"Life With Lucky"
Life with Lucky By Greg Ryan WGA Number: 1075904 Copyright Pau2-960-949 05/2004 Greg “Lucky” Robertson is a Police Officer Now, but back in college he went on a ride that was the time of his life. Life With Lucky is a story about the mild mannered college student that went to Vegas and won in the biggest poker tournament in his life. Besides winning money, he also won over the heart of the most gorgeous girl he’s ever seen in his life. His friends and his parents and even his siblings help Lucky get through the tough times. By helping his new love through her addictions it shows his deviation for the people he loves. (Scene 1. Introduction) (B-Roll of College kids walking around campus inside classrooms and going about daily life.( Back in the Day by Blues Traveler is playing in the background) (Narration) Looks like another typical day at my school, State Community College. I guess it’s different from any other education experience that I’ve ever dealt with. It’s kind of weird, all your life they try and prepare you for something and it’s not even what they told you it’s going to be like. Elementary was supposed to help with junior high. I guess that’s middle school now, oh well, “middle school” prepares your for high school, and that’s supposed to help to college. But when you look back, it didn’t help you out at all. (Shows five friends sitting at a table talking and goofing around) All your life you try to succeed to be popular, or damn near close, but I look around or experience people that try way to hard. Sad really, in high school I was friends with everyone. Its kind of hard to say hello when everyone in a single hall way is trying to talk to you. Did I think I was popular? I’ll be honest, no. But sitting with my friends, my true friends, I’d say I’m lucky to have them. Anyway (Shows Greg) that’s me. Greg Robertson, or as most of my friends called me, Lucky. Don’t ask its kind of complicated. (Shows other characters) The kid with the blondish hair is Joe and the other kid is Matt, he’s the Garfunkel of our group. If you think about it, everyone has one person like that. It might just be you. The girl with the red hair is Joe’s girl, Stephanie. They’ve been going out for a year. She seems nice and all, but I’d rather be with my girl, Alyson. Talk about lucky, I’m still wondering why a girl like her is with a guy like me. I guess as the saying goes the Lord works in mysteries ways. Does he ever. Anyway, My life was never like this, come on I’ll show you, how it all started. (End Scene 1) Fades to black and a One-year ago come up and Fades out as Scene 2 begins Monday January 3.) (Scene 2. At School. Greg is sitting in the schools cafeteria with matt and two to other friends) (Greg) Hey, where’s Joe? He’s running kinda late isn’t he? (Matt) I think it’s because of the weather, you know how he is with snow. (Greg) Ah yes, every year I forget snowflake. And in the spring you become rain drop. (He laughs) (Matt) You’re not perfect. We all have fears and pet peeves that bother us. (Joe comes walking in from out side with a girl on his arm) (Greg) Does Joe have a sister? (Lewis) I don’t think so, if he does he never talks about her. Might be his mom? (Matt) Yeah that’s possible. She would have been like 12. That’s like asking a 30 year old if he was in Vietnam. (Joe walks to the table and pulls a chair out from the table and the girl sits down. He then pulls a chair out for himself and sits down next to her.) (Nick) So what’s the flavor of the month there Joe. Strawberry? (Joe) Listen pencil dick why don’t you take a hike! (Girl) Joseph! (Joe) Sorry Cupcake. This is Stephanie and we’ve been dating for two weeks today. I felt it was time to meet the gang. (Stephanie) Oh you remembered. (She kisses him on the cheek) (Greg) Smooth. See boys this is what where going after. If you treat a lady like lady and you don’t treat them like crap your good. Ma’am I’m pleased to meet you my name is Greg Robertson. But you can call me Lucky. (He points out the other friends) That’s Matt, Nick and Lewis. (Stephanie) It’s a pleasure to meet everyone. (Greg) Um, Ma’am, may I give you a warning. Might want to watch out for Lewis, he’s the tall kid sitting across from you with military type hair cut. (Stephanie) Why? Is he sick or something? (Greg) Well, um, he likes to hit on peoples girlfriends and ex-girlfriends, and even goes as far dating or having sexual relations with them. (Lewis) What the hell dude. I didn’t do anything, I couldn’t stop it. (Greg) Yeah, but it takes two to tango, and in my book that’s your fault. However it’s not your fault you’re a scumbag. (Joe) Dude, you come near by girl, or you even talk to her, we’re going to have words. Okay Douche? (Lewis) You people suck. Assholes! (Lewis gets up and walks out of the Cafeteria) (Nick) Did you know that there’s a flame in an Atomic Bomb. (Greg) You know that if this were a murder movie you’d die first. (Nick) Why? (Greg) Your and idiot, and through natural selection stupid people are killed and the smart people procreate to create a super species. (Nick) Hmm. Well, I think its time I stopped going to the parties and got me an education. (Greg) Good start Einstein. (Nick gets up and leaves.) (Matt) I think we should get to class, its almost nine o’clock. (Greg) Yeah. It was nice meeting you Ma’am. Joe I’ll see you in class. (End Scene 2) (Scene 3 inside Class Room) (Teacher) Welcome to Astro Physics. Now if there is anyone who’s in the wrong class don’t be afraid to just get up and leave. (Class looks around and starts to get up) (Teacher) (Laughing) I see we can take a joke; in fact you are in the right room. A little trick I like on the first day of class. My name is Larry Balcerak (He spells it out on the board) this is how you properly spell my name. Not Ballsrack, or Ball-in-a-rack. I’ve had many students spell my name wrong on papers, and each time it angers me. But what really pisses me off is when students write my name in the Men’s room and and misspell my name. Last year someone wrote Balcerak is a Bastard, hey I’ve got a mother and a father. I can prove to you I’m not. But If I go in there and I find some one wrote Ballsrack’s a Bitch. You better believe I’m going to hunt you down like a dog and kill ya. Okay? Now this is Anatomy 235. Congratulations your smart enough to be in here. We have some great opportunities next month. We have a chance to go out and watch plastic surgeons perform live surgery. It’s not mandatory, but I’d like everyone to go. Now, Any questions? Well lets get started then shall, we? (camera shows clock advance to the next 10 o’clock) (Mr. Balcerak) Well, I can see by the clock on the wall we’re out of time. So class dismissed. (Class gets out of their chairs and leaves Greg, Joe and Matt all walk out and meet up in the hallway) (Greg) Psycho. (Joe) Yeah, well I suppose I should go. Gotta meet the lady at her class. (Greg) You really like her? (Joe) Well its kinda weird. We dated back in high school and like a idiot I broke up with her. I can’t tell you why? But I guess fate brought us back. (Matt) Bah Humbug. You’re lucky. It’s hard to get a girl. Not that I want one now but that’s not the point. (Greg) Just because you had one bad experience doesn’t mean you should be a hermit. (Matt) whatever (walks away.) (Greg) So Prince Charming. (Guy walking by looks at him) He’s got a girlfriend. (Guy looks away shaking his head) I guess the glass slipper never left Cinderalla’s foot? (Joe) I guess not. Might have been lost, but it was found again. (Greg) Don’t be a scumbag. Don’t dump her. Keep her, otherwise you’re a fool. (Starts walking away) (Joe) I plan on it. (End Scene 3) (Fades to black At the Robertson Household appears and fades out at the beginning of scene 4). (Narration) Well, this is my house. Kind of cool, isn’t it? Sorry about the mess. Well, what mess? Now that I think about it, my mother was a cleaning Nazi. Never mind that fact she was never home half the time. My dad was trained to do it. Whipped. Is that what I’m looking for? I think it is. Anyway, little history about my family. My dad’s a teacher. He’s won so many awards, his office is just awards, a desk, and lamp. I guess that has a lot to do with his military background. But what ever works, right? My mom is the greatest lady ever. She’s a surgeon. But since she’s so good, she is never home because she’s either training someone or doing surgery. So my dad bought me a dog when I was ten. He’s a German Shepard. The best dog ever. I call him Lucky. I know, its kind of like Indiana Jones. The reason I call him that is we picked him out 5 minutes before he was supposed to be put down. I really don’t know why the original owner gave him up. Sad really. Anyway, before I said I call him Lucky. Well, my dad being the former marine that he is, he calls him Semper Fi. It’s funny because he’ll come to you either way. I guess the reason I brought you here is, well, it kinda shows you what my life is like. About the same time as school started, my dad got a visit from his friend from the Marines. (End Narration) (Door Bell Rings) (Greg) I got it Dad. (Walks over to the door and opens and sees his dads friend.)(Walks back and call’s his dog over to the kitchen and puts a gate to keep the dog back.) (Greg) Stay. (Walks back to the door and opens it) (Greg) Sorry, Mr. Thompson. (Narration Show Cliff standing at the door) Cliff Thompson, what a piece of work. My dad and him have been friends for about thirty years. Cliff and my dad went into the marines together. My dad became a sniper and Cliff, well Cliff was a solider, and he has four purple hearts, three bronze stars, two divorced wives and a partridge in pear tree. For some reason he decided to reenlist back into the Marines after his second divorce, and ever since then, he’s tried to get my dad to join up again. (End Narration) (Mr. Thompson) Hey how you Greg. (Greg) Good. And yourself? (Mr. Thompson) Good, Good. Listen your mom isn’t home is she? (Greg) No, she’s working today and yesterday and the day before that. (Mr. Thompson) Good. I have to talk to your dad. (Greg) Trying to get him to reenlist? Again? (Mr. Thompson) Yeah. (Greg) He served two tours in Nam. Just drop it please. (Greg’s Dad walks in from his office) (Dad) Cliff how are you? Trying to get me reenlist again? (Cliff) Yeah, you got it Jim. (Jim) Ah, I see the local recruitment center is still running. (Greg’s Mom pulls up and in to the drive way) (Greg) Man, its like Grand Central Station. (Walks over to the dog and climbs over the fence.) Come on Lucky, lets go see mom. (They walk out of the house) (Cliff) Well, how about it, Col. James Robertson? I had to pull some strings but I finally you somewhere. (Jim) Cliff, I left as a Lt. Commander. Getting promoted isn’t going to change anything. I thought killing people was my future. No family, just the marines. Then I got out in 73 and did odd jobs. Who would have thought I would be teaching. I thought it would be terrible, but its not. My kids have the highest test scores in the State of Illinois; I have past students in politics, working for big companies, actors, doing what they thought they never would have been doing. I’ve got kids that would be dropouts that are staying in school because of me. That’s better then any feeling in the world. Well except when my kids were born but that’s a feeling in its own. (Cliff) All right. But if you change your mind, let me know. (Jim) I won’t. But thanks for stopping by. (Camera pans outside were Greg is talking with his mom and playing with his dog and leaning against her car) (Andrea) So what’s cliff want? (Greg) Same thing different day. (She waves to Cliff walking to his car) (Cliff) Hi, Andrea. (Andrea) Have a good day. (Focuses back on Greg and the dog when he drives away) Oh well, I guess he left unsuccessful again. (Grabs a ball by the dogs paws and throws it) (Greg) So how come your home? I thought you were working? (Andrea) I got promoted, Chief of Staff for the Hospital. (Greg) That’s awesome. I guess you were due. (Andrea) Yeah, but kind of unexpected, I wasn’t supposed to get that until next July. (Narration) Like I said before, the lord works in mysteries ways. I never thought I see two girls fight over me in high school, but they did. (Flashes to a pool at a school with a girl tied to a chair, a girl standing behind her, and Greg Standing on the opposite side.) (Hilary) Help Me! Please, Help! (Greg) Uh, Jenny, what are you doing here? (Jenny) I love you Greg. Can’t you see that? Hilary doesn’t love you. I’m the only one! (Greg) Listen this getting me kind of crept out. Hilary, I just came from your parent’s house and they don’t want me to see you anymore, and after that 100-question test on our first date, I think you need to rebel a little. Oh and Jenny, you’re a slut. Okay? Bye! (Greg walks briskly out. Jenny and Hilary look at each other confused.) (Jenny) So, you wanna go get some Ice Cream? (Hilary) Yeah. (End Flash Back) (Continue Narration) My friends started calling me Lucky after that because I seem to pull out all the bad things out in women, but its not all bad I’m good at Gambling. I know that’s shocking but hey this isn’t the Andy Griffith show. Besides if it was I’d be Barney Fife. I guess that’s why I became a cop after college, well I don’t want to ruin anything. (End Narration) (Andrea) Well, I think we should go inside. It’s getting kind of cold out. (Greg) Yeah, I’ll be inside in a little bit. I’m going to play with Lucky. (Scene Fades to black to End Scene four. Scene five a month later at the Doctors office on a field trip.) Sign Reads on the Door: Doctors office of Dewie, Cheatem and Howe. (Inside the Doctors office Three Doctors are sitting behind a desk asking people about themselves) (Doctor 1) What do you want to change about yourself? (Person 1) My Nose. (Person 2) My Tummy (Person 3) My hair (Doctors ask Question to Greg) (Doctor 2) What would you like to change about yourself? (Greg) Oh. I’m on the field trip. (Doctors look at each other) (Greg) Not the right answer? (Doctor 3) Oh, if you go down the hall, we’ll be right there. (He Gets up and leaves) (The class is standing in a hallway waiting for the doctors to open the Operating Room. The Camera pans up to a spider crawling over the ceiling. It begins to fall down towards Greg, but the line moves forward and the spider falls on the student behind him and bites him. The student kills the spider, and then starts to walk and falls on the floor in front of Greg) (Greg) Geez, hey Joe, check out Frank. Must have had a late night. (Joe) What a bum. (They walk into the operating room and into the theater above. The Doctors are getting prepared for surgery on a cadaver. Music is playing above them to pass the time until the students settle into there seats.(Theme from MASH: Suicide is painless) (Doctor 1)- Welcome students. Welcome to our wonderful establishment. I’m Dr. Franklin the other two men and Doctors Lake and Quinine. (Dr. Quinine) Thank You Doctor. (Dr. Franklin) Thank You. (Dr. Lake) Thank You. (Mr. Balcerak) Do you mind getting started? Dr. Franklin) Ah yes. Okay today your going to learn the advances of modern medicine, and how they relate to us in private practice. But before we start, any questions. (Students look around at each other. Finally Joe raises his hand.) (Joe) This is going to seem like a stupid question but… (Dr. Quinine) There are no stupid questions, just stupid people. (Looking at Joe) (Greg) Zing. (Joe) Your names are Quinine, Franklin and Lake. Yet your practice name is Dewie, Cheatem and Howe. That makes no sense to me. (The Three doctors look at each other.) (Dr. Lake) If I may field this doctors. (They shake their heads yes) The answer to your question is…. We a…. Well… See, we like the…. Shut up kid, and sit down. (Dr. Franklin) Success. (Dr. Lake) Success. (Dr. Quinine) Success. (Joe Whispers) Ass. (Dr. Lake) Pardon me boy? What did you say? (Joe) I said I want to go to Arkansass. (Dr. Lake) Exactly what I thought. (Dr. Franklin) Are there any other questions from the peanut gallery before we get started? (Greg) Uh, I have a question. (Dr. Lake) It’s not about the field trip, because you’re already here. (The three doctors laugh.) (Greg) No, I was wondering why you’re playing “Suicide Is Painless” over your loud speakers. (Dr. Franklin) A very good question. The reason we play that song is because we were big fans of M*A*S*H when we were in med school. So every time we have to perform we, play it. Sort of like a good luck charm. (Greg) Wouldn’t a rabbit’s foot work? (Class Laughs) (Dr. Franklin) Very clever. Well, they’re so hard to catch. And people think your nuts when you go to the pet store and buy, like, six. Plus, its not like they grow another foot back. So now you have a handicapped rabbit, and then you need dinner, but you can’t find anything. So you think, well, you got this rabbit. Why not make stew? And (Interrupted) (Dr. Lake) Uh, John, you’re rambling again. And kind of scaring people. (Greg) Shell-shocked? (Dr. Lake) No, not really. Just not playing with a full deck. Okay, Question time is over. Nurse, lets get ready to cut this sucker. (The Operation begins the doctors explain each incision being made. People start getting sick and vomiting.)