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The Price is Right
by Henry Gessner

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Teen Movies   User Review: *
When two New York brothers become framed for armed robbery, it's up to them to find the real criminal and save their own lives.


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THE PRICE IS RIGHT

INT. BENTLEY BASEMENT - NIGHT
                                                            
David (10) sits on the couch trying to watch a movie. (NOTE:
His "movie" will be the opening credits) Eventually, David
turns the TV off.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Darn it! This movie stinks and
it's only been on for 1 minute!
                                                            
Alex (13) turns to David. He has brown hair and is wearing a
shirt with some rock band on it.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Come on, David! Why the hell do
you gotta be like that?
                                                            
He walks closer to David.
                                                            
                       ALEX
      (cont'd)
Look, tomorrow's gonna be the last
day of school, and there's gonna
be some big changes.
                                                            
Alex makes a winking notation. David turns his head to the
camera and we see how he really looks. He has blond hair and
is wearing a Spongebob Squarepants T-shirt.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Like?
                                                            
                       ALEX
Uh... I don't know.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Good, so shut up.
                                                            
 
EXT. SIDEWALK A - DAY
                                                            
Alex and David can be seen walking on the sidewalk.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Man, I can't wait for school to
end. It's gonna be me, video
games, and probably a lot of phone
calls.
                                                            

2.

                       DAVID
Oh, sure. Dude, you can't even
score a touchdown in flag
football, and you still think that
girls are gonna like you?
                                                            
                       ALEX
Honestly, have you ever talked to
a girl that isn't your mom?
                                                            
                       DAVID
What, you wanna go? Right now?
                                                            
                       ALEX
Bring it on!
                                                            
They wrestle on the sidewalk, while the camera zooms out on
them. Cars can be seen passing them. Eventually, kids run to
new spots; David to his bus stop, Alex to his bike, which he
will ride through Central Park. Expression on their faces
show that David is bored and Alex is willing to not get a
detention for being "late".
                                                            
 
INT. BUS - DAY
                                                            
Kids on the bus are chanting a song.
                                                            
                       KIDS
Susie had a steamboat. The
steamboat hit a well. Susie went
to heaven. The steamboat went to-
Hello Operator. Please get me #9.
And if you disconnect me I will
kick on your behind! Refirgerator
had a slipper made of glass. Susie
sat upon it and broke her little
ass!
                                                            
David brings his hands up to his face.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Oh, God.
                                                            
 
EXT. BUS - DAY
                                                            
This introduces Jason, who will voiceover parts of the
story.
                                                            
                       JASON (V.O.)
What if I told you that two kids
that you've probably heard of
spent their summer hiding from
            (MORE)

3.

                       JASON (cont'd)
cops after getting framed for a
bank robbery? You would probably
say "Hey Jason! Get your act
together and shut the hell up!"
Well, that story really happened.
My name is Jason Westor. Of
course, I wasn't in this story,
but everyone knows it. But the
real story began in the 7th Grade,
when I met Alex Bentley.
                                                            
 
EXT. MOUNTAIN - DAY
                                                            
Clips are seen of Alex skiing down a mountain.
                                                            
                       JASON (V.O.)
      (cont'd)
He did some pretty cool things in
his life, and by age 11, became
the most popular kid in Central
Park. But ever since his brother's
disappearance, he hasn't been the
same.
                                                            
More clips of Alex are shown.
                                                            
                       JASON (V.O.)
      (cont'd)
Only problem is, his brother,
David, wasn't the same as Alex.
                                                            
 
INT. SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
Clips are seen of David trying to fit in.
                                                            
                       JASON (V.O.)
      (cont'd)
He wasn't as popular as Alex.
However, he tried many ways to fit
in, but that hasn't been going so
well.
                                                            
Even more clips are shown of David until footage pauses.
                                                            
                       JASON (V.O.)
      (cont'd)
Okay, here. Who said we could
waste 3 minutes of the movie on
flashbacks? The audience is gonna
get bored! Anyway, now that the
producer ended the clip reel, the
            (MORE)

4.

                       JASON (cont'd)
story will begin a few minutes
from now at... Oh, here it is!
                                                            
Bell rings.
                                                            
 
INT. MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSROOM - DAY
                                                            
The teacher sits at her desk reading her "end of year"
speech.
                                                            
                       TEACHER
Students of the class of, ummm...
*year film is released*, you have
made an outstanding three years
here at Central Park Middle
School. Your time at John Walden
High School...
                                                            
Jason turns to Alex as the teacher continues talking.
                                                            
                       JASON
You know what? This woman has been
saying the same long
thing for 12 years, and it's hard
to believe she hasn't fallen
asleep saying it all.
                                                            
The teacher hears this comment and turns to Jason.
                                                            
                       TEACHER
Mr. Westor, is there a problem you
would like to share with the
class?
                                                            
                       JASON
Nope! No problem!
                                                            
Mutters under his breath.
                                                            
                       JASON
Jerk.
                                                            
                       TEACHER
Mr. Westor! One more word out of
you and you will spend the next
three months in summer school, do
you understand?
                                                            
                       ALEX
Look, Ms. Wayne. I've known Jason
all year, and I know that he
constantly repeats stuff whenever
            (MORE)

5.

                       ALEX (cont'd)
he has a strong hatred for
someone.
                                                            
                       TEACHER
Mr. Bentley, is this true?
                                                            
                       ALEX
Yes, it is. Right, Jason?
                                                            
                       JASON
It is?
                                                            
Mutters under his breath.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Jason!
                                                            
                       JASON
Oh, I mean it is! Yeah, of course
it is.
                                                            
                       TEACHER
You're lucky this is the last day
of school.
                                                            
Bell rings.
                                                            
 
EXT. MIDDLE SCHOOL ENTRANCE - DAY
                                                            
Students can be seen filing through doors. Alex, Jason, and
ANNA (13) can be seen among them. Anna is shown talking to
her best friend, JAMIE. Alex starts talking to one of his
friends, Reggie.
                                                            
                       ALEX
So, then Jason gets angry and
calls Ms. Wayne a jerk.
                                                            
                       REGGIE
Man, I know why you're friends
with him!
                                                            
Alex starts noticing Anna. He later turns to Reggie.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Hey, Reggie. Who's that?
                                                            
                       REGGIE
Which one?
                                                            

6.

