STUNT CAMP - Script pages 1996 Wayne Bauer WGA #608444

              EXT. WESTERN TOWN - DAY
 
              Along the boardwalks, in alleys and on the rooftops are
              desperadoes, wielding handguns and rifles, keeping low by
              rain barrels, wagons and horses.
 
              At the far end of town, outside the livery stable, RAY,
              blackman  late 40's, moustache, lean but muscular, 5'6",
              WAYNE, late 30's, 6'1', athletic looking, broad shoulders,
              light brown hair, blue eyes, and TOM,50ish, tall, salt and
              pepper hair, lean and lanky, clean shaven, they lock and load
              their hand guns.
 
              They go out into the street.
 
              At the far end of town a gunfighter walks to the middle of
              the street and exposes the gun at his side.
 
              The boys come to a stop. Ray and Tom leave Wayne alone as
              they move to the boardwalk.
 
              The Gunfighter smirks as he pulls the toothpick from his
              mouth.
 
              Before the toothpick clears the gunfighters lower lop Wayne
              draws his gun fires and holsters his weapon.
 
              The Gunfighter is surprised when the slug hits him in the
              forehead and he drops dead.
 
              Around the town the stunned bad guys fire from their hiding
              places.
 
              Ray, Wayne and Tom return fire.
 
                                  TOM
                        Get the horses!
 
              Running down the street, Tom and Ray jump on horses at
              hitching posts.
 
              Wayne runs to a nearby buckboard.
 
              With a string of horses in tow, Ray and Tom head out of town.
 
              Wayne drives the buckboard wagon a bad guy leaps into the
              back of the rig. Wayne takes a lariat and throws the loop
              around a pump as he passes. Wayne turns and throws the end of
              the rope to the bad guy.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Hold this.
 
              He catches it and holds it. The rope tightens as the wagon
              rides past the hitching rail. The bad guy is jerked from the
              wagon.

              Wayne, Ray and Tom turn out of town into the woods.
 
              EXT. DIRT ROAD - DAY
 
              The boys rein up at this intersection of perpendicular dirt
              roads. The horses are worked up and sweaty, their nostrils
              are flaring
 
              Wayne pulls up in the wagon. Everyone is looking to all
              points to see if they've been followed.
 
                                  TOM
                        They should be here any minute!
 
              The boys start checking and reloading their handguns. They
              have their hands full preparing their weapons while trying to
              keep the horses calm. Suddenly everything is very quiet and
              still.
 
              The horses ears perk and heads turn.
 
                                  RAY
                        Here they come.
 
              Heat waves rise from the blacktop. Something rises as part of
              the heat waves. A big bus comes into focus.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Hold the horses!
 
              The bus pulls up. The horses are spooked as the bus pulls up
              and stops.
 
              The doors open and out come 15 men and women. From a very
              tall guy to a couple of little people in their mid 20's,
              rubbing their eyes and putting on sunglasses in the bright
              sunshine. They are stretching and moving slowly.
 
              Each person lines up to get their their luggage from the
              cargo hold.
 
              Tom starts counting heads to himself.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Welcome to Stunt Camp. I'm Wayne,
                        that's Ray and Tom.
 
              The bus driver hands Wayne a clip board.
 
                                  BUS DRIVER
                        I got them all but one.
 
              He gets back on his bus and pulls out.

              Tom looks at the papers on the clipboard.
 
                                  TOM
                        Anyone know Edgar William Masters
                        the third?
 
              A car careens into the intersection and skids to a stop.
 
              BAXTER MASTERS, a mid 40's businessman, nice car, nice suit,
              nice Rolex, nice pinky ring.  He is the quintessence of the
              corporate world. Baxter jumps from the driver's side of his
              car. He slams his door and storms to the passenger side.  He
              throws open the door and grabs EDGAR MASTERS III, nice
              looking man in his mid 20's, by the lapels and throws him
              from the car to the dirt at everyone's feet. Edgar is in
              handcuffs.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        This is Edgar William Masters III!
                        Who runs this place?
 
              Wayne, Ray and Tom step through the crowd.
 
                                  TOM
                        We do.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Well, if it isn't the Cartwright
                        boys.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        What's the problem?
 
                                  BAXTER
                        The problem is that Edgar the
                        second will let Edgar the third do
                        anything he wants. But Edgar the
                        3rd should do what he is told.
 
                                  BILL
                        Let's talk to Dad together. Take
                        me to him, Baxter.
 
                                  TOM
                        What's with the handcuffs?
 
                                  BAXTER
                        He kept chewing through the ropes.
 
                                  RAY
                        If you don't want to be here...

                                  BILL
                        I want to be here! I didn't want
                        to ride with him.
 
                                  TOM
                        Why didn't you take the bus?
 
                                  BAXTER
                        He missed the bus! And I promised
                        his Daddy he would be taken care
                        of. And that's exactly what I am
                        going to do.
 
                                  BILL
                        When did you ever keep a promise?
 
                                  BAXTER
                        This one is different. I made this
                        promise to myself! So, Edgar, You
                        think this is what you want? I
                        hope you die trying.
 
              Baxter tosses the keys to the handcuffs on to the ground at
              Edgar's feet.
 
              Ray bends down to pick them up. As he does Edgar grabs Ray's
              gun and fires at Baxter.
 
              Baxter dives into the front seat of his car to escape.
 
              The students duck and cover except Dennis, a mid 20's
              athletic looking man. The male little person, Chance, jumps
              up and drags Dennis to the ground.
 
              Ray wrenches the gun from Edgar.
 
              Baxter crawls from the car and stands up behind his open
              door.  He looks for marks on his car as order is restored.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        What a putz! You didn't even hit
                        the car!
 
                                  WAYNE
                        He couldn't have hit you if he
                        wanted to. The gun is loaded with
                        blanks.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        He didn't know that! See you in
                        hell Edgar.
 
              Baxter gets in his car and drives away.

              Ray unlocks Edgar's handcuffs.
 
                                  RAY
                        Friend of yours?
 
                                  BILL
                        He's no friend of mine. That's my
                        brother.
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        That's cold blooded.
 
                                  TOM
                        So you are Edgar William Maxwell
                        the third? That's quite a monicker.
 
                                  BILL
                        I was named after my dad. Call me
                        Bill.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Ok Bill...It's a three mile ride
                        back to Stunt Camp. If you can
                        ride, grab a horse. If you can't,
                        grab a horse, either way it's
                        three miles.
 
              The students throw their luggage in the wagon. Some of them
              jump on horses. Others jump in the wagon with their luggage
              and ride back to Stunt Camp.
 
              EXT. STUNT CAMP/HIGHFALL TOWER - DAY
 
              At Stunt Camp there are buildings surrounding a quad area
              filled with workout equipment ie: highfall tower, boxing
              ring, a stage area and administration buildings bunkhouses
              mess hall...etc. Between the buildings roads stretch into the
              forest.
 
              Standing near the highfall tower are two cops and Stunt
              Camp's neighbor, ROMAN DELANZO. A bulky, athletic looking man
              in his early 50's.
 
                                  TOM
                        Ray show them to their bunks.
                        We'll meet at the stage after they
                        stow their gear.
 
              Tom dismounts and gives the reins to Ray. Wayne follows Tom.
              The police approach with Roman.
 
                                  ROMAN
                        I want this tower torn down!

                                  COP 1
                        Hold on Mr. Delanzo. We'll handle
                        this.
 
                                  COP 2
                        Mr. Delanzo called us here to file
                        a formal complaint about this
                        wooden tower being used to spy on
                        his wife as she sunbathes without
                        adequate covering.
 
                                  ROMAN
                        In the nude! She's naked!
 
                                  TOM
                        And she waves.
 
                                  COP 1
                        She waves?
 
                                  WAYNE
                        She waves her hand.
                               (imitating Estelle)
                        Yoo hoo, boys, I'm over here.
 
                                  COP 1
                        Is this true Mr. Delanzo?
 
                                  COP 2
                        Your wife waves to attract
                        attention?
 
                                  ROMAN
                        Estelle doesn't need to wave to
                        attract attention.
 
                                  TOM
                        This is a highfall tower. We
                        practice falling from that
                        platform into this bag. Mrs.
                        Delanzo chooses to sunbathe where
                        she can easily be seen.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        We have a video of her.
 
                                  COP 1
                        You do?
 
                                  ROMAN
                        You don't.
 
                                  TOM
                        We do?

                                  COP 1
                        It may be necessary to take it as
                        evidence.
 
                                  ROMAN
                        I want this peeping tom platform
                        removed!
 
                                  COP 2
                        Are you pressing charges?
 
                                  WAYNE
                        I'll get the tape. You gotta see
                        it to believe it.
 
                                  ROMAN
                        On second thought, I'm not
                        pressing any charges.
 
                                  COP 1
                        Ok. fine.
 
              Tom talks to the cops. Roman pulls Wayne aside.
 
                                  ROMAN
                        I know that you're fooling around
                        with Estelle! It will do you no
                        good to deny it. I've made up my
                        mind. Stay away from her. And tear
                        down that tower or I'll chop it
                        down myself!
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Don't threaten me.
 
                                  ROMAN
                        I'll give you thirty dollars for
                        the tape.
 
              Tom walks up from talking to the cops.
 
                                  TOM
                        No deal! The cops just offered
                        sixty. And they'll take up a
                        collection at the station to beat
                        any offer.
 
              Tom and Wayne walk off leaving Roman seething.
 
                                  ROMAN
                        Mark my words! I'll keep my
                        promise.

                                  TOM
                        Can I see that tape?
 
                                  WAYNE
                        There is no tape.
 
                                  TOM
                        Then what's all the bidding for?
 
              EXT. STUNT CAMP, STAGE - DAY
 
              The students are gathered around the stage watching Ray. Ray
              puts a large athletic bag on a table.  Wayne and Tom jump up
              on the stage.
 
                                  TOM
                        Welcome to Stunt Camp. You all
                        have come here to get the training
                        you need to become stuntmen and
                        women.
 
              Tom shows an aerial map of Stuntcamp on a big easel.  The
              main area is in the center with roads radiating out like
              spokes to other areas labeled "CHERRY BLOSSOM GROVE" "WESTERN
              TOWN" "COMBAT FIELDS" and "SURE-WOULD FOREST"
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Stunt Camp is laid out like this.
                        We're here in the main quad area.
                        Eventually you will coordinate
                        your own fight scenes and present
                        them in one of these areas for the
                        camera.
 
              Wayne points to the above mentioned areas as Ray shows a
              video camcorder to the students.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        But right here is where the basics
                        start. Punches, highfalls and
                        shoulder rolls. This is where you
                        live and learn for the next eight
                        weeks. And it begins right now.
 
