BOTTLE ROCKET FINAL SCRIPT
Cast and Crew
Act 1: start
Outside the voluntary mental hospital…
Dignan: Kuh-Kaah! Kuh-Kaah!
In the voluntary mental hospital…
Anthony looks at his patient bracelet. Knock
Anthony: Hey, Dr. Nichols! I was just coming down to say good-bye.
Dr. Nichols: Anthony, I came to help you with your bags.
Anthony: No that’s okay. I got…I can take them down myself. I…I got em.
Dr. Nichols: What’s…what’s this? (pointing to the sheet rope) What’s going on?
Anthony: Ah, whew. Well, see my friend Dignan didn’t realize that this was a voluntary hospital, and he got this whole escape thing worked out. And he just got so excited about the thing, I didn’t have the heart to tell him “no”…that uh…Look how excited he is. I gotta do it this way, Dr. Nichols. I gotta climb out. It’s only one floor down.
Dr. Nichols: Okay, but can you do it fast? You know this doesn’t look good. None of this looks good at all.
Anthony: Well thanks very much, Dr. Nichols. You’ve really been a great help. You’ve been a great doctor.
Dr. Nichols: Well, thank you.
Anthony: Can you hand me my bag, please. I’ll see ya.
Dr. Nichols: Hey Anthony, don’t try to save everybody, okay?
Anthony: Okay, I won’t. Yo Dennis…See you later, Felicia.
Patient: Hey Anthony! Thanks for everything. Good-bye, take care.
Anthony: Goodbye Barbara. See ya Chris.
Patient: Thanks, Anthony
Dignan: Come on. Come on. Any problems? Yes! Yes! Wait, wait. Who did you get to do that? (pointing to Dr. Nichols drawing the sheet rope back into the room) Did you bribe the janitor? Smart! Smart!
Dignan waves at the “janitor.” Dr. Nichols waves back.
Act 1: the agenda
On a bus, home.
Dignan: Driver, what’s our ETA?
Dignan: Good, good. We're on schedule. Here's our agenda for the next few months. I believe you will find everything is in order.
Anthony: Practice job. Looks Good.
Dignan: Practice Job. That's our first move when we get back. Uh, look it over and I will brief you on the way.
Anthony: Okay (opens Dignan's notebook)
Dignan: Now, this is just a rough sketch of what I was trying to do. The idea of practice job, a heist. And the idea that you and I both respond to goals. And it all leads to Mr. Henry.
Anthony: Oh, the guy from the letters?
Dignan: Exactly, exactly. Now, this is rough. But what I tried to do is, I think, that you and I both respond to structure. And that's what's important.
Anthony: While Dignan is speaking, Anthony flips through the notebook. Second five. Twenty-five. Boy, you really have it well-planned out. Next fifty! Whew! So, did you enjoy your first visit to the nuthouse? Did you like that?
Dignan: Hey, hey. Shh. Shh. Shh. Come on. Be sensitive to the fact that other people are not comfortable talking about emotional disturbances. Um, you know I am. I'm fine with that. But other people….Put it behind you. You're out. You're better.
Anthony: You're right.
Dignan: And so it begins.
Back home, walking through neighborhood.
Dignan: Okay, now, we should also get on a fitness regime…sit-ups, road works, hitting the bags
Anthony: You know I was running ten miles a day when I was out in the desert.
Dignan: Were you, really?
Dignan: That's exactly what I'm talking about. That's good cardiovascular
Anthony: When did you get so avid about the fitness thing, Dignan?
Dignan: What? What do you mean by avid?
Anthony: I'm just saying I've never known you to be all that athletic. And all of a sudden….
Dignan: You've never, wait….You've never known me to be all that athletic? Well, I mean does it sound weird?
Anthony: I'm not saying that you're not a good athlete, Dignan.
Dignan: Well, does it sound weird to be talking about all the exercising?
Anthony: No, come on, it doesn't sound weird….
Dignan: I'm not saying it's the top priority but I think it's a pretty good goal.
Anthony: Yeah, I know. I think it's a really good goal.
Dignan: Here, put these on. Hands Anthony gloves.
Breaking into a house scene. background music: 7 & 7 album (Love Story (1966-72)); Love.
Drug store counter.
Dignan: Obviously good quickness.
Anthony: Yeah in and out pretty fast.
Dignan: Real fast, man. And good intensity.
Anthony: High intensity!
Dignan: Great intensity. Cause I was like…tooo….tooo….tooo…and I was like really fast.
Anthony: And the preparation was really good, you know, I think that's your specialty.
Dignan: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Cause if I said that one, it would sound like bragging. That’s why I didn’t want to say it. Okay criticisms?
Dignan: I've only one: not very thorough. Left a lot of valuables behind.
Anthony: Yeah, I don't think that was a mistake.
Dignan: No, that was one of the limitations of this job, but…by the way, great job in there. It was nice working with you, cause
Anthony: Thank You
By the drug store pinball machine
Dignan: Next order of business: Mr. Henry. I know you're probably wondering when I'm going to introduce you to Mr. Henry after all I've told you about him. Well in answer to that question, very soon. In fact, judging from how well that…(pointing at the pinball machine) here you go. You gotta do that. There you go…And judging from how well that job went today which was pretty good, man, including the coin collection and the earrings was to say the least…
Anthony: (stops playing pinball) You took the earrings, Dignan? You took em. (leaving drug store) Well, you know, it's my fault. It's like, ultimately, Anthony, when are you gonna learn?
Dignan: Man, you got another ball. Should I play your game?
Anthony: The list, Dignan. I know you remember the list cause you signed it. You signed the things Dignan’s not supposed to touch.
Dignan: The thing is I can't be sorting through all that shit in the middle of a burglary.
Anthony: Hey, hey, I don't care, okay? I bought the earrings for my mother on her birthday. I went down, I picked em out myself.
Dignan: Hey, one thing is, every valuable item in the house was on that list.
Anthony: Hey, maybe, we should've robbed your house. Did you ever think of that? No, I bet that never crossed your mind.
Dignan walks away
Anthony: What? What? Come on, Dignan.
Dignan: You know there's nothing to steal from my mom and Craig.
Act 1: grace
Anthony: Hey, hey Grace! Hey, Grace.
Grace: You're supposed to be in Arizona.
Anthony: What, you don't say hi anymore? Come on.
Bernice: Is this the…Are you the pilot?
Anthony: No, I'm, I'm Anthony. I'm Graces's brother.
Grace: Will you excuse us for a minute, Bernice?
Bernice: Are you sure?
Anthony: You told…you told your friend Bernice I’m some kind of jet pilot?
Grace: What was I supposed to say, they stuck you in an insane asylum?
Anthony: It wasn't an insane asylum, Grace. I explained to you back then that it was for exhaustion.
Anthony: Yes, exhaustion.
Grace: You haven't worked a day in your life. How could you be exhausted?
Anthony: Okay, sit down. Okay? I didn't come up here today to argue with you, okay? I got some friends waiting for me, and I got some things that I need to….
Anthony: Some associates?
Anthony: Yeah, Dignan, but also…
Anthony: What's wrong with Dignan, Grace? I thought you liked Dignan.
Grace: I do like Dignan.
Anthony: Then why do you sigh when I mention is name now.
Grace: But he's a liar.
Act 1: bob
Bob Mapplethorpe's parked car outside the elementary school
Dignan: Bob Maplethorpe, potential getaway driver, G0! Go!
Bob: Well, I think there's an air of mystery about me.
Dignan: Don't complicate it. Your number one strength is you have a car you can provide. Sell yourself. Start over. You ready? Go.
Bob: Okay. All right. I'm a risk taker. I'm growin' an entire crop of marijuana plants in my parent's back yard. I think that shows a little…
Dignan: Whoa, whoa. Wait a second. You’re growing an entire crop of marijuana in your back yard?
Bob: Dignan, look, I’m just not that good at this selling your self stuff, okay, so I’m just going to tell you the truth. I really want to be a part of this team, and I’m the only one with a car.
Dignan: That's good. That's good. Cause that hits me right here.
back at the elementary school
Anthony: Okay, can you do me a favor and take, uh….I want you to take these earrings and put them in Mom's mahogany box. Now, put them in your backpack or something so you don't lose...
Grace: What are doing with these?
Anthony: Could you just put them in the box, please Grace. You..you've really gotten into the bad habit of asking a huge amount of questions, lately. Sigh. I gotta go, okay, pal.
Grace: What's going to happen to you Anthony?
Anthony: Geez Grace, what the hell kind of question is that to ask me?
Grace: When are you coming home?
Anthony: Grace, I can't come home. I'm an adult. Why are you looking at me like that? Huh?
back in the car
Dignan: When I was a little kid, I wanted to know what caused thunder.
Anthony enters car
Dignan: How did it go with Grace?
Dignan: How'd it go?
Anthony: Can we leave, please Bob
Anthony clears throat
Dignan: Little kids are really cute. She is a cute little kid.
Anthony gets out of car
Anthony: I don't know what happened. I just have no idea. I mean, how did Grace get so cynical? Where does it come from? Where does it come from?...
Dignan: ...Look I can't answer that question right now. All I'm concerned about is getting you back in the car, man...
Anthony: ...she comes to this conclusion about me, at this point...
