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by Allen Troise (2288allen@gmail.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Drama   User Review:
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About a Psychiatrist, his patients and his fellow professionals and their patients and their dark secrets.


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FADE IN:

EXT. THE BRENNAN'S HOME - DAY
                                                            
Mario Brennan and his wife Connie are working outside
tending to their garden. Connie is 7 months pregnant with
their first child and just came home from her job at he
mall.
                                                            
SUPERIMPOSE: "Langston, New Mexico - November 1990."
                                                            
                       MARIO
      (with concern says)
Honey you should go inside and
rest for a while.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
I'm ok. I'll go in shortly.
                                                            
They both continue working.
                                                            
INT. HOME
                                                            
Connie resting on the couch watching TV. Mario taking a
shower.
                                                            
Mario getting ready for his day shift job as a correctional
officer at a facility outside of town.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Honey are you going to be ok?
looks like your still not feeling
well.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
I'll be fine. If you haven't
noticed I'm 7 months pregnant.
                                                            
                       MARIO
      (Smiling says)
That's because you're hardly
showing my honey.
                                                            
They both kiss and Mario goes on his way to work.
                                                            
INT. KITCHEN
                                                            
Connie is preparing something to eat and making a plate for
Mario when he gets home later this evening.
                                                            
Connie decides to go to bed after watching TV. Mario comes
home eats his dinner and heads to bed.
                                                            

2.

                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. NEXT MORNING - MORNING
                                                            
Connie wakes up first and prepares a breakfast for Mario.
While doing so she feels a bit more discomfort than usual.
She works through it and feels better.
                                                            
She's getting dressed ready to go work. Leaves Mario a note
saying "Have a good day, see you later"
                                                            
LATER
                                                            
Connie arrives back home and removes the mail from the mail
box. While walking into the house she starts opening up the
mail.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Hi honey. Look at this. Nothing
but bills, delinquent notices one
after the other.
                                                            
                       MARIO
I need to ask for more overtime at
work. Might help paying some of
these bills.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Maybe we need to sell this house
and find something smaller?
                                                            
                       MARIO
Not a good idea Connie with our
little Abbey on the way. Before
too long she'll need playing room
and all that stuff.
                                                            
Conversation ends.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - NEXT DAY - DAY
                                                            
Mario walking into his superior's office.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Hi Sir. Do you have a few minutes?
                                                            
                       SGT. CARTER
Sure thing Mario.
                                                            

3.

                       MARIO
I was wondering if I can put in
for overtime. I really can us the
money.
                                                            
                       SGT. CARTER
I certainly appreciate you asking
for OT, I really do, but as you
know we are overstaffed right now.

The moment I see an opportunity
I'll put you on. OK?
                                                            
                       MARIO
Thanks, I can't ask for anything
more sarg.
                                                            
A bit dejected Mario goes on about his assigned area of
security.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. BRENNANS HOME - NEXT DAY - MORNING
                                                            
Unable to sleep he wakes up with Connie as she prepares for
work.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Connie, I asked for OT and there
isn't any right know. I may need
to get a day gig to supplement the
income.

These bills aren't going away on
their own.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Look around and see what you find.
The good part about both of us
working different hours is for
baby Abbey.

Lets see what happens. Talk to you
later.
                                                            
Mario starts looking through the morning paper for jobs he
might be able to do. He gets frustrated as he sees nothing.
                                                            
While looking through the paper he notices some security
jobs open in California but quickly dismisses the idea of
moving.
                                                            

4.

Mario is visibly agitated.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. BRENNAN'S HOME - DAY
                                                            
Weeks past and the atmosphere in the house has changed.
Arguments are getting more frequent.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Connie, what are we going to do? I
can't get any OT, no local jobs.
you're in your 8th month.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
I need to stop working. I'm on my
feet most of the day and not doing
my job very well.
                                                            
                       MARIO
What do you mean, stopping?
Connie, we're going to be tossed
out of this house, with a newborn.

Maybe you sister can take us in
for a while?
                                                            
                       CONNIE
I will not put my sister through
that. This is our problem.
                                                            
Mario storms out of the house.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. LOCAL HOSPITAL - DAY
                                                            
Connie is being wheeled into the Maternity Ward.

Mario shows up a few minutes later.
                                                            
SUPERIMPOSE: "December 1990."
                                                            
                       MARIO
      (With excitment
       says)
Connie, it's time isn't it?
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Yes Mario. It's time. Our little
Abbey will be here soon.
                                                            

5.

(LATER)
                                                            
Abbey enters the world to the joy of both parents.

A few days go by and they bring Abbey home.
                                                            
while playing with little Abbey Mario notices a small
birthmark behind her right ear. Orange in color it's shape
reminds him of a tiny pumpkin.

He continues to play with her until Mommy is ready to feed
her.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Connie, look at this little
birthmark behind her left ear.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
I noticed also. very cute. Makes
her special.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. BRENNANS HOME - DAY
                                                            
Connie and Mario playing with Abbey.

Mario looks at Connie.
                                                            
                       MARIO
When are you going back to work?
The bills are mounting.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Are you kidding me. I know all to
well about the bills Mario. When
are you getting another job also?
                                                            
Mario stands up and is more than upset with Connie's
question that he knocks over the babies lamp on purpose.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Mario, you are out of control. you
startled Abbey. Not to mention me.
                                                            
                       MARIO
      (Putting his coat
       on)
I'm going out.
                                                            

6.

                       CONNIE
Nice Mario. Run when you know
you're wrong.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Maybe I'll keep running.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Go right ahead. I have Abbey now.
You keep running. We don't care.
                                                            
                                         CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Mario heads to a local bar. meets up with his supervisor
sergeant Carter.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Hey Sgt. what you are you doing
here?
                                                            
                       SGT. CARTER
I sometimes stop here on the way
home for a beer or two. What are
you doing here? you should be home
with your new baby.
                                                            
                       MARIO
I know but Connie and I had a bit
of a argument and I stormed out.
                                                            
                       SGT. CARTER
I don't know what it is you're
arguing about but you both need to
keep looking at that little baby
and get your shit together.
                                                            
                       MARIO
All I did was ask her when is she
going back to work? The bills are
piling up.

I can't find a second job and
there's no OT at the prison.
                                                            
                       SGT. CARTER
Did you guys ever think about
relocating?
                                                            
                       MARIO
Relocating? No. Her family is
here. She would never move.
                                                            

7.

                       SGT. CARTER
I was only suggesting this because
there are always job openings in
our field of work.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Like where? It would need to be
within a reasonable distance for
Connie to see her family.
                                                            
                       SGT. CARTER
Well, I'm talking about other
states like New York, Chicago,
California where the pay scales
are higher than here.
                                                            
                       MARIO
How do you know they even have
openings?
                                                            
                       SGT. CARTER
The trade paper. There's a section
for job openings. They go fast.
                                                            
                       MARIO
I'll take a look but it highly
unlikely Connie would want to
relocate.
                                                            
                       SGT. CARTER
Just trying to help.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Why don't you come by and see
Connie and the baby?
                                                            
                       SGT. CARTER
I would love that. Why did it take
you so long for the invitation?
Just kidding.

How about this coming Saturday
morning. I'll stop by for a few
minutes on my way to town around
10?
                                                            
                       MARIO
Great. See you tomorrow at work.
                                                            
Mario leaves to go back home with a small feeling of hope
for the future.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 

8.

INT. BRENNANS HOME - SATURDAY - DAY
                                                            
Mario and Connie waiting for Sgt. Carter to arrive.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Hey Sarg. Come on in. This is my
wife Connie and here is baby
Abbey.

Can I get you coffee or something
else?
                                                            
                       SGT. CARTER
No thanks on the coffee and second
of all we're not at work so please
call me Ron and even when we're at
work and alone still call me Ron.
                                                            
                       MARIO
      (Smiling says)
You got it Sergeant Ron.
                                                            
                       RON
      (Looking at Connie)
Can I hold Abbey?
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Of Course. I hear you have two of
your own.
                                                            
                       RON
      (with a smile)
I do. My girl is 4 and my son is
6. They're wonderful but don't we
all think our children are?
Rightfully so.
                                                            
Ron decides to change the conversation to work and other
possibilities with a bit of hesitation.
                                                            
                       RON
Connie, I was telling Mario the
other day that there are
correctional facilities around the
country looking for experienced
officers.

I was just suggestion as a young
family you might want to make a
change now as apposed to later.
                                                            

9.

                       CONNIE
Well that might be a problem
because many of my relatives live
around here.


They're willing to help out with
watching Abbey while I get back to
work.

With both of us working things
should get better.
                                                            
                       RON
Sorry to even bring it up but I
would look into these job openings
myself but I haven't got too much
longer until I can retire with a
pension.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Well I have a few years before I
can even think about retiring.
                                                            
Ron looking a his cellphone says:
                                                            
                       RON
Well Connie and Mario and Abbey of
course, I must be going. I'll see
you at work Monday Mario?
                                                            
                       MARIO
Of course. Let me walk you to the
door.
                                                            
Ron leaves and Mario closes the door. Just as he walks away
Connie stops him.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
You must be kidding. You had Ron
come in here just to tell me about
those job openings. Didn't you?
                                                            
                       MARIO
I swear on Abbey's little life I
didn't plan this. We were
discussing OT. He said there
wasn't any.

I guess he figured since we are
still young enough we might want
to make that change. I guess.
                                                            

10.

                       CONNIE
Well we are not going anywhere.
Abbey and I are staying right
here.
                                                            
Mario looks at Connie and shakes his head with dispear.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Connie we need to think about what
we need to do or this will not
work.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
What won't work Mario our
marriage? Is that what you mean?
                                                            
                       MARIO
Something like that.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
You know what Mario I'm going stay
calm in front Abbey. You want to
yell and scream well go ahead but
do it outside.
                                                            
                       MARIO
I will but I may not come back.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Stop threatening me already.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Well this is no threat. Lets get
divorced. How about that.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Really? It's going to cost you a
fortune. With your income you
might not have enough money at the
end of each month for a slice of
pizza.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Ill take my chances. Why don't we
go about our separate lives.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
You know I think that's a real
good idea. Abbey and I will be
just fine.
                                                            

11.

                       CONNIE
I'll do you a favor and I'll go to
a lawyer for both of us. We don't
have much to split so it shouldn't
be a big deal.
                                                            
                       MARIO
You go right ahead. I'll start
moving out in the morning.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Fine.
                                                            
Mario decides to start packing.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. LOCAL MOTEL - DAY
                                                            
Mario unpacking. Walks to a pay phone to call his brother.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Hi Angelo. Long story short, I
need to crash at your place for a
bit.
                                                            
                       ANGELO (O.S.)
Why buddy what's up?
                                                            
                       MARIO
Well, Connie and I may split
                                                            
                       ANGELO
You mean divorce?
                                                            
                       MARIO
Yeh, Just not going well between
us.
                                                            
                       ANGELO
You just had a baby. Abbey needs a
father Mario.
                                                            
                       MARIO
I know. Connie and I need to work
out some sort of arrangements. I
think she wants to stay here in
New Mexico.
                                                            
                       ANGELO
How did this all get out of hand?
                                                            

12.

                       MARIO
Well, How it all started is when I
asked if she would move if I got a
better job in another state.

We need to get our lives back on
track. It's not been easy the past
couple of years.

I asked her if she had any plans
of going back to work. She had no
answer.

I got a bit annoyed and one thing
lead to another and I stormed out.

I believe we will both be better
off separating.

I'm looking to relocate to a
larger city that hiring
correctional officer at a much
hire rate than here.
                                                            
                       ANGELO
Mario, Come on over and lets talk
about what you really going to do.
Enough of this phone BS.
                                                            
Mario heading to his brothers house.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. MARIOS BROTHERS HOUSE. - AFTERNOON
                                                            
                       ANGELO
What do you want to do Mario. I'll
help you anyway I can.
                                                            
                       MARIO
I don't want to leave Abbey. But
Connie is giving me no choice. She
doesn't want to move.

You and I and everyone else on
this planet know the world runs on
money.

It's not always the best way to go
about life but fuck you can't get
away from it.

