F I N A L D R A F T 1.4
2524 Baxter Drive
Austin, Texas 78745
© 1996, Bob Ray
(Registered by Writers Guild of America, West, Inc., on this date May
19, 1997, registration # 666951.)
1 EXT ALLEYWAY DEL RIO NIGHT 1
Blackness, the SOUND of a zipper unzipping can be heard.
NED, a burly man of his late twenties, stands in a dirt
alleyway, smoking a cigarette and pissing next to a closed
door. He sighs a lung full of smoke as he relaxes and pisses
for quite some time.
Suddenly, the door next to him comes flying open and crashes
into him. Ned is smashed between the door and wall. His
cigarette breaks in his mouth and he pisses all over himself.
What the FUCK?!
Ned mule-kicks the door and it slams shut. He spins around
to see TOE, a wiry fellow also in his late twenties, sprawled
out on the dirt road before him.
Ned marches toward Toe, zipping up his pants. Toe
frantically scurries to his feet, slipping in the loose dirt.
He bolts off down the alley in a cloud of dust. Ned lunges
forward, grabbing at Toe.
You'd better run, you pussy!
The door bursts back open and Ned freezes. He whips his head
around and sees a blood covered man (LUPE) standing in the
doorway, swaying from side to side.
Lupe's face is pale and covered in blood. His left hand is
pressed into his neck, trying to hold in his throat as it
pours out blood. His right hand reaches into his coat and
yanks out a pistol.
Pause on Lupe as he fires off a round, the recoil causes him
to slip on the bloody tile beneath his feet. Someone
SCREAMS(O.S.) in agony. He tries to stabilize himself with
his elbow on the wall, neither hand wanting to loose
possession of its valuable cargo.
Lupe unloads another round as his legs give out and he slides
down to the floor, leaving a slug-like trail of blood on the
inside of the door. Lupe fires again as his body hits the
Lying belly down in the dirt and covered in blood, Lupe fires
his fourth shot.
Lupe wipes at his eyes with his bloody sleeve. He squints as
he struggles to hold the pistol upright, he aims and fires
again. Someone can be heard SCREAMING(O.S.).
Near death and sprawled out in the doorway, Lupe squeezes off
his next two shots, hitting the dirt in front of him and
stirring up a cloud of dust. Lupe's body goes limp.
Suddenly, Lupe's body convulses as he tries to fire his
already empty handgun, his arm jerks up and he squeezes the
trigger one last time. He exhales a last moan into the dirt
as life escapes him and he goes limp again.
A pair of feet (PACO) runs up to Lupe and stops.
CREDIT SEQUENCE: A montage of a bunch of flyers with the
cast and crew names on them. Flyers & stickers on telephone
poles, doors, light poles, windows, etc...
2 -A INT TAD'S HOUSE DAY 2
Blackness, the loud RINGING of a telephone interrupts the
silence. The sounds of TAD stumbling around can be heard, he
crashes. The answering machine clicks on, it's a recording
of Tad singing a song.
TAD'S VOICE ON MACHINE (O.S.)
The devil went down to Tad's house,
he was lookin some weed to score....
We HEAR the phone hit the ground with a loud ringing and
crashing noise. Instantly, the machine starts feeding back.
Tad scoops up the phone.
Hello? Aw, shit, hold on.
TAD'S VOICE ON MACHINE (O.S.)
He was in a bind he was lookin for
kind, but he was willin to make a
More crashing noises can be HEARD as Tad wrestles with the
answering machine, finally turning it off.
3 -A INT TAD'S BATHROOM DAY 3
We open with a shot of a dirty toilet from dead above, Tad's
muffled voice can be heard talking on the phone in another
Tad's house of grass.
The roar of a zipper unzipping can be HEARD. A golden stream
of urine shoots into the toilet and crashes into the water.
Whas goin on, Mike? No shit?
Well, I hate to say it. I mean I
think your little band's pretty cool
and all, but the sad truth of it is,
DKB will third dick you. We'd put
your dick into the dirt so bad,
you'll be all Sammy Hagared out.
