Monday, January 23, 2017
The Big Bounce
Hey there, crime kids. Happy Monday. It's time once again to take a trip to the dark side, where your most violent fantasies become sins of the flesh, right here, where the hardboiled action is non-stop, at the coolest crime joint in cyberspace ... at That Killing Feeling.
In Chapter 35 of THE HEISTERS, we flash back to the Kelsey and the gang's rock concert stadium robbery, which goes goes off without a hitch ... until it's time to make their getaway ...
EXT. STADIUM - EAST GATE - DUSK - FLASHBACK
The ambulance drives up to the gate.
A guard in the security booth sees it.
Opens the gate and waves it through.
INT. AMBULANCE - MOVING - DUSK - FLASHBACK
Kasper sits behind the wheel
in an EMS uniform.
Waves back as he drives
into the stadium.
INT. STADIUM - DUSK - FLASHBACK
A giant stage set up at one end.
A ROCK BAND plays at a DEAFENING
volume over the PA system.
The stands are filled to capacity.
But so is the field. Stadium seating.
The ambulance comes onto the field. Stops.
INT. AMBULANCE - DUSK - FLASHBACK
Kasper looks at the throng of people.
Starts to freak out.
Shit, shit, shit --
He pulls out his cell phone.
Punches a number. Listens.
Pick up, pick up --
INT. STADIUM FINANCE OFFICE - DUSK - FLASHBACK
Kelsey’s phone RINGS in her pocket.
She looks at Ronan.
She whips it out. Answers it.
There’s no fucking room, man.
There’s too many fucking kids
on the field. What am I gonna do?
The stadium’s filled with kids.
There’s no room for the
ambulance to get to us.
Greedy bastards oversold it.
Wait. I’ve got an idea --
(into the phone)
Tell the kids someone’s OD’d,
and you need to get through.
That won’t work. Half of them
are on their way to OD’ing themselves --
It’ll work if you tell them it’s BONO.
Nah. He’s not that big anymore.
But they’ move if I tell ‘em
Jay-Z had a fuckin’ HEART ATTACK.
Perfect. DO IT.
Call me back if you have any problems.
You got it, baby. I mean -- chief.
He hangs up.
Grabs the radio mike.
CLICKS it on.
Raises it to his lips --
EXT. STADIUM GROUNDS - NIGHT - FLASHBACK
LOUD ROCK MUSIC. Throngs of TEENAGE KIDS
yell and scream and sing along.
Jumping up and down.
Dancing. Drinking. Partying.
The ambulance starts moving very slowly.
Kasper’s voice comes BOOMING
over the loudspeakers.
Jay-Z has had a HEART ATTACK.
Please move out of the way
and let the VEHICLE THROUGH.
The kids hear him.
Turn and look in horror.
Suddenly the crowd
parts like the Red Sea.
Kasper starts driving through.