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Inside Out
by Rick McCormick (rickmick_99@yahoo.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Action/Adventure   User Review:
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A falsely imprisoned army medic must find a fellow soldier in a gigantic, outdoor prison, known as the No-Go Zone, to prove his innocence and escape the sadistic whims of his former sergeant.


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FADE IN:

EXT. DESERT - DAY
                                                            
SUPER: AFGHANISTAN, 2023
                                                            
A dry river bed lies beneath jagged, snow-capped mountains.
                                                            
A small group of U.S. soldiers makes its way toward an
alluvial fan at the base of the mountains. Their boots make
a CRUNCHING sound with each step in the sand.
                                                            
RUSTY RYAL (22), Rambo, self-centered, callous, controlling,
reckless, untwists the top of his canteen and downs the last
drops.
                                                            
Rusty swipes the canteen off DAVID PATTERSON (22), low
self-esteem, yields to others, respectful, who wears a medic
patch. David watches Rusty help himself to the last of his
water.
                                                            
Rusty tosses the empty canteen to David. The other
soldiers, including JIM WESTBROOK (20), pushy, does what is
convenient, nervously chuckle. Westbrook places a large
ammunition belt over David's shoulder.
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
Just 'til we get to the top.
                                                            
The soldiers move on.
                                                            
Shots RING out from the mountains. The soldiers take cover
behind boulders. Rusty scrapes his hand on a rock.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Damn it!
                                                            
His hand bleeds.
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
They're too far away to be aiming
at us.
                                                            
David pours hydrogen peroxide on Rusty's hand.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Check for friendlies, Patricia.
                                                            
David uses binoculars to scan the mountainside. He sees a
shiny reflection.
                                                            

2.

                       DAVID
A quarter way up below the tree
line, sir.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
That's gotta be McCafferty's men.
                                                            
The soldiers continue on.
                                                            
 
EXT. MOUNTAIN - DAY
                                                            
Several Middle Eastern terrorists fire AK-47s at a small
group of U.S. soldiers pinned down behind boulders.
                                                            
David, Rusty, and the other soldiers HEAR the FIREFIGHT.
They duck behind boulders.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Friendlies.
                                                            
David looks through his binoculars. He sees shiny
reflections.
                                                            
                       DAVID
I got sparkles, sir.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Move out.
                                                            
David, Rusty, and the others head up the mountain.
                                                            
The terrorists aim rocket-propelled grenade launchers at the
pinned down soldiers. They fire the grenade launchers. The
RPGs SLAM into the U.S. soldiers, who are obliterated.
                                                            
David, Rusty, and the other soldiers see smoke and are
stunned.
                                                            
The terrorists cheer and run to the lifeless, blood-soaked
bodies. They salvage the soldiers weapons and ammunition.
                                                            
The terrorists remove hologram pins from the soldiers'
shirts. They pin them on their shirts. The hologram pins
twinkle in the sunlight.
                                                            
The terrorists watch David, Rusty, and the other soldiers
approach quickly up the mountain.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Friendlies.
                                                            

3.

David looks through his binoculars. He sees the shiny
reflections.
                                                            
                       DAVID
One o'clock, sir.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Are they moving?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Yes.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Move out.
                                                            
The soldiers move on, but David hesitates.
                                                            
                       DAVID
How do we know they're friendlies?
                                                            
The soldiers stop.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
You just said you saw friendlies.
                                                            
                       DAVID
I know, but...something's not
right.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
We need that ammo. Move out!
                                                            
They head out.
                                                            
The terrorists hide behind trees and boulders.
                                                            
The soldiers stop short of the tree line.
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
We can't lose any more men.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
You check it out, Patricia.
                                                            
David stares at the tree line.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
For once in your life have some
guts, not like eleventh grade when
you were afraid to ask Vicky to
prom.
                                                            

4.

                       WESTBROOK
Vicky?
                                                            
                       RUSTY
My girlfriend, Vicky Baker. Soon
to be Vicky Ryal.
                                                            
Rusty cherishes the pain on David's face.
                                                            
David hands his binoculars to a soldier.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
And the first aid kit.
                                                            
David takes off a pack with a red cross logo. He slowly
makes his way toward the tree line with his M16 ready.
                                                            
The soldiers watch David disappear over a ridge.
                                                            
The terrorists lie in wait. They watch David approach up
the narrow trail.
                                                            
One of the terrorists signals the others. They FIRE at
David. David barrel rolls across the ground and ducks
behind a tree. Bullets RICOCHET off the tree.
                                                            
The soldiers HEAR the SHOTS and spring to their feet. They
race up the path David took. Rusty follows cautiously from
the back of the pack.
                                                            
The terrorists see the soldiers and open FIRE. Some of the
soldiers are struck and fall to the ground, motionless. The
soldiers return FIRE. David FIRES several rounds from his
M16, which strike several terrorists.
                                                            
Westbrook races toward a downed comrade. He tries to
administer first aid but is shot. He writhes in pain.
                                                            
Rusty cowers behind a boulder. He watches the terrorists
shoot at his few remaining soldiers. David shoots and
strikes several more terrorists.
                                                            
One of the last remaining terrorists pulls the pin from a
grenade. He throws the grenade at David. The grenade
EXPLODES. David is launched through the air. He STRIKES a
tree.
                                                            
Rusty sees the last terrorist flee. He watches blood gush
from David's chest. Westbrook hobbles over to David. He
presses his bloody hands into David's chest.
                                                            
                       RUSTY (O.S.)
Don't.
                                                            

5.

Westbrook turns to see Rusty with a gun pointed at him.
                                                            
 
INT. MILITARY COURTROOM - DAY
                                                            
Five military judges, including HEAD JUDGE (60), assertive,
sit at a long table. David is seated in the witness chair.
                                                            
                       DAVID
The explosion knocked me off my
feet. Next thing, I woke up in
the hospital. I don't really
remember anything.
                                                            
                       HEAD JUDGE
What's the last thing you do
remember?
                                                            
                       DAVID
I remember packing for the trip.
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
Westbrook is in the witness chair. David sits at the
defense table with his attorney.
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
Private Patterson disobeyed
Sergeant Ryal's direct order to
stay back. He jeopardized all of
us because we had to go in to save
him. He cost us a lot of good
men.
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
Rusty is in the witness chair.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
He was unconscious and bleeding
profusely, so I took it upon
myself to save him, with no regard
for my own safety.
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
Head Judge reads from a sheet of paper.
                                                            
                       HEAD JUDGE
Private David Steven Patterson, we
find you guilty of willfully
disobeying a superior officer,
manslaughter for the reckless
            (MORE)

6.

                       HEAD JUDGE (cont'd)
endangerment of other soldiers...
                                                            
David's life is zapped from him.
                                                            
                       HEAD JUDGE
You are hereby sentenced to
twenty-five years in a military
prison...
                                                            
 
EXT. MILITARY PRISON - DAY
                                                            
The concrete eyesore sits solidly in the middle of nowhere.
                                                            
 
EXT. MILITARY PRISON YARD - DAY
                                                            
Dreary and bare. Self-segregated prisoners lift weights,
play basketball, and keep watch for ambushes.
                                                            
 
INT. MILITARY PRISON - DAY
                                                            
Steel doors SLAM. Chains and keys RATTLE.
                                                            
Guards escort a heavily shackled, trembling David down a
long, cold corridor.
                                                            
Prisoners peer through small, cell door windows to get a
glimpse of David.
                                                            
Black decoration balls conceal video cameras.
                                                            
                       PRISON GUARD
First time?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Yes, sir.
                                                            
                       PRISON GUARD
Always do what you're ordered, you
hear?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Yes, sir.
                                                            
David and the guards arrive at a cell door. The guards
unlock the door and unshackle David.
                                                            

7.

INSIDE DAVID'S CELL
                                                            
David slowly enters the dark, tiny room. Paint peels from
the dirty walls. He scans the filthy toilet and worn bed.
The guards watch David's body tremble.
                                                            
                       PRISON GUARD
Don't look weak, or the vultures
will be all over you. In here,
it's push or be pushed.
                                                            
The guards leave. The steel door SLAMS shut. David lies
down on the bed. He goes into a fetal position. His body
shakes uncontrollably as the reality of what's happening
sets in.
                                                            
 
EXT. MILITARY PRISON - DAY
                                                            
The guards lead the prisoners out to the prison yard. The
prisoners segregate themselves.
                                                            
David stands alone and watches the prisoners. Some
prisoners play basketball on the netless, rusty rims. Some
lift weights.
                                                            
David examines the steel perimeter fence. He studies a
second fence that parallels the first. Both are topped with
ample barbed wire. David scans the manned guard towers.
                                                            
A couple of white prisoners, MARK GROSS (30), strong,
confident, and JAKE BADENHOP (30), twitchy, march over to
David.
                                                            
                       MARK
You got a death wish or something?
                                                            
                       DAVID
No.
                                                            
                       MARK
Get over with your group.
                                                            
David, Mark, and Jake head to the white group.
                                                            
                       MARK
Clean up our area.
                                                            
                       DAVID
With what?
                                                            
                       MARK
Your shirt.
                                                            

8.

David takes off his shirt. He wipes down a table. The
white prisoners laugh.
                                                            
MONTAGE - WHITE PRISONERS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DAVID
                                                            
-- They make David clean the white section.

-- They make him sweep the white section.
                                                            
David sweeps the white prisoner section. He watches a group
of Hispanics. He checks to see if any white prisoners are
looking. He sets the broom down.
                                                            
David takes a few steps toward the Hispanic group, but steps
back. He takes a deep breath. He saunters toward the
Hispanic group.
                                                            
Mark sees David.
                                                            
                       MARK
What the hell's he doin'?
                                                            
                       JAKE
He's gonna start a war.
                                                            
                       MARK
Go get him.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Hell no.
                                                            
David stops. He edges forward. David catches the attention
of JUAN GARCIA, (30), tiny, frustrated, and others.
                                                            
                       JUAN GARCIA
What the hell...?
                                                            
The Hispanic group springs into action by surrounding David.
David tries to leave.
                                                            
                       VOICE (O.S.)
Get him, Chihauhau!
                                                            
Juan gets in David's face.
                                                            
                       JUAN GARCIA
Leave, or I'll cut your throat!
                                                            
Juan sees armed guards watching from their towers. He
pushes David towards the white prisoner section.
                                                            
                       JUAN GARCIA
Don't ever come back here!
                                                            

9.

David sees black prisoners playing basketball and lifting
weights. Mark watches David head slowly toward the
basketball court.
                                                            
                       MARK
He's gonna get us all killed.
                                                            
MICHAEL THOMPSON, (30), skinny, nervous, stands on a
prisoner's shoulders as he tries to feed a worn net through
a rusty basketball rim.
                                                            
Michael spots David. He immediately hops down and rushes
toward David. David freezes.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
You color blind?
                                                            
Michael gets up in David's face.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
What do you want, whitey?
                                                            
                       DAVID
I wanna play.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
You probably don't even got credit
card width leapin' ability.
                                                            
Prisoners laugh.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
You got three seconds to get out
of here. One. Two.
                                                            
                       JOE (O.S.)
You got next.
                                                            
They all turn to JOE SIMPSON (30), black, confident,
fearless, a man amongst boys.
                                                            
Mark, Jake, and the other white prisoners watch David mix in
with the black prisoners.
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
David plays basketball with the black prisoners. He passes
the ball, sets screens, and scores a basket.
                                                            
NEXT DAY
                                                            
The prisoners exit the building. David heads toward the
basketball court. Mark and Jake cut off David.
                                                            

10.

                       JAKE
Don't go over there.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Why not?
                                                            
                       MARK
'Cause I said so. I don't want a
war.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Color doesn't matter in the
military.
                                                            
                       MARK
It does here.
                                                            
                       JAKE
This ain't the military.
                                                            
Joe sees David try to leave, but Mark yanks him back.
                                                            
                       MARK
You're either with us, or with
them.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Aren't we good enough for you?
                                                            
                       DAVID
I just wanna play hoops.
                                                            
Mark looks around. Joe sees Mark punch David hard in the
stomach. David drops to a knee.
                                                            
                       MARK
I just wanna punch people.
                                                            
David gasps for air.
                                                            
                       MARK
You don't listen well. I'll send
you some Q-tips.
                                                            
Mark and Jake leave.
                                                            
 
INT. PRISON MESS HALL - DAY
                                                            
David eats with Joe and Michael. He sports a shiner.
                                                            
Guards watch Mark and Jake stride over toward David's table.
                                                            

11.

