INT. NIEL'S HOUSE - DAY
Sam and Niel are sitting at the kitchen table doing
homework. Bill is looking though the pantry
Sam, I told you we should have
gone to your house- Neils house
never has any good food!
Hey! We have food! There are
yougert covered raisins in the
EWWWW! Sam can we go to your
I told you! My Dad is having his
annual sale this weekend- he is in
a terrible mood, cranky and and
yelling at everyone- I'm trying to
be there as little as possible
You hear the garage door open and car door slam, and then
hear another car pull up
my parents are home
Muffeled voices can be heard, arguging- the womens voice is
more aquisitory at first, but both are super angry. The boys
all look around at each other uncomfortable
Niel, what going on?
I don't know! They never fight.
They never fight? Isn't your dad
cheating on your mom?
Well not anymore! She knows about
it- I mean they are working things
out- it's complicated
The arguing reaches an intense high- you can hear words like
"her" "she" "lying". They are talking about another woman
We should go into your room or
Neil nods, he is embarassed. The boys start to clear up
their stuff as the kitchen door flys open and his dad walks
in followed by his mom. They don't notice the kids at first
You know everything there is to
know, damn it! I told you I had a
confrence in Wisconsin- We have
been though this- I'm not
DR. SHWIBER (cont'd)
discussing it anymore.
He notices the kids are there and is in shock. The boys
freeze also. Niel's mom is taking off her jacket and doesn't
Do you think I care about if you
were with another WOMAN? I care
because you lie to me, lie to this
She finally sees the kids and freezes. Dr. Schwiber makes
the first move by stepping near the kitchen table.
Hey Kids! Sorry about that, we are
just having a little tiff
Niel's mom walks past him up to Niel and brushes his hair
back and kisses him- she is clearly still very upset.
Hi Baby- How about I make tacos
(to Bill and Sam)
Hi guys, will you stay for Tacos?
The boys nodd but don't speak a word. Neil's mom straightens
(almost to herself)
walks away quickly. Dad is suddenly cheery.
(trying to be
So amigos- are we going to have
tacos tonight? Arriba! Ole'!
A door slams very loud in the distance
(ignoring the slam)
You guys want me to make virgin
margaritas? You loved those last
Muy Bien. Me Gusta Margaritas!
All the boys stare at each other looking uncomfortable as
Neil sinks back down in his seat. Bill shrugs his shoulders.
INT. UNDER THE STAIRS AT SCHOOL - DAY
Lindsay is sitting on the windowsill doing homework and
talking to Kim, Nick and Sarah are talking quietly in the
I heard that Lindbergs older
brother is having a party this
weekend. Anyone want to go?
We'll go- right Nick?
Sarah nudges Nick as Kim rolls her eyes
What about you Linds? These are
COLLEGE guys. Older cute guys?
I can't. Its my dads big annual
midnight sale on friday and the
whole family has to help out. It's
like a traditon or whatever.
Oh yeah that sale is great. The
whole store is like 50 off!
Everything- Last year I got a pair
of Adidas high tops for 20- We
should go to the sale!
But what am I going to do at a
sporting goods store- no offense
lindsay, but thats so boring
(quietly to Sarah)
But babe, it's only once a year,
and the prices are so good, they
are pracily GIVING stuff away!
Nick! You said we were going to go
Ken and Amy walk up
Whats goin down clowns?
Oh nothing. Nick was just telling
us about how he is just dying to
go shopping on Saturday night!
(walking over to
So you guys will go, right?
Lidberg's older brother is having
Yeah, I heard that we were
thinking about going.
see? everyone is going.
Pleeeeeease come with me. I need a
I'll be your wing woman
Oh please, you are just one half
of a happy couple, what do you
Hey! I care! Now that Daniels got
a girl, you need to find someone
The whole group stops talking and looks at Kim. Ken gives
Amy the look of death. Kim is tying to be cool but looks
What part of "don't tell Kim!" did
you not understand?
Sorry! I'm sorry
(quietly to the
It just slipped out
What? You guys knew Daniel had a
girlfriend all this time and
didn't tell me! What did you
think? I'm some crazy lunitic that
would go insane if I found out?
(standing up and
forcing a laugh)
oh, like your one to talk. You
were obssesed with Lindsay. You
acted like a mental pacient saying
you were in love with her after
like only a week! PLEASE!
Sarah looks horrified
That is not what happened!
Kim just calm down!
Did you know about this?
Um ah no! Of corse not!
(about to walk
UGH- I don't care! I don't! Daniel
can do whatever he wants with his
We just didn't want to upset you
are you actually trying to talk to
me, disco bitch? I'm not your
Hey! Knock it off Kim! Now I know
you are upset about Daniel, we all
I'm not uspet about Daniel! I'm
upset that you guys are a bunch of
liars. Don't talk to me. Lindsay
and I are going to that party, so
see you there- or whatever
Linsday looks alarmed and closes her book.
Come on, lets go!
see ya guys
Follows Kim into the hallway and glances back at the group,
trying to offer a smile. They all look defeted and pissed
she is so mean...
Nick rubs her shoulders and Amy looks at Ken and rolls her
eyes, trying not to laugh.
INT. HALLWAY - DAY
Kim's gaze is fixed ahead and she is walking faster then
Kim- you know I can't go on
What? Why? Lindsay please. I NEED
to meet guys. New guys. These
losers don't have any normal
I told you, my dad has that
midnight sale. I promised I would
so? blow if off! This is way more
important then that stupid sale- I
mean since we have been back, how
many guys have you kissed?
The stop walking and look at each other. Linsday looks
(Jumping up and
Kim stops jumping
I have to go to the sale- for at
least a few hours.
Kim, I told you. These other
things are important to me too. I
told my dad I would be there, I'll
Your right, ok fine
They start walking again
You can come by and help- or just
hang out- then we can leave
ok, ok yeah
They walk by the lunchroom, Bill and Sam are standing in the
INT. LUNCHROOM - DAY
Do you think they will get a
I don't know- I mean they haven't
yet, so why now?
Neils mom seemed pretty mad
I know. They were talking about
I saw this movie once, this guy
had two families, and he kept them
hidden from each other. He had
kids and two wives and everything.
What if Neils dad has a whole
Niel's Dad doesn't have another
family, come on Bill
It could happen. My mom didn't
know about aunt Debbie until she
was my age!
Well thats different!
Neil approaches and takes a tray
Hello fellow jedis
I was watching star wars last
night again and I realized. The
key to being in control of your
life? The Jedi way! There is no
emotion, there is only peace.
(taking food from
I don't think it works that way
Yeah, you aren't going to become
Obi-Wan-Kenobi just by thinking
Neil and Bill put more food on their trays
I'm not going to let your
negitivity effect me- anger is a
passion that would break my
serenity and pull me to the dark
They start to walk to their table Sam in front, Bill and
Neil arguing behind him
Neil, I don't think Jedi's can
Cindy and Stacey Carr walk up to Sam giggling
Hey Cindy, Hi Stacey
Sam, we wanted to know if you
wanted to come sit with us today?
Sam looks over and sees Tom another jock, and vicki at the
table and looks back as Neil and Bill sit down at a table
and harris approaches and sits down. They see him and are
cool. Come on!
