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HAT TRICK

A retired cop goes to the current-day Army/Navy football game with his two wacky friends intending to jump onto the field and score a touchdown he should’ve scored decades ago when he fumbled during the same football classic as time ran out, only this time dozens of security guards await him, and it’ll be a friggin’ miracle if he succeeds. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

Written by: Robert Gately     [Contact Author]    Interviews
Format: Screenplay
Budget: Low
Starring Roles For: Robert Duvall
Dustin Hoffman
James Earl Jones
In the Vein Of: Grumpy Old Men
Rudy
Three Musketeers
Posted: 08/19/2003
Updated: 04/25/2017
Author Bio: Robert has written 2 novels, 2 non-fiction books, 12 screenplays and 3 stage plays in the past 17 years. His body of work has been recognized as finalist or better in over 150 festival, stage, book and screenplay competitions around the world. These placements include novel successes in Faulkner/Wisdom Creative Writing contest, Norumbego Fiction Award, Chesterfield, Writer's Network, Dana Awards, Frontiers in Writing, SFWP (Santa Fe), etc. His screenplays and stage plays combined have won a total alone 26 contests and came in 2nd place in 19 others (e.g., Spirit Quest, Breckenridge, Telluride, Fade In Magazine, Garden State Film Festival, etc.) His short play was produced at the BaCCA Performing Arts Center at a One Act Festival on Long Island, and his longer stage plays won a reading series at Abingdon Theatre in NYC and Ohio State University, and won the stage play categories in the London Film Awards, the Chicago Screenplay Contest, and American Movie Awards. He taught screenwriting 101 at the local community college and was one of the Temple University judges for the Freese Award screenwriting competition. Website: www.rgately.com.

Contest Results: American Movie Awards (First Place) [2016]
Hoboken Fest (Finalist) [2015]
Colorado Fest (Finalist) [2015]
Beverly Hills Screenplay (Finalist) [2014]
Marquee Lights (Finalist) [2014]
Aura Screenwriter Awards (Finalist) [2014]
Hollywood Drama (Finalist, aka codgertown; 5th place) [2014]
Fade In (First Place, comedy) [2000]
Telluride Indie (First Place) [2001]
Split-Screenplay (First Place) [2005]
Woods Hole (First Place) [2003]
ZoieFest (First Place) [2005]
WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm) (First Place, March 2007) [2007]
Seventh Dimension (First Place, never paid prize) [2005]
Garden State (First Place) [2008]
Indie Gathering (First Place, drama/comedy) [2009]
The-GreenLight.com Monthly (First Place) [2009]
Table Read (Semifinalist) [2013]
Writer's Digest (Finalist, 78th annual ) [2013]
Extreme Feature (Finalist) [2013]
WeScreenplay Feature (Quarterfinalist, aka codgertown) [2014]
Austin Indie Flix (Semifinalist) [2014]
Courier (Semifinalist) [2014]
Richmond Fest (Quarterfinalist, aka codgertown) [2014]
Cash Pot (Semifinalist, codgertown) [2014]
Pocono (Second Place, first runner-up) [2003]
GAFFERS (Second Place) [2007]
Phoenix Short Screenplay (Second Place) [2005]
Breckenridge (Second Place) [2001]
Hollywood Scriptwriting (Second Place) [2000]
PAGE International (Semifinalist) [2004]
Contest of Contest Winners (Finalist) [2005]
Twin Rivers (Third Place) [2009]
Screenplay Search (Semifinalist, aka codgertown ) [2013]
Charleston International (Finalist) [2010]
L.A. Cinema Film Fest (Finalist, aka codgertown merit winner ) [2011]
Worldfest - Houston (Finalist) [2004]
California (Finalist, aka codgertown) [2010]
Moondance (Finalist) [2007]
Script Savvy (Finalist, in the top five ) [2008]
Red Inkworks (Finalist, and 2008) [2007]
Austin Fest Film (Quarterfinalist) [2008]
Movie Script/Feature (Finalist) [2008]
Open Curtain (Finalist) [2008]
StoryPros International (Semifinalist, also 2008) [2009]
Great American (Finalist) [2005]
Wildsound (Finalist) [2007]
New Jersey (Finalist, final four) [2006]
Queens (Finalist, placed in 2005 also) [2007]
Sound Heritage (Finalist) [2007]
River City (Finalist)
Blazing Quill (Finalist) [2007]
Writer's Desk (Finalist, Little Lip Productions) [2007]
Progress Writers (Finalist) [2007]
Impractical Venture (Finalist) [2004]
Screenplay Festival (Semifinalist) [2003]
New Century (Finalist, Stage and screenplay) [2002]
scriptrep.com (Semifinalist) [2002]
Barrier Magazine (Semifinalist) [2002]
Winner Take All (Semifinalist) [2002]
WriteMovies (Semifinalist, stage play version) [2003]
New Pro. Theater (Semifinalist, Stage play version) [2003]
Anything But Hollywood (Semifinalist) [2004]
Chesterfield (Semifinalist) [2003]
American Screenwriting (Semifinalist, Flatshoe) [2004]
Writers Network Screenplay & Fiction Competition (Semifinalist) [2003]
Tennessee (Semifinalist) [2007]
Landlocked (Semifinalist) [2007]
Nevada Film Office (Semifinalist) [2006]
Bare Bones (Semifinalist) [2009]
Mountain Film (Semifinalist) [2010]
All Sports (Semifinalist, aka codgertown) [2010]
SCRIPTOID Feature (Semifinalist, aka codgertown) [2010]
Filmshift (Semifinalist, 2010 top 15 aka codgertown) [2010]
The-GreenLight.com (Semifinalist, 2010 aka codgertown) [2010]
British Feature (Semifinalist) [2010]
American Zoetrope (Quarterfinalist, aka codgertown) [2010]
A Film Writer Screenplay (Quarterfinalist) [2013]
Back in the Box (Quarterfinalist) [2009]
Reel Authors (Quarterfinalist) [2012]
FilmMakers/Feature (Honorable Mention) [2004]
Acclaim Film (Quarterfinalist) [2008]
AAA (Quarterfinalist) [2007]
Project Greenlight (Quarterfinalist) [2004]
Get Initiative (Honorable Mention) [2004]
Expose It! (Quarterfinalist) [2004]
Screenwriting Expo (Quarterfinalist) [2002]
American Accolades (Quarterfinalist) [2001]