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Menace To Society (Short)
by John Frusciante (losgringosproductions@gmail.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Drama   User Review: ***1/2
A day in the life of a young boy trying to survive.


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MENACE TO SOCIETY (SHORT)

FADE IN:

INT. NICKS ROOM - DAY
                                                            
10:32 A.M.

Nick is asleep in his bed and wakes up. He gets out of bed
and is only wearing beatup skater jeans. He throws a shirt
on and messes up his hair. He heads down stairs.
                                                            
 
INT. DOWNSTAIRS - DAY
                                                            
Nick goes downstairs and he walks into the kitchen. He grabs
a piece of bread for breakfast. His mom is asleep on the
couch and he wakes her up.
                                                            
                       NICKS MOM
      (Pissed Off)
What the fuck are you doing.
                                                            
                       NICK
I'm just getting breakfast. (Under
his breathe) Jesus Christ.
                                                            
                       NICKS MOM
What did you just say!
                                                            
                       NICK
Nothing...
                                                            
                       NICKS MOM
So you are lying to me now?
                                                            
                       NICK
Oh my god leave me alone I was
just getting fucking breakfast.
                                                            
His mom gets up.
                                                            
                       NICKS MOM
What the fuck did you just say to
me? I wish your father could see
you now, he'd hit you so hard.
                                                            
He walks out the front door and slams it.
                                                            
 

2.

EXT. OUTSIDE STREETS - DAY
                                                            
Nick is walking around and the opening titles.
                                                            
 
EXT. BACK ALLEY WAY. - DAY
                                                            
11:16 A.M.

Nick walks into a back alley and there are a couple of guys
standing around.
                                                            
                       NICK
Hey are you holding?
                                                            
                       DEALER 1
Yeah. What do you want?
                                                            
                       NICK
Just a two dimebags man.
                                                            
                       DEALER 1
Thats 25 bucks.
                                                            
                       NICK
Shit...
                                                            
He pulls out a wad of cash.
                                                            
                       NICK
Here.
                                                            
He hands him the money and gets the drugs. He puts it in his
pocket.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE COLE'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
11:47 A.M.

He walks up to the doorway and knocks on the door.
                                                            
                       COLE
Ladies, ladies, ladies look at
this morose motherfucker right
here.
                                                            
                       NICK
Can I come in?
                                                            
He walks in anyways.
                                                            
 

3.

INT. COLES HOUSE. - DAY
                                                            
Nick and Cole walk in. Cole is in a robe.
                                                            
                       COLE
Want a drink?
                                                            
Nick flops down on his sofa.
                                                            
                       NICK
Yeah sure. What are you serving?
                                                            
                       COLE
Since my parents are both at work.
I have absolutely whatever you
want.
                                                            
Nick gets up.
                                                            
                       NICK
Shit. Really?
                                                            
                       COLE
Yep, and I know how to not get
caught.
                                                            
Cole opens up a thing of Vodka.
                                                            
                       NICK
How?
                                                            
                       COLE
Well when its a new bottle I just
refill it up with a little bit of
water and shake it up so it mixes
in. But once it gets emptier like
the levels are around the middle I
don't have to do a thing cause my
parents don't know the difference
and then I just wait for them to
finish it off once it gets to low.
Then start all over.
                                                            
                       NICK
Sounds like you've thought this
through.
                                                            
Cole pours two drinks. He looks at the bottle and just puts
it back.
                                                            
                       COLE
Haha yeah. Here you go.
                                                            

4.

He hands Nick the drink.
                                                            
                       NICK
Thanks man.
                                                            
                       COLE
So what the fuck's up with you and
that girl Janelle? Did you tap
that yet?
                                                            
                       NICK
Not yet. But if I keep trying I
know she will break.
                                                            
They finish their drinks.
                                                            
                       COLE
Fuck man. I'm hungry.
                                                            
 
EXT. TOWNCENTER. - DAY
                                                            
12: 30 P.M.

Nick and Cole are eating lunch on a sidewalk.
                                                            
                       NICK
Dude I got this great new hookup
behind the movie theaters.
                                                            
                       COLE
Really? What happened to your
other guy?
                                                            
                       NICK
He began to fuck me over and I got
sick of it.
                                                            
                       COLE
That gay. I hate when they fucking
skimp you.
                                                            
                       NICK
Yeah and he stopped trying to hide
it too. I would get 20 bucks worth
but it was only like worth 8.
                                                            
                       COLE
That's fucked up man.
                                                            

5.

