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The Homeless Man (Short)
by Jimmy (jimjims9892@hotmail.com)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Drama   User Review: **
This is a short film that is a drama/ thriller. A teenager, Jon, who's Dad just died is starting to be stalked by a homeless man. In the end Jon finds out that he is dead.


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THE HOMELESS MAN (SHORT)

FADE IN:

INT. HOUSE ADULT'S ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
You can see Mom’s arms as she drops clothes into her bag
from inside her closet. The room is fairly messy. The bed is
not made. Jon walks in.
                                                            
                       JON
What time does your plane leave
Mom?
                                                            
                       MOM
Well, I have to leave the house in
a half hour but my flight doesn’t
leave midnight.
                                                            
                       JON
Ok, just wondering
                                                            
                       MOM
Uh huh...
                                                            
                       JON
So, do you need any help packing?
                                                            
                       MOM
No sweetheart.
                                                            
                       JON
Alright Mom.
                                                            
Jon exits. End with shot of Mom looking towards where Jon
was standing lovingly.
                                                            
 
INT. HOUSE COMPUTER ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Jon enters and goes onto computer. He starts “im”ing someone
on his computer about how he is going to have a party while
his Mom is gone. Footsteps are heard. Jon “x”es out of the
box and his Mom walks in carrying luggage.
                                                            
                       MOM (Tearing)
Jon, listen to me. You promise
that you will be good! I am so
sorry that I have been gone so
much lately. But, I have had to
work more ever since your Dad
died.
                                                            

2.

                       JON (Getting Up)
Don't Worry about it Mom.
                                                            
He helps his Mom with her luggage and they start walking
towards the door.
                                                            
FRONT YARD
                                                            
They start walking towards their car.
                                                            
                       JON
You are staying at Grandpa's
house, right?
                                                            
                       MOM
Yes, his number is on the fridge.
                                                            
They are at the car by now. Jon hugs Mom.
                                                            
                       JON
Bye Mom,love you.
                                                            
                       MOM
Bye sweety!
                                                            
Mom gets into her car and drives away. Jon waves towards
her. After her car is out of sight Jon jumps into the middle
of the road.
                                                            
                       JON (To himself.)
Finally.
                                                            
A car zooms down the road towards Jon. He jumps out of the
way right before it hits him.
                                                            
 
INT. HOUSE FAMLIY ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Jon is sitting on his couch talking on the phone with his
friend Nathan.
                                                            
                       NATHAN (Over the phone)
I am so stoked for your party.
What kind of beer are you getting.
                                                            
                       JON
Definetly Iron City.
                                                            
                       NATHAN (Over the phone)
Yeah, everything else is way to
expensive.
                                                            

3.

                       JON (Anxiously)
The girls are bringing the
cigarettes, right?
                                                            
                       NATHAN (Over the phone)
Yeah man, calm down!
                                                            
                       JON
OK, sorry man. I just want
everything to be perfect.
                                                            
He gets up and starts heading towards his kitchen.
                                                            
                       JON
So, can I copy your answers to the
history homework during homeroom?
                                                            
KITCHEN
                                                            
Jon starts making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
                                                            
                       NATHAN (Over the phone)
Me and Jenny are planning on
cutting that class tomorrow. We
were going to hang out down by the
ice skating rink.
                                                            
                       JON
Alright, that sounds good.
                                                            
                       NATHAN (Over the phone)
Yeah.
                                                            
                       JON (Curiosly)
How are things going with you and
Jenny?
                                                            
                       NATHAN (Over the phone)
Good, when are you goign to get a
girlfriend?
                                                            
Jon is done making his peanut butter and jelly sandwich now.
He walks into his family room.
                                                            
FAMILY ROOM
                                                            
Pause. Jon sees a hobo standing on his deck, knocking on the
door. Jon stands their frozen.
                                                            
                       NATHAN (Over the phone)
      (Frusturated)
Hello?
                                                            

4.

Pause. The hobo disapears.
                                                            
                       JON (Scared)
I’m sorry. I saw a homeless man on
our deck and then he disappeared.
That was so weird. Dude, that was
scary.
                                                            
                       NATHAN (Over the phone)
Wow, I think that you are going
crazy. Go get some sleep.
                                                            
                       JON
I'll try.
                                                            
He hangs up and just stands there staring at his peanut
butter and jelly sandwich.
                                                            
 
INT. TEEN'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Jon walks into the room and goes into his bed. Dissolve into
next shot.
                                                            
DREAM
                                                            
EXT. CAR-DAY
                                                            
During the dream you can't hear anything just groans from
Jon. Jon walks toward a car. (Same car used in scene two.)
Mom is inthe car. She says something. Jon flips out and
starts screaming.
                                                            
INT. FUNREAL HOME-NIGHT
                                                            
Show quick still of Jon kneeling at edge of a coffin.
                                                            
EXT. SCHOOL-DAY
                                                            
Jon and Nathan are behind a school. Jon hands Nathan money
and Ntahan hands Jon a brown paper bag. Jon slides the top
of a beer bottle out of the bag.
                                                            
END DREAM
                                                            
Jon wakes up and looks at his clock. It is 2:43 AM.
                                                            
 
EXT. HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Jon runs into the woods behind his house with books in his
hand.
                                                            

5.

