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Greenskeeper Willie
by john lebeau (jslebeau@shaw.ca)

Rated: R   Genre: Drama   User Review:
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Lowly greenskeeper stuggles with alcoholism and his troubled past as he tries to find a way to fight back.


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GREENSKEEPER WILLIE

FADE IN:

EXT. CITY CENTER TRACK COMPLEX – 40 YEARS AGO - DAY
                                                            
A group of spectators are watching a young man running
around a track.

The good looks and muscle definition of the young man are
plain to see.

He crosses the finish line and the P.A. system announces a
new National age group record.

WILLIE (18) is standing at the edge of the track and holding
the hand of an eight year old girl with golden blonde hair.
A few other spectators are also standing there.
                                                            
                       SPECTATOR
Wow! That kid can really go.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Yeah. That's my kid brother. If he
would not skip training all the
time he might actually impress a
few people.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIE'S TRUCK - NIGHT
                                                            
A red crew-cab truck. WILLIE is clean-shaven, wearing a golf
hat and a new looking light-weight jacket.

WILLIE wheels his truck into the parking lot at his
neighborhood 7/11. It is 4:00 AM and still quite dark though
the parking lot is well lit. A young girl, 16, wearing a
short skirt and a low-cut top, is sitting on the curb
directly in front of the store.

As WILLIE'S truck pulls to a stop she approaches and tries
to open the passenger side door. Finding it locked she
comes around the truck as WILLIE is getting out.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
What can I do for you?
                                                            
                       GIRL
I am just working.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
What?
                                                            

2.

                       GIRL
      (Smiles)
I am working.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
What do you mean?
                                                            
                       GIRL
You know. I am just trying to
make a living.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Oh….. I'm just here for coffee. I
gotta to get to work.
                                                            
                       GIRL
We could have some fun.
                                                            
WILLIE stands silent for a moment, surprised.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Sorry gal.
                                                            
WILLIE exits the store with coffee a newspaper under his
arm. The girl approaches him again as he walks toward his
truck.
                                                            
                       GIRL
Did you change your mind yet,
handsome?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I can't believe this.
                                                            
                       GIRL
Are you gay or something? C'mon
man, grow a cock.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Fuck off.
                                                            
WILLIE gets into his truck and drives off.
                                                            
 
EXT. WILLIE'S SHOP – WEASEL POINT GOLF CLUB - NIGHT
                                                            
WILLIE parks in front of a large quonset hut, which serves
as his shop and sits.
                                                            
 

3.

INT. JAIL CELL - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE, mid-fifties, physically fit but dressed rather
shabbily, is sitting on a bunk inside a jail cell with his
elbows on his legs and his chin in his hands. Camera moves
to EXTREME CLOSE-UP showing an unshaven WILLIE staring
straight ahead with some beads of perspiration on his
forehead.

PULLING BACK we hear the cell door open and a guard enters
the cell. WILLIE stands up slowly and is led into a room
where he sits across the table from BOB COILMAN. WILLIE
again rests his chin in his hands and stares down at the
table.
                                                            
 
INT. JAIL VISITOR'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            
COILMAN, fifty-ish with a full head of hair and dressed in a
dark three piece suit, opens his briefcase and stares at
WILLIE for a few seconds.
                                                            
                       BOB COILMAN
What the fuck Willie? I have been
a crown prosecutor for 15 years
and have never come across such a
colossal screw-up as this.
                                                            
Silence for a few seconds
                                                            
                       BOB COILMAN
Talk to me Willie.
                                                            
WILLIE looks up for the first time and rubs his unshaven
cheeks with a hand on each cheek.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Where is Dee? Why won't they let
me see her?
                                                            
                       BOB COILMAN
Never mind about that for now. You
are just lucky that you have
friends or you would not even be
talking to me right now. I am here
because we go back a long way and
to tell you that you are going to
need a lawyer. You have to tell
me what happened.
                                                            
WILLIE just sits and stares at the wall.
                                                            

4.

FADEOUT
                                                            
 
EXT. WILLIE'S SHOP, WEASEL POINT GOLF CLUB, PRESENT - NIGHT
                                                            
WILLIE gets out of his truck and walks toward his shop door.
He selects a key from a large number of keys on his key
ring, opens the door and enters.
                                                            
 
INT. MAIN SHOP AREA - NIGHT
                                                            
WILLIE turns on the lights and de-activates the alarm. We
see Willie opening two large bay doors to let the place air
out. WILLIE is moving very fast. He enters his office,
drops the newspaper on his desk, and busies himself with
some paperwork. A few minutes later we see the mechanic and
his helper arrive in an old beat-up half-ton truck. They
look into WILLIE'S office, greet him and start sequentially
moving all the equipment out into the yard. WILLIE leaves
his office and enters the main shop area around 4:55 AM as
the rest of the staff are arriving for the day's work. We
see the inside-shop area and a close-up shot focuses on a
wall clock and a list of telephone numbers posted on the
staff bulletin board. Willie's and Silas's cellular numbers
appear in large bold print.
                                                            
MONTAGE
                                                            
A sequence of scenes demonstrating a typical day of golf
course maintenance for Willie and subsequently we see him
filling out his daily job board, passing on specific
instructions to personnel, activating sprinklers using his
hand held radio, talking to members, etc. We see one of the
grounds crew finish watering a green with a 150 foot hose
and hooking it to his utility vehicle to drag it to the next
green to repeat the task. Other jobs shown include
operation of a power blower to clean around clubhouse,
trimming around trees with weed-eaters and a very old diesel
powered rough mower that sounds as loud as a jet engine. We
see a close-up of the rough mower in operation bouncing
along mowing grass. The old machine has a sign on it naming
the mower "BRONCO BILLY".
                                                            
 
EXT. 14TH GREEN WEASEL POINT GOLF CLUB - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE and SILAS, (Willie's assistant) are standing adjacent
to the 14th green in early morning sunlight.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I know you want the time off
Silas, but you are assistant
superintendent here and sometimes
            (MORE)

5.

                       WILLIE (cont'd)
work has to come first.
                                                            
                       SILAS
Fine. Forget it.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Just let me think about it.
                                                            
JOHN SAMPSON (eighteen, very black and as a native of Sudan,
Africa he is still struggling with the English language)
comes driving down a near-by service road in a Cushman
utility vehicle. Willie waves him down and John stops his
vehicle and walks over to Willie.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Hey John.
                                                            
                       JOHN SAMPSON
Hey (clipped speech), yo Willie.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
When you finish raking bunkers
could I get you to hand water the
18th green and mow the grass
around the clubhouse.
                                                            
                       JOHN SAMPSON
Whot?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Motions toward
       Silas)
Just go see Silas when you are
finished. OK?
                                                            
                       JOHN SAMPSON
Yo. When lunch?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Points back
       toward the
       utility vehicle)
Not for an hour yet. Work, work,
work. Now get going.
                                                            
                       JOHN SAMPSON
Yo.
                                                            
WILLIE and SILAS walk over towards the 15 tee box and
examine a small ash tree. The tree is clearly dying with
only a small amount of foliage left.
                                                            

6.

                       WILLIE
Bark beetles are killing this
tree.
                                                            
                       SILAS
      (Sarcastically)
Do you think?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Fuck this. Let's go back to the
shop.
                                                            
A foursome of club members approach the tee just as they are
leaving. One of them hails Willie.
                                                            
                       MEMBER
      (Loud voice)
Hey! Willie! Willie come over
here will ya.
                                                            
As WILLIE approaches the member he is almost shouting.
                                                            
                       MEMBER
Willie, take a look at this ball
washer towel. It is torn to
shreds and on top of that these
ball washers stink to high heaven.
God, Willie, you are almost
useless. Do you ever do anything
around here? What hours do you
work? I don't think I have ever
seen you do any work around here.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Low voice to
       Silas)
Is he trying to do an impression
of my wife?
                                                            
                       MEMBER
What was that?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Oh, nothing. Listen, Thanks for
pointing that out to me and I will
get on that right away. Sorry, I
did not notice it before.
                                                            
                       MEMBER
I would hope so. Sometimes I
wonder why I even belong to this
club.
                                                            

7.

                       WILLIE
Say, Mr. BODNAR, I am trying to
organize a golf tournament for my
staff and I was wondering if you
might consider making a small
donation to my prize fund?
                                                            
                       MEMBER
      (Annoyed)
What?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Just a small donation so I can get
some prizes for the grounds crew
and put on a good tournament for
them.
                                                            
                       MEMBER
What do you mean?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (sighing)
Would you consider donating to a
prize fund for my staff golf
tournament?
                                                            
                       MEMBER
How much do you want?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Entirely up to you. Some people
give $50, some $20. Just whatever
you think is appropriate.
                                                            
BODNAR reaches his wallet out of his golf bag revealing a
large amount of carrying around money. He fishes out a
single bill and hands it to Willie.
                                                            
                       MEMBER
Here's $10. It's all I have right
now. Enough for you?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Of course, sir. That is very much
appreciated. Listen, I am going
to go now and get someone to fix
up the washers. I thank you for
pointing that out.
                                                            
                       MEMBER
I would hope so.
                                                            

8.

                       WILLIE
Enjoy the rest of your round.
                                                            
Mr. BODNAR ignores WILLIE at this point and heads away to
tee up his ball. WILLIE and SILAS walk back towards their
vehicles.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Fucking assholes. Nothing to do
but bitch and complain. At least
we got the ten out of him.
Actually, I hate it the most when
they are right.
                                                            
                       SILAS
Never mind Willie, I will get the
washers checked.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Thank you.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIE’S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
Willy is sitting at his desk. The phone rings.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Weasel Point Maintenance. Willie
here.
                                                            
                       CITY SOLICITOR
Hi Willie. It's Doug from city
hall.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Hey Doug, how are you doing?
                                                            
                       CITY SOLICITOR
Just fine Willie, but there is a
problem.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Everyone has problems.
                                                            
                       CITY SOLICITOR
You are making too much noise over
there Willie. I have a complaint
in writing from a Mrs. Goodlaw and
a follow up phone call which is
also on the record. You are
breaking the law. No noise before
7:00 AM please.
                                                            

9.

                       WILLIE
Hey, we are working here. My
equipment makes noise.
(Pauses) Is there a process
where-by I can apply for an
exemption to this by-law Doug?
                                                            
                       CITY SOLICITOR
Of course there is Willie, but no
one is going to allow you to wake
up residents along millionaire's
row there. You know better than
that.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Heavy sigh)
OK. I will see if I can make some
adjustments.
                                                            
                       CITY SOLICITOR
Thanks Willie. I do not want to
hear from this lady again.
Understand?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Affirmative Doug.
                                                            
                       CITY SOLICITOR
Hey, we should have lunch
sometime; maybe play a game of
golf together.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
That would be outstanding.
                                                            
WILLIE hangs up the phone.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Sarcastically to
       himself)
Yeah, that is what going to
happen.
                                                            
WILLIE picks up the phone again while looking for a number
in his rolo-dex. Dials a number.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Hi Marty. It's Willie from Weasel
Point.
                                                            

10.

                       MARTY
Hello Willie. How ya doing? Have
you fixed your golf swing yet?
(Laughs)
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Yeah right! Only in my dreams.
How business these days Marty?
                                                            
                       MARTY
Actually, could hardly be better,
Willie. This drought has pushed
up my installations as well as
replacement heads and valves. The
whole irrigation business is much
pleased with the dry weather. What
can I do for you Willie?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I am in the process of organizing
my staff tournament again and was
wondering if you are willing to
contribute to my prize fund again
this year.
                                                            
                       MARTY
Is it that time of year again
already? Hmm. Sure Willie. What
did I give you last year?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
$200
                                                            
                       MARTY
Well let's make it $300 this year.
Your guys sweat blood out there
so I can come out and enjoy a game
of golf and I am happy to help.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Thank you so much. Very generous
and very much appreciated.
                                                            
                       MARTY
Don't mention it Willie. Just
send me an invoice and have fun
with your tournament.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Thanks again Marty.
                                                            
WILLIE hangs up and dials again.
                                                            

11.

                       WILLIE
Hi Walter, Willie here. You got a
sec, or did I interrupt you?
                                                            
                       WALTER
No, not at all. Must be your
staff tournament time again.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Guess you can read me like a book
by now eh, Walter.
                                                            
                       WALTER
Mark me down for my usual $100 and
I will send you some shirts as
well.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
You are the best Walter, thanks so
much.
                                                            
WILLIE hangs up the phone and exits his office into the main
shop where most of the crew is standing around making small
talk.
                                                            
 
INT. MAIN SHOP AREA - DAY
                                                            
                       WILLIE
OK, home time. See you all
tomorrow.
                                                            
WILLIE returns to his office as the crew mingle around and
prepare to leave.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIE’S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE is seen changing very quickly into his golf attire.
He is now wearing appropriate clothing for his golf game and
has cleaned up well. He walks back into the main shop area.
                                                            
 
INT. MAIN SHOP AREA - DAY
                                                            
The crew has left. WILLIE and SILAS close the doors, set the
alarm and leave the shop heading toward their trucks.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I gotta hustle to make my
tee-time. See you tomorrow Silas.
                                                            

12.

                       SILAS
OK, Willie. Remember, all the
putts break toward the cup.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Yeah, right.
                                                            
 
EXT. 1ST TEE BOX - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE is teeing off and we see subsequent scenes of a golf
round he is playing with LEON (forty-five years old and
overweight) and two other members. LEON is a regular golfing
companion of WILLIE'S and he is dressed in very colorful
clothing. We then see the foursome finishing up their round
of golf and approaching the 18th green.
                                                            
 
EXT. 18TH GREEN - DAY
                                                            
We see Leon addressing his short wedge shot to the green. He
hits the shot thin, sculling it over the green and into the
flower bed near the Clubhouse perimeter. He takes a drop and
finishes the hole dreadfully while displaying his
tendency for temper tantrums by throwing his golf club. The
foursome then walks up the balcony steps and subsequently
sit down for a few beers.
                                                            
 
EXT. CLUBHOUSE LOUNGE BALCONY - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE, LEON and the two members are sitting at a table
drinking.
                                                            
                       LEON
You are so lucky Willie.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
My cup runneth over.
                                                            
                       LEON
I totally had you beat until that
shot on 18. It was such a bad
lie. Can't you fix that turf out
front of the green there?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Just give me the $5 bucks you
loser. God, my ears are getting
sore.
                                                            
LEON reaches out his wallet and gives WILLIE a bill.
                                                            

13.

