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 writer, director, and actor, as well as a co-founding member of the production company ‘The Porch Room’. With that group he co-created the comedy fiction podcast “Mission: Rejected” (@missionrejected on Twitter), which consistently ranks in the top 50 comedy fiction podcasts in the US, UK, Australia, and several other nations (go Moldova!). Also with The Porch Room, John wrote two entries in the one act compilation ‘Accidents Happen’ which was subsequently published by Concord Theatricals (formerly Samuel French) and has to date been performed on four continents. Other stage works of John’s include the science fiction one-act ‘Zebulon’s Calling’, which was performed by... Go to bio

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