John Glad and Peter Sting in ‘The Seven wonders of the World’
- Logline John Glad and Peter Sting in 'The Seven wonders of the World'
Logline: John Glad and Peter Sting in ‘The Seven wonders of the World’
To impudent mates, one fat and stupid, the other thin and smart, run a shabby 2e hand shop and obtain a precious amulet from a classic Chinese Mandarin. The amulet is part of two stones, Yin and Yang, and determines the balance on this planet earth that is disturbed after Djengish Chan stole one part in China. Everybody is after that stone since then. John Glad and Peter Sting follow it all over the world from the cold North to dark Africa, from East to West, North and South. They encounter pygmies, terrorists and thieves before they finally return the amulet safely to the Imperial Palace in Peking and thus restore the balance of life on earth.
© Copyright 2014 by Fred Hilberdink All rights reserved
Synopsis: John Glad and Peter Sting in ‘The Seven wonders of the World’
Two impudent mates, one tall and thin, the other short and fat, named John Glad and Peter Sting, own a second hand store. A traditionally dressed Mandarin Chinese enters the shop and offers them a mysterious amulet. He is extremely nervous. There is something peculiar about this man. Is it money?
The Fat Peter polishes the amulet. By doing so he unleashes the spirit of the amulet and an enormous spirit arises indeed. His name is Emperor Yin. He is the counterpart of emperor Yang. Together they balance this world. For an instance confusion seems apparent, but one thing is clear: Emperor Yin is yearning for home in order to rebalance the stability of the world along with Emperor Yang. He is out there since 5000 years when the cruel Djengish Ghan separated him from his counterpart. And since then the world is a mess as we all know.
Unfortunately, some other parties have different plans! It is evident there is no other alternative for John and Peter than going to the harbor to hide for the amulet on a boat harboring for China. On their way to the harbor, John and Peter fall for a scheme of a group of traditionally as Cossacks dressed Mafioso Russians, who set out to transport them in a funeral car, hidden in gold plated coffins. But the Russians don’t come very far. Already after the first corner they are trapped by four cars owned by members of a Chinese triad. A shoot out follows. A total confusion is the result. John’s coffin is riddled with bullets but yet he manages to remove himself from the coffin. Unharmed. The two mates escape and jump on a lorry passing by. The car drives onto a cargo ship that immediately leaves for sea.
John and Peter hide the amulet in a shaft on the ship and keep quiet. Naturally, they start acquiring an appetite. At full sea, they crawl towards the galley and pinch food. They are caught and brought to the captain, a Colombian macho with a curly mustache, a wooden leg and two hooks substituting his hands. When John and Peter refrain from admitting the whereabouts of the amulet, he hangs the two up in the mast. After a few days of interrogation, when the men still do not give in to the whereabouts of the amulet the captain throws the exhausted John and Peter overboard.
More dead than alive the two men strand on an tropical island. There they are saved by a young boy and girl who earn a living in the fishing business to support their sick family. To their own surprise, John cures all these sick people just by giving them a hand. It is apparent that the spirit of Yin is out of the amulet and now hiding in the body of John. It is also evident that the amulet has to be found to be returned to China to the palace of emperor Yang.
From here on starts the worldwide search of John Glad and Peter Sting for the amulet. A search that brings them to all continents. From the Kalahari desert where their means of transport is an ostrich, to the Chinese Wall and from Greenland to the Africa, they fall through the earth and end up with the fight between the short pygmies and the long tall Tutsi warriors; they are arrested in Afghanistan by the warriors of Sin Laben but of course manage to escape.
Reports on the calamities in the world are their indicators where the amulet might be. But both the Russian Mafiosi as the Chinese triads are still after them. With the help of the sprit that is hidden in John they manage to fulfill their goal to unite the Good and the Bad of the cosmos, the good and bad, the Yin and Yang of life. But this of course only after many funny, crazy, foolish adventurous situations
© copyright 2014 by Fred Hilberdink, All rights reserved