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Fallen Apple
by David Harris (shadow_d2003@hotmail.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Drama   User Review: **1/2
Looking down on us, God is appalled at the sins we are commiting, so hes having a One on One chat with some of us...


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FALLEN APPLE

INT. BLACK SCREEN - NIGHT
                                                            
                       VOICE (VO)
Take a bite of the poisoned apple,
make your fears come to life,
just one bite to release your
demons,
slice your soul with a rusty
knife,

walk into the placentacal garden,
touch the bark as you caress the
tree,
grope the citrus ligament,
pull at the fruit, set the demon
free,

umbilical tear,
the skeletal branch shed of its
fruit,
smile as you bite into the crop,
desperate swallow of the given
loot,

word of devil whisper sweet
nothings,
an orchestra of temptation seep in
ears,
the slithering serpent spikes
every thought,
forget what he said, forget your
fears,

forged from mud, soil and dirt,
treated as gods like they believe
they deserve,
the infection called mankind shows
its face,
spreading from Eden out onto this
earth.
                                                            
 
INT. BAR - NIGHT
                                                            
BAR, TWO MEN ARE SITTING AT A BAR. ADAM COMES OVER.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Alrite Fellas!
                                                            

2.

                       FRIEND 1
Heeey…Adam boy! It’s the fucking
weeeekend!!!
                                                            
                       FRIEND 2
Fucking hell, lets get fucked, get
a girl fucked and fuck the world
up!!!
                                                            
                       ADAM
Woah, cool it lads, (takes a swig
of a bottle) Ritey now, lets get
fucked!!!
                                                            
 
INT. DANCE FLOOR - NIGHT
                                                            
CLUBBING MONTAGE. SHOTS OF THEM AT A CLUB. DANCING DRINKING.
TAKING DRUGS. BEING DISRESPECTFUL TO WOMAN.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE CLUB/RIVERBANK - NIGHT
                                                            
LEAVES CLUB WITH TWO MATES. STAGGERING ALONG RIVERBANK. THE
THREE LADS ARE PLAY FIGHTING. ADAM GETS PUSHED IN
                                                            
 
EXT. EMPTY BEACH - DAY
                                                            
WAKES UP, FACE IN WATER. GETS UP. LYING FACE DOWN ON EMPTY
BEACH. COMPLETELY ALONE.

HE LOOKS AROUND, CONFUSED, DAZED.
                                                            
                       ADAM (Coughing and Spluttering)
Hello? Wha’da Fuck? Hello??
                                                            
TRIES TO STAND, WEAK AND STUMBLING
                                                            
                       ADAM
Huh? Where the fuck? (shouts)
HELLO??
                                                            
WALKS AROUND BEACH, THEN WALKS OVER DUNES AND DOWN INTO THE
TOWN. JUST AS DESERTED AND EMPTY.
                                                            
                       ADAM (Shouting)
Helllllooo??
                                                            
WALKS PAST SHOPS, LOOKING INTO THEM. THEY ARE ALL LOCKED UP,
CLOSED AND QUIET.
                                                            

3.

                       ADAM (Shouting)
Anyone? Can anyone hear me???
                                                            
SITTING ON A SEAT, SLOWLY POURING THE SAND OUT OF HIS SHOES.
STARING AT THE GROUND. LOOKS UP, THEN SIGHS AND LOOKS DOWN,
PUTTING HIS SHOES BACK ON.

