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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!

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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:

£6,242,344 (UK) (3 November 2006)

Gross:

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

Most of the footage from the Kazakh national anthem segment at the end of the film is made up of 1980s-era Estonian TV commercials. It also features a number of political figures, such as the current president of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, among them. See more »

Goofs

When Borat is coming down the escalator at the airport, the graphic says John F. Kennedy International Airport, but he's actually at Columbia Metropolitan Airport in Columbia, SC. The sign at the top of the escalator, the windows on the top level, the palmetto tree carpet, the Ft. Jackson sign behind the escalator to the left, and the Hertz Rent-A-Car booth on the left are all big signs. 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

End credits begin with 'Now stand for National anthem' as a mock Kazakhstan National anthem plays with archive footage. See more »

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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Rad (2011) See more »

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Hearst-Argyle News Music Theme
(2004) (uncredited)
Composed, Arranged and Produced by Jerome Gilmer
Courtesy of Hearst-Argyle Television
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One of the best films I have ever seen
1 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In terms of pure unadulterated cringe-worthiness, this film just about outshines them all. It is brilliant, horrific, hilarious, sad, outrageous, revealing, and incredibly clever. It shows up people's narrow-mindedness, their racism, their inability to accept or understand different cultures. It makes me scared for the future of the world, and delighted that someone actually sees most people for what they really are - blinkered and uneducated.

Go and rent it, and enjoy. It will make you want to be a better person, make you laugh until you almost cry, and undoubtedly make you hide behind a cushion at times.

Sacha Baron-Cohen is a genius. A definite 10 out of 10.


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