Codename Dreamer (SCRIPT)

A script by Zvonko
A dexterous Dreamer has 48 hours to find his sick
mother, save a “MeToo” daughter, and escape his ICEhunter—his biological father.
Time: 92 pages – 92 minutes
ZAIN buys tickets from a Mexican coyote MUERTO for an
underground passage to Canada for him and his sick
mother ROSA. Working as a shoe polisher, Zain bumps into
FALK (police) and HARDEN (ICE.) Zain’s date with NELL
ends with Harden and Falk raiding the hideout for
immigrants at which they arrest Rosa.
Zain’s attempt to save Rosa almost gets him arrested. He
promises Nell to help her to escape to Canada, unaware
why Nell is so desperate to escape from the USA. Zain’s
determination to save his mother impresses Harden, who
offers him a deal “Rosa for the Mexican coyote.” Harden
wants Muerto because Muerto’s trafficking enterprise
killed his father. Nell wants to escape Falk, who
sexually abuses her. Harden brings Rosa to Falk’s
hideout when Falk sets up a trap for Zain and arrests
him. Rosa hides her face from Harden and becomes a
second mother for Nell. Zain outsmarts Falk, accepts
Harden’s deal and escapes. Muerto gets warned from a
snitch that ICE is on his tail. Zain works overtime to
get the money for Nell’s ticket. Falk manipulates Zain
to execute a hit on Harden, fooling Zain into thinking
Harden will break his promise and deport Zain’s mother.
Muerto catches Zain and offers him a deal which Zain
cannot refuse.
Falk leads Zain into another trap, blackmails him with
Nell into executing Harden. Zain, pressed from Muerto
and Falk, delivers Harden to a bridge, unaware that
Harden is his biological father. At the decisive moment,
Zain listens to his mother and father, which leaves Falk
and Muerto dead, and Zain united with his family and a
new girlfriend, Nell.
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