Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Gone, Baby, Gone
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In Chapter 22 of BABY HEISTER, it's a red letter day when Kelsey, Dusty and Reno blockade the armored car in the diner parking lot, subdue the guards, and make off the cash inside ...
EXT. RUBY’S DINER - DAY
Seven AM. Zero hour.
A smattering of cars and trucks
dot the parking spaces in front.
The spaces to the side are empty.
A big, tall van marked ROTO-HELPER pulls in.
Parks to the right of the armored car’s space.
Dusty gets out. Shuts the door.
Ambles into the restaurant.
An ancient Toyota pulls in.
Parks to the left of the armored car’s space,
but on an angle with it’s nose to the right
to make sure no one else parks
where the can is supposed to go.
ANGLE ON --
We see Kelsey’s behind the wheel,
wearing shades and a baseball cap.
She lights a smoke. Waiting.
EXT. GAS STATION - DAY
Down the street near the exit to the gas station lot,
the big, shitty truck idles, Reno behind the wheel.
IN THE RESTAURANT
Tilly looks at her watch. Nods to herself.
Puts a sign that says AREA CLOSED FOR CLEANING
in the area near the side window.
Then wheels the bucket and mop over.
ON THE FREEWAY
The armored car turns off, drives into the lot.
AT THE GAS STATION
Big, shitty truck pulls out.
IN THE PARKING LOT
Kelsey drives her car behind the diner.
THE ARMORED CAR
Pulls into its space to the left
of the Roto-Helper truck.
Sits in the diner.
Having coffee at the counter. Watching.
IN THE PARKING LOT
The armored car DRIVER gets out.
Goes to the rear of the truck, raps on the door,
and a UNIFORMED GUARD gets out.
They pull out their keys.
Insert them in separate key holes.
Lock the door. Then head into the diner.
The big, shitty truck pulls in.
Parks in the space to the left
of the armored car, blocking the view.
IN THE TRUCK
We now get a closer look at Reno.
We see he’s wearing the armored car
company uniform, but not the hat.
He checks his gun. Holsters it. Slips on shades.
IN THE DINER
Dusty watches Driver and Guard leave the bathroom.
Pick up their ‘to go’ coffee order.
Sees his cue. Leaves.
Gets up from his stool at the counter.
Walks into the back.
THE DRIVER AND GUARD
Come out of the diner.
Start walking toward the can.
EXT. DINER PARKING LOT - CONTINUOUS
Dusty stands between the truck and the can.
Kicks the front right tire of the truck.
Walks to the back. Kicks the double
rear tires on the same side. Sighs.
I’ll be a sonofabitch.
Driver and Guard look at Dusty. Smile.
Pulls her car out from behind the diner
and slowly eases it toward the three trucks.
Just as she gets perpendicular to the can,
she kills the engine.
IN THE SHITTY TRUCK
Reno hears her. Puts on his guard cap. Gets out.
THE DRIVER AND GUARD
Stand in back of the can. Pull out their keys.
Driver sticks his in. Then Guard. They stop.
Turn. Look at Kelsey.
Sorry. It stalls out.
I just gotta give it a sec.
They nod. Return to their task.
Dusty suddenly appears and CLIPS Guard
on the side of the head with his gun.
He GOES DOWN, hits the pavement. THWUNK.
Before Driver can react,
Reno appears with a gun and a knife.
SHOVES the gun in his back.
PRICKS his neck with the knife.
Hold very still.
(off his panicked look)
Go around to the front and have
the other guard open the door for you.
Reno moves the knife down to Driver’s hip.
PRICKS him again.
One false move and I castrate you.
Kelsey gets out of the car holding ropes and gags.
She and Dusty tie up Unconscious Guard.
Stuff him in the shitty truck.
Gets back in her car.
Dusty trots over to Reno, now moving
toward the passenger-side of the cab with Driver.
IN THE ARMORED CAR
The OTHER GUARD sees Driver in the window,
and part of Dusty’s uniform. He opens the door.
Dusty CLIPS Driver on the head with his gun.
He goes down. Aims his gun at Other Guard.
Get the fuck OUT.
Other Guard hesitates. Looks at Driver on the ground.
Swallows. Starts slowly getting out, just as Reno
SAPS him on the head from the other side, SMACK.
He goes down.
Dusty and Kelsey carry Driver and Other Guard
into the shitty truck. Start tying them up.
Reno starts transferring sacks and boxes of money
from the armored car into
the back of the Roto-Helper truck.
Kelsey gets in the Toyota
and drives it to the back of the diner.
Dusty helps Reno finish putting
the money in the roto-truck,
then gets in the back with it.
Kelsey returns on foot and gets in front.
Starts the engine, and drives away.
IN THE ROTO-HELPER TRUCK
Kelsey grips the steering wheel.
Big, shit-eating grin.
Dusty leans into the cab from the back.
Looks like someone just popped her cherry.
How do you feel?
(makes a face)
Think I peed my pants a little --