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Billie Jean
by Regina Best (reginawbest@yahoo.com)

Rated: PG   Genre: Musicals   User Review: ****
A reprise of Grease with Michael Jackson soundtrack.


This screenplay is copyrighted to its author. All rights reserved. This screenplay may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the author.



BILLIE JEAN

FADE IN:

EXT. THE HAMPTONS - DAY
                                                            
Music plays as scene opens on a beach in the Hamptons.
                                                            
                       MUSIC
"So let me keep you warm
Through the shadows of the night
Let me touch you with my love
I can make you feel so right
Just come into my arms
While the world goes spinnin' by
And in the glow of candlelight
I will show you you're the lady in
my life"
                                                            
Billie Jean Kennedale is an average looking, but attractive
17 year old. She is light brown skinned, with zero blemishes
and wears no make up. She is dressed in a tank top and Capri
like shorts. Her hair is brown and natural, in untwisted
curls. You can hear a slight German accent when she speaks.
Sometimes, it isn't noticeable, as she is practicing to
dispose of it.
                                                            
Mitchel Justice is a handsome young man, that resembles
Micheal Jackson in his early years. He is 18 years old,
5'11", with an athletic build. He has naturally curly hair
that he wears cut low and wavy most days. His eyes are light
brown and he has full kissable lips.
                                                            
Billie Jean and Mitchel are running along the shore hand in
hand. They pause to admire the sun setting over the horizon,
as the waves lap the shore. The face one another and smile,
lovingly, gazing into each others eyes.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (Concerned)
I am going back to Germany. I
might not ever see you again.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (Comforting)
Don't trip, Billie Jean.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (Worried)
I'm not joking. I just had the
best summer of my entire life and
now I have to go. It just isn't
fair.
            (MORE)

2.

                       BILLIE JEAN (cont'd)

(Mitchel kisses her)
Don't ruin this.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (Macking)
It won't ruin it, bebe. It'll make
it betta.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Is this the end?
                                                            
The sun is setting in the background.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (Holding Billie
       Jean close)
Naw, shawty. It's only the
beginning.
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT
                                                            
 
INT. OPENING CREDITS - DAY
                                                            
As this song plays, the scene opens on a cartoon bedroom
with Michael Jackson plastered walls. A bed sits in the
middle of the far wall and a low cut curly fro is in view,
just above the covers. A blue down comforter covers the
entire body up to the hairline.
                                                            
The head begins to bob up and down to the music and the
covers are thrown back. Revealing the body of Mitchel
Justice (cartoon version), dressed in a black cotton tank
and black silk boxers and black ankle socks. He jumps out of
bed and moon walks to the bathroom, in his room, to brush
his teeth and wash his face. He is humming the lyrics with
his mouth full of toothpaste.
                                                            
Emerging from the bathroom, he lip sinks to verse, "And
nothin gonna stop me, Ain't no stop and go", as he break
dances his way to the clothes he laid out on the chair the
night before. It his first day of his last year at school.
He dresses and dances simultaneously. He wears an updated
version of Michael Jackson's red leather jacket, from the
video "Beat It", (on the back reads "Bad Boiz", of which he
is the leader) some slightly baggy black Phat Farm jeans and
some red and white checkered Vans. The Bad Boiz are a crew
of popular boys, that like to dance and freestyle battle.
                                                            
As the radio plays the fourth verse of "Speed Demon",
Mitchel makes his way around his room, in slide walk

3.

fashion, grabbing things here and there, that he will need
for his first day. Wallet, keys, chap stick, Pep-O-Mint Life
savers, etc. Then out into the hallway, towards the kitchen
to get a quick bite of breakfast and say bye to his parents.
(Music continues to play)
                                                            
As the last verse plays, Mitchel is on his way to the school
yard and the scene transitions from cartoon to reality, just
as he sets foot onto the grounds. The music fades and ends.
                                                            
                       RADIO
I'm headed for the border
It's on my mind
And nothin' really matters
I've got to be on time
Look in the view mirror
Is he hot on my tracks
Is he getting nearer
I feel some heat is on my back

(Speed demon)
Speedin' on the freeway
Gotta get a leadway
(Speed demon)
Doin' it on the highway
Gotta have it my way
(Speed demon)
Mind is like a compass
I'm stoppin' at nothin'
(Speed demon)
(He say) Pull over boy and get
your ticket right...

And nothin' gonna stop me
Ain't no stop and go
I'm speedin' on the midway
I gotta really burn this road

(Speed demon)
Speedin' on the freeway
Gotta get a leadway
(Speed demon)
Doin' it on the highway
Gotta have it my way
(Speed demon)
Mind is like a compass
I'm stoppin' at nothin'
(Speed demon)
(He say) Just, pull over boy and
get your ticket right...

Speed demon, you're the very same
one
Who said the future's in your
            (MORE)

4.

                       RADIO (cont'd)
hands
The life you save could be your
own
You're preachin' 'bout my life
like you're the law
Gonna live each day and hour like
For me there's no tomorrow

Go! Go! Go! Aaow!

(Speed demon)
Speedin' on the freeway
Gotta get a leadway
(Speed demon)
Got fire in my pocket
I just lit a rocket
(Speed demon)
(He say) Just, pull over boy and
get your ticket right
(Speed demon)
(He say) Pull over boy and get
your ticket right
(Speed demon)
(He say) Just, pull over boy and
eat your ticket
(He say) Pull over boy
(He say) Pull over boy
And get your ticket right
Ugh!
Aaow!
Uhh!
Hoo!
Get your ticket right
(He say) Pull over boy-get your
ticket right
(He say) Pull over boy and get
your ticket right
(He say) Pull over boy
(He say) Pull over boy and get
your ticket
Eat your ticket
Get your ticket
Eat yo', get yo', Hoo! Aaow!
Get your ticket right
                                                            
 
EXT. MLK - DAY
                                                            
                                         FADE IN
                                                            
THE SKY IS CLEAR AND BLUE, WITH THE SUN SHINING BRIGHTLY
                                                            

5.

On Martin Luther King Jr High School grounds, the scene is
of hundreds of students walking to classes, exiting buses,
hugging friends and so on. We zoom in on Huggy, whose real
name is Heath Goodson. Walking from the bus lot. He is a
slightly overweight 17 year old, with fair skin and a low
fade, with three lines cut into the top left side. The
middle line, a half inch longer. He is wearing the same
jacket as Mitchel, except his is black. He is also wearing
black Phat Farm jeans and Vans that are black and white
checkered. He sees JR and reacts.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
      (exclaims loudly
       and snatches a
       lunch bag away)
Yo! Gimme that!
                                                            
Jon Paul, II, aka JR, is a tall thin lad with a high and
tight, that nearly resembles a Mohawk. He wears the same
attire as Huggy but it looks a bit tighter on him. He has
hazel colored eyes and a slight mustache. Probably the only
member of the Bad Boiz to have facial hair. He is walking
with his back toward Huggy, heading up the sidewalk.
                                                            
                       JR
      (Jumps and reaches
       for his sack
       lunch)
That's mine, give it back.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
      (Pulling the lunch
       bag away)
Back up. Back up. Back up. Gross,
you ain't 'spose ta eat this.
You're spose ta bury it!
                                                            
                       JR
That's a homemade lunch, homie!
Wutchu know about that?
                                                            
Pentarus James, better known as PJ, is 18 about to turn 19,
wears braces and is cute going on handsome. He is a member
of the Bad Boiz and of course wears the same attire as the
previously introduced members. He is walking with Huggy and
is off to his right. He is wearing a black baseball cap,
cocked off to the right. It bares the name of the group.
                                                            
                       PJ
      (surprised)
Yo t-jones got her butt outta bed
for you?
                                                            

6.

                       JR
      (Proudly
       exclaiming)
Yeah, PJ. She does it every year
on the first day of school.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
      (hands the bag
       back, quite
       jealous)
Whatever. Whatever.
                                                            
                       PJ
      (mocking)
Yeah, whatever.
                                                            
                       JR
      (looks up and
       yells)
Luscious!
                                                            
                       PJ
      (following lead)
Luscious!
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Ova here, Luscious!
                                                            
Luscious, (pronounced Loo-shuss) no last name, strikingly
resembles Mitchel, although they are not related. He is
blond with green eyes and stands an inch taller than
Mitchel. He is Mitchel's second in command. He is also a
good looking boy that looks a lot older than he is, at the
age of 17, but will 18 before the end of the school year. He
is standing near the flag pole talking to some of the girls.
He also wears the Bad Boiz "uniform", with jacket collar up
to his side burns.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (looks up and
       grins)
Yo, where ya at?
                                                            
                       HUGGY
      (not realizing
       that was a
       hypothetical
       question)
We right here!
                                                            

7.

                       PJ
      (at Luscious,
       pulling on sleeve)
Where were you at all summer, man?
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (dusting off left
       shoulder)
What? You my moms now?
                                                            
                       PJ
Just asking, dang.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
I was hustlin', but you don't know
nothin' about that.
                                                            
                       JR
Hustlin'?
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
You heard me. I was stocking the
shelves at the Piggly Wiggly and
making pizzas at Papa Johns.
                                                            
                       JR
      (sarcastically)
Great jobs!
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Step off! I'm savin' for my ride
and building up my credit. If I
keep my credit score high, I don't
have to worry about putting a
whole bunch a money down. And my
payments will be low.
                                                            
                       PJ
Oh yeah? The interest rate should
be low too, huh? But you wanna
hear what I did?
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (Shakes his head
       "yes", but says
       "no")
Yes, no.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Hey, there's Mitchel!
                                                            
                       PJ
Mitchel!
                                                            

8.

                       JR
Yo, Mitchel!
                                                            
                       ALL BOIZ
Yo Mitchel!
                                                            
They approach Mitchel, who appears to be ignoring them. They
walk faster almost running.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Mitchel!
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Wutitdo, playa?
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Wuttup, Mitchel?
                                                            
Huggy hip checks JR
                                                            
                       JR
Yo, come on!
                                                            
Mitchel is sitting alone on the top of the stairs, looking
down at the campus and the students, deep in thought. He is
contemplating the years gone by and thinking of his future
as an entertainer in the music industry.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (stands up)
Yoooooo!
                                                            
They exchange daps, pounds, playa hugs, (you know the hug
with the hands locked in a hand shake between them, and the
one arm around the others back.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Hey, wutitdo bebe?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Nice ta see ya.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (pointing to a
       crowd of females
       chatting and
       giggling)
Pick up any dimes ova there?
                                                            

9.

                       MITCHEL
      (doing the hand
       pushaw thing)
Nah, same ol' change er'ybody's
already spent.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
So, whadja do all summer, Mitchel?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Chillen at the Hampton's, you
know? You know!
                                                            
                       JR
You got it like that?
                                                            
                       PJ
Yeah, well the only thing you get
is clowned.
                                                            
                       JR
Hang on P, huh?
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
How'd it go down at the Hampton's?
                                                            
They walk inside the building doors, where security scans
them visually.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
It was crazy, dawg!
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Word, man?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
I did meet this one shawty. She
was um, aiight, though, you know.
                                                            
                       JR
You mean she put it down?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
JR is that all you can wrap your
brain around?
                                                            
                       JR
24-7, 365
                                                            
[BELL RINGS]
                                                            

10.

                       MITCHEL
      (pointing to the
       hall to the left)
This one!
                                                            
                       JR
      (had stopped to
       fix mustache in
       mirror)
Yo, home boiz, hol up!
                                                            
B-Boiz exit left and Da PHAT Gurrlz enter right, missing
each other
                                                            
Billie Jean is wearing an outfit that resembles a business
suite. She is used to wearing a school uniform and wasn't
sure what the current attire would be. So her parents
purchased an entire wardrobe composed of business suites and
the like. She looks much older and refined then the other
girls her age and it makes her feel out of place. She is
still a looker that catches the eye of many potential
suitors.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (extremely
       concerned)
Do I look alright, Regine?
                                                            
Regine Lumere is tall and thin, nearly too thin, but not
anorexic. She is French/Creole and is light skinned, pretty
and second in command of Da PHAT Gurrlz. (Pretty Hot And
Tempting) Regine always has a different hairstyle as she
wants to be a cosmetologist. Although, they aren't always
the cutest, she enjoys experimenting. She is dressed in the
latest blue Baby Phat outfit. With matching boots. She wears
a white satin Baby Phat jacket with the words "Da PHAT
Gurrlz" embroidered on the back and in the front. Her name
is also on the front, just underneath the group's name.
                                                            
The two girls are walking down the hall toward the
Principal's office.
                                                            
                       REGINE
Fa sho, gurrl.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
I'm just freakin out right now.
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (not looking)
You look hot.
                                                            

11.

                       BILLIE JEAN
So this is Martin Luther King?
                                                            
                       REGINE
Yep, you'll dig it.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
I dug my last school. Wish I was
there instead of here, but I know
heartbreak very well.
                                                            
                       REGINE
Why, you got a heart murmur?
                                                            
Billie offers Regine a questioning look
                                                            
IN ANOTHER HALL, WALKING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION...
                                                            
Lady M, whose parents named Leesha Meeks, is the leader of
Da PHAT Gurrlz, is not very pretty, but she believes she is
the cutest girl in the world. She is 5'4 and thick and well
developed. Dressed in the newest Baby Phat, from head to
toe, she knows she looks good. She wears the blue satin Baby
Phat jacket signifying that she is the leader.
                                                            
                       LADY M
O M G! [sighs] well, here we go
again.
                                                            
Winefred Williamson is the prettiest of the Gurrlz. She is
5'5", 130 lbs with a enviable figure, for 17. She has long
relaxed hair and over does it with the jewelry. A ring on
every finger, from all her boys, about 5 necklaces, and hoop
earrings. She is chocolate skinned with a smooth complexion.
She wears gray contacts today. She claims they make her
mysterious.
                                                            
                       WINNIE
Yeah, but now we seniors, ma.
                                                            
Kai Howards is the shorter, younger, chubby member. She
claims it is just baby fat. Pun intended. She is the
smartest of the crew, at 16, she is already a senior. Kai is
fashionably dressed in the latest Baby Phat and group
jacket. She is always snacking on something not good for
her.
                                                            
                       KAI
      (re-enacting a
       scene from
       "Invader Zim")
And with my iron fist, I will rule
the school! Ah ha ha, ah ha...oh.
            (MORE)

12.

                       KAI (cont'd)
My bad.
                                                            
                       WINNIE
Kai, how juvenile.
                                                            
                       KAI
We are juvenile!
                                                            
                       LADY M
But that's why we front. Aiight
Gurrlz, let's get at 'em.
                                                            
 
INT. PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
INSIDE THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE...
                                                            
The Principal's office is very colorful. She allowed some of
the students from last year's art class to add a taste of
graffiti art, in order to avoid that same art to be located
all around the school walls. The furniture is modern chic,
almost like a home living room, enabling students and staff
to feel more comfortable.
                                                            
Principal Theresa Michaels resembles Pam Grier. She is
distinguished, yet beautiful and takes nothing from no one.
She is stern and makes every judgment count. She is wearing
a gray pin striped skirt suit, with a white blouse and black
patent leather heels. Her long naturally straight hair (she
has Indian in her family) is pulled up in a bun. Light make
up and no jewelry is visible in her quest to be extremely
professional and profound. She strives to be taken seriously
and needs to feel as if she is a role model for her
student.
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
Cherry, you have the new
schedules?
                                                            
Miss Cherry is the opposite of Principal Michaels. She is
dingy and a bit of a slob. Principal Michaels struggles
daily to keep her in check. She has a slight case of
Attention Deficit Disorder, but tries her best to get things
done correctly and on time. Today she is dressed in a
flowery dress with long sleeves and flats that don't match.
Her hair is curly and out of control.
                                                            
                       CHERRY
      (eating Reese's
       bites, licking
       chocolate off her
       fingers)
Yes, Miss Michaels, I just had 'em
            (MORE)

13.

