Nacho Libre is a 2006 comedy film directed by Jared
Hess. It is a production of Nickelodeon Movies. The script was written
by Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess and Mike White. It was loosely based
on the story of Fray Tormenta ("Friar Storm"), aka Rev.
Sergio Gutierrez Benitez, a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who
had a 23-year career as a masked luchador. He competed in order
to support the orphanage he directed. The producers are Jack Black,
David Klawans, Julia Pistor, and Mike White. The film received mixed
reviews from critics.
The release date was May 2006, but was changed by Paramount to avoid
competition from Fox's X-Men: The Last Stand and one of Paramount's
other films, Mission: Impossible III. It was then placed between
the releases of Disney/Pixar's Cars (June 9) and Warner Bros. and
Legendary Pictures' Superman Returns (June 28). The film was rated
PG by the MPAA for "rough action and crude humor, including
dialogue." It was released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 24,
2006. It was distributed in Switzerland, Spain, and the Netherlands
by Universal Pictures .....