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The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)

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A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.

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(eulogy in urdu), (screen story) | 3 more credits »
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Bobby Lincoln
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Abu
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Ludlow Cooper
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Wainwright
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Sameer (as Imaad Shah)
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Mike Rizzo (as Chris Smith)
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Junaid
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Clea
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Bandy Uncle
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A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.

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Terror has two faces. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language, some violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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3 May 2013 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

El fundamentalista reticente  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,920, 28 April 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$519,535, 9 June 2013
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According to Mira Nair, on the first day of shooting in the tea shop, one of the main actors in the scene refused to say their lines the way that had been previously discussed and rehearsed. This forced her to frantically rewrite the script in a race against the shooting schedule. While she did not name the actor specifically, it can be assumed that she was either talking about Liev Schreiber or Riz Ahmed. See more »

Goofs

When Bobby is talking to his chief over phone, to his back, Changez & Sameer are talking to a third person. In the next shot, they are chatting face-to-face. See more »

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Changez: Pretend I'm him.
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References CSI: Miami (2002) See more »

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Rich and Well
Written By Jacques Slade, Lamar Van Sciver, and Frank Greenfield
Performed By Jacques Slade
Produced By Boss Beats and Deville of The Dentmakers
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A movie made from a different viewpoint
28 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

This movie challenged my views of American policy. I thought that it was definitely written with an Indian audience as the demographic it would do best in. We had an opportunity to listen to the Director (Mira Nair) speak about this and her other movies. She told us "This movie is intended to start a conversation", and that it does. If you are a Hollywood / blockbuster fan you probably will not enjoy this as much. If you are open- minded, watch film for more than just entertainment, and like Bollywood / Indian film, this is for you. I think that just as 20 years ago film depicting disability, or sexuality was far less popular such is true about a film that illustrates a point of view that's not that of a gun toting American.


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