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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.

Director:

Larry Charles

Writers:

Sacha Baron Cohen (screenplay), Anthony Hines (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
Popularity
966 ( 510)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sacha Baron Cohen ... Borat
Ken Davitian ... Azamat
Luenell ... Luenell
Chester Chester ... Bear
Charlie Charlie ... Bear
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Storyline

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}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Come to Kazakhstan, It's Nice!

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong crude and sexual content including graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the film, Sacha Baron Cohen spoke his Kazakhstan lines in Hebrew, while Ken Davitian spoke his in Armenian. See more »

Goofs

In the deleted scene "Dogs Pound", Borat is shown going into an animal shelter in Denton County, WV. However, there is no such county in the state of West Virginia. 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

Opening credits, closing credits, and identifier subtitles in the story are in the Cyrillic alphabet. The subtitles are obliterated by superimposed English translations. In the end credits, the Cyrillic words are in the background, with the English translations in front. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the film's US television premiere on USA Network in June 2009, the film is presented largely uncut -- including the infamous nude wrestling and chase between Borat and Azamat, which is censored with black bars -- but several of the harshest profanities and sexual terms are silenced and a label reading "CENZURAT" appears over mouths (and, where necessary, subtitles) in order to try and further hide which terms are being used. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Movies of 2006 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Stand Beside The Lord
(uncredited)
Written by Brad Hatfield
Performed by Alex MacDougall and The Westwood Chorus
Courtesy of Barbara L. Jordan / Heavy Hitters Music
(credited on DVD)
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User Reviews

 
One of the best films I have ever seen
1 November 2007 | by kjaneySee 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Romanian | Hebrew | Polish | Armenian

Release Date:

3 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Borat See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,455,463, 5 November 2006

Gross USA:

$128,505,958

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$262,552,893
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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