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Remembering Last edited by AndrewMetzger, on 03/18/2009. 0 comments. More scene info.

INt. Beach House - DAY

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A middle-aged man, JERRY, hurries over to a phone, picks it up. He is sweating, breathing heavily. He dials quickly.

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JERRY

Please pick up, please pick ---

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He looks down and notices the phone cord has been cut. He drops the phone, and turns around. A CREAK is heard from upstairs. Jerry looks up the stairs, sees nothing. He looks next to the phone, eyes his car keys. He grabs them. He quickly scurries to his car, and gets in. He slams the door, and starts to frantically stick the keys into the ignition. He succeeds, a ROAR of the engine is heard. He adjusts his mirror, to reveal a scarred-faced man, BILL, his blue eyes sharp as daggers. He smirks.

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BILL

Hello Jerry.

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JERRY

Bill! Ah! Look, I don't have them yet. I told him I'd get the letters to him by next week, he said I had until then! He said I had until then!

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BILL

He lied.

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Bill shoots Jerry, the bullet going through the seat. Jerry slumps over onto the wheel. Bill whips out phone, dials.

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BILL (CONT'D)

Two down. One more to go.

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He closes phone. He leans forward, and reaches into Jerry's coat. He pulls out a thick envelope.

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BILL (CONT'D)

Looks like you lied too.

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INT. [THREE WEEKS EARLIER] Day-to-Day Chronicles Newspaper HQ Bathroom - DAY

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THREE WEEKS EARLIER. We hear the sound of someone throwing up. We are in a bathroom. JAMES, stumbles out of a stall. James, a young, low-confidence, portly, nervous man, isn't sure what he wants in life. He uses the sink, splashes water on his face. As he looks into the mirror, he fixes his hair.

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JAMES

Pull yourself together James. Come on!

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He slaps himself.

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JAMES

Ouch. Ok. You can do this. You need this! You --- ugh!

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He runs back into the stall to throw up some more.

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INT. Day-to-Day Chronicles Newspaper HQ JERRY'S Office - Day

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James walks up to a SECRETARY's desk. Curly hair, gives off an un-enthusiastic vibe. Often sits there waiting for her lunch break. He stands there awkwardly, his fist clenched. Secretary looks up, waiting for him to speak. He doesn't.

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Secretary

Yes?

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James

Um, yeah I uh - I'm here to - um -

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Secretary

Do you have an appointment with Mr. Savage?

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James

Yes! Yes! I have an appointment.

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Secretary

Ok. Your name sir?

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JamES

Yes.

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Secretary

Yes sir. Your name.

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JAMES

My name?

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Secretary

Yes, what is it!?

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JAMES

Oh. Uh, it's uh, James. James St--Stutter.

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Secretary

Super.

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After she looks at her book, she presses button on phone.

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Secretary (CONT'D)

Mr. Savage? There is a Mr. James Stutter here to see you.

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JERRY

[Phone filter] Oh yes, let him in.

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Secretary

You can see him.

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JAMES

Huh?

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Secretary points to dooor.

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Secretary

Through the door!

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James

Oh! Oh! Right! Thank you!

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Jerry stumbles to the door, smiles back at the Secretary, and goes into the office. At the other side of the room sits JERRY. This is the same man who was killed at the beginning. In his 40's, he is quick-witted and always looking for a way out of doing the maximum amount of work. James stands at the door.

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JERRY

You the fresh meat?

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JAMES

Uh...

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JERRY

Ha ha ha of course you are. Come, have a seat.

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JERRY (CONT'D)

Yes sir.

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Jerry awkwardly travels to the chair in front of Jerry's desk. He sits down, his back straight. He's clutching his briefcase for dear life.

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Jerry (CONT'D)

What's wrong kid, you sick?

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James

No, no.

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Jerrb

Oh, good. I'm tellin' ya, everyone I know is coming down with some damn cold, and soon enough I'm gonna catch it and be subject to staying home and hearing the constant ramblings (PHONE rings) of a crazy psycho bi---

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He picks up the phone after it begins to ring. Talks into it, with a smile.

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Jerry (CONT'D)

---Beeatrice! I'm working, what is it? What? I don't care if it's wet, just let it dry. Leave it outside in the sun for a few hours!

