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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- 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 Creator/TonyShalhoub, 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.
* LifeImitatesArt: Three years after the movie came out, 9/11 happened, with many parallels to the film.
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