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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 »
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2,630 ( 78)
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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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

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:

$261,572,744
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of the black bear was "Oksana." See more »

Goofs

When Borat gets out of the RV where he'd been drinking with the frat boys, it is a different RV than the one he originally got into. 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

The credits include: "Feces for Mr. Baron Cohen provided by..." 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

References Pam & Tommy Lee: Stolen Honeymoon (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Mahalageasca
(2004)
Written by Mahala
Performed by Mahala Rai Banda
Courtesy of Crammed Discs
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music
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User Reviews

 
Let me just say..
18 March 2007 | by drunk_kitten_1See all my reviews

What in the world did I just watch?

Seriously,I have never watched this guy before on HBO or any of his work. So,every time I go rent DVD's I pass this movie and think rent or don't rent.

I've seen people rush to it and say "oh,I can't wait to see this". Of course,me being a woman and having somewhat of a demented/sarcastic sense of humor I thought what the heck I should rent it and check it out.

I like a movie that puts a smile on my face,makes me chuckle and think "wtf".This movie made ME LAUGH all through IT.

This movie isn't for someone who lacks humor and doesn't enjoy a good laugh.

"Can we make sexy party"

P.S Kind of want to see it again,but I think you should see it NOW.


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