                       NICK
Yeah so I've found this new guy
who has a lot more connections so
I'm getting better stuff.
                                                            
                       COLE
Well thats always good.
                                                            
Nick balls his wrapper into a ball and throws it at Cole and
hits him in his face. Nick stands up.
                                                            
                       NICK
Come on lets get out of here.
                                                            
 
EXT. DAVID'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
1:23 PM

Nick and Cole walk up to David's house and knock on the
door.
                                                            
                       NICK
Shit, I hope he's home.
                                                            
David answers the door.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Whats up ladies. Come inside.
                                                            
 
INT. DAVIDS HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
David, Nick, and Cole walk inside.
                                                            
                       DAVID
So you have the stuff?
                                                            
Nick pulls out the baggy.
                                                            
                       NICK
Here you go.
                                                            
David picks it up and looks at it.
                                                            
                       DAVID
This is why I love you boys. Here,
I have something special for you.
                                                            
David leaves to his kitchen and Nick and Cole are waiting.
                                                            

6.

                       COLE
Dude this guy looks nearly 30
fucking years old!
                                                            
                       NICK
Shh
                                                            
                       COLE
Do you think he is gonna come back
and shoot us and rape us?
                                                            
                       NICK
Shhh....
                                                            
Nick is very nervous.
                                                            
                       COLE
Dude, what the fuck is up with
you?
                                                            
                       NICK
Shut up. You fucking idiot.
                                                            
David walks back out.
                                                            
                       DAVID
I got these a month ago and I
think you guys will enjoy them
more. Think of it as a thank you
for hooking me up.
                                                            
He places two small candies on the table and Nick walks up
and takes them.
                                                            
                       DAVID
And this is for you.
                                                            
He hands Nick an envelope. He takes in and puts it in his
pocket.
                                                            
                       NICK
Thank you David, we really
appreciate it.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Alright now get the fuck out of my
house.
                                                            
                       NICK
Yes sir.
                                                            
Nick and Cole leave.
                                                            
 

7.

EXT. OUTSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD - DAY
                                                            
1: 54 PM
                                                            
Nick and Cole are walking down the street and Cole starts to
ask Nick about earlier.
                                                            
                       COLE
What the fuck was up with that
dude? Why did you keep telling me
to shut up?
                                                            
                       NICK
God you are so stupid. That was
David fucking Vega. He's fucking
infamous.
                                                            
                       COLE
How?
                                                            
                       NICK
He put fish in the vents at school
three days in a row, he was the
guy that put the principles car in
the quad, library, and fucking gym
in one day all at once, and he
just recently he was the one who
gave the school computer viruses
where every website that people
type in is redirected to the most
hardcore porn site ever.
                                                            
                       COLE
Wow he pulled a couple of pranks
big deal but why did we have to be
quiet?
                                                            
                       NICK
Cause he started dealing drugs to
the middle school and high school
which has made him very antsy
cause the police have been trying
to nail him forever. Thats why he
uses me.
                                                            
                       COLE
But I've never seen him at school
and he looked like he was in his
twenties.
                                                            
                       NICK
I heard he was kicked out of
school for something he didn't do
and he got in a huge fight with
            (MORE)

8.

                       NICK (cont'd)
his parents about it and they
didn't believe he was innocent and
eventually they kicked him out or
he left home and now he is pissed
at the school and is getting
revenge.
                                                            
                       COLE
So what did he give us?
                                                            
Nick pulls the candies out from his pocket.
                                                            
                       NICK
He gave us these candies laced
with acid. He never gives anyone
anything so this is huge dude.
                                                            
                       COLE
Are you sure they are safe?
                                                            
                       NICK
Yeah they should be fine. Here.
                                                            
He hands Cole one of them and he unwraps his and pops it in
his mouth and starts to suck on it. Cole unwraps his and
starts to suck on it.
                                                            
                       NICK
Oh shit. This is going to be fun.
                                                            
 
EXT. LSD TRIP - DAY
                                                            
2: 13 PM

Nick and Cole are walking down the sidewalk they start to
act crazy. They are strutting to and they are acting cool.
                                                            
 
INT. SIDEWALK - DAY
                                                            
Cut to them walking backwards.
                                                            
                       COLE
Race you home.
                                                            
                       NICK
Your on.
                                                            
They start to run backwards.
                                                            
 

9.