                       ALEX
The blonde girl.
                                                            
                       REGGIE
Oh, that bombshell? She dated
about 17 guys this year, all of
them were cheaters.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Well, just my kind of girl.
                                                            
                       REGGIE
Don't you already have a
girlfriend?
                                                            
                       ALEX
We broke up last week.
                                                            
                       REGGIE
Right... See ya.
                                                            
Alex begins to walk towards Anna and Jamie.
                                                            
                       ANNA
He seriously said that?
                                                            
                       JAMIE
I know a lot of things, girl.
                                                            
                       ANNA
Oh, my God, that is so awesome.
                                                            
Jamie sees Alex walking towards them.
                                                            
                       JAMIE
Hey, he's cute. Go talk to him.
                                                            
Jamie pushes Anna towards Alex and runs off in the direction
of the school bus.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Uhhh... hi.
                                                            
                       ANNA
Do I know you from somewhere?
                                                            
                       ALEX
You probably do.
                                                            
                       ANNA
What's your name?
                                                            

7.

                       ALEX
      (sarcastically)
Ethan Hunt.
                                                            
                       ANNA
Be serious.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Bentley. Alex Bentley.
                                                            
Anna begins to notice some sort of charm in Alex's
personality.
                                                            
                       ANNA
Well, Bentley, Alex Bentley, I
missed the bus today...
                                                            
Shot of bus driving off with screaming kids in it.
                                                            
                       ANNA
      (cont'd)
...so I think I could use a lift
home.
                                                            
                       ALEX
How far do you live from here?
                                                            
                       ANNA
I'm on West Central Park.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Me too. Well, we better get going.
                                                            
They walk towards Alex's bike, unaware that Jason is
watching them. His eyes grow big and his jaw drops.
                                                            
                       JASON
This guy is lucky!
                                                            
 
EXT. SIDEWALK A - DAY
                                                            
Alex and Anna are just about to get to Anna's house.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Well, here it is.
                                                            
                       ANNA
Thanks. Maybe I could see you some
time over the summer.
                                                            
She kisses him and goes inside. Alex freaks out and starts
dancing along the street, running into a guy.
                                                            

8.

                       MAN
Hey! I'm walkin' here, loser!
                                                            
Alex still doesn't notice this.
                                                            
 
EXT. WASHINGTON - DAY
                                                            
Preceded by a flyaround of the Washington Monument, shots of
people in the D.C. can be seen, leading up to the Treasury
building. (Title Card: Washington, D.C. United States
Treasury Building.)
                                                            
 
INT. TREASURY VAULT ENTRANCE - DAY
                                                            
(Title Card: High Security Vault: 10:17 A.M.) RANDY can be
seen walking through vault only to be stopped by an
approaching COP holding a gun.
                                                            
                       COP
Don't move.
                                                            
                       RANDY
Come on, mister. I'm just
visiting.
                                                            
                       COP
If you're a visitor, where's your
visitor's badge?
                                                            
                       RANDY
I've got it in my pocket.
                                                            
Randy pulls nothing out of his pocket. The guard loads his
gun.
                                                            
                       COP
Who the hell are you?
                                                            
                       RANDY
A friend.
                                                            
Randy pulls out and loads a gun.
                                                            
                       COP
Put your weapons down now.
                                                            
                       RANDY
You're a pain in the ass, did you
know that?
                                                            

9.

                       COP
Just put them down or I'm gonna
have to report you to the
authorities.
                                                            
                       RANDY
Well, you can let your precious
authorities know...
                                                            
He shoots his gun. The guard is now dead.
                                                            
                       RANDY
      (cont'd)
...that I have no time for
bigmouths. Will, take our late
friend over here and have him help
us in.
                                                            
                       WILL
Right away, boss.
                                                            
Will places the dead cop's thumb on a scanner.
                                                            
                       COMPUTER
Opening vault. Welcome, John
Smith.
                                                            
The vault opens very slowly. As it opens, thousands of gold
bricks can be seen. Expression on Randy and his goons' face
is saying this: $$$!!!
                                                            
                       RANDY
Oh, my God!
                                                            
Walking through the vault, the gang is completely amazed.
                                                            
 
INT. VAULT - DAY
                                                            
                       RANDY
      (cont'd)
Take a look around you, boys. In a
few minutes, this whole stash is
gonna be ours!
                                                            
                       WILL
Oh, yeah!
                                                            
The gang is digging through all the money. One guy places
his hand on a brick and then sirens start flashing!
                                                            

10.

                       COMPUTER
Security breach. Security breach.
There is an intruder in the
building. All personnel to the
vault.
                                                            
The police file through the entrance until the chief sees
the murdered guard.
                                                            
                       CHIEF
Oh, Jesus.
                                                            
Cops file through the vault, guns in hand.
                                                            
                       CHIEF
This is the police. We have you
surrounded. Come out with your
hands up.
                                                            
Gunshots are heard from nowhere. Randy and his gang uses the
distraction they created to leave the vault and steal some
motorcycles.
                                                            
 
EXT. SIDEWALK B - DAY
                                                            
The motorcycles ride into the street, followed by police
cars with their sirens on. The Chief picks up his phone and
calls OFFICER JAMESON.
                                                            
 
INT. NYPD HEADQUARTERS - DAY
                                                            
Jameson picks up his phone and grabs some coffee. Indistinct
chattering can be heard as he talks.
                                                            
                       JAMESON
NYPD. Yeah... mm-hmmm... I see.
I'll get there right away.
                                                            
 
EXT. SIDEWALK C- NEW YORK - DAY
                                                            
The motorcycles continue to ride through New York. Randy
pulls out his gun and starts shooting, while Jameson dodges
all those shots.
                                                            
                       JAMESON
He's trying to shoot me down!
                                                            
Jameson turns around and aims a gun at Will's motorcycle,
containing the money. He shoots and the bullet hits the back
tire.
                                                            

11.