(Dr. Lake looks up and sees people using vomit bags looks at Dr. Franklin) (Dr. Lake) Installing that cubby and the vomit bags turned out to be a great investment. (Dr. Franklin) We should put in some sneeze glass. Hey, watch out. You almost cut off my pinky finger. (Dr. Quinine) Sorry, Doctor. (Camera pans back up to were Joe, Greg and Matt are sitting. People are getting sick around them. Someone looks over to Joe.) (Joe) psst, hey doctor. (Dr. Lake looks up at him) Can you move over? (Blank Stare. Joe makes a hand gesture to move over. The doctor moves over.) Thanks. (Student) How come you guys aren’t getting sick? This is disgusting. (Greg) This? This is Childs play. I have a stomach like a rock. They could cut, slice, dice. Use a sledgehammer to break the skull. Blood could squirt out and fly on someone. (He Looks back to see the fellow class made vomiting.) (Greg) I still got it. (Joe) Are you getting hungry? (Matt) Yeah (Greg) What the hell, why not? (He gets up and walks over to where Mr.Balcerak is sitting.) (Greg) Mr. B, Uh, we’re going to get some fresh air. Matt’s not feeling well and as concerned students (Interrupted) (Mr.Balcerak) You’re full of shit. But I’m kind of hungry. Bring me back a number 3. (Greg) Back in a flash. (Joe and Matt get up and wait for Greg to walk past, then exit the theater and walk out side) (Scene 5.1 at the fast food place the three friends are sitting at a table by a window, eating lunch.) (Greg) Man, that was close. Thought if I had to sit through two more seconds I, would have to look at that crap in my sleep. (Joe) Why? (Greg) That was more than I needed to know. I should have taken that bar tending class. (Matt) Too late. (Looks over to see a very cute lady walking toward them.) Joe? Did you bring a date? (Joe) No. Why? She’s at school, you dick. (Greg) Dude! He’s slow. (Girl walks up to the table.) (Girl) Aloha. I was wondering if I could sit here? (Matt looks at the other empty tables around them) (Matt) What’s wrong with the other ten tables that are wide open? (Girl) Well, Um, I guess I could. (Greg pushes the bag of food for his teacher on the floor, stands up and pulls out the chair next to him) (Greg) Ma’am, a spot just opened up. (Girl) Well, if someone was sitting there. (Greg) No ma’am it was for my teacher. I’m sure the extra rat crap won’t make a difference. I’m Greg, pleasure to meet you. (Girl) I’m Alyson, nice to meet you. (15 minutes later goes by across the screen.) (Alyson) Here’s my phone number. Give me a call sometime, like this Friday. (Greg) You got it. (Alyson Walks away) (Matt) Lucky. (Greg) Luck by any other name would still be luck. That’s why I’m glad I’m lucky. Watch out boys, I think I have a streak coming. (End Scene 5.1 back to scene 5) (Greg Walks over to Mr.Balcerak.) (Greg) Here’s your lunch sir. (Begins to walk away.) (Mr.Balcerak) I appreciate you finding me a girl and getting her number, but I’m married. So you might want to take the girls number off the bag. Won’t do you any good in the trash. (Walks back, rip’s the number off the bag, and walks back to his seat) (Mr. Balcerak takes out his lunch and begins to eat it.) (Mr. Balcerak) Hey this shit is cold! Well, I can’t eat this. (Puts it back in the bag and throws it into the operating room.) (End Scene 5) (Begin Scene 6, March 4th, location school.) (Joe and Stephanie walking in front of Matt and Greg towards the cafeteria.) (Greg) Hey Matt, check out that car. (Matt) Oh man, that car is really cool. (He keeps walking, still looking at the car as it drives away, only to run into the door jam. He stubbles around, faces the camera and spits out a few teeth.) (Camera goes back to Joe, Greg and Stephanie sitting at a table.) (Greg) Hey where’s Matt? (Joe) I don’t know. I thought he was with you. (Greg) What are we going to do about our homework. (Matt) I’m going to give you boys a tip, look at where you’re walking. Man my jaw hurts. (Greg) Right…. Anyway, how are we going to find an honest person to bring to class? (Joe) I have an idea. Come on. (The three get up and the scene skips to them with a wallet on a string.) (Matt) Okay, here’s the bait. (Sticks a $50 dollar bill into the wallet.) (Joe throws the wallet. They hide behind a doorway and wait for someone to come by. A student comes walking by sees the wallet, sneaks up and grabs it.) (Joe) Got one. (He begins to pull the string, but the wallet comes back to him with ease.) (Greg) Hey he took our bait. (Brad) Thanks for the $50 stooges. (Laughs walking away) (Joe) I’ll fix him. (Takes a baseball from his backpack and throws it hitting Brad square in the head knocking him down. Matt runs over grabs the $50.) (Matt) Thanks for the money, stooge. (Joe) We’ll never find an honest person. (Greg) If you want to find an honest person, you better play ball with me. (Joe grabs another ball and they start tossing it around.) (Joe) Wait, how did you know I had a ball on me. (Greg) Guess? (Joe) I aught a. (Matt) When did this turn into a three stooges picture? (Joe) Did we even have homework? (Greg) Yeah, just read chapter 5 for the test next week. (Joe) Oh, where the hell did this come from? (Greg) Pass the time? (End Scene 6) (Later that day, Greg is standing on top of a parking deck watching the setting sun and has the phone number in his hand.(Girl in my head by Blues Traveler is playing on the car stero.) (Greg) (Sigh.) (Voice from behind) (Alyson) You know, holding the number doesn’t actually make the call. (He turns around) (Greg) I ah… I was going to, but I couldn’t…. I’m sorry, I really wanted to, but I keep talking myself out of it. You don’t know how many times I’d have 8 digits put in and hang up because I can’t press the last. (Alyson) What’s stopping you? (Greg) Me! Here I am with a chance to be friends with or possibly date this girl, and my past keeps saying, “don’t do it, she probably doesn’t like you.” Or she’s talking to your friend or she’s looking at the person next to you. How did you know I was here? (Alyson) Fate. (Greg) Fate? Come on. Fate said “hey he’s, here go there”? (Alyson) No. I asked myself were a nice guy would go, and here I am, and here you are. (Greg) I could have been at the bar down the street. (Alyson) I thought about checking there, but I saw you standing up here. So I thought what the hell. (Greg) (Laughing). I thought fate brought you here. (Alyson) Shut up. (Smiling.) So can I join you, or is this a private showing. (He looks around) (Greg) There’s plenty of concrete to go around. (She walks over to were he’s standing) (Alyson) So you always come here? (Greg) No, just when I am thinking about something. (Alyson) What are you thinking about? (Greg) Well. I guess probably what to say to ask you out? (Alyson) All you have to do is ask. (Greg) What if you said no? I don’t think I could take that kind of rejection. (Alyson) Listen. Even if you came up to me and said some cheesy pick up line, I would say yes. (Greg) I don’t have pick up lines I just act like myself. If someone likes what she sees, she can let me know. (Alyson) Well think for a second. What would you say to start a conversation? (Greg) Um, I guess something like, if I had the power to change the alphabet I would put U and I together? I don’t know, this is stupid. (Alyson) Actually for being on the spot, that was pretty hot. (Greg) I guess it’s a gift and a curse. (Alyson) So do you want to? (Greg) I was wondering if you would like to a go out on a date? (Alyson) I would love to. (Greg) Well, let’s go. (End Scene 6) (Begin Scene 7 Walking down State Street) (Greg) So, this is really spontaneous. (Alyson) Yeah. Different. Don’t you like this? (Greg) Well. (Alyson) What? (Greg) To be honest not really. I mean. I’m enjoying my time with you, but not this weird place. (Alyson) Oh. (Greg) No don’t be sad. It’s just. I consider myself a true romantic and its very hard for me to be, well, spontaneous. If I don’t have a schedule, I feel weird and out of place. But being here with you makes it all worthwhile. (Alyson) Why do you do that? (Greg) Do what? (Alyson) Take something bad and make it good. Complement me all the time. (Greg) Well if I saw a beautiful flower, (She stares blankly at him) okay maybe not a flower that seems fruity. Um. If I saw an awesome car, I would tell everyone about it. Its just who I am, I fall for someone first because like I said I’m a romantic. (Awkward Silence) (Greg staring into Alyson’s eyes) (Alyson) What? (Greg) Has anyone ever told you, you have the most gorgeous pair of eyes in the world? (Alyson) (Blushing) Nobody has ever told me that. (Frank Sinatra Song begins to play over the loud speakers.) (Alyson) Hmm, who is that singing? (Greg) Frank Sinatra. Um I think it’s “I’ve got the world on a sting”. (Alyson) Do you like this kind of music? (Greg) I usually have to hear it first, but I’m a blues man myself. (Narration) You’re probably thinking that I’m in the process of getting shot down. I’m wondering that myself. I have a saying. WWHB and WWRD. What Would Humphrey Bogart Do? And What Would a Romantic Do. They go together. I love old movies. My favorite movies are Casablanca and Charade. There’s something romantic about those movies. And remakes don’t get me started about remakes. People who remake movies are scumbags. Every remake I’ve seen is terrible. They ruin the story the characters aren’t even the same. I guess I’m really critical on this but it’s a major pet peeve of mine. I don’t want to put down an industry. It’s like making fun of teamsters your signing your life away look at Robert Kennedy for example. It’s not my fault I’m a sucker for romance. It’s the way I was raised. You should see it, when I am at school or basically anywhere I say please and thank you and open the door for everyone, but mainly for ladies. And they give you this look like you’re a stalker or some thing. The worst is when they say something like “What I’m not strong enough to open a door!?!” What kind of response am I supposed to give? Your welcome? I don’t know anymore, what is the world coming to? (End Narration) (Alyson) Well, do you want to dance? (Greg) I would love to. The only problem is, I don’t know how. (Alyson) Oh… So um. Do you think I’m pretty, I know its kinda straight forward? (Narration) You ever have that dream you’re taking a test you forgot to study for? Or the one were you overslept and missed your final exam? That’s what I’m going through here. (End Narration) (Greg) Well I’d have to say your eyes are your best feature. Don’t get me wrong you’re very beautiful. I know it sounds corny. But everyone’s eyes are different. Life’s little imperfections can make someone so beautiful. I know I’m not that good looking but I have to attribute that to my broken nose and all. But your eyes look like the sky during a sunset. I could stare into them for hours and get lost with out even trying. (Alyson) (Blushing) No one’s ever told me that. Everyone is so superficial. With the whole rack and ass thing. But for some reason, you’re not like that. Like heaven sent me an angel. (Greg) (Doing Jimmy Stewart) Well hold on there. Clarence, where’s Clarence? (Laughs) (Alyson) (Laughs) How’d you do that? That was good. (Greg) Every year they play “It’s a Wonderful life” and every year I have to watch it. That’s my mom’s favorite movie, and I just started doing it one day. (Alyson) That’s awesome. So can I ask you something? (Greg) Sure? (Alyson) Where do you live? (Greg) Just west of here bout 20 minutes in a town called Elmhurst? Were do you live? (Alyson) I use to live in Berwyn, my step dad still does, but I got an apartment around school. (Greg) Berwyn, man I had to help a friend move from there. But that was a few years ago so I need to get my shoots updated. (Alyson) Shots? What the hell? (Greg) It’s a family joke. (Alyson) Anything else your family says? (Narration) You know that feeling you get when you realized you screwed up and there’s like no hope of recovering? I have that feeling, but I think it’s not going to hurt me. (End Narration) (Greg) Well, my grandfather always gave me advice. (Flash Back) (Harry) Greg, I’m going to tell you about life’s mysteries. (Greg) Okay Grandpa. (Harry) Travel by train. Treat a lady with respect. And Don’t go into a line with a retard working the register. Got it. (Greg) Travel by train. Treat a lady with respect. And don’t go into a line with a retard working the register. (Harry) Kid your going to be all right. (End Flash Back) (Alyson) How long ago was this? (Greg) Last week. But he also told me. That when you find that special someone to hang on to them and never let them go. I hope that I might have found that person but only time will tell. (End Scene 7) (Scene 8 Back at the house) (His family is watching a promotional video for medication proposals) (Greg) What’s going on? (Jim) Your mother is watching a promotional video about having some medical stuff put in. (Andrea) Medications and other stuff. (Greg) Hmm. (Video) At Careful Remedy And Prescriptions. (Greg) Crap? Oh, this should be good. (Jim) Hush, son. (Video) We have many products that help the medical profession. Including moisturizers, and other over the counter medications. For example our number one selling product both in over the counter and prescriptions use is CRAP 1st line moisturizers. This product is used for restoring dry skin and preventing future skin problems. The active ingredients of this product include Vitamins A, E, and C, along with Jojoba oil and kelp. (Greg) I love jojoba oil. (Andrea) Greg, pleases. (Jim) Wish I had a big bowl of kelp right now. (Greg) Oh. (High Five) (Video) Side effects of this product include burning were applied, headaches, pink eye, rash and anal leakage. (Jim) I’ve seen some terrible stuff in Vietnam but if I saw someone with anal leakage, I’d probably thank the lord that it wasn’t me. (Greg) Oh, two in row. Dad’s on fire. (Jim) I’ve got game. (Andrea) Please I have a lot to do and less time to do it in. Oh, who am I kidding? This stuff is crap. (Pulls the video out of the tape player and throws it in the trash) (Greg) Well that was exciting. (Knock on the Door) (Greg) I got it. (He walks over to the front door and answers it. He sees four large gentlemen standing at his door.) (Greg) Halloween come early this year? (They stand there straight-faced) (Greg) Guess you guys have no sense of humor either? (Man 1) Are you Greg? (Greg) No, he’s not here right now how can I help ya? (Man 1) He’s in trouble with Victor? (Greg) Victor? (Man 2) Victor the Noble Canola. (Greg) Okay? (Victor) Spread out boys (Man comes walking up the stairs from a car) (Victor) Listen we don’t know each other. But we both know the same person. (Greg) This should entertain me. Who do we know? (Victor) You know my stepdaughter Alyson Canola. In fact you were with her tonight. (Greg) Right? How do you? (Victor) Because my kid brother followed you and her, Keith come here. (Keith walks over) (Keith) That’s him. (Victor) I want you to stay the hell away from my stepdaughter. You clear with me? (Greg) And if I don’t? (Victor) Accidents happen. Have a good night. (They get back into their cars and drive off. He closes the door and walks back to where his parents are at.) (Jim) Who was that? (Greg) The mafia just threatened me. (Jim) Well, what’d they say? (Greg) The standard “stay the hell away from my stepdaughter.” And then said if I didn’t that accidents happen. (Jim) well. (Greg) They’re going to kill me if don’t or so they say. (Jim) I could break their necks with my bare hands. Some fat slob with parmesian cheese on his breath isn’t going to stop me. (Andrea) You’re not going to break anybody’s neck. (Jim) I killed 4 people with my bare hands in Da Nang. (Andrea) You hit them with a jeep. (Jim) I broke their necks and killed them. (Andrea) Yeah, by running them over. If you had a tank, the war would have been over in two weeks. (Greg) Hey! Could we get back to my problem? (Jim) I’m sure he was joking. (Greg) No, this guy meant business. What if I woke up tomorrow to find like a horse head next to me or something? (Andrea) That’s only in the movies. (Greg) Well, that’s not the point. (Jim) This guy could be insecure or something. (Greg) I don’t want to find out. Lets move, or join that thing were they change your identity. (Phone Rings) (Greg Screams) They’ve got us bugged. (Jim answers the phone.) (Jim) Hello…. yeah hold on. It’s for you? (Greg) Who is it? (Jim) the president, who the hell do you think it is? (Greg) Hello? Yeah…Yeah…Well, let me know what happens. (Hangs up the phone) (Jim) Who was that? (Greg) Joe. He was complaining about the workers at school plowing on the sidewalk again. Some weird obsession of his. I gotta go. (Jim) Its 8:30 at night. Where are you going? (Greg) See Alyson, find out what’s going on. (Jim) I’ll go with. (Andrea) Have fun boys. (End Scene 8) (Scene 9 in the car) (Greg’s on his cell phone) (Greg) Alyson? It’s Greg. I had an interesting visit tonight. I was wondering about something. Can we meet, like right now? Okay. Thanks. (Hangs up the phone) (Jim) So where to? (Greg) 100 South York Road. (Jim) That’s right in town. (Greg) Yeah (Jim) Well. (Looks in the review mirror) I see were being followed. Hold on. Well lose them. (He begins to turn on to different streets and changing speed.) (Jim) I think we lost them. (Emergency Lights come on behind them) (Greg) (Clapping) That was a great piece of driving. You should drive a racecar. (Jim) Shut it. (He pulls over to the side of the road. The officer gets out of the car and walk’s up the drivers door.) (Jim Rolls down the window) (Jim) They’re a problem officer? (Officer) Sir, I’m Officer Briggs. I’m going