Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

He's out to prove he's got nothing to prove.

Original Title : Napoleon Dynamite
Director : Jared Hess
Writer : Jared Hess
Jerusha Hess
Genre : Comedy
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Jeremy Coon , Jeremy Coon , Sean Covel , Frederick Wedler , Jory Weitz , Chris Wyatt
Music : John Swihart
Photography : Munn Powell
Distributor : 20th Century Fox Italia
MPAA Rating : Rated PG for thematic elements and language.
IMDB ID : 0374900
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Jon Heder Napoleon Dynamite
Jon Gries Uncle Rico
Efren Ramirez Pedro Sanchez
Aaron Ruell Kip Dynamite
Diedrich Bader Rex
Tina Majorino Deb
Sandy Martin Grandma
Haylie Duff Summer Wheatly
Trevor Snarr Don
Shondrella Avery LaFawnduh Lucas
Bracken Johnson Randy
Carmen Brady Starla
Ellen Dubin Ilene
J.C. Cunningham Jock No. 1
James Smooth Jock No. 2
Brian Petersen Lance
Brett Taylor Nathan
Tom Lefler Principal Svadean
Elizabeth Miklavcic Renae
Scott Thomas Sheldon
Loria Badali Shoney (as Loria Badelli
Emily Tyndall Trisha Stevens (as Emily Kennard
Jamen Gunnell Vern
Nanette Young Corrina
Walter Platz Cashier
Nano De Silva Cholo No. 1
Arturo De Silva Cholo No. 2
Pat Donahue Farmer
Dale Critchlow Lyle
Tom Adams FFA Judge No. 1
Eldean Holliday FFA Judge No. 2
Arlando Larsen FFA Judge No. 3
Mary Heers Teacher
T.J. Adams Farm Boy No. 1
Jake Visser Farm Boy No. 2
Brady Stokes Farm Boy No. 3
Thedora Peeterborg Secretary No. 1
Becky Demke Secretary No. 2
Julia Ruell Girl on Bike
Jake Adams School Kid
Tara Roach Good Hand Club Dancer


Preston, Idaho's most curious resident, Napoleon Dynamite (Heder), lives with his grandma and his 32-year-old brother (who cruises chat rooms for ladies) and works to help his best friend, Pedro (Efren Ramirez), snatch the Student Body President title from mean teen Summer Wheatley (Haylie Duff).


Jim Jarmusch fans will like this one, 27 December 2004 Author: RDenial from Detroit Two things I want to address here. One is some of the previous comments have said that people over 30 probably would not like it. I am closing in on 50 and thought it was hilarious. Secondly. some of the previous comments have said that it is not reality. I strongly disagree. What is so funny about this film is that it is about boring people with boring lives. They talk in short deliberate sentences. I know people like this! I see them everyday in stores as they look at me blankly when I crack a joke about something. I work with people like this! I swear I knew people exactly like the people in this film when I was in high school in the 70s. That is what is so funny here to me. We get to see the private life of nerds and it is just as bizarre and boring as we would expect. This film is very much like the films of Jim Jarmusch. Especially "Stranger than Paradise". If you like Jarmusch movies then you will probably like this one. If you like this film then you will probably like Jarmusch. I recommend it even to people over 30 who still have the ability to laugh at the absurd. There still are a few of us. Enjoy.
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