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Dazed and Confused
Key: *** - dialogue which I couldn't quite make out. Please mail me if you know better.

Clock 0:00:00 set at the instant the Universal logo has faded to black.
Gramercy Pictures (logo)
White Hippy font on black:
Gramercy Pictures Presents
An Alphaville Production
In Association With
Detour Filmproduction
[montage sequence]
Cut to:
EXT. LEE HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT - DAY
Shot: Pickford slowly drives on.
(fade up): Dazed and Confused
Shot: Michelle in front passenger seat of Pickford's car licking rolling paper.
Shot: Michelle sealing joint.
Shot: Block out side school "Lee High School", "Fighting Rebels".
Shot: A external school door opens out walks a guy with long hair. People are sat on the steps, talking and smoking.
Shot: Vandalised lockers "SENIORS 76".
Shot: Slater toking with stoner and two other hippies. Passionately says something.
Casting by
Don Phillips
Shot: High shot of Shavonne, Jodi, Darla and 4 bags of groceries in the rear of Darla's truck and Jodi's Beetle. They are chatting.
Costume Designer
Katherine (K.D.) Dover
Shot: Don leaning on a locker, eating an apple in conversation with a girl. Another girl walks past they look at her and talk on.
Editor
Sandra Adair
Shot: Benny drilling his bat. Sign on machine "wear your goggles", Benny has them on his forehead.
Production Design
John Frick
Shot: Mike, Cynthia, Tony sat 'round a table (Coke machine in the background) talking and playing cards.
Director of Photography
Lee Daniel
Shot: Rear of Pink's car Pink leans. Up walks Simone. Pink opens rear, they sit down, he yawns.
Co-Producer
Anne Walker-McBay
Shot: Melvin squated with another guy playing craps, two others watch. Melivin wins and collects the money.
Shot: Pink and Pickford do special handshake (hands CU).
Shot: From behind Pink (doing handshake). Pink, Michelle and Pickford in shot.
Shot: Quick reverse angle of the above.
Shot: Busy corridor people walk about.
Produced by
James Jacks
Sean Daniel
Richard Linklater
Shot: Busy staircase, people walk about.
Shot: The previous shot but one - a few people a walking, bell rings. As the corridor empties a late girl dashes along.
Written and Directed by
Richard Linklater
Last Day of School
May 28, 1976
1:05 P.M.
[End montage.]
EXT. SCHOOL - DAY
Pink and Simone walk hand in hand followed by Pickford and Michelle.
SIMONE
(to Pink)
I'm heading this way.
PINK
Oh.
Pink kisses her.
PINK
Later.
SIMONE
So what have we decided?
PINK
About what?
SIMONE
About tonight.
PINK
Oh, er. Look, I'll probably get, you know, hung up with the guys, maybe, you know, later. Why don't we just you know, meet at the party?
SIMONE
Okay
PINK
Wouldn't want you waiting around for me all night anyway
SIMONE
Alright, what ever.
PINK
Cool. See you later.
SIMONE
Bye.
Exit Simone. Pink catches up Pickford and Michelle.
INT. SCHOOL CORRIDOR
Slater is by a drinking fountain (looks like he drops acid), either way he is off his head. Up walk Pickford, Michelle and Pink.
PICKFORD
Slater son.
SLATER
Hey man.
Pickford and Slater do custom handshake. Then Slater exchanges five with Pink.
PINK
How's it goin'?
SLATER
Fixing to be a lot better man. What time is your party tonight man?
PICKFORD
Nine thirty man.
SLATER
Nine thirty. Okay. Erm... I'll be there man.
PICKFORD
See you Slater alligator.
SLATER
Wait, wait. I gotta cruise by this afternoon and run a little business if you know what I'm talking about, so...
PICKFORD
That's what you're talking about.
SLATER
That's what I'm talking about man. Oh man I'm fucking wasted.
Slater exits one way the other three exit the other.
INT. CORRIDOR 2
Pickford is walking along scraping his hand up and down lockers (stoned) accompanied by Michelle and Pink. At the door of the common room are Mike and Tony
PICKFORD
Walkin' down the hall, by myself, smokin' a jay with fifty elves"
PINK
Later.
PICKFORD
Woodward, Bernstein.
MIKE
Guess that makes you Deep Throat. So was that there a smoke or a liquid lunch?
PINK
Hey.
Cynthia walks out the room to join them.
TONY
Smoke right?
CYNTHIA
So, guys are we going to play poker tonight?
PINK
Mmm, count me out I'll probably be going to Pickford's party later, okay?
MIKE
No we should do something like that. Goodwin's off on a senior trip, we can play poker any time.
TONY
Go to a party
MIKE CYNTHIA
Come on. Come on.
PINK
Hey.
MIKE
Don't worry about it. It's under control.
Pink goes into the common room.
TONY
I don't generally feel comfortable at those things.
MIKE
Just, okay. Pick us up at eight.
CYNTHIA
Alright.
Cynthia walks back in.
MIKE
It's going to be alright.
TONY
Okay I guess we'll go to the party then.
Tony walks on very slowly Mike with him.
TONY
Oh Mike I forgot to tell you about this dream I had last night.
MIKE
Oh yeah, why's that?
TONY
But, you've got to promise not to tell anyone okay?
MIKE
Yeah, sure.
TONY
No say "I promise".
MIKE
Oh Jesus. I promise not to tell anyone.
TONY
Okay, thank you.
MIKE
Welcome.
They stop walking.
TONY
Well, okay, there I am, you know, and I'm getting it on, you know, with what has this perfect female body.
MIKE
Uh-huh.
TONY
But...
MIKE
What? What, what?
TONY
I can't say.
MIKE
Come on man, you can't give a build up like that and not deliver. Right. Come on, a perfect female body. It's not a bad start.
TONY
But the head of Abraham Lincoln.
MIKE
Ah.
TONY
I mean the hat and the beard. Oh well, let's not think too deeply on this one right?
MIKE
Best not.
TONY
I've got to get some stuff from Mr. Birchfield. I'll see you in a few minutes.
MIKE
Right. I'm sorry.
They depart in opposite directions
SHAVONNE
(off)
Gilligan's Transistor Radio Map. Yeah, that was a good one.
INT. CLASSROOM
Shavonne is writing Gillian's Island episodes on the blackboard.
SHAVONNE
Hey what about that one where that sexy surfer guy catches that huge wave and lands on the island. You remember that?
A few of them "yeah" with remembrance.
JODI
The mosquitoes! Do you remember that. There were ...
DON
(off)
Pink let's go.
INT. CORRIDOR 3
Don beckons Pink over.
DON
Come on.
PINK
Hey. Look man, I can't go yet until Miss. Wilk gets here, so why don't you go get Benny and check me out on the way back, okay?
DON
Alright.
Don walks off but suddenly stops and turns.
PINK
What?
DON
Coach gave me something to give to you.
Don hands Pink a piece of paper. Pink unfolds and starts to read it (a pledge from the athletics dep.).
PINK
They're really doing this.
DON
Yeah. He wants them all back by the end of the day to. Can you believe that one?
PINK
And everybody's signing it?
DON
Just to get him off our back. I mean the coach is just being a fucking asshole do you know what I'm saying. I mean you sign it, never think about it again just let it go. You're going to make a big deal out of this aren't you?
INT. WOODWORK ROOM
Slater test sucks on a bong made by Stoner next to him.
SLATER
You're gettin' air from there man. It's no good. You see this? It's got to be tight. You're gunna have to put some gum around the base of that if you want to get a good hit man.
Don turns up at the door.
DON
Slater.
SLATER
Benny.
Slater gets Benny's attention to Don with Gene Simmons style tongue and hand waving. Don hand signals "hurry up". Benny hand signals "a few more minutes". Slater speaks over them.
SLATER
(off)
Man I ain't believing that shit about Bonham's one hour drum solo man. I mean one hour of drums, you couldn't handle that shit on strong acid man.
INT. CLASSROOM
Shavonne and Kaye get up from a table Jodi follows.
JODI
We're going to go to the bathroom could you guys let Miss. Wilks know?
Pink and Cynthia are sat at the next table, Tony leans against the one in the background. Mike comes over and sits down.
MIKE
Alright. This is totally amazing. "I voluntarily agree to not indulge in any alcohol, drugs or engage in any other illegal activity that may in any way jeopardize the years of hard work we as a team have committed to our goal of a championship season in '76."
PINK
That's bullshit.
TONY
You guys are actually signing this crap?
PINK
Apparently.
CYNTHIA
God what are they going to do next? Give you guys urine tests or something?
MIKE
See I just didn't know that drugs and alcohol were such a big problem that they had to resort to neo-McCarthyism.
PINK
No, I think that they're just afraid that some of us might be having just too good a time.
MIKE
See it's all this depressing youth thing you know?
TONY
Neo-McCarthyism. I like that!
MIKE
Oh, that's good Tony.
INT. GIRL'S BATHROOM
Kaye puts away some lipstick, Jodi is just standing around, Shavonne is smoking a cig.
KAYE
And there you guys were in class trying to list all the Gillian's Island episodes with out even a hint of irony.
SHAVONNE
What in the hell are you talking about girl?
KAYE
You weren't thinking about it were you?
SHAVONNE
Gilligan's Island?
KAYE
It's what's called the male pornographic fantasy.
SHIZ
Oh my.
KAYE
Think about it. You're basically alone on a deserted island with two readily available women. One a seductive sex goddess type. The other a healthy girl next door type with a nice butt. So guys have it all. The madonna and the whore. Women get nothing. We get a geek. An over-weight middle aged guy. Some nerdy scientific type I mean...
JODI
The professor is sexy.
INT. CORRIDOR 2
Benny holds up his bat. Next to him is Don.
DON
Pink! Come on man.
BENNY
We're off to raise some hell. Look at that, look at that!
PINK
Nice.
The three mumble some stuff and walk off. Jodi emerges from the bathroom, catches them up.
DON
Right let's go kick some ass.
JODI
You guys. Guys. Wait up. Benny.
BENNY
What?
JODI
Benny, I have a favor to ask ya.
BENNY
What do you need?
JODI
Take it easy on my brother this summer, okay? All of you.
BENNY
Mitch Kramer?
JODI
Yeah Mitch Kramer.
BENNY
Yeah, yeah. I'm going to give him a beating he never forgets.
JODI
Well just don't give him any more than the other guys. Any of you. He's kind of little, alright?
PINK
You got our word sis. Little brother will be okay.
JODI
Thanks. See you guys.
She walks way. Benny whacks her on the ass with his bat.
JODI
Oh! Benny! These guys I don't know...
She continues on joining Shavonne and Kaye.
DON
Oh there was just a little bit of bullshit in all that right?
BENNY
Major bullshit, he's a dead man. He's fucking dead.
They turn and head for the car.
PINK DON
Shot gun. Shot gun.
INT. BENNY'S TRUCK
Benny drive, Pink took shotgun, Don in the middle. They approach the junior school.
BENNY
Check it out boys, huh. I've been waiting three long years for this one.
DON
Oh yeah.
BENNY
Those junior high kids are dead meat I promise them. I'm going beat 'em. Oh yeah.
EXT. JUNIOR SCHOOL
Benny pulls up, stops. Gets out his microphone.
BENNY
Okay you freshman fucks listen up. It's your lucky day. Usually you'd be spending your freshman summer getting your asses busted and running for your worthless little lives. But this year because we feel so sorry for you, we're going to take it easy on you. And save us all a lot of time. So if you meet here. right here. After school today. You only get one licking from each of us. But you run like cowards. Well it's open season all summer long boys. Oh yeah. Mitch Kramer.
INT. JUNIOR'S CLASSROOM
Mitch, watching from behind the classroom blind panics.
BENNY
Mitchy. Mitchy, Mitchy, Mitchy.
The three of them laugh.
EXT. JUNIOR SCHOOL
BENNY
We're looking for you pal. Your ass will be purple before the day is over. Have a nice afternoon.
INT. JUNIOR'S CLASSROOM
Assorted bored kids sit around.
CARL
You better get out of town. Go spend the summer with your grandparents or something.
