The Boys from D.I.R.T.

Robert R. Pilkington rpilkington1959@gmail.com 1104357195835

ROMANCE WAR

1940s & '50s

Robert R. Pilkington

Logline

Take six young, lovable, but mischievous marines and their commanding officer, who are characterized as “misfits”; expose them to a preposterous military concept proposed by a congressman of questionable ethics — who is also the chairman of the Armed Forces Committee and needing an election issue to help his failing re-election campaign; add an obliging bureaucratic Pentagon team who take a single paragraph of the congressman’s military concept and turn it into a 137-page “Tactical Air Support Procedural Manual”; involve a three-star marine general who just found out that the project had been assigned to the Marine Corps and then immediately commanded “Bury the damn thing!”; mix all of them in with some phony demonstrations of the concept, discreet disregard for military procedures, romantic interludes, and some genuine heroics in the 1950s Korean “Police Action,” and you have the story of “The Boys From D.I.R.T.”

Genre

Romance, War

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

East Coast, Korea (Korean War)

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Starting Description

Take six young, lovable, but mischievous marines and their commanding officer, who are characterized as “misfits”; expose them to a preposterous military concept proposed by a congressman of questionable ethics — and you have the story of “The Boys From D.I.R.T.”

Ending Description

Brief history since the war of each character

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

,love story / military saga

Plot - Premise

,Military misfits to military heroes.

Main Character Details

Name: All of the characters play an important role. No one character outplays any of the others. All are needed equally

Age: 29

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Skillful, Underdog, Crazy, Honorable, Leader, Clumsy, Confident, Funny, Heroic, Masculine, Criminal, Educated, Gracious, Selfless, Adventurous, Empathetic, Faithful, Unapologetic, Aspiring, Complex, Perseverance, Engaging, Flexible, Outspoken, Patriotic, Romantic, Sarcastic, Uneducated, Badass, Blunt

Additional Character Details

Name: Too many to describe

Age: 29

Gender:

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Honorable

Additional Character Details

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Additional Character Details

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Logline

Take six young, lovable, but mischievous marines and their commanding officer, who are characterized as “misfits”; expose them to a preposterous military concept proposed by a congressman of questionable ethics — who is also the chairman of the Armed Forces Committee and needing an election issue to help his failing re-election campaign; add an obliging bureaucratic Pentagon team who take a single paragraph of the congressman’s military concept and turn it into a 137-page “Tactical Air Support Procedural Manual”; involve a three-star marine general who just found out that the project had been assigned to the Marine Corps and then immediately commanded “Bury the damn thing!”; mix all of them in with some phony demonstrations of the concept, discreet disregard for military procedures, romantic interludes, and some genuine heroics in the 1950s Korean “Police Action,” and you have the story of “The Boys From D.I.R.T.”

Short Summary

Take six young, lovable, but mischievous marines and their commanding officer, who are characterized as “misfits”; expose them to a preposterous military concept proposed by a congressman of questionable ethics — and you have the story of “The Boys From D.I.R.T.”


Brief history since the war of each character

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

,Military misfits to military heroes.

Characters

Main Character

Name: All of the characters play an important role. No one character outplays any of the others. All are needed equally

Age: 29

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Skillful, Underdog, Crazy, Honorable, Leader, Clumsy, Confident, Funny, Heroic, Masculine, Criminal, Educated, Gracious, Selfless, Adventurous, Empathetic, Faithful, Unapologetic, Aspiring, Complex, Perseverance, Engaging, Flexible, Outspoken, Patriotic, Romantic, Sarcastic, Uneducated, Badass, Blunt

Character 1

Name: Too many to describe

Age: 29

Gender:

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Honorable

Supplemental Materials

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