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Would anyone care to hear outofplacechild's movie concept?

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    Talking Would anyone care to hear outofplacechild's movie concept?

    To commemorate my love of the 80s, and start off my screenwriting career, I am working on a movie called "Take A Chance".

    Inspiration: An Eric Clapton song of the same title. This song was on his 1986 album "August". While generally thought of as one of his worst albums, I love it because it has a tremendously 80s sound and feel.

    *Note* Celebrity names mentioned are my dream castmembers for the movie. All the cast members will have 80s hairstyles and fashions. I'm going for the whole package. Since I love every facet of 80s fashion, you'll find it in this movie. Madonna-wananbes, legwarmers, flattops, mullets, Jersey-Girl/Brooklyn-Girl/Valley-Girl/80s heavy-metal/teased/tritoned/shaved/punk hair (for various characters), shoulder pads, checkered suits, Duran Duran, bangles, belts, bracelets, berets, breakdance outfits, Adidas, and many other cool 80s fashions and hairstyles will be used in this movie.

    Plot: This movie starts out in Brooklyn, about a few years from now. A group of citizens are having bad lives. First, we have Rick and Sara Thompson (Tim Meadows and Linda Hamilton). The romance has seeped out of their marraige, with him drinking root beer and watching old baseball games, while she goes to bed alone. Next, there's Toni Manstein (Marisa Tomei), an abused and emotionally-scarred woman, thanks to her foulmouthed psycho boyfriend Vinny (James Gandolfini). Longing to be her boyfriend, but only seeing her from afar, is widower Walter Lewis (John Goodman), a man in the throes of depression because of the loss of his wife. His son, an office worker also named Walter (played by Steven Burns), tries to console his Pop, but to no avail. At least the Walters are better off than comedian Barry Duke (Eddie Murphy), a semi-clean comedian with mediocre jokes and many jeers from the audience. He's fired after a particularly bad night by his racist manager Nikki Fulton (Helen Slater). Barry, now wanted dead by Nikki, survives a stoning and runs away hoping for a better life. We now come to Bobby Nickels (Jon Stewart), a man who once wanted to join the mob, but now has second thoughts. This pisses off head mobster Johnny Bluebird (Colin Quinn), who attempts to kill Bobby in a fit of disappointment. Bobby escapes with his life and a price on his head. Witnessing this are two expatriate Valley Girls, who still dress like they did in 1983. Tiffani (Cheri Oteri) and Kimberly (Kristy Swanson) Vanderport are rather intelligent, but still thought of as stupid because their sentences are filled with "likes" and "Ohmigods". They so desperately want to prove themselves, but constantly have trouble with doing so. Finally (for this set of characters, at least), we have Amber McDown (Drea De Matteo), a Jersey-Girl college student-9 years running with big hair, a variety of push-up bras, and summery clothing that she wears even in the Winter (this movie takes place during the holiday season). Despite dressing like a sexpot, she's constantly fighting off jokes and double-entendres from 2 fellow students (Jimmy Fallon and Jim Breuer).

    ---End of first part---

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    "If you don't give up and don't give in, you may just be okay"-Mike And The Mechanics

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    Part two of the concept: Our first 10 heroes come across a late-night movie while channel-surfing in their various homes/shelters. The movie-within-a-movie is about a secret agent couple named Rich and Deborah Davis (Dana Carvey and Melanie Griffith). It's a rather simplistic film (R&D relax on a beach, see anthrax-toting thugs coming onto the sand, kill off thugs while in their bathing suits, meet a master villain [played in a cameo by Steve Martin], kick him into a pit of acid, tell a few corny jokes, say that they love each other), but this is important enough to send our crew into dreams of a better future. The 10 principal characters decide to become secret agents. Some decide willingly (The Walters, Bobby, Barry), while others are a little apprehensive (Toni, Amber). Once the decisions are made, then houses are sold or abandoned, items are packed, phone numbers deleted, cars gassed up, and lives pondered. Our heroes, driving away, take a final look at a city that treated them like crap, and then walk into LaGuardia Airport (a little removed from Brooklyn, but all the more good to leave their pasts behind). They meet for the first time on the ticket line, surprised to find out that they all made the same decision. After gathering up some sodas and newspapers (Note: the heroes refuse to drink alcohol. I don't drink, either, and I refuse to have my characters, heroes or villains, drink alcohol. Further exposition on this tangent later), they sit at gate 14 to discuss their situations. As they get called to board their private plane (Private plane? I'll explain later), an unusual gentleman walks to his own gate. He is an older British fellow, with a ghettoblaster that blares old-school rap and funk, and a tendency to dress in Adidas sneakers and jogging suits. This is British dignitary Alec Kingsman (John Cleese), a foul-mouthed ersatz hip-hopper on a goodwill mission to Australia. Our heroes and our dignitary board their respective planes, little knowing that their paths will cross in an unusual way. On their private plane, our Brooklynite Dream Team are amazed at the luxuries befitted them. Rick, listening to a pair of earphones, comes across the Culture Club song "Time (Clock Of The Heart)", and with Sara tuning in also, this song sets the stage for a flashback to happier times...namely, Rick and Sara's wedding (The Minister is played by Kool Moe Dee). Back in the present, our heroes detour to California to pick up two more passengers-Actors T.J McAfee and Lisa McKimson, better known as...Rich and Deborah Davis. T.J is a quiet fellow, while Lisa is a stuck-up, egotistical, helium-voiced foulmouth dressed in skimpy shorts and a trashy-looking mesh bra. While both are on the plane to travel to their destination for research on their next movie, Lisa is less than happy to be there, yelling at everybody and being a hot-tempered diva. Cutting back to Brooklyn, Gina is settling in with a soda for an afternoon viewing of the movie "Dirty Dancing", when Vinny busts down the door with a lead pipe in one hand and a .45 in the other. Champing at the bit to know Toni's whereabouts, he sticks the gun in Gina's mouth, chipping her front tooth and threatening to blow her brains out. Gina concedes Toni's whereabouts, and is dragged out of her apartment at gunpoint. Vinny flags down a bus, shoots the driver, and pilots the vehicle on a deadly course to Florida, which is where our heroes land. Getting off near Fort Lauderdale, our heroes are excited to be closer to their dream. We can't say the same for their pilots, Laura Motoli and Jet Adams (Alyssa Milano and Gregory Hines). Eager to become secret agents, they've been turned down over 15 times. After talking about their conditions, they exit the plane to follow our heroes and try becoming secret agents again. In gag cameos, we see the Coreys (Feldman and Haim) take over controls and talk about the hard times their careers have fallen on. After exiting the bus, our heroes disembark in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. To the tune of "It's A Miracle" by Culture Club, they take in the sights while searching for F.L.E.A.S (Fort Lauderdale Elite Academy of Spying). They buy gag T-shirts, have some ice cream sundaes, and enter a clothing store. They buy hairspray and bracelets, but have to deal with a snotty owner named Louis T (Boy George). Exiting the store with slight anger but great hope, they find the pet store that is the cover for F.L.E.A.S. After the Senior Walter yells out the password ("Octopussy"), a woman comes to escort them through a long dark corridor. They finally enter the F.L.E.A.S compound, a shiny, futuristic, lit-up palace where our heroes will begin their training. The woman is revealed to be "Spy Trainer" Thomasina Saxon (Tina Fey), who brings them into an ersatz classroom for an introduction and Q&A. Their training begins immediately, but that's just the new beginning to their adventure, where they'll be put to the test and their lives will truly be changed.

    ---End of Part 2---Part 3 to come soon---

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    Oh damn, it's so long and I don't have time to read it.. Keep it going! I will get to it...

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