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

 -  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.

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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}

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Taglines:

Come to Kazakhstan, It's Nice!

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

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$938,444 (Australia) (17 November 2006)

Gross:

$128,505,958 (USA) (23 March 2007)
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Trivia

Original director Todd Phillips left the production after shooting the rodeo/"Star Spangled Banner" scene, citing "creative differences". See more »

Goofs

In the running of the Jew, when the Jewess lays the egg, you can clearly see rocks that have been raised above the street to keep the egg from falling. 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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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Hearst-Argyle News Music Theme
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Composed, Arranged and Produced by Jerome Gilmer
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Sick, racist, disgusting and boring
8 June 2007 | by (Ashkelon,Israel) – See all my reviews

Sick, and racist. Everyone understands that the actor is a Jew, but that doesn't excuse racism anymore. Seeing an actual amputee in a poor Romanian Gypsy village with a gay rubber fist taped to his forearm - has exactly the same humor, as making a joke of the starving people of Nigeria.

What we see in this film is that Cohen shows how much he hates Eastern Europeans, including Polish people, Romanians, Gypsies, and how much he hates Southern people, republicans, and Christianity, and virtually all American people. Only two positive characters exist in the film: the two orthodox Jews in the bread&breakfast scene. Cohen defended Borat as being a satire of how ignorant Americans are of other countries and their cultures, and even don't know where Kazakhstan is. I think this film is only shows how that he is very ignorant for all other cultures, including the American culture.

What we see in this film, is the orthodox Jewish hatred, and Jewish racism. He thinks that he is superior, and while he hates every nation, he wants to condemn others, who don't like him. Furthermore he cannot demonstrate, or prove anything that he wants. In the gun shop for example it is just Cohen, who speaks loudly about killing the Jews, while the salesman doesn't say anything. Who were so daring to comment anything when a madman is shouting in the gun shop, about killing somebody in the presence of some cameras? The hatred is in Cohen's mind.


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