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Borders
by Gregory C. Klepper (melancholymuppet@aol.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Teen Movies   User Review:
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A rebellious teen is sent to a boarding school for troubled youth. (unfinished)


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BORDERS

FADE IN:

INT. BASEMENT - DAY
                                                            
As we proceed down a flight of wooden stairs, we are in a
smokey basement. Two beat up sofas sit beside eachother on
a dingy brown carpet. One is occupied by DANNY and CLAIRE,
who are heavily making out. The other by ALLMAN AVERY and
the beer he is consuming.
                                                            
Allman's eyes are glued to the TV in a trance like state.
Seconds later he slowly looks away from the television and
at the two lusting teenagers.
                                                            
Danny and Claire continue to make out and grope eachother.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (looking mildly
       depressed)
                                                            
Allman slowly glances at his watch, chugs down the rest of
his beer and brings himself to his feet.
                                                            
Allman EXITS up the basement stairs.
                                                            
Danny and Claire do not notice his abscence.
                                                            
 
EXT. STREET - NIGHT
                                                            
It's late and there are few cars on the road. Allman is on
the street. He reaches an apartment building, drops his
cigarette and heads inside.
                                                            
 
INT. APARTMENT - NIGHT
                                                            
After climbing a flight of stairs Allman stops at his front
door, takes out his keys and unlocks the door.
                                                            
Allman ENTERS the apartment, walks through the living room
and opens the door to his bedroom. He takes a step into his
room and we see that his mother, VERONICA AVERY is sitting

2.

on her son's bed, smoking a cigarette and watching Tv. She
is wearing a nurse's uniform.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
Where've you been?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (cool)
I was at Danny's.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
His parents don't mind you being
over there this late?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
No.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
Did you get to school today?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
No.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
Christ Allman...
Well, set your alarm. You're
going tomorrow.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Fuck off.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
I mean it Allman! I can drive you
on my way to work.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Don't bother. I can take the bus.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
You're not taking the bus.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
What the fuck? I can't take the
bus?
                                                            

3.

                       VERONICA
You're word's no good to me
Allman. Not anymore. Promise me
that you're gonna have your shit
together.
      (Pauses)
Allman! For me?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Fine. Can you just get the fuck
out of my room?
                                                            
                       VERONICA
You're gonna go?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Fine. Can you get the fuck out?
                                                            
                       VERONICA
      (walking towards
       the door)
Go to sleep. You're getting up in
a few hours.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Okay.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
Set your alarm. And keep the door
unlocked. I mean it!
                                                            
Veronica EXITS.
                                                            
Allman walks to his bedroom door, slams it behind his mother
and locks it. After lighting a cigarette he falls onto his
bed with a sigh.
                                                            
 
INT. BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
It is morning. Light darts through the windows illuminating
Allman Avery's messy bedroom. Beside an ashtray filled to
capacity with cigarette butts, Allman's alarm clock sits
unplugged on the nightstand. The television is turned on
with the volume low and an LP spins on a turntable, stuck on
the end of one side.
                                                            

4.

There is a knock on his bedroom door
                                                            
                       VERONICA
Allman!
      (knocking again)
Open the fucking door!
                                                            
Allman is fast asleep in his bed and drooling. The knocking
persists.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
Allman goddamnit! I'm gonna be
late for work!
                                                            
Allman is still fast asleep.
                                                            
We are now on the other side of the locked door. Veronica
Avery is dressed in her nurse's uniform. She looks enraged.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
      (knocking one last
       time)
I don't believe this fucking kid.
                                                            
Veronica walks away from the door and into the living room.
She grabs her keys and her cigarettes off of the coffee
table, puts them into her purse, and then proceeds into the
kitchen where 12 year old GINA AVERY is eating a bowl of
cereal at the kitchen table.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
Are you almost done?
                                                            
                       GINA
Do we still have to drive Allman
to school?
                                                            
                       VERONICA
      (glancing at her
       son's bedroom
       door)
No.
      (Collapsing into a
       chair at the
       dining room table
       with her head in
       her hands)
            (MORE)

5.

