CREATED BY: Gerald Chong
WGAw REGISTRY: 1853422
Story by: Gerald Chong
REVISED: Wednesday, 12/19/18 - 9:30 pm
Facing starvation and uncertainty in 14th-century Japan, bumbling fishermen begin pirating the Chinese and Korean treasure ships that are sailing past their remote islands toward the Japanese mainland, thus putting them at odds against equally-incompetent pirate hunters who are sent to eradicate them.
OTHER EPISODES IN THIS FEATURE FILM SERIES
REVISED: SUNDAY, 07/02/17 - 11:10 PM
“Wacko” is a comedy film series inspired in part by such 1960s films as "The Pink Panther," "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," and "Dr. Stangelove," as well as such TV comedies as "McHale's Navy" and "Hogan's Heroes." Each episode in this series is a stand-alone with its own beginning, middle, and end, which means that movie audiences do not have to watch a prior episode in order to understand any of the others. Here are selected titles and loglines for a few of the episodes:
BASTARD OF NARCISSISTIC NATURE -
BRAINLESS YOUNG SERPENT -
CHERRY OF HATEFUL DESIRE -
CROUCHING MAIDEN HIDDEN DWARF -
DEADLY IRON FINGER -
EAGER YOUNG WEAPON -
EDIBLE LONG LEGS - Crab legs is a very expensive delicacy that is illegal and needs to be smuggled into Korea and China.
FLAVORFUL OF THE VIRGINS - After wandering onto an island where teen-aged girls are used to harvest a flavorful type of abalone shellfish, a group of inept pirates soon find themselves being recruited to battle a very sadistic group of pirates who have been trying to seize control of the island and its women, abalone, and other valuable resources.
FLOWERS OF FISTED REVENGE -
FRAGRANT LITTLE DEVIL -
GOOD FOR THE SEX DESIRE – Wealthy Chinese merchants assemble a fleet of mercenary pirate hunters to pursue Wacko pirates who are intercepting their massive shipments of “fu” -- a rare aphrodisiac that is extremely expensive and highly sought after by the wealthy nobles of Japan and Korea.
GUILTY OF LUST BEHAVIOR -
HAIRY LITTLE TREASURE -
HEAVY MIDDLE DAGGER -
HUNGRY THROBBING ORCHID - Exotic species of "Venus Flytraps" are being smuggled into Korea and China.
HORNY YOUNG FIST -
ISLAND OF PLEASURED PRIMITIVES -
LEI LEI WANG – Based on the true story of female pirate leader Ching Shih, a young prostitute is abducted by a pirate captain and rises up to become supreme commander of the 1800 ships and 80,000 armed men, women, and children of her late husband’s pirate army.
NAUGHTY PRINCESS PURIFY -
OBEDIENT LITTLE DONKEY -
OUTLAW OF WILD WITH LUST -
PRECIOUS IMPERIAL CHERRY -
PRINCESS GOLDEN FUR -
PRISONER OF DELINQUENT DELIGHT -
RATS OF CARELESS MOTHER – A powerful female pirate hunts down a group of elite warriors who defected from her army to join an opium cartel that is terrorizing the entire region near Korea.
REVENGE OF THE JILTED CHERRY -
SERPENT OF CLEVERLY DESIRE -
SINFUL WHITE LEOPARD -
SNEAKY OLD KNUCKLE -
SO ROMANTIC MONKEY -
SPANKING YOUNG EAGLE -
SUCCULENT OF BEAUTIFUL ENORMOUS -
TENTACLES OF MUSCULAR NATURE -
THE BONE OF PREVIOUS PLEASURE -
THE HOSTAGE OF STORMY PASSION -
VENOM OF EXOTIC PUFFINESS - The dangers of eating "fugu" or puffer fish.
TYRANT OF EFFORTLESS EVIL -
WILDER THAN WILDERNESS – Chinese pirate hunters are sent to the remote island fortress of a wealthy Korean weapons dealer who is supplying Japanese pirates with the means to conduct their raids up and down a Chinese coastline.
WORMS OF THE SILKY BERRY -
WRINKLES OF HEAVENLY PLEASURE -
WYLIE WUGUNANI – A Korean pirate hunter sets out to capture a notoriously elusive “wugu” (human trafficker) who is abducting young “nani” (females) from remote fishing villages and selling them at various slave markets.
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REVISED: SATURDAY, 12/31/11 - 10:09 PM
Beginning in the 1200s and continuing for the next four hundred years, chaotic conditions and the lack of a strong authority in Japan afforded many village fishermen on the remote islands of Tsushima and Hizen the opportunity to pirate the merchant ships that sailed from China and Korea past their islands toward the bustling ports of Japan.
Their early successes eventually led them to plunder many coastal villages in China and Korea, and the Japanese government’s inability to stop their growing numbers resulted in threats of war against the Ashikaga Shogunate from the Chinese Ming and Korean Joseon emperors.
These hit-and-run pirates became known as “Wako” – the word “Wa” meaning “Japan” or “dwarf” in Chinese, and “ko,” meaning "bandit," "enemy," or "invader."
When the Ming Emperor made it illegal for Chinese merchants to conduct trade with their Japanese counterparts, many of them had storehouses filled with goods. Facing financial ruin, these merchants abandoned commercial shipping agents and sent clandestine shiploads of cargo manned by unscrupulous but daring characters willing to face not only the dangers of the voyage, but the price of getting caught, beaten, or executed.
So as feudal warlords continue to battle each other for dominance on the Japanese mainland, the Wako are left virtually in control of the many islands where wealthy merchants are moving vast amounts of illegal cargo between China, Korea, and Japan.
Government officials and pirate hunters are sent to destroy the Wako, but political complexities, corruption, and the pirate ability to hide within the many islands dotting the frontier waters makes it virtually impossible, and hence the resulting game of cat-and-mouse that would play out in the South China Seas from the 13th thru 17th centuries.
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REVISED: THURSDAY, 02/07/19 - 4:52 PM - 41-031 WAILEA ST. - WAIMANALO, HAWAII
OBJECTIVES: As with all of our projects, our goal is to:
- Teach history and give our audiences some background into why things are the way they are.
- Debunk the myths, hoaxes, and "fake news."
- INSPIRE: We hope to create a sense of wonder to inspire a new generation of Americans to take action and do the right things. Because our show's supporting characters is a dreamer who aspires to greatness, our audiences can follow their respective paths.
- OUR ACTIONS DEFINE OUR CHARACTER: We need to show our audiences what road one has to travel in order to achieve our lifelong dreams. Nothing is promised or guaranteed. Nothing is free. One has to suffer some pain to elevate one's life to the next level.
- CALL TO ADVENTURE: When we are personally challenged by an evil person or called out by evil events (criminal activity, war, etc.) occurring within our community, we need to answer, or the evil will eventually reach us after it destroys our neighbors.
- Each episode needs to be based on an actual event, upon which we layer the stunts, slapstick comedy, martial arts, and "stand-up comedy."