The Key Operator by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

The Key Operator

In 1961 Manhattan, when a bookkeeper is caught using the new office machine to help his girlfriend, his unscrupulous boss squeezes him to take part in extortion against the owner, leading to betrayal and murder.

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Tagline: Copying isn't stealing - it's murder

Best-laid-plans mean precious little as the paths of a bookkeeper, his unprincipled boss, the new girl in the mailroom, and the strict Key Operator who's responsible for the photocopy machine, become entangled. The twists never let up as greed, double-crosses and blackmail spin out of control into murder.

"Key" is a celebration of office politics, which never changes no matter the era. It's about JFK- and Cold War-era morality, the Mercury rocket program, and even budding women's lib. (Meaning: In this story, the ladies show the guys who's boss, even though the protagonist is a fellow.)

If you'd like to view this fun noir, I look forward to sending it to you.

Producers: Please contact me for the full script/synopsis, or buy the Kindle version at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007UQ8LOO

Submitted: February 23, 2017
Last Updated: August 22, 2021

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The Writer: Steve Garry

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