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The Princess & the Marine (2001)

Based on a true story about the forbidden love between Jason Johnson, a U.S. Marine, and Meriam Al-Khalifa, a Bahraini princess.

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Jason Johnson
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Meriam Al-Khalifa
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Trucker
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Mr. Kennedy
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Smitty
Luck Hari ...
Meriam's Mother
Alexis Lopes ...
Latifa
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Layla
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Zayn
Barbara Stock ...
Susan
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Dale
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Sabika
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Storyline

Based on a true story, American Marine Jason Johnson (Goselaar) is sent on assignment to the Emirate of Bahrain. While there, he meets and falls in love with a spirited, lovely young woman, Meriam (Nichols), without realizing she is really a member of the Bahraini Royal Family. Meriam, who does not wish to consent to an arranged marriage, knows her love affair with Jason is dangerous, as he is a Mormon Christian and she a Muslim. Her parents would never consent to their match, and so Meriam and Jason race against time to escape Bahrain and make it to the United States, where they can marry. If Meriam is sent back, however, her life may be in jeopardy. Written by Nichol

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18 February 2001 (USA)  »

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A Princesa E o Soldado  »

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Goofs

Jason refers to his gunnery sergeant as sergeant. In the U.S. Marine Corps all sergeant ranks are addressed by the actual rank they are. Therefore, Jason should've referred to him as "gunnery sergeant" or "gunney." See more »

Quotes

Meriam: Don't look, I'm changing!
Jason Johnson: Babe, I wouldn't look. We're still in Bahrain.
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References Stuart Little (1999) See more »

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Wannabe
Written by Spice Girls, Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard
Performed by Spice Girls (as The Spice Girls)
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Outstanding movie!
31 August 2005 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Would love to own this movie. Tried to find it on Bockbuster.com and it wasn't there. I will never forget that movie as long as I live. Romantic, action, intense, raw...The characters in this movie were very believable. I was sucked right in from the start and since it played over a few days, I couldn't wait for the next "episode". Gripping movie. With all the movies and shows out there with smut, swearing, and just plain garbage, this offered real substance. This was refreshing. It's too bad that Hollywood hasn't figured out what people really want to see. A gripping tale of an Arabian princess and a marine who fall in love and are forbidden to be together, only to find a way to do just that. Come on Hollywood! Give us more like this!


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