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Shangri-La Plaza (1990)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  30 July 1990 (USA)
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A musical-comedy unsold pilot made by CBS in 1990. Macho Ira and sensitive George are two polar-opposite brothers who own an auto-repair shop in Southern California. Both men quickly fall ... See full summary »

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Ira Bondo
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George Bondo
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Amy
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Chili
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Geneva
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Jenny - Amy's daughter
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Victorio - The Landlord
Bernie Coulson ...
Noz
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Veronica (theme song only)
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Chili's Backup Dancer
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Customer 3
Mark David ...
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Chili's Backup Dancer
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A musical-comedy unsold pilot made by CBS in 1990. Macho Ira and sensitive George are two polar-opposite brothers who own an auto-repair shop in Southern California. Both men quickly fall for Amy, a beautiful widow who has inherited the local donut shop previously owned by her no-good estranged husband. Amy plans to sell the place and move with her daughter Jenny to Paris, only to find that her ex-husband had "hocked the place up down to the powdered sugar", forcing her to put off her dreams and run the place herself. Geneva was the sassy waitress at the coffee shop, and Chili the rapper-narrator-dancer on crutches. Some of the pilot's extremely memorable numbers include "Donut Hole" (Geneva, Jenny and the Customers), "Don't Tell Me I Can Really Care" (George and Ira) and "Ain't It Always the Way" (Amy, George, Ira and Geneva). Written by Anonymous

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Half-hour musical set in a Southern California mini-mall. Article in "Los Angeles Times" documented this novel location. See more »

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I'm I the only one (aside from Nick Castle) who remembers this?
13 May 2008 | by (california) – See all my reviews

I remember this pilot. There was something odd about a half hour musical set in a mini mall. The set was a sick little place that still exists to this day. It is at the corner of Vineland and Burbank Blvd. The trivia section says this only aired once but I do recall seeing the pilot sometime later on CBS very late at night. It was an odd time for TV. CBS was, at that time, renewing TV series not on Season contracts but six month commitments. I'm almost happy this didn't get picked up because it would have been a true struggle between the creators and network. I hope Nick decides to revise it as a cable series. It could actually work this time around.


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