“Andy and the Revenge Game”
EXT. A BUSY HIGHWAY ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Several cars zip by as commuters jockey for position on the
busy highway. A silver BMW sweeps out into the passing
lane and forges past several cars. We FIND the driver of
the BMW, ANDY CRANDELL, singing and bopping to the music
blasting from the car’s sound system. Andy’s hair is
messed and the dress shirt he wears is unbuttoned. An
expensive black leather briefcase occupies the front
passenger seat. A silk tie is draped over the seat. As
Andy’s car rolls down the highway we SEE several shots of
the city’s landscape including a softball field complex.
Andy’s car crosses over to the right lane and moves down an
exit for downtown Seattle. Andy’s car moves into a parking
spot marked with the corporate name, Apogee, and the number
four. After a few seconds pass Andy emerges from the car.
His hair is now smartly styled, his buttoned dress shirt is
covered with an expertly tailored suit jacket, and his tie
is neatly knotted around his neck. We also note he is of
slight build and a little shorter than the average male.
We SEE Andy’s trendy black leather shoes as he walks around
to the passenger side of his vehicle and removes his
briefcase. Andy walks toward an exit door of the parking
INT. THE APOGEE TECHNOLOGY, INC. CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
BUILDING – A FEW MINUTES LATER
CLOSE SHOT of an elevator door. The door opens and we
watch Andy exit the elevator and walk toward a receptionist
stationed a few steps away from the elevator. He
approaches the receptionist, JENNIFER ADAMS, who is busily
typing on the keyboard of her computer. Sensing someone
approaching but not knowing it is Andy, Jennifer picks up
her head and displays a bright smile. As she recognizes
Andy, her radiant smile quickly turns to a very sullen
expression. She meekly greets Andy.
Good... Good morning, Andy.
That was the quickest change of facial
expression I’ve ever seen. Did I forget to do
No, not at all... sorry.
What’s up, Jen?
Nothing’s wrong... You just surprised me. It’s
early for you.
Not really. And I didn’t ask what was wrong.
I asked what was up.
Do you have a lot of temps you’re trying to
No, it’s not that it’s... it’s Monday, Andy.
I realize that, and Monday’s suck, but there is
something else, yes?
Mr. Burkett wants to see you at nine-thirty.
Okay, that’s no big deal so far.
Andy, it’s not any Monday. It’s the first
Monday of the month.
Jennifer looks down and away. She begins to sniffle and
wipe back a tear.
Oh, wait a minute. Jen! You don’t think I’m
on the first Monday of the month chopping
block, do you?
Jennifer does not reply and continues to look away. Andy
moves so he can see Jennifer’s face and make direct eye
contact with her.
Jen, I’m sure he just wants an update on the
Preeminent Defender... game.
Jennifer chokes back some tears.
Yeah, sure. He said he’d be in your office at
There, voila! You know Preston never begins
axing people until ten o’clock. And he always
does it in his office, right? In fact, Jim and
I always joke about the walk of death down the
hallway and into the subsequent unemployment
Come on, Jen. Don’t worry about it. I know
I’m right on this one. Preeminent Defender is
way too big to have me off of it now. So cheer
up! I’ll tell you how right I was as soon as
the meeting’s over, okay?
Jennifer nods quietly in agreement. As Andy walks down the
hall toward his office, he passes Jim’s office. JIM WEAVER
looks up from the USA Today newspaper he is reading. Jim
calls to Andy.
Hey, Andy! Come on in!
Jim’s POV as Andy pops his head in Jim’s office.
Hey, Jim. I didn’t know you had arrived. I
didn’t see your car in the lot.
Jim picks up a Nerf ball and tosses it to Andy. Andy walks
toward Jim and closer to the falling ball. Andy catches
the ball and nonchalantly tosses it over his shoulder. We
SEE the ball bounce on the rim of a Nerf basketball hoop,
hanging in the corner of the room, and fall through the
net. Andy walks deeper into Jim’s office and they continue
I left it at Deb’s place. We rode in together.
So you two hooked up again after I left? Don’t
forget that office romance stuff can get pretty
We’ll worry about that after the wild sex gets
old, big guy.
Hey, you wimped out kind of early last night.
Your wildness at office parties may be
legendary, but you didn’t prove it last night.
Ah, that’s the very definition of legendary.
Uh, yeah... But it’s not like we win the
league softball championship everyday. We
needed our MVP to hang out and celebrate on
Well, I don’t know about MVP.
Are you kidding? Those plays you made from
deep in the hole at shortstop, not one but
three! They were phenomenal! Without those,
we go down.
Hey, you never know how it would have shaken
out. Who knows, you might have stepped up and
made a big play to win it for us.
Doubtful. I heard some of the guys saying that
this trophy is a big thing to Burkett. One guy
said the reason he hired you was for your
You know, in the interview he asked me about my
baseball skills. I thought it was odd, but now
that you mention it...
Are you kidding?
No. Of course I am. It’s just a corporate
league championship for Christ’s sake.
Even so, my sources tell me he’s pretty pumped
up about it.
Maybe that’s why he wants to see me this
Jim looks incredulously at Andy. Jim quickly gets up and
moves to the Nerf hoop. He retrieves the ball out of the
wastepaper basket situated under the hoop.
He wants to see you today? Should I take my
You might want to. I heard it’s office
No. Hey, but it is the first Monday of the
Oh, come on! Don’t you start! Jen already did
this to me.
But Andy, it’s the first Monday of the month.
Why does he want to see you on the first Monday
of the month?!
I’m guessing it’s about Preeminent Defender.
Oh, man. Don’t ask that!
Yeah, I know, o-o-o, walk of death, yadda,
yadda, yadda. Look, the Defender project is
worth millions. We’ve got an update
presentation to make to the board at the end of
the week. He probably wants to nail it down
I don’t know, Andy. Maybe you better scoot out
of the office for a couple of hours.
Yeah, that would help. Look, no offense, but
you haven’t been here long enough. Believe me
when I tell you, he needs me to see this to
fruition. This project puts us on level
ground, no above, all the other big boys. I’m
not going anywhere, now or later.
You’re right. Besides, there aren’t any other
free agent shortstops out there to replace you.
Hey, thanks. That means a lot to me.
What can I say? I’m in touch with my emotions.
You should work on that.
I’ll put it on my Things that I need to do to
make me a better person list.
Yeah, besides, he can’t get rid of you because
we’re going to be losing our clean up hitter.
Where’s Justin going?
His wife is going to have him out on his ear
when she hears he’s been with the sexy college
No way. The redhead?
Exactly. And I also heard that Gina is seeing
No surprise there.
It explains why Rachel wasn’t interested in me.
If that works for you. Hey, I’m glad I got the
corporate briefing on personnel, but I’ve got
to get to my office and get some things done
before Burkett comes in.
Coming to your office is a first.
He’s probably bringing my MVP trophy so I
better dust off a spot for it.
See you later.
Andy walks out of Jim’s office. As he moves out the door
Jim reaches to take the Nerf hoop down.
INT. ANDY’S OFFICE – LATER THE SAME MORNING
Andy is in his office seated at his desk and working at his
computer. A clock perched on his desk reads: 9:35. A
dialogue window pops up on Andy’s computer screen.
The text in the box reads: He’s on his way. Andy closes the
pop up and begins shuffling some papers on his desk in
preparation for Preston Burkett’s entrance. We SEE PRESTON
BURKETT enter Andy’s office. Andy stands up to greet him.
Good morning, Preston.
Good morning, Andy. Nice work on the
diamond. Can’t wait to see the trophy.
It’s the first time we’ve won the league
Yes, so I hear. Glad I could help.
Preston sits down near Andy’s desk. He casually puts his
feet up on Andy’s desk.
Hey, I’m taking my son to Cooperstown. You
Many times. I grew up close by. Let me know
when you’re going, and I’ll clue you in on some
other great places to see.
Okay, I will.
So I’m guessing that you want to tie up this
presentation we’ve got next week?
Well, no... Andy this is really hard for me.
There’s no easy way to say this. The
corporation is buying out your contract.
I think you’ll find it’s very lucrative.
You are kidding, right?
Andy is dumbfounded. He snaps out of a bewildered trance
and notes Preston’s feet propped up on his desk.
I’m at least going to take the P.D. project to
The buy out is effective immediately.
INTERCUT: Jennifer at her desk as she touches a few buttons
on her telephone. She then places the headset piece from
around her neck to her ears. Through the headset we HEAR
the conversation between Andy and Preston.
This is bullshit, Preston!
Andy’s voice blasts loudly through the headset and we SEE
Jennifer pull the earpiece away from her ears.
BACK TO SCENE
That contract was for my protection!
It’s not a unilateral contract. Either one of
us can enact the negation clause. If you’ll
recall, it’s not a little sum of money you’ll
Really? Refresh my memory. Am I getting as
much as the projections say I stand to make
once we go market?
There’s no guarantee that we’ll get this to
Oh, come on! Do you believe for one second
that we won’t?
I didn’t think so!... Oh, I get it now. How
stupid could I be! My buy out is a pittance
compared to what I’d get after P.D. is
introduced. And you knew it! So who the hell
is getting my share, Preston?! How much do you
stand to make by firing me?
It’s not like that.
Sure. Tell me, did you support me or just go
along with the decision?
Don’t make this any harder for me.
Harder for you? For Christ’s sake, Preston.
Can’t you do better than that?! I’m sure
that’s the standard speech you give everyone!
What’s next the, “Look I really respect you,
you’re a good worker” bullshit too?!
Andy, this doesn’t have to get hostile. Go
home. Take a look at what you’ll be making....
Funny, you don’t look real disappointed.
And get your fuckin’ feet off my desk!
Preston lowers his feet to the floor.
I don’t want to have to call security.
Relax. You’re not going to have to do that.
I’m pissed, but I’m not an idiot!
I’ll have Melissa e-mail you a copy of the
contract. Calm down and take a look at it.
Do I have a choice? Now get your feigned
sincerity out of my office while it’s still
Preston stands up and begins to leave Andy’s office.
Save it, Preston. You don’t want to say
anything I could use against you later.
Preston leaves Andy’s office. We SEE Andy move aimlessly
around his office. After a few seconds he composes himself
and grabs his briefcase. He then collects a few things off
his desk. He opens his briefcase and stuffs some papers
from his desk into the briefcase. He collects a couple of
photographs from the desk. We SEE one photograph of Andy
pictured with his parents and his twin sister. After
packing the photograph into his briefcase, Andy spins around
and searches for anything he can grab to take with him. He
moves to his desk and unlocks a drawer. He pulls out a
small locked box that contains some computer disks. He
places the whole box in his briefcase. After contemplating
this move he removes the box from his briefcase. He unlocks
and opens the box. He searches for one particular disk. He
finds a purple memory stick and pulls it out of the box. He
then grabs a new green memory stick from a pocket in his
briefcase. He places both data storage devices in the
computer. We SEE the computer screen as it prompts him to
select copy data. Andy copies the data and then places the
original back in the box. He performs a few keystrokes to
erase his recent activity from the computer’s memory. He
places the copied data stick in his briefcase. He then
locks the box of disks and places it back in his desk. He
tosses the keys on the desk, grabs his briefcase and suit
coat and walks out of the office.
INTERCUT: JENNIFER’S RECEPTIONIST AREA – SAME TIME
Jennifer stands up, walks away from her desk and moves down
the hall toward a sign displaying a women’s restroom symbol.
BACK TO SCENE
Andy walks past Jim’s office. His door is open but the
office is empty. Andy stomps angrily down the hall.
He walks past Jennifer’s vacated reception area and takes
the elevator down to the parking garage. We PICK UP Andy
sitting in his car slumped over the steering wheel. He sits
up straight and pounds his fist into the steering wheel. He
then starts his car and pulls out of the parking garage.
INT. THE ALLURE BEAUTY SALON – A LITTLE LATER
Andy, looking somewhat disheveled, walks in the salon. He
is greeted by the owner, JOY.
Hey, Andy. Rough power lunch?
You do know you’re early. Your appointment
isn’t until five.
Oh, I know. I had a little free time since I
just got fired, so I thought I’d come by early.
How early am I?
Joy looks up from the appointment book she has been
Fired. That’s a good one.
Joy reads Andy’s face and realizes he is serious.
Oh, my. You’re not kidding, are you?
Are you okay?
Yeah, I’m mostly just pissed off.
I really want to talk to you, but I’m in the
middle of a color right now. Can you hang on
for a few minutes?
Yeah, I’m fine. I just thought I’d stop by a
little early, that’s all.
Well, if you want your hair cut now I can have
Pamela do it. Then I’ll have some time to
Sure, why not.
Hey, it seems like you don’t really have a
reason to keep your hair short now. Why don’t
you get a little wild and let it grow?
Andy rubs his eyes and shakes his head.
Sorry. That wasn’t very empathetic. Let me
introduce you to Pam. But you have to promise
to go easy on her.
She’s new here, and a little different.
Yeah. You probably wouldn’t know it if I
didn’t tell you. She’s a pre-op transsexual.
Okay, can my day get a weirder?
She’s really great, and gorgeous. Like I said,
you’d have no clue unless I told you. Just be
Sure, why wouldn’t I be?
Your first comment didn’t help. Come back with
me and I’ll introduce you.
Andy and Joy walk to the back of the salon. We SEE Pam
arranging some beauty products on a counter. She is
beautiful. The only hint that she might have been born a
male is that she is slightly taller than most women. Joy
leads Andy up to Pam.
Pam, this is Andy. Andy, please meet Pam.
Hi, nice to meet you.
Hi there, Andy. How can I help?
I usually cut Andy, but I was wondering if you
could. I‘ve got to get back to my color before
she turns eggplant purple.
Sure. Have a seat, Andy.
I told him he should let it go, but Mr.
Corporate needs it clean and crisp.
Andy stares down Joy.
Sorry. We’ll talk later. Maybe dinner?
Don’t let it get you too down.
Joy walks out of the room as Andy sits in Pam’s cutting
What did she mean by that?
Pam drapes an apron around Andy.
I apologize. I didn’t mean to pry. I just
thought she meant to not let her cooking get
Oh, no. And you weren’t prying. I didn’t mean
to sound so curt. It’s just that it hasn’t
been the best of days for me.
Want to talk about it?
Pam picks up a pair of scissors.
I just got fired.
I guess relatively speaking, it’s not that bad.
It’s not like I’m going to be destitute. I’ll
make a nice chunk of change.
I’m not sure I follow.
My contract was bought out.
As Pam listens to Andy she studies his face. Pam looks into
Andy’s eyes, then at his hair.
What do you do?
I’m a software developer. Well, I was.
I think you still are. It sounds like you just
don’t work for the same company anymore.
What do you want to do with your hair?
Oh, sorry. I’m used to Joy just doing the same
Same old thing. That sounds boring. Why don’t
you treat this as a new beginning? You’ve got
great hair. I think it would look great
longer. Why not let it grow a little? Be a
Why not. It’s not like I have to fit any
corporate mold right now.
Exactly. I’ll just clip off a couple of ends
then we’ll wait and see how it grows.
Then I’ll take care of your brows.
You’re going for a fresh, new look, right? You
don’t want a uni-brow bringing your look down.
I’ll just clean them up for you.
Pam begins to brush Andy’s hair.
I can give you a nice, high, Cindy Crawford
Andy squirms in his chair.
Relax. I’m kidding. I only do that for my
drag queen friends.
Andy chuckles then relaxes.
Just to be upfront – Joy told me and I’m okay
What?! That bitch! She’s got no right! I’m
going to kick her ass!
No, no... it’s okay, really.
I’m kidding. Can you picture me kicking
Well, that depends.
I’m not risking wrecking this face, honey.
Pam and Andy laugh and Pam continues to prep Andy’s hair by
wetting it down with a spray bottle of water. We then SEE
them AD LIB talking and smiling while Pam gives Andy a
facial and waxes his eyebrows.
EXT. NEAR ANDY’S HOUSING COMPLEX – THE SAME DAY - LATE
Andy drives past a housing development. We SEE a few of the
stately homes of the affluent community. As Andy drives by
one of the homes he passes a moving van and a small sports
car parked behind it. A pretty woman, KRISTEN COOPER, pops
out from the moving van. Andy’s POV as he sees Kristen make
her way up the walkway to the home. She carries a box
overflowing with picture frames.
Wow. She’s gorgeous. Maybe she could use a
Andy pulls over in front of the moving van.
Now the only problem is how to introduce
myself. Let’s see... How about, Hi, I’m Andy
and I’m unemployed. Yeah, that will work.
(makes an L shape on his forehead)
Up goes her big loser radar.
Andy looks in his rear view mirror and we SEE Kristen
struggling with the box as a piece of paper floats out of
it. As Kristen begins to chase after the paper she notices
Shit. She saw me. I can’t just pull away
now. Oh well, here we go!
Andy steps out of the car and walks toward Kristen who has
set the box down on the ground. She chases the piece of
paper floating in Andy’s direction. A puff of wind pushes
the paper closer to Andy, and we SEE him bend down and scoop
it off the ground. We HEAR Kristen speak to Andy.
Thank you so much.
You’re very welcome.
Andy looks at the paper before handing it back to Kristen.
Wow. A master’s degree in psychology! You
must be unpretentious. Most people have those
framed and show them off on a wall to impress
everyone but you decided to let it blow away.
Actually, I did have it in a frame but it
broke during the trip, so I threw it out.
Yes, I saw it fly out of the box.
No, I meant the frame.
I know. I’ll have to get you a new one as a
welcome to the neighborhood gift. You are
moving in, yes?
No, I was heisting the real owner’s belongings
but now you’ve caught me.
Really? I guess I could be your partner in
crime and give you a hand.
Certainly, but we split the take fifty-fifty.
Kristen and Andy exchange smiles.
Sixty-forty. I found it.
Deal. Seriously, I’d be happy to help. This
doesn’t look like a fun job for one person.
I’m not sure it would be fun even with twenty
people pitching in.
True. But I’m a masochist. No, really I’m
Andy extends his hand to Kristen.
(shaking Andy’s hand)
Hi, Andy. I’m Kristen. Nice to meet you.
Andy and Kristen prolong their handshake and exchange looks
that indicates there is an initial attraction between them.
Their hands separate and Andy picks up the box.
Where shall I put this?
Come on up the walk and inside, and I’ll show
Andy and Kristen walk toward the house.
Do you live in this development?
No, I was just looking for someone who needed
help moving, large heavy objects.
You found the right place.
