Edit
Ali G Indahouse (2002) Poster

Trivia

Jump to: Cameo (5) | Spoilers (5)
Staines was voted by local councillors to officially rename itself to Staines-Upon-Thames on May 2012, to boost local economy and avoid gangland associations after a negative portrayal of the town in "Indahouse".
Body count: 11
9 of 9 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The only cinema movie based on Sacha Baron Cohen's characters from his Ali G Show [See: Da Ali G Show (2000) and Da Ali G Show (2003)] which is not a mockumentary.
9 of 9 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The movie was originally called and was shot under the working title of "Chequered Past".
5 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
First of three movies based on Sacha Baron Cohen's characters from his Da Ali G Show [See: Da Ali G Show (2000) and Da Ali G Show (2003)]. The subsequent films were (in order): Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) and Brüno (2009).
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The opening gangland dream sequence was shot in in "gangstaville", East Los Angeles (East L.A.), California, USA. The rest of the picture was filmed in Staines and London in England.
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The make and model of Ali G (Sacha Baron Cohen)'s car was a yellow 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo Série 2 [X40].
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
One of the movie's slogans / taglines, "BLAIR BEWARE", is a reference to former English Prime Minister Tony Blair, who was the British PM when this movie was made and released.
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
This movie stars a few actors who have also starred in EastEnders (1985). These are Kellie Bright (Julie), Ray Panthaki (Hassan), Nabil Elouahabi (Jezzy Jeff), and Rudolph Walker (President Mwepu).
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The movie features two characters from Sacha Baron Cohen's Ali G Show [See: Da Ali G Show (2000) and Da Ali G Show (2003)]. They are Ali G (aka Alistair "Ali G" Graham) and Borat (aka Borat Sagdiyev), the former is the film's central character and the latter appears in a cameo where the two characters actually meet.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The names of the fictional gangs in the town of Staines were "Da East Staines Massiv" and "Da West Staines Massiv".
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Actor Sacha Baron Cohen performs dual roles in this movie, as Ali G and Borat Sagdiyev, the former as a lead role and central character and the latter as a cameo. When Borat appears, he actually meets Ali G. A body double was used for the different shots where the back-shot POV of each character was a double and the front-shot POV of each character was Sacha Baron Cohen.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Ali G Indahouse (2002), a theatrical feature film, was made and released between the Ali G television series Da Ali G Show (2000) and Da Ali G Show (2003).
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
This cinema movie was not theatrically released in North America in Canada and the United States of America.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The actual full name of the "Ali G" character portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen is Alistair Graham (Alistair "Ali G" Graham).
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The Berkshire Massiv of Englefield Green in England was actually in Surrey, England.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The name of the facility in Staines that was going to close down was "John Nike Leisure Center".
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The "John Nike Leisure Center" is a real facility but is not located in Staines but situated though many miles west of there in Bracknell in the central county of Berkshire, where in this movie, Ali G says the Berkshire Massiv of Englefield Green reside.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
According to the Wikipedia website, "in the original cut, the movie opens with Ali G appearing over the BBFC Certificate and changes the categorization from '15' to '18'. He goes on to warn about having sex in the back row of the cinema (other people's semen on the seats) and to suggest that our enjoyment will be enhanced by lighting a spliff. This thirty second introduction is missing from all international theatrical releases as well as all current home video releases."
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Debut theatrical feature film directed by Mark Mylod.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
On the audio-commentary, Ali G (Sacha Baron Cohen) says that Alan Rickman and Anthony Hopkins were offered the role of Deputy Prime Minister David Carlton but turned it down with the part in the end being cast with another English actor, Charles Dance.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
According to the audio-commentary, one of the reasons that actor Charles Dance was cast as Deputy Prime Minister David Carlton was because he had co-starred with American comedy star Eddie Murphy in the big-budget US comedy movie The Golden Child (1986).
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
According to the Philip French in an article published in The Observer on Sunday 24th March 2002 and hosted on The Guardian newspaper website, the first half a minute or so of the movie, which has been predominantly cut for DVD and home video releases, states that the "first 30 seconds when Ali [G] appears over the BBFC Certificate and changes the categorization from '15' to '18'. He goes on to warn us about having sex in the back row of the cinema (other people's semen on the seats) and to suggest that our enjoyment will be enhanced by lighting a spliff".
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The movie is known by a number of official and informal titles in mostly English speaking language territories, some with various spelling variations. These include: "Ali G Indahouse", "Ali G Indahouse: The Movie", "Ali G in da house", "Ali G in da house: The Movie" and as well as simply both "Ali G" and "Ali G: The Movie".
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The only ever "Ali G" full length cinema movie. Sacha Baron Cohen's "Ali G" character has appeared in a number of television and made of video programs such as Spyz (2003), Ali G, Innit (1999), The 11 O'Clock Show (1998), Ali G, Aiii (2000), Da Ali G Show (2000), Ali G: Bling Bling (2001) and Da Ali G Show (2003) (aka "Ali G in da USAiii"), and Ali G's Christmas Message to the Nation (1999).