                                  TOM
                        The foundation of stunts is the
                        film fight. It takes two people to
                        make a successful punch. Give me
                        two people up here.
 
              The tall guy and the little person, Chance, jump up. The size
              difference is too much.

                                  TOM
                        Give me two others.
 
              They sit. Lauren and Robair stand simultaneously. They look
              at each other, disgusted and sit down. Bill grabs Dennis and
              pulls him on stage.
 
              Tom demonstrates with Wayne as he explains.
 
                                  TOM
                        Now the face punch contains many
                        points to think about.
                        Telegraphing the punch.
                        Exaggerating the action to be sure
                        the camera sees it. Placing the
                        punch properly on the guy's face
                        so it looks like a hit. And
                        selling the punch afterward. How
                        to react to the punch to make it
                        look real.
 
              As Tom looks away from Dennis to speak to the group Dennis
              pulls Tom around to face him.
 
                                  DENNIS
                        I need to see your face when you
                        speak. I am deaf. I have to read
                        your lips.
 
              Ray moves Dennis's arms past the middle of Bill's face.
 
                                  TOM
                        So as Dennis's fist passes the
                        face, Bill snaps his head to the
                        side.
 
              Ray pushes Bill's face to the side.
 
                                  RAY
                        OK? Look at me.
 
              Ray positions Dennis so his back is to the crowd. Ray steps
              back facing Dennis. Bill stands facing Dennis but stands a
              little to Dennis's left in position to receive a right hand
              punch.
 
                                  RAY
                        And action!
 
              Dennis and Bill complete a passable face punch.
 
                                  TOM
                        Pretty good. With work, that will
                        look great.

              Dennis and Bill watch as Wayne throws the stomach punch at
              Ray in slow motion to show the proper form as Tom talks them
              through it.
 
                                  TOM
                        Now the stomach punch is
                        different. We actually make
                        contact. As my fist approaches the
                        target I pull the punch, or bounce
                        it off. Bill has tightened his
                        midsection and lets out a breath
                        of air. I use body English to
                        telegraph the punch and Bill sells
                        the punch with the proper
                        reaction. Pulling everything to
                        the center setting himself up for
                        the next blow.  OK Dennis? on
                        "Action".
 
              Dennis gets in place to throw the punch at Bill. Dennis is
              looking at Bill's stomach going through the motions to
              properly telegraph a punch.
 
              SHELLY, 5'6" Dark haired, Generously proportioned young woman
              with a south Boston accent speaks up.
 
                                  SHELLY
                        How do you know how much to sell?
 
              Bill turns his head to look at Tom as he answers. Leaving his
              stomach open for Dennis.
 
                                  TOM
                        That is all gaffed out by the
                        stunt coordinator. When you gaff
                        out your fights, you will know
                        which punches just stagger and
                        which drop you to the ground. The
                        script will tell you how to start
                        and finish...
 
              Dennis and Tom now make eye contact.
 
                                  TOM
                        ...your action.
 
              Dennis sees Tom say "action" and he hits Bill in the stomach.
              Bill is in real pain. The reaction wasn't what was expected.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        That wasn't very good at all.

                                  TOM
                        You OK Bill? That brings up a good
                        point. Real punches don't look
                        good on film. Telegraph and sell.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Break up into two's and practice
                        the punch drill like this, one
                        throws the punch, the other
                        receives. Make sure you can be
                        seen by the camera and the camera
                        can see who you hit.
 
              Ray and Wayne demonstrate. Ray steps back one step as Wayne
              steps forward one step on every punch.  Wayne alternates left
              and right punches with every step. Then they reverse. Ray
              throws punches while Wayne take them.
 
                                  TOM
                        Keep the proper distance. Punch,
                        one two, punch one two.
 
              As the students look on, they begin to get it and work with
              their partners. Slowly the strains of a Strauss Waltz rise as
              the entire group is practicing the punch drill to the rhythm
              of the 3-4 beat.
 
              INT. STUNT CAMP/MESS HALL - NIGHT
 
              The dining room is rustic, with a cafeteria style food
              service area.  The buffet has a wide variety of food, salad,
              main courses, desserts.
 
              The students are shuffling along grabbing food and being
              served by SAMMY the chef, a feisty old woman who works days
              at the camp. She chats with the students and explains the
              dishes.
 
              Ray is behind the counter helping and having fun with Sammy.
              Tall Guy is pushing along two trays. Sammy watches him and
              Chance pile the food on.
 
                                  SAMMY
                        Don't be shy kids! Eat your fill.
 
                                  CHANCE
                        I'm so hungry I could eat a pony.
 
                                  RAY
                        Only what's on the menu! No
                        substitutions!

                                  TALL GUY
                        That's a lot of food for such a
                        little fella.
 
                                  CHANCE
                        That's a lot of food for a party
                        of five.
 
                                  RAY
                        Damn boy! You gonna eat like this
                        every night?
 
              Tall Guy looks like a lost little boy.
 
                                  SAMMY
                        We're going to have to kill
                        another horse.
 
                                  SHELLY
                        I was hoping to keep kosher.
 
              Ray talks to Sammy.
 
                                  RAY
                        Make that a circumcized horse!
 
                                  CHANCE
                        I thought you said there was no
                        pony?
 
                                  RAY
                        I said no substitutions! Move
                        along.
 
              Wayne stands and taps his glass with a spoon to get
              everyone's attention.
 
                                  TOM
                        I hope you're enjoying your
                        dinner. If you haven't already met
                        her, we owe all the great grub to
                        Sammy. She takes good care of us
                        here at Stuntcamp.
 
              Everyone applauds.
 
              Sammy raises a ladle to acknowledge the crowd. Ray gives her
              a kiss on the cheek.
 
                                  TOM
                        We had a good day today.
                        Traditionally after our first
                        dinner we meet around the fire
                        before lights out.

                        So eat up and meet outside.
 
              Everyone eats and chats through dinner.
 
              EXT. STUNT CAMP/FIREPIT - NIGHT
 
              Everyone is seated around the fire pit, the fire gives off a
              warm golden glow.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        We like to take this time get to
                        know one another a little bit.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        We did that on the bus.
 
                                  TOM
                        You did? What did you find out?
 
              Lauren indicates Chance, Tall Guy, Dennis and Rob
              respectively.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        He's small. He's tall. He's deaf.
                        And he's dumb.
 
                                  BILL
                        You don't know my story.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        Dys-functional.
 
                                  RAY
                        What about the women?
 
                                  LAUREN
                        They have their work cut out for
                        them.
 
                                  TOM
                        OK. Why don't you start. What
                        brings you here?
 
                                  ADRIAN
                        I'm Adrian Thomas. It was my
                        brother, Chance, who convinced me
                        to be a stuntdouble for children.
                        I did gymnastics in school and
                        thought why not?
 
                                  CHANCE
                        She's a natural.

                                  WAYNE
                        It was your idea?
 
                                  CHANCE
                        Sure. One day I want to direct my
                        own action films. For now I want
                        to be in on the action itself.
 
                                  BILL
                        You should start directing short
                        films.
 
              Only the crickets can be heard.
 
                                  BILL
                        What? I'm serious! I didn't mean...
 
                                  CHANCE
                        Why are you here? NASA didn't need
                        any more rocket scientists?
 
                                  BILL
                        I'm Edgar william  Masters the
                        third and I love action films! I
                        want to be a part of it. And it's
                        exactly the opposite of anything
                        my brother wants me to do.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Why do you want to be a stuntman?
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        My name is Robair. I love the
                        gore! The blood and the guts! I
                        can't wait to be rigged to take a
                        blast from an automatic machine
                        gun.
 
              Rob makes the sound of a machine gun and jerks around like he
              is taking machine-gun fire.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        Grab his tongue. He's having a fit.
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        You must have a real good reason
                        for being here.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        I'm as good at any job as any man.
                        And I can do some things few men
                        can do.

                                  ROBAIR
                        Yeah right.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        I am a bull whip artist and I eat
                        fire.
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        Can you hit anything with your
                        whips or do you just paint with
                        them?
 
                                  LAUREN
                        I can hit anything you point at.
                        And anything pointing at me.
 
                                  ADRIAN
                        Is that how you get your men?
 
                                  LAUREN
                        It's how I keep them.
 
              Two tall lean beautiful girls one black and one white, Dina
              and Marvy coo with delight at the mention spiking pleasure
              with pain.
 
                           DINA                          MARVY
                   ooohh.                        oohh.
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        Yeah right.
 
                                  BILL
                        How in the world did you learn to
                        eat fire?
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        Why did you learn?
 
                                  LAUREN
                        A couple that owned a carnival
                        taught me. He did the whip act and
                        she ate fire. I do them both.
 
                                  SHELLY
                        We're still talking about the
                        carnival? Right?
 
              Adrian has a sexy twinkle in her eye.
 
                                  ADRIAN
                        I hope not.

                                  ROBAIR
                        So, you ran away and joined a
                        circus.
 
              Lauren is trying to control herself.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        I couldn't stay at home! What is
                        it with you?
 
               She tries to divert the subject.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        Hey, Stretch, what about you?
                        What's a big guy like you doing in
                        a place like this?
 
                                  MARVY
                        He's so tall! Who could he double?
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Nobody I can think of, but he is
                        just right to play a monster or
                        creature of some sort. He would be
                        great in a rubber suit.
 
                                  CHANCE
                        It might help you get a girl.
 
                                  TALL GUY
                        Aw, I don't need help getting
                        girls.  You know what they say
                        about tall guys.
 
                                  CHANCE
                        You all want to be jockeys?
 
              Adrian winks at the Tall Guy.
 
              Dennis taps Chance on the shoulder. Chance turns and looks at
              him.
 
                                  DENNIS
                        I missed what you said.
 
                                  CHANCE
                               (yelling)
                        I SAID THAT ALL TALL GUYS WANT TO
                        BE JOCKEYS.
 
                                  DENNIS
                        Shouting does no good. I am
                        totally deaf.

                                  CHANCE
                        Really? How did you know I was
                        shouting?
 
                                  DENNIS
                        You were spitting on me.
 
                                  SHELLY
                        Can a deaf person be a stuntman?
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Like everything else all you need
                        is desire and talent.
 
                                  DENNIS
                        I would not be the first deaf
                        stuntperson.
 
              Lauren interrupts.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        The first was a woman..Kitty
                        O'Neal. Not only was she a
                        stuntwoman but in the late 70's
                        she attempted to break the land
                        speed record.
 
                                  DENNIS
                        A movie was made about her life.
 
                                  TOM
                        That's right. It's nice to know
                        you've done your homework.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        What about you two? Despite the
                        obvious you could be sisters.
 
                                  MARVY
                        We're very close.
 
                                  DINA
                        I'm Dina. She's Marvy. We've been
                        friends since the third grade.
 
