TITLE of Script: CODE OF REDEMPTION
Author NAME: Guy Quigley
Type of screenplay: Action/Adventure/ Suspense/Thriller)
A hijacked limo with an intended heist becomes a hijacked private jet with Jihadists’ on board, can a father and two sons survive or are they the ultimate sacrifice and will the female captives get their ultimate revenge.
John Wright and his two sons are hijacked in their limo on the way to a meet a Saudi billionaire on his private jet. Terrorists strap a bomb to his son Joe’s female assistant, Ally. The Jihadists take Ally hostage and leave her in the limo for security or death and take control of the Boeing Business Jet. They intend to fly the 737 into the white house. Their leader, Zihayr Ali Astarabadi, knows they cannot penetrate the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) as they have no Discrete Transponder Code. In a fight for life and death and after desperate attempts to communicate with the aircraft, F-16s bring down the jet killing all on board. Zihayr shoots John and after seeing his father dead body and knowing what was to be their future, at the insistence of Joe, Peter Wright sky dives out of the plane in tandem with Sylvia Hutton, one of the flight attendants. During the escape, Joe is shot by Zihayr who uses his own parachute and escapes, leaving Joe wounded on the doomed aircraft. The terrorists’ expensive futile effort is an elaborate ruse being called “Stage one” of a two stage operation. Washington is not the real target.
Art Goodwin is the brother-in-law of Sylvia and a service engineer for an apartment building in Washington, DC. He is called to service an apartment fax machine and because of his sneaky nature, before he trashes the thermal imaging paper, he prints copies. The copies reveal a coded network of US terrorist’s cells. Within the body of the faxes, is the secret to “Stage two” of the terrorist plan.
Peter Wright, like his father John is an ex-marine sniper, who is delivered to David Stein of Homeland Security where he interviews Peter and Sylvia. It is learned that the flight attendant, Sylvia, is an agent assigned to spy on the Saudi billionaire. Peter and Sylvia help as best they can and are dismissed by Stein, but Stein secretly assigns Sylvia to watch Peter. Art shows Peter and Sylvia the faxes. Sylvia is instructed to bring Peter back in as they have found Ally alive, the bomb failed to go off. Ally and Peter are consumed with revenge.
The DC terrorist cell finds out about Art’s handiwork. They seize him and his son to torture them for the truth. The terrorists murder Art’s wife who is also Sylvia’s sister. Following instructions, the DC cell leader kills one of their own, the young Raheem, who did not destroy the fax film. Raheem’s sister Malika, is also a cell member and upon finding her dead brother tries to save Art’s son from death. Peter and Sylvia find the secret cell. They wipe out the terrorists and rescue Art and his son. Peter learns from a dying Malika how to break the code. He passes it to David Stein of Homeland Security. The broken code takes them to the Bahamas and back and on to Miami to where “Stage two” is about to happen with the destruction of a fully loaded ocean liner leaving the port of Miami. David Stein wants the terrorists alive, so he can squeeze as much information as possible. Peter who has lost his father and his brother and Ally, who has survived the bomb harness, want them dead. Having lost her sister, Sylvia has her own loyalty and demons to deal with.
In an explosive climax, they are able to stop the “Stage 2” operation and David Stein gets his top terrorist alive, but Peter Wright, after all he’s lost won’t allow that to happen. Ally and Sylvia exercise their own Code of Redemption by a single sniper shot.