The Superman by Pete Hudson —- Just the begining.

                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                  The Superman                             
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
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          A cloudy sky, that slowly sways and moves with the wind. The     
          iconic S -Symbol is formed in the clouds.                        
                                                                           
          The wind again chills and we -                                   
                                                                           
                                                                           
          INT. SKY - AFTERNOON                                             
                                                                           
          A red and blue blur burst through the clouds much faster         
          than we can follow.                                              
                                                                           
          We are over the Atlantic ocean.                                  
                                                                           
          The reflection of the blur barley resonates in the water as      
          ripples flow back as the blur burst faster back into the         
          air.                                                             
                                                                           
          The blur moves with a purpose, a quickness that means            
          business.                                                        
                                                                           
          Suddenly,...                                                     
                                                                           
          A rumble loud and growling with twisted metal. An explosion,     
          rocks the sky.                                                   
                                                                           
          The blur moves without hesitation.                               
                                                                           
          A plane is falling out of the sky, turning and sway in           
          discord. It’s right engine burst into flames, spilling           
          debris. Smoke, black, spews from the flames a trailing path      
          of destruction.                                                  
                                                                           
          The red and blue blur, never stopping attaches himself to        
          the bottom of the plane.                                         
                                                                           
          No, longer a blur. A man. A Superman. He digs his hands into     
          the metal with ease getting a firm grip on the twirling          
          plane. He twirls with it until his hands find a grip.            
                                                                           
          His red cape swirls and turns with the plane. He strains,        
          shaking, lifting. The whole plane shakes from the                
          turbulence.                                                      
                                                                           
          The plane slows gradually in descent. It no longer twirls        
          and sways. It levels, burning engine and all. The Superman       
          has has the plane.                                               
                                                                           
          He stares down, fifteen feet below is the sea. His               
          reflection and the plane he holds staring back at him.           
                                                                           
          People on the plane screaming, staring out the window for        
          sight of what is happening to them.                              
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                              2.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              SUPERMAN                                     
                         (to himself)                                      
                    A bit close.                                           
                                                                           
          He strains as he and the plane slowly lifts into the air. He     
          pushes himself forward gaining some speed.                       
                                                                           
                              MAN (OS)                                     
                    Were saved! Were flying!                               
                                                                           
          The peoples panic subsides.                                      
                                                                           
          Superman can’t help, but smile.                                  
                                                                           
                                                                           
          EXT. SMALLVILLE ROAD - AFTERNOON                                 
                                                                           
          An empty road between a row of cornfields. A sign reads.         
          "Welcome to Smallville"                                          
                                                                           
          Superman comes into view, hovering over the field he eases       
          down lower and lower, laying the plane on the street. He         
          comes out from the bottom. The plane making a THUD noise.        
                                                                           
          He slowly flies to the plane door, ripping it off its            
          hinges. He pulls the rip cords for the emergency landing,        
          and the yellow slide fills with air and touches ground.          
                                                                           
          A stewardess sitting on the floor out of her seat belt           
          stares at the floating, Superman, who slowly hovers back.        
                                                                           
                              STEWARDESS                                   
                         (shocked)                                         
                    Who, who are you?                                      
                                                                           
          He just smiles at her and slowly floats back.                    
                                                                           
                              SUPERMAN                                     
                    I trust you can get the people to                      
                    safety?                                                
                                                                           
          The stewardess nods still in shock.                              
                                                                           
          The people in the plane badger the windows with their faces,     
          peeking out to catch a glimpse of this stranger, of The          
          Superman.                                                        
                                                                           
          Their voice carry.                                               
                                                                           
                              WOMAN                                        
                    Is he flying?                                          
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                              3.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              KID                                          
                    It’s a superhero!                                      
                                                                           
          Superman eases back and takes off with boom into the clouds.     
                                                                           
          A brunette rushes to the front of the plane in front of the      
          stewardess looking up into the sky.                              
                                                                           
                              LOIS LANE                                    
                    He saved us.                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
          INT. PERRY WHITES OFFICE - AFTERNOON                             
                                                                           
          Perry White,55, dressed in a comfortable suit stares out the     
          window into Metropolis. They are on the highest floor.           
                                                                           
                              PERRY WHITE                                  
                    I can’t, Lois.                                         
                                                                           
          Perry turns towards his desk, various folders and important      
          papers along the desk. Standing looking aggrivated is, Lois      
          Lane,30.                                                         
                                                                           
                              LOIS LANE                                    
                    Perry! I was there. Okay! This guy                     
                    came out of nowhere, picked up the                     
                    plane. I mean, it was amazing.                         
                                                                           
          Perry half believes her its on his face, he has some             
          disbelief.                                                       
                                                                           
                              PERRY WHITE                                  
                    I’m not arguing that something                         
                    happened.                                              
                                                                           
          He picks up a couple pages, Lois wrote.                          
                                                                           
                              PERRY WHITE                                  
                    But, this? Were not a gossip column                    
                    and we don’t do unfounded stories                      
                    about flying men.                                      
                                                                           
                              LOIS LANE                                    
                    Everyone on the plane including me                     
                    is a witness!                                          
                                                                           
                              PERRY WHITE                                  
                    Okay, Lois I’ll bite. What did you                     
                    see? What did the passengers see?                      
                                                                           
          Lois is hesitant.                                                
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                              4.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              LOIS LANE                                    
                    The only person who got a good look                    
                    at him, was the stewardess.                            
                                                                           
                              PERRY WHITE                                  
                    Well, next time something like this                    
                    happens, bring Jimmy with you and                      
                    get a picture. Until than I can’t                      
                    run this.                                              
                                                                           
          Lois is dissapointed.                                            
                                                                           
                              LOIS LANE                                    
                    We have an obligation to report                        
                    headline news. This is news!                           
                                                                           
          A knock on the door.                                             
                                                                           
          Perry gestures his secretary, Alice, in.                         
                                                                           
                              ALICE                                        
                    Sir, Clark Kent’s here for the                         
                    interview.                                             
                                                                           
                              PERRY WHITE                                  
                    Send him in.                                           
                                                                           
          Lois gives Perry the (what am I chopped liver look) Perry        
          comes pass the desk and shakes, Clarks hand.                     
                                                                           
          Clark stands in button shirt, and tie, glasses on his face       
          and the charming smile.                                          
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
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The Staff Ep 1 – Pilot

The staff at a Restaurant try and survive the dick manager and the asshole customers while still living their lives.

 

 

                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
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          INT. MANAGERS OFFICE - AFTERNOON                                 
                                                                           
          Burgens, Restaurant.                                             
                                                                           
          Phil,30, the manager is standing in his suit. His various        
          plaques on the wall of his achievements in schooling and         
          business.                                                        
                                                                           
          Matthew,23, sits in front of the desk in his work outfit.        
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    You know why I’m here, right?                          
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Couldn’t make it in the real world?                    
                                                                           
          He smirks.                                                       
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    Because, my boss, your father, and                     
                    the owner of Burgens Restaurant                        
                    wants this placed whipped into                         
                    shape.                                                 
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    So my dad hired me a baby                              
                    sitter,... Great.                                      
                                                                           
          Phil moves to the front of, Matthew.                             
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    He wants to make sure that when the                    
                    time comes you can run this place.                     
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Well, you can tell him I wont be.                      
                                                                           
          Matthew stands up from the chair.                                
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    You will listen to me. You and your                    
                    little waiter lackies will turn                        
                    this cum bucket of a restaurant                        
                    into something your father can be                      
                    proud of.                                              
                                                                           
          Matthew mouths the words cum bucket.                             
                                                                           
          He wipes his lips.                                               
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Sounds like a mouth full. Can I get                    
                    back to whipping these boys into                       
                    shape?                                                 
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                              2.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
          Phil, says nothing.                                              
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    By the way, Phil, love that picture                    
                    with you and your mom. Great turtle                    
                    neck.                                                  
                                                                           
          Phil looks to the picture on the table. Him and an older         
          looking woman.                                                   
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    That’s my wife you -                                   
                                                                           
          Matthew moves out and is gone.                                   
                                                                           
                                                                           
          INT. HALL - CONTINIOUS                                           
                                                                           
          Matthew is walking out of the office up a hallway that leads     
          to the kitchen.                                                  
                                                                           
          He stares at us.                                                 
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                         (to camera)                                       
                    I know what your wandering. What is                    
                    a man like me doing working for a                      
                    major ASSHOLE like him.                                
                                                                           
          Matthew stops.                                                   
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    I maybe took a few wrong turns a                       
                    few years ago.                                         
                                                                           
          Matthew looks in thought with a smirk.                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
          INT. BEDROOM - AFTERNOON                                         
                                                                           
          Matthew is in bed with a hot girl. She is passed out asleep      
          and so is he.                                                    
                                                                           
          Suddenly,...                                                     
                                                                           
          His father voice rings from downstairs.                          
                                                                           
                              FRANK (OS)                                   
                    Matthew! You crashed the car! that                     
                    was an 80 thousand dollar piece of                     
                    machinery!                                             
                                                                           
          A severa banging on the door.                                    
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                              3.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
          Matthew wakes up, so does the girl.                              
                                                                           
                              FRANK                                        
                    You better not have an underage                        
                    girl in their either!                                  
                                                                           
          Matthew looks to the girl.                                       
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    How old are you again?                                 
                                                                           
                              GIRL                                         
                    18,...                                                 
                                                                           
          Matthew breaths a sigh of relief. And she continious,...         
                                                                           
                              GIRL CONTINUED                               
                    Wednesday.                                             
                                                                           
                              FRANK                                        
                    Matthew!                                               
                                                                           
          Matthew gets up out of bed, the blanket with him and the         
          girl rolls off the other side hitting the floor.                 
                                                                           
                                                                           
          INT. HALL - CONTINIOUS                                           
                                                                           
          Matthew starts walking again.                                    
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Theirs more, but we don’t need to                      
                    see that. This is my fathers                           
                    legacy. A chain of mom and pops                        
                    diners that became burgens. Best                       
                    burger in New York years back.                         
                                                                           
          Taco,48, a chef, comes up to, Matthew shaking his hand O.G       
          style.                                                           
                                                                           
                              TACO                                         
                    You go and see the, Pendijo?                           
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Of course. Are we still on?                            
                                                                           
                              TACO                                         
                         (chuckling)                                       
                    You know it!                                           
                                                                           
          Taco O.G shakes again. Matthew looks to us.                      
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                              4.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Taco. He’s been here since before I                    
                    can remember. His real names Pedro                     
                    something, but we just call him,                       
                    Taco.                                                  
                                                                           
          He gives us a look like he knows what were thinking.             
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    And its not because he’s Mexican.                      
                    It’s because on his first week here                    
                    -                                                      
                                                                           
                                                                           
          EXT. BURGENS RESTAURANT - AFTERNOON                              
                                                                           
          Taco is next to the dumpster with two girls who are dressed      
          like hookers.                                                    
                                                                           
                              TACO                                         
                    75 for both, right?                                    
                                                                           
          The girls look dumbfounded.                                      
                                                                           
                              TACO                                         
                    I’m kidding. Lets go into the                          
                    bathroom.                                              
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    He was sandwiched between those two                    
                    girls for two hours.                                   
                                                                           
          Taco and the girls head into the restaurant.                     
                                                                           
                                                                           
          INT. HALL - AFTERNOON                                            
                                                                           
          Matthew shakes his head, that’s not right.                       
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Wait, why do we call you, Taco                         
                    again?                                                 
                                                                           
                              TACO                                         
                    Because, I’m Mexican!                                  
                                                                           
          Taco slaps, Matthew’s back heading into the employ bathroom.     
                                                                           
          Matthew shrugs his shoulders, walking onward.                    
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Where was I? Oh, yeah! He disowned                     
                    me. And made me work her in this                       
                    hell hole as punishment.                               
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                              5.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
          Matthew reaches the end of the hall. An old man, Anthony,60,     
          sits in a waiter uniform and is asleep, snoring.                 
                                                                           
          Matthew bends down to the old man’s ear.                         
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    The Germans are coming.                                
                                                                           
          Matthew walks out of view.                                       
                                                                           
          Anthony gets up quickly holding an imaginary gun in his          
          hands.                                                           
                                                                           
                              ANTHONY                                      
                    Damn, you boy.                                         
                                                                           
          He sits back down and falls back to sleep.                       
                                                                           
                                                                           
          INT. KITCHEN - AFTERNOON                                         
                                                                           
          Charlie,28, shaggy hair, is cooking a burger on the grill        
          and some fries. Alvin,24, is mopping the floor as if he is       
          dancing.                                                         
                                                                           
          Matthew comes in.                                                
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    This is the scum crew. Charlie,                        
                    Alvin, and that weasly eyed nerd                       
                    over their.                                            
                                                                           
          Matthew gestures to, a nerd with big round glasses.              
                                                                           
          Josh, picks up his glasses washing the dishes in the sink        
          and wiping them off.                                             
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Is josh.                                               
                                                                           
          Sarah,24, comes beside, Matthew hollering to, Charlie.           
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    Charlie, I need that order!                            
                                                                           
                              CHARLIE                                      
                    Do I care!                                             
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    Godammit, Charlie! Hurry, the hell                     
                    up or I’ll beat the -                                  
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                              6.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    See that. You know you did. That’s                     
                    her. The stuff that peoms are                          
                    written about. I bet Helen of Troy                     
                    didnt look that good or have that                      
                    much hemph!                                            
                                                                           
          Charlie and Sarah, continue to argue.                            
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Your wondering if me and her ever,                     
                    you know, did it. Well, we did it.                     
                    Did it real good.                                      
                                                                           
          He looks her up and down,...                                     
                                                                           
          And we -                                                         
                                                                           
                                                                           
          EXT. STREET - NIGHT                                              
                                                                           
          Matthew, and, Sarah are standing outside of an old civic,        
          Matthews car. They are making out.                               
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    You wanna come in?                                     
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Again and again.                                       
                                                                           
          Sarah looks confused.                                            
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Yes.                                                   
                                                                           
          She grabs his hand leading him.                                  
                                                                           
                                                                           
          INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT                                             
                                                                           
          Her bedroom is filled with a few stuffed animals. Posters of     
          her favorite bands, and a few psychology books her major.        
                                                                           
          They are making out on the bed.                                  
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    Are you mad I made you wait so                         
                    long.                                                  
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Not waiting anymore.                                   
                                                                           
          Both chuckle lightly.                                            
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                              7.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
          They continue to kiss, His hands touch her breast. She           
          reaches down, slowly moving to his crouch He is about to go      
          under her shirt when,...                                         
                                                                           
          He goes too early.                                               
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    What!? what’s wrong?                                   
                                                                           
          Matthew looks to us and rolls his eyes in disappointment.        
                                                                           
                                                                           
          INT. KITCHEN - AFTERNOON                                         
                                                                           
          Matthew rolls his eyes at us mimicing his past self.             
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    My luck, huh? And the real down and                    
                    dirty thing is. She never gave me                      
                    another chance.                                        
                                                                           
          Sarah looks to, Matthew.                                         
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    Are you going to deal with his?                        
                                                                           
          Matthew looks to, Charlie.                                       
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Lets get it finished, Charlie,                         
                    before little pencil phil, comes                       
                    out and gets us.                                       
                                                                           
          Matt holds up his pinky finger.                                  
                                                                           
                              CHARLIE                                      
                    Fine. But, she could of asked me                       
                    nicely. I aint going to be a cook                      
                    forever!                                               
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    What are you going to be this week?                    
                                                                           
          Charlie flips a burger.                                          
                                                                           
                              CHARLIE                                      
                    A counselor for school.                                
                                                                           
          Matthew looks back to us.                                        
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Two weeks ago he was going to work                     
                    for N.A.S.A building rockets, now                      
                    he is making patties.                                  
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                              8.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
          Phil comes out of the hall.                                      
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    Get to work! It almost lunch time!                     
                                                                           
          The crew make fun of Phil. Mouthing words, making fun of         
          him. One of the pretends to have anal sex with him.              
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    And bring me a soup, Matthew!                          
                                                                           
          Matthew turns around, he grabs a bowl off the counter. He        
          gurgles hard, and the sound sounds in sync with the others.      
                                                                           
          Matthew spits into the bowl, and as he walks past everyone       
          else, they all do the same.                                      
                                                                           
          The bowl as a nice layer of spit.                                
                                                                           
          He comes over to Charlie who stirs the already made soup,        
          spoon in he digs some out for, Phil and into the bowl.           
                                                                           
                              CHARLIE                                      
                    The house special, Clam chowder and                    
                    a bit of fisher.                                       
                                                                           
          Charlie pats, Matthews back.                                     
                                                                           
          Benny, black, 24 comes over wearing a waiters outfit. He         
          taps, Matthew.                                                   
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    What up, man, You see this guy                         
                    already?                                               
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Of course, can’t you see the bowl                      
                    of spit i’m carrying?                                  
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                         (ew)                                              
                    Looks delicious. Check this out.                       
                                                                           
          Benny holds up his phone.                                        
                                                                           
          Alicia, "I can’t wait to bang your brains out in the             
          bathroom"                                                        
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    classy gal.                                            
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                              9.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    I had her legs up all night. Her                       
                    has was on it,.... Like,....                           
                                                                           
          Benny starts, humping, Matthew like a dog.                       
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    I can do without the humping.                          
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                         (proudly)                                         
                    She couldn’t.                                          
                                                                           
          Matthew smirks.                                                  
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    And last but not least, my best                        
                    friend since, 3rd grade. Benny                         
                    black.                                                 
                                                                           
          Benny is gesturing a figure and acting like he is banging it     
          and smacking its butt.                                           
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW CONTINUED                            
                    Yes, he is black. Can we move it                       
                    past it?                                               
                                                                           
          Again he looks to, Benny who is now acting like he was           
          making it rain on the girl.                                      
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    They call him Benny black, because                     
                    when we met there were two Benny’s                     
                    on the block.                                          
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    Who you talking to?                                    
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    How did you get that name, Benny                       
                    Black, again?                                          
                                                                           
          Benny looks confused at, Matthew.                                
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    It aint because I’m black!                             
                                                                           
          Benny shakes his head walking away.                              
                                                                           
          Matthew looks at us again.                                       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                             10.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    You.                                                   
                                                                           
          He points to us.                                                 
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Are racist.                                            
                                                                           
          Benny walks past leaving the kitchen.                            
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    It was because I was, Black.                           
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    I figured.                                             
                                                                           
          Benny walks away.                                                
                                                                           
          Matthew looks at us and shrugs.                                  
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Were the staff.                                        
                                                                           
          BLACK:                                                           
                                                                           
                              THE STAFF                                    
                                                                           
                                                                           
          INT. MANAGERS OFFICE - AFTERNOON                                 
                                                                           
          Phil is sitting with a pin his in mouth, looking over a few      
          papers.                                                          
                                                                           
          Matthew knocks on the door with a bowl of hot steaming soup      
          in his hands.                                                    
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                         (sarcastic)                                       
                    You ordered, and I served.                             
                                                                           
          He lays the bowl right in front of, Phil, with a spoon to        
          eat it with.                                                     
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    Took you long enough, now get out                      
                    to the floor and do your job.                          
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Yes sir.                                               
                                                                           
          Matthew backs up.                                                
                                                                           
          Phil, grabs the spoon, digging into the chowder. He puts it      
          too his lips. He sees, Matt watching.                            
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                             11.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    You need something?                                    
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Might want to add a little salt.                       
                                                                           
          Matthew walks out.                                               
                                                                           
                                                                           
          INT. RESTAURANT - AFTERNOON                                      
                                                                           
          Sarah, is walking away from a table of a mother and her          
          children.                                                        
                                                                           
          Matthew comes over passing her.                                  
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    I say you and me tonight, dinner                       
                    for two at Doug’s hot dog stand in                     
                    east park.                                             
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    Isn’t that where that girl was                         
                    raped a week ago?                                      
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Is that a no?                                          
                                                                           
          Sarah turns away from, Matt handing in the order to the          
          chef. He takes it, rolling his eyes.                             
                                                                           
                              CHARLIE                                      
                    Another burger and fries.                              
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    World famous.                                          
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    So that is no?                                         
                                                                           
          Sarah stops.                                                     
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    What do you want?                                      
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    I thought I said it already. You.                      
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    You had your chance and you ran out                    
                    like a little girl.                                    
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                             12.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Give me another chance? I might                        
                    sweep you off your feet again.                         
                                                                           
          Matthew smirks.                                                  
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    I doubt it.                                            
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Come on. You want me to beg in                         
                    front of our one customer?                             
                                                                           
          Matthew gets on his knees.                                       
                                                                           
          Taco and the boys look out of the kitchen, watching. Matthew     
          laying on his charm to her.                                      
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    I’ll do anything! Anything, please!                    
                    please! You wanted me to beg, this                     
                    is me begging.                                         
                                                                           
          He reaches for her hand.                                         
                                                                           
          He sees the family, the one customer staring at him and her.     
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    She’s having my baby. She going to                     
                    Abort!                                                 
                         (william shatner)                                 
                    Don’t abort the baby!                                  
                                                                           
          Sarah looks panicked.                                            
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    Fine. Fine, get up.                                    
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    okay.                                                  
                                                                           
          Matthew stands.                                                  
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    Tonight. Meet me out front.                            
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    That worked?                                           
                                                                           
          The group in kitchen clapp.                                      
                                                                           
          Matthew raises in hands in appreciation, and bows in the         
          crews honor.                                                     
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                             13.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Please, you are too kind.                              
                                                                           
          Phil comes out of the kitchen.                                   
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    Matt, get to work!                                     
                                                                           
          Matt gets up going to the kitchen.                               
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Yes, sir! Oh, by the way,... How                       
                    was the soup? Good till the last                       
                    drop?                                                  
                                                                           
          Phil gestures back into the dining area.                         
                                                                           
          Sarah, heads over to the hostess.                                
                                                                           
          Michelle,22, who is all smiles.                                  
                                                                           
                              MICHELLE                                     
                    I’m surprised you said, yes.                           
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    What else could I do?                                  
                                                                           
          Sarah sees the family at the table finishing their water.        
                                                                           
          She goes to them.                                                
                                                                           
          Two older gentelmen come into the restaurant.                    
                                                                           
                              MICHELLE                                     
                    How many?                                              
                                                                           
                              OLD                                          
                         (angry)                                           
                    How many do you see?                                   
                                                                           
          He looks to his friend who is looks as old as he does,           
          wearing golfing clothes.                                         
                                                                           
                              OLD                                          
                    I told you. This generation is                         
                    dumber than shi -                                      
                                                                           
                              MICHELLE                                     
                    Right, this way, sir.                                  
                                                                           
          DINING AREA:                                                     
                                                                           
          She sits them down at the table a bit away from the other        
          family.                                                          
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                             14.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              MICHELLE                                     
                    Waiter will be right with you.                         
                                                                           
          She goes back near the door.                                     
                                                                           
          KITCHEN:                                                         
                                                                           
          Matthew is at the corner staring out, seeing the new             
          costumers coming in.                                             
                                                                           
          Benny comes over to, Matthew all excited.                        
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    Bro, stop stalking that girl, I                        
                    just got invited to a bad ass party                    
                    in Tanner Square tonight and we                        
                    both are going.                                        
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                         (appalled)                                        
                    Benny, You know stalking is                            
                    illegal. And I’m not stalking                          
                    because she said, Yes.                                 
                                                                           
          Benny pretends to fall asleep and snaps back awake.              
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    Sorry I do that when people get                        
                    hung up on girls or when I’m bored.                    
                    So? The party?                                         
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    I can’t.                                               
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    Don’t do this. Victoria’s going to                     
                    be there.                                              
                                                                           
          Matthew raises an eyebrow.                                       
                                                                           
                               MATTHEW                                     
                    Is she? What times the party?                          
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    Starts at 7.                                           
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    I’ll see you there.                                    
                                                                           
          Matthew walks out into the Dinning Area.                         
                                                                           
          up to the old men.                                               
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                             15.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Hello, I’m Mike,... and I’ll be                        
                    your waiter.                                           
                                                                           
          The old man is holding the bread rolls looking angry. He         
          pushes them on Matthew.                                          
                                                                           
                              OLD                                          
                    You call this bread, their colder                      
                    than a turkey’s balls. Bring me                        
                    some hot bread! Or is that too hard                    
                    high school drop out!                                  
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    No, sir. Not hard at all. In fact,                     
                    we have our own in house personal                      
                    warmer right here.                                     
                                                                           
          Matthew grabs one of the rolls, opens his pants and puts the     
          roll down into his crotch.                                       
                                                                           
                              OLD                                          
                    What the hell are you doing, boy!                      
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Just another few seconds, sir.                         
                    Their sticking.                                        
                                                                           
          Matthew takes the bread out of his pants and puts it in          
          front of the old man who is angrier than hell.                   
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Eat up, you don’t want them to get                     
                    cold.                                                  
                                                                           
          The old man is looking at the bread with disgust.                
                                                                           
          Matthew sees a hair on the bread, he reaches to it grabbing      
          it.                                                              
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Sorry, thats mine.                                     
                                                                           
                              OLD                                          
                    I,... I want to speak to the                           
                    manager now! What is your name!                        
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Mike, sir.                                             
                                                                           
                              OLD                                          
                    Mike, what!?                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                             16.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Hunt.                                                  
                                                                           
                              OLD                                          
                    Get me the manager, now! Mike!                         
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    At once.                                               
                                                                           
          Matthew walks away.                                              
                                                                           
          The old man tosses the bread away. His friend looking            
          disturbed by all this.                                           
                                                                           
                              OLD #2                                       
                         (whispers)                                        
                    I told you this place was bad.                         
                                                                           
          Phil comes over in a huff.                                       
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    I’m the manager, Phil Roberts. How                     
                    can I help?                                            
                                                                           
          The crew hears the yelling, most coming out to watch.            
          Matthew stands near Phil.                                        
                                                                           
                              OLD                                          
                    Mike Hunt!                                             
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    Who?                                                   
                                                                           
          The crew laugh.                                                  
                                                                           
                              OLD                                          
                    Mike Hunt! Mike Hunt! Mike Hunt!                       
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    Sir, we don’t use that kind of                         
                    language here at Burgens                               
                    Restaurant.                                            
                                                                           
          The family at the other table, the mother covers her             
          childerns ears.                                                  
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    I told you, Phil. He’s got a potty                     
                    mouth.                                                 
                                                                           
                              OLD                                          
                    Him! That employee! took the bread                     
                    and, -                                                 
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                             17.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    You don’t even know my name!                           
                                                                           
                              OLD                                          
                    Mike Hunt!                                             
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    Sir, excuse me!                                        
                                                                           
          Phil grabs, Matthew.                                             
                                                                           
                                                                           
          INT. MANAGERS OFFICE - AFTERNOON                                 
                                                                           
          Phil pushes, Matthew against the wall angry.                     
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    You think this some kind of game!                      
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    I know the difference between real                     
                    life and a game, Phil.                                 
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    You’re a schmuck you know that,                        
                    right? Your a waste of talent.                         
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Ouch, Phil.                                            
                                                                           
          Phil pushes on, Matthew again.                                   
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    This isn’t just some restaurant to                     
                    your dad, its his legacy. Its the                      
                    first -                                                
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    First, Burgen restaurant built? He                     
                    slaved away. I know, I heard                           
                    everything growing up. And You know                    
                    what, I could care less.                               
                                                                           
          Matthew moves past, Phil who lets him go.                        
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    I’m taking off. Got a party to go                      
                    to.                                                    
                                                                           
          Matthew leaves, Phil kicks the desk a little too hard and        
          holding his foot in pain.                                        
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                             18.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    Dammit!                                                
                                                                           
                                                                           
          INT. RESTAURANT - AFTERNOON                                      
                                                                           
          Time Lapse:                                                      
                                                                           
          The servers moving fast, serving.                                
                                                                           
          People coming and going. The restaurant holding more than 15     
          people and fading.                                               
                                                                           
          Everyone gone.                                                   
                                                                           
                                                                           
          INT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT                                          
                                                                           
          A boy with long hair dances mopping the floor, while others      
          wipe down the tables.                                            
                                                                           
                                                                           
          INT. PANTRY - NIGHT                                              
                                                                           
          Taco is on his cell phone.                                       
                                                                           
                              TACO                                         
                    Yeah, baby, I’ll be home in an                         
                    hour. Okay?                                            
                                                                           
          He opens the pantry door and inside, Charlie and Alvin are       
          getting high and eating a bag of chips.                          
                                                                           
                              CHARLIE                                      
                    Shut the door man!                                     
                                                                           
                              ALVIN                                        
                         (mouth full)                                      
                    Yeah, man!                                             
                                                                           
                              TACO                                         
                    Yeah, bye baby.                                        
                                                                           
          Taco puts his phone away.                                        
                                                                           
                              TACO                                         
                    What the hell are you two doing?                       
                    Your going to lose yours jobs.                         
                                                                           
                              ALVIN                                        
                    Who cares man.                                         
                                                                           
          Alvin’s eyes are glosses over, its his first time.               
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                             19.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              TACO                                         
                    Man, are you okay? Your eyes.                          
                                                                           
          Charlie looks to, Alvin and starts laughing. He takes            
          another hit.                                                     
                                                                           
                              TACO                                         
                    Come on you guys got to get out of                     
                    here and go home.                                      
                                                                           
          Charlie holds out the joint to, Taco.                            
                                                                           
                              CHARLIE                                      
                    Take a break with us, It’s like the                    
                    best feeling. It really helps you                      
                    think.                                                 
                                                                           
          Taco gestures it away.                                           
                                                                           
                              TACO                                         
                    No, I shouldn’t I’m going to drive.                    
                                                                           
                              CHARLIE                                      
                    PERFECT! this stuff makes you the                      
                    perfect driver! Everything slows                       
                    down its like gives you spider                         
                    sense.                                                 
                                                                           
                              TACO                                         
                    Spider sense?                                          
                                                                           
                              ALVIN                                        
                    From spiderman, Taco.                                  
                                                                           
                              TACO                                         
                    Really?                                                
                                                                           
          Both Charlie and Alvin looking high as hell, smirk.              
                                                                           
                              TACO                                         
                    Maybe a few hits. Just a few.                          
                         (in spanish)                                      
                    Please, God, help me for this.                         
                                                                           
          Taco takes the joint and smokes it, puff puff.                   
                                                                           
                              TACO                                         
                    Wow, that is some good -                               
                                                                           
                              ALVIN                                        
                    Don’t hog it man.                                      
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                 20.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
          EXT. BURGENS RESTAURANT - NIGHT                                  
                                                                           
          Sarah is standing outside of the Restaurant. She is sitting      
          on the hood of her honda, blue. She is dressed nice, she         
          went home took a shower and changed. She looks at her watch,     
          past 8.                                                          
                                                                           
          Phil comes out of the restaurant removing the keys from his      
          pocket, Sarah is parked next to him. Bmw.                        
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    Thought you went home?                                 
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    Meeting, Matt here for a date.                         
                                                                           
          Phil has his eyes about to unlock his door.                      
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    Unbelievable.                                          
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    Excuse me?                                             
                                                                           
          He turns.                                                        
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    Where is he?                                           
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    Probably running a little late.                        
                                                                           
          Phil smiles shrugging.                                           
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    Probably right. Or he could be at                      
                    that kick ass party at Tanner                          
                    street.                                                
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    Party?                                                 
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    Yeah, You didn’t know? Benny and                       
                    Matt were talking about it earlier.                    
                    How their going to rock out!                           
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                         (disapointed)                                     
                    Oh?                                                    
                                                                           
