Death Lotto


Dwayne Johnson as John Terry

John Malkovich as Damien Hatcher

John Cena as Sgt. Jake Bennett

Kerry Washington as Sheila Terry

Seth Green as Charlie Nelson

Estimated Budget: $75,000,000

Estimated Box Office: $140,000,000 Domestic, $90,000,000 International

Plot Synopsis:

John Terry (Dwayne Johnson) is an ex-marine who has fallen on hard times.

For years, John was committed to serving his country at the cost of everything else: His family, his friends, his own life. Due to recent budget cuts, John was decommissioned from service and now works as a security guard at a local bank. It’s a low-stakes job but the only one John trusts himself to hold as he suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress-induced rage blackouts brought about by years of life in the marines.

Perhaps the biggest cost of John’s dedication to his career was his family: After missing countless birthdays, anniversaries, pageants, and family activities of all varieties due to hunting terrorists across the globe, John’s wife Sheila (Kerry Washington) had enough and left him. One week ago she moved across the country, taking their 6 year old daughter Paige, the apple of John’s eye, with her.

Now John spends his days at the bank and his nights at the local dive bar drinking and talking with the friendly bartender. Almost nightly John is hit on by local women but he always refuses in the hopes of one day reconciling with his wife. John’s plan is to save up money and move across country to show his wife that he’s ready to start putting their family first. The only frivolous expense John allows himself is his weekly lottery ticket…

One Friday, John is sitting at his usual spot at the dive bar, watching the lottery numbers come in with the bartender: Their weekly tradition. As the numbered ping-pong balls begin to collect in the chute, John slowly realizes something: These are HIS numbers. He has won the lottery. $500 a week, every week, for the rest of his life…He doesn’t have to slave away for years anymore: His new life can begin NOW…

On the televised ceremony the next morning, John collects his check from the CEO of the Lottery, Damien Hatcher (John Malkovich). In all the jubilation, John can’t help but notice a slightly sinister look in Hatcher’s eye as he hands the over-sized check to John…When the microphone is put in front of John’s mouth he excitedly tells the camera (and all those watching) that he’s heading across country to celebrate his daughter’s birthday with her next week. “I’m coming home, honey!” This is John’s last chance. If he disappoints his family again, there will be no hope of being a part of their life.

The following day John buys a new car to make the drive across country. However, as the salesman who was sitting in the driver’s seat showing John all the features begins to exit the car and hand the keys to John, the vehicle EXPLODES. John is blown back 20 feet. The salesman is now a million pieces of dust. Suddenly, 5 heavily-armored men pull out of a van and begin shooting at John. This is all John needs to snap into one of his rage blackouts. He PUMMELS the 5 men using only his bare hands. They never stood a chance. Once he drops the last shooter, he sees that the man was carrying an Official Lotto ID badge in his pocket…John, it appears, is being hunted.

John Terry is now on the run. The only money he has are the $500 payments that are directly deposited to his bank account at the beginning of each week. It’s not much, but if he can keep himself alive, his funds will continue to grow.

The first place John goes is to his old marine buddy’s secret apartment. Charlie Nelson (Seth Green) was the marines’ tech expert before he was expelled for downloading pornography on government computers. Now he spends his days hacking into the mainframe of fortune 500 companies and selling their information on the digital black market. Charlie is a goofy, hyper, nerdy guy but there’s no one more dangerous with a computer. As John stands over his shoulder, Charlie uses their only clue (the Lotto Id Badge) to hack into the Lotto’s system.

He discovers that a hit has been placed on John Terry’s life so that the Lotto doesn’t have to pay him his money every week.

As this information flashes across the screen, John get’s a call on his cell phone. It’s Lotto CEO Damien Hatcher. Damien tells John they have his family hostage. They’re holding them at the Lotto Headquarters. John must give up or his family will be killed. To make it easy for John, Hatcher tells him he has sent a team of mercenaries led by John’s former best friend in the marines, Jake Bennett (John Cena) to kill him. Simply let the mercenaries do their job and take him out, and John’s family will be released unharmed…

John slams his phone down in anger. He’s let life beat him down for too long. Now he’s going to fight back. John Terry is going to travel across the country while being hunted by mercenaries who know him better than anyone else, and infiltrate the Lotto Compound. He’s going to get his family back. And he’s going to kill Damien Hatcher.

