About the film
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Release Date: June 16, 2006
|Slogan||:||«He's not lean. He's not mean. He's nacho average hero.»|
|Production Companies||:||Paramount, Nickelodeon Movies, Black & White Productions, MP Inka|
|Producers||:||Jeanne McCarthy, Jack Black, Steve Nicolaides, Mike White, Carol Lewis, Ricardo Del Río, Julia Pistor, David Klawans, Jory Weitz, Ben LeClair, John Hans Tester, Sergio Galicia, Diane L. Sabatini, Ernesto Garabito, Juan Aguirre, Pablo Buelna, Omar Arias González, Damon Ross, Ben Cooley, Rakefet Abergel, Sue-Allen Villalva, John Parker, Michele LaBrucherie, Patricia Zavala Kugler, Emmanuel Cabare, Horacio Sandoval, Sara Bachelder, Stefan A. Anderson, Carlos Alberto Ramos|
|Writers||:||Mike White, Jared Hess, Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess, Jerusha Hess|
Nacho Libre is loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta ("Friar Storm"), aka Rev. Sergio Gutierrez Benitez, a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year career as a masked luchador. He competed in order to support the orphanage he directed.