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by jeff brophy (brophy.jeff@gmail.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Film Noir   User Review:
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FADE IN:

EXT. OUTSIDE OF A SAND AND GRAVEL YARD - DAY
                                                            
A car is seen speeding out of a sand and gravel plant onto a
wooded street in the late afternoon/early evening. A gun is
thrown out of the driver side window onto the street. The
car continues to speed down the street, till it all of a
sudden it SKIDS to a stop and reverses back to where the gun
was thrown. The door of the car opens, a hand picks up the
gun, and the door closes. The car once again speeds off
down the street. A gunshot rings out from the car and the
car falls off the road and crashes.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALL DIMLY LIT NIGHT CLUB - NIGHT
                                                            
GUITARS BEING TUNED through a dimly kit crowd we find RICKY
trying to order a beer with his friend TOM at his side.
                                                            
                       RICKY
What does it take to order some
hosko's around here?
                                                            
                       TOM
      (yelling)
You pushing your way through those
filthy little harlots blocking the
bar over there.
                                                            
Tom points at the Filthy Harlots who see and overhear Tom.
They look at them disgusted and walk away from the bar. Tom
and Ricky advance to the bar.
                                                            
                       BARTENDER
What are we having boys?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Lemme get two PBR's.
                                                            
Bartender hustles, and comes back cracking two frosty beers.
BAND begins to play and Ricky and Tom look back to the
stage.
                                                            
                       BARTENDER
That will be six dollar fellas.
                                                            
Ricky turns back around to bar and reaches for his wallet
knowing there is no money inside.
                                                            

2.

                       RICKY
Oh Shit! I don't have any cash on
me Tombo.
                                                            
Tom turns back around to Ricky
                                                            
                       RICKY
Can you pick up these beers? I'll
get the next round once I get some
cash out of the ATM?
                                                            
Tom shrugs, sighs, then takes out his wallet rolling his
eyes.
                                                            
                       TOM
This happens all the time with
you. Get a job you fucking maggot,
quit leaching!
                                                            
Tom hands the Bartender the money, while Ricky grabs the
beers, handing one to Tom. They tap bottles, take a sip of
beer and turn around towards band again.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Thanks, but i have a job, the next
round is on me once I hit the bank
like I said.
                                                            
                       TOM
Whatever, kid. We'll see. But
your little freelance job where
you work once a month isn't
getting us any beers.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Fuck you dude. Quit making me
repeat myself.
                                                            
Tom pats Ricky on the back, sips his beer and continues
watching the band. Ricky walks away through the crowd and
finds his own spot a little closer to watch the band.
                                                            
MONTAGE of:
A.Crowd Dancing
B.Ricky drinking his beer
C.Band playing
                                                            
Ricky finishes his beer and looks around the club for Tom.
He keeps running into people he knows, he quickly
acknowledges them while pushing through the crowd.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE (o.s.)
Ricky! Rickabaud Crane!
                                                            

3.

Ricky scans through the heads of the crowd and sees his old
friend ALSKIE with his girlfriend GINA waving to him. Alskie
pushes through the crowd, leaving his girlfriends side to
meet Ricky half way. Ricky and Alskie embrace as though
they haven't seen each other in a while.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
What's up you champion nutcase?
How have you been?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Im ok, just kickin it.
                                                            
Gina crawls out of crowd to grasp Alskie.
                                                            
                       GINA
Hey Ricky Dickey Shmiky.
                                                            
Ricky and Alskie laugh.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
She's not with me!
                                                            
                       RICKY
Looking good Gina.
                                                            
Gina paying no attention to Ricky slaps Alskie in the chest.
Alskie kisses her to make up for it. Ricky goes to take a
sip of his empty beer. Alskie sees that there isn't
anything in the bottle.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
What are you gonna do, eat it now?
                                                            
Gina starts laughing.Ricky gets all embarrassed for a
second, laughs along, and looks for a place to put his empty
bottle.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Hey do you wanna go outside for a
sec and smoke a butt?
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Might as well, she could probably
use some air.
                                                            
Gina hangs on Alskie. The three move through the crowd to
the exit, they get their hands stamped for readmission.
                                                            
 

4.

EXT. OUTSIDE OF NIGHTCLUB ON THE STREET. - NIGHT
                                                            
The Door is kicked open and out comes Alskie with a
stumbling Gina hanging onto him, while Ricky follows the
two. Gina detaches herself from Alskie and glides down the
side of the wall on the building. Alskie takes out two
cigarettes and lights them at once giving one to Gina.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Lemme get one of those buddy?
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
You never have butts. Nothing
changes with you.
                                                            
Alskie flings a cigarette at Ricky.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
So what have you been up to other
than bumming butts off of me?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Nothing much, just freelancing
here and there for channel six,
but nothing steady. I'm actually
looking for something to fill in
the gaps.
                                                            
                       GINA
      (interrupting)
You need a girlfriend to fill in
the gaps.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Ya what about the little foreign
chick you were going railskis on
there? Helena?
                                                            
                       GINA
      (to Alskie)
You're gross.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Svetlana?
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Svetlana? Well (beat)Svetlana,
Iguana, Whatever.
                                                            
                       RICKY
That was nothing. I chilled with
her twice and that's about it. We
went to the show, where you met
            (MORE)

5.

                       RICKY (cont'd)
her, and another time we went to
the Italian film festival. I never
called her again after that. I
think she was just too eastern
European for me.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Too Eastern European for you?
You're crazy, she was hot. She was
right up your alley; an exotic,
cultured hottie and your dumb ass
takes her on two stupid dates and
doesn't get laid.
                                                            
                       GINA
She wasn't his type, leave him
alone.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Why don't you listen to your girl
dude.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Who? Ms. Animals Are Suffering So
I Drink?
                                                            
                       GINA
You're an asshole. Fuck you
Alskie.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
You are about to puke on your own
lap so relax.
                                                            
Gina flicks her cigarette at Alskie and mumbles to herself.
Alskie dodges the cigarette and paces the sidewalk in front
to the club. Ricky leans against the wall by Gina smoking
his cigarette.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
      (to Ricky)
Anyways, you are stupid for
passing that girl up. Either
stupid or scared. Probably both
knowing you.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I was a little scared I guess.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Scared of what? Those nice commie
bombs she was packing?
                                                            

6.

                       GINA
I hate you so much right now. I
wanna get out of here can we
leave?
                                                            
Alskie fakes as if he is going to fling his cigarette at
Gina. Gina flinches and Alskie laughs flicking his cigarette
into the street.
                                                            
                       RICKY
A guy like me would only hold a
girl like that back from achieving
her dreams, so I let her go.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Good move.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Whatever dude, enough with the
torment that is my life.
                                                            
                       GINA
I know lets go.
                                                            
Ricky finishes his cigarette and flicks it into the street
almost hitting someone else out front smoking. Gina gets up
from the ground and walks over to Alskie. Ricky then turns
to the door to go back inside the club.
                                                            
                       GINA
I'm not going back in there, it's
too loud. I wanna go someplace
quiet like the sea.
                                                            
Ricky and Alskie burst out laughing.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
I like to toss you into the sea
right now. It would teach you how
to be a pirate like me.
                                                            
Alskie grabs Gina hand humps her into the street.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
I wouldn't mind pillaging your
town!
                                                            
Ricky moves away from door walking closer to Gina and
Alskie, still laughing.
                                                            
                       RICKY
So what are you two doing then?
                                                            

7.

                       ALSKIE
I dunno? Who is spinning at the
Shade Space tonight?
                                                            
                       RICKY
I'm not sure really. I think there
is a local art show or something,
I don't know who they have
spinning.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Do you wanna go check it out? Grab
a nightcap?
                                                            
Alskie points at club.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
You've seen this band a million
times since high school. Wanna go?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ya, I got in for free too, I'm
beat anyways let's go.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Beat from what?
                                                            
Ricky walks away from the entrance. And the three begin walk
down the street to "the Shade Space". Alskie pulls out his
cigarettes.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Lemme get another one of those
buddy.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
I'd rather have Gina puke on my
sneakers right now than give you
another cigarette.
                                                            
Gina motions like she is about to vomit, and Alskie hands
Ricky another cigarette.
                                                            
 
EXT. IN FRONT OF "SHADE SPACE" - NIGHT
                                                            
A bunch of artsy fartsy people are standing out front
talking about nonsense. Ricky, Alskie and Gina walk right
passed the DOORMAN to the entrance.
                                                            
                       DOORMAN
      (to Ricky)
Hey what do you think you are
            (MORE)

8.

                       DOORMAN (cont'd)
doing walking by me like I dont
exist? And what would you and your
asshole friend want to come here
for tonight anyways.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Did you just call me an asshole?
                                                            
Ricky holds back Alskie.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Listen Alskie, this asshole I'm
almost positive did not call you
an asshole.
                                                            
                       DOORMAN
      (smirking)
Yes i did.
                                                            
Alskie lunges at the doorman creating a scene out front.
Ricky and the doorman just start laughing.
                                                            
                       DOORMAN
Jesus Christ you animal relax,
your getting all carried away, my
boss will think we are serious.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Sorry about my asshole friend
MIKEY. Whats up man?
                                                            
Ricky shakes Mikey's hand and Alskie approaches to do the
same. Gina is barely standing.
                                                            
                       MIKEY (Doorman)
Same ole' shit, just a fly on the
horses ass. But I gotta pay the
bills.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I hear ya bro.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
      (under his breathe
       to Ricky)
No you don't.
                                                            
                       RICKY
So whats going on in here tonight?
Who is spinning?
                                                            

9.

                       MIKEY
I don't know, some Japanese kid is
displaying his artwork and his
friends from Tokyo are
performing-a DJ and a GUy playing
the trumpet over the beats. I
dunno maybe its for you but it is
not my thing.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Is it quiet like the sea?
                                                            
                       GINA
I hate you.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
Ya it's pretty chill. Have fun in
there guys.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ok Mikey, I'll see you on the way
out.
                                                            
Ricky, Gina and Alskie walk into the lounge.
                                                            
 
INT. NICE LOUNGE, LAID BACK ATMOSPHERE. - NIGHT
                                                            
Alskie b-lines to the bar while Gina plops herself in one of
the chic sofas against the wall. Ricky walks around for a
minute scanning the paintings on display and watching the DJ
and TRUMPET player. Alskie comes back with 2 mix drinks and
hands one to Ricky.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Here i bought this for Gina but
she doesn't need it.
                                                            
They both look over at Gina who is about to pass out on the
sofa.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
This place is beyond me tonight.
You like this shit?
                                                            
                       RICKY
      (looking at one of
       the paintings)
Its not that bad at all. I wish I
could have been born with a talent
like that.
                                                            

10.

                       ALSKIE
No shit.
                                                            
                       RICKY
It looks like it was so easy to
paint; like anyone could do it. I
feel like I've seen this style
before but it still is pretty
unique. What amazes me most is
how you commit to a certain style.
You ever wonder how artists
choose one thing to paint? With
all the world and our imaginations
have to offer, how can you pick
just one thing to paint?
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
You look at it. (beat) Anyways I
was talking about the DJ and the
Mr. Miagi Miles Davis.
                                                            
Ricky sips his drink.
                                                            
                       TOM (O.S.)
Hey Rick, you got my next drink?
                                                            
Tom hustles over to Ricky and Alskie. Tom and Alskie nod
heads to acknowledge each other.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Here ya go boss.
                                                            
Ricky hands Tom the drink Alskie just bought him.
                                                            
                       TOM
      (to Ricky)
Hey, thanks for leaving me at the
freak fest!
                                                            
                       RICKY
Sorry I just had to get out of
there.
                                                            
                       TOM
I don't really care, you could
have said bye though. I just
expect more from you as a human.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Fuck your expectations. What are
you my wife?
                                                            
Alskie laughs.
                                                            

11.

                       ALSKIE
I'm gonna head to the little boys
room.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Good for you.
                                                            
Alskie heads to the bathroom. Gina is passed out on the
couch and a creepy guy sits down next her staring at her and
smelling her. The creepy guy shuffles right to her side.
Tom and Ricky are just looking at the paintings.
                                                            
                       TOM
I have to get out of here after
this drink, I have an interview
with the Mayor in the morning. You
wanna roll with me?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Sure, lets wait for Alskie to come
back though.
                                                            
                       TOM
OK. So do you have anything
planned for tomorrow yet?
                                                            
Tom takes a seat, and Ricky goes to do the same.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I don't know yet?
                                                            
                       TOM
You should go out there and get
yourself a job.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I know, but i don't just want any
old job. i want something that
means something, I didn't go to
school for four years to work at
the record store again.
                                                            
                       TOM
You should take anything you can
get, you need money. Then it will
be easier to find a girlfriend,
because all girls like money.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I hate money.
                                                            

12.