                       WILL
Randy, I'm hit!
                                                            
Will hops off his motorcycle, and just in time, because the
motorcycle skids into a tree and explodes. The money is sent
flying, along with Will.
                                                            
 
EXT. BASKETBALL KID HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
The kid sees the money flying and drops his ball. NOTE: We
can use wires connected to a car to make the money "fly" and
have the wires digitally removed.
                                                            
                       BASKETBALL KID
What the hell was that?
                                                            
Will falls and lands in the kid's backyard.
                                                            
 
EXT. SIDEWALK C- NEW YORK - DAY
                                                            
The exploded motorcycle can be seen with flames coming out
of its engine. Camera ZOOMS OUT to reveal Bentley Basement.
                                                            
                       ANNOUNCER
Will the perp get away with it?
What happened to the money? If you
find this man, call the America's
Most Wanted hotline at
847-757-8581 and, remember, you
can remain anonymous.
                                                            
 
INT. BENTLEY BASEMENT - DAY
                                                            
David takes a picture of Randy on Alex's cell phone.
                                                            
                       DAVID
YES!!! I have got to TIVO this
next episode.
                                                            
David hits the TIVO button on his remote. Eventually, Alex
walks in the room.
                                                            
                       ALEX
What're you watching?
                                                            
David hasn't noticed Alex's appearance until "What're you
watching?" is said.
                                                            

12.

                       DAVID
Woah! How did you get in here?
                                                            
                       ALEX
Well, when a mommy and a daddy
love each other very much, then
that's when the daddy's di...
                                                            
David interrupts him.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Okay. I don't wanna know.
                                                            
                       ALEX
You still haven't answered my
question. What're you watching?
                                                            
David flips the channel to a cartoon.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Avatar. Why?
                                                            
                       ALEX
      (sigh)
You were watching America's Most
Wanted again, weren't you?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Honestly, you don't have to
question me about everything.
                                                            
                       ALEX
You know, you can watch it when
I'm not around, but when I am,
it's kinda embarrasing that my
little brother is watching
something rated TV-14.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Will you not boss me around
already? Seriously, what has
Nick's disappearance done to you?
                                                            
NOTE: As David is saying this, Alex turns on some loud
music. Knowing that he isn't listening, David walks away.
                                                            
David turns off the TV and walks into the kitchen, grabbing
a Go-Gurt.
                                                            
 

13.

EXT. SKYLINE - DAY
                                                            
The money can be seen flying and getting wedged in the
Bentley's chimney. For the next minute, a clip reel goes on
with narration from Jason.
                                                            
                       JASON (V.O.)
Of course, things got more boring
at the Bentley house. Alex and
David always tried their best to
stay away from each other, 24/7.
Don't look at me! Alex told me
this after the school year
started! I spent my summer in
skyscraper-filled Chicago! I had
absolutely NOTHING to do with
this!
                                                            
 
INT. BENTLEY LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
David sits in the living room, playing a Super Mario game on
his Nintendo DS. Later, his parents walk in the room.
                                                            
                       MRS. BENTLEY
David, we thought about going to
the movies tonight.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Is Alex going?
                                                            
                       MR. BENTLEY
Yes.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Count me out.
                                                            
Mrs. Bentley tries to comfort David.
                                                            
                       MRS. BENTLEY
David, we know you're upset about
Alex, but...
                                                            
                       DAVID
He's a jerk! 'Cause of him, I
don't know whether I should be
watching my favorite shows or not!
                                                            
                       MR. BENTLEY
David, listen! You're ten years
old, and you're gonna be eleven in
a month! You have to act your age.
I don't give a damn whether you
don't wanna go or not, 'cause Alex
            (MORE)

14.

                       MR. BENTLEY (cont'd)
is your brother, and you have to
treat him like so!
                                                            
                       DAVID
Fine. Just make sure that I don't
sit next to him.
                                                            
They walk out of the room.
                                                            
                       JASON (V.O.)
At least two days passed before
the story took a turn for the
interesting.
                                                            
 
INT. BENTLEY LIVING ROOM - DAY
                                                            
David plays a Pokemon game while Alex tries to e-mail his
friends. David had always preferred Pokemon over Yu Gi Oh.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Can you turn it down a notch? I'm
trying to concentrate!
                                                            
                       DAVID
Yeah, doin' what? Picking boogers
out of your nose?
                                                            
                       ALEX
Shut up!
                                                            
He turns off the volume.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Does that help both of us
concentrate?
                                                            
A loud thump can be heard.
                                                            
                       ALEX
What in the hell was that?
                                                            
                       DAVID
I don't know.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Well, I'm gonna check it out.
                                                            
Alex walks in the basement.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Be careful, dude.
                                                            

15.

Time passes before...
                                                            
                       ALEX (V.O.)
OH, MY GOD!!!!
                                                            
David runs into the basement.
                                                            
 
INT. BENTLEY BASEMENT - DAY
                                                            
                       DAVID
What is it?
                                                            
                       ALEX
You won't believe me when I tell
you. There's a lot of cash in
here!
                                                            
                       DAVID
How much?
                                                            
                       ALEX
I don't know... $100,000,000!
                                                            
                       DAVID
Oh, my God!!! What are we gonna do
with it?
                                                            
A thought bubble comes into Alex.
                                                            
 
EXT. HEAVEN - DAY
                                                            
Alex jumps around throwing a lot of money into the air,
until the camera ZOOMS OUT quickly to bring us back into...
                                                            
 
INT. BENTLEY BASEMENT - DAY
                                                            
                       ALEX
What?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Nothing.
                                                            
A thought bubble comes into David, bringing us back into...
                                                            
 
EXT. HEAVEN - DAY
                                                            
David jumps around throwing a lot of money into the air,
until the camera ZOOMS OUT quickly to bring us back into...
                                                            

16.

