Runs Like a Gazelle by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

Runs Like a Gazelle

Athletics staff at a small mid-West college recruit a jolly ex-Eastern Bloc coach passed over by everybody else to train a fleet-of-foot deliveryman from the poor side of town for a big State track meet.

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"Runs Like a Gazelle" is a fictional story in the vein of "Rocky" or "The Karate Kid", but without the fights, and with a cute romance. The sport in question is the 100 meter sprint.

Oh, and you might as well throw in a little bit of "It's a Wonderful Life", because one of the underlying themes is "volunteerism" and strangers who offer a helping hand. I think it's about time a movie was made about those amazing people, don't you?! Certainly, my protagonist, Donnie Lopez - for all the effort he puts out and all the troubles he surmounts - wouldn't get too far without a little help!

If you'd like to view this fun and uplifting modestly-budgeted 4-quad story, which has a wide assortment of characters to broaden its appeal, I look forward to sending it to you. (Also available as Pilot + Episode One)

Producers: Please contact me for the full script/synopsis, or buy the Kindle version at
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007U92BJ2

Note: Miami Screenplay Awards QUARTER FINALIST - 2022

Submitted: February 23, 2017
Last Updated: July 22, 2022

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The Writer: Steve Garry

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