                       JON (Stressed)
Great! I am going to be late!
Another stupid detention!
                                                            
The Homeless Man is seen in the distnace, but Jon doesn't
notice him.
                                                            
                       HOMELESS MAN (Eerily)
Hellooo!
                                                            
                       JON (Scared)
Who was that? Anyone there?
                                                            
                       HOMELESS MAN (Eerily)
Hellooo!
                                                            
                       JON
      (Running)
Aaahhh! Get away from me you
creep!
                                                            
Jon runs deeper into the woods while The Homeless Man stalks
towards where Jon came from.
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
Jon runs up towards fromt door of school. Homeless Man is
there.
                                                            
                       HOMELESS MAN (Eerily)
Hellooo!
                                                            
                       JON
      (Slows down to a
       walk)
How could he get here before me?
                                                            
Homeless Man aproaches Jon.
                                                            
                       JON
I took the quickest way here.
                                                            
Homeless man is now a few feet away from Jon. Jon starts
backing up.
                                                            
                       JON
What do you want from me?
                                                            
                       HOMELESS MAN (Eerily)
Hellooo!
                                                            

6.

                       JON (Begging)
Please stay away from me!
                                                            
Jon runs away towards a different entrance.
                                                            
 
EXT. BEHIND A SCHOOL/ICE SKATING RINK - DAY
                                                            
Jon, Nathan and Jenny are standing bye an ice skating rink
that is next to a school. Jon doesn't seem to be acting
normal.
                                                            
                       JENNY
That math test was a killer.
                                                            
Homeless Man appears out of nowhere. Noone notices him
except for Jon.
                                                            
                       HOMELESS MAN
Hellooo! Hellooo!
                                                            
                       NATHAN
Yeah, Jon how do you think you
did?
                                                            
                       JON (Interupting)
Look!
                                                            
                       JENNY
At what?
                                                            
                       JON
That homeless guy!
                                                            
                       NATHAN
What are you talking about?
                                                            
Homeless man starts walking closer and Jon starts backing
up.
                                                            
                       HOMELESS MAN (Eerily)
Hellooo! Hellooo!
                                                            
Jon takes one of Jenny's books and throws it at Homeless
Man, but he disapears before the book hits him.
                                                            
                       NATHAN
What is wrong with you man?
                                                            
                       JON (Confused)
I don't know. You guys saw him,
right?
                                                            

7.

                       JENNY
What are you talking about?
                                                            
                       JON
You mean you didn't see him?
                                                            
                       NATHAN
No Jon, you are going crazy! Come
on Jenny, let's get out of here.
                                                            
Jenny and Nathan start heading back towards the school. Jon
just sits down and puts his head into his lap.
                                                            
 
INT. HOUSE FAMILY ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Jon is sitting on the couch doing his homework. He looks
somewhat disturbed. He looks up from his homework and looks
out the window. Homeless Man is there.
                                                            
                       JON
Oh my God!
                                                            
He picks up his cell phone and starts dialing "911" and
starts creeping out of the room. Homeless Man doesn't move
and just stares at him.
                                                            
                       HOMELESS MAN
      (he repeats this
       continously while
       Jon is walking
       away)
Hellooo! Hellooo!
                                                            
Jon hits the send button on the phone. He walks out of the
room and goes into bathroom and locks the door. The blinds
are open.
                                                            
BATHROOM
                                                            
                       JON
Hurry, pick up!
                                                            
Jon looks out of the window and sees the homeless man.
                                                            
                       DISPATCHER
Hello 911, what is your location?
                                                            

8.

                       JON
      (he leaves the
       bathroom)
I am at 108 Geneva Drive. There is
this guy stalking me and I am home
alone.
                                                            
                       DISPATCHER
Ok, are all of the doors locked?
                                                            
                       JON
Yes, I mean no. I can't stay here.
I am to scared! I need to go to my
neighbor's house!
                                                            
Jon starts unlocking his door and heading outside.
                                                            
                       DISPATCHER (sternly)
No! Please lock all of the doors
and stay in your house! What is
your name.
                                                            
FRONTYARD
                                                            
                       JON
Jon Rizzo.
                                                            
Jon looks around to see if Homeless Man is there, he isn't.
A car starts coming down the road.
                                                            
                       DISPATCHER
Excuse me?
                                                            
NAthan and Jenny are int eh car. THey get out and strat
walking toward Jon.
                                                            
                       JON (frusturated)
I said Jon Rizzo!
                                                            
                       NATHAN
Hey Jon, who you on the phone
with?
                                                            
Jon ignores him.
                                                            
                       DISPATCHER
That's impossible! He just got ran
over by a car yesterday. I kneew
that adress sounded familiar.
                                                            
                       JON
What are you talking about?
                                                            

9.

                       JENNY
Jon!
                                                            
                       DISPATCHER (furius)
I think thgat yuou know what I am
taking about. This is not funny,
pretending to be a dead person. Do
you have any respect for anyone?
                                                            
Dispatcher hangs up the phone.
                                                            
                       JON
What are talking about! It is me!
                                                            
                       NATHAN
What's going on?
                                                            
                       JON
No, oh no! Oh my God! What is
happening?
                                                            
Jon faints. Show a flashback of the same car that came
towards Jon in the second scene. Inbetween shots show the
homeless man. While all of this is going on you hear Nathan
and Jenny in the background talking about how they need
someone to call "911" and things along those lines. Then,
show the car hitting Jon.
                                                            
BLACK OUT
                                                            


THE END


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From Eric Swinderman Date 3/19/2007 **
Never really clear who the homeless person was.. And the script is a little short for flashbacks and dream sequences. Guessing this is your first script.. A lot of typos, and a bit cliche' but keep at it and turn the cliche' into something unique.. Give it a twist no one would see coming.


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