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The War Within (2005)

 -  Drama  -  30 September 2005 (USA)
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A Pakistani involved in a planned attack in New York City experiences a crisis of conscience.

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Hassan
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Sayeed Choudhury
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Duri Choudhury
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Farida S. Choudhury
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Khalid
Varun Sriram ...
Ali S. Choudhury
Anjeli Chapman ...
Rasheeda S. Choudhury
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Gabe
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Mike O'Reilly (as Mike McGlone)
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Abdul
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Naved
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Imam
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Izzy
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Saudi Man
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Steven
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Sayeed Choudhury was born Pakistan but has immigrated to the U.S.A., where he now lives in New York with his wife, Farida; a school-going daughter, Rasheeda; a school-going son, Ali; and unmarried sister, Duri. One morning Farida hears a knock on the door, Ali opens it and there is Sayeed's childhood friend, Hassan, who is welcomed with open arms by the family. Hassan informs them that he is going to be hired soon in the States and he is invited to spend a few days with the Choudhury family. Duri, who has a Caucasian boyfriend, Mike, is also thrilled to meet Hassan and openly shows her attraction to him. Ali also takes an instant liking to Hassan, and is taught the true values of Islam, and when one Muslim hurts, then the pain is felt by Muslims worldwide. Sayeed is quite content with the American way of life and feels secure and comfortable especially when he sees Germans, Jews, Muslims, Catholics, and non-believers living in harmony and doing business with each other. Sayeed will ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Rated R for violent images, some language and nudity | See all certifications »
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$7,540 (USA) (30 September 2005)

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$73,789 (USA) (28 October 2005)
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24 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm going to be bold and say that this is one of the most enlightening films I have seen in a very long time. Not only is it a phenomenal depiction of Muslim-American life, but it also presents an informative insight to the terrorist ideology that very few Americans understand. Many may think that a movie dealing with terrorism is meant to stir up controversy and dispute. I did not find this movie to be politically-charged nor offensive. It is purely the story of a man struggling with both the anger imposed on him by American intelligence and the happiness he once knew with his close friends. Regardless of your personal beliefs based on religion, terrorism, the war, etc… each and every person who lives in America has something to gain through thought and reflection after seeing this movie.


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