STANDS UP. IN THE DISTANCE HE SEES WHAT HE THINKS IS A
FIGURE.
                                                            
                       ADAM (Shouting)
Hey Mate! You over there. Hey You!
                                                            
STARTS TO WALK TOWARDS IT, TURNS INTO A SLOW JOG/RUN.
                                                            
                       ADAM (Breathless)
Ca...Can you help me?
                                                            
                       MAN
No
                                                            
                       ADAM
What? Why not? Wha…What’s going on
here?
                                                            
                       MAN
You don’t know do you
                                                            
                       ADAM
Do I look like I know?
                                                            
                       MAN
I wasn't asking you, it was merely
a rhetorical question.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Come on man
                                                            
                       ADAM
Blank look, expressionless,
doesn’t answer
                                                            
                       ADAM
Hello?? Answer me? (waving hands
in front of MAN’s face)
                                                            
                       MAN
Lets walk
                                                            
THEY START TO WALK ALONG THE ROAD. BACK IN THE DIRECTION OF
THE BEACH.
                                                            

4.

                       ADAM
Finally, something positives
happening. Who are you then?
                                                            
                       MAN
You know
                                                            
                       ADAM
I Know? I wouldn’t be wasting my
fucking breath if I knew who
the hell you was now would I?
Bloody Hell mate! What’s going on?
I mean, have I gone fucking mad or
something? One Minute I’m off my
head at some club, the next I’m
walking down some deserted fucking
beach! Just tell me who you are?
                                                            
                       MAN
Like I said Adam, You Know
                                                            
                       ADAM (Stunned)
Woah, woah, woah, hold up a minute
mate. How’d the fuck you know my
name? Am I on TV or something,
some fucked up reality show?
(Looking around for cameras,
waving and Shouting) HELLO? HELLO
ALL YOU FUCKERS WATCHING ME? HELLO
MUM, HELLO FANS.
                                                            
                       MAN
(Chuckles to himself)
                                                            
                       ADAM
What you laughing at mate? Is this
funny to you or something? What do
I win? Where’s the cameras? HELLO
DAVINA! I’m gonna kill the twats
who set me up. So seriously…What’s
going on??
                                                            
THEY REACH A BENCH, THE MAN STOPS. GESTURES AND SAYS:
                                                            
                       MAN
Sit with me.
                                                            
THEY SIT
                                                            
                       ADAM (Sighs)
You wanna start talking to me now?
                                                            

5.

                       MAN
We go back a long way Adam. Back
to when you was just an apple in
your mothers eye. A seed. And now
look at you, all grown up, a
rotting apple.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Apples? Why the hell are you
talking about apples? Just tell me
some answers
                                                            
                       MAN
This is the only answer you need
Adam. Everything that has passed
between those little ears has been
worthless up till now. So just
calm down, relax and you know,
listen for once.
                                                            
                       ADAM
You don’t know me, you can’t say
shit like that to me.
                                                            
ADAM STANDS UP DEFIANTLEY. USHERED TO SIT DOWN AGAIN BY MAN.

HE DOES.
                                                            
                       MAN
Adam. Don’t start now, you said
you wanted answers, now just
listen to me. OK? Life…life is an
apple tree.
                                                            
MAN PRODUCES AN APPLE OUT OF NOWHERE. USES IT TO DEMONSTRATE
HIS SPEECH.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Well Mr…whatever your name is…what
about when my mother used to speak
to me, you saying all that’s
worthless??
                                                            
                       MAN (SIGHS, SHAKES HEAD)
Adam, have you quite finished yet?
Right, good. You are born, on the
branch and you have options. You
decided to fall from grace, fall
from your mother’s teet like
branch, crash onto the muddy
polluted soil, lying there
rotting. Sucking all the shit up
off the floor. Till you are
            (MORE)

6.

                       MAN (cont'd)
nothing but a mouldy carcass
making the ground look dirty. Your
choice of course Adam. You made
it. Of course if you had any sense
and had taken a minute to look at
your options instead of jumping on
the bandwagon with your so called
buddies, you would have looked at
the world and seen what every
other sane person was doing. They
decided to stay on the tree,
drinking the pure nectar from the
roots of its carer. Growing into
big, ripe juicy apples, ready to
be picked and start a productive
and worthwhile life ahead.
Harvested and rewarded for their
quality. Now Adam, you probably
wont understand this, in fact you
probably think I’m off my rocker…
                                                            
