The lives of two Alabama families are comically highlighted, then
dramatically change in an event-filled weekend family gathering,
with an impulsive, charismatic rebel-lite teenage girl—white
with a black boyfriend—the instigator. Set in l965 in Huntsville,
Alabama, against a backdrop of the Civil Rights Act and racial tensions.
DOING IT ALL
epic story, written as a first novel by DRUGSTORE COWBOY author
James Fogle about Mel and Terry, a less violent BONNIE AND CLYDE
couple on the road, running from a self-appointed detective who
grew up in the same town as Mel and is determined to track him down
and achieve money and fame. Meanwhile, Terry tries to reform Mel,
with mixed results, while giving him the most love and stability
he’s ever known.
DRUGSTORE COWBOY II
years later, Matt Dillon lives with his mom, plays golf with the
cop who previously pursued him, holds a job and faithfully goes
to drug counseling when James LeGros and Kelly Lynch show up on
a motorcycle running from the cops with Kelly bleeding from a gunshot
in her thigh, and, when she goes inside, bleeding all over mom’s
carpet. This sequel continues the drama and wacky comedy of the
first movie, and features Matt’s struggle to redeem his own
life and Kelly’s as well, getting her off drugs and winning
back her love while being pursued by two rogue cops.
WOODY AND WANDA HEAD
Two salmon enter the Columbia River in 2070, when
salmon are thought to be extinct. Big budget, epic-length story
as three people—a computer nerd scientist who won a place
on a lottery hover-craft halibut hunt, a Greenwatch half-Indian
women denying her heritage who tried to stop the hunt, and a grizzled
sea captain who used to fish salmon out of Alaska—team up
to try to help the salmon make it past a minefield of dams, theme
parks and corporate privatization up the Columbia River to spawn.
They also have to thwart the efforts of computer/coporate-hired
hitmen, who are out to kill the salmon. A mix of human, animal and
mythological story elements. Spielbergesque.
comedy about newlyweds who have their bare house on Circle Drive
inexplicably ripped up inside by thugs armed with chain saws and
crowbars, then find themselves desperately fleeing from the same
men and cops as well, with no idea why it’s all happening.
Their perceived “perfect” relationship begins to unravel
and they blame each other and find flaws they didn’t see before,
as they are forced to hide out in a U-Haul holding their furniture
and solve the mystery of their dilemma. It turns out they went to
the wrong house in a development where all the houses look the same
and the streets have similar names—Circle Drive, Circle Lane,
Circle Place, Circle Way. They eventually tear up their real house
after they find it and suspect it’s been insulated with money.
THE THIEF AND THE STRIPPER
on a James Fogle (DRUGSTORE COWBOY author) short story. A thief
gets out of prison and immediately is chased and handed divorce
papers. He confronts his wife at a strip club, who says, “What
kind of husband is always in jail?” To which he replies, “What
kind of wife is always naked in front of other guys?” She
responds, “You don’t even know you have a 4-year-old
daughter.” He says, “Take me to her immediately.”
A comic love story about two people trying to regain each other’s
trust and love, and be good parents, while a host of wacky characters
come back into his life, trying to pull him back to a life a petty
cop becomes a fugitive, pursued by his former partner, for inadvertently
having an illegal baby in a population-control future society where
you have to have a license to have sex and a permit to have a baby.
ESCAPE TO CANADA
U.S. is in martial law and run by the Health Secretary from a quarantine
center in downtown LA due to a devastating sexual plague. A just-married
Dodger sportscaster, mistakenly taken downtown by the moon-suited
quarantine squad, and a Canadian woman doctor, down from Vancouver
to negotiate distribution of a vaccine she has developed, escape
in a hail of bullets and are forced together in a desperate attempt
to head north on I-5, and somehow get through several health checkpoints
to get to Canada and save the vaccine, after it becomes clear the
Health Secretary sees it as a threat to his power.
and brutal (yet strangely compassionate) prison drama, based on
another James Fogle unpublished novel.
point guard tries to resurrect his career and fight off the challenges
of a hot rookie for the San Diego Sea Gulls in a comedy about a
loser NBA team, a la BULL DURHAM.
