Home Screenwriting Products Screenwriter Community Screenwriting Store
ScriptBuddy - Screenwriting Software for the Web

Screenwriter Community

Back to List of Published Screenplays
View/Leave Feedback

Scranton Sedation (Pilot)
by John Smith (Gwimykid@yahoo.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Drama   User Review:
NOT YET
RATED

Living in Scranton, PA a sixteen year old wastrel dreams of becoming a successful actor and writer, but cannot come to grips with himself.


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



FADE IN:

INT. JOHNNIE'S ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Its a late summer night. Johnnie Occhipinti is 16 years old
with frizzy black hair, average looks and an abnormally
angst ridden mind, even for a teenager. His room is painted
in a orange and white checkered pattern. He sits in a
old-school school table, that stands on a bare floor painted
blue, typing away at his moms computer. A empty Coors Light,
and full YUENGLING, and BUD LIGHT stand on a white desk top
a few feet away, waiting to be consumed for inspiration.
Such Great Heights by the Postal Services is being played
from the computer expressing a depressed state.
                                                            
                                         PAN TO:
                                                            
Johnnie's computer, he is on a screenplay software. The
above direction and and scene heading are typed.
                                                            
                                         PAN TO:
                                                            
Johnnie's face. He is at a stalemate. A pondering look on
his face than...
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Standing next to the white desk top, Johnnie grabs the Bud
Light opens it and begins to chuke it. After about a minute
he finishes it.
                                                            
 
INT. JOHNNIE'S BATHROOM - DAY
                                                            
Its early in the night around 9. Its a beutiful bathroom
for a middle class home. Johnnie stands wearing a gray
t-shit and black gym shorts, peering into the large mirror
that is connected to two connecting and identical sinks.
                                                            
MONTAGE:
A plate of food, snapshot of Johnnie's TEAL and refurbished
home. The sink of Johnnie's bathroom lets out a gust of
water. Johnnie dunks his head under the water, tasseling his
hair. Hold that shot until he talks about , African children
in the dialogue below and than show a small African child's
reflection from a diluted puddle,, than show a bald five
year old cancer patient looking into a mirror of a hospital
bathroom. A wheelchair bound man in front of a low mirror. A
solider looking into a mirror.
                                                            

2.

                       1 (V.O.)
      (JOHNNIE)
I'm middle class. I have food,
shelter, and running water, *yet*
I'm unhappy. I want more;
everyone wants more. The bare
minimum isn't good enough. You
need the looks, the brains, the
hair. Funny thing is people tell
me I've all those things. If its
true than why am I unhappy. Maybe
its a teenage phase maybe what I
think is true I don't know. All I
know is that there's a million
people out there who wish they
could have what I have. I know I'm
not alone too. So many people
think the way I do only focusing
on the superfical, while there's
kids over in Africa who can't even
feed themselves,and cancer
patients, who don't know if there
going to live long enough to enjoy
life, people in fucking
wheelchairs who can't even fucking
walk, (crying)fucking--fucking
solidiers fighting for our freedom
and what do I have to complain
about? I want to be an actor and a
writer and I don't know if I'm
good enough or good looking
enough. I'm selfish.
                                                            
Return to Johnnie looking in the mirror. He's hair is wet
and dripping, he leans forward to avoid water falling onto
his shirt. He grabs the towel hanging next to the sink and
drys his hair for a second. He pats his ruffled hair down
and begins to walk out of the bathroom.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. ALEXA'S BACKYARD - NIGHT
                                                            
The scenery is beautiful, lights from a movie theater many
miles away can be seen from the patio of a rich and
fortunate teenage girl's backyard, there is only one other
house in her gated community, it blocks out the trees from
its height and is as long as a football field.. A tan girl
named ALEXA sits with her friend, Olivia, she has pink short
shorts on that would look rediculios on anyone who didn't
poesses her beauty and about ten boys scatter around the

3.

brick patio, drinking KEYSTONE ICE and a few smoking
cigerettes, no one is over 16.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE ALEXA'S GATED COMMUNITY - NIGHT
                                                            
A 00' Landrover approaches the gate of Alexa's communtity.
Johnnie the boy you saw from before gets out of the car. The
interior lights of the car immediatley turn on. Showing his
middle aged mother, who has long, wavy, brown hair. In front
of the car is a small box, that reaches the operator, it
grants access to the community. Johnnie walks towards it.
                                                            
                       1
      (KERRI)
Can you get in?
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE
       OCCHIPTINT)
I mean I probably could walk
around the gate, but I don't want
to set off an alarm.
                                                            
JOHNNIE takes out his phone to call a friend
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
ALEXA'S BACKYARD
                                                            
JOHNNIE, timidly and from a distance, approaches from a
brick drive way to what looks like a group of twenty year
olds from his near sighted eyes.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Uh, do you guys know where Alexa
house is?
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
What's up Gwim? (G-whim)
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
(happy)
Oh, what' up.
                                                            
No one hears as JOHNNIE walks towards the group of teenagers
crowding a fire-pit, that is in between a stone ledge.
                                                            
 

4.