Dignan: ...Let's get back in the car where we, you can settle down...
Anthony: ...She thinks I'm a failure...
Dignan: ...What!? She said you're a failure? What has she ever accomplished with her life that's so great, man. Nothing! Nothing! Wait you don't have to do anything, man...
Anthony: ...I'm not saying that she has to look up to me at all. I'm not saying that. Although, maybe, she should. Why not? She tells her best friend that I was a pilot...
Dignan: ...Stop. Stop for a second. Will you stop for a second? And look at this?...
Dignan shows Anthony the picture of the lawn wranglers
Anthony: Groans Oh no!
Dignan: Fact: I learned more in the two months I spent with Mr. Henry and his crew than I learned in 15 years of academic study. Fact: I can guarantee you after Mr. Henry sees us pull this job, he's going to take a personal interest in our future. Fact: Mr. Henry drives a jaguar...
Anthony: Fact: Dignan, the picture's not doing it for me right now.
Dignan: Well does the fact that I'm trying to do it do it for you?
Bob: Uh, I hate to interrupt your conversation guys.
Back in the car driving
Bob: But I think I know what you've been going through, man. Cause I've been through some pretty heavy shit myself. If you're feeling alone like nobody in the world cares...nobody in the fucking world gives a shit...
Bob drives through a stop sign. Car honks.
Bob: ...then I'm here man...
Anthony: ...Ah, that was a stop sign...
Bob: I'm ready to listen, man. And if you want, I'll even open first. I mean my brother, that's a shit situation you know he beats the crap out of me all the time.
Act 1: stacy sinclair
Enter Jonathan Mapplethorpe (aka Futureman, Bob's older brother), H. Clay Murchison , and Stacy Sinclair
Futureman: I don't suppose either one of you know why Bob's car's parked out in front?
Anthony: Yeah, he's here.
Dignan: He's, uh, he's insi...
Anthony: He's here...he's here at the house.
Futureman: Let me see if Bob's keeping the pool clean.
Dignan: That's Futureman
Anthony: Uh, yeah, I know.
Picking up a leaf in the pool
Futureman: What the fuck is this? Vamanos Clay.
(Futureman and Clay go into house. Futureman can be heard scolding Bob in the background during the Stacy Sinclair dialogue).
Futureman: Bob you were told to thoroughly clean the pool this morning.
Bob: Jack it was one leaf. Man, one leaf...
Futureman: Yeah, what about the car...out in front of the house...(
Note as Bob is getting scolded by Futureman ('Yeah, and what about the car? I asked you not to park that shit out in front of the house!'). Anthony, Dignan, and Stacy Sinclair remain outside.
Dignan: It's a leaf.
Stacy: Your name is Anthony, isn't it?
Dignan: Yeah his name is Anthony. My name is Dignan.
Stacy: I'm Stacy Sinclair, Elizabeth's sorority sister.
Anthony: I didn't know she had a sister.
Stacy: Laughs. Oh my God, you have the best sense of humor. She is going to be so jealous I saw you here. So you go to school in Arizona, right?
Anthony: No I was in the hospital.
Stacy: Oh, what for?
Anthony: I went nuts.
Dignan: He's kidding. He's kidding. He didn't go nuts.
Stacy: You poor thing. How did it happen?
Anthony: Do you really one to know?
Stacy: Yes, I really do
Anthony: Okay, one morning over at Elizabeth's beach house, she asked me if I'd rather go water-skiing or lay-out. And I realized that not only did I not want to answer that question, but I never wanted to answer another water sports question or see any of these people again for the rest of my life. Three days later I was on my way out to the desert. And that was that.
In the background, Bob and Futureman can be heard
Bob: Bullying son of a bitch.
Futureman: You're calling me a bully. Here's a bully for you. punch. punch.
Futureman: Hold on Bob you're only going to make this take longer.
Stacy: You're really complicated, aren't you?
Bob: Owww! My ear!
Anthony: I try not to be.
Act 1: target practice
Scene in the shooting range. The gang buys a gun.
Back at the Mappelthorpe residence, the kitchen table.
Dignan: Referring to the plan. Okay, escape route is crucial just in case somebody is tailing us or even chasing us as the case may be. We can't be sure how it is going to happen.
Anthony: Do you think that we are going to be chased tonight? Is that a possibility?
Dignan: That's a good question. No I don't think we are going to be chased. I'm just being hypocritical here. However, I will say...Bob, please don't interrupt me, man, 'cause I'm trying to stay focused on this stuff. You're responsible for the external situation tomorrow: streets and the getaway.
Anthony: Woh, woh, woh, woh. Excuse me. The...are the explosives really necessary here? I think it'd be a lot more simple if I just walk up to the door alone. I...I think that would be...
Dignan: Why are you undermining me, man?
Bob: playing with the gun. How much bullets does this thing take.
Bob: Look, I'm paying attention...
Dignan: Goddammit! You're not paying attention if you're messing around with the gun. Now quit...Anthony, just keep the gun on the table. Keep...
Anthony: ...Look, Dignan, relax...
Dignan: ...I can't focus unless the gun is on the table...
Bob: I paid for it.
Dignan: Shut, man! Shut up. I'm warning you now. Be quiet, please!
Bob: It's true, Dignan. I paid for the gun.
Dignan: Say it again. Say it one more time. Say it again. Repeat what you just said.
Anthony shakes his head at Bob.
Bob: I paid for the gun.
Dignan: Sigh. He's out. You're out, too. And I don't thing I'm in either. No gang!
Anthony: ...Just calm down...
Dignan storms out of the kitchen followed by Anthony
Dignan: in the background, as Bob is playing with the gun in the kitchen. You two just don't give a shit. It comes right down to it that you don't care...Look at this kitchen. How does an asshole like Bob get such a great kitchen?
Anthony: C'mon, Dignan.
The boys return to the kitchen
Dignan: Um...I apologize. That was poor leadership. I'm under a lot of pressure right now, and...I don't feel like the team is gelling the way...if I can even use that word because I don't even now if we are a team.
Anthony: Hey, we are a team.
Bob: Yeah, team.
Dignan: back to the plan. Okay, there do you see the star is me, right there, and I'll be in there. The "X" is Anthony. Bob you're the "0" out here in the car.
Act 1: book store robbery
outside the book store
Dignan: Okay, okay. Puts bandage on his nose.
Bob: What are you putting that tape on your nose for?
Dignan: Exactly. sets watch. Let's get lucky.
exiting car, heading to the book store
Dignan: You, you open the door.
Anthony: Okay wait right here.
Dignan: Come on, let's go. Don't panic. Okay, get him to open the door. Don't panic. Don't panic.
Anthony: knocking on the book store entrance. I left my sweater inside. I know...do you have a lost and found?
Dignan: Here he comes...ku-kaah, ku-kaah, ku-kah...Bob...
Bob: whooo! whoo!
Book Store Clerk: At the door. Sorry, we're closed, sir.
Anthony: Yeah, do you have a lost and found? I left my sweater back...
Book Store Clerk: You got something on your...what's that on your nose?
Anthony: I cut it. It's... I got a cut across the bridge. Do you have a lost and found that maybe I can check?...
Book Store Clerk: Can you come back tomorrow?
Anthony: I really...I can't. I gotta, I gotta get it tonight.
Book Store Clerk: Opens the door. Well, well, let me check with my manager. Whole on one second. Just, just stand inside.
Dignan tries to enter.
Book Store Clerk: Hey, excuse me sir, we're, we're closed.
Dignan: Oh, what, what about that guy?
Anthony: I-I left my sweater in there.
Book Store Clerk: He forgot his sweater.
Dignan: Oh yeah, I left some money in there.
Book Store Clerk: The money. Where?
Dignan: In the cash register. pulls gun. Step away from the door. Stockers! Stockers! Where are the other stockers?
Book Store Clerk: Who, Robby? He might be in literature that's his section
Dignan: Hey is that the manager? Wait who is it? Come here, come here.
Anthony: I'm gonna go down this aisle.
Dignan: Yeah go down there, check what we got.
Book Store Manager: What's going on here?
Dignan: Come here, come here, come here, come here, come her. I'm sending you both back there. Let's go. Come on. Move. Move.
In the back office
Dignan: Okay, sit down, sit down. Get up against the wall. What's in here? What's in here? Where's the money? Where's the money? Talk, stretch!
Book Store Clerk: It's, it's in the drawer.
Dignan: Okay, there it is. Come on. Open up that drawer. No, it's not. Come on. The other one. Let's go. There's the money. Okay. Put in one of those bags. Get one of those bags. Let’s move! Come on! A bigger one, you idiot! What are you think…
Book Store Manager: Don’t call me an idiot, you punk.
Dignan: Do you have…do you have bigger bags for atlases or dictionaries, uh, sir?
in the travel section of the book store
Book Store Clerk 2: Uh-huh
Anthony: Aren't you supposed to be in literature?
Book Store Clerk 2: It's all full up.
Anthony: Okay, they need you in the office right now.
back at the office
Dignan: Use the little bags. Put the money in there. We'll just use a lot of them. Quickly. Just, do your best?
Book Store Clerk: Why, why do you wear that tape on your nose?
Anthony: Little bags, man.
Dignan: Okay everybody, I want everybody to sit tight. Sit tight. Okay, thank you so much.
