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The Testament of Fred Madison
by Christopher Collins (trnkillapp@yahoo.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Film Noir   User Review: ***1/2
If you could wake up at a different time, in a different place, could you wake up as a different person? That is the question posed to Edward Kenway, whose best friend is experiencing this unique dilemma.


This screenplay is the official property of CHRISanity, LLC., a film production company. This screenplay may not be used or reproduced without the author(s) express written consent. All rights reserved.



FADE IN:

INT. HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
A PAIR OF SOAKING WET FEET pitter-patter across the floor.
These tiny feet belong to REBECCA, a red-headed teenage
girl. She is wearing a robe, drying her hair as she walks
down the hallway. She approaches a door, but stops short.
She stands there, peeking through the ajar door. A MAN is
sleeping in what appears to be A YOUNG GIRL'S ROOM. Rebecca
enters.
                                                            
 
INT. BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Rebecca walks over to the bed. She spots MEN'S CLOTHES and
UNDERGARMENTS littered all over the floor. She makes her way
to the side of the bed. The Man is asleep, with part of his
upper body slumped over the side. Rebecca kneels beside him.
                                                            
Rebecca stares at The Man. She spots a NECKLACE on the
nightstand next to her. She stares longingly at it. Rebecca
takes the necklace and places it in her left robe pocket.
                                                            
Rebecca stands up and reaches into her RIGHT ROBE POCKET.
She pulls out A GUN and points it directly at The Man's
TEMPLE. Rebecca grips the handle tightly and COCKS BACK THE
HAMMER OF THE GUN. The bone-chilling sound of the hammer
being cocked ECHOES THROUGHOUT THE HOME.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
BLACK.
                                                            
SOMEONE IS TELLING A CRUDE JOKE;
                                                            
                       BECKETT (V.O.)
So Little Red Riding Hood is
walking through the forest and she
comes across
Little Bo Peep, and Little Bo Peep
says:

"Little Red Riding Hood, are you
crazy? Don't you know the Big Bad
Wolf is walking these woods and if
he finds you he's gonna pull down
your dress and squeeze your
titties?"

Then Little Red Riding Hood
hitches up her skirt and taps a
.357 Magnum she has holstered on
            (MORE)

2.

                       BECKETT (cont'd)
her thigh and says: "No he won't."


So finally she comes across the
Big Bad Wolf and the Big Bad
Wolf's laughing and says: "Little
Red Riding Hood, you know better
than to be walking around these
woods alone. You know I'm just
gonna have to pull down your dress
and squeeze your titties."

Then Little Red Riding Hood whips
out her .357, cocks it, sticks it
in the Big Bad Wolf's face and
says: "No you won't. You're gonna
eat me, just like the story says."
                                                            
ANOTHER PERSON LAUGHS AT THE CRUDE JOKE.
                                                            
FADE IN:
                                                            
 
INT. BAR - NIGHT
                                                            
BECKETT, a young woman barely past the drinking age, is
relaxing at the bar. The BARTENDER pours her a drink.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
So what's on the menu for today,
Kemosabe?
                                                            
                       BARTENDER
You'll like this one. I heard
about this during the St. Patty's
Day weekend.
      (puts glass on
       table)
Drink up.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
Thanks.
                                                            
Beckett raises her glass in the air.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
It's comforting to know that the
rumors of my...sobriety...have
been greatly exaggerated.
                                                            
Beckett smiles and takes a sip of her drink. She smacks her
lips in approval. Beckett gives the Bartender a nice, slow

3.

golf clap. The Bartender shakes his head, chuckles to
himself, and goes back to serving the other patrons.
                                                            
SWAYZE, a surprisingly sultry middle-aged woman wearing a
tight yellow dress, comes up to the bar and sits down next
to Beckett.
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
      (to the Bartender)
Hi.
                                                            
                       BARTENDER
Hey. So what are you drinking,
Miss?
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
Water, please.
                                                            
                       BARTENDER
All right.
                                                            
The Bartender pours Swayze a glass of water. Beckett glances
over at the smoking hot blond. It's clear that Beckett finds
her attractive, yet she can't shake the feeling that there's
something...familiar...about her.
                                                            
                       BARTENDER
Here ya go.
                                                            
The Bartender hands Swayze her water.
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
Thanks.
                                                            
Swayze drinks her water. Beckett stares at her in a
blatantly not-so-subtle fashion that Swayze notices
instantly.
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
      (annoyed)
Is there something I can help you
with?
                                                            
                       BECKETT
      ("smooth")
You know, mistletoe can be deadly
if you eat it.
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
But a kiss can be even deadlier if
you...does that line actually work
in real life?
                                                            

4.

