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The Inch High Spy
by D. Barton Campbell (commanderbip@msn.com)

Rated: PG   Genre: Action/Adventure   User Review: **1/2
The Inch High Spy teams with a CIA officer to find a secret underground genetic weapons laboratory and prevent terrorists from changing the face of the world.


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FADE IN:

EXT. P-3 ORION AIRPLANE - NIGHT
                                                            
Exterior view of a P-3 turboprop airplane in camouflage
paint scheme flying over rugged, mountainous terrain. The
exterior of the aircraft is bristling with special
electronic equipment - antennae, black pods, satellite
dishes.

SUPER: AFGHANISTAN, TORA BORA REGION, SEPTEMBER 2002
                                                            
INT. P-3 AIRCRAFT
                                                            
Dim lighting, aircraft is bouncing around in strong winds,
lots of activity with military personnel at workstations.

The Inch High Spy, a Navy Lieutenant Commander, is in a
flight suit sitting at a large console with four large
screens showing satellite, video, radar, infrared displays
of the terrain.

He is frantically working a keyboard and mouse. He is
short, his feet do not touch the floor.
                                                            
                       IHS
Goddammit, how the hell can I get
a good reading when we're bouncing
around all over the sky!
                                                            
LCOL TIBBETS, Army Green Beret, is looking over his
shoulder.
                                                            
                       TIBBETS
      (loudly over the
       drone of the
       propellers)
C'mon Inch High, we're right over
the first location you picked! The
gunship is standing by, I've got
people on the ground in danger of
being spotted! We need to find
that tunnel entrance.. NOW !!
                                                            

2.

                       IHS
Okay, there, I've got a radar
anomaly bouncing back, it matches
with the satellite coordinates in
my database...and there! Infrared
shows thermal images - bad guys!
                                                            
                       TIBBETS
Punch in the coordinates for the
laser designator!
                                                            
TIBBETS grabs a microphone and FLIPS a console switch as
INCH HIGH works the keyboard.
                                                            
CUT TO: EXT VIEW OF P-3 AIRCRAFT
                                                            
A nose-mounted lens ROTATES left and shoots a LASER beam
straight toward a TUNNEL ENTRANCE in a shallow VALLEY
between two rocky ridges.
                                                            
                       TIBBETS
      (Voice Over)
Bravo Mike Sierra! - you are
cleared in hot! Repeat! Cleared
in hot on laser designator!
                                                            
CUT TO: EXT VIEW OF AC-130 GUNSHIP
                                                            
The gunship BANKS head-on toward the TARGET - blasting away
with its mini-machine gun, 20mm canon, and Hellfire
missiles.
                                                            
CUT TO: TUNNEL ENTRANCE
                                                            
INSURGENTS gunned down, ROCKETS entering the tunnel-way and
EXPLODING inside.
                                                            
CUT TO: INT P-3 AIRCRAFT
                                                            
                       TIBBETS
      (watching video
       screen, grabs mic)
Team Alpha, you are cleared
in for damage and kill assessment.
Report back to me immediately.
                                                            

3.

                       TIBBETS
      (flips switch off,
       replaces mic)
Good job Inch High! - you damn
sure know how to find those
tunnels! I hope we got some high
value targets. At least there's a
few less Al Qaeda out there.
Where's your next location?
                                                            
                       IHS
      (typing)
North. I'll send new fly-to
coordinates to the cockpit.
                                                            
A red PHONE next to the console starts BUZZING. Tibbets
answers.
                                                            
                       TIBBETS
Colonel Tibbets.....

What? You can't be serious! Do you
know what we're doing here right
now!
                                                            
He listens.
                                                            
                       TIBBETS
      (disgusted)
I understand. I will comply, but I
damn well don't like it!
                                                            
Hangs up, puts his hand on INCH HIGH's shoulder.
                                                            
                       TIBBETS
Lieutenant Commander Blake, that
was your boss back at the Defense
Intelligene Agency. You are
being recalled to Washington for a
special mission. I don't know
what it is, but it better be damn
important.
                                                            
                       IHS
That's bullshit Colonel! I've
been working on this project for a
year! We're just now getting
            (MORE)

4.

                       IHS (cont'd)
results! I need to be here!
                                                            
TIBBETS picks up the mic, FLIPS a switch on the CONSOLE.
                                                            
                       TIBBETS
Flight deck this is Colonel
Tibbets. Abort, I repeat, Abort
the mission. Return to base.
                                                            
 
INT. GENETICS LAB - MAKESHIFT BABY DELIVERY ROOM - DAY
                                                            
SUPER: GENETICS LAB, JULY 7TH UNDERGROUND BIOTECHNOLOGY
COMPLEX, NORTH KOREA, SEPTEMBER 2002
                                                            
A North Korean girl, YUNG-LI (early 20s), cries out in labor
pain. In the b.g. a group of men and women are watching
behind a large glass window - a mix of Korean and Middle
Eastern/Arab ethnicities, some in lab coats.

The Japanese scientist, HACHIRO TAKEMURA (late 40s) is
holding YUNG-LI's hand.
                                                            
                       YUNG-LI
      (in Korean,
       English subtitles)
Professor Takemura! Please help
me! You are the only one I trust.
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA
      (subtitles)
You will be fine Yung-li, try to
relax and breath. You must only
worry about getting through this
right now. I will protect you as
best I can.
                                                            
One last painful push, the BABY BOY is delivered. The
Korean doctor holds it up to the GLASS.

The overweight HASSAN AL RASHID looks closely, speaks in
Arabic to Dr. BAHIRA TARZI, a raven-haired woman in a lab
coat next to him.
                                                            

5.

                       HASSAN AL RASHID
      (in Arabic,
       English subtitles)
Dr Tarzi, the baby appears to be
healthy, that is a good sign.
                                                            
AL RASHID and TARZI leave the viewing area, walk into a long
ARCHED CORRIDOR.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
      (subtitles)
Get me the results of the tests as
soon as possible. Anything over a
90 per cent match will mean the
prototype experiment was a
success.
                                                            
                       BAHIRA
      (subtitles)
Yes, then I can program the code
sequences into the microcomputer
of Takemura's nanorobot.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
      (subtitles)
Good. I will finish my report for
The Assembly.
                                                            
AL RASHID continues toward the far exit. PAK SONG HO comes
out of a side OFFICE, extends his hand.
                                                            
                       PAK
Is my good friend Hassan Al
Rashid pleased? Perhaps you would
like to join me for a drink to
celebrate your success?
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
Yes, Pak Song-ho, I am very
pleased. We could not have
achieved our goal without your
help for all these years. But I
must go now. I am never
comfortable being this far
underground.
                                                            

6.

He turns and quickly heads down the corridor.
                                                            
 
EXT. UPPER PENINSULA, MICHIGAN - DAY
                                                            
SUPER: HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST, UPPER PENINSULA MICHIGAN,
23 NOVEMBER 2002.

Low-level tree-top FLYOVER of mixed forest with open swampy
areas. A gray, clouding sky.

ZOOM to a lone HUNTER walking amongst the trees, his DOG
visible darting among the bushes. He carries a shotgun.
                                                            
GROUND LEVEL - we follow the lost hunter as he approaches a
large swampy area, clearly becoming increasingly frustrated
with his situation.
                                                            
                       HUNTER
      (out loud)
You dumb ass. Left the goddamn
compass in the truck. Now I'm out
here stumblin' around crossing my
own friggin' tracks cause I can't
even walk in a straight line.
Sonofabitch!
                                                            
He turns to skirt the edge of the swamp, the rising north
wind brings SNOW.

White tail-flash of his hunting dog darting about.

He picks up the pace, trips over a fern-hidden hump of cedar
root, tumbles down onto the soft swamp-edge peat blanket.

Faint SOUND of an engine, growing louder, he scrambles to
his feet.

A small AIRPLANE pops out of the low clouds, clips a large
pine TREE, nose dives into the swamp in a THUDDING SPLASH.
                                                            
CLOSE UP - EXT plane's COCKPIT, ripped open door, the dead
black-haired Asian PILOT is hanging half out on the ground.
We can see his face, it is CHANG SONG-CHOL. Black swamp
water begins seeping up.


7.

PAN TO - open leather courier bag on the ground, alongside
is a large black hardcover notebook, lying open, facing
down, the words "PROJECT KHADIJAH" on the cover in English
and Arabic.

The notebook slowly slips away under a murky puddle.
                                                            
 
EXT. SARAJEVO, BOSNIA - GRAND HOTEL - DAY
                                                            
View of front facade of the Grand Hotel.
                                                            
SUPER: SARAJEVO, BOSNIA - JULY 1989
                                                            
INT. GRAND HOTEL ROOM - DAY
                                                            
FOUR ARAB MEN (early 20s) are seated around a table squeezed
into the room. Half-empty plates of food scattered about.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
We will speak English, we all need
the practice. I have picked this
meeting place to be under the
protection of our Muslim friends
and away from the prying eyes of
Western intelligence.
                                                            
AL RASHID snuffs out a Turkish cigarette on his plate.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
Brother Rateb Shallah of Syria,
Brother Salim Thaheem from Saudi
Arabia, and Brother Khaled Al-Kadi
of Jordon. Let me first
congratulate you as new members of
the Muslim Brotherhood.
                                                            
He reaches for the last forkfull of veal.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
I shall now tell you why you have
been summoned here today. During
my many years in the Muslim
Brotherhood I witnessed the
movement becoming more and more
violent, increasingly influenced
            (MORE)

8.

                       HASSAN AL RASHID (cont'd)
by the extremists among us.
                                                            
He shovels a forkfull of crepes into his mouth.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
It is Allah's Will for all of
mankind to follow Islam, and every
Muslim's duty to convert the
non-believers. But I believe this
can be achieved through science
and technology, not by fanatic
brute force.
                                                            
AL RASHID pushes the plate of crumbled crepes away.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
While attending medical school at
the University of Cairo, I became
fascinated with genetic tests
being done on mummies, which led
me to pursue a graduate degree in
Microbiology.
                                                            
He lights another cigarette as they listen intently.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
I received a vision from Allah
telling me to use my scientific
skills to trace our roots back to
The Prophet Mohammed, and to use
this information wisely.
                                                            
The others are visibly shaken by this revelation.
                                                            
AL RASHID opens a leather briefcase, retrieves a small,
flat, GOLD BOX.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
Yesterday I traveled to Travnik,
ninety kilometers northwest of
here, where I visited the
multi-colored mosque near the base
of ul Hendek. You know of this
place, ancient writings tell us
this sacred mosque contains hairs
            (MORE)

9.

                       HASSAN AL RASHID (cont'd)
from The Prophet Mohammed's beard.
                                                            
He opens the gold box. A single HAIR lies on a white cloth.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
This sacred hair has been
preserved and protected by
generations of a secret sect of
Mullah's at the ul Hendek mosque.
It has now been entrusted to us.
                                                            
He snuffs out another cigarette on his plate.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
The leaders of the Muslim
Brotherhood have selected you
based on your outstanding
scientific skills in your specific
areas of study. We will call
ourselves The Assembly, and our
mission is to bring Allah's Day of
Reckoning to the world by
scientific means.
                                                            
AL RASHID hands each of the men a sheaf of papers.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
This is our plan of action and a
list of research projects for each
of you to begin work on. May
Allah be our Guide.
                                                            
 
EXT. OKAZAKI CITY, HONSHU ISLAND, SOUTHERN JAPAN - DAY
                                                            
Panoramic evening spring-time view of the city. CHERRY
BLOSSOMS in full bloom along the SUGO RIVER.
                                                            
CUT TO: Sign over main entrance - OKAZAKI INSTITUTE FOR
MOLECULAR SCIENCE
                                                            
SUPER: OKAZAKI CITY, JAPAN, APRIL 1992
                                                            
The frail-looking Professor HACHIRO TAKEMURA(late 30s)
hustles out the pedestrian GATE.
                                                            

10.

                       JAPANESE GUARD
      (subtitles)
Late again, Professor Tekemura?
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA
      (subtitles)
Yes, I must hurry to catch the
8:35 train.
                                                            
He quickly crosses the Myoudai Bridge, turns left, heads
along the RIVER toward the train station.

SOUND of a tire squeal behind him. TWO large (Korean) MEN
jump from the back of a TAXI CAB, pull him inside, speed
away.
                                                            
                       KOREAN TAXI DRIVER (CHANG SONG-CHOL)
      (subtitles)
Pull off his coat, put his wallet
in one of the pockets.
                                                            
The TAXI pulls over at a quiet spot. One ASSAILANT jumps
out and tosses TAKEMURA's suit COAT into the RIVER. They
drive on.
                                                            
 
EXT. OPEN OCEAN, SEA OF JAPAN - NIGHT
                                                            
SUPER: SEA OF JAPAN, 30 MILES NORTHWEST OF YUYA-WAN BAY,
HONSHU ISLAND, JAPAN
                                                            
A lone FISHING TRAWLER trawler is drifting quietly on the
water with NO LIGHTS. It is flying a Japanese FLAG. There
is a hustle of ACTIVITY at the stern.

ZOOM TO: Clamshell DOORS at the STERN of the ship slowly
OPEN and let WATER flood in. We hear the start up of a
powerful ENGINE, and then see a long, black, sleek SPEEDBOAT
back out of the ship. It's hull is submerged beneath the
water, with only the rounded roof of the wheelhouse showing.
A SNORKEL rises up from the stern and is venting exhaust
SMOKE as the infiltration craft turns to head away from the
MOTHER SHIP.
                                                            
CUT TO: YUYA-WAN BEACH
                                                            

11.

CHANG SONG-CHOL standing on the beach, scanning the OCEAN
horizon with night vision BINOCULARS. TAKEMURA is sitting
in the sand next to him, BOUND and GAGGED with his hands
tied behind his back. The same two (taxi cab) North Korean
AGENTS are guarding him.
                                                            
CHANG repeatedly flicks a red-filtered FLASHLIGHT on/off.
The bow of the infiltration boat slips quietly up on the
beach.
                                                            
                       CHANG (to the two AGENTS)
      (in Korean,
       English subtitles)
Get him up.
                                                            
They pull TAKEMURA to his feet. A HATCH on the bow opens
and PAK SONG-HO emerges with two aluminum suit-CASES. He
walks over and sets the cases down in front of CHANG.
                                                            
                       CHANG (points to Takemura)
      (subtitles)
Here is the package you requested.
                                                            
                       PAK (points to cases)
      (subtitles)
Good work. These are for you.
                                                            
CUT TO: The BRIDGE of the Japanese Coast Guard Large Patrol
ship SHIRETOKO. The CAPTAIN is looking through BINOCULARS.
                                                            
CAPTAIN'S POV through Binoculars.

We see the darkened North Korean MOTHERSHIP bobbing about in
the water.
                                                            
                       COAST GUARD CAPTAIN (O.C.)
      (in Japanese,
       English subtitles)
Sound the alarm! All ahead full!
Man the guns! It's a North Korean
Mother Ship!
                                                            
CUT TO: The beach. CHANG bends over and opens the two
aluminum CASES. One is full of crystal METHAMPHETAMINE, the
other full of US DOLLARS
                                                            

12.

                       PAK (O.C.)
      (subtitles)
Ten pounds of crystal meth should
keep you in business for several
months. There's also over $100,000
in US dollars - counterfeit, but
some of the best work we've done
so far.
                                                            
CHANG closes the cases, says nothing. PAK motions to the
two AGENTS who drag TAKEMURA to the BOW and stuff him down
the HATCH. PAK slips in behind him. The BOAT slowly backs
off the BEACH and slips away in the darkness.
                                                            
CUT TO: JAPANESE COAST GUARD SHIP SHIRETOKU. She is
speeding toward the North Korean MOTHER SHIP, siren blaring,
spotlights shining.
                                                            
CUT TO: MOTHER SHIP. She comes up on the power and starts
SPEEDING away. CREWMAN appear on the deck with WEAPONS.
                                                            
CUT TO: BRIDGE OF MOTHER SHIP, North Korean CAPTAIN at the
wheel, a CREWMAN stands next to him looking toward the
SHIRETOKU through BINOCULARS.
                                                            
                       MOTHER SHIP CAPTAIN
      (in Korean,
       English subtitles)
Shit! We have to lead them away
from here! Our agents know the
backup plan! They will have to
rendezvous with the empty mother
ship!
                                                            
SHIRETOKU quickly overtakes the MOTHER SHIP. A fierce GUN
BATTLE ensues, the MOTHER SHIP is SUNK.
                                                            
ZOOM TO: The lone SURVIVOR from the MOTHER SHIP in the
water. He is being sprayed with GUNFIRE and is returning
fire with a HANDGUN.
                                                            
                       COAST GUARD CAPTAIN (O.C over loudspeaker.)
      (Subtitles)
Stop firing! We need somebody
alive! Go get him!
                                                            
 

13.