Death Lotto is an explosive and violent action movie that takes a look at what a man is capable of when he decides to take control of his life and fight back against those who want to hold him down. As John Terry uses his marine skills to form a one man army, ass-kicking his way across the nation to his final destination, he’ll be challenged to vanquish not only his enemies and former friends but his own inner demons as well. Death Lotto is a story of a man on a mission that will have you feeling like you won the action movie lottery!

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The Man Who Wouldn’t Stop Painting Butts

The Man Who Wouldn’t Stop Painting Butts


Willem Dafoe as Delancey Fraser

Helen Mirren as Isabelle Giacomo

Topher Grace as Anthony

Zendaya as Artemis

Stanley Tucci as Bruno Ertz

Jennifer Lopez as Herself

Colin Quinn as Himself


Jim Carrey as Ace Ventura

Estimated Budget: $12,000,000

Estimated Box Office: $19,500,00

Plot Synopsis:

In the 1990s, Delancey Fraser (Willem Dafoe) took the art world by storm. His provocative, timely work held a mirror up to society and asked a simple question: “Who are we?” An enigmatic, possibly genius painter who grew up sleeping on the streets of New York City, Fraser was discovered by the famous art agent, Isabelle Giacomo (Helen Mirren), when he was caught graffiti-ing his work onto the side of Isabelle’s apartment building. From there, his debut exhibition, “Life In Passing (Gas)”, held in the lower east side of Manhattan, was called a “gritty masterpiece” that “re-imagined life not as we live it, but how we wish it to be.” A series of triumphant art showcases followed through the rest of the 90s. Fraser, accompanied by his lowly assistant, Anthony (Topher Grace), was a singular presence at these events – often standing in the corner of the room for hours avoiding any interaction with the hype-driven art world that so badly wanted to make him their next cause celebre.

Also, all of Delancey Fraser’s paintings were of butts. Round, plump, juicy human butts.

Asked why he painted only butts, Fraser would simply reply, “Why not butts? Seem as good a thing as any to paint.”

1999 was the peak of Fraser’s career, highlighted by what many considered to be his ultimate masterpiece: The art exhibition titled “Famous Butt Alone”. This collection of works displayed Fraser’s depictions of famous butts, from Jennifer Lopez, to Shakira, to Dennis Franz’s butt scene in NYPD Blue. Often, the subjects of the paintings flew across the world at their own expense to pose for these paintings. (J Lo did, Franz did not).

“Famous Butt Alone” was a global breakthrough, sending shockwaves not only through the art world but the entire entertainment landscape. It was impossible to walk the streets of NYC without seeing someone in a t-shirt featuring one of Fraser’s celeb paintings. The artist was asked, and shockingly accepted, an invitation to appear on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update alongside Colin Quinn (in a sketch that drew few laughs). There were talks of a Broadway play depicting Delancey Fraser’s life story, from living on the streets to toast of the artistic universe. In short, the butt painter had gone commercial.

Twenty-two years later, it was all gone. In the two decades that followed Fraser’s global domination, the world waited to see what the artist would do next. Where he would take his talents. How we would evolve as a seeker of truth.

But Delancey Fraser just kept on painting butts. From 2000-2020, Fraser never stopped painting those thick, luscious butts that he loved so much. But the world eventually stopped caring. The art world moved on in search of its next hero.

Eventually, they found it. In 2019, Fraser’s former assistant, Anthony, debuted his first ever collection, titled “The world at bREaST.” It was a series of paintings featuring women’s’ boobs. Like his mentor three decades before, Anthony exploded into the top of the New York art scene. At first, Anthony extended an olive branch to Fraser, asking to team up on a two artist showcase that would re-introduce Fraser to the world. But Fraser brushed off the idea, saying, “Butts, I get. Boobs. I don’t.” Anthony grew bitter over the rejection.

Also, Delancey Fraser developed a terrible heroin habit. He was absolutely addicted to smack. Which didn’t help anything.

Down on his luck, but insistent on his belief that the only thing he needed to paint were butts, the once king of the art world was back on the streets, using the blood of dead rats as paint to cover the sides of NYC buildings with his art.

At his lowest point, Fraser meets another street artist who could not be less like himself. Her name is Artemis (Zendaya) and unlike Fraser, with his singular focus on butts, she never paints the same thing twice. Also unlike the privileged artists that Fraser once counted himself among, Artemis paints only for the joy of it, using any materials she finds on the street as her paint and any blank surface she comes across as her canvas.

