PG | | Comedy
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.
Tina Majorino had a life-threatening peanut allergy. When Deb is eating the peanut butter and jelly sandwich at lunch, it is actually a sandwich with a jelly spread.
Kid on Bus:
What are you gonna do today, Napoleon?
Napoleon Dynamite: Whatever I feel like I wanna do. Gosh!
When Randy starts grabbing the kid's neck in the hallway, the kid immediately reaches into his pocket. After the camera cuts back from Napoleon and the drinking fountain, the kid's hand is on his neck, and then he reaches for his pocket.
The opening credits are made entirely of various items such as plates of food, a notebook, pencils, and a roll of chapstick.
For wide release and all showings after the limited release, a scene was filmed featuring an additional five-minutes after the credits.
$116,666 13 June 2004