- Mental Health
Satan is defeated!
Satan is defeated!
INT. KEITH AND BONNIE’S BEDROOM NEW YEARS DAY- 2:30 pm
DISSOLVE into Keith completing his powernap before he drives up to New York City to join his family for dinner. Keith reacts to the sound of his alarm clock buzzing; he has been sleeping deeply for approximately four solid hours, he is still fully clothed.
A MID SHOT shows Keith jump out of bed, strip off his clothes, and race for the shower. He promised his babies he would be at “Tough Benny’s” (his hard nosed father-in-law’s) house no later than 5pm. Keith has never broken a promise to his little girls and he doesn’t intend to do so today either.
EXT: KEITH AND BONNIE’S DRIVEWAY MUSIC-50 CENT’S “MANY MEN”
We CRANE to show Keith jumping in his late model Cadillac Escalade EST as he pops 50 CENT into his CD player before backing out of his driveway. DISSOLVE:
EXT. NEW YEARS DAY 4:53pm-BONNIES PARENTS DRIVEWAY BROOKLYN NY
DISSOLVE into CRANING which reveals Keith pulling into the driveway with seven minutes to spare! He parks next to Detective Lt. Benito “Tough Benny” Vargas late model navy blue Mercedes Benz sedan. Keith’s father-in-law walks outside to greet his favorite son-in-law. “Tough Benny” is holding Mattie and Mia who can’t stop giggling because they are so happy to see their Daddy. Keith carries his babies into the house. Bonnie is elated to see her husband, she wraps her arms around Keith and their daughters who he is still holding. Bonnie gives Keith a big kiss on the lips, as Mattie and Mia give their daddy a kiss on each cheek. Bonnie’s youngest sister Rita must have a picture of this warm family moment.
Too cute, I got to get a picture of this!
A MID SHOT shows Keith, Bonnie, and their sweet little girls smiling brightly for the camera.
KEITH AND HIS FAMILY
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
INT. NEW YEARS DAY- PETE AND DARCY KOWALSKI’S SMALL ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT- OLD CITY, PHILADELPHIA- EARLY EVENING
FADE into a MID SHOT which reveals Pete and Darcy sitting on their sofa snuggled close together watching Notre Dame vs. Texas Tech in the COTTON BOWL. They are Huge Notre Dame fans. It is the last 19 seconds of the COTTON BOWL. Notre Dame is winning 28 to 24. It is first-down and Texas Tech’s football’s on the Notre Dame’s two-yard line. The Kowalski’s are cheering feverishly for their team.
DIG IN IRISH! DIG IN DEFENSE!
LETS GO IRISH! DIG IN!
Notre Dame keeps Texas Tech out of the end zone on all four-possessions. NOTRE DAME WINS THE COTTON BOWL! Pete and Darcy go crazy! Pete jumps off the sofa, and begins doing his silly victory dance that he reserves only for big wins for his Philadelphia Eagles, and Notre Dame.
THANK YOU TOUCHDOWN JESUS! NOW THAT’S
FOOTBALL! YEAH BABY!
Petey you know it makes me hot when you do your victory dance.
Darcy looks seductively at her husband, and rubs her hand on the sofa as a way of summoning him to come to her.
Me so horny, me love you long time.
Yeah babe you know the doctor says its good for me.
But what about the twins, they’re going to want to kick the
crap out of me when they come out.
The babies don’t feel a thing, but I feel everything.
Well a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.
A CLOSE UP shows Pete giving his wife a big kiss on the lips. DISSOLVE into Pete and Darcy snuggling on their sofa after making love. They are partially dressed, watching a different bowl game now and are bored and hungry. They are both grateful for Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days out of the year. They order from Golden Dragon at least three days a week.
We’re hungry, we need Chinese food.
(rubs his wife’s belly)
So what do you and the “Munchkins” want.
A large Egg Foo Yong, two shrimp rolls, three dumplings, and
a half dozen spare ribs.
Is that all babe?
TRACK as Darcy walks to the refrigerator to get her husband a beer and herself a glass of water.
