THE BAKER TOUCH
When southern California is struck by a rash of identical perfect bank
robberies, the FBI sends their best agent to investigate: Penny Baker.
Smart and beautiful, Penny Baker is known for staying cool even under
fire. She never goes anywhere without her .38 Smith and Wesson Airweight, not
even on a date.
Reluctantly partnered with a rookie FBI Agent fresh out of law school, Phil
Grant, Penny's investigation uncovers some strange facts: All the robberies had
the same M.O, but the descriptions of the robbers are different. At one bank
they were black, at another white, at the third they were women. All of the
robberies took place at the exact same time. How could this be?
When the investigation leads them into a vortex of violence, shootouts,
car chases and fist fights, Phil discovers a frightening truth about Penny: She
LIKES it. Penny Baker gets turned on by the 'criminal' side of FBI work.
Starting as enemies, turning to friends; Phil and Penny work together on
the case and come up with the answer: bank robbery franchises. Someone is
selling plans for the perfect bank robbery, and collecting a percentage of the
take. The Betty Crocker Of Crime, with the recipe for larceny. Responsible for
THOUSANDS of identical robberies across the country!
But how do you catch a Master Criminal who uses concepts from multi-level marketing so that he never meets his teams? How do you prove he's
guilty of any crime?
Phil's by-the-book methods are given the ultimate test, when Penny Baker
decides to change careers...
And become a bank robber.
"THE BAKER TOUCH" is a high speed crime thriller in the tradition of
"Lethal Weapon", "Deep Cover" plus a dash of "Charlie's Angels" with a mixed
gender team and edge of seat action all the way to the explosive conclusion.
"THE BAKER TOUCH" a screenplay by William C. Martell (818) XXX-XXXX
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I've written 19 films that were carelessly slapped onto celluloid: 3 for HBO, 2 for Showtime, 2 for USA Net, and a whole bunch of CineMax Originals (which is what happens when an HBO movie goes really, really wrong). I've been on some film festival juries, including Raindance in London (twice - once with Mike Figgis and Saffron Burrows, once with Lennie James and Edgar Wright - back to "jury duty" in October of 2009). Roger Ebert discussed my work with Gene Siskel on his 1997 "If We Picked The Winners" Oscar show. I'm quoted a few times in Bordwell's great book "The Way Hollywood tells It". My USA Net flick HARD EVIDENCE was released on video the same day as the Julia Roberts' film Something To Talk About and out-rented it in the USA. In 2007 I had two films released on DVD on the same day and both made the top 10 rentals.