Detroit - a Dallas Recon

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Ok so here is a new thread I'm using some ideas from a post in: http://www.tellytalk.net/threads/if...ayed-a-back-seat-role.9424/page-3#post-296124

I'd move the location to Detroit, Michigan and use a different house, more a Midwest farm house:
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Located west of Detroit in the fictional Stockbidge County.
 

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The interiors would be modeled on an updated version of the original with some tweaks to make them fit the overall look of the house and a pool CGI added just off the back.

The original updated interior:

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Entry Hall Looking into the Living Room

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Living Room Looing toward the Entry Hall
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Dinning Room
 

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And Views of Detroit:

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One Detroit, offices of Ewing Enterprises, Ewing Oil, etc.

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Detroit Music Scene, The Movement Festival - birthplace of Techno

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Ewing Chemical, Southwest Detroit
 

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And the song would change:


Click on the above to go to the Youtube site for a music version of the song Stay by Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber - or something like this.

This sets up that this is not Dallas but it is a new version . . .
 
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Black Screen and Music Starts.

First scene: Jock is taking the hose from a farm hand to fight a fire raging out of control, joining other, much younger men, to risk his life and save his home:

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Screen says: Gerald McRaney as Jock Ewing

Followed by scenes of Detroit the city, the suburbs and the countryside of the state of Michigan.
 
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Miss Ellie walks into an industrial farm building with sign that reads "South Fork Dairy, LLC, a Subsidiary of Ewing Enterprises. She marches up to several employees, obviously in charge, obviously no one to be messed with, and a crucifix noticeably around her neck:

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Screen says Sissy Spacek as Miss Ellie Ewing
 
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The camera flies up to the top of the One Detroit Building and in an office high above the city JR looks over some maps with some geologists, pointing his finger at the spot with a great smile over his face, abosolutly thrilled:

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Screen says: Jensen Ackles as JR Ewing
 

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The Detroit Club:
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Sue Ellen inside directs the sitting of tables making it known that she's in charge:

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Zoe Saldana as Sue Ellen Ewing
 
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Speeding down the high way in a sporty convertible Bobby and Pam seem very happy with life:

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Screen says: Gerard Nolan Funk as Bobby Ewing and Victoria Justice as Pamela Barnes Ewing
 
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Then Lucy rolls around in the hay, literally with a young farm hand:

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Screen says: Isabella Moner as Lucy Ewing
 

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As the music ends, JR walks into the entry hall of South Fork fighting with his mother. "I don't want to hear it!" she yells at him. "Jock tell JR that he's not tearing up South Fork."

Jock hands JR a drink from the living room bar. "What would you want with South Fork?"

"We've got a new process for lithium extraction."

"I don't give a damn!" Miss Ellie says. "No one's touching my daddy's farm. Not for anything."

"We could clear about ten billion."

"Holy shit!" Jock exclaims.

Ellie confront him, "Lets get this clear, Jock Ewing. I don't care if it's a hundred billion. He touches one square inch and I'll tear this family apart at the seems." She walks out of the room.

Sue Ellen quietly says to Jock, "I mean even if she doesn't want the money, think of the good that would do for the community, the jobs, the causes that could use the cash."

"That's my daughter, always giving away money," Sue Ellen's mother says entering the room.

"Patricia," Jock exclaims, "How can you jet set all over this world and stay so beautiful?"

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Screen says: Guest Starring Phylicia Raschad as Patricia Shepard Beaubien

Sue Ellen says, "I wasn't expecting you, mother."

"Just stopping on my way across the continent."

Then they hear the commotion of a car pulling up outside and Miss Ellie calling out, "It's Bobby. He's here with Pam."

The family walks through the house, across the kitchen and outside onto the driveway court yard. Jock saying to JR, "I can't believe he's brought that drunk's gold digger's daughter to our house."

Patricia says, "I thought he married her."

Sue Elle says, "Miss Ellie gave them a piece of land to build a house on and until then they're staying here, in Bobby's bedroom."

"Cozy," her mother smirks.

Out side the family is introduced to Pam and Pam to the family. Lucy comes walking up from somewhere far out in the yard in tight riding britches and a white shirt.
 
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Preview scenes:

1) JR meets Jeremey Wendell at the Auto Show Preview. Jeremey asks to buy Ewing Chemical's paten for lithium extraction. JR asks for twenty percent of Westing, his car company. Jeremey laughs. He tells him he'll get it one way or another. As he walks away a woman steps up to JR and says, "Bet he doesn't know about your fluoride battery," and JR responds, "And how do you know about that?"

2) JR says to Jock in the South Fork living room, you better get her to agree. We're gonna need all the money we can get if we got any chance keeping them from our throats like they got to Cliff Barnes." Pam says, "You're a monster." JR responds, "Oh honey, the stress must be getting to you. You're brother's taking bribes. Your father's a drunk. Your momma's a whore. And now your worried your husband won't have the money you're hoping to milk out of him when he's dead." Bobby punches JR and Jock separates them yelling at Bobby, "Watch you temper!" and at JR "And you watch your mouth."

3) JR meets with Dia Lang in the offices of Ewing Enterprises. "Nice to meet you Mr. Lang. My daddy tells me we've got a lot in common." "Does he? Like what?" "Well first of all that he's your daddy too." "Well he tells me you could use some help. You've got Cliff Barnes trying to block you at the state level from digging up the lithium you need." "I took care of him. Barnes is an idiot like everyone else in Lansing. For the last fifty years they've been trying to bury this city and been burying themselves right along with it, ever decreasing relevance. If not for my daddy I'd move the offices out of this state along with everyone else. But they're the least of my problems." "Agreed. The cartel, they present an even greater threat. You're looking to up root the automobile industry and destroy big oil in one full swoop. And, then you're already lining up your next shot at the lithium market. Staying miles ahead of the competition. Smart. Dangerous too."

4) JR meets the young farm hand Lucy was in the hay with earlier. "What did you tell my niece?" he asks. "Nothing. It's just that she's really interested in the business." "Yeah but why she's asking you? Momma brought you from the farms shoveling cow shit to shoveling horse shit. You don't know nothing about my family's business." "No I don't. I'm just telling you what she said." "She does sound a bit more capable then her addle brained father." "I don't know." "You sure you don't know?" "I'm sure." JR leans in and grabs his face, kissing him full on the mouth.

5) JR gets out of bed in a hotel room and pulls on his pants. He turns to a beautiful young girl in his bed and says, "Kristin you really have a knack for saying way to much." "It's just, JR, that Sue Ellen isn't good enough for you. Her daddy's a drunk who left them that big house and not much money. Where my daddy left me so much." "Money you have no control over what so ever. Doesn't help me much, now does it? Maybe you can get me in touch with one of your father's kids from his first wife." "That's not funny JR." "Neither's a two bit tramp talking trash about my wife. You remember that darlin'." JR turns and looks out the window.

A refinery, lit up at night, explodes into the dark sky, up into a mushroom cloud of gas and fire.

JR looks horrified.
 
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House location:

1355 Liebeck Rd Chelsea, MI 48118
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