I've been looking in our trade
            (MORE)

13.

                       MARIO (cont'd)
paper and there are some
interesting jobs out there.
California, Chicago, New York is
where the money is.

With one of those jobs and her
looking to work again we could do
a lot better than here. What do
you think?
                                                            
                       ANGELO
I think staying together is the
most important thing and again the
money is important as well.

So, try and convince Connie to go
with you if she resists then you
need to make a decision.

Always keeping Abbey in mind and
in your life.
                                                            
                       MARIO
I'm going to talk with my sergeant
in the morning if he can suggest
any particular state that would be
right for me.
                                                            
INTERCUT WITH MARIO TALKING WITH SGT. CARTER.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Sarg. I've been seriously thinking
about our conversation at my house
the other day regarding moving to
another state for better pay and
moving up the ladder.
                                                            
                       RON
How's Connie with all this?
                                                            
                       MARIO
Not good. She stills says she
wants to stay here as you already
know. I believe I need to do this
for Abbey, Connie and myself.
                                                            
                       RON
Mario, I'll help in finding and
recommending you to correctional
facilities you choose. But I must
say I'm against you leaving your
family.
                                                            

14.

                       RON
Lets talk tomorrow but right now
we need to get back to our duties.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Thanks. Can I give a couple of
choices tomorrow?
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. MARIO MOVING INTO ANGELOS HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Mario looking through his trade paper. Angelo walks by.
                                                            
                       ANGELO
You're really serious about this
moving stuff.
                                                            
                       MARIO
I am. I'd like to think that
Connie and Abbey will join me if
not now possibly when I get
settled.

California and New Hampshire have
great opportunities.
                                                            
                       ANGELO
Are you thinking about Abbey and
Connie? You know, the distance is
just not a drive away especially
New Hampshire.
                                                            
                       MARIO
I realize that. That's why New
Hampshire might be nice for the
scenery and easier way of life.

California has nicer weather and
Connie likes the warmer climates
and the salary is btter.

So Yes, I'm thinking about them as
well. I know it won't be easy for
her to see her family.
                                                            
                       ANGELO
Also, I would think knowing you,
you might look for a place where
they abolished the death penalty.
California still has it.
                                                            

15.

                       MARIO
I never gave it a thought.
However, since you brought it up
I'm not opposed to the death
penalty when it comes to a clear
cut case of homicide.
                                                            
                       ANGELO
Ok. Just thought I bring that up.
                                                            
INTERCUT WITH MARIO TALKING WITH SGT. CARTER.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Hi Ron, I think California would
be a place I feel comfortable
with.
                                                            
                       RON
Ok. I'll make some calls and let
you know.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Thanks again.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. LOOAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - DAY
                                                            
Mario since leaving his home has visited with Abbey and
Connie periodically during various holidays. It has been
cordial.
                                                            
SUPERIMPOSE: "CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - JANUARY 1993."
                                                            
                       RON
Mario, I got a call back from a
facility in California. They need
correctional officers like
yourself that adapt quickly and
have the desire to advance.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Sounds great.
                                                            
                       RON
They tell me that many of the
officers that are in that facility
are content, ready to retire or
just are too young.
                                                            

16.

                       MARIO
Ron, give me any info you have and
I'll take from here.
                                                            
Mario takes the information and sends his resume with a
cover letter to the California City Correctional Center a
Level two (low to medium) security. The return address is
his brother's house.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ANGELO'S HOUSE - EVENING
                                                            
Mario walks in and sits down to relax. Angelo grabs 2 beers
and they both start chatting. At the same time Angelo hands
Mario a letter from the California City Correctional Center.
                                                            
SUPERIMPOSE: "FEBRUARY 1993."
                                                            
                       ANGELO
Go ahead Mario open it. Scared?
                                                            
                       MARIO
Not at all. If they say no there
are other correctional facilities
looking for good people. Lets see.
                                                            
MARIO OPENS UP THE LETTER AND SLOWLY READS IT.
                                                            
                       MARIO
      (slowly looks up
       at Angelo.)
Brother Angelo they want me to
start as soon as I can settle
business here.

They're offering my almost double
what I'm doing here.

It seems they already called my
immediate supervisors here. Sgt.
Ron didn't say a word.
                                                            
                       ANGELO
Well Mario what do you want to do?
                                                            
                       MARIO
      (Staring into
       space says.)
I really think there's not much to
think about except Connie and
Abbey and of course you brother.

            (MORE)

17.

                       MARIO (cont'd)
How do I just get up go and leave
them behind. How do I do that?
                                                            
                       ANGELO
You need to talk to Connie and
convince her that you will call
for her and Abbey once you get
settled.
                                                            
                       MARIO
I'll go talk to her tomorrow.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. BRENNANS HOME - DAY
                                                            
Mario politely knocks on the door. Connie answers with Abbey
in her arms.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Hi, Need to talk you. Can I hold
my little Abbey while we talk.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Of course she's yours as much as
she's mine.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Connie, I need to plead with you
to come with me to California. The
facility there accepted my
application for reassignment.

They're paying almost double what
I make now.

What do you think?
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Mario, right now I can't see us
going but I'll give it a lot of
thought. It seems your heart is
set on going.
                                                            
                       MARIO
How can I say no Connie. You know
I'm doing this for you and Abbey.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
I know Mario but you need to go or
you'll be miserable.
                                                            

18.

Mario hands back Abbey to Connie and asks:
                                                            
                       MARIO
I'd like to stop by more often to
see you and Abbey?
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Just call before.
                                                            
Mario walks out.
                                                            
                                         DISSOLVE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ANGELOS HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Mario completed packing and putting stuff in his SUV ready
for his move to California.
                                                            
                       MARIO
      (looking at Angelo)
Hey brother I'm sure your happy to
get rid of me.
                                                            
                       ANGELO
      (Smiling says)
I look forward to this day.
                                                            
                       MARIO
I bet you really mean that but any
way Bro I love you and will call
you on the road.
                                                            
                       ANGELO
Alright Mario get going before I
shed a tear. Are you stopping off
at Connie's?
                                                            
                       MARIO
Of course. Well, I'll see ya bro.
                                                            
MARIO HEADS OVER TO CONNIE'S.
                                                            
Pulls up to the house and Connie and Abbey come out to wish
him well. They hug and Mario goes on his way.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 

19.

INT. CALIFORNIA CITY LOCAL MOTEL - EVENING
                                                            
Mario arrives at a locale motel. Moving into his room. He
decides to walk around a bit to see what the town has to
offer.
                                                            
Next morning he calls the correctional facility. They asked
him to report that following morning for orientation.
                                                            
                                         "DISSOLVE TO:
                                                            
MARIO ENTERING THE FACILITY.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Good morning my name is Mario
Brennan I was asked to report her
this morning for orientation.
                                                            
                       SECURITY GUARD JOHN
Yes we have you down for today's
orientation. Welcome aboard.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Thanks John.
                                                            
                       SECURITY GUARD JOHN
Take a seat over there and someone
will be by to show you around.
                                                            
The warden comes out to greet Mario.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
You must be Mario Brennan. I'm
Warden Daniel Martin. Come with me
I'll take around.

I had a conversation with Sgt.
Carter about you.
                                                            
THEY START WALKING AND TALKING.
                                                            
                       MARIO
I hope he a good things to say?
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
He did and I'm happy to have join
our team. Is your family here as
well?
                                                            

20.

                       MARIO
No. My wife has family in New
Mexico and she wants to stay near
them. She might join me when I
settle in. We'll see.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
I hope all works out. Any
children?
                                                            
                       MARIO
Yes, My little girl Abbey, she's 2
years old.
                                                            
The Warden and Mario continue to walk the prison and end up
in the Warden's office.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Mario, any questions?
                                                            
                       MARIO
This facility doesn't house death
row inmates?
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
That's correct.

There is some talk about building
a facility to house an isolated
building to house death row.
Nothing is happening with that
right now.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Well I'm not a proponent of the
death penalty but when a male or
female commit horrific crimes
without any doubt at all then I
kind of go with the death penalty.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Well I have come up with same
conclusion.

Well Mario, ready to go? I'm going
to put you in charge of the
prisoner intake. OK?

That position will be opening up
as the person who is presently
occupying it will be leaving in a
week.
                                                            

21.

                       MARIO
Well I'm excited. Thanks for the
opportunity. I guess I'll stay
with him for the next week.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Him is a she. Her name is Ginny.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Let me introduce you to her and
you can spend some time with her
then head back to wherever you're
staying to get ready for tomorrow.
OK?
                                                            
They both walk over to the prison intake area and the warden
introduces Ginny to her replacement.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Oh, Ginny I gave Mario permission
to leave a bit early today.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Thanks Warden Martin.
                                                            
Mario shakes his hand stays with Ginny. The warden then
walks away.
                                                            
                       GINNY
Well Mario, let me briefly show
you around this section. Tomorrow
we have a group of new inmates
coming in so it will be a good
time to really see what we do
here.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Like I told the warden I'm
excited.
                                                            
Mario and Ginny finish their conversation and Mario leaves
for the day.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. CALIFORNIA CITY LOCAL MOTEL - DAY
                                                            
Mario decides to call Connie.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Hi Connie, How are you and Abbey
doing?
                                                            

22.

                       CONNIE
We're doing fine. Did you make it
ok?
                                                            
                       MARIO
Yes I did good.
      (Silence from
       Connie)
Connie I see you don't have much
to say or whatever. Maybe I'll
call in a day or two.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Ok we'll be here.
                                                            
Connie quietly hangs up. Mario is beside himself. Nothing he
can do but try again later.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - NEXT DAY - MORNING
                                                            
While Mario is walking to his new assignment he can't help
thinking about Connie and Abbey. He feels that Connie
doesn't want anything to do with him and wants out of the
marriage.
                                                            
                       GINNY
      (Waiting at he
       entrance)
Hey Mario over here.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Hi. Sorry about that, day dreaming
I guess. I'm ready to go.
                                                            
                       GINNY
Everything OK?
                                                            
                       MARIO
Yes, nothing I can't resolve.
                                                            
                       GINNY
Well good luck whatever it might
be. Let's get going the next wave
of inmates will be here soon.
                                                            
They both move on into the inmate intake area and start
getting to the task at hand, learning the job through Ginny.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 

23.

INT. LOCAL MOTEL - EVENING
                                                            
Mario lying on the bed contemplating the future while
reading the local paper classified section. He falls asleep.
                                                            
                                         "RIPPLE DISSOLVE
TO:"
                                                            
MARIO DREAMING ABOUT ABBEY AND IF HE'LL EVER SEE HER AGAIN.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. CALIFORNIA CITY - DAY
                                                            
Mario walking around town not really looking for anything in
particular. Just thinking and walking.
                                                            
SUPERIMPOSE: "MARCH 1993."
                                                            
After calling Connie a number of times with little
excitement on her part Mario decides to look for an
apartment he can have and call his own.
                                                            
                       MARIO
      (Walking up to a
       house.)
Hi, is the apartment still
available?
                                                            
The women shows him around the side opens the door and lets
Mario look inside for a few minutes. Mario comes out says
I'll take it. she takes his info and Mario leaves.
                                                            
INTERCUT WITH MARIO WALKING BACK TO HIS MOTEL ROOM.
                                                            
Mario decides to call Connie.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Hi Connie, I just looked at an
apartment that will be big enough
for the 3 of us until we get our
own place.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
That sounds nice. Mario maybe we
need to stay separated for a
while.
I need to think about Abbey and
myself.

This may never work out for all of
us. Please look at it my way. My
roots are here. I would like Abbey
            (MORE)

24.

                       CONNIE (cont'd)
to grow up here with her cousins.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Connie Let's get this over with.
Start the divorce process if
that's what you want.

I won't contest anything. You can
have the house and I'll take the
small amount money in the bank.