                       TOM
You seem to love everyone elses
though.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I just dont want to get stuck, you
have a job you love, you have
somewhat fulfilled your dreams,
I'm still trying to figure mine
out.
                                                            
                       TOM
Thats up to you man.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I feel like I need a passion. I
feel like I know what is real and
authentic. But that's what leads
me away from a lot of jobs and
opportunities, because I don't
want to get trapped in this
bullshit world that I create for
myself.
                                                            
                       TOM
I think your thinking too much.
Just live for your dreams and
you'll be ok.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I can't even sleep till sunrise
let alone dream.
                                                            
Ricky figits a little in his seat since he doesn't have a
beer or anything.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Its just that some people don't
know authenticity, so they don't
crave it. I wish I could be one
of them sometimes, like a
brainless frat boy picking
freshmen girls out of a party.
                                                            
Tom laughs.
                                                            
                       TOM
I hear what your saying, but you
still need something dude, once
you have money you'll feel better
about yourself, even physically.
Just get something for the time
being.
                                                            

13.

                       RICKY
I know. But its killing me. Just
look at that painting. I know
that's real and it makes me think.
I the colors attract me and i can
relate to the image. All I want is
to know my medium, I want to know
how to display my "work" as a
human.
                                                            
                       TOM
But you dont do anything.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I live.
                                                            
 
INT. BATHROOM OF LOUNGE - NIGHT
                                                            
Alskie zips up his fly in the stall of the bathroom, then
turns around and sits on the toilet with his pants on. He
pulls out a bag of cocaine from his pocket and takes a few
bumps. Alskie gets up and walks to the mirror washing off
his five dollar boogar's and exits the bathroom.
                                                            
 
INT. LOUNGE - NIGHT
                                                            
Alskie walks out of bathroom back to the main room where he
left Gina and his buddies. He looks over and sees the
creepy guy sitting next to Gina. Alskie hurries over to her
to see whats happening. As Alskie gets closer he sees the
creepy guy is about to put his hands on her.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
I hope you know her buddy! Cause
if you don't your gonna get so
beat in about 2 seconds.
                                                            
                       CREEPY GUY
I am sorry but I am intoxicated by
her.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Ya cause your smelling her
breathe, now get the fuck out of
here quickly before I hammer your
face in.
                                                            
Alskie grabs him by the shoulder and throws him out of the
seat. The creepy guy takes off quickly. Alskie wakes Gina
up enough to get her on her feet and walks over to Tom and
Ricky.
                                                            

14.

                       ALSKIE
      (To Tom and Ricky)
Nice job keeping an eye on Gina,
she almost got diddled while you
guys are over here about to make
out. Some guy was just hovering
all over her about to touch her
while she was sleeping.
                                                            
                       TOM
Just like you are going to when
you get home.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Thats fucked up.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
No Shit. I'm out of here for the
night, Ill catch you two another
time. I don't know why I didn't
beat that guy. OK later on boys.
                                                            
Alskie Shakes their hands while holding Gina up and walks
out of the space.
                                                            
                       TOM
You have any pot on you?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ya, how much you want?
                                                            
                       TOM
Smoke me up and I'll drive you
home. I will even forget about you
jonzing me at the club.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Fair enough.
                                                            
 
EXT. SIDEWALK OF A RESIDENTIAL CITY STREET - NIGHT
                                                            
SAMMY and SARAH, a teenage couple, walk down the street
locked at the arms after a night out.
                                                            
                       SAMMY
It's getting cold out.
                                                            
                       SARAH
I know, it is going to be a
horrible winter. I hate the cold.
                                                            

15.

                       SAMMY
Come closer then.
                                                            
Sarah cuddles up closer to Sammy and they proceed walking
down the street. They turn a corner to find a bunch of
neighborhood punks hanging around drinking beers. Greger
one of the punks spots the Sammay and Sarah.
                                                            
                       SAMMY
Oh,great these dickheads.
                                                            
                       SARAH
Just keep on walking. Ignore them.
                                                            
Sammy and Sarah hustle forward trying not to be seen by the
group of punks.
                                                            
                       GREGER
Hey baby, why don't you lose that
little pussy and come here with
us.
                                                            
Sammy goes to pause in his tracks.
                                                            
                       SARAH
Just ignore them.
                                                            
Sarah pulls Sammy to continue walking.
                                                            
                       GREGER
Like you are gonna do shit faggot.
Don't make us steal your girl and
beat you up!
                                                            
Sammy breaks away from Sarah and storms over to the punks.
                                                            
                       SAMMY
You fucking mother fucker! What
did we do? Just leave us alone!
                                                            
Sammy keeps pacing to them.
                                                            
                       SARAH
Sammy, NO! Just ignore them!
                                                            
                       SAMMY
I don't even care. Let's do this.
I'm gonna beat some respect into
you, you fucking....
                                                            

16.

Before Sammie gets in another word, a beer bottle is thrown
off of his face knocking Sammy unconscious. Some of the
punks scatter, others dwindle behind the rest. Sarah runs
over to Sammy putting his head on her lap.
                                                            
                       SARAH
      (screaming, and
       crying)
Sam? Sammy! Oh MY GOD! YOU
ASSHOLES! Sammy! Fuck you!!!
                                                            
                       GREGER
Beat some respect into that pussy.
                                                            
The punks take off.
                                                            
 
INT. LIVING ROOM OF SAMMY'S HOUSE. - NIGHT
                                                            
Sammy's older brother ANTHONY, a twenty-something year old
tough guy, is watching re-runs of Seinfield smoking a
cigarette. Anthony hears a KNOCK at the door and he gets up
to answer the door. When he answers the door he sees Sarah
holding up a bloody, bruised, semi-conscious Sammy.
                                                            
                       ANTHONY
Holy Shit?! What the fuck
happened? Bring him in.
                                                            
The couple stumble in. Sarah is still crying. Sammy is sat
on the couch by both Anthony and Sarah.
                                                            
                       ANTHONY
      (To Sarah)
Who did this to him? Are you o.k.
too?
                                                            
                       SARAH
It was Greger and his friends.
They were talking shit and Sammy
couldn't ignore them, so they
threw a bottle off his face.
                                                            
                       ANTHONY
Those mother fuckers! They could
have killed him. All these little
idiots act without thinking. Call
an ambulance. I'm going out.
                                                            
 

17.

EXT. PHONE ON STREET CORNER - NIGHT
                                                            
Anthony is seen hanging up the phone. Moments later, a car
arrives with filled with a bunch of thugs in it. Anthony
gets in the car and it takes off.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUT IN FRONT OF GREGERS (PUNK #1) HOUSE. - NIGHT
                                                            
The car of thugs Anthony is with pulls up in front of
Gregers house. They all unload out of the car and proceed
to the door of the house. They RING the doorbell.
                                                            
 
INT. GREGERS HOUSE. - NIGHT
                                                            
Greger who is smoking a cigarette watching porn drunk off
his ass, gets up to answer the door.
                                                            
                       GREGER
I hope your are a female! I'm in
the mood for fucky.
                                                            
Gregor walks through his house to answer the door. He opens
the door and is punch in the face instantly by Anthony.
Greger falls to the ground holding his face.
                                                            
                       GREGER
What the fuck?
                                                            
                       ANTHONY
Exactly.
                                                            
Anthony and his crew walk themselves into the house while
dragging Greger through the front hall. They shut the door
and rough him up a bit.
                                                            
                       ANTHONY
You like throwing bottles off
people faces when they are trying
to walk their girlfriends home?
                                                            
                       GREGER
He is a little punk, he got what
he deserved.
                                                            
                       ANTHONY
Well, since your so generous. Me
and my buddies here are going to
return the favor to you.
                                                            
                       GREGER
Fuck you.
                                                            

18.

Anthony and his friends beat Greger unconscious and then
proceed to trash his house. Anthony hears one of his
friends JIMBO yelling from Gregers bedroom.
                                                            
                       JIMBO (O.S.)
Look at what I just found guys!
get in here now!
                                                            
The rest of the crew run to the room to see that it is
completely trashed.
                                                            
                       ANTHONY
What do you want, a medal Jimbo?
Good job!
                                                            
                       JIMBO
Look in the Closet.
                                                            
Anthony and his friends look into the closet and see about
thirty five bundles of mushrooms and marijuana.
                                                            
                       ANTHONY
Guess that will be ours now boys.
Since he could have taken my
brothers life, let's ruin his.
                                                            
                       JIMBO
Ya but we don't know any hippies
that do these drugs. How you
planning on unloading all this?
                                                            
                       ANTHONY
Lets load it into the car then
worry about that.
                                                            
                       JIMBO
Too bad it isnt coke.
                                                            
                       ANTHONY
Shut up and get some blankets to
wrap it all in.
                                                            
The crew bundle as much of the bundles they can in blankets
and sheets from Gregers bed. They completely load up the
car so there is only room for a driver.
                                                            
 
EXT. BACK OUT IN FRONT OF GREGERS HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
They are loading all of the gear into the car.
                                                            

19.

                       ANTHONY
      (to Jimbo)
Drive all this shit to my cousin
Gina's, she will lets us put it in
the basement for now I'm sure. We
can figure out what to do with it
tomorrow. She might have some
firends that will take it.
                                                            
 
INT. METRO TRAIN TRAVELING OUTSIDE - DAY
                                                            
Rickey sits on the train looking through the job-find
section in the newspaper. He passes through the whole paper
unsatisfied and puts the paper on the seat next to him. He
starts looking at the people across from him. While he
stares he ease drops on two conversations at once. One is a
guy and a girl both in their thirties, who must have
recently met on the platform of a previous station. The
other is a group of girls close to Riceys' age in their
mid-twenties, who are talking about their nightlife
adventures. All of a sudden a radio is turned on by another
passengers and one of the girls gets up out of her seat and
begins to dance. She dances up and down the aisle of the
train and Rickey watches in amazement. The thirty something
year olds are still talking to one another undistracted to
the girls antics. Rickey then watches them in amazement
because he can't believe they are so into their conversation
they are completly unaware of the surrounding world. The
train stops and Ricky gets up realizing its his stop. He
continues to watch both of his subjects as if he was
hypnotized as he steps onto the platform. When he gets on
the platform he just watches the girl dance and the couple
talk as the doors shut and the train goes away.
                                                            
 
EXT. CITY STREET STREETS - DAY
                                                            
The Church clock at Park Street station reads four
seventeen. Ricky emerges from the subway, and begins walking
down the street looking at store fronts and buildings hoping
to find something that will catch his eye. He walks past
countless storefronts (coffeshops, The Gap, Kinko's,
ect.)with "help wanted" signs and continues to search. We
see him looking through records at a record store. Finally
he walks by a nightclub called "THE BARRON", that he used to
frequent. He walks past the front of the club, looks at it,
the walks inside.
                                                            
 

20.

INT. THE BARRON VACANT NIGHTCLUB - DAY
                                                            
Ricky walks inside looking upon chairs on top of tables, the
JUKEBOX is playing and a BARTENDER (2) is cutting lemons
singing.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Excuse me?
                                                            
                       BARTENDER (2)
Hey? I didn't see you there.
Anyways we don't open till five
o'clock.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Oh, ok. I was just wondering if
Wally is still working here.
                                                            
                       BARTENDER (2)
Wally? Ya, he moved back to
England about six months ago. Why
whats up kid?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Well, I was wondering if you were
looking for any help?
                                                            
The Bartender(2) stares Ricky up and down. Ricky stands
there in his weathered jeans and collared shirt with a
sweater on top, holding his backpack. The Bartender then
goes back to cutting the lemons, putting his head down.
                                                            
                       BARTENDER (2)
I dunno? what are you looking
for?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Honestly anything you have. I was
a waiter in college but I can do
live sound and lighting as well. I
studied sound at school.
                                                            
                       BARTENDER (2)
We already have a soundman. But I
dunno? Maybe I can put you on as a
barback a couple of nights a week.
                                                            
Ricky shrugs and turns to walk away. Then he has a FLASHBACK
of his mother screaming at him to get up and get a job, then
he remembers Tom calling him a maggot and paying for his
drink. The then turns back around to the bartender and
walks closer to the bar.
                                                            

21.

