Saturday, August 30, 2008

Part 13 - The Big Finish

(Please read the previous episodes before reading this posting)
Part 1 - Dave Gives Kathy Some Time and Space
Part 2 - Kathy Moves On But Dave Needs a Push
Part 3 - A Day at the Campus, A Night at the Strip Club
Part 4 - A Cute Meet Before the Scales Fall
Part 5 - Dave Morgan: Man of Action
Part 6 - And the Band Played On
Part 7 - You Win Some, You Lose a Few More
Part 8 - The Mexican Standoff
Part 9 - There's Never a Cop Around When you Need One
Part 10 - No Family Room in the Octagon
Part 11 - The Price of Fame
Part 12 - Caught in the Death Star's Tractor Beam

Can Dave manage to get his life back and keep the girl?

INT. DAVE’S APARTMENT – NIGHT.
DAVE
(suspiciously)
What were they selling?

KATHY
Who?

DAVE
The telemarketer you talked to.

KATHY
Oh..time shares

DAVE
Where?

KATHY
Uh, Baltimore.

DAVE
Baltimore?

KATHY
Yes, near the ocean.

Dave reaches for the phone. He checks the dial log.

DAVE
Shit. That was Ally calling. What did
you do Kathy?

Dave calls her back. The answering machine picks up.

DAVE (CONT’D)
She’s gone now.
Or not answering. Again.
I'm going to start running out
of chances with this girl.
What did you say?

KATHY
Oh, she just wanted to know you got
home okay. Now drink up and I’ll
take you out for a nice dinner.

She goes into his closet.

KATHY (CONT’D)
Now let's pick you out something
nice. I think we’ll have to go
shopping for some new clothes for
you Baby.

She emerges from the closet with a slightly worn brown suit.

KATHY (CONT’D)
I thought we’d go to Gaspari ’s.
Remember our first anniversary
dinner there?

DAVE
Kathy, why are you here?

KATHY
To take you to dinner Silly.

DAVE
No, really. Why are you here? And
try the truth for once.

There is a KNOCK at the door.

DAVE
You stay here. And don’t touch
anything.

Dave goes to answers the door. Standing in the hall is Toynebee fresh from his trip to Florida. He has a tan, cut offs and a straw hat. He is wearing a t-Shirt from Daytona with one of Dave’s
sayings.

Toynebee enters the apartment.

TOYNEBEE
Hey Man, saw you on TV last night.
The place I was ate you up. I was
nearly as big a celebrity as you
being your friend. Here…

Toynebee takes off his straw hat and puts it on Dave’s head.

TOYNEBEE (CONT’D)
This is for you. And…

He reaches into his bag and pulls out a coconut souvenir monkey
wearing a bikini.

DAVE
Thanks. You shouldn’t have.

TOYNEBEE
No I owe you. I got laid twice more
than I would have last night.

DAVE
How many times would that be?

TOYNEBEE
Like I’m going to tell you that. I’m a
gentleman remember?

Several packages of condoms fal l out of his jacket pocket as he leans over to zip up his bag.
Kathy enters.

KATHY
Who is it Hon? Oh it’s you.

TOYNEBEE
What is she doing here?

KATHY
I’ll be where ever I want. I don’t
have to justify myself you or any of
his other loser friends.

TOYNEBEE
I can’t leave you alone at all? When
did you get back together with The
Bitch From Hell?

KATHY
You watch yourself, or I’l l…

TOYNEBEE
Or you’ll what? Steal all my stuff,
tell me you love me then step on my
heart, drive me out to the desert
and leave me for dead with the
buzzards and the scorpions and all
the other creatures that don’t care
how a man feels inside.

DAVE
Wow, what did happen to you?

TOYNBEE
Bad breakup. Junior high. Long
story

DAVE
Anyway, I ’m not with her. She just
showed up. I don’t really know why
she’s here?

TOYNEBEE
Ask her.

DAVE
Kathy, why are you here?

KATHY
I told you silly. I want to give us
another try.

Toynebee moves in next to Dave.

TOYNEBEE
I don’t trust her. Ask again.

DAVE
Kathy, why are you really here? The
truth.

Kathy’s phone rings.

RECORDED VOICE
Hey, Kat. Kitty Kat .