          Phil sees this.                                                  
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                             21.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    Why do you waste your time?                            
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    I -                                                    
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    You know he only cares about                           
                    himself right?                                         
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    He cares about -                                       
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    About you? No, he doesn’t. He                          
                    doesn’t care about you, them,                          
                    benny, he only cares about himself.                    
                    Because if he cared, instead of                        
                    joking around all day being rude to                    
                    customers, he would be helping this                    
                    place, but he’s not.                                   
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    He just doesn’t see this place as                      
                    his future.                                            
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    Wow, your really in denial. He’s                       
                    left you waiting here. You know,                       
                    hey, maybe your right. Maybe, he                       
                    doesn’t, but this place as two                         
                    month to get into shape or we                          
                    close.                                                 
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    What? Two months?                                      
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    That’s it. If we don’t start                           
                    showing major profit, were done.                       
                    You and the laughing crew will have                    
                    to find another job, but everyone’s                    
                    Hero Matt, well he is a trust fund                     
                    baby, he doesn’t have to work,                         
                    unlike you, or me.                                     
                                                                           
          Phil opens his car door getting in it, turning the car on        
          and rolling down the window.                                     
                                                                           
                              PHIL                                         
                    I hate to say it, but you might                        
                    want to start looking for another                      
                    job.                                                   
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                 22.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
          Phil backs out of the parking spot and drives away. Sarah        
          looking upset.                                                   
                                                                           
                                                                           
          INT. HOUSE - NIGHT                                               
                                                                           
          Music blares as a house full of people rock out!                 
                                                                           
          People crowd the living room, dancing to rave music. Red         
          cups in their hands filled to the brim with beer.                
                                                                           
          KITCHEN:                                                         
                                                                           
          Matthew and Benny around a table taking different colored        
          shots off the stomach of a girl.                                 
                                                                           
          Matt goes first than, Benny. They high five, the crowd goes      
          wild.                                                            
                                                                           
          A girl hand them a couple more shots.                            
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    I told you this party would be                         
                    CRAZY!                                                 
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    I never doubted you, crap. I’m                         
                    drunk!                                                 
                                                                           
          Benny and Matt laugh.                                            
                                                                           
          A girl with red hair comes over, grabbing Benny by the arm.      
                                                                           
                              RED                                          
                    Come on, lets take a walk.                             
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    Guess thats my cue.                                    
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Lay it down, black magic!                              
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    They don’t call me benny Black for                     
                    nothing!                                               
                                                                           
          Another high five and Benny dissapers with Red into the          
          crowd of people.                                                 
                                                                           
          Matthew grabs another shot, shooting it back. He wobbles         
          when he walks. He moves through the people, staring up and       
          down at all the girls he passes, moving to a set of stairs.      
          He sits down.                                                    
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                             23.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
          His head in his hands.                                           
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    I know what your thinking. He is                       
                    drunk.                                                 
                                                                           
          Matthew stares at us.                                            
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    I am. And for the oddest reason I                      
                    feel like I’m forgetting something.                    
                                                                           
          Taco enters the party with a six pack in his hands.              
                                                                           
                              TACO                                         
                    Hey, Matty, I thought you were                         
                    going out with this girl tonight!                      
                                                                           
          Matthew raises his head suprised.                                
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    That’s excatly right. What are you                     
                    doing here?                                            
                                                                           
                              TACO                                         
                    Charlie got me high, can’t home. So                    
                    I drink!                                               
                                                                           
          Taco passes.                                                     
                                                                           
          Matthew again looks at us.                                       
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    I know what your thinking, I am an                     
                    Asshole, right? Your thinking it.                      
                    I’m not, I just forgot.  I forgot.                     
                                                                           
          Kimberly comes over flopping down beside, Matthew.               
                                                                           
                              KIMBERLY                                     
                    Who are you talking too?                               
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Them.                                                  
                                                                           
          Matthew points to us.                                            
                                                                           
                              KIMBERLY                                     
                    I must be really drunk.                                
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    I’m kidding. I just think outloud.                     
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                             24.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              KIMBERLY                                     
                    Ok. So, like you wanna make out?                       
                                                                           
          Matthew looks appuald.                                           
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    I don’t even know your name.                           
                                                                           
                              KIMBERLY                                     
                    It’s Kimberly.                                         
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    I’m Matthew.                                           
                                                                           
          He holds out his hand they shake.                                
                                                                           
                              KIMBERLY                                     
                    Now?                                                   
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Yes.                                                   
                                                                           
          They both start kissing each other.                              
                                                                           
                                                                           
          EXT. SHED - NIGHT                                                
                                                                           
          A shed with a sock on the door.                                  
                                                                           
          Benny and the red hair girl are inside.                          
                                                                           
                              RED                                          
                    You ever done it in a shed before?                     
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    Baby, Their aint a place Benny aint                    
                    dont it.                                               
                                                                           
          The sound of them kissing.                                       
                                                                           
          A squeak.                                                        
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    What was that?                                         
                                                                           
                              RED                                          
                    Don’t stop.                                            
                                                                           
          The kissing continues.                                           
                                                                           
          A sqeak again.                                                   
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                             25.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    I heard it.                                            
                                                                           
                              RED                                          
                    Me too.                                                
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    Holy hell!                                             
                                                                           
          The doors swing open, the girl with the red hair is pushed       
          out of the way in her panties and bra, as Benny runs out of      
          the shed with his pants down and shirt off.                      
                                                                           
                              DUDE                                         
                    Dude, what’s wrong?                                    
                                                                           
          Benny opens his mouth to answer, but the squeak becomes          
          clear. A racoon comes out of the shed and runs away.             
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    Were all good here.                                    
                                                                           
          Benny walks over to Red helping her up.                          
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    Ready to give it another go?                           
                                                                           
          Red looks at him disgusted, she turns and walks away.            
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    Is that a no? Your leaving your                        
                    clothes? I aint bring back to you!                     
                    I aint.                                                
                                                                           
          Benny pulls up his pants goes in carefully, scared, grabbing     
          his shirt and putting it back on.                                
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    Now, my balls going to be blue!                        
                                                                           
          Benny walks away sulking.                                        
                                                                           
                                                                           
          INT. HOUSE - NIGHT                                               
                                                                           
          Matthew and Kimberly are still kissing.                          
                                                                           
          They pull apart, Sarah is their watching them. She can’t         
          believe it.                                                      
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    No, no! Sarah!                                         
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                             26.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
          Matthew gets up to go, after Sarah, but Kimblery pulls at        
          him.                                                             
                                                                           
                              KIMBERLY                                     
                    Don’t leave me, we can go upstairs,                    
                    I’m wearing red panties.                               
                                                                           
          She tries to be sexy about it.                                   
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Reds not really my color.                              
                                                                           
          Matthew leaves.                                                  
                                                                           
                                                                           
          EXT. TANNER STREET - NIGHT                                       
                                                                           
          He rushes up to the end of the lawn where, Sarah is              
          unlocking her car door.                                          
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Hey, Wait. Let me explain.                             
                                                                           
          Matthew goes to touch her, but she rejects him like his          
          touch hurts.                                                     
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    Don’t touch me.                                        
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    It’s not my fault. I meant to only                     
                    stay for five minutes, but Benny.                      
                    He shoved drinks in my hand and                        
                    time passed.                                           
                                                                           
          Sarah just stares her eyes watering.                             
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Look come back inside, we can drink                    
                    and dance.                                             
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    He’s was right.                                        
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    What? Who was right?                                   
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    He told me you only care about                         
                    yourself. I didn’t see it before,                      
                    but its true.                                          
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                             27.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    It’s not my fault.                                     
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    Grow up, Matt. No one made you                         
                    drink, no made you kiss that girl.                     
                    You did that. Don’t talk to me                         
                    again, don’t ask me out again. This                    
                    is it.                                                 
                                                                           
          Matthew touches her arm, and she pushes him away. A slap         
          across his face.                                                 
                                                                           
                              SARAH                                        
                    That’s for making me like you and                      
                    taking it away.                                        
                                                                           
          Sarah gets in her car and drives away. Matthew standing          
          rubbig his face.                                                 
                                                                           
          He stares at us.                                                 
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Maybe, I was wrong. Maybe I am an                      
                    Asshole.                                               
                                                                           
          Benny comes behind, Matthew.                                     
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    Was she pissed?                                        
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Very. Hows red?                                        
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    Not too good.                                          
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Better luck next time I guess.                         
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    What you doing?                                        
                                                                           
          Matthew doesn’t turn to face, Benny he keeps his eyes on us,     
          ahead.                                                           
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    I think I’m walking home. You?                         
                                                                           
          A heavy set girl walks past looking, Benny up and down. She      
          blows him a kiss as she enters the house.                        
                                                                           
          He slowly backs up from Matthew.                                 
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           
          CONTINUED:                                             28.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              BENNY BLACK                                  
                    I’ll see you tomrrow.                                  
                                                                           
          He runs into the house.                                          
                                                                           
          Matthew starts to walk away, when, Bam!                          
                                                                           
          A car hits him and knocks him on the ground.                     
                                                                           
          He is flat on his back.                                          
                                                                           
                              KIMBERLY                                     
                    Oh my god are you okay!                                
                                                                           
          He looks at us.                                                  
                                                                           
                              MATTHEW                                      
                    Yep, I’m an asshole.                                   
                                                                           
          FADE OUT:                                                        
                                                                           
                              END.                                         
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           

Anomaly webisode three – Changes

                                                                           

                                   Screenplay
                                                                           

          EXT. ALLEY WAY - AFTERNOON                                       

          Alvin is pushed back at the wall. He checks his hands and        
          his body. He’s fine.                                             

                              HANNA                                        
                    Don’t you feel better helping                          
                    people with your abilities rather                      
                    than dealing cards?                                    

          Alvin turns we PAN:                                              

          Hanna and Past Alvin are walking happy.                          

                              ALVIN                                        
                    That was so long ago. I wouldn’t                       
                    have changed if it wasn’t for you.                     

          Alvin sneaks through the Alley way.                              

                              HANNA                                        
                    Somebodies whipped.                                    

          Alvin can’t believe it.                                          

                              ALVIN                                        
                    Hanna!?                                                

          He peers around the corner watching Hanna and himself,           
          holding hands.                                                   

          BLACK:                                                           

          Episode three - Change                                           

          INT. COFFEE SHOP - AFTERNOON                                     

          The music swells, engulfing all sounds.                          

          Alvin is sitting far from Hanna and Past Alvin. He is            
          watching them, with a magazine in front of his face.             

          Hanna is smiling. Leaning over and kissing Alvin.                

          Alvin smiles getting up from the table. He holds her hand,       
          her not wanting him to go. She waves as he leaves the coffee     
          shop.                                                            

          Alvin lowers the magazine. He gets up from the table, he         
          fixes his clothes. He looks nervous. Hanna is drinking from      
          a cup, not noticing him coming.                                  

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              2.       

          He is behind her. His mouth opens, but no words can come         
          out. He rubs his face, He tries again.                           

                              ALVIN                                        
                    Hey.                                                   

          Hanna turns around.                                              

                              HANNA                                        
                    What are you doing? I thought you                      
                    were going to see Whitewolf and the                    
                    others get the key to the city.                        

                              ALVIN                                        
                    That’s not important right now.                        

          Alvin’s hand gently caresses her face. He grabs her kissing      
          her as if he hasn’t seen her in months.                          

                              ALVIN                                        
                    I’ve missed you.                                       

                              HANNA                                        
                         (smiles)                                          
                    You just left.                                         

          Alvin sits down still holding her hand, he’s unable to wipe      
          the smile from his face.                                         

                              HANNA                                        
                    What is it? Your making me blush.                      

          Alvin reaches over pushing a piece of hair behind Hanna’s        
          ear.                                                             

                              ALVIN                                        
                    What if a single mistake could be                      
                    corrected?                                             

                              HANNA                                        
                    It depends on the how big the                          
                    mistake. Some mistakes shouldn’t be                    
                    undone.                                                

                              ALVIN                                        
                    This one does.                                         

          Hanna looks confused.                                            

                              HANNA                                        
                    What is it? Alvin your worrying me.                    

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              3.       

                              ALVIN                                        
                    Tonight, Don’t walk home. Catch a                      
                    ride with someone.                                     

                              HANNA                                        
                    What’s going on with you? (notices)                    
                    did you change clothes?                                

          Alvin holds her hand closely.                                    

                              ALVIN                                        
                    Promise me. Get a taxi, just,                          
                    please.                                                

                              HANNA                                        
                    Your serious?                                          

                              ALVIN                                        
                    Please, Hanna.                                         

          She nods.                                                        

                              HANNA                                        
                    Fine. I won’t walk.                                    

                              ALVIN                                        
                    Promise me.                                            

                              HANNA                                        
                    I promise.                                             

          Alvin stands He hugs her hard.                                   

                              ALVIN                                        
                    I love you, more than anything.                        

                              HANNA                                        
                    I love you.                                            

          Alvin turns leaving the coffee shop. Hanna look confused as      
          ever.                                                            

          CUT TO:                                                          

          EXT. COFFEE SHOP - NIGHT                                         

          Alvin is across the street. He is watching in hiding. Hanna      
          is leaving the coffee shop. A taxi outside waiting for her.      

          Alvin turns around staring at us with a smile.                   

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              4.       

                              ALVIN                                        
                    It worked.                                             

          Music swells.                                                    

          INT. CLOCK STORE - AFTERNOON                                     

          A flash and Alvin pops out of nowhere. He stops himself from     
          falling over. Bill staring at him.                               

          Alvin is smiling.                                                

          He looks to Bill.                                                

                              ALVIN                                        
                    I watched her. She took a taxi. She                    
                    didn’t walk home.                                      

          Bill comes over looking at him sadly. He pats Alvin on the       
          shoulder.                                                        

                              BILL                                         
                    My daughter knows better than to                       
                    deal with time. And, yet she knows                     
                    that there are rules.                                  

                              ALVIN                                        
                    What are you saying? It didn’t                         
                    work!? I watched her! she got in                       
                    the taxi, I saw it!                                    

          Alvin looks lost, should he turn right, turn left, should he     
          sit down and breakdown?                                          

                              BILL                                         
                    Hanna was in a car accident. The                       
                    taxi swerved trying not to hit a 12                    
                    year old girl who was being chased                     
                    by the Klan.                                           

                              ALVIN                                        
                    No. I changed it and she still                         
                    dies!? What girl?                                      

                              BILL                                         
                    Francheska.                                            

          Alvin falls to his knees his hands on his face.                  

          Bill kneeling down trying to comfort him.                        

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              5.       

                              BILL                                         
                    Time is unforgiving.                                   

          CUT TO:                                                          

          INT. TAXI - NIGHT                                                

          The sound is nothing, but sad music.                             

          Hanna is smiling answering some question from the Taxi           
          driver. We can see up ahead a girl rushing into the road.        
          Francheska, A group of men chasing her.                          

          Rain falls along the windshield.                                 

          The taxi turns, trying not to hit Francheska.                    

          Hanna’s face is horror as the car hits something hard. We        
          move in slow motion as Hanna, without a seat belt flings         
          forward without control. Her head closing in on the glass        
          partition.                                                       

          BLACK:                                                           

                              END EPISODE THREE

Anomaly Websiode four – What goes around,…

                                                                           

                                   Screenplay
                                                                           

          INT. CLOCK STORE - AFTERNOON                                     

          Sad music plays.                                                 

          QUICK SHOTS:                                                     

          Of all the clocks in the store. Each one ticking. Each one       
          alive. Each one with their own personality.                      

          Episode Four - What Goes Around,...                              

          A flash, causes Alvin to fall back. He catches himself. As       
          he appears back in the Clock store.                              

          Bill sitting down at a table behind the counter, taking a        
          watch apart. It’s pieces laid out on a cloth all in two          
          rows.                                                            

          Alvin falls over, tired.                                         

          Bill doesn’t even stand up. He just glances back from his        
          table.                                                           

                              BILL                                         
                    Maybe, and I know you don’t want to                    
                    hear this, but, maybe It’s not                         
                    meant to be.                                           

                              ALVIN                                        
                    No, Don’t say that. I can change                       
                    it. Nothing is set in stone.                           

          Bill stands from his table. He walks to the front of Alvin       
          holding out a hand.                                              

          Alvin gets up from the floor. Bill leads him to the table.       

                              BILL                                         
                    Each piece of a watch is set so                        
                    perfectly that if one thing goes                       
                    out of sink, if one little screw                       
                    isn’t screwed right, the watch will                    
                    not work.                                              

          Bill gestures to the pieces of the watch on the table.           

                              BILL                                         
                    From what I’ve learned about time.                     
                    Time is like a watch.                                  

                              ALVIN                                        
                    I,...                                                  

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              2.       

                              BILL                                         
                    I’m sure she didn’t tell you this.                     
                    And I’m sure this is why she let                       
                    you go back so many times.                             

          Bill is hesitant.                                                

                              BILL CONTINUED                               
                    I died.                                                

                              ALVIN                                        
                    You mean, she went back and saved                      
                    you?                                                   

          Bill nods picking up a picture of himself and another woman      
          about the same age.                                              

                              BILL                                         
                    I was on the road that night. When                     
                    everyone gained powers. A car                          
                    crashed into mine. I got out, I was                    
                    all right.                                             

                              ALVIN                                        
                    But?                                                   

                              BILL                                         
                    The chaos was hard. I was out of my                    
                    car, checking the other driver when                    
                    I heard it. It was faint at first,                     
                    a buzzing. It grew and I couldn’t                      
                    figure out where it was coming                         
                    from.                                                  

          Bill covers his mouth as if the mere thought devastates him.     

                              BILL CONTINUED                               
                    My eyes found it first. A plane.                       
                    The pilot had passed out, along                        
                    with many others. It hit and I was                     
                    gone. Lost in the rubble.                              

          Bill wipes his eyes as they seem to water.                       

                              ALVIN                                        
                    but, she saved you? Your here                          
                    alive.                                                 

                              BILL                                         
                    But at what cost. How many times                       
                    have you tried to save her now?                        

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              3.       

                              ALVIN                                        
                    8 times.                                               

                              BILL                                         
                    Filisha saved me, but lost her                         
                    mother. She stopped me from running                    
                    out and her mother went instead.                       

          Bill lowers the picture face down upon the table.                

                              ALVIN                                        
                    She let her mother die?                                

                              BILL                                         
                    Her mother had cancer. She had a                       
                    few months left. And After 86                          
                    attempts she gave up.                                  

                              ALVIN                                        
                    I can’t give up trying to save her.                    
                    I love her to much.                                    

          Bills tear falls from his eye.                                   

                              BILL                                         
                    I would give anything to have my                       
                    wife back. I would have died with                      
                    her on that highway. But, fate is                      
                    cruel and time is unforgiving.                         

          Bill pats Alvin on the shoulder.                                 

                              BILL                                         
                    You’ve went back and had Francheska                    
                    die instead. But, you couldn’t live                    
                    with that. Someone will always take                    
                    her place, Can you choose another                      
                    for it? It’s not so easy.                              

          Alvin shakes his head.                                           

                              BILL CONTINUED                               
                    Those Klan men killed a boy after                      
                    you saved Francheska. A boy who                        
                    spray painted with his mind.                           
                    Another person will always die.                        

          Alvin shakes his head.                                           

                              ALVIN                                        
                    So,... I can live without her or                       
                    let someone else die for her.                          

          Alvin rubs his face.                                             

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              4.       

                              BILL                                         
                    Time is a cycle. What goes around                      
                    comes around. It has to be equal.                      

                              ALVIN                                        
                    I have to talk her. I have to see                      
                    her.                                                   

          Alvin turns walking away from Bill who looks confused.           

                              BILL                                         
                    What are you going to do, Alvin?                       

                              ALVIN                                        
                    I need to speak with Hanna.                            

          Alvin leaves the store. Bill standing rubbing his face. He       
          picks up the picture of he and his wife.                         

                              BILL                                         
                    I’m sorry.                                             

          BLACK:                                                           

                              END OF EPISODE FOUR

Anomaly webisode five – Together we will live forever

                                                                           

                                   Screenplay
                                                                           

          EXT. PHONE BOOTH - NIGHT                                         

          Alvin is on the phone. He is at one of the last remaining        
          phone booths.                                                    

          We see him dial several numbers.                                 

          Episode five - Together we will live forever                     

          He puts the phone to his ear.                                    

                              ALVIN                                        
                         (disguised)                                       
                    Alvin? Hanna is in trouble. She                        
                    needs you. She’s at the car park                       
                    hurry.                                                 

          Alvin hangs up the phone. He takes a deep breath. He walks       
          over, across the street to the coffee shop.                      

          ALLEYWAY:                                                        

          Hanna is taking out the trash. Alvin walks up and she tosses     
          a bag into the dumpster.                                         

                              ALVIN                                        
                    I bumped into you coming into this                     
                    alley once, remember?                                  

          Hanna turns around a little surprised, her smile so              
          beautiful.                                                       

                              HANNA                                        
                    You were running from the police,                      
                    like all thieves do. You dropped                       
                    all my papers.                                         

                              ALVIN                                        
                    And I bought you a cone.                               

          Hanna and Alvin meet in the middle of the Alleyway.              

                              ALVIN                                        
                    I knew the minute I bought you that                    
                    cone, I was yours forever.                             

                              HANNA                                        
                    I knew when you bumped into me,                        
                    that I was yours.                                      

          Both chuckles lightly.                                           

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              2.       

                              ALVIN                                        
                    I need to ask you something.                           

                              HANNA                                        
                         (sly)                                             
                    Yes, you can walk me home.                             

                              ALVIN                                        
                    That not it.                                           

          Hanna notices the look of sadness all over Alvin’s face.         

                              HANNA                                        
                    What’s wrong?                                          

                              ALVIN                                        
                    If I died.  And no matter what you                     
                    did. I still died. And if you tried                    
                    to change it, a little girl dies.                      
                    Or someone else, someone unknown.                      
                    What would you do?                                     

          Hanna opens her mouth without words, She is hesitant to          
          answer.                                                          

                              HANNA                                        
                    Alvin? what does this have to do                       
                    with anything? Are you all right?                      

                              ALVIN                                        
                    Please, what would you do?                             

                              HANNA                                        
                    I would have to face it. To let go                     
                    and know, I can’t change fate.                         

                              ALVIN                                        
                    It hurts so bad.                                       

          Alvin reaches for his chest.                                     

                              HANNA                                        
                    Your starting to weird me out. Did                     
                    something happen? What’s wrong?                        

          Hanna comes close.                                               

                              ALVIN                                        
                    I just have to decide something. I                     
                    needed to see you, touch you.                          

          Alvins hand touches Hanna’s face.                                

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              3.       

                              ALVIN                                        
                    To tell you, I love you more than                      
                    anything or anyone I’ve ever loved.                    

          Alvin embraces her, hugging her has hard as he can.              

                              ALVIN                                        
                         (whispers)                                        
                    I’m ready. I’ll make the right                         
                    choice. I love you.                                    

          Alvin kisses Hanna on the cheek.                                 

                              ALVIN                                        
                    You don’t have to take a taxi. I’ll                    
                    meet you half way.                                     

          Hanna is still confused.                                         

                              HANNA                                        
                    Are you sure? you seemed pretty                        
                    adamant about me taking a taxi this                    
                    morning.                                               

                              ALVIN                                        
                    It’s ok. I’m going to meet you. I                      
                    just have to do something first.                       

          Alvin backs away from Hanna who watches him with a faint         
          smile.                                                           

          EXT. CAR PARK - NIGHT                                            

          Hanna is walking alone. She is looking around.                   

          A Yell startles her.                                             

          A group of men, in the car park are surrounding Francheska.      

                              FRANCHESKA                                   
                    I’m sorry, Please let me go.                           

          Hanna takes a breath. She heads over to the men in a huff.       

                              HANNA                                        
                    Hey, you leave her alone. She’s                        
                    just a little girl!                                    

          The thugs turn around, one of them have a knife in hand.         

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              4.       

                              THUG #4                                      
                    Look at this, a freak sympathizer.                     

          One of the Thugs toss Francheska to the ground a gun to her      
          head.                                                            

          Hanna rushes forward. The men grab her. She struggles. The       
          men are having trouble with her. They let Francheska go, she     
          runs and hides.                                                  

          Alvin is watching from across the street. He is lost.            

                              HANNA                                        
                    Let go of me!                                          

          They drop Hanna to the ground.                                   

                              THUG #1                                      
                    Every sympathizer is a freak just                      
                    like them.                                             

          He is holding the gun up.                                        

                              THUG #2                                      
                    Get her good!                                          

          Suddenly,...                                                     

          Alvin comes in.                                                  

          His powers are at full force. He punches one, kicks another.     
          The gun falls out of the thugs hand. He tosses them all          
          back. A baseball bat comes at him. He grabs it hitting the       
          thug in the stomach, and across the face.                        

          All the thugs are done on the ground, hurting.                   

          Alvin rushes over to Hanna.                                      

                              ALVIN                                        
                    Are you okay!?                                         

                              HANNA                                        
                    I thought they were going to kill                      
                    me.                                                    

                              ALVIN                                        
                    I found you just in time.                              

          They hug.                                                        

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              5.       

                              HANNA                                        
                    Stay with me.                                          

                              ALVIN                                        
                    I’ll never leave you.                                  

          BAM!                                                             

          Alvin is wide eyed.                                              

          He and Hanna part. He glances down seeing Hanna is shot in       
          the middle of her chest.                                         

          Hanna’s hand graces Alvin’s chest, he is shot through his.       

          They both are kicked over by the Thug with the gun. They lay     
          next to each other.                                              

                              THUG #1                                      
                    You freaks. Think just because you                     
                    have these abilities your better                       
                    than us pure bloods.                                   

          Alvin doesn’t even look to the Thug. He is staring at Hanna      
          and she at him.                                                  

          Their hands wrap around each other.                              

                              ALVIN                                        
                    I’m sorry. I should have been able                     
                    to save you.                                           

          Tears fall from Hanna’s face.                                    

                              HANNA                                        
                    I’m so scared. Were going to die.                      

                              ALVIN                                        
                    Stay with me.                                          

          They kiss. Staring into each others eyes.                        

          QUICK CUTS:                                                      

          We see them walking and holding hands.                           

          Them laughing as they lay in bed together.                       

          Hanna playing with a cat, while Alvin watches her.               

          BACK:                                                            

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              6.       

                              HANNA                                        
                    Will be together again.                                

                              ALVIN                                        
                    Together we will live forever.                         

          We PAN:                                                          

          Sad music swells.                                                

          The thug is on the floor, knocked out. Alvin is a few feet       
          away from his past self and Hanna. He is watching with tears     
          in his eyes.                                                     

          Alvin begins to fade from existence. He becomes see through      
          as we lower back on Past Alvin and Hanna.                        

          Rain begins to fall. Lightning begins to flash.                  

                              ALVIN                                        
                    I love you, forever.                                   

                              HANNA                                        
                    I love you.                                            

          Both stare at each other, as life fades from them. They          
          remain motionless.                                               

          FADE OUT:                                                        

                              END                                          

          ALTERNATE ENDING,.....                                           

          In this one. Instead of Calling his past self at the             
          beginning he would call him after his and Hanna’s                
          conversation in the alleyway.                                    

          EXT. CAR PARK - NIGHT                                            

          Hanna is walking alone. She is looking around.                   

          A Yell startles her.                                             

          A group of men, in the car park are surrounding Francheska.      

                              FRANCHESKA                                   
                    I’m sorry, Please let me go.                           

          Hanna takes a breath. She heads over to the men in a huff.       

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              7.       

                              HANNA                                        
                    Hey, you leave her alone. She just                     
                    a little girl!                                         

          The thugs turn around, one of them have a knife in hand.         

                              THUG #4                                      
                    Look at this, a freak sympathizer.                     

          One of the Thugs toss Francheska to the ground a gun to her      
          head.                                                            

          Hanna rushes forward. The men grab her. She struggles. The       
          men are having trouble with her. They let Francheska go, she     
          runs and hides.                                                  

          Alvin is watching from across the street. He is lost.            

                              HANNA                                        
                    Let go of me!                                          

          They drop Hanna to the ground.                                   

                              THUG #1                                      
                    Every sympathizer is a freak just                      
                    like them.                                             

          He is holding the gun up.                                        

                              THUG #2                                      
                    Get her good!                                          

          Hanna sees her chance, she kicks the one with the gun in the     
          leg, scrambling to get up. She finds a brick. She turns          
          tossing the brick at another one.                                

          She is up off the ground. She hits a car, as the Thugs run       
          after her.                                                       

          Two of the thugs grab her holding her arms.                      

          The one with the limp comes over.                                

                              THUG #1                                      
                    Your going to pay for that you                         
                    stupid whore!                                          

          Suddenly,...                                                     

          Alvin rushes in. He grabs the gun tossing it, punching the       
          thug in the face. A knife comes to Hanna’s throat. The thugs     
          all smiling.                                                     

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              8.       

                              ALVIN                                        
                    Let her go. If you hurt her I’ll                       

                              THUG #2                                      
                    Shut up, freak!                                        

          Hanna hits the thug in the rib with her elbow. Alvin rushes      
          forward punching him several times, kicking the other one.       

          BAM!                                                             

          Alvin stops in his tracks. He looks to Hanna. She is fine.       
          He looks down at himself, a bullet to the chest.                 

          Alvin uses his strength. He grabs the gun, beating the thug      
          over the head with it. They both fall to the floor.              

                              HANNA                                        
                    Alvin!? Oh my God!                                     

          Hanna rushes over to him. He is bleeding.                        

                              HANNA                                        
                    Your going to be ok.                                   

          She removes her phone calling 911.                               

          Sad music begins to swell.                                       

          Alvin touches her hand.                                          

                              ALVIN                                        
                    It’s no use.                                           

                              HANNA                                        
                         (tears)                                           
                    No, don’t say that. I can save you.                    
                    Alvin, please.                                         

                              ALVIN                                        
                         (smiles)                                          
                    I saved you. That’s all I ever                         
                    wanted.                                                

          Alvin stops blinking as life eases from him.                     

          Hanna lays over Alvin’s body crying.                             

                              HANNA                                        
                    No. I love you so much! Alvin!                         

          Rain starts to fall around them.                                 

          Across the street.                                               

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              9.       

          Future Alvin is smiling weakly. As he begins to fade out of      
          life. As his existence becomes none.                             

          FADE OUT:                                                        

          Hanna’s cries still for a moment.                                

          INT. CLOCK STORE - AFTERNOON                                     

          Hanna enters the store looking broken, like a little girl        
          lost.                                                            

          Bill is smiling at her.                                          

                              BILL                                         
                    Something I can help you with?                         

          Hanna nods with a weak smile.                                    

                              HANNA                                        
                    I’m looking for Filisha. Francheska                    
                    sent me.                                               

          FADE OUT                                                         

          BLACK:                                                           

                              BILL (VO)                                    
                    You should learn to let it go.                         
                    Somethings are meant to happen.                        

                              HANNA                                        
                    I can change the past.                                 

                              END                                          

          ALTERNATE ENDING,..... 2                                         

          Alvin doesn’t call himself.                                      

          EXT. CAR PARK - NIGHT                                            

          Alvin stands across the street watching As Hanna struggles.      
          As Francheska weeps.                                             

          He does nothing.                                                 

          CLOSE:                                                           

          Alvin tears slowly falling.                                      

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             10.       

                              ALVIN                                        
                    I’m sorry, Hanna. I’ve tried to                        
                    save you, but time won’t let me.                       

