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->''"[[RunningGag Disco, disco]]!"''

...He'll blow you away.

An action comedy featuring Creator/AdamSandler as an Israeli super soldier, and John Turturro as his arch-nemesis, The Phantom. ([[IThoughtItMeant No, not]] [[ComicStrip/ThePhantom that one]].)

The plot goes something like this: Zohan Dvir is an Israeli super soldier, sort of a cross between Chuck Norris and Borat, who becomes tired of the ArabIsraeliConflict. He fakes his own death, and moves to the United States, where he fulfills his life-long dream of becoming a (heterosexual) hairdresser.

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!!This movie features examples of:
* TheAce: Zohan breathes this trope, as does, to a lesser extent, Phantom.
* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Adam Sandler Is About To Blow-Dry You]]: Well, just look at this page's image.
* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: The many gratuitous Yiddishisms among the film's Israeli Jews seem indicative of this trope.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Walbridge awkwardly refers to Middle Easterners as being "brown....or khaki....or whatever color it is."
* ArabIsraeliConflict: The backdrop of this movie.
* BadassIsraeli: A ''constant'' RunningGag - an Israeli, long released from the army and running a falafel shop in America, is certainly going to keep grenades, rocket launchers and other heavy weaponry stashed somewhere, just in case. Also, a Mossad agent can clearly leap from to roof and do cool things with his ligaments. Just look at the poster.
* BetweenMyLegs: Parodied in the promotional posters.
* BigNo: Walbridge, after his girlfriend's [[GagBoobs perfectly proportioned breasts deflate]].
* BilingualBonus: Averted, subverted ''and'' played straight in the same film. Lots of the stuff said in the film is gibberish (no, there is no such thing as ''muchentuchen'' or ''fizzy bubbelach'', and the occasional word uttered in surprised with lots of khkhkh sounds is made up; as a matter of fact, ‘Zohan’ is not even a real Israeli name), Sandler uses few Hebrew words [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage with Yiddish pronunciation]], and Ido Mosseri as Oori calls the Walbridge employee a homo in legitimate Hebrew. But the most notable example of this trope (subversion or playing straight, YMMV) is when the Phantom calls Zohan a bastard in Hebrew, which is somewhat of a CrowningMomentOfFunny for Israeli viewers.
** Also, ‘puntakhat’, while it’s not an actual Hebrew word, slang or not, sounds like a corruption of ‘pot’ (vagina) and ‘takhat’ (arse).
** Phantom shouts before an especially important fight: "Ya manyak!". It's "I'm a maniac" in Russian.
* TheCameo: John [=McEnroe=] (in his [[MrDeeds second Sandler movie]]), Henry Winkler (in [[TheWaterboy his]] [[LittleNicky third]]), and Mariah Carey (in a better movie than her [[Film/{{Glitter}} usual]]). So too did George Takei, and Bruce Vilanch.
* CampStraight: Several characters (including his own parents at one point) mistake him for being gay.
* ClownCar: In the climax, there is an instance of mooks getting out of a car...waaay more than the car should fit.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Walbridge
* EatsBabies: In a parody of the iconic ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' TrainingMontage, Phantom wakes up early, cracks some eggs into a glass, and ''drinks the live chicks inside''. He also punches a heavy bag, then a side of beef, then a live cow.
** On the other hand, I don't think he [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl expected the cow to be alive...]]
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Phantom is embarrassed by his real name, Fatoush, [[spoiler:until the end]].
* {{Fauxreigner}}: Zohan and Phantom take out a mob of [[DeepSouth Southern rednecks]] disguised as stereotypical Arab terrorists and Hasidic Jews (so that the Israelis and Palestinians would each think the other ethnic group was vandalizing their shops).
* GagPenis: Zohan has a notable bulge in his pants, which he uses at one point to [[CrowningMomentOfFunny scratch a record]].
** Later shown that most of the bulge is being made up by his pubic hair in two separate scenes.
* GargleBlaster: Fizzy Bubbelech, apparently. Gail's son took one sip and found himself vomiting profusely, but the Arab and Israeli characters drink it casually and Zohan can down a bottle in less than a second.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: An [[{{In-Universe}} in-story]] example. Israelis and Palestinians love three things: Mariah Carey, hacky sack, and disco.
