Posted by Donna Brodsky
Written by Donna Brodsky
Screenplay, 117 pages (Drama, Crime)
Viewed by: 20 Members
Uploaded: Aug 06, 2020
Latest Draft: Jan 27, 2022
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During the Great Depression, a starving farm boy, desperate to make something of himself, turns gun thug for a struggling coal mine but when he bears witness to his boss' cruel tactics to do anything to make a buck he must make a choice between a handsome paycheck or humanity which comes at a staggering cost.
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During the Great Depression, a desperate farm boy secures a job as an electric lineman in order to send money home to literally save the family farm only to suffer a crippling accident rendering him unemployed, homeless and starving. Hopeless after being beaten out of his last twenty dollars, he hops a boxcar for home and stumbles into an “opportunity” to hire on as an armed guard for the Hardcastle coal mine.
Enjoying his newfound security, a full belly, and hard-earned love of a good woman, he is dismayed to uncover his boss’ ruthless tactics to cut corners, keep the miners in poverty, servitude and sometimes even cause their death. He finds himself in a dilemma when faced with a choice that comes with dire consequences when he must choose between the paycheck he's come to enjoy or humanity.