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Shades of Grey
by Spencer LoSchiavo (behereyes@hotmail.com)

Rated: PG   Genre: Comedy   User Review: ***
To win the affections of a girl, a super villain becomes a super hero.


This screenplay is copyrighted to its author. All rights reserved. This screenplay may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the author.



SHADES OF GREY

FADE IN:

EXT. THE CITY OF COROPOLIS - DAY
                                                            
The sun lights the city behind tall skyscrapers. The city
resembles New York, but has a classic timeless feel to it.
                                                            
 
INT. COROPOLIS CITY BANK - DAY
                                                            
All is quiet in the bank as people peacefully make
transactions.
                                                            
                       TELLER
Okay so you want that deposited
into your--
                                                            
The Teller stops cold in her sentence and screams at the top
of her lungs. A tall man dressed in a dark costume and mask
decorated by lightning bolts hovers in the air playing with
electric bolts that circle his hands. He laughs eerily. He
is Adam Grey, also known as Shockforce.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Shocked to see me?
                                                            
Chaos erupts in the bank as Shockforce zooms to the vault.
He cracks his knuckles and emits electricity from his hands.
The electric force pulls the vault door off. Just before
the door hits the ground he pushes a bystander out of the
way of getting crushed. The bystander falls down but is
okay. Shockforce walks into the vault and grabs a bag of
money. Suddenly, a boom and a stranger's voice is heard in
the background.
                                                            
                       BYSTANDER
It's Speed!
                                                            
Adam turns his head to see Speed, the city's Superhero with
the power of high velocity and strength. Adam's face turns
to an angry scowl.
                                                            

2.

                       SPEED
Stop right there Shockforce! You
don't want this to get ugly!
                                                            
                       ADAM
Or do I?
                                                            
Adam sends a bolt of lightning towards Speed. Speed dodges
it and jumps toward Adam. Adam uses his lightning to zap
Speed and send him flying. Speed quickly gets up. Adam
grabs a young woman and holds her hostage.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Be careful! You don't want anyone
to get hurt now, do you?
                                                            
                       YOUNG HOSTAGE
      (Screaming)
Please don't hurt me!
                                                            
                       ADAM
      (Whispering)
Don't worry this gets him
everytime.
                                                            
                       SPEED
Okay, just take it easy!
                                                            
Adam takes a bag of money, lets go of the hostage, and
starts to run. Speed, while running at light speed runs
toward Adam and knocks him over spilling the money. Adam
stands up and gives Speed a bolt of lightning to the chest.
Speed is knocked down. Adam quickly grabs the money and
heads for the door. Speed throws an abrupt punch at the
villain and grabs his bag of money as he falls. Adam gets
back up as Speed throws the bag in the air. Before Adam can
get a chance to jump up and get the bag Speed throws him ten
lightning fast punches to the chest and one more hard punch
which sends Adam flying. He lands on the ground and escapes
by punching a hole in the wall. He disappears in a flash of
lightning.
                                                            
                       SPEED
Justice is quick.
                                                            

3.

Everyone around Speed cheers. Speed smiles and waves. The
young woman that Shockforce held hostage comes up to Speed
and kisses him on the cheek to thank him.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE THE BANK - DAY
                                                            
Speed is being interviewed by the press.
                                                            
                       SPEED
Yes...well...I don't want to brag
but I had the whole thing planned.
I knew he would grab that
hostage, but he's got a soft spot
for the innocent.
                                                            
                       REPORTER
Mr. Speed, what is your secret?
                                                            
                       SPEED
Well, if I told you now it
wouldn't be a secret, would it?
                                                            
The butt kissing reporters laugh.
                                                            
                       REPORTER
I hear your new line of cologne is
coming out. Care to comment?
                                                            
                       SPEED
Yes I call it..."Scent of Speed"
You don't have to be a hero...to
smell like one. No further
questions.
                                                            
Speed dashes off into the distance as the reporters watch.
                                                            
 

4.

