R | | Crime, Drama
The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
This script was a favorite on the 2015 Blacklist, an annual list of the year's most liked unproduced scripts.
Richard Wershe Sr.:
When I first saw you I knew you were going to be bigger than me.
The bulk of this story is set in the early / mid '80s. However, Wershe Sr. tells his son that he is seeing someone about a "40 Cal". The .40 S&W cartridge debuted January 17, 1990.
Pump Me Up
Written by Big Tony Fisher (as Tony Fisher), Robert Reed, and James 'Doc' Avery (as James Avery)
Performed by Trouble Funk
Under license from Tuff City Records
Published by Street Tuff Tunes (ASCAP)
$8,860,431 (USA) (16 September 2018)
$24,011,188 (USA) (8 November 2018)
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