I live in the brick Tudor a little ways down
Well, Mr. Andy – I’ll be happy to buy you
dinner for your trouble.
One box and I get dinner?
I was thinking more like the twenty or so that
are in the van. They’re not very heavy.
You have a deal.
Great. Thank you. Let me take this box inside
and I’ll meet you at the van.
We SEE several shots of Andy and Kristen carrying boxes into
the house. We SEE them carry one big box together. Their
mutual attraction makes the job enjoyable as they exchange
smiles and AD LIB conversation.
INT. KRISTEN’S HOUSE – A LITTLE LATER
Several boxes are scattered around the front living area of
That’s all there is for now. The next truck
won’t be here until tomorrow, but I have movers
hired for that so you’re off the hook. Are you
still up for dinner?
Sure. But given the state of your house, I
should cook for you.
I could go for a pizza.
Never in my life have I turned down pizza...
I’ll buy, you fly?
Sure. There’s a place not too far from here
that has the closest thing to New York pizza
I’ve found, if that’s okay with you.
You’re from back east?
Upstate, New York.
I’m from Connecticut. A bedroom community for
the City, really.
Ah, so you know what I mean when I say New York
Absolutely. People say it’s not the same out
here. Something to do with the water.
That’s the excuse I always hear although I’m
not sure I buy it.
Me either. Anyway, how about you bring it back
here? I can scrounge up some plates.
Sure. How about a nice bottle of wine too?
I’ll get cleaned up and make the delivery in
about an hour, okay?
Great. See you then.
Andy happily walks away from Kristen’s house. Kristen’s
POV. She notices Andy’s rear as she watches him walk away.
Kristen smiles admiringly then she moves to a box labeled
towels and pulls out a large bath towel.
INT. KRISTEN’S HOUSE – ESTABLISHING – A LITTLE LATER
Andy and Kristen are seated on the floor in a room of the
house. In the b.g. in another room several boxes scattered
about. We SEE Andy and Kristen each finishing a slice a
pizza. Next to their plates rest two full glasses of wine.
Andy and Kristen exchange smiles as they continue to enjoy
their pizza and conversation.
You haven’t told me what brought you to the
Work primarily. But I also needed a change
of scenery, a restart on life I guess.
What was so bad back east?
Kristen looks down then takes a sip of her wine.
We started out well but....
You don’t have to talk about it.
I don’t mind.
Life. Careers. We were both moving fast down
our own roads. I had long hours, so did she.
We eventually realized we didn’t need each
other. I’m not talking about being totally
dependent on each other, but marriage should
involve having a desire to come home and share
life together, talk about work when necessary,
but be able to forget it and talk about more
meaningful things. A couple should know each
other intimately. They should know each
other’s passions. We never really did. We
just became machines that interacted well
together but without any zest. I needed more
zeal. In the end, we stopped laughing and
started finding faults... Sorry, I didn’t mean
Kristen stares knowingly at Andy. She sits upright and
ceases her gaze.
You weren’t babbling. Most people can’t delve
deep enough to understand what they are truly
looking for in a relationship. It sounds like
you’ve figured that out.
Your turn. How did you end up out here?
Well, I’ve always wanted to see new places.
I’ve always been adventurous in that respect.
Sometimes I fantasize about sailing off to an
exotic beach and leaving everything behind.
Antigua? Why there?
It’s beautiful. It’s a great place to kick
back and enjoy... to get lost. Have you ever
I’m sorry. I interrupted.
I was about to say that I’d seen enough of
the northeast, so when this job opportunity
came up I took it.
I took a position on a new investigative team
Are you a television reporter?
No. Along with the master’s degree in
psychology I have a degree in criminal
Are you telling me you’re a cop, I mean
a police officer?
I’m an investigator. The team I’ve been
assigned to is a relatively new branch of the
FBI. It’s a new team that investigates
Corruption? Like Enron and Worldcom?
Yes, corruption. That covers it.
FBI. Wow! I never would have guessed with a
thousand chances. So this is a good
I hope. Believe it or not it’s still hard for
a woman to crack the old boy’s network.
No offense. When this opportunity came up I
reasoned if I want to move up I better be
willing to move, so I decided to go for it.
I’ve just been appointed to be second in charge
of our unit.
Yes, except apparently I’ve ruffled a few
feathers of some of the more senior
investigators who were looked over. What they
don’t understand is while they may have the
seniority, they are all old school. I’ve not
only worked hard on the job, but I also have my
degrees including a dual major in business.
The courses I’ve completed were intensive and
comprehensive. That gives me an edge over some
of the older investigators who aren’t willing
to bring themselves up to speed with the real
world... Now I feel like I should apologize
Not at all. The corporate world certainly
moves lightning fast. You either keep up or
Oh, shit. Now she’s going to ask me about my
It sounds like you know a little about
Andy feels the pager on his side.
I’m sorry but my phone is vibrating and it’s
distracting me. I should have turned it off,
but I wasn’t expecting any calls.
Oh, that’s okay. Go ahead and see who it is.
If you’re finished I’m just going to pick up
these plates and get us some more wine.
Kristen stands up and begins picking up her plate. Andy
checks his cell phone.
Kristen takes the plates and glasses away and moves to a
table where the bottle of wine rests. Andy checks the
message displayed on his phone. We read the message with
Andy. It reads: I’m cooking, where are you? Andy slaps his
forehead as he remembers his dinner plans with Joy.
Oh, man... Shoot.
No, I just forgot to do something. I’ll fix it
Kristen brings over the refilled glasses of wine.
Good pizza too.
I’ve had this pizza several times, but it’s
never tasted this good. I think the company
makes all the difference.
Andy and Kristen smile, clink their glasses together, and
take a sip of their wine.
INT. THE LAW OFFICE OF EMERSON AND STOWE – DAY
Andy is seated at a small conference table with his
lawyer, STEVEN EMERSON. Steven leafs through a copy of
Andy’s employment contract with Apogee, Inc.
I’m sorry to say, Andy, that Burkett is right.
It’s a bilateral agreement.
Why the hell did we agree to that?
We wouldn’t have if I had known the
implications of the product you’re developing.
This thing has been under the tightest secrecy.
No one has a clue what we’re, excuse me, what
they’re about to unveil. Silly me for being so
true to the company that I didn’t even tell my
In this case, yes. Confidentiality does still
I know, and I trust you. It’s just I never
figured this would happen.
You were too close to it. That’s precisely why
you should have told me. My advice at this
point is to take the buy out. Six figures
Do you know how much I could have made?
Assuming this goes to market.
Oh, it will.
Andy, I know you’re in the game business, but
if you treat this as a game you need to get
retribution on, it’s going to tear you apart
from the inside out, and you’ll become a very
bitter person. It’s not a get even thing.
Unfortunately, it’s business.
Yes, but what about the principle....
It’s business, Andy. However, I may be missing
something here, but I’m guessing once this
project is announced Wall Street will have a
field day with it and a lot of people will jump
on the stock, driving it up.
Hmmm... Yes, maybe.
You could make a nice little sum by investing
your buy out back into the company’s stock.
Andy quietly contemplates Steven’s last comment.
INT. A TRENDY CAFÉ IN THE BUSINESS DISTRICT OF SEATTLE – DAY
Andy is seated at a table, his half eaten lunch sits in
front of him. Andy washes down a bite of his food with a
long gulp of a beer. Jim Weaver enters the café. Jim
scouts the tables in search of Andy. He spots Andy and
walks over to him.
Hey, I thought I might find you here.
Hey, Jimbo! How you doin’?
Jim sits at Andy’s table.
I’m fine. How about you?
I’m great, just great.
Andy’s a little too animated and appears a little drunk.
Andy grabs Jim around the neck and pulls him so close their
noses almost touch. They separate before Jim continues.
I’ve been trying to get in touch with you.
I know, and I appreciate that. I apologize. I
should have returned your calls... Hey, can
you believe I got the walk of death? How
Well, technically since he came to you, you
didn’t get to take the official walk. You
know, since Burkett changed his pattern of
firing people everyone is paranoid when they
hear he’s coming into their office.
Andy and Jim reflect quietly for a moment, then they both
Andy, really, are you okay?
Yeah, I am. Hey how’s this for irony. The one
time in my life I’m unemployed; I meet a
fantastic woman I’m flipping over.
Yeah, but I’ve got a better story to tell you
first. Let me get you a beer and I’ll
tell you a very interesting tale. You got a
few minutes? I know I do.
Andy grabs the attention of a WAITRESS. He picks up his
beer bottle and puts up two fingers. The waitress
acknowledges him with a nod of her head. In the b.g. at a
table within earshot we SEE a man reading the Wall Street
Journal. We also SEE some Halloween decorations displayed
in the café.
Jim, we live in a very precarious technological
age. How would you feel if I told you Apogee,
thanks to me mostly, could read all the
encryption codes in cyberspace?
You mean like all the secure transactions?
That and more. I mean I could gleam all your
banking and personal info from you. How would
Violated. And not very safe. Worried about my
The man reading the Wall Street Journal tilts his head and
attempts to listen in on Jim and Andy’s conversation. The
waitress brings over two beers to Jim and Andy’s table.
Here you are.
You’re welcome. Let me know if you need
The waitress walks away and approaches the table where the
man with the Wall Street Journal is sitting. Andy pours
Jim’s beer. He then finishes the remainder of the beer he
had before Jim arrived then continues on to the bottle the
waitress just delivered. He then picks up his conversation
And what do you think that would do to all the
companies who design “secure systems”?
Bankrupt them. Or at least put them in a big
hole until they could catch up with the
Jim, listen well and do not ever repeat any of
what I’m about to tell you, okay?
Preeminent Defender. It’s not a new action
adventure game. That was just a cover. I
shouldn’t tell you this, but screw them.
They’re the ones that fucked me. What we’ve
really created is a program that’s an
encryption decoder. Then on the back of that
we’ve developed a new encryption method that
everyone will need once we expose how
relatively easily we can penetrate the old
encoding system. The project also allows for
instantaneous currency exchange and discreet
money transfers into untraceable accounts.
Wow. That’s going to turn the whole industry
on it’s ear.
But won’t that actually help criminals launder
Every advancement has it’s downside for those
who care to abuse it. The big part is the
Who else knows about it?
Only a couple of people. But no one knows the
complete program as intimately as me.
Christ, Andy. Are you safe?
This is the kind of thing that a guy would get
a bullet in the back of the head for in a spy
Perhaps you’ve been reading too many. The
bottom line here is when the company announces
this breakthrough, their stock will skyrocket.
Be ready to invest. I’ll keep you posted.
In the b.g. the man with the Wall Street Journal listens
intently while trying not to be too conspicuous.
But how will you know since you’re no longer
I spearheaded the project. I have a good time
line for the completion. Of course it will
take them longer without me.
Can I let anyone else in on the stock?
Not about the project, it’s imperative you
don’t say a word about that. But you can have
them ready to invest.
Aren’t we flirting with insider trading?
It’s not illegal to invest in the company you
work for. The trouble comes when you dump it
before the price falls.
Why would it drop?
It wouldn’t. There’s no reason for it.
Jim looks at his watch.
I’ve got to run.
Okay. Go ahead. I have to make a phone call
anyway. I’ll be in touch.
Jim stands up from the table.
Okay. Hey just because softball season is over
doesn’t mean we still can’t go out for a few
All right. See you soon.
Jim walks away and exits the café. As he walks by the man
with the paper we SEE the man bury his head in the paper,
trying not to be seen. Andy pulls out a couple of twenty
dollar bills and places them on the table. He then gets up
and walks out of the café too. We FOLLOW Andy out to the
street where he takes out his cell phone and places a call.
Back inside the café we the man with the paper walks up to
MAN WITH THE PAPER
(to the bartender)
Excuse me. Do you happen to know what company
those two guys who just left work for?
I think at least one of them is with Apogee.
MAN WITH THE PAPER
Thanks. Could I borrow a pen?
The bartender hands the man a pen. The man writes Apogee on
the border of the stock prices page. He then moves to hand
the pen back to the bartender but the bartender has already
moved to the other end of the bar, so he places the pen on
MAN WITH THE PAPER
The bartender nods in acknowledgement. The man places the
paper under his arm and walks out of the café. Outside on
the street the man walks past Andy who has stopped and
propped himself against a building. As Andy talks on his
cell phone, we SEE several shots of the city street
including pedestrians passing by and a few storefronts. A
cab drives by displaying an advertisement for a costume
store specializing in Halloween costumes. Andy converses on
Joy? Didn’t anyone tell you I was on the line?
I’ve been on hold for five minutes.
INTERCUT: Joy, at her salon, speaks on the phone to Andy.
Oh, so I guess it’s okay for me to wait for
you, but you shouldn’t have to wait for me?
I’m really sorry about the other night. Did we
actually confirm dinner?
Confirm dinner? It wasn’t a business
appointment, Andy. But yes, you said you would
be at my place by seven.
Sorry. How can I make it up to you?
You owe me big time. I spent two hours trying
a new recipe I pulled from Bon Appetite.
I bet it was good... Tell me, how can I make
it up to you?
Yes, let me know.
JOY displays a devilish grin.
Come to my Halloween party.
Yes. It’s Saturday night.
That doesn’t leave me much time to get a
I’ve got that covered. Just come by on Friday
around seven, and we’ll try it on for size.
You want to clue me in on what it is?
Not even a hint? Is there a theme?
We SEE Joy smiling and Pam standing next to her.
No, but you’ll be a famous singer.
Pam and I will be part of a trio with you.
Oh, like a Tony Orlando and Dawn thing?
Joy struggles to contain her laughter.
Yes, something like that.
Sounds relatively harmless. Okay, I’m in. See
Joy hangs up the telephone. She giggles as Pam interrupts
Don’t you think you should have been a little
more honest with him?
Oh, he owes me. Besides, he’ll be fine with
it. It’s just a little party for my friends
If you say so.
INT. AN FBI CONFERENCE ROOM – THE NEXT MORNING
The special investigative team is seated around a conference
table. Most of members are older, appearing to be between
forty and sixty. Kristen is seated at the far corner of the
table. She is the only female in the room. Her relatively
young age also separates her from the rest of the group.
SEVERAL SHOTS of the team, the papers in front of each
member, and a PowerPoint screen positioned near the head of
the table. The supervisor of the team, GREG WEATHERS,
addresses the group as he turns off the PowerPoint
Our last briefing is in front of you. You’ll
see that we’ve targeted an offshore gambling
site. Normally this would be out of our
jurisdiction, but we’ve been given the case
because we suspect a high influx of money
coming from a bank here in Seattle. At this
time I just need everyone prepped on this file.
After some more of our initial surveillance
information comes back, we’ll have a direction
to proceed... Okay folks, that wraps it up.
Look over the hard copies I’ve given you.
Unless something crops up we all have the
weekend off. Enjoy.
The members of the team stand up. A few form little
clusters and talk with each other. Without speaking to
anyone, Kristen stands up and walks out of the room, pausing
only to nod to Greg who notices her exiting.
INT. KRISTEN’S HOUSE – LATER THE SAME DAY
Kristen’s house is now fully decorated. A few flattened
cardboard boxes lying in a corner serve as the only evidence
that she recently moved in. Kristen picks up a telephone
and dials a number.
INTERCUT: Andy’s living room. Andy sits at a desk and types
on a computer keyboard. His open briefcase sits on a table
next to him. We SEE the computer screen and we determine
that Andy is in the middle of writing a computer program.
The telephone rings but Andy ignores it and continues
writing computer code. He pauses and looks in his briefcase
for the data he copied at his office the day he was fired.
As he pulls out the green memory stick we HEAR Andy’s
answering machine beep. We then HEAR Kristen’s voice
leaving a message.
Hi, Andy. It’s Kristen. I just called to say
Andy jumps up and quickly scrambles to answer the telephone.
Hi, Kristen. What a nice surprise.
Hi. Were you expecting someone else?
No. I was just working and trying to screen
out useless calls.
I feel privileged I’m on the accept call list.
You’re at the top.
Thanks, but if you’re busy you can call me back
No, I’m glad you called.
Andy sits down on a couch and makes himself comfortable.
I was wondering if you know of any good places
to work out? I usually work out at the office
gym, but I want to stay as far away from there
as possible tonight.
Did you have a bad day?
No, it’s just been a long week and I want to
distance myself from work for the weekend.
We SEE Andy pull on his right earlobe.
I see. Well, I usually work out at the office
gym too... Say, it’s still a great day out.
Are you up for a run? There’s a great loop
around the area I can show you.
That’s sounds nice.
Great. How soon do you want to go?
How soon can you be ready?
Okay. We’ll start at your place. See you in a
EXT. A PARK NEAR ANDY AND KRISTEN’S HOUSE – LATE AFTERNOON –
We SEE Andy and Kristen jogging.
This is a great place to run.
Yeah, it’s nice to have a park so close. I get
tired of being stuck in the gym.
The worst is waiting for people who monopolize
the equipment by doing a set then sitting at
the machine for five minutes before doing
Exactly. I don’t get people that do that.
They should get up and let someone else in. I
like to work in stations and keep moving.
That’s why I can’t stand to work out when it’s
That’s what’s nice about the office gym. It’s
never very crowded.
The walkway Andy and Kristen run on splits with one path
leading to the right and the other continuing straight.
Okay, if we go right that will loop us around
and make it about a ten k. trip. If we go
straight, it will take us back quicker and it
will be about two and a half miles.
Let’s go the distance.
(smiling at Kristen)
Fine with me.
Andy and Kristen veer off to the right. SEVERAL SHOTS of
the surrounding area as they continue their run. We SEE
Andy and Kristen complete their run in front of Kristen’s
You know we ran right by the back of my place,
and I forgot to show it to you.
Maybe another time.
Thanks for the run. Do you have any plans for
No... But I promised a friend I’d stop by. I
blew her off the other night.
Kristen is disappointed with Andy’s mention of another
Oh, I see....
No, it’s not like that at all. I didn’t mean
it like that. We’re just friends. She cuts my
hair. Tell you what, if you’re okay with a
late dinner, I’d love to take you out.
How late are we talking? I need to compensate
my grumbling stomach for taking it out on this
Eightish? I know a great Japanese place where
they cut, dice, chop, julienne and cook
everything right at your table.
I guess I can wait for that.
Andy gives Kristen a kiss on her cheek. He then looks into
Kristen’s eyes. Kristen smiles and returns the flirtatious
look. Andy then turns and quickly walks away.
See you later.
