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2 Dec

Mob City @MobCityTNT

Mob City
Based on the book by John Buntin.

Pilot Episode
"A Guy Walks Into A Bar"

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FAN

3 Dec

Thomas @Thomas_Rocks

“@MobCityTNT : Mob City
Based on the book by John Buntin.
Pilot Episode"A Guy Walks Into A Bar" http://t.co/aBNFEsMt3z”

@Willakers1892

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3 Dec

Dusty Terrell @DJTerrell

RT @MobCityTNT : Mob City Pilot Episode: "A Guy Walks Into A Bar"

#MobScript http://t.co/ohaIU2uStV << SHANE from Walking Dead! 😎👍

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3 Dec

Rachel @iRachelBrill

CLEVER AdapTWEETion READ SCRIPT before it premieres Wed @MobCityTNT Pilot Episode "A Guy Walks Into A Bar"
#MobScript http://t.co/0n8s4PLNMg

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2 Dec

Mark Brooks @dirdeutschqa

@MobCityTNT looks great

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2 Dec

♚ @k88hn

@MobCityTNT CANT WAIT OMG

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2 Dec

Sasha Blejec @SashaBlejec

@MobCityTNT SO excited for the next three days!

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2 Dec

@MichaelWren @MikeGucciardo

@MobCityTNT Is there still casting for this and if so who can I ask ?

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2 Dec

rain_maker @rain_maker

@MobCityTNT can't wait for this show!

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2 Dec

leezadam @leezadam

@MobCityTNT Simply cannot wait for this show! #MobCity #Excited

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-- SCENE ONE --

Open on the exterior of a New York City street at night

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2 Dec

Frank Darabont @FrankDarabont

Welcome to Mob City "@MobCityTNT -SCENE ONE -
Open on the exterior of a New York City street at night.

#MobScript http://t.co/rP6suuH7HB”

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3 Dec

Jim Minns @Jim_Minns

@MobCityTNT @edward_burns Your jaw must've hit the floor when You first received this!

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3 Dec

Fabian Bayer @CheapStove

@FrankDarabont @MobCityTNT Can't wait!

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2 Dec

Brian Snapp @snappstare

@MobCityTNT New York City, in the year 1925 ... YES! #timemachine please? Looking forward to #mobcity premiere on Wednesday

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2 Dec

La Femme Graphique @PunkinElf

@FrankDarabont @MobCityTNT WooHoo! Can't wait! I'd love to see #NormanReedus as a guest star!

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2 Dec

Terri Kwiatkowski @shineonangel

@FrankDarabont @MobCityTNT Can't Wait To See It! :)

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2 Dec

Devon Coull @DCoull819

@MobCityTNT thanks @FrankDarabont for my first Co-Star. Excited to be a part of your machine. We are #MobCity

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2 Dec

Holly Carlson @jnhcarlson

@FrankDarabont @MobCityTNT excited for this show amazing cast!

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2 Dec

Dean Mc Kinney @DeanMcKinney3

@FrankDarabont @MobCityTNT HELL YEAH! Can't wait for this show! Darabont u genius

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2 Dec

Ronandusty @ronandusty

@FrankDarabont @MobCityTNT Any idea when this will be on tv in Europe?

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2 Dec

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3 young men in suits & coats, shabby but dignified, approach a Broadway theatre.
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2 Dec

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In the lead: A short guy with Jewish features.
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2 Dec

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To his left: A handsome guy with an angular face
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2 Dec

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To his right: A gaunt guy with a severe, angular face #MobScript

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They stop, lay their violin cases on the pavement. Suddenly, 2 thugs pop from a dark alley aiming pistols.
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The musicians thrust hands into the air, shocked, as…
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2 Dec

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A 3rd thug looms from the alley aiming a shotgun
SHORT GUY: Don’t shoot! Don’t shoot us Ok?
THUG2: Shut up
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2 Dec

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Thug2 circles behind them to give each a pat down.

HANDSOME GUY: C’mon, guys, we’re flat broke.
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2 Dec

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Thug1 prods him with the .38.

THUG1: This look like a robbery?

SHORT GUY: My mistake. Could be the guns.
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2 Dec

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THUG2: What’s in the cases?

Short Guy hesitates. This a trick question?

SHORT GUY: Violins?
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2 Dec

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Thug2 finishes his frisk, rejoins his partner.
THUG2: Show us. Slow.
Nervous glances among the musicians.

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2 Dec

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They crouch. The latches are thrown. The lids are raised. Angle closes on the cases to reveal...
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2 Dec

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Gaunt Guy rises, offers his for inspection.

Thug1 takes it with a questioning look.
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2 Dec

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GAUNT: Theaters let out soon. We catch the crowds & pass a hat. Trying to scratch together a meal
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2 Dec

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THUG1: So scratch
He hands the violin back. Not an invitation, but a challenge. One their lives depend on.