                       JOE
If you show 'em respect, they'll
respect you. Just don't let anyone
push you around, or they'll never
stop.
                                                            
David and Joe see Mark and Jake approach.
                                                            
                       JOE
Stand your ground.
                                                            
Michael's eyes get big when he sees Mark and Jake.
                                                            
                       JOE
Don't go.
                                                            
Michael quickly picks up his tray and leaves.
                                                            
                       JOE
Damn it.
                                                            
                       MARK
Get outta here.
                                                            
                       DAVID
You better go, Joe.
                                                            
                       JOE
Why? Because these idiots told me
to?
                                                            
Mark SLAPS Joe's tray off the table. Food flies. Joe
calmly remains seated.
                                                            
Guards hustle over and restrain Mark and Jake. David
watches a guard prepare to restrain Joe. Joe gives the
guard a snarl. The guard backs off and helps the other
guards haul off Mark and Jake.
                                                            
                       JOE
I'm gonna grab another plate. You
want anything?
                                                            
David watches Joe head towards the kitchen.
                                                            
 
EXT. MILITARY PRISON - DAY
                                                            
David has two black eyes. A bell RINGS. The prisoners walk
toward the main building. Joe watches Mark and Jake move
toward David.
                                                            

12.

Mark knees David in the stomach. David EXHALES LOUDLY and
drops to a knee.
                                                            
                       MARK
You didn't use the Q-tips.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Understand this?
                                                            
Jake lifts his shirt to flash a shank in his waistband.
                                                            
Mark, Jake, and the other white prisoners head into the
building.
                                                            
 
INT. DAVID'S CELL - DAY
                                                            
David practices karate moves. He HEARS KEYS and FOOTSTEPS.
He places a shank in open view on the floor. He lies down
on his bed.
                                                            
A guard stops at the door and looks in through the door
window. The guard spots the shank.
                                                            
 
INT. SOLITARY CONFINEMENT - DAY
                                                            
Guards escort a heavily shackled David into a solitary cell.
They unshackle David and leave. David lies down on his bed
with a smile.
                                                            
 
EXT. MILITARY PRISON - DAY
                                                            
SUPER: TWELVE YEARS LATER
                                                            
Weeds grow through cracks in the concrete. There's chipped,
faded paint throughout. The entire place looks like it was
abandoned decades ago.
                                                            
 
INT. MILITARY PRISON - DAY
                                                            
Paint peels from the walls. Rusty (34), loaded with medals
on his military uniform, walks down a dirty, dimly lit
corridor with WARDEN (55), worn catcher mitt face. Rusty
holds a donut and coffee cup. Warden carries a donut box.
                                                            
                       WARDEN
Any word on my promotion?
                                                            
                       RUSTY
I'm still working on it.
                                                            

13.

Rusty shoves the last of his donut into his mouth. He
sticks his hand out toward Warden.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Reload.
                                                            
Warden offers the donut box. Rusty snatches a donut.
                                                            
VISITOR'S ROOM
                                                            
Rusty enters with the box of donuts and his coffee. David
(34), unkempt, sits on the other side of a thick Plexiglas
window. His faded, blue prison garb has holes and patches.
                                                            
Rusty sees David's uncombed hair. The two use telephones to
communicate.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
What did you do after you combed
your hair, Patricia?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Messed it up.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Don't smart ass me.
                                                            
Rusty shows his latest rank emblem.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
High school's "most likely to
succeed" got promoted again.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Terrific.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
I'd offer you a doughnut but the
partition's in the way. It'd
probably just spoil your bologna
sandwich.
                                                            
Rusty savors a large bite of his donut.
                                                            
                       DAVID
What happened on that mountain?
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Nothing. You wanted to be a hero,
ended up being a zero.
                                                            

14.

                       DAVID
I want to be transferred to
Westbrook's prison.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
He died in prison.
                                                            
David is surprised.
                                                            
                       DAVID
No, he didn't.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Talk to the prison cook about
getting me some recipes for Vicky.
She can't cook worth shit.
                                                            
                       DAVID
How is she?
                                                            
                       RUSTY
I have to put her in her place
from time to time.
                                                            
David clenches his fists.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
She's dynamite in bed, but you
wouldn't know about that.
                                                            
                       DAVID
The only good thing about being in
here is not having to put up with
your crap.
                                                            
David hangs up the phone and strolls off.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Get back here! Don't walk away
from me!
                                                            
Guards and prisoners stare at Rusty. Rusty springs from his
chair.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
That's an order!
                                                            
Veins pop from his neck and forehead.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
You son of a bitch!
                                                            
David walks out a door.
                                                            

15.

OUTSIDE VISITOR'S ROOM
                                                            
Warden waits. Rusty storms out of the visitor's room.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Add to his file a paper stating
that he's a psycho! He stays
here! No transfers! Got it?
                                                            
                       WARDEN
Yeah.
                                                            
 
EXT. SENATOR HUGHES'S RESIDENCE - DAY
                                                            
SUPER: EIGHT YEARS LATER
                                                            
MEN in dark suits occupy two newly polished, black sedans
with Government plates.
                                                            
The gated community guard stands armed with an AK-47 outside
his guard shack. He watches the two sedans like an eagle.
                                                            
Two MEN in dark suits and sunglasses wait at the heavily
fortified front door of the mansion.
                                                            
 
INT. SENATOR HUGHES'S RESIDENCE - DAY
                                                            
SENATOR ROBERT HUGHES, (60), confident, mature, kisses his
WIFE goodbye. His two high school DAUGHTERS watch TV nearby.
                                                            
                       TV NEWSCASTER (O.S.)
      (On TV)
Another prison riot has left five
correctional officers dead. This
is the fourth such incident in the
last ten days. Experts blame the
lack of funds for more guards and
prisons.
                                                            
                       SENATOR HUGHES
Turn that off.
                                                            
Senator Hughes checks through the front door peephole,
unlocks the door, and exits. His wife immediately shuts and
locks the door by turning several deadbolts.
                                                            
 

16.

EXT. SENATOR HUGHES RESIDENCE - DAY
                                                            
The two men in suits keep their eyes peeled as they escort
Senator Hughes to the sedan. The three men get into the
sedan. The two sedans speed off.
                                                            
 
EXT. STREET - DAY
                                                            
A massive amount of trash blows like a tornado hit the city
dump. Police sirens BLARE in the distance. The two sedans
bounce their way through numerous potholes.
                                                            
 
INT. BLACK SEDAN - DAY
                                                            
Senator Hughes bounces around in the back seat as he TAPS
away at his computer tablet. He is oblivious to the beggars
and drug dealers on every corner. The distinct dome of the
U.S. Capitol Building appears in the windshield.
                                                            
 
INT. U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING - DAY
                                                            
Marble statues line the immaculate corridors.
                                                            
ARMED GUARDS man a security checkpoint. A line of PEOPLE go
through metal detectors. The people are checked with wand
metal detectors.
                                                            
A sign above large, black doors reads: APPROPRIATIONS.
                                                            
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS HEARING ROOM
                                                            
The SENATORS sit at long, elevated tables. A name plate in
front of Senator Hughes reads: SENATOR ROBERT HUGHES, U.S.
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS CHAIRMAN.
                                                            
The senators face a panel seated at a long table. Dozens of
CAMERAMEN sit on the floor SNAPPING pictures.
                                                            
A packed gallery of ANGRY PEOPLE is separated from the
senators and panel by thick Plexiglas. The crowd holds
banners which read: KEEP PRISONERS LOCKED UP! NO EARLY
RELEASE! NO MORE GOOD BEHAVIOR!
                                                            
Rusty (42), sits at the panel table with a name plate that
reads: RUSTY RYAL, SECRETARY OF U.S. HOMELAND SECURITY.
Seated next to Rusty is ANGRY CITIZEN (60), who SHOUTS into
a microphone.
                                                            

17.

                       ANGRY CITIZEN
My granddaughter was murdered by
an early released prisoner! If
they're sentenced to thirty years,
they should serve thirty years!
                                                            
                       SENATOR HUGHES
We don't have sufficient funds to
house all the prisoners. We have
to release the lesser offense--
                                                            
                       ANGRY CITIZEN
It's a revolving door! They know
if they get caught they'll be out
in no time!
                                                            
The angry mob throws drinks and other objects against the
clear barrier. POLICE step in to control the mob.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Homeland Security has come up with
an entirely new strategy for the
incarcerated. We'd be glad to go
over it with Congress.
                                                            
CONFERENCE ROOM
                                                            
Senator Hughes and other senators sit around a large, highly
polished table. Rusty points at a map of Kansas on a large
wall screen.
                                                            
                       SENATOR HUGHES
You want to house all the male
prisoners inside a giant outdoor
prison?
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Once we absorb the initial outlay
of money to build it, it'll be
cheap to run.
                                                            
                       SENATOR HUGHES
How do you figure?
                                                            
                       RUSTY
The military will supply the
prison guards. The prisoners will
feed themselves.
                                                            
                       SENATOR HUGHES
What?
                                                            

18.

                       RUSTY
It's Kansas. They can grow their
own crops.
                                                            
Some senators LAUGH. Rusty tries to hide his displeasure.
He CLICKS a remote. An artist's conception slide of the
No-Go Zone pops up.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
The one thousand square mile No-Go
Zone will have a land mine field
all around the perimeter fence.
Armed soldiers will be posted
outside the fence.
                                                            
                       SENATOR HUGHES
I like that. I'm tired of these
animals killing our prison guards.
What about housing? You can't
just have 'em outside.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Issue 'em tents.
                                                            
More LAUGHTER.
                                                            
                       SENATOR HUGHES
Four million tents? I'd like to
have that contract.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
The military owns lots of tents.
The Government has lots of
foreclosed farmhouses.
                                                            
More LAUGHTER. Veins pop from Rusty's forehead.
                                                            
                       SENATOR HUGHES
I'm afraid we're going to pass on
this one, Rusty.
                                                            
 
EXT. U.S./MEXICAN BORDER - DAY
                                                            
The long, tall border fence goes as far as the eye can see.
Unmanned aerial drones pass in each direction.
                                                            
Three black SUVs kick up dirt on the dusty road which
parallels the border fence. The three SUVs park next to a
couple of border patrol SUVs.
                                                            
Rusty pops out with other suits including former soldier
colleague Westbrook, (40).
                                                            

19.

                       RUSTY
Jim, stay here. Everyone else
follow me.
                                                            
The rest of the suits and agents, including BORDER AGENT,
(50), beer belly, follow Rusty along the fence.
                                                            
                       BORDER AGENT
Why all the visits?
                                                            
                       RUSTY
I gotta look like I care. It gets
me away from Washington.
                                                            
Border Guard chuckles.
                                                            
Westbrook opens the rear hatches of the SUVs. He watches
the men leave.
                                                            
Westbrook opens a secret door in one of the SUVs to reveal
numerous long boxes. He takes out several boxes and runs
through the sagebrush.
                                                            
Westbrook moves a large, artificial rock to reveal a trap
door. He opens the trap door and descends a ladder with the
boxes.
                                                            
Westbrook exits with several packages wrapped in cellophane.
                                                            
Rusty walks with Border Agent and the men in suits. Rusty
spots a seismic sensor sticking out of the ground.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Sensors picking up any movement?
                                                            
                       BORDER AGENT
Once in a while. Any luck getting
funding?
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Washington's tit's gone dry.
                                                            
Rusty takes Border Agent aside.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
The courts can't try every illegal
sneaking into the country.
                                                            
They look out over the desolate landscape.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
You've got rough topography, heat,
rattlesnakes, and drug dealers
killing each other. Who's going to
            (MORE)

20.

                       RUSTY (cont'd)
notice a few missing illegals?
                                                            
                       BORDER AGENT
No one.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Exactly. Shoot anyone who comes
over that fence. Make sure
they're never found.
                                                            
Border Agent grins.
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
Rusty, Border Agent, and the men in suits return to the SUVs
where Westbrook waits.
                                                            
 
EXT. SENATOR HUGHES'S RESIDENCE - NIGHT
                                                            
Two black sedans pull to the curb. Senator Hughes and his
bodyguards get out and head to the front door. The
bodyguards keep a look out.
                                                            
Senator Hughes enters and closes the door. One of the
bodyguards checks to see that the door is locked. The
bodyguards head to their cars.
                                                            
                       SENATOR HUGHES (O.S.)
No!
                                                            
The bodyguards race back to the house. They try to kick
open the door.
                                                            
                       SENATOR HUGHES (O.S.)
No!
                                                            
A bodyguard uses his gun to SMASH a window.
                                                            
 
INT. SENATOR HUGHES'S RESIDENCE - NIGHT
                                                            
The bodyguard crawls through the window. He sees blood
splattered throughout the front entrance. He unlocks and
opens the front door. The other bodyguards race in with guns
drawn.
                                                            
Senator Hughes stands over his lifeless, bloody wife and
kids.
                                                            
 

21.

INT. U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING - DAY
                                                            
A dejected Senator Hughes, other senators, and Rusty meet
around a conference table. Rusty stands at a large plasma
screen.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
You have the initial costs of
building it and transferring
prisoners, but then it will save
us in the long run.
                                                            
                       SENATOR HUGHES
What about the residents inside
this No-Go Zone?
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Eminent domain them.
                                                            
                       SENATOR HUGHES
And all the empty prisons?
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Put the female prisoners in them.
                                                            
                       SENATOR HUGHES
I guess the homeless could live in
any leftover prisons.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
It'd get 'em off the streets. The
taxpayers might actually start
liking you guys.
                                                            
HOUSE CHAMBER
                                                            
A BUZZ echoes throughout as congressmen wander the floor.
The CLERK OF THE HOUSE (50), SLAMS the gavel and reads from
a sheet of paper.
                                                            
                       CLERK OF THE HOUSE
By a vote of two nineteen to two
twelve, The Kansas Outdoor Prison
Bill passes.
                                                            
Congressmen CHEER.
                                                            
 
INT. THE WHITE HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
THE PRESIDENT (60), addresses the press from a podium.
                                                            

22.