INT. THE ALLURE SALON – LATER – EARLY EVENING
Andy and Joy are standing at the front desk of the salon.
So are you through keeping me in suspense?
We’re going as Diva’s. Pam’s going as Madonna
and I’m going as Shania.
Let’s see... that means I must be Steven
Then I’ll settle for Jagger.
I said Diva’s, Andy.
Cher? I don’t think so!
Oh, come on! Lighten up. It’ll be fun. It’s
a Halloween party. Everyone will be dressed
up. Pam is an expert with makeup. She’ll take
care of that for you.
Dare I ask what the outfit looks like?
It’s not too bad. I think I got the right
sizes for you. I borrowed it from a friend of
mine. I just hope the boots fit. They’re
nines. You’ve got a small foot, so I think
they’ll work. The skirt isn’t too short and
with fishnets, you probably won’t have to shave
Oh, that’s nice.
Unless of course you want to go all out and win
first prize. Come on, let’s try it on.
Yes. I need to make sure it fits you.
Okay, but I’ve got a dinner date in a half
Really? No problem. I won’t do any makeup
then. Pam will take care of that tomorrow.
Come on in the back and try it on, babe.
Andy and Joy move into another room. Joy then ushers Andy
into a smaller room.
It’s all in there. Let me know if you need any
Andy walks into the room.
(loudly back to Joy)
I can’t believe I’m doing this.
Joy stands outside the room. Andy and Joy speak to each
other through the door separating the two rooms.
Oh, what’s the big deal? It’s not like you’re
going to know anyone, well maybe a couple.
It’s just some of my friends and clients. And
it’s going to be right here, upstairs. I’ve
got it all decorated. I’ve got some great
caterers too. It’ll be fun! Bring your dinner
date if you want.
I don’t think so.
Let me know if you need a hand in there.
Joy tidies up a counter while she waits for Andy to change.
A clock on the walls reads: 7:30. We SEE a few photographs
of beautiful hair models hanging on the wall of one room of
the salon. Joy calls to Andy.
How you doing? Do the boots fit?
Andy steps out of the room but we only SEE his back which is
covered by a leather coat adorned with silver chains. We
SEE Joy’s excited reaction.
Oh my god! You look awesome! With the wig,
makeup, and some cleavage you’re going to be
the belle of the ball!
(voice impression of Cher)
Oh, do you really think so, honey?
Wow! That’s great!
Okay. You’ve had your fun. Can I go now?
Joy giggles as we SEE only the back of Andy as he returns to
the room to change. We SEE Andy’s foot, encased in high
heeled thigh high black leather boots, catch on the
doorframe as he moves back into the room. Joy notices this
and comments loudly to Andy.
If I was you I’d take those boots home and
practice walking in them. You’ll need to point
your toes out a little and take small steps.
(from the other room)
I hope you know this gets me more than even!
INT. A JAPANESE RESTAURANT – A LITTLE LATER
A chef tosses vegetables in the air and cuts them as they
fall. The chef continues to chop a few other items as he
cooks some of the ingredients on the grill in front of Andy
This chef is amazing.
I wonder if he trained at a culinary or knife
I heard he was a knife thrower for a traveling
circus, but then an unfortunate incident forced
him to change careers. He blamed the mishap on
a loss of balance due to an inner ear infection
which threw off his aim.
Wow. I don’t remember reading about that.
Yeah, well you wouldn’t have. They kept it out
of the newspapers... So, do you have any plans
for the weekend?
I’m going down to Eugene to visit my sister.
Oh, that’s nice. The friend I saw earlier,
Joy, she’s having a Halloween party.
We SEE Andy tug on his right earlobe.
I thought maybe if you weren’t busy...
That sounds like fun.
Andy looks surprised at Kristen’s response, afraid that she
might want to go.
But I promised my sister I’d visit.
That’s okay. It’s more important to see her.
Make sure you take some pictures.
The chef mixes the vegetables and meat he’s prepared on the
grill. Behind the chef Andy and Kristen both SEE two men at
another seating holding hands. Kristen comments on the gay
Does that bother you?
No. Was I staring?
No, I was just curious.
How about you?
Does it bother me? No. Besides, it’s not like
it’s a matter of choice. We’re all prewired.
And the psychology degree rears its head.
It did sound a little analytical. So how do
feel about it?
Excuse me, I feel... I feel that since we only
go around once in life, we shouldn’t succumb to
other people’s bigotry. If one is lucky enough
to find a loving, caring person to trust and
confide in, to share life with, who am I to
tell that person who he or she can love?
Andy sits back pensively, digesting Kristen’s comments. He
then takes a small bite of the food in front of him.
Kristen takes a bite of her dinner. They continue to peck
at their food as their conversation continues.
What about all the Bible’s rules?
Wow. We’re going kind of deep here now. Okay,
here’s what I think. First of all, no one
knows the Bible is real. Even if it is, how do
we know some scribe didn’t throw in an
embellishment or two along the way? And how do
we know that the language has been interpreted
correctly? We have enough trouble deciphering
the intent of the wording of the Constitution
and that’s only a couple of hundred years old.
So for all we know some of the writings have
been mixed up, like how people mix up the
message in the telephone game so that the end
message is completely different than the
Yeah, I guess so. The bottom line for me is
being a Christian means treating all people
with respect, dignity, and acceptance. You
don’t get to pick and choose. That’s what I
look for in a person. Who they love is
That’s a great philosophy. I wish everyone
could live that way.
(sarcastically at first)
They don’t? If we did it might lead to a
little less violence.
And acceptance. I’ve seen too many people turn
on loved ones.
What do you mean?
I mean, it’s crazy to me for example that
perhaps the family of one or both of those guys
might not accept him because of his choice.
How do you stop loving someone because of that?
I don’t know. But it sounds like you’ve
My sister is gay... which explains why she’s
such a good baseball player.
Kristen looks surprised.
I’m kidding... about the baseball part, anyway.
EXT. A HIGHWAY IN WASHINGTON – THE NEXT DAY
We SEE a road sign showing interstate highway number five
with Salem and Eugene written underneath it. We PICK UP a
black SUV speeding in the passing lane. We SEE Kristen
behind the wheel of the SUV. She sings along to the music
playing on the vehicle’s stereo. The SUV moves down the road
and out of site.
EXT. / INT. THE ALLURE SALON – LATER THAT NIGHT
We MOVE inside the salon to the second floor to the
Halloween party. We SEE Pam dressed as an eighties style
Madonna. We SEE Joy dressed as Shania Twain. Next to Joy
we SEE Andy’s black leather jacket sleeve. We HEAR an older
woman, dressed as an EGYPTIAN PRINCESS, talk loudly to Joy.
Oh my, Joy. You ladies look great! Let me get
The Egyptian Princess looks through the view finder of
Cher, honey, I need you to turn to me and move
away from Shania a little.
We HEAR Andy speak to Joy.
That’s the second time in the last five minutes
I’ve been called a lady.
Joy laughs and smiles for the photo. We HEAR the Egyptian
Smile everyone. Look at me, Cher.
Pam and Joy smile for the camera. We then SEE Andy look up
at the camera. With makeup, and long wig, Andy looks very
convincing as Cher. We PAN back and we SEE Andy is wearing
thigh high leather boots, fishnet stockings and a black
leather skirt, similar to one of Cher’s earlier looks. Pam,
Joy, and Andy pose for the photo as the flash goes off. We
HEAR the Egyptian Princess.
I’ve got news for you, Andy. That woman had no
idea that you’re a guy. In fact, I’d bet half
the people here have no clue.
The second floor of the salon is one big open space. We SEE
SEVERAL SHOTS of the low lit room, its decorations, a table
of food, and a bartender pouring drinks. We SEE several
people dressed in various costumes.
We SEE a bride and groom, a woman dressed as Sheena, and
some other people dressed as: Batman, Laurel and Hardy, a
doctor, a nurse, a beauty queen, a biker, and Dorothy
holding a fake Toto. A few others wear Mardi-Gras type
Well, with the lights and alcohol....
Yeah, right. Dorothy thought she was back in
Oz when I told her. But if I was you I’d watch
out for the sailor across the room. He’s eying
someone’s chest and it’s not mine!
We SEE Andy’s realistic cleavage and small breasts. Andy
tries to pull the top of the costume up to cover his chest.
SEVERAL SHOTS of the partygoers including an older man
dressed as a sailor glancing at Andy and Joy.
Then again, the woman dressed as Sheena is
checking you out too.
How did I agree to this?
It’s not east being ogled, is it?
Well, given the context....
We HEAR Shania Twain’s, I Feel Like A Woman pour through the
sound system. We SEE two younger, good looking men, one
dressed as a CONSTRUCTION WORKER and the other as a DOCTOR,
walk up to Joy and Andy.
I believe we have an appointment to dance.
Who are you asking?
It looks like a perfect match, two and two.
(impersonating Cher’s voice)
Oh, thanks honey, but I really can’t.
Sure we can! It’s my song!
Joy pushes Andy toward the doctor, causing him to stumble
into the doctor’s arms. The doctor steadies Andy. Joy
walks over to the construction worker, then beckons Andy.
We SEE Andy, his feet frozen to the floor.
Come on, Andrea!
Andy smiles reluctantly and then walks out to dance with the
doctor, Joy, and the construction worker. As they dance,
Andy tries his best to move like a woman. Some of the other
partygoers join them on the dance floor.
INT. ANDY’S BEDROOM – THE NEXT MORNING
The boots Andy wore the previous night lie at the end of the
bed. We SEE Andy’s feet, still encased in the fishnet
stockings, on his bed. We MOVE and FIND two breast forms on
his bed. We SEE Andy passed out in bed. He is still wearing
some of his costume. The rumpled bed covers conceals his
thighs and midsection. We HEAR a telephone ring. We SEE a
clock indicating ten a.m. The phone rings a few times and
Andy slowly wakes up. He turns over and reaches for the
ringing cordless telephone. We SEE his hand, with long
fake, red fingernails pick up the telephone.
Andy snaps out of his semi—sleep state.
Did I wake you?
Andy looks himself over and realizes he’s still wearing half
of his costume. He stands to look in a mirror and sees that
he has smeared makeup covering his eyes. He buries his face
in his hand.
No, I’m awake. I just haven’t talked to anyone
Andy moves into the bathroom and turns on the bathroom
faucet and shower.
How are you?
I’m fine. I’m on my way back from my sister’s.
I thought you might like to go for a run later.
Sure. Just say when.
INT. A DINER – THE SAME MORNING
Jim talks with three other people.
Look, I’m telling you, it’s an easy way to make
at least forty percent in one day!
EXT. / INT. THE ALLURE SALON – LATER THE SAME DAY
Andy’s car pulls in the salon’s parking lot. There are only
two cars in the lot.
Damn! It’s Sunday. They’re closed!
Andy gets out of his car. Walking with his hands in his
coat pocket, he strolls up to the front door. He peers in
the door. He then takes his hands out of his pocket and
places them on the door to reduce the glare so he can get a
better look inside the salon. He is still wearing the fake
red fingernails. As Andy peers into the salon he notices
Pam walk into his view. She walks into another part of the
salon and out of Andy’s view. We SEE and HEAR Andy rap on
the door. In the b.g. a woman walks her child in a
stroller. She slows down and looks at Andy. Pam reappears
in Andy’s view. She takes a long look at the door before
recognizing Andy. She then walks toward the door. She then
stops and puts up one finger indicating she’ll be right
back. She then moves out of sight but quickly returns with
a set of keys dangling in her hand. Pam unlocks the door
and greets Andy.
Andy... this is a surprise.
I know you’re closed, but can I come in?
Sure, I guess.
As Andy moves in he holds up his fingers for Pam to see.
Oh, my. I guess you’re not going to church
with that color on. Come on in and I’ll get
them off for you.
Andy and Pam walk into the salon. Pam waves Andy over to a
nail station table.
Have a seat here. I’ll be right with you.
Okay. But if you’re busy, I can come back.
No. I was just going over what supplies I need
to order. Good thing I was here. You’d have a
tough time hiding those talons. Your hair
Andy’s hair is noticeably longer. Pam sits down on the
other side of the table opposite Andy.
When I was about ten I didn’t know you needed
polish remover to take polish off. My sister
found me trying to scrub it off in the bathroom
sink. She thought it was hilarious that I got
caught wearing her polish. My mom told me boys
don’t wear nail polish. I think she sent me
outside to play football after that... Anyway,
I thought it looked pretty. But I learned from
that point on, whatever goes on must come off.
And I always made sure I had what I needed so I
wouldn’t get caught again.
Pam places Andy’s hands in some soaking solution.
So you knew at age ten?
Earlier. I always felt more comfortable doing
what’s considered female things.
Pam works on removing Andy’s fingernails.
Lets’ get these off.
Andy closes his eyes and rolls his head around.
A little hung over this morning?
My head feels like it was hit with a brick.
It was a pretty wild time.
It was certainly a different experience from
the other side so to speak.
Tell me about it.
Andy laughs with Pam as she pulls the nails off Andy’s
Is this how you started?
If you’re worried that all of a sudden you’re
going to want to grow breasts, don’t worry –
you’re safe. That’s not how it works... For
me, I’ve always been a female. I was just born
with a few extra parts. But there are many
different reasons why people crossdress. Of
course the focus is always on men because of
our strict societal protocols. We don’t want
to blur anything.
Women are free to wear men’s styles without
anyone thinking twice. It’s their prerogative.
But men can’t even wear certain “fem” colors.
And if they wear anything considered female, it
becomes “weird”. However, some men like to
crossdress because it excites them sexually to
wear anything from heels to lingerie. Some are
gay, and they might do it for their partners,
but most aren’t. Some just enjoy it. Just
like a woman enjoys soft, sexy things. Also,
some do it solely for the money. They just
happen to make good looking women. They use
their assets and skills to perform at clubs
etc... and make really good money, but it’s not
a lifestyle. While they may be a little
exhibitionistic, when the show’s over they put
away the clothes. You’d never know what they
do or that they look better in a dress than
most women... I hate to tell you this but you
fit that category. With some work, you could
easily pass for a woman, not that you want to.
I was just trying to make a point.
Point taken. So how did you get so, so,
beautiful? I mean you have a flawless face and
I’ve been blessed with my mom’s skin I guess.
But I’ve also had hormone therapy and gender
counseling. For others, it’s really much
harder. They need voice lessons etc...
Do you still have...
We SEE Andy look down.
I’m sorry that was too personal. I had no
right to ask... I mean you wouldn’t ask me how
Your bank account is? It’s okay. I’m saving
my money for the final surgery. It’s an
expensive procedure. I’m on my last leg so to
Andy and Pam both laugh at her last comment.
This may sound silly, but what do you do about
your driver’s license or other i.d.?
My license shows me as I am. So does my
cosmetology license. But I have other friends
who have purchased fake i.d.’s with their alter
ego’s picture on them so they can switch back
Sure. There are guys down on Stewart Street in
Pike Place Market that will make one up in a
couple of days, and you can’t tell them from
the real thing.
I guess with scanners and digital printers it’s
not too hard.
Pam wipes Andy’s fingers.
There. All gone.
Thanks. You really saved me.
No problem. I’m glad I could help.
EXT. A STREET NEAR ANDY’S HOUSE – DAY
Kristen and Andy jog down a street.
If you want to stop early, I’ll show you my
Andy and Kristen run around a corner and head down the
street where Andy lives.
They slow down and stop in front of Andy’s house. We SEE
the front of Andy’s house and its perfectly landscaped front
Here we are. Come on in.
This is very nice. Did you do the landscaping?
It was my design.
Andy and Kristen enter Andy’s house. MOVE with Andy and
Kristen as Andy gives Kristen a quick tour of the first
floor. We SEE one area with a state of the art computer
situated on a large office desk. Several papers are
scattered on the floor by the desk and next to Andy’s open
briefcase. As Andy and Kristen move through the house we
SEE a framed photograph of Andy and Preston Burkett. The
photograph shows Andy receiving an award from Burkett. As
Andy and Kristen move past the photo Andy realizes it is
still hanging on the wall. With Kristen’s back to him, Andy
quickly pulls down the photograph and slides it on the floor
into an adjoining bathroom.
This is a great place, Andy. Could I use your
Yeah, sure. But the one downstairs has a lot
of stuff scattered about. I’ll show you to the
upstairs and you can take your pick of three.
As Kristen and Andy make their way upstairs Kristen passes
the place on the wall where the photograph no longer hangs.
The faded color of the walls surrounding the missing
photograph makes it obvious that something was recently
hanging in that spot.
Looks like I’m not the only one in need of a
Andy ignores Kristen and they move upstairs to the second
The master bath is off of my room.
Andy leads Kristen to the room and into it. As Andy steps
into the room he SEES two bags lying on the floor that
contain his Halloween costume. We can make out the tops of
the boots peeking out one of the bags. Kristen enters the
room and looks around. Andy ushers her toward the bathroom.
We SEE Andy pull on his right earlobe as he mentions the two
bags on the floor.
Oh, I forgot to drop off my dry cleaning.
Kristen does not notice the bags as she enters the bathroom.
I have some things I need to drop off. I’ll be
happy to take yours too.
Thanks, but that’s not necessary.
While Kristen is in the bathroom Andy scurries over to the
bags, scoop them up, and throws them in a walk-in closet.
He then pulls a few shirts off their hangers and tosses them
on the over the bags. He exits the closest and speaks to
Kristen through the bathroom door.
I’m going downstairs to get us something cold
Okay. I’ll meet you in the kitchen.
Andy exits the room and heads downstairs to the kitchen.
Kristen stands in the luxurious bathroom which includes a
large, tiled bathtub. She checks her face in a mirror then
exits the bathroom, walks downstairs and enters the kitchen.
Andy hands her a tall glass filled with Gatorade.
Starfruit Gatorade okay?
Love it. Your house is beautiful.
Thanks. Sometimes I think it’s too much of a
When I think of a bachelor’s pad I picture a
one bedroom studio with sports posters on the
walls and lava lamps on the floor.
I guess I meant it could use a little more
style or grace.
What you really mean is a woman’s touch.
Well, maybe... So I guess since you went to see
your sister, you weren’t called in to crack any
big case over the weekend?
Right. We just had ongoing surveillance. We
have other people doing that.
Surveillance? How do I know I’m not under
Andy reacts with surprise to Kristen’s seriousness. We then
SEE Kristen smile. She moves closer to Andy and looks
longingly in his eyes.