Petey don’t make fun of us, what are you going to get?
My usual: the general’s chicken, a couple egg rolls, and let’s make it a dozen spare ribs. I’ll split them with you, and the twins, OK?
CONTINUE TRACKING as Darcy hands her husband a Budweiser and heads for the shower.
Go for it. I’m jumping in the shower babe.
Pete dials the number and responds to the voice answering the telephone.
CHINESE MAN (VO)
Hey what’s up dude? Delivery.
A MID SHOT shows Darcy wrapped in a bath towel picking up a Pink CD, before putting it on she mutters…
Petey thinks you are so darn hot, I am way hotter than you.
(beat) Well at least you make good music.
MUSIC-PINK’S “LIKE A PILL”
Darcy steps into shower, and we see her pregnant silhouette, and hear her begin to sing the Pink song so well, as if she is Pink herself!
MUSIC SLOWLY FADES OUT: DISSOLVE:
INT: CHUCKY GRAVES FAMILY COMPOUND- NORTH PHILADELPHIA - NEW YEARS DAY- EARLY EVENING
DISSOLVE into Chucky and his six loyal generals entering his conference room, and closing the door behind themselves as their soldiers and their families celebrate the New Year in the main house of his compound in the section of North Philly that is his kingdom. We MIDSHOT as Chucky and his generals sit at a large mahogany conference table as Chucky begins to speak…
My brother’s I realize that over the past few years
you have all heard me recall my first encounter with
the bastard T Johnson. However family if you will
bear with me for a moment under the circumstances,
now would be an appropriate time to do a little
reminiscing about my college days at good old Philly State.
You brothers know back in my younger days, I was a
pretty wild guy. (beat) So here I am, a freshman at
State, and I’m at this party with these two fine honies’,
a thick Puerto Rican babe, and a fine soul sista. I
just smashed both of them freaks up in their
dorm room. Ya’ll know Chuck don’t mess around when
it comes to layin’ the pipe down. (beat) Anyway, me
and the babes we like just chilled out in a
corner hugged up, they sippin’ a little wine whatever,
me I got my thang; I got me an ice cold V-8 from my
Chucky smiles, his generals all laugh.
Now this is a big party cause State’s hoop team just got
back from losing in the final four. But you know they
put they thing down that season and you know every-body
was like mad proud of their sorry butts, (beat)
I still lost ten grand on them cowards!
Chucky and his general’s share another laugh together.
So I’m chillin’ with the freaks and here come this
serpent T Johnson. This coon is like captain of the
ball squad, a senior point-guard, big man on campus
type nigger. I’m thinking oh I’m gonna’ have to hurt
this negro on principle for steppin’ to me and
trying to take my females. (beat) I aint care nothing bout’
them hos, but ya’ll know the deal, principle.
But this devil walks up, blunt in hand talking bout, what
up dog you tryin’ hit this, killa’, or what? (beat)
Ya’ll know I ain’t never messed around with nuffin’.
So I was like naw dog I’m cool. (beat) But you know
how females can be, everything be funny to them
sometimes, so the two tricks just bust out
laughin’ at this nigga’, next thing you know,
I’m laughing at this nigga’ too. The look on that
bastard’s face was like you would have
thought I had just beat the mess out his
moms or some somethin’!
Chucky and his generals share a good long hard laugh at T Johnson’s expense. Then the mood in the room turns deadly serious as Chucky continues his pre war speech.
That jackal just wanted to get cool with me so he
could try tot ake over my operation on campus, (beat)
you think. I tell you my brothers; the powers that
be in this universe truly do have a sense of humor.
Here it is eight years later and this demon T
is still out to attempt to destroy me! (beat)
The difference is now I have a family to provide
for and protect. (beat) First of all I have chartered
a flight for our wives and children. They will all
be heading down South to stay under the protection of our
business associates in North Carolina. They leave
first thing in the morning. Also the North Carolina
boys are sending us twenty-five of their
best soldiers; they realize their survival
down there depends on our survival and success up here. (beat) We will need those twenty-five guns.
