DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY, the story of a college football scandal that rocks the country and destroys a national championship team.
In the early innocent years of the sixties, two West Point juniors -- an All-American end and his quarterback roommate -- lead the Army football team to its best record in years. As a result, expectations for a national championship the next season loom large.
But that winter, a cheating scandal suddenly blows up at the Academy, expelling most of the football team (including the quarterback-roommate) and decimating any hopes for future glory. Friendships, reputations, and careers are all destroyed in the swath of the scandal.
In addition, as a member of the Honor Committee, the All-American end must preside over the trials of the accused, where he is compelled -- by duty and honor -- to take part in the expulsions of his friends and teammates.
The next year, in a desperate attempt to salvage the season, Army's coach switches the end to quarterback to lead the team, but the going, of course, is nothing but tough. Without any experienced players to help, the All-American finds he must carry the squad by himself.
However, through all the rough times and adversity, he develops the leadership qualities and heroism that eventually lead him to an upset victory over archrival Navy and, even more important, to a Medal of Honor -- at the cost of his own life in the killing fields of Vietnam...
Laurels, awards and other accomplishments:
This script won the LA All Sports Screenplay Competition as well as having been selected for several other competitions.
My writing partner, Tim Tyler, has a featured script on the Black List, BLACK KNIGHT OF THE HUDSON. This script has also been selected as one of 2 finalists for the Disney Writers Fellowship and as a finalist in the Austin and Nicholl Competitions. Most recently it was selected at the Beverly Hills Festival.