Actually, I’ve had you on my private radar for
quite some time.
Andy places his arms around Kristen.
Andy releases his hug and takes Kristen’s hands. He looks
her over from head to toe.
Do you have one of those tiny cameras hidden
Andy moves in to kiss Kristen.
Good. I hope this makes a nice shot.
Andy places a gentle kiss on Kristen’s lips. We then SEE
them embrace and kiss each other passionately. We PULL BACK
and we SEE the sunlight pouring in through the windows,
creating a silhouette of Andy and Kristen as they continue
Preston Burkett stands at a podium speaking at a press
conference. Reporters and photographers huddle around
Burkett. ANOTHER ANGLE and we SEE the scene through a large
screen television. A scroll moves across the bottom of the
screen stating: Apogee Tech., Inc. press conference. In the
upper right corner of the screen we SEE the stock symbol,
ApTI, and the number forty-five next to it. We SEE the
number change to forty-seven. Burkett addresses the
I’d like to introduce the person who is
primarily responsible for this remarkable
innovation, Andrew Crandell.
We HEAR clapping and we SEE the stock ticker price change
rapidly moving from fifty-one through the sixties and
seventies and up over one hundred. Burkett looks about the
room in anticipation of Andy’s arrival. No one steps up to
the podium and Burkett chuckles.
PRESTON BURKETT (cont’d)
Oh, that’s right. I guess he’s missing out on
Burkett doubles over laughing. He speaks through his
PRESTON BURKETT (cont’d)
He could have made a lot of dough on this one!
CLOSE SHOT of Andy’s face half buried in a pillow. We SEE
his eyes open wide. He quickly sits up and we SEE he is in
his bedroom. Andy rubs his face, trying to shake off his
We SEE Kristen lying in bed next to Andy. She begins to
Are you okay?
Yeah, I’m fine.
Andy closes his eyes and rubs his forehead.
Sorry to wake you. Go back to sleep. I’m just
going to get a glass of water.
In another room Andy puts down a glass of water and plops
down on a couch. He grabs a remote control and flicks on
the television. He turns down the volume and channel surfs.
He stops on an old black and white silent movie and begins
INSERT: A SCENE FROM THE MOVIE ON THE TELEVISION
We SEE a male and a woman in a bedroom. We SEE the
subtitles on the bottom of the screen as the male says: Oh,
I could never do that. The woman replies: Of course you
can. We SEE another scene and we SEE the actor plucking his
eyebrows. Behind the actor we SEE a dress on a mannequin.
BACK ON ANDY
Andy closes his eyes and rubs his forehead. He then opens
his eyes and cocks his head as if an idea just came to him.
He continues to view the movie more intently.
INT. / EXT. ANDY’S CAR AS HE DRIVES TO THE ALLURE SALON –
Andy talks on his cell phone. He listens to Jennifer
through an ear piece.
I know it’s been a long time, Jen. I’m sorry I
haven’t called. I can’t talk now but I promise
to call soon. Right now I just need to know if
you’re still in charge of getting temps?
Andy removes his ear piece and presses a button which
switches the conversation to a hands free speaker. We HEAR
Jennifer reply to Andy’s question.
Yes. The biggest problem I have is getting
coverage for Burkett’s secretary. She’s always
out. Not that I blame her. I dread putting
someone in to replace her because the poor soul
has to deal with that lecherous creep.
That may be too much info for me... but maybe
not. I have to go, but thanks. If anyone
asks, I called to ask you to lunch and I said
I’d set a date for later. Okay?
Sure, Andy. Take care of yourself.
You too. Bye.
Andy presses a button to end the call just as he pulls into
the Allure salon parking lot. He enters the salon holding
the two bags containing his Halloween costume. Joy greets
Well, hello, Andy. Oh, you’ve got your
costume! I was beginning to think you wanted
to keep it.
Andy greets Joy with a kiss on the cheek.
You’re not going to let this go, are you dear?
Sometime. How’ve you been?
I’m good. How’s things with you?
Busy. Your hair’s growing fast.
I guess... I’ll catch up with you later.
Right now I need to see Pam. Is she in?
She’s out back. If you want a cut, I’ll have
time in just a minute.
No, that’s okay. Is she with anyone?
I don’t think so.
Andy walks past Joy and into another room. A perplexed look
occupies Joy’s face as she watches Andy leave the room.
CLOSE SHOT of Pam.
Are you serious?
Andy tries to hush Pam.
And why do you want to do this?
I can’t tell you that. I just need to know if
you’ll help... and that it’s doable.
Oh, I told you before, it’s doable.
Then here’s the deal. I’ll give you ten
thousand in cash up front. Then after
everything’s done, I’ll set you up with
another fifty thousand in an offshore account.
Get out of here!
I’m not kidding. But there’s a couple of
absolute rules. First, no one else knows. Not
even Joy. It’s imperative. Okay?
For that kind of money this girl can keep her
mouth shut. No problem.
The other thing is you’ll have to move.
But how can I help if I’m not here?
I mean later. Okay?
Okay, but is this il... never mind.
All right. If Joy’s busy, let’s get started.
What do I need to do?
I think you’re going to be a little
Maybe I should make you a list.
That’s not necessary.
Okay then, big guy. Here’s what you’re going
to need to do.
From a distance and out of earshot we SEE Pam point to one
of her fingers, then another as she lists Andy’s
ANOTHER ANGLE as Andy and Pam continue their conversation.
Start with that. Joy is off tomorrow, so come
in about ten, okay?
INT. A DRUGSTORE – LATER THE SAME DAY
Andy waits in line at a check out counter. We SEE some of
the items he is purchasing including a Venus ladies razor,
shaving gel, moisturizer, hand cream, and bath oil. A
TEENAGE CHECK OUT GIRL begins scanning the items. After
taking note of a few of the items the checkout girl eyes
Andy curiously. She continues to scan the remaining items.
Andy’s notices the girl’s look. He quickly finds a rack of
condoms near the checkout. He looks at an OLDER WOMAN in
line behind him. He smiles at the woman and puts up one
finger, imploring for her patience. He then moves over to
the condom section and grabs the first package within reach.
He brings them over to the check out counter. The older
woman gives a huff of disgust. Andy pretends to scratch off
a couple of items from the list he holds.
(to the check out girl)
Add these too, please.
CHECK OUT GIRL
No, thank you.
Andy pays cash, helps the girl bag the items, then grabs the
bags and walks out of the store.
EXT. A HIGHWAY – DAY
Andy’s car speeds down the highway. His car travels under a
sign that reads: Interstate 5 – South – Salem.
EXT. / INT. A CELLULAR PHONE STORE – EARLY EVENING- DUSK
Andy’s car pulls in the lot of the cellular phone
store. We PICK UP Andy inside the store at the counter
speaking with a salesperson.
Hi. I need a throw away cellular phone with a
Okay. I can show you a few.
Those would be untraceable, right?
Yes. And we don’t keep sales records if you
pay with cash.
Good. I’m going to need four or five.
Let me show you your options.
EXT. A COMPUTER STORE – A LITTLE LATER
ANDY walks out of the store toting a couple of bags large
enough to hold a lap top and a few other items.
EXT. A HIGHWAY – THE SAME NIGHT
A sign with a mileage marker indicates Seattle is thirty
miles away. Andy travels in his car and talks on his cell
phone. We HEAR Kristen’s voice on her answering machine.
At the beep, Andy leaves her a message. As he speaks we SEE
him tug on his right earlobe.
Hi, it’s Andy. Just wanted to let you know I
have to work late tonight. I’ll try you
tomorrow... Dinner maybe? Bye.
INT. ANDY’S HOUSE – NIGHT
Andy is seated in front of his computer. Next to the
computer is his newly purchased Apple Powerbook.
Andy’s POV as he views the computer screen. Andy has his
on-line bank statement displayed on the screen. The
checking account balance reads: $204,128.42. Andy scrolls
back to his October statement and we see a deposit for
$234,569.41. Andy logs off and shuts down the computer. He
then moves to the Apple Powerbook.
Andy’s home page, the USA Today, pops up on the screen.
Andy types on the Powerbook. We SEE a web page titled,
Seattle Real Estate Consortium. A dialogue box prompts Andy
to type in the criteria he is searching for. Andy types,
security, privacy and amenities into the box. Underneath
the box Andy selects the two thousand plus option in the
monthly price range choices. He hits the enter button and a
few thumbnail pictures of rental properties matching his
criteria pop up on the screen. Andy takes a piece of scrap
paper and writes down a few of the options then he selects
the print application option. We then SEE Andy pick up a
software box containing the latest version of Cosmopolitan
Makeover. Andy loads the computer program onto the
Powerbook and launches it. He then places a headshot photo
of himself into the program. Using the program he proceeds
to place several women’s wigs on his headshot. He tries
several before pausing on a long, curly dark brown choice.
He writes the selection down on another piece of scrap
paper. We then SEE Andy reach into his briefcase and pull
out the green memory stick he copied information onto the
day he left his office. He hits a few keystrokes and on the
screen we SEE the prompt: downloading Preeminent Defender,
please wait. ANOTHER ANGLE as Andy continues to work on the
Powerbook. Andy continues to work on the Preeminent
Defender program into the night and early morning hours of
the next day.
INT. THE ALLURE SALON - DAY
Andy is seated in a chair in one of the rooms located in the
back of the salon.
Remember when you said you knew people who
could make i.d.’s?
We SEE Andy is talking to Pam.
You are not anywhere near ready for that, dear.
How’d you make out with the wig choice?
Next to Andy and Pam a computer is running the same
Cosmopolitan Makeover program Andy used at his house.
I’ll show you.
Andy calls up the long, curly choice he selected at home.
That might do for now, but I think you’re going
to need a more happening, realistic choice.
Your own hair would be best, but it needs a
little more length. We might want to go with
extensions. You’re also going to need
some high quality breast forms, probably a few
types of shapewear, and another item for...
This is going to get quite expensive.
The payoff will be worth it.
(ignoring Pam’s comment)
I need you to order all the stuff you just
mentioned and send it to your place.
I suppose I can do that. But you know that’s
just the beginning, right?
Andy reaches into the briefcase he carried into the salon.
He pulls out several large denomination bills neatly bundled
in paper currency wrappers. He forms one stack out of the
money and he hands it to Pam.
Here’s the initial ten thousand I promised.
There’s also some extra to cover the orders.
Pam takes the money. She is astounded. She flips through
the pile in amazement.
Wow. I guess you are for real.
I might need you to do a couple of other favors for which
I’ll compensate you more.
Sure. I can make suggestions, but you’re going
to have to pick out your own clothes.
I planned on doing that.
Your safest bet is to stick to ordering from
the web or from catalogs. Not everyone is okay
with this kind of thing you know. The skirt
for your costume was a four so I’d stick with
that size to start. Whatever you’re eating,
eat less of it. You can be like every woman on
the planet and start thinking you need to lose
a few pounds. And you can start buying shoes
just because they’re sexy or cute regardless if
they are comfortable or not.
PAM looks at a few different shades of foundation. She then
looks at Andy’s face trying to see which shade would be the
You know, before you start ordering everything
in sight and wasting a lot of money, you need
to find a style, a look that works for you.
Pam picks up a handful of women’s magazines. As she plops
them in Andy’s lap.
These should help. Look through them and start
Yes. Poses, looks, styles. If this is going
to work you have to be completely immersed and
prepared. Like you would be for one of your
software product developments... You know, the
catalog clothes will be fine, but I can also
send you to my friend’s store. She’s got some
fabulous pieces that you should have. I’ll call
her and let her know you’ll be stopping in.
Pam picks up a bag from the floor and pulls out a pair of
very high heel pumps.
What size shoe do you wear?
Seven and a half.
Pam hands Andy the shoes.
These are nines. They’re a little small for
me, but they should be okay for you.
The heels are quite high.
That’s right. Master these and you’ll be fine
with anything. Start wearing them around the
house all the time, or as much as you can.
We’ll start with makeup training at my place
INT. ANDY’S HOUSE – NIGHT
Andy stands in the kitchen looking over one of the several
magazines strewn all over the kitchen table and counters.
We PAN DOWN and SEE Andy is wearing the pumps Pam gave him.
Andy closes the magazine he’s been viewing. He turns and
walks, managing fairly well in the heels, into a bathroom.
He starts the shower. He then bends down and removes his
shoes the way a woman typically does by bending his leg at
the knee and pushing his ankle out away from his body. He
takes in a deep breath. He steps into the shower and we SEE
him begin to shave his legs.
EXT. THE STREETS NEAR ANDY’S HOUSE – THE NEXT DAY
Kristen, dressed in shorts and a tee shirt, runs next to
Andy who is dressed in long running pants and a long sleeved
shirt. SEVERAL SHOTS as we see them run together. They
both of breath hard and perspire.
Aren’t you hot?
Andy and Kristen continue their run.
A SERIES OF SHOTS
A) Andy and Kristen enjoying a night at a play.
B) Andy and Kristen having a romantic dinner at a
restaurant. A waitress approaches their table. Andy
puts his hands up in the air indicating he is finished,
and he signals the waitress to take his dish away. The
waitress picks up Andy’s dinner plate, and we SEE that
half of his dinner remains on the plate.
C) Andy and Kristen strolling through a science museum.
We SEE them playing with some of the interactive
displays in the physical science section of the museum.
D) Kristen in Andy’s car in front of her house. Andy hands
her a picture frame with a bow around it. Kristen smiles
and kisses Andy.
E) Andy and Kristen enjoying a football game in California.
Kristen is wearing shorts, but Andy is wearing long
F) Andy and Kristen at an upscale restaurant. Kristen
pops some liquid nitrogen infused food into her mouth.
She then exhales out her mouth creating a white puff of
fog. Andy laughs and begins to try his food.
G) Andy and Kristen in their hotel room at night after
the game. Kristen and Andy begin to kiss. Kristen
places her hands under Andy’s shirt and begins to remove
it. Andy stops Kristen and pulls away. Andy and Kristen
talk M.O.S. We SEE Andy tug on his right earlobe as he
continues to talk with Kristen.
EXT. / INT. A TRENDY WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE – LATE MORNING
Andy walks into the store carrying a medium size shopping
bag that appears to be half full. Andy looks around the
store. In the b.g. we SEE a woman customer milling about.
It appears that Andy and the woman customer are the only
people in the store. Andy picks up a pair of shoes and
examines them. O.S. we HEAR a voice, which belongs to the
store’s owner, ALEESHA.
Halloween has been over for quite some time.
A startled Andy searches for the person who owns the voice.
We SEE Aleesha looking suspiciously at Andy. She then
smiles warmly and extends her hand to Andy.
Good morning. I’m Aleesha. I’m betting you’re
Pam said to expect you.
Andy nods his head in acknowledgement.
Let’s get started. I’ll make some suggestions
and you can try them on and see what you think.
Andy’s eyes grow big. He rolls his eyes and tosses his head
as he tries to get Aleesha to realize there is another
customer in the store within earshot. Ignoring Andy’s
embarrassment, Aleesha turns and glances at the other
customer who is oblivious to Andy and Aleesha’s
Oh, don’t worry about that. I’ll take care of
A few minutes later Andy reluctantly emerges from a dressing
room wearing one of the outfits Aleesha has selected. Andy
is also wearing some body shaping undergarments which give
him a pronounced womanly figure.
That looks awesome on you!
Aleesha treats Andy as she would any other customer. She
moves over to Andy for a closer inspection of the fit of the
clothes. Andy then disappears into the dressing room.
SEVERAL SHOTS as Andy emerges from the dressing room
modeling different outfits for Aleesha. As he progresses
through each change he gradually becomes more at ease to the
point where we see him strut out like a model to Aleesha’s
approval. Andy exits the store carrying several packages
filled with his purchases.
EXT. SEATAC (SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) AIRPORT – ESTABLISHING –
Andy pulls away from an airport rental car lot driving a
rental car. We SEE Andy talking on one of the disposable
cellular telephones he previously purchased.
Hi, Kristen. It’s Andy. I was hoping to catch
(tugging on his right earlobe)
I just wanted to say I’m going to be very busy
with work the next few days, in and out of
town, so I’m not sure if we’ll be able to get
We SEE Andy take his hand away from his right ear.
I miss you. Sorry.
Andy presses a button to end the call. He then tosses the
phone on the passenger seat and stares at the road ahead.
INT. A SHOPPING MALL IN SEATTLE – DAY
We PICK UP Andy walking into the mall. Christmas
decorations adorn the stores. Andy enters a women’s
clothing store. A SALESLADY immediately approaches Andy.
Hello. Shopping for a Christmas present or
Hi, oh no – not really.
Andy peruses a rack of clothes. The saleslady continues to
Is there something I can help you with?
I’m just looking right now, thanks.
The saleslady displays a sneering smile. She quickly looks
Andy up, down and back up, pausing on Andy’s too perfectly
The saleslady walks to the back of the store and speaks
quietly to a co-worker. The co-worker listens then covertly
glances over at Andy. The two women continue their
conversation which is apparently about Andy. This increases
Andy’s already heightened uneasiness and he quickly exits
INT. ANDY’S HOUSE – DAY
Through the front window of Andy’s house we SEE a UPS truck
slow down and stop in front of Andy’s house. A few seconds
later we HEAR the doorbell of Andy’s house ring. Andy,
dressed in shorts, appears from another room. Andy peeks
out the window and notices the UPS truck. He walks to the
door and opens it. Andy’s POV as he focuses on a woman UPS
TRUCK DRIVER holding a package. The UPS driver checks the
address on the package and without immediately looking up,
she greets Andy.
Hi, I’ve got a package for A. Crandell.
The UPS driver’s POV. She looks up and Andy’s smooth,
hairless legs catch her attention. She also spots a piece
of tissue paper on his shin with blood on it from a razor
nick. The driver looks at the package. We SEE the return
label of a women’s clothing store. The woman hastily hands
Andy the package. Andy notices the curious look the driver
has given him and he looks down at his legs and spots the
red stained tissue paper. He quickly takes the package from
Sign here, please.
Andy quickly signs for the package.
You’re welcome. Have a nice day.
Andy moves inside with the package and breathes a sigh of
EXT. A SEATTLE REAL ESTATE OFFICE – NIGHT
Andy’s rental car pulls up to the closed office. He stops
and gets out of the car and drops a large envelope in the
office mail/drop box.