Sam turns and waves to the geeks and they wave back unsure
as he follows the girls to their table. He sits down with
everyone, the jocks say hi to Sam
EXT. PARKING LOT - NIGHT
Daniel is sitting in his car with Carla. There are a few
other cars around them. Older guys are goofing off, some are
smoking and drinking beer, listening to music out their
cars. There are about 5-6 guys.
So when is Juan getting here
(she leans over
and touches his
oh honey relax!
(shaking her off)
I am relaxed, I just want to know.
Carla turns up the radio and starts singing along. Daniel
looks annoyed but eventually joins in. Carla starts dancing
all crazy in her seat and Daniel laughs, she tries to get
him to join in.
Come on man- I don't dance!
(cracks a smile
and oogles her)
(sees him looking
What are you looking at?
he leans over to kiss her and she starts to tickle him. He
They horseplay for another second then she ends up stratling
him in the front seat and they start making out. All of the
sudden a horn beeps and she jumps off him
Juan! He's here. If he saw me he
would kill you!
Juan walks up to the car and daniel rolls the window down.
(giving a head nod
Danny! You going to get out of the
car or what?
Daniel gets out of the car. He bumps fists with juan and one
other guy standing there
(Laughs and slaps
him on the back)
Ok Danny you ready for the big
Ok then- I'm, trusting you, this
is an important shipment man
I got it
(walking him away
from the car and
OK- so you know where to go,
Daniel nods as Juan pulls out a wad of cash
This is 500. Its what me and
moochie argeed on. Go there on and
tell them you work for me and you
are there to pick up the rims.
Give them the money, they will
give you 2 rims. On Friday, bring
them to me and I give you 50, OK?
Yeah. Got it
This goes well, we can move you
up, okay. get you some more jobs.
You go, get the stuff, and bring
them to me tomorrow. Don't say
anything else to Moochie, don't
stop anywhere, or tell anyone
anything, ok? I can trust you
closely to juan)
absoulity man. I will get it done
(hands him the
Alright- here you go. I want those
rims by tomorrow night ok?
(ALMOST annoyed at
being talked down
Ok! Enough business man! Lets
party! Help me get this beer out
of my trunk!
(walking with him)
INT. WEIR HOUSE - NIGHT
Weir family is in the kitchen. Mom is at the sink while kids
and dad are helping to clear the table
It will get crazy in there around
11 o clock. Thats when all the
kids come for those half price
I hate seeing all those jocks from
Honey! You should be proud. Thats
your fathers store everyone is
coming to! That should make you
It doesn't exaclty work like that
They are probably those juvinille
deliquent kids that I catch shop
lifting every year. Trying to take
advantage of the crowd. You kids
need to help be on the lookout for
Dad, what am I going to do- body
slam a grown man who is shop
Grown men? No! I meant those
freaks from school!
Lindsay is Millie coming? She
always helps me with the popcorn
I don't know!!
should pretend to
I mean- I think so, Yeah I'm sure
So you will be there? The whole
night? With the whole family?
Yeah. Why not?
It's a tradition Sam! The whole
Weir gang helping out for the
sale. And we can order pizza to
the store really late at night
like we always do-
The phone rings and Jeane goes to get it
Remember when Sam fell asleep in
the basketball display?
Sam and Dad laugh
Mrs. Frank thought you were a
(kind of insulting
How old were you Sam, 10?
I was not 10! I must have been
like 4 or 5 years old!
(walking back into
Sam, Stacey is on the phone!
(grinning like a
Whos Stacey Sammy?
Lindsay laughs and makes a wistleing noise
no one- just this girl from school
Is she your GIRLFRIEND??
Sam walks away to go to the phone
(calling after him)
Tell her to come to the sale. I
want to get a good look at this
INT. SCHWIBER DINING ROOM - NIGHT
Niel and parents are sitting at the dining room table eating
take out. It's very quiet and tense.
Oh honey did I tell you that we
have dinner with the Cohen's on
(tense and angry)
No honey you must of forgot to
mention it. I might have surgey
How often do you have dental
surgery on a Saturday night?
Surely you would remember, right
Niels eyes are going back and forth bt his parents like a
Well, you never know when there
will be an emergancy..
(looking at Neil)
This time of year, there seems to
always be something!
So you'll go? The Cohen's? I made
a reservation at Bo Jacks
(looking at Neil)
So buddy. Any ladies for you? Did
you hear your brother's got that
new girlfriend. Shes in a sority?
Those girls are usually babes,
I'm working on something
You are, are you? Well who is she?
Shes a cheerleader, Vicki.
Hear that hun? Niels going to get
himself a cheerleader.
Mom forces a smile
Well, I don't know, I have a big
plan, I'm taking my time, you
She will be lucky to have you baby
(picking up rice)
The phone rings and Dr. Schwiber gets up suddenly. Neils mom
watches him walk into the kitchen.
DR. SHWIBER (OS)
Hi Bob! Yes, Well we are eating
dinner right now!
(trying to pull
listening to the
So I got an A on my lab
assignement today in science.
You did? What was the lab about?
Fossils, it was pretty boring but
easy I think
DR. SHWIBER (OS)
Can I call you later Bob? Maybe we
can meet for a drink tomorrow
I figured out the assigment before
Mom is straining to pay attention to Neil
And Sam alwyas finishes before
Dr.Schwibers voice lowers for a breif second as he mumbles
into the phone
Ok bob, I'll see you tomorrow then
...And I said, they have only
been here millons of years! The
whole class was cracking up!...
(notices mom isn't
Dr.Schwiber walks back to the table and sits down
(void of emotion)
Neils face falls as he notices a wierd vibe in the room- Mom
and Niel look at Dr. Schwiber.
That was Bob Salanger. He was
calling bc he has some investment
oppurtunity he wants to talk to me
about. We are going to have drinks
tomorrow night, do you want to
Investment oppurtunity? it's
probabably a pyimaid sceme!
Bob is a well respected lawyer in
town. He is not going to try and
sell me a load of hogwash!
Do you really think this is a good
time to invest in something?
Neil eyes are ping ponging again
What do you mean?
(speaking with her
I just MEAN, that you know with
Neil's college around the corner,
it's a little risky to be thorwing
Well it could also be great. Maybe
this idea will work out great for
us, we could get that television
for Neils room like we talked
(face lights up)
(fuming but hiding
it and controled)
Really? You think thats a
something we want to do right now?
It is! It is something we want to
do right now!
Parents are having a staredown and Neil deflates
You know what? I don't need a tv
in my room, I'm fine. The atari is
hooked up in the living room
(looking at Neil
No no sweetie, you want the TV?
You got that A in science lab? OK
we can get you a tv
Really? OH thats so great! I can't
wait to have the guys over we can
Mom gives dad a fake smile
May I be excused? I'm done eating
and I want to call Sam and Bill
and tell them the news before I do
Sure kid! Go ahead!
Neil runs off and then quickly comes back and hugs Dr.
Thanks guys! I can't wait!
Takes off again. Mom angerly throws a napkin down.
A tv in his room? you have GOT to
What? hes getting good grades.
