Super Chief by Michael Field | Script Revolution

Super Chief

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Spring, 1944. A Nazi sleeper cell infiltrates the Super Chief Railroad, hijacking a shipment of uranium to give Germany the atomic bomb. An Army Lieutenant and MGM’s new star, Frank Sinatra, are America’s only hope.
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The Super Chief – Railway to the Stars! – races from Chicago to Los Angeles carrying civilians looking for adventure across the country, celebrities on their way home to Hollywood and the U.S. Government’s secret to the success of World War II.

Inside two gold-plated containers are U-235 flakes being delivered to the army base in Los Alamos. Once in the hands of Oppenheimer and the members of the Manhattan Project, the U.S. will be one step closer to the ultimate weapon – The Atomic Bomb.

In the Spring of 1944, Army Lieutenant Thomas Kelly is tasked with transporting the radioactive material. Kelly was recently overseas in Operation Husky where he personally took the blame for the loss of his unit during a sniper attack on the streets of Sicily. Returning home, Kelly seeks redemption and fosters a sense of isolation worried about being the cause of another’s well-being.

This trans-continental trip also includes The Voice - Frank Sinatra. Sinatra has recently signed with MGM and uproots his family from their home in New Jersey to start a new life in Los Angeles. Sinatra also seeks validation for his patriotism as he’s failed several times to join the war effort – A damaged ear drum keeps him from serving. The press, seeking readers, cite cowardice when referring to Sinatra’s lack of service, something that troubles the Chairman of the Board.

Of course, then there’s the Nazis on board.

A Nazi plot emerges to hijack the shipment and return it to the Fatherland where Germany seeks to beat the United States at their own game. The country that has the bomb rules the world The Super Chief is swarming with Nazi Agents with one mission. Get the briefcase of uranium. Only two people stand in the way of a successful Nazi mission:

A disgraced Lieutenant and a national treasure.

Submitted: June 17, 2019
Last Updated: June 17, 2019

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The Writer: Michael Field

My Why I grew up loving the cinema. I still do. That love spurned me towards storytelling. At first, I started out as an actor and soon realized, while I enjoy it, I prefer creating the story and not just being part of it and I've been telling stories for over 20 years. When we all start watching movies and television shows and we find the ones we love, we really don't know why. But my desire to become a storyteller forced me to realize that without story, without great writing, all those movies wouldn't last. It's the story that keeps the great ones with us for our lives. My Work I started out creating skit shows on VHS-C which, as you can guess, was cutting edge back in the day. Way back... Go to bio

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