                       ALEX (and David)
Let's go.
                                                            
 
EXT. MOUNTAIN - DAY
                                                            
Alex can be seen climbing Moab. Should look like Tom
Cruise's performance in Mission Impossible 2.
                                                            
                       JASON (V.O.)
Both Alex and David got
$50,000,000, and they were ready
to have the best vacation of their
lives.
                                                            
 
INT. ARCADE - DAY
                                                            
David plays a few video games and sets a few high scores in
the process.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Yes! High score!
                                                            
 
EXT. COLORADO RIVER - DAY
                                                            
Alex and a group of people white-water raft through the
Colorado River. MAKE IT LOOK EXCITING!
                                                            
 
EXT. GLENWOOD CAVERNS - DAY
                                                            
David gets on a sled and slides down 150 feet of mountain,
putting his sled into max speed.
                                                            
 
INT. ESPN ZONE HOCKEY - NIGHT
                                                            
Alex begins to play some hockey, beating his opponent by a
long shot. The opponent is just a small figure.
                                                            
                       ANNOUNCER
You win. You win. You win.
                                                            
 
EXT. BEAVER CREEK BIKE TRAIL - DAY
                                                            
David rides his mountain bike down a green bike run in a
very skilled form.
                                                            
                       DAVID
All right. I can do this...
                                                            
 

17.

EXT. MOUNTAIN - DAY
                                                            
Alex jumps off Moab in an Ethan Hunt-like performance that
was almost put in Mission: Impossible 2
                                                            
 
INT. BENTLEY BASEMENT - DAY
                                                            
A FEW WEEKS LATER
                                                            
Alex and David play a monster truck game on their new PS3.
Anna is seen instant messaging Jamie. Their basement is now
loaded with expensive junk.
                                                            
                       DAVID
I'm gonna grab a soda.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Get me a Sprite.
                                                            
                       ANNA
I'll have a Pepsi.
                                                            
David grabs a remote and pushes the buttons labeled
"Sprite", "Diet Coke", and "Pepsi". The vending machine
gives them the cans.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Man. It's not gonna get any better
than this.
                                                            
                       ALEX
You said it. I bet someone's gonna
come knocking on our door right
now and do things to us.
                                                            
Someone knocks on the door. David runs up to get it.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Come in.
                                                            
Officer Jameson flashes his badge at the kids.
                                                            
                       JAMESON
Officer David Jameson. NYPD. We're
here to do things to you.
                                                            
There is a brief pause.
                                                            
                       ALEX
I must use my power for good!!!
                                                            

18.

                       DAVID
Shut up, Alex! What do you want?
                                                            
                       JAMESON
We think you'll be aware. Two
goons and their associates robbed
the United States Treasury a few
weeks ago and lost it. We tracked
the money to your house. We want
it back.
                                                            
Alex and David's eyes grow big.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Yeah... uh...
                                                            
                       DAVID
Here's a funny story... we kinda
spent it all.
                                                            
                       JAMESON
Ha! How stupid do you think I am?
                                                            
                       DAVID
No! We don't think that? My
brother's the stupid guy, not you!
We would never disrespect...
                                                            
                       JAMESON
Seriously, when it comes to
covering up, you suck.
                                                            
David sulks and sits on the couch.
                                                            
                       JAMESON
      (cont'd)
Listen, bub. That money is the
sole property of the United States
Government. All we know is that
it's gone, and it landed in here.
GIVE ME THE MONEY!!!
                                                            
                       ALEX
We told you already. We spent it.
                                                            
                       JAMESON
How could you spend $100,000,000
in three weeks?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Look, we're eager minors, okay?
Just let us go without a trial!!!
                                                            

19.

                       JAMESON
That can't be done.
                                                            
He loads his gun and points it at the kids.
                                                            
                       JAMESON
      (cont'd)
Any last words, boys?
                                                            
Brief pause.
                                                            
                       ALEX
RUN, ANNA!!!
                                                            
 
EXT. BENTLEY HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
The kids grab their bikes, pull up the kickstand, and pedal
away for dear life. Jameson follows them in his police car.
                                                            
 
EXT. SIDEWALK D - DAY
                                                            
The chase continues as the bikes travel along the street.
Jameson grabs his Motorola walkie-talkie and signals the
police station.
                                                            
                       JAMESON
Backup! Backup! I need backup at
the intersection of 35th and East
Central Park!
                                                            
Police cars with sirens flaring follow the kids, who
eventually pick up speed with their turbo boosters that they
bought. Anna's bike is locked to Alex's.
                                                            
                       ALEX
I thought this would come in
handy...
                                                            
The chase ends at the outside of a club. The kids walk
inside.
                                                            
 
INT. PRIVATE AREA - DAY
                                                            
Randy and Will walk inside. About five or six thugs sit at a
desk.
                                                            
                       RANDY
Gentlemen, you're probably
wondering why I called you here
today.
                                                            

20.

                       THUG
Yeah, Boss. Why do we gotta be in
this place anyway?
                                                            
                       WILL
Let the boss talk.
                                                            
He grabs a machine gun.
                                                            
                       RANDY
Three weeks ago, we robbed the
Treasury and lost the money. We've
been tracking the money like the
cops have. It landed in the
basement of these two.
                                                            
He pushes a button and shows a picture of the Bentleys.
                                                            
                       THUG
Damn. These trackers are good.
                                                            
                       WILL
Those two have the money. If they
keep it for too long, it's
impossible to get them.
                                                            
                       THUG
What are we gonna do, anyway?
                                                            
                       RANDY
It would be a damn shame if those
two got away with everything. We
have to find them, and kill them,
before that money ends up in
others' hands.
                                                            
                       WILL
You heard the boss! Get moving!!!
                                                            
 
INT. CLUB - DAY
                                                            
The kids walk through the club, hearing pretty loud rap
music. A TRL Announcer is shown videotaping the performance.
                                                            
                       JASON (V.O.)
Man, I think I'd want to go here.
                                                            
                       ANNOUNCER
All right, how about that? Who's
gonna go up next?
                                                            

21.

