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Onto today's joint from NOWHERE GIRL. Yes, kids, it's the explosive finale to our story ... where Cherry Nation and April Street have their final showdown ...
With their darling daddy.
INT. INTELLIGENCE OFFICE - NIGHT
A wave of water CRASHES into Sledge’s office.
What the fuck?
He JUMPS up on his desk.
Pulls out his Browning 9mm.
APRIL AND CHERRY
Appear in the doorway. Wet.
Drop the gun, Father.
We’re taking you in.
Sledge looks at the girls.
Tears in his eyes.
You girls really make me proud.
He puts the gun in his mouth.
And BLOWS HIS HEAD OFF --
Brains and blood SPRAY the window behind him.
His body CRUMPLES to a heap on the desk.
Appears in the doorway.
What the -- ?
Cherry FLIPS UP her Glock
and BLASTS Donner in the forehead.
Red dot like a third eye.
She FALLS OVER, THUMP.
I’m really starting to groove on this spy shit.
Hey. All in the family.
EXT./INT. MINI COOPER - MOVING - MOMENTS LATER
The girls cruise down Hollywood Boulevard.
Pass Grauman’s Chinese Theater,
the wind whipping their hair.
Goddammit. My adrenaline is still pumping.
Kinda cool, huh. Welcome to the club.
Does Interpol have any openings?
Are you kidding?
When I tell them I have a twin, they’ll shit bricks.
You’re In Like Flynt, Agent Nation.
Agent Nation. I like the sound of that.
Got a nice ring to it.
So what are you gonna do with your half-million?
Half of the money. In the attache case.
It’s in the trunk.
April shoots her a look. Beams.
Let’s go grab some breakfast.
My treat. I’m fucking starving.
FADE TO BLACK
OVER CLOSING CREDITS:
EXT. HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD - PODIUM - DAY
Cherry and April are given duplicate keys to the city by the mayor.
Flashbulbs POP. The CROWD cheers.
INT. ROMANTIC RESTAURANT - NIGHT
Cherry and Peeler drink champagne by candlelight.
He takes her hand. Kisses it.
CAMERA PANS OVER
to where CHERRY’S DAUGHTERS are sitting.
They start GIGGLING.
EXT. TARGET RANGE - DAY
April takes aim at a target.
BLASTS OFF a ROUND OF SHOTS.
ANGLE ON --
With a perfect circular ring of bullet holes around the head.
Hands the gun to Cherry.
Takes aim. FIRES off another ROUND OF SHOTS.
ANGLE ON --
The ring of bullet holes now has a smiley face.
EXT. EGYPT - THE PYRAMIDS - NIGHT
April and Cherry chase two BAD GUYS up the steep incline.
EXT. PARIS - THE EIFFEL TOWER - NIGHT
April hangs over the railing with one hand,
pelted by rain, the wind whipping in her hair.
GUN SHOTS fire over her head.
Cherry leans down, pulls her up.
SLAPS a gun in April’s hand.
They SPIN AROUND,
and SHOOT a DOZEN ATTACKERS, killing them.
INT. THE WHITE HOUSE - OVAL OFFICE - DAY
April and Cherry sit in chairs across from the PRESIDENT.
Cherry says something. Then April.
The President raises his eyebrows.
Picks up the phone. And starts dialing ...
FADE TO BLACK
[ Stay tuned tomorrow ... for the start of HIT & RUN HOLIDAY ... ]