                       VOICE FROM PRESS (O.S.)
How will you keep track of them?
                                                            
                       THE PRESIDENT
A grain-size tracking chip will be
inserted into every prisoner.
Satellites and unmanned drones
will be used to make sure none of
them escapes the No-Go Zone.
                                                            
                       VOICE FROM PRESS (O.S.)
What about those on death
row...the Chuck Mansons of the
world?
                                                            
                       THE PRESIDENT
Supermax prisoners aren't part of
this. Petty criminals will be put
under house arrest or do community
service.
                                                            
                       VOICE FROM PRESS (O.S.)
Why is the U.S. doing this?
                                                            
                       THE PRESIDENT
Our financial condition leaves us
no other choice.
                                                            
The President walks over to a table and sits down. On the
table is a single sheet of paper in an open, leather
notebook. Several pens are neatly lined up.
                                                            
Rusty and several congressmen stand behind the President.
Camera lights flash as the President signs the bill.
                                                            
 
EXT. NO-GO ZONE - DAY
                                                            
Soldiers go door to door in the back country distributing
flyers which read in part: ALL RESIDENTS MUST LEAVE THE
NO-GO ZONE OR RISK GREAT BODILY HARM OR DEATH BY PRISONERS.
                                                            
Soldiers spray paint "OK" in orange on the front doors of
farmhouses.
                                                            
 
INT. HARDWARE STORE - DAY
                                                            
Customers jam the aisles and checkout lines with carts
filled with tools, generators, and plywood.
                                                            
 

23.

INT. SUPERMARKET - DAY
                                                            
Customers hastily empty shelves of bottled water, milk, and
canned goods. They jam the aisles and checkout lines.
                                                            
 
EXT. MILITARY PRISON YARD - DAY
                                                            
David and the other prisoners, including XAVIER ZACHARY
(30), gay, acts tougher than he really is, line up at tables
manned by medical personnel.
                                                            
The medical personnel inject a grain-sized tracking chip
into the triceps area of Xavier's arm.
                                                            
A soldier points an inventory tracking gun at Xavier's arm.
Xavier's information appears on the tracking device.
                                                            
A long line of tired prison buses enter through the giant
gates. Steel bars run alongside the bus windows.
                                                            
Armed guards surround David and the other heavily shackled
prisoners as they line up to board the buses.
                                                            
The last of the prisoners board the buses. The buses exit
the prison.
                                                            
Several parked buses filled with homeless people, boxes, and
furniture wait outside the prison gates. The prisoners
HECKLE and LAUGH at the homeless people.
                                                            
 
INT. BUS - DAY
                                                            
David looks out the window and enjoys the flat, open
landscape dotted with farms, barns, and silos. He sees
numerous cars, trucks, and buses loaded with people,
mattresses, and furniture pass in the opposite direction.
                                                            
 
EXT. FARMHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
A helicopter lands on the grounds of a large farmhouse.
Rusty, Westbrook, and two armed soldiers exit.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
The fridge and cupboards are all
stocked. Believe me, this is
resort living in the No-Go Zone.
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
How long before I get out?
                                                            

24.

                       RUSTY
Don't worry about it.
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
It's my life. I have to worry
about it.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
I said don't worry about it!
                                                            
Rusty storms off. He hops into the helicopter. Westbrook
and the two armed soldiers watch the helicopter take off.
                                                            
 
INT. HELICOPTER - DAY
                                                            
Rusty buckles up next to his right hand man KEITH JORDAN,
(35), dishonest, cautious. The helicopter lifts off.
                                                            
                       KEITH
I don't like this.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Relax. Let's have a little fun
with Patty...see if he can find
Westbrook.
                                                            
                       KEITH
Why not just knock off Westbrook
so he can't testify against you?
                                                            
                       RUSTY
That's being easy on him! He can
rot in here for ripping me off!
                                                            
                       KEITH
I just thought--
                                                            
                       RUSTY
That'd be like letting the scum on
death row take a lethal injection
instead of life in prison. If
that's me, I'm taking the sleepy
juice.
                                                            
 
INT. BUS - DAY
                                                            
The prisoners sleep. The flat farmland goes as far as the
eye can see.
                                                            
A highway sign reads: DO NOT PICK UP HITCHHIKERS.
                                                            

25.

The bus slows down. David and the other prisoners awake.
                                                            
David's eyes open wide when he sees an enormous fence topped
with ample barbed wire.
                                                            
Every couple of hundred yards, a guard shack shades an armed
soldier outside the prison. David's eyes follow the fence
until it disappears into the distance.
                                                            
David sees several news vans with giant telescopic antennas.
A crowd of news reporters and cameramen give live coverage
of the prisoners' arrival. A giant radar dish spins.
                                                            
Several armed soldiers and German shepherds guard huge
gates. A sign reads: NO-GO ZONE - AUTHORIZED VEHICLES ONLY
BEYOND THIS POINT.
                                                            
David and the prisoners stare at all the armed soldiers.
                                                            
The prisoners watch as bulldozers clear the area just
outside the fence. Special machines lay hundreds of land
mines in the freshly-bulldozed area.
                                                            
Workers wearing tool belts and hard hats place seismic
sensors into the soil.
                                                            
The bus driver hands papers to a soldier. The soldier scans
the papers with an electronic device and hands them back.
                                                            
David sees the soldier hand a black ankle bracelet to the
driver. David watches the driver put the bracelet around his
ankle. The bus rolls on.
                                                            
 
EXT. NO-GO ZONE DROP OFF AREA - DAY
                                                            
The long procession of buses pulls into a huge, muddy
staging area crawling with armed soldiers and German
shepherds. Unmanned drones hover and crisscross the sky.
                                                            
Fields of corn, wheat, and sorghum surround the staging
area.
                                                            
David and the other prisoners exit the buses. Several
soldiers remove the prisoners' shackles.
                                                            
                       P. A. ANNOUNCER (V.O.)
Pick up your supplies at the
trucks.
                                                            
David sees several prisoners urinate and defaecate in the
open.
                                                            

26.

                       DAVID
      (To himself)
Looks like there's going to be
land mines inside the prison, too.
                                                            
Joe (now 50), and Michael (now 50), exit a bus. Soldiers
remove their shackles. Michael has fear in his eyes as he
scans the prisoners.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
What if we get split up?
                                                            
                       JOE
Then we get split up.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
No. We can't let that happen.
                                                            
Joe sees the fear in Michael.
                                                            
                       P. A. ANNOUNCER (V.O.)
On the first of every month, new
supplies will be dispersed at
points located on the maps.
                                                            
                       JOE
Look, you've gotta stand your own
ground.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
That was easy before. Everyone
knew you had my back.
                                                            
 
EXT. TRUCK LOT - DAY
                                                            
David and the other prisoners are directed toward a lot
overflowing with eighteen wheelers. He stops and scans a
billboard size map of the No Go Zone.
                                                            
Soldiers disperse backpacks containing canned goods, bottled
water, and blankets out of the back of the trucks.
                                                            
David scans the prisoners in line.
                                                            
Soldiers hand out boxed tents and used civilian clothes.
                                                            
 
EXT. DROP OFF AREA - DAY
                                                            
Rusty's helicopter lands. Rusty and Keith hop out. They
are surrounded by several bodyguards armed with AK-47s.
David eyes the group.
                                                            

27.

                       RUSTY
Even these idiots should be able
to grow crops in Kansas.
                                                            
Rusty and Keith observe an HISPANIC PRISONER and a BLACK
PRISONER arguing over supplies.
                                                            
GUARDS laugh as another HISPANIC PRISONER and a WHITE
PRISONER exchange PUNCHES.
                                                            
The Hispanic Prisoner grabs a stick and prepares to club the
White Prisoner. The White Prisoner kicks the stick out of
the Hispanic Prisoner's hand. The fighting continues.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
None of these guys ever liked
having prison guards around.
                                                            
                       KEITH
So?
                                                            
                       RUSTY
They will now.
                                                            
The guards FIRE SHOTS into the air. The fighting stops.
                                                            
                       P. A. ANNOUNCER (V.O.)
You will grow your own crops.
Signs illustrating how to grow
crops are posted.
                                                            
David saunters over to the arriving buses.
                                                            
                       P. A. ANNOUNCER (V.O.)
You are free to use abandoned
houses. Abandoned houses are
clearly marked. Do not enter
unmarked houses.
                                                            
David watches SOLDIER, 22, scratch his ankle. Around
Soldier's ankle is a black ankle bracelet.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Did a Jim Westbrook arrive, yet?
                                                            
Soldier punches keys on a computer tablet.
                                                            
                       SOLDIER
James L. Westbrook from Salina,
Kansas?
                                                            
David is stunned.
                                                            

28.

                       DAVID
Yes.
                                                            
                       SOLDIER
No.
                                                            
                       DAVID
So, there is a Jim Westbrook from
Salina, Kansas?
                                                            
                       SOLDIER
That's what I just said, didn't I?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Are all the prisoners coming
through here?
                                                            
                       SOLDIER
Yeah, now get back.
                                                            
David steps back. He carefully observes all the prisoners
exiting the buses.
                                                            
Rusty, Keith, and the armed bodyguards march up behind
David. Rusty puts his hand on the back of David's neck and
squeezes hard. A terrified David fights through the pain.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
You're not so tough without a
glass divider, Patricia.
                                                            
Rusty releases David.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Westbrook's not here.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Where is he?
                                                            
                       RUSTY
      (To Keith)
Take a walk, Keith.
                                                            
Keith heads out.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Take someone with you. I don't
trust the filth in here.
                                                            
Keith walks off with bodyguards.
                                                            
Rusty looks proudly over the No-Go Zone.
                                                            

29.

                       RUSTY
How do you like my idea?
                                                            
                       DAVID
I doubt it'll work.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
What do you know? You're just a
criminal. People are a lot safer
with guys like you in here.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Where's Westbrook?
                                                            
                       RUSTY
He won't help you. Besides, no one
will believe your mentally
unstable word over mine.
                                                            
David is surprised.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
I had it added to your file.
                                                            
David sees Mark and Jake eyeing him.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
We're watching you, Patty. Try
not to die in this cesspool.
                                                            
Rusty strolls off.
                                                            
                       DAVID
The prisoners should be split up
by race.
                                                            
Rusty turns around and comes back.
                                                            
                       DAVID
They'll kill each other if--
                                                            
Rusty grabs the back of David's neck and squeezes hard.
David fights through the pain.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
I call the shots here, not you.
Got it?
                                                            
Rusty grabs a handful of David's hair and shakes his head up
and down to force him to nod.
                                                            

30.

                       RUSTY
Good. Who cares if a few die?
Taxpayers won't. I'll give all my
love to Vicky for you.
                                                            
Rusty strides off.
                                                            
The last bus enters the drop off area. David watches the
prisoners step off the bus.
                                                            
Prisoners leave for the open plain in different directions
by race.
                                                            
The prisoners pull off ears of corn and stuff them into
their backpacks. They tie bundles of wheat and sorghum to
their backpacks.
                                                            
David watches the eighteen wheelers roll out.
                                                            
Nearby prisoners concentrate on a bus.
                                                            
David sneaks up on Soldier with his eyes locked on Soldier's
gun.
                                                            
Rusty and Keith observe David from a distance.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
      (To himself)
Don't do it.
                                                            
Soldier turns to David just as he arrives behind Soldier.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Did Westbrook arrive?
                                                            
Soldier punches keys on the tablet. The prisoners eyeing
the bus see that Soldier is occupied.
                                                            
                       SOLDIER
Yes, he did.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Where is he?
                                                            
                       SOLDIER
I can't give out that information.
                                                            
The prisoners race toward a departing bus. They jump onto
the back bumper. One of the prisoners falls off. He gets
up and runs off.
                                                            

31.

Soldiers FIRE their rifles at the prisoners on the back
bumper. Blood splatters against the bus windows. The
prisoners fall off the buses. Silence.
                                                            
A drone gives chase to the fleeing prisoner. The drone
FIRES. Bullets leave a rooster tail of dirt up to him. He
falls to the ground, motionless.
                                                            
The prisoners are stunned.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
If you want that to happen to you,
do what they did. We could use
the target practice.
                                                            
                       P. A. ANNOUNCER (v.o.)
Do not try to escape the No-Go
Zone. Soldiers will not hesitate
to shoot.
                                                            
HEALTH CLINIC
                                                            
Prisoners wait in lines to be given health checks by
military doctors. A doctor gives David a health check.
                                                            
Keith punches numbers into a computer tablet. David's
picture and location appears on the tablet screen.
                                                            
                       KEITH
He's over there.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
And Mark and Jake?
                                                            
Keith punches keys on the tablet and points.
                                                            
                       KEITH
Over there.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Tell 'em where David is. Tell
them not to let him out of their
sight.
                                                            
Keith heads off with bodyguards toward Mark and Jake.
                                                            
                       P. A. ANNOUNCER (v.o.)
Once you've received your
supplies, you're free to move
about the No-Go Zone. Your
embedded chips will signal you
when your time is up.
                                                            

32.

