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He drives an Aston Martin...matches wits with the world's most notorious villains...and has a license to kill...in his dreams, that is. You see, he's only 12 years old. Danny Angelo, a sixth grader shunned by classmates, but fueled by a vivid imagination, lives a double life. In his fantasies, he's Agent Angel, government operative--resourceful, relentless, refined. At school, he's Danny...the geek.
In a family comedy entitled, “Danny Angel, Double Agent,” a middle school daydreamer spends spring break with his father, a blackjack dealer in Las Vegas. Danny unwittingly becomes embroiled in a real-life game of espionage, and single-handedly thwarts a corporate madman’s evil plot to dominate the country's bottled water industry. Danny's supporting cast includes:
• Sheila Angelo—a devoted single mother searching for Mr. Right; • Nick Angelo—an unstable father who’s never quite learned how to be a dad; • Frank Gironda—Danny's eccentric grandfather, never without a practical joke; • Tara Kendall—a 12-year-old Las Vegas local and Danny's reluctant espionage partner; • Luther White—an unscrupulous CEO determined to annihilate the competition; • Turk McGreevey—Luther White’s 6’9”, 300-pound, pony-tailed henchman.
Danny Angelo is no different than most kids his age—he has hobbies, friends, insecurities, fears. But unlike the others, he knows today—at the mature age of 12—his intended profession. In fact, he's known for years. And he's never without his attaché case filled with secret contents. However, Danny's lust for the cloak and dagger has a clear downside—he drifts off in class, at the dinner table, virtually anywhere. One moment he’s muddling through a homework assignment, the next he’s in a romantic Parisian restaurant with a beautiful double agent who slips a green capsule into his drink...or he's at the controls of a 767, as it drifts out of friendly air space, and into the path of a squadron of Soviet MiG-35 fighters...or perhaps he’s simply defusing a nuclear device planted under the floorboards of a General Assembly meeting at the UN.
In his defense, Danny only resorts to fantasy to escape his humdrum adolescent lifestyle. But all of that changes while spending spring break with his dad in Las Vegas. Accompanied by his grandfather—a practical joker who deserts his grandson at the first sight of a Vegas showgirl—Danny meets Tara Kendall, the daughter of one of his father's coworkers. Thrown together by their parents, and not particularly fond of one another, Danny and Tara soon become participants in a real-life whodunit.
Luther White, the CEO of the Las Vegas-based bottled water company, Vestal Visage, is intent on becoming the nation’s bottled water mogul. He has devised a plan to taint the water supplies of his competitors, forcing a recall of all bottled water but his own. Danny inadvertently stumbles onto the plot. He and Tara are pursued by White and his cohorts through the streets of Las Vegas. During the hunt, they are accosted by female impersonators at La Cage, survive a battle at sea aboard gondolas on a canal at the Venetian, and dodge explosions and jets of hot lava in the volcanic display at the Mirage.
As one might expect, Danny and Tara triumph, and assist in the capture of White and his gang. His attaché case, we discover, was filled with harmless practical joke props (courtesy of his grandfather), but when applied correctly in the right circumstances, they become lethal weapons. When coverage of the story appears on CNN, Danny earns respect and adulation from classmates back home.