Alex whispers in the announcer's ear. The announcer agrees
with what he is saying.
                                                            
                       ANNOUNCER
All right, we got another person
coming up. This guy tells me he's
only... 10?!?!?! All right, bring
him up!
                                                            
David walks on stage as Alex takes the place of a DJ. A
pop-rock song plays as David displays very elaborate dance
moves. The crowd is amazed. Alex makes a few wisecracks
while doing this.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE OF CLUB - DAY
                                                            
The cops track as far as the club, where the loud music is
playing. They run inside.
                                                            
 
INT. CLUB - DAY
                                                            
David completes his dance with a skilled pose. The crowd
starts cheering until the cops run inside.
                                                            
                       JAMESON
All right, stop the show!
                                                            
                       COP
These two boys are convicted of
armed robbery!
                                                            
The crowd starts muttering things like, "What?" "What's
going on?" David runs on stage trying to warn the audience.
Alex follows him, unbeknownst to the fact that David hooked
Alex's cell phone to a projector.
                                                            
                       DAVID
No, wait! You have to understand!
We're not the robbers! I watch
America's Most Wanted! I saw the
robbery! Alex has a picture of him
on his phone!
                                                            
                       ALEX
What? You used my phone?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Just turn to Pic87!
                                                            
The picture that David shows is a picture of Randy.
                                                            

22.

                       DAVID
      (cont'd)
SEE???
                                                            
Anna, looking rather shocked, runs out of the club, in
tears. Alex follows her.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE OF CLUB - DAY
                                                            
Alex follows Anna as she runs out the door, looking rather
heartbroken.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Anna. Anna. What's wrong?
                                                            
                       ANNA
You wouldn't understand.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Hell yes, I would. Now, what's
going on?
                                                            
Anna starts crying as she says this.
                                                            
                       ANNA
Well, I saw the picture David took
on your cell phone, and... and...
                                                            
                       ALEX
Yeah?
                                                            
                       ANNA
...the guy who robbed the place...
                                                            
                       ALEX
God, what is it?
                                                            
                       ANNA
...HE'S MY UNCLE!!!
                                                            
                       ALEX
He's what?
                                                            
                       ANNA
I live with my uncle over the
summer. He always told me he was
going on a business trip. I never
knew he was stealing from banks!!!
                                                            
                       ALEX
Look, there's nothing to worry
about. I'm right here, the crowd
saw the picture. Everything's
            (MORE)

23.

                       ALEX (cont'd)
gonna be fine.
                                                            
                       ANNA
No, it's not. He's gonna kill me.
I know too much.
                                                            
                       ALEX
I'm not gonna let anything happen
to you.
                                                            
                       ANNA
How do you know?
                                                            
                       ALEX
WATCH THIS!
                                                            
Alex makes out with Anna on the lips for some time and they
lie on the grass. He gently slips off her shirt. Anna slips
off his shirt as they continue to make out. While this
happens, music starts playing and David is shown lip syncing
"You're Beautiful"
                                                            
                       ALEX
Wow, um.. that was great!
                                                            
                       ANNA
Yeah I know. Again?
                                                            
They begin and are suddenly froze when David continues to
lip sync.
                                                            
                       ALEX
David, shut up!
                                                            
                       JAMESON (V.O.)
Yeah. Shut up, and freeze.
                                                            
Sirens are heard as police cars pile up alongside them.
Jameson is shown pointing a gun at the kids.
                                                            
                       JAMESON
      (cont'd)
You have the right to remain
silent. Anything you say can and
will be held against you. If any
one of you attempts to beg for
mercy, your complaints will be
ignored, blah blah blah...
                                                            
The kids are thrown into the police car as it is shown
driving away.
                                                            
 

24.

INT. POLICE CAR - DAY
                                                            
Alex, David, and Anna are stuck inside the car. Jameson is
at the wheel.
                                                            
                       JASON (V.O.)
It all seemed hopeless for the
three. David, especially,
believing that Alex didn't really
care.
                                                            
 
INT. JAIL CELL - DAY
                                                            
Jameson throws Alex, David, and Anna into their cell,
locking the door.
                                                            
                       JAMESON
Get used to this place. You'll be
dying in here.
                                                            
Jameson walks away, leaving the threesome in the cell.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Alex, this is your fault.
                                                            
                       ALEX
What? How's it my fault?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Don't ask me that question. You
know everything you've ever done.
You never cared about anyone aside
from Jason.
                                                            
                       ALEX
What are you talking about?
                                                            
                       ANNA
Boys...
                                                            
                       DAVID
      (now screaming)
Ever since Nick disappeared,
you've been seeing yourself as
Richie Rich, but when I look at
you now, all I see is... I don't
wanna say it!
                                                            
                       ALEX
      (screaming)
Look! I'm just doing what my brain
tells me to!
                                                            

25.

                       DAVID
So if your brain told you to stick
a nuclear bomb in your ass, would
you do it?
                                                            
Alex does not answer.
                                                            
                       DAVID
      (cont'd)
Henhouse. The point is, you're a
total freeloader who never thinks
about anyone! You don't care about
your parents...
                                                            
                       ANNA
Boys...
                                                            
                       DAVID
...you don't care about me...
                                                            
                       ANNA
Boys...
                                                            
                       DAVID
...you don't even care about your
damn girlfriend!
                                                            
                       ANNA
BOYS!!! Just calm down, all
right???
                                                            
Alex and David start to calm down a little.
                                                            
                       DAVID
You never think about anyone. All
you care about is yourself.
                                                            
Alex is mortified to hear this.
                                                            
                       JASON (V.O.)
Three days passed and nothing
happened. They were allowed to
make one phone call, but it
wouldn't have done anything.
Eventually, something happened
that would change the course of
the storyline...
                                                            
Jameson opens the door to the cell.
                                                            
                       JAMESON
All right. Who's gonna get
questioned first?
                                                            

26.

