Amira & Sam (2014)

Amira & Sam
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 27mins.
Genres Comedy, Romance
Keywords 2010s, armed forces, Army (U.S.), immigrant, immigration, Iraq, military, New York, outsider, refugee, romance, soldier, stand-up comedy, veteran
Status Awaiting Release
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Sean Mullin Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Peter Sobiloff Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Meg Montagnino Jarrett Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Daniel Vecchione Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Julian Robinson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Donna Maloney Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Sara K White Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
James Ponsoldt Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Erich Lochner Producer n/a 3 3000003
Laith Nakli Actor Bassam 1 1000004
Paul Wesley Actor Charlie 1 1000003
Dina Shihabi Actor Amira 1 1000002
David Rasche Actor Jack 1 1000005
Sean Mullin Director n/a 2 2000001
Matt Miller Producer n/a 3 3000002
Terry Leonard Producer n/a 3 3000001
Martin Starr Actor Sam 1 1000001
Synopsis
To help adjust to coming home from war, Sam Seneca, a former Green Beret, takes a stab at a life-long dream: stand-up comedy. He also lands a high-paying job working for a Wall Street firm, run by his cousin Charlie. Amira fled Iraq after her brother was killed by U.S. soldiers. She's an illegal immigrant, living with her uncle, Bassam, who was Sam's interpreter. Amira has a run-in with the police. and so Sam takes her under his wing. Despite their differences, Sam and Amira share a common bond as outsiders. The more time they spend together, the harder it is for them to combat their feelings for one another. Meanwhile, Sam becomes entangled in Charlie's investment scheme, and Amira's trouble with the law escalates to the brink of deportation. In order to save Amira from being deported, Sam is forced to risk everything he fought so hard to defend.
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