                       LEON
Here. I can't believe I lost to
you. You have such a terrible
swing and you putt like my mother.
I hope you feel guilty about
taking my money and I am surprised
that you can even sleep at nights.
This course is in such bad shape
and if I had had a decent lie on
my approach shot I would have won
easily. You remember when I was a
member at Ash Alley Golf Club,
Willie?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Oh yes. I had forgotten how much
I cared about that.
                                                            
                       LEON
Never mind. At least they had
decent greenskeeping there and I
could play day in and day out and
never get a bad lie. As a matter
of fact, I think I may join there
next year and be done with this
place and your slack maintenance.
I have lots of friends over there
and they would have me back in a
minute. Why, just last week Joe
Taylor called me up………………
                                                            
The foursome continues to drink rounds of beer and LEON
continues to talk a blue streak and keeps talking on and on.
Finally they get up to leave.
                                                            
                       LEON
You assholes are all drunk. You
should be more like me. I always
limit myself to two light beers
and never a drop more. You guys
are a disgrace and there is no way
I will let you drive out of here.
I am giving everyone a ride home.
                                                            
They leave the clubhouse and approach Leon's parked car
which is an older model Cadillac. LEON is still talking
about the 18th hole and poor course conditions in general.
As they arrive at the car the two members get in the back
seat. We see WILLIE stop to pick up a piece of litter and
detour a little to drop it into a litter barrel. LEON opens
his door and hops into the driver seat. WILLIE approaches
the car and opens the door and hears LEON still blathering
on. He pauses for a second, closes the door and gets into

14.

the back seat with the other two members. They drive off
with LEON still babbling away and apparently taking no
notice of WILLIE getting into the back seat.
                                                            
 
INT. LEON'S CAR - DAY
                                                            
                       WILLIE
And furthermore Willie, if you
don't improve course conditions I
am going to organize some of my
fellow members and force you to do
something. We will protest by
marching down the middle of the
fairway, right-handers and
left-handers alike, and if you
think I am kidding around………………….
                                                            
Leon drives on for a while still droning on and on.
                                                            
 
EXT. WILLIE'S DRIVEWAY - DAY
                                                            
The Cadillac stops in front of a modest 3-bedroom 1300 sq.
ft. home with a driveway and a carport. WILLIE is still in
the back seat and his wife DEE is seen in the front yard
doing some gardening in a flower bed. It is a hot day and
she is wearing shorts and a white sleeveless T-shirt.
While she is about 10 pounds overweight but her raw beauty
covers this up totally. WILLIE gets out of the car and
proceeds to walk up the driveway. He approaches Dee and
gives her a brief kiss on the lips.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Hi Sweetie.
                                                            
                       DEE
Nice breath. How many did you
have?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Just three or four beers.
Whatever. It was so hot out there.
                                                            
                       DEE
      (Sounding
       perturbed)
And Leon had to drive you home?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Louder)
Would you rather me have driven
home?
                                                            

15.

                       WILLIE
Just go set the table for gosh
sake. Dinner is ready to go.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIE'S LIVING ROOM - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE and DEE are eating supper on table trays in front of
the TV. They eat for a while with no conversation until
Willie starts to clean up the dishes.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I am way behind on our health care
payments.
                                                            
                       DEE
I know. The collector paid me a
visit the other day. How much
behind are we?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
About $1000. The bill always
seems come at a bad time.
                                                            
                       DEE
I thought you were going to get a
raise.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I am working on it.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
We will get the money somehow. We
always do.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Yeah, I guess so.
                                                            
 
EXT. 6TH GREEN WEASEL POINT GOLF CLUB - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE and SILAS are examining a brown, discolored and
circular area of turf (just off the edge of one of the
greens) with two perfectly formed green footprints in the
middle of it
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Fucking deet. Fucking golfers.
Spraying for mosquitoes on my
greens. Why would you spray your
fucking shoes?
                                                            

16.

                       SILAS
Sandals Willie, and it is not on
the green, so relax a little. The
mosquitoes are really bad right
now. Should we put up some more
signs?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Sarcastically)
Yeah, let's put up some more
signs. Also put one up that says
Silas is an idiot. That's all we
need around here is more signs.
                                                            
                       SILAS
      (Ignoring Willie's
       insult)
Jason was a no-show again today.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
No phone call? No message?
                                                            
                       SILAS
Fire his ass Willie.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Who is raking bunkers then?
                                                            
                       SILAS
Tony, and he is not very happy.
                                                            
                       SILAS
Jason has discovered alcohol. Too
bad. He has lot of ability.
                                                            
                       SILAS
Ability my ass. No show and no
call two days in a row. Fire the
fucker.
                                                            
FADEOUT
                                                            
FLASHBACK
                                                            
 
EXT. 1ST TEE WEASEL POINT - 35 YEARS EARLIER - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE (mid-twenties) is standing beside another young man
who we recognize as his younger brother, but with longer
hair, a scraggly beard and slightly overweight. They are
near the first tee box at Weasel Point and the head
greenskeeper is chewing out Willie's brother. There are
about 8 or 9 other golfers milling about waiting to tee off.
                                                            

17.

                       HEAD GREENSKEEPER
      (Shouting at
       Willie's brother)
You little fucking waste of skin.
Where have you been for the last 4
days?
                                                            
                       BROTHER
Nowhere.
                                                            
                       HEAD GREENSKEEPER
Did you have enough to drink yet?
Listen you little shit; if I was
not in such a good mood right now
you would be gone. You are fucked
up and your brother is not much
better. Now get out of my sight,
both of you assholes.
                                                            
Willie and his brother say nothing and subsequently sidle
away from the area after the rant is over. The greenskeeper
proceeds to hit his tee shot and starts joking around with
his companions.
                                                            
FADEOUT
                                                            
 
EXT. 6TH GREEN – PRESENT - DAY
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I did not know what to say.
                                                            
                       SILAS
      (Quizzically)
What?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Pauses)
Go back to the shop. We will talk
about Jason tomorrow.
                                                            
SILAS drives off in his golf cart and WILLIE goes to his
truck to retrieve his radio controller. He begins operating
his controller turning sprinklers on and off. His cell phone
rings and he takes it out of his pocket and opens the flip
phone.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Hello
                                                            
                       DR. LITCHIS (VO)
Hi Willie, it's Lawrence Litchis.
Have you got a minute?
                                                            

18.

                       WILLIE
Sure doctor. Not real busy at the
moment.
                                                            
                       DR. LITCHIS
Oh good. I, um ,err, hired a
landscaper to do some work in my
back yard a month or so ago and he
worked for about 3 hours and since
that time I have not seen him. All
he did was dump a bunch of garbage
in my back alley.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Sounds like it is time to get a
new landscaper.
                                                            
                       DR. LITCHIS
Now he puts me off when I phone
him by saying he is having trouble
getting staff. Yesterday the city
by-law officer paid me a visit and
is insisting I remove this crap
from the alley. Must have got a
complaint from one of my
neighbors. I am kind of screwed
now.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I would be happy to come and clear
away the garbage, Doc. Want me to
phone someone else for you?
                                                            
                       DR. LITCHIS
Willie, I have a contract with
this guy to clean-up, spray
round-up, re-gravel my dog run and
establish some lawn areas.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
What kind of contract?
                                                            
                       DR. LITCHIS
Over $4000 worth of work and I
gave him a down-payment of over
$1400. He probably drank-up all
of my money, the fat bastard. I
phoned my son, who is a lawyer and
he said that I was stupid to give
the money up front and now there
is nothing I can do about it.
                                                            

19.

                       WILLIE
Landscapers are so busy nowadays
that they can pick and choose
their jobs. I doubt if you would
get anyone to work without some
up-front money these days. Who is
this guy?
                                                            
                       DR. LITCHIS
Name is Steve Detrik. Calls his
company Rock and Earth.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Pauses and writes
       on his note pad)
Never heard of him. I will find
out about this guy and get back to
you. I may have some leverage
here.
                                                            
                       DR. LITCHIS
Thanks Willie.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
No problem Doctor. I will call
you later.
                                                            
                       DR. LITCHIS
OK Willie. Thanks. Have a good
day.
                                                            
Willie goes over to his truck and sits in the seat, opening
up a small book. Then dials on his cell phone.
                                                            
 
INT. PETER DILLON'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
Peter Dillon, mid-forties and dressed in casual clothes, is
seated behind his desk in a small, modern office. The phone
rings a couple of times. He finishes scribbling a signature
and then picks up.
                                                            
                       PETER DILLON
Dillon Sod Farms, Peter here.
                                                            
                       WILLIE (VO)
Hey, Peter. It is Willie over at
Weasel Point.
                                                            
                       PETER DILLON
Hi Willie. How ya doing?
                                                            

20.

                       WILLIE
Just fine. You got a minute.
                                                            
                       PETER DILLON
For you. Anytime. By the way do
you still want me to supply the
sod for your fairway renovation
this fall?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Absolutely.
                                                            
                       PETER DILLON
You are gonna need about 4 acres
of dwarf bluegrass right?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
That's right Peter. Money has all
been approved. The wheels are in
motion.
                                                            
                       PETER DILLON
Excellent. Now what can I do for
you Willie?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Friend of mine is having a problem
with one of our local landscapers.
His name is Steve Detrik. Calls
his company "Rock and "Turf". Ever
run across this character?
                                                            
                       PETER DILLON
Name kind of rings a bell. Not
sure though. Why, what happened?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Friend gave him some up-front
money and now he has skedaddled.
                                                            
                       PETER DILLON
What is the company name again?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
"Rock and Turf".
                                                            
                       PETER DILLON
Leave it with me. I will call you
back.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Thanks Peter.
                                                            

21.

Peter hangs up the phone and walks out of his office to the
reception area. The receptionist, Ruth is a shapely blond in
her mid-thirties, attractive but clearly wearing too much
make-up. She is standing at a counter working on a computer.
                                                            
                       PETER DILLON
Ruth, does "Rock and Turf
Landscaping" have an account with
us?
                                                            
                       RUTH
Yeah, that is Steve's company.
                                                            
                       PETER DILLON
Yes, Steve Detrik, I know. What is
their status?
                                                            
                       RUTH
I will check. (pauses) $930 on
account from three weeks ago.
                                                            
                       PETER DILLON
Cut them off.
                                                            
                       RUTH
But they are not even 30 days.
                                                            
                       PETER DILLON
      (Louder)
No more credit Ruth.
                                                            
                       RUTH
Very well sir.
                                                            
Ruth makes some key strokes on her computer.
                                                            
 
EXT. WILLIE'S TRUCK - DAY
                                                            
Willie closes his phone and opens it again. Dials a number
by memory. We hear the phone answered by an effeminate male
voice.
                                                            
 
INT. DR. LITCHIS' OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
SHAWN, a young man in his early thirties, is sitting at a
desk and answers the ringing phone. All his mannerisms give
the impression that he is gay.
                                                            
                       SHAWN
Dr. Litchis' office. Shawn here.
                                                            

22.

                       WILLIE (VO)
Hi Shawn. Willie here from the
golf course.
                                                            
                       SHAWN
Oh, Hi Willie
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Do you know anything about this
landscaper problem the Doctor is
having?
                                                            
                       SHAWN
Oh yes, I have heard all about
it.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I am trying to help out a little
here. Can you do something for
me?
                                                            
                       SHAWN
What do you mean?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Can you phone the Better Business
Bureau and lodge a complaint
against this guy and also phone
city hall? They have a department
that handles complaints such as
this and at the same time you
might want to find out if this
character even has a license to
operate within the city limits.
                                                            
                       SHAWN
Does Litchis know about this?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
He personally asked me to look
after it.
                                                            
Shawn is holding the phone between his shoulder and his ear
while filing his nails and reading "Star" magazine.
                                                            
                       SHAWN
I am pretty busy Willie.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
OK. Fine. Guess I will ask the
doctor to get you to make the
calls.
                                                            

23.

                       SHAWN
Never mind. I will do it.
Anything else?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Nope. That's it.
                                                            
Willie closes the phone without further words.
                                                            
 
EXT. WEASEL POINT GOLF CLUB – 1ST TEE - DAY
                                                            
We see a foursome waiting to commence their round at the 1st
tee box which is near both the clubhouse and a lake which
borders the whole north side of Weasel Point Golf Course.
One of them tees up a golf ball and hits it into the lake
while the other three watch. JONATHAN STREET, a short man
with a paunch and about 40 years old, who is the general
manager of Weasel Point sees this from his office window in
the clubhouse and strides out to the first tee box.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
You sir. What do you think you
are doing?
                                                            
                       GOLFER
What do you mean?
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
      (Pompously)
Do you know who I am!
                                                            
                       GOLFER
Sure don't.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
      (Straightens up
       and sticks out
       his chest)
I am the General Manager here at
Weasel Point and hitting balls
into the lake is strictly
forbidden. I want your name and
account number.
                                                            
                       GOLFER
Don't have an account number. I
am playing as a guest here.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Well, you won't be hitting another
ball into the lake, my good sir.
                                                            

24.

                       GOLFER
Whatever.
                                                            
STREET turns and walks away back toward the clubhouse. We
see another golfer in the group tee up a ball and smash it
into the lake. Street hears the "thunk" noise of the golf
shot but merely raises his shoulders and continues on back
to his office. The golfers are laughing.
                                                            
 
EXT. WEASEL POINT GOLF CLUB - SHOP YARD - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE drives his truck to the shop and as he arrives in the
shop yard we see an old man, approximately 70 years old and
bald, waiting to see Willie. He approaches as soon as Willie
starts to open his truck door. Willie does not have a chance
to get out of the truck.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Hello Mr. Bettger.
                                                            
                       MR BETTGER
      (Loud voice)
You know I have warned you about
this before.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Warned me about what Mr. Bettger?
                                                            
                       MR BETTGER
About what?? You know damn well
that you are flooding my basement.
I was talking to the Mayor this
morning. He is going to order you
to have that pond removed and you
know it!
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I thought the problem was solved
when I bought you a second sump
pump. I believe you signed the
agreement papers last season.
                                                            
                       MR BETTGER
Hah, Hah. Do you think I was born
yesterday? If you don't lower the
level of that curs-ed pond by
exactly 8 inches immediately you
are going to get a visit from the
mayor and furthermore…..
                                                            
WILLIE holds up his hand and interrupts.
                                                            

25.

                       WILLIE
Mr. Bettger, I will try to comply
with your request but I will have
to consult with my club president.
I do not make all the decisions
around here as you know.
                                                            
                       MR BETTGER
Alright then. I am glad to see
you are finally smartening up a
little bit.
                                                            
WILLIE reaches behind the seat of his truck and pulls out a
brand new black and red cap with a TORO logo emblazoned on
the crown.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Do you need a new hat Mr. Bettger?
                                                            
Mr. BETTGER takes the hat reluctantly and puts it on his
bald head. He looks 10 years younger.
                                                            
                       MR BETTGER
Yes, thanks for the hat but don't
forget what I said.
                                                            
WILLIE takes out his notepad and pretends to write
something.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
It is in my book.
                                                            
Mr. BETTGER smiles, turns and gets in his truck and drives
away.
                                                            
WILLIE proceeds into the shop as the grounds crew are
cleaning up and preparing to leave for the day.
                                                            
 
INT. MAIN SHOP AREA - DAY
                                                            
We see WILLIE talking to the staff and we also see JOHN
SAMPSON going towards the bathroom.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
OK. Home time guys. Try again
tomorrow.
                                                            
The staff leaves and WILLIE and SILAS are having their
typical short discussion before they depart for the day.
                                                            
 

26.

