Sometimes people aren't who they appear to be...good on the surface and something different underneath.
14 EXT: VERDI COUNTRY CLUB - NIGHT
Archie sees Chandler Hershey Leaving the club and speaks to him.
Mr. Hershey, Short evening tonight, sir?
(Not waiting for a reply)
Got your car parked right over here, Sir.
Chandler sees his vehicle parked to the side. He looks up at the sky and admires the brilliant what he sees.
I’ve enjoyed my dinner,
had a few drinks, and now I am
going to take a quiet moonlight
drive back to River Town.
No company tonight Sir?
Beautiful night to share that moon.
Chandler Hershey laughs.
Not tonight, Archie.
I’ve got some big business to attend
to tomorrow. Got to be alert.
Watch your speed.
Word has it that there’s been an accident
out on I-39. I think they said it
was a Peterson Rig. Probably won’t
have it cleared up till after 3 o’clock.
Thanks for the info, Archie.
Chandler slips Archie a fifty dollar tip and walks to his car. He gets in and drives away.
CHARLIE - ANOTHER VALET STANDING NEAR-BY
I didn’t hear anything about an accident out on I-39.
Neither did I
But.. but you just told Mr. Hershey
to watch out for the big truck accident
on I-39. What was that all about then?
Hey newbie, first lesson of Valeting 101…
When the customer tips you $50 bucks,
you make small talk, make them
feel important. Act like I care
about his safety. He feels good….
Archie waves the tip at Charlie.
Archie and Charlie laugh together.
15 INT: HERSHEY’S BAR AND GRILL OFFICE - NIGHT
Chandler Hershey dials a telephone number
An unknown voice answers:
Tonight. 65 and 39. Peterson Rig at 3am.
The phone goes dead.
CHANDLER pours himself a drink and stares out the window at the full moon.
16 EXT - TRUCK HEIST ON ROAD OUTSIDE OF TOWN - NIGHT
A tree branch lies across the road. A van is hidden on the side of the road. Two men (Hank and Miquel) are sitting in the van, watching and waiting. The men begin to talk.
Quit your fidgeting, kid.
It’ll all be over in a few minutes.
I don’t know about this, Hank.
Stealing wallets or even parked cars
is one thing. But this…
This is easier. Like taking candy
from a baby. Just you, me and the driver
- nobody else around.
What if he’s got a gun?
What if he shoots at us?
Been watching too many gangster movies, kid.
This guy wants to get home tonight in one piece too.
He’s going to let us grab the stuff and it’s done.
Lights from the cargo van can be seen approaching. Hank opens the van door and starts to get out.LIGHTS FROM
Come on, kid. Let’s do this.
Miquel climbs out of the van. Hank removes the gun from his waistband before moving around the van to Miquel..
17 EXT. - CARGO VAN - NIGHT
The driver of the cargo truck is singing along with a song on the radio. He sees the tree branch across the road and slams on the brakes
What the hell? Come on -
I don’t need this shit!
The driver climbs out of the van and walks toward the tree. Hank and Miquel are crouched in tall weeds along the road. The driver tugs on the tree branches trying to move it out of his way.
Hank and Miquel move out of the weeds and rush towards the driver. Hank points his gun at the driver and begins to yell at him.
Get your hands in the air.
Surprised, the driver spins around to face Hank. Miquel moves toward the back of the cargo van. The shaken driver tries to talk to Hank.
Man, I don’t want no trouble.
Just shut up.
Why you doin’ this, man? I’m just doin’ a job.
It’s not worth it, man.
Miquel starts carrying boxes to their van. He keeps glancing nervously toward Hank and the driver. Hank yells at Miquel.
Make it quick.
I am … It’s dark out here.
You got some cojones, man.
Told you to shut up. Get down on your knees.
Driver stands in the road, looking at Hank.
You don’t have to do this.
Please, man! Just grab what you
came for and get out of here.
Hank yells at him.
Turn around. Get down on the ground. NOW!