                       CHERRY (cont'd)
in my hands.
                                                            
Cherry and the principal begin searching for the papers.
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
      (Aggravated)
Great! Now they'll be all kinds of
smudged!
                                                            
                       CHERRY
Oh my gosh! Here they go. If they
were snakes I would be dead.
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
      (disappointed)
Cherry, these are last semester's
schedules, that we couldn't find
last semester. Maybe next year,
you'll find the ones for this
semester.
                                                            
                       CHERRY
      (under her breath)
(Yes, Miss Michaels.)
                                                            
 
INT. HALL - DAY
                                                            
Three students in the hall, seeing one another for the first
time since the last day of last school year. We see them
clowning around running to class.
                                                            
                       MACK
Deron! Come on man...pull your
pants up dawg! Did you know where
that comes from? In prison, there
used to be so many suicides with
belts, from men taking other men
to be their "women", that the
guards would take their belts
away. Which made their pants sag.
So saggy pants meant that you were
another dude's girlfriend. Who's
girlfriend are you, my ninja?
                                                            
                       DERON
      (embarrassed,
       tightening belt)
Yo, I ain't even know that, dawg.
                                                            

14.

                       NATE-DAWG
      (girlie)
Eww gross!
                                                            
They give Nate-Dawg a sheepish look
                                                            
                       DERON (&)
      (Nate-Dawg & Mack)
[walk off, laughing, shouting]
                                                            
 
INT. FRONT OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
The front office is similar to the principals office.
                                                            
Mr. Best is one of the science teachers. Is not bad looking
for a father of three. He wears black trousers, that barely
pass his ankles, penny loafers, and a shirt and tie, that
are all the same color. He has a cup of lukewarm coffee in
one hand and a brief case in the one that wears the wedding
ring.
                                                            
                       MR. BEST
      (disappointed)
I've got Luscious again.
                                                            
Mrs. Jones is one of the math teachers. She kind of has a
thing for Mr. Best. She wears glasses that have the chain
hanging down from the frames and they sit at the edge of her
nose. She is wearing a second hand dress from the Goodwill
store, that appears very old fashioned and very very worn.
On her feet are a pair of old school Mary Jane's one size
too small. Mrs. Jones likes to hide her big feet in small
shoes. She could be considered model material, but also
hides her beauty as she is a teacher. She looks old for her
age as well.
                                                            
                       MRS. JONES
He's been here longer than I have
and I been here six years!
                                                            
Nurse Thompson wears a pair of teal scrubs that have pics of
Scooby Doo on them and a pair of white Crocs. She is average
looking with graying black hair.
                                                            
                       NURSE THOMPSON
      (searching the
       medicine cabinets)
It's only the first day of school
and my Motrin is missing.
                                                            

15.

                       MRS. JONES
      (head in her
       syllabus)
Hmmm...how many days until
Christmas break?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (enters the room)
86.
                                                            
                       MRS. JONES
      (peers up from
       notebook shocked)
86?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (blushes and
       continues to
       Cherry's desk,
       with an absent
       Cherry)
I am so counting.
                                                            
                       MRS. JONES
      (returning to her
       papers)
I see.
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
      (exits her office)
May I help you, honey?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Yes please. This is my first day
of school and I'm not too sure of
where I should be.
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
Uh, well, welcome to MLK. Fill out
these forms completely
and...(hears loud noise and looks
up) will you excuse me for a
second? I shall return.
                                                            
Principal Michaels walks out of the office door
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Oh, pardon me. Do you have a pen I
could borrow, please?
                                                            

16.

                       CHERRY
      (appearing
       suddenly)
Oh, yes, sweetie. Here you go.
                                                            
[BELL RINGS]
                                                            
 
INT. HALL - DAY
                                                            
The Boiz are strolling down the locker walled hall way. They
are all tardy, but don't seem to be bothered. They are
practicing dance moves, making beats and rhyming. PJ
attempts a few lines and is off beat.
                                                            
                       JR
      (looking at his
       schedule, nose
       crinkled up as if
       something smells
       badly)
Dang, every teacher I have this
year has given me at least one F.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
      (pointing index
       finger)
If you ain't careful, you'll be
hemmed up in Michael's office.
                                                            
                       JR
      (balling up
       schedule and
       tossing it over
       right shoulder)
Oh yeah? well this year, she'll
wish she ain't never seen me.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
      (flexing shoulders)
What? And wutchu gon do?
                                                            
                       JR
      (dusting right
       shoulder off)
I ain't gonna take none of her
crap, is all. I ain't gonna take
crap from nobody.
                                                            
As the Boiz round the corner, with JR in front of the group,
Principal Michaels is right there. JR is looking behind him
and turns his head in time to see her. But the rest of them

17.

stop short and avoid the confrontation. They hang back and
listen, trying not to be seen or heard.
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
Young man!
                                                            
                       JR
      (stunned, standing
       at attention)
Yes ma'am.
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
      (hands on hips)
Shouldn't you be in homeroom at
this very moment?
                                                            
                       JR
I was just on my way.
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
You were just loungin, weren't
you?
                                                            
                       JR
      (scrolling mental
       Rolodex)
Loungin? Yes ma'am.
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
      (crossing arms)
This is no way to begin a new
semester, Mr. Paul.
                                                            
                       JR
      (mumbles in French)
Je n'aime pas la femme...
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
Perhaps a few hours in Saturday
school will set you straight?
                                                            
                       JR
Yes, ma'am.
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
      (standing stiffly)
Are you just going stand there?
                                                            
                       JR
      (stuttering)
Um, no, ma'am. I mean, yes, ma'am.
I mean I I'm just uh...
                                                            

18.

                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
      (Points finger in
       opposite
       direction)
Good, then get to steppin'!
                                                            
                       JR
No, ma'am.
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
Which one is it? Yes or no?
                                                            
                       JR
Yes, ma'am.
                                                            
Principal Michaels turns and walks back to her office. The
Boiz tip toe behind her back and proceed down the hall.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (instigating)
Yo, dawg! I'm glad you didn't take
any of her crap. You would have
really cussed her out, huh JR?
                                                            
                       HUGGY
      (mocking JR and
       the principal)
Mr. Paul! Yes, ma'am! No ma'am!
                                                            
                       JR
      (redirecting the
       attention from
       him, he addresses
       Franklin's
       presence)
Yo, Franklin! Wussup?
                                                            
Franklin Tibbs is the geeky kid in school. He sports a pair
of expensive glasses and wears his clothes that fit just
right, as they are tailored. He likes the way he looks in
his suits and ties and carries a silver brief case, like the
spies in the movies do. He fancies himself becoming a Crime
Scene Investigator. His hair is spiked like he just woke up
and is cute beyond belief, but pays no mind to the female
population He is absolutely the richest and smartest kid in
school, who has the pleasure of riding in a stretched Land
Rover to and from school. He lives just two blocks away.
                                                            
                       FRANKLIN
      (his voice is
       cracking from
       puberty)
What's up, guys?!
                                                            

19.

                       HUGGY
You have a good summer? Dap buddy.
[socks him in the arm instead]
                                                            
                       FRANKLIN
      (grabbing his arm)
Ouch, dang!
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Hey, wuss wrong, homie? You're
wearing glasses?
                                                            
                       FRANKLIN
I lost my contacts again! Father
refuses to buy another pair.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
That's too bad!
[slaps Franklin on the back]
                                                            
                       PJ
      (carrying on an
       alternate
       conversation)
It just fell out!
(referencing the lost contact)
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (to the guys)
Yo, let's be out!
                                                            
 
INT. PRINCIPAL MICHAEL'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
[MUSIC: "CARRY ME, LIKE YOU WERE MY BROTHER, LOVE ME LIKE...
                                                            
[CHERRY PLAYS BELLS]
                                                            
Principal Michaels wears a wireless headset to make the
morning announcement. She sits at her desk with her feet up
on a leather ottoman that coordinates with her desk chair.
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
Good morning, ladies and gents,
and welcome to what promises to be
the best year at MLK. Saturday
night is our first pep rally and
fireworks show, and I want all
ya'll to represent for Coach
Jackson and the MLK Mustangs. And
if you can't be an athlete, be an
athletic supporter.
      (she makes a face
       realizing how
            (MORE)

20.

                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS (cont'd)
       that sounded)
                                                            
                       HUGGY
      (yells out in
       class)
I ain't tryna be nobody's jock
strap, ya heard?!
                                                            
[LAUGHING AND GIGGLING.]
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
Now, the really big news and
probably the most awesome thing to
happen at MLK High. Dance Club 21
has selected MLK as a
representative high school and
will broadcast a 2-step contest
live form our very own gym!
[Students cheer]
It is our chance to show the
nation what clean, well behaved,
(rolling her eyes) nice...students
we have here at MLK.
[Mercedes screams]
                                                            
Mercedes Benson is also rich, the second richest at MLK. She
drives a Toyota Prius to school, though. She believes in
saving the planet. So, she is constantly doing all she can
to help the environment. She is fairly stuck up and preppy,
and she is on the dance team, debate team, and Go Green
team. They ensure the school stays environmentally sound.
                                                            
 
EXT. CAFETERIA & BLEACHERS - DAY
                                                            
                                         CAFETERIA
                                                            
The cafeteria is bright due to the amount of windows that
make up one of the major walls. Mercedes is responsible for
this new feature. The tables and chairs are new and
comfortable. Franklin is responsible for this. The meals are
prepared by chefs, with health and a well rounded diet in
mind. Both Franklin and Mercedes are to "blame" for this.
But students are enjoying the new menu and venue.
                                                            
Heading toward the table, self reserved for "Da PHAT Gurrlz"
only, Lady M and Winnie are carrying their lunches freshly
prepared and served by the new chefs.
                                                            
                       LADY M (&)
      (Winnie rapping)
"If you show me the cash, then I
will take it. If you tell me to
            (MORE)

21.

                       LADY M (cont'd)
cry, then I will fake it. If you
give me a hand, then I will shake
it. You'll do anything for
money..."
                                                            
                       KAI
      (already at the
       table eating her
       meal)
Yo, did you peep Justice this
morning? Looking pretty fine, this
year, huh, Meeks?
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (pulling out her
       black leather
       cushioned seat)
Been there, done that.
                                                            
                       WINNIE
      (setting her tray
       on the oak table)
And you still want the T-shirt.
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (approaches table
       with her home
       made lunch in
       hand)
What's up wit it, ladies?
                                                            
                       WINNIE
Hey, Regine!
      (gets up and gives
       hug)
                                                            
                       KAI
      (mouth full)
Yo, Reg.
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (to Billie Jean)
Sit over there.
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (barely
       acknowledges)
Reg.
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (introduces new
       girl)
This is Billie Jean Kennedale.
            (MORE)

22.

                       REGINE (cont'd)
And, um, that's Kai and Winnie,
and this is Meeks, aka Lady M.
      (speaks in a low
       voice)
She just moved here from Ramstein
Air base, Germany.
                                                            
                       LADY M
Guten morgen, guten tachhhhh
[coughs and chokes]
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (thinking Lady M
       really knew
       German, sets her
       lunch on table)
[rambles off some German]
                                                            
EVERYONE LOOKS AT HER CONFUSED
                                                            
                       REGINE
Anyway, Winnie, where are your
glasses?
                                                            
                       WINNIE
      (puts hand under
       shin as if posing)
I got Lasik this summer. Don't I
look good, gurrl?
                                                            
                       LADY M
Nope. Now we can see all of your
face.
                                                            
DA GURRLZ SOUND OFF "OOOOH!"
                                                            
They all put their right hands up, stick out index finger
and point in a downward motion, while making a sizzling
sound. "SSSSSSSSSSS"
                                                            
                       KAI
      (chewing food real
       fast)
How you likin school so far,
Billie Jean?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (discontented)
It's different.
      (shrugs shoulders)
                                                            

23.

                       MERCEDES BENSON
What's up, Gurrlz?
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (in her best Homer)
Doh!
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (Homer Simpson
       voice)
Doh!
                                                            
                       WINNIE
      (Homer Simpson)
Doh!
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (introducing)
Mercedes Benson, the fast girl of
MLK, hi!---[to Mercedes]
                                                            
                       MERCEDES BENSON
      (in an overly
       bubbly voice)
Isn't the first day of school the
bomb?
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (being sarcastic)
KABOOMIE!
                                                            
                       MERCEDES BENSON
      (switching her
       Fossil book bag
       from one shoulder
       to the next)
Guess what happened? I'll bet you
never will.
                                                            
                       LADY M
Prolly not.
                                                            
                       MERCEDES BENSON
Nominees for student council have
just been announced and guess who
got nominated for vice president?
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (egging her on)
IDK! Who?!
                                                            

24.

                       MERCEDES BENSON
      (cheesing from ear
       to ear, she
       throws her hands
       up)
Isn't that the tightest thing?
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (mumbles)
Besides your jeans?
                                                            
                       MERCEDES BENSON
I just hope I can hang with the
big dogs, you know? (like Arsenio
Hall) Ruff, ruff, ruff!?
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (Rolling eyes)
Well, we wish you good luck, huh
gurrlz?
                                                            
                       WINNIE
      (yawning)
Already.
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (looking in other
       direction)
Mmmm, hmmm.
                                                            
                       KAI
Fa sho. I'll keep my fingers
crossed. [lying]
                                                            
                       MERCEDES BENSON
      (passing out
       buttons and
       fliers)
Oh, thanks y'all. (Here)
                                                            
                       WINNIE
Tantchu. (sets the button to far
left as if repulsed)
                                                            
                       MERCEDES BENSON
Here you go.
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (bored)
Right.
                                                            

25.

                       MERCEDES BENSON
      (taken aback)
Oh, my bad, gurrrrrlz. Y'all must
find me obtuse for not introducing
myself to your friend. Hi, I'm
Mercedes Benson. Welcome to
MLK---Oh! Well, hopefully I'll see
you at dance team tryouts. It'll
be the bomb and we will be bff's
for life!
                                                            
Mercedes turns and walks to the next table.
                                                            
PHAT GURRLZ SING, "FO LYFE, FO LYFE!" TWISTING UP FINGERS.
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (whispers to Lady
       M)
Hey, whaddya think about Billie
Jean? She could be a PHAT Gurrl,
right?
                                                            
                       LADY M
She looks too up tight to be PHAT.
                                                            
                       WINNIE
      (shouts in horror)
Oh freakin shiz nit!
                                                            
                       LADY M
Hellurr?! (like Madea)
                                                            
                       KAI
Wuss hannenin?!
                                                            
                       WINNIE
      (digging in her
       food with her
       fork)
One of my yellow diamonds just
fell into the potato salad!
                                                            
                                         BLEACHERS
                                                            
The Bad Boiz never eat in the Cafeteria. It's for the birds.
They are eating junk food and lunches from home or near by
fast food place, sitting on the bleachers outside.
                                                            
                       JR
      (passing up a Slim
       Jim)
Hey, uh, Luscious, you wanna snap
into a Slim Jim?
                                                            

26.

                       LUSCIOUS
      (pushing the stick
       away)
Fa real? I eat that and I'll stink
like you.
                                                            
                       PJ
      (fanning his nose)
Just funky!
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (pointing at the
       band walking by
       on the field)
Yo, dudes. Dudes, check this out!
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Ladies and germs, square pants on
parade!
                                                            
                       JR
All day!
      (matter of factly)
You already know!
                                                            
One band member trips and almost falls.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Hey, check it! You really stepped
in it this time, Patrick!
                                                            
                       PJ
Try jump rope, ya jerk.
                                                            
                       JR
What a moron! Que stupide?!
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (changing subject)
Yooo ho ho! Any of y'all check out
that new shawty in registration?
Dawg, she sho finer than them old
nickels around here.
                                                            
                       JR
      (eyes getting wide)
You mean her breasteses were
bigger then Vicki's?
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (shaking head)
Nobody's breasteses are bigger
than Vicki's!
                                                            

27.

