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The Kingpin
by Delorean White (mygamebuckets@yahoo.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Drama   User Review: ****
As a boy, Junior's parents is murdered due to betrayl and Jealousy. He follows his fathers footsteps in becoming a drug lord only to find out who killed his parents.


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FADE IN:

INT. HOUSE. GAME ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Two men sit at a pool table filled with money. JOHN
WILLIAMS, a middle aged black male with a calm face wearing
a gold Jesus medallion, grabs a stack of money and inserts
it into the currency machine and presses the button. CHINO,
an average built man wearing a black shirt appears to be
early thirties, counts through money manually and then jots
numbers on paper.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (Counting Money)
What you got on that side?
                                                            
Chino separates the cash on his side.
                                                            
                       CHINO
I got three hundred and forty
thousand on this side and I'm
still counting.
                                                            
Chino writes the amounts on a piece of paper. John grabs the
cash out the machine, twist a rubber band around it, and
sets it to the side.
                                                            
                       JOHN
So far I got four hundred and
fifty eight thousand here.
                                                            
The machine BEEPS and John grabs the money, twisting a
rubber band around it and throws it into a bag.
                                                            
                       JOHN
You know Larry over there off
Florence and Log Cabin?
                                                            
                       CHINO
What about him?
                                                            
                       JOHN
His fucking spot got hit by a few
of them stick up kids from the
eastside a couple of days ago.
                                                            
Chino's attention is taken by John's allegations. He looks
guilty.
                                                            

2.

                       CHINO
Stick up kids? That's why I be
saying not to really fuck with
them new niggas.
                                                            
                       JOHN
What's him being new got to do
with it? Besides, you was new
before.
                                                            
Chino throws his hand at John and continues counting.
                                                            
                       JOHN (Cont'd)
Besides, I can't really be holding
out. I mean shit, it's money out
there. And...
                                                            
                       CHINO
The more workers holding your
package, the more money landing in
your hands.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Right on time baby.All I know is
they better get it tight round
there or niggas won't be eatin'.
                                                            
                       CHINO
While I was out of town, I heard
they got raided over there.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Yeah. They be having them hoes
bagging up. One of them was
probably Po Po.
                                                            
                       CHINO
What!?
                                                            
                       JOHN
Yeah. All kinds of traffic running
in and out the house just making
the joint hot.
                                                            
John puts some money in the machine and presses the button.
                                                            
                       JOHN (CONT'D)
I can't run his business for him
but he better not fuck that money
up or I'm gonna have me a body.
                                                            
Chino CHUCKLES.
                                                            

3.

                       CHINO
You crazy.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Shit is crazy. You know I don't be
going for that bullshit.
      (beat)
Don't got enough money for a
lawyer so they start snitching.
                                                            
John grabs the money out the machine and ties it with a
rubber band tosses it into a brown moving box on the floor.
                                                            
                       JOHN
I'm trying to live like a king,
while these goofy motherfuckers is
chasing these bitches.
      (looking around)
I'm done over here. What you got
now...
                                                            
There is a KNOCK at the door drawing there attention. John
yells at the door.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Who is it? Who is that?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR (O.S.)
It's me dad.
                                                            
                       JOHN
What you want, Junior?
                                                            
The double doors slide open revealing JUNIOR, a black
teenage male wearing jeans and a white t-shirt.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Can we go to Coney Island?
                                                            
Junior stares at the pool table in shock. John walks around
the pool table to Junior blocking his view.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Boy, what I tell you about just
barging your ass in here while i'm
in here?
                                                            
beat
                                                            
                       JOHN
If I don't tell you to come in
then you don't come in. Now what
you want?
                                                            

4.

Junior is stuck in a daydream. John looks at Chino who is
leering.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Junior!
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
      (still in shock)
Huh!
                                                            
                       JOHN
What did you want?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I wanted to know if I can go to
Coney Island.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Yeah.
                                                            
Junior looks over toward the pool table and then at Chino,
noticing his smile. Junior's face slips into a slight frown.
                                                            
                       CHINO
John, I didn't know you had a kid.
      (to Junior)
I'm Chino. your dad don't got
manners.
                                                            
Chino GIGGLES. John pats his pockets for money.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Shut up!
                                                            
John lifts his shirt and reveals two stacks of money. He
pulls one out and rips the rubber band off. He counts
through some bills and give it Junior.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Here. And bring me back some chili
cheese fries.
      (to Chino)
You hungry?
                                                            
                       CHINO
I'm good.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (to Junior)
Hurry back. We need to talk.
                                                            
Junior glances at Chino and then exits the room. John slides
the doors closed.
                                                            

5.

                       CHINO
How old is he?
                                                            
                       JOHN
Seventeen.
                                                            
                       CHINO
Yeah?
                                                            
                       JOHN
Yeah. Today, Gloria found a pack
of condoms when she was cleaning
his room.
                                                            
                       CHINO
The birds and the bees, huh?
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (smiling)
Yeah. I gotta talk to him.
                                                            
                       CHINO
Yeah, because if you don't there
is always his friends he can learn
from.
                                                            
                       JOHN
That's what i'm worried about.
                                                            
INT. LIVING ROOM
                                                            
Junior grabs his jacket off the sofa forcing his arms
through the sleeves. GLORIA, a slim attractive woman treads
lightly down the stairs. She looks disgusted.
                                                            
                       GLORIA
Where do you think you are going
at this time of night?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Coney Island.
                                                            
                       GLORIA
Who told you that you can go, your
daddy?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Yes.
                                                            
Gloria looks disappointed.
                                                            
                       GLORIA
Did he talk to you yet?
                                                            

6.

                       JUNIOR
Talk to me about what?
                                                            
Gloria pulls out a box of condoms from her shirt pocket.
                                                            
                       GLORIA
These.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Why would he want to talk to me
about his condoms?
                                                            
                       GLORIA
Boy, don't play with me! These
ain't his condoms. I was cleaning
your room today and found them.
                                                            
Junior looks embarrassed. He looks away from Gloria.
                                                            
                       GLORIA
What do you have to say now?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Those ain't mine those are...
                                                            
Gloria swings her hand and hit Junior's head.
                                                            
                       GLORIA
Don't you ever lie to me again.
Where did you get them from and
why do you got them?
                                                            
Junior's head drops.
                                                            
                       GLORIA
Me and you are going to finish
this conversation later on. Hurry
your butt back here.
                                                            
Junior storms out of the door and slams it. Gloria stares at
the condoms looking puzzled.
                                                            
                       GLORIA
      (to herself)
What am I going to do with that
boy?
                                                            
LAUGHTER echo from the game room, grabbing her attention.
                                                            
 

7.

INT. GAME ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
                       CHINO
I'm about to get out of here, but
when I hear something I'll
definitely let you know, aight?
                                                            
                       JOHN
Do that for me will ya?
                                                            
                       CHINO
F'sho.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Okay.
                                                            
Chino pulls back the door and walks by Gloria.
                                                            
                       CHINO
See you later, Gloria.
                                                            
Gloria doesn't acknowledge him walking into the game room.
                                                            
                       GLORIA
You said you would talk to him.
                                                            
John tosses money into the box, looking up at her. Gloria
waves the condoms.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Don't you see I'm busy?
                                                            
                       GLORIA
It seems like you always got time
for this shit, but you slide your
son off to the side.
                                                            
John ignores her and starts counting money. He wraps a
rubber band around the stack and throws it in the bag.
Gloria stumps out.
                                                            
                       GLORIA
It's like he don't even exist.
                                                            
John rises from the pool table in chase of her.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Wait! Wait. C'mon now.
                                                            
                       GLORIA
No, because I'm sick of your shit!
                                                            

8.

                       JOHN
I was going to talk to him when he
got back.
                                                            
John walks behind Gloria and hugs her tightly by the waist.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Are you alright?
                                                            
                       GLORIA
No! No i'm not alright, John.
                                                            
Gloria, angrily shakes out of his hold.
                                                            
                       JOHN
What now?
                                                            
Gloria turns around to him.
                                                            
                       GLORIA
You need to start spending more
time with your son.
                                                            
                       JOHN
I promise you I am.
                                                            
                       GLORIA
You always say that. Then you find
a way out of spending time with
him. You don't care.
                                                            
                       JOHN
I be busy.
                                                            
                       GLORIA
So what? This morning, I found a
pack of condoms under his pillow.
He ain't ready for that yet.
                                                            
                       JOHN
When is he supposed to be ready,
when he's fifty? Our son is a
teenager. He's handsome...
                                                            
Gloria looks disgusted.
                                                            
                       JOHN (CONT'D)
He's all state in basketball and
girls like 'em. All we doing is
making a big deal for nothing.
                                                            
Gloria rolls her eyes and folds her arms.
                                                            

9.

                       GLORIA
How is our son having sex not a
big deal?
                                                            
                       JOHN
Because he's already made the wise
choice by using condoms. So what
that mean?
                                                            
beat
                                                            
                       JOHN
That means we're doing our job as
parents. You and me both. I love
you and him.
                                                            
Gloria blushes. John smiles, pulling her close to him. They
french kiss for a beat. They then stare into each others
eyes while John rubs her hair.
                                                            
                       JOHN
When he gets back I'm gonna talk
to him.
                                                            
 
EXT. BASKETBALL COURT. PARK - NIGHT
                                                            
Spotlights illuminate the full length basketball court.
Junior passes the ball to John, who launches a jump-shot
from behind the arc. With perfection, the ball hits nothing
but net.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Son, I remember I used to be up
till three or four in the morning.
Just balling.
                                                            
John receives the ball, releasing another shot. The ball
just rims in.
                                                            
                       JOHN (CONT'D)
Our team was so good. We did a
three peat. From my sophomore year
to my senior year.
                                                            
The ball hits the rim hard and John chases his rebound.
Junior moves behind the arc.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What happened your freshman year?
                                                            

10.

                       JOHN
I wasn't on varsity yet. But I
average forty on Junior Varsity.
                                                            
Junior takes a dribble, setting his feet. He then releases
the ball with perfect rotation hitting all net. He receives
another pass and releases, hitting all net again.
                                                            
                       JOHN (CONT'D)
I often wondered what life would
be like if I kept at it. But your
grandmother needed my help.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Why?
                                                            
                       JOHN
She was struggling. Plus, by that
time she had moved from Georgia up
here. Leon was into all kinds of
shit.
                                                            
John looks disappointed.
                                                            
                       JOHN (CONT'D)
But every since she died I've been
trapped in this business.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Don't worry, dad. I'll make it to
the league for us.
                                                            
They CHUCKLE
                                                            
                       JOHN
I'm glad I did come home or I
probably wouldn't have met your
mother. Then what?
                                                            
Junior shrugs
                                                            
                       JOHN (CONT'D)
You probably wouldn't be here.
                                                            
John chuckles. He then shuffles toward Junior.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Your mother was a little upset
about those condoms.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
A little?
                                                            

11.

                       JOHN
Okay, she was hella pissed. Me,
personally, I wasn't mad.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Why is that?
                                                            
                       JOHN
Because, I remember what it's like
to be seventeen. An athlete on top
of that.
                                                            
beat
                                                            
                       JOHN
I was proud to see that you
actually bought some condoms. A
lot of kids your age don't.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Don't worry, I'm on top of it.
                                                            
                       JOHN
You on top of it, huh? You just
make sure it stays that way. You
got a future ahead of you.
                                                            
He dribbles the ball some.
                                                            
                       JOHN (CONT'D)
Them little fast tailed girls
ain't going nowhere. But they will
make sure you don't either, ya
hear?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Yes. Dad can I ask you something?
                                                            
                       JOHN
What's that?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Why don't uncle Leon come over to
the house no more?
                                                            
                       JOHN
Your uncle and I, we disagreed on
some things. No big deal.You
understand loyalty?
                                                            
Junior shrugs
                                                            

12.

