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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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Release Date:

3 November 2006 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,455,463, 5 November 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$128,505,958, 25 March 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$261,572,744, 1 February 2009
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen) speaks Kazakh, it is mostly Hebrew disguised by a heavy fake Eastern European accent. The Hebrew is quite understandable and contains many in-jokes. Baron Cohen admitted this in a rare "out of character" radio interview on National Public Radio in the United States. See more »


In the subway scene with the chicken in the suitcase, the train cars often switch between NYC transit trains and PATH Trains that run between NYC and parts of New Jersey. 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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31 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

Hysterically funny - and tragic in it's exposing of ignorance and deep seated bigotries. For all of you who cry that America is better than portrayed - grow up and face the fact that ignorance and prejudice live everywhere. More importantly, learn to laugh at it if you are so offended by it. Ignorance is the worst and most dangerous situation for all human beings - it deserves only ridicule and repair. The current chic of political correctness is almost more damaging than ignorance itself. Bigots and fools have been forced back into the closet - and people still do and feel the same awful things while they make sure that the use the politically correct terminology to cover their hypocrisy. Learn to laugh at yourself, and get a life. This movie is funny.

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