INT. SHOP WASHROOM - DAY
                                                            
Camera shot of stall door with feet showing under the door.
We hear loud sounds of violent diarrhea.
                                                            
 
INT. MAIN SHOP AREA - DAY
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Tomorrow we will repair that water
main and please remind me about
complying with the noise by-law.
                                                            
                       SILAS
What is that about?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
About noise. What the fuck do you
think?
                                                            
                       SILAS
Alright, just asked. (pauses) What
about my time off?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I will let you know in the
morning.
                                                            
WILLIE activates the alarm with his 4-digit code. He and
Silas exit, closing the door. From the inside we see the
dead-bolt lever closing.
                                                            
 
EXT. SHOP YARD - DAY
                                                            
                       WILLIE
See you tomorrow Silas.
                                                            
                       SILAS
See you Willie.
                                                            
WILLY and SILAS drive away.
                                                            
 
INT. MAIN SHOP AREA - DAY
                                                            
JOHN has finished his business on the toilet. He leaves the
bathroom area and enters the main shop where he sets off the
motion sensor on the alarm system. An incredibly loud,
pulsing alarm siren is going off in the shop and we see John
run to the door and try to open it pushing and pulling
frantically. He steps away and holds his hands to his ear

27.

for a moment and then rushes to the phone, seeing Willie's
phone number dials his number.
                                                            
 
EXT. PARKING LOT – WEASEL POINT GOLF CLUB - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE is just about to leave through the parking lot gates
when he hears his phone ring. He pulls over and answers.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIES TRUCK - DAY
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Hello.
                                                            
                       JOHN SAMPSON (VO)
Aieeee!! Willie! Fock!
                                                            
WILLIE hears the alarm in the background and gives a look of
understanding.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Hang on John. Be right there.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
WILLIE makes a quick U-turn and is
back at the shop with 3 minutes.
The alarm is still blaring. Willie
unlocks the shop door and enters.
                                                            
 
INT. MAIN SHOP AREA - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE enters the code which disables the alarm and beholds
a shaken but now relieved John Sampson.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
What the hell, John. What are you
doing?
                                                            
                       JOHN SAMPSON
Fock!
                                                            
                       WILLIE
It's OK John. Come on let's go. I
will give you a ride home today.
                                                            
WILLIE resets the alarm and they leave the shop.
                                                            
 

28.

EXT. SHOP YARD - DAY
                                                            
Together they load John's bike on the back of Willie's truck
and proceed down the road and off the golf course property.
Willie takes the freeway by-pass exit and speeds up a little
as he leaves the on-ramp.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIE'S TRUCK - DAY
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Buckle up John.
                                                            
                       JOHN SAMPSON
Hoh?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Motioning with
       his seat strap)
Do up your fucking seat belt.
                                                            
                       JOHN SAMPSON
      (Buckling up)
Yo.
                                                            
They drive on for a while and Willie takes his hat off with
one hand and wipes his brow with his forearm.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Hot day today, eh John.
                                                            
                       JOHN SAMPSON
Yo.
                                                            
WILLIE leans forward and starts taking off the light
windbreaker he is wearing. He gets one arm out of its sleeve
and is steering with his knees while trying to get the other
arm out. He is now leaning quite a bit forward with both
hands behind his back and is struggling a little bit to get
his arm free of the jacket. The truck hits a small pot-hole
and Willie's knees slip of the steering wheel and they veer
toward the shoulder of the road and the ditch beyond. Willie
barely recovers in time and frees his hands to grab the
wheel and correct back onto the freeway. Willie and John
glance at each other but neither one says a word. They
continue on in silence until Willie stops in front of John's
apartment building.
                                                            
 

29.

EXT. STREET SIDE, FRONT OF APARTMENT - DAY
                                                            
                       WILLIE
There you go, John. See you
tomorrow.
                                                            
JOHN gets out and lifts his bike out of the box of the
truck.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Out the window)
You OK John?
                                                            
                       JOHN SAMPSON
Fock.
                                                            
WILLIE drives home, parking curbside in front of his house.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIE'S HOME, ENTRANCE HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
Willie hangs up his coat as Dee comes to greet him.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Hi Sweetie.
                                                            
Dee approaches dressed in evening clothes.
                                                            
                       DEE
You are a little late aren't you.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I was delayed.
                                                            
                       DEE
Did you forget that we have the
board supper tonight?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Damn.
                                                            
                       DEE
      (Smiling)
Your clothes are laid out on the
bed. Get in the shower you old
fool.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Here I go.
                                                            
 

30.

INT. KITCHEN - DAY
                                                            
Willie enters the kitchen, puts ice in a glass and pours a
double shot of Crown Royal. He takes his glass and heads to
his bedroom. We see him drink one half of the glass in one
swallow and observe his bed with the clothes laid out for
him.
                                                            
 
INT. FORD VAN - NIGHT
                                                            
WILLIE and DEE are driving in an old beat up van that serves
as their family car.
                                                            
                       DEE
How was your day?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Day was alright. No one died and
no one was hurt.
                                                            
                       DEE
Willie, I know that is your code
for a bad day. What happened?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Actually was not that bad. I have
a little noise by-law deal to
settle and Mr. BETTGER paid me
another visit.
                                                            
                       DEE
Water in his basement again? Why
doesn't he just sell his house and
move?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
He can't without taking a beating.
Law says that he has to fully
disclose his basement drainage
problem which will knock at least
$200,000 off the value of his
property.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
What about him building an indoor
swimming pool in his basement? He
could afford it.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Very funny. Let's not talk about
it. It's really just small
potatoes.
                                                            

31.

They ride in silence for a minute and we see them pulling
into the Weasel Point lot and parking near the clubhouse.
They enter the building.
                                                            
 
INT. WEASEL POINT GOLF CLUB DINING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
There is lots of hand shaking and a few introductions for
DEE and new board members. We see WILLIE and DEE mingle for
a while and then all sit down and have supper. Attractive,
shapely female servers wearing low cut blouses and short
skirts are all over the supper service. We see JONATHAN
STREET staring at cleavage a few times. Willie is talking
to a board member and his wife seated across the table from
he and Dee.
                                                            
                       BOARD MEMBER
Don't you just hate these new
Wal-Mart stores?
                                                            
                       BOARD MEMBER'S WIFE
Yes don't you just really? The
stores are so big and I can never
find anything. And the parking
lots! I can never find my car
after shopping.
                                                            
                       BOARD MEMBER
      (Smiles)
Dear, the men are talking here.
No, what I mean is that they come
into a town or city and push the
hard-working small entrepreneurs
out of business. They enjoy an
unfair advantage. It really is a
tragedy and our politicians should
really do something about it.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
What should the politicians do?
                                                            
                       BOARD MEMBER
Well, err, they should pass a law
or something.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Actually I think Wal-Mart has
raised the standard of living of
many people.
                                                            
                       BOARD MEMBER
      (Agitated voice)
What the hell to you mean?
                                                            

32.

                       WILLIE
Dee and I lived in Mountain Creek
25 years ago and I looked after a
small 9-hole golf course. There
was only one men's wear store and
one hardware store in whole town.
So when I needed a new dress shirt
to wear to a wedding I went to the
Davis Men's Wear store and paid
$60 for a white shirt and that was
many years ago. Mr. Davis would
drive his BMW to my golf course
where I was cutting grass for
cheap wages so his membership fees
cost him no more than pocket
change. Now I can buy that shirt
at Wal-Mart for $15.
                                                            
                       BOARD MEMBER
Well, that is just one example.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Actually I think I paid $12 for a
small bag of nails at Sven's
hardware and the man always drove
a late model 4-wheel drive truck
when he came to play golf. Dee
and I were living in a rented 70
year-old home with slanted floors.
We could not afford any better
because the greenskeepers had to
be paid low wages so the townsfolk
could golf for cheap.
                                                            
                       BOARD MEMBER
      (Chuckling)
Willie, you would not understand.
You are not a business man.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I understand that now many people
on the low end of the
socio-economic scale can afford to
own a TV and a microwave thanks to
Wal-Mart and furthermore people
like you……
                                                            
                       DEE
      (Interrupting)
Willie, will you please go get me
another glass of wine?
                                                            

33.

                       WILLIE
I actually admire……
                                                            
                       DEE
Please, now Willie. I am very
thirsty.
                                                            
WILLIE reluctantly gets up and heads toward the bar.
                                                            
                       BOARD MEMBER
Is he a communist or something?
                                                            
                       DEE
Oh no. Willie is just a little
opinionated sometimes. (To the
board members wife) I just love
your dress. Did you buy it in one
of the local shops?
                                                            
                       BOARD MEMBER'S WIFE
No, honey, I bought it when we
were in Paris last spring. Do you
really like it?
                                                            
Just then GEORGE GREASTON (short, fat with a goatee and
around 60 years old) stands up and clinks on his glass to
get every body's attention.
                                                            
                       GEORGE GREASTON
As president of Weasel Point Golf
Club I would like to welcome
everyone to our annual board of
director's supper at this time. I
am sure the new board members are
starting to feel at home here and
are enjoying the wonderful scenery
we have here.
                                                            
Camera shot of four serving girls standing off to the side
in a row. GREASTON chuckles almost to the point of a
guffaw. There is nervous laughter from the rest of the
crowd.
                                                            
                       GEORGE GREASTON
My thanks to Mr. Street for
arranging this fine affair. I
know how much effort is involved
and we appreciate you taking time
from your busy schedule to
accomplish this. Naturally a
thank you goes out to Willie, our
greenskeeper for all his fine work
on the golf course. However if I
happen to 3-putt one more green I
            (MORE)

34.

                       GEORGE GREASTON (cont'd)
may be looking for a new head
greenskeeper.
                                                            
GREASTON laughs out loud and a few others join him with the
rest smiling or soft laughter.
Willie smiles but looks very uncomfortable.
                                                            
                       GEORGE GREASTON
Anyway, this ends the formal part
of our evening and I hope everyone
is having a pleasant time. Drinks
are on the house for the rest of
the evening and if anyone has any
board matters to discuss I am at
your disposal. Enjoy.
                                                            
We see the guests get up from the table and more than a few
head straight to the bar. A short time later we see DEE and
WILLIE standing together separate from the rest of the
group.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Do you think we can safely leave
now?
                                                            
                       DEE
Soon Willie. I will go say my
good nights to a few people.
                                                            
DEE leaves WILLIE standing alone and we observe GREASTON
approaching carrying an extra drink and handing it to
Willie.
                                                            
                       GEORGE GREASTON
Hey, how are you doing old friend?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Just fine George.
                                                            
                       GEORGE GREASTON
Your wife fills out that dress
rather nicely Willie. You getting
any these days? (loud laugh)
                                                            
WILLIE stares at him with a half smile.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I don't keep track.
                                                            
                       GEORGE GREASTON
Anyway Willie, I am doing a little
project in my backyard and I could
sure use a couple of truck loads
            (MORE)

35.

                       GEORGE GREASTON (cont'd)
of that nice top-dressing sand you
use. I am hoping you could arrange
to have some brought over to my
place early tomorrow morning.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Do you think that is wise sir? I
just brought that sod over to your
place and helped you lay it only a
couple of weeks ago. Besides
early mornings are very busy for
me.
                                                            
                       GEORGE GREASTON
Willie, I have an 11:30 tee time
so I need the material first
thing. Work before pleasure you
know and I have been reviewing
your contract the last few days. I
think you may be in line for a
cost of living increase in your
salary.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Leave it with me. I will see what
I can do.
                                                            
                       GEORGE GREASTON
      (Puts his arm
       around Willie's
       shoulders)
That's my man. Greenskeeper
extraordinaire.
                                                            
DEE comes back and she and GREASTON greet, with him giving
her a hug while at the same time putting his hand on her
ass. She squirms out of it and she and Willie leave the
building. We see them walking down the clubhouse walkway.
They approach the handicapped parking area and see JONATHAN
STREET trying to help one of the board members into his car.
The man is connected to a portable oxygen bottle on wheels
and Street appears to be trying to aid him in entering his
automobile.
                                                            
 
EXT. WEASEL POINT GOLF CLUB PARKING LOT - NIGHT
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
It's alright Mr. Hughes. I will
give you a hand and we can put
this in the seat beside you.
                                                            

36.

                       MR. HUGHES
No. No….
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
      (Interrupting)
Don't worry. It is no trouble and
I insist.
                                                            
                       MR. HUGHES
But you don't understand…..
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
      (Interrupting)
Now, now, it's OK. No harm in
accepting a little help. False
pride is a sin you know.
                                                            
                       MR. HUGHES
You idiot! This is not my car!
Fucking idiot.
                                                            
WILLIE laughs out loud and DEE elbows him in the side. We
see STREET cast a venomous glance in Willie's direction.
They proceed on and get into their van and exit the parking
lot.
                                                            
 
EXT. SHOP YARD - NIGHT
                                                            
It is still dark and as WILLIE arrives at work. He gets out
of his truck he hears a voice calling to him from the
direction of the back bay-door. At a distance of about 50
yards Willie sees a stranger wearing a hooded sweatshirt. He
is well illuminated by the larger mercury vapor light that
is mounted over the door.
                                                            
                       STRANGER
      (Shouting)
Hey, come over here, I need a
ride.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Sounding alarmed)
What is your problem?
                                                            
                       STRANGER
      (Taking a couple
       of steps forward)
I need your help. Come over here
and give me a ride. I am from
Ottawa and have been walking all
night. Now come and give me a
ride.
                                                            

37.

                       WILLIE
      (Taking a few
       steps backward)
Just a minute. I may be able to
help you. I am going to call
someone who will give you a ride.
                                                            
WILLIE takes out his phone which causes the stranger to
become more agitated.
                                                            
                       STRANGER
      (Takes a few more
       steps forward)
No. No. No. Noooo. Don't do
that(pulls his hood down). Put
that fucking phone away asshole.
Look, I am a white guy just like
you. Don't worry. Just give me a
ride.
                                                            
WILLIE takes a couple of steps backwards.
                                                            
                       STRANGER
Here, let me put my shit on the
table.
                                                            
The STRANGER reaches both hands into his pouch pockets and
starts throwing pill bottles towards WILLIE and they land
about one-half of the way toward him. Willie getting really
alarmed now opens his phone and presses a speed dial button.
                                                            
                       SILAS (VO)
Hello.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Where the fuck are you?
                                                            
                       SILAS
At Tim Horton's, where the fuck do
you think I am.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Get the fuck over here right away.
                                                            
WILLIE closes his phone and just then TREVOR, rough looking,
mid-thirties and wearing a leather jacket, arrives for work
and parks his motorcycle next to the shop.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Trevor, get over here will you.
                                                            
                       TREVOR
What's up Willie?
                                                            

38.