The Hispanics, blacks, and whites head off in different
directions.
                                                            
David watches Mark and Jake confront Xavier.
                                                            
                       JAKE
You still acting tough so no one
finds out you're a faggot?
                                                            
                       MARK
Think you'll be able to keep your
secret from all these guys?
                                                            
                       JAKE
Not if we tell 'em.
                                                            
Mark and Jake chuckle. Xavier turns to leave. Mark yanks
him back around.
                                                            
                       MARK
I'm still talking to you, faggot.
                                                            
Mark holds Xavier's wrists behind his back. Xavier tries to
break free. Jake covers his mouth with his hand.
                                                            
                       JAKE
We'll introduce you to some big,
strong men.
                                                            
Mark and Jake hurry off with Xavier.
                                                            
David hesitates. He flings his backpack off and heads after
the three men. He stops.
                                                            
Xavier breaks free. He trips Mark. He slugs Jake in the
kidneys. Jake falls to the ground.
                                                            
A prisoner runs off with David's backpack.
                                                            
Mark gets up. Xavier slugs him in the stomach. He scores a
karate chop to the back of Mark's head which drops him back
to the ground.
                                                            
Xavier runs off. He passes David.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Hey!
                                                            
David runs after Xavier. He finally catches up to him.
Xavier raises his fists at David.
                                                            
                       DAVID
It's okay!
                                                            

33.

                       XAVIER
It's okay? When we're surrounded
by millions of animals!
                                                            
                       DAVID
I'm not like them.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
You're in here, aren't you?
                                                            
                       DAVID
So are you.
                                                            
Xavier lowers his fists. They head toward the staging area.
                                                            
David looks around for his backpack.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Great.
                                                            
The sea of backpacks with prisoners all look the same.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Why are you here?
                                                            
                       XAVIER
I'm in, out, for burglary.
                                                            
                       DAVID
What'd you steal?
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Food.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Food?
                                                            
                       XAVIER
It was that or eat dog food. One
night, my stomach ached so bad, I
broke into a supermarket.
                                                            
                       DAVID
That's funny.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
What?
                                                            
                       DAVID
You're in for stealing food, and
now you've got all the food you
want.
                                                            

34.

The truckers unload the last of their goods. The trucks
drive off. Suspicious-looking prisoners lurk all around.
                                                            
Rusty, Keith, and their bodyguards stride over to David and
Xavier.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
How do you like the outdoors,
Patricia?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Fantastic.
                                                            
Rusty runs his eyes up and down Xavier.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
      (To David)
Looks like prison's made you
switch teams.
                                                            
The bodyguards CHUCKLE.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
I'll be sure to let 'em know at
the class reunion.
                                                            
Rusty, Keith, and the bodyguards head to the helicopter and
military vehicles.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Has he always treated you like
that?
                                                            
                       DAVID
It's just a rivalry.
                                                            
David and Xavier watch the helicopter and military vehicles
leave out the massive front gates.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Why are you here?
                                                            
                       DAVID
I guess I led some soldiers to
their deaths.
                                                            
Rusty's helicopter circles back.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
You guess?
                                                            

35.

                       DAVID
I was knocked unconscious, but
that's what he testified to.
                                                            
The helicopter heads toward David and Xavier.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
One guy said you did something, so
you end up--
                                                            
                       DAVID
Two guys. The other's in here
somewhere.
                                                            
Xavier watches the helicopter approach. He runs for cover.
The helicopter heads straight for David. It does a low
flyover which sends David diving for cover.
                                                            
David gets covered with dirt. They watch the helicopter fly
off.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
That's more than a rivalry.
                                                            
David dusts himself off. He sees prisoners setting up their
tents.
                                                            
                       DAVID
We shouldn't stay here.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Why not? There's strength in
numbers.
                                                            
                       DAVID
In numbers of good people.
                                                            
David sees a group of ELDERLY MEN. One of the men struggles
to open a canned good.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Eat the fresh fruits and
vegetables first. Save the cans
in case the crops run out.
                                                            
The man puts the can in his backpack.
                                                            
David scans the horizon. He sees large numbers of prisoners
heading out in different directions. The prisoners peel off
fruits and vegetables as they make their way through fields.
                                                            
                       DAVID
There won't be enough food.
                                                            

36.

                       XAVIER
What are you talk'n about? There's
tons of food.
                                                            
                       DAVID
They won't regrow the crops.
They'll steal from others.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
How do you know?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Laziness. It's a common thread
with criminals.
                                                            
David and Xavier see a group of prisoners close in on
weaker, older prisoners. Like a pack of wolves, they knock
down and swipe the older prisoners' backpacks, and run off.
                                                            
Several older prisoners give chase to the thieves. The
thieves are cornered by the mob. The older prisoners take
turns beating the thieves. They take back their backpacks.
                                                            
Another group of prisoners use shanks, sharpened sticks, and
canned goods to stab and beat prisoners. They take off with
the injured prisoners' backpacks.
                                                            
A humongous RIOT quickly breaks out with prisoners beating,
kicking, throwing rocks, and stabbing each other. It's
every man for himself.
                                                            
 
INT. HELICOPTER - DAY
                                                            
Rusty enjoys all the chaos below.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Should've done this a long time
ago.
                                                            
 
EXT. DROP OFF AREA - DAY
                                                            
Mark and Jake steal backpacks from gay prisoners. One tries
to take back his backpack. Mark pushes him down. The other
gay prisoners keep their distance. Mark and Jake head out.
                                                            
Jake looks in all directions.
                                                            
                       MARK
Great.
                                                            
 

37.

EXT. HILLTOP - DAY
                                                            
David and Xavier watch all the chaos.
                                                            
                       DAVID
What a waste.
                                                            
Rusty's helicopter BUZZES the riot.
                                                            
                       RUSTY (V.O.)
      (P.A. system)
Okay.
                                                            
Armed guards SHOOT into the air. The fighting stops.
                                                            
                       DAVID
You're free to join me.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Name's Xavier. You can call me
X-man.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Name's David.
                                                            
The two shake hands and move out.
                                                            
 
EXT. OPEN PLAIN - DAY
                                                            
The massive number of prisoners heads out over the expansive
frontier.
                                                            
David and Xavier come across a boarded up ranch home. Orange
spray paint on the front door reads: OK.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
How about here?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Too close to the front.
                                                            
They continue on.
                                                            
Mark and Jake come across an abandoned farmhouse. A
prisoner tills the land with a hoe.
                                                            
Mark takes a photo of David out of his shirt pocket. He
shows the photo to the prisoner. The prisoner shakes his
head.
                                                            
Mark snags the hoe out of the prisoner's hands and threatens
him with it. He chases the man off.
                                                            

38.

Mark and Jake take off their packs. They sit down on the
front porch.
                                                            
Jake looks in the distance.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Shoot!
                                                            
Mark looks where Jake is looking. Several Hispanics
approach. Mark and Jake strap on their backpacks and head
out.
                                                            
Prisoners take over abandoned farmhouses.
                                                            
 
EXT. FARMHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
David and Xavier cautiously approach a farmhouse. The front
doors are spray painted "OK" in orange. They look in the
windows.
                                                            
David and Xavier see SMALLISH PRISONER, (55), approach.
                                                            
                       DAVID
If you want it, you can have it.
                                                            
Xavier is surprised.
                                                            
                       SMALLISH PRISONER
Thanks, bud.
                                                            
David and Xavier saunter off.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Why'd you give it to him?
                                                            
                       DAVID
I don't want any trouble.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
What trouble? We were here first.
He can find his own place.
                                                            
                       DAVID
It just makes things easier to--
                                                            
                       XAVIER
To let people step on you, Mr.
Doormat?
                                                            
                       DAVID
We'll find another place.
                                                            

39.

                       XAVIER
Anything you say, Mr. D. The more
you let people step on you, the
more they will.
                                                            
 
EXT. WHEAT FIELD - DAY
                                                            
David and Xavier keep a look out as they stride across a
wheat field. They see several Hispanic prisoners with
backpacks moving across an adjacent cornfield. David and
Xavier continue on.
                                                            
Mark and Jake follow in the distance.
                                                            
 
EXT. CORNFIELD - DAY
                                                            
The sun is low. David and Xavier stride through a cornfield
toward an old farmhouse.
                                                            
 
EXT. FARMHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
"OK" is spray painted on the front doors. David and Xavier
peer into a window.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
How about here?
                                                            
                       DAVID
How about there?
                                                            
He points to a nearby barn.
                                                            
                       DAVID
If anyone comes, they won't find
us.
                                                            
 
INT. BARN - NIGHT
                                                            
David and Xavier enter the dim building. David strides to a
tarp covering a large object. He throws back the cover
exposing an old Ford pickup truck.
                                                            
David unscrews the gas cap. He pushes against the side of
the truck and rocks the vehicle. He stops and tilts his ear
to listen for fuel in the tank. He morosely replaces the gas
cap.
                                                            
David scavenges the barn. He finds horse reins and puts
them into his backpack.
                                                            

40.

LATER
                                                            
Xavier cooks ears of corn at a campfire.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Who's this guy we're looking for?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Jim Westbrook...an ex-soldier in
Afghanistan.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Why's he in, out here?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Drug trafficking.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
What's the deal with you and
Rusty?
                                                            
                       DAVID
We grew up together. I used to
cover for him whenever he got in
trouble.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Why?
                                                            
                       DAVID
'Cause his alcoholic dad would
beat him senseless. He wouldn't
lay a hand on me, but he'd tell my
dad. My dad's punishment was
nothing...go to your room, no
dessert.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
You created a monster.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Sometimes, he'd get in trouble
just to see me get punished. He
thought it was funny. I guess he
has it in for me 'cause I was
protecting him.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Because of that?
                                                            

41.

                       DAVID
Sure. The big man had to have
someone stick up for him. That,
and...
                                                            
                       XAVIER
What?
                                                            
                       DAVID
His ex-girlfriend got tired of his
bullying...kind of wanted to go
out with me.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Not good.
                                                            
                       DAVID
I told her no, but Rusty didn't
see it that way.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
That explains him rubbing in
Vicky.
                                                            
Xavier sees a glum David.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Look, Vicky's an adult. If she
wants to leave him, she will.
                                                            
                       DAVID
She doesn't think she's good
enough for anybody else.
                                                            
 
EXT. NO-GO ZONE FENCE - DAY
                                                            
David and Xavier walk along the perimeter fence. David
studies the fence. He periodically shakes the fence to test
its strength.
                                                            
SHACK GUARD, (22), comes out of his guard shack. Markers
clearly indicate where the land mine field begins and ends.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Can you tell me where my friend
Jim Westbrook is?
                                                            
                       SHACK GUARD
I can't help you.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Who can?
                                                            

42.

                       SHACK GUARD
Keep movin', or I gotta call it
in.
                                                            
Shack Guard reaches for his shoulder-mounted transceiver.
                                                            
David and Xavier continue along the fence.
                                                            
They reach the next guard shack. The guard shakes his head.
David and Xavier continue along the fence.
                                                            
David sees a rabbit outside the fence. He takes off his
backpack and pulls out a can of tuna fish.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
I thought we shouldn't eat the
canned stuff until--
                                                            
                       DAVID
Maybe we can get some animals to
blow up the land mines.
                                                            
David dumps the tuna fish on the ground beside the fence.
                                                            
David and Xavier move away from the fence. They lie down
behind bushes.
                                                            
The two tired men fall asleep.
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
David and Xavier wake to SCREECHING birds. Crows fight over
the food they set out. The two continue along the fence.
                                                            
David and Xavier see tracks on the other side of the fence
leading to a crater. A bloody, dead coyote with missing
legs is nearby.
                                                            
David and Xavier use their hands to dig at the base of the
fence. The fencing runs deep underground. David kicks the
fence out of frustration. The two continue on.
                                                            
David sees something. He takes off.
                                                            
A tall ladder leans up against the perimeter fence inside
the No-Go Zone. It's as though a prisoner used the ladder
to escape. David ecstatically looks all around. He climbs
the ladder.
                                                            
A SHOT RINGS OUT. David falls off the ladder. He HEARS
Rusty's LAUGH.
                                                            
Rusty and two armed guards appear from behind bushes.
                                                            

43.