The driver starts to turn around. He pulls a gun and fires at Hank. Hank falls to the ground, but manages to fire his gun too. The driver falls to the ground.
Miquel runs from the back of the van into the road, hysterically screaming. He sees both men are bleeding profusely.
Dios Mio! Dios Mio!
Neither Hank nor the Driver are moving.
Miquel runs to Hank, then to the Driver and then back to Hank
Hank, oh my God, Hank, talk to me.
Neither Hank nor the driver are moving. Miquel shivers when he sees all the blood everywhere.
MIQUEL looks up and down the road, spinning and grabbing his head like he’s lost his mind
MIQUEL runs to the back of the van, slams the door, and jumps into the van. The keys are still in the ignition.
MIQUEL starts the van and races out of there.
18 INT: HERSHEY’S BAR AND GRILL- BACK OFFICE - NIGHT
Chandler Hershey is on the phone.
You heard from Hank?
VICTOR (HERSHEY’S #1 HITMAN) is on the other end of the line.
Nothing on my end, Boss.
Expected him and that kid back here 2 hours ago.
Sure not like Hank to be late.
On it already Boss. SPIKE’S cruising the bars,
seeing if there's any talk around town.
How about your connections over at Police Headquarters?
Sent FRANKIE by to see his latest sweetheart.
She’s at the front desk. She might have
heard if anything went down.
Keep on it!
You got it, Boss.
THE CALL ENDS.
19 EXT. - OUTSIDE RIVER TOWN POLICE HEADQUARTERS - NIGHT
MARY ELLEN (Front Desk Operator) smokes a cigarette just down the street from Headquarters.
FRANKIE, carrying a rose, gets out of his car and walks over to Mary Ellen.
Those will kill you, Babe.
Frankie, what are you doing here?
MARY ELLEN surveys the whole block, up and down, especially towards the front of Police Headquarters.
FRANKIE leans against his car..
Brought a rose for you, Babe.
Thought you’d be happy to see me.
Mary Ellen puts out her cigarette.
I am. I am, but -
Frankie plants a kiss on Mary Ellen's lips.
What’s the matter? Last night you didn’t
have no problem with me kissing those pretty little lips.
Last night was different.
Tonight the whole place is in an uproar.
Why? Nuttin’ ever happens in this backwoods town.
Well, something’s happening tonight.
I heard Sheriff Tolliver ordering some officers
to get out to Mason Road. Ramon needed back-up.
What else did Tolliver say?
I don’t know. He shut the door.
But those guys sure took off
out of town towards Montgomery.
I gotta get back inside, Frankie.
She gives Frankie a quick kiss and runs down the street. Frankie looks at the rose still in his hand, tosses it in the bushes and starts for his car.
An ambulance speeds by, sirens blaring, lights flashing. Frankie watches for a second and then gets in his car.
20 EXT. INSIDE FRANKIE’S CAR - NIGHT
FRANKIE calls Victor. Victor answers his cell.
Got some hot info.
Spit it out! You waiting for an engraved invitation?
Lots of excitement down at the station.
Officer called in for back up
. Several squad cars and the ambulance
blazing out of town toward Montgomery.
Nice work, Frankie. Get your ass back to the shop,
but make sure nobody sees you.
On my way!
FRANKIE hangs up and makes another call.
VOICE AT the OTHER END
Some unexpected excitement.
Just watch yourself, okay?
I’m good at this end
FRANKIE hangs up and pulls his car away from the curb.
21 INT: AN OLD WAREHOUSE - NIGHT
VICTOR calls Chandler Hershey.
Boss, think we got something and it ain’t good.
I’m leaving the warehouse and be there in 5 minutes.
For God’s sake, tell me.
Somethin’ big is goin’ down on Mason Road.
Tolliver’s got half his force headed out there.
Mason Road! Shit! Any word from Hank?
VICTOR waits a second to see if Chandler is going to say anything else than he begins to speak again.
I’m headed over now.
THE CALL ENDS.