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Dices "short"
by Anders Lund (anderslund1@mac.com)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Drama   User Review: ****
Henry is being accused for murder after a memory loss from a car accident. it takes a year to give him the rightful judge, is he guilty? FIND OUT! (by the way, it's my first script, and i'm from Norway so my English might not be perfect or good for that matter)


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FADE IN:

INT. HOSPITAL - DAY
                                                            
Henry is laying in a bed in the hospital with DR. Ford and
Melisha sitting around the bed. They're waiting for him to
wake up soon.
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
      (crying voice)
Do you think he will be able to
remember everything when i wakes
up?
                                                            
                       DR.FORD
Hard to tell after such a hard
crash, he is lucky to be alive,
most people wouldn't survive a
crash like that.
                                                            
Melisha looks towards him when he slowly starts to open his
eyes.
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
Oh, Henry you're okey.
                                                            
She leans over him and hugs him, Henry starts to cough but
Melisha continuos to hug him.
                                                            
                       DR.FORD
You got to give him some breathing
room!
                                                            
Melisha steps back.
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
Of course.
                                                            
                       DR.FORD
Good morning Mr. Miles how are you
feeling? Are you able to answer
some simple questions?
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
      (low voice)
yeah... i'am feeling okey.
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
Do you remember your wife Melisha?
                                                            

2.

                       HENRY M.
Yeah yeah, of course we got
married two years ago in Miami.
                                                            
                       DR.FORD
Very good, now what does your wife
work as?
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
      (low voice)
Eh...she's a police officer.
                                                            
                       DR.FORD
Good. Now I need you to try to
remember the last thing before the
accident.
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
I... I'm not sure. I remember that
I was going to a store to buy
something but I can't remember
what.
                                                            
                       DR.FORD
Thats good, you've been in a very
bad car accident your lucky to be
here. Looks like your in good
enough conditions, we'll sign you
out of here the first thing
tomorrow.
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
      (careless voice)
yeah...
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
Thank you so much doctor.
                                                            
                       DR.FORD
He needs rest so you can head back
home when ever you want to, we'll
drive him home tomorrow.
                                                            
 
INT. MILES HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
The doorbell rings and Melisha gets it, its Henry and a
nurse that is watching him, and sees if everything is all
right. Henry hugs Melisha.
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
Are you okey?
                                                            

3.

                       HENRY M.
Yeah i'm fine.
                                                            
The nurse leaves, and Melisha closes the door. They're
walking over to the kitchen and Henry sits down at the
table.
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
Do you want something to eat?
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
No... don't you have to get to
work today?
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
No. Of course not I got the day
off.
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
It's okey i'm fine, you don't have
to stay here for me.
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
You where in a coma for two days
after the operated you. It's
unbelievable that you're still
alive.
                                                            
Henry looks down at the table.
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
Do you remember anything more,
maybe from the accident?
                                                            
 
EXT. NIGHT - DAY
                                                            
Flashbacks from the crash, a big truck appears from the left
side and hits Henrys car, hard too see whats happening.
                                                            
 
INT. MILES HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
I dont want to talk about the
crash.
                                                            
Henry walks up the stairs towards their bed room, while
Melisha stays in the kitchen. Henry starts too look for
something. He is looking everywhere, the closet, in the
shelf and under the bed, when he suddenly realise, like he
starts to get some of his memory back. He looks in the bag

4.

he had with him in the crash, he takes out a small black
box. He opens it and finds three dices.
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
      (whispers)
Only three...
                                                            
 
INT. SAME DAY - NIGHT
                                                            
Henry walks down the stairs with the black box in his hand,
Melisha is sitting in the living room reading a book. Henry
walks towards her.
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
      (normal voice)
Have you seen the rest of my red
dices?
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
What?... I don't know anything
about any red dices. Here...let
me see them.
                                                            
Melisha looks at the red transparent dices, like the one
they have in Las Vegas.
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
No never seen them before, but how
could you remember that you had
more of them and where did you
find them?
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
No forget it nevermind.
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
More importantly, how are you
feeling you slept for hours looked
like you needed it.
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
I'm still fine, thanks.
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
Okay thats good, diners in the
owen feel free to take it when
ever you want to(o), I'm going to
bed soon.
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
Yeah, you do that.
                                                            

5.

