Brash Los Angeles talent agent Max Roth unexpectedly inherits a small peach orchard from an eccentric Aunt – in Canada. Max travels to British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley expecting to make a quick sale to foreign developers and move on. His life changes as he becomes enchanted with the countryside, the old house, and a firebrand activist named Olive who is hell-bent on stopping the sale.
Arthur Herring (Mike Starr) is the mayor, priest and mortician in a small town called Cardinal. His brother Vincent Herring (Jude Moran) is his right hand man and together they are well-respected pillars of the community. Arthur and Vincent agreed to safe guard a small fortune of rare coins for a friend, Lloyd Mickey (Christopher Lloyd) another mortician and convicted felon. When released Lloyd wants his coins back but the brothers have other plans. Just as the brothers think they are in the clear, a tenacious detective, Orlando Hudson (Michael Jai White), comes into town to investigate the town’s first murder in 30 years, in this twisted crime mystery that is BASED ON A TRUE STORY.
Robot wonderdog ARCHIE, along with his UNCLE PAUL, is spending the summer at the family cottage. Tagging along is family friend SYDNEY, who has hitched a ride for one sole purpose: to join the circus. As it turns out,
THE MAGICAL MYSTERY CARNIVAL is passing through the rural town near the cottage and Sydney has secured himself an audition. Joining the circus is his lifelong dream.
In town, Archie befriends eleven-year-old GREGORY, who is the son of the man who runs the carnival. Gregory confides in Archie that someone is stealing from his father and that the carnival is on the brink of bankruptcy.
For his carnival audition, Sydney convinces Archie to be his “ventriloquist dummy”. Archie reminds Sydney of RULE NUMBER ONE: “Nobody can ever know about my special skills”. But, it’s too late: one of the carnival members, LARA, has overheard everything. Of course, everyone is blown away by the two, and Sydney and Archie find themselves officially the
newest members of the carnival.
By the time Gregory figures out the culprit who is stealing from his dad is Lara, it’s almost too late. She has absconded with the carnival money and has sequestered Paul’s plane to fly her to safety. Gregory must team up with his newfound friend Archie to save the day...