INT. SHOCKFORCE'S FORTRESS - NIGHT
                                                            
From the outside, Shockforce's Fortress looks like a dark
and sinister place, but on the inside it's a nice and cozy
bachelor pad. Brute; a big villain with more muscle than
brain, The Magician; a super villain with a cape and top
hat, the Plague; a nightmarish figure with a cloak and an
insect-like mask, and Shockforce are all watching the
interview with Speed at this moment.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Turn it off.
                                                            
At this moment Shockforce is maskless. We realize that he
is just a normal guy. He slumps over in a chair at a table.
The Magician runs to comfort him.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
Hey man, it's happened to all of
us.
                                                            
                       ADAM
But I had the money in my hand
this time. (beat) Maybe I'm just
not the villain I used to be.
                                                            
                       BRUTE
You're the best villain, Adam!
                                                            
He puts a huge hand on Adam's shoulder, hurting him. Adam
winces in pain.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Thanks Brute.
                                                            
Brute and the Magician both look at The Plague with the look
of death, as if to say, "Say something!"
                                                            
                       PLAGUE
Oh..uh..Do not worry about it.
                                                            
The Magician and Brute both sit down. The Magician pulls
out a deck of cards and some poker chips from his hat.
                                                            

5.

                       MAGICIAN
So let's do what we came here to
do: play some poker!
                                                            
                       ADAM
All right. Hold 'em?
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
Sure.
                                                            
The Plague now sits down for the poker game.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
      (To The Plague)
You want to deal?
                                                            
The Plague nods and grabs the deck of cards. He deals two
to every player.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
So, Shockforce...That girl you
held hostage today was pretty
cute.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Oh yeah. I'll be sure to get her
number next time I see her. "Hey
remember me! I held you hostage
once and I was just wondering..."
                                                            
The guys laugh. Adam throws down his cards.
                                                            
                       ADAM
I'm out.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
Everybody else in?
                                                            
The villains place their chips in the middle of the table.
                                                            
                       ADAM
I'm not too worried about that
girl though. She'll just be
another girl to Speed.
                                                            

6.

                       MAGICIAN
      (Analyzing his
       cards)
Yeah...Mr. Hero. Always does the
right thing (beat) as long as it
gets him women and lots of
celebrity endorsements.
                                                            
The Plague throws down his cards.
                                                            
                       PLAGUE
I'm out.
                                                            
The Magician deals out cards from the deck and places them
on the table.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Hey...when's the last time any of
you guys had a girl over your
place?
                                                            
The Villains laugh.
                                                            
                       ADAM
What? That's a serious question.
                                                            
                       BRUTE
Not since Brute was very young.
Before Brute was super villain.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
We're villains. We'll never get
the girl. It's just a rule man.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Well, why does it have to be a
rule?
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
I came to that realization when I
first became a villain. We're
just scary, man.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Well, I am the youngest of us. I
think I could still get a girl.
                                                            

7.

                       MAGICIAN
      (Laughing)
Oh! Okay.
                                                            
                       ADAM
No Really!
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
As Adam Grey or as Shockforce?
                                                            
                       ADAM
Both.
                                                            
The Magician puts his cards down.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
You ready? Full House baby!
                                                            
                       BRUTE
Grrr! Brute only have two pair!
You use trick cards!
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
Hey! How dare you accuse me of
cheating! I'm nothing but honest.
                                                            
He points his wand to the cards and the chips as both
magically come to him. Brute pounds the table in anger.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Be Careful. It's not wise to
upset a Wookiee.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
All right, I'll tell you what,
Adam. I will give you all of my
winnings tonight if you can go out
tomorrow as Adam Grey OR
Shockforce and get just one REAL
girl's phone number.
                                                            
                       ADAM
You're on!
                                                            
Adam and the Magician shake hands.
                                                            

8.

