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Ali G Indahouse

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Overview

Britain's satirist-of-all-trades Ali G aka Sacha Baron Cohen makes his feature-film debut with this gross-out comedy set against the backdrop of the House of Parliament. Where his British and U.S. TV shows had him conducting absurd interviews with real-life politicians and lawmakers, Ali G Indahouse casts him against Charles Dance as Carlton, an unscrupulous member of the House who's intent on upsetting the current Prime Minister Michael Gambon in the next election. Hoping to attract negative attention to the ...
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Overview

Britain's satirist-of-all-trades Ali G aka Sacha Baron Cohen makes his feature-film debut with this gross-out comedy set against the backdrop of the House of Parliament. Where his British and U.S. TV shows had him conducting absurd interviews with real-life politicians and lawmakers, Ali G Indahouse casts him against Charles Dance as Carlton, an unscrupulous member of the House who's intent on upsetting the current Prime Minister Michael Gambon in the next election. Hoping to attract negative attention to the leader, Ali G is promoted as a running mate of sorts -- a tactic that backfires in Carlton's face as the clueless rapper quickly ascends the political ladder.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Four years before Borat made Sacha Baron Cohen a household name, the creator of Da Ali G Show took an altogether different approach to bringing his characters to the big screen. Ali G Indahouse transplants its titular faux-B-boy protagonist from the mockumentary world of the television show into a jokey plot that veers from the London suburbs to the House of Commons. The result is closer to a joke-a-minute Leslie Nielsen outing than to the high-concept guerilla theater of Borat. But for those willing to accept the limitations of the genre, Ali G Indahouse is a perfectly enjoyable stoner comedy. The script is at its best when it's deconstructing the character of Ali G, a middle-class wannabe who wears hip-hop affectations like mix-and-match Garanimals. The opening scene -- a ridiculously over-the-top gangsta dream sequence featuring the most memorable prosthetic genitals this side of Boogie Nights -- earns enough comedy goodwill for audiences to forgive the fussy plot mechanics that sometimes slow down the rest of the picture. Then again, even the script's conventional elements generate considerable laughs. Throwaway bits of dialogue add fresh surprises to repeat viewings, while crass sight gags anticipate the most gross-out moments of Borat. Viewed on its own terms, rather than through the lens of its successor's success, it's hard not to like this low-key grab-bag of gags.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/2/2004
  • UPC: 096896013835
  • Original Release: 2002
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  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sacha Baron Cohen Ali G, Borat
Michael Gambon Prime Minister
Charles Dance Carlton, Chancellor of the Exchequer
Martin Freeman Ricky C
Kellie Bright Mejulie
Rhona Mitra Kate
Barbara New
Emilio Rivera
Manny Perez Gangster
Jonathan Aris Reporter
John Scott Martin
Technical Credits
Mark Mylod Director
Tim Bevan Producer
Jon Billington Production Designer
Anni Buchanan Makeup
Sacha Baron Cohen Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Eric Fellner Producer
William Green Producer
Annie Hardinge Costumes/Costume Designer
Grenville Horner Production Designer
Paul Knight Editor
Dan Mazer Producer, Screenwriter
Ashley Rowe Cinematographer
Natascha Wharton Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    So glad its now available in the US

    Found this video, viewed it and wow... Politically correct NOPE, Intellectually stimulating NOPE, Make you laugh ABSOLUTELY... Until I came across this movie had no idea who this guy was, now me is da biggasst fan ov me boi wit da glasses. Seriously this is a movie that is worth the money, will be a classic. Favorite scenes Intro 'the Debate' league of women voters' It's not a political movie, just a funny movie that has politics in it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Booyakasha

    Dis movie be da shisnit. Ali G de funniest man alive. Defenatly get dis movie. Peace, Respect.

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