The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions become stronger.
FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY
ON THE TV - - is Tappy Tibbons, America's favorite television personality. His charismatic personality shines for the entire world to see. His audience cheers wildly. AUDIENCE Juice by Tappy! Juice by Tappy! Juice by Tappy! ooooOOOOH! Tappy's got juice! Tappy's got juice! ooooOOOOH Tappy! TAPPY TIBBONS Thank you! Thank you vey much! Today's winner is a flight attendant from Washington DC. Will you please welcome Mary - Suddenly, the plug is pulled. The TV flickers off and we - CUT TO: THE PRESENTATION TITLES, THEN - CUT TO: INT. SARA'S LIVING ROOM - DAY Harry Goldfarb, young twenties, is an eccentric kid with a seductive smile. He tries to stop his mother, Sara Goldfarb, from locking herself in the closet. HARRY Ma! Ma! C'mon, Ma! SARA Harold. Please. Not again the TV. She slams the door closed and Harry talks to the shut door. HARRY Why do you haveta make such a big deal out of this? Eh? You know you'll have the set back in a couple of hours. No answer. 2. HARRY (CONT'D) Why ya gotta make me feel guilty? (frustrated) Ahhh... Harry walks across the room to the early eighties TV with ridiculous rabbit ears. Sara locks the door and retreats to the back of the closet. Harry starts to push the set on its stand when suddenly it jerks - almost falling. Harry spies a thick bicycle chain going from around the TV to the radiator. HARRY (CONT'D) Jesus! Whatta ya tryin' to do, eh? You tryin' to get me to break my own mother's set? Or break the radiator? Harry marches to the closet. HARRY (CONT'D) ..an' maybe blow up the whole house? You tryin' to make me a killer? Your own son? Your own flesh and blood? WHATTA YA DOIN' TA ME? YOUR OWN SON!!! Then, a thin key slowly peeks out from under the closet door. Harry works it out with his fingernail and yanks it up. HARRY (CONT'D) Why do you always gotta play games with my head for krist's sake? Don't you have any considerations for my feelings? Why do you haveta make my life so difficult? And then, meekly from the closet - SARA Harold, I wouldn't. The chain isn't for you. The robbers. HARRY Then why didn't you tell me? The set almost fell. I coulda had a heart attack. Sara shakes her head in the darkness. SARA You should be well, Harold. 3. HARRY Then why won't you come out? Harry tries to open the locked closet door but can't. HARRY (CONT'D) See what I mean? See how you always gotta upset me? Harry walks to the TV, unlocks the chain and starts to wheel the TV towards the front door. He pauses by the closet. HARRY (CONT'D) Ma? Ma? C'mon out? Please, Ma. No response. Inside, Sara hugs her knees. Then, he throws up his hands, mumbles - HARRY Eh, screw it. - and pushes the set carefully out of the apartment. In the closet, Sara hears the door shut. She mumbles to herself - SARA It's not happening. And if it should be happening it would be alright, so don't worry, Seymour. It'll all work out. You'll see already. In the end it's all nice. SMASH CUT TO: BLACK - - AND THE TITLE: 'REQUIEM FOR A DREAM' TITLES BEGIN - EXT. SARA'S APARTMENT - HALLWAY - CONTINUOUS Waiting for Harry is Tyrone C. Love, young twenties, leaning against the wall, playing skillfully with a yo-yo. Taking his time, Tyrone helps Harry wheel the set to the dingy elevator. TYRONE Sheeit, this mutha startin' to look a little seedy, man. 4. HARRY What's the matter, ya particular all of a sudden? TYRONE Hey, baby, ah don't care if it's growin' hair just so's we get our braid. CUT TO: EXT. SARA'S BUILDING - BRIGHTON BEACH, BROOKLYN - DAY Lining the front of the building in beach chairs are ten female Yentas absorbing the sun and passing judgement on Harry. Harry says hello and is greeted by a chorus of fake, sarcastic 'hellos' in return. CUT TO: EXT. STREETS OF BRIGHTON BEACH AND CONEY ISLAND Harry and Tyrone carefully navigate the TV through the streets of the old Brooklyn neighborhood. They go under the elevated train, past the giant, dying projects, across the boardwalk, beneath the shadows of the towering parachute jump and through the cracking and boarded- up amusement park. THE TITLES END. A HARD CUT TO: BLACK ON THE SCREEN IN WHITE LETTERS: 'SUMMER' CUT TO: INT. PAWN SHOP - DAY Old and squat Mr. Rabinowitz shakes his head as Harry and Tyrone push the set into his store. He stands behind a cage of bulletproof glass with all of the pawn shop's possessions. MR RABINOWITZ So look, the table too already. 5. HARRY Hey, what do you want from me? I can't schlep it on my back. MR RABINOWITZ You got a friend. TYRONE Hey man, I ain't my leper's schlepper. Harry chuckles. MR RABINOWITZ Such a son. A goniff. Your mother needs you like a moose needs a hat rack. The pawn shop owner clucks his tongue and slowly counts out the money. CUT TO: QUICK HIP-HOP MONTAGE: Lighter flicks-liquid on spoon sizzles-tourniquet snaps- needle sucks-hand slaps vein-a thunderous rush of liquid-and finally an ecstatic sigh. INT. TYRONE'S DIVE PAD - LATER Tyrone's pad is run down but it'll do. Tight on Harry back- spinning a record on the turntable and halting the beat. Then he lets the other turntable spin and start a new tune. TYRONE Sheeit, that's some boss scag, baby. I mean DYN-A-MITE. HARRY Yeah, man, something else. Harry calmly watches the record spin. CUT TO: INT. DONUT SHOP - NIGHT - LATER Tyrone and Harry sit at the counter of an all-night donut shop, sipping hot chocolate and eating chocolate Crullers. 6. TYRONE Ya know what we oughta do, man? Huh? We oughta get a piece of this Brody shit and cut it and off it, ya dig? HARRY This stuff's good enough to cut in half and still get you wasted. We could double our money. Easy. TYRONE That's right. An' then we buy a couple a pieces an' we got something' else goin', man. It sure would be righteous. HARRY In no time we'd get a pound of pure straight from Sal the Geep. TYRONE No hassles. That's all I want, no hassles. Just then, a hulking Cop sits down on the stool next to Harry. Tyrone and Harry both fall silent and slowly sip their hot chocolates. Harry looks down at the Cop's gun. It's maybe six inches from his hand. Slowly, he reaches over and undoes the safety latch on the Cop's holster. Tyrone's eyes fill with fear. The Waitress comes over and gives the Cop his office. WAITRESS Can I get you a - Just then, Harry yanks the gun out of the holster. The Cop spins around. Harry retreats - COP Hey! Hey! Harry smiles as the Cop charges. Tyrone snickers. Then Harry tosses the gun over the Cop's head. Tyrone catches it. The Cop chases Tyrone. 7. Harry and Tyrone laugh as they toss the gun back and forth just over the frustrated Cop's head. The Cop slips and falls on his ass and we - CUT BACK TO: Reality. Five minutes earlier - WAITRESS Anything else? Huh? Tyrone butts Harry. Harry looks up at the Waitress who stares at him. The towering Cop looks over as well. WAITRESS Well. HARRY No, no. Just the check. The Cop returns to his donut. CUT TO: INT. PAWN SHOP - DAY Mr Rabinowitz shakes his head as Sara enters. He pulls out a ledger book that is labeled 'Sara Goldfarb's TV'. MR RABINOWITZ Good evening, Mrs Goldfarb. SARA Good evening, Mr Rabinowitz, though I'm not so sure how good it is. And you? MR RABINOWITZ Uh, so what can I say? Are you wanting your TV? SARA Yes, if you don't mind. Sara pulls a crinkled ten dollar bill out of the corner of her blouse and hands it to Mr Rabinowitz. MR RABINOWITZ Mrs Goldfarb, can I ask you a question, you won't be taking it personal? Sara shrugs. 8. MR RABINOWITZ How many years we know each other? (he nods his head) Who's to count? Why don't you tell already the police so maybe they could talk to Harry and he wouldn't be stealing no more the TV. SARA Oooo, Mr Rabinowitz, I couldn't, Harold's my only child. He's all I have. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S LIVING ROOM - LATER Sara chains the TV to the radiator again. She turns on the set, adjusts the rabbit ears and watches whatever is on. Sara smiles as she settles into her chair. She cermoniously removes the plastic wrapper from around a box of chocolates. Immediately, she pulls out a chocolate, covered cream and lets it dissolve in her mouth. Her eyes shut in gentle ecstasy. CUT TO: EXT. SEACOAST TOWER - DAY Looking straight up at the thirty-storey building with sharp eyes is Marion. She is beautiful, fresh, and in her young twenties. Harry, with a stack of newspapers under his arm, comes up from behind and kisses her on the neck. CUT TO: SEACOAST TOWER'S FOYER Harry randomly presses one of countless buzzers. An Old Lady responds a moment later. OLD LADY Hello? Who is it? Harry mumbles into the speaker. He and Marion try to hold their laughter. OLD LADY Who? 9. Harry mumbles again. When the buzzer rings we're on - THE ELEVATOR - in black-and-white video. A security camera watches Harry and Marion jump around as they head to the - TOP FLOOR PING! Harry dips his head out the open doors. All clear. He grabs Marion and they dash to the - STAIRWELL - where red, bold warnings on the emergency exit roof door threaten alarm if the door is opened. MARION What do we do now? Harry pulls out a wire from his back pocket and shorts the alarm. Then, he kicks the roof door open. White light rushes in. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S LIVING ROOM Her phone rrrings and Sara leans towards it but she continues to adjust the rabbit ears on her set, torn between the priorty of the two activities. Finally, four rings later, she lunges for the phone and flops down in her viewing chair. She is greeted by a Cheery Voice. SARA Hello? CHEERY VOICE (off-screen) Mrs Goldfarb? Mrs Sara Goldfarb? SARA It's me. Speaking. The voice is so enthusiastic that she looks over to the TV to see if it's coming from there. 10. CHEERY VOICE (off-screen) Mrs Goldfarb, this is Lyle Russel from Malin & Block. SARA I'm not interested in - CHEERY VOICE (off-screen) Wait, Mrs Goldfarb. I'm not selling anything. Nothing. I just want to offer you a chance to be on television. SARA Television? CHEERY VOICE (off-screen) That's right, Mrs Goldfarb. SARA Look, I don't have any - CHEERY VOICE (off-screen) I'm not looking for money, Mrs Goldfarb. I'm calling to tell you you've already won. Your name was selected from a long list of available contestants. You've been chosen and you now have an opportunity to be on television. SARA Me? On television? Sara's eyes light up. LYLE RUSSEL (off-screen) That's right, Mrs Goldfarb. You on television. SARA I never thought I'd be on television. I'm just a - LYLE RUSSEL (off-screen) Malin & Block discovers contestants for most of America's favorite television shows. 11. SARA Ooooooo... Me... me... on... oh I can't... LYLE RUSSEL (off-screen) Yes, Mrs Goldfarb, you. Congratulations! I can't tell you why you are so lucky, but you are. Congratulations! Sara falls against the back of the viewing chair, one hand clutches desperately at the phone, the other on top of her dress. Her eyes bulge, her mouth hangs open. LYLE RUSSEL (off-screen) You will receive all necessary information in the mail, Mrs Goldfarb. Goodbye and... God bless. Click! Sara tries to catch her breath. She awakens from her ecstasy when the phone beeps its off-the-hook sound. INT. SARA'S BEDROOM - A BIT LATER Sara picks up a framed photo. The picture was taken on Harry's high school graduation day years ago. Harry, in the middle, is an eighteen-year-old in cap and gown. Sara's husband Seymour hovers over Harry's left shoulder. On Harry's right is a younger-looking Sara. She is thirty pounds lighter, has brilliant red hair and wears a red dress and gold shoes. Sara stares at her outfit. Then she rushes to the closet. As she hums a tuneless monotone, she carefully pulls out the last dress on the hook. She ceremoniously removes the dry-cleaning plastic and smiles at her red dress. She puts it on. In the mirror she looks over one shoulder and then the other. She tries to zip up the back, but after half an inch and many minutes of exertion she gives up. On her hands and knees, she searches through mounds of shoes for the special pair. She pulls out the gold shoes and dusts them off. Shakily, Sara puts them on. She smiles at herself in the mirror. CUT TO: 12. EXT. ROOF - DAY Harry and Marion throw paper airplanes down on the dying amusement park. HARRY ... but why you so hard on your folks? I mean, they give you the bread for rent, money for the shrink - MARION They bug me. They're fucking hypocrites. Harry shrugs - no big deal. MARION Like they're in that big house with all their cars and money. They pay me off so they don't have to deal with me. They pay off charities to deal with their racism. Then we'll see how liberal they are when I come home with a black guy. HARRY You know what you gotta do. MARION Yeah. HARRY You gotta get away from them. MARION How? HARRY What about your clothes? Maybe you could sell them. Open a store. MARION I can't. HARRY Why? MARION When will I have time to hang with you? 13. A deserved kiss. CUT TO: EXT. ADA'S APARTMENT - HALLWAY - CONTINUOUS Sara, barely wearing her red dress, knocks on a door. Ada, an orange-haired woman Sara's age, answers the door. ADA So where's the party? SARA Party, schmarty. This is like all the parties. When I tell you, you'll jump out the window. ADA A basement window, I hope. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S BEDROOM Ada tries to stuff Sara into her red dress but it ain't happening. ADA Well, I have a great diet book. SARA Zophtic. CUT BACK TO: EXT. EMERGENCY EXIT DOOR Marion grabs Harry's short-circuit wire. Harry, who's already inside, looks at his girl's mischievous eyes. HARRY Marion! Harry gets it. He smiles. Then, Marion yanks the wire. ALARMS SCREAM!!! Harry and Marion bolt to the - TOP FLOOR - where both elevators charge the top floor. 14. MARION They're coming. Harry grabs Marion's hand and pulls her down the hallway. Dead end. Harry and Marion squeeze against the doorway -- fighting the urge to crack-up. Then: PING! -- the elevator. A Security Guard charges out. Harry and Marion hold their breath. The Guard heads straight for the staircase. Then our criminals charge -- THE ELEVATOR -- and in black-and-white video make out all the way down. THEN: EXT. SEACOAST TOWER - DAY Harry and Marion burst out of the front door laughing, alarms ringing behind them. