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Borat makers appear in LA court
Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat
Sacha Baron Cohen's character has been a hit in US and UK cinemas
The makers of the hit film Borat, starring British comedy actor Sacha Baron Cohen, have made a brief appearance in a Los Angeles court.

They are being sued by two young men, featured in the film, who say they were plied with alcohol and duped into making racist remarks.

The two are seeking unspecified damages and want their scene to be cut from the film and the DVD.

Distributors, 20th Century Fox, deny the men were tricked into appearing.

The trial has been adjourned until 27 February.


The film - Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan - features a spoof Kazakh TV reporter who meets people across the US.

It has been a success at the box office but has attracted five lawsuits.

The case involves the film's makers and distributors, but not its star, Sacha Baron Cohen.

The two plaintiffs, university students from South Carolina, say they were tricked into appearing in the film and have suffered humiliation and emotional and physical distress as a result.

They say the movie's producers fooled them into signing a release form after being told the film would not be shown in the United States.

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