Nacho Libre

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Director(s): Jared Hess
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 win & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

Nacho! Nacho!

Nacho! Nacho! Nacho! Nacho!

For you.

One for you.

For you.

One for you.

One for you.

How come we can't ever have

just, like, a salad?

Be grateful, Juan Pablo.

Today is especially delicious.

Orphans, smile and be happy,

for God has blessed us

with a new teacher.

She hails from

the Oaxaca Parish Convent

of the Immaculate Heart

Sisters Lady Mountains

of Guadalupe.

Sister Encarnacin.

Thank you, Brother.

Children, today I want to tell you

a story about Isabel.

Okay, new game.

-Go get it!

-Hey, that's my ball!


I'm Ignacio.

God be with you, Ignacio.


I was wondering

if you would like to join me

in my quarters this night for some toast.

Look alive!

There is a man sick with influenza.

I need for you to pay him a visit, huh?

-But the sister and I...

-You are always complaining

of never having priestly duties.

Here is your big duty, huh?

Go now,

so that Sister and I may talk

of holy things.

I like your cow.

Where is he?

Holy Father, please receive this man

to your kingdom.

Thank you for coming here today.

This man lived a good life.

He had a wonderful woman,

a lush garden,

and a collection

of Russian nesting dolls.

May he rest in peace.







Nacho! Nacho! Nacho! Nacho! Nacho!


How's it going?

It's very late, Ignacio.

Give me a second.

Good toast.


everyone calls you gero.

My mother was a Lutheran missionary

from Scandinavia

and my father, a deacon from Mexico.

They tried to convert each other,

but they got married instead.

And then they died.

So anyways, let's get down

to the nitty-gritty.

Tell me,

who is this Encarnacin?


my favorite color is light tan.

My favorite animal is puppies.

I like serving the Lord.


Play volleyball.

You gotta be kidding me.

Everything you just said

is my favorite thing to do

every day.

So, you enjoy yourself here

at the Brotherhood?

The children, I love the children.

They are my heart.

But to tell you the truth,

the brothers make me cook stew

and stuff all day,

but they don't give me money

for fresh ingredients.

And they don't think I know a buttload

of crap about the Gospel, but I do.


Today, I saw a man in town.

People were throwing daisies at him

and giving him goodies.

Sometimes I would like

that kind of respect.

Who was this man?

Well, to tell you the truth,

he was a luchador.

Wrestling is ungodly, Ignacio.

People cheer for him,

but he is a false idol.


Be patient, Brother.

This, too, shall pass.

What is this?



There is no flavor.

There are no spices.

Where are the chips?

Somebody stole them.

Did you not tell them

that they were the Lord's chips?

I was trying to...

-You are useless, Ignacio.

-Silence, Brothers.

This is the worst lunch I ever had.

Your only job is to cook.

Do you not realize

I have had diarrhea since Easters?


Maybe I am not meant for these duties.

Cooking duty. Dead guy duty.

Maybe it's time for me

to get a better duty.

I think your food is good.

I am the gatekeeper of my own destiny,

and I will have my glory day

in the hot sun.


See you.

Hey! Listen to me! Hey!

Mucho take it easy. I need your help.

Take out the legs!

Listen to me!

Today, I have the chance of a lifetime,

but first I need a man.

Get off me!

Don't you see?

Your skills plus my skills

in the ring, tag team.

You're crazy!

Aren't you tired

of getting dirt kicked in your face?

I am!

Don't you want a little taste of the glory?

See what it tastes like?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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  • gg.98587
    location of picture the artist magazine, i think this image was one that only appeared in japan
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