You Don't Mess with the Zohan | 2008

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

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Main Plot

An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.


  • Adam Sandler's character in You Don't Mess with the Zohan is an Israeli commando turned hairstylist seeking a new life in America.
  • John Turturro's character plays Zohan's rival, a Palestinian terrorist named The Phantom, who becomes an ally later on.
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui plays Dalia, a Palestinian hair salon owner who becomes involved in a romantic relationship with Zohan.


In the ending of "You Don't Mess with the Zohan," Zohan's secret identity is revealed to the world, and he is accepted as a champion for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. He successfully stops the villain's destructive plan, saves his friends, and reconciles with his father. Zohan reunites with his love interest, Dalia, and they open a successful hair salon together, living happily ever after.

Dennis Dugan