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Brüno (2009)

R | | Comedy | 10 July 2009 (USA)
Flamboyant and gay Austrian Brüno looks for new fame in America.

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Cast

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Diesel
Chibundu Orukwowu ...
O.J.
Chigozie Orukwowu ...
O.J.
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Kookus
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Mexican Gardener #1 (as Toby Hoguin)
Robert Huerta ...
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Gilbert Rosales ...
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Himself - 'Dove of Peace'
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Storyline

Brüno is a gay Austrian fashion guru. He has his own fashion based television show, Funkyzeit, the most popular German-language show of its kind outside of Germany. After he disgraces himself in front of his Funkyzeit fan base, he is ruined in German speaking Europe. He decides that in his quest for worldwide fame, he will move to Los Angeles and reinvent himself. Accompanying him to the US is Lutz, his former assistant's assistant. Lutz is the only person left in his circle that still believes in Brüno's greatness. Brüno goes through one reinvention of himself after another, ultimately straying to areas far removed from his own self. Perhaps when Brüno finds an activity that he truly does love, he will also find that über-fame he so desperately desires. Written by Huggo

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Borat was so 2006

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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10 July 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brüno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,619,130, 12 July 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$60,054,530

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$138,805,831
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Trivia

The full name of the character Brüno (Sacha Baron Cohen) is "Brüno Gehard," the surname being a double entendre play-on-words for the expression "get hard," which itself would later become the title of a Will Ferrell comedy movie [See: Get Hard (2015)]. See more »

Goofs

In the diner scene where Brüno commits "carbicide" the exterior light goes from night to day then back to night. See more »

Quotes

Brüno: How do you protect yourself from a dildo?
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Crazy Credits

The U in the Universal logo is spelled with an umlaut (Ü) like the movie's title. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.83 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Sjoerd Janssen and Wouter Janssen
Performed by Showtek
Courtesy of Dutch Master Works
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Eccentrically funny
15 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

As a child of the age of Aquarius, I found myself liking this movie. I thought it was completely hilarious in an unusual way. When Brüno puts himself in various situations (and some dangerous situations), and finds himself speechless; it almost makes you think that Sascha Baron Cohen couldn't possibly come up with any semblance of a clever retort. But exactly at those times is when he wows you with his virtuoso-like skill of improvisation. If I wasn't when I saw Borat, I am now completely convinced that Cohen is a genius. I highly recommend watching the DVD for its alternate, deleted, and extended scenes; and a highly pertinent interview with Brüno's unknowing agent after the fact. I highly recommend this movie, if for his skill at making a story into the various peoples he meets.


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