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Murder in Emergency!

A nurse's fight to save her hospital becomes a war when she discovers patients are being murdered by predators lurking the wards at night.

Based on a True Story. Beth Davis is in a fight for life. Not her own, but the lives of hospital patients scheduled to be murdered in order to save costs. Titled 'the Angel' by those coming into 'Emergency', her care and benevolence cannot prevent their demise in the wards, at the hands of the 'unknown'. Each day she orders dinners for all, including those awaiting transport home. She is sister-in-charge of Emergency. When Matron calls a meeting announcing the hospital is to close due to the withdrawal of government funding, Beth's mind immediately goes to, "the dinners". Dismissing the thought, she knows she must do all she can to prevent the hospital from closing. She tries to garner support from her union. When this fails, she organizes a Rally. Threatened by expulsion, and no reference, she stands steadfast. There are more important things at stake here... patients! She refuses to cancel the Rally and desist from espousing her views. Her aims, paramount. Then, as if hit by a bomb, Sister Johnnie tells of a ward where patients are being murdered - administered medication which shuts down their organs causing painful deaths. Beth's fight now takes on greater purpose and urgency. She complains to police. But with no real evidence to support her allegations, they can do nothing. The medication is neither charted nor scripted. Only a note under the tablet bottle lists each patient's name and dosage. Nurse Nichols is tasked with making a copy of the note and patient charts, which conflict. Beth seeks clarification from Wards-man, Tony. Tony causes terror among the staff when he sings "Jesus" songs as he takes bodies to the mortuary. He confirms - "More bodies transported from that ward than from all other wards combined ". Beth knows too much. Her previously peaceful life is thrown into chaos when faceless men take control of her life, monitoring and thwarting her every move. That is, until they discover a dark undercurrent threatening their own existence. A car accident is orchestrated. Beth is injured. The hospital closes. Beth is without a job except for her second job at the Fish Shop which supplemented her hospital income. With the assistance of Johnnie, Nichols and Tony, police charge and prosecute Matron, the Office Manager and two doctors. They're found guilty and gaoled for the murders, but no one squeals. No one gives up the identities of those who gave the orders. They, are left free to continue the extermination spree in other government hospitals. Now working fulltime in the Fish Shop, customers remember and are grateful for Beth's efforts but she's embarrassed. One customer asks, "So, what do you consider your greatest achievement?" Beth goes quiet for a moment. Then, "My greatest achievement is my failure..." The answer left unfinished to the enquirer but in her mind, "... to save the patients." Those who made Beth's life a living hell, now in fear for their own well-being, reverse their previous decisions to destroy her. On opening her mail Beth's excitement cannot be contained. Her mum confirms, "Today, is a great day!"

Script Excerpt
Written by:
Format:
Screenplay
Budget:
Modest
Starring Roles For:
Charlize Theron
Meryl Streep
Liam Neeson
In the Vein Of:
based on a True Story
unique
Posted:
05/27/2018
Updated:
07/16/2020
Author Bio:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5673147 https://www.stage32.com/Profiler Screenwriter: 6 Feature and 1 Short Award-winning Scripts Author: non-fiction (4) books - Amazon "Best Seller" 2020 Publisher/Editor: 'Profiler' Magazine distributed nationally by the Packer network - NSC and Gordon & Gotch through newsagencies Poet: AllPoetry - 6 poems Wildsound - Top 100

Screenwriting Awards: 2020 Moviebytes 'Top 10' 2020 L.

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Contest Results:
Hollywood Moving Pictures (First Place, Best Screenplay Feature) [2018]
Los Angeles Independent (First Place, Best Dialogue Feature) [2017]
Christian Screenplay (First Place, Best Script, Best Writer, Fan ) [2017]
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