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College Castaway (Short)
by Brad (Turbo0216@hotmail.com)

Rated: PG   Genre: Comedy   User Review: *1/2
Some people can still have adventures when no one else is around


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COLLEGE CASTAWAY (SHORT)

INT. LEAVING - DAY
                                                            
We see three guys sitting in a room enjoying a beverage.
                                                            
                       TYREL
You're both leaving?!?
                                                            
                       TIMMY
Yeah dude!
                                                            
                       BEARDIE
Its spring break!
                                                            
                       TYREL
Well what am i supposed to do?? i
dont have the money to go
anywhere.
                                                            
                       TIMMY
I don't know man. Ask Big Steve
for some money, and head out.
                                                            
                       TYREL
Big Steve...you're kidding
right?!? I'm not gonna beg my dad
for some money so i can go get
sloshed on CC and Black label with
you two.
                                                            
                       BEARDIE
well Big Steve sure does love his
cc...
                                                            
                       TYREL
      (interupting)
No, not gonna happen. i guess ill
just tough it out here.... with no
one around.... with no caf...
dammit
                                                            
Tim and Beardie get up and start to walk out
                                                            
                       TIMMY
sorry dude. you know we'd take you
along, but the corsa-suck is
already packed tight. and its the
corsa-suck. not much of a car.
                                                            
as they are leaving:
                                                            

2.

                       BEARDIE
well at least the tires fixed.
                                                            
                       TIMMY
NOOOOOO shit.
                                                            
exit tim and beardie
                                                            
                       TYREL (Thinking (VO))
      (rubs head)
seriously, now what...
                                                            
tyrel stands and walks to the hall to watch tim and beardie
walk down the hall and out the door. timer appears in the
bottom corner of the screen.
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT
                                                            
 
INT. FIRST NIGHT - NIGHT
                                                            
FADE IN
                                                            
we see tyrel lazily sitting on his couch staring at his tv,
flipping through channels. eventually turning it off and
tossing the remote to the side
                                                            
                       TYREL (Thinking(VO))
this sucks. there's nothing on, im
bored, there's no one around.
gimme a break.
                                                            
tyrel stands and looks around the room and his eyes
eventually settle on the fridge
                                                            
                       TYREL (Thinking(VO))
well what the hell. nothing better
to do
                                                            
fridge door opens and we see a fridge full of Busch light,
with a bud light and water bottle in the door.
                                                            
                       TYREL
      (to a can)
Hello beautiful
                                                            
tyrel cracks the can an takes a long swig. timer shows up
again and says 8 hours and counting
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT
                                                            

3.

FADE IN
                                                            
tyrel is standing in the middle of the room in a cut off
shirt and shorts, holding a beer strait armed above his
head, wobbling and yelling.
                                                            
                       TYREL
      (loud)
....FOREVER BLOWING BUBBLES!!
*HICK* PRETTY BUBBLES IN THE AIR!!
DSP *HICK*
DSP
DSP
                                                            
with the last line tyrel collapses onto the couch and passes
out. timer is at 12 hours
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT
                                                            
 
INT. FIRST AFTERNOON - DAY
                                                            
BLACK SCREEN TIMER READS 25 HOURS
                                                            
close shot of tyrel waking up on face down on the floor. in
obvious pain from the hangover he stumbles getting up and
works his way to the fridge. fumbling past the water bottle
he accidentally grabs the can of budweiser. without thinkin
he cracks the can, and takes a huge drink.
                                                            
                       TYREL
Dammit! what am i doing, this isnt
the wat.....
      (looks at can)
this.... im... my headache
      (takes another
       drink)
what the hell
                                                            
tyrel finishes the drink then sets the can on his fridge.
noticeably no longer hung over, he walks briskly to the
bathroom.

tyrel returns, heads to the couch and grabs his laptop. as
he flips through webpages he glances up at the can of
budweiser.
                                                            
                       TYREL
you got anyting better to do?
                                                            
grabbing a marker from his desk he stands and retrieves the
can.
                                                            

4.

                       TYREL
there we go. now... where was i?
                                                            
setting the can on the desk next to him, we see the face he
has just put on the can. tyrel goes back to surfing the web.
as tyrel surfs the tubes, he glances back at the can.
                                                            
                       TYREL
seriously, Bud, reading over my
shoulder is kinda annoying. cant
you find something else to do?
                                                            
tyrel picks up a book, props it up, and turns Bud's face to
face the book
                                                            
                       TYREL
thanks, just dont ruin it for me,
im not that far yet
      (pauses)
SERIOUSLY!! come on, knock it off
                                                            
clock reads 25 and a half hours.
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT
                                                            
 
INT. MIDDLE OF THE WEEK - DAY
                                                            
BLACK SCREEN. TIMER SHOWS UP READING 96 HOURS AND COUNTING
                                                            
we see tyrel in a tattered shirt and boxers, messed up hair,
sitting on the couch next to Bud.
                                                            
                       TYREL
      (looks down at Bud)
Food? food...
                                                            
tyrel grabs a stick and a hot pot and heads out with bud.
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT
                                                            
FADE IN
                                                            
we see a bag of Ramen leaning against the wall close to the
camera, and farther away we see tyrel peeking around the
corner. then we see Bud peek.

jump to shot of tyrel sitting on the floor against the wall
                                                            
                       TYREL
ok Bud. heres the plan. you stay
here and cover me. ill sneak up on
it. when i give you the signal,
you distract it, and when its not
            (MORE)

5.