                       RICKY
How much would I get?
                                                            
                       BARTENDER (2)
Twenty percent of the bartenders
tips, and ten dollars an hour.
                                                            
                       RICKY
When can I start?
                                                            
                       BARTENDER (2)
What's your name?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ricky. Ricky Escolta.
                                                            
The Bartender shakes Ricky's hand.
                                                            
                       BARTENDER (2)
Rob Callis.
                                                            
They break their handshake and Bob (Bartender2) hands Ricky
the knife.
                                                            
                       BARTENDER
You can start now, I hate cutting
these things.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Sounds good to me.
                                                            
 
INT. REHEARSAL SPACE HALLWAY, IN WAREHOUSE. - NIGHT
                                                            
Ricky walks down a long cooridor where he is hearing many
styles of music being played as he passes each room through
the hall. He enters room four fourteen.
                                                            
 
INT. REHEARSAL SPACE, BAND ROOM, IN WAREHOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Ricky enters the room filled with equiptment and beer cans.
The BAND is finishing the song that they were playing.
CRIZZLY CHRIS, the bass player spots Ricky first.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
Ricky, whats up buddy?
                                                            
Ricky quickly walks over to the amplifier that Chris is
playing and slaps down two hundred dollars.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I'll take a couple of ounces.
                                                            

22.

                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
Whoa, your actually paying me this
time huh? I usually have to wait
weeks. Who did you rob?
                                                            
                       RICKY
I got a job.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
Wow, it's about time. Putting
that degree to use?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Nah, its just a barback job at
"The Barron".
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
Is that the place the english guy
let us play when we were like
fifteen?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ya, Wally. I guess he moved back,
but I am hoping to weasel the
soundman gig there eventually.
                                                            
                       BANDMATE
      (holding in smoke)
Want a hit man?
                                                            
One of Crizzly Chris' bandmates hands Ricky a joint.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
Its something. Oh shit I'm sorry.
(to bandmates) This is my friend
Ricky he was in Fatal Mistake with
me. We rocked together for a few
years.
                                                            
                       BANDMATE
You guys were pretty good. I
remember seeing you in Johnny
Tobbles basement.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Aww, Those days are long gone.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
They dont have to be. Anyways,
this is GARY(bandmate, guitarist).
                                                            
Ricky passes the joint and shakes his hand.
                                                            

23.

                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
This is RONNIE, and that's LUXURY
T behind the drums over there.
                                                            
Ricky makes his rounds and introduces himself, shaking their
hands. Crizzly Chris picks out a couple of ounces from the
back of his amplifier and hands them to Ricky.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
I'm going to be picking up a ton
of mushrooms off of Alskie soon,
so let me know if you need
anything.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I haven't gone near those things
since I was in Times Square
walking in the middle of the
street like I owned the place.
I'll just stick with the weed.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
Alright man, let me know if you
do. What are you up to tomorrow
night?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Working.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
This whole "Ricky with a Job"
thing is going to take some
getting used to.
                                                            
 
INT. THE BARRON - NIGHT
                                                            
The club is fully packed with a BAND playing and Ricky is
seen spacing off, standing by the bar once again.
                                                            
                       ROB
Ricky!
                                                            
Ricky turns around.
                                                            
                       ROB
I need three cases of Heineken and
two bottles of Bombay Saphire.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Comming right up boss.
                                                            

24.

Ricky runs off through the crowd, passing people he knows in
the crowd. He comes back and puts the boxes of booze on the
bar. He then goes behind the bar and stocks the booze.
                                                            
                       TOM (o.s.)
Can I get a frosty hosko fuckface?
                                                            
Ricky looks up to see Tom.
                                                            
                       TOM
I heard it, but i didn't believe
it. I had to come here to see for
myself.
                                                            
                       RICKY
What's up man?
                                                            
                       TOM
Nada, look at you. The kid is
working. I never thought I'd see
the day.
                                                            
Ricky cracks a beer and hands it over to Tom. Then continues
to do his work.
                                                            
                       TOM
Is this on you? Do I get the
inside connection?
                                                            
Ricky winks at Tom.
                                                            
                       TOM
What time you get out?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Not till like three. I need to
help clean up after the show is
over.
                                                            
                       TOM
It's funny. Now i don't want you
to have a job so you can hang out.
                                                            
                       RICKY
We are never fully satisfied in
this world are we?
                                                            
                       TOM
I'll drink to that.
                                                            
Tom drinks his beer.
                                                            

25.

                       TOM
Well I will let you get back to
the grind. I have another early
day tomorrow, and I would like to
pick up some tail before I leave.
Call me on your night off.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ok bro. I'll get back to ya.
                                                            
Tom waves his beer at Ricky and walks into the crowd which
engulfs him.
                                                            
                       ROB
Hey Rick!? We need more limes.
                                                            
 
INT. WHEELHOUSE DINER - NIGHT
                                                            
Ricky, Tom, and Crizzly Chris are eating breakfast in a
booth. Chris is smoking while he is eating.
                                                            
                       TOM
      (to Chris)
Dude, how can you do that. That's
fucking gross.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I hate it when people smoke while
I am eating. Put that thing out
dickhead.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
I thought we are trying to pick up
girls tonight, not become them.
                                                            
Chris puts out his cigarette.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Maggot.
                                                            
                       TOM
So? whats the plan fellas? Where
are we off to?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Me and Chris were gonna go to your
Mom's till we met up with you.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
I was there last night. she was a
horrible fuck, but it passed the
time.
                                                            

26.

Tom tosses homefries at Ricky and Chris. Ricky and Chris
start flinging things off their plates back at Tom.
                                                            
                       WAITRESS.
Hey, knock it off!
                                                            
                       RICKY
Easy Lady.
                                                            
                       TOM
Calm it sweatheart.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
Pipe it down a knotch Wonderwoman.
                                                            
They all start laughing to themselves.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
      (to Tom.)
So where are we going tonight
since you ruined our previous
plans?
                                                            
                       TOM
I could care less, i don't have to
get up tomorrow. As long as
wherever we go has beers and
ladies, I am a happy camper.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Let's go to Kareoke night.
                                                            
                       TOM
i hate that shit. It is just a
bunch of drunk idiots singing like
they are in their cars.
                                                            
                       RICKY
It will be fun who cares?
                                                            
Ricky looks under the table and on the floor.
                                                            
                       TOM
What are you doing?
                                                            
                       RICKY
I'm looking for your ballsack. I
thought you came in with it, so im
just making sure it didnt fall
off.
                                                            

27.

Chirs starts to laugh. Tom finishes his food, lights a
cigarette and blows his first haul at Ricky who is still
eating.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
I'll go there.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Majority rules.
                                                            
                       TOM
Assholes. What the fuck?
                                                            
Ricky finishes his meal.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
Get the check Escolta.
                                                            
                       RICKY
      (to waitress)
Excuse me Miss?
                                                            
Waitress comes over to the table shrugging about to pour
some coffee.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Can we have the check please?
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
Ya and if anybody turns in a
ballsack its our friend Tom's
here.
                                                            
The three laugh, sip coffee and get up to leave dropping
money as the puton their autumn jackets.
                                                            
 
INT. KAREOKE BAR - NIGHT
                                                            
Tom is SINGNING his heart out shitfaced holding himself up
on a transvestite who is sharing the mic singing with him.
Crizzly Chris and Ricky are hanging out with KIM and LISA,
laughing hysterically watching Tom. Tom finishes the song,
the transvestite gives him a kiss and he stumbles back to
Ricky, Chris, and the girls laughing.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Well done. Well done. You get his
number?
                                                            
                       TOM
You're just jealous.
                                                            

28.

                       LISA
You were good.
                                                            
                       TOM
I can be even better.
                                                            
Tom pulls Lisa close to him. Chris turns to the bar to try
and order a beer.
                                                            
                       LISA
Oh ya?
                                                            
                       KIM
      (to Ricky)
So, what do you do?
                                                            
                       RICKY
I work at "The Barron". You ever
hear of it?
                                                            
                       KIM
Ya, I have never been there
though.
                                                            
Ricky looks over at Tom who is slobbering all over Lisa on
the Dance floor.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ya, I am just there till something
else comes up.
                                                            
                       KIM
Seems cool for the meantime.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ya, its ok. Just a fly on the
horses ass.
                                                            
                       KIM
That's funny, I have never heard
that before.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Cause I just made it up.
                                                            
                       KIM
Clever.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
Hey, Tara?
                                                            
                       KIM
It's Kim.
                                                            

29.

                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
Whatever? Wanna dance?
                                                            
                       KIM
Umm? Sure.
                                                            
Ricky sips his beer and watches Kim and Chris go to the
dancefloor. He looks over at Tom and Lisa kiss, sips his
beer, and looks out on the dancefloor.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Fucking cockblocker.
                                                            
Ricky then looks around the room for other girls. He just
sees a bunch of desperate women that are below his
standards, so he finishes his beer and leaves.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUT FRONT OF KAREOKE BAR - NIGHT
                                                            
Ricky walks up to a hooker out in front of the kareoke bar.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Excuse me?
                                                            
                       HOOKER
What's up sugar? You want to
party?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Do you have a lighter?
                                                            
                       RICKY
MMM, yes baby.
                                                            
The hooker fishes through her purse pulls out a lighter and
lights his cigarette.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Thank you.
                                                            
                       HOOKER
Your a cute white boy. You sure
you don't want to party?
                                                            
                       RICKY
No, I party enough, I would need
someone to be there after the
party too.
                                                            
                       HOOKER
Well? How much you got?
                                                            

30.

                       RICKY
Goodnight Sweatheart.
                                                            
Ricky walks down the street alone smoking his cigarette.
                                                            
 
INT. THE BARRON - DAY
                                                            
The club is vacant just like when Ricky went in to get the
job. Ricky is putting cutting open boxes of beers. The
door opens and the sunlight fills the room. Out of the
sunlight enters AMY, a tall blonde girl, modestly dressed.
                                                            
                       AMY
Hi, is Rob here?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Yes, no.
                                                            
                       AMY
Which one?
                                                            
                       RICKY
What?
                                                            
                       AMY
Yes or no?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Oh, ya he is in today but he
stepped out to get some small
bills and limes at the bar across
the street.
                                                            
                       AMY
Oh ok.
                                                            
Amy looks around for a place to sit.
                                                            
                       RICKY
He will be back in about five
minutes.
                                                            
Ricky walks over to her and takes a seat off the table so
she can sit.
                                                            
                       AMY
Thank you.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Your welcome. So what are you
doing here?
                                                            

31.

                       AMY
Oh its my first day. I'm going to
be the new cocktail waitress.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Oh, nice to meet you. I'm Ricky.
                                                            
Goes to shake her hand.
                                                            
                       AMY
Amy.
                                                            
The door opens and Rob comes in with a bag of lemons and
hundreds of dollars in ones.
                                                            
                       ROB
Rick, Amy. Amy, Rick.
                                                            
                       RICKY
We just met boss.
                                                            
                       ROB
Ok, well you will be working
together now so lets get to it.
Get out of that chair my little
lady, we have some training to do.
                                                            
Amy gets up and Ricky starts to work again.
                                                            
                       ROB
Oh, Ricky. Lou the sound guy
can't come in tonight. I'm going
to put you to the test. You up for
it?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Definatly boss.
                                                            
                       ROB
Good. Just don't fuck up or I'll
kill ya.
                                                            
                       RICKY
YOu got it.
                                                            
Ricky continues his work and Rob shows Amy around a bit.
Ricky looks at Amy as she is getting trained mesmerized.
                                                            
 
INT. THE BARRON - NIGHT
                                                            
Later the same night, Ricky is behind the soundboard

32.

listening to the BAND, perfecting the live sound on the
faders and graphic eq's. He looks over to see Amy serving
drinks throughout the crowd. He looks away from the band to
watch her.
                                                            
                       ROB
Sounds good kid!
                                                            
Ricky breaks his glare and looks over at Rob.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Not bad if i say so myself.
                                                            
Ricky looks back over at Amy again. Rob sees him looking.
                                                            
                       ROB
Good this job involves your sense
of hearing because if it depended
on your eyesight, not too much
would be getting done.
                                                            
Ricky looks back over to Rob.
                                                            
                       ROB
It's funny. I just saw myself
twenty years ago looking at you
now. That is exactly how i was
looking at my wife the first time
i met her.
                                                            
Ricky adjusts the faders.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Oh ya boss?
                                                            
Rob looks at Ricky then over to Amy.
                                                            
                       ROB
Ya. Well, I dunno(beat) three
sixty incident. Good luck kid.
                                                            
Later that night, the club is empty and Ricky is wrapping up
mic cables, while Amy is picking up bottles. Ricky looks
over, throws the cables aside and hops off the stage to help
Amy.
                                                            
                       RICKY
What did you think?
                                                            
                       AMY
Sounded great!
                                                            

33.

