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Monday, December 05, 2005

The Final Ride of Broqueric Martinez: Part 3

SMASH!The final balloon is a direct hit on a window, shattering it into the cabin.

Ext. Behind the pile of bricks EURIC, KEVIN, BRODY, freeze. EURIC looks around at the group of younger Jr. High kids. One by one the Jr. High boys start to break down and sob. RONNY tugs on KEVIN's shirt.

RONNY
Kevin, are you going to prison?

KEVIN
No, little brudder. Never. Not without you I'm not!

RONNY and KEVIN embrace

RONNY
I love you, Kevin! I'm sorry I lost your Dave CD.

KEVIN
It was you. I knew it!

EURIC
Matteau, what do we do? I never expected it to hit the window. I only thought it would be cool if it did. I didn't actually think it would. What do we do now? Matteau? Matteau?

BRODY
Matteau's gone? He's gone?

EURIC
Stop crying, Brody! Be a man!

EURIC slaps BRODY. He continues to cry harder.

TIMMY
He ran that way.

TIMMY point behind the boys into the dark woods.

EURIC POV. A shadowy figure can be seen scurrying from tree to tree.


EURIC
He's over there!

BRODY
We should follow him!

KEVIN
Yes, follow him!

From the woods

MATTEAU
Don't follow me!

MATTEAU makes a mad dash for toward the gym and the men's sleeping quarters all of the boys run after him.

MATTEAU
I said don't follow me. Didn't you hear me?

BRODY
We need you!

EURIC
You got us into this.

MATTEUA
Are you crazy? I got you into this? You came to me and needed the experties. You got into it yourself.

EURIC
But, come on. You at least owe it to us to help us out.

MATTEAU breaks into a mob type New York accent.

MATTEAU
Well, I don't know you. So, I don't owe you, Saso does. My place now, new rules. Everybody pays, okay?

KEVIN
Don't tell me...

MATTEAU
Can you guess it?

KEVIN
I know this one...

MATTEAU
Come on...

KEVIN
Oh, oh...

MATTEAU
It's Caa..

KEVIN
Don't tell me, don't tell me! Oh, man it's on the tip of my tongue. I want to say...Donnie Brasco?

MATTEAU
Carlito's Way.

MATTEAU and KEVIN
1993!

KEVIN
I knew it was Pacino.

MATTEAU
Yeah?

KEVIN
I could hear his voice in my head.

EURIC
Get down!

The guys drop into the high grass.

POV of the female cabin. Four women, one older lady, and three adolescent girls, exit the cabin looking scared and nervous. They wear pajamas, gollashes, and carry baggage and bedding.


BRODY
Who is it?

EURIC slaps BRODY

EURIC
They must be scared out of their minds.

KEVIN
Awsome! Success, guys!

KEVIN goes for an unrequited high five

KEVIN
Nobody? Really? Okay.

EURIC
They're getting into the truck.

BRODY
Where do you think they're going?

KEVIN slaps BRODY

BRODY
Oh, come on! That's a ligitament question.

KEVIN
I'm sorry.

MATTEAU
I know what they're doing. I've got to get these children out of here. They'll freeze.

BRODY
It's hot.

MATTEAU
Well, they'll burn their sensative skin.

MATTEAU takes TIMMY's arm and gives him an Indian Sunburn.

TIMMY
Ow!

TIMMY cries

MATTEAU
Look at that.

EURIC
Dude, it's like 80 degrees. This is the perfect tempeture.

MATTEAU
And you would expose innocent's to that. Let's go back to the cabin, kids.

MATTEAU rushes away and the younger boys follow.

KEVIN
Later, Ronny.

RONNY
Later, Kevin. I'll visit you in the slammer!

EURIC
I can't believe this. Of course they want to be in on all the fun whenever it's just a prank but as soon as it's an act of criminal vandalism with possiblly devestating consequences...whooshh! Off they go.

BRODY
Devistating consequences? What devistating consequeces?

EURIC
Too devestating to mention in front of you.

BRODY
Why?

EURIC
Because you'd cry like a girl.

BRODY
No I wouldn't.

EURIC whispers something in BRODY's ear. BRODY tries to fight back tears, biting his bottom lip.

KEVIN
Red truck.

EURIC
Huh?

KEVIN
Red. Like a firetruck.

EURIC and BRODY turn to see a pickup coming down a dirt path up to the gym/boy's cabin

EURIC
Get down! It looks like their going to the cabin.

BRODY
Do you think they know it's us?

EURIC
I don't know.

KEVIN
I'll bet they're pissed because we got them wet.

BRODY
They're going to tell my dad.