                       ADAM
That damn true. But I don’t care
anymore, your weird speech is just
one of a thousand fucked up things
that’s freaking me out now.
                                                            
                       MAN
…Look, if you listen carefully
Adam, ok ok, let me speak to you
on your level. What are you Adam?
What have you done to yourself?
What a piece of shit your life has
turned out to be. And that’s all
your fault. Of course you helped
it fuck up by taking all them
awful hypnotic drugs. Why Adam.
After everything you had on offer?
You had the world at your calling,
and look what you did, chewed up
all the hopes and turned them into
your fears.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Right, hold it there mate, why the
fuck do you think you can judge
me? I’ve never met you before, you
don’t know me. You don’t know who
I am, what I’ve lived through?
What makes you so damn right to
stand there and analyse me?
                                                            

7.

                       MAN
I told you already Adam, I know
you more than you know I do. From
when you was very young I’ve known
you, from your first breaths in
this world I thought, that’s him.
He’s going to be true.
                                                            
                       ADAM
What? You my doctor when mum gave
birth to me or something? What you
on about breaths?
                                                            
                       MAN
You could say I’m your doctor
Adam. But enough about me, we are
here because something’s gone
wrong for you. You wouldn’t be
here, in this place, if something
hadn’t had seriously malfunctioned
in your life. Now I’m here to talk
you through it all, tell you what
you are doing wrong.
                                                            
                       ADAM
So what, you gonna tell me what I
can and cant do now? This shit
just gets more fucked every
minute? How many Pills did I pop?
This is some weird trip.
                                                            
                       MAN
Bingo. You hit the nail on the
head. You could say your on a
trip. And you could say the drugs
are involved, but not in the same
way you are thinking. Just take a
minute to realise how much damage
you are doing to your body with
your lifestyle. Why put yourself
through all this? You may not want
t o know, but I predicted you
becoming a Pilot. A well paid
Air-Pilot, living the life of
luxury. And before you laugh Adam,
Yes you could have been one. It
was your destiny. But no, as usual
my old nemesis ‘temptation’ came
into play and tore apart your
future, leaving you with the
brittle and twisted remains of
your potential. Another star
extinguisehed.
                                                            

8.

                       ADAM
What’s all this Star bullshit? You
sound like you at home in the
stars, you fucking spaceman. Lost
your flying saucer to go home ET?
Pilot? Fucking Pilot? I haven’t
wanted to be a pilot since I was a
bloody school kid. Talking about
drugs, drugs aint done me no harm,
the only bad affect drug taking
has ever had, is on you. Looks
like you have seriously fucked
your head up on them. You’re a
fucking nutter, what asylum did
you escape from? Here you are some
old stranger, telling ME how to
run MY life! Takes the fucking
piss really…since when have you
been my life guru? Never, I don’t
need one. I’m in charge of my
life, my future, my fucking
destiny so don’t give me any of
that bullshit. If I want to spend
500 quid on a good weekend,
getting pissed, getting high on
shit I can. Who’s to stop me? If
Drugs are so bad, why did God put
them on his golden green Earth?
Hey Mr, answer me that question.
And whilst you’re at it, you can
tell me where the fuck I am, and
how I get the fuck home??
                                                            
                       MAN
Ok, I’ll walk you to the bus stop
Adam. On one condition, you take
on board what ive said.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Yeah yeah Whatever, Home James…
                                                            
THEY STAND UP & START TO WALK OFF DOWN ROAD
                                                            
                       MAN
God never put drugs on this world
Adam, if you must know, it was the
weakness of Man that allowed drugs
to take influence. And you’ve
every right to be angry and
confused, you’ve woken up in a
strange place, and being bombarded
by a crank like me.
                                                            

9.

