Friday, October 1, 2010
Explosions Are Forever
It's time once again to take a trip to the dark side, where your darkest fantasies become sins of the flesh, right here, where the hardboiled action is non-stop, at the coolest crime joint in cyberspace ... at That Killing Feeling.
In Chapter 14 of NOWHERE GIRL, the plot thickens as the terrorists sit and wait for the delivery of 'the package' in the Hollywood Hills mansion they've commandeered. Meanwhile, CIA agent Shag Holiday races down Sunset Boulevard on his way to help his ex, 'stripper with a nuke' Cherry Nation ... while Homeland Security agent April Street drives into the hills in the car she and Peeler Mardo jacked from a film geek ...
INT. HOLLYWOOD HILLS MANSION - NIGHT
Hamad and Kamal watch a cheesy reality show
on the plasma TV.
Now this is television program.
The man gets to choose from all these women.
And he doesn’t have to wait for the afterlife.
Check out the blonde.
I'm going to buy one of those.
But the woman are all -- so stupid.
ACROSS THE ROOM
The RICH HOMEOWNER sits with his wife
while the guards’ attention is on the TV.
Rich puts his hand in his jacket pocket.
IN HIS POCKET
We see a CELL PHONE.
His fingers feel the buttons by touch.
He types in a number.
THE PHONE LCD
Reads ‘Bell Air Security.’
INT. CORVETTE - MOVING - NIGHT - AT THAT MOMENT
Shag drives East on Sunset,
through the winding curves
near the approach to Beverly Hills.
You say she’s at
the corner of Sunset and Orange?
INT. CIA HEADQUARTERS - CUBICLE - CONTINUOUS
Lark looks at a computer screen.
Stares at a circular mass
of orange and yellow smears
on a green background.
Plutonium never lies.
The gift that keeps giving.
I want to call her, find out if she’s okay.
Don’t let your personal feelings
cloud your judgment.
She’s really that unstable?
She’s a great gal.
It’s just that she has these --
And she’s got a nuke.
Call her. But be careful.
Explosions are forever.
Hey. Scared shitless in my middle name.
INT. TOYOTA CELICA - MOVING - NIGHT - AT THAT MOMENT
Cherry drives. Peeler rides shotgun.
Stan sits in the back.
Peeler looks at his I-Phone.
Wipes the screen with a finger.
It’s coming up soon, slow down --
Yeah. This corner coming up.
EXT. SUNSET BOULEVARD - CONTINUOUS
The car turns right, starts climbing the hill.
IN THE CAR
I know I’m supposed to be quiet,
but you need to know something about the car.
It gets kinda funky -- going up hills.
It strains the engine. Sometimes it --
The engine COUGHS, SPUTTERS -- and DIES.
Cherry pulls over.
YANKS on the parking brake.
Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, FUCK.
What do you do when it stalls?
Uh -- call Triple A.
Then let’s call Triple A.
My, uh -- membership expired.
I’ve been meaning to renew it,
but it’s fifty bucks, and --
Jesus fucking Christ on a STICK.
We’re gonna have to walk.
Everybody out of the car.
She opens her door.
Peeler sighs, opens his.
Can I stay with the car?
So you can tell the cops
we stole it and kidnapped you?
Hell, NO. Outta the car,
Napoleon Dynamite, NOW.
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