History Trivia / TheSiege

19th Aug '16 7:38:33 PM dmcreif
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** Played with: the Lebanese-American agent Frank Haddad is played by Tony Shalhoub, who, although born in America, has Lebanese ancestry (his father Joseph was from Lebanon and immigrated to the US when he was 10, and his mother Helen was a second-generation Lebanese-American). His character immigrated the US from Lebanon though.

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** Played with: the Lebanese-American agent Frank Haddad is played by Tony Shalhoub, who, although born in America, has Lebanese ancestry (his father Joseph was from Lebanon and immigrated to the US when he was 10, and his mother Helen was a second-generation Lebanese-American). His character immigrated to the US from Lebanon though.


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* RetroactiveRecognition: That patrol cop at the second bus hostage scene who tells Hubbard that there are kids on the bus? That's Wood Harris, before he became better known as Avon Barksdale in ''Series/TheWire''. And Floyd Rose is played by Lance Reddick, who ''Wire'' fans will better know from playing Cedric Daniels.
13th Apr '16 1:13:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** It's [[Film/AmericanGangster Frank Lucas]] leading an FBI counterterrorism unit. Among his agents are [[Series/{{Monk}} Adrian Monk]], [[Series/TheSopranos Richie Aprile]], [[Series/TheWire Cedric Daniels]], and [[Series/BostonLegal Brad Chase]].
** [[Film/DieHard John McClane]] is a US Army General
** A person of interest is Khalil, who is played by ''Series/TheDailyShow'' correspondent Aasif Mandvi.
** [[Film/AmericanBeauty Carolyn Burnham]], aka [[Film/TheAmericanPresident Sydney Ellen Wade]], is a CIA agent
** Series/{{Monk}} isn't treated much better by the FBI than he will be by the SFPD.
29th Mar '16 5:20:10 PM dmcreif
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** Series/{{Monk}} isn't treated much better by the FBI than he will be by the LAPD.

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** Series/{{Monk}} isn't treated much better by the FBI than he will be by the LAPD.SFPD.
29th Feb '16 8:21:01 AM Kalaong
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** Series/{{Monk}} isn't treated much better by the FBI than he will be by the LAPD.
24th Oct '15 6:32:42 AM Fireblood
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** Maybe subverted into an ActorAllusion, as Samir Nazhde is played by French ([[OohMeAccentsSlipping you can hear it]]) of Tunisian descent Sami Bouajila, and even though he is Palestinian, Haddad suggests to deport him to Tunis (although there are Palestinians all over the Arab world now).
** Played with: the Lebanese-American agent Frank Haddad is played by Tony Shalhoub, who, although born in America, has Lebanese ancestry (his father Joseph was from Lebanon and immigrated to the US when he was 10, and his mother Helen was a second-generation Lebanese-American).

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** Maybe subverted into an ActorAllusion, as Samir Nazhde is played by French ([[OohMeAccentsSlipping you can hear it]]) of -of Tunisian descent descent- actor Sami Bouajila, and even though he is Palestinian, Haddad suggests to deport him to Tunis (although there are Palestinians all over the Arab world now).
** Played with: the Lebanese-American agent Frank Haddad is played by Tony Shalhoub, who, although born in America, has Lebanese ancestry (his father Joseph was from Lebanon and immigrated to the US when he was 10, and his mother Helen was a second-generation Lebanese-American). His character immigrated the US from Lebanon though.
1st Jun '15 12:11:35 AM dmcreif
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** It's [[Film/AmericanGangster Frank Lucas]] leading an FBI counterterrorism unit

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** It's [[Film/AmericanGangster Frank Lucas]] leading an FBI counterterrorism unitunit. Among his agents are [[Series/{{Monk}} Adrian Monk]], [[Series/TheSopranos Richie Aprile]], [[Series/TheWire Cedric Daniels]], and [[Series/BostonLegal Brad Chase]].



** This is the closest you can get to seeing [[Series/{{Monk}} Adrian Monk]] fighting terrorists

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** This A person of interest is Khalil, who is the closest you can get to seeing [[Series/{{Monk}} Adrian Monk]] fighting terroristsplayed by ''Series/TheDailyShow'' correspondent Aasif Mandvi.
** [[Film/AmericanBeauty Carolyn Burnham]], aka [[Film/TheAmericanPresident Sydney Ellen Wade]], is a CIA agent
30th May '15 11:20:07 PM dmcreif
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* FakeNationality: Maybe subverted into an ActorAllusion, as Samir Nazhde is played by French ([[OohMeAccentsSlipping you can hear it]]) of Tunisian descent Sami Bouajila, and even though he is Palestinian, Haddad suggests to deport him to Tunis (although there are Palestinians all over the Arab world now).
* LifeImitatesArt: Three years after the movie came out, the U.S. suffered its worst terrorist attack in its history, with many parallels to the film.

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* FakeNationality: Maybe FakeNationality:
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subverted into an ActorAllusion, as Samir Nazhde is played by French ([[OohMeAccentsSlipping you can hear it]]) of Tunisian descent Sami Bouajila, and even though he is Palestinian, Haddad suggests to deport him to Tunis (although there are Palestinians all over the Arab world now).
**Played with: the Lebanese-American agent Frank Haddad is played by Tony Shalhoub, who, although born in America, has Lebanese ancestry (his father Joseph was from Lebanon and immigrated to the US when he was 10, and his mother Helen was a second-generation Lebanese-American).
* HeyItsThatGuy:
**It's [[Film/AmericanGangster Frank Lucas]] leading an FBI counterterrorism unit
**[[Film/DieHard John McClane]] is a US Army General
**This is the closest you can get to seeing [[Series/{{Monk}} Adrian Monk]] fighting terrorists
* LifeImitatesArt: Three years after the movie came out, the U.S. suffered its worst terrorist attack in its history, 9/11 happened, with many parallels to the film.
27th Aug '14 1:18:45 AM Fireblood
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* FakeNationality: Maybe subverted into an ActorAllusion, as Samir Nazhde is played by French ([[OohMeAccentsSlipping you can hear it]]) of Tunisian descent Sami Bouajila, and even though he is Palestinian, Haddad suggests to deport him to Tunis.

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* FakeNationality: Maybe subverted into an ActorAllusion, as Samir Nazhde is played by French ([[OohMeAccentsSlipping you can hear it]]) of Tunisian descent Sami Bouajila, and even though he is Palestinian, Haddad suggests to deport him to Tunis.Tunis (although there are Palestinians all over the Arab world now).
23rd Mar '14 5:40:34 PM skbc1p4res
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* FakeNationality: Maybe subverted into an ActorAllusion, as Samir Nazhde is played by French ([[OohMeAccentsSlipping you can hear it]]) of Tunisian descent Sami Bouajila, and even though he is Palestinian, Haddad suggests to deport him to Tunis.
* LifeImitatesArt: Three years after the movie came out, the U.S. suffered its worst terrorist attack in its history, with many parallels to the film.
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