The Princess and the Marine


2h 2001

Brief Synopsis

Television movie based on the true story of Meriam Al-Khalifa, a princess from Bahrain, who snuck into the United States illegally after eloping with Jason Johnson, a U.S. Marine, against her family's wishes.On November 1, 1999, 19-year-old Meriam Al-Khalifa, a member of the Bahraini royal family, s

Film Details

Also Known As
Princess and the Marine
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Aloe Entertainment; Encore Hollywood; NBC Entertainment; Panavision, Ltd.
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Palm Springs, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Television movie based on the true story of Meriam Al-Khalifa, a princess from Bahrain, who snuck into the United States illegally after eloping with Jason Johnson, a U.S. Marine, against her family's wishes.On November 1, 1999, 19-year-old Meriam Al-Khalifa, a member of the Bahraini royal family, sneaked out of her family's mansion to meet her beloved -- 25-year-old U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Jason Johnson. Johnson gave her a forged military I.D. and fake orders along with baggy men's clothing. She hid her long, dark hair under a New York Yankee baseball cap and together the couple boarded a commercial flight to the United States. The lovers, who had met nearly a year before at a Bahrain shopping mall and had exchanged hundreds of love letters and one kiss during their courtship, got as far as Chicago -- where Al-Khalifa was taken into custody and forced to spend three days in jail. She was released after announcing her intention to seek asylum, and the couple quickly eloped to Las Vegas. For helping Al-Khalifa enter the country falsely, Johnson was court-martialed and demoted.

Crew

Rick Alexander

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Mary L Aloe

Executive Producer

Steven Berg

Assistant

Maxine Bergen

Script Supervisor

Beau Biggart

Adr Mixer

Sam Black

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Cathryn Boxberger

Publicity

Helen Butler

Costume Designer

Frank Ceglia

Special Effects Coordinator

Brent Clark

Assistant Director

Tom Colbert

Executive Producer

Rick Davidson

Steadicam Operator

Ayo Davis

Casting Associate

Kristin Dewey

Location Manager

Terence A. Donnelly

Unit Production Manager

Robert J. Ferrara

Gaffer

Preston Fischer

Producer

Leigh French

Voice Casting

Diane Friedman

Location Manager

Kelly Garrett

Assistant

Kent Genzlinger

Assistant Director

Stephanie Germain

Executive Producer

Michael Graham

Post-Production Sound

Heidi Grotsky

Makeup Artist

Shannon Halwes

Music Editor

Geno Hart

Transportation Coordinator

Terry James

Stunt Coordinator

Kristi Johns

Adr Editor

Laura Karpman

Music

Ronni Kern

Co-Producer

Ronni Kern

Screenwriter

Marjorie Leder

Production Accountant

Amie Frances Mccarthy-winn

Property Master

Chava Monjaraz

Key Grip

Maxine Morris

Hair Stylist

Gerry O'malley

Steadicam Operator

Edward J Pei

Director Of Photography

Aaron Pelman

Assistant

Sabrina Plisco

Editor

Lex Rawlins

Assistant Camera Operator

Phil Robinson

Assistant Director

Kenneth B Ross

Sound Mixer

Rita Salazar

Costume Supervisor

Rita Salazar-ashford

Costume Supervisor

Jennifer Schmitz

Publicity

Curtis A Schnell

Production Designer

Michel Shehadeh

Technical Advisor

Shirley Starks

Set Decorator

Haley Sweet

Production Coordinator

Chris Tufty

Camera Operator

Tom Tutnbull

Visual Effects

Deborah Edell Underwood

Associate Producer

Alun Vick

Construction Coordinator

Daniel J Vivanco

Art Director

Scott Paul Warren

Boom Operator

Dana B Wilson

Assistant Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Princess and the Marine
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Aloe Entertainment; Encore Hollywood; NBC Entertainment; Panavision, Ltd.
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Palm Springs, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States February 18, 2001

Began shooting November 30, 2000.