                       JR
      (puts hand for hi
       five at Luscious,
       but is left
       hanging)
Already, playa!
                                                            
                       HUGGY
      (elbowing JR)
Yo, dawgs. Yo!
      (nodding down)
Girls!
                                                            
Some girls are seated a few rows from the fellows and PJ is
beneath them looking up the skirts.
                                                            
                       GIRLS
What?!
                                                            
They look down and spot PJ.
                                                            
                       PJ
      (looks at the
       girls and waves)
Wutitdo, ladies?
                                                            
The girls gather their things and get up quickly.
Embarrassed as the Boiz laugh at them.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
      (helping PJ up,
       then pushing him
       down onto the
       bleacher)
You got issues, PJ!
                                                            
                       PJ
      (blushing slightly)
Hey! Yo, agh!
                                                            
                       HUGGY
      (reverts attention
       to Mitchel)
Yo, I wanna hear what Mitchel did
in the Hampton's.
                                                            
                       JR
      (in agreement)
Word!
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (seconding)
Fo real!
                                                            

28.

                       MITCHEL
      (playin it off)
Nuttin, nuttin.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
As if.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (in disbelief)
Really, nuttin, Justice? Right.
                                                            
                       PJ
Seriously, Mitchel, you tapped
that, right?
                                                            
                       HUGGY
      (demanding)
Fo rizzeel, come on. Tell us how
it went down, dawg.
                                                            
                                         CAFETERIA
                                                            
Da PHAT Gurrlz have surrounded Billie Jean and are messing
with her and her stuff, being nosy.
                                                            
                       REGINE
What did you do for the summer
Billie Jean?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (reminiscing)
Ah, I spent most of it at the
Hampton's. I met a guy there.
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (sarcastically)
Took your goodies all the way to
the Hampton's to find some guy?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Well, he was kinda special.
                                                            
                       LADY M
That's an oxy moron!
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
He was sweet and romantic.
                                                            
                                         BLEACHERS
                                                            
                       HUGGY
      (nudging Mitchel)
Spill em, man!
                                                            

29.

                       LUSCIOUS
Tell it!
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Nah, y'all ain't ready for all the
sexy details.
                                                            
                       JR
      (getting excited
       at the word sexy)
Are you serious right now?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Aiight then, I'll tell you!
                                                            
Duet between Mitchel and Billie Jean, singing "Remember the
Time" as flashes of scenes from each of their memory occur.
Mitchel's is a little more sexy than Billie Jean's and hers
is very innocent sounding. Both are exaggerating, trying to
be cool and trying not to look too fast.
                                                            
Everyone is dancing to the song and snapping their fingers
to the beat. Singing the chorus. In addition to flash backs
of Billie Jean and Mitchel, the two scenes between the
cafeteria and bleachers go back and forth, showing the Boiz
and the Gurrlz singing and dancing.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL (&)
      (Billie Jean duet)
Do You Remember
When We Fell In Love
We Were Young
And Innocent Then
Do You Remember
How It All Began
It Just Seemed Like Heaven
So Why Did It End?

Do You Remember
Back In The Fall
We'd Be Together
All Day Long
Do You Remember
Us Holding Hands
In Each Other's Eyes
We'd Stare
(Tell Me)

Do You Remember The Time
When We Fell In Love
Do You Remember The Time
When We First Met
Do You Remember The Time
When We Fell In Love
            (MORE)

30.

                       MITCHEL (cont'd)
Do You Remember The Time

Do You Remember
How We Used To Talk
(Ya Know)
We'd Stay On The Phone
At Night Till Dawn
Do You Remember
All The Things We Said Like
I Love You So
I'll Never Let You Go

Do You Remember
Back In The Spring
Every Morning Birds Would Sing
Do You Remember
Those Special Times
They'll Just Go On And On
In The Back Of My Mind

Do You Remember The Time
When We Fell In Love
Do You Remember The Time
When We First Met Girl
Do You Remember The Time
When We Fell In Love
Do You Remember The Time
Those Sweet Memories
Will Always Be Dear To Me
And Girl No Matter What Was Said
I Will Never Forget What We Had
Now Baby

Do You Remember The Time
When We Fell In Love
Do You Remember The Time
When We First Met
Do You Remember The Time
When We Fell In Love
Do You Remember The Time

Do You Remember The Time
When We Fell In Love
Do You Remember The Time
When We First Met
Do You Remember The Time
When We Fell In Love
Do You Remember The Time

Remember The Times
Ooh
Remember The Times
Do You Remember Girl
            (MORE)

31.

                       MITCHEL (cont'd)
Remember The Times
On The Phone You And Me
Remember The Times
Till Dawn, Two Or Three
What About Us Girl

Remember The Times
Do You. Do You, Do You,
Do You, Do You
Remember The Times
In The Park, On The Beach
Remember The Times
You And Me In Spain
Remember The Times
What About, What About...

Remember The Times
Ooh... In The Park
Remember The Times
After Dark..., Do You, Do You, Do
You
Remember The Times
Do You, Do You, Do You, Do You
Remember The Times
Yeah Yeah
Remember The Times
                                                            
The song ends and everyone returns to their original
positions.
                                                            
                       KAI
      (day dreaming)
He sounds real swell.
                                                            
                       LADY M
True love and he didn't touch you
at all? Sounds like a dork to me.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (not telling the
       whole truth)
Well, he wasn't a DORK. He was a
complete gentleman.
                                                            
                       REGINE
Well, what was this dude's name?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Mitchel. Mitchel Justice.
                                                            

32.

                       KAI (&)
      (WINNIE)
[giggle]
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (concocting a plan
       as she speaks)
Well, he sounds a door a bell. And
perhaps, if you believe in
miracles, your knight in shining
armor will come rescue you, when
you least expect it. Check ya
lata. Let's bounce Gurrlz.
      (she snaps her
       fingers)
                                                            
The Gurrlz leave Regine and Billie Jean at the table. They
are getting up and heading out the door.
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (wishfully
       thinking)
Regine, do you think that could
really happen?
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (knowing the
       answer)
Fa sho, ma.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Really?
                                                            
                       REGINE
Uh, Billie Jean, We should get to
class now.
                                                            
 
EXT. PEP RALLY & FIREWORKS - NIGHT
                                                            
The outside stadium is packed with staff and students. Most
of them are wearing school colors and letter-man's jackets.
There are tiki torches blazing in the back ground.
                                                            
[BAND PLAYS] "DON'T STOP TIL YOU GET ENOUGH"
                                                            
                       CHEER/DANCE
"We're the best! We can't be beat!
We'll rock this joint to your
defeat! We are the 'Stangs! We
can't be beat! We got the power to
knock you off your feet!" "Go MLK!
Go! Woooo! Woooo! Woooo!"
                                                            

33.

[WAVING & CHEERING]
                                                            
A stage is set up on the track field, just in front of the
football field. Most of the staff are seated here. There is
a podium set up with a microphone and speakers. Principal
Michaels walks toward the mic, wearing a long coat and a
pant suit, with pumps.
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
And now...hush everyone. Quiet
please. Be Quiet, People! Now the
H.M.I.C., The coach who will pull
MLK out of the 7 year slump, Coach
Jackson!
                                                            
                       CROWD
MLK!
                                                            
Coach Jackson, is an older gentleman sporting the school
sweat pants and hoody. He wears a whistle around his neck, a
cap on his head, and Nikes on his feet. He approaches the
podium, snatches off the microphone and makes his speech.
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
Take em to the hole! You students
ready for the a great season?
[cheering] These boys are mean. I
mean really nice. Because I made
them nice and mean. They're not
only mean,
                                                            
Anthony Patrick is the school jock. He is good looking and
well versed in the sports offered at MLK. His favorite is
basketball. He will attend college on one of several
scholarships being offered to him at the moment.
                                                            
Anthony is sitting on a bench, not far from the dance team.
He is wearing MLK's football uniform, minus the helmet.
                                                            
                       ANTHONY PATRICK
      (mouthed to Billie
       Jean after she
       notices him)
(Hi)
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
they are rough and
                                                            
Billie Jean is now a member of MLK's Dance team, as
encouraged by Mercedes. She is having a great time. She
notices Anthony looking at her.
                                                            

34.

                       BILLIE JEAN
      (mouthed)
(Hi)
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
tough! We aren't just
                                                            
                       ANTHONY PATRICK
      (mouthed)
(How are you?)
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
going to win,
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (mouthed)
(Fine)
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
we're going for the glory! We're
gonna rough em up, beat em down,
and run em around! We're gonna
snatch em up,
                                                            
                       VOICE IN CROWD
Let's snatch em up, Coach!
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
twist em, & pretzel em! Then we're
gonna shred em apart! After the
shredding is over, we'll come back
& ring that victory bell! Like we
always wanted.
                                                            
[cheering] [band plays "Off the Wall"]. Everyone jumps and
runs around the bleachers and field.The Boiz are walking
away from the crowd and field, toward the parking lot where
the fireworks are.
                                                            
                       JR
Yo, Huggy. Huggy.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Yo!
                                                            
                       PJ
Yo!
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Yo, Mitchel. Watch this. You're
gonna dig this.
                                                            

35.

HUGGY/ JR/ PJ
                                                            
Perform a silly cheer in Three Stooges form. "We're the
best! We can't be beat! We'll chase your butt right down the
street!"
                                                            
                       HUGGY
      (out of nowhere)
Hope your shoes are tied.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (sort of sullen)
Dudes..chill out, aiight?
                                                            
PJ bumps into Huggy.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Yo! Look out, doofus!
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (showing the guys
       his car)
Well? Tell me what you think.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
What a steamy pile of sh...
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (in defense mode)
...ut up. It'll be the cleanest,
once we pimp it out and fix up the
engine. Put some fi'teens on her.
Imma race her in Funky-Town Drift.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Funky-Town Drift? Are you crazy?
Deranged?
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Yeah. Whaddya gonna do about it?
      (putting a fist up)
                                                            
                       HUGGY
      (backing away, dog
       tail tucked like)
Uh nuttin, but whaddya gonna do
about this?
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
You're asking for it, homie.
      (getting more
       upset)
                                                            

36.

                       JR
      (back handing PJ's
       chest a few times)
Yo! What are the Cobras doing
here? This ain't their block.
                                                            
The Cobras are a rival group from another school. They come
riding through the parking lot on similar motorbikes,
wearing dirty old leather jackets, no helmets beat up boots
and and old jeans with holes in the knees. Their jackets
have pictures of cobra snakes imprinted on them and some
them are wearing florescent orange vests, to show they are
new, not yet, members.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (to Mitchel)
Think they wanna go?
                                                            
Cobras ride out.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (to Luscious,
       glaring at the
       Cobras)
Well, if they do, we'll be ready
for em.
                                                            
Back at the field, the students and staff are continuing the
pep rally. Everyone is seated, except the dance team, who
are performing more cheers and dances.
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
Aiight, team, let's get em!
                                                            
The football team runs out onto the field and there is
pandemonium all over again.
                                                            
[CHEERING]
                                                            
Regine and Billie jean are walking to the parking lot. The
rally is ending and so are the fireworks.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (Regine is fixing
       Billie Jean's
       skirt in the back)
Hey! Hey! Hey! What ARE you doing?
Oh, thank you, Regine.
                                                            
                       REGINE
Issokay! You know you were great.
Quit trippin.
                                                            

37.

                       BILLIE JEAN
No, I flubbed up, royally. I was
soooo nervous.
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (lying badly)
Oh, no. Your split was sick wit
it.
                                                            
                       LADY M
Wuttup Billie Jean?
      (jumps in between
       them with her
       arms around their
       necks)
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Oh, hey, Meeks. Hi Gurrlz.
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (grabs Billie
       Jean's hand)
We got suttin fo ya!
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Something for me? What is it?
                                                            
                       KAI
      (eating chips)
You'll be surprised! Right, Meeks?
                                                            
                       REGINE
Lemme fix your weave, gurrl.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Where are you taking me?
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (digging in her
       purse)
Want some lip gloss?
                                                            
UP AHEAD OF THE PHAT GURRLZ TO THE LEFT A LITTLE
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
If we hook this up, this ride
could be a straight up babe
magnet, ya know?
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (claps hands
       together and rubs
       them like a mad
       scientist)
            (MORE)

38.

                       LUSCIOUS (cont'd)
Already, big pimpin!
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (pulling Billie
       Jean by the hand
       behind her)
Yo, Justice, I got suttin fo ya.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (turns around
       annoyed)
Like what?!
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (throwing out
       Billie Jean's
       hand toward
       Mitchel)
Think fast!
                                                            
Billie Jean is flung from behind Lady M and almost falls
into Mitchel.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (shocked, catches
       her arms)
Billie Jean!?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (very surprised
       and excited)
Mitchel?!
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (holding her close)
What are you-why are you here? I
mean, I thought you were going
back to Germany?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Plans changed!
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (realizing all
       eyes on him,
       fronts for his
       boys, lets her go
       quickly)
Oh, I just can't... that's tight
shawty. You know what it is. Imma
Smooth Criminal and er'ythang.
                                                            

39.

                       BILLIE JEAN
      (confused)
Mitchel?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (pimp strolling in
       a circle)
Thass my name all day, all night,
bebe.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (very disappointed)
What's up with you?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Wuss up wit me, shawty? Wuss up
witchu?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
What happened to the Mitchel
Justice I met at the Hampton's?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (looking at his
       boys like
       whatever)
I.D.K., gurrl. Maybe I gotta twin.
Why don't you Google or do a Yahoo
People Search?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (throws down her
       pom poms)
Oh! You're nothin but a player! I
wish I never gave you...my phone
number!
      (runs off)
                                                            
                       JR
Uh, ah!
                                                            
                       HUGGY
What?!
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (still fronting,
       yelling after her)
Hate the game, not the player ma.
I'm just a member, not the
president.
                                                            

40.

                       HUGGY
She must be sippin on that
hatorade!
                                                            
                       PJ
Wow! So, she only gave you her
number, Justice?
                                                            
                       JR
Sounds like she may have gave him
more than that, yo.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
I know, right?
                                                            
Mitchel takes a half step after her and then pauses.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (pointing at the
       beat up PT
       Cruiser)
Hey, J, I got a ride, member?
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Let's ride, Mitchel.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Aiight. Who's got gas money?
                                                            
                       PJ
Aw, what?
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Well, I just got a low interest
secured credit card!
                                                            
                       JR
I got 5 bucks!
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Let's ride.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (taking items from
       his boys and
       placing them in
       car)
Aiight. Hand that over, gimme
this, grab that, throw that in
there. Aiight, Mitchel, you ride
shot gun.
                                                            

41.

Leaning against the fence with Regine, at the other side of
the parking lot.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (sorrowful)
He was soooo sweet this summer.
                                                            
                       REGINE
Listen, Billie Jean, men are pigs.
You heard me? They are fleas on
pigs. Worse than that, they are
parasites on fleas on pigs. I
mean, they don't even sweat, so
you shouldn't sweat them.
The only man a girl can depend on
is her pops.
You need a Gurrlz night out. We're
having a sleepover tonight, at my
crib. You coming? [Billie Jean
nods a yes] Hot. You'll love it.
Let's go!
                                                            
They run off into the night.
                                                            
 
INT. REGINE'S SLEEPOVER - NIGHT
                                                            
This scene is set in Regine's very well furnished bedroom.
It is large and has it's own bathroom. There are various
posters of all the Jacksons on the walls, a king size bed, a
sofa, and flat screen television and a large walk in closet
are key elements here.
                                                            
The Gurrlz are already in their pajamas, but aren't going to
bed any time soon. They are sitting on Regine's bed. Regine
and Billie Jean are on the couch.
                                                            
                       WINNIE
Hey, look, it's Kai!
                                                            
Fruit roll ups commercial with chimps on a school bus
singing
                                                            
                       KAI
      (sings along)
"This is our bus. This is our bus
driver." whistles "And this is
fun! Fruit corners fruit
Roll-Ups!" "ah cha cha cha cha"
"We love our fruit roll ups! They
make our fingers flip! (mimics
chimps) We love our fruit roll
ups, (makes noises) ta ta ta ta
ta, we like to let em rip. Let's
            (MORE)

42.

