And Now a Word from Our Sponsor

Synopsis: An advertising CEO is found mysteriously unconscious in front of a wall of TVs in an electronics store. When he wakes up in the hospital, he is only able to communicate through advertising slogans. Taken in by the head of the hospital's charity foundation, he begins to have a profound affect on her life and the strained relationship she has with her daughter.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Zack Bernbaum
Production: Paladin Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
87 min


- Let's get Mikey.

- Yeah.

- He won't eat it.

He hates everything.

He liked it!

Hey, Mikey!

- Hello, ladies.

Look at your man.

Now back to me. Now back

at your man. Now back to me.

Sadly, he isn't me.

But if he stopped using

lady's scented body wash

and switched to Old Spice,

he could smell like he's me.

- Seriously, four feet

by five feet. Well,

apparently not, because I'm

looking right at it.

- It is the manager.

- Where's the beef?!

Turn left.

Swan dive into the best night

of your life.

Excuse me. I think you're

the father of one of my kids.

No... Oh.

Cancun. Spring Break '99.

- What? - No?

- No. - Oh.

- Oops!

Yes! Six more tables pledged!

With the matching funds,

that puts us at 1.3 million.

We'll be able to finance

the new cancer research centre.

Oh, I understand. Yeah, um,

I'll talk to you later.

Thank you. Bye.

Ah. Must be a busy morning

for you to greet me

without my coffee, Ben.

Actually, yeah, we're doing pretty well...

just want to get ahead of the day.

The Jackson account closed

last night. - Great.

Your lunch meeting's still good to go, as is

the conference call with the board at 3pm.

- OK. - The auction dinner planning

meeting's been cancelled though.

So you actually get

to go home before 7pm.

OK. Oh, and the, uh,

dealership called

to say that your new car won't

be ready for a few days. - No!

- They'll throw in the floor mats for free.

- I already get them for free.

So you'll have a spare set then.

- Sell them on eBay and give the money

to the hospital. - Ah, sure thing.

Anything else?

Oh, just that you look

very pretty today.

- Why, thank you.

Get to work.



you're awake. Good.

How are you feeling today?

Please don't squeeze

the Charmin.

Sir, do you know your name?

A name you can trust.

Hi. Dr. Lewis. Excuse me.

I was... I was wondering...

Can I see you for a second?

- Sure, yeah.

I'll just be here. Hi, Karen.

- Hi.

How's life in the fundraising

fast lane?

- It's fantastic.

- Yeah?

I've been meaning to tell you

what a stellar job you've done

ever since you've taken over the chair of the

foundation. - Thank you. No, I was just...

Is that Adan Kundle?

- Yeah.

I know him from a long time ago.

He's an advertising

marketing genius.

He taught me everything I know...

how to craft a message, how to,

you know, align fundraising

goals with the motivations

of the donors,

how to close a deal.

He's incredible.

Can you tell me

what really happened?

- Uh, yeah.

Um, the police found him


in front of a bunch of TVs

in an electronics store.

- Is he OK? - Well, physically

he's perfectly healthy. But, um,

he's having trouble communicating.

- Is there anything I can do?

- You can go see him

if you want. - OK.

- Can I get you a cup of coffee?

- I would love a cup of coffee. - OK.

Thanks, Dr. Lewis.

Mr. Kundle.

Hi. I'm Karen.

You probably don't remember me.

Part of the fabric of life.

- I took your seminar back in

New York in '91. You're amazing.

Here we are again,

20 years later.

Life's funny that way, huh?

- Impossible is nothing.

Apparently so.

How are you feeling?

Like you just walked

out of a salon.

Like I just walked out

of a salon.

Why, thank you.

Karen, I got your coffee.

- Oh.

- Good to the last drop.

It certainly is.

It was good seeing you, Adan.

- Seeing is believing.

- I got to go be important.

Maybe it's just her,

maybe it's Maybelline.

No. It's just me.

How do you handle

a hungry man?

- Yeah, the commercial will run during

the first half of the Super Bowl.

Two point five million

per 30-second slot. Yeah.

That's right, per slot.

Uh, absolutely, yeah.

Five-point increase in sales.

No, no, no, thank you.

No, no. That's why you hired me,

isn't it? Bye-bye.

Put Coke down for the first four

I came up with, all right?

- OK. - And, um, how many... how many

is that for the Super Bowl now?

It's 10. Ten including

the promo spot.

- What? How many? Ten?

- Ten. Yeah, I just said 10.

- Wow! Yeah. Thirteen this time

last year. But never mind. - Sorry.

Lucas Foster.

Who? Police?

Well, what do you want?

Is he all right?

Good. Good.

Thank you. Thank you. I'll, uh, I'll send

somebody out straight away, all right?


Mr. Foster?

Is everything all right?

Adan's in the hospital.

That's terrible.

He walks out of his office

almost a year ago,

disappears off the map.

Now this.

So he's a bit eccentric.

Eccentric? No. No, no, no.

Adan Kundle always has a plan.

- You think he's up to something?

- Come on, keep up.

Why else would he just magically

re-appear? - Uh, maybe he...

No, no, no, I don't buy it.

Not for a second.


He's still our boss, for now,

isn't he?

So get to the hospital.

Check up on him.

Buy him something...

not flowers.

Something unique.

Did you know that scientists

have done studies

that show that... kissing has the same

effect on the brain as cocaine?


That's so deep.

- Are you high right now?

- I'm really high.

Yeah. And...

It's just such a complex

behaviour, you know?

It uses 28 facial muscles.

- I like to work out.


- And it... it burns like two

to three calories a minute.

- You know, that's true,

because, I swear to God,

since I started seeing you,

I feel, like, more cut,

you know?

- Yeah.

- Yeah?

- Yeah. Me too.

Thanks for taking me home,

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