                       JUNIOR
Sure. I think.
                                                            
                       JOHN
What you know?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Loyalty. Never crossing your
friends. Not backstabbing.
                                                            
                       JOHN
In a general sense, that's right.
But loyalty is way deeper then
that.
                                                            
beat
                                                            
                       JOHN (CONT'D)
If you choose a path, you stick
with it. Just make sure you choose
the right path, ya here?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Yes.
                                                            
                       JOHN
That's what make a man, a man.
Prepare for the hard times because
they are always near.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Was uncle Leon disloyal?
                                                            
John looks away, leering. He takes a deep breath.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Nah. He just made a bad decision
that's all.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What?
                                                            
                       JOHN
Nothing. All you need to do is
keep playing ball. Me and your
mother will worry about the hard
stuff.
                                                            
 

13.

INT. HOMELESS MISSIONARY - DAY
                                                            
Many homeless men, women, and children stand in line to get
food.
                                                            
- A woman lays on her roll away bed wrapped in her blanket,
asleep.

- A man unloads his bags, setting his space with his
remains.

- Homeless people cover the dinner tables to the point where
it's very little room.

- Bums lay on their beds asleep
                                                            
Junior sits alone, looking depressed and not making eye
contact with anyone. SAINT, a teenage boy wearing ripped
dingy clothes, converses with two other bums glancing over
at Junior.
                                                            
Junior lays stiff on his fold up bed staring at the wall.
Saint stands over Junior blocking his vision and appears to
be upside down.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Hey!
                                                            
Startled, Junior jumps to his feet. He grimaces Saint.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What?
                                                            
                       SAINT
I was about to go to Belle Isle.
Wanna go?
                                                            
Junior shrugs
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I...I guess so.
                                                            
                       HOMELESS BOY
Cool. I'm Saint.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I'm John. You can just call me
Junior.
                                                            
 

14.

EXT. RIVER BANK. BELLE ISLE - DAY
                                                            
Junior sits on the edge of the bank while Saint stands next
to him watching the sun.
                                                            
                       SAINT
You know John, I never thought
that I would be living this bad.
Not that I was rich before this.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What you talking about?
                                                            
Saint picks up a rock and throws it into the river.
                                                            
                       SAINT
My mom left me with a drug dealer
named LUNCH when I was a kid.
                                                            
The silence is mutual between the two for a beat.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What about your dad?
                                                            
                       SAINT
My dad?
                                                            
Saint LAUGHS. Junior stares at Saint puzzled.
                                                            
                       SAINT
I never met him. My mom never
talked about him except for once.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What did she say?
                                                            
                       SAINT
She said that he died in the army.
                                                            
Saint skips a rock across the water.
                                                            
                       SAINT
But, I didn't believe her. One
time I was playing in the hallway
and I over heard her on the phone.
                                                            
Saint throws another rock.
                                                            
                       SAINT
She was arguing and yelling, 'come
and see him sometimes'. But I
didn't know what she was talking
about at the time.
                                                            

15.

                       JUNIOR
And the drug dealer?
                                                            
                       SAINT
What about him? All he did was use
me as a punching bag whenever him
and his friends got high.
                                                            
INT.DOPE HOUSE(FLASHBACK)
                                                            
LUNCH,a very heavy set man punches Saint, a small kid then,
in the face, causing him to fall to his knees and hands.
Lunch and his friends start LAUGHING. Lunch puffs a blunt
exhaling smoke.
                                                            
EXT. RIVER BANK (PRESENT DAY)
                                                            
                       SAINT
I was only ten when that happened.
So I ended up running away and
been on my own since.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
You was only ten!?
                                                            
                       SAINT
Yep.
                                                            
Junior looks puzzled.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I was still playing with Power
Rangers and stuff.
                                                            
Saint stares over at Windsor. Junior looks concerned.
                                                            
                       SAINT
I always sit here and daydream
about going over there while I
skip rocks across the river.
                                                            
Junior looks toward Windsor.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Windsor? You ain't never been to
Windsor?
                                                            
                       SAINT
So you've been?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
My parents took me a few times.
                                                            

16.

                       SAINT
I'm gonna go one day.
                                                            
 
EXT. HOMELESS MISSIONARY - NIGHT
                                                            
The line of homeless people stretches down the street as
they wait outside for the missionary's doors to open.
                                                            
Saint and Junior wait in line. Saint blazes a cigarette,
blowing smoke in Junior's face. Junior COUGHS.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
      (still coughing)
Damn, man! Why you smoke
cigarettes?
                                                            
Saint tries to pass Junior the cigarette.
                                                            
                       SAINT
You wanna hit it? Here you go.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
      (scrunching)
That shit stinks.
                                                            
It's silent between the two a beat. Saint exhale the smoke.
                                                            
                       SAINT
I got a plan to get some quick
money. You down?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What is it?
                                                            
                       SAINT
You remember that drug dealer I
was staying with?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Lunch.
                                                            
                       SAINT
When I was there I use to see him
bring money into the house.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Hell n'all! If he catches us,
he'll definitely kill us.
                                                            
                       SAINT
He ain't gonna catch us.
                                                            

17.

                       JUNIOR
I don't know.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Trust me on this.
                                                            
 
EXT. LUNCH'S HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Saint creeps up to the house followed by Junior. Saint looks
into the house through a window.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What you see?
                                                            
                       SAINT
It's the kitchen. Looks clear to
me.
                                                            
As Saint peeks inside, the kitchen light pops on. Lunch
enters with a bag and sits at the table. He opens a lunch
container and starts eating.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Oh shit! It's him.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Let's go.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Wait!
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What?
                                                            
                       SAINT
We can go in through the basement
window.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Hell n'all man, let's go...
                                                            
                       SAINT
C'mon man, stop acting like a
bitch! Let's go.
                                                            
Saint creeps to the window while Junior follows with his
head on a swivel.
                                                            
                       SAINT
You ready?
                                                            

18.

Junior nods. Saint tugs on the window, pulling it up hard
enough to open it and not make noise.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Let's go.
                                                            
Saint climbs in to a dark basement, quietly landing on his
feet. Junior follows, struggling to climb through. Saint
helps him.
                                                            
                       SAINT
      (whispering loud)
C'mon
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I'm trying.
                                                            
Junior falls into the
                                                            
INT. BASEMENT
                                                            
They both stand stiff and silent for a beat.
                                                            
                       SAINT
C'mon.
                                                            
They see a desk and a file cabinet.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Check that desk. I'll check this
file cabinet.
                                                            
Saint rambles through the cabinet, contacting only empty
boxes. He encounters one box pulling out .22 caliber pistol.
Junior rambles through the desk drawer.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Damn.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Found something!
                                                            
Junior holds up an envelope.
                                                            
                       SAINT
See what's in it.
                                                            
Junior rips the envelop seal emptying the contents onto the
floor. Saint grabs the money.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Hell yeah.
                                                            

19.

Saint flips through the bills.
                                                            
The door opens at the top of the basement steps. The boys
begins stuffing things back into the cabinets, closing the
doors and drawer. They hide under the stairs.
                                                            
FOOT STEPS descend the stairs and stops at the base. A light
comes on. It's Lunch. He opens the file cabinet door,
searching through it.
                                                            
                       LUNCH
      (to himself)
I thought he said it was down
here?
                                                            
Lunch checks at the surroundings and notices the window
plopped open.
                                                            
                       LUNCH
Damn, why the window open? These
niggas is careless.
                                                            
Lunch tends to the window. Saint whips out the pistol.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
      (whispering)
Where you get that?
                                                            
                       SAINT
C'mon
                                                            
The boys slide from under the stairs. Lunch closes the
window and locks it. He turns around and is startled. Saint
grips the pistol tight aiming it. Junior braces himself.
                                                            
                       LUNCH
What the fuck is y'all doing in my
house?
                                                            
                       SAINT
I see you don't remember me, huh?
                                                            
Lunch stares hard into his face. A smirk breaks his cold
stare.
                                                            
                       LUNCH
I remember you. Your Diane's son.
What happened to you? Me and the
boys missed you.
                                                            
Lunch eases forward.
                                                            

20.

                       SAINT
Stop moving!
                                                            
Lunch stops in his tracks. Junior has a cold look on his
face.
                                                            
                       LUNCH
Or what? You don't even know what
to do with that.
                                                            
Lunch charges at them and Saint FIRES off TWO SHOTS into his
chest. Lunch drops. Junior stands over the corpse, stunned.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Let's get outta here.
                                                            
Saint takes off running but notices Junior is stuck.
                                                            
                       SAINT
C'mon let's go!
                                                            
Saint grabs him.
                                                            
 
EXT. ABANDONED HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Saint puffs his cigarette and exhales smoke.
                                                            
                       SAINT
That little lick we hit was cool.
We should be straight for a good
little minute too, huh?
                                                            
Saint notices Junior's poker face.
                                                            
                       SAINT
You alright? You been quiet since
we got here.
                                                            
Junior doesn't respond. It is silent a long beat. Saint
puffs the cigarette glancing at the surroundings.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
We need to do something.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Do something? Something like what?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
We here worried about a small
lick. But we still have to go back
to the hell hole.
                                                            

21.

                       SAINT
Not tonight we don't.
                                                            
Saint flashes the money.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What about after it runs out?
                                                            
Saint shrugs
                                                            
                       JUNIOR (CONT'D)
I got an idea. We going to see my
uncle tomorrow.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Your uncle? I thought you said you
didn't have no family?
                                                            
 
EXT. EVELYN'S PARTY STORE - DAY
                                                            
Three men stand outside of the store, all are conversing and
appears to be having a good time. Junior and Saint
approaches them at a slow pace.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Y'all no where I can find Leon?
                                                            
The attention from the three dudes is drawn toward Junior.
One man, is tall and heavy set walks forward wearing black
jeans and black shades. It's BIG HECTOR.
                                                            
                       HECTOR
N'all we don't know no Leon,
little nigga. Now get the fuck out
of here.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Big Lee. Do y'all know him?
                                                            
                       HECTOR
Little nigga, who sent you?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Nobody. That's my uncle.
                                                            
                       HECTOR
Lee don't know no damn bum ass
kids.
                                                            
                       SAINT
How the fuck you know?
                                                            

22.

                       HECTOR
Because I said so.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Fuck you, bitch!
                                                            
                       HECTOR
What?
                                                            
Hector begins to approach the boys. Saint quickly whips out
a .22 handgun. Hector along with the other two guys all pull
out pistols.
                                                            
                       HECTOR
Put that fucking gun down!
                                                            
                       SAINT
Come make me put it down.
                                                            
A casually dressed fairly handsome man, appearing to be in
his thirties, walks out of the store with a slight hunch in
his posture. It's LEON WILLIAMS
                                                            
                       LEON
What's going on?
                                                            
                       HECTOR
You know these little niggas?
                                                            
Leon looks confused. He stares into Junior's eyes for a beat
and then he recognizes him.
                                                            
 
INT. LIVING ROOM - DAY
                                                            
The living room is decorated very finely. Leon stands at his
portable mini bar fixing a drink.
                                                            
                       LEON
You know, this whole time I
thought you were dead. Where have
you been?
                                                            
Leon sips the drink. Junior is slouched on the sofa.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I was at the Homeless Missionary
downtown.
                                                            
                       LEON
So why are you just now coming to
see me?
                                                            

23.

