• Burn Run (Tente)
  • Matt Tente
  • Action Black List Hit List 2016 Thriller Available Unrepped
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Details
Market May 24, 2016
Manager Jake Wagner (Good Fear)
Loglines
Being pitched as Three Kings meets Mad Max. In war-torn Afghanistan, an American Mercenary team are hired to escort a 20-ton heroin seizure bound for destruction but get caught up in a botched drug deal when their leader goes rogue, forcing them to overcome various enemies who wish to steal it.
A group of military contractors are hired to help guard seized heroin on its way to an incinerator. Everything goes sideways when it turns into a botched drug deal.
Format
Genres
Action, Thriller, War, Betrayal, Chase, Conspiracy, Corruption, Drugs, Father/Son, Foreign Locale, Military, Terrorist
Pages
105
Rated
R
Budget
Ultra High
Lead
M White 48 Fit
Similar
Mad Max: Fury Road, American-Made, Stagecoach
When
Present over the course of a few hours with flashbacks.
Where
Mostly roads in Afghanistan. Some city scenes

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Synopsis
Outside of Kabul Airport BRAD HAKWINS, code-name DUTCH (late 40s), a military contracted mercenary, readies the PRINCIPAL, a civilian being protected by his group. He is joined by DARREL FOSTER (mid-40s), code-name BOSCO, and MIGUEL RAMOS (mid 40s), code-name LAMBO. They arm themselves and get in and armored SUV.

They quickly and violently drive through Afghanistan, rear-ending civilian vehicles and hitting a merchant's donkey. While waiting for a group of children to cross the street, a sniper bullet hits the window. They speed away and narrowly miss being blown to pieces by a car bomb.

At a poppy farm and heroin refinery, commander of the Afgahnistan FASTeam, SAIF (50s) leads his team. They take out all of the armed guards.

While Dutch, Bosco, and Lambo relax, Dutch gets a call from SARAH (40s), his ex-wife, who tells him their son BRANDON (20s) is in a heroin-induced coma.

Dutch meets with the ASSIGNMENT CAPTAIN (40s) and asks to be moved to a better, higher paying assignment. Assignment captain offers him and his team an assist role on a burn run, escorting seized Heroin to a burn site.

On a plane, Dutch, Bosco, and Lambo meet FRANK SMITH (mid 40s) code name SMITH, DEREK ADAMS (early 40s)...
Reader 1 Comments
OVERALL (Recommend)
"Burn Run" is a bout a team of American military contractors added last minute to a detail protecting seized heroin. When the other team on the mission tries to sell the heroin to a billionaire drug king pin, the main group fights to prevent that. Overall, "Burn Run" is fast-paced, intense, and action-filled. The premise is unique and engaging, supported by a solid structure with effective beats. The main character fits well with the conflict and is deep and well-written, though some of the other characters are flat. The conflicts are extremely well-written and intertwine well. The dialogue is often confusing in that it uses specialized lingo. It is well-paced keeping the tensions high....