INT. PAM’S HOUSE – NIGHT
CLOSE UP of Andy’s eye. We PULL back to reveal more of his
eyelid and eyebrow. We SEE his eye is expertly painted with
eye shadow and liner. We notice Andy’s eyebrows have a
thinner, slightly more feminine shape. We SEE the end of a
mascara wand. The wand deftly coats Andy’s eyelash with
mascara. We PULL BACK further to reveal Andy’s hand at the
end of the wand. We SEE Andy’s face is completely made up
and framed by a long wig. He looks quite pretty and
convincingly female. We SEE Andy is fully dressed as a
female with all the right shapes and curves. We SEE an
array of cosmetics on a counter. In the b.g. we SEE a
digital camera. We HEAR Pam’s voice O.S.
It’s amazing what a quick study you are.
Andy’s voice is the one noticeable giveaway that he is not
We’re moving to the point of no return here,
I know. Right on schedule.
Let’s see you walk.
Andy stands up and walks around like a runway model.
I think you’ve got it down too good. Take it
down a few notches.
Don’t exaggerate so much. Ninety-eight percent
of women don’t walk like that. That’s a drag
queen version you’ve got going. You need to be
more natural. Believe me with those legs
you’ll get enough looks without drawing
attention to yourself by being flamboyant. The
idea is to blend.
I think we have to get your voice down. If you
sound good everything else will fall into
place. Practice what we talked about speaking
from your diaphragm without the fake falsetto.
Andy speaks in a convincingly female voice.
Oh, my – you’ve got it! That’s great!
We SEE Andy’s demeanor change. His posture and stance,
although feminine, are no longer exaggerated. He walks into
another room, comes back and then sits down. He then
touches up his makeup all in a distinctly natural, female
You are definitely ready for a test! But first
let me get that right ear pierced.
Pam check Andy’s left ear, then she marks the right ear.
She steps back and checks to make sure that the holes will
be lined up. She the quickly pierces Andy’s right ear.
Everyone tells you not to take the studs out for four to
six weeks, but you can take it out and put it back in if
you keep it clean and can put up with some soreness...
Come on, let’s go! I’ll tell you more on the way.
(continuing with female voice)
Andy walks into another room and then returns holding a
I need you to call this number tomorrow and
make sure they received the envelope I left.
Yes, that I... no, that Kara left. Ask them to
mail the keys to the address on the back of
Kara, huh? Okay, Kara I can do that. Now
let’s find you something a little more wild for
night life action!
INT. THE OTHER SIDE DANCE CLUB – NIGHT
Pam, dressed for a night out, enters the club. Andy,
dressed in a short skirt and high heels, follows timidly.
Pam grabs Andy’s hand.
Don’t worry. No one is going to judge you
Pam and Andy move into the club. Pam greets a doorman,
Hey, Frank. How are you?
Hi, Pam. I’m fine. It’s just starting to
pick up a little. Who’s your lady friend?
Sorry. This is Kara. Kara, this is Frank.
Nice to meet you, Kara.
As a few more people enter the club, Frank ushers Pam and
Andy inside. With a wave of his hand he coaxes Pam and Andy
to keep moving further into the club. As he focuses on the
next group coming in, he speaks to Andy and Pam.
You ladies have a nice night.
Pam and Andy walk into the club. SEVERAL SHOTS of the
A) Two men talking at the bar.
B) Two women, dressed in leather, hugging each other.
C) Two flamboyant drag queens parade around like runway
D) An empty dance floor and performance stage.
E) A man and a woman seated at a table talking to each
Pam leads Andy to a table. They sit down at the table.
You’ll see it all in here, honey. But
everyone’s cool. Just take it easy on the
alcohol and we’ll have fun. And I’ll bet you
more women hit on you than men.
We SEE SEVERAL SHOTS of the patrons including Andy walking
up to the bar and ordering two drinks from the bartender.
INT. ANDY’S HOUSE – DAY
Andy is seated in front of his Powerbook. His hair is
noticeably longer, falling past his ears and slightly in his
face. We SEE the Preeminent Defender program on the
Powerbook Screen. CLOSE SHOT of ANDY as we SEE an earring
stud in his right ear. Andy concentrates intently on the
screen. He pauses, then types at a furious pace. We HEAR
his doorbell ring. Andy reacts to the bell by looking at a
clock near his computer.
Damn! It’s that late already?!
Andy looks himself over. He hurriedly steps away from the
computer and we SEE he is dressed in running clothes.
Andy rushes into the downstairs bathroom. We HEAR the
doorbell ring again. Andy pops out of the bathroom long
enough to yell at the front door before darting back into
Just a second! I’ll be right there!
Andy rushes out of the bathroom and moves to the front door.
His hair is slicked back with styling gel and tied into a
ponytail. Andy’s POV as he opens the door and sees Kristen
standing outside holding a UPS package.
As Kristen finishes her message, she looks quizzically at
Andy senses her curious gaze.
I guess you don’t like the ponytail look?
Kristen enters the house and moves closer to Andy. Andy
takes the package from Kristen before the box hits him.
No, no... it just caught me by surprise.
It’s okay then?
Yeah, it’s just... different for you. You
look, younger I guess. I never noticed that
your ears are pierced.
Andy ignores Kristen comment and ushers her further into the
house. He places the box next to a coffee table. We SEE
several women’s clothes catalogs on the table. On the
bottom of the pile we notice a Cosmopolitan magazine peeking
out from the stack.
Come on in. Thanks for the delivery. I’ll
just be a second.
Kristen’s POV as she notices the computer area and the pile
of papers scattered around it.
Wow. Looks like you’ve been busy.
Andy scoots over to the computer. As he moves to his work
station, Kristen moves over to the coffee table and picks up
one of the magazines. Andy quickly shuts down the computer
and hurries over to Kristen.
This place has some nice clothes. Is that
where the package is from?
Andy moves closer to Kristen and attempts to divert her
attention away from the magazines.
I think so.
We SEE Andy tug on his right earlobe.
I ordered some Christmas presents for my
You’ve got a lot of magazines here.
Andy tries unsuccessfully to get between Kristen and the
Yeah, you know how it is, you order from one
place and bam – you’re on a big mailing list.
Next thing you know you’ve got all kinds of
Kristen picks up a Victoria’s Secret catalog from the pile.
I hope you’re not ordering for your sister from
Andy takes the catalog from Kristen and hugs her.
You know, there are some other people on my
list this year. I’d like one of them to be
Andy kisses Kristen.
Oh, I love surprises. Are you sure you don’t
need the surprisee’s sizes?
Andy scoops up all the catalogs and begins walking away from
Kristen. He walks upstairs and talks over his shoulder to
I’m all set. Let me just grab a hat and a warm
It’s really unseasonably warm out there.
You’d probably be good without one.
(mimicking a newsman.)
Thank you for the weather update, Meteorolgist
Kristen. Now back to you, Dan.
Kristen laughs as Andy disappears upstairs. A little later
we SEE Andy and Kristen running down Andy’s street. In the
b.g. we SEE a Seattle City Light (Electric Company) truck
parked on the side of the street. We SEE a utility worker
climbing an electric pole.
INT. ANDY’S HOUSE – DAY
Andy works on his Powerbook computer. We SEE him open the
Preeminent Defender program. CLOSE UP of the Powerbook
screen. As the program opens we SEE an icon of a man
dressed in a suit of armor. The man becomes animated and he
performs a few martial arts moves. He then stands straight
at attention as a metal gate falls down behind him. Andy
continues to work on the program.
Okay, P.D... Let’s see what we can do.
We SEE Andy hack into the Seattle Federal Credit Union
files. We SEE an account set up form displayed on the
screen. Andy types Kara W. Renada in the primary account
holder name box on the form. We SEE him continue to type on
There. That should do it.
We watch as Andy works on the computer. Andy looks at a
piece of paper next to the Powerbook. He then looks at the
computer screen and we SEE the words on top of the page
displayed on the screen: Offshore Account Set-Up. Andy
continues to type. On the screen we SEE Pam followed by
INT. A RESTAURANT/BAR – SAME TIME
Seated at a table in the bar, Joy and Pam sip cocktails.
Andy hasn’t been around in a while. Have you
No, no I haven’t.
I know he tends to get caught up in things and
we don’t talk for a while but it’s never been
this long. I guess I always saw him because he
was getting his hair cut so often.
Maybe you should call him?
Yes, I will. You haven’t talked to him,
either?... Because I know you two were
getting kind of tight.
Joy, if you’re upset about that please let me
know. I don’t want it to hurt our friendship.
Oh, no – not at all.
INT. ANDY’S HOUSE – A FEW DAYS LATER
Andy, in full female attire, is slouched down in a chair
watching CNN on a television in a back room of his house.
We SEE him suck on a beer. His posture and mannerisms are
anything but female making his outfit appear to be in stark,
comical contrast to his demeanor. We SEE a BUSINESS ANALYST
on the television screen. Andy turns up the volume and we
HEAR the business analyst on the television.
And we’ve just got word that Apogee Technology
plans to make what executives there are saying
will be a significant business announcement
within the next five to ten days.
As Andy hears these words he sits upright in his chair.
O.S. we HEAR the business analyst continue.
We hope to have more on this within the next
couple of days.
ANGLE ON Andy as he smiles coyly.
That a boy, Burkett. I knew you wouldn’t be
able to keep your mouth shut.
Andy picks up one of the disposable cellular phones and
places a call.
Jim, it’s Andy... I know... and I can’t talk
now either. Just listen. Don’t, I said do
not buy... Trust me. Tell whoever you had
involved too. And you never talked to me. Bye.
INT. A HOUSE – SAME TIME
The man with the paper from the earlier café scene sits at
his computer. We SEE his on-line brokerage firm displayed
on the computer screen. In the b.g. a television displays
the same news show Andy has been watching. We SEE Apogee
Technology, Inc. listed on the computer screen. The man
executes a buy now option next to the Apogee listing. As
the transaction progresses, we SEE the man smiling greedily.
INT. ANDY’S HOUSE – THE NEXT DAY
Andy makes a call on one of the disposable cellular phones.
INTERCUT: THE ALLURE SALON
Pam prepares for her next customer. She answers a ringing
disposable cellular telephone.
Hi. It’s point of no return time.
Are you sure?
(with female voice)
Okay. Joy’s gone at three today. My last cut
should be done by four. I’ll close at five so
come in right around then, okay?
Andy ends the call. He then moves around the house carrying
a small canvas grocery bag. Into the bag he places the pile
of magazines from the coffee table and three disposable
cellular phones. He places the bag on a couch and starts to
go upstairs. We SEE him stop abruptly. He then walks over
to the canvas bag and pulls out the magazines. He throws
the magazines in a garbage container and returns to the
EXT. ANDY’S GARAGE – A LITTLE LATER
Andy’s rental car is parked in the garage. Andy closes the
garage door and begins loading some suitcases, shopping
bags, the canvas bag, and the bag from the garbage container
into the trunk of his rental car. We SEE the Powerbook
computer on the garage floor behind the car. Andy picks up
the Powerbook and places it in the trunk.
EXT. STEWART STREET AT PIKE PLACE MARKET – LATER THE SAME
Andy, wearing dark glasses and a baseball hat with his hair
tucked under it, walks down the street. Andy’s POV as he
spots a MAN WEARING SUNGLASSES and a long leather duster
coat. We SEE the man perform some hand signals to some
people passing by. The people ignore him and continue
walking. We SEE the man spot Andy.
Fearing Andy is a police officer, the man nonchalantly turns
and walks away. Andy walks fast and catches up to the man.
Andy leans into the man and speaks furtively to him.
Hey, I need some work done.
MAN WEARING SUNGLASSES
Do I know you?
Come on. I’m paying a premium fee.
MAN WEARING SUNGLASSES
You a cop?
The man pulls up one of his sleeves exposing a white bandage
on his forearm.
MAN WEARING SUNGLASSES
Hey what’s the best thing for this burn, man?
We SEE the man appraise Andy.
MAN WEARING SUNGLASSES
What you need done?
Andy starts to hand over a small manila envelope.
There’s two extra bucks in there if you can
get it done tomorrow.
MAN WEARING SUNGLASSES
I don’t know. I’m backed up.
Andy begins to put the envelope back in his pocket.
MAN WEARING SUNGLASSES
Okay, okay – let me have it.
Andy hands over the envelope and the man tucks it in the
breast pocket of his duster.
She’ll pick it up tomorrow. Don’t give her a
MAN WEARING SUNGLASSES
You got it, cowboy.
EXT / INT. THE ALLURE SALON – EARLY EVENING
The salon’s lights are off. Andy’s rental car is in the
parking lot. We MOVE inside and in the back of the salon we
SEE a woman’s figure seated at Pam’s hair cutting station.
We SEE Pam’s fingers working on Andy’s hair as she places
highlighting strips in it. ANOTHER ANGLE and we SEE Andy’s
long, acrylic fingernails. We SEE Pam begin painting his
nails. We SEE Pam hovering around Andy and combing out his
hair. CLOSE UP of Pam’s hands holding a black apron in
front of Andy’s face. Pam speaks to Andy.
Okay, you are now officially Kara. Your hair
came out great so don’t be shocked how good you
We SEE the apron fall revealing Andy/Kara. His hair has
been highlighted and cut to a medium length in a very up to
date style. His eyebrows are thinner and distinctly
feminine. With the new hairstyle, full makeup, and clothes,
Andy looks like a pretty woman that no one would suspect is
a man. From this point on, Andy appears as Kara.
I know. Pretty incredible isn’t it, Kara?
(in Kara’s voice)
I just didn’t think it would be this good!
Remember to use Kara’s voice and no one will
ever suspect a thing.
Thank you. This is incredible!
Point of no return. Are you okay with it?
Yes, I’m just a little shocked I guess... I
have a few things for you to do then
regrettably, we have to say goodbye.
Andy/Kara stands up and picks up his purse from a counter.
He pulls out an envelope.
This has all your account information. Follow
the instructions and the money will be
available to you. I included a tip. My only
suggestion is that you withdraw it in small
increments rather than all at once. You’ll
need to be moved out and on a plane to wherever
you’re going within two days... Sorry.
That’s fine. I’m ready.
Have you said anything to Joy?
Not about this. I made a deal with you and
I’ve kept it. Thank you for keeping up your
You’re welcome. Now, I need to know when the
garbage gets picked up.
Andy/Kara moves next to two bags lying on the floor.
How about at your place?
The next day, I think.
Perfect. Take the bag of my clothes and throw
it out here. Then, this is very important – I
need you to take this Powerbook and I want you
to physically put it in the back of the garbage
truck when it comes to collect at your house.
Take one of the hundred dollar bills I put in
the envelope and give it to the garbage truck
driver. Then ask him to crush the Powerbook as
Will he do it?
For a hundred dollars? I think so. He’s got
to. Put the Powerbook in a bag if you want and
make up some story that your dirt bag boyfriend
is screwing around on you and you want to make
him pay. I’m sure you’ll be able to convince
him. Just make sure you watch him crush it.
Okay. I guess that’s it.
Andy/Kara gives Pam a hug.
Thanks for everything. You’ve been great. I
hope everything goes well for you.
Pam becomes teary eyed.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to get to
where I need to be.
Andy/Kara wipes Pam’s tears.
Andy/Kara starts to leave then stops.
Pam, I wish I could tell you what this is all
No, don’t. I don’t need to know. I just hope
it’s worth it for you.
EXT. / INT. A GROCERY STORE IN SEATTLE – LATER THE SAME
Andy/Kara checks his makeup in the rear view mirror of his
rental car. We SEE him brush his teeth with his finger. He
exits the car, and we SEE he’s parked in the grocery store’s
parking lot. He walks toward the store’s entrance. We MOVE
inside and near the end of one of the store’s aisles where
we SEE a STORE EMPLOYEE stocking shelves. We SEE a plain,
UNATTRACTIVE WOMAN walk down the aisle where the store
employee is stocking shelves. She slows down near the
employee and looks quizzically at the shelves. She looks at
the list in her hand and then looks up at the items on the
shelves again. As she moves down the aisle hopelessly
searching for the item she needs, the store employee fails
to acknowledge her and continues stocking the shelves. The
woman looks for any markings at the end of the aisle where
the employee is working. She obviously could use some
assistance. Frustrated, she walks down the aisle and turns
right at the end of the aisle and moves out of sight. At
the opposite end of the aisle we see Andy/Kara is wearing
the same outfit he was wearing at the salon with Pam, making
him slightly overdressed for a grocery store shopping trip.
He pushes a half full cart down the aisle and past the store
employee. He searches for an item in the same manner as the
unattractive woman before him. In the b.g. we SEE the store
employee stop his work, look at Andy/Kara up and down then
walk up to him.
Can I help you find something?
Oh, no thank you. I think I found it.
Andy is a little uneasy with the attention he’s receiving
from the store employee. He quickly grabs the first item
within reach, a feminine hygiene product. He then moves
quickly away from the employee. Andy/Kara looks at the item
he’s grabbed. He shakes his head in disbelief and
embarrassment. He reluctantly places it in the cart with
his other items. A little later he stands in the check out
aisle next to his purchases on the checkout belt. Next to
the feminine hygiene product we FIND a multipack of
INT. / EXT. ANDY/KARA’S NEW RENTAL HOUSE – LATER, SAME NIGHT
Andy’s rental car is parked in the driveway. The house is
situated in a private neighborhood in another section of
town far away from his other house. We MOVE inside
Andy/Kara’s rental house. On a table near the front door we
SEE a few restaurant menus and a typed note from the Seattle
Real Estate Consortium. The beginning of the letter reads:
Welcome to the neighborhood, Kara. In the b.g. we SEE some
items on a table that Andy/Kara purchased at the grocery
store. We FIND Andy/Kara upstairs unpacking some of the
clothes from the suitcases he brought from his other house.
All of the items he unpacks are female clothes.
INT. ANDY/KARA’S RENTAL HOUSE – THE NEXT DAY
Andy/Kara, conservatively dressed but still very feminine
with perfect hair and makeup, practices female gestures as
he moves about the house, talking to himself as he walks.
Keep it natural... Keep the voice... Go higher
up at the end of a sentence...
Andy/Kara uses one of the disposable cellular phones to
check his answering machine at his other house. We HEAR
Kristen’s voice through the phone.
Hi, it’s me. I know you said you weren’t
going to be around much but I miss you. Call
me when you can.
Andy/Kara shakes his head. A major down side to his plan is
he can’t see Kristen. He is in love with her, but he can’t
divulge his plan to her. He starts to return Kristen’s call
but then stops.