                       JUNIOR
I don't know. I just thought
that... I don't know.
                                                            
Leon sips his drink.
                                                            
                       LEON
You know how long I have been
grieving?
      (beat)
And all you got to say is "I don't
know?"
                                                            
Junior shrugs, searching for words.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
You and dad wasn't speaking to
each other.
                                                            
Leon turns and stares at Junior. He looks disappointed. Leon
RAISES his voice.
                                                            
                       LEON
What that gotta do with you,
Junior!? Shit, me and your dad is
men. Men go through their shit.
                                                            
Leon downs the drink.
                                                            
                       LEON
That's my brother and your his
baby boy. If that means taking you
in then that's what it is.
                                                            
Leon walks to the bar sets the glass down.
                                                            
                       LEON
Me and your daddy done been
through a lot of shit.
      (beat)
I just never thought I'd see him
gone. Damn!
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Unk, I understand what my father
was into. He hustled for me and
momma. To put me through school.
      (beat)
But what now because he ain't here
no more.
                                                            
                       LEON
Take a ride with me.
                                                            

24.

EXT/INT. STREETS. CAR - DAY
                                                            
The clean, black, Brougham Cadillac speeds down the inner
city road. Big Hector drives, while Leon smokes a joint in
the passenger seat. Junior stares out of the backseat window
at the
                                                            
SERIES OF SHOTS
                                                            
-Four black guys stand posted outside a liquor store.

-Dope fiends walk the streets, dressed very roguish and
dirty and old looking.

-The car turns onto a residential street.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Unk, where we going?
                                                            
Leon exhales smoke.
                                                            
                       LEON
You'll see when we get there. You
wanna hit this?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I'm straight.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Pass that motherfucker here.
                                                            
Leon smiles.
                                                            
                       LEON
That's my nigga. What's your name,
little man?
                                                            
                       SAINT
Saint.
                                                            
                       LEON
Like Latter day Saint? Like
Church?
                                                            
Leon, with out looking, passes the joint back to Saint.
Saint takes a massive hit of the weed. Junior continues to
stare out the window.
                                                            
-Vacant and rundown houses are shown consecutively in a row.

-Dope fiends stand on the side of a rundown house, one
lighting a pipe and putting it to her mouth.


25.

-A Drug dealer sits on the steps of a vacant house while a
dope fiend approaches him.

(END "STREETS" MONTAGE)
                                                            
The Brougham Cadillac continues down the road.
                                                            
                       LEON
You see that shit we just passed
through. That's Highland Park.
                                                            
Saint puffs the joint.
                                                            
                       SAINT
      (blowing out smoke)
Damn! I heard back in the day,
Highland Park used to be nice.
                                                            
Big Hector and Leon LAUGH for a beat. Leon receives the
joint.
                                                            
                       LEON
Yeah it used to be.
                                                            
Leon puffs the blunt.
                                                            
                       LEON (CONT'D)
That's until the white girl stole
the show.
                                                            
                       SAINT
What?
                                                            
                       LEON
Crack. It really fucked the city
up.
                                                            
Leon smiles and looks out of the window.
                                                            
                       LEON
I remember a time where blacks
weren't even allowed to cross into
the city limits, without getting
harassed by those racist ass cops.
                                                            
                       HECTOR
The wealthy plant workers lived
here, too.
                                                            
                       LEON
Yep. I almost forgot about the
plant workers.
                                                            

26.

Leon stares at Junior through the rear view mirror.
                                                            
                       LEON
Times have changed. Now, those
same plant workers are loosing
their whole lives to that girl.
                                                            
beat
                                                            
                       LEON (CONT'D)
Hell, even the doughnut cravers
dishonor their badge. Extorting
dealers and all kinds of shit.
                                                            
Leon CHUCKLES. Junior and Saint look at each other, both
cringing their faces.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
So where we going, Unk?
                                                            
The car turns onto another residential street. The street
sign reads "PASADENA". The Cadillac cruises the street,
passing by some projects where kids are playing double dutch
in the parking lot of the projects. The car slowly pulls to
the side of the street and parks.
                                                            
                       SAINT
      (looking around)
Where we at?
                                                            
                       LEON
We in the Township.
                                                            
A frail scowl faced guy wearing sweats and a T-Shirt with
his head on a swivel, stands on the corner.
                                                            
                       HECTOR
Mason! Come here.
                                                            
Mason walks slowly toward the car.
                                                            
                       MASON
What's...good y'all
                                                            
                       HECTOR
Get in.
                                                            
                       MASON
Where we going?
                                                            
                       HECTOR
Just get your ass in the car!
                                                            

27.

Sweat drops tumble down Mason's forehead and he starts
shaking. He slowly shuffles to the car, swings the door
open, and slides into the car and slams the door.
                                                            
                       LEON
Mason, this is my nephew Junior
and his friend Saint.
                                                            
Mason relaxes.
                                                            
                       MASON
      (smiling)
What's going on, little niggas?
                                                            
Junior and Saint both nod.
                                                            
                       LEON
I thought I told you not to be out
here until you had my money?
                                                            
                       MASON
C'mon Lee. How was I supposed to
get the dough if I wasn't...
                                                            
                       LEON
Don't give me that shit. I gave
you a chance to pay off your debt
before and you fucked that up.
                                                            
Junior and Saint sit quietly, both looking concerned.
                                                            
                       LEON
Do you got my money, nigga!?
                                                            
                       MASON
Man, not yet I just gotta...
                                                            
Leon spins around from the front seat and FIRES off three
SHOTS, muffled by a silencer. Blood splashes all over Junior
and Saint. Saint SCREAMS. Saint and Junior is in shock,
staring at Mason. Mason's head is leaking blood. He is dead.
                                                            
                       LEON
C'mon. I gotta show y'all
something.
      (to Hectic)
Take care of this.
                                                            
                       HECTOR
Alright boss.
                                                            
 

28.

EXT. PASADENA - DAY
                                                            
Leon, Junior, and Saint stands on the PASADENA strip. The
boys appear to be in a out of it. Saint wipes blood off of
his face and wipes it on his clothes. Leon looks at them
noticing their facial expression.
                                                            
                       LEON
It's rules to this game. Some
people follow, some don't. The
ones that don't...
                                                            
He snickers
                                                            
                       LEON (CONT'D)
Well you seen the consequences.
                                                            
Leon reaches in his pocket and pulls out a pack of
cigarettes. Leon beats the pack and pulls one out. He
reaches in his jacket pocket whips out a lighter and stuffs
the cigarette pack in his coat pocket.
                                                            
Leon lights the cigarette and puffs.
                                                            
                       LEON
This is where y'all are gonna
work. The concrete jungle. Mason
couldn't handle it any way.
                                                            
beat
                                                            
                       LEON (CONT'D)
You pimp that white girl hard on
this strip and you'll see your
money stack, You hear me?
                                                            
The boys nod
                                                            
                       LEON
Save your money because you never
know when something may happen.
Don't be out here snitching.
                                                            
beat
                                                            
                       LEON (CONT'D)
If your money good, you shouldn't
have to. Don't blow your dough on
these bitches either, you hear me?
                                                            
The boys nod
                                                            

29.

                       LEON
It's money out here to be made,
all you need is the recipe.
                                                            
 
INT. HOTEL ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Junior stares at the window at the illuminated Detroit
skyline. Saint comes out of the bathroom wearing some
Pajamas.
                                                            
                       SAINT
This room is nice, huh?
                                                            
Junior continues to stare out the window in a daze.
                                                            
                       SAINT
What you looking at out there?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I'm gonna own this city one day.
You watch.
                                                            
                       SAINT
You talking crazy. Own Detroit?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Yeah!
                                                            
                       SAINT
Do you know how many people is
after that dream? From white
collar to criminal.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
They ain't dreaming big enough.
That's the reason half the niggas
don't make it anyway.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Whatever dude. I'm about to go to
sleep.
                                                            
Saint walks to his bed, pulls the cover back, and gets in.
Junior stares at him a beat.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
You do that.
                                                            
Junior looks back out the window at Windsor.
                                                            
 

30.

INT. PASADENA STRIP - DAY
                                                            
The strip is heavily populated

1) A dope fiend pulls up in a car and Saint runs to it and
does a hand to hand swap.

2) Kids walk in groups, conversing amongst each other.

3) Drug dealers shoot dice in the parking lot of the
projects

4) Two dope fiends sit on a curb.
                                                            
Junior stands on a corner, in some jeans and T-Shirt with
his hands in his pockets. A car pulls in front of him and
Junior runs to it.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What you looking for?
                                                            
                       BUYER
A dime.
                                                            
Junior reaches in his pocket and shakes the buyers hand.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Aiight, see you around.
                                                            
Junior walks toward the curb. He opens his hand revealing a
ten dollar bill. He stares at it with a smile and looks into
the sky for a beat. Then he walks to the curb looking down
the street for the next customer.
                                                            
 
EXT. PASADENA STRIP - DAY
                                                            
Crowds of people pack the strip. A dope dealer stands by a
garbage dumpster wearing all black, does a hand to hand with
a dope fiend. A dealer sprints to a beat up Chevy cavalier
and does a swap. Dope fiends sit on the street's curb
looking hopeless.
                                                            
SUPERIMPOSE: PASADENA STRIP, FIVE MONTHS LATER.
                                                            
 
INT. STASH HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Junior stares out the window looking impatient. A beat up
hoopty turns into the parking lot BLARING music. It turns
into a parking space in front of Junior's window. It's
Saint.
                                                            

31.

                       JUNIOR
      (to himself)
It's about time.
                                                            
There's a KNOCK at the door and Junior swings it open.
                                                            
                       SAINT
What up doe?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
      (looking at his
       watch)
What took you so long?
                                                            
                       SAINT
C'mon man. You know how I be
doing. I had a chick over to the
house.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Did you use a hat?
                                                            
                       SAINT
What the fuck is you, my dad now?
Hell yeah I used one. I still got
it on.
                                                            
Saint bursts into a CHUCKLE.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
      (smiling)
You crazy. So what's up?
                                                            
Saint slams the door.
                                                            
                       SAINT
I just got in touch with this
white guy that I met a while back.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Oh yeah?
                                                            
                       SAINT
He must got that cake because he
want me to sell him two birds.
                                                            
Saint gives Junior the bag.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
How much?
                                                            
                       SAINT
Sixty.
                                                            

32.

                       JUNIOR
You hit a lick.
                                                            
                       SAINT
I know. I told him to meet me over
here in about an hour.
                                                            
INT.BASEMENT.
                                                            
They descend the stairs into a dingy, very grimy looking
basement. Junior flips a picture off the wall revealing a
safe and configures the combination, popping open the safe
door. Money is revealed along with two kilos of cocaine.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
You lucked out. That's all I got
left.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Cool.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I gotta re-up. You about to dip
right now?
                                                            
                       SAINT
I'll be here for a good minute. I
told him I'll meet him in about a
hour.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Pete supposed to be dropping some
money off in a little bit so just
throw that shit up in the safe for
me.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Bet. What you got up for tonight?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I don't know. Why?
                                                            
                       SAINT
T-G-I-F nigga! We at Saint
Andrews, boy.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Damn, today is Friday. Puncho
throwing a party at Plan B
tonight.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Some older hoes, huh?
                                                            

33.