to need your Drivers License and Insurance. (Jim) Officer, my Drivers License is in my wallet, and that’s in my coat pocket, and my Insurance is in the glove compartment. (Officer) Sir, you’re going to need to step out of the car. (Jim) Why? (Officer) Do you want to buy some stick time? (Jim) No. (He opens the door to get out, but the officer shuts it on him.) (Officer) What the hell do you think your doing? (Jim) You just told me to get out of the car? (Officer) Listen sir, a monkey could do my job. I’d appreciate it if you would stop mocking me. (Jim grabs the information requested and hands it to the officer who walks back to the police car) (Jim) What an idiot. (Camera pans back to the officer) (Officer) Echo 26 to dispatch. (Dispatch) Go ahead 26. (Officer) I’ll be on a traffic stop at First and Walnut, Walnut and First. On a Black Sedan License Plate S sam P paul E echo R romeo F frank I ida. (Dispatch) That plate comes back clear and valid to a Jim Robertson out of your town. (Officer) Echo 26. Ten four. (The officer gets out of the car and walks back to Jim’s car.) (Officer) Okay sir you’re clear. I don’t wanna see you speeding again, because if you do you might as well get out of your car and into mine, because you’re going to jail. You got that mister? (Jim) Yes, I do officer. (Officer) This is suburbia, is a dangerous place. Kids running around. People enjoying the night. You might be looking at something, and then, Bam You hit someone. (Jim Looks around) Wow, I never knew the empty streets could be so dangerous. (Officer) All right pal you’re under arrest. (Jim) For what? (Officer) Article 45 of the State Law. (Jim) Peeing on public property? (Officer) Ah, did I say 45 I meant 65. (Jim) Cursing in public? (Officer) Damn! How do you know this stuff? (Jim) Yeah, my brother is a police officer. (Officer) Well, step out of the car and I’ll figure this out down town. (Jim) Officer, you would be violating my rights I think you should just get back in your car before you hurt yourself. (Officer) uh… (Jim) Bye bye. (He roles up the window and drives off leaving the officer standing there.) (Greg) That was bitching. (Jim) Don’t tell your mother. She’d kill me. (Greg) Okay. (Scene 9 A At the restaurant) (Greg Walks in, looks around, but doesn’t see Alyson. He walks back out side and waits. He looks over and sees the four gentlemen and Victor from earlier leaning on two cars.) (Victor) You just don’t listen do you? I told you not to see her. And here you are. So know were going to have to kill you. (Greg) Hey, let’s not get stupid here. I mean, lets talk this out like men. (Victor) Okay, start talking. (Greg) Well, why can’t I see her? (Victor) Because she’s been promised to some one else, Robby The Yonkers Diamond. He’s more important than you. We’re the last royalty left in this place. (Greg) Well, maybe she doesn’t like the idea. (Victor) It isn’t up to her, its up to me. (Greg) Well that’s not fair. (Victor) Life ain’t fair kid. (Jim walks up to Greg) (Jim) They’re a problem here son? (Victor) Who the hell are you? (Jim) What are you deaf and stupid? I just called him my son! (Victor) This is between your kid and me. (Jim) Sorry Pal, anything involving my son is my business. Are you the scumbag who won’t let your stepdaughter see my son. (Victor) Your son is causing trouble with my family. (Alyson walks over) (Alyson) Vic, why are you here? (Greg) To keep us from having a chance. I feel like were the Capulets and Montagues. Hi Juliet I’m Romeo lets go kill ourselves. At least we’ll spend some time together. This is really ridiculous. Mr. Canola, if you don’t want me to see your daughter, fine. You can choke on her. But if I never see you again it will be to soon. (He walks away) (Jim) You come within a 3-mile radius of my son and I’ll kill ya. (Victor) Oh, how you going to do that. (Jim) Me, no one messes with my family. Ma’am. (Walks after is son) Greg, hold up. (Alyson) Why do you always do this to me, Vic? (Victor) Because you’re in the family, and we stay together. We don’t go outside unless it’s a take over. (Alyson) I don’t want to be in your family. I want to find my own someone. Not have it set up. I want you to stay out of my life. Otherwise… (Victor) Otherwise what? (Alyson) My real dad will kick your ass! (She storms off. He looks over at one of his cronies.) (Victor) Adopted kids, go figure. (End Scene 9) (At school Scene 10 March 7th) (Joe) Look! Look at this. (A Worker is driving on sidewalk moving dirt around in a tractor backhoe) (Joe) Get off the fucking sidewalk, you jabron. (Stephanie) Joe, calm down. (Joe) No ma’am, I will not calm down. I almost got run down by one yesterday night, and this morning they almost his my car. (Greg) There’s nothing you can do. (Joe) I beg to differ. (He gets up and walks out side. Cups is hands and yells something in Spanish) (Joe) Departamento de la patrulla y de la inmigración de frontera. (All the workers run away leaving equipment everywhere. He walks back in and sits down.) (Greg) What did you just say? (Joe) I yelled out that I was with the Department of Border Patrol and Immigration. (Greg) That’s awesome. (Laughs.) (Stephanie) These people need work too. (Joe) They don’t need to be running all over the sidewalks with that shit! (Guy drives in a pick up truck with garbage bags in the back) (Joe) Get off the damn sidewalk! (Campus security walks over to where they’re sitting) (Security) Son, is there a problem here. (Joe) Yeah, I got a problem. These jabrons are running all over the sidewalks I want to file a complaint. (Security) Son, are you being serious? We’re not going to ticket our employees because you don’t like them driving all over the sidewalk. Besides its March, we’ve got things to do and get ready for. (Joe) Yeah, I bet you do. (Security) Have a good day. (The Security officer walks outside and disappears. A few minutes go by and a siren is heard off in a parking lot. Joe looks outside to see the Security officer pull up in front of the window with the lights and siren going. He then proceeds to burn out causing Joe to cringe with anger.) (Joe) I hate my life!!!! (Greg) (Laughing) That had balls, dude. (Stephanie) Come on Joseph. (Joe) Yeah…yeah lets go. (Greg, still laughing, gets his things together and walks in a different direction.) (End Scene 10) (Scene 11 Mr. B’s Class. It’s about 8:30. Class doesn’t start till 9. Matt is sitting in class listening to music, singing with his eyes closed. Joe and Greg walk in.) (Matt) Man! I feel like a woman! (Greg and Joe Start laughing as they sit in their seats for class.) (Matt) What? Oh, when did you to get here? (Greg) Just in time to see you say “man I feel like a woman.” (Joe) And for his next song Matt will sing… (Greg) Ladies and Gentleman boys and girls for his next song The great Matt will sing, “Its Raining Man” and then for your listening pleasure, a medley of Elton John Songs, and if your lucky Madonna or Cher. (Matt) Shut up, ass. It’s not my fault. (Greg) It’s not? (Matt) My brother must have switched disks in my mp3 player. (Greg) Dude, you’re digging yourself a bigger hole. (Teacher walks in) (Teacher) Is this Mr. Balcerak’s classroom? (Matt) Yeah. (Teacher) I’m Mr. Suits; Mr. Balcerak called in sick asked me to teach his class. (Greg) Um…I don’t want to call attention to something but your shirt is really odd. (Mr. Suits looks at his rainbow colored shirt) (Mr. Suits) This? Can you believe I got this out of a bargain bin? (Greg) No you can hardly tell (Gives Matt a weird face.) (Mr. Suits) Which one is Matt Wilson? (Matt) (Raises is hand) That would be me. (Mr. Suits) So you’re the kid he always talks about. So when are you going to buy folders? There great for organization instead of your wacky system. (Matt) Hey, fuck you Bargain Bin Guy! (Greg and Joe break out in laughter. Mr. Suits is shocked by the comment.) (Mr. Suits) In the all my years of teaching I have never been treated with so much disrespect. (Matt) Welcome to the real world buddy. (Mr. Suits) I’m going to give you to the count of ten to leave my classroom. (Matt) Trust me buddy, My English teacher Mr. Flanagan backed down after I yelled at him. (Mr. Suits) 1. (Matt) It’s not your classroom. (Mr. Suits) 2. (Matt) I’m not leaving. (Mr. Suits) 10. (Matt) What was that? (Mr. Suits) I suggest you find somewhere else to go. (Matt) Yeah I know the exact place. It’s called my counselor and your boss Mr. Dietz. (Mr. Suits) On Second thought maybe you should stay, I’ve already been in enough trouble with students. (Matt) That’s what I though. (Greg) Dude, calm down. You’re such a dick sometimes. Grow a thicker skin. (Matt) I’m spoiled so everything has to be my way or the highway. (Joe) Well, your way sucks, so the highway. (Greg) I agree. (They get up and move to different seats) (Matt) Hey where are you going? I was going to do a tap dance number.. (Scene Fades out) (Scene fades back to Greg and Alyson, sitting in school) (Greg) Listen. I don’t want to get you in trouble, you know. Your dad, or step dad, or whatever, obviously doesn’t like me, and as I said before, I feel like Romeo and Juliet. Without the suicide part. We’ve been dating for a couple of weeks. I was wondering if, things were okay? (Alyson) Yeah, I’m just a little stressed about my family life. So I’m looking for ways to easy that stress. So I’m taking a trip to Hawaii for a year or so. (Narration) Little did I know that this “Trip” was a sign for me to help her. But I didn’t know because I wasn’t looking for a sign, normally people just tell me they need help. Her body language didn’t speak to me either. (End Narration) (Alyson) Sorry Greg. But I think we should but our relationship on hold. (Greg) I guess that’s your call isn’t it. I have to accept that call. You want to breakup with me, and trying to bring me down easy. (Alyson) (Crying) Let me explain. (Greg) No… Listen to me. Don’t call me, if you see me on the street corner don’t come near me don’t talk to me. I thought you were different. (Joe comes walking over) (Joe) Hey what’s going on? (Greg) Nothing. Just making an ass out of myself. (He walks away.) (Joe) What’s wrong with him? (She shows him the tickets) (Joe) What’s with the airplane ticket? (Alyson) I’m going on a “trip for a year.” (Joe) Why? (Alyson) Can I tell you a secret? (Joe) Sure, what is it? (Alyson) My dad doesn’t like Greg. My life has been a mess since I can remember and Greg is the best thing that’s come along in my life. But I have a problem; I’m not sure how to fix it. (Joe) Well, have your tried telling him the truth without hidden meanings? (Alyson) No, I’m not sure how he would react. He should know, because he wouldn’t think we were splitting up then. (End Scene 11) (Scene 12 Back at the Parking Deck. Greg’s sitting on his car looking at a picture of Alyson and him.(Wonderwall by Oasis is playing in the background.) (Greg) Well, I guess it was good while it lasted. (He puts the picture in his glove compartment, and takes out an application for the United States Air Force.) (As he’s filing it out, Alyson shows up.) (Greg) I thought I told you I never wanted to see you again. You’re stressed out and I caused you enough trouble. With your dad and all. (Alyson) Actually I came to tell you that… (Greg) If you’re about to ask me to help you pack, I’d rather rip my heart out of my chest before I go through that. (Alyson) If you let me finish I came here to tell you that I decided not to go. My father doesn’t bother me when you’re around. It’s something else. (Greg) Oh…Well I guess I owe you an apology. I said some stuff I shouldn’t have, I feel like Desi Arnez. (Alyson) I’m sorry for making you think I was breaking up with you. I shouldn’t have told you that but the real reason. (Greg) Lets agree to both be sorry. (Alyson) Okay, but remind me to tell you so I don’t forget. (She looks into his eyes) (Greg) You’re so gorgeous; I thought to myself that if I lost you, I couldn’t stay here. (Alyson) And the papers are? (Greg) They’re an Application for the Air Force. (Alyson) You were going to join the military because of me? (Greg) The thought of losing you was so great. I wasn’t sure what I’d do, so leaving this place would be the only answer. (Alyson) What about your parents, wouldn’t they care? (Greg) Shit. My parents don’t care. My dad would probably throw the largest shindig ever. Besides, my brother can fly in if they need something. (Alyson) Your have a brother? (Greg) Yeah. He lives out in the desert of Nevada. Well, Las Vegas. He’s on the board of directors of some casino. (Alyson) Really? That’s so cool. (Greg) I guess. Last time I saw him was like 3 years ago. (Alyson) What’s his name? (Greg) You’re going to flip over this one. Franklin S. Robertson. (Alyson) What’s the S? Samuel? (Greg) Sinatra. (Alyson) Your brother is named after Frank Sinatra? How cool is that? What’s your middle name? Something cool like James Dean or something? (Greg) Me? Uh, it’s Clarence Bailey Robertson. (Alyson) It’s a Wonderful life? (Greg) Yeah, (sigh) my brother gets a cool name. Stupid mother. (Alyson) I think it’s hot. Gregory Clarence Bailey Robertson. (Greg) (Impersonating Jimmy Stewart) Oh, you do? Well I guess I better find Mary. Oh wait, she’s right in front of me. (He kisses her on the lips.) (His phone rings in his pants pocket.) (Alyson) Greg, your pants are vibrating. (Greg) Well, I am kissing a hot girl. (Alyson) Is your phone ringing? (Greg) Oh, yeah, duh. (He answers the phone) (Greg) Hello…Hey what’s going on? Meet you at the Strike? Okay? Okay? Be right there. Bye. (Hangs up the phone.) (Alyson) What? (Greg) My dad wants me to meet him at the bowling alley up the block? (Alyson) Well, I suppose I could go back to my lonely apartment, and watch TV, and think about you, and wish you were with, me and… (Greg) Would you like to come with, because it wouldn’t be any fun with you there? (Alyson) I’d love to. (Greg) Come on. (End Scene 12) (Scene 13 at the bowling ally) (Alyson) So, where’s your dad at? (Looks Around) (Greg) He’s over by the bar. (They walk over to his dad) (Jim) Greg, How are you? (Greg) Dad, This is Alyson. Alyson this is my Dad, James Robertson. (Alyson) Please to me you. (Jim) Like wise. So please have seat. (They sit down at the bar.) (Jim) Uh, bartender (He Turns around) Holy Crap! You Look like Ted Danson, that’s so strange. (Ted) I know, I get that a lot. So what will it be? (Jim) Scotch on the rocks. (Greg) Beer, Something Domestic. (Alyson) Um, I’ll just have a coke. (Ted) Okay. (He goes back and fixes the drinks that were ordered) (Jim) So.. How are you two lovebirds doing? (Greg) Good, Good. So? Why’d you call us here? (Bartender comes back with the drinks.) (Ted) Okay, I got scotch on the rocks, a beer, and a coke. (Jim) Thank you. Here’s a fifty. (Ted) Thanks? Change? (Jim) No, keep it’s all yours. (Ted) Thank you! (He walks away) (Alyson) Mr. Robertson, I want to apologize, I never wanted to hurt anyone. (Jim) Listen, Alyson, don’t worry about it. Sometimes people are over protective. (Greg) I’m glad that you think that. (Jim) Anyway, your brother is coming into town, he has some business to do here? (Greg) Really? (Jim) No. Your mother was getting on his nerves. You know. When are you coming to visit? (Greg) Ah. Well, it should be good to see him again. When’s he coming into town? (He looks at his watch) (Jim) Right about. Now. (Cell phone rings) (People start answering their cell phones but are confused why there is know else talking back to them) (To the rest of the Bar) It’s mine! Hello. Yeah, we’ll be right there. (Hangs Up) Giddy Up. (Greg) Come on, Alyson. Lets go meet the rest of the Looney Tunes. (Alyson) Well, I’m sure your mom is nice. (End Scene 14) (Scene 15 at Greg’s House Again) (Greg) Hey, if it isn’t the pride of the Robertson’s, Frankie, it’s good to see you again. (Frank) Hey, little bro. How’s life treating you? (Greg) Great. I want you to meet my girlfriend. Alyson, this is Frank. Frank, this is Alyson. (Frank) Pleasure. Hope your keeping this little kid in line. (Alyson) Pleasure to meet you also. Oh you know it, got him wrapped around my finger. (Greg) Excuse me… Who am I fooling, you’re right. (Andrea comes walking into the room.) (Greg) Mom, this is Alyson. Alyson meet my mother Andrea Robertson. (Andrea) Ah, Alyson, Greg has talked so much about you. (Alyson) I hope it’s all been good. Especially since he’s always talked about how great of a mother you are. (Andrea) You have been? (Greg) You bet ya? And this is my dog, Lucky. (Dog sits down for Alyson) (Alyson) Aw, So this is Lucky. (Door Bell Rings) (Greg) Did you order a pizza? (Andrea) No, we were going to go out and eat. (Greg) Well, then I guess I better answer the door. (He walks over with Frank and opens the front door; He sees a gorgeous girl standing at the front, door around twenty-five to thirty years old.) (Frank) Holy Crap! (Greg) You said it. (From the other room Jim walks into the front room) (Greg) Can I help you Ma’am. (Girl) Is this the Robertson Residents? (Jim) Yeah? (Girl) Does Andrea King live here? (Jim) Sweetheart? (From another room) (Andrea) Yeah? (Jim) There’s a young lady to see you? (Andrea walks into the front room) (Andrea) Who’s here? (Girl) Mom? (Greg) Whao. Mom? (Andrea) Elizabeth? Is that you? (Greg) I guess its true what they say. You always can come home. (Narration) Have you ever watched a cartoon, like Tom and Jerry, for example. Greatest Cartoon ever. But it lost it