2-B INT TAD'S HOUSE DAY
An extreme close up of Tad's eye, slowly pull back through
the cheap postal scale dangling from his finger tips. The
scale is rigged up with paper clips to replace the original
parts. The shot pulls back to reveal a bag of weed attached
to it, the marijuana looks bad; like dirt clods with sticks
in it. Tad has the phone resting on his shoulder. The sound
of pissing can barely be heard from the bathroom as Tad
A distant knocking can be HEARD.
(into the phone)
Say, man, hold on...Whu?
Just a sec.
(yelling at the door)
(into the phone)
Hey, Mike. How much you need?
We HEAR the front screen door creak open and someone walks
in, slamming the door closed. We HEAR the footsteps
approach. Tad acknowledges Ned's presence with a nod and
sets the scale down.
A quarter? Well shit, c'mon over big
spender... alright... later.
Tad hangs up the phone and loads the bong.
(continuing; to NED,
Goddamn, Ned, whus up? I ain't seen
your ugly ass in a while.
Dude, we're playing a show tonight,
me, Chicken and Burtis. It's gunna
(didn't hear Ned)
How much weed you need?
Yeah, I nee a lid
So what are we talking about? What
the fuck's a lid?
Tad hands the bong to Ned.
Huff on this shit. So whatcha been
Ned hits the bong and hands it back to Tad, exhaling a cloud
Hey, didn't you hear me? My band's
gunna play a show tonight.
Yeah, we'll blow your shit out.
Tad loads up a hit for himself.
Fuck your band you just don't know
the power that Witchbanger has. When
are you fools playing anyway?
Soon as we find a new drummer.
Tad hits the bong.
in the smoke)
Shit, I dunno that we'll be playin
out fer awhile, on account of I got
this here ankle bracelet.
Tad exhales a puff of smoke as he kicks his leg up onto the
coffee table to display the electronic surveillance device
strapped onto his ankle.
Oh, shit. What happened?
Oh, well Ned,
you know about my thing with laundry
mats don't you?
Move in on ankle brace.
4 INT FLASHBACK LAUNDRY MAT NIGHT 4
A shot of the coin slot on one of the dryers. Tad is
standing in front of a dryer in an empty laundry mat. Tad
digs out some quarters and pumps them into the slot. Tad
loads up the last coin and cranks it down the hole. He opens
the door, pulls out a folded up porn picture and a beer
bottle cap from his crusty jeans pocket. He tapes the
picture over the dryer and and places the bottle cap it on
his thumb. With the bottle cap, he presses down the button
that activates the machine and the dryer starts spinning and
humming as it comes to life, blowing the picture around.
Tad turns the heat knob to full blast and looks around,
checking to see that the coast is clear. He unzips his
pants, spits in his hand and starts to choke the chicken.
His eyes roll back and he begins to sweat.
Right as Tad is about to shoot his load into the whirling
machine, a little GIRL and her MOM walks into the laundry mat.
Mister, are you hurt?
Tad turns to look and the girl starts screaming.
The mom runs over, drops her basket and grabs her child,
covering her eyes. The girl continues to scream.
2C INT TAD'S HOUSE DAY
Tad and Ned in the living room. Tad is scratching his ankle
under the bracelet with a dirty fork.
Yeah, they busted me for attempted
molestation of a minor, public
lewdness, having a visible erection,
rape of a coin operated machine, and
ever thing else they could think of.
And what the fuck's the girl doin
there in the middle of the night
anyway? It's her parents that should
Did you at least get to, ya know blow
a load or what?
Ned moves his hand as if masturbating.
Naw, that kid started screaming and
FLASHBACK of the kid screaming with covered eyes, END
The lil bastard ruined it for me. I
was just about to go, but, you
know...I lost my...uh..concentration.
You're a sick motherfucker.
There was this cop at the convenient
store next door and he heard that kid
screaming and came running over and
hauled me down.
What's wrong with you?
