12 and Holding script
Synopsis: Of identical twin brothers Jacob (Conor Donovan) and Rudy, the latter is the more outgoing, serving as de facto leader of their group of friends. The brothers ignite the ire of some local bullies, who come to take revenge, and Rudy dies. Jacob, his parents, friends and the community must find a way to deal with their grief.

MALEE (O.S.)

You did what?

Rudy and Jacob turn to find Malee and Leonard, entering the

tree house.

RUDY:

Jeff and Kenny were here. I dumped

the piss I’ve been saving on their

heads.

LEONARD:

Why were you saving piss?

RUDY:

Just incase. Pretty smart, huh?

JACOB:

No, it’s stupid cause now they’re

gonna come back here and kick all

our asses.

RUDY:

Don’t be such a pussy.

LEONARD:

Yeah, I could probably take them

both myself.

RUDY:

What are you gonna do, Leonard, eat

them?

JACOB:

All I’m saying is, who cares if

they tear it down.

(CONTINUED)

6.

CONTINUED:
(2)

RUDY:

This is OUR place. We’ve been

coming here since we were seven.

JACOB:

Nothing lasts forever.

RUDY:

You’re such a butt-munch.

Rudy pushes Jacob. Jacob pushes back. The two start

fighting.

MALEE:

You guys, it’s your birthday.

Could you try and get along?

Off the boy’s fighting

INT. YACCO’S OFFICE - LATER THAT AFTERNOON

Yacco sits across from DEBBIE POOLE (42), housewife,

conservatively dressed.

DEBBIE:

I don’t think therapy is helping.

YACCO:

Why do you say that? Are you still

“cutting”?

Embarrassed, Maggie lifts up her shirt sleeve. We see that

her arm is covered with cuts. Dried blood is everywhere.

Yacco is horrified by the sight.

YACCO (cont’d)

Oh, Debbie.

DEBBIE:

It feels much better than it looks.

Really.

Suddenly, Malee bursts into her mother’s office.

MALEE:

Ma, I... Oops.

YACCO:

Malee, out. Now.

MALEE:

I’m sorry.

(CONTINUED)

7.

CONTINUED:

Malee quickly exits the office.

YACCO:

Excuse me for a moment.

INT. YACCO’S OFFICE - RECEPTION AREA - CONTINUOUS

Yacco enters the reception area. She is obviously angry.

YACCO:

I told you a 100 times to knock.

MALEE:

I said, I was sorry.

YACCO:

Why aren’t you with the boys?

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Michael Cuesta

Michael Cuesta is an American film and television director, best known for his independent films, specially for having co-wrote and directed the 2001 film, L.I.E., which contributed to reveal then-young actor Paul Dano. more…

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