                       DAVID
I'll do it.
                                                            
David leaves the cell and follows Jameson.
                                                            
                       JASON (V.O.)
This story seems like it should
end here. The brothers will
continue to hate each other. But,
just wait. No, don't leave this
place!!!
                                                            
David walks through the hallway. Alex thinks for a moment
and grabs a stool.
                                                            
 
INT. QUESTIONING BOOTH - DAY
                                                            
Jameson sits at one end of a desk. David is at the other
end.
                                                            
                       JAMESON
So, Derek...
                                                            
                       DAVID
David.
                                                            
                       JAMESON
Dominic...
                                                            
                       DAVID
David.
                                                            
                       JAMESON
Dick...
                                                            
                       DAVID
I'm David!
                                                            
                       JAMESON
Right, David... why are you here?
                                                            
                       DAVID
I'm an innocent 10-year-old and
you're gonna let me go free?
                                                            
 
INT. JAIL CELL - DAY
                                                            
Alex grabs a stool and climbs near the vent.
                                                            
                       ANNA
Alex, what are you doing?
                                                            

27.

                       ALEX
Probably the stupidest thing I've
ever done in my life.
                                                            
 
INT. QUESTIONING BOOTH - DAY
                                                            
                       JAMESON
No. You stole $100,000,000 from
the U.S. Treasury and spent it all
on your stupid little antics.
WHERE IS THE MONEY?
                                                            
 
INT. VENTILATION - DAY
                                                            
Alex crawls through the vent until he sees a crack, noticing
the figures of David and Jameson. Jameson's gun is pointed
right at David's neck.
                                                            
 
INT. QUESTIONING BOOTH - DAY
                                                            
                       DAVID
I don't know!
                                                            
Alex crashes through the vent, much to the other two's
surprise.
                                                            
                       ALEX
He doesn't know what you're
talking about, and those damn
questioning techniques of yours
aren't gonna stop it.
                                                            
David is surprised to find that his brother who hasn't
really cared much about his family is coming to his aid.
                                                            
                       JAMESON
How in God's name did you get
here?
                                                            
                       ALEX
Well, when a mom and a dad love
each other very much, then that's
when the dad's di...
                                                            
                       JAMESON
Okay, I don't wanna know. The
point is... what's your name
again, Arnold?
                                                            

28.

                       ALEX
Alex.
                                                            
                       JAMESON
I don't care, Adam. Your brother
won't tell me where the money is.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Look, we spent all the money. We
already told you. We didn't know
who it was from. All we did was
spend it.
                                                            
                       JAMESON
That's unfortunate. Well, too bad.
                                                            
Jameson threatens the kids by pointing a gun at them.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Run, David!
                                                            
The two brothers run out of the room, grabbing Jameson's
keys.
                                                            
 
EXT. JAIL CELL - DAY
                                                            
Alex turns the key to their cell and lets Anna out.
                                                            
                       ALEX
COME ON! The cops are after us!
                                                            
They all run out of the prison while being chased by
Jameson.
                                                            
 
EXT. SIDEWALK B - DAY
                                                            
Alex, Anna, and David run from the cops. They manage to
steal motorcycles from the front parking lot. Jameson
follows them in his car. Reggie tries to wave to Alex.
                                                            
                       REGGIE
Hey, man! What's going on?
                                                            
                       ALEX
Can't talk, Reggie. Trying to save
my life here!
                                                            
Jameson shoots a bullet at the kids, but misses by a couple
inches. That bullet hits the glass doors of Central Park
Middle School. When Jameson shoots again, the bullet hits
David's back tire.
                                                            

29.

                       DAVID
He's trying to shoot me down!
                                                            
                       JAMESON
      (thinking to
       himself)
Just like old times, huh, buddy?
                                                            
David's motorcycle begins to overturn.
                                                            
                       DAVID
      (in slow motion)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                                            
                       ALEX
      (also in slow
       motion)
Shut up, dude! Come on!
                                                            
The kids run inside the school and make their escape.
                                                            
 
INT. SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
Alex and David run through a shot window, only to have run
into Randy and his goons.
                                                            
                       RANDY
Oh, man. I never thought I'd run
into you guys.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Who are you? What do you want with
us?
                                                            
                       RANDY
You have my money. I want it back.
                                                            
                       DAVID
We don't have it.
                                                            
                       RANDY
Really? That's unfortunate. But
someone has to die, of course...
                                                            
He grabs Anna and points his gun to her head.
                                                            
                       ANNA
OH YOU LITTLE SON OF A BI...
                                                            
Will slaps her to make her be quiet.
                                                            

30.

                       ANNA
      (cont'd)
You've been lying to me this whole
time!
                                                            
                       RANDY
Anna, I'm a hardened criminal. One
needs to keep secrets. Take her
away, boys.
                                                            
Will and the rest of Randy's goons bring Anna away to a
different room.
                                                            
                       ALEX
What are you gonna do to her? TELL
ME!
                                                            
                       RANDY
I would expect you to be aware.
That's the chemistry room with a
bomb inside it.
                                                            
Alex's face, along with David's, shows that they know what
will happen.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Oh, my God. You're gonna destroy
the bomb... with the chemicals.
                                                            
                       RANDY
There we go, you little smart-ass.
The bomb and the chemicals will
explode. Anna will be dead, unless
you manage to reveal your guilt.
                                                            
                       DAVID
WAIT!
                                                            
                       RANDY
What the hell is it?
                                                            
                       DAVID
We wanna do something before you
kill her.
                                                            
Alex is aware of David's suggestion. They begin to do a very
skilled rendition of Napoleon Dynamite's dance, complete
with everything. Randy gets bored and walks away. So does
David.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Some plan of yours.
                                                            

31.

