HIDE AND GO ZEKE
12-year-old space fanatic, Adam Thomason, has always
dreamed of one day going to Space Camp. When his acceptance
letter arrives, his excitement quickly turns to frustration
as he learns that his father's collectibles shop, in their quiet
town, is in deep financial trouble. The economy, you know. It
Across town, wacky prison escapee, Zeke Zucker, and his wild-ass,
gum chewin' Latina girlfriend Marta Sanchez have problems
of their own. After springing Zeke from the roadside work
detail, Marta struggles to shake the local cops who are in
hot pursuit of their broken-down camper. It's a nail-biting
chase which ends in freedom for the duo
at least for
With Space Camp off the radar, Adam mopes but still he goes
ahead with a scheduled sleepover with his best buddy, Anthony
Garcia. To Anthony, any opportunity to spend the night at
the "Enterprise," Adam's tricked-out backyard treehouse,
is an event not to be missed. As timing would have it, Adam's
10-year-old sister Kylie, who constantly seeks her brother's
acceptance as an equal, has made sleepover plans of her own
with her friend Brandy, a Kylie wanna-be. All the sleepover
arrangement are made while Adam's overly-distracted mom, Claire
Thompson, attempts to juggle her newly adopted PTA responsibilities.
And if PTA weren't enough, Claire finds out her Sleepwear
home party is tonight, and not next week as her calendar shows.
A frantically busy household to say the least, and to make
matters worse, the new Mid-Western neighbors from down the
street need a favor. Their sitter fell through and they need
someone to watch Clark, their 12-year-old son who Adam and
Anthony view as a total video game spaz from another planet.
Outside, Zeke and Marta cruise the quiet suburban streets
and stumble upon the Sleepwear party in full-swing. They decide
to drop in
after all, what better place to pull a heist
than one loaded with half-drunken suburban moms buying silky
pajamas. It isn't long before Adam discovers the escaped convict
and his girlfriend, who they saw on TV, are in his house.
He immediately sees the reward money as his ticket to Space
Camp. While formulating plans to capture Zeke and Marta, the
Boys are faced with Kylie and Brandy who want in on the action.
The Girls are told to get lost, at which point they decide
to capture the robbers themselves. A Boys versus Girls rivalry
ensues with Zeke and Marta as the main prize.
Back inside the house, Marta's like a kid in a candy shop
enjoying all the girliness of the Sleepwear party
Zeke is busy upstairs casing the joint. Their initial plan
of getting in-and-out suddenly changes when Zeke discovers
that Adam's father, Andrew Thompson, just found some rare
coins that will be sold in the morning to a dealer. With dollars
signs in his eyes, Zeke announces that he and Marta will be
spending the night, and they proceed to tie-up Mom and Dad,
locking them in the attic. Having seen first-hand that Mom
and Dad have lost the passion in their marriage, Marta sees
their spending time alone in the attic as a good thing.
Looking to rid themselves of the Girls, the Boys set a trap
and lure the Girls into the shed. With the Girls locked away,
the Boys are free to begin their plan. Building a series of
clever traps, they successfully lure Zeke inside the Enterprise
and capture him. Meanwhile, the girls, who escaped the shed,
as well as being temporarily captured by Zeke, go after Marta.
The girls show incredible resilience and overpower Marta.
With Zeke and Marta captured, and Clark and Brandy separately
watching guard over the prisoners, Adam, Anthony and Kylie
hold a summit in the garage to hammer out how the reward money
will be split. Back in the playhouse, Brandy gives Marta an
impromptu brutal makeover, including a shaved eyebrow and
smeared make-up that results in Marta escaping. At the same
time, Zeke manages to free himself. Reunited, Zeke and Marta
overtake the kids and lock them away in the car. With the
kids finally out of the way once and for all, Zeke and Marta
settle in for the night with a long awaited bubble bath and
While tied up in the car, Adam learns about Dad's gold coins
and what they mean to saving the family business. His motivation
for capturing Zeke and Marta suddenly shifts from selfishly
wanting the reward money for Space Camp, to doing what's right
and saving the family business. With renewed purpose and determination,
Adam inspires the all the kids to join forces. They work together
to free themselves and prepare for the final takedown.
Upstairs, Zeke and Marta have turned in for the night. Marta
sleeps soundly. Zeke, on the other hand, tosses and turns
as his stomach rumbles. He should have listened to Marta's
warning not to eat before bed. The kids sneak up on the bedroom,
but their plan to surprise the sleeping duo is thwarted when
Zeke rises from the bed and sleepwalks onto the second story
window ledge. The mission now changes from capturing Zeke
to saving him from breaking his neck. The Boys focus on Zeke
while the Girls struggle to subdue Marta.
Zeke's problems go from bad to worse as he nearly falls to
his death. Okay, maybe not death but we're talking some broken
bones. Refusing to let Zeke fall, Adam launches a daring rescue
that further complicates the situation. A rope meant to hold
Zeke in place rockets him skyward like a catapult, landing
Zeke high up on the rooftop
. perhaps the worst place
an escaped convict with a fear of heights would want to be.
As dawn approaches, the neighborhood awakens to the sound
of sirens and commotion. Adam's continued attempts to help
Zeke are thwarted when the bumbling, vengeful local sheriff,
who had his gun use suspended, accidentally shoots Zeke with
a paintball gun. Is it the end for Zeke? Let's just say the
outrageously wild climactic scene eventually leads to Zeke's
capture and Marta's eventual escape.
It was the sleepover to end all sleepovers
that changed the lives of all involved. Oh, and Adam
he did eventually get to go to Space Camp. And so did Kylie,
who finally gained acceptance from her brother. And as for
Mom and Dad? The night alone in the attic reinvigorated their
marriage. Clark discovered a world exists outside of video
games. Brandy, on the other hand, learned she could stop being
a follower and start becoming a leader. As for Zeke and Marta,
it wasn't the ending they had planned for but hey, they did
get to spend time together, even if it was short-lived in
a quiet suburban kid infested neighborhood sorta way.
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