in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Anyway, you know that scene when Tom gets caught in a mousetrap, the scream he makes. That’s what was going through everyone’s mind. Well maybe mine. That, and how hot this girl looked. What am I saying, she’s my halfsister. (End Narration) (Jim) Is this the little girl that you had to give up? (Andrea) Yeah, I know that I should have told the boys. But. (Greg) Well, Elizabeth, I’m your little half brother, Greg, and this is your Big Half- Brother, Frank. Come in please. (Elizabeth) I don’t want to bother you? (Jim) You’re not bothering us. In fact, I always wondered what happened. But you know something? Even though you didn’t grow up in my house, doesn’t mean that I never loved you. (Andrea) I’m at a loss of words. (Greg) Well, normally people say hello. (Andrea) Hello, my baby daughter. I thought that I never would see you again. (Elizabeth) Mom, since I was old enough to read, and I knew your name, I’ve been searching for you. And here I am. (Frank) What’s with the accent? (Andrea) Well, when I was in med school, I had an opportunity to go overseas. And while I was there, I met this guy. And well one thing led to another, so I found myself with Elizabeth and I gave her to this nice couple. It left me broken hearted knowing that I left her with them and not me. (Jim) When we got married, she told me. What could I say? I supported her decision, because I love your mother. And I knew that somewhere her daughter was out there. And while you two boys brought so much happiness to me, your sister was with someone else. I guess that’s why I became a teacher, to help people. (Alyson) That’s so sweet. I wish my parents were like this. (Greg) Well, Elizabeth I’m glad to know that you finally found us. Now if I need help with something. I can ask you. (Elizabeth) Well. If you need something I’m glad to help. (Jim) Well, we were going to go out and welcome Frank back, but I think we should have a celebration, if you don’t mind? (Elizabeth) No I would love to come with. I have a lot of catching up to do. (Andrea) I’m glad you’re coming with. (Frank) Well, where should we go? My treat. (Greg) How about 100 South? (Elizabeth) What’s that? (Jim) It’s a local restaurant in town. Its okay. (Andrea) Lets go, I don’t care where. (Greg) I’ll drive Alyson and Frank, if you don’t mind this way you three can catch up. (Jim) Thanks Greg. (Elizabeth) You guys are so welcoming? I thought that you would treat me like a black sheep or something. (Jim) I would never raise a child to do something like that. (Greg) That’s true. He’d beat us if we did. (Frank) Yeah. I still can’t sit down. (Elizabeth) I don’t get it. (Jim) It’s a reference toward physical discipline. (Elizabeth) Got ya. (Fades Out to End Scene 15) (Scene 16 At 100 South) (Alyson) You should use the Valet service? (Greg) Why, I can park my car. (Alyson) Well, I’ve never done it before. (He pulls up the Valet service area. Attendant walks over to the car.) (Attendant) Okay, get out of the shit box. (He looks over at Alyson.) (Greg) Satisfied? (Alyson) (Smiling) My heart is content. (Greg gets out of the car and walks over and opens Alyson’s door and Frank also gets out of the backseat. The attendant gives him the ticket for his car.) (Greg) Well. This was fun so far. (He begins to walk toward the door. The valet starts the car and peels out toward the parking lot down the street. Greg is stunned and just standing there as his car drives away. Alyson who has started walking toward the door looks back.) (Alyson) Greg? You okay? (Greg) Yeah I just have a sinking feeling that I won’t see my car again. (Frank) You’ll see it again bro. (They walk inside were the hostess is standing) (Hostess) Welcome to One Hundred South. How many? (Greg) Six. (Hostess) Is the rest of your party here? (Greg) No there… (Jim, Elizabeth and Andrea walk inside.) (Greg) Were all here, so were ready. (Hostess) Follow me. (The hostess walks them to a table toward the back of the restaurant. She gives them menus and walks away.) (Jim) Well. So many things here (Server walks over) (Mike) Hello, I’m Mike I’ll be your server tonight. Can I start you off with a drink or something? (Jim) I’ll have an Ice-T. (Andrea) Ice-T also. (Elizabeth) Dry Gin Martini. (Frank) Manhattan. (Alyson) Root Beer (Greg) Umm…Coke. (Mike) Okay. I have two Ice-T’s, one Dry Gin Martini, one Manhattan, one Root Beer and a Coke. I’ll be right back with those orders. (He walks away to fulfill the drink order.) (Elizabeth) So. Greg what are you doing with your life? (Greg) Going to college. You know. (Elizabeth) What are you studying? (Greg) Um..Pre-Law? (Jim) Since when? (Greg) Did I say pre-law I meant communications. (Elizabeth) What kind of communications? (Greg) I want to become a stand up comedian or a blues musician. But if that doesn’t work I wanna work for a television network. (Elizabeth) That should be pretty cool. (Greg) Yeah I have an internship lined up for next year. (Elizabeth) Well good luck with that. (Greg) Thank you. What about you, what do you do? (Elizabeth) I work for the British government. (Frank) Like James Bond? (Elizabeth) Not really. I’m a lawyer. (Frank) Oh. (Elizabeth) What do you do Frank? (Frank) I’m on the board of directors for a casino in Las Vegas. (Jim) And we hate thanksgiving. (Elizabeth) What? (Jim) It’s a joke. A lot of stand up people do it. (Elizabeth) Ah, American humor, its an acquired taste like drinking scotch, anyway, what about my new parents. Are you retired? (Jim) I’m a teacher. (Elizabeth) Teacher? What grade? (Jim) High School English. (Mike returns back to the table and places the drinks with the people that ordered them. He walks to another table and returns a few minutes later.) (Elizabeth) That’s so cool. Mom what about you? (Andrea) I’m the Chief of Staff for the hospital in town. (Elizabeth) Everyone has great jobs and Greg wants to become a stand up comedian. (Alyson) Hey, he makes people feel good. Loves what he does. (Elizabeth) I guess that’s what counts. Actually I never found out what you want to do? (Alyson) Me? I’m not apart of the family. (Elizabeth) Well you will be one day? (Greg who was taking a sip from his drink stops abruptly) (Greg) Excuse me? (Alyson) You wouldn’t want to marry me? (Greg) Are you joking? It’d be my dream come true if I married a girl like you. (Jim) Nice save. (Greg) Thanks. (Alyson) Well when would you want to get married? (Greg) After you finish school. Med students go through so much school, I mean we could do it before but we’d have to have an affordable place to live and I’d need a job to pay for stuff because you know we have to pay bills and everything. (Alyson) Have you been thinking about this? (Greg) Just a little. (Mike) Okay are you ready to order? (Elizabeth) Fish and chips. (Andrea) Caesar Salad. (Jim) A big Steak Well Done. (Mike) Sides? (Jim) Baked potato. (Mike) Good choice. (Andrea) What about your diet? (Jim) It’s one night dear. (Greg) I’ll have a Philly cheese steak and fries. (Andrea) Caesar Salad. (Frank) Philly cheese steak also. (Mike) Okay thanks. (He walks away towards the kitchen.) (Jim) Mike? Could you get some music playing in here? Preferably Frank Sinatra? (Frank who isn’t paying attention hears his name being called. Looks over at Jim) (Mike) Uh let me see what I can do. (He continues toward the kitchen) (Elizabeth) Who’s this Sinatra? (Jim) The chairman of the board, old blue eyes. (Frank) Old blue eyes. (Jim) Frank shut it. (Elizabeth) I still don’t know. (Jim) Frank Sinatra? (Elizabeth) Oh? I’ve listened to Mel Torme before back home. (Jim) Torme, that guys a joke. (Andrea) He’s joking? (Jim) I am? Did I name a kid after that jazz hack? No! (Greg) Dad. Calm down. (Alyson) If you will excuse me I have to use the rest room. (She gets up and walks briskly toward the woman’s restroom.) (Greg) Man. I swear to god, I have no clue why she’s with me. (Jim) I said the same thing. (Greg looks over at him) (Greg) What? (Jim) She could do so much better. Be with a guy who would beat her all the time, get her drunk and take advantage of her. Man I tell you what? She should break up with your loser ass. (Greg) What the hell? (Jim) Well, you put yourself down, I’m going to join in. (Andrea) Those are great parenting skills. (Jim) What? I’m honest aren’t I? (Elizabeth) I have to use the restroom also. (She gets up and walks to the women’s restroom and opens the door to find Alyson with needle and her belt tied around her arm about to shoot up.) (Elizabeth) What in god’s name are you doing? (Alyson) Easing the Stress? (Elizabeth) If that’s what I think it is? (Alyson) It’s air? (Elizabeth) Why would you be injecting it into your blood stream it would kill you instantly, Ms. Med Student. (Andrea walks in to find Alyson in her state of preparing to shoot up.) (Andrea) Oh! Girl you have two seconds to give me that needle. (Alyson) I can’t. I really want to, but I can’t. (Andrea) Fine, you’re choice. (Andrea walks out of the restroom and back to the table where they’re eating at. The Thrill is gone by B.B. King is playing) (Greg) Why is called a restroom? You can’t sleep in there can you? Is it different from the men’s room? (Frank) We have sofas and stuff in are public restrooms. (Jim) Really? (Andrea) Greg? I hate to do this, but I think you have a problem? (Greg) Why do I have snot hanging? (Checks his nose) (Narration) It was at this point, that things would come into light. My mother and my half sister, just found my girlfriend, about to shoot up with some sort of drug. What a great way to impress your family. She didn’t tell me because she couldn’t, then again she wanted to tell me to make me understand. What a Catch-22. (Elizabeth walks over with Alyson who looks ashamed) I never really thought about it, I new of people who did drugs, and I’ve seen all the warning signs for it, but not one was displayed. Well my reaction wasn’t the best either. (End Narration) (Andrea) I walked in there and found your girlfriend about to shoot up. (Elizabeth) I was shocked, shocked! (Greg) Listen I’m sure there’s an explanation? (Alyson) I a… (Greg) Listen. I love you? But if you’re going to shoot up and shit I don’t want to be with you plain and simple. First this “trip”, now your doing drugs. Or you’ve been doing this since we meet either way your screwing yourself. Make a choice, Junkie or Reality? (Alyson) I guess yo.. The drugs. Both? (Greg) No Deal! (Jim) Greg, you’re being hard on the girl. Do you know the addiction that stuff has a people? (Greg) Were did you get those drugs? (Alyson) From the guy, who knows a guy. (Jim) Least she’s honest. (Eats a bite of food) (Greg) How could you? I treat you like a goddess and this is how you repay me, man? Hey I’m going to diddle this guy then do some drugs, man. What a life, man. You know what? You’re going to die from this shit, man. And I’m going to be at the funeral and get up there. You know what I’m going to say? Do you? I’m going to say. Alyson was a great girl, man. You could talk to her all you want and then when your done she’ll drive to meet this guy and buy some crack! Man. Do you know that you’re going to burn in hell for this unless you fix it, man? (Camera goes to Jim and Andrea) (Jim) It’s like listening to an Alan Keyes speech. (Andrea) Yeah, maybe he should go into politics? (Jim) Will bring it up later. (Camera goes back to Andrea and Greg) (Alyson) I’m sorry. But… I (Greg) Oh my god. She’s sorry. Hey world she’s sorry! (Mike comes walking over.) (Mike) Is everything okay? (Greg) And you! I don’t know you but you’re probably a jackass, plus you look like you slept in a drawer. (Alyson) Don’t yell at him. (Mike) Screw off dude! (Greg) Oh yeah? (He turns and roundhouse punches him in the face breaking Mikes nose. Mike falls into a table next him causing it to fall. Greg hold’s his hand in pain. Mike stubbles to the ground and gets up grabbing a napkin and placing it over his bleeding nose.) (Jim) Greg what the hell is wrong with you? (Greg) What? I didn’t think he’d get up. (The manager comes out of the back) (Manager) What the hell is going on out here? (Mike) That dude just punched me in the face. (Manager) Is that true? (Greg) Yeah. (Manager) Your outta here mister! (He signals over a host) (Manager) Escort this gentleman out. (Greg) Save your strength, I’ll leave myself. (He Walks out of the restaurant. Walks over to the valet and gives him the ticket. The valet walks over to the parking lot were Greg’s car is parked and returns a few minutes later. Greg tips him and gets into his car. Alyson comes outside and over to Greg’s car.( I Pray for you by Big and Rich is playing through the next scene) (Alyson) Greg. Wait. (Greg) You had your chance. (He drives away leaving Alyson standing at the curb tearing up. Jim walks out of the restaurant and over to Alyson.) (Jim) Come one kid, lets get you some help. (Alyson looks over at him) (Alyson) Why do you still want to help me? (Jim) Because kid, you obviously care for him. (End Scene 16) (Scene 17) (July 4th Greg is outside mowing the front yard. He finishes the front and begins to take the lawn mower to the garage when hears a car pull up in front of his house. He continues walking toward the back. He hears the door open but doesn’t acknowledge it, puts the lawnmower away and starts walking back toward the front and sees a girl leaning on her car. He doesn’t recognize her.) (Alyson) How are you cowboy? (Greg) Alyson? Man you look great. (Alyson) Well thanks to your dad I got the drug help I needed. (Greg) Oh really? (Alyson) So how are you? (Greg) Good. You? (Alyson) Good. So you want to do something? (Greg) I can’t. I’m doing something with my girlfriend. (Alyson) oh? Really? (She looks dejected) (Greg) Yeah (walks over to her and kisses her on the lips) That’s if she still wants to be? (Alyson) I missed you, a lot it was all I thought about. (Greg) I missed you more then ever. I’m sorry about everything, you know being dumb and insensitive. (Alyson) Don’t be, you helped me. Your dad around by chance? (Greg) No. Why? (Alyson) Wanted to thank him for getting me into a program and all. (Greg) Well come on in anyway my mom would love to see the change. (Alyson) Is your sister here? (Greg) No, she went back home a month ago. Same thing with my brother, he had to get married so it’d be kind of weird to be here and she’s there. (Alyson) Does that offer still stand? (Greg) I guess it still does, if you want to accept it. (They go inside to where his mother is at. Scene 17A.) (Greg) Hey mom check out what a hot angel brought back. (Andrea) Alyson! Oh my god, how are you? (Alyson) I’m great, I feel so alive. (Andrea) Well you look really good. (Alyson) Thank you. (Greg) So, Alyson wanted to ask you something so I’ll leave you too alone. (Greg Walks out of the room.) (Andrea) What’s up? (Alyson) Do you think you could help me study for my med school entrance exams? (Andrea) Well sure I would love to. (Alyson) Good, because I’m not sure I want to become a doctor after all? (Andrea) Why the change of mind? You were never charged with anything so they can’t hold it against you. (Alyson) I know, I really took a look, and I want to help people. (Andrea) Doctors help people. (Alyson) I know, but not that help I’m thinking of. (Andrea) Well what kind of help are you talking about? Teaching, like Jim or something else? (Alyson) I want to be a police officer. (Andrea) Isn’t that a little extreme? You have to worry about everything. (Alyson) Same thing with doctors, I like helping people out like that. But I’m not sure if I should tell Greg? (Andrea) Honesty, sweetheart, if you and him are going to last longer then a month or two you need to be honest, he is to you. (Alyson) Yeah. But I don’t want him to worry. (Andrea) Trust me, he won’t if anything he’ll probably want to join you. (Alyson) Really? I thought he wanted to be a comedian or something? (Andrea) Well, he’s very loyal to the people he loves. (Alyson) I just don’t know anymore. (Andrea) If Greg was here you know what he’d say. (Alyson) What? (Andrea) WWARD? (Alyson) Isn’t that WWJD? (Andrea) No, WWARD. What would a romantic do? (Alyson) That’s so sweet, I forgot about that. (Greg Walks back into the room and Alyson puts her arms around him.) (Greg) What? My ears were burning. (Alyson) I wanna tell you something. (Greg) You’re not a lesbian are you? I’ve had to deal with that bombshell way to many times. (Alyson) What? (Greg) Um, never mind. (Alyson) I don’t want be a doctor. I want to become a Police officer. (Greg) Really? (Alyson) I know it’s a dumb idea. (Greg) No, I just think that you would look good in a police uniform. (Andrea) Greg be serious for once. (Greg) All right, Alyson. Sweetheart, love of my life. What ever you do that makes you happy, I’m not going to fight you because that’s what makes you happy. (Alyson) Thanks. (Greg) For what? It’s your life, I don’t control it, and I just want to be a part of it. (Andrea) Who raised you? (Greg) The two greatest parents in the world. (Jim walks in the room) (Jim) Alyson? (Alyson) Mr. R (She hugs him) Thanks. (Jim) It’s what I do best, helping out people. (Greg) Well you rubbed off on her. (Jim) Why? (Alyson) I’ve decided to become a police officer so I can help everyone not just teenagers. Practicing medicine is fun and all but you go to school all of your life. (Jim) Well that’s great to hear. (Andrea) Jim do I look fat? (Jim) oh is that what were doing tonight? (Narration) I always wondered what it would be like to be