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The Dictator (2012)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 16 May 2012 (USA)
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The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, brief male nudity, language and some violent images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 May 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Finchley's Dream  »

Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,435,092 (USA) (18 May 2012)


$59,617,068 (USA) (20 July 2012)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actresses Kristen Wiig and Gillian Jacobs were considered for the role of Zoey which in the end was cast with actress Anna Faris. See more »


When Aladeen accidentally shoots his guard, the slide on his gun is clearly shown locked back, indicating it is empty. Moments later, he shoots the gun again. See more »


General Aladeen: $20 a day for the internet? What the fuck! And they accuse me of being an international criminal?
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Crazy Credits

Special Thanks For Ingenuity In Technology: Isla Fisher. See more »


Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.139 (2012) See more »


Beware of the Boys
Performed by Panjabi MC feat. Jay Z - Mundian To Bach Ke ITs
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User Reviews

Unexpectedly Good
11 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I usually avoid movies I know will be explicit and include crude humor because it's just not my cup of tea. So, right off the bat I was expecting this movie to be absolutely horrible... I do not know if it was my low expectations before the screening, but I actually enjoyed this movie very much. In order to enjoy this movie, however, you do have to somewhat detach yourself from thinking too much into the wealth of racist and crude humor contained in the movie. Nevertheless, The Dictator is satire, it is a movie making fun of the real world, and if you let it be, it makes you aware (while laughing) at the racist thoughts and stereotypes ordinary people have everyday. Yes, it has its strange and explicit scenes, but overall, I think it has substance and it was very funny. Put your "Victorian" influences aside for a night and have a good laugh. Watch it.

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