Dignan: Wooh! Whooh! Success. Full success! Okay, we're heading back to Bob's, and we're going to hit the road and go on the lam. Go! Go! Go!
car speeds away
Act 1: the crew
back at Bob's house
Dignan: Okay, now, before we divide the loot. Let me say one thing: Bob, gets the spirit award on this case, and although his share won't be as equal as ours, his contribution was neverthe...
Bob: What?!? What do you...
Dignan: Come here, Bob. Come here. Did you see the look he gave me? Don't double cross this guy. Don't even think it. Great work. Great work. Both of you... toasts. Clink! Clink!
Anthony: So, Dignan, what's next? Do we meet the crew after we go on the lam or what?
Dignan: Everybody wants to know what's next. May I enjoy this moment?
Bob: What crew?
Dignan: Now is not a good time to bring up the crew.
Bob: Goddammit! You son of a bitch! You're gonna' cut me. You're gonna'...
Anthony: ...Wait a second, Bob...
Bob: ...Wait a second, nothing! You're gonna' cut me out...
Anthony: ...Nobody's cutting anybody out of anything. Okay, let me show you this. taking out Lawn Wranglers picture.
Dignan: ...Whoa Whoa...
Anthony: No, Dignan this is fine. Bob, should see this. Bob, I got something.
Bob: What's this supposed to be?
Anthony: That's the crew. That's Mr. Henry. These are the...I know...
Bob: Laughs. Anthony, that's the Lawn Wranglers, the landscape company that Dignan here used to work for.
Anthony: What do you mean landscaping?
Bob: I mean push the mower. Trim the hedge. Landscaping.
Act 1: fired
Dignan: Yes, they're landscapers, okay. Yes, yes, yes, they're landscapers. But did it ever occur to you that a landscaping crew is a perfect front for an operation, man. Now look at this. shows the picture. You've seen this picture. That is Mr. Henry and aside from owning the Lawn Wranglers, he is a very talanted thief.
Anthony: Then, uh, why aren't you over there right now?
Dignan: Because we're fugitives. And also cause he fired me. Best job I ever had, working my way up, meeting people, listening to stories. One day he walks over and says "Dignan, you're out" just like that. By the way, man, he was right. Just cause it's a front doesn't mean somebody doesn't have to do the actual landscaping. But those days are over now. Just a matter of time before I pick up the phone and I say Mr. H, we are coming home. So don't worry about your future, man, because I am thinking. Anthony, If you don't mind, I'd appreciate it if you didn't mention to Bob about me getting fired
Anthony: I won't.
Dignan: On the run from Johnny Law. It ain't no trip to Cleveland.
Act 2: on the run
driving. stopping to buy fireworks. background music: Zorro is Back performed by Oliver Onions.
Dignan: (In the car. Shouting and shooting fireworks out of the car.) I love it. And another one for me. Bobby, one for you. Anthony, fire away! Somebody hand me one! I'm gonna throw it out the window! Cherry bomb!
Dignan: (at night. gestures and makes a rig honk its horn) Did you hear that?
Anthony: Dignan, I don't expect you to be as depressed as I am but I don't think...watch the road Bob. But I don't think that your happiness is quite appropriate. I mean your 75 year plan does not seem to be working, you know. The only thing I've learned so far is that crime does not pay.
Dignan: Gee man, that's not the greatest attitude in the world to have. I don't think we get anywhere by complaining, guys.
Okay, okay, you're right.
Dignan: There we go. There we go (pointing out a roadside motel). Perfect great little place to lie low while the heat cools down. We'll get in touch with Mr. Henry. I'll get the best room in the house, guys. Crime does pay.
packed in motel room. Bob sleeps on a rollaway cot.
next morning, outside by the swimming pool. Anthony spies Inez for the first time. background music: Prendeme la Vela (Lo Mejor Del Ritmo Negro Peruano) performed by Abelardo Vasquez & Cumanana
Anthony: still by the pool. I can't get my haircut. That's just not possible, all right.
Dignan: from the balcony with Bob. Then you're gonna gave to dye it red, man, cause we need to hide our identities.
Anthony: No I'm sorry, I can't do that either.
Dignan: Even if it's the difference between some trooper recognizing us and throwing us in jail or not?
Anthony: I guess so.
Dignan: Then you my dear friend are a damn fool. Let's go, Bob. Come on. Bob, let's go.
Bob: See you.
Anthony: See you, Bob.
Act 2: inez
Anthony lying in bed.
Anthony: Whistling. Knocking. Hello!
Inez enters the room to clean.
Inez: Excuse me.
Anthony: No, no it's okay. Come on in...following Inez. Oh excuse me. Jeez, it's great how you are able to bring a room to life like this with just a little touch...Jeez, it's, uh, it's nice out today, isn't it? Boy, you get a nice breeze with that door open like this. It was kinda' stuffy in here. Do you do all these rooms yourself? All these...Offers Inez his hand. I'm Anthony. Anthony. What's your name?
Anthony: Inez. That's wow. Oh sorry. Sorry this is such a mess here. You know, let me give you hand with this.
Inez leaves the room. Anthony continues to follow Inez and her towel cart outside the motel.
Anthony: I think I might have seen you earlier when I was swimming. Did you happen to see me down there? By the pool? Yeah, that was me. Yep. Do you speak English? Spanish?
Anthony: You have really good posture, you know. You stand up very straight. cleaning a new room. You know people they think cause they're in a hotel that they can really just kind of act like slobs. It's bad manners if you ask me, but then, if I were guilty of it. Yeah. Which part of Mexico are you from?
Anthony: Paraguay? Boy, okay, that's kind of over/under Guatemala I think.
Inez: Excuse me, Anthony.
Anthony: Sorry Inez.
Anthony: These towels are still warm. I guess that's from the dryer. See. puts towel to Inez's face.
Enters a new room
Inez: Housekeeping? sees couple. Sorry.
Motel guest: No, we're just checking out.
Anthony enters the room , continues to follow Inez.
Motel guest: Hi?
Meanwhile, outside the barber shop Bob is talking on a pay phone.
Bob: Son of a bitch!
Inside the barber shop
Dignan: That's a good hair..that's a good haircut there, parted on the side.
Customer: Thank you
Dignan: It's what my friend needs to get. Bob, get one like this. Here you go first.
Bob: whispering. Dignan, may I speak to you for a moment please. It's about my marijuana crop. I don't want everyone to hear this...
Dignan: ...I don't want to lose my place in line...
Bob: My brother is in jail.
Dignan: What? Wait a second. Your brother's... Why?
Bob: The weed
Dignan: What weed?
Bob: The weed from my back..in my backyard.
Dignan: They got em by the balls. What's the official charge?
Bob: They say he's a drug dealer.
Dignan: That's so unfair. They say he's a drug dealer. You and I both know he's not a drug dealer. Right? He's not a drug dealer.
Bob: Yeah, I know that, Dignan. I know...
Dignan: Well, well Bob. What about hiding our identities...Bob leaves barber shop. Bob! to the barber. I'm sorry guys we're going to have to take a rain check. Bob!
Act 2: the laundry room
in the laundry room.
Anthony: Sigh. God, this is great! Sitting here in the laundry room. You working on your vocabulary, and we're sharing these tamales. It's...it's just, how unexpected. What is that, Inez? Does it open? Opens Inez's locket, takes out picture. Wow, you were just a little girl when this was taken. A little girl in Paraguay. Can I keep this? Can I have it?
Inez: She's my sister.
Anthony: Really? She looks just like you. Can I keep it anyway?
Act 2: party time
Dignan and Bob enter the room. The room is full of motel staff. Spanish music (Pachanga Diferente (The Best of Rene Touzet and Pachanga Differente!); Rene Touzet) and blender noise in the background.
Dignan: Oh, I'm sorry. We're in the wrong room.
Bob: No, man, this is...
Dignan: No, okay, I guess there's been a mistake made. Two twelve. Do you...do you speak English? We have a friend...
enter Anthony from the bathroom.
Anthony: I thought you guys went to get your haircut?
Dignan: No, we didn't.
Anthony: Well, gang this is my friend Di...
Dignan: My name is Jerry and this my associate Cornelius. Anthony, What's going on here, man?
Bob: Anthony, I need to talk to you, man....
Anthony: I'm having a party in here, man. I made some banana daiquiris for these folks here. Do you want one of these?
Dignan: Yeah, I guess I'll have one.
Anthony: Come on in here, man. This is Inez. And that's Rocky right there. C'mon Bob, shut the door, get in here, man. Anybody else want anything? A soda for Rocky. Cmon, Bob let me get you one...
Bob: raising his voice. Anthony, I have got to talk to you! Look, I'm sorry about this, this seems like a nice soiree, but I've got a family situation! I don't care what you think! I don't care! Tengo uno situacion mi familia! Dignan does not want to deal with it! Could you please come outside for a minute!
Anthony: Bob, I'm just saying we've got to analyze the situation, okay. First of all, how long are they going to hold him?
Bob: I don't know. I don't know anything. All I know is that Phil says they got him, that he's in jail.
Dignan: Okay, I've made a suggestion that he needs to hire an attorney.
Bob: You are pushing your luck, man. Unbel..
Anthony: Hey, Dignan, he does have a point.
Dignan: I'm the leader.