                       BECKETT
Very well, actually.
      (grinning)
Just ask my vibrator.
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
      (to the Bartender)
Is she always like...
                                                            
The Bartender nods his head. Swayze smiles. Beckett
continues leering at Swayze.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
      (curious)
Have we met before?
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
I'm pretty sure I would've
remembered you.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
      (confident)
I am pretty "remember-able". Say,
have you ever modeled before,
because I have this photography
business and...well shit, I have
my business card with me. I could
just show you.
                                                            
Beckett reaches into her pocket and pulls out a SMALL
BUSINESS CARD. She casually slides it over to Swayze. Swayze
picks it up so that she can take a close look. It is a WHITE
BUSINESS CARD, COMPLETELY BLANK except for one phrase,
WRITTEN IN RED; "WHAT YEAR IS YOUR BIRTHDAY?" Swayze looks
over at Beckett. A wry smile creeps over Swayze's face.
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
You know, now that you mentioned
it, I do have a card just like
that one.
                                                            
Swayze reaches down into her cleavage and pulls out a
similar card. Beckett, still reeling from the card reveal,
reaches over and takes a look. The card has one phrase, this
time WRITTEN IN BLUE; "EVERY YEAR". Beckett sets the card
down on the table.
                                                            
Swayze's body language switches FROM A JOVIAL DEMEANOR TO A
MORE BUSINESS-LIKE ONE.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
You're late.
                                                            

5.

                       SWAYZE
Some people would say I'm on time
to be tardy.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
Good thing I happen to be one of
those people, then.
                                                            
Swayze lets out a soft chuckle. Beckett looks over at Swayze
and smiles at her. Swayze begrudgingly smiles back.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
      (playfully)
So...you're a woman this time.
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
I was a woman last time.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
      (playfully)
Yeah, but...it's much, much easier
this time around.
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
      (chuckling)
And what gave it away, exactly?
Was it the eyes?
                                                            
                       BECKETT
      (still staring at
       her chest)
Yes, they are nice, aren't they?
                                                            
Swayze smiles. She brushes her hair away from her face as
Beckett takes another sip of her drink.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
      (suggestive)
Wanna get outta here?
                                                            
                       BECKETT
      (without
       hesitation)
OK.
                                                            
Beckett pays for her drink. Beckett and Swayze race for the
door like two kids fighting over candy.
                                                            
 
INT. HOTEL - NIGHT
                                                            
Beckett and Swayze are lying in bed together. It's obvious
that they're enjoying one another's company POST-COITUS.

6.

Swayze giggles as she reaches for A SMALL CIGARETTE
CONTAINER on the nightstand. She takes out an ELECTRONIC
CIGARETTE and takes a drag.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
      (pointing to the
       E-Cigarette)
What's that?
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
Antidote.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
      (puzzled)
For what?
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
      (a lá Lao Che from
       "Temple of Doom")
The poison you just drank, Dr.
Jones!
                                                            
Swayze laughs. Beckett responds with a half-hearted
sarcastic chuckle.
                                                            
Swayze takes the E-Cigarette and points the smoking end
towards her. She grips the E-Cigarette in between her teeth.
She tilts her head over to Beckett in a seductive fashion.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
      (impressed)
Mmm, sexy.
                                                            
Beckett bites down on the E-Cigarette. Their eyes meet. They
smile at one another as Swayze lets go of her end.
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
Glad you approve. So when am I
gonna get that foot massage you
promised me, Beck?
                                                            
                       BECKETT
Well...
      (caressing Swayze)
...I suppose if you play your
cards right.
      (chuckling to
       herself)
Shit, girl, you keep doing that
thing with your tongue,
Swayze...you won't need any cards.
                                                            

7.

                       SWAYZE
Face it, Beck; I always get what I
want.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
Bullshit.
                                                            
Swayze gets out of bed. She makes her way over to the
window. Beckett can't help but stare at the beautiful woman
in front of her. Beckett places the E-Cigarette on the
nightstand next to her. She makes her way over to the side
of the bed.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
Can I ask you something?
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
About?
                                                            
                       BECKETT
What it's like.
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
      (curious)
What's 'what' like, Beck?
                                                            
                       BECKETT
      (coy)
You know; the female orgasm.
Thanks to your particular set of
skills, I really think we can help
out some of the "less fortunate"
individuals out there. I mean,
think about it, Swaze; most people
would kill for that kinda info.
      (scoffs)
And I happen to know where the
bodies are buried.
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
Huh. And here I thought we were
helping mankind.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
      (playfully)
Fuck mankind, it's WOMANkind that
needs our help.
      (under her breath)
God knows I could use a few
pointers.
                                                            

8.

