Change of Plans

Synopsis: Sally and Jason Danville's life are turned upside down when a tragic accident suddenly names them the caretakers of four young children.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
125 min

This is Jason's cell.

You know what to do.

Hey there, Major Danville, it's me.

Don't worry.

I'll be there in time for your big moment.

By the way, we've been married

for five years. What?

I just love you so much.

I can't wait to go on vacation.

Yeah, I'm here for the NAA

Collier ceremony thing. You know...

- Yes, ma'am. ID?

- Sure.

Wow! F-22 Raptor. That's my favorite.

Nice little fighter jet.

- Yes, ma'am.

- Thanks.

Excuse me, I'm sorry.

I'm just kind of in a rush here. Excuse me.

Hey. How you all doing today?

On behalf of

the National Aeronautic Association,

for his ground-breaking

new and far safer design

of a diffuser for the scramjet engine,

it is my honor to present Jason Danville

with the prestigious Collier Trophy.

Way to go, baby!

Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.

I'd like to thank General Lindford

and the National Aeronautic Association,

and most importantly,

I'd like to thank my wife Sally.

Before I was an aeronautical engineer,

I was an Air Force pilot.

In fact, I even flew in a few of these events.

And we used to joke

that we weren't in the Air Force,

we were in show business.

And you know what the first rule

of entertainment is?

Show, don't tell.

- I'm so syked to go to Tahiti.

- Yeah.

Best diving in the world.

Seriously, wall-to-wall coral.

Haven't been there since I was a kid,

but apparently the oceanic drop-offs

at Tahiti Nui

are supposed to be absolutely stunning.

I'm serious.

The most serious man I know.

- Come on.

- Let's get out of here!

- All right, sweetie, are you ready?

- Yeah, I'm ready. I'm ready.


- Yeah, I'm excited.

- This is going to be great.

- Are you packed?

- Of course.

Well, you know, sort of. Not really, but...

Happy anniversary, baby.

I love you.

Forget about it. Don't answer that.

We're out of here, sweetie.


All right, are you ready?


What is it? What happened?

Yeah. No, that's right. Uh-huh. Thank you.

We appreciate it

and, yes, happy skies to you, too.

All right, well, we're good with insurance.

We just have to use the tickets within a year.

So young.

Can't believe it.

She was my mentor.

My oldest friend, you know.

Could have been mechanical failure,

fog, turbulence, they're not sure.

This is Africa.

- How's that?

- Oh, it's just an expression.

This is Africa,

a place where you rarely find out

how a thing happens or why...

- The point is, there were no survivors.

- Yes, that's the point.

Scott will fill you in on the legal implications

and then I'll follow up

with the practical applications.

Okay, okay, can we...

What about this application

or implications or what?

Teresa and her husband Frank

left four children.

Peace Corps brought them back to the U.S.

A month ago.

Wait. You're not going

where I think you're going. Are you?

This is their final will. And right here...

That's your name, isn't it?

Yeah, I haven't... I haven't seen her in...

That was a long time ago

and her daughter was just two...

Of possible guardians,

the immediate families are out.

Parents have passed away,

Frank was an only child,

Teresa's sister is on her second tour

in Afghanistan.

You were next in line.

Teresa and Frank believed

that if anything should happen,

they could entrust you

with the care of their kids.

Well, something has happened.

Excuse me, Dorothy, right?

Of the Ohio Family... I'm sorry, this is just...

This is a lot to take in all at once...

It is the Ohio Center of Family Protection,

and it's on the card that I gave you.

Right, right, right. Okay, so here's the thing.

Tezzie's my oldest friend.

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Karen Hall

Karen L. Hall (born 1956) is an American television writer best known for her work on the television series Judging Amy and M*A*S*H. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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