                       VERONICA (cont'd)
I knew he was gonna pull this
shit.
                                                            
                       GINA
I told you that he wasn't gonna
go. I dont know why you don't
just take that lock off of his
door.
      (taking a sip of
       orange juice)
                                                            
                       VERONICA
      (stern)
Gina.
                                                            
                       GINA
Why don't you just give up
already. You can't make him go.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
      (Annoyed)
Are you done?
                                                            
                       GINA
      (letting the spoon
       drop into the
       bowl)
                                                            
                       VERONICA
Let's go. Get your schoolbag.
                                                            
Gina puts on her back pack and the two exit out the front
door.
                                                            
 
INT. BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Allman is still asleep. The room is quiet except for a few
low noises coming from the television set. Suddenly, a loud
and shrill buzzing is heard.
                                                            
Allman is still asleep
                                                            
The buzzing persists
                                                            

6.

One of Allman's eyes opens wide
                                                            
The buzzing is heard again.
                                                            
Allman stands up and unlocks his bedroom door. He walks up
to the door buzzer right outside of his bedroom and presses
a button. The buzzing ceases. Walking sluggishly to the
kitchen, Allman gets a mug out of the cabinet and fills it
up with coffee from a pot on the counter. He has a seat at
the kitchen table.
                                                            
There is a knock at the door. A few seconds later the door
opens and STEVE KURRY enters.
                                                            
                       STEVE
Dude, what took you so long? It's
fucking freezing out there!
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (groggy)
I was sleeping.
                                                            
                       STEVE
Allman...I swear to god man,
you're turning into a fuckin'
vegetable. Everyone at school
thinks you're dead. You ever
planning on coming back?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
What is this? I've been awake
like thirty seconds and you're all
ready starting with the
intervention. You're just jealous
cause I get to lay on my ass all
day and my mom doesn't do shit.
                                                            
                       STEVE
      (getting a kick
       out of it)
Hey, i like having friends. I
mean, I can appreciate what you're
doing, But you of all people have
gotta know that you're becoming a
loser.
                                                            

7.

                       ALLMAN
      (Smiling)
Hey! Fuck you man!
                                                            
                       STEVE
Well, I mean, c'mon. What're you
gonna do? Just drop out and get
your ged?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
I'm weighing my options. Okay?
I've got time. When did you get so
fucking scholarly anyway?
                                                            
                       STEVE
I ain't no scholar man. I'm just
living in the real world.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Shut up.
      (thinking for a
       moment)
Did you talk to Megan?
                                                            
                       STEVE
Dude, she's done with you. You
cant expect a girl like that to
stay with a guy she sees once
every three weeks. You were
supposed to be her fucking
boyfriend!
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
I know, i know. I just hate
school. It's not my fault.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
So how do you know she's done with
me?
                                                            
                       STEVE
How do I know? Dude, she's with
Brian now. Why'd you even bother
asking her out if you had no
intention of fucking her? I know
for a fact Megan gives head!
                                                            

8.

                       ALLMAN
I dunno. I'm all fucked up. I
kinda liked her. I think I'm just
lazy. I don't really want to do
anything these days except smoke
weed and listen to records.
                                                            
                       STEVE
You're pathetic, you know that?
Anyways, I'm fucking starving,
wanna go get something?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Yeah, cool. I'll go put on pants.
                                                            
Allman walks off towards his bedroom
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL - DAY
                                                            
Nurse Veronica Avery walks down the bleached white halls of
the hospital ward holding a file in her hand. She turns
left into a room. Inside, DOCTOR LEIBOWITZ is at his desk.
In one of the two chairs that face the Dr.'s desk, sits a
young teenage girl. Her name is JENNA STEIN. One of her
wrists is heavily bandaged.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
Excuse me.
                                                            
Veronica hands him the file.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
How you holding up Jenna?
                                                            
                       JENNA
I just want to get the fuck out of
here.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
Don't worry. You'll be home soon.
                                                            
Doctor Leibowitz gives Veronica a condescending stare.
                                                            

9.

