Heck-yeah! Cheers to 19 Years of Awkwardness

What started out as a project created by two students at Utah's Brigham Young University has turned into one of the biggest cult classics of all time. The 19th anniversary of Napoleon Dynamite, the film that put Pedro, Chapstick, tater tots, and a moody llama named Tina on the map, is fast approaching!
A lot of people seem to forget that Jon Heder thrust Idaho into the spotlight four years ahead of Aaron Paul in his break-out role as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad.
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Napoleon Dynamite: one of our own

Whether or not they'll admit it as freely as they will for Aaron Paul, most Idahoans claim a curly-headed geek named Napoleon Dynamite as one of their own.
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Why? Well, if you didn't know, Napoleon Dynamite was filmed about four-and-a-half hours outside of Boise in the small town of Preston, Idaho. And it was no accident that the movie was filmed in the Gem State. Actually, Jared Hess, the director of Napoleon Dynamite, had one very special reason for shooting the film here that we'll get to asap in the gallery below!

Napoleon Dynamite Returns to the Silver Screen in Boise

To celebrate the 19th anniversary, we thought we'd bust a sweet move in a gallery of fun facts about Preston, Idaho's very own Napoleon Dynamite ahead of it's 19th anniversary premier at the Egyptian Theater!
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If you're still voting Pedro all these years later, you're going to love this!

9 Sweet Napoleon Dynamite Facts Before the 15th Anniversary Premier in Boise

"Tina, eat the food! EAT THE FOOD!" -Napoleon

While Tina, Napoleon's ravenous and rebellious llama eats her food, treat yourself to a sweet gallery of fun facts about Idaho's favorite movie!

Check out the Beloved Characters of Idaho's Napoleon Dynamite

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Behind The Scenes of Napoleon Dynamite

If you have ever watched the "Director's Cut" of your favorite show or movie, you know how insightful seeing "the process" is, behind the scenes. Now, a behind the scenes look at Napoleon Dynamite has surfaced and the internet is in love! Check out some highlights and the video itself, below!
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