1 FADE UP ON: 1 The humming stillness of an American suburb on a summer’s day: nannies push strollers, joggers jog, mailmen deliver, dogs are walked, kids shoot hoop in wide open driveways. On a quiet, tree-lined street we pick up two young athleticlooking boys riding bikes. LASER ALLGOOD (15) and his friend, Clay (15). Like bats out of hell they pass block after block of charming, evenly spaced houses until they round a corner and drop their bikes in front of a large ranch house. 2 INT. CLAY’S HOUSE - MOMENTS LATER 2 They walk inside. We HEAR a baseball game on TV in another room. 3 INT. CLAY’S BATHROOM - MOMENTS LATER 3 Clay pounds on blue pills with a hammer, reducing them to powder. Laser watches. LASER I don’t know, dude. Clay cuts the powder into lines with a school ID card. CLAY B minus in geometry, yo! This shits the bomb! Clay rolls up a dollar bill and takes a snort. Then hands the rolled up bill to Laser. CLAY (CONT’D) Add it up, son. Laser takes the bill, bends over and snorts a line. 4 INT. CLAY’S HOUSE - TV ROOM - LATER 4 Laser and Clay wrestle on the floor while Clay’s DAD watches a baseball game on TV. They bump into the couch. Clay’s dad looks back, menacing.
CLAY’S FATHER Hey, ladies! Take it down a notch. The boys keep wrestling, wired from the pills. Again, they knock into the couch. Clay’s dad spins around, pissed. CLAY’S FATHER (CONT’D) What did I just say?! The Dad grabs Clay, pulls him off of Laser and over the couch. He gets his son in a headlock, forcing the boy’s face into his big fat sweaty armpit. Both Dad and Clay enjoy the brutal play. Clay laughs manically. CLAY Let me go! GOLDENROD REVISION AUGUST 3rd 2009 2. CLAY’S FATHER Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time. CLAY Dad, your pits smell like burnt ass! Get off me! As Laser observes this male-bonding between father and son, we note a trace of longing on his face. 5 INT. ALLGOOD HOUSE - GIRL’S BEDROOM - DAY 5 Part Oxford reading room, part teenage girl’s lair. On the bed we see JONI ALLGOOD (18). It’s her room. Sitting next to her on the bed is her best girl friend, SASHA, (18). Sasha’s checking out Joni’s FACEBOOK PAGE. Joni’s best guy friend, JAI (18) sits against the wall, playing with the Allgood’s bulldog, BISCUIT.