                                  RAY
                        Why would a couple of valley girls
                        want to do stunts?
 
                                  MARVY
                        We were in synchronized swimming
                        together.

                                  DINA
                        We always double dated.
 
                                  MARVY
                        We've been on every cheerleading
                        squad. And have been riding in our
                        local rodeo since elementary
                        school.
 
                                  DINA
                        After we graduated college...
 
                           MARVY                         DINA
                   ...together.                  ...together
 
                                  MARVY
                        We realized we couldn't type.
 
                                  CHANCE
                        Let's hear a cheer!
 
                                  SHELLY
                        Better not. We don't want to
                        attract bears.
 
                                  TALL GUY
                        Are there bears around here?
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        What are you worried about?
                        Indiana Jane will protect us.
 
              Lauren gives Robair a stern look.
 
                                  TOM
                        There was an old bear that used to
                        rummage around at night.
 
                                  RAY
                        Yogi! I remember Yogi.
 
                                  SHELLY
                        Yogi bear. He is joking, right? I
                        always liked Boo Boo.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        What's your story?
 
                                  SHELLY
                        My name is Shelly Brillstein.
                        After school my mother wanted me
                        to marry a nice rabbi. I wanted to
                        be Barbra Streisand. But I can't
                        act. Can't sing.

                        So I thought that if I become a
                        stuntwoman I might double her in
                        a movie some day.
 
                                  RAY
                        It's possible.
 
                                  SHELLY
                        I'd be a good double for Babs,
                        don't you think?
 
              Shelly moves her profile around to show the others. They
              avoid a straight answer. There is no resemblance at all.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        We'll get to know more about each
                        other as the weeks go. Tomorrow is
                        a long day. We start early.  So
                        lights out in half an hour.
                        Everyone sleep well.
 
              Bidding each other good night, the circle breaks up as they
              all head for their respective bunks.
 
              Ray stays behind and puts out the fire with a big blast from
              a fire extinguisher.
 
              INT. MASTERS MANOR/STUDY - NIGHT
 
              The room is opulent with a majestic fireplace, rosewood book
              cases and paneled walls, large oak desk, black leather chair,
              wet bar, diplomas, etc.
 
              Prominently displayed on a wall is a portrait of a couple.
              Bill and Irma Masters.
 
              Baxter enters through massive double doors. He's in a relaxed
              state, no jacket, open collar. He is drinking deeply from the
              glass he carries.
 
              He stops in front of the portrait of his parents.  Lovingly
              he looks up at the painting. Baxter pulls over a chair to
              stand on so he can touch the painting.
 
              Baxter reaches out and just before he touches his mother's
              face. He grabs the edge of the painting and swings it away
              from the wall, exposing the safe behind.
 
              With boyish glee, Baxter jumps down from the chair and bounds
              to the desk to retrieve a piece of paper from under the
              blotter.  He hastens back to the safe and opens it, reading
              the combination from the piece of paper.

              He opens the safe and Baxter cradles the contents as he
              shuffles to the desk to inspect his bounty.
 
              Papers and official looking documents hit the leather trimmed
              green felt blotter.
 
              Baxter sits in the big leather chair. A glow radiating across
              his face. He raises his glass and throws his head back
              emptying it.
 
              Baxter walks to the painting and pours another drink from the
              crystal decanter that is on the table under the painting.  He
              raises his glass to the painting of his parents, then goes
              back to the desk.
 
                                  BAXTER
                               (reading)
                        I Edgar William Masters II on this
                        DAY November....1953 being of
                        sound mind..... in the event of my
                        death do bequeath all my worldly
                        possessions, holdings,
                        titles........to my wife...
 
              Baxter leafs through the papers scanning their text. He picks
              up the phone and dials a number.
 
              This scene is cut between the two locations-Mr. Thatchers
              Study and Mr. Masters Study.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Hello. Mr. Thatcher? This is
                        Baxter Masters calling.
 
              INT: MR.THATCHER'S STUDY - NIGHT
 
              Mr. Thatcher, a distinguished old man is sitting in a statley
              chair. He is sitting by the fire in a rose wood study. Mr
              Thatcher is the family lawyer and friend.
 
                                  MR.THATCHER
                        Hello, Baxter?  I recently got
                        back from Europe and heard your
                        father is being hospitalized. When
                        did he take ill?
 
                                  BAXTER
                        It's been about a month.  Mr.
                        Thatcher? You prepared Father's
                        will. What are the ramifications
                        if, God forbid, Father should
                        expire?

              INT: MR.THATCHER'S STUDY-NIGHT
 
                                  MR.THATCHER
                        His will was specifically laid
                        out. I hope he doesn't pass on
                        before we make a few changes.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Changes? Is that a good thing?
 
                                  MR.THATCHER
                        What's going on Baxter?
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Going on? My father is on his
                        deathbed and my brother is
                        training to be a movie stuntman
                        and fall off buildings. I just
                        want to know how I stand if
                        neither one survives.
 
                                  MR.THATCHER
                        That will was made out over 40
                        years ago. In the event of your
                        father's death everything would go
                        to his wife.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Mother died giving birth to Edgar.
 
                                  MR.THATCHER
                        Your mother was such a delicate
                        woman. It wasn't an easy pregnancy
                        for her.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Yes, yes. What happens to the
                        estate?
 
                                  MR.THATCHER
                        He was very specific as to the
                        execution of his will. Everything
                        goes to the first born son.
 
              Baxter does a little celebration gesture away from the phone,
              then collects himself.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Yesssss! Uh..that's kind of sexist
                        isn't it? What if the first born
                        son was a girl?

                                  MR.THATCHER
                        Your father wanted to carry on the
                        family bloodline so badly he
                        stated the first natural born son.
                        There were no provisions made for
                        a daughter.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        What a narrow minded sign of the
                        times.
 
                                  MR.THATCHER
                        Yes, I told him several times we
                        need to update it, but after
                        Irma's death he absorbed himself
                        in his work. What's the prognosis
                        for your Father?
 
              Baxter is scanning the will where it says "First Natural Born
              Son"
 
                                  BAXTER
                        I'm afraid it doesn't look good.
 
              Baxter's call waiting signal is activated.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Could you hold on?
 
              Baxter switches lines.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Hello?
 
                                  STEVE (V.O.)
                        It's me.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Hey Steve.
 
                                  STEVE (V.O.)
                        I told you, call me Ninjaman!
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Yeah, whatever. Hold on Steve?
 
                                  STEVE (V.O.)
                        Don't call me Ste...
 
              Baxter clicks back to Mr.Thatcher.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Mr. Thatcher? I've got to take
                        this.

                                  MR.THATCHER
                        There is something you need to
                        know.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Fax me. Better yet, e-mail me.
 
                                  MR.THATCHER
                        Baxter! It's about your parents.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Alright. What is it?
 
              Baxter listens to Mr.Thatcher almost annoyed. His face
              changes to surprise then rage. He slams down the phone and
              looks at the portrait of his parents.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        How could you?
 
              The phone rings. Baxter picks up the receiver.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        What is it?
 
                                  STEVE (V.O.)
                        This will cost you double.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        What? Who is this?
 
                                  STEVE (V.O.)
                        This is Ninjaman.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Steve?
 
                                  STEVE (V.O.)
                        I asked you not to call me that.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Fine. Fine. Whatever it takes.
                        Where do you want the first
                        payment?
 
              INT. STEVE'S APARTMENT - NIGHT
 
              STEVE, early 30's, steel-eyed, square-jawed, clean shaven,
              lean and muscular, 6' tall, takes his work and himself way
              too seriously. All around him on his walls are Ninja weapons.
 
                                  STEVE
                        There is a dirt road behind the
                        place of which you speak.

                        Where the trees break there is a
                        rock that looks like a bear. Be
                        there, Wednesday night, ten
                        o'clock.
 
              INT. MASTER'S HOME - NIGHT
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Alright, Wednesday. Dirt road.
                        Rock that looks like a bear. Ten
                        o'clock, right got it.
 
              Baxter hangs up. He is in deep thought as picks up his drink
              and walks around the desk to face the painting of his mom and
              dad. He drinks what is left then throws the glass at the
              painting.
 
              EXT. GROCERY STORE - DAY
 
              Wayne and Tom pull up in a truck and go in.
 
              INT. COUNTRY GROCERY STORE - DAY
 
              Wayne grabs a basket.  He scoots it around and pulls in front
              of Tom. He fishes a paper from his shirt pocket, tears it in
              half and gives one half to Tom.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Good luck.
 
              Wayne dives into the store to shop. Tom checks his list for
              the second time as he steers the cart around to the other
              aisle where he runs into Roman's wife, ESTELLE. A woman of
              40, well kept, wears clothes to accent a nicely well
              proportioned figure.
 
                                  TOM
                        I'm sorry Mrs. Delanzo. I didn't
                        see you.
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        Please Tom, call me Estelle.
 
                                  TOM
                        I don't think I know you well
                        enough.
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        We could fix that.
 
              Wayne appears with some items in his arms and dumps them into
              the basket.

                                  WAYNE
                        Hi Estelle.
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        Hello Wayne.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Where's Roman today?
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        Probably having a tawdry affair on
                        the far side of town..
                               (moving into Wayne)
                        And speaking of tawdry affairs...
 
              Estelle sidles up to Wayne and puts her elbow on his
              shoulder. Her manicured nail plays tag between her teeth with
              the tip of her tongue.
 
              Tom pulls back out and goes around to the next aisle.
 
                                  TOM
                        You are on your own.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Estelle you're a married woman.
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        That's the rumor.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Trouble in paradise?
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        Don't ask. Anyway, we have some
                        mail for you guys. This is the
                        second time this month.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Don't say anything about the bad
                        service. We don't want to piss off
                        any postal workers. I'll come by
                        and get it.
 
              INT: GROCERY STORE/FREZZER SECTION - DAY
 
              At the freezer section Tom searches for ice cream novelties.
              As he staggers along he runs into another basket. This one
              pushed by GAYLE BUFFINGTON, she's in her late 30's, nice
              looking woman.  Gayle is the new administrator for the
              minimum security sanitarium down the road and new to town.
              She has a bit of an English accent. Her cart is full of
              frozen TV dinners.

                                  TOM
                        Sorry.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        It was my fault. I wasn't paying
                        attention.
 
                                  TOM
                        You must have children.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        Nooooo. It's all for me I'm
                        afraid. I know it's not the
                        healthiest way to eat but I do
                        supplement.
 
              She takes her purse from the seat in the basket to reveal
              many bottles of vitamins.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        I have been so busy since I got
                        here. I don't have time to cook
                        much less shop so I tend to stock
                        up.
 
                                  TOM
                        You're new here?
 