                       MAGICIAN
Brute? The Plague? You guys are
both witnesses here.
                                                            
                       PLAGUE
What if he does not get a girl's
phone number?
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
Well then guess what, Mr. Grey?
You have to clean my evil lair!
And you have to buy the drinks
next poker night!
                                                            
                       ADAM
      (laughing)
All right. No problem!
                                                            
 
EXT. THE CITY STREETS - DAY
                                                            
Adam Grey is walking the streets in normal clothing. He
stops to look at his reflection in the mirror to fix his
hair, which is quite disheveled. He then turns and starts
walking.
                                                            
                       ADAM
All right. All I gotta do is get
a phone number, right? How hard
can it be?
                                                            
He walks down the street further, past all the stores. He
walks by several women. He looks at a rich woman in a fur
coat. She is walking her little poodle. Adam shakes his
head. He passes an attractive girl on the road. He sees
her look at him. He smiles and starts walking toward her.
Just then a big, buff guy comes and puts his arm around her.
Adam frowns and continues walking. He walks into a coffee
shop.
                                                            
 
INT. JANE'S COFFEE SHOP - DAY
                                                            
Adam walks in and looks around at all the girls. He walks
up to the front counter.
                                                            

9.

                       ADAM
Hi, can I have a hot chocolate?
                                                            
The female server looks at him strangely.
                                                            
                       SERVER
Hot chocolate? We only have
coffee. You know, like Mocha,
Frocha, Choka, Locha, Tocha,
Cappaccino, Frappaccino,
Crappaccino, Al Pacino,
Whackaccino. Latte, Fratte-
                                                            
                       ADAM
Okay! Nevermind.
                                                            
Adam walks to a table and sits down. He looks around for
girls to ask out. Unfortunately, all he sees are girls with
their boyfriends and old ladies reading books. Suddenly, a
beautiful girl walks in, alone. She has dark brown hair and
green eyes covered by black rimmed glasses. She is carrying
several science books in her arms. She sits down at the
nearest table and starts to read. He studies her beautiful
features. One of her books reads "Property of Alice" on the
front.
                                                            
                       ADAM (V.O)
All right, this is..too good to be
true. A beautiful girl that likes
science books. She seems perfect.
What are you waiting for! Go
talk to her now!
                                                            
Adam suddenly finds himself sprouting up by himself and
walking towards the girl. He walks over to her nervously.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Hi, I'm Adam.
                                                            
She looks at him strangely.
                                                            
                       ALICE
Hi, I'm Alice. Can I help you?
                                                            

10.

                       ADAM
Well, I just um..I just saw that
you...that you liked science and
um..I like science too. It's
um..one of my things, you know?
                                                            
                       ALICE
Uh..yeah.
                                                            
                       ADAM
So...what are you doing here?
                                                            
                       ALICE
Reading.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Oh, I like reading...too.
                                                            
                       ALICE
Well, I should probably get back
to this. Nice meeting you and
everything.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Yeah, likewise! I'll leave you
alone then.
                                                            
Adam winces. He leaves the coffee shop.
                                                            
 
INT. THE CITY STREETS - DAY
                                                            
Adam walks out into the streets. He starts talking to
himself.
                                                            
                       ADAM
I like science too? It's one of
my things? Ugh, what was I
thinking? Oh crap! I didn't get
her number.
                                                            
Adam runs back to the coffee shop and looks inside. He sees
that Alice no longer occupies the seat that she was in. She
is nowhere to be found.
                                                            

11.

                       ADAM
      (Sighs)
All right. So she didn't like
Adam. Maybe she likes Shockforce.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE PARK - NIGHT
                                                            
Alice walks home from her job holding her books with a death
grip. Adam(as Shockforce) hides behind a park bench ready to
come out. He lets out a sigh. He points to her. As she
walks, the streetlamps behind her start to go out. She looks
behind her cautiously, and continues to walk faster. Each
light starts to go out behind her. She starts running.
Shockforce pops out of nowhere. He is floating with
lightning surrounding him. Alice screams and drops her
books. She takes out a can of mace and sprays him in the
eyes. His electricity starts to go hay-wire as he falls to
the ground. She runs. As soon as he recovers, he opens his
eyes to see her books on the ground. They have "Property of
Alice" written on them.
                                                            
 
INT. SHOCKFORCE'S FORTRESS - NIGHT
                                                            
The Plague, Brute, and the Magician are all laughing at
Shockforce. Shockforce is suffering heartbreak.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
      (Still laughing)
Oh man! She sprayed you! The
mighty Shockforce's only weakness:
Mace!
                                                            
                       ADAM
Thanks guys.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
I'm sorry dude, but that's funny.
Okay! Okay! You've suffered
enough. You don't have to clean
my lair. Don't worry about the
drinks either.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Yeah yeah.
                                                            

12.

