Omaha (The Movie) | 1995
Enter the world of Simon, a young Omahan. His dysfunctional family is driving him crazy. So he escapes to the farthest place on earth from Omaha: Nepal. A year later, Simon returns a changed man. He's a practicing Buddhist. Unfortunately, his family has remained exactly the same. Simon looks up his old friend Lars, who works the nightshift at a donut shop and recites poetry in the park, and also reunites with high school flame, Gina. To calm himself, Simon chews on Buddhist prayer stones he got in Nepal. Gina thinks they might be emeralds. Unbeknownst to our heroes, a jeweler instructs his henchmen, Jorge and Gustavo - two down-on-their-luck Colombians - to steal the jewels. At a reststop along the highway, the Colombians snatch the emeralds from out of Gina's car. The chase is on, as Simon and Gina follow the thieves over the entire length of Nebraska. Gina and Simon succeed in beating up the Colombians, and in the end, Simon concludes that he can find his spiritual peace in Nebraska after all.