KATHY
(pointing at her cell)
That’s why. I can’t believe how big
this thing is. I was so angry with
you for getting over me so easily.
But your voice is everywhere. And
now after Leno, your face could too.
And I want to be the person who
makes it happen.

DAVE
English please.

KATHY.
Dave I want to be your agent. I
think I can get you a record deal
and a national tour. This phone
message thing may only have
another few weeks on it’s own. And I
feel like I had some part in it , I
should benefit.

DAVE
Some part? You are the entire
reason it happened it all.

KATHY
Exactly! I’m glad you see that way.
As such, I think I should have more
that the regular 15%, but I’m willing
to waive that in consideration of our
long history together.

There is a KNOCK on the door. Steve lets himself in.

STEVE
Hey, Toynebee when did you get…Oh
shit! What is she doing here.

KATHY
I’m Dave’s new agent and as my first
duty I ’m going to get rid of any bad
influences in his life. Namely you
two and that other cretin who drives
that hideous RV.

She begins to step towards them to usher them out the door, but Dave steps in between.

DAVE
Stop. Kathy, I already have an
agent, God knows why, and it’s
Steve.

STEVE
Thanks Man.

DAVE
Don’t thank me yet.

As he steps past the table, he picks up the phone Kathy’s set down.

DAVE (CONT’D)
But Kathy I may have something for
you anyway.

Dave turns and huddles with Steve and Toynebee. There is some MURMERING and SHOCK as they discuss Dave’s plan. Dave turns back around to face Kathy.

DAVE (CONT’D)
Okay. Here’s the deal . I’ve empowered
Steve to negotiate terms for
whatever crazy thing you have
planned.

KATHY
I refuse to negotiate with him.

DAVE
It’s either Steve or nothing.

KATHY
Fine.

DAVE
In addition, you are to split
whatever commissions and fees for
representation equally with Steve

Kathy is about to protest but Dave raises his hand.

DAVE
But since I don’t want any profit
from this whole grizzly mess, the
two of you will be splitting 50% of
the money 30/20, with the
remaining 50% going to the United
Negro College Fund.

KATHY
Why them?

DAVE
Why not? Everybody deserves an
education.

KATHY
Fine.

DAVE
Thirdly…

KATHY
There can’t be more.

DAVE
It gets better. Included in my terms
is you getting a three record deal for
Ally with your company.

KATHY
One.

DAVE
Two.

KATHY
Fine.

DAVE
With full marketing support too, not
some discount bin label.

KATHY
Okay.

DAVE
And one for the One Hit Wonders.

This was a surprise for Steve and Toynebee. Steve tries to remain stoic, but he is pretty choked up. Toynebee slaps Dave on the back.

Kathy has given up.

KATHY
Okay. They get a record deal too.
But I expect you to honor your part .

DAVE
Sure thing. I’ll be your dancing
monkey for how ever many weeks
this ridiculous thing lasts.

KATHY
For this, I’ll do whatever I can to
make sure you are ridiculed publicly
for years.

Dave turns and gets his jacket to leave.

DAVE
You know, i f I thought you were any
good at your job, I ’d be worried
about that. Gotta go. Steve, you
make sure she doesn’t weasel out of
anything.

STEVE
You got it.

Dave leaves.

EXT. CITY STREET – NIGHT
Dave is running down the street, racing to get to Ally. He reaches the front door of the coffee shop where she is performing.

INT. COFFEE SHOP - NIGHT
Ally is onstage singing and playing her guitar beautifully, but no one is paying close attention. She sees Dave but continues to play. Finally she finishes. There is a smattering of applause but Dave
claps and hoots like she’s Springsteen.

ALLY
Thank you. I ’m going to take a short
break and come back.

She angrily points for Dave to come over to here.

ALLY (CONT’D)
What are you doing here?

DAVE
You won’t answer my calls. I had to
see you, I’ve got great news.

ALLY
Don’t tell me, you’re becoming
America’s next porn star.

DAVE
No, it’s about you. I saw Kathy
earlier.

ALLY
And your getting back together,
Perfect you two deserve each other I
hope you are going to be very happy.

DAVE
Will you listen? I’m not getting back
together with her. I want you.

ALLY
It looked like you wanted Jenny
McCarthy last night.

DAVE
It’s all a big misunderstanding. The
camera angles, the quick shots
made it look like that. I just wanted
to crawl inside the couch and wait
for the show to end.

ALLY
I have eyes you know.