I want to see my Abbey whenever I
can with no restrictions.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
That sounds fare. I'm sorry Mario
but I just don't see this getting
better.
                                                            
Mario hangs up and calls his brother Angelo.
                                                            
                       ANGELO
Hey Mario how you doing?
                                                            
                       MARIO
Well first of all how are you?
                                                            
                       ANGELO
I'm doing fine.
                                                            
                       MARIO
To tell you the truth Connie and I
are splitting up. I knew this was
going to happen.
                                                            
                       ANGELO
I'm sorry to hear that Mario.
What's next?
                                                            
                       MARIO
I need to move on. I found an
apartment. I got it with the
thought of Connie and Abbey in
mind.
                                                            
                       ANGELO
Well I guess you got room for me
when I come out there.
                                                            

25.

                       MARIO
Wow, Great idea. That would make
feel good brother. How about next
month?
                                                            
                       ANGELO
You got it. Let's talk next week.
                                                            
They both say goodbye and hang up.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. INSIDE MARIO'S NEW APARTMENT. - DAY
                                                            
Mario is still settling in. He comes across photos of Connie
and him years past and recent photos of Abbey and starts to
reminisce.
                                                            
SUPERIMPOSE: "April 1993."
                                                            
The mail arrives and the divorce papers are included. He
quickly signs them just to get it over with and sends them
back.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. LANGSTON NEW MEXICO - DAY
                                                            
Connie has met and married a local man and changed her and
Abbey's last name to her new husband's last name to Connors.


Strangely she also changes Abbey's first name as well to
Ashley.
                                                            
SUPERIMPOSE: "DECEMBER 1995."
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. CALIFORNIA CORRCTIONAL FACILITY - DAY
                                                            
Mario has been with this facility for almost 3 years. From
time to time he gets to visit Abbey.

He is soon promoted to assistant inmate housing supervisor.
                                                            
SUPERIMPOSE: "APRIL 1998."
                                                            
Mario slowly loses the ability to see Abbey. Connie without
court permission moves away from New Mexico.

26.


He tries to find out where she moved to but can't. He gives
up the search and concentrates on his job.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. CONNIE'S NEW HOME - DAY
                                                            
Connie talking to her husband and Ashley in their new home
in San Antonio Texas.
                                                            
SUPERIMPOSE: "JUNE 1998."
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Gary we still need to keep our
location a secret at least for a
while longer.
                                                            
                       GARY
I know honey but there's no reason
to hide from your ex. We're
married making a good living.

He can't try and take Ashley.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
I know baby. Ashley is 8 years old
and she has accept you as her
father.

I'm sure when she gets older she's
going to ask where her biological
father is or maybe not.

We'll see.
                                                            
Connie never reveals why she has gone to this extreme to
hide Ashley from Mario.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. CALIFORNIA CITY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - DAY
                                                            
Mario going about his daily duties at the prison.

Mario has seen Abbey once in 14 years.
Each time he asked to see her Connie had an excuse.

Mario never filed charges against Connie.
                                                            

27.

SUPERIMPOSE: "JANUARY 2007."
                                                            
Mario is called into the wardens office.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Come on in Mario and sit down.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Thanks warden. what can I do for
you?
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
I just want to congratulate you on
you new position.
                                                            
                       MARIO
What might I ask is this all
about. What's the new position?
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Well, its not only a new position
its a promotion. I'd like to make
you head supervisor.
                                                            
                       MARIO
      (looking surprised)
I'm lost for words. But not enough
to say I accept. Thank you warden
Martin.

What's happening to Cory Gelber?
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
He decided to retire. He'll be
leaving in 2 months. I want you to
take a few moments each day and
walk with Cory.

He's already aware of this
conversation.
                                                            
                       MARIO
I sure will. Thank you very much
for this opportunity warden
Martin.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Mario, when we're on a one on one
you can call me Daniel, please.
                                                            
                       MARIO
OK Daniel. I'll get back to work
now.
                                                            

28.

                       WARDEN MARTIN
See you out there Mario.
                                                            
Mario looks back and asks can I say anything to the staff?
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Not just yet we'll make it
official in about a week.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. MARIO'S NEW OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
                                         "DISSOLVE TO:
                                                            
Mario daydreaming about how he has come a long way from New
Mexico and the thought of Connie and Abbey should have been
part of it all.
                                                            
Suddenly his dreaming is broken up by the sounds of sirens
going off. he rushes out to the main office area and finds
out 2 men have escaped.
                                                            
                       MARIO
      (Calling out to
       all)
Who are they? What are there
names?
                                                            
                       SECRETARY
      (Yells out)
They're from cell block "B". I'm
gathering their info now.
                                                            
Mario heads out to cell block "B".
                                                            
Mario finds the area on lock down and meets up with block
"B" supervisor.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Have we figured out how they got
out?
                                                            
                       SGT. FREEMAN
As far as we can tell they slipped
away during the line up for this
mornings work crew.
                                                            

29.

                       MARIO
I want you to get all of the facts
and come to me. You know the state
will be all of this in a heart
beat.
                                                            
                       SGT. FREEMAN
Will do.
                                                            
Mario goes back to his office and the state is already on
the phone waiting for him.
                                                            
                       MARIO
      (Gets on the phone)
Head supervisor Mario Brennan
here.
                                                            
                       CDC (O.S.)
Mario, what we need immediately is
as much info as possible within
the next 5 minutes.
                                                            
                       MARIO
We're doing that right now and
you'll get it within the next
minute or two.
                                                            
                       CDC
Quickly, what happened?
                                                            
                       MARIO
Apparently they slipped away
duringb the bus boarding process
for the work crews.
                                                            
                       CDC
We've alerted all local
authorities, municipalities, TV
and radio stations and have sent
out the FBI to your area.
                                                            
                       MARIO
These are low level inmates that
are considered non dangerous.
Their names are: Willy Ron Hussey
and Michael John Ferranti.
                                                            
                       CDC
OK. Look for the FBI they should
be arriving shortly.
                                                            
Mario heads back out to cell block "B". The prison has
already sent out search parties in all directions.
                                                            

30.

Mario is feeling pressure for the first time as this has not
happened to this facility in the past ten years.
                                                            
LATER THAT DAY
                                                            
Word comes in that the search parties have not found anyone
or anything thus far. The thought is this was a planned
escape with other accomplices.
                                                            
Night turns into day with still no results. Mario decides to
get some rest. The facility has rooms set aside for
emergencies like this.
                                                            
Mario wakes up a couple hours later with a security guard
standing over him.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Hey, what's the latest?
                                                            
                       SGT. FREEMAN
Well no news yet. But we did find
out they got out through the back
emergency exist not at the bus
line-up.

They seemed to find a way to open
it but make it look like its
locked.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Thanks Sgt. I'll be in my office
if you hear anything further.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. CONNIE'S HOME - DAY
                                                            
Connie receives a call from Ashley's High School Guidance
Counselor.
Ashley is now 16.
                                                            
Phone rings.
                                                            
                       MRS. DOUGLAS
Hello, Is this Ashley's mother?
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Yes this is she. Hope all is OK?
                                                            
                       MRS. DOUGLAS
Well to be honest I'm calling out
of concern and I'm hoping we can
discuss Ashley's after school
            (MORE)

31.

                       MRS. DOUGLAS (cont'd)
activities.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Sure. What is going on?
                                                            
                       MRS. DOUGLAS
Ashley has been see hanging around
on the other side of the football
bleaches with some of the known
undesirables.

A few of the individuals are not
from this school.

Not that's a problem but this
group has gotten themselves into
trouble with school officials and
local police.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Has Ashley been doing this
regularly? I mean is it an every
day thing?
                                                            
                       MRS. DOUGLAS
No. If it were I would have called
you sooner. I've talked with her
teachers and she's a real good
student.

That's why I decided to touch base
with you to see if you want to
have a talk with her.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Well I want to thank you for
calling me. Does she know you were
getting in touch with me?
                                                            
                       MRS. DOUGLAS
No. I didn't want her to get upset
if this is all just a minor phase
she's going through.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Well again I want to thank you. Do
you mind if I call you after my
talk with Ashley?
                                                            

32.

                       MRS. DOUGLAS
Not at all. Lets keep this between
us only. Looking forward to your
call.
                                                            
They both hang up.
                                                            
                                         DISSOLVE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. CONNIES HOME - LATER
                                                            
Connie having the day off from work now preparing dinner.
                                                            
Ashley walks in.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Making small talk)
Hi Mom. Anything I can help with?
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Sure. Start making the meatballs
and put them in that pan on low.
                                                            
Connie doesn't want to engage in Ashley's after school
activities just yet.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Parent teacher week is coming up.
I know I don't need to worry about
my Ashley. Right my baby?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (laughing)
Of course mom. You don't even need
to go.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
I know but I have to show up
anyway my dear.
                                                            
They both chuckle and continue making dinner.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. CONNIE'S HOME - EVENING
                                                            
The family finishes dinner and start to clean up.
                                                            
Connie convinces herself that this is a good time to talk
with Ashley about her after school activity.
                                                            

33.

                       CONNIE
      (In a soft tone)
I think it would be a good idea to
give me a quick call if you're
going to stay after school. What
do you think?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Also in a soft
       tone)
Sure mom. I'll do that no problem.
                                                            
With that response Connie decided not to pursue the
conversation any further.
                                                            
The night slowly comes to a close.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEY'S HIGH SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
Ashley is called down to the Guidance counselors office.
                                                            
                       MRS. DOUGLAS
Ashley come on in and have a seat.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
What' wrong Mrs. Douglas?
                                                            
                       MRS. DOUGLAS
      (leaning back)
Ashely your school work is
excellent so that's not why I've
called you down her.

I want to talk to you about the
people you seem o be gravitating
too. Do you know anything about
these individuals?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Are you talking about my friends
I'm with after school?
                                                            
                       MRS. DOUGLAS
Yes. I just need to tell you that
some of them have caused trouble
in and outside of school.

They are known by the local
police.
                                                            

34.

                       ASHLEY
They seem like good people to me
and treat me fine.
                                                            
                       MRS. DOUGLAS
Well I'm glad to hear they haven't
caused any concern with you.

Please keep this between you and
I. Look closely at whom you think
your friends are.

Quietly walkaway if you feel you
don't want to participate in their
activities.

You'll be a Senior next year with
a great opportunity in life.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I got ya Mrs. Douglas. Thanks for
the concern. I mean that.
                                                            
                       MRS. DOUGLAS
Ok Ashley. You're very welcome.
Call me if need anything. You can
go back to class now.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. ASHLEY'S HIGH SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
Ashley walking out of school going to meet her girlfriends.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (looking for her
       freinds.)
Hey Roni what's happening? Are we
meeting up with the guys? Shit
what happened to your lip?
                                                            
                       RONI
      (looking down)
Oh, nothing I opened a kitchen
cabinet and just turned around
into it. I'm fine.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Where's Hannah?
                                                            
                       RONI
Not sure if she's showing up.
                                                            

35.

                       ASHLEY
Well let's go find the guys.
                                                            
They start walking across the field toward the abandon house
hang out.
                                                            
                       RONI
looks like the guys are not here
yet. Let's go in anyway.
                                                            
They go in the basement window that everyone uses.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Look Roni seems the guys where
here already. That cigarette is
still lit. Hey, they brought in a
TV. We're moving up.
                                                            
                       RONI
Ashley, that looks like a new TV.
Why would they bring a new TV into
this shit hole?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Roni, they stole it that's why.
                                                            
They both sit down on old beat up chairs just looking
around.
                                                            
                       RONI
      (Turns to Ashley)
Hey, Have you ever stole anything?
I'm mean something big or
expensive like that TV?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Looking puzzled.)
No. I don't think I have the
nerve. Have you?
                                                            
                       RONI
      (Big smile.)
Da, everyone has stole something.
If you get away with it it's so
exhilarating. You need to try it.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I don't know about that. It would
have to be a spur of the moment
kind of thing.
                                                            

36.

