Kelly Brooks is a single working mother, trying to stay healthy so that she can care
for her five year old daughter, Lisa.
She's also the youngest Homicide Detective on the police force.
Kelly's plans to lead a long and healthy life change drastically when she's partnered
with Harry Keaton, the department gunslinger. Harry's last six partners were either killed
in the line of duty or hauled away in ambulances. Where Harry goes, trouble follows.
Already, they're taking bets in the squad room to see how long Kelly survives.
Harry Keaton is on his best behavior. He's been told if his partner is injured, or if he
uses "unreasonable" force, he'll be suspended or fired. But trouble follows Harry.
When they investigate the murder of a Politician's wife during a restaurant hold up,
they uncover a dangerous conspiracy...
A group of arms merchants is cashing in on the ban on assault rifles by shipping
several barges of weapons right into the city harbor. Not just any weapons, these are
Glock P-l00s, made of 100% space age high impact plastics developed by NASA. Machine
pistols which can by-pass any metal detectors or x-ray machines; for use in airports,
courtrooms, or even The White House. Kelly and Harry must race against time to stop the
Through car chases, shoot outs, sniper attacks, boat chases, and fist fights, Harry and
Kelly must learn to work together in order to survive. And with Harry, that ain't easy.
"UNREASONABLE FORCE" is a fast paced action script with comic and relationship
elements, about a single mom detective who must teach a gunslinger cop to control his
anger in order to survive. In the tradition of "Lethal Weapon" and "48 Hours".
"UNREASONABLE FORCE" a screenplay by William C. Martell
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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.