                       RUSTY
I wouldn't want you to blow up. I
bet a hundred dollars saying you
didn't have it in you.
                                                            
Rusty and the two guards approach. Rusty holds a cold
bottle of water dripping condensation. Rusty sees David
eyeing his water bottle. He takes long GULPS. David's
tongue takes a lap around his lips.
                                                            
David watches Rusty pour out the rest of his water. The
guards walk off with the ladder.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Have fun in the wilderness.
                                                            
Rusty's helicopter lands. The guards tie the ladder to the
helicopter's landing struts.
                                                            
Rusty and the guards climb aboard. The helicopter takes
off.
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
David and Xavier spot railway cars in the distance.
                                                            
 
INT. RAILWAY CAR - NIGHT
                                                            
Xavier forms a campfire ring out of rocks. He places wood
inside the ring.
                                                            
David enters with ears of corn and wheat bursting from his
backpack. Xavier prepares to strike a match.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Wait.
                                                            
David scans the horizon. He closes the railway car door.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Okay.
                                                            
Xavier STRIKES the match which BURSTS to life. He lights
the fire.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
How do you know Westbrook is in
the No-Go Zone?
                                                            
                       DAVID
A soldier told me.
                                                            

44.

Xavier takes wheat out of his backpack. A hint of a smile
comes across his face. He hands the wheat and a smooth
stick to David.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
I need you to grind this into
flour.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Okay.
                                                            
Xavier is surprised. He pulls out all the wheat and hands
it to David who can barely hold it all.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
All of it.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Okay.
                                                            
Xavier can't believe it. David spreads the wheat across the
floor.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Before you do that, shuck all this
corn.
                                                            
Xavier shakes his pack upside down. Ears of corn rain down
on the steel floor.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Okay.
                                                            
Disappointment flashes across Xavier's face. David shucks
corn.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Why don't you lick my boots while
you're at it!
                                                            
David stops shucking corn. Xavier takes the corn back.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
You don't have to do everything
people tell you to do.
                                                            
David studies Xavier who shucks the corn.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
What if we run into Westbrook?
                                                            

45.

                       DAVID
We won't run into him. We'll have
to scour this entire place to find
him.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Then what?
                                                            
                       DAVID
I'll find out what really happened
in Afghanistan.
                                                            
David uses the smooth stick as a rolling pin to grind the
wheat.
                                                            
Xavier prepares his sleeping bag. He notices David stirs,
uncomfortably.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
What?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Is it true what Mark and Jake
said? I mean...
                                                            
                       XAVIER
That I'm gay? Yeah.
                                                            
                       DAVID
It's just that, you don't, I
mean...
                                                            
                       XAVIER
I don't act gay?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Yeah.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
I act straight so I don't get beat
up. Don't worry, I'm not
attracted to you.
                                                            
David isn't sure.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Look, just like you can be with a
girl and not make a move on her, I
can be with you and not make a
move on you.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Sorry.
                                                            

46.

                       XAVIER
No worries.
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
The campfire lights David's sweaty body as he grinds wheat.
                                                            
David sees Xavier is asleep. He quietly slides a blanket
over him.
                                                            
 
INT. RAILWAY CAR - DAY
                                                            
Xavier pours water from his canteen onto some flour. He
kneads the bread and places it over the fire.
                                                            
The rail door slides open, startling David and Xavier. Three
skinheads, armed with sticks, jump into the car. SKINHEAD
ONE (30), rebellious, callous, sees the food.
                                                            
                       SKINHEAD ONE
What's for breakfast!
                                                            
Xavier grabs the rolling pin stick. The three skinheads
approach.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Take what you need and get out!
                                                            
                       SKINHEAD ONE
Don't mind if we do.
                                                            
Skinhead One keeps his eyes on David and Xavier. The other
two skinheads wrap the flour and corn inside blankets.
                                                            
                       SKINHEAD ONE
That must've been hard work making
all that flour.
                                                            
Skinhead One takes his eyes off David and Xavier for a
second. Xavier CRACKS him over the head with his stick.
Skinhead One drops like a sack of apples.
                                                            
David and Xavier bolt for the door.
                                                            
 
EXT. RAILWAY CAR - DAY
                                                            
David jumps off. Xavier steps onto an outside climb step.
Xavier and David quickly SLIDE the door closed just before
the skinheads can reach them. Xavier jams his stick into a
latch to act as a linchpin.
                                                            

47.

Xavier hops off. The skinheads POUND on the door and SHOUT.
                                                            
                       SKINHEAD ONE (O.S.)
Open up!
                                                            
                       DAVID
Why'd you do that?
                                                            
                       XAVIER
They might've killed us!
                                                            
                       DAVID
They'll die in there!
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Good!
                                                            
                       DAVID
Then we'll have killed them!
                                                            
                       XAVIER
If you don't bloody a bully's
nose, they'll bloody you.
                                                            
David shuffles his feet in the dirt to spell out "SOS."
                                                            
                       XAVIER
What are you doing?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Making an SOS sign.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
We'll tell the next people we see.
                                                            
                       DAVID
What if we don't see anyone?
                                                            
David places rocks on the "SOS" sign to make it stand out
better.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
You're gonna have to start working
out, 'cause I don't wanna go
through this all the time.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Everything we have is in there.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Everything but our lives.
                                                            

48.

                       DAVID
Maybe we can get more supplies
where they dropped us off.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Best thing about having nothing is
you can just pick up and go.
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
Xavier supervises David doing pushups under the railway car.
                                                            
They quietly come out from under the railway car.
                                                            
David stealthily climbs the car ladder. He puts his ear to
the car door. He removes the linchpin stick. He climbs
down.
                                                            
David and Xavier run off.
                                                            
 
EXT. HILLTOP - DAY
                                                            
David and Xavier stand on the hill overlooking the prisoner
drop off area. The tent city is decimated. Countless
blood-soaked bodies lie in the mud.
                                                            
David and Xavier watch PRISONERS scavenge though the
backpacks on bodies. They head down the hill.
                                                            
 
EXT. DROP OFF AREA - DAY
                                                            
Uncountable scavenger birds pick through the ghastly body
piles. David and Xavier cover their noses and mouths with
their shirts as they scan the surreal devastation.
                                                            
David pulls a backpack off a body. He checks its contents.
He picks through another backpack still attached to a body.
                                                            
Xavier sees vultures pick away at the eyes of a body.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Wicked!
                                                            
                       DAVID
Relax.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
What would you do if you saw a
dead man being eaten alive!
                                                            
David has a "Did you just say that?" look.
                                                            

49.

David and Xavier load up on canned goods and supplies.
                                                            
                       DAVID
I bet the new prisoners still get
dropped off here.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
So?
                                                            
                       DAVID
If I could get aboard one of those
buses--
                                                            
                       XAVIER
They'll kill you.
                                                            
 
EXT. HILLTOP - DAY
                                                            
David and Xavier sleep on the hill. They wake up.
                                                            
David sees a mud puddle. He scoops up mud. He creates a
mud pack around his triceps with the tracking chip. Xavier
does the same thing.
                                                            
David and Xavier watch curiously as the scavenging prisoners
drag several bodies to the drop off point.
                                                            
A HUMMING SOUND. David and Xavier look all around.
                                                            
The prisoners lie down next to the bodies and play dead.
                                                            
A drone approaches. It flies directly over David and
Xavier.
                                                            
Drones circle the drop off area.
                                                            
A prison bus approaches, flanked by military trucks. David's
spirit is zapped.
                                                            
 
EXT. DROP OFF AREA - DAY
                                                            
Dozens of ARMED SOLDIERS get out of the trucks and scope the
area.
                                                            
Dozens of HEAVILY SHACKLED MEN exit the bus. A BABY-FACED
PRISONER (35), WHIMPERS.
                                                            
The soldiers unshackle the prisoners.
                                                            
The playing dead prisoners see their opportunity. They
spring to their feet and dash toward the soldiers. The

50.

soldiers see the prisoners at the last second and open FIRE.
Complete obliteration.
                                                            
The new prisoners stare in disbelief.
                                                            
The soldiers hand each prisoner a full backpack. The
baby-faced prisoner sees the bodies in the tent city. His
tears flow, uncontrollably.
                                                            
The soldiers get back into their trucks. The bus and the
trucks leave. The drones fly off.
                                                            
The prisoners put on their backpacks. They cover their
noses with their shirts and move past the bodies toward the
vast plain.
                                                            
The crying baby-faced prisoner sees a blackbird pecking at a
body. He hopelessly drops to his knees.
                                                            
A couple of prisoners walk over to him. They look around.
They beat the crying prisoner, senseless. Xavier watches in
horror.
                                                            
The prisoners steal the baby-faced prisoner's backpack.
                                                            
 
EXT. TOWN - DAY
                                                            
The abandoned shops have broken windows. David and Xavier
see groups of frustrated prisoners entering and exiting
shops empty-handed. They hurry down the main street.
                                                            
David and Xavier hurry toward a grocery store. PRISONER
(35), cranky, exits the store and bumps hard into David.
                                                            
                       PRISONER
Look out!
                                                            
                       DAVID
Sorry, sir.
                                                            
David backs away. Xavier sees David cower like a
subservient dog to its alpha master.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Where are the whites are?
                                                            
He points.
                                                            
                       PRISONER
They headed up that way.
                                                            

51.

                       XAVIER
Thanks, bro.
                                                            
 
INT. GROCERY STORE - DAY
                                                            
David and Xavier peer down row after row of empty shelves.
Rats run by.
                                                            
David spots a box of aluminum foil.
                                                            
 
EXT. GROCERY STORE - DAY
                                                            
David and Xavier exit.
                                                            
A HUMMING SOUND.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Lift your arm!
                                                            
Xavier lifts his arm. David wraps foil around his triceps
and biceps. David hands Xavier the foil and raises his arm.
                                                            
Xavier wraps foil around David's arm.
                                                            
They scan the sky. The HUMMING gets LOUDER. A drone
approaches.
                                                            
The drone hovers over David and Xavier. A light flashes on
the belly of the drone.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Take 'em off!
                                                            
They rip the foil off their arms. The drone flies off.
                                                            
David spots a gun store.
                                                            
 
INT. GUN STORE - DAY
                                                            
David and Xavier hurry inside the vacant store.
                                                            
David races behind the counter.
                                                            
He sees an open floor safe. He peers inside. He slams the
safe door.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Having a gun in your hand won't
make you stronger, it just makes
the one you point it at helpful.
                                                            
 

52.

EXT. GAS STATION - DAY
                                                            
David and Xavier jog to an abandoned gas station. There are
no fuel pumps. David tries to open the lids on the
underground storage tanks. Locked.
                                                            
Xavier peers through the gas store windows. The store is
completely empty.
                                                            
 
INT. SILO - DAY
                                                            
David and Xavier enter through a crawl door. Leftover corn
kernels are spread all over the ground. They scoop up the
kernels.
                                                            
 
EXT. BARN - NIGHT
                                                            
David does chin-ups from a tree branch. Xavier eats
popcorn.
                                                            
Xavier sees an old U.S. Army shirt on a scarecrow.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Your father was in the military,
wasn't he?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Marines.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
He was strict, wasn't he?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Whenever he gave an order, you did
it. I guess I'm used to doing
what people tell me.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
You? No. No one can make you feel
inferior without your consent.
                                                            
 
INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Rusty, Keith, GUY PARKER (30), and several soldiers check
out monitors. Rusty has his cell phone to his ear.
                                                            
                       SENATOR HUGHES (V.O.)
What the hell happened? I'm
hearing thousands were killed.
                                                            

53.

                       RUSTY
Something like that.
                                                            
                       SENATOR HUGHES (V.O.)
This wasn't going to attract any
attention. I'm going out there.
                                                            
 
INT. HELICOPTER - DAY
                                                            
Rusty, Keith, Mark, Jake, and two armed soldiers are aboard.
Keith checks his GPS tracker.
                                                            
                       KEITH
They're a mile that way.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Stay on them.
                                                            
Rusty taps the pilot and signals him to bring the helicopter
down.
                                                            
 
EXT. HELICOPTER - DAY
                                                            
The helicopter lands. Mark and Jake get out. Mark holds a
GPS tracking device. The helicopter takes off.
                                                            
 
EXT. WHEAT FIELD - DAY
                                                            
David and Xavier move through a wheat field. The SOUND of
approaching helicopters. They look all around. Xavier sees
Mark and Jake.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
David.
                                                            
David sees Mark and Jake.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Don't let on that we see them.
                                                            
David and Xavier continue through the wheat field.
                                                            
Two black helicopters fly over David and Xavier.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Who the heck are in those?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Let's find out.
                                                            

54.

The helicopters prepare to land on the other side of a hill.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Get ready.
                                                            
David and Xavier casually go over the hilltop out of sight
from Mark and Jake.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Go.
                                                            
They race down the hill toward the helicopters in the
distance.
                                                            
 
INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Guy watches the surveillance monitors.
                                                            
INTERCUT - GUY/RUSTY RADIO CONVERSATION
                                                            
                       GUY
The two subjects are on the move
towards Senator Hughes'
helicopters.
                                                            
 
INT. HELICOPTER - DAY
                                                            
Rusty wears a headset.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Don't let 'em reach them! Kill
'em if you have to!
                                                            
                       GUY (V.O.)
Copy.
                                                            
 
EXT. NO-GO ZONE - DAY
                                                            
Senator Hughes, several men in suits, and armed soldiers
exit the helicopters.
                                                            
David and Xavier race through a cornfield.
                                                            
 
EXT. SKY - DAY
                                                            
A drone ZIPS across the sky.
                                                            
 

55.

