The Detail by Dave Miller | Script Revolution

The Detail

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What happens when you put all the very worst of federal law enforcement in the same room?
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The History of Hollywood is awash with canonizing tomes about Federal Law Enforcement, from "The Silence of theLambs", to "Argo", to "NCIS". When it comes to the "The Detail", however, things well... take a slightly different approach.

Thanks to a mis-translation of terrorist activity by the CIA, the Agency informs federal law enforcement that there is an imminent threat against a prominent member of the US Executive. The terrorists were planning on assassinating Assistant Director of the FBI Vincent Parris, the world's foremost counter-terrorism expert, yet, through losses in translation, the Agency determines there is instead imminent threat against the Chairman of the National Endowment forthe Arts. As the NEA has no agents at its disposal, yet in need of staffing a protective detail immediately, Federal Agencies around Washington are asked to cough up bodies to protect the Chairman. Loth to protect the prima donna Chairman, Federal Agencies instead cough up only the worst of each their organizations.

Enter Special Agent in Charge Damon Brink, a Secret Service agent who is under suspension for getting the DHS Directors sixteen year old daughter "trauma naked" during an asthma attack; Shift Leader Garth Schoenborn of Force Protection Division, the "Literal Gear Queer", that is, a brilliant tactical and technical agent who is at the same time, nevertheless, fabulously gay; Rod and Ron Clutter of the Diplomatic Security Service, two identical twins as much as they are identical miscreants, but because of their perfect likenesses Internal Affairs is never able to determine which one was the actual culprit; Special Agent Khaliya Abdulaziz of the FBI, unpopular for being female, unpopular for being Muslim, and most unpopular for being a twelfth-degree blackbelt in Kung Fu which led her to deck the FBI Director; and finally, Advance Agent Chrissie Pizzuti from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, whose beautiful body has managed to manipulate more supervisors that she ever did criminals in the field.

There's nothing wrong with lionizing Federal Law Enforcement... there's certainly nothing wrong with lampooning it, either. The series is meant to be shot on location in Washington, DC, incorporating public figures of the Federal Government playing themselves, much as Hollywood celebrities did in "Entourage" and political figures did in the movie, “Dave”. In times of decreasing faith in Washington, "The Detail"’s off-the-wall comedy will speak to America's multiple apprehensions of the current age.

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2018 Quarterfinalist, Page International Screenplay Competition

Submitted: January 12, 2018
Last Updated: March 26, 2019

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The Writer: Dave Miller

Dave Miller wasted his youth on Shakespeare and all the corresponding 19th century musical accompaniments. He has managed to undo good in several professions, among them the U.S Army and the U.S. State Department, all after graduating at the bottom of his class from Georgetown University, which considers him their greatest living embarrassment after Irene McGee from "Real World: Seattle". He speaks atrocious Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italian, and when not writing can be found walking one of the several routes of Camino de Santiago de Compostela. In addition to these travels he has visited 50 countries around the world, all of which have yet to invite him back. Go to bio
Manager: Olga Nerey, Dapper Bird Entertainment

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