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Wedding Preparations Last edited by brad, on 01/25/2006. 2 comments. More scene info.

ext. Church -- day

AlyssD - on 07/16/2009 6 of 6 versions. 2 comments Reverted by sullivan on 04/30/2006

A brooding Gothic structure. Dark gray stone streaked with black. Imposing. Guests exit limos, line the steps leading to the CHAPEL.

JasonVanHanswyk - on 07/18/2009 4 versions.

ext. Church/staircase -- continuous

AlyssD - on 07/16/2009

Old Money New England mixes with Old Money China. Elaborate hats for the ladies, Sharp hand-made suits for the men. White-gloved USHERS assist. We might notice how ATHLETIC these young men and women are. And observant.

JasonVanHanswyk - on 07/18/2009 2 versions.

Int. Chapel -- continuous

AlyssD - on 07/16/2009

The cathedral space echoes as the organist plays. Guests are seated to the left and right. The GROOMSMEN line the front of the chapel. Maybe a little more watchful than expectant. Interesting.

AlyssD - on 07/16/2009

int. bridal chamber -- continuous

AlyssD - on 07/16/2009

Giggling half-dressed women rush around the nervous BRIDE, KRIS ANDERSON (late 20s), an athletic and striking blonde. She's looking for something. Frantically.

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The Maid of Honor, MISTY (30ish), approaches. A VEIL held out like a peace offering. She speaks low, the BRIDE-WHISPERER at work.

AlyssD - on 07/16/2009 9 versions.

misty

Deep breathes. Nice and slow. You can do this....

AlyssD - on 07/16/2009 6 versions.

kris

The biggest day of my life and...

AlyssD - on 07/16/2009 5 versions.

misty

And we're putting on the veil.

AlyssD - on 07/16/2009 9 versions.

She slips it on Kris' head. Puts her hands on Kris' shoulders to steady her.

AlyssD - on 07/16/2009

misty (CONT'D)

You will be fine. You can do this.

AlyssD - on 07/16/2009

kris

I can not go out there without my Grammy Lucinda's lucky charm. It's my something old.

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 11 versions.

Kris finally catches Misty's eyes. Distressed. Misty smiles. Digs into her BRA. Pulls out... a Derringer. Nice.

AlyssD - on 07/16/2009 6 versions.

misty

Take mine. I'll find yours. We'll swap 'em afterwards.

AlyssD - on 07/16/2009 5 versions.

KRIS

I don't know. It just doesn't feel right.

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 2 versions.

MISTY

Krissy, I've never known you to be this superstitious. Let's not tell the Captain about this, m'kay? He wouldn't like it.

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 11 versions.

Kris stares at the gun for a moment, relents and takes it. Then slides it into the lacy, light blue leg holster around her taut, tanned thigh.

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 9 of 9 versions. 2 comments Reverted by goodbyeCalifornia on 01/22/2007

KRIS

It's my something blue.

TheScribe - on 07/01/2006

MISTY

Yeah. No, I totally get it. But why? We're at T minus thirty seconds, by the way.

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 8 versions.

kris

I dunno. I guess I'm old-fashioned like that.

enentrup - on 10/24/2010

Kris smooths her dress out and the two women size each other up. Misty beams at the beautiful bride-to-be.

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 4 of 4 versions. Reverted by rbucks on 09/08/2007

MISTY

I swear, if you get all sappy and make me cry, I'm going to kick your ass at your own wedding.

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 5 versions.

Kris checks herself in the mirror one last time.

TheScribe - on 07/01/2006

Kris

Good luck with that.

TheScribe - on 07/01/2006 3 versions.

EXT. chapel — continuous

star - on 01/26/2006

An array of limos and vehicles shroud the streets. It's a huge affair, with hundreds of guests dressed to the nines.

POV - SNIPER'S CROSSHAIRS

iconocrat - on 09/17/2007

A tall Chinese man wearing a panama hat steps out of a limo adorned with Chinese flags. This is THE SMOKING DRAGON, early 60's. Despite unnaturally jet black hair, his receding hairline reveals his age. He wears Vuarnet sunglasses and a form-fitting silver suit with a bolo tie.

JasonVanHanswyk - on 07/12/2009 9 versions.

EXT. CHAPEL OUTSKIRTS — DAY

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 2 versions.

FRANK, an FBI sniper, lowers his rifle and picks up a walkie-talkie.

frank

(to walkie-talkie) I've got a positive ID on The Dragon. That's a positive on The Dragon.

eugenjung - two years ago 2 versions.

EXT. CHAPEL — DAY

eugenjung - two years ago 2 versions.