INT. CIA HEADQUARTERS, ADMIRAL FLANAGAN'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
RECEPTION AREA - INCH HIGH, in his Navy blue uniform, is
seated. A SECRETARY is typing away, FLANAGAN walks out of
his office.
                                                            
SUPER: Office of CIA Deputy Director for Military
Operations, Rear Admiral FLANAGAN, November 26, 2002
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Inch High! Good to see you! Itís
been a long time.
                                                            
FLANAGAN bends, embraces the little man, the SECRETARY
stifles a GIGGLE, they enter his office and close the door.
                                                            
INT. OFFICE
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
      (points to a wall)
This was our squadron picture we
took on the flight deck in Japan,
remember? What's it been, almost
twelve years ago now? I think
your nickname was one of the best
I ever came up with.
                                                            
                       IHS
      (a wry smile)
Admiral, you know damn well I gave
myself that nickname.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
      (laughs)
Well, maybe, but I'm still
claiming that honor. (leans back
in his chair) I've been following
your career...very impressive,
especially the work you've been
doing on your assignment with the
Defense Intelligence Agency.
                                                            
A KNOCK at the door
                                                            

14.

                       FLANAGAN
Would you mind getting that Inch
High?
                                                            
He opens the door, looks up at a very LARGE BLACK MAN
filling the entire doorway, holding a FILE folder in his
huge hand.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Sam Shepley, meet Lieutenant
Commander David Blake, The Inch
High Spy, the man I told you
about.
                                                            
INCH HIGH'S hand disappears inside a massive PAW. They sit -
SHEPLEY notices the little Navy man's FEET barely touch the
floor.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Sir, as I mentioned yesterday,
there are other intelligence
analysts Iíd prefer to work with
here who are very knowledgeable in
this area - people I know and
trust, who would be, well, more...
UP...to the task.
                                                            
                       IHS
      (stands)
Admiral, I don't even know what's
going on here yet. (points at
Shepley) But if Sammy here has a
problem that's fine with me. I can
be on the next plane back to
Afghanistan.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Hey, listen here you little shit!
Nobody talks to me like that! I've
been through a hell of a lot of...
                                                            
                       IHS
What? Discrimination? Doesn't
mean a goddamn thing to me, Sammy.
Try being a short white guy for
awhile! See how you like it!
                                                            

15.

                       FLANAGAN
Hey you two! Knock it off! Inch
High, just sit back down and
relax. Look Shep, you are one of
the best Counterterrorism officers
we have, but Lieutenant Commander
Blake is a recognized expert in
locating underground
installations. Go ahead and tell
him about our problem.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
      (shoots a hard
       look at Inch High)
Three days ago a civilian light
aircraft crashed in a remote area
of the Hiawatha National Forest in
Michigan. The crash was witnessed
by a hunter who had gotten lost in
a swampy area. The pilot, who was
killed, was a Japanese-Canadian
named Hachiro Takemura. The flight
plan was filed from Winnipeg to
Montreal. He apparently lost his
way in some bad weather over Lake
Superior. The state police at the
scene found over ten thousand
dollars worth of counterfeit U.S.
and Canadian currency in a
briefcase, along with a couple
pounds of methamphetamines. FBI,
Customs, and DEA are working the
case. We were contacted because of
a hardcover notebook found next to
the plane buried in the swampy
water. The notebook was ruined,
but one of the pages apparently
blew out upon crashing and ended
up stuck in a nearby tree limb.
                                                            
                       IHS
How did he get out?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
What? I said the pilot was
killed.
                                                            

16.

                       IHS
The hunter, you said he was lost,
how did he get out?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
The report said something about he
and his dog being picked up by
another hunter on a logging road.
                                                            
                       IHS
What was he hunting? You ever
killed anything, Sammy? Seems to
me a fellow in your line of work
should know what itís like to get
blood on your hands. Ever been
lost in the wilderness, scared
shitless? I have, and let me tell
you...
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
May we move on here?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
An initial check of Takemura's
travels show he's made many trips
back to Japan over the past
several years. I'm waiting for
more information from my contacts
in Montreal.
                                                            
SHEPLEY pulls out a sheet of PAPER and hands it to INCH
HIGH.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
This is a faxed copy of what was
found at the scene.
                                                            
                       IHS
What are these black marks all
over it?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
The original apparently had water
stains and some holes torn in it.
                                                            

17.

                       IHS
      (reads out loud)
"Meeting of The Assembly, December
Second, Two Thousand Two, Project
Khadijah, Final Report"...looks
like a list of agenda items.
                                                            
He studies the PAPER then looks up at FLANAGAN.
                                                            
                       IHS
This looks like a biological
weapons program... there are items
here on Genetic Engineering,
Toxicity, Antigen effects,
Insertion Methods, Prototype
Experiments, Infant Mortality
Rates, Effects on Population
Growth...expanding a underground
Biotechnology Lab...Do we know
what Project Khadijah means?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Khadijah was the first wife of
Mohammed. She is considered the
mother of Islam, the first convert
to Islam, and the transcriber of
the Koran.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Shep is an expert on Middle
Eastern and Islamic culture. Tell
him about the holiday.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
The Sufi-Muslim calendar provides
a yearly Day of Remembrance for
Khadijah.
                                                            
                       IHS
There is a section here for
"Delivery", and underneath it says
"Day of Remembrance". Is this
what you are referring to?
                                                            

18.

                       SHEPLEY
For the Sufi's, Khadijah's Day of
Remembrance changes every year
since the Islamic calendar is
based on moon phases. This
particular year it falls on
December 6th - the day Ramadan
ends.
                                                            
                       IHS
      (to Flanagan)
Do you think there will be a
terrorist attack on that day?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
I wouldn't expect anything to
happen until Ramadan is officially
over. It would most likely be the
next day.
                                                            
                       IHS
...December seventh...Pearl Harbor
Day.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
      (stands)
Exactly. I wish I knew what the
hell was in the rest of that
notebook. Do you both realize what
we are dealing with here? A new
biological weapon that could
affect our entire population?
                                                            
They both silently nod in agreement
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
      (points at Inch
       High)
Your number one priority is to
find this underground laboratory,
wherever the hell it is.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
      (points at Shepley)
Your job is to find out what
Project Khadijah is, who is
running The Assembly and what they
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19.

                       FLANAGAN (cont'd)
are up to, and get on it damn
fast.
                                                            
FLANAGAN hands each of them a LARGE manila ENVELOPE.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
These are passports and other
forms of ID - some real, some fake
- and credit cards, allowing you
to travel freely wherever you need
to go. Shep, get with your
contacts in Montreal. Inch High,
I know you still have intel
connections in Japan and Korea,
having been assigned there...use
them, and your language
skills...see what you can find out
about this dead pilot.
                                                            
He SITS back down, places both hands on his desk.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Today is the twenty sixth of
November. You've both got ten
days to get it done. Do whatever
it takes.
                                                            
 
EXT. FRONT FACADE, NORTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT BUILDING - NIGHT
                                                            
SUPER: CABINET GENERAL INTELLIGENCE BUREAU, PYONGYANG, NORTH
KOREA, JUNE 1992

                                                            
A black SEDAN screeches to a halt, PAK SUNG-HO and two
AGENTS pull the still bound and gagged TAKEMURA from the
back seat. PAK pulls one AGENT aside as the other starts
DRAGGING TAKEMURA up the steps to the entrance - he already
looks like a broken man.
                                                            

20.

                       PAK
      (in Korean,
       English subtitles)
Take him directly to the
indoctrination room.
                                                            
 
INT. SHEPLEY'S OFFICE, CIA HEADQUARTERS - DAY
                                                            
INCH HIGH enters. An attractive blonde, curvaceous woman
(MALVINA ROBERTS) is leaning over SHEPLEY'S desk looking at
some papers.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
      (stands)
Commander Blake, this is Malvina
Roberts, a Forensic Serologist
with the FBI. She's brought us the
autopsy report on the pilot.
                                                            
                       MALVINA
      (British Accent)
Hello, nice to meet you, Commander
Blake. Mr. Shepley has told me
all about you.
                                                            
                       IHS
Well then, you must be very
pleased to meet me, Malvina. What
a pretty name, and you are...
British?
                                                            
                       MALVINA
Yes, born in London, but came here
several years ago when I married
an American diplomat.
                                                            
INCH HIGH sees she is a bit taller, so he quickly sits. She
ignores his play on words and SITS next to him, hands over a
REPORT.
                                                            
                       MALVINA
There was no evidence of a known
biological or chemical agent
present in the deceased pilot's
blood and tissue samples we were
sent. He did test positive for
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21.

                       MALVINA (cont'd)
methamphetamines in an amount
sufficient to impair his motor
skills, especially operating an
aircraft.
                                                            
INCH HIGH puts his elbow on his knee, rests his chin on his
fist and STARES at her.
                                                            
                       MALVINA
The serology I performed on this
individual returned a blood type
of B positive. This piqued my
curiosity because only about one
in twelve persons are B positive.
                                                            
MALVINA crosses her legs - short skirt, nice thighs.
                                                            
                       MALVINA
The accident report stated he was
Japanese, but DNA tissue analysis
revealed a genetic profile more
consistent with Korean ethnicity.
Also, the blood analysis I
performed revealed a genetic
marker associated with sensor
neural hearing loss in the Korean
population. So, my report is -
this individual had blood type B
positive, very likely Korean - not
Japanese - with a high probability
of having had a hearing problem.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Enough of a problem to require a
hearing aid?
                                                            
                       MALVINA
Yes. One other thing, the autopsy
reported finding traces of a
Tricholoma under his fingernails.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
What's that?
                                                            

22.

                       MALVINA
It's a fungi, but I'm no expert on
it. He may have picked it up at
the crash site since it was a
swampy area. Or maybe just poor
hygiene. Do you have any other
questions?
                                                            
                       IHS
      (raises his hand)
I do. I donít see where it says on
the report what his testosterone
level was.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Inch High, c'mon, I don't see how
that's relevant.
                                                            
                       MALVINA
      (giggles at his
       nickname)
Its right there at the bottom of
the second page. His level
measured 350 nanograms per
deciliter.
                                                            
                       IHS
That doesnít seem like a lot. Mine
measures a lot higher. What's
yours Shep?
                                                            
                       MALVINA
That amount would be considered at
the lower end of the range for a
person of his age group, but not
necessarily indicative of sexual
prowess.
                                                            
                       IHS
I think my test was a false
positive since the total amount
was concentrated in such a large
package.
                                                            
MALVINA laughs, shakes her head, and gets up to leave.
                                                            

23.

                       IHS
Malvina, do you know what I like
about you?
                                                            
                       
What.
                                                            
                       IHS
EVERYTHING!
                                                            
She SMILES, approaches the door, turns around.
                                                            
                       MALVINA
Hey, Mr. Inch High Spy, why don't
you give me a call sometime and
we'll have coffee together.
                                                            
MALVINA exits.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
I think she likes you.
                                                            
                       IHS
Doesn't matter.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
What's that supposed to mean?
                                                            
                       MALVINA
She's taller than me.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
What? I didn't notice that. Looked
to me like you are about the same
size.
                                                            
                       IHS
So what did you think of her
report?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Well, it all makes sense, a
hearing aid was found inside the
plane. (hands over a paper) Also,
the pilot's fingerprints do not
match those on his Canadian
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24.

                       SHEPLEY (cont'd)
immigration application.
                                                            
                       IHS
I contacted an old friend who is a
senior NCIS agent in Tokyo. Seems
a Japanese scientist named Hachiro
Takemura turned up missing back in
1992, under questionable
circumstances, and his personal
background data matches the
pilot's. They are tracking down
his fingerprints and photograph
for comparison.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
So if the pilot was Korean, he
must have assumed Takemura's
identity to allow more freedom of
movement. I think he was just a
courier for Project Khadijah.
                                                            
INCH HIGH gets up and walks over to a PHOTOGRAPH on the wall
of SHEPLEY with two BOYS holding fishing rods and trout on a
stringer, LAKE in the background.
                                                            
                       IHS
Are these your kids?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Yes, twins, Jason and Jonathon.
That was taken about two years ago
up at Loch Raven Reservoir, just
north of Baltimore. We go there
often. The boys are fourteen now.
                                                            
                       IHS
Maybe when this is all over we
could all get together for some
fishing.
                                                            
He picks up his COAT and heads for the door.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Where are you going?
                                                            

25.

                       IHS
To start looking for the Project
Khadijah underground laboratory.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Where?
                                                            
INCH HIGH leaves, without answering.
                                                            
 
EXT. SINCHíAM VILLAGE, HAMGYONG, NORTH KOREA - DAY
                                                            
SUPER: SINCH'AM VILLAGE, NORTH HAMGYONG PROVINCE, NORTH
KOREA, August 1994
                                                            
SINCH'AM is a small, poor NORTH KOREAN VILLAGE. Thirteen
year old YUNG-LI is returning home from school. She walks
alone down the MAIN DIRT STREET, sparsely stocked fish and
vegetable markets.

She turns the corner, down the street a CROWD is in front of
her house. She HIDES behind a stack of chicken crates.

CUT TO: DIRT STREET IN FRONT OF HER HOUSE, UNIFORMED NORTH
KOREAN OFFICER IN CHARGE STANDING OVER YUNG-LI'S TERRIFIED
PARENTS

Her MOTHER and FATHER are bound and gagged, forced to their
knees. In the b.g. uniformed Public Security Department
OFFICIALS are rounding up VILLAGERS to be lectured.
                                                            
                       OFFICER-IN-CHARGE
      (in Korean,
       English subtitles)
These criminals are enemies of the
state for operating an illegal
Christian 'House Church'. They
will be sent away for
rehabilitation. When they return
they will renounce their faith to
you in public. Selfish religious
practices are strictly prohibited
by our Great Dear Leader Kim
Jong-il. This village will lose
half of it's monthly rice ration
for a full year for allowing this
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26.

                       OFFICER-IN-CHARGE (cont'd)
to happen. Take them away!
                                                            
They are DRAGGED into the back of a TRUCK. YUNG-LI backs up
slowly, TEARS streaming down her face.

She RUNS back up the street, DUCKS into her best friendís
house, STUFFS her schoolbag with FRUIT, a small BLANKET.
                                                            
                       SCHOOLMATE
      (Subtitles)
Yung-li, I shall never see you
again.
                                                            
                       YUNG-LI
      (Subtitles)
Yes you will. I promise I will
come back someday. Do not tell
anyone I was here.
                                                            
                       SCHOOLMATE
Do you have the map your father
made for you of the escape route
to China?
                                                            
                       YUNG-LI
      (sobbing)
Yes, it is with me always. I know
I will never see my parents again,
no one ever returns from the
rehabilitation camps.
                                                            
She quickly heads WEST out of the village to a set of
abandoned RAILROAD TRACKS, and slowly disappears into the
SETTING SUN.
                                                            
 
INT. JULY 7TH UNDERGROUND LABORATORY, NORTH KOREA - DAY
                                                            
SUPER: JULY 7TH UNDERGROUND MICROTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY
                                                            
TAKEMURA is seated at his cluttered desk. A buzz of ACTIVITY
in the lab. PAK SONG-HO approaches TAKEMURA, who
immediately jumps to his feet, eyes straight ahead.
                                                            

27.

                       PAK
Comrade Takemura, tell me what
progress you have made on behalf
of the masses.
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA
Good morning, Comrade Pak, please
follow me.
                                                            
They move on to a table with a LIGHT MICROSCOPE. TAKEMURA
sits next to the MICROSCOPE at a CONSOLE with a KEYBOARD and
MOUSE.
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA
Please, look here into the light
microscope as I manipulate
micromechanical parts on the
screen of my high speed computer.
                                                            
CGI-PAK'S POV inside the microscope. We see a
MICRO-PLATFORM circuit board with lobster-like MICROGRIPPERS
attached to it.
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA (O.C.)
As you see here I have succeeded
in building a nanorobot, although
still somewhat primitive in
design. Let's now move to the
scanning electron microscope where
I can show you how it performs.
                                                            
They both walk to a large mechanical device with a screen
display. TAKEMURA sits at a console and grabs two
joysticks, one in each hand, as PAK stands and looks at the
video screen display.
                                                            
CUT TO: TAKEMURA, he begins to manipulate the two JOYSTICKS
on the console.
                                                            
CLOSE UP: CGI -Scanning Electron Microscope screen DISPLAY
shows the NANOROBOT with two wires attached to the circuit
board.
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA (O.C.)
I am now manually manipulating the
nanorobot. Watch as the
microgrippers grasp and assemble
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28.