                       RICKY
Thanks, but i was asking about
you. I mean the job. How was your
first night?
                                                            
                       AMY
Kinda rough. It was ok, but this
is just temporary for me. I be
here at least until the end of the
semester. Then hopefully off to
bigger and brighter things.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Tell me about it.
                                                            
 
INT. COSMOPOLITAIN CAFE'. - NIGHT
                                                            
Ricky is drinking espresso with Amy in the Cafe.
                                                            
                       AMY
I really don't know honestly. I
just know that I dont want to
serve drinks to assholes all
night.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I hear ya. I'm in the same boat.
                                                            
                       AMY
Well. I know we just met tonight,
but looks like you got yourself a
cool new gig. That is a pretty
cool job. You get paid to listen
to music.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I guess you got a point. It
should get better for you too
though.
                                                            
                       AMY
I just can't wait till i finish
this semester so i can get out of
here.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Why this semester? Are you all
done then?
                                                            
                       AMY
Basically, I have been going to
school on and off for like five
            (MORE)

34.

                       AMY (cont'd)
years. I have switched my major
like 5 times, and now I am just
picking Sociology so I can hurry
up and graduate.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Sociology?
                                                            
                       AMY
It's the major with the least
amount of credit requirments.
                                                            
They start to laugh.
                                                            
                       AMY
Do you smoke?
                                                            
                       RICKY
No. Cigarettes are disgusting.
                                                            
                       AMY
Don't tell me your one of those
people.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Actually, I love cigarettes.
                                                            
Ricky goes into his pocket and grabs his pack of cigarettes
to offer one to Amy. Amy takes the cigarette and Ricky
lights it for her as he lights her cigarette she looks into
his eyes through the first wave of smoke. Then Ricky lights
his own, leaning back into his chair.
                                                            
                       AMY
I like them too. Smoking and
drinking coffee is the best
combination.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Their nice after meals too.
                                                            
                       AMY
I know. A nice big meal.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Thats why breakfast is my favorite
meal. You get the coffee and the
meal at once. It;s like killing
two birds with one stone.
                                                            
                       AMY
You smoke while your eating?
                                                            

35.

                       RICKY
No that's disgusting. My friend
Chris does though.
                                                            
Amy makes a yucky face. Ricky laughs. Amy blows out smoke.
                                                            
                       AMY
Cigarettes.(beat) Too bad they
kill us.
                                                            
                       RICKY
That's the only thing i hate about
them.(beat)Ya know, you figure
with all the technology and
science that we have today, that
someone can invent a healthy
cigarette.
                                                            
Amy starts giggling. She flicks her ash and sips her
espresso.
                                                            
                       AMY
I know it right? You should
patent the idea. maybe you'll be
rich someday off of it.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ya never know. The government
wants us all to kill ourselves so
that won't happen. I think i will
have a better chance with my
"remote control finder".
                                                            
                       AMY
Everyone loses the clicker.
                                                            
                       RICKY
That's right, so why not have a
stationary button to push that
locates the clicker.
                                                            
                       AMY
Maybe the guy who invented the
cordless phone locater thought of
that an patent it already.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Well, I bet im better looking then
him so it all works out.
                                                            
                       AMY
Probably.
                                                            

36.

They look at eachother and smile. Amy while looking at Ricky
notices the clock behind him which reads three fifteen, and
jumps up.
                                                            
                       AMY
Holy shit! I am sorry I have to
go. I still have to study and i
need to be at class by ten.
                                                            
Ricky jumps out of his seat all startled and puts his
cigarette out.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ok, well. Good thing for
espresso.
                                                            
                       AMY
I suppose. Anyways, it was very
nice talking to you. I am sure I
will see you at work again this
week.
                                                            
                       RICKY
ya, nice talking to you too. You
want me to walk you home?
                                                            
                       AMY
It's ok. I have a studio in that
building over there.
                                                            
Amy points across the street.
                                                            
                       RICKY
You sure?
                                                            
                       AMY
Positive. Finish your espresso.
You can watch me from here and
make sure I get in alright though.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Fair enough.
                                                            
Amy walks over to the door. Ricky half follows.
                                                            
                       AMY
OK then. Goodnight.
                                                            
Amy exits into the street.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Goodnight. And God Bless.
                                                            
 

37.

EXT. SHITTY NEIGHBORHOOD STREET CORNER - DAY
                                                            
Greger is on the corner with his gangs of lowlifes, a limo
screaches to them and two THUGS in their thirties grab
Greger and put him in the backseat of the limo.
                                                            
 
INT. LIMO - DAY
                                                            
Greger is in the middle of the two thus in the back of the
limo. Across from him is a older mafia-type guy, named
GINO. Gino pistol whips Greger.
                                                            
                       GINO
What the fuck do you mean, you
don't remember?
                                                            
                       GREGER
I was drunk. It happened so fast.
I dont know who did it. I opened
my door and the next thing i know
I was on the ground getting
stomped. After that I woke up and
my house was wrecked. when i went
upstairs, everything was gone.
                                                            
Gino slaps his face and points the gun at Gregers face.
                                                            
                       GINO
You stupid mother fucker. I
should kill you right here.
                                                            
The thugs grab Gregers arms. Greger squirms for his life.
                                                            
                       GREGER
Gino, no dont! I'll find out!
I'll do anything.
                                                            
Gino pulls back the hammer of the pistol.
                                                            
                       GINO
Fucking kid. You stupid fucking
kid.
                                                            
Gino smushes the pistol into Gregers face.
                                                            

38.

                       GINO
Two months. Two months. (beat)
Now thats a lot of time. You have
that much time to live. To live
two months is not that long to
live though. So there is no time
for haste. In two months I want
two of the following four items.
                                                            
Gino is still pointing the gun at Greger, who is shitting
himself.
                                                            
                       GINO
I want either all of my money or
all of my drugs back. And I want
whoever is responsible for this
dead. No exceptions. No excuses.
If neither of those three
requirements are not fulfilled
withing two months, then I will be
in the market for your life.
                                                            
Gino pulls the gun away from Greger. Greger sighs in relife.
                                                            
                       GINO
Am I Crystal?
                                                            
                       GREGER
Yes Gino! Two months. I won't let
you down.
                                                            
                       GINO
You already have. You have two
months to live as of now. It's up
to you to extend your life now.
                                                            
Gino waves his hands and the Thugs fling Greger out of the
car.
                                                            
 
INT. ALSKIES APARTMENT. - DAY
                                                            
Alskie is weighing and bagging up piles of weed and
mushrooms.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Gina!
                                                            
No one answers.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Giiiiinnnaaaa!
                                                            

39.

                       GINA (o.s.)
Quit yelling through walls.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Bring me in some baggies, baby!
                                                            
                       GINA (o.s.)
What?!!
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Will you get some more plastic
baggies?~!
                                                            
                       GINA
We don't have anymore!
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
That's why I am asking, will you
go get me some?
                                                            
Gina hustles into the room.
                                                            
                       GINA
Why don't you fucking get them
yourself?
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Because, I am need to figure out
how howch money i can make off of
all of this, so i can start
selling it.
                                                            
                       GINA
Figure it out when you get back
from the store.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Listen Mushroom-tits. Your cousin
handed us a goldmine, and i need
to figure out what we can make. On
top of that i need to figure out
how much i can make for him, so
since im doing all of this shit
work, will you get some fucking
baggies?
                                                            
                       GINA
I cant walk to the store like
this.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Will you fucking please go? Your
thuglife cousin is coming over in
            (MORE)

40.

                       ALSKIE (cont'd)
an hour and i need to figure this
shit out. Please!!
                                                            
Gina starts looking all over the room.
                                                            
                       GINA
Where are the fucking keys?
                                                            
Alskie throws Gina the keys to the apartment.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Thank you babycakes.
                                                            
                       GINA
Fuck off.
                                                            
Gina leaves the apartment.
                                                            
 
INT. ANTHONY'S CAR - NIGHT
                                                            
The car is parked in a Taco bell parking lot. Anthony and
Alskie are inside of the car eating gorditas.
                                                            
                       ANTHONY
so, you figure it out yet?
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Everything together after it is
sold is going to come to a hundred
grand.
                                                            
                       ANTHONY
Holy shit! Are you serious?
                                                            
Anthony stops picking through his food.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Ya there is so much. I have only
seen that many drungs in national
geographic.
                                                            
                       ANTHONY
You read national geographic?
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Only when I'm pulling one out
naked amazonian tribal ladies.
                                                            
Alskie laughs at his own joke. Anthony looks at him
disgusted.
                                                            

41.

                       ANTHONY
Dude your fucked. So how long
will it take you to get rid of
this shit you think?
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
I dunno, i can do most of it on my
own but I will need help. So I
will have your end in a month or
so id say. Then i can worry about
the rest on my own.
                                                            
                       ANTHONY
Sounds good, I would rather just
have it all at once. So have Gina
call me when you get it together.
                                                            
Anthony finishes his gordita and turns the car on to leave.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
O.k. Give me a month I'll get it
to you.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE BARRON - NIGHT
                                                            
Rob is seen opening the door and Ricky and Amy walk out.Rob
closes and locks the door knodding his head.
                                                            
 
EXT. CITY STREET - NIGHT
                                                            
Ricky and amy are walking down the street.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Its too bad when we get out of
work there is only like a half
hour to go anywhere else.
                                                            
                       AMY
It's ok. I don't even feel like
drinking tonight really.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ok. Well, you want me to walk you
home?
                                                            
                       AMY
Not really.
                                                            
Ricky throws amy a look of confusion.
                                                            

42.

                       AMY
Do we need people and alcohole in
order to have fun? Its friday
night. Lets walk.
                                                            
                       RICKY
We are doing just that now, aren't
we?
                                                            
                       AMY
We are!
                                                            
Amy wraps her arm around Rickey's for him to escort, and she
cuddles next to him. Ricky smiles and they walk on.
                                                            
                       RICKY
So, where are we going?
                                                            
                       AMY
Donde?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Si, Sinorita bonita.
                                                            
                       AMY
Wherever our cute little legs take
us to.
                                                            
                       RICKY
So, where do you plan on going
when you leave?
                                                            
                       AMY
i don't know, its a big world. i
just need to get out of here. i
feel stuck.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I don't know. I always wanted to
leave and see whats out there
myself, but where would i go? and
what would i do? You know what
your gonna do?
                                                            
                       AMY
I dunno maybe I'll go to France
and work in a vineyard picking
grapes. That seems like a cute
job.
                                                            
                       RICKY
A cute job. Do you speak french?
                                                            

43.

Looks at Ricky and smiles.
                                                            
                       AMY
No.
                                                            
                       RICKY
So how would they train you?
                                                            
Ricky smiles back.
                                                            
                       AMY
Who cares, all you need is a guy
to point at a vine and I will pick
some grapes and knod my head and
say "We.We."
                                                            
                       RICKY
I guess your right.
                                                            
                       AMY
Being away from here just doing
anything would be better than
staying here doing the same old
thing. I am no longer learning.
This environment has expired all
it has to offer for me. Im ready
to make a change.
                                                            
                       RICKY
As am I. As am I.
                                                            
 
EXT. BUS STOP. - NIGHT
                                                            
Amy and Ricky walk up to the bus stop and take a seat close
to eachother on the bench. Amy once again wraps her arm
around Ricky's and cuddles in closer.
                                                            
                       RICKY
So this is where our cute little
legs took us huh?
                                                            
                       AMY
      (in a play/baby
       voice)
Shut up! My feet are killing me.
                                                            
Amy puts her legs on top of Rickys.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Am i a futon all of a sudden?
                                                            

44.

