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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.

Director:

Mike Robe

Writer:

Ronni Kern
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Jason Johnson
Marisol Nichols ... Meriam Al-Khalifa
Keith Robinson ... Trucker
Pat Skipper ... Mr. Kennedy
Dave Power ... Smitty
Luck Hari ... Meriam's Mother
Alexis Lopes Alexis Lopes ... Latifa
Sheetal Sheth ... Layla
Atossa Leoni ... Zayn
Barbara Stock ... Susan
Steven Barr ... Dale
Madison Mason
Michael Milhoan
Lennie Loftin
Navi Rawat ... 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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Drama | Romance

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Goofs

If Jason Johnson was a returned LDS (Mormon) missionary, then he was incorrectly dressed with his vest. He would wear brown T-Shirt like underclothing. 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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Alternate Versions

A later pressing of the movie had a postscript tacked at the end of the movie that updated the condition of the real life couple, from the Americanization of Mariam to the couple's divorce. See more »

Connections

Features Mad About You (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

I Will Be There
Written by Max Martin and Andreas Carlsson
Performed by Britney Spears
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User Reviews

 
A modern fairy tale
20 February 2001 | by Sara-48See all my reviews

I totally agree with the comments already posted. This story, a modern day fairy tale, made an excellent movie, with good lines, great cast, and all the better for being a true story. I too would like to be able to see it again, if I'd known it was going to be this good, I would have taped it. It's good to see that Love can still triumph overall, even in the modern world.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Princesa e o Soldado See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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