EXT. NO-GO ZONE - DAY
                                                            
David and Xavier exit the cornfield. They head for Senator
Hughes and his men.
                                                            
The drone closes in.
                                                            
The soldiers spot David and Xavier. They point their
weapons at them. David and Xavier raise their hands.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Don't shoot!
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Don't shoot!
                                                            
                       DAVID
I shouldn't be here! My name's
David Patterson--
                                                            
Rusty's helicopter comes out of nowhere. It touches down.
                                                            
Rusty, Keith, and two armed bodyguards spring from the
helicopter. The two bodyguards point their weapons at David
and Xavier who drop to their stomachs.
                                                            
Drones circle overhead.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Sorry about that, senator. They
have a history of mental problems.
                                                            
Keith points a device at David's chip. David's information,
including psychological problems, is indicated on the
device. Senator Hughes reads the information.
                                                            
                       SENATOR HUGHES
That's alright.
                                                            
Senator Hughes, his men, Rusty, and Keith board the black
helicopters.
                                                            
David, Xavier, and the armed soldiers watch the helicopters
until they are out of sight.
                                                            
The guards beat and pistol whip David and Xavier.
                                                            
 
EXT. NO-GO ZONE FENCE - NIGHT
                                                            
A bruised David and Xavier ramble toward the perimeter fence
in the distance. They watch an unmanned drone patrol the
fence.
                                                            

56.

A second drone patrols in the opposite direction. The
drones pass each other.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Now!
                                                            
David and Xavier rush toward the perimeter fence.
                                                            
David picks up a rock. He throws the rock over the fence.
The rock lands on flat, bulldozed ground next to the fence.
                                                            
David throws another rock over the fence. Xavier throws a
rock over the fence. A land mine EXPLODES. They dive on
the ground. Debris lands all around them.
                                                            
They throw several rocks over the perimeter fence. Land
mines EXPLODE.
                                                            
They see several body forms running towards them. David and
Xavier hurry off.
                                                            
David and Xavier slow down to catch their breath. The
moonlight shines on the prisoners racing towards the fence.
                                                            
The prisoners, including Joe and Michael, throw rocks over
the fence. Land mines EXPLODE.
                                                            
A drone streaks across the sky toward the inmates.
                                                            
The inmates see the drone. Some try to climb the fence in
desperation.
                                                            
Joe and Michael run in opposite directions.
                                                            
The drone FIRES a missile at the inmates. David and Xavier
watch as the missile makes a direct STRIKE on the inmates
with TREMENDOUS FORCE. Bodies fly in all directions. The
fence sustains a huge hole.
                                                            
David and Xavier watch in horror as more drones converge on
the site. The drones FIRE weapons at the few remaining
inmates.
                                                            
A terrified Michael looks for Joe.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Joe!
                                                            
A drone hovers over David and Xavier.
                                                            
 

57.

INT. CONTROL ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Rusty watches a monitor of David looking up at the drone's
bright light. Rusty speaks into a transceiver.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
I could take you out, but I'm
having too much fun.
      (To Guy)
Scare 'em a little.
                                                            
Guy takes hold of a joystick. He looks at a monitor showing
David and Xavier. He navigates a bullseye and cross hairs
just off of them. He pushes a button.
                                                            
A missile EXPLODES close to the two men. The two are tossed
through the air.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Don't kill him, you idiot!
                                                            
David and Xavier stagger to their feet. They stumble off
GULPING air. Bullet trails BLAST dirt just off their heels.
David and Xavier dive into a cornfield. Rusty LAUGHS.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
I own you.
                                                            
 
EXT. NO-GO ZONE FENCE - NIGHT
                                                            
David and Xavier try to catch their breath. They HEAR
MOANING. They hustle over to INJURED PRISONER (18),
skateboarder.
                                                            
David takes off his shirt and presses it against Injured
Prisoner's wounds.
                                                            
Xavier uses a stick to write in the dirt: INJURED. SEND
HELP.
                                                            
 
INT. CONTROL ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Rusty and Keith study a monitor locked on David.
                                                            
                       KEITH
What's he doing?
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Saving people. It's in his blood.
                                                            
 

58.

EXT. NO-GO ZONE FENCE - NIGHT
                                                            
David tends to Injured Prisoner.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Have them clearly mark the fence.
                                                            
                       INJURED PRISONER
I will.
                                                            
The SOUND of an approaching HELICOPTER.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Make sure the phone is fully
charged.
                                                            
                       INJURED PRISONER
Okay. Thanks, David.
                                                            
A large military helicopter lands nearby. It's bright
spotlight shines on David, Xavier, and Injured Prisoner.
Their clothes are torn. Their bodies are bruised and dirty.
                                                            
Several construction workers and armed soldiers hop out of
the helicopter. They carry rolls of new fencing and tools
over to the damaged fence.
                                                            
Rusty, Keith, and armed bodyguards stroll over to the three
with a stretcher.
                                                            
Injured Prisoner closes his eyes.
                                                            
                       DAVID
He needs to be flown out.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
I'll decide if he needs to be
flown out or not!
                                                            
Rusty looks over Injured Prisoner. He nods his head. The
bodyguards place Injured Prisoner on the stretcher.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Having fun camping? You're gonna
be here awhile, Patty. Get used
to it.
                                                            
Rusty snaps a picture of disheveled David.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
To show Vicky how well you're
doing.
                                                            

59.

David clenches his fist. He helps carry Injured Prisoner to
the helicopter.
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
A dark SUV drives with no headlights. The SUV pulls up just
short of the marked land mine field. Two figures jump out.
                                                            
One of the figures has a small drone. The other attaches a
bundled shirt to the bottom of the drone.
                                                            
The drone takes off over the fence.
                                                            
One other figure SHOOTS a paint ball gun at the fence. Paint
sprays all over the fence.
                                                            
The drone drops the bundled shirt inside the No-Go Zone, and
returns.
                                                            
The figures hop into the SUV and ZOOM off.
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL - NIGHT
                                                            
David and Xavier find a table loaded with bandages, rubbing
alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide.
                                                            
Xavier pours hydrogen peroxide onto a cotton ball. She
dabbles the cotton ball onto David's cuts.
                                                            
                       JOE (O.S.)
David!
                                                            
David sees Joe.
                                                            
 
EXT. NO-GO ZONE FENCE - DAY
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe stroll along the perimeter fence.
They see a group of men, including DRUG MAN (50), making
alcohol out of corn. Others are guarding a marijuana grove
with sticks.
                                                            
                       DRUG MAN
Wanna get high?
                                                            
Joe stops, but David and Xavier pull him forward. They
continue on.
                                                            
                       DAVID
If we find him, let me talk to
him.
                                                            

60.

                       JOE
Talk to him? You gotta demand that
he tell you what happened. Either
that or we'll beat it out of him.
                                                            
                       DAVID
We can't beat it out of him.
                                                            
                       JOE
Wanna bet? You gotta put pressure
on him or you'll never know.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
You gotta toughen up, David.
                                                            
                       DAVID
There it is!
                                                            
David points at yellow paint on the fence.
                                                            
David runs away from the fence. Xavier and Joe follow.
                                                            
David spots the bundled shirt. He tears off the string
holding it together. Inside is a cell phone and note.
Xavier and Joe catch up, out of breath.
                                                            
David excitedly turns on the phone. He reads the note.
                                                            
                       DAVID
They got access to a plane!
They're gonna fish me out!
                                                            
                       XAVIER
What?
                                                            
They read the paper.
                                                            
                       DAVID
They got a map of the meeting spot
and everything.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
How are they going to get a plane
in without--
                                                            
                       DAVID
Swoop and grab. That's all
they'll have time for.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Way too risky.
                                                            
David looks at the cell phone screen. It reads: NO SERVICE
                                                            

61.

                       DAVID
Shoot!
                                                            
                       JOE
They probably got the whole place
scrambled.
                                                            
The three observe smoke in the distance. They head out.
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe observe numerous white people in the
distance. David punches buttons on his cell phone.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Damn it.
                                                            
He closes the phone.
                                                            
Joe slows down.
                                                            
                       JOE
I can't go in there.
                                                            
                       DAVID
How will I get Westbrook out if
he's in there? I'll explain
you're with me.
                                                            
                       JOE
If it were the black camp, would
you go in?
                                                            
                       DAVID
No.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
He's right, David. These guys
have been grouped by skin color
for too long. I'm not going,
either.
                                                            
                       DAVID
What?
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Skin color isn't the only problem.
                                                            
                       JOE
What are you talking about?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Xavier's homosexual.
                                                            
Joe stares at Xavier. He LAUGHS. He hugs Xavier.
                                                            

62.

                       JOE
Good job, X-man! I never knew!
                                                            
David takes off his backpack. He takes out a bottled water.
Xavier flashes a signal to Joe.
                                                            
                       DAVID
I'll be back by sunset.
                                                            
                       JOE
You're the man.
                                                            
Xavier and Joe watch David leave.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
      (Mimicking Joe)
You're the man. You call that
building him up?
                                                            
                       JOE
I thought it was good.
                                                            
 
EXT. HELICOPTER - DAY
                                                            
Mark and Jake watch Rusty's helicopter touch down. Rusty
exits and hustles over to Mark and Jake.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
As soon as you see him talking to
anyone, call us.
                                                            
Rusty hops into his helicopter. The helicopter takes off.
                                                            
 
EXT. WHITE CAMP - DAY
                                                            
David sees Mark and Jake following him. He enters the
packed camp.
                                                            
Frail Men and woman dish out tiny rations of food.
                                                            
Several pallets of bottled water and canned goods are
guarded by LARGE MEN with sticks. HUNGRY KIDS beg the men
for food. The men push them back.
                                                            
SERIES OF SHOTS - DAVID INQUIRES ABOUT WESTBROOK
                                                            
- He speaks to several old men who shake their heads.

- He shows a picture of Westbrook to kids.

- He speaks to a group of skinheads who shake their heads.
                                                            

63.

David sees Mark and Jake out of the corner of his eye. He
waits until they take their eyes off of him. David quickly
ducks into a tent.
                                                            
Mark and Jake notice David is gone. They race past the
tent. David pops out of the tent and runs the opposite way.
                                                            
 
EXT. DAVID'S CAMPSITE - DAY
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe warm themselves around a fire. David
sees Mark and Jake building a campfire.
                                                            
                       DAVID
How'd they find us?
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Smoke from the fire?
                                                            
                       DAVID
No. Everybody makes fires.
                                                            
                       JOE
Wanna scare 'em?
                                                            
                       DAVID
No. We don't need Rusty after us.
                                                            
                       JOE
If you don't stand up to him...
                                                            
                       XAVIER
You can't run from him forever.
                                                            
 
EXT. MARK AND JAKE'S CAMPSITE - NIGHT
                                                            
David peeks through bushes. Mark and Jake sleep with their
arms around their backpacks. He scans the campsite. He
spots the GPS tracking device. David creeps toward the
device. He takes the GPS device and slithers away.
                                                            
 
EXT. DAVID'S CAMPSITE - NIGHT
                                                            
Joe and Xavier sleep bear-hugging their backpacks. David
runs up out of breath.
                                                            
                       DAVID
I know where Westbrook is!
                                                            
Joe and Xavier wake up.
                                                            

64.

David shows them the GPS tracking device.
                                                            
ON THE GPS MONITOR: Westbrook's name, I.D. number, and
location are highlighted.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
How long to get there?
                                                            
                       DAVID
I don't know...four or five days.
                                                            
                       JOE
You've gotta return that.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Why?
                                                            
                       JOE
The drones might catch you with
it.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
He's right. They'd just get
another one anyway.
                                                            
                       JOE
At least now you know where he is.
                                                            
David examines the GPS monitor.
                                                            
                       DAVID
This can't be right.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
What?
                                                            
                       DAVID
It says Westbrook has another ten
years.
                                                            
                       JOE
So?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Westbrook was only sentenced to a
couple years.
                                                            
Something comes to David. He quickly punches buttons.
                                                            
                       JOE
Westbrook definitely has info on
Rusty. Why else would he have him
way out there?
                                                            

65.

                       XAVIER
And tell you he's dead.
                                                            
                       DAVID
It won't let me get rid of my
name.
                                                            
                       JOE
You probably need a code.
                                                            
                       DAVID
It's got me here for thirty years!
                                                            
                       XAVIER
What?
                                                            
Joe and Xavier look at the device. The reality of it all
sinks in to David.
                                                            
 
INT. HELICOPTER - DAY
                                                            
Keith's tablet BEEPS. He looks out his window.
                                                            
                       KEITH
There he is.
                                                            
Keith points at a LONE MAN scavenging for food.
                                                            
Rusty slides open the door. He steadies his rifle.
                                                            
The man HEARS the helicopter and looks up. Rusty takes aim,
gleefully. The man runs.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
This is just like one of those
animal documentaries.
                                                            
Rusty FIRES. The man immediately drops to the ground.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Your secret's safe with me.
                                                            
 
EXT. DAVID'S CAMPFIRE - DAY
                                                            
Something catches David's eye. A young, wild boar eats corn
in a decimated cornfield.
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe pick up heavy sticks and rocks. They
sneak up on the boar.
                                                            
 

66.

