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DAYTIME SNAPPER SPECIAL (Drama)

Log Line

Logline: A Key West Fantasy Fest can change more than an attitude. When a crafty conch fishing guide tries to get his life together after a long marijuana prison sentence, he sneaks his clients to a strip club instead of heading out to sea and uncovers a life-changing secret with the help of a crazy cast of characters that can only be found at the end of the road.

Script Info

Script Type: Feature
Genre: Drama
Length: 104 pages
Est. Budget: $1M - $5M

Screenplay Synopsis

CAPTAIN FRED, broken-down but crafty fishing guide, served twelve years for a marijuana conspiracy and still pays the penalty for keeping his mouth shut by enduring another ten years of probation. His ex-partner RICHIE married his ex-girlfriend , DORY, who is the mother of his daughter STRAWBERRY.

Richie opened up a strip club and employed Strawberry who quit law school to dance. She comes up with a plan whereby her dad picks up vacationing men on a fake fishing trip and delivers the not-so-clever anglers to the Pirate Lady Club to be sliced and diced by professional strippers who entertain the money out of the men in a scheme called Daytime Snapper Special. Capt. Fred would much rather his daughter go back to law school.

NYC Hedge fund manager HENRY brings his pretty wife MARTHA and his daughter MISSY on a Fantasy Fest vacation to Key West, accompanied by Henry's accountant BERNARD and lawyer DONALD. When Henry and crew go fishing,Missy ditches her mother to find local kids at a private beach. She meets BRADLEY, the local high school star quarterback and owner of the fastest speedboat in town.

Richie is supposed to be treasure hunting with DOC, a local bad boy, but in reality they have been engaged in a cocaine smuggling operation and Doc pushed Richie over the gunwale wrapped in chains. Doc tells everyone they found treasure and Richie stayed in Cuba with his share and a new lady,leaving Dory in the dust.

Captain Fred doesn't believe the treasure tale. He and his fishing buddy JAKE investigate Doc's boat and find a group, including DEA AGENT BRIGGS, unloading cocaine under the cover of the Fantasy Fest Parade. Captain Fred and Jake stake out Doc's house and see the buyers come to pay for the drugs. Capt. Fred recognizes the buyers as men from Detroit he had introduced to Richie before going to prison.

Dory discovers a container hidden by Richie that holds a letter indicating Doc killed Richie. Doc kidnaps Dory after she confronts him about killing Richie, double crosses the Colombian suppliers and flees the island with the cash. It appears that all is lost, but Captain Fred, with the assistance of Bradley and the Colombians, catch Doc and save Dory as she is thrown overboard in chains.

The weekend ends with a murder solved, families reconciled,and the lives of the strippers and bankers, who truly like each other, altered forever. Captain Fred and Dory sail off with the money. Strawberry stays to run the club with Jake. Martha organizes the booking of another Key West vacation,hoping to do it all over again.