Could meeting Artemis be the spark that Delancey Fraser needs to re-establish himself in the art world? Does Artemis show Fraser a flyer revealing that the Guggenheim is holding its annual modern art competition in two months and that every artist with a brush will be entering (including Anthony with his newest series, “Boob Two-b” (a commentary on nudity on television))? Does Artemis help Delancey kick his heroin habit and begin painting butts in a way he never has before by focusing on what’s REAL (meaning everyday people on the street, not celebrities)?

The answer to all these questions, and more, is a resounding: Yes.

“The Man Who Wouldn’t Stop Painting Butts” is a triumphant character study of art’s place in society and man’s responsibility to himself. The story of Delancey Fraser is the story of us all: The highs, the lows, the butts, the heroin. An examination of the soul of an artist and what it means to be alive in a dark, uncaring universe, “The Man Who Wouldn’t Stop Painting Butts” is a film that will keep your REAR in the seat, long after its run time has ended.

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The Fart

The Fart


Jake Gyllenhaal as Senator Bailey Atwater

Melissa Fumero as Congresswoman Jasmine Lopez Diaz

Laura Linney as President Maxine Wareheim

Jeremy Strong as Jeremy Sussbaum

Rainn Wilson as Nate Silver

Kyle Chandler as Sean Hannity

Neil Patrick Harris as Anderson Cooper

and Kid Rock as Himself

Estimated Budget: $86,000,000

Estimated Box Office: $210,000,000 (Domestic), $45,000,000 (International)

Plot Synopsis:

Bailey Atwater (Jake Gyllenhaal) was the future of the Republican party.

With the natural good looks of a born leader and the ability to dismantle his political opponents with obscure data points and an endless stream of analogies (“raising the minimum wage is like giving everyone a participation ribbon… If everyone wins, what’s the incentive to even compete?”), the first term Senator from Missouri was (not so secretly) considered the GOP’s best hope for taking back the White House from the liberal (female) President, Maxine Wareheim (Laura Linney).

Days away from announcing his formal candidacy for the presidency, Atwater was due to face off against the rising Democratic communist Congresswoman, Jasmine Lopez Diaz (Melissa Fumero) (known as “JLD” to her supporters) in a nationally televised debate over gun rights. In the debate, hosted by Anderson Cooper (Neil Patrick Harris), Atwater quickly goes on the attack, pulling out data points (“65% of Americans said they don’t feel safe in their own homes!”), reminders of the constitution (“There’s a little thing called the 2nd amendment. It may not mean much to my opponent but I go to sleep every night reading it!”), and analogy after analogy (“Would my opponent take away those vaccines she keeps forcing down America’s veins? No? Then why would she want to take our guns, which also protect us from harm!”). The effect is devastating and inarguable: Bailey Atwater walks away with the debate victory over a severely chastened JLD.

Riding high after the debate, Atwater’s campaign manager, Jeremy Sussbaum (Jeremy Strong) tells the candidate that he’s currently holding an eight-point lead over President Wareheim in the new presidential election poll published by Nate Silver (Rainn Wilson). Sussbaum has set up a press conference for the following day so that Atwater can finally announce that he is running for President. All Atwater has left to do that night is film a post-debate “victory lap” interview on Fox News.

Standing in his debate dressing room, Baily Atwater is mic’d up and ready to go for his interview with Sean Hannity (Kyle Chandler). The broadcast goes live. All is well. Hannity pitches softball after softball, which Atwater handles with charming humor and ease. As the two men continue the interview, we fade out…

The next morning, Atwater awakes to 57 messages on his phone. He quickly logs on to Twitter to see what breaking news he apparently missed. On Twitter, Atwater quickly scrolls through and sees the #1 trending topic in the world: #AtwaterFarted.

Atwater’s phone rings. It’s Sussbaum. Atwater answers and hears panic in his campaign manager’s voice: “Did you do it!?”. “Do What?”, a confused Atwater asks. “DID YOU RIP A BEEF ON LIVE TV DURING YOUR HANNITY INTERVIEW!”.