                       TAKEMURA (cont'd)
carbon based nanotubes into a
simple triangle. We are operating
at the nanometer scale, which is
one billionth of a meter. My next
task is to build a self-sufficient
nanocomputer in place of the
circuit board, creating a truly
self-contained nanorobot.
                                                            
They both now move to a OPTICAL MICROSCOPE. TAKEMURA sits
at a COMPUTER TERMINAL next to it.
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA
Please look here into the optical
microscope.
                                                            
CGI PAK'S POV- NANOROBOT in a fluid medium surrounded by
biological CELLS. One of the NANOROBOT's MICROGRIPPERS
grasps a cell while the other PENETRATES it.
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA (O.C.)
Here you see a microgripper
grasping an individual biological
cell while the other penetrates
it. With further refinements, I
should be able to retrieve
individual strands of DNA inside
the cell.
                                                            
CUT back to the two men. Pak puts his hand on TAKEMURA's
shoulder.
                                                            
                       PAK
Comrade Takemura, what is it you
need to continue your work?
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA
In order to start fabricating nano
devices I will need an Electron
Beam Lithography System, a fully
automatic Reactive Ion Etching
System, and a Nanocrystalline
Silicon Fabrication Machine.
                                                            

29.

                       PAK
I will present your request to our
international group of
benefactors.
                                                            
They both walk back toward TAKEMURA's desk.
                                                            
                       PAK
I understand you have developed a
friendship with someone in the
Genetics Lab, the Lebanese doctor?
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA
Yes, Comrade, her name is Bahira
Tarzi. We are working together on
a nano-genetic cure for birth
defects.
                                                            
                       PAK
I am glad you are enjoying your
work, it is progressing well.
                                                            
PAK turns and walks away. TAKEMURA watches him leave with a
look of abject skepticism.
                                                            
 
INT. DIA HEADQUARTERS, INCH HIGH'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
INCH HIGH at his desk with a large stack of FILES. He puts
one aside, takes another off the top, the PHONE RINGS.
                                                            
                       IHS
Mike! Great to hear from you!
How's my favorite NCIS agent
doing? Must be damn late in Tokyo
right now.
                                                            
He pushes the SPEAKER PHONE, hangs up, looks around for a
NOTEPAD.
                                                            
                       MIKE FISHER (O.S.)
Takemura was a scientist who
worked for a scientific institute
in Okazaki, in southern Japan. He
specialized in nano-technologies
-you know, little electronic
stuff. The police believed he
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30.

                       MIKE FISHER (cont'd)
accidentally fell into the Sugo
river and washed out into the bay
since a suit coat was recovered
with his ID badge in it.
                                                            
                       IHS
What about the fingerprints and
photos I sent you of the dead
pilot?
                                                            
                       MIKE FISHER (O.S.)
No match. The real Takemura and
the pilot are two different
people. I've asked the Japanese
police to see if they can identify
the pilot since he's made so many
trips here.
                                                            
                       IHS
Maybe this guy faked his own
death.
                                                            
                       MIKE FISHER (O.S.)
Could be.
                                                            
                       MIKE FISHER (O.S.)
Thereís another possibility.
Someone may have killed him and
assumed his identity, or kidnapped
him for his expertise...you and I
both know whoĎs famous for that.
                                                            
                       IHS
Yeah, my thinking as well...the
North Koreans.
                                                            
 
EXT. JULY 7TH COAL PROCESSING PLANT, NORTH KOREA - DAY
                                                            
A STATIC view (obvious the plant is not in operation).
                                                            
INT. BRIEFING ROOM, JULY 7TH UNDERGROUND LABORATORY
                                                            
TAKEMURA and BAHIRA TARZI are conducting a presentation.
Room is full of scientists (Koreans, Middle Easterners,

31.

Arabs, North Africans).

AL RASHID and PAK are seated in the front row.

CGI - on the front screen is a video of a submarine-like
NANOROBOT swimming in a red fluid medium, two MICROGRIPPERS
are folded alongside.
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA (O.C.)
I have designed a microrobot
capable of working at the cellular
level inside the human body. The
"Genomebot" - as we now call it -
is fifty nanometers in length -
one nanometer equaling one
millionth of a millimeter. It's
skin is made from a polymer hybrid
material. Inside is a highly
sophisticated silicon-based
micro-computer processing unit -
or, a 'lab on a chip'. The
Genomebot's electrostatic motor is
powered by a battery fueled from
electrolytes in human blood. It
self-navigates to a target
location inside the body, where
it's microprobes can extract,
modify, and replace genetic
material.
                                                            
                       PAK
How will they be introduced into
the population?
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA
We believe the best method is
through the water supply system.
Doctor Tarzi, our Chief
Geneticist, will explain from
here.
                                                            
CGI - video of a GENOMEBOT travelling through the human
gastrointestinal system.
                                                            

32.

                       BAHIRA (O.C.)
Here we see the Genomebot
traveling down the esophagus. Once
inside the stomach it will be
coated with digestive juices,
triggering an onboard chemical
reaction to disguise it as a lipid
molecule. Passing into the small
intestine it will attract bile
salts and appear to form into a
micelle, allowing absorption back
through the cell membrane of the
small intestine and into the blood
stream via the lymphatic system.
                                                            
CGI - GENOMEBOT is hovering next to a fertilized egg in the
womb.
                                                            
                       BAHIRA (O.C.)
This is our prototype Genomebot in
the womb of one of our laboratory
sheep. The Genomebot navigates to
the womb and lays dormant until
awakened by increased levels of
estrogen during reproductive
cycles. If conception occurs it
will locate the zygote - the
single cell embryo - and, as you
see here, insert it's
microgrippers through the cell
wall, extract the DNA, insert it
into the computer portal of the
Genomebot for Polymer Chain
Reaction analysis and comparison
to a stored genome map.
                                                            
CGI - Inside the MICROCOMPUTER chamber, floating strands of
DNA are detaching and reattaching.
                                                            
                       BAHIRA (O.C.)
If the DNA analysis reveals any
defects, specific repair enzymes
are introduced to cut the strands
so new genetic codes can be
inserted and reattached in the
desired sequence. The Genomebot
then replaces the genetic material
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33.

                       BAHIRA (cont'd)
back into the zygote.
                                                            
Video of SHEEP in a fenced area, all are are suffering from
numerous types of BIRTH DEFECTS.
                                                            
                       BAHIRA
Experiments have been conducted on
our laboratory sheep over the past
two years. Female control groups
were subjected to herbicides we
know cause birth defects.
                                                            
Video of same fenced area, now with a group of HEALTHY
SHEEP.
                                                            
                       BAHIRA
Every animal you see here would
have been born with the same
defects seen in the earlier
picture, if not for the
intervention of our Genomebots.
                                                            
BAHIRA smiles at TAKEMURA, he is beaming with pride.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
I wish to congratulate you both on
your success. However, the
question is...will it work on
humans?
                                                            
                       BAHIRA
We are now ready to proceed to the
next level of experimentation.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
It must take millions of
Genomebots to be effective on an
entire population. Do you have the
ability to mass produce them?
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA
I have designed a method of
replication.
                                                            
CGI - a MICROFACTORY on a platform, miniature buildings.
                                                            

34.

                       TAKEMURA (O.C.)
Since the Genomebots will be
introduced into water supply
systems - reservoirs, lakes,
streams - all of the elements
needed to manufacture them at the
nanocrystalline level are readily
available...such as silica, gold,
alumina, titanium, iron,
phosphorus...just to name a few.
                                                            
CGI - DRONE NANOROBOTS are collecting molecular minerals and
returning to the MICROFACTORY, which turns out more
DRONEBOTS and GENOMEBOTS.

CGI - Scene switches to the MICROFACTORY making duplicates
of itself.
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA (O.C.)
The Microfactory will produce
Dronebots to collect molecular
elements and return them for
processing into both Genomebots
and more Dronebots. It will also
periodically make copies of
itself. This production and
self-replication will occur at
very high speeds. Billions can be
produced in a matter of hours.
Unless you have more questions,
this concludes our presentation.
                                                            
APPLAUSE. The room clears. DR. TARZI returns and sits at her
desk in the GENETICS LAB. She looks around for anyone
standing near, then unlocks a drawer and pulls out the gold
case containing the hair from Mohammed's head. She picks it
up with a pair of tweezers, holds it under a desk-mounted
magnifying lens, and studies it intently.
                                                            
 
INT. JULY 7TH UNDERGROUND LABORATORY, NORTH KOREA - DAY
                                                            
GENETICS LAB - Dr. TARZI is seated at her DNA Synthesizer,
AL RASHID is standing next to her. The GOLD BOX containing
Mohammed's alleged hair is lying open on the console.
                                                            

35.

                       HASSAN AL RASHID
Tell me what you have learned from
the Prophet's hair.
                                                            
                       BAHIRA
Due it's age and lack of any root
tissue, I could not find any
nuclear DNA. I did retrieve
sufficient mitochondrial DNA,
which is present in much higher
percentages and not as affected by
environmental conditions.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
I know. But mitochondrial DNA is
only passed down from mother to
daughter, not from males.
                                                            
                       BAHIRA
Yes, and the Prophet Mohammed had
no sons. So the blood and saliva
samples you collected from the
twenty nine families The Assembly
researched was extremely helpful
in tracing their mitochondrial DNA
genealogy. This led me to one
single family tree with the
highest probability of the most
direct lineage to The Prophet's
daughter, Fatimah.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
But we need a complete genome
profile, not just mitochondrial.
                                                            
                       BAHIRA
I also analyzed male Y chromosomes
from all the target family
samples. The American Human Genome
Project became a valuable source
for us during our research - they
succeeded in mapping the entire
three billion DNA letters of the
humane genome. Using their data,
I deciphered the twenty three
million base pairs of the Y
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36.

                       BAHIRA (cont'd)
chromosome.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
And?
                                                            
                       BAHIRA
I traced Y chromosome genetic
variations back along the line of
direct descendants to The
Prophet's grandson, Al-Hussein.
                                                            
CGI -the DNA synthesizer SCREEN, shows a COMPLEX DISPLAY of
a DNA sequence.
                                                            
                       BAHIRA (O.C.)
Extensive correlation of all the
data led me to a blueprint of The
Prophet's genome, which you see
displayed here on the screen. I
have no doubt it is authentic.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
Praise be to God. The Day of
Reckoning is upon us.
                                                            
                       BAHIRA
There is one other thing. The
samples you provided on your own
family has revealed something I
think you will find of great
importance.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
What is it?
                                                            
                       BAHIRA
      (hands him the box)
You are a descendant of the
eleventh wife of The Prophet
Mohammed - Maria, The Copt... an
Egyptian.
                                                            
CUT TO: The open gold case, with a somewhat shorter hair
lying on the white cloth. We see BAHIRA's hands closing the
box.
                                                            

37.

                       HASSAN AL RASHID
It is something I have always
believed, and now I know my vision
will come to be.
                                                            
 
INT. DIA HEADQUARTERS, SATELLITE IMAGERY BRIEFING RM - DAY
                                                            
INCH HIGH is in front of a large paper MAP of North Korea
covered with yellow stickies and satellite photos taped all
over it.

SHEPLEY is seated at a large table full of open FILES.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
You don't look so good Inch.
                                                            
                       IHS
Been up all night reviewing each
of those 21 files on North Korean
suspected biological weapons
facilities. Problem is, we don't
know a whole lot about them.
                                                            
He picks up a long pointer and turns to the MAP.
                                                            
                       IHS
There is one highly suspect
facility. A recent North Korean
defector reported hearing about
secret underground bioweapons
animal testing facility located in
this vicinity, approximately fifty
kilometers northeast of Pyongyang,
the capital city. We did our best
to find it but kept coming up
empty.
                                                            
POINTS to a satellite photo taped to the map.
                                                            
                       IHS
I figured if they were testing
animals, where are they? We
searched the area and finally
located a small animal breeding
farm with a high security fence
around it, along with a pool of
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38.

                       IHS (cont'd)
military trucks. Eventually we
located the same type of trucks at
the entrance to a very well
disguised underground facility -
here - at Ongjon-ni. Follow-on
analysis confirmed it as a
bioweapons testing facility.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
I'll check our database at CIA and
see if we have any information on
foreigners visit there. Are you
ready to tell Admiral Flanagan you
think you've found the right
place?
                                                            
                       IHS
Well, let's see what you turn up,
but I'll have to give him my best
guess.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
And what if you're wrong?
                                                            
                       IHS
Well, I guess I better not quit my
second job.
                                                            
SHEPLEY heads for the door.
                                                            
                       IHS
Shep, why don't we meet for a
drink this evening? I'll give you
a call.
                                                            
 
INT. JULY 7TH UNDERGROUND LABORATORY, NORTH KOREA - DAY
                                                            
TAKEMURA enters the Genetics Lab, heads for DR, TARZI'S
office, SOUND of a woman sobbing in the adjacent room.
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA
Bahira, is that you?
                                                            

39.

The door is partially open, he enters. YUNG-LI (now early
20s)is lying on a GYNECOLOGICAL EXAMINATION TABLE. Her hands
are bound to the bed, her feet to the stirrups. The room is
equipped with IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION equipment.
                                                            
                       YUNG-LI (in Korean)
      (Subtitles)
Who are you? What are you going
to do to me?
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA
      (Subtitles)
Don't be afraid. I will not hurt
you. My name is Takemura, what is
your name?
                                                            
                       YUNG-LI
      (sobbing)
Yung-li...Takemura? You - are not
- Korean? Please, don't let them
hurt me!
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA
Why are you here?
                                                            
                       YUNG-LI
I escaped to China when I was a
young girl after they killed my
parents. I tried to return to my
village but I was captured and
brought here by a terrible man
named Pak.
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA
Pak Song-ho? But why did he...
                                                            
PAK and TARZI enter.
                                                            
                       PAK
Dr Tarzi, didn't I tell you to
keep this door locked? Comrade
Takemura, what are you doing here?
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA
I heard someone cry out, I thought
I could help, I only...
                                                            

40.

                       PAK
You should not be here right now.
                                                            
PAK grabs TAKEMURA, leads him out. Three NURSES enter, PAK
pulls the door shut,

ANGLE ON - Inside the room. TARZI and her team begin the
process of in-vitro fertilization of YUNG-LI.
                                                            
 
EXT. BIP'S BAR AND GRILL, ARLINGTON, VA - NIGHT
                                                            
INT. INCH HIGH and SHEPLEY are at a table in a small country
western bar.

A JUKE BOX is playing, peanut shells all over the floor, the
crowd is a mix of locals, after-workers, some in country
garb.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Never thought there'd be a place
like this in Arlington, how'd you
find it?
                                                            
INCH HIGH takes a big sip of his drink.
                                                            
                       IHS
Have to do a little exploring if
you want to find the good spots.
Are you sure you don't want a
drink? You're about three behind
me since you got here late.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
No thanks, I'm fine with just
bottled water.
                                                            
INCH HIGH pulls out a big cigar, cuts and lights it. SHEPLEY
keeps GLANCING toward the door.
                                                            
                       IHS
How about a cigar? Hand made,
Honduran, pretty damn good.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
I don't smoke.
                                                            

41.

INCH HIGH summons the WAITRESS.
                                                            
                       IHS
Another double Jack on the rocks,
and go easy on the rocks.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
I was late getting here because I
heard from my contact in Montreal,
a fellow named Jacque Ouellette,
he's a senior agent with Canada's
new National Security Enforcement
Team. They searched the pilot's
apartment, also got his phone
records, which they faxed to me.
Agent Ouellette said there were
lots of calls to well-known drug
dealers in Canada.
                                                            
INCH HIGH slugs HALF his DRINK.
                                                            
                       IHS
Sounds like our boy was quite the
entrepreneur.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
None of the phone records showed
any calls out of Canada, I figured
he must have used calling cards. I
screened his phone records for 800
numbers and found one for an
international phone card company
in Montreal.
                                                            
INCH HIGH finishes his drink and orders another. SHEPLEY is
still GLANCING at the door.
                                                            
                       IHS
And?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Agent Ouellette contacted the
company, customers are issued a 10
digit PIN to access their
accounts. But they refused to
cooperate and provide his phone
records without a warrant, which
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42.

                       SHEPLEY (cont'd)
Jacque is preparing.
                                                            
                       IHS
How long will that take?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
I don't know, but in the meantime
they are going to search through
the computer found in his
apartment for anything resembling
a 10 digit PIN.
                                                            
                       IHS
Sounds like the break you'll need
to track down who is running
Project Khadijah. Now, I've got
something for you.
                                                            
He hands over a copy of TAKEMURA'S photograph.
                                                            
                       IHS
Got this from my buddy in Tokyo.
This is the real Takemura, the guy
who went missing. His fingerprints
match the ones on the pilot's
immigration application.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
They match? Then he may still be
alive....Did you send a copy of
the pilot's fingerprints to Tokyo?
                                                            
                       IHS
I did, they are running a check on
them now. You sure you don't want
a drink?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Um..no...thanks, look, I need to
tell you something...I'm a Muslim.
                                                            
Inch High cuts short a big slug of whiskey and slams the
glass down.
                                                            

43.

