Dan's college pal and former roommate, also named Dan, wrote the screenplay of the action movie 12 Rounds which opened in theaters on Friday. While most of their friends were planning a major celebration and movie screening at the famous Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles (pretty cool, right?), we honored the man and his achievement New York style with a viewing of the movie at Union Square (and since the film is based in New Orleans) followed by some po'boys and pitchers of Abita beer at Acme afterward.
By the banter, the nonstop eating and beer drinking, you would have thought that my Dan wrote the thing himself--he was so excited. Everyone was ready to go home after dinner, but Dan would have none of it and we walked to another pub and had a few more rounds. (I think the goal was to have 12 rounds that night).
I may be biased, but I thought the movie was a lot of fun and especially thought it was funny that Dan would name the star of his film after himself. John Cena's character's name was "Danny." Though it is very possible that the screenwriter's actual muse was this guy:
Dan points out Kunka's name on the movie poster. Here's my version of the picture taken a few months ago.
Our 12 rounds party crew at dinner: Justin, Nien, Kim, Tom, Dan and Kayleen. Can you guess who's having the most fun?
The day after.