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The heightened racial tensions of post-9/11 America are at the center of this 2007 drama, the feature debut from director Hesham Issawi. Co-writer Sayed Badreya stars as Mustafa, an Egyptian-born entrepreneur facing the daily challenges of an Arab Muslim living in Los Angeles and hoping to open a restaurant with his Jewish best friend, played by Tony Shalhoub. As Mustafa is met with friction for this unlikely plan, several other stories of adversity in the Arab-American ...
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The heightened racial tensions of post-9/11 America are at the center of this 2007 drama, the feature debut from director Hesham Issawi. Co-writer Sayed Badreya stars as Mustafa, an Egyptian-born entrepreneur facing the daily challenges of an Arab Muslim living in Los Angeles and hoping to open a restaurant with his Jewish best friend, played by Tony Shalhoub. As Mustafa is met with friction for this unlikely plan, several other stories of adversity in the Arab-American community unfold around him.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/20/2009
  • UPC: 883904122869
  • Original Release: 2007
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  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:51:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sayed Badreya , Mustafa
Tony Shalhoub , Sam
Erick Avari
Anthony Azizi
Kais Nashef
Amanda Detmer
Alfre Woodard
Ray Wise
Al Faris
Sarah Shahi
Tay Blessey
Technical Credits
Hesham Issawi Director, Original Story, Screenwriter
Jeanie Bacharach Casting
Sayed Badreya Original Story, Screenwriter
Frank Bollinger Production Designer
Brian Cox Producer, Screenwriter
Tony Humecke Score Composer
Mohammad Malas Executive Producer
Mickey McMullen Sound/Sound Designer
Gillian O'Neill Casting
Sudhir Pragjee Executive Producer
Swinda Reichelt Costumes/Costume Designer, Production Designer
Tony Shalhoub Executive Producer
Anant Singh Producer
Sanjeev Singh Executive Producer
Harry Snodgrass Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Wojciechowski Cinematographer
Chris Wright Editor
Ahmad Zahra Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American East
1. Main Titles / Big Mistake [7:06]
2. American Dream [6:12]
3. True Love [7:42]
4. Oil and Israel [4:13]
5. Family Duty [5:18]
6. History of Islam [4:04]
7. Script Change [2:30]
8. Marital Expectations [4:13]
9. Ardent Politics [6:47]
10. Girl Talk [2:10]
11. Good Muslims [2:15]
12. FBI Arrest [1:33]
13. Soul In Torment [3:22]
14. Interrogation [6:19]
15. Tainted Deal [4:51]
16. Frozen Assets [5:41]
17. The Terrorist [4:43]
18. Complications [6:48]
19. Real Terror [4:23]
20. Hostage Crisis [4:58]
21. An Accident [2:22]
22. Breaking Point [3:23]
23. I Believe [2:13]
24. American East / End Credits [8:07]
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