                       DR. GOLDSTEIN
Jenna, I've just spoken to your
parents this morning... and
they've decided that it would be
in your best interest, to keep you
here for the time being. They've
found a pretty nice residential...
                                                            
                       JENNA
      (furious)
What? No way in hell! I knew it!
You're all a bunch of fucking
liars.
                                                            
                       DR. GOLDSTEIN
Jenna, calm down.
                                                            
                       JENNA
      (beginning to cry)
Don't talk to me asshole!
                                                            
                       VERONICA
Jenna, It'll be all right.
                                                            
                       JENNA
Fuck you! You dont care about me.
                                                            
Jenna screams and grabs a paperwight off of the Doctor's
desk. She throws it at him and strikes him hard in the head.
                                                            
                       DR. GOLDSTEIN
      (Recovering while
       raising his tone
       at an immobile
       Veronica)
Will you get someone!?
      (Shielding himself)
Now please!
                                                            
Jenna continues to throw things at the doctor.
                                                            
                       JENNA
      (to Veronica)
YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE!
                                                            

10.

                       DR. GOLDSTEIN
JENNA! Calm Down! You're only
making things worse.
                                                            
                       JENNA
      (spits across the
       room at him)
                                                            
Two men in blue enter the office and begin trying to tear
Jenna from the room. As they carry her out, she fights and
flails trying to scratch them. One is holding her arms and
the other, her feet.
                                                            
 
INT. FAST FOOD RESTAURANT - DAY
                                                            
Many people crowd the restaurant, some standing and some
sitting at numerous tables scattered around. There is a
short line at the counter.
                                                            
ALLMAN and STEVE enter.
                                                            
                       STEVE
This place sucks. Let's just get
pizza.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
No way, I haven't been here in
months.
                                                            
Allman approaches the counter. Steve follows.
                                                            
2 girls, GABY and VIVIAN enter from the bathroom. They
notice Allman and Steve on line and walk over to them.
                                                            
                       VIVIAN
Hey Steve! Whoa, Allman! I
haven't seen you in forever. You
know everyone thinks you killed
yourself right?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (To Steve)
Dude, I thought you were joking.
Where's this shit coming from?
                                                            

11.

                       STEVE
I dunno.
                                                            
                       VIVIAN
Maybe it's the way you're always
just moping around. What've you
been doing this whole time anyway?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Nothing. Taking a break from
responsibility.
                                                            
                       GABY
See, that's what I've been telling
her! She almost cried when
everyone first started talking
about it. I didnt think you did
though.
                                                            
                       VIVIAN
I didnt almost cry!
                                                            
                       STEVE
      (to Gaby)
Are you still gonna have that
party?
                                                            
                       GABY
Yeah, my mom's in Jersey for the
week getting gastric bypass.
                                                            
                       STEVE
What was that?
                                                            
                       GABY
She's morbidly obese and addicted
to fast food so she's getting
surgery on her stomach or
something to make her eat less.
That's why were here. It's part
of her intervention. I have to go
around to all these places and
give them her picture so they know
that they can never serve her food
again. This stuff's poison y'know.
She gained 80 pounds in one year.
                                                            

12.

                       STEVE
That's pretty funny.
                                                            
                       GABY
No it isn't! Do you have any idea
how many people in this country
are struggling with obesity?
                                                            
                       STEVE
Wait? So are you or aren't you
having a party this weekend?
                                                            
                       GABY
      (Patronizing)
Yes.
                                                            
                       VIVIAN
Allman, you're gonna come right?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Yeah, i guess so.
                                                            
                       VIVIAN
Great, well i guess we'll see you
guys later.
                                                            
                       STEVE
See ya.
                                                            
                       GABY
Bye guys.
                                                            
GABY and VIVIAN exit in conversation.
                                                            
                       STEVE
Dude, so fucking hot.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
I know. Hey, when did Gaby go
crazy?
                                                            
                       STEVE
Oh, yeah. She joined PETA a little
while ago. She's been kinda nuts
ever since.
                                                            

13.

                       ALLMAN
Vivian's still cool though
                                                            
                       STEVE
You should fuck her on saturday.
                                                            
Allman and Steve are now at the front of the line. There is
no cashier at the register
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (tapping on the
       counter
       impaciently)
C'mon, c'mon!
                                                            
The cashier appears from within the kitchen
                                                            
                       CASHIER
Hi, welcome to Archie's, can i
take your order?
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL - DAY
                                                            
Doctor Goldstein is getting a cup of coffee. Veronica
surveys him from down the hall, hesitates, then walks up to
him. His head is bandaged.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
Could I speak to you for a minute?
                                                            
                       DR. GOLDSTEIN
Absolutely.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
It's about Jenna Stein.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
I just wanted to make sure that
she was going to be okay.
                                                            
                       DR. GOLDSTEIN
She should be fine.
                                                            

14.