EXT. DAVID'S CAMPFIRE - NIGHT
                                                            
The three men eat and laugh around a campfire. The boar is
roasting over the fire.
                                                            
David HEARS a SOUND. He creeps over toward some bushes. He
sees three FRIGHTENED BOYS in their late teens, including
JESSIE (18), timid, staring back at him.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Come here.
                                                            
The three boys stand tentatively.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Help us eat this.
                                                            
David heads back to the campfire. The boys approach,
cautiously.
                                                            
David offers them some meat. The boys grab the meat and
immediately stuff it into their mouths.
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
They finish eating and discard the bones into the fire. They
warm themselves by the fire.
                                                            
                       JESSIE
We weren't sure if we could trust
you.
                                                            
                       DAVID
You can't trust anyone out here.
                                                            
                       JESSIE
That's why we move at night. We
sleep during the day in tornado
shelters.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
You can stay with us.
                                                            
The three boys stand up.
                                                            
                       JESSIE
Thanks, but we gotta catch up to
our group.
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe stand and shake hands with the boys.
                                                            

67.

                       JESSIE
Thanks again. We'll never forget
you.
                                                            
The three boys head out.
                                                            
 
EXT. DIRT ROAD - DAY
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe walk along a dirt road. David turns
on his cell phone. The screen reads: NO SERVICE.
                                                            
David sees something ahead. He takes off. Xavier and Joe
run after him.
                                                            
David stops. Pools of coagulated blood surround the bodies
of the three boys they fed.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Damn it!
                                                            
Xavier and Joe arrive.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
No!
                                                            
                       JOE
Guns finally made it in.
                                                            
                       DAVID
How? They're watching the skies.
                                                            
                       JOE
They could've droned 'em in, like
your phone.
                                                            
                       DAVID
They didn't have any food. Why
would someone kill them?
                                                            
The three slowly head out.
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe run. David sees mile marker
twenty-three.
                                                            
                       DAVID
There it is!
                                                            

68.

                       JOE
I'm going to Outback for the
biggest rib eye as soon as I get
out of here.
                                                            
They HEAR movement in nearby bushes. TWO MEN, ANTHONY
RAMIREZ (30), pushy, and TAYLOR JOHNSON (35), direct, appear
from the bushes with sticks and rocks.
                                                            
                       DAVID
You're not getting our backpacks.
                                                            
                       TAYLOR JOHNSON
Never said we wanted 'em. Just
wait'n for a delivery.
                                                            
                       ANTHONY RAMIREZ
So keep move'n.
                                                            
                       JOE
Can't. We're getting picked up
here.
                                                            
                       ANTHONY RAMIREZ
Fuck'n Rocco's killing two birds
with one stone.
                                                            
                       DAVID
What's this Rocco delivering?
                                                            
                       ANTHONY RAMIREZ
None of your business!
                                                            
                       TAYLOR JOHNSON
Let's just say the guards wouldn't
approve.
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
David, Xavier, Joe, Anthony, and Taylor hide in the bushes.
                                                            
The SOUND of a plane's engine gets LOUDER. The five look
around. Xavier points.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
There!
                                                            
The five run out to the middle of the dirt road. They wave
their hands, frantically. The plane heads toward them.
                                                            
 

69.

INT. PLANE - DAY
                                                            
There are several backpacks on the passenger seats. The
pilot, TERRY GORE (40), nervous, steadies the plane.
                                                            
 
EXT. DIRT ROAD - DAY
                                                            
The plane lands. David, Xavier, Joe, Anthony, and Taylor
run for the plane.
                                                            
 
INT. PLANE - DAY
                                                            
Terry sweats profusely as he jerks open the passenger door.
He throws the backpacks out the door.
                                                            
Terry turns the plane around.
                                                            
                       TERRY GORE
      (To himself)
Come on. Let's go.
                                                            
The five men close in.
                                                            
                       TERRY GORE
Come on!
                                                            
A drone ZIPS by the windshield. Terry panics. He yanks the
control yoke. The plane lurches forward.
                                                            
 
EXT. DIRT ROAD - DAY
                                                            
The plane picks up speed towards the five men. At the last
second, the five dive off to the side. The plane ROARS
past.
                                                            
The five watch the plane head for the heavens with the drone
in hot pursuit.
                                                            
Anthony and Taylor race to the backpacks.
                                                            
 
EXT. SKY - DAY
                                                            
The drone FIRES a barrage of bullets. The plane makes an
evasive maneuver.
                                                            
It's a wild air show as the small plane does barrel rolls
and loops to avoid the drone. Other drones join the chase.
                                                            
 

70.

EXT. WHEAT FIELD - DAY
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe hide in a wheat field.
                                                            
Anthony and Taylor hide the drug backpacks in the field.
                                                            
 
EXT. SKY - DAY
                                                            
A trail of black smoke shoots out from the plane's tail.
Terry jumps out of the plane.
                                                            
The plane SLAMS into a field and BURSTS into flames.
                                                            
Terry's parachute opens and drifts him slowly down to Earth.
                                                            
 
EXT. WHEAT FIELD - DAY
                                                            
The drones circle above David, Xavier, Joe, Anthony, and
Taylor.
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
Rusty's helicopter is parked nearby. Several armed soldiers
hold David, Xavier, Joe, Anthony, Taylor, and Terry at
gunpoint. The backpacks with the drugs are nearby.
                                                            
Rusty observes a soldier insert a needle into Terry's
tricep.
                                                            
Another soldier aims a device at Terry's arm. Terry's
information appears on the device's screen.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
I'd say bringing in drugs and
helping prisoners escape is worth
about twenty years.
                                                            
The soldier punches numbers on the device.
                                                            
David sees Terry drop his head and cry.
                                                            
                       DAVID
      (To Rusty)
Who made you judge, jury, and
executioner?
                                                            
Rusty's eyes bulge. He squeezes the back of David's neck.
David fights through the pain.
                                                            

71.

                       RUSTY
You want some of his time? I just
saved the taxpayers the cost of a
trial.
                                                            
Rusty shoves David to the ground.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
      (To Anthony and
       Taylor)
You boys just bought yourselves
more time.
      (To the soldier)
Slap another ten years on each of
them.
                                                            
                       ANTHONY RAMIREZ
We didn't even sell them!
                                                            
                       RUSTY
You were going to.
                                                            
                       TAYLOR JOHNSON
We only carried them from there to
here!
                                                            
Rusty ponders this.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Give 'em each a year.
      (To a soldier)
Get the plane...add it to my
collection.
      (To Anthony,
       Taylor, and Terry)
Get outta here.
                                                            
The three men head off.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
      (To David, Xavier,
       and Joe)
You come with me.
                                                            
David, Xavier, Joe, and armed guards follow Rusty to his
helicopter. They climb aboard.
                                                            
 
INT. HELICOPTER - DAY
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe are blindfolded.
                                                            
 

72.

EXT. HELICOPTER - DAY
                                                            
The helicopter lifts off and does several three hundred
sixty degree spins. The helicopter flies off.
                                                            
 
INT. HELICOPTER - DAY
                                                            
The helicopter prepares to land. It makes several three
hundred sixty degree turns.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Alright, take 'em off.
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe take off their blindfolds.
                                                            
The helicopter eases down into an empty cornfield.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Have fun finding your way back.
                                                            
 
EXT. CORNFIELD - DAY
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe exit Rusty's helicopter.
                                                            
The helicopter takes off, leaving the men in a cloud of
dirt.
                                                            
Xavier and Joe watch the helicopter leave. Xavier kicks the
dirt.
                                                            
                       JOE
I'd drop him with one swat if he
didn't have those guys with him.
                                                            
Xavier and Joe turn around. They watch David doing pushups.
                                                            
The two men do pushups on either side of David.
                                                            
 
EXT. HELEN'S FARMHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
The three spot a farmhouse hidden by trees. They head
toward the farmhouse.
                                                            
                       DAVID
How does a guy like that get
promoted?
                                                            
                       XAVIER
The pushy ones are usually the
ones that move up.
                                                            

73.

                       JOE
Even if they don't know what the
hell they're doing.
                                                            
David does chinups from one of the trees.
                                                            
                       JOE
You sure we're head'n the right
way?
                                                            
                       DAVID
Yup. We were headed toward the
sun when he picked us up.
                                                            
They head up the front steps and peer into the windows. They
see HELEN EHLERS (95), a tough cookie, sitting in a chair in
front of the fireplace.
                                                            
Xavier KNOCKS on the door.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
The worse thing they can do is say
no.
                                                            
They watch Helen casually get out of her chair, reach for
her shotgun next to her, and head toward the door.
                                                            
                       DAVID
The worse thing they can do is
shoot us.
                                                            
David heads down the front steps.
                                                            
Helen opens the door.
                                                            
                       HELEN
Yes?
                                                            
 
INT. HELEN'S FARMHOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Helen watches David, Xavier, and Joe inhale their food at an
alarming rate. The three men have wet hair and wear clean
clothes. Helen's gun is on the chair next to her.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Aren't you afraid of being out
here with all these prisoners?
                                                            

74.

                       HELEN
Nothing scares me anymore. When I
was a little girl, my family sat
down and ate with German POWs
right where you're sitting.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
You did?
                                                            
                       HELEN
We weren't supposed to talk to
them, or even let them near our
house.
                                                            
                       JOE
What were they doing in Kansas?
                                                            
                       HELEN
Oh, they grew crops and built
roads. They couldn't believe how
nice Americans treated them. Many
ended up staying.
                                                            
                       JOE
I've found, if you give people
enough time, they'll eventually
show you their good side.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Is that why you let me play
basketball the first day we met?
                                                            
                       JOE
Yup. I figured, if you were
willing to come over to us, maybe
you wanted to open a dialogue.
Either that, or you were really
dying to play basketball.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Too many people looking at a
person's skin color or sexual
orientation, instead of just the
individual.
                                                            
                       JOE
      (To David)
When you were walking to the
court, I was thinking, what's this
guy up to? He's obviously not
afraid of the black section.
                                                            

75.

                       DAVID
And?
                                                            
                       JOE
Even Michael knew he could push
you around.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
'Cause you guys had his back.
                                                            
                       JOE
No. He could sense David could be
pushed. You can't let people push
you. I'm no better than you,
you're no better than me.
                                                            
David takes this in. He eyes Helen's gun.
                                                            
                       DAVID
You wouldn't happen to have an
extra gun around, would you?
                                                            
                       HELEN
I can't help you, David, as much
as I'd like to.
                                                            
 
INT. HELEN'S FARMHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
David, Xavier, Joe, and Helen finish eating breakfast.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Thank you for letting us stay the
night, and for the delicious
meals, Mrs. Ehlers.
                                                            
                       HELEN
You're so welcome.
                                                            
The four get up and walk to the front door. Helen leaves her
gun at the table.
                                                            
                       DAVID
I can see why the German soldiers
were happy to be here.
                                                            
                       HELEN
The pleasure was mine.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Keep your doors locked.
                                                            
The three exchange hugs with Helen, and leave.
                                                            
 

76.

EXT. FIELD - DAY
                                                            
Silos dot the horizon. David, Xavier, and Joe move across
farmland. They watch a jet fighter streak across the sky.
                                                            
Four WHITE MEN, including FRAIL WHITE MAN (60), approach.
                                                            
                       FRAIL WHITE MAN
Please! Do you have any food?
                                                            
David takes off his backpack. He gives the men some corn
and matches. David turns and points back from where he
came.
                                                            
                       DAVID
There's a small cornfield with a
few ears left about a mile that
way.
                                                            
He spots Mark and Jake. Mark is on his cell phone.
                                                            
                       FRAIL WHITE MAN
Bless you.
                                                            
The four men head toward Mark and Jake.
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe watch as a couple of drones approach.
The drones fly directly overhead.
                                                            
                       JOE
Even as a big, black man in public
I never got watched like this.
                                                            
The drones speed toward the four elderly men.
                                                            
The drones open FIRE. The barrage of bullets TEAR into the
four men. They drop to the ground, motionless.
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe race to a silo. They duck behind the
silo.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Why'd they do that?
                                                            
                       DAVID
I don't know.
                                                            
                       JOE
Why them and not us?
                                                            
David's eyes sparkle.
                                                            

77.

