ROCKET LAUNCHER (PILOT EPISODE)

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If I Had A Rocket Launcher

“JOE NOBODY”
ROCKET LAUNCHER PILOT EPISODE
Script Written by
Dan Griffin

Based on Story by
Anthony Huie
Dan Griffin
Dreamgrifter@yahoo.com

Anthony Huie
Soccer@bosskids.com

FADE IN
EXT. ANY CITY, AMERICA — DAY

PAN bustling city streets.
The city is alive with energy as the flow of PEDESTRIANS are pumped through the streets.

INT. GROCERY STORE — DAY

SHOPPERS go about their business, oblivious of the people around them.

JOE NOBODY, 50’s, is standing in line to buy his groceries.

An OLDER LADY bumps into him from behind. He turns to look at her, and BIG GUY cuts Joe Nobody in line.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
Ever have one of those days?
When you feel like punching a man in the face?
Like that guy who just stepped in front of you in line dismissing you as if you were invisible.
Joe looks at the Big Guy.
Big Guy turns and shoots Joe Nobody a look.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
If only I had a rocket launcher.

EXT. CITY STREET CORNER — DAY
Joe Nobody is on the corner looking around at all the PEOPLE walking around mindlessly.

HISPANIC GUY, 30’s, is finishing a hot dog and standing next to a trash can.

HISPANIC Guy crumbles the wrapper and throws it on the ground as the light changes to cross the street.

CU ON CRUMBLED WRAPPER.

PAN TO GARBAGE CAN.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
Have you ever wanted to scream out…
Hey you Damn immigrant!!
Do you see anyone dropping shit on the street here?
Well, do you?
Just pick up that shit you dropped and put it in the garbage where it belongs.
While you’re at it, jump in you idiot!!

The HISPANIC
Guy looks back at him and smiles.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
I wish I had a rocket launcher!

BEGIN FOOTAGE MONTAGUE (IN BLACK AND WHITE):

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
Some days I forget that if others were to use the same identifying physical appearance as I…

- WAR FOOTAGE

- PEOPLE IN SOUP LINES

- FAMINE

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
…They too could just as easily mistake me for an immigrant.

- IMMIGRANTS (BLACK, WHITE, HISPANIC, ASIAN, ARAB)

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
If he/she looks like a visible minority then they must be an immigrant, right!

2.
— BLACK PROBLEMS WITH HATE (1960’S OR KKK)

- FOOTAGE FROM 1900’S: NO BLACK, NO IRISH, NO DOGS APPLY

- PEOPLE AGAINST SPANISH

- CHINESE IN SWEAT SHOPS

- AMERICAN INDIANS ON RESERVATIONS

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
After all I look like them and I am, well was an immigrant. Now of course I am a citizen and I have rights!

- WOMAN PROTESTING FOR THEIR RIGHTS

- HIPPIES IN THE 60’S

- BLACKS WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING

- OCCUPY WALL STREET

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
I am like an evil twin of the reformed smoker now turned dreaded cigarette police.

- YOUNG KIDS IN 1950’S IN PARKING LOT SMOKING

- RALLIES AGAINST SMOKING

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
Equally so, I was an immigrant now turned hyperactive, reactive Citizen. Actually my disdain grows from a much deeper place within.

3.(V.O.) Cont
Some folks just have no damn respect for others so much so that even when corrected their response quickly triggers a broadening of our original observations of their ignorance.

- SIGNS IN ENGLISH/SPANISH

- NATIVE AMERICANS KICKED OFF THEIR LAND (THE MARCH OF TEARS)

- MUSLIMS COMING OFF SHIPS

- CHURCH/SYNAGOGUE VANDALIZED

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
Their lack of respect when fueled by their whacked out sense of entitlement
make me just want to punch them in the face.
Truth be told, all of us have a tightly closed door behind which is guarded very vigilantly our uncontrolled rage.

-IMAGE OF CHARACTER “HULK” ENRAGED

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
Under the right circumstances we are all potential anger management cases. However it is society that holds the key to the door controlling our potential anger management deserters.

4.
-BALTIMORE RIOTS FLIPPING CARS

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
It is therefore society or its agents that most often in their own very insensitive, clumsy mannerism and or actions that unexpectedly opens that otherwise well-guarded door.