                       RONI
Hey, we can't let the guys get
away with this.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
You mean steal something?
                                                            
                       RONI
Ashley, don't be so na´ve. We'll
take our time to look for the best
opportunity. Doesn't have to be
today.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Hey, I need to get going. You
gonna wait for Hannah?
                                                            
                       RONI
No, I'll just call her and tell
her we're leaving here. I have
stupid homework to do anyway.
                                                            
They both leave the same way they came in.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEY HOME-HER ROOM - EVENING
                                                            
Slightly intrigued by the thought of stealing something but
decided to look up what could happen if she gets caught.
                                                            
She finds out that her age might protect her from any harsh
punishment.
                                                            
Calling Roni
                                                            
                       RONI
Hi Ashley what's up?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
You know I was thinking maybe we
can stop at the mall ya know just
look around kind of? How about we
take Hannah?
                                                            
                       RONI
Not a good idea. less is better.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Ok see ya tomorrow after school.
                                                            

37.

                       RONI
Hey, no more phone stuff on this.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Got it.
                                                            
They hang up.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEYS HOME - KITCHEN - MORNING
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Good morning Ashley.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Morning mom.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
I wanted to go to the mall this
afternoon. You wanna go?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Thinking.)
Well sounds good. Can Roni come
with us she's one of my good
friends at school?
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Sure. I'll pick you both up at
3:30.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Thanks mom.
                                                            
                                         "DISSOLVE TO:"
                                                            
AT THE LOCAL MALL
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Ashley and Roni I'll met you guys
back here at 6pm. That gives you
guys 2 hours. please don't be
late.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
We'll be on time mom. Call you if
something comes up.
                                                            
The girls walk off toward the department stores.
                                                            

38.

                       RONI
Hey let's go in here and look
around. Follow me and listen.
There's a lot to look for.
                                                            
Roni points out various problems like cameras and how to
recognize plain clothes security.
                                                            
Soon it's time to meet Ashley's mom.
                                                            
They meet and head home for the evening.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. LOS VEGAS NEVADA - NIGHT
                                                            
2 men walking towards a small community outside of Vegas.
                                                            
They spot a van that appears an easy steal.
                                                            
They get it started and head toward Vegas.
                                                            
                       WILLY RON HUSSEY
Now this is a car. That was a
piece of shit we left a ways back
compared to this.
                                                            
                       MIKEY JOHN FERRANTI
Yeh, but we can't drive this too
long either. We need to get lost
with-in the Vegas crowd.
                                                            
They drove to a secluded area ditched the van and started
walking toward Vegas.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. CALIFORNIA CITY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - DAY
                                                            
Mario and Warden Martin go over recent information regarding
the possible where-a-bouts of the escapees.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Warden it appears these guys are
heading east from preliminary
reports. The obviously need money
and will do anything to get it.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
We believe from their profile they
don't have killer tendencies. But
we really can't toss out that
            (MORE)

39.

                       WARDEN MARTIN (cont'd)
possibility.

The FEDS are looking into the
cities along the California,
Nevada, Arizona and north to
Oregon just in case.
                                                            
                       MARIO
If they head east the terrain is
treacherous. But they can hide
within the woods in both those
states.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. LOS VEGAS NEVADA - DAY
                                                            
Both escapes walking around the city with new clothing and
money they stole.
                                                            
                       WILLY
How much money do we have?
                                                            
                       MIKEY
$350.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
Here's $175 lets split up for
awhile and meet back here in 3
hours sharp.
                                                            
They go on their separate ways.
                                                            
INTERCUT INSIDE OF A CASINO.
                                                            
MIKEY PLAYING THE SLOTS.
                                                            
While playing the slots he befriends a nice elderly man and
they have casual conversation.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
      (Jokingly says)
Oh shit I think I won some money.
                                                            
                       ELDERLY MAN
      (with an
       inquisitive look)
Son I know you won. look at the
chart. Its not the jack son but it
looks like $10,000.
                                                            

40.

                       MIKEY
Shit, what do I do now.
                                                            
Mikey quickly looks around to see how much attention he's
drawing.
Realizing any moment the crowd will build.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
My friend I'm gonna take this
ticket an get out of here.
You were my lucky charm my good
friend.
                                                            
He heads to the redemption center and realizes that he'll
need identification and cameras will be pointing directly at
him.
He decides to go back and find the elderly man.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
      (He spots him
       still in the same
       area.)
Hey my lucky charm. Can you do me
a favor. I left my ID back at the
hotel. Can you cash this ticket in
and I'll give you $1,000 bucks.
                                                            
                       ELDERLY MAN
      (In a soft tone)
Well, I guess so. But before I
give you the money I'll take out
my thousand.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
That's fine with me. So we don't
raise suspicion for you and me
with all the cameras lets walk
slowly around then slide the money
to me.

Lets kid around like we know each
other and having fun.
                                                            
                       ELDERLY MAN
Ok, Give me the ticket now.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
What's your name my lucky charm?
                                                            
                       ELDERLY MAN
Anthony, what's yours?
                                                            

41.

                       MIKEY
      (Knowing he
       couldnt say)
It's Toby.
Here's the ticket. When we get up
to the counter I'll keep patting
you on the back like you won the
money.
      (Mikey keeping his
       head down)
                                                            
                       ANTHONY
Ok Toby lets get this over with. I
need to get back to my room where
I left my medicines.
                                                            
With the $9,000 in hand he slowly walks through casino
trying to blend in.

He walks outside and heads to the area were he is to meet up
with Willy.
                                                            
They meet at the assigned location.
                                                            
                       WILLY
Hey Mikey,
                                                            
                       MIKEY
      (With a serious
       tone)
Hey, you won't believe what
happened.
                                                            
                       WILLY
      (also with a
       serious tone)
Don't tell me you were spotted.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
No stupid, I won us some money.
like 9Gs. Well, really 10Gs but I
had to give a G note to the guy
who cashed the ticket in for me.
                                                            
                       WILLY
You're fucken joking?
                                                            
                       MIKEY
Here it is. Count it.
                                                            

42.

                       WILLY
Put that away. I believe you. Lets
walk and talk about what we're
gonna do now. We need a plan.
                                                            
They both get lost in the crowd.
                                                            
(LATER)
                                                            
EDGE OF TOWN.
                                                            
They come upon a house that has a couple of cars for sale.
As they look over the cars a man come out of his house.
                                                            
                       THOMAS
      (Walking toward
       the men.)
How ya boys doing?
                                                            
                       MIKEY
Well, how much are you asking for
these?
                                                            
                       THOMAS
Well the Chevy is $2,000 and the
ford is $1,500. they both run well
but have a bunch of miles.
                                                            
                       WILLY
Can I start them?
                                                            
                       THOMAS
Sure, I'll go get the keys.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
If the ford runs OK lets just get
it and see if he has some old
plates.


Lets not negotiate with him just
give him the $1,500 and get the
plates and go.
                                                            
                       THOMAS
Here ya go.
                                                            
Mikey starts up the Ford and Willy starts up the Chevy.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
Well it started right up. Can I
just go back and forth in the
driveway?
                                                            

43.

                       THOMAS
      (Talking to Willy.)
Sure. You can do that also.
                                                            
Both cars run fine. Mikey and Willy talking it over with
Thomas.
                                                            
                       WILLY
We'll take the Chevy. Looks a
little better than the Ford. You
agree Mikey?
                                                            
                       MIKEY
That's good. But Thomas we weren't
expecting to buy anything, we were
just walking home from a friends
house 3 miles down the road.

We'll take the car now but do have
any plates we can borrow?
                                                            
                       THOMAS
I have 2 plates I found on a
abandoned jeep a while back. I'll
get them.
                                                            
Thomas comes back with the plates, handwritten bill of sale
and some tools. Mikey puts the them on.
                                                            
                       WILLY
Thomas, Here's the $2,000.
                                                            
They get in and go on their way.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. MIKEY AND WILLY TALKING IN THE CAR. - DAY
                                                            
                       WILLY
Now Mikey ya need to drive and not
cause a problem. Just drive
correctly.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
Willy I think we should head right
up to Austin Texas where my ex
brother-in-law lives.
                                                            

44.

                       WILLY
Hey, Have you ever mentioned
anything about your ex
brother-in-law to anyone like the
authorities?
                                                            
                       MIKEY
He hasn't been in the family
picture for 15 years. He moved
away after his divorce and nobody
knew where he went.
                                                            
                       WILLY
Ok then lets head over there.
                                                            
They start their journey.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEY HOME-HER ROOM - EVENING
                                                            
Ashley gets a call from Roni.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Hey Roni what up?
                                                            
                       RONI
      (Also in a soft
       tone)
You ready?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (whispering)
For what?
                                                            
                       RONI
      (also whispering)
Come on girl ya know.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (with a serious
       tone)
Ya mean....
                                                            
                       RONI
Tomorrow let's go to the mall.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Well, Ok I guess.
                                                            
                       RONI
We'll talk in school.
                                                            

45.

                       ASHLEY
See ya tomorrow.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEY'S HIGH SCHOOL - MORNING
                                                            
Ashley meets up with Roni.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
What exactly were you talking
about last night?
                                                            
                       RONI
Ashley, what were we doing at the
mall last week? Remember? looking
to get something without, you
know.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Of course I remember. A bit scared
though.
                                                            
                       RONI
Stop being a pussy. Get your cock
on and lets do it.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Ok already, when?
                                                            
                       RONI
This weekend.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
We'll get a ride from the boys who
want to do their own thing.
                                                            
(LATER)
                                                            
Roni and Ashley meet the boys at the usual place. The
abandoned house near the school.
                                                            
                       RONI
Hey guys what's up?
                                                            
                       JAKE
Hey girls what's up with you?
                                                            
                       RONI
Same old shit. Hey, you wanna go
to the mall this weekend?
                                                            

46.

                       LENNY
Are you finally ready to do some
damage?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Jumps in)
Yea we're ready you asshole.
                                                            
                       LENNY
Holy shit listen to little miss
nice girl.
                                                            
                       RONI
Shut up Lenny. Ya wanna go?
                                                            
                       JAKE
We're always ready my little
bullshit artist.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Ok lets meet up right here at 3
Saturday afternoon.
                                                            
                       LENNY
Why that time?
                                                            
                       RONI
That's when the mall is the
busiest.
                                                            
They all agree and leave.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEY AND RONI AT THE MALL - DAY
                                                            
                       RONI
Ashley just follow me.
                                                            
They spot their intendant target. An expensive pair of
designer gloves.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Also in a soft
       tone)
What do we do now?
                                                            
                       RONI
There's a camera over our heads to
the right. Move over between the
gloves and the camera.

I'll slowly slide the gloves in my
            (MORE)

47.

                       RONI (cont'd)
jacket.
                                                            
Roni slides the gloves in her jacket and they both casually
keep looking around.
                                                            
                       RONI
Lets slowly walk to the exist.
                                                            
They do so with caution and a bit of fear that they might
have been seen.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
The exit is right over there.
                                                            
                       RONI
Stay calm we're almost there. Just
keep looking around like we're
still shopping. I'll walk out just
a head of you.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Ok.
                                                            
They both make it out ok and keep walking slowly as though
they are still shopping.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Hey, I want to ty it again, but
with me taking the goods.
                                                            
                       RONI
Ok girl. Lets go looking around
and you pick the place.
                                                            
They spend the next 10 minutes looking for their target.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Roni, I like what I see in that
store. I always go in there and
look at the sunglasses.
                                                            
They go in and attempt to steal the sunglasses but are
caught.
They are taken to the mall police station where their
parents cam be notified.
                                                            
                       MALL POLICE
What else do you have?
                                                            
                       RONI
Nothing.
                                                            

48.

                       MALL POLICE
What's in that bag?
                                                            
                       RONI
Just a pair of gloves.
                                                            
                       MALL POLICE
Let me see the receipt!
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
She gave it to me and I lost it.
                                                            
                       MALL POLICE
Really!
How can we get in touch with you
guardian or parents?
                                                            
The girls give the police the phone #s. The officer on duty
calls their families and tells them where and why the girls
are there.
                                                            
(LATER)
                                                            
Both families finally show up at the mall police station.

The girls are written up and given a court date and released
in the custody of their families.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. CALIFORNIA CITY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - DAY
                                                            
One year has passed since the escape of Willy and Mikey.
                                                            
SUBERIMPOSE: "JANUARY 2008."
                                                            
Mario going about his business in the facility.