                       KAI (cont'd)
have more! Real fruity fun! Rolled
up in one. We love the crazy fruit
taste too. Rolled up in one! Fruit
corners fruit....
                                                            
[WINNIE THROWS A STUFFED ANIMAL] ARRGH!
                                                            
KAI PRETENDS TO GET KNOCKED OVER BY STUFFED ANIMAL
                                                            
                       WINNIE
Where's the remote?
                                                            
                       LADY M
Yo!
Hand me some sun flower seeds!
                                                            
                       WINNIE
Yeah, me too!
                                                            
                       REGINE
You want some too Billie Jean?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
No thanks, I don't want high blood
pressure!
                                                            
                       WINNIE
You don't want what?!
                                                            
EVERYONE FALLS OVER LAUGHING
                                                            
                       LADY M
Come on, try some. they won't kill
you. Who told you that?
                                                            
Billie Jean tries some anyway, not wanting to be ridiculed
any further.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (choking on the
       salty shell)
My father says they are bad for
you.
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (snickering)
Oh, dang! I forgot to tell you not
to swallow the shells. You gotta
bite them open to get the seeds.
                                                            

43.

                       REGINE
Hey Billie Jean, lemme show you
how to do it. You use your tongue
to hold them between your teeth
and then bite down, just a little.
It's almost sensual. Watch.
                                                            
REGINE DEMONSTRATES THE ART OF SUNFLOWER SEED POPPING
                                                            
                       KAI
OMG! That is the ugliest thing I
ever saw!
                                                            
                       REGINE
Uh ah, guys dig it and this is why
they dig on me.
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (shoves Winnie)
Sure it is!
                                                            
                       WINNIE
Whoa!
                                                            
                       LADY M
Aiight, aiight, it's time for the
ice cold kool aid!
                                                            
Lady M begins pouring and Kai passes out the clear plastic
cups full of red syrup.
                                                            
                       KAI
It's the red kind! What flavor is
red, anyhow? Hey anyone want a
Moon Pies?
                                                            
                       WINNIE
      (puts finger to
       temple)
Moon Pies and kool aid. Can you
say multiple trips to the dentist,
Kai? That red syrup is sweet
enough!
                                                            
                       KAI
Well, the pack said sugar free.
But Regine prolly used a whole
five pound bag!
                                                            
                       LADY M
Billie Jean didn't get any kool
aid. Wussup with that?
                                                            

44.

                       BILLIE JEAN
No, that's okay. I don't want any
cavities.
                                                            
THE GIRLS FALL BACK IN A FIT OF LAUGHTER AGAIN
                                                            
                       LADY M
You never had any kool aid,
either?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (not wanting to
       feel left out)
Ah huh! I had some at my cousin's
house once!
                                                            
                       LADY M
Well, whoopty doo!
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (attempting to
       divert attention)
Um, Billie Jean, can I pierce your
nose for you?
                                                            
Passing Billie Jean a glass, who takes it hesitantly.
                                                            
                       KAI
What you think we got hepatitis or
something?
                                                            
LADY M/WINNIE/KAI
                                                            
                       GIRLS
      (hum the jaws
       theme)
dud-det dud-det
                                                            
                       REGINE
No you didn't!
                                                            
LADY M/WINNIE/KAI
                                                            
                       GIRLS
      (Jaws theme still)
dud-det!
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (covering ear
       lobes)
I could bleed to death!
                                                            

45.

                       REGINE
No way! I'm a pro! I'm about to be
a cosmetologist, bemember?
                                                            
                       LADY M
What's wrong? You scurred?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (matter of factly)
No, I am not!
                                                            
                       WINNIE
      (hands over a
       small decorated
       gold safety pin)
Here Regine, use this. Some of the
girls at school are wearing them
to signify that we never had sex.
It's a virgin pin.
                                                            
                       KAI
      (sarcastically,
       biting into Moon
       Pie)
Mmm, hmm. Well, now it could be
used for something.
                                                            
                       REGINE
Cool!
                                                            
Takes pin and grabs Billie Jean's hand, leading her into the
bathroom.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Regine, I don't like the sound of
this.
                                                            
Follows Regine reluctantly.
                                                            
                       REGINE
Oh, you'll be alright bebe.
                                                            
They stop just before the dresser and Regine tries to
surprise Billie Jean.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Well then, my father won't like it
one bit, I tell you...
                                                            
                       REGINE
No, you won't feel a...
                                                            
Poking the pin into Billie Jean's nose...
                                                            

46.

                       BILLIE JEAN
      (crying out in
       pain)
Ouch!
                                                            
                       REGINE
Um, yeah, Billie Jean, we need to
go to the bathroom. My t-jones
will kill me if I get blood on her
new Berber.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
What?!
                                                            
                       REGINE
It will only bleed a second.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Regine, I don't feel so well.
                                                            
                       LADY M
Don't trip Billie Jean. If she
messes up she can do your hair so
that side of your face don't
show.
                                                            
Regine and Billie Jean retreat to the restroom, their voices
are a little muffled
                                                            
                       REGINE
Billie, Billie Jean, beauty is
pain. It hurts to look this good.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (screaming)
Owww!
                                                            
Poking her head out of the restroom door
                                                            
                       REGINE
Would you get an ice pack? I need
to numb her nostril.
                                                            
                       WINNIE
Why don't you just put it under
some cold H2O?
                                                            
                       REGINE
Oh. Right!
                                                            
Closes door in a hurry.
                                                            

47.

                       WINNIE
It's gettin cold up in here.
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (holdin up a piece
       of paper with
       typing printed on
       it)
Hey! What this is?
                                                            
                       WINNIE
An email from Bobby in Iraq.
                                                            
                       KAI
You are dating an Iraqi?
                                                            
                       WINNIE
No, silly. He's in the Army.
                                                            
                       LADY M (Kai)
      (sing the Village
       People song)
In the Army!
                                                            
                       WINNIE
Y'all stoopit. It's "In the Navy".
Anyway, wanna see pics?
                                                            
Pulls out mobile photo album with many pictures of men.
                                                            
                       LADY M
Dang! You are turning into quite
the little h...
                                                            
Exiting the restroom
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (interrupting)
...oh, y'all, Billie Jean's sick.
I poked her nose and she hurled!
                                                            
                       KAI
      (covering her nose
       with both hands)
You ain't gettin near my nose!
                                                            
                       REGINE
Yeah, well you'll be sweatin me
cuz I got into Cutie's House of
Beauty Cosmetology School.
                                                            
                       KAI
What? You're quitting MLK?
                                                            

48.

                       REGINE
No, I don't think of it as
quitting, I see as a very dope
career move.
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (holding a picture)
Its ripped in half?
                                                            
                       WINNIE
      (sounding a bit
       jealous)
His ex was in that picture with
him.
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (from the outside
       of the restroom)
Billie Jean, here's your spin
brush.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Uh, thanks Regine. Sorry I have
been so worry-some.
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (sighing)
It's aiight.
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (mumbles under
       breath)
Miss Prissy La La makes me wanna
barf.
                                                            
The Gurrlz sing and dance around the room, putting on other
clothes, wigs, hats and make up. Acting out lyrics in the
song.
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (sings mockingly,
       acting like a
       dude)
P.Y.T.
[1st Verse]
Where Did You Come From Lady
And Ooh Won't You Take Me There
Right Away Won't You Baby
Tenderoni You've Got To Be
Spark My Nature
Sugar Fly With Me
Don't You Know Now
Is The Perfect Time
We Can Make It Right
            (MORE)

49.

                       LADY M (cont'd)
Hit The City Lights
Then Tonight Ease The Lovin' Pain
Let Me Take You To The Max

[Chorus]
I Want To Love You (P.Y.T.)
Pretty Young Thing
You Need Some Lovin' (T.L.C.)
Tender Lovin' Care
And I'll Take You There
I Want To Love You (P.Y.T.)
Pretty Young Thing
You Need Some Lovin' (T.L.C.)
Tender Lovin' Care
I'll Shake You There

[Background]
Anywhere You Wanna Go

[2nd Verse]
Nothin' Can Stop This Burnin'
Desire To Be With You
Gotta Get To You Baby
Won't You Come, It's Emergency
Cool My Fire Yearnin'
Honey, Come Set Me Free
Don't You Know Now Is The Perfect
Time
We Can Dim The Lights
Just To Make It Right
In The Night
Hit The Lovin' Spot
I'll Give You All That I've Got

[Chorus]
I Want To Love You (P.Y.T.)
Pretty Young Thing
You Need Some Lovin' (T.L.C.)
Tender Lovin' Care
And I'll Take You There
I Want To Love You (P.Y.T.)
Pretty Young Thing
You Need Some Lovin' (T.L.C.)
Tender Lovin' Care
I'll Take You There

Breakdown
Pretty Young Things, Repeat After
Me
[Michael] I Said Na Na Na
[P.Y.T.'S] Na Na Na
[Michael] Na Na Na Na
[P.Y.T.'S] Na Na Na Na
            (MORE)

50.

                       LADY M (cont'd)
[Michael] Na Na Na
[P.Y.T.'S] Na Na Na
[Michael] I Said Na Na Na Na Na
[P.Y.T.'S] Na Na Na Na Na
[Michael] I'll Take You There

[Chorus]
I Want To Love You (P.Y.T.)
Pretty Young Thing
You Need Some Lovin' (T.L.C.)
Tender Lovin' Care
And I'll Take You There
I Want To Love You (P.Y.T.)
Pretty Young Thing
You Need Some Lovin' (T.L.C.)
Tender Lovin' Care
I'll Take You There

[Repeat Chorus - Ad-Lib/Fade-Out]
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (exits the
       bathroom at end
       of song)
Are you mocking me Meeks?
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (blushing)
Some people are so sensitive.
                                                            
Outside, the Boiz are driving to Regine's. They have the top
down and are behaving obnoxiously.
                                                            
                                         REGINE'S STREET
                                                            
PJ/HUGGY/JR
                                                            
                       ALL BOIZ
      (singing loudly)
"That girl I can't take her
should have known she was a
heartbreaker
that girl I can't take her
should have seen right through her
she's a heartbreaker
That girl I can't take her
should have seen it coming
heartbreaker
that girl I can't take her
should have seen right through her
she's a heartbreaker "
                                                            

51.

                       LUSCIOUS
      (driving with one
       hand and reaching
       at the boiz in
       the back seat
       with the other)
Will y'all shut the heck up?
Lunatics!
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (sitting in the
       front seat)
Change of heart, L, let's roll
out.
                                                            
                       JR
Uhhh nuh! We here now!
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Then let's not be here now!
                                                            
They pull up in front of Regine's with a screeching halt.
                                                            
                                         REGINE'S ROOM
                                                            
The Gurrlz hear the ruckus and look out the window to see
what is happening.
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (fixing her robe)
Uh ah, they can't come in here. My
parentals'll be trippin hard!
                                                            
                                         REGINE'S DRIVEWAY
                                                            
                       JR
Hey, PJ. Why don't you holla atcha
gurrl?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (tugging at
       Luscious, who is
       ignoring him)
Come on, let's bounce!
                                                            
PJ places one hand over his heart, stands up and extends his
other out toward Regine's window, palm up.
                                                            
                       PJ
Billie Jean, Billie Jean, donde
est as?
                                                            

52.

                       MITCHEL
      (speaking Spanish)
Siéntate!
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (also speaking
       Spanish)
Siéntate, callate, siéntate!
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Vamonos amigo!
                                                            
Lady M, puts on her shoes and climbs out the window.
                                                            
                       LADY M
You good girls are too much, Imma
play the games while I still
remember the codes.
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (places the back
       of her hand on
       her forehead and
       fans herself)
Oh loawd!
She's scaling the 911 ladder?
                                                            
                                         FROM LUSCIOUS RIDE
                                                            
                       JR
Check it, it's Lady M.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Yo, Lady M, you doing that without
an EMT around?
                                                            
                       LADY M
Don't all of you rush to help a
lady all at once, now.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
      (looking side to
       side)
Lady? I'd help one if I saw one!
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Shut it up!
                                                            
Opens car door to get out.
                                                            
                       LADY M
What's really good, Luscious?
                                                            

53.

                       LUSCIOUS
What you think?
                                                            
Walking toward Luscious with her arms folded.
                                                            
                       LADY M
It's like that?
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (putting arm
       around Meeks)
Already bebe.
                                                            
                       LADY M
Whatyouknowgood, Justice?
                                                            
Leaning up against passenger's side of the car, with his
arms and legs crossed. He looks back over his shoulder and
responds.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
You hot, Meeks.
                                                            
                       LADY M
And you know this!
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (walking away)
No, not really, but I'll take your
word for it and say I did.
                                                            
                       LADY M
Where you going? To choke your
chicken?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
It's better than hangin with a
bunch of garanimals.
                                                            
                       PJ
Yo, Mitchel.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Hey, Mitchel.
                                                            
They watch as Mitchel walks away, still seated on the top of
the backseat of the car.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (bowing and waving
       her in his car)
Your, um, limo awaits me lady.
                                                            

54.

                                         REGINE'S ROOM
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (sitting on the
       edge the bed,
       head in hands,
       nose throbbing
       and pierced with
       a tiny stud)
What did I ever see in Mitchel
Justice?
                                                            
                       WINNIE
      (holding up a
       bunch of pictures
       of different guys)
Don't trip, take your pick.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
What a collection?
                                                            
                       WINNIE
I know, right?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
How do you keep track of them all?
                                                            
                       WINNIE
I am an excellent pen-pal. Its the
falling in love you gotta worry
about.
                                                            
REGINE'S DRIVEWAY
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Yo!
                                                            
                       JR (&)
      (Huggy)
Wussup?
                                                            
                       LADY M
There ain't no tickets to ride
this train!
                                                            
                       JR
Wouldn't buy em if there were.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Kick rocks!
                                                            

55.

                       PJ
      (confused)
You for real?
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Not now, but right now!
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Aiight, aiight.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (throwin up a back
       hand)
Follow the yellow brick road!!
                                                            
Huggy, JR, and PJ hop out of the car and begin walking down
the street in the opposite direction of Mitchel.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Glad I got my life insurance
policy last month.
                                                            
                       PJ
And I just wrote my will, too.
                                                            
                       JR
When your boy picks a shawty over
his dawgs, he's got issues.
                                                            
                       PJ
No doubt!
                                                            
                       JR
Come on, let's get some wings.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Fa sho!
                                                            
REGINE'S ROOM
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (pointing to cell
       phone)
Can I use that?
                                                            
                       WINNIE
Of course.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Thank you.
                                                            

56.

                       WINNIE
      (opening phone to
       unlock the key
       pad)
Hold up.
                                                            
BILLIE JEAN USES THE PHONE TO TEXT A MESSAGE ABOUT MITCHEL,
but doesn't send it. She goes downstairs, into the back yard
and begins to sing. We see her fantasize about dancing with
Mitchel and then Mitchel becomes Michael Jackson and then
back to Mitchel.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (sings It's The
       Falling In Love)
[1st Verse]
You're Not Like Anybody I Ever
Knew
But That Don't Mean That I Don't
Know Where We Are
And Though I Find Myself Attracted
To You
This Time I'm Trying Not To Go Too
Far, Cause

[Bridge]
No Matter How It Starts It Ends
The Same
Someone's Always Doing Someone
More
Trading In The Passion For That
Taste Of Pain
It's Only Gonna Happen Again

[Chorus]
It's The Fallin' In Love That's
Makin' Me High
It's The Being In Love That Makes
Me Cry Cry Cry
It's The Fallin' In Love That's
Makin' Me High
It's The Being In Love That Makes
Me Cry Cry Cry
All Night... All Night

[2nd Verse (Billie Jean)]
And Though I'm Trying Not To Look
In Your Eyes
Each Time I Do They Kind Of Burn
Right Through Me
Don't Want To Lay Down In A Bed
Full Of Lies
And Yet My Heart Is Saying Come
And Do Me
            (MORE)

57.