                       AMY
No, you look like a Ricky.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Good. That's the look I am going
for. I think it will be in next
season.
                                                            
                       AMY
Well arent you the fashion plate.
                                                            
                       RICKY
What can I say? I have my ear to
the ground.
                                                            
Ricky strokes Amys leg and they both look at eachother
closely. their small movement move the bench they are on
and the bench makes a creaking, FART type of noise.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ooops. Excuse me. How
embarassising. In front of a lady
and all.
                                                            
Amy bursts out laughing and she bends over from laughter
putting her head on his chest/ stomach area. She controls
her laughter and pulls her head up to Ricky slowly as she
holds in laughs. Ricky looks down to see her moving towards
him. They meet half way and kiss for the first time. The
bus pulls up and the two continue kissing. The bus pulls
away and everything is quiet again. The bench makes the
fart noise again and they laugh in eachothers arms.
                                                            
 
INT. AMY'S STUDIO - DAY
                                                            
In the morning the both of them are in bed naked together
smoking pot.
                                                            
                       RICKY
You know what Rob said to me your
first night?
                                                            
                       AMY
If it is creepy I don't even want
to know.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I was looking at you right?
                                                            
                       AMY
Oh so you were the creep.
                                                            

45.

                       RICKY
You were too cute I really
couldn't help it. I was
enchanted.
                                                            
                       AMY
Aww. (beat)I hope your not trying
to weasel another blow job.
                                                            
Ricky play smacks her, and she plays back. They stop and
cuddle again.
                                                            
                       RICKY
No, but seriously.
                                                            
                       AMY
So you were checking me out?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ya. Rob told me that I remeinded
him of himself the first time he
saw his wife.
                                                            
                       AMY
Amy I getting that look now?
                                                            
                       RICKY
I don't think I can see you any
other way.
                                                            
                       AMY
O.K. one more blow job.
                                                            
                       RICKY
      (in a mexican
       accent)
Score.
                                                            
They laugh and nustle under the covers.
                                                            
 
INT. AT A SEEDY CLUB. - NIGHT
                                                            
Chris, Alskie, Tom and Ricky are all sitting at a rounded
booth.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Forget all that. Did you hit it or
what?
                                                            
                       RICKY
I'm not saying. I'll get shit all
night.
                                                            

46.

                       ALSKIE
The kid went Railskies!
                                                            
All four of them burst out laughing.
                                                            
                       TOM
Good for you buddy, I just hope
you were a rubber though.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
Ya, cause I gave her about four
diseases the night before you hit
it.
                                                            
They all start laughing again.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I knew it.
                                                            
Ricky sips his beer.
                                                            
                       TOM
      (to chris)
Thanks for stealing my joke
dickhead.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
So, when do we meet her?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Hopefully never.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Ya, cause she will probably leave
you for one of us.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Fuck off.
                                                            
A cocktail waitress comes over with a round of beers and
Ricky pays for the round.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Is this a dream?
                                                            
                       TOM
More like one in the making.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
That waitress was a little number.
                                                            
                       TOM
She was too.
                                                            

47.

                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
So where is she tonight?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Working.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
i didnt think hookers started to
hit the streets till after
midnight?
                                                            
                       RICKY
No thats only when your mothers
schedual not everyone elses.
                                                            
They burst out laughing again.
                                                            
                       TOM
      (to Alskie.)
He's got ya there kid.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
So guys, guys. I have some good
news too.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Whats that hotshot?
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
My new band got signed. They are
paying for our record, and in a
week we leave to go tour Japan and
Australia all expenses paid.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Are you fucking serious?
                                                            
Ricky almost drops his beer.
                                                            
                       TOM
That's fucking awsome.
Congradulations. You mother
fucker.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
You'll be fucking mad Japanese
hotties that are just fiening for
some American dick.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I can't believe that.
                                                            

48.

                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
I know. Its crazy right? Now I
can show the other side of the
World how much of a looser I am.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
wait a sec. Did you say you were
leaving in two weeks?
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
Ya why?
                                                            
                       RICKY
What the fuck?
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
What about the thing?
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
What thing?
                                                            
                       RICKY
The Thing!
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
Oh the thing. I didnt even think
of that.
                                                            
Alskie sips his beer and looks all pissed off.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
How am I going to do this now?
                                                            
                       TOM
Whats the thing?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ya what are you talking about?
                                                            
Alskie slams his beer and pushes his way out of the booth.
Chris jumps up to follow and the two leave talking in a
pissed off whisper.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
I'm fucked. You're fucking me soo
bad right now.
                                                            
                       TOM
What is that all about?-
                                                            
                       RICKY
      (almost takling to
       himself)
            (MORE)

49.

                       RICKY (cont'd)
I can't believe that mother
fucker's shitty band got signed,
and are about to tour the world.
                                                            
                       TOM
Shady shit with those two.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Who knows anymore?
                                                            
                       TOM
So, you like this girl huh?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Yes, but she is talking about
leaving so, I am trying not to get
too attached.
                                                            
                       TOM
Good idea. Where is she going?
                                                            
                       RICKY
She doesnt't know.
                                                            
                       TOM
You two sound like soulmates then.
                                                            
Ricky and Tom chuckle and drink.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Now I am going to loose my weed
connection while he plays shitty
music all over the world.
                                                            
                       TOM
His weed sucks anyways, who cares?
                                                            
                       RICKY
It's cheap and I sell what i don't
smoke to you and all the other
maggots i know at work and around
the way.
                                                            
                       TOM
So what? (beat) Is there more to
all of this than weed?
                                                            
                       RICKY
It's nothing. What time is it?
                                                            
                       TOM
Eleven fifty four. Still early,
relax.
                                                            

50.

                       RICKY
I need to use the phone.
                                                            
                       TOM
Who you calling?
                                                            
Ricky ignores him and scooches out of the booth to got to
the phone. Ricky passes Alskie and Chris who are at the bar
now.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
I told him one month it will be
all gone. There is absolutley now
way i can do this on my own. I'm
fucked.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
Im' sorry. I know. I am going
probably would have made more
money doing the thing, but this
record deal is priority.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Asshole. Twenty five thousand
dollars. One month. How much
will that tour pay you? You can
stay here and tour with your take.
Don't do this to me.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
I have to. I can't go on doing
this forever with nothing to look
forward to. I hate the fact that i
have to leave that money and fuck
you over, but i have to.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
You're fucking up. You are going
to regret this so badly.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
Well I can regret doing the thing
too.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Get the fuck out of my face.
                                                            
                       CRIZZLY CHRIS
Fuck you. Listen, I will give you
my connections so you can do it on
your own while I am gone. Just
keep the money.
                                                            

51.

                       ALSKIE
Of course im going to keep the
money. So tell me. Who are these
chumps? How is this going to work?
                                                            
Ricky walks past Alskie and Chris again back over to Tom.
                                                            
                       TOM
Pussy whipped already huh?
                                                            
                       RICKY
In all honesty, I would much
rather be with her than you guys
right now.
                                                            
Ricky grabs his jacket.
                                                            
                       TOM
AWW, thats cute. Whats this? Your
leaving now too? God.
                                                            
                       RICKY
In a few. I am meeting her after
work. I might stay over her house
again, she wants to go to the
beach tomorrow.
                                                            
                       TOM
In november?
                                                            
                       RICKY
We are just going to the south
shore to escape the city for the
day.
                                                            
                       TOM
Go. Just leave. Go.
                                                            
Ricky goes to scooch out of the booth.
                                                            
                       TOM
Dickhead, I wasn't serious.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Im out. Say bye to them for me, I
don't even want to hear it.
                                                            
                       TOM
Ya thanks for leaving me with
heckle and jeckle.
                                                            
Ricky laughs and shakes Tom's hand. He then sneeks his way
out of the club.
                                                            
 

52.

INT. CAR - DAY
                                                            
Amy is driving through suburban backroads, while Ricky packs
a bowl of weed in the passenger seat.
                                                            
                       RICKY
This car is a beater.
                                                            
                       AMY
Shut up I havent driven it in
weeks. Anyways it gets me from
point A to point B. Where is your
car?
                                                            
                       RICKY
I haven't driven since i got my
license.
                                                            
                       AMY
Then enjoy the ride.
                                                            
Ricky lights the bowl.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Well then. Where is point B?
Where are we going?
                                                            
                       AMY
Donde?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Si, Signorita Bonita.
                                                            
                       AMY
I dunno, hopefully someplace nice.
                                                            
Ricky passes the bowl to Amy.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Im all set, I dont smoke in the
daytime. I feel like I waste my
day if I do.
                                                            
Ricky goes to hit the bowl again.
                                                            
                       AMY
Don't smoke that in here.
                                                            
                       RICKY
You just saw me hit it though. Why
Didn't you say anything then?
                                                            

53.

                       AMY
I didnt care then. Anyways you
dont't need that shit now.You have
me.
                                                            
Ricky goes to light the bowl again. Amy slaps him and
smiles.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I was just joking.
                                                            
                       AMY
Wiseguy huh?
                                                            
Amy starts poking Ricky. The car starts to sway around the
road.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Okok. Stop, watch the road.
                                                            
                       AMY
Don't worry. I got it.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Women drivers.
                                                            
                       AMY
Hey, watch it Mister.
                                                            
                       RICKY
You are too cute. I want to put
you in my pocket.
                                                            
                       AMY
Knowing you, I would probably end
up in your boxers.
                                                            
                       RICKY
What a filthy mind for a lady.
Here I am telling you that your
cuter than an asian baby, and all
you do is think of smut.
                                                            
Amy starts to laugh.
                                                            
                       AMY
Ohh. Asian babies.
                                                            

54.

                       RICKY
No such thing as an ugly one.
(beat) There are plenty of
hideous caucasion and black
babies, but I have never seen an
ugly asian baby.
                                                            
                       AMY
You are out of your mind, kiddo.
That might be why I am keeping you
around.
                                                            
                       RICKY
      (in baby talk)
You better, little Chang.
                                                            
                       AMY
I will baby.
                                                            
they kiss eachother and almost get into an accident. Ricky
looks at Amy.
                                                            
                       AMY
Don't even say it.
                                                            
 
EXT. BEACHSIDE LUNCH SPOT. - DAY
                                                            
The car pulls into a parking space, at the luncheon and the
Ricky and Amy get out of the car. The two meet at one end
of the car and start kissing. They then walk into the
lunchoen.
                                                            
 
INT. BEACHSIDE LUNCHEON - DAY
                                                            
Amy and Ricky walk into an empty diner and seat themselves.
They pick up some menu's and an look around for someone who
is working.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Talk about the off season.
                                                            
                       AMY
I am getting the clams. I am dying
for seafood.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I am just going to get some french
fries. I hate seafood.
                                                            

55.

                       AMY
What would you do if you were
forced to live on a deserted
island then?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Jerk off, look for weed, and
probably starve, unless I could
kill a monkey or something to eat.
                                                            
                       AMY
A monkey?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Well is it a central American or
South East Asian Island?
                                                            
                       AMY
Forget it. Is there even anybody
here?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Im starting to have doubts.
                                                            
They start to look around the resturaunt.
                                                            
                       AMY
Hello anybody here?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Clam man?
                                                            
                       AMY
Shut up thats gross.
                                                            
                       RICKY
That's what he would be.
                                                            
                       AMY
How do you know it isn't a woman.
                                                            
The door of the luncheon opens and a FISHERMAN looking guy
walks inside with a bucket. Ricky shoots Amy a sarcastic
glance of validation.
                                                            
                       FISHERMAN
Have you two been here long?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Not really.
                                                            

56.

                       FISHERMAN
I am sorry. I dont normally have
customers this late in the off
season. I was out on the beach
digging some clams.
                                                            
Amy shoots Ricky a look similar to the one he just gave her.
                                                            
                       AMY
Sounds delicious.
                                                            
Later, the two are seen eating their food. Amy is eating
her fried clams and Ricky is eating his french fries.
                                                            
                       RICKY
These fries taste like clams.
                                                            
                       AMY
Ha.Ha.
                                                            
Amy looks at Ricky and eats a clam.
                                                            
                       AMY
These are so good.
                                                            
The Fisherman guy who has been listening the whole time
comes over.
                                                            
                       FISHERMAN
That's because i dig my own,
fresh, right out there everyday.
                                                            
He points to the beach.
                                                            
                       RICKY
From what I have been extracting
from these fries they seem
amazing.
                                                            
Amy kicks Ricky's foot.
                                                            
                       AMY
They are amazing, I love them.
                                                            
 
EXT. FRONT OF LUNCHEON AT THE BEACH - DAY
                                                            
The sun is setting in the background and the two walk passed
the car in the parking lot to the beach.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Oh. Mister Shiver Me Timbers. your
fresh clams are soo good.
                                                            

57.