some one different. But I know that I’m doing my best in life and trying to take what others have done, and mold their success and try and get around there mistakes. I read somewhere that Bogart was really an Alcoholic, and a loner. Most of my life I strived to be like him. But you can’t recreate that. You could try so hard, his success was a number of events and because he made choices that may be morally wrong today back then it was some what accepted. Life works so weird sometimes. (End Narration) (Greg’s Grandmother walks in) (Greg) Grandma Lauren. I didn’t know you were here? (Lauren) Uh, your mother didn’t tell you I was here? (Greg) No? Well its good to see you. (Andrea) Greg stop bothering your grandmother. (Greg) Okay. Lets go. (Greg and Alyson walk’s out of the room.) (Alyson and Greg are walking into the Kitchen where his dad is making a sandwich.) (Greg) Hey dad. (Jim) Hey son. (Alyson) Hey dad. (Jim) Hey Elizabeth. What? (He looks over up and over and sees Greg and Alyson standing there.) (Jim) Well, Alyson you look very great. See I told you, drugs don’t equal success they equal disaster. (Greg) Yeah, well this very awkward. (Alyson) Why? (Greg) I’ve never heard some adult who’s like 50 or 60 complementing a 20 year old like that…Hmm. I take that back that Jessica Simpson’s father seems like a creep. (Alyson) Don’t forget Woody Allen. (Greg) And him. (Jim) Actually I use to know this guy who use to work at a toy store, he had grenade go off by his head. Thought it affected his hearing. I guess the coconut went a little south. (Alyson) Really? That’s so weird. (Jim) Not really. (Greg) Anyway I think were going to watch TV. (They walk downstairs to their TV room. They sit down next to each other.) (Greg) God, as pissed off as I was at you, I missed you so much. (Alyson) When I was there, my goal was to get back to you as fast as possible. (He leans in to kiss her, but his dad comes running downstairs.) (Jim) Hey I just heard this great joke. Okay, Okay. This girl is at this bar. And she’s depressed because her boyfriend just broke up with her. And she’s sitting drinking a beer. And a few minutes after she sits down, this guy walks in and sits down next to her all depressed also. He orders a beer. The bartender gives it to him. He starts talking to the girl next to him. He’s like man have I had a day, my girlfriend broke up with me because I was to kinky in the bedroom. The girls like same thing with me. He’s like really? So they start talking and about an hour or two later they decided to go back to her place. So they go back to her house. And she tells him to sit down and that she is going to change into something a little more comfortable. So she disappears and comes back a few minutes later, standing in this full leather dominatrix outfit. By this time the guy is walking toward the door and his leaving confuses her. She’s like I thought we were going to get kinky. He’s like I fucked your dog and shit in your purse I’m outta here. (Greg and Alyson look at each other) (Jim) Isn’t that funny? (Greg) Yeah dad. It was a hoot. (Jim) Well why aren’t you laughing. (Greg) Ha Ha Ha. (Jim) Forget it, I don’t need your pity laugh…Thank you I’ll be here all week. (He walks back upstairs.) (Greg) Well, were where we? (Alyson) Right about here. (They lean in closer to kiss. But stops.) (Alyson) What? Do I have bad breath? (Greg) No. I just don’t want to risk it. I mean what happens if they come down here and were like full into it. That would seem weird. Plus I think my dad would castrate me. (Alyson) (Chuckling) I don’t think your dad would do that. But if you don’t want to then well just watch TV. (He turns on the TV. And there is a commercial for a sexual dysfunction commercial) (Commercial) With wooded. You can be frisky in the sack just like you use to be. (He quickly switch’s channels) (Second TV show) I swear to god Doctor I don’t have any money, but I can pay you with sex. (He switch’s channels again) Just do me! Do you deal with sexual tension? (He turns off the channel) (Greg) Okay let’s talk. (Alyson) Hmm Okay. (Greg) How about that weather? (Alyson) Sure is hot out. (Greg) Not as hot as you. Crap! (Alyson) What? (Greg) I’ll be right back I have to take a shower…a very cold shower. (Alyson) Don’t, lets just play a game. (Greg) Like what? (Alyson) Poker? (Greg) Strip Poker?!? (Alyson) No. (Greg) Yeah you’re right. You would loose. (Alyson) Maybe you should go take that shower. (Greg) No..No. I’m fine. (Alyson) Want to make out? (Greg) Okay! (Greg moves closer to Alyson. He starts to kiss her, when someone walks down stairs.) (Greg) (Whispers) See I told you! (His mom walks downstairs.) (Andrea) So what are you kids up to? (Greg) Nothing we were just watching some TV but decided that nothing was on so we turned it off. (Andrea) Well, your grandmother is driving me crazy. (Greg) Oh well, wish I could help you but we were going to go get something to eat…I mean go on a date. (Alyson) We were? (Greg) Yes we were sweetheart. (Alyson) But. (Greg) Come on we have reservations. Mom I won’t be home for dinner don’t wait up. (Andrea) Okay. (Alyson) I’m so confused. (Greg) I’ll explain in the car. (End Scene 17) (Scene 18 on the date. Location Russell’s BBQ in Elmwood Park. Greg and Alyson are eating their dinners. When he notices Joe and Stephanie walk in.) (Greg) Oh.. (Alyson) What? (Greg) Joe and his girl just walked in. (Alyson) Maybe we should invite them to sit down? (Greg) No, let them be. (Joe and Stephanie walk by. She notices Greg.) (Stephanie) Joe look Greg is here. (Greg) Hi. (Stephanie) Aren’t you going to introduce us to your date? (Alyson) Hi, I’m Alyson. You must be Joe and Stephanie. Greg’s talked so much about you. Would you care to join us? (Stephanie) We would love to. Will go get are order and be right back. (They walk away. Greg is leering at Alyson.) (Greg) Wha, What was that? (Alyson) What? (Greg) I don’t want to double date. Double dating is for desperate people. (Alyson) What are you nuts? (Greg) I’ll prove it. (He scans the room.) (Greg) See look at that dude with the black hair with the big smile wearing the white shirt. Sitting next to that redhead who if looks could kill could take out this whole room. (Alyson) Yeah? (Greg) They’re on a double date. (Alyson) No way. (Greg) I’ll bet you a kiss says they are. (Alyson) Deal. (She walks over to their table. Talks with the group for a minute or two then walks back to where Greg is sitting. Walks up to Greg and kisses him on the lips. Then sits down.) (Alyson) How’d you know that? (Greg) Because my pretty little blonde I have seen that look many of times on many unhappy women. (About 5 minutes go by before Joe and Stephanie return. Alyson and Stephanie begin chatting amongst themselves while Greg and Joe do the same.) (Joe) What the hell dude? (Greg) Man I told her when you two came in not to offer, but she knew better. (Joe) Next they will be hanging out all the time, visiting people I don’t even know, then bam, no time to be with Joe. (Greg) Aren’t you being a little dramatic? (Joe) No, she wants to go visit her parents in Dayton for like a month or two. (Greg) So? If Alyson wanted to hop on the next plane back to Texas you think it would bother me…. Actually I’d probably be on that plane with her because I’m meeting her folks. (Joe) See. I hate my life. (Greg) All right Mary. (Two gentlemen walk by spilling beer on to Joe. They keep walking as if nothing happens.) (Joe) Thanks a lot you dick! (One turns around and walks back to Joe) (Man) You got a problem? (Joe) Yeah I do, you spill fucking beer all over me then just walk on like nothing happened! (By this time the other guy has come back to where his friend is at.) (Man 2) You haven some trouble? (Man) This Puta tiene un problema que derramé la cerveza en él. (This hooker has a problem that I spilled beer on him.) (Man 2) ¿Quizá debemos conseguirle un cambio de bragas así que él puede salir esas mojadas? (Maybe we should get him a change of panties so he can get out of those wet ones?) (Greg) Usted dos debe ir quizá cogida ustedes mismo antes de que suceda algo. (Maybe you two should go fuck yourselves before something happens.) (Alyson) Greg, please. (Man 1) Escuche su hombre de la perra. (Listen to your bitch man.) (Greg) Outside right now! (The four walk outside Joe and the first guy square off while the second guy and Greg square off in the parking lot. Greg immediately punches him in the nose breaking it then punches him in the stomach and then drops his feet out from under him. He kicks him one last time to make sure that he is out for the count. Joe and the other guy trade punches to begin with. Then Joe makes the same sweeping motion with his legs knocking the other man to the ground and then drops an elbow on him. Greg walks over.) (Greg) Want me to jump in? (Joe) No. (Punches him in the chest. By this time a small crowd has gathered) (Greg) Punch him the nuts Joe! (Joe punches him in the nuts. The man makes a high scream.) (Greg) Oh he did it! Punch him again! (Joe punches him in the nuts again causing him to scream an octave higher. Joe punches him in the face once more then gets up walks over to Greg) (Joe) That was nice, I like that! (Greg) Hey what are friends for? (Greg and Joe walk back inside to were there girls are waiting) (Stephanie) Feeling more masculine? (Alyson) Hey, if Greg wants to fight for my honor that’s fine with me. (Stephanie) Don’t encourage him! (Joe) I’m not going to let someone walk all over me, let alone talk about you. (Greg) That goes double for me. (Alyson) She doesn’t speak for me. I thought it awesome. (Greg) You welcome baby. (Joe) See! Look at that she’s thanking him, you’re yelling at me. If you want to go see your parents go! Because your going to do what ever you want anyway! (Greg) Dude calm down, come one sit and eat. (Joe) No! This is ridicules some dude fucking spills shit all over me and I’m supposed to take it. No! No ma’am! (He Grabs his plate and walks outside to eat.) (Stephanie) Sorry. He gets kind of emotional some times. (Greg) Well when you keep his nades on a zipper of course he is. (Greg Gets up and walks out to find Joe) (Stephanie) I don’t understand? Why does he always do this kind of stuff? I mean what happens if we get married or something. (Alyson) Well for my money, if he wants to settle the score. Greg isn’t ever like that. He’s always so sweet. If we get engaged, I want to enjoy every minute with him whether he’s acting like Chuck Norris or a love struck Gene Wilder. (Outside Greg and Joe are talking about his girlfriend.) (Joe) I can’t believe I just snapped like that. (Greg) Well we had all that adrenalin pumping through our bodies so I’m sure she understands. (Joe) You don’t get it do you? This is the way she acts man. Always controlling me, dropping by unannounced its like I’m a prisoner on parole or something. (Greg) Well I guess I could understand? (Joe) No. You never will. You know why? Because your relationship isn’t like mine, you don’t have any problems. (Greg) Dude, were you on another planet? Alyson had a drug addiction! Thing’s didn’t come together until after she was out. I’m mean that foundation was there. But we didn’t get close until after she was over it. (Joe) Whatever. (Greg) No, you need to stop feeling sorry for yourself. Being mad at the world, it doesn’t solve anything. Alyson is the greatest thing to happen to me. And over coming something like that builds a bond. You need to find something and instead of striking it away. Pull it closer and make a bond. (Joe) How did you become so smart? (Greg) It’s all up here man. (Points to his head) It’s more then just a hat rack. (Stephanie and Alyson come out and walk to where Joe and Greg are.) (Joe) Listen. I feel like a scumbag, you’re the greatest thing that ever happened to me. And it seems like were floundering. (He looks at Greg who gives him thumbs up) I don’t want to wreck what we have. But if something like that happens I’m not going to take it because that’s not who I am. (Stephanie) I know. But maybe we should talk about this in private. (Greg) (Whispers to Alyson) Oh man! I think she wants to break up with him? (Scene 18a Split between Joe and Stephanie and Greg and Alyson driving) (Joe) So what did you want to talk about? (Greg) Can I ask you something? (Stephanie) Well I was thinking? (Alyson) Shoot. (Greg) How come you said that you would hop on the next plane to Texas but earlier you said that you were from Berwyn? (Stephanie) I think we should think about are future. (Joe) What about our future? (Alyson) I thought I told you. My dad who you meet is actually my step-dad. My real Dad lives in Galveston. So? (Greg) Oh? So how did that happen? (Stephanie) I think we should maybe be more serious. (Joe) What? (Alyson) I don’t know he thought that I need a better education or something so when I was five moved to my step dad’s place. You know Victor. I changed my last name so I wasn’t embarrassed. It’s really Fox. (Greg) Oh. Well if you had to leave, what kind of circumstance would it have to be? (Joe) Serious? Aren’t we serious now? (Alyson) Well I suppose maybe something like a death in the family or someone getting married. (Stephanie) Yes.. Joe you always take advantage of my good nature. (Joe) What! I’m some scumbag that runs around dickin people. I treat you like a goddess. (Greg) Alyson.. I don’t want to loose you again. So I was wondering if you’d like to get married? It doesn’t have to be now, but some day. (Alyson) I would love to. (Stephanie) That’s it.. Were broken up for the rest of the ride home. (Joe Calls Greg) (Greg) Hello? (Joe) I hate my life! (Greg) Really, because I’m getting married, So I’m loving mine. (Joe) Good grief. (He hangs up the phone.) (Alyson) Who was that? (Greg) Joe, he seemed angry. (Alyson) Eh, he’ll get over it. (To Joe and Stephanie) (Joe) Man, why does he always have to one up me? (Stephanie) what? (Joe) Well we have to get married now and have like fifty kids. (Stephanie) Yeah Joe, and while were at it let’s end world hunger. (Joe) Thanks, I’m trying to be serious here and your making fun of me. (Stephanie) You really want to? (Joe) Yeah why not your parents hate me already so I guess where doing well. (Stephanie) I think were moving to fast. (Joe Screams out the window) I hate my life!!! (End Scene 18) (Scene 19 July 26th Joe, Stephanie, Matt, Greg and Alyson are at sitting around a table in a restaurant talking about different things.) (Greg) Man if I hadn’t seen this I never would have believed it. This dude at some pool man he was like into it. We were sitting around the pool, and my dad is like what the hell are you doing! He flipped out and it turns out he was screwing the pool jets. (They all start laughing) (Matt) I was out camping and my brother and I were hiking and we saw this bear take a dump and then proceeded to wipe it self. (Everyone stops and looks at him) (Matt) It was so weird. Just looked over at us like, what are you looking at? (Joe) Well, this is all to weird for me. (Greg) Oh before I forget. I’ve decided whom I would like as my best man. Since you’ve both been great friends but I guess I’m going to have to go with Joe. (To Matt) (Joe) Oh!!! In your face bitch! (Matt) I don’t need your pity. I have a comic book collection to attend to, and then maybe wax some of my Sci-Fi figurines. (Greg) Dude, way to nerdy.. See this is why you’re not my best man. (Alyson) Well we have a plane to catch. (Greg) Ah. My friends I wish you adieu and I’ll see you in one month. (End Scene 19) (Scene 20) (Location Galveston at the Fox residents July 28th.) (Greg knocks on the door Alyson dad opens it.) (Alyson) Daddy. (Dad) Alyson Its good to see you. This is a surprise! (Alyson) Daddy. This is Greg. Greg this is my father Samuel Fox. (Greg) Pleased to meet you sir, this is a great house. (Sam) Sir? Little formal aren’t you buckaroo. (Alyson) Dad! (Sam) Sorry. Hey listen my buddies and I are going deer hunting tomorrow morning you want to come with. It’ll give us time. To bond and all that crap. (Greg) Oh no thanks. (Sam) Why, you a pussy! (Greg) What? No, I just don’t like hunting. (Sam) It’s okay. Alyson why did you bring home this Nancy. (Greg) Sir, I don’t want to be disrespectful but I love your daughter and the reason I’m here is to get your blessing because I want to marry her. (Sam) Okay Skippy calm down. If you want to marry my daughter go ahead now that you’ve said that. I’m going to take my daughter inside. You go back to the Best Western or were ever your staying. And will call you when were done talking. (Greg) You serious? (Sam) Do I look serious? (Greg) Yeah I guess? (Sam) Good. Now get. (Alyson) Sorry. He gets pretty uptight. (Greg) Oh? Okay, glad you told me that before. Guess we need to work on our communication. (Sam) You know. We just had a murder here. They ain’t found the killers yet. Heard it was a 44 magnum that killed the poor son of a bitch. (Makes a gun finger motion toward Greg.) Bitch! (Greg) Right? Well what ever. (Walks back to the rental car and drives off) (Alyson) Why’d you do that? (Sam) What? I was just kidding. Oh well. Hope the little nerd doesn’t take it personal. (Alyson) He won’t, so how have you been? (Sam) Good. But I’m getting kind of hot so I think we should go inside. (Back at the hotel) (Greg on the phone) (Greg) Oh my god! This guy is nuts. Fucking kicked me out of his house right at the door. Then says there was some murder here or something crazy. (Screen