The STRANGER frantically gathers his medications and then
runs away back toward the clubhouse area.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Come on. Let's take my truck.
                                                            
They climb in Willie's truck and follow the stranger who
hurries off the property and runs down the sidewalk.
                                                            
                       TREVOR
Who the fuck was that?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Just another fruitcake. This is
getting ridiculous. There are too
many homeless people, natives and
wackos hanging around the course
at night. One of these days,
Trevor, you are going to come to
work and find me in a pool of
blood.
                                                            
                       TREVOR
You need a taser Willie.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
What?
                                                            
                       TREVOR
You need a high amp Taser to
protect yourself. If you have a
Taser, the only way you will be
beat is by a gun and believe me
there are very few people who have
the balls to use a gun.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
A Taser? As if I could get a
Taser.
                                                            
                       TREVOR
Whatever.
                                                            
WILLIE turns the truck around and heads back to the shop.
They park and get out.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
When we get started here, I want
you to put a load of sand on my
truck and one on the old Dodge. We
have a little road trip to make.
                                                            

39.

                       TREVOR
Where are we going?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Club president needs a couple of
loads of sand.
                                                            
                       TREVOR
Being Greasy's little bitch again
eh Willie?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Smiling)
Just do it, OK! And throw a couple
of wheel barrows on as well.
                                                            
We see SILAS arrive, speeding down the service road. He
parks, gets out and hurries over to Willie. In the
background we see Trevor operating a front end loader and
piling sand onto an old ½ ton truck.
                                                            
                       SILAS
What the fuck is the emergency.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I will tell you all about it
later. Right now I have to do
something for the club president
and I am taking Trevor and John.
Get someone to assume Jason's
duties and then assemble a crew
with trimmers, blowers, and Bronco
Billy. I want you to clean up the
area around the 5th tee box at
precisely 7:00 AM. I will be back
around 9:30.
                                                            
                       SILAS
Why 7:00AM?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Silas, please just do it.
                                                            
                       SILAS
Alright, alright.
                                                            
 
EXT. WEASEL POINT PARKING LOT - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE and JOHN SAMPSON are driving through the parking lot
and TREVOR is following driving the old Dodge. Each truck
is loaded to the hilt with sand. It is broad daylight now

40.

and an old man who is unloading his clubs from the trunk of
his car stops and stares at them as the leave the lot.
                                                            
 
EXT. BACK ALLEY , HOME OF GEORGE GREASTON - DAY
                                                            
The trucks pull up to a gate. A hand written note is on the
gate that says "Willie, could you please spread the sand
around a little". WILLIE rips the note off the gate,
crumples it up and throws it on the ground.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Let's get those wheel barrows
going.
                                                            
WILLIE and his two grounds keepers get busy shoveling,
hauling and raking out the sand in the yard.
                                                            
 
EXT. WEASEL POINT GOLF CLUB 5TH TEE AREA - DAY
                                                            
SILAS and some of the grounds crew are running trimmers,
blowers, rough mower etc. and making a hell of a racket. We
see another close-up of the mower with the "BRONCO BILLY"
sign. Camera moves to a house across the street and zooms
in showing an old lady, with purple hair wound up in big
hair curlers, staring out her window. We also see a Mercedes
and a Navigator parked in the driveway of an obviously very
expensive home. She has a telephone pressed against her ear.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIE'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE is sitting at his desk and hears a commotion coming
from the shop area. He goes to the doorway and observes
Silas and Jason in a heated conversation.
                                                            
 
INT. MAIN SHOP AREA - DAY
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Shouting)
Jason, you are useless waste of
oxygen and I can't believe you
still have a job.
                                                            
                       JASON
Sorry Silas. I fucked up but I
have not been feeling well.
                                                            
                       SILAS
Yeah, right! You fucking
bullshitter. Put that in your book
of excuses. Now get out of my
            (MORE)

41.

                       SILAS (cont'd)
sight. As a matter of fact, why
don't you just go home and not
come back.
                                                            
At this point WILLIE intervenes.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Thank you Silas. Jason, come in
here please.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIE'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
JASON, a young man of average height and build, enters and
appears in pretty rough shape. His clothes are dirty and
wrinkled. He is wearing a ball cap and his face is pale and
unshaven. WILLIE motions him to sit down.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Hey Jason. What's up with you?
Where have you been?
                                                            
                       JASON
Sorry Willie but my alarm clock is
not working and my place is such a
mess that I could not find my work
clothes or my boots. I don't
know. I am just having trouble
with my thoughts.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Smiles and shakes
       his head)
Trouble with your thoughts? Where
have I heard that before?
                                                            
WILLIE stares off and is silent.
                                                            
FADEOUT
                                                            
FLASHBACK
                                                            
A younger Willie walks up a sidewalk and enters a small
three room house, with a much neglected landscape
surrounding the place.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIE'S BROTHER'S HOME, 30 YEARS EARLIER - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE'S younger brother is sleeping on the couch. Beer and
wine bottles litter the floor. The house is extremely messy
and Willie just stands and peers at the floor for a few

42.

moments. We then see Willie working quickly gathering up
the bottles while his brother lies passed out on the couch.
                                                            
 
EXT. WILLIE'S BROTHER'S HOME – 30 YEARS PREVIOUS - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE is feverishly mowing the yard, raking up clippings
and collecting garbage. Willie goes back into the house.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIE'S BROTHER'S HOME, 30 YEARS PREVIOUS - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE'S brother is awake and sitting at a small table with
a bottle of beer in his hand.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Want to talk?
                                                            
                       
Maybe later. I can't think
straight right now. My thoughts
are all fucked up.
                                                            
Willie's brother tips the bottle to his mouth and drains it
while at the same time reaching for another beer.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Quietly)
You don't say.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIE'S OFFICE, PRESENT - DAY
                                                            
                       JASON
I know that sounds lame Willie.
Sorry.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Do you want to keep this job?
                                                            
                       JASON
Yeah Willie. I need the work.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
How long does it take you to ride
your bike to work in the mornings?
                                                            
                       JASON
About 20 minutes.
                                                            

43.

                       WILLIE
How much time do you need to wake
up and get out of the door in the
mornings?
                                                            
                       JASON
      (Pauses)
I don't know. Maybe 15 or 20
minutes.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Alright. I will phone you each
morning at 4:15 and from there I
expect you to get your shit
together and report to work on
time and in shape to do some work
for me. Alright?
                                                            
                       JASON
Oh, you bet Willie. Thanks man, I
won't let you down.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Very well. Now, I want you to go
home and clean up your place and
do some thinking. If you are late
again I will lock you down in the
shop and make you listen to ABBA
music for two hours.
                                                            
                       JASON
      (Nervous laugh)
Don't worry Willie. I won't be
late again.
                                                            
WILLIE exits his office, as Jason scurries off.
                                                            
 
INT. MAIN SHOP AREA - DAY
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Silas, you would have made a good
Nazi. How many times do I have to
tell you that you have to put
these guys in a position where-by
they do not want to disappoint
you? The iron hand simply does
not work.
                                                            
                       SILAS
Willie, the little asshole is just
playing games.
                                                            

44.

                       WILLIE
We'll see. I have some work around
here. Can you check on the guys?
I want you to bring them in early
today.
                                                            
                       SILAS
Will do. Sounds good to me.
                                                            
WILLIE stands in the shop area where ED WHITE is sweeping up
the floor. Ed is 6 feet 4 inches tall with massive arms and
a very large around the middle. He has been diagnosed with
schizophrenia and speaks with slowly with a nasal quality.
Two other crew members are working on sprinkler repairs on a
large bench across the side of the shop.
                                                            
                       ED
      (Slowly to one of
       the crew)
Where do you live?
                                                            
                       CREW MEMBER #1
On the north side Ed.
                                                            
                       ED
No. What is your address?
                                                            
                       CREW MEMBER #1
5504 46 Av. North.
                                                            
                       ED
Oh. (To the other crew member)
Where do you live?
                                                            
                       CREW MEMBER #2
East Coulee Drive. 3300 block.
                                                            
                       ED
Oh. OK.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Approaching the
       group)
Hey Ed. How's it going today?
                                                            
                       ED
      (Slow and nasal)
Alright.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Why do you need to know where
everyone lives?
                                                            

45.

                       CREW MEMBER #1
He is trying to find a ride home
Willie?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Oh, OK, I get it. Hey Ed, want to
hear a good knock, knock joke?
                                                            
                       ED
      (Stretches out his
       words)
Yeeeaaah. OK.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
OK. Here goes. You ready?
                                                            
                       ED
Yeeeaaah.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Knock, Knock
                                                            
                       ED
Who's there?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Pirate interuptus.
                                                            
                       ED
Pirate int….
                                                            
WILLIE interrupts and makes the sound like a pirate.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Aaaaaaaaaaar!
                                                            
WILLIE laughs a little and ED smiles and looks puzzled. The
other crew guys laugh out loud.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Want to hear it again?
                                                            
                       ED
OK.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Knock, Knock
                                                            
                       ED
Who's there?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Pirate interuptus.
                                                            

46.

                       ED
Pirate int….
                                                            
WILLIE interrupts again.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Aaaaaaaaaaar Matey!
                                                            
This time WILLIE exaggerates the pirate sounds and walks
around a little like he has a peg leg. Ed laughs this time,
obviously now getting the joke. After the laughter dies
down Ed says nothing else and merely goes back to his
sweeping.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIE'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE walks back to his desk. The phone is ringing.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Weasel Point. Willie here.
                                                            
                       CLUB PRO (VO)
Hey Willie. I am calling from the
Pro Shop and someone is here to
see you. Some sort of agent or
something he said. OK to send him
down there?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Yeah, that's fine. Send him on
down. I will be here. Thanks.
                                                            
WILLIE looks at the dirty floor in his office, gets up from
his desk and moves to the door.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Ed, can you sweep up in here when
you are finished the shop.
                                                            
                       
OK Willie.
                                                            
 
EXT. SHOP YARD - DAY
                                                            
A car drives up and parks in front of the shop. A
middle-aged balding man dressed in a casual sports jacket
with a shirt a tie gets out and walks toward the shop door.
                                                            
 

47.

INT. WILLIE'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE hears a knock on his door jam and stands up. He sees
a head leaning into the open door area.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Come on in.
                                                            
                       COLLECTION AGENT
      (Stepping in)
You Willie?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Guilty as charged.
                                                            
The AGENT extends his hand, which the WILLIE accepts.
                                                            
                       COLLECTION AGENT
Charles Mundell but you can call
me Chuck.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
OK. Chuck it is then.
                                                            
                       CHARLES MUNDELL
OK if I have a seat?
                                                            
WILLIE motions to the chair and MUNDELL sits down.
                                                            
                       CHARLES MUNDELL
Nice office you have here.
                                                            
WILLIE just stares straight ahead and Mundell is smiling.
                                                            
                       CHARLES MUNDELL
Well, err; shall we get right down
to it?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Right down to what?
                                                            
                       CHARLES MUNDELL
You owe the government $1480 and
we need to make arrangements for
you to pay this debt immediately.
I am tired of phoning you all the
time.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I told you on the phone that I
don't have the money right now.
                                                            

48.

                       CHARLES MUNDELL
You have a visa card, don't you?
Their interest rates are really
quite low.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Smiles)
That sounds like a really bad
idea.
                                                            
                       CHARLES MUNDELL
Sir, this is immoral what you are
doing. You are cheating every
other taxpayer out of their money.
Can you not see that?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Maybe I could give you a small
payment.
                                                            
                       CHARLES MUNDELL
I need you to pay off your bill
right now. (Reaches in his
briefcase) I have all the forms
with me. We can clear this up
right now and be done with it.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I understand you paid my wife a
visit the other day.
                                                            
                       CHARLES MUNDELL
That is correct.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Well, she was quite upset. Is that
your normal procedure – to go
around harassing people in their
homes?
                                                            
                       CHARLES MUNDELL
If it is necessary. Yes.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I would not do that again if I
were you.
                                                            
                       CHARLES MUNDELL
Whatever. Now, let's get back to
you paying your bill.
                                                            
ED WHITE enters the office busily sweeping and paying no
attention to the two men. MUNDELL shifts his chair a little.

49.

WILLIE and Mundell sit in silence for a moment or two. Ed,
towering over both of them, stops his sweeping and stares at
Mundell for a full minute.
                                                            
                       ED
      ((Leaning on his
       broom and looking
       at Mundell)
Where do you live?
                                                            
WILLIE and MUNDELL just sit in surprised silence.
                                                            
                       ED
I mean what is your address?
                                                            
Mundell squirms and shifts his chair again.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
It's OK Ed; you can sweep here
after we are through.
                                                            
                       ED
OK Willie.
                                                            
ED exits the office and another moment of silence passes
before MUNDELL speaks.
                                                            
                       CHARLES MUNDELL
Look, maybe we can work something
out here. You said you could give
me a payment.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Yes, well, I could. It won't be
much though.
                                                            
                       CHARLES MUNDELL
No worries. Whatever you can
afford will do.
                                                            
WILLIE gets up and walks to the door and calls Ed back in.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Ed, reach the safe down for me,
please.
                                                            
ED reaches up on a high shelf and lifts a very heavy looking
safe and sets it down with a thud on Willie's desk. Willie
spins the combination quickly, opens the safe and hands a 20
dollar bill to Mundell.
                                                            

50.

                       CHARLES MUNDELL
I was hoping for something more
substantial.
                                                            
WILLIE and ED just stare at Mundell.
                                                            
                       CHARLES MUNDELL
On the other hand, I believe this
will suffice for now. I really
must be going.
                                                            
MUNDELL stuffs some papers in his briefcase and scurries out
of the office.
                                                            
                       ED
Willie, can I go get a coke now?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Sure Ed. Way you go. I owe the
staff fund $20. Remind me
alright?
                                                            
                       ED
OK.
                                                            
 
INT. MAIN SHOP AREA - DAY
                                                            
The grounds staff are all in the shop getting cleaned up.
WILLIE and SILAS are talking.
                                                            
                       SILAS
Why did you call us in early?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Home time. I am letting everyone
off early today. It is too hot.
                                                            
                       SILAS
Alright! Bonus.
                                                            
All leave the shop area and we see WILLIE get on a golf cart
and head up the service road toward the practice range.
                                                            
 
EXT. PRACTICE RANGE - DAY
                                                            
As WILLIE drives by the practice range we see LEON waving
him down excitedly.
                                                            
                       LEON
Hey Willie, some of my friends are
coming over for a game later this
aft. Is it alright if we go out
            (MORE)

51.