                       IHS
What? No shit! And here I
thought you just didn't want to
drink with me. When did this
happen?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
When I was in high school. I grew
up in Trenton New Jersey, in a
rough part of town. Managed to
stay out of trouble with the help
of some Muslim friends of the
family. A few years after I
converted the local mosque
sponsored me when I got accepted
to Rutgers University, where I
majored in Middle Eastern Studies.
Also where I met my wife, a
Moroccan foreign student, the
mother of our twin boys. But,
we're divorced now.
                                                            
                       IHS
I was raised on a farm in Iowa,
lots of heavy equipment, loved
every minute of it. Still don't
care much for big cities.
                                                            
He orders another drink.
                                                            
                       IHS
And how does that work out, you
being a Muslim and working the
Counterterrorism problem at CIA?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
It's not been a problem. Besides,
I started working Counterterrorism
way before nine eleven.
                                                            
                       IHS
So you don't get those looks
around the office, like...Hey this
guy is a Muslim, he works the CT
problem, why didn't he predict
nine eleven?
                                                            

44.

                       SHEPLEY
Look, no one could have predicted
it, it's all hindsight now anyway,
and...
                                                            
                       IHS
Just how did you get on this case?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
I volunteered, I felt I...
                                                            
                       IHS
...could somehow redeem yourself,
right? You ever hear from those
"sponsors" at your mosque...maybe
looking for a special favor?
                                                            
A long pause, they both sit silently, Inch High waits for a
response, but Shepley just looks around at the crowd...he
finally decides to change the subject.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
So tell me something, how did you
get so interested in tracking down
underground facilities?
                                                            
                       IHS
During my first assignment in
South Korea. Got invited on a
classified tour of some tunnels
they found the North Koreans had
dug under the DMZ. They still
think there's more of them. I
became fascinated with ways of
trying to find them... Shep, why
the hell do you keep looking at
the door? Are you expecting
someone?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
No, I'm just...well, seeing if any
other black people come in. Seems
I'm the only one in here.
                                                            

45.

                       IHS
And that makes you feel
uncomfortable? Big fuckin' deal!
Look around, you see any other
guys in here that are shorter than
me? I don't feel one damn bit
sorry for you.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Okay Inch High, take it easy. Hey,
don't be given' me a hard time!
You're doin' the same thing -
lookin' around here makin' your
own comparisons. And what about
Malvina, I think she liked you.
You should ask her out.
                                                            
                       IHS
Nope, not gonna' do it. You think
any of the these girls around here
would be interested in me? Bet
they all like the tall dark
handsome types...story of my
life...as a short guy.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Yeah, well you will never know
what it's like being black,
growing up in a poor, crime-ridden
neighborhood. Things are
different for....
                                                            
                       IHS
..Different for you? No shit.
Well let me tell you a story. When
I was ten years old my best
friend, who was also the tallest
kid in class, brought a local
newspaper guy to my house to also
hire me as a carrier. The guy
just laughed at me and said I was
so little the newspaper bag would
drag on the ground. I stood and
watched as my best friend argued
eye to eye with he guy on my
behalf, to know avail. I knew
right then that things were going
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46.

                       IHS (cont'd)
to be DIFFERENT for me for the
rest of my life, and I needed to
learn real quick how to stand up
for myself.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Okay, I get it. So you think
women just write you off? I bet
there are plenty of girls who'd be
interested in a successful guy
like you. Look, how about that
one over there, standing at the
bar, she looks about your size.
                                                            
                       IHS
The one in the miniskirt and
cowboy boots? Wanna bet?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Yeah, I'll take that bet. Go on
over and talk to her.
                                                            
                       IHS
What's that on the inside of her
leg? A tatoo? What is it?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Looks like a horse's head to me.
                                                            
                       IHS
Shep, you ever play rodeo?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
What?
                                                            
                       IHS
You know, pick out a good lookin'
girl like her with a nice butt,
then sneak on over and bite onto
her ass, get someone to start the
clock and see if you can make the
eight seconds...you never done
that?
                                                            

47.

The BAND starts playing a good country western SONG, patrons
head to the dance floor for a line dance. INCH HIGH jumps
up and joins in directly behind the same girl.

When the song is nearly over he drops to his knees behind
her and bites onto her ass, but only gets a mouthfull of
skirt.

She SCREAMS, jumps around, people clear away, he gets about
five seconds before her SKIRT comes loose.

He gets up with her skirt in his MOUTH. She looks over to
the door, TWO GUYS are standing there, one is her BOYFRIEND.
They rush over.
                                                            
                       BOYFRIEND
You little son of a bitch, that's
my woman you're messin' with. I'm
gonna' kick your fucking ass!
Right now, outside!
                                                            
The BOYFRIEND and his buddy go outside. INCH HIGH takes the
skirt out of his mouth, hands it to the girl, BOWS
graciously.
                                                            
                       IHS
Madame, your saddle.
                                                            
He walks out, SHEPLEY follows.
                                                            
EXT. BIP'S BAR AND GRILL
                                                            
A CROWD is waiting. SHEPLEY steps in front of INCH HIGH.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
What do you think you're doing?
That guy is twice your size, and
there's two of them. You've had
too much to drink, you're gonna
get yourself hurt.
                                                            
                       IHS
So be it. Now step aside.
                                                            
SHEPLEY turns and approaches the BOYFRIEND.
                                                            

48.

                       SHEPLEY
Listen, man, he didn't mean
nothin' by it. He was just showin'
off for me. Why don't...
                                                            
The boyfriend's BUDDY, the same size as SHEPLEY, rushes in
from the side and TAKES A SWING.

SHEPLEY ducks, TACKLES him, a WRESTLING MATCH ensues.

INCH HIGH watches for awhile, then walks over to the GIRL
and her BOYFRIEND.
                                                            
                       IHS
      (big smile)
Can I buy the two of you a drink?
                                                            
Look of SURPRISE. The girl eventually LAUGHS, pokes her
BOYFRIEND in the side, he manages to CRACK A SMILE.
                                                            
                       BOYFRIEND
Sure, why not.
                                                            
They go back inside, leaving SHEPLEY rolling around in the
DIRT with the other guy.
                                                            
 
INT. CIA HEADQUARTER, ADMIRAL FLANAGAN'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
INCH HIGH and SHEPLEY are at FLANAGAN'S desk. SHEPLEY is a
little beat up.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
What the hell happened to you
Shep?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Nothing serious, sir, just tried
to help a friend out of a jam,
that's all.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
I see. Inch High, you didn't have
anything to do with this, did you?
                                                            

49.

                       IHS
Nope, not me sir.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Good. I thought maybe you two had
a disagreement and got into it.
Hate to see that happen. Shep, you
do know that Inch High has a black
belt in Tae Kwon Do, don't you?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
What? You're kidding me?
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
      (to Inch High)
Remember that time in Hong Kong
when I had to bail you out of jail
after those two British sailors in
a bar made fun of the US Navy, and
you put both of them in the
hospital? Cost me some good
bottles of bourbon to get you out
of that one.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
      (to Inch High)
I don't believe this! What about
last night?
                                                            
                       IHS
What about it? You seemed hell
bent on protecting me! I wasn't
about to try and stop you...that
might jeopardize our friendship!
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Okay guys, knock it off. Now what
did you want to see me about?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Lieutenant Commander Blake has
found the underground laboratory
we're looking for.
                                                            

50.

                       IHS
Whoa, hold on a minute, I've done
some research and come up with my
best estimate of...
                                                            
SOUND of intercom buzzing.
                                                            
                       SECRETARY (O.S.)
Admiral, sorry to interrupt, sir,
there's an urgent call from Japan
for The Inch High...I mean,
Lieutenant Commander Blake...he
said it's important.
                                                            
FLANAGAN puts the call on the speaker phone.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
This is Flanagan, go ahead.
                                                            
                       MIKE FISHER
Admiral, Mike Fisher with NCIS in
Japan. I understand Inch High is
there with you?
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Yes, along with Sam Shepley, got
you on the speaker phone, what do
you have for us?
                                                            
                       MIKE FISHER
Professor Hachiro Takemura - prior
to his disappearance in 1992 he
worked at the Japan Okazaki
Institute for Molecular Research.
His specialty was in medical
nanotechnologies, particularly
MEMS, which stands for..
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
...Micro Electro Mechanical
Systems
                                                            
INCH HIGH and SHEPLEY glance at each other, impressed.
                                                            

51.

                       MIKE FISHER
As I'm sure you've already
guessed, your dead pilot's
photograph and fingerprints do not
match with the real Takemura.
                                                            
                       IHS
Yeah Mike, we were just about to
brief the Admiral on that.
                                                            
                       MIKE FISHER
His real name is Chang Song Chol,
a member of the Chosen Soren - the
Association of North Koreans in
Japan. Chang traveled under the
name Takemura back and forth from
Japan to Canada, his last trip
just ten days ago. He also
boarded the North Korean passenger
ship Man Gyon Bo twice a year for
itís regular run between Niigata
and Wonsan port in North Korea.
The police now believe the real
Takemura was kidnapped.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Okay, then we should assume he is
still alive.
                                                            
                       MIKE FISHER
Yes sir, now, Inch High, I know
you follow this stuff, remember a
few weeks ago when the Japanese
Navy sank a North Korean spy boat
off Kagoshima?
                                                            
                       IHS
Yeah, a mothership, which the
Japanese sunk, but the
infiltration speed boat got away.
                                                            
                       MIKE FISHER
This wasn't made public at the
time, but they captured one of the
mother ship's crewman, whom they
interrogated, and guess what he
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52.

                       MIKE FISHER (cont'd)
had to say?
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
What?
                                                            
                       MIKE FISHER
Chang, your dead pilot, had a safe
house in Niigata, and their
mission was for the infiltration
boat to meet up with him on the
beach and pick up a load of
amphetamines and cash. They were
also supposed to provide him with
more counterfeit US dollars and a
fresh set of 10 digit codes to use
in future communications.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
      (jumps up)
Did you say 10 digit codes?
                                                            
                       MIKE FISHER
Yeah, but he didn't know them.
There's one more thing, the
Japanese Navy has just salvaged
the mother ship and taken it to a
secret location for a complete
analysis.
                                                            
Shep sits back down.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Do you know where that mother ship
is? And do you know where Chang's
safe house was in Niigata?
                                                            
                       MIKE FISHER
Not right now sir, but I can find
out.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Okay, Agent Fisher, thanks for all
your help. Please keep in touch
with Commander Blake...let him
know what you find out.
                                                            

53.

                       MIKE FISHER
Yes, sir.
                                                            
FLANAGAN ends the call.
                                                            
INCH HIGH and SHEPLEY jump up and run for the door.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Hold on guys! Where you going?
Sit down here and tell me what you
think!
                                                            
They sit.
                                                            
                       IHS
Based on Takemura - I mean Chang's
activities, and being a North
Korean and the courier for Project
Khadijah, I think the underground
bioweapons lab we're looking for
is in North Korea.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Where?
                                                            
INCH HIGH pulls a map of NORTH KOREA out of his BRIEFCASE
and lays it on Flanagan's DESK.
                                                            
FLANAGAN'S OVER THE SHOULDER POV
                                                            
                       IHS (O.C.)
Here, at Ongjon-ni, 50 clicks
northeast of the capital city of
Pyongyang. I've found a secret
underground bioweapons animal
testing laboratory.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
What makes you think this is it?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
I did a search of our database,
sir, looking particularly at 1992
when Takemura was kidnapped. There
were two important visitors to
North Korea we know of, the first
was a Saudi Air Force Colonel who
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54.

                       SHEPLEY (cont'd)
flew into Pyongyang and then went
to the east coast and observed a
missile launch. The Saudis
subsequently purchased a number of
their short range missiles.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
And the other visitor?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
An Iraqi scientist, a biological
weapons expert, who we know
visited the North Korean Ongjon-ni
bio-research facility. We also
know his trip was funded by
Al-Qaeda.
                                                            
Flanagan stands.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
I'm requesting an attack be
planned on the Ongjon-ni facility,
to be launched at my command.
Shep, get your butt up to Canada,
start working with your
counterparts there - find out what
the hell Project Khadijah is all
about! Dammit I need to know! And
stop by Central Issue, I want you
to start carrying a sidearm.
                                                            
Inch High and Shep both jump up again and head for the door.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Hold on a second Inch High.
                                                            
SHEP leaves, INCH HIGH faces FLANAGAN.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
      (still standing,
       points down at
       Inch High's chest)
I'm putting you on a CIA plane to
Tokyo immediately to find out
everything you can about this
Chang fellow, and you better be
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55.

                       FLANAGAN (cont'd)
damn sure you are right about the
underground lab being in North
Korea. But first there's
something I want to show you.
Follow me.
                                                            
 
INT. JULY 7TH UNDERGROUND LABORATORY, NORTH KOREA - DAY
                                                            
TAKEMURA is milling around inside the GENETICS LAB, he
finally sees DR. TARZI come out of her office and leave the
lab.

He hustles into her office, closes the door, searches
through her desk. Turns to a FILE CABINET, moves backward
to open the top drawer, stumbles against a leather COURIER
POUCH.

He picks it up, lays it on the desk, opens it. Inside is a
thick hardcover NOTEBOOK with the words "PROJECT KHADIJAH"
printed on the cover in both English and Arabic.

He opens it, quickly flips through the first couple pages,
more intently SCANS a few pages, then closes it.

He slowly puts it back into the POUCH, takes off his
glasses, lays them on the desk, puts his face in his hands,
and begins to CRY.
                                                            
 
INT. DIA HEADQUARTERS, INCH HIGH'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
INCH HIGH is leaning forward in his chair, following the
WORDS on his computer with his finger.
                                                            
                       IHS
Matsutake: Pine Mushrooms - very
expensive in Japan due to over
harvesting - those found along
North Korea's east coast are of
excellent quality -the North
Korean military protects the most
lucrative areas in the Mount
Chilbo area every fall during
harvests - scientific name
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56.

                       IHS (cont'd)
Thricholoma Matsutake.
                                                            
                       IHS
That's it! That's what was under
Chang's fingernails! Maybe he took
a few side trips on his courier
runs to smuggle out mushrooms!
Sergeant Phillips! SERGEANT
PHILLIPS!!!
                                                            
Air Force Master Sergeant PHILIPS runs into view.
                                                            
                       IHS
Meet me in the imagery briefing
room. Start pulling up North
Korean east coast installations.
Hurry!
                                                            
INT. SATELLITE IMAGERY BRIEFING ROOM
                                                            
INCH HIGH rushes in. PHILIPS is typing away on his imagery
exploitation TERMINAL.

The words "North Korean Underground Installations" are being
SPELLED OUT on a wide screen display. A long list of
locations from the DATABASE pops up on the screen.
                                                            
                       SGT PHILLIPS
Sir, there are forty-eight
installations in our Intelligence
Database along the east coast of
North Korea, comprised of various
military, industrial, and
governmental entities.
                                                            
                       IHS
Switch to a broad area view of the
Mount Chilbo area.
                                                            
Wide area satellite photo of a LARGE MOUNTAIN.
                                                            
                       SGT PHILLIPS
The nearest installation is the
Kilchu Atomic Weapons Training
Center, on the north side of Mount
Chilbo, right where the red dot
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57.

                       SGT PHILLIPS (cont'd)
is.
                                                            
                       IHS
Chang had a train ticket for the
nearby town of Kilchu. What's
been going on there?
                                                            
                       IHS
Nothing at all since the Russians
withdrew their sponsorship of it a
few years ago.
                                                            
                       IHS
Chang probably went there to pick
up Matsutake in the Mount Chilbo
area. Move south down the coast
to Tanchon. Chang had two ticket
stubs for there.
                                                            
Broad area satellite photo of TANCHON CITY and environs.
                                                            
                       SGT PHILLIPS
The only installation in the area
is the Tanchon Semiconductor
Factory. A partial underground
facility, there just west of the
city.
                                                            
                       IHS
What's been going on there?
                                                            
CLOSE UP view of the FACTORY, it has been DISMANTLED.
                                                            
                       SGT PHILLIPS
The factory was dismantled about a
year ago. Sorry sir, I need to
move it to the inactive list.
                                                            
                       IHS
Pull up the wide area image again.
                                                            
Back to the wide area satellite photo of the TACHON area.
                                                            
INCH HIGH moves closer to the screen, studies the entire
scene, POINTS to the lower left hand corner.
                                                            

58.

