Pickpocket Frankie

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CRIME DETECTIVE DRAMA MYSTERY SUSPENSE / THRILLER ACTION ADVENTURE COMEDY

1980s & '90s

Roberto Scarlato

Logline

Pickpocket Frankie is the story of a boy abandoned at a train station. He grows up to be a pickpocket on the streets of New York City. Just as he is about to quit snatching wallets, a letter from his past propels him to go deeper into the criminal underground.

Genre

Crime, Detective, Drama, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller, Action, Adventure, Comedy

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Male leaning

Setting

New York, Trinity Church, Washington Square Park, Times Square

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Starting Description

Frankie had it good. A place of his own. A girlfriend with a penchant for puzzles. And a pretty good nest egg from grifting wallets. But when somebody steals his money that he worked so hard to take, things get serious. Forced to confront his past, Frankie must be led down a path that will take him

Ending Description

In the end, it is revealed that Frankie's father was watching him grow up from a distance the whole time. His father is a spy who was pulling one last job so that he could be in his son's life for good.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity, Nudity

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Twist

Plot - Premise

Rags to Riches

Main Character Details

Name: Frankie Pickens

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Criminal, Heroic, Outspoken, Skillful, Adventurous, Charming, Confident, Engaging, Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Claudia Banks

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Aggressive, Charming, Educated, Faithful, Funny, Gracious, Adventurous, Beautiful, Confident, Decisive, Empathetic, Engaging, Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Sedgewick Giles

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Blunt, Manipulative, Sarcastic, Masculine, Power-hungry, Skillful, Villainous, Badass, Confident, Criminal, Greedy

Additional Character Details

Name: Sergio DeLuca

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Charming, Confident, Engaging, Secretive, Blunt, Badass, Complex, Decisive, Leader, Masculine, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic, Adventurous, Heroic, Manipulative, Patriotic, Perseverance, Criminal, Educated, Gracious, Skillful, Aggressive

Logline

Pickpocket Frankie is the story of a boy abandoned at a train station. He grows up to be a pickpocket on the streets of New York City. Just as he is about to quit snatching wallets, a letter from his past propels him to go deeper into the criminal underground.

Short Summary

Frankie had it good. A place of his own. A girlfriend with a penchant for puzzles. And a pretty good nest egg from grifting wallets. But when somebody steals his money that he worked so hard to take, things get serious. Forced to confront his past, Frankie must be led down a path that will take him


In the end, it is revealed that Frankie's father was watching him grow up from a distance the whole time. His father is a spy who was pulling one last job so that he could be in his son's life for good.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Rags to Riches,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Frankie Pickens

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Criminal, Heroic, Outspoken, Skillful, Adventurous, Charming, Confident, Engaging, Funny

Character 1

Name: Claudia Banks

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Aggressive, Charming, Educated, Faithful, Funny, Gracious, Adventurous, Beautiful, Confident, Decisive, Empathetic, Engaging, Seductive

Character 2

Name: Sedgewick Giles

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Blunt, Manipulative, Sarcastic, Masculine, Power-hungry, Skillful, Villainous, Badass, Confident, Criminal, Greedy

Character 3

Name: Sergio DeLuca

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Charming, Confident, Engaging, Secretive, Blunt, Badass, Complex, Decisive, Leader, Masculine, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic, Adventurous, Heroic, Manipulative, Patriotic, Perseverance, Criminal, Educated, Gracious, Skillful, Aggressive

Supplemental Materials

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