                       JUNIOR
Twenty one and up. He said me and
whoever I bring can get in. You
down?
                                                            
INT/EXT. CAR. STREETS - DAY
                                                            
MUSIC PLAYS. Junior pokes a button and the top folds down on
the mustang, as he speeds down the inner city road. He
passes JASMINE, a very attractive woman wearing an
outlandish hair style with a white shirt and a jean mini
skirt, who appears impatient. The mustang whips into a
parking lot and Junior exits and hides behind a light pole.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
      (Checking her
       watch)
Where is he?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR (O.S.)
      (yelling)
Hey girl!
                                                            
Jasmine continues looking in the opposite direction, not
acknowledging the voice.
                                                            
                       JOHN (O.S.)
      (Yelling)
Hey you, with the Miss
Frankenstein hair do.
                                                            
Jasmine realizes who's calling her and turns around but
doesn't see anyone and then she see's a body moving behind
the pole and power walks toward the it.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
      (smiling)
Would you stop playing so much?
                                                            
Junior steps from behind the pole LAUGHING.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Yeah but it's gonna cost you.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
How much do I owe you?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
A kiss and something to eat would
be fine.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
I'd rather you keep playing.
                                                            

34.

                       JUNIOR
      (smiling)
Okay, I see how you playing it.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
You know I'm just kidding baby. I
miss you...
                                                            
Jasmine and Junior hug each other with a passionate kiss to
follow.
                                                            
 
INT. CAR - DAY
                                                            
Junior drives while he holds Jasmine hand.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
I thought about you all day.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I was with Saint pretty much the
whole day.
                                                            
Jasmine looks disappointed.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
What y'all was doing? You better
not have been fucking with no
hoes! And I ain't playing neither.
                                                            
Junior LAUGHS.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
I know how he is.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Why every time I tell you I'm
chilling with Saint, you think I'm
messing around? Relax!
                                                            
He continues CHUCKLING
                                                            
                       JASMINE
It ain't funny.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Have I ever gave you a reason to
think I'm messing around?
                                                            
It's quiet a beat between the two as they ride.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
And when are you gonna stop that?
                                                            

35.

                       JUNIOR
Stop what?
                                                            
She stares at Junior with a look of contempt.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
C'mon how many times I gotta tell
you? When the time is right.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
You keep saying that. But really,
when is the right time?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Oh, come on. We been through this
a thousand times already. When the
time is right.
                                                            
Jasmine looks concerned.
                                                            
EXT/INT. MUSTANG
                                                            
The Mustang turns onto a residential street and parks in
front of a house.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Me an Rhonda was going to Plan B
tonight.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
That's cool. Saint was talking
about going so I might see y'all
in there.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
You watch yourself around him.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Listen, why don't you hook him up
with your girl.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
No. He a dog.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
She a freak. I should be telling
you to watch yourself around her.
                                                            
They kiss for a beat. Jasmine opens the passenger door and
slides out.
                                                            

36.

                       JUNIOR
And don't be showing to much ass
neither.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
      (smiling)
Shut up!
                                                            
Jasmine swings the door shut and runs into the house. The
mustang pulls off.
                                                            
 
EXT. LEON'S MANSION - NIGHT
                                                            
The Mustang turns into a huge circular driveway parking
behind a Land Rover. A White Bentley and a Lincoln Town car
is parked in front of the doorway. Junior shuffles toward
the porch and stops in front of the Bentley.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
      (to himself)
Damn.
                                                            
Junior steps onto the Porch and mash the doorbell.
                                                            
INT.THE MANSION
                                                            
The DOORBELL SOUNDS. A woman, light-skinned with her hair
done stylishly and dressed fancy, descends the stairs. It's
MARVINA. She looks out the peephole and opens the door.
                                                            
                       MARVINA
Hey, John!
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
      (Stepping inside)
Is my uncle here?
                                                            
                       MARVINA
He downstairs in his office. Go on
down.
                                                            
Marvina shuffles into the bathroom.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
You going out?
                                                            
                       MARVINA (O.C.)
Yeah. My girl throwing a party at
The Grand Central Lounge.
                                                            
 

37.

INT. OFFICE. LEON'S MANSION - DAY
                                                            
Hector enters the office.
                                                            
                       HECTOR
Boss man, It's Junior.
                                                            
                       LEON
Okay.
                                                            
Hector signals Junior into the office. Junior strolls in.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Unk, what's going on?
                                                            
                       LEON
      (Shaking Junior's
       hand)
You. Come on in here and have a
seat.
                                                            
Junior drops the bag on the desk and sits.
                                                            
                       LEON
I see you brought me a present.
                                                            
Leon shakes the bag.
                                                            
                       LEON
What's the occasion?
                                                            
They LAUGH
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Maintaining.
                                                            
                       LEON
Maintaining! I hear you. How much?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
One sixty.
                                                            
                       LEON
I see somebody's trying to be like
they uncle.
                                                            
Leon CHUCKLES
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
One day, maybe.
                                                            
                       LEON
You will don't worry.
                                                            

38.

                       JUNIOR
I'm gonna need you to front me
about ten bricks this time around,
Unk.
                                                            
                       LEON
Ten?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Yeah.
                                                            
                       LEON
You remember what I taught you?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Yeah. Never eat more than you can
stomach.
                                                            
                       LEON
Yeah so how you know you can
stomach that much?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
We ran through five bricks in less
than a week, the custos is there,
and my money stay on time.
                                                            
Junior shrugs
                                                            
                       LEON
You not ready.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I've been ready. I ain't got no
other choice.
                                                            
                       LEON
Trust me. When the time is right,
you'll blow.
                                                            
Junior looks disappointed
                                                            
                       LEON
C'mon, lets go outside.
      (to Hector)
Take care of this
                                                            
 
EXT. DRIVE WAY. LEON'S MANSION - NIGHT
                                                            
Leon walks up to the white Bentley and stares a beat.
                                                            

39.

                       LEON
So how you like her?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I seen it when I pulled up.
Where'd you go to get it?
                                                            
                       LEON
This Bentley dealership in Troy.
They was looking like,'what is
this nigger doing here?'
                                                            
They LAUGH
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
      (still chuckling)
Straight up?
                                                            
                       LEON
Yeah, you know how racist them
motherfuckers is in Troy.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Damn! This is serious.
                                                            
Junior stares at the Bentley in a daydream for a beat. Leon
notices Junior and smiles.
                                                            
                       LEON
You like this, huh?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Hell Yeah!
                                                            
                       LEON
Why you ain't got one yet?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I don't know.
                                                            
Leon puts a cigar to his mouth, light it and exhales smoke.
                                                            
                       LEON
I don't feel you can handle ten
bricks yet. I know you trying to
get paid and I ain't knockin that.
      (beat)
You gotta work your way up the
ladder. Keep putting it in and
I'll make sure you get paid.
                                                            
Junior nods
                                                            
 

40.

INT. PLAN B NIGHT CLUB - NIGHT
                                                            
The club is packed to capacity. Many people are on the dance
floor dancing fast pace to the music. Party goers surround
the bar all trying to get the bartenders attention at once.
                                                            
In walks Junior and Saint, both dressed flashy wearing gold
pieces of jewelry. They both over look the crowded dance
floor.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Damn! This bitch is packed.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
You ain't never lying.
                                                            
Two women cross their paths. One smiles and waves.
                                                            
                       SAINT
I'll be back.
                                                            
Saint chases after the girls. Junior looks over to the bar
spotting PUNCHO, a tall black guy dressed casually, talking
to a woman. Junior shuffles toward the bar making his way
through a crowd of people.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Always up to no good, huh?
                                                            
Puncho recognizes the voice and turns around.
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
Young boy!
                                                            
Junior and Puncho shakes hands followed by a hug.
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
Damn boy, I haven't seen you in a
good minute. Where you been at?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
You know how it go.
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
Yes I do. C'mon, let's rap
upstairs.
      (to the girl)
Don't go no where, I'll be right
back.
                                                            
Jasmine and Rhonda sit at a booth. Jasmine is nursing a
glass of champagne while Rhonda scour the room.
                                                            

41.

                       RHONDA
Girl, it's some cuties in here.
                                                            
The music shifts to a different song. Rhonda snap her
fingers and nods to the music.
                                                            
                       RHONDA
This my jam.
                                                            
Jasmine takes another sip watching Junior and Puncho walking
off the elevator. Jasmine stares at them a beat and turns
away. Junior and Puncho sit at the bar.
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
I've been hearing some shit about
your uncle.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Like what?
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
You remeber BOOK?
                                                            
Junior nod
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
I guess Leon supposedly had owed
him some money before he got
caught up and went in.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
So what he talking about?
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
Something about taking what's
rightfully his.
                                                            
Puncho sips his drink.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Unk ain't never owed him no money.
                                                            
Puncho shrugs
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
You know that nigga snitched on
one of them niggas in jail. That's
how he got an early release.
                                                            
Junior looks concerned
                                                            

42.

                       PUNCHO
Since he snitched he feel like he
got something to prove now that
he's free.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
That's alright. I got a test for
his ass.
                                                            
Puncho downs the last of his drink.
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
I got my little female downstairs
waiting with her friend so Imma
go.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
F'sho.
                                                            
They shake hands.
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
Enjoy the party. Stop threw and
holla at me sometime.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
F'sho
                                                            
Rhonda downs a glass of champagne and then stands to her
feet with a drunken stagger.
                                                            
                       RHONDA
C'mon girl, let's go down to the
dance floor.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
No, you go ahead. I'll be right
here.
                                                            
                       RHONDA
Aiight, Miss Faithful. You know
where I'll be.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Okay girl, get a dance for me.
                                                            
As Rhonda walks off waving with a drunken swagger, she
nearly bumps into a woman crossing her path. Jasmine downs
her drink. She then walks over to the bar, where she see
Junior babysitting a glass of Hennesey and Coke.
                                                            

43.

                       JASMINE
      (in junior's ear)
I see a problem.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What's that?
                                                            
                       JASMINE
You have a drink in your hand
instead of me in your lap
                                                            
Junior's eyebrow raises.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Is that right?
                                                            
                       JASMINE
That's right. I got a condo on the
riverfront. So how about it?
                                                            
Jasmine smiles, awaiting his response. Junior downs the
drink.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I think I'll just sit here and
have me another round.
                                                            
He signals the bartender. Jasmine eases off of him.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
John!
                                                            
Junior sips his drink ignoring her.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
      (shaking him)
John! You hear me talking to you.
                                                            
Junior turns around and starts laughing at her.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
You play too much.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
How, when you came over here
trying to catch me up? You was...
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Shut up!
                                                            
Junior stares at her clothes admirably.
                                                            

44.

                       JUNIOR
I like what you got on, baby.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Yeah and I ain't show to much ass
either.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Where's Rhonda?
                                                            
                       JASMINE
She downstairs.
      (checking her
       watch)
I'm ready to go. I'm hungry.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
That's because you been drinking.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
All I had was a glass of
champagne. Anyways, I haven't ate
anything today.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
We can go.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Yeah. Let me get my coat and tell
Rhonda I'm leaving with you.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I'll meet you at the door.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Yeah.
                                                            
Jasmine struts off. He guzzles his drink down then stands to
his feet straightening his clothes.
                                                            
                       SAINT (O.C.)
There you is. Where you been at?
                                                            
Junior turns around to Saint, who has a blunt in his mouth
with his arms around the two girls from the entrance. He
passes the blunt to one of the girls and steps forward to
Junior.
                                                            
                       SAINT
I've been looking all over for
you.
                                                            

45.

                       JUNIOR
I've been up here.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Everything good?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Hit me up tomorrow. Me and Jasmine
about to be out.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Me too. I'm about to take them to
the Delido on Eight Mile and
Woodward.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Yeah they looking nice.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Twenty five dollars for four
hours.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
They following you to the room?
                                                            
                       SAINT
They didn't drive. They caught a
cab.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
You taken them home.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Nope. I'm leaving them hoes.
                                                            
Junior looks surprised by his comment. Saint CHUCKLES.
Junior smiles.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Where they stay at?
                                                            
                       SAINT
Dearborn.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Why you be doing that shit all the
time?
                                                            
                       SAINT
Because it's funny.
                                                            
Saint, all of a sudden, breaks into a crazy dance with a
cross eyed scowl.
                                                            

46.