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S MAILBOX - DAY The mailbox opens and Sara disappointedly peers into the empty darkness. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S APARTMENT Sara sits in her viewing chair watching television and reading her diet book as she slides herself a chocolate. The diet book is called 'Ten Pounds in Ten Days.' She flips through about a hundred pages of introduction until she comes to the words, 'FIRST WEEK.' She stares at the page and suddenly she becomes concerned. She reaches for a chocolate-covered caramel as we read the page with her: BREAKFAST 15. 1 hard-boiled egg 1/2 grapefruit 1 cup black coffee (no sugar) LUNCH 1 hard-boiled egg 1/2 grapefruit 1/2 cup lettuce (no dressing) 1 cup black coffee (no sugar) DINNER 1 hard-boiled egg 1/2 grapefruit 1 cup black coffee (no sugar) NOTE: Drink at least 2 quarts of water each day. Sara stares and chews Her eyes focus on the words, 'no' '1,' and '1/2'. They focus on the repetition of meals. They focus on the insanity, searching for the real information between the lines. She hears a giggle and turns to look at the refrigerator. The fridge tremors slightly -- a small mechanical rattle. Defeated, she drops the book and reaches for another chocolate. Her head starts to hang and tears begin to well up in her eyes. But then she notices something on the television. TAPPY TIBBONS Now, let's meet our next winner. Straight from Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, let's give juicy welcome to Mrs Sara Goldfarb. There she is! Herself dressed in red, her hair gorgeous red, walking across the screen, so slim, so trim, so sexy. Such curves. This is Red Sara. Our Sara's tears fade as her chin lifts and she begins to smile. She watches Red Sara pose for the television audience. She can hear the applause and the wolf whistles. She puts the chocolates away and lifts up the book -- new hope. CUT TO: 16. INT. MARION'S APARTMENT - MIDSUMMER DAY Bright, summer sun shoots through the window and screams across Marion's living room floor until it slows and falls upon Harry and Marion. They are asleep, fully dressed in each other's arms. The racing sounds of the outside midday summer traffic dissipate and they are alone in a vacuum of melodious heartbeats and deep breaths. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S APARTMENT - DAY Ada strips Sara's hair wth a smelly home-made peroxide concoction at the sink. They're positioned so that they can both watch the TV set from the corners of their eyes. SARA Ech, what a smell. That's the Gawanus Canal? ADA Just relax, Dolly, you got a long way to go. You'll get used to it. SARA Get used to it? I'm almost losing my appetite. They chuckle SARA When's lunch? Bigger laugh. ADA Sweetie, we're lucky if we're finished before supper. SARA So long? ADA That's right. With you we're starting from scratch one. SARA And I thought I would catch a little sun today. 17. ADA In a box you'll catch it. You just relax and think how gorgeous you'll look with your red hair. Today the hair, tomorrow the sun. CUT TO: INT. MARION'S KITCHEN Marion straightens up the kitchen. Harry is spinning some records on his portable turntable. Tyrone plays with his yo-yo. MARION Anybody wanna waste some time? Marion pulls out three pills. Harry and Tyrone each grab one. Ingestion... WIDE SHOT of the kitchen in time lapse. The next three- minute scene is actually a three-hour event as Harry, Marion and Tyrone hang out. We listen to them at normal, if not slightly slowed down, speed. HARRY I'm starving. TYRONE Yeah, me too, get me a Snickers. HARRY Damn, Ty, don't you eat anything except Snickers? TYRONE Yeah, Chuckles. Ah digs Chuckles. MARION You sure as hell don't know anything about eating, man. HARRY What you need is some good noodle soup. TYRONE Sheeit, Pepsi and Snickers'll take care of anything. HARRY And maybe some bread. 18. TYRONE I prefer the type that goes in my pocket not my mouth. HARRY Exactly. Angel told me about a job -- In the flash of an eye, Harry changes record after record, Tyrone rolls a joint and Marion lights some candles. TYRONE A job! Hah! MARION What? You lose a bet? TYRONE (giggles) Damn, this is a righteous chick, Jim. HARRY No, we got this idea. Tyrone has this connection, Brody, with some dynamite shit. If we can get some cash together we can get a piece, cut it up and make a fortune. TYRONE Soon we could get a pound of pure and retire. HARRY We'd get off hard knocks and be on easy street. Someone is at the door. Marion answers it and seven friends pile in. Everyone is in time lapse and everyone is partying. We watch and listen to the evening's festivities until -- MARION What's the catch? Suddenly, the racing kitchen clock stops. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S BATHROOM - DAY Sara stares in the mirror, blinking at her ridiculously orange hair. It's nowhere near red. 19. SARA That's red? ADA Well, it's not exactly red but it's almost, maybe, in the same family. SARA The same family? They're not even distant cousins already. ADA It's a red. Not a red red, but a red. SARA Red? You're telling me this is a red? ADA Yeah. I'm telling. It's a red. SARA Then what's orange? If this is a red I want to know what's orange. Ada looks at Sara's hair, then her reflection, then back to Sara's hair and then back to her reflection. She purses her lips and shrugs. ADA Well, it could be a little orange, too. SARA A little orange? It's a little orange like being a little pregnant. ADA (shrugs) So what's to worry? It'll be alright. SARA What's to worry? Someone may try to juice me. ADA Relax, relax, Dolly. It just needs a little more dye. It'll be alright for television. 20. SARA All day long, I'm getting my scalp scraped and burned and smelling like dead fish and I look like a basketball. ADA Relax. You should learn to relax. That's your trouble, you don't know how to relax already. I'm telling you it's alright. Tomorrow we'll do it again and you'll look like Lucille Ball. Ada leads Sara away from the mirror. CUT TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT - DAY (Post-sex) + (pre-sleep) = (intimate talk) HARRY You know something? I've always thought you are the most beautiful woman I've ever seen. MARION Really? HARRY Since the first time I met you. MARION That's nice, Harry. That really makes me feel good. HARRY Good for your ego, eh? MARION Well, I can't say that it does it any harm, but that's not what I mean. It makes me feel good all over, like...well, you know lots of people tell me that and it's meaningless, completely meaningless. HARRY You mean because you think they're putting you on? 21. MARION No, no, nothing like that. I don't know or care if they are. I guess maybe they really mean it, but from them it just doesn't mean anything to me. When you say it, I hear it. You know what I mean? I really hear it. HARRY Someone like you could really make it alright for me. MARION You think? HARRY Yeah. I've been thinking... Harry drifts off. Marion's interest is sparked. MARION What? Harry looks at Marion. A beat. Then he gets the courage. He jumps out of bed. HARRY Here. He pulls Marion. She laughs: MARION What? CUT TO: INT. MARION'S KITCHEN Harry in a shirt stands over Marion who's wrapped in a sheet. They lean over a folder on the kitchen table. MARION What is it? HARRY You remember when I told you about the store. Well, I've been thinking about it. I put together some numbers and it's not impossible. I think you can do it. We should do it. We can do it together. 22. MARION How long have you been thinking about this? HARRY Not so long. Since we started hanging out. A pause. Marion thinks. MARION It's a great idea. HARRY Yeah? MARION It is. Let's do it. Let's open it in the city. How do we start? HARRY Well, first me and Ty gotta get money for the piece and then -- MARION I'll get it. HARRY Nah. MARION No, I can. HARRY Really? How? MARION How do you think? My fucking parents. A laugh. And then they hug and kiss gently. Harry pulls his face back a few inches from Marion's. HARRY I think I'm falling in love with you. MARION Think? TIGHT SHOTS and QUICK CUTS as Harry kisses the tip of Marion's nose, then her eyelids, then her cheeks and her soft lips, her chin, her neck and lastly her ear lobes. 23. Then he whispers in her ear: HARRY Marion, Marion, I love you. FADE TO BLINDING WHITE -- THEN: INT. SARA'S MAILBOX - DAY We pull out of the white and into Sara's mailbox. She peeks in -- empty. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S KITCHEN - DAY TIGHT ON kitchen clock ticking normally. ON Sara's breakfast -- one hard-boiled egg, half a grapefruit and a mug of black coffee. ON the directions in Sara's diet book. ON Sara -- blinking at her 'meal', a sigh. We watch as she tries to enjoy her breakfast. After the food is gone she fills a glass of water. As she sips it, she notices her hand reaching for something -- something more to eat. TIGHT ON the kitchen clock ticking real slow. Her Timex the same. We see her eyes, her lips, her twitching fingers. A quick glimpse at the fridge. She grabs her stomach and says to it: SARA Stop already. (then to herself) You'll feel better in the red dress than a cheese danish. CUT TO: INT. MARION'S BATHROOM Marion throws some cold water on her face. She looks at her naked body in the mirror. She feels lifeless, drab and dead. QUICK CUTS: Tinfoil crinkles, powder sprinkles, lighter flicks, smoke drifts, straw sucks, a pleasure sigh... 24. Once again, Marion looks in the mirror. Now she looks alive and glorious. Rays of golden light encase her body in a gentle glow. She cups her hands under her breasts and smiles as she turns and poses, admiring their size and firmness. 'Not bad,' she thinks. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S MAILBOX - DAY Nothing. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S APARTMENT Sara tries to watch TV but the fridge beckons her. TIGHT ON the kitchen clock, slowly, slowly ticking. The fridge shudders. Frustrated, Sara grabs her folding chair and heads out. CUT TO: EXT. SARA'S BUILDING - DAY The outside of the building is lined with the old Yentas sitting in beach chairs catching the sun. A few have reflectors and stare up at the sun. Sara exits her building and lets the sun hit her hair. Her friend Rae says something first. RAE Ada told us. It's gorgeous. SARA Thank you. We're making it a little darker tomorrow. RAE So why darker? SARA To match my red dress. RAE But now it's looking like Lucille Ball. 25. SARA But I'm not. But soon...I'm on a diet. ADA Yes, she is. YENTA #1 Cottage cheese and lettuce? ADA No. RAE What diet you on? SARA Eggs and grapefruit. RAE Oi vay. I was on that once. Lots of luck, Dolly. SARA It's not so bad. RAE How long you been on already? SARA All day. RAE All day? It's one o'clock. SARA So, I'm thinking thin. Now, old Mrs. Scarlini pipes up. MRS SCARLINI My Rosie lost fifty pounds like that almost. YENTA #1 Like that? SARA Like what? MRS SCARLINI Poof. 26. RAE You put her in a sweat box? MRS SCARLINI A doctor. He gave her pills. It makes you not want to eat. YENTA #1 So what's so good about that? You mean I'm sitting here not thinking about chopped liver and pastrami on rye? MRS SCARLINI With a slice of onion and mustard. YENTA #2 Herring. YENTA #1 Herring? YENTA #2 Yeah, herring. In sour cream. When the sun goes behind the building I'm having a nosh. ADA You shouldn't talk like that when someone's on a diet. SARA Eh, big deal. I'll sneak an extra piece of lettuce. I'm thinking thin. RAE The mailman... Just then, the Mailman arrives. Sara picks up her chair and follows him into the building. Ada, Rae and the other Yentas follow Sara. SARA Goldfarb. Goldfarb. I know you have something for Goldfarb. MAILMAN Let's see. Not much around here except at the beginning of the month with the social security checks. SARA But I'm expecting something -- 27. MAILMAN Here we go. Something for Goldfarb, Sara Goldfarb. He hands her a thick manila envelope. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S APARTMENT The Yentas follow Sara into the apartment. Yenta #2 flips on the TV, someone else starts a pot of coffee. ADA So let's see. YENTA #1 Open it, open it. Sara carefully opens the envelope. She takes out a questionnaire. RAE So when do you go on? SARA They decide after you send this form. ADA Oh, it's so exciting. The other women murmur their excitement, too. Ada takes the application from Sara and places it on the table. ADA OK, OK. You sit, Dolly and just answer the questions. Sara, a bit nervous, sits down. Ada gives her a pencil and leans over her shoulder. The Yentas crowd around. ADA Name? Easy enough. S-a-r-a G-o-l- d-f-a-r-b. SARA You call that a question? That kind I take six at once. The Yentas laugh as Sara carefully prints her name. ADA Address. 28. SARA A breeze. Sara fills out question after question until: ADA Uh-oh. SARA What? What? ADA Date of Birth. SARA So now you're getting personal. OK, I'll tell you. She fills it in. ADA Age? SARA So now you want me to count for you! ADA Marital Status? SARA (smiles) Wanting, needing. How about if I win Robert Redford? A big laugh. ADA Sex? A bigger laugh. SARA Please? The biggest. ADA That's it, Dolly. Sara holds the paper against her chest and says a short prayer. The Yentas respect her silence. Then she carefully folds it and places it in the self- addressed envelope. 