                       BILLIE JEAN (cont'd)

[Bridge (Michael)]
Now We're Just A Web Of Mystery
A Possibility Of More To Come
I'd Rather Leave The Fantasy Of
What Might Be
But Here I Go Falling Again

[Chorus]
It's The Fallin' In Love That's
Makin' Me High
It's The Being In Love That Makes
Me Cry Cry Cry
It's The Fallin' In Love That's
Makin' Me High
It's The Being In Love That Makes
Me Cry Cry Cry
It's The Fallin' In Love That's
Makin' Me High
It's The Being In Love That Makes
Me Cry Cry Cry
It's The Fallin' In Love That's
Makin' Me High
It's The Being In Love That Makes
Me Cry Cry Cry
Over You... Over You (All Night)

[Chorus]
It's The Fallin' In Love That's
Makin' Me High
It's The Being In Love That Makes
Me Cry Cry Cry
It's The Fallin' In Love That's
Makin' Me High
It's The Being In Love That Makes
Me Cry Cry Cry
All Night... All Night
                                                            
The scene fades with her crying into her hands, sitting on
the back porch. We see a vision of Mitchel looking back, as
if he can see her. He keeps walking away.
                                                            
 
EXT. LOOK OUT POINT - NIGHT
                                                            
On a hill overlooking the town, cars filled with horny
teenagers, are parked. Windows are foggy, but silhouettes of
couples kissing can be seen in each car. Luscious and Lady M
are in one of them. The top to his cruiser is tattered, worn
and flapping in the gentle breeze. The back window is broken
out.
                                                            

58.

                       RADIO
      ((Proactiv
       commercial)
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revolutionary acne skin care
system discovered by millions to
help banish breakouts and get
clear skin. From people like you
to superstars like Vanessa
Williams, our customers all say
the same thing; Proactiv Solution
really works!" (from Proactiv.com,
home page)
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Mmmmm
                                                            
                       LADY M
Mmmm, hmmm.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Mmmmm
                                                            
                       LADY M
MMMMMM
                                                            
                       LADY M
Say my name, say my name!
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Um, ah...uh oh, um
                                                            
                       LADY M
Leesha. Leesha.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Leesha. Leesha, Leesha, Leesha,
Leesha! Mmmm, mmm Leesha. Oh,
Leesha.
                                                            
                       LADY M
Tank you. You gotta horse?
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Seriously?
                                                            
                       LADY M
Ah, huh. No rides without the
saddle.
                                                            

59.

                       LUSCIOUS
      (digging in
       pockets)
My 75 cent insurance policy.
                                                            
He pulls out a Trojan condom.
                                                            
                       LADY M
Big baller. (looks at Luscious)
What?
                                                            
He opens it and pulls out a blob of latex substance.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
It's spent.
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (extremely
       disappointed)
Spent? How?
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (whining)
I got it in junior high, when I
was 12.
                                                            
                       LADY M
Oh snap! (thinks a second)
What the heezy. I've always
preferred bareback, anyhow!
                                                            
They commence to have sexual relations
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Oh, Leesha. [something bumps his
car]
(looking out the back window hole
to see what it is)
Hey! What's going on, man?
                                                            
Miko, leader of the Cobras, is backing into Luscious' car.
Miko is tall, thin, but muscular. Japanese and black, he is
sort of attractive and has a few scars present on his face.
                                                            
                       MIKO
You in a no parking zone, playa.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
This whole spot is no parking
dawg!
                                                            
                       MIKO
Fo real?
                                                            

60.

                       LUSCIOUS
Fo real! Imma sue you for that!
                                                            
                       MIKO
Yeah, I'll give you a buck for
your ride & your chick!
                                                            
Miko and his girl laugh and drive off, kicking up dirt as
they do so. Luscious looks at Meeks and covers his mouth to
hide the smile. Meeks is not smiling.
                                                            
 
INT. AUTO SHOP - DAY
                                                            
The Boiz are dressed in white Ts and khaki coveralls, Except
Mitchel, who is wearing a black T. The coveralls are zipped
up to their waists, so the top halves are hanging down the
back. Only Huggy wears his zipped all the way.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (looking at the
       car well pleased)
Aiight, so we just need to repair
this dent and that'd be it.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
      (seriously joking)
The dent ain't the problem. The
problem is the rinky dink engine.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (becoming offended)
The problem is your pie hole.
                                                            
                       PJ
      (looking under the
       hood)
So, where you gonna get a new
carb?
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
You ever hear of a five finger
discount?
Well, I won't be using that
because I got my first credit
card, ya dig?
                                                            
                       JR
      (looking under the
       hood, being
       sarcastic)
Hey Luscious. Got any duct tape?
                                                            

61.

                       MITCHEL
      (defends his boy
       to JR)
Hey, big baller, where's your
ride?
                                                            
                       JR
I got wheels.
                                                            
                       PJ
Yeah, three of them with pedals on
the front.
      (daps Huggy)
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Oh word? What about you?
                                                            
                       PJ
      (pointing to
       himself)
Me?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Yeah you.
                                                            
                       PJ
What about Huggy?
                                                            
                       HUGGY
I...I...well...I
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
That's what I know. Aiight now
homies. We could hook it up like
Fast and Furious, or pimp it like
the X to the Z. Now peep this.
This car could be so Dougie, it
could be smooth...it could be Bad.
                                                            
All the Boiz are singing and as the song plays, they
transform the car into one that looks like the cars on "Pimp
My Ride".
                                                            
                       ALL BOIZ
      (singing and
       working on car)
Your Butt Is Mine
Gonna Take You Right
Just Show Your Face
In Broad Daylight
I'm Telling You
On How I Feel
Gonna Hurt Your Mind
Don't Shoot To Kill
            (MORE)

62.

                       ALL BOIZ (cont'd)
Come On, Come On,
Lay It On Me All Right...

I'm Giving You
On Count Of Three
To Show Your Stuff
Or Let It Be . . .
I'm Telling You
Just Watch Your Mouth
I Know Your Game
What You're About

Well They Say The Sky's
The Limit
And To Me That's Really True
But My Friend You Have
Seen Nothing
Just Wait 'Til I Get Through . . .

Because I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
Come On
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
You Know It
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
Come On, You Know
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
And The Whole World Has To
Answer Right Now
Just To Tell You Once Again,
Who's Bad . . .

The Word Is Out
You're Doin' Wrong
Gonna Lock You Up
Before Too Long,
Your Lyin' Eyes
Gonna Take You Right
So Listen Up
Don't Make A Fight,
Your Talk Is Cheap
You're Not A Man
You're Throwin' Stones
To Hide Your Hands

But They Say The Sky's
The Limit
And To Me That's Really True
And My Friends You Have
Seen Nothin'
Just Wait 'Til I Get Through . . .

            (MORE)

63.

                       ALL BOIZ (cont'd)
Because I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
Come On
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
You Know It
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
You Know It, You Know
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
And The Whole World Has To
Answer Right Now
(And The Whole World Has To
Answer Right Now)
Just To Tell You Once Again,
(Just To Tell You Once Again)
Who's Bad . . .

We Can Change The World
Tomorrow
This Could Be A Better Place
If You Don't Like What I'm
Sayin'
Then Won't You Slap My
Face . . .

Because I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
Come On
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
You Know It
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
You Know It, You Know
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)

Woo! Woo! Woo!
(And The Whole World Has
To Answer Right Now
Just To Tell You Once
Again . . .)
You Know I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
Come On
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
You Know It-You Know It
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know, You Know, You
Know, Come On
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
And The Whole World Has To
Answer Right Now
(And The Whole World Has To
Answer Right Now)
            (MORE)

64.

                       ALL BOIZ (cont'd)
Just To Tell You
(Just To Tell You Once Again)

You Know I'm Smooth, I'm
Bad, You Know It
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know I'm Bad, I'm
Bad Baby
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know, You Know, You
Know It, Come On
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
And The Whole World Has To
Answer Right Now
(And The Whole World Has To
Answer Right Now)
Woo!
(Just To Tell You Once Again)

You Know I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
You Know It
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know I'm Bad-You
Know-Hoo!
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know I'm Bad-I'm Bad-
You Know It, You Know
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
And The Whole World Has To
Answer Right Now
(And The Whole World Has To
Answer Right Now)
Just To Tell You Once Again . . .
(Just To Tell You Once
Again . . .)
Who's Bad?
                                                            
The song ends and the car is back to normal, as if it were
all a dream.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Come on guys, let's do this!
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Already!
                                                            
                       PJ
      (Imitating an Adam
       Sandler character)
We can do it!
                                                            

65.

                       JR
      (Imitating the
       wrestling
       announcer)
Let's get it on!
                                                            
 
EXT. DAIRY QUEEN - DAY
                                                            
Every student is at the local DQ.
                                                            
COBRAS YELLING AND MOCKING FROM THE LEFT SIDE OF THE LOT
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Hey Just, man those Cobras are
begging for a verbal beat down.
Yo. Yo Mitchel. Wussup witchu?
You still reminiscing over that
shawty?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
What are you smoking on?
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
I'm just saying, ya know?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Yeah, I know. You just saying too
much.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (kicking the dirt)
Aiight then.
                                                            
THEY GO INSIDE "ANOTHER PART OF ME" PLAYS ON THE JUKE
                                                            
                       MUSIC
      (Another Part of
       Me)
We're Sendin' Out
A Major Love
And This Is Our
Message To You
(Message To You)
The Planets Are Linin' Up
We're Bringin' Brighter Days
They're All In Line
Waitin' For You
Can't You See . . .?
You're Just Another Part Of Me . .
                                                            
Already seated...
                                                            

66.

                       JR
Yo bros!
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Yo!
                                                            
                       PJ
      (motioning them)
Yo, Luscious, Just sit over here
with us.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (looking at
       Mitchel)
Let's go, dawg.
      (pointing toward
       PJ)
                                                            
                       PJ
Wutitdo playas?
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Wutitdo?
                                                            
                       PJ
It do wutitdo.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Aiight y'all, the meetings in
session.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Wanna know the 411?
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Yep.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Five-O busted up Funky-Town Drift,
last summer, and thew them all in
the slammer.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Word? Well, no one can touch Speed
Demon.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Say word.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Word.
                                                            

67.

                       HUGGY
Already.
                                                            
                       LADY M
Somebody rear ending you Mitchel?
      (walking up to
       Boiz table)
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (grabbing his
       genitals)
Oh, swing on these, Meeks.
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (licking her lips)
Like Tarzan, bebe.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (shaking his head)
What about these crazy broads,
man?
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
I know...only good for one thing?
                                                            
                       JR
What do you with them the rest of
the 23 hours and 58 minutes?
                                                            
                       PJ
      (bewildered)
It only takes two minutes?
                                                            
ABOVE THEM ON THE NEXT LEVEL
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Pick another CD?
                                                            
                       ANTHONY PATRICK
Sure.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Have any change?
Thanks.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
cat calls
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (In Arnold
       Schwashisname's
       voice)
I'll be back.
                                                            

68.

Gets up and walks toward juke box
                                                            
                       MERCEDES BENSON
      (bum rushes
       Mitchel)
Hi Mitchel!
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (rolls eyes up and
       halts in tracks,
       turns around)
Not now, ma.
                                                            
                       MERCEDES BENSON
Check it...whatcha doin later?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (says firmly, but
       whispering)
NOT NOW!
                                                            
                       MERCEDES BENSON
      (not getting the
       picture)
Text me!
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (Acting shy and a
       little
       embarrassed)
Hey Billie Jean.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (rolls eyes, and
       puts right hand
       her hip)
*Hmph* Oh hi.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
What's good?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Nothing for you.
                                                            
JUKEBOX MUSIC STOPS
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Not good, but look Billie Jean,
I've been wanting to talk to you
for some time now.
                                                            

69.

                       BILLIE JEAN
      (says with
       attitude, but
       smiling a little)
Oh yeah? About?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
About the other night, at the pep
rally.
[jukebox: Baby Be Mine]
I acted- I was a jerk and that
ain't me. I mean it was me, but it
wasn't, ya know, me. What I mean
is, it was me, but it
wasn't...(getting frustrated)
Billie Jean, I got this rep,
right, Imma thug, so I gotta
front...
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
That's why I am so glad that
Anthony's so easy and laid back.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Ez and laid back, right! Too bad
his brains are in his abs.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Jealous much?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Me jealous, whateva. You are so
funny ha, ha, ah, ha ha...
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
So, what are you working with?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Oh what? Oh, I can take them punks
to the hole with it.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Show and prove then. [walks away,
glances back smiling]
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (chuckles coolly
       at the challenge,
       but sounds like
       Butthead)
Huh, hu, huh, hu hu hu.
                                                            
 

70.

INT. GYM - DAY
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
Let's start with the first
rule--cut down to one Dew a day.
What sports do you like? Do you
like tennis?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Yeah, like I watch Venus and
Serena er'ytime they play.
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
Well, um, yeah, okay, well...the
first thing you should do, is, ah,
is, you should change.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
That's why I'm here, yeah, you
know, to change.
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
No, I , ah, I mean your gear.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Oh, aiight.
                                                            
 
EXT. TENNIS COURT - DAY
                                                            
Mitchel is wearing the schools PE uniform along with the
other guys. It consists of some navy blue shorts with white
stripes and baby blue T or tank, and sneakers.
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
      ([whistles])
Alright, chill out guys. This is
the newbie, Mitchel. Let's give
him a good tryout.
                                                            
A TENNIS BALL NEARLY HITS MITCHEL
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (holding up a fist)
Check yo self!
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
Alright, alright. Break it up,
come on. Let's go. Come on. Step
it up.
                                                            

71.

                       TEAM MATE
      (tennis player)
Swing the racket
                                                            
                       TEAM MATE
      (another tennis
       player)
Hit the ball
                                                            
                       TEAM MATE
      (tennis player)
Yo Mitchel!
                                                            
                       TEAM MATE
      (tennis player)
Hit the ball!
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
      (whistle)
You have to hit the ball inside
the white lines
                                                            
                       TEAM MATE
      (handing two
       tennis balls to
       the coach)
Thanks son.
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
Okay, alright, step it up. Come
on, let's go. You have to hit the
ball, Mitchel. Can you handle
that?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Can I handle that?
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
Alright then, step it up. Come on,
let's do this.
                                                            
                       TEAM MATE
      (Tennis Mate)
Hit to this side Mitchel, this
side.
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
Alright, step it up.
                                                            
                       TEAM MATE
      (tennis player)
Come on.
                                                            

72.

                       COACH JACKSON
      (Mitchel drops the
       tennis racket)
Alright, alright. Get the racket.
Hey, that's good. Hit it, hit it,
hit it.
                                                            
                       TEAM MATE
      (Tennis player)
Get it, Mitchel.
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
Chin up, there you go, hit it, hit
it. Yes, that's it, there you go,
there you go.
                                                            
MITCHEL'S TEAM MATE HITS THE BALL TO HIM VERY HARD.
                                                            
MITCHEL FREESTYLES ABOUT THE BOY'S LACK OF GEAR SENSE
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Yo, dawg where you shop at?
Target little boys?
Your clothes are so tight
I can hear a squeaking noise.
And what about your kicks, man?
Dang, they are whack!
I hope you kept the receipt so you
can take them junks back!
                                                            
                       TEAM MATE
Ooooooh!
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
      (blows whistle)
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Wutitdo?
                                                            
                       TEAM MATE
Is he serious?
                                                            
                       TEAM MATE
O. M. G.
                                                            
                       TEAM MATE
Cheese and rice!
                                                            
 

73.