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2 Dec

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Gaunt Guy puts bow to strings, begins to play.
A beautiful deep tone: the opening of “Charmaine.”
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It’s an achingly romantic melody, full of longing for an unrequited love. Handsome & Short join in.
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2 Dec

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The thugs ease off. Their attention drawn back down the alley as a horn honks…steel roll-up doors are open
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2 Dec

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Light spills from a warehouse. At the loading dock are 2 vehicles: Model T & fully-loaded stake-bed truck
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Some men are putting the finishing touches on the truck’s cargo. 5 more emerge with pistols & shotguns.
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2 Dec

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The thugs withdraw, melting quickly into the shadows: Thug2 & Thug3 hurry down the alley to the warehouse. #MobScript

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Thug1 stays just inside the alley, eyes on the street, watchful & tense.

THUG1: Act natural. Keep playin #MobScript

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2 Dec

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The musicians avert their gazes & keep playing. Down the alley the engines start. Headlights come on.
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2 Dec

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A well-dressed young woman rounds the corner pushing a baby carriage. Thug checks her out. She’s a looker
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2 Dec

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He reluctantly takes his gaze off her & keeps scanning the street, seeing no threats. Signals "all clear" #MobScript

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Steel doors roll down. Armed men wave vehicles out to escort up the alley. The musicians keep playing…
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2 Dec

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The woman with the baby carriage draws closer. He sees her pause. She pulls a few coins from her purse.
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The woman keeps walking *without* the baby carriage. Oddly, Handsome Guy slaps her on the ass as she goes.
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ShortGuy throws back the baby blanket, uncovering 3 tommy guns, all the men swapping violins for weapons.
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2 Dec

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Thug1 turns, wondering why the music has stopped, sees 3 Thompsons being cocked. His eyes widen in horror…
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The musicians open fire. Huge blasts tear the night.
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2 Dec

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300 rounds are fired...
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...in less than 15 seconds.
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Blood paints the alley walls
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2 Dec

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The musicians run out of ammo.
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The truck driver dives out his door & runs for his life, vanishing back down the alley.
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2 Dec

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HANDSOME GUY: RUN, YOU MONKEY! TELL YOUR BOSS WE’LL HAVE A DRINK ON HIM! AT HIS IRISH WAKE!
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2 Dec

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Handsome Guy pulls a stick of dynamite from his coat. Meyer’s eyes widen.

MEYER: Aw, Benny, no, come on…
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JOE TEAGUE (VOICEOVER): In years to come, Bugsy & Meyer will make history.
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JOE TEAGUE (VOICEOVER): Sid? He’ll just make trouble.
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Puffing his cigar, Bugsy leads them down the alley to the Model T. The man in the back is badly wounded.
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WOUNDED MAN: Wait. I can’t find my gun.
Disoriented with shock, patting the seats…
BUGSY: Typical Mick.
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2 Dec

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Bugsy raises the dynamite stick, shows it to the guy, gives him a faint smile.

MEYER: Benny, please…
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2 Dec

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Bugsy lights his dynamite off his cigar, lobs it casually through the shattered windshield as he passes…
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2 Dec

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The wounded man gasps as the dynamite bounces onto the back seat next to him. He tries to grab it, but…
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Bugsy swings up behind the wheel. Meyer & Sid drag the dead guy out, scramble up & squeeze next to Bugsy.
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The wounded man is still trying to grab the stick of dynamite, the slow fuse sputtering and mocking him…
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2 Dec

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Bugsy cranks the ignition. Wuh-wuh-wuh. Won’t start. They trade a look.

SID: I think it’s flooded.
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Meyer explodes in exasperation: MEYER: We’re here to hijack the booze, Benny, not blow it up & us with it!
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2 Dec

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SID: Keep the pedal down. Bugsy does, cranks the ignition. Wuh-wuh-wuh. It finally catches. Bugsy revs it.
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2 Dec

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BUGSY: You worry too much.

MEYER: You don’t worry enough!

BUGSY: I don’t worry at all.
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2 Dec

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Bugsy hits the gas, veers past Model T...comes sailing up the alley, screeches through a hard turn, when…
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2 Dec

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JOE TEAGUE(VO): White hats. Black hats. That’s what they wore in those old westerns we watched growing up
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2 Dec

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JOE TEAGUE(VO): ...so we could tell the good guys from the bad guys.
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JOE TEAGUE (VO): That works in a kid’s western. In real life, it’s different…

--END OF SCENE1--
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Scene 2

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2 Dec

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Mob City Pilot

--SCENE TWO--

Open on a street. It's daytime.
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2 Dec

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A pair of shoes come up a sidewalk. These aren’t old or falling apart, they’re new two-tone Florsheims.
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2 Dec

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JOE TEAGUE(VO): In real life the bad guys often wear flashy shoes
Camera rises along a sharp suit to a tie

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2 Dec

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The tie’s pattern is pure Vegas flash: cards and dice and martinis. Vulgar? No, on this guy it looks great
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The Florsheims keep walking…

Cut to the interior of the lobby of an apartment building.
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2 Dec

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The man enters, backlit by bright daylight.

The building’s seen better days. He moves into the lobby...
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2 Dec

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Pulls a cigarette case. His hands are toying with the cigarette case (expensive) as he moves...
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Down the long row of tenants’ mailboxes.