Lord know we can afford it!
Oh just bc we can afford it? Don't
hide behind our child, david.And
do you really think that I think
that was Bob Salanger on the
phone, you must think I'm stupid
(makes a noise
blowing it off)
Do we have any more egg rolls?
(getting up and
You are unbeliveable!
So I'm guessing no on the egg
INT. DANIELS CAR - NIGHT
Nick and Ken are in the car. They are sitting outside a
warehouse and Nick is holding the wad of cash
Are you guys going to that party
Nick here is going shopping
A-1 sporting goods is having that
midnight madness sale- Everything
is like 50 off
Your such a girl!
Isn't that Lindsay's dad's store?
(looking at the
Do you realize what we could DO
with this money man? We could get
tons of stuff at that sale!
OR-We could buy a lot of pot. I
mean, A lot
out of nicks hand)
OK, This is not why I brought you
Why did you bring us?
I don't know
Beacause you are scared?
(turning around in
his seat to look
No! I'm not scared!
Yeah, Yeah man he is totaly
hes bugging out!
Daniel in not amused, he is watching for something out the
Yeah, hes totaly freaked man!
Whats up with the serious vibe.
Are we on a stakeout?
(in fake radio
Breaker breaker, 10-4 we have a
perp on the loose
Ken and Nick laugh
Are you guys high or something?
They both laugh again
Great! I can't have you guys
acting like idoits! I have to keep
a clear head! You are going to
no no no we will be cool, you know
we are Daniel
You better be.
You know. I may just be stoned.
But I think you are paying to much
for these rims. Why dont you see
if this Moochie guy can give you a
(just wanting then
to shut up)
Shut up okay, shhh. No. Juan said
500, it's 500.
Yeah but I mean, this Juan guy is
taking advantage of you. I mean we
are sitting here, for an hour. You
waste your whole night and then
drive the rims all the way over to
this guys house and you only make
a measly 50?
Well he said this is just a
starting job- There will be bigger
things after this
This guy obviously HAS the cash.
He hands you 500 like it's
I don't know. I'm just going to
get the rims and get out, like
Daniel, you talk your way out of
things all the time! Just tell
this moochie guy you can only pay
300. you can get anyone to do
Well that is one thing I AM good
at- that and one other
You know what? You should give
Juan the left over cash! Then he
will see that you know what you
are doing- You are a deal maker.
Gauntteed he will give you a
bigger job next time, or pay you
more then 50 bucks for this one!
If your not keeping the cash for
yourself, whats the point?
Hes not being dishonest, he is
just showing he is a good
(putting hands out)
sshhhhhhh, shut up they are here.
(turns to them)
STAY in the car, ok?
OK man, calm down
(getting out of
I am calm!
door slams and nick flinches
Dude, where ARE we?
(turning up radio
and leaning back
ha! Carla's totaly hot, right?
Ken smacks Nick in the head
Ow! What was that for??
lays back down
Yeah shes hot
They both laugh again
INT. WAREHOUSE - NIGHT
Music is playing loudly. Daniel walks cautiously into a
warehouse. It's dark but he can hear voices and he follows
them, stepping over car parts. There are at least a dozen
cars there, some in the state of being worked on. Daniel
follows the small light and noise to the back of the
warehouse where three guys are sitting at a small table.
There is cash being exchanged, cards being delt, shots being
poured. The guys are tough looking but good natured. They
see Daniel approach and become guarded.
Yo! You Danny?
(Walking up to
shake his hand)
Whats going on Daniel?
Are you moochie?
Daniel to follow
him back to the
We were just about to start "Go
Fish" You want in?
Yeah, we go sick of Gin, poker,
Ukere, 5 card, spoon-
Bridge, Spades, Rummy, Crazy
eights, Screw, Snap-
Red Dog, Kings, War, Spit, Old
Moochie starts to laugh
Alright shut up
They spend a lot of time sitting
around waiting for shipments to
come in- it's gets a little..
Yeah, but who pays ya though,
Moochie walks around to the table and sits down, pours
himself a shot and Daniel too and he takes it reluctantly
Daniel makes a face and the three guys laugh
Thats tequila kid
Yeah I know!
(light a cigar and
pulls out some
I've got 5 on this game
(Look at Daniel)
(picking up cards)
so I assume you are here for the
Yeah Juan sent me for the rims
and not looking
You know, I like Juan. Always
fair, does a good deal, trust
worthy. I've known him for almost
20 years, you know that?
How old are you?
The thing is, I KNOW the guy has a
stash of cubans, but he is playing
coy with me.
Yeah, cigars. I know the guy 20
years, and he isn't going sell me
them? I don't want to sell them,
I'm just looking for personal use,
You have any 5's?
(to thug 2)
No- I don't have no 5's GO FISH
Daniel is getting more comfortable he sees these guys are
harmless but is annoyed that Moochie is taking his time
So are we going to do this or
what? I got some buddies waiting
in the car.
Ok, OK- you cut to the chase, I
like that, no BS alright.
(puts cards face
down on the table)
Don't look at those!
He gestures for Daniel to walk with him and puts him on the
back as they walk down an asile of car parts
You in school?
No, I'm just working for Juan now
Yeah- I always say- you learn
everything you need to know by
doing. Not from some book, you
Thats what I'm sayin'! I start
working for Juan and I'm making
the big bucks NOW- I'm not going
to wait four years to go to
It will be a while before you yu
get a good cash flow, Daniel,
gotta gain trust, run errands for
a few years, then you start to
build a team, close guys around
you that you trust, get things
moving on your own.
You know. Someone has to take care
of the little things for a guy as
big as Juan. The real rewards come
later. When you get as big as
(he smiles at
Wait here, ok?
Moochie goes into the back room and Daniel takes out the
cash, thumbing though it. He stares at it for a moment, then
puts it away quickly as moochie comes back, wheeling two
shiny silver rims
Okay so 500 for the both of them,
do you have the cash?
(Pausing for a
How about 300?
Moochie stares at him for a second and then laughs. Loud. It
vibrates all around the room and but doesn't break Daniel
No. This was the deal
Listen, I know you agreed to 500.
(getting in Daniel
You are just some punk kid- The
deal was 500, I don't owe you any
favors. Juan and I go way back,
you think I'm going to let you
squeeze him out of 200?
Ok, well what if I owe you a
ah no no no kid, you DON'T want to
owe me a favor?
I'm not a kid, I'm 18, I have some
to learn but I've been around.
Juan trusts me, you should to.
I should, should I?
(heating up to)
Yeah. And I'm going to get you
those Cubans. A dozen.
How are you going to do that?
Don't worry about it!
I get you the cubans you give me
the rims for 350.
When will I have them?
Moochie paces for a second and is thinking
But you gotta give me the rims
now, bc If I go back to Juan
without them, he is never going to
give me the cubans
You got a deal
Tomorrow night- I'm going to that
(taking out money
and handing it to
That Lindberg party- yeah?
I'll be there-or here- you just
find me. And if you can't get
I'll get them-
IF you can't get them- I want my
150. You got it?
(picking up rims)
Yeah I got it- but you will get
Daniel starts to walk away, lugging the rims
(yelling after him)
I know where to find you Daniel!