Bob: So what, you think I should abandon my brother?
Anthony: No, Bob.
Anthony: I'm saying let's keep it, let's keep it very simple, okay. We'll make some calls. We'll figure out what's going on. And if he's not out in 48 hours then we'll go back, okay? Bob?
Anthony: Is that okay?
Dignan: Now, I wasn't trying to antagonize you, man by saying that stuff. It was just that you were going to fly off half-cocked.
Bob: Don't tell me what I was going to fly off of.
Dignan: Okay, I'm sorry. It's a team decision.
Act 2: late-night swim
Anthony and Inez in the motel swimming pool.
Inez: Says something in Spanish.
Anthony: What? What did you... what does that mean?
Inez: I, I don't know what to say...
Anthony: What I'm talking?
Anthony: Your skin feels like silk.
Inez: Kind of like silk? laughs. What silk?
Anthony: Your skin, it feels so soft and silky. Soft
Anthony: points to his skin. Sandpaper. points to her skin. Silk.
Inez: Silk. A new word.
Anthony: It's very soft. I don't know much Spanish. Can I kiss you?
Dignan: Marco! Marco! No lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk.
Anthony: Okay, we'll, we'll be very careful, Jerry. Thank you.
Dignan: You guys mind if I take a dip? Hey, I'm kidding. I'm kidding. I'm not that insensitive. 'Sides I didn't bring my trunks anyway. How's the water down there?
by the motel steps
Anthony: I'm going to give you something, okay? I want you to hold onto this. gives Inez his watch.
Dignan: Phoo, well, thank you for listening to our old war stories. I hope they didn't bore you too terribly.
Anthony: Ah, Dignan. Mm-Hmm.
Dignan: Well any way good evening.
Inez: Good evening. Bye Jerry.
Anthony: Anyways, the watch okay. It, it has an, an alarm on it and will go off and make a sound when we're supposed to meet. And you do that by this little button right here. So you can just press that. See? Okay? It's pretty simple.
Inez: car honks Bueno. I have to go.
Anthony: I'm very glad I met you Inez.
Inez: honk Me too. I have to go.
early morning, we see Bob's hand reach for the keys.
next scene, Dignan is running outside the motel.
Dignan: Uh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, son of a bitch! Anthony! Anthony! Bob's gone. He stole his car. The little coward. That son of a bitch. He flew the coop while we were sleeping. He has no character, man.
Anthony: Maybe, he went up to the store.
Dignan: No, man. He took his stuff. He's long gone.
back in the room
Anthony: Hi, housekeeping. Can I speak to Inez please? I thought she gets in at nine? Oh, it i..okay, see I don't have my watch on. She has it. Tell me something, what's it like working with her? I mean I bet she's really great at... uh, okay, bye?
Dignan: We'll get him. We'll get him, man. Don't worry about that. We'll get him. And when we do get him, we'll blow up his car or do something. I can guarantee you that. What makes me furious is thinking about the look on Bob's fat face, man, when he drives away today... thinking that he pulled one over on us, man. I'll tell you another thing...
Dignan: ...that if our paths cross again, you're going to see a side of Dignan that you haven't seen before. A sick, sadistic side because I'm furious at Bob...
Anthony: ...C'mon Dignan...
Dignan: I couldn't be more angry. Come on what?
Anthony: Bob, didn't steal the car, you know. He told me he was leaving. He went back to help his brother.
Act 2: in the coffee shop
In a coffee shop.
Anthony: Look, Dignan, look I'm sorry that I didn't tell you about Bob leaving. You, you, had just as much a right to know as I did. I'm sorry...
Dignan: Thank you, thank you. That's all I needed. I mean who's to say that you need Bob to have an adventure? Where is that rule written? There's nothing that says that. What are you working on?
Anthony: Nothing, just a, just a sketches. Ahem. It's , you know, it's just a little horse. With little sparks coming off. Kinda like stardust. Nothing. Sorry it just, uh...
Dignan: Don't apologize to me. Don't do that to me. Don't treat me like the jealous friend who's envious of you because that's not what this is about. I'm as excited for you as anybody is.
Anthony: Really? Then I gotta go. I'll see you later, Dignan. See you back at the room.
Running to motel. Love scene with Inez in a motel room. background music: Alone Again Or (Love Story (1966-72)); Love.
Dignan shooting bottle rockets and firecrackers outside the motel.
Anthony: Why don't you come, uh, over to this bar we're going to, Dignan?
Anthony: It's in the town.
Dignan: No, I don't want to go.
Anthony: Why don't you just come with us?
Anthony: Why don't you just come over there with us?
Dignan: All right. hands Inez a sparkler.
Dignan: Certainly, can't feel any worse than I do
Anthony: Don't worry, all he needs is one drink.
Act 2: at the barra
At a local bar. background music: Mambo Guajiro (the Best of Rene Touzet and Latin American Tempos); Rene Touzet. In the bathroom.
Bar Patron: Hello, my friend.
Dignan: Hey, hola, amigo! Como Esta?
Bar Patron: You're in the army, yes?
Dignan: No, no, I just have short hair.
Dignan: can be heard in the background Amigo, let's play pool.
Front entrance of the bar
Julio: Inez? Que milagro! (Inez? What a Miracle!)
Julio: Eh, como estas como te ha hido? (Well, how are you how have things been going?)
Inez: Bien. (Good.)
Julio: Bien? Que bien. No te imaginas lo qu me acaba de pasar ahora. (Good? That's good. You cannot imagine what just happened to me right now.)
Inez: Que? (What?)
Julio: No, llego un ricachon ahi en el taller, que se le cayo los llaves en el tanque de gas, imaginate. (See, this rich guy arrived there in the store, because his keys fell in his gas tank, imagine it.)
Inez: Ah, si? (Oh, really?)
Julio: Bueno, ahi nos vemos, eh? (Well, we'll see each other around, eh?)
Inez: Bueno. (OK.)
Julio: Veete. (Take care of yourself.)
Inez: Que te vaya bien. (May everything go well.)
Anthony: Julio leaves. Boy, that guy was a real chatter box waddn't he? I didn't think he was ever going to stop with the story. Jesus, that's, that's what I call a language barrier. I need to take it easy. It's just a little frustrating when you guys talk so easily.
Dignan can be heard in the background arguing with the Bar Patron. "Amigo, you just cheated." Patron punches Dignan.
Dignan: punch. Okay, I'm calling my gang. punch. Anthony! Kuh-Kaah! Kuh-Kaah!(1)
Back at the hotel
Anthony: God, you know, I can't believe the guy just decided to jump you like that?
Dignan: sigh. Could you pass me those french fries please?
Anthony: Yeah. Dignan, you know, I was right out in front of the place with Inez. I...
Dignan: If you don't my mind, I'd rather not re-live it. Don't really feel much like talking about it. Fact, the only thing I feel like is to get the fuck out of this town
Anthony: Yeah, we, uh, we need a car I think.
Dignan: I have an idea for that. Inez has the master key to all the rooms, doesn't she? Doesn't she?
Anthony: Yeah, I don't think we can do that.
Dignan: I, I, know we can. It's real simple. We go on up to another room...
Dignan: ...we take some car keys...
Anthony: ...um sorry it's not even a possibility, okay.
Dignan: sigh. Then, we're going to have to hotwire a car. raising his voice. And this idea, I don't back down from. This idea...
Anthony: Allright Inez. Let's go outside.
Inez: How are you Jerry?
Dignan: I feel great Inez.
Anthony: He's ,uh, under the weather a little bit. So I, uh...
Anthony: Um, I kinda gotta take care of him...he just got the living shit kicked out of him, so... I had a really great time.
Inez: Buenos noches.
Anthony: Bye Inez.
Act 2: back in 212
Anthony: Inez, I'm sorry to interrupt you, but I think I've got it. I've gotta talk to you, Inez. I got a lot I need to tell you. 30 seconds ago, I was lost, just in a total fog and then it hit me like a bolt of lightning. Perfect clarity. Inez says something in Spansih. Don't slow me down, Inez. I gotta get this out while it's still fresh in my head. Um, this could get a little tough to communicate. Where's the kid? Where's Rocky?
In the hotel kitchen.
Anthony: Hey, Rocky.
Anthony: Can you help me out for just a second, man?
Rocky: What do you need?
Anthony: I just need you to do some...translate some stuff.
Rocky: I can't. I'm busy. I got too much work.
Anthony: C'mon Rocky. It'll take two seconds. Just give me three minutes.
Rocky: Three minutes?
Anthony: Yeah, c'mon. Please, I'll help you finish the dishes later.
back with Inez. Rocky translates for Anthony.
Anthony: Ok, this is what I want to say. All right, this is how I see it. Beautiful, intelligent girl from Paraguay. By chance happens to be working at a roadside motel in the middle of nowhere. Lost and confused, totally lost, incredibly unhappy person accidentally wanders in off the highway, and they meet, and they fall in love, and it's perfect. I mean it is perfect. And I can only hope that she feels a tenth of the way that I feel. I mean Inez, when we had sec this afternoon, it was, it was fun, you know?
Rocky hesitates to translate that last sentence.
Anthony: So-c'mon Rocky.
Rocky translates. Inez groans.
Anthony: To make a long story short, when we leave here tommorrow, I want you to come with us. And I want us, no matter what...
