Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Caught at the Polish border with a faulty passport - some pages have been torn out - a sports hero nicknamed "Teddy Bear" finds himself in a desperate situation. He is not only left behind as his team goes ahead, but he realizes his wife has torn the pages out of his passport to keep him home while she goes to London to take the money out of their joint bank account. How can he stop her from making off with all that loot? Easy. He coerces a director to get a hasty script together for a film that requires himself and a double. The actor who plays the double then has to apply for a passport, and that is arranged through the interjection of a girlfriend. At the preplanned engagement celebrations, the double is slipped a barbituate and when he nods off, the real "Teddy Bear" takes off in a flash for the airport, with the assumed name of the double. The passport and its picture get him on the plane - where lo and behold - he runs into his ex-wife. Now the two of them are neck-and-neck in the run for the money, and new shenanigans have to be devised if either wants to arrive at the bank first - and alone.
con/scam, criminal, impersonation, loot, passport, race-against-time, stranded, team, wife