DAVE
And they’re lovely. Kathy wanted to
be my agent and parade me around
on some crazy tour.

KATHY
I knew you were lying. You do like
this.

DAVE
Oh knock it off . She’s nuts. It won’t
last the weekend. By Sunday
morning everyone will be caught up
with some guy who drops a bowling
ball on his nuts on You Tube.

Dave takes the guitar from her, puts it down and takes her hands in his.

DAVE (CONT’D)
I only agreed to cooperate in return
for her negotiating a two record deal
with her company.

ALLY
You’re kidding?

DAVE
Nope. Steve is working out the
details with her right now.

ALLY
Are you sure that’s such a good
idea?

DAVE
When it comes to getting a deal on
something sleazy and underhanded,
there’s no one I would trust more.

ALLY
I don’ t know what to say. Don’t
think just because you went and
made everything I want come true
that I’m going to suddenly think
everything is okay with us.

Dave kisses her hand.

ALLY
Wait. What if she reneges because
she can’t book you an anything
more? Or torpedoes the whole thing
on purpose?

DAVE
I thought of that too.

He reaches into his pocket and pulls out Kathy’s cell phone. He hands it to Ally.

DAVE (CONT’D)
That’s Kathy’s. I’d wager there are
plenty of photos on it of her
“escapades” with various rock stars
who don’t want to associated with a
woman like her. If she doesn’t come
through for you, They get posted to
the Net. Two can play at this game.

DAVE
I would be disappointed with you if
you did. Let’s have a cup of coffee
and see where it goes from there.

ALLY
Okay. That I can do.

She smiles and gives him a kiss on the cheek.

The door opens and Steve, Toynebee and Picken noisily enter the coffee shop with their instruments.

PICKEN
There he is!

STEVE
Hey Hey, Davey Boy!

Ally looks at Dave quizzically.

DAVE
Oh yeah. I got a record deal for
them too.

THE END.

FINAL CREDITS
As the final credits roll , Ally and Dave sing “Baby Come Back” with the One Hit Wonders backing them up.

16 comments:

only a movie said...

Cool! Can't wait for the casting post. :-D

Trooper Thorn said...

Thanks Movie. There have been some great suggestions so far. Mama Dawg is coordinating the next round of call backs.

Mama Dawg said...

Wow.....even though it's always predictible with the whole boy gets girl at the end, it's still a nice story.

Now, I'll get right on that casting couch...er, I mean casting call for you.

If I'm going to be your agent, I need at LEAST 15%. 20% if you really, really, really like me.

I'll get cracking.

sassy stephanie said...

the END? Will there be another?

Trooper Thorn said...

Thanks Mama D, there probably would not have been a single posting of it if it wasn't for you.

Sassy S: I'm afraid that's all. After the Convention I'll start posting screenplay Number 2: The Guy Movie Guide to Business Success. That will keep me focused enough to finish writing Number 3: Double Cross My Heart (where the lead character is woman!).

Shannon said...

Great ending... I personally like it when the plot gets neatly tied up.

I'd like to see who you have in mind to play the characters.

Looking forward to the next one :)

Mandi said...

LOVE IT - well done!!! I agree with Shannon, often when I see movies, I am left with too many questions at the end. Here I wasnt! Fabulous!!

I wish you all the best with this and hope that someone is smart enough to pick it up!!!

But of course ever blogger who has commented on any part of it will definately have to be invited to the opening night screening!!!

I will fly over for sure!!!

Trooper Thorn said...

An open invitation to to the premier for all my bloggy friends who have commented is now extended.

But first things first, let's get it made!

It would be a great story if Internet support helped get it produced.

Mama Dawg said...

I said, "give me time". I'll get it produced. Geez, get off my back, will ya!

Seriously, I hope it does find a home. It rocks.

Crazy People I've Worked With said...

Great ending and good luck with casting!!

Missy said...

Hollywood will be calling! This is great!

Eva Gallant said...

Hi there Trooper! Thanks for visiting my blog. I just finished reading your whole screen play and I love it! I wish you lots of luck with getting it produced! And when you're famous, don't forget those of us who knew you way back when! lol

Lisa said...

This is really good. I look forward to more :-)

The Phosgene Kid said...

Sounds complicated, but it is tough to beat a coconut monkey.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Ok, I have ALOT of reading to do.

*^_^* said...

Wonderful! Awesome! :D