                       WILL
Come on, boy. Let's just kill you
and get it over with.
                                                            
Right before Will pulls the trigger on his gun, Alex dives
to the ground. The bullet hits a goon.
                                                            
                       THUG
Is he dead?
                                                            
                       WILL
I don't think so...
                                                            
Alex jumps up and dives, rolling around the floor while
shots are being fired. He jumps up, kicks a man in the shin,
grabs his gun, and shoots him.
                                                            
                       WILL
You can't hide forever!
                                                            
Alex knocks everyone unconcious and runs away.
                                                            
 
INT. EMPTY HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
David runs through the room until a voice can be heard.
                                                            
                       RANDY
You snuck away from my thugs. I
guess I oughta kill them when I
get out.
                                                            
                       DAVID
What do you want with me?
                                                            
                       RANDY
I want you to die.
                                                            
David becomes pinned to the ground while Randy has a gun
pointed at his neck.
                                                            
                       RANDY
Finally. I've got your sorry
little ass right where I want you.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Let go of me!
                                                            
                       RANDY
Why would I want to? Things got
interesting now! I'm gonna let you
meet the same fate as that
son-of-a-bitch cop and your
            (MORE)

32.

                       RANDY (cont'd)
son-of-a-bitch brother.
                                                            
                       DAVID
My brother? You knew my brother?
                                                            
                       RANDY
Of course! Only problem is, I was
the last person to see him in a
couple years. Can you explain
that?
                                                            
A slight pause as David lets the truth sink in.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Because... you killed him.
                                                            
                       RANDY
My, my. We catch on pretty
quickly, don't we?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Why did you kill him?
                                                            
                       RANDY
He was a CIA agent and his last
mission was to kill me.
                                                            
 
INT. POWER PLANT - NIGHT
                                                            
NICK BENTLEY is standing in the middle of a power plant with
a gun pointed at Randy, who is not a few feet away from him.
                                                            
                       NICK
Randy McLaine. You've been a very
bad boy, young man. I'm afraid I'm
gonna have to kill you.
                                                            
                       RANDY
Yeah, well, I have no time for
bigmouths. If you absolutely have
to kill me, do it when you're
dead!
                                                            
Randy loads his gun and shoots Nick, who collapses to the
floor, dead. Meanwhile, above the plant, a helicopter wire
grabs Randy and brings him up. While rising, Randy grabs his
gun and shoots a nuclear area, destroying the power plant
while Randy is brought to safety.
                                                            
                       JASON (V.O.)
Oh, my God, what a sob story...
                                                            
 

33.

INT. EMPTY HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
                       DAVID
So, he's been dead all this time.
                                                            
                       RANDY
Get with the past, idiot. I'm
smarter than you think I may be.
Your brother is dead and no one
can ever stop me.
                                                            
David thinks for a moment that it's all over, but then
smirks a little.
                                                            
                       DAVID
My name is David. You killed my
brother. Prepare to die.
                                                            
He and Randy engage in battle. David unleashes some very
impressive stunts, but Randy's are just as good. After a few
minutes of battle, David becomes pinned to the ground, with
Randy pointing a gun at his neck.
                                                            
                       RANDY
It's over, kid. Tell me where the
money is, or I'll kill you, and if
you tell me, I'll kill you anyway.
                                                            
 
INT. WOOD SHOP - DAY
                                                            
Alex sneaks into the room and steals a piece of wood.
                                                            
 
INT. EMPTY HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
                       DAVID
I'm not gonna tell you anything.
                                                            
                       RANDY
Tough luck.
                                                            
 
INT. 2ND FLOOR HALL - DAY
                                                            
Alex runs through the hall, trying to find David.
                                                            
                       RANDY
      (cont'd)
Have you ever heard someone say
"the price is right?"
                                                            
 

34.

INT. NEARBY HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
Alex runs through the hall.
                                                            
 
INT. EMPTY HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
                       RANDY
      (cont'd)
Well, in a crime the cops think
you committed, the price is
death...
                                                            
 
INT. VERY CLOSE HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
Alex sneaks through, holding the wood.
                                                            
 
INT. EMPTY HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
                       RANDY
      (cont'd)
...and I'm about to kill you right
now, so, yeah... the price is
right.
                                                            
Just as Randy is about to pull the trigger, a loud thump is
heard. Randy is now knocked out, slumped to the floor,
revealing Alex holding the piece of wood.
                                                            
                       ALEX
I don't know why you and Anna are
related.
                                                            
Alex begins to notice David crying a little, in his loss.
                                                            
                       ALEX
      (cont'd)
Dude, what's wrong?
                                                            
                       DAVID
      (sniffle)
He's dead.
                                                            
                       ALEX
What? No, he's not. I just
knocked-
                                                            
                       DAVID
No, not Randy. Nick. He was
murdered.
                                                            

35.

                       ALEX
Sorry.
                                                            
                       DAVID
At least he's not in as much
trouble as your girlfriend, 'cause
then that's gonna be...
                                                            
Alex suddenly realizes Anna is in trouble and is facing
death.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Oh, my God! I gotta get out of
here!
                                                            
David grabs Randy's gun and throws it to Alex, who runs in
the direction of the science room.
                                                            
 
INT. SCIENCE ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Alex runs in the room to find Anna bound and gagged to a
chair. He runs in and becomes stopped by an oncoming THUG.
                                                            
                       THUG
Hey, where the hell are you-
                                                            
Alex shoots the thug before he can finish his sentence. He
quickly runs over to Anna.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Anna. Anna. Calm down. Oh, my God,
he tied you up good.
                                                            
He removes the gag and Anna begins to cough.
                                                            
                       ANNA
Alex. (sees blood on his face)
God, what did they do to you?
                                                            
                       ALEX
I'll explain everything on the way
out.
                                                            
He unties Anna from the chair. Then, he checks the bomb to
see how much time is left. The seconds decrease rapidly,
4:59... :58... :57... and so on.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Damn. We've got less than five
minutes to get out of here.
                                                            

36.