                       LEON (cont'd)
as a fivesome?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Better not Leon. You are already
in enough shit for stealing those
range balls and using them on the
course.
                                                            
                       LEON
No way. I paid $5 for that bucket
of balls. They were mine.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Laughs)
Yeah right. Nice try Leon.
                                                            
                       LEON
Hey Willie, why you got the greens
so fast. I can hardly putt on
them.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Leon, speed is relative. Do you
know that the earth is traveling
through space at 26,000 miles per
hour?
                                                            
                       LEON
So?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Well, one little deviation in the
earth's speed can change the pace
of your putt in an instant.
                                                            
                       LEON
      (Pauses)
Hmmm. Guess you are right. You
know with all the petroleum we are
pumping out of the earth right now
I bet the old planet is getting a
little lopsided. No wonder all
this shit is happening.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Shakes his head)
Yeah, no wonder you are a fucking
mental moron.
                                                            
                       LEON
Fuck you too, Willie.
                                                            

52.

                       WILLIE
Yeah, sure. Now quit talking to
me. I have work to do.
                                                            
                       LEON
We still on for our game tomorrow?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Don't see why not.
                                                            
 
EXT. 18TH GREEN - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE and LEON shake hands and leave the 18th green at the
conclusion of their golf game.
                                                            
 
INT. CLUBHOUSE LOUNGE - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE and LEON have just finished a game of golf together
and are sitting at a table with two empty chairs and
drinking beer.
                                                            
                       LEON
You know Willie; I think number 8
is my favorite hole on this golf
course.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Really Leon? Oh yeah, I think I
read about that last week in "WHO
CARES" magazine.
                                                            
                       LEON
Fuck you Willie.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Actually I think you like that
hole for the same reason your
ancient ancestors liked the same
sort of landscape.
                                                            
                       LEON
What?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
On number 8 you have an elevated
tee box looking down on a grassy
fairway with a pond surrounded by
trees with low lying branches. The
green in the background gives
contrast to the view and
highlights the whole landscape.
                                                            

53.

                       LEON
No shit Einstein. I have only
played the hole about 1000 times.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Your ancient ancestors loved a
high vista with a grassy plain
containing a water hole surrounded
by trees with low lying branches.
They were hunters and the high
ground allowed them to spot their
prey grazing on the grass. The
water attracted the animals and
the low lying branches gave the
hunters cover so they could
approach their potential supper
and be concealed long enough to
throw a spear and make the kill.
                                                            
                       LEON
What the fuck are you talking
about Willie?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Hey, are we still playing together
in the Southern Amateur this
weekend?
                                                            
                       LEON
I guess so. Where are we playing
it this year?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Right here at Weasel Point.
                                                            
                       LEON
Yeah, I am down for that. I don't
want to hear a bunch of bullshit
when we are playing though.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Don't listen to yourself think
then, you moron.
                                                            
LEON motions to the waitress.
                                                            
                       LEON
Kendra, can we have another round
here?
                                                            
                       KENDRA
Gotcha Leon.
                                                            

54.

                       WILLIE
Willie, how do you even stand to
listen to your own bullshit?
                                                            
WILLIE just stares out the window of the lounge.
                                                            
FADEOUT
                                                            
FLASHBACK
                                                            
 
INT. HOTEL BAR, 25 YEARS PREVIOUS - NIGHT
                                                            
WILLIE and his BROTHER are sitting in a bar having a drink
together. They are discussing Willie's upcoming marriage to
Dee.
                                                            
                       BROTHER
You sure you want to get married
Willie?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
We have been living together for a
year and a half now. Dee moved
out a couple of weeks ago and said
she was not coming back if we did
not get married. Of course we are
getting married. I love that woman
very much and I want you to be my
best man.
                                                            
                       BROTHER
Sure Willie. What do I have to
do?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Not much. Do you still have a
suit to wear?
                                                            
                       BROTHER
Not sure. Most of my clothes are
at Mom's.
                                                            
WILLIE leans back and tips his chair looking at his brother.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Smiles)
You are getting a little tubby. No
way you will fit into your old
suit. I will rent you one for the
day.
                                                            

55.

                       BROTHER
Thanks Willie.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
And no drinking before the
ceremony. Dee will smell it a mile
away and will think I have been
drinking. You know once I was
eating some rum candies and Dee
accused me of drinking and driving
and then there was the time when I
stopped to buy a case of beer and
accidentally broke one. I stunk
of alcohol and when I got home Dee
was sure I was drunk driving and
then just a couple of weeks
ago…………….
                                                            
                       BROTHER
      (Smiling)
Alright Willie, I get the picture.
Doesn't your tongue ever get
sore?
                                                            
FADEOUT
                                                            
 
INT. CLUBHOUSE LOUNGE - DAY
                                                            
Two other members sit down with Leon and Willie.
                                                            
                       MEMBER
Hey losers. How it going?
                                                            
                       LEON
Willie's the loser today. I beat
his ass on the back nine.
                                                            
                       MEMBER
Say, Willie, who the hell is
setting your pins these days. I
lipped out at least 3 or 4 putts
today. All the cups are domed.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Sorry, complaint department is
closed right now. Actually Sam, I
think I set the cups today.
                                                            
WILLIE stands up abruptly.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Gotta go Leon. See ya folks.
                                                            

56.

                       LEON
Hey, I just bought you a beer.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Grabbing the
       bottle)
Thanks, I will drink it on the way
out.
                                                            
Willie walks past the bar and on the way out he tips the
beer to his mouth and easily downs the bottle.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIES OFFICE, NEXT MORNING - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE is seated at his desk looking over some papers. SILAS
is standing in the door way.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Can you run the crew today Silas.
I have a meeting with the club
president this morning and I want
to take some time to get prepared.
                                                            
                       SILAS
No problem Willie. I got lots on
my to-do list. I will keep them
hopping for you.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Thank you. We can talk later.
                                                            
SILAS turns toward the main shop area.
                                                            
                       SILAS
      (Shouting to the
       whole crew)
Why are you guys still here?
                                                            
 
EXT. 5TH GREEN, WEASEL POINT - DAY
                                                            
A short fat worker is shown finishing hosing down the green.
He proceeds to hook the hose to his Cushman utility vehicle
and starts to drag it to the next green. A foursome of
golfers is approaching the green and the worker starts to
pull away from the green dragging a 150 foot hose behind
him. One member of the foursome is an old Scotsman (perhaps
80 years old) who is carrying his small bag on his shoulder.
He approaches the green area and somehow gets his foot
caught in the trailing loop of the hose. The Scotsman falls
down on his back, drops his bag and is subsequently dragged
down the fairway towards the next green. The worker cannot

57.

hear his cries for help because of the engine noise his
vehicle is making. This continues until one of the golfers
on an adjacent hole dashes over in his golf cart and waves
the worker down. The old man is badly shaken up and a cell
phone appears. An ambulance is called and we see it driving
down the service road toward the scene of the mishap. No
siren but the vehicle is moving very fast.
                                                            
 
EXT. WEASEL POINT GOLF CLUB, PATIO AREA - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE and GEORGE GREASTON sitting a table on the clubhouse
patio. Willie has some papers in front of him. A foursome
of members, on their way to the 10th tee box, walk by the
area where WILLIE and GREASTON are sitting
                                                            
                       MEMBER
Hey Willie, so that's what you do
to someone when they don't replace
their divots eh? Drag them down
the fairway.
                                                            
Much laughing amongst the foursome as they continue on.
                                                            
Close shot of WILLIE looking perplexed but he just stares at
the departing members. We then see GREASTON eye-balling one
of the waitresses and pinch her ass as she comes over to see
if they need anything. A moment later we see SILAS off to
the side frantically motioning to Willie. Willie does not
see him so Silas grabs his cell phone and calls Willie.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Hello.
                                                            
                       SILAS
      (Agitated voice)
Willie, come here for a sec.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
What's up?
                                                            
                       SILAS
Please just come here.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Where the hell are you?
                                                            
                       SILAS
Look over your right shoulder.
                                                            
WILLIE looks over his shoulder and see SILAS standing near
some shrubs beside the patio area.
                                                            

58.

                       WILLIE
What the fuck? Just a sec.
                                                            
WILLIE closes his phone and turns to GREASTON.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Excuse me a moment.
                                                            
WILLIE goes to confer with SILAS and they whisper to each
other for a couple of minutes. Willie then goes back to sit
at the table with GREASTON.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Something has come up that
requires my attention. Can we
continue this another time?
                                                            
                       GEORGE GREASTON
      (Reluctantly)
I suppose, but we must soon talk
about increasing your life
insurance coverage and boost the
contributions to your RSP plan. I
have lots of other clients Willie
and I can only make so much time
to discuss these matters with you.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Maybe we can talk about it during
the winter months after the
season.
                                                            
                       GEORGE GREASTON
Sooner is better than later
Willie. You may be dead the next
time I see you. (obnoxious laugh
follows).
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Can we talk about my new contract
as well?
                                                            
                       GEORGE GREASTON
Just go do your job Willie.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Right.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIES OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE is sitting at his desk with the young overweight
employee who is seated in a chair opposite.
                                                            

59.

                       WILLIE
Seems we had a little accident.
You alright Andy?
                                                            
ANDY just sits and says nothing. Face is pale as a ghost
and he looks stunned.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I want you to take the rest of the
day off. Go home and get some
rest. Don't worry. You will not
lose any pay because of this
incident.
                                                            
ANDY, saying nothing, gets up and slowly walks out of the
office.
                                                            
WILLIE goes to the shop washroom and fills a sink of water.
Splashes water on his face a couple of times and washes his
hands. He then re-enters the shop area where SILAS is
waiting.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I am going to the hospital.
                                                            
 
INT. REGIONAL HOSPITAL, EMERGENCY ROOM DESK - DAY
                                                            
We see WILLIE identifying himself to a nurse and then he is
ushered into the room where Mr. Brown, the old Scotsman, is
lying on a bed. He is visibly bruised on his face and arms
and his legs are underneath the covers.
                                                            
 
INT. REGIONAL HOSPITAL, PATIENTS ROOM - DAY
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Hello Mr. Brown. I came here as
soon as I heard. I am so sorry
about this.
                                                            
                       MR. BROWN
      (Moaning)
Hi Willie. It's OK. Not your
fault.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Anything I can get you?
                                                            
                       MR. BROWN
Don't think so Willie, the nurses
are so nice here and are taking
good care of me.
                                                            

60.

                       WILLIE
I suppose this means I don't get
strokes the next time we play
together.
                                                            
They both laugh but MR. BROWN'S exertion caused by his
laughter brings on another moan and a nurse comes in and
pull back the sheets exposing his legs. We see a pitiful
sight where-by one of his skinny legs has a bandage with a
little blood seeping through the dressing and exposed
bruises are readily apparent.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I will be right back.
                                                            
Willie leaves the room and sits down in the waiting room. He
subsequently gets up and goes into the public washroom and
locks the door. He stares into the mirror.
                                                            
FADEOUT
                                                            
FLASHBACK
                                                            
 
EXT. REHABILITATION HOUSE, BALCONY 20 YEARS EARLIER - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE'S BROTHER is sitting in a lawn chair on a third floor
balcony at a rehabilitation half-way house. He has long hair
and a long natural, un-trimmed beard. The brother sits with
his head hung down for a while and then puts his hands on
the balcony rail and leap-frogs over the railing landing on
the asphalt driveway some 20 feet below.
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM, 20 YEARS EARLIER - DAY
                                                            
A younger Willie is standing at the foot of the bed and
Willie's blonde haired sister (10 years younger than Willie)
is sitting in a chair by the bed holding her injured
brother's hand. His brother's face is extremely bruised and
discolored and both his arms are in casts. One leg is in a
cast and held in a sling.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Looking good little brother.
                                                            
The three of them share a nervous laugh.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I am going to the cafeteria. Be
right back.
                                                            

61.

WILLIE exits the room, walks down the hall and enters a
public washroom.
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL WASHROOM - DAY
                                                            
Willie is leaning against the sink counter and sobbing,
                                                            
FADEOUT
                                                            
 
INT. REGIONAL HOSPITAL WAITING ROOM, PRESENT - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE is in the waiting room at the hospital and Mr.
Brown's nurse approaches.
                                                            
                       FEMALE VOICE
Sir, we are ready to let Mr. Brown
go home. He says a neighbor will
be able to see to his needs. I am
assuming you are family?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Something like that.
                                                            
                       FEMALE VOICE
The doctor will give you a
prescription and we will wheel him
to the main door.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Thank you very much.
                                                            
WILLIE helps MR. BROWN get into the passenger seat of his
messy truck and load the walker that the hospital provided
into the box of his truck. Willie drives Mr. Brown to his
house.
                                                            
 
EXT. MR. BROWN'S DRIVEWAY - DAY
                                                            
The neighbor is waiting. WILLIE and the NEIGHBOR help MR.
BROWN out of the truck and with the aid of the walker he is
able to walk to his side door.
                                                            
                       MR. BROWN
Thanks for your help Willie.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
The least I could do.
                                                            
                       MR. BROWN
What about my car?
                                                            

62.

                       WILLIE
I will see that it is brought over
here. Do you have a spare set of
keys?
                                                            
The NEIGHBOR and Mr. BROWN go in the house and the neighbor
returns with some keys. WILLIE and the neighbor confer for
a moment.
                                                            
                       NEIGHBOR
      (Hands Willie the
       keys)
Here. What happens now?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
What do you mean?
                                                            
                       NEIGHBOR
I called his daughter and she is
flying in from Minneapolis. She
is going to want some answers.
                                                            
WILLIE stares straight ahead.
                                                            
FADEOUT
                                                            
FLASHBACK
                                                            
 
INT. MCDONALD'S RESTAURANT, 19 YEARS PREVIOUS - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE'S BROTHER is doing clean-up work in the bathroom of a
McDonald's restaurant. He has a cast on his left forearm and
is still with long hair and a beard. We see him pour some
cleaning compound into a mop bucket but when he bends over
to pick up a rag the fumes overwhelm him. He drops to the
floor and has trouble breathing amidst much coughing. The
supervisor comes in and sees him on the floor. He takes
quick action with first aid procedures and calls for an
ambulance.
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL, EMERGENCY ROOM 19 YEARS PREVIOUS - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE is seen hurrying into the room and the SUPERVISOR
from the McDonald's recognizes Willie and stands up to
greet him.
                                                            
                       SUPERVISOR
Hi Willie. Very sorry about all
this.
                                                            

63.

                       WILLIE
What happened? Is he alright?
                                                            
                       SUPERVISOR
He is going to be fine. There is
some burning to the linings of his
lungs but no permanent damage.
Damn, I am so sorry. This is
entirely my fault.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Impatiently)
What exactly happened?
                                                            
                       MARCY
He mixed ammonia and bleach in his
mop pail. I always warn new
employees about this but I was so
busy today that it got past me.
                                                            
FADEOUT
                                                            
 
EXT. MR. BROWN'S DRIVEWAY, PRESENT - DAY
                                                            
                       WILLIE
This whole thing just got past me.
                                                            
                       JULIE
What?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I will definitely speak with her
when she arrives. What is her
name?
                                                            
                       JULIE
Elaine Tanner.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Alright. I have to leave now.
Here is my card. Please call me if
I can do anything.
                                                            
 
EXT. PARKING LOT, DILLON'S SOD FARMS - DAY
                                                            
A truck pulls up to the building and stops in a customer
only parking parking space. A sign on the door reads "Rock
and Turf". STEVE DETRIK exits his truck and walks toward the
building. DETRIK appears a little overweight but tall and
handsome as he takes long strides to the building. He opens
the door and enters.
                                                            
 

64.