                                  GAYLE
                        I'm the new administrator of the
                        Lazy Acres Sanitarium. Gayle
                        Buffington.
 
                                  TOM
                        My name is Tom. Tom Morga. I run
                        Stunt Camp just down the road.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        You're my neighbor?
 
                                  TOM
                        Three miles down the road makes me
                        your closest neighbor.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        So that's what's past the trees in
                        the meadow. I have some of your
                        mail, I think. I have so much mail
                        to go through.
 
                                  TOM
                        You do? I should come by and pick
                        it up.

                                  GAYLE
                        It will be nice getting to know
                        the neighbors. Perhaps you could
                        stay for lunch.
 
              Tom looks at her basket full of frozen TV dinners. She
              notices his glance.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        I promise I won't do the cooking.
 
                                  TOM
                        O.K. It's a date. I mean, I'll
                        stop by as soon as I can.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        Lovely. Nice meeting you Tom.
 
              Tom trundles his cart down the aisle with one wheel wiggling
              and squeaking.
 
              EXT. STUNT CAMP/QUAD AREA - DAY
 
              The student are standing in a group watching Shelly. She is
              looking a distance away to Dennis and Lauren at the highfall
              pad. She begins running towards them.
 
              A shiny luxury sedan suddenly comes in the area crossing
              Shelly's path.
 
              The group sees it. The driver sees it. Shelly sees it as she
              hits her mark. An airram vaults her over the car onto the pad
              where Dennis and Lauren are spotting her.
 
              The sedan pulls up and the Driver, 5'10, stocky, solidly
              built, makes his suit look like a grey triangle, crew cut,
              broken nose and no neck, gets out and opens the back door.
              Baxter gets out of the car.
 
              Everyone is applauding Shelly.
 
                                  BILL
                        Baxter! What the hell are you
                        doing here.
 
              Baxter and his driver quickly escort Bill off between two
              buildings. PAWS, Stunt Camp's black labrador dog, watches.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        I'm not asking, and I'm only
                        saying this once. Sign the papers.
 
                                  BILL
                        What are they?

                                  BAXTER
                        Oh.. Power of Attorney,
                        disallowing you any interest in
                        the company which you don't have
                        anyway. This will just make it
                        official.
 
                                  BILL
                        No.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        And one stating that you will
                        happily accept any allowance from
                        the estate for as long as it
                        lasts.  You will agree to all of
                        this. Everything becomes effective
                        when father dies.
 
                                  BILL
                        "If" Father dies.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Of course, "If" father dies.
 
                                  BILL
                        Or until you decide to kill him.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        I would never kill Daddy!
 
                                  BILL
                        Not unless you had the chance.
 
              Bill pushes Baxter out of his face. He tries to go but the
              driver grabs him by the throat pushing him against the wall
              of a building.  Paws barks. Followed by a menacing growl.
              Baxter gets in Bill's face, fiercely angered.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        I've had lots of chances. I
                        mean..sign the papers Billy. Daddy
                        would want it that way.
 
              Paws approaches the group. The hair on his back starting to
              bristle.
 
                                  BILL
                        OK, Paws. It's OK.
 
              Paws stops, still expressing a threatening toothy snarl. Nick
              loosens his grip. Baxter puts the papers in Bill's hand.

                                  BAXTER
                        And after the old man passes on,
                        you will never be involved in
                        family business affairs. Ever!
 
              The driver lets go of Bill. Bill takes the papers and regains
              his composure. Paws relaxes.
 
                                  BILL
                        I'll sign your papers. On one
                        condition. Tell me where Dad is.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        No conditions. Sign the fucking
                        papers.
 
                                  BILL
                        Give me minute. I need some
                        contractual advice.
 
              Bill quickly walks from between the buildings to the main
              compound followed by an exasperated Baxter with his driver in
              tow.  As Bill enters the main area, he is going through the
              papers. He spots Lauren nearby and saunters that way.
 
                                  BILL
                        I don't know Baxter, there are
                        some clauses I don't agree with.
                        Lauren would you mind helping me
                        make some changes in this contract?
 
              Lauren turns and sees Bill holding out a piece of paper. She
              straightens out her whip and cuts the paper into pieces.
              Bill holds it out til there is nothing left but scraps on the
              ground.
 
                                  BILL
                        So much for negotiation.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        You little son-of-a-bitch.
 
                                  BILL
                        Don't talk about Mother that way.
 
              Baxter goes to grab Bill.
 
              Lauren cuts his sleeve as she cracks the whip across his
              forearm. The driver moves. Paws growls. Baxter recoils with
              the pain.  Bill moves closer to Baxter. He straightens
              Baxter's tie.

                                  BILL
                        I'm not signing anything until I
                        talk to Dad.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        You can't. He's sick.
 
                                  BILL
                        That's what you say. I want to
                        know where he is.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        He is being taken care of Bill.
                        And soon you will be taken care of
                        too.
 
                                  BILL
                               (grabbing his tie)
                        Don't threaten me you corporate
                        piece of garbage.
 
              Bill lifts Baxter's tie from his shirt. Lauren cuts it off
              with her whip. Bill flings it into Baxter's face. The tie
              falls to the ground and Paws attacks it shaking and ripping
              at the cloth.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        It's time for you to leave.
 
              Wayne, Ray and Tom are standing behind Baxter and his driver,
              waiting for one of them to make a move. Other students move
              in behind Bill.
 
              Through clenched teeth, Baxter hisses at Bill.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        You're going to pay for that tie!
 
              Baxter pulls back and pushes his driver toward the car. They
              get in and go.
 
                                  TOM
                        Ok shows over. Everyone to the
                        highfall tower.
 
              Wayne walks with Bill to the highfall tower.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Is this going to be a regular
                        thing?
 
                                  BILL
                        I hope not. I mean, no, he won't
                        be anymore trouble.

              Bill stands with the rest of the students.  Wayne climbs the
              ladder of the tower as he speaks.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        OK to begin with the basic
                        highfall there are three things to
                        remember, let your air out, land
                        on your back and above all hit the
                        pad. Who's first?
 
              Dennis jumps up very enthusiastic.
 
                                  DENNIS
                        I'll go! I'll go!
 
                                  TOM
                        You're on.
 
              Dennis starts up the tower ladder. Tom stops him.
 
                                  TOM
                        But first we work on form. And
                        that starts on the pad. You will
                        be learning different kinds of
                        falls. The header. The back fall.
                        The face off. And the suicide.
                        They all have one thing in common.
                        You always land on your back.
 
              Wayne falls from the platform in a perfect header landing on
              the pad.  Ray indicates each area on Wayne.
 
                                  RAY
                        Landing position. Head slightly
                        forward. Arms bent. Knees bent.
                        Feet flat.
 
                                  TOM
                        For the camera, the fall should be
                        held as long as possible before
                        the tuck.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        You fall in control at all times.
                        Pulling it together at the last
                        second.
 
              Wayne gets off the pad.
 
                                  TOM
                        That was a header. Dennis, get on
                        the pad, flip and land on your
                        back.

              Dennis does this. He lands in the correct position.
 
                                  DENNIS
                        This is fun but can I try from up
                        there?
 
                                  TOM
                        Do you think you can?
 
                                  DENNIS
                        I live for it.
 
                                  TOM
                        Ok, go on up.
 
              Dennis scurries to the top of the tower.
 
              At the top of the tower. Dennis lifts himself to the
              platform.  The breeze hits his face. He seems to really like
              it up here. Dennis takes in the scope of the surroundings.
 
                                  TOM
                        There are times when the way to
                        learn a stunt is to do it. This
                        being Dennis's first fall, it
                        should be pretty basic. But, at
                        this point, fundamentals are more
                        important than form.
 
              From the platform, Dennis takes in the view as a soft breeze
              blows into his face. He approaches the edge in slow motion.
              As he leaves the take off point he seems to float in the air
              extraordinarily long.
 
              Ray checks his watch.
 
                                  RAY
                        Nice hang time.
 
              Dennis is falling in slow motion. He makes the tuck to his
              back and lands on the pad. It was an extremely good fall.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Of course some people take to it
                        quicker than others.
 
              Dennis crawls from the pad wide-eyed and wondrous.
 
                                  RAY
                        Who's next?
 
              A MONTAGE of highfalls show the students starting on the pad
              working up to the intermediate level. Then finally doing
              their highfall from the platform.

              Lauren keeps a low profile. She is helping and practicing her
              form on the pad, but she's not going up on the tower.
 
                                  TOM
                        You haven't done a fall all day.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        I want the others to have a chance.
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        What's up Lauren? All the MEN did
                        it.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        I...uh..I'm thinking..uh.. maybe
                        later.
 
                                  TOM
                        Now.
 
                                  BILL
                        If she wants to beg off, let her
                        go.
 
                                  DENNIS
                        I'll go! I'll go!
 
                                  SHELLY
                        C'mon Lauren. We're counting on
                        you.
 
              Lauren is stuck. She looks helplessly around. All eyes are on
              her.  Lauren looks up the ladder. She swoons and grabs it for
              support.  She swallows hard, then slowly starts up the ladder.
 
                                  DINA
                        She's afraid. She can't do it.
 
                                  ADRIAN
                        She can do it.
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        She better do it.
 
              Near the top of the ladder.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        I can do this.
 
              Lauren reaches the top, she crawls onto the platform staying
              on her belly.
 
                                  TOM
                        Stand up Lauren.

                                  LAUREN
                        I can't.
 
                                  BILL
                        I'm going to help her.
 
              Bill heads for the tower.  Robair stops him.
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        You'd only piss her off. She wants
                        to do it herself.
 
                                  TOM
                        Stand up Lauren. Just grab the
                        rail.
 
              Lauren laboriously pulls herself to her feet. She grips the
              rail so hard she has white knuckles.
 
                                  TOM
                        Now walk to the edge and look at
                        the pad.
 
              Lauren shuffles slowly to the edge looking around without
              looking down. She sees Estelle wearing a revealing bathing
              suit. She is setting up her chair to sunbathe in her yard.
              Estelle waves and accentuates her bosom, not realizing it's
              a woman on the platform.
 
              She looks briefly at Estelle then down. Her equilibrium is
              affected. Everything is spinning. She staggers to the other
              side and grabs the rail. She falls off the platform but holds
              on to the rail.  She is dangling from the platform by one arm.
 
                                  TOM
                        Oh no!
 
              Tom heads up the ladder, followed by Dennis. Ray orders the
              other students to help him.
 
                                  RAY
                        Grab the pad!  Drag it this way!
                        Under Lauren!
 
              Bill is the first to grab the pad. Others help move the pad
              up close to the tower under Lauren. Tom and Dennis make it to
              the top at the same time. They both help Lauren to the
              platform.  She hugs the rails as her heart practically pounds
              out of her chest.
 
                                  RAY
                        Is she OK?

