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The Dictator is a movie about a dictator of the Republic of Wadiya, Admiral General Aladeen, who will die before he lets democracy reach his country. It takes place with him visiting New York City in the United States. It shoes you in a comical way what too much power can do to someone and how abusing power can lead to consequences. It combines comedy, romance, and action into one entertaining movie.

The dictator journeys to America to confront the United Nations for his abuse of power and denying his country's people their basic human rights. The American government believe that this tyrant must be stopped at all costs. His misadventures in New York City lead to many consequences and one thing he did not expect, romance. Wandering around the city, he encounters the complete opposite of what he is used to back home.

The North African dictator goes from having everything including money, power, and fame to having to feel what it is like to be a part of American poverty. He is forced to start from the bottom and make his own living away from his home country.

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Stars
Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Sayed Badreya, Megan Fox
Director
Larry Charles
Language
English
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"The Dictator" may prove that people finally expect more from Sacha Baron Cohen because they now realize how good he can be. Cohen's latest comedy, in which he plays a murderous Middle Eastern despot run amok in the United States, triumphantly emerged #1 at the Australian box office Wednesday, Perez Hilton reports. It even knocked off Disney/Marvel's "The Avengers." The stateside numbers tell a different story. Showing in 3,003 U.S. theaters, "The Dictator" opened mid-week to the tune of $4.

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Sacha Baron Cohen Banned (Kind Of) From Oscars, Takes Over 'Today' Show

Well, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made it official today. Sacha Baron Cohen was completely welcome attending this Sunday's 84th Academy Awards representing Best Picture-nominated animated feature "Hugo." Alas, it was made crystal clear that Adm. Gen. Shabazz Aladeen, the titular tyrant character creation of Cohen's upcoming comedy "The Dictator," can't play in their red-carpeted sandbox if he won't behave himself. Cohen, of course, took this with understanding and let the matter pass into nothingness.

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