ADDICT Scene 12
Live by the Sword
Live by the Sword...
Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.”
LATER THAT WEEK: NO DIALOGUE:
EXT: 11th AND SOUTH STREETS-CENTER CITY PHILLY
MUSIC- FREEWAY-“WHAT WE DO IS WRONG”
DISSOLVE INTO A CLOSE UP of “The Walker” on a bitter cold day. He is mounted on one of his hi-performance mountain bikes. “The Walker” checks his watch. 12:52PM “GAMETIME!” He slowly pulls his ski mask down on his face. WE HEAR IN THE BACKGROUND THE BEGINNING OF FREEWAY’S “WHAT WE DO IS WRONG”.
INT: “SOUND GRAVES” SOUND SYSTEM STORE-11th STREET BETWEEN CHESTNUT AND MARKET STREETS
MUSIC-FREEWAY-“WHAT WE DO IS WRONG”-LOUD
CUT TO a CRANE SHOT reveals “SOUND GRAVES” store manager Melvin “Big Mel” Brown, his staff and store customers all going about their business while bobbing their heads and grooving to the music of FREEWAY’S “WHAT WE DO IS WRONG”.
CUT BACK TO: SAME MUSIC CONTINUES:
A CLOSE UP OF “The Walker” as he races like a demon towards his mission destination. THE CLOSE UP FOCUSES on “The Walker’s” “warrior eyes” and frozen breath exposing themselves from behind his ski mask.
CUT BACK TO:
SAME MUSIC CONTINUES:
A MID SHOT shows a contented “Big Mel” glancing at his watch 12:58PM time for a huge free meal and some luscious Greek dessert! He nods goodbye to his staff and heads towards the store exit…
CUT BACK TO: COMPLETE SILENCE:
It is 12:59:58secondsPM as WE TRACK “The Walker” in SLOW MOTION as we observe him pulling out a silenced 9mm pistol out of his black leather bomber jacket, as he proceeds to…
At 1:00PM sharp WE TRACK “Big Mel” exiting “SOUND GRAVES” in SLOW MOTION as he pulls the hood up on his head to combat the bitter cold, we watch the huge warrior’s head jerk back then he slumps to his knees and then falls face down into a pool of his own blood, inflicted by one 9mm caliber bullet which struck him directly between his two eyes.
MUSIC-FREEWAY’S-“WHAT WE DO IS WRONG”/NORMAL MOTION
WE TRACK as we watch “The Walker” conceal a pistol then escape the scene of the crime by riding his mountain bike down the 11th and Market Street Subway steps. WE CONTINUE TO TRACK as we observe “The Walker,” nodding to the subway employee as he swipes his TRANSPASS through the turnstile.
AS WE HEAR FREEWAY’S “WHAT WE DO IS WRONG” FADE. WE BEGIN TO HEAR THE EASTBOUND SUBWAY TRAIN HORN.
SFX: HONK (CONSTANT VERY LOUD TRAIN HORN)
WE CRANE IN SLOW MOTION AS WE BEGIN TO FOCUS ON THE TRAIN’S LETHAL APPROACH. IN SLOW MOTION WE OBSERVE THE “FEARLESS WALKER” JUMP DOWN ONTO THE TRAIN TRACKS AS IF THE APPROCHING TRAIN DID NOT EXIST! WE REMAIN IN SLOW MOTION AS WE CONTINUE TO HEAR THE DEAFENING TRAIN’S HORN. A MID SHOT REVEALS “THE WALKER” REMOVING THE 9MM PISTOL FROM INSIDE HIS JACKET AND A HUGE BLACK MAGNET FROM HIS BLACK/GRAY MILITARY FATIGUE PANTS. HE ATTACHES HIS TWO TOOLS TOGETHER AND PLACES THEM FIRMLY ON THE METAL TRAIN TRACKS, THUS ALLOWING THE TRAIN TO DESTROY THE EVIDENCE OF “BIG MEL’S” MURDER UPON ITS ARRIVAL.