                       BRUTE
Brute say don't worry.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
Like I said, Adam, we're super
villains. It's just not in the
cards.
                                                            
                       ADAM
She just seemed so perfect.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
They all do. Then, they're
spraying you with pepper spray and
slapping restraining orders on
you.
                                                            
                       PLAGUE
Or calling Super heroes on you.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Maybe you guys are right.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
Of course we are.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE SHOCKFORCE'S FORTRESS - NIGHT
                                                            
Adam walks the villains to the door.
                                                            
                       ADAM
I'll see you guys.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
See you.
                                                            
                       BRUTE
Bye bye.
                                                            
                       PLAGUE
Later.
                                                            
 

13.

INT. SHOCKFORCE'S FORTRESS - NIGHT
                                                            
Adam is looking through Alice's books. He nods his head.
Suddenly, he stumbles across a magazine of "People". The
cover says "Super Heroes and the Women who Love Them". He
sits up in intrigue. He opens up to the article. He sees a
part about Speed and the women he's been with. He turns the
pages. On every page there is a caped hero and a long list
of the women they've been with. He looks up in thought.
                                                            
 
INT. THE MAGICIAN'S FRONT PORCH - DAY
                                                            
Adam walks up to The Magician's door. He knocks and waits.
(beat)
The door opens to reveal The Magician standing at the door
in boxers, a t-shirt, and his top hat.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
      (Growling)
What?
                                                            
                       ADAM
I've got it!
                                                            
He holds up the magazine and points to it.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Women dig the heroes!
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
I thought you'd given up this
charade.
                                                            
                       ADAM
I may not have to!
                                                            
The Magician eyes him suspiciously.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
You're not thinkin' of going hero
are you?
                                                            

14.

                       ADAM
Well look here...Captain Charge,
Superfly...Even Rainbow Man hooked
up with that super model..uh..
what's her name?..
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
Let me see that.
                                                            
He snatches the magazine from Adam.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
I always thought Rainbow Man was a
little...
                                                            
                       ADAM
Oh come on, that was just a rumor.
Just because he's Rainbow Man
doesn't mean anything.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
So what are you thinking of doing?
                                                            
                       ADAM
I don't know yet.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
Well you can't go hero.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Well...Why not?
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
That's dangerous thinking, man.
People won't accept a reformed
Super Villain.
                                                            
                       ADAM
They'd never have to know.
                                                            
The Magician shakes his head and walks away.
                                                            
 

15.

INT. SHOCKFORCE'S FORTRESS - DAY
                                                            
Adam gets home and puts his coat on the rack. He walks over
to his answering machine and presses the button. A beep
sounds.
                                                            
                       VOICE MAIL
You have one new message. First
new message...
                                                            
                       ADAM'S DAD
      (Voice)
Hey Adam, it's Dad. Uhh I hope
you remembered that it's your
mom's birthday today...
                                                            
Adam stops dead in his tracks.
                                                            
                       ADAM'S DAD
      (Voice)
Uhh she's expecting you over
today. So just uhh.. call me
back. Bye.
                                                            
Adam turns right back around and grabs his coat and leaves
his house.
                                                            
                       VOICE MAIL
You have no more messages.
Goodbye.
                                                            
 
INT. THE GREY HOUSE. - DAY
                                                            
Adam peaks his head in the door with flowers in his hand.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Hey...I hear it's someone's
birthday today.
                                                            
He walks into the house and gives his mother the flowers.
She kisses him on the cheek. She is a woman of about 65.
Silver hair and big glasses.
                                                            

16.