He’s looking for a certain one. Pauses.
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2 Dec

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He pulls a Dunhill, re-pockets the cigarette case. Next comes a paper matchbook. He strikes one...
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2 Dec

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Instead of re-pocketing the matchbook, he pulls out a pen and jots something on the inside of its cover.
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2 Dec

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He closes the cover, drops the matchbook into a mailbox thru the little slot in its door and exits frame…
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2 Dec

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JOE TEAGUE (VO): White hats, black hats. They do exist. Guys like Parker, guys like Cohen.
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2 Dec

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JOE TEAGUE (VO): They try to shape the world in their image.
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2 Dec

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JOE TEAGUE (VO): Most of us have to make do somewhere in the middle. We live in a world of gray hats.
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2 Dec

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The door opens: Joe Teague. Equal parts brutal & handsome. Like a boxer’s face. Not a face you mess with.
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2 Dec

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He’s a man who knows the world’s pain, is on a first-name basis with it, carries a piece in his pocket.
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2 Dec

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He grabs his meager mail, starts to shut the door, but stops and peers back in...
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He pulls it out, puzzled.

-- END OF SCENE 2 --

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Mob City Pilot

-- SCENE THREE --

Bunny's Jungle Club on Central Ave. We hear a tortured, smoky sax.
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2 Dec

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A black sax player, caught in a glare of stage lights, his sax crying like an angel dying of grief…
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2 Dec

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A jazz trio plays to a room filled with shadows & smoke, drinkers & jazz fiends, players & hustlers…
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2 Dec

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Joe Teague sits at the bar staring down at the matchbook, trying to divine its presence in his life.
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2 Dec

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It means something, he just doesn’t know what.
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2 Dec

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He tears a match from the mystery matchbook, tries to strike it. It’s stubborn, won’t quite light…
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He gives up on that one and tosses it in the ashtray, tears off a new one, tries again…
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2 Dec

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An offscreen breath blows it out, leaving a sad wisp of smoke. Joe stares at the blackened tip, glances up
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2 Dec

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A woman's hand enters frame w/ an exotic lighter. Click. It ignites. Joe dips his cigarette in the flame.
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2 Dec

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ANYA: Joe.

That voice, even with one word, could melt ice cubes.

Reveal Anya, the bartender.
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2 Dec

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Sultry accent, mature & stunning, bedroom eyes & languid smile, all sex. Her décolletage banishes rational thought.
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2 Dec

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She’s draped toward Joe, elbows on the bar. There are younger women in the place, but who’d even notice?
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2 Dec

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ANYA: You’ve finally come to take me from this place. To sweep me off my feet?

JOE: I just needed a light
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Their flirtation is focused and deep, but playful. It’s obviously a long-standing ritual, a game…
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2 Dec

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She pulls a bourbon from under the bar, snags a shot glass, pours for him. Never breaking eye contact.
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2 Dec

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She drapes on the bar again, slides him his glass. She reaches up and eases the cigarette from his lips.
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2 Dec

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ANYA: Why would you not sweep me off my feet?

JOE: Plenty of guys would. Pick one.
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2 Dec

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ANYA: I have. He’s sweet, but a fool. I throw myself, he never catches.

JOE: He sounds like a sap.
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2 Dec

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ANYA: Yes, but broad shoulders. Such pretty dark eyes.

She turns the Lucky around, puts it back between his lips

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2 Dec

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ANYA: What are you afraid of? That you would break my heart?

JOE: Yeah, that’s it.
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2 Dec

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Down the bar, an impatient man waves for service.

MAN: Hey, how about a whiskey here?
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2 Dec

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Annoyed, she pulls a whiskey bottle, sends it sliding into the man’s hands.

ANYA: Make it a double. On the house.

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2 Dec

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She tunes him out, attention fully back on Joe.

ANYA: Where were we? Oh, yes. You were saying you’d crush me.

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2 Dec

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JOE: I’d crush you.

ANYA: Only if you’re on top. But I like that. It gets the job done.
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2 Dec

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His matchbook catches her eye. She picks it off the bar. She looks up into his eyes. Playing wounded.
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2 Dec

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ANYA: A rendezvous? Here? How could you?

JOE: Anya. Don’t be bitter.

She takes the cigarette from his mouth again.
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2 Dec

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ANYA: Is she more beautiful than me?

He hesitates.

She pulls his Lucky from her lips & poises it inches from his face.
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2 Dec

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Wrong answer equals nasty burn.

ANYA: Careful.
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2 Dec

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JOE: More beautiful wouldn’t be possible.

ANYA: Sexier?

JOE: Even less likely.

She smiles. Good answers so far.
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2 Dec

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ANYA: Younger?

Dangerous question. Joe hesitates. Aware of the glowing cigarette aimed at his eyes like a spear.
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2 Dec

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ANYA: Think carefully before you answer.

He glances at the clock behind the bar.

JOE: Almost eight o’clock...
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2 Dec

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JOE: I guess we’ll both find out

Beat. So disappointed in him.

ANYA: Oh, Joe. Darling Joe. A blind date?
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2 Dec

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She replaces the cigarette harmlessly between his lips.

