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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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J.P. Monroe
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Leila
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Marcy Monroe
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Maman
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Mehdi the Butcher
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Malek
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Hank Shannity
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Mohammad Mohammad Mohamadi
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Homayoun
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Homeira
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Karl
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ICE Agent
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Rick
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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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13 May 2016 (USA)  »

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Джимми: покоритель Америки  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$201,638 (USA) (24 June 2016)
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A Propaganda Movie
15 September 2016 | by (Saudi Arabia) – See 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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