Mile 42 by John P. Dowgin | Script Revolution

Mile 42

When an extreme distance runner encounters a human trafficking ring during a 100-mile desert ultramarathon, he must battle both exhaustion and the criminals to save the innocents.

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VICTOR (30s), a former US army medic, runs ultra-marathons to deal with the severe PTSD he suffered during his recent deployment to Afghanistan. During a 100-mile race in the Arizona desert, he encounters a lost family in desperate need of medical attention. Victor quickly realizes these people are being hunted by human traffickers operating under the protection of a corrupt border patrol officer. Victor has no choice but to fight through his pain and exhaustion to help save these people’s lives. He finds the human traffickers aren’t the only enemy he must face; he must also defeat the past from which he has run since returning home.

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Austin Film Festival, Enderby Award Finalist
Academy Nicholl Top 50

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Submitted: January 15, 2021
Last Updated: April 1, 2021

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The Writer: John P. Dowgin

John P. Dowgin is a published playwright and screenwriter currently residing just outside New York City. His screenplay Mile 42 has earned accolades as an Austin Film Festival finalist and a Nicholl Top 50. John co-created the comedy podcast Mission: Rejected (@MissionRejected on Twitter) with his partners at The Porch Room, an independent production company whose works have been performed on three continents. A number of his plays have been published by Samuel French as part of the compilation Accidents Happen . Go to bio

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