                       JUNIOR
      (smiling)
You crazy. Just get at me tomorrow
so I can tell you what's up.
                                                            
 
INT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT
                                                            
Junior and Jasmine sits across from each other at a booth.
Junior is stuffing his face. His SMACKING draws Jasmine's
attention.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
You alright over there?
                                                            
Junior nods.
                                                            
                       JASMINE (CONT'D)
I was just thinking about when I
was out today, I saw the cutest
baby.
                                                            
Junior stops eating and slowly raises his head with a blank
expression.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
A baby?
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Yeah. He was so cute. I just
wanted to squeeze him like a Teddy
bear.
                                                            
There is pure silence between them for a beat as she just
stares at Junior continually pigging out.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Do you want kids?
                                                            
He raises his head and shrugs.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I don't know. What about you?
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Yeah. Of course I do.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
You probably the type that wanna
have a whole bus load of kids. I
might as well get a job at D.O.T.
                                                            
Junior CHUCKLES
                                                            

47.

                       JASMINE
Shut up! I don't want that many.
But for real, you never even
thought about having none?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
No.
                                                            
                       JASMINE (CONT'D)
I always thought about the family
life. A big house and a big
backyard. Kids.
                                                            
They eye each other for a beat then Jasmine smiles.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
I guess that's just a fantasy for
right now.
                                                            
 
INT. MOTEL ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Saint lays in between the two girls on the bed. Both of the
girls lay on his chest asleep. Saint checks the girls eyes
and slowly climbs out of the bed. He struggles to get his
pants on. Saint walks to the nightstand and take money out
of both of the purses. Saint smiles.
                                                            
EXT. MOTEL ROOM
                                                            
Saint exits the room and pulls the door closed softly. He
checks his surroundings to and struts to his car. He gets in
and drive off.
                                                            
 
INT. PATIO. LEON'S MANSION - DAY
                                                            
Leon sits at a table with a cup of tea in his hand, reading
the funny papers. Smiling at what he reads, his cell phone
RINGS. Looking at the phone screen a beat, Leon looks
confused not recognizing the number. The PHONE RINGS a
second time. He flips it open.
                                                            
                       LEON
      (still reading the
       paper)
Yeah.
                                                            
EXT.MIAMI BEACH. SUNSET-DAY
                                                            
A man, unrevealed, lay on a beach chair with a table next to
him holding a drink. (START PHONE SEQUENCE)
                                                            

48.

                       CHINO
I see you don't remember me no
more, nigga?
                                                            
Leon smirks and drops the paper.
                                                            
                       LEON
What's happening man, how you
been?
                                                            
                       CHINO
Good. Down here on the beach,
soaking up some sun. I'm hearing
good things.
                                                            
                       LEON
Yeah man life is good. Real good.
So what's up?
                                                            
                       CHINO
I was just checking on that little
business we handled. No body been
asking any questions have they?
                                                            
                       LEON
Everything is good. A-One. You
have nothing to worry about. So
when are you coming back up?
                                                            
                       CHINO
That's actually what I was calling
about. I'm trying to get back down
again. I just have to make sure
the coast is clear.
                                                            
                       LEON
You know how we do. If I'm flying
you definitely flying with me,
understand?
                                                            
                       CHINO
So what the competition looking
like up there?
                                                            
Leon sipping the tea a beat.
                                                            
                       LEON
Ain't nothing I can't handle. But
with you around, I can't be
stopped.
                                                            

49.

                       CHINO
You know how I do. Just give me
the word.
                                                            
                       LEON
We'll save that part for when you
get up here. You just hurry on
back. The streets miss you.
                                                            
                       CHINO
Don't you mean you?
                                                            
                       LEON
Chino, I am the streets.
                                                            
Leon flips his phone closed and continues reading the paper.
(END INTERCUT PHONE SEQUENCE)
                                                            
 
EXT. THE TOWNSHIP.PROJECTS - DAY
                                                            
Saint looks contempt, posted in the center of the projects
parking lot with BOOK, a chubby black guy who looks to be in
his late twenties with a pudding face standing erect.
                                                            
                       SAINT
I heard some wild shit, like you
was gonna set my uncle up.
                                                            
                       BOOK
What!?!
                                                            
                       SAINT
That's what I'm hearing.
                                                            
                       BOOK
Fuck you and whoever told you
that. I'll get at whoever I want
to. Who gonna stop me?
                                                            
Saint's face scrunches into a frown as Book lifts his shirt
revealing a pistol.
                                                            
                       BOOK (CONT'D)
Niggas don't want no problems.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Straight up?
                                                            
                       BOOK
Me and my niggas will bring it to
whoever, whenever.
                                                            

50.

He grimaces Saint for a beat.
                                                            
                       BOOK (CONT'D)
Now you run along and hold Leon's
dick before it get cold.
                                                            
Saint smiles and walks off. Book's face wrinkles in a slight
laugh of derision.
                                                            
 
INT. HOUSE.PASADENA STREET - NIGHT
                                                            
Book and a skinny man with dreadlocks sit at a table playing
cards.
                                                            
                       BOOK
I told you I was gonna get eight
books at least.
                                                            
                       CARD PLAYER
That's some bullshit.
                                                            
The card player looks disgusted. Book CHUCKLES.
                                                            
                       BOOK
That boy over there touched.
                                                            
A hard KNOCK rattles the door grasping their attention. Book
checks his watch.
                                                            
                       BOOK
See who that is.
                                                            
The card player looks through the peephole for a beat. Book
clutches his pistol.
                                                            
                       BOOK
Who is it?
                                                            
                       CARD PLAYER
Biz and Raheem.
                                                            
                       BOOK
Let 'em in.
                                                            
Card Player swings the door open to BIZ, a smooth faced
teenage girl who appears to be innocent wearing a black
baseball cap and some dingy clothes, and RAHEEM, rough faced
boy wearing wild facial hair with a wild Afro and some Khaki
pants.
                                                            
                       BOOK
What up doe?
                                                            

51.

                       BIZ
Shit.
                                                            
                       RAHEEM
We came through to get word to
you.
                                                            
                       BOOK
What's that?
                                                            
                       RAHEEM
Flashing burners is Illegal in the
hood.
                                                            
Book's looks confused.
                                                            
Biz snatches a revolver out of her pants and FIRES a shot
into Book's head. Card Player makes a run for the door and
Raheem FIRES three shots into his back.
                                                            
 
INT. KITCHEN. STASH HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Saint sit at the kitchen table smoking a Black and Mild
cigar. Junior stare out the window at the kids playing
basketball.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I heard about Book.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Yeah. Biz and Raheem was the
motherfucking emotional disaster.
Them little niggas is hungry.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Yeah?
                                                            
                       SAINT
F'sho
                                                            
EXT. BASKETBALL COURT (FLASHBACK)
                                                            
Junior continues to gaze out the window at the kids shooting
hoops. One kid dribbles fancy turning into a younger Junior
dribbling with skill. The young Junior pulls up for a long
three pointer, ball rotating perfecting into the rim yanking
the net. Kids voices YELL "John" repeatedly. The younger
Junior turns in search for the voices but spots no one.
                                                            
INT. STASH HOUSE - (PRESENT DAY)
                                                            
Junior continues to daydream out at the kids.
                                                            

52.

                       SAINT
JOHN!
                                                            
Junior snaps out of it.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Yeah.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Damn you ain't hear me calling
you?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
My fault, dog. I got some other
shit on my mind.
                                                            
                       SAINT
You said you had to tell me
something.
                                                            
Junior scratches his head for a beat and then he remembers.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I just wanted to know if you was
happy with your situation.
                                                            
Saint puffs the Black and Mild and exhales. He shrugs
                                                            
                       SAINT
I'm cool. I mean, remember how we
were homeless, living fucked up? I
can't complain.
                                                            
His eyes scour the room.
                                                            
                       SAINT (CONT'D)
Now we getting money, got a place
to live, a car. I gotta tell you
my nigga, I'm happy.
                                                            
Saint dumps the ashes into the tray and takes another puff.
Exhaling the smoke, he analyzes Junior.
                                                            
                       SAINT
What about you?
                                                            
Junior shrugs
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
It's cool, I guess. But how long
we gonna make this small change,
barely getting by?
                                                            

53.

Saint nods
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
It's like everyday I wake up, get
dressed, and ride past important
office buildings, restaurants...
                                                            
beat
                                                            
                       JUNIOR (CONT'D)
...and I realize that those people
are running a whole other race
from ours.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Why you say that?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Because they legit and don't have
to worry about the law. They in a
world where credit is important.
                                                            
Saint nods in agreement, puffing the cigar.
                                                            
                       SAINT
So?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
So!? They don't have to worry
about the police, no snitches, no
vultures.
      (beat)
They got it made.
                                                            
                       SAINT
How are we supposed to get like
them?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I don't know. What I do know is
that if we get like them, our
worries will disappear.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Why you trying to be like them? I
mean, aren't you happy where you
are?
      (beat)
Oh I forgot. You're busy trying to
own the city.
                                                            
Saint CHUCKLES
                                                            

54.

                       JUNIOR
My mother told me never to settle.
                                                            
beat
                                                            
                       JUNIOR (CONT'D)
In school, I never settled. Hoops,
I never settled. And I'm not about
to settle now.
                                                            
 
INT. RESTAURANT - DAY
                                                            
The restaurant is packed with people. People eat and order
at the bar. The booths are filled with people eating. In
walks JUNIOR pausing a beat at the door to look around. He
has a black duffel bag in his hand. He approaches the bar
where a waiter, a middle aged Arab-American about six foot
with dark hair, appears to be jotting down a woman's order.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
      (smiling)
Hey SONNY!
                                                            
                       SONNY
Junior, what's up? Tell me
something new.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Grinding. That's all it's about
with me.
                                                            
                       SONNY
Yeah. You and me are a lot alike,
except you don't have to deal with
the complaints.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Say's who?
                                                            
Sonny smiles
                                                            
                       SONNY
You looking for your uncle right?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Where he at?
                                                            
                       SONNY
He's way over there in the back
there.
                                                            

55.

                       JUNIOR
      (Searching for him)
I see him. Hey Sonny, don't work
to hard alright?
                                                            
                       SONNY
You got it, baby.
                                                            
Junior walks away from the bar.
                                                            
                       SONNY (O.S.)
Calm your fucking nerves I'm
coming.
                                                            
Junior makes his way past two tables of people dinning, to a
table with Leon and Chino are eating.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Unk, what's going on?
                                                            
                       LEON
      (wiping his hands)
What's going on, young fella?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
The usual. You know how it is.
                                                            
                       LEON
      (To CHINO)
Boy been making some money out
here.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Who is this?
                                                            
                       LEON
Junior this is my good friend,
Chino.
                                                            
Chino, cleaned shaved wearing a linen suit, wipes his hands
and extends it greeting Junior.
                                                            
                       CHINO
What's going on, kid?
                                                            
Junior shakes Chino's hand.
                                                            
                       LEON
Chino has been a good friend of
mine for a while. I wanna bring
him into the family.
                                                            
Junior stares at Chino for a beat.
                                                            

56.

                       LEON
Junior!
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Yeah... what's up?
                                                            
                       LEON
What you think about that?
                                                            
                       CHINO
      (smiling)
Can I be part of your family? He
look like he don't want me here,
Leon.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
      (smiling)
Oh... yeah, man. It's cool.
                                                            
They all LAUGH.
                                                            
                       CHINO
Just kidding, youngster. Leon, I'm
about to get out of here. Give me
a call, alright?
                                                            
                       LEON
Yeah. Be safe.
                                                            
Junior eyes Chino as he shuffles toward the exit.
                                                            
                       LEON
You alright, nephew?
                                                            
Junior awakens out of his daydream.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Yeah.
                                                            
                       LEON
So what's up? Have a seat.
                                                            
Leon signals the server.
                                                            
                       LEON
Did you want anything to drink?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Nah, I'm straight.
                                                            
Sonny steps to the table.
                                                            

57.

