AmericanEast 13 years old

Summer in L.A., it's hot. Homeland Security has set the threat level at red; they're searching for several Arabs alleged to be terrorists. Mustafa, an Egyptian immigrant who runs a falafel shop, comes to the FBI's attention; they investigate him. He has other problems: his young teen son no longer wants to be a Muslim; his sister, a nurse, objects to Mustafa arranging her marriage to a cousin from Egypt. She has a non-Arab suitor of her own. Omar, an employee of Mustafa, is a struggling actor who doesn't want to play only terrorists. Mustafa hopes to open a real restaurant and has a potential partner in Sam, a Jew, whose family objects. What is the price of the American dream?


AmericanEast Cast

Name Character
Erick Avari He was 56, now 70 years old as Fikry
Tony Shalhoub He was 55, now 68 years old as Sam
Sarah Shahi She was 28, now 42 years old as Salwah Marzoke
Sayed Badreya He was 51, now 65 years old as Mustafa Marzouke
Kais Nashef He was 30, now 44 years old as Omar

AmericanEast Crew

Name Department
Tony Shalhoub as Executive Producer. He was 55 (now 68) years old Production
Sayed Badreya as Writer. He was 51 (now 65) years old Writing
Hesham Issawi as Director. Directing
Hesham Issawi as Writer. Writing
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AmericanEast (13 years)

  • Release day: Friday, November 14, 2008
  • Runtime: 112 minutes