ANYA: What a sad, sorry little man you are.
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2 Dec

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At the entrance a guy walks into a bar… Hecky Nash, a man in a loud tie and a louder jacket.
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2 Dec

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He sees Joe at the bar, works up his nerve…Joe, not a man who misses much, spots Hecky in a reflection.
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2 Dec

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He’s coming this way, riveted to Joe. Anya sees him too. She leans in. Whispers.

ANYA: You could do better
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2 Dec

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Hecky steps to the bar a short distance away.

HECKY: Knock me a beer, hon?

Anya goes to the tap.
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Hecky sidles down the row of stools, trying to catch Joe’s eye. Subtle he’s not.

HECKY: You the guy?
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JOE: The guy.

HECKY: Yeah, the guy.

JOE: Nah, that guy left. I’m the other guy. The one drinking.
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Undeterred, Hecky slides onto the neighboring stool.

HECKY: No, you’re him. Master Gunnery Sergeant Teague.
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2 Dec

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Joe’s glass stops near his lips, hovers there. That’s a name he wasn’t expecting.

HECKY: Marines, right?
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Joe follows through, knocks back a sip.

JOE: Not lately.
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HECKY: Not now but then. Joe Teague, that’s what the fella said.

Joe looks at Heck committing the face.
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2 Dec

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He breaks his gaze as Anya returns with Hecky’s beer. She sets it down, moves off to another customer.
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2 Dec

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JOE: What fella?

HECKY: The one who said you’d be here and I should look you up...
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HECKY: He told me to call you "Master Gunnery Sergeant Teague." Said you’d get a kick out of it.
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3 Dec

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JOE: What else he say?

HECKY: Said you were in the Pacific. Said you killed every Jap on Guadalcanal single-handed
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3 Dec

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HECKY: That true?

Joe signals Anya for a refill.

JOE: Look. You don’t know me. Why ruin a good thing?
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3 Dec

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HECKY: Might be a grand in it for you, is why. Could it hurt to listen?
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3 Dec

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Hecky falls silent as Anya comes by, waits until she’s gone, leans in

HECKY: I need a pal

JOE: Get a dog
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3 Dec

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HECKY: Nah. They shed. Gotta walk ‘em. (leans closer) I need a real pal. A Marine, let’s say.
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3 Dec

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HECKY: A guy who can handle himself. All you gotta do is show up, look mean. An hour of your time, tops.
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3 Dec

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HECKY: You walk away a grand richer.

JOE: Add some details.

Hecky sighs, wondering how much to say.
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3 Dec

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HECKY: The guy who said you killed those Japs says you’re a man who can be trusted. I asked around.
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3 Dec

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HECKY: People are of that general opinion. I can confide?

JOE: Confide away

HECKY: There's a guy, see
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3 Dec

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JOE: Not the guy who said I killed those Japs.

HECKY: No, not him, he’s just a go-between.
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3 Dec

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HECKY: He lawyers for the other guy, one I’m talking about. Won’t say his name, but you’d know who he is
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3 Dec

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JOE: How?

HECKY: You read the papers?

JOE: The funnies. Is it Popeye?
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3 Dec

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HECKY: But you’d know him. This guy…who isn’t Popeye…wants something that I have. I’m happy to give it to him...
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3 Dec

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HECKY:...Thing is, I wanna be compensated. It’s a transaction.

JOE: So transact. There a hitch?

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3 Dec

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HECKY: Yeah, there’s a hitch. The guy’s the hitch. He’s not famous for being reasonable.
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3 Dec

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HECKY: And he seems to resent the fact that I’ve invited him to do this business.

JOE: Why? What’s the item?
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3 Dec

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HECKY: I can’t tell you that.

JOE: Been nice knowing you.

Joe gets up but Hecky settles him back down.
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3 Dec

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HECKY: Hey, relax. I can’t name the item, you understand. Let’s just say...
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3 Dec

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HECKY:...It could make life very difficult for this guy if it, say, fell into certain hands other than his.
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3 Dec

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Joe leans back, peers at the man.

JOE: You’re blackmailing somebody.

HECKY: That’s a harsh word.
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3 Dec

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JOE: It fits. And you want me there in case the guy who isn’t Popeye decides to be…unreasonable.
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3 Dec

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HECKY: You tag along, watch my back, that’s it. Bingo.

Beat. Joe staring. He reaches to the small of his back...
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3 Dec

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JOE: You do know I’m a cop, right?

Hecky is completely unbothered; of course he knew.
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3 Dec

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HECKY: You telling me you don’t moonlight? All you cops do, it’s your Christmas fund. A grand buys a lot of tinsel.
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3 Dec

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Joe slides the badge off the bar, re-clips it to his belt.

JOE: Why me? Why a cop?

HECKY: Because you’re a cop.
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3 Dec

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HECKY: That’s the beauty part. These people don’t kill cops. There’s too much business at stake...
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3 Dec

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HECKY: ...so they don’t do it. Ever. The mugs who show up for this thing see you standing there…
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3 Dec

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HECKY: ...they’ll have to play nice. You should shine that badge up, wear it on the front of your belt...
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3 Dec

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JOE: I’ll think about it.