TOMMY
Hey man. You are going to show up to our game tonight aren't you?
MITCH
Yeah I'm pitching I kind of have to.
CARL
How should we inscribe your tombstone?
FRESHMAN SMARTASS
How about "bent over"?
MITCH
Yeah right piss ant. Why aren't they after anybody else?
CARL
They are man, believe me.
EXT. LEE HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT
Benny drives back up.
BENNY
Come on Mel. Hop on.
MELVIN
Lets go boy.
Benny parks and Pink notices 3 coaches.
PINK
Shit.
BENNY
Hey coach.
ASSISTANT COACH
So tell me. Any 'you girls going to be ready to play some football this fall, huh?
All "oh yeah"
BENNY
I don't know coach. You know I been doing so good in English classes you know. I figured I'd take next fall off and become a writer. What do ya think about that, huh?
ASSISTANT COACH
Boy, you wouldn't know how to write your name if it wasn't stenciled on your locker. No seriously everybody. Now don't go getting soft on me this summer. You know, you're sitting around the pool all day, chasing the muff around. Breakdown.
Don, Benny and Mel do so but Pink just turns away.
Hell man. My grandmother's quicker and tougher than you pansies. 'Course she six three, two-fifty and runs a 4.5 forty.
Pink mutters to himself.
ASSISTANT COACH
Hey what's the matter with you Floyd. Quarterback don't have to do what their coaches say it that it. Dawson, did you give him that pledge sheet?
DON
What?
ASSISTANT COACH
The pledge sheet, did you give it to him?
PINK
Yeah coach it's right here.
ASSISTANT COACH
Well Randy, if you could get that back to us by the end of the day we'd feel a lot better about it. You guys see that he does this, okay?
MELVIN
Alright coach.
General "see you coach". They walk on.
COACH CONRAD
Randy Floyd.
PINK
Shit.
COACH CONRAD
Before next fall you're in need of a serious attitude adjustment young man. You better get your priorities straight. And watch out for that other crowd you're running with. Don't think I haven't noticed. Hey, I want that piece of paper on my desk before you leave here today. Do you hear me?
The other guys to Pink "attitude adjustment", "get your priorities straight", "runs with a bad crowd", "bad people", blah blah blah.
PINK
Yeah well. I've got coaches and everybody else's attitude adjusted priorities right here.
Pink screws up the form and throws it in the coaches general direction (though none of them see).
BENNY
Yeah that's a good one.
They hear a car drive up.
DON
Oh. Did you hear O'Bannion flunked?
BENNY
Yeah, what a dumb shit.
O'Bannion pulls up and gets out with his bat.
O'BANNION
You all ready to bust some ass? What's up Don, Benny, Melvin good to see ya.
They say "see ya later" as Don and Pink leave.
O'BANNION
Hey, we gotta take your truck. I'm low on gas. Alright?

BENNY
Take my truck?
O'BANNION
Yeah.
BENNY
Okay?
Melvin runs over, picks up the form Pink threw away.
O'BANNION
Good. What are you doing?
MELVIN
What?
O'BANNION
Picking up trash, what are you doing?
MELVIN
What?
INT. SCHOOL
Pink and Don enter the school building and walk along.
PINK
Man I was just waiting for one of them idiot coaches to piss me off again.
DON
I don't know. I think you take the whole thing a little bit too personal. I mean you just gotta...
(looks around)
You gotta shake it off.
PINK
Don, have you ever thought about why we play football. I mean how many times have you gotten laid strictly because you're a football player, huh?
Upon passing through a doorway Don jumps at some nerd.
DON
I don't know. A few probably.
PINK
Few. Don, all I'm saying is that I bet we could do just as well if we were in a band or something.
They reach a certain classroom.
PINK
Look, I've got to put in a final appearance so...
DON
Wait a minute. Who you got going in there?
Don pears in through the open door.
DON
Pisst. Vicky. Vicky. Come on lets go right now. Let's go get naked right now come on, let's go. Let's go, let's go, let's go, let's go, let's go.
The female teacher (MS. STROUD) appears in the doorway.
MS. STROUD
Mr. Dawson.
DON
Yeah.
MS. STROUD
Why don't you take it somewhere else. Oh Mr Floyd are you gracing us with your presence today?
PINK
Er, might as well.
Pink enters the classroom. The teacher goes to shut the door but is stopped by Don's foot.
DON
You know Jennie? I was thinking that you and I could maybe get together over the summer. I mean to won't be legal, we can make things happen. I'll keep it mum's the word I promise. I swear.
The teacher pats him on the head and shuts the door.
INT. JUNIOR SCHOOL
CARL
At the party tonight I heard there's going to be a girl with knockers this big.
Carl indicates with his hands.
TOMMY
Bullshit.
CARL
Promise. Two handfuls.
TOMMY
No way.
CARL
Yes.
Pentico is at the doorway waving some car keys.
PENTICO
Psst, hey.
CARL
Pentico got his brothers car. Let's go.
TOMMY
Cool. Go talk to him.
MITCH
I'm not going alone.
CARL
Come on.
The three of them nervously approach the teachers desk.
MITCH
Er, Mr. Payne. Sir. You know every second that you could let us out early would really increase our chances of survival.
MR. PAYNE
It's like our sergeant told us before one trip into the jungle. Men.
The boys jump.
Fifty of you are leaving on a mission. Twenty-five of you ain't coming back.
MITCH
Okay.
They walk away stunned.
INT. CLASSROOM
MS. STROUD
You know the '68 democrat convention was probably the most bitchin' time I even had in my life. Hey guys, one more thing. This summer when you're being inundated by all the American bicentennial fourth of July brouhaha. Don't forget what you're celebrating and that's the fact that a bunch of slave owning aristocratic white males didn't want to pay their taxes.
PINK
Yeah.
MS. STROUD
Have a good summer.
[montage sequence]
Shot: A locker opens and the contents are thrown.
Shot: Kids exiting school throw paper around.
Shot: Many lockers opened, much paper thrown about.
Shot: Corridor people throw yet more paper (wide shot of the above) students leaving classrooms.
Shot: Sorting through locker and closing it.
Shot: Sorting through locker.
Shot: ext. gym happy student leave.
Shot: Car park - Darla drives away people walk off.
Shot: Junior high: Kids run out throwing paper.
Shot: Two guys in a truck looking for freshers with bats.
Shot: Carl, Mitch etc. run from school cautiously.
Shot: Two other guys parked up look around with bats then dash off.
Shot: Assorted Junior high kids get on a school bus.
Shot: Carl, Tommy, Mitch and Hirshfelder (who drops books) run along by a fence.
Shot: Some kid goes down a slide to where a friend is holding his bike.
Shot: Wide shot of the above, now chase by two dudes with bats. Pans to Pentico's brother's car, Pentico in driving seat.
Shot: Carl, Mitch etc run up to Pentico's car and all get it
PENTICO
Jump in, come on. We gotta go.
CARL
Hurry up Hirschfeilder, or we're going to leave your ass.
PENTICO
Come on lets go. Lets go come on. Oh shit.
Benny's truck pulls up along side Pentico.
O'BANNION
Shoowee, ducks on the pond.
MELVIN
How you doing boys.
Shot: The truck and car race off. In the background a fresher is getting his whacked by two guys.
[End montage]
EXT. JUNIOR'S SCHOOL
Freshmen girls are sat in the back of assorted trucks, Darla and Jodi walk along shoving dummies into their mouths.
DARLA
Wake up bitch. Wake up. Open, open. Hey, hey, open
JODI
Okay, open wide. Open wide. Hey you. Come here. You. Who are you?
SABRINA
I'm nobody. I mean I wasn't in the truck.
JODI
Are you a freshman?
SABRINA
Yeah.
JODI
Well are you in or are you out?
SABRINA
In.
JODI
Let's go.
EXT. RESIDENTIAL SUBURBAN STREETS OF AUSTIN
Hot in pursuit Benny after Pentico in the vehicles. Various comments fly during the chase from both parties. On one side "let's get em", on the other "hurry up".
TOMMY
Fucking turn. Here they come.
CARL
Shit, I think we really pissed them off man. Just drop me off at my house. Are you still with me?
MITCH
Yeah, I guess.
CARL
This is my house.
BENNY
They're slowing down. You get out and get 'em.
TOMMY
Good luck man. Be there tonight.
Both cars pull over at the same time. Mitch and Carl sprint to get in the house but O'Bannion acts as interceptor.
O'BANNION
Nice try freshmen. I tell you what. For being such brave little kids I'm only going to issue each of you five licks. Okay? Alright grab a pole. Let's get going.
CARL'S MOM
I don't think so creep.
Carl's mom bursts out the front door with a shotgun.
CARL
Mom.
CARL'S MOM
Carl, get in the house. Get in the house. And you. Get the hell off my property.
Mitch and Carl run in.
O'BANNION
Oh I'm sorry mam. I was just escorting your fine young son home from school. There are some ruffians about and...
She turns and goes back inside.
O'BANNION
Oh and er, Mitch, Carl we'll be seeing each other again.
Mitch and Carl poke their heads around the corner of the front door as O'Bannion walks away.
O'BANNION
Oh that's it. I fucking saw that you little sack of shit. You two are fucking dead. You hear me? You're fucking dead. Grr.
EXT. DRIVE IN
DARLA
Excuse me, thank you. Alright you little freshmen bitches. Air raid! That was pathetic. Let's try it again. That means get up you lazy little bitches. Get up. Air raid. That was horrible you little slime balls, you little freshmen sluts. Get up, get up. Up, up, up, air raid!
Cut to:
MIKE
That's what's fascinating, is that not only this school but the entire community seems to be supporting this, you know. At least turn their heads. I mean they apparently gave permission to use the parking lot. No parents seem to mind, you know. There's only concessions you know, I mean...
TONY
I know.
Cut back:
DARLA
We seniors, we tried, we gave you all a chance but since you little prick-teases, can't follow instructions. We're just going to have to try something else won't we. Seniors. You love us, smile. You love us.
[montage sequence]
Shot: A bunch of the senior girls getting food items from grocery bags.
Shot: Slater, Pink and Don watching from perched on a car.
Shot: Darla etc. running over and spraying freshmen (lying on the ground) with ketchup and mustard.
DARLA
Suffer sisters. Suffer.
Shot: CU on one particular freshman receiving hot dog toppings (minus onions).
Shot: Wider of the above - several suffer.
Shot: Oat meal or something is rubbed into the back of a victims T-shirt.
Shot: A bunch of senior sprinkling food of freshmen.
Shot: Three freshmen receiving the above flour +.
Shot: More seniors spraying the endless supply of ketchup, mustard and flour onto the young.
Shot: Knee high, a flour cloud, senior weave in and out emptying more food.
Shot: Shavonne spraying cream onto them.
SHAVONNE
Oozes baby.
Shot: CU on Sabrina, not too happy.
Shot: Simone to Sabrina
SIMONE
Welcome to high school honey.
She pours flour over her.
Shot: CU on Sabrina, flour downpour.
Shot: A senior cracks an egg onto a girls back.
Shot: Two freshmen now attached to dog collars and leashes are pulled up.
Cut to: Shavonne walks up to Don, Pink and Slater with a freshman.
SHAVONNE
Propose to Mr. Dawson.
The freshman goes down on her knees.
FRESHMAN GIRL
Will you marry me?
DON
I don't know. What's in it for me?
FRESHMAN GIRL
Anything you want.
DON
Anything?
FRESHMAN GIRL
Anything.
DON
Go like this. (opens his mouth suggestively) Do you spit or swallow?
The guys laugh.
FRESHMAN GIRL
Whatever you, like.
DON
Whatever I like? I would definitely marry you.
SLATER
It's so degrading man.
SHIVONNE
You're an asshole.
DON
Yes I am.
SLATER
It's terrible.
DON
Ah-haa.
Cut to: Simone and three out of shot freshmen.
SIMONE
I just want you guys to know that I feel for you now. I did it when I was a freshman, and you guys'll do it when you're seniors. Now fry like bacon you little freshman figgies. Fry, fry.
The camera tilts down to three freshmen girls flipping around on the ground like fish out of water.