Melisha is going to bed, and Henry sits down in a big
winchester chair infront of the fire-place and picks up one
of the dices and looks at it.
                                                            
 
INT. MILES HOUSE-NEXT MORNING - DAY
                                                            
Henry walks down the stairs, and Melisha is sitting at the
table and eating breakfast. Herny walks into the kitchen and
sits down.
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
I made you some scrambled eggs.
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
Thanks, are you starting late
today?
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
Yeah. But I got to get to work
soon, we have another case, they
found him last night he's been
dead for four days. He might be
related to some of the other
victems so we could be looking at
a big murderer here, that killed 7
people including our last victim.
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
Huh...
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
I might not come home before real
late because I got to finish some
work in the office, and run the
paper work on the murder case. Are
you staying home today?
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
No... I might head out for a while
just to look around try to get
some more memory back.
                                                            
 
EXT. IN A SMALL TOWN - DAY
                                                            
Henry is walking around in the town, just looking and
thinking trying to get his memory back, when all of a sudden
Jessie jumps out.
                                                            
                       JESSIE S.
Hey there man! whats going on?
                                                            

6.

                       HENRY M.
Hey, do I know you?
                                                            
                       JESSIE S.
Its me Jessie, we've been friends
for the last year. Hey I heard
about the car accident, are you
healing up?
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
Yeah... but I don't remember you.
                                                            
                       JESSIE S.
Realy? don't you remember? I
help'd you with getting a job at
the supermarket. And I gave you a
box with ten red dices in it for
your last birthday. Which you
really appreciated for some
reason.
                                                            
Henry looks at him, with a strange and surprised look.
                                                            
 
EXT. IN THE CITY - NIGHT
                                                            
Flashbacks appears, a dark alley he's running holding
something in his hand,almost impossible to see what it is.
                                                            
 
INT. IN A SMALL TOWN - DAY
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
      (stressed voice)
Yeah. I remember you Jessie, I got
to go.
                                                            
 
INT. MILES HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Henry is laying down in the couch trying to remember more,
he starts walking around in the house, draws different
pictures. Desperately trying to get more memory back.
                                                            
 
INT. POLICE STATION - NIGHT
                                                            
Melisha is sitting in the office alone, doing research, when
the phone suddenly rings. she picks up.
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
Hello, police station.
                                                            

7.

                       MARK C.
We might have found some evidence
inside of the body, we need to
take some x-rays first thing
tomorrow. so make sure that the
room is ready and call the
experts.
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
yeah. i'll do that, did you find
anything else?
                                                            
                       MARK C.
No. its a very clean kill very
similar to the six others, so
there's a big chance of a serial
killer. okey got to go.
                                                            
 
INT. X-RAY ROOM - DAY
                                                            
The body is laying on a operation-board, with a x-ray camera
pointing at his stomach a little square pice of his skin is
poking out, showing that something is inside of him
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
why don't you just cut him open?
                                                            
                       MARK C.
We want to be sure that it is not
just a broken bone or something.
And we actually don't have the
authority to open him before we're
sure.
                                                            
X-ray pictures gets taken and Melisha and Mark is looking at
the photos that is showing on the screen.
                                                            
                       MARK C.
Looks like a little square, but it
is pretty deep in. Come on lets
cut him open! we have to find out
what this is. And bring me those
other bodies.
                                                            
The doctors starts to cut him open slowly, cutting deep,
after around 30 minutes the doctor sticks his hand in there
and grabs something and pulls it out.
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
It's a red dice, like the one they
have in Las vegas.
                                                            

8.

Melisha starts shaking, she looks shocked, but she is trying
to hide it, her eyes is slowly being filled with tears. Then
Mark is looking over at her.
                                                            
                       MARK C.
Are you okey Melisha?
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
      (confused voice)
Yeah yeah, i'm fine.
                                                            
                       MARK C.
lets take a look in the other
bodies too!
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
I'm heading home now, give me a
call and tell me what happened.
                                                            
The doctors starts checking the other bodies for dices,
while Melisha leaves in a hurry.
                                                            
 
INT. MILES HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Henry is still trying to gain some more memory, He's walking
around in the house like a mad man, trying to remember.
Suddenly Melisha walks in the door with tears in her eyes.
And Henry looks over at her with a shockingly face.
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
Hey, I'm on to something, I'm
trying to remember, but I can't
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
      (crying voice)
We found the rest of your dices.
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
      (suprised voice)
We?
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
      (crying voice)
Yeah the police department, we
found them in seven bodies.
                                                            
They're just looking at each other for awhile, both shocked.
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
      (crying voice)
Is it true?, that you killed all
those people.
                                                            

9.