INT. DILLON SOD FARMS, RECEPTION AREA - DAY
                                                            
DETRIK looks around an empty reception area and heads around
the counter to an alcove where the washrooms are located. He
listens at the door marked Ladies for a second, then opens
the door and enters. RUTH is standing in front of the mirror
applying make-up. She glances in the mirror at Steve but
continues with her make-up. Steve moves forward and reaches
around her grabbing both her breasts and starts grinding
himself into her ass while kissing her neck.
                                                            
                       STEVE DETRIK
Where's the boss, Ruthie?
                                                            
                       RUTH
He stepped out, but get the fuck
off of me. I don't want to get
messed up.
                                                            
                       STEVE DETRIK
You saying you don't like it?
That's not what you said the last
time.
                                                            
                       RUTH
I am saying get the fuck out of
here. This is a ladie's room.
                                                            
                       STEVE DETRIK
OK. Have it your way. Just get
your pretty fat ass out front and
have your boys load my truck.
                                                            
                       RUTH
      (Hesitates)
No can do Stevie. Dillon has iced
your account. No more credit.
                                                            
RUTH arranges her blouse and they both move back to the
reception counter.
                                                            
                       STEVE DETRIK
Yeah right. Now, come on, let's
get my truck loaded.
                                                            
                       RUTH
I can't do it. Unless you can
clear your account and pay cash.
Then it won't show.
                                                            
                       STEVE DETRIK
What the fuck is this all about?
                                                            

65.

                       RUTH
I have no idea. Boss got a call
from Willie over at Weasel Point
and then locked up your account.
                                                            
                       STEVE DETRIK
      (Louder)
What the fuck has he got to do
with anything?
                                                            
                       RUTH
Look, I told you I don't know. I
also got a call from the "Better
Business Bureau" asking about you.
                                                            
                       STEVE DETRIK
What the hell did they want?
                                                            
                       RUTH
Asked if you were in good standing
with us and shit like that.
                                                            
                       STEVE DETRIK
What did you say?
                                                            
                       RUTH
I told them they would have to
talk to Dillon and he was out.
                                                            
                       STEVE DETRIK
Fucking Willie, eh? Bastard. Think
I will have to pay him a visit
tomorrow morning. Anyway, tell the
boys to load my truck will ya?
                                                            
RUTH grabs on to DETRIK'S belt and pulls him toward her.
                                                            
                       RUTH
Can't do that Stevie but we could
go back into the ladies room for a
while.
                                                            
STEVE grabs her arm and roughly pushes it away.
                                                            
                       STEVE DETRIK
Stupid bitch. I have shit to do.
                                                            
STEVE turns on his heels and storms out of the office
opening the door by kicking it.
                                                            
 

66.

EXT. WILLIE'S DRIVEWAY - DAY
                                                            
Willie parks and enters his side door.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIE'S KITCHEN - DAY
                                                            
A note on the table from DEE reads "Out for the evening with
my church group". WILLIE reaches in the cupboard and brings
down a bottle of Crown Royal. He proceeds to have 4 or 5
double shots and then looks at his watch deciding that he
better have something to eat. He makes a big sandwich, goes
to his bedroom and sits on his bed eating.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIE'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
DEE enters the room and finds WILLIE passed out on his bed
still holding a half-eaten sandwich.
                                                            
                       DEE
      (Shaking Willie)
Willie, what is going on? Get
undressed and get into bed. Here,
give me that sandwich.
                                                            
WILLIE awakes and seems startled. He quickly takes a big
bite of the sandwich and hands it to Dee.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Will you make sure my alarm is
set?
                                                            
                       DEE
Yes, Willie. Is everything
alright?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Right as rain, Hon.
                                                            
 
INT. MAIN SHOP AREA - DAY
                                                            
SILAS is addressing the crew and assigning the days work.
TREVOR walks towards Willie's office holding a small box in
his hand.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIES OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE is sitting motionless at his desk as Trevor enters.
Trevor places the box on Willie's desk.
                                                            

67.

                       WILLIE
What is that?
                                                            
                       TREVOR
Just point and shoot Willie.
                                                            
WILLIE opens the box to reveal a shiny looking Taser. He
takes it out of the box and examines it.
                                                            
                       TREVOR
      (Big smile)
Virtually brand new Willie. Was
only used once by a Grandma on her
way home from shopping.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Eyes wide open)
Amazing. This is the read deal.
Wow! What do I owe you for this?
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
How about a big kiss? (Laughs).
We can figure that out later,
gotta go.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Thanks Trevor.
                                                            
Trevor exits the office and joins the crew as SILAS is
addressing them.
                                                            
 
INT. MAIN SHOP AREA - DAY
                                                            
                       SILAS
I am warning every one of you
fuckers not to say one word about
the incident with Andy and old Mr.
Brown. There may be a law suit
over this and we keep all our
thoughts to ourselves. Everyone
got that??
                                                            
                       CREW MEMBER
Where is Andy anyway?
                                                            
                       SILAS
Never mind! I know where Andy is
and he knows where he is so you
just worry about where you are and
what you are doing.
                                                            

68.

                       CREW MEMBER
I say we go find him and drag him
around on the parking lot. Fucking
idiot.
                                                            
SILAS, holding a pipe wrench in his hand, approaches the
crew member and gets right in his face.
                                                            
                       SILAS
I say I am going to stick this
pipe wrench down your throat.
                                                            
                       CREW MEMBER
      (Gulps)
Alright, sorry.
                                                            
                       SILAS
Now get to work and if anyone says
anything to Willie about this
matter they will be talking to me
behind closed doors.
                                                            
 
EXT. BACK OF SHOP - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE is in a deserted area behind his shop practicing with
the Taser. He is zapping some weeds and even has to stomp
out a little grass fire at one point and appears visibly
frustrated.
                                                            
 
EXT. SHOP YARD - DAY
                                                            
STEVE DETRIK rapidly approaches a parking spot in the yard
driving his company truck. He skids to a halt and bolts out
of his truck. One of the crew is just leaving the shop.
                                                            
                       STEVE DETRIK
Where is Willy?
                                                            
The CREW MEMBER motions to the back of the shop with his
thumb and DETRIK stomps forward on his way to confront
WILLIE. As he rounds the corner he stops in his tracks and
observes Willie stamping out a grass fire. Willie then holds
the Taser to a piece of wood. Sparks fly and parts of the
wood turn black. Detrik quickly retreats back around the
building and stands by the shop door. Willy rounds the
corner, still holding the Taser in his hand and spots Detrik
as he approaches the door.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Good morning. (pauses) What can I
do for you?
                                                            

69.

                       STEVE DETRIK
      (Holds out his
       hand)
I am Steve Detrik. I, err, just
came by to see you.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Ignoring the hand
       shake)
Oh, yeah? I've heard of you.
                                                            
DETRIK is obviously staring at the Taser. WILLIE looks down
at the weapon.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Small grin and
       shrugs)
Oh, this. Umm, oh, never mind
                                                            
                       STEVE DETRIK
I was just wondering if you had
any work for me. You know, any
contrator's jobs?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
You are Steve Detrik? Rock and
Turf?
                                                            
                       STEVE DETRIK
Yeah, that's right Willie. Things
are a little slow and I thought
you may have some work for me.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Slow? Is that why you did not
complete your work for Dr.
Litchis?
                                                            
                       STEVE DETRIK
      (Stammering)
Oh thaaaat? W-W-Well, that was
just a misunderstanding. That is
all worked out now. The Doc and I
are good.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
That so?
                                                            
                       STEVE DETRIK
      (Glancing again at
       the Taser)
Anyway, I will get out of your
hair now. I see you are busy. Here
is my card and I hope we can do
            (MORE)

70.

                       STEVE DETRIK (cont'd)
business some time.
                                                            
DETRIK turns and leaves without giving Willie time to
answer. Willie stands still and watches Detrik exit in his
truck.
                                                            
 
INT. JONATHAN STREET'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
STREET is talking on the phone.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
I can assure you that we at Weasel
Point Golf Club deeply regret the
unfortunate accident involving
your father Mrs. Tanner
                                                            
                       MRS. TANNER (VO)
How could something like this have
happened? It seems impossible.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
I agree that the circumstances
were highly unlikely but in no way
is Weasel Point Golf Club
responsible for the fact that your
father is old and cannot really
see where he is walking. He was
in error….
                                                            
                       MRS. TANNER
      (Interrupting)
Are you crazy? He was dragged by
one of your employees across the
ground and has serious injuries.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
Err. Yes, that is true but in the
future your father must not
interfere with maintenance
operations.
                                                            
                       MRS. TANNER
I want to speak your supervisor.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
I am the general manager and am in
charge of all golf course
operations.
                                                            

71.

                       MRS. TANNER
Oh my god! You gotta be kidding.
(pauses) Well, are you considering
any compensation for my poor
father? He will not be able to
golf for the rest of the season
and golf is his life.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
      (Takes a moment)
What did you have in mind?
                                                            
                       MRS. TANNER
Well, maybe a life membership or
at least a season's pass for free
golf next year.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
      (Snorts)
Oh, no, no, no, no, no. We may
consider waiving his minimum house
charge for the months that he is
unable to play.
                                                            
                       MRS. TANNER
How much does that cost him?
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
$35 per month.
                                                            
We hear a click and then silence as Mrs. Tanner hangs up on
Street.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIES OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE is standing in his office staring at an empty space
on his bulletin board and ignoring the ringing telephone.
He goes back to his desk chair moving very slowly. SILAS
enters his office.
                                                            
                       SILAS
Street just phoned. Wants to see
you ASAP.
                                                            
WILLIE says nothing for a moment. Just sits and stares.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Picking up his
       phone)
Maybe I can get away with just a
phone call.
                                                            

72.

WILLIE speed dials and leans back in his chair. He lets
loose a very loud involuntary sigh.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET (VO)
Weasel Point Golf Club. Jonathan
Street here.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
It's Willie.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
Anything you want to tell me
Willie?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I'm sure you know the whole story.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
Don't get smart with me Willie.
You are in big trouble (woodpecker
laugh)… and you are just lucky
that I am in a mood to try and
save your ass. I spoke to Brown's
daughter and I used all my powers
of persuasion to try and smooth
this over. (pauses) However I was
just informed by our club lawyer
that she is going to launch a law
suit against Weasel Point. This
is a "heads-up" for you and you
better prepare a statement for our
insurance carriers and a report
for the next board of directors
meeting. Got it?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I hate that expression.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
      (Surprised)
What are you talking about?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Heads up.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
      (Loud voice)
What the fuck are you talking
about?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Nothing. Sorry. Alright, J.S. I
will take care of the reports, no
problem. I have to go now.
            (MORE)

73.

                       WILLIE (cont'd)
Someone is here to see me.
                                                            
We hear the sound of Street abruptly hanging up and Willie
just sits in his chair staring straight ahead.
                                                            
 
EXT. STREET SIDE, FRONT OF LARGE RANCH STYLE HOME - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE parks and exits his truck, moving very slowly, and
goes to the door. He uses an ornate knocker to rap on the
door. A young man opens the door.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Hi Shawn.
                                                            
                       SHAWN
Hello Willie. What's new?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Just reporting for my four
o'clock.
                                                            
                       SHAWN
Fine Willie, just have a seat.
Would you like a cup of coffee?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
No thank you.
                                                            
 
INT. DR. LITCHIS' OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
Scene switches to Willie sitting across the desk from the
Doctor. He is identified by a classy looking name plate on
his desk reading: Dr. Litchis M.D. Psychiatrist. We
pick up the conversation mid-stream.
                                                            
                       DR. LITCHIS
….and you say this happened
yesterday.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
That's right Doctor. The paint
isn't even dry yet.
                                                            
                       DR. LITCHIS
Have you been drinking?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Had a few yesterday.
                                                            

74.

                       DR. LITCHIS
I am going to give you a
prescription for some Valium, so
absolutely no more alcohol.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Alright. I can leave the booze
alone no problem, but please tell
me what you think of all this.
                                                            
                       DR. LITCHIS
Why do you allow your employees to
drag hoses around?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
It is done all the time. The
trade magazines even advertise
their hose products as durable
enough to stand up to dragging.
Many courses drag hoses to remove
dew from the fairways and greens.
                                                            
                       DR. LITCHIS
Willie, you have had a traumatic
experience. It will take some
time for you to start feeling
better, but let me say this. There
is no way you could have
anticipated this mishap. Just be
thankful the old man did not die.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
That does not really sweeten the
deal for me Doc.
                                                            
                       DR. LITCHIS
Willie, how long have you been
coming to see me?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
About 30 years.
                                                            
                       DR. LITCHIS
Do you trust me?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
You are the best.
                                                            
                       DR. LITCHIS
Willie, it is my view that life is
an illusion. A test if you will.
If life was real and genuine, you
would have been given better
instructions at the beginning. My
            (MORE)

75.

                       DR. LITCHIS (cont'd)
advice to you is that when you are
feeling anxiety repeat this little
phrase.
                                                            
The doctor hands him a card. Close-up on the card shows:
ALL WILL BE WELL
ALL MANNER OF THINGS WILL BE WELL
                                                            
The doctor stands up and this is his normal signal that the
session is over. WILLIE gets up very slowly.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
My thanks to you Doctor.
                                                            
                       DR. LITCHIS
No thanks necessary Willie.
                                                            
The DOCTOR walks with WILLIE to the door.
                                                            
                       DR. LITCHIS
Oh, by the way, that Rock and Turf
guy phoned me today.
                                                            
WILLIE pauses as if to say something, but turns and leaves.
                                                            
 
EXT. WILLIE'S DRIVEWAY - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE arrives home. He walks in the side door.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIE'S KITCHEN - DAY
                                                            
                       DEE
Willie. The front lawn needs to
be mowed and would you mind
feeding the dogs and setting the
table while I finish cooking
supper.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Will do.
                                                            
WILLIE takes his robotic lawn mower away from the docking
station and starts it running on the front lawn. He summons
the dogs to the basement kitchen and feeds them their
supper. Willie returns upstairs to the dining room and
starts to set the table.
                                                            
                       DEE
What did the doctor say Willie.
                                                            

76.