Cut to: Tony, Mike - Jodi walks up with a freshman (Sabrina).
TONY
Oh, hello there.
JODI
I would like for you to propose to Tony. On your knees.
Sabrina goes down on her knees.
MIKE
Oh God.
SABRINA
Will you marry me?
TONY
What am I supposed to say here?
MIKE
I don't know.
TONY
What'll you do for me huh?
SABRINA
Anything you want.
TONY
Imagine the possibilities.
MIKE
Oh Jesus.
TONY
No seriously you can stand up. What's your name?
Sabrina gets up.
SABRINA
Sabrina.
TONY
Hi I'm Tony, Anthony actually.
He shakes her hand and gets his covered in gunk in the process.
SABRINA
Sorry.
TONY
This is Mike.
MIKE
Hey.
TONY
We were just discussing the utter stupidity of these initiation rituals and were kind of wondering why someone like you would subject yourself to the losing end of it all.
JODI
Are we having social hour over here? I'm supposed to be being a bitch. Back to the pit.
Jodi walks Sabrina off.
MIKE
So am I mistaken or is there a little unspoken thing going on their with that young vixen? You stud.
TONY
Well, you know how it is.
MIKE
I guess she's pretty cute once you clean all the shit off her.
TONY
Yeah, I bet she is.
Cut to: Darla in the middle of the parking lot addressing everyone.
DARLA
Okay girlies, it's hot out here, and I'm really sick of looking at all of you so lets just, lets get out of here. What are you looking at. wipe that face off your head bitch. Lets go, get in the trucks, lets go, come on.
Cut back:
MIKE
You know, I mean maybe if you ever left the poker table you know what I mean?
TONY
What do you mean if I ever left the poker table? What about you.
MIKE
What ever. The point is that's why we're going out tonight. You know? Hey you might experience something more tangible than an Abraham Lincoln dream.
Cut to: Benny's truck with Melvin, Benny, Pink sat in it and Don.
DON
This is a hair line fracture right there. What's that all about?
PINK
What'd you do?
MELVIN
I wouldn't doubt it, boy, my boy Benny was wearin' that ass out boy.
BENNY
We'll just give them a little beating they'll never forget.***
PINK
Who'd you do? Your Ma?
BENNY
That's your fucking mother.
MELVIN
Say man. Fuck the coaches man. Just do it for us man.
PINK
You picked this thing up?
MELVIN
Yeah you know.
BENNY
Hey what are you doing?
MELVIN
What?
BENNY
He ain't doing shit man.
PINK
Got any more details of my life figured out that you're going to let me in on Ben?
BENNY
I got lots of details.
O'Bannion walks up with his bat.
DON
Hey O'Bannion what ya doing?
O'BANNION
Oh you didn't hear did you?
BENNY
No, what?
O'BANNION
Oh you didn't you hear I got a shotgun pulled on my ass?
ALL
No way!
O'BANNION
I swear to god.
EXT. CAR WASH
Assorted senior girls's trucks drive through washing off the freshman sat in the back while they chant about how great seniors are. S-E-N-I-O-R-S...
EXT. PICKFORD'S HOUSE
Pink and Slater walk up. Pickford's Mom is packing the car up.
PINK
Hey Mrs. Pickford.
PICKFORD'S MOM
Hi guys you here to see Kevin?
PINK
No actually we came here to see you.
PICKFORD'S MOM
Oh. I bet you're glad school's out aren't you?
SLATER
Yeah we got our report cards today.
PICKFORD'S MOM
And how'd you do?
SLATER
Straight A's.
PICKFORD'S MOM
Both of you.
SLATER
Yeah.
PINK
Just kidding. You're going on a trip huh?
PICKFORD'S MOM
We're going away for the weekend.
PINK
Oh you're taking Kev with you huh?
PICKFORD'S MOM
No he's staying here.
PINK
Oh. He is. Oh.
PICKFORD'S MOM
Go on in he's up there somewhere.
Pink and Slater walk to the front door. Slater treads on a flower.
EXT. SABRINA'S HOUSE
JODI
Let's get together sometime 'right?
SABRINA
Yeah that'll be fun, lots of fun. We'll what'd you do? I mean for fun.
JODI
Usually just hang out the girls, you know, drive around that kind of stuff. There's a big party tonight, should be really great.
SABRINA
Oh.
JODI
Do you wanna come?
SABRINA
Yeah.
JODI
Yeah.
SABRINA
Yeah that'd be fun.
JODI
Cool, do you think it'll be alright?
SABRINA
Yeah it'll be fine.
JODI
Okay great then we'll pick you up at about eight thirty.
SABRINA
Okay.
JODI
Okay.
SABRINA
Cool.
JODI
See you then.
SABRINA
Okay bye bye.
JODI
Bye.
The two depart.
INT. PICKFORD'S BEDROOM
Michelle, Pickford, Pink and Slater are sat together. Pickford lights up a joint.
PICKFORD
Sample the goods. Fifteen bucks.
Hands him the bag of stuff.
SLATER
(to Pink)
Can you spot me ten? I'll pay you like Tuesday and shit. Thank you.
Pink pulls some notes and hands them to Pickford who gives Slater the bag.
PICKFORD
Shebanga.
There is a knock on the door.
PICKFORD
Who is it?
PICKFORD'S MOM
Kevin. I think you need to come out here for a minute...
PINK
Hide this. Ah man it reeks in here.
Pink and Pickford rush to get rid of the smell using air spray and throwing a bowl about...
PICKFORD'S MOM
Kevin. There's someone out here who says he needs to talk to you.
PICKFORD
What about?
PINK
Go get the door man. Here.
MICHELLE
Slater, lose it. Put it away?
PINK
Lose it man.
PICKFORD'S DAD
Kevin, open the door.
Pickford takes a ice pick from the door frame and opens it. His parents stand before him.
PICKFORD
Hey Dad, Ma. What's up?
PICKFORD'S DAD
Did you order some kegs of beer?
PICKFORD
No.
PICKFORD'S DAD
Well there's a fella in a beer tuck out on the street that says you did.
PICKFORD
Oh really.
PICKFORD'S DAD
Yeah.
PICKFORD
Just a sec.
Pickford shuts the door only to be reopened by his Dad. Pickford dashes over to the window and looks out.
PICKFORD
Shit!
Walks back over to his Dad (now in the room).
PICKFORD
That guy said I ordered a keg of beer.
PICKFORD'S DAD
Yeah. He said it was to be delivered to the Pickford residents.
PICKFORD
This address.
PICKFORD'S DAD
This address.
PICKFORD
That's kind of funny I guess I ought to go out there and see what's going on.
PICKFORD'S DAD
Yeah I think you better.
PICKFORD
I'll be right back.
PICKFORD'S DAD
You guys know anything about a party here tonight?
PINK
No sir.
MICHELLE
No.
EXT. PICKFORD'S HOUSE
Pickford comes out the house where a guy is unloading some kegs of beer.
PICKFORD
Hey, hey, hey. Hey man. Aren't you a little bit early?
BEER DELIVERY GUY
Er, yeah about an hour and a half man. But see I want to get by here early see if anyone's here man. I got this little action happening tonight man if you know what I mean?
PICKFORD
So I guess you got the wrong house.
Indicating with his eyes to his parents. The beer guy catches on.
BEER DELIVERY GUY
Ah, yeap. Inconvenient for you. I'm sorry, wrong Mr. Pickford all together.
PICKFORD
Hey these things happen, don't worry about it, Ben.
PICKFORD'S DAD
Were you going to have a party here tonight son?
PICKFORD
I don't know what that was all about.
PICKFORD'S DAD
Start unpacking. We're not going anywhere.
PICKFORD
Fucker!
PICKFORD'S MOM
Frank. Frank.
[start montage]
Shot: Wide shot of baseball game.
Shot: Pink taking a piss in the bushes, Pickford and Slater sat on Pickford's car watching Michelle face paint (Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of Kiss) a statue.
Shot: Tony and Mike leave a house and get in Cynthia's car (She's in the drivers seat).
Shot: O'Bannion, Melvin, Benny - arrive, watching baseball from behind the home team bench.
Shot: Cars on road going away, it's got darker.
Shot: Reverse shot of the above.
Shot: Wide shot of Top Notch restaurant, Wooderson drives through.
Shot: Top Notch stall position watching Wooderson drive by.
Shot: A friend doing up Shavonne's pants with a pair of pliers and helping her up.
Shot: Sabrina sat on curb waiting as ride pulls up (Jodi's Beetle).
Shot: Rear window position looking at cars behind, it's got even darker.
Shot: Former O'Bannion shot, Pink turns up.
Shot: Pitchers view - strike one.
Shot: Reverse shot of the above looking at Mitch.
Shot: Rear passenger seat in Jodi's car looking at Jodi and Kaye in front.
Shot: Right rear passenger seat in Jodi's car - on Sabrina (left passenger).
Shot: Ext. on Cynthia's car looking in on Tony in front passenger.
Shot: Same shot only moved over to Cynthia (driver).
Shot: Pickford's front garden - on front door, 3 stoners turn up: one lights a joint the other is waving a bong around. They knock on the door and are confronted by Pickford's Dad.
Shot: American Flag at baseball pitch.
Shot: Crowd watching the game.
Shot: Referee dusting a base.
Shot: Mitch shot again.
[end montage].
EXT. BASEBALL GROUND
Background banter, baseball calls etc... from O'Bannion, Benny and Melvin. Mitch is pitching.
UMPIRE
Strike two. Time.
O'BANNION
Oh Kramer one more pitch and you better get this kid out or we're really gonna beat your ass.
BENNY
We're gonna beat you like a running mule.
Tommy walks over to Mitch.
TOMMY
Hey man. Forget about those guy. Just get this last guy out okay.
MITCH
Easy for your ass to say.
TOMMY
Hey man, there's nothing you can do about it.
MITCH
How'd they all know I was going to be here?
O'BANNION
Hey, Kramer. Quit stalling let's go baby. We're waiting for you.
BENNY
Hey I bet you've got more than a jock strap under there you little rat.
TOMMY
Just because you're not going to be able to sit down for the rest of the summer don't let it affect your concentration.
MITCH
Up yours.
Tommy walks away, Carl walks up.
CARL
Hey Mitch. Could you do the rest of us a favor and leave through the gate in the right field? That'll draw them all out of here. I mean they're going to get you anyway.
MITCH
Yeah get out of here.
Carl disappears.
O'BANNION
Hey what are you looking at. Keep your head on the game. Concentrate.
Mitch throws the last ball in slow-mo.
UMPIRE
Strike three. Ball game.
Cut to: "Good game. Good game" the players shake hands but Mitch, Carl and Tommy replying with "yeah right" out of fear. Carl and Tommy run off leaving Mitch on his own to face Melvin, O'Bannion, Benny and Don who are walking to meet him and calling out comment to him...
Cut to: Pink with an old couple leaving the game.
OLD TIMER
How's your Dad doing?
PINK
Er, he's doing great.
OLD TIMER
This arm ready to throw about two thousand yards next fall?
PINK
I don't know we'll see.
OLD TIMER
We're depending on you boys and let me tell you what. You're looking good. Thirteen starters coming back. Twenty-two lettermen looking tough.
PINK
Er yeah. Well you folks take care.

OLD TIMER
Okay good to see you Randy.
[start montage]
Shot: Mitch leaving the field towards gate.
Shot: The four guys running around the fence to meet him.
Shot: Mitch shot again, he is lynched once through the gate.
Shot: Pink walking down to meet them.
Shot: Benny's arm and bat swinging through the air.
Shot: Head on of Mitch receiving full whack.
Shot: Don, O'Bannion and Melvin feeling the pain and laughing.
Shot: Benny swinging bloody hard.
Shot: Back on Mitch...
Shot: Low angle on Benny spinning his bat and standing down.
Shot: O'Bannion's face preparing to swing.
Shot: Benny, Melivin, Don and O'Bannion's swinging arm complete with bat.
Shot: O'Bannion giving it all he's got.
Shot: Back on Mitch taking it the hard way - zoom in.
Shot: CU on O'Bannion cheering.
Shot: Don rotating the bat around, pan left to Benny, O'Bannion.