                       SWAYZE
So you want the key to the mint,
huh?
                                                            
                       BECKETT
Fuck if I know. What can I say;
with great power, comes great
orgasms.
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
Gross.
                                                            
Swayze saunters over to Beckett. She crawls onto the bed
like a sexy kitten. She throws her a 'come hither' look. She
obliges. Swayze leans forward as she's going to kiss
Beckett, but instead she makes her way towards Beckett's
ear.
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
      (seductive whisper)
Well, when I have one..
                                                            
Swayze nibbles on Beckett's earlobe, which shocks Beckett
just as much as it arouses her.
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
      (seductive whisper)
You'll be the first to know.
                                                            
Swayze saunters off the bed. Beckett sits there, with a
expression that slowly morphs from arousal, to happiness, to
puzzled, and finally, the realization of what just occured.
Beckett notices Swayze beginning to put on her clothes.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
Hey! Where ya goin'?
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
I think it's about that time,
Beck...
      (hesitantly)
...you know, before...
                                                            
Beckett places a finger up to her lips. She lets out a grin
with her finger still pressed up against her lips. She gives
Beckett A VERY PASSIONATE KISS. Beckett and Swayze smile.
Beckett backs away and watches Swayze finish putting on the
rest of her clothes.
                                                            
After Swayze finishes putting on her clothes, she waves
goodbye to Beckett, and Beckett waves back. Swayze reaches
for the doorknob.
                                                            

9.

                       BECKETT
Swaze, wait!
                                                            
Swayze turns around to face Beckett.
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
What is it, Beck?
                                                            
                       BECKETT
      (leading the
       question)
Aren't you forgetting something?
                                                            
Swayze takes a moment to think about it, then she smiles.
She leans forward to kiss Beckett. Beckett closes her eyes
in anticipation.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
      (whispering)
The safe word.
                                                            
Swayze stops short of Beckett's lips. It takes her a second
to realize what's going on. She flashes a look of
disappointment at Beckett.
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
You know what? You're absolutely
right. Tell ya what; how about I
surprise you?
      (snaps finger)
Tell ya what; how about "Dick
Laurent is Dead"? How's that
sound?
                                                            
                       BECKETT
"Dick Laurent is Dead", huh?
      (grinning)
I like that.
                                                            
                       SWAYZE
      (smiling)
I thought you would.
                                                            
Swayze gives Beckett A KISS GOOD NIGHT and exits the hotel
room. Beckett walks backward toward the bed with a big
shit-eating grin imprinted on her face. She flops onto the
bed, arms outstretched like Jesus on the cross. She closes
her eyes and goes to sleep.
                                                            
 

10.

INT. ROOM - DAY
                                                            
JUAN, a black-haired Latino man in his mid-to-late 20s,
awakens AS IF STARTLED BY A BAD DREAM. He looks around and
spots a SMARTPHONE on the nightstand. He composes a text
message and sends it. Juan sets the phone down back on the
nightstand.
                                                            
He looks around the room. Juan doesn't seem to recognize
where he is, but somehow, this place...FEELS familiar. His
ears perk up to THE SOUND OF WATER RUNNING in the BATHROOM.
He gets up and makes his way towards the bathroom.
                                                            
 
INT. BATHROOM - DAY
                                                            
Juan slowly enters the bathroom. He quickly discovers that
someone is in the SHOWER. The question is; who?
                                                            
                       DREW (O.S)
      (shouting)
Hello?!
                                                            
Juan is startled by the voice coming from the shower. He
doesn't quite know how to respond.
                                                            
                       DREW (O.S.)
      (shouting)
Who's there?!
                                                            
Juan turns toward the mirror. He looks at himself lovingly,
like Narcissus falling in love with his own reflection. He
caresses his body as if he was a customer trying on new
clothes.
                                                            
Juan marvels at his physique in the mirror, but it's his
face that ultimately betrays his true emotions. His body
language is saying; "I AM BEAUTIFUL", but the expression on
his face is really saying; "AM I BEAUTIFUL?".
                                                            
Suddenly, the shower curtain JERKS OPEN. DREW, a
blond-haired young man with soul-piercing blue eyes, turns
his shampoo-coated gaze towards Juan.
                                                            
                       DREW
Hey, look who's up. Could you pass
me that towel over there?
                                                            
Juan grabs the towel off of the rack and gives it to Drew.
Drew takes the towel and wipes his face. Drew hands it back
to Juan.
                                                            

11.