EXT. ALEXA'S HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
JOHNNIE approaches Aidan who sits in the space between the
firepit and the stoneledge. Aidan is a tall ninth grader,
who resembles a elf just better looking he has a BRUINS
SNAPBACK on that shows his freshly buzzed head is holding a
can of KEYSTONE ICE. Love songs and popular pop songs play
throughout the evening.
                                                            
The scene is blunt and simple.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
What's up Aidan? Where is
everybody?
                                                            
                       8
      (AIDAN)
Like who?
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Like Seamus, I thought him and
Mike were here.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
They're right there.
                                                            
He points to a couch that is in a shape of a half circle
and a white tarp folds above their heads. Under their feet
and between the leg rest are the "30's" of KEYSTONE ICE.
Alexa comes from her house. She sees Johnnie and is mad, but
composed.
                                                            
                       9
      (ALEXA)
Uh, whose this kid?
                                                            
                       1 (V.O.)
      (JOHNNIE)
We acutally met before, at another
party, but she was drunk and
probably doesn't remeber and is to
hot to remember someone like me.
                                                            
                       10
      (EVAN)
GWIM.
                                                            
EVAN wears a white polo with blue and orange strips that
match his orange and blue boat shoes, that lay on a leg
rest. He is in front of JOHNNIE and Olivia almsot huddles

5.

next to him. Will, is sitting next to him and Jerry or BEAR,
whose pouffy hair gives him an extra few inches to his
already tall frame stands. Another Aidan, known as AIDS sits
next to Bear, he is obese with a enormous unkempt dirty
blond fro. Hody or Hodigowski sits next to Aids, he has a
snapback pushing his frizzy hair outward, he looks starved
and is very unattractive.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
(quietly, but not unhearable)
Hey, I'm Johnnie.
                                                            
She doesn't hear.
                                                            
                       9
      (ALEXA)
What, does he not talk or
something?
                                                            
                       10
      (EVAN)
(laughing to Johnnie)
GWIM?
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
My names Johnnie.
                                                            
                       9
      (ALEXA)
(snobby)
So, your just gonna show up at my
house. Whatever its cool.
                                                            
Everyone looks at Johnnie. HE knows he looks like an
asshole, and knew something of this manner would arise.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
(quietly)
Sorry, about coming. I didn't mean
to be rude.
                                                            
No one takes notice. From a few feet away Dave walks from
inside Alexa's house, he's wearing a TITLIST visor and a
white polo with khaki shorts. Everyone else is in less
formal attire.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
JOHNNIE's IPHONE, it shows the recording icon. Johnnie,
SEAMUS, MYLES, BEAR, JIM, and MIKE circle up behind the

6.

stone ledge in the backyard, logs of firewood are next to
them, a few beers rest on flat pieces of timber, Johnnie,
Will and MYLES or HAM are the only ones who are not in
rotation for the blunt their passing around.
                                                            
                       4
      (WILL)
I live across the street from Ham.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Ham, crashed my car.
                                                            
EVERYONE laughs.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
A 98' silver Landrover, is driving up an empty Scranton
Street its 2 in the morning. MYles is driving, Tommy a tall,
scrawny teenager in a polo sweater sits in the passenger's
seat. THey pull up to a large extragent house. Jim is
waiting at the sidewalk he hops in next to Aidan in the
backseat.
                                                            
                       1
      (JIM)
I can't believe Gwim is letting us
take his car to Mickey Ds.
                                                            
                       1
      (MYLES)
I know, but I can't get these
stupid lights to work.
                                                            
Ham figgets with the lights and no one talks they only
smoke.
                                                            
                                         PAN TO:
                                                            
The view from the Car's window, as the HAm drives at a
moderately-fast speed a small, compact car is flying down
the middle of the street like a bat out of hell. Ham trys to
manuever to the right but hits a U-Haul trailer. No one
speaks for a few seconds as the car zooms by them.
                                                            
                       1 (V.O.)
      (JOHNNIE)
They still went to McDonalds.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
The prior scene, the same group talks about the ride home.
                                                            

7.