                                  TOM
                        She's OK.
 
              Ray and the students move the pad back to the original
              position.  Tom starts down the ladder and waits for Lauren to
              follow him down. The pad is in position as Tom and Lauren
              reach the ground. Lauren tries to avoid Robair but he won't
              let her.
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        As good as a man? You aren't as
                        good as the women.
 
              Lauren looks at Robair, ashamed.
 
                                  BILL
                        Hey man. Give her a break.
 
              Dennis hits the pad. He did a highfall down.
 
                                  TOM
                        That's enough for today Lauren.
                        Everyone else work on your fight
                        scenes.
 
              Lauren goes off by herself.
 
              INT. LAZY ACRES SANITARIUM - DAY
 
              NURSE HAZE is a middle age, large breasted, stout woman who
              never smiles unless she's making someone's life miserable.
              She's an evil woman with a nursing degree. Nurse Haze is
              stomping through the hallway, moving and shoving people as
              she goes. She passes the administration office.  Gayle sees
              her from her office and begins to pursue her.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        Nurse Haze? Nurse Haze. Could I
                        have a moment please?
 
              Gayle walks along with Nurse Haze trying to ask questions.
              She is amazed at the path that Nurse Haze plows through the
              busy hall.
 
                                  NURSE HAZE
                        What is it Mrs. Buffington?
 
                                  GAYLE
                        I'd like to talk to you about Mr.
                        Masters. Mr. Bill Masters the II.
 
                                  NURSE HAZE
                        What about him?

                                  GAYLE
                        Exactly! What about him?
 
              Gayle holds up the file, empty except for two piece of paper.
 
              Nurse Haze snatches the papers from her.
 
                                  NURSE HAZE
                        Name, Edgar william Masters the
                        second. Occupation, Rich
                        Industrialist. Insurance
                        information. What's the problem?
 
                                  GAYLE
                        What's his condition? What's the
                        prognosis? Why so much medication?
                        And why a private nurse?
 
              Nurse Haze is now in front of a door marked "Nurses Room".
              She looks at the papers again, and points out an item to
              Gayle.
 
                                  NURSE HAZE
                        Right there. RICH INDUSTRIALIST.
                        He can afford the medication. The
                        nurse. And the privacy.
 
              Nurse Haze flings the papers to Gayle and goes into the
              restroom. Gayle fumbles with the papers, then goes in.
 
              INT. NURSES RESTROOM - DAY
 
              Gayle stands in front of a stall.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        Nurse Haze, I just need a little
                        information to bring my files up
                        to date. There hasn't been a
                        notation about his condition for
                        a while.
 
                                  NURSE HAZE (V.O)
                        It's the same.
 
              Gayle looks around for the origin of the voice because it
              wasn't coming from the stall she was standing in front of.
              She moves down the row and stands in front of a different
              stall.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        You mean he's stabilized?
 
                                  NURSE HAZE (V.O.)
                        It's the same. It hasn't changed.

              Gayle realizes the voice is coming from the next stall over.
              She moves down one more.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        I'm sure you realize that having
                        recently taken over the
                        administrative responsibilities of
                        this facility I have my own way of
                        doing things.
 
              Gayle sniffs the air deeply.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        Do you smell something?
 
                                  NURSE HAZE (V.O.)
                        What's to smell?
 
                                  GAYLE
                        You aren't smoking a cigar, are
                        you Nurse Haze?
 
                                  NURSE HAZE
                        I'm just trying to get some peace
                        here!
 
              Gayle walks down the stalls and stops. She knocks on the
              stall door as the toilet inside is flushed.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        Excuse me. Are you smoking a cigar?
 
              From the stall steps a burly, unshaven man dressed as a male
              nurse smoking a cigar.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        What are you doing in here?
 
              He finishes buckling his pants then pulls the stogie from his
              mouth.
 
                                  MALE NURSE
                        I'm a nurse!
 
              He hurls his cigar butt into the toilet and exits the
              bathroom.
 
              Nurse Haze comes out of her stall and walks toward Gayle.
              Just before she gets to her Gayle snaps out of her trance.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        Nurse Haze, I need an updated
                        condition report on Mr. Masters as
                        soon as possible.

                                  NURSE HAZE
                        Mrs. Buffington, I am just a hired
                        nurse. My job description is very
                        clear and it does not say anything
                        about having to explain shit to
                        you. Now I suggest you talk to
                        Baxter Masters, and leave me the
                        hell alone!
 
              Nurse Haze barrels out the door.
 
              EXT. NURSES RESTROOM - DAY
 
              Nurse Haze stomps past. Gayle comes out of the door and yells
              after Nurse Haze.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        I can't talk to him! He won't
                        return my calls!  Damn.
 
              Gayle stands frustrated. She unconsciously takes a pen from
              her clipboard, turns and faces the Restroom doors marked
              "Nurses" and "Doctors". Makes a note as she thinks out loud.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        Change restroom signs to Men and
                        Women.
 
              Gayle walks out of frame.
 
              EXT. CHERRY BLOSSOM GROVE - DAY
 
              A small stream cascades down a terraced slope past bonsai
              trees, spilling into a koi pond at the base of a pagoda. The
              carp in the koi pond play tag with the cherry blossom petals
              that fall on the surface of the water, distorting the
              reflection of Buddah on a pedestal not far away.
 
              The students walk into the area. Cherry blossoms fall
              delicately in the wind.
 
              Tom has been sitting cross legged in the pagoda. Before
              anyone sees him he rises into view.  The group stops.
 
              Tom walks from the pagoda to the students.
 
                                  TOM
                        Anyone have any self defense
                        training?
 
              Everyone answers to the affirmative, nodding their head.
              Suddenly Tom yells a command.

                                  TOM
                        Ieeeyyyaaa!
 
              All the students assume a defensive stance except Dennis. He
              notices people next to him and copies their stance.
 
              Shelly is in a shooting stance.  Crouched, arms extended
              forward, one hand is supporting the other which is formed
              with thumb and forefinger to look like a cocked gun.
 
                                  TOM
                        Shelly? I meant a martial arts
                        self defense.
 
              Shelly straightens up pointing her "weapon" skyward.
 
                                  SHELLY
                        Sorry. I went straight to NRA gun
                        training.
 
              Adrian steps from behind Shelly..her "weapon" also pointed
              skyward.
 
                                  ADRIAN
                        Oh yeah? Me too! Isn't Charlton
                        Heston a great man?
 
                                  TOM
                        The most important thing in this
                        style of stunt fight is
                        discipline. And always attack one
                        at a time. Make a circle.
 
              The students surround Tom. He instructs one student to
              approach.  He takes out that student with a combination of
              punches, the student rolls with punches. Tom tells another
              student from the opposite side of the circle to attack.
 
              Several others take hits and flips.
 
              INT. BAXTER MASTERS II HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY
 
              Nurse Haze and Baxter enter the room.
 
                                  NURSE HAZE
                        I'm sorry to beep you sir, I'm
                        getting flack from the new
                        administrator. You see...and, well
                        I don't mean to be a bother
                        sir...but she's asking delicate
                        questions that, sir..well.. could
                        be incriminating to one or more of
                        us.  If you get what I mean, sir.

                        So, I called you to talk about a
                        certain... financial adjustment.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        I know where you're headed. How is
                        he Nurse Haze?
 
                                  NURSE HAZE
                        He's normal sir. Resting
                        comfortably.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Well we can't have Mrs. Buffington
                        asking too many questions...
 
                                  NURSE HAZE
                        The home has a right to know who
                        their patients are.  Even the ones
                        with private nurses.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        How close are they to finding
                        something out?
 
                                  NURSE HAZE
                        I do my job, sir. My duties only
                        go so far.
 
              In comes a CANDY STRIPER with fresh bed linens.
 
                                  NURSE HAZE
                        Excuse me sir.
 
              Nurse Haze turns into a monster with medical training. She
              rages at the Candy Striper in an drill Seargents intensity.
 
                                  NURSE HAZE
                        Can't you see I'm talking here? Is
                        this important?
 
                                  CANDY STRIPER
                        I just came in to change the
                        sheets.
 
                                  NURSE HAZE
                        Do you have to do it now?!!
 
                                  CANDY STRIPER
                        Yes ma'am.
 
              Nurse Haze wads up the sheet around the man and picks him up
              like he's in a hammock.  The old man's eyes pop open.
              Vacant, but open.

                                  NURSE HAZE
                        Well then, move it, move it. I
                        want this bed changed and I want
                        it changed now. I want hospital
                        corners and I better be able to
                        bounce this old man when you're
                        done.  Move it, move it, move it!
                        You call that a crease.  You call
                        yourself a Candy Striper? Why
                        don't you stop this and just quit?
 
                                  CANDY STRIPER
                               (in tears)
                        He's my last one. I have no where
                        else to go!!
 
                                  NURSE HAZE
                        Very touching. Shut up and get
                        out. You're worthless.
 
              The Candy Striper runs crying from the room.  Nurse Haze
              collects herself.
 
                                  NURSE HAZE
                        Ooooo, that made my nipples hard.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Are you like that with everyone?
 
                                  NURSE HAZE
                        Pretty much, sir. Especially the
                        small helpless ones.
 
              Baxter pulls out a wad of money. He peels off several bills
              and gives them to Nurse Haze.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        I like you, Nurse Haze. You're my
                        kind of people.
 
                                  NURSE HAZE
                        Thank you, Sir.
 
              Nurse Haze stashes the money in her "vault", inside her bra.
 
                                  BAXTER
                        Carry on Nurse Haze.
 
              EXT. WESTERN TOWN - DAY
 
              The students are tying their horses to hitching rails.

                                  SHELLY
                        Oy! Falling off of one of these
                        can't possibly be as bad as riding
                        one.
 
                                  ROBAIR
                               (to Lauren)
                        At least it's a lot closer to the
                        ground.
 
              Lauren controls herself.
 
                                  BILL
                        Come on Rob, let it go. It's been
                        over a week.
 
                                  ADRIAN
                        Everyone has some small problem
                        they must overcome.
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        With Wonder Woman here it's not a
                        small problem.
 
                                  ADRIAN
                        I'm talking about acrophobia.
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        I'm talking about her mouth.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        I didn't make you any promises I
                        didn't keep.
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        That's right. It's "I am woman,
                        hear me roar" until you have to
                        climb a few feet off the ground.
 
                                  BILL
                        Take it easy, Robair.
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        No. No. No. No. I definitely heard
                        "as good as any man". I understood
                        longer, faster, better!  What
                        about higher? You can't set them
                        up if you can't take the fall.
 
              Rob pursues her between the horses invading her attempt at
              privacy.  He won't relent in his attacks on her weakness
              until Lauren grabs a whip tied to her saddle and bolts into
              the street cracking the whip and facing Robair.

