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Ratko: The Dictator's Son (2009)

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The son of a dictator travels to the U.S. to attend college.

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Robert Mittenthal, Michael Rubiner (as Mike Rubiner)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Efren Ramirez ... Ratko Volvic
Katrina Bowden ... Holly
Jeffrey Ballard ... Jeremy (as Jeff C. Ballard)
Curtis Armstrong ... Dushkan
Charlie Fleischer Charlie Fleischer ... Professor Kroninger
Kato Kaelin ... Roman the Architect
Adam West ... Kostka Volvic
Dennis Haskins ... Dean Sitlong
John DeSantis ... Skender
Brandon Jay McLaren ... Juwann
Yee Jee Tso ... Nick
Rob deLeeuw ... Blow Job Biff (as Rob De Leeuw)
Jay Brazeau ... Professor Grubbspeck
Daniel-Ryan Spaulding Daniel-Ryan Spaulding ... Evan (as Daniel Ryan Spaulding)
Zainab Musa ... Regina
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The son of a dictator travels to the U.S. to attend college.

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Rated R for strong crude and sexual content throughout, nudity, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

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English

Release Date:

June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Ratko: The Dictator's Son See more »

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Budget:

CAD 3,000,000 (estimated)
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The unrated DVD release contains nudity that was not present in the original airing on cable See more »

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Stupid Movie With Funny Jokes
4 October 2009 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Ratko is the clueless but sincere son of a dictator who goes to college in America and learns that his father is a dictator, winning the heart of the beautiful vegetarian in the process. It's a typical cheap-laugh comedy, based on the assumption that everyone in power is corrupt. It's also a National Lampoon comedy that depends on lots of buxom women, clueless men and jokes that get bleeped over continually on cable TV, meant to appeal to post-slacker teens, but some of the jokes are quite funny. I enjoy the blue jokes in which a group of clueless girls describe someone as "the Italian Burt Reynolds" (do kids today even know who Burt Reynolds is?) and proceed do do the dozens on each other by repetition of "You're so skanky that....".

Most of those are bleeped over, but the gist gets through.

I doubt that if you wish any depth, insight or wit you will enjoy this movie, but the occasional funny joke will keep you watching until the end.


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