Atwater is stunned. He watches the replay of last night’s interview and sure enough, at the 3:22 mark there is the unmistakable sound of a loud, wet fart. And the entire world is now convinced that it was Atwater who did it. Presidential candidacies have been ended for less…

Atwater quickly types out a tweet, meant to show a sense of humor over the situation: “Woke up to find out I’m the big topic of conversation. Not sure what that sound was but rest assured, I did not fart. Now I’m off to have breakfast… I think I’ll lay off the beans just to be safe.”

But the tweet doesn’t derail the oncoming train. Soon, internet sleuths are creating zapruder-film analyses of the interview to determine if it was Atwater’s gas pass or not. Discussion rages everywhere, from Reddit to Twitter to Facebook. What was supposed to be a day of triumph for Atwater quickly becomes a quagmire of farts.

Sussbaum tells Atwater he must take more action and quickly arranges for an interview with Anderson Cooper. On air, Cooper offers up a juicy lob and Atwater handles it well: “It wasn’t me Anderson. You can ask any of my friends, I never deny it when I supply it.” Mid-interview, with things going well, Atwater and his team begin to believe the whole fart-gate may blow over. But then, Anderson tells Senator Atwater that there is some BREAKING NEWS they need to cut away to…  Every channel in the nation cuts to Congresswoman Diaz who stands stoically in front of a lectern.:

JLD proceeds to tell the entire world that she has DEFINTIIVE PROOF the fart was actually produced by Bailey Atwater. She goes on to state that the evidence will be released the moment Atwater declares his candidacy for the presidency. JLD ends her speech with a line soon to be repeated throughout America: “It was him and he lied about it. And if he lied about a fart, what else is he lying about? The fart is the heart… of the matter” 

Sussbaum pulls Atwater aside. “I need you to be honest with me right now. Was the fart you?” Atwater once again denies it, but for the first time, the response feels less than fully transparent. Sussbaum walks away concerned.

“The Fart” as it comes to be called, is soon a national scandal threatening to derail not only Atwater’s presidential hopes, but his career in politics.

As Atwater fights constant attacks from JLD, more and more secrets from his past emerge, until Americans everywhere are asking one question: Can we really trust this guy? Soon, Atwater’s political life comes down to a second question: Can he prove the fart wasn’t him? … But increasingly his supporters are asking a third question: “What if it was?”

The Fart is a political thriller that will have you guessing until the very end as Bailey Atwater goes from Golden Boy to Possibly Unreliable Narrator. As the stakes continue to rise and accusations are lobbed from every direction, audiences will be glued to their seats wondering: ‘Did he fart? And does it even matter?’ The Fart is a movie idea that exposes the rotten heart at the center of our national political apparatus, examining how the truth is whatever people believe it is. So, take a WHIFF of The Fart, a cinematic examination of the times we live in and the national scars that still need to heal.

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Doug Glass: Hockey Dad of Death

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Doug Glass: Hockey Dad of Death


Keanu Reeves as Doug “The Butcher” Glass

Michael Shannon as Canadian Mafia Boss Garth Davis

Jack Huston as Mafia Lieutenant Giles Degiles

Rick Yune as Jimmy Tan

Carla Gugino as Mergen Glass

Jaeden Martell as Charlie Glass

Morgan Freeman as “The Goalkeeper”

Sandra Bullock as The Maple Leaf Lady

Estimated Budget: $145,000,000

Estimated Box Office: $730,500,000 (Domestic), $300,000,000 (International)

Plot Synopsis:

Doug Glass (Keanu Reeves) wasn’t the greatest Canadian Minor League Hockey player ever, but he was the most feared.

During a twenty-year career in the Canadian Hockey Minor Leagues, Glass was the most ruthless on-the-ice enforcer in the same. Known for his punishing cross-checks, Doug Glass spent decades on various rosters to perform one job: Knocking guys out cold. Known for his icy-calm demeanor that could flip in an instance, Doug Glass achieved one of the most remarkable records in Canadian sports history: He retired with a 107-0 record in hockey fights, none of which he initiated. All the more impressive was the fact that minor league hockey was only a part time job for Doug. He spent his daylight hours carving up meat in the local butcher shop, wielding the sharp metal knives with the same dexterity that he handled a hockey stick… Because of this, he was known around the league by the nickname, “The Butcher”.