  • NIXON GIVING THE PEACE SIGN IN CHINA
  • FRANCE/ENGLAND CONFLICT WITH THE F-U FINGERS ON CASTLE

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
Society’s behavior has always been to place blame for that which is unleashed from behind that door at the feet of the fury exiting the door.

- NAZI GERMANY

- THE ENGLISH MONARCH
JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
Never, or so it would seem, is the perpetrator of the unlocking ever held responsible for the unleashing of what comes from behind those doors.

- THE IRA

- CONTRAS IN SOUTH AMERICA

- WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
Worldwide we can point to many incidents of governments or their appointed agents acting in ways of unspeakable callousness towards certain members of their own society, never stopping to think of the consequences of such actions…

5.
— GHANDI MARCHES

- ITALY WITH MUSSOLINI

- KKK HANGINGS

- BLACK PANTHERS

- ISLAMIC STANDING OVER VICTIMS

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
(whispering)If only I had a rocket launcher.

EXT. RED TRAFFIC LIGHT — DAY

VAN sits at a light as PEDESTRIANS cross the street in groves.

INT. VAN — DAY
Joe sits, waiting for the light to change. He watches PEDESTRIANS more intensely as his frustration grows.

LIGHT TURNS GREEN

PEDESTRIANS are still walking in front of his van. They seem to move in slow motion. Many Pedestrians turn their heads.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
usually when stopped at a traffic light and if I am the lone occupant of my vehicle, inevitably I begin to scrutinize the many pedestrians busily attempting to negotiate the crosswalk.

ZOOM in on various PEDESTRIANS.

6.
JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
My idle thoughts would become transfixed on their otherwise easily overlooked indiscretions, perpetrated by the actions of the idiots that moves amongst them like mischievous little children running wild in between the feet of unsuspecting adults at the mall.

PASSERBY, weaving in and out of the crowd with no regards to the otherwise orderly flow of movement.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
Both the pedestrian along with the renegade passerby being completely unaware of my peering eyes, would shamelessly and openly commit their unforgivable sins.

PERSON 1 spending way too much time attending to content of their nose.
PERSON 2 relentlessly scratching butt.

GIRL #1
chewing gum opened mouth like a cow having, very animated, conversation on phone.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
For each indiscretion witnessed, my idle thoughts would conjure new punishments to satisfy my S.J.B.S., (my social justice balance sheet)

HORNS HONK
A few cars finally clears the intersection HOWEVER;,,,,

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
Seconds seems like hours when enduring our daily routine of awaiting an amber light’s quick journey to red only to unhurriedly return to the anticipated green window of escape.

Joe BANGS on the wheel as the light turns RED again.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
(loud) If only I HAD a ROCKET LAUNCHER!

7.
EXT. SIDEWALK — WALK — DAY

Joe is standing with a group of people waiting to cross. Finally light turns and people start to cross. As they are crossing they are pushing each other to get ahead. Joe is being thrown around as he was a punching bag in a busy workout gym.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
Last week while standing at the intersection awaiting my turn to cross… Somewhere in between my mental crossroad of idle thoughts and focused preparation to run the gauntlet of moving obstacles, it happened. Having made the leap from idle thoughts to that of obeying the actions of the small avatar signaling my turn to cross safely, I began to walk to the opposite side of the road. It was on that walk while negotiating the many pedestrians attached to wagons along with a variety of strollers it happened. My crossing having been made more dangerous by the impatience of one very inconsiderate driver’s attempts to dissect the overly congested pedestrian traffic; was one of those unexpected triggers. It just happened!

JOE’s Thoughts were interrupted~!

YUPPIE WOMAN, 30’s,
comes up behind Joe Nobody.

She has high heels, dark glasses, TALKING on her cell phone, not paying attention to anything around her.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
It happened… came as a sharp pinch at the back of my right heel. HER HIGH HEEL Pinching Joe Nobody’s heel.

8.
JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
The pinch was nothing that could not have been passed off as an insignificant recurring muscle contraction. Joe is left bouncing up and down on one foot in pain.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
A contraction it seems that would have just as easily been dismissed with the very next step taken while moving forward had it not been for the insincerity of an apology…

Yuppie woman responds:
I’m Sorry Sir….