          Alvin closes his hears, hearing Hanna scream as the knife        
          goes through her stomach.                                        

                              THUG #1                                      
                    Scream again! we love it!                              

          Alvin turns around leaving.                                      

          INT. CLOCK STORE - AFTERNOON                                     

          Alvin pops back into the clock store, wiping his eyes. Again     
          he leans down as Bill moves over to him away from his table.     

          Bill kneels down staring at Alvin.                               

                              BILL                                         
                    I’m sorry.                                             

                              ALVIN                                        
                         (tears)                                           
                    You were right. Hanna was right.                       
                    Somethings aren’t meant to happen.                     
                    Things should just happen.                             

                              BILL                                         
                    You let her go?                                        

          Alvin nods.                                                      

          Bill hugging him.                                                

                              BILL                                         
                    You’ll see each other again, I                         
                    promise.                                               

                              ALVIN                                        
                    Does it get easier. Does the pain                      
                    go away?                                               

          Bill backs away from Alvin.                                      

                              BILL                                         
                    Honestly, I still get up some                          
                    mornings calling for my wife. Or I                     
                    put the seat down, thinking she’ll                     
                    walk in and nag me for it.                             

          Bill chuckles lightly seeing a smile across Alvins face.         

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             11.       

                              BILL CONTINUED                               
                    That’s the things that keep her                        
                    with you. The little things you                        
                    remember.                                              

          Alvin looks in thought.                                          

          QUICK CUTS:                                                      

          Alvin and Hanna holding hands at a lake, kissing under the       
          lamplight.                                                       

          Hanna running to the bedroom falling on the bed, with Alvin      
          running towards her and laying against her looking into her      
          eyes.                                                            

                              HANNA                                        
                    Thief,...                                              

          Alvin kisses her.                                                

          BACK:                                                            

          Alvin looks to Bill nodding.                                     

                              ALVIN                                        
                    It’s time to let my pain go.                           

          FADE OUT:                                                        

                              HANNA (VO)                                   
                    Together we will live forever.                         

                              END

Moonshining Episode one: Church and Water

William Archer returns home to find the town in chaos, prohibition   

has taken effect and the Dallas boys along with the 
church are at war.                                                                            

                    Moonshining Episode One: Church and Water              

                                        Pete Hudson                        
                                        538 Meadowvale Drive 32825         
                                        407-272-5570                       
                                        Darkwolfproduction@gmail.com
                                                                           

          INT. CHURCH - MORNING                                            

          A podium in front of a church congregation. We can hear the      
          murmurs of people waiting.                                       

          A beat.                                                          

          Voices steadily fall silent as footsteps hit our ears.           

          Moving up the steps and in front of the podium is DELVIN         
          SINCLAIR (42) in a white robe and church garments.               

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    Quite now. Quite!                                      

          He holds his hands up quieting the flock.                        

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    This congregation has fought                           
                    against all kinds of sin and                           
                    heathenry brought into our small                       
                    town.                                                  
                         (pause)                                           
                    But, as you know these past months                     
                    a demon has sprung its head out of                     
                    hiding.                                                

          The flock mutter a resounding "gasp"                             

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    You folks in here - we all are good                    
                    hard working Americans! We follow                      
                    the rules of God, the creed of this                    
                    here good book! But, that snake, it                    
                    comes in the form of many evils!                       
                    Sin takes many forms and this day,                     
                    It’s moonshine! The devils WATER!                      
                    It’s trying to tempt us and it has                     
                    followers and those follows of sin                     
                    who aid the devil in his cause are                     
                    none other than The Dallas boys!                       

          Delvin bangs his fist upon his podium like Zeus tossing down     
          bolts of lighting.                                               

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    Some people call this church old                       
                    testament, even old timey. But, I                      
                    say, to those who question our                         
                    resolve, who question our will!                        
                    Does Gods words change with time!?                     
                    No! People change, laws change;                        
                    Gods words do not! Like Ezekiel we                     
                              (MORE)                                       
                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              2.       

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR (cont’d)                     
                    shall strike down upon our enemy                       
                    with vengeance and force the sinful                    
                    into the depths of the great lake                      
                    of fire!                                               

          A resounding "Amen" echos clapping.                              

          Delvin raises his hand as if already wining the war against      
          his enemy.                                                       

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    It’s our time! This is the Era of                      
                    Prohibition! The era of                                
                    righteousness and a just God who                       
                    will do whatever needs to be done                      
                    to win a cause!                                        

          The applauds make Delvin smile and raise his arms embracing      
          those who applaud him.                                           

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    God is good!                                           
                         (smirks)                                          
                    God is very good.                                      

          BLACK:                                                           

          The clapping fades.                                              

          EXT. BRIDGE OUTSIDE RED MILL - DUSK                              

          The sun is slowly sinking underneath the trees.                  

          A lone bridge just outside of town.                              

          William Archer (30) is wearing a suit without a jacket.          

          A bag over his shoulder with clothes and everything he holds     
          dear wrapped inside.                                             

          William lays down his bag; Removes a revolver from his belt      
          taking out bullets and entering them into the cylinder.          

          He spins it.                                                     

                              WILLIAM ARCHER                               
                    I hate this town.                                      

          Gun back into his belt hidden. He picks up his bag crossing      
          the old bridge.                                                  

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              3.       

          We linger on the sight of, William Archer, moving across the     
          bridge with vengeance in his heart.                              

          A voice suddenly coming in softly.                               

                              ELLIE                                        
                         (voice over)                                      
                    Dear, William. Daddies died. He                        
                    didn’t come home one night, and                        
                    when I found him the next morning                      
                    he swear to seeing angels. He asked                    
                    for you. Prayed for some                               
                    forgiveness before his eyes rolled                     
                    back and he moved from this mortal                     
                    earth. I believe he was poisoned                       
                    struck sick by the drink sold in                       
                    town. Red mill’s not a save place                      
                    any longer. I hope this letter                         
                    finds you well and I hope to see                       
                    you soon.                                              

          CUT TO:                                                          

          EXT. RED MILL - NIGHT                                            

          A small town.                                                    

          A row of shops all closed for the night. A few bars sit in       
          between all have closed down except for one.                     

          This is a town at the pivotal beginning or end of its life.      

          William walks through the town staring at all the old places     
          he knows, stopping when he reaches the last open bar "Old        
          smokey"                                                          

          He glances around finding only a few people out heading home     
          before night truly sets on the town.                             

          The cold air slowly seeping into the town.                       

          He enters.                                                       

          CUT TO:                                                          

          INT. OLD SMOKEY BAR - NIGHT                                      

          The bar has about seven people in it including, William.         

          No one sits along the bar, all the stools are empty. The         
          booze is off the shelves hidden beneath the bar.                 

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              4.       

          Men are at the tables dealing cards and drinking something       
          out of a tin cans, small mason jars.                             

          Like the old west they stop to stare with curiosity at this      
          newcomer.                                                        

          The man dealing cards raises his head, whistles, as if it’s      
          a sign to alert someone and returns to his game.                 

          SARAH (27) comes out of the kitchen wiping her hands on an       
          apron. She doesn’t just run the kitchen, she runs old            
          smokey.                                                          

                              SARAH                                        
                    You need to get out of here and                        
                    tell that preacher, Delvin we aint                     
                    closing!                                               

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I’m sorry, I believe you do have me                    
                    confused with someone else. I don’t                    
                    know any Delvin to speak of.                           

                              SARAH                                        
                    Your not part of that church on the                    
                    hill!? Your not one of those God                       
                    worshiping wackos!?                                    

          William smiles at the beauty of Sarah.                           

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    No, Ma’am, I find it hard to                           
                    believe in a God who waits till now                    
                    to have us cross paths.                                

          Sarah half blushes catching herself she rolls her eyes           
          turning away heading behind the empty bar.                       

                              SARAH                                        
                         (walks)                                           
                    Who are you? I’ve never seen you                       
                    around here.                                           

          William moves to the bar taking one of the many empty seats      
          sitting his bag by his feet.                                     

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I was born here believe it or not.                     
                    Left when I was eighteen, and never                    
                    looked back. Names, William Archer,                    
                    and you are?                                           

          William holds out a hand to Sarah who looks at it as             
          something to stay away from.                                     

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              5.       

          She grabs a cup cleaning it out.                                 

                              SARAH                                        
                    Well, William what you drinking?                       

          He lowers his hand pretending to clean it off.                   

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    It’s not good manners to turn away                     
                    the hand of a friend or say your                       
                    name when a patron offers theirs.                      

          Sarah slams down the cup.                                        

                              SARAH                                        
                    You listen here! I don’t have time                     
                    for you. You either have a reason                      
                    to be here or you don’t and you                        
                    leave.                                                 

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I would take a drink, but judging                      
                    by the pale decor and my reflection                    
                    in that mirror you lot are out.                        

          Sarah bends down removing a jar from under the bar. In the       
          jar is a clear liquid. She pours it into his glass.              

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    You didn’t spit in that did ya?                        

          Sarah gives him a rude look closing the top on the jar           
          placing it back behind the bar.                                  

                              SARAH                                        
                    You going to drink that or be on                       
                    your way?                                              

          William grabs the glass smelling the moonshine, it’s strong.     
          He cocks his head back and lets it rip down his throat.          

                              WILLIAM                                      
                         (tart)                                            
                    That’s damn good. Best I tasted                        
                    this side of the Mississippi, Who                      
                    makes this, you?                                       

                              SARAH                                        
                    Were not selling recipes here. Just                    
                    moonshine. Did you want another?                       

          William reaches in his pocket taking out a few coins laying      
          them in front of Sarah.                                          

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              6.       

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Maybe later.                                           

          She grabs the cup pulling it away. She reaches for the           
          coins.                                                           

                              SARAH                                        
                    Goodnight, then.                                       

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Wait a seconded.                                       

          Sarah stops.                                                     

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I got a letter from my sister. She                     
                    lives here in town. She didn’t put                     
                    the address on it, or maybe I                          
                    ripped the letter to shreds before                     
                    reading it.                                            

          William removes the letter looking a little ripped up and        
          missing a pieces. Looks to maybe even having gotten wet.         

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Point being I was hoping somebody                      
                    here would know her or my pa.                          

          Sarah shakes her head.                                           

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Don’t shake your head I haven’t                        
                    even said her name yet.                                

          The door to the bar opens.                                       

          Again people stop and they stare, but this time there is no      
          whistle.                                                         

          William is the only one who doesn’t turn around. He is still     
          holding the letter in his hand with determination.               

          Sarah, on the other hand runs around the bar grabbing a          
          shotgun off the wall and pointing it at two men who have         
          entered.                                                         

                              SARAH                                        
                    What are you two doing in here!?                       
                    You’ve been barred. Anyone who                         
                    follows that bastered Devlin -                         

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              7.       

                              SMITH                                        
                    Shut up, Dumb dora. Were men of the                    
                    law, and Devlin’s going to need to                     
                    know about this speakeasy.                             

                              SARAH                                        
                    This isn’t a speakeasy and these                       
                    aint blanks in my gun.                                 

          The seconded man who has been quite moves past his ally. He      
          puts a finger through his hair and smirks.                       

                              HAMPTON                                      
                    Every hell starts out looking like                     
                    heaven.                                                

          Sarah is confused.                                               

          Hampton moves close with fear, shotgun between his eyebrows      
          with hesitation.                                                 

                              HAMPTON                                      
                    Can you find the muster to pull the                    
                    trigger on an unarmed man?                             

                              SMITH                                        
                    What you doing, Hampton!?                              

                              HAMPTON                                      
                    Jesus said "Let him deny himself                       
                    and take up his cross and follow                       
                    me. For whoever would save his life                    
                    will lose it, but whoever loses his                    
                    life for my sake will find it"                         

                              SMITH                                        
                    Amen.                                                  

                              HAMPTON                                      
                    Amen indeed.                                           

          Hampton quickly moves pulling the shotgun out of Sarah’s         
          hand and into his.                                               

                              HAMPTON                                      
                    Now, this is one unsightly hell on                     
                    earth. All the damned come here to                     
                    hide from Gods retribution. Isn’t                      
                    that right, Smith?                                     

                              SMITH                                        
                    Sounds about right, Hampton. This                      
                    place reeks of sin and decay.                          

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              8.       

          Hampton begins to walk around the room looking at all the        
          patrons of the bar.                                              

                              HAMPTON                                      
                    The town of Redhill, Illions is no                     
                    longer going to be a place of sin.                     
                    Those worthy of hell shall visit it                    
                    sooner or later. Maybe, sooner then                    
                    later.                                                 

          Hampton walks around almost in a circle and as he turns,         
          William stands up from the bar.                                  

          They both stand a mere foot from one another.                    

                              SMITH                                        
                    Hampton!                                               

          Hampton doesn’t move, staying nimble and at the ready.           

                              HAMPTON                                      
                    It’s okay, smith. I don’t believe                      
                    we’ve had the good fortune of being                    
                    introduced?                                            

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    William. You?                                          

                              HAMPTON                                      
                    Hampton. From the ministry of                          
                    Delvin Sinclair, under the one true                    
                    God.                                                   

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    You seem to be upsetting the lady                      
                    here and I’m trying to get to the                      
                    bottom of something as well, so if                     
                    you and your companion don’t mind.                     

          William gestures to the door.                                    

          Hampton finds this cause to chuckle a hearty chuckle.            

                              HAMPTON                                      
                    Do not tempt me snake. For I am                        
                    keen in hand and mind with Gods                        
                    love.                                                  

                              SARAH                                        
                    It’s okay, Stranger just let it go.                    

          William nods. He goes to turn around to take his seat back       
          and wait his turn.                                               

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              9.       

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    She’s right. I’m new in town. I’ll                     
                    wait my turn.                                          

          He stops.                                                        

          His back still to the guys.                                      

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I just remembered, I was here                          
                    first.                                                 

          William turns around quickly grabbing the shotgun from           
          Hampton.                                                         

          Hampton won’t let go.                                            

          William headbutts him in the face, the gun now in his hands      
          he points it at Smith.                                           

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I think you two would find it in                       
                    your benefit to get the hell out of                    
                    here.                                                  

          Hampton wipes his nose as a few small droplets of blood          
          flow.                                                            

          He says nothing, but the look on his face swears revenge.        
          Smith leads him out tails between their legs.                    

          Sarah storms over to William taking the gun from his hand        
          and putting it back on the wall.                                 

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    A thank you would be fitting or                        
                    your name.                                             

                              SARAH                                        
                    A thank you!? They work for the                        
                    very church trying to shut down                        
                    every store or bar they deem                           
                    sinful. You just gave em, another                      
                    reason to come after us.                               

          William looks to be getting a headache with all this drama       
          going on.                                                        

          He waves the letter in his hand.                                 

          Sarah comes over taking the letter.                              

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             10.       

                              SARAH                                        
                    What’s the name!?                                      

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Pardon?                                                

                              SARAH                                        
                    Your families name. Your sister?                       

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Martin.                                                

                              SARAH                                        
                    Martin? I thought you said you were                    
                    William Archer?                                        

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    When I left here I forsake my last                     
                    name. Some things are easier to                        
                    forget than others.                                    

                              SARAH                                        
                    The son of Matthew Martin?                             

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    The one and only. I take it you                        
                    know him? A frequent visitor to the                    
                    old smokey?                                            

          Sarah nods.                                                      

                              SARAH                                        
                         (sadly)                                           
                    Yeah, I know him and you’re sister                     
                    too.                                                   

          She looks hesitant.                                              

                              SARAH                                        
                    They been in the same house by the                     
                    old creek for years.                                   

          William looks sadden by this thought.                            

          CUT TO:                                                          

          EXT. CREEK - NIGHT                                               

          The moonlight is shining on the boggy creek. Fog and mist        
          carry through the night.                                         

          William is walking with a lantern finding a house, a small       
          cottage built near the creek.                                    

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             11.       

          William hesitates before making the walk up the creek. Each      
          step he takes is a heavy one.                                    

          CUT TO:                                                          

          Moment’s later.                                                  

          William reaches the front door.                                  

          He spits in his hand pushing it through his hair.                

          A light inside barley can be seen out. The drapes doing          
          their jobs well.                                                 

          He knocks twice and waits. He hears nothing. He knocks           
          again.                                                           

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Ellie!? Ellie it’s me, William.                        

          A sudden movement inside perks him up. He stands tall            
          waiting for the door to open.                                    

          Suddenly,...                                                     

          Ellie (21) hand slaps William across the face.                   

                              ELLIE                                        
                    How dare you show up now!                              

          Ellie turns around heading inside.                               

          William just standing there confused.                            

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I got your letter was I wrong in                       
                    thinking you wanted me here?                           

                              ELLIE                                        
                    Well, Come in you letting all the                      
                    heat out gosh darn it.                                 

          William enters shutting the door behind him.                     

          INT. ELLIE’S HOUSE - NIGHT                                       

          Ellie’s house is more of a shack.                                

          Three rooms, barley big enough to be called that. The home       
          is falling apart, wasting away with time. The living room        
          and kitchen are almost in the same space together.               

          In the corner of the room is a small bed.                        

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             12.       

                              ELLIE                                        
                    It’s been a while.                                     

          Ellie pulls out a chair gesturing for William to take a          
          seat.                                                            

          He declines rubbing his hurt cheek.                              

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Where’s dad?                                           

                              ELLIE                                        
                         (gestures)                                        
                    On ice.                                                

          William glances behind himself to the window, his father         
          keeping cool in the creek.                                       

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    You said he was poisoned?                              

                              ELLIE                                        
                    He had started drinking after you                      
                    left. He already did, but, after                       
                    you were gone it became an everyday                    
                    occurrence. Most nights he didn’t                      
                    come home, and when he did he’d                        
                    come in late, almost morning time                      
                    and pass out where you’re standing.                    
                    As time went on I got wise, I made                     
                    that cot for him. He always found                      
                    his way home after all awhile.                         
                    Except that night. He was so drunk                     
                    he passed out before he made it to                     
                    the house.                                             
                         (croaking)                                        
                    I woke up finding him, face in the                     
                    dirt, with crows pecking at his                        
                    feet.                                                  

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    You got me riled up because he                         
                    drunk himself to death!?                               

          Ellie shakes her head sadly.                                     

                              ELLIE                                        
                    You been through town have you seen                    
                    this place?                                            

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Looks like hell. Ran into two men                      
                    when I stopped at a bar before                         
                    coming up here.                                        

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             13.       

                              ELLIE                                        
                    That church is trying to turn our                      
                    town into something God can be                         
                    proud of. More people have died                        
                    from alcohol in the past few months                    
                    than anything.                                         

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Causing the bars to close and                          
                    people to be scared?                                   

                              ELLIE                                        
                    The only people worth buying it                        
                    from is the Dallas boys. They’ve                       
                    been running moonshine to anyone                       
                    wants it. Even straight up to                          
                    Chicago.                                               

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    You telling me you think it’s those                    
                    boys up at that church? This                           
                    Hampton fella?                                         

          Ellie nods: "Yes"                                                

          William lays his bag down looking around the room.               

                              ELLIE                                        
                    I’m sorry for writing you. I just                      
                    thought you should know daddy was                      
                    dead. I guess I wanted to see you                      
                    too.                                                   

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I’m sorry I stayed gone so long.                       
                    It’s just once I was out I kept                        
                    going. I didn’t look back till I                       
                    reached the state line and crossed                     
                    it without a seconded thought.                         

          Ellie stands up hugging William and he her. For a moment         
          they stand there in silence.                                     

                              ELLIE                                        
                    I’m glad you’re back. It’s been                        
                    hard here. Do you think you’ll                         
                    stay?                                                  

          William doesn’t answer.                                          

                              ELLIE                                        
                    You leaving after the funeral or                       
                    you staying a while?                                   

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             14.       

          They part and she takes a seat.                                  

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    If what your sayings true. I at                        
                    least owe him to check it out.                         
                    After all that Hampton guy was                         
                    pretty angry with me last we met.                      

          Ellie chuckles hand over her mouth.                              

                              ELLIE                                        
                    What am I going to do with you? In                     
                    town ten minutes and already up to                     
                    your old games.                                        

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    What can I say? Old habits.                            

                              ELLIE                                        
                    Why don’t you take your old bedroom                    
                    get some rest. I’m sure you need it                    
                    traveling all that way.                                

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    No, I’m okay. You go get some rest.                    
                    I’m not sleepy yet. But, When the                      
                    feeling does hit that bed there                        
                    seems about as fitting as a bed as                     
                    I deserve.                                             

          Ellie smiles standing kissing William on the cheek. She          
          moves into the room closing the door behind her.                 

          William stares around the room. He moves to a small box in       
          the corner.                                                      

          These are his fathers things. A few scattered objects            
          nothing important, until he notices a pocket watch. Gold         
          finely made having been handed down in the Martin family.        

                              WILLIAM                                      
                         (to himself)                                      
                    He kept it?                                            

          He puts it in his pocket.                                        

          A photo of him, his dad and his sister a few weeks before he     
          left. All smiling at the front of the house. He places it        
          into an inner pocket.                                            

          William moves through the house as silence befalls it. He        
          moves through the hall.                                          

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             15.       

          The doors to the two rooms are open. He stops finding his        
          room on the right, across from his sisters.                      

          At the door.                                                     

                              WILLIAM ARCHER                               
                         (himself)                                         
                    Somethings never change.                               

          He looks around the room with his eyes. Wood carved into         
          shapes and guns.                                                 

          His bed is made and his room cleaner than he remembers it        
          being.                                                           

                              ELLIE                                        
                    He kept it clean for you. Wouldn’t                     
                    let anyone in it.                                      

          William looks back, Ellie is at her door watching him.           

                              ELLIE                                        
                    He missed you, you know. He blamed                     
                    himself for you leaving. It was                        
                    hard on him too after ma died. It                      
                    was hard on me.                                        

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I know. I’m sorry. You were to                         
                    young to take with me and I was to                     
                    young to care. I was to stupid to                      
                    understand what running away meant.                    

                              ELLIE                                        
                    What did it mean?                                      

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Never seeing you again. Never                          
                    getting to say goodbye to pa.                          
                    Forgetting who I was and where I                       
                    came from.                                             

                              ELLIE                                        
                    Is that going to help you remember?                    

          Ellie gestures to the gun in William’s belt.                     

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I think it’s a start. Pa, deserves                     
                    justice.                                               

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             16.       

                              ELLIE                                        
                    Revenge isn’t justice, William.                        

          He turns away from her staring back at his room.                 

                              ELLIE                                        
                    Where you going to start? I’m not                      
                    even sure it’s the church. It just                     
                    might be Hampton and those boys.                       

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I’ll go have a chat with the Dallas                    
                    boys, their names keep popping up.                     
                    If anyone knows about poison, I                        
                    reckon its them.                                       

          Ellie nods slowly backing into her room, the door shutting.      

          William moves out of the room heading back into the living       
          room. He stops staring to the window and out to the creek,       
          the old boggy creek.                                             

          CUT TO:                                                          

          EXT. CREEK - NIGHT                                               

          William moves along the shore seeing a post, a rope is tied      
          around it with his father tied to the other end.                 

          He bends down with his lantern shining on the water he can       
          make out his father’s face floating just above the rim.          

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    You crazy old man. Knew you would                      
                    find it either at the end of a gun                     
                    or at the end of a glass. I guess                      
                    it’s better to go out without                          
                    seeing the bullet that kills you.                      

          William takes a seat watching his father floating in the         
          water.                                                           

                              WILLIAM CONTINUED                            
                    When I left you still were working                     
                    in the mine, talking about changing                    
                    things in this town for the better.                    
                    How it was a new life for us. I                        
                    gave up on that and I’m sorry. You                     
                    told me to give it some time and I                     
                    ran away like a coward. I’m going                      
                    to make it up to you, Make it up to                    
                    Ellie.                                                 

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             17.       

          The body just sits there without word, he didn’t expect a        
          reply.                                                           

          Williams hand moves over his mouth as the realization his        
          father is dead hits him.                                         

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I’m sorry. I know what I said. I                       
                    know what I did. I,... should of                       
                    been a better son.                                     

          A beat.                                                          

          He eyes his father just floating for a moment.                   

          William clears his throat standing and wiping his eyes. He       
          takes a breath.                                                  

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I’m going to find whomever did this                    
                    to you.                                                

          CUT TO:                                                          

          EXT. DALLAS COTTAGE - NIGHT                                      

          The night sky is dazzled by dozens and dozens of stars and       
          far off galaxies.                                                

          William is sitting 15 feet from the Dallas boys Cottage.         

          A knife in his hand he sits whittling. His revolver not far      
          from him.                                                        

                              WILLIAM                                      
                         (humming)                                         
                    The whistler river. The drying                         
                    shore. The pistol silver evermore.                     
                    Who ye be? who ye see? Danger,                         
                    danger is all around me.                               

          We PAN in a circle around William as all the lights of the       
          Dallas cottage seems to be off.                                  

          Two old fords sit in the drive way. One able and ready, the      
          other motor sitting next to it, waiting to be rebuilt or         
          fixed by one of the Dallas boys.                                 

          Williams humming continues.                                      

          CUT TO:
                                                                 18.       

          INT. OLD SMOKEY BAR - NIGHT                                      

          Sarah closing up the bar pushing the last patron out.            

                              SARAH                                        
                    Goodnight, Jimmy.                                      

          She closes the door behind him.                                  

          Williams humming seeps through the scenes.                       

                              JIMMY                                        
                         (chuckling)                                       
                    Night, Sarah. See you in the morn!                     

          EXT. ROAD - NIGHT                                                

          Jimmy stumbles out of the old smokey bar.                        

          He moves with a wobble, a discontent for the way of a            
          straight lane finding zig zags to be more his style.             

          He turns around with a disgusted face ignoring a man to          
          covered in the darkness of the night to see clearly.             

          Jimmy falls over his feet toppling each other. He is             
          struggling to pick himself up.                                   

          Suddenly,...                                                     

          Jimmy is grabbed. Pulled down with liquor falling over his       
          face.                                                            

                              HAMPTON                                      
                         (muffled)                                         
                    Enjoy, deliverance.                                    

          Jimmy choking, coughing.                                         

          The man runs away into the darkness letting, Jimmy return to     
          picking himself up. He rises stumbling onwards.                  

                              JIMMY                                        
                         (coughing)                                        
                    Better, better run off. You, bums!                     

                              WILLIAM ARCHER (VO)                          
                    Pistol held and aim kept high. Many                    
                    enemies shall die. The whistler                        
                    river turns and pours. The silver                      
                    dagger is no more. Who ye be? who                      
                    ye see? Sin and wrought, just let                      
                    me be.                                                 

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             19.       

          Jimmy falls over, he begins to seizure. He begins to frail       
          and wither in mind and body.                                     

                              WILLIAM ARCHER (VO)                          
                    The whistler river. The drying                         
                    shore. The pistol silver evermore.                     
                    Who ye be? who ye see? Danger,                         
                    danger is all around me.                               

          BLACK:                                                           

          EXT. DALLAS COTTAGE - NIGHT                                      

          Through the darkness we pass through by a tree.                  

          William has fallen asleep where he sat. His determination        
          had waned during the course of a few hours.                      

          A man walks over to him out of the darkness. He is holding a     
          shotgun over his left shoulder. He has a limp in his step,       
          but that wouldn’t seem to hold him back.                         

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    I reckon your a’ waiting for me?                       

          Joe bends down seeing the knife in hand and the piece of         
          wood half whittled into a little girl.                           

          Joe takes the head of his gun using it to poke, William          
          awake.                                                           

          William jumps up grabbing at his gun, but the shotgun now        
          aimed at his balls is a different story.                         

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    You one of the Dallas boys!?                           

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    I think it’s routine for the man                       
                    holding the gun to the balls of                        
                    another finds he gets to ask                           
                    questions first.                                       

          Joe glances to the house still quite.                            

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    Now, what you need with them boys?                     

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    That’s my own business. Balls or                       
                    not.                                                   

          Joe finds this amusing giving a chuckle, just one.               

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             20.       

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    Your brave. Worthy, but at this                        
                    junction pointless. As of right                        
                    now, the truth would be wise to                        
                    tell.                                                  

          He pushes the gun harder into William’s groin.                   

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    You the same boy who stopped them                      
                    church runners from tearing up old                     
                    smokey?                                                

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I also try to get that dames name.                     

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    She’s a tough one. She’s a good                        
                    judge of character too, sometimes.                     
                    I’m Joe Dallas.                                        

          Joe pulls the shotgun away from William.                         

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    Dust yourself and come inside.                         
                    Better to talk about why you                           
                    sitting in my yard with a gun than                     
                    out here.                                              

          Joe gets up and walks away.                                      

          William getting up grabbing his things following right           
          behind.                                                          

          CUT TO:                                                          

          INT. DALLAS HOME - NIGHT                                         

          Inside the home is large. It has an upstairs. Rugs in            
          certain rooms. There is a certain civilized make to the          
          home.                                                            

          William follows Joe into the living room where a fireplace,      
          burns away the cold night.                                       

          Where several comfy rocking chairs and a table sit neatly        
          placed.                                                          

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    Take a seat. I’ll get us something                     
                    to drink.                                              

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             21.       

          William glances around the room. A few pictures on the wall      
          nothing to amazing. Except for one.                              

          A man in suspenders lifting a giant log with a hearty smile.     
          William seems drawn to this one.                                 

                              HARVEY (OS)                                  
                    Who you pretended to be?                               

          William turns finding, HARVEY (17) standing in the door way.     
          Bright looking boy, with nice slicked back hair and a smile      
          that could probably charm him through any grease spot.           

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    A good person at this seconded, but                    
                    things are liable to change.                           

                              HARVEY                                       
                    I reckon we all are.                                   

          Harvey takes a few steps forward holding out a hand for          
          William to shake.                                                

                              HARVEY                                       
                    Harvey, Harvey, Dallas. You new in                     
                    town?                                                  

          They shake hands and part.                                       

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I was raised here, you could say                       
                    this is me coming back. I’m                            
                    William.                                               

                              HARVEY                                       
                    My sister was talking about you. Be                    
                    careful she is a wild one.                             
                    Dangerous. She once kicked a guy in                    
                    the balls for telling her he liked                     
                    her hair.                                              

          Harvey makes a motion of kicking and a pained face.              

                              HARVEY                                       
                    Couldn’t walk right for a week they                    
                    say.                                                   

          William is a bit confused, but before he can ask. Harvey         
          pats him on the shoulder and leaves the room.                    

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    New’s travels fast in this town.                       

          William takes a seat.                                            

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             22.       

          Joe returns with two cans filled with moonshine taking a         
          seat quick to notice Williams wondering eyes.                    

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    Our dad built this house. Room by                      
                    room. He did it for our momma.                         

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    It’s too cozy for your character I                     
                    would say.                                             

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    And you would be right at first                        
                    glance. This house is our                              
                    sanctuary. We eat meals, we laugh,                     
                    we are a family here. No, wildness                     
                    is allowed to come through those                       
                    doors.                                                 

          Joe swigs back on moonshine like its going out of style. Joe     
          hands William his not drinking.                                  

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    Our daddy made it as an after                          
                    thought for our momma after she                        
                    passed. Said he would finish it.                       
                    Always told her, but never did.                        
                    Took her death to make this house                      
                    stand.                                                 

          Joe taps his fist against the wall. He looks to William who      
          is smiling, but not sipping.                                     

                              WILLIAM ARCHER                               
                    My daddy did something of the same                     
                    sort. His ambition of building it                      
                    disappeared after a couple days                        
                    though, left me to finish it and                       
                    take care of my sister.                                

          Joe takes another swig of his moonshine looking over William     
          for a moment before leaning back.                                