                       4
      (WILL)
That means something, I called him
earlier today and said I'm going
to need a ride from ALexa's'.
                                                            
                       11
      (MYLES)
You told me, you told me.
                                                            
                       12
      (JIM)
Alright, well Me and Aidan were
talking about it in the backseat
of your car--
                                                            
                       10
      (MYLES)
Just because you talk about it,
doesn't mean you own it.
                                                            
                       12
      (JIM)
We Said "I call ride home" and
Aidan was like--
                                                            
                       7
      (SEAMUS)
But, do Aidan and you deserve it
the most out of anybody. Aidan
sure as hell doesn't.
                                                            
Seamus speaks with fluency and great articulation, but its
not very high in sound.
                                                            
                       12
      (JIM)
Why do you deserve it over me?
                                                            
                       7
      (SEAMUS)
Because *I*--
                                                            
                       13
      (BEAR)
Is Ham the only one who can give a
ride back to Green Ridge?--
                                                            
                       7
      (SEAMUS)
--*blaze* him up every-night.
                                                            

8.

                       4
      (WILL)
Because I live across the street
from him, he would be a shitty
friend not to give me a ride.
                                                            
                       12
      (JIM)
Give me examples, why does anybody
deserve it over anybody.
                                                            
                       1
      (SEAMUS)
Exactly what I'm saying--
                                                            
                       12
      (JIM)
And I called it.
                                                            
                       4
      (WILL)
(comedically)
And I called it.
                                                            
                       7
      (SEAMUS)
If you say it that way, its
whoever gets in the car first.
                                                            
                       11
      (MYLES)
What, no racing.
                                                            
                       14
      (MIKE)
Peace, I'll win.
                                                            
                       12
      (JIM)
No, like I'm getting a ride--
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Watch out for BEAR, he's pretty
fast.
                                                            
                       7
      (MIKE)
Gaynord called designated Shotty.
                                                            

9.

                       1
      (SEAMUS)
(holding in smoke)
Yo, Ham fix this.
                                                            
                       12
      (JIM)
(Acting as if he has authority.)
Enough with this designated
shotty.
                                                            
                       1
      (WILL)
I didn't call designated shotty, I
called Shotgun.
                                                            
HAM sucks on the blunt.
                                                            
                       12
      (JIM)
(To HAm)
Woah, what are you doing?
                                                            
                       1
      (MYLES)
I'm just trying to fix it.
                                                            
                       1
      (JIM)
YOur just hitting it like the rest
of us.
                                                            
                       7
      (SEAMUS)
Shut up Jim, don't question Ham's
intelligence when it comes to
drugs--
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Yea, Ham's pretty well informed
when it comes to weed.
                                                            
                       12
      (JIM)
He's just hitting it like the rest
of us and he didn't even pay.
                                                            
                       1
      (SEAMUS)
I've seen Ham do this before and
it worked.
                                                            

10.

                       1
      (HAM)
YA, fuck you JIM.
                                                            
JOHNNNIE walks away from the group and returns to the patio.
He sees Aidan standing in the Jacuzzi, with black breifs
that don't reach the water.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
(To Evan)
This thing is freezing, do not
come in here, it is so not valid.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
That sucks you just got in there
for barely no reason.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDan)
I'm good, I barely got wet.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
What are we doing this weekend? I
might be able to have people over.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
Uh, I think Tommy might be having
people over Friday and
Saturday--MIke is having people
over.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Oh nice, I'll be back up, but
answer your phone. I might need a
ride because my mom is making me
stay at my Grandmothers.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
Oh, why?
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
She doesn't trust me home alone
after what happened with the car.
                                                            

11.

                       1
      (AIDAN)
Oh, that's gay.

(FYI: Not homophobic;just the
diction)
                                                            
AIDAN gets out of the HOT TUB and grabs an unopened beer SF:
A beer can opening, the sound of the lid snapping against
the container. HE scampers over to the fire-pit in a weird
pigeon legged manner. GWIM follows, Bear is a few feet
behind.
                                                            
                       1
      (BEAR)
Did Hodi leave?
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
I don't think so--
                                                            
                       13
      (BEAR)
He did--half of us are going to be
stuck here and Ham is leaving at
like 10:30 so we only have like 20
minutes to get a ride...Is Molly
actually coming up here?
                                                            
                       8
      (AIDAN)
I don't think so, and we just got
here, I don't want to jetset right
now.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
I literally just got here twenty
minutes ago.
                                                            
                       1
      (BEAR)
I have to be home by eleven.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
I already have a spot in Ham's
car. I already asked him first.
                                                            

12.

