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Napoleon Dynamite
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Jared Hess


Jared Hess makes an unforgettable directorial debut with NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, a hilarious, tender, and utterly original portrait of a truly eccentric character. Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder) is a high-school outcast in every sense of the word. More interested in playing tetherball by himself and drawing pictures of his favorite animal, the "liger" (a combination of a lion and a tiger), Napoleon is ignored by everyone in his tiny hometown of Preston, Idaho. At home, things aren't much better: his uber-nerd older brother, Kip (Aaron Ruell), and ultra-vain Uncle Rico (Jon Gries) are too busy with their own obsessions to give Napoleon the time of day. It isn't until a new student, Pedro (Efren Ramirez), arrives that Napoleon finds friendship and performs an act of brave defiance that makes him a true hero.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 90 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2004

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

LANGUAGE - English, Spanish

SUBTITLES - English, Spanish, French

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Full-Frame

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Region 1

NTSC

Keep Case

Dual Side

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Director

Jared Hess

Producer

Jeremy Coon

Producer

Chris Wyatt

Producer

Sean Covel

Screenwriter

Jared Hess

Screenwriter

Jerusha Hess

Star(s)

Aaron Ruell

Star(s)

Haylie Duff

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Press

"Hess and his terrific cast -- Heder is geek perfection -- make their own kind of deadpan hilarity. You'll laugh till it hurts. Sweet."

- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"[O]dd, amusing....[Hess's] filmmaking style is well suited to the rhythms of small-town Western life."

- A. O. Scott, New York Times

 

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