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Napoleon Dynamite

From the rural town of Preston, Idaho, Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder) spends his days drawing “Ligers”, feeding his grandmother's pet llama, and improving his computer hacking skills. When his best friend Pedro (Efren Ramirez) decides to run for class president, Napoleon acts as the unlikely hero for his campaign.

Released:
August 27, 2004

Cast:

Jon Heder
Jon Gries
Aaron Ruell
Efren Ramirez

Director:
Jared Hess

Producer:
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Written by:
Jared Hess and Jerusha Hess

Budget:
$400K

Box Office:
$44.5M

Awards:

Golden Trailer Awards: Best Comedy - Won
MTV Movie Awards: Best Movie - Won
MTV Movie Awards: Best Musical Performance - Won (Jon Hader)
MTV Movie Awards: Breakthrough Male - Won (Jon Hader)
Golden Satellite Award: Best Original Score - Won
Teen Choice Award: Choice Movie: Comedy - Won
Teen Choice Award: Choice Movie Hissy Fit - Won
Teen Choice Award: Choice Movie Breakout Performance - Female - Won (Haylie Duff)
Teen Choice Award: Choice Movie Dance Scene - Won
Film Discovery Jury Award: Best Feature - Won



Metacritic Score:
64

Rotten Tomatoes Score:
71