WE RETURN TO NORMAL MOTION as we watch the stoic warrior “The Walker” quickly leap back on to the train platform only seconds before the train’s arrival. He calmly boards the eastbound train with his mountain bike and sits down. He removes his ski mask, and a “walkman” CD player from one of his many pockets, places his headphones on his ears and begins to nod his head to his favorite RAP jam…
MUSIC-FREEWAY’S-“WHAT WE DO IS WRONG”
MUSIC-“AMAZING GRACE”: NO DIALOGUE:
ABOUT A WEEK LATER: EXT: A WELL KEPT CEMETARY
We DISSOLVE INTO a CLOSE UP which reveals the rage in Chucky Grave’s eyes. WE PULL OUT SLOWLY and study his face, we see one single tear release from his right eye. WE CONTINUE THE CLOSE UP of his face then WE CRANE the cemetery where we see about fifty young African-American men dressed in expensive black fur and leather coats, winter hats, and suits, all standing at “military parade rest” behind their leaders Chucky and “Da Da” Graves.
MUSIC CONTINUES-“AMAZING GRACE”
WE CONTINUE TO CRANE the cemetery then PUSH IN for a SHOT of a gorgeous African-American woman dressed in a full-length mink coat and hat singing “AMAZING GRACE”. The woman is “Ecstasy”.
ANOTHER LONG SHOT reveals “Big Mel’s” coffin being lowered into the ground. WE PULL OUT TO A SHOT of Chucky Graves turning only his head toward “Da Da” who in return does a “military right face into attention” and faces his “commander and chief”. A CLOSE UP reveals tears now streaming down the face of Chucky Graves as he and his younger brother stare into each other’s eyes in silence and nod to each other, signifying that T Johnson and everything that he stands for; will soon be wiped off the face of the Earth.
THE NEXT DAY ABOUT 10PM:
MUSIC-50 CENT-“MANY MEN”: NO DIALOGUE:
INT: SOUTHBOUND SEPTA C-BUS- ENTERING NORTH PHILADELPHIA
WE TRACK THE C-BUS progression down Broad Street at NORMAL MOTION. WE CONTINUE TO TRACK as we see a “supposedly” intoxicated “Da Da” stumble onto the bus wearing a “beat up” parka with the hood covering most of his face. MUSIC CONTINUES: WE CONTINUE TO TRACK “Da Da” as he proceeds towards his prey, a pre-occupied “Walker” who is sitting next to the rear exit door. He is French kissing with “Ecstasy”.
A LONG SHOT reveals “Da Da” approach the completely seduced “Walker” and pull out a silenced Glock automatic pistol and shoot his enemy in the temple, a split second after “Ecstasy” jumped up.
MUSIC-50 CENT-“MANY MEN” FADES OUT:
INT: LATE MODEL BLACK SUV
CUT TO a MID SHOT reveals “Da Da” and “Ecstasy” sitting in the back seat of a speeding Black SUV.
That’ll teach that stupid bastard not to get a driver’s license!
WALK THIS! PUNK BEHIND NIGGA!
HA! HA! HA! HA!
CUT TO: SMILE ON DA DA’s FACE AS ECSTACY DIPS DOWN INTO HIS LAP.
Yeah that’s right baby, eat daddy’s big gun up!
ONE WEEK LATER: ABOUT MIDNIGHT
MUSIC BY THE RUFF RIDERS-“THE RUFF RIDERS” NO DIALOGUE:
DISSOLVE INTO A LONG SHOT as we watch “Ecstasy” riding Mr. Lee Wong who is handcuffed to solid gold bedpost.
SFX: KNOCK ON THE DOOR
WE TRACK “Ecstasy” as she dismounts Mr. Wong and walks quickly to open the door for “room service”…
MUSIC CONTINUES-“THE RUFFRIDRES”
WE CONTINUE TO TRACK as we see “Ecstasy” open the door, and move swiftly to the side as we observe Da Da dressed in a waiter’s uniform enter the room, and with expert precision proceed to riddle the late Mr. Lee Wong with bullets fired from a silenced MAC-10 sub machine gun.
WE TRACK IN SLOW MOTION Da Da and “Ecstasy” strolling calmly out of the hotel into the cold night air.
CUT BACK TO:
MUSIC FADES INTO SCREAMS OF HORROR:
WE RETURN NORMAL MOTION AS A LONG SHOT reveals an elderly woman hotel guest exiting the elevator in a formal gown only to see two massive Asian men lying in pools of their own blood next to an unattended serving cart.
AHH! AHH! AHH! AHH! AHH!