Nacho Libre, a 2006 comedy-drama sports film, was directed by Jared Hess. Written by Jared and Jerusha Hess as well as Mike White.
Jack Black stars as Ignacio a Catholic friar, lucha liber fan, who secretly moonlights to make money for the orphanage, where he works day and night as a cook. Knowing that his fellow monks would be looking down upon him, they will expel him.
His ascetic, celibate lifestyle is further challenged when he falls in Love with a Nun who just arrived at the monastery to live.
The story of Fray Storm (“Friar Tormenta”) is the basis for the film. Rev. Sergio Gutierrez Benitez (a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who spent 23 years as a masked fighter luchador) competed for the support of the orphanage he managed. Julia Pistor, Black, White and David Klawans produced this film.
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Where Can I Watch Nacho Libre?
Nacho Libre, a comedy film starring Jack Black and Ana de la Reguera is now available to stream. You can stream it on Spectrum TV and The Roku Channel. Nacho Libre can be viewed on Hulu or Netflix. Disney Plus is also expanding. However, their branding is still very specific. Nacho Libre cannot be streamed there at the moment.
Is Nacho Libre a true story?
The story of Fray Storm (“Friar Tormenta”) is the basis for the film. Rev. Sergio Gutierrez Benitez (a real-life Mexican Catholic priest) spent 23 years as a masked fighter and competed for the support of the orphanage he managed.
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Is Nacho Libre a religious movie?
The movie’s title song is “I Am a Religious Man”, and the film’s main setting is a Roman Catholic orphanage. Guillermo is a friar, and Nacho and Guillermo often appear in religious icons, such as paintings and statues.