In front of the chapel an effusive SGT. BERKOFF receives the guests at the door with a huge smile. He greets people warmly by name, takes their oversized gifts and introduces them to an usher.

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 7 versions.

He very clearly speaks each guest's name to the usher:

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 2 versions.

Berkoff

William, this is Mr. Chang. He's a very important visitor from Hong Kong. Please be sure he finds an excellent seat.

brad - on 01/29/2006

The guests, feeling they're receiving first-class treatment, smile and happily follow the usher to their seats.

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 4 versions.

INT. MEN's dressing room — continuous

brad - on 01/26/2006

CLOSE on a pair of hands deftly reassembling a fully field-stripped semi-auto pistol from parts set out on a towel at a desk.

enentrup - on 10/24/2010 6 versions.

LUKE

(O.S.) Twenty-two seconds!

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A group of tuxedoed men lean against the walls of the room drinking coffee from styrofoam cups, cheer LUKE as he completes the reassembly, drives home a fresh magazine and cycles the slide.

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DAVE ROBBINS, the groom, stands afront a mirror fumbling with his bow tie. He fails to tie it, and starts over.

enentrup - on 10/24/2010 4 versions.

DAVE

I'm glad you could all be here. It took some doing, y'know. It really means a lot to have you guys backing me up. Thanks.

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 6 versions.

LUKE

You're not going to go all gay on us right before your wedding, are ya?

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 3 versions.

Dave continues to struggle with his tie. One of the other groomsmen steps up to help.

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 5 versions.

Dave

Seriously, guys. Thank you. There's nobody I'd rather have standing up there with me.

TheScribe - on 07/01/2006 2 versions.

Luke polishes the pistol with a rag, then authoritatively docks it in his shoulder harness before picking up his tux jacket. He looks up at Dave and smiles.

enentrup - on 10/24/2010 4 versions.

luke

There's nowhere we'd rather be right now.

BrianO11 - on 10/26/2008 2 versions.

He gently slides on his jacket, preening the fit and finish of his tux. The groomsmen nod solemnly.

enentrup - on 10/24/2010 7 versions.

INT. hallway — continuous

brad - on 01/27/2006

PAULA, a young woman dressed in a trim business suit, hustles down the hallway. Equipped with headset and clipboard, she would appear to be a wedding planner - if it weren't for the pistol on her hip. Hand on ear, she listens to her headset.

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 5 versions.

Paula

(quietly) Positive I.D. on Smoking Dragon. Roger.

star - on 02/01/2006 2 versions.

She KNOCKS briskly on a door to her right. Opens it to reveal BOB WILLIAMS, a graying middle-aged man with a broad, friendly face dressing himself in a priest's robe.

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 4 versions.

Paula (CONT'D)

It's time, Bob.

brad - on 01/27/2006

Bob smiles wryly, his Santa Claus eyes twinkling.

TheScribe - on 07/01/2006 4 versions.

bob

That's Father Bob, Paula.

He dramatically pulls a shotgun off the table.

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 3 versions.

BOB (CONT'D)

May my rod and staff comfort thee.

He gives her a wink. Paula rolls her eyes and exits down the hall. Bob slides the gun into a holster sewn into his robe.

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 3 versions.

Paula KNOCKS on the door to the men's dressing room. Dave's friend is just finishing his tie.

TheScribe - on 07/01/2006 5 versions.

Paula

It's time, gentlemen.

brad - on 01/27/2006

Luke stands and tucks a pistol into his jacket before straightening his hair and smoothing his shirt. He looks around at the circle of men.

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 2 versions.

Luke

You heard her, boys. It's go time, let's do this!

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 5 versions.

The groomsmen file out past Paula, leaving Dave alone at the mirror.

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 5 versions.

Paula

Hey Dave, good luck out there.

brad - on 01/27/2006

Dave turns to her with a million-dollar smile.

sullivan - on 04/30/2006 2 versions.

Dave

Thanks, babe. I just wish it were the real deal.

TheScribe - on 07/01/2006 4 versions.

Paula

You won't have to wait too much longer. Don't worry.

TheScribe - on 07/01/2006 4 versions.

Dave nods wistfully and tugs on his tux jacket. From the table drawer he pulls out a snub-nosed pistol and slides it into his shoulder holster. Straightening his jacket, he pats the pistol affectionately.

iconocrat - on 09/14/2007 5 versions.

Dave takes a deep breath.

dkmcb01 - on 08/21/2006

Dave

Okay. I'm ready.

TheScribe - on 07/01/2006 3 versions.

He winks at himself in the mirror, then heads out the door, following his groomsmen.

brad - on 02/28/2006 2 versions.

There is classical music playing in the background and you can hear the sound of people mumbling.

spop - on 01/21/2009
 
 
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