They reach the fourth floor. There's fire everywhere.
They see a FIREFIGHTER from the other company. He has
fallen through a gaping hole in the floor of the hallwayabove. He's pinned under a large section of heavydebris, coughing and screaming for help as fire ragesaround him. To Junior and Mike -GORDY
Knock it back!
They turn the hose on the flames as Gordy moves to thetrapped firefighter. Gordy tries lifting the debris,
can't budge it. He starts chopping at it with the axe.
Chunks of plaster fly as the axe bites again and again.
Gordy hacks off a large piece of debris. He levers his
axe under the portion still trapping the firefighter.
Mike moves to help. Gordy heaves up on the axe. The
debris lifts. He heaves harder. It lifts more,
Mike slides the firefighter out. Gordy yanks his axefree. The debris collapses. Gordy moves to thefirefighter.
Two floors up. I heard
screaming... Couldn't get there.
End of the hall.
9 GORDY 9
takes off. Charges the next flight of stairs. Reaches
the fifth floor. Tries to reach six, but there's too
much fire. He's beaten back... but not before he hears
the FAINT sound of SCREAMING.
10 NEW ANGLE 10
Gordy looks down the fifth floor hallway to an apartmentdoor at the end. Between him and the door is the gapinghole in the floor. It's too big to jump. He starts
running. He's gonna jump it.
Gordy reaches the edge of the hole. Leaps with all he's
got. At the same time, he swings the axe, point-first.
Slams it into a spot high on the wall, and...