[quote]I basically want it to be a guy who has grown up in a criminal family but he actually has a conscience and doesnt get involved in it. His family often gets suspicious but they still consider him family so they wouldnt hurt him. Eventually something happens (the catalyst) that gives him no choice but to get involved in his families criminal ways. He basically begins to struggle with the conflict of loyalty to his family or loyalty to himself, and the climax will involve him sacrificing himself (or somthing else heroic) to save an innocent person or people over his family.[/quote]
Like you said it’s been done before. In fact I thought I was
reading the logline for Corky Ramano for a second there. That’s
not really the problem though. The problem is it’s too vague to
make an opinion on. What’s the catalyst that forces him into the
family? You say you can make it original but how? What makes
yours different than the rest?