Rocky: Where are you going?
Rocky: Where are you going?
Anthony: Where are we going?
back in the kitchen
Rocky: still translating for Inez. What do you want me to say? You want me to go live with you and Jerry? I can't go.
Anthony: Why not? Why?
Rocky: What do you mean why not. I just told you why not.
Anthony: That's no reason, Inez. I'm trying to explain to you why I want you to come with us.
Rocky and Inez continue to furiously converse in Spanish
Anthony: Look Wait, wait. We'll stay here alright? You know, I don't understand it, but I'm just gonna follow my instincts on this one.
Rocky: You're like paper. You know, you're trash.
Anthony: Like trash?
Rocky: You know, you're like paper flying by, you know...It doesn't sound that bad in Spanish.
Anthony: Well what Rocky?
Rocky: She doesn't want you to stay.
Anthony: She doesn't?
Rocky: You have to understand. She's an organized person and she just can;t leve.
Anthony: She just...She didn't say that, did she Rocky?
Rocky: No, but I'm telling you she's a serious person.
Anthony: OK, please, just do the....
Inez: Que paso? [what happened?]
Rocky: Espere te, espere te por favor
Esto es lo que quiero decir y asi es como lo veo
Una nina muy bonita, inteligente de paraguay
hay un motel en el medio de nada
Una persona muy infeliz
Hace una parade en la carreterra,
que como lo siente
Ud. siente un poquito como Ud.
Quiero decir que Inez,
(Go on tell her)
cuando hacimos sexo esta tarde fue muy divertido
Para hacer la historia mas corta, cuando vamonos manana, quiero que tu
vengas con nosotros
Inez: Adonde vas?
Anthony: What do you mean where am I going?
Es que como te debo responder?
[How am I supposed to answer?]
Que me vaya con Jerry
[that I should go with Jerry?]
No me puedo ir
[I can't go]
R: Por que no?
I: Te acabo de decir porque no!
[I just told you why not!]
Esa es ninguna razon? Ha!
[that's not a good reason? Ha!]
(to rocky) Esque mi vida no le importa nada
[its just, my life is not important to him]
esque, yo no se que quiere
[I just don't know what he wants]
Adonde quieres que se lleva? No se
[where do you want to go? I don't know]
con sus amigos quien sabe adonde
[with his friends who knows where]
No se si tiene trabajo
[I dont know if he has a job]
Mi idea es que nos quedamos
[I think I should stay]
Ademas no tienes un plan
[Furthermore, you don't have a plan]
Te veo como un hoja de papel bolando por aca por alla
[I see you like a piece of paper blowing in the wind over here and over
. . .
Pero que significa eso?
[But what does that mean?]
que te quedara a vivir aqui en el hotel?
[that you stay to live here in the hotel?]
[I don't know]
Se te hace muy facil, yo creo que mejor que te vayas
[If its easier for you, I think it would be better if you left]
Act 2: envelope for inez
Dignan: Excuse me. Hola. Buenos Dias Inez. Mi amigo Anthony asked me to give you this envelope. We certainly enjoyed our stay here and we'd recommend this motel to any of our friends that might...
Inez: Hugs Dignan. Take care of Anthony. Points to wounded lip. Is ok?
Dignan: Yeah, I feel a lot better. So long.
Inez: Rocky! Rocky!
Rocky: Jerry, hey! translating for Inez. Tell Anthony I love him.
Dignan: Do what?!?
Rocky: Tell Anthony, I love him.
Dignan: All right, man, okay
Act 2: stealing a car
Dignan breaks into a parked car. background music: The Proclaimers Over and Done With (This is the Story). Anthony and Dignan on the road. The car breaks down.
Dignan: Ah shit, man. What a lemon! I don't know, man. One minute it's running like a top and the next minute, it's broken down on the side of the road. And I can't fix a car like this. I don't have the tools to do it, man. And even I had the tools I can't promise you I'd know how to fix a car like that.
Anthony: Dignan, you see the house over here. Let's walk over to it. We'll use the phone. We need to go home, okay?
Dignan: Whoa, whoa, whoa, no. Let's go to Plan B. We'll hitch a ride to the next town. Look we hitchhike.
Anthony: Look, it's over, okay? We're broke. We...We're gonna go home.
Dignan: First of all, what is broke to you? You're so spoiled, man. Having only a few hundred dollars is not broke. Well, ok, this is a setback. We hitchhike...Anthony hands Dignan the remaining money. What is this? All right, 16 dollars. Where...so where's the rest of the money?
Anthony: You gave it to Inez.
Dignan: No, I never gave Inez anything.
Anthony: In the envelope.
Dignan: Dignan perplexed walks away. He throws a rock through the car windshield. Screams at Anthony. Pointless act! You don't give a 500 dollar tip to the housekeeper! That's inappropriate! That's inexcusable! That, I don't forgive! What were you thinking?! What were you thinking?!
Anthony: softly Don't call her the housekeeper.
Dignan: That's what she is.
Anthony: raising voice Don't call her the housekeeper!
Dignan: Don't threaten me. That's what she is. She is a housekeeper, right? People are housekeepers.
Anthony: You better watch it, Dignan. You don't know what you're talking about right now.
Dignan: Don't threaten me. Don't threaten me, man.
Anthony: Her name is Inez.
Dignan: And my name is Dignan. So what? She didn't love you, man. (Anthony walks away). Now, where are you going? Where you goin?
Anthony: Anthony gets his stuff out of the car. Sigh, look let's go.
Dignan: Why'd you do it, man?
Anthony: Dignan, I don't really think you know what I was going through back there.
Dignan: Please, don't lay that on me now, man. Because I'm not interested in hearing any of that. Did it ever occur to you that your old pal Dignan might enjoy a great stay at some mental hospital out in the middle of nowhere? Going running at night. Getting a tan with a bunch of beautiful girls. Did you ever think about that? What do you think Dignan was doing that whole time you were out there, man? I told you Dignan got fired. Out on his ass. But you never thought about that did, you? No...because in the end, it's easier just to think about yourself than to think about Dignan.
Anthony: Ok, Dignan, c'mon. I thought I was supposed to be the one who's so crazy, you know. Dignan, c'mon.
Dignan hits Anthony and walks away.
Act 3: letter to grace
Anthony writing a letter with scene montage.
Anthony: Dear Grace, I enjoyed your letter. I agree Camp Douglas isn't all it's cracked up to be. It never was. But if you're feeling lonely or homesick even I recommend that (1) You call me. I'm staying at Bob Mapplethorpe's and (2) that you keep extremely busy. It's working for me...
Bob: Come here, Hector. throwing stick into pool.
Anthony: I've got a whole new program. Bob and I get up at 5:30 every morning to run our paper route. We've got three jobs. The money isn't much, and Bob in particular isn't suited for this kind of work. But we keep each other company, and we both feel much better about ourselves now that we're working hard.
Bob: Glad you enjoyed it. Y'all come back.
Anthony: Thanks Mr. Fine
Bob: Jack, I've been working. I made $75 in tips last night. Futureman grabs the cash.
Anthony: Bob's brother Futureman has accumulated some extensive legal debts, but we're gradually helping him to pay those off.
Bob: Can I have at least three bucks for gas?
Anthony: I'm also coaching a little league soccer team called the Hurricanes. They're mostly beginners, but they've got a lot of spirit, and they don't let defeat get them down. They remind me of Dignan in that way. Say what you will about him, he's no cynic and he's no quitter. I'm usually so exhausted now at the end of the days that I don't have to time to think about blown opportunities or wasted time. I do have one bit of advice for you, though Grace. Take the time in school to learn a foreign language. I myself never did , and I feel I've paid a price for it. Well, so long Grace. I miss you very much. Don't forget to write me back. Anthony.
Dignan in car with Applejack spies Anthony.
Dignan: Okay, there he goes. Gets out of car. Hey Anthony! It's Dignan, wait up! Where you goin?
Anthony: Just walking Hector. How long you been back?
Dignan: Oh, a while. So how, how's it going?
Anthony: It's going pretty good. Hector. clapping.
Dignan: I...I wish that some of the stuff that was said hadn't been said out there by me. And...sorry (mumbling)
Anthony: Do you want to shake hands?
Anthony: What's this you got on, man?
Dignan: It's a jumpsuit. You like it? Ordered a dozen of them. Anthony, I'd like to introduce you to Applejack. Applejack this is Anthony.
Anthony: Anthony Adams.
Act 3: mr. henry
Pulling up outside of Mr. Henry's headquarters
Dignan: Wooh! Mr. Henry! It's Dignan! Got some visitors! knocking. Mr Henry!
Anthony: What time did he see he'd be here?
Dignan: Right now. Mr. Henry on the roof drops a cup of water on Dignan. Now, did you guys feel that? I just felt something...Mr. Henry drops more water. Hey, now Jesus Christ! Hey!
Mr. Henry: laughing. How's the weather...how's the weather down there?
Dignan: Mr. Henry?
Mr. Henry: Come on in.
Dignan: Well, it's locked.
Mr. Henry: No, no, no, no. Come on son.
Dignan: Okay. I just tried it. I'll try it again.
Mr. Henry: Mr. Henry pours yet more water on Dignan. laughing. Yes it is.
