This screenplay, originally titled The Lion’s Share, was first written in 1995, then revised in 1996 and again in 2002, when its title changed. It is based on the true story of Sam Byck, who committed suicide during a botched 1974 attempt at assassinating President Richard M. Nixon by crashing an airplane into the White House. It was selected for American Zoetrope staff review after its submission to Francis Ford Coppola’s screenplay discovery Web site screenplay.lather.com, and it gained the authors representation with Susan Smith & Associates in Beverly Hills, CA. Sam Byck’s story is now the subject of the film “The Assassination of Richard Nixon,” starring Sean Penn. The authors are no longer represented by Susan Smith & Associates, and the screenplay remains unproduced.
Read the Citizen Arcane – Sample screenplay .pdf.
© 2002, 1995 Mark S. Meritt and Richard Hack