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An American accountant bombarded with cable news and the media's obsession with terrorist plots in the post 9-11 world, receives a jolt when an unattached Islamic graduate student moves in next door.

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Marla Allen
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FBI Agent Tom Hilary
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Gabe Hassan (as Khaled Abol Naga)
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Lieutenant Randall Lloyd
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Day Anchor Tricia Wise (as Brenda M. Crichlow)
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Govenor Bradley
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Shortly after landing a job, Terry Allen is laid off, starts looking for another circa post September 11, 2001 media frenzy and paranoia with President George W. Bush stating that grief has turned to anger, anger to resolution, and that there are thousands of terrorists in over 60 countries ready to strike. With increasing reports of identity theft, the involvement of wealthy & educated foreigners in terrorist activities, Terry starts suspecting his new neighbor, a middle-easterner, who he stereotypes as 'raghead', 'camel jockey', and 'sand nigger'. His wife, Marla, does not share in his bigotry, but he believes that she has turned her attention from rock-stars to Jihadists. While looking for employment, as well as a loan to purchase a house, he also contacts the Federal Bureau of Investigation as he feels he has sufficient evidence that his new neighbor is structuring money, experimenting with chemicals, and associating with other middle-easterners for devious reasons. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The War On Terror Just Came Home See more »

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Rated R for language and some threatening situations | See all certifications »

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Dever Cívico  »

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$3,400,000 (estimated)

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$54,902 (USA) (4 May 2007)

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$54,902 (USA) (4 May 2007)
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The cast has strong ties to Aaron Sorkin's television projects: Peter Krause starred as anchor Casey McCall in Sports Night (1998), Richard Schiff was communications director Toby Ziegler on The West Wing (1999), and Kari Matchett did a five-episode run on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006) as attorney Mary Tate. See more »

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All the news scrolls go from left to right, but news scrolls go right to left (at least in languages that read left to right) so you see the first words first. This makes it impossible to read. The filmmakers did this intentionally, and it's up to the viewer to decide why they did it this way. See more »

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Bank Teller: Did you know sir, in the future you can also use the ATM machine just outside the front doors and avoid the waiting in line for a teller?
Terry Allen: Yes I did, thank you.
Bank Teller: I love our customers prefer that option actually.
Terry Allen: Really? Do you know what ATM stands for ? Automatic Teller Machine. So when you say ATM machine, what you're actually saying is automatic teller machine machine. Now either you're just being ignorantly redundant or you really want to emphasize that machine part. In which case you're not ...
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very good movie
3 June 2007 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

i am no expert, i just like watching movies and i liked this one. it has a good story and good actors to sustain it. there isn't much development in the characters, but then this is not this kind of a story - its just like a window has opened to us, the viewers, into the world of a family, that has its dreams and problems, but now and then we get fragments of the bigger picture and then suddenly it all goes wrong and crazy...

as a kind of bottom line - when men forget about the love and start playing their 'games', its always the innocent who pay the price for it

its a good movie - don't be afraid to watch it, you'll enjoy it

peace


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