Napoleon Dynamite | 2004

Directed by: Jared Hess

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Main Plot

"Napoleon Dynamite" follows the life of an eccentric teenager named Napoleon, who lives in a small town in Idaho. Napoleon navigates through the challenges of high school, dealing with bullies, and trying to fit in. With his unique personality and quirky hobbies, Napoleon forms unexpected friendships and embarks on a mission to help his friend Pedro become class president. Along the way, he encounters various humorous and awkward situations, showcasing the oddities of small-town life and the triumph of embracing one's individuality.


  • Jon Heder's character in Napoleon Dynamite is Napoleon Dynamite, a socially awkward high school student navigating through his unconventional life in a small town.
  • Efren Ramirez's character in Napoleon Dynamite is Pedro Sanchez. He plays the role of Napoleon's best friend and becomes a candidate for class president.
  • Jon Gries' character in Napoleon Dynamite is Uncle Rico. He is Napoleon's uncle who constantly reminisces about his glory days as a football player and sells time machines.

Ending Explained

In the conclusion of "Napoleon Dynamite," Napoleon's quirky and unconventional personality finally pays off. He helps his friend Pedro win the school election against popular girl Summer, and they become unlikely heroes. Napoleon also manages to win the heart of his crush, Deb. The film ends with a memorable dance scene at the school prom, where Napoleon showcases his unique dance moves and impresses everyone. The characters' futures are briefly shown through a series of still images, revealing that Napoleon becomes a successful martial artist, Pedro becomes the student body president, and Deb becomes a glamour shot photographer. The film concludes on a positive note, celebrating individuality and the triumph of the underdog.

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