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Ali G Indahouse (2002)

R | | Comedy | 22 March 2002 (UK)
Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, Ali is embraced by the nation as a voice of the youth, making the PM and his government more popular than ever.

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Mark Mylod
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sacha Baron Cohen ... Ali G / Borat
Emilio Rivera ... Rico
Gina La Piana ... Hoochie 1 (as Gina Lapiana)
Dana de Celis Dana de Celis ... Hoochie 2 (as Dana Pauley)
Dominic Delesilva Dominic Delesilva ... Young Boy
Jacqueline Castro Jacqueline Castro ... Mum (as Jackeline Castro)
Jesse Acosta Jesse Acosta ... Gangster
Mário Aguilar Mário Aguilar ... Gangster (as Mario Aguilar)
Gary Baxley Gary Baxley ... Gangster
Carlos Ayala Carlos Ayala ... Gangster
John Estrada John Estrada ... Gangster
David Follosco David Follosco ... Gangster
Gerald Gonzales Gerald Gonzales ... Gangster
Manny Jimenez Sr. ... Gangster (as Manuel Jimenez)
Robert Jimenez Robert Jimenez ... Gangster
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Storyline

Ali G (Sacha Baron Cohen) unwittingly becomes a pawn in evil Chancellor David Carlton's (Charles Dance's) plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain (Sir Michael Gambon). However, instead of bringing the Prime Minister down, Ali is embraced by the nation as the voice of youth and "realness", making the Prime Minister and his government more popular than ever.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, pervasive crude humor, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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France | UK | Germany

Language:

English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

22 March 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ali G in da House: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,280,529
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Reportedly, apparently there have been some constituents of the township of Staines (now Staines-on-Thames, where the movie is set) in England who think Ali G is actually a real person and not a character portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen. See more »

Goofs

When Ali is teaching his class, he gives one of the kids two badges, in one shot, they're spread all down his arms, then in the next shot, it is all in one place, then back down the arm again in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

David Carlton: [to Ali] Have you ever considered becoming a member of parliament?
Ali G: What me wanna do that for? It's full of pricks.
David Carlton: That's a little harsh. I'm an MP, am I a prick?
Ali G: Yes.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the film over the film certificate section Ali G comes on screen and introduces the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

Iin the original cut, the movie opens with Ali G appearing over the BBFC Certificate and changes the categorization from '15' to '18'. He goes on to warn about having sex in the back row of the cinema (other people's semen on the seats) and to suggest that our enjoyment will be enhanced by lighting a spliff. This thirty second introduction is missing from all international theatrical releases as well as all current home video releases. See more »


Soundtracks

WHERE ARE YOU BABY
(Betty Boo (as Clarkson))
Performed by Betty Boo
Courtesy of Rhythm King Records/BMG Entertainment International UK and Ireland Limited
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A crazed hoo-hah that will become a classic
23 October 2004 | by douglaswilsonSee all my reviews

I first encountered the Ali G character a few months ago in the American import of his interview show in which he sets up unsuspecting celebrities and creates comedy at their expense. Since they are invariably people who feed on public attention, it is entirely appropriate to feed on them once in a while. But it takes a seriously misleading, confusing and outrageous character to pull it off, and Ali G (Sacha Baron Cohen) does it. Cohen thinks funny; Ali G is a hugely funny creation, in much the same way that another wild and crazy guy, Andy Kaufman, invented unforgettably outrageous characters.

"Ali G Indahouse" is Ali G to the third power, cubed. The plot is suitably improbable, offering an appropriate springboard for the Ali G craziness. I laughed till I cried. The plot twisted around and ended happily, and there wasn't a cliché that wasn't ragged on or a convention that wasn't exploited, and at every turn, the absurdity of the Ali G persona looms over all, ragging on itself and painting everything with its humor.

I like the fact that Ali G is a white middle-class guy who has become a hip-hopper and gone native with it. In that way it's about re-creating oneself and then bumping up against conventional reality, which results in absurdities and humor, some attributable to the pretense of the invented persona and some to the ridiculous conventions it scrapes against. It could be a stretch and unfunny. It works and knocks 'em dead.

Let me now back away from over-analyzing something that looks uncomplicated and isn't, but is hugely funny, and deserves just to be enjoyed. Roll with the humor of that crazy dude. He is a classic.

Doug Wilson


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