Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Reach Out And Fuck Someone
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In Chapter 16 of LITTLE GIRL BLUE, private eye Carrie Love reveals to her family that she has accidentally led Tolly Chill and his crew right to their house, and that they have to start getting ready to defend themselves against their attack ...
EXT. MARGO'S MANSION - FRONT STEPS - NIGHT
Tolly and Porkpie stand in front of the door.
Mick and Aldo, behind them. Shivering in the cold.
Seth goes to the door. Puts his hand on the knob.
Wait. Hold on a sec.
She goes to the peephole. Looks.
FISH EYE LENS POV
Tolly’s face. Distorted. Grimacing from the cold.
Shit. It’s them.
We were, uh -- followed.
Shit, Carrie -- how COULD you?
The doorbell RINGS again.
Look -- I was rescuing Blue, you called,
told me Mom had a stroke,
I needed to meet Bernie somewhere
where he could cut off the cuff --
I’m SORRY. I thought the snow would slow them down.
Do you realize how FUCKED UP this is?
YES. Calm down. Bernie and I here.
It’s gonna be okay. How’s the security system?
Mom still have what Dad installed?
Yeah. You know how paranoid she is.
It’s like Fort Knox. Ever since the riots --
Hold on a sec. And DON’T open the door.
Carrie races over to the powder room. Goes in.
IN THE POWDER ROOM
She looks out the window. Sees Tolly and the gang.
IN THE FOYER
Carrie walks over to Seth.
Okay, here’s the plan. You call 911,
I’ll go talk to the others. It’s gonna be okay.
I’m gonna figure something out.
You’re gonna figure something out?
I’ll protect you, I promise.
Go to the rec room, activate the fail safe,
call 911, get mom’s rifles,
then meet me back in the den, okay?
It’s gonna be okay, I promise.
Have I ever steered you wrong?
You really want me to answer that?
POUNDING on the front door.
Hello! Is anybody HOME?
Our car has BROKEN DOWN. We NEED HELP.
EXT. MANSION - FRONT STOOP - CONTINUOUS
Tolly turns to Porkpie.
They must be onto us.
(to Aldo and Mick)
Go find the phone box. Disable it.
Then get the fusebox. Hurry.
They nod. RACE OFF.
Porkpie pulls a high-tech device out of his pocket.
Looks like a remote.
What the fuck is THAT?
Cell phone scrambler.
Got it from that Mossad agent we whacked.
Thought it might come in handy.
Porkpie PRESSES a series of buttons.
Reach out and FUCK someone.
IN THE HOUSE
Seth walks into the rec room.
Punches a number on his cell phone. Listens.
What the hell?
He walks over to a panel near the light switch.
FLICKS ON a series of buttons.
Enters a code. Goes to a gun rack.
Grabs a pair of RIFLES.
Grabs a couple boxes of ammo. DASHES off.
OUTSIDE THE HOUSE
A series of METAL SHUTTERS CLAMP down
over the first floor windows, one by one,
CLANK. CLANK. CLANK. CLANK. CLANK.
Tolly and Porkpie watch.
I’ll go make sure they kill the power.
He RUNS off.
INT. STUDY - AT THAT MOMENT
Carrie stands in the doorway.
Everybody, I’ve got something I need to tell you.
Hey. He got the cuff off.
That’s -- great.
(reads her expression)
I need everyone to remain calm --
What the FUCK is going on, Carrie?
The people that were following us --
Are outside. And they’re trying to get in.
How DARE you bring CRIMINALS to my HOME.
What were you THINKING?
SETH called me, said you had a STROKE.
I was THINKING of making sure my MOTHER was OKAY.
The power GOES OUT. Seth rushes in, holding the rifles.
Not to worry, emergency generator should kick in right away.
Dear Jesus, Mother Mary of God --
The lights COME BACK ON.
You just HAD to drag me out of the house.
Look, I realize you’re upset.
But if we all remain calm,
everything will be alright.
Seth goes to the phone on the desk.
Picks up the receiver.
The phone’s dead.
(looks at Carrie)
And my cell isn’t working.
Carrie whips out hers. Punches a number. Listens.
Bastard’s have a scrambler. SHIT.
I’m so sorry. It’s all my fault.
If I hadn’t asked you to help me --
Enough of that. What’s done is done.
Everybody just relax.
here’s only four of them, and six of us.
(looks at Seth)
We’ve got two rifles --
(pulls out her Glock)
And I’ve got this.
Bernie pulls out his service revolver.
Then another piece from his ankle holster.
And I’ve got these.
Great. So that’s -- five guns.
Margo looks at Carrie. Quizzical.
She’s never seen this side of her daughter.
Someone get me my handbag.
Seth does. Hands it to her.
Margo pulls out a STUN GUN.
And I’ve got 5000 volts of
'don’t mess with me, motherfucker.'
I’m not even gonna ask.