INT. DANIEL CAR - NIGHT
Nick and Ken are passed out. They wake up to Daniel pulling
the door open
Hey! Help me put these in the
They reluctantly get out the car to help him
So what was it like, did they try
to kick your ass?
They lift the rims into the trunk
(blowing it off)
No- the guy was a little wierd,
Did you give him the money?
They slam the trunk and look at Daniel
Some of it
INT Daniel's car, they are driving
Where are you going to get Cubans?
It's not like - I mean, pot is
easier to get!
He said Juan has em
Yeah, but what if he doesn't have
them? or won't give them to you?
(feeling very cool)
I'll talk him into it- like you
said, I'm a business guy- a good
negotaitor. I'll come up with
That moochie guy is going to kill
No hes not
EXT. GRASS OUTSIDE SCHOOL - DAY
Cheerleaders are practicing at a distance, Bill, Niel, Sam,
and Gordon are eating lunch on the grass outside
How are you parents Neil?
(rubbing where Sam
It's fine. Things are fine. I
think the other day they were just
having a fight. They told me last
night that they are going to buy a
tv for my room!
Really? Wow Niel
And I want to invite you all over
to my house on Saturday night
after Sams dads sale.
I don't know, it could be really
late. I wish I didn't have to go.
Why? It's always so much fun. Are
you guys going to have snowcones
this year? I ate some many last
year my tounge turned blue!
Your gross. So you guys will sleep
over? The sci fi saturday night
movie starts at 1. We can watch it
in my room!
Sounds great! I heard it's going
to be "Planet of the Apes"
Everyone looks up to see Stacey Carr approaching them
Shhh. Be cool Neil
I'm always cool!
The other three start laughing
Hi Sam, Can I talk to you for a
They walk over a distance away and they are only seen
talking. The other geeks watch
Sam said they talked on the phone
for an hour two nights ago
AN hour? I can't even talk to you
guys for an hour!
What did they talk about?
I don't know, Sam said she is
really cool, like us. She knows
all about SCTV and star trek and
Thats the dream. The hot
cheerleader who is secretly a
What do you think they are talking
You can hear Stacey laugh
She is really experinced for a
What do you mean "experinced"?
Well you know, the things show
told me in Science lab the day I
hurt my eye. And she is always
going up to Sam, she called him.
Shes a little scarey
I liiiike it!
Sam and Stacey go their seprate ways and Sam looks shocked
as he sits back down
She asked me out
For Saturday night
She wants to go to this party-
Lindenberg's or something?
Lindenberg? Thats a COLLEGE party
Sam. Do you know what they DO at
(snapping out of
it and looking at
What do they do?
I don't know! Thats why you have
Um, isn't Sat when your dads sale
is? And Neils sleepover?
(smack head in
Oh no! OH I forgot! I already told
her yes, what am I going to do
now?? I have to be at my Dad's
store, he will KILL me!
You also have to go on this date
You can't cancel
Great, just great
INT. SCHIBER HOUSE - NIGHT
Niel is in his room cleaning and setting up for the
sleepover. He is aranging sleeping bags and deciding where
the televison is going to go. He over hears his mom talking
in the next room and creaps into the hallway to listen
Nancy, I just think it's time.
It's at a point I can't tolerate.
He just keeps pretending like
everything is fine. And this whole
thing with the television for
Neil's room, it's such a joke. How
stupid does he think the kid is?
He is going to forget about this,
bc we buy he a TV?
Neil can view part the room from the hallway. He mom is
sitting at the desk, her back away from him talking in a
hushed voice. Another long pause. Neil creeps along the wall
confused, closer to the room
(starting to get
I just thought we could wait-
Until he has his own life, once he
was in school...I know.. I
NIELS MOM (cont'd)
know...But my poor baby...I
Neil is starting to realize what is going on and slides to
the floor in despair
(more toegther now)
Oh god- I just never thought it
would come to this..
I can't belive we are getting a
Niel runs into his room slams the door and throws himself on
the bed and lets out a huge wail
Niels mom hearing the door slam and jumping in the air,
Oh my god Nancy I got to go..No
I'm ok...No...I know!... i gotta
(slams down phone
and stares at it)
She stands up and brushes off her pants. Looks in the mirror
at her red eyes and wipes the tears away. She sighs and
walks down the hallway to neils room. She knocks
Niels head is in his pillow and he is snobbing
(into his pillow)
NIELS MOM (OS)
Niel honey please- let me talk to
you. What you heard..I was just
talking..It doesn't mean
Neil still crying
NIELS MOM (OS)
Your father and I have our
problems baby, but we care about
you very much. We are still trying
to work it out!
Neil sslowing stops crying and rolls over looking at the
I just wanted to make sure I
explored all of the options. We
want what is best for everyone,
(matter of fact
What? I would never lie to you!
Maybe you don't mean to, but you
I have always been honest with
you- You know things between me
and your father are not perfect
He gets up and walks towards the door.
Divorce! I heard you say Divorce!
(starting to cry
Divorce is a long way from "not
(starting to cry)
Neil, I said we were working
Door swings open and Niel is standing there red in the face,
angrier then we have ever seen him
SHUT UP! SHUT UP! I'M SO SICK OF
Don't you tell me to shut up!
I'M NOT A BABY! STOP LYING TO ME!
YOU THINK I CAN'T HANDLE IT? YOU
CAN JUST BUY ME PRESENTS AND TV'S
AND I'M JUST GOING TO FORGET!
no! no thats not-
TELL DAD- DON'T YOU DARE BRING ME
THAT TV. I DON'T WANT IT! I DON'T
DO NOT! TALK TO ME!
Slams door. Leans agaist it. Heaving. Stares at the room he
has set up for the sleep over and suddenly just starts
trashing it, throwing stacks of comic books on the floor,
thorwing the sleeping bags in the closet, ect.
Niels mom sighs, head and hands pressed against the door,
and slowly stragitens up and walks down the hallway into the
INT. HALLWAY - DAY
Sam is standing at his locker talking to Stacey Carr. He
looks confident and happy. They are laughing.
Whatever Sam you were totaly
I was not!
Whatever- Cindy told me you had
your hands over your eyes the
OK- fine. I just don't like
they start to walk down the hallway and Bill approaches
They break apart
So I talked to Neil. He isn't
coming to school today.
I guess he is sick. And Sam he
canceled tonights sleepover too, I
guess he is really sick.
Thats ok- bc Sam and I are going
to that party tonight- right Sam
Um ah well yeah, yes I said I
good, great. OK it's will be do
(kisses Sam on the
Ok bye guys
(to sam as she
see you tonight ok?
Don't you have to help at your
dads store tonight?
Yes yes I know, what am I going to
do- I really want to go to that
party with Stacey
Whats your plan?
I don't have a plan. I don't know.
I guess leave early to go to the
party? Tell my dad I don't feel
Well I ate to many snowcones last
year. My puke was blue.
Bill- I don't want to actually
really be sick.
well if you did- 8 snowcones outta
Sam rolls his eyes
INT. GIRLS BATHROOM - DAY
Kim, Lindsay and Amy are in the bathroom talking and putting
I think she starting crying after
you called her a "disco bitch"
I just don't get it. I mean if
Nick doesn't even like her why is
he hanging out with her every
Lindsay, Obviously it's bc he
can't have you!