JOE NOBODY
(sarcastic) I’m Sorry Sir….

Yuppie Woman just walks away without a response to Joe’s remark.

Within seemingly seconds apart, Baby STROLLER WOMAN, 30’s, pushes stroller up against Joe. She moves ignoring him like he is a figment of her imagination compounded with her having shown signs of contempt for Joe’s attitude towards being stuck.
“Sorry!”

JOE NOBODY
Are you BLIND?

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
Sorry you are not sorry. They never are.

Baby Stroller Woman walks by Joe again and hits Joe with the stroller on purpose.

JOE NOBODY
I swear if you hit me with that damn stroller again, so help me God, I will take my belt off and beat you within an inch of your dam senses while you dam baby watches.

Stroller Woman stops and begins walking back towards Joe Nobody.

9.BIRD’S POV

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
I was having my first out of body experience. I know this because the person that remained in my body was in absolute shock.

STROLLER WOMAN (V.O.)
“So help you God?”

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
That person still domiciled in my body simple stated “Easy Joe!” However my out of body self was not to be deterred.

The driver of the stroller, now having seen me face to face for the second time, this time, stopped her conversation and responded…

Stroller Woman walks towards Joe.

STROLLER WOMAN
What did you say?

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
Once again two voices spoke to me. The voice that still occupied my body spoke softly, “Ok, time to let it go!” The second voice, my newly found liberated, glorious, without filter; out of body self, repeated…

JOE NOBODY (loud)
…..Go ahead, hit me again with that damn stroller and you will have no need to ask me what I have just said!

Stroller Woman stops! From her, still safe distance, observing now more closely at JOE NOBODY’s body language, thinking the wiser thing to do is just walk away…..

STROLLER WOMAN
You are a crazy man!

10.
Stroller Woman turns around and speeds off with her stroller.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
If ONLY I had a rocket launcher.

EXT. CITY STREET — DUSK

Joe’s TRUCK is parked in front of a store. His window is down and he’s listening to MUSIC.

GANG MEMBER, 20’s, wearing a HAT, walks up beside Joe’s TRUCK. Gang Member brandishes a KNIFE.

BEGIN DREAM SEQUENCE:
INT.
WHITE ROOM

Joe Nobody stands in the middle of a room, wearing all white. The room only has one light. There are no pictures and no windows. It is like being in a cell. Joe stands looking around in confusion.

PERSON #1 enters the room, and begins circling around Joe.

PERSON #1
Fuck You…

PERSON #2 enters…

PERSON #2
Fuck You…

Person #2 circles Joe.

PERSON #3 enters…

PERSON #3
Fuck You…

Person #3 circles Joe.

PERSON #4 enters…

PERSON #4
Fuck You…

This continues up to PERSON #10, each time getting a little

LOUDER.

PERSON #10
FUCK YOU!

The TEN PEOPLE circle Joe.

Joe falls to the ground. He sits in silence.

END DREAM SEQUENCE.

EXT. CITY STREET — DUSK

Gang Member proceeds to put a KNIFE to Joe’s throat through
the window.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)

My second thought was to close the window on his hand while driving
off. I said my second thought because my very first thought was total panic!
It occurred to me with the knife pressed hard against my neck the window

would never close faster than the damage that would be caused by his cutting
actions. Still worst any forward movement of the vehicle would do
most of that cutting for him. A backwards motion did not seem a likely sensible
option either.

GANG MEMBER #1
Get out of the mother fucking truck! I will cut your mother
fucking neck off your shoulder!

Joe is frozen.

12.
GANG MEMBER #1 (CONT’D)

I said get out of the mother fucking truck!

Gang Member shines flashlight in Joe’s face.

GANG MEMBER #1
Get out of the truck now motherfucker!

JOE NOBODY
(unlocking car door)

Ok, ok I am getting out.

Joe opens the door.
Gang Member
SWINGS DOOR abruptly flashing LIGHT in Joe’s face.
Gang Member HITS Joe in the face with the FLASHLIGHT.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
I was pissed, scared, angry, mad,
confused but most of all I wanted
to smash his face with anything
made of iron. All those feelings
would have to wait. I could not
see! The brightness of the flashlight
having been in my eyes coupled with
the sharp blow across my face left
me temporarily without clarity of vision.