                       VERONICA
This place they're sending her...
It's not a group home or anything?
                                                            
                       DR. GOLDSTEIN
Not quite. A residential school,
upstate. Her parents are paying
an arm and a leg for it. The cost
is outrageous.
      (Thinks)
Would you come with me a second?
                                                            
The Doctor heads to his office. Veronica follows him. He
enters his office, collects some things from on top of the
fax machine and hands it to her.
                                                            
                       DR. GOLDSTEIN
Her parents faxed over the
brochure. You should take a look
and go over it with her once she's
calmed down. Try and get her
comfortable with the idea if you
can.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
      (Looking through
       the brochure)
                                                            
 
INT. DANNY'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Pauly, Allman, and Steve are sitting around stoned. Allman
is rolling a blunt.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Don't even listen to a word he
says.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Rap's gay dude.
                                                            
                       STEVE
You're gay.
                                                            

15.

                       PAULY
Rap's just a bunch of thugs
selling you songs about what they
did with all the money you gave
them the year before. How can
that be all you like?
                                                            
                       STEVE
It's not. I like Pink Floyd. I
like Sublime. I...
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Everybody likes Sublime.
                                                            
Allman licks the blunt and seals it.
                                                            
                       PAULY
      (Smiling in
       agreement)
Sublime's the shit.
                                                            
                       STEVE
Yo, where the fuck is Danny at?
                                                            
                       PAULY
He went to get Claire. I think
she got lost again.
                                                            
                       STEVE
What's up with that?
                                                            
                       PAULY
I dunno man. She's here every
single day. Sometimes she even
spends the night. Still she gets
lost every time.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
I fuckin' hate that girl. I'm not
sticking around once she gets
here. After we smoke this L I'm
leaving.
                                                            
                       STEVE
She's mad sexy.
                                                            

16.

                       ALLMAN
That girl should be in Special-Ed.
She thinks my name is Almond.
                                                            
                       STEVE
      (Laughing)
Oh yeah! I forgot about that. You
need to hang out more man.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Yeah. I wanna light this blunt
all ready.
                                                            
                       PAULY
You gotta wait for him man.
                                                            
                       STEVE
Fuck him. Light that shit.
                                                            
They look up as they hear a door slam. The basement door
opens and two sets of footsteps descend into the room. Danny
and Claire enter. Claire is a white girl who puts on a
pretend hispanic accent.
                                                            
                       DANNY
      (Taking off his
       scarf and coat)
Sorry. She was over on Utopia.
                                                            
                       CLAIRE
My bad.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Y'know we've been waiting on you
20 fucking minutes.
                                                            
                       DANNY
Sorry man. Relax.
                                                            
                       CLAIRE
Almond, I said I was sorry.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (irate)
My name's not fucking Almond.
                                                            

17.

                       DANNY
Yeah. Baby, it's Allman.
                                                            
                       CLAIRE
Oops, I'm sorry. I didn't know.
You don't hate me now or anything
right?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (Under his breath)
Bitch.
                                                            
                       PAULY
Allman, chill the fuck out and
smoke.
                                                            
Allman lights the blunt and inhales.
                                                            
                       CLAIRE
What the fuck? I don't gotta
listen to this. Don't be hatin'.
                                                            
                       DANNY
Can you two just shut the fuck up
for five minutes.
                                                            
                       CLAIRE
Watch your language!
                                                            
                       DANNY
Baby-
                                                            
                       CLAIRE
      (Shushing him)
Watch your language!
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Would you get her the fuck out of
here man!?
                                                            
                       CLAIRE
Who the hell are you? You don't
know me!
                                                            

18.

                       ALLMAN
Oh shut the fuck up. You're White.
I'm leaving. Here's your five
bucks back.
                                                            
Allman tosses a five dollar bill onto Danny's lap and exits
with the blunt in his mouth. Steve stands and follows.
                                                            
                       CLAIRE
Shut your mouth.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (On his way out)
Go back to Long Island.
                                                            
 
INT. GABY'S PARTY - NIGHT
                                                            
The apartment is crowded. Everybody's drinking. Allman and
Steve are together in a corner smoking a bowl and blowing it
out the window.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (Blowing out smoke)
Who sold you the bud?
                                                            
                       STEVE
You know that fat chick who does
the morning announcements?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Amanda?
                                                            
                       STEVE
No. Not fucking Amanda. You don't
think I know Amanda? That fucking
fat girl in the Nirvana shirt.
                                                            
Fran, the fat girl in the Nirvana shirt appears from behind
Steve.
                                                            
                       STEVE
      (Shocked)
Hi there.
                                                            
Fran glares at him.
                                                            
 

19.

