Submission Samples from the Action Genre

Title: The Real Maverick

Logline: This is the exciting - True story of a "regular guy" who made it against all odds in the grueling, demanding, and often dangerous world of flying US Navy fighter jets.

Synopsis: We follow our protagonist from his childhood of athletic endeavor through winning of his US Navy "Wings of Gold" and the ups and downs along the way. This is a "Rudyesque" story whereby our main character must continually fight uphill to achieve the success he dreams of because he is not one of the "chosen". He is an outsider (a modern day "Bruno Stachel" from the 1960's move "The Blue Max") but all he wants to do is fit in and be himself as well as perform as well as or maybe better than anybody else. Unfortunately, he often finds it hard to be accepted personally by his peers even though he tries to be a good guy. He achieves his goal in the end - or does he?

Title: Guns and Angels-The Queen of Oceans

Logline: May the winds be your wings; To prevent his girlfriend`s death, a man is forced to draw her closer to her death

Synopsis: Curtis, a hip hop superstar, finds himself soaking in memories concerning the death of his true love, a death that he caused. He meets Jack, a sagacious old man, sent by a Higher Authority, who takes him back in time; with music, in ten days, Curtis must rescue Tanya from emotional wreckage before commits suicide. Love must flow from his heart, into the microphone, and make its way to Tanya`s heart. If he succeeds, they will live happily ever after. Tough love defines his mission. Should his shady past catch up with him, guns will come in handy Curtis is not told that Tanya is now the Ocean Queen, God`s promise to the Oceans, overriding the darkness caused by lost souls. From her breath, the ocean creatures now live. She however had an immature death and came to the oceans with a broken heart, which got heavy until she sank to the floor. She is dying, only a song, deep, can heal her wounds. Angels have no rest, Curtis` past catches up, high school dramas jeopardize the mission

Title: Bullet Wound

Logline: An assassin is given the assignment of murdering a woman who resembles that of his late mother

Synopsis: In the corrupt slums of New York, where the difference between life and death is within inches, Gabriel Lee fits in perfectly. His identity is unknown, his bullets are fatal and his heart is as dark as the night sky. He is a true assassin with no empathy and no feelings of regret. It's no wonder the streets refer to him as "Ghost". With such proficient skill in both gun and hand-to-hand combat, the cost of his bullets seems like top priority. However, when he is forced to kill a woman resembling that of his deceased mother, the bullets become a little more valuable. A beautiful maiden and a deadly assassin. Raven. The name of the bird he last saw when witnessing his mother's death 7 years ago. Unable to pull the trigger, he is forced to face himself as never before. Feeling the effects of heated combat, Gabriel's heart rises up and now he must choose his stand in this fight.

Title: Master of the 7 Disciples of Bruce Lee

Logline: A vengeful Martial Arts master whose older brother was beaten by Bruce on the set of Enter the Dragon, sets out to destroy the 7 men associated with him on the 40 year anniversary of the movie.

Synopsis: Jackie Chan, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, and four other legends train Maxine Castro, a sixteen year old student to get to the title match of the LONG BEACH INTERNATIONALS against a rival student named Lance Arrington during the 40 year anniversary tour of Enter the Dragon, while being stalked by vengeful Chonglin Chen, the younger brother of a background actor who was embarrassed and beaten by Bruce Lee on the set, and died in shame. I studied writing at L.A. City College, and I'm a published novelist of 3 books, and 8 screenplays. I would like to submit this screenplay for your consideration, and can be contacted as listed below. Thank you. M. Anthony Phillips 9105 glen garden drive st. louis, mo. 63136 314-867-4543 314-378-7095

Title: Enduring Freedom

Logline: Marine officer, Jack Williams, is sent to free US soldiers from a ruthlessTaliban prison. He falls in love with a beautiful rebel trying to free hersister from the Taliban and together they fight.