                       LEON
Hey, bring me another ultimate
Long Island iced tea.
                                                            
                       SONNY
Yes sir. Were you all done here?
                                                            
                       LEON
You can go ahead and get those.
                                                            
Sonny loads the plates into the busing bin and shuffles off.
                                                            
                       LEON
So you had some business to talk
about?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Yeah. I know you was skeptical
about fronting me more but me and
Saint want to start buying from
you.
                                                            
Leon looks worried.
                                                            
Sonny lays down a holster and then the Ultimate Long Island
iced tea and shuffles off.
                                                            
                       LEON
What's wrong with the way things
are?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Maybe not now or even five years
from now. But one day I want to
leave the game and do something
else.
                                                            
                       LEON
Okay, but the township is mine. So
that means you would still have to
cut me a slice of the pie.
                                                            
Leon sips the drink. Junior looks puzzled.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Alright then how about this, you
continue to front us but cut us a
better deal on the birds.
                                                            
                       LEON
What type of deal?
                                                            

58.

                       JUNIOR
Fifteen even. And that way we can
buy some from you and you still
front us the usual. How's that?
                                                            
                       LEON
The best I could do is twenty.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Twenty grand?
                                                            
Junior slouches in his seat, frowning.
                                                            
                       LEON
That's the best I can do. I give
you a break I gotta start giving
everybody else one, understand?
                                                            
Junior nods
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
It's cool. Look I gotta run. I'm
supposed to meet up with my girl
in a little bit.
                                                            
They shake hands
                                                            
                       LEON
Alright nephew. In a minute.
                                                            
Junior shuffles toward the door
                                                            
 
INT. DINNING ROOM. JASMINE'S HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
The door bell RINGS followed by a hard KNOCK. Jasmine looks
out the peephole for a beat and then swings the door open.
It's Junior.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Come right on in. Let me take your
jacket.
                                                            
Jasmine helps Junior out of the jacket and hangs it in the
closet.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Go ahead and sit down, I was just
finishing up.
                                                            
Junior sniffs the air, exaggeratedly.
                                                            

59.

                       JUNIOR
Smells good. What you fix?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Some pot roast with carrots and
potatoes and some rice and
cornbread.
                                                            
Junior sits at the dinning table.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What time your mother get off
work?
                                                            
                       JASMINE (O.C.)
She went out of town.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
You about to be chillin, huh?
                                                            
Jasmine sets a plate of food in front of Junior.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Looks good.
                                                            
Jasmine sets a container of Lemonade on the table.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Actually, I'm gonna take advantage
of this time to study and finish
these papers.
                                                            
She sits at the table with her plate.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
So I won't be able to see you?
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Of course I'm gonna make time for
you. But I got work to do.
                                                            
Junior chews a piece of food absorbing the taste.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
How is it?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
It's the truth.
                                                            
 

60.

INT. BEDROOM. JASMINE'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Jasmine rests her head on Junior's bare chest while he lies
against the headboard.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
I've been thinking.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
About what?
                                                            
                       JASMINE
When the time is right, I'm gonna
start a non profit corporation.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What's that?
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Well, usually non profits are
created for the benefit of the
community.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What they do?
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Raise money which then serves the
community's causes. They also give
to other causes as well.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
You mean like a church or
something?
                                                            
                       JASMINE
That would be a good example.
Religion is usually closely
involved with the community.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Why do I always hear about
preachers stealing money and
moving to the Islands somewhere?
                                                            
Jasmine CHUCKLES
                                                            
                       JASMINE
That's a misrepresentation of what
preachers and churches are really
about.
                                                            
Junior relaxes, staring at the ceiling for a beat.
                                                            

61.

                       JASMINE
Why you get quiet?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I was just thinking about
finishing school.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Really!? It's not too late. I mean
after all, you are only eighteen.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Yeah but I'm not sure if I'm ready
to go back and be told what to do.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Then take a G.E.D. test. Then all
you would have to do is prep for
it and I could help with that.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
It was just a thought.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Put some serious thought into it.
What do you have to lose?
                                                            
 
INT. OFFICE. HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Puncho holds a phone to his ear similtaneously jotting on a
piece of paper.
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
Okay. Okay thank you.
                                                            
Puncho sets the phone on its base, still jotting on the
paper. A KNOCK rattles the door.
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
Come in.
                                                            
Junior slowly pushes open the door, stepping in.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What up doe?
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
What's going on? Come on in here
and have a seat.
                                                            
Junior closes the door and sits at the desk.
                                                            

62.

                       PUNCHO
What business you got for me?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I'm going to get straight to the
point. My uncle is playing me.
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
How?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I went to him with a proposition
that could benefit us both.
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
What was it?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
It was two things. One was about
me and Saint copping from him
instead of working.
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
Why didn't he do it?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Some ol' bullshit about if he did
that for me then he would have to
do it for everybody.
                                                            
Puncho shrugs, looking confused.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
For some reason I understood it
and didn't even sweat it.
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
What was the other proposition?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
That he let me and Saint put up
some money and he front the rest.
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
And he refused?
                                                            
Junior nods
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
So why you come to me?
                                                            

63.

                       JUNIOR
I was hoping you could point me in
a direction.
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
You mean put you on?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Or that.
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
Where would you do business?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
In the Township.
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
But that's still your uncle's
turf. And that can cause problems.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Not really. If I go to them with
better prices, they'll leave him
and cop from me.
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
And you can gurantee that?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Yep. Already some of them started
getting they work from Bear. And
all he doing is middling.
                                                            
beat
                                                            
                       JUNIOR (CONT'D)
We could take over the streets.
Custos would see me. I'd see you.
I'll bring you more business.
                                                            
Puncho sit back in his seat in thought for a beat.
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
How many bricks can you handle? I
don't deal with nothing small.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Front me thirty. I'll get more if
I need it.
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
And you sure you can handle it?
                                                            

64.

                       JUNIOR
I can handle it.
                                                            
                       PUNCHO
Alright. Let me contact my people.
You get with me in a few days.
                                                            
They shake hands.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Okay.
                                                            
 
INT. LIVINGROOM. STASH HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
The room is filled with drug dealers. Junior stands in the
center of the room. In the b.g., Saint leans against the
back wall watching.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Check it out, I called y'all here
because a lot of shit is about to
change.
                                                            
The dealers tune in.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR (CONT'D)
As you can see, I got niggas from
all over. I did that for a reason.
It's money everywhere.
                                                            
Junior focuses around the room.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR (CONT'D)
East side, West side, especially
over in zombie land in Highland
Park.
                                                            
Junior glances around the room. BEAR, a scary heavy set guy
who looks like the streets is all he know, speaks with a
slow-heavy tone.
                                                            
                       BEAR
What we supposed to do about Leon?
                                                            
Tre, a lanky guy wearing a ponytail, pulls off his hood.
                                                            
                       TRE
Yeah because you know that nigga
is deep out here.
                                                            

65.

                       JUNIOR
Don't worry about that. I got that
covered.
                                                            
Bear and Tre look at each other concerned.
                                                            
                       TRE
That's your uncle. You know him
better than we do.
                                                            
Bear sits at attention
                                                            
                       BEAR
Okay, business man, what's the
price per brick?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Seventeen flat is what I want
back.
                                                            
Everyone looks satisfied. Tre nods
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Once I hit y'all with these
packages we won't meet like this
no more unless I say other wise.
                                                            
                       TRE
How we supposed to Re up?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Holler at Saint. Tell him how many
and he'll tell you when.
                                                            
beat
                                                            
                       JUNIOR (CONT'D)
I do it like this to keep
everybody away from everybody.
That way niggas won't be hot.
                                                            
Everybody nods in agreement.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR (CONT'D)
And the crackers won't know who to
go after.
                                                            
Everybody LAUGHS
                                                            
Junior scour the room.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
All left now is trust amongst us.
                                                            
 

66.

EXT. DOC'S TOWING - DAY
                                                            
Junior stands face to face with DOC, a man of average height
wearing a work uniform with his name stitched into it.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
All I want you to do is pick up
and drop off whatever car that I
tell you.
                                                            
                       DOC
What about the Police? Will I get
heat from them?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
You shouldn't. But if you do, show
them the work order.
                                                            
                       DOC
What do I do after I drop the car
off?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
That's it. You'll get a call to
come pick it up. Pick ups and drop
offs is your business.
                                                            
Doc nods. Junior reaches into his pocket whipping out a knot
full of cash. He slams it into Doc's hand.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
It's a couple grand. To make sure
we have an understanding.
                                                            
                       DOC
Alright.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
You'll get a call you tommorow.
                                                            
ADRENALINE RUSH MONTAGE
                                                            
A) Doc connects chains to a beat up Ford Contour. He shoves
a lever which lifts the car onto the flatbed.

B) PARKING LOT. PROJECTS

Doc's tow truck turns out of the lot. Junior pops the trunk
and grabs a bag while Saint and Raheem grab two duffel bags
a piece.

C) STASH HOUSE


67.

Junior, Saint, and Raheem zip the bags open, separating and
counting the packages of dope.

D) EAST SIDE

Bear pops the trunk, grabs the duffel bag, and walks into
the House.

E) WEST SIDE

Tre pops the trunk grabbing a duffel bag and then slams the
trunk.

F) PASADENA STRIP

Junior sits in a hoopty watching over the populated strip.

- A fiend approaches Saint and he nods over to Biz. The
fiend sprints to Biz and does a hand to hand.

G) WEST SIDE

Tre and another drug dealer load the trunk with bags.

Doc connects the chains to the car and hits the lever,
loading the car onto the flatbed.

H) PARKING LOT. PROJECTS

Junior pops the trunk. Saint and Biz grab two duffel bags a
piece. They walk into a house filled with trash bags and
boxes of money all over.

I) PASADENA STRIP

Raheem sits in the hoopty, looking alert. A fiend walks up
and they do a hand to hand.

J) STORE PARKING LOT

Junior leans against his Mustang checking his watch. A
silver Mercedes Benz park next to him. The passenger window
winds down. It's Puncho smiling. Junior gives him a key.

K) PARKING LOT. NIGHT CLUB

Puncho pops open the trunk revealing eight duffel bags.

L) OFFICE. DOC'S TOWING

Doc sits at his desk. Junior sets a duffel bag on the desk
and shuffles off. Doc unzips the bag revealing stacks of
money. He smiles.
                                                            

68.

M) EAST SIDE

Bear and two guys load bags into a Chevy Caprice.

N) PARKING LOT. PROJECTS

The flat bed lowers the Chevy Caprice sliding it into a
parking space. Doc unhooks the chains.

O) CAR DEALERSHIP

Junior and a car salesman stand in front of a Black Maserati
negotiating.

P) PASADENA STRIP

Saint over looks the strip. A fiend hands him money. He
signals Raheem, who serves him.

Q) CAR DEALERSHIP

Saint sits inside a red Porche Nine-Eleven Turbo and slams
the door. A salesman stands by discussing the car.

