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OPTIONED FEATURE:
First, Do No Harm
OPTIONED DRAMATIC SERIES:
The Name is Ness

For further information regarding screenplay rights, contact:

    Hudson Agency

    Susan Giordano

    sue@hudsonagency.net

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First, Do No Harm
(Optioned)

Logline:

 

A convict must escape prison and find cash hidden during a bank robbery 15 years ago if he’s to save his family from the ex‑partner that holds them hostage.

Synopsis:

 

Ten years ago Tyrone Pastor agreed to participate in a heist that would secure his family’s financial future and allow his little brother to go to college.  Best of all, it was the theft of drug money being laundered in a mob bank.  But Ty and his brother were betrayed by their partner, Jacob Sands.  Ty wound up in the prison hospital, and his brother in the morgue.  Jacob Sands was captured.  The money was never recovered.  And the only person who knew where the money had been hidden, was Ty’s dead younger brother.

Ten years of incarceration have made Ty a model prisoner.  He works in the infirmary and takes pre-med courses with the intention of one day speaking the Hippocratic Oath.  But not even a decade will put down the guilt that comes from leading his little brother to a bad end.  This regrets fuels the white-hot burn of his morality even as it widens the schism with what is left of his family.  Ten years later, Ty’s mother still will not take his calls.

Incarceration has made Jacob Sands leaner, meaner, and certain of one thing: Tyrone knows where his money lies.  During a Federal appeals hearing, Sands and accomplices escape custody.  US Marshals bulldog Sand’s trail, but not before he collects Ty’s mother and sister as hostages.  The price of their freedom is $6M in cash that Ty’s brother hid.

Now that Sands is back, everything Ty has achieved weighs against the fate of his mother and little sister.  Three months from eligibility for parole, Ty breaks jail, racing the US Marshals to find Sands.  All while pursuing the riddle of where his brother hid the cash.  That enigma takes him to their ancestral home, through the rural county where they hit a mob bank on counting day ten years ago, and on a trek through canyons that provide habitat to wildcats, bears, and bats. 

Ty is pursued alternately by mobsters who have not forgotten the origin of the stolen funds, US Marshals, and a FBI fugitive task force competing with Marshals for the glory of Sands' capture.  All the while, Ty is dying slowly from wounds received during his prison breakout.  Ty realizes that capture or failure means the death of all the family he has left. 

The question is, how far will he go to resist capture?  Will he violate his private oath to do no more harm?  If he has the opportunity to revenge himself on Sands for his brother’s death, will he shed blood or will he keep his hard-won morality intact from a vengeful ex-partner who plans to break Ty before he recovers the money and sees Ty dead.

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