EXT. STEWART STREET AT PIKE’S PLACE MARKET – A LITTLE LATER
THE SAME DAY
Andy/Kara walks down Stewart Street. He heads for the spot
where he met the man he gave the envelope to the day before.
We HEAR a voice behind Andy/Kara. It belongs to the man
with the sunglasses.
MAN WITH THE SUNGLASSES
Oh, wee! That sure is fine!
The man with the sunglasses walks up to Andy/Kara and places
a hand on his arm.
MAN WITH THE SUNGLASSES (cont’d)
You are much hotter in person... I wish I had
a pic of you with your new “do”.
(reaches into his breast coat pocket)
These would have come out even better.
Andy/Kara steps back and looks nervously at the man, fearing
he will be recognized as Andy.
MAN WITH THE SUNGLASSES
Don’t be nervous. I’m not gonna hurt you.
Your man said you needed these.
The man hands a package to Andy/Kara.
MAN WITH THE SUNGLASSES (cont’d)
Thanks for the business. Don’t forget to
recommend me to anyone who needs some work
The man walks away as Andy/Kara stares blankly at nothing.
He then snaps out of his trance and looks around to see if
anyone witnessed the transaction. Andy’s POV as he sees
several people moving about tending to their own business.
Andy/Kara convinces himself that no one is watching and he
EXT. SEATAC AIRPORT – LATER THE SAME DAY
Andy/Kara pulls into an express drop off lane at a Hertz
rental car outlet at the airport. He gets out of the car,
then reenters to grab his purse. In the b.g. we SEE a MALE
HERTZ EMPLOYEE get in a car near Andy/Kara. Andy/Kara walks
away from the car and inside to the rental counter.
INT. THE HERTZ RENTAL CAR OUTLET – A FEW MINUTES LATER
Andy/Kara stands at the rental counter. He is being waited
on by a FEMALE HERTZ EMPLOYEE. We SEE the male Hertz
employee, who was out in the lot when Andy/Kara pulled in,
appear from the Hertz backdrop. He walks past Andy/Kara and
does a double take.
MALE HERTZ EMPLOYEE
Excuse me. Didn’t I just see you at the
express drop off lot?
MALE HERTZ EMPLOYEE
You should be all checked out then.
Oh, I was just dropping that off for a friend.
I have a rental reserved for myself.
MALE HERTZ EMPLOYEE
The female Hertz employee finishes typing in some
information on her keyboard. Without looking up, she
talks to Andy/Kara.
FEMALE HERTZ EMPLOYEE
Okay, Kara. I have your on-line reservation
confirmed. I just need to see your license for
Okay, but it should be prepaid.
FEMALE HERTZ EMPLOYEE
It is. We just use your license number for
registration purposes. To tell you the truth
we used to check everyone’s license to make
sure they were valid but we don’t anymore. But
I didn’t say that.
Andy/Kara hands over the license. The female employee looks
at her computer screen and quickly enters the license
number. After entering the information she studies the
license then looks at Andy/Kara.
FEMALE HERTZ EMPLOYEE
Wow. I like your new hairstyle.
Thanks. It’s actually much easier to handle.
FEMALE HERTZ EMPLOYEE
The color is great too.
The female employee hands the license back to
Andy/Kara. Andy/Kara places it in his purse. As
he does we SEE the inside of his purse. Next to some
cosmetics we SEE Andy’s male wallet. We SEE the female
employee smile brightly at Andy/Kara.
FEMALE HERTZ EMPLOYEE
Thanks, Kara. You’re all set.
Outside the rental outlet Andy/Kara drives away in a
new rental car.
INT. ANDY/KARA’S NEW HOUSE – DAY
Andy places a call on one of the disposable cellular phones.
He uses Andy’s voice to speak.
INSERT: Jennifer at Apogee Technology, Inc.
Jennifer answers the telephone and speaks through a headset.
BACK TO SCENE
Jennifer. Hi, it’s Andy.
Andy! I thought you disappeared off the face
of the earth!
I’m working on it.
What’s that mean?
Never mind. I’m kind of rushed here and I
apologize for that. I need to know if you
still need temps.
Well, Burkett’s secretary is out the next three
days. She needs a vacation away from him.
Really? Will Burkett be in?
He’s scheduled to be away for two days starting
the day after tomorrow.
Okay. I need you to do me a huge favor.
Tomorrow at two-twenty call Lightning Temps
We don’t use them anymore. We use Temps
Andy/Kara picks up a pen and writes down the name of the
agency on a pad of paper with the Seattle Real Estate
Consortium logo on top of the page.
Then call them at two-thirty. Ask for someone
for the next two days that you haven’t used
before, someone new.
Can you tell me why?
I have a friend who needs some work.
You want me to throw one of your friends at
the wolf? What did she do to you?
I thought you said he’d be out?
Andy/Kara walks around with female mannerisms but he
continues to use his male voice.
That can always change. What did this poor
soul do to you?
Nothing. She just needs the work. I’ll...
she’ll risk it. She can handle herself.
If you’re sure.
Yes. Thanks. Oh, if anyone asks, I called to
ask you out to dinner to get caught up and I
said I’d set up a date later.
If only that were true.
Sometime soon. Thanks, Jen. Bye.
EXT. ANDY’S OLD HOUSE – DAY
A landscaping/yard maintenance crew tends to Andy’s yard.
In the b.g. we SEE a card hanging from the front door
handle. Kristen pulls up to the house close to one of the
YARD MAINTENANCE WORKERS. She rolls down her window and
speaks to the worker.
Excuse me, have you seen Andy today?
YARD MAINTENANCE WORKER
Did he set up this appointment?
YARD MAINTENANCE WORKER
We’re on a prepaid contract so we just come on
a regular basis whenever we can fit it in our
Kristen looks irritated.
YARD MAINTENANCE WORKER
Is something wrong?
Kristen pulls away. The worker waves then continues his
INT. THE FRONT DESK OF TEMPS SOLUTIONS OFFICE – DAY
Andy/Kara enters the office. He is greeted by the office
Good afternoon. Can I help you?
Hi, yes. I’d like to register for any office
manager placements you might have?
Lisa puts together a few pieces of paper.
Sure. If you’d like to have a seat, I’ll have
you fill out these forms for me and we’ll see
what we have to offer.
Go ahead and have a seat and I’ll bring them
Andy/Kara walks over to a row of seats and sits down. Lisa
walks over to Andy/Kara and hands him the forms attached to
a clipboard. As she does this two OFFICE MEN walk by. They
both admire Andy/Kara’s high heels and skirted legs. They
pass by without paying much attention to Lisa.
(to the men)
The men continue to admire Andy/Kara but he doesn’t
notice as he has already started filling out the forms.
TWO OFFICE MEN
(while looking at Andy/Kara)
We HEAR the office telephone ring at Lisa’s desk. She walks
over to answer it. We SEE a clock on the wall that reads
ten minutes after two o’clock.
It’s been a crazy day. Everybody is so
demanding. A lot of people need help. I’ve
got to answer this, but if you need any help
with those forms give me a wave.
Okay. Don’t let them push you around.
Lisa smiles and lets out a little laugh before answering the
call in her most pleasant voice.
Good afternoon, Temps Solutions. How can I
Andy/Kara turns an ear toward Lisa’s desk and try
to listen in on her conversation. We HEAR Lisa O.S.
Masonry workers? No, we just deal with office
Andy/Kara realizes it’s not Jennifer and he returns to
completing the application.
INSERT: A clock on the wall reads: two eighteen.
We HEAR Lisa’s phone ring. Andy/Kara stands up and walks to
Lisa’s desk. Lisa answers the telephone.
Good afternoon, Temps Solutions. How can I
help?... Oh, hi, Jen... Yes, but we’re glad to
have your business... Let’s see.
Lisa looks at her computer screen.
Lisa’s POV as she sees Andy/Kara standing in front of her.
Hang on, you may be in luck.
Kara, do you mind some light secretarial stuff?
That would be fine.
Are you available tomorrow?
I would have to check... no wait, I know I am.
Lisa returns to speaking with Jennifer.
I think you’re all set. I have a new applicant
standing right here. I need to finish her
registration but I’m sure she’ll be fine.
We HEAR Jennifer’s voice on the other end of the call.
Is she pretty?
Lisa pauses to sneak a peek at Andy/Kara.
I’ll call you right back.
Lisa hangs up the phone and turns her attention to
Do you have something for me?
I think so. I just need to finish your
paperwork. It will just take a second. I’ll
need to see some type of i.d., please.
Andy/Kara walks back over to his previous seat and retrieves
his purse and coat.
EXT. / INT. ANDY/KARA’S NEW HOUSE – NIGHT
We SEE a nighttime exterior shot of Andy/Kara’s new house.
We MOVE inside and SEE Andy/Kara seated at a table with
papers scattered about. He works diligently, scribbling
down some numbers on a piece of paper. We SEE the memory
stick he used to copy the Preeminent Defender program onto.
INT. ANDY/KARA’S NEW HOUSE – THE NEXT DAY
We SEE Andy/Kara applying makeup. We SEE Andy/Kara’s
upper body and we SEE he is swearing only a bra on top, and
we SEE his very realistic breast cleavage. He finishes his
makeup and then looks at the turtleneck sweater he has laid
out. He realizes his dilemma. Placing the turtleneck over
his head will probably smear his makeup. A few seconds
later we SEE him struggling to get his head through the top
of the sweater without too much damage to his makeup. We
HEAR one of the disposable cellular phones ring. Andy/Kara
pops his head out of the sweater and looks warily at the
RINGING telephone. He walks over and picks up the phone. A
caller identification number is displayed on the telephone
but no name. He cautiously presses a button to connect the
call and places the phone up to his ear but he does not say
anything. We HEAR a female voice on the other end of the
line. The voice belongs to Pam but Andy/Kara does not
realize this right away.
Hello, Andy... Kara? Hello, it’s Pam.
Andy/Kara recognizes Pam’s voice but is surprised to hear
INTERCUT: Pam, dressed in a sexy evening gown, standing
at a pay phone in a Las Vegas casino lobby.
Pam! What are you doing? Aren’t you gone
Oh, I’m long gone, baby. I wasn’t going to
call but you said if it was an emergency....
I called Joy today to see how she’s doing and
she said she was really worried because she
hasn’t heard from you. She said she’s been
leaving messages but you haven’t returned any.
I thought you might like to know.
I’ve been checking my machine remotely but she
hasn’t left any. Come to think of it, I
haven’t had any messages in a couple of days.
Are you sure your machine is working right?
I don’t know. Okay, I’ve got to think about
this. Thanks for the call.
In the b.g. we SEE a man approaching Pam.
Are you okay?
Pam turns toward the approaching man then spins her back
I gotta run. Bye.
Pam hangs up the telephone just before the MAN greets her.
Pam turns back to greet the man, and he takes her hand
Are you ready?
Yes, let’s go.
Pam and the man walk together further into the casino. We
SEE Andy/Kara pacing nervously.
EXT. ANDY/KARA’S HOUSE – THE SAME DAY – DUSK
We SEE Andy/Kara’s rental car in front of his old house.
Andy/Kara walks up to the front door. CLOSE UP of a sign
hanging from the front door handle. We SEE it is from the
Seattle City Light company and it’s a notification of an
interruption of service for maintenance work on the lines in
Well, that explains it. The interruption must
have messed up the answering machine.
Andy/Kara reaches into his purse for a key. ANOTHER ANGLE
as we SEE Kristen’s car slowly come into view in front of
Andy/Kara’s house. Her cars stops in front of the house.
Kristen’s POV as she sees the back of Andy/Kara standing at
the front door using the key to enter the house.
You son of a bitch, bastard!
Kristen, not recognizing Andy/Kara, assumes the “woman”
entering the house is another girlfriend of Andy’s.
And you gave her a key?!
We SEE Kristen become more upset. She starts to get out of
the car, but instead she drives away very fast. In the b.g.
Andy/Kara enters the house, totally unaware that Kristen has
just sped away. We FIND Kristen pulling up to her house.
Tears flow down her cheeks. She stops the car and places
her head on the steering wheel. After a few seconds she
lifts her head and wipes away some tears.
I never saw that one coming. I thought you
might have been the one, Andy.
INT. ANDY/KARA’S HOUSE – SAME TIME
Andy/Kara listens to his answering machine messages. As we
HEAR Kristen’s voice we SEE Andy/Kara with his head bowed in
sorrow/frustration. He wishes he could contact Kristen but
he’s afraid it might ruin his forthcoming plan.
Hi, I’m not sure if you’re getting this –
your greeting didn’t come on, just a loud beep.
Anyway, Andy, I know you said you were going to
be busy, I am too... but I just expected a
little more consideration at this point in our
relationship. Call me, so we can talk, please.
EXT. A SEATTLE HIGHWAY – THE NEXT MORNING
We SEE Andy/Kara driving the same roads we saw Andy drive in
the opening scene. He pulls into the same parking garage
that he parked in when he worked for Apogee. He drives past
his old parking spot and parks in another spot. We SEE him
take a deep breath and step out of the car.
INT. THE APOGEE TECHNOLOGY BUILDING – A FEW MINUTES LATER
Two elevator doors open and Andy/Kara, dressed
conservatively but attractively, steps out of the elevator
and walks toward Jennifer’s desk. Jennifer greets
Good morning. Can I help you?
Hi, I’m Kara. I’m temping today.
Oh, yes. You caught me by surprise. The temps
invariably, well until now anyway, stop
downstairs at the wrong receptionist. Sheila,
the receptionist downstairs, directs the
newbies up here then calls me and let’s me know
who’s on their way.
Oh, I just came here first.
How did you know to do that?
We SEE Andy/Kara tug on his right earlobe.
I saw a sign in the garage.
It’s nice that someone listened to me and
finally put that up... Okay, Kara you’ll be
with Mr. Burkett today.
Jennifer hands some papers to Andy/Kara.
The office suite is upstairs. It’s on the
papers with your itinerary. If you have any
questions just call me at three....
Seventeen. Yes, that’s right. How did you
We SEE Andy/Kara tug on his right earlobe.
Oh, Andy told me the number. He also said you
are terrific and if there are any problems
that you are the one to call.
He said that? That was nice.
Yes, he’s a great guy – when he’s around.
Tell me about it.
I’d better get going. Thanks for all your
Andy/Kara walks toward the elevator. The elevator door
opens and Jim steps out of the elevator. He walks by
Andy/Kara and passes a smile. As Andy/Kara steps into the
elevator Jim looks back at Andy/Kara. We HEAR Jennifer’s
She’s temping as Burkett’s secretary today.
God bless her.
Jim walks closer to Jennifer and they continue their
She’s a friend of Andy’s I guess.
INT. PRESTON BURKETT’S EXTERIOR OFFICE – A LITTLE LATER
Andy/Kara is seated at Burkett’s secretary’s desk in the
space located outside of Burkett’s interior office. We SEE
Andy/Kara looking over some papers. His eyes widen and a
look of panic washes over his face. Andy/Kara is so upset
he slips and uses his own voice.
He’s here today?! She said he was going to be
Preston enters the exterior office. Immediately upon
entering, he eyes Andy/Kara.
Well, hello there. I’m Preston Burkett.
Caught off guard, Andy/Kara swallows hard before regaining
Hello, Mr. Burkett. I’m Kara. I’ll be temping
for you today.
Preston extends his hand. Andy/Kara puts his hand out for
Preston to shake. Preston gently takes Andy/Kara’s hand and
places his other hand on his arm.
Preston, Kara. Call me Preston.
Okay... Can I get you some coffee?
Yes, that’d be great. But take your time and
get used to your space and where everything is
first. Just bring the coffee in my office when
Preston walks into his office. Andy/Kara nearly faints
with relief. Andy/Kara moves about the office. We SEE him
beginning to make coffee, fumbling the filters and spilling
some coffee grounds in the process. We SEE Preston in his
office reading a newspaper. We SEE Andy/Kara typing on the
keyboard of his computer at Preston’s secretary’s desk. A
little later he delivers Preston’s coffee into Preston’s
Sorry, I should have knocked.
That’s fine. I was just looking at my
schedule. I was supposed to be on a flight to
San Francisco, but it’s been put off.
Is that a good thing?
Well, I got to meet you.
Andy/Kara places Preston’s coffee on the left front corner
of his desk.
PRESTON BURKETT (cont’d)
Ah, that’s right where I usually place my
Andy/Kara circles nervously around the room. He does not
want to look directly at Preston, partly for fear of being
detected and partly because he’s uneasy with Preston’s
forwardness. Andy/Kara spots a large softball trophy.
Yes, it is. We won the championship this year.
We had a great year.
Are you going for a repeat this spring?
Love to, but it’ll be hard. We lost two key
players. Are you a baseball fan?
Oh, very much so. Well, I better get back to
my to do list.
As Andy/Kara moves for the door, Preston speaks to him
before he can exit.
You know, Kara, I’d like to take you out to
lunch as a thank you for helping us out.
Oh, you’re helping me out more than I’m
I’d still like to treat you. I have time
before I leave for my afternoon meetings.
That’s nice of you, but I have some errands I
need to take care of during lunch today. How
Andy/Kara turns away and winces as he awaits Preston’s
Please say no, please say no.
I have an eight o’clock flight tomorrow that
I will definitely be on.
Andy/Kara pauses, gets a devilish grin, then turns and
speaks seductively to Preston.
Will you be free for dinner tomorrow?
Andy/Kara opens the office door. As he walks out he speaks
Lets’ make it a dinner date then.
Preston smiles triumphantly. We SEE Andy/Kara just about
collapse as he moves toward his desk.
Oh, my god! I can’t take much more of this!
A little later we SEE Andy/Kara about to make some copies on
a copy machine situated close to Preston’s office door. In
the b.g. we SEE a clock displaying eleven-thirty. We HEAR
some movement in Preston’s office. Andy/Kara quickly
scurries into a bathroom. Andy/Kara’s POV through a small
slit of an opening in the nearly closed bathroom door. He
watches Preston exit his office and walk over to Andy/Kara’s
desk. He looks around for Andy/Kara. In a rush he leaves a
note on the desk and exits the office. We SEE the relief on
Okay, let’s get to work.
We HEAR the telephone at Andy/Kara’s desk ring. Andy/Kara
Good morning, Preston Burkett’s office.
Hi, Kara. It’s Jennifer. How are you making
I think if Preston had his way I’d be making
out with him... Sorry, I shouldn’t have said
That’s okay. He’s like that with everyone.
