American Dreamz (2006)
Sam Golzari: Omer
Omer : One and two, three and four, five, hey!
Iqbal Riza : What are you doing?
Omer : Nothing, nothing, I'm just rehearsing some dance steps.
Iqbal Riza : Oh...
Omer : Look Iqbal, I am so sorry...
Iqbal Riza : Stop!I don't want your pity. Does it look like I need pity?
Omer : No, no, no you have far too much dignity.
Iqbal Riza : If these people know nothing about talent there's not much I can do about it, is there? So let's see it. Let's see your dance steps.
Omer : Oh... alright. One and two, three and four.
Iqbal Riza : [Iqbal waves his hand up to Omer for him to stop]
Omer : What?
Iqbal Riza : Oh there's no way you're going to win this thing.
Omer : I know, I fear as much.
Iqbal Riza : [Iqbal sighs and looks him up and down]
[Iqbal takes Omer to his stage]
Iqbal Riza : Get up there, up on the stage.
Omer : Are you sure?
Iqbal Riza : Do it! Before I change my mind. Okay, now this is just a bass track. It's good for practicing moves too.
[Iqbal turns on the stereo]
Omer : Mmm. I don't like this kind of music.
Iqbal Riza : It's just a bass track! It's just for rehearsal!
Omer : Okay...
Iqbal Riza : [Iqbal sighs] Now one problem you have is you move like a reanimated corpse in a zombie movie. Not good, you need to loosen up. Okay, come on, let's go, free form jazz dancing. Right now, immediately.
Omer : Iqbal, why are you helping me? I destroyed your dream.
Iqbal Riza : Yeah, you did, but that was yesterday. Today I turned a page in a new chapter in my life. I'm not sure being a performer was ever what I was really meant for. I'm more of a behind the scenes player, a puppeteer, a svengali if you will. As of today I'm your manager.
Omer : I just feel confused... about this country. There are so many nice people here, but it does so much harm in the world... So to what degree is this country culpable for its actions. Are Americans to blame for America?
President Staton : In terms of the Middle East, it looks like the problems over there are never going to be solved. I mean never, never, never, never, never, never. So, I'm sorry about that...
Omer : Mr. President, I deeply hope for all of our sakes that you are wrong.
President Staton : I hope so too.
Omer : You have been Omerized!
Agha Babur : You must get to the championship round. When you are on stage with the president, you will have smuggled in an explosive.
Omer : What if I don't make it to the final round?
Agha Babur : Folks don't call me the torturer because I *don't* like to torture people.
Shazzy Riza : Hey Omer, want to go to the mall?
Omer : We just went last weekend.
Iqbal Riza : Yeah, and now we're going again.
Omer : Why, did you forget to purchase something?
Shazzy Riza : So at the mall today, I upgraded my plan to 5,000 minutes, but it's a family plan.
Omer : Thank you auntie.
Iqbal Riza : You should have gone to 10,000.
Omer : Um, Iqbal.
Iqbal Riza : Yeah.
Omer : Something very odd happened today, it's funny really.You see, uh, these people from the American Dreamz television show came by.
Iqbal Riza : Yeah?
Omer : And uh...
Iqbal Riza : And?
Omer : And uh, I was using your stage and they heard me singing and they wanted me to be on the show.
Omer : Mmmmm.
Iqbal Riza : I'm sorry , did you say that they want YOU to sing on the show?
Omer : Mm huh, isn't that amusing.
Shazzy Riza : Holy crap!
Nazneen Riza : Shazzy.
Ali Aziz : Congratulations Omer!
Omer : Thankyou!
Iqbal Riza : Congratulations Omer! That's what you have to say Congratulations Omer! Do you know how hard I worked to get on this show? You stole my dream!
Omer : I'm so sorry, I told them, I told them they had made a mistake, but do not worry. I will simply refuse to be on the television show, yes, yes and then they must take you instead.
Iqbal Riza : They don't want me. Nobody want's me!
Nazneen Riza : Nonsense sweetheart, we all love you.
Iqbal Riza : Is that going to make me famous? I don't think so!