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Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero (2016)

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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Jimmy Vestvood
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JP Monroe
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Marcy Monroe
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Mehdi The Butcher
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Hank Shannity
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Leila
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Karl
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Mohammad Mohammad-Mohammadi
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Maman
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Homeira
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Malek
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Kamal Hashari
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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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13 May 2016 (USA)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$60,860 (USA) (13 May 2016)

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$201,638 (USA) (24 June 2016)
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Better Than You'd Think
17 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this thinking it'd be a waste of time or a Borat rip-off or a boring stereotypical attempt at comedy. Well, okay... it was stereotypical, but not in a bad way. AND it was pretty funny. Not that many "Middle Eastern" jokes--only enough so you don't forget the character is a new arrival in the US and not completely in tune with American society. I hadn't heard of Maz Jobrani before this; I saw him in The Interpreter but evidently he didn't make that much of an impression. In this movie, as the star, he was great. Just the right amount of slapstick and just the right amount of naivete. The back stories were pretty good, didn't detract from the movie at all, and actually helped give insight into the main character (as much as you can expect in a comedy). This ain't Caddyshack, Young Frankenstein, or The Big Lebowski--but it was good fun and PG-13.


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