Top 13 Napoleon Dynamite Movie Details

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In the movie Napoleon Dynamite, Napoleon's uncle Rico always talks about how if the coach would have put him in they would have won state. When Pedro is talking to the principal you can see a second place trophy for football behind him.

Pedro's campaign promise "Vote for me and I'll make your wildest dreams come true" actually happens. From the moment he is elected, almost every character has their wildest dream come true

Trivia

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  1. Every dish shown during the opening credits is eaten by a character later in the movie.

  2. Loves his steak. However, actor Joe Gries did not eat red meat at the time of shooting. During these scenes, Gries would spit the steak into the napkin when wiping his mouth.

  3. The dance scene near the end of the movie is all improvised

Hidden Details

Uncle Rico references how he could have won the state championship in 1982 if his coach put him in the game. Later in the film during the time machine scene, the machine is set to 1982 before Napoleon tries it out, Uncle Rico having tried it first.

1 - As Uncle Rico is popping in his football video to show Napoleon and Kip, he writes the letter O in his name in the shape of a football.
As Uncle Rico is popping in his football video to show Napoleon and Kip, he writes the letter O in his name in the shape of a football.

While Kip is on the phone with Napoleon his tower of cheese gets taller every cut.

Napoleon can be seen in a couple of scenes carrying the "delicious bass" (wrapped in tin foil) that he later tells Deb he caught for her.

Kip is so bored of his phone conversation with Napoleon about Chapstick that he decides to grate a small mountain of cheese for his nachos in the meantime

1 - Inside Rex's "dojo" near the beginning of the movie, the words "I shall respect Rex, I shall never misuse Rex-Kwon-Do, I shall be a champion of Freedom and Justice" are seen above the large mirror Rex stands in front of.
Inside Rex's "dojo" near the beginning of the movie, the words "I shall respect Rex, I shall never misuse Rex-Kwon-Do, I shall be a champion of Freedom and Justice" are seen above the large mirror Rex stands in front of.
1 - You can see through the lens and out of the viewfinder of Deb's camera, meaning that there's no roll of film inside.
You can see through the lens and out of the viewfinder of Deb's camera, meaning that there's no roll of film inside.
Napoleon Dynamite poster
Napoleon Dynamite poster

Napoleon Dynamite 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.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Napoleon Dynamite, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Napoleon Dynamite and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Comedy
Director Jared Hess
Main Actors Jon Heder, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell, Efren Ramirez
IMDB score 6.9