Can't Buy Me Love

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COMEDY ACTION CRIME

1960s & '70s

Dan McNeil

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In 1964, a revenge-filled ex-con with the help of his over-the-hill gang and a sexy bank employee, decides the best time to knock over the same bank he tried to rob twenty-five years earlier is during the live performance of the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show provided he can stay one step ahead of the scheming bank president and the New Jersey mob.

Genre

Comedy, Action, Crime,

Short Summary

Ex-con Sonny Carter is released from prison after serving 25 years for bank robbery with one thing on his mind - revenge. As the stool pigeon who ratted him out is now the president of the bank he wants to hit, he tries to assemble his now over the hill gang to help him out.


After watching their best friend Morrie die, Sonny and the rest leave the scene. Months later, Sonny and Sarah visit Morrie's grave. Through Sonny's monologue, the reader realizes that not only did they get away with the loot, their revenge on stool pigeon Eddie Bishop is complete.

Setting

New York City, New York

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

,Revenge

Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Sonny Carter

Age: 57

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Confident, Funny, Masculine, Underdog, Aggressive, Badass, Charming, Criminal, Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Morrie Cooper

Age: 57

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Modest, Selfless, Clumsy, Empathetic, Faithful

Additional Character Details

Name: Eddie Bishop

Age: 57

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Educated, Insecure, Villainous, Aggressive, Confident, Greedy, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Power-hungry

Additional Character Details

Name: Sarah Garrett

Age: 45

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Funny, Seductive, Sexy, Sophisticated, Beautiful, Complex, Confident, Educated, Charming, Decisive, Empathetic, Engaging

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Shubblie Publications

Year Published: 2012

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Supplemental Materials

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