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Napolean Dynamite
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Directed By
Jared Hess
Written By
Jerusha Hess and Jared Hes
Cast
Jon Heder
Distributed By
Country
Language
English
Release Date
92 min
Runtime
2004
Rating
Budget
$2M
Gross
$46M

Napoleon Dynamite is a 2004 comedy film co-written and directed by Jared Hess and Jerusha Hess and stars Jon Heder as the title character. The film was Jared Hess's first full-length feature and is partially adapted from his earlier short film, Peluca.

Napoleon Dynamite was acquired at the Sundance Film Festival by Fox Searchlight Pictures and Paramount Pictures in association with MTV Films. It was filmed in and near Franklin County, Idaho in the summer of 2003. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2004. In June 2004, it was given a limited release. Its wide release followed in August. The film's total worldwide gross revenue was $46,140,956. The film has since developed a cult following.

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