splits to Jim) (Jim) So I guess “operation suck up” didn’t work. (Greg) No. Was shot down out of the box. (Jim) That’s a shame. (Greg) Yeah. But I’ve had worse experiences. (Jim) Hillary? (Greg) Yeah! (Jim) So what’s the plan? Go back and punch him out Texas style? (Greg) No? I would like to get this guys approval. (Andrea) Greg! (Scares him) (Greg) Geez moms how long have been listening. (Andrea) Did you think this guy would be welcoming? Hey kid who’s taking my daughter come on in. (Greg) Well? Yeah I guess. (Jim) You want us to fly down? (Greg) Dad it’s Galveston. I feel like I’ve spent a year here already. (Jim) Well just hope that a Hurricane doesn’t brew up. (Greg) Hurricane?!? (Jim) Yeah Texas is in a major hurricane zone. (Greg) Really? (Jim) Yep. Well I’m going to go fuck your mother. (Greg starts to gag, and quickly hangs up the phone. His parents start making out but the screen doesn’t return back to normal.) (Greg) Hey you mind this is really disturbing. (Jim) Oh sorry. (The screen returns back to normal) (Greg) Well that’s going to be a fun nightmare. (He turns on the TV and flips around till he finds a Three stooges short. About 5 minutes into the short Punch Drunk The screen splits again and Jim walks over into the hotel room and sits down on a chair.) (Jim) Greg, do you have a condom I can borrow? (Greg) What? I don’t wanna to know this! (Jim) It’s natural. (Greg) Yeah but its creepy when your dad asks you for a condom. Plus your old! (Jim) Hey old people need sex to. (From the other screen) (Andrea) Tiger come on. (Jim) Well? (Greg) No dude go to the store like everyone else. (Jim) Fine. (He gets up and walks back to the other screen, which closes behind him.) (Greg) Well I feel dirty. (He gets up and walks into the bathroom, (cuts to the door opening with 23 showers later). He is clothed. He takes the dirty clothes and puts them in a suitcase on the bed. His phone rings on a table across the room, he walks over and answers it.) (Greg) Hello. Oh. What? Yeah. I can’t come over to your house to play some video game. Well because I’m 1200 miles away for starters. Duh. Later Matt. (He hangs up the phone. Goes back to watching TV. When the hotel phone rings. He leans over and picks up the phone.) (Greg) Grand Central Station. (Screen Splits again.) (Alyson) What? (Greg) What? (Alyson) Greg? (Greg) Yeah. (Alyson) Hey. (Greg) Hi what’s sup? (Alyson) My dad wants to take us out for dinner. (Greg) Okay? Should I pick you up? (Alyson) No he’s going to drive me. So will meet you at the restaurant. Okay? Love Ya. (Greg) Woe! You never told me what restaurant. (Alyson) Oh yeah I guess that would help. Um Rudy and Pacos. (Greg) Okay? And how do I get there since I’ve never been here before. (Alyson) Start out going NORTHEAST on SEAWALL BLVD/FM 3005 toward 61ST ST/TX-342 SPUR S. Turn LEFT onto ROSENBERG ST/25TH ST. Turn RIGHT onto POST OFFICE ST/AVENUE E. Got it? (Greg) Yeah. (Alyson) Bye. (Greg hangs up the phone and walks toward the door) (Greg) Why do the pretty one’s have to be so dumb? (He shakes his head and walks out the door.) (End Scene 20) (Scene 21) (In the car Greg is driving over to restaurant. He turns on the radio) (Station One) Okay there cow pokes we got tickets to see Garth Brooks. (Switches stations) (Station Two) Up next a Shania Twain marathon. (Switches Station) (Station Three) Save a horse ride a cowboy! (Switches Station) (Station Four) We want to send you to see Clint Black in Dallas. (Turns of the Radio) (Greg) Man, how do these people maintain? (End Scene 21) (Scene 22) (Location: Rudy and Paco Restaurant. Alyson and Sam are standing by the door. She notices Greg coming through the door.) (Alyson) Here he is! (Sam) Yippy. (He walks over to them.) (Greg) Hi. (Alyson) Hi. (Sam) You know if you want to kiss her I won’t mind. (Greg) Yeah, while were at it we should go do it in a store window. (Sam) It’s hard to keep an erection like that. (Alyson looks over at him) (Sam) What? It is. (Greg) That’s nothing, my father asked me for a condom. (Alyson) What? Really? (Greg) Yeah. (Sigh) Took 23 showers and I still feel dirty. (Sam) Well, I guess that would make you cringe. (Hostess) Is your party here? (Sam) Yeah spar key we are. (They walk to their table. Greg pulls out Alyson’s chair then sits in his own chair. Sam is still standing there looking at Greg.) (Alyson) Dad? (Sam) What? I’m waiting for your Yankee boy toy to pull out my chair. (Greg looks at Alyson) (Greg) He serious? (Alyson) Yeah. (Greg gets up and pulls out Sam’s chair. As Sam goes to sit down he pulls the chair further and Sam falls. Then Greg sits back into his chair.) (Sam) What was that? (Greg) It was a mistake. (Sam) Ah. (This girl walks by) (Sam) You think those are real? (Greg) I don’t know. They’re jiggling so I guess so…ah okay you got me back well played. (Gives him a golf clap.) (Alyson) You’re in a lot of trouble mister. (Sam) Ha Ha. (Greg) Score one for Robert E. Lee. (The scene continues on with these little pokes at each other. During the meal Sam spills coffee on Greg. Then as retaliation Greg puts Sam’s cigar into his food.) (Alyson) You know that you two are acting like six your olds. (Sam) I’m breaking him in. If he still wants to marry you after meeting me then he’s a keeper. (Greg) Go ahead make my day. (Sam) You know something kid. You’re all right. (Greg) Thanks. (Sam) Lets say you and I go out and hit the lake tomorrow and go fishing. (Greg) Well I kind of wanted to spend time with Alyson. (Sam) Ah…I see what you want, screw my daughter in your hotel? (Greg) Well seeing how we’ve waited this long I think we can wait a little longer. (Sam) What you a pussy! (Greg) I should have seen that one coming. (Sam) Set you up a mile away sonny. (Alyson) Dad please stop. Victor treated Greg like crap. I hope you don’t follow in the same manner. (Sam) All right. I’ll stop. (Alyson) Thank you. (They finish their meal and Greg and Alyson leave Sam at the restaurant and return back to their hotel.) (Greg) Well that was fun. (He walks in and lies down on the bed staring at the ceiling.) (Alyson) Well it worked out in the end. I think he likes you? (Greg) Your dad is like Ralph Kramden. (Alyson takes off her shoes and earrings and lies next to Greg.) (Alyson) What are you staring at? (Greg) This place would be bitchin with some mirrors on the ceiling. (Alyson) And why don’t we get a stripper pole for the corner. (Greg) Really? Do they have the accommodation? (Alyson) No. (Greg) Yeah, you don’t need one anyway. (Alyson) What’s that supposed to mean? (Greg) You could light a candle on the other side of the room if you looked at it. You don’t need that crap. (Alyson) Aw…Wait? You think I cannot be slutty. (Greg) I never said that. (Alyson) That’s not what your thinking, is it? (Greg) Actually I’m thinking about that Strawberry Cake I had for desert. That was pretty good. (Alyson) You jerk. (Starts laughing then She pokes him in the side of the stomach.) (Greg) What? (As he reacts to her prodding.) Ugh. Wonder what’s on TV. (He gets up and walks over to the dresser and picks up the remote and goes back to his spot on the bed. He turns on the TV.) (Greg) What do you want to watch? (Alyson) You want to get something on pay per view? (Greg) Like what? The Lohan-Duff Free for all fight? (Alyson) What are you talking about?? (Greg) Nothing. (Alyson) Common, lets watch something. (Greg) There’s nothing on. (He starts flipping through the channels selections. Occasionally stopping. (The first time is to watch a home video of a guy crushing his genitals on a motorcycle seat.)(The second time is to watch a funny commercial.) (The last and third time is at the start of an old movie.) (Alyson) What is this? (Greg Studies the opening credits of the movie.) (Greg) Um. A Marx brother’s movie I think… A Day at the Races. (The title comes on. It reads A Day at the Races. Greg looks over at Alyson) (Greg) It’s a gift…and a curse. (Alyson) How did you? (Greg) I have a photographic memory. I can see words and remember anything after seeing the first maybe second time. I remember movie quotes like they were everyday events. (Alyson) Great I’m dating the rain man. (Greg) No, I had a concussion when I was like seven or eight. It caused some brain damage when the health aid let me fall asleep and I eventually was able to over come it. (Alyson) Ah…do you want to watch this? (Greg) No. (He turns off the TV and gets up placing the remote back in its place. Then walks over to the balcony. Watching the sunset. Alyson comes out and joins him a few minutes later.) (Alyson) It’s beautiful isn’t it? (Greg) I’ve seen better. (Alyson) How? (Greg) Every time I look into your eyes I see the most gorgeous thing nature has ever made. (Alyson) Why do you do that? (Greg) What? (Alyson) Complaint me like that. It might cause me to think I’m better then I really am. (Greg) I don’t know. I want to express my feelings to you. Let you know how I feel about you. Alyson if I didn’t have you in my life, I don’t know were I would be. When I see you I wonder what a southern belle like you is doing with me. (Alyson) Oh well.. (She walks back inside) (Greg) What has gotten into you? I thought you liked it when I compliment you? Are you having second thoughts? (Alyson) no. (Greg) We’ve been through so much, and I love you so much. I try to show you that. But if you don’t love me back. (Alyson) It’s not that. My dad and I were talking I was just think that maybe. (Greg) What? (Alyson) I should spend more time with him catching up on the past. (Greg) That’s fine, I think you should. (Alyson) Good I’ll see you later. (She grabs her shoes and puts them on and starts walking out the door.) (Alyson) Don’t wait up for me. (Greg) Okay? Love Ya? (Alyson) Love ya. (She walks out the door and closes behind her. Greg Looks confused.) (Narration) I don’t understand. I never really thought that brainwashing people was possible something in the movies. But man what a trip that she had dug herself into. Her father was ridiculous about the two of us. I should have seen this coming early like an omen or something. I tried. Later in the week, he gave me a test it made the ACT look like child’s play. It was terrible I was so confused. I guess it has something to do with her being his only daughter. But am I that bad? No. (End Narration) (10pm, Greg is on the phone with Joe sitting on the balcony. Screen Splits) (Greg) Dude I think I’m in trouble. (Joe) Oh, Lucky coming around? (Greg) Yeah. (Greg) She was going on about how she should spend more time with her father. Which I thought was the reason for us to be down here. It’s way to hot for me I don’t know what I’m doing here anyway. (Joe) I think she’s being brainwashed. (Greg) What is this a James Bond Flick? (Joe) No dude I read that in certain situations if people a given enough material they start to believe what ever there told. Like if you did this and told her to get on all fours because it would make her a better person. She’d do it. (Greg) You liar! (Joe) I’m serious. Think about it. (Greg) Well I guess? (Joe) It all comes together. (Greg) Will see how this goes. (Phone beeps.) (Greg) Hold on I got another call. (He switches over to the other line.) (Greg) Hello? (Alyson) Greg? (Greg) Yeah baby? (Alyson) Um.. I’m going to spend the night in my old room. So I’ll call you tomorrow. (Greg) Yeah. (Alyson) Love Ya. (Greg) Love Ya. (She hangs up and Greg switches back.) (Greg) I’m loosing her. (Joe) I guess you’re on a hard luck streak. (Greg) Well. Lucky, it’s full count. Last lap, final second. What are you going to do? (Joe) You could buy her flowers. (Greg) Hey here are some flowers oh and by the way could you stop hanging out with your dad because it kind of bugs me. (Joe) Well when you put it like that it sounds bad but you have use finesse. (Greg) I’m not going to do that. (Joe) Come on, you have no choice. (Greg) Sure I do. (Joe is watching TV) (Joe) Oh my god! (Greg) Dude your not watching spanktervision are you? (Joe) No? (Greg) You are? I’m trying to talk about serious problem and your focus is somewhere else. (Joe) Dude I’m watching worlds scariest police chases. (Greg) Liar. (Joe) Ripley’s believe it or not. (Greg) I’ll accept that. (Joe) So what are you going to do? (Greg) I. I don’t know. (Joe) Are you having breakfast with her? (Greg) I assume so, unless she says something tomorrow morning to change that. (Joe) Well talk to her then. (Greg) Yeah. (Joe) Oh man, doesn’t that hurt your back? (In the Background) (Stephanie) no. (Greg) Oh!!!! I got to go!!! (He hangs up the phone) (Greg) Man everybody has it better then me. (He walks in closes the balcony doors, walks over to the door and exits the room.) (Scene 22 A) (Greg is sitting at a bar. Just staring off into space. He is drinking a dry gin martini. He hears the stool next to move but doesn’t notice it. The person next to him tries talking to him) (Person) Hi. How are you? (Greg Just continues to stare off.) (Person) I’m Chris Jacobs. (Greg) Hmm. (Chris) Bartender how many has he had? (Bartender) Just that one drink. (Chris) Do you come to Big Apple often? (Greg) What? (Chris) I asked if you came to this gay bar often? (Greg) Gay bar?? (Chris) Yeah. (Greg) Oh. I was wondering about why there were no girls here. Um. I’m not gay just a mistake. (He stumbles up and leaves five dollars on the bar and runs out. He begins walking down the street. He finally enters another bar that has a fair amount of girls. He walks up to the bar and orders a beer. Again the person next to him starts talking.) (Person) Hi. (Greg) I’m not gay! (Person) Okay, but I wasn’t going to ask you that. (Greg) Oh. I’m Lucky. (Person) Lucy Wormack. (Greg) Actually, my name is Greg but my friends call me lucky. (Lucy) Okay lucky. (Greg) So. (Lucy) You look unhappy? (Greg) I think my girlfriend is leaving me? (Lucy) Oh? (Greg) Her father is trying to take her from me. (Lucy) Father? (Greg) Well its complicated. But when we got here she wanted to spend her time with me, but since then, she’s been at her fathers place. He doesn’t like me at all. (Lucy) Well, I don’t know. (Greg) She said that she wanted to spend more time with him. I guess I’m over reacting. (Lucy) When was that? (Greg) Like a day or two ago. I’ve seen her a total of three times since then, talked to her on the phone twice. (Lucy) I guess you have a problem. (Greg) Oh god. (Lucy) I don’t know what you can do? (Greg) I have no clue. (He looks at his watch.) (Greg) Well, I guess I should go. Sleep alone again. (Lucy) Maybe I should go with you? (Greg) Why would you do that? (Lucy) Well. I thought maybe? (Greg) Oh!! Right right right. That’s kind of a scumbag move isn’t it? (Lucy) Well, I won’t tell if you don’t. (Greg) Um.. Do we have to? (Lucy) no. (Greg) No offense or anything. (Lucy) none taken. (Greg leaves, paying for both his drink and hers.) (Lucy) Shit! I’m so lonely. Hey you in the red shirt. (End Scene 22 A) (Scene 22 Back at the hotel) (Greg is sitting in his room, throwing a baseball up and down. He hears somebody trying to get into his room. He walks over to the door.) (Greg) Go away! (He looks in the pep hole and sees Alyson. He opens the door for her.) (Greg) Alyson? I thought you were over at your father’s house? (Alyson) Lucky, I don’t know what’s happening. (Greg to himself) Lucky? (Alyson) I think were moving to fast. We can’t get married. (Greg) It wasn’t going to be right away, after college or maybe a few years after. (Alyson) I need time to think about it. (Greg) Okay? (She starts to walk out) (Greg) Where are you going? (Alyson) To think about it, I just said that. (Greg) I know that but why don’t you spend it here. (Alyson) Because my father is helping me you know pros and cons. (Greg) Okay! That’s the straw the broke the camels back. Alyson, your father is brain washing you. (Alyson) What!! Why would he do that! (Greg) Take a good look! Before you couldn’t wait, now you want to separate! Hey that rhymed. (Alyson) There was no sense to it. (Greg) Fine. You think about it. (Starts packing his bags up, I’ve got a bad reputation starts to play in the back ground.) (Alyson) Where are you going? (Greg) Lucky is leaving town sweetheart. You make your decision and come find me back in Chicago. (Alyson) Well why don’t you wait here? (Greg) Okay, I know nothing about this town. Earlier while trying to keep my sanity I went for a drink and found myself in a gay bar! Okay, I think I need to go home; Sitting in this room with out you is killing me. (Alyson) Fine leave go ahead. (Greg) Oh and for your information this is three. (Alyson) Good! Say goodbye! (Greg) Goodbye. (Whistles “Sweet Home Chicago” on his way out.) (Narration) Well third times a charm. I guess I never expect that one. Luck’s rules three times and walk away. I thought we were so close. But in the end like all things. It went south. I let my guard fall and it bit me. She came back and said that she wanted to be with me and I believed her. But deep down I know that I would still see her, some how we would be together again. I just tried to act surprised when it did. (End Narration) (Greg grabs his bags and storms out of the room.) (Alyson) Don’t look back you bastard. (Greg) I’ll see you in hell! (End scene 22) (Scene 23 August 9th a few weeks have pasted since their recent fight. Alyson is still in Texas and Greg is back home in Illinois. Alyson hasn’t made any attempt to talk to Greg. Greg is venting his anger on the world. He realizes he needs to relax and is invited to go to a