EURIC
They're going to tell Darcy and Timmy's dad.

ALL THREE
Basketball Kirb!

BRODY
They say his forearms are as big as tree trunks...

EURIC
And his neck is like an ox's...

KEVIN
He can take a basketball team to the Texas State Finals and come within one shot of a victory.

BRODY
He's going to kill us!

EURIC
Maybe not. Let's check out the damage. Maybe we only thought it broke the window and it just hit it really hard. Maybe the girls were just coming over to say "hi."

KEVIN
Naw, they were pissed.

EURIC
Let's just see what happened.

Cut to.

Ext. Outside the girls cabin
The boys look up to see that the window is, in fact completely smashed in.


EURIC
Yep. Broke all right.

KEVIN
Yeah!

KEVIN goes for another high five.

EURIC
Okay, but only because it is pretty money that we hit it with the very last balloon.

KEVIN
Thank you.

All three give high fives all around

EURIC
But, that high five was not for the broken window. That sucks! I was trying to save for a new Perpetual Motion Gyromationator.

BRODY
You think we'll have to pay for it.

KEVIN
Can you squeeze water out of a sponge that has sat in the hot sun for three weeks straight.

EURIC
We're all in this together, man. With me on they right and you on the left and Brody on the trigger, we were all three part of this triumvirate of mischief. We are all Broqueric Martinez!

BRODY
I am Broqueric Martinez!

EURIC mouth's "Not now" and KEVIN shakes his head in pity

EURIC
I guess it's time to face the music, huh.

KEVIN
Yeah.

BRODY
Looks that way.

EURIC
Well, after you.

KEVIN and BRODY lead and all three trod slowly up the hill to the gym. KEVIN leans down and picks up a small, portable CD player and presses play. It plays "Are You Ready For This" by the Clubmix. He quickly stops the CD.

KEVIN
Sorry.

He changes the song. It is now Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive."

Int. The boy's cabin. In a small room three bunk beds line each wall and a single bunk bed sits at the end of the rooom creating a horse shoe. The Young boys and MATTEAU are seen sneeking in and just settling into their beds lie in bed pretending to sleep. A grandfatherly man with a flowing white beard, thin reading glasses and a long sleeping robe and cap, OLE HARRY sits at the end of the room reading a story from a children's book. He has apparently been reading this whole time unaware that for a long period of time no one was listening. MATTEAU speaks over OLE HARRY.


MATTEAU
Hurry, hurry. Shhh! Into bed. You're asleep.

OLE HARRY
"In the first case it was necessary to renounce the consciousness of an unreal immobility in space and to recognize a motion we did not feel; in the present case it is similarly necessary to renounce a freedom that does not exist,..."

There is a loud knock on the door

OLE HARRY
Almost finished, dear. One moment! "...and to recognize a dependence of which we are not conscious."

OLE HARRY closes the book and looks up.

OLE HARRY
Boys, I hope you enjoyed Tolstoy's latest masterpeice. Some say the old boy's outdone himself this time. Boy's? Boy's?

He leans over and touches the head of one of the young kids.

OLE HARRY
Goodnight, you princes of Texas. You kings of Lone Star State.

MATTEAU coughs as he says

MATTEAU
The Cider House Rules. 1999.

OLE HARRY
What was that?

There is a loud knock on the door.

MRS. LANE
Open up Ole Harry! Please! Open up!

OLE HARRY moves to the door and opens to three young, beautiful adolescent young sorority types, KARI, DARCY, and SANDRA all in pajamas and fuzzy slippers, and one older woman, Mrs. Lane, in a high necked nightgown, a mudmask and sponge curlers.

MRS. LANE
Ole Harry! Ole Harry! There's a gust of wind! A tornado! The Sasquatch?

KARI, DARCY, and SANDRA
Uncle Harry, the window...; Everything was so scary...; I don't know what was going on but I don't like it...; Etc.

OLE HARRY
Hold on, now. Hold on. Hold on! They quiet down Now, tell me what's going on. One at a time.

KARI
Oh, Uncle Harry! It was ever so frightening!

DARCY
I was lying in bed, and, and...

SANDRA
Shut up and let me talk...

MRS. LANE
Now Sandra, be nice.

SANDRA
Pipe down. Here's what went down. We started hearing strange sounds on the roof. Like the sound a solar flares creates on the lunar surface and less like a coronal mass ejection, although level M flares can sound practically the same.

KARI
Good thinking Sandra. Then I started thinking how this isn't the coronial season for such large flares and thought about weather conditions. Earlier in the day I sensed a low pressure system culminating in a what is known as a tropical cyclone, but certainly to diminished size in that it wouldn't have possibly resulted in such a violent turn. Plus because of the coriolis effect I knew that we couldn't have been hit from the north side.

