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The Dictator (2012)

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

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The Republic of Wadiya is ruled by an eccentric and oppressive leader named Hafez Aladeen. Aladeen is summoned to New York to a UN assembly to address concerns about his country's nuclear weapons program, but the trip goes awry. Written by Sam

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

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16 May 2012 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$59,617,068 (USA) (20 July 2012)
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The government house is modeled after Argentina's Pink House. See more »

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When Admiral General Aladeen uses the zip-line, he initially can be seen with two hands on the handles. In the next shot, he is hanging onto the wire with no explanation how he changed positions. See more »

Quotes

[Aladeen and Nadal are dispiting the shape of the nuclear missile]
General Aladeen: Have you consulted Professor Bobeye about this?
Nadal: Professor who?
General Aladeen: Bobeye. He is the one whose forearms are very large in proportion to his body.
Nadal: I believe his name is Popeye.
General Aladeen: Bobeye.
Nadal: Popeye. And he is not a professor. He is, as the song says, a sailor man.
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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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