He’s sneaky. He usually does things with a lot
of subtle innuendo, but it’s always enough to
make your skin crawl. How about getting away
from there for a little lunch with some of the
I’d love to but I have some errands to run.
Okay, plan on tomorrow then.
Okay. What do I do about the phones when I
take my lunch break?
Just roll them over to me or the number
downstairs. Both numbers should be on your
desk next to the phone.
I’m leaving a little early today, so I
probably won’t see you later. I’ll just see
you tomorrow morning. Bye.
All right. Bye.
Andy/Kara hangs up the telephone and looks around the room.
He gingerly walks into Preston’s office. We SEE him survey
the office. He notices the softball trophy and shakes his
head in disgust. Andy/Kara walks over to Preston’s desk and
sits down in front of Preston’s computer. Just as he’s
about to start working on the computer he realizes he needs
something. He walks out of Preston’s office and into the
outer office where he left his purse. He pulls out a set of
latex gloves and pulls them on his hands. He takes his
purse and walks back into Preston’s office. Before he sits
back down in front of Preston’s computer we HEAR the
telephone at Andy/Kara’s desk ring. Andy/Kara walks out of
Preston’s office and answers the telephone.
Good morning, Preston Burkett’s office... No
it’s not. Transfer you? Just one second.
Andy/Kara looks at a sheet of telephone extension numbers
for each office and transfer the call. As soon as he does,
the telephone rings again.
Good morn... Good afternoon, Preston Burkett’s
office... Just one second, please.
Andy/Kara transfers another call.
They must have rolled all the calls over to me
while they’re at lunch!
We SEE SEVERAL SHOTS of Andy/Kara answering the telephone,
making copies, and faxing papers. We SEE him pick up a list
of things he was scheduled to do during the day. The list
has about half the items crossed out. Andy/Kara types on
the computer at his desk. He pauses to view the time
displayed on the computer screen and we SEE it is two-
Damn! I’m not going to have enough time!
INT. ANDY’S NEW HOUSE – THE SAME NIGHT
We FIND Andy/Kara sunk down deep in a chair, looking tired.
The heels he wore at work lie on the floor next to him. He
rubs his aching feet. He gets up and goes into the bathroom
and draw a bath. A little later we Andy/Kara emerges from
the bathroom wearing a robe. He picks up a disposable
cellular telephone and place a call.
(with Andy’s voice)
Hi, Andy. I was about to get in a nice bath.
Can I call you back?
You don’t have to. I just wanted to tell you
that I just spoke with Kara and she said
Preston was hitting on her. I thought you said
he wasn’t going to be in?
Sorry about that. His schedule changed. But
tomorrow he’s got an eight o’clock flight then
he’s coming back for a dinner appointment
before leaving for the weekend so she should be
Okay. See you tomorrow. I mean, I’ll call you
INT. THE APOGEE BUILDING – THE NEXT MORNING
Andy/Kara, wearing a skirt and a casual top, enters
Burkett’s outer office. He walks into Preston’s office
carrying his purse. He sits down at Preston’s computer.
Andy/Kara’s latex covered hand reaches into his purse and
pulls out the green memory stick with the copied Preeminent
Defender program on it. Just as he is about to place the
disk in the computer we HEAR the outer office door open and
we HEAR someone enter. Andy/Kara quickly turns in Preston’s
swivel chair to see who is entering. As he does he bangs
his shin on the edge of the desk, and he emits a muffled cry
We MOVE to the outer office and we SEE a MAINTENANCE PERSON
looking around in search of the painful cry he heard.
Andy/Kara stands up and walks, first with a limp and then
recovering to a normal gate by the time he reaches the door.
With his hands behind his back he steps out to SEE the
Hi. I just need to clean this bathroom.
I got Mr. Burkett’s yesterday.
Sure. Go ahead.
Andy/Kara turns and moves back into Preston’s office. We
SEE him look down at his shin. He notices a run in his hose
and a dribble of blood leaking from a little slice of open
Andy/Kara moves over to Preston’s desk. He pulls some
tissues from a box on the desk and blots the blood on his
leg. He then places the tissues in his purse. We SEE
Andy/Kara sitting at Preston’s desk, waiting anxiously for
the maintenance person to leave. A few seconds later we
HEAR the maintenance person leaving.
Andy/Kara gets up and walks close enough to the door to make
sure the maintenance person has left. He then returns to
the computer. We SEE him download the Preeminent Defender
program onto Preston’s computer. As the program loads, he
picks up the telephone. We SEE him press three, one, seven
and wait for Jennifer to answer.
Jennifer, hi. I think I’m going to
have to pass on lunch today. I’m
feeling a little,... bloated. If I get
everything done, I might leave early and
you can just deduct the hours from my
pay, okay?... Thanks. Bye.
INTERCUT: Jennifer sitting at her desk.
We SEE Jennifer look down at the lit number on the
telephone. It has Burkett written next to it. We SEE
Jennifer pause and take note of this then disconnect the
call. We HEAR another line on Jennifer’s telephone ring.
BACK TO SCENE
We SEE Andy/Kara working quickly on Burkett’s computer. We
SEE Preston Burkett’s bank statement on the screen. We SEE
Andy/Kara select a transfer funds option box. Andy/Kara
continues to work at the computer, typing rapidly. We SEE
some financial papers with dollar amounts on the screen. At
the top of the screen we SEE the Apogee Technology company
logo and name. We see a CLOSE UP of Andy/Kara’s hands
typing on the keyboard. Andy/Kara talks to himself in
Andy’s voice as he continues to work.
Okay, moving along nicely. This program
is pure genius!
INTERCUT: Jennifer at her desk talking on the telephone.
I’m sorry, Mr. Burkett is not available...
Jennifer disconnects the call then speaks out loud to
Why did she roll her calls over to me?
Jennifer contemplates her last statement. She then adjusts
her headset and presses a few buttons in the same manner she
did when she listened in on Andy and Preston’s argument when
Andy was being fired.
BACK TO SCENE
Andy/Kara sits at the computer smiling triumphantly.
(in Andy’s voice)
INTERCUT: Jennifer listening in. We SEE her look perplexed
then we SEE her eyes grow wide. She covers her mouth upon
realizing her discovery.
BACK TO SCENE
One final touch and we’re golden!
Andy/Kara makes a few more keystrokes then sits back in the
chair, his mission accomplished. He pauses a second to
relish his revengeful victory. He then quickly removes the
data storage device from the computer, performs a few
keystrokes, places the stick in his purse, places the purse
strap on his shoulder and walks out of Preston’s office. He
grabs his coat and nonchalantly strolls out of the outer
office and into a hallway. We SEE him move down the hallway
and through a door labeled stairs.
INT. / EXT. A MEN’S CLOTHING STORE – A LITTLE LATER
A WOMAN SALESPERSON in the store packs a few items for
Thank you. I’m sure he’ll be happy with your
selections. I’d like to say I’ll see you again
but this is my last day. I’m moving to Atlanta
I hear that’s a great city. Good luck.
Andy/Kara walks out of the store carrying a few bags.
INT. A RESTAURANT – LATER THE SAME NIGHT
Preston Burkett is seated alone at a table. We SEE him look
at his watch then tap his fingers on the table.
A WAITER delivers a drink to Preston.
I have a message for you from Kara. She said
she apologizes but she is running late and
should be here shortly.
Thank you. I was starting to worry.
INT. ANDY’S NEW HOUSE – SAME TIME
Andy/Kara smiles deviously as he takes a disposable cellular
phone away from his ear and places it into his purse.
EXT. A SMALL HERTZ CAR RENTAL LOT – NIGHT
We SEE Andy/Kara’s rental car parked in the nearly desolate
lot. The agency is closed and there does not appear to be
anyone else nearby.
BACK TO BURKETT’S TABLE AT THE RESTAURANT – LATER
Preston is still seated alone at his table. He looks at his
watch again. A waiter clears a table and we SEE the
restaurant has only a couple of other tables with seated
patrons. The waiter, carrying some dishes from the table he
just cleared, walks up to Preston’s table.
I’m sorry, Mr. Burkett. I hope she’s okay.
Preston nods his head and brushes the waiter off with a wave
of his hands. He pulls out his bank card then put it away,
opting to pay with cash instead.
He leaves some cash on the table and walks away from the
table and toward the restaurant’s exit.
EXT. THE SMALL HERTZ CAR RENTAL PARKING LOT – A LITTLE LATER
Andy emerges from the car. He is wearing the male clothes
he bought at the store in the earlier scene. His hair is
slicked back and is colored close to his natural color. He
places a baseball cap on his head and pulls a couple of bags
out of the car. We SEE him check himself from head to toe,
and we see he is completely transformed back to his male
self. MOVE with him as he walks away from the car and down
a street. He slows down at a garbage dumpster, but then we
HEAR the sound of a truck stopping which catches Andy’s
attention. Farther down the street we SEE a garbage truck
and a GARBAGE MAN tossing some trash into the back of it.
Andy approaches the garbage man.
Excuse me. Oh, this is perfect! Help me out,
man. My girlfriend just trashed some of my
stuff so I’m getting even with her. Toss these
bags in the back and crush them like she
crushed my heart, man, and I’ll give you a
A fifty? You’re kidding, right? Where’s the
Andy hands the garbage man a fifty. Andy tosses the bags in
the back of the truck.
Stupid hidden camera television shows make it
so you can’t believe anyone. I’m not kidding,
man. Do it, baby! Hey, can I pull the handle?
The garbage man step aside and puts the fifty in one of his
Hell, you can drive the truck.
Andy presses the handle that activates the crusher on the
truck. We SEE the bags mix together with the other garbage
and compress. Andy cheers.
Andy continues the act as he gives the garbage man a high
Andy walks down the street. We FOLLOW him as he walks a
little further before hailing a cab. As Andy gets in the
cab in the b.g. we SEE the garbage man focusing on emptying
more trash into the back of the truck.
INT. THE FIRST CLASS SECTION OF AN AIRPLANE – SAME NIGHT
Andy rests comfortably with his eyes closed and partially
covered by his baseball cap. His legs are stretched out and
his feet are elevated resting on his carry on bag. A FEMALE
FLIGHT ATTENDANT approaches Andy. The flight attendant’s
POV as she looks at Andy’s legs. His pant legs are pushed
up his leg and his socks have fallen slightly, exposing his
smooth leg. She then looks at Andy’s forehead and notices
his perfectly shaped eyebrows. We SEE the attendant look
curiously at Andy before moving on.
INT. PRESTON BURKETT’S OFFICE – MONDAY MORNING
We SEE Preston sitting at his computer but reading a
newspaper. We HEAR his telephone ring. He answers the
Mr. Burkett, I have your bank on the line.
Put it through... Hello... What kind of
problem?... That’s impossible!
We SEE Preston take a few seconds to call up his bank
account statement on his computer. We SEE the balance
indicating he has $6.30 in his account. We SEE the screen
go dark. We SEE Preston staring incredulously at his
computer. ANGLE ON the computer screen. We SEE a black
screen then a clown face appears. The face frowns, and then
we SEE tears drip from the clown’s eyes and down his cheeks.
His bank account screen pops up briefly then the screen
fades to black again and the same clown reappears. We HEAR
the bank officer’s voice through the telephone.
BANK OFFICER (V.O.)
We HEAR another line on Preston’s telephone ring. Preston
snaps out of his trance and answers the call.
What is it?!
I have our senior accountant with an urgent
Preston presses a number on the phone to connect the call.
This better not be bad news, Gary.
We SEE the life drain out of Preston’s face.
PRESTON BURKETT (cont’d)
How can that... how can that be?!
INTERCUT: Jennifer at her desk. Assuming there is a major
problem, she wrings her hands nervously.
INT. PRESTON BURKETT’S OUTER OFFICE – A LITTLE LATER
TWO FBI AGENTS from the special investigative team to which
Kristen belongs talk to Preston.
(to the agents)
I need to get our senior accountant and our
head computer guy up here to speak with you.
I’ll be right back.
Preston exits as we SEE Kristen enter the room. She tries
to size up Preston as he leaves then she turns to talk to
her coworkers, MARTIN FRENCH and TOM HENDRICKS.
Was that Burkett?
Yeah, he seems pretty distraught.
So you think he’s uninvolved?
Frankly, he doesn’t seem smart enough to move
twenty million into untraceable accounts.
Twenty mill.? Wow! Maybe he’s a good actor?
You’re chasing the wrong dog. We know it was
the woman temp. She was in the last two days.
It’s just a matter of time before we track her
So she’s smart enough to steal twenty million,
but dumb enough to wait at home until we come
We SEE Tom chuckle.
Look, this is our case. I’m not even sure
why you’re here.
I was told to come by Weathers. Do you want to
question his reasons? I’ve got him on speed
dial, it’ll just take a second to ring him.
You do know how to use a cell phone, right?
We’ve got this covered.
Have you processed either office yet?
We lifted a couple of partials.
We’re cross checking them with all the females
on file with the company.
I thought you said she was a temp?
Apogee has their temps printed if they work
more than five days. And the temp agency might
Think she has any priors?
Doubtful. Not too many embezzlers are female.
It’s only the smart men who do this kind of
job, right Marty?
It’s Martin. I’m telling you we have this
I’m guessing you were never a big fan of the,
“there is no I in team” slogan.
We SEE Tom let out a smirk before speaking to Martin.
Why don’t you have Kristen check all the
recently fired employees just to make sure
there aren’t any... co-conspirators?
There’s your bone, Krissy.
Kristen shakes her head and look disgusted with Martin.
Strange thing is, Burkett said if it was a week
later, this couldn’t have happened.
Why is that?
He’s says they were about to launch a new
encryption program that would prevent hacking
and allow for secure transactions through the
They weren’t already secure?
Got some things you thought were private
drifting out there in cyberspace?
This software was going to make the old method
obsolete. They were on the forefront of
cashing in big time.
So that’s what their press conference last week
was referring to. We need to find out who was
involved in that project.
Do you really think this was just bad timing?
Who cares? We’ve got the chick! The
transactions took place on Burkett’s computer
in his office. She was the only one in
there! We just have to find her. It’s only
a matter of time.
Tell that to Apogee’s stockholders.
Kristen begins to walk out the door. As she leaves she
replies to Martin’s statement.
INT. THE APOGEE BUILDING – JENNIFER’S DESK – A LITTLE
Kristen walks up to Jennifer, shows her badge, and
Jennifer? I’m Kristen. I’m with a special
investigative team from the FBI.
What’s going on?
What can you tell me about the temp you hired
to replace Mr. Burkett’s secretary?
Which one? We’ve had several.
Right now I need to know about Kara.
Jennifer acts a little nervous as she reaches for a file.
We hired her for two days from Temps Solutions.
It’s where we get all of our temps.
Is that her file?
Jennifer hands the file to Kristen.
This is what we received from the agency.
Can I get copies of these?
Those are. You can keep them.
Kristen looks around the ceiling area and spots a
surveillance camera pointed at her.
I’m going to need the video from that camera.
Jennifer picks up a video disk from her desk.
(handing over the disk)
One of the security guys thought you’d be
asking for it.
Really? Thanks. I just need one other thing,
and then I’ll let you get back to your work. I
need a list of all the employees who have quit,
resigned, been fired or left for some other
reason in the last year.
That might take a minute.
Only a minute? If it’s not too much trouble,
I’ll wait for it.
I’ll get it for you.
We SEE Jennifer working on her computer.
We SEE a list of names with forwarding addresses pop up on
her computer. We SEE Andy Crandell’s name near the bottom
of the list. Jennifer highlights Andy’s information then
deletes it. Kristen moves closer to Jennifer’s computer,
trying to gain a peek at it.
I really like your hair.
I’m still new to the area, and I haven’t
found anyone that I trust with mine.
Try the Allure Salon. Joy is great.
Thanks. I’ll have to see her.
Jennifer changes her mind and she retypes Andy’s name only
back on the list. She prints the list, retrieves it from
the printer, and hands it to Kristen. We SEE Kristen scan
the list. Her eyes widen upon viewing Andy’s name. She
turns away to cover her reaction.
Let’s see... I have forwarding addresses for
all but one, Andy Crandell.
Uh, yes... he never left one.
Some of these have former addresses. Do you
have one for him?
Umm, yes. I can write it down for you.
Jennifer takes the list from Kristen and enters the address.
Oh, you have it memorized?
Yes, I don’t know why.
Are you two friends?
I got to know him a little. He walked right by
here everyday on his way to his office.
Have you talked to him recently?
So his number wouldn’t show up on the recent
calls I pull from your phone?
He... he called the other day. Just to ask me
out to dinner.
And you got caught up to speed with each other?
That’s what dinner was supposed to be for. He
said he’d call back with a good day and time,
but we never connected. I didn’t want to get
him in trouble.
I understand. He’s not in trouble, but I
will need to talk to him. Where can I find
At his house?
Kristen looks at the list.
Oh, I live right by there. I think I saw a
moving truck near there the other day. Just
in case he’s not there, where does he hang?
I’m not sure... we both get our hair done by
Okay, maybe I’ll start there. No big deal.
Thanks for your help.
Kristen walks away holding the disk and the list.
INSERT: A TELEVISION NEWS SHOW – LATER THAT DAY
A NEWSPERSON stands outside the Apogee building.
Chris Johnson reporting from in front of Apogee
Technology headquarters where we’ve just found
out that a possible embezzlement theft has
occurred within the company. We know that a
special FBI unit has been on the scene, but
right now all we have is speculation and rumors
as to exactly what has happened. However, we
have seen the technology company’s stock take a
big hit today. Stay tuned to CBWN to hear more
details as they unfold.
INSERT: The man with the paper from the café who was seen
purchasing Apogee stock on-line from his home. He sits in
his home at his computer. In the b.g. we SEE his television
is tuned to the news show that just reported on Apogee. We
SEE the man’s jaw fall open in disbelief.
INT. THE ALLURE SALON – A LITTLE LATER
Kristen enters the salon. She is greeted by Joy.
Hi, can I help you?
I hope so. I need to do something different
with my hair. Andy Crandell recommended you.
Andy? I haven’t seen him in quite a while, but
I’m glad he recommended me at least.
I don’t mean to sound bold, but that sounded a
little like a bitter girlfriend’s reply.
No, we’re just friends. He’s always coming and
going. More often going than anything which
sometimes makes it hard to count on him as a
Tell me about it.
Now that was a hurt girlfriend’s reply. Does
my description sound too familiar?
We SEE Kristen’s eyes well up with tears.
