By: Richie Watkins
The following is my story idea for a short, action-comedy film that I intend to make in the near future. You will see the one-line description of the story, followed by the list of characters and my dreams actors for each role. For the story, I would greatly appreciate any constructive feedback. Offer insight on how the story and/or certain characters can be fleshed out. And, please remember to give logical reasons on why you do or do not like it. Talk about what made sense to you and what didn’t. Even if you think this story sounds like a threat against art and humanity, please explain why. Also, feel free to give your own suggestions on who should play what character! Now, without further ado:
The Doctors Who Rob is about a 1-percent-hating, middle-class senior citizen who must defend his mobile home from five rich, robbing doctors, by using booby traps and his bare hands.
Old Man Quivers: lives alone. Still working a part-time job at a convenience store, he spends his evenings shouting at his TV every time he sees any political candidate. Quivers despises the idea that his country has turned into one that only coddles the 1%, and leaves everyone else to suffer. Quivers is barely keeping the lights on at his house, mainly because of his hospital bills—first from getting a heart transplant, and second from getting his foot run over by a doctor—when he was leaving the hospital after a 3-month stay for the transplant. Quivers is also a Vietnam War veteran, and a retired police officer. He wishes that a 1-percenter would come to his house and try to take his stuff. Quivers would be played by Craig T. Nelson.
Dr. Rob: the leader of the robbing doctors. He is cold, calculating, selfish, and greedy. He thinks the middle class are a bunch of chumps. Also, he holds a secret to Old Man Quivers’ past. He would be played by John Travolta.
Dr. Burglar: the prankster who is easily amused by people accidentally spilling Mac ’n Cheese on themselves. He would be played by Seann William Scott.
Dr. Jack and Dr. Steal: the sex-crazed couple who are white hot for each other. Their jobs are to distract the target, by seducing or shocking him or her with their sexual actions. Jack and Steal would be played by Taylor Lautner and Halle Berry, respectively.
Dr. Theft: Dr. Rob’s right hand-man. Lightning fast, brutal fighter. The most level-headed one of the group. He stays calm when things go wrong, and provides the voice of reason. He would be played by Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Responding Officer: happy-go-lucky beat cop who checks out the crime scene. He greatly admires Old Man Quivers, who he met when Quivers was still on the force. This is a small role that would be played by none other than Brendan Fraser!
I look forward to your feedback!