INT. COLES HOUSE. - DAY
                                                            
Nick and Cole are running around.
                                                            
                       NICK
No, everything has got to go. We
have to get rid of all of it the
british are coming.
                                                            
He starts to pick up the lamp but its plugged in and it
won't come out.
                                                            
                       COLE
No not the british! Run!
                                                            
Cole runs and hides behind a chair.
                                                            
                       NICK
I think they are here.
                                                            
                       NICK
Why do the British keep
attacking...
                                                            
Cut to them talking to each other.
                                                            
                       NICK
Your hair is so soft.
                                                            
                       COLE
I use orange juice and glue to
keep it that way.
                                                            
                       NICK
Whoaaa
                                                            
Cut to. Nick is yelling at his hand.
                                                            
                       NICK
Shut up. No you shut up. I said
shut up.
                                                            
He slaps himself in the face.
                                                            
                       NICK
Ow stop it. Please stop it. No. No
more. I don't like the pain.
                                                            
                       COLE
      (High Pitched)
But I love the pleasure.
                                                            

10.

                       NICK
The British!!
                                                            
Nick sprints away.
                                                            
 
EXT. POOL - DAY
                                                            
Nick and Cole run up to the pool gates and they try to jump
over. Nick hops it pretty easily. Cole jumps over and falls.
                                                            
                       COLE
I'm flying!
                                                            
He jumps back up.
                                                            
                       NICK
Dude lets get in the pool.
                                                            
Cuts back to Cole who already has his clothes off and is
only wearing boxers.
                                                            
                       COLE
Way ahead of you man. Woooooooo.
                                                            
He runs and jumps into the pool.
                                                            
                       COLE
Ahhh Nick! Help its got me! I'm
drowning! No save yourself.
                                                            
                       NICK
No buddy I'll save you!
                                                            
Nick runs and jumps into the pool with his clothes still on.
                                                            
                       COLE
Im all wet help me.
                                                            
Nick starts to pull him up.
                                                            
                       NICK
I got you dude. I got you.
                                                            
 
EXT. POOL CHAIRS - DAY
                                                            
Nick and Cole are sitting on pool chairs talking.
                                                            

11.

                       NICK
And then I said, if you don't want
the monkey then you eat the
cheesecake. Am I right, am I
right!
                                                            
Cole laughs really hard.
                                                            
 
EXT. DRIVEWAY - DAY
                                                            
They are playing basketball. Badly.
                                                            
                       NICK
Three pointer.
                                                            
He shoots and misses badly. A ball flies by Nick.
                                                            
                       COLE
Gonna slam dunk. Im gonna do it. I
am.
                                                            
He runs and jumps and falls.
                                                            
 
EXT. SIDEWALK - DAY
                                                            
5: 37 P.M.

They are sitting on the curb talking.
                                                            
                       COLE
Shit dude how long does this stuff
last.
                                                            
                       NICK
I don't know man but I love this.
                                                            
                       COLE
Dude what time is it?
                                                            
                       NICK
Uhh like 5:40
                                                            
                       COLE
Shit, I gotta get home.
                                                            
They stand up.
                                                            
                       NICK
Dude, I'll see you tomorrow.
                                                            

12.

                       COLE
Fuck, I hope my Dad doesn't notice
anything's wrong with me.
                                                            
                       NICK
Just say you went to the pool and
you are really tired and just
chill in your room.
                                                            
                       COLE
Alright, I will. See you later
man.
                                                            
They slide and pound.
                                                            
                       NICK
Bye.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE NICKS HOUSE - DAY
                                                            


Nick walks behind his house. He puts the envelope on the
table in the back, he puts a thing over it to hold it down.
                                                            
 
INT. JANELLES HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
6: 13 P.M.

There is a knock on the door and Janelle walks up to it to
see Nick standing in the doorway holding flowers. He is
dressed a little nicer and he fixed his hair.
                                                            
                       NICK
      (Joking)
I think these are for you?
                                                            
                       JANELLE
Aww thank you.
                                                            
She leans in and hugs him.
                                                            
                       JANELLE
Come on in. Nick this is my Dad.
                                                            
                       NICK
Hi nice to meet you.
                                                            
                       JANELLES DAD
Nice to meet you son.
                                                            

13.

