Film: 5 Men and a Limo
The four minute-long introduction sketch for the 26th Annual Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards (1997), which happens to be an epic spoof of every In a World-type trailer out there and stars all the voice actors who made them (back then), including Don LaFontaine himself.Copies of the video can be found all over the net, google it.
Tropes found in the video:
- All-Star Cast: Invoked by Don, who sets out specifically to assemble an all-star crew. Except chances are, you've never seen anyone's face before.
- Avengers Assemble: Don's mission: getting all of the top voice talents into one car. "MINE..."
- Cool Car: Don's limousine.
- Dream Team: Don assembles one.
- Face Palm: By Don, after Mark starts listing "all your favorite vendors".
- Five-Man Band:
- The Hero: John Leader, who has the most classically heroic voice and lines. Also, his name matches.
- The Lancer: Nick Tate, who, by contrast, has a sinister voice and most ominous lines.
- The Big Guy: Don LaFontaine, who goes for the Boisterous Bruiser image (and the Largest Ham of them all).
- The Smart Guy: Al Chalk, who delivers the most suave and refined lines.
- The Funny Guy: Mark Elliot, who is basically the Plucky Comic Relief of the group.
- The Sixth Ranger: Hal Douglas, Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Film (except with his voice).
- Glasses Pull: Just before Nick delivers his signature line.
- In a World: Delivered by the Man himself.
- Large Ham: Everyone. Except Hendricks and Mark.
- Long List: Mark's specialty, to everyone else's annoyance.
- Mood Whiplash: Introducing Mark right after Nick. Also, generally whenever Mark speaks.
- Mundane Made Awesome: It's just six guys going to the movie awards. But it is awesome.
- Nice Hat: Al's beret.
- Only Sane Man: Hendricks, the driver of the car.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Mark. Also, he wears a white sweater when everyone else is in a black suit.
- Power Walk: The ending. Except Mark, of course.
- Shout-Out: "Now that's a knife".
- Sinister Shades: Nick and Al sport them.
- Time Abyss: Nick, or at least his voice, is "65 million years in the making".
- Token Minority: Al. Hendricks would count, but he is not the "team" member.
- The Voice: Hal Douglas.