There were many around the league who said Glass’ on ice performance was only possible because of his fatalistic attitude: Doug, a natural loner, had nothing real to live for and thus didn’t really care about any potential damage his body might suffer. But one night, that all changed… That night, during a run-of-the-mill regular season game, a woman sat in the stands watching Doug’s Toronto Toughnecks take on the Saskatchewan Engines. Her name was Mergen (Carla Gugino). And she soon became the love of Doug Glass’ life.

Walking out of the stadium that night, Doug and Mergen come across each other for the first time. Their mutual attraction obvious, Doug shyly asks Mergen if she wants to go to Tim Horton’s for a coffee. She says yes. They stay up until sunrise, talking. About life. About love. About everything under the sun. Except hockey.

The next morning, Doug Glass retires from the Canadian Hockey Minor Leagues. He never plays another period.

For ten years, Doug and Mergen live a dream life. They marry. Have a son named Charlie (Jaeden Martell). Doug spends his days in the butcher shop, chopping up meat with his sharp knives. Olivia is a schoolteacher who teaches ugly children how to read…

Now age 10, Charlie has shown an aptitude for the ice that outpaces even his father’s. Many scouts say, with some luck, the boy has the talent to make it all the way to the NHL… Filled with pride, Doug Glass attends every single one of Charlie’s hockey games, sitting calmly in the stands, cheering on his boy without ever raising his voice.

Charlie is soon invited to play with Toronto’s premier Under 12 (U12) Boys hockey team: The Toronto Skulls. This is the big leagues. Charlie will be playing against the best U12 boys hockey players in the world’s most hockey-crazy country. This includes monthly matchups against the class of the U12 league: The Hamilton Flyers. The Flyers have a history of sending a remarkable 40% of their players to the NHL.

But the Hamilton Flyers have a dark secret, unknown to nearly every Canadian hockey fan: The Flyers entire organization is run by the Canadian Mafia, known informally as the Maple Boys. The Maple Boys are the reason nearly half of Flyers players went to the NHL: If you’re a young boy with promising hockey talent, these Canadian Mobsters will ensure you join their team. Their recruitment strategy begins with gifts to players. If this proves unsuccessful, they move on to intimidation. If a player continues resisting the team, their family members start suffering “unfortunate” accidents. After that, few refuse to join. Once these boys reach the NHL, they are then expected to pay a portion of their annual salary to the mafia that got them there. It’s a vicious process.

The U12 hockey season kicks off and Charlie Glass quickly becomes the league’s brightest star, with Doug Glass cheering in the stands at every game. In the team’s 11th game of the season, against the Hamilton Flyers, Charlie scores a hat trick and leads his boys to an easy victory. Walking out to the car that night, Doug and Charlie are first contacted by a member of the Maple Boys named Jimmy Tan (Rick Yune). Jimmy offers Charlie a pair of new skates and tells him he’d be a natural on the Flyers roster. Doug Glass lets Jimmy Tan know that Charlie is happy where he’s at. Doug refuses to let his son accept the skates as a gift.

The season progresses and Charlie continues to dominate, leading the Skulls all the way to the league championship game. Throughout the year, Jimmy Tan and other members of the Maple Boys continue to try and recruit Charlie to come play for the Hamilton Flyers. Finally, the night before the big game, Jimmy begins threatening Doug and his family, saying that if he doesn’t let his son play for the Flyers, bad things will happen. Doug Glass has had enough. A decade’s worth of bottled rage bubbles up and he beats the living shit out of Jimmy Tan, almost killing the mobster. He only stops the beat down because Charlie begs him to.

The next day, Charlie leads the Toronto Skulls to the championship over the Hamilton Flyers.

The morning after the championship, the Glass family’s glorious breakfast is interrupted when Doug gets a call letting him know the Butcher Shop is on fire. He rushes to the scene to see the shop completely up in flames, burning to ashes. Doug spends a long day, trying to put out the fire before it reaches other buildings.

In the evening, an exhausted Doug Glass returns home to an eerily quiet house, knowing the only cure for what ails him is his family. He calls for his wife and son but receives no response. He searches the house. Upstairs. The living room. Then, the basement…

And in the basement he finds his wife and his son, murdered. The life choked out of them by hockey sticks held to their windpipes. Doug collapses in grief. He holds his wife and son in his arms, while he wails into the night… And then he notices a patch haphazardly sewed to the hockey jersey his son was wearing at the time of his death. It’s the patch of the Hamilton Flyers.

