THE SHARPSHOOTER BLUES
PART 1: THE LOVELY CHILDREN
Based on the novel by Lewis Nordan
Screenplay by Alexa Gilker & Todd Sandler
When two out-of-towners are shot dead at William Tell’s general store, Louis McNaughton, a hefty kid with a comic-book-fueled imagination, lies and tells the authorities it was the work of Morgan, “The Sharpshooter”. However, Louis saw the real shooter: Hydro Raney, a hydrocephalic young man (a person with a build-up of fluid in the brain which causes an enlarged head) with the intelligence of an eight year old whom no one in town believes has the capability of doing much of anything, let alone murder.