                       IHS
What's that? Down there in the
corner. About a kilometer inland
from the shoreline. Next to the
railroad tracks. Looks like some
type of industrial building.
                                                            
                       SGT PHILLIPS
Hold on sir, let me see...I
believe it's...yes, the July 7th
Coal Processing Plant, let me pull
up the file.
                                                            
The screen switches to a formatted database FILE.
                                                            
                       SGT PHILLIPS
Itís a coal processing plant that
was bombed during the Korean War.
They finally repaired it in 1985
and put it back into operation for
about three years, then shut it
down. No activity since then.
                                                            
                       IHS
We have any current imagery?
                                                            
                       SGT PHILLIPS
Not specifically on that facility,
but we do look at the Chaho
Missile Test Launch site, just
south of there. It may be included
in some of those images.
                                                            
PHILIPS begins searching, INCH HIGH walks over to the large
paper MAP of North Korea. Picks up a long pointer,places it
on the map.
                                                            
CLOSE UP of the MAP, east coast of NORTH KOREA.
                                                            
                       IHS (O.C.)
Okay, here is Wonson harbor where
he came in by ship. Then he makes
two trips up the coast here to
Tanchon, and one to Kilchu at the
foot of Mount Chilbo to pick
mushrooms. Why stop in Tanchon? A
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59.

                       IHS (cont'd)
girlfriend? Or some other reason?
                                                            
                       SGT PHILLIPS
Okay sir, I've located two images
of the plant. The first in 1986
shows rail cars on the spur in
front of the plant, and...hold on
a second.
                                                            
                       IHS
What, do you see something
unusual?
                                                            
CLOSE UP view of RAIL CARS fully loaded with large ROCKS.
                                                            
                       IHS
Sir, take a closer look at the
rail cars. If they were
processing coal I'd expect to see
a fine, granulated material. These
cars are definitely loaded with
large chunks of rock.
                                                            
                       IHS
You mean like with spoils from a
large scale underground
excavation? What other views do
you have?
                                                            
Switch to a broad view of the PLANT, nestled up against a
large MOUNTAIN with winding TERRACES cut into it.
                                                            
                       SGT PHILLIPS
This is a broad area view imaged
in 1992. You can see the plant was
built close to the mountain where
the coal was previously stripped.
                                                            
                       IHS
What's that just to the north of
the plant, looks like a small
pond. Zoom in on it.
                                                            
CLOSE UP - a small POND, perfectly rectangular in shape.
                                                            

60.

                       IHS
We've seen these before, haven't
we?
                                                            
                       SGT PHILLIPS
Yes sir, definitely looks like a
man-made sewage treatment pond.
                                                            
                       IHS
That's right, and where there's
shit, there's people. I want
immediate high priority satellite
coverage on this facility - get on
it right away.
                                                            
He WALKS over to the large MAP, places the tip of the
POINTER at the location of the coal processing PLANT.
                                                            
                       IHS
I may have found what I'm looking
for.
                                                            
 
INT. DIA HEADQUARTERS, SATELLITE IMAGERY BRIEFING RM - DAY
                                                            
INCH HIGH is briefing FLANAGAN and SHEPLEY. PHILLIPS is at
the the computer display terminal scrolling through various
satellite PHOTOS of the July 7th PLANT.
                                                            
                       IHS
I am convinced the July 7th Coal
Processing plant is the Project
Khadijah underground Bioweapons
laboratory we are looking for. All
of the coal processing equipment
is derelict. However, there was
extensive tunneling activity
inside the building from 1985 to
1987. Radar imagery shows two vent
stacks on the mountainside are
vibrating from active equipment
underground. There is a guarded
security fence, and just to the
west is a sheep breeding
operation. Infrared imagery
confirms a nearby sewage treatment
pond is in use, and we've observed
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61.

                       IHS (cont'd)
vehicular activity outside the
plant. Lastly, Chang Song Chol,
the Project Khadijah courier, had
two train tickets to the nearby
town of Tanchon.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
What about effluents from the vent
stacks? Any indication they are
venting toxic or bioweapons
-related material?
                                                            
                       IHS
No sir. We would need ground
level data collection to confirm.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
What do you think Shep?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
I concur. We have information from
1991 indicating an Egyptian Air
Force Colonel named Abdul Al Saud
visited the nearby Chaho Missile
Test Site to observe the launch of
a missile, which the Egyptians
subsequently purchased from the
North Koreans. While there, he was
taken on a tour of the July 7th
coal processing plant, located
about six miles north of Chaho -
our analysts didn't see a reason
to be suspicious of it at the
time.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
It makes sense. North Korea is a
closed society and they need hard
currency. Be the perfect place to
hid a Bioweapons laboratory. Shep,
any progress on the meeting of The
Assembly?
                                                            

62.

                       SHEPLEY
Nothing yet sir, still working
with my Canadian counterpart to
come up with something. I'm also
tracking down anything I can find
on this Colonel Saud fellow.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Keep on it...By the way Inch, nice
work...Inch High?
                                                            
He's been intently studying a satellite IMAGE on the screen.
                                                            
                       IHS
What's that? Oh, thank you, sir.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
What is it Inch, you see something
there?
                                                            
                       IHS
I just noticed something here on
this one radar image of the
coastline near the Chaho missile
test base. See these two light
grayish fingers projecting back
into the rocky shoreline, about a
hundred meters apart? The radar
obviously bounced inside some type
of openings. Could just be caves.
We'll have to take a closer look.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Okay guys, thanks for the update.
I need to run this up the chain of
command.
                                                            
SHEPLEY and FLANAGAN get up to leave. FLANAGAN stops
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
By the way Inch, what's the
significance of July seventh
anyway?
                                                            
                       IHS
It's a North Korean holiday.
                                                            

63.

                       FLANAGAN
Celebrating what?
                                                            
                       IHS
Miner's Day.
                                                            
 
EXT. JULY 7TH COAL PROCESSING PLANT, NORTH KOREA - DAY
                                                            
PAK SONG HO and YUNG-LI exit the main entrance. She is
clutching her BABY (the same baby from the opening scene).
He leads her to a nearby BARRACKS.
                                                            
                       PAK (in Korean)
      (Subtitles)
You have betrayed your country.
You will meet the same fate as
your parents.
                                                            
PAK rips the BABY from her arms. She is hysterical, the
GUARDS start dragging her toward a barracks, RIPPING at her
clothes.

PAK takes the BABY behind the barracks to a large DOG
KENNEL. The guard dogs are vicious. He tosses the BABY
over the fence. The DOGS ATTACK as he walks away, without
emotion.

The half-dressed YUNG-LI runs from the barracks to the DOG
KENNEL, a few guards chase after her but PAK stops them.
They watch as she struggles to climb the fence and rescue
her BABY. When she reaches the top she unknowingly grabs
onto an electrified wire, gets a tremendous shock and falls
all the way to the ground. PAK and the GUARDS laugh.
                                                            
 
INT. DIA HEADQUARTERS, SATELLITE IMAGERY BRIEFING RM - DAY
                                                            
INCH HIGH is alone studying a satellite photo of the
mountain behind the July 7th Plant. The image is overlaid
with a CHECKERBOARD of different COLORS.

General TIBBETS, Admiral FLANAGAN, and SHEPLEY walk in, they
all surround and look down at him.
                                                            

64.

                       TIBBETS
Lieutenant Commander Blake,
Admiral Flanagan says it is urgent
he speak with you.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Hello Inch High, what are you
working on now?
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Thought I'd start preparing a
strike package for the July 7th
underground facility, just in case
an attack is authorized.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Good idea.
                                                            
                       IHS
We just got the geologist's
report. The different colors shown
here on the overlay indicate the
mountain's various rock types.
I've started looking for
vulnerability points for a
penetrating weapons attack.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
We've run into a problem. Would
you like to sit down while I tell
you about it? (Flanagan see he
looks uncomfortable being
surrounded by them)
                                                            
                       IHS
No sir, I'm fine.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
I briefed the National Command
Authority on the suspected July
7th underground Bioweapons
facility. They authorized Special
Operation's Command to conduct a
reconnaissance mission to collect
more refined data. However,
someone - above my paygrade -
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65.

                       FLANAGAN (cont'd)
decided the US Ambassador to South
Korea should be told about it. She
apparently got very upset and
informed the South Korean
government - seems there are
current North-South peace
negotiations she wants credit for
and doesn't want anything to screw
it up. The SPECOPS mission has
been cancelled.
                                                            
                       TIBBETS
I had the occasion to meet the
Ambassador on my last trip to
Korea. Let's just say she can
be...difficult.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
I've learned through other
channels the South Koreans are
planning a SPECOPS mission of
their own to the same area - an
agent extraction operation. They
have agreed to let us send someone
along to take a look at the July
7th Plant, although they haven't
been told exactly why.
                                                            
                       IHS
I see, would you like me to brief
whoever it is that you've selected
to go in?
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
That won't be necessary. I've
already given them your name.
                                                            
                       IHS
Sir? Me?
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
You know what to look for. You
speak the language. I need someone
I know and trust. Also, you were
SEAL trained.
                                                            

66.

                       SHEPLEY
      (to Inch High)
You were a SEAL?
                                                            
                       IHS
No, goddammit..excuse me sir...I
had a tour with SEAL Team Six as
their intelligence officer when I
was a Lieutenant. That was it, I
think you know that Admiral.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
You went through their indigenous
training program - covert ops,
evasion and escape, all their
weapons quals. So what do you say,
will you do this for us? Before
you answer, you need to know all
this is non-attributal. The
Ambassador will not be told about
it. You will be on your own.
                                                            
                       IHS
      (tosses his papers
       on the table)
Alright, Admiral, I'll do it for
you.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Good. I've got a plane ready to
fly you out this afternoon. Meet
me in my office at CIA, I have
some things to show you that might
be of help.
                                                            
                       IHS
Okay sir, just give me a minute to
clean up here.
                                                            
INCH HIGH turns to the large paper MAP of North Korea, grabs
a chair, stands on it, places his finger on a specific
location on the east coast.
                                                            

67.

                       IHS
      (out loud)
Forty one degrees north, one
thirty degrees east.
                                                            
 
INT. CIA HEADQUARTERS, BASEMENT - DAY
                                                            
INCH HIGH, FLANAGAN, SHEPLEY, walk down a dimly lit basement
hallway to a door marked "Utility Room, No Admittance".

FLANAGAN pulls out a KEY, opens the door, inside is another
door marked Micro Electromechanical Systems - MEMS
LABORATORY.

FLANAGAN puts his hand into a PALM READER, looks into a
RETINA SCANNER. The door opens.
                                                            
INT. MEMS LABORATORY - DAY
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Gentleman, meet Dr. Franz Lehrer,
Chief of CIA's Microrobotics
Division. I will leave the two of
you in his capable hands.
                                                            
                       LEHRER
      (German accent)
Please, follow me.
                                                            
INCH HIGH pulls down on Shepley's arm.
                                                            
                       IHS
      (quietly)
Shep, you see how he combs a few
strands of hair across his bald
head? The Japanese call that "bar
code".
                                                            
SHEPLEY laughs, LEHRER glances back, keeps on walking.

TECHNICIANS are busy working on little ROBOT devices, on
wheels, flying, or crawling around.

They pass a large AQUARIUM, a female tech pours a bluish

68.

liquid into the tank, moves to a computer screen and watches
tiny FISH-LIKE ROBOTS swimming about.
                                                            
                       IHS
You been in here before?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Nope, guess I didn't have a need
to know...until now.
                                                            
They follow LEHRER into a small briefing room.
                                                            
INT. MEMS LABORATORY, SMALL BRIEFING ROOM - DAY
                                                            
LEHRER starts a video, a MONTAGE of scenes showing current
military RECONNAISSANCE SYSTEMS - big satellites, airplanes,
soldiers on the ground with binoculars.
                                                            
                       LEHRER (O.C.)
Future intelligence surveillance
systems need to get smaller, not
bigger. Swarms of miniature air
and ground-borne Reconnaissance
and Surveillance sensors will make
our big and expensive satellites
obsolete. Dangerous missions will
be accomplished by robots, in a
fraction of the time any human
could perform. We are making
rapid advances in the fields of
Robotics, Nanotechnologies, and
MEMS - Micro Electro-Mechanical
Systems. We have produced
prototypes of highly complex,
silicon-based, integrated
electronic circuits and
supercomputers to control
intelligent miniature robots.
                                                            
CGI - video of a dozen BLACK ANTS moving around in a
methodic, mechanical-like motion on a flat surface.
                                                            
                       LEHRER (O.C.)
This is our ANTS program, which
stands for Ambidextrous
Nano-powered Tactical Sensors.
These minibots are one centimeter
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69.

                       LEHRER (cont'd)
long and move at one-half mile per
hour utilizing a quasistatic
walking mechanism. The head
provides navigational control via
a infrared sensing system. The
antennae are molecularly
imprinted, polymer-based chemical
agent sensors that take both air
and ground material samples for
chemical and biological analysis
on a internal microchip. The
abdomen contains a liquid
hydrocarbon power system and
electronic circuitry to control
movement. They are able to avoid
collisions and programmed with
artificial intelligence for
problem solving. ANTS work in
coordination with each other and
report their findings to a Queen.
Information can be transmitted
from the Queen via encoded burst
transmissions to either a ground
based or satellite receiver.
                                                            
CGI - video of a SWARM OF FLIES hovering above a miniature
mock-up of a BATTLEFIELD.
                                                            
                       LEHRER (O.C.)
Next is our FLIES program - Flying
Long-range Insects for Exploration
and Surveillance. Our first
prototypes are modeled after the
common housefly. They are
approximately one point two
centimeters in length and powered
by a radioactive battery. Their
wings beat over three hundred
times per minute and are made from
aerogel - a thin silica and
polyurethane compound - making
them ultra-light and capable of
averaging four point five miles
per hour. An internal gyro
provides stability for flight in
any position, and their ífeetí are
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70.

                       LEHRER (cont'd)
coated with a viscous liquid to
allow attachment to any surface.
                                                            
CGI - CLOSE UP of a FLIES in flight and landing on surfaces.
EXTREME CLOSE UP view of it's head.
                                                            
                       LEHRER (O.C.)
Here you can see a micro electro-
optical camera mounted in the
head, along with a infrared sensor
and digital audio recorder. FLIES
are programmed to take evasive
maneuvers when approaching heat
sources, including humans. Their
primary mission is area
surveillance, they can report via
the same network as ANTS.
                                                            
CGI - video of the AQUARIUM they passed on the way in. Close
up of the computer terminal attached to the tank showing the
FISH NANOROBOTS swimming around.
                                                            
                       LEHRER (O.C.)
Our newest program still under
development is called MARINE -
Miniature Aquarobots for
Reconnaissance In a Networked
Environment. We are working on
both fish-like robots and
nanoparticles for underwater
surveillance.
                                                            
LEHRER turns off the video.
                                                            
                       LEHRER
Lieutenant Commander Blake,
Admiral Flanagan informed me of
your upcoming reconnaissance
mission and asked me to provide
you all the support possible. If
you gentleman would please follow
me.
                                                            

71.

He leads to a table in the LAB with three items - a long
metal CYLINDER, an artificial BIRD sitting on a nest, a
bulky THREE-LENSED binocular-like device that he picks up.
                                                            
                       LEHRER
The first tool we have for you is
our Enhanced Hybrid Trinocular
System. It is capable of fully
analyzing gas and vapor effluents
from underground vents utilizing a
polychromatic scanner. Also has an
internal acoustic wave detector to
locate areas of activity generated
by underground machinery. This
trigger is a GPS-aided laser
designator for taking precise
digital snapshots of
geocoordinates and elevation data.
Push this button and it takes
digital photographs. It will also
perform as a regular pair of
binoculars.
                                                            
LEHRER picks up the 18 inch long metal CYLINDER, unscrews
one end and pulls out a METAL STRIP that looks like
miniature railroad tracks, with a small BOX on one end.
                                                            
                       LEHRER
There are ten ANTS and ten FLIES
attached to each side of this
docking strip. The box at the end
is a laser designator. Just flip
the switch here and point the
laser at the target location and
they will-self navigate to it. The
larger ANT at the end is the
Queen.
                                                            
He puts the docking strip back, slides the BIRD and nest
over in front of him.
                                                            
                       LEHRER
Now, lets take a look at the last
item - our synthetic Magpie
permanently attached to her nest
-we picked a Magpie because it is
a very common bird in Korea. She
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72.