Dignan: He poured more water on me.
Mr. Henry with Rowboat opens door to greet visitors.
Mr. Henry: Dignan good to see you.
Dignan: Hi, Mr. Henry.
Mr. Henry: Applejack good to...changes tone from playful to serious. and who are you?
Dignan: That's Anthony A...
Mr. Henry: This is no good bringing him here. What the shit man? Are you crazy? What're you thinking? Are you out of your fucking mind. changes tone back to playful. laughing. offering Adam his hand. Abe Henry. How are you?
Anthony: Anthony Adams.
Mr. Henry: Hi Anthony, nice to...this is my business manager Rowboat.
Rowboat: mumbles something in Japanese
Mr. Henry: Get you a little wet, did I son? Come on in boys. Anthony, there you go. Applejack...
Mr. Henry: Playing table tennis with Anthony. A little top spin. A little more. Anthony slams the ball past Mr. Henry. Good he listens. Is this kid in?
Dignan: I don't know, are you in?
Anthony hesitates to answer.
Act 3: recruiting anthony
Dignan: Let me tell you about this job...
Anthony: You don't understand I got this program , and I'm trying to stick to it now, okay?
Dignan: Okay. Just hear me out. It's called Hinckley Cold Storage. Here are just a few of the key ingredients: dynamite, pole-vaulting, laughing gas, choppers. Can you see how incredible this is going to be...handgliding...Come on!
Anthony: I can't do it.
Dignan and Mr. Henry in Mr. Henry's jaguar driving
Dignan: I know but I mean if he doesn't have the enthusiasm, then who needs him?
Mr. Henry: Ooh, you said a mouthful. Ah, if you want, I can speak to him.
Dignan: Would you Mr. Henry? That'd be great.
Anthony, Dignan, and Mr. Henry outside in a park.
Dignan: Sugar cone?
Mr. Henry: laughing You bet.
Dignan: Do you want anything Anthony?
Anthony: No thanks
Dignan leaves to get ice cream.
Mr. Henry: Listen, you know, you're breaking his heart, you know that don't you?
Anthony: What do you mean?
Mr. Henry: Uh, kid, the uh, worked on one of my garden crews. I mean, uh, nice fella. He didn't perform so I had to fire him. Then six months later, I, uh, I get a call from a gas station about 200 miles outside of Victoria there. I said what the hell are you doing out there? But there's something in his voice, you know what I'm saying. I felt for him. I mean poor guy. Here he is, he thought he had a team. Turns out to be a man alone. That's tough now. Real tough.
Dignan: Here you go Mr. Henry.
outside of Bob's house. Dignan rides into the driveway with a scooter.
Dignan: Had any time to think?
Anthony: Yeah, I've done a lot of thinking.
Dignan turns off scooter.
Dignan: We're still holding your position open for you.
Anthony: Yeah, I wish you wouldn't do that, and you know...
Dignan: C'mon, go for a ride.
Anthony: C'mon Dignan. It's too small for the both of us.
Dignan: No it isn't. Jump on, man. I'll give you a pump
Anthony: Where'd you get this?
Dignan: I got it from a fr...
Futreman and Clay pull up in their SUV
Futureman: What the hell you wearing?
Dignan: It's a jumpsuit.
Futureman: Clay, look at this guy.
Clay: He looks like a rodeo clown.
Futureman: He looks like a little banana. Where you from, anyway, man?
Dignan: I'm from around here.
Futureman: This guy used to mow our lawn.
Clay: No shit.
Futureman: Yeah, he was great, clipping the hedges, sweeping up, mowing the lawn. Laughing. What was the name of your little lawn mowing company?
Dignan: The Lawn Wranglers.
Both laughing hard.
Futureman: Let's go. Keep up the mowing, kemosabee.
Dignan: It was, it was, it's landscaping not just mowing.
Anthony: Ah man, don't listen to that guy.
Dignan: I don't know. Sometimes I'm not always as confident as I look.
Anthony: Did you see what he had on?
Dignan: Yeah, pretty cool. All right, well...starts his scooter engine.
Anthony: Wait a second. Dignan, wait a second.
Dignan: over engine. What!
Anthony turns off scooter.
Anthony: Goddammit, I'm in.
Anthony: I'm in.
Dignan: I knew you'd be back
Anthony: Three conditions: 1. You mastermind the plan. 2. Bob's on the team.
Dignan: disgusted. Let's here the third one.
Anthony: You gotta get me one of these jumpsuits?
Dignan: You like these?
Dignan: Done. Deal. All right. You're doing the right thing, Anthony.
Anthony: Yeah, I know I am.
Dignan: All right, I'll see you later on.
Anthony: Need any help.
Dignan: No, I think I got it.
Dignan manually rolls the scooter away.
Mr. Henry's headquarters. Practicing karate with Rowboat in traditional Japanese underwear.
Mr. Henry: hits Rowboat. with kiyap. Ha Ha. Got the eye. Okay.
Rowboat says something in Japanese
Mr. Henry: hits again. Got the eye again.
Rowboat says something in Japanese again. They continue to practice.
Mr. Henry: Well, move back a little bit. Move back.
Rowboat says something in Japanese
Mr. Henry: Hi guys. Hey welcome back, kid.
Dignan: He's back, Mr. Henry.
Mr. Henry: Where's Bob, the, uh, the rich kid?
Act 3: bob's house
at Bob's House. Anthony and Dignan are greeted at the door.
Bob: Hey hey hey. What do you say, man?
Anthony: How's it going?
Bob: Dignan. Whaddya say, bud? Come on in.
Dignan: Oh nothing much.
Bob: What you guys drinking?
Anthony: Water for me please.
Dignan: Uhhh, I'll have a Tom Collins, please.
Bob: Tom Collins, okay. Well, hey, man I want you guys to know that it was really too bad about what happened out there on the road. I'm glad to see you.
Dignan: Yeah, it was. It was unfortunate.
Anthony: Let's not even talk about it.
Bob: It was stupid.
Dignan: It was real stupid. It was extremely stupid.
Bob: Dignan, man, I want you to know I don't expect an apology. I don't even want want...
Dignan: smirking. Can you believe this guy. "I don't expect an apology."
Bob: Let's not get into this....
Anthony: Woah. Woah, guys...
Dignan: No, of course you don't want to get into it.
Bob: You want to let my brother rot in fucking jail...
Dignan: You said 48 hours!
Bob: I never agreed to that. I never agreed to that!
Dignan: That's a lie. That's a lie right there.
Dignan: Backyard! Right now! Let's go. C'mon Bob.
Bob: Backyard? This is my house, asshole?
Dignan: Get out here, Bob. Get out here.
Bob: That's fine.
Anthony: during this exchange, Anthony can be heard in the background trying to make peace. I know you're feeling angry. And I think the thing to do is we're all three here, let's talk...
Dignan: Now wait a second now Anthony! Bob is a big boy. Now, we are in the real world. We don't settle our problems with hugs, man. We settle them with bare knuckles...
Bob: Let's talk about that. Bob attacks Dignan. Anthony tries to break them up. Unintelligible exchange. In my own house!
Anthony: Bob, Stop it! Stop. Stop.
Bob: Got me with a left hook, man.
Dignan: Okay, no more fighting. No more fi...Bob, come here Bob. I'm gonna hug him. hug. What are we doing out here. What happened? Man!
Bob: I just wanted to...
Dignan: Uh, I just...
Bob: I was looking forward to seeing you guys, man.
Dignan: Bob, we'd like to have you on the team, if you'll have us.
Act 3: the country club
At the country club. Anthony, Bob, Dignan, Mr. Henry, Applejacks, Kumar, and Rowboat eating lunch.
Mr. Henry: Roberto, let me get something straight. You, you, don't play any tennis?
Mr. Henry: And you don't play any golf? Bob shakes head. So why ,why do you belong to a country club?
Bob: Got me.
Mr. Henry: laughing. You're a piece of work. The food is good?
Bob: laughing. Yeah, you just sign.
Kumar: talking to Dignan. My work is a finger work. Usually, my work is little sound and good touch.
Jackson (waiter): How you doing Bob.
Bob: Hey, Jackson.
Jackson: When your folks be back in town.
Bob: Ah, it's hard to say, Jackson. Last I heard they were in Singapore.
Jackson: Your brother was up here the other day. He said you ran away from home.
Bob: He said what?
Jackson: You ran away from home.
Futureman and Clay enter the country club.
Bob: Ah, Shit.
Jackson: Uh-oh, I'll see you Bob.
Bob: Hi guys. Bob, fancy seeing you here with the rest of the gang.
Futureman: offers hand and introduction. Hi, John Mapplethorpe.
Futureman: Kumar, nice to meet you. John Mapplethorpe.
Futureman: Applejack, nice to meet you. John Mapplethorpe.
Mr. Henry: John, great pleasure to meet you.
Futureman: And your name is?
Bob: Jackson said, you told him I ran away from home, Jack.
Futureman: Yeah, I might have mentioned it. laughing.
Bob: Jack, I'm 26 years old. I didn't run away from home.
Futureman: Oh that's right, you're on that top secret mission. I'm sorry. I forgot I wasn't supposed to say anything. laughing with Clay.
Bob: I just appreciate it if you didn't run around telling everybody lies about me.