Yeah. Everyone knows, even Sarah
can tell. Why do you think she
hates you so much?
She hates me??
Well she isn't exactly the biggest
fan of us. With me it's a given.
Most girls hate me.
(raising her hand)
I used to
Oh shut up slut.
so now that it's out there and
everything, what do you know about
Daniel;s new girlfriend?
not much.I haven't met her. She is
older. Ken doesn't seem to like
Ken doesn't like anyone..
(leans aganist the
I guess he is working for her
Kim looks at her sharply
Thats her name? How do you know
I don't know, I think one of the
guys said it before
well whatever her name is, at
least he is annoying her rather
than me. What does her brother do?
work at a gas station or
something? What a loser!
Sometimes he promotes parties at
that club in Detroit- the box or
something? But mostly he just buys
and sells car parts, or maybe
fixes them, I don't really
understand it... It seems sketchy.
Ken says he is pretty sure what
they are doing is illegal.
Does daniel know it's illegal?
Whatever he is either to stupid to
figure it out or doesn't care.
Kim, forget about him- he is going
no where- I mean, he doesn't even
plan to graduate HIGH SCHOOL!
forgetten girls. Tonight I'm going
to find myself a college boy!
yeah about that...
You aren't going to flake out on
me, are you? You promised!
no no no I'm going to go- I want
to go- I'm just worried about the
Kim puts her hands on her hips and glares at lindsay
Listen guys, I will be there, I
promise. But maybe Kim you should
go with Ken and Amy and I can meet
you- I mean I just don't want my
dad to think I'm running off to go
to some party. I'll just tell him
I don't feel well or something I
(grabbing kims arm)
Kim- I will be there. I promise.
Go with Ken and Amy and I will
Yeah just come with us and Lindsay
can meet up later..
But you BETTER be there.
Lindsay nodds confidently but looks nervous
INT. A-1 SPORTING GOODS - NIGHT
Howard is pacing back and forth in front of Lindsay, Jean,
Sam, Millie, Bill, and a half dozen workers. He begins to
speak like an army general.
In a few short moments, those
doors will open. And you will be
meet by a sea of people. People
wanting to save, people wanting to
shop. People wanting tennis
rackets for 70 pecent off. They
will be impacient, they will be
frantic, they may be rude and
pushy or become violent. But
remember one thing. You are a
representivite of A-1 sporting
goods. The customer is king. Be
kind, helpful, and accomidating to
each and every person who shops in
He leans forward to look at all of them
ARE YOU READY??
Linday rolls her eyes and looks at Sam who is bored as all
yes sir! We are ready!
walks towards the front door
Come on guys, I need everyone on
top of your game. I said are you
everyone mumbles "ready" as howard opens the door. three
people casually enter the store. He looks outside for the
crowd and then back at the workers who are all chit chating
and working the popcorn machine ect.
It will pick up! So be ready for
INT. APARTMENT - NIGHT
Juan's apartment, there are 10 people there all older,
listening to music and drinking beer. Carla is sitting on
the couch, Daniel opens the door he is holding the rims.
Carla and Juan rush forward.
AH yes, man thanks! Come on in!
(kisses Daniel on
Daniel walks in and hands Juan the rims. He walks over to
the kitchen table and they follow him. he places them on the
table and inspects them.
great. Just like what moochie
said- 825 geniune silver with a
exterier emboss. Nice.
(walking over to
Hey man I gotta talk to you. I got
what you needed.
Just a second...
Juan walks over to the kitchen with thug 1. Daniel watches
as thug one pulls out a small handgun and hands it to Juan,
who places it in his waistband. he realizes Carla is talking
to him and snaps back.
So Juan is going to gone all night
(looking at her
like a peice of
(playing with his
so I thought you might stay here
(leaning in to
I'll be here..
As he kisses her he keeps his eyes open and sees juan hand
thug 1 a few hundered dollar bills
I'm going to the bathroom
Juan walks back to the table and sits down
so Danny where were we?
Oh yeah the rims. Look real nice.
Moochie didn't give you any
nah, he was cool, he was a
no, he was a little weird
Yeah, what I said- I've known him
a long time, good guy.
Daniel nods, and dumbs his fingers on the table
You like my sister?
Yeah. No- she cool, and hot-
Juan looks alarmed and angry
No- I mean she is a good girl
and standing up)
Do you know who you are talking
to? I'm her brother!
listen man, calm down. I didn't
mean it like that. Yes Carla is
pretty, but she is almost funny,
and fun and very cool.
Ya know, when she first starting
going out with you, I was shocked.
I mean the guys she usually goes
for, ya know, tough guys.
A lot of jerks have treated her
badly, you know. and I THINK. I
think you are one of the good
I am- and I really like her- I do.
Yeah, I know you mean no harm. But
I'm telling you I'm very
protective of my little sister.
(stands up and
rest his hands on
the bump that is
and if anyone ANYONE try to hurt
her, I'm going to hurt THEM
tenfold, you understand me?
It's not going to happen man, but
yeah, I got it.
reaches into pocket and pulls out wad of cash, Daniel stares
at all of the 100's and 50's and Juan pulls out a fifty
dollar bill and hands it to him.
good job, thanks
so do you smoke cigars?
Sometimes, yeah. Why?
I hear those cubans are pretty
Good? No AMAZING. It's like silk
rolling off your tounge. Nothing
You have some?
looks at Daniel suspiously
(matter of fact)
alright alright, do you have some,
but just don't have any for me?
(glaring at him
Juan walks around the table
OK I just thought you might know,
I just wanted to see how to get my
hands on one. If you knew anybody.
Juan puts his hand on Daniels shoulder and leans in
I do know. I'm just got going to
Maybe one day soon Danny, okay?
Juan clasps his shoulder again and then walks away. Daniel
looks freaked out
INT. A-1 SPORTING GOODS - NIGHT
store is a lot busier. Sam, Millie, Bill, and Lindsay are
helping to organize tennis shoes. People are milling
everywhere, it's chaos around them. They look bored. Sam
looks at his watch again.
Sam, why do you keep looking at
I don't know, I just want this
thing to be over already
I think it's fun. I like seeing
everyone. A bunch of teachers from
school were here, did you see Mrs.
Sam whats wrong?
He's just mad bc he is missing his
date with stacey carr
Lindsay and Millie laugh
Sam, she IS your girlfriend I KNEW
no shes not!
and she never will be if I don't
go to that party tonight
what party- that college party?
I don't know, it's on Elm street.
Stacey is going and she wants to
go with me- I just
Dad walks up to them and looks down
What are you guys doing? That is a
two person job max. Sam come with
me, I need you to help in camping.
(thowing a shoe
down and standing
No! I can do it dad, Millie and I
Ok fine, you girls come with me-
Sam and Bill, you stay and sort
He walks away and Millie follows. Lindsay leans down and
ok- go just go now!
What? no I can't go- Mom and Dad
will kill me!
mom and dad won't find out! Just
go for a few hours, they are too
busy to notice. Just be back here
in time for pizza!
