Nacho Libre

June 16th, 2006


Nacho Libre

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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).

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 5.6/10 (39,337 voted)

Critic's Score: 52/100

Director: Jared Hess

Stars: Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera, Héctor Jiménez

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.

Writers: Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess

Jack Black - Nacho
Ana de la Reguera - Sister Encarnación
Héctor Jiménez - Esqueleto
Darius Rose - Chancho (as Darius A. Rose)
Moises Arias - Juan Pablo
Diego Eduardo Gomez - Chuy
Carlos Maycotte - Segundo Nuñez
Richard Montoya - Guillermo
Cesar Gonzalez - Ramses (as Cesar Gonzalez 'Silver King')
Rafael Montalvo - Elderly Monk
Julio Sandoval - Snaggle Tooth Monk
Ventura 'Tigre Hispano' Lahoz - Arena Referee #1
Felipe Jesus 'Terror Chino' Hernandez - Arena Referee #2
Enrique Muñoz - Señor Ramon
Carla Jimenez - Candidia

Taglines: He's nacho average hero


Official Website: Paramount Pictures [United States] | United International Pictures [France] |

Release Date: 16 June 2006

Filming Locations: Mexican Street, Backlot, Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $28,309,599 (USA) (18 June 2006) (3070 Screens)

Gross: $80,197,993 (USA) (3 September 2006)

Technical Specs

Runtime: UK:  | USA:

Did You Know?

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.

Continuity: When Nacho and Sister are sitting on the bed eating toast, the toast in Nacho's hands changes continually.

Nacho: Have you ever have you ever had feelings for a nun?

User Review

This movie is a**


Honestly people, get over it. Stop being so damn sensitive, suddenly people think everything is racist. People are so busy tripping over themselves trying to be politically correct all the time, it's ridiculous. Nacho Libre is not being racist. It's telling the story of a guy who lived in an orphanage and became a wrestler to save it. Take it for what is it...a movie. Yes, Jack Black's accent is annoying...but guess's a comedy, it's supposed to be one of the things that makes people laugh. It's not supposed to be realistic so stop thinking that it has to be.

Go watch the movie. It's funny and Jack Black is priceless.


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