                       AMY
Shut up they were. Why did you
have to start with that guy, he
was nice.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Well it would have been nice of
him to make me some french fries
that didn't taste like clams.
                                                            
You are lucky your are cute. Thats all I have to say.
                                                            
                       RICKY
What is that supposed to mean?
                                                            
Amy jumps up onto the seawall. The sun has gone completly
down now and night quickly approaches. Ricky prentends like
he is going to push her off.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Well? If I was ugly you wouldn't
want anything to do with me?
                                                            
                       AMY
Probably not. If I was ugly,
would you want to be with me?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Probably not.
                                                            
                       AMY
Good thing we are a couple of
cuties then.
                                                            
Amy jumps off the wall onto the beach. Ricky jumps up on
the wall and looks down to her.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Guess what?
                                                            
                       AMY
What?
                                                            
Ricky pulls out his bag of weed.
                                                            
                       RICKY
It's nightime.
                                                            
 

58.

EXT. BEACH - NIGHT
                                                            
Ricky and Amy are sitting barefoot on the beach looking at
the sea and the horizon.
                                                            
                       AMY
I wish I could be on the other
side of that ocean right now.
                                                            
                       RICKY
That would be nice.
                                                            
                       AMY
Well, lets get out of here. Let's
move to Europe. We can backpack
all over, and pick our favorite
city to live in.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I'll go. How could we do it
though?
                                                            
                       AMY
We both work, we can save like
everyone else.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Who saves? We live in America. We
spend.
                                                            
                       AMY
I have some money put away but not
much.
                                                            
                       RICKY
What about our expenses here? You
have to pay rent, and I am still
working on paying back my friends
and getting myself together.
                                                            
                       AMY
Our time will come. We will go. I
know it. Just like I knew we were
supposed to be together when I saw
you the first time.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I felt that too. It is wierd, how
you can just sense and affirm
things like that.
                                                            
They lay back and look at the stars.
                                                            

59.

                       RICKY
It is all so overwhelming.
                                                            
                       AMY
What? Life?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Well at times, but i was talking
about the sky. I am not used to
seeing all of these stars.
                                                            
                       AMY
It is beautiful. I feel like I
can just jump right into the sky
at any given moment.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I know. Just jump into it and let
it do whatever it wants to us. Put
me in orbit.
                                                            
                       AMY
We already are.
                                                            
Ricky turns to Amy appearing nervous.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I can't help it. I am sorry. But
I love you.
                                                            
                       AMY
Why be sorry? I love you too.
                                                            
The two kiss and then sigh smiling looking back up at the
ocean.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Is this too quick you think?
                                                            
                       AMY
I think it is too right.
                                                            
They cuddle in eachothers arms, pulling eachother closer.
                                                            
                       RICKY
The sea.
                                                            
                       AMY
Its so quiet.
                                                            
Ricky smiles and continues to look out at the ocean.
                                                            
 

60.

EXT. CITY STREET - NIGHT
                                                            
Greger and his friend STUBS are beating the shit out of a
random GUY.
                                                            
                       GREGER
You better find out, I know you
know, you mother fucker.
                                                            
                       STUBS
Lets get out of here. The cops
might come.
                                                            
They leave the guy there unconsious and run off into the
street.
                                                            
                       STUBS
We have beat up every piece of
shit in the neighborhood. I can't
believe you don't know who did
this to you. Who else is there to
beat?
                                                            
Greger punches Stubs in the face and continues running down
the street.
                                                            
                       GREGER
You.
                                                            
 
INT. AMY'S STUDIO - DAY
                                                            
Amy is in the bathroom throwing up, while Ricky runs around
the house trying to get ready.
                                                            
                       RICKY
So, you're not working tonight i
take it.
                                                            
                       AMY
Oh God I think im going to die.
                                                            
                       RICKY
It was those fresh clams from
yesterday. I'll tell Rob that you
are sick.
                                                            
Ricky motions to leave.
                                                            
                       AMY
Ok.
                                                            
Amy pukes into the toilet
                                                            

61.

                       AMY
Wait. Don't I get a kiss?
                                                            
Ricky looks at her with a foot out the door.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Umm?
                                                            
He runs over and kisses her forehead.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Bye baby. Try to rest.
                                                            
 
INT. THE BARRON - NIGHT
                                                            
Ricky is seen working behind the bar once again. It is a
slow night and is just a local jazz band playing. Ricky
runs up to the soundbooth to check the levels real quick
then comes back down behind the bar. He starts to polish a
glass. Then he sees Alskie make his way to the bar.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Rico Suave. Que pasa amigo?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Nada pinche bandejo.
                                                            
The two shake hands and Alskie takes a seat at the bar.
                                                            
                       RICKY
What are you having?
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
What do they have you doing
everything in here now?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Basically.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
I am in the mood for a manly
cocktail. Let me get a saphire
tonic.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Like a gentleman?
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Like a gentleman.
                                                            
Ricky starts to make the drink. Alskie starts looking
around.
                                                            

62.

                       ALSKIE
It's dead in here tonight huh?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Well it is Monday. (beat) Why are
you out anyways?
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
I just got into a fight with Gina,
and i had to leave before i ripped
her face off her head.
                                                            
Ricky laughs, and hands Alskie his drink.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
I just came here to see you and
pipe it down a little.
                                                            
Alskie reaches into his pocket for money.
                                                            
                       RICKY
On the house boss.
                                                            
Alskie throws down ten dollars.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Well thats your tip.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Thanks bro.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
So where is your chick. Doesn't
she work here too?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ya, she called in sick today.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Sick of seeing you?
                                                            
Ricky shrugs.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Listen, Ricky I need to talk to
you for a minute.
                                                            
Ricky leans on bar to listen.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Go ahead, get it out.
                                                            

63.

                       ALSKIE
I need your help with something.
                                                            
                       RICKY
What? You didn't do anything
stupid right?
                                                            
Ricky backs off from the bar.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
You wanna make thirty thousand
dollars in five days?
                                                            
The random barflies look over at them. Ricky motions to
silenve Alskie.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Not here. Can we talk about this
after i get out?
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Is that a yes?
                                                            
                       RICKY
It's a "not right now" come back
at two or wait here till then,
just keep quiet. Is this "the
thing" from the other night?
                                                            
Alskie finishes his drink and throws down more money on the
bar. He get up to leave.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
I'll talk to you after work.
                                                            
Ricky watches Alskie leave, then looks up to watch the band.
                                                            
 
INT. AMY'S STUDIO - NIGHT
                                                            
Amy is sleeping in bed with all of the lights and T.V. on.
There is an OBNOXUIOUS KNOCK herad at the door.
                                                            
                       RICKY (o.s)
Amy. Open up.
                                                            
Amy drags herself out of bed and unlocks the door. Ricky
bursts in and kisses her passionatly. Amy pushes him away.
                                                            
                       AMY
Stop. I have been throwing up all
day and i feel gross right now.
                                                            

64.

                       RICKY
You ready?
                                                            
                       AMY
No I am not in the mood. Not
tonight.
                                                            
She gets back under the covers.
                                                            
                       RICKY
No, not that you dirty minded
woman. You ready to backpack
around Europe?
                                                            
                       AMY
What do you mean? How?
                                                            
                       RICKY
I was offered an opportunity
today, that I would have to be
retarded to turn down.
                                                            
                       AMY
Shady boy. What? What is it?
                                                            
                       RICKY
One week. Three runs. Selling
some weight, to some of Chris's
friends for Alskie.
                                                            
                       AMY
Oooo. Mr. Drug dealer man. Fuck
that. You have a job, thats
stupid. We don't need to go that
bad.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Thirty thousand dollars. All of
the kids I unload it to are
harmless anyways. Rich college
kids.
                                                            
                       AMY
That's a lot of money.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I know.
                                                            
                       AMY
Give me a cigarette.
                                                            
Ricky hands her a butt. And sits down watching for her
approval.
                                                            

65.

                       RICKY
With all that money, we can pay to
get there, travel around, have
fun, and be comfortable while
trying to figure out what we will
do.
                                                            
                       AMY
Are you going to do this
regardless of what I say?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Well I am doing it for us.
                                                            
                       AMY
What if you get caught?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Trust me. Its mushrooms and weed.
Cops have better things to worry
about. (beat) It is just a lot of
mushrooms and weed.
                                                            
                       AMY
I dunno baby?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Well I won't do it if you don't
want me to.
                                                            
Amy pauses and looks around the room for a second.
                                                            
                       AMY
When will you have to start?
                                                            
                       RICKY
A week from tonight. I would have
to meet Alskie again to get the
specific details, and the
business. Then each day for that
week I go on a run.
                                                            
                       AMY
This sounds wicked shady.
                                                            
                       RICKY
It is to a degree, but think about
what we can do with all of that
money. We can see the world
together.
                                                            
                       AMY
Kiss me.
                                                            

66.

The two kiss and role under the covers.
                                                            
                       AMY
You better be careful.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Think I can keep the stuff here?
                                                            
                       AMY
Here? No. There is no place to
hide it. I don't want a part in
this. This is your thing.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I'll have to hide it at my Mom's
then.
                                                            
                       AMY
How can you do that?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Its just for a week where else can
I put it? I'm getting it all on
Friday. I need to keep it
somewhere.
                                                            
                       AMY
I don't have a good feeling about
this.
                                                            
                       RICKY
In two weeks we will be on a train
in Europe. Think about it.
                                                            
 
INT. GINA'S HOUSE. - DAY
                                                            
Alskie is stuffing a king size mattress with pounds of
mushrooms and pot. Gina is laying on the packed end of the
mattress. Ricky is trying to help Alskie.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Whatever doesn't fit in here we
will put in a suitcase. This
should be all set though.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Let's try to get it all in here.
                                                            
They push and squeeze a thick bag inside the mattress.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
That it?
                                                            

67.

                       RICKY
I think so.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
      (to gina)
Hey! Time to get up gorgous we
have some shit to do.
                                                            
                       GINA
Ya I hear ya, I am getting up, you
don't have to yell.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Let's do without the guff woman!
                                                            
                       GINA
I don't want to be near you or
your stupid mattress right now.
                                                            
                       RICKY
You two are unbelieveable.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Relax Max. Just cause you have a
girlfriend now, doesnt make you a
relationship afficianatto.
                                                            
                       GINA
Ricky's gotta girlfriend. La la
laa la la.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Oh god.
                                                            
Alskie is trying to stitch up the mattress.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Hey get on this thing, I cant get
it to close.
                                                            
Ricky puts his knee at the corner that Alskie is trying to
stitch. Gina is just hanging around watching them.
                                                            
                       GINA
So, do you love her Ricky?
                                                            
Alskie looks up at Ricky.
                                                            
                       RICKY
She is wicked cool. I think I
might.
                                                            

68.

                       ALSKIE
Fucking pussy, its been like a
month.
                                                            
Gina hits Alskie.
                                                            
                       GINA
Shut up, its nice.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
OK. Got it, get up.
                                                            
Ricky an Alskie get up and pull the mattress up.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
You ready to get this out to your
car fagbait?
                                                            
                       RICKY
You think this will fit on top of
that shitbox?
                                                            
They look out of the window at the car on the street.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
It's gonna have to.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUT IN FRONT OF GINA'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Alskie and Ricky are trying to pull the mattress out of the
door to get to the steps. Greger is seen walking by Gina's
house.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Hey? Buddy? Can you help us get
this out of here?
                                                            
                       GREGER
Fuck you.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Talk about a friendly
neighborhood.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
I'd beat the shit out of that guy,
if this mattress was actually just
a mattress. (beat) Scumbag.
                                                            
They keep pulling harder and harder. Finally the mattress
bursts out of the doorway and falls on Alskie.
                                                            

69.

                       RICKY
Come on buddy, quit horsing
around, lets get this on top of
the car.
                                                            
Alskie pushes the mattress off of himself and shoots Ricky a
death look. They pick it up and walk the mattress down the
stairs onto the roof oth the car.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
      (yelling to the
       house)
Gina!
                                                            
                       GINA
      (Yelling from
       inside)
What?!
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Bring out some twine.
                                                            
Ricky lights up a cigarette. Alskie looks at him and does
the same.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
So you know what your doing on
Monday right? You'll be all set?
You have the contact info and
everything?
                                                            
                       RICKY
I'll be ok. What should I do when
it is over?
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
We go meet the dude, pay him his
money and keep ours. I am still
working on my half, and you are
taking the rest.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I see. But after this the deals
and this week is over why can't i
just keep my money and just pay
you? I don't want to pay this
stranger drugdealer man.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Relax, that's what I am going to
have you do.
                                                            
Gina runs down the stairs with string in her hand.
                                                            

70.

