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ALEX COHEN, host:

This is Day to Day. I'm Alex Cohen.

MADELEINE BRAND, host:

I'm Madeleine Brand. We learned this week that the governor of California may be appearing in a movie as himself. Well, that inspired our senior producer Steve Proffitt to create this imaginary movie trailer.

(Soundbite of imaginary movie trailer "The Expendables")

(Soundbite of movie "Rocky Balboa")

Mr. SYLVESTER STALLONE: (As Rocky Balboa) Let me tell you something you already know.

STEVE PROFFITT: (As Dramatic Movie Announcer) He tore at our heartstrings with "Rocky."

Mr. STALLONE: (As Rocky Balboa) The world they know of sunshine and rainbows.

PROFFITT: (As Dramatic Movie Announcer) And intimidated us all as "Rambo."

(Soundbite of movie "First Blood")

Mr. STALLONE: (As John Rambo) Don't push it or I'll give you a war you won't believe.

PROFFITT: (As Dramatic Movie Announcer) Now, one of the greatest action heroes of our time...

(Soundbite of explosion)

PROFFITT: (As Dramatic Movie Announcer) Brings together the other greatest action heroes of our time...

(Soundbite of explosion)

PROFFITT: (As Dramatic Movie Announcer) For the greatest action movie...

(Soundbite of explosion)

PROFFITT: (As Dramatic Movie Announcer) Of all time.

(Soundbite of hand-to-hand combat)

PROFFITT: (As Dramatic Movie Announcer) Jet Li.

(Soundbite of movie "The One")

(Soundbite of hand-to-hand combat)

Mr. JET LI: (As Gabriel Yulaw) You are mine.

PROFFITT: (As Dramatic Movie Announcer) Dolph Lundgren.

(Soundbite of movie "Rocky IV")

Mr. DOLPH LUNDGREN: (As Captain Ivan Drago) OK, ladies, let's get down to business.

PROFFITT: (As Dramatic Movie Announcer) Oscar nominee Eric Roberts.

(Soundbite of TV show "Another World")

Mr. ERIC ROBERTS: (As Ted Bancroft) Your father is a schizophrenic.

PROFFITT: (As Dramatic Movie Announcer) Oscar winner Forest Whittaker.

(Soundbite of movie "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai")

Mr. FOREST WHITAKER: (As Ghost Dog) I didn't even know it was bear hunting season.

(Soundbite of gunfire)

PROFFITT: (As Dramatic Movie Announcer) Oscar loser Mickey Rourke.

(Soundbite of movie "The Wrestler")

Mr. MICKEY ROURKE: (As Randy "The Ram" Robinson) I just don't want you to hate me.

PROFFITT: (As Dramatic Movie Announcer) And California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

(Soundbite of press conference)

Governor ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER (Republican, California): We seized the opportunity, and despite all of the minefields and the tough choices, we got it done.

(Soundbite of shattering glass)

PROFFITT: (As Dramatic Movie Announcer) Li, Lundgren, Roberts, Whitaker, Rourke and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger...

(Soundbite of explosions)

PROFFITT: (As Dramatic Movie Announcer) Together in Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables."

Contrary to published reports, Sandra Bullock will not appear in "The Expendables." This film has not yet been rated.

(Soundbite of hand-to-hand combat)

PROFFITT: (As Dramatic Movie Announcer) A lot of action, a lot of action heroes.

Unidentified Man #1: Mama.

Unidentified Man #2: I got nothing here.

(Soundbite of breaking glass)

PROFFITT: (As Dramatic Movie Announcer) "The Expendables."

(Soundbite of explosions, gong)

BRAND: An imagined movie trailer from the mind of NPR's Steve Proffitt. You can see a video version of it at our blog, npr.org/daydreaming.

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