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Michael Martin mmartin79@austin.rr.com 1519685107771

POLITICAL CRIME BIOGRAPHICAL YOUNG ADULT

1980s & '90s

Michael Martin

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Logline

What went on in Texas politics during the election of Ronald Reagan. True account of 1981 shooting of a Texas state legislator. The life turmoil resulting from the incident. Picking up the pieces and starting over

Genre

Political,Crime,Biographical,Young Adult

Short Summary

I stepped out on the capitol steps and sniffed the stagnant humid air that had me feeling trapped in my own skin. At two o'clock in the morning I am not in the mood for that kind of weather. Austin in July really taxes my energy reserves and a chip sat on my shoulder a mile wide.


The pieces of a destroyed life get picked up and moved abroad.

Setting

Austin, Texas 1981

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Michael Martin

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aggressive,Desperate,Educated,Leader,Naive,Secretive,Selfless,Power Hungry

Additional Character Details

Name: Ronnie Earl, District Attorney

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Criminal,Blunt,Power Hungry,Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Charles Goff

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Clumsy,Confident,Crazy,Criminal,Desperate,Empathetic,Greedy,Insecure,Lone Wolf,Manipulative,Secretive,Selfless,Uneducated,Villainous

Additional Character Details

Name: Charles Goff

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Clumsy,Crazy,Criminal,Desperate,Greedy,Insecure,Selfless,Uneducated,Villainous

Development Pitch

I have believed for many years that my story is worthy of made-for-TV movie. Tom Cruz has always been my pick to play me because at 30 I looked a lot like him. But, Tom would not be willing to play the part because I was a very right-wing Republican and he is definitely a far left liberal. My story depicts the worst character of a politician, enforcing that all lie about something. My lies, I thought, were to protect me from scandal, but only made matter worse in the end. Depending how the story would be adapted to film, I believe it would not show me either in a good light or bad. Democrats would hate me because I was the beginning of the end of their party control in Texas and Republicans would understand my dealings with Fake News.

About The Author

I am a retired engineer and former Texas State Legislator. In 1981 I was shot during a special session during the 67th Legislature. After concealing the real truth and a lot of lies told to police about the shooting, a cousin appeared out of the blue and accused me of paying him to do it. A case of perjury was brought against me where I spent 2 years defending myself before resigning. This is a short story about the event and what lead to my resignation.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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