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R| 1 hr. 23 min.

Plot Summary
Gen. Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen) has ruled the oil-rich North African country of Wadiya since the age of six, when 97 stray bullets and a hand grenade killed his father in a hunting accident. After an assassination attempt takes the life of yet another body-double, Tamir (Ben Kingsley), Aladeen's uncle and most trusted adviser, convinces Aladeen to go to New York. Unfortunately, Aladeen has a less-than-friendly reception from exiled Wadiyans, who want their country freed from his despotic rule.

Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen , Anna Faris , Ben Kingsley , Jason Mantzoukas , Kevin Corrigan , Megan Fox , Fred Armisen , Sayed Badreya

Director: Larry Charles

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

The Dictator (2012)

Release Date: May 16th, 2012|1 hr. 23 min.

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  • September 01, 2012 zg00000000074322
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    The right amount of over the top stereotypes coupled with a brilliant performance by Cohen make The Dictator one of the funniest comedies of 2012. Please Sasha, continue to expose the ridiculous prejudices and preconceptions we all harbor with your amazing comedy.

  • August 27, 2012 aw00000000112866
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    Gold, as always with Sacha. Laughed the entire time!

  • August 01, 2012 Chad
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    Much !!unny!!!

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Eric Larnick on Aug 27th, 2012 10:25AM

Ah, summer 2012, it was a simple, carefree time when America was treated to a light-hearted comedy called "The Dictator," starring Sacha Baron Cohen. In the film, Cohen stars as Admiral General...

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on May 17th, 2012 3:00PM

When Sacha Baron Cohen dressed up like The Dictator and dumped "Kim Jong-il's ashes" all over Ryan Seacrest's pristine red carpet tuxedo at the Oscars earlier this year, few (if any) cared. While...

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Eric Larnick on May 16th, 2012 10:43AM

There's a scene in "The Dictator," Sacha Baron Cohen's latest fish-out-of-water publicity stunt/movie, that shows the film's made-up Middle Eastern character, Admiral General Aladeen, flying in a...

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If the first trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen's newest alter-ego comedy, "The Dictator," left you wanting more, don't worry: the new red-brand one will certainly, uh ... deliver.The new clip explains a...

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