                       LEHRER (cont'd)
is actually a solar powered
receive and transmitting station.
Once you activate this switch she
will receive data from the Queen
and the Trinoculars for
transmission via satellite
directly back here to the MEMS
lab.
                                                            
He folds the MAGPIE'S tail forward, places the whole unit in
a foam lined box and closes the lid.
                                                            
                       LEHRER
The ANTS, FLIES, and Magpie are
programmed to self-destruct forty
eight hours after activation.
                                                            
LEHRER turns to a desk behind him, picks up a small
ELECTRONIC DEVICE.
                                                            
                       LEHRER
I'm also including a hand held GPS
receiver to help you navigate to
the target location.
                                                            
He puts all the items in a small BLACK BACKPACK, hands it to
INCH HIGH.
                                                            
                       LEHRER
Do you have any questions?
                                                            
                       IHS
Just one. Do I have to sign a
receipt for all this stuff?
                                                            
EXT. CIA HEADQUARTERS, SIDEWALK NEXT TO PARKING LOT
                                                            
INCH HIGH and SHEPLEY are standing together on the sidewalk.
INCH HIGH is holding the BLACK BACKPACK.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
You sure you don't want me to
drive you to Andrews Air Force
Base to meet the plane?
                                                            

73.

                       IHS
No thanks, Shep.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Listen, you take good care of
yourself. I wouldn't want
anything to happen to The Inch
High Spy.
                                                            
                       IHS
Don't worry about me, you just
concentrate on The Assembly.
                                                            
HE turns to walk away, stops, turns back around.
                                                            
                       IHS
You know Shep, there's something
I'd like to tell you. I ...
                                                            
                       MALVINA
Shep! Hi!
                                                            
They both turn and see MALVINA ROBERTS running toward them
from the parking lot. She gives SHEPLEY a big hug.
                                                            
                       
Sorry I'm late. Where are you
taking me to lunch?
                                                            
She turns to INCH HIGH - reaches down and pinches him on the
cheek.
                                                            
                       
And how's the little Inch High Spy
today?
                                                            
His face flushes red, he shoots a disgusted look at SHEPLEY
then walks off. SHEPLEY runs after him.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Inch...Wait! She didn't mean
anything by that. Look, I just
asked her to lunch to thank her
for helping us out, that's all. I
should have told you, I know you
kinda' liked her. I really am
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74.

                       SHEPLEY (cont'd)
sorry.
                                                            
                       IHS
Don't worry about it Shep...It
happens all the time.
                                                            
He turns once again for the parking lot. SHEPLEY calls out.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
What was it you wanted to tell me
back there?
                                                            
                       IHS
      (keeps walking)
Nothing important. It can wait.
                                                            
 
INT. LISTENING ROOM, HOTEL OMNI, MONTREAL - DAY
                                                            
A corporate MEETING ROOM, co-located with other similar
rooms that share a common exterior hallway - where the only
RESTROOMS are located.

SHEPLEY is standing behind JACQUE OUELLETTE seated at a bank
of COMPUTERS next to other TECHNICIANS.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Jacque, thanks for helping me
track down Hassan Al Rashid. Your
National Security Enforcement Team
does fine work.
                                                            
                       OULELLETTE
Never could have done it without
you bringing us that ten digit
code for Chang's calling card. He
made plenty of calls overseas, but
once you made the connection
between Al Rashid and Colonel
Saud, we all knew we had the right
guy.
                                                            
PAN TO - video screen, a MAN in dark glasses closes a silver
aluminum BRIEFCASE, starts to leave the adjacent room.
                                                            

75.

                       OULELLETTE (O.C.)
Okay, it looks like their man has
finished his bug sweep of the
room.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Did he find anything?
                                                            
                       OULELLETTE
No way. The video lens is too
well hidden. We had an agent swap
out a can of air freshener on the
maid's cart this morning. She
unknowingly sprayed around a
couple thousand tiny acoustic
silicon wafer-sensors. They
convert any audio into a infrared
transmission, which is picked up
by the roomís heat detector, which
is connected to the phone line.
We're in the adjacent room, so we
simply tapped the line and hear
everything they say.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
You know, we have some pretty neat
toys at CIA too.
                                                            
                       OULELLETTE
      (smiles, knowingly)
I know. Okay, looks like the
meeting is getting started.
                                                            
INT. ROOM, HOTEL OMNI, MEETING OF THE ASSEMBLY - DAY
                                                            
Members of THE ASSEMBLY begin taking seats around a large
table, some off to the side in arm chairs. AL RASHID sits at
the head of the table.
                                                            
EXT. EAST COAST, NORTH KOREA, SPECIAL OPS MISSION - NIGHT
                                                            
Open ocean view on a MOONLESS NIGHT. In the f.g. a South
Korean Type 209 SUBMARINE slowly and silently BROACHES the
surface.
                                                            

76.

INTERCUT BETWEEN HOTEL OMNI'S ROOMS AND THE NORTH KOREAN
SPECIAL OPERATIONS MISSION.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
Gentleman, let me introduce our
newest member, Dr. Alhadi Ibrahim,
from the Sudan,a professor of
Medical Microbiology at the
University of Khartoum. We
welcome you to The Assembly.
                                                            
He pours himself a glass of wine, sees the look of surprise
on IBRAHIM'S face.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
Ah, Doctor Ibrahim, it is for
medicinal purposes only. Helps to
ease my gout. (turns to the group)
Our courier is late again,
probably detained by one of his
other enterprises. I am glad this
will be his final delivery. Let me
give some background for the
benefit of Brother Ibrahim while
we wait.
                                                            
A fourteen-man South Korean SPECIAL OPERATIONS TEAM is
cramped into a small compartment inside the SUBMARINE, INCH
HIGH is seated among them.

Marine Corps Major BAEK DONG IL is briefing the mission, all
are dressed in BLACK commando-type UNIFORMS.
                                                            
                       BAEK
I will speak English for the
benefit of our guest. The crew is
now preparing to launch our RHIB
boats. This will be your last
briefing. Team Two - you will
remain and secure the beach
landing area. Team One is the
penetration squad. I will lead to
Point Alpha where the remainder of
the squad will set up a perimeter
defense. I will then move on to
Point Bravo and contact the
subject for extraction - codename
            (MORE)

77.

                       BAEK (cont'd)
is PILSUNG. Commander Blake will
proceed to his surveillance
target alone. Total operational
time is three hours, time hack
when we hit the beach. Everyone
check your weapons, night vision
goggles, and laser sights. Let's
go.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
Brother Ibrahim, as I told you the
first time we met, we were founded
by the Muslim Brotherhood. Our
mission was to scientifically
trace the true lineage of The
Prophet Mohammed, knowing God
would reveal to us the complete
genetic profile of his blood. Our
group was small at first but has
grown to be many. I am proud to
say the three other founding
members are still with us.
                                                            
He motions to his left, the now older founding members
-RATEB SHALLAH, SALIM THAHEEM, KALED AL-KADI - nod their
heads in welcome to IBRAHIM.
                                                            
AL RASHID lights a cigarette.
                                                            
Two RHIB boats hit the beach. BAEK calls out a time hack -
THREE PLUS ZERO ZERO. Team One heads inland, Team Two hides
the boats and sets up defensive positions.

We follow Team One, INCH HIGH stops, checks his GPS, breaks
off on his own. Makes his way to a HILL overlooking the July
7th PLANT.

He pulls off his BACKPACK, removes the three items, takes
the MAGPIE and places it in a tree limb and turns it on.

Takes the TRINOCULARS, scans the area, puts them down, picks
up the CYLINDER, pulls out the DOCKING STRIP, turns on the
laser designator, points it at the main entrance to the
plant.


78.

The MINIROBOTS activate, detach themselves, start heading in
the direction of the LASER BEAM.

He picks up the TRINOCULARS, starts getting readings from
the MOUNTAINSIDE behind the plant - we see the LED
processing and transmitting data.

Looks at his watch, ONE PLUS THIRTY. Goes back to getting
readings, looks at his watch, now TWO PLUS ZERO ZERO.

He puts the CYLINDER and TINOCULARS away, just when he is
about to stand up SOUND of a twig crack. Hits the ground,
looks up, someone is walking over the hill directly toward
him, no time to move,

The figure is about to step on him. INCH HIGH does a leg
sweep and sends the figure to the ground, jumps on him,
sticks his 9mm PISTOL in his face.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
We all went on to earn advanced
scientific degrees. I myself
attended Stanford University in
America, a leading academic
institution for the study of
genetics. After graduation, I
returned to Cairo and accepted a
position as a genetics researcher
at the Bilharz Research Institute.
                                                            
                       IHS
      (in Korean)
WHO ARE YOU ?
                                                            
                       KIM
      (in Korean)
Kim.. Joo-chan... I am
...(switches to English) Are
you...American?
                                                            
                       IHS
      (in English)
WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE ?
                                                            

79.

                       KIM
I am South Korean agent, to meet
contact here.
                                                            
                       IHS
WHAT IS YOUR CODENAME ?
                                                            
                       KIM
"PILSUNG"
                                                            
INCH HIGH holsters his pistol and helps KIM to his feet.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
One day in Cairo I ran into an old
college roommate, Abdul Al Saud.
Colonel Saud had just returned
from a trip to North Korea, where
he observed the test firing of a
missile our country was interested
in buying. He told me the North
Koreans were desperate for foreign
investment. While there, he was
taken on a tour of a underground
laboratory they were building on
their east coast for genetic
research, but they had run out of
money. I arranged a visit, and
sealed an agreement to fund the
project, as long as we could use
it ourselves.
                                                            
AL RASHID puffs on his cigarette and takes a sip of wine.
                                                            
                       IHS
You are in the wrong place, you
are supposed to be south of here.
                                                            
                       KIM
Yes, I see soldiers, come this
way, I am late.
                                                            
                       IHS
Okay, come with me.
                                                            
INCH HIGH pulls out his GPS receiver to get a bearing, he
sees a faint glow of red on the screen reflected from a

80.

LASER DOT on his chest. He looks down and sees it, grabs
KIM and pulls him to the ground. The GPS receiver goes
flying into the bushes.

A BULLET strikes a rock behind them. INCH HIGH turns and
sees a muzzle flash from a nearby hill, another BULLET
strikes the ground.

He grabs his MP-5 RIFLE, looks through the INFRARED SCOPE.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
The closed society of North Korea,
along with the tight security
controls the government places on
its people, made it a perfect
location to conduct our work in
secret. Of course, one can never
be too careful, we know South
Korean Special Forces make
occasional forays into the North.
So, we've made sure the North
Koreans have one of their agents
on the inside, so we always know
what the South is up to.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
INCH HIGH! (looks at his watch)
It's too late! They've already
gone in! (grabs his cell phone) I
gotta' tell Admiral Flanagan!
                                                            
He PUNCHES the CELL PHONE and puts it to his ear, NOTHING,
does it again.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Can't get a signal in here!
                                                            
He LUNGES for the ROOM PHONE to pick it up.
                                                            
                       OULELLETTE
Shep, NO! We're tapped into that
line !
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
Gentleman, would you excuse me for
a moment? I must visit the
restroom. I will try and contact
            (MORE)

81.

                       HASSAN AL RASHID (cont'd)
our courier when I return.
                                                            
AL RASHID gets up and heads for the door.
                                                            
INCH HIGH'S POV - Infrared Scope, clearly visible is Major
BAEK firing another shot at them.

INCH HIGH returns fire. SECURITY LIGHTS around the perimeter
of the plant come on, GUARDS spill out.

BAEK moves down the side of his hill toward the plant. INCH
HIGH fires off a volley and HITS BAEK in the arm

Suddenly SHOTS comes from farther up the hillside. INCH HIGH
takes cover, looks through his scope

INCH HIGH'S POV - Infrared Scope, two of the Team One SQUAD
MEMBERS are shooting at him. He spins around, sees two
GUARDS from the plant carrying the wounded BAEK inside the
gate.

He looks back up the hill, NOTHING, grabs KIM, pulls him to
his feet.
                                                            
                       IHS
C'mon! (fumbles for his GPS) Shit!
Where the hell's my GPS!... Forget
it! Let's go!
                                                            
SHEPLEY runs for the door. A TECHNICIAN monitoring the video
picture in the next room calls out.
                                                            
                       TECHNICIAN
Colonel Ouellette! Rashid is
leaving the room!
                                                            
OUELLETTE jumps up, too late, SHEPLEY is out the door into
the hallway.
                                                            
HALLWAY - SHEPLEY is punching his CELL PHONE. AL RASHID
passes right by him.

SHEPLEY starts speaking FRENCH, pretending to be talking to
his wife - he's not convincing.


82.

AL RASHID moves down the hall, stops in front of the
restroom, gives Shepley a SUSPICIOUS look, then goes inside.


SHEPLEY dashes back into the LISTENING ROOM.
                                                            
                       OULELLETTE
Damnit Shep! What happened!
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Almost ran right over Al Rashid. I
think I might have spooked him.
                                                            
                       OULELLETTE
      (to the video tech)
I want to know as soon as he walks
back in that room!
                                                            
TENSE moments, nothing, SHEPLEY paces, still nothing.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
      (heads for the
       door)
Jacque, he's not coming back.
                                                            
HALLWAY - SHEPLEY looks left toward the restrooms, nothing.
Looks right, sees AL RASHID in the elevator. Their eyes
meet just before the door closes.

He runs to the stairway, hopskips down six floors to the
basement garage. SOUND of tires squealing. He sees AL
RASHID zip by in the passenger seat of a black sedan with a
driver.

Shepley jumps in his car and gives CHASE.
                                                            
INCH HIGH and KIM reach the beach, they are EXHAUSTED. The
RHIB boats are barely visible disappearing over the ocean
horizon.
                                                            
                       IHS
Goddammit! I knew they would
leave me!
                                                            
                       KIM
Who was shooting at us?
                                                            

83.

                       IHS
WHICH TIME?...The first
shots came from Major Baek,
the mission commander. He is
obviously a double agent and was
trying to kill us. The other shots
came from some other squad members
who probably decided on their own
to follow and cover Baek. They
must have thought I was trying to
kill him! This is just fuckin'
GREAT ! How the hell are we
supposed to get out of here?
                                                            
He walks over and SLUMPS DOWN next to a rock, KIM
joins him.
                                                            
                       IHS
What exactly is so important about
you to go to all this trouble?
                                                            
                       KIM
I sent here many years ago. I am
Navy engineer, work on secret
program.
                                                            
                       IHS
What kind of program?
                                                            
                       KIM
Special...spy boat.
                                                            
                       IHS
You mean like, mother ships?
                                                            
                       KIM
No, the small ones, inside mother,
fast..
                                                            
                       IHS
The semi submersible infiltration
craft? Look like a long black
speed boat?
                                                            

84.

                       KIM
Yes, yes..I work on new one, radar
cannot see, bigger engines, more
quiet. They now have new base, I
think near here, Chaho maybe, in
underground tunnel by water.
                                                            
                       IHS
Chaho missile test base? I've
seen it! A U-shaped tunnel! I
know where it is!
                                                            
 
EXT. CAR CHASE SCENE, STREETS OF MONTREAL - DAY
                                                            
INTERCUT BETWEEN SHEPLEY'S CAR CHASE, INCH HIGH'S ESCAPE
FROM NORTH KOREA, MEMS LAB AT CIA
                                                            
SHEPLEY does his best to keep AL RASHID'S car in sight.
Dramatic, dangerous CAR CHASE SCENE with many near crashes
and wild maneuvers.
                                                            
INCH HIGH and KIM are hiding behind some ROCKS at the
sea-level entrance to the U-shaped TUNNEL.

INCH HIGH shines his flashlight inside, we see the sleek
dark figures of the infiltration SPEED BOATS lined up in
tandem.

Directly above them, a North Korean GUARD SHACK with TWO
armed guards milling about smoking cigarettes.
                                                            
                       IHS
You helped design these boats,
right? You know how to drive one?
                                                            
                       KIM
I write instruction.
                                                            
                       IHS
Okay, go on in and get one
started. Don't forget to stop and
pick me up. I'll cover us.
                                                            

85.

                       KIM
Give me time. Need to find more
gas.
                                                            
KIM disappears inside.

One GUARD goes back into the shack, the other keeps looking
down toward the tunnel entrance.

INCH HIGH hides, tense moments pass. SOUND of powerful
engines starting.

The outside GUARD runs to the edge of the cliff. The SPEED
BOAT bounces off a wall, comes screaming out of the tunnel.

INCH HIGH sees there is no way KIM can stop for him so he
jumps on top. The guard starts SHOOTING.

INCH HIGH drops him, the other GUARD appears and fires,
bullets bounce off the boat. They roar off into the
darkness.
                                                            
FLANAGAN is seated at the bank of computers in the MEMS LAB
(he is using this as his command post).

DR LEHRER is pointing to a computer screen showing a still
photograph of the July 7th mountainside taken with the
TRINOCULARS.
                                                            
                       LEHRER
Admiral, this is a composite view
of images Commander Blake took
with the Trinoculars. You can see
three vents - here, here, and
here. Spectral analysis of the
vent effluents were negative
for any type of known chemical or
biological agents.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Nothing at all?
                                                            
                       LEHRER
No sir, and five of the ten ANTS
have reported, they've come up
negative on ChemBio as well.
                                                            

86.

