An Iranian-born teenager living in suburban New Jersey thinks of herself as simply an American until anti-Iranian sentiment erupts in her community after American hostages are held in Iran.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mariam Parris ...
Mary Armin
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Ali Armin
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Dr. Darius Armin
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Homa Armin
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Reza
Victor Jory ...
Jamie
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Jill
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Pete
Jason Nash ...
Joel
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Leila
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Gillian Thomas ...
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An Iranian-born teenager living in suburban New Jersey thinks of herself as simply an American until anti-Iranian sentiment erupts in her community after American hostages are held in Iran.

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Cultures clash. Hearts break. People change.

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22 February 2002 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$10,123 (USA) (22 February 2002)

Gross:

$104,209 (USA) (14 June 2002)
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1.66 : 1
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Goofs

In the scene where Mary's father (Darius) turns around and leaves, after he is prevented from entering the store after the store owner posts the "Closed" sign and hides in the back, a 1990 Volvo 740GL rolls slowly by in the street in front of him. The film's setting is 1979. See more »

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Until We Meet Again
Written by Joe Lervold
Performed by Joe Lervold (as Joel Evans) & Patrick Maier
Courtesy of MasterSource Music
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best film about race in america in a long time
29 April 2001 | by (Urbana, IL) – See all my reviews

This film was simply fantastic and my favorite from Roger Ebert's 3rd Annual Overlooked Film Fest. The girl who plays Maryam gives an incredible performance and i can't say enough good things about the script. It was an excellent tale about what it was like to be a regular American teen who happened to be of Iranian descent during the hostage crisis in '79. This film manages to be poignant and thought-provoking about race relations in America without beating the audience over the head with the "SpikeLee Stick". good and good for you.


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