                       DREW
Thanks.
                                                            
Drew looks at Juan and gives a "come hither" look to him.
Drew opens the shower curtain and motions with his finger
for Juan to join him. Juan smiles and gets into the shower
with Drew.
                                                            
DREW AND JUAN PASSIONATELY KISS EACH OTHER.
                                                            
 
INT. KITCHEN - DAY
                                                            
Drew prepares a rather unusual breakfast; a completely naked
Swayze, splayed out on the table like a SUSHI GIRL, with
only GREEN LEAVES DECORATED WITH MANY VARIETIES OF SUSHI
covering various parts of her body, including some that have
been strategically placed in order to cover her "naughty
bits".
                                                            
Juan takes his seat, HIS EYES FOCUSED LIKE A LASER on Drew.
Drew has notices Juan's awkward gaze. He smiles as he buses
the plates and chopsticks to the table. Drew sits down next
to Juan.
                                                            
                       DREW
      (teasing)
So...are ya ready for another
round?
                                                            
                       JUAN
      (surprised)
Huh?
                                                            
                       DREW
      (joyful)
Well, well, well...
      (to Juan)
look who decided to join us.
                                                            
Drew takes a piece of sushi from Swayze's left breast and
eats it.
                                                            
                       JUAN
Sorry, Drew. I guess I was
daydreaming.
                                                            
Juan takes a bite from a piece of sushi that he got from
Swayze's midsection.
                                                            
                       DREW
About me?
                                                            

12.

                       JUAN
Yeah, kinda.
                                                            
                       DREW
You did seem
awfully...frisky...this morning.
That was...I mean, not that I'm
complaining, but...
                                                            
                       JUAN
I dunno. I just...I had this
really weird dream last night.
When I wake up the first time,
I...
                                                            
                       DREW
Wait, hold on. The first time? You
mean like a dream within a dream,
right?
                                                            
                       JUAN
Yeah. I wake up and you're nowhere
to be found. I start to freak out
because I don't know where you
are, or if you're even all right.
                                                            
                       DREW
      (concerned)
OK. So when you woke up this
morning and saw me, what was going
through your mind?
                                                            
                       JUAN
That If I go to sleep
tonight...that tomorrow...I'll
never see you again.
      (scoffs)
Pretty silly, huh?
                                                            
                       DREW
      (chuckles)
Absolutely.
      (takes Juan's hand)
Look, I know we've
been though a lot together, but
you know that no matter
what, I'll always have your back.
                                                            
Juan caresses Drew's cheek.
                                                            
                       JUAN
And you'll always know how much
that means to me, baby.
                                                            

13.

                       DREW
Hey, you wanna hear something
cool? I bet it'll make you feel
better.
                                                            
                       JUAN
      (smiling)
What?
                                                            
                       DREW
When I woke up this morning, we
were holding hands.
      (smiling)
Just like this.
      (holds Juan's
       hands.)
Ain't that something?
                                                            
                       JUAN
      (looking at his
       and Drew's hands)
Yeah.
      (to Drew)
Really something.
                                                            
                       DREW
      (smiling)
I love you.
                                                            
DREW AND JUAN KISS.
                                                            
                       JUAN
      (mouthing words)
I love you.
                                                            
Drew gets up from the table.
                                                            
                       DREW
Now I know I said I wasn't going
anywhere, but I do gotta get to
work, so there's that.
                                                            
                       JUAN
So go, ya big baby.
                                                            
Drew gives Juan a smooch and heads for the door. Drew turns
back to Juan. Juan take the chopsticks and grab not a piece
of sushi, but SWAYZE'S RIGHT EYEBALL!!! Swayze has no
reaction to having her eyeball taken out of its socket.
Swayze remains...eerily calm.
                                                            
Juan brings the eyeball up to his mouth before looking back
at Drew.
                                                            

14.