                       GINA
Is this it?
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
That's it. I'm impressed. Good
girl.
                                                            
Alskie goes to kiss Gina. Then he tosses Ricky one end of
the string and they start to tie the mattress to the roof.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Think this will be safe?
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
Your just taking a mattress to
your Mom's house.
                                                            
                       GINA
That seems like a dumb idea just
looking at it. Why not put it in
the trunk?
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
What the mattress?
                                                            
                       RICKY
It wouldn't all fit and it's too
dangerous.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
You need to get your head examined
sweatheart.
                                                            
                       GINA
You need to get your head
examined.
                                                            
Gina storms back up the stairs and Ricky and Alskie finish
securing the mattress on the roof.
                                                            
                       ALSKIE
O.k. So Call me Monday night and
let me know how you make out. Make
sure you hang on to all the money
you get, till everything is gone.
                                                            
Alskie goes to shake Ricky's hand.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I got it. We'll work it out when
its gone.
                                                            
Ricky gets into his car. Alskie knocks on the window.
                                                            

71.

                       ALSKIE
The Thing.
                                                            
Alskie puts his thumbs up. Ricky returns the signal and
turns the car on.
                                                            
                       RICKY
The Thing.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE BARRON - NIGHT
                                                            
Ricky pulls in fromt of the Barron in Amy's car with the
mattress on top. Rob pokes his head out and waves. Amy soon
comes out and approaches the car.
                                                            
                       AMY
What's up with the mattress?
                                                            
Amy enters the car.
                                                            
 
INT. AMY'S CAR - NIGHT
                                                            
                       RICKY
Oh, That's the thing.
                                                            
                       AMY
The Thing?
                                                            
Ricky pulls of to drive to his mothers.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ya. I'm bring it to my mothers.
                                                            
                       AMY
The thing?
                                                            
                       RICKY
No, the mattress. (beat) Yes, the
Thing.
                                                            
                       AMY
Oh. I get it. (beat) Who's dumb
idea was it to use the mattress?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Mine and Alskie's.
                                                            
                       AMY
Your right i don't think I wanna
meet your friends. (beat) Why
not put it in the trunk?
                                                            

72.

                       RICKY
Mucho piquito. It won't all fit
in the trunk of this shitbox.
                                                            
                       AMY
Shut up, i love my little car.
(beat) So,your bringing this to
your mothers?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ya, I technically live there
still.
                                                            
                       AMY
What about the Thing?
                                                            
                       RICKY
It's a mattress.
                                                            
                       AMY
So are you taking me to meet your
Mommy too?
                                                            
Ricky puts his hand on Amy's leg.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Yes you are going to meet my Mom.
I hope your ready.
                                                            
                       AMY
You never tell me anything about
your father.
                                                            
                       RICKY
He passed away. Accident on the
job.
                                                            
                       AMY
Oh. I...
                                                            
                       RICKY
      (interuppting)
Don't be sorry. Whe our number up
our numbers up. We can prevent
our number. We are in queue.
                                                            
The both drive in silence for a few.
                                                            
                       AMY
So, your its just you and your
Mom?
                                                            

73.

                       RICKY
Ya. But she has the ladies in the
neighborhood, my Aunts and shit
like that. It's been years
anyways. We both adapted. I love
her to death. I wouldn't leave her
if she wasn't ok.
                                                            
                       AMY
She is all alone at night though.
                                                            
                       RICKY
We all are.
                                                            
 
INT. RICKY'S MOTHERS HOUSE. - NIGHT
                                                            
Ricky's MOM, a younger looking woman is playing cards and
drinking coffee with Ricky's AUNT. DOORBELL is heard ringing
over and over again. Ricky's Mom gets up to answer the
door. She opens the door to Ricky holding the mattress with
Amy out of site.
                                                            
                       MOM
What are you doing with that
thing? You staying back here
again?
                                                            
Ricky tugs the mattress through the door.
                                                            
                       RICKY
No Mah, I just need to leave this
thing here for like a week. I'll
put it in my room.
                                                            
Amy is now unblocked from the mattress. Ricky is trying to
shuffle the mattress to his room. Amy walks in. Ricky
leans the mattress on the wall and runs over to his mother.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Oh Mah. This is Amy. Amy this is
my Mommy.
                                                            
                       AMY
Hello. Nice to meet you.
                                                            
                       MOM
Hi. Nice to meet you. You are
just adorable. I don't know how
you ended up with Ricky.
                                                            
Ricky fake punches his Mom.
                                                            

74.

                       RICKY
Hey. What a thing to say. Your
supposed to help the situation.
                                                            
                       MOM
She knew I was kidding. So did
you, wiseguy.
                                                            
She pokes at his stomach as she walks back into the kitchen.
                                                            
                       MOM
You want some coffee or anything?
                                                            
Ricky motions for Amy to follow him. He take the mattress
with him up the stairs.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ya, a beer would be great Mah.
                                                            
                       MOM
Amy?
                                                            
                       AMY
I'll have coffee please.
                                                            
Ricky and Amy enter Ricky's room, which is cluttered with
novels, video's, and records. Ricky adjusts the mattress
and they both walk downstairs.
                                                            
 
EXT. RICKY'S MOTHERS HOUSE. - NIGHT
                                                            
The front door of opens and Ricky, Amy, and Ricky's Mom are
seen in the doorway.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ok. Mah, I'll be back soon.
                                                            
Ricky kisses his Mom. Amy follows and does the same with a
coffee cup in hand.
                                                            
                       AMY
Nice, meeting you again.
                                                            
                       MOM
You too. I'll see you two later
now. Be safe. Love you.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Luv ya too Mah.
                                                            
Ricky and Amy walk down to the car. Ricky's Mom waves to
them from the doorstep.
                                                            
 

75.

EXT. RICKY'S MOTHERS HOUSE. - DAY
                                                            
Ricky is seen walking out of his mothers house to Amy's car
with three dufflebags. He puts the duffle bags into the
trunk, gets into the car and drives off.
                                                            
 
EXT. IN FRONT OF A COLLEGE CAMPUS IN THE CITY - DAY
                                                            
Ricky pulls in front of the dorm and take the duffel bags
out of the trunk to bring inside. Ricky appears to be
nervous as he walks into the building.
                                                            
 
INT. DORM BUILDING - DAY
                                                            
Ricky walks into the entrance a GUARD is at the door.
                                                            
                       GUARD
I need to see you id sir.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Oh actually im here to visit a
friend.
                                                            
                       GUARD
Name and room number?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Hippie Jim 417.
                                                            
                       GUARD
Hippy Jim huh? 417? I don't
understand you kids.
                                                            
                       GUARD
Hippy Jim huh? 417? I don't
understand you kids.
                                                            
He looks at the room list.
                                                            
                       GUARD
417 James Stills?
                                                            
The guard picks up the phone to ring the room.
                                                            
                       GUARD
      (On phone)
Mr. Stills? A ..?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ricky Escolta.
                                                            

76.

                       GUARD
Richard Escolta is here.
                                                            
The guard hangs up the phone and gives Ricky a visitor pass.
When Ricky walks passed The guard he sees the duffel bags
and stares at Ricky until he is out of sight.
                                                            
 
INT. DORM ROOM - DAY
                                                            
HIPPY JIM is laying down on his bed listening to NICK DRAKE
smoking weed. He is blowing his hits through a empty towl
roll with a laundry softener at the end of it. The door
KNOCKS. Jim gets up to answer the door.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Hey whats up man?
                                                            
Ricky is at the doorway appearing clammy and nervous.
                                                            
                       HIPPIE JIM
Hey, bro. I'm Jim.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ricky. So you all set with
everything?
                                                            
                       HIPPIE JIM
Ya man.
                                                            
                       RICKY
We gonna do this right here?
                                                            
                       HIPPIE JIM
Sure. Relax man, sit down.
                                                            
                       RICKY
That guard was looking at me all
suspicious cause I asked for Hippy
Jim. I was just joking. Anyways
thats the name I was given.
                                                            
                       HIPPIE JIM
Cool man. He is too lazy to leave
the booth, don't worry bro. Be
cool bro, here smoke this joint.
                                                            
Ricky grabs the joint and sits down on a bed.
                                                            
                       HIPPIE JIM
So, your friends with Chris?
                                                            

77.

                       RICKY
Ya.
                                                            
                       HIPPIE JIM
That's pretty righteous that he is
going on tour. You know the deal
and all that?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ya. It's cool. Anyways, you have
all the money together?
                                                            
Jim walks into his closet. He uncovers a safe. he unlocks
the safe and pulls out a sock with a money roll inside.
                                                            
                       HIPPIE JIM
It's all there. I don't fuck with
Chis and I wouldn't fuck with one
of his friends bro.
                                                            
                       RICKY
That's a good mentality. And I'm
on the same wave, so since we have
a grasp n the situation.(beat)
                                                            
Ricky hold the bags toward Jim putting his hand out for the
sock. Jim hands Ricky the sock, Ricky takes it and hands the
bags over to Jim. Jim grabs the bags and opens them in his
closet. he starts counting the bags out loud.
                                                            
                       HIPPIE JIM
Eleven and Twelve. Cool. You try
these shrooms yet?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Nah the last time I ate those
things I thought I was a cackling
madman fighting waves in the
ocean.
                                                            
Ricky hands the joint over to Jim. Ricky puts his hand in
the sock and pulls out the money. He fishes through it,
half counting while skimming the roll.
                                                            
                       RICKY
So I can trust you enough to count
this at home?
                                                            
                       HIPPIE JIM
What? Oh ya man ya.
                                                            
                       RICKY
O.K. Good.
                                                            

78.

                       HIPPIE JIM
And I can trust you that will all
weight out?
                                                            
                       RICKY
You can.
                                                            
                       HIPPIE JIM
Cool.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Im not really into Hippy Shit but
this record is great. I bought
this a while ago, I haven't played
it in years. It's weird your
listening to this.
                                                            
                       HIPPIE JIM
Ya man. Growth and Destruction.
                                                            
                       RICKY
That's life. Salute.
                                                            
The exchange the joint again.
                                                            
 
INT. THE BARRON - NIGHT
                                                            
Ricky bursts into the Barron. Amy is serving drinks and Rob
is behind the bar.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Sorry Rob I had some errands to
run.
                                                            
                       ROB
Your lucky there aren't any bands
tonight. Go to my office and take
car of those bookings for me. Then
come up here and help me at the
bar.
                                                            
                       RICKY
O.K. boss.
                                                            
 
INT. THE BARRON OFFICE - NIGHT
                                                            
Ricky in the office taking care of the bands that need to be
booked in the schedule. Amy walks in and gives Ricky a
kiss.
                                                            

79.

                       AMY
How did you make out?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Almost too easy. Let's start
packing tonight.
                                                            
                       AMY
This is crazy I can't believe we
are doing this. It's like in the
movies. What's the next one all
about?
                                                            
                       RICKY
I dunno? Some rich kid. I'm told
he likes to be a big shot, so I am
unloading most of my weight with
this guy.
                                                            
                       AMY
A harmless rich kid or a powerful
one?
                                                            
                       RICKY
You sound like a woman in a
samurai movie.
                                                            
                       AMY
Shut up.
                                                            
                       RICKY
      (In an Asian
       accent)
Harmless or powerful?
                                                            
Rob busts into the office.
                                                            
                       ROB
Hey? I pay you to work. Not have
kids. Let's get out there.
                                                            
They all exit the office.
                                                            
 
INT. RICKY'S MOTHERS HOUSE- RICKY'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Ricky is places all of his money in a tackle box inside his
closet. He moves the mattress around and picks up a
cumbersome box. He struggles while lifting it out of the
room. He walks down the stairs, out to the door.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Later Mah, Love ya.
                                                            

80.

                       MOM
Bye honey.
                                                            
 
EXT. RICKY'S MOTHERS HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Ricky looks at Amy's small car then at his huge box.
                                                            
                       RICKY
A box in a shitbox.
                                                            
 
INT. AMY'S CAR-RICKY SOLO - DAY
                                                            
Ricky is driving down the street, squished by he big box.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE RICH KID'S ESTATE - DAY
                                                            
Ricky pulls up in front of an enormous old fashion New
England Mansion. He looks up at the estate, and parks the
car. Ricky gets out of the car and tries to pull the box
out.
                                                            
 
INT. THE RICH KID'S ESTATE - DAY
                                                            
A couple of young men are chasing each other around in their
underwear DOORBELL rings a piece of a symphony and a SERVANT
answers the door. Ricky is at the door all sweaty and out
of breathe with the beat up box in his hands.
                                                            
                       SERVANT
May I help you Sir?
                                                            
                       RICKY
I am here to speak with Benjamin.
                                                            
Ricky sees one of the young men in their underwear run past
the Servant in the background.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Oh, maybe I have the wrong house.
                                                            
Ricky goes to turn away back down the stairs.
                                                            
                       SERVANT
Benjamin? Your guest have
arrived.
                                                            
Ricky turns around and BENJAMIN who is only in his boxer
shorts comes to the door.
                                                            

81.