Shot: BCU on Mitch's face.
Shot: CU on Melvin's face when taking his turn, camera move down to Mitch's ass.
[end montage]
O'BANNION
Oh God you know that hurt.
MELVIN
Man that hurt.
Pink finally turns up.
PINK
What's going on here?
O'BANNION
Pink man, you missed it.
MELVIN
Yo buddy what's up.
PINK
What are you guys up to now?
Don and Benny walk off.
BENNY
We're going up to the Emporium. Are you going to join us?
PINK
I'll see you up there.
BENNY
I'll let you sign my paddle later.
O'BANNION
I've got to get seconds with him.
MELVIN
Alright, wait, wait, wait. You next Pink?
PINK
Sure.
MELVIN
Say, you've already got him.
O'BANNION
Yeah alright, fuck it. You know what. I'm going to find your little skinny partner Carl and his Mom. And let me tell you something. I took it easy on you, alright? Hey, you're not smiling now are you, you little sack of shit. Huh? Benny, Don.
O'Bannion catches the others up.
MELVIN
Say man. Bummer about Pickford's party, huh?
PINK
Yeah.
MELVIN
Yeah, his old man found out. Total rip off man.
Pink swings with Melvin's bat like he's about to inflict some major damage to Mitch's rectum but just gives him a little tap.
MELVIN
But hey man. Know us, we've got a few sixers, you with us?
PINK
Er yeah, I've gotta go home and change. I'll catch up with you okay?
MELVIN
Alright man see you later. Hey kid, take car of that butt. Hey guys hold up.
Melvin makes his exit.
PINK
Need a ride?
MITCH
Yeah. Er, I think they left me.
PINK
There you go man.
Pink hands Mitch his cap and glove.
INT. PINK'S CAR
Pink drives, Mitch rides shotgun.
PINK
Yeah there's always one senior who has to be the bad ass. I think O'Bannion's going to be the first senior in history to take that honour two years in a row.
MITCH
That guy's a dick. Right?
PINK
Yeah, he's er, kind of a joke. He's not a bad guy to have on your side though blocking for ya.
MITCH
Yeah. Did you get it bad when you were a freshman?
PINK
Shit man. Ah. They waited for my ass after baseball practice got me. God it was vicious. I mean actually it is best to get a lot at once you know, because after about ten licks your ass gets so numb you might as well get it over with. I don't know, I had some pretty cool seniors though. They'd take you out and bust the hell out of you then go get you drunk, you know stuff like that.
MITCH
Cool.
EXT. MITCH'S HOUSE
Pink pulls up.
MITCH
Thanks man.
PINK
No problem.
Mitch gets out.
PINK
Yeah, anytime. Er, hey man, look. Since the party is not going on me and some of the other guys will probably end up just riding around. You want us to stop by and pick you up?
MITCH
What you think that's a good idea?
PINK
Oh yeah, sure man no problem. Even after you've gotten it bad even the guys that haven't got you will give you a few days to rest. It'd be a pretty cool move to show up and let them know it doesn't bother you that much.
MITCH
Yeah okay, cool.
PINK
See you later.
MITCH
Yeah sure. Thanks for the ride man.
PINK
Hey, man, er. Put some ice on it for a while. After that it won't be anything a few beers can't take care of.
Mitch jogs inside.
[start montage]
Shot: Reversing mirror at Top Notch, Pickford's car goes past.
Shot: Side view in of Pickford's car: Slater, Michelle and Pickford.
Shot: Some girls hanging around a parked up car.
Shot: Someone ordering some food from his car.
Shot: O'Bannion driving off from Top Notch.
Shot: Some flash '70s cars on road.
Shot: Clint's car bonnet.
Shot: Jodi's car bonnet.
Shot: Clint's car zooming off.
Shot: Back to Jodi's.
Shot: Low angle of more seventies cars.
Shot: Int. car in traffic looking out windscreen.
Shot: Darla's car, sat: Shavonne, Simone and Darla driving...
DARLA
Like what did she say? I'm just interested. I think it's funny. I mean what did she call me?
SIMONE
You went out with her, you know it. I mean we know they talk about us, just tell us.
SHAVONNE
Nothing.
SIMONE
We don't care.
DARLA
Ah come on 'nothing', that's a lie when you do that, I know you're lying you bitch. I know you're lying.
SIMONE
Come on tell us.
SHAVONNE
Swear you're not going to get mad.
SIMONE
We're not going to get mad.
DARLA
We're not going to get mad, I think it's a riot I don't care what she thinks.
SHAVONNE
Alright, alright. She called you a bitch and you a slut.
SIMONE
A slut, she called me a slut. That bitch I can't...
SHAVONNE
Everybody calls you a slut.
DARLA
Oh shit, oh.
SIMONE
Shavonne. That bitch I'm going to kick her ass I can't believe that. What a bitch.
SHAVONNE & DARLA
I thought you said you weren't going to get mad?
SIMONE
I'm not mad.
Shot: Cynthia's car: Tony in shotgun, Mike in rear central, Cynthia driving.
MIKE
Look, I've got a confession to make.
TONY
What do you mean a confession?
MIKE
You know how for like the last year or so I've been talking about going to law school so I can become a ACLU lawyer to be in a position to help people getting fucked over and all that? Well I'm standing in line at the post office yesterday you know, and I'm looking around and everybody's looking really pathetic you know what I mean. Like people have just got drool sticking there, and like this guy's bending over and you can see the crack of his... It was all just like wife beaters, it was.. Anyway. I realise that I just don't want to do it. You know what I mean it sounds good and all but I just have to confront the fact that I really don't like the people I've been talking about helping out. You know what I'm saying. I don't like people period. I mean you guys are okay. I don't know. I'm just trying to be honest about being a misanthrope.
TONY
So your not going to law school? What do you want to do?
MIKE
I wanna dance.
Shot: Mitch comes out his front door, jogs down to Wooderson's car, camera follows him.
WOODERSON
Alright. Lets rock and roll
PINK
Hey, hop in man.
MITCH
Hey man, who's car?
PINK
You know Wooderson?
WOODERSON
How's it going man?
MITCH
Hey. Pretty good, how's it going with you?
WOODERSON
Say man. You got a joint?
MITCH
Er, no not on me man.
WOODERSON
It'd be a lot cooler if you did.
EXT. EMPORIUM<
Wooderson drives into the parking area.
WOODERSON
Alright, alright, alright.
PINK
Hey, man, you still driving into Houston in the morning to get those Aerosmith tickets.
WOODERSON
Oooh you're damn right. Evening ladies. Oww.
PINK
Nice.
WOODERSON
You need me to pick you up a couple?
PINK
Yeah, two.
WOODERSON
Cool.
MITCH
Hey man, you sure I'm okay in here?
PINK
Ah yeah man you'll be okay. Look if anyone starts messing with you just play cool.
INT. EMPORIUM
Wooderson bursts in through the doors. The three of them walk around to Pickford and co.
PICKFORD
One to go.
WOODERSON
P-rickford.
PICKFORD
Wood-a-been happening.
WOODERSON
It's a bummer about your party man.
PICKFORD
What can I say it's beyond me. The delivery guy bricked. And he said keep your eye on the ball. Dead issue.
Cut to:
JULIE
Hey Randall how's it going?
PINK
Hey, what's going on?
JULIE
Nothing.
PINK
Not much.
JULIE
Nothing at all.
PINK
Hey.
GIRL
Hey.
PINK
Hey you know Mitch?
JULIE
Oh yeah, I think I just heard about you.
MITCH
Oh really, what did you hear?
JULIE
I don't know man, are you okay?
MITCH
Oh. Yeah.
JULIE
I guess I'll see you guys a little later.
She walks off with her friend, upon leaving giving Mitch a suspicious look.
PINK
Okay, see you later.
MITCH
Hey man. What grade's she in?
PINK
Sopho.
Cut to:
Pickford in hand with Michelle lead the crowd outside.
PICKFORD
Wooderson.
MICHELLE
We gotta hurry though.
SLATER
Check this out man. Got a double barrelled purple coming in on Sunday.
PINK
Donny. Hey man I've got a big surprise for ya. Come on man
DON
Hold on I've just gotta make this shot. Hold on to this. Tight.
Don hands over his cue and catches up. Pickford opens the front doors revealing the statues painted up like Kiss with sparklers in hand.
PINK
Yeah.
DON
Woe, Gene. Nice tongue. Who painted 'em.
PICKFORD
Mostly Michelle.
DON
(to Pink)
Hey, I've got an idea.
PINK
What?
DON
A beer bust later on.
SLATER
Hey man, Pickford's got a dube we're about to burn. Are you with us?
DON
Think about it. Yeah.
SLATER
(to Mitch)
Are you cool man?
MITCH
Well, like how?
SLATER
Okay. Hey man, wait up.
PINK
He was just asking if you get high.
MITCH
Yeah, like smoke pot?
PINK
Yeah.
MITCH
Erm. I never have before but, you know?
EXT. PICKFORD'S HOUSE
Tony, Cynthia and Mike walk up to the door, Mike turns around to leave.
TONY
Where are you going? Come on.
MIKE
Sorry. You knock. Just...
Tony knocks, Pickford's Dad opens the door.
MIKE
Hi... No.
EXT. PICKFORD'S CAR
Pickford is driving, Don is sat shotgun with a bong, Stoner and Slater are in the back.
PICKFORD
Crank it up.
DON
***[Leanne].
EXT. TOP NOTCH
Shavonne gets out of Darla's truck and into the back of Jodi's Beetle, joining Sabrina and Kaye.
EXT. PICKFORD'S CAR - ROAD
Jodi's car in motion pulls along side.
DON
Hey, it's the chick. Shavonne wants something, she's mad at me. Watch me give her something right here. Hey what's going on?
SHAVONNE
Hey, what are you guys up to?
SLATER
Oh, a little weed, you know..
DON
There may be a beer bust later on.
SHAVONNE
Oh really.
DON
Yeah.
SHAVONNE
Cool. Guess we'll see you around.
SLATER
Alright. Check you later.
SHAVONNE
Bye.
Jodi zooms off.
DON
Slater man, why are you always such a dork man?
SLATER
What are you talking about?
DON
(impersonating Slater)
"Check you later", "check you later".
SLATER
Hey man get off my case, man.
DON
Ah man. Chicks don't want to hear that shit.
SLATER
Well they don't want to hear anything man. The girls man, in our classes they're all prudes man. They're worthless little bitches man. It's the girls ahead of us man. They were wild. Our class is just worthless man.
DON
Well maybe you just haven't gotten past the sniffing butt stage. That what that sounds like to me. That's what that sounds like.
SLATER
Hey man, It's quality not quantity. Alright man. And wait 'til I get to college man. I can't wait to get to college man.
DON
Yeah when I get to college all I want to do is bang, bang, bang, bang, bang...
EXT. FRESHMEN PARTY - RECREATION CENTER
Wide establishing shot. A bunch of girls walk in.
INT. RECREATION CENTER
Carl and Tommy walk around bored as practically everyone else is slow dancing with a partner. They move on into the back room lit by blue bulbs.
INT. BACK ROOM - REC. CENTER
The room is full of kids making out, including Hirshfelder.
TOMMY
Hey Hirshfelder. Lets go, come on.
CARL
Yeah, lets go, let's get out of here.
TOMMY
Let's go.
CARL
Come on man.
He pulls away from mid-kiss.
HIRSHFELDER
What?
CARL
It's time to leave.
One last kiss.
HIRSHFELDER
I'll be back.
He ups and takes off.
EXT. RECREATION CENTER
Carl, Tommy and Hirshfelder walk out.
CHAPERONE
Hey, you boys leave, you can't come back.
CARL
Ah, gee. You hear that. If we leave we can't come back.
TOMMY
Oh no. What should we do?
They walk on down the street.
HIRSHFELDER
What the hell are we doing? I was getting there. Man I had my hand up her shirt.
CARL
You were getting there? You hear that? He was getting there. Son you wouldn't have known what to do with it even if you had gotten there. So don't worry about it.
HIRSHFELDER
Just 'cos you guys are striking out.