                       JUAN
So, are we still on for tonight?
                                                            
Juan glances up at Drew.
                                                            
                       DREW
We're always on.
                                                            
Drew gives Juan a wink and closes the door behind him. Juan
then PLACES THE EYEBALL INTO HIS MOUTH AND CHEWS IT.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. BECKETT'S KITCHEN - DAY
                                                            
Beckett is eating lunch. THE PHONE VIBRATES. Beckett picks
it up and looks at a TEXT MESSAGE. The message reads; 'DICK
LAURENT IS DEAD'. Beckett laughs. She knows who this is.
                                                            
 
INT. BECKETT'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Beckett sits down at her workstation, typing away on her
LAPTOP. She reaches into A BROWN SATCHEL hanging on her
chair and pulls out A HANDFUL OF USB FLASH DRIVES, as well
as A SMALL ENVELOPE. She stares at the envelope while
caressing her chin.
                                                            
 
INT. JUAN'S ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Juan is sitting on the bed, checking his watch. He grabs the
remote from the nightstand next to him and turns the TV on.
A familiar face appears;
                                                            
BECKETT.
                                                            
                       BECKETT (O.S.)
Oh, there you are. You know, for a
second there, I thought you were
gonna flake on me. Where are you?
                                                            
                       JUAN
My
      (making air quotes)
"home".
                                                            
                       BECKETT
Great. Can you...
                                                            
Beckett puts his hand up to his face and waves it from side
to side.
                                                            

15.

                       BECKETT
...see me?
                                                            
                       JUAN
      (scoffs)
Yeah.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
Bitchin'.
      (sighing)
Okay, sooooo...I stopped by the
post office and picked up the
stuff you left.
                                                            
                       JUAN
And?
                                                            
                       BECKETT
Everything looks good, Swaze. Not
a hair outta place. There is one
thing, though.
                                                            
                       JUAN
What's that, Beck?
                                                            
                       BECKETT
There's no flash drive of the
Rebecca chick. I couldn't find it
in any of the stuff you gave me.
                                                            
                       JUAN
I didn't make one.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
      (puzzled)
I'm not following you, Swaze.
                                                            
                       JUAN/SWAYZE
I didn't make one, Beck.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
Swaze...
                                                            
                       JUAN/SWAYZE
I know. I just.. I couldn't do it
this time.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
Oh. I see.
                                                            
Beckett holds up A NECKLACE to the web-cam for Juan/Swayze
to see. It's the exact same necklace as the one Rebecca
placed in her robe pocket.
                                                            

16.

                       BECKETT
Wanna tell me what this is about,
Swaze?
                                                            
                       JUAN/SWAYZE
      (softly)
Beck...
      (whispering)
Beckett, do you believe in God?
                                                            
Beckett leans back in her chair. She doesn't like where this
conversation is going.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
      (sympathetic)
No. But I'm afraid of Him.
                                                            
                       JUAN/SWAYZE
Why?
                                                            
                       BECKETT
Because if I believed in
Him...well, then I suppose you'd
have to assume that I believed in
The Devil, wouldn't ya?
                                                            
                       JUAN/SWAYZE
Huh. I guess I would.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
The thing is; at some point, us
humans have to accept
responsibility for all the sick,
twisted shit that we do, ya know?
                                                            
                       JUAN/SWAYZE
I suppose.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
Dude, what's with all the G-O-D
talk? You're creeping me out, man.
                                                            
                       JUAN/SWAYZE
I'm all right. It's just something
that's been on my mind lately.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
Well, in that case, I won't keep
you long. So what do you want me
to do with the necklace?
                                                            
                       JUAN/SWAYZE
Keep it safe.
                                                            

17.

                       BECKETT
Do you want me to put it in the
archive?
                                                            
                       JUAN/SWAYZE
No. Just...keep it safe, okay?.
                                                            
                       BECKETT
Gotcha. So...are you ready?
                                                            
Juan/Swayze looks at the TV.
                                                            
                       JUAN/SWAYZE
Ready.
                                                            
Juan/Swayze lets out a heavy sigh.
                                                            
SERIES OF SHOTS - JUAN/SWAYZE & DREW WATCH TV.
                                                            
B) Drew cooks POPCORN in the microwave.
                                                            
C) Drew and Juan/Swayze KISSING.
                                                            
D) Drew & Juan/Swayze HOLDING HANDS while sleeping on the
couch.
                                                            
CUT TO BLACK.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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From Celene Fraticelli Date 5/26/2013 ***1/2
I'm a little confused about exactly what happened in this screenplay, but I COULDN'T STOP READING IT!!!


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