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Casa de mi Padre (2012)

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Scheming on a way to save their father's ranch, the Alvarez brothers find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord.

Director:

Matt Piedmont

Writers:

Andrew Steele, Eva Maria Peters (dubbing dialogue)
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Armando
Diego Luna ... Raul
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Miguel Ernesto
Genesis Rodriguez ... Sonia
Efren Ramirez ... Esteban
Adrian Martinez ... Manuel
Gael García Bernal ... Onza
Manuel Urrego ... Officer Blancardo
Nick Offerman ... DEA Agent Parker
Jerry Collins Jerry Collins ... DEA Agent #2
Luis Carazo ... Young Miguel Ernesto (as Louis Carazo)
Sandra Echeverría ... Miguel Ernesto's Wife
Elijah Velarde Elijah Velarde ... Young Armando
Alejandro Patiño ... Hector (as Alejandro Patino)
Eduardo Ricard Eduardo Ricard ... Old Friend #1
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Storyline

Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father's ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando's younger brother Raul (Diego Luna), shows up with his new fiancé, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez). It seems that Raul's success as an international businessman means the ranch's troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul's business dealings turn out to be less than legit, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal). Written by Production

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Funniest movie you'll ever read.

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

11 May 2012 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

House of My Father See more »

Filming Locations:

Simi Valley, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,287,239, 18 March 2012

Gross USA:

$5,909,483

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,041,667
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Casa de mi Padre" means "House of my Father", or "My Father's House". See more »

Goofs

When Armando helps Miss Lopez on the horse, a cigarette in his mouth can be seen and not seen between cuts. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
DEA Agent #2: Not all Americans are bad, Armando.
Armando: Not all Mexicans are drug dealers. Are you ready, Sonia?
Sonia: Yes. Let's go home.
DEA Agent #2: Bye.
DEA Agent #2: Bye.
DEA Agent #2: [as they ride off] Bye, bye. Take it easy...
White Tiger: [sitting on rock chuckling]
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, there's a short commercial featuring Dan Haggerty, promoting Haggerty cigarettes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Psiloritis B
Written by Traditional/Arranged By Dimitrios Xanopolos
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User Reviews

 
It does what it was meant to do
24 August 2012 | by simplemandudeeSee all my reviews

Casa de mi Padre is not for everyone. There is a very limited audience for this movie, such as Spanish speaking folk, Will Ferrell fans. But the main one I think is the telenovela watching audience.

Casa de mi Padre is meant to poke fun at Mexican telenovelas, and it pretty much succeeded. The exaggerated acting, the exaggerated drama, weddings getting shot up, the hilarious mistakes that telenovelas usually do and the not so great pacing. This movie has it all, and it manages to exaggerate even MORE on top of that. Typical Ferrell style.

The film also has a great Hispanic cast to boot. Diego Luna, Pedro Armendariz, Gael Garcia, Genesis Rodriguez and more. And of course, Will Ferrell speaking Spanish the whole film. He does an excellent job at it.

All in all this movie is hilarious. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and if you liked what you read just now you will most likely enjoy it too.


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