5th Street by D.C. Copeland | Script Revolution

5th Street



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Explores the lives and times of the rich and famous, the night clubbers, and the common man through the eyes of the owner of the fabled 5th Street Gym where all paths cross.

Written as a TV series that includes a first season bible, the pilot is stand-alone feature worthy.

ROBERTO "BOBBY RAY" REYES is a Heavyweight contender when a crashing right hook sends him and his dreams of wealth and glory to the canvas. DIEGO SANCHEZ was once his manager. Bobby Ray was lured away by a competing trainer who promised to accelerate his career. Hospitalized for weeks in a coma after the near-fatal punch, Bobby Ray awakens to find out that, not only will he never be able to fight again; his new manager has left him penniless. Hopeless, he struggles with the thought of suicide until he gets a phone call from Diego. Diego offers him a job as a trainer at the gym and a chance to recover his life. Bobby Ray takes him up on the offer.

Bobby Ray soon discovers why Diego wants him to manage the gym: Diego is busy working with the poor kids and street gangs in the neighborhood. Bobby Ray can't understand this. Bobby Ray is still good looking and semi-famous enough to score with the babes on a nightly basis in the bars and clubs on Ocean Drive and isn't about to give up any of his "borrowed time" for anyone but himself. Diego never says anything; he just goes about his "business" of saving lives and the 'hood in the shadows of the towers of the new SoBe.

Master and teacher. Idealist and nihilist. Stories from the 'hood and the ring. Stories about the little guy trying to make a buck, to pay the rent, to earn respect. Stories about the fight game and the warrior-dreamers who train so hard in the gym to attain wealth and fame. Everyone, rich and poor, young and old, the ugly and the beautiful, all struggling to make it happen on South Beach. And, in the middle of this swirling frenzy for a piece of the pie sits Diego Sanchez, centered, enlightened, at peace. This is "5th Street."

Submitted: October 20, 2017
Last Updated: February 28, 2018

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The Writer: D.C. Copeland

Hello, thanks for taking a look at who I am. Hopefully you aren't here because you were “misdirected,” that you want to find out more about just who this D.C. Copeland is after reading one of my loglines. I'm an artist, a muralist, and a writer whose canvases and stories are for the most part writ large across time and space. While in college at the University of Miami , I co-founded Ecology Action of Florida . That sense of saving the environment can be found in many of my works. While creating works of art and fiction, I supported myself and my family as the Warner Bros Pictures Florida Field Rep for Publicity and Promotion for nearly 20-years. During that time I got to know many... Go to bio

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