INT. PARTY - NIGHT
                                                            
Allman walks away from the crowd of people and into a room
towards the back. He is smoking a cigarette and holding a
bottle of beer. Jeanie, Rachel, and John are inside.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Hey.
                                                            
The three pairs of eyes dart from the computer monitor to
Allman.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (Smiling)
What's up?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
It's getting way too crowded in
there.
                                                            
                       RACHEL
I know, right? I'm too drunk to
have all these fucking people
bumping into me. Everybody out
there's needs to chill the fuck
out yo!
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
What're you guys doing?
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (Smiling & looking
       over)
Looking at naked pictures of
Whoopi Goldberg.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (Laughing)
No way. Let me see.
                                                            
Allman runs over to the computer screen.
                                                            
Steve enters.
                                                            
                       STEVE
Allman dude, where'd you go?
                                                            

20.

                       ALLMAN
It's getting too crowded in there.
                                                            
                       STEVE
What are you doing?
      (Catching a
       glimpse)
Is that Whoopi?
                                                            
                       JEANIE
Click on that one!
                                                            
                       RACHEL
Ew! That shit is so nasty!
                                                            
                       STEVE
Yo, Allman. Somebody's looking
for you. Your dick would be wise
to follow me.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (Looking at Steve)
What?
                                                            
                       STEVE
Dude, get up! C'mon!
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
All right!
                                                            
Allman follows Steve out of the room.
                                                            
 
INT. PARTY - NIGHT
                                                            
                       VIVIAN
There you are. I was worried you
didn't show.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Oh, yeah. I was in the other
room.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
God. I didn't mean to get here so
late. My night has been horrible.
I've been trapped in TGIFridays
            (MORE)

21.

                       VERONICA (cont'd)
for the last 4 hours. My stupid
mother left her purse at home and
I had to stay there as collateral.
And of course she lost her wallet
so I'm stuck there waiting while
she drives an hour and a half to
borrow money from my uncle. God,
I need a beer. This totally is
not my day. Do you think you
could try and find something?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (Smiling)
Yeah. Sure. That really sucks by
the way. One sec.
                                                            
Allman pushes his way into the kitchen.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (Tapping Steve on
       the shoulder)
Is there any beer left?
                                                            
                       STEVE
Nope. It's cause nobody brought
there own man. It's all fucking
losers here.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Is there anything to get drunk off
at all? It's not even for me,
it's for Vivian.
                                                            
                       STEVE
I dunno man. Ask around. I think
there's some guy coming with pot
brownies a little later. You
should just wait for that. We can
all get mad fucked up!
                                                            
Vivian Enters.
                                                            
                       VIVIAN
Allman!
                                                            

22.

Allman turns around and sees Vivian looking at him.
                                                            
Vivian holds up a bottle of Malibu with a smile.
                                                            
                       VIVIAN
C'mon!
                                                            
Gaby sneaks up from behind and puts her head on Vivian's
shoulder.
                                                            
                       GABY
Go easy on that! You gotta save me
a few shots. Okay?
                                                            
                       VIVIAN
Yeah, no problem.
                                                            
                       GABY
K.
      (Looking over at
       Allman)
Well, have fun you too.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
      (Smiling)
Wanna go on the roof?
                                                            
 
EXT. GABY'S ROOFTOP - NIGHT
                                                            
Veronica and Allman are sitting on the gravel with their
backs against the wall. They are passing the bottle of
booze between the two of them.
                                                            
There is a silence before Veronica speaks.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
      (Smiling)
Oh god. Tonight has been too
crazy.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Oh, right...Fridays made you their
prisoner for the night. Y'know, if
I was you I would've just walked
out. What was keeping you there?
                                                            

23.

