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.
Did You Know?
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
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Babe, I wouldn't look. We're still in Bahrain.
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
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