Santa Maria by Matt Hubsher | Script Revolution

Santa Maria

After being introduced for the first time, Maria Alvarez must work together with her boyfriend's mother Rhonda to rescue him from a kidnapping.



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The introduction does not go well at all and Maria, a bit soured on the whole trip, wants to call it off and just make it a day trip instead of a weekend. The boyfriend, Trey, determined to cheer her up, looks for a local pot dealer; he finds a particularly eccentric one named Yancey, who insists that they return to his house to complete the transaction. After a squabble about pricing, Trey goes to leave but Yancey holds him hostage. Maria goes to the police alone (Rhonda has gone to bed) but they're totally unhelpful. The next morning, Maria and Rhonda trace his steps and that brings them to Yancey's house. Yancey, meanwhile, has introduced Trey to his polygamist family over breakfast.

Maria and Rhonda show up while they eat breakfast; Yancey lies to get them away from the house, raises the perimeter fence, and sends the ransom demand: $100k, 24 hours. Rhonda enlists the help of her neighbor Shea, a widower with a farm, who suggests an armed assault of the house given the incompetence of the local police. They execute the smash and grab mission--Yancey's father Peter is killed and all four escape safely. Yancey and one of his mothers Paige attempt to exact revenge but, as this is a comedy, it is easily foiled; Maria and Trey leave with a standing invitation to return anytime.

Submitted: April 23, 2019
Last Updated: April 23, 2019

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The Writer: Matt Hubsher

Fueled mostly by coffee and a little bit of booze, I have a real hankering to write that doesn't go away. Even when I would prefer not to be writng, it just slides out of me in an uncontrollable fashion, and I just have to sit and deal with it until it stops. So, it seems like it's just a thing I want to do for the rest of my life, whether I like it or not. I'll be writing movies until I die, because that's just how I am. The way I look at it: you can save the cat and complete the hero's journey and do all that good stuff the books tell you to; nobody gives a fuck about your script if the characters interact like the stock characters you read about in those books. I will give you unique... Go to bio

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