R) NEW MANSION

The black Maserati parks in front of a three story mansion.
Junior helps a blindfolded Jasmine out of the passenger seat
and guides her to the front of the house. He unloosens her
blindfold. Her mouth drops. She turns and kisses him.
                                                            
END ADRENALINE RUSH MONTAGE
                                                            
 
EXT. ABANDONED HOUSE. TOWNSHIP - DAY
                                                            
LA LA, a man of average weight wearing a white T-shirt and
some shorts, sits on the stairs looking alert. A woman
approaches him.
                                                            
                       LA LA
What's up? What you need?
                                                            
The woman gives him the money, he looks at it and shuffles
to the side of the house and grabs something out a crippled
brown paper bag and then makes his way to her and drops it
in her hand. The woman takes off shuffling past Saint and
Biz. Saint starts CLAPPING. La La looks vexed as they
approach him.
                                                            

69.

                       SAINT
      (still clapping)
Wow! You made a whole ten dollars.
Now you can get you a coney dog.
                                                            
Biz LAUGHS
                                                            
                       LA LA
What you want?
                                                            
                       SAINT
Relax, I come here to make you an
offer.
                                                            
                       LA LA
What type of offer?
                                                            
                       SAINT
You can keep this turf but we
supplying.
                                                            
                       LA LA
I already got a supplier. You
know, the nigga you call your
uncle...
                                                            
                       BIZ
Shut the fuck up and listen,
nigga.
                                                            
La La looks scared.
                                                            
                       SAINT
See, you had to go and get her
mad. Bottom line is, we taken
over...
                                                            
La La looks concerned.
                                                            
                       SAINT
And you got until tomorrow to give
me an answer.
                                                            
                       BIZ
We'll be back tomorrow f'sho,
nigga.
                                                            
                       SAINT
By then, either you gonna take
this package or see Biz.
                                                            
La La looks nervous, sweating hard, watching Saint and Biz
shuffle away.
                                                            
 

70.

INT. HALLWAY. MALL - DAY
                                                            
Jasmine and Rhonda stroll the hallway both holding shopping
bags.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
What store you want to hit next?
                                                            
                       RHONDA
It don't matter. Dang, girl you
sound like you are in a rush.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
I want to finish these two papers
so I can be free tomorrow. It's
John's nineteenth birthday.
                                                            
                       RHONDA
What y'all supposed to do?
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Probably go out to eat. It don't
really matter as long as I'm with
him.
                                                            
                       RHONDA
You got it made.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Why you say that?
                                                            
                       RHONDA
You living in a mansion, driving a
nice car, and you got a man that
would do anything for you.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
That's true. But it's not like I
won't do the same for him.
                                                            
                       RHONDA
You don't have to. If that was me,
I would be kicking my feet making
him do everything.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
It's not even like that. I can
pave my own way.
                                                            
Rhonda squints her face in disbelief.
                                                            

71.

                       JASMINE
I'm not happy with him hustling.
The only reason I deal with it is
because I love him.
                                                            
                       RHONDA
Yeah, but you sure as hell like
that B.M.W. that he bought you.
I'm gonna get me a man with money.
                                                            
They Chuckle.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
You a gold digger.
                                                            
                       RHONDA
So.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
So!? Girl, good only comes to
those that attempt to help
themselves. Not sloths like you.
                                                            
                       RHONDA
I am not a sloth. I'll be getting
up to ask him for money. And I'll
be going shopping.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
That's bad.
                                                            
                       RHONDA
I'm bad aren't I?
                                                            
Jasmine Chuckles, nodding.
                                                            
                       RHONDA
I know. On top of that, men do it.
Remember my ex, Reginald?
                                                            
Jasmine nods
                                                            
                       RHONDA (CONT'D)
He the reason I'm like this. He
put all type of stuff in my name.
Ran my credit up.
                                                            
beat
                                                            
                       RHONDA
After that, I was like to hell
with a relationship.
                                                            

72.

                       JASMINE
I hear you. Relationships can get
like that. But it takes two in
order for it to work, you feel me?
                                                            
                       RHONDA
I hear you. Ooh, let's get a
cinnabun.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
I've been having a taste for one
of those.
                                                            
 
INT. CLUB SPACE - DAY
                                                            
JARRET ALEXANDER, a skinny guy wearing a business suit,
guides Junior into the bar area.
                                                            
                       JARRET
How did you like the upstairs?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
The setting was really nice. It's
smaller but more relaxed.
                                                            
                       JARRET
I think the last person to own
this place used it as the V.I.P.
area.
                                                            
Jarret leans against the bar watching Junior, who eyes
wonder checking out the club.
                                                            
                       JARRET (CONT'D)
It's in a good area so there isn't
much competition when you open up.
What you think?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I like it, I like it. You have a
card?
                                                            
                       JARRET
Surely I do.
                                                            
Alexander pulls a card out handing it to him. Junior
Analyzes the card.
                                                            
                       JARRET (CONT'D)
That's my office number at the
top. Cell number under it. Call
when you ready to do business.
                                                            

73.

Junior nods.
                                                            
 
INT. OFFICE. LEON'S MANSION - NIGHT
                                                            
Leon sits behind his desk while in the b.g., Hector stands
in his shadow. La La stand in front of the desk.
                                                            
                       LA LA
So as I'm serving this custo,
Saint and one of them little
niggas pop up.
                                                            
                       LEON
Little nigga?
                                                            
                       LA LA
Yeah. These motherfuckers give me
a proposition and shit talking
about they taking over.
                                                            
                       LEON
What else they say?
                                                            
                       LA LA
Nothing except they want my answer
by tomorrow. What you want me to
do?
                                                            
                       LEON
Take the offer.
                                                            
                       LA LA
What!?
                                                            
                       LEON
Listen, take the offer. That way
you could let us know their every
move, alright?
                                                            
La La nods in agreement.
                                                            
                       LEON
When they approach you just tell
'em what they wanna hear. And
relax it will be handled.
                                                            
                       LA LA
Alright.
                                                            
He daps Leon and exits.
                                                            

74.

                       LEON
Get that cop on the phone.
                                                            
 
INT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT
                                                            
The restaurant's setting is romantic. Everyone is dressed
casual or formal.
                                                            
Junior and Jasmine are seated at a booth, sitting across
from each other, eating.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I went and checked out this empty
club space.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
What did it look like?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
The downstairs is huge. Nice sized
dance floor with two bars on each
side of it.
                                                            
Jasmine cuts a piece of her food, sticking it in her mouth.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR (CONT'D)
The upstairs has one bar with a
smaller dance floor. It's smaller
but cozier.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Sounds really nice. You think you
might buy it?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I think so. You know what else?
                                                            
                       JASMINE
What?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
This club might be an up start for
me to get out the game and go all
the way legit...
                                                            
Jasmine looks surprised.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR (CONT'D)
...and maybe return to my life.
The life that I always glorified.
                                                            

75.

                       JASMINE
      (smiling)
Can I come?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Will you?
                                                            
Jasmine smiles and nods
                                                            
 
EXT. PARKING LOT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT
                                                            
As they walk, Jasmine locks tight onto Junior's arm.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
I know I've been hounding you
about change but I am glad to see
you've thought about it.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
That's really important to you,
huh?
                                                            
Jasmine nods
                                                            
                       JASMINE
I mean, I worry about you every
second of every minute you're out
there.
                                                            
They make their way to a black Rolls Royce. Junior opens the
passenger door and Jasmine eases into the seat. An unmarked
police car whips in front of the Rolls Royce, blocking it
off.
                                                            
                       PONY TAIL
John, how you doing?
                                                            
Junior nods
                                                            
Junior slams the door watching PONY TAIL, an athletic built
man wearing a button up shirt, with a pony tail hanging from
the back of his neck. His badge hangs from his neck, step
out of the passenger seat. In the b.g., GREEDY, a short bald
guy, barley handsome, wearing a white T-Shirt with his badge
around his neck, watching his partner's back.
                                                            
                       PONY TAIL (CONT'D)
Do you know who I am?
                                                            
Junior looks vexed
                                                            

76.

                       JUNIOR
I think so. You're that narco cop,
Pony Tail right?
                                                            
                       PONY TAIL
Captain of the detective division
and you remember it. That's my
partner Greedy.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
So, what's a famous man, like
yourself, want with me?
                                                            
                       PONY TAIL
What I want with you? You the man,
right?
                                                            
Junior looks confused.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
The man? What you mean like a
male?
                                                            
                       PONY TAIL
I see you a funny guy.
                                                            
He pulls a card out of his back pocket and hands it to
Junior. Jasmine looks worried.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What's this?
                                                            
                       PONY TAIL
Forty grand every first of the
month. You late, I tax five
grand,you got that boy?
                                                            
Junior looks vexed. Pony Tail makes his way toward the car,
suddenly stopping.
                                                            
                       PONY TAIL
Oh yeah, the first is friday.
                                                            
Junior watches the unmarked police car stab off. He makes
his way to the drives side and slides in, slamming the door.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Who was that?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Some new friends.
                                                            

77.

The Rolls Royce's headlights pop on and the car pulls off
slowly.
                                                            
 
INT. BEDROOM. JUNIOR'S MANSION - NIGHT
                                                            
The fire place is live in a full blaze. As they go at it,
Jasmine rolls on top of Junior both kissing each other,
passionately...They stop, staring into each others eyes all
of a sudden.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Let me get something.
                                                            
Jasmine stops him from moving.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Forget about it.
                                                            
They kiss each other passionately.
                                                            
 
INT. BEDROOM. LEON'S MANSION - DAY
                                                            
Marvina sits at a desk with lines of Cocaine in front of
her. She snorts a line then pops back in her seat with a
wince visage and fondles with her nose. Leon stairs in the
mirror with the phone to his ear.
                                                            
                       LEON
Hey, I need to meet with you.
                                                            
 
INT. TRUCK. ALLEYWAY - NIGHT
                                                            
Leon and Chino sit side by side in the rear of the truck.
                                                            
                       LEON
I need you to put work in for me.
                                                            
                       CHINO
Who?
                                                            
                       LEON
Puncho.
                                                            
Chino looks confused.
                                                            
                       CHINO
I thought he was done with the
business?
                                                            

78.

                       LEON
Apparently not. He's supplying my
nephew. Junior not accustomed to
this shit just yet.
                                                            
                       CHINO
How much?
                                                            
                       LEON
A hundred large.
                                                            
Chino nods
                                                            
                       LEON
I want you to rob a few of his
spots. He'll be scared shitless.
He ain't had that pressure.
                                                            
beat
                                                            
                       LEON (CONT'D)
Next thing you know, my nephew
will be crawling back to me.
Begging to do business.
                                                            
                       CHINO
Sounds good to me.
                                                            
Leon gives Chino a back pack.
                                                            
                       LEON
That's half. Hector is gonna come
with you to watch your back.
                                                            
Chino nods in agreement as they shake hands and then exits
the vehicle.
                                                            
                       HECTOR
Boss man, you think this gonna
work?
                                                            
                       LEON
Yeah. He's young with heart, but
he ain't been through this before.
He'll crawl back to me.
                                                            
 
INT. BEDROOM. JUNIOR'S MANSION - NIGHT
                                                            
JUNIOR lays in the bed with the phone to his ear.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
So you coming over tonight?
                                                            

79.

INT. LIBRARY - NIGHT
                                                            
Jasmine and Rhonda sit at a table with books in front of
them, Rhonda flips through some pages holding a highlighter.
(INTER CUT PHONE SEQUENCE)
                                                            
                       JASMINE
I told you I got finals tomorrow.
Me and Rhonda down here at the
library right now. Do you miss me?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Yeah you know I do. You miss me?
                                                            
Jasmine doesn't respond.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Oh I see you got jokes tonight.
                                                            
They both laugh a beat.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Look baby, I'm gonna get back to
studying. I love you.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I love you too. Aye, good luck
tommorow, alright.
                                                            
                       JASMINE
Thanks. Bye!
                                                            
Jasmine flips the phone closed and stares off smiling. (END
INTER CUT SEQUENCE)
                                                            
                       RHONDA
When do you plan on telling him?
                                                            
                       JASMINE
I don't know. When the time is
right I guess.
                                                            
                       RHONDA
Oh you mean like nine months from
now, when your pussy is this
big...
                                                            
She demonstrates obesity.
                                                            
                       RHONDA (CONT'D)
...and you got a ten pound baby
falling out?
                                                            

80.