local Casino with Joe and Stephanie and Matt.) (Location: Harrah’ s Casino) (Stephanie) Man this place has got everything. (Greg) Welcome to my church. (Matt) Oh! An Arcade! (Matt runs of toward the arcade.) (Greg turns to Joe and Stephanie) (Greg) That boy ain’t right. (Joe) No. (Greg) Well what would you two lovebirds like to play, slots, poker, blackjack, craps, roulette, keno? (Joe) I don’t know, blackjack? (Stephanie) Yeah that’s sounds fine. (Greg) Okay. (They walk over to a blackjack table and sit down.) (Dealer) Welcome to the Harrah’s Casino. I’m Peggy how much would you like to bet, are lowest bet is five dollars and are highest in five hundred? (Greg) Five hundred. (Joe) Twenty. (Stephanie) Ten. (They each put down their money and the dealer’s changes it into chips. Then places it in front of each of them.) (Peggy) Before we start do we all know how to play? (The three shake their heads yes.) (Peggy) Good. Now place your bets. (They each place their bets) (Peggy) oh placing a high bet right out of the bag? (Greg) Say good night Peggy. (They begin to play. The first hand Peggy is showing an ace and an unknown card. Greg has blackjack but waits to call it. Joe has eighteen and Stephanie as seventeen.) (Peggy) Insurance? (The all put insurance down except Greg) (Joe) Stand. (Stephanie) Stand. (Peggy) And what about you? Hit or Stand? (Greg) Well? Since you have an ace and so do I. I think I’m going to stand. (Peggy) Okay your loss. (She flips over her second card and as soft seventeen. She hits 3 times busting at 25) (Greg) That’s a shame since I had Blackjack. (He flips over his second card to show a Jack of Clubs.) (Stephanie) Wow! How’d you do that? (Joe) He’s Lucky baby. (Flash to 3 hours later.) (A small crowd is around Greg and the blackjack table. There are three dealers standing behind Peggy in case they are needed to replace her. Joe and Stephanie are still sitting at the table but are not playing. Greg is playing the whole table and has about $20,000 dollars in bets and about $50,000 in money.) (Greg to each bet) (Greg) Hit. Hit…Stand. Double. Hit. Stand. (A gentleman in a suit comes through the crowd.) (Gentlemen) Excuse me sir. (Greg) Yo? (Gentlemen) I’m the owner of this casino Ron Smith. We’ve been noticing your great skill in blackjack. (Greg) Nice to meet you Ron, I’m Lucky. My brother works for your company. (Ron) We’d like to offer you a chance to play in are high stakes tournament. The winner would go onto play at are sister casino in Reno, NV and ultimately play for 30 million dollars in Las Vegas. (Greg) We’ll I don’t know. How many people could I take to Las Vegas? (Ron) Reno? (Greg) No Las Vegas. (Ron) Well that person would be able to take about ten people with them, all expense paid for of course. (Greg) Well Ron, you got yourself a deal. (Ron) Will have someone bring your chips to our table on the third floor suites and you and your friends can follow us. (Greg) Sounds good. (The other two dealers begin to collect all the chips from the table, Greg and Joe and Stephanie are getting ready to move to the other floor when matt walks over eating a sandwich.) (Matt) What’s going on here? (Joe) Greg is going to play at the high stakes table and has a chance to go to Vegas. (Matt) Cool. (Greg) Where’d you get that sandwich? (Matt) Found it. (Greg) What is that Turkey? (Matt) Turkey and Mustard (Stephanie) That’s disgusting! (Matt) Oh it’s so good! (Greg) You have issues. (They walk away) (Matt) What? (Scene 23 A Inside the high stakes blackjack tournament suite. Its elegant with a piano player and a fully stocked bar and kitchen, leather couch and big screen TV along with a poker table, roulette table and blackjack table.) (Ron) Ah Mr. Lucky. (Greg) Well that’s my nickname. My real name is Greg. (Ron) Okay Greg, were going to start the poker tournament soon. Let me introduce you to the rest of the contestants. There’s Michael, Daniel, Kevin and Steve. Larry the dealer and yourself so why don’t you and your friends make yourself at home. (Matt) Can we watch space gate? (Ron looks at Greg) (Ron) Is he Serious? (Greg) Yeah, sadly he is. (Ron) Tony set the space cadet in room 515. (Tony) Okay boss. (Tony takes Matt to a hotel room) (Joe) Well if you don’t mind I’ll take the couch with my lady. (Ron) Please sit down. (Joe and Stephanie walk over and sit down. Making a farting noise when they sit down, everyone looks over at them. Then Joe looks over at Stephanie.) (Joe) Damn, you should really excuse yourself. (She looks at him with her mouth open blushing) (Stephanie) Uh!!! (Joe) People are waiting. (Stephanie) It was the leather. (People start shaking their heads in disgust.) (Stephanie) It was the leather, I swear. (They turn back to what they were doing before. She then hits Joe in the arm.) (Stephanie) Ass! (Joe) Ouch! (Greg) Hey do you mind I’m trying to get my focus. (He walks over to the bar.) (Greg) Coke. (Bartender) Rum and Coke, Scotch and Coke, Coke, Cocaine, Jack and Coke? (Greg) The drink Coca Cola with ice please. (Bartender) Gotcha partner. (He fills up a glass with coke and ice.) (Bartender) Here you go. (Greg) Thanks. (He flips him a twenty-dollar chip.) (Bartender) Thank you! (Ron) Okay. Were going to start the tournament. Here are the rules. We play five-card draw, no wild. When you’re out of money your out of the game. Last one standing moves on to the next round. Any questions? (He looks around) (Ron) Good. Each person has an assigned seat. Oh and one more thing. If you’re caught cheating your money is forfeited and put into the pot. No sunglasses either. Okay lets get started. (They all sit in their assigned seats.) (Ron) I’ll be your judge so ante up. (They all throw in a dollar.) (Larry deals out the cards.) (They go through the roles of removing cards and gaining cards. After about a 5 minute game Greg comes away with about three thousand on the first hand with a bluff. (Electric Light Orchestra’s “Showdown” is heard at this time.) (Kevin) Boy, you got Lucky with that hand. But get ready because school is about to begin. (A montage of clips of Greg laying down good hands and collecting chips from the center of the table and the other players shaking there heads in disgust.) (It’s about 3:30 in the morning Kevin and Greg are the last to players left in the game, everyone else is asleep somewhere in the room.) (Greg) Well teacher, you going to come through with your talk or you going to crumble like a cookie. (Kevin) Don’t cry if you loose all your money. (Kevin looks at his cards he satisfied with his hand. Greg asks for two cards he puts down his two discards and picks up the new cards from Larry. He realizes that he has a royal flush. He looks up and Kevin who is staring him down.) (Greg) All in. (He pushes his chips in to the middle. Kevin does the same.) (Ron) There’s at least a million dollars there! (Greg) Call. (Kevin lays his cards on the table showing that he has 3 of kind.) (Greg) Man I don’t know if I can beat that? (Kevin) What do you have? (Greg) Oh, just a royal flush. (He lays the winning hand on the table.) (Kevin) Well it was worth a shot right? (Greg) Good game. (They get up and shake hands and go there separate ways in the room. Greg walks over to where Joe and Stephanie are sleeping. He sits down in a chair next to them. Reaches over to a bowl of peanuts. He starts throwing them at Joe.) (Joe) Hey what the fuck!!! Oh it’s you, did you win? (Greg) Yep, I’m on my way to Vegas!! (Joe) Well congratulations, when do you leave? (Greg) We leave in two days. (Joe) We? (Greg) That’s right, you and your girl are going to. (Joe) Why? (Greg) All expense paid for trip. If you wanted to order like a thousand banana splits they would have to pay for it. (Joe) Banana Splits? (Greg) Just go with it. (Joe) oh, so its like a free trip? (Greg) Yeah, and there flying us down in a private jet, that’s the best part. I don’t think I could fly with other people again. (Joe) Well, I guess so. How much money did you pull down tonight? (Greg) Uh…Lets see five plus three and two carry the one, about 1 million. (Joe) You could buy a jet. (Greg) Yeah, but I figure if I win this deal. I might be able to pull down a lot more. So keep your fingers crossed. (Joe) Yeah..What time is it? (Greg) Uh about 4 am. (Joe) Oh man.. (He rubs his eyes) (Joe) You must be tired. (Greg) You have no clue. I could sleep right now. (One of Ron’s assistants comes into the room with matt in front of him.) (Tony) Ron, um we’ve been having complaints from the other rooms about a loud disturbance and when we went into his room he was dancing in his room to.. (Looks at a piece of paper) (Tony) Who let the dogs out? (Greg looks over and Joe, they start laughing.) (Ron) Well, I have no clue. (Greg) Uh. Sir I’m not going to speak for him, but I think maybe I should take him home so I can pack. (Ron) Good thinking, is he coming with? (Greg) No. (Ron) Thank god! (End Scene 22 and 22A.) (Scene 23 At the Reno Casino. Greg is sitting in his room, and Joe and Stephanie are in the room next to him with the door open. In Greg’s room he is doing an interview with a reporter on live TV.) (Reporter) All right were back with Greg Robertson. I’m Tom Ingrid with Games TV. Greg where did you get the idea to play poker. (Greg) Well Tom, I had a week with nothing else to turn to. I was in Texas and when I got home my friends deiced that they should cheer me up because I was at rock bottom man, and I was playing blackjack and Ron asked me if I wanted to play in the tournament and I said yeah. Here I am. (Tom) What brought you to rock bottom drugs, alcohol, and life? (Greg) Um…my supposed fiancé decided that she needed time to think it over because her father is a jackass. (Tom) So a girl brought you to this? (Greg) Well not really, the tournament just fell into place. (Tom) What’s with your nickname, Lucky? Do you think its silly or just a part of life? (Greg) Well, Tom the name originates back to when I was little, there was this accident. And ever since this whole gambling thing and girl stuff I thought it was from that. (Tom) Didn’t you name your dog the same thing? (Greg) Well I saved him from a shelter he was like five minutes from being put down. I felt that he was Lucky because if we gone there a few minutes later I wouldn’t have him. (He turns to the camera) (Tom) Well folks there you have it, the touching story of this young college student, looking to win big in Vegas. (Turns back to Greg) (Tom) Well Lucky let me be the first to say good luck tomorrow at the tournament were all counting on you. (Greg shakes his hand) (Greg) Thank you Tom. (Tom) I’m Tom Ingrid back to you in the studio. (Producer) And were clear. (The cameraman puts down the camera and the crew starts striking the equipment.) (Tom) I smell another award. Thanks again kid…before I go; what do you think your odds are to win this whole thing? (Greg) Put your money on me, and I’ll make you a rich man. (Tom) Thanks again kid. (The crew walks out; Joe is standing by the door.) (Joe) Being over confident aren’t we? (Greg) No. I can take these guys. (To the Lobby Tom is by the front desk of a casino) (Tom) Excuse me? Can you tell me the odds of the poker tournament? (Official) Um. Let me pull it up on my computer. (Clicks over to the right page.) (Official) Okay, who are you looking for? (Tom) Greg “Lucky” Robertson. (Official) Mr. Robertson is a 300 to 1 favor to win. (Tom) Really? Hold on please. (Official) Sure. (Tom) Can I use this phone? (Official) Sure. (Tom picks up the phone) (Tom) Room 312 please. (Phone rings in Greg’s room, he walks over to the phone and picks it up.) (Greg) Hello? (Split screen) (Tom) Kid, you do know the odds are way against you, like 300 to 1. (Greg) So? (Tom) Well if you win that’s a lot of money. (Greg) Well put your money down on me and I promise you’ll be rich. (Tom) All right. (Greg hangs up the phone and the screen goes back to normal and back on Tom) (Tom) okay, put $20 on this guy (points to a picture) and then put $500 on Greg to win. (Official) okay I have a bet on Victor and Greg. (Tom) Correct. (Official) okay your bets have been made and good luck sir. (Tom) Thanks. (He walks away and the camera goes back up to Greg and Joe) (Joe) Who was that? (Greg) That reporter wanted to know if he should put money on me. (Joe) He would be stupid not to. (Greg) Oh well I think I’m going to get some practice time in. (Scene 23A. It’s about 3:30 am Greg is asleep when he is awakened by a knock at his front door. He rolls over but the knocking is harder the second time.) (Greg) Go away! (Officer) Mr. Robertson, this is security could you please open the door. (Greg Stumbles out of bed and walks over to the front door unlocking the dead bolt and opening the front door.) (Officer) Sorry to disturb you sir. Um. We’ve been having complaints about multiple banging’s from either this room or the next room. (Greg opens the door wider.) (Greg) Well it isn’t me. (Officer) Sorry to disturb you. (Greg closes the door and locks it and walks back into his bed and starts to fall asleep when there is knocking at the door again.) (Greg) It’s not me! (He walks over to the door and unlocks it.) (Officer) Sorry to disturb you again but the room next you has a sign that says “If this rooms is rocking then don’t come a knocking” (Greg) And this means what to me? (Officer) The room is registered to you; there have been some complaints. (Greg) (Shaking his head.) All right I’ll take care of it. (Officer) Thank you sir. Good night. (Greg) It was until you intruded on that dream with Kate Beckinsale. (He closes the door and locks it and then walks over to the door that conjoins his room to Joe and Stephanie’s. He goes to open it but it’s locked. He walks over to the phone and calls Joe) (Joe) Hello? (Greg) Open the fucking door! (Joe) Oh sorry. (He hangs up and Joe opens the door.) (Greg) What in the hell are you doing in here? I’d like to come back here one day. (Stephanie) Well. We thought that since we were in a different place it would you know.. (Joe) Why were people complaining of the screaming? (Greg) No. Listen up Captain Blue Balls no more, okay? I’m not going to get kicked out of this thing because you to can’t go a few days with out fucking. If I get one more complaint I’m splitting you two up. (He walks back into his room and the scene fades out) (End Scene 23A.) (Scene 23 it’s 8 in the morning and Greg is walking toward the casino floor to begin playing the tournament. Random people are coming up to and wishing him good luck. He ignores it and walks into the private room were the tournament is being held. Big Time is playing by Big and Rich) (Ron) There he is. (Greg looks around the room, he sees people from the media, and random people sitting about the room and at the bar. He notices a flash of blonde hair at the bar but ignores it, he walks to the table with the other challengers.) (Greg) Well let’s rock and roll. (He sits down and they start playing cards. Greg starts out loosing most of his money. He looks around and can’t figure out what happened.) (Ron) You feel okay sport? (Greg) Yeah. Something’s in here that’s given me problems, like something haunting me. (The blonde at the bar gets up and leaves. Greg wins the next three hands.) (Greg) See. (The blonde comes back in and Greg looses the next two hands.) (Greg) Hold on. (He gets up and walks over to the bar were the blonde is sitting.) (Greg) Ma’am can you please leave your giving me bad luck. (She turns around and Greg is shocked to see Alyson sitting there.) (Alyson) Sorry, I’ll leave. (Greg) What are you doing here? I thought. (Alyson) I changed my mind. (Joe and Stephanie walk in; Joe looks over and sees Alyson) (Joe) Oh Crap well he lost. (Stephanie) Yeah. (Joe) You want to go back upstairs. (Stephanie) No. (Camera goes back to Greg) (Greg) Well I’m glad to hear it but it’s ruining my run. (Alyson) Here, I brought you something. (She reaches into her purse and pulls out a Zippo lighter.) (Greg) A lighter? (She flips in around to show the green shamrock with the words Lucky underneath.) (Greg) Thanks. This is badass. (He kisses her and sits back down and wins ever hand after that, at one point a waitress comes over to them its about 10 in the morning.) (Waitress) Drink? (Greg) It’s like 10 in the morning. (Other player) Hey! It never hurts to start early. (Takes a sip of a scotch.) (Fades to Greg talking with Alyson) (Greg) So? (Alyson) Well I need to stop pulling your leg and just fess up. I love you and I want to be with you. Its not about money, its not about parents. Your awesome and I love hanging around with you and I missed that when I was with my dad. (Greg) I love you to. I’m glad you found yourself and what you found you’re true feelings and not some propaganda that other people are saying. (Alyson) So now what? (Greg) Well…I stay here another night and then play in Vegas for a night and if I win then I have a lot of money. (Alyson) Really? (Greg) Yes. But I didn’t think I would get this far, I was just playing and they invited me to play this tournament and I keep wining. How did you know I was here? (Alyson) I was watching it on news in Texas. It’s a big story. I guess its been covered by every major network and local station from Los Angles to New York. You’re famous. (Greg) Swell. Why do I feel like Forrest Gump? (Alyson) I don’t know (Someone walks over to them) (Gentlemen) Excuse me aren’t your Lucky? (Greg) Well. Yeah I am. (Gentlemen) Can I get a picture of