                       VERONICA
Well, it was kinda in Long Island.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Oh.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
      (Smiling)
Yeah. It's cool. I'm here now.
                                                            
Silence.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
So...what did you do today?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Nothing.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
C'mon, nothing?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (Unimpressive)
Um. I got stoned and watched The
Joy of Painting for a few hours.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
Well that's something. That's
the show with that old guy with
the curls?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (Laughing)
Yeah, I know. It sucks. I wish
there were more shows like that
though. There's nothing but these
fucking reality shows now.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
C'mon. I like reality shows.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (Cringing)
                                                            

24.

                       VERONICA
Oh, C'mon. Even if you hate
American Idol, you've gotta think
the auditions are funny.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Eh.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
Me and Gaby actually auditioned
for one last month.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Oh god. Which one?
                                                            
                       VERONICA
This new dating show they're
putting on MTV.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (offended)
Why the fuck would you do that?
                                                            
                       VERONICA
I dunno, Gaby wanted to. Why not?
                                                            
                       VERONICA
God Allman,
why do you have to take everything
so seriously?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
I don't know.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
What's wrong with you?
                                                            
Silence.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
I'm sorry.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
It's okay.
                                                            

25.

                       ALLMAN
I don't mean to be an asshole.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
Look, Allman. You're confusing.
                                                            
Veronica leans in, kisses him, and pulls away. Allman
hesitates for a moment and kisses her back. They begin to
make out.
                                                            
 
INT. ALLMAN'S APARTMENT - DAY
                                                            
The mail drops through the slot. Allman enters from his
bedroom, notices the mail, and picks up a large envelope. It
says The Reid School. He tears it open and reads it's
contents.
                                                            
 
INT. APARTMENT HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
Allman drops the brochure down the incinerator.
                                                            
 
EXT. STREET - DAY
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Dude, this is serious shit. I
think she's gonna try to send me
away or something.
                                                            
                       STEVE
I told you man.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Seriously.
                                                            
                       STEVE
So? Don't go.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
I really hope it's that easy.
Otherwise I'm gonna have to
runaway or something.
                                                            
Silence.
                                                            

26.

                       STEVE
What? Am I supposed to say that
I'll come with you or something?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Nah. It's cool.
                                                            
                       STEVE
Cause my mom just sprung for
digital cable bro, with on demand.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
I hate you.
                                                            
                       STEVE
I'm sure you'll think of
something. You always do.
                                                            
 
INT. LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
                       VERONICA
Allman. We need to talk.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
What do you want? I'm trying to
watch TV.
                                                            
Veronica takes a seat next to her son on the sofa, picks up
the remote and turns the television off.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (Annoyed)
What the fuck?
                                                            
                       VERONICA
Listen to me. Look...Allman,
you're not in school. You're
smoking pot everyday...
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Who gives a shit?
                                                            

27.

                       VERONICA
I do. And your dad does. We've
been talking about it. It's out
of control.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
So? What are you gonna do?
                                                            
                       VERONICA
We've been looking at schools.
Residential schools for you.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (saddened and
       enraged)
Fuck that! I'm not going anywhere.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
You don't have a choice Allman.
Not this time. I don't even have
a choice. You're not in school. I
mean, I know you dont think it's a
big deal, but...
      (tearing up)
I have to risk my job every single
day that you pull this shit,
everytime there's a meeting at
your school, and I have to go in
and explain to them what's going
on with you so the state doesn't
get involved, and try to take you
and Gina away. I can't do it
anymore. I cant do it. You're
doing drugs, you won't get a job,
you sleep all day...
                                                            
                       VERONICA
It's enough.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
I'm not going.
                                                            

28.

                       VERONICA
Allman. You don't have a choice.
We have an interview next Tuesday
in Westchester. Me and your dad
are gonna take off work.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Maybe, fucking maybe I'll go back
to Lewis, but there is no way in
hell I'm going to boarding school.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
Allman, we've been trying that for
the past six years.
      (Putting her hand
       on his knee)
Honey, I love you more than
anybody on the entire planet, and
I know that this is what's right
for you. Even if you hate me your
entire life for it.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (Teary eyed)
I do hate you. I hate you so
fucking much.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
That's fine.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (Crying)
I'm not even kidding. I wish you
were dead.
                                                            
 
INT. STEVE'S BED ROOM - DAY
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
It's fucking over.
                                                            
                       STEVE
It probably won't be that bad.
They'll probably send you to one
of those upscale ones where
everybody's rich and shit. Isn't
            (MORE)

29.

