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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

R | | Comedy | 3 November 2006 (USA)
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Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.

Director:

Larry Charles

Writers:

Sacha Baron Cohen (screenplay), Anthony Hines (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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1,899 ( 156)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sacha Baron Cohen ... Borat
Ken Davitian ... Azamat
Luenell ... Luenell
Chester Chester ... Bear
Charlie Charlie ... Bear
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Storyline

Borat Sagdiyev is a TV reporter of a popular show in Kazakhstan as Kazakhstan's sixth most famous man and a leading journalist. He is sent from his home to America by his government to make a documentary about American society and culture. Borat takes a course in New York City to understand American humor. While watching Baywatch on TV, Borat discovers how beautiful their women are in the form of C. J. Parker, who was played by actress Pamela Anderson who hails from Malibu, California. He decides to go on a cross-country road trip to California in a quest to make her his wife and take her back to his country. On his journey Borat and his producer encounter a country full of strange and wonderful Americans, real people in real chaotic situations with hysterical consequences. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Come to Kazakhstan, It's Nice!

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong crude and sexual content including graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Romanian | Hebrew | Polish | Armenian

Release Date:

3 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Borat See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,455,463, 5 November 2006

Gross USA:

$128,505,958

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$261,572,744
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of Borat's neighbor, Nursultan Tuyakbay, is a cross between the names of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and opposing politician Zharmakhan Tuyakbay. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning when Borat is walking, we see some kids beside him, when the camera zooms in the kids have dispersed or changed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Borat: Jak sie masz? My name-a Borat. I like you. I like sex. Is nice!
["How are you?" in Polish]
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Crazy Credits

"KAZAKH BOARD OF FILM CENSORS: This film is unsuitable for children under the age of 3" See more »

Alternate Versions

For the film's US television premiere on USA Network in June 2009, the film is presented largely uncut -- including the infamous nude wrestling and chase between Borat and Azamat, which is censored with black bars -- but several of the harshest profanities and sexual terms are silenced and a label reading "CENZURAT" appears over mouths (and, where necessary, subtitles) in order to try and further hide which terms are being used. See more »

Connections

Referenced in GMTV: Episode dated 27 October 2006 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Glory in My Soul
Written by Howard McCrary
Performed by Mekka Johnson
Courtesy of Mastersource/Marc Ferrari
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User Reviews

 
An Appalling Masterpiece
3 March 2007 | by mjstellmanSee all my reviews

The laughter is genuine even when I was appalled at what I was laughing at. Is Sacha Baron Cohen a genius of sorts or the biggest smart ass to hit the screens in a long, very long time? He makes John Waters appear like an (old) Disney product. The nastiness works because it is immediately recognizable and his targets live next door if not with me between my four walls. It is a social-horror-documentary. The three guys talking about women between beer and beer was so horribly real that I wanted to leave the theater laughing and screaming at the same time. Borat is not tender about his own background either. He is an equal opportunity offender if I ever saw one. The world is a cesspool and nobody is immune. Even his innocence is corrupt. I've been considering seeing it again, as the whole thing in one single disgusting lump was too much to take but I'm not sure I want to. I'll wait for the DVD where I'll be able to select and discard. My only question is now, what will Sacha Baron Cohen do for an encore.


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