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    Why you here? And why haven’t you                      
                    sampled the famous Dallas brother                      
                    moonshine. I’m I to assume one is                      
                    cause for the other?                                   

          William seems to grow anxious in his chair. His hand through     
          his hair before speaking.                                        

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             23.       

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I’m here because my father died. He                    
                    had the misfortune of becoming a                       
                    drinker and falling ill to some                        
                    moonshine a week or so back.                           

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    You think that illness falls upon                      
                    my head?                                               

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Does it?                                               

          Joe tightens his hold on his moonshine jar.                      

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    You something else, aint ya!?                          
                    invite you in, tell you stories. I                     
                    treat you -                                            

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I don’t care how you treated me.                       
                    I’m looking for answers. All the                       
                    speakeasy’s in town have closed                        
                    down. That poor girl bout got run                      
                    out tonight and your family seems                      
                    to keep making money.                                  

          Joe doesn’t seem impressed by the allegation. In fact his        
          fist seem to tense up.                                           

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    If you hadn’t helped out my sister                     
                    tonight, Your head would be sitting                    
                    in that fire place for the way your                    
                    talking to me.                                         
                         (leans in)                                        
                    Our shine is the best damn stuff in                    
                    all Illions. For you to say we                         
                    killing folks. You best place blame                    
                    where it belongs.                                      

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Where’s that? With that church? I                      
                    find it hard to believe a church is                    
                    going round killing folks cause                        
                    they drink.                                            

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    You best believe. Church’s have                        
                    killed for less. And this sin, just                    
                    happens to be against the law as                       
                    well. Gives more strength to their                     
                    cause.                                                 

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             24.       

                              WILLIAM ARCHER                               
                    You’re telling me, a priest is                         
                    killing those he deems sinful?                         

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    Not just any old priest, he’s the                      
                    brother of a law man. His family                       
                    wants to rebuild this town into a                      
                    heaven of sorts.                                       

                              WILLIAM ARCHER                               
                    It’s this one that girl at old                         
                    smokey told me about, Delvin?                          

                              SARAH (OS)                                   
                    Pastor Delvin Sinclair.                                

          Sarah is leaning under the archway arms folded. She looks        
          tired.                                                           

                              SARAH                                        
                    Joe.                                                   

          Joe looks to her with fierce eyes.                               

                              SARAH                                        
                    They got Jimmy. Officers out their                     
                    now, that’s why I’m here so late.                      

          Joe turns away.                                                  

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    What happened?                                         

                              SARAH                                        
                    Joe!                                                   

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                         (angry)                                           
                    God dammit, woman! Can’t you see I                     
                    was getting up? William you stay                       
                    here will finish this when I                           
                    return.                                                

          Joe grabs his shotgun and heads out the front door. William      
          stands up ready to go after him.                                 

          Sarah moves into the room arms still crossed as if they          
          would protect her from anything.                                 

                              SARAH                                        
                    What you going to do? Take out your                    
                    gun and follow like a cowboy?                          

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             25.       

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Not yet. Not, until I find out what                    
                    the hell is happening in this town?                    

                              SARAH                                        
                    3 years ago that church was built                      
                    and like an angel fallen. Devlin                       
                    the sheriffs brother comes in with                     
                    a new creed. Government is law                         
                    along with the bible. He slowly                        
                    gathered like minded people to fall                    
                    in line, but we always ran                             
                    moonshine. We always will. As long                     
                    as the people want it.                                 

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    He’s been making it harder to get                      
                    the moonshine out?                                     

                              SARAH                                        
                    Seems that way. Seems the church                       
                    can do anything it sets its mind                       
                    to. As you saw coming in. They                         
                    think they run this town.                              

          Both Sarah and William take a seat.                              

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    What’s Joe think he can do about                       
                    it. Going out there alone.                             

          Sarah sits in the seat where Joe was sitting. She is a tad       
          hesitant.                                                        

                              SARAH                                        
                    Your daddy came to the old smokey a                    
                    lot. So did others, but when they                      
                    leave after having a few drinks the                    
                    next day their found dead or like                      
                    jimmy a few hours after. Joe brings                    
                    the bodies to the loved ones before                    
                    the church can hoot and hollar                         
                    praises for the death.                                 

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    The church is doing this. They                         
                    poisoned my daddy?                                     

                              SARAH                                        
                    You have to realize by now it                          
                    wasn’t us. It has to be Delvin, one                    
                    of his people. Those two you met                       
                    earlier.                                               

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             26.       

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Hampton.                                               

          Sarah nods. "Yes"                                                

          William licks his lips upset. She sees it all over his face.     

                              SARAH                                        
                    Are you going to kill them?                            

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    When I was younger these boys would                    
                    pick on this colored girl. I took a                    
                    liking to her. I walked her home                       
                    when her daddy was too drunk. When                     
                    she needed someone there.                              

          William seems to chuckle thinking about it.                      

                              SARAH                                        
                    What happened to her?                                  

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    She didn’t show up for school one                      
                    day. They had beaten that poor girl                    
                    almost to death.                                       

          INSTERT:                                                         

          Little Rosy. In a flower dress. Her face is horror               
          surrounded by a bunch of 12 year old boys.                       

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I found out who they were and never                    
                    again did they touch her. So when                      
                    you ask me, If I’m going to kill                       
                    them. I have to say, yes. I’m going                    
                    to kill them all.                                      

          The sound of a car pulling to the house grabs their              
          attention.                                                       

          Sarah stands up.                                                 

                              SARAH                                        
                    My brother’s here.                                     

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    How many brothers do you have?                         

                              SARAH                                        
                    Just the three. Harvey, Joe, and                       
                    Robert.                                                

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             27.       

          The door swings open to the house. Robert (40) comes in with     
          a pretty lady on his arm.                                        

          Vivian (29) is drunk and barely able to walk.                    

          Robert stops looking to Sarah and William.                       

                              ROBERT                                       
                    Who the hell is this!? where’s Joe?                    
                    Where’s my brother!?                                   

                              SARAH                                        
                    They killed Jimmy. He went up to                       
                    old Smokey take his body back to                       
                    his family.                                            

                              ROBERT                                       
                    Great!                                                 

          Robert moves Vivian away.                                        

                              ROBERT                                       
                    Go upstairs and wait for me baby.                      

          He taps her on the butt as she almost falls taking one step      
          up the stairs every few seconds.                                 

                              ROBERT                                       
                    You let him go alone!?                                 

          Robert moves to a dresser removing brass knuckles putting        
          them into his pocket.                                            

                              SARAH                                        
                    You know Joe.                                          

                              ROBERT                                       
                    I’m going to get Joe. You, Come                        
                    with me. Watch the house, Sarah!                       

          William removes his gun from his belt and follows Robert out     
          of the house.                                                    

          CUT TO:                                                          

          INT. CAR - NIGHT                                                 

          They are in the car driving quickly through the tree ridden      
          path.                                                            

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             28.       

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Would they really hurt him!?                           

                              ROBERT                                       
                    Their animals. You sure you can                        
                    handle that cannon your holding.                       

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Don’t worry about me. I can handle                     
                    my own.                                                

          Robert smirks as the road becomes bumpy.                         

                              ROBERT                                       
                    Nothing like a good beating to                         
                    start the night right.                                 

          Robert shakes his head several times trying to throw off the     
          last bit of drunkenness he has on him as if it would slide       
          from his skin.                                                   

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    You going to be all right?                             

                              ROBERT                                       
                    I’m a Dallas boy, this what we live                    
                    for!                                                   

          CUT TO:                                                          

          EXT. TOWN - NIGHT                                                

          Several people are huddled around Joe. Hampton stands back       
          with his arms crossed with a smug smile across his face.         

                              MAN                                          
                    Get out of our town! You killed                        
                    him! Your devil liquid did this!                       
                    You killed him.                                        

                              WOMAN                                        
                    Killer!                                                

          Joe has Jimmy in his arms picking him up. He holds him           
          tight, as people spit and throw things at him.                   

          A bottle flies through the air hitting Joe square in the         
          head.                                                            

          Joe falls to his knees keeping Jimmy in his hands, keeping       
          his grip tight on him.                                           

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             29.       

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    Is that the best you got!?                             

          The crowd yell and cheer.                                        

                              HAMPTON                                      
                    Let him be!                                            

          Everyone backs up; some of them wanting to yell more at Joe,     
          to throw more things at him.                                     

          Hampton walks through the crowd up to Joe who is on his          
          knees.                                                           

                              HAMPTON                                      
                    Do you see the power of the                            
                    almighty? Moonshine is no longer                       
                    welcome in Redmill.                                    

          Sherrif Donald Q walks up next to Hampton.                       

                              DONALD Q                                     
                    Finish this, please, So I can take                     
                    him to county.                                         

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    Get down here and take me yourself!                    

                              DONALD Q                                     
                    Maybe he would be better found in a                    
                    ditch, or a creek somewhere.                           

          Donald spits on the ground sneering at Joe the entire time.      

                              HAMPTON                                      
                    This is the beginning of the end                       
                    for you, Joe Dallas. You and your                      
                    family are evil. If this town is                       
                    sin then your family our the devils                    
                    spawns.                                                

          Joe smiles Hampton is close enough to him. He slames his         
          head against Hamptons busting his nose.                          

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    Sorry, there Donald I slipped.                         

          Hampton holds on to his nose.                                    

                              HAMPTON                                      
                    Some justice must sink in to these                     
                    Godforsaken followers of Satan!                        

          The people cheering.                                             

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             30.       

          Hampton makes a fist punching Joe in the face.                   

                              HAMPTON                                      
                    And we strike down upon them with                      
                    furious vengeance in hopes that,                       
                    God, shines a light in their eyes!                     

          The people clap.                                                 

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    Go to hell like your sister and                        
                    mother!                                                

          Hampton’s face turns upside down. He grabs a pipe from           
          Donald and he swings it hard at Joe’s face.                      

          BLACK:                                                           

          INT. CAR - NIGHT                                                 

          William and Robert are racing to the town. The car slows as      
          they enter.                                                      

          The people are gone. Joe lays on the ground with no jimmy in     
          sight.                                                           

          Robert and William hurry from the car. Joe is laying on the      
          ground.                                                          

                              ROBERT                                       
                    Joe! Joe!                                              

          Robert runs to his brothers side, his head is covered in         
          blood. He is unconscious.                                        

                              WILLIAM ARCHER                               
                    Is he breathing!?                                      

                              ROBERT                                       
                    I don’t know. I don’t know!                            

          William runs over picking Joe up a bit and checking his          
          heart.                                                           

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    He’s breathing, but we need to get                     
                    him to a docs.                                         

          Robert nods.                                                     

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             31.       

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Help me.                                               

          Robert and William pick up Joe and move him to the back of       
          the truck.                                                       

                              ROBERT                                       
                    DAMMIT!                                                

          Robert yells out.                                                

          Robert gets in the drivers seat and William stays in back        
          with Joe.                                                        

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Hurry up!                                              

          The car turns hastily driving off.                               

          Robert swearing obscenities as he drives.                        

          CUT TO:                                                          

          INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - AFTERNOON                                   

          Joe has his eyes closed. He has a bandage around his head        
          and the doc is looking over him.                                 

          Sarah is sitting by his bedside. She is looking worried.         
          Robert, William and Harvey come in the room.                     

                              ROBERT                                       
                    How is he?                                             

          Dr. Weston (55) shakes his head.                                 

                              DR. WESTON                                   
                    The swelling is slowly going down.                     
                    I’ve done what I can. He wakes up                      
                    every so often. I got him on some                      
                    meds best I can do. He should pull                     
                    through.                                               

          Dr. Weston nods sees the family want to be alone, he  heads      
          out of the room.                                                 

          A beat.                                                          

          Sarah looks to William.                                          

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             32.       

                              SARAH                                        
                         (angry)                                           
                    Do you see!? That church is after                      
                    us, ruining this town and the                          
                    people. Something has to be done.                      

          William nods looking to Joe who begins to move.                  

                              HARVEY                                       
                    He’s moving.                                           

                              JOE                                          
                    What the hell you doing here?                          

                              SARAH                                        
                    You need looking after.                                

                              JOE                                          
                    Not while there is shine to be made                    
                    and sold.                                              

          They chuckle.                                                    

                              ROBERT                                       
                    You were just beaten half to death,                    
                    Joe. The moonshine can wait.                           

                              JOE                                          
                    No, it won’t. I’m fine. You heard                      
                    the doctor. You two get out there.                     
                    We meeting those Chicago boys                          
                    Friday and they want their shine.                      

                              HARVEY                                       
                    You sure, you okay, Joe? You look                      
                    like fat Bertha sat on your face.                      

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                         (chuckling)                                       
                    It feels like it.                                      

          Joe gestures Harvey over hugging him.                            

                              JOE                                          
                    Now, get on. You make sure, Robert                     
                    don’t bring no girls out while you                     
                    making it either.                                      

                              ROBERT                                       
                    I’m still hung dry for that girl                       
                    last night.                                            

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             33.       

                              HARVEY                                       
                    Not, me. Somehow she found her way                     
                    to my room. A Dallas boy is a                          
                    Dallas boy after all, seemed to                        
                    make no difference to her.                             

          Robert smacks Harvey over the head playfully.                    

                              JOE                                          
                    It’s fine, go.                                         

          Robert and Harvey leave. Sarah and William stare to Joe.         

                              JOE                                          
                    We never did get to finish our                         
                    conversation.                                          

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    That’s all right, I believe I found                    
                    what I was looking for.                                

                              JOE                                          
                    You about to rage bloody war                           
                    against that church, you going need                    
                    more than six bullets.                                 

                              SARAH                                        
                    Joe?                                                   

          Joe looks to Sarah and back to William.                          

                              WILLIAM ARCHER                               
                    What did you have mind?                                

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    We meeting these Chicago boys on                       
                    Friday. Moonshine is hard to get                       
                    every where. Places are closing                        
                    down, by law and church. So, join                      
                    us.                                                    

                              WILLIAM ARCHER                               
                    What? Be a Dallas boy?                                 

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    It’s better to prove to these                          
                    people that we are greater than                        
                    their rules. That we can’t be beat.                    
                    And when they lose their hope,                         
                    that’s when we attack.                                 

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             34.       

                              SARAH                                        
                    I thought you said no fighting,                        
                    Joe.                                                   

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    They brought this on themselves,                       
                    Sarah. They pried Jimmy from my                        
                    hands. They spit at me and hit me.                     
                    Some evils are meant to survive,                       
                    but not this one.                                      

          William shakes his head unsure.                                  

                              WILLIAM ARCHER                               
                    I don’t know.                                          

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    Think about it. The minute that                        
                    church sees you hanging round us,                      
                    round her.                                             

          Gestures to Sarah who turns away almost blushing.                

                              JOE DALLAS CONTINUED                         
                    They going to think you with us                        
                    even if you not. I reckon you’d                        
                    rather work with the good guys.                        

          William nods in agreement.                                       

          Dr. Weston knocks on the door.                                   

                              DR. WESTON                                   
                    Joe, you have a visitor. I told                        
                    them to go, but he wants to speak                      
                    with you.                                              

                              JOE                                          
                    Who might that be?                                     

                              DR. WESTON                                   
                         (uneasy)                                          
                    Pastor Delvin.                                         

          William looks confused to Sarah and to Joe.                      

                              JOE                                          
                    Let him in.                                            

          Joe winces as the pain from his head hits him, but he            
          strives forwards sitting up in his bed.                          

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             35.       

          Delvin comes in dressed nicely. He is alone. He moves into       
          the room with his head held high. He looks to both Sarah and     
          William.                                                         

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    I was hoping for a more private                        
                    chat, if you don’t mind.                               

          Joe looks to Sarah and William nodding.                          

          Both get up and leave the room hearing Delvin begin his          
          words.                                                           

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    I came as soon as I heard. It’s a                      
                    shame. I honestly say it.                              

          CUT TO:                                                          

          INT. WAITING ROOM - AFTERNOON                                    

          William is pacing back and forth. Sarah is sitting.              

                              SARAH                                        
                    What’s wrong with you?                                 

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    With me? These people are what’s                       
                    wrong with me. He has the stones to                    
                    have people hurt and then he comes                     
                    to them like a person of faith.                        

                              SARAH                                        
                    He pretends they don’t do it for                       
                    him. He pretends he is righteous                       
                    and such acts are below him. How do                    
                    you become a God to people if they                     
                    can see your bad deeds?                                

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    By hiding them.                                        

                              SARAH                                        
                    By letting others do them for you.                     
                    You’ve been to Chicago, this is                        
                    just a different mob.                                  

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Maybe I should join your brother.                      

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             36.       

                              SARAH                                        
                    Is that what you want?                                 

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I don’t know what I want. I came                       
                    here looking for revenge. Instead,                     
                    I find moonshine and God.                              

                              SARAH                                        
                    My dad use to say, "We never find                      
                    what were looking for, just what we                    
                    need,"                                                 

          William takes the words in.                                      

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    You know you still have introduced                     
                    yourself to me, yet.                                   

          Sarah shakes her head in disbelief.                              

                              SARAH                                        
                    That’s what you got from my fathers                    
                    words?                                                 

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Better than nothing, right?                            

          Suddenly,...                                                     

          Devlin comes out of the room with a hearty chuckle.              

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    That brother of your’s. He is an                       
                    Honest one. My condolence’s on what                    
                    happened. I hope to see you all in                     
                    an two hours for church.                               

          Delvin half bows leaving.                                        

          William looks to be in thought.                                  

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Tell, Joe. I’m in. We make them                        
                    lose hope and we cut off the head                      
                    of the snake.                                          

                              SARAH                                        
                    What are you going to do, William?                     

          William doesn’t answer.                                          

          CUT TO:
                                                                 37.       

          EXT. STREET - AFTERNOON                                          

          Delvin is getting in his car, Hampton is the driver. William     
          rushes outside, Delvin catches this turning to face him.         

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    Can I help you, Son?                                   

          William doesn’t answer he smirks searching for the right         
          words to say to Delvin.                                          

          Hampton comes over, but Delvin backs him off.                    

                              HAMPTON                                      
                    I believe the devil has his tongue,                    
                    Father.                                                

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    Does it? or is what I hear true?                       
                    You’re best at running? It’s okay.                     
                    Many a men have faced great evil                       
                    and ran with their tail between                        
                    their legs. Only those worthy have                     
                    stood to fight.                                        

          Delvin moves close to William.                                   

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    I can see you shivering. I have god                    
                    on my side who do you have?                            

          Delvin leans back, but William says nothing to him.              

                              HAMPTON                                      
                    Nothing?                                               

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    You know your daddy was a runner                       
                    too. Came to me crying. That’s                         
                    right, I know who you are, William                     
                    Martin.                                                

          William tries to keep calm, but begins to show strain.           

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    Daddy, came to me. "My son, pray                       
                    for my son. He’s be gone so long.                      
                    He run off." Everyday, this was                        
                    your daddies words. Tell me, have                      
                    you seen your daddy lately?                            

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             38.       

                              WILLIAM ARCHER                               
                    I’m coming after you.                                  

          Delvin nods heading into the car, he pretends to tip a hat       
          to William who just watches him. His fist clenched the           
          entire time.                                                     

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    You can’t touch me. I’ve got God in                    
                    my corner. Who do you have?                            

          The door shuts and Delvin drives away, his car disappearing      
          with the curved road.                                            

          CUT TO:                                                          

          INT. DALLAS HOME - AFTERNOON                                     

          William rushes into the house. Harvey is in the hallway          
          holding a tray of empty mason jars.                              

                              HARVEY                                       
                    William, what the hell you doing                       
                    here?                                                  

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I’m going to help you make                             
                    moonshine.                                             

                              HARVEY                                       
                    Is that coming from, Joe? Cause if                     
                    not he be real upset -                                 

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Joe, told me. I was also wondering                     
                    If I could get a jar or two.                           

                              HARVEY                                       
                    Follow me.                                             

          Harvey leads William out of the house.                           

                              HARVEY                                       
                         (trailing)                                        
                    What do you need a few jars for?                       

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I’ll explain on the way.                               

          CUT TO:
                                                                 39.       

          EXT. FOREST - AFTERNOON                                          

          William and Harvey are walking through the forest, trees and     
          uneven ground ahead of them.                                     

                              HARVEY                                       
                    Ever since it’s become illgal,                         
                    we’ve been making it out here. We                      
                    had a deal with a few local                            
                    officers, but that turned over once                    
                    Delvin became prohibition king.                        

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Is it hard to make?                                    

                              HARVEY                                       
                    You really don’t know nothing do                       
                    you? What you been doing this whole                    
                    time living under a rock?                              

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Joined the army. Almost got shot.                      
                    Went to New york. Been traveling                       
                    longer than I should have.                             

                              HARVEY                                       
                    Is New York as amazing as they say?                    

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    It’s better. Buildings as far as                       
                    the eyes can see. People packed in.                    
                    Beautiful woman all around. It’s a                     
                    paradise.                                              

          Harvey seems glad to hear to these words.                        

                              HARVEY                                       
                    Sounds better than I imagined.                         
                    Look, Making Moonshine is easy.                        
                    It’s like making anything. Just                        
                    have to get the ingredients right,                     
                    and cook it till its done. It’s                        
                    more about waiting than anything.                      

          William almost trips over a few branches seeing a large          
          shack ahead of them.                                             

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I reckon it sounds easy enough.                        

                              HARVEY                                       
                    Robert will show you how it’s done.                    
                    I’m sure you’ll get the idea or                        
                    Robert will beat it into you.                          

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             40.       

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Beat it into me?                                       

          William stops as the thought crosses his mind.                   

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Not really, right?                                     

          Harvey heads on chuckling.                                       

                              HARVEY                                       
                    come on, New York.                                     

          INT. SHACK - AFTERNOON                                           

          Smoke rises out of the shack. Several tubes and metal            
          containers emit heat. A tube leading to jug drops a droplit      
          of liquid every seconded.                                        

          Robert is inside putting bottles together.                       

                              ROBERT                                       
                    What the hell is he doing here?                        

                              HARVEY                                       
                    He’s with us now.                                      

                              ROBERT                                       
                    Joe?                                                   

                              HARVEY                                       
                    Joe.                                                   

          Robert rolls his eyes, picking up several trays of jars          
          filled with moonshine.                                           

          He huffs handing them to William.                                

                              ROBERT                                       
                    Take all these and put them on the                     
                    truck. Can you do that?                                

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Put em where?                                          

                              ROBERT                                       
                    Very funny.                                            

          William grabs them putting each one on the back of the           
          truck.                                                           

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             41.       

                              HARVEY                                       
                    He’ll give you a hard time or two                      
                    and soon he’ll be your buddy. He’s                     
                    like that with everyone.                               

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    How does this work?                                    

                              HARVEY                                       
                    We use corn meal, some syrup, yeast                    
                    and water. Sometimes, Joe likes to                     
                    use grain give it a different                          
                    taste. We age it in them tubs and                      
                    knock them in the jars to be sold.                     

          CUT TO:                                                          

          Close on:                                                        

          The tubes, the tubs, the jars. Everything they need to make      
          the moonshine there and waiting.                                 

          Liquid dripping distilled liquor into a jug.                     

          Robert grabs a mason jar filled with moonshine handing it to     
          William.                                                         

                              ROBERT DALLAS                                
                    Before you can help us make it, you                    
                    need to taste it. Just a sip, we                       
                    don’t need you falling off your                        
                    ass.                                                   

          William takes the jar. He smells it. A strong whiff.             

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    That smells strong.                                    

                              ROBERT                                       
                    Take off your dress and drink.                         

          William takes a breath before taking a sip of the moonshine.     

                              WILLIAM                                      
                         (breath)                                          
                    That’s good, dam good. I can see                       
                    why you all are in business.                           

          Robert pats his back chuckling.                                  

                              HARVEY                                       
                    Gee, Robert, I think that boy there                    
                    likes it.                                              

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             42.       

                              ROBERT                                       
                    Harvey, I think we have ourselves a                    
                    moonshiner!                                            

          CUT TO:                                                          

          INT. ELLIE’S HOUSE - AFTERNOON                                   

          Ellie is inside at the fireplace making soup in a large pot.     
          she is stirring the soup when a knock hits her door.             

                              ELLIE                                        
                    William is that you? I’ve been                         
                    making us some supper. I knows you                     
                    got to be hungry.                                      

          She opens the door,...                                           

                              CHARLIE (OS)                                 
                    Wasn’t who you were expecting?                         

          CHARLIE (22) His face is covered in dirt. He has tried to        
          clean himself off, but the work of the day still lingers on      
          him.                                                             

                              ELLIE                                        
                    I thought my daddy told you not to                     
                    come round here no more.                               

                              CHARLIE                                      
                    Well, See as I figure it, and you                      
                    have my condolences, but he is no                      
                    longer of this earth.                                  

          Ellie finds this sweet.                                          

                              ELLIE                                        
                    Charlie hobbs, you are a devil.                        

                              CHARLIE                                      
                    And you are an Angel. I said it.                       
                    First time I saw you. I told my pa,                    
                    I’m going to marry an angel named                      
                    Ellie Martin.                                          

          Ellie plays with her hair and moves her feet like a little       
          girl.                                                            

                              ELLIE                                        
                    Mr. Hobbs you do know how to make a                    
                    girl smile.                                            

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             43.       

                              CHARLIE                                      
                    Well, I was hoping, if you would be                    
                    so inclined to have supper with me                     
                    tonight and my family.                                 

          Ellie looks back at the soup on the stove.                       

                              ELLIE                                        
                    I’d love too really I would! But,                      
                    my brother William just got into                       
                    town. I wanted to fix him a nice                       
                    home cooked meal.                                      

          Charlie nods with defeat.                                        

                              CHARLIE                                      
                    Another time then.                                     

          Charlie backs away with a sad smile. Ellie can read his          
          disappointment. She tries to think of something,...              

                              ELLIE                                        
                    Why don’t you if you want, have                        
                    dinner with me and my brother.                         

          Charlie stops.                                                   

                              CHARLIE                                      
                    I’d love to. Do you think he would                     
                    mind?                                                  

                              ELLIE                                        
                    No. I’m sure he would love the                         
                    company.                                               

          Charlie smiles widely backing up once more.                      

                              CHARLIE                                      
                    I’m going to go home and get shined                    
                    up. Fix my hair and such.                              

                              ELLIE                                        
                    I’ll be waiting, Charlie Hobbs.                        

          Charlie turns around almost tripping over a rock catching        
          himself.                                                         

          Ellie just a smiling.                                            

          CUT TO:
                                                                 44.       

          INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - AFTERNOON                                   

          Joe alone in his room. He stands up out of the bed, he moves     
          to a mirror near the left wall.                                  

                              JOE                                          
                    I look like hell.                                      

          Joe’s eye is black and swelled. His head still bandaged. He      
          smiles at his reflection.                                        

          A knock.                                                         

          Harvey is standing there.                                        

                              JOE DALLAS                                   
                    You don’t look like you’re making                      
                    shine.                                                 

                              HARVEY                                       
                    Neither do you.                                        

          Joe turns around and sits on the bed.                            

                              JOE                                          
                    What you doing here, Harvey?                           

          Harvey comes in the room fully, taking a nearby chair and        
          sitting down.                                                    

                              HARVEY                                       
                    I wanted to talk to you.                               

                              JOE                                          
                    Well, talk.                                            

          Harvey seems nervous, he is hesitant.                            

                              HARVEY                                       
                    I can’t take this anymore. I want a                    
                    normal life, and I’ve been thinking                    
                    about it a while now. I’m thinking                     
                    of leaving.                                            

                              JOE                                          
                    Leaving!? You aint leaving.                            

          Harvey is a little taken aback by these words.                   

                              HARVEY                                       
                    I’m a man now, you can’t tell me                       
                    what to do!                                            

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             45.       

                              JOE                                          
                    Oh, will see about that.                               

          Harvey sees the intense look on Joe’s face.                      

                              HARVEY                                       
                    Wait, Joe! This town hates us.                         
                    Moonshining aint a business to be                      
                    in. Maybe were an old horse that                       
                    needs to be put out to pasture.                        

                              JOE                                          
                    You listen here. Were family in                        
                    case you forgot!                                       

                              HARVEY                                       
                    Me leaving isn’t changing that                         
                    fact.                                                  

                              JOE                                          
                    I swore to ma, I would keep this                       
                    family together. And I dam well,                       
                    will!                                                  

          Harvey shakes his head, No:                                      

                              JOE                                          
                    Things are tough here, I know it.                      
                    Give us some time, rules change,                       
                    people change.                                         

                              HARVEY                                       
                    This isn’t a life I want to live. I                    
                    should have a girl now. I should be                    
                    building a house and something for                     
                    my family, my own family. Instead,                     
                    I’m making moonshine, dealing with                     
                    drunk girls Robert brings home.                        

                              JOE                                          
                    You’re a child. You don’t know what                    
                    you want.                                              

                              HARVEY                                       
                    I’m not leaving, not yet. I’ll stay                    
                    until I raise enough money to go.                      

                              JOE                                          
                    I just won’t pay you than.                             

          Harvey stands up.                                                

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             46.       

                              HARVEY                                       
                    You can’t keep us together by                          
                    holding us down. It’s like you aint                    
                    listening to a word I say.                             

                              JOE                                          
                    Shut up. Bring the car around, I’m                     
                    going home.                                            

          Joe stands up removing his bandage from his head.                

                              HARVEY                                       
                    Did the doc say you were all right?                    

                              JOE                                          
                    Tip top. See!?                                         

          Joe holds open his arms with a smirk.                            

                              JOE                                          
                    Now, go get the car!                                   

          Harvey leaves the room with Joe shaking his head in              
          disappointment.                                                  

          INT. CHURCH - AFTERNOON                                          

          William enters the church ignoring the turning heads of the      
          congregation.                                                    

          Delvin is on stage seeing William he continues his sermon        
          giving William a nod of recognition.                             

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    We now will give ourselves to God.                     
                    Take this bread.                                       

          A small plate of bread is being passed around the                
          congregation with bread on it, which people are taking a         
          small piece and putting it in on their tongue.                   

          CUT TO:                                                          

          EXT. FOREST - AFTERNOON                                          

          William and Harvey walking.                                      

                              HARVEY                                       
                    What you need a few jars for?                          

          William stops.                                                   

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             47.       

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Today, Delvin invited us to church.                    
                    I reckon, we show up.                                  

                              HARVEY                                       
                    I don’t think, Joe, will care for                      
                    that idea. So, what’s the moonshine                    
                    for?                                                   

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Thinking of giving the church                          
                    something to, scream about.                            

          CUT TO:                                                          

          INT. CHURCH - AFTERNOON                                          

          William smiling.                                                 

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    This bread is the body of God. Take                    
                    it and place it on your tongue.                        

          People putting it on their tongue.                               

          Delvin nods as several small cups are passed around with         
          liquid in them.                                                  

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    Now take this. In this is the blood                    
                    of Jesus. And with it we become a                      
                    part of him. Joined by faith. A                        
                    promise to be worthy of his love                       
                    forever and always.                                    

          The cups are passed out.                                         

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    Raise your glasses, now drink the                      
                    blood of Christ our Lord and                           
                    Savior.                                                

          The cups are raised. Delvin raises his cup, but a smell          
          stops him. He takes his goblet close to his nose.                

          William watches with a smirk all over his face.                  

          The people lift the cups and drink.                              

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    No! stop!                                              

          Everyone coughs and spits.                                       

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             48.       

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Sinners will sin, Delvin!                              

          William bows as Delvin’s face grows red, knocking his goblet     
          off the podium.                                                  

          William turns around heading outside.                            

