To Die in Lima

Bill Kerby (screenwriter)
Bertram Gabriel (article)

Los Angeles: The Producers Group, 1984. Revised First Draft script for an unproduced film. With a single manuscript ink annotation to the inside rear wrapper, noting a name and phone number.

Loosely based on the 1982 "Life" magazine article "To Die in Lima: a Cocaine Tragedy, the Tale of an American Who Got Mixed Up in the Drug Trade" by Bertram Gabriel. An American farmer visiting Lima after a life-threatening heart attack is conned into working as a drug mule, leading to his arrest and torturous detainment by the Peruvian government.

Set in the Sierra Mountains, California and Lima, Peru.

White titled wrappers. Title page present, dated January 26, 1984, noted as REVISED FIRST DRAFT, with credits for screenwriter Bill Kerby. 132 leaves, with last page of text numbered 129. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, with five blue revision pages at the end of the script, two dated 2/21/84. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus overall, bound with two gold brads.


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