Futureman: Okay, I'm sorry. I apologize. I know you have a reputation to uphold. It won't happen again. laughing.
Mr. Henry: Jonathan.
Mr. Henry: gets in Futureman's face. You know Jonathan. The world needs dreamers.
Futureman: Excuse me.
Mr. Henry: No, I don't think so. hmm-hmm. You know, John one day I believe that you're going to wake up and realize you no longer have a brother and you no longer have any friends. And on that day, I'm going to be standing front and center just laughing my fucking head off. laughing. Hey, John. laughing. Hey, John. John tries to brush Mr. Henry away. Mr. Henry puts him in an aikido hold. Hi-ya.
Futureman: Oww! Oww!! God. Ow! Cut it out. I'm just messing around with my brother.
Mr. Henry: We okay here?
Futureman: Ok, ok, ok, ok. Mr. Henry releases hold.
Mr. Henry: Uh, I hope this doesn't offend you Bob, but your brother is a cocksucker.
Bob: I know.
Mr. Henry: Offend you?
Bob: No that didn't offend me.
Mr. Henry: Okay good.
Everyone around the table laughs. Futureman walks away.
Quick scene at Bob's house.
Mr. Henry: singing and playing on Bob's baby grand piano. Well, welcome Bob, got a beautiful house.
Outside Hinckley Cold Storage. Scouting from a hiding place.
Dignan: Hispanic, male, non-smoker enters white van, southwest door. Mark that down.
Anthony: I did.
Dignan: There you go. Drive away just like you always do. sigh, We got it man. We know it backwards and we know it forwards because we've done the legwork, and we've done the research. And know it pays off tomorrow.
Anthony: Just gotta follow through.
Dignan: What are you working on? Anthony hands Dignan a flip-book. Oh, wow....(?) a little drawings where he goes pole-vaulting over the thing. There he goes and there he is. I love it. I love it. You're creative.
Anthony: Tell me something. What do you think of Inez?
Dignan: As a person?
Anthony: Yeah, as a girl.
Dignan: Phoo, I liked her. I thought she was a good person. She was friendly. She was attractive. Uh, I didn't get to know her as well as you did that's the only reason why I even bother to hesitate. That kid, Rocky struck me as kind of a weirdo. He..
Dignan: Oh I mean he said he loved you, and...
Dignan: Yeah, he said he loved you. I mean that was just seem strange...
Anthony: Was he translating? Was he translating for me when he said he loved you.
Dignan: He said he loved you. No, he wasn't translating that's how I understood him, he was talking in English, and I was like "what?, okay, I'll" Anthony runs out. Woah, woah, woah, woah, woah! Anthony, were are you going? He's just a mixed up kid. Anthony, c'mon, you're blowing our cover. Maybe I didn't understand him.
Party at Abe Henry's
Anthony: on the phone. Yeah, hi, I'm calling for a motel. I don't know the area code. I just know the name of the motel.
Other part of the room
Mr. Henry: Listen could I borrow him a minute. I was thinking, uh, you know it might give you a feeling of security, if I went in there with you tomorrow, huh? You know, just, just for backup. Uh, ????
Dignan: No, that's right.
Mr. Henry: Well, I mean it couldn't hurt. Could it?
Dignan: No, It couldn't hurt. But...Well, you gotta' weigh the pros and the cons and you're the one who hit me with that, Mr. Henry.
Mr. Henry: Shoot, go ahead. What are the cons?
Dignan: Cons: If you go in there tomorrow, then it just another score by Abe Henry.
Mr. Henry: That's, that's true.
Anthony: Yeah, could I speak to Inez please? No, she's one of the housekeepers. She works there. She's worked there for a while. Please, don't do this to me, maam.
Receptionist: Look, I'll...let me see what I can do.
Back to conversation.
Dignan: Kumar's laugh can be heard faintly in the background. If it's okay with you, it'll mean a lot to me if you let me try this one alone.
Mr. Henry: Damn, I want to tell you something kid. You have the guts of a damn lion.
Carmen: Ring. Housekeeping.
Anthony: Carmen, how's it going? Yeah, I'm looking for Inez. Have you seen her today. Is she in?
Carmen: Nope, she not here. hangs up.
Rocky: picks up phone. Uh, hey man how, how's it going?
Housekeeper: Ring. Hello.
Anthony: Yeah, hi, I'm looking for Inez. She's one of the housekeepers there. Uh, she is?
Housekeeper: Yeah, she is. Hold on. It's for you. Telephone.
Inez: Thank you. Hello.
Inez: gasp Anthony!
Anthony: Yes!!! She recognizes my voice. No, I'm at a party. Yeah. God, you sound terrific! How are you? That's great. No, I'm great. I'm great especially now that I got you. I've been looking all over for you. I talked to every single person at the hotel today.
Inez: When am I going to see you again?
Anthony: God, your English is really improving, you know that, it's sounds...your fluent now Inez.
Inez: Thank you.
Anthony: So, uh, the word on the street, uh, or should I say the rumor has it that, uh, well, I heard you love me.
Inez: Yes, I do.
Anthony: Yes!!!!!! God, Inez.
Act 3: hinckley cold storage
Roof of Hinckley Cold Storage. Anthony on the lookout.
Anthony: on walkie talkie Bird Dog to Scarecrow. Bird Dog to Scarecrow. Come in.
Dignan: speaking into walkie talkie headphones Go ahead, Bird Dog.
Anthony: I got a visual read on you. You're all clear.
Dignan: Outstanding Bird Dog. Outstanding. Stand by.
A van is seen pulling up to the Hinckley Cold Storage parking lot. Inside the van are Dignan, Kumar, and Applejack.
Dignan: Let's go. Let's go. Kumar, are you ready?
Dignan: Let's get lucky.
They leave the van and enter building.
Dignan: Move! Everybody move. Come on. Let's go! Keep up the intensity, Kumar. Kumar!
Applejack: Come on.
Bob: from the loading dock on walkie talkie. Scarecrow.
Dignan: Come in, Jackknife.
Bob: Is everything all right up there, man?
Dignan: Affirmative, Jackknife. We're approaching the elevator right now on my left. Stand by. Come in, Bird Dog.
Dignan: Move to your second position. Fast!
Anthony: Copy that, I'm moving.
Dignan, Kumar, and Applejack approach an elevator.
Dignan: You guys take the elevator. I'm gonna secure the stairway. Kumar, are you okay?
Dignan: running up one flight of stairs as open freight elevator carries Kumar and Applejack. Dignan speaks into his walkie talkie headphones. I'm heading up the stairway. Everything looks good. I just hit my knee. Testing! Testing! Kumar! Kumar! Kumar!
Kumar: speaking into walkie talkie What, I'm ok.
Dignan: approaches elevator. Stop. Stop. Get it down (door). Go. Let's go. Go. Go. (to Kumar) Where are you goin? Come here. Come here. (to Applejacks). Rendezvous at the check point in six minutes, okay?
Applejack: Checkpoint in six minutes. Gotcha.
Kumar: Who's that man?
Dignan: What do you mean?
Kumar: Who's that man?
Dignan: That's Applejack! Come on!
Switch to Anthony climbing ladder and moving into "second position."
Kumar: Where we are going, man?
Dignan: Right down the corridor here.
Kumar: Are you nervous?
Dignan: Yes, I am nervous.
Kumar: They break into the safe room with crowbar. There it is! Oh boy, that's perfect. That's perfect. Kumar spins the dial. No problem.
Anthony: Hey Jackknife, come in.
Anthony: You know something?
Anthony: I really don't want to do this robbery, you know?
Bob: Man, neither do I. Do you want me to come up there with you?
Dignan: Guys, keep this line clear at all times. C'mon. Any activity, Bird Dog?
Anthony: Negatory. We're all clear.
Dignan: Good, it's supposed to be.
Move to Bob leaving his post.
Anthony: Yeah, I got a pretty spectacular view from up here. I can see the whole city now from the east side all the way to the west side.
The elevator can be heard moving.
Dignan: nervously Anthony, Anthony, the elevator is moving. Who's on the elevator?
Anthony: I don't know.
Dignan: Well, check it! It's moving right now!
Anthony: Anthony goes to the elevator and sees Bob. Bob, what are you doing?
Bob: My walkie-talkie busted. I don't know what's going on.
Anthony: Give it to me. Did you drop it? C'mon Bob.
Bob: No, I didn't drop it.
Anthony: You're supposed to be down on the loading dock.
Bob: You go down there, man. I'm by myself down there.
Anthony and Bob are now running to Dignan's location.
Anthony: Move it Bob.
Dignan: What's happening? What's going on?
Anthony: still running It was Bob. He dropped his walkie-talkie.
Dignan: Who's watching the front door? Get back in position, assholes!
Heated argument ensues. Suddenly, elevator can be heard moving.
Dignan: Applejack. Applejack. Talk to me. What's going on? Applejack. Talk to me.
Bob: Somebody's coming out of there. Look!
Three workers enter.
Anthony: Jesus Christ. Hold it right there guys. Stay right there. Come this way.
Dignan: Freeze! Freeze! Come here. Come here. Up against this wall. Come here. Come here. Up against the wall, move, move, move, move, move, don't move. Move.
Anthony: Right here. Right here.
Dignan: Come here.