                       WILLIE
He said that all will be well.
                                                            
                       DEE
He is right Willie.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I am lucky to have you.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Smiles)
I know you are Willie.
                                                            
 
EXT. 18TH FAIRWAY, WEASEL POINT, NEXT MORNING - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE and SILAS are watching one of the crew, who is down
in a small excavation, repair a water pipe which crosses a
small creek that laterally intersects the 18th fairway.
Willie is visibly frustrated.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Come on, Get out of there.
                                                            
Crew member struggles out of the hole and WILLIE lowers
himself in and begins working with the repair.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
This hole is too small. I need a
bigger dig to fix this pipe….
There is no room for me to get in
here.
                                                            
                       SILAS
Diggers must have thought a pygmy
was going to come and do this
repair.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Shit! Silas, shut the fuck up and
pass me the duct tape.
                                                            
                       SILAS
Willie, relax. I can fix this
fucker. Go back to your office and
leave this to us.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
What are you? My mother all of a
sudden. Just give me the fucking
tape.
                                                            

77.

SILAS waits a minute and then reluctantly hands the tape
over.
                                                            
                       SILAS
It won't hold for long, Willie.
                                                            
WILLIE fits the tape around the pipe with multiple wraps.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
We will only operate this section
manually. This valve will remain
closed unless one of the guys
needs to use the hose in this
area. It will be fine till we can
get back to it. Close the
isolation valve for now will you.
                                                            
                       SILAS
Whatever.
                                                            
WILLIE and SILAS leave the area and a moment later we see a
crew member arriving in the area of the repair. He grabs a
hose in order to wash off one of his tools and finds no
water pressure. Investigates and opens a valve which
activates the hose and he washes off his tools in the rough
area. He then leaves the area without closing the valve.
                                                            
 
INT. MAIN SHOP AREA - DAY
                                                            
The crew is preparing to leave. WILLIE is talking to Jason.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Jason. Tomorrow morning I want you
and John to dig me a bigger hole
around the water repair on 18
fairway.
                                                            
                       JASON
      (Smiling)
Sure, Willie. Except it is hard to
find him in the early morning
darkness.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Also smiles)
You must be feeling better. You
seem to be getting your sense of
humor back.
                                                            
                       JASON
I will just look for his big
pearly whites. Can't miss them.
                                                            

78.

                       WILLIE
      (To everyone)
Home time. See you all tomorrow.
                                                            
The crew leave the shop and WILLIE addresses SILAS.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I have my board meeting tonight so
I may not be in first thing if it
runs late.
                                                            
                       SILAS
No worries Willie. I will handle
things here and good luck with the
meeting.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I am sure all will be well.
                                                            
 
EXT. 18TH FAIRWAY, WEASEL POINT - DAY
                                                            
TWO GOLFERS standing by the lateral creek on the 18th
fairway. We see a ball just barely in the hazard with
perhaps two-thirds of the ball exposed above the water.
                                                            
                       GOLFER #1
Just take a drop and let's get on
with it. I want to get a drink
before happy hour ends.
                                                            
                       GOLFER #2
Bullshit. Todd has been pressing
the last four holes and I have
about $800 riding here. I know I
can get the ball on the green from
here.
                                                            
GOLFER #2 takes off one of his shoes and then the sock. With
one foot in the water he is addressing the ball when the
nearby repaired pipe ruptures. A torrent of water cascades
down the creek and actually carries the golf ball away.
Golfer #1 is laughing and Golfer #2 gets very red in the
face and starts to curse his playing partner and the golf
course.
                                                            
 
EXT. WILLIE'S DRIVEWAY - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE arrives home and parks his truck in the usual place.
He walks slowly up the driveway and DEE meets him at the
door. Just then Willie's cell phone rings.
                                                            

79.

                       WILLIE
Hello.
                                                            
                       CLUB PRO
Willie, you have a gusher of water
flowing down the 18th fairway.
Play is almost halted and Mr.
Banks is plenty steamed up.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Thanks Dave, I'll take care of
it.
                                                            
WILLIE closes his phone and opens it again. He speed dials
SILAS'S number.
                                                            
                       SILAS (VO)
Hey Willie.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
That repair blew up. Can you go
isolate number 18 for me.
                                                            
                       SILAS
I am on it.
                                                            
THEY both hang up without further words.
                                                            
                       DEE
Problem Willie?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Just the usual shit. Dammit.
                                                            
DEE goes to the bathroom and gets WILLIE a pill. She returns
to the kitchen where Willie is waiting.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIE'S KITCHEN - DAY
                                                            
                       DEE
Here. Take your pill Willie.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Alright. Thanks.
                                                            
WILLIE swallows the pill without anything to drink and heads
over to the kitchen cupboard and brings down his bottle of
Crown Royal.
                                                            
                       DEE
      (Loud voice)
Willie!
                                                            

80.

                       WILLIE
Oh yeah, I forgot.
                                                            
WILLIE gets a large glass of water and drinks it all down.
                                                            
                       DEE
Supper is early tonight because of
your board meeting.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Nodding)
Is it OK if I go lie down for a
few minutes before supper?
                                                            
                       DEE
Go for it.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
You don't need my help?
                                                            
                       DEE
I can manage.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIE'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE is lying on his back on the bed. He does not sleep
but merely stares at the ceiling.
                                                            
FADEOUT
                                                            
FLASHBACK
                                                            
 
EXT. RIVER CANYON, 15 YEARS EARLIER - DAY
                                                            
Scene that shows a view of a deep ravine with a rocky river
bed. The camera zooms in and we get a close-up shot of a
dead body smashed on the rocks. There are response people
loading the body into a stretcher.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIE'S KITCHEN, 15 YEARS EARLIER - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE is sitting at the kitchen table with his MOTHER and
SISTER. They are sitting in a silence broken only by some
sobbing from Willie's mother. We see Willie looking at a
newspaper. Close-up of the paper shows the headline.

CHOPPER LIFTS BODY FROM CANYON

Foul play is not suspected.


81.

38 year old man was identified but his name is being
withheld pending notification of the next-of-kin.
                                                            
                       WILLIE'S MOTHER
Are they sure he jumped?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
They are not sure of anything Mom.
                                                            
                       WILLIE'S MOTHER
Why did he have do it Willie?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
He just got tired, Mom. He had no
way to fight back.
                                                            
FADEOUT
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIE'S BEDROOM, PRESENT - DAY
                                                            
Willie is lying in bed and he is sweating profusely with
beads of sweat all over his forehead.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Whispering)
All will be well. All manner of
things will be well.
                                                            
                       DEE (OS)
      (Calling down to
       Willie)
Supper Willie.
                                                            
WILLIE gets out of bed and slowly climbs the stairs. He goes
to the bathroom and swallows down another pill.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIES TRUCK - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE is driving in his truck which appears messier than
ever. Pipe wrenches and papers scattered around. Gloves,
hats, jackets are everywhere inside the cab of Willie's
truck. He pulls into the golf course parking lot, grabs his
briefcase and heads up the main sidewalk to the clubhouse.
JONATHAN STREET intercepts him.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
Hey Buddy, hold on a sec.
                                                            
WILLIE stops, but says nothing and just stares at him.
                                                            

82.

                       JONATHAN STREET
Mr. Allred saw you leaving the
parking lot yesterday with two
loads of sand and he followed you.
We know what you did Willie. Are
you aware that you are stealing
golf course materials?
                                                            
WILLIE just stares at him.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
How did you think you could get
away with this?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Greaston told me to bring that
stuff over to his house. He said
he was going to settle up with you
later.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
I just talked to Mr. Greaston and
he told me that he merely said he
was working on a backyard project
and the next thing he knew you had
delivered the sand to his house.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Are you serious?
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
Willie you are an ass-kisser and
you were obviously positioning
yourself to get a raise. I am not
kidding around here. You are
going to get a letter of reprimand
and will be lucky to even keep
your job.
                                                            
WILLIE yawns and stares at him.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
      (Woodpecker laugh)
Keeping you up Willie? Now let's
go in. The meeting is going to
start right away.
                                                            
 
INT. MEETING ROOM, WEASEL POINT - NIGHT
                                                            
WE then see a meeting go by in a blur. Music is playing on
the soundtrack. We only hear a few excerpts such as:


83.

….Good thing Mr. Street smoothed over the incident with Mr.
Brown
….Maybe Willie is getting too old for the job.

WILLIE is seen alternately yawning and almost dozing off.
                                                            
The meeting breaks up and we see WILLIE duck quickly behind
the bar and grab a bottle of Crown Royal and slip it under
his jacket. He exits the clubhouse and returns to his
truck. Willie opens his cell phone.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIES TRUCK - NIGHT
                                                            
WILLIE removes the cap from the Crown Royal bottle and
quickly takes a long drink. Grimacing, he then takes his
phone and pushes a speed dial button.
                                                            
                       DEE (VO)
Hi Willie. It's late.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I know. Long meeting.
                                                            
                       DEE
You Ok Willie?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I am fine sweetie, but I will be a
little late getting home. Silas
and I have a water repair to deal
with. Don't wait up for me.
                                                            
                       DEE
How did the meeting go?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Just as expected.
                                                            
                       DEE
What does that mean?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I will tell you all about it
tomorrow.
                                                            
                       DEE
Are you sure you are alright?
Can't Silas fix the water thing?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I am fine. All will be well.
                                                            

84.

                       DEE
OK Willie. I will see you
tomorrow. Love you.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I love you too Dee.
                                                            
They hang up. WILLIE backs his truck behind the trees near
the 1st tee and waits. He is drinking from the bottle of
Crown Royal and watching all the people exit the clubhouse.
JONATHAN STREET is last to leave and we see him shut off the
lights and set the alarm.
As Street approaches his car Willie steps in front of him.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Just a minute J.S.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN STREET
Willie? You are still here?
                                                            
WILLIE reaches in his jacket pocket and retrieves the Taser.
He touches it to STREET'S chest and pulls the trigger.
Street falls to the ground and when Street screams Willie
touches the Taser to the same spot and pulls the trigger
again giving him another blast. Street is now unconscious.
Willie returns to his truck and drives to where Street is
lying on the ground. He gets out, opens his tailgate and
loads Street into the back of his truck. He then drives
down to his shop area and opens up his chemical storage
shed. He unloads Street and props him up in a sitting
position in the back corner of the shed. He returns to his
truck, grabs ahold of his duct tape and tapes Street's hands
behind his back and tapes his feet together. Willie just
stands and stares at him for a minute and when Street moans
he gives him two more shots with the Taser. One in the side
of his face and as Street falls over sideways the next one
hits him on his hands.
                                                            
Willie leaves the shed, locks it, goes into his shop and
grabs a set of keys from the key board. He goes out to the
far end of the shop yard and starts up his 3-ton truck. He
pulls up to his sand pile and proceeds to load the truck
with a front-end loader tractor. Once the 3-ton is full
Willie returns to his truck, grabs his bottle of Crown Royal
and gets into the big truck. He continues to drink from the
bottle and then proceeds to drive the big truck to the water
hazard near the #5 tee box. Willie exits the truck and opens
a large water valve. 500 gallons a minute start pouring into
the pond/hazard.
Willie then gets back into the truck and heads off the golf
course property driving very sanely and well within the
speed limit despite continuing to drain the bottle of Crown
Royal. (Music playing is Baba O'Reily- "I don't need to

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fight to prove I am right. I've no need to be forgiven").
Willie proceeds to drive until he reaches the home of club
president George Greaston.
                                                            
At low idle he backs up onto the front lawn, very quietly
engages the PTO and proceeds to dump his whole load of sand
on the grass and it spills over onto the sidewalk and the
driveway.
Willie carefully and quietly drives away and returns to his
shop.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIES OFFICE - NIGHT
                                                            
Willie enters his office carrying the bottle of Crown Royal
which still has a couple of inches left at the bottom. He
takes a drink and just sits staring at the wall. Some time
later Silas and the mechanic are seen entering the shop and
Silas glances into Willie's office.
                                                            
                       SILAS
Morning Willie.
                                                            
WILLIE just stares.
                                                            
                       SILAS
Willie?
                                                            
WILLIE finally looks at Silas.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I need you to call an ambulance
and then the police. Tell them
there has been an accident in our
chem shed.
                                                            
                       SILAS
What?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Shouting)
Just do it!
                                                            
                       SILAS
Alright. Jesus Christ! And tell
them there is an accident in the
chem shed?
                                                            
WILLIE says nothing more and SILAS goes to make the 911
call.
                                                            
WILLIE takes another big drink from the whiskey bottle and
drains it.
                                                            
 

86.

EXT. SHOP YARD - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE is in the back of a police car in the shop yard. All
of the crew are standing around staring and looking puzzled.
An ambulance leaves the scene and a moment later the police
car leaves and speeds down the service road and off the golf
course property.
                                                            
 
EXT. WATER HAZARD, WEASEL POINT - DAY
                                                            
MR. BETTGER is looking at the overflowing pond and he is
holding a cell phone to his ear.
                                                            
 
INT. POLICE CAR - DAY
                                                            
Willie is in the back seat of the police car and his cell
phone is ringing in his pocket. He ignores the phone and
stares out the window.
                                                            
 
EXT. FRONT YARD, GEORGE GREASTON'S HOME - DAY
                                                            
GEORGE GREASTON is standing on his front porch in his
dressing gown and holding a cup of coffee. He looks stunned
and drops his cup onto the cement steps. The coffee
splatters and the cup shatters into pieces.
                                                            
 
INT. JAIL VISITOR'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Close-up shot of Willie's dirty hands resting on a table.
Camera moves back and we see WILLIE and BOB COILMAN in the
midst of a conversation.
                                                            
                       BOB COILMAN
Willie this is very serious.
Kidnapping, assault causing bodily
harm, destruction of public
property and more.
                                                            
WILLIE just stares at the wall.
                                                            
                       BOB COILMAN
Come on Willie. Say something.
Street is badly hurt. He is going
to need plastic surgery and his
hand was almost burned to a crisp.
He won't be playing golf for a
while, that's for sure.
                                                            

87.

                       WILLIE
That's a shame.
                                                            
COILMAN gets up abruptly pushing his chair back.
                                                            
                       BOB COILMAN
I have to go now. A lawyer will
be coming to see you.
                                                            
We see COILMAN leave and WILLIE is led back to his cell.
                                                            
 
INT. GREYHOUND BUS STATION - DAY
                                                            
DEE is sitting in a chair waiting in a Greyhound bus
station.
                                                            
DEE is highly dressed up but not sleazy looking.
Subsequently we see her boarding a bus and sitting with her
hands in her lap and watching the scenery out the window.
She arrives at her destination and gets in a taxi. The taxi
drops her off in front of a large office building. An
ornate sign on the building reads:
                                                            
THOMPKINSON INDUSTRIES
                                                            
 
INT. THOMPKINSON INDUSTRIES, RECEPTION AREA - DAY
                                                            
DEE enters the building through large glass doors and
approaches a reception desk. A middle aged WOMAN sits
behind a counter/desk with a sign on it that says
                                                            
CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
                                                            
                       WOMAN
May I help you?
                                                            
                       DEE
I would like to see Mr.
Thompkinson, please.
                                                            
                       WOMAN
Do you have an appointment?
                                                            
                       DEE
No, I am sorry I don't.
                                                            
                       WOMAN
Well then. Shall we see if we can
make one for you?
                                                            
DEE starts sobbing a little.
                                                            

88.

