Jail Break by Jordan Taylor | Script Revolution

Jail Break

Used-horse salesman Roy is blackmailed into using his family's infamous jail-breaking 'expertise' to free his steam-car business rival Clarke, before a gang of Texas Rangers chase them down for the reward!



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Texas, 1895. Roguish cowboy Roy is from a long-line of outlaws that made their name (not always successfully) in a new and expanding enterprise – the jail break! Now, going straight and setting-up a used-horse stall next to a steam-car showroom (ran by the unscrupulous Clarke Kent), his rival has stolen his customers ... and his sweetheart Patty's hand in marriage.

Losing his only prospective new customer, and destroying Clarke's entire automobile enterprise by accident, Roy wakes up in jail to be visited by ruthless Ranger Tex Byrne. These Rangers have a side hustle printing their own Wanted Posters and chasing down 'criminals' to collect on bounties. Tex has heard of his family’s notorious ways and Roy has a choice - break out his rival or the car salesman will rot in jail and Roy will be wanted instead – dead or alive!

Gathering his rag-tag posse, Roy begrudgingly busts out Clarke - but with the Rangers hot on their tails, a chance encounter with an Indian Chieftain gives them hope that Roy’s father is not quite as 'departed' as they think ... and they're going to need help from the best jail break artist this side of the Mississippi if Roy is to win Patty’s affection, gain their freedom and defeat Ranger Tex Byrne --- for good!

All Accolades & Coverage: 

Screenwriters Network - Winner Best Feature - 1st Place (Nov 2020)
Portland Comedy Film Festival - Winner - Best International Feature Screenplay
Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards - Finalist
Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards - Semi-Finalist
US Hollywood International Golden Film Award - Finalist

Submitted: November 13, 2020
Last Updated: March 28, 2021

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The Writer: Jordan Taylor

Jordan Taylor is an aspiring screenwriter, but by day is a Front End Developer (working on anything from Gucci to DrMartens) - and owner of a Yacht Chartering business. Recently bullied into buying a little puppy called Buddy for his two boys, he splits his time between the UK and Gibraltar. Jordan likes memes, movies ... and apparently talking about himself in the third person. ;) What about Jail Break? Finalist in several screenwriting contests and Winner in comedy festivals, Jail Break is a Western Comedy feature from the final days of the Wild West era. Written during the first month of 'lockdown' from an idea years before when life was 'busier', it's (hopefully) an enjoyable read. What... Go to bio