Napoleon Dynamite


1h 26m 2004

Brief Synopsis

From the rural town of Preston, Idaho, comes Napoleon Dynamite. With a red 'fro, his moon boots and illegal government ninja moves, he is a new kind of hero. His family consists of fragile brother Kip, who's seeking his soulmate in online chat rooms; Uncle Rico, who is stuck in his "glory" days of h

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Cinetic Media; Deluxe Australia; Entertainment Partners; Magic Films & Video Works; Title House, Inc.
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Fox Searchlight Pictures; MTV Films; Sam Film; United International Pictures
Location
Preston, Idaho, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Synopsis

From the rural town of Preston, Idaho, comes Napoleon Dynamite. With a red 'fro, his moon boots and illegal government ninja moves, he is a new kind of hero. His family consists of fragile brother Kip, who's seeking his soulmate in online chat rooms; Uncle Rico, who is stuck in his "glory" days of high school football; and Grandma, who enjoys going out to the dunes on her quad-runner. Napoleon spends his days drawing magical beasts, working on his computer hacking skills to impress the chicks, and begrudgingly feeding his grandma's pet llama. When his friend Pedro decides to run for class president, it is Napoleon to the rescue to help him triumph over adversity.

Cast

Jon Heder

Napoleon Dynamite

Efren Ramirez

Pedro

Jon Gries

Uncle Rico

Aaron Ruell

Kip

Tina Majorino

Deb

Haylie Duff

Summer

Ellen Dubin

Ilene

Emily Kennard

Trisha

Diedrich Bader

Rex

Sandy Martin

Grandma

Shondrella Avery

Lafawnduh

Trevor Snarr

Don

Carmen Brady

Starla

James Gunnell

Bracken Johnson

Jc Cunningham

James Smooth

Nanette Young

Walter Platz

Arturo De Silva

Nano De Silva

Dale Critchlow

Brian Petersen

Brette Taylor

Tom Lefler

Elizabeth Miklavcic

Scott Thomas

Loria Badelli

Pat Donahue

Tom Adams

Eldean Holliday

Arlando Larsen

Mary Heers

T. J. Adams

Jake Visser

Brady Stokes

Thedora Peeterborg

Becky Demke

Julia Ruell

Cody Abrams

Cara Alder

Fredrick Atkins

Amanda Austin

Madison Beckstead

Cindy Biggs

Taylor Bosen

Michael Brewer

Jake Adams

Shonee Alder

Derik Atkinson

Sarah Barton

Landon Bell

Jon Bliss

Hayley Bowen

Ashely Buck

Paul Adams

Shontae Alder

Tami Auger

Brooke Beckstead

Heather Benson

Kolton Bosen

Daniel Brewer

Jeremy Burns

Cherone Call

Shelbee Call

Cristina Child

Jade Christiansen

Samantha Clark

Tiffany Cole

Arianna Crosland

Brian Davis

Isaac Demke

Mary Downs

Leatrice Esplin

William Fetzer

Cassie Galloway

Hannah Gibby

Dakotah Gordon

Eden Hamblin

Evan Harris

Megan Haslam

Audrey Hinricks

Cheryl Hobbs

Elaina Horne

Ashley Jackson

Marla Jensen

Karenina Jones

Katie Keller

Jake King

Kylie Larsen

Rionnnie Love

Justin Mason

Trevor Mendenhall

Marie Nelson

Elizabeth North

Laura Olivderson

Brandon Ostler

Sarah Owen

Mckell Peterson

Justin Poppleton

Shane Pulsipher

Brianne Richardson

Tara Roach

Perrie Sagers

Jenny Seamons

Preston Slaughter

Charles Sparrow

Jesse Stocks

Vanessa Stratton

Gloria Talbot

Rosie Thomas

Alisha Wakley

Brigham Wilcox

Crystal Wright

Patrick Zook

Tyler Waters

Shanda Call

Skylar Carver

Paige Christensen

Jane Christiansen

Summer Coburn

Timothy Colvin O

Mandi Dalley

Aaron Demke

Tyler Dodge

Tyler Drury

Roy Esplin

Kai Fetzer

Allison Gamble

Katherine Gibby

Jenna Griffeth

Kyle Hansen

Radine Harris

Jake Higley

Colton Hirschi

Cody Hobbs

Debbie Hugie

Annette Jensen

Ryan Jensen

Kayleen Jones

Keri Kelley

Jessica Koller

Jacob Linderman

Mario Mainini

Christina Mcbride

Levi Morrison

Christina Nicholas

Jessica North

Shawn Oliverson

Skylar Ostler

Jenna Packer

Lynette Phillips

Matt Porter

Stephen Rallison

Sean Richmond

Marc Roberts

Lacey Saxton

Katie Seamons

Sabrena Smart

Kelsey Stockdale

Katrina Stocks

Chantel Talbot

Kolby Talbot

Kacie Thompson

Cory Waters

Lindsay Wilson

Becki Yeates

Shawnee Call

Christy Checketts

Amy Christiansen

Shane Christiansen

Brittney Cole

Leah Corcorran

Sami Dalley

Kim Demke

Alison Downs

Megan Earley

Charles Fetzer

Brittany Foster

Emily Gamer

Kristen Gibby

Braden Hablin

Tyler Hansen

Alyssa Harrison

Matt Hinrichs

Kayla Hirschi

Sean Hobie

Damon Hull

Kevin Jensen

Lacey Johnson

Dayne Keller

Michael Kelley

Amber Larsen

Jason Linderman

Tyler Martin

Nate Mcbride

Nanetter Neilson

Kimberley Nicholas

Josh North

Crew