TOMMY
Grow up boy. That was our last junior high party.
CARL
That's right. We're in the big time now. We're freshman, where all the girls will be putting out. Your days of lying around and pulling tongue all night are over.
HIRSHFELDER
Yeah right.
EXT. TOP NOTCH
Jodi in car with co. drive around the building and out.
EXT. STREET
Hirshfelder, Carl and Tommy have progressed a little further with their walk.
CARL
You didn't know she stuffs her bra?
HIRSHFELDER
Kerry stuffs her bra.
TOMMY
You didn't know those were socks?
HIRSHFELDER
Yeah, they looked real to me.
O'Bannion's car crawls around the corner up behind them.
CARL
Shit.
Foot down. They leg it, Carl and Tommy one way, Hirshfelder the other. O'Bannion chooses Hirshfelder for next victim. They catch him up, Benny and O'Bannion get out, chase on foot, catch him and pin him against a fence.
O'BANNION
Where are you running to boy? We ain't gonna hurt you. Much. Just hold on to the fence there alright and squeal like a pig. (pig noises) You ready to switch hit.
BENNY
Oh yeah.
O'BANNION
I'm first.
O'Bannion smashes the bat into Hirshfelders ass. Meanwhile from a safe distance...
TOMMY
Jeez. Bastards.
Jodi's car pulls up.
JODI
Hey you guys. Take it easy on the kid would you?
DON
Hey ladies.
Don opens the car trunk. It's loaded with bottles and cans of beer. He gets one out and opens it with a bottle opener attached to the boot by a string.
JODI
Hey who is that kid?
DON
What that kid there? Some kid we saw running around who shouldn't have been by the rec center.
Benny walks over.
SHAVONNE
Hey can we have some of those beers?
DON
One of these?
SHAVONNE
Yeah.
DON
Why?
SHAVONNE
Just gimme a beer.
O'BANNION
Get out of here I say.
Hirshfelder runs away past the cars.
DON
Yeah. Catch huh? Tubbs. Catch. Get out of here.
Don throws him a beer.
BENNY
What are you wasting a beer on him for?
DON
What? It's not a big deal.
O'Bannion walks back up.
O'BANNION
Man this fucking sucks. Alright. Last fucking day of school no fucking party, no fucking nothing.
BENNY
You just wasted another fucking beer.
O'BANNION
Ah shut up.
Don hands all four of the girls a can of beer.
SHAVONNE
So. Which one of your friends bought you the beer this time.
BLOKE
Hey fuck her, I did.
O'BANNION
Yeah bite me.
KAYE
You wish asshole.
BLOKE
Fuck you.
KAYE
Why are guys such pigs. Lets get out of here.
SHAVONNE
We're out of here.
Jodi starts the engine.
EXT. EMPORIUM
Wooderson's hood is up, he's talking to Clint...
WOODERSON
Let me tell you what Melba Toast is packing right here. I've got four-eleven positrack out back. Seven-fifty double pumper. Edelbrock intake, bored over thirty, eleven to one pop up pistons. Turbo jet, three ninety horse power. We're talking some fucking muscle.
CLINT
Hey man I know you got this thing out a comic book. I saw the add, two-ninety-five, it's right next to the sea monkeys. You see that over there? That's white lightning. You see the shoes on that thing, you've got to get some tires for this it's a pizza cutter man.
Cut to: Emporium main wall. Jodi, Kaye, Shavonne and Sabrina are flicking bottle lids.
JODI
Oh, such an expert.
...
SHAVONNE
I'm bored.
JODI
Well lets split.
Wooderson, Mitch and Pink emerge from inside.
JODI
Pink.
PINK
Hey.
JODI
Hey. Did you hear anything more about a beer bust?
PINK
Talk to this man right here.
WOODERSON
Patience darling, patience.
Mitch sees and walks over to Sabrina.
MITCH
Hey.
SABRINA
Hey. What are you doing here?
MITCH
I was just about to ask you the same question.
SABRINA
I heard you got busted.
MITCH
Ah yeah.
SABRINA
They just got Hirshfelder to.
MITCH
Really?
SABRINA
Yeah.
MITCH
Like how bad?
SABRINA
Bad.
MITCH
Was it O'Bannion?
SABRINA
Yeah.
MITCH
God, I hate that jerk.
SABRINA
I know.
MITCH
So erm. What have you guys been doing?
SABRINA
I don't know. Driving 'round mostly. I didn't know that Jodi was your big sister.
JODI
Hey I hear my name over here. You guys talking about me? Hey kiddo. I heard they got you pretty bad. And I asked them to take it easy on you. I can't believe they did that.
MITCH
Man. God no wonder. So where did they find Hirsch?
SABRINA
I don't know. Walking around the rec center I think.
Darla and Simone turn up. Simone notices Pink with Jodi.
SHAVONNE
Hi.
EXT. STREET
Tommy, Hirshfelder and Carl continue their walk.
CARL
Face it you got busted because you couldn't get away.
Tommy passes the bottle of beer to Carl.
HIRSHFELDER
You try and out run O'Bannion and those guys. I'm going to be laughing my ass off when it's your turn. When they're busting your ass.
TOMMY
Hey man, heard last year. They caught about ten freshmen all at once. O'Bannion backed his truck over some pizzas and made them eat it man.
HIRSHFELDER
I mean that's bullshit right. Idiot flunks his senior year so he can be a dick two years in a row. Is that legal?
Carl slings the bottle over his shoulder into the air.
TOMMY
Damn you Carl.
They sprint off as the bottle smashes.
EXT. EMPORIUM
O'Bannion's car turns in. Benny gets out.
DON
Okay, let me out.
Don gets out from the rear.
O'BANNION
Hey Slater you fucking hippy give me drugs man.
SLATER
Get some from your mother man.
O'BANNION
Yeah, we just banged your mother.
Benny gets back in. They accelerate off.
SLATER
Okay, fuck you dickhead.
DON
***...That's nice man God man of the woods. God I haven't seen you in so long.
WOODERSON
My man, what is happening? Long time, no see. Yes sir.
DON
What have you been up to?
WOODERSON
Some old shit man.
DON
Yeah.
WOODERSON
Working for the city.
DON
Working man, huh.
WOODERSON
Been thinking about getting back in school though man.
DON
Back in JC or something like that?
WOODERSON
Yeah man. That's where all the girls are right?
DON
Yes they are.
WOODERSON
But on the other hand man I just as soon be working. Keep a little change in my pocket. Rather than spend my time listening to some dipshit who doesn't know what the hell he's talking about anyway.
DON
I know what you're talking about.
WOODERSON
Say you're a freshman right?
Pink grabs his belt buckle hitter and sparks it.
MITCH
Yeah.
WOODERSON
So tell me man. How's this years crop of freshman chicks looking?
DON
Woods your really going to end up in jail sometime really soon I know that for a fact.
WOODERSON
No man, no. Let me tell you. That's what I love about these high school girls man. I get older they stay the same age.
DON
Yes they do.
WOODERSON
Yes they do.
PICKFORD
You guys want to go for a spin?
DON
Yeah. Shotgun!
PINK
Ah.
DON
Woods?
WOODERSON
I'm here man.
PINK
You wanna come along?
MITCH
Er yeah, why not?
PINK
Good bye.
WOODERSON
You boys have fun now.
PINK
See you later.
Slater gets out from Pickford's car.
SLATER
Listen. I'm going to give to shotgun. But I want you to know it's because only 'cos I'm going inside. Keep that in mind alright.
MITCH
Hey man. Who's bowling ball is this?
PICKFORD
It's yours man.
SLATER
Hey man, what's happening?
WOODERSON
A little foosball.
SLATER
Yeah.
WOODERSON
Alright.
INT. PICKFORD'S CAR
Pink tokes on a fatty. Passes it to Don, he has a puff. To Pickford. To Mitch.
DON
Pull over to the trash can. Pull over to the trash can. Slow the trash can.
The car snails up to a trash can. Don leans out the window and grabs it. Car speeds off. A few houses later having got speed up he smashes it into a mailbox breaking it in the process. Everybody laughs "Yeah" etc... Mitch is new to this game and forces a grin.
PINK
Hey you guys pull over to that one over there. Hold this.
Pink does exactly the same as Don just did. They all laugh...
DON
Bowling ball.
PINK
Yeah.
DON
Throw the bowling ball.
MITCH
You think I should?
DON
Yeah.
PINK
Do it.
DON
Do it.
PINK
Do it.
DON
Do it.
PINK
Come on. You're playing with the big boys now.
DON
Do it. Do it. Throw it. Faggot sissy pussy freshman. Throw it, throw it.
PINK
Heave it.
Mitch launches it out the window sending it crashing through someone's rear car window. The guys are totally shocked.
DON
Fuck 'em.
They then crack up.
PICKFORD
That bowling ball said hoof to that damn windshield. You're nuts junior you're nuts.
DON
Hey man. We're out of beer we've got to make a grab and go stop.
PICKFORD
Right.
DON
I don't have any money. Who's got money?
PINK
I gave my money.
DON
Where's your money? Doesn't matter okay. Listen man, pull in heading out that way.
Pickford stops the car just outside a store.
PICKFORD
What are you going to do man? Hoist it?
DON
Yeah, that's all I ever do. I just need the freshman as a look out.
PICKFORD
Hey I don't want to get into any trouble do you Randall Pink?
PINK
I don't know about this Don.
PICKFORD
Better be careful junior. Sunflower seeds
PINK
Zig-zags.
Don and Mitch head to the store.
MITCH
Hey man, I'm not too sure about this.
DON
Shh. Okay I'm really going to pay for it, I'm just messing around with you okay. Good.
DON
Run. Go. Go. Go. Go. Go. Lets go. Come on, lets go.
A car races up and stops behind them. Mitch and Don get back into the car.
DON
Oh my God.
A man runs up to the car (Pickford's position) holding a gun.
GUY WITH PISTOL
Alright . Now don't try anything or I'll shoot the shit out of ya.
PICKFORD
Don, give the beer back man.
DON
I paid for the beer man.
PICKFORD
Fuck.
GUY WITH PISTOL
You busted my mail box didn't ya? Look me in the eye punk.
PICKFORD
I don't know what you are talking about sir, but I suggest that you...
GUY WITH PISTOL
You busted it didn't ya? Tampering with mail boxes is a felony offense. Now I've done called the police. I think you boys ought to get out of the car.
He shove the gun into his pants.
PINK
Just go man.
The man opens the door.
GUY WITH PISTOL
Nice and slow.
DON
GO MOTHER...
Don slams it into gear. Pickford, foot down hard. The car flies off. The man who was holding on to the door is thrown to the ground. As they drive off the man pulls out his gun and tries to shoot them.
PINK
Get down.
PICKFORD
He's shooting at us. Holy...
INT. CYNTHIA'S CAR
TONY
Fairly uneventful huh?
CYNTHIA
Which one of you had the theory about how President Ford's old football head injuries is effecting the economy?
TONY
Did you know that Ford was on the Warren Commission?
MIKE
Who cares, he's out of there this fall. Look we need some alcohol.
TONY
That's a thought.
INT. EMPORIUM
Melvin is playing pool. Pickford is passionately explaining the full details of the former dilemma to Wooderson. Slater is playing pinball.
MELVIN
Say man, why don't you run over to the Cenntennial over there and pick me up a sixer of this stuff. Do you think you could do that?
MITCH
Er...
MELVIN
Thanks man.
WOODERSON
Good luck.
INT. CYNTHIA'S CAR
MIKE
I'm saying if we're going to go out we shouldn't just drive around we should do something.
CYNTHIA
Yeah you're right man. I'm gonna just you know get drunk, maybe get laid, or get in a fight.
MIKE
No I'm serious man. We should be up for anything.
CYNTHIA
I know. We are. But what? I mean, God. Don't you ever feel like everything we do and everything we've been taught is just to service the future.
TONY
Yeah, I know. It's like it's all preparation.
CYNTHIA
Right, but what are we preparing ourselves for?
MIKE
Death.
TONY
Life at the party. It's true.
