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Napoleon Dynamite Details

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The directorial debut of filmmaker [[Performer~P385078~Jared Hess~jaredhess]], who also co-wrote the screenplay, Napoleon Dynamite is a quirky, offbeat comedy set in the small Idaho town of Preston. [[Performer~P385072~Jon Heder~jonheder]] stars in the titular role, a carrot-topped oddball with a decidedly eccentric family that includes his llama-loving, dune-buggy enthusiast grandmother. The story centers on the local high school's race for class president. Using some nontraditional means, Napoleon is determined to help his pal Pedro ([[Performer~P241484~Efrem Ramirez~efrenramirez]]) run a winning campaign and defeat popular girl Summer ([[Performer~P365127~Haylie Duff~haylieduff]]). Also starring The Drew Carey Show's [[Performer~P3193~Diedrich Bader~diedrichbader]], Napoleon Dynamite premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:June 11, 2004

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Sean Covel Producers Award 2004 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Jon Gries Best Supporting Actor 2004 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Jared Hess Best First Feature 2004 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Chris Wyatt Producers Award 2004 Nominee

Cast

Jon Heder
as Napoleon Dynamite
Jon Gries
as Uncle Rico
Aaron Ruell
as Kip
Efren Ramirez
as Pedro
Tina Majorino
as Deb
Diedrich Bader
as Rex
Haylie Duff
as Summer Wheatly
Trevor Snarr
as Don
Shondrella Avery
as LaFawnduh
Carmen Brady
as Starla
Emily Kennard
as Trisha
Ellen Dubin
as Ilene
Brian Petersen
as Lance
Sandy Martin
as Grandma
Brian Petersen
as Lance
Ellen Dubin
as Ilene
Carmen Brady
as Starla
Emily Kennard
as Trisha

Crew

Jared Hess
Director
Sean Covel
Producer
Chris Wyatt
Producer
Jeremy Coon
Producer
Jory Weitz
Producer
Jerusha Hess
Screenwriter
Jared Hess
Screenwriter
Munn Powell
Cinematographer
John Swihart
Composer (Music Score)
Jeremy Coon
Editor
Cory Lorenzen
Production Designer
Curt Jenson
Art Director
Jeremy Coon
Executive Producer
Jory Weitz
Executive Producer
Jerusha Hess
Costume Designer
Tim Skousen
First Assistant Director
Jory Weitz
Casting
Brian Petersen
Second Unit Director
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