          EXT. OUTSIDE CHURCH - AFTERNOON                                  

          William comes out and begins to walk when Delvin and Hampton     
          run outside.                                                     

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    Demon! heathen!                                        

          William turns around his smile unflinching.                      

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    You wreck people’s lives, you                          
                    should expect the same ten fold in                     
                    return.                                                

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    By God’s judgement I hope he                           
                    strikes you down! Heathen! Darkness                    
                    bringer!                                               

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I guess were all sinners now. That                     
                    blood of Christ was the finest                         
                    moonshine this far the Mississippi.                    

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    You are the devil, boy.                                

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    You’re a sinner now just like me.                      
                    How did that taste going down.                         
                    Second cup his always the best, I                      
                    think.                                                 

          Delvin says nothing, his face burns red. Even Hampton is         
          looking at him.                                                  

          Delvin rushes at William punching him, yelling at him.           

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    I’m not a sinner! Heathen! I am an                     
                    Apostle of his word! Gods gift!                        

          A punch at William on the floor hitting his face again and       
          again.                                                           

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             49.       

          People begin to come out of the church watching Delvin           
          beating William to a pulp.                                       

                              HAMPTON                                      
                    Delvin,...                                             

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    How dare you! How dare you!                            

          Another punch and Delvin is pulled off William by Hampton.       

                              HAMPTON                                      
                    Delvin!                                                

          Hampton stops standing and looking around as his flock is        
          now standing around him. His hair untidy.                        

          He takes a breath fixing his hair.                               

          He spots all of the Dallas boys standing and watching him        
          beating William.                                                 

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    forgive me! This, this follower of                     
                    sin, he,... Tempted me with words                      
                    and actions of evil and I had no                       
                    choice.                                                

          William stands up giving out a chuckle.                          

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    It’s their fault! The Dallas boys!                     
                    They brought this evil into our                        
                    town!                                                  

                              WILLIAM ARCHER                               
                    Remember early when you asked who                      
                    was on my side?                                        

          Delvin stops talking and looks to William who wipes his          
          bloody face.                                                     

                              WILLIAM ARCHER CONTINUED                     
                    You may have God, but I got the                        
                    Dallas boys and right now, I think                     
                    they are set to win.                                   

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    Blasphemy! We are not scared of                        
                    you! You’ll run away leaving them                      
                    to clean up your mess!                                 

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             50.       

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I am a runner. When life got to                        
                    tough here, I run off. I joined                        
                    people, I did things. But, off all                     
                    the things I’ve seen you are the                       
                    worst evil.                                            

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    Evil? ha! I am a child of God.                         

                              WILLIAM ARCHER                               
                    I hope so. Because I’m no longer                       
                    running. I’m staying here and you                      
                    can mark my words. By the end of                       
                    this, it’s either going to be you                      
                    standing or us.                                        

          William spits blood on the ground and turns around walking       
          away. The Dallas boys following.                                 

                              JOE                                          
                    I don’t know if you’re stupid or a                     
                    genius.                                                

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    It will be me. It will!                                

          William says nothing as he walks.                                

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    Our church will stand!                                 

          William and the Dallas boys walking away,...                     

          A beat.                                                          

          EXT. CREEK - AFTERNOON                                           

          William sits down at the edge of the creek, his father body      
          still bopping back and forth.                                    

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I’m sorry, pa. I know I told you I                     
                    wouldn’t be gone long, But weeks                       
                    turned to months and time fell from                    
                    me. I wish I could of told you                         
                    goodbye. Wish I could of said a lot                    
                    of things. You were a good man and                     
                    you don’t deserve to dissolve in a                     
                    creek.                                                 

          William stands up as music begins to play.                       

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             51.       

                              SARAH (OS)                                   
                    I wanted to invite you over for                        
                    dinner tonight.                                        

          William stares up at Sarah who is walking over.                  

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I can’t.                                               

          She is about to ask why.                                         

                              WILLIAM CONTINUED                            
                    We still haven’t been introduced                       
                    proper like.                                           

                              SARAH                                        
                    You know my name and I know yours.                     

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Even so. I would, but my sister                        
                    kinda had her hopes of me eating                       
                    with her tonight and some boy.                         

          Sarah is sad.                                                    

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    You’re welcomed to join us. There’s                    
                    more than enough.                                      

                              SARAH                                        
                    The Dallas boys need me to fix up                      
                    their food.                                            

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I think they can survive without                       
                    you for one night.                                     

                              SARAH                                        
                    A night? I thought it was just                         
                    dinner?                                                

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Well, I am a keen chess player as                      
                    well.                                                  

          Sarah and William look at each other smiling no words            
          needing to be spoken, they like each other.                      

                              SARAH                                        
                    I’ll see you tomorrow.                                 

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             52.       

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Tomorrow it is than. Maybe, I’ll                       
                    even get your name.                                    

          Sarah shakes her head walking off.                               

          William grabs a shovel and begins to dig near a tree.            

          CUT TO:                                                          

          EXT. DALLAS COTTAGE - AFTERNOON                                  

          Harvey and Joe get out of the truck. Sarah comes out hugging     
          Joe and gesturing her brothers inside the house.                 

          Joe goes to the back of the truck finding it loaded with         
          moonshine. He nods to Harvey who smiles.                         

          CUT TO:                                                          

          EXT. CREEK - AFTERNOON                                           

          William is near a tree just outside his sisters home. He has     
          dug a grave.                                                     

          He walks down to the creek, grabs his father and wraps him       
          in a white sheet. He lowers him into the hole.                   

          Ellie is out now. She is crying, resting her head on             
          William’s shoulder.                                              

          He hugs her, before he returns to burying his father.            

          Charlie walks up as they finish their goodbyes to their          
          father.                                                          

          Charlie and William shake hands and enter the house.             

          CUT TO:                                                          

          INT. ELLIE’S HOUSE - AFTERNOON                                   

          Ellie pours soup for Charlie and William who has his face        
          cleaned up. He sips the soup.                                    

          Charlie smiles, and Ellie laughs as William mentions her         
          when she was young.                                              

          William looks outside, the sun is slowly fading.                 

          CUT TO:
                                                                 53.       

          INT. OLD SMOKEY BAR - NIGHT                                      

          Sarah has a rag in her hand she is rubbing down the bar, a       
          few people in the bar discussing the fight between Delvin        
          and William.                                                     

          Sarah looks up finding William.                                  

          The music slowly fades.                                          

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    I figured with all the ruckus                          
                    that’s started, and me being a no                      
                    show for dinner, maybe you would                       
                    like a strong man to walk you home.                    

                              SARAH                                        
                    Sure, if you can find one.                             

          William chuckles. He heads to the bar sitting down. Sarah        
          making him a drink.                                              

                              SARAH                                        
                    So you sticking around I take it?                      

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    Yeah, I reckon I should considering                    
                    your brother offered me a job with                     
                    him.                                                   

                              SARAH                                        
                    And you don’t want to get on, Joe’s                    
                    bad side.                                              

          PULL BACK:                                                       

          Their words begin to drown out.                                  

                              WILLIAM                                      
                    No, from what I hear handle himself                    
                    in a fight and as you know I can’t.                    

          Sarah smiles.                                                    

          INT. DELVIN’S LIVING ROOM - NIGHT                                

          Delvin is sitting in a rocking chair, a cat walking around       
          the room like it owns it.                                        

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    I don’t care. We’ve come to far. To                    
                    far!                                                   

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             54.       

          Hampton is standing by the fire place and Donald is sitting      
          an another chair near his brother.                               

                              DONALD Q                                     
                    These Dallas boys are more trouble,                    
                    than the Martin boy returning.                         

                              HAMPTON                                      
                    What would you have us do?                             

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    I don’t know, yet. They need to be                     
                    dealt with. This town is just the                      
                    first step. Elections are in late                      
                    summer and I want to win. That’s                       
                    where the real change begins.                          

                              DONALD Q                                     
                    They embarrassed you in front of                       
                    the flock. They may start to                           
                    question the resolve.                                  

          Delvin stands up.                                                

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    This just strengthens the resolve.                     
                    May even help you tighten your grip                    
                    on those boys and their moonshine.                     

                              HAMPTON                                      
                    I hear they even got the William                       
                    boy working with them now too.                         

                              DELVIN SINCLAIR                              
                    Sin seeps in everywhere. We have to                    
                    strike those they love and get them                    
                    at their knees.                                        

                              DONALD Q                                     
                    Why don’t we just kill them.                           

          Delvin looks from his brother to Hampton who shrugs his          
          shoulder with no better idea.                                    

                              DONALD Q                                     
                    Just kill them.                                        

          BLACK:                                                           

                              END

Cold And Fog – First draft

                                                                           
Bill was a troubled man who after 5 years turns over a new leaf.
His world is shaken when they find the granddaughter 
he didn't know he had.                                                           

                                   Screenplay
                                                                           

          INT. BEDROOM - AFTERNOON                                         

          FADE IN:                                                         

          An old fashioned bedroom, guns on the walls. Pictures of         
          Bill, his wife, and his little girl holding up ducks             
          smiling.                                                         

          Several other photos sit on the dresser next to bullets, and     
          various empty bottle of liquor. An ashtray sits filled with      
          cigarettes most half smoked.                                     

          Bill,48, is sitting on the edge of his bed. Gray has started     
          to leave streaks through his hair and his beard. A bottle of     
          liquor in his hands which he quickly takes to his mouth and      
          swallows hard.                                                   

          INT. LIVING ROOM - AFTERNOON                                     

          A dozen people are gathered sitting, standing, all in talk       
          about Ellen, Bill’s wife.                                        

          A picture sits over the food table of Ellen smiling. People      
          moving along it helping themselves to cheese and crackers.       

          Sarah,18, sits with her arms wrapped around her boyfriend,       
          Gillian, 27, a country bad ass. She looks at him with love       
          in her eyes as the sadness over her mothers passing comes        
          and goes.                                                        

                              GILLIAN                                      
                    You wanna take a hit?                                  

          Sarah glances around at what little family and friends are       
          there. Many sharing memories of, Ellen.                          

                              SARAH                                        
                    Baby, this is my momma’s funeral.                      

          Gillian shaking his head understanding.                          

                              GILLIAN                                      
                    Figured it take away some of the                       
                    pain, you know I hate to see you                       
                    cry.                                                   

          She smiles kissing his lips and he back at her.                  

          Bill comes out of his bedroom barley able to walk. He uses       
          the walls of his small home to keep up.                          

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              2.       

                              MAN                                          
                    Bill, you all right? You need to                       
                    sit down?                                              

          The man with glasses tries to help, Bill, but is pushed          
          away.                                                            

                              BILL                                         
                         (whisper)                                         
                    Get your goddamn hands of me.                          

                              MAN                                          
                    Say again, bill?                                       

                              BILL                                         
                         (yells)                                           
                    Get your God damn hands of me!                         

          The man backs up shocked, everyone is looking to Bill even       
          Sarah and Gillian.                                               

                              BILL                                         
                    You bunch of fakes!                                    

          Everyone looks appalled.                                         

                              BILL CONTINUED                               
                    You come here and eat my food.                         
                    Drink my beer!                                         

          Estella, 56, comes over trying to hush, Bill.                    

                              ESTELLA                                      
                    Bill, this aint the time nor place.                    
                    You think, Ellen would like -                          

                              BILL                                         
                    Get out! all of you! Freeloaders!                      
                    Go! Before I grab my gun!                              

          Everyone stands up, slowly heading out.                          

          Jack,30, comes over to Bill.                                     

                              JACK                                         
                    Bill settle down.                                      

                              BILL                                         
                    Jack, get off me!                                      

          Bills angry spitting as he speaks.                               

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              3.       

                              BILL                                         
                    Where were you people when she went                    
                    bald! When she shit on herself! I                      
                    was there! I was there Goddammit!                      

          Bill falls to his knees as Estella is the last one to leave      
          the room. Sarah, and, Gillian standing and watching Bill.        

                              BILL                                         
                    Get outta here!                                        

                              JACK                                         
                    Bill, come on. This isn’t right.                       

          Sarah walks over to, Bill who looks up at her eyes red and       
          running.                                                         

                              SARAH                                        
                    Leave it, Jack. He knows.                              

                              BILL                                         
                    Know what?                                             

                              SARAH                                        
                    I hate you.                                            

                              BILL                                         
                         (sarcastically)                                   
                    You hate me so much, why you here                      
                    then?                                                  

                              SARAH                                        
                    You’re nothing but a drunk old man.                    
                    Mamma, was afraid of you but I’m                       
                    not. Me and Gillian are running off                    
                    together.                                              

          Bill’s face grows with anger.                                    

                              SARAH CONTINUED                              
                    We going to get married and forget                     
                    about you and this stupid town.                        

                              BILL                                         
                    Its so easy to leave your family?                      
                    Leave your daddy behind!?                              

          Gillian comes over next to Sarah.                                

          Sarah eyes water.                                                

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              4.       

                              SARAH                                        
                    When were you a father to me? when                     
                    you were hitting mom!? When you                        
                    were drinking the weekends away!? I                    
                    hate you!                                              

          She wipes her eyes.                                              

                              GILLIAN                                      
                    Come on, babe.                                         

                              SARAH                                        
                    Were going. I never want to see you                    
                    again.                                                 

                              BILL                                         
                    Say it again slower so I can care!                     

          Sarah yells in anger grabbing the nearest glass bowl             
          throwing it at her father.                                       

          The bowl hits the wall shattering.                               

          Jack standing on the side looking shocked.                       

          EXT. OUTSIDE HOME - AFTERNOON                                    

          Sarah and Gillian heading to his old dirty Lincoln town car.     

                              BILL                                         
                    Go on!                                                 

          Sarah shakes her head to Gillian who gets in the car with        
          Sarah starting the engine and driving backwards.                 

          Bill comes out of the house with his bottle empty, he swings     
          back and tosses the bottle at the car, but misses widely.        

          The car turns around heading off.                                

          Bill stands broken and alone, wiping his beard.                  

          Circle Bill as he watches his daughter driving off and out       
          of his life.                                                     

          Jack at the door watching Bill standing in silence. He comes     
          down next to Bill.                                               

                              JACK                                         
                    Come on, lets get you fixed up.                        

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              5.       

                              BILL                                         
                    I’m alone.                                             

                              JACK                                         
                    You think she’ll come back?                            

                              BILL                                         
                         (scoffs)                                          
                    With her tail between her legs.                        

          Jack turns around heading back into the house. Bill reaches      
          into a pocket removing a small bottle and chugging it            
          quickly.                                                         

          FADE OUT:                                                        

          An acoustic guitar plays in our ears.                            

          EXT. BOGGY CREEK - MORNING                                       

          A boggy creek at the wee hours of the morning. The sun has       
          just started to peek its head out, the fog still silently        
          hovering above the creeks water.                                 

          Bill passes us walking into a barrage of trees followed by,      
          Jack.                                                            

          Bill looks much better. His hair is fully gray now and           
          slicked back.                                                    

          He and Jack are dressed in hunting clothes with shotguns in      
          their hands.                                                     

          EXT. FOREST - MORNING                                            

          Bill and Jack walking through the forest.                        

          The guitar still playing over the sounds of their feet           
          breaking twigs and the sounds of the morning.                    

          Moments later,...                                                

          Sitting at the edge of the lake their guns at the ready.         

          A flock of geese flutter out of the right.                       

          BAM! BAM!                                                        

          Their guns blast two ducks falling into the water of the         
          creek.                                                           

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              6.       

          Bill pats, Jacks, back gesturing for him to go into the          
          water. Jack hesitant.                                            

          CUT TO:                                                          

          They are walking out with bunch of geese on their lines.         
          Jack’s pants wet up to his crotch.                               

          The guitar fades.                                                

          EXT. BOGGY CREEK - MORNING                                       

          Bill’s truck his parked by the main road.                        

          Jack tosses the geese into the back of the truck.                

          Bill opening a cooler and removing a bottle of water. Two        
          beers sitting next to another water in the cooler.               

                              JACK                                         
                    Sorry about those. Michelle                            
                    forgets.                                               

                              BILL                                         
                    Boy, its fine. Just cause I don’t                      
                    drink any longer doesn’t mean you                      
                    have to stop too.                                      

                              JACK                                         
                    Still, I don’t want temptation to                      
                    find its way back into those hands                     
                    of yours.                                              

          Bill sips the water wiping his mouth.                            

                              JACK                                         
                    How longs it been?                                     

                              BILL                                         
                    2 years next week.                                     

          Jack opens his hands, Bill tossing a water bottle to Jack.       

                              JACK                                         
                    Proud of you. I honestly didn’t                        
                    think you had it in you.                               

                              BILL                                         
                    Neither did I.                                         

          Bill looks to his watch.                                         

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              7.       

                              BILL                                         
                    You ready?                                             

          Jack nods getting in the truck, Bill drives.                     

          EXT. CHURCH - MORNING                                            

          An old church. Cars parked all around it. People dressed in      
          their best heading to worship.                                   

          INT. CHURCH - AFTERNOON                                          

          Bill standing along with others. A bible in his hand, open       
          and he is singing with the rest of the congregation.             

          The whole church is up.                                          

          EXT. CHURCH - AFTERNOON                                          

          Church is over. Everyone is leaving heading out into their       
          cars.                                                            

          The sheriffs car is sitting outside.                             

          Bill comes out.                                                  

                              PRIEST                                       
                    Good to see you, Bill. How’s the                       
                    hunting?                                               

                              BILL                                         
                    As good as ever. Beat Jack two                         
                    geese out of three.                                    

          Sheriff Donnelly comes over his hat off his head.                

                              DONNELLY                                     
                    Bill?                                                  

          Bill turns facing the Sheriff.                                   

                              BILL                                         
                    Sheriff.                                               

          Sheriff Donnelly looks hesitant with bad news.
                                                                  8.       

          INT. CAR - AFTERNOON                                             

          Bill is driving following the Sheriff in his car.                

                              DONNELLY (VO)                                
                    Landlord found her when he came to                     
                    collect the rent. The apartment was                    
                    disgusting, almost unlivable.                          

          Bill wipes his eyes.                                             

                              BILL (VO)                                    
                    Is she alive?                                          

                              DONNELLY                                     
                    We don’t know and since your the                       
                    only family, they called for you.                      

          Bill looks determined.                                           

          INT. POLICE STATION - AFTERNOON                                  

          Bill stands in front of a door. Sheriff Donnelly is front of     
          him.                                                             

                              DONNELLY                                     
                    You all right with this?                               

          Bill nods not really sure.                                       

                              DONNELLY                                     
                    How longs it been?                                     

                              BILL                                         
                    How longs what been?                                   

                              DONNELLY                                     
                    Look I know this is sensitive, but                     
                    how longs it been since you seen                       
                    her?                                                   

          Bill thinks about it.                                            

                              BILL                                         
                    Since, Ellen’s funeral. Five years                     
                    give or take. I’m fine, with this.                     

          Donnelly nods.                                                   

                              DONNELLY                                     
                    I’ll go and talk with the officer                      
                    and give you two a couple of                           
                    minutes.                                               

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              9.       

                              BILL                                         
                    Thanks, Don.                                           

          Donnelly, pats, Bill’s shoulder.                                 

          Bill rubs his hand through his hair, he wipes his face.          

          He enters the room.                                              

          INT. INTERROGATION ROOM - AFTERNOON                              

          Follow, Bill, into the room. He stands with the door open.       

                              BILL                                         
                    Hi.                                                    

          He shuts the door.                                               

          A little girl 4 years old sits at the table eating a             
          sandwich like she hasn’t eaten in days.                          

                              BILL                                         
                    Your, Sarah’s, little girl?                            

          She says nothing, just stares at Bill like the stranger he       
          is.                                                              

          Bill pulls out the chair in front of the little girl             
          watching her.                                                    

                              BILL                                         
                    It’s okay. You can eat. Go on now.                     

          She is hesitant at first before digging in. She is the           
          spitting image of, Sarah.                                        

                              BILL                                         
                    Look, um.                                              
                         (himself)                                         
                    Come on, bill.                                         

          The little girl chews on bits of her sandwich.                   

                              BILL                                         
                    I’m your grandpa.                                      

          The little girl stops chewing looks at, Bill for a moment        
          before continuing eating.                                        

          She keeps eating.                                                

          A beat.
                                                                 10.       

          INT. POLICE STATION - AFTERNOON                                  

          Bill, comes out of the room. Donnelly back and waiting for       
          him.                                                             

                              DONNELLY                                     
                    Her name is Abbie. She’s four.                         
                    Doesn’t talk much.                                     

                              BILL                                         
                    Where’s Sarah, Where’s my daughter?                    

                              DONNELLY                                     
                    They don’t know. They were staying                     
                    at a hotel. One of those cheap                         
                    dives in the next town.                                

          Donnelly looks hesitant to mention the next part.                

                              BILL                                         
                    Spit it out, Don.                                      

                              DONNELLY                                     
                    She was selling herself, Bill. Been                    
                    arrested 2 times in the last 6                         
                    months. Say, Gillian, you know him?                    

                              BILL                                         
                    That dumb ass she was with?                            

                              DONNELLY                                     
                    Apparently, He ran her.                                

          Bill looks angry and sad his hand over his mouth.                

                              DONNELLY                                     
                    I know its alot to take in.                            

                              BILL                                         
                    Do they know where she is?                             

                              DONNELLY                                     
                    Abbie was in that room 3 days                          
                    before she was found. No, trace of,                    
                    Sarah, or Gillian. There searching                     
                    for her.                                               

          Bill stares through the doors window at, Abbie.                  

                              BILL                                         
                    What about her, Abbie?
                                                                 11.       

          EXT. ROAD - AFTERNOON                                            

          Bills, truck driving up the road heading home.                   

                              DONNELLY (VO)                                
                    The only kin she has is you. She’s                     
                    yours if you want her.                                 

                              BILL (VO)                                    
                    And if I don’t.                                        

                              DONNELLY (VO)                                
                    Well, she’ll go back with the                          
                    officers and most likely go with                       
                    social services.                                       

          INT. TRUCK - AFTERNOON                                           

          Bill, driving his eyes on the road, every few seconds he         
          looks over at the seat beside him.                               

                              BILL (VO)                                    
                    I’ll take her.                                         

          Abbie is fast asleep laying in the seat beside, Bill. He         
          smiles while looking at her.                                     

                              BILL (VO)                                    
                    You call me the minute they find                       
                    her, Don.                                              

                              DONNELLY (VO)                                
                    Your doing the right thing, Bill.                      

          Bill keeps his eyes on the road.                                 

          EXT. OUTSIDE HOME - AFTERNOON                                    

          Bill gets out of his truck moving around to the passenger        
          side. Opening the door, he picks up, Abbie.                      

          Carriers her into his mobile home.                               

          INT. HOME - AFTERNOON                                            

          He moves through the tidy home. Things look well put             
          together.                                                        

          He moves past the kitchen and living room through the small      
          hall.                                                            

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             12.       

          BEDROOM:                                                         

          He lays her in bed, he covers her up. He stands up staring       
          at little, Abbie. Fast asleep after a long morning.              

          KITCHEN:                                                         

          Bill, is cooking on the stove. Some soup in a big pot. He is     
          stirring it’s content when a knock hits his door.                

                              BILL                                         
                    Whose is it?                                           

                              JACK                                         
                    Me.                                                    

                              BILL                                         
                    It’s open.                                             

          The door opens and Jack comes in looking cleaned up, in          
          actual clothes and not hunting gear.                             

                              BILL                                         
                    Wow, look at you. Where you headed                     
                    off too?                                               

                              JACK                                         
                    I told you this morning. I got a                       
                    date with that lovely waitress who                     
                    works at Archies shop.                                 

          Bill smirks.                                                     

                              BILL                                         
                    That’s right, the nice one. Blue                       
                    eyed girl.                                             

                              JACK                                         
                    I came by to make sure you, okay.                      

                              BILL                                         
                    Why wouldn’t I be?                                     

                              JACK                                         
                    News travels fast. Say you taking                      
                    care of a girl. That she’s,                            
                    Sarah’s.                                               

                              BILL                                         
                    The gossip in this town -                              

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             13.       

                              JACK                                         
                    Is it true?                                            

                              BILL                                         
                    So what if it is!?                                     

                              JACK                                         
                    I’m just asking, Bill. A kids a lot                    
                    of responsibility.                                     

                              BILL                                         
                    I know, I raised one remember!                         

                              JACK                                         
                    I’m here to help you if need be.                       

          Bill takes a seat his hands through his slick hair again.        

                              BILL                                         
                    There is something you can do. You                     
                    still have that friend over in the                     
                    next town.                                             

                              JACK                                         
                    Yeah, Edward Higgs. Walks with the                     
                    limp.                                                  

                              BILL                                         
                    You think you can tell him to look                     
                    at for, Sarah, for me?                                 

                              JACK                                         
                    Of course. He owes me a favor or                       
                    two.                                                   

                              BILL                                         
                    I owe you one.                                         

                              JACK                                         
                    No, Jack you don’t. You take care,                     
                    I’ll be round tomorrow. Maybe you                      
                    can introduce me to the little                         
                    lady.                                                  

                              BILL                                         
                    Get out of here.                                       

          Jack smirks leaving.                                             

          Bill sits there with his eyes on the pot stewing. He takes       
          out his old tired looking wallet, a picture crumbled in one      
          of the wallets pockets.                                          

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             14.       

          Bill and Sarah, 10. She is on a horse and he is holding onto     
          her, both smiling happily.                                       

          CUT TO:                                                          

          Moments later,...                                                

          Bill moves to a closest. He opens it. In it is a chest. He       
          opens the chest, girl toys. Girl things inside. A little         
          stuffed toy, a doll.                                             

                              BILL                                         
                    Jelly belly.                                           

          Bill smiles as he closes the chest and leaves the closest        
          with the toy.                                                    

          CUT TO:                                                          

          Later,...                                                        

          Abbie peeking round the corner, as Bill is setting out the       
          plates for the soup.                                             

          Bill sees her peeking.                                           

                              BILL                                         
                    Hello little, Abbie. Are you                           
                    hungry? Come here.                                     

          Bill gestures, Abbie over. He pours soup into her bowl and       
          into his own.                                                    

          Abbie is still hesitant.                                         

          Bill grabs the doll from the table slowly heading over to,       
          Abbie who stays peeked behind the wall.                          

          Bill bends down just before the wall. He raises Jelly Belly      
          shaking it in front of the girl, peeking her interest.           

                              BILL                                         
                    You like that? It use to belong to                     
                    your mommma.                                           

          Bill holds it out for her, but she doesn’t take it.              

                              BILL CONTINUED                               
                         (happily)                                         
                    She use to hold it, take it                            
                    everywhere she went. I had to pray                     
                    it out her hands one day just so                       
                    she would let it go.                                   

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             15.       

          Bill looks at with a loving memory.                              

                              BILL                                         
                    I think it right if you have it.                       
                    Here, Your mama named it, Jelly                        
                    Belly.                                                 

          Abbie eases out taking the doll in hand.                         

                              BILL                                         
                    You look just like her you know,                       
                    your momma.                                            

          Bill stands up watching, Abbie, playing with the doll.           

                              BILL                                         
                    You hungry? You got to be hungry, I                    
                    made something your momma use to                       
                    love and bout the only real thing I                    
                    knows how make.                                        

          Abbie nods holding out a hand.                                   

          Bill looks at it and smiles taking, Abbie’s hand and leading     
          her to the kitchen table.                                        

          Bill sits her down at the table and he moves to his side         
          sitting.                                                         

          She is too small, barley able to see over the table.             

          Bill smirks at this, glancing around.                            

          CUT TO:                                                          

          Bill is sitting and eating his soup with bread.                  

          Abbie, is up high sitting on a bunch of books. She is            
          sipping her soup.                                                

                              BILL                                         
                    Good?                                                  

          Abbie nods sipping soup and then giving some to, Jelly           
          Belly.                                                           

          They both sit there in silence eating.                           

          Bill, looking at, Abbie, every few seconds with a smirk.         

          MOMENTS LATER,...                                                

          Bill is washing the dishes, Abbie is still at the table          
          playing silently with, Jelly Belly.                              

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             16.       

          Bill wipes his hands.                                            

                              BILL                                         
                    You sleepy?                                            

          Abbie, shakes her head.                                          

                              BILL                                         
                    Want to watch some T.V. I aint got                     
                    much channels. Just the news and a                     
                    couple old style stations.                             

          Abbie, again shakes her head.                                    

          Bill is in thought.                                              

                              BILL                                         
                    I know. Do you like hot some hot                       
                    chocolate?                                             

          Abbie, nods: Yes.                                                

                              BILL                                         
                    The sky’s clear tonight. The stars                     
                    are going to be out, you wanna                         
                    drink hot chocolate and watch the                      
                    stars.                                                 

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Yes!                                                   

          Bill gestures her over.                                          

                              BILL                                         
                    Want to help me make it.                               

          Abbie jumps off the books and slowly comes over to, Bill. He     
          pulls out the packets to make hot chocolate.                     

          EXT. OUTSIDE HOME - NIGHT                                        

          Bill comes outside holding two cups of hot chocolate the         
          steam rising from the mugs. He also has a blanket thrown         
          over his arm.                                                    

          Abbie comes out staring up at the sky.                           

                              BILL                                         
                    Hold on, wait for me.                                  

          He lays down the mugs on the hood of his truck, opening the      
          flatbed, laying the blanket down. He grabs the drinks and        
          sits in the back.                                                

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             17.       

                              BILL                                         
                    Up here?                                               

          Abbie nods: Yes:                                                 

          He picks her up and sits her and Jelly Belly on the back of      
          the truck.                                                       

                              BILL                                         
                    Here, be careful its hot.                              

          Abbie takes the mug slowly sipping it.                           

                              BILL                                         
                    I use to sit out here with your                        
                    grandma, Ellen.                                        

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Grandma?                                               

                              BILL                                         
                    She long since passed on, but                          
                    before she did. I use to love the                      
                    being out here with her. Just                          
                    staring up. Watching the first snow                    
                    fall.                                                  

                              ABBIE                                        
                    What about mommy?                                      

          Bill glances up the thought not a happy one and back to,         
          Abbie.                                                           

                              BILL                                         
                    She was in to other things. The                        
                    stars didn’t impress her much.                         

          Abbie, sips at the hot coco.                                     

                              BILL                                         
                         (hesitant)                                        
                    Do you know where your mama is?                        

                              ABBIE                                        
                    No, she told me to wait for her and                    
                    I wait. But, she never came.                           

                              BILL                                         
                    Who did she leave with, Gillian?                       

          Abbie looks at, Bill.                                            

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             18.       

                              ABBIE                                        
                         (softly)                                          
                    I don’t think so.                                      

          Abbie again drinks her coco.                                     

                              BILL                                         
                    Did she ever tell you about me?                        
                    Your, mama?                                            

          She shakes her head: No.                                         

          Bill takes a sip of his coco.                                    

                              BILL                                         
                    You can lay back if you want, see                      
                    the stars better that way.                             

          Bill lays back sitting his coco down. Abbie does the same        
          thing.                                                           

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Those, those all stars?                                

                              BILL                                         
                    Most of them. You see that one                         
                    there. That one is called the,                         
                    Abbie star.                                            

          EXT. SKY - NIGHT                                                 

          Dozens of stars sparkle in the night. Dozens of them all         
          shaped and formed in different manners.                          

                              ABBIE                                        
                    After me?                                              

                              BILL                                         
                    Yeah, its named after you. It’s                        
                    that big bright one.                                   