You know the real funny part is the
cops didn't find that pound of weed
I threw in the other machine before
I got started.
Shit, I guess you won't be goin
anywhere for a while.
That little girl probably found it.
The little bitch is out sellin my
Whut? Naw, I'm stuck right here for
Well, check it out, I brought these
Witchbanger flyers over.
Ned hands Tad a stack of flyers. It has Nashville Pussy and
Fuckemos written on top with Witchbanger beneath. Tad tosses
the flyers on the table and grabs the bong. Tad reloads the
bong and hands it to Ned. Ned holds onto the bong as if it
were a microphone.
This show is gunna fuckin rule. This
is the shit. Did you see who we're
Yeah. Goddamn, that's a good line
up. Except uh...
3-B INT TAD'S BATHROOM DAY
A shot of TOE, he just finished writing "Pigpoke" on the
bathroom wall. Toe tries to put the marker back into the cap
in his mouth, he writes on his lip before he is successful.
Yeah, Witchbanger's gunna hit the big
time tonight, baby. And on top of
that, today's new guitar day.
It's about time.
No shit. Check it out, I found a bad
ass deal at this pawn shop. It's a
(Ned talks into bong
making it echo)
The pissing noise stops as we cut back to the close up of the
toilet, and a drop of piss splashes on the rim. Toe steps
over to the bathroom door to better hear what Ned is saying.
Toe steps back over to the mirror and wipes off the marker
2-D INT TAD'S HOUSE DAY
Ned hits the bong.
It was down at that...
(trying not to cough)
...pawn shop on South First.
We're familiar with it.
Ned puts the bong down.
Dude, this guitar is so friggin
metal, you could kill with it. It'
like a bad ass Conan axe or
something. Check it out, only forty-
Can you believe that? Forty-five
(Ned has a revelation)
I bet I can get em to come down to
3-C INT TAD'S BATHROOM DAY
TOE pulls out his wallet and digs out his money which
promptly plops into the toilet. Toe looks around and finds
Tad's razor and tries to fish his money out. Toe looks
around for another utensil to aid him in rescuing his cash.
He sees the toothbrush, but passes on it, opting for the comb
instead. Toe uses the razor and comb like chopsticks and
grabs the money. He tosses the cash into the sink and runs
some water over it.
When Chicken gets off work, he's
gunna front me the cash to buy it.
Toe puts his wallet back in his pocket. He grabs the wet
money and lays it out on the counter. There are two tens, a
five and two one dollar bills. As he is gathering up the
cash, he knocks Tad's toothbrush into the toilet.
2-E INT TAD'S LIVING ROOM DAY
Tad and Ned in the living room. Tad adds more dope to the
sandwich bag and re-weighs it. He rolls up the bag and
tosses it onto the coffee table where it gets lost among the
several other rolled up bags of weed and other drug
Ned pulls all the cash out of his wallet, fifty dollars, and
hands it to Tad.
All the money in the world.
Ned surveys the pile of bags, trying to identify the bag that
Tad had tossed, he reaches for a bag.
3-D INT TAD'S BATHROOM DAY
An extreme close up of the toilet handle as Toe reaches for
it. We can see the reflection of Toe in the chrome.
Toe flushes, the tooth brush bounces around in the bowl but
doesn't go down.
2-F INT TAD'S HOUSE DAY
The opening of the bathroom door startles Tad and Ned. Tad
freaks out and in a giant swooping motion, tries to throw the
weed under the sofa. All the baggies of weed are catapulted
into the air as Tad crashes into the tray that hangs half off
the table and flips it skyward. The bags of weed scatter
everywhere and Toe catches one.
Ned, sits frozen in fear with his bag of drugs clenched
tightly in his fist. In a delayed reaction, he throws the
weed on the empty coffee table and retracts himself back into
the couch, trying to act as if nothing had happened.
Jesus fuckin Christ, Toe!
Toe, who has a wet spot in his front pocket from the money,
I thought you were the goddamn cops.