                       TYREL (cont'd)
looking ill get it from behind.
      (pauses staring at
       Bud)
look, i dont know what the signal
will be. just pay attention.
seriously. i came up with the
plan. how much more do i need to
do around here.
                                                            
tyrel sneaks back and forth down the hall then hits the deck
ready to strike. he looks back at bud and gives the signal.

tyrel then gets up runs back to behind bud and flicks him
into the hall, creating the diversion, then runs back to his
previous spot, lays down, and looks back at bud.
                                                            
                       TYREL
      (whispers)
good distraction Bud
      (attacks)
AHHHHHHH!!!!
                                                            
tyrel stabs the ramen packet with his stick and shoves it
into the cooker and closes the lid, spilling some of the
water.
                                                            
                       TYREL
      (stugling a little)
I GOT IT BUD!! HAHA! i got it.
come check it out.
                                                            
BACK IN THE ROOM
                                                            
                       TYREL
      (eating)
dude, bud, good kill. i dont think
i coulda done this without you.
want a bite?
                                                            
puts some in a bottle cap in front of Bud
                                                            
after finishing the meal tyrel looks pleased
                                                            
                       TYREL
lets go check up on people.
                                                            
gets up grabs bud and walks out
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT
                                                            
 

6.

INT. CHECKIN IN - NIGHT
                                                            
BLACK SCREEN TIMER READS 100 HOURS
                                                            
we see the inside of a door, it opens and tyrel moves into
the room.
                                                            
                       TYREL
yo, southie, you seen beardie?
                                                            
camera turns to show an empty busch light can wearing a
bandana sitting in front of a computer.
                                                            
                       TYREL
do you know when he'll be back? do
you know anything? ... ok, ok.
sorry. i didnt mean it like that.
why dont you go take a lap or
something. calm down. ITS JUST
TRACK!!
                                                            
tyrel then walks down the hall and enters a different room
where we see a different busch light can on a chair next to
a stack of dvds. the tv is on with a dvd menu screen on.
                                                            
                       TYREL
hey dave. workin your way through
the stack. nice. let me get that
for ya. (grabs the remote and hits
play)
                                                            
jumps to another door opening, tyrel walks in
                                                            
                       TYREL
beckman smoke?
                                                            
shows another busch light can with a 360 controller in front
of it. halo on the tv screen
                                                            
                       TYREL
seriously? i cant man. this is my
last pack. why didnt you buy some
when you were out? sorry dude.
      (turns to walk out)
maybe ill come back to play later.
yeah. bye
                                                            
tyrel walks out onto the back patio and lights up his
cigarette.
                                                            

7.

                       TYREL
      (looks down)
what up crane. hittin the keystone
hard again are ya?
                                                            
shows a Busch can smokin a cigarette next to a Keystone can
                                                            
                       TYREL
well you have a good time with
that. dont do anything too stupid
when youre drunk
                                                            
tyrel flicks his cigarette, and walks back inside.
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT
                                                            
 
INT. RETURN - DAY
                                                            
BLACK SCREEN TIMER READS 144 HOURS
                                                            
tyrel is laying sprawled out in the middle of the hall in
tattered boxers. bud laying on his chest

camera angled strait up

tim and beardie lean into view
                                                            
                       BEARDIE
tyrel?
                                                            
                       TIMMY
dude, what are you doing?
                                                            
                       TYREL
huh? what?
                                                            
                       TIMMY
why are you half naked in the
hall?
                                                            
                       TYREL
YOURE BACK!! Bud! theyre back!
                                                            
                       BEARDIE
who the hell is bud?
                                                            
                       TYREL
      (hiding Bud)
oh.. uhhh.. no one. umm... im
gonna go put some clothes on
                                                            

8.

                       TIMMY
good call
                                                            
tyrel is shown walking in to his room, bud in hand. looks
deeply at bud for a moment, smiles, then sets him nicely in
his fridge door and pats him on the head. fridge closes
                                                            


THE END


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From Jonathan Abbott Date 3/10/2009 1/2
This is an extremely lazy, utterly uninteresting and ultimately one of the worst scripts I've ever read(short or long). This would've been a lot easier to read if it didn't seem like you tossed it together in just the nick of time. You know what the problems are, the people reading this can recognize the problems. So, if you're planing on developing more screenplays(short or long), I'd recommend you take a little bit of time to make the decision.

From SEB Date 2/20/2009 ****
I love beardie i want to marry him and have his babies!!! XD

From Kevin Isaacson Date 2/10/2009 1/2
Not sure where you are going with this short as it never really accomplishes anything. It is a very tough read. First off…you don’t describe the first location. LEAVING is not a location. There are a lot of errors with capitalization and punctuation. Don’t use “we see.” Just describe the scene. In the dialogue for Timmy, I don’t know if you meant to actually say I.D.K. or I don’t know. If you actually meant to say I don’t know….don’t put idk. That may work in texting or IM’ing but not in a screenplay. If you want to show someone getting cut off or interrupted put a double dash at the end of the sentence that gets cut off. When you show a pause in a sentence, only use three periods followed by a space. I can go on but what I would recommend is picking up a book on screenplay writing and study for awhile.


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