Doug now understands. This was a revenge killing, carried about by the Canadian Mafia.

After almost fifteen years since hanging up his skates, Doug Glass is now ready to unleash his inner rage the way it’s never been unleashed before.

Doug goes out to the shed behind his house where he has stored a thousand of his sharpest, most deadly butcher knives.

He takes a shovel and digs a deep hole in his backyard until Doug finds what he’s looking for: His Toronto Toughnecks jersey from the night he met his wife, buried deep into the dirt. He puts the jersey on and straps the knives to his belt.

The Butcher is ready to carve…

Out for vengeance, out for blood, out for every last member of the Maple Boys, Doug Glass is ready to take his enforcing skills to a new level. After decades of pent up aggression, and now even more pissed off because the Canadian Mafia killed his family, Doug “The Butcher” Glass sets out to take down the entire mob, one man at a time. His violent journey will take him to hockey rinks around Canada where the Maple Boys are waiting to take down the man who kept them from the boy who could have made them millions… But what the Maple Boys don’t know is that when it comes to death matches featuring butcher knives, nothing can break Glass!

Doug Glass: Hockey Dad of Death is a nonstop parade of violent revenge that will have you on the edge of your seat, wondering how many more ways a Canadian mobster can be killed with an ice skate. From hockey pucks slammed into adam’s apples to hockey sticks jammed in eye sockets, Doug Glass will wow you with the sheer variety of kills on the screen and the sheer volume of blood spilled on the ice. So skate on over to your local theater, because Doug Glass: Hockey Dad of Death is one movie idea that’s sure to score all the goals!

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Welcome to Double Dare!

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Welcome to Double Dare!


Christian Bale as Marc Summers

Ben Mendelsohn as Journalist Michael Crinpin

Ginnifer Goodwin as Louise Crinpin

David Krumholtz as Gersh

Jane Kaczmarek as President of Nickleodeon, Geraldine Laybourne

Catherine Keener as Tipper Gore

Linda Ellerbee as Herself (using de-aging technology)

Melissa Joan Hart as Herself (using de-aging technology)

Keenan and Kel as Themselves (using de-aging technology)

Kirk Bailey as Kevin ‘Ug’ Lee from ‘Salute Your Shorts’ (using de-aging technology)

Michael Ray Bower as Donkey Lips from ‘Salute Your Shorts’ (using de-aging technology)

Estimated Budget: $78,000,000

Estimated Box Office: $326,000,000 (Domestic), $75,500,000 (International)

Plot Synopsis:

The year is 1990.

Journalist Michael Crinpin (Ben Mendhelson) is bored and cynical about a life he feels is going nowhere. Michael, who once dreamed of writing cover stories for Time Magazine, has found himself in a comfortable but unsatisfying niche writing personal interest stories for Reader’s Digest. Michael’s wife, Louise (Ginnifer Goodwin) wishes he could just be happy with their life instead of being so beaten down all the time. Louise wants a baby to bring joy into their family, but Michael says what’s the point: The baby would just grow up to be yet another unhappy adult. Bleak stuff.

One day, Michael’s boss assigns him to write a story on the new children’s television phenomenon Double Dare, airing on the fledgling Nickelodeon network. Michael assumes this will be another lame story that will be immediately be forgotten by its few readers. But Michael’s oxycontin addiction won’t pay for itself, so he sets off for Orlando, Florida.

Michael arrives at Nickelodeon studios to watch a taping of Double Dare. He wanders around backstage before the show. He pops an Oxy to take the edge off. Eventually, Michael sees a 6-year-old girl, crying by herself backstage. With the oxy starting to blanket Michael in that warm, wonderful comfort, he isn’t sure what to do – but suddenly, two doors open, unleashing a blinding, beautiful white light. Out from the light, walks a man.

The man, in his early 40s – wearing a suit that should be out of place in the wacky Nickelodeon studio but somehow fits right in – approaches the crying girl, smiling beatifically. He asks her what’s wrong. The girl tells the man she’s nervous to go on TV. The man assures her there’s nothing to worry about. In fact, it’s actually quite fun. “Here”, the man says. “Let me show you.” The man then walks over to a giant chain hanging from the ceiling and yanks it. From above, an enormous amount of green slime pours down – and for a just a moment, before the green goo makes contact with the man, we see the slime form a perfect halo over his head, as if he were some sort of fun angel. The girl laughs in delight as the slime covers the man and runs off to prepare for filming, full of newfound confidence. “See, I told you”, the man yells after her.