Gang Member proceeds to KICK Joe in the groin area. He

PUNCHES and KICKS Joe Nobody.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
I was now unable to speak. Add
this to my blurred vision, and
death was now the thought occupying
my mind.
Gang Member KICKS and PUNCHES
Joe Nobody again and again…
Forcing Joe to roll over.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
I knew something was either broken
or at best cracked as I suddenly
lost the ability to take a painless
breath.
Gang Member stands over Joe Nobody,
who lies in a fetal position, holding his
knees.

13.
JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
It occurred to me if I were to remain in
this semi fetal position this would not end well.

CU ON BLOOD RUNNING DOWN FACE

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
I could feel the blood from the
side of my eye as it ran down my
face into my mouth and onward to
the ground.

Joe lies on ground bleeding.

CAR PASSES (O.S.)

MUFFLED VOICES (O.S.)

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
Where was everyone? I could hear
the sound of cars. I could hear the
sounds of voices as if they were
standing just inched away from me.

How is it no one could see I am in
serious trouble?

BEGIN DREAM SEQUENCE #2:

INT. WHITE ROOM

Joe stands in the middle of the same room as before, no
windows no doors.

PERSON #1 — PERSON #10 (from earlier scene) enter the room.

Each PUNCHES Joe Nobody as they enter.

PERSON #4 HITS Joe. Joe FALLS to his knees.

PERSON #7 HITS Joe. Joe FOLDS into fetal position on the floor.
Person #1-#10 won’t stop HITTING Joe.

14.
CU ON SPACE
Between Person #4 and #5.

With much STRUGGLE, Joe manages to straightens his body getting
himself out from underneath the pile of people on top of him, while still PUNCHING him, he escapes the room.

END DREAM SEQUENCE

EXT. CITY STREET — DUSK

Gang Member stands over Joe. Joe straightens his body and
ROLLS underneath the car.

GANG MEMBER #1
You fucking idiot… as if that’s
going to save your ass!

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
In the midst of all my pain, I had
managed to keep focused on one very
small yet important thing…

CU ON KEYS

Tightly held in Joe Nobody’s clenched fist.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
Keeping the keys hidden in my
hands, no matter what the pain, was
my lighthouse to maintaining
consciousness.

CU ON PANIC BUTTON

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
I did so knowing there was a panic
button on the key chain. The panic
button would be, possibly, my only
hope of surviving this prick!

CU ON THUMB

pressing the PANIC BUTTON. LOUD SHRILLING WAIL emits from
the Panic Button.

PANIC BUTTON (V.O.)
(LOUD)

DRIVER IN DISTRESS… CALL 911!!

15.
Gang Member #1 runs away

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
(SIGH of relief)
If only I had a rocket launcher!

“TWO WEEKS LATER”

INT. HOSPITAL — DAY

Joe Nobody lies in a hospital bed. His face is bandaged up,
his arm is in a sling. Tube runs into his mouth. Joe is enjoying the slight hallucinogenic sides effects of his pain suppressing medications

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
As I lay in the bed, sucking life
through a tube that tasted like it
had done the last patient’s
colonoscopy, I began to focus on
what must be done…

Joe turns to look at PATIENT #2 in the bed next to him.

DOCTOR stands next to Patient #2 and tests his reflex.

Doctor has a RED RUBBER HAMMER in his hand.

CU ON HAMMER
As doctor holds it over his head. Doctor begins to LAUGH
MANICALLY.

Patient’s eyes widen. Doctor SLAMS the HAMMER down on the patient’s knee, causing the patient to kick over the little table of food. Doctor looks back at Joe Nobody and smiles.
Joe Nobody slowly, and painfully nods his head in agreement for the
doctor. The doctor smiles and winks at Joe.

Doctor raises the HAMMER again, and drives it down on Patient #2’s knee again.
Patient #2’s leg jumps up, sending his slipper flying off his foot and smashing over a VASE with a FLOWER on one of the night stands.

CU ON FLOWER
As it gently sails down to the floor.

CU ON DOCTOR….

16.
….Smiling at Joe again. Joe musters a smile back.
Doctor comes over to Joe Nobody and pulls the tube out of his
mouth. He removes the cast off his arm and hands him the RED
RUBBER HAMMER, this time about 10x bigger than it was.

