Breaking The Chain
Posted by David Braga
Written by David Braga
Screenplay, 122 pages (Drama, Comedy)
Viewed by: 56 Members
Uploaded: Sep 13, 2014
Latest Draft: Oct 01, 2014
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A gambler wins millions on a crazy bet, yet is unable to tell anyone. Instead, he resolves to secretly use the money to improve the lives of those closest to him, and win back the love of his long-suffering wife.
Steve is stuck in a dead-end job stacking shelves in the north of England, and spends all his spare time and money down at the local bookmaker’s, dreaming of the big win. His long-suffering wife, sick of him wasting their future, makes him go to Gambler’s Anonymous and tells him if he ever bets again, she’ll leave him.
So when he follows advice from one of his meetings, and wins millions, he is faced with a problem. If he shares his news with the most important person in his life, she may well take her share and file for divorce.
He decides to restore their relationship first, by using the money secretly, to change her life for the better, make her happy, and win back her love and trust. Then he sees problems elsewhere that he can fix, with family and friends. Soon, he’s quietly pulling strings all around town.
When things end up going wrong, his secrets spiral out of control, and he begins to lose everyone and everything he ever held dear, he realises there are some problems that no amount of money can fix.