The Dictator


1h 23m 2012

Brief Synopsis

Ruthless dictator Admiral General Omar Aladeen rules the oil-rich North African nation of Wadiya, beheading anyone who opposes him. Aladeen is despised by all, including the country's rightful heir to power, Tamir, who tries to assassinate him, then plots his destruction by luring him to New York wh

Film Details

Also Known As
Der Diktator, Dictador, Dictator, Diktator, El Dictador, Finchley Dreams, Le dictateur, Untitled (Paramount Pictures/Sacha Baron Cohen Project), dictateur
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2012
Production Company
Schavaria Reeves
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
New York, New York, USA; Fuerteventura, Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m

Synopsis

Ruthless dictator Admiral General Omar Aladeen rules the oil-rich North African nation of Wadiya, beheading anyone who opposes him. Aladeen is despised by all, including the country's rightful heir to power, Tamir, who tries to assassinate him, then plots his destruction by luring him to New York where he is replaced by body double Efawadh. But the Supreme Leader begins to find his place within the capitalist system.

Crew

Cesar Abades

Special Effects Coordinator

Olga Abramson

Loader

Ruth Adeleon

On-Set Dresser

Jorge Adrados

Boom Operator

Mark Albela

Line Producer

Gilbert A Aleman

Costumer

Ashley Alexander

Original Score

Bruce Allen

Cgi Artist

Paco Almazo

Assistant

Jason Alper

Costumes

Robert Althoff

Sound Mixer

Mohamed Amer

Song Performer

Ryan Andersen

Visual Effects

J. Todd Anderson

Storyboard Artist

James Andrykowski

Assistant Editor

Rand Angelicola

Scenic Artist

Alicia Arenilla

Production Assistant

Pep Armengol

Casting

David Arnold

Song

Jonathan Arthur

Stunts

Myles Asseter

Modelmaker

Laura Harris Atkinson

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Joann Atwood

On-Set Dresser

David Axelrod

Song

Charles Baden

Rotoscope Artist

Hugo Baena

Production Assistant

Brian Bailey

Song

Cheryl Bainum

Visual Effects Producer

Jason Baker

Visual Effects

Jessica Bakke

Visual Effects

Jason Bales

Consultant

Rachel Barber

Production Assistant

Javier Barbero

Production Assistant

Wesley Barker

Visual Effects Coordinator

Dustin Baxley

Accounting Assistant

Peter Baynham

Executive Producer

Gary E Beach

Visual Effects

Christopher Bear

Song

Nicos Beatty

Transportation Manager

Laurent Ben-mimoun

Matte Painter

Souad Bendjael

Song

Richard Bentley

Visual Effects

Alec Berg

Producer

Alec Berg

Song

Alec Berg

Screenplay

Miles Bergsma

Original Score

J Andres Berkstein

Cgi Artist

Greg Berry

Art Director

William Berry

Song

Hans Bjerno

Aerial Director Of Photography

Roland Blancaflor

Prosthetic Makeup

Nacho Blanco

Video Assistant

Carlos Bodelon

Art Director

Jill Bogdanowicz

Colorist

Michael Bogen

Compositor

Josh Bolin

Compositor

Beau Borders

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Alex Borys

Location Manager

Erin Bosworth

Compositor

Sam Boyd

Assistant

John Boyle

Stunts

Melvin Bradford

Song

Khaled Hady Brahim

Song Performer

Khaled Hady Brahim

Song

Jason Brignola

Photography

Valerie Rose Bronte

Accounting Assistant

Jeb Brown

Stunts

Fred Buchholz

Special Effects Coordinator

Peter Buck

Song

Jo Burn

Unit Production Manager

Eva Z. Cabrera

Script Supervisor

Mercedes Selgas Caceres

Cashier

Stephen Caldwell

Scenic Artist

Alex Califano

Grip

Kevin Califano

Grip

Nicole Callender

Stunts

Carlos Canal

Camera

Patrice Canfield Longo

On-Set Dresser

Brian Cantaldi

Accountant

Michael Capton

3-D Artist

Steven Cardwell

Assistant

Kerry Carmean

Foley Editor

Michael Cashore

Compositing Supervisor

Anna Cassina

Production Manager

John Cenatiempo

Stunts

Joe Censoplano

Compositor

Nicholas Cerniglia

Digital Artist

Vince Cerundolo

Software Engineer

Duane Chan-shue

Electrician

Chris Chappell

Compositor

Yongxi Chen

