Joseph Sciuto
Author, Political Pundit, Historian

During the 1980’s, there was a seismic shift in the power structure of Hollywood. 

Gone were the moguls…Jack Warner, Louis B. Mayer, Carl Laemmle, Samuel Goldwyn and Darryl Zanuck…the founding fathers of the Motion Picture Industry. The studios were being taken over by technological giants such as Sony and Panasonic, and the new owners turned to lawyers and talent agents to run their newly obtained properties.

Actors, writers, producers and directors who had put their careers on hold during World War II to join the fight against the Germans and Japanese, were starting to die away at an alarming rate. The new generation of moguls had little interest in the history of Hollywood, and you would be hard pressed to find younger executives who could name one major battle that took place during the Great World War.

In 1982, a young, aspiring screenwriter, Nick Caggiano, moves from the Bronx in NYC to Los Angeles with hopes of finding work in the industry. One night at a famous bar on the Sunset Strip, a chance encounter occurs between young Nick the writer and a beautiful, enchanting young lady named Nicole. Following a violent fight between Nick and a couple of thugs who were harassing Nicole, they escape and go back to his apartment.

 What transpires between the young couple creates a riptide that drags Nick through the underbelly of the Hollywood establishment; challenging his moral and ethical character as he fights gallantly to save the deeply troubled yet bewitching Nicole.

 A clash between the last remnants of the old guard and the new Titans of Hollywood creates a volcano of unseemly corruption, perversion, and greed of epic proportions.

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