                       ANNA
Out of here? What's going on?
                                                            
                       ALEX
Look. Right over there is a little
bomb. It's gonna go off in 4 and a
half minutes and kill us unless we
can get outta here.
                                                            
                       ANNA
What? How do you know this?
                                                            
                       ALEX
Randy told me his whole plan.
We've got four minutes.
                                                            
They try to find a way out from the burning room. The clock
on the bomb slows down rapidly from :10... :9... :8... :7...
                                                            
                       ALEX
I got it!
                                                            
He shoots the wall. :3... :2... :1... :0. The bomb explodes.
Anna screams as they dive through the shattered glass wall.
They look back and see the remains of the room.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Class dismissed.
                                                            
 
EXT. MIDDLE SCHOOL OUTSIDE - DAY
                                                            
A helicopter with the label "H.G.4-19-1994" flies into the
lobby. Randy and Will are shown cuffed and muffled, being
stuffed into the back of a police car.
                                                            
                       RANDY
This isn't over, Bentleys! Do you
know who I am? I'm Randy J.
McLaine! I WILL COME BACK TO KILL
YOU!
                                                            
                       JAMESON
Yeah? I'm a female dog! A.K.A.
biotch you bastard!
                                                            
He closes the door and motions to the driver, telling the
car to start. The driver sees this and drives away.
                                                            
                       JASON (V.O.)
Now this is the kind of thing that
makes a movie interesting. The bad
guy always ends up in jail.
                                                            
 

37.

INT. MIDDLE SCHOOL LOBBY - DAY
                                                            
Alex and Anna are seen running through the halls with a few
cuts on their face from the explosion. Eventually, David
meets up with them.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Dude, where the hell have you
been? The cops are right outside-
                                                            
                       ALEX
Those guys are back? I told them
we were-
                                                            
                       DAVID
Well, next time, you probably
shouldn't interrupt me. They're
outside to congratulate us!
                                                            
As it turns out, many cops are standing in the doorway
applauding. Eventually, Jameson turns to the the kids.
                                                            
                       JAMESON
Which one of you fought him?
                                                            
                       DAVID
      (and Alex)
What?
                                                            
                       JAMESON
We were told in the police report
that someone fought Randy and
almost got shot.
                                                            
Alex steps up to take the credit.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Aw, c'mon guys, it was nothing,
but I would like to thank...
                                                            
                       JAMESON
      (holding a gun)
Listen, bub, we know you're lying.
                                                            
David steps forward.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Actually, it was me. Alex just
knocked him out with a piece of
wood.
                                                            
Jameson turns to David.
                                                            

38.

                       JAMESON
What's your name, kid?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Bentley. David Bentley.
                                                            
                       JAMESON
Well, Gessner, Daniel Gessner, the
country's proud of you... and
those two lovebirds over there.
                                                            
The camera turns to a brief moment where we see Alex and
Anna making out.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Dude, stop it! The cops are still
congratulating us!
                                                            
                       JAMESON
Well, either way, if there's
anything we can do for you, let us
know.
                                                            
A brief pause is shown as David thinks.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Well... there is one thing.
                                                            
 
EXT. CITY STREET - DAY
                                                            
Alex, David, and Anna are seen riding through the same
motorcycles they rode on earlier.
                                                            
 
EXT. BEACH - DAY
                                                            
David can be seen sitting on the beach. To his left are Alex
and Anna. They stare at each other for a short amount of
time until they kiss. A few seconds afterwards, David slaps
Alex, breaking the kiss and causing a chase. They hop on
their motorcycles and zoom off.
                                                            
                       JASON
Well, that's the end of the story.
Unless you absolutely love what
you see during the credits, get
out.
                                                            
Camera zooms out to the skyline until title card: Dedicated
to the memory of Walter Curtis (1919-2006). He will be
missed throughout the Gessner family.
                                                            

39.

                                         FADE TO BLACK.
                                                            
                                         ROLL END CREDITS.
                                                            
 
INT. MOVIE SET - DAY
                                                            
                       ANNOUNCER
And now, a message to the FBI.
                                                            
Camera angles in on Alex.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Hi, everyone. We all hoped you
liked the movie. We just want to
let you know that we used 100,000
hundred dollar bills in this
movie, and none of them were
harmed in the making of this
picture. Thank you for your time
and drive carefully.
                                                            
David can be seen walking in.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Hey, how come you get to say that
thing? I thought I was supposed to
say it!
                                                            
                       ALEX
Not really. See, I'm really Henry
Gessner and I wrote the script,
and it says...
                                                            
                       DAVID
What, you wanna go? Right now?
                                                            
                       ALEX
BRING IT ON!
                                                            
They wrestle across the ground. As they do so, a bell rings.
                                                            
                       PRODUCER
Okay, people! That's one hour for
lunch!
                                                            
Everyone in the crew walks out (note that Alex and David are
still fighting) adlibbing stuff like "Yeah! We got
doughnuts!" A door can be heard closing and the lights go
out.
                                                            

40.

                       ALEX (V.O.)
Hello? Hello? Hey, you locked us
out! Wait, let me try something.
                                                            
A SLAM noise can be heard.
                                                            
                       ALEX (V.O.)
      (cont'd)
YOU RETARDS! (sigh) You wanna find
some way to bust out of here and
grab some doughnuts?
                                                            
                       DAVID (V.O.)
Sure, I mean, we've got nothing
else to do, right?
                                                            


THE END


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From Alex Date 3/31/2007 *
it just was not good. i was often confused about their ages


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