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Held Hostage Screenplay

Held Hostage Screenplay

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Published by jasonwiese2982
A frustrated middle manager, brought to the boiling point by the demands of corporate America, decides to take out his aggression by torturing his bosses
A frustrated middle manager, brought to the boiling point by the demands of corporate America, decides to take out his aggression by torturing his bosses

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Held Hostage
 Original Screenplay Written by Jason Wiesejasonwiese@hotmail.com
 
Held Hostage
Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese
 
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FADE ININT.
77
TH
STREET 6 TRAIN SUBWAY PLATFORM, NYCKEVIN PRICE, an impressionable middle manager in his earlythirties, is standing among his fellow suited members ofthe rat race on a crowded platform waiting for the subway.After a few moments, a subway train pulls into the station.Once the doors open everyone from the platform packs intothe already overcrowded train.INT.
6 LINE SUBWAY TRAINKevin carefully snakes around the other straphangers,
offering tepid “excuse me’s” along the way,
as he tries tofind a place to stand.He finally finds a sliver of room in the middle of thetrain
which doesn’t allow him to hold onto anything
oncethe train moves.As the train pulls out of the station, Kevin tries his bestto balance himself while also trying desperately to readhis AMNY local newspaper.He puts the newspaper in a few different reading positionsbut nothing is comfortable since each offers its ownawkwardness so, frustrated, he finally just gives up as thetrain pulls into the next stop.6 TRAIN ANNOUNCER (O.S.)Next stop, 66
th
Street
Hunter College.As the train doors open, even more people try piling intothe crammed train making the situation nearly intolerable.An overly aggressive MALE tries pushing his way into thesubway, annoying a female rider who is standing by the doorof the train.FEMALE SUBWAY RIDERStop pushing!MALE SUBWAY RIDERStep in bitch!
 
Held Hostage
Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese
 
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FEMALE SUBWAY RIDER
Don’t call me a bitch, have some respect.
 MALE SUBWAY RIDERShut up.Another female tries desperately to board the train.FEMALE SUBWAY RIDER #2Move in!6 TRAIN ANNOUNCER (O.S.)Stand clear of the closing doors please.The doors close right on a few people still trying to crushtheir way onto the train.
Of course the doors can’t
close so they re-open and try toclose several times which annoys the other people on thetrain who are trying to get to work.MALE SUBWAY RIDER #2Let go of the doors so we can get towork!6 TRAIN CONDUCTOR (O.S.)Let go of the doors in the back! We
can’t move until those doors close.
 
You’re making everyone late!
 
Kevin looks on indifferently, it’s just another day of
riding the subway. Finally the doors close and the trainleaves the station.Only a few moments later though, the train stops abruptlybetween two stations.6 TRAIN CONDUCTOR (O.S.)
Sorry passengers but we’re currently
 delayed due to train traffic ahead. Wehope to be moving shortly.With that, everyone on the train lets out an audible sighas they prepare themselves for a long wait.Kevin rolls his eyes and tries to read his newspaper again
but to no avail, it’s just too damn crowded on the train.
 

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