Hey--it's okay man. You might wanna
check your pants for some shit.
Toe grabs the bag off the coffee table.
What the hell were you doin in there
fer half an hour? Ya fuckin pervert.
Toe sits next to Tad, acting sincere.
Hey, I'm not the one with the ankle
brace. No, but really, I hate to
piss and run, but would it be cool if
I could paid you on Monday.
Naw, it's cool. I don't give a shit.
Kickass. Hey, I gotta roll.
Toe starts to leave and he holds up the bag of grass.
Toe exits and the ripped-up screen door slams shut behind him.
5 EXT ROSS'S HOUSE DAY 5
Toe Pulls up to Ross's house in his beat up old pickup, he is
wearing headphones. He hops out and trots up to the front
door. He pulls the headphones off his ears and rests them on
Toe opens the screen door and walks in.
6 INT ROSS'S HOUSE DAY 6
The screen door slams behind Toe and startles RON, a tattooed
freak is passed out on the couch.
Come on in. I'm in the back room.
Toe walks through the living room and down the hall.
7 INT ROSS'S BEDROOM DAY 7
He enters the back room where ROSS is watching TV and eating
cereal on a metal ALF dinner tray.
What's up Toe?
Just killing time. I figured I'd
stop by and smoke you out.
Well, all right, pull up a sit down.
Toe pulls out the bag of weed and sits down. Capzeyez is on
the tv, it's an Access channel show that plays music videos
by local bands and takes live phone calls. DAVE PREWITT is
Hey it's Capzeyez. Where's your
Ross hands the phone to Toe.
Toe dials and it's busy.
Fuck, this thing's always busy.
Toe hits redial.
I just came from over at Tad's house.
Got some weed.
Toe hears the busy signal and he hangs up and hits redial.
Ross finishes eating, puts his tv dinner tray on the coffee
table and hands the ALF tray to Toe.
DAVE PREWITT (TV)
...this next video is called Mad
Beast Wiggle by The Phantom Creeps.
The video starts up. Toe hangs up and hits redial.
ALF, man, he's just some fucked up,
mutated Muppet sell out.
Toe dumps some weed on the tray and breaks it up, He loads
up the joint rolling machine and grabs the pack of rolling
papers off the table. He pulls out a paper and seven papers
stick together. Toe rips one off and preps it for the weed.
Toe hangs up and hits redial.
Anyway, while I was over there, I
heard about this guitar in the pawn
(listening to the
--Hey, I gotta ring.
Toe puts the phone on his shoulder.
Your guitar's in the pawn shop?
Yeah...no. Aaargh! You wont believe
this, this is fucked up. I had my
guitar in the pawn shop and I thought
I had til the fourth to pay off the
interest. I was two days late and
they sold it. Can you believe that
So whatcha gunna do?
Well, I heard about this Warlock for
sale at that pawn shop on South
6-B INT ROSS"S LIVINGROOM DAY 6-B
Ron, lying on the couch, listening. He gets up and leaves,
7-B INT ROSS'S BACK ROOM DAY 7-B
Hey, it's only forty-five bucks.
Toe licks the paper and snaps out a joint. Toe picks up a
lighter from the coffee table and lights the joint.
The problem is, I only got twenty-
five bucks. So I figured I would
come over and sell you a quarter for
Toe passes the joint to Ross and he huffs the weed. Ross
puffs the joint.
I don't have twenty-five bucks.
How about a dime for ten?
A dime bag. I can't believe you're
over here pushing a dime bag on me!
Ross walks off with the joint, he goes into the kitchen.
Something slams shut.
Peer pressuring me and shit. Lemme
see if I got it.
Ross walks back into the back room, still puffing away on the
joint. Ross hands Toe the roach and drops ten bucks on the
coffee table. Toe passes him the joint and he sits down.
Toe pulls out his wallet and stuffs the cash into it. He
picks up the bag of weed and takes some of the grass out and
places it on the flyer. Toe notices the flyer is for Ross's
band, and he picks one up. It reads "Fuckemos & Nashville
Pussy" across the top and has the name of the club, the Blue
Flamingo and the date.