                       STEVE (cont'd)
your dad working for NBC now?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Yeah.
                                                            
                       STEVE
Think of how much worse it could
be. Johnny's older brother's
serving his third year in riker's.
                                                            
Getting up from his bed, Steve walks over to his desk to get
a cigarette. He takes one from his pack, lights it, and
sits down at the desk.
                                                            
                       STEVE
Then again, the worst thing about
jail for me'd be the abscence of
pussy. And i mean, where you're
going there's not gonna be
anything but dick til you're
eighteen. You better hope you're
still good looking when you get
out of there. See, now I feel
sorry for you.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Fuck you. There are co-ed
boarding schools. She never said
anything about an all guys thing.
Then again, they'd probably send
me to one just to worsen the deal.
                                                            
                       STEVE
Maybe you should tell her you're
gay. No but seriously, you should
try to party it up before you go.
Try to get it out of your system
before they ship you off.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
You're right. God forbid I can't
stop this, at least I've got the
winter. I still haven't done
acid.
                                                            

30.

                       STEVE
      (Grinning)
That a boy. I think Nick's
supposed to get some this week.
You want to? You're not scared
anymore?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Fuck it. What have I got to lose?
I'll probably just end up
commiting suicide when I get up
there anyway.
                                                            
                       STEVE
All right!
                                                            
 
INT. CAR RIDE - DAY
                                                            
Allman is in the passenger seat of his father's car, Alan
Avery is driving. Veronica Avery is in the backseat.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (Playing with the
       radio)
These radio stations fucking suck.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
Al? Did you hear what I said?
                                                            
                       ALAN
Turn the fucking radio down!
                                                            
Allman turns the volume down.
                                                            
                       ALAN
What were you saying?
                                                            
                       VERONICA
You still need to give Gina money
for California.
                                                            
                       ALAN
How much?
                                                            

31.

                       VERONICA
I don't know. Three, four
hundred. She's going for two
weeks.
                                                            
                       ALAN
She's going for two weeks!? Why's
she going for so long?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Did i mention how much I fucking
hate the both of you.
                                                            
                       ALAN
Y'know, you're a fucking prick.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
I'm a prick? You're sending me to
boarding school you fucking
asshole.
                                                            
                       ALAN
      (Screaming)
You wont go to school!
                                                            
                       VERONICA
Al, calm the hell down. You're
gonna get us killed.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
It doesn't even matter. Even if I
get in I'm not going.
                                                            
                       ALAN
Oh, you're going.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Okay. You'll see.
                                                            
                                         FADE
                                                            
Their car turns off of a tiny road into a schoolgrounds. A
strange goth girl starts to scream at the car.
                                                            

32.

                       PEARLE
      (Yelling)
Don't send your child here!! They
rape us!
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (Laughs)
                                                            
                       VERONICA
      (Jokingly)
Maybe you can go make friends with
her.
                                                            
Al parks in the lot and turns off the car.
                                                            
                       ALAN
Okay. Let's get this show on the
road.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
I hate you.
                                                            
 
INT. ADMISSIONS MEETING - DAY
                                                            
In a small office, ALLMAN, VERONICA, and ALAN AVERY sit
opposite two of the school's supervisors, JERRY CONSTANTINE
and TOM MACZOWSKI.
                                                            
                       JERRY CONSTANTINE
So how'd you hear about Reid?
                                                            
                       VERONICA
I'm a nurse in a children's
psychiatric ward, so it came
pretty highly recommended.
                                                            
                       JERRY CONSTANTINE
Ah, very nice.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (Cringes)
                                                            
                       TOM MACZOWSKI
So, Allman. What's your favorite
movie?
                                                            

33.

                       ALLMAN
What the fuck does that have to do
with anything?
                                                            
                       ALAN
      (Putting his hand
       to his temple)
Jesus.
                                                            
                       TOM MACZOWSKI
No. It's all right. Allman, I
know you don't want to be here.
Honestly, do you think any of
these kids want to be here? But
they're here because they need to
be.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
What do you know? You just met me
like 3 minutes ago. It doesn't
matter anyway, as soon as we get
home I'm running away.
                                                            
                       JERRY CONSTANTINE
I think you're parents love you a
little too much to let you just
pack up and run away like that.
                                                            
                       VERONICA
      (Laughing)
Yeah. We'd miss you a little bit.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (Imitating her
       laugh)
Haha. I fucking hate you. You
know that, right?
                                                            
                       TOM MACZOWSKI
I'm sorry Allman. I can't allow
you to sit here with us and be
disrespectful to your mom and dad
like that.
                                                            

34.

