Best Sports Screenplays

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Tres Banditos

*Winner, Inroads and StoryPros Awards* After running afoul of his shady underworld creditors, a washed-up athlete becomes involved in an outlandish scheme to steal the most famous trophy in the world.

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COOP

An inspirational drama about a disabled dog who assists a recently disabled young athlete find renewed purpose in his life.

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HAT TRICK

A retired police officer 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. Script Excerpt

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RANGEL

Adolfo Rangel is a 19-year old Venezuelan boy with an American Dream of becoming a professional basketball player who works in a carwash while trying to achieve his goal. The greatest opportunity that comes to his life… Set in Maracaibo, Venezuela. A team called “THE WOLVES” just kicked out their best player, Jesus Gutierrez just two months before the big tournament. The coach of the team, Carlos Romero will give Rangel the shot of his life to join the team and to show his skills to everybody. Rangel also will meet a Spanish girl called Rebeca Martinez who becomes his best friend and love interest.

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FULL CONTACT

While battling a vengeful extortionist’s scheme, an All-Pro linebacker with anger issues works to rebuild a life, his character and a career that spirals out of control after his fierce play on-field shatters the career of his estranged best friend.

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Major Players

After a five-year prison stint, a recently-freed boxer must defeat the undefeated champion of Atlanta 'The Monster' to save his cousin from drowning into deeper debt. But the real fight lies outside the ring, where his steps are laden with betrayals, gunfights, and narcotics. Script Excerpt

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Six Hours to Santa Monica

A failed NASCAR driver looking for redemption uncovers a sinister plot involving his ex-girlfriend. With the help of a prototype car, he must defy the odds to get her back.

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Boo Hoo Flanagan

A black correctional officer coaches a prison basketball team and finds the motivation he needs, in life and on the job, in Boo Hoo Flanagan, an aging, white, crippled inmate who shoots 3-point baskets better than anyone has ever seen.

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A Time to Remember

The number one pop star in the world puts his blazing hot career on hold to attend high school and play football - much to the dismay of his record label. Script Excerpt

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The Big D

An ambitious young football coach in booming 1980s Dallas, Texas, falls under the spell of a charismatic and ruthlessly competitive mentor, who forces him to confront his relationship to the dark underbelly of college sports. Inspired by true events.

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The Umpire Has No Balls

A fiery young woman who has baseball running through her blood and can call the game better than anyone starts her journey through the umpire ranks to achieve her one goal in life – becoming a major league baseball umpire. Her problem? No woman has ever broken through the stainless-steel ceiling of this male dominated sport.

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The Color Of The Puck

Amidst the backdrop of the American civil rights movement, Canadian Willie O'Ree overcomes racial prejudice and a career-threatening injury to become "the Jackie Robinson of hockey," the first black man to play in the National Hockey League.

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Ajeeta the Invincible

To pursue her dream of becoming a pro football (soccer) player, a 12 year-old orphan escapes from her cruel reformatory and sets out on a dangerous trek from New Delhi to a football academy near Kolkata. Script Excerpt

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Fish out of Water

In 1965, FISH LEVY, the only Jew at Luddington High in rural South Carolina, has to deal with graduation, school integration, a quest for basketball championship, and for first love.

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3rd and Goal

Against all odds, the first female quarterback drafted into the NFL battles prejudices and personal tragedy as she attempts to lead her longtime losing team in the quest for a playoff berth.

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BATTER UP

Screenplay Festival 2007, Honorable Mention for Comedy. When a minor leaguer falls for the ace pitcher in college softball, he finds that success in the majors and in love requires more than hitting the ball, he also needs to grow up. Script Excerpt

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When a Butterfly Falls

A crippled retired pitcher attends the All Star festivities to play in an old timers' game and to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. Script Excerpt

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Dellwood

A successful but unhappy novelist reluctantly returns to his childhood town to attend a friend's funeral and reminisces about his experiences playing basketball on a city court to escape his abusive home. [Ranked 7th in the Urban category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts"]

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The Rifle

Logline: A former college football star battles survivors guilt from a past fatal car accident when a NFL scout recruits him as a practice player for training camp on a new expansion team.

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Major Players 2: Thunder vs Lightning

After defeating a seemingly invincible opponent and severing ties with his manipulative cousin, a boxer must face an even more intimidating foe. Script Excerpt

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The Return of the Bad Boys

A group of friends from a working-class Detroit neighborhood cheat their way through a three-on-three basketball tournament to prove to themselves that they’re not losers (WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP meets THE HANGOVER).

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NO TIME OUT

Talented Sprinter is convinced to play High School Football. He is hurt in College, and pilfers his father's Oxycontin painkiller. He is drafted into the Tennessee Titans and the dosage escalates with his wife struggling to get him off.

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DOUBLE STEED

When a teen girl has to take over the care and training of her competitor’s new horse, her compassion and companionship with the two horses wins her a dressage competition.

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ME & JACKIE

Touching story of an unlikely friendship between a self-imposed, junk yard hermit with guilt he can't shake and a young latchkey teenager from a poor Baltimore neighborhood. Script Excerpt

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