Steve Adams

Song Performer

Sola Akingbola

Song

Brandi Allred

Production Assistant

Mis Amores

Caterer

Teresa Anderson

Other

Bryan Arenas

Audio Consultant

Elayne Bair

Caterer

Charlie Barnett

Caterer

Jessica Bath

Production Assistant

William Boaz

Key Grip

Karen Borell

Liaison

Backstreet Boys

Song Performer

Gordon Bruster

Caterer

Wallis Buchanan

Song

Clarence E Carpenter

Song

Doug Chamberlain

Assistant Camera

George Chavez

Color Timer

Brandon Christensen

Assistant Camera

Kendal Christensen

Production Assistant

Bryan Clifton

Swing

Bryan Clifton

Grip

Travis Cline

Best Boy

Brian David Cohen

Other

Josh Comen

Main Title Design

Jeremy Coon

Editor

Jeremy Coon

Producer

Steve Costanza

Makeup

Sean Covel

Producer

Matt Davis

Sound Mixer

Joshua Deighton

Studio Executive

Daniel Demke

Hair Stylist

Diana Demke

Costumer

Daniel Drysdale

Video

Patrick Evje

Other

Pablo Ferro

Main Title Design

Lulu Fetzer

Costumer

Nathan Firth

Production Assistant

Rusty Fisher

Boom Operator

Marty Fresca

Casting

Marian Gold

Song

Jeff Gustafson

Camera

Linda Hansen

Craft Service

Benjy Hess

Production Assistant

James Hess

Assistant Director

Jared Hess

Screenwriter

Jerusha Hess

Screenwriter

Jerusha Hess

Costume Designer

Rob Hyman

Song

Simon Jeffes

Song

Curt Jenson

Art Director

Jason Karlatiras

Production Assistant

Ramy Katrib

Post-Production

Simon Katz

Song

Jason Kay

Song

Brian Kibbie

Negative Cutter

Irina Kuriniskaja

Makeup

Cyndi Lauper

Song Performer

Cyndi Lauper

Song

Jane Lee

Liaison

Brian Lefler

Script Supervisor

Brian Lefler

Storyboard Artist

Mark Linden

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Brian T. Littrell

Song

Bernhard Lloyd

Song

Cory Lorenzen

Production Designer

Kristian Lundin

Song

Tracy Lynch-sanchez

Music

Derrick Mackenzie

Song

Max Martin

Song

Amanda Mcbroom

Song

Scott Mcclelland

Other

Terrance Mckay

Production Assistant

Edvin Mehrabyan

Post-Production

Tyler Meiners

Rigging Grip

Tyler Meiners

Swing

Frank Mertens

Song

Andrew Midgley

Compositing Supervisor

Eric Moro

Unit Publicist

Ken Murdoch

Driver

Mark Murdock

Stunts

Jenni Nelson

Property Master

Tara Paul

Dialogue Editor

Tara Paul

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Mike Post

Song

Munn Powell

Director Of Photography

Carlos Ramirez

Adr Editor

Carlos Ramirez

Adr

Christopher Regan

Color Timer

Duff Edward Rich

Gaffer

Jessica Rounds

Hair

Shea Rounds

Hair

Joan Rowe

Foley

Aaron Ruell

Photography

Julia Ruell

Wardrobe Supervisor

Julia Ruell

Editing

Zed Saeed

Post-Production

Henry Santos

Post-Production

Jonas Sappington

Art Assistant

David Scharf

Dialogue Editor

David Scharf

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Brett Shumway

Swing

Toby Smith

Song

Seth Smoot

Photography

Harry Snodgrass

Sound Editor

Harry Snodgrass

Sound Supervisor

Harry Snodgrass

Sound Effects

Adam Stern

Digital Effects Artist

Louise Stevenson

Liaison

Lee Stratford

Swing

John Swihart

Music

Frederick Wedler

Line Producer

Jory Weitz

Executive Producer

Jory Weitz

Casting

Quinten White

Production Assistant

Chris Wyatt

Producer

Jennie Yamaki

Unit Production Manager

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Cinetic Media; Deluxe Australia; Entertainment Partners; Magic Films & Video Works; Title House, Inc.
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Fox Searchlight Pictures; MTV Films; Sam Film; United International Pictures
Location
Preston, Idaho, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States June 11, 2004

Released in United States Summer June 11, 2004

Released in United States on Video December 21, 2004

Released in United States January 2004

Project based upon "Peluca," a 9-minute short film directed by Jared Hess which screened at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City in January, 2003.

Fox Searchlight acquired worldwide distribution rights at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival for a reported sum of $3-$5 million.

Limited Release in United States June 11, 2004

Released in United States Summer June 11, 2004

Released in United States on Video December 21, 2004

Released in United States January 2004 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Dramatic Competition) January 15-25, 2004.)

Winner of the 2004 Satellite Award for Best Original Score by the International Press Academy (IPA).