Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Hit And Run Holiday
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In Chapter 28 of GUN-WILD, bank robbery fugitives Cam Clinch and Rod Funk check into an adult motel to hide out and figure out their next move. Meanwhile, robbery-homicide detectives Bobby Teen and Taya Ralls interview Cam's father's chauffeur, who reveals the deep, dark secrets about Cam's sordid past ...
EXT. ADULT MOTEL - NIGHT
A shitty, run-down joint with bars on the windows
next to a vacant lot.
The sign reads THE STARLET. FREE HBO.
The VW van pulls into the parking lot. Stops.
IN THE VAN
Rod turns, looks at Cam.
We’ve been through a lot of shit today.
We’re both exhausted. Strung out.
I really care about you.
And I’m sorry about
what happened with -- you know.
DON’T say it.
It’s okay. I won’t.
Let’s just chill out,
have a couple of drinks, watch a movie,
and get some sleep. How does that sound?
That would -- be nice.
And I won’t try anything. Promise.
Cam looks at him.
Her lip quivers.
Tears glimmer in her eyes.
She leans over.
Puts her arms around him.
I could -- almost love you.
EXT. CLINCH ESTATE - AERIAL SHOT - NIGHT
An enormous complex of buildings
behind high stone walls
on 'the exclusive side' of Bel Air.
EXT. CLINCH ESTATE - GARAGE - NIGHT
More like a hangar, really.
Dozens of top-shelf sport cars
and luxury sedans from around the world.
And enough classics to make Jay Leno hard.
RAOUL LUNA (50’s), chauffeur,
polishes a Rolls Royce hood.
Slim and elegant.
World-weary, with a bit of a lisp.
I thought those friends of hers
looked a little -- rough.
Bobby and Taya stand nearby,
listening. Taking notes.
Did she say where she was going?
Just ‘up the coast’ somewhere.
I had no idea should would
get into any -- trouble.
Has she ever been hospitalized for --
May I speak off the record?
Bobby and Taya put their notebooks away.
I’m going to tell you this
because I love Cameron.
She and I became close over the years.
She confided in me.
I came to think of her
like a daughter.
Cameron had a --
troubled relationship with her father.
Did they argue alot?
That’s one word for it.
You didn’t hear this from me.
I would lose my job. It could be --
Go on --
Cameron’s father had --
sexual relations with her.
She was so ashamed.
When she confided in me about it,
I was horrified.
But what could I do?
He’s one of the most
powerful men in the world.
Was she ever -- violent?
She had -- anger management issues.
Last year she had a -- nervous breakdown.
And she was hospitalized?
Unfortunately, yes. It broke my heart.
I was so happy to find out she was out.
She was released?
Not exactly --
Cameron is a free spirit.
She’s hard to control.
But she seemed fine when I saw her.
She was the old Cameron, happy.
And she was going on a
vacation trip with friends.
More like a hit and run holiday.
If there’s anything I can do to help,
please let me know.
You said her parents are out of town?
Yes. They’ve been in Switzerland.
But after I spoke with you on the phone,
I received a call from Mr. Clinch.
The police called him.
They’re on a plane right now.
What time do you expect them?
Tomorrow morning, bright and early.
Let me guess.
Then the shit’s gonna hit the fan.
Try World War Three --