                       FLANAGAN
Then we are looking at the wrong
place! Inch High was wrong!...
Damnit!
                                                            
CUT back to more of the harrowing CAR CHASE SCENE.
                                                            
The SPEED BOAT is racing along the top of the water at 40
knots, BOUNCING and SWERVING all over the place.
                                                            
                       IHS
You sure you wrote ALL the
instructions?
                                                            
                       KIM
What is that?
                                                            
KIM slows the craft to almost a CRAWL. Ahead is the
silhouette of a North Korean PATROL BOAT.
                                                            
                       IHS (POV,O.C.)
      (through the
       trinoculars)
It's a North Korean Taechung
coastal patrol craft.
                                                            
                       KIM (O.C.)
Now we hide.
                                                            
KIM reaches down, turns a VALVE which opens a inlet under
the bow, allowing seawater to flood the external hull.

The boat slowly SINKS into the water until only the rounded
portion of the wheelhouse cockpit is visible, which is
covered in a rubberized type of RADAR-ABSORBING TILES.

KIM comes up slowly on the power, the boat CREEPS along in a
very low profile. A rear snorkel, venting engine exhaust, is
configured with a silencer.

They slowly pass the PATROL SHIP close off the port side.
                                                            
CUT back to CAR CHASE SCENE, both cars pretty well smashed
up by now. SHEPLEY is right on AL RASHID's rear bumper.
                                                            
INT. INSIDE BRIDGE OF NORTH KOREAN PATROL SHIP - NIGHT
                                                            

87.

The captain SCANS the horizon with binoculars, moves right
past the speed boat, doesn't see it.

The RADAR OPERATOR watches a sweep on his scope, we only see
a SLIGHT BUMP it passes over the boat, he doesn't react.
                                                            
END OF CAR CHASE SCENE. Multi-vehicle crashes and pile up
on a bridge. Passenger side of AL RASHID'S car is pinned up
against the GUARDRAIL by a large gasoline TANKER TRUCK

SHEPLEY runs from his smashed up car to the front of theirs,
gasoline is spilling onto the trunk. They are both TRAPPED.

AL RASHID hangs out his open window, starts frantically
WAVING his arms and yelling.
                                                            
                       HASSAN AL RASHID
PLEASE HELP ME! I WILL TELL YOU
EVERYTHING! GET ME OUT OF HERE!
                                                            
The DRIVER pulls out a GUN and shoots AL RASHID in the side
of the head, then points the gun at SHEPLEY.

SHEPLEY fires twice through the windshield, kills the DRIVER

The car EXPLODES, knocking SHEPLEY to the ground.
                                                            
INCH HIGH is looking through the TRINOCULARS. They are still
creeping along.
                                                            
                       IHS (O.C.)
They are heading off to the east,
almost out of sight now.
                                                            
KIM reaches down, turns another VALVE which opens a drain
in the STERN allowing seawater to escape.

He slowly increases POWER until all the water is vented out
and they rise back to the surface. He goes FULL THROTTLE.

Suddenly BULLETS start bouncing off the starboard side
                                                            
                       IHS
What the hell....(he pulls up the
trinoculars)...Shit, it's another
patrol boat! They've spotted us!
                                                            

88.

                       KIM
      (points aft)
There! In box! Machine gun! Open
hatch!
                                                            
INCH HIGH crawls aft, pushing aside empty cans of fuel.

He finds the MACHINE GUN, pops open the top HATCH, pulls the
empty box over to stand on, places the gun on a stand and
starts firing at the boat chasing behind them.

KIM takes evasive maneuvers. It is a WILD RIDE with bullets
flying all around. The patrol boat suddenly turns to port,
exposing itself, Inch High rakes the bridge with bullets.

Then they start TAKING MORE FIRE from the starboard side.
INCH HIGH swings and starts shooting at another boat.

A second smaller boat cuts across their wake, he swings back
to start firing, sees a SOUTH KOREAN FLAG on the fantail,
quickly drops back down inside.
                                                            
                       IHS
Son of a Bitch! We must have
crossed the demarcation line! Now
the South Koreans are shooting at
us. Shit!
                                                            
He starts SCRAMBLING around, looking for something. BULLETS
still flying.
                                                            
                       KIM
What do you want?
                                                            
                       IHS
I need something white!
                                                            
INCH HIGH starts RIPPING away at his black commando clothes.
Strips all the way down to his WHITE UNDERWEAR and pulls
them off.

Grabs his RIFLE and ties the underwear to the end of the
barrel, sticks the WHITE FLAG through the hatch - waves it
back and forth until the FIRING STOPS.
                                                            
 

89.

EXT. AMERICAN EMBASSY, SEOUL KOREA - NIGHT
                                                            
FRONT FACADE
                                                            
INT. AMBASSADOR'S OFFICE
                                                            
INCH HIGH is seated in front of THE AMBASSADOR'S desk.
                                                            
                       IHS
Madam Ambassador, I'm telling you,
Commander Baek was a double agent!
                                                            
                       AMBASSADOR
Bullshit! The South Koreans don't
believe it...they're interrogating
Kim right now - we'll get to the
bottom of this and then I'll have
your ass for lunch!
                                                            
                       IHS
Look...not only did I bring back a
South Korean national, I also
delivered a new version of a North
Korean spy boat!
                                                            
                       AMBASSADOR
I don't give a damn about that!
You came over here without my
knowledge or permission. You have
caused an international incident.
Totally screwed up the peace
negotiations I started. That's why
I put you under house arrest, you
little shit!
                                                            
SOUND of intercom buzzing.
                                                            
                       SECRETARY (O.S.)
Sorry to interrupt,Ma'am, but the
gentleman from Washington DC is
here.
                                                            
SHEPLEY walks in, INCH HIGH turns, starts to get up, the
look on SHEPLEY's face tells him to sit back down and be
quiet.
                                                            

90.

                       SHEPLEY
So, Madam Ambassador, this is the
fellow who's been causing all the
trouble? We appreciate the
opportunity you've given the CIA
to debrief him. This might take
awhile.
                                                            
                       AMBASSADOR
He's all yours. Take him down the
hall and turn him back over to the
Marine detachment when you're
finished. I'm going home. (sticks
her finger in Inch High's face
again) I'll deal with you
tomorrow.
                                                            
She storms out and SLAMS the door.
                                                            
                       IHS
Damn Shep, it sure is good to see
you!
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Admiral Flanagan sent me to bail
you out. I knew you might be in
trouble when I discovered The
Assembly had a man on the inside.
                                                            
                       IHS
Yeah, his name is Baek Dong Il, he
tried to kill me. But I can't
convince anyone here that he was a
double agent. They think I tried
to kill him and he got captured by
the North Koreans. The Wicked
Witch of the Far East you just met
wants to cut my balls off.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
I know. C'mon, I'm going to walk
you out of here. I've got a taxi
waiting to take us down to Osan
Air Base where our plane is
waiting.
                                                            

91.

INT. BACK SEAT OF TAXI CAB - NIGHT
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Inch High, I need to tell you
something. Admiral Flanagan isn't
real happy with you right now.
                                                            
                       IHS
Why? Madam Ambassador been
chewing on his ass?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
No, that's not it. He wants us to
contact him as soon as we get
airborne. I'd prefer you
hear it from him.
                                                            
                       IHS
Fine, whatever. Like I said, I
didn't quit my second job.
                                                            
He SLUMPS down in the seat and stares out the window,
thoughts wondering. After awhile he turns to SHEPLEY.
                                                            
                       IHS
Shep, you know, it's not our
fault.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
What's that?
                                                            
                       IHS
It's not your fault you were born
black, and it wasn't your fault
you happened to be a Muslim on
nine eleven.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
I'm not sure I understand.
                                                            
                       IHS
Yes you do, and if you think
solving this case is going to
change the way people think about
you, you're wrong.
                                                            

92.

                       SHEPLEY
And what makes you so sure about
that?
                                                            
                       IHS
We have more in common than you
know.
                                                            
The taxi pulls over in front of the MAIN GATE of the Osan
Air Force Base.
                                                            
                       IHS
Shep, when does the plane leave?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
In about two hours. It's a CIA
plane, just be the two of us, we
don't want to take off till after
midnight, when things are real
quiet. Why?
                                                            
                       IHS
I could use some R and R...feeling
pretty stressed out lately. I
think I'll head across town for
the railroad tracks - been here
before, you know. I'll meet you
at the terminal.
                                                            
INCH HIGH jumps out just as the TAXI comes to a stop and
runs off into the darkness.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Inch High! No! Wait!
                                                            
 
INT. CIA HEADQUARTERS, MEMS LABORATORY - DAY
                                                            
                       LEHRER
Admiral, it appears Lieutenant
Commander Blake was not wrong. We
just received video data from
three of our FLIES.
                                                            
FLY NUMBER FOUR'S POV - video of a FLY-THROUGH view.
                                                            

93.

                       LEHRER (O.C.)
This is FLY number four. Here we
see it entering the coal
processing plant and flying to the
tunnel entrance. Notice the large
open blast doors as it passes by
the guard station and enters the
main corridor of the tunnel
complex. To the left and right are
offices, a research library, and a
large computer lab.
                                                            
Video approaches a large GLASSED-IN area at the far end of
the corridor.
                                                            
                       LEHRER (O.C.)
Here at the end of the main tunnel
we see a Clean Room where workers
sanitize for particle removal
before entering the laboratories.
                                                            
FLY NUMBER NINE POV (Continuous) - follows a worker through
a door into the CLEAN ROOM.
                                                            
                       LEHRER (O.C.)
This is from FLY number nine,
which entered the Clean Room
behind a worker. The tunnel
complex is actually T-shaped, with
wings off to the right and left.
                                                            
Video inside the CLEAN ROOM shows a door and window to the
right with placards - GENETICS LAB - and CELL BIOLOGY. View
through the window shows technicians working.
                                                            
                       LEHRER (O.C.)
To the right is a door leading to
a north-oriented tunnel, which
contains a Biosafety Level Two
Molecular Genetics Lab and a Cell
Biology suite.
                                                            
Video moves left to a door and window with placards -
MICROTECHNOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY LABS. Through the window we
see technicians working and lots of SOPHISTICATED EQUIPMENT.
                                                            

94.

                       LEHRER (O.C.)
To the left is a south-facing
tunnel with a door leading to
Microtechnology and Chemistry
Laboratories. As you can see, it
is full of very sophisticated,
state of the art equipment.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
For what purpose?
                                                            
                       LEHRER
To build nano-devices.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
So they've stolen our technology.
Not sure I see the threat here.
                                                            
                       LEHRER
Admiral, if they are combining
nanotechnology with molecular
genetics, they could be developing
a highly sophisticated gene
altering device.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
My God, - A genetic weapon? What
the hell are they planning!...You
said you had video from three
FLIES - what about the last one?
                                                            
 
EXT. OSAN, KOREA, RED LIGHT DISTRICT - NIGHT
                                                            
INCH HIGH moves quickly along a DARK STREET near the end of
town and crosses the RAILROAD TRACKS.

He stops to look down an ALLEY that is clearly the RED LIGHT
DISTRICT. A Korean POLICE CAR pulls up next to him and one
OFFICER gets out.
                                                            
                       POLICEMAN
      (in perfect
       English)
Excuse me sir, may I see your
identification card?
                                                            

95.

He pulls it out of his WALLET and hands it to him.
                                                            
                       POLICEMAN
Commander Blake, you do know this
area is off limits to American
servicemen?
                                                            
                       IHS
Really? I didn't know that! I
guess I'm lost, maybe you guys
could give me a ride back to the
base?
                                                            
The OFFICER steps to the car and opens the back door. When
INCH HIGH gets in the officer in the front passenger seat
turns around and sticks a GUN in his face.
                                                            
                       POLICEMAN
Lay down, and do not move.
                                                            
The other OFFICER runs around and jumps in the DRIVERS seat,
slams the door shut, INCH HIGH goes for the gun, they
struggle, a SHOT is fired through the roof.

The DRIVER joins in, INCH HIGH sweeps a kick, the gun flies
out the passenger window, INCH HIGH scrambles out the rear
door, goes after it, the passenger-officer jumps on him.

The DRIVER gets out and draws his weapon, SHEPLEY runs in
and picks up the GUN, takes cover and fires at the driver,
they shoot it out while INCH HIGH fights with the other
officer.

Another POLICE CAR comes screeching in, two officer's jump
out and start shooting at SHEPLEY, he yells for them to
stop, they don't.

INCH HIGH is grabbed by his two abductors, handcuffed,
dragged back into the vehicle. The driver shoots at
SHEPLEY, he fires back, hits him in the shoulder, spinning
him to the ground and losing his gun.

The other ABDUCTOR slides into the drivers seat and SPEEDS
off.

The two real policeman work their way to SHEPLEY and force

96.

him to drop the gun. One officer goes to the wounded AGENT
to assist him - surprised to see him popping a CYANIDE
capsule. He jumps on him and forces it out of his mouth.
                                                            
 
INT. CIA HEADQUARTERS, MEMS LABORATORY - DAY
                                                            
                       LEHRER
FLY number two also made it's way
into the Microtechnology Lab, but
something strange happened to it.
                                                            
FLY NUMBER TWO'S POV - video of MICROTECHNOLOGY LAB'S
interior showing all the equipment.

A MAN is standing off in the distance. The FLY keeps getting
closer to him until it makes an evasive maneuver.

We see the man's HAND open the DOOR to a freezer, the FLY
goes inside, SOUND of door slammed shut - screen goes black.

FLANAGAN jumps to his feet, SHUFFLES through some papers on
the console, comes up with a picture of TAKEMURA.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Rewind to that guy's face!
                                                            
Still video close up of TAKEMURA'S face. FLANAGAN holds the
picture up next to it.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
That's Takemura! What's he doing?
                                                            
                       LEHRER
Don't know for sure, Admiral, but
I might have a good guess.
                                                            
 
EXT. NEAR SOUTH KOREAN DMZ - NIGHT
                                                            
A car is SPEEDING down a dirt road in a REMOTE area. Passes
a sign reading "DMZ 1km" in both English and Korean. SKIDS
to a stop.

INCH HIGH is dragged from the back seat by the same
POLICEMAN who abducted him (now in dark civilian clothes).

97.

The car speeds off.

The bound and gagged INCH HIGH is dragged into the bushes to
the opening of a small, hidden TUNNEL. The NORTH KOREAN
AGENT tosses him into a little wheeled CART on narrow
railroad tracks, then jumps in behind and pulls a switch,
they roll down into the tunnel.
                                                            
 
INT. CIA HEADQUARTERS, MEMS LABORATORY - DAY
                                                            
FLANAGAN and LEHRER are huddled close to a video screen
showing the face of TAKEMURA, surrounded by a whitish CLOUD
of fog.
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA
      (in English)
I am guessing you are Americans or
South Koreans and have discovered
this terrible place. But do you
know what they are doing? They
have taken my work and are using
it for an evil purpose. They are
planning to place nanorobots - MY
nanorobots - into every major
water supply in America. Islamic
Terrorists - a group who call
themselves The Assembly - they
believe they have discovered the
DNA of their prophet, Mohammed. It
will end up inside the body of
every woman who becomes pregnant,
these "holy" genes will become a
part of every American baby...They
actually believe this will convert
entire populations to Islam!
Please stop them! Destroy this
place immediately! I
am...so...sorry to be a part of
this. Please... forgive me.
                                                            
The screen goes BLACK.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
How did you get this?
                                                            

98.

                       LEHRER
As I suspected, this Takemura
fellow knows what he's doing. He
probably saw one of our FLIES and
determined it was a mechanical
surveillance device, even figured
out it had a feature to avoid heat
sources. So he basically set up
an ambush and captured it in a
freezer, which put it to sleep for
a while. He then took it out and
sent us this message. The fog you
see is a cooling vapor to keep his
heat signature down. Quite a
brilliant move on his part.
                                                            
 
EXT. NEAR NORTH KOREAN DMZ - NIGHT
                                                            
PAK SONG HO is standing in the dark smoking a cigarette in
front of the TUNNEL on the North Korean side.

SOUND of the small-wheeled carts SCREECHING to a halt. The
AGENT drags INCH HIGH out.

PAK walks over, tosses his cigarette away, and BLOWS SMOKE
into INCH HIGH'S face.
                                                            
                       PAK
      (in Korean)
Welcome back to North Korea.
                                                            
 
INT. CIA HEADQUARTERS, MEMS LABORATORY - DAY
                                                            
FLANAGAN and SHEPLEY are looking at a screen display of the
July 4th MOUNTAINSIDE - the one with the overlaid
CHECKERBOARD of COLORS.