Make no mistake gentlemen, we are about to enter harms way. (beat) Da Da report!
(Chucky’s younger brother.)
He’s got those Golden Dragon chinks on his hip;
he’s got his spics from Mexico up here staying in
his warehouse. He’s got half of 5-0 on his payroll,
and we scoped him meeting with “Skinny Mikey” of
the Barlino family. (beat) But we do have eyes
inside his warehouse, a dancer named “Ecstasy”.
A DANCER! GET HER OUT OF THERE! I AINT HAVIN’
NO CIVILAN FEMALE’S BLOOD ON MY HANDS!
(stands up and pounds his fist on the table)
AINT NO BUT! GET HER OUT! AND PUT
HER ON THE PLANE TO NORTH CAROLINA, YOU
Ok Chuck, my bad I got you.
(regains his composure)
Brothers if you have not already realized it,
Satan is coming for our souls now.But after all
this is the life we chose. (beat) If any of you want
to be on that plane heading to North Carolina
with the women and children, (beat) I won’t hold it
against your sorry behind.
Chucky, and his generals all laugh, after all they are going to a war, not a funeral.
INT: JAKE AND SARAH WEINSTEIN’S FOUR BEDROOM HOME- NORTH WALES PA- NEW YEARS DAY- DINNER TIME
MUSIC- BILL WITHER’S “JUST THE TWO OF US” NO DIALOGUE:
A MID SHOT reveals Jake and Sarah are sitting down to a romantic candle light dinner for two. They stare at each other deeply. They dine in silence. All is right with the world with them.
MUSIC FADES OUT: CUT TO:
INT: T JOHNSON’S WAREHOUSE- BANQUET ROOM-NEW YEARS DAY- DINNER TIME
MUSIC-LIVE JAZZ QUARTET- PERFORMING ON STAGE
We CRANE to show T and his thirty guests. We observe some of the most cunning, and ruthless international criminals in the world with their women, dining at a meal that is being served to them by a large team of caterers. It is now time for desert. T and his three closest allies excuse themselves. They have a hostile takeover to prepare for and it is strictly a PHILLY THING! CUT TO:
INT: T’S OFFICE: PRELUDE TO WAR
A MID SHOT reveals T, Mr. Lee Wong, Philadelphia Deputy Police Commissioner Mike “The Irishman” Kelly and Mexican drug “king pin” Senor Hector Hernandez, all seated on plush leather sofas. They are preparing for war; however there is no need to be uncomfortable.
Expansion is always mandatory for any business;
our business is no different. (beat) Gentlemen
as you all know, I admire the Graves operation.
I have since my days at State. However the need for constant
and consistent growth deems it necessary for our
organization to procure Mr. Grave’s business assets.
(beat) And of course as we all know; this is not a
personal attack on Mr. Grave’s character. This is
merely a “common sense” business move on our part,
nothing more nothing less.
As always Tyrone, you and I are once more in tune
with the exact nature of our business goals. (beat)
And I also have a tremendous amount of respect
for the Graves family; they are a family in the
truest sense of the word. Mr. Graves is a man of honor;
he will pose a worthy adversary.
Ok... Ok that’s enough of the warm and fuzzy crap..
T make no mistake my friend, Chucky Graves and
his people are not those ignorant Jamaicans out
in West Philly or those idiot Rican boys down the
“Bottom”. No offense Senor Hernandez.
None taking, those mongrel dogs are of no concern to me.
I can understand that Senor. (beat) As I was
saying gentleman this man is very smart,
extremely organized and his people are willing
to die for him.
Then die they shall. As always Mike you are right
to the point, and I am sure it doesn’t have anything
to do with you wanting to get back out there
to that gorgeous wife that I gave you?
Ah! (beat)“Ecstasy” she is truly an amazing women.
A CLOSE UP reveals “The Irishman” staring “daggers” at Mr. Wong.
Lighten up Mike, its New Years Day! Meeting adjourned,
now lets all go get laid!
A MID SHOT reveals all four men beginning to laugh together as they rise to head back to the festivities. DISSOLVE.