EXT. BASEBALL FIELD - DAY
                                                            
Mitchel, Coach Jackson and the other students have donned
the baseball uniforms and cleats. White baseball pants with
baby blue stripes and whites shirts with navy blue sleeves.
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
This is your pitcher. Mitchel,
Don.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (sizing up the
       pitcher who is
       quite muscular
       and towers
       Mitchel)
You out of your mind?!
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
Let's go. Let's go. Let's go.
Alright, let's go. let's get this
started, now. Get behind the plate
Mitchel. Don't stand on it and
bend your knees a bit.
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
Don, you ready? OK. (blows whistle
after strike two)
Wait a minute. Mitchel, you gotta
swing the bat, at least try to hit
the ball.
Let's do this.
Alright, open your eyes now.
Don, get set.
Ready?
                                                            
Don pitches a curve ball that looks outside and strikes
Mitchel out
                                                            
MITCHEL FREESTYLES AND CLOWNS THE PITCHER AND THE GAME
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Who taught you how to throw? I
mean you gotta come harder than
that. I should come over there
right now and beat you with this
bat. But I won't, I will spare
you, cuz I'm a lover not a
fighter. And when it comes to good
lovin, I'm an all nighter.
Yo, this is a bunch of bull. This
team can't win a game. So, Imma
try out for some other sport cuz
            (MORE)

74.

                       MITCHEL (cont'd)
this one is just too lame.
                                                            
Mitchel drops bat and walks off toward locker room
                                                            
 
EXT. FOOTBALL FIELD - DAY
                                                            
The attire is fully equipped football uniforms, in the
schools colors, navy and baby blue and white.
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
You'll like football. It's a full
on contact sport. Now, go on so we
can see what you can do.
Let's go. Throw a pass. Get this
game going.
                                                            
Mitchel walks coolly out on the field and places his helmet
on his head.
                                                            
                       TEAM MATE
      (Quarter back
       throws a long
       pass)
He can't even catch!
                                                            
                       TEAM MATE
      (Running back)
Fumbelia!
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
Let's go. Catch the ball!
                                                            
                       TEAM MATE
      (Receiver)
That was right to him, too.
                                                            
                       TEAM MATE
      (Center)
See!
                                                            
                       TEAM MATE
      (Quarterback)
What kind of athlete are you?
Can you catch or what?
                                                            
                       TEAM MATE
      (Referee)
Fumble, first and down!
                                                            

75.

                       TEAM MATE
      (on side lines)
Dang he has butter fingers!
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
Let's go, try to catch it this
time. Let's go. Step it up now,
let's go, let's go.
Catch it for goodness sakes!
Run, now run!
Wrong way!
                                                            
                       TEAM MATE
      (Referee)
Fumble!
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
Chill, chill, be easy.
                                                            
MITCHEL APPROACHES REF WORKING UP HIS FLOW, REMOVING HELMET
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Well, now, where do I start?
You players are no works of art
and...
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
      (shyly)
OK, put the helmet down. Put the
helmet down!
Maybe you are better off in the
marching band.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (breathing hard)
What do you mean, marching?
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
Not just marching. Playing music.
You got mad skills and that will
help you keep the beat. Plus, its
a no contact sport, so you'll have
no one on one competition.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
That could be fresh.
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
      (relieved)
Sweet.
                                                            
 

76.

EXT. BAND PRACTICE - DAY
                                                            
                       BAND DIRECTOR
      (perched atop the
       high box yelling
       through the mega
       phone)
Everyone keep those knees high!
                                                            
MITCHEL IS CARRYING THE BIG BASE DRUM AND TRIPS
                                                            
HIS TRIP CAUSES THE WHOLE LINE TO FALL LIKE DOMINOES
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Son of a biscuit!
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (in bleachers with
       Anthony Patrick
       sees the accident)
Mitchel!
Mitchel, are you okay?
Mitchel, talk to me?
You owe me that much after the way
you treated me.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (removing drum
       harness)
After the way...I-I treated you?
I already apologized for that.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (helping him up)
Ha! Ha! I tricked you into
talking!
Are you certain you're alright?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (blushing a little)
Yeah, mami. I'm good.
                                                            
THE REST OF THE LINE GETS UP GIVING MITCHEL THE EVIL EYE
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Still talking to ol boy?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Ummm...
                                                            

77.

                       MITCHEL
      (dusting himself
       off)
You going to the dance with him?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
That's up to you.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Up to me?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Ah huh.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
He can go solo then. Let's bounce!
                                                            
They run off hand in hand. Mitchel looks back to see Anthony
standing to his feet watching angrily.
                                                            
 
INT. DAIRY QUEEN - NIGHT
                                                            
BEEP BEEP
                                                            
JUKEBOX PLAYS "SHE DRIVES ME WILD"
                                                            
                       MUSIC
She got the breaks
She the scene
And you know damn well
She gives it to me
Uh-huh

Black jeans and a turtleneck
sweater
I know the girl is fakin cuz I've
seen her look better

She composition
She statistical fact
Got it ready
For the willing
Got it kickin in the back

(She's got ah...walkin in your
direction
She's got ah...she's drivin me
wild)
(She's got ah...walkin in your
direction
She's got ah...she's drivin me
wild)
                                                            

78.

Billie Jean and Mitchel are walking into the Dairy Queen
extremely fast. Mitchel is leading.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Billie Jean, yo, let's go some
where else, alright?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
How come?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
B...becau...well, I want to chill
with just you. That's how come.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Mitchel!
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (pulling Billie
       Jean to a table
       trying not to be
       seen)
Aiight.
                                                            
                       MALE SERVER
      (background)
Two Grilled Chicks and an Oreo
Blizzard coming up.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (rubbing her
       shoulder)
Trying to dislocate my arm, or
what?!
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (propping menus up
       to hide them)
This is the VIP table and I didn't
want someone else swoopin it up.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
What is wrong with you? What are
you trying to do?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (ducking behind
       the unsteady
       menus)
Trying to make some privee for us,
is all.
                                                            

79.

                       MISS SHAY
What can I get for you youngins?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Root beer, please.
                                                            
                       MISS SHAY
That's gonna rot your insides out!
Have some juice or water, why
don't you? I know you kids today
don't drink enough.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (twisting her lips
       up at the thought)
Okay, then an orange cranberry
rush, please.
                                                            
                       MISS SHAY
Mitchel?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
I'm not very hungry, but,
ah...Imma have a Grilled chicken
salad, with extra chicken, Italian
dressing, an extra large Arctic
Rush and a large vanilla dipped in
chocolate in a cup, with extra
peanuts, please?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Mmmm! That sounds yummy. Make that
two, please.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (astonished)
Two? Hungry much?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
He he, you look funny right now.
                                                            
                                         ENTER LUSCIOUS AND
MEEKS
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (burps obnoxiously)
Wussup Just, homie? Sweet!
(sitting down next to Billie Jean
with Meeks)
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Hey, Meeks, how are you?
                                                            

80.

                       LADY M
Ginger peachy, peachy keen. Know
what I mean, jelly bean?
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Hey, you got any duckets? We can
split a Dilly bar.
                                                            
                       LADY M
My halfsie days are finito.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
You must wanna stay at the crib
all the time!
                                                            
                                         ENTER JR, HUGGY, PJ,
KAI, REGINE, AND
WINNIE
                                                            
                       JR
      (pushing the next
       table and chairs
       closer to
       Mitchel's)
What it be like, playas and
playettes?! I got fifty cents.
Anyone wanna split a split?
                                                            
                       WINNIE
I'm gettin nickel-ed and dimed
left and right. Tryna make a
dollar out of 15 cents.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Yeah, right? But, in another few
months Regine'll be payin for all
of us to go out, won't you?
"I-n-d-e-p-e-n-d-e-n-t! Do you
know what that means?"
                                                            
                       WINNIE
Fa sho!
                                                            
                       REGINE
Don't y'all know they don't start
you off with much.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Its more than we make. So, give it
up. Besides, I get my allowance
Saturday.
                                                            

81.

                       LUSCIOUS
What? You get an allowance?
                                                            
                       HUGGY
For being a good boy. I put it
into my savings account, mostly.
Had it since I was a kid. It's for
my college fund, so I won't need
any school loans.
                                                            
                       JR
Miss Shay, may we get a sundae and
four sporks?
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
And a Dilly bar and knife?
                                                            
                       KAI
      (in her thickest
       southern accent)
Howdy do y'all?
                                                            
                       JR
Sup Kai?
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Sup PJ?
                                                            
                       REGINE
Sup Kai?
                                                            
                       MISS SHAY
      (offering the food
       from her tray)
There you go, act like ya know.
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (looking into her
       make up mirror)
I got so many monkey bites, people
are gonna think I be at the zoo
er'yday.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (Looking at
       Mitchel's grilled
       chicken salad he
       piled onto his
       fork)
Hey, sweet thang. A monkey bite
from Luscious is like a
Pringle...once you pop you can't
stop. (stuffs the large amount of
salad into his mouth with a
            (MORE)

82.

                       LUSCIOUS (cont'd)
snorting noise)
                                                            
                       LADY M
You animal!
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (talking with
       mouth full)
I love it when you call me names!
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (leaning over to
       talk to Mitchel)
My parents want to take us for
coffee on Saturday.
                                                            
EVERYONE AT THE TABLE STOPS AND LOOKS AT MITCHEL
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
I don't like coffee.
                                                            
EVERYONE LOOKS AT BILLIE JEAN
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (snickering)
You don't have to drink coffee.
                                                            
EVERYONE LOOKS AT MITCHEL
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (smugly)
Well, then...I don't like parents.
                                                            
EVERYONE RELAXES-SIGHS AND GOES BACK TO WHAT THEY WERE DOING
                                                            
                       PJ
      (offering a spoon
       full of sundae to
       Kai)
Have some?
                                                            
                       KAI
      (closing her lips
       tight)
(thinks about it) Don't think so.
                                                            
                       PJ
What a cheap date. ( realizes how
that sounded and retracts)
What I meant was...
                                                            

83.

                       KAI
      (not offended)
Don't trip.
                                                            
                       PJ
You get me.
                                                            
                       KAI
      (agreeing
       sincerely)
I do.
                                                            
                       PJ
You know, I know you aren't fat,
just big boned.
                                                            
                       KAI
      (not sure if that
       is a compliment)
Uh, thanks.
                                                            
                       PJ
      (feeling proud of
       himself)
You are so welcome. You gotta date
for the dance, yet?
                                                            
                       KAI
Nope. Uh ah.
                                                            
                       PJ
      (flexing chest)
Well you do now!
                                                            
                       KAI
      (excited)
Aiight then, cool!
                                                            
                       WINNIE
      (packing up her
       stuff)
Oh dang, I'll be a senior fo life
if I don't go study for this
stinkin Algebra test.
                                                            
                       JR
Well, aren't you the lucky one,
sweetness? Let me be your body
guard on your way home.
                                                            
                       WINNIE
But, who's going to guard your
scraggly body?
                                                            

84.

                       JR
She wants me.
                                                            
Everyone begins to depart and say their see you-laters.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
      (turns around)
Reg, you coming or what?
                                                            
                       REGINE
Imma chill out here a sec.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Aiight then.
                                                            
                       KAI
      (to PJ)
I'm on that Jenny Craig, but my
mom's peach cobbler is the best.
You want some?
                                                            
                       PJ
      (licking lips)
Fa sho.
                                                            
                       JR
      (puts left hand to
       his mouth)
Yo, PJ!
                                                            
                       PJ
Yo!
                                                            
                       JR
2 minutes!
                                                            
JR walks off laughing, while PJ stops to ponder what he
meant. Then gets it a few seconds later and blushes bright
red.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Hey, um, Mitchel. I'm trippin
about this dance. What if you all
dance differently here?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Stop trippin bebe.
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (butts in)
Maybe we'll invent the BMW bop or
something.
                                                            

85.

                       LUSCIOUS
      (laughs evil like)
Ha ha! Ha! Ha ha ha ha!
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Let's be out, Billie Jean.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (puts two fingers
       up)
Yo Just, deuces, homie!
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Later, Regine.
                                                            
                       REGINE
C-ya Billie Jean.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
      (looks down at
       table of half
       eaten food)
Oh dang, stuck with the stinking
bill again. Buckets o'duckets,
please? What's up with you, gurrl?
A piece of string has more
character than you right now.
                                                            
                       LADY M
Back up off me, playa.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Yeah, okay, I'll back up...back to
before we met, huh? How about
that?
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (picks up glass of
       melting Arctic
       Rush)
How about this? (throws into
Luscious face)
My bad Regine. (storms out)
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Lady M! Ah, come one Meeks! I know
you hear me!
                                                            
Luscious jumps up and stalks out after Meeks, fists balled
up. Miss Shay comes over to clear table and helps Regine
with a towel.
                                                            

86.

                       MISS SHAY
      (dabbing Regine)
No use crying over spilled Rush.
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (shaking off both
       hands)
I'm good.
                                                            
                       MISS SHAY
We about to close up, right?
                                                            
                       REGINE
Yeah. Can I chill a few more
minutes?
                                                            
Regine begins to remove the scarf tied to her head
                                                            
                       MISS SHAY
      (not looking up,
       then notices
       Regine's hair)
No, go head gurrl. Whoa!
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (looking around)
What happened?
                                                            
                       MISS SHAY
Well, chil. Let me keep it real
with you...your do looks like
someone should have said don't!
                                                            
                       REGINE
Oh, right. I had some issues in
highlights class. Come to think of
it, I had some issues in all my
classes. Cosmetology isn't what I
imagined.
                                                            
                       MISS SHAY
Chil, is anything ever?
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (embarrassed)
Miss Shay...I quit today. How do
you feel about serving?
                                                            
                       MISS SHAY
You ain't even old enough to know.
                                                            

87.

                       REGINE
      (daydreaming a
       little)
Hmmm, maybe I could work at AT&T.
No, those cubicles will make me
claustrophobic.
Geez. If only I had a guardian
angel to help me, like on that
Della Reese show "Touched By an
Angel".
                                                            
                       MISS SHAY
      (turning off
       lights)
Yeah, well if you find one, give
them my digits, will ya?
                                                            
The lights dim, then brighten in one corner as The Hot Boy
enters, floating down from the ceiling. Behind him are
ladies in salon chairs holding blow dryers and scissors,
singing back up
                                                            
                       THE HOT BOY
      (sings "Workin Day
       & Night")
(this song describes how much
trouble she's always in)
[1st Verse]
Ooh My Honey
You Got Me Workin' Day And Night
Ooh My Sugar
You Got Me Workin' Day And Night

[2nd Verse]
Scratch My Shoulder
It's Aching, Make It Feel Alright
When This Is Over
Lovin' You Will Be So Right

[3rd Verse]
I Often Wonder If Lovin' You
Will Be Tonight
But What Is Love Girl
If I'm Always Out Of Sight (Ooh)

[Refrain]
(That's Why)
You Got Me Workin' Day And Night
And I'll Be Workin'
From Sun Up To Midnight

[Chorus]
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And
Night
            (MORE)

88.

                       THE HOT BOY (cont'd)
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And
Night
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And
Night
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And
Night

[4th Verse]
You Say That Workin'
Is What A Man's Supposed To Do
But I Say It Ain't Right
If I Can't Give Sweet Love To You
(Ah)

[5th Verse]
I'm Tired Of Thinkin'
Of What My Life's Supposed To Be
(Well)
Soon Enough Darlin'
This Love Will Be Reality (Ah Ah)

[6th Verse]
How Can You Live Girl
'Cause Love For Us Was Meant To Be
(Well)
Then You Must Be Seein'
Some Other Guy Instead Of Me (Ooh)

[Refrain]
(That's Why)
You Got Me Workin' Day And Night
And I'll Be Workin'
From Sun Up To Midnight

[Chorus]
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And
Night
(Hold On)
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And
Night
(I'm So Tired Tired Now)
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And
Night
(Hold On)
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And
Night
(Hoo, Hoo, Hoo)

[7th Verse]
You Say That Workin' Is What A
Man's Supposed To Do
But I Say It Ain't Right If I
Can't Give Sweet Love To You
            (MORE)

89.