                                  LAUREN
                        That's enough!
 
              Everyone jumps at the crack of the whip. The students and
              horses surrounding Robair suddenly move briskly away from him
              leaving Rob alone to face the now enraged Lauren who is
              wielding the whip like the stinger on a mad scorpion's tail.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        Why don't you get off my back?!
 
              Lauren cracks the whip close to Rob making him move to look
              for protection.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        Why can't you just shut your mouth
                        and let it go?!
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        I'm not the one saying I'm as good
                        as a man.  Did I say I was as good
                        as a man?
 
              Rob grabs a shovel from the store front. Lauren whips it away
              from him, he moves for some protection.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        I am as good as any man!
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        Not even with both feet on the
                        ground.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        Especially with both feet on the
                        ground!
 
              Lauren punctuates her statement with a tremendous crack of
              her whip that peels through the town like thunder. Rob dives
              behind a chair on the boardwalk.
 
              Lauren wraps the chair with her whip, tries to pull it away
              but Rob grabs it. A tug of war ensues. Rob grabs the whip and
              tosses the chair aside.
 
                                  WAYNE (V.O.)
                        Knock it off!
 
              Wayne, Ray and Tom walk up to the group. Wayne goes up to Rob
              and Lauren.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        What is it with you? You want to
                        fight a girl?

                                  ROBAIR
                        That's no girl. That's a man.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Get over there.
 
              Wayne takes the whip from Rob and Lauren.
 
              Rob joins the others. Wayne looks at Lauren as he coils the
              whip.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Something bothering you Lauren?
 
                                  LAUREN
                        Nothing.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        It didn't look like nothing to me.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        He was pushing me.
 
              He gives Lauren her whip.
 
              Wayne picks up the chair, sets it in the street and sits in
              it.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Hit me with your whip.
 
              Everyone is surprised at what Wayne has just said.
 
              Ray leans into Tom and speaks.
 
                                  RAY
                        What's he doing?
 
                                  TOM
                        I have no idea.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        You're so good, c'mon hit me!
 
              Lauren's demeanor changes from "What are you talking about?"
              to "You asked for it".  She steps toward Wayne and throws her
              whip forward in the dirt, the end of it laying just past his
              feet.
 
              He looks at the whip at his feet then at Lauren. Their eyes
              meet acknowledging the distance is good.
 
              Lauren then clears the whip out behind her. She watches it
              uncurl and lay behind her.  She looks at Wayne.

              He  returns her gaze and says "c'mon" with his eyes.
 
              Lauren brings her whip up.
 
              Wayne gets up grabing his chair from between his legs he
              throws it at Lauren.
 
              Lauren backs up a step or two holding up her left hand to
              deflect the chair.
 
              Wayne is running just behind the chair.  As Lauren knocks the
              chair away Wayne is right on her. He wraps his arms around
              her in a big bear hug.
 
              There is spontaneous applause from the group.
 
              There is a look of shock on Lauren's face.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Let it go Lauren. You only have to
                        prove things to yourself. Nobody
                        else.
 
              Letting go of Lauren, Wayne lifts the whip stretching it out
              from Lauren as he speaks.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        The whip's power is at the end. If
                        you are closer than eight feet all
                        she could've done is wrestle with
                        you.
 
              Wayne pulls on the whip, yanking the handle out of Lauren's
              hand. He catches it in the air with the same hand.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Now if we could continue with
                        today's lesson: jerklines and
                        their many uses.  Who would like
                        to go first?
 
                                  LAUREN
                        Why not let the head jerk go first.
 
              Wayne and everyone take a quick look at Robair. Ray tosses
              Lauren the "jerk vest".
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Laurens' first.
 
              Lauren sheepishly puts on the vest.

                                  TOM
                        The jerkline and rachet apparatus
                        are used to jerk you backwards or
                        stop your forward progress. This
                        gives the illusion of being shot
                        or blown backwards by a force.
 
              Lauren is in the vest with her back to a building.
 
              Wayne tosses Tom a shotgun. He catches it, spins, it and
              shoots it at Lauren.
 
              She is pulled violently up and back dropping her in the
              street.  She looks flushed with excitement (like she just had
              an orgasm). Tom turns to the wide eyed group of students.
 
                                  TOM
                        Who's next?
 
              All of the students enthusiastically put up their hands.
 
              A quick montage of students faces as they fall, jerk and roll
              from a horse's saddle in SLOW MOTION.
 
                                  TOM
                        Now this is how you knock a man
                        off his horse.Having paced off the
                        distance, knowing where Bill will
                        be jerked off by the ratchet, I
                        stand on my mark and give him the
                        high sign.
 
              Down the street, at the front of the livery stable, Bill
              mounts the horse.
 
              Steve, the Ninja Man, appears from the shadows. He cuts the
              jerkline with his ninja knife. Then folds back into the
              foliage.
 
              Ray comes out of stable wearing his own jerkvest.
 
                                  RAY
                        Get off there. I'm doing this one.
 
              Bill gets off the horse. Ray gets on. Bill hooks the wire to
              Ray's vest.
 
                                  TOM
                        Action!
 
              Ray starts galloping at Tom.
 
              Tom is takes a stance with an axe handle, like Casey at the
              bat.

              Ray is riding hard and fast toward him. Tom swings, and hits
              Ray across the chest. Ray flips off of the horse and into the
              street.
 
              Tom's face is aghast as he bends down to Ray.  Wayne runs
              down the length of the wire.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        It look like it snaped.
 
                                  TOM
                        Ray? Are you alright?
 
                                  RAY
                        Yeah. I can hear you.
 
              Wayne comes up with the wagon. Ray sits up.
 
                                  RAY
                        Let that be a lesson to you all.
                        Without my training this could
                        have been a lot worse.
 
              Ray sits on the back of the wagon. Wayne drives the wagon.
              When they get a distance away Ray flops back, passing out
              from the pain.
 
              INT. LAZY ACRES SANITARIUM - DAY
 
              Tom is in the hall with MAX, a resident person. He is dressed
              in a trench coat over his hospital "jammies". Max is holding
              a coffee can.
 
                                  TOM
                        OK, I'll take it.
 
              Tom reaches into his pocket and pulls out imaginary money. He
              riffles through it, then hands Max an imaginary bill, takes
              the can and starts to leave.
 
                                  MAX
                        Hold on, wait for your change. Do
                        you have a penny?
 
                                  TOM
                        No. No change.
 
                                  MAX
                        Ok.
 
              Max gives Tom two imaginary bills and some imaginary coins.
              That's when Gayle walks up.

                                  GAYLE
                        Sorry to keep you waiting. I see
                        you've met Max.
 
                                  TOM
                        He's quite the salesman.  I just
                        bought a can of air.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        I hope you sold him the good air.
 
                                  MAX
                        Only the best. Is he here to pick
                        up his mail?
 
                                  GAYLE
                        I see news travels fast in this
                        place. Yes, Max. He's here to pick
                        up his mail and possibly stay for
                        lunch. Is that alright with you?
 
                                  MAX
                        It's OK with me but, I wouldn't
                        let him pay.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        Why not?
 
                                  MAX
                        He just gave me twenty dollars for
                        a three dollar can of air.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        Did you give him change?
 
                                  MAX
                        I gave him change for a five and
                        he didn't say anything. And you
                        think I'm mad.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        I don't think you're mad Max. I
                        think you're a shrewd business
                        man.  But Tom is a friend of mine.
                        Couldn't you cut him some slack?
 
                                  MAX
                        Oh, OK
                               (to Tom)
                        Here's a couple of bucks, pretend
                        you don't know me.
 
              Max exits.  Gayle leads Tom to her office.

                                  TOM
                        Is everyone here..what's
                        politically correct for nuts?
 
                                  GAYLE
                        We like to call them "reality
                        deficient".  This is a minimum
                        security facility. Though it does
                        have its moments.
 
                                  TOM
                        I can imagine.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        We have cases of successfully
                        curing schizophrenia. About a week
                        later depression sets in though.
 
                                  TOM
                        Do you know why?
 
                                  GAYLE
                        I think they miss having someone
                        to talk to.
 
              Gayle smiles.
 
                                  TOM
                        You're very funny.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        I find a little humor breaks the
                        tension. Puts people at ease when
                        they first come here.
 
              At her office, Gayle gives Tom his mail.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        Now, how about that lunch?
 
              Tom and Gayle walk toward the swinging doors of the cafeteria.
 
                                  TOM
                        No frozen dinners I hope.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        No, no we have a lovely cafeteria
                        with a wonderful cook.
 
              As they enter the cafeteria. Gayle swings the doors open and
              they enter.  Every table has patients.  It seems almost full.
              Suddenly everyone stops and looks at Tom, and after a beat,
              every patient crowds over to the left corner, leaving 3/4 of
              the room empty.

              Then the doors slowly whoosh closed, leaving Tom in their
              world.
 
              EXT. DELANZO HOME - DAY
 
              Wayne knocks on the door.  Estelle opens the door.  She is
              dressed nice, normal daywear for "Peg Bundy".
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        Hello Wayne. Is Roman bothering
                        you again?
 
                                  WAYNE
                        No, I'm just here to get our mail.
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        Oh yeah. C'mon in.
 
              Wayne goes in.
 
              INT. DELANZO HOME - DAY
 
              Estelle leads Wayne to the kitchen counter.
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        I'm sorry Roman keeps hassling you
                        fellows.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        I'm sure he has his reasons.
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        Care for some iced tea?
 
                                  WAYNE
                        It does get to be a pain in the
                        ass.
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        It's no trouble. I made up a
                        pitcher earlier.
 
              Wayne sits on a stool at the counter.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Sure, I'll have a glass, but I
                        meant your husband.
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        Roman?  He can be a pain in the
                        ass alright.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        What's his problem?

                                  ESTELLE
                        He treats me like a possession.
                        Same old story.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Does he have a reason to be
                        concerned?
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        He doesn't need a reason. But I
                        admit there are times I try to
                        make him jealous.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Why? It doesn't help any.
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        At least if I provoke him he has
                        a reason to be jealous.  He found
                        out some people stopped by one
                        afternoon. Roman was convinced I
                        had slept with the men in the
                        group.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Did you?
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        Of course not.  When I told him
                        they were Jehovah's witnesses he
                        thought the others were perverts
                        for wanting to watch.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Why do you stay with him?
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        We love each other.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        You must.
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        We're married, but we don't let
                        that get in the way.
 
              Suddenly Estelle notices a car pulling in the long driveway.
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        Oh my gosh! Roman's back from the
                        shooting range!
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Do you want me to go?

                                  ESTELLE
                        No. No. If he sees you rush out he
                        will think we were fooling around.
                        Stay here.
 
