Deadly Pranks

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DRAMA ACTION DETECTIVE MYSTERY SUSPENSE / THRILLER YOUNG ADULT ADVENTURE DRAMA MYSTERY SUSPENSE/THRILLER ACTION CRIME HORROR YOUNG ADULT

1960s & '70s

DC Rush

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Logline

Deadly Pranks is a story about four teenage boys, life-long friends, who enjoy playing pranks around the neighborhood. Eventually their mischief crosses the line when a local farmer and family man suffers a fatal heart attack. His daughters vow revenge and soon have their opportunity to capture the boys and teach them a violent lesson.

Genre

Drama, Action, Detective, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller, Young Adult,,Adventure,Drama,Mystery,Suspense/Thriller,Action,Crime,Horror,Young Adult

Short Summary

Four teenage boys pull a destructive prank causing the death of a local farmer. The farmer has two daughters. They learn all they can about the boys then once their plan is in place, they kidnap the boys and hold them in cages to be tortured and humiliated.


Two daughters of a local farmer exact revenge on four boys they hold responsible for their father's death. Eventually, two of the boys die and two are released. The FBI and local police arrest and convict two Cleveland men of the crimes while the farmer's daughters remain free.

Setting

1963 Kirtland, Ohio, Cleveland Ohio

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Tragedy,,Rebellion Against 'The One'

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Meaningful Message,,Other

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Jake Adams

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Outspoken, Strong Moral Code, Faithful, Funny, Insecure, Adventurous, Clumsy,Adventurous,Aggressive,Confident,Villainous,Complex,Desperate,Empathetic,Flexible,Leader,Unapologetic,Skillful,Outspoken,Selfless,Blunt,Modest,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Kenny Lang

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Sarcastic, Adventurous, Aggressive, Confident, Crazy, Criminal, Leader,Aggressive,Complex,Confident,Villainous,Clumsy

Additional Character Details

Name: Tony Sawyer

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aggressive, Criminal, Insecure,Aggressive,Confident,Decisive,Criminal,Flexible,Naive,Villainous,Obedient,Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Pete Peterson

Age: 14

Gender: Lgbt

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Funny, Adventurous, Aggressive, Badass, Confident, Crazy, Criminal,Adventurous,Badass,Villainous,Aggressive,Narcisstic,Confident,Criminal,Empathetic,Engaging,Skillful,Secretive,Unapologetic,Leader,Flexible

Development Pitch

I'd love to see the story filmed in the Cleveland area. Four teenage boys pull one prank after another. Things are pretty funny for a while until the farmer becomes so enraged at the prank, they suffer a heart attack. The farmer's daughters plan the kidnapping down to the last detail. One night while camping out, the four boys are kidnapped and tossed in cages to be tortured and humiliated. One of the boys has asthma. He has lost his inhaler and dies one night. A second boy tries to escape and is shot to death. This leaves two boys. What will happen to these remaining boys and will the girls be held accountable.

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: DC Rush Books

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

1982980664