Ripped-from-the-Headlines 80’s Style Buddy Action Comedy TROUBLE BY THE GALLON, starring Tom Selleck and Tom Selleck.

Thought I’d share the script for the teaser of my new movie. The story has been ripped right from the headlines! Really! Tom Selleck’s been stealing water!

(Special thanks to Greg Boose.)

TROUBLE BY THE GALLON

Teaser Trailer

NARRATOR

Someone’s been stealing LA’s water…

Cut to Tom Selleck looking over his shoulder as he connects a big hose from a tanker truck to a fire hydrant. He waves at two attractive young women as they eyeball him over their designer sunglesses, gives them a winning smile.

TOM SELLECK

Drinks are on me, ladies.

NARRATOR

And the only person who can stop him…is his own twin brother.

Tom Selleck, in a police uniform, chases a thief trying to run away with two jugs of milk. Selleck executes a flying tackle, the thief goes down in an explosion of milk

TOM SELLECK

You’re creamed, pal…

He looks down at his milk-covered uniform.

TOM SELLECK

…and so am I.

NARRATOR

Now they’ll have to work together

Tom Selleck slaps handcuffs on Tom Selleck.

TOM SELLECK:

You have the right to remain silent…

TOM SELLECK

You’re still mad Mom liked me more!

NARRATOR

Because they’ve got forty eight hours to save the city from drowning in trouble.

Two gunmen fire machine guns at Tom Selleck, who dives behind cover, while behind them Tom Selleck turns a valve on a big pipe. A blast of water knocks the two gunmen down.

NARRATOR

They’re going to need a little help…

Cut to PIPELY, a robot wearing overalls, with a wrench and a plunger instead of hands.

PIPELY

Looks like those guys are all washed up!

Both Tom Sellecks shake their heads.

TOM SELLECKS (simultaneously)

Pipely!

NARRATOR

…and a LOT of luck.

Tom Selleck rides a surfboard, with Tom Selleck standing on his shoulders. A wave of water from a burst tanker carries them through a construction site and towards a brick wall. Cut to Pipely, watching with SUSAN, the vivacious love interest.

PIPELY

WAVE goodbye, Susan!

SUSAN

Pipely!

NARRATOR

This fall, join Tom Selleck…

Tom Selleck raises a glass of water in a toast.

NARRATOR

… and Tom Selleck…

Across from him, Tom Selleck raises his own glass of water.

NARRATOR

…with, Kelly McGillis…

Vivacious love interest Susan raises a third glass.

NARRATOR

…and Pipely…

Pipely raises a glass held in his wrench and everyone laughs.

NARRATOR

…in TROUBLE BY THE GALLON!

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