Henry looks at Melisha, like he doesn't have a clue of what
she's talking about.
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
      (crying voice)
You have to remember this!
                                                            
She shows one of the dices to Henry.
                                                            
 
EXT. DARK ALLEY - NIGHT
                                                            
Flashbacks appears, of a man trying to run but its too late
he gets stabbed in the chest. Hard to tell whats going on.
                                                            
 
INT. MILES HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Suddenly Henry gets his memory back, he looks shocked for a
while.
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
      (shocked, suprised
       voice)
I did it. I killed those seven
people.
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
      (crying voice)
Why?, why did you do it?
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
I don't know...
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
      (crying, angry
       voice)
Thats your answer, that you don't
know!
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
I just felt like killing them, I
went mad.
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
      (crying, angry
       voice)
You killed seven people in just
two weeks. Seven people! and whats
with the dices?
                                                            

10.

                       HENRY M.
I wanted to put out small clues
for you to figure out, I buried
the bodies in different places so
it would take more time to find
them.
                                                            
Police sirens in the background, Henry gives Melisha a mean
look.
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
      (angry voice)
Damn it you told them allready.
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
      (crying voice)
I had to Henry, there is no point
in running they have covered the
whole house!
                                                            
All of a sudden special forces breaks in and point their
guns at Henry. He slowly puts his hands up, and Mark gets
inside the house.
                                                            
                       MARK C.
Good job boys, now take him
downtown.
                                                            
Mark walks over to Melisha.
                                                            
                       MARK C.
Are you alright?
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
yeah, i'm fine.
                                                            
                       MARK C.
Will you join us down at the
police-station?
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
No I'll stay here, I got a lot on
my mind now.
                                                            
                       MARK C.
I understand, lest go boys.
                                                            
The crew moves out and heads downtown while Melisha sits
down in her living room.
                                                            
 

11.

INT. POLICE STATION - NIGHT
                                                            
Mark is questioning Henry in a small room, they're sitting
around a little table.
                                                            
                       MARK C.
Whats wrong with you, you killed
seven people in only two weeks,
why?
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
I went crazy, but I just came out
from a coma and had a big memory
loss so It might be something
else.
                                                            
                       MARK C.
Yeah that reminded me, do you have
any idea of who that could have
been, the person who hit you.
                                                            
                       HENRY M.
No, not a clue, I remember a big
truck thats all. It could have
been a family member of one of my
victims but I doubt it. It's very
hard to find clues from my
victims.
                                                            
                       MARK C.
looks like there's not much more
to say here, try telling the judge
that the reason why you killed
those people is because you went
mad. we'll see how many years
you'll get.
                                                            
Mark leaves the room, two guards get in and takes Henry to
his out of the room, light shuts to black.
                                                            
 
INT. MILES HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
One year later, Melisha is looking out of the window and the
TV is on, the news is on.
                                                            
                       REPORTER
Over a year has past since the
murderer Henry Miles was arrested
for seven murders, today he got
the right full judge. He gets 67
years in prison.
                                                            

12.

A police car pulls up just outside of Melisha's house, it's
Mark. Melisha opens the door.
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
      (calm voice)
Come inside.
                                                            
                       MARK C.
Hey, how are you feeling?
                                                            
                       MELISHA M.
I'm okay.
                                                            
                       MARK C.
I know this might not be the right
time to bring this up but I have
to. A couple of days ago we found
a dead body, We kept it secret,
because of the case with Henry.
But last night we found something
in the body. we found the 11th.
                                                            
He picks something up from his pocket, it's a red dice, like
the one they have in Las Vegas.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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From margaret Date 12/7/2010 ****
This reminds me of an Alfred Hitchcock short film, and funny. Good on ya.


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