HECKY: Don’t think too long.
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3 Dec

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HECKY: It’s gotta happen soon, next night or two. Take my card, my name’s on it…

JOE: I know who you are

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3 Dec

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JOE: Hecky Nash. I caught your act on the Strip a few years back.

Hecky puffs up a bit, loves being recognized.
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3 Dec

Mob City @MobCityTNT

HECKY: Clover Club. Sweet gig while it lasted. You bring a date? She laugh? I was funny, right?
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3 Dec

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JOE: Not as funny as you were tonight.

HECKY:...and I thought I was the comedian. Hey, try this one...
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3 Dec

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HECKY: A guy walks into a bar (tucks his card in Joe’s pocket) by the end of the week he’s a grand richer
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3 Dec

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HECKY: No joke.

Hecky leaves. Cut to Joe’s face, expression unreadable, watching Hecky head for the exit
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3 Dec

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Joe shifts his gaze, signals Anya for the check...
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3 Dec

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At the entrance Hecky comes past us on his way out. Reveal a man in a porkpie hat as Hecky goes by.
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3 Dec

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Porkpie turns his face to the wall, trying to be unobtrusive, waits until Hecky’s out the door.
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3 Dec

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Porkpie as he turns back, gazes across the club at Joe getting up to leave. Porkpie hurries out after him…
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3 Dec

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He exits on a sidewalk swarming with Central Ave nightlife: swells & dames, pimps & hustlers, white people out slumming...
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3 Dec

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...for kicks & jazz.

He steps off the curb & hurries across the street, dodging traffic.
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3 Dec

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He gets to a car and jumps in the passenger side. A ruddy-faced man is behind the wheel, clocking Hecky...
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3 Dec

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He reaches for the key...

PORKPIE: Hang on

Motions “wait for it,” nudges his attention toward the club
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3 Dec

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Moments later, Joe exits, heads up the sidewalk. Ruddy Face & Porkpie trade a look.

PORKPIE: They were very cozy.
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3 Dec

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The men sit, watching Joe disappear in the crowd…

--END OF SCENE 3--

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3 Dec

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Mob City Pilot

-- SCENE FOUR --

The exterior of a Catholic Church at night.
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3 Dec

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Huge, gothic, ominous. Ripples of lightning dance and weave in the clouds. Phil Holtz rushes into frame.
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3 Dec

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Spooked. Is he being followed? He gathers the collar of his overcoat tighter, rushes on toward the church…
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3 Dec

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He hurries in, hesitates. It’s gloomy and deserted, except for an elderly Hispanic lady lighting candles.
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3 Dec

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Phil throws a fast glance back, 1 last look to make sure he’s not being followed. He turns & presses on…
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3 Dec

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Moving up the aisle toward Christ on the Cross. Our Savior stares blankly down at him. Phil looks over...
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3 Dec

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Sees what he’s come for... He cuts through the pews toward them…
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3 Dec

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Outside the church a pursuer hurries into frame, staring up at the church. An ominous rumble of thunder...
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3 Dec

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The man presses on up the steps. He stops just outside the door, peering in, just a scary dark silhouette
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3 Dec

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From his gloved hand: Out pops the gleaming point of a switchblade. He oozes in like an oiled shadow…
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3 Dec

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The sign on the confession booth indicates that a priest is present. Phil draws the curtain aside…
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3 Dec

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Eases in, pulls the curtain closed. Suspense killing him. The tiny door between compartments slides open
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3 Dec

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PHIL: (finds his voice) Uh...a while I guess.
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3 Dec

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PRIEST: What sins do you have to confess?

PHIL: I’m a little pressed for time here...

PRIEST: Your sins
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PRIEST: That’s why you’re here, isn’t it? Don’t you want to unburden your soul? (Phil hesitates) Come on…

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PRIEST: ...tell me your sins, you rat bastard.

Phil drops to the kneeler & presses to screen, desperate
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3 Dec

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PHIL: Listen, you got it wrong. It ain't me, it’s that Leslie. Guy’s nuts I tell ya. A bed bug.
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3 Dec

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PRIEST: That so?

PHIL: Why anybody hires a guy like that is beyond me. Just being in the car with him that night..
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3 Dec

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PHIL: ...gave me the creeps

The shadowy pursuer hugs the darkness along the side wall of the church...
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3 Dec

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A lighting flash reveals Leslie Shermer, a guy with a scar on his face and rats squirming in his brain.
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3 Dec

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PHIL: He made my skin crawl, and that’s no lie. This thing he’s into...it’s all him, y’unnerstand? It’s his move...
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3 Dec

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PHIL: I got nothing to do w/ it! Didn’t even know about it! Ya gotta believe me!

PRIEST: I believe you
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3 Dec

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PRIEST: An act of contrition?

PHIL: What, like Hail Mary?