There are FOUR large X MARKS visible at various locations on
the MOUNTAINSIDE.
                                                            

99.

                       FLANAGAN
Guess who called me earlier? The
Madam Ambassador from Seoul. She
now believes everything Inch High
said was true.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Does she know where he is?
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
No. But the captured North Korean
agent who posed as a policeman
confessed to being ordered to
kidnap Inch High. He led
authorities to a hidden tunnel
under the DMZ, but he didn't know
where they took him after that.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
It's my fault Admiral, I had a
chance to rescue him and I blew
it.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Don't blame yourself, Shep, we'll
get him back.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Are we going to attack the
underground laboratory?
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
I've been given the authority to
order it. A strike package is
ready to launch on my command.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
How will the North Korean's react?
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
We don't think they'll be willing
to go to war over this, not for
some foreign terrorists...now that
we know everything.
                                                            

100.

                       SHEPLEY
      (looks at the
       screen display)
It looks like Inch High knew what
he was doing.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
      (points at the x
       marks)
The GPS snapshots he took with the
trinoculars perfectly match the
vulnerability points the
geologists came up with. The B-2
bombers will use these coordinates
to program their GBU-37 bombs,
which can penetrate up to six
meters of concrete. The shock
waves from the high explosive
warheads will crush the interior
tunnels. Without Inch High's exact
aimpoints, we would have been
forced to go nuclear.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
What about Takemura?
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
He seemed to be a man resigned to
his fate.
                                                            
FLANAGAN gets up and paces back and forth. He finally sits
down and reaches for a RED PHONE on the console.
                                                            
 
INT. JULY 7TH UNDERGROUND LABORATORY, NORTH KOREA - DAY
                                                            
MAIN CORRIDOR - CHAOS...technicians running about with with
boxes full of paper reports, floppy disk, CD's, notebook
computers.

SMALL ROOM - inside INCH HIGH is slumped over in a chair,
hands tied behind him, PAK and BAEK are working him over.
PAK's arm is in a sling.

Off to the side we see TAKEMURA also tied to a chair, he has
been severely BEATEN, but is still CONSCIOUS.
                                                            

101.

                       PAK
      (to INCH HIGH)
Your mission has failed. We are
moving Project Khadijah to a safe
place. But you will tell me
everything you know about it, or
you will die. Isn't that right,
Comrade Baek?
                                                            
BAEK moves over to TAKEMURA and holds his PISTOL against his
head.
                                                            
                       PAK
But first I will kill your spy
friend. We discovered how he sent
you information. Tell me what you
and your CIA know about this
place, or Commander Baek will
gladly kill him.
                                                            
                       IHS
He had nothing to do with this!
                                                            
                       PAK
We know he did! And how he sent
you information! Commander Baek,
go ahead and shoot him! He has
failed me anyway!
                                                            
                       IHS
Okay! Stop! I'll tell you what
you want to know!
                                                            
                       PAK
Tell me now! Or he will die!
                                                            
                       IHS
I've been working with the CIA,
and they have an agent who is in
Montreal - he knows about the
meeting of The Assembly.
                                                            

102.

                       PAK
We know that! He tried to spy on
the meeting... Al Rashid suspected
it, but he was murdered. Your CIA
knows nothing about that meeting!
                                                            
                       IHS
I have more I can tell you, we
also know who you are working
with!
                                                            
ZOOM to TAKEMURA's tied hands. He struggles with a single
FINGER to a RING he is wearing. He finally is able to PUSH
on the FACE of the RING.

MICROZOOM to about a dozen NANOROBOTS that look like
TARANTULA's. They immediately SWARM out and begin DEVOURING
the ROPES tieing TAKEMURA's hands.
                                                            
                       PAK
      (to BAEK)
Enough! Shoot him!
                                                            
Sound of a large EXPLOSION that rocks the place. TAKEMURA's
hands are now free and he LUNGES at BAEK, knocking him to
the ground.
                                                            
                       PAK
      (in Korean to Baek)
WE ARE UNDER ATTACK! WE MUST SAVE
ALL IMPORTANT RECORDS! WE NEED
THEM! HURRY!
                                                            
BAEK jumps to his feet and runs to the DOOR with PAK. INCH
HIGH struggles, the chair falls over.

TAKEMURA quickly appears and unties him. INCH HIGH jumps to
his feet..
                                                            
                       IHS
      (in Japanese)
Are you Takemura?
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA
      (in English)
Yes. I am.
                                                            

103.

                       IHS
How the hell did you get out of
the ropes tying you?
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA
It was something I developed for
just this situation. Hurry, you
must follow me.
                                                            
They PUSH and SHOVE down the corridor, against the flow
heading to the main exit.

INCH HIGH displays his MARTIAL ARTS skills and dispatches
two guards who try and stop them.

They enter and run through the MICROTECHNOLOGY LAB to a door
at the far end. TAKEMURA pulls out a KEY and opens it.
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA
Not many know of this. I took one
of these keys a long time ago.
                                                            
They enter a large, dimly lit, extended portion of the
TUNNEL with rough stone walls.

50 meters ahead is thick concrete WALL with a single door
and an armed GUARD who starts SHOOTING at them.

They DIVE behind a wooden crate. Someone runs into the
tunnel behind them and the guard SHOUTS something, INCH HIGH
pops up, throws the knife and hits the GUARD in the chest.

INCH HIGH runs and picks up the Guard's RIFLE, he and
TAKEMURA jump behind the other side of the CRATE, returns
fire against the OTHER ASSAILANT (PAK) until running out of
bullets. He grabs TAKEMURA, they rush past the dead guard,
pull down a stack of pallets behind them and go out the door
in the concrete wall.

PAK rushes forward and starts tossing pallets aside.

On the other side of the wall is a big BULLDOZER. The
driver's cage is double protected with heavy bars and steel
mesh. TAKEMURA points to a pile of large rocks in front of
the dozer.

104.


                                                            
                       TAKEMURA
Emergency exit. (points to dozer)
I don't know how to drive this
thing.
                                                            
                       IHS
I do! Be just like back on the
farm! Jump in!
                                                            
INT ANGLE ON: The dead Gard's body - a small female hand
removes the guard's pistol from it's holster.
                                                            
EXT ANGLE ON - a bomb strikes the barracks adjacent to the
July 7th Plant, it blows up the building and part of the dog
kennel in the rear, the GUARD DOGS spill out.
                                                            
EXT - BACK SIDE OF ESCAPE TUNNEL - NIGHT
                                                            
Sloping pile of ROCKS lying against the hillside. A few
start FALLING from the top, then a few more, even more, the
BULLDOZER comes smashing through and drives off.

PAK finally breaks out and stumbles out behind them. SOUND
of dogs growling off camera. PAK raises his gun to fire at
the dozer. A FEMALE VOICE calls out to him, he spins
around, shocked to see YUNG-LI pointing a pistol at him -
she fires - hits him in the shoulder - he cries out and
falls to his knees just as the guard dogs attack and maul
him to the ground.

Two guards emerge from the tunnel and gun down YUNG-LI from
behind.
                                                            
EXT - VIEW OF B-2 BOMBER ON ATTACK PROFILE - NIGHT
                                                            
INT - COCKPIT OF B-2 BOMBER - NIGHT
                                                            
B-2 PILOT'S POV - the BULLDOZER is being tracked on a small
INFRARED SCREEN.

BOMB CURSER centers on the BULLDOZER, the pilot pulls the
release trigger on the STICK.


105.

A laser-guided BOMB flies in from the bottom of the screen,
the BULLDOZER EXPLODES in a glowing shower of pieces.
                                                            
 
EXT. JULY 7TH COAL PROCESSING PLANT, NORTH KOREA - NIGHT
                                                            
Hill overlooking the July 7th PLANT, it is ABLAZE in the
b.g.

Ground penetrating BOMBS are hitting the MOUNTAINSIDE behind
the plant, sending funnels of DEBRIS into the air.

PAN down to the f.g., TAKEMURA is huddled over the MAGPIE
transmitter, taken down from her tree. He has removed her
head and is fiddling with some internal WIRES.

INCH HIGH is on his hands and knees searching through some
nearby BUSHES.
                                                            
                       IHS
      (finds his "lost"
       GPS receiver)
Got it! And it still works!..Hurry
up Professor! That thing is going
to self destruct any second now!
                                                            
                       TAKEMURA
There, that should do it..I think.
                                                            
INCH HIGH grabs two loose wires inside the MAGPIE and
randomly sparks them together for about 15 seconds.
                                                            
                       IHS
I sure as hell hope this works.
                                                            
He pulls up the GPS and starts punching the keypad.
                                                            
                       IHS
C'mon, lets go, we've got to make
our way up the coastline.
                                                            
They get TWO STEPS away when the Magpie SELF DESTRUCTS in a
smoldering flame.
                                                            
 

106.

INT. CIA HEADQUARTERS, MEMS LABORATORY - DAY
                                                            
FLANAGAN and SHEPLEY are watching a video replay of the
BULLDOZER getting blown up.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
You think Inch High was there
somewhere?
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
I don't know, Shep.
                                                            
DR LEHRER comes rushing over.
                                                            
                       LEHRER
Admiral, come quick! I think
we've got something!
                                                            
He leads them to a computer terminal with a TECHNICIAN ,the
screen shows an AUDIO RECORD with squiggly lines.
                                                            
                       LEHRER
Play the audio.
                                                            
SOUND of BEEPS in different, varying tones.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
What is it?
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
It's Morse Code, Shep.
                                                            
                       LEHRER
Yes sir, it is. But it sure took
our young technician here a while
to figure that out. It came from
the magpie transmitter.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
What does it say?
                                                            
The TECHNICIAN switches screens to the TEXTUAL MESSAGE.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
      (reads out loud)
"I - H - S...four one north...one
three zero east" ... The Inch High
            (MORE)

107.

                       FLANAGAN (cont'd)
Spy has given us coordinates! Good
job Inch! Don't worry, we're
coming to get you!
                                                            
 
EXT. LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR, MARYLAND - DAY
                                                            
PARKING LOT - INCH HIGH and SHEPLEY have their SUVs parked
next to each other in the vacant parking lot. The back
hatches are open, they are gathering up their FISHING GEAR.
                                                            
                       IHS
So, this is the reservoir your
boys like so much? Too bad they
couldn't be here. Hey, this
afternoon I'm heading over to
Arlington National Cemetery for a
Pearl Harbor Day memorial, you and
the boys like to come along?
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Yeah, I think they'd like that.
So, I bet Takemura was glad to get
back to Japan.
                                                            
                       IHS
He sure was. We were both real
happy when those SEALS showed up
on the beach to pick us up.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
I hope we catch some fish today.
This part of the reservoir doesn't
usually freeze till January or
February, and the weather's been
unusually warm lately. It's
always been a good spot.
                                                            
                       IHS
I think I'll use my fly rod, maybe
put a streamer on, I need the
practice.
                                                            
They both look up as a small white SEDAN pulls in and parks
on the opposite side of the lot.
                                                            

108.

                       SHEPLEY
I better get down there and
reserve my favorite spot, looks
like we've got some competition.
                                                            
SHEPLEY grabs his rod and picks up his BAIT BUCKET, but
leaves his TACKLE BOX sitting on the ground.
                                                            
INCH HIGH fumbles around with his fishing gear. He puts on
his vest and grabs the storage tube for his three piece FLY
ROD.

He starts taking out the TIP PIECE when a FOOT suddenly
smacks against the side of his head. He hits the ground
hard, dazed.

A FIGURE looms over him. It is MAJOR BAEK.
                                                            
                       BAEK
      (in English)
Remember me? You have cost us
much, little man. I volunteered
for this mission to save the life
of my family...and to finally kill
you.
                                                            
BAEK pulls back to deliver a killing BLOW to his head.

INCH HIGH reaches out and grabs the TIP PIECE piece of his
fly rod lying on the ground and WHIPS it across BAEK'S face.


BAEK winces in pain and hits the ground. INCH HIGH pulls
himself together and gets up, so does BAEK.

They begin to engage in a very intense MARTIAL ARTS fight.
INCH HIGH tries as hard as he can, no match for BAEK, takes
a hard blow and hits the ground, FINISHED.
                                                            
                       IHS
      (looks up at Baek)
Mujok-do.
                                                            
                       BAEK
Yes, the deadly martial arts of
the Korean special forces. Your
childish form of Tae Kwon Do is no
            (MORE)

109.

                       BAEK (cont'd)
match for me.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
      (calls out)
Inch High! I forgot my tackle
box! Can you grab it for me?
                                                            
SHEPLEY is walking back from the reservoir. Cannot see INCH
HIGH on the ground or BAEK on top of him - view is BLOCKED
by the vehicles.

BAEK puts his hand over INCH HIGH'S mouth.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Where are you?
                                                            
SHEPLEY walks between the vehicles. BAEK jumps up and
delivers a sweeping KICK to the back of his head, SHEPLEY
tumbles forward, reaches inside his VEST for his GUN.

BAEK delivers another KICK to the face, SHEPLEY partially
deflects it, lunges at BAEK, gets a good hold, manages a few
punches.

BAEK squirms free and makes short order of putting SHEPLEY'S
lights out.

INCH HIGH tries to get up but falls back down. BAEK walks
over and picks up a silver coffee THERMOS and heads for the
RESERVOIR.

INCH HIGH crawls over to SHEPLEY, reaches out and grabs his
fishing VEST to pull closer, sees the PISTOL in a shoulder
holster.
                                                            
He removes the GUN, lays it over SHEPLEY'S body as a rest,
wipes some blood from his eyes, takes AIM, fires - misses.

BAEK is now running and opening the thermos. INCH HIGH fires
again and hits him in the LEG - he falls forward.

A greenish LIQUID from the THERMOS begins to slowly spill
out right at the waters edge, disperses out into the water.


110.

BAEK pulls himself up and turns around. INCH HIGH takes aim
again and fires. The bullet strikes him in the THROAT and
he falls dead.

INCH HIGH rolls over and passes out.
                                                            
PARKING LOT - a hub of activity - police cars/policemen,
firetrucks/firemen, white panel trucks/technicians in lab
coats

PAN TO - INCH HIGH lying in a raised position on a STRETCHER
behind an ambulance, a PARAMEDIC attends his wounds. He
looks over at SHEPLEY, also on a STRETCHER, now fully awake.

FLANAGAN approaches.
                                                            
                       IHS
      (to Flanagan)
What's going on?
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
Well, you killed Baek, but not
before he was able to release the
microrobots into the reservoir.
However, not all of them spilled
out of the thermos. Dr Lehrer
retrieved a couple and got a
complete readout of their
signature.
                                                            
ANGLE ON - DR LEHRER at a computer console placed outside
one of the panel trucks.

CGI DR LEHRER'S POV - killer MARINE robots are attacking and
destroying the GENOMEBOTS, and MICROFACTORIES.
                                                            
                       FLANAGAN
      (O.C.)
He made a few modifications to his
MARINE microrobots. They are
cleaning up the problem as we
speak.
                                                            
                       IHS
      (to Shepley)
Hi Shep, how ya' doin'?
                                                            

111.

                       SHEPLEY
Fine Inch, how about you?
                                                            
                       IHS
Doin' okay. Thanks for coming to
my rescue...again. Glad you
decided to keep carrying your gun.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Well, something told me this might
not be over yet. But I think we
have you to thank.
                                                            
The MEDICS pick up INCH HIGH, and start to LOAD him into the
back of the ambulance.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Inch High, remember that day back
at CIA when you were leaving for
Korea - in the parking lot when
Malvina showed up? You wanted to
tell me something - what was it?
                                                            
INCH HIGH manages to RAISE his head.
                                                            
                       IHS
Just wanted to tell you Shep, that
I think you are A Great American.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Thanks...that means alot to me.
                                                            
The MEDICS begin to load INCH HIGH and SHEPLEY into separate
ambulances.
                                                            
                       SHEPLEY
Hey Inch, when you get back on
your feet I really wish you would
give Malvina a call.
                                                            
                       IHS
I will Shep, it's just what I was
thinking.
                                                            
CONTINUOUS ZOOM OUT from the parking lot to a complete
overhead view of the RESERVOIR.

112.


ZOOM down to a PARKING AREA at the OPPOSITE side of the
RESERVOIR. A POLICE OFFICER is talking to a HUSBAND and
WIFE by their vehicle. The MOTHER calls out to her LITTLE
BOY by the shoreline where he has just scooped up a TADPOLE
in a jar. She tells him to come to the car immediately as
they are evacuating the lake.

The LITTLE BOY gets in the CAR. CONTINUOUS MICRO-ZOOM to
the inside of the JAR, where we see a single tiny GENOMEBOT
beginning to replicate itself.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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