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Burning Crosses
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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Gary Dover (Gdover) on Sunday, April 13, 2003 - 06:37 pm:

Logline:
A retiring black preacher's faith is tested when a psychotic racist bomber from the 60's escapes a mental asylum and plans a deadly reckoning to satisfy his lust for vengeance.

Synopsis:
The KKK’s most prolific church bomber, “The Ox”, has escaped a maximum security Alabama mental institution after being confined for the past 35 years. During his deadly breakout, Ox kidnaps a female intern to drive him to Louisiana to carry out his plans to first kill the black pastor who captured him years before and secondly blow up the New Orleans Superdome along with fifty thousand NAACP members.

Burning Crosses tells the story of a country preacher whose only claim to fame was his capture of a racist bomber years earlier. Pastor Dan faces several realities in this stage of his life; severe heart problems, an empty church awaiting the bulldozer, and a killer who blames him for ending his mission of genocide against the black race.

What’s it like to live an entire life and believe you have made very little impact on the world? Pastor Dan’s life of being a man of God has resulted in a life of hardship, poverty, and heartache. To never live up to the expectations of those around you and have life ended by the hands of a vicious racist who views you as a mutation of creation are Pastor Dan's burdens.

Burning Crosses will take you on two journeys…one through the eyes of evil incarnate and the other through the heart of a good and patient man who discovers that faith is more than words but a spiritual mountain that must be climbed in order to secure one’s place in the infinite universe.

Other screenplays, Gertie & Luke, A White Knuckle Night, Dead Island, and several more…wrote a requested spec sitcom for Greenkey Management called GOING POSTAL that was in development with actors attached. Studied acting and writing with Red West Actor’s studio, wrote freelance for several newspapers.


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