                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
(slightly paranoid)
My mom's gonna be like why did you
make me drive up there.
                                                            
Silence. Aidan grabs the grill liter next to Johnnie. He
gets some space and sits down and puts his legs into the
air. torches the lighter and tries to make a "blue angel" a
minisecul spark evaporates into the air.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
(laughs)
It made a little spark.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
Dammit, there wasn't enough
fluid--I'm doing that later.
                                                            
                       1
      (BEAR)
Later, were leaving in like five
minutes.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
(condesenting)
You're leaving in five minutes. No
were not wheres Ham.
                                                            
                       1
      (BEAR)
(points backward)
Over there smoking.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
Ham, what time are you leaving?
                                                            
                       1
      (BEAR)
How the fuck am I getting home.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
(talking down to HAM)
I asked you on the way up.
                                                            

13.

                       1
      (BEAR)
Ham, are you the only person
driving back to Green Ridge.
                                                            
Chatter about ride arrangements ensues in the background.
                                                            
                       1
      (BEAR)
GWIM, how are you getting home?
                                                            
                                         PAN TO:
                                                            
JOHNNIE just standing with a beer in his hand.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
I'll probably just get my dad to
give me a ride.
                                                            
                       1
      (BEAR)
It's like a twenty minute drive
up. Hams like gonna leave before
he gets here, so its just gonna be
the four of us here.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
(NOT comprehending what Bear is
getting at)
Yea, I can fit that many. And my
Dad's a pussy he'll do it if I
need it.
                                                            
                       1
      (BEAR)
Yea, but like it will be so awful
just like us four.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
What time is it now?
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
10:18.
                                                            
                       1
      (BEAR)
Call, now than, were going to be
here until 11:00.
                                                            

14.

                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
My Dad, is going to be like didn't
you just get there.
                                                            
                       1
      (Bear)
Just be like everyone has to
leave--
                                                            
                       1
      (Aidan)
I'll get a ride with you if your
dad comes.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOhnnie)
So?--
                                                            
The music plays basically in silence. Changing songs. Aidan
walks over to Evan.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
So--Ham is bascially leaving.
                                                            
                       1
      (BEAR)
In like twenty minutes, but it
takes like twenty minutes to get
here.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
No, it doesn't my Mom, took me up
here and it took less than twenty
minutes.
                                                            
                       1
      (BEAR)
Well we should be leaving at the
same time as them.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
(zoned out,not high,just thinking)
Wait, TOMMY is having people over
Friday?
                                                            
                       1
      (BEAR)
Maybe--did you text your dad.
                                                            

15.

                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
I'm texting him now.
                                                            
JOHNNIE walks towards Aidan, Olivia,and Evan. Hiding his
phone, thinking Bear will see the RECORDING ICON.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
What time you think your dad is
coming?
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
Think he can stroll in at 11:30?
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
(Certain)
I can see.
                                                            
                       1
      (Aidan)
"Say Dad can you get us at like
11:20?"--
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
(assertive but comical)
11:30.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
11:30's fine.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
No, I have to be home at 11:20.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
No you don't.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
Yes, I do.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
Shut up, no you don't.
                                                            

16.

                       1
      (AIDAN)
(yelling in a jokeing manner)
I know my parents are jokes, my
MOM is not a joke, I got freaked
out at.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
Your so grimey, your killing a cig
and eating a cheeseburger.
                                                            
Before Johnnie approached Aidan he grabbed a hamburger and
was simultaneously smoking a cig.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
I'm not--I'm waiting. I'm smoking
the cig first.
                                                            
                                         PAN TO:
                                                            
HAM and Mike, who is basically an Abercrombie and Fitch
model just a little shorter, has short dirty blond hair and
he is wearing boots with white nike socks, blue cargo shorts
and a gray t-shirt but he poesses a comedic charm as he
walks from the backyard with a beer in his hand. Ham is not
drinking and does not have beer in his hand.
                                                            
                       1
      (HAM)
(to Aidan)
Are you getting a ride from me or
not?
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
Woah, man I'm just chilling. GWIM
can your dad get us.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Yea.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
I'm going with GWIM.
                                                            
                       1
      (HAM)
Alright, whatever, are there any
more cheeseburgers left.
                                                            

17.

