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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.



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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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Come to Kazakhstan, It's Nice!



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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£6,242,344 (UK) (3 November 2006)


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

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Did You Know?


Borat's greeting "Jak sie masz!" is a common Polish greeting, roughly translated to "How are you?" Other phrases in Polish used by Borat are "dzien dobry" (good afternoon) and "dziekuje" (thank you). See more »


The church Borat visits is supposedly in Western Texas or further west, yet it shows Chip Pickering and Jim Smith - two Mississippian politicians - speaking. See more »


[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 Being There (1979) See more »


My Friend Franz
Written and Performed by Ken Korade
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I literally could not stop laughing.
20 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

And I mean the actual definition of "literally." I was lucky enough to catch an advanced screening and I wish I could see it 100 more times.

It's hilarious. It's offensive. It's actually pretty smart as well. Sacha Cohen is so ridiculously consistent and never seems to break character, even when he turns an entire rodeo against him in less than 5 minutes.

I really don't want to speak anymore of the film, because part of the beauty of it is being surprised by what you see on the screen. I only hope they don't edit the hell out of it, because it really was a joy to see as it was.

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