              Estelle rushes out of the kitchen, down the hall, into her
              bedroom. She keeps talking from there.
 
                                  ESTELLE (VO)
                        It's better if we just face him
                        and let him deal with the truth.
                        Nothing is going on.
 
              Estelle enters the kitchen wearing a diaphanous robe over
              sexy underwear. Wayne's face changes to astonished
              puzzlement.  Estelle dashes the iced tea glasses in the sink,
              quickly gets martini glasses, a bottle of gin and a bottle of
              vermouth.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        What are you doing?  Why are you
                        dressed like that? This doesn't
                        look like nothing's going on!
 
              Estelle has poured a small amount of vermouth in one glass.
              She swirls it around and pours the vermouth into the other
              glass. She swirls the liquid around then throws it in the
              sink. She then fills the two glasses with gin.
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        Don't worry.
 
              She downs one drink and puts that glass in front of Wayne.
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        We have nothing to hide.
 
              She sticks an olive on a toothpick and throws it into the
              empty glass.  Estelle picks up the other glass and sits on
              the bar stool next to Wayne and readies herself.
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        Roman will have to accept the
                        truth.
 
              The door opens and Roman comes in with all of his weapons. He
              sees Wayne and drops everything, except his Remington 12
              gauge pump shotgun.
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        Oh, Hi Roman. I didn't hear you
                        come in.

                                  ROMAN
                        Estelle! What's going on here?
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        Wayne, you know my husband, the
                        great white hunter?
 
                                  ROMAN
                        Are you here to make another video
                        tape?
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        He stopped by to pick up his mail.
                        You've got a tape of me?
 
                                  ROMAN
                        Yes, Estelle, he has a video tape
                        of you in the nude...It's horrible.
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        What do you mean horrible!
                               (drops robe)
                        Is this horrible?
 
              Wayne looks at Estelle's chest. Roman levels the shotgun at
              Wayne's stomach.
 
                                  ROMAN
                        Eyes right Mister!  Estelle??
                        Geez...
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        I want an honest opinion!
 
                                  WAYNE
                        I'll give you an honest opinion.
                        You're driving your husband nuts!
                        And you have a great body.
 
              Estelle enjoys the compliment.
 
                                  ROMAN
                        Don't listen to him Estelle. He
                        doesn't know you like I do.
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        ROMAN!
 
              Estelle punchs Roman. He looks at her puzzled, not knowing
              what he said wrong.
 
              Wayne dives out of the window behind him.
 
              EXT. DELANZO'S HOME - DAY

              Wayne flies out the window and rolls when he hits the ground.
              He gets up and pushes back to stand under the window he just
              came out of.
 
              Roman pokes the gun out of the window to shoot at Wayne.
              Wayne grabs the gun and pulls Roman out of the window by the
              870 and throws him on his back. A dust cloud billows from all
              sides.
 
              Holding the gun Wayne looks down at Roman as he pumps the gun
              making sure it is not loaded.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        If you ever point a gun at me
                        again...
 
              He puts the barrels against Roman's head and pulls the
              trigger. The gun clicks.
 
              Roman stiffens.
 
              Wayne throws the gun into the bushes then runs to his
              motorcycle.
 
              Estelle looks out of the window.
 
                                  ESTELLE
                        Are you OK Roman?
 
              Roman tries to lift his head to speak but it just bobs a
              little off the ground. His voice is strained.
 
                                  ROMAN
                        I'm a little winded, Estelle. Give
                        me a minute.
 
              EXT. STUNT CAMP, STABLES - DAY
 
              Everyone is gathered around a horse drawn wagon.
 
                                  TOM
                        OK you guys have everything ready?
                        This means a lot to me.
 
                                  RAY
                        Don't worry, they know what to do.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        And remember everything you do
                        will be on video to show where
                        work is still needed.
 
              Gayle pulls up in her car. Tom opens the door for her and
              seats her in the wagon.

                                  GAYLE
                        Hello Tom. What's this?
 
              Tom bounds around the wagon and leaps in the seat next to
              her. He looks at her and smiles as he takes the reins and
              drives the horse to the front of the mess hall.
 
              Sammy comes out with a picnic basket and puts it in the
              wagon. Gayle shines with surprised glee.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        Oh a picnic lunch!  Much better
                        than the cafeteria at the
                        sanitarium.
 
              Tom snaps the horse into action.
 
                                  TOM
                        It will be something different I
                        promise.
 
              Everyone waves as the wagon heads into the forest.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Alright. You've been working on
                        these scenes for weeks. For our
                        video exercise today you need to
                        make Tom look good.
 
              The group disperses.
 
                                  RAY
                        He doesn't get a lot of women does
                        he?
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Define "a lot".
 
              EXT. "SURE-WOULD FOREST" AREA - DAY
 
              The scene is out of a fairy tale. The sun is streaking
              through majestic redwoods. Tom throws out a blanket then
              helps Gayle from the wagon.  A renaissance hue overtakes the
              scene.
 
              Tom is every bit in character.  Just as he pops the cork on
              the wine, several students in "Highwaymen" wardrobe jump out
              to accost the happy picnickers. Gayle is startled.
 
                                  TOM
                        Don't worry.

              Tom reaches in the wagon and takes out a quarter staff.  He
              smiles and winks at Gayle. A sparkle glints off his heroic
              white teeth.
 
              The students attack Tom. He defends himself and the honor of
              his lady, at first using the quarter staff until he takes a
              sword from one of the attackers and uses it to fight off the
              "highwaymen".
 
              When they are beaten and out of position, Tom scoops up Gayle
              and picnic paraphernalia, jumps in the wagon and rides away.
              The "Highwaymen" disappear into the woods.
 
              Wayne and Ray are seen in the bushes. Wayne is wielding a
              video camera. They step through and walk away.
 
              Steve, the Ninjaman, pops up where they were.
 
              EXT. MEADOW - DAY
 
              This is the neighborhood of the Little House on the Prairie.
              Under the oak tree in this field Tom and Gayle down are
              drinking a glass of wine.  Suddenly an explosion is heard
              nearby.  Gayle lurches forward, spilling her drink on Tom.
 
              Over the rise, storm the students dressed in military gear
              firing automatic weapons.  We hear explosions from mortar
              fire are all around. Students get shot and blown into the air
              using jerklines and air rams.
 
              Tom grabs picnic gear while Gayle grabs the wine. They run to
              the wagon and race away.
 
              Wayne and Ray walk to their picnic area.  Ray picks up a
              chicken leg from the grass. He brushes the flecks from it.
              Just as he is about to eat it, Wayne walks by grabbing the
              leg from Ray. He walks away munching chicken.
 
              EXT. CHERRY BLOSSOM ORCHARD - DAY
 
              Tom and Gayle are spread out on the blanket again.  Gayle
              looks around wide eyed and paranoid. Tom gives her a glass of
              wine and gently takes her chin in his hand and looks deep
              into her eyes.
 
                                  TOM
                        Don't worry, I'll protect you.
 
              At that moment, students dressed as Ninjas jump from the
              bushes.
 
              Gayle gives a "not again" gasp.

              Tom jumps up and the Ninjas surround him. He looks at Gayle,
              winks smiles and again the sun glints off of his teeth.
 
              From the bushes, Steve, dressed like a ninja, runs in
              unnoticed and joins the circle.
 
              The students start their routine. As Tom takes them out they
              scurry into the woods.
 
              Bill sets up his turn, up steps Steve and knocks Bill off his
              feet. Tom stops Steve's next blow. Their eyes meet as they
              strain against each other.
 
              Steve quickly hits Tom with several real blows to the face.
              Tom is dazed, bleeding from the nose and mouth.
 
              Gayle is applauding.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        I get it now. You're a stuntman.
                        Bravo. Bravo.
 
              Tom shakes his head and again locks eyes with Steve. Steve
              throws a blinding combination of punches, dropping Tom to his
              knees. Steve hurls a smoke bomb to the ground and disappears
              in the cloud.
 
              Wayne and Ray are in the nearby bushes. Ray adjusts the
              camera on his shoulder.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Damn! Did you get that?
 
                                  RAY
                        Ready when you are CB.
 
              EXT. STUNT CAMP/ADMINISTRATION OFFICE - NIGHT
 
              Tom pulls up in the wagon. He gets out with rag to his face
              holding back a bloody nose. Gayle hurries behind. They walk
              past Sammy and into administration office.
 
                                  GAYLE
                        I am sorry Tom. I thought it was
                        part of the routine.
 
                                  SAMMY
                        You didn't like the chicken?
 
              EXT. STUNT CAMP, HIGHFALL TOWER - NIGHT
 
              Lauren is walking near the highfall tower as Bill comes up.

                                  BILL
                        Hey Lauren. Have you seen Dennis?
 
                                  LAUREN
                        What? No I haven't.
 
                                  BILL
                        What are you doing out here?
 
                                  LAUREN
                        Nothing. Thinking.
 
                                  BILL
                        Are you still bummed about the
                        highfall?
 
                                  LAUREN
                        No. It's just that Robair.
 
                                  BILL
                        Oh puhlease. You two are way too
                        competitive. Were you this bad as
                        a girl?
 
                                  LAUREN
                        I come from a family of four boys
                        and me. Mama left when I was
                        young. My Dad is very proud of his
                        four sons.
 
                                  BILL
                        I see four hits and a miss.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        Daddy did alright but he didn't
                        know how to handle a daughter.
 
                                  BILL
                        How did you get along with your
                        brothers?
 
                                  LAUREN
                        Don't ask.
 
                                  BILL
                        I can relate.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        I tried to be like them. But they
                        would tease me. Once they got me
                        to climb a tree and I got stuck.
                        They left me there all night.

                                  BILL
                        All night? Damn. How mean can
                        brothers be? Oh, so that's why
                        you're afraid of high places?
 
                                  LAUREN
                        I couldn't sleep. I was so afraid
                        of falling. It was so cold and
                        dark. When Dad finally came to get
                        me I had wet my pants. The boys
                        were punished. But it seemed after
                        that I was just a problem.
 
                                  BILL
                        It's OK. You don't have to do
                        highfalls. You just have to know
                        your limitations.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        Why? Because I'm a woman?  I
                        thought maybe you were different.
 
                                  BILL
                        What? Different than who?
 
                                  LAUREN
                        Different than that shithead Rob.
 
                                  BILL
                        What's your problem with him?
 
                                  LAUREN
                        On the bus he said that I was a
                        fine looking babe.
 
                                  BILL
                        So?
 
                                  LAUREN
                        So, I have a mind!
 
                                  BILL
                        Get a life.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        You're all alike!
 
                                  BILL
                        My brother hates me! My father
                        didn't know how to show me
                        affection! I am more like you! In
                        some ways we all are! Or we
                        wouldn't be here.

