Save the Children by D.C. Copeland | Script Revolution

Save the Children

After her twin sister is murdered trying to save children from trafficking in an unnamed SE Asian country, the woman joins forces with a jaded expat to find and kill the killer.



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Rich, single, and self-absorbed, Huang Wu lives in Hong Kong where she gets word that her goody-two-shoes twin sister Guiying-- who has been saving children from a life in the brothels of an unnamed SE Asian country-- has been murdered.

Huang arrives at an airport in that country to retrieve her body. Guiying's friend Joe Bannister is waiting for her. He's an expat CIA agent living out his days in a sleazy bar he owns. He takes a quick disliking of Huang, thinking her spoiled and entitled; until he learns over drinks that Huang has been supporting the orphanage financially-- and that she proposes finding and killing Guiying's murderers. That's something Joe needed to hear because he had been planning to do the same thing-- partially in an effort to redeem himself for not being there to fight for Guiying's life. Plans are made to infiltrate the sex trade. Joe tells her he thinks Prattana, Guiying's 12-year-old adopted daughter who once was a child prostitute, can identify Guiying's killers and convinces Huang to attend an embassy party that night because it will afford her a chance to make contact with people who can help her. At the party, Joe introduces Huang to Dennison, a Brit construction contractor working in the country. With the information gathered there, the following evening Huang visits a bordello rumored to specialize in children to ostensibly make a drug buy. She's led upstairs and meets the bordello's owner: Dennison. He orders his men to hold her down and shoots her up with heroin. Later, as the sun rises, police find Huang on a street, barely alive. Joe gets a call from a friendly detective and Joe picks her up and takes her back to his bar.

That night Joe's bar is attacked by Dennison's men because Huang, while in a drugged state, told Dennison everything-- including news that Prattana can identify the killers of her sister. Huang fights off the bad guys with martial arts-- Huang is a black belt-- but not before Prattana is kidnapped.

Joe and Huang storm the bordello, killing and maiming guards as they close in on Dennison. Dennison orders his men to gather up his "property"-- the kids-- which are evidence against him. Two dump trucks filled with kids pull out of the compound. Dennison escapes in one of the trucks with Prattana in his hands. Joe and Huang hop on a dirt bike and give chase.

The bike catches up to trucks as they race into a warehouse area where Dennison stores his company's construction equipment. A shoot-out ensues and Prattana manages to get away. Huang kills Dennison but Joe dies as well.

A year passes. Huang has continued her sister's work with the establishment of an orphanage in Guiying's name. Prattana is by her side, helping. But as child sex trade stats fade in and out over the closing images, it's revealed that Huang, acting alone and at night, is killing hundreds of men-- their bodies hidden in a wilderness ravine-- who traveled there to have sex with children.

Submitted: May 16, 2017
Last Updated: January 20, 2022

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The Writer: D.C. Copeland

Hello, thanks for taking a look at who I am. Hopefully you aren't here because you were “misdirected,” that you want to find out more about just who this D.C. Copeland is after reading one of my loglines. I'm an artist, a muralist, and a writer whose canvases and stories are for the most part writ large across time and space. While in college at the University of Miami , I co-founded Ecology Action of Florida . That sense of saving the environment can be found in many of my works. While creating works of art and fiction, I supported myself and my family as the Warner Bros Pictures Florida Field Rep for Publicity and Promotion for nearly 20-years. During that time I got to know many... Go to bio

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