Red Right Hand: AREA FOUR: PAGE SIX
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AREA FOUR: PAGE SIX

Finished the vomit draft of Area Four last night. More or less. Now it goes to...the group.

  • EXT. VACANT LOT - LOW QUALITY VIDEO - NIGHT (TEN YEARS AGO)
  • Outside somewhere. Too dark know exactly where it is. Lots of GANGBANGER youths and boom box blaring “Got Your Money” by O.D.B. in the b.g.
  • YOUNG TAEWON (20, hip-hop gangsta) pulls a YOUNG LUTHER CRUMP (18, Bulls t-shirt, skinny and as comfortable as a rabbit at a dog track).
  • TAEWON
  • And yo, this is our boy, know what I’m sayin'?
  • CAMERA OPERATOR (O.S.)
  • Say it, dawg.
  • YOUNG LUTHER
  • My name is Luther Crump.
  • CAMERA OPERATOR (O.S.)
  • And what?
  • YOUNG LUTHER
  • And I’m eighteen. Eighteen years old.
  • TAEWON
  • Yeah. He be legal and what-not.
  • CAMERA OPERATOR (O.S.)
  • What you gonna be when you grow up?
  • YOUNG LUTHER
  • (with no enthusiasm at all)
  • I’m going to be a Chicago Police Officer.

  • EXT. AREA FOUR HEADQUARTERS - DAY (PRESENT)
  • A press conference. LUTHER CRUMP (28, CPD dress blues, only marginally more comfortable stiffly reading prepared remarks behind a dozen tv microphones).
  • LUTHER
  • Those were the words I frequently said to myself as a young man. I know what you’re thinking. “When was that? Yesterday?”
  • Among the officials is DETECTIVE JIM “SWERVE” SWIERCZYNSKI (40s, testing the limits of department fitness guidelines as much as the stitching on his cheap suit). He’s standing beside DEPUTY CHIEF KURT RUTZ (little more years, little less weight, crisp uniform).
  • SWERVE
  • Press for a new detective? Really?
  • RUTZ
  • Don’t.
  • SWERVE
  • You know, I took an impressive dump this morning. Think we should get channel nine down here for that?
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