New York Film Locations

The Dictator (2012)

Last Updated: Sept 2012

Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen) is the ego maniacal dictator of Wadiya who's hated by practically everyone in his country, even his confidants. He goes to New York to speak at the assembly about his country's nuclear weapons. But suddenly someone assigned to protect him, grabs hims and shaves off his trademark beard and was about to kill him when something happens and he escapes, He tries to go to the UN but his people have placed a double in his place and he speaks to the UN announcing he plans to turn Wadiya into a Democracy. Aladeen tries to go in but is kept out. He is taken in by a woman (Anna Faris) who was there protesting Aladeen. She gives him a job which is foreign to him.

5th Avenue (btw East 57th and 54th Streets) Manhattan.


The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th Street & Madison Avenue, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: Sacha Baron Cohen wanted to shoot scenes in the actual United Nations building but was denied access.

United Nations, 1st Avenue and East 45th Street, Manhattan.


2nd Avenue and East 10th Street, Manhattan.


Shop, 7 - 9 West 30th Street (btw 5th Avenue & Broadway) Manhattan.


Apple Store, 1980 Broadway and West 67th Street, Manhattan.


Marcy Avenue Station, Broadway and Marcy Avenue, Brooklyn.


Rooftop Garden, Eagle Street and Franklin Street, Brooklyn.


Times Square (Broadway, 7th Avenue, West 42nd and 47th Streets) Manhattan.


Queensboro Bridge, East 59th Street, Manhattan.



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