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Marc Berlin

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In this wry thriller, a shy loner is pushed to unspeakable violence when confronted by an inner-city drug gang.



Short Summary

Robert Krieger's life is quickly falling apart. He's lost his job and sexy girlfriend, and has an overbearing elderly mother who calls him once twice a week. He also has a shady neighbor, Skids, a small-time drug-dealer who asks Robert for a loan, and then a favor.

Robert is dumped by Lindsay Marriott, the beautiful woman he's been romancing, and in a rage decides to violently eliminate the Boston-area drug gang who's been trying to kill him.


Boston, MA

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence,Nudity, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Robert Krieger

Age: 34

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Crazy,Desperate,Empathetic,Educated,Honorable,Insecure,Underdog,Modest,Funny,Romantic,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Lindsay Marriott

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring,Confident,Heartthrob,Educated,Sexy,Romantic,Seductive,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Skids

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Criminal,Faithful,Greedy,Masculine,Uneducated,Sexy,Blunt,Outspoken,Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Mother

Age: 75

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Crazy,Blunt

Development Pitch

This book was adapted from a screenplay. The story is gritty and violent and pulls no punches. It's also wryly humorous and the protagonist is likeable. Most importantly, it moves along quickly and contains some excellent snappy dialogue. That, combined with some scenes of mild sex and nudity, make it perfect for a thriller-action movie that would also appeal to an arthouse audience. It's also highly relevant, as one of the sub-plots is the current fentanyl plague. The story takes place in Boston, but could be filmed in any medium-sized American city. Good meaty parts for a Philip Seymour Hoffman-type and a Samuel L. Jackson-type.

About The Author

Marc Berlin has held a variety of jobs including journalist, media executive, screenwriter, and filmmaker. He currently lives with his wife, Heidi, in Plymouth, Mass. When not evading the paparazzi, he can usually be found deep-sea fishing, playing poker, or shooting trap.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,18-34

Target Gender: Male Leaning

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available