FAKE by Erick Freitas | Script Revolution


An aspiring gangster in New Jersey tries to run a scheme within the pro-wrestling world, without being caught by the FBI.



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Logline 1: An aspiring gangster in New Jersey tries to run a scheme within the pro-wrestling world, without being caught by the FBI.

"Fake" is a comedy thriller in the vein of “Goodfellas” meets "Ocean's 11". It follows Roy as he attempts to get rich through betting on the predetermined world of pro-wrestling. Problems occur after too many people get involved and the operation becomes sloppy. The FBI takes notice and arrests Roy, and now he must tell his story. 

This story is unlike any in its genre because it melds fun ride of a rags-to-riches-back-rags story (ala Wolf of Wall Street, Boiler Room, etc) mixed with the good fun of heist comedy films. Utilizing quick-witted dialogue, absurd comedic moments in the world of pro wrestling, in this deconstruction of gangster movies.

Audiences will respond to the themes of family and the lengths a father will go to take care of his family. But more importantly, they’ll love the ridiculous plan that three weirdo guidos from New Jersey have to make money betting on pro-wrestling.

Budget: 3 million - 10 million
Actor Total: Under 10
Locations: Multiple, but many are reused.

Act 1: How Roy makes money in gambling, but then gambling becomes legal - making his operation ILLEGAL.
Act 2: Roy and the boys figure out a way to bet on pro-wrestling, by having a mole telling them who is going to win the matches.
Act 3: The FBI finds out about Roy's plan, and goes after him.

Submitted: May 28, 2020
Last Updated: June 18, 2020

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The Writer: Erick Freitas

Erick Freitas is a writer/actor/director from NY/NJ. He's written three short films and directed one. He's also written for multiple franchise comic books such as "Judge Dredd", "Godzilla, and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". While also creating his own original IP such as Amazing Forest, Oort, and GimmeDatMummy. Other accolades include being selected as a 2nd Rounder in Austin Film Festival 2018, 2020 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Finalist, 2019 Filmmatic Horror Festival finalist, and being accepted into the 2020 Russian International Horror Festival. Also receiving solid coverage from sites/festivals such as Blcklst, BlueCat, Austin, and Bulletproof Screenwriting. Go to bio

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