29. She seals it and holds the flap down for many seconds. Then she puts it on her chair and sits on it, just to make sure it's sealed. Next she tosses her head and shoulders at the refrigerator and says to it: SARA Who needs you? CUT TO: EXT. SARA'S BUILDING - A MOMENT LATER Sara marches out of the building waving the envelope. The Yentas follow their friend. Victorious, they march to the mailbox. YENTA #1 I wonder when you'll hear? ADA Maybe they'll send you to Tavern on the Green, that's where they send all the stars. SARA I'm eating eggs and grapefruit at Tavern on the Green. The ladies laugh as they follow their hero, their savior, their victor. Suddenly, the envelope begins to glow. It glows a brilliant white. At the mailbox Sara kisses the envelope and drops it in the mail slot. She closes the lid and then opens it to make sure it has dropped into the box. And then the ladies huddle around Sara as the blue mailbox begins to radiate and bathe them in a cool blue light. The Yentas 'ooooh' and 'ahhh'. CUT TO: INT. TYRONE'S DIVE PAD Tyrone is on the phone with Brody's Henchman. Harry sits at the table counting twenties into a small, neat pile. TYRONE Dynamite? Dynamite. Dynamite! Alright, we's on the way. 30. Tyrone hangs up. TYRONE Brody's man says it's real fine shit. HARRY Alright. Here we go. TYRONE Here we go. HARRY (serious) Let's do this right. TYRONE Naturally. Tyrone takes the money and slaps Harry five. Exit Tyrone. Harry spins some vinyl, rolls a joint, sparks it and takes a few pokes. He starts grooving with the music as his nervousness dissolves. Then something is off and Harry feels it. He stops the turntable. Suddenly, it's a sunny day in Tyrone's bedroom. The back wall is gone and stretching into the sea is -- THE CONEY ISLAND PIER Now, strolling with a baby carriage is a woman in a red dress. It's Marion. Harry watches her from Tyrone's apartment. He calls for her but she keeps going. He chases after her. He's trying to get a glimpse into the carriage. Finally, Marion hears him and she spins around. She smiles and waves. She reaches into the carriage to pick something up. Harry is almost with her. He keeps running. And just as he's about to get a peek, he stops. He hears a key in a lock. He spins round and we -- CUT BACK TO: 31. INT. TYRONE'S DIVE PAD - NOW Tyrone enters the room with a big-ass, shit-eatin' grin on his face. He drops a little package on the table. TYRONE There it is, Jim. HARRY Huh? TYRONE There it is. Harry snaps out of it and he looks at the package. TYRONE Shall we try? HARRY Wait, Ty. This is our chance to make it big and I mean really big. We don't have to be dealin' in no petty-ass pieces all our lives. We play it right an' we can get a pound of pure, but if we get wasted we'll fuck it up. TYRONE Right, on, baby, ahm not jivin' you. Ah doan' want to be runnin' no streets the res' of mah life in no ripped sneakers, mah nose runnin' down to mah chin. All we gotta do is have a little taste so we know how much to cut it. HARRY Fair enough. Palms slap, then: flick, sizzle, snap, suck, slap, rush, sigh... And: flick, sizzle, snap, suck, slap, rush, sigh... Tyrone and Harry look at each other with flush faces and hanging heads. They grin at each other. TYRONE Sheeit... 32. Then they laugh and laugh and laugh. CUT TO: EXT. BOARDWALK - DAY Marion sits in front of the Wonder Wheel watching the summer crowd play. She unpacks the shopping bag next to her. She pulls out some sketch pads, pencils, charcoal and a sharpener. She stares at the blank page. A moment later, she begins to sketch. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S APARTMENT Sara sits in her chair trying to watch TV. But she can't concentrate. The kitchen clock ticks terribly slowly. So does her Timex. Everywhere she looks in the room steaming hot food appears. Over there, by her plants, is a bacon doublecheese burger. Then over there, by the lamp, is a chocolate-covered eclair. She grabs a glass of water and downs it. She turns to the fridge. It shudders at her. She screams at it: SARA Shut up! Suddenly the fridge door becomes transparent. She can see all the produce in her stuffed fridge beckoning her. She turns away and goes into -- THE BEDROOM She flips off the light and tries to sleep. She closes her eyes but they pop open. Then slowly her beige ceiling disappears and turns into a clear blue sky with puffy, white clouds. Then it dissolves into a sizzling, juicy pizza-pie. Sara twists and turns. Then the pie turns into a chocolate- covered cherry. Then it becomes a bagel smothered with lox, onions and crowned with a healthy slice of tomato. 33. There's no hope. Sara sits up in her bed and reaches for the phone. She dials. MRS SCARLINI (off-screen) Hello? SARA Louise, it's Sara. I need the number of that doctor. CUT TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT on Harry looking hollow. HARRY Why do you have to see him for krist's sake? Cut the son of a bitch loose. Marion is dressing herself up in front of the mirror. She looks like a million bucks in a chic black dress. She carefully applies her lipstick. MARION I don't want him mentioning to my parents that I have stopped therapy. They're already pissed at me and they're thinking of cutting me off. Marion turns and touches Harry's face tenderly. MARION Sweetheart, I am not going to sleep with him. He's got some issue with womanly blood so I told him I'm on the rag. He's planning on going home after the concert. Harry tries not to sulk, but his chin dips. Then Marion chuckles but Harry doesn't respond. Suddenly, she hugs him and squeals with absolute glee. MARION Oh Harry, you're jealous! Harry half-heartedly tries to push her away but Marion doesn't let him. 34. MARION Come on, sweetheart, put your arms around me, come on, please!? Please!? She lifts his hands and puts them on her shoulders as she snuggles deeper into him. Then she starts kissing him on the ears, eyelids and neck and soon he starts to giggle. HARRY Come on, stop, stop you crazy girl or I'll bite you on the throat. They laugh as they tickle each other and cover each other in kisses. CUT TO: INT. RAOUL'S CAFE - NIGHT A fancy French pretension -- two plates of frogs' legs, two glasses of Cinzano with twists, and a stunning Marion with a dumpy Arnold the Shrink. ARNOLD THE SHRINK I'm disappointed that you are indisposed. MARION Is Anita out of town or something? ARNOLD THE SHRINK Why do you ask? MARION I'm just curious if she's 'indisposed'. ARNOLD THE SHRINK (taken aback) Marion. No she's fine. MARION Can I ask you something personal, Arnold? ARNOLD THE SHRINK What is it? Arnold leans in. Then she fucks with him. She tells him he's got something on his face when he doesn't. She tortures him until all she can do is laugh. CUT TO: 35. EXT. PROJECTS - NIGHT Sodium streetlight pops as Tyrone cold lamps by a beat-up bodega. A black hand slaps Tyrone money. The money slides into his pocket. Tyrone's eyes swish left then right. He slips something out from behind the tire of a parked car. And slaps a bag of white powder back. Pop, slap, slide, swish, slip, slap! Again. And again. And again. CUT TO: EXT. OTHER SIDE OF THE PROJECTS - NIGHT Neon crackle as Harry chills outside an OTB. A white hand slaps Harry money. The money slips into his pocket. Harry's eyes swish right then left. He clinks something out of a trash can. And he slaps a bag of white powder back. Crackle, slap, slip, swish, clink, slap! Again. And again. And again. CUT TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT - LATER Harry spins Marion around. HARRY We're on our way, baby, we're really on our way. MARION Harry. HARRY It was great out there. Everyone's thirsty. MARION I'm so glad. And baby, I'm drawing again. I'm drawing. I can't stop. Marion takes out her sketchbook. She shows him her sketches. Harry and Marion lean into each other, suddenly hugging each other, kissing, dreaming and believing. CUT TO: 36. INT. DOCTOR PILL'S EXAMINING ROOM A Skinny Nurse weight and measures Sara SKINNY NURSE How are you? SARA Fine, that's why I'm here. They both laugh. The Nurse takes Sara's blood pressure. SKINNY NURSE How's your hearing and vision? SARA I have both. The Nurse laughs again. SKINNY NURSE Now, wait just a minute. The nurse smiles and leaves. A moment later, Doctor Pill enters. He looks at the chart the Nurse filled out and then he smiles at Sara. DOCTOR PILL I see you're a little overweight. SARA A little? I have fifty pounds I'm willing to donate. DOCTOR PILL We can take care of that, no problem. CUT TO: HIP-HOP MINI-MONTAGE TIGHTS of dope being cut, plastic bags being filled, Tyrone and Harry dealing, Marion sketching and sewing, Harry and Marion kissing, Harry spinning tunes, flick, sizzle, snap, suck, slap, rush, sigh and crinkle, sprinkle, flick, drift, suck, sigh... CUT TO: 37. INT. TYRONE'S CLOSET Harry and Tyrone neatly stuff a shoe box full of money. They put a rubber band around the box and hide it in the back of the closet. Harry gives Tyrone five, Tyrone gives Harry five. CUT TO: INT. EMPTY STORE - DAY In photographs, a straight Real Estate Agent shows Harry and Marion around the empty store. OUTSIDE The Agent snaps a photo of the lovers in front of the store. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S KITCHEN On the table in front of her are four bottles of pills and the instructions. SARA Purple in the morning. Red in the afternoon. Orange in the evening. (to the refrigerator) That's my three meals, Mr Smarty Pants. (then to herself) Green at night. Just like that. One, two, three, four... She pops a purple: a pill cap pops off, pill hits hand, mouth gulps, pill cap snaps on. Then she heads to the fridge and makes herself a smoked fish and cream cheese sandwich on an onion Kaiser roll. She shows off to the fridge as she devours it. Then she makes a cup of coffee: an empty pot tinkles into place, the coffee perks, the coffee drips, and then Sara slurps, slurps, slurps. She picks up the remote and flips on the set but she can't seem to sit down, so she heads outside with her chair. CUT TO: 38. INT. SARA'S MAILBOX - DAY She peeks in for anything -- nothing. CUT TO: INT. CONEY ISLAND ARCADE Marion and Harry play skeeball. Marion hits a fifty and smiles. Harry stops playing. HARRY Yeah, that's what I'll do. MARION Huh? HARRY For my mom. I've been thinking of getting something for her, you know, some kind of present, but I didn't know what to get. MARION Well? HARRY I finally asked myself, what's her fix? Television, right? If ever there's a TV junkie it's the old lady. I figure maybe I owe her a new one anyway with all the wear and tear her set got from being schlepped back and forth to old Abe's. MARION You really love her, don't you? HARRY I don't know. I guess so. One time I feel one way and the other time I feel something else. Most of the time I just want her to be happy. MARION Let's go get it now. HARRY Well... MARION C'mon. 39. HARRY I don't wanna deal with salesman... MARION Oh, come on. HARRY (gets an idea) Well, let's push off first. MARION It's still early. We shouldn't get going till tonight. HARRY Yeah, I know, but this is different. After all, I was always usin' the old lady's set to cop money so now we'll use a little stuff to get her a set. Marion doesn't fight him. Then there's the: flick, sizzle, snap, suck, slap, rush, sigh... And: crinkle, sprinkle, flick, drift, suck, sigh... CUT TO: INT. SARA'S APARTMENT Coffee: tinkle, perk, drip, slurp, slurp, slurp... and Pill: pop, hit, gulp, snap... Sara starts to clean the apartment. Time races by as she intricately cleans every single square inch of the kitchen. She cleans the inside of the fridge and dumps all the food. Next, she moves into the living room and continues to clean. Then everything slows down. Sara collapses into her viewing chair in front of the TV. She tries to watch but she's squirming in her seat. Then she notices something wrong. She's not sure what so she heads into -- 40. THE BATHROOM In the mirror, she stares at her clenched teeth grinding. She wonders what this means. She shrugs and takes the green pill: pop, hit, gulp, snap... BACK IN THE LIVING ROOM -- Sara sits in front of the TV and watches Tappy Tibbons preach. Slowly she dozes off. CUT TO: INT. TYRONE'S DIVE PAD Tyrone's old pad has been spruced up. It's filled with tons of cool toys. It looks like Christmas morning. Beautiful and very young Alice lies naked in the giant bed staring at Tyrone. He sits naked at his desk playing with flip books. First there's a wacky duck dancing, then there's a crying GI soldier. ALICE Why dontcha come back to bed, honey? TYRONE Sheeit, plenty time for that, woman, I got me a cool-ass toy ahm groovin' behind. Tyrone picks up another flip book and lets things rip. The animation suddenly turns into live action and we are following the back of a little boy. The boy runs across a black room into the arms of a beautiful woman. The boy is Young Tyrone and the woman is Tyrone's Mother. YOUNG TYRONE I told ya, Ma. One day I'd make it. TYRONE'S MOTHER You don't have to make anything. You just gotta love your momma. The image of boy and mother dies when the flip book ends. Tyrone looks at it sadly. ALICE What are you doing, honey? 41. TYRONE Thinking about you, baby, and what I'm gonna do to ya. Tyrone leaps onto the bed and Alice squeals playfully. ALICE Don't do that, Tyrone. You'll scare me to death. TYRONE Oh little momma, I wouldn't want to scare you...I doan' want to scare nobody. All I want from life is no hassles and some peace and harmony...an' I want it from the finest fox that ever lived. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S MAILBOX - DAY Still empty... CUT TO: INT. SARA'S BUILDING - DAY Pop, hit, gulp, snap and tinkle, perk, drip, slurp, slurp, slurp... The Yentas all rise when Sara comes out and they move their chairs so that she can have her proper seat in the sun. YENTA #1 Sara, you know yet when? YENTA #2 Are you hearing anything? SARA Nothing yet. ADA You can bring friends? SARA How should I know? ADA They should let you bring at least a schlepper. Who's going to carry home all those prizes? 42. SARA Believe me, I'll get them home. Especially Robert Redford. For him I don't need a schlepper. But Sara is having a hard time sitting still. She looks up and down the street for the Mailman and paces around her friends. They watch her with a bit of concern. Then Mrs Scarlini comes out of the building for sunning. Sara grabs her and hugs her. SARA I love you forever. I can't believe it but I'm not even thinking of food. If you put down a big bowl of chicken noodle soup I wouldn't eat it. Thank you so much, Rosie. Thank you! CUT TO: INT. TYRONE'S NEW PAD Alice and Tyrone make some crazy love. Arms flail, teeth bite, mouths scream. Some crazy love. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S APARTMENT Sara stands in front of the mirror trying on the red dress. The dress won't close. Pop, hit, glup, snap... The red dress gets a little closer. Pop, hit, glup, snap... The dress gets even closer. CUT TO: INT. TAXI CAB - MOVING Harry squirms in the back seat wearing a sharp new pair of slacks, a sports shirt and a pair of new shoes. He nervously pats down his hair and adjusts his collar. CUT TO: 43. EXT. SARA'S BUILDING The Yentas all admire Sara's slim figure until the Mailman approaches. Everyone turns to him--hoping... He grins and shakes his head. MAILMAN When I see it I'll be waving it all over the place. The Mailman enters the building. A cab pulls up. Harry steps out. He stares at the intimidating line of Yentas. Sara stares for a brief second not computing this apparition. Then she jumps up and wraps her arms around him, almost knocking him off balance. SARA Harry! She kisses him and he kisses her. She's so excited she kisses him again. HARRY Hey, take it easy, Ma, you'll crush me. He gives her a quick smile as he adjusts his clothes. SARA Come, come inside, Harry. I'll make you a pot of coffee and we'll have a visit. She grabs his hand and heads to the entrance. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S APARTMENT Sara makes a pot of coffee as she bustles around grabbing cups, saucers, spoons, milk and napkins. Harry stares wide-eyed at his hyperactive mother. He tries to get a word in but can't. SARA And how are you, Harry, you're looking so good. You want something to eat? 44. HARRY No, Ma -- SARA A little nosh, maybe, or cake, I'll go get some if you want, but I don't have anything in the house but Ada will have something, a cupcake, maybe. HARRY No -- Finally, the coffee is ready and she fills two cups. SARA You want something to eat? HARRY (almost screams) No, Ma. Nothing. Sit. Sit, for krist's sake. You're making me dizzy. SARA You notice something? You notice I'm slimmer? HARRY Yeah, yeah, I guess you are, Mom. SARA Twenty-five pounds. You believe it? Twenty-five pounds and that's just the beginning. HARRY That's great, Ma. That's really great, I'm really happy for ya. But sit down, eh? Sara sits, Harry is bewildered. HARRY I'm sorry I haven't been around for awhile, Ma, but I've been busy, real busy. Sara nods as she clenches her jaw. SARA You got yourself a good job? You're doing well? 45. HARRY Yeah, Ma, real good. SARA What kind of business? HARRY Well, I'm sort of a distributor, like. For a big importer. My own. SARA Oh, I'm so happy for you. Sara gets up and smothers Harry with kisses. HARRY Hey, Ma, easy, eh? You're killing me. Krist, whatta ya been doin', liftin' weights? SARA Your own business. Oh Harry, I knew when I saw you that you had your own business. I always knew that you could do that. HARRY (smiles) Yeah, Ma, you were right. I made it just like you said I would. SARA So now maybe you'll meet a nice girl and have a baby? HARRY I already met one -- Sara squeals and squeaks and starts to jump out of her chair. Harry holds his arms up in front of him. HARRY Jesus krist, Ma, don't go ape shit, eh? SARA Is she a nice girl? Who's her parents? What -- HARRY You know'er, Ma. Marion. Marion Silver. Remember, they -- 46. SARA Oh, Silver. Of course. I know Manhattan Beach. He's got a house on the esplanade. Garment business. HARRY Yeah, yeah, he's big in women's undies. Harry chuckles. Sara is so happy, she can't stay sitting. She refills their cups. HARRY Before you go bouncin' all over again and make me forget, what I want to tell ya is I got you a present and -- SARA Harry, I don't want a present, just have a baby. HARRY Later for that, eh? Will you let me tell you what I got, eh? Will ya? Sara nods, grins, grinds and clenches. HARRY Krist, you're really something else today. Look, I know... well... (deep breath) What I'm trying to say is that...well... (shrugs) Well...I know I ain't been the best son in the world -- SARA Oh, Harry, you're a good -- HARRY No, no! Please, Ma, let me finish. I'll never get it out if you keep interrupting me. (deep breath) I'm sorry for being such a bastard. (stop -- breathe -- sigh) I wanna make it up. I mean, I know I can't change anything that's happened, but I want ya to know that I'm sorry and I love ya, and I wanna make it right. 47. SARA Harry, it's -- HARRY I don't know why I do those things. I don't really want to do them. It just sort've happens, I guess. I don't know. It's all kinda goofy somehow, but I really do love ya, Ma, and I want you to be happy so I got ya a brand new TV set. It's gonna be delivered in a couple a days. From Macy's. Sara squeals, but Harry wards her off with his hands. She sits down, grins and grinds her teeth. SARA Oh, Harry, you're such a good boy. Your father would be so happy to see what you're doing for your poor, lonely mother. Harry leans over and gives her an honest, open and perfectly beautiful kiss. SARA You see that, Seymour? You see how good your son is? He knows how lonely his mother is living all alone, no one to make her a visit... Harry feels pretty good as he listens to his mother until something puzzles him. He stops hearing his mother and now he suddenly hears some other, strange sound. What is it? He looks around until he looks at his mother. Suddenly he is filled with surprise, disbelief and confusion. The noise he hears is his mother's teeth grinding. TIGHT ON Sara's mouth. Harry leans across the table. HARRY Hey, Ma, you droppin' uppers? SARA What? HARRY You on uppers? (getting angry) You're on diet pills, ain't ya? 48. Sara is suddenly stunned. She's completely bewildered. SARA On? On? What is on? HARRY How come ya lost so much weight? SARA I told you, I'm going to a specialist. HARRY A specialist. What kinda specialist? SARA What kind? A specialist. For weight. HARRY Yeah, that's what I thought. You're makin' a croaker for speed, ain't ya? SARA Harry, you alright? (shrugs) I'm just going to a doctor. I don't know from croaker, making -- HARRY What does he give ya, Ma? Eh? Does he give ya pills? SARA Of course he gives me pills. He's a doctor. Doctors give pills. HARRY What kind of pills? SARA What kind. A purple one, red one, orange and -- HARRY No, no, I mean what kind? SARA They're round...and flat. HARRY (rolls eyes) I mean, like what's in them? 49. SARA Harry, I'm Sara Goldfarb, not Albert Einstein. How should I know what's in them? HARRY Look, Ma, does that stuff make you feel good sort of and give you lots of pep? SARA (nods) Well, I guess maybe a little. HARRY A little? Jesus, I can hear ya grinding ya teeth from here. SARA But that goes away at night. HARRY At night? SARA When I take the green one. In thirty minutes I'm asleep. Poof, just like that. Harry shakes his head and rolls his eyes. HARRY Hey, Ma, ya gotta cut that stuff loose. It's no good. SARA Who said it's no good? Twenty-five pounds I lost. HARRY Big deal. Do ya wanna be a dope fiend fa krist's sake? SARA What's this dope fiend? Am I foaming at the mouth? He's a nice doctor. HARRY Ma, I'm telling ya this croaker's no good. 50. SARA How come you know so much? How come you know more about medicine than a doctor? HARRY (deep sigh) I know, Ma, believe me, I know. You'll get strung out fa krist's sake. SARA C'mon. I almost fit in my red dress, the one I wore at your high school graduation. The one your father liked so much. I remember how he looked at me in the red dress. It's not long after that he got sick and died and you're without a father, my poor baby, but thank God he saw you happy for a little and -- HARRY What's with the red dress? What does that -- SARA I'm going to wear the red dress on...Oh, you don't know. I'm going to be on television. I got a call and an application and -- HARRY C'mon, Ma, who's pullin' ya leg? SARA I'm telling you I'm being a contestant on television. They haven't told me when, but you'll see, you'll be proud when you see your mother in her red dress and golden shoes on television. HARRY What's the big deal about being on television? Those pills'll kill ya before ya ever get on, fa krist's sake. 51. SARA Big deal? You drove up in a cab. You see who had the sun seat? You notice your mother in the special spot getting the sun? You know who everybody talks to? You know who's somebody now? Who's no longer just a widow in a little apartment who lives alone? I'm somebody now, Harry. Everyone likes me. Soon millions of people will see me and like me. I'll tell them about you and your father. I'll tell them how your father liked the red dress and how good he was to us. Remember? Harry nods. Defeated, he stares at the floor. SARA And who knows what I might win? A new refrigerator. A Rolls-Royce, maybe. Robert Redford. HARRY Robert Redford? SARA So what's wrong with Robert Redford? Harry blinks and shakes his head. Bewildered, he surrenders to her flow. Sara looks at her entire family and a softness overtakes her. SARA It's not the prizes, Harry. It doesn't make any difference if I win or lose. It's like a reason to get up in the morning. It's a reason to lose weight so I can be healthy. It's a reason to fit in the red dress. It's a reason to smile, already. It makes tomorrow alright. (close to Harry now) What have I got, Harry? Why should I even make the bed or wash the dishes? I do them, but why should I? I'm alone. Seymour's gone, you're gone, I have no one to take care of. Anybody. Everybody. What do I have? I'm lonely, Harry. I'm old. 52. Harry fidgets, his eyes blink, he tries: HARRY You got friends, Ma. What -- SARA It's not the same. You need someone to make for. No, Harry, I like how I feel this way. I like thinking about the red dress and the television...and your father and you. Now when I get the sun I smile. HARRY I'll come visit, Ma. Now that I'm straight, my business is going good, I'll come. Me and Marion. Honest, Ma. I swear. We'll come for dinner. Soon. Sara shakes her head and smiles at Harry, trying hard to believe. SARA Good, you bring her and I'll make your soup and a roast. HARRY That sounds great, Ma. I'll give you a call ahead a time, OK? SARA (nods) Good. I'm glad. I'm glad you got a nice girl and a good business. I'm glad. Sara gets up and hugs Harry, tears welling in her eyes. SARA Your father and I were always wanting only the very best for you. I'm glad, Harry, that you have someone to be with. You should be healthy and happy. And have lots of babies. Don't have only one. It's no good. Have lots of babies. They'll make you happy. Harry does his best to hug his mother. He fights his desperation to get away and holds onto her. Eventually, Sara backs away and looks into his face, smiling. 53. SARA Look, I'm crying already. I'm so happy I'm crying. HARRY (forces smiles) I'm glad you're happy, Ma. I really love ya. An' I'm sorry -- Sara waves his apology away -- tosh, tosh. HARRY I really am. But I'm goin' ta make it up now. You should just be happy. SARA Don't worry about me. I'm used to being alone. A long silent beat as child and parent smile at each other. Harry looks at his watch. HARRY I got to go, Ma. I have an appointment in Manhattan in a little bit. But I'll be back. SARA Good. I'll make for you. You still have your key? HARRY (shows her) Yeah, I got it, Ma. I'd better hurry. I'm late now. SARA Goodbye, Son. One more kiss and hug and Harry is gone. Sara stares at the door for many long moments. Then she takes her orange pill -- pop, hit, glup, snap -- and washes it down with a fresh cup of coffee. CUT TO: INT. MOVING CAB Harry sits in the back seat filled with worry and concern. Tears well up into his eyes until he can't hold it any longer. He sobs hard, real hard. 54. A moment later he collects himself and gets high: flick, sizzle, snap, suck, slap, rush, sigh... Harry wipes away his tears. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S BEDROOM Sara zips up the red dress. It closes. She swings around gloriously and her locked jaw smiles at herself in the mirror. Eyes glow. And she begins to waltz by herself. Humming... HARD CUT TO: BLACK ON THE SCREEN IN WHITE LETTERS: 'FALL' CUT TO: INT. BRODY'S LIMO Tyrone steps into a white limo with leopardskin upholstery. He exchanges fives with, Brody (late twenties, bespectacled, highly intelligent looking) and his two Henchmen. Brody doesn't speak. He signs to Henchman #1 HENCHMAN Brody say you coming up quick, kid. TYRONE Thanks, Brody. The Henchman signs back. Then Brody responds. HENCHMAN Brody wants to promote you. He wants to give you some more responsibility. Are you interested? TYRONE Yeah, yeah. HENCHMAN Brody say, you fuck him, I'll kill you. 55. TYRONE I wouldn't do that, Jim. Just then, Tyrone notices the driver's door is open. Tyrone points. TYRONE Where's the -- Brody spins just when a White Gunman leans in through the driver's door with a 9mm Glock -- BANG! BANG! BANG! Three bullets rip through Brody's body. Blood and guts splatter Tyrone and Brody's dead body collapses into his lap. The Henchmen pull out their pieces and return fire. One Henchman gets splattered. The other kills the White Man. Tyrone slips and scrambles out of the limo. The White Gunman lies dead in the street. Tyrone runs! Frantic, with blood all over him, he runs hyperventilating with panic until two Cops give chase. Sirens and lights. They catch him and slam him against the wall. Cuff wrist one, cuff wrist two. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S APARTMENT Pop, hit, gulp, snap... Sara's living room is dominated by a gigantic, towering, black TV. The ominous hulk of technology stares down on Sara who sits in her lazy chair staring at the set's cold, dark screen. Something is wrong. Some coffee: tinkle, perk, drip, slurp, slurp, slurp... Nothing. So one more: Pop, hit, gulp, snap... CUT TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT Flick, sizzle, snap, suck, slap, rush, sigh... 56. Crinkle, sprinkle, flick, drift, suck, sigh... Harry and Marion lean against each other on the floor. They stare up at the ceiling. Sketches and pieces of Marion's clothing lie around them. MARION Oh Harry, I love you. You make me feel like a person, like I'm me and I'm beautiful. HARRY You are beautiful. You're the most beautiful woman in the world. You're my dream. