Red Right Hand: DELETED SCENE
*He is not a secret agent. Not at all.

 

DELETED SCENE

Here's a scene that will, in all probability, be cut from my current project. I will miss it, much like I miss Berries & Cream Dr. Pepper.

  • INT. UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY - DAY
  • The SECRETARY GENERAL (a pasty variety of German old guy) address the delegates. His German speech goes out on the Public Address system in the auditorium.
  • SECRETARY GENERAL (P.A.)
  • Leben war nict verloren. Niemand war verletzt. Wir sind dankbar. Jedoch...
  • ON THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR
  • THE U.S. AMBASSADOR (60, glasses, fat), adjusts his translation earpiece.
  • TRANSLATOR (FILTERED)
  • ...the mere fact of the launch of a weapon of mass destruction by Khan Li and his rogue state is an act of bellicosity.
  • U.S. AMBASSADOR looks over to see the UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA AMBASSADOR has nodded off.
  • TRANSLATOR (FILTERED) (CONT’D)
  • That cannot be allowed to go unanswered.
  • RESUME SCENE
  • The Secretary General continues. The PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM is filled with STATIC which is then replaced by the high-pitched vocals and festive beat of the Hindi dance song “Chunari Chunari.” The Secretary General is first puzzled, then irritated...then he starts BOUNCING.
  • SECRETARY GENERAL
  • Was ist die Bedeutung von diesem?
  • No translation. The Secretary General then becomes aware that he is DANCING.
  • SECRETARY GENERAL (CONT’D)
  • Was geschieht?
  • Various members of the delegation stand up in outrage or confusion, including the U.S. Ambassador.
  • TRANSLATOR (V.O.)
  • Keep translating? I don’t really think this is part of the-- Okay.
  • Most of, but not all the delegates, START DANCING until about two thirds of the General Assembly are REENACTING A BOLLYWOOD DANCE NUMBER. All in unison. Even the U.S. Ambassador.
  • SECRETARY GENERAL
  • Ich kann nicht stoppen.
  • TRANSLATOR (V.O.)
  • I can’t stop.
  • SECRETARY GENERAL
  • (out of breath)
  • Liber Gott. Ich kann nicht zu tanzen aufhören. Jemand. Hilfe. Bitte.
  • TRANSLATOR (V.O.)
  • Dear Lord. I cannot stop dancing. Someone please help.
  • SECURITY GUARDS burst in. Very armed.
  • SECURITY GUARD #1
  • Who do we shoot?
  • They weren’t trained for musical numbers.

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