The “priest” lowers his head & peers through
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3 Dec

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The twin barrels of a sawed-off shotgun rise up and press against the grille...
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3 Dec

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Phil’s breath stops. A slight widening of the eyes. BOOOOM! Both barrels.
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3 Dec

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Phil’s body explodes through the wall of the booth and hits the floor in a storm of cordite and kindling.
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3 Dec

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Leslie, the stalker in the shadows, freezes in shock. Holy shit. He fades back fast behind a column.
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3 Dec

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The priest’s curtain slides open. Stepping from the booth is Sid Rothman, a man we’ll get to know.
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3 Dec

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Sid reaches up, pulls his “priest’s collar” from under the regular collar of his black shirt: a white hanky.
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3 Dec

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He slips it in his breast pocket as he walks toward the exit, snapping his hat brim low to hide his face.
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3 Dec

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In the background, the bum & old Hispanic lady are scurrying off in panic; no danger of witnesses here.
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3 Dec

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Leslie, his back pressed to the column, stays hidden. Sid walks right by him, his footsteps fading.
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3 Dec

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Leslie. A desperate man. Also cunning & dangerous. Rats in his brain are squirming…

-- END OF SCENE--
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Mob City Pilot

-- SCENE FIVE --

It's morning in downtown LA. Blazing blue skies. City Hall dominates.
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3 Dec

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Joe comes up the steps on his way to work… In the entry plaza, a press event is taking place.
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3 Dec

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People in folding chairs, reporters scribbling, photographers snapping flash photos w/ Graflex cameras…
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3 Dec

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Mayor Fletcher Bowron addresses the crowd from the dais:

MAYOR: …latest rumors of corruption are...
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3 Dec

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MAYOR: ...an attempt to undermine confidence in this city’s police department & my administration.
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MAYOR: I remind these critics that we have been at the forefront of rooting out & eliminating corruption
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3 Dec

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MAYOR: ...that existed in the past.
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3 Dec

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Det. Hal Morrison is seated in a row near Capt. William Parker & Lt. Miles Hewitt, Parker’s aide-de-camp.
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3 Dec

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Hal catches sight of Joe going inside. He looks down his row, where Porkpie & Ruddy also lean out…
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3 Dec

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...still wearing last night’s clothes, coffee in hand, returning Hal’s eye contact. Knowing looks passed.
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3 Dec

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MAYOR: With the vigilance & dedication of fine officers like Police Chief Horrall, the efforts we have spearheaded-
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MAYOR:...will continue with all the vigor and resources at our disposal so long as I am mayor of this great city…
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3 Dec

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Hal rises, quietly edges from his row past Parker. He trails after Joe as Horrall steps to the mic...
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3 Dec

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HORRALL: I echo the sentiments the Mayor expressed here today. My department is a proud & honorable one
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3 Dec

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HORRALL: I won’t stand by while malcontent press dwells on a few bad apples and drags down our good name…
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3 Dec

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Cut to the basement records room. Joe signs his name in a log book…
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3 Dec

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Sgt. J. Delaney (bad vision, big hearing aid, in charge of the records since the dawn of time) hands off a file.
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3 Dec

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JOE: Thanks, Jimmy.

DELANEY: Don’t forget where ya found it. Don’t make me come look for ya.
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3 Dec

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Joe wanders up the hallway, absorbed in the file. He turns a corner, enters his office…and is surprised to find...
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3 Dec

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HAL: He just walked in. Yes, Jimmy, it’s in his hands. I will make sure he brings it back. He promises
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3 Dec

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HAL: Right? (Joe nods) He just nodded, Jimmy. It looked sincere. Ok.

Hal hangs up. Leans back...
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3 Dec

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Hal twiddles his thumbs.

Joe is wary. He lays the open file down...
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3 Dec

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...slides it across the desk. Hal leans forward, peers at it.

It’s a criminal jacket with mug shots of Hecky.
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3 Dec

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Hal pulls out reading glasses, perches them on his nose.

HAL: Herschel Nussbaum. AKA “Hecky Nash.” Hmm...
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3 Dec

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HAL: Stage name, I bet. A third-rate comedian w/ a few gambling arrests.

JOE: Detective Morrison...
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3 Dec

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JOE: Make yourself at home. What can I do for you?

Hal pulls a small pad, checking his notes...
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3 Dec

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HAL: 2 of my boys were up all night on a follow job. I can’t help wondering why the guy they were tailing...
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3 Dec

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HAL:...stopped at a seedy club on Central last night & had a drink with a detective from this division.
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3 Dec

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He looks up, waits for the answer

JOE: It’s not that seedy

HAL: Music good?

JOE: If you like jazz
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3 Dec

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HAL: Next morning, this same detective pulls the comedian’s jacket. I guess I’m not the only one curious...
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3 Dec

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HAL: Friend of yours?

Joe knows the awkward spot he’s in. Plays it straight.
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3 Dec

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JOE: I caught his act at the Clover a few years back.

HAL: And?

JOE: He spotted me in Bunny’s last night...
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3 Dec

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JOE: Came up and offered me an after-hours job.

HAL: Doing what?

JOE: He’s blackmailing somebody...
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3 Dec

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JOE: He wants me to tag along, see he doesn’t wind up in a dumpster.

Hal absorbs that, rises to the window...
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...Nods outside at the ongoing press event.

HAL: The mayor’s out there right now defending his record...
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HAL:...as a crusader against police corruption. Lot of heat these days, lot of scrutiny.
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3 Dec

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HAL: City’s looking to make examples of cops who step out of line, or haven’t you heard?