Hey, you guys are playing tonight?
Toe passes the joint back to Ross.
Nashville Pussy, eh? That's gunna
fucking rock. Who's opening up for
Toe puts his bag of grass back in his pocket, leaving a small
pile on the table.
I don't know, man. I think it's just
us and the Pussy.
Ross passes the roach to Toe.
No shit, huh?
Toe huffs the roach and tosses the flyer back onto the coffee
Hey, how bout havin Pigpoke open up
fer you guys? --Hey I'm on.
Cut to a shot of the television.
8 -A INT WITCHBANGER'S LIVINGROOM DAY 8
CHICKEN is sitting on the couch, drinking a beer, and
watching Capzeyez. He notices a big ass sake slither by and
into the bathroom.
DAVE PREWITT (TV)
Hey Dave, it's Toe from Pigpoke.
DAVE PREWITT (TV)
Here we go. Hey Toe, before you
start, I didn't bring that homemade
Pigpoke video of yours this week.
Awww, come on, I know you have it in
Chicken grabs a nearby stick and chases the snake into the
DAVE PREWITT (TV)
Hey, I played it for you last week.
I've got that new El Insecto video,
some live footage of the Voltage,
some really great footage of King
Cheese when they were in the studio,
7-C INT ROSS'S BEDROOM DAY
Hey, Dave, if you don't have the
video, then check this out.
Toe puts his headphones on the receiver and plays the Pigpoke
We just recorded that yesterday at
practice. That's our new song. Hey,
Ross wants to know if you have the
8-B INT WITCHBANGER'S LIVINGROOM DAY
DAVE PREWITT (TV)
I've got "Do You Wanna Dance" right
Bad ass. Will you play that for us?
And come check out the Fuckemos and
Pigpoke tonight at the Blue Flame,
with Nashville Pussy.
DAVE PREWIT (TV)
Thanks Toe, here's the Fuckemos.
The Fuckemos video starts up. We hear a noise outside: KA-
PACK! Ned opens the door and we see a flyer stapled to it.
Ned walks into the living room, it is filled with music
equipment. This is where Witchbanger practices.
I'm in the bathroom.
9 INT WITCHBANGER'S BATHROOM DAY 9
Ned walks over to the bathroom. A magazine comes flying out.
It hits the ground and reads "Ripe & Ready". Chicken is
digging shit out from under the bathtub. Ned draws up the
staple gun like a pistol.
What the fuck are you doing?
Dude, I was trying to catch this rat-
snake that went under the tub and I
found this score of jack mags.
Ned picks up a magazine and sits on the toilet and flips
Christ, it's all old people.
Look on page 43, I call that one the
Ned flips the pages.
Oh, Jesus. You should call that one
the echo chamber.
(simulating and echo
into his hands)
Hello, hello, hello...
Ned tosses the magazine onto the floor, where there is a pile
You got the weed?
Yeah, but we gotta go. It's new
guitar day. We'll roll one on the
So you need money, right?
Yeah. Hey, where's Burtis.
They walk into the living room where the Fuckemos video is
still on. Chicken has a stack of porn in his hand.
Beer store. Hey that's the Fuckemos.
No shit, let's go.
Hold on a sec. I'm gunna call in and
tell Dave about the show tonight.
Chicken picks up the phone.
Come on, dude, we gotta go. The pawn
shop closes pretty soon. Bring those
jack mags, maybe we can get a trade
Ned hangs up the phone and they start to leave. Chicken is
still carrying a handful of porn.
Fuck that, these are mine.
Maybe they're Burtis's.
Chicken drops the magazine in disgust.
10 EXT PAWN SHOP DAY 10
Toe's half dead pickup truck creaks into the parking lot of
the Pawn shop. The music that can be heard playing on his
headphones starts to slow down, eventually coming to a stop
as the batteries die. He tosses the headphones into the
glove box. The clerk is sweeping the sidewalk in front of
the store, preparing to close. Toe hops out and runs in.