                       ADAM'S MOM
Oh Adam it's so great to see you.
It seems like ages.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Uhh mom I just saw you last week.
                                                            
Adam's dad walks in. He has a big beer belly covered by a
plaid shirt.
                                                            
                       ADAM'S DAD
Well you know your mother, Adam.
To her, a week is ages ago.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Hi Dad.
                                                            
Adam's mom places the flowers on the table.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Uhh mom..don't you want to put
that in water?
                                                            
                       ADAM'S DAD
I'll get it.
                                                            
He picks up the flowers and walks into the next room.
                                                            
                       ADAM'S MOM
You know that Mary's daughter
asked about you the other day?
                                                            
                       ADAM
The girl with the hump on her
back?
                                                            
                       ADAM'S MOM
Adam!
                                                            
                       ADAM
I'm sorry. Uhh what did she say?
                                                            
                       ADAM'S MOM
Oh she wanted to know if you were
still single.
                                                            

17.

                       ADAM
Oh I see.
                                                            
                       ADAM'S MOM
You two should go out sometime. I
hear there's a nice restaurant
on..
                                                            
                       ADAM
Thanks mom, but..it's okay.
                                                            
                       ADAM'S MOM
What? Everytime I try to fix you
up with someone you bitch about
it!
                                                            
                       ADAM
I just..I don't need...I'm sorry
mom.
                                                            
                       ADAM'S MOM
When are you gonna get married..or
settle down?
                                                            
                       ADAM
I don't know.
                                                            
Adam's dad walks in the room with the flowers in the vase.
                                                            
                       ADAM'S DAD
Leave him alone, Barbara. He'll
find someone when he's damn good
and ready. Right Adam?
                                                            
Adam scratches his head uncomfortably.
                                                            
                       ADAM'S DAD
He's got the Grey genes. He'll do
just fine.
                                                            
                       ADAM'S MOM
Well I'd like to become a
grandmother before I croak.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Mom! Don't talk like that!
                                                            

18.

                       ADAM'S MOM
Sometimes I feel like I have to.
To get you motivated.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE GREY'S BACK PORCH - NIGHT
                                                            
Adam is sitting back on his parent's back porch. He is
looking through an old photo album. He sees a picture of
himself as a 12 year old wearing a white coat, goofy glasses
and holding an award for the science fair. Adam laughs. His
dad walks out holding a beer.
                                                            
                       ADAM'S DAD
Hey, son.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Hey.
                                                            
                       ADAM'S DAD
      (Beat)
Sometimes I wonder. With your
mother's health the way it is..our
financial problem the way it
is...how much longer we'll have as
a family...to do things like this.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Have you been able to get a loan
for her surgery yet?
                                                            
                       ADAM'S DAD
No luck with that.
      (Holding back
       tears)
Adam, I know you can't afford a
whole lot...being just a science
teacher and all..but--
                                                            
                       ADAM
Dad I'm trying. The bank denied
my loan two days ago.
                                                            

19.

                       ADAM'S DAD
You went two days ago? The same
day that damn Shockforce tried to
rob the bank?
                                                            
                       ADAM
Uhh..that happened...after I was
there.
                                                            
                       ADAM'S DAD
Look, son, I'm not asking much.
But just to keep your mom happy
for the time being. For as long
as she has left. And for God's
sake, bring a girl here for
dinner, for once. You don't know
how happy that would make her.
                                                            
Adam nods. His father walks inside.
                                                            
 
INT. SHOCKFORCE'S FORTRESS - NIGHT
                                                            
Adam walks in to the fortress. All the lights are off. He
hangs up his coat and turns the light on. To his surprise,
the Magician, Brute, and The Plague stand there waiting.
Adam yells in shock.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Ahh! What? How did you guys get
in here?
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
That's not important. What IS
important, however is WHY we are
here.
      (Beat)
This is an intervention.
                                                            
                       PLAGUE
The Magician tells us you are
planning to go hero on us. Is
this true?
                                                            

20.

                       ADAM
Yeah..well no...I was thinking
about it.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
You're wussing out for a chick,
man!
                                                            
                       ADAM
Did you ever think that maybe
Heroes aren't necessarily bad
people? Maybe they just have a
different philosophy on life.
                                                            
                       BRUTE
Speed is bad people.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Maybe. Look I was just throwing
the idea around. I don't see it
as a big deal.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
You don't see the big deal? You'd
be on the other side WITH the
heroes...fighting against us.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Maybe we can work out a truce or
something. If I see you guys at
work, I'll stay away.
                                                            
                       PLAGUE
Do you not think that they will
eventually find out who you really
are?
                                                            
Beat.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Look guys. I just feel like maybe
the villain thing isn't working
out for me anymore.
                                                            

21.

