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Original Screenplay - The Obligation

THE OBLIGATION

A drama

Logline

A deeply troubled man tries to fulfill an obligation to his prison cell mate who is killed by a shank that was meant for him.

Pitch paragraph

VERNON is exonerated after spending two years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Prior to his release, he kills another inmate MOOSE who had assaulted him days earlier. His cell mate OSCAR is thought to be the one who actually killed MOOSE and so Moose's buddies retaliate and kill Oscar. Oscar calls out for his daughter JENNY as he lays dying. Vernon feels that Oscar is dead because of him and so he is obliged to take care of Jenny once he is released from prison.

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