Doctor motions to Patient #2.

Joe Nobody walks over with a limp.

Patient #2
has Gang Member #1’s face. Joe looks at the
Doctor. Doctor smiles and extends his hand
in a “go ahead” gesture.

Joe Nobody hits the Patient’s leg and we draw back on the
white of the Doctor’s coat as Joe repeatedly WAILS on the
Patient…

“SIX MONTHS LATER”

EXT. STREET — DAY

Joe has a cane, and is moving along with much difficulty. He
sits on a bench at the BUS STOP.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
Given time, cut off from the world,
your mind begins to remember
everything. It has only been a
week since the they took the
bandages off from my jaw surgery.
It still hurts every time I breathe
because of my ribs. My leg was
still in ruins…
Joe looks around.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
But I will find him. Someday I
will find him again…

As Joe stands with difficulty for the bus, a SPORTS CAR
drives through a puddle, throwing water up on Joe.

CU ON SPORTS CAR
Revealing the driver is the YUPPIE WOMAN.
Joe can not believe it and SIGHS, shakes his head and
whispers…..

17.
JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
…If I only had a Rocket Launcher…

“TWO YEARS LATER”
INT. GARAGE — DAY

BIG MECHANIC walks around the side of a VAN.

MECHANIC
That should do it!

CU On FIGURE…

MECHANIC (CONT’D)
You may have to test it a couple of
times, but I’m sure it’s a winner!

Joe Nobody walks out of the shadows…

JOE NOBODY
Excellent!

MECHANIC
You sure I can’t interest you in
something permanently devastating
under the driver’s door.

Joe thinks, briefly….

JOE NOBODY
….We’re good, I don’t think that’s
needed quite yet.

EXT. CITY STREET — OUTSIDE STORE — DAY

JOE NOBODY
is cruising A well-known drug pick up area

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
let’s test out the correctional device…

VAN is parked. Joe is seated inside on the driver’s seat. Does not take long before we see a THUG, 20’s, approaches…

As THUG gets closer into view we see that he is armed with a KNIFE.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
That didn’t take long…

18.
Within a few feet of window THUG demands! Give me the keys to the Van!

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
This is it!

Inside the driver’s area we see Joe places his hand on the switch and flips the protective cover.

Thug comes right up to the window.

THUG
Give me your-

CU On JOE NOBODY’ S FINGER
PRESSES BUTTON

BOOM!

GIANT THOR-LIKE HAMMER

Slams Thug in the face as the Thug’s giving cause for the knife to have flown into the window.

Thug is disoriented and falls to ground before rolling onto his back, then no movement.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
Keep the change…

Joe takes a long look down at Thug.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
The mechanism went off grandly;
Minus the fact that the knife
accidentally went into the window..
something I had not expected, nor did I want.

Joe Nobody’s Van SCREECHES away.

CU ON THUG Laying unconscious.

Van SWERVES around corner of the block as SPORTS CAR comes
the opposite direction and has to run up on the sidewalk just slightly in an effort to avoid a collision.

Van’s late defensive measure were not enough to avoid sports car to
slam into a series of garbage cans.

Yuppie Woman gets out of the car in a HUFF to inspect the damage.

19.
LAUGHTER (O.S.)

Joe throws knife out of the window as he continues driving.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
Wonder if I should practice a bit more…

BEGIN NEW DREAM SEQUENCE:

EXT. CARNIVAL — DAY

Joe stands at a WHACK A MOLE GAME.

TINY HEAD POPS OUT OF HOLE

TINY HEAD
Fuck you!

Joe WHACKS if on the head.

NEXT HEAD POPS UP!
TINY HEAD #2
Fuck you!

Joe WHACKS the tiny head, SLAMMING it into the hole.

TINY HEAD #3 pops up.

TINY HEAD #3
FUCK YOU!

TINY HEAD #4 and TINY HEAD #5 pop up.

TINY HEAD #4
Fuck You!

TINY HEAD #5
Fuck You!

Joe SPEEDS UP…

JOE WACKING HEADS…

CLOWN (B.G.) has taken notice and watches Joe intently.

Finally, Joe is HITTING the Heads so fast and hard that the

machine BLOWS UP!

