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Apocalypse on the Waterfront

Rythm and Blues Review.
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Burnt out actor and former boxer Ronald Reagan has been sent in by debt collectors to take out a fellow actor, Marlon Brando, who has set himself up as mob boss and kingpin over the actors union in a 1-room bungalow on the waterfront of L.A. Meanwhile, Ray Charles, having recently been released from prison, tries to reunite with Brando and his blues band for one last charity gig to pay off Marlon's old debts.

As Reagan decends into the actors union he is slowly overtaken by the mesmerizing powers and insanity which surround him, until he becomes more and more like the actor he was sent to kill.

A wild chase scene is the movie's climax, with Brando and Charles being pursued through the city by Reagan and co-pilot Bonzo, Brando's former mob partners, a whole fleet of IRS agents, Nazi bill collectors, illegitimate children and a wife from Tahiti.

RayfordSteele, Jul 05 2004

Apocalypse Now http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078788/
This one... [RayfordSteele, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

and this one http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0080455/
Had to have something with Ray Charles in it... [RayfordSteele, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

and this one... http://www.imdb.com...0047296/plotsummary
Brando at his best [RayfordSteele, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

And finally http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043325/
A Reagan classic? [RayfordSteele, Dec 19 2004]

Apocalypse Now Redux Apocalypse_20Now_20Redux_20Redux
unwarranted plug [neilp, Dec 20 2004]


5th Earth, Jul 05 2004

       Had to have some sort of tribute to all of the recent high-profile deaths, as well as the rumors of the ownership of islands, bad debts, and general paranoia of the late godfather. The man lived in a one room bungalow and left a real mess of an estate, with multiple wives, illegitimate children, IRS evasion claims, an angry wife in Tahiti...   

       Mostly inside jokes to a few movies and real life, and such.
RayfordSteele, Jul 05 2004

       UB would have written a poem..
po, Jul 05 2004

waugsqueke, Jul 05 2004

       ... back to scanning the headlines.
dpsyplc, Jul 05 2004

       Well I understand Ray. Have a pastry. If it hadn't been for all these other bums, I reckon that this idea could of got into the top ten list. It really coulda been a contender.
DrBob, Jul 06 2004

       No time for a poem these days...   

       Maybe I'll just make it a condensed Brando film version somehow later on. Just add water and serve.
RayfordSteele, Jul 06 2004

       this idea will not be sleeping with the fishes for long.   

       'Stellllllllllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaa where's my croissant!!!!!'
etherman, Jul 06 2004

sartep, Jul 06 2004

       This submission gives me artistic licence to release my idea in its complete three page entirety. It takes that long for more than one parallel idea to unfold and show how it is part of the original idea from beginning to end of its explanation. unh?
mensmaximus, Dec 20 2004


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