Friday, April 27, 2012
Breakfast Of Champions
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In Chapter 30 of GUN-WILD, robbery-homicide cops Bobby Teen and Taya Ralls visit media mogul Geffin Clinch, trigger-happy runaway Cam Clinch's father, who warns them not to alert the media about his wayward daughter's criminal activities. Meanwhile, at the sex motel, Cam, now disguised as a guy, and Rod get ready for the next bank job in West Hollywood ...
INT. CLINCH ESTATE - OFFICE - DAY
A large study converted into a home office.
Fireplace. Walls of books.
Large glass and steel desk with a computer.
Everything, the best that money can buy.
Behind the desk sits GEFFIN CLINCH (50’S),
short, bald and tan.
Bright eyes blink with ferocity.
Sharp as a tack.
And about as painful.
Right now he’s on the phone.
Bobby and Taya sit facing him,
trying not to listen.
(into the phone)
Well, you tell Malone that we REJECT his offer.
He’s not raiding MY BOARD.
Tell him to shove it up his ass -- with no lube.
Gotta go. My nine-o’clock is here. Bye.
He BANGS down the phone.
I’m so sorry. Where were we?
No problem. About your daughter --
Yes -- my dear, darling daughter.
(closes his eyes)
So let me get this straight --
(opens them, glaring)
Cameron escaped from the psychiatric facility,
came here, BORROWED my TWO-HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR
recreational vehicle -- and then she and her friends
ROBBED A BANK and KILLED three police officers.
Is that about the size of it?
(clears his throat)
We realize this must be
difficult for you, Mr. Clinch.
Difficult? Difficult? DIFFICULT?
How about fucking IMPOSSIBLE.
My virtual shopping network
is going out with an IPO,
and if this news gets out, I’m FUCKED.
We realize this is sensitive information.
We haven’t told the media any --
THE MEDIA? I AM the fucking MEDIA.
If her identity is leaked to the press,
I’ll have your asses in a SLING.
You’ll be reading parking meters
in COMPTON when I get through with you.
(off Taya’s reaction)
Oh, was that POLITICALLY INCORRECT?
(BANGS the desk with his fist)
WHAT ELSE do you know?
We just learned that a VW van
was stolen right near where
the Winnebago was abandoned.
There’s a good chance that
she and her friend are
in this vehicle right now.
We put out an APB.
Every cop in the city
has the license number.
Don’t you idiots realize
that’s the WORST thing you could do?
I’m sorry, sir --
but we’re sworn to uphold the law.
Don’t you want to help your daughter?
I realize that.
You’re just doing your JOB.
OF COURSE I want to help her --
but she’s been nothing but trouble
since the day she was born.
I wish I could just --
(wrings his hands)
Her identity CANNOT
be revealed to the media.
Do you understand?
Bobby stands. So does Taya.
I realize that as officers of the law,
you’re not entitled to accept -- gifts.
But please know that if
you help me with this, I can help YOU.
Perhaps -- a transfer downtown?
Where things are little more -- exciting?
Bobby and Taya exchange looks.
Think about it. And keep me posted.
Will do. Thanks for your time.
Geffin PUNCHES a number on his phone.
Gato? It’s Clinch.
I need you to do a job for me.
Double your usual rate.
It needs to be done immediately.
I’ll send a messenger with a package right now.
You’ll have it in ten minutes.
You can do it any way you want to.
As long as it gets done.
My god, man -- you’re evil.
Just check with the cops.
They have the license plate number.
How I sleep at night
is none of your fucking business.
Just DO IT.
INT. THE STARLET MOTEL - SHITTY ROOM - AT THAT MOMENT
A tiny boombox plays The Cramps LET’S GET FUCKED UP.
Rod chops lines on the table.
Shaking it to the music.
Cam is now in male drag
in her baseball cap and shades.
Takes a swig of vodka.
GRABS her crotch like a guy.
It’s fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A --
Be careful, don’t get that mustache wet.
Cheap ass piece of shit might fall apart.
He leans over. HONKS up a line.
Honey -- breakfast’s ready.
Cam grins. Goes to the table.
Takes the straw. INHALES a line.
And another. Then a third. Rubs her nose.
Ahhh -- breakfast of champions.
Rod picks up his gun.
Puts it his waistband.
Zips up his jacket.
Goes to Cam.
Puts his arms around her.
You ready to roll, big fella?
Lock and load, gay boy.
Shut up. Don’t call me that.
She kisses him.
What was that for?
I dunno. Felt like it.
(rubs up against him)
I feel -- different. More POWERFUL.
Maybe when this is all over,
I’ll get a sex change.
Over my dead body.
Careful what you wish for --