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'Land Ho!'? It all began with an Icelandic travel brochure
'Land Ho!'? It all began with an Icelandic travel brochure

The quirky senior buddy comedy "Land Ho!" may be the first movie inspired by a vacation brochure and a very outrageous doctor. Independent filmmaker Martha Stephens was planning a vacation trip with her husband to Iceland last year but her thoughts kept returning to her larger-than-life Southern cousin, Dr. Earl Lynn Nelson. "I was looking at this location and I was like, 'Imagine Earl Lynn there,'" said Stephens, 30. The 72-year-old eye surgeon, who loves a good party and his tequila, proved to be a natural screen presence in small parts in Stephens' earlier films "Passenger Pigeons" and "Pilgrim Song." It was a good friend of...

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