Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The Family That Robs Together, Stays Together
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In Chapter 39 of BABY HEISTER, Jo joins her husband Doc and her grandaughter Kelsey at the safe house, where they hear on the radio that the Yakuza gang leader that killed Kelsey's parents -- and Jo and Doc's children -- is now out on bail ...
INT. DOC’S LOFT - NIGHT
Classic jazz plays on an old-school boombox.
Kelsey and Doc sit at a long table
near the kitchen area eating dinner.
Candles have been lit.
If you squint your eyes,
it almost looks homey.
Doc spoons a forkful. Chews.
Franks and beans.
Reminds me of being in the Army.
I’ll go to the store tomorrow
and get some real food.
The motor on the elevator starts GRINDING.
Doc gets up. Goes to the kitchen counter.
Grabs his gun.
Should be Jo. She and I are
the only ones that know about this joint.
If it’s not, we’re fucked.
He walks over to the big wooden gate
across the elevator shaft.
Peers through the slats. Gun ready.
Kelsey gets up. Goes to the counter.
Gets HER gun. Joins him.
They listen as the elevator
motor SCREECHES and CLANKS.
Let’s each take a side. Just in case.
She nods. Moves to the right.
Doc to the left.
The platform reaches the top. Stops.
The gate slowly rises -- revealing Jo.
Sitting in Jack’s truck. She looks at them.
Honey, I’m home --
INT. DOC’S LOFT - KITCHEN - NIGHT
More jazz on the radio. Jo sits
at the table picking at her food. Exhausted.
Doc and Kelsey watch her, concerned.
How do you feel?
That’s what scares me.
I don’t feel anything.
That’s because you’re still hopped up
on adrenaline. It’ll hit you later.
(takes her hand)
You know I’m here for you.
Doc’s pager BUZZES.
He fishes it out. Looks at it.
Grabs his cell. Punches a number. Listens.
We killed him.
Said you owed money to some shark,
was there to collect.
I thought your fee was a bit high --
Simon’s out on bail?
Sure. Have him page me.
Expect a courier to deliver
your package in a few days.
You, too. Bye.
He hangs up. Looks at Jo.
And Kelsey, trying not to smile.
I gather you all got that.
The music stops.
An ANNOUNCER’S VOICE comes on the radio.
NEWS ANNOUNCER (O.C.)
Good evening, Los Angeles.
This is Shelly Liebowitz with the news.
In our top story tonight,
the LAPD has arrested Yung Park Soh,
leader of Yakuza gang The Blood Tigers
in connection with the First National
Bank of California robbery earlier this year.
Everyone WHIPS their head
in the direction of the radio.
NEWS ANNOUNCER (O.C.)
As you may remember, the Blood Tigers
interrupted a bank robbery in progress
during a riot that started due to
a series of explosions set off
by the bank robbers as a diversion.
In a strange twist, the Tigers killed
two of the robbers and made off
with over a million dollars.
The rest of the gang escaped
and are still at large.
Doc gets up. Turns it off.
Kelsey’s eyes BLAZE with anger.
You realize what this means.
It’s too dangerous.
But I want REVENGE.
That’s not a good idea, Kelsey.
Revenge is a dish best not served.