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The Princess & the Marine (2001)

Based on a true story about the forbidden love between Jason Johnson, a U.S. Marine, and Meriam Al-Khalifa, a Bahraini princess.

Director:

Mike Robe

Writer:

Ronni Kern
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Jason Johnson
Marisol Nichols ... Meriam Al-Khalifa
Keith Robinson ... Trucker
Pat Skipper ... Mr. Kennedy
Dave Power ... Smitty
Luck Hari ... Meriam's Mother
Alexis Lopes Alexis Lopes ... Latifa
Sheetal Sheth ... Layla
Atossa Leoni ... Zayn
Barbara Stock ... Susan
Steven Barr Steven Barr ... Dale
Madison Mason
Michael Milhoan
Lennie Loftin
Navi Rawat ... Sabika
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Storyline

Based on a true story, American Marine Jason Johnson (Goselaar) is sent on assignment to the Emirate of Bahrain. While there, he meets and falls in love with a spirited, lovely young woman, Meriam (Nichols), without realizing she is really a member of the Bahraini Royal Family. Meriam, who does not wish to consent to an arranged marriage, knows her love affair with Jason is dangerous, as he is a Mormon Christian and she a Muslim. Her parents would never consent to their match, and so Meriam and Jason race against time to escape Bahrain and make it to the United States, where they can marry. If Meriam is sent back, however, her life may be in jeopardy. Written by Nichol

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Princesa e o Soldado See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Early in the film Jason says he's up for a promotion. Later, he tells Meriam he was promoted again. He answers the phone identifying his rank as lance corporal when Meriam calls him to tell him she can't see him anymore. On the roof at the Mannai Plaza he's already wearing the lance corporal insignia. It he was "promoted again" he'd be a corporal. See more »

Quotes

Meriam: Have you ever been to Bahrain?
Jim: No. I hear it's very beautful. If you like a lot of sand.
Meriam: They have a tree there, called the Tree of Life. And that is beautiful. Do you what to know why? Because it has no right to be there. It's in the desert, with no water, nothing green around it anywhere. You all say I have no right to be here. But I'm staying. I'm staying.
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Connections

References Stuart Little (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

I Will Be There
Written by Max Martin and Andreas Carlsson
Performed by Britney Spears
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The best TV movie ever!!
30 March 2001 | by winky872See all my reviews

This is the best love story of all time! It is about a princess who falls in love with a marine, but is unable to marry him because of her parents and countries strict rules on dating and marriage..so you must see this movie if you are a true romantic and I am! So...write me if you have any questions on any movie...Thanks...Bye!!


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