CYNTHIA
You know, but that's valid, because if we're all going to die anyway shouldn't we be enjoying ourselves now? You know, I'd like to quit think of the present, like right now as some minor insignificant pre-amble to something else.
MIKE
Exactly. That's what everybody in this car needs. Some good old worth-while visceral experience.
INT. LIQUOR STORE
Mitch opens the fridge and takes out a six pack. The camera moves around to reveal a pregnant woman smoking and paying for hard liquor.
LIQUOR STORE CLERK
Remember to eat a green thing everyday, and have lots of calcium. It's very important for young mothers to have lots of calcium. There you are. See you tomorrow night.
WOMAN
Bye.
The woman leaves
LIQUOR STORE CLERK
How are you this evening?
Mitch takes some beef jerky from the jar on the counter.
MITCH
Pretty good. How's it going?
LIQUOR STORE CLERK
It'll be a lot better when I get off in a couple of hours.
The clerk bags the sixer.
MITCH
Yeah, I hear that.
LIQUOR STORE CLERK
You're eighteen right?
MITCH
Oh yeah. Just graduated.
LIQUOR STORE CLERK
Graduated. Congratulations. So are you off to collage in the fall?
MITCH
Ah you know I'm still not sure. I'm working right now, for the city. I'm thinking of holding on to the job for a while. It's like, you know money in my pocket.
LIQUOR STORE CLERK
I hear that. Here's some more money for your pocket. You have a nice night tonight.
He hands him the change.
MITCH
Okay, thanks. Hey take it easy.
EXT. LIQUOR STORE
Mitch leaves with a smug expression.
CARL
Pissst. Hey Mitch.
Carl, Tommy and Hirshfelder cautiously emerge from around a corner.
MITCH
Hey there you guys are.
TOMMY
Hey man, what's in the bag?
MITCH
Ah, sixer. You owe me one man.
CARL
Yeah, they busted the hell out of Hirshfelder to.
TOMMY
Hey man. Are you over at the Emporium.
MITCH
Oh yeah.
HIRSHFELDER
Hey. Is that bastard O'Bannion over there?
MITCH
Yes. I hate that jerk. Do you guys want to get him back?
HIRSHFELDER
Hell yes.
INT. EMPORIUM
Mitch walks in with the beer under his arm.
JULIE
They really sold that to you.
MITCH
'course.
JULIE
Cool.
Melvin pots black, wins the game, grabs the money.
MELVIN
Here you go buddy.
WOODERSON
Pay check.
Mitch gives Melvin the beer.
MELVIN
Oh yeah.
WOODERSON
Nice shooting man.
MELVIN
Thanks man.
MELVIN
Oh yeah. What have we got here?
MITCH
Here's your change to.
MELVIN
Ah don't worry about it man. A beer for my partner.
Hands a can to Wooderson
MELVIN
Want a beer?
MITCH
Yeah.
Hands one to Mitch.
MELVIN
Alright.
WOODERSON
Guys. Party at the Moon Tower.
PINK MELVIN
Oh. Beautiful. Oh, my man.
WOODERSON
You and me pick up the first two kegs. I'm going to collect for the rest. Spread the word man. Nashville, party at the Moon Tower.
MELVIN
Hey, good game man. You too.
He chucks the losers the remaining cans. Cut To: O'Bannion playing pool. Mitch walks by and whisper to Julie (during O'Bannion's below monologue).
O'BANNION
You are an embarrassment to the sport of pool and should be proud that I even let you play at my table. You are the worse pool player I have ever seen in my life. But if you keep watching me, you might learn something. Shit, you've got so many balls on the table and going to have to start knocking your balls in just to get them out of my way. Corner pocket. Easy. God, you are terrible. Okay homo. I hope you are ready to take the agonizing, bitter humiliation of defeat.
Julie purposely walks by O'Bannion.
JULIE
Have you heard that they are busting Carl Berneck out back?
O'BANNION
Woe, woe. What did you say?
JULIE
About what?
O'BANNION
Carl Berneck. What about him?
JULIE
I just heard he was getting busted. I don't know.
O'BANNION
Benny they've got Berneck out back. Lets go.
BENNY
Carl Berneck
O'BANNION
Yeah they got him.
BENNY
Outside?
O'BANNION
Yeah. Lets go, lets go.
BENNY
Gimme two, three minutes. Let finish this game right here.
O'BANNION
Ah come on, right now.
BENNY
You hold him for me.
O'BANNION
Alright, alright, alright.
O'Bannion dashes outside. Mitch is pleased with himself, Don comes over to him.
DON
Hey man. That Julie chick. Loves you. Oh yeah. You want her? Got to play it cool you know. Can't let her know how much you like her, 'cos if she knows she'll dump you like that. Believe me. Like if she asks you to ride out there with her you don't do it. You say something like "Na, got my own ride. But maybe I'll see you later". Sounds stupid doesn't it? It works.
EXT. EMPORIUM
O'Bannion runs over to a garage door where two guys have Carl lent against. A small crowd has gathered.
O'BANNION
We got another one, how about it. Woe, woe, guys. You wouldn't mind if I went first here would you? Is that alright? It's kind of a personal thing between me and this piece of shit here. So. We meet again huh? Did you all hear this little motherfucker's mom pulled a shotgun on me this afternoon. Fucking bitch. You haven't had any licks yet have you?
CARL
No.
Carl moves slightly back, looks at him.
O'BANNION
Woo. Another cherry boys. Get the fuck against the wall.
O'Bannion slams Carl back into the wall.
O'BANNION
You know something you have to be the dumbest freshman, skinny, little, cocksucker, sonofabitch to be out here. You know that. You knew I was going to find you. I would like to dedicate this first lick to your mother. Fucker.
He swings the bat, practice stroke.
O'BANNION
Oh ho, not yet.
Another practice stroke to wind Carl up.
O'BANNION
It's getting warmer.
A white drop lands on O'Bannion's shoulder
O'BANNION
What the fuck?
More paint slashes down. Carl legs it.
HIRSHFELDER
Remember me you pig?
Squeal, squeal. Hirshfelder and Tommy are on the garage roof and empty the contents of two large tins of paint all over O'Bannion. Tommy and Hirshfelder make a swift getaway, jumping down from roof to roof.
PENTICO
Hurry up you guys.
Through a gate to the car...
CARL
It was beautiful. You should have seen the look on the fucks face. Get it.
Cut back to: O'Bannion pissed off shouting at people.
O'BANNION
Jesus. You let that little fuck get away. What's the matter with you. It's fucking pitiful. Fuck. Freshmen shit heads. What the fuck are you looking at, huh? Kick your fucking ass right now.
He spots Mitch outside the Emporium and quickens his walk over.
O'BANNION
What are you smiling at you little freshman faggot. Fuck you. Fuck all of you. Fuck you. Damn it.
O'Bannion smashes his bat on the ground, promptly gets in his car and speeds off.
WOODERSON
Ah man.
PINK
O'Bannion finally got his paint job.
EXT. TOP NOTCH
Cynthia is handed the fast food, she passes it around.
TONY
Oh I can't believe I'm doing this. I swear to God that I never come to a Top Notch. And here I am sorting through Jalepeno burgers and soggy fries. Take 'em.
Wooderson pulls along next to Cynthia's car (Slater takes shotgun).
WOODERSON
Alright, alright, alright.
MIKE
Oh Christ.
WOODERSON
How you doing?
CYNTHIA
Pretty good.
WOODERSON
Cool. You heard about the party being busted right?
CYNTHIA
Oh yeah.
WOODERSON
Yeah. Not to worry. There's a new fiesta in the making as we speak. It's out at the Moon Tower, full kegs, everybody's going to be there, you ought to go.
CYNTHIA
Okay.
MIKE
Okay, we'll be there.
WOODERSON
Say, you need a ride?
CYNTHIA
Er no I've got my own car. Thanks.
WOODERSON
Yeah well listen. You ought to ditch the two geeks your in the car with now and get in with us. But that's alright, we'll worry about that later. I will see you there. Alright?
CYNTHIA
Bye.
WOODERSON
I love those red heads man.
SLATER
Hey, I know you. We had Geography together. Remember?
Wooderson drives off.
TONY
God.
MIKE
Dick!
Cynthia starts combing her hair with an Afro pick.
TONY
That was so creepy. Urg.
MIKE
Why are you smiling?
CYNTHIA
I thought he was cute.
TONY
You though the was cute?
MIKE
Oh that's disgusting. Do you realize when he graduated we were like three years old?
TONY
Ah Cynthia what are you thinking?
CYNTHIA
I don't know.
She puts the comb down.
CYNTHIA
So are we going to still go?
MIKE
Yeah, what the hell.
TONY
I guess.
EXT. ROAD TO MOON TOWER
[montage sequence]
Shot: pans down from sky to pinks car (pink drives, Mitch in the middle, Don in shotgun), the KISS statues slung over the trunk.
Shot: CU on KISS statues, they are over taking...
Shot: Pink's car overtaking the camera, the laugh.
Shot: Julie's car - 2 passengers (Pentico and Stacey?) one of them waving around a zippo flame.
Shot: Benny's truck, Melvin (shotgun) beating the roof to the music. Wooderson speeds alongside...
BENNY
Wooderson from the twenty first.
Shot: From Benny's car towards Wooderson's.
WOODERSON
Hey Benny you better have your wood screws.
BENNY
Fuck you.
WOODERSON
Cos I'm going to blow your doors completely off.
Shot: static looking down the road, Benny and Wooderson race past side by side.
EXT. MOON TOWER
Shot: Shavonne and Sabrina exiting Jodi's Beetle, walk on right. Camera tracks with them stops on two guys in the next (convertible) car, doing what appears to be experimenting with a bong for the first time as they cough it out through their noses.
Shot: KISS statues lent against a tree.
Shot: A keg: one person pumps, the other fills a cup.
Shot: Darla and Simone partying.
Shot: Slater enthusiastically trying to sell some stash to punters.
Shot: Julie and her two pals happily trotting along.
Shot: Sabrina watching Clint and a couple of his mates shotgun cans of beer. Sabrina walks off.
Shot: Stoner and Wooderson chatting up a couple of girls.
Shot: Melvin dancing in the back of Benny's truck.
Shot: Slater smoking, sees a potential customer.
Clint is lent against his car smoking pot with his mates. Mike, Tony and Cynthia stroll on by.
MIKE
Man, someone's tokin' some reefer.
CLINT
Hey man. Hey slow down. What's up?
Clint attracts Mike's attention.
MIKE
Hey how's it going?
CLINT
What did you just say?
MIKE
What?
CLINT
Just now man, when you walked past. What'd you say?
MIKE
About what?
CLINT
You said "someone's tokin' some reefer."
MIKE
No. I meant somewhere I smell some pot. You know? It was just an observation.
CLINT
Oh an observation huh? Well who the hell are you man? Isaac fucking Newton? Well guess what genius I'm the one smoking marijuana motherfucker. You got a problem with that?
MIKE
No of course not.
CLINT
Well why'd you say that chief? Come on man don't let your mouth write a check your butt can't cash. So I'm blazing with my friends man. So I'm a fucking pot head man. What's it to you huh?
Clint pushes Mike.
CLINT
What's the matter pussy? Out of observations?
Clint pulls his T-shirt off and goes to start on Mike.
CLINT
Well why don't you observe while I punch your fucking teeth down your throat? Come on.
Pink rushes in and breaks it up (by pushing Clint away) before anything can happen.
PINK
You guys relax, relax. He's cool man. Relax.
CLINT
Hey, I'll be watching you Newton. I only came here to do two things man. Kick some ass and drink some beer. Looks like we're almost out of beer.
PINK
You okay man?
MIKE
Yeah.
Cut to Moon Tower: Pink, Mitch, Slater and Pickford climb the tower.
MITCH
Why is it called the Moon Tower anyway?
PINK
Oh I guess they just decided to put it up out here whenever they were building the power plant. Actually it's a good idea. I mean you've got a full moon out here every day of the year, you know?
PICKFORD
Yeah, but nothings ever been repaired so this whole place could fall down at any time. So you better watch your step junior.
Pickford pretends he's falling "woooaa".
