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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Family Man – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite

 

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Family Man

Before a member of a mob family can be named the new Capo, he has to take care of an unpleasant task to prove his loyalty to the family.

Mob movies are an interesting subculture… one which has spawned some – well, really seriously good sh*t.   Seriously: The GodfatherScarfacePulp Fiction. Reservoir DogsThe Sopranos.  The list goes on.  When done right, the genre seems to create some of the best quotes in film history, and some of the most memorable characters.  But since it’s been done so many times, how can a mob script find fresh material?

Family Man manages to pull it off.  Starting in familiar territory, FM fades in on Johnny Parisi, a loyal mob soldier that’s been handpicked as the new Capo.  You see, Frankie – the older Capo – doublecrossed the boss. As a result, they’re still scraping Frankie (and his dog) off his lawn. The thing is – Boss Lombardo doesn’t want a repeat performance.  So he’s testing Johnny first.  Before he gets his promotion, Johnny’ll have to take care of Frankie’s accomplice.  But when Parisi finds out who that is, all his plans go to hell.  Who’s the rat? And will Johnny pull the trigger? Or end up on the wrong end of Lombardo’s wrath?

If you wanna find out, you’re gonna have to open this script yourself. ‘Cause I ain’t gonna be the one to spill the beans…

About the writer: Gary Howell is an attorney who has been writing as a hobby for years, and his short “The Family Man,” led to a connection with an Australian film director. The two collaborated on a feature film, “Broad Daylight,” which is currently in pre-production, with filming to begin in New Orleans in July. He is currently working on two new features.

Pages: 10

Budget: Moderate.  This isn’t a Tarantino script – you won’t blow your budget on squibs.  But there are a moderate number of locations (both exterior and interior) and a healthy number of characters.  But the settings are pretty flexible; this could be shot most anywhere.

READ THIS SCRIPT HERE – AND DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT!

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4 Comments so far

1.

Anonymous
September 10th, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Hello, I attempted to open the script for Family Man however the dropbox link has been disabled. Is this still available to read? Thank you for your time.

2.

wonkavite
September 10th, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Hi Anonymous! Apologies for the inconvenience. We’ve updated the link: you should be able to read this script now (and definitely should!) :))

Best,

–Wonkavite (Moderator of STS)

3.

dan
September 10th, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Nice twist at the end there! But how close are these brothers if all he does to Tommy is ask for two bottles of wine? The Parisi you’ve set up seems like he’d punch his brother in the face and then accept the job. Lol

4.

KP Mackie
September 12th, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Terrific twist.
Wondered the entire time what the explanation was going to be.
Keeps a reader invested, which is always a great thing!
Well done. 🙂

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