They shake hands.
                                                            
                       JANELLE
And this is my Mom.
                                                            
                       NICK
Hi, nice to meet you.
                                                            
They shake hands. They all start to walk towards the living
room.
                                                            
                       JANELLES MOM
I'm making chicken cassarole. Is
that good with you?
                                                            
                       NICK
I don't know cause I love chicken
cassarole.
                                                            
                       JANELLES MOM
Well good cause we have got a lot.
                                                            
                       NICK
Cool.
                                                            
They sit down on the couch. Janelle's Mom goes into the
kitchen to keep working on dinner.
                                                            
                       JANELLES DAD
So Nick how are you doing in
school. Getting good grades?
                                                            
                       NICK
Yeah pretty good, A's and B's.
Maybe one or two C's.
                                                            
                       JANELLES DAD
Well thats good.
                                                            
                       NICK
Yeah.
                                                            
Janelle's Mom walks in.
                                                            
                       JANELLES MOM
Alright dinner's ready.
                                                            
 
INT. JANELLE'S ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Nick and Janelle are laying on her bed talking.
                                                            

14.

                       JANELLE
So my parents seem to really like
you.
                                                            
                       NICK
Really?
                                                            
                       JANELLE
Yeah.
                                                            
                       NICK
Cool.
                                                            
They just lay there for a couple seconds while Nick grabs
her hand and then kisses her.
                                                            
                       NICK
I know that you may have heard
things that I have said but I am
in this 100 percent.
                                                            
                       JANELLE
I know.
                                                            
                       NICK
Cause you know I love you. I have
since 8th grade and I have been
waiting forever to be with you and
I wouldn't do anything to lose
this.
                                                            
                       JANELLE
I know.
                                                            
Nick sits up.
                                                            
                       NICK
God, it's not fair. I mean I have
to do all this shit to get money
for my Mom.
                                                            
                       JANELLE
I know it's not fair but you know
she needs it. It helps her even if
she has no idea that its from you.
                                                            
                       NICK
She thinks it's my Dad somehow
helping her out. She gets so happy
when she sees the envelope at her
door. I just can't tell her that I
am making it. It would kill her.
                                                            

15.

                       JANELLE
So her job hunt hasn't been
successful?
                                                            
                       NICK
Kinda, she works a shit job at
night and then gets fucking stoned
and drunk in the day...I...I just
want her to be happy.
                                                            
He puts his head on her shoulder and she hugs him.
                                                            
 
EXT. BACK ALLEY WAY. - NIGHT
                                                            
10:17 P.M.

Nick is walking down the back alley, he is kicking a rock.
He walks pass a bum.
                                                            
                       BUM
Got any change sir?
                                                            
He pulls out a five dollar bill.
                                                            
                       NICK
Yeah here you go.
                                                            
                       BUM
Thank you. I really appreciate it.
                                                            
                       NICK
No problem.
                                                            
 
INT. NICK'S HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
11:42 P.M.

Nick walks in, his Mom is asleep on the couch. She wakes up
and hears him.
                                                            
                       NICK
Hey Mom.
                                                            
                       NICKS MOM
Hey baby.
                                                            
He goes and takes off his shoes.
                                                            
                       NICK
How come you aren't at work?
                                                            

16.

                       NICKS MOM
I'm not working tonight, they gave
me the night off.
                                                            
                       NICK
That's cool.
                                                            
                       NICKS MOM
Guess what happened today.
                                                            
                       NICK
What?
                                                            
                       NICKS MOM
Your father stopped by when I was
asleep. He left another gift for
us.
                                                            
                       NICK
That's good.
                                                            
He starts to head upstairs.
                                                            
                       NICKS MOM
Nicky.
                                                            
He stops and turns around.
                                                            
                       NICK
Yeah?
                                                            
                       NICKS MOM
I love you.
                                                            
                       NICK
I love you to Mom.
                                                            
He turns and walks upstairs.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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From Richard Date 5/4/2010 ****
This is pretty good, man. I'd touch up on the character arc seeing as there really isn't one, but i thought the dialogue as a whole was pretty legit.

From Colin Garland Date 2/9/2008 **
It was interesting, but your dialogue was completely unrealistic. Just from the first few pages. Stuff like "your father would hit you so hard" and "did you tap that yet" is way too corny. It just wasn't believable enough for me.

From John Thompson Date 10/13/2007 ****
Hey not bad.Keep it up.I like stuff like that.


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