                       THE HOT BOY (cont'd)
(Well, Ah)

[8th Verse]
How Can You Live Girl
'Cause Love For Us Was Meant To Be
(Well)
Then You Must Be Seein' (Woo)
Some Other Guy Instead Of Me (Ooh)

[Refrain]
(That's Why)
You Got Me Workin' Day And Night
(I Don't Understand It)
And I'll Be Workin'
From Sun Up To Midnight

[Chorus]
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And
Night
(Hold On)
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And
Night
(I'm So Tired Tired Now)
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And
Night
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And
Night

You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And
Night
(Girl)
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And
Night
(I'm So Tired Tired Now)
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And
Night
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And
Night
(How Can I Get To You ...)
                                                            
 
INT. AUTO SHOP - DAY
                                                            
The boys are working on Luscious car. And Luscious is
anxious to get finished.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Put your head down, Luscious.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
What you about to do?
                                                            

90.

                       JR
Come on, work with us Luscious. We
tryna help you out.
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Why don't I show you how strong my
back hand is, huh?
                                                            
                       HUGGY
How about we work on the brakes
some other time? Move, slick, get
out the way. (Luda style)
                                                            
                       JR
Yo, knucklehead, its on backwards.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Uh, nuh.
                                                            
                       PJ
Where did you get this part, by
the way?
                                                            
                       HUGGY
      (& JR in unison)
Ya momma house!
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE THE GYM - DAY
                                                            
car horns blast
                                                            
                       TV CREW
Grab some of those cables, man.
                                                            
                       TV CREW
Let's hurry up and get this set
up.
                                                            
car horns blast again
                                                            
                       WINNIE
Meeks.
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (gasps)
                                                            
                       GIRLS
      (one random girl)
This is so crazy! We're gonna be
on TV!
                                                            
Outside of the auto shop class room
                                                            

91.

                       MITCHEL
Yo, man... you going to the dance?
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Yeah and Imma have the tightest
chick there.
                                                            
                       WINNIE
Best thing to happen at Martin
Luther High and don't we even have
dates. Sup with that?
                                                            
                       LADY M
Why don't you go with Stan from
UTA?
                                                            
                       WINNIE
You for real?
                                                            
                       LADY M
Just sayin.
                                                            
                       WINNIE
Anyway, he already said no.
                                                            
                       LADY M
      (sees Miko and the
       Cobras
       approaching,
       fixes her shades)
Chill. Our luck is about to
change.
                                                            
                       WINNIE
      (sees what she is
       referring to)
You can't be serious...
                                                            
                       LADY M
So serious, right now. Follow me.
                                                            
They swish towards Miko and he gives them the elevator eyes.
                                                            
 
INT. DANCE CLUB 21 2-STEP CONTEST - NIGHT
                                                            
                       RADIO
      ("Heartbreaker")
Deceitful eyes, she's got those
come get me thighs
she only knows how low that she
can go
She speaks the lines that can
control my mind
            (MORE)

92.

                       RADIO (cont'd)
Wherever she goes I know my eyes
follow
She blew a kiss, I swear that it
was meant
only for me, then spoke with her
body
her only goal is just to take
control
And I can't believe that I can´t
tell her no

[CHORUS]
That girl I can't take her
should have known she was a
heartbreaker
that girl I can't take her
should have seen right through her
she's a heartbreaker
That girl I can't take her
should have seen it coming
heartbreaker
that girl I can't take her
should have seen right through her
she's a heartbreaker

She plays a game with such an
innocent face
I didn't know heartbreaking was
her case
Her actions confess and put me
through the test
I was surprised that I was caught
inside
Now she's thinking that I will
never know
ans she'll keep playing until I
let her go
But I hope in time that she will
finally realize
I'm onto her game and she'll get
played the same

[CHORUS 2x]

I never thought that I would stop
dreamin' about you
Stop being without you
But everyone told me so, to stop
caring about you
and start being without you
but I'll find a way to go and
start doin' without you
and stop talkin' about you
            (MORE)

93.

                       RADIO (cont'd)
and what will she say?
She will say I was the man that
got away

[RAP ]

[CHORUS OUT]
                                                            
                       JR
Yo, Winnie. You are looking too
good to be true.
                                                            
                       WINNIE
      (to Miko)
Hey, uh, give a minute?
                                                            
                       JR
      (grabs her waist)
Feel good too...
                                                            
                       WINNIE
JR, look, its Rock T!
                                                            
                       JR
Right? Well, I seen better heads
on pimples.
                                                            
                       WINNIE
That's mature. He is the hotness.
                                                            
                       JR
Yeah, if you're into grandpas.
                                                            
Coming into the gym from another side door
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Mitchel, this is wild.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
The thing is, you need to get
close to the camera guy.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
You know the camera guy?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Yep, his name is Gary.
                                                            
Near the stage
                                                            

94.

                       REGINE
      (touching her
       newly done weave)
Huggy, I look alright?
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Like a beautiful Swami.
                                                            
At the back door
                                                            
                       MICHAEL JACKSON
      (on cell phone)
That's nice. That's nice.
                                                            
                       MR. JOHNSON
What took y'all so long? What
happened?
                                                            
by the punch table
                                                            
                       PJ
The gym looks awesome, don't it?
                                                            
                       KAI
Did you just say awesome?
You brought the goodies, didn't
you?
                                                            
on stage
                                                            
                       MR. JOHNSON
Okay, everybody. Gather around.
Gather around over here. Let's go
y'all, we'll be broadcasting in a
hot second, but first we'll warm
up with Michael Jackson and the
Jackson Brothers!
                                                            
                       MICHAEL JACKSON
"Burn The Disco Out"

[1st Verse]
There's A Steam Beat
And It's Comin' After You
You Can Take It
If You Only Let Your Feelings
Through

[Refrain]
So D.J. Spin The Sounds
There Ain't No Way That Your Gonna
Let Us Down
Gonna Dance Gonna Burn This Disco
Out
            (MORE)

95.

                       MICHAEL JACKSON (cont'd)

[Chorus]
Groove All Night
Keep The Boogie Alright
Get That Sound
Everybody Just Get On Down

[2nd Verse]
Got A Hot Foot
Better Freak Across The Floor
Join The Party
And We'll Keep You Movin', That's
For Sure

[Refrain]
So D.J. Spin The Sounds
There Ain't No Way That Your Gonna
Sit Us Down
Gonna Dance 'Til We Burn This
Disco Out

[Chorus]
Groove All Night
Keep The Boogie Alright
Get That Sound
Everybody Just Get On Down

[Bridge]
Once You Get The Beat Inside Your
Feet
There Ain't No Way To Stop You
Movin' Good
Now The Weekend's Come It's Time
For Fun
You Got To Groove Just Like You
Know You Should

[3rd Verse]
People Now
Are You Ready
Won't You Rock Across The Room
Got A Feelin'
That We're Gonna Raise The Roof
Off Soon

[Refrain]
So D.J. Spin The Sounds
There Ain't No Way That Your Gonna
Sit Us Down
Gonna Dance 'Til We Burn This
Disco Out

[Chorus]
            (MORE)

96.

                       MICHAEL JACKSON (cont'd)
Groove All Night
Keep The Boogie Alright
Get That Sound
Everybody Just Get On Down

[Refrain]
So D.J. Spin The Sounds
There Ain't No Way That Your Gonna
Sit Us Down
Gonna Dance 'Til We Burn This
Disco Out

[Chorus]
Groove All Night
Keep The Boogie Alright
Get That Sound
Everybody Just Get On Down

[Chant:]
Gonna Dance, Gonna Shout
Gonna Burn This Disco Out
Gonna Dance, Gonna Shout
Gonna Burn This Disco Out
Gonna Dance, Gonna Shout
Gonna Burn This Disco Out

[Ad-Lib To Fade]
                                                            
Dancing has begun and everyone is two stepping their best
                                                            
                       MR. JOHNSON
      (pointing to
       Mitchel and
       Billie Jean)
Who are they?
                                                            
                       HUGGY
R. Kelly and Ashanti
                                                            
                       MR. JOHNSON
      (writing down
       names, repeats)
R. Kelly & Ashanti...
                                                            
                       REGINE
Huggy, quit playing and tell him.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL JACKSON
      (Thriller)
1st verse
Its close to midnight and
something evils lurking in the
dark
            (MORE)

97.

                       MICHAEL JACKSON (cont'd)
Under the moonlight you see a
sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream but terror takes
the sound before you make it
You start to freeze as horror
looks you right between the eyes,
You're paralyzed
Chorus
cause this is thriller, thriller
night
And no ones gonna save you from
the beast about strike
You know its thriller, thriller
night
You're fighting for your life
inside a killer, thriller tonight

2nd verse
You hear the door slam and realize
there's nowhere left to run
You feel the cold hand and wonder
if you'll ever see the sun
You close your eyes and hope that
this is just imagination
But all the while you hear the
creature creepin up behind
You're out of time

Chorus
cause this is thriller, thriller
night
There ain't no second chance
against the thing with forty eyes
You know its thriller, thriller
night
You're fighting for your life
inside of killer, thriller tonight

Bridge
Night creatures call
And the dead start to walk in
their masquerade
There's no escapin' the jaws of
the alien this time
(they're open wide)
This is the end of your life

3rd verse
They're out to get you, there's
demons closing in on every side
They will possess you unless you
change the number on your dial
Now is the time for you and I to
            (MORE)

98.

                       MICHAEL JACKSON (cont'd)
cuddle close together
All through the night Ill save you
from the terror on the screen,
I'll make you see
Chorus
That this is thriller, thriller
night
cause I can thrill you more than
any ghost would dare to try
Girl, this is thriller, thriller
night
So let me hold you tight and share
a killer, thriller, chiller
Thriller here tonight

(rap performed by Vincent Price)
Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize yawls neighborhood
And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of
hell
And rot inside a corpses shell
The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller


(into maniacal laugh, in deep
echo)
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
      (looks down at
       floor)
I hope I don't become camera shy.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Gurrl, don't trip. We'll be fine,
okay?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Okay.
                                                            

99.

                       MITCHEL
      (puts hand under
       her chin and
       raises her head)
Don't trip?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Uh...
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Aiight then, let's do this, come
on.
                                                            
In the middle of the floor, dancing off beat
                                                            
                       PJ
Can I lead now, dang?
                                                            
                       KAI
My bad. I'm used to it.
                                                            
                       PJ
Oh, alright.
                                                            
Near PJ and Kai
                                                            
                       WINNIE
Huggy, why don't you um, turn
around or something?
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Shh, Reggie, I'm counting. I need
to concentrate.
                                                            
Seeing Luscious and his date walk in begins to act weird.
The Gurrlz and Boiz start to surround them.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (nervous)
"Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at
hand..."
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Did you ever think of rapping
professionally?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
"And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting
down..."
                                                            

100.

                       LUSCIOUS
Yo, Justice, Just, Just, lemme
introduce you to Gigi De'Jesus.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Oh.
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Who's this?
                                                            
                       GIGI
My name is Gigi, cause everyone
always goes "Gee, I wish I could
dance like her". I'm the best
dancer at my school.
                                                            
                       REGINE
With the worst rep.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Let's bounce, Billie Jean.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Who's that female?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Um, just a female, a female I
know, is all.
                                                            
NEAR THE STAGE
                                                            
                       ROCK T
Hey shawty, how you doin? I'm Rock
T. I'm the host of Dance Club 21.

But, um, er, ah, it ought to be
against the law for one person to
look this good. In fact, Imma call
the law right now and get this
straightened out. (smiles
flirtatiously)
                                                            
                       WINNIE
      (blushes, looking
       away)
Well, I'm still a minor and that
would be my first offense, so
what?
                                                            
                       ROCK T
Then I will just have to lock you
up myself. I have my own set of
handcuffs...what's your name?
                                                            

101.

                       WINNIE
Winnie.
                                                            
                       WINNIE
      (Rock T is holding
       her hand)
Winefred Williamson, but everyone
calls me Winnie, like the poohbear
that loves honey.
                                                            
Across the gym, at the punch bowl
                                                            
                       MR. BEST
What are you up to, young man?
                                                            
                       JR
      (He is ladling the
       punch repeatedly
       deciding on
       whether or not to
       drink it)
Sanitizing my hands.
                                                            
                       MUSIC
"She's Out Of My Life"

[1st Verse]
She's Out Of My Life
She's Out Of My Life
And I Don't Know Whether To Laugh
Or Cry
I Don't Know Whether To Live Or
Die
And It Cuts Like A Knife
She's Out Of My Life

[2nd Verse]
It's Out Of My Hands
It's Out Of My Hands
To Think For Two Years She Was
Here
And I Took Her For Granted I Was
So Cavalier
Now The Way That It Stands
She's Out Of My Hands

[Bridge]
So I've Learned That Love's Not
Possession
And I've Learned That Love Won't
Wait
Now I've Learned That Love Needs
Expression
But I Learned Too Late
            (MORE)

102.

                       MUSIC (cont'd)

[3rd Verse]
She's Out Of My Life
She's Out Of My Life
Damned Indecision And Cursed Pride
Kept My Love For Her Locked Deep
Inside
And It Cuts Like A Knife
She's Out Of My Life
                                                            
Walking away from the dance floor
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
How do you know this female?
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Yo, she's like a family friend,
okay?
                                                            
on the dance floor
                                                            
                       HUGGY
      (admiring Regine's
       hair)
Glad to see you're back.
                                                            
                       REGINE
      (patting her weave)
Aw yeah. Besides, brunettes do it
way betta!
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Oooh!
                                                            
                       REGINE
Mmmm hmmm.
                                                            
on the other side of the stage
                                                            
                       CHERRY
When I hear music, it makes me
dance.
                                                            
                       JR
She thinks she's Debbie Deb.
                                                            
                       CHERRY
Quiet sonny!
                                                            
                       CHERRY
Hush, shh shh! (cheering along)
quiet! The MLK fight song!
                                                            

103.

music and cheering
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
If you are done,...
                                                            
                       VOICE IN CROWD
We done!
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
I am sure you will all be very
pleased to know I will not be
judging the step contest.
(cheering)
(blushing and a little irritated)
Give a big round of applause to
Mercedes Benson and Franklin Tibbs
and the school committee for the
lovely decorating.
                                                            
                       JR
Shout out for the tp!
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
In a minute, the whole nation will
be watching Martin Luther King
High in High Def. Lord help us
all. You all need to be well
mannered.
                                                            
                       JR
Yeah, no nipple twisting!
                                                            
loud laughter and pointing
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
With out further delay, here he
is, the sultan of socks, Mr. Rock
Tezee! (music) Mr. Rock T? (music)
                                                            
camera spots Rock T as he realizes he is being summoned and
he sprints for the microphone. Jumps on stage and grabs the
mic
                                                            
                       ROCK T
Yo, what's up wit it? It's great
to be at MLK. What's yo name
shawty? (to the principal and
everyone laughs)
Ooh! Wutitdo bebe?
                                                            

104.

                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
      (snatching the
       microphone away)
These are the rules.
                                                            
                       VOICE IN CROWD
We don't need no stinkin rules!
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
Rule number one, couples only.
                                                            
                       PJ
Oh, too bad Franklin!
                                                            
more laughter
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
Pipe down now, come on, alright,
aiight. Rule number two, if a
judge taps you on the shoulder,
you must exit the floor right
away, or there will be trouble.
For real.
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
And rule number three, no dropping
it low or booty popping or you
will be disqualified. (booing)
                                                            
                       LADY M
We need to sit down then!
                                                            
laughing and cheering
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
Y'all keep it clean, yo keep it
clean.
                                                            
                       MR. JOHNSON
25 seconds.
                                                            
                       COACH JACKSON
Word! 25 seconds, y'all.
                                                            
                       ROCK T
Alright y'all, it's about that
time.
We got to get this party started.
Let me hit you with this rhyme.
You dressed to impress for the
two-step contest. But it ain't
about you or the dance, that
rocks.
Ya'll know what it is, it's about
            (MORE)

105.