The clerk sets down the broom and follows Toe into the store.
The door slams shut, CLANGING the bells tied to the handle.
Ron comes walking up. He notices Toe's truck and peeks
inside through the window. He sees Toe and turns and walks
away. Ron rounds the corner as the ringing of the bells dies
Toe comes busting through the door, proudly cradling his
newly purchased Warlock guitar. Toe tries to start the truck
but nothing happens, he casually pushes his pickup backward
and pops the clutch, starting it up. He drives away, passing
Chicken and Ned on the road, they see each other.
We see Ned riding shotgun in Chicken's car as they pull into
the driveway. Ned hops out and walks up to the pawn shop,
watching Toe drive away. He yanks the door open just as the
clerk was flipping the closed sign. The door comes crashing
shut with the banging of the bells. A second later, Ned
comes bursting out of the door.
He kicks over the trash can by the front door, spilling trash
11 INT TOE'S LIVING ROOM DAY 11
Toe's living room is filled with musical instruments, there's
a Pigpoke banner on the wall and several sheets with cave-
type drawings on them stapled to the wall. Toe, MIC, TRAV
and BO screw up the end of a Pigpoke song. Toe points to the
hieroglyphics they use as sheet music.
No, it's three rabbits, then four of
these little gun things.
Wait..what the fuck the was that?
You only played two rabbits.
Well, what happened to the gophers?
Mic points at the cave scrawlings.
That's not a gopher?
That's not a fucking gopher.
Bo points at the picture.
Look at the bunny ears.
C'mon guys, quit jerking off. We got
a show tonight.
Okay, so which fuckin one is the
It's the one with the ears.
Bo points to the picture.
No shit. Someone play me a fuckin
Toe plays his guitar.
Okay, this is a rabbit. And this is
(yelling over guitar)
Toe keeps on playing, he finally stops.
Man, this guitar rules!
Man, fuck this song, let's bail.
Toe holds up the guitar admiring it.
You know, I bought this with drug
money. That fucking rules.
12 -A EXT TOE'S HOUSE DAY 12
Toe, Trav, and Mic load their equipment into the bed of Toe's
pickup. The house across the street has a band practicing in
their garage, lame funk music is blaring. Toe tosses his
guitar into the bed of his pickup.
Ya know, I was thinkin, I could sell
enough weed to fix up the truck.
Replace all the broken windows and
maybe buy a camper. She'd be ready
for a tour.
Mic drops some equipment into the back of the pickup and it
creaks under the weight.
Man, this piece of crap probably wont
even make it to the show tonight.
Fuck a road trip. We'd stall out
somewhere in Williamson County and
get pimped out by the police and
thrown in the clink.
Dude, she runs just fine. All I need
is like a tune up and maybe some new
And with Tad being under house arrest
for trying to fuck a dryer, I could
make deliveries to all his old
customers like he used to.
Yeah, I heard about that.
Man, I saw that fuckin idiot riding
his fucked up green bike down the
street with a beer bottle in his
mouth and a big ass bag of weed in
13 EXT STREET FLASHBACK DAY 13
A shot of Tad riding a green 20 inch BMX bike, a bag of weed
is in his hand and a beer bottle hanging from his mouth. He
rides up next to a roadside cafe.
Hey, any of you frat boys ever seen
five pound of weed?
The frat boys start to chase Tad.
12-B EXT TOE'S HOUSE DAY
Just riding along like it was nuthin.
Just think about this. It's the last
American adventure, touring across
the nation with your band. The
Cricket will make the trip, she's a
Man, no one even comes to our shows
here in town.
Dude, no one will ever come out if we
don't make something happen. We'll
play and party every night and come
home kings. We'll be so fucking
tight by the time we get home, this
town won't know what hit it.
Bo comes out with his bass rig.
Who won't know what hit who?
I'm talking about a tour.
Fuck, I'm in. It isn't like any of
us have anything better to do anyway.