                       WOMAN
Are you alright honey?
                                                            
                       DEE
      (Between sobs)
Can you please just tell him Dee
is here.
                                                            
                       WOMAN
      (Pauses)
Wait one sec.
                                                            
The WOMAN gets on the phone and there is a short wait as we
hear a phone ringing.
                                                            
                       FEMALE VOICE (VO)
Mr. Thompkinson's office.
                                                            
                       WOMAN
Julie, there is a lady here to see
Mr. Thomkinson.
                                                            
                       JULIE (VO)
And?
                                                            
                       WOMAN
      (Low voice)
She seems quite upset. Says to
say that Dee is here to see Mr.
Thomkinson.
                                                            
                       JULIE
      (Long pause)
Hold on.
                                                            
 
INT. THOMPKIINSON INDUSTRIES, 35TH FLOOR - DAY
                                                            
JULIE is sitting at a desk in a very posh waiting room and
is wearing a telephone headset. We hear a phone ringing.
Camera moves to show a door with a name plate reading ROBERT
THOMPKINSON.
                                                            
                       JULIE
Marcy, there is a lady downstairs
waiting to see Mr. Thompkinson.
                                                            
 
INT. ROBERT THOMPKINSON'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
Long shot of an enormous office where a lady is standing
next to ROBERT THOMPKINSON who is seated behind an oak desk.
The camera advances closer to the pair. He is mid-forties,

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with black hair combed straight back, and looks very
handsome in his dark business suit. The lady is wearing a
telephone headset.
                                                            
                       MARCY
Not likely to happen. He has a
board meeting in 10 minutes.
                                                            
                       JULIE (VO)
She is quite upset. Says her name
is Dee.
                                                            
                       MARCY
Dee?
                                                            
                       JULIE
Said to say that Dee is here to
see Mr. Thompkinson.
                                                            
THOMPKINSON looks up from the papers he was writing on.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
      (Looking at Marcy)
What is that about?
                                                            
MARCY takes a minute and then holds her hand over the
mouthpiece.
                                                            
                       MARCY
Julie is saying a lady named Dee
is here to see you?
                                                            
THOMPKINSON sits silent for a few seconds.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Dee. Here?
                                                            
                       MARCY
      (sighing)
That's what she says.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Well, I will see her right away.
                                                            
                       MARCY
But the board meeting.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
They can wait.
                                                            
 

90.

INT. THOMPKINSON INDUSTRIES, RECEPTION AREA - DAY
                                                            
DEE is standing off to the side of the reception desk.
                                                            
                       WOMAN
Maam?
                                                            
DEE looks up. She is holding a handkerchief in her hands.
The woman takes her arm and leads her to the elevator.
                                                            
                       WOMAN
You may go up now. Take this
elevator to the 35th floor and
someone will meet you.
                                                            
DEE gives a weak smile and advances to the elevator. Getting
off the elevator she is met by JULIE and led to
Thompkinson's door. Julie knocks on the door and MARCY opens
it perhaps 20 seconds later. She leads Dee into the room
and THOMPKINSON gets up from his desk, walks over to Dee and
gives her a hug. Dee is crying profusely now.
                                                            
 
INT. ROBERT THOMPKINSON'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Marcy, a glass of water please.
                                                            
THOMPKINSON places his hands on Dee's shoulders and gently
pushes her back. He gently wipes a tear from her eyes using
his thumb.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Or would you like something a
little stronger?
                                                            
DEE manages a little half-smile and covers her face with her
handkerchief.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Water it is, Marcy.
                                                            
MARCY goes to the cooler and gets the water which she gives
to Dee. THOMPKINSON leads DEE to a sofa where they both sit
down. Scene continues with no dialogue but we see them
talking with music playing very softly on the sound track.
"Heart of Gold" by Neil Young.
                                                            
Music stops.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Where is Willie now?
                                                            

91.

                       DEE
In jail. I have no money for the
bond.
                                                            
DEE passes a card to THOMPKINSON.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Dee, you know I will do everything
in my power to help Willie. If it
was not for him I would still be
swimming in my vodka bottles.
                                                            
                       DEE
Oh Robert. There is no way. Willie
did something awful.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
There is always a way Dee.
                                                            
THOMPKINSON looks at the card Dee gave him.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Is this the prosecutor?
                                                            
                       DEE
      (Nodding)
Yes, but he says his hands are
tied.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Marcy, ask Curtis to come in here
please.
                                                            
                       MARCY
What about the board meeting.
                                                            
THOMPKINSON glares at her.
                                                            
                       MARCY
Very well.
                                                            
THOMPKINSON walks to his desk and brings a box of tissue to
DEE. A short time later a tall, husky man in a business suit
enters the room and approaches Thompkinson who hands him the
card that Dee gave him.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Find out about this guy.
                                                            
CURTIS, saying nothing, looks at the card for a moment. He
turns and leaves the office.
                                                            

92.

DEE starts sobbing again. THOMPKINSON nods to MARCY who
approaches and puts her arm around Dee.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Dee,I have a meeting to attend.
Marcy will make you comfortable
and I will see you in a couple of
hours.
                                                            
                       MARCY
This way dear.
                                                            
 
INT. HOTEL RESTAURANT, NEXT MORNING - DAY
                                                            
DEE and THOMPKINSON are having breakfast in an exclusive
looking restaurant. CURTIS enters the scene, walks up to
the table and places a manila envelope in front of
Thompkinson.
                                                            
                       CURTIS
Got this off his hard drive.
                                                            
THOMPKINSON immediately opens the envelope and we get a
quick glimpse of some photos of young boys naked from the
waist up as he shuffles through them and stops to read a
page full of script.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
So he likes it this way does he?
                                                            
                       DEE
What is it Robert?
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
      (Smiling)
I will tell you later.
                                                            
Thompkinson returns the material to the envelope and signs
for the meal.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Ready to go for a ride Dee?
                                                            
They exit the restaurant and approach a limousine where
CURTIS is holding the door open. They climb in and Curtis
gets in the front with the driver. MARCY is sitting in the
forward seat.
                                                            
 

93.

INT. LIMOUSINE - DAY
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Don't worry Dee. We will be seeing
Willie soon.
                                                            
                       DEE
      (Voice trailing
       off)
I know but...
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Why didn't you and Willie come
with me to Chicago, Dee? Willie
could have avoided all this
business.
                                                            
                       DEE
It's complicated Robert.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Why so complicated? Willie
dragged me out of the gutter, gave
me a summer job and helped me get
that scholarship. Then he refused
all my attempts to repay him.
                                                            
                       DEE
Your success is his repayment
Robert.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Damn false pride. That's all it
is.
                                                            
                       DEE
There is nothing false about
Willie's pride, Robert.
                                                            
They ride in silence.
                                                            
 
EXT. STREETSIDE, COURTHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
The car stops in front of a large courthouse. CURTIS holds
the door open for THOMPKINSON.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
I have a little meeting here Dee.
Marcy will go with you and arrange
for Willie's bail. It is all
downhill from here.
                                                            

94.

THOMPKINSON and CURTIS enter the building and the car pulls
away.
                                                            
 
INT. BOB COILMAN'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
THOMPKINSON is sitting across the desk from BOB COILMAN with
CURTIS standing beside and a little behind Thompkinson.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Thank you for seeing me on such
short notice Mr. Coilman.
                                                            
                       BOB COILMAN
I have agreed to see you, Mr.
Thompkinson because the Mayor
phoned me. But can we forget the
pleasantries and get right to it.
I have a busy day going here.
                                                            
THOMPKINSON leans forward and puts his elbows on the desk.
He is holding an envelope is in his hands.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
It is about to get a little
busier. I am also busy man, so
let's talk about the case that is
keeping you so busy.
                                                            
                       BOB COILMAN
I know you are here to see me
about Willie....
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
      (Interrupting)
Of course I am, you asshole.
                                                            
THOMPKINSON slides the envelope across the desk.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
I think Willie has spent enough
time around here and I also think
that you and I are going to make a
deal where-by Willie pleads guilty
to a few of the charges. You will
see to it that time spent and an
appropriate fine will close the
matter completely.
                                                            
                       BOB COILMAN
Not likely. Willie is going to
spend some serious time in jail.
                                                            

95.

COILMAN takes the envelope in his hands and starts to open
it.
                                                            
                       BOB COILMAN
What the fuck is this?
                                                            
THOMPKINSON stares at COILMAN while he looks at the
pictures. Coilman then very quickly stuffs it back inside
the envelope and then into one of his desk drawers.
                                                            
                       BOB COILMAN
      (Loud voice)
Where did you get this?!
                                                            
CURTIS takes a small step forward.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Does it matter?
                                                            
COILMAN stands up very quickly, sending his chair wheeling
backward, and CURTIS takes another step forward.
                                                            
                       BOB COILMAN
You just bought yourself a pack of
trouble here man. I should have
you thrown out of here on your
ass.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Yes, I suppose you could do that,
but I don't think you really want
me as an enemy.
                                                            
COILMAN is silent for some time. He moves his chair back in
place and sits down.
                                                            
                       BOB COILMAN
Very well. This is your lucky
day. Willie gets time served, a
fine and 2 years community
service. Now get the fuck out of
here and I will expect you to give
me all the copies you have of
those photos.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Willie will not be doing any
community service. This was
clearly a case of bad judgment by
a man in a temporary intoxicated
state of mind.
                                                            

96.

                       BOB COILMAN
      (Raising his voice)
Bad judgment? He kidnapped and
assaulted a man while taking the
time to destroy public and private
property. The community service
stands.
                                                            
THOMPKINSON stands up and looks at CURTIS.
                                                            
                       ROBERT THOMPKINSON
Meeting is over Curtis. We have a
stop to make at City Hall.
                                                            
COILMAN gets up and moves from behind his desk.
                                                            
                       BOB COILMAN
Time served, $50,000 fine and
commitment to Manson's Institute
for psychiatric evaluation.
                                                            
THOMPKINSON continues to leave.
                                                            
                       BOB COILMAN
What the fuck do you want??
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Time served and 6 months
rehabilitation at my foundation's
medical center for recovering
addicts. The fine is no problem.
                                                            
The two glare at each other for a few seconds. THOMPKINSON
and CURTIS turn and walk out.
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIE'S KITCHEN - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE is sitting with DEE and his SISTER. The phone rings.
Dee examines the caller ID and hands it to Willie..
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Hello.
                                                            
                       SILAS (VO)
Hey Willie. Silas here.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Hi Silas. Good to hear from you.
How are you doing?
                                                            

97.

                       SILAS
Better question is how you are
doing.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Right as rain Silas. So what is on
your feeble mind?
                                                            
                       SILAS
Willie, we have $4800 in our staff
account. What do you want me to
do with it?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Long pause)
I still owe the fund $20.
                                                            
                       SILAS
What?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Never mind. Silas, let's have a
golf tournament
                                                            
 
EXT. MINI-PUTT GOLF COURSE - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE and all his staff are cavorting around and playing
mini-putt golf.
                                                            
 
INT. HOTEL BANQUET ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
WILLIE, STAFF and significant others are dressed up and
mingling around drinking. We see a prize table adorned with
DVD players, TVs, clothing, appliances, etc. ABBA music is
playing. WILLIE is talking to JASON.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
What ya drinking there Jason?
                                                            
                       JASON
Club soda rules Willie.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Amen to that.
                                                            
SILAS approaches and JASON excuses himself.
                                                            
                       JASON
Excuse me Willie. I gotta go
change the music.
                                                            

98.

                       WILLIE
Enjoying the party Silas?
                                                            
                       SILAS
Sure am. As always, you did this
up right Willie.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
I always have lots of help. How
are things at the salt mines?
                                                            
                       SILAS
Course is alright I guess. We
need you back Willie.
                                                            
WILLIE just stares straight ahead. A moment passes.
                                                            
                       SILAS
You are not coming back are you
Willie?
                                                            
Close-up of Willie and we see a tear.
                                                            
 
EXT. WILLIES BACK YARD - DAY
                                                            
Close-up of WILLIE wearing a hard hat with a full face
shield. Camera pulls back and we see Willie wearing a dirty
pair of coveralls and with work gloves on his hands. We see
4 bottles of Crown Royal whiskey lined up in a row on top of
an old picnic table. LEON who is wearing safety goggles,
goalie pads and hockey gloves, is sitting in a lawn chair a
few paces behind Willie and holding a sledge hammer. Willie
takes the sledge hammer and smashes one of the bottles.
                                                            
LEON gets out of his chair and walks over to take the hammer
from him.
                                                            
                       LEON
Willie, that was pitiful. You
swing like my grandmother. Gimme
that thing.
                                                            
LEON takes a mighty swing and smashes a bottle, broken glass
and whiskey flying everywhere. The noise gets DEE'S
attention as she is working in the kitchen. She comes to the
back door and looks out at Willie.
                                                            
                       DEE
      (Shouts)
Willie, can you come here for a
sec.
                                                            

99.

                       WILLIE
Coming.
                                                            
As WILLIE walks over to the back door we see LEON slyly grab
a whiskey bottle and stuff it into a back pack near his
chair.
                                                            
                       DEE
What are you doing Willie?
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Just making a promise to God.
                                                            
                       DEE
      (Smiles)
That's nice Willie.
                                                            
DEE goes back to the kitchen and WILLIE walks over to Leon
and takes the hammer back. He puts his hard hat back on and
prepares to smash the last remaining whiskey bottle.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
      (Stops)
I thought there was two left?
                                                            
                       LEON
No way, Willie. I got two with my
last smash.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
Whatever.
                                                            
WILLIE smashes the last bottle and they take off their gear
and begin to clean up the mess.
                                                            
                       LEON
Hey Willie. What say we go over
to the courthouse tomorrow and you
can introduce me to that hot
number at the front desk? She was
really eyeing me the day I came to
visit you and she is so fine. She
could really be the one. If I can
just get her out on a date and she
sees my Cadillac I will be in the
golden lane to her heart. Let's
see, I think I will take her to
Chez Pierre's first of all and of
course get some champagne. Do you
think it should be champagne or
just red wine on the first date?
Oh well. After that we will………….
                                                            
 

100.

EXT. STREETSIDE, WILLIE'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
There is a large moving van pulling away from the house and
WILLIE and DEE sitting in their old van which is packed with
their belongings.
                                                            
                       WILLIE
All will be well?
                                                            
DEE merely smiles as she puts on her sunglasses as they pull
away and drive down the street.
                                                            
 
EXT. THOMPKINSON INDUSTRIES - DAY
                                                            
WILLIE is standing in the middle of a large sward of
ornamental turf interspersed by flower beds and hedge rows.
Camera pans across this amazing landscape and stops to focus
on a door with a sign that says:


THOMPKINSON INDUSTRIES

CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
                                                            
Camera moves down the door and we read:


MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT

WILLIE is in charge
                                                            


THE END


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