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The Citizen (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama | 27 September 2013 (USA)
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An Arab immigrant wins the American green card lottery, arriving in New York City on September 10, 2001.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Ibrahim
... Diane
... Mo
... Winston
... Miller
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Hotel Bouncer (as Jay Adams)
Rachael Adams ... Bar fight witness
Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad ... Rajiv
... Agent Bardha
Kerry Birmingham ... Nancy Ketchum
Jon Bradford ... Car Retail Manager
Angela N. Brown ... Temp Agency Applicant
... INS Interrogator
... Woman #1
... Judge Hawthorne
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Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. Ibrahim lands in New York City the day before 9/11... and the events of the September terrorist attacks forever shape the struggles he faces on his journey to capture the American dream. Inspired by true events, filmmaker Sam Kadi's feature debut is a gripping tale of courage, love, and perseverance, the qualities of a true CITIZEN. Written by monterey media inc.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Горожанин  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,655, 27 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$24,296, 3 November 2013
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[first lines]
Bailiff: All rise.
Judge Hawthorne: Please be seated. Mr. Winston, you may cross-examine the witness.
Winston: Good morning. Prior to your arrival in 2001, had you made any other visits to this country?
Ibrahim: No.
Winston: Did your duties as an auto mechanic in any way necessitate relocation to the United States?
Ibrahim: Sorry, would you please repeat the question.
Winston: What brought you to this country? Why are you here?
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Good, but too much of a cliché
15 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

An immigrant from Lebanon arrives here on September 10th, 2001. You can imagine what happens to him; pretty much everything you can think of.

I wanted to like this movie, but it was too much of a cliché for me. Nothing unexpected happened; the bad guys were all bad, the good guys were all good, the Lebanese immigrant didn't make a wrong step. If only life were like that.

Despite everything bad happening to him, he rises above it all and is determined to live the American dream. Nothing gets him down.

Nevertheless, I did watch the whole thing which was rare for something I had never heard of before, and I enjoyed it. It was a feel-good movie, which I also enjoyed. Sometimes I, or anyone, needs some of that.


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