Scenic Artist

Judy Chin

Makeup

Susan Cho

Visual Effects Coordinator

Myong Choi

Compositor

Eric Christensen

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jay Cipriani

Assistant

Darrell Claunch

Compositor

Juanan Clemente

Location Manager

Angie Lee Cobbs

Production Coordinator

Erran Baron Cohen

Song Performer

Erran Baron Cohen

Song

Erran Baron Cohen

Music

Sacha Baron Cohen

Producer

Sacha Baron Cohen

Song

Sacha Baron Cohen

Screenplay

Cathy Colby-grauer

Scenic Artist

Andrew Collins

Compositor

Andrew Collins

Compositor

Nicole Cosgrove

Loader

Lauren Cozzens

Assistant

Liz Crawford

Visual Effects

Douglas Crosby

Stunts

Scott Curtis

Foley Mixer

Betsy Custer

Assistant

Veronika Daddona

Background Casting

Aimee Dadswell

Visual Effects Producer

Alex Daniels

Stunt Coordinator

Bobby Darin

Song

Scott Davids

Visual Effects Supervisor

Anthony Davis

Projectionist

Mathilde Decagny

Animal Trainer

Andrew Decristofaro

Sound Editor

Miguel Dejesus

Scenic Artist

Florent Delecourt

Visual Effects

Ruy Santos Delgado

Matchmove Artist

Steve Dellerson

Visual Effects Producer

Bill Depaolo

Scenic Artist

Nicholas Dewhurst

Stunts

Amir Diab

Song Performer

Irene Diaz

Production Assistant

Fabio Dieguez

Animal Trainer

Snoop Dogg

Song

Andrew J Dolan

Rigging Electrician

Tom Dolan

Rigging Electrician

Naomi Donne

Hair & Makeup

Julie Donovan

Photography

Tim Donovan

Assistant Editor

Natalie N. Dorset

Property Master

Wendy Drapanas

Graphic Designer

Henry Dray

Transportation Manager

Edward Droste

Song

Steven Duke

On-Set Dresser

Jayson Dumenigo

Stunts

Robert Duncan

Visual Effects Supervisor

Marjorie Durand

Makeup Artist

Bradford Eaves

Accounting Assistant

Jorgen Elofsson

Song

Liza D Espinas

Assistant Editor

Jennifer Euston

Casting

Khaled Ezz

Song

Omar Fadel

Soloist

Omar Fadel

Song

Ashley Farber

Software Engineer

Eric Fehlberg

Art Director

Kathleen Fellegara

Medic

Richard Fellegara

Medic

Christine Fennell

Hair Stylist

Benjamin Fernandez

Art Director

Deak Ferrand

Matte Painter

Karim Ferrero

Production Assistant

Heather Fetter

Compositor

Dawn Fintor

Foley Artist

Mccord Fitzsimmons

Video Assistant

Michael Fontaine

Prosthetic Makeup

Peter Forson

Visual Effects Editor

Jay Fortune

Chief Lighting Technician

Megan Fox

Other

Javier Franco

Production Assistant

Kathryn Freund

Property Master

Vanessa Frost

Production Assistant

Todd Fulkerson

Visual Effects Editor

Tim Gallin

Stunts

Christopher Gamiello

Dolly Grip

Sebastien Garnaud

Compositor

Heather Gauntt

Location Manager

Eli Gavete

Production Assistant

Marvin Gaye

Song

Scott Gaynos

Digital Artist

Corey Gegner

Loader

Rhonda George

Assistant

Joel Gerlach

Digital Artist

Judah Getz

Adr Mixer

John Gidcomb

Adr Voice Casting

Kevin Gilligan

Grip

John Glaser

Costume Designer

Dan Gloeckner

Production Assistant

Bryan Godwin

Visual Effects Supervisor

Michelle Gold

Post-Production Assistant

Scott Goldman

Graphics

Serafin Gonzalez

Set Decorator

Lenny Gordon

Matchmove Artist

Melinda Sue Gordon

Still Photographer

Mark Gostlow

Compositor

Jimmy Graham

Stunts

Kyle Gray

Compositor

Steven Greenberg

Song

Roman Greller

On-Set Dresser

Glynna Grimala

Adr Editor

Jorge Guardardo

Production Assistant

Chris Guardino

Music Conductor

Film Details

Also Known As
Der Diktator, Dictador, Dictator, Diktator, El Dictador, Finchley Dreams, Le dictateur, Untitled (Paramount Pictures/Sacha Baron Cohen Project), dictateur
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2012
Production Company
Schavaria Reeves
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
New York, New York, USA; Fuerteventura, Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Inspired by the novel "Zabibah and The King" purportedly written by Saddam Hussein in 2000.

Wide Release in United States May 16, 2012

Wide Release in United States May 16, 2012