin.
Nacho: But, why?
Sister Encarnación: Because those men fight for vanity, for money, for false pride.
Nacho: Yes it's terrible, terrible. But is it always a sin to fight?
Sister Encarnación: No. If you fight for something noble, or for someone who needs your help, only then will God bless you in battle.
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Crazy Credits

The Nickelodeon Movies bumper at the beginning of the film is used with dinging bells at a wrestling arena. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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Ramses
Composed and Produced by Danny Elfman
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Totally ridiculous and a crack up!
10 May 2007 | by rodrigo22See all my reviews

Saw this on a plane flight from Thailand to Japan, and it seemed as if I was the only one laughing. Once I found where this movie was coming from, it had me LOL and getting a few glances from others more interested in the food. Let me explain. Its not gag, punchline funny and was never intended to be. The understated dryness of visual gags and 'dead pan' delivery of dialog makes this movie totally ridiculous and a crack up! Black is great and pulls off some excellent poses. The movie is clever and artistically shot, adding even more depth to the humour. At worst this movie has a few slow spots, but it is peppered with some great 'laugh till there is dribble running out the side of your mouth' slapstick.


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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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1.85 : 1
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