(from a few feet
(she looks back at
Go now. Before it gets to late-
I'll take care of it
SHe rushes away to follow them and Sam looks at Bill
I can handle this
What? no. I can't just LEAVE!!
Why not? Doesn't your sister do it
all the time?
She used to- and she got in
trouble. Grounded. If that happens
I will NEVER see stacey!
You really like her Sam
Then go just go-
I never do anything bad- I can't-
They go back to fixing he shoes for a minute, Sam looking
upset suddendly he stands up
I'm going- I'll...I'll be right
Sam takes off likr a rocket, leaving Bill staring in shock
INT. PARTY - NIGHT
House party in Detroit- a lot of people, college kids, good
music playing. Freaks walk into party, Kim drops empty
bottle to the floor
approving of the
Amy follows kim away
Should we find the keg?
The hallway is crowded Amy and Kim make their way though.
Kim is smiling at all the guys.
(to random guy)
(pushing kim and
Come on Kim I gotta pee!
(leering at Kim)
You go to wayne or state?
(reaching out his
(pointing at Amy)
This is Amy
You guys want a beer or something
Sure. We were just going to go to
the bathroom- we'll meet you by
(working his way
though the crowd)
OK! two beers!
Kim and Amy laugh
You don't waste any time do you?
What he was cute!
Camera pans to Stacey, Vicki, and Cindy hudled in the
corner, they look uncomfortable
Do you think Sam is going to show
I'm sure he will, Sam's a really
good guy, he wouldn't stand you up
(looking at her
I thought Tim and those guys were
getting us wine coolers. Where are
(looking out the
I told you!
Sam running at full speed up to the front door. He stops on
the porch, heaving, catching his breath
(he looks up,
She grabs his hand and leads him inside the house
INT. JUAN'S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Daniel and Carla are in a bedroom in Juan's apartment, loud
music is playing and a few voices are heard. It's dark,
Daniel and Carla are making out on the bed, He is on top of
Stop it, you know I can't do it at
my brothers house!
Who said anything about doing it?
We are just kissing!
They continue to go at it, he slides her shirt up a little,
she giggles and pulls it down. He kisses her neck.
(wispering but not
stopping what he
They kiss for another moment
Daniel slides off her and props his head up on his hand
why are you so wierd about your
I'm not wierd, it's just he is
The music suddenly stops and then voices are heard walking
out and the door shuts and it is silent.
Where are they going?
She rolls on top of him and kisses him
But now that he is gone...
They kiss again for a few moments and Daniel starts to sit
(holding on to him)
Where are you going?
I gotta go to the bathroom
He leans down and kisses her
I'll be right back.
(smiles and lays
back on the bed)
Ok baby, I'll be waiting for you!
Daniel walks out the bedroom door and shuts it behind him,
he creeps along the hallway towards the linen closet.
Carla in the bedroom, smelling a candle and lighting it.
Browsing the desk, covered in playboys. She opens one up and
is grossed out and throw it in a drawer.
Daniel looking behind him and then walking into the closet
and snooping around. It appears normal. He looks behind
stacks of towels, toliet paper rolls, opens a box and finds
a bunch of playboys, firecrakers in another box.
Carla looking at her hair in the relection of a lamp.
Putting it up and then putting it down. She crosses the room
and smells the candle again. She takes off her shirt so she
is wearing a tank top
Daniel walking out of linen closet and creeping along the
hallway to Juan's room. There are pictures of him and his
friends on the wall. Rolling papers in the dresser drawres,
a bunch of persreption meds. He opens the closet door and
there are two humidifiers running, He is put off by hiw damp
it is in there but is to stupid to realize what that means.
He searches behind the dirty clothes and finds a safe. He
stares at it.
Carla getting up and walking back over to the drawer with
the playboy in it and looking at the center fold. Puts her
hands on her boobs, sucks stomach in, sucks cheeks in and is
sizing herself up
Daniel trying to open the safe, swirling the dial in every
direction. Out of the corner of his eye he sees 5 or 6 large
books stacked in a row on the high shelf. He slides one of
the boxes over and slowly steps on it, trying to reach the
Carla realizing it has been a while, and starting to get
Daniel slides books aside and behind them are 6 shoeboxes
stacked . He pulls one off the top, takes the top off and
inside, pretected by plastic wrap are the cigars. There are
about 2 dozen in there. Daniel smiles.
Carla gets up and walks toward the door
Daniel, startled, in the closet, falling into the box he is
standing on, about to walk out of the closet-
Carla opening the bedroom door
She walks in the hallway and down it and approaches the
bathroom door just as the toliet flushes.
(from inside the
Swings door open
Hey want to go somewhere? I heard
of this party on Elm is going to
Hey want to go somewhere? I heard
of this party on Elm is going to
but I thought you wanted to
(points to the
but I thought you wanted to
(points to the
I always want to do THAT, but this
party is tonight man!
(unsure but going
with the flow)
Yeah sounds fun- lets go then
Daniel leans forward and kisses her quickly
INT. A-1 SPORTING GOODS - NIGHT
Linsday and Millie are working the popcorn stand, the store
is super crowded now.
(walking up to the
Have you girls seen Sammy?
No I have not seen Sam...around
I think I saw him in the tennis
there is a huge gong at the front of the store and Howard
(handing a popcorn
bag to someone)
These shoppers are crazy!
Here ye here ye- for the next half
hour take an extra 10 percent off
everything in the store!
Tell me about it! Some lady pushed
me on her way to the camping
a few people yell and more people start shopping faster.
So do you think Sam snuck out of
the store? It's kind of dangerous-
Did he walk to that party all by
(in a wisper)
shhhh, Millie! The party is only a
few streets away. Plus when Sam
comes back, I'm going to go.
What? Lindsay you can't go! Who is
going to help me with the popcorn
I have to! I promised Kim!
(look at watch)
Sam better hurry up
INT. PARTY - NIGHT
Sam is sitting on a couch next to Stacey. Cindy is sitting
on a chair next to them. Other jocks and vicki are around,
the girls got their wine coolers, Sam isn't drinking.
And Sam's also a really good
dancer, aren't you Sam?
Yeah you are!
(turning to sam
So what animal did you pick to do
your biology assignment on?
Well I know it's stupid but I
thought I would pick a gunni pig.
Just bc I used to have one and
it's might be fun.
You did?? I did too! His name was
Paul, my mom named him after Paul
We named ours pink
Yeah, my sister named him, she was
My brothers named our cat tonka-
bc of his tonka trucks. It's so
dumb that we have a kitten named
(glacing at her
Yeah. Anyway Sam, so I was
thinking that since it's a group
project, maybe you wanted to work
Yeah, sure- it will be great. We
can put pictures of Paul and Pink
in the report!
ok, but nothing with me in it- I
was so dorky when I was a kid!
No way, I'm sure you weren't!
No no! I had big glasses and buck
teeth.. I was a total freak.
You could never be a freak! You
are so.. so
Stacey, I thought you were going
to be my partner for the project!
what? no? When did I say that?