                       MAGICIAN
So retire. Go get an everyday
job.
                                                            
                       ADAM
I can't let my powers go to waste.
Look. I just want to try this
out. If it doesn't work out then
I'll come back.
                                                            
                       PLAGUE
And if it does you'll be our sworn
enemy for the rest of our lives.
We know where you live, we know
your deepest darkest secrets. We
will become your worst enemies.
                                                            
Beat.
                                                            
                       ADAM
      (He smiles)
But what if my enemies became my
friends?
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
What do you mean?
                                                            
                       ADAM
I could become a superhero. Do
all the superhero things. Hang
out with the heroes...Find out
their weaknesses, their
secrets...their true identities.
                                                            
The Magician and the Plague smile.
                                                            
                       BRUTE
Brute confused.
                                                            
                       PLAGUE
Keep your friends close and your
enemies closer...
                                                            
                       ADAM
Exactly.
                                                            

22.

                       MAGICIAN
It's so crazy it just might work.
There's just one problem.
      (Beat)
People are going to wonder why
Shockforce has disappeared and a
new hero with the same powers has
come out of nowhere.
                                                            
                       PLAGUE
True. How DO we get rid of
Shockforce?
                                                            
Beat
                                                            
                       ADAM
We kill him!
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
I like your thinkin' Mr. Grey.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE STREETS - DAY
                                                            
It is a quiet, sunny day in Coropolis. People walk and ride
bikes on the side walk. Suddenly, they start to turn around
one by one, staring at something. A bike rider starts to
look and crashes into a car. What they are looking at is
Brute in a big sunday dress with a blonde wig, holding a
purse. WHISTLING can be heard from a contruction site
nearby.
                                                            
                       BRUTE
      (Softly)
Brute not feel comfortable like
this. Everyone staring at him.
                                                            
The Magician is hiding next to him in a disguise.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
HER, Brute, HER. Stay in
character!
                                                            
The Magician tears off his disguise and points his wand to
Brute.
                                                            

23.

                       MAGICIAN
All right lady hand over the
purse!
                                                            
He hovers, Brute screams, everyone screams. Panic ensues in
the street.
                                                            
                       BRUTE
What-is-a-girl-to-do?
                                                            
Shockforce appears out of nowhere and steals his purse just
as he's about to hand it to Magician.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
Hey! This one's mine!
                                                            
He points his wand to Shockforce. A ray of light comes out.
Shockforce moves, the ray hits a lamp post. The lamp post
turns into a deck of cards.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Last time I checked. It didn't
have your name on it!
                                                            
He sends a bolt of lightning to The Magician. The Magician
ducks and the bolt hits Brute. Brute falls to the floor in
shock(no pun intended).
                                                            
                       ADAM (MOS)
Sorry Brute!
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
This is the end for you, my old
ally!
                                                            
He takes off his hat, putting his hand into it. He pulls
out a knife and throws it at Shockforce. The knife lands in
Shockforce's chest. Electricity comes out of him and he
violently spasms until he falls to the ground. The Magician
smiles and floats over to Shockforce and picks him up. He
floats higher for everyone to see.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
God as my witness! The almighty
Shockforce is dead!
                                                            

24.

Shockforce opens his eyes, slightly to see all the people in
the streets gasp in wonder.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
      (Softly)
They're really buying it.
                                                            
 
INT. SHOCKFORCE'S FORTRESS - DAY
                                                            
Shockforce takes off his armor. The Magician, Brute, and
the Plague gloat in their acheivement.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
Oh man, that shock thing you did
to yourself at the end was so
dramatic. No wonder they bought
it!
                                                            
                       ADAM
What about you? Spitting out
those hateful one-liners! "This
is the end for you!" I got chills
all over!
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
Oh and of course, let's not forget
the star of the day. Brute, here.
You actually are a convincing
woman.
                                                            
                       BRUTE
      (Blushing)
Thank you.
                                                            
                       PLAGUE
You have all done an acceptional
job. Now, Adam, we all have a
surprise for you.
                                                            
He brings out a box.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Oh guys, you shouldn't have.
                                                            

25.