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S APARTMENT Pop, hit, gulp, snap... Sara still sits. She feels nothing. Coffee: tinkle, perk, drip, slurp, slurp, slurp... Still nothing. She picks up the bottles of pills from Doctor Pill and examines the labels. She looks real close. Then she calls Doctor Pill. SKINNY NURSE (off-screen) Doctor's office? SARA Hello, this is Mrs Goldfarb SKINNY NURSE (off-screen) No, Mrs Goldfarb, I'm absolutely certain. I've checked again. SARA Are you sure you didn't give me the wrong pills? SKINNY NURSE (off-screen) No. 57. SARA But maybe you gave me a smaller one the last time. SKINNY NURSE (off-screen) That isn't possible, Mrs Goldfarb. You see, they are all the same potency. The change is in the color. All the purple are the same strength, all the red, etc. SARA But something isn't the same. SKINNY NURSE (off-screen) You're just becoming adjusted to them. At first you get a strong reaction, but after a while that wears off and you just don't feel like eating. It's nothing to worry about, Mrs Goldfarb. Click. Sara stares at the phone and slowly hangs it up. She drops two pills in her hand. She stares at both pills -- shrugs and pops them: pop, hit, gulp, snap... Then a small grin invades her face. Something's happening. She flips on the TV to Tappy: TAPPY TIBBONS Now let's meet our next winner. She's a beautiful woman with a winning sense of humor and a magical smile. Straight from Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, let's give a juicy welcome to Mrs Sara Goldfarb. And there she is! Red, red, red. Sara smiles at Red Sara. The audience loves her. TAPPY AND AUDIENCE Juice by Sara! Juice by Sara! Juice by Sara! ooooOOOOH! Sara's got juice! Sara's got juice! ooooOOOH Sara! 58. But back in the real world, the fridge shudders. Sara stares at it, concerned. CUT TO: INT. HOLDING TANK - NIGHT Tyrone, terrified, holds onto the bars for dear life. Junkies and winos that seem more like ghosts and giant rats taunt him. Until: GUARD (off-screen) Love...Love, Tyrone C. Seven- three-five. Get your shit together and come on. CUT TO: EXT. CONEY ISLAND STREET - MOVING Harry and Tyrone rap as they scam the streets searching for a connection. They eye other junkies suspiciously. TYRONE How much? HARRY They got most of our cash. You're up for consortin'. TYRONE Sheeit. HARRY Angel says it's a war between the Italians and the Blacks. He says Sal the Geep is keeping all the shit down in Florida until guys like Brody are all knocked off. TYRONE Sheeit. HARRY No one's got a thing. TYRONE Except Big Tim. HARRY Who? 59. TYRONE He's holdin' a nice taste. HARRY How much? TYRONE Some say a piece, others a truckload. HARRY Shit. Let's go see him. TYRONE He's holdin', but he's not sellin'. He's only givin' up for pussy. HARRY What? TYRONE The only habit that muthafuck have is pussy. He hooked on that thang. Ah told'im ah give'im all he want, but he say ahm not pretty enough for'im. Just then, a white van screeches to a halt at the corner in front of them. The side door slides open. Two white guys toss a dead black guy into a city garbage can. The van screeches off. The black guy's sneakers poke up out of the can. Harry and Tyrone turn around and quickly exit the scene. CUT TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT MARION Well, why don't we just stop using? Harry, Tyrone and Marion stare at each other for a moment, the implication of Marion's question slowly, through much resistance, sinking in and registering. HARRY Yeah, I guess we'd better. CUT TO: 60. INT. SARA'S MAILBOX Still nothing. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S APARTMENT Pop, hit, gulp, snap... Sara starts to circle around the lazy chair. Tighter and tighter circles. CUT TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT We pan the apartment and see Harry, Tyrone and Marion trying to do something, anything but nothing. But everything is real slow and every moment is real painful. The kitchen clock is almost moving backwards. We see their eyes. Their sweating lips. Their twitching fingers. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S MAILBOX Nope CUT TO: INT. SARA'S APARTMENT Pop, hit, gulp, snap -- and again -- pop, hit, gulp, snap... Sara stops pacing. Out of breath, she towers over the phone. She dials 411. Her mouth races after her speed-drenched mind. COMPUTERIZED OPERATOR (off-screen) Welcome to Bell Atlantic. Number please? SARA Malin & Block. Manhattan. COMPUTERIZED OPERATOR (off-screen) Please hold for your number. Suddenly, the fridge shudders. Sara jumps. CUT BACK TO: 61. INT. MARION'S APARTMENT Finally Marion stands up: MARION It's three already. We're making a big deal out of nothing. TYRONE (a bit too willing) Yeah, we can stop using. We proved it. Right now. MARION Harry, it's stupid to panic and think the world's coming to an end just 'cause we can't score any solid weight. HARRY OK, fine. Flick, sizzle, snap, suck, slap, rush, sigh... And: Crinkle, sprinkle, flick, drift, suck, sigh... And then again: Flick, sizzle, snap, suck, slap, rush, sigh... CUT TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT - MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT Harry and Marion twist and turn in their bed. The sheets are covered in sweat. Finally, Marion bolts up in bed gasping for breath. Harry turns on the light. HARRY You alright? MARION (nods) Must have had a bad dream, I guess. CUT TO: 62. INT. MARION'S KITCHEN. Harry fills a glass of water. He notices that the spot where he normally shoots up in his inner arm is sore and red. CUT BACK TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT Marion is still panting when Harry returns with a glass of water. MARION Maybe we should dip in now. HARRY It's all we have. MARION Tyrone will score in the morning. HARRY It's a bitch out there. MARION It'll be fine, sweetheart, I just know it will. A long beat. HARRY Yeah, I guess. I'll get the stuff. MARION I love you, Harry. Relief. For now. Crinkle, sprinkle, flick, drift, suck, sigh... CUT TO: INT. SARA'S APARTMENT Pop, hit, gulp, snap. Sara downs a cup of coffee and goes to the phone. Out of the corner of her eye she watches the fridge. She dials a number. 63. COMPUTERIZED OPERATOR (off-screen) Welcome to Malin & Block. If you know your party's extension, please enter it now. For the directory please press four, one, one. Sara presses 411. COMPUTERIZED OPERATOR (off-screen) Please enter the last name of the person you are trying to reach. SARA Russel. Lyle Russel. Sara starts to press some numbers. COMPUTERIZED OPERATOR (off-screen) We're sorry, there's no one in the directory with that name. Please wait for an operator. A moment later an operator answers. WOMAN ON PHONE (off-screen) Malin & Block. SARA Lyle Russel. WOMAN ON PHONE (off-screen) I'm sorry, but I don't have his name listed on my directory. SARA The television. WOMAN ON PHONE (off-screen) What television? SARA I don't know. I want to find out. WOMAN ON PHONE (off-screen) Hold on a second. 64. Then, a loud shudder! The fridge is vibrating. Sara doesn't know what to do. ANOTHER WOMAN ON PHONE (off-screen) Can I help you? SARA I want to speak to Lyle Russel. ANOTHER WOMAN ON PHONE (off-screen) Who's that? SARA He called me and said I was going to be on a show and -- ANOTHER WOMAN ON PHONE (off-screen) Just a minute. I'll connect you with the programs department. Sara waits as the phone rings and rings and the fridge continues to vibrate unnaturally. THIRD WOMAN ON PHONE (off-screen) Can I help you? SARA I want Lyle Russel. THIRD WOMAN ON PHONE (off-screen) Lyle Russel? Are you sure you have the right number? SARA He's putting me on a show. THIRD WOMAN ON PHONE (off-screen) A show? What show? Still on the phone, Sara slowly walks over to the fridge. THIRD WOMAN ON PHONE (off-screen) I'm afraid I don't understand. If you can't tell me -- 65. SARA He called me and said I'm going to be on TV and he sent me papers. I sent them back a long time already and I still don't know when -- THIRD WOMAN ON PHONE (off-screen) Oh, I understand. Just a moment. Some more clicks. Sara can barely stand. As she gets to the fridge, it slowly stops vibrating. Sweat is building. FOURTH WOMAN ON PHONE (off-screen) Can I help you? Carefully, Sara examines the fridge. She's having a hard time talking. FOURTH WOMAN ON PHONE (off-screen) Hello? SARA Lyle Russel. FOURTH WOMAN ON PHONE (off-screen) Who? SARA Lyle Russel? FOURTH WOMAN ON PHONE (off-screen) Are you sure you have the right department? And then, suddenly, the entire fridge quakes violently! Sara drops the phone and runs to her bedroom. On the phone: FOURTH WOMAN ON PHONE (off-screen) Hello? Hello? CUT TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT - LATE MORNING Marion expectantly watches Harry on the phone. Harry hangs up. 66. MARION Well? HARRY Tyrone hasn't found anything. MARION Nothing? HARRY Nothing. MARION What are we going to do? HARRY I don't know. MARION Well, you have to do something. It's your fault we don't have something for the morning. HARRY What are you talking about? MARION You were all hot in the biscuit to get off last night. HARRY That's all bullshit. MARION You didn't have to and we could have had something now. HARRY Whatta am I gonna do? Just sit and watch you push off and not go myself? MARION Then, just don't put all the weight on me, that's all. And leave me alone. Pissed beat. HARRY I'm gonna go meet Ty. CUT TO: 67. INT. TYRONE'S CLOSET Harry and Tyrone open the shoe box. They grab the last cash in it. HARRY Don't worry. We'll fill it up again, man. Things'll get better soon, then we'll be puttin' the bread back in the box. CUT TO: EXT. CITY STREETS - NIGHT Harry and Tyrone wait by a payphone on an abandoned street corner. HARRY I gotta call my mom. I just don't know what to do with her. TYRONE Ahm glad ah doan't have no one laying that kind of heavy motha shit on me, Jim. You honkies are too much with that guilt shit. HARRY Krist, you ain't kiddin', man. I sometimes think we'd be better without moms. TYRONE Ah doan' know, man. Mah mom died when ah was eight, but I remember she was one groovy woman. She have seven kids, Jim, an she was all big like an' all the time singin' and smilin'. She have a big chest like this and she used to cuddle me, Jim, an' ah remember how good it felt in there an' how sweet she smell. You know, she sing an' it make you feel good all ovuh, jus' like dope. Small laugh in the freezing cold. Then, a Snot-faced Dealer rounds the corner and nods to Tyrone. INT. SARA'S APARTMENT The phone rings! Sara sticks her head out of the bedroom. 68. She looks at the fridge. It's quiet and still. She sneaks to the lazy chair and flips on the TV. Then she answers the phone. HARRY (off-screen) Hey, Ma. How ya doing? SARA (scared) Oh, Harry. HARRY (off-screen) I wanted to say hello, and that I'll visit soon. Suddenly, the fridge hops, making a smashing noise. Sara sinks into her chair. Sara lets out a small scream. HARRY (off-screen) Ma? You -- SARA Can you come now? For a little while? HARRY (off-screen) Ma, I'm tied up. I got a lot of irons in the fire and I have ta be around to take care of'em. The fridge hops again. SARA (at fridge) Stop it! (to Harry) Not even a little visit? Please, Harry. Come over. HARRY (off-screen) Hey, Ma, will you lighten up and stop playin' those guilt games with my head? The fridge shakes and quivers like it's laughing. 69. SARA Please, Harry... CUT TO: INT. CITY STREETS - SAME Harry takes a deep breath into the phone. Tyrone rounds the corner, smiling. HARRY (into phone) Look, Ma, I don't want to hassle you, okay? I loveya and I'll see you soon. Take care. SARA (off-screen) Harry, it's all confusing and -- Harry hangs up and the two of them rush off. CUT TO: EXT. UNDER THE BOARDWALK - NIGHT Flick, sizzle, snap, suck, slap, rush, sigh... TYRONE So you want to hear the news? HARRY What news? TYRONE The good news and the bad news. HARRY Shoot. TYRONE The good news is that in a couple of days they'll be prime on the streets. HARRY (psyched) Really! (suspicious) Who told you? 70. TYRONE Angel says Sal the Geep has sent word to let go a couple a keys for the Christmas season, he being a good Christian an' not wantin' anybody to be wantin' during this glorious season. HARRY You believe it? TYRONE I didn't until I heard the bad news. HARRY Yeah... TYRONE The price is doubled and you have to cop for weight, at least half a piece. HARRY How much? TYRONE Two. HARRY Fuckin' insane! TYRONE What you gonna do? The man ain't goin' to lay no nickel bag on you, thas foe damn sure. HARRY Where we gonna get two? CUT TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT Marion can't believe what Harry just suggested. MARION You mean Arnold? HARRY Well your parents won't even take your call. MARION I haven't seen him in months. 71. HARRY So what? He's still callin', ain't he? MARION Yes, but I don't know. Marion stares into Harry's eyes -- pleading. HARRY Look, I don't know what else to do. This is our last chance to get back on track. We won't have ta scuffle and make that freezing scene every day. We need the bread. MARION Getting the bread is not the problem, Harry -- HARRY Then what's the problem, fa krist's sake? MARION I just don't know what I'll have to do to get it. Harry gets it. Marion gets it. But for Harry, this is too important. He gets down and holds her hand: HARRY Look baby, this is our last chance to get back on track. We'll be back in bizness in no time. We'll start moving again and we'll start saving again. It'll happen, Marion. Marion looks into him. Then, she gives him a gentle nod. CUT TO: INT. DOCTOR PILL'S EXAMINING ROOM Doctor Pill smiles while Sara looks around wild-eyed. DOCTOR PILL What seems to be the problem? The weight is doing fine. SARA The weight is fine. I'm not so good. The refrigerator -- 72. Suddenly, she looks around terrified. DOCTOR PILL Something wrong? SARA Things are all mixed up. Confused like -- DOCTOR PILL Well, that's nothing to worry about. He scribbles out a prescription. DOCTOR PILL Just give this to the nurse and make an appointment for a week. Now, Sara is alone staring at the paper. TIGHT ON paper. It reads 'VALIUM'. CUT TO: INT. RAOUL'S CAFE - NIGHT A dimly lit café. Marion wears lots of make-up and a long- sleeve blouse. Arnold is worried. MARION No, no, I've just had the flu forever it seems like. ARNOLD THE SHRINK Are you depressed? MARION No, it's nothing like that. Just been very busy. I've been designing nonstop. ARNOLD THE SHRINK That's wonderful, I'm glad to hear you've been productive. He smiles and touches her hand. ARNOLD THE SHRINK To be perfectly straight, I was surprised to hear from you. Is something wrong? 73. MARION No, why? ARNOLD THE SHRINK That's usually the case when someone calls whom you haven't heard from for a while. MARION No, everything's fine, but I do have a favor to ask. He smiles and leans back into his chair. His smugness bothers her so she grabs her fork and stabs it into the back of his hand. Blood spurts out and she screams: MARION YOU SMUG SONOFABITCH! A moment later, everything is back to normal. Marion was fantasizing. ARNOLD THE SHRINK (grin) A favor? What is it? MARION I need to borrow some money. CUT TO: INT. ARNOLD THE SHRINK'S MANHATTAN CRASH PAD In the bedroom, Marion slowly takes off her clothes. She's dying and almost crying. Arnold, big smile, big erection (for him), watches her. ARNOLD THE SHRINK May I ask why? MARION Could you turn off the light? ARNOLD THE SHRINK Why do you want the light off? MARION I just do. ARNOLD THE SHRINK You never did before. 