          His finger comes into view pointing at the star in the sky       
          that is the brightest.                                           

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Who named it?
                                                                 19.       

          EXT. BACK OF TRUCK - NIGHT                                       

          Bill laying still looking up at the sky, Abbie laying beside     
          him, just not too close.                                         

                              BILL                                         
                    I did. I named that star after you.                    
                    And you see the two little stars by                    
                    it.                                                    

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Yeah.                                                  

                              BILL                                         
                    One is named after your mama, and                      
                    the other after your grandma.                          

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Ellen?                                                 

                              BILL                                         
                    That’s right. So whenever you feel                     
                    like they aren’t there with you.                       
                    You just look up and find those                        
                    three stars and you can see them.                      

          Abbie smiles.                                                    

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Tell me more.                                          

                              BILL                                         
                    More? okay.                                            

          His voice trails off.                                            

          A guitar starts to play.                                         

          EXT. SKY - NIGHT                                                 

          The night sky once again. This time speed up a bit. Showing      
          the stars moving slowly to the right as the earth moves. A       
          progression of time.                                             

          EXT. BACK OF TRUCK - NIGHT                                       

          Bill is talking just running his mouth telling tales. Abbie      
          reaches over and hugs him with her eyes closed, causing him      
          to stop.                                                         

          She fell asleep.
                                                                 20.       

          Bill is smiling, happy.                                          

          INT. HOME - NIGHT                                                

          Bill enters the mobile home, Abbie held in his arms. She is      
          fast asleep.                                                     

          He moves away from the kitchen and the living room.              

          Down the small hall to the bedroom.                              

          He lays her down once again, placing the blanket over her.       
          She is a sleeping angel.                                         

          He backs up shutting the door behind him.                        

          CUT TO:                                                          

          KITCHEN:                                                         

          He is washing the dishes. He wipes his hands and he moves to     
          the living room.                                                 

          He sits on the couch, turning on the T.V watching some old       
          cowboy show.                                                     

          He slowly falls asleep.                                          

          INT. SHOP - MORNING                                              

          Bill enters a clothing store, followed by, Abbie still in        
          her clothes she was found in.                                    

          The store clerk smiles seeing, Bill come in.                     

          ALICE,30, walks around the counter.                              

                              ALICE                                        
                    Hello, Bill.                                           

                              BILL                                         
                    Alice.                                                 

                              ALICE                                        
                    Whose this beautiful little girl?                      
                    Your granddaughter?                                    

                              BILL                                         
                    Gossip spreads quicker than horse                      
                    shit, in this town.                                    

          Abbie closes her ears.                                           

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             21.       

                              ALICE                                        
                    You can’t say those words to a                         
                    young girl.                                            

          Bill rolls his eyes.                                             

                              BILL                                         
                    Where are your girl clothes?                           

                              ALICE                                        
                    Over there.                                            

          Bill and Abbie move to the girl clothes, picking through         
          several dresses and pants, and shirts.                           

          He places a sunflower hat on, Abbie who laughs. She lays the     
          hat on Jelly Belly.                                              

          He stares out the window seeing a man who doesn’t look like      
          he is from these parts walk past the shop. Beard, and long       
          hair. Tattoos over his arm.                                      

          Bill, shakes it off.                                             

          The guitar still plays,...                                       

          EXT. STREET - AFTERNOON                                          

          Bill and Abbie are walking past a pet store. Cats clawing at     
          the window, babies.                                              

          Abbie starts jumping up and down at the window, pulling on       
          Bill’s hand, leading him into the pet shop.                      

          EXT. OUTSIDE HOME - AFTERNOON                                    

          Bill gets out carrying bags with clothes for Abbie, moving       
          to the back of the truck where a proper dinner chair sits.       

          Abbie, gets out carrying a little white cat with her.            

          CUT TO:                                                          

          Abbie is in the front yard running around with the little        
          cat chasing her.                                                 

          Bill, in a rocking chair watching her and laughing as the        
          little cat does all it can to catch up with her.                 

          Abbie, on the floor the cat walking on top of her and she        
          laughing at it.
                                                                 22.       

          INT. KITCHEN - NIGHT                                             

          Bill and Abbie sitting. She is in her new chair smiling          
          happily.                                                         

          The cat in the corner drinking milk from a bowl.                 

          Macaroni and cheese in their bowls.                              

                              BILL                                         
                    Good?                                                  

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Delicious! Right, Jelly Belly?                         

          Abbie holds the doll making it nod in agreement.                 

          LIVING ROOM:                                                     

          The guitar dies away.                                            

          Bill is sitting the couch, Abbie snuggled next to him.           
          Watching some kids movie on T.V.                                 

                              ABBIE                                        
                    How come mama never brought me here                    
                    before?                                                

          Bill is hesitant.                                                

                              BILL                                         
                    I think that’s something for you to                    
                    ask her when you see her.                              

                              ABBIE                                        
                    I miss her.                                            

          Bill, pulls, Abbie close hugging her.                            

                              BILL                                         
                    I do too.                                              

          Bill holds her, both watching the Television.                    

          FADE OUT:                                                        

          INT. LIVING ROOM - NIGHT                                         

          FADE IN:                                                         

          Bill, fast asleep on the couch. The television is on some        
          old cowboy show.                                                 

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             23.       

          BAM!                                                             

          The screen door slams shut, waking him from his slumber.         

                              BILL                                         
                    Ellen!?                                                

          Bill shakes the words from his mouth, he stands up seeing        
          the front door open.                                             

                              BILL                                         
                    What in the world?                                     

          Bill remembers, Abbie.                                           

          He gets up from the couch he glances around, she is not          
          there. He runs to the room, the doors open and Abbie is          
          gone.                                                            

                              BILL                                         
                    Abbie!? Abbie!?                                        

          Bill rushes outside.                                             

          EXT. OUTSIDE HOME - NIGHT                                        

          Bill’s truck sits out side lighted by the nights moonlight.      

                              BILL                                         
                    Abbie!                                                 

          Bill rushes down the steps.                                      

                              BILL                                         
                         (yelling)                                         
                    Abbie!                                                 

          Bill sees something ahead moving in the woods.                   

                              BILL                                         
                    Abbie!                                                 

          Bill rushes off into the woods.                                  

          EXT. WOODS - NIGHT                                               

          Bill is stumbling through the woods.                             

                              BILL                                         
                    Goddammit!                                             

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             24.       

          He stumbles grabbing on to a tree searching for, Abbie. His      
          feet almost falling over on himself.                             

          He stops.                                                        

          Left and right, straight ahead, he doesn’t know which way to     
          go.                                                              

          A scream!                                                        

          Bill runs right heading towards the creek.                       

                              BILL                                         
                    I’m coming! Abbie!                                     

          Bill moves past the trees, stopping.                             

          Jelly Belly on the ground.                                       

          He picks Jelly belly rushing forward.                            

          EXT. CREEK - NIGHT                                               

          Bill comes out of the trees.                                     

          Abbie is standing held by a man, the same man with long hair     
          and tattoos he had seen in town earlier.                         

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    Whoa, there papa bear.                                 

                              BILL                                         
                    Let her go, Goddammit!                                 

          Bill rushes forward.                                             

          Big Jim lifts his arm a gun in his hand.                         

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    Slow down, pops. We gots us                            
                    something to discuss. And you don’t                    
                    seem the type of man who would have                    
                    listened to me If i would’ve                           
                    knocked on your door.                                  

                              BILL                                         
                         (out of breath)                                   
                    It’s all right, sweetheart, I’m                        
                    going to get you.                                      

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             25.       

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    Yeah, its all right, Abbie.                            

                              BILL                                         
                    Who are you and what do you want?                      

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    People tend to listen when you wave                    
                    a big gun around.                                      
                         (chuckles)                                        
                    I’m Jim Reed. Or as I’m known Big                      
                    Jim.                                                   

                              BILL                                         
                    Get on with it. What do you want?                      

          Abbie stays silent. Her tears running down her cheek.            

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    Where’s your daughter, Bill?                           

                              BILL                                         
                    How the hell should I know. I                          
                    haven’t seen her in years.                             

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    I don’t think you want to be lying                     
                    to me.                                                 

          Big Jim points the gun at, Abbie’s head drawing a circle         
          with the tip.                                                    

                              BILL                                         
                    Stop pointing that gun at my                           
                    granddaughter! Point it at me!                         

          Big Jim does so.                                                 

                              BILL                                         
                    I haven’t seen her. Me and her                         
                    don’t exactly get along too well.                      

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    I heard. But, I know family, Bill.                     
                    I come to town looking for her and                     
                    low and behold you got her                             
                    daughter. Why would you have her if                    
                    you don’t get along?                                   

                              BILL                                         
                    Police brought her to me. I’m the                      
                    only kin she has. Now let her go?                      

          Big Jim thinks over his options.                                 

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             26.       

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    She owes a debt and that debt has                      
                    to be paid.                                            

                              BILL                                         
                    I’ll pay it. How much.                                 

          Big Jim laughs a hearty laugh.                                   

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    More than you can probably pay,                        
                    papa bear.                                             

                              BILL                                         
                    I was in the army. I’ve been saving                    
                    money. I have it.                                      

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    Twenty thousand. three days.                           

          Bill shakes his head in agreement: Yes.                          

                              BILL                                         
                    I have it that I promise you.                          

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    Three days. I’m coming back, either                    
                    we get the money or we get your                        
                    daughter.                                              

                              BILL                                         
                    I’ll have the money.                                   

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    I’m hoping you don’t. Maybe, might                     
                    even take this lovely lady.                            

          Big Jim smells, Abbie.                                           

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    She might make me a lot of money                       
                    when the time comes.                                   

                              BILL                                         
                    three days. Not here. When you come                    
                    into town, there’s a creek.                            

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    Yeah.                                                  

                              BILL                                         
                    Will meet there. Away from my home.                    

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             27.       

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    At 5 right before dinner. If you’re                    
                    five seconds late, I’ll walk up                        
                    here and put bullets in her, and                       
                    you.                                                   

          Big Jim pushes her forward, his gun still pointed at Bill.       

          Bill moves forward grabbing, Abbie who opens her arms wide       
          and hugs Bill, her tears running.                                

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    Three days, papa bear.                                 

          Big Jim slowly moves back and disappears into the darkness.      

                              ABBIE                                        
                    I’m sorry, Grandpa. I thought it                       
                    was mama.                                              

          Bill holds on to Abbie, staring into the darkness that Big       
          Jim disappeared too.                                             

                              BILL                                         
                    It’s not your fault sweetheart.                        

          Bill gets up holding, Abbie, and heading back to the house.      

          The sound eases out.                                             

          Bill struggling to make it through the forest with, Abbie,       
          in his hands.                                                    

          He holds her tightly, pushing against the trees.                 

                              JACK (VO)                                    
                    You don’t have that kind of money,                     
                    Bill.                                                  

                              BILL                                         
                    I know.                                                

                              JACK                                         
                    What about, Donnelly?                                  

                              BILL                                         
                    What about him? You know what these                    
                    people do. He put a gun to her                         
                    head. I’ll have to settle this.
                                                                 28.       

          EXT. OUTSIDE HOME - NIGHT                                        

          Bill walking passed his truck up the steps to his mobile         
          home.                                                            

          The screen door slams shut behind him.                           

                              JACK                                         
                    How? How you going to settle it,                       
                    Bill?                                                  

          INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT                                             

          Bill is laying, Abbie down in bed. He covers her up and          
          heads out.                                                       

          She stops him. Holding out for him.                              

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Grandpa!? stay with me till I fall                     
                    asleep.                                                

          Bill nods.                                                       

          He moves to the other side of the bed and sits down              
          watching, Abbie as she moves closer to him, closing her          
          eyes.                                                            

                              BILL                                         
                    Thing is. I never stood up for my                      
                    family before. I was a drunk. I was                    
                    hated, probably from both Ellen and                    
                    Sarah.                                                 

          Bill rubs, Abbie’s head.                                         

          He stares to the door of the bedroom. A shadow moves.            

          CUT TO:                                                          

          He’s up. He moves to the closet of his room. His rifle,          
          removing it and heading out of the room.                         

                              BILL                                         
                    You’re a good man, Jack. Always                        
                    been. Not me. I wish I would have                      
                    treated them better and maybe this                     
                    is a way I can help.                                   

          LIVING ROOM:                                                     

          Bill holds up his rifle finger on the trigger.                   

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             29.       

          It’s Jack.                                                       

          Jack is holding up his hands.                                    

          CUT TO:                                                          

          Moments later,..                                                 

          Jack is sitting at the kitchen table. Bill is making coffee      
          for them both.                                                   

                              JACK                                         
                    You don’t even know these guys.                        

                              BILL                                         
                    They want my family. That’s enough.                    

                              JACK                                         
                    Go to Donnely.                                         

          Bill sits a cup of coffee in front of Jack sitting opposite      
          him.                                                             

          Bill takes a sip of the coffee still a little too hot.           

                              BILL                                         
                    He’s nothing, but a small town                         
                    sheriff. Say, he arrest this guy.                      
                    What’s to say he’s not the only one                    
                    looking. I bought some time this                       
                    time, but, next time you think                         
                    that’s going to work? I don’t.                         

                              JACK                                         
                    Maybe, Sarah knows.                                    

                              BILL                                         
                    No one can find her.                                   

          Jack sips his coffee hesitant, takes a sigh.                     

                              JACK                                         
                    I did. I found her. Well, old Higgs                    
                    found her.                                             

          Bill’s upset.                                                    

                              BILL                                         
                    Where?                                                 

                              JACK                                         
                    Calm down, bill.                                       

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             30.       

                              BILL                                         
                    Jack, Where is she?                                    

                              JACK                                         
                    Higgs followed her into town. She’s                    
                    staying at that cheap motel, by the                    
                    bar.                                                   

                              BILL                                         
                    Old Cheany road?                                       

                              JACK                                         
                    Yeah, that’s the one.                                  

          Bill stands up rifle in hand.                                    

                              JACK                                         
                    Where you going?                                       

          Bill puts on his jacket, his hat.                                

                              BILL                                         
                    I got to get. Speak to her find out                    
                    what the hell shes done. Why, she                      
                    would leave that little girl in a                      
                    hole for 3 days.                                       

          Jack stands up halting, Bill.                                    

                              JACK                                         
                    Don’t you think you should wait,                       
                    take a breath. She doesn’t want to                     
                    see you I imagine.                                     

                              BILL                                         
                    I want to see her. Please, Thank                       
                    you for this Jack. Can you watch                       
                    her please.                                            

                              JACK                                         
                    The kid?                                               

                              BILL                                         
                    She’s asleep. If she wakes up. Give                    
                    her this.                                              

          Bill grabs Jelly Belly off the counter tossing it to, Jack.      

                              BILL                                         
                    Tell her I’ll be back.                                 

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             31.       

                              JACK                                         
                    Fine. but, I’m fixing me something                     
                    to eat.                                                

          Bill pats Jack’s shoulder as he leaves.                          

          Jack staring around the room, as The truck outside starts up     
          and screeches out of the driveway.                               

          Jack moves to the couch with his coffee sitting down, the        
          Television is still on.                                          

          EXT. STREET - NIGHT                                              

          Tree’s pass lighted by the dozens of stars sparkling in the      
          sky.                                                             

          Bill’s truck speeding down the street.                           

          The sound of a knock on the door.                                

          Another knock.                                                   

          INT. TRUCK - NIGHT                                               

          Bill looks in his glove compartment, a handgun. He gets it       
          and puts it in his belt.                                         

          EXT. MOTEL PARKING LOT - NIGHT                                   

          Bill parks his truck. The parking lot isn’t that full. The       
          motel is run down and looks to be home for prostitution.         

          Another knock.                                                   

          EXT. OUTSIDE ROOM 16 - NIGHT                                     

          Bill is knocking on the door to room 16.                         

          The door opens.                                                  

          A man opens the door in his underwear.                           

                              MAN                                          
                    What the hell do you want!?                            

          Bill looks passed the man seeing, Sarah on the bed. Passed       
          out.                                                             

          Bill lifts the gun at the man.                                   

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             32.       

                              BILL                                         
                    Did you pay her?                                       

                              MAN                                          
                    No.                                                    

                              BILL                                         
                    Pay her and leave!                                     

          The man goes into the room grabbing his pants, removing his      
          wallet.                                                          

          Bill enters with his gun still on the man.                       

          INT. MOTEL - NIGHT                                               

          The man takes out money laying it on the dresser. He grabs       
          his clothes and heads for the door.                              

                              MAN                                          
                    This aint right. I aint finished                       
                    with her.                                              

          Bill turns around the gun held up.                               

                              BILL                                         
                    You’re lucky to be walking out of                      
                    here.                                                  

          Bill shuts the doors on the man who mumbles away.                

          Bill lowers his gun. He turns finding, Sarah, Naked on the       
          bed passed out. Bottles of liquor spread around, a syringe       
          and needle next to her cash.                                     

          Bill walks over to her, falling, almost tripping. He covers      
          his mouth.                                                       

                              BILL                                         
                    Sarah?                                                 

          Bill voice muffles.                                              

          He crawls to the bed weakly.                                     

          He shakes her and she shushes him away like a fly. He gets       
          the blanket covering her. He lays back against the wall.         

          He is looking at her and she is faced his way, her eyes          
          closed, passed out from the drugs.                               

          Her arm is out. It’s scared by needles.                          

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             33.       

          Bill sees this getting up from the wall. He rest her arm         
          near her, her face is a bit bruised.                             

          Bill sits on the edge of the bed wiping his tears.               

                              BILL                                         
                    It’s my fault. I shouldn’t have let                    
                    you walk out that door. I should                       
                    have fought for you. I should have                     
                    begged you to stay.                                    

          Bill looks over, Sarah.                                          

                              BILL CONTINUED                               
                    I’ve never been a father to you and                    
                    I regret that. I guess I should                        
                    tell you this when you wake up. I’m                    
                    sure you’ll be mad as hell at me                       
                    being here.                                            

          Bill chuckles lightly at the thought.                            

                              BILL                                         
                    I am sorry.                                            

          INT. LIVING ROOM - NIGHT                                         

          Jack is walking around the living room. He opens the closet.     
          The chest.                                                       

                              JACK                                         
                    You hoarder.                                           

          He moves an old Jacket. Behind on a wooden shelf are two         
          rows of unopened liquor bottles.                                 

                              JACK                                         
                    Jeez, Bill’s got a stash.                              

          Jack looks at one going over opening it.                         

                              ABBIE (OS)                                   
                         (sleepily)                                        
                    Grandpa?                                               

          Jack puts the bottle back, shutting the closet.                  

                              JACK                                         
                    You must be, Abbie.                                    

          Abbie looks scared.                                              

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             34.       

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Grandpa!?                                              

                              JACK                                         
                    It’s okay. I’m a friend of your,                       
                    Grandpa’s. I’m Jack.                                   

          Jack comes over bending down holding out his hand.               

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Jack.                                                  

                              JACK                                         
                    Abbie.                                                 

          Abbie shakes his hand.                                           

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Where’s grandpa?                                       

                              JACK                                         
                    Getting your ma.                                       

                              ABBIE                                        
                    They found her?                                        

          Jack smiles weakly.                                              

                              JACK                                         
                    Yeah, they found her. Now, enough                      
                    talk. Its past your bedtime.                           

          Jack gestures her back into the bedroom.                         

          She gets on the bed covers up.                                   

                              JACK                                         
                    Night.                                                 

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Can you tell me a story?                               

          Jack stops stepping back, he sits on the edge of the bed.        

                              JACK                                         
                    I don’t think I know any stories                       
                    worth telling.                                         

                              ABBIE                                        
                    How did you meet grandpa?                              

          Jack chuckles rubbing his face.                                  

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             35.       

                              JACK                                         
                    That’s the story you want to hear?                     
                    You sure?                                              

          Abbie shakes her head covering up tight.                         

                              JACK                                         
                    It was 8 years ago. I was in this                      
                    rinky dink bar on the edge of town.                    

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Grandpa was there?                                     

                              JACK                                         
                    Yeah. Back then, and don’t tell him                    
                    I told you this, but he was                            
                    drinker. So was I.                                     

          Jack smiles thinking about it.                                   

                              JACK                                         
                    Well, I had a smart mouth back                         
                    than. Fought anyone who said                           
                    something I didn’t like. So I                          
                    started arguing with these two                         
                    guys. Yelling and cursing. We got                      
                    peoples attention.                                     

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Were they big guys?                                    

                              JACK                                         
                    Biggest guys you’d ever see.                           
                    Anyway, fist were thrown I was on                      
                    the losing end. And one of the big                     
                    guys breaks a bottle and goes at me                    
                    on the floor with it.                                  

                              ABBIE                                        
                    it’s sharp?                                            

                              JACK                                         
                    Very sharp.  Would have killed me                      
                    probably. Guy was aiming straight                      
                    for my throat. Your grandpa came                       
                    out of no where. Punched the guy                       
                    down with one hit, he saved me. He                     
                    got me up and drove me home.                           

          Abbie smiles.                                                    

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             36.       

                              JACK                                         
                    We’ve been friends ever since.                         

          INT. MOTEL - NIGHT                                               

          BATHROOM:                                                        

          Bill sitting on the edge of the tub, Sarah wrapped in the        
          blanket throwing up into the toilet.                             

                              JACK (VO)                                    
                    Despite what might be said, Bill,                      
                    your granddaddy is a good man. He’s                    
                    been hard headed, sure. He’s done                      
                    some things he isn’t proud of, but,                    
                    when you need him, he’s there.                         

          Bill slowly rises with, Sarah, moving and helping her back       
          to the bed. She is barley awake. Barley able to walk without     
          his help.                                                        

          He lays her on the bed covering her up.                          

          Bill moves taking a seat in the green dirty looking              
          recliner, sitting back his eyes never leaving his daughter.      

                              JACK (VO)                                    
                    I  hung around him at first cause I                    
                    figured I owed him. Figured one day                    
                    that debt be paid and I would go.                      

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Your still here.                                       

                              JACK (VO)                                    
                    Honestly, Your grandpa’s my best                       
                    friend. A lot of people in this                        
                    town are old school. Gossip and two                    
                    face. Not him. He tells it like it                     
                    is and doesn’t care.                                   

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Are you his best friend?                               

                              JACK (VO)                                    
                         (chuckles)                                        
                    Yeah, I believe I am.                                  

          Bill’s eyes tearing up as he sits with the rifle on his lap,     
          his eyes moving from, Sarah, to the door.                        

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             37.       

                              BILL                                         
                    Good night, Abbie.                                     

          INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT                                             

          Jack is up, Abbie, is asleep once more. He looks back at her     
          with a look of wonderment.                                       

                              JACK                                         
                    Night.                                                 

                              ABBIE                                        
                         (sleepily)                                        
                    Night, grandpa.                                        

          Jack turns away heading for the door and leaving, Abbie to       
          her dreams.                                                      

          A beat.                                                          

          On, Abbie, just sleeping.                                        

          The low guitar plays.                                            

          EXT. MOTEL - MORNING                                             

          The motel just as the sun is rising in the morning.              

          The sky is still dark with a hint of blue breaking through.      

          The morning fog pushes its way around the motel and the          
          town.                                                            

          It has a quite somberness to it.                                 

          A beat.                                                          

          INT. MOTEL ROOM - MORNING                                        

          Bill is asleep in his chair, his rifle held firm in his hand     
          still pointed at the door.                                       

          There’s movement on the bed.                                     

          Sarah, slowly rises up keeping herself covered. She stares       
          around, find her clothes and slowly starts getting dressed.      

          Bra, Panties, shirt, pants.                                      

          She is up wobbling at first, she holds her head. A headache      
          coming and going.                                                

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             38.       

          BATHROOM:                                                        

          She moves to the sink running the water she takes a gulp         
          with her hand.                                                   

          She then moves splashing her face with water.                    

          Bill slowly wakes from the sound.                                

          He turns seeing she is awake, she is out of bed and in the       
          bathroom.                                                        

          He stands from his chair.                                        

          Sarah wipes her face, as Bill stands up his reflection in        
          the mirror.                                                      

          Her face goes to horror.                                         

          She turns. She yells. She screams.                               

          She rushes at Bill, who puts down his rifle. She comes at        
          him, smacking him. Pushing him. Trying her hardest to get a      
          hit in.                                                          

          He holds her, pushes her back. She continues to thrash at        
          him, yelling while she does it.                                  

          He grabs her hand. He turns her around. He holds her, like a     
          father should. Against the wall, he eases down with her as       
          she begins to cry.                                               

          The music eases,...                                              

                              SARAH                                        
                         (crying)                                          
                    Why? Why are you here?                                 

                              BILL                                         
                    For you. I came to get my daughter.                    

          Sarah cries, her tears pour from her face.                       

                              BILL                                         
                    I’m sorry. You have to know that.                      
                    You have to.                                           

          Bill holds her close, she gives up trying to struggle and        
          just cries.                                                      

          A beat.
                                                                 39.       

          INT. BEDROOM - MORNING                                           

          Abbie is awake, the sun coming through the window in just        
          the right way.                                                   

          Abbie, yawns, stretching.                                        

          Feet on the ground she stands up. Her eyes just wander over      
          every inch of the room. To the dresser, with pictures and        
          papers on it.                                                    

          Her hand glides over the dresser, her fingers barley             
          touching as she passes.                                          

          Abbie, stops, opening the drawers. Clothes, socks. She comes     
          across a photo album, something tucked under the socks.          

          She sits on the edge of the bed, opening it.                     

          The cat runs around playing with a sock on the floor.            

          The first page is his sober coins 1 month, 1 year. The           
          seconded is a obituary. Ellen Dahlia Grove.                      

          She turns the page and finds, Bill, with Sarah on his            
          shoulder when she was little. Several other photos of Sarah      
          and Bill. Ellen and Bill. Ellen and Sarah, standing by a         
          tree in their best dresses.                                      

          She stops finding a picture of all of them together. Bill        
          standing in his hunting gear, Sarah,15, and Ellen all            
          smiling looking happy.                                           

          INT. MOTEL ROOM - MORNING                                        

          Sarah is up her hands are shaking as she tries to light a        
          cigarette. She can’t and tosses it down.                         

                              SARAH                                        
                    What are you doing here, Bill?                         

                              BILL                                         
                    I came for you.                                        

                              SARAH                                        
                    Why!? I hate you or did you forget?                    

          Bill shakes his head.                                            

                              BILL                                         
                    I didn’t forget. I just - I want                       
                    you to come home.                                      

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             40.       

          Sarah chuckles passing back and forth at the absurdity of        
          the idea.                                                        

                              SARAH                                        
                    I have no home.                                        

                              BILL                                         
                    I know you been through a rough                        
                    time, And I know its too late to                       
                    get the time back. I’m just sorry                      
                    about how I was back than. You know                    
                    I changed. I’m different know.                         

          Sarah scoffs reaching and trying to light another cigarette,     
          unable.                                                          

                              SARAH                                        
                         (whispers)                                        
                    I don’t care.                                          

                              BILL                                         
                    What?                                                  

                              SARAH                                        
                         (yelling)                                         
                    I don’t care! You think you coming                     
                    in here telling me you sorry for                       
                    how much of an asshole you were                        
                    going to change things?                                

                              BILL                                         
                    No.                                                    

                              SARAH                                        
                    Good, because it doesn’t.                              

                              BILL                                         
                    But, I figured it was start.                           

          Sarah puts the cigarette away. She sits on the edge of the       
          bed.                                                             

                              SARAH                                        
                    I needed you years ago, I don’t                        
                    need you now!                                          

                              BILL                                         
                    I know it will take time, but,I                        
                    have changed, I stopped drinking,                      
                    I’m 4 years clean now.                                 

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             41.       

                              SARAH                                        
                    Bravo for you.                                         

          Sarah uses one hand to hold the cigarette the other to use       
          the lighter. She lights it.                                      

          Bill moves close to, Sarah, who holds her hands up not           
          wanting him near her.                                            

          He grabs the chair pulling it close sitting on it.               

                              BILL                                         
                    I know I made mistakes. Believe me.                    
                    I know, I hurt you, I hurt your                        
                    mom.                                                   

          Bill reaches out to touch, Sarah’s, hand she draws back.         

                              BILL                                         
                    I was a good dad once, wasn’t I. I                     
                    took you to the fair, we rode that                     
                    horse. I remember, you were so                         
                    scared and excited. I picked you                       
                    up, placed you on there and your                       
                    mamma just snapped away.                               

          Bill reaches into his pocket pulling the picture out.            

                              BILL                                         
                    I carry it with me everywhere.                         

          Bill holds it showing the picture to, Sarah, who shrugs her      
          shoulders.                                                       

                              SARAH                                        
                    What happened to you?                                  

          Sarah stands up with her cigarette.                              

                              BILL                                         
                    I told you -                                           

                              SARAH                                        
                    You use to be a man. Now, look at                      
                    you. Your showing pictures, crying.                    
                    Why don’t you just get the fuck out                    
                    of here!?                                              

          Bill turns in his chair facing, Sarah.                           

                              BILL                                         
                    I understand. When I was growing                       
                    up, maybe 8 or 9. There was this                       
                              (MORE)                                       
                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             42.       

                              BILL (cont’d)                                
                    girl, I think 7. She was always                        
                    outside tossing rocks at her own                       
                    home. Denting the mobile home                          
                    without a care.                                        

          Bill stirs in his seat.                                          

                              BILL CONTINUED                               
                    Well, one day. I’m outside and see                     
                    her just tossing rock after rock.                      
                    So, I go up to her and I say.                          
                    "Everyday I see you out here                           
                    throwing rocks, why?"                                  

          Bill has, Sarah’s, attention. He mimics picking up this rock     
          and throwing it.                                                 

                              BILL CONTINUED                               
                    Just as I ask it. She picks up a                       
                    rock tosses through the window of                      
                    the mobile home. Glass shattered.                      
                    Her daddy comes hooting and                            
                    hollering belt in his hand ready to                    
                    put that poor girl down. She looks                     
                    at me and smiles.                                      

          Bill moves to the edge of his seat.                              

                              BILL CONTINUED                               
                    She says. "Because, they only                          
                    notice me when I’m bad." that was                      
                    it. Her daddy pulled her inside and                    
                    for a moment I could hear the belt                     
                    echo as it hit her. It always got                      
                    me to wondering, maybe that’s how                      
                    life is. Maybe, sometimes we have                      
                    to be bad to get noticed.                              

                              SARAH                                        
                    You don’t know me. Your not my                         
                    father!                                                

          Bill stands up.                                                  

                              BILL                                         
                    You can hate me all you want. I’m                      
                    here and I love you. You have a                        
                    daughter who loves you. You forget                     
                    about her?                                             

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             43.       

                              SARAH                                        
                    Abbie?                                                 

                              BILL                                         
                    She’s at the house. I’ll take you                      
                    to her, but no more of this.                           

          Bill points to the needles.                                      

          Sarah’s eyes water.                                              

                              SARAH                                        
                    I thought I lost her. She wasn’t                       
                    there. I thought he took her.                          

                              BILL                                         
                    They brought her to me. I’ve been                      
                    handling her. We get on pretty                         
                    good. She has Jelly Belly.                             

          Sarah chuckles lightly through tears.                            

                              BILL                                         
                    Come on. We can talk on the way.                       
                    And tonight over dinner.                               

          Sarah nods.                                                      

          Bill grabs his rifle opening the door.                           

          Sarah walking out into the morning air, Bill follows.            

          INT. TRUCK - MORNING                                             

          Bill driving up the road.                                        

          Sarah arms crossed looking like an angry child in the next       
          seat.                                                            

          Bill smiles watching her.                                        

                              JACK (VO)                                    
                    Welcome home, Sarah. Long time.                        