                       ROCK T (cont'd)
the what?
                                                            
                       CROWD
The socks!
                                                            
                       ROCK T
That's right! It's all about the
socks! If you wanna get yours go
to sloppy socks.com
Now, get your groove on and forget
about the cameras. If you get
tapped on the shoulder, get out
the way. So the other steppers can
continue to jam, y'all.
                                                            
                       MR. JOHNSON
10 seconds.
                                                            
                       CROWD
9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1!
                                                            
                       MR. JOHNSON
On the air now!
                                                            
                       ROCK T
Yo and welcome to Dance Club 21,
live from Martin Luther King High
School.
And now for the moment you been
waitin on, the National Two-Step
Contest.
Check em out, Michael Jackson and
the Jackson Brothers!
                                                            
Michael Jackson and the Jackson Brothers sing " Wanna Be
Startin Somethin"
                                                            
The Bad Boiz and their dates square off against the Cobras
and their dates, in the two step challenge. The two groups
show us their best choreographed moves and as they mess up,
they are tapped out.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL JACKSON
[Chorus]
I Said You Wanna Be Startin'
Somethin'
You Got To Be Startin' Somethin'
I Said You Wanna Be Startin'
Somethin'
You Got To Be Startin' Somethin'
It's Too High To Get Over (Yeah,
Yeah)
Too Low To Get Under (Yeah, Yeah)
            (MORE)

106.

                       MICHAEL JACKSON (cont'd)
You're Stuck In The Middle (Yeah,
Yeah)
And The Pain Is Thunder (Yeah,
Yeah)
It's Too High To Get Over (Yeah,
Yeah)
Too Low To Get Under (Yeah, Yeah)
You're Stuck In The Middle (Yeah,
Yeah)
And The Pain Is Thunder (Yeah,
Yeah)

[1st Verse]
I Took My Baby To The Doctor
With A Fever, But Nothing He Found
By The Time This Hit The Street
They Said She Had A Breakdown
Someone's Always Tryin' To Start
My Baby Cryin'
Talkin', Squealin', Lyin'
Sayin' You Just Wanna Be Startin'
Somethin'

[Chorus]
I Said You Wanna Be Startin'
Somethin'
You Got To Be Startin' Somethin'
I Said You Wanna Be Startin'
Somethin'
You Got To Be Startin' Somethin'
It's Too High To Get Over (Yeah,
Yeah)
Too Low To Get Under (Yeah, Yeah)
You're Stuck In The Middle (Yeah,
Yeah)
And The Pain Is Thunder (Yeah,
Yeah)
It's Too High To Get Over (Yeah,
Yeah)
Too Low To Get Under (Yeah, Yeah)
You're Stuck In The Middle (Yeah,
Yeah)
And The Pain Is Thunder (Yeah,
Yeah)

[2nd Verse]
You Love To Pretend That You're
Good
When You're Always Up To No Good
You Really Can't Make Him Hate Her
So Your Tongue Became A Razor
Someone's Always Tryin' To Keep My
Baby Cryin'
            (MORE)

107.

                       MICHAEL JACKSON (cont'd)
Treacherous, Cunnin', Declinin'
You Got My Baby Cryin'

[Chorus]
I Said You Wanna Be Startin'
Somethin'
You Got To Be Startin' Somethin'
I Said You Wanna Be Startin'
Somethin'
You Got To Be Startin' Somethin'
It's Too High To Get Over (Yeah,
Yeah)
Too Low To Get Under (Yeah, Yeah)
You're Stuck In The Middle (Yeah,
Yeah)
And The Pain Is Thunder (Yeah,
Yeah)
It's Too High To Get Over (Yeah,
Yeah)
Too Low To Get Under (Yeah, Yeah)
You're Stuck In The Middle (Yeah,
Yeah)
And The Pain Is Thunder (Yeah,
Yeah)
You're A Vegetable, You're A
Vegetable
Still They Hate You, You're A
Vegetable
You're Just A Buffet, You're A
Vegetable
They Eat Off Of You, You're A
Vegetable

[3rd Verse]
Billie Jean Is Always Talkin'
When Nobody Else Is Talkin'
Tellin' Lies And Rubbin' Shoulders
So They Called Her Mouth A Motor
Someone's Always Tryin' To Start
My Baby Cryin'
Talkin', Squealin', Spyin'
Sayin' You Just Wanna Be Startin'
Somethin'

[Chorus]
I Said You Wanna Be Startin'
Somethin'
You Got To Be Startin' Somethin'
I Said You Wanna Be Startin'
Somethin'
You Got To Be Startin' Somethin'
It's Too High To Get Over (Yeah,
Yeah)
            (MORE)

108.

                       MICHAEL JACKSON (cont'd)
Too Low To Get Under (Yeah, Yeah)
You're Stuck In The Middle (Yeah,
Yeah)
And The Pain Is Thunder (Yeah,
Yeah)
It's Too High To Get Over (Yeah,
Yeah)
Too Low To Get Under (Yeah, Yeah)
You're Stuck In The Middle (Yeah,
Yeah)
And The Pain Is Thunder (Yeah,
Yeah)
You're A Vegetable, You're A
Vegetable
Still They Hate You, You're A
Vegetable
You're Just A Buffet, You're A
Vegetable
They Eat Off Of You, You're A
Vegetable

[Ad-Lib]
If You Cant Feed Your Baby (Yeah,
Yeah)
Then Don't Have A Baby (Yeah,
Yeah)
And Don't Think Maybe (Yeah, Yeah)
If You Can't Feed Your Baby (Yeah,
Yeah)
You'll Be Always Tryin'
To Stop That Child From Cryin'
Hustlin', Stealin', Lyin'
Now Baby's Slowly Dyin'

[Chorus]
I Said You Wanna Be Startin'
Somethin'
You Got To Be Startin' Somethin'
I Said You Wanna Be Startin'
Somethin'
You Got To Be Startin' Somethin'
It's Too High To Get Over (Yeah,
Yeah)
Too Low To Get Under (Yeah, Yeah)
You're Stuck In The Middle (Yeah,
Yeah)
And The Pain Is Thunder (Yeah,
Yeah)
It's Too High To Get Over (Yeah,
Yeah)
Too Low To Get Under (Yeah, Yeah)
You're Stuck In The Middle (Yeah,
Yeah)
            (MORE)

109.

                       MICHAEL JACKSON (cont'd)
And The Pain Is Thunder (Yeah,
Yeah)

[Ad-Lib]
Lift Your Head Up High
And Scream Out To The World
I Know I Am Someone
And Let The Truth Unfurl
No One Can Hurt You Now
Because You Know What's True
Yes, I Believe In Me
So You Believe In You
Help Me Sing It, Ma Ma Se,
Ma Ma Sa, Ma Ma Coo Sa
Ma Ma Se, Ma Ma Sa,
Ma Ma Coo Sa
[Repeat/Fade-Out]
                                                            
                       HUGGY
There go the cameras!
                                                            
                       MISS SHAY
      (at Dairy Queen)
That's PJ and Kai.
                                                            
                       SERVER
Oh yeah, huh?
                                                            
                       MRS. JONES
Back up! Back up!
                                                            
                       MR. JOHNSON
Stop waving at the cameras!
                                                            
                       SERVER
Look, there's Billie Jean, and
there's Mitchel. That's tight!
                                                            
                       ROCK T
Time to begin the show, y'all!
Some lucky dude or female is gonna
win the bomb prize. Don't hate if
I call you out, just get off the
dance floor and bounce.
Yo, does everybody know Winnie?
                                                            
                       VOICE IN CROWD
Winnie! I know her very well!
                                                            
                       VOICE IN CROWD
Yeah, Winnie!
                                                            

110.

                       ROCK T
Now grab your partner and dosi do,
cuz here we go!
                                                            
Some of the decorations fall down
                                                            
                       MERCEDES BENSON
Oh no, that was not suppose to
happen!
                                                            
                       MICHAEL JACKSON
Let's do this, let's beat it!
                                                            
                       MICHAEL JACKSON
      (Sing "Beat It")
[1st Verse]
They Told Him Don't You Ever Come
Around Here
Don't Wanna See Your Face, You
Better Disappear
The Fire's In Their Eyes And Their
Words Are Really Clear
So Beat It, Just Beat It

[2nd Verse]
You Better Run, You Better Do What
You Can
Don't Wanna See No Blood, Don't Be
A Macho Man
You Wanna Be Tough, Better Do What
You Can
So Beat It, But You Wanna Be Bad

[Chorus]
Just Beat It, Beat It, Beat It,
Beat It
No One Wants To Be Defeated
Showin' How Funky Strong Is Your
Fight
It Doesn't Matter Who's Wrong Or
Right
Just Beat It, Beat It
Just Beat It, Beat It
Just Beat It, Beat It
Just Beat It, Beat It
                                                            
Mitchel and Billie Jean are stepping so well that the crowd
clears a circle for them. Gigi looks on.
                                                            

111.

                       LUSCIOUS
      (to Rock T)
Yo, kick out that guy over there.
The one with the hottie in the
blue!
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
      (to Rock T)
Yo, whatever man, back it on up,
like a U-Haul Truck!
                                                            
                       MICHAEL JACKSON
[3rd Verse]
They're Out To Get You, Better
Leave While You Can
Don't Wanna Be A Boy, You Wanna Be
A Man
You Wanna Stay Alive, Better Do
What You Can
So Beat It, Just Beat It

[4th Verse]
You Have To Show Them That You're
Really Not Scared
You're Playin' With Your Life,
This Ain't No Truth Or Dare
They'll Kick You, Then They Beat
You,
Then They'll Tell You It's Fair
So Beat It, But You Wanna Be Bad

[Chorus]
Just Beat It, Beat It, Beat It,
Beat It
No One Wants To Be Defeated
Showin' How Funky Strong Is Your
Fight
It Doesn't Matter Who's Wrong Or
Right

[Chorus]
Just Beat It, Beat It, Beat It,
Beat It
No One Wants To Be Defeated
Showin' How Funky Strong Is Your
Fight
It Doesn't Matter Who's Wrong Or
Right
Just Beat It, Beat It, Beat It,
Beat It, Beat It

[Chorus]
Beat It, Beat It, Beat It, Beat It
No One Wants To Be Defeated
            (MORE)

112.

                       MICHAEL JACKSON (cont'd)
Showin' How Funky Strong Is Your
Fight
It Doesn't Matter Who's Wrong Or
Right

[Chorus]
Just Beat It, Beat It, Beat It,
Beat It
No One Wants To Be Defeated
Showin' How Funky Strong Is Your
Fight
It Doesn't Matter Who's Wrong Or
Who's Right

[Chorus]
Just Beat It, Beat It, Beat It,
Beat It
No One Wants To Be Defeated
Showin' How Funky Strong Is Your
Fight
It Doesn't Matter Who's Wrong Or
Right
                                                            
Two of the steppers are dancing too dirty
                                                            
                       CHERRY
Get a room you two, don't do that
here! Nooooo!
                                                            
Gigi is making her move, Luscious watches on in shock and
Miko begins to head toward Gigi
                                                            
                       MICHAEL JACKSON
[Chorus]
Just Beat It, Beat It, Beat It,
Beat It
                                                            
Huggy snatches Billie Jean away from Mitchel and Gigi takes
her place, as PJ holds Luscious back
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Do that dance, do that, Just, do
that!
                                                            
Mitchel and Gigi continue to step together and the crowd
backs up even further as they strut their stuff.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL JACKSON
No One Wants To Be Defeated
Showin' How Funky Strong Is Your
Fight
It Doesn't Matter Who's Wrong Or
Right
            (MORE)

113.

                       MICHAEL JACKSON (cont'd)
Just Beat It, Beat It
Beat It, Beat It, Beat It
                                                            
                       ROCK T
Beat it! No one wants to be
defeated!
                                                            
                       EVERYBODY
Beat it!
                                                            
                       ROCK T
Let me introduce you to the new
champions! Get up here, come on!
What yo name is?
                                                            
                       GIGI
Gigi De'Jesus and Mitch Justice.
                                                            
                       ROCK T
Congratulations Gigi and Mitch!
                                                            
From the left side of the stage PJ, Huggy and JR are
planning and donning their costume masks
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Yo, let's do this now.
                                                            
                       JR
Where's Winnie?
                                                            
                       HUGGY
She is in good hands, quit
trippin.
                                                            
                       PJ
Whose hands? [Huggy gives PJ a
nasty look] I'm just sayin!
                                                            
Back on the stage
                                                            
                       ROCK T
Our champions will dance the
spotlight dance. [cheering]
                                                            
The lights dim and a bright spot light shines in the middle
of the floor.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL JACKSON
      (and the Jackson
       Brothers)
1st verse
Girl, close your eyes
                                                            

114.

PJ, Huggy and JR run into the middle of the floor. The music
stops. JR busts the "Jam" beat with his mouth. They are
wearing "Thriller"make up and break dancing. It only lasts a
few minutes and then they flee.
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
Oh my gosh! [laughing]
                                                            
at the Dairy Queen
                                                            
                       MISS SHAY
The one on the right has some
moves, don't he?
                                                            
 
INT. PRINCIPAL MICHAEL'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
                       PRINCIPAL MICHAELS
We have you break dancers on video
and just because you are wearing
masks, don't think we won't figure
you out. We have CSI agents here
getting your footprints from the
gym floor. If you turn yourselves
in, we won't press charges.
                                                            
The Boiz are in class sliding down into their sits and
trying not to appear guilty.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE DRIVE IN - NIGHT
                                                            
screams from the movie
"Now showing in THX & IMAX theatres..."
                                                            
Huggy, JR and PJ and getting out the trunk of Luscious car
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Yo, dudes, watch your domes.
                                                            
                       PJ
Yo!
                                                            
                       JR
PJ get out! I feel like a sardine
in here!
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Fresh air! Y'all stank!
                                                            
                       LUSCIOUS
Aiight, let's go get the honies!
                                                            

115.

                       PJ
Aiight then!
                                                            
Walking to the restroom
                                                            
                       REGINE
Winnie, Winnie!
                                                            
[movie] "The latest in animation and graphics all on the big
screen..."
                                                            
                       KAI
Hang on to my dough and hold me
back from the snack bar.
                                                            
                       REGINE
Okay, cool. I'm not hungry
anyway...
                                                            
                       KAI
Yeah, me neither.
                                                            
At Luscious car
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Yo!
                                                            
                       PJ
Hey!
                                                            
The two Boiz run up to Regine and Kai
                                                            
                       KAI
I said I'm not hungry!
                                                            
                       HUGGY
Yo, wussup? What's wrong with you?
                                                            
                       WINNIE
      (looking passed PJ
       and Huggy)
Where is everybody?
                                                            
In Mitchel's car
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Billie Jean, stop trippin, I
apologized to you on the cell,
already
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Sure you did.
                                                            

116.

                       MITCHEL
You do believe me, don't you?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Yes, I do, but somehow, I think
you and Gigi use to talk.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
We didn't talk, we just talked, is
all.
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Ain't that the same?!
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Uh, nuh.
                                                            
[movie] "Aoyama has lived as a widower for too long and
decides it's time to marry again. But how will he find a
wife?"
                                                            
Mitchel is attempting to remove his class ring and is having
trouble. He puts his finger in his mouth to moisten it. And
has success, but...
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
What? Ouch!
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Oh! [snickering] Oh, Billie Jean,
I am so sorry!
I-Billie Jean, uh, would you wear
my class ring?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Um, Mitchel, I am at a loss for
words.
                                                            
                       MITCHEL
Here's a word for you...yes?
                                                            
                       BILLIE JEAN
Yes, okay, yes!
            &