He realizes that Abbey has turned 17 this past December. The
thought makes him very distraught but there's nothing he can
do.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN (O.S.)
      (Intercom)
Hey Mario, when you get a moment
come on over to my office.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Sure thing warden.
                                                            
Mario heads over to the wardens office.
                                                            

49.

                       WARDEN MARTIN
Come on in.
                                                            
                       MARIO
What's up?
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Once a month we get our trade
paper.
I just thought of you when I read
an article about a wardens
position at the Mountain View
State Prison in Gatesville Texas.

Would you be interested if I put a
word in for you?
                                                            
                       MARIO
      (leaning back)
Well two things come to mind. Did
I do anything here to cause this?
and, yes I might be interested
thank.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
No, you did nothing wrong. I like
you and want to see you move up
with your approval of course.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Well, If you can look into further
I would be grateful.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Understand I'm just the first of
many hurdles. There will be a
process before you get the
position.

BTW, This is a women's prison with
a women as the head Warden. She's
retiring. The CDC wants to go with
a male figure this time.
                                                            
                       MARIO
That's great. Looking forward to
whatever process there is. Thanks
for thinking of me.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
No problem. I'll keep you posted
of where we go from here.
                                                            

50.

They both get up shake hands and go on about their business.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. WILLY AND MIKEY AT HIS BROTHER-IN-LAWS - DAY
                                                            
SUBERIMPOSE: "FEBRUARY 2008."
                                                            
They drive up to a house that Mikey thinks he remembers.
                                                            
                       WILLY
Do you think he's home if it even
is his home.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
Hey, I'm almost positive this is
his. He wasn't the neatest person.
Look at this place.
                                                            
                       WILLY
Looks like no one is home. Lets
knock on the door.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
I'll knock you stay here. If he's
home I don't know how he's gonna
take seeing me.
                                                            
Suddenly they hear a car coming from a distance.

As the car gets closer Mikey doesn't recognize the driver.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
Hi, I'm Mikey Ferranti. Would you
be Frankie Jacobs? If you are you
were married to my ex wife's
sister Beverly. Correct?
                                                            
                       FRANKIE
      (Big smile.)
Wow, It's been 15-20 years. You
look nothing like I remember.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
Hey Frankie this is my good buddy
Willy.
                                                            
                       FRANKIE
Lets go inside and catch up. You
guys want a beer, coffee?
                                                            

51.

                       WILLY
Beer for me.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
Me to.
                                                            
                       FRANKIE
Here you go. Now tell me what's
been going on?
                                                            
They start talking old times.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEY AND RONI AT SCHOOL - MORNING
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Holy Shit I was read the fucken
riot act when I got home.
                                                            
                       RONI
Shit me too.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Need to cool it for a while. But I
gotta tell you that was fucken
rush taking those sunglasses even
though we got caught.
                                                            
                       RONI
I told you so. Would you ever do
it again?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Hell yes.
                                                            
                       RONI
We need to go somewhere they can't
recognize us. You know they have
our photos and will follow us
forever.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Ok how about one of those home
improvement centers? You know just
to get our game down.
                                                            
                       RONI
Come on Ashley we can do better
than that. If we're gonna do it
lets get something out of it.
                                                            

52.

                       ASHLEY
I guess so.
      (She pauses for a
       minute)
Why don't we just see if we can
steal a car?
                                                            
                       RONI
Now that's going a bit too far.
That's grand larceny and could
mean jail time.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I don't mean to take it and keep
it. Just see if we can do it at
all.
                                                            
                       RONI
      (Thinking.)
Ya know I didn't think ya had it
in ya. But I'm seeing another side
to Ashley.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Ya know I get excited just
thinking about doing it. I feel
like it's an out of body
experience or something.
                                                            
                       RONI
Well, lets plan on whatever.
                                                            
The girls talk over their next adventure.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. BACK AT FRANKIE'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
The conversation continues with Frankie asking the guys why
they are here.
                                                            
                       FRANKIE
What's going on with you guy's?
                                                            
                       MIKEY
Well to be very honest I spent
sometime in jail recently.
                                                            
                       WILLY
      (Chucles a bit.)
                                                            

53.

                       MIKEY
      (He continues.)
Well, to be really honest Frankie
I, we just got out of jail.
                                                            
                       WILLY
Hey Frankie, what Mikey is trying
to say is we escaped two weeks
ago.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
Ok, Ok but it was a minimum
security type jail. You know the
ones that are called "country
clubs".
                                                            
Frankie gets up and walks around the room in thought.
                                                            
                       FRANKIE
SO now what am I supposed to do
just be OK with this?
Don't you think when they come
looking for you guys I'll be
implicated.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
Look Frankie we just want to stay
here for awhile. We'll keep a
close eye on the authorities and
their movements.
                                                            
                       FRANKIE
Don't tell me when you're ready!
When I feel it's time for you guys
to go you'll go.
                                                            
                       WILLY
Ok Frankie we'll listen to you.
This is your place and we were not
invited. Sorry if we're causing
you hardship.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. CALIFORNIA CITY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - DAY
                                                            
Mario and Warden Martin having a conversation.
                                                            
SUBERIMPOSE: "FEBRUARY MARCH 2008."
                                                            

54.

                       WARDEN MARTIN
Did you give anymore thought to
that position we spoke about in
Gatesville Texas?

I had some preliminary discussions
with the correctional officials.
                                                            
                       MARIO
I have and I think I'd like to go
for it. What's next?
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Well I'll officially put your name
out there. I should hear back
within a week.

Be ready Mario if they accept you.
The job will be available shortly
after.
                                                            
                       MARIO
I think I can make the move quit
quickly. Just let me know as soon
as possible.

Hey Warden if this happens don't
think for one minute I didn't
think about you and this great job
and opportunity you gave me.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
I'm gonna fill this application
out now.
                                                            
They end the conversation and go about their business.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. ASHLEY AND RONI OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Hey Roni come over here.
                                                            
                       RONI
Hey Ashley. what's up.
                                                            
They walk to an area were nobody can hear them.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I think we should go all the way
and find a jewelry store.
                                                            

55.

                       RONI
You're scaring me now. First you
want to steal a car then a jewelry
store? We are definitely going to
jail.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Stop it. Think positive. Forget
about the car shit. Lets go for
the jewelry.
                                                            
                       RONI
You are really serious aren't you?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Fuck yes, I'm serious. Now there's
a jewelry exchange place at the
mall in Alamo Heights.

Why don't we go just to check out
the cameras, exits and shit.
                                                            
Roni reluctantly agrees.
                                                            
                                         "DISSOLVE TO:
                                                            
RONI AND ASHLEY AT THE ALAMO HEIGHTS MALL
                                                            
                       RONI
Well, Here we are Ashley. What's
next?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Lets look around. I think we need
to check out one of the big
stores. More activity other than
jewelry.
                                                            
They both spend time scoping out the areas.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. CALIFORNIA CITY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - DAY
                                                            
The Warden calls Mario to come and see him.
                                                            
SUBERIMPOSE: "MARCH 2008."
                                                            
Mario walks in.
                                                            

56.

                       MARIO
What's up Warden? Would I be wrong
if I say you heard back from the
CDC?
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Well, you're correct and They want
to interview you. I am extremely
happy for you.

Not happy if you take the job.
Just kidding. You know what I
mean.
                                                            
                       MARIO
      (leaning back)
I can't believe this is happening.
Holy shit. What do I do now?
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Well, They would like to meet you
in your environment.

They probably want to see you at
work and probably ask some of your
peers questions.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Ok. I'm ready. Just give me a days
notice.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Of course Mario.
                                                            
                                         "DISSOLVE TO:
                                                            
A FEW DAYS GO BY
                                                            
The Commissioners are at the CDC Facility. They have a
chaperone ready to walk around the facility.
                                                            
                       CHAPERONE
Ladies and Gentlemen where would
you like to start?
                                                            
                       CDC
How about the eating facility,
then the recreation areas, then
dormitory area and end up at the
administration areas.
                                                            

57.

                       CHAPERONE
Sounds like a real good plan.
Follow me.
                                                            
The entire group spend over an hour until they get to the
administration offices. The lead commissioner asks where
they could find Mario Brennan.
                                                            
                       CHAPERONE
I'll show you to his office. If
he's not there. He maybe on his
rounds. But I can locate him?
                                                            
                       CDC
Please don't bother. Thanks for
all your help.
                                                            
                       CHAPERONE
Great. Just have the main office
call me if you want.
                                                            
The CDC enter Mario's office and without touching anything
they are simply seeing how organized he is.

Within a few minutes Mario and the Warden walk in.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Gentlemen, This is Mario Brennan.
I'm certain you know all about him
already from his past records and
the information I forwarded.
                                                            
                       CDC
We do and We like what have read
and what we see. So, we just need
to ask a few questions.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Please do.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Should I stay for this?
                                                            
                       CDC
Of course. This won't take too
long.
                                                            
                       CDC
Mario, we're with the CDC and
these are my associates.

Why do you think you deserve this
promotion if in fact it comes your
            (MORE)

58.

                       CDC (cont'd)
way?
                                                            
                       MARIO
      (With a pause)
I truly believe I'm ready for this
without question. I think there
isn't anyone more ready. That's
how sure I am.
                                                            
                       CDC
You realize the position is for
the Mountain View Facility in
Gatesville Texas of which is a
women's facility.
                                                            
                       MARIO
I clearly understand that and as
we all know it's maximum security
with a death row sector.
                                                            
                       CDC
Correct. Tell me a bit about your
personal life as far as family,
marriage, you know.
                                                            
                       MARIO
      (looking puzzeled)
Sir, could you be referring to my
past marriage and daughter? Well,
as with many marriages sometimes
it doesn't work out.
                                                            
                       CDC
How about the last time you saw
your daughter? Tell me about that.
                                                            
                       MARIO
With all due respect what does
this have to do with the wardens
position?
                                                            
                       CDC
Since this is an all women's
facility I guess you can
understand our concern. Can't you?
                                                            
                       MARIO
Well, if you look into my past you
might already have the answer to
that.

However, I have tried to see her
very early on but my ex wife for
            (MORE)

59.

                       MARIO (cont'd)
reasons I never found out took her
to another state, so I heard.

I could have gone to the proper
authorities but I was foolishly
hoping I would find them on my
own.

I harbor no ill feelings about
her. I still hold onto the dream I
will be with them again.
                                                            
                       CDC
Well, you know we could find her
and your daughter if you give us
info that only you would know.
                                                            
                       MARIO
You know that's an exciting offer
and I might take you up on that
one day.
                                                            
                       CDC
      (looking at Mario
       and Warden)
Mario, we're pleased with your
answer. It tells us a lot. Thanks
for the conversation.

Now just gives us a few days to go
over all of the events and
conversations we've had
                                                            
The meeting breaks up and all go on their own way.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. BACK AT FRANKIE'S HOUSE - EVENING
                                                            
Mikey and Willy take decide they need to get rid of the car
they bought. Frankie needs to follow them.

They find an isolated pond that appears to be deep enough
and is kind of murky. The car does sink and they get into
Frankie's truck and head home.
                                                            
                       WILLY
Now that's done what do we do for
wheels?
                                                            

60.

                       MIKEY
I don't know.
                                                            
Frankie is silent through their conversation. Then with
hesitation he tells the guy's.
                                                            
                       FRANKIE
I have an old truck in back of the
barn under a shed. I have no idea
if it would ever run again.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
      (Big smile.)
Frankie, you don't mind if we try
and get it going. We have some
money if it needs anything minor.
                                                            
                       FRANKIE
I don't mind but every thing about
it like the plates, registration
sticker, etc. needs to go.

I want anything that will remotely
tie me to that truck. You
understand.
                                                            
                       WILLY
Frankie we'll make sure.
                                                            
As soon as they get back to the house the guys run over to
expose the truck.

They pull the cover off and stand back as various animals
jump out from various openings. Then just look at each other
and stare for a moment.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEY AND RONI AT THE MALL - AFTERNOON
                                                            
They kind of gravitate towards this one department store.
                                                            
                       RONI
Well Ashley what do you think?
Today is your day. Just remember
not to spend to much time at or
around the jewelry counter area.
                                                            
They walk by the jewelry area one in back of the other and
walk separate ways without a word but continue to look
around as though they are interested in buying other
merchandise.
                                                            

61.

