Title: A SPLENDID LITTLE WAR [the case of the Stolen Golden Biscuit}
Written by: Larry Kostroff
Type: Feature Film
Logline: A freshman reporter, assigned to cover the 50th Anniversary
Celebration of the Spanish-American War at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel
in New York, meets an older reporter who covered the war in Cuba, only
to have his account rejected upon his return to the United States. The
young reporter accepts the challenge to continue to submit the ignored
facts that would, in effect, re-write history.
Paul Romero, a freshman reporter assigned to cover the 50th
Anniversary Celebration of the Spanish-American War, is without the
proper credentials to gain entrance to the affair. While attempting to
correct the problem, he meets a porter at the hotel, Roberto Gomez,
who had been a reporter in Cuba at the time of the conflict. Roberto
tells Paul how he surrendered his non-combatant status as a journalist
when he picked up arms and fought alongside a Cuban Rebel Unit
comprised solely of women.
Upon his return to the United States, Roberto's account is routinely
rejected wherever he presents it, since it would require a rewriting
of the accepted version of history. He challenges Paul to continue the
effort to inform the public of the true facts. Paul accepts, and while
he initially faces similar resistance, he ultimately joins an
independent news outlet eager to publish the story.
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