74. MARION Please, Arnold. Shrugging, he remote controls off the light. Arnold creeps up behind her and starts planting kisses on her. Very gently, she begins to cry. CUT TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT Harry scratches some vinyl. He takes the LP and frisbees it into the wall. It shatters! Then, he collapses onto Marion's couch, picks up the remote and flips on the set. He tries to watch but he keeps looking at the clock. Then, he hears the sounds of sex. He looks up on the TV and sees Marion fucking some dude with a hairy back. So, Harry lies on the ground and reaches for something under the couch. Then: flick, sizzle, snap, suck, rush, sigh... The image on the set slowly starts to dissolve back to the normal TV show. Harry, a bit more comfortable, reclines on the couch and nods. CUT TO: INT. ARNOLD THE SHRINK'S MANHATTAN CRASH PAD - HALLWAY At the front door Arnold, wrapped in a sheet, hands Marion some money. She leaves and he quickly locks the door. Down the hallway and into -- THE ELEVATOR -- as anger, disgust and who knows what else billow up inside her. Her eyes begin to tear. Then -- ON THE STREET -- she leans against the building and vomits. CUT TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT Marion crawls out of her winter clothes and joins Harry on the couch. 75. They sit on either side of the couch not looking at each other. CUT TO: INT. TYRONE'S NEW PAD Tyrone, in his bikini underwear, stares at a picture of his mom. Alice is gone. He looks at the window. It's night-time and it's sleeping. TYRONE Sheeit. Tyrone starts to get dressed. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S BEDROOM - NIGHT Pop, gulp, hit, snap... Sara puts on some make-up. Her hand is not steady and her work is far from perfect. The lipstick is lopsided. The mascara is caked on one set of eyelashes. In the red dress, with very little energy, she spins in front of the mirror. She starts a dumpy version of a waltz. Very slowly. Her eyes are sunken and dark-ringed. Flesh hangs from her upper arms and neck. CUT TO: INT. MODERN SUPERMARKET - NIGHT Harry and Tyrone stroll the aisles with an empty shopping cart. They eye other customers, most of whom are junkies trying to act nonchalant and making believe they're shopping. In actuality they're just trying to figure out what the fuck's going on. TYRONE You dig the action, man. HARRY Yeah, I feel like I'm dreamin'. TYRONE I watch your back, you watch mine. 76. HARRY What are we supposed to do? TYRONE I don't know. All they said was be at Waldbaum's. Just then, they round a corner and spot a Pony-tailed Junkies walking into the back loading area. They follow. CUT TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT Marion impatiently circles the apartment. She's very anxious. CUT TO: INT. SUPERMARKET LOADING AREA - LATER Harry and Tyrone join a mass of smoking junkies in the back of the supermarket. Everyone is crowded in by the towering boxes of produce and canned goods. HARRY Everyone and their mother. A moment later, the steel roll-gate starts to open. All the junkies turn to look. Then, an eighteen-wheeler starts backing into the loading dock. 'IRVING'S FLORIDA ORANGES' is painted onto the truck. When the truck stops at the dock, two White Heavies emerge from the front cab. They wear ski masks and carry glistening machine guns. Sitting behind a table in front of the crates of oranges is a distinguished Bald Man sporting a white fur coat. He is flanked by two other heavies with masks and machine guns. The junkies applaud! The two men unlock the back of the truck. The Bald Man pops open two steel suitcases on the table. Harry, Tyrone and all the junkies push forward. The men with guns try to control them. CUT TO: 77. INT. MARION'S APARTMENT Marion, still circling, starts searching the apartment. She rips open her bureau, flips through clothes and unknowingly tosses her clothing sketches. They slowly drift to the floor. CUT TO: EXT. SUPERMARKET LOADING AREA - LATER Harry and Tyrone push their way to the front. A few lucky junkies hand the Bald Man money and get their dope. The heavies scream at the junkies to calm down or they're outta here. Then suddenly, Harry spots a Gap-toothed Junkies pulling a gun. The men with the machine guns see him and pull out their guns. Harry grabs Tyrone and starts to pull him away when suddenly: Bang! Gap-tooth's gun goes off. It hits some oranges behind the Bald Man. The heavies let loose. Bullets everywhere! Harry and Tyrone head for the supermarket in front. Boxes are blowing up around them. The Bald Man slams the steel suitcases closed and starts pulling the truck doors closed. Harry and Tyrone charge into the -- INT. SUPERMARKET - SAME -- with a bunch of other junkies. They rush down an aisle when the Pony-tailed Junkie gets nailed in front of them. He slides across the linoleum leaving a trail of blood behind him. Harry and Tyrone leap over the dead body and rush -- OUTSIDE -- just in time to spot the eighteen-wheeler whiz by. Some of the junkies give chase. Harry thinks about it but Ty stops him. Instead, they quickly duck out. CUT TO: 78. INT. TYRONE'S OLD DIVE PAD Tyrone puffs on a cigarette while Harry paces. HARRY Stupid fucking junkie. Fucked. We are fucked. That's the last shit for miles. TYRONE Muthafuckas going back to Florida, sitting on their asses in sun while we're up here ass-deep in snow. HARRY Damn it. What are we gonna do now? (then an idea) Hey. What would happen if we went down there to cop? TYRONE Now you're talking -- sunny F.L. HARRY Yeah. Everybody's up here scufflin' to stay alive and gettin' ripped off or knocked off, and nobody's thought about goin' right to the fuckin' source. TYRONE You're serious? HARRY Why not? TYRONE What the fuck you talkin' about? Goin' up to the muthafuckin' room clerk at some hotel an' askin' for a connection? HARRY C'mon, Ty, get with it, eh? You tellin' me you can't nose our some dope when it's around? TYRONE You are serious. Tha's here, man. The Apple's mah neighborhood. What the fuck ah know about Miami? Them muthafuckin' Italians ain't sittin' aroun' jus' waitin' for me to show up, Jim. 79. HARRY Dope smells the same there as it does here. TYRONE Yeah, but it's a long-ass walk, man. HARRY Not if you're drivin'. Look man, it's colder than hell and those streets are hotter'n a bitch. After tonight...shit. Guys are gettin' knocked off like they're givin' away season tickets for every dead fiend. TYRONE That's no lie, Jim. HARRY Man, we got nothin' to lose, and we got to do it now while we still have a few bucks. TYRONE If it's such a good idea why ain't somebody else thought of it? HARRY Because they're assholes. And that's just it. Nobody else has thought of it. It's wide open and it we get there before anyone else we can name our own price amd sit back an' be cool and have those fools scufflin' the streets for us. TYRONE Las' summer was a ball, Jim...Seems like a thousan' years since las' summer. Sheeit. HARRY It'll be back like that, but only better. This is the kinda set up you dream about. TYRONE (starts to give in) You know, Angel can probably get us a short if we promise him some dynamite scag. 80. HARRY You think? TYRONE (gives in) That muthafucka can dig up anything, even the daid. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S APARTMENT Sara peeks her head into the living room, all the shades and curtains are drawn. She quietly tiptoes to the window and peeks out through the side of the shade. Then she tiptoes over to the front door. Very carefully, she removes the tape over the peephole. The hallway is empty. She retapes the peephole. Suddenly, the fridge lurches at her. It slides a good foot towards her. She jumps and runs to her viewing chair. CUT TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT Marion rips through the apartment as she searches for something, anything. She sinks to the floor and starts to sob. Just then, Harry walks in on her on the floor. MARION (gets up, screams) Where have you been? I've been waiting all night. HARRY Where the hell do you think I've been? MARION Where's the score? HARRY Some dumb-ass junkie -- MARION Did what? You fucked it up! Don't tell me you fucked it up! 81. HARRY I didn't fuck it up. Me and Ty have a plan. MARION A plan!? I don't want another plan, I want my stuff! HARRY What the fuck's wrong with you? MARION Me!? You promised that everything was gonna be OK. I fucked that sleazebag -- I put myself through hell for you. So what the fuck do you have for me?! HARRY What do you want from me? I don't have anything, nothing, there's nothing out there. MARION I don't give a shit. You loser. You fucking loser, I want you to come through for me. HARRY Ya think I'm playin' fuckin' games, for krist's sake? You wanna have some extra stuff? Harry calls Tyrone. He grabs the picture of him and Marion in front of the store. HARRY We were hipped to a dude that's holding some weight, but he ain't sellin'. TYRONE (off-screen) Yeah. HARRY Give me that guy's number. The guy who likes broads. TYRONE (off-screen) Big Tim? What for? 82. HARRY Just give me the number, for krist's sake. TYRONE (off-screen) OK, OK. Nine three four... HARRY You worried so goddam much... Harry hangs up on Ty and hands Marion the number on the back of the photo. HARRY Here, go fix yourself up with'im. You won't have to wait so long, and I won't have ta freeze my ass off in the fuckin' streets. MARION Fuck you. HARRY No, fuck you! Harry charges out of the apartment. Marion stares after him. We float out of focus. CUT TO: INT. SARA'S APARTMENT Pop, hit, gulp, snap. The fridge lurches another foot towards her. She grabs the giant remote and flips on the TV. On the set is Tappy Tibbons: TAPPY TIBBONS Now let's meet our next winner. She's a beautiful woman with a winning sense of humor and a magical smile. She's really gonna win your heart. Straight from Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, let's give a juicy welcome to our very own Mrs Sara Goldfarb. Red Sara marches out to applause. 83. TAPPY AND AUDIENCE Juice by Sara! Juice by Sara! Juice by Sara! ooooOOOOH! Sara's got juice! Sara's got juice! ooooOOOOH Sara! RED SARA Thank you. Thank you. Oh Mr Tibbons, it's -- TAPPY TIBBONS Tappy, please. The fridge lurches again! She tries to ignore it and watch TV: RED SARA OK, Tappy. It's a pleasure to be here. TAPPY TIBBONS Well, it's a pleasure to have you. And that is one gorgeous outfit you have. RED SARA Oh thank you, Tappy. I just want to say hello to my husband, Seymour, and my beautiful successful son, Harold. Hello, Harold. I hope you're happy. I hope you're in love. Please come and see me and bring Marion, won't you? The fridge slides closer. She fights not to look. TAPPY TIBBONS Hah hah. I'm sure he'll be here soon. It's time to start now, are you ready? RED SARA Oh yes. I'm ready, I'm ready. TAPPY TIBBONS After you... Tappy motions towards the camera as the audience begins to applaud. And then, Red Sara disappears. Sara hears something. She looks to her right and sees Red Sara standing in her living room. Sara is shocked. 84. SARA What are you doing? Red Sara doesn't answer, she just huffs and humphs as she inspects the apartment. SARA Who are you? What do you want? Red Sara continues to ignore her as she looks down her nose at the apartment. Then Red Sara waves at Tappy Tibbons. RED SARA Tappy! TAPPY TIBBONS Oh, I thought you'd never ask. Excuse me, everybody. Tappy disappears from the screen. And now he too is with Red Sara in Sara's living room. Sara sits in her chair, dumbfounded. She starts to get more and more upset as Tappy and Red Sara laugh at her furnishings and chatchkas. SARA What do you expect? I'm all alone. Could you do better? It's an old building. Ten years no painting, maybe more. Red Sara and Tappy walk behind Sara's chair towards the windows. SARA I'm old. Alone. You don't understand. I'm trying. I'm trying. Please, please, I'll explain. Now, Tappy and Red Sara laugh as they point at the TV. Sara looks over. On the TV she sees herself in her viewing chair. A giant, fanatic audience surrounds her -- laughing and pointing. Then there's a giant C-R-A-C-K!!! as Sara's walls split apart. Suddenly, she's on a television set. Two TV cameras slide in on her. A Make-up Artist and Sound Man bum rush her. The man tries to put a mic on her while the woman tries to touch up her face. 85. SARA No! No! Please, leave me alone! The studio audience is going bananas laughing at her. Cameras and TV cables stretch across the floor. Then the First Assistant Director by camera one cues her: FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Ready, Mrs Goldfarb, three, two, one... He points at Sara and a bright spotlight falls on her. Suddenly, Tappy and Red Sara lead a cha-cha line around Sara's lazy chair. Various weirdos, freaks and girls in bikinis join in. Sara is terrified. The fridge leaps towards her. Sara cries onto her wrinkled red dress. She sinks to the floor. She crawls to the TV and begs: SARA Oh please... please... let me on the show... please... please... any show... please... The partying gets louder and louder. Red Sara is French kissing Tappy Tibbons in Sara's lazy chair. The fridge is only a few feet from her. RED SARA Feed me, Sara. Feed me. Tappy joins in: TAPPY TIBBONS Feed me. Feed me. Now the other freaks in the room and the studio crew: FREAKS AND CREW Feed me. Feed me. Feed me. And now, the audience on the TV is chanting it: AUDIENCE Feed me. FEED ME. FEED ME. 86. The fridge towers over her. Suddenly, metal is tearing and the fridge has a mouth. Freon sprays out of its opening. The giant metal mouth lurches at Sara threatening to bite her. Sara screams and bolts out of her home leaving the front door to her abandoned apartment wide open. HARD CUT TO: BLACK ON THE THE SCREEN IN WHITE LETTERS: 'WINTER' CUT TO: EXT. BRIGHTON BEACH AVENUE - DAY Sara manically marches down the street. The world shoots by her. A train roars by on the elevated tracks up above. CUT TO: INT. PONTIAC VENTURA CROSSING VERRAZANO'S BRIDGE - NIGHT Harry and Tyrone ride in a beat-up 1972 Pontiac Ventura 2. Harry drives. TIGHT ON the car tuner. Tyrone spins the dial. Hip-hop blasts on the radio. Then Tyrone turns on the heat. HARRY Thank you, Angel. TYRONE Ah sure hope this mutha works. Ah could use some heat. Ty sparks a joint. TYRONE How long will it take? HARRY We'll make it in a day, easy. TYRONE California, here we come. HARRY It's Florida. 