                                  LAUREN
                        He didn't love you?
 
                                  BILL
                        He loved me. It was the business.
                        He made sure I had everything I
                        wanted. He would call me on all of
                        my birthdays. Usually from his
                        office.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        You had everything handed to you?
 
                                  BILL
                        Dad called them opportunities.
                        Baxter thought I was crazy for not
                        taking advantage of the hand outs.
                        On one of my birthdays,Dad called
                        and said he was sorry and that he
                        loved me. He sounded sad when he
                        said I could go into the family
                        business.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        Sounds like a win win situation.
 
                                  BILL
                        Well I don't want to be like
                        Baxter. And I don't want to feed
                        off of my father my whole life.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        Like Baxter?
 
                                  BILL
                        Yeah.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        What do you want?
 
                                  BILL
                        I want a hug.
 
              Lauren hugs him.
 
                                  BILL
                        I meant from my father. But this
                        is nice.
 
              Lauren looks in his eyes.
 
                                  BILL
                        Very nice. I can help you get over
                        your fear of heights.

              Their faces are very close. Lauren pushes away and backs into
              the air bag. She is flustered.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        No.
 
              Something drops onto the airbag. The bag bumps Lauren forward
              into Bill's arms. They kiss. She ends it abruptly.
 
                                  DENNIS
                        Sorry, I didn't see you.
 
                                  BILL
                        Where have you been?
 
                                  DENNIS
                        Practicing back falls.
 
                                  BILL
                        I've been looking for both of you.
 
              Steve hides in the nearby shadows.
 
                                  BILL
                        We are meeting in the men's
                        bunkhouse.
 
                                  DENNIS
                        I want to do one more.
 
                                  BILL
                        You did one. I get this one.
 
                                  DENNIS
                        Ok, meet you up top.
 
              Dennis starts for the top.
 
              Steve slices the bag open with his Ninja sword. Then
              disappears.
 
                                  BILL
                        You want to come up?
 
                                  LAUREN
                        You go ahead. My knees are kind of
                        weak.
 
              Bill goes to check the vents on the bag and notices it's
              losing air.

                                  BILL
                        What happened to the bag? Damn.
                        This whole side has been blown
                        out. No more highfalls tonight.
                        I'll get Dennis.
 
              Up top Dennis prepares to do a back fall.
 
              Bill climbs the ladder.
 
              Lauren sees him getting in position.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        Bill, hurry. He's going to jump.
 
                                  BILL
                        I told him it was my turn.
 
              Lauren doesn't know what to do. She stands on the deflated
              bag preparing to catch Dennis.
 
              Dennis starts to fall as Bill reaches the top. Dennis looks
              back briefly and sees Lauren on the bag. He reaches out to
              stop himself but it is too late.
 
              Bill vaults across the platform. He hits the deck with an
              outstretched hand as Dennis falls off.
 
              Bill's hand grips Dennis' hand. Dennis hangs in the air.
 
              Lauren looks up releived.
 
              Bills help Dennis up. They climb down.
 
                                  BILL
                        That wasn't very smart.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        I didn't know what else to do.
 
                                  DENNIS
                        I was doing backfalls! Do you
                        think I have eyes in the back of
                        my head?
 
                                  LAUREN
                        I was doing whatever it took to
                        break your fall.
 
              Dennis and Bill smile. Dennis signs.
 
                                  DENNIS
                        What ever it took.

                                  BILL
                        Come on. We're meeting in our
                        bunkhouse.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        You guys go. I have to tell Wayne
                        and Tom about the tear in the air
                        bag.
 
              INT. MEN'S BUNK HOUSE - NIGHT
 
              Everyone is gathered in the center of the room.
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        OK then, we're doing it?  We're
                        blowing this place and going
                        clubbing.
 
                                  CHANCE
                        I could stand to kick some ass.
 
                                  MARVY
                        How will we get there?
 
                                  BILL
                        We'll saddle the horses and ride.
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        Right. There's a place down the
                        road. It's a honky tonk kind of
                        joint, but it'll be awright.
 
              Lauren enters the room.
 
                           DINA                          MARVY
                   We have the perfect skirt.    We have the perfect skirt.
 
                                  SHELLY
                        One skirt between you. That should
                        be interesting.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        I don't think any of us should go.
 
                                  ADRIAN
                        C'mon honey. We all need a break.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        I say no. We're here to train.
 
                                  TALL GUY
                        You need to relax a little.

                                  ROBAIR
                        I just figured it out. You're part
                        of the reason I'm so tense!
 
                                  DENNIS
                        If you go I'll give you the first
                        dance.
 
                                  BILL
                        If you go I'll give you every
                        dance.
 
              Lauren softens.
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        I say we leave her here.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        All right, I'll go.
 
              Everyone is glad. Robair is disgruntled at the decision and
              is mumbling his discontent.
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        I say go, she says stay. I say
                        stay, and she wants to go.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        Couldn't let you have a good time
                        without me.
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        Bite me!
 
                                  BILL
                        What's the plan?
 
                                  ROBAIR
                        Bill, you Chance and Dennis start
                        saddling the horses. Everyone else
                        get yourself ready.
 
              Everyone disperses to their individual tasks.
 
              Montage of shots involving the process.
 
              INT. WOMEN'S BUNKHOUSE - DAY
 
              Adrian, Marvy and Dina are dressing and putting on makeup.
 
              Lauren gathers her clothes together and goes into the
              bathroom for some privacy.

              Adrian looks at herself in the mirror. She smooths her hands
              along her dress. She seems discontented with something then
              reaches under her skirt and pulls off her panties. She seems
              satisfied.
 
              INT. MEN'S BUNKHOUSE - NIGHT
 
              Chance is combing his hair, splashing on after shave.  He
              grabs a package of condoms. "Magnums".
 
                                  CHANCE
                        You never know.
 
              INT. WOMEN'S BUNKHOUSE - NIGHT
 
              Shelly is made up, looking better than plain, and is applying
              perfume on her wrist and behind each ear. She looks left to
              right and with a sly smile applies some perfume in her
              cleavage.
 
                                  SHELLY
                        You never know.
 
              Lauren comes out of the bathroom. She cleans up real nice!
              She is very attractive.
 
                                  ADRIAN
                        You look incredible!
 
                                  SHELLY
                        Who knew?
 
              EXT. MEN'S BUNK HOUSE - NIGHT
 
              Everyone is waiting with their horses.  Bill can't seem to
              take his eyes off of Lauren.
 
                                  BILL
                        You look great.
 
              Lauren manages a small smile.
 
              EXT. MEN'S BUNK HOUSE - NIGHT
 
              Robair comes out of the door, quietly closing it behind him.
              Bill hands Robair the reins to a horse. The group gingerly
              crosses the compound.
 
              INT. STUNT CAMP, ADMINISTRATION OFFICE - NIGHT
 
                                  WAYNE
                        What do you think?

                                  TOM
                        I don't know. I expect accidents,
                        but how did the bag get cut?
 
                                  RAY
                        What are you talking about?
 
                                  TOM
                        Something is going on. The
                        jerkline was cut. The bag has been
                        sliced.
 
                                  WAYNE
                        Do we see a pattern here?
 
                                  RAY
                        You think it's Delanzo?
 
                                  TOM
                        I don't know. What do you think
                        about Bill's brother?
 
                                  WAYNE
                        I think he's an asshole. What do
                        you think about him?
 
              Ray is looking out the window.
 
                                  RAY
                        Well they're gone. It took this
                        group longer than the last.
 
                                  TOM
                        Was Lauren with them?
 
                                  RAY
                        Yeah, I think so.
 
              INT. DEW DROP INN - NIGHT
 
              Billy Boy Howdy's Mountain Drew Drop Inn is a country honky
              tonk. Lights and a muffled cacophony of noises from within.
              A lot of pick up trucks and 4x4s in the lot. A few horses are
              tied up outside. The group rides up and dismounts.
 
              A BIG BOUNCER guards the entrance. He is bearded, wearing
              flannel sleeveless shirt and has a big belly.  The Bouncer is
              talking to a big, tough, hard looking person. Behind the
              Bouncer is a big sign that says "TATTOO NIGHT - EVERY
              WEDNESDAY LADIES WITH TATTOOS ENTER FREE"
 
                                  BOUNCER
                        You can't go in.

                                  WOMAN
                        I got a tattoo!
 
              She shows the bouncer a faded tattoo on her meaty arm.
 
                                  BOUNCER
                        Only WOMEN with tattoos get in
                        free.
 
                                  WOMAN
                        I am a woman!
 
              She pulls up her shirt exposing her pendulous bosom.
              Tattooed on the right breast the word "GRATEFUL". On the
              other is the word "DEAD" She pulls down her shirt.  The
              bouncer stamps her hand as she passes.
 
                                  BOUNCER
                        Well OK this time, but next time,
                        bring I.D.
 
                                  LAUREN
                        A little too redneck for you?
 
              Rob pays his cover to the Bouncer, he steps in, turns and
              looks at Lauren. Lauren steadies herself by putting her hand
              on Chance's head. She removes a boot then pulls down her
              sock. Shows a tattoo around her ankle.
 
              The others react in an impressed way.
 
              Robair raises a barely approving eyebrow. The Bouncer lets
              her through. The tall guy and Chance pay cover and go in.
 
              Adrian steps up to the Bouncer.
 
                                  BOUNCER
                        Aren't you a pretty little lady.
                        Do you have a tattoo as well?
 
              Adrian looks up at the Bouncer and smiles.
 
                                  ADRIAN
                        You'll have to come down here to
                        see it.
 
              The Bouncer grins.
 
                                  BOUNCER
                        Aw, what the hell.
 
              The bouncer gets on his knees.

              Adrian gets in front of the Bouncer and lifts her skirt and
              shows the bouncer where her tattoo is.
 
                                  BOUNCER (V.O.)
                        Wow, it actually looks like he's
                        cutting your..uh. he's mowing a
                        track right through your ....er..
 
              The Bouncer stands. Adrian lowers her skirt.
 
                                  BOUNCER
                        That was so good you two fellows
                        can come in too.
 
              Bill enters the club followed by another guy.
 
                                  ADRIAN
                        That guy isn't with us.
 
                                  BOUNCER
                        I don't care. Uh, how often do you
                        have to shave that?
 
                                  ADRIAN
                        Every day, big boy. I lather it up
                        every day.
 
              Marvy and Dina show similar roses on their shoulders as they
              pass. Shelly steps up.
 
                                  BOUNCER
                        Got a tattoo, miss?
 
                                  SHELLY
                        I have a mezuza on my tokas.  It's
                        not a pretty sight, trust me.
 
                                  ADRIAN
                        She's with us.
 
                                  BOUNCER
                        Have a good evening.
 
              He motions Shelly through.