The Big Date
If love has a price, what would you do with just $1?
THE BIG DATE is a slapstick comedy about the stupid things we do for love told in the style of the classic silent comedies of the teens and twenties.
Our hero is "The Guy", a lonely, down-on-his-luck wage slave looking for love in nineteen-teens Chicago. After a grueling days work our protagonist heads home where he dons his best suit and pockets his entire savings ($1) in preparation for a night on the town. His objective: to make a romantic connection. After a stop at a local saloon results in rejection, humiliation, a beating and forcible ejection from the premises, the Guy wanders the city streets in forlorn desperation. Passing a high-class bordello, he catches sight of "The Girl", a sultry and beautiful lady-of-the-evening. Instantly smitten, our hero attempts to gain entry to the bordello only to discover that the object of his affection is priced far beyond his means. What ensues is a mounting comedy of errors, both tragic and wildly comedic, as our hero attempts to procure the funds to realize his fantasy ... a big date with the woman of his dreams.
THE BIG DATE is a tale of romance, of longing and loneliness, desperation and helplessness, of armed robbery and police chases, of sexy women and musclebound heavies, of pratfalls, double-takes, random violence and massive doses of extreme silliness. A heartfelt, energetic and original nod to the golden era of silent comedy, THE BIG DATE is certain to become a modern classic. Or it would be if anyone still watched short films.