                       MAGICIAN
Now we had this made especially
for you.
                                                            
He opens the box and inside is his new hero suit. More
brightley colored than his Villain suit, and with a new
cape. Adam's jaw drops.
                                                            
                       ADAM
My hero suit! You guys made it
for me.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
Of course we did. We're your
buddies. Never forget that.
                                                            
Adam looks at the "TS" symbol on the chest of the suit.
                                                            
                       ADAM
"TS"? What does that mean?
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
Well you can't be called
Shockforce anymore. You're now
Thunderstorm!
                                                            
                       ADAM
Oooh! I like it.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
We thought you would.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Thanks guys.
                                                            
He brings them all in for a group hug. The Plague tries to
pull away and fails.
                                                            
 
INT. JEWELRY STORE - NIGHT
                                                            
All is silent as the moonlight shines through the window.
Suddenly, the glass shatters as TWO MEN IN SKI MASKS break
into the store.
                                                            

26.

ON THE ROOF OF THE BUILDING
                                                            
Adam stands in his new THUNDERSTORM suit. He closes his
eyes and takes a deep breath.
                                                            
INSIDE THE STORE
                                                            
The masked men put massive amounts of jewelry into a sack.
                                                            
                       BURGLER 1
Keep up with me. Let's try to
avoid any heroes.
                                                            
A voice comes from the darkness.
                                                            
                       ADAM
It's a little late for that boys.
                                                            
                       BURGLER 2
Ah Crap! Is that Speed?
                                                            
                       BURGLER 1
I don't think so.
                                                            
Thunderstorm walks out of the shadows.
                                                            
                       BURGLER 2
Well whoever you are you. You
won't be around for long.
                                                            
The Burgler pulls out a gun and fires at Thunderstorm who
disappears in a bolt of electricity.
                                                            
                       BURGLER 1
      (Trembling)
What the...is he...dead?
                                                            
Suddenly, the Burgler's gun is kicked from his hand by
Thunderstorm. They fight. Thunderstorm sends a bolt of
lightning at the Burgler, knocking him down.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Now are you going to hand over
that jewelry?
                                                            

27.

                       BURGLER 1
No.
                                                            
The Burgler grabs the gun and shoots it at Thunderstorm.
Thunderstorm dodges it and sends a lightning bolt towards
him, knocking the gun out of his hand. The other burgler
kicks him in the face and runs away with a bag.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Now that was not cool.
                                                            
He teleports to the door and kicks the Burgler in the face,
catching the bag of jewels.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Doesn't feel so good, does it?
                                                            
                       BURGLER 1
Hey, Aren't you Mr. Electricity?
                                                            
                       BURGLER 2
Nah he can't be. Mr. Electricity
retired a while back. I think
this is The Bolt.
                                                            
                       BURGLER 1
What do you know?
                                                            
                       ADAM
The name's Thunderstorm, boys.
                                                            
The Burgler's laugh.
                                                            
                       BURGLER 1
That's the best you could come up
with?
                                                            
                       ADAM
It's more of a working title
really.
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
Thunderstorm ties the burglers up and dusts his hands. He
then uses his lighting to shoot himself off of the ground.
                                                            

28.

THE ROOFTOPS
                                                            
Thunderstorm watches as the police arrive and load the
burglers into the car. He smiles in approval.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE CITY STREETS - NIGHT
                                                            
A high speed chase. The cops are following a suspect in a
white car. Thunderstorm jumps on the car and sends
electricity running through it, making the car break down.
He flies off. The police run and catch the theif in the
car.
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
A cute blonde woman is walking when a mugger comes out of
the dark and points a gun at her. Thunderstorm comes from
behind and knocks him out. The woman smiles at him.
                                                            
                       WOMAN
Thank you.
                                                            
She runs up to him and kisses him on the cheek. Thunderstorm
smiles and disappears into the air.
                                                            
ON THE ROOFTOPS
                                                            
Speed watches. He clenches his fists.
                                                            
 
INT. SHOCKFORCE'S FORTRESS - DAY
                                                            
The Magician sits at Adam's table as Adam recalls the events
of the night before.
                                                            
                       ADAM
      (Ecstatic)
And then she kisses me on the
cheek! Like I'm some kind
of...hero.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
You are a hero now.
                                                            

29.