                              SARAH (VO)                                   
                    Nice to see, Jack.
                                                                 44.       

          EXT. OUTSIDE HOME - MORNING                                      

          The truck pulls up.                                              

          The fog still rolling off the mobile home and mud.               

          Bill, and, Sarah, get out heading up to the mobile home.         

          Jack opens the door with a huge smile.                           

          INT. HOME - MORNING                                              

          Sarah enters looking around at how things have changed.          

                              SARAH                                        
                    Where is she?                                          

                              JACK                                         
                    In the room. Playing with Jelly                        
                    Belly or the cat.                                      

          Sarah moves slow heading to the room.                            

          Bill shakes Jacks hand.                                          

                              JACK                                         
                    You got her, huh?                                      

                              BILL                                         
                    I got her home. I wanted to thank                      
                    you, Jack. Your a better friend                        
                    than I deserve.                                        

                              JACK                                         
                    Don’t make me all misty eyed before                    
                    I have to open the shop.                               

                              BILL                                         
                    You aint late on account of me are                     
                    you?                                                   

                              JACK                                         
                    That’s the pleasure of owning your                     
                    own shop. I can do what i want.                        

          Jack pats, Bill on the shoulder.                                 

                              BILL                                         
                    I talk to you later.                                   

          Bill glances back, Sarah is moving slow through the hall.
                                                                 45.       

          INT. BEDROOM - MORNING                                           

          Sarah is on the bed laying down. Jelly Belly has flying          
          powers and is on her way to a party.                             

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Jelly Belly, were going to be late.                    
                    The party starts at breakfast.                         

          Sarah, peeks her head in watching her little girl playing        
          with her doll. She can’t help, but smile.                        

          Bill comes up behind her.                                        

                              BILL                                         
                         (whisper)                                         
                    It’s okay. Shes been waiting for                       
                    you. I told her, her mother would                      
                    be back for her.                                       

          Sarah moves forward, bill now peeking in.                        

                              SARAH                                        
                    Hey, baby.                                             

          Abbie stops what she is doing, surprise all over her face.       
          She gets up rushing on her mom.                                  

                              ABBIE                                        
                    I missed you.                                          

                              SARAH                                        
                    I missed you too, baby. I missed                       
                    you so much.                                           

          Sarah rubs, Abbie’s head holding her tight.                      

          Bill smiling as they both hold one another. He slowly backs      
          away.                                                            

          CUT TO:                                                          

          KITCHEN:                                                         

          Bill is frying bacon, scrambling eggs. Boiling water for         
          grits. He sets out 3 plates, 3 cups filled with orange           
          juice. A little cup of coffee for himself.                       

          He lays the food on the plates, spoons and forks next to         
          them.                                                            

          He wipes his hands, heading to the bedroom.                      

          The cat sitting sipping milk from a bowl happily.                

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             46.       

          BEDROOM:                                                         

                              SARAH                                        
                    When I started school I tried to                       
                    take, Jelly Belly with me.                             

                              ABBIE                                        
                    He loves school.                                       

                              SARAH                                        
                    I know he does, but they wouldn’t                      
                    let me take him. Teacher even wrote                    
                    a letter to your grandma, telling                      
                    her I can’t have it in school.                         

                              ABBIE                                        
                    So he stayed home and waited?                          

                              SARAH                                        
                    Your grandma, went to the school                       
                    storming. She had a beast inside                       
                    her. Told the teacher off, and                         
                    after that Jelly Belly was with me                     
                    everyday.                                              

          Bill knocks.                                                     

                              BILL                                         
                    Who wants breakfast?                                   

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Grandpa!                                               

          Abbie jumps off the bed running over and hugging, Bill.          

                              BILL                                         
                    You hungry, little lady. I made                        
                    eggs, grits and bacon.                                 

                              ABBIE                                        
                    I wove bacon!                                          

          Bill chuckles.                                                   

                              BILL                                         
                    Go on than, before it gets cold and                    
                    I have to heat it up for you.                          

          Abbie runs to the kitchen.                                       

                              BILL                                         
                    And don’t feed that cat too much.                      

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             47.       

          Sarah gets up from the bed, scratching her arm where the         
          needle marks sit.                                                

                              SARAH                                        
                    I want to thank you for taking care                    
                    of, Abbie, for me.                                     

                              BILL                                         
                    She’s my granddaughter, I do                           
                    anything for her.                                      

                              SARAH                                        
                    I think after breakfast were going                     
                    to be heading out.                                     

          Bill is angry at this.                                           

                              BILL                                         
                    Come again.                                            

                              SARAH                                        
                    I can’t stay here.                                     

          Bill shuts the door to the room.                                 

                              BILL                                         
                    You’re in trouble, you know this                       
                    right? I had a man come up here                        
                    tattoos all over. Wanting money or                     
                    wanting, Abbie.                                        

                              SARAH                                        
                    Big Jim?                                               

                              BILL                                         
                    Now, he was serious. He put a gun                      
                    to her head. This aint no life for                     
                    you or her.                                            

                              SARAH                                        
                    it’s the life I know.                                  

          She goes to walk past, but, Bill grabs her arm.                  

                              BILL                                         
                    This could be your life. You, her,                     
                    and I, here. A family.                                 

                              SARAH                                        
                    I’m not having her here with you.                      
                    Not so you can disappoint her too.                     

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             48.       

                              BILL                                         
                    Dammit, Sarah! I gave all that up.                     
                    Jack can attest. I go to church. I                     
                    volunteer. I’m not the man I once                      
                    was.                                                   

          Sarah’s eyes water.                                              

                              SARAH                                        
                    That’s all see when I look at you.                     
                    That man. That hate I have for you.                    
                    It won’t leave.                                        

                              BILL                                         
                    It’ll take time, but maybe one day                     
                    you’ll feel different. Stay for a                      
                    week, and if you like it. Just stay                    
                    until you don’t.                                       

          Sarah scratches her arm again.                                   

                              BILL                                         
                    You need to get off that first.                        

                              SARAH                                        
                    I can’t.                                               

                              BILL                                         
                    If this old drunk can stop                             
                    drinking, anything can be done. I’m                    
                    here for you, shes here for you.                       

          Sarah says nothing.                                              

                              BILL                                         
                    You know, your mamma be proud of                       
                    that little girl. She so sweet and                     
                    beautiful like you.                                    

          Sarah nods.                                                      

          Bill letting her pass.                                           

                              BILL                                         
                    Stay with me.                                          

          CUT TO:                                                          

          KITCHEN:                                                         

          There all sitting. Eating food. The sound is gone. Bill,         
          makes faces at happy making her laugh. A walrus, with the        
          spoons.                                                          

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             49.       

          Sarah watching them trying not to smile, but unable to help      
          it.                                                              

          They all eat.                                                    

          music plays,...                                                  

          EXT. OUTSIDE HOME - AFTERNOON                                    

          Bill sitting in his rocking chair.                               

          Sarah and Abbie running around the yard running after one        
          another. The little cat following and chasing them as well.      

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Come on, Grandpa!                                      

          Bill gets up coming after, Abbie.                                

          Both girls laughing.                                             

          INT. TRUCK - AFTERNOON                                           

          Bill driving smiling happily. The girls sitting beside him.      
          A family.                                                        

          Abbie clapping her hands, Sarah, just staring out the            
          window.                                                          

          The road ahead is open.                                          

          EXT. TOWN - AFTERNOON                                            

          Bill is walking with a few bags of clothes for, Sarah, a new     
          doll for Abbie.                                                  

          Sarah is wearing a new dress that she seems to fit well in       
          and likes.                                                       

          EXT. CHURCH - MORNING                                            

          Bill, out his truck, Sarah, and Abbie follow. Sarah, in one      
          of her knew Sunday dresses, Abbie in the same.                   

          People come up and smile at them. Some wave.
                                                                 50.       

          INT. CHURCH - MORNING                                            

          Bill sitting with his family.                                    

          Abbie sitting on, Sarah’s lap staring at the light coming in     
          through the multi colored window.                                

          Bill sitting watching them both, he is happy.                    

                              SARAH (VO)                                   
                    I can’t do this! I can’t!                              

                              BILL                                         
                    You can. You have it in you.                           

          EXT. JACK’S SHOP - DUSK                                          

          Jack removing his keys from his pocket closing up shop,          
          locking the door for the night.                                  

          3 tough looking S.O.B’s come trolling over, one is Big Jim.      

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    Howdy.                                                 

          Jack locks the door.                                             

                              JACK                                         
                    Howdy. Were closed for the night.                      
                    Come back tommorrow between 8 and 5                    
                    and you’ll find us open.                               

          Big Jim smirks pointing his finger at, Jack with a look of       
          recongition.                                                     

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    I know you, right?                                     

          Jack looks them all over, tattos, biker like.                    

                              JACK                                         
                    Sorry, I think I would remember                        
                    meeting any of you.                                    

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    Wait, I know you, I’m sure of it.                      

                              JACK                                         
                    I don’t think so.                                      

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             51.       

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    You’re, Bill’s, friend.                                

                              JACK                                         
                    That’s right, but I’ve never met                       
                    you.                                                   

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    I’m Jim.                                               

          Big jim punches, Jack in the face. Jack tries to hit back,       
          but all three of them pummel him. They take him down,            
          kicking him and punching him at the floor.                       

          His hand is raised as if reaching for help where no would be     
          found.                                                           

          The men back off.                                                

          Big Jim stands over the bloody faced, Jack.                      

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    You tell papa bear that he better                      
                    meet us at that creek. If not,...                      
                    them girls going to be raped and                       
                    sold to the sleazy’s bastard we can                    
                    find.                                                  

          Jack groans on the floor.                                        

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    We want the money or the girl.                         

          Big Jim punches, Jack, one last time in the face before he       
          and his two buddies walk away laughing.                          

          Jack on the floor spitting blood from his mouth, his eye         
          swollen.                                                         

          INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT                                             

          Bill, is sitting with his daughter. She is shivering, but        
          awake.                                                           

                              BILL                                         
                    Your doing good, sweetheart. All                       
                    that junk is leaving your body.                        
                    Soon, you’ll feel right at rain.                       

          Sarah has tears dropping down.                                   

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             52.       

                              SARAH                                        
                    I can’t.                                               

                              BILL                                         
                    If I could do it, you sure as hell                     
                    can.                                                   

          Sarah gives a look of curiousity.                                

                              BILL                                         
                    I was a heavy drinker. I went                          
                    through this. The shakes, the                          
                    headaches, the vomit. I got it all.                    

          Bill gestures to the closet.                                     

                              BILL                                         
                    You open that closet, there is a                       
                    hole in the wall that big. Jack had                    
                    to stop me from digging my head                        
                    into it.                                               

          Sarah chuckles.                                                  

                              BILL                                         
                    You think the pain wont stop. That                     
                    nothing else could feel worse, but                     
                    it does, and there are.                                

          Sarah’s face shows shes in pain.                                 

                              BILL                                         
                    I tried to find you, you know.                         
                    After I got better. After I quit                       
                    the drink.                                             

                              SARAH                                        
                         (weakly)                                          
                    What happened?                                         

                              BILL                                         
                    I saw you. You were staying at some                    
                    hotel. I followed you and saw you                      
                    carrying her. She must have just                       
                    been born. I was tempted to come to                    
                    you, to tell you I was sorry than.                     
                    That I had done wrong, that I                          
                    wanted you back if not here in my                      
                    life.                                                  

          Bill rubs his cheeks.                                            

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             53.       

                              BILL CONTINUED                               
                    Than, I got to second guessing                         
                    myself. Told myself you hated me                       
                    too much. That maybe you and her                       
                    were better off without me near.                       

          Bill sees Sarah, staring at him.                                 

                              BILL                                         
                    I regretted it the minute I drove                      
                    away. Hell, the minute I told you                      
                    to leave. And I know, i know its                       
                    going to take time. I just wanted                      
                    you to know how glad I am your here                    
                    now.                                                   

          Sarah nods.                                                      

          A knock on the front door.                                       

          Bill gets up.                                                    

          LIVING ROOM:                                                     

          Bill passes Abbie gesturing for her to stay silent.              

                              BILL                                         
                    Whose there?                                           

                              JACK                                         
                    Me.                                                    

          Bill opens the door, Jack, falls down inside.                    

                              BILL                                         
                    Dammit, boy, what happened to you?                     

          Abbie looks scared.                                              

                              BILL                                         
                    Jack’s okay, why dont you talk with                    
                    your momma before she falls asleep.                    

          Abbie gets up and heads to the room.                             

          Bill pulls Jack up on his feet moving him to the kitchen         
          table. He gets a rag with water and some ice from the fridge     
          and sit it on the table.                                         

                              BILL                                         
                    Who did this?                                          

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             54.       

                              JACK                                         
                    Same man who visited you couple                        
                    nights ago.                                            

          Bill, wraps the cloth with ice and puts it to, Jacks face.       

                              BILL                                         
                    I’m sorry, this happened to you.                       

                              JACK                                         
                    I’ve been through worse.                               

                              BILL                                         
                    Stay here tonight. Your face aint                      
                    that bad.                                              

                              JACK                                         
                    The ladies at the bar will be glad                     
                    to hear it.                                            

                              BILL                                         
                         (joking)                                          
                    You werent that good looking to                        
                    begin with.                                            

          Bill stares at, Jack, at what they did to him. You can see a     
          hint of anger.                                                   

          INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT                                             

          Sarah is in bed with a loss of color, freezing cold, and         
          sweating at the same time.                                       

          LIVING ROOM:                                                     

          Jack is sitting at the dinner table with, Abbie.                 

                              ABBIE                                        
                    is mommy okie?                                         

                              JACK                                         
                    Just the flu. Your grandpa’s going                     
                    to make her better.                                    

                              ABBIE                                        
                    How’s your face?                                       

                              JACK                                         
                    My face is just fine. What’s wrong                     
                    with yours?                                            

          Abbie touches her face as if something is wrong.                 

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             55.       

                              JACK                                         
                    You got something, here. No, here.                     

          Jack points all over his own face and Abbie touches her face     
          trying to find.                                                  

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Nevermind.                                             

          Jack’s face looks worried.                                       

          ROOM:                                                            

          Bill is swabbing his daughters head with cold water.             

                              SARAH                                        
                    I’m so cold.                                           

                              BILL                                         
                    I know, baby. It’ll pass like all                      
                    things pass. You just have to push                     
                    through it.                                            

                              SARAH                                        
                    No, I need one hit. Just one.                          

          Sarah tries to get up out of bed, bill holding her. She          
          starts to fight with him.                                        

                              BILL                                         
                    JACK!                                                  

          Jack runs in helping, bill hold her down.                        

                              SARAH                                        
                    I hate you!                                            

          the sound leaves us.                                             

          Bill and Jack doing there best to stop her.                      

          Suddenly,...                                                     

          Abbie is standing there at the door.                             

          All three stop, staring at her as she looks sad at this.         

                              ABBIE (VO)                                   
                    Is she going to die?                                   

                              BILL (VO)                                    
                    No, shes just sick. Those people                       
                    who she thought were her friends                       
                              (MORE)                                       
                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             56.       

                              BILL (VO) (cont’d)                           
                    gave her something they shouldn’t                      
                    have. Now, she has to get sick                         
                    before she can get better.                             

                              ABBIE                                        
                    I want mommy.                                          

          EXT. PORCH - NIGHT                                               

          Bill and Abbie sitting on the porch of the mobile home.          

          Bill wraps his arms around, Abbie.                               

                              BILL                                         
                    You’ll get her back, I promise. She                    
                    needs to go through this to get                        
                    better.                                                

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Will she be better?                                    

                              BILL                                         
                    She will. And when she does. All                       
                    three of us will go hunting up                         
                    there on Bakers field. This time of                    
                    year the turkeys are spread out.                       
                    Make us a nice meal coming off                         
                    something like this. You like                          
                    turkey?                                                

                              ABBIE                                        
                    I guess.                                               

          Bill smiles kissing her forehead.                                

          CUT TO:                                                          

          INT. BEDROOM - AFTERNOON                                         

          Sarah is asleep.                                                 

          Bill sits by the bed with an open bible reading the contents     
          of its pages out loud to soothe her.                             

                              ABBIE                                        
                    What about that man?                                   

                              BILL                                         
                    What man?                                              

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             57.       

                              ABBIE                                        
                    The bad man.                                           

          Bill closes the book as, Sarah, coughs.                          

          rubbing her head with a cloth.                                   

          EXT. PORCH - NIGHT                                               

          Bill looking worried.                                            

                              BILL                                         
                    Don’t worry about him. Will be left                    
                    alone. Don’t mention it to your                        
                    momma either. I’ll tell her later.                     

          Abbie, hugs her grandfather hard as she can.                     

                              BILL                                         
                    It’s getting late. Why don’t you                       
                    kiss your momma, goodnight, and                        
                    head off to bed.                                       

          Abbie gets up from the steps.                                    

                              ABBIE                                        
                    night, grandpa.                                        

                              BILL                                         
                    Night, sweetheart.                                     

          Jack comes out as Abbie is heading in.                           

                              JACK                                         
                    Off to bed.                                            

          Abbie nods heading in.                                           

          Jack comes and sits next to, Bill.                               

                              JACK                                         
                    Have you told her?                                     

                              BILL                                         
                    She knows they came here, but I                        
                    want to leave it at that.                              

                              JACK                                         
                    You didn’t mention the money?                          

          Bill shakes his head: No.                                        

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             58.       

                              JACK                                         
                    All I have is about one thousand,                      
                    the rest is tied up in that store.                     

                              BILL                                         
                    I ain’t paying them.                                   

                              JACK                                         
                    What then? What are you going to                       
                    do, Bill?                                              

                              BILL                                         
                    I meet them tomorrow night, at the                     
                    creek. I’m going to have presude                       
                    them to leave her alone.                               

          The sound of a gun clicking as it’s being loaded.                

                              JACK                                         
                    Don’t do this, Bill.                                   

          CUT TO:                                                          

          INT. KITCHEN - NIGHT                                             

          It’s night. Everyone is sleeping.                                

          Bill is at the kitchen table with his rifle in hand. He is       
          cleaning it. He is loading it. A box of shells on the table      
          along with various cleaning supplies.                            

                              BILL (VO)                                    
                    Donnlly didnt do a Dam thing last                      
                    time and These guys aren’t messing                     
                    around as you can attest.                              

          Bill blows into the barrel.                                      

          He uses a white cloth wiping down the old costume hunting        
          rifle.                                                           

                              JACK (VO)                                    
                    What if something happens to you?                      
                    what if you don’t walk away from                       
                    them and they do.
                                                                 59.       

          EXT. PORCH - NIGHT                                               

          Jack is staring at, Bill, with all seriousness.                  

                              BILL                                         
                    That’s why I was hoping you’d stay.                    
                    Incase something does happen. I                        
                    know you would protect them as your                    
                    own.                                                   

                              JACK                                         
                    Bill -                                                 

                              BILL                                         
                    I’ve made up my mind.                                  

                              JACK                                         
                    I know what your thinking.                             

                              BILL                                         
                    I aint thinking nothing.                               

                              JACK                                         
                    You think doing this for her is                        
                    going make her forget? That once                       
                    it’s done she’ll compelety forgive                     
                    you?                                                   

                              BILL                                         
                    No. I’m doing this for me. What she                    
                    said, It’s true. I was a dad to her                    
                    once. I was a good guy. I use to                       
                    despise those guys who hit their                       
                    girlfriend.                                            

          Bill doesn’t stare at, Jack in the eyes.                         

                              BILL CONTINUED                               
                    than somewhere along the lines I                       
                    became one of those guys. I drink a                    
                    little, I get happy and somewhere                      
                    between that 8th bottle and the                        
                    shot of vodka I got angry. I became                    
                    the person I hated. Nothing good                       
                    ever came of drinking. I need to do                    
                    this for me. To prove I can still                      
                    be a father and protect my girls.                      
                    If a man can’t protect his family                      
                    what kind of man is he?                                

          Jack doesn’t answer.                                             

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             60.       

                              BILL                                         
                    He aint no kind of man. I have a                       
                    glock 17 in the closet behind the                      
                    bottles. When the time comes, if it                    
                    comes you get it and you use it.                       

                              JACK                                         
                    I can’t let you -                                      

                              BILL                                         
                    promise me, you’ll protect my girls                    
                    if I can’t.                                            

          Jack is hesitant.                                                

                              JACK                                         
                    I promise.                                             

                              BILL                                         
                    Good boy.                                              

          Jack smiles.                                                     

          Bill gets up to go inside.                                       

                              JACK                                         
                    It wasn’t all bad, you saved me.                       

                              BILL                                         
                    If I didn’t help you somebody else                     
                    would of.                                              

                              JACK                                         
                    Nobody would’ve. You were my                           
                    guardian angel that night.                             

                              BILL                                         
                    And you’ve been mine ever since.                       

          Bill pats, Jack, as he passes.                                   

          INT. KITCHEN - NIGHT                                             

          Bill gets up from the table. Grabs the bullets and heads out     
          of the kitchen.                                                  

          LIVING ROOM:                                                     

          He goes to the closet laying his gun inside and the bullets      
          in the pocket of his jacket.
                                                                 61.       

          EXT. PORCH - MORNING                                             

          Abbie is dressed and so is Jack, both heading to the truck.      
          Bill, stands on the porch watching them.                         

                              ABBIE                                        
                    You’re not coming, grandpa?                            

                              BILL                                         
                    Maybe next time. You be good for,                      
                    Jack.                                                  

          Jack and Abbie get in the truck, engine on, he pulls out and     
          drives away.                                                     

          Bill heads down the steps.                                       

          EXT. FOREST - MORNING                                            

          Bill walks through the forest, past tree after tree, branch      
          after branch.                                                    

          He moves past a big log stepping over it.                        

          He walks, he walks. He walks.                                    

          The trees get thinner and spread out as he comes to an           
          opening.                                                         

          The creek. The large boggy creek.                                

          A road leading up to it.                                         

          He stares around, its as empty as can be.                        

                              SARAH (VO)                                   
                    What are you doing, Bill.                              

                              BILL                                         
                    Checking up on you, I reckon.                          

                              SARAH (VO)                                   
                    You know what I mean. Sending,                         
                    Abbie off with, Jack.                                  

                              BILL                                         
                    I thought she deserved a day out. I                    
                    figure I stay here with you, make                      
                    sure you get better.                                   

          Bill heads down to the water, bends down splashes his hands      
          in it.                                                           

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             62.       

                              SARAH                                        
                    That all?                                              

                              BILL                                         
                    I also thought we could talk.                          

          Bill stares out into the water nodding as if knowing this is     
          it.                                                              

                              SARAH                                        
                    Go on.                                                 

          INT. BEDROOM - MORNING                                           

          Sarah is sitting up looking weak, a bowl of soup in her          
          hand. Bill on the edge of the bed.                               

                              BILL                                         
                    Whose is, Big Jim to you?                              

          Sarah looks at her father with anger.                            

                              SARAH                                        
                    I don’t want to talk about that.                       

                              BILL                                         
                    He put a gun to that little girls                      
                    head. He said he’s coming back, I                      
                    need to know.                                          

                              SARAH                                        
                    He handles the money. People pay                       
                    me, I do my thing and I give him                       
                    half.                                                  

                              BILL                                         
                    He’s a pimp?                                           

          Sarah nods?                                                      

                              BILL                                         
                    He’s not her dad is he?                                

                              SARAH                                        
                         (scoffs)                                          
                    No, Gillian is.                                        

                              BILL                                         
                    Where’s he?                                            

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             63.       

                              SARAH                                        
                    Look, after I left here. Me and                        
                    Gillian were just fine. Money was                      
                    tight, but we handle it.                               

                              BILL                                         
                    That’s when the drugs came in?                         

                              SARAH                                        
                    It started out as nothing. It just                     
                    snowballed on us. I had, Abbie, we                     
                    needed money. It was just me and                       
                    Gillian, but he owed a debt to,                        
                    Jim. Gillian gave me to Big Jim.                       

          Bill looks horrifed.                                             

                              BILL                                         
                    Why didnt you run away?                                

                              SARAH                                        
                    Said they would kill her, or sell                      
                    her. I was stuck in a hard place. I                    
                    was hooked and couldn’t think                          
                    straight.                                              

          Bill nods.                                                       

                              BILL                                         
                    I know you’re tired of hearing it.                     
                    But, I’ve always, um.                                  

                              SARAH                                        
                    I know, Bill.                                          

          Bill looks sad at his name being said.                           

          He gets up from the bed heading toward the door.                 

                              BILL                                         
                    I’ll fix you something to eat.                         

          Bill stops hesitant and turns around.                            

                              BILL                                         
                    I left you something in the hall                       
                    closet. Something for later.                           

                              SARAH                                        
                    Where you going?                                       

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             64.       

                              BILL                                         
                    Make you soup, have you forgotten                      
                    already?                                               

          Sarah smiles weakly turning over on her side shivering a         
          little.                                                          

          EXT. PORCH - MORNING                                             

          Bill rocking back and forth, writing on a piece of paper.        
          Words we cannot see just yet.                                    

          He finishes his writing, and folds the piece of paper.           

          He folds it and places it into an envelope.                      

          Bill lingers for a moment in thought.                            

          INT. KITCHEN - MORNING                                           

          Bill heads through the kitchen up to the hall where the          
          closet is.                                                       

          He opens it and places the envelope on top of the chest          
          shutting it. He grabs the Jacket with the bullets in it and      
          the rifle.                                                       

          He opens the front door and sits them both outside.              

          He stares out for a bit.                                         

          The music plays again.                                           

          INT. PORCH - MORNING                                             

          Bill staring out from his door, he sees nothing shutting it.     

          EXT. FAIR - AFTERNOON                                            

          Jack and Abbie running through the fair.                         

          A set of balloons float off into the sky, let go by a crying     
          child.                                                           

          Jack with his messed up eye, trying to shoot for a balloon       
          with a dart.                                                     

          He wins getting, Abbie a panda bear.                             

          Abbie is happy and dancing excitedly.                            

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             65.       

          Jack is smiling.                                                 

          They are riding the merry go round.                              

          they are high up.                                                

                              BILL (VO)                                    
                    Here’s eat all of it.                                  

          INT. BEDROOM - AFTERNOON                                         

          Bill handing, Sarah, the soup. She is sitting up in bed, the     
          bowl on a tray.                                                  

          Sarah sips the soup off the spoon.                               

          EXT. FAIRGROUND - AFTERNOON                                      

          Jack and Abbie watching a clown build ballon animals.            

                              BILL                                         
                    You see how important it is for you                    
                    get to better?                                         

                              SARAH                                        
                    Of course, I do.                                       

                              BILL                                         
                    That little girl thinks the world                      
                    of you. How you use to think of me.                    

                              SARAH                                        
                    I’m tired of these talks, Bill.                        

                              BILL                                         
                    This is the last one I promise.                        

          INT. BEDROOM - AFTERNOON                                         

          Sarah lays down her spoon, staring with frustration at,          
          Bill.                                                            

                              BILL                                         
                    Fist time I saw her I knew she was                     
                    you. I knew she was part of me.                        
                    Here she was this girl dirt up to                      
                    her ears, but she was the spitting                     
                    image of my little girl.                               

          Sarah shakes her head.                                           

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             66.       

                              SARAH                                        
                    Stop it.                                               

                              BILL                                         
                    What I mean to say is. I don’t want                    
                    all this to be for nothing. I want                     
                    you and, Abbie, to be okay.                            

                              SARAH                                        
                    Were staying here for a while                          
                    anyway, isn’t that what you wanted?                    

                              BILL                                         
                    It was. Now, I just want you two to                    
                    be okay.                                               

          EXT. FAIRGROUND - DUSK                                           

          Abbie walking eating cotton candy.                               

          Jack steals some from her, laughing as she pulls away.           

                              SARAH (VO)                                   
                    Were okay.                                             

                              BILL (VO)                                    
                    Good. I don’t want you to fall hard                    
                    like this. You two are all I have                      
                    in the world, your all that                            
                    matters.                                               

          Abbie stops staring up at the fireworks being shot off.          

                              BILL (VO)                                    
                    I use to sit up nights,                                
                    wondering  where you were. If you                      
                    still loved cherry pie, if you                         
                    missed Jelly Belly.                                    

                              SARAH                                        
                    I was 18.                                              

                              BILL                                         
                    Still, they were my thoughts and                       
                    they comforted me. I just.
                                                                 67.       

          INT. BEDROOM - DUSK                                              

          Bill is holding, Sarah’s hand. She does not turn away from       
          him, she just stares.                                            

                              BILL                                         
                    I want you to know I regret every                      
                    moment spent away from you. I                          
                    regret ever minute I hurt you or                       
                    your momma. But, I never ever will                     
                    regret a moment spent with you,                        
                    good or bad.                                           

                              SARAH                                        
                    I did yell alot.                                       

                              BILL                                         
                    I don’t care, I deserved it. I                         
                    still deserve it. Heck, you got                        
                    that mean right hook in the motel.                     
                    Your momma had that.                                   

                              SARAH                                        
                    did she?                                               

                              BILL                                         
                    Put me in my place more than once                      
                    she did. Your just like her, so                        
                    like her.                                              

          Bill eyes water.                                                 

                              SARAH                                        
                    The soups good.                                        

                              BILL                                         
                    Yeah, my specialty. You get better                     
                    there is a cherry pie in the oven                      
                    if you want.                                           

                              SARAH                                        
                    I do.                                                  

          both smile.                                                      

          a beat.
                                                                 68.       

          INT. TRUCK - DUSK                                                

          Jack is pulling up to the mobile home.                           

          Abbie is asleep.                                                 

          Bill comes out of the home.                                      

          EXT. OUTSIDE HOME - DUSK                                         

          Bill comes over, Jack holding, Abbie in his arms.                

                              BILL                                         
                    How was she?                                           

                              JACK                                         
                    Best little girl I ever had the                        
                    pleasure of taking care of. Never                      
                    been to the fair before, she had a                     
                    hell of a time.                                        

          Bill is glad to hear it.                                         

                              BILL                                         
                    Thanks, Jack. You ready?                               

          Jack nods.                                                       

                              JACK                                         
                    Are you sure, Bill?                                    

                              BILL                                         
                    I have to protect my family.                           

          INT. BEDROOM - DUSK                                              

          Bill comes into the bedroom, Sarah looking at him.               

                              BILL                                         
                    She’s all tuckered out. Had a blast                    
                    at the fair.                                           

          Sarah looks at her daughter with love.                           

          Bill lays, Abbie, next to her mother.                            

                              BILL                                         
                    Let her sleep with you tonight.                        
                    Might help you feel better in the                      
                    morning waking up to her smiling                       
                    face.                                                  

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             69.       

                              SARAH                                        
                    I will.                                                

          Bill rubs, Abbie’s head, kissing her forehead.                   

                              BILL                                         
                    I love you, sweetheart.                                

          Sarah watches her father as he starts to walk out of the         
          room.                                                            

                              BILL                                         
                    I got to run some errands, nothing                     
                    to big. Jack is going to stay the                      
                    night over, just incase you need                       
                    something.                                             

                              SARAH                                        
                    Can’t they wait till morning?                          

                              BILL                                         
                    Not this errand. It’s gots to be                       
                    done tonight. I love you, baby girl                    

          Bill doesn’t wait for acknowledgment, he leaves the room.        

          LIVING ROOM:                                                     

          Jack holding the rifle in his hand.                              

