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Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero (2016)

TV-MA | | Comedy | 13 May 2016 (USA)
A wannabe private investigator wins the Green Card lottery and moves to America to pursue his dream only to find himself embroiled in a conspiracy to start the next world war.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maz Jobrani ... Jimmy Vestvood
John Heard ... J.P. Monroe
Sheila Vand ... Leila
Deanna Russo ... Marcy Monroe
Vida Ghahremani Vida Ghahremani ... Maman
Marshall Manesh ... Mehdi the Butcher
Waleed Zuaiter ... Malek
Matthew Glave ... Hank Shannity
Navid Negahban ... Mohammad Mohammad Mohamadi
Sam Golzari ... Homayoun
Niousha Noor Niousha Noor ... Homeira (as Niousha Jafarian)
Matt Ballard Matt Ballard ... Karl
Chris Williams ... ICE Agent
Kevin Christy ... Rick
Michael Panes ... Docent
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A wannabe private investigator wins the Green Card lottery and moves to America to pursue his dream only to find himself embroiled in a conspiracy to start the next world war.

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Heroes are not born, they are imported.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jimmy Vestvood - Benvenuti in Amerika See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,860, 15 May 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$201,638, 26 June 2016
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A Propaganda Movie
15 September 2016 | by hassnawi2111See all my reviews

It's a sort of propaganda movie used for political reasons. This movie reminds of the 70s till 90s' ones which depicted USSR as a demonic country. These kinds of movies represent US foreign policy towards hostile countries such as Iran. A quick summary; Our hero wins a lottery and comes to America with his mother. He wants to be a Private Eye like his idol, Steve McQueen, but is quickly mistaken for a jihadist. Meanwhile, he is hired by a U.S. Senator as a bait for a payoff to an enemy agent for weapons to a foreign country to start a war. Got it so far? Doesn't matter - confusion is part of the fun, so just go with our hero (Maz Jobrani), who is brilliantly funny in a way that Sasha Baron Cohen ("Borat") tries to be. Jobrani, however, succeeds and is funnier. Sound like a good movie? Too bad, it's already gone from the NYC area. It's a stupid way of depicting great civilization through trivial means.


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