87. TYRONE I know, Jim. I just feel like breaking out into song. Hands slap five. Harry cringes when Tyrone hits his hand. CUT TO: INT. D-TRAIN SUBWAY CAR - MOVING Sara sits on the subway. Her hair sticks to her wet face. She turns to the strangers across from her. SARA I'm going on television. Today I'll find out when. It's New York: of course she's ignored. CUT TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT Marion sobs into the phone. She shreds the upholstrey on the couch. MARION Florida!? Florida!? When's he gonna be back? ANGEL (off-screen) I don't know. A few days. MARION Days!? What am I supposed, to do? You gotta help me! ANGEL (off-screen) It's dry -- MARION I can get you money, from my parents. ANGEL (off-screen) Money means shit. MARION Please. Angel! Please! 88. ANGEL (off-screen) It's a drought. I ain't got nothing. MARION Please! Angel! Please! CUT TO: INT. MALIN & BLOCK - RECEPTION AREA A Secretary looks up, startled. In front of her is Sara. Sara's hair and body are wet and she is wobbly. The Secretary stares at Sara, not knowing what to do. SARA Why aren't you calling me? I have to know when I'm going to be on television. I'm Sara Goldfarb and you should tell me when I'm going to be on television. SECRETARY Just sit for a moment. I'll ring them. Sara wobbles to a chair. She's confused and disorientated. Some office women come out from inside the office and huddle around her. Some security guards appear as well. Sara tries to stand but she falls over amd lands back in the chair. The women tell her to stay seated. SARA I need to know when maybe you lost my card, please, Dolly, you'll look and let -- OFFICE WOMAN Get her a cup of soup. Tell Mary to call an ambulance. Just relax, Mrs Goldfarb, everything will -- SARA (cries) It's not the prizes. I'll give them away to the poor, I just want to be on the show. I'm waiting so long to be on with my Harry and grandson -- 89. The Secretary returns with a mug filled with soup. SECRETARY Here, Mrs Goldfarb, sip this. OFFICE WOMAN Sometimes it takes awhile to get called for a show, Mrs Goldfarb. CUT TO: INT. PONTIAC VENTURA ON JERSEY TURNPIKE - DAWN Tyrone drives. TIGHT ON the tuner. The radio plays alternative rock. TYRONE Sheeit, the heater is just fine. I guess this ain't goin' to be such a bad trip. HARRY Yeah, it's no big thing. TYRONE (checks odometer) We's a couple a hundred miles closer to Miami, Jim. Let's stop at the next pit and take a taste. HARRY Yeah. Betta drop a few dexies too and get some coffee. TYRONE Right on. CUT TO: INT. MALIN & BLOCK - RECEPTION AREA A crowd watches Sara babble. Two Paramedics arrive. PARAMEDIC (to his partner) Looks like shock. (to Sara) Can you walk? SARA I'm walking across the stage and you should see my Harold on television. We're giving the prizes away. I just want to be on television. 90. PARAMEDIC (to women) Do you know her name? OFFICE WOMAN #1 We think it's Sara Goldfarb. SARA The announcer is calling my Little Red Riding Hood, call Seymour and tell him to pick me up at the beauty parlor. I've got the red dress I wore at Harry's graduation and the gold shoes. PARAMEDIC (gently) Okay, Mrs Goldfarb, let's just take it nice and easy. Here we go. And the paramedics help poor Sara to her feet. They head to the elevator. Sympathy from the staring office women. CUT TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT Marion stares at Big Tim's number. A moment later she picks up the phone and dials. BIG TIM (off-screen) Yeah? Marion hangs up. A long beat. Then she dials again. BIG TIM (off-screen) Yeah!? MARION (nervous) Hi... Big Tim lets go a big laugh. CUT TO: INT. AMBULANCE - MOVING Sara is strapped to a gurney. She mumbles to herself. 91. SARA Oh, Harry. I'm going to be on television. CUT TO: INT. PONTIAC VENTURA PARKED IN HO JO LOT Flick, sizzle, snap, suck, slap, rush, sigh... Tyrone leans against the driver's door -- high. Harry rolls up his sleeve. Right in the crotch of his arm is a nasty hole from shooting too much. It's infected and rings of red surround it. TYRONE Sheeit. How long you got that? HARRY A few days. TYRONE That don't look too good, Jim. HARRY It don't feel too good either. But a little stuff'll take care of that. TYRONE Don't shoot in there. HARRY I'll blow it if I don't. Fuck it. Flick, sizzle, snap, suck, slap -- break from the montage. For the first time we see a TIGHT CLOSE-UP of a needle going into the hole, then we end the montage -- rush, sigh... CUT TO: EXT. APARTMENT BUILDING ENTRANCE A security camera studies Marion as she waits at the front door. Buzz! Marion pushes the door open and enters. CUT TO: INT. BELLEVUE HOSPITAL Sara, on her gurney, is pushed through crowded corridors of a hospital. The noise and chaos reach her in surreal muffled tones. 92. She's mumbling to herself -- dreaming of being on television. Then she's slid into the emergency room. Young, serious Doctor Spencer shines a light into her eyes. Sara tries to smile. DOCTOR SPENCER No emergency. Take her to psyche. CUT TO: EXT. BIG TIM'S APARTMENT Big Tim's door opens wide, revealing an even wider Big Tim. Big Tim is big in every way. His body is big, his smile is big, his laugh is big and even his apartment is big. BIG TIM Come in. He steps aside and Marion enters the huge living room with a grand view of Prospect Park. Big Tim takes her coat. BIG TIM Have a seat. What would you like? MARION (meek) Nothing. BIG TIM Oh, you strictly a dope fien'? Marion is startled by Big Tim's comment. She recovers. MARION Oh, maybe I'll have a little chartreuse. BIG TIM Yellow or green? MARION (surprised) Oh, ahhh...yellow. Big Tim joins her with the drinks. He takes out a hash pipe and sparks it. Marion is offered the pipe and she takes a few pokes. 93. BIG TIM What's your name? MARION Marion. Big Tim's laugh is loud, deep and happy -- a presence of its own. BIG TIM What you know, Maid Marion. I'm Little John. Big Tim pulls Marion into his chest. She lets him. BIG TIM You know what I like best about patty chicks? Marion smiles as she relaxes into him. BIG TIM They give good head. Black broads don't know nothing about giving head. I don't know why. Might be it has something to do with some ancient tribal custom. Big laugh from Big Tim. He pulls Marion up to him and kisses her. After a beat, she kisses back. Then, he backs off. BIG TIM Better save some of that energy. She lies down on his stomach. Gently he turns her head around as he pulls out his penis. She stares at Big Tim's joint knowing what she's supposed to do but not being able to do it. Her insides tremble and knot. BIG TIM I know it's purty, baby, but I didn't take it out for air. He nudges her and she grabs it and starts kissing it. Suddenly, she stops. She's going to be sick. Big Tim laughs his big laugh and points to the bathroom. BIG TIM That way. CUT TO: 94. INT. BIG TIM'S BATHROOM Marion finishes barfing. She washes her face and mouth in the sink. She looks up at herself. She's trembling. She shuts her eyes and we cut to -- BLACK - We hear Marion breathe deeply. She collects herself. Into the BLACK rushes streams of RED. When she opens her eyes we are back in - THE BATHROOM Marion fixes her hair and smiles at herself. CUT TO: INT. BIG TIM'S LIVING ROOM Big Tim laughs as Marion emerges from the bathroom. MARION Sorry. Must have been the chartreuse. BIG TIM Welcome back. Marion's smile turns into an eager grin. He chuckles as she gets on her knees. BIG TIM Yeahhhh, little bo-peep done foun' her sheep. Big Tim laughs his big laugh as we -- CUT TO: INT. PONTIAC VENTURA SOMEWHERE ON I-95 - HEADING SOUTH Tyrone drives while Harry squirms. His arm hurts like hell. TIGHT ON tuner. The radio plays country and western. TYRONE I told you to stay away from that arm, man. HARRY I gotta call Marion. 95. Tyrone watches the odometer changes from 599 to 600. TYRONE Well, it'll be long-distance now. That's six hundred. We six hundred damn miles closer to Miami. HARRY Yeah. We're also six hundred miles away from New York. Afraid now, Tyrone looks out the window. The landscape is foreign and strange -- almost alien. CUT TO: INT. BIG TIM'S BATHROOM After sex, Big Tim opens the door and leans up against the doorway. Naked, he watches Marion as she finishes getting dressed. Marion can't look at herself in the mirror or at Big Tim. BIG TIM You know, baby, I can fix it so you can pick up a real, nice taste. Though it's more like play, baby. Sunday night we're having a gathering, all good people -- MARION (smiles) No, I couldn't. I'm busy. And I'm not really hooked. Big Tim laughs his big laugh and tosses her some bags. BIG TIM Yeah, I know. But I'm tellin' ya', it's a real nice taste. Marion quickly grabs the bags and starts putting them in her purse. BIG TIM What the fuck you doing? MARION (startled) Nothing, I'm... 96. BIG TIM Damn! (laughs) Damn, I got me some kinda virgin. Now you gotta be kidding ol' Tim, you just got to be. MARION I don't kn -- BIG TIM You mean you not going to count what's there but you just going to be puttin' it in your pocketbook and just walk out in the street? Damn! You sure haven't been around long, baby. MARION (flushed) I'm not exactly a naive school girl, I... I... I've been all through Europe an'... an'... and I'm just not -- BIG TIM Sheeit, ain't nothing to be ashamed of, baby, we all gotta get down with it for the first time. I ain't bad rappinya. I just don't want to see you get ripped off. Sheeit, you earned that baby and you sure as hell don't want to donate it to some purse snatcher. He laughs. Marion smiles. BIG TIM Lookit, there be one place you can stash ol' doogie without you worrying about it be accidently getting in the wrong hands, you dig? Ain't no purse snatcher or mugger going to rip you off there, baby. As Marion catches on she flushes and nods her head. Big Tim laughs his big laugh as he wanders into the living room. BIG TIM I'll see you Sunday, Maid Marion. 97. Then Marion lifts up her skirt and does the deed. CUT TO: INT. PSYCHE WARD Sara is strapped to a hospital bed. She sobs to herself. The grey ward is packed with twice as many beds as there should be. Patients wander around in straitjackets. Screams of agony and pain barely reach her ears. Doctor Spencer addresses Sara and tries to calm her. DOCTOR SPENCER Mrs Goldfarb. Please try and answer me. When did you start taking the pills? SARA When? The summer... Oh, this summer. I got a special place in the sun. Ada fixed my hair. DOCTOR SPENCER You started in the summer. Last summer? OK Mrs Goldfarb, everything will be alright, we'll fix you up in no time. SARA (grins) You're a good boy, Harold. And for a moment, Doctor Spencer is Harry -- golden smile and all. CUT TO: INT. MARION'S BATHROOM We look down on Marion's back from above the tub. She is bent over, her head beneath the water between her knees. She holds her breath for an eternity... Then, we look into her face as she screams. Air bubbles shoot to the surface. CUT TO: EXT. I-95 - MAYBE GEORGIA CUT TO: 98. INT. PONTIAC VENTURA Tyrone still drives. There's a preacher screaming gospel on the radio. Harry squirms as he grabs his arm. He's wincing in pain. HARRY Man, I can't cut it. I gotta do something about this arm. TYRONE Let's see what it looks like. Harry winces as he very carefully rolls up his sleeve. The area around the hole is white and raised. Even worse, the area around the white is slightly green. Also, a wide, dark red streak reaches down his arm towards his hand. They both stare at it for a moment. HARRY Oh man. TYRONE Sheeit, that be the ugliest mothafucka I've ever seen. HARRY I gotta call Marion. TYRONE Let's find a hospital first. CUT TO: INT. PSYCHE WARD A needle puntures Sara's arm. The Nurse wipes off the blood that spills out. In a surreal moment, the world slows down. Real slow. Sara's tongue sticks to the top of her mouth. She pries it off with a rattling smack in her brain. Her mouth is dry and small drops of foam form on the sides of her chapped lips. CUT TO: 99. INT. SOUTHERN DOCTOR'S EXAMINATION ROOM To try and disperse the pain, Harry marches around the examination room. The pain is excruciating. A grey-haired Southern Doctor comes in. SOUTHERN DOCTOR What's the problem? HARRY My arm, it's killing me. The Doctor looks for a moment. Then, he grabs Harry's arm and looks at it. Harry winces in pain. SOUTHERN DOCTOR I'll be back in a minute. The Doctor leaves. CUT TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT Marion stares at an empty pile of bags in front of her. Then she stares at the photo of her and Harry in front of the store. Next, she flips it over and looks at Big Tim's number. A moment later she picks it up and dials Big Tim. BIG TIM (off-screen) Yeah!? MARION (nervous) Hi... Big Tim lets go a big laugh. CUT TO: INT. PSYCHE WARD Two Male Attendants enter with a tray of food. They joke with each other and barely notice Sara. They try to lift Sara up but she can't support herself. Then they try harder and they shove her into a sitting position. One of the attendants puts some food in her mouth. She tries to swallow, but her throat isn't working. 