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Plot, Details & Awards

Napoleon Dynamite

Rated PG for thematic elements and language.

PG In Theaters 06/11/2004 , 86min.
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Plot & Details

The directorial debut of filmmaker Jared Hess, who also co-wrote the screenplay, Napoleon Dynamite is a quirky, offbeat comedy set in the small Idaho town of Preston. Jon Heder 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 (Efrem Ramirez) run a winning campaign and defeat popular girl Summer (Haylie Duff). Also starring The Drew Carey Show's Diedrich Bader, Napoleon Dynamite premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Popular Movie Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Actor Jon Gries Nominated
2004 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature Jared Hess Nominated
2004 Independent Spirit Awards Producers Award Sean Covel Nominated
2004 Independent Spirit Awards Producers Award Chris Wyatt Nominated

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Sundance Film Festival In Competition Nominated

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