Comedy Cinema – This Week – Napoleon Dynamite

Welcome to the sister article to Comedy Clicks! Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best comedy films that the world of cinema can offer! Today we will be looking at Napoleon Dynamite

About the Film

Summary of Plot

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.- iMDB

Year Of Release


Running Time

1 Hour 36 Minutes


Jared Hess

Box Office Opening Weekend




Jon Heder – Napoleon Dynamite
Efren Ramirez – Pedro
Jon Gries – Uncle Rico
Aaron Ruell – Kip
Dierdrich Bader – Rex
Tina Majorino – Deb

Song From the OST


  • Jon Heder drew all of the drawings in the movie except the unicorn.
  • Jon Heder was paid $1,000 to play Napoleon Dynamite. The movie grossed over $40 million in the United States.
  • The film was shot in 22 days.
  • In real life, the llama’s name is Dolly and she belongs to director/co-writer Jared Hess’ mother.
  • The opening title sequence was partially re-shot due to some of the executives at Fox Searchlight not liking the look of the actor’s hands who placed the food into the shot. They flew out a hand model to reshoot some of the shots with the director.
  • Deb’s photo studio is actually the basement of the interior version of Napoleon Dynamite’s house.

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