The Race

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The Race

The Race

A feature film comedy
Screenplay by Kikelomo Adedeji
Screenplay available

When wild and wacky 1980s celebrity fitness king (or should we say queen?) Victor Lemmons dies and is buried in his favorite gold lamé headband, attending the funeral is his identical twin brother Bernard and his wife Marjorie. They’ve just flown in from Africa where they do dental hygiene Quaker missionary work. Also, at the funeral are their three adopted children: Gen, 45 (Chinese-American), Gerry, 42 (African-American), and Gillie, 39 (Native American). The three siblings have been estranged from each other for the last 13 years and the animosity is growing.

At the reading of Victor’s will, they learn that $3 million will go Chad, Uncle Victor’s masseuse – no surprise there. But Uncle Victor has stipulated that the remainder of his estate will go to whichever of the three waring siblings who places best at the next annual Victor Lemmons Victory Challenge Triathlon in Cancun, Mexico. What will the fastest sibling inherit? $18 million. The siblings are shocked, thrilled, and all happen to be recently broke so they are determined to win that money at any cost. The Race is on!

You can read a one-page synopsis here