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Old 06-28-07, 09:47 PM   #1
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Fifty Plus Film Production!!!

OK, gang...here's a sure-fire, can't miss idea that will net us millions, a make some of us famous as well.

I propose that we all cash in all of our assets, including the homes we live in, and invest in a feature length film centering around 50-plus cycling.

The ideas for a title and a synopsis are endless. I'll start the ball rolling with a pair of doozies...


Title: "The White Bike"

Synopsis: A middle aged man from Ohio spends his last dollar to buy the white bike of his childhood dreams. Penniless but proud, he sets out across the North American Continent in search of love and redemption. Very "European" in name and concept.


Title: "Snot Rocket: The Movie!!!"

Synopsis: Drawing on the current popularity of "moron stunt films," we stage an international competition for booger blasting by over-50 cyclists. There will be no drug testing. Repeat...there will be no drug testing. Anything goes, as wacky oldsters from around the globe come to the competition in hopes of glory! (Guest judges will include Raquel Welch and Angie Dickenson.)

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Will this be a movie representative of our age group, or will it be a 'talkie"?
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Title: "Puttin' The Hammer Down"

Synopsis: A retro film back to the days of "Convoy", "Rubber Duck", and "10-4, good buddy" -- a lone cyclist in full kit turns it up to 400 watts to draft behind an 18-wheeler hauling a load of GMC Denali bikes to Wal-mart. Without a CB radio, he attempts to get in the driver's mirror and motions him to "put the hammer down!"

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I propose that we all cash in all of our assets, including the homes we live in, and invest in a feature length film centering around 50-plus cycling.
I'm in. I'm sure my wife won't mind.
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The Seinfeld gang on bikes!
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A movie about nothing.
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Old 06-29-07, 02:41 AM   #9
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I'm in. I'm sure my wife won't mind.
Great! You can play the Jack Kerouac-inspired character. He's a long dead ghost-writer(?), with a weakness for lugged steel frames, whisky, and gorgeous women...
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Will this be a movie representative of our age group, or will it be a 'talkie"?
I guess we could go the Marcel Marceau route and solve that riddle by miming the whole thing. And if we all rode white bikes, it would match our white-face makeup perfectly!

(A "riding against the wind" scene could be a cinematic classic!)
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Old 06-29-07, 02:46 AM   #11
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Title: "Puttin' The Hammer Down"

Synopsis: A retro film back to the days of "Convoy", "Rubber Duck", and "10-4, good buddy" -- a lone cyclist in full kit turns it up to 400 watts to draft behind an 18-wheeler hauling a load of GMC Denali bikes to Wal-mart. Without a CB radio, he attempts to get in the driver's mirror and motions him to "put the hammer down!"
So far, this concept is the front runner. "Best first-read ever, sweetheart!" as they say in Hollywood...
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Yes, but with a twist...our group will actually be funny!

And, when anyone whines, George Costanza style, the Chip Com-inspired character will get off his bike and kick their ass!!!
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Title: The Good, The Bad, The Aged

Synopsis: Poorly shaven 50+ biker with no name (okay, on a white bike, jeez) comes to small town seeking redemption on local trails but has to overcome a group of roadies (the clipless gang) who insist that no one ride good bikes using flat pedals. Could be a ratings board problem with scene of local woman/love interest showering while wearing nothing but a bike helmet. Brit on tandem mountain bike provides comedy relief.
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Is this leading back to the thread about Paris.
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Title: "Breaking Down"

Set in a lovely small college town in Indiana, a group of four 50+ers, longing to re-live the glory days of their cycling careers (which were largely drug-induced hallucinations, as none of them had even owned a bike until three years ago) embark on an intense training program. Hilarious hijinks ensue: one gets beat up by local rednecks for wearing lycra, one gets arrested for indecent exposure (wearing bibshorts without a jersey), the other two spend most of the film in the office of their physical therapists. All end up with erectile dysfunction.
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OK, gang...here's a sure-fire, can't miss idea that will net us millions, a make some of us famous as well.

I propose that we all cash in all of our assets, including the homes we live in, and invest in a feature length film centering around 50-plus cycling.
For a guy who is ashamed to have his real picture in the Rogue's Gallery, you seem awfully publicity happy!

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Yes, but with a twist...our group will actually be funny!

And, when anyone whines, George Costanza style, the Chip Com-inspired character will get off his bike and kick their ass!!!
The Jerk Store Called......

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I guess I'll head up the CG effects.


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Did Seinfeld ever even ride that bike he had hanging in his apartment or was is just decor?
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Idea might not work due to the fact we are all too old to "man the casting couch."
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My first thought was this sounds too much like a cult, and actually that's my last thought too!
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Inspector Cluseau (sp) has to be the Tour Director or SAG support.......
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Idea might not work due to the fact we are all too old to "man the casting couch."
I've got dibs on the casting couch. For my afternoon nap.
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Some other ideas:

Digital Gee Does Diego

A dedicated over 50 cycllist aims at riding every single street in the San Diego area. Hiliarious hijinks ensue.

Deep Pump

A weird guy in a winged golden helmet is seen siphoning air out of bicycle tires. The bikes belong to the Russian Mafia biking team who then spend the next two film hours hunting the winged dood down in hopes of castrating him. Hiliarious hijinks ensue.
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