                       1
      (AIDAN)
Yea, you want one?
                                                            
                       1
      (HAM)
yea.
                                                            
                       1
      (Aidan)
Of, course you do, well go get
one.
                                                            
Ham walks to the Grill, a few yards away.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
Of, course Ham wants a
Cheeseburger.
                                                            
                       1
      (BEAR)
I kind of want one too.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Well, Bear, you're athletic so for
you it kind of works out.
                                                            
BEAR starts to walk to the Grill. Evan looks at Olivia and
laughs at JOHNNIE's statement. JOHNNIE notices and becomes
disgusted at himself and stares straight forward with inner
anguish.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
Those cheeseburgers look
delicious.
                                                            
HAM is back with a hamburger.
                                                            
                       1
      (MYLES)
To bad there is no more cheese
left.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
That's invalid. I'm gonna get some
cheese in a little bit.
                                                            

18.

                       1
      (AIDAN)
There leaving in like five
minutes.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
WHAT?
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
Yea, its almsot like 10:30.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
Where's shpig.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
(theatrically and joking)
Yo, where's shpig?
                                                            
Evan converses with Olivia, no one else hears.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
(to olivia, not caring about his
manners)
Yo, what did I just say to you?
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
(Infereing but not understanding)
He's getting with Alexa right,
now?
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
I literally just said that before.
                                                            
                       1
      (MIKE)
How, is she attracted to him. (to
OLivia) Are you attracted to Dave?
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
(to OLIVIA)
You think hes hot?
                                                            
                       1
      (OLIVIA)
Uh, no, but she does.
                                                            

19.

                       1
      (MIKE)
(flabbergasted because he is
immensely better looking than
Dave)What, how is this happening?
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
YEA!
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
WHere's this going down? I kind of
want to go find them.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
No, don't do it, don't do it.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
This is going to cause tension
between him and LIAM.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
Dude, that's what I'm saying just
keep it low. I don't want to be in
the middle of that.
                                                            
                       1 (V.O.)
      (JOHNNIE)
Liam is ALEXA's ex-boyfriend of
maybe a month. He is by far
superior to Dave in looks and
hair.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
His breath smelling bad right now?
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
It was in the car.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Chronic bad breath must suck.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
His mouth is gonna be tasting like
straight cigs.
                                                            

20.

                       1
      (AIDAN)
I hope he had a piece of gum, that
sucks for her if he didn't.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
I just saw someone walking in her
house.
                                                            
                       1
      (BEAR)
It was her mom--
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
His grimy mustache rubbing against
her face.
(laughs like a hyena)
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Her parents are home?
                                                            
                       1
      (BEAR)
(laughs)
Yea, they don't care.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
That's awesome.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
I still want to go find them.
                                                            
                       1
      (OLIVIA)
There on the other side of the
house!
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
Evan, are you drunk?
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
yea--actually not really.
                                                            

21.

                       1
      (OLIVIA)
(to MYLES)
How's Abby?
                                                            
                       1
      (MYlES)
She's splendid.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIe)
I knew you were going to say that.
(unsure about his clairvoyance)
I knew it.--Is there anymore
burgers.
                                                            
Aidan, Bear, and JOHNNIE walk to the grill. There's one
left.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
There's only one left.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Evan, do you want one?
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
(ARROGANTLY)
Yea, take it GWIM.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
(Embarrassed)
I don't want one, you can have it.
                                                            
Aidan and Bear take their burgers to a table a few feet away
where condiments like ketchup and mustard are held. GWIM
walks away from the grill, not going to eat a burger even if
he is hungry beacause he sees Evan joke with Olivia,
presumably about him being chubby or a chode.
                                                            
                       1
      (BEAR)
There's two pieces left.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
No, theres one piece and like bits
and pases--pieces of another
one--Evan you can have it!
                                                            

22.

                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
SHPIG returning. SF: SHPIG is packing his cigarettes ,
Johnnie and Aidan sit by the fire.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
Uh, fuck! Thats hot.
                                                            
                       1
      (HAM)
That's what you get for standing
next to a fire.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
Shut up, its better over here.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIe)
It is better over here.
                                                            
JOHNNIE sits next to Aidan. SHPIG confidently walks to Aidan
and Johnnie, eternally proud of himself. Ham walks past him
in the opposite direction.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
(to SHPIG)
You hook up with her?
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
Shut up.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
(Pestering)
Did you?
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
Shut up.
                                                            
He slaps both of their hands.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
(Upset)
That would be so dece for you.
                                                            

23.