Ouiji board sends two couples to Queen Anne County, Maryland in
search of a long lost Edgar Allan Poe manuscript, after the board
gives surprising details, including the name of the farmer owning
land where it is buried, and words from the “ouiji”
Poe, who says, “I will not rest until it is found.”
ANGELS OR ALIENS
A man wakes up in the middle of a heart transplant operation, only
to discover that his chest is wide open with no heart, he is hooked
up to a machine, and his replacement heart lies next to him in a
tray—but he is alone. No people anywhere. An OMEGA MAN or
28 DAYS LATER type sci-fi mystery drama, gradually revealing that
the only people left alive are those who experienced a near-death
experience at the moment a white light enveloped the earth.
After getting out of prison, slacker CHARLEY discovers that the
lawyer who hired him and then set him up to be arrested by his FBI
brother in a drugs-from-Mexico operation has married his ex-wife
and molested his teenage daughter and gotten her into internet porn.
He sets out to redeem his life, bring the lawyer to justice, save
his daughter and salvage his relationship with his brother.
RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE
Based on a true story, a few Navy guys based in a communication
center in Manila, uncover a teletype black market drug scam linking
ships in the Pacific with officers in Vietnam during the Vietnam
War. Also a story of the boys relationships with local bar girls.
ON THE PROWL
Three boys go on a wild all-night chase after three blondes in a
convertible who flashed them at a stoplight. 1980s period youth
Two guys in their 30s return to their old hometown to re-create
a double date with their high school sweethearts. One is married
and the other has a private agenda—he once secretly slept
with his friend’s girlfriend when his friend hadn’t
even gotten laid, and now he wants his friend to score to relieve
his conscience. Comedy.
WYNNER TAKE ALL
rise and fall and rise again of an unmotivated unsuccessful motivational
success speaker. Co-written with comedy writer Roger Reitzel, who
once worked as a motivational speaker.
A gay and
straight cop are forced to work together on an animal rights activist
case which transitions into a murder investigation.
Three Playmates visiting Russia get abducted and fall in love with
small-time gangsters who make them think a coup is happening by
playing a tape of the ‘89 coup and telling them its too dangerous
to go back to Moscow. Romantic comedy written with Nov. 2002 Playmate
An Air Force pilot disappears while chasing an UFO. Sci-fi epic
about how the pilot eventually teams up with aliens to try to rid
the world of nuclear weapons.
with director Steve Shainberg (SECRETARY), a story about rich white
teens teaming up with poor, but hip black youth in drugs and petty
crime. Based on a series of articles in New York Magazine.
for producer/manager Frederick Levy (author of Hollywood 101). A
runaway boy finds a home at a non neo-Nazi skinhead club in the
Tourists are missing on the Oregon coast. A mad doctor is at work
on a deserted army base, fulfilling a long-forgotten Pentagon contract.
(written for Hollywood companies, can be purchased)
ARMS OF VENUS
a young man and woman who don’t trust each other and aren’t
even friends realize they’ve found the arms of the Venus de
Milo, they’re forced together in a quest to reunite the arms
with the statue in the Louvre in Paris. Romantic comedy. Small fee
from Stephen Cannell’s company.
Action/comedy about a woman bounty hunter, loosely based on a real
person and written for MGM and Geena Davis.
BEHIND THE GLASS
Comedy written for Dreamworks with actress/choreographer/producer
Debbie Allen about wives, girlfriends and a grandmother of NBA players.
Ms. Allen is married to former Laker Norm Nixon.
logger refuses to cut down a tree with an eagle’s nest and
is fired, forcing a dramatic change in his life and his relationship
with a teacher, whom he had accused of brainwashing his 7-year-old
twins against him. Written for Tri-Star. Partly based on the lives
of two Oregon loggers.
THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY
for HBO, about the manager of The Beatles, who discovered them,
feverishly worked for 2 years to get them recorded, then died at
the height of their fame.
project about a celebrity club and party promoter for the stars
in New York City.
DOING TIME AT THE ALAMO
for Signboard Hill and based on an award-winning play, a story about
several women who congregate at a motel near a prison, where they
visit the men in their lives.
woman, brought in to view a suspect in a police lineup after her
husband is murdered, is thrown into an interrogation room and accused
of conspiring with the suspect in the murder after she picks out
a woman cop (put in the lineup to have enough bodies) as the killer.