Before his retirement, Ben Rance had been the C.I.A.s top man in France for
ten years. Then the Cold War ended. Now he spends his days on the beach and
his nights in the plush hotels of the Riviera.
But when Ben's replacement, Robby Scheider, is shot on the streets of Paris
by an unknown gunman, the C.I.A. knows there is only one man to investigate.
At the funeral Ben meets Robby's sexy fiance, Dominique Duvall, a woman
seeking revenge against her boy friend's killer.
Ben and Dominique track the clues from the busy streets of Paris to the quiet
towns of the French country side, a pair of hired assassins only a few steps
behind them. Every lead turning into a dead end: Gabin, one of Robby's agents
disappears. Simone, the only witness to the murder is murdered herself. And
Mr. Hanson of the C.I.A. claims that all of Robby's files have been shredded.
The only remaining clues point to a toy factory owned by wealthy Paris
businessman Jean Cavalier. But why does his toy factory have armed security
guards and an electrified fence?
As Ben and Dominique follow the clues from Paris to San Francisco, they are
pulled into a terrifying race against time; where hired killers, car chases, hand
to hand fights, and double crosses are the norm. Ben and Dominique work
together in order to survive, and romance follows.
But their relationship is put to the ultimate test, when the trail to Robby's
killer leads back to the victim.
Is Robby still alive? And is he master-minding the re-opening of the
"French connection", using Cavalier's toys to smuggle heroin into the USA?
ROGUE AGENT" is a fast paced espionage thriller in the tradition of "The
Third Man" and "The Ipcress File" with a story ripped from today's headlines.
"ROGUE AGENT" 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.