Seven Days in La Suerte by John Iannucci | Script Revolution

Seven Days in La Suerte

When the bank in his small, desert town is stolen (literally the building), a former NYPD detective is forced to face down a Mexican cartel, local drug lords, East Coast mobsters and his former demons.



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Former New York City cop Sam Mecurrio lives with his wife in the desert town of La Suerte, New Mexico, as proprietor of a small diner. He uses this mundane existence to hide from his haunting memory of not having saved his partner – a memory that plagues him and affects his marriage.
What Sam doesn't know is that the town he picked to run from his law-enforcement past is actually a crime-infested mecca – serving as both a major drug-smuggling link to the West Coast and a witness protection relocation site for two recent mob informants. For a guy who never really wanted to follow his family into chasing crime, he's picked the worst place possible to escape from it..
Led by matriarch Winnie Plotter, the Plotter family has designed and operates the perfect drug-smuggling business – a tunnel between La Suerte and Juarez, Mexico that connects the infamous Suarez cartel to her bank in La Suerte. (That's right, Suarez from Juarez.) Additionally, she controls the local sheriff, Tom Durant.
Unknown to the Plotters, the bank has recently had a cash infusion – a million dollars of stolen East Coast mob money deposited by two FBI informants who have been relocated to the town.
Between the Winnie and Diego searching for their lost money and goods and the two informants, who aren;'t very bright, trying to make the quiet town their own own crime Mecca, the laughs and action are often.
In the end, Sam must face his demons and confront the situation .... only to find his situation and the demons aren't at all what they seem.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

Top 20% in 2018 Nichols (2 positive reviews) Did not make quarter finals)
Finalist Austin Table Reads
Screen play gurus gave it a “Strongly consider” in coverage (since rewritten)
Script reader pro (2021) - Consider With Reservations

Submitted: March 11, 2018
Last Updated: August 1, 2022

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The Writer: John Iannucci

After 45 years of successful coaching at the college and high school levels, I took a bold step, deciding to exchange my whistle and clip for pen and paper and return to my childhood love of writing. My very first completed script, "7 days in La Suerte," finished in the top 20% in the prestigious Nichols and was a finalist in the Austin Table Reads. Since then I have written four more unique, dynamic, high concept scripts that feature complex arcs, unique characters and situations and deep human themes and am right now looking for possible production. Finished, polished scripts: THE LAST GOOD MAN (Most recently finished 8/20) GENRE : Crime drama LOGLINE: A man, who wakes up in a basement... Go to bio

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