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.

  1. Jared Hess

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Jerusha Hess


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jon Heder

    Jon Heder

    Napoleon Dynamite

  2. Aaron Ruell

    Aaron Ruell

    Kip Dynamite

  3. Jon Gries

    Jon Gries

    Uncle Rico

  4. Efren Ramirez

    Efren Ramirez

    Pedro Sanchez

  5. Shondrella Avery

    Shondrella Avery


Full Cast & Crew

Napoleon Dynamite
Napoleon Dynamite



Status Released

Release Information

  • August 27, 2004


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget $400,000.00

Revenue $46,118,097.00



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