Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The Big Sleazy
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In Chapter 38 of BABY HEISTER, Kelsey and Simon pay a little visit to the Yakuza gang leader that killed her parents with a view to getting revenge. Meanwhile, robbery/homicide chief Darryl Rooker organizes his task force to start searching for Doc's safe house ...
EXT. LITTLE TOKYO - CITY STREET - DAY
A block filled with shops and restaurants.
Signs all in Japanese.
As are most of the pedestrians.
Simon and Kelsey walk down the sidewalk
looking at everything in wonder.
I’ve never been here.
It’s so cool.
We don’t have this in London.
I can’t believe it was so easy
to find his address.
The Internet is your friend.
Don’t have a computer.
(pulls out his smart phone)
Reach out and GPS someone.
Simon reads the numbers on the doors.
Stops in front of a doorway between
a fruit stand and an electronic store.
This is it.
So what do we do now?
Let’s go round back.
Check out the alley.
EXT. LITTLE TOKYO - BACK ALLEY - DAY
Surprisingly neat. No garbage.
Kelsey and Simon look at a fire escape
on the back of the building.
Kelsey pulls out her gun.
Heads over to the ladder.
C’mon. Let’s do it.
Put that away. Too risky.
We’ll come back later tonight
when it’s dark.
(off her look)
Patience, my love.
You said ‘my love.’
Sorry about that.
INT. ABANDONED GROCERY STORE - DAY
The task force headquarters.
A big, wide open space now filled
with a couple dozen COPS
sitting at makeshift desks.
Darryl Rooker stands in front of
a giant map of Los Angeles.
Flint Cole is next to him,
I’m sure you all know detective Flint Cole --
who just brought in two of Doc Hazard’s gang
from the armored car job in Palm Springs.
Flint smirks. Nods.
A smattering of applause.
As you all know, the rest of the gang
are holed up somewhere around here
in an abandoned warehouse.
Detective Luna is working on
identifying the owners of each building --
A burly HISPANIC COP raises his hand.
And then his team is going
to go building to building.
The rest of you are going to split
up into pairs and patrol the area
in twelve-hour shifts around the clock.
A smattering of murmuring
and groans all around.
Let me remind you that THIS GANG
was responsible for the recent riots
which cost the city MILLIONS
of dollars in damages.
(looks at Flint)
Do you have anything to add, Cole?
(raises his cup)
Let’s be careful out there --