GTO Road

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SUSPENSE / THRILLER ACTION CRIME DRAMA

1960s & '70s

Michael Beiriger

Logline

GTO Road is a gritty action tale, most easily described as 'Fast and Furious meets Thunder Road.' Set in 1972, it is the story of small-time marijuana growers in California, when daredevils drove hot muscle cars to run pot from Northern California south to the big cities.

Genre

Suspense / Thriller, Action, Crime, Drama

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Male leaning

Setting

Northern California mountains, San Francisco, Suasalito, San Jose

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Starting Description

Alex Swain, hot young journalist, is writing an expose about the VA when he meets brash, macho Carl Miller and his father, a disabled WWII vet. Alex convinces Carl Miller to allow him to come to their mountain home for interviews, but discovers Miller needs to run pot to pay for his father's care.

Ending Description

Alex and Carl push Carl's modified '68 GTO to the limit, pursued without mercy by the new, violent crop of drug dealers taking over the trade. They barrel up San Joaquin Valley farm roads until the bad guys crash. Now, Carl and Alex simply need to stay out of jail for murder and pot smuggling.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity, Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Plot - Premise

Quest

Main Character Details

Name: Alex Swain

Age: 27

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Adventurous, Empathetic, Engaging, Sarcastic, Selfless, Aspiring, Confident, Heartthrob, Honorable, Masculine, Secretive, Faithful, Flexible, Gracious, Modest, Sexy, Skillful, Blunt, Charming, Complex, Educated, Lone Wolf, Outspoken, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Carl Miller

Age: 29

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Heroic, Honorable, Manipulative, Aggressive, Confident, Narcissistic, Perseverance, Seductive, Underdog, Engaging, Faithful, Heartthrob, Lone Wolf, Uneducated, Adventurous, Badass, Beautiful, Blunt, Charming, Decisive, Masculine, Outspoken, Secretive, Sexy, Skillful, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Gene Miller

Age: 56

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aggressive, Heroic, Honorable, Skillful, Underdog, Adventurous, Blunt, Confident, Crazy, Complex, Outspoken, Patriotic, Strong Moral Code, Badass, Manipulative, Masculine, Unapologetic, Uneducated

Additional Character Details

Name: Delaney Miller

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Complex, Obedient, Selfless, Faithful, Honorable, Beautiful, Heartthrob, Insecure, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code, Blunt, Desperate, Educated, Empathetic, Engaging, Naive

Logline

GTO Road is a gritty action tale, most easily described as 'Fast and Furious meets Thunder Road.' Set in 1972, it is the story of small-time marijuana growers in California, when daredevils drove hot muscle cars to run pot from Northern California south to the big cities.

Short Summary

Alex Swain, hot young journalist, is writing an expose about the VA when he meets brash, macho Carl Miller and his father, a disabled WWII vet. Alex convinces Carl Miller to allow him to come to their mountain home for interviews, but discovers Miller needs to run pot to pay for his father's care.


Alex and Carl push Carl's modified '68 GTO to the limit, pursued without mercy by the new, violent crop of drug dealers taking over the trade. They barrel up San Joaquin Valley farm roads until the bad guys crash. Now, Carl and Alex simply need to stay out of jail for murder and pot smuggling.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Quest,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Alex Swain

Age: 27

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Adventurous, Empathetic, Engaging, Sarcastic, Selfless, Aspiring, Confident, Heartthrob, Honorable, Masculine, Secretive, Faithful, Flexible, Gracious, Modest, Sexy, Skillful, Blunt, Charming, Complex, Educated, Lone Wolf, Outspoken, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Visionary

Character 1

Name: Carl Miller

Age: 29

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Heroic, Honorable, Manipulative, Aggressive, Confident, Narcissistic, Perseverance, Seductive, Underdog, Engaging, Faithful, Heartthrob, Lone Wolf, Uneducated, Adventurous, Badass, Beautiful, Blunt, Charming, Decisive, Masculine, Outspoken, Secretive, Sexy, Skillful, Unapologetic

Character 2

Name: Gene Miller

Age: 56

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aggressive, Heroic, Honorable, Skillful, Underdog, Adventurous, Blunt, Confident, Crazy, Complex, Outspoken, Patriotic, Strong Moral Code, Badass, Manipulative, Masculine, Unapologetic, Uneducated

Character 3

Name: Delaney Miller

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Complex, Obedient, Selfless, Faithful, Honorable, Beautiful, Heartthrob, Insecure, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code, Blunt, Desperate, Educated, Empathetic, Engaging, Naive

Supplemental Materials

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