AmericanEast (2008)

R  |   |  Drama  |  14 November 2008 (Greece)
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A family man (Badreya) opens an authentic Middle Eastern restaurant with his best friend, who's Jewish.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mustafa Marzoke
Sabir (as Al Faris)
Kais Nashif ...
Omar Nasser
Agent Stevens
Angela Jensen
American Safety director
John Westerman
Leila Marzoke


Summer in L.A., it's hot. Homeland Security has set the threat level at red; they're searching for several Arabs alleged to be terrorists. Mustafa, an Egyptian immigrant who runs a falafel shop, comes to the FBI's attention; they investigate him. He has other problems: his young teen son no longer wants to be a Muslim; his sister, a nurse, objects to Mustafa arranging her marriage to a cousin from Egypt. She has a non-Arab suitor of her own. Omar, an employee of Mustafa, is a struggling actor who doesn't want to play only terrorists. Mustafa hopes to open a real restaurant and has a potential partner in Sam, a Jew, whose family objects. What price the American dream? Written by <>

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Rated R for language, including some sexual references, and brief drug use


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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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This should be a TV show!
4 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful movie that I came across accidentally on ThisTV ( late last night (3 AM). I didn't know if I was watching a television series or a movie and was just smitten with the storyline. I live in a metro area with a significant middle eastern population and I was very interested in the perspective shown.

The multi-generational characters, culture clash and what it means to each of them to achieve the American dream offers something that anyone can relate to.

I want to follow the characters for several more years. Make my dream come true and make this a TV series!

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