Tuesday, May 5, 2009


While crashing at his buddy RICHARD GERE's house in L.A., the 14th DALAI LAMA has a powerful vision that the 15th Dalai Lama will be an American, and writes his vision down on a scroll that Richard is to keep secret and is only to be opened after the Lama's death. When the 14th Dalai Lama dies, Richard's scroll is denounced as a fake by the TIBETANS, who proceed to seek the 15th Llama in Asia. Richard, with the help of a beautiful, iconoclastic Tibetan acolyte named MINH, follows the clues of the scroll to a house in the Valley where serene 12-year-old ELIJAH lives with his 30-year-old slacker stepbrother VINCE. Richard administers the "test of the relics" to Elijah, who passes, but Minh cautions that Vince also must be tested and- amazingly- he too passes the arcane test. Thus, Richard Gere, Minh, Elijah and Vince must set out on a spiritual quest/road trip to determine the true identity of the next Dalai Llama... and maybe learn a little about enlightening themselves too.

"Ummm... we were told there would be only one?"

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