Brad Hanson is a top Air Force pilot about to retire. Having seen action in Afghanistan and Iraq, he's spending his last few months of active duty flying transports
and deciding what to do with the rest of his life.
Brad's current run is a C-17 cargo plane filled with chemical weapons destined
for burial in a security toxic waste site in Nevada. Weapons no longer needed now that
the cold war is over.
But Brad's C-17 never makes it to Nevada. A squadron of unmarked fighter jets
blasts the four F-16s escorting him out of the sky, then goes after the cargo plane. Brad
manages to out maneuver the fighters for a while, but takes a hit from a sidewinder
missile over the Rockies. Brad bails out only moments before the C-17 crashes in a
Now Brad is in a race with a squad of top Mercenaries, lead by Colonel Charles
T. Hessions, to recover the deadly cargo. The Mercenaries plan: Ten billion dollars or
the chemical weapons will be unleashed on Los Angeles...
Where the President and his wife are attending a conference.
Brad, with the help of a pretty park ranger named Jasmine, must climb
mountains, ford rivers, and avoid deadly rattle snakes as they chase Hessions and the
Mercenaries to the deadly cargo.
But when Hessions gets to the chemical weapons first, Brad and Jasmine must
fight the vicious team of mercenaries and prevent the bombs from being loaded onto an
F-16... which will unleash the weapons on Los Angeles.
"SIDEWINDER SEVEN" is "The Rock" in the Rockies, a fast paced action script
in the tradition of "Cliffhanger", "Broken Arrow", and "Relentless" (1977).
"SIDEWINDER SEVEN" story 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.