Monday, September 26, 2016
Breakfast of Champions
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In Chapter 13 of AFTERHOURS, Angel the bouncer shares his stash of cocaine with the celebrities and their captor Danny Peel to help pass the time while they're being held hostage. Meanwhile, pro ball player Easy Washington hatches a plan to try and take Danny down ...
INT. AFTER HOURS CLUB - EARLY MORNING
Danny finishes chopping up a series of
big, fat lines of coke on the bar.
Holds a rolled-up bill in his hand.
Smiles. Leans over. SNARFS one up.
Then another. HONK. Hands it to Vin.
Breakfast of champions.
Beam me up, Scotty.
(does a line)
Damn. That’s good shit.
Can I -- ?
We should all be on the same wavelength.
Pulls a silver tube out of her bag.
Leans over. SNORTS a line. Shakes her head.
Check out the paraphenalia on Miss Red Carpet.
Present from my director.
(offers it to Sky)
Sorry. I’m clean and sober.
Really? How long?
You can make that again standing on your head.
I dunno. My sponsor --
Tell ‘em you were held hostage at gunpoint
by a crazed gunman and he made you.
He takes the tube from Casey.
Leans down. SNARFS up a line.
Dips a finger in his drink.
Wets his nose.
That’s some righteous booger sugar.
(hands it to Easy)
Seventh Inning Stretch, my man?
Line drive, brother.
(does a hit, shakes his head)
Home run, bases loaded.
He swings the tube like a little bat.
Angel points at it.
(hands it to him)
But of course.
The bouncer needs a bounce.
Angel smiles grimly. Leans down.
SNARFS up a line. Then another.
Nods his head. Danny points at Mia.
Now it’s your turn.
Aw, c’mon. Join the party, doll.
I -- don’t do drugs.
Oh, so you think you’re better than us?
No. I just --
(looks at Angel)
Don’t do drugs.
(aims his gun at her)
Well, now you do.
(hands her the straw)
C’mon. One little toot.
You’d make a dangerous criminal VERY happy.
(clicks the hammer)
DO IT. NOW.
Mia stares at him. Eyes fill with tears.
She leans down. SNORTS a hit.
Lays down the straw. Rubs her nose.
See? That wasn’t so bad, was it?
UNDER THE BAR
Easy taps Sky’s leg.
Slips him a folded napkin.
Looks down. Carefully opens it.
THE NAPKIN READS
‘I’ll grab Danny’s gun.
You get Vin’s.
When I say NOW.’