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This is your first scene. Last edited by ecurtin23, on 01/08/2015. 0 comments. More scene info.

WRITTEN BY: ERIC CURTIN

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EXT. STREET CORNER - DAY

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A man (JOHNSON) is walking his usual route to work. He looks at his watch at a stop light and then continues walking. Jack sees a homeless man slumped against a wall and gives him some cash.

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Johnson

Here you go buddy.

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Jack begins to walk away.

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homeless man

Hey, come back here, you forgot this.

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The homeless man pulls a mixtape out of his pocket. It appears to be a KIDZ Bop CD.

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homeless man (CONT'D)

It's some good shit. I'm pretty popular on "the streets" right now.

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johnson

What is this?

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homeless man

My mixtape. I recorded some bomb ass shit over that Disney garbage.

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johnson

I didn't want this. I just wanted to give you some change?

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HOMELESS MAN

Oh. Well you get a free mixtape with every donation. Have a listen man!

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johnson

Right. Okay, well... have a nice day.

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Jack continues his walk down the street and stops at McDonalds. Jack waits in line for a moment until it's his turn to order.

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JOHNSON (CONT'D)

Yeah let me just get a #4 and a medium coffee.

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WORKER

Comin' right up.

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Jack pays for his order. A few moments later the food is brought up to the worker. The worker is a pimply faced white guy with cornrows.

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worker (CONT'D)

Enjoy brother. Got a little something extra for you in there you know?

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The worker slides one of his mixtapes into the bag and wraps it up. Johnson looks inside of the bag, then looks up at the worker, who then winks.

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jOHNSON

What? What are you doing?

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worker

That's my mixtape. Trying to make a name for myself. You know how it is.

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johnson

But I dont... I don't want your mixtape?

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worker

Just give it a listen. It's not gonna hurt you man. That shit is fire. I'm trying to get a record deal here.

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The worker stares him down oddly, flares his lips, and does some weird gang symbols.

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johnson

Uh... Okay. Okay thanks.

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Johnson sits down and starts to eat his food. He grabs the mixtape and looks at it for a moment.

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johnson (CONT'D)

What in the fuck is going on?

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Fade out

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int. johnson's office - afternoon

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Johnson sits in his office on the phone with a client. After a few moments, his boss (Bill) walks in. Johnson kindly ends his phone call.

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johnson

Bill! How are you?

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bill

Listen Johnson I'm not gonna sugarcoat this. Your sales haven't necessarily been meeting expectations this month. Now I'm not going to fire you, I just thought I'd give you a warning.

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johnson

Sir, yes, of course I'm aware of this. I apologize. I've just been having some problems at home and it's stressing me out. I promise you, in these next couple of weeks, you'll see some improvement. Is.. is there anything else I can do?

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bill

Well Johnson, I'm very glad to hear that. And yeah, there is something... something easy you can do.

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Bill slowly unbuttons his top shirt buttons and removes his tie. All while making eye contact with Johnson who has a very confused look on his face. He then pulls out a CD.

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bill (CONT'D)

Listen to this self help audio tape. It should really help you get back on track.

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johnson

Awesome. I'll make sure I do. Thanks Bill.

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Bill stands there awkwardly for a few moments.

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johnson (CONT'D)

Did you mean like, right now?

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billY

Yes Johnson, do I sound like I'm joking around?

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johnson

Okay okay. I'm putting it in.

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The CD starts and it's clearly Bill rapping over his own self-made beatboxing recording.

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johnson (CONT'D)

What? Is this a mixtape? What's going on here? Why is everyone giving me these things?

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bill

Everyone? You're saying I have competition? Well anyways, it's called "From Crack to Used Cars: Hustlers Ambitiion." I really think I've got something here.

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johnson

But you've never sold crack!

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bill

That's the beauty of it, Johnson! You don't have to tell the truth in rap music! Do you really think Iggy Azalea is "the realest?" No! Of course not!

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johnson

Listen Bill, I really don't have time to listen to your... whatever this is!

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bill

Johnson, peep that shit or you're fired.

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Bill walks out of the room.

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fade out

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fade in

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int. church confessional - late afternoon

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johnson

Forgive me father, for I have sinned. It's been 10 days since my last confession.

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father

Damn son.

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johnson

What?

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father

Nothing. I mean, go on...

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johnson

I have lied many times sir, even the amount of days since my last confession I lied about. I don't know what to do with myself. My relationship with my wife is falling apart, I'm so behind at work and I can't seem to get on track. I think I'm losing it.

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father

My son, have you heard of "The Devils Temptations?"

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johnson

No.. no I haven't. But I think I get where you're going with this. I need to stop drinking and gambling and quit with all my bad addictions and get my life back together through The Lord. Is that right?

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father

Uh... yes... something like that. It's also the name of a new mix track I've been working on.

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FATHER slides a CD under the booth onto Johnson's side. Johnson jumps up, freaked out.

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father (CONT'D)

Me and a couple of the youth pastors got together and laid down some tracks. It's getting a ton of buzz in the Christian rap community. Might really clear your mind. Lots of lyrics about finding yourself through Jesus, And selling xanax to minors. It even has a feature from our lord and savior Jesus Christ. He tears that shit UP.

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johnson

How is that.. how is that even possible?

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father

Just give it a listen my son.

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Johnson runs out of the church in horror. He gets to his car and sees he has a ticket.

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johnson

Oh great. Just what I need.

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Johnson looks closer at the ticket and sees a CD with a note. "Yo check this shit out it's got 400 plays on Soundcloud. Thx." The CD is titled, "Fuck Police Brutality, Unless It's A Minority." Johnson screams and throws the CD at a wall. He gets into his car and drives away. \

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