Synopsis: Marine officer, JACK WILLIAMS,is sent to Afghanistan to free his fellow soldiers from a Taliban prison. Travelling through the Afghan mountains, he meets, MINA, a beautiful and intelligent rebel who is fighting to rescue her captive sister from the Taliban. The two are suddenly caught in the crossfire of a bloody Taliban raid and escape to pursue their missions together. A local villager guides Jack and Mina to the Taliban command base in Pashmool. Jack explodes the weapons warehouse to cause a massive distraction. While the Taliban guards run to the explosion, Jack and Mina rush to free the prisoners from the black holes called prison. Jack frees his soldiers while Mina finally frees her beloved sister and the three rush out to make their escape. A Taliban guard returns to the prison just in time to see the three running from the prison. He takes aim and fires one last fatal shot as the three friends run for their lives and for freedom.

Title: Search For Madness

Logline: Amy comes face to face with a psychopath who had tried to kill her once before. Amy doesn't recognize him. She has amnesia. Can she stop him before her whole family is destroyed?

Synopsis: One rainy night, LUKE nearly runs over AMY. Amy doesn't remember the events leading to her parent's disappearance. Luke reluctantly joins the search for Amy's parents along with Amy's spinster aunt LIZZIE. Lizzie and Luke are complete opposites. They find themselves drawn to each other against their nature. In there midst arrives LARRY. Larry's presence makes Amy feel a sudden inexplicable fear. Larry recognizes Amy as the only witness to his crime. Before Amy realizes his true identity, Larry takes her and her family hostage. WGA Registration No.WGAw 1292238

Title: Bajadores

Logline: An embattled Sheriff is forced to lead a group of inexperienced deputies against a sophisticated Mexican crime syndicate in order to save a once peaceful town in middle-America.

Synopsis: FBI Special Agent Jacob Burke has got it all: a great job, a gorgeous wife, and a new baby on the way. But his poor judgment has led to the ultimate loss. Unable to cope, Jacob quits the Bureau and moves back to where he and his wife grew up, Redemption County, Iowa. Three years later, Jacob is a recovering alcoholic shuffling through life as a self-pitying Sheriff in a dull small town. Meanwhile, Marcos, a charming sociopath who heads a drug syndicate, is released from prison. Eager to revolutionize the future of smuggling, he devises an ingenious plan to move his operation into the largely defenseless heartland. Unfortunately for Redemption County, where go the drugs, so go the vicious home invasion rip crews. Determined to make right his wrongs and save his town, Jacob sets off on a mission to take down Marcos and his entire crew.

Title: Search For Madness

Logline: An engineer rescues a ten year old girl with amnesia. He becomes a reluctant participant in the search for her parents. Along the way, he befriends a psychopath with a secret that can destroy them.

Synopsis: Luke finds Amy unconsious on a rainy night. He meets her spinster aunt Lizzie and sparks fly. He is reluctant to search for Amy's parents. They are forced to spend the night in the woods. They find a burning car that belongs to Amy's parents. Luke hitches a ride with Larry. But Larry is hiding a secret that could kill them. Luke and the others struggle for survival with a killer on their heels.


Logline: A four man Seal Team in the Hindu Kush mountains takes a runaway child bride under their wing, only to be threatened by a murderous Jinn(Genie).

Synopsis: LT. JOHN TIERNAY is a killer by training. He leads a four man Seal Team active in the mountains outside Kandahar, where they find a beaten runaway child bride. The choice to help this girl, KHADIGA, alone in the world, without protectors, leads Tiernay and his men into a terrifying Arabian Nights fantasy, where a powerful Jinn threatens to kill them all. As they are picked off, one by one, Tiernay comes to realize the creature cannot be killed directly. Instead, he must kill Khadiga's husband, who is the Jinn's master, and set the beast free. This is a great risk, but Khadiga tells him that Jinns, though all powerful, are fundamentally stupid. Tiernay must somehow trick it, talk it back into the bottle from where it came, if they are to have any chance of surviving. WGA #1450998

Title: The Enemies Walk Free

Logline: Harry and John have an assignment to steal some documents, which provide important evidence in the defense of a person, who is accused of genocide by Hague prosecutors.

Synopsis: The action begins when among the stolen documents, they find a folder with numbers. The folder is actually bank account numbers for war profiteers from the war in the former Yugoslavia. Without knowing what they have, they are surprised by the fact that everyone who hears about the folder wants to possess it. Harry and John becomes a target for a lot of interested groups and individuals, including the European secret services and the mafia, which are ready to take whatever they want, no matter the cost.