                       1 (V.O.)
      (JOHNNIE)
I don't know if this is a gift or
a curse that Shpig got with this
girl. I don't know if it is a sign
that ugly guys like me and Shpig
can get hot girls or if it was a
fluke.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
Was it dece?
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
Yea, keep it down.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
Yea, yea yea.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Yea, make sure its on the down
low. Make sure this is on the DL
with Liam. Like we can't let him
find out.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
SHPIG! Get over here.
                                                            
SHPIG walks over to Evan.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
(WHISPERING to AIDAN)
Do you think it was a revenge hook
up?
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
What?
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Like she only hooked up with him
to get back at Liam?
                                                            
AIDAN is to drunk and preoccupied with being drunk, eating
his burger and having a good time to notice or care about
what words just flew out of JOHNNIE or GWIM's mouth.
                                                            

24.

                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
It's fucking hot as shit.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
I think it feels good.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNINE)
(LAUGHING)
Its like really cold out, but it
burns at the same time.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
It's bittersweet.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
(instinctively)
It is.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
Oxymoron.
                                                            
JOHNNIE laughs at the literary pun. Dave and Evan are having
a loud discussion in the background.
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
It was like he was wearing shorts
from the old Supersonics.
(laughs hysterically.)
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
I'm fucking freezing.
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
I'm feeling a cig!
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
I'm feeling you bumming me one.
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
Shut up.
                                                            

25.

                       1
      (AIDAN)
You have two packs--come on Shpig.
                                                            
Shpig tosses Aidan a cigarette that lands gracefully onto
his open hand. He puts the cig into the ember and it lights
up smoothly.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
That's awesome. Bear you tried
doing that in the middle of the
fire.
                                                            
                       1
      (BEAR)
No, it just wouldn't light in the
ember.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Yea, well you almost burned your
hand.
                                                            
                                         PAN TO:
                                                            
DAVE, EVAN, Olivia, and Ham. Dave and Evan stand and Ham and
Olivia sit across from each other on comfortable and
expensive sofas.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
Just say you were completely off
your ass.
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
(happy and loud.)
I'll just say I was ridiculously
fucked up.
                                                            
                       1
      (OLIVIA)
Just say you don't remember.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
That's not valid at all you
sobered up.
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
Yea, I'm pretty good.
                                                            

26.

Aidan walks over to the talkative group.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
You should just tell him. Better
than him finding out.
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
(SERIOUS)
Shut UP.
                                                            
ALEXA returns from her house and Aidan returns to the
firepit.
                                                            
                       1
      (BEAR)
So Aidan your going with GWIM?
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
(to MIKe;laughing)
Rememeber Maura's party, when you
came in completely drunk.
                                                            
SF: Mike opens beer, foam shoots up.
                                                            
                       1
      (MIKE)
Woah, I'm surprised I didn't get
kicked out. Beacuse, I was having
a cig in the area between the two
doors and threw it at the wall and
ran in.
                                                            
SEAMUS walks towards the firepit from the backyard.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Yea, and her mom was like--
                                                            
                       1
      (SEAMUS)
Gwim, can I get a ride home?
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Yea, who else needs a ride home?
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
Just Me, Evan, and Seamus--and
Shpig.
                                                            

27.

                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
My dads gonna be pissed.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
Why because he's getting you so
late?
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
No, because we have to go to
Clarks Summit, than
Glenmaura--whatever hes my bitch,
he'll do it.
                                                            
                       1
      (BEAR)
I think there all going to
Seamus'.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Oh, really you're all going to
Seamus'?
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
Yea, except for me.
                                                            
                       1
      (SEAMUS)
(to Aidan)
Did you get a buzz?
                                                            
Evana,Olivia, Alexa and Dave come over to the fire-pit.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
Yea, fresh zero.
                                                            
                       1
      (ALEXA)
Why would you do that?
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
I don't know--
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
Because he's a Burke.
                                                            

28.

                       1
      (AIDAN)
(JOKING)
SHEESH!
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
(to ALexa)
There's a lot you don't know about
the Burke's.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Its only Johnnie, Dave, Evan, Olivia, Alexa, and Seamus,
they all sit by the or in the vicinity of the fire-pit. TO
the left a Lexus pulls into the driveway.
                                                            
                       1
      (SEAMUS)
Someone just got home.
                                                            
                       1
      (ALEXA)
Its her Dad.
                                                            
                       1
      (OLIVIA)
(Innocent but not childish)
Bye guys.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
See ya.
                                                            
                       1
      (ALEXA)
(Mature)
See ya, honey.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
See ya, honey.
                                                            
                       1
      (SEAMUS)
(flirting)
See ya later.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
(joking)
See ya, honey.
                                                            

29.