(getting all huffy
Well, maybe you didn't say it, but
we always work together. We do all
our projects together! Now who am
I going to work with? I'm going to
have to work with Bill Aberchuck
or some loser!
Sorry- it's just that Stacey is my
partner, we always work together.
Well, this time , I'm working with
Sam. We can work together next
time. I'm sorry Cindy.
Fine. Fine. Have fun. I don't care
She storms off. Stacey and Sam look at each other confused
What was that about?
CAMERA PANS INTO THE KITCHEN
Kim is talking to that dude and laughing, she is clearly
wasted, falling all over him. Nick, Sarah, Ken, and Amy are
sitting at the kitchen table, nick is eating cookies and
pointing at the box
no no no thats what I'm sayin man!
Like what does it mean- it says
"game piece inside, no purchase
But they could BE someone elses
so lets say that I go to your
I open the box and find out I'm a
winner- I win
(looks at box)
Wow! A stero system! OK lets say I
win the sweepstakes JUST by
opening the box. What happens
then? I get the prize or I have to
give it to you?
You give it to me- my mom brought
them.The prize belongs to us.
Like your mom buys anything- your
housekeeper buys them- SHE wins
Fine- she wins
But thats the thing- it says no
purchase nessasary, but in order
to win, you HAVE to buy the box!
They are messing with you mind
You think the cookie company is
messing with your mind?
You need to have to box to open it
to see if you are a winner, but
you have to buy the box to open
it- so why do they say "no
purchase nessasary". It's a
What if you steal the box?
suddenly Daniel walks in with Carla- the who group yells his
name and he greets them. He doesn't see Kim yet but she sees
him. She is glaring at him and Carla as they talk to Ken and
laugh. The guy is talking to her but she isn't listening.
Suddenly she grabs him and starts making out with him out of
The keg is over there
(walks with Carla
into the kitchen)
They walk into the kitchen, and Daniel sees her. He gulps
and stares as Carla grabs a cup and starts filling up.
(handing beer to
(pulling his eyes
As she fills her cup Kim stops kissing the guy long enough
to look at Daniel as she leads him off into a dark room off
Daniel! come here.
Daniel grabs carla and they walk towards the kitchen
CAMERA PANS TO FRONT
Moochie walks in, looking tough guy. He says hello to some
random girl and kisses her on the cheek, he walks though the
crowd, looking for someone. He walks by Sam, who is with
stacey and they look close to kissing, he walks past Kim
making out on the couch with the random guy. As he kisses
her neck, you can see a tear. He walks past the keg and into
the kitchen were Daniel and co are all laughing.
(looking up not
surpised to see
Yo whats up Moochie
(does fist pound
whats going on?
(kisses her on the
(waves to people
sitting at table)
These are my friends. Nick, Ken,
Sarah and Amy
Eveyone nods or says hi or whats up?
(putting his hand
Can we talk outside for a minute?
I'll be right back, ok?
(turns to group)
So what are you guys drinking?
EXT. FRONT PORCH - NIGHT
Daniel is showing Moochie the cigars, They are in a plastic
bag. Moochie takes one out and smells it.
Oh yeah. This is it, this is the
stuff- wow that smells good.
What did I tell ya?
you told me, you told me- yep- wow
good going kid.
alright, you proved yourself a man
tonight now- How did you get Juan
to give these up?
Ahh. That is my secret. It's what
I do- I'm good at talking people
You sure are- you talked me into
I did- but I got you what you
(pulling a cigar
out and cutting
the end off)
True. What to try?
Moochie lights the end and takes a few puffs
ahhh, like silk!
(handing over to
Now don't inhale like a ciggarte
or hold it in like weed. Just hold
it in your mouth to get the taste,
and then blow it out.
Daniel fumbles and ends up getting in a coughing fit-
Moochie laughs and pats him on the back
a car door slams and a bunch of guys walk up laughing- They
are Juan and his friends. The smile drops off Daniel's face
and he is very fidigdy
ayyyy, look who it is?
Everyone says their hellos
so those rims work out good?
Yeah, I think I'm going to sell
them to Tony's tire shop, I'm
thinking I can mark them up-
(looks at Moochie
Is that a cuban?
Daniel is slowing trying to step off the porch un noticed,
he looks terrified
Where did you get it?
From you dumbass-
Yeah, Daniel traded them for 150?-
you know, I took the price out
Daniel creeping down the stairs
(facing Daniel, a
look of fury on
What the hell is he talking about?
(pissed to juan)
What the hell am I talking about??
CAMERA PANS TO STACEY AND SAM ON COUCH
They are kissing, nothing to gross
Hey do you want to maybe go
outside and get some air?
Yeah, it's really hot in here
They walk though the front door onto the porch
Then give me my money
Daniel, give him his money
Um well see I don't have it
You don't have it?? You son of a
Juan throws a punch at Daniel who ducks just in time and
runs into Juan, knocking him to the ground along with Sam
who was in the way. Moochie jumps over Juan at Daniel and
the other guys join in. Stacey is screaming and running out
into the lawn
Somehow Daniel scrambles away. Looking behind him, he spots
Sam in the pile up. He continues to run, looks beihins again
and decides to run back and grab sam, who is huddled on the
porch with his hands over his face. Daniel grabs him by his
shirt and throws a punch at Juan, who doubles over. Daniel
runs at full speed down the lawn, Sam behind him, followed
by moochie, juan and co.
the lawn, Stacey
and Sam following)
They jump in his car and just as he speeds off, the other
guys get in their car
INT. DANIEL CAR - NIGHT
He is speeding like a manic, Sam is in the front seat
freaking out, Daniel is focused on the road
holding his face)
What is going on? What are you
What does it look like I'm
(glancing at Sam)
Are you bleeding?
to front seat)
Oh my God Sam!
(covering his face)
It's fine- I'm fine!
He looks in the review mirror, they are gaining on him.He
drives even faster.
(yelling at Daniel)
(looking at her)
Who the hell are you?
Stacey- and are you trying to kill
(weaving along the
no! They are!
It doesn't matter!
Are you kidnapping us?
Shut up Sam!
Sam looks hurt at this
(looking at sam)
Lindsay- your sister- where is
she, where is she right now?
he doesn't answer
The car chasing them pulls up next to them
Your dead Desario!
WHERE IS SHE??
Sam! Tell him!
Daniel makes it though the next light, but the other car
almost gets in an accident, and is slowed down by cars
braking in front
(looking out the
Did we loose them?
I'm trying to...
(looking at Sam)
Are you ok, kid?
It's just a nose bleed- yeah, I'm
Sam, please. These guys are going
to find me. They know where I
Why don't you just give them what
Because I don't have what they
The are gaining on them again, Daniel takes a turn and the
Please, I know Lindsay would want
to help me. - where is she?
Sam says nothing, he just shakes his head
(it dawns on her)
The sale! She is at the sale. A-1
Sam looks deflated
Daniel looks at Sam and back at the road.
