Someone Gotta Pay by Mark Millicent | Script Revolution

Someone Gotta Pay

'A perfectly normal family road trip starts with a minor traffic accident and ends in total disaster when the past of the old West hurtles into the present to meet them head on.'



Page Count: 



Age Rating:

Based On: 

Brad Fisher an overworked, overly imaginative advertising creative lets his preoccupation with his latest ‘Wild West' Ad campaign take over his life. He never dreamed he would be present at a vindictive Western Judges hanging tree back in 1878, front row seat wearing a noose for a necktie, as he pays for the horrific murder of his entire family - or did he? At an abandoned Ghost town, one after another, things get out of control. A bizarre traffic accident that involves a jay-walking ‘ gunslinger,' sets the wheels in motion. All bets are off, back to a time no longer in existence, except in the past where justice is what one vengeful Judge says it is. Retribution is brutal under the law of the old west and the difference between a nightmare and harsh reality could be just three bullet ricochets away. When dreams really do meet reality, maybe therapy is the only answer, after all it's the American way?

And just like recurring dreams, those weekly therapy appointments do come around all too quickly! Maybe the next appointment session will restore the reality; Maybe?

Submitted: September 19, 2020
Last Updated: September 30, 2020

Want to read this script? You must join the revolution first. Don't worry, it's free, easy, everyone's welcome, and you can start reading right away.

This Script Is Loved By

D.C. Copeland's picture
Wilmer Villanueva's picture
Mark Millicent's picture

The Writer: Mark Millicent

From the UK midlands now residing in Los Angeles US - I like to write comedy but pretty much anything that I find interesting is fair game - I storyboard most of my scripts - as a day job I'm a professional storyboard artist for movies and commercials. A few short films shot and several scripts completed, some UK/US options and awards now and again. US 800 Art Directors Guild member. Go to bio
Agent: Looking

More Scripts From Mark

'A talented soccer player bonds with an injured hawk while recovering from a devastating car wreck as he needs to save his family from an unhinged psychopath - his brother.
Feature Crime, Family For sale 103pp
3 readers love this script
Fizzy Days
A couple of lads quest for two tricked mopeds because 'Everybody knows if you’ve got the right ride you can pull the birds!'
Feature Comedy For sale 105pp
2 readers love this script
A Date with an Angel
A badass biker meets his match and his destiny with a young girl on a mountain road.
Short Fantasy, Horror For sale 12pp
1 reader loves this script
The Fantastic Rocket
Transformers meets the Time Machine with a dash of the ‘Rocketeer - but with a dragonfly!
Short Animation, Family, Sci-Fi For sale 10pp
1 reader loves this script
The Fishing Lure
With some collectible antique fishing lures now worth north of six figures it opens up a world of vintage rods, reels and romance to make a good excuse for shenanigans!
Feature Comedy, Drama, Romance For sale 101pp
A Bouncy Business
Some days the Bouncy Business can be murder and mayhem in the inflatable world of children's party planning - planning is everything!
Feature Comedy For sale 105pp