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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 ... 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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Comedy

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Country:

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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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,860, 15 May 2016

Gross USA:

$230,069

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$290,080
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Funny Iranians
2 June 2016 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

Nowadays, you don't connect comedy and Iran in the same sentence, but in "Jimmy Vestvood, Amerikan Hero", it's more than permissible - it's necessary. It's a very funny comedy in a contemporary landscape of juvenile attempts at humor which appeal to the audiences lower instincts. This picture, on the other hand, is genuinely funny via a clever screenplay. It capitalizes on its characters naivete and lack of background in the English language and American customs, resulting in several very funny exchanges between Iranians vs. Americans and, in some cases, Iranians vs. Iranians. In truth, the humor is uneven, but it is tough to maintain a high level of humor throughout a full length feature. But "Jimmy Vestvood" tries.

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 bagman 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 deserved a better fate as it's the best comedy I've seen so far this year, better than "The Nice Guys".


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