The Clown is LAUGHING his sick head off in the background.

20.

VOICE (O.S.)

Winner!!

Joe, exhausted, lifts the hammer for his invisible fans.

END DREAM SEQUENCE.

A MONTH LATER…

EXT. CITY STREET — CORNER — LATE EVENING

Van pulls up to a RED LIGHT.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)

A Red light… on a corner I knew

all too well.

ON HANDS

Exchanging a drug transaction.

Pull away to reveal Thug from last month. THUG #2 takes

notice of the van too and follows suit.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)

It’s the idiot from last month!!

Joe Nobody notices Thug #1 moving towards the van, looking at

it like he should remember for some reason, with Thug #2 in

tow. Thug #2 starts towards the back of the van. Thug #1

watches suspiciously as he approaches and grabs Thugs #2 at

the last minute.

THUG #1

I’ll take the passenger side.

THUGS #2

(envisioning)

Okay.

INT. VAN — LATE EVENING

ON FINGER

As it CLICKS off the SAFETY SWITCH on the newly installed

protective device.

Thug #2, 20’s, approaches the driver side.

21.

THUG #2

Hey bun-day-ho… this ain’t your

turf.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)

Well I’m about to mark it

asshole…

Joe sees Thug #1 sneaking around the back and around to the

other side.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)

Shit, if I get out of here, I need

something for that side too…

Joe Nobody is nervous as he watches the approaching kid. He

ROLLS DOWN the window.

JOE NOBODY

E-excuse me, I couldn’t hear you…

THUG #2

I said… Hey buddy… do you have

some change?

As Thug #2 steps closer, he reaches into his front pocket and

slides out a KNIFE.

As Joe holds up a $20 BILL.

Thug #2 stops and looks for a second as if to grab it…

BOOM

Thug #2 practically CRIES as he holds his face. He steps

around disoriented and falls.

Thug #1 comes up to the passenger window as Joe Nobody and he

look at one another. Joe flips him off and SLAMS the GAS

PEDAL. The Van BUCKS, and PEELS off, running over Thug #1’s

foot.

Thug #1 is bouncing on one foot as the Van disappears out of

site.

THUG #2

Lays on the ground, motionless.

INT. GARAGE — DAY

Van sits in the garage looking shiny and new. The Mechanic

walks around it, looking very proud of himself.

22.

Joe Nobody walks in drinking a BEER. He hands a BEER to the

Mechanic. The Mechanic takes a swig.

MECHANIC

I have set the hammer, springloaded,

at the top of the passenger

door now. The back handle is

electrically charged, and the

special surprise is ready to go

below the driver’s front door.

JOE NOBODY

You are a true artist.

MECHANIC

That’s what momma used to say…

Joe smiles.

TWO MONTHS LATER…

EXT. STREETS — NIGHT

Joe is driving around and sees the Gang Member with the hat

talking to TWO PROSTITUTES. Joe is confident, his window is

down.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)

Holy shit, look what the cat’s

about to drag in…

Joe pulls up to the curve.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)

Well well… Here we are again fuck

bag! Let’s dance!

Gang Member takes notice of the Van and quickly walks towards

it. He undoes his jacket, revealing a gun in his waistband.

Gang Member looks over and stares, as if recognizing Joe.

GANG MEMBER #1

What’s this mother fucker looking

at?

JOE NOBODY

(whisper)

Patience… patience… just a

little more…

23.

The Gang Member is almost to the window…

GANG MEMBER #1

Hey mother fucker…

Joe nervously smiles. He watches Gang Member #1.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)

Installed below the driver’s side

door, under the carriage, was a

switching mechanism that replicated

an 3 foot switch blade. With a

single touch of the button,

this prick would be permanently

wheelchair bound for the remainder

of his miserable life.

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)

So devastatingly quick, the blades

release would be away and securely

hidden under the carriage, all

before this assailant would know he

had been separated from both his

feet.

Gang Member #1 approaches Van driver door.

GANG MEMBER #1

Hey Fucko…

RADIO CHIMES THE HOUR…

JOE NOBODY (V.O.)
Hey Fucko indeed…

BEEEEEP!

SILENCE FOR TEN SECONDS.

FADE OUT.

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