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The "Tax Da Panty" tagline and movie poster for the film caused a controversy in the UK where Ali G (Sacha Baron Cohen) was positioned next to a nude person, allegedly female, with his hand on her bottom, with Ali G's face shown , and the back of the body facing the viewer. The poster also ran with an election slogan at the top in full upper case letters stating "VOTE ALI G". Reportedly, according to an article by Matt Born in The Telegraph, stated "in one of its speediest and most stringent rulings, the Advertising Standards Authority [ASA] said the poster for the film Ali G Indahouse (2002) was widely regarded as offensive and pornographic". Reportedly, ASA Director Christopher Graham said at the time: "This poster clearly caused serious offense to many who saw it and we have acted promptly to ensure that the image is taken down and stays down".
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Reportedly, Sacha Baron Cohen apparently asked Madonna if she would like to make a cameo appearance, but she allegedly declined.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Tamzin Outhwaite was offered the role of Julie but had to decline due to other commitments. In the end, the part was cast with actress Kellie Bright.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The word "massiv" or "massive" is an English slang colloquial term for a local street gang. It can also mean that it is a youth group from a particular region who have a common interest in dance music.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
During principal photography, Sacha Baron Cohen's trailer was robbed, with tracksuit costumes, a DVD machine, a video-recorder, and a television being stolen.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Reportedly, apparently there have been some constituents of the township of Staines (now Staines-on-Thames, where the movie is set) in England who think Ali G is actually a real person and not a character portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
At the movie's late March 2002 World Premiere at the Empire Theatre in Leicester Square in London, England, Ali G (Sacha Baron Cohen) wore a gigantic velvet cape with a crown adorned upon his head and was escorted by half a dozen near fully naked women.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Reportedly, filming locations for the movie in England were kept a well guarded secret, so as to keep the movie as real as possible, so the locales would appear as bleak, bland, and boring, as intended by the filmmakers.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The sign seen on a road entering the town of Staines reads: "Welcome to STAINES. Twinned with ISIGNY-SUR MER FRANCE". In the later Sacha Baron Cohen movie The Brothers Grimsby (2016), wording on the sign upon entering the town of Grimbsy reads: "Welcome to GRIMSBY. Twin City To Chernobyl, Ukraine".
1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
In one of the special features on the movie's DVD, Ali G (Sacha Baron Cohen) says how he has a lot of clout on this movie and jokingly whispers "Your're Fired!" a number of times pointing to different crew members. In the later Sacha Baron Cohen movie The Brothers Grimsby (2016), Donald Trump is the subject of a joke. Trump amongst other things, has been famous for saying, "Your Fired!", on the television show The Apprentice (2004).
1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The customized license plate on Ali G (Sacha Baron Cohen) car read "RE5PECT", having a grammatical spelling error, actually meaning "RESPECT", one of the Ali G's most frequent catchphrase mantras.
1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The nick-name of Richard Cunningham (Martin Freeman) was "Ricky C".
1 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
First major cinema movie comedy vehicle of actor-comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. The subsequent four [to date, April 2016] have been _Grimsby _(2016)_, Brüno (2009), The Dictator (2012), and Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006).
0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Actors Charles Dance and Michael Gambon both had appeared the previous year in Robert Altman's Gosford Park (2001).
0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The amount of time spent shooting in Los Angeles in California, USA for the movie's opening gang-land sequence was one week.
0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Cameo 

Sacha Baron Cohen: As Borat (aka Borat Sagdiyev).
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Naomi Campbell: The supermodel as herself.
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Judy Finnigan: As herself.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Richard Madeley: As himself.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Jon Snow: As himself.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

At the end of the film, the airport building plan is switched from Ali's home in Staines to Slough, another town nearby. Both towns have a dismal reputation in the UK (as a policeman says to Ali, "Staines is shit hole." See also poem by John Betjeman: "Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough"). So it is a natural joke for UK viewers.
7 of 7 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The position that Ali G (Sacha Baron Cohen) was appointed to at the end of the movie was The British Ambassador, nick-named "The Reggae Ambassador", at the British Embassy in Jamaica.
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Actor Charles Dance appears in drag in one scene in this movie.
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
For The Brothers Grimsby (2016). One of the deleted scenes for Ali G Indahouse (2002). involves a bed and mattress shop. In Sacha Baron Cohen's later movie The Brothers Grimsby (2016), the movie opens with a comedy sex scene where the joke reveal of the sequence is that the love-making is actually being conducted in a bed and mattress store.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The movie's "The End" titles closing credits title card read instead "Da End".
1 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

See also

Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page