Anthony: Look at the ceiling. Just look at the ceiling.
Dignan: Up against the wall. What are you doing here?!
Worker: We work here.
Dignan: You're always at lunch now!
Worker: Not always.
Dignan: Yes, always! OK, let me think. Time? Heyahh!!!!
Anthony: Hold on! Jesus, Dignan.
Applejack: What the hell are you doing here?
Bob: My walkie talkie broke, man.
Dignan: Shh Shh.
Anthony: 2 minutes.
Dignan: Good. OK, put on your masks. Put on your masks.
Applejack: They've already seen our faces Dignan.
Dignan: Don't worry about it. Put on your masks. Dignan enters the safe room. Kumar, we got problems right...What are you doing? What are you doing sitting down? C'mon man.
Kumar: I tried. I could not do it, man...I tried.
Applejack: You can't get it?
Kumar: No I could not do it.
Applejack: C'mon, man.
Back to Anthony, Bob, and Applejack with hostages.
Anthony: Bob would you please put the mask on or turn away?
Bob: Hold it! Who are these guys?I can't get it on. He puts on sunglasses instead.
Anthony: Dignan, c'mon. What's going on? Where's Kumar.
Dignan: Forget it, then. Forget it. Just forget it, man. You can't do it because you never knew how in the first place.
Two more workers enter scene hand trucking boxes.
Dignan: Kumar's totally lost out here. What are you doin here? at new workers
Anthony: Hold it! Who are these guys?
Bob accidentally shoots his gun to the ground. Applejack falls to the floor.
Dignan: Jesus, Bob what the hell, man; Jackknife what is your problem?
Anthony: Hold it! Who are these guys? Applejack! Applejack!
Dignan: Did you shoot him?
Bob: No I didn't shoot him. He must be having a heart attack or something.
Dignan: Drop your smoke. The gang releases smoke bombs. Let's go! Come on! The gang runs around in circles. The worker hostages looked perplexed. Check his pulse. Check his pulse. Get to the elevator!
dragging Applejack. I can't see.
Dignan: A little more.
Bob: I can't believe this! I know I didn't shoot him!
Dignan: Loading Applejack into the elevator. He's got a bum ticker, man! Hang in there, man. Hang in there. Prop him up. Come on. Get him up there. Get up. Come on, man.
Bob: He don't look good.
Suddenly alarms go off in the distance.
Dignan: What's that? Dignan runs back to Anthony who is guarding the hostages.
Anthony: Hold it! Who are these guys? to workers. Stay calm. Stay where you are.
Dignan: Who tripped the alarm, man?!
Anthony: It's the fire alarm!
Dignan: Who tripped the fire alarm?
Anthony: It's because of all this fucking smoke, man.
Dignan: Where's Kumar?
Hands opening freezer door. Kumar inside shivering.
Dignan: We're going down. Let's go!
Kumar: Inside elevator. Man. I blew it. I blew it, man.
Anthony: Kumar, what were you doing in the freezer?
Kumar: I don't know, man. I lose my touch, man.
Dignan: Did you ever have a touch to lose, man? What were you doing in there? Let's go!
Act 3: making their getaway
Outside of Hinckley Cold Storage. Anthony, Kumar, and Dignan head for the getaway van.
Anthony: Come on, wait for Kumar!
Dignan: Come on, Kumar!
Anthony: Hurry up, Kumar.
They try to get into the locked van.
Dignan: Open your door. Open it.
Anthony: I can't. It's locked.
Dignan: Open that door. Move!
Bob: Bob runs outside alone. Hey! Hey! The elevator broke.
Bob: The elevator broke.
Kumar: What happened?
Bob: He's stuck on the second floor, man. Between floors up there.
Dignan: Did he give you the keys? Did he give you the keys?
Bob: Applejack drove.
Kumar: What happened?
Anthony: I don't know.
Kumar: What happened?
Dignan: Instructing team. Run! Run! Run! Run! Run! Go! Go! Go! Kumar and Bob run off.
Anthony: What happened to the plan, man?
Dignan: I don't know. Come on!
Anthony: Okay, I'll meet you at Bob's. Go.
Anthony: I gotta get Applejack.
Dignan: No, you're not. No. No.
Anthony: Yeah, I am.
Dignan: No, I gotta fly solo on this baby.
Anthony: Ok, Dignan...
Dignan: I don't have time to argue with you, now!
Anthony: I don't have time either. Okay, Dignan! Now you get back to Bob's! Just go!
Dignan: Who is in charge here?
Anthony: You are you dumb son of a bitch. Now, please leave!
Dignan: Give me this one. Give me this one.
Anthony: Dignan, you know what's going to happen if you go back there.
Dignan: Phoo. No, I don't. They'll never catch me, man. Cuz I'm fucking innocent. Dignan runs into the buildling. Anthony runs away.
Act 3: "2000 man"
Flash to Bob's empty house. Outside, Mr. Henry is smoking a cigar loading Bob's stolen furniture. Rowboat keeps inventory.
In this scene, the Rolling Stones 2000 Man is the prominent background music.
Back at Hinckley Cold Storage. Dignan loads Applejack into the van.
Dignan: Get in here. Concentrate on your breathing. You gotta get oxygen to your heart. Closes van door. Applejacks locks the door. I haven't got the keys. Unlock the door. Unconscious Applejack is unresponsive.
Two police cars enter the parking lot.
Cop 1: Freeze! Freeze! Don't move.
Cop 2: Put your hands on the car,
Cop 1: Put your hands up, now!
Chase scene into the building with the Stones playing in the background
The police trap Dignan in a freezer.
Cop 1: Drop the gun!
Cop 2: Freeze!
Cop 1: Drop it!
Cop 2: Drop the gun!
Cop 1: Drop the gun!
Three policemen beat Dignan, and haul him off.
Act 3: Visiting Day
Bob and Anthony enter the prison for visitation day. They see Dignan in a white jumpsuit.
Bob: There he is
They go outside and eat lunch.
Dignan: 1 month down. 23 to go. Anyway, I said to the DA that cop who hit me must have given me CRS disease.
Bob: What’s that?
Dignan: That’s just what the DA asked. CRS is a disease where you can’t remember shit.
Anthony: Like amnesia.
Dignan: Right. CRS. Can’t Remember Shit. CRS.
Dignan: Tell Mr. Henry I said that. So is Mr. Henry gonna come by and see me or what?
Anthony: Uh, I don’t think so. He actually robbed Bob’s house.
Dignan: You’re kidding me.
Anthony: No, I’m not.
Dignan: I can’t believe that. I almost robbed that place myself. You think Applejack knew?
Anthony: Uh, we haven’t heard from Applejack since he got out of the hospital. His case got dismissed.
Dignan: What! Why?
Anthony: We’re not sure.
Bob: We think Mr. Henry probably got something to do with it.
Anthony: Well, they take the health problem into account.
Dignan: So what all did he get?
Anthony: Pretty much everything.
Dignan: I bet he got that grand piano.
Bob: He got everything.
Dignan: I bet that grand piano is worth ten grand. I’m sorry, Bob.
Bob: Yeah, but you know, in a strange way, it’s brought me and Future Man closer together. I mean we went out to look for a new piano the other day, and he looks at me and says, “Bob, just because you’re a fuck-up, doesn’t mean your not my brother.” That kind of touched me. You know, he..he doesn’t normally open up like that.
Anthony: Hey, I talked with Inez last night.
Anthony: Gonna be bringing you a care package when she comes up here.
Dignan: No shit?
Dignan: She liked me, huh?
Anthony: Oh yeah.
Dignan: Hang on to that one.
Anthony: OK. You want anything special.
Dignan: No. ...Well (smacks lips) Got something for you guys.
Anthony: Oh yeah?
buckles that I made. There's one for you. One for you. I made a couple more
that I was going to give to, ah, well you know Applejack, Kumar, and Mr. Henry,
but I don’t know, maybe, give it to Inez or...I don’t care. Give it
to…give it to those guys. I don’t have any hard feelings.
Here's a little piece.
Anthony: Ahh, that's for the tip.
Dignan: Pause. Uh, we did it though, didn’t we?
Anthony: Yeah. All laugh. Yeah we did it all right.
Scene cuts to jail entrance. Anthony and Bob are walking with Dignan in a prison line. A fence separates Dignan and the prisoners from Anthony and Bob.
Dignan: Well, thank you for coming.
Anthony: It’s good seeing you.
Dignan: Looking around. Did you bring that grappling hook.
Bob: Grappling hook?
Dignan: Don’t worry about it. I think I may have found a way out of here.
Anthony: You’re kidding
Dignan: No, I’m not.
Dignan: Shhh! Wait for my instructions. When we go through the next gate, you will have 30 seconds to take out the tower guard.
Dignan: 30 seconds. Have the car running at the North West checkpoint. Bob and I are going to scale the barricade.
Bob: No, we’re not.
Dignan: And then we’re going to cut through to no man’s land, and Bob, remember, shield me from the bullets. They won’t shoot civilians. Are you ready?
Bob: Hold on, man.
Anthony: Wait a second, Dignan.
Dignan: Let’s go! Let’s go! Now! Now! Now! Changes tone to playful. Isn’t funny how you used to be in the nuthouse and now I’m in jail.
They all laugh. Dignan walks away into the distance.
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