                       BENJAMIN
Oh marvelous! Fun! Fun! Come.
come.
                                                            
Benjamin pulls Ricky's arm.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Your Benjamin?
                                                            
Another half naked man appears behind Benjamin and tickles
him.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
Oh Stop it. Yes I am Benjamin.
Come in silly.
                                                            
Ricky hesitates then goes to grab the box to bring inside.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
Wait. Is that it in there?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Yes. All in one shot.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
How clever. Well. Pick it up and
bring it in. Charles!(the
servant) Assist him please.
                                                            
They pull the box inside the house. Ricky is amazed by the
house.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Wow. This place is amazing. When
was this place built,
Mid-nineteenth century?
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
A long long time ago. At the dawn
of the industrial revolution a man
erected a textile plant. With his
profits he erected this fine piece
of architecture, which has been
handed down for over one hundred
years to decendents like myself.
                                                            
FRANCIS the other half naked man starts touching Benjamin.
Ricky looks away horrified.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Will his decedents erect anything
else.
                                                            

82.

Benjamin slaps Francis.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
Oh, stop it you frisky devil.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
      (to Ricky)
I apologize, this man who isn't
behaving is Francis.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Why hello there.
                                                            
Ricky nods at him.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
Well then, Francis from the look
of our friends box here. I think
we will be having some fun on the
beach tonight.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
It's too chilly silly.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
Oh be a man.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
That was never my fortay.
                                                            
They all laugh. Ricky looks unsettled still.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
      (to Ricky)
Let's go into the lounge and get
you all squared away now my
friend.
                                                            
Ricky goes to pick up the box.
                                                            
                       RICKY
You can leave it there. Come with
us.
                                                            
Ricky hesitates, then follows them up the stairs into the
lounge. The lounge resembles an opium den,with a very laid
back Asian look to it.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
Would you like a cocktail?
                                                            
                       RICKY
I'm ok thank you.
                                                            

83.

Benjamin goes into a glass cabinet and pulls out some scotch
and pours three glasses. Francis lays down on the chez
lounge. Ricky remains standing. Benjamin hands a drink to
Ricky and another to Francis.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
Salute. Ladies and gentlemen.
                                                            
They all raise their glasses and drink.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
You know people in this world have
no idea.
                                                            
Benjamin starts to walk around the room.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
People are scared to know
themselves. People are scared to
be themselves. We destroy the
earth that has made us. The earth
that created us as its brain. The
earth made us and it will take us
away, and engulfs us again just
like an amoeba engulfs bacteria.
We lay inferior to this universe
but we think we know. Even when
we have no idea, we think we know.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
I love it when you get like this.
You are so sexy when your
speaking.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
      (to Ricky)
Do you understand what I am trying
to say to you?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Yes. I feel that way most of the
time actually.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
Good. That is good. I'd like to
make a toast. A toast to our
confusion.
                                                            
They raise their glasses again.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
And from this confusion, we create
an illusion. So let us toast. Let
            (MORE)

84.

                       BENJAMIN (cont'd)
our confusion continue to bind the
universe.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Salute.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Well said Benjamin. Well said.
                                                            
                       RICKY
      (sarcastically)
Here. Here.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
Charles! Oh Charles. Will you
bring in the envelope on Papa's
desk in the study?
                                                            
                       SERVANT (Charles)
Yes, sir.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
      (to Ricky)
What are you going to do with
yourself when you leave this
estate today?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Meet my girlfriend.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
He has been dying to say that.
Don't worry, we don't bite. Your
not my type anyways.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Whatever. I have no problem with
what you guys do. I am just
answering the question honestly.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
Why what do "us guys" do?
                                                            
Charles walks in with the envelope and hands it to Benjamin.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Never mind you are just
misinterputig me.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
Ahh. Interpretation.
Communication. Language. They
exist in this world just like the
            (MORE)

85.

                       BENJAMIN (cont'd)
wind. They are here in this world
but we cannot hold them or see
them, yet they guide us through
life and attach us to one another.
                                                            
Ricky slams the rest of his drink.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
Oh the torment we must have just
put you through my friend. Shall
we pay the man for his duties
Francis?
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
I don't know does he feel worthy?
                                                            
                       RICKY
It doesn't matter how i feel, I
can bring that box back home with
me.
                                                            
Francis makes a cat snarl noise.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
Your a feisty one. I like you. I
believe this envelope belongs to
you.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Grazie.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
Prego.
                                                            
                       RICKY
It's all in here?
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
The same price to the dollar, that
the man on the phone told me.
Chris's friend.
                                                            
                       RICKY
OK. It seems big enough. I
believe you. You are going to
give me a speech regardless.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
No, I am all done torturing you my
dear friend. Thank you for your
services.
                                                            

86.

                       RICKY
OK buddy. I'll speak life with
you gentlemen again sometime
hopefully.
                                                            
                       BENJAMIN
Ciao!
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Cheerio.
                                                            
Ricky exits the Mansion and Benjamin and Francis starts to
chase each other through the house again.
                                                            
 
INT. AMY'S STUDIO - DAY
                                                            
Ricky is on the phone with Alskie.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Dude these guys were relentlessly
H-mo. I felt like I was in the
twighlight zome, or something.
                                                            
Ricky listens and laughs.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ya it was weird, but other than
that, everything has been going
smooth.
                                                            
Ricky listens in to Alskie again. Amy walks in and kisses
Ricky.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ya, he was a cool shit, but these
guys today were nutty.
                                                            
Ricky motions to Amy that he will be a second and listens to
Alskie.
                                                            
                       RICKY
OK so the rest will go to DJ?
(beat) At the party? Will that be
ok? (beat) Alright dude, if you
say so.
                                                            
Amy jumps on the bed trying to get attention.
                                                            

87.

                       RICKY
OK then. I'll talk to you later
then bro. OK, Ill call you on
Saturday to figure out where I can
give you the loot. (beat)OK. Bye.
                                                            
Ricky hangs up the phone and Amy plops herself down on the
bed.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Harmless rich.
                                                            
                       AMY
It went ok then?
                                                            
                       RICKY
I guess you can say that.
                                                            
                       AMY
When is this all over?
                                                            
                       RICKY
I need to drop the rest off at a
loft party on Friday night. We
can leave after we pay Alskie his
money on saturday.
                                                            
                       AMY
I can't believe we are really
going. I'm starting to get
excited.
                                                            
                       RICKY
So am I. It's almost over. One
more to go.
                                                            
                       AMY
What are we going to tell Rob?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Nothing. I'm sure he would
understand.
                                                            
                       AMY
I suppose your right. We will
send him a postcard from Paris.
He'll like that.
                                                            
Ricky pulls Amy close to him.
                                                            
                       RICKY
You wanna go to a party on Friday?
                                                            

88.

                       AMY
I have to work.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Oh man. That sucks. I'll see if
Tom wants to go with me then.
                                                            
                       AMY
You better behave Mister.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Oh I will my fair lady.
                                                            
The two kiss and roll around the bed.
                                                            
 
EXT. CITY STREET - NIGHT
                                                            
Greger and some of his friends are walking down the street
drinking beers pissed off and rowdy. They then walk passed
another group of street punks, who are smoking weed on the
stoop of a building.
                                                            
                       GREGER
Oh we're smoking weed now are we?
Give me a hit of that.
                                                            
Greger pulls the joint out of the punks hand and puffs it.
He looks at his friends and knods at them. The other Group
of punks seem pissed off and get on guard.
                                                            
                       GREGER
Tastes familiar Stubs.
                                                            
Greer smiles.
                                                            
                       PUNK #1
What the fuck man. Give me back my
joint, you can buy some off me if
you want it so bad.
                                                            
                       GREGER
You know, I might just do that.
You guys know where I can get any
mushrooms either?
                                                            
Greger hands back the joint.
                                                            
                       GREGER
Ya dude, we just got a bunch of
them of this guy if you want some?
                                                            

89.

Greger then punches Punk#1 int the face, and the rest of
Gregers friends hold back the other punks. Greger continues
punching the punk in the face.
                                                            
                       GREGER
Who did you get them from? Tell
me his fucking name or I'll wash
your face with the sidewalk.
                                                            
Gregers crew and the other punks start fighting
uncontrollably. Greger is still punching the punk.
                                                            
                       GREGER
The name, tell me the name.
                                                            
 
INT. AT THE LOFT PARTY - NIGHT
                                                            
Ricky and Tom are in the midst of a people packed into a
room dancing. There is performance art in one corner of
the loft and in the other corner people are painting a huge
canvas that everyone at the party is contributing too. Ricky
and Tom are both bobbing their heads in unison to the BEAT
of the music. Ricky keeps looking over to the DJ for a good
time to approach him.
                                                            
                       TOM
How is it I always let you drag me
to these parties.
                                                            
                       RICKY
It's a fucking bender, relax and
enjoy yourself.
                                                            
                       TOM
What are we doing here in the
first place?
                                                            
                       RICKY
We are out to have fun, for my
last day in Boston.
                                                            
                       TOM
What are you talking about?
                                                            
                       RICKY
I am leaving tomorrow to go to
Eurpoe for a few months with Amy.
                                                            
                       TOM
You haven't even been with her for
two months yet.
                                                            

90.

                       RICKY
So?
                                                            
                       TOM
You haven't even introduced her to
me.
                                                            
                       RICKY
You'll meet her eventually.
                                                            
                       TOM
Not for a few months at least.
Where is she tonight?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Working. She is getting my
paycheck for me too.
                                                            
                       TOM
How are you going to afford all of
this?
                                                            
                       RICKY
I've been saving.
                                                            
                       TOM
You must have made a lot of money
in three months.
                                                            
Ricky looks over at the DJ again and notices he is taking a
break.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I did ok.
                                                            
                       TOM
You are a shady dude. I've known
you for years and you get more
shady by the day. Creepshow.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Go fuck yourself.
                                                            
                       TOM
I am going to have to, there isn't
a decent piece of ass at this
party.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I'll be right back, I wanna say
whats up to the DJ, I think I know
him.
                                                            

91.

                       TOM
Can we leave after that?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ya, sure. I'll be right back.
                                                            
Ricky runs over to the DJ booth and taps the DJ to get his
attention.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Hey, whats up man. I'm Chris'
friend. Ricky.
                                                            
They shake hands.
                                                            
                       DJ
Oh nice man. I have been looking
for you all night. (beat) So are
we all set?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Yup. All set.
                                                            
                       DJ
Nice, I am going to get this party
all fucked up then. Set them
dancing to the beat while tripping
in the heat.
                                                            
Ricky smiles.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Nice one.
                                                            
                       DJ
You have it here?
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ya. No. Well ya, it's in my car
outside.
                                                            
                       DJ
Ok, lets do this, i gotta get back
to my set, and get this shit
flying around the party. You
parked far?
                                                            
                       RICKY
No right out front.
                                                            
                       DJ
OK, lets go.
                                                            

92.

The DJ takes off his earphones and the both exit the loft.
                                                            
 
INT. CAR IN FRONT OF THE LOFT - NIGHT
                                                            
The DJ is fishing through his backpack. He fishes out a
enormous wad of cash.
                                                            
                       DJ
OK here is the loot. That's like
a Tony Soprano wad right there,
hopefully I seem it bigger on my
return.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ok, here's the shit.
                                                            
Ricky takes the money and hands the DJ four duffel bags.
Ricky then starts to flip through the massive wad.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Aww dude, your killing me with all
of these fives and singles. It's
all here right?
                                                            
                       DJ
I know, I'm sorry. It's all I
have, but it is all there i
promise.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I hope so.
                                                            
The DJ looks anxious to leave.
                                                            
                       DJ
Listen I gotta get back up there
and take care of business. Thank
you so much man. Tell Chris to
call me when he gets back from
tour.
                                                            
The DJ opens the door.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Ya, I'll do just that. Later.
                                                            
                       DJ
Later bro.
                                                            
The DJ exits the car. When he exits, Ricky sees Tom
standing out in front of the car. Tom walks onver to the
car and gets inside.
                            &nbs