1. Plot (synopsis)
setting is the kitchen and the adjoining alcove of Austin´s mother´s
home in a Southern California suburb, about forty miles east of Los
Angeles. As she is on vacation in Alaska, Austin has left his wife and
family in Northern California to housesit his mother's suburban home.
While he is working on a movie script for Saul Kimmer, a Hollywood producer,
his brother, Lee, a drifter and thief, who has just spent three months
on the Mojave desert, arrives and pesters him. The drama starts with
a silent stand-off between the two brothers. Austin asks Lee to leave
the house when his movie producer comes to visit him later in the day.
However, Lee finally succeeds in attracting Kimmer´s interest
to his simple idea for a modern western which the producer finally accepts
at the expense of Austin´s movie script. Even worse, Saul expects
Austin to write the screenplay for Lee's ridiculous western.
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