DARCY
So then I suggested a shock wave being generated by a aircraft. Possibly being deployed from the nearby air station. I had done some field research on aerodynamics earlier this year and sometime the pilots take night training.

SANDRA
But, I thought that was ridiculous because experiements with Mach 1 are quite obsolete and impractical in day to exibition.

DARCY
It's not ridiculous. Not anymore ridiculous than that stupid solar flare thing.

SANDRA
Please. It is so possible.

KARI
Girls, girls, we have to stick together.

DARCY
Kari's right.

SANDRA
I'm sorry, Darcy.

DARCY
Friends?

SANDRA
Friends.

KARI
Come on, girls!

The girls hug.

OLE HARRY
So what happened next?

MRS. LANE
Horror!

SARAH
The window busted in.

KARI
Which if you think about it, substantiated my theory the most.

DARCY
We couldn't figure out what it could have been.

SARAH
We were ever so scared.

MATTEAU
I'll be there for you.

MATTEAU jumps up and holds KARI

SANDRA
Matt, what are you doing?

MATTEAU
I'm keeping you safe.

SANDRA
Whatever.

KARI
Oh, Matteau!

They embrace

DARCY
Oh, Thank you,Matteau.

MATTEAU
Not you.

EURIC, KEVIN, and BRODY appear in the door.

EURIC
Hi, everyone.

KEVIN
Did anyone get wet?

KEVIN, EURIC, BRODY POVCollectively all of the women and OLE HARRY turn slowly around to face the Three Boys.

SANDRA
What?

KEVIN
You know from the water baloon. Did anyone get wet?

SANDRA
Water balloon?

KARI
Not a low pressure system?

SANDRA
Water balloon

EURIC
We thought you would have figured that out. I mean it is kind of obvious.

SARAH leaps on EURIC and KEVIN and beats them senseless.

BRODY
You know, I helped.

SARAH turns on BRODY and while she is beating the snot out of him, EURIC and KEVIN speak

KEVIN
So, what now, man.

EURIC
Possibly, we'll have to pay for the window. We may go to jail.

OLE HARRY
I think, at the very least, boys you need to clean the women's cabin for them.

MATTEAU
"The simple fact is you feel responsible for Goose and you have a confidence problem. Now I'm not gonna sit here and blow sunshine up your butt, Lieutenant. A good pilot is compelled to evaluate what's happened, so he can apply what he's learned. Up there, we gotta push it. That's our job. It's your option Lieutenant. All yours." That's from "Top Gun." I'm not real sure what I'm trying to say, but I want to help. I feel responsible and I want to help fix things.

EURIC
Thanks, Matteau.

KEVIN
You're the best in the biz man.

ALL laugh as MATTEAU takes KARI in his arms and kisses her passionately. ALL cheer. KEVIN leans over to EURIC.

KEVIN
Wow! That was totally unnecessary.

Cut to

Int. Girls cabin MATTEAU, EURIC, KEVIN, and BRODY are talking and laughing as they sweep up the girls cabin. SAM ELIOT in a large cowboy hat and signiture Wally Fingers mustache, enters and speaks directly to the camera.


SAM ELIOT
Well, it appears the boys are gonna hang up the hat of Broqueric Martinez. For now at least. Their last ride was a special one to say the least. There was adventure, drama, romance, and a little comedy to lighten the mood. Only thing it was missing from my vantage point is a good home cooked meal and some bottles of brew.

Behind him the four boys pull out plates of food and bottles of root beer.

SAM ELIOT
Well, I reckon I spoke too soon.

SAM ELIOT pulls out a harmonica and begins playing "Home on the Range.

The End.

8 comments:

MDH said...

Both my thumbs are up. A good read sir.

B-Rock said...

I was on the edge of my seat the whole time...

sarahdawn said...

Love how Sandra's name oddly changes to Sarah mid-story. Details my friend. Glad to see the pummeling is included although I don't recall smacking anyone around other than you. Funny enough, I didn't even remember that "Kari" was there. My how the memory fades with age. Excellent read - your talent is undeniable.

priest said...

oh man, trying to compose myself. that was greatness. legendary GCCYC. those were the days. Timmy huh? Matteau knows better than to Indian sunburn Timmy.

Kyle said...

Sorry for the slip up, Sarah. It's hard to tell that story without your face in my mind. I thought I caught them all.

Nellie said...

A triumph! Bravo!

Deana Nall said...

So when's BLT going to do this?

Kyle said...

This is a screenplay, so I need funding.