                       ASHLEY
      (Calls Roni on the
       cell.)
Don't look up but there are many
cameras in that area but I think
what we need to do is you stand on
the other side near those
advertising signs on the counter.

While I ask to see expensive
diamond earrings you kind fake a
fainting spell on my signal.
                                                            
They put the plan into action. It goes off without an
incident, so they think.
                                                            
                                         "DISSOLVE TO:
                                                            
The girls are back at school and talking in the corridor.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Those earrings are $15,000. Could
you believe it?
                                                            
                       RONI
What did you do with them?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Slowly opens her mouth.
                                                            
                       RONI
      (whispering)
Your fucken nuts.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Could you find a better place?
                                                            
                       RONI
      (also whispering)
Where's the other one?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Big smile.)
Waiting for you of course.
                                                            
                       RONI
What do mean. Who put that in for
you?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Yours truly. I can do it for you.
It was so easy.
                                                            

62.

Following school Roni finds the nerve to have Ashley put the
earring threw her tongue.
                                                            
They decide to lay low until graduation this coming June.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. CALIFORNIA CITY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - DAY
                                                            
A few days go by and finally the CDC call the Warden.
                                                            
                       CDC
Hi Warden Martin this is Robert at
the CDC. We met the other day.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Of course. How are you?
                                                            
                       CDC
To cut to the chase we decided on
Mario Brennan and have recommended
him for the position of Warden at
the Mountain View Facility.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
That is great news Robert. Can I
give him the good news?
                                                            
                       CDC
Let me send you the official
acceptance letter first and that's
how you can let him know. OK? He
needs to read it carefully and
sign it.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
No problem.
                                                            
They hang up and just then Mario calls the Warden for some
advice on an issue he has.

The Warden has a hard time holding in the good news.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Warden Martin we have an issue
here at Dorm #3.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Mario. I'll come over in 1 minute.
                                                            
As soon a he sees Mario he can't help telling him.
                                                            

63.

                       WARDEN MARTIN
Mario, You got it. The Wardens
position. I'm just waiting for the
paperwork to come in to make it
official. We need to go over
together so you can sign.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Holy Shit. Thanks Warden. I don't
know what to say.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Let's wait for that paperwork and
talk about the transition and I'll
tell you all you need to know.

Now what's the issue here that you
called me about?
                                                            
                       MARIO
What issue? There's no issue.
BTW the CDC never mentioned about
the 2 escapees. Why is that? I
thought they would for sure get
into that.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
I took full blame for the lack of
security that day. With my
impeccable record it never went
any further. Leave it at that.

They did tell me that many of the
leads for the two escapees went
nowhere. The case has gone cold.
                                                            
                       MARIO
They'll catch up to them.
                                                            
They both smile shake hands and go on about their day.
                                                            
A FEW DAYS GO BY
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
      (Calling Mario)
I got it Mario. The acceptance
letter. Come on in when you get a
chance.
                                                            
                       MARIO
In a about 10 minutes.
                                                            

64.

They both look over the letter. Mario signs it and they send
it back by special delivery.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Now what Warden?
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Well maybe you should start slowly
packing? Get your office in order?
I was told you could be gone by
beginning of June.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Wow. Everything is moving so fast.
                                                            
                       WARDEN MARTIN
Before reporting to Mountain View
take a week off. You deserve it.
Now get back to work you SOB?
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. MARIO DRIVING UP TO THE ENTRANCE OF THE MVF. - DAY
                                                            
As he gets to the arches that make it clear its the Mountain
View Facility he gets a low level chill feeling knowing it
is in fact a maximum security prison and a death row holding
facility.

He continues to the main gate where they are aware of his
arrival.
                                                            
SUBERIMPOSE: "JUNE 2008."
                                                            
                       MVF GUARD
      (In a serious tone)
Can I help you sir?
                                                            
                       MARIO
      (also with a
       serious tone)
Yes you can. I'm The new Warden to
be Mario Brennen. Here are my
papers.
                                                            
                       MVF GUARD
Oh yes sir we were expecting you.
Please continue to the next gate
and I'll tell them to let you
through.

Sorry about the check.
                                                            

65.

                       MARIO
Good job.
                                                            
He's waived on through but stops to ask where he can park
and enter the building.

The guard points the way and he proceeds knowing he'll go
right past the separate death row building. The chill comes
over him again.

He enters the building and is greeted by a security guard
who escorts him the Warden.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. BACK AT FRANKIE'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
The guys get the truck running.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
      (Standing back.)
The thing looks like shit. Sounds
good though.
                                                            
                       WILLY
Let's get a spray gun and paint
the damn thing. You know that I
used to work in a collision place.
                                                            
They finish spraying and all that's needed are some plates
and the registration and inspection stickers. Frankie has
some old plates he got of an abandoned car years ago.

Mikey who has a good artistic hand finds a photo of a
typical registration and inspection sticker on line. Makes a
copy and photo shops them until they look almost identical.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
Hey Willy look at this it's my
best work ever.
                                                            
He puts it on the windshield.
                                                            
They decide to take it out every so often at night to steal
things like groceries, tools.

This goes on for months.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 

66.

INT. MIKEY AND WILLY DRIVING UP I35 TOWARDS WACO - NIGHT
                                                            
They can only drive at night to try and stay out of site
from police.

There real intention is to look for a big score. While
staying at Frankie's house they acquired a few guns and
rifles seemingly for hunting.
                                                            
                       WILLY
Did you tell Frankie we might be
gone for a while?
                                                            
                       MIKEY
Yea and he was real happy. He's
still worried about how or when
the authorities will tie him to
us.
                                                            
                       WILLY
If you're right about Frankie
living out there in the wilderness
then I don't think he should be
worried.

let's be more concerned about
getting some money.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
We certainly can use it. Shit
we're really running low. Staying
with Frankie helped but we can't
count on him too much longer.

It's a matter of time before he
throws us out.
                                                            
They find a small local motel outside of Waco and settle in
for the night.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. ASHLEY'S HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION - DAY
                                                            
Ashley and her family are taking pictures following the 2008
graduation ceremonies. Roni is close by with her family
doing the same.

The families slowly merged together and started to take
photos.
                                                            

67.

                       CONNIE
      (Talking to Ashley)
I know your starting community
college in September up in San
Marcos. You still plan on taking
up business?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Mom, you know I've always enjoyed
designing jewelry. I need to study
management/public relations.
That's part of the business
program.
                                                            
Ashley walks by and whispers in Roni's ear to make sure she
removed the earring from her tongue. She gave the thumbs up.
                                                            
                       RONI
      (Adding)
I'm going to the same school but
for language. I always had the
desire to understand how various
languages got started.
                                                            
                       CONNIE
Well, I'm happy to see you ladies
have a direction.

Ashley, we have reservations at
Gemelli's restaurant at 2.
                                                            
They all congratulate each and go on about their day.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. MOUNTAIN VIEW CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - DAY
                                                            
Security guard showing Mario to the wardens office for a
first time meeting.

Mario thanks the guard and sits down waiting for Warden
Gelber.

A minute goes by and the Warden enters.
                                                            
                       WARDEN GELBER
      (Extending his
       hand.)
Welcome to Mountain View Prison
but around here we like to use
with "facility".
                                                            

68.

                       MARIO
      (Still shaking
       hands.)
It's my pleasure Warden Gelber.
I'm looking forward in taking the
helm. I hope everything is ok with
you?
                                                            
                       WARDEN GELBER
If you're talking about me leaving
I can't wait. I'm finally
retiring. My husband and I are
looking forward in traveling.

Couldn't do much in this position.
When I was just starting out in
the business we traveled a lot.

How about you?
                                                            
                       MARIO
My life is quite simple. No family
to speak of. No interest in
traveling or any hobbies to speak
of.

I Enjoy this business.
                                                            
They continue small talk for a while. Then decide to start
their walk throughout the facility.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. MIKEY AND WILL HEADING BACK TO AUSTIN - DAY
                                                            
They just did a bank robbery and are heading back to Austin.
They find a side road and decide to hide out there until the
morning.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEY AND RONI HEAD TO SAN MARCOS - DAY
                                                            
The girls driving along I35 to San Marcos to look for an
apartment getting ready for college.

They find a small place just enough for the two of them. The
school is nearby.
                                                            

69.

SUBERIMPOSE: "AUGUST 2008."
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. MOUNTAIN VIEW CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Warden Gelber and Mario continue their walk throughout the
facility.
                                                            
                       MARIO
So I hear you're leaving end of
the month.
                                                            
                       WARDEN GELBER
Yes in about 2 weeks. So we have a
good amount of time to get you up
to speed.
                                                            
As they continue to look over the facility they come upon
the building that houses the death row inmates.

Mario gets that uneasy feeling once again. He figures after
a while it will go away.
                                                            
                       WARDEN GELBER
Now here as you can see is the
building that house the death row
inmates.

Presently there are 6 women 2
waiting execution and 4 waiting
their appeals.

The Huntsville Unit in Huntsville,
Texas is the only death facility
in the state.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Do we need to go in on this walk
around?
                                                            
                       WARDEN GELBER
No not necessary. We'll do our
walk threw in the next couple of
days.
                                                            
Satisfied with that response they head back to the warden's
office.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Warden, I need to check into my
motel. The house that I rented is
being painted and won't be ready
            (MORE)

70.

                       MARIO (cont'd)
until the end of the week. Is that
ok?
                                                            
                       WARDEN GELBER
Of course Mario. Go ahead and
we'll continue tomorrow.
                                                            
Shakes the warden's hand and leaves for the day.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEY AND RONI IN THIER APARTMENT - DAY
                                                            
The girls are discussing their future.
                                                            
SUBERIMPOSE: "MAY 2010".
                                                            
                       RONI
Ashley, It's almost 2 years since
coming up here. In a couple of
weeks we'll be getting our 2 year
Bachelors degree. Then What?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Well, we need to step up our act.
                                                            
                       RONI
Oh no Ashley. You're still on that
shit?
                                                            
Ashley wants to get into the bigger picture. She's looking
for a few good paydays. Money!

Roni is getting a bit uneasy with Ashley's thoughts. But she
reluctantly goes along with her.
                                                            
A FEW WEEKS GO BY:
                                                            
They get their degrees and celebrate that evening at a local
bar.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Hey Roni, Lets rob something.
                                                            
                       RONI
Ashley, your drunk and crazy.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Just a little but I'll remember
everything in the morning. What do
ya say bitch?
                                                            

71.

The evening goes on:
                                                            
                                         "DISSOLVE TO:"
                                                            
Next morning the girls slowly wake up and meet in the
kitchen.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Wow what a night.
                                                            
                       RONI
Sure was. You were in rare form.
Do you remember anything?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Of course. I still want to go for
something big.
                                                            
The girls decide to get out and hit the road on a little
vacation. They decide to go up to Dallas then end up in
Houston along the water.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEY AND RONI NEAR DALLAS - DAY
                                                            
The girls have been buying recreational drugs for a while.
They want to connect with someone.
                                                            
The decide to rob a small jewelry store on their way. They
have become so successful that their confidence level is
high.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. MOUNTAIN VIEW CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - DAY
                                                            
2 years have passed and Mario has settled in his new
position as Warden.
                                                            
SUPERIMPOSE: "JUNE 2010."
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. MIKEY AND WILLY IN THEIR TRUCK - NIGHT
                                                            
Contemplating their next robbery. They decide to get on I10
by way of back roads towards Houston.
                                                            

72.

SUBERIMPOSE: "JULY 2010".
                                                            
Over the next month they hit some small jewelry stores.
Traveling only at night and sleeping in the truck as well
stopping at small motels.
                                                            
They decide not to go through Houston but go around and
avoid main roads heading toward Dallas and eventually get on
I45. They find a small motel and settle in and breakout some
cocaine.
                                                            
INTERCUT TO ASHLEY AND RONI:
                                                            
They decide to get on I45 without stopping in Dallas toward
Houston.

