The beginning of my script that was mentioned in the Post Brief Plot topic:
INT. DARRENS BEDROOM (MORNING)
DARREN, 13, lies asleep in his bedroom, the
Clock reads 4:32 PM. A SIN CITY, CLINT EASTWOOD,
JACKIE BROWN, LED ZEPPELIN, JAWS, CANÃ¢â‚¬â„¢T HARDLY
WAIT and many other posters lie in his room.
Suddenly the phone begins ringing, DARREN, suddenly
Twitches and his eyes open. He closes his eyes again,
Trying to ignore the ringing and falls back asleep.
The ringing continues, DARREN opens his eyes again and
Turns his head to the clock.
Oh Jesus, its 6:30.
DARREN jumps back to his bed, and covers his
Ears with a pillow. The ringing still continues.
His mother mumbles something in the background,
DARREN moves the pillow from his ears.
DARREN (shouts to his mother)
Your wanted on the phone!
DARREN, sighs, and lies back down. He grabs a phone
Beside his bed and clicks the talk button.
DARRENÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S cousin GREG, 24, is onthe other end
Of the phone.
DARREN, I need you to do me a
Dude, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 4:30 OK?
What? No itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not, its 6:30 in the
DARREN, turns and sits up, sitting on his bed,
With the phone still to his ear.
Yeah I know. But I set my clock a few
Hours ahead, so when I wake up, its look
Like IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been asleep for a long time. It
helps me get up earlier.
GREGÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S girlfriend scrambles around in
The background of his room, chucking clothes
God dammed! Where is it!?
Dude what was that?
My girlfriend DARREN, she might
Be pregnant, sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s looking around
For the test, but she canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t find it.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the reason why I need to call you.
WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s up man?
GREG scratches his chin, a little
Scared to ask DARREN this.
You know the video store I own,
GREG scratches his chin once again.
Yeah, well weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re driving to the hospital,
And wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be home until like 12 am, so I
Know youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve helped out with the shop before,
I was hoping if you could work at it all day
WHAT?! Well, the place is locked isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t?
GREGÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s girlfriend walks across the background
Yeah, you took the second set of keys
To the shop the other day remember?
DARREN pulls off the blankets, revealing
HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s still in his jeans, shirt and jacket,
From the other night. He reaches into his jacket
Pocket and pulls out a set of keys. DARREN,
Stares at them with widened eyes.
GREG turns around and begins walking
to his bed, and sits down.
OK, leave at about 7:00, store
closes at 11:30, you know everything
else, you’ve worked with me before,
just don’t forget to make the people
sign the recite when they rent the
GREG, hangs up the phone. DARREN, still has it
to his ear, all this news is so new to him, and he
only has 20 minutes to get to the shop.
DARREN pushes the off button, and drops the phone
to the floor.
I gotta call ALEX.
EXT.OUTSIDE ALEX’S HOUSE
A car comes fastly driving through a
road between a large area of houses.
It quickly pulls up to one, with the
garage wide open, inside is ALEX, also
13, drawing with his notebook lying on
his knee. He looks up as the car stops in
front of the driveway. From inside the house,
the arguments of ALEX’s parents can be heard.
ALEX’s brother JOHN, 19, opens the door of
the car, and shuts it. He straightens
his black leather jacket, and walks forward,
whacking ALEX across the head.
ALEX punches JOHN in the arm, as he opens
the door, leading into the house, where
the arguments of his parents can be heard
even louder, and JOHN shuts the door, and
the argues fade.
ALEX looks back at the door, angered. Listening
to his parents cries. He sighs.
EXT. KITCHEN OF HOUSE
ALEX, walks through the kitchen, his parents
screaming and punching each other in the living
room. He opens the fridge door, pulls out a glass
of milk from a night earlier, and looks at the clock
on the microwave.
He takes a sip of his milk, still starring at
the clock. He turns to his parents arguing.
Always waking me up so early.
Suddenly his phone begins ringing, ALEX sets his milk on
the table, and walks over to the phone. He looks at the
ID on the phone.
ALEX picks up the phone.
DARREN, is on the other line of the phone,
in his bathroom, brushing his teeth in one
hand, his phone in the other.
Hey ALEX I need you over here
ALEX (looking confused)
DARREN spits in the drain, and washes
I need you over here ASAP.
My cousins GREG might be having
No, his girlfriend is
ALEX grabs his milk and begins drinking
So I’m talking over RAGING VIDEOS
Yeah, but thats why I’m calling you,
LINK, and JOSH to head over here, so
we can head to the video store, and
work their for a day.
Why do I have to work there too?
Because you ask too many questions
ALEX, shuts up, a little shocked.
Well, all right, I’ll be over in a
Thanks, before you leave
DARREN gets a confused look on his face.
I thought this could be like the
GOOD, THE BAD, & THE UGLY, you
know I’m good, your bad–
Wait, why am I Sentenza, I should
be Joe, I am the one with the Clint
Whatever, I’ll call LINK, AND I’ll
call JOSH, and all three of us will be
over in no time.
All right, we’re leaving to the shop
at 7, see ya.
DARREN hangs up the phone. ALEX, hangs up his.
He quickly picks it up again, and dials a few
numbers and lets it ring.