Take Heart 

a screenplay by Greg Jackson submitted on 09/21/2010 (comedy)

Logline: Dan has a serious heart condition: someone else wants it. Synopsis: Take Heart is a heart wrenching tale...

Synopsis

Logline: Dan has a serious heart condition: someone else wants it. Synopsis: Take Heart is a heart wrenching tale of Dan Smith, a mild mannered, introverted computer programmer forced by billionaire industrialist Stanley Drake to steal someone elseís heart. But thereís a catch: that someone, unrepentant slacker Steven Harris, is trying to steal Danís. The two ďcontestantsĒ do what any rational person would do: get out of the deal. When their best efforts are thwarted at every turn by Drakeís henchmen the cold reality of the situation sets in and the heart stealing game is afoot. The epic battle between the good guy and the other good guy begins! The reluctant combatants attempt and fail at being cold blooded organ thieves until Steven inadvertently stumbles into Danís trap. Dan delivers Steven to Drakeís doctor, Dr. W. S. Benway, where his heart is removed and replaced with the consolation prize: a mechanical heart. Consumed by guilt and remorse, Dan tries to make things right by intercepting the delivery of Stevenís fresh heart to Drake and rushes both it and Steven to the emergency room to have it put back in. Dan then goes to Drake and sacrifices himself. Drake, beyond disappointed by Danís altruism unleashes a tirade so fierce that it causes Drake to have a heart attack and die. Inspired by his good nature overcoming the selfish Drake, Dan seeks to live a more outward life. This time the good guy finishes firstÖand second.

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