                       ALLMAN
Why don't you mind your own
fucking business?
                                                            
                       TOM MACZOWSKI
Okay. You can go wait outside. The
four of us'll talk. That's not how
we do it here.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
No problem.
      (Giving them all
       the finger)
Fuck you all.
                                                            
Allman exits and slams the door.
                                                            
 
EXT. REID GROUNDS - DAY
                                                            
Allman storms out of the trailer and walks across the
parking lot. He notices a grassy field where a bunch of kids
are smoking cigarettes. Allman reaches into his pockets,
pulls out a cigarette and lights it. He casually walks
over.
                                                            
                       JESSICA
      (Smoking)
Then this girl is like getting
fucked upside down and shit. She's
mad upset about it though. She
won't come out of the cottage.
                                                            
                       SHAWN
So who has the video now?
                                                            
                       JESSICA
I heard Chris Cerasona had it and
he was gonna try and make copies
or something.
                                                            
                       ALLISON
I heard that too.
                                                            

35.

                       SHAWN
That girl is such a ho! I still
can't believe it! And you had sex
with her you nasty fuck!
                                                            
                       RANDY
Fuck you! She was new. I didnt
know she was a ho.
                                                            
Allman reaches the group of kids.
                                                            
                       JESSICA
Are you new?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
I just had my interview.
                                                            
                       JESSICA
Yeah, you're new. I'm pretty sure
the interview's just so they can
make sure you're not black. I'm
not sure anyone's not gotten in.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
So how bad does this place suck?
                                                            
                       RANDY
Don't get yourself admitted here
man. Do whatever you can.
                                                            
Shawn walks off.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
They let you smoke here?
                                                            
                       JESSICA
Yeah. I mean, technically if
you're under eighteen you have to
get a note signed from your
parents. The staff never cares
though. They'd never tell you to
put it out or anything.
                                                            
                       ALLISON
They did to me.
                                                            

36.

                       JESSICA
When?
                                                            
                       ALLISON
Lauren used to. She was such a
bitch to me.
                                                            
                       JESSICA
Oh right! Yeah but that's
different, You told everyone she
got period blood all over the
walls.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
So, it's that bad here?
                                                            
                       JESSICA
Eh. I mean, the people are okay.
                                                            
Allman sees his parents walk out of the trailer with the
principal.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
I guess that means they're done.
See you guys around.
                                                            
                       JESSICA
Yeah, bye.
                                                            
                       RANDY
Later.
                                                            
While walking back he runs into a guy with a skateboard
wearing a Wipers T-shirt.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
You like The Wipers?
                                                            
                       JOE
Hell yeah. Are you new?
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Nah. I'm here for my interview.
                                                            
                       JOE
Those your parents?
                                                            

37.

Joe points his head towards Allman's parents talking to the
school directors in the parking lot.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Yeah.
                                                            
                       JOE
Your mom's pretty hot.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Hey, fuck you. Anyways, it's good
to know not all the people here
suck, in the off chance I don't
run away.
                                                            
                       JOE
Nah, don't do that. I mean, the
way I see it is: the people are
pretty much cool for the most
part, I can get better drugs here
than I can get at home, plus, all
the girl's put out. But I mean I
was in juvie for three months.
Compared to that this is like a
fucking vacation.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
What'd you do.
                                                            
                       JOE
I stole a boat.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
      (Laughs)
Right on. I gotta go though. Maybe
I'll see you around or something.
                                                            
                       JOE
Yeah, later.
                                                            
                       ALLMAN
Bye.
                                                            
Allman walks back toward the parking lot.
                                                            
 

38.

INT. CAR RIDE HOME - DAY
                                                            
It is night. Allman and his parents drive home in silence.
Allman is in the back seat staring out the window.
                                                            
 
INT. ALLMAN'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
 
INT. REID GROUNDS - DAY
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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