100. ATTENDANT (slow motion) S-w-a-l-l-o-w! S-w-a-l-l-o-w! But the food just dribbles out the side. As they continue their conversation about the Jets, they grab her and force the food down her throat by holding her nose and keeping her mouth shut. Her eyes blast open in terror. Her head beats thunderously in her ears. CUT TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT Marion puts mascara on her left eye. Then she puts on some clothes. CUT TO: INT. SOUTHERN DOCTOR'S WAITING ROOM Tyrone fills through an old copy of Fortune Magazine. He tries to ignore all the white folks gawking at him. Then he spots a pair of boots standing in front of him. Next, he spots the gun and baton. Tyrone looks up into a towering Highway Cop's stern glare. Cuff one wrist, cuff the other. CUT TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT TIGHT ON Marion's right eye as she carefully applies mascara. She puts on some more clothes. CUT TO: INT. PSYCHE WARD Doctor Spencer towers over Sara. He reads her chart and is concerned. DOCTOR SPENCER You have to eat, Mrs Goldfarb. If we're going to get you healthy again, you have to eat. Try to work with the attendants. I'm going to try some new medications. They should help us. 101. He pats her on the shoulder and walks away. Sara tries to call for him, to make any noise, to plead, to do anything. But she can't. A moment later, the two Male Attendants come for her. They grab her and move her into a wheelchair. Restraints for her arms and legs are slapped on. They grab a clear plastic tube. They cover it with lubricant. Then they try to slide it into her nose. Sara struggles until one attendant grabs her head and whacks it flat against a head rest. ATTENDANT OK, Miss, just relax. We're gonna try to help you to eat. Pinned, they slide the tube into Sara's nose, down her throat and into her stomach. Then the feeding begins. CUT TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT TIGHT ON Marion's lips as she puts on lipstick. Marion smacks her lips together. Marion in front of the full-length mirror is dressed to the hilt. She makes last minute corrections to her outfit when the phone rings. Nervous, she answers. MARION Hello? CUT TO: INT. SOUTHERN JAIL PAYPHONE AREA - MARION'S APARTMENT INTERCUT: Harry in pain on the telephone. Marion sits by the phone. HARRY Marion. MARION Harry? Oh, Harry. 102. HARRY Oh, Marion, I've been thinking about you. You're OK? MARION When you coming back? HARRY Soon. You're holding out right? MARION When? HARRY Soon. Everything's going to be alright. MARION Will you come today? HARRY Yeah, soon. Just wait for me. I'll be back soon. You'll wait, right? Marion doesn't answer. She closes her eyes. HARRY Marion. MARION Yeah. HARRY Just wait. MARION I will, Harry. HARRY I'm coming, Marion. I am. And I'm sorry. I'm real sorry. MARION I know, Harry. I know. A long beat. Silence. Slowly Marion hangs up. BY THE PAYPHONES -- Harry hangs up. His sobs turns into his pain. His pain turns into his misery. 103. IN MARION'S APARTMENT -- Marion hangs up and wipes away her tears. She catches her image in the mirror and quickly finishes her mascara. Then: Crinkle, sprinkle, flick, drift, suck, sigh... CUT TO: INT. PSYCHE WARD - HALLWAY Sara is still strapped to the wheelchair. Doctor Spencer smiles at her. DOCTOR SPENCER Mrs Goldfarb, are you alright? Sara can't respond. She can only look. Doctor Spencer tries to be positive. DOCTOR SPENCER Mrs Goldfarb, we've tried several medications and you don't seem to be responding. I believe we've come to a point where we need to try some alternative methods. We've had excellent results with these techniques in the past. So if I can just get your John Hancock, we'll get underway. Doctor Spencer hands Sara a pen. Somehow, she is able to sign. CUT TO: INT. HOLDING TANK Harry is withdrawing in pain on his bunk. Tyrone is at the bars, sweating and dying. HARRY Jesus krist. I need a doctor. TYRONE (through bars) My friend needs a doctor. Please. He needs a doctor. HARRY I won't make it. 104. TYRONE (to Harry) Just hang tough, baby. Just hang tough. HARRY Please! Please, Ma! Help me. TYRONE (through bars) Help! Please! HARRY Please, Maaaaaa! CUT TO: INT. PSYCHE WARD - HALLWAY Sara is quickly unstrapped from her wheelchair. She's lifted up and placed onto a gurney. Her head hangs, lifeless. Then she's strapped down. CUT TO: INT. BIG TIM'S LUSH PAD TIGHT ON Marion's hand knocking on Big Tim's front door. TIGHT ON Big Tim's famous smile: BIG TIM Maid Marion. Welcome. CUT TO: INT. PSYCHE WARD - HALLWAY Sara is wheeled quickly through the halls of the asylum. CUT TO: EXT. HOLDING TANK Tyrone tries to keep Harry in line with all the convicts but Harry can barely stand. A Court Doctor, followed by two Guards, moves from prisoner to prisoner. Bored to death he looks into each prisoner's eyes with a mini-mag and says: COURT DOCTOR Can you hear me? Can you see me? 105. Each prisoner responds: PRISONER Yes, sir. The doctor checks a box on a piece of paper. COURT DOCTOR OK for work. The Guards chuckle. CUT TO: INT. PSYCHE WARD - HALLWAY Sara continues her trip on the gurney. Terror enters her heart. CUT TO: EXT. HOLDING TANK Now it's Tyrone's turn. COURT DOCTOR Can you hear me? Can you see me? Tyrone nods. That isn't good enough, and so a guard whacks him in the back of the head. GUARD Say 'sir', nigga. God damn New Yawk dope fien' niggas. Learn some manners. COURT DOCTOR Can you hear me? Can you see me? TYRONE Yes, sir. GUARD Good boy. They chuckle. The doctor moves down to Harry. Harry can barely stand. His eyes are glazed over. COURT DOCTOR Can you hear me? Can you see me? 106. GUARD Says he's got something wrong with his arm. The doctor yanks Harry's sleeve up. Lightning pain: HARRY (scream) Ma... Harry collapses. The guards laugh at him as they pick him up. GUARD Your mommy isn't here. The doctor looks at Harry's arm. The guards grab their noses and almost yack from the smell. COURT DOCTOR I don't think you'll be putting any more dope in that arm. GUARD Damn, it smells worse than he do. COURT DOCTOR Better get him over to the hospital. I don't expect he'll live out the week. CUT TO: INT. PSYCHE WARD - SHOCK THERAPY ROOM Sara is unstrapped from the gurney. Then she is lifted off the gurney and laid on a table. Next she is strapped to the table. She tries to struggle but the hands are too many, too strong. CUT TO: INT. BIG TIM'S LUSH PAD We hear twenty men cheer as we glimpse into the room. They're all wearing suits and holding flashlights. TIGHT ON Marion's shocked face. TIGHT ON Big Tim's knowing smile. TIGHT ON cigars in strangers' mouths. TIGHT ON male hands clapping. TIGHT ON empty faces of five other pretty women checking out Marion. 107. BIG TIM (whispering to Marion) They be six of you cuttin' up an entire piece. Marion looks at him. BIG TIM An' it be real good. Marion accepts it. Then... TIGHT ON Big Tim's famous smile: BIG TIM Show time. The men shine their lights on Marion's clothed tits, her privates. CUT TO: INT. PSYCHE WARD - SHOCK THERAPY ROOM Someone sticks something between Sara's teeth. The people around her talk casually and laugh occasionally. She tries to look around but her body is immobile. She can make out shadows on the edges of her vision but mostly all she sees are the lights above her. Then she feels two cold metal discs placed against her temples. CUT TO: INT. EMERGENCY OPERATING ROOM Harry is thrown onto an operating table. His clothes are gone in a blink of the eye. A serious and focused Emergency Doctor steps in. EMERGENCY DOCTOR We're taking it off at the shoulder. Let's move here people, otherwise we lose him. Harry remains semiconscious as the Anesthesiologist sticks a mask over his face. Everything starts to go white. The Emergency Doctor starts up a circular saw. 108. Before everything is gone, Harry witnesses the doctor cutting into his shoulder. CUT TO: INT. PSYCHE WARD Sara's heart pounds in her ears. She tries to scream, but a Technician interrupts her: TECHNICIAN (off-screen) OK, ready and one. SMASH CUT TO: BLINDING PRIMARY RED We hear a crowd cheer! CUT TO: INT. BIG TIM'S LUSH PAD In slow motion and tight close-ups we experience the orgy with Marion. There's nipples, tongues, sex toys, eyes closed in ecstasy, men's glares, men's smiles and the like. The images aren't sexy, they're scary. One of the girls holds up a double-headed dildo and says: GIRL What should we do now? A Pervert screams out: PERVERT Ass to ass, ass to ass! Marion complies and the flashlights shine. Then the Pervert starts a chant: PERVERT Cum! Cum! The other men join in as the pace quickens. PERVERT AND ALL THE MEN (building in pace and volume) Cum! Cum! CUM! CUM! CUM!! CUM!!! 109. Marion is at first afraid. Then, she closes her eyes. Her lips start to quiver. Big Tim's smile gets wider and wider and wider. And then Marion comes. CUT TO: INT. PSYCHE WARD - SHOCK THERAPY ROOM Sara's arched and stiffened body looks as if fire has just shot through her body. Her eyes are almost popping out of her head as her mind screams AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... She settles for a moment on the table. Her heart does not beat, her lungs do not breathe. A moment later, the breath returns. Then the heartbeat slowly emerges. And then, the Technician: TECHNICIAN OK, ready and two. SMASH CUT TO: PRIMARY RED A crowd cheers! Then we fade to: PRIMARY BLUE Then we -- CUT BACK TO: INT. PSYCHE WARD Once again Sara tries to scream in pain. Flames seem to sear every cell of her body and her bones feel like they are being twisted and crushed. Smoke simmers off of her hair and skin. As her body settles, it happens one last time: TECHNICIAN OK, ready and three. SMASH CUT TO: 110. PRIMARY BLUE The crowd cheers once more. DISSOLVE TO: EXT. CONEY ISLAND PIER The pier stretches off into the beautiful sea. A woman in a red dress walks a baby carriage. Now we're on Harry, looking healthy and vibrant. He screams for Marion! But she doesn't hear him and she keeps walking. He runs after them. When he gets close, he suddenly stops. Marion turns around. He reaches to hug her. But, as he does we are in -- BLACK Harry gets terrified. He starts to scream for Marion. HARRY Marion? Marion?! He steps backwards off the edge of a cliff and rushes headfirst into a concrete sidewalk as he screams: HARRY MARION! And we -- CUT TO: INT. HOSPITAL ROOM An Angelic Nurse looks down upon Harry. Tubes stick into every part of him. His eyes are half-open. She wipes the sweat from his brow. HARRY Marion. ANGELIC NURSE It's alright. Don't worry. You're in a hospital and you're going to be just fine. HARRY Marion. Marion. 111. ANGELIC NURSE Who's that? She'll be sent for. She'll come. She loves you and she'll come. Then Harry opens his eyes fully. For a moment he understands. He is an adult and he is calm. HARRY No. ANGELIC NURSE No? HARRY No. She won't. ANGELIC NURSE She'll come. HARRY No. She won't. And then Harry starts to cry. As we float up high above his bed we watch him curl into a ball. CUT TO: EXT. JAIL MACHINE SHOP Tyrone drills holes into metal plates with an oversized machine. He dry heaves and fights to stay in his seat. A Laughing Guard snickers at him. CUT TO: INT. MARION'S APARTMENT At the foot of Marion's couch are the torn and smeared sketches of Marion's designs. Marion comes in through the front door. She walks across the sketches and sits on the couch. She has lipstick smeared across her face. She pulls out a large bag of dope and stares at it. Happily, she fondles the bag. Then, she hugs it tight against her bosom. Slowly, she curls up into a fetal position, content. CUT TO: 112. INT. JAIL DORMITORY The work gang collapse onto their individual bunks. Tyrone, sweaty and dirty, does the same. He fights the cramps in his stomach for as long as he can until he passes out. Then, Tyrone and his bed dissolve into the past. Young Tyrone rests in his mom's generous arms. Finally, it is peaceful. Tyrone's mom brushes the tears from his eyes. TYRONE'S MOTHER How's your tummy feel? YOUNG TYRONE It's mostly gone, Momma. I doan' need no more medicine. TYRONE'S MOTHER That's my big boy. He looks up at his mom as she starts to sing 'Hush little baby'. YOUNG TYRONE Your breath be all nice an' sweet, Mommy. She hugs her son tight. TYRONE'S MOTHER The sweetness be in you, child, the sweetness be in you. CUT TO: INT. PSYCHE WARD - VISITING ROOM Ada and Rae sit in the corner of the room stunned by their surroundings. Mounted on the wall is a television. Tappy Tibbons is on. No one is watching. Sara shuffles towards them and they barely recognize her. Her grey roots match her grey skin which matches her grey gown. Ada starts taking food out of a large shopping bag. 113. ADA We got some lox and cream cheese and bagels and blintzes with sour cream and some danishes and pastrami and chopped liver on rye with mustard and onions and a container of tea and... How are you, Dolly? But Sara doesn't answer. She can't. They put their hands on their friend's shoulders but nothing seems to reach her. Then they notice that water is dripping down Sara's leg and onto the floor. Sara has urinated on herself. CUT TO: EXT. BUS STOP Ada and Rae sit waiting for the bus on a grey day in front of a grey building. Tears flow from their eyes. They hug each other. CUT TO: INT. PSYCHE WARD Sara lies on her bed. A tiny smile emerges on her face. We get closer and closer to her until we go into the blackness of her pupil. Deep in the blackness we see another world. It is a world of PRIMARY BLUE. And sucking us into the blue is the roar of a crowd. And there with a giant smile is good ol' Tappy in black tie. He looks into the camera and says: TAPPY TIBBONS And our next winner is that delightful personality, straight from Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, please give a juicy welcome to Mrs Goldfarb. Red Sara steps out and joins Tappy. She's overwhelmed. TAPPY AND AUDIENCE Juice by Sara! Juice by Sara! Juice by Sara! ooooOOOOH! Sara's got juice! Sara's got juice! ooooOOOOH Sara! 114. TAPPY TIBBONS And Mrs Goldfarb, that's not it. I'm delighted to tell you that you've just won the grand prize. RED SARA Really? TAPPY TIBBONS Yes! How does it feel?! RED SARA It feels great. I feel wonderful. I feel amazing. This is great! The audience goes crazy, they love it. And they start to chant: AUDIENCE We love Sara! We love Sara! The chant continues... TAPPY TIBBONS They love you, Sara. RED SARA I love them. Oh, I love them. TAPPY TIBBONS Now let me show you what you've won. Your prize has a sweet smile and his own private business. He just got engaged and he's planning to get married this summer. Will you please give a juicy welcome to Mrs Sara Goldfarb's one and only son -- Harry Goldfarb! Harry walks out from back. The audience are out of their seats, screaming at the tops of their lungs. Sara is gushing! TAPPY AND AUDIENCE Juice by Harry! Juice by Harry! Juice by Harry! ooooOOOOH! Harry's got juice! Harry's got juice! ooooOOOOH Harry! Harry walks out and hugs his mother. RED SARA Oh Harry, Harry, Harry. I love you, Harry. 115. HARRY I love you too, Ma. They hug and they hug as the audience scream their applause. A smile fills Sara's beautiful face. Happiness. Total and complete love. Except for the truth, the nagging reality. It means tears for Sara and her sparkling eyes well up with fantastic, warm tears. But they don't damage her glorious smile. FADE TO BLACK CREDITS ROLL