                       DAVID
Those chips are gold. If we
switched chips with them--
                                                            
                       XAVIER
They said if we do that, they'll
kill us.
                                                            
                       DAVID
They're bodies are warm. They
won't know we switched them.
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe watch Mark and Jake pass the four
dead bodies and continue toward them.
                                                            
                       DAVID
They told the drones to do that!
                                                            
                       XAVIER
What?
                                                            
                       DAVID
I saw Mark on his phone. He
called in the strike.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Why?
                                                            
                       JOE
Because we talked to them.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Rusty can't take the chance we'll
tell anyone about him.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Helen!
                                                            
                       DAVID
Shoot!
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe watch Mark and Jake approach them.
They duck behind a long hedge.
                                                            
They stealthily work their way around to the other side of
the hedge as Mark and Jake pass.
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe run across the field to the four dead
men.
                                                            
They fireman carry the bodies to the base of some trees.
They cover the bodies with leaves.
                                                            

78.

                       JOE
This isn't going to keep their
temperatures up.
                                                            
                       DAVID
How about a fire?
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Someone might see it.
                                                            
                       DAVID
We'll chance it.
                                                            
 
EXT. HELEN'S FARMHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe hustle up the steps. Xavier KNOCKS
on the door.
                                                            
David peers through the window. He sees Helen in her chair
by the fireplace.
                                                            
                       DAVID
She's here. Knock louder.
                                                            
Xavier KNOCKS louder. Helen sits still. David opens the
front door.
                                                            
 
INT. HELEN'S FARMHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe enter.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Mrs. Ehlers?
                                                            
They stride toward her.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Helen?
                                                            
Helen's eyes are glassy. They see a dried blood spot on her
dress over her heart.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
No!
                                                            
David inspects Helen's gun as he strides to the kitchen.
                                                            
                       DAVID
It hasn't been fired.
                                                            

79.

                       JOE
Rusty?
                                                            
David opens the refrigerator. It's full of food.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Yeah. If it were prisoners, her
gun would be gone and the
refrigerator would be empty.
                                                            
David kicks a chair.
                                                            
                       JOE
We're leaving a trail of bodies.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Dead men tell no tales.
                                                            
Joe peeks out the front curtains.
                                                            
                       JOE
They're setting up camp.
                                                            
David strides toward the front door with the gun. David and
Xavier cut him off and struggle to hold him back.
                                                            
                       JOE
You can't blow this now, David!
                                                            
David finally relaxes. He hands the gun to Joe.
                                                            
 
INT. HELEN'S FARMHOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
David and Joe rifle through the pantry and refrigerator. The
three quickly pack goods into their backpacks.
                                                            
David goes through a closet. He takes out a roll of duct
tape, tools, and a hunting knife.
                                                            
David peeks out the front curtains.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Fire's out.
                                                            
                       JOE
Catch you at the fire pit.
                                                            
Joe and Xavier exit into the dark.
                                                            
 

80.

EXT. MARK AND JAKE'S CAMPSITE - NIGHT
                                                            
Mark and Jake sleep. David steals the GPS tracking device
and cell phone. He slithers off.
                                                            
 
EXT. FIRE PIT - NIGHT
                                                            
Joe and Xavier run to the fire pit.
                                                            
                       JOE
Damn it!
                                                            
A MAN eats a leg of one of the four bodies they left. Joe
chases the man off.
                                                            
                       JOE
Get out of here!
                                                            
The man runs off with the leg.
                                                            
Joe drags the rest of the body back to the fire pit.
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
Three bodies surround the fire pit. Joe sets a body on the
ground next to a bloody hunting knife. HUNGRY MEN salivate
nearby. More men approach.
                                                            
Joe uses a large stick to push one of the bodies away from
the fire pit. He lifts the body and tosses it toward the
men. They race to the body and tear it apart like hungry
hyenas.
                                                            
Joe tosses the other two bodies toward the men. They pull
the bodies apart.
                                                            
Joe uses the hunting knife to make an incision on the arm of
the fourth body.
                                                            
David runs up GASPING for air.
                                                            
                       DAVID
How's it going?
                                                            
Joe uses needle nose pliers to carefully remove the chip.
                                                            
                       JOE
Just finishing up.
                                                            
David sees the men eating the remains of the bodies.
                                                            

81.

                       DAVID
What the...?
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Father Joe's feeding the poor.
                                                            
Joe places the chip on a piece of duct tape. David places
the duct tape under his armpit.
                                                            
                       JOE
Who's first?
                                                            
                       DAVID
You are.
                                                            
                       JOE
Yeah, make me the guinea pig. If
it doesn't work, the drones will
nail my ass.
                                                            
Joe removes his shirt and lies down. A duct tape strip is
under his armpit. David puts his knife over the open flame
to sterilize it.
                                                            
Joe bites down on a stick. David makes an incision in Joe's
arm.
                                                            
David uses the needle nose pliers to remove Joe's chip. He
places the chip on a piece of duct tape. He sets the tape
by the fire.
                                                            
Joe removes David's chip. He places David's chip on the
tape.
                                                            
David tosses the tape into the fire. The three watch the
fire consume the tape. They anxiously look up into the
star-filled sky.
                                                            
They hear the HUMMING of an approaching drone.
                                                            
                       DAVID
No!
                                                            
They hide under a tree. The HUMMING gets LOUDER.
                                                            
The drone passes overhead. The three high five each other.
                                                            
 
EXT. NO-GO ZONE FENCE - NIGHT
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe come across several bullet-riddled
bodies. Blood drips onto Xavier. He looks up. A body is
stuck in the barbed wire that tops the fence.
                                                            
 

82.

EXT. WESTBROOK'S FARMHOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
David punches keys on the GPS device. The three men march
across a field toward a farmhouse.
                                                            
David spots ARMED SOLDIER (23), body builder, guarding the
front door. He signals to Joe and Xavier. The three drop
to their stomachs.
                                                            
                       JOE
Why's an armed soldier inside the
No-Go?
                                                            
                       XAVIER
They don't want Westbrook getting
out.
                                                            
                       DAVID
That's the fence's job. They
don't want us getting in.
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
Xavier heads toward the front door. Armed Soldier points
his weapon at him.
                                                            
                       ARMED SOLDIER
Hey! What are you doing?
                                                            
David and Joe sneak up behind Armed Soldier.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
Do you have any food?
                                                            
                       ARMED SOLDIER
You can't be here.
                                                            
David gently pushes a stick into Armed Soldier's back. Armed
Soldier drops his gun and raises his hands. Joe picks up
the gun.
                                                            
David ties up Armed Soldier. He sees Armed Soldier is
wearing a black ankle bracelet. He removes the bracelet.
                                                            
The three men sneak around to the back of the house.
                                                            
David peeks around the corner. He sees ARMED SOLDIER TWO
(25), pinched.
                                                            
Joe points the gun at Armed Soldier Two while David ties him
up. David removes Armed Soldier Two's ankle bracelet.
                                                            
 

83.

INT. WESTBROOK'S FARMHOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe slip in the back door.
                                                            
WESTBROOK'S BEDROOM
                                                            
David, Xavier, and Joe enter quietly. David creeps toward
the sleeping Westbrook, never taking his eyes off him.
                                                            
David gazes at the man he's been tracking for so long.
                                                            
David covers Westbrook's mouth. Westbrook jolts awake. David
signals Westbrook to be quiet. Joe points a gun at
Westbrook.
                                                            
KITCHEN
                                                            
Westbrook lies on the kitchen table. Bandages and rubbing
alcohol are next to him. Xavier points a gun at Westbrook.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Would you mind telling me what
happened on that mountain?
                                                            
Xavier isn't impressed with the soft question. Xavier cues
David by glancing at his hunting knife.
                                                            
David picks up the knife and puts it against Westbrook's
neck.
                                                            
                       DAVID
What happened on that mountain?
                                                            
Xavier winks at David. Westbrook changes his tune.
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
I had to testify against you or
he'd have killed me!
                                                            
                       DAVID
Why?
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
Rusty was afraid he'd be
discharged for all the men he
lost.
                                                            
                       DAVID
You had all kinds of dirt on him!
                                                            
Joe enters behind David pat drying his clean-shaven face
with a towel. He likes what he hears from David.
                                                            

84.

Joe puts a fake bear hug on David, acting like he can't
constrain him.
                                                            
                       JOE
I don't know how long I can hold
him! You better tell him what he
wants to know!
                                                            
Westbrook panics.
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
He figured you weren't gonna make
it!
                                                            
                       DAVID
So you blame it all on me!
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
We were shocked you pulled
through. I'm sorry, David.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Me not remembering anything was as
good as being dead to you guys.
All the time I spent in prison.
I'm in here because of you!
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
If it weren't for me you'd have
bled out!
                                                            
                       DAVID
What are you talking about?
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
You were gushing blood. I started
plugging you up. At gunpoint,
Rusty ordered me to stop.
                                                            
David is shocked.
                                                            
                       DAVID
So why am I alive?
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
I didn't listen to him.
                                                            
                       DAVID
He didn't save me?
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
I did.
                                                            

85.

David tries to take all of this in.
                                                            
David notices Xavier still has the gun pointed at Westbrook.
He slowly pushes the gun away.
                                                            
                       DAVID
What about the drug trafficking?
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
We used Homeland Security cars. No
one suspected the Secretary of
Homeland Security of gun running
and drug smuggling.
                                                            
Westbrook watches David use the knife to cut the flabby skin
near his triceps region.
                                                            
                       DAVID
How'd you get the drugs through?
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
Through a tunnel at the border.
                                                            
Joe looks in the refrigerator. He pulls items out of the
refrigerator and loads them into his backpack.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Where'd you take 'em?
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
Up to some Indian reservation, a
hundred north of Tucson. Police
weren't allowed on the
reservation.
                                                            
David punches keys on the GPS device.
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
One time, we smuggled drugs right
under the nose of the Secret
Service while the President was
doing a photo op at the border.
Rusty even thought about using the
President's limo because it would
hold more.
                                                            
                       DAVID
That guy. How'd you get busted?
                                                            

86.

                       WESTBROOK
Feds starting snooping around.
Rusty threw me under the bus to
take the heat off himself and look
like a hero.
                                                            
Xavier turns on a desk light.
                                                            
                       DAVID
He couldn't blame me. I was in
prison. What do you get out of
it?
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
He promised me a job, once things
cool down.
                                                            
                       DAVID
That's not gonna happen.
                                                            
David shows Westbrook the GPS screen with his information.
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
Ten more years! That son of a
bitch!
                                                            
Xavier takes off his shirt. Westbrook sees he has a bloody
duct tape strip under each armpit.
                                                            
David uses needle nose pliers to remove the chip from
Westbrook's arm.
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
I'll testify against him.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Good.
                                                            
David places the chip in the desk light beam.
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
He killed Senator Hughes' family
so he'd back this open prison.
                                                            
Xavier pours hydrogen peroxide onto a cotton ball and
dabbles it onto Westbrook's arm. Westbrook fights through
the pain. David places a bandage on Westbrook's arm.
                                                            
Xavier pulls one of the bloody duct tape strips from his
armpit and places it under Westbrook's armpit.
                                                            

87.

                       WESTBROOK
We can't just walk out of the
No-Go.
                                                            
                       XAVIER
No, but soon-to-be released
prisoners can.
                                                            
                       DAVID
And we know where they are.
                                                            
David holds up the GPS device.
                                                            
The four hustle out the front door.
                                                            
 
INT. CONTROL ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
A SOLDIER pushes buttons on a control panel.
                                                            
                       SOLDIER
SS One and SS Two come in. SS One
and SS Two come in, over.
                                                            
The soldier speaks into a microphone.
                                                            
                       SOLDIER
I can't get Westbrook's guards.
                                                            
                       RUSTY (V.O.)
What?
                                                            
 
EXT. WESTBROOK'S FARMHOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Drones scour the land with bright spotlights. Rusty's
helicopter is nearby.
                                                            
Rusty and Keith race to Westbrook's bodyguards who are naked
and tied up.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Which way did they go?
                                                            
                       ARMED SOLDIER
I don't know.
                                                            
Rusty tilts his head to speak into his shoulder microphone.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Clear the drones.
                                                            

88.

                       GUY (V.O.)
Roger, clearing drones.
                                                            
The drones SCATTER.
                                                            
Rusty pulls a gun from his pocket. He UNLOADS his weapon on
Westbrook's bodyguards. Their bodies go limp.
                                                            
                       RUSTY
Untie them. I don't want to look
like a bad guy.
                                                            
Rusty heads toward his helicopter.
                                                            
 
EXT. CORNFIELD - NIGHT
                                                            
David, Xavier, Joe, and Westbrook race across an empty
cornfield. Westbrook GASPS for air. David helps Westbrook
along.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Why didn't Rusty kill you when you
refused to stop saving me?
                                                            
                       WESTBROOK
He was afraid to be up there alone
with the terrorists.
                                                            
David checks the GPS monitor.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Straight ahead.
                                                            
The four exit the cornfield. They see TIM SCHAFER (60), at
a campfire.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Tim Schafer?
                                                            
                       TIM
Yeah.
                                                            
David shows Tim his GPS device.
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
Xavier, Westbrook, and Joe help dismantle the campsite and
put out the campfire.
                                                            
                       DAVID
Get ahold of Washington as soon as
you can.
                                                            

89.

Joe helps Tim put his backpack on his shoulders. Tim heads
out.
                                                            
 
EXT. NO-GO ZONE - NIGHT