JOE: I was just...

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3 Dec

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JOE:...sitting there…

HAL:...Minding your own business, having a drink, out of the blue a guy comes up...
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3 Dec

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HAL:...you haven’t seen in years, met him only once, & he tries to engage you in a criminal conspiracy.
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3 Dec

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Hal sighs, dubious, motions “give me more.”

JOE: You’ll love this. The guy he’s blackmailing?
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3 Dec

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HAL: He give you a name?

JOE: No. But it’s somebody high up in the mob.
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3 Dec

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JOE: High... Somebody who gets his name in the papers.

Hal pauses, the ramifications falling into place.
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HAL: You were gonna bring this to me, right?

JOE: Why else would I pull the file?
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Hal's not sure whether to believe him...

-- END OF SCENE --
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-- SCENE SIX --

Daylight in the City Hall rotunda. Hal & Joe intercept Parker & Hewitt…
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HAL: Teague reported the incident immediately. We brought it straight to you.

Parker leans to Hewitt…
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PARKER: I sense a unique opportunity.

HEWITT: Could be big. Depends on what this blackmail material is...
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HEWITT (to Joe): You have no idea?

JOE: Nash wouldn’t say. But he made it sound like it had weight.
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PARKER: If it’s enough to blackmail a high-ranking mobster, it must be strong evidence. We get our hands on it...
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PARKER: ...we could bring down somebody big, cripple organized crime in this city.
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PARKER (to Hewitt): That’s a win we could use right now. Silence a lot of criticism.
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HEWITT: It would certainly reflect well on this department.

They glance over as Mayor Bowron enters the building...
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HEWITT: ...and the people standing here. (off Parker’s look) Things like this get mayors reelected.
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HEWITT: Mayor Bowron’s a man who remembers his friends.

Parker looks to Hal and Joe.
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PARKER: Bring us whoever shows up for this exchange...& the evidence. Catch them in the act, fellas, that’s key…
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PARKER (wry glance to Hal): Key to the kingdom?

He moves to Joe, gives him an appraising look.
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PARKER: You’re on loan to Hal’s unit until further notice. Bring home the bacon, Detective Teague.
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PARKER: Do this right, you make some friends.

Parker & Hewitt head off… Hal & Joe, the other direction
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HAL: You get what just happened? (off Joe’s look) Bill Parker just teed you up to be his golden boy...
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HAL: Thing like this could put him one step closer to being our next Chief. Two things you need to know...
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HAL: ...about Bill the Boy Scout. One, it’s a position he deserves.

JOE: And two?
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HAL: He’s also a man who remembers his friends. You’d write your own ticket. We both would...
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HAL: ... so don't screw this up.

-- END OF SCENE --
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-- SCENE SEVEN--

Open inside the Mob Squad's private bullpen.
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The detectives of Hal Morrison’s squad are gathered around a table in a dense haze of cigarette smoke...
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Two we recognize: Porkpie Hat is Mike Hendry, Ruddy Face is Pat Dolan.
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Also present are Tug Purcell, Eddy Sanderson, Nick Bledsoe & John “Fat Jack” Bray. Joe’s in the middle of them...
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...feeling like the new stray in the kennel being sniffed by all the other dogs. Hal stands at the head...
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HAL: Our pal Hecky. A wannabe that never was. And a bad gambler.

JOE: That file doesn’t say mobster.
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HAL: No, but he’s been hip-deep in their world his whole life. Rubbed a lot of elbows.

HENDRY: Hell...
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HENDRY: ...he’s friends with Mickey Cohen since forever. This guy knows things. A lot of things.
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HAL: He’d make a formidable witness. We’ve tried to squeeze him a few times, but he wriggles away.
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JOE: What’s special about now? Why were you guys tailing him?

DOLAN: Sooner or later...
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DOLAN:...guy like this is ripe to get flipped. Lately he’s been riper.

Hal sits, slides the file to Joe.
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HAL: Nash’s fortunes are in serious decline. He’s racked up a lot of gambling debts. Owes a lot of money to the wrong people.

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HAL: They carry him for old time’s sake, but that kind of patience runs out.
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HAL: When it does…

JOE: You wanna be there to catch him when he falls, offer a way out. Long as he goes witness.
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HENDRY: The man twigs!
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JOE (to Hal): Where do you get these guys?

Hendry rises, crosses the room toward a phone…
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HENDRY: Me, he found under a rock.

Grabs the phone.

HENDRY: Pat here washed up on the beach 1 day.

Gathers the cord.
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HENDRY: ...Eddy there crawled out of a drainpipe.

Brings the phone.
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Nick & Tug got left in a basket on his doorstep.

TUG: He raised us from puppies.
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“Fat Jack” Bray, the fattest & oldest in the room, leans over...

FAT JACK: I danced with the ballet. Didn’t work.
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Hendry slams the phone down on the table, leans over it.

Joe stares at the phone. Pulls out Hecky’s card.
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HENDRY: You pull this off, you’re on all our Christmas lists.
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HAL: Time and location. Those are vital.