                       ADAM
Yeah...I guess I am.
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
Don't let it get to you too much.
You have a job to do.
                                                            
                       ADAM
I know. But hey I'm enjoying it
while I can.
                                                            
The Magician turns on the TV while pretending to listen to
Adam.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Hey what are you doing?
                                                            
                       MAGICIAN
Looks like you're a celebrity
already.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Turn it up.
                                                            
                       REPORTER
      (On television)
And so this new stranger calls
himself, Thunderstorm. Look out
Speed you've got some competition.
                                                            
                       
      (On television)
He came out of nowhere and saved
my life. He was so hot too.
                                                            
Adam smiles.
                                                            
                       BURGLER 1
      (On television)
I would've gotten away with it too
if it weren't for that meddling
Thunderstorm!
                                                            
                       REPORTER
      (On television)
And there you have it. Reactions
            (MORE)

30.

                       REPORTER (cont'd)
to this new hero known as
Thunderstorm. Who is he? Do we
really need him? Only time will
tell.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE CITY ROOFTOPS - NIGHT
                                                            
Thunderstorm peers below on any suspicious activity. He
leans over putting his head in his hands. He taps his
fingers. Alice comes out of a store carrying a bag.
Thunderstorm focuses on her. He sees a SUSPICIOUS MAN start
to follow Alice from behind. He stands up straight.
                                                            
THE STREETS BELOW.
                                                            
                       SUSPICIOUS MAN
Hey Lady!
                                                            
Alice keeps walking. Thunderstorm rushes down to save her
as he sees the man reach in his pocket for something.
                                                            
                       SUSPICIOUS MAN
Miss!
                                                            
Alice turns around.
                                                            
                       SUSPICIOUS MAN
You forgot--
                                                            
                       ADAM
Stop right there criminal!
                                                            
                       SUSPICIOUS MAN
..Your change..
                                                            
                       ADAM
Oh uh..I'm sorry.
                                                            
Alice and the Man stare at Thunderstorm.
                                                            
                       ALICE
      (Taking her change)
Thank you, sir.
                                                            

31.

She walks away, ignoring Thunderstorm. He kicks a rock on
the ground in frustration and floats back up to the roof
tops.
                                                            
BACK TO THE ROOFTOPS
                                                            
Thunderstorm looks at his watch waiting for anything to
happen. Suddenly, he perks up at the sight of two people in
ski masks pull up to a convenient store.
                                                            
BEAT
                                                            
He slumps back down when they pull skis out of the trunk.
Suddenly, a voice appears from behind him.
                                                            
                       SPEED
Slow night?
                                                            
Thunderstorm spins around to see Speed right behind him.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Oh...yeah.
                                                            
                       SPEED
That's because I've been out here
doing all the work.
                                                            
                       ADAM
Oh, really? Well, good for you.
                                                            
                       SPEED
      (Using his
       Superspeed to get
       in TS's face)
No NOT GOOD! This is my turf,
sir. I'd appreciate you to stay
off of it.
                                                            
                       ADAM
If people's lives are getting
saved, why does it matter?
                                                            
                       SPEED
I'll tell you why....um...I just
don't feel like telling you.
                                                            

32.

                       ADAM
      (Smiling)
Wait a minute...This is all about
me stealing your thunder isn't it?
                                                            
Speed's nostrils flare.
                                                            
                       ADAM
You're so used to being the big
Hero in town.
      (Chuckles)
You're jealous.
                                                            
                       SPEED
That's not
true...I...just...I...have nothing
more to say to you sir!
                                                            
He zooms off. TS smiles.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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From John Fortin Date 7/18/2006 ****
It was amazing but how come he never got that alice chick? That's the only part I was dissapointed with. It was funny, smart, whitty. I loved it.

From Michael Jones Date 7/3/2006 **
Comedys are always hard to write, pretty average but a good idea


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