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He slams the phone down, looks up at James.

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JERRY

Heh, cat got caught in the sprinklers. So, you're a photographer eh.

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JAMES

Yes I have some -

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James starts to pull out some photos to show James, but stops.

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JERRY

Of course you are. You look like a photographer! Which is what we need. Hell, we need anybody at this point.

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JAMES

How much is the pay?

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Jerry

(coughs) Excuse me?

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James

Um, how much money?

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Jerry

Money? Is that all you're worried about? Kid, at your age, that's the last thing I worried about. Sure, my parents were rich and powerful, but I still never thought about money.

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James

Well, I've got to pay for my mom's hospital bills and -

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Jerry

She sick?

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James

Yes. She had some major surgery that -

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Jerry

Terrible thing, hospitals. I once had to stay in a hospital for a day, broke my pinky finger trying to open a tupperware.

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He shows his pinky.

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Jerry (CONT'D)

Still can't get it to bend down all the way.

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James

Um, sir?

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Jerry

Right sorry. If you want the job, you got it. Hell you can start today. We need someone to cover the governor's speech in town today. You up for it?

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James

Oh, yes! Yes!

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Jerry

Alright kid. You've got (looks at watch) three hours 'till.

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JAMES

Thank you sir, thank you!

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Jerry

No problem. (Phone Rings) Now, get out.

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James stumbles as he gets up, grabs his briefcase.

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James

Sir I won't disappoint you, I promise that I will take the best photos possible and -

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JerrY

That's great kid. Get out. No wait, I'm sorry, that was rude. Please, get out.

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James quickly leaves office. Jerry smirks, picks up phone.

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Jerry (CONT'D)

Christ woman just use a blow dryer on the damn ca-----

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Voice on Phone

Do you have them yet?

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Jerry

Oh! (coughs) I told him yesterday, no, I - I don't have them at the moment. I need more time. Cut me some slack I've got a lot of shit that I've been dealing wi-

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Voice on Phone

You have one more day.

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There is a silence. The person on the other line hangs up. DIAL TONE.

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Jerry (CONT'D)

Hello? Ugh. (hangs up phone) Shit.

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EXT. City street - Day

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James is walking on a busy sidewalk. He is talking into CELL PHONE.

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JAMES

I can't believe it either. (beat) No he didn't even ask for any samples (beat) I knew you'd be proud. (beat) I'll be home for dinner. (beat) I love you too (beat) Mom.

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He hangs up phone. He stops, looks out to the street, and puts his hand up.

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James (CONT'D)

Taxi! Taxi!

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Taxi pulls up in front of him. James, looking astonished, opens door and gets in backseat. In the driver seat is HAMEEN, a middle-eastern man who has great intelligence and passion, despite the fact he hates his job. British accent. He looks in his review mirror as James climbs in.

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HAMEEN

Good day to you.

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HAMEEN (CONT'D)

Where to?

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James

Leo Carillo State Park?

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HAMEEN

You got it.

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They drive off. James pulls out CAMERA. He starts to load film into it. HAMEEN hears the clicking and sees the camera in the review mirror reflection.

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HAMEEN (CONT'D)

Some nice equipment you got there mate.

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James

Oh, thanks.

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HAMEEN

You a photographer?

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James

Well, I like to take pictures.

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HAMEEN

Ha ha, I think that makes you a photographer.

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James

I just got a job at Day-to-Day Chronicles.

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HAMEEN

Oh yeah? Congratulations!

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James

Yeah it's something I've wanted to do for a long time. I mean, I love it, and also it's been hard to put bread on the table too.

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HAMEEN

Ah, that I can relate to that. Driving a cab is alright but you sometimes get those bastards who don't end up paying and dash out of the car like a corrupt politician.

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James

What do you do?

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Hameen

What can I do? I'm a middle-eastern cab-driver in the middle of New York city.

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James

I see your point.

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HAMEEN (CONT'D)

Speaking of politicians, I think I know why you are going to park. You're taking pictures of the governor's speech.

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James

Yes actually.

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Hameen

Eh, he's alright. I voted for the other guy.

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