                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
(SHY)
See ya.
                                                            
                                         PAN TO:
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
You ever wonder why? Why God or
whoever made us why he would give
some people everything. Why some
people are born, beautiful, rich,
and smart, than others like me
are--
                                                            
Johnnie begins to ramble to himself, after she gets into the
car and pulls out an african boy is standing right besides
the car, a imaginary figure obviously that puts Johnnie's
thought into perspective.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Its about twenty minutes later, only Seamus, Dave, Evan,
Aidan, Johnnie and Alexa remain they sit in a circle on the
comfy furniture.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
Liam?
                                                            
                       1
      (SEAMUS)
Yeah.
                                                            
                       1
      (SEAMUS)
(Mocking Liam)
That is so valid!
      (DAVE)
(Mocking Liam in a high pitched
voice)
That is so valid!
                                                            
                       1
      (ALEXA)
What?
                                                            
Evan again starts to laugh like a hyena, also he loses
balances and falls onto David's lap.
                                                            

30.

                       1
      (SEAMUS)
That's what Liam does.
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
Seamus say it Seamus say it, the
valid kid has to.
                                                            
Evan falls onto the brick.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Woah, that's gotta hurt the
tailbone.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
(beat)
That hurt so bad.
                                                            
                       1
      (ALEXA)
If Olivia was here she could
massage it for you.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
Funny.
                                                            
                       1
      (ALEXA)
"Evan I'll give you a blow-job
Evan I'll give you a blow-job."
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
Please--you're scaring me.
                                                            
                       1
      (ALEXA)
Are you texting her right now?
                                                            
                       1
      (SEAMUS)
(completely off topic from the
current conversation; he is making
fun of Liam)
That is "SO" valid!
                                                            
Everyone laughs, Evan espicially, again he laughs like a
hyena.
                                                            

31.

                       1
      (ALEXA)
He says that all the time. Hes
such a joke.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
So, you guys don't like Liam?
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
No, no we--
                                                            
                       1
      (AlEXA)
Waaait wait, do you guys like not
like Liam?
                                                            
                                         PAN TO:
                                                            
JOHNNIE he is about to say something, but looks at Alexa
with disbelieve.
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
No no we like Liam we make fun of
everyone.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Yea, everyone gets made fun of its
just how it is.
                                                            
EVAN walking away from the group.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
(mocking Liam)
That is so valid.
                                                            
He jumps up to the stone ledge and starts to piss.
                                                            
                       1
      (ALEXA)
Eww, I can see you're dick.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
Chill, I've had worse.
                                                            

32.

                       1
      (AIDAN)
What's up playa? Thats what he
says to me. Like I'm not a playa.
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
He likes saying Hardass, too.
                                                            
EVAN returns to sofa cushion.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
I said hardass and almsot got my
ass kicked.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
ten minutes later, same sitting positions only Alexa is in
her house.
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
On the validitity scale from one
to fourteen, and one being the
least valid, I would say Seamus is
a solid seven, valid or invalid?
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
Valid.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
five minutes later.
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
He was rated in the top 75 for
juniors in the country.
                                                            
                       1
      (Evan)
I know David
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
Brandon's gonna get a lot of
birdies but so am I, Brandon hits
it farther than I do so hes
propably going to score better
than I do but--
                                                            

33.

                       1
      (EVAN)
I know.
                                                            
                       1
      (SEAMUS)
If he can hit it farther isn't he
gonna win.
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
Shut up Seamus, you nothing about
Golf.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
(joking)
Woah!
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
But consistently--
                                                            
                       1
      (SEAMUS)
(Quietely)
Just saying.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
You just told a number seven to
shut up.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Seven out of what--
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
On the valididty scale.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Like ten or fourteen. I don't get
the fourteen.
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
No no no, you nothing about Golf,
Seamus.
                                                            

34.

                       1
      (AIDAN)
You just told a number seven on
the validity scale to shut up.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Is that valid or invalid?
                                                            
Dave gets up from his chair pissed. He walks over to Aidan
and pushes him.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
(laughing)
Ow, what are you doing?
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
You trying to make fun of me Aids
huh--
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
No, I'm saying you called him a
number seven.
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
Your trying to make fun of me
fucking Aids?
                                                            
Aidan drunkely laughs at Dave as he makes a fool out of
himself.
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
Why'd you say a seven on the
validity scale, why didn't you say
fuckin' Seamus.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
Because you said--
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
I know I fucking said that. I was
sitting right here, why didn't you
just say Seamus?
                                                            

35.

