Bounty hunter Boston Nightly (Tony Bottorff) is looking forward to his retirement on a beach somewhere with a cold beer in one hand and a lovely señorita in the other. But, as Boston well knows, one of the absolutes in life is that as soon as a guy is flush with a bit of cash, the washing machine will flood the laundry room or the air conditioner will break in the heat of summer. Another absolute – and contrary to popular belief- is that dying hurts like hell. Boston should know. In this film he gets killed more times than I could count.
The Kid (David Young) with his Buddy Holly specs and cheesy corn chip breath, is Boston’s first killer. God has come to him in a dream and ordered the hit. Along with Boston, The Kid dispatches a street mutt and places them both in the trunk of a Buick, which he parks in a long term parking lot, owned by mob boss Carlucci (Dean Reading).
Boston wakes to find heaven isn’t at all what he’d expected. For one thing, he’s now sporting a dog’s tale and has a powerful sense of smell. Somehow his dna got mixed with the mutt’s in the trunk of the Buick. Maybe even more surprising, God is a lawyer named Tommy (Gary Lee Mahmoud). Tommy sends Boston on a mission to find and dispatch The Kid, Carlucci, and other members of the mob. The way Boston travels between heaven and earth? He must get killed each time, which leads to some frenetic, but totally un-bloody murders.
Boston has plenty of women trouble, too, both on earth and in heaven. The Kid’s sister Chel (Lisa Sosa) and Tommy’s assistant Marlene (Natasha Straley), are both very creative when it comes to romance and to murder.
Set to a honky tonk soundtrack of tunes from the early 1900’s, Long Term Parking is a dark comedy that combines elements of Heaven Can Wait with The Sopranos and a touch of Oh Heavenly Dog. Based on a novel of the same name by Mike Kearby, with a screenplay by Kearby and director Paul Bright, the genre bending Long Term Parking is a fun watch from beginning to end.
Long Term Parking premieres at Houston’s ComicPalooza on May 23, 2015.