This is an ORIGINAL complete Studio Script, direct from WARNER BROS. STUDIOS.

This Script is an UNMADE Pilot Script. It was written by former DUKES OF HAZZARD Producer - Writer - Director, ROD AMATEAU amd GARY HUDSON. It was written at the peak of the DUKES OF HAZZARD Popularity on CBS. This SCRIPT was for the 1981 proposed series,


According to Gary Hudson: "In 1981 Rod Amateau and I sold to ABC an action-comedy hourlong pilot we had created. It was called "Border Pals," about fun and nonsense on the U.S.-Canadian border at Lake Canusa.

The plot was about a dysfunctional American sheriff and deputies on one side of the border and the always clueless Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the other as they attempted to corral a crazed poacher while dealing with dangerous mobsters from Detroit. Their weapons of choice were horses, a high-speed boat, helicopter and car chases, crashes, furniture fighting and other mayhem.

Rod had many series and motion pictures to his credit, but this was the first time I had a pilot actually filmed. The budget was more than $1 million. Those were heady days: meetings with series development execs (who have a life span about as long as a scooter rider in a biker bar), working on rewrites, casting, hiring the crew, scouting locations, designing the production, filming, even overseeing the catering and working with the program practices people to determine how many swear words, gunshots and dead bodies we could have per episode. Warner Bros. was the production company, and the honchos there gave us a nice little bungalow on the lot and even tossed in access to the executive dining room. The weeks went by, filled with excitement and jolly people working together.

This Original PILOT Script, is the FIRST DRAFT from March 2, 1981. It has 61 pages.

Unique Script with a backstory, if you like 80's nostalgia, or unmade television series scripts.

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MORE INFO ON ROD AMATEAU: Starting out as a radio writer, Rodney Amateau began his career as a dialogue coach and filmed screen tests for Fox Studios while working as a stunt dbl before directing 2nd Unit's, where he began his film career. He soon turned to directing TV series, which he did for many years before returning to film directing in the 1970s.

MORE INFO ON ROD AMATEAU: Rodney "Rod" Amateau (December 20, 1923 "?? June 29, 2003) was an American screenwriter, film and television director.

Among programs that he directed were NBC's The Dennis Day Show, CBS's sitcoms The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, starring Dwayne Hickman, Mister Ed, The Bob Cummings Show, starring Robert Cummings, and The New Phil Silvers Show, an unsuccessful attempt by comedian Phil Silvers to return to a regular series.

He was producer of TV shows such as My Mother the Car and Supertrain, and wrote the story for the 1988 film Sunset. Amateau also directed a few episodes of The Dukes of Hazzard, and appeared in a handful of episodes as an actor as well.

In 1987, he directed, produced, and co-wrote the The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, which is considered to be one of the worst films ever made.

From 1945 to 1949, he was married to actress Coleen Gray, who sued him for child support in 1955.

From 1959 to 1962, he was married to Sandra Burns, the adopted daughter of George Burns and Gracie Allen.

Amateau died from a cerebral hemorrhage in 2003.

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