SLATER
This place used to be off limits man 'cos some drunk freshman fell off he went right down the middle smacking his head on every beam man. I hear it doesn't hurt after the first couple though. Autopsy said he had one beer man. How many d'you have?
MITCH
Four.
SLATER
You're dead man. You're so dead. Look at the blood stains right there.
MITCH
Shut up.
Cut to: Mike, Cynthia and Tony (with beers) all lent against a car.
MIKE
I'm going to get that guy.
CYNTHIA
What guy?
MIKE
That asshole on the way in, Clint. That super-dominant male in a fifties greaser uniform.
TONY
I wouldn't suggest that Mike.
MIKE
Look man I've got it all planed out. Most fights at places like this never get past a punch or two before they're broken up you know. There's almost this natural instinct not to upset the herd. All I've got to do is get in one good punch, play the offense and wait.
TONY
What?
CYNTHIA
What are you talking about?
MIKE
Well I guess at first I was relieved to get out of the situation you know. But now there's a level of humiliation setting in that I can tell is going to be with me for fucking ever. And I'm not going to let this but just another situation which contributes to me being a little ineffectual nothing the rest of my life, you know?
Cynthia and Tony laugh. Cut to Moon Tower: Slater takes in the view
SLATER
Would you look at this fucking town man. It's dead. Imagine how people out there right now are fucking man.
PICKFORD
Step inside my hand.
SLATER
Just going at it.
Cut to: Sabrina walks over to Tony.
SABRINA
Hey.
TONY
Hey.
SABRINA
Remember me?
TONY
Sure. You're Sabrina right?
SABRINA
Right.
TONY
How you doing?
SABRINA
Okay.
Cynthia signals to Mike.
CYNTHIA
Lets go.
Cynthia and Mike walk off.
TONY
What brings you here?
SABRINA
Oh, just hanging out.
Mike pats Tony on the back as he is walking away. Tony seems jumpy.
TONY
You having fun?
SABRINA
Yeah. Yeah.
TONY
So er. Does your offer from this afternoon still stand?
SABRINA
What am I supposed to say? 'Anything you want.'
Cut to: Cynthia and Mike walking along.
CYNTHIA
Why did we even come here? I always feel a little out of place at these things you know.
MIKE
You're telling me. You know I'm being stalked by a Nazi.
Cut to: Benny, Don and Pink, perched on a car.
DON
Is that a little bit of reefer I smell on you boy. Coach is right you know. You're running with that bad crowd again. You've got an attitude adjustment you've got to make right now. You've got a lot of priorities to think about.
PINK
Like I'm the only athlete at this party. Look at you two drunks.
BENNY
Coach is right though. Those guys don't care if we win or lose Randall. Just remember that.
Don gets up.
DON
Check this out. Watch this, both of you. Let me get this beer. Watch.
Don walks towards the keg where a massive queue has formed.
DON
Oh no it's the cops. Look, look, look, look, look, look, look...
Everyone queuing departs. Don turns to Benny and Pink.
DON
That was so easy.
PINK
Oh gee. He needs another drink, definitely. Bad.
Shot: A couple walk on by, pan right. Darla, being assisted to drink beer down a pipe and funnel (and half failing).
Shot: Mitch walking around drunk.
Shot: Mitch's POV.
Shot: Reverse.
Shot: Mitch's POV.
Shot: Back on Mitch walking around, Julie comes up to him.
JULIE
Hey Mitch.
MITCH
Hey.
JULIE
How's it going?
Shot: Clint's mate throwing an empty cup at Clint provoking him to spit a mouth full of beer at him.
INT. BENNY'S TRUCK
Pink is having a serious talk with Benny.
BENNY
So, er. I just wanna talk you know. About you quitting football. Or is it just this pledge, you don't want to sign the pledge right? That's what it is.
PINK
I don't know man. Maybe I'm not into any of it anymore.
BENNY
"Not into any of it anymore." Man it'll be the biggest mistake of your life Pink. No one quits senior year pal, especially if you're starting quarterback. I mean we've got a shot at state. You'll kick some butt this year. It's what we've been working for all of our lives man. Me and you. Benny we're going to be champions together.
PINK
Look man. All I'm saying is if I do play next year. It's going to be on my terms not theirs.
BENNY
You just remember one thing Pink: It ain't just about you pal. It's about us you know. Me, Donny, Mel. You'd be fucking us over. Or maybe you're just fucking scared, huh? Have a nice night.
Benny gets out and slams the door shut.
EXT. MOON TOWER
Shot: Darla drunken dancing. Simone stumbling over, falls at Darla's feet. Darla collaspes next to her laughing.
Cut to: Michelle is sat on a car playing her guitar. Slater is toking hard. Pickford and Stoner lie on a car getting heavily stoned.
PICKFORD
You guys know what that song's about? It's about aliens. We're the aliens man. We're the savages.
STONER
Wait man that song's about that?
SLATER
Yeah man that song's about that man.
STONER
It's about aliens?
SLATER
Yeah man, you didn't know that? This country is founded, it was found by people who were into aliens man. George Washington man, he was in a cult, and the cult was into aliens man. You didn't know that? Oh man they were way into that type of stuff man.
Cut to: Jodi, Kaye, Cynthia and Pink (leaning on a car).
CYNTHIA
It's like the every other decade theory you know? The fifties were boring, the sixties rocked. The seventies, oh my God they obviously suck. Maybe the eighties will be radical you know. I figure we'll be in our twenties and hey, it can't get any worse.
Shot: someone filling a cup from a keg. Shot: Mike, alone, walking and drinking in the woods.
Cut to: Jodi and Pink walking out of site into the woods.
PINK
Wait a minute. Who put the keg way out here in the woods?
JODI
This is just where they told me it would be.
PINK
Oh yeah.
JODI
Yeah. I don't think we need beer anyway.
She flings away their cups of beer, grabs Pink - they kiss.
Cut back to Slater.
STONER
George toked weed man?
SLATER
Absolutely George toked weed. Are you kidding me man. He grew fields of fields of that stuff man. That's what I'm talking about. Fields.
STONER
He grew that shit up Mount Vernon man?
SLATER
Mount Vernon man. He grew it all over the country man. He had people growing it all over the country, you know.
Shot: Michelle relighting a joint, odd reaction to her lighter flame.
The whole country back then was getting high. Let me tell you man, 'cos, 'cos, 'cos he knew. He was on to something man. He knew that it would be a good cash crop for the southern states man. So he grew fields of it man. But you know what? Behind every good man there's a woman. And that woman was Martha Washington man. And every day George would come home. She'd have a big fat bowl waiting for him man when he'd come in the door man. She was hip, hip, hip lady man.
Cut back to Pink and Jodi: They laugh around kiss, again. Pink starts to feel her right breast.
JODI
Wait, wait, wait.
They break the kiss.
PINK
What?
JODI
What are you doing?
PINK
I don't know.
JODI
Don't you have a girl friend?
PINK
What girlfriend?
JODI
What's her name? Simone. Hmm?
Cut back to Slater:
SLATER
And she was real cool too. She'd harvest the crops man. And that's what I'm talking about. She'd put in the, in the er bushels and stuff and sell it, you know? Because they had to make ends meet and stuff. I mean they... What... Did you ever look at a dollar bill man. There's some spooky stuff going on on a dollar bill man. I mean, and it's green too.
Cut to: Pink and Jodi exit the woods.
PINK
Later
JODI
See ya.
Pink walks over to Don and Melvin.
DON
Wait, wait, wait what was that all about?
MELVIN
What were you doing back there guy?
PINK
Exactly what you think I was doing.
MELVIN
Oh, oh. Look at your boy, look at him.
Melvin pointing at Mitch.
DON
Kramer.
Mitch is talking with Julie. Don grabs his attention. Mitch waves.
DON
Yeah, you, you, you, freshman. Right here, come on.
MELVIN
Right here buddy. He's waving, what's this waving shit?
DON
Freshman over here right now. Come on.
MELVIN
Over here now.
DON
Come on, come on, come on, come on, come.
MITCH
Shit. I should go.
JULIE
I guess you probably should.
MITCH
Shit. I'll be back.
Mitch goes over.
JULIE
Okay.
DON
He's a little Casanova. It's amazing.
DON and MELVIN mumble...
PINK
That's not bad for a little freshman but you'd better watch out for them older girls.
MELVIN
We just want to know something okay. Are you going to be fucking that later? Or are going to be a little wimp huh?
MITCH
How do you know I haven't already?
The guys laugh.
MELVIN
Ah shit boy. Get out of here. I think it's past your bed time. Run a long.
PINK
Why don't you go get a ride? Say we left ya. It'll work. It'll work. Go.
DON
Hey Kramer. Show it to her.
MELVIN
Yeah. Go. Go boy.
A very pissed up Darla walks on by Tony and sabrina. She stops in her tracks.
DARLA
Air raid freshman.
TONY
What?
DARLA
Air raid freshman.
TONY
Oh come on Darla leave her alone.
DARLA
No, no Tony, Tony. This is between me and her and she'd better be on the ground in five seconds.
Darla holds up her fingers and starts to countdown with them.
TONY
Wait, she doesn't have to air raid because she's with me okay.
DARLA
Air raid or it's your ass.
TONY
Don't do it Sabrina.
DARLA
Oh that's it. Miss. Hotstuff. I'm going to make the next year of your life a living hell. Lick me. All of you.
Darla walks off again.
TONY
Good for you.
Mike also out his head and aggressive come over.
MIKE
Don't air raid for that bitch. I hate that shit. It's like that Clint fucker in front all of his friends.
He pokes hard at Tony
MIKE
Huh? Huh motherfucker?
TONY
Alright. Okay Mike.
MIKE
Dominant male monkey motherfucker.
Mike then darts off. Tony can only seem to laugh.
TONY
God.
Cut to: Clint chatting up someone.
CLINT
I've never met a Tara before. You're my first.
Mike comes up from behind and empties his cup of beer over Clint's head. He then hits Clint hard in the face sending him to the floor. Clint looks up. Mike is looking around for his escape.
TONY
He did it. I can't believe it.
Clint gets up.
CLINT
Fucking knew I should have kicked your ass.
Clint runs towards Mike and tackles him to the ground, pinning him. A crowd gathers. Melvin sees what is happening, chuffed he sprints over.
CLINT
Come on. Come on.
Clint is hitting Mike on the ground.
Cut to: Cynthia is with Pink and Wooderson, she catches on.
CYNTHIA
You guys, it's Mike.
PINK
That Clint fucker's a crazy bastard.
Cut to: Crowd shot. Someone pushes forward into Benny.
BENNY
Where 'you going?
Benny shoves him back.
Cut back to fight: Clint is hammering into Mike.
CLINT
Come on man. You want some more? You fucking bastard.
Wooderson and Pink charge in to break it up.
WOODERSON
Hey, hey, hey, hey.
Quickly Mike and Clint are separated.
PINK
Stay there.
MIKE
You're fucking dead. You fucking bastard.
CLINT
My fucking smoke man. Come on want some more? Feel better?
MIKE
You're fucking dead.
Mike leaves in next to tears.
Shot: From the Moon Tower, watching all the people scatter below. Shot: Someone pumping a keg, it's empty, they stick the cup over the tap.
Jodi and Kaye, zonked out by a tree. Mitch and Julie stroll past drinking.
JODI
Hey. Hello there little brother. Is that a beer in your hand?
MITCH
Why yes it is.
JODI
Have you had more than one of those tonight?
MITCH
A few I guess. Nobody's counting.
JODI
Hey.
JULIE
Hey, how you doing?
JODI
I guess I might as well get used to you being at the same social functions as me. And hanging out with people I know. Hey what time you supposed to be home anyway?
MITCH
Ah Jeez I don't know. 'Couple of hours ago.
JODI
That's bullshit. That's major bullshit. Do you know Mom barely even let me out of the house when I was your age.
MITCH
Aahhh.
JODI
Aahhh. Hey don't think for a minute she's not going to be waiting up for you when you get home 'cos she will be. I been through it.
MITCH
Yeah well.
JODI
And she's tough.
MITCH
Just don't ask her to take it easy on me, please.
Mitch and Julie slowly walk off.