                              JACK                                         
                    It’s almost 8.                                         

                              BILL                                         
                    Thank you, again. Take care of                         
                    them.                                                  

                              JACK                                         
                    Hurry, back, Bill, you got a family                    
                    waiting for you.                                       

          Jack hugs bill, backing up and handing him his gun and           
          Jacket.                                                          

          Bill nods.                                                       

          EXT FOREST - NIGHT                                               

          The sun has almost vanished in the night sky. Darkness is        
          taking its toll across the land.                                 

          Bill pushes his way through the forest, past the fallen log      
          on the ground. He moves forward.                                 

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             70.       

          He eases hearing a car pulling up ahead.                         

          He takes a knee, watching seeing.                                

          Two men exit the truck guns in their hands. They move down       
          from the road and onto the creek.                                

          Bill takes a deep breath.                                        

                              BILL                                         
                         (whisper)                                         
                    For the family.                                        

          Bill stands up scurries out of the forest with his rifle         
          pointed at Gillian and Mark, Big Jim is no where to be seen.     

          Both men stop at the shore of the creek holding their guns       
          up when they see, Bill.                                          

          Bill’s Rifle points straight at, Gillian.                        

                              MARK                                         
                    Where’s the money old man!?                            

                              GILLIAN                                      
                    He didn’t bring it, I told Jim,                        
                    this hillbilly didnt have it.                          

                              BILL                                         
                    Where is Big Jim?                                      

                              GILLIAN                                      
                    Do you think I would let you steal                     
                    her away from me?                                      

                              BILL                                         
                    Where is he?                                           

                              MARK                                         
                    It occured to us you might not                         
                    bring the money and when we heard                      
                    you found your daughter. We knew                       
                    you wouldn’t. So, we meet you here                     
                    and Big Jim meets your daughter.                       

          Bill looks worried.                                              

                              GILLIAN                                      
                    Don’t worry, Bill. He’ll be real                       
                    nice to her.                                           

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             71.       

                              BILL                                         
                    How could you! She loved you.                          

          Gillian rolls his eyes.                                          

                              GILLIAN                                      
                    Can we finish this.                                    

          Several shots sound off in the distance.                         

                              MARK                                         
                    That was quick.                                        

          Bill holds tight to his gun, Mark and Gillian hold tight to      
          there’s.                                                         

          They hold tight.                                                 

          BAM!                                                             

          Bill shoots, Gillian in the arm causing his to fall to the       
          floor from the shot.                                             

          Mark shoots hitting, Bill in the right side of his stomach.      

          Bill takes another shot, in the head of Mark.                    

          Bill fumbles back, his back against a tree.                      

                              BILL                                         
                    Please, God.                                           

          Bill looks at his hand covered in blood. His shirt and           
          jacket slowly being turned red every time it touches the         
          blood.                                                           

          Bill looks at the two bodies. He takes a breath heading into     
          the forest.                                                      

          Gillian eases up from the ground, his shoulder shot.             

          He grabs a gun and heads after, Bill.                            

          EXT FOREST - NIGHT                                               

          Bill stumbling through the forest. He stops, checking his        
          wound again.                                                     

          His rifle held firm.                                             

          He starts to walk again, shots are fired ahead.                  

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             72.       

                              BILL                                         
                    I’m coming.                                            

          Bill walks forward.                                              

          BAM!                                                             

          The tree beside him is shot. He falls in shock, pointing his     
          rifle up quickly.                                                

          The bullets fall from his pocket. He looks through the           
          scope, seeing, Gillian, moving he fires!                         

          Bam!                                                             

          The bullet richohets off a tree.                                 

                              GILLIAN                                      
                    Come on, old man, just give up!                        

          Bill has to reload his gun, he searches his pocket, but the      
          bullets are gone. Spread across the floor beneath him            

          He finds one, quickly reloading his gun.                         

          Gillian comes up to him with his pointed.                        

          He shakes his head with a slick smile, the I won smile.          

          Bill finishes loading his gun and fires.                         

          Gillian stumbles back and forth. The shot hit him square in      
          his chest.                                                       

          He falls dead.                                                   

          Bill catches his breath, he eases up off the ground.             

          Another shot rings up ahead. He reaches grabbing the handgun     
          from Gillian’s dead hand.                                        

                              BILL                                         
                    Should of left it alone.                               

          Bill grabs the handgun, holding it up firm in his hand he        
          moves forward past the tree stump.                               

          He continues to stumble to slowly lose more blood from his       
          wound to his side. The uneven movement is not helping.           

          the guitar slowly plays in the background.                       

          As he falls to the ground.                                       

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             73.       

                              BILL                                         
                    Abbie, Sarah.                                          

          Bill strains standing up, gun again pointed forward.             

          One last breath, before heading forward.                         

          The trees begin to ease out, he is coming out of it. He sees     
          the light of his mobile home.                                    

          Movement on his porch, a man standing in his yard.               

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    See did I want to do that.                             

          Bill comes out of the forest.                                    

          EXT. OUTSIDE HOME - NIGHT                                        

          Sarah is on the porch looking sick as a dog. Her color is        
          gone and she is shivering.                                       

          Jack is laying on the floor not moving.                          

          Big Jim is in the yard, holding, Abbie a gun to her head.        

                              SARAH                                        
                    Stop it. I’ll go!                                      

          Bill fires a shot into the air.                                  

          Big Jim turns around facing him with surprise on his face,       
          surprise that vanish to anger.                                   

                              BILL                                         
                    You look a little surprised to see                     
                    me.                                                    

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    Papa bear, you done and yourself                       
                    shot.                                                  

                              BILL                                         
                    So did your boys.                                      

          Abbie has tears running.                                         

                              BILL                                         
                    You okay, sweetheart?                                  

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             74.       

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    She’s fine. Where’s my money?                          

                              BILL                                         
                    Back there, gave it to your                            
                    friends.                                               

          A beat.                                                          

          Big Jim smirks knowing what’s coming, knowing what came to       
          his friends.                                                     

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    You know what she told me about                        
                    you? You were a drunk, you were                        
                    mean. You beat her and your wife in                    
                    those drunken nights.                                  

          Bill smirks.                                                     

                              BIG JIM                                      
                    Why now? Why change now, just give                     
                    me the girl!                                           

                              BILL                                         
                    Shes my daughter.                                      

          Both Bill and Big Jim point their guns at each other, both       
          staring each other down.                                         

          Bam! BAM!                                                        

          Two shots fired at the same time.                                

          Big Jim winces falling back, blood squirting out of his          
          mouth.                                                           

          Bill falls to his knees, Abbie running over to him tears         
          falling.                                                         

          She hugs him.                                                    

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Grandpa!? you okay?                                    

                              BILL                                         
                         (weakly)                                          
                    He got, Jack?                                          

          Sarah is bending down smacking, Jack awake.                      

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             75.       

                              JACK                                         
                    That hurts like hell.                                  

          He raises a shot in his arm.                                     

                              JACK                                         
                    Bill!?                                                 

          Jack gets up and runs to Bill. Sarah comes over just as Bill     
          eases back and falls.                                            

          Sarah catches him in her arms sitting with him.                  

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Grandpa?                                               

                              BILL                                         
                    I’m okay, sweetheart.                                  

          Bill rubs, Abbie’s face with his clean hand.                     

                              BILL                                         
                    Maybe you should call the law now.                     
                    And maybe an ambulance while your                      
                    at it.                                                 

                              JACK                                         
                    Keep him awake!                                        

          Jack runs into the house holding his shot arm.                   

                              SARAH                                        
                    I’m sorry this had to happen. I’m                      
                    sorry, dad.                                            

          Bill smiles as the word he wanted to hear comes from her         
          mouth.                                                           

                              BILL                                         
                    Don’t be. Did you get what I left                      
                    you in the closet?                                     

          Sarah shakes her head.                                           

                              BILL                                         
                    Go, go get it.                                         

                              SARAH                                        
                    Dad?                                                   

                              BILL                                         
                    It’s all right, go.                                    

          Sarah lays him down and goes into the house.                     

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             76.       

          Bill looks at Abbie.                                             

                              BILL                                         
                    Don’t cry. You have to be strong                       
                    now. You know I love you don’t you?                    

          Abbie shakes her head, laying her head on, Bills chest.          

          INT. CLOSET - NIGHT                                              

          Sarah is holding a letter.                                       

          LAST WILL:                                                       

          She covers her mouth, slowly opening the letter.                 

          KITCHEN:                                                         

          Jack hangs up the phone with 911.                                

                              JACK                                         
                    There on their way.                                    

          Jack goes to the door looking out at his friend.                 

          Sarah opens the letter, she reads it.                            

                              BILL (VO)                                    
                    It’s not my intention to lie to                        
                    you. I’ve been sorry for a long                        
                    time for the things I’ve done. I                       
                    found you not long after I was                         
                    clean, came to bring you home. But,                    
                    I saw you and you seemed happy. So                     
                    I let you go. I thought, maybe you                     
                    were better off without me.                            

          CUT TO:                                                          

          EXT. OUTSIDE HOME - NIGHT                                        

          Jack is outside, pulling Abbie away from, Bill.                  

          Sarah rushes over dropping the letter on the ground.             

          She falls to the floor picking, Bill up and hugging him the      
          best she can.                                                    

                              BILL (VO)                                    
                    I was wrong. I always knew you                         
                    deserved better. I hope these past                     
                              (MORE)                                       
                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             77.       

                              BILL (VO) (cont’d)                           
                    few days will give you one fond                        
                    memory of me. And I didnt do this                      
                    to carry favor with you or God. I                      
                    did it because I’m your father                         
                    believe it or not, and I needed to                     
                    protect my little girl.                                

          Sarah is crying over her father as red and blue lights come      
          closer and closer.                                               

                              BILL (VO)                                    
                    Jack will help you. He’ll aid you                      
                    until you get on your feet. I have                     
                    an my account enough money to help                     
                    you two out. Tell Abbie, I love                        
                    her. I love you. Your momma use to                     
                    say, I dreamed of a blue sky while                     
                    she dreamed of a bright moon. It’s                     
                    funny cause she died in the morning                    
                    and If your reading this, I did at                     
                    night. I love you, I always do.                        

          Sarah is yelling at her dad who has blood all over his           
          shirt. Abbie is in, Jacks arms crying on his shoulder.           

          The lights are so close now.                                     

          The look on, Sarah’s face as the E.M.Ts come over to aid.        

          FADE OUT:                                                        

          The gutiar fills our ears.                                       

          INT. CEMATARY - AFTERNOON                                        

          Abbie, Sarah, and Jack stand over a grave. Sarah, lying          
          flowers on it.                                                   

          We hear a truck pulling in, a door slam shut.                    

          Abbie turns.                                                     

                              ABBIE                                        
                    Grandpa!                                               

          She runs.                                                        

          BLACK:                                                           

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             78.       

                              END.

Joy and Sadness

                                                                           

                                 Joy and Sadness                           

               Hitan learns to let go of things he can’t control.
                                                                           

          INT. BEDROOM - MORNING                                           

          Window view.                                                     

          Rain is hitting hard.                                            

          The street before us is empty, people staying inside from        
          the rain.                                                        

          We slowly PAN:                                                   

          Getting a view of the room behind us. Joy (42) laying in         
          bed, hooked to a machine that is feeding her pain                
          medication. Hitan (48) is laying beside her. His hand hovers     
          over her.                                                        

                              HITAN                                        
                         (sadness)                                         
                    You don’t belong here. You don’t                       
                    belong like this.                                      

          Joy smiles weakly. A single tear rolling across her cheek,       
          breaking away from her eye as she smiles.                        

                              JOY                                          
                    It’s the hand I’ve been given.                         

                              HITAN                                        
                    You don’t deserve it.                                  

                              JOY                                          
                    Stop. Were not selfish. Kids don’t                     
                    deserve this, but it happens.                          

                              HITAN                                        
                    But, not to us.                                        

          Joy’s hand graces Hitan’s face.                                  

                              JOY                                          
                         (softly)                                          
                    You have to let me go. Let me pass.                    

                              HITAN                                        
                    I don’t care if i’m selfish. I’m                       
                    lost without you.                                      

                              JOY                                          
                    You will find someone else. Someone                    
                    who can make you laugh, Someone who                    
                    will love you as much as I do.                         

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              2.       

                              HITAN                                        
                    I don’t want someone else, I only                      
                    want you. I need you.                                  

          Joy closes her eyes with his words.                              

                              JOY                                          
                    you need someone who won’t make you                    
                    cry.                                                   

          Tears roll.                                                      

          Hitan tries to suppress them with his hands against her          
          cheek, to no avail.                                              

                              JOY                                          
                    Please, your hurting my heart. I                       
                    won’t to go.                                           

                              HITAN                                        
                    you want!?                                             

                              JOY                                          
                    The pain is enough now. Let me pass                    
                    on. Remember, Your mother. She                         
                    suffered. She didn’t deserve. you                      
                    let her go, let me.                                    

          Hitan nods he closes his eyes.                                   

          Joy slowly eases forward as their lips touch.                    

          CLOSE ON:                                                        

          Hitan’s eye closed.                                              

          Sad music begins to play.                                        

          Hitan’s eyes open.                                               

          CAREFULLY PULL BACK:                                             

          INT. HOSPITAL - MORNING                                          

          He is no longer laying in bed. Joy is not sitting with him.      
          He is near a window. He is in a green chair, uncomfortable.      

          A beeping begins.                                                

          Hitan stands up.                                                 

          The camera pans behind him.                                      

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              3.       

          Joy is hooked to a bed, she is in a coma, she is far from        
          gone.                                                            

          Nurses pile in. Her doctor comes in seconds after with his       
          white coat.                                                      

          She is crashing.                                                 

                              DR. HOWARD                                   
                    What will you have us do, Hitan!?                      

          ON:                                                              

          Hitan staring with a faint smile and a nod.                      

          A flash.                                                         

          INT. BEDROOM - MORNING                                           

          Joy smiling.                                                     

          Hitan with his eyes closed.                                      

          BLACK:                                                           

                              JOY (VO)                                     
                    I will always love you.                                

                              END.

Home – By Pete Hudson

Home - A famous actor. has become lost. He find solace in his fame and people needing him. Until his trip home
Reminds him of what he has lost.







                                             HOME
                                       By Pete Hudson
                                                                           

          INT. CAR - NIGHT                                                 

          DAVID FLYNN (34) is sitting in a car in the back seat. His       
          driver following the road. The camera on him.                    

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    What’s the hardest thing about                         
                    coming home?                                           

          David is staring out the window at the streets they pass,        
          looking to the Director and into the Camera.                     

                              DAVID                                        
                         (thinking)                                        
                    The hardest thing?                                     

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    Yeah. Right off the top of your                        
                    head.                                                  

                              DAVID                                        
                    I’m (chuckles) I haven’t been home                     
                    in a few years, your going to have                     
                    to ask me when I leave.                                

          David smiles his eyes starring out the window.                   

          The Camera cuts.                                                 

          INT. OFFICE - AFTERNOON                                          

          David is sitting on the couch water bottle in hand,              
          sunglasses over his eyes.                                        

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    So this tell all is about you, your                    
                    life. So go ahead.                                     

          David smiles licking his lips finding the words to confess.      

                              DAVID                                        
                    What should I start with, where I                      
                    was born, stuff like that.                             

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    Yeah.                                                  

                              DAVID                                        
                    I was born in Georgia, raised in                       
                    Orlando. It was an average life.                       
                    dad worked, mom stayed at home                         
                    raising 4 kids.                                        

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              2.       

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    were you always the class clown in                     
                    school, or the attention grabbing                      
                    guy?                                                   

          David chuckles thinking about it, taking a gulp of his           
          water.                                                           

                              DAVID                                        
                    No. I was the shy guy. I started                       
                    off wanting to be a writer or                          
                    director. You know it was one of                       
                    those things where your minds at                       
                    the right place but your body                          
                    isn’t.                                                 

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    What happened to writing?                              

                              DAVID                                        
                    I spent the better part of my                          
                    twenties trying to get into film                       
                    school or whatever else and just                       
                    didn’t cut it. Life got in the way                     
                    of things, you know my sister had a                    
                    kid and was a wreck. So i stayed                       
                    and helped my parents.                                 

          David smiles weakly his face changing to sadness.                

                              DAVID CONTINUED                              
                    It reached a point where I just                        
                    couldn’t do it anymore. I searched                     
                    and found a job as an actor for a                      
                    student film. Did a couple of                          
                    those.                                                 

          The camera moves around.                                         

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    Is that when you got Seconded                          
                    Earth?                                                 

                              DAVID                                        
                    Yea, Seconded Earth, this film made                    
                    for nothing. You know worst budget                     
                    in the world, it was just this guy                     
                    who loved to write, and bought the                     
                    worst camera and filmed it. This                       
                    was his first and it was such a                        
                    good script. They sent it in to                        
                    Sundance and after That I got                          
                    calls.                                                 

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              3.       

          David stares off removing his glasses.                           

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    How did it make you feel?                              

                              DAVID                                        
                         (reminiscing)                                     
                    It was the greatest day of my life.                    

          EXT. HOUSE - NIGHT                                               

          The camera gets out of the car moving around to David, who       
          gets out.                                                        

          The door to the home opens and KATHY (59) Comes out with her     
          arms open.                                                       

                              KATHY                                        
                    David! Look at you!                                    

          David embraces his mother hugging her. The camera goes           
          around them, one of those cheesy shots.                          

          CUT TO:                                                          

          INT. KITCHEN - NIGHT                                             

          David is sitting at the kitchen table, his mother behind him     
          moving pots on the stove trying to clean up what she calls       
          dirty.                                                           

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    What’s it like to see your son                         
                    after such a long time?                                

          Kathy stops what shes doing, facing the camera and looking       
          hurt.                                                            

                              KATHY                                        
                    He left right after he turned 25.                      
                    Got up in the middle of the night,                     
                    while we were sleeping. No note.                       
                    Didn’t know if he died or what.                        

          CLOSE ON:                                                        

          David a little ashamed. On his mother tearing.                   

                              KATHY CONTINUED                              
                    Called the police when I woke up,                      
                    just to get a call from him an hour                    
                              (MORE)                                       
                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              4.       

                              KATHY CONTINUED (cont’d)                     
                    later. He was in Texas, heading to                     
                    L.A.                                                   

          Kathy wipes her eyes, sitting at the kitchen table.              

                              KATHY                                        
                    Sorry. I always tear up when I                         
                    think about it.                                        

          She moves hand over to Davids holding his.                       

                              KATHY CONTINUED                              
                    He was always such a good boy. His                     
                    sisters on the other hand. They                        
                    were, rough. Always yelling and                        
                    fighting, I think that’s another                       
                    reason he left. Plus that time they                    
                    almost got into with Sarah.                            

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    Whose, Sarah?                                          

          Kathy eases her hand off of Davids as he pulls it away from      
          her.                                                             

                              KATHY                                        
                    Davids, old girlfriend. They knew                      
                    each other since high school. He                       
                    really loved her. Didn’t you?                          

          Kathy pats David’s arm as she tells his tale of sorrow.          

                              KATHY CONTINUED                              
                    She broke is heart, cheated. Went                      
                    off and slept with Josh Gant.                          

          David stands shaking his head.                                   

                              DAVID                                        
                    Ma, She never cheated on me.                           
                    She,... was pregnant. And my career                    
                    came first, so she got rid of it.                      

                              KATHY                                        
                         (perturbed)                                       
                    What? How could you?                                   

                              DAVID                                        
                    Her dad wanted it, and there was                       
                    nothing I could do about it. She                       
                    knew I wanted a career far from                        
                    here, that I hated this place.                         

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              5.       

                              KATHY                                        
                    But, killing a baby.                                   

          David glances to the camera, ashamed that this moment is         
          caught on film.                                                  

                              DAVID CONTINUED                              
                    That’s enough for tonight, huh,                        
                    fellas. I thought I could do this.                     
                    I’m off to bed. We got a,... long                      
                    day tomorrow.                                          

          The camera goes to his side.                                     

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    Were sleeping in the guest room?                       

          CUT TO:                                                          

          Moments later. David is gone and we are still in the kitchen     
          with Kathy.                                                      

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    You didn’t know?                                       

                              KATHY                                        
                    No. I never knew. After he left, we                    
                    never saw her.                                         

          Kathy stares sadly.                                              

          INT. OFFICE - AFTERNOON                                          

          David sitting there again on the couch.                          

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    Were making this documentary                           
                    because you were an A list star.                       
                    But your past movies have failed                       
                    and your going home for the first                      
                    time in years.                                         

                              DAVID                                        
                    You’re blunt. But, yeah, I’m making                    
                    a drama movie there. Going back to                     
                    where i kinda started, at what I                       
                    started with. When I started out I                     
                    was looking for a purpose, and had                     
                    it, but now I lost my way.                             

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              6.       

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    Your looking for something else to                     
                    define you?                                            

                              DAVID                                        
                    Yeah. Something that shows me its                      
                    all worth it. Before it was the                        
                    smiles of the fans and they still                      
                    do the trick, but you see how quick                    
                    there reactions change.                                

          David just silently stares.                                      

                              DAVID                                        
                    one minute your the hottest action                     
                    star in America.                                       

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    And the next your Steven Segal,                        
                    making C list movies.                                  

                              DAVID                                        
                         (smiling)                                         
                    Did I mention you were blunt?                          

          INT. BEDROOM - MORNING                                           

          Come in to David’s bedroom. He is already dressed sitting on     
          the edge of the bed. The room is just as he left it. Posters     
          of girls in bathing suits, notebooks stacked in a corner         
          near a desk.                                                     

                              DAVID                                        
                    Sarah, was, yeah. She was the first                    
                    you know.  We met up again before I                    
                    left. She is one of the all time                       
                    greats.                                                

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    Do you think we can see her. Get a                     
                    reunion? Are you up for something                      
                    like that?                                             

          David looks past the camera at the director. Worry all over      
          his face, not thinking it a good idea.                           

                              DAVID                                        
                    um,... I don’t think that would be                     
                    such a good idea. We really didn’t                     
                    end on good terms.                                     

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              7.       

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    I think it would help people                           
                    connect with you more.                                 

          David stares off in thought.                                     

          We cut again.                                                    

          INT. CAR - AFTERNOON                                             

          Their in the car once again, driving.                            

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    So we talked you into it. Are you                      
                    nervous?                                               

          David nods                                                       

                              DAVID                                        
                    You know I’m this big action hero.                     
                    Kids love me, people love my                           
                    movies. They think I’m a god or                        
                    did, But you know I’m just like                        
                    everyone else. (ashamed) I fear the                    
                    past.                                                  

          David opens his mouth to say something, but closes it just       
          as quick. His eyes staring out the window.                       

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    Can you answer what’s hardest thing                    
                    about coming home?                                     

          David nods.                                                      

                              DAVID                                        
                    I thought I left this place behind.                    
                    If I wasn’t shooting a movie here                      
                    in 3 days I would have never came                      
                    back. I think the hardest thing is                     
                    having to see those faces I left                       
                    behind. Having to feel guilt that                      
                    you don’t come back. Just plain                        
                    having to face a past you wanted to                    
                    forget.                                                

          David puts on his sunglasses covering his face.
                                                                  8.       

          EXT. SARAH’S HOUSE - AFTERNOON                                   

          They are already out of the truck and walking up the lawn to     
          the front door.                                                  

                              DAVID                                        
                    I use to sit across the street                         
                    there by the tree. Her dad wasn’t                      
                    kind to someone interested in his                      
                    daughter, like most dads wouldn’t                      
                    be.                                                    

          They reach the door. David taking a deep breath sighing. He      
          knocks.                                                          

          A beat.                                                          

          The door opens and SARAH (30) Stands there.                      

                              SARAH                                        
                    Um,... What is (her face drops)                        
                    David!?                                                

          A smile cuts across her face, one that she tries to hide         
          seconds later.                                                   

                              DAVID                                        
                         (nervous)                                         
                    It’s me.                                               

          Sarah looks uneasy.                                              

                              SARAH                                        
                         (excited)                                         
                    What are you doing here?                               

          She tries to fix herself up                                      

          CUT TO.                                                          

          INT. SARAH’S LIVING ROOM - AFTERNOON                             

          Sarah sits on the couch looking nervous as David walks in        
          staring at the pictures on the wall.                             

                              DAVID                                        
                    You’re married, congratulations.                       

                              SARAH                                        
                    oh, yeah. To Mark Ford he owns a                       
                    shoe store in the mall.                                

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                              9.       

          David holding a picture of the man, placing it down finding      
          a picture of a young girl in his view.                           

                              DAVID                                        
                    you have a daughter?                                   

          Sarah stands up looking anxious, and worried.                    

                              SARAH                                        
                    No.                                                    

          David looks curious.                                             

                              DAVID                                        
                    Well, she has to be related to you.                    
                    She looks just like you.                               

                              SARAH                                        
                    Could you just leave. I’m sorry                        
                    this was a mistake. I don’t know                       
                    what’s wrong with me.                                  

          David turns around confused.                                     

                              DAVID                                        
                    What’s wrong? Were just talking, I                     
                    didn’t mean to -                                       

                              SARAH                                        
                    Shes yours!                                            

          Sarah flops down on the couch hand over her mouth, ashamed.      
          David glances to the camera.                                     

                              DAVID                                        
                    What are you saying?                                   

          David moves to the couch, as tears slowly fall from Sarah’s      
          eyes.                                                            

                              DAVID                                        
                    Sarah, what do you mean shes mine.                     

                              SARAH                                        
                    I told you i was going to get rid                      
                    of the baby. That my dad was so                        
                    disappointed, but I couldn’t go                        
                    through with it. I’m not a cold                        
                    person.                                                

                              DAVID                                        
                    And you never tell me!? what is                        
                    this?                                                  

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             10.       

          David stares to the director, than back to Sarah.                

                              SARAH                                        
                    You ran away, David. I wanted to                       
                    tell you countless times, but you                      
                    were so eager to get out of                            
                    Florida. That I figured it was                         
                    better if you didn’t know.                             

          David stands up pacing back and forth. He stops staring to       
          the picture of The girl (11).                                    

                              DAVID                                        
                    Does she know? Does anyone know?                       

                              SARAH                                        
                    Can you turn the cameras off,                          
                    please?                                                

          David gestures for the cameras to go off, but they lower.        

                              SARAH                                        
                    No, no one knows. Mark doesn’t even                    
                    know shes yours.                                       

          The camera raises as David is sitting next to Sarah.             

                              DAVID                                        
                    I,.. I mean, can I see her?                            

                              SARAH                                        
                    No, David, and i want this edited.                     
                    I don’t want people. I don’t want                      
                    her to see this. This would ruin                       
                    her.                                                   

                              DAVID                                        
                    Sarah, It was my greatest mistake                      
                    in life even letting you consider,                     
                    getting rid of her. And I regretted                    
                    it ever since. But I had to leave.                     

                              SARAH                                        
                    You could of stayed. Now if you all                    
                    would please, just leave.                              

          Sarah stands up gesturing for them to leave her home.            

                              DAVID                                        
                    I could contact her you know.                          

          Sarah rushes over to David, a firm slap across the face.         

                                                           (CONTINUED)
          CONTINUED:                                             11.       

                              SARAH                                        
                    Don’t you dare! I raised her by                        
                    myself, Mark is her father now and                     
                    you are just a fading actor. Don’t                     
                    ever come here again, Please.                          

          Sarah backs away hand over her mouth.                            

                              DAVID                                        
                    At least tell me her name.                             

                              SARAH                                        
                    Lola, after your grandmother.                          

          On David looking sad, just standing there in the living room     
          broken.                                                          

          INT. CAR - AFTERNOON                                             

          David is in silence, but keeps opening his mouth as if he        
          wants to say something.                                          

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    If you couldn’t be in actor, where                     
                    do you think you really would have                     
                    ended up?                                              

                              DAVID                                        
                         (sadly)                                           
                    With her I think. I just had leave.                    
                    Life was hard back then. I couldn’t                    
                    be here. Is that what you want to                      
                    hear? I had to leave because my                        
                    family is poison, and if I didn’t                      
                    get up and disappear I would have                      
                    been stuck here working at some                        
                    crappy job, hating who I became.                       

          David shakes his head.                                           

                              DAVID                                        
                    Is this documentary real enough for                    
                    you now? I’m a fading star who                         
                    thrives on his fans. I have no                         
                    purpose, and now I have something                      
                    that’s been mine for years, and i                      
                    just didn’t know it. And I can’t                       
                    even have it.
                                                                 12.       

          INT. KITCHEN - DUSK                                              

          David is sitting in the kitchen with his hands over his          
          face.                                                            

                              KATHY                                        
                    She fell hard when you left. We all                    
                    did. But, maybe she was protecting                     
                    you.                                                   

                              DAVID                                        
                    I missed a child that was mine. I                      
                    know i was ignorant, and driven,                       
                    but she could have told me. I’ve                       
                    had money all this time.                               

                              KATHY                                        
                    No. you would have stopped                             
                    whatever  movie you were working on                    
                    and your career would have went                        
                    down the drain. She saved you.                         

                              DAVID                                        
                    I don’t know. I’m going to bed and                     
                    leaving this place forever                             
                    tomorrow.                                              

          David gets up from the table, heading into the living room.      
          He stops suddenly.                                               

          LOLA (11) is standing at the door with her hands held in         
          front of her. She is smiling through half tears.                 

          Both of them just stare at each other for a moment.              

          A beat.                                                          

          Lola runs over to David hugging him.                             

          The camera moves around them.                                    

                              DAVID (VO)                                   
                    Ask me again.                                          

                              DIRECTOR                                     
                    What’s the hardest thing about                         
                    coming home?
                                                                 13.       

          INT. CAR - NIGHT                                                 

          David is sitting in the car, he is all smiles.                   

                              DAVID                                        
                    Realizing what you left behind, is                     
                    what you’ve been looking for this                      
                    whole time. And the best thing                         
                    about coming home, everything.                         

          David is nothing but smiles as he stares out the window.         

          A happy tune plays.                                              

          FADE OUT:

Wizards tale – chapter one – searching the darkness

Chapter one – searching the darkness
Amagis followed his mother and his brother down a ally where a broken telephone booth stood. The ally echoed the noise of the busy street behind them, cars passing every few seconds assuring them that those walking would be more interested in the cars than three people in a ally. They carried with them a medium sized trunk which to those looking for something out of the ordinary would find this vary unordinary. Amagis stopped in accord with his mother and brother in front of the phone booth, he had made this trip a year earlier, and at first it was daunting to him but now he knew it would be different.
“You’re father wanted to see you two off, he really did,” explained Hara Amagis’s mother kneeling down and looking sincerely at both her sons. Amagis glanced towards his brother who stood just a few inches taller and one year older, wearing his white shirt and black tie in which was formal for the first day of school, until they were appointed there school robes. “Dedro, watch your brother you know how he tries to follow you,” Hara kissed her sons cheeks and he nodded moving to the phone booth. “Amagis, my special boy,” she said quietly, “Things will be easier this year, now at least you know some counter curses, plus that little jinx that your father showed you,” she smiled lovingly to her son fixing his hair out of his eyes.
“He’ll be fine, can we go now?” demanded Dedro impatiently
“You’ll need to concentrate this year, the spells will get harder,” Hara said, “Your brother almost failed,”
“Don’t worry mom, I’ve been studying,” Amagis smiles as his mothers lips grace his forehead.
“My special boy,” Hara replies

Amagis stands in three feet of snow having too many thoughts of the old days running across his mind. A flicker of light that had to soon burn bright than burn out, from his camp fire laid sizzling.

to be continued,……