you? (Greg) Why? (Gentlemen) I swore if I ever saw you I would. (Greg) Well I guess. (The gentlemen stands back and takes a picture of Greg) (Gentlemen) Thanks. (He walks away) (Alyson) That was weird. (Greg) I had three people ask me for autographs earlier. (Alyson) Wow, really. (He shakes his head yes) (Alyson) I’m dating a celebrity. (Greg) I am not a celebrity. (He turns around to see three casino works placing a large picture on a championship winner’s wall. Then turns back to Alyson) (Greg) Well maybe just a little famous. (Alyson) Well I guess that makes me a trophy fiancé. (Greg) You might want to get some plastic surgery before you make that comment. (Alyson) (Shocked) What! (Greg) I’m joking, if you changed a thing I would scream. (Fades out and into the next scene.) (End Scene 23) (Scene 24. Shows the sign welcome to fabulous Las Vegas with sub writing under it saying 3 days later. B-Roll of Las Vegas. With Viva Las Vegas playing) (Narration) Well I never knew I would have made it this far. But how far would my luck take me, Alyson was back in my life and it seemed that even with her here it would break the streak, like a bad luck charm. But I wasn’t sure. I guess it was skill. What happened at the tournament would stay with me for the rest of my life. (End Narration) (Dream Sequence begins Don’t Fear the Reaper is playing by Blue Oyster Cult.) Greg is sleeping in his room its raining outside, a burst of lightning awakens Greg he roles over toward Alyson. He notices a short, stocky bald man standing by he bed. He jumps up turning on a light, the man looks like a used car salesman. (Greg) Who the hell are you, and what are you doing in my room? (Man) The place is right, but the name is wrong. (Greg) Are you? (Man) That’s right I’m Death. (Greg) Death? Aren’t you supposed to be wearing a black hood and have a sickle? (Death) It’s not just my name it’s what I do. What, you haven’t heard of casual Friday? Anyway you can call be Roger. (Greg) Okay Roger. Why are you here? (Roger) I’m here for her. (Points to Alyson) (Greg) No, WE just got back together you can’t do this to me. (Roger) Listen, Its nothing personally, she broke a rule. I hate that I have to do, but she’s on the list. (Greg) Well can’t you take me or something. (Roger) Noble, but I can’t. Sorry kid. (He reaches over for her hand.) (Greg) No!! (Dream Sequences Ends) (Its 4 in the morning. Greg awakens and roles over to see, sleeping next to him is Alyson. He looks over at her. Talking to him self.) (Greg) I know that what I’m doing isn’t right. I never thought that I would see you again. But here I am with you again, so I guess I should quit while I’m ahead. If I did I would disappoint you, If I loose I disappoint millions of people. If I win, I win 30 million dollars. (He leans over and kisses her on the forehead. Then quietly gets out of bed and puts on a pair of cargo pants, a white undershirt a button down shirt and a pair of black jump boots. He walks over to a table grabs his wallet, a room key and his cell phone and walks out of the room. He walks down the hall to an elevator; the camera picks up Greg as he is walking out of the elevator he is looking around the casino floor. Isn’t bothered by the noise and the people gambling. Continues to walk out to the main lobby and out the front doors. He reaches into his pocket and grabs his cell phone. He looks through the phonebook, and calls his father.) (Greg) Dad? Sorry about the time. (Screen splits) (Jim) I was working in my office. (Greg) Oh. (Jim) Where are you? (Greg) Standing outside of the Aladdin. (Jim) I take it you won in Reno? (Greg) Yeah, But I’m really nervous. (Jim) Really? (Greg) I have so many butterflies man. (Jim) Well, I wish I could help you out. (Greg) I don’t think it’s about the tournament either. (Jim) Oh? What’s up? (Greg) Alyson came back she met me in Reno. (Jim) And your wondering if she’s there for love? (Greg) Yeah. (Jim) Well, as Clarence would say, “One man's life touches so many others, when he's not there it leaves an awfully big hole.” (Greg) Yeah, I was thinking that might self. (Jim) Well, I guess you know that she is there for love and not money. (Greg) 30 million dollars can change a lot of minds. (Jim chokes a coffee.) (Jim) Did you say 30 million? (Greg) Yeah. (Jim) You need sleep. (Greg) Yeah I know. (Jim) Have you seen Frankie? (Greg) No. But I’m sure he’ll be there, its at his Casino. (Jim) All right go get him Tiger. (He hangs up the phone and the screen returns back to normal. Greg clutches his cell phone in his right hand just before he puts it back into his pocket.) (Greg) All Right. (He looks up) (Greg) I hope that you’re going to be with me Lady. Right? (He looks around on the strip and walks away from the casino.) (Scene 24A. At Frank’s Condo.) (He knocks on the door. It takes a few seconds before he comes to the door.) (Frank) Greg? What are you doing (yawn) here? (Greg) Couldn’t sleep. (Frank) So you came to Las Vegas? (Greg) Oh. I’m in the tournament. (Frank) Well congratulations. (Greg) Thanks, Didn’t know I had it in me. (Frank) So what’s the problem? (Greg) Can’t sleep. Don’t know why? (Frank) Perhaps you would like a drink of something? (Greg) No? Dude its like 6am. (Frank) I was wondering if you wanted Orange Juice. What do you think I am? (Greg) I don’t know? Things are different out here. (Frank pores himself a class of orange juice. Greg looks out the window.) (Greg) Pretty town isn’t it. (Frank) What? Hmm. Yeah it is. (Greg) The only thing I miss about our house is the stars, sometimes during the winter when I shovel snow I just look up at the stars, wonder about the meaning of everything. (Frank) Bro aren’t you tired? (Greg) Yeah, but that’s not the point. (Back at the hotel Alyson wakes up to find Greg is gone, she gets up and walks over to the bathroom but there is no one in there. She is confused about why he isn’t there. She grabs a bathrobe and walks over to Joe and Stephanie’s room. She knocks on the door. Joe tiredly opens the door.) (Alyson) Is Greg in there with you? (Joe) No? It’s like…6 in the morning. (Alyson) Well he’s not in are room. (Joe) Oh! Really? (Stephanie comes up to the door.) (Stephanie) Maybe he’s on the floor. (Alyson) Yeah. (Joe walks over to the phone and calls downstairs.) (Stephanie) How come you have a bathrobe? (Alyson) I don’t know, was in the room. (Stephanie) I like your hair. (Alyson) Thanks. (Joe walks back to the door) (Joe) He’s not on the floor did you compliment her hair? (Stephanie) Yes. (Joe) Why? She just got up; do you think she brushed it before coming over here? (Greg walks around the corner from the elevator bank. Alyson looks over and sees him and runs over to him almost knocking him over in a hug.) (Greg) What happen, what did I miss? (Alyson) I woke up and you weren’t here, I thought you left me. (Greg) I couldn’t sleep so I went for a walk and talked to my brother. (Alyson) Well…why didn’t you tell me. (Greg) Because you were sleeping like an angel, I couldn’t wake you up. (Stephanie) How come you never talk to me like that! (Joe) What did I do? (Greg and Alyson walk back to their room.) (Scene Fades out and into a few hours later. It Fades in with Greg walking into to the tournament room, there are flashbulbs going off all over the place, media swarming all over Greg looks around and sees the people he’s playing. Tom walks over to Greg who is sitting at the bar ordering a Pibb Xtra. Alyson, Joe and Stephanie are sitting behind were Greg is playing at.) (Greg) No interviews please. (Tom) Hey kid. (He looks over and sees Tom.) (Greg) Hey! (Shakes his hand) Didn’t think you’d come. (Tom) Well I’ve got a lot of money riding and well you’re a big story kid. (Greg) Thanks. (Tom) Well. Kid don’t let me down. (Greg) I’ll try not to. (He walks over to the table. Ron is standing there.) (Ron) Aright Lucky you ready to see your competition. (Greg) Yeah. (Ron) (Pointing) That’s Big Jim, Tim, Fred and the man behind the newspaper is. (The man behind the newspaper puts the paper down.) (Victor) I believe we’ve already met. (Alyson) Holy Crap! (Back in Chicago Jim is watching the coverage on TV) (Jim) Holy Crap! (Back in Las Vegas) (Victor) Surprised? (Greg) I’d be lying if I said I was. (Ron) Okay, lets get this started. (“Wild West Show by Big and Rich is playing” Greg wins three rounds, and then folds the next three to play with their heads. He then bluffs Fred out of half his money. He doesn’t ante up for three rounds to watch what happens. Big Jim and Tim take the rest of Fred’s money.) (Ron) 1 down and three to go. (Victor and Greg play conservatively while Big Jim and Tim keep making risky bets that don’t pay off. Greg then bluffs Tim with a pair of fives dropping him from the tournament. Victor does the same thing a few minutes later with a pair of twos.) (Ron) All right for the 30 million dollar grand prize. Can Victor take out the Kid from the Midwest? (Victor) All right kid lets see what you got. (Greg) Can we take a break first I need to stretch out first. (Ron) A fifteen-minute break is granted. (Greg gets up and walks to Alyson, Joe and Stephanie.) (Greg) Well I lost. (Joe) What? You just kicked ass. (Greg) Yeah, but those guys are regulars. Victor is like an enemy. (Tom walks over) (Tom) Well-played kid. (Greg) Thanks. (Tom) Well do you think you can take him? (Greg) I don’t think so. (He looks over to see Alyson give him a look of disappointment.) (Greg) What? (Alyson) You know what I’m thinking. (Greg) Yes I do, and yes I will! (Tom) What? (Greg) I’m going to take him to the cleaners and when I’m done he’ll wish that he never crossed paths with me, and I’m going to enjoy every fucking minute of it! (Joe) Yeah! (Greg) All right I need a drink! (Walks over to the bar) (Bartender) Can I help you? (Greg) Yeah! I want a Pibb Xtra and two slices of cinnamon toast! (Bartender) Why are you talking like that? (Greg) Because I’m in the moment, that’s why! (Bartender) All right I bring it to you. (Greg) Good! You do that! (Bartender) Dude stop. (Greg) Sorry. (Ron) Okay break time is over. (Greg and Victor return back to the table, which to Greg seems larger without the other players. They begin to play. Greg gets off to a good start betting Victor with pairs and three of a kind. Victor bluffs Greg a few times and is about equal in money. Greg takes the next few hands with powerful combos of Royal and Straight flushes; Victor rebounds and takes three hands with a full house. The dealer breaks in a new deck and they begin to play again; Greg makes low bets to conserve money and beats Victor with pairs. Victor is not bothered by these looses. He plays two straight flushes and folds his last hand.) (Victor) You play very well, but I think its time that I take the game. (Greg) Bring it. (The dealer gives Greg two flushes again. Greg is feeling confident and realizes as he plays that Victor has a tell. Greg feeling gutsy looks back at Alyson winks at her and looks back at the dealer passing out the cards.) (Alyson) (Whispers to Joe and Stephanie) He’s going to take the game. (Joe) How do you know? (Alyson) He winked at me; he can beat him, probably this hand, cross your fingers. (Greg picks up his cards one at a time, he has an Ace of spades, five of diamonds, two of hearts, the Jack of Spades and the King of Clubs. Victor has a pair of twos and the three of hearts and the six of diamonds. Greg takes a chance and calls for four cards; Victor takes two cards hoping to gain on his pair. Greg looks up at Victor, then back at his Ace. He reaches into his pocket and grabs his lighter he opens it. (Greg) (Doing Jimmy Stewart) I wish for a million dollars. (He flicks the lighter and it lights in one flick. He smiles and closes the lighter and places it on the table with his chips. He looks at Victor then Pushes all his chips into the center.) (Greg) All in. (The crowd is shocked by this move Victor shakes his head.) (Victor) You got some balls kid, Call. (Greg puts down his single ace, and then grabs the other cards one at a time showing his four other aces. The crowd claps.) (Greg) Oh thank god! (He puts the lighter on top of his pile of chips in the middle.) (Victor) Well kid, you played good but I won. (He Places his cards on the table the pair of twos and a pair of kings.) (Dealer) Sorry Lucky, but he got you. (Greg) What? How does two of kind beat four of kind? (Ron) All right folks are returning and still the champion Victor Canola. (At this time the movie slows into slow motion as Tom and his camera crew begin pulling badges and guns from behind there sport jackets and from hidden compartments in the cameras, People start running for the doors but are blocked by Las Vegas Police Officers.) (Tom) FBI everyone put there hands up! (Everyone complies with his order and the agents the police begin handcuffing and removing people. Tom walks over to Ron and Victor) (Tom) Ron Smith, Victor Canola your under arrest for violation of Tax fraud, embezzlement, and racketeering. (Another agent handcuffs them and starts to take them away. Victor stops and looks back at Greg) (Victor) Hey kid, you beat me and its tough to swallow, behind the bar is a box for ya, you earned it. (The officers and agents take out everyone in the room except a banker at the cash station, Greg, Alyson, Joe and Stephanie who are sitting there, stunned.) (Tom) Well kid, you came through and won. (Officer) Sir, do you want me to take this banker out? (Tom) Yeah, and close down the casino. (Officer) Yes sir. (The officer takes the banker out of the room.) (Greg) Well, that was different. Guess I lost after all. (Tom) Oh really? (He walks over to the cash station and pulls out the check for 30 million dollars and hands it to him, then walks back and counts out the money he earned for betting on Greg.) (Tom) Thanks for making me a rich man kid. (He takes a cigar from his pocket and lights it with Greg’s lighter on the table and hands it to Greg.) (Greg) Why did you wait? (Tom) Wanted to make sure they would cheat. (He starts to walk away, then turns back and grabs about 5000 dollars in chips.) (Greg) Hey! (Tom) That’s Uncle Sam’s portion. Oh if you want some advice kid, don’t file that money, invested it. Oh, keep in touch kid. (He walks out of the room. Greg and Alyson and Joe and Stephanie are the only ones left inside the large Casino.) (Joe) Well, you want to see your gift. (Greg walks behind the bar and grabs the box, he opens it and to find a black and white Fedora inside with a note. He opens the note the Camera zooms on it. (Note) Dear Kid: Today you proved that your better then me, Congrats on the cool million, and take care of my stepdaughter. Victor (End Note) (Alyson) What’s in the box? (He Crumples up the note and takes the Fedora out of the box and puts it on.) (Joe) That’s Pimp man. (Greg) Guess Lucky has a trademark. (He walks over to the table, grabs the check and his lighter and they leave the room. (End Scene 24) (Scene 25) (4 years later.) (Narration) Well four years after wining 30 million dollars, Alyson and I finished school, She became a police officer, greatest officer on her department, My dad and mom retired from there jobs and started traveling. Joe and Stephanie also got married Joe got drafted by a major league ball club, because I own it. Watch out Steinbrenner Lucky is coming. I toke Toms advice and invested my money, which I seem to gain back or double. I love NASCAR so I started my own race team. Lucky Enterprise, Won the Championship are first year in the sport, have four of the greatest drivers. Are main car the number 13 car is sponsored by a casino. My Casino (Shows the car a white ford with three red thirteen’s placed on the car and a large shamrock.) Actually all my cars are sponsored by my casino. (Shows all the cars.) Oh my casino, I picked that up after the trial it was a barging thanks to that federal auction, I got the best in the business to run it my brother and Tom, it’s the best on the strip. Life turned out better then I expected. I guess Living with Lucky isn’t all the bad. It’s amazing how life works out, one minute you’re a college student, the next minute your playing cards and winning millions of dollars. Oh well, even though I still make lots of money, I don’t let it go to my head. I had a chance to be a TV executive; it wasn’t my style so I followed my wife into police work. (Shows Greg loading duty bags into the back of a police car.) I always wanted to help people, change the world but I realized that I can’t change the world but I can solve the problems one at a time. (End Narration) (Greg gets a call.) (Dispatcher) Echo 632 (Greg) Echo 632. (Dispatcher) For the Domestic at 234 Elm Street, Previous calls at this house, possible weapon also involved. (Greg) 10-4 from the station. (Shows Alyson in another part of town.) (Alyson) Echo 621 I’ll be in route also. (Dispatcher) 10-4. (Greg Turns to the Camera) (Greg) And the best part is I get to work with the hottest girl on the force, and I get to sleep with her. (Other officers are busy around him.) Well Duty Calls. (He turns to get into the car. The Camera picks up a Custom Made Colt 1911 Silver with Ivory Handles with a Green Shamrock on it that Says Lucky, just like the lighter.(The Same time the Gun is shown Over Under Sideways Down by the Yardbirds starts to play in the background.) (He gets in the police car, flips on the lights and sirens and drives off, the camera shows the car driving toward the sunset and the scene fades out.) To Be Continued