Joe picks up the phone, starts dialing…

Cut to Hecky's bedroom.
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HECKY: Yeah? Who’s this? (listens) No, now’s a fine time. Just wakin’ up…
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Next to him his girlfriend, Jasmine, picks her head off the pillows, half-asleep

JASMINE: Who is that?
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Hecky’s trying to listen, motions “be quiet.”

HECKY: Really? Yeah. Great news. Worth waking up for. (pauses)...
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HECKY: Tonight. I’ll call, set the thing in motion.

Cut back to the bullpen.

JOE: I need when & where
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JOE: Griffin? Yeah, I can meet you then. But Hecky, I need to know where the exchange is happening. (pause)...

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JOE: ‘Cause I don’t walk in blind. Tell me now or find someone else. I mean it. (listens) Okay...
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JOE:...If that’s where they agreed. Right. (hangs up)
He’s got a gig tonight at the Griffin. You know it?
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TUG: Yeah, it’s a dive.

JOE: I’m meeting him when he gets off, at 10. We’ll drive to the exchange from there.
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JOE:...Baldwin Hills. The oil fields.

Everybody groans. Hendry rises to a big map on the wall.
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SANDERSON: Oil fields. Great.

FAT JACK: Poor kid. Thought they’d make it easy on you?
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FATJACK: Give you a nice warm closet to pop out of?

JOE: What’s wrong with it?

FATJACK: Nothing, if you’re a yegg.
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FATJACK: Mob loves it. Been dumping bodies since Prohibition.

BLEDSOE: We bagged up a few in our day
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SANDERSON: Oil fields are 1,100 acres of horseshit. Terrain’s wide open. There’s no place for us to be...
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SANDERSON: No place to hide…

HAL:…No way to predict where you’ll be in those 1100 acres.

TUG: Odds are…

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TUG: ...they see us up there and just drive off, blow the whole deal.

Hendry’s at the map, examining options.
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HENDRY: Closest we can be to you is down the hill, around Jefferson. That’s over half a mile away.
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BLEDSOE: That’s not good for backup. Take us 3 minutes to get up that hill. Maybe longer.

JOE: So?
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FATJACK: You need backup, you want it now, not in 3 minutes.

SANDERSON: How’s he gonna signal us?
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SANDERSON (to Joe): Our radios are crap in those hills. Too much interference.

Everybody thinks a moment…
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JOE: Flare gun. I’ll sign one out, have it in my trunk.

FAT JACK: Could work. Time is right...
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FAT JACK:...you fire that flare, we’ll come charging up the hill like the cavalry. I’m John Wayne…
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FAT JACK (points at Sanderson):…he’s Rhonda Fleming.

The men weighing it. Dolan looks to Hal.

DOLAN: It’s dicey.
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DOLAN: He’ll be on his own up there. Exposed. Especially after he fires that flare.

FAT JACK: 3 minutes...
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FATJACK: A long time to wait, your ass is hanging in the breeze.

JOE: You watch for my signal. I’ll worry about my ass.
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Glances are traded. He’s earning respect…

--END OF SCENE--
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-- SCENE EIGHT --

Nighttime in the Griffin.

Hecky’s on stage, pinned in the glare of a follow-spot.
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HECKY:…your ass? No kidding! I thought that was your wife! (some laughs) It’s got her smile…(few guffaws)
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HECKY: So I pull out, apologize to the guy. Honest mistake, I thought I was getting a flutter (chuckles)…
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HECKY: Give her my regards, Senator…

Joe's waiting at the bar, the only sober guy here.
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HECKY: You like that? Remind me to check your pulse later.

Hecky sweating in the footlights…
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Big fake smile, hating every moment

HECKY: Speaking of pulse, here’s a gal who’ll give yours a flutter
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HECKY (motions offstage): Treat her nice, she’ll do it twice…Miss Dixie Hills!

A 3-piece band strikes up
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The spotlight pulls from Hecky to a stripper strutting onstage…

Hecky fades off, catching Joe’s eye…
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We follow Hecky to a fat, sweaty stage manager chewing a cigar. He pays Hecky a few wrinkled bills.
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Joe appears. Hecky leads him up narrow stairs, lightbulbs bare & glaring, walls peeling & water-stained
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HECKY: I’m reduced to working places like this. It’s like rolling in vomit. (glances back) I need a minute…
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Hecky turns a corner, squeezing past strippers, comes to a pay phone on the wall outside the restrooms.
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Joe hangs back, waiting as Hecky drops a dime and dials. During the following, Joe is in the background...
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...gets checked out by a few strippers. One stops to chat him up, but he demurs, pointing at Hecky…
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JOE: Waiting on him, got business...

The girl moves on...

STRIPPER: Maybe I see you later?
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HECKY: Yeah, checking in. I said I’d call. (pause) Yes, tonight. Still. Uh-huh. (pause) Uh-huh. Uh-huh…
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HECKY: Jasmine, don’t start. Not again. Jasmine. I don’t need this…

He pounds the receiver to get her to shut up.
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He puts the receiver back to his ear.

HECKY: I have the floor now? This is happening, okay?
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HECKY: I don’t care, I can’t listen