Misadventures and Merfolk by Kelly RenoBrendan James, an obnoxious American travel writer
known for his astonishingly rude portraits of the human race, has chosen the
British Isles as subject matter for his third book - only problem is, hes
stricken with writers block and his deadline for the new manuscript is just
days away. Having written not a single page, his career is on the line and hes
desperate for material.
While traveling back to Dublin to deal with the
unwritten manuscript in a decent hotel, a freak ferry sinking leaves him
stranded for the night in a tiny village on Isle of Man called Heather Bay where
the locals are gearing up to celebrate their annual mermaid festival.
Heather Bay is a picturesque, seaside resort town on the northern tip of
the island, rich in pirate tales, mermaid lore and local characters and at this
time every year, thousands of mermaid-crazed tourists flock to the village to
take part in its renowned mermaid festival.
After being installed in
less-than-satisfactory lodgings aboard a leaky houseboat, Brendan
grudgingly noses around the village interviewing drunken fishermen and talking
to whacked-out locals - that just might be his saving grace, for after one night
on the island, hes so infuriated by the inhabitants that he begins to write
again. The silly parades, the ridiculous matchmaking festivities and the old
superstitions are far better than fiction, spurring his decision, not only to
stay on - but to write an entire book about the village.
The village is a
writers dream with pick-pocketing parrots, a church that performs plastic
surgery, underwearless Scotsmen in kilts and a bloodthirsty merman on the loose.
But things get complicated when he meets Christine Hamilton, a mysterious local
woman of ethereal beauty. Knowing that he doesnt have a chance in hell with
her, he uses his romantic obsession with her as material for the book and the
results are hilarious. In fact, his publisher back in New York is slating the
new release to be another national bestseller. But Brendan soon realizes that he
and Christine might actually be meant for each other and his scathing
manuscript, by far the best work hes ever produced, would destroy the village
and the woman hes come to love.
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The son of cattle ranchers Bud and Ruth, Reno had been riding horses since he could walk. Teri Garr and Kelly Reno in The Black Stallion () Mickey Rooney and Kelly Reno in The Black Get a quick look at the the week's trailers, including Villains, Countdown, Like a Boss, and more. Watch now Did You Know?.
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Compete in various Lumberjack game events and win the trophy! There comes a time in a young child's life when they see the movie The Black Stallion. For Annika, that day was yesterday. When I was a young boy, my parents took me to a few movies, but none that I really remember. The first one we went to was about a family living in the snow.
Reno grew up on a ranch in southern Colorado. After injuries sustained from a serious car accident cut his acting career short, he returned to work as a cattle rancher for 20 years. Filming it took three weeks. His independent streak and love of fake-fighting made him the first choice for the scenes where Alec befriends the Black on the beach, and also when the stallion protects him from a cobra. Reportedly, the white horses were not much to look at and had to be painted entirely black before filming, but in the water, they were incredibly graceful. Coppola may have needed the film to succeed more than he let on, however, after a typhoon wrecked his Apocalypse Now set the same year, leaving him severely behind schedule and over budget. Alas, the Vietnam War flick won the day.
Kelly Reno born June 19, raised in Pueblo Colorado  is a former child actor who was cast at age 11 in the role of Alec Ramsey after responding to an open casting call , the young boy who is marooned on a deserted island along with an Arabian horse  , in The Black Stallion based on the novel by Walter Farley. The film was made in Reno did nearly all of the action scenes in the movie. Reno's acting career was cut short when the pick-up truck he was driving was hit by a semi-truck. He had severe injuries and the long recovery time put an end to his acting career.