They hit some small jewelry stores on their way.

Ashley notices a small town on the map called Huntsville and
decide to stop.
                                                            
INTERCUT TO MIKEY AND WILLY:
                                                            
Riding on I45 during the evening hours.
                                                            
                       WILLY
I'm looking at this map and
there's a area called Sam Houston
National Forest near Waverly.

We can get some gear and stay
there for awhile.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
Sounds good.
                                                            
They find a place near Waverly and buy enough gear to stay
out for an extended period of time and head down to the
forest.
                                                            
                       WILLY
      (looking at the
       map)
Hey Mikey lets stop at this motel
just outside of Huntsville.

They check in and notice the
little bar across the street and
head over there after check in.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 

73.

EXT. ASHLEY AND RONI HEAD TO HOUSTON - DAY
                                                            
In the distance the see the small motel outside of
Huntsville.

They check in and notice a local bar across the street.
                                                            
                       RONI
Let's head over there tonight and
see what's going on.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Let's do it.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. MIKEY AND WILLY AT A LOCAL BAR - DAY
                                                            
Ashley and Roni slowly and quietly walk into the bar.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
Hey Willy look what just walked
in.
                                                            
                       WILLY
Mikey they look like kids what's
the matter with you?
                                                            
                       MIKEY
They definitely look old enough to
drink.
                                                            
                       WILLY
Lets just see if they're going to
stay then I'll go over there.
                                                            
The girls sit at the bar and order a drink each.
                                                            
Willy gets up and walks over to the Ashley and Roni and asks
if they want to come over to his table.

They agree and start a conversation.
                                                            
                       RONI
Where you guys staying?
                                                            
                       MIKEY
Across the street.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
No shit so are we.
                                                            

74.

One thing leads to another and they end up in the guys room
and continue drinking.

Willy offers them some weed and cocaine. The girls refuse
and say they're tired and leave.
                                                            
The night ends.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. NEXT MORNING - DAY
                                                            
Mikey gets up first and goes out on foot and looks for a
place for coffee and donuts. Ashley quietly walks out of her
room and sees Mikey.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Hey Mikey you heading to get
coffee?
Can I join you?
                                                            
                       MIKEY
Come on we'll try and find
something together.

What are you guys doing today?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Nothing yet. What are you guys
doing?
                                                            
                       MIKEY
Well after coffee we're heading
into Madisonville.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Anything important. You have
business there?
                                                            
                       MIKEY
      (Big smile.)
We're going to rob a bank.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Also smiling)
Very funny. Could we join you
guys?
                                                            
                       MIKEY
      (Still smiling)
Sure. We can use some to operator
the get a way car.
                                                            

75.

Ashley still not catching on that Mikey was really serious.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Ok, Roni will drive I'll join you
guys in the bank.
                                                            
They both head back to their rooms and decided to meet at
1pm.
                                                            
Ashley still thinking this is all too funny.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. INSIDE THE TRUCK - DAY
                                                            
All 4 are in the truck and joking around about the bank job.
Ashley and Roni have not caught on just yet until Willy
started to pull out the guns, ammo and masks.
                                                            
                       RONI
      (looking at Ashley)
Ashley, I think these guys are
serious. Didn't you know?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I didn't know anything at all. I
thought he was joking. But somehow
I'm excited by this.

Remember I said I want to do
something big?
                                                            
                       WILLY
You'll get your chance today. How
about you Roni? We need you to
drive the truck.
                                                            
                       RONI
Shit, I guess so. Just get in and
get out quickly, please.
                                                            
They get close to the bank just starring at it and all very
silent.

Willy slowly and methodically hand out the weapons and
masks.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
The guns are live. Be careful. now
listen up. I'm going in first wait
a half minute and Ashley next then
Willy.

            (MORE)

76.

                       MIKEY (cont'd)
Ashley you stand near the door and
Willy and I will get the money
quickly. We don't want to use the
guns.

Just scare them. Ashley you let us
out first then you follow last.
                                                            
They get out of the truck hiding their hand guns and set the
plan in motion. Masks on, Mikey and Willy start to stir up
the excitement. But before collecting of money all hell
breaks loose.


Alarms go off, Ashley gets unhinged. The boys not knowing
what to do they look at each other and point the guns at the
tellers for all the money. They don't respond and Ashley
points the gun at one of the tells and kills her.

Feeling the adrenaline she points the gun at the manager and
shoots him. The security guard gets off some rounds and hit
Mikey in the arm. Ashley seeing this gets off more rounds
and kills 2 patrons.
                                                            
                       WILLY
Lets go, go, go.
                                                            
Roni hearing the gun fire panics and is about to speed away
but out comes Willy and Ashley.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Lets get out of here. Move, move,
move.
                                                            
They head through back roads to the camp site the boys set
up.
                                                            
It's not too long until the police descend on them.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. THE 3 ARE BEING INDITED - DAY
                                                            
They're in front of the judge. The judge orders no bail for
the 3 due to the severity of their crime.
                                                            
SUBERIMPOSE: "AUGUST 2010."
                                                            
Ashley's trial is set for December 1st this year.
Roni and Willy's trials are set for November 1st this year
                                                            

77.

They're escorted out of the courtroom.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. RONI, MIKEY AND WILLY'S TRIAL - DAY
                                                            
They are escorted in and are seated at the defense table.
                                                            
SUBERIMPOSE: "NOVEMBER 2010."
                                                            
Everyone is already seated including Roni's parents. Mikey
and
Willy have no family representation.
                                                            
The trail goes on with the defense team claiming not guilty.

It only lasts for 2 days as the evidence was overwhelming
but the defense stood on the fact they did not kill anyone.

The jury came back with guilty verdicts.
                                                            
The sentencing portion of the trial is set for January 5th
2011.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEY TRIAL BEGINS - DAY
                                                            
She is lead into the courtroom with Connie her mother and
stepfather Gary already seated.

She acknowledges them quickly.
                                                            
Her defense team enters a guilty plea in an attempt to avoid
the death penalty.
                                                            
The trail is simply now a matter of formality due to the
guilty plea.
                                                            
The judge accepts the plea and sets the sentencing portion
of the trial for February 1st 2011.
                                                            
Ashley is escorted out of the court room and again glancing
at her mom who is crying uncontrollably.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 

78.

INT. MOUNTAIN VIEW CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - DAY
                                                            
Mario walking the facility with one of the female security
guards.
                                                            
                       SECURITY GUARD 1
Warden where would you like to
start?
                                                            
                       MARIO
Can we go into one of the dorms?
                                                            
                       SECURITY GUARD 1
Sure. Dorms 2 & 4 should be ok at
this time. They're having
breakfast.
                                                            
                       MARIO
That's even better. Lets first
stop off at the cafeteria then
walk thru their dorms before they
get back.
                                                            
                       SECURITY GUARD 1
Ok lets go.
                                                            
They do a quick walkthrough of both areas. Then head over to
the recreation area.
                                                            
Mario stops a few times to chat with the inmates. Then he
moves on to the baseball field were there's a game going on.
                                                            
On the other side of the field is the death row building
where they walk over to.

There are 8 cells 6 are occupied. He walks by each cell and
is greeted with some "fuck you" and a few with small talk.
                                                            
The guard reminds Mario that the last execution was in 2005
in Huntsville.

They exist and start their walk back to the admin. building.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. RONI, MIKEY AND WILLEY'S SENTENCING - DAY
                                                            
They are escorted into the court room and remain standing
for the judge. Roni's parents are present.
                                                            
The families of the victims get up one by one and direct
their anger at the 2 defendants.
                                                            

79.

The judge ask the 3 defendants to stand.
                                                            
                       JUDGE
Will the defendants please rise.
Do you have anything you would
like to say to the court?
                                                            
                       RONI
I am truly sorry also for that
awful day. I had no idea that
things would get crazy. I was just
driving the truck. Again, I am
sorry.
                                                            
                       MIKEY
I have no words that would make
things better for the victims and
the families. Anything I would say
will just come out wrong anyway.
I'm just truly sorry.
                                                            
                       WILLY
      (In a soft tone)
I am deeply sorry for what
happened that day. I know that we
planned on hurting no one. I truly
am sorry.
                                                            
                       JUDGE
Please remain standing. We heard
your message to the court and
we've heard from the victims
families.

Now it's my turn.

Miss Roni Elsner the court
recognizes your non involvement in
the activities inside the bank.
But the court cannot dismiss your
overall involvement.

The court sentences you 15 years
with a minimum of 10 years served
before being eligible for parole.
                                                            
                       JUDGE
Mr. Michael John Ferranti the
court cannot help but to be
reminded you were directly
involved in this hideous crime

The court sentences you to prison
for 40 years with a minimum of 30
            (MORE)

80.

                       JUDGE (cont'd)
years served before being eligible
for parole.
                                                            
                       JUDGE
      (looking at Willy)
Mr. Willy Ron Hussey the court
cannot help but look the facts
that you were directly involved
within the bank and it's ugly
methodical killings.

Having been associated with the
mealy the court sentences you to
40 years with a minimum of 30
served before being eligible for
parole.
                                                            
                       JUDGE
Case closed. Court dismissed.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEY'S SENTENCING - DAY
                                                            
The court officers escort Ashley in and bring her to the
defense table. Everyone remained standing for the judges
entrance.
                                                            
                       JUDGE
You may be seated.

Does the prosecution have any
person here that would like to
address the court and defendant.
                                                            
                       PROSECUTION
Yes your honor we do.
                                                            
The family members stand at the podium one by one and look
at Ashley as they voiced their disgust.
                                                            
The judge asks Ashley to stand.
                                                            
                       JUDGE
      (looking at Ashley)
Miss Ashley Connors would you
please stand.

Do you have anything you would
like to say to the families and
friends in this courtroom?
                                                            

81.

                       ASHLEY
      (head down)
I have no words that can make your
hearts stop bleeding. I can only
tell you that whatever fate the
court decides would be just.
                                                            
                       JUDGE
Please remain standing Miss Ashley
Connors.

It is the courts decision that you
Miss Ashley Connors be sentenced
life in prison without the
possibility of parole at the
William Hobby Unit in Marlin
Texas.
                                                            
The undertone amongst the victims families feel she should
have gotten the death penalty.
                                                            
                       JUDGE
Order in the court. Officers
please escort Miss Connors out of
the courtroom.

Case closed. Court dismissed.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIAM HOBBY FACILTY - NEXT DAY - DAY
                                                            
Ashley arrives at the facility she will be spending the rest
of natural life.
                                                            
She is assigned her dorm and cell. For now she shares a cell
with another lifer. She settles in.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIAM HOBBY FACILTY - DAY
                                                            
Ashley has now been in prison for 3 years. Her defense team
has entered 2 appeals thus far to get her sentence reduced
to a life sentence with the possibility of parole. Both have
been denied.
                                                            
SUBERIMPOSE: "FEBRUARY 2014".
                                                            
Ashley in the recreation area talking with other inmates.
                                                            

82.

                       ASHLEY
You know I'll be 24 this coming
December. I don't know if I'm
gonna make it to 30. Fuck this
shit.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. MOUNTAIN VIEW CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - DAY
                                                            
The day has come were Mario as Warden is required to be part
in the escort of a death row inmate who has lost all appeals
to Huntsville.

It's uncomfortable time for him but he tries to make the
best of it during the trip.

This women inmate is to be executed tomorrow evening. The
prisoner is taken to her cell.

Mario decides to call his predecessor Nicole Gelber.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Hi Nicole it's Mario Brennan from
Mountain View.
                                                            
                       NICOLE
How are you? I surely thought I
would hear from you much sooner.
                                                            
                       MARIO
I know. I was handling everything
just fine but I need to ask you.
How did you got through your first
inmate execution?

I've just arrived here at the
Huntsville facility with my first
execution slated for tomorrow
evening.

You might remember Debra?

I know you've been through these
before. What was it like for you?
                                                            
                       NICOLE
Mario, you never get used to it.
Especially sitting with the
prisoner moments before.
The way I got through it was to
always tell myself I did not put
this person here. She had choices.
            (MORE)

83.