I’m sorry. It’s just I thought we had a real
special relationship going. We’ve been dating,
and he’s been wonderful, sensitive, caring...
Then he just drops off the face of the earth.
Do you know where I could find him? I just
want to talk... I’m worried. Empathizing with
Kristen, we SEE Joy place a hand on Kristen’s
I know he left Apogee.
Joy’s mention of Apogee confirms what Kristen already knew
but didn’t want to face. Kristen stands upright when Joy
Did he tell you what company he went to
Pam would know.
Is she here?
She moved to Vegas. I guess there’s more
money to be made as a showgirl than a hair
Kristen’s demeanor changes and she becomes more of an
investigator than a heartsick girlfriend. She notices a
picture of Joy and Pam together.
In the b.g. we SEE a poster size photograph of Andy, Joy,
and Pam in their Halloween costumes but Kristen doesn’t see
that and focuses instead on the picture of Joy and Pam.
Is this Pam? She has the Vegas girl look.
Kristen moves closer to the picture. Joy starts to become
What’s going on here? I have the feeling I
just got played. You aren’t Andy’s girlfriend,
are you? Are you a cop?
What’s he done besides break your heart? Or
was that just an act?
No, it wasn’t. I really need to talk to him.
Can you tell me where Pam used to hang?
There’s a club she went to a lot. She kidded
about taking Andy there.
Joy writes down the address on the back of one of her
You’ll see when you get there.
INT. THE OTHER SIDE CLUB – EARLY EVENING
We SEE Kristen talking to the doorman, Frank.
It’s kind of slow now. If you want more action
you should come back around ten.
I just need some information.
Kristen shows Frank her badge.
A cop? I never would have guessed. How can I
Kristen hands a picture of Pam to Frank.
Has she been in lately?
Pam? No. I heard she moved to Boston.
Kristen shows a picture of Andy to Frank.
How about him? Maybe with or without Pam?
No, but you might want to check with our
bartender. He’s got a better memory.
Kristen pulls another picture out of an envelope and shows
it to Frank.
Last one. How about her?
I’m pretty sure she was in with Pam one night,
but she had different hair. She’s much nicer
in this photo. Name’s Tara, I think.
You’re very welcome. Come back later and there
will be plenty of people ready to rock a cop’s
Really? I just might have to then.
Kristen smiles wryly then she walks over to the bartender.
INT. THE FBI SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE TEAM’S BRIEFING ROOM –
Greg Weathers leads a briefing/information sharing meeting
with the members of the special investigative team.
I know the media might be able to help us track
down our suspect by getting pictures of her
out, but we need to try and conduct this
investigation as quietly as possible. We don’t
want to contribute to any panic behavior on
Wall Street. We already have tech stocks
across the board taking a big hit. So, let’s
see where we are. Tom?
We SEE various shots of the team as they supply their input.
The real estate office never saw our Kara W.
Renada, which obviously is an alias. She
dropped off cash for three months rent after
office hours in a drop off box at the real
estate office. It’s a lot of cash to drop but
it was received safely. The company mailed a
set of keys to a Mailboxes Etc. box. I’m
checking that out. She apparently found the
rental through the internet so we’re hoping she
left a computer trail somewhere.
Yeah, like we could be that lucky.
Well, it looks like she just up and left most
everything behind. I guess she figured she
could buy whatever she needs with the twenty
mill. We’re processing some things from her
house now, including a scratchpad the real
estate company left her to write notes on.
Twenty million is just an estimate. She messed
up a lot of info and it will be weeks before
Apogee sorts it out completely. Martin, what
have you got?
(glancing at Kristen)
The job agency didn’t turn up much. She used
high quality fake i.d.’s. With her computer
savvy, she probably did them herself. So
again, if we could turn up a computer... We
got a plate number from the parking validation
agreement Apogee has with the parking garage.
The plates belong to a rental car which was
returned to a small Hertz outlet which has
since rented the car for a cross country trip.
The agency has no video on the premises, so we
don’t know where she went after dropping the
We SEE another younger member of the team, HERNANDO.
Or if she was the one who actually dropped it.
We SEE a few members of the team nod in agreement.
Let’s assume for now that she did. We need to
try and track her down from that point... We
need that rental car back too... Kristen?
Kristen comes out of a deep thought and snaps to attention.
I’ve got dead ends so far...
Martin smiles evilly at Kristen’s lack of ability to share
But have we checked out Burkett yet? I know he
was out of the office, and that makes for a
great alibi, but he still could be involved.
I agree. We should check his whereabouts more
closely, and his computer skills. Perhaps he
dialed up his computer remotely.
Martin shakes his head in disgust. He thinks the team is
wasting time checking out Burkett.
I’m going to check out his office and computer
some more to see if we missed anything.
Brian is going over the computer in the lab.
The meeting continues with some AD LIBBING.
INT. PRESTON BURKETT’S INNER OFFICE – DAY
We SEE Kristen, carrying a bag used for evidence collection,
enter Burkett’s office. She looks around the room and
slowly walks over to Burkett’s desk. She puts down her bag
and we SEE she’s already wearing protective gloves. She
stands in front of Burkett’s desk then looks for a chair.
She sits in the chair and the force of her body against the
chair combined with the chair’s smooth rollers carry her
away from the desk. She places her hands on the edge of the
desk and pulls herself closer. We then SEE her turn and act
as if the computer that has been taken for evidence still
remains. In an effort to see what position Andy/Kara might
have been sitting in, Kristen places her hands where the
computer’s keyboard would usually be and she then goes
through some imaginary keystrokes. As she tries to
replicate what Andy/Kara might have done, we HEAR the loud
chimes of a clock in the office. The ringing startles
Kristen. As she searches for the sound, she wheels around
in the chair and bangs her shin against the desk.
We SEE Kristen bend down and rub her leg. While she’s
rubbing her leg a thought comes to her. We SEE her sit down
on the floor and examine the area of the desk that she hit
her shin against. CLOSE UP on the area of the desk that
Kristen’s leg hit. We SEE a dark spot. Kristen removes a
small evidence sample bag from the bag she carried in. She
carefully scrapes the spot and collects it in the evidence
bag. We then SEE her lifting a fingerprint from the
underside of the top of the desk.
INT. KRISTEN’S HOUSE – LATER THE SAME DAY
We SEE Kristen putting in a video disk into a DVD player.
In the b.g. we SEE the two evidence bags Kristen removed
from Burkett’s office. CLOSE UP of the evidence bags lying
on the table. We HEAR Kristen’s doorbell ring. Kristen
walks over to answer the door. In the b.g. we SEE a glimpse
of the video playing in the DVD player, the surveillance
video of Jennifer’s work area at Apogee.
Kristen answers the door. A POSTAL WORKER is standing
outside holding a large box.
Hello, Kristen. I have a package for you.
(taking the package)
You’re welcome. Have a good night.
Kristen nods her head and waves at the postal worker while
focusing on the box. She walks back in the house and opens
the box. From the box she pulls out a beautifully wrapped
present. Kristen opens the present and admires the very
stunning outfit. We SEE her take a small card out from the
bottom of the box. CLOSE UP of the card.
INSERT: The card reads: For a beautiful person. I wish
I could be there. Love, Andy.
We SEE Kristen’s eyes well up with tears.
We SEE Kristen change from a heartsick, lovelorn expression
to one of anger.
I wish you were here too. When you get back
from vacation with your sleazebag girlfriend,
you’re going to have some explaining to do!
EXT. / INT. ANDY’S OLD HOUSE – LATER THE SAME DAY – EARLY
Kristen’s car pulls up in front of Andy’s house then into
the driveway. We SEE the landscaping/maintenance man from
the earlier scene. He shovels off a light snow from Andy’s
walk. Kristen gets out of her car, pauses, and then walks
right past the man shoveling snow. She walks up to the
front door, searches in her purse, then throws up her arms.
We HEAR the yard care man O.S
YARD CARE MAN
Is there something wrong?
Kristen walks back to the yard care man.
Hi, I’m Andy’s fiancé. I just realized I left
my keys at work. I’m not looking forward to
driving all the way back to the office.
The yard care man smiles at Kristen.
YARD CARE MAN
I remember you. You two got engaged? That’s
great. I can let you in.
Oh, could you? That’d be great!
YARD CARE MAN
No problem. Our crew has a key in case we need
to get inside when Andy’s not home.
The man unlocks the door and lets Kristen in the house.
Thank you so much. And thanks for doing the
YARD CARE MAN
Included in the service, ma’am.
Well, thanks for going out of your way to help
me. I’ll be sure to tell Andy how nice you
were, and I’ll make sure he remembers you next
time he pays his bill.
YARD CARE MAN
Thanks. Have a nice night... and best wishes
for a happy wedding!
Kristen waves and moves inside. We SEE a small pile of mail
lying on the floor under the mail slot. Kristen picks up
the mail and sorts through it. She separates one envelope
from the pile and opens it while moving further into the
A few minutes later we SEE her seated at the Andy’s computer
work area. We SEE Andy’s computer is on. We SEE Kristen
pick up her cellular telephone and place a call.
Hello, I’m calling to find out if my fiancé,
Andy Crandell, started our mail delivery back
up? He was supposed to do that but I just got
back from a week in Texas and it doesn’t look
like much has been delivered... Could you?
Thanks... Yes, that’s the address... No, he
hasn’t? Hmm... Okay, thank you... No, let me
talk to him first. Thanks. Bye.
We SEE Kristen fold her phone over. She talks to herself as
she tries to make sense of everything.
Okay, you spent about forty grand last month.
You took the time to stop your mail, but you
left about a hundred grand in your bank account
and things lying all over the place. You
didn’t just disappear. Where are you, Andy?
Kristen picks up an extra set of Andy’s house keys then
walks out of the house.
INT. KRISTEN’S HOUSE – LATE AT NIGHT
We SEE Kristen running through the surveillance video of
Jennifer’s work area.
INSERT: A portion of the video. We SEE Andy/Kara standing
at Jennifer’s work area. We SEE him pull on his right
earlobe. We SEE the video freeze. We SEE the video run
backwards in fast rewind mode, and we SEE the same segment
played over again. We SEE the video in fast rewind again,
and then played back in slow motion.
BACK TO SCENE
We SEE Kristen with her mouth wide open in disbelief.
EXT. / INT. ANDY’S OLD HOUSE – LATER THE SAME NIGHT
We SEE Kristen’s car parked in the driveway, and we SEE
several lights on in the house. We MOVE inside and FIND
Kristen examining the empty space on the wall where the
picture of Burkett and Andy used to hang.
INT. KRISTEN’S HOME – EARLY THE NEXT DAY
We FIND Kristen talking on the telephone.
Dan? I need a big favor...
In the b.g. we SEE the two evidence bags lying on the table.
INT. THE HERTZ RENTAL CAR AGENCY AT SEATAC AIRPORT – DAY
Kristen walks up to a CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE and
displays her badge. She presents a picture to the
I need to know if this man rented a car here in
the last four months.
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
Don’t you need a warrant or something?
Yeah, I can come back with one and shut you
down for a few hours which I promise will be
during a peak time, or you can get me my answer
now and I’ll be on my merry way in just a few
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
Is that his name on the bottom of the picture?
My, you’re perceptive.
We SEE the customer representative roll his eyes at
Kristen’s comment then move over to a computer and start
searching the database.
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
Yes, he did. I assume you’d like a print out?
Yes, please. And I need a hard copy of all the
people who rented cars within two hours of his
drop off time.
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
You got it. What’d he do?
He shot a nosy customer service rep.
INT. SEATTLE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION – SAME TIME
We SEE FBI agent Martin speaking with a BANK REPRESENTATIVE.
The account was just recently set up.
On-line. I think. Wait... That’s not
possible. First time customers need to come
in and show identification before on-line
accounts can be activated, but apparently that
didn’t happen here.
INT. SEATAC AIRPORT – A LITTLE LATER
Kristen talks to a TICKETING AGENT at a United Airlines
terminal. The agent hands back a picture to Kristen.
I wasn’t here that long ago. It might have
been Stephanie. She’s with Southwest now. Do
you want me to call her and see if she’s in?
No, don’t. I’ll go see myself.
INT. SEATAC AIRPORT - THE SOUTHWEST AIRLINES TICKETING
TERMINAL – A FEW MINUTES LATER
We SEE Kristen walk up to a Southwest ticketing agent,
Kristen shows her badge to Stephanie before handing
Stephanie a picture of Andy.
I need your help. Do you remember this guy
buying a ticket from you when you were with
Stephanie looks at the picture and becomes a little nervous.
How did you remember that so quickly?
He bought two open ended first class tickets
with cash. Those sales are easy to recall.
Two? He bought two?
Do you remember the names?
And the other?
Stephanie nervously turns away from Kristen.
I can’t remember.
Don’t get amnesia on me now, Stephanie.
I want to help, but... I could lose my job.
Between you and me, what happened?
He said it was a surprise... for his
girlfriend. He gave me a fifty to not use a
name. I figured the airline would want the
And you wanted the fifty.
I don’t make a lot of money. I didn’t think
they were a risk. I put her in the system as a
female passenger... They probably traveled
Hmmm, in one seat maybe. Thanks for your help.
I won’t say anything.
Stephanie gives a thankful smile then Kristen walks away.
INT. THE CONNECTICUT STATE FORENSICS LAB – MERIDEN,
CONNECTICUT – DAY
We SEE a laboratory technician, DAN, looking at a computer
readout of a DNA test. Next to Dan we SEE the evidence bag
Kristen used to collect the blood and skin speck from
Burkett’s desk. We also SEE a used toothbrush next to the
other sample. We SEE Dan place a telephone call.
Hi, I’ve got your results on your favor... The
blood and epithelial samples match the sample
from the toothbrush... Is that all you needed?
INTERCUT: Kristen’s house.
We SEE Kristen seated and working on her lap top Powerbook
computer. We SEE a split screen fingerprint match displayed
on the screen. Kristen talks to Dan on the telephone
through the computer. We SEE her lean back in her chair.
She now has definitive proof that Andy is Kara. Although
she assumed this to be true, the undeniable physical
evidence shocks her.
Yeah, that’s all I need, Dan. Thanks. Could
you e-mail me the results?
Sure thing. I’ll send them now. Are you
No, but I’ll manage. Can you hold on to the
samples for now? Just don’t let anyone else
know about them, okay?... Thanks... I’ll
return the favor some day... Bye.
We SEE Kristen bury her head in her face. She then returns
to working on her computer. Kristen displays a picture of
Andy’s face on her Powerbook. We SEE her manipulate the
picture and change Andy’s hair to a color and style similar
to Andy/Kara’s. We then SEE Andy’s picture morph into a
picture of Andy/Kara. We SEE Kristen stare at the screen.
Unbelievable. Nice work, Andy. But I’ve got a
fingerprint match and now a DNA confirmation.
I just need to find you... Where would you go
to get lost?
EXT. A BEAUTIFUL SUNNY BEACH IN ANTIGUA – ESTABLISHING – DAY
CLOSE UP of a calf muscle of a person lying on the beach.
We SEE the leg has some sparse hair growth. We also SEE the
small scab of a nearly completely healed cut on the person’s
shin. We HEAR Kristen’s voice O.S.
Your leg hair grows pretty fast, Andy.
We SEE Andy lying on the beach, tanning. He slowly pulls
away the small eye protectors from his eyes.
He turns toward Kristen’s voice and sits up. Andy’s POV as
he sees Kristen, holding a large shoulder bag, standing over
This just became either the best or worst day
of my life.
Andy stands up next to Kristen.
Why? Just tell me why?
I only took what they owed me, okay maybe a
little more. But they screwed me Kristen. Out
of all of this you have to believe I never
meant to hurt you.
Are you saying that because of the handcuffs in
I’m smart enough to know there’s no such thing
as a perfect crime. I just wanted to get what
is mine, to get away even... no, to win I
guess, and then get away. I got so caught up
in this, this game of revenge that I didn’t
realize it was going to cost me my love for
you... until it was too late. The money can’t
replace love. So I sit here in so called
paradise wondering how I could get you back.
I’d give it all back for you.
Was I part of the game?
No, never. I didn’t think of it as a game
until I was fully sucked in. That’s what the
ultimate game does, it draws you in until you
feel and think you have to play with no regard
for anything else. I got caught up in my own
design principles. But I never lied about my
feelings for you. My love for you overshadows
We SEE Kristen pull her Powerbook out of her shoulder bag.
Andy stares at it.
I have all the evidence I need to convict you
We SEE Andy bow his head.
So I do lose, both the money and worse, you.
We SEE Kristen smile at Andy.
You really didn’t think you could outsmart me,
Andy senses he still has a chance to win Kristen over.
Never, not once! Of course never in my wildest
dreams did I think I’d have to. I mean, what’s
the chances you’d work for the people I needed
to outsmart... You know, the other ticket was
for you, but I couldn’t ask you to risk so
What if I wanted to now? Is this really a
great place to get lost?
We SEE Kristen smiling. Andy gets a glint of hope in his
eye as he tries to read Kristen’s face.
Yes, but we could go anywhere.
We SEE Kristen drop the Powerbook and move close to Andy.
We SEE them embrace and kiss each other passionately.
Kristen then pulls away and looks at Andy coyly.
You didn’t try on that outfit you gave me, did
Just once. But it was a little small.
We SEE Andy and Kristen laughing and holding hands.
And you’re going to let the hair grow on your
legs, right? I can’t have my boyfriend having
prettier legs than me.
You know, I was thinking about working in the
female impersonator show down the road. After
all, I did look awesome.
Fooled me when I saw you at your house.
I’ll explain later.
We SEE Andy and Kristen hug and kiss.
INT. JENNIFER’S HOUSE – DAY
We SEE Jennifer open a large envelope and pull out several
packs of paper money. We SEE one of the packs stacked with
large denomination bills. We SEE Jennifer pull a note from
under the bill wrapper of the pack.
INSERT: The note which reads: Thanks. I owed you. Andy (K)
We SEE Jennifer smile as she reads the note.
INT. A HALLWAY LEADING TO AN OPERATING ROOM – DAY
We SEE Pam lying on an operating table. We SEE the man from
the casino standing next to her. The man grabs her hand
then we SEE their hands separate as Pam is wheeled into the
room labeled, Surgery.
EXT. AN ELEGANT BEACH SIDE RESTAURANT – SUNSET
We SEE Andy and Kristen enjoying dinner. We SEE a beautiful
sunset as Andy and Kristen gaze into each other’s eyes.