                       1
      (SEAMUS)
(to Aidan)
You're such a puss.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
How am I such a puss?
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
Because whenever you make fun of
Shpig, you go "OH NO NO"
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
I wasn't really making fun of him,
I was just saying.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
Thats what I mean.
                                                            
                       1
      (AIDAN)
That's what I'm saying, like I'm
saying I'm not really making--
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
Everytime!
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
He's not trying to get into a
fight at someone else's house.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
We're not trying to fight.
                                                            
                       1
      (SEAMUS)
(sarcastically)
He's not trying to fight he's
trying to knock you out.
                                                            
                       1
      (EVAN)
(trying not to laugh)
Half a shot and your out.
                                                            

36.

                       1
      (AIDAN)
Why are you freaking out?
                                                            
                       1
      (DAVE)
I'm not freaking out, but you
could have said "Seamus" instead
of Seven on the fucking validity
scale.
                                                            
Evan, Aidan, and Seamus all laugh, Dave is still standing
over Aidan. Johnnie's phone rings.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
Hello...yea like right after the
pot hole is a drive way its hard
to see, just pull in there.
                                                            
He hangs up the phone.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
My dads here.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE ALEXA'S GATED COMMUNITY - NIGHT
                                                            
Everyone from the prior scene piles into JOHN OCCHIPINTI's
Jeep Liberty.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHNNIE)
(to diffuse awakwardness)
Is the archalbald pothole, like
from a meteor or what.
                                                            
                       1
      (JOHN (DAD)
(trying to sound intelligent)
No, its just a large pothole, that
developed in the Ice Age and
people throw their trash into it,
its disgusting.
                                                            
Seamus, Evan, Dave and Aidan squesh in the backseat, they
are laughing and talking, presumably about the poor quality
of the car, they are use to Lexus's and Beemer's.
                                                            
                                         PAN TO:
                                                            

37.

Johnnie's dad. He's a small man, only 5'6 and he is ugly and
fat.
                                                            
                       1 (V.O.)
      (JOHNNIE)
That's me in forty years, uglier
than I already am, fat, alone and
unaccomplished. I'm basically him
in every way, every mannerism,
every thought. Just like me he
wanted to be an actor, well it
seems that he did. He was an extra
on some Burt Reynolds movie. He's
a joke. So am I.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
The Jeep Liberty, speeding on the highway of a somewhat
rural township.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. JOHNNIE'S BATHROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Johnnie opens the glass door to his shower as he brushes his
teeth he pulls the golden colored lever upward releasing a
cavalcade of water downward. He looks at his phone. Under
"SEAM DOG" he has "Are you guys gonna blaze" typed out he
erases it and puts on Pandora and puts his phone into the
Ihome and spits into the left sink, he moves to the right
and theirs another sink he turns the water on and ducks his
head under the fasuet and gulps some water, and spits it
out. He rises back up and looks at himself.
                                                            
                       1 (V.O.)
      (JOHNNIE)
Everyone does it, everyone who
owns or has viewed a mirror judges
themselves, but I don't know if
they do it the same as me.
                                                            
FRAME BY FRAME:
DAVE in SEAMUS's bathroom, just getting done urinating he
looks into the mirror and smiles.
Evan also in Seamus' bathroom, he looks at himself and
begins to wash his hands.
Seamus in his bathroom, looking at himself, not particualry
happy, but satisfied.
Aidan in his bathroom, he seems fine and well adjusted as he
looks into the mirror.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            

38.

Johnnie looking into his mirror, pure discontent
                                                            
                       1 (V.O.)
      (JOHNNIE)
Do I have a reason to complain?
                                                            
 
INT. JOHNNIE'S ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Johnnie finishes up the last sentence for the script and
takes out his phone.
                                                            
                                         PAN TO:
                                                            
His Iphone, it shows the recording icon, he turns it off and
looks at the time its 5:36. The screen turns off and it
shows a reflection of Johnnie's face. He is disgusted.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
Johnnie laying on his bed, lights off, sun from the morning
dawn gazes into his room.
                                                            
                                         PAN TO:
                                                            
Johnnie's face his eyes glaring unknowingly into his
ceiling.
                                                            
                       1 (V.O.)
      (JOHNNIE)
I don't know where I'm going. I
might become a coveted actor and
writer or perspire into
mediocrity. I don't know. No one
really knows. All you can do is
hope.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


Back to Top of Page
Leave Feedback
Feedback
There is currently no feedback for this screenplay.

Back to Top of Page
Leave Feedback
You must be logged in to leave feedback.
Home    My Account    Products    Screenwriter Community    Screenwriter's Corner    Help
Forgot Your Password?    Privacy Policy    Copyright 2018, ScriptBuddy LLC.    Email help@scriptbuddy.com