JODI
What's that supposed to mean? 'Take it easy on him'?
KAYE
Let's go smoke that joint.
JODI
He's in for a surprise.
Kaye and Jodi walk off.
Shot: Benny drinks down his beer, stands up, looses his balance has to sit down again. Melvin looks pretty fucked as well.
Cut to: Wooderson strikes a match on his heel and lights a cigarette. Cynthia writes her number in his little black book.
WOODERSON
Alright.
Tony, Sabrina and Mike walk past.
MIKE
(to Wooderson)
Thanks a lot man.
WOODERSON
Hey man. No worries.
MIKE
Okay.
Mike walks on Cynthia walks as well.
WOODERSON
Take care.
MIKE
Alright.
WOODERSON
Listen. I'll pick you up tomorrow at four o'clock.
CYNTHIA
Okay.
WOODERSON
Okay. Hey.
Wooderson slaps Cynthia's bum.
WOODERSON
Aerosmith. Three weeks. Front row seats baby.
CYNTHIA
Alright I won't forget.
(Mike, Cynthia, Tony and Sabrina)
TONY
So er. Who's buying breakfast?
MIKE
Not me.
CYNTHIA
I will I guess.
TONY
Great. You coming along?
SABRINA
Sure.
Pink is coming in the opposing direction.
PINK
Night Jon boy. Good night Ali. Wood-a-been. What's going on?
He goes over to Wooderson.
WOODERSON
Pink, my man. What's happening? Cynthia man. I like it man. Very nice.
PINK
Yeah. Red's a good color for you.
WOODERSON
My favorite color.
PINK
Have you seen Jodi around.
WOODERSON
Man she left your ass.
PINK
Really. Well you win some, you lose some.
Slater, Simone, Michelle and Pickford come on over.
WOODERSON
My man. Slater, what's happening man?
PINK
Guys what's going on?
PICKFORD
Nothing.
SLATER
Let's go smoke a joint man. On the fifty fucking yard line in honor of your daddy coach Conrad...
PINK
We're there. Great idea.
WOODERSON
The man with the plan.
PINK
You wanna come with me?
SIMONE
Okay.
Don comes over with Shavonne.
PINK
Joint sub committee meeting on the fifty yard line in fifteen. Are you there?
DON
Okay.
WOODERSON
Don you're riding with me man. Let's hit it.
Slater is having joint problems.
SLATER
This is cashed man.
WOODERSON
It's in there man.
SLATER
It's ***[cashed]. You can ride in with us man. But you're riding in the back cos I got a shotgun...
DON
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Don and Shavonne pile in the back, Slater and Wooderson in the front.
WOODERSON
Hey, hey, hey, hey. Watch the leather man.
Wooderson shuts the door and starts the engine up.
EXT. FOOTBALL FIELD
Wooderson, Simone and Shavonne are sat on the field. Slater is lying down and Don and Pink are standing...
DON
Don't you quit? Do you wanna hit it?
PINK
Jesus son, you're wearing rebel grey.
DON
Now break down. Break down.
PINK
I'm sorry. I'm sorry
DON
I want you to stink on shit. I said stink on shit.
PINK
Break down go on. Break down You going to start to wear that rebel grey boy. You want to conserve your wear. You won't hit it. You won't hit it. O.T.S.S. Only the strong survive.
DON
Only the strong survive.
PINK
Only the strong survive.
DON
Only the strong survive.
PINK
Right, that's it.
DON
Only the strong survive. Hey where's your pitch man? Hit your goddamn pitch man.
Wooderson dives in and eventually ends up diving at Slater. Big pile up.
SLATER
Hey man.
DON
Hell my grand mother can hit it harder than that.
SLATER
What the fuck man?
DON
What do say to a four hundred and fifty two pound hairy ass gorilla who drives a Mack truck and runs a forty in seven point two.
WOODERSON
Man she's gotten bigger lately man. She was only 6'2" 195 in my day. Still drives that Mack truck though.
SLATER
Hey Pink. You got my papers man?
PINK
Er yeah there's some in my glove compartment.
WOODERSON
I got 'em.
Wooderson gets up.
WOODERSON
Hit me on a slint. Gimme the keys to the inside.
PINK
Hut, down. Marijuana on one. Reefer on two. Hut, hut.
Pink runs 'round the back and throws the keys to Wooderson.
WOODERSON
Wide open.
Wooderson knock away a few nonexistent opponents and runs to the car.
INT. CYNTHIA'S CAR
Mike inspecting his facial injures in the rear view mirror. Cynthia checks them out as well.
MIKE
I mean that's pretty good, don't you think?
CYNTHIA
Yeah.
MIKE
Er, It could be a little, I don't know maybe perhaps a little more symmetrical or something...
CYNTHIA
Does that hurt.
Cynthia touches an injury.
MIKE
..would you. Ow. It's, it's, that's a bruise.
CYNTHIA
Sorry.
MIKE
I don't know. Let me ask you something. I mean, I got. I got some pretty good ones in there. I mean it's not like I. I mean you wouldn't say I got my ass kicked.
CYNTHIA
I don't know, you know. I don't know. After a couple of years people won't even remember really who won or lost.
MIKE
Yeah, yeah, no. It's true, You know you're right. 'Cos I read about, um, like Jackson Pollock or Ernest Hemmingway. You read about those guys. You never read about who won or lost just that they got into a brawl.
CYNTHIA
Exactly.
EXT. SABRINA'S HOUSE
Tony and Sabrina stand in the drive way.
SABRINA
Well thanks for the ride and breakfast and everything.
TONY
No problem. Sure is nice to pile on some old pancakes and syrup after a night of beer drinking isn't it? Um.
Tony holds her hand. Their eyes meet. In for the kiss.
TONY
Good night.
And another.
SABRINA
Good night.
Tony slowly departs.
TONY
Hope you're not grounded or anything.
SABRINA
Thanks.
EXT. FOOTBALL FIELD
Every is sat around. Wooderson walks back with the skins and...
WOODERSON
'...Not to indulge in an alcohol, drugs', sex after twelve, or any other illegal activity. Slater papers man.
Wooderson chucks Slater his skins.
WOODERSON
Found that in your glove compartment man.
He hands Pink the 'commitment'.
PINK
You know your the third person who's given me this today. God.
WOODERSON
Well what do you reckon you're gonna do?
PINK
I don't know man. I'll probably end up signing it. I just don't want to give in so easy.
WOODERSON
Man, it's the same bullshit they tried to pull in my day. You know if it ain't that piece of paper it's some other choice they're going to try and make for you. You gotta do what Randall 'Pink' Floyd wants to man. And let me tell you this. The older you do get, the more rules they going to try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin' man. L.I.V.I.N.
SLATER
Man, if you're going to sign that paper man. You should throw a little grass right in the middle man. Roll it up. Sign the joint man. That's going to tell them something.
PINK
Yeah that's what I'll do. Assholes.
DON
Yeah. So what? They're all a bunch of assholes. But you gotta think about it. We've had a lot of really good times right here Pink.
SIMONE
Yeah, I mean come on Pink. I can't believe this. You act like you're so oppressed. And you guys are kings of the school. You get away with whatever you want. What are you bitchin' about?
PINK
Well, look. All I'm saying is that if I ever start referring to these as the best years of my life, remind me to kill myself.
Pink gets up and walks a few yards.
DON
Well all I'm saying is that I want to look back and say that I did it the best I could while I was stuck in this place. Had as much fun as I could when I was stuck in this place. Played as hard as I could when I was stuck in this place. Dobbed as many chicks as I could when I was stuck in this place.
SHAVONNE
Yeah right with your premature ejaculation.
DON
Oh that's good, that's good.
Don starts messing with Shavonne. A big light shines on them.
SIMONE
Is it the cops.
PINK
What the hell?
COP
Hey all of you. Get over here. Now.
They all get up.
WOODERSON
(to Slater)
Hey man. Ditch that pot.
Slater throws away the joint he is smoking.
SIMONE
Is it illegal to be on the football pitch.
WOODERSON
I got some more in the fucking bag alright.
SIMONE
Come on Slater.
Slater empties his bag of weed subtly over the field.
SLATER
What did we do?
SIMONE
Man I can't believe this.
They all walk over.
WOODERSON
Man, old Richard McGrath. How you doing Dick.
COP
Well, well, well. A couple of football players.
Pink squeezes through the gate.
COP
Wonder what coach is going to think 'all this. Line up. Wooderson.
WOODERSON
***
COP
Reliving old glories on the football field?
Slater gets through and stands right in front of the cop with his arms in the air.
COP
Get through there.
WOODERSON
You shouldn't still be mad because I got All-District and you didn't.
EXT. GRASS - BY JULIE'S CAR
The camera climbs up and over the car to reveal Mitch and Julie smooching on a rug.
EXT. PARKING LOT
It's just got light. Coach Conrad has arrived and is still sat in his truck. The others just stand about.
COACH
Floyd, Dawson. Get your scrawny butts over here.
Don and Pink approach the vehicle.
DON
Morning coach.
COACH
So what the hell's going on? Why am I getting wake up calls from the cops?
DON
Oh that was nothing they just left, just now.
PINK
False alarm coach.
COACH
Come here Randy. Come here.
Pink gets closer.
COACH
You been out with those losers all night?
Slater waves.
SLATER
Hey Coach Conrad. Remember me. Second period gym class.
COACH
That's the kind of people I was telling you about. Trouble like this means nothing to that bunch of clowns. You're the one with something to loose.
PINK
You know coach, you don't even know them.
COACH
Randy.
PINK
How can you even pretend to talk that way huh?
COACH
Okay Randy I shouldn't do this but I'm willing to wipe the slate clean and forget about all this. I want you to finally get your priorities straightened out, quit hanging out with that bunch of hoodlums, and sign your commitment to your team. Have you done that yet?
PINK
I'm still thinking about it.
COACH
No one's paying you to think about, just do it son.
PINK
You know coach. I gotta get going. Me and my loser friends you know we gotta go get Aerosmith tickets. Top priority of the summer.
Pink turns and walks away, them remembers...Walks back.
PINK
Oh coach, er. I forgot.
Pink pulls from his back pocket the pledge.
PINK
I might play ball. But I will never sign that.
Pink screws up and throws the pledge at Coach Conrad. Coach starts his truck up and drives away.
PINK
Lets rock and roll.
WOODERSON
Alright man. Livin'. Shit, I'm getting my third wind. Lets get on the road.
SLATER
Lets go. Are you going to come man?
PINK
Shotgun.
WOODERSON
You coming?
DON
No I'm tied. Tied?
SHAVONNE
Yeah.
PINK
You guys not going?
DON
Yeah. Can I use you keys?
WOODERSON
Time to boogie on out of here.
DON
Hey. So that's that huh? Alright. Slater.
SLATER
I never get shotgun.
They all exit out of shot in turn.
INT. KRAMER HOUSE - HALL
The door is opened quietly with caution. In sneaks Mitch, carefully closing the door Moving down the hall. A hand grabs his ear, pulling him back.
MITCH
Hi, mom.
MITCH'S MOM
Hmm. Okay Mitchell. This is your one get out of jail free card. So I hope you enjoyed it.
They walk to his room.
MITCH'S MOM
Your sister told me everything so I've decided to make this deal with you. I'm, well I'm going to be open minded about it this time but next time you come in at sunrise, we've got problems.
INT. KRAMER HOUSE - MITCH'S ROOM
Mitch enters and hits the bed.
MITCH'S MOM
And er, who was this older girl who gave you a ride?
MITCH
She's just like...
Mitch takes off his shoes.
MITCH'S MOM
Have you been drinking?
MITCH
No.
MITCH'S MOM
Are you drunk?
His mother leaves and closes the door. Mitch puts on his head phones and relaxes, smiling.
EXT. TEXAN ROAD
Shot: Wooderson's car speeds along.
INT. WOODERSON'S CAR
Shot: Pink.
Shot: Wooderson enjoying a joint.
Shot: Slater exhaling, totally fried.
Shot: Simone laughing at Slater.
Shot: on the hood, moving around showing them all have a whale of a time.
Shot: looking out the windscreen, the road ahead.
Fade to black.