Ali G Indahouse
- 1 hr 28 min
Ali G Indahouse is a comedy film made in the U.K. featuring characters created by comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen for British network Channel 4 television. The 87 minute film tells the fictional story of the leader of the gang, Da West Staines massiv that is based in the affluent town of Staines in the county of Essex located just outside London. Ali G Indahouse features the character of Ali G who was originally created for the Channel 4 satirical comedy show The 11 O'Clock Show; Baron Cohen's Ali G meeting famous people and mocking them during discussions for supposed educational segments for youth TV shows. The plot of the movie revolves around the decision of the Staines council to destroy the local leisure centre used by Ali G and his fellow gang members. After staging demonstrations to save the leisure centre Ali is employed by the Deputy Prime Minister of the U.K., played by Charles Dance in an attempt to destroy the Prime Minister's reputation. Ali G eventually wins a local election to become a Member of Parliament after accidentally discrediting his main rival during a live debate. Upon arriving in Parliament Ali G rises quickly up the popularity rankings due to his often silly policy decisions regarding the decriminalization of drugs and immigration policies. Through the actions of Ali and his girlfriend, Julie the Prime Minister of the U.K. is discredited and replaced by the plotting Deputy Prime Minister. In an attempt to save his hometown of Staines from destruction and return the Prime Minister to power Ali unites the gangs of affluent Essex and Berkshire to help him. Eventually Ali G saves the Prime Minister and is made Ambassador to Jamaica in return for his help for the Prime Minister. Sacha Baron Cohen would later achieve a larger success with the character of Borat who features in Ali G Indahouse; the film also stars Martin Freeman who also stars as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit trilogy.