INT. A-1 SPORTING GOODS - NIGHT
Store is crowded. Lindsay is talking to a women and
laughing, Howard is ringing up customers, Jeane is saying
hello to people
INT. DANIELS CAR - NIGHT
I really think I lost them this
time, back there at the last
His voice trails off as he enters the parking lot. It's
bumper to bumper, kids holding ballons everywhere, people
standing in the street talking
(freaking out and
laying on his
Just relax! What are they going to
do- attack you in front of 100
people and the police?
forward, where a
cop is buying a
Sam- you are still bleeding- here
She gives him a tshirt from the back of Daniel's car and he
holds it up to his nose. Daniels car is inching forward and
is now in the middle of the parking lot.
Can we get out here? I'm getting
Sam opens the car door, slams it and gets out of the car,
running towards the store.
(opens the door
and turns to
(rolling his eyes)
As she gets out of the car and slams the door, Daniel looks
behind him and sees Moochies car pulling into the parking
lot. Daniel spies a spot and quickly pulls in and jumps out
of the car. He runs though the parking lot as Juan opens the
passanger door and looks all around. He sees Daniel just as
he ducks into the store.
INT. A-1 SPORTING GOODS - NIGHT
Sam stumbles in the front door, Stacey behind him. Jeane
rushes up to him.
Oh my god Sammy what is going on?
Are you ok?
It's ok mom, my nose started
bleeding, I was just outside with
Daniel rushes into the store in the background. He briefly
pauses, and then runs into the crowd.
Oh no, it just started bleeding?
Just like that?
Yes, we were in the parking lot
talking, and it just started
Jeane makes a grossed out face
I'm stacey by the way
Stacey! OH hi! YOU'RE Stacey
So you have heard of me?
You bet I have
though the shirt)
Oh ok kids come on lets go to the
back, lets see if laying upside
down will help
She leads them away
Moochie, Juan, and two thugs walk in the front door and look
Where is he? I know I saw him come
He thinks he can hide?
First he takes advantage of my
sister, weasels 150 bucks outta
me and then steals my cubans! That
little punk is dead.
They all storm forward into the crowd.
Quieter part of the store, Lindsay is in the hunting
section, showing a man a hunting suit, there are maybe three
other people in the area
(to man as he
Thanks, have a good night!
She spins around and run directly into Daniel, who is a
AHHH! Daniel hi what are you doing
(grabbing her and
Lindsay do you have 150?
WHat? Daniel what is going on?
Juan and these other guys, I owe
them money and they are chasing
me- These guys are crazy, ok?
What? Who is chasing you?
Tell me whats going on!
I promise I will explain
everything in a minute can you
just please get me to a place
where they won't find me?
They are here, in the store??
Grabs him my the jacket and storms of down an asile
They go to a back down and lindsay takes a key out of her
pocket and opens it. It is some sort of storage closet. They
both go in and shut the door.
IN A-1'S BACK ROOM
Sam is laying upsdie down on the couch. Stacey is next to
him and Bill is sitting on a chair eating a snow cone.
Mom- I swear it's fine, the
bleeding has stopped for the most
Are you sure Sam?
Mrs. Weir, I will take care of
him- I'll let you know if it
starts bleeding again
(gesturing to the
Go- Bill and I will watch.
Oh Stacey you are so sweet. It was
wonderful meeting you!
(walking to the
alright, I'll leave you kids
alone- please let me know if you
need anything at all Sam
Mom- I'm fine
She walks though the door as Neil walks in
Hi Mrs. Weir
Niel walks into the room
I thought you were sick!
What happened to you?
It's a long story
Yeah don't you have the flu or
something? You told me you were
puking all day.
(matter of fact)
Nope, I'm not sick.It's that my
parents are getting a divorce.
The room is in shock
I'm sorry Neil
Want some of my snowcone?
(shaking his head)
And it's safe to say I'm not
getting that tv in my room either
oh no Neil, thats really terrible
It is. It's really terrible. ANd I
have been thinking about how
horrible and terrible and sad it
is for two days now, so can we
talk about something else?
(to Sam and Stacey)
Did you go to that party? Is that
why your nose is bleeding?
Yeah well yeah
He got beat up
INSIDE THE CLOSET
(angry and pacing)
What now Daniel??
(sitting on the
floor against the
What do you mean?
It's always something with you
What? no- we are friends right?
What do you mean you guess? Is
this about Kim?
Thugs getting pushed around by crazy shoppers. Moochie is
waiting by the door with thug 1 and 2
I can't belive that idoit is
Juan is seen giving cash to the cashier to buy a pair of
Desrio aint here- we looked around
the back too
Well the little weasel got away.
But at least I got these nikes for
50. Good deal.
Carla knows where he lives, we can
go back tomorrow and beat his ass
Carla isn't going to be happy
about this- she never listens to
me, I told her this guy was a punk
They leave the store
It's dark, Lindsay is pacing in front of Daniel, pissed
NO! It's not about Kim!
Ok MAYBE it's about Kim
This is unbelivable!
He gets up to leave
(gesturing for him
to sit down)
no no no, stay in here. I mean-
whats going on Daniel? I've never
seen you this freaked out before.
I'm an idoit
I was sick of just sitting around
being errand boy while everyone
else was making money.
Who? Your girlfriends brother,
this Juan guy?
Juan, all those guys. I tried to
do a deal of my own.
And I see that worked out
so what, you owe them money or
That and I stole some cigars- And
I also lied to Carla, so I'm
pretty sure Juan is going to want
to kill me for that too.
Just give everything back Daniel
I gave it all to my mom- I know it
will halp pay for my dads
(smiles briefly and kicks at the ground)
I kept 40 for myself though
It's silent as Lindsay slides down to sit next to him
It just all seemed so easy, school
was always such a drag for me you
know. This way was so much easier.
Hot girl, money, everything
I know, it's stupid! I'm stupid.
You are NOT stupid
Yes I am, even if I was back in
school, I would'nt pass my classes
(touching his arm)
Yes, you would! I told you, I
could help you-not that you need
help you are already smart- but
just someone to keep you on track.
But we tried that already Lindsay,
it didn't work!
(playing with his
my life is a waste
Listen, your life is not a waste.
STOP feeling sorry for yourself.
And it will work this time,
because this time it's different.
How- how is it different?
Because now you know whats out
there- Just think of graduating as
a way to avoid all this crap, you
I can't avoid it, its my life!
With a highschool degree there are
so many other options. You can
even consider commuinty college,
you could go to film school..
That would be cool
They look at each other and he swallows hard. He looks
Why do you say these things?
you actually think it's possible
for ME to go to film school?
Not everything is measured in
grades in school. I just belive in
They look at each other for a breif moment and Daniel leans
forward to kiss her. She doesn't move, kind of in shock.
When he kisses her, she doesn't respond at first but after a
second they are kissing tenderly in the darkness, he is
stroking her hair. After about 5 seconds she gasps and pulls
Oh my god!
Oh my god- DANIEL!!
You kissed me!
You kissed me too!
Daniel stands up
you started it! Oh my god you
Me? I'm a jerk??
(getting in his
Don't tell anyone about this-EVER!
He smiles and says nothing, he just grabs at her waist
looking like he is going to kiss her again. She looks at him
kind of leaning in also- then snaps back
NO ONE, OKAY?
She flings the closet door open and slams it shut. She leans
her head against the door for a second then storms off.
Inside the closet, Daniel exhales a confused/offended sigh