* GetALoadOfThatSquare: The hairstyling book from the '80s is just the tip of the iceberg.
* GlobalIgnorance: Gail gets Australia confused with South Africa.
* [[DuctTapeForEverything Hummus For Everything]]: It can even put out fires!
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Zohan just wants to make everyone [[CatchPhrase silky smooth]], [[spoiler:and Phantom just wants to sell shoes]].
* IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles: Zohan is better than infrared missiles.
* ItsNotYouItsMe: This is what Zohan tries to tell Raffaela, and what she in turn tries to tell him, in response to the unfortunate ethnically charged cock-blocking. However, [[spoiler: it turns out that the xenophobia goes deeper than expected: Raffaela comes from a terrorist family, and The Phantom is her brother]].
* LikesOlderWomen: Zohan.
* LivingLegend: The Zohan is beloved by the Israeli people and both hated and feared by the Palestinian people. Fatoush Hakbarah is his Palestinian reflection.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Zohan and Phantom are both able to make a sound that although harmless on their own, when combined they create a legendary sonic attack that can destroy glass, blow electric connections, and pop breast implants like balloons.
* MagicalRealism
* MisfitMobilizationMoment: crossed with LockAndLoadMontage
* OurFounder: The ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' montage ends with the Phantom running up a slope instead of steps, reaching a statue of ''himself''.
* ParodySue: Zohan. Does impossible wire-fu martial arts, feels zero pain, has a massive budgie stuffed down his trousers and is attracted mainly to every women besides his love interest, all played for laughs.
* [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Politically Incorrect Villains]]: The white supremacist/survivalist types recruited by Walbridge to terrorize the residents on the block where he wants to build his shopping mall - and, when that doesn't work, to vandalize everyone's shops and make it appear as if the two immigrant groups were targeting each other.
* RawEggsMakeYouStronger: The Phantom hatches eggs and eats live full-formed chicks from them.
* RealMenWearPink: Zohan and the Phantom are the coolest men alive. They both love Mariah Carey and dream of being a hairdresser and [[spoiler:shoe salesman]] respectively.
* RuleOfCool: It's pretty much directly stated that Zohan and Phantom can give uppercuts with their feet, control severed body parts, and walk on ceilings because once you become cool enough you can just do that kind of thing.
** Zohan can even uppercut with one foot while [[spoiler: Phantom takes his shoe size.]] and thus has his other leg raised in the air. That's right, ''Zohan can stand when both his feet are in the air.''
* RuleOfFunny: The only way to describe the very impossible stunts in this movie such as Zohan tying a guy's limbs to make him look like a pretzel or being able stand with ''both feet in the air'' while kicking ass and getting his shoe size.
* RunningGag: Using hummus for ''everything,'' up to and including toothpaste and putting out fires.
* SeriousBusiness: Even the lowly job of sweeping the hair clippings is this to Zohan.
* SmallReferencePools: Surprisingly, the supposedly sophisticated Walbridge doesn't know what hummus is - this despite the fact that hummus is available in most large American cities, and not just in Semitic communities.
* SpellMyNameWithAThe
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: The Phantom is surprisingly easy to startle.
* SpaceWhaleAesop: The conclusion for the movie paints the picture that the ultimate solution to the ArabIsraeliConflict [[spoiler:is for everybody in the region to move to America]].
* ThisIsWhatTheBuildingWillLookLike: The model of Walbridge's planned shopping mall.
* TitleDrop: The title is said by Zohan's friend after Zohan beats several strong men and a bull in tug of war singlehanded. In fact, it's actually the very first line in the movie.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Zohan ''loves'' hummus. He puts it on everything he eats and even [[{{Squick}} brushes his teeth with it]]. Also, Fizzy Bubbelech, of which he can down an entire bottle in less than a second.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19178_9-absurd-movie-premises-that-actually-happened.html No, really.]]
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: Okay, so it's "Lather. Rinse. Save the world." Same difference.
* WeAREStrugglingTogether: Zohan's appeal to his neighbors when it looks as if an inter-ethnic war is about to break out.
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