Wiping slime from his face, the man turns to Michael, noticing him for the first time. “Hello, there. I’m Marc Summers.”

In the hour before the show, Michael begins interviewing Marc Summers (Christian Bale),the  exuberant host of Double Dare. Marc is full of genuine, yet simple wisdom (“When I’m up there, watching a family try to make a giant spaghetti out of pool noodles, meatballs the size of basketballs, and a kiddie pool full of marinara sauce, I understand something true. The activity may be outrageous, but the family togetherness? That’s very, real.”) that begins to break through the hard, cynical shell Michael has around himself at all times. (In one exchange, Michael asks why the show has been so successful, to which Marc replies, “The world is a scary place. Full of things kids don’t understand. Heck, things that most adults don’t understand. But here at Double Dare, we celebrate the chaos. We give children a chance to look into the yawning abyss and scream, ‘I do not fear you!’ And that, that is why they watch.”).

After the episode taping, Michael sits with Marc in his dressing room as he signs countless bottles of green slime for sick children. Eventually, Double Dare producer Gersh (David Krumholtz) bursts through the door and tells Marc there is urgent news. Tipper Gore, wife of Vice President Al Gore, fresh off her campaign to police vulgarity in music, has turned her sights to Nickelodeon. Tipper is now lobbying congress to cut off funding to the network, due to its “deviant” effect on the nation’s children. The entire network, Double Dare included, is in danger of being shut down.

Well now, Michael thinks cynically, this hum drum story just got a lot more interesting…

Michael sits in as Nickelodeon’s top brain trust assembles to discuss how to handle Tipper Gore’s crusade. In the meeting are Marc Summers, Nick News host Linda Ellerbee, Ug and Donkey Lips from Salute Your Shorts, Melissa Joan Hart, the woman who voices Tommy Pickles on Rugrats, and All That stars, Keenan and Kel. (All actors will be played by themselves using digital de-aging technology). The group knows it must mount a public response to Tipper Gore and her cronies in order to save the network. But who to deliver the message? Who to eloquently extol the virtues of not only a television channel, but of an entire generation? Who to summarize what life can mean when humanity is reaching for heights previously unreached?

Every eye in the room turns to Marc Summers.

One week later, Michael is sitting directly behind Marc Summers as he prepares to address the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications. Tipper Gore sits at the head of the committee, looking evilly down at Marc. Everything is on the line.

Marc Summers begins speaking. He speaks about children. And television. About green slime and silly games. He speaks about cartoon Australian dingoes and football-headed 4th-graders. He speaks about Ren and Stimpy. In short, Marc Summers gives a speech that reinforces what it means to be human – and to have a soul. As Marc Summers orates on Nickelodeon, and on life itself, Michael notices that many members of Congress have begun to cry, no doubt thinking about their favorite childhood television shows.

By the end of the speech, the entire Senate Subcommittee is giving Marc Summers a standing ovation while Tipper Gore futilely bangs her gavel, shouting for “order!” that will never come. And to cap it all off, Senator Robertson, the 98-year-old committee chairman from Kentucky, pulls out a bottle of slime and pours it on Tipper’s head, saying “Oh, shut up, you old bag.” Everyone loses it.

Marc Summers sits in his chair, smiling peacefully. Behind him, Michael Crinpin seems to finally have shed the cynicism and OxyContin that has dominated his life for so long. Calling his wife, Michael shouts, “Honey, how about we have that baby you always wanted!” as Louise cries happily on the other end of the line

Never have we seen such a party on Capitol Hill. As the Senators and audience continue to hug each other and cry into each other’s arms, the Camera takes it all in from above, until finally, it begins zooming down… down… down.. until zeroing in on a close-up of Marc Summers face. He smiles, a single tear drops from his eye. Cut to black.

Chyron: Based on a true story

The end.

Welcome to Double Dare is the heartwarming story of a man who dared America to become its best self. The based-on-a-true-story of Marc Summers will have audiences cheering in the aisle as that most potent of drugs, 1990’s nostalgia, fills their blood stream with all the joy they can handle. Led by a likely Oscar winning performance by Christian Bale, Welcome to Double Dare is one movie that will have you DARING to find the TRUTH about life!

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