                       NICOLE (cont'd)

I know, She's still a human being
and your giving the final order.
It's a deep personal trip you need
to take both physically and
emotionally.

You grow to accept your role in
time.
                                                            
                       MARIO
How many time s have you gone
through this?
                                                            
                       NICOLE
6 times and they all have their
own emotional ties to the inmate.
When those lights go dim you get a
small sense of relief for you and
the inmate.

It's back to business as usual the
next day.

Remember that you do not
participate in chamber. The
Chaplain and Huntsville warden are
the only 2 allowed until the end.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Thanks Nicole. I'll keep in touch.
                                                            
Mario hangs up and heads to the TDCJ administration
building.

There he can find a place to rest for the evening. The
execution doesn't start until 6pm tomorrow.
                                                            
INTERCUT 5PM NEXT DAY.
                                                            
Mario is talking with Chaplain. He wants to know how's
everything going thus far.
                                                            
                       CHAPLAIN
Well Debra has accepted her fate.
We talked for along time about the
past and the people she wants to
know how sorry she feels about
what she did.

I'm going back to stay with her
until the end. She's very
comfortable with me. Do you want
            (MORE)

84.

                       CHAPLAIN (cont'd)
to say anything to her?
                                                            
                       MARIO
Just tell her if we knew each
other earlier in life I would have
helped her through her problems
I'm sure.
                                                            
                       CHAPLAIN
I will relay those exact words.
                                                            
The chaplain heads back to Debra and Mario heads outside to
get some air. He is not required to watch the execution.
                                                            
He returns to the Admin Bldg. and can't help but watch the
clock go past 6pm. 6:05 the lights dim signaling the end.
                                                            
He returns to the MVU.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. WILLIAM HOBBY FACILTY - DAY
                                                            
Ashley has now spent 5 years at this facility.
                                                            
SUBERIMPOSE: "FEBRUARY 2016".
                                                            
If the appeal for a reduced sentence is officially denied
than she is contemplating requesting the death penalty. She
talks this over with the Chaplain and the Warden.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Warden, is it unusual for an
inmate to ask for the death
penalty? I don't think I can go on
knowing I'll never leave the
prison system.
                                                            
                       WARDEN VELEZ
Ashley, occasionally the prison
system gets that request.
Unfortunately it's not up to the
inmate.

There is a process that must be
followed starting with TDCJ,
courts to the Governor.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Well I don't know how much longer
I can handle this.
                                                            

85.

                       WARDEN VELEZ
Have you spoken with our Chaplain?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Yes, He said I need to ask myself
if I want to just give up or
become productive by being a
spokesperson to the young.
                                                            
                       WARDEN VELEZ
He always says the right thing. He
is someone you should listen to.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I'll think about it.
                                                            
She is escorted back to cell by the guards.
                                                            
A FEW DAYS GO BY
                                                            
Ashley has decided she doesn't want to stay until she grows
old and simply dies without anybody noticing. She decides
she can make a bigger statement to everyone about living a
life of crime and what it will get you when she's gone.

She wants to write a book which is to be published after she
is gone.
                                                            
She gets the attention of the Warden, TDCJ and the public.
The Warden officially puts in her request for capital
punishment.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEY IN HER CELL. - DAY
                                                            
Ashley is in her cell deep in thought. Writing her ideas for
her book to which see hopes will become a reality when the
time comes.
                                                            
A guard stops in front of her cell and says the Warden wants
to see you. She's coming here in about 20 minutes.
                                                            
Ashley continues to write.
                                                            
                       WARDEN VELEZ
Hi, Ashley. How's it going?
      (Guard opening the
       cell.)
                                                            

86.

                       ASHLEY
Going fine. You have some news for
me?
                                                            
                       WARDEN VELEZ
I do. The Texas Court of Criminal
Appeals has granted your request.

They won't make it final until you
the inmate has given it another 30
days to think it through.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I know what I want. I want a
guarantee that my book will be
published. That's what I want.
Please, that's the only thing I'm
asking.
                                                            
                       WARDEN VELEZ
I need to get that approved.

After the 30 days and you still
want to go through with it we may
need to move you to the Mountain
View Unit in Gatesville.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
That's fine.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEY IS TRANSFERRED TO THE MVU - DAY
                                                            
Ashley has gotten the approval from the Texas prison
officials to go forward with the execution.
                                                            
She immediately starts writing and avoids verbal discussions
with the other inmates in the death row section.
                                                            
The warden has not come to see the new arrival which is not
necessarily customary.
                                                            
Voice from another cell calls out to Ashley.
                                                            
                       DEBRA (O.S.)
Hey girl we hear you wanna go
before us. What's up with that
girl?
                                                            

87.

                       ASHLEY
      (With a pause)
Well I don't know about you but
this world is not for me. What's
your name?
                                                            
                       DEBRA (O.S.)
What's your name?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Ashley.
                                                            
                       DENISE (O.S.)
These other chicks in here aren't
friendly so you won't hear from
them.
                                                            
A voice from another cell "fuck you".
                                                            
Warden sends a message to Ashley that the media wants to
interview her.
                                                            
Ashley looks forward to this to get her book out there.
                                                            
Her execution has been scheduled for next month.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE EXECUTION - DAY
                                                            
The facility has authorized some interviews which are
scheduled for one hour each.
                                                            
SUBERIMPOSE: "FEBRUARY 2016" 2PM.
                                                            
The media is brought into a small area one group at a time.
                                                            
Ashley is escorted in and is seated at a small table for the
first of 3 interviews.
                                                            
                       1ST INTERVIEW (O.S.)
What made you ask for the death
penalty?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I made a tremendous mistake in
life. I took 4 lives that I had no
right to do.
                                                            
                       1ST INTERVIEW (O.S.)
What are you doing to help others
not to make this mistake and why
would you not want to stay around
            (MORE)

88.

                       1ST INTERVIEW (cont'd)
so to get your message while in
prison?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I'm writing a book which I want
published after I'm gone. To me
that will make this all worth it.
Does this make sense to you?
                                                            
                       1ST INTERVIEW (O.S.)
Personally speaking I hope your
choice will not go unheard. I see
you're completely satisfied with
your final decision. What about
the people close to you?
                                                            
This interview goes on for the agreed hour and the next 2
interviews go on as scheduled.
                                                            
Ashley is escorted back to her cell.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. MARIO BACK FROM VACATION - DAY
                                                            
Mario has been on vacation for the past 2 weeks. He arrives
back at the MVU and immediately gets back into the action.

He calls the assistant warden to see how the transition is
going with the new inmate in the death row area.
                                                            
                       MARIO
      (Calling Terence)
Hey Terence how did everything go?
Can you come in and see me and
we'll spend a few minutes
together.
                                                            
                       TERENCE
Sure thing.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Hey Terence sit down. How did it
go with the new inmate Ashley and
her transition at the death row
area?
                                                            
                       TERENCE
All good. She writes all day long.
                                                            

89.

                       MARIO
I hear she's writing a book and
wants it done and then published
after she's gone.
                                                            
                       TERENCE
Seems very comfortable and willing
to accept her fate.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Well I need to go see her. How
about we pay her a visit by end of
week?
                                                            
                       TERENCE
I'll set it up. Everything else is
good. No alarms.
                                                            
                                         "DISSOLVE TO:"
                                                            
MARIO AND TERENCE GETTING READY TO VISIT ASHLEY.
                                                            
                       TERENCE
Unfortunately she's been in the
infirmary with a mild pneumonia.
So we need to head over there.
                                                            
They arrive at the infirmary. The guard escorts them to her
area where Ashley has an Oxygen mask on.

She's sleeping and not able to respond to any questions.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Let's ask the doctor what's going
on.
                                                            
He reports that she is responding well to treatment.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Would you keep me informed of her
progress. It's sad that we're
worried only to keep her around
until next week.
                                                            
Mario and Terence leave the infirmary.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. THE DAY OF EXECUTION - DAY
                                                            
Ashley is having her last meal with the chaplain sitting
opposite her.
                                                            

90.

                                         "DISSOLVE TO:"
                                                            
SUBERIMPOSE: "OCTOBER 30" 4:00 PM.
                                                            
It's the afternoon and the state is counseling all of the
attendees on the proceedings near the death chamber as they
await confirmation that the execution will proceed as
scheduled.
                                                            
The execution is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. sharp. It' now 4:00
p.m.
                                                            
                       CHAPLAIN
How are you doing so far Ashley?
Tell me about your past and what
you would change and would you
want me to deliver any messages.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Ya know Chaplain I never knew my
father. My mother and him split up
not long after I was born.

I don't know maybe things would be
different. Believe me I don't
blame my mother for anything.
                                                            
                       CHAPLAIN
Is there anything you want me to
relay to mom and to dad if I
locate him?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Tell my mom I would do anything to
change this outcome but I can't. I
love her and I want her to know I
don't blame her for anything.

I wish I can see my dad for the
last time. If you find him tell
him the same thing that I blame
him for nothing.
                                                            
They go through some preys together and before too long they
get the word that there has been a stay for a few hours.
                                                            
"SUPPERIMPOSE 7:00 PM"
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I wish who ever put this thing on
hold didn't.
                                                            

91.

                       CHAPLAIN
These are automatic procedures
Ashley.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I just want to get this done. This
is my choice.
                                                            
"SUPPERIMPOSE 11:00 PM"
                                                            
Mario stops by to chat for awhile.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Ashley, I only hope that you are
content with your decision. Is
there anything that I can do for
you please let me know.

Looking at you one can't help
feeling close to you. Not in a
sorry sense but as a father.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Since I never really knew my dad I
would like to think of you as a
friend and a father.
                                                            
                       MARIO
Of course you may. I haven't seen
my daughter in many, many years.
She would be around your age now.

That's what makes this difficult
for me. Everyone tells me not to
feel close to the inmate.
Bullshit!
                                                            
They continue to talk.
                                                            
"SUPPERIMPOSE 11:45 PM"
                                                            
The Chaplain and Mario receive word that the execution will
proceed at 12:00 pm. They pass this onto Ashley.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Well, lets get this over with
guys. But I one last request and
that is to have Warden Mario there
instead of the Huntsville Warden.
                                                            
They grant her that request.
                                                            

92.

The guards, Mario and the Chaplain walk Ashley to the
chamber.

There she is laid on the table with her arms extended on
supports. She cooperates without a problem.

Customarily the Chaplain stands at her feet, with his hands
on the inmates ankles while the Warden stands behind the
inmate.

The IV's are inserted into both arms and the saline starts
flowing. Ashley shows no sign of discomfort or agitation.

The guards leave the chamber leaving behind Ashley the
Chaplain and Mario.

Ashley is given the opportunity for a final statement.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (In a soft tone)
To all that's here I must
apologize once again and I cannot
blame anything I've done on anyone
but me.

I love you mom and my dad that I
never knew. But as I look up I see
the Chaplain who's comforted me
and the Warden who said I can call
him my dad. I am at peace.
                                                            
                       CHAPLAIN
      (Also in a soft
       tone)
Ashley may God accept you into his
kingdom and have you meet those
you hurt and apologize so your
sole can rest in peace.
                                                            
"SUPPERIMPOSE 12:00 PM"
                                                            
With all of the statements done Mario signals the release of
the lethal dose of pentobarbital.

Ashley looks up at Mario with a calming smile. Mouthing
"thank you dad".
                                                            
                       MARIO
      (Whispering)
I am honored that you chose me
Ashley.
                                                            

93.

Suddenly Ashley's mother and the defense team push their way
into the viewing area screaming "STOP, STOP, STOP" claiming
to have proof that Mario is Ashley's biological father.

At the same moment Ashley and Mario turn their heads toward
the viewing area to see the disturbance.

While turning her head Mario looks down and notices a small
orange looking pumpkin birth mark behind her right ear.
Ashley slowly slips away.

Mario looks quickly up at the viewing area at the same
instance remembers that his daughter Abbey had the identical
birth mark. He slowly looks at Abbey's mom and back down at
Abbey.

He reaches for his revolver and points it at his temple and
pulls the trigger.
                                                            
"SUPPERIMPOSE 12:05 PM"
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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