                       ADAM
Now you are talking sense old man.
                                                            
                       MAN
This place we are in at the
moment, it isn’t a real place.
                                                            
                       ADAM
What? Oh here we go again with
your weirdo bullshit.
                                                            
                       MAN
No I’m serious Adam. Like I began
to say earlier, your dangerous and
unproductive lifestyle and
continued dalliance with the
darker side of life, raised
concerns with me. Now I’ve decided
to personally speak to people like
yourself and try and get them to
change their ways, let them know
what damage they are doing, just
how pointless their chosen life
style is. Life’s to short to throw
it away on petty things like
drugs. There’s a whole beautiful
world out there and you choose not
to be a part of it. This town,
this road, everything you see
around you is just a familiarity
setting, so you feel at ease here.
Now I’ve had this little chat with
you, I feel its time you returned
to your real world.
                                                            
                       ADAM
What the fuck are you on mate??
You have seriously entered the
Guinness book of world records for
being the most fucked up geeza
ever. Haven’t you got a home to go
to? Or are you some lamo homeless
man trying to amuse himself for
the day and scam some money from
me. You better be taking me to the
bus stop?
                                                            
                       MAN
Oh dear Adam, looks like I cant
help you after all. Well I tried
my best, bus stop, ahh right here.
                                                            
BUSTOP APPEARS OUT OF NOWHERE ON CUE
                                                            

10.

                       ADAM
Right…well you can go home little
hobo, go annoy some old granny
tourists or something.
                                                            
                       MAN
Just take care Adam, try and learn
from your mistakes, just don’t
delve deeper into despair.
                                                            
                       ADAM
For gods sake man, shut up & go
away, you aint my dad!!
                                                            
                       MAN
I’m everyone’s father Adam,
everyone’s.
                                                            
MAN DISAPPEARS, LEAVING ADAM STANDING ON HIS OWN. ADAM,
LOOKS AND SEES HES GONE, VANISHED. CAMERA ZOOMS IN ON ADAMS
FACE AND THEN ZOOMS OUT TO REVEAL HIM LYING FACE UP ON HIS
BACK ON THE RIVERBANK HIS MATES PUSHED HIM INTO. A PARAMEDIC
IS NEXT TO HIM. ADAM IS GASPING/SPLUTTERING FOR BREATH.
                                                            
 
EXT. RIVERBANK - NIGHT
                                                            
                       PARAMEDIC (SHOUTING)
Oh my God, He’s Alive, He’s Alive!
Ok, stay with me Adam, you were
technically dead there for the
last 5 minutes, you shouldn’t be
alive! Thank god you are, somebody
up there must like you today! It’s
a Fucking miracle!
                                                            
FADE OUT, HEARING ADAMS HEAVY BREATHING. .
                                                            
 
INT. BLACK SCREEN - NIGHT
                                                            
                       VOICE (VO)
Redemption in a man saved
Recovering from all the dark cards
he's played
For when you've lost and all seems
over
Think of your mistakes, those
times you weren't sober
The pain and anguish was all self
inflicted
The savage poison had become
addicted
The final curtain is here, so take
            (MORE)

11.

                       VOICE (cont'd)
your last bow
You wasted your precious life, Oh
you realise that now?
So its to late, or is it?
You can be saved and lifted out of
your pit
So give up your addiction; don't
be like that no more
You've a second chance...


Time for an encore.
                                                            


THE END


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From Glenn Date 7/30/2005 **
Good concept, But the swearing at the start was unnecassary, and the dialogue in some areas as way to long. u have to keep the audeinces attention.

From Lance Date 7/20/2005 ****
The ideas alone deserve a 4. I agree that more action is needed and less dialogue. It seems to me that through the dialogue God explains himself gradually. I wonder if it may not be stronger for him to be immediately blunt and at the same time immediately caring instead of such explanation.

From Greg Thompson Date 6/25/2005 *
This reads more like a play, especially with all the dialogue. If this IS a screenplay, the it definitely needs more action. A "talking" picture isn't for me. Sure it makes you think a little bit, but it's more suited for the theatre. Check you punctuation and grammer and de-capitalize your exposition.


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