About That Novel ... (And That Film...)

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About Gene Plotkin's novel: we heard originally that the first chapter contained a scene where two characters discuss the possibility of infiltrating the printing department of a major bank. We haven't seen the manuscript, so we can't say, but Plotkin describes the plot of the film (which he considered calling, among other things, "Inside Information") in another email:

As a quick refresher, the plot of the film revolves around a recent college graduate who gets a dream job & great girlfriend, only to lose the one and be betrayed by the other when he find himself on the run, wrongly suspected of embezzlement and murder, with both sides of the law closing in and a link to an experimental street drug as his sole key to the puzzle.
Think French Connection meets the Usual Suspects meets the Fugitive.

Full text of the email after the jump.

From: "Plotkin, Gene"

Date: January 16, 2004 5:02:47 PM EST

To: "Plotkin, Gene"

Subject: Alternatives Titles -- please send feedback

Folks,
As you all know, my film company, Cicero Productions has been working on an independent film. As post-production nears completion, we have begun to search for the optimal title for this film.
The working title has been ONE WAY, but we believe there may be better choices available. If you could, please select 3-5 of your top choices from the first set of potential titles below and 0-2 from the second set. The key criteria for us is that you would want to see this film based purely on the title.
As a quick refresher, the plot of the film revolves around a recent college graduate who gets a dream job & great girlfriend, only to lose the one and be betrayed by the other when he find himself on the run, wrongly suspected of embezzlement and murder, with both sides of the law closing in and a link to an experimental street drug as his sole key to the puzzle.
Think French Connection meets the Usual Suspects meets the Fugitive.
Now for the prospective titles (they have all been vetted
to make sure they haven't been taken in the recent past by existing films).
SET #1
Acid Test
The Agenda
Character Assassination
False Moves
The Fifth Ace
The Game of Masks
Gray Area
In Bad Faith
In Broad Daylight
The Jugular
Off Balance
Power Users
Selling Point
Skid
Taking the Blame
Team Player
The Transfer
Unravel
SET #2
Blowout
Boil Down
The Blindside
Erasable
Honesty Policy
Human Chess
In Tough
Inside Information
Mind Frame
Mortal Coil
Out of Context
The One Eighty
The Plot
Pulled In
The Role
Setback
The Short End
Slippery Slope
Suicide Pass
Untenable

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