                       JASMINE
Shut up.
                                                            
                       RHONDA
Girl, you gotta tell him sooner or
later. Better sooner than later.
                                                            
Jasmine looks worried.
                                                            
 
INT. JUNIOR'S MANSION. BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
The room is pitch black, with light from the window just
barely grazing the room. Junior lay in the bed staring at
the ceiling.
                                                            
INT. LIVING ROOM. WILLIAMS RESIDENCE(FLASHBACK) - DAY
                                                            
Junior, hurriedly, stomps down the stairs with his duffel
bag, shuffling to Gloria.
                                                            
                       GLORIA
You got everything?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Yes.
                                                            
                       GLORIA
You're dad is in the game room. Go
say bye.
                                                            
Junior walks over and knocks on the door, YELLING.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Dad, I'm about to go.
                                                            
The doors slide open and Junior steps in, eyeing Chino.
                                                            
                       JOHN
What you say, son?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I said I'm about to leave for my
game. You think you'll be able to
make it?
                                                            
                       JOHN
Yeah. I might get there a little
late though. I got something I
gotta do. Good luck, alright.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Thanks.
                                                            

81.

Chino leers
                                                            
                       CHINO
Good luck Junior.
                                                            
Junior nods and walks off.
                                                            
INT. GYMNASIUM. W. BLOOMFIELD HIGH SCHOOL(FLASHBACK) - NIGHT
                                                            
Spectators wait in line for the game. The gymnasiums is
packed to capacity. Two teams are formed in lay up lines at
each basket.
                                                            
Junior receives the ball, dribbles, and lays it up. Gloria
sits at the very bottom of the bleachers. She smiles and
waives. Junior waives back. Gloria reaches for her
cellphone, flips it open and answers it. Suddenly her face
cringes.
                                                            
Junior looks concerned. He jogs to the rim to get the
rebound and passes it to the next guy in line. He looks over
toward the bleachers and see Gloria scurrying out the exit.
                                                            
 
EXT. YELLOW CAB. WILLIAMS RESIDENCE(FLASHBACK) - NIGHT
                                                            
Junior exits the cab and slams door and the cab pulls off.
He skips up the stairs and stops. The door is cracked open.
Junior checks his surroundings then slowly eases in.
                                                            
INT. LIVING ROOM
                                                            
Junior shoves the door closed and YELLS.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Momma!
                                                            
He paces toward the stairs.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Dad!
                                                            
Junior shuffles to the game room door and KNOCKS
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Dad!
                                                            
Slowly, he eases his ear to the door for a beat. His looks
confused. Junior then slides the doors back and instantly he
gapes.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Dad!
                                                            

82.

John's corpse sits in a chair tied up with two bullet holes
in his head. Gloria's corpse lays face flat on the floor.
Tears race down Junior's face.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Momma!
                                                            
He drops to his knees with his hands over his face, sobbing.
                                                            
 
INT. BEDROOM. JUNIOR'S MANSION - NIGHT
                                                            
Junior jumps out of his sleep, sweaty and looking paranoid.
He looks around for a beat then realizes. Junior slowly
reclines back into the bed.
                                                            
 
INT. CAR - DAY
                                                            
Big Hector focuses on the road while Chino loads his weapon.
                                                            
                       CHINO
Pull into this alley right here.
                                                            
Hector turns the wheel and pushes the gear handle into park.
                                                            
                       CHINO
Wait here.
                                                            
Hector nods.
                                                            
EXT. DRIVE WAY. PUNCHO'S HOUSE
                                                            
Puncho slams the house door skipping a flight of stairs
making his way to a Mercedes Benz in the driveway. Puncho
looks toward the back of the house and attempts to run.
Three SHOTS are fired, hitting him in the back. He falls to
his face.
                                                            
 
INT. CLUB SPACE - NIGHT
                                                            
Junior leads Saint onto the spacey dance floor. He paces the
floor, nearly walking side to side for a beat.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What you think, my nigga?
                                                            
                       SAINT
I like this shit. I really like
it.
                                                            
Saint walks to a corner on the dance floor.
                                                            

83.

                       SAINT (CONT'D)
I like this corner too. This could
be my freak a bitch corner.
                                                            
Junior LAUGHS. Saint starts dancing funny.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
You crazy.
                                                            
                       SAINT
So, are you gonna get it?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
The question is, are we gonna get
it?
                                                            
Saint grins
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I mean just think about it, our
own establishment and it's legal.
                                                            
                       SAINT
You make it sound good but what we
know about running a night club?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Nothing. We hire qualified people
that know this business and then
we front the money.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Where would we find qualified
people?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Don't worry about it. I've been
talking to a few good people and
they said they would help me.
                                                            
Saint looks concerned.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR (CONT'D)
All we have to do is put up the
bread to buy this place and then
for repairs.
                                                            
Saint nods, smiling.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR (CONT'D)
We need to get this legal money
while we are ahead. I ain't trying
to do this forever.
                                                            

84.

                       SAINT
You trying to get out the game?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Not now, but sooner or later I
want to be legit. Completely
legit.
                                                            
beat
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Have I lead you wrong yet?
                                                            
                       SAINT
You haven't.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Then trust when I tell you that
it's time to move toward a legit
space.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Yeah, you right.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
While we in this game, we need to
make friends in some higher, more
powerful places.
                                                            
Saint nods. A phone RINGS. Junior flips it open, putting to
his ear.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Yo!
      (beat)
Alright. Meet up at the park in
ten minutes.
                                                            
 
EXT. PARK - DAY
                                                            
A black SUV makes it's way down the street parking in front
of a black Mercury Maurader. Junior steps out of the
passenger seat and starts toward the picnic area followed by
Saint. Biz and Raheem sit on top of some picnic tables.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What up doe!?
                                                            
Junior shakes Biz hand and then Raheem.
                                                            
                       SAINT
What up doe!?
                                                            

85.

                       BIZ
Shit. Word got to us about Puncho.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What about him?
                                                            
                       RAHEEM
He got popped up something
crucial.
                                                            
Junior is blown away by the news.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Shit!
                                                            
                       SAINT
Is he dead?
                                                            
                       BIZ
I don't know.
                                                            
Saint looks concerned. He looks to Junior, who continues to
absorb the news.
                                                            
                       SAINT
What we gonna do?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
What can we do? We don't even know
who or why he got popped.
                                                            
                       RAHEEM
That ain't all. The house on
Elmhurst got hit.
                                                            
Junior and Saint scowl.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Keep your eyes and ears open. Let
me know if you hear anything.
                                                            
 
INT. ANTE ROOM. JUNIOR'S MANSION - DAY
                                                            
Junior relaxes in a recliner, staring at the ceiling. Saint
sits on the sofa smoking a blunt.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I think Leon is behind all of
this.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Straight up?
                                                            

86.

Junior nods
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Who better to want revenge than
him? We took everything from 'em.
                                                            
beat
                                                            
                       JUNIOR (CONT'D)
The other night I was out with
Jasmine and guess who whips up out
of nowhere.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Who?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Pony Tail and his partner.
                                                            
Saint falls back into his seat searching for words.
                                                            
                       SAINT
What they say?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Talking about they want forty
grand a month. We only give the
sheriffs ten a month. They crazy.
                                                            
                       SAINT
We can take care of that shit.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
It will be, trust me. But we can't
rush this one because Leon might
figure us out.
                                                            
                       SAINT
What if it's not Leon? What if the
cops just heard of us in the
street?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR (CONT'D)
I put my money with the thought
that he did it. That ain't all
neither. Chino...
                                                            
                       SAINT
What about him?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
I think he killed my parents.
                                                            

87.

                       SAINT
But if he killed your parents,
wouldn't that mean...
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Leon backed it. Yep.
                                                            
Saint face cringes.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Chino was at my house before my
mom drove me to my game. She left
before the game started. I got
home and saw my parents there.
Dead.
                                                            
beat
                                                            
                       JUNIOR (CONT'D)
After nearly a year, he pops up
along side my uncle talking about
he want to be down with the fam.
                                                            
Saint absorbs the story while Junior looks sad.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Do you really think Leon is behind
all the shit that's been going on.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
He wants us back under his wing
that's why Puncho got hit.
                                                            
beat
                                                            
                       JUNIOR (CONT'D)
Without Puncho, Leon is the only
motherfucker with some good work.
It's business that's all.
                                                            
 
EXT. DOPE HOUSE. TOWNSHIP - NIGHT
                                                            
Chino and Hector peep through a window. They see three guys
sitting on a sofa playing a video game.
                                                            
                       CHINO
Some goddamn little niggas. You
see that?
                                                            
                       HECTOR
Yeah.
                                                            

88.

                       CHINO
This should be easy. You kick the
door in. Let's go.
                                                            
INT. LIVING ROOM. DOPE HOUSE
                                                            
The watchmen appear to be deep into the video game.
                                                            
                       WATCHMAN # 1
Yeah boy, I told You.
                                                            
                       WATCHMAN # 2
That ain't shit. Run it back.
                                                            
                       WATCHMAN # 3
Nah dawg, I got next.
                                                            
BOOM, Hector rushes through the door first, aiming his
shotgun. Watchman number three makes a run for it. Hector
cocks the Shotgun and BLAST him in the back. Chino rushes in
aiming his pistol toward the two on the couch.
                                                            
                       CHINO
Where the stash at, little
niggas!?
                                                            
                       WATCHMAN # 1
Ain't no stash in here, dude.
                                                            
                       CHINO
You see ya boy on the floor? You
about to be next to him.
                                                            
 
INT. LIVING ROOM. LEON'S MANSION - NIGHT
                                                            
Hector drops the two duffel bags on the floor in front of
Leon. Leon looks down at the bags and smirk.
                                                            
                       LEON
Y'all lay low for a few days.
Let's see what happens.
                                                            
                       CHINO
You think that's enough?
                                                            
                       LEON
My nephew don't know the first
thing about handling this
pressure.
                                                            
                       CHINO
You should just kill 'em.
                                                            

89.

                       LEON
Trust me, if I thought he was that
serious of a problem I would.
Relax, it'll all play out.
                                                            
Chino looks concerned.
                                                            
                       LEON (CONT'D)
Besides, the little nigger stepped
his game up on the streets. Now I
can really pimp his ass.
                                                            
 
INT. TRUCK - DAY
                                                            
SAINT sits behind the wheel with Junior is seated shotgun.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
It's getting dry out here. We
might need to find a new connect.
                                                            
                       SAINT
You still ain't heard nothing?
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
Nope. Let's ride to the strip real
fast.
                                                            
                       SAINT
Cool.
                                                            
 
EXT. SUV. PASADENA STRIP - DAY
                                                            
Junior and Saint lean against the front grill of the SUV.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
One of our guys been talking to
Leon. What you think?
                                                            
                       SAINT
La La acted like he had a problem
taking our packages.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
It's him.
                                                            
Raheem walks, up getting their attention.
                                                            
                       JUNIOR
How we looking?
                                                            

90.

                       RAHEEM
We on point.
                                                            
He gives Junior a piece of paper.
                                                            
                       RAHEEM (CONT'D)
Somebody pulled up on the strip
earlier and told me to give you
that.
                                                            
Junior study the piece of paper.