The Key Operator by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

The Key Operator

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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.)

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Submitted: February 23, 2017
Last Updated: August 31, 2020

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The Writer: Steve Garry

I wrote my first screenplay in 2008, at the age of 52. It was a surprise, yet predicable too, for composition was my favorite subject in my earliest years of elementary school. But somewhere between the ages of 10 and 52, I must have felt that writing wasn't a serious or possibly an attainable career. My writing methodology is unique because I use many of the same skills I used for decades as a software programmer. The stories must be both "logical" and "bug free". Oh, and hopefully, thought-provoking, entertaining, suspenseful, or humorous, often in the same script, with captivating characters and story lines, especially given the complex themes I often take on in my work. From satire to... Go to bio
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