No shit, I could skip out on rent for
a few months. Fuckin landlord keeps
raising that shit on me anyway.
Exactly. Now, Bo could call around
and get us some shows, and I figure
all I need is a couple of weeks to
move some dope and fix up the Cricket
and we can bail in two weeks.
Mic walks back into the house as Bo loads his gigantic
speaker box into the bed, and Toe ponders the possibilities,
oblivious to Bo's struggling.
Hey, I know this dude, Stu, in North
Austin, he's always lookin for pot.
And he's loaded, I met him at the
titty bar. He was spotting me all
these ones to stuff in the girl's g-
No shit? Can you hook me up with him?
Mic comes out with more drums.
Man, is that the only fucking song
Mic puts the drums in the truck and starts searching for
something on the ground. Bo walks back into the house.
Forget that. Listen, Trav, call that
Stu guy and have him meet us at the
Blue Flame tonight.
Yeah, I got his number right here.
Trav searches his wallet for the phone number. Chicken's car
can be seen in the background. Mic finds a rock and picks it
up. Mic throw a dirt clod at the house of funk and he nearly
hits Chicken's car as it drives by. The car HONKS and keeps
going as the dirt clod explodes on the garage door.
Follow Chicken's vehicle.
(yelling at the car)
14 EXT TOE'S NEIGHBORHOOD - WITCHBANGER'S VEHICLE DAY 14
Chicken and Ned drive past Toe's house and through the
neighborhood. There is fast food trash on the seat between
them. Chicken is turned around watching Mic as he flips them
Fuck your ass! You shitball
Ned grabs the wheel as Chicken nearly hits a parked car.
(continuing; to Ned)
Hold the wheel.
Chicken sticks his head out the window.
(continuing; to Mic)
Chicken flips the bird back at Mic who picks up a rock and
hurls it at the car. They can hear a song as they drive off.
That guy is a freak. Hey, listen to
that song. That's pretty good.
As they drive through the neighborhood, they pass the sounds
of many bands practicing inside their houses. The
neighborhood is filled with bands. One song fades out as
another fades in.
Wait, wait, slow down.
Chicken slows down as they listen to another song coming from
inside a different house on the same block. They drive some
more. Lots of songs fade in and out, slow and rhythmically.
Man, we should get a place over here.
This is the place to live. Every
house has a band.
Maybe we should stop and borrow a
guitar from someone so we can play
our show tonight.
Don't worry about it, Skete will loan
me his Carpal Tunnel Syndrome guitar.
They pull into the driveway of Chicken's house.
15 EXT WITCHBANGER'S HOUSE DAY 15
Chicken parks the car, he and Ned hop out.
Did you get the phone turned back on?
Naw, they said it would be a few days.
Ned walks down the dirt path that leads to the street.
Chicken walks up to the house and enters. Chicken and BURTIS
come out of the house. Chicken is dragging his bass
amplifier and Burtis has an arm-full of drums. They load up
16 -A EXT PAYPHONE DAY 16
Ned walks over to the pay phone across the street and digs
out the change in his pocket. He has four nickels. Ned
looks around the ground, searching for money. Burtis and
Chicken finish loading up the car and they drive over to the
pay phone. Ned is sitting in the dirt waiting.
I only got twenty cents.
Chicken searches the ashtray, but there ore only pennies.
Chicken hops out and looks in the crack of the seat. Ned
opens the back door and does the same. Finally, Burtis joins
in. They search for some time until Burtis pops up.
Burtis hops out of the car proudly displaying the treasure.
Here ya go.
Burtis flips the nickel to Ned, the coin gets lost in the sun
and falls to the ground. Ned picks up the coin, walks back
over to the pay phone and pumps the five nickels into it and
punches seven numbers.
17 -A INT SKETE'S HOUSE EVENING 17
SKETE is crashed out on the couch. His phone starts ringing
but Skete is motionless.
16-B EXT PAYPHONE EVENING
Ned drops the phone and it dangles by the cord, still
ringing. Ned hops in the van and they take off.