Panic in the Street by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

Panic in the Street

A detective realizes that the escalating violence that plagues his city is part of a dark competition by teenage misfits.

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Random acts of increasingly-dangerous vandalism have the city in a panic. Are they due to terrorism, gang wars, or something else?

As a bribery accusation against Det. Rick Jordan puts his law enforcement career in jeopardy, he struggles to prove a suspicion he has about the crime wave.

Can he deflect society’s idealized innocence of his young suspects, who have no apparent motives and no criminal records? And can he avert the next plot, whose potential aftermath no one - especially its pre-adolescent perpetrator - can begin to estimate?

Note that this is not a pubescent action/thriller about how cool it would be for a bunch of bored teenagers to commit high-value property crimes. It is an intense personal drama with a message about the monsters we make of children through their abuse or neglect. There are also several panicky big-crowd set pieces that make it at least a medium-budget production, a nascent romance that'll make the audience feel really good, a strong arc that forces you to ponder what it means to accept responsibility, as well as several very strong female roles.

I look forward to sending this screenplay for your review! (Also available as Pilot + Episode One)

Producers: Please contact the author for the full PDFs, or preview at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V8L0T6K

Submitted: February 21, 2017
Last Updated: December 23, 2020

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The Writer: Steve Garry

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