Spare Me script
Spare Me (1994)
Synopsis: Spare Me is a 1992 "bowling noir" film that, as one film reviewer wrote, "twists conventions of the Western and thriller genres within its parallel universe of bowling monomania. Matthew Harrison's feature film directorial debut, the 16mm feature was made for less than $80,000 US and won awards at the Rome Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Long Island Film Festival and others.

ALFIE:

I'm an addict. I can't go through a day

without the stuff. Theo reaches over and

pours for him with a steady hand.

ALFIE:

You're not from around here, are you?

THEO:

I'm from Akron.

Alfie looks at Theo's bowling shoe attired feet.

ALFIE:

You a bowler?

Theo's hand starts shaking uncontrollably. He puts down the

cream.

THEO:

I'm looking for a man.

ALFIE:

What kind of man?

THEO:

A bowler.

Alfie presses a matchbook into Theo's hand and then trundles

off. Theo looks down at the matchbook; it reads "Bowl for

health, enjoy yourself. Babylon Lanes."

8 EXT. BABYLON LANES - TWILIGHT 8

Theo pulls into the empty parking lot of Babylon Lanes beside

a cheap looking American sedan.

9 INT. BABYLON LANES 9

Theo walks into an empty run-down forty lane bowling alley

carrying his ball bag. It is dark. The fluorescent lights

switch on and the pin re-set machines whirr into action. SID

and BREEZE, two shady looking guys in a basement-sale suits

walk up lane dividers towards Theo.

SID:

Lane's closed big fellah, league night.

THEO:

I'm not here to bowl.

SID:

(gesturing to Theo's bag)

You drag that coconut around for your

health, or do you know how to use it?

THEO:

(bristling at the challenge)

I'm looking for somebody.

BREEZE:

Hey, ain't I seen you on the tour?

SID:

No, pinhead, he ain't here to bowl.

THEO:

I'm looking for Buzz Fazeli.

Sid and Breeze look sideways at each other.

BREEZE:

Fazeli...I don't know no Buzz Fazeli.

SID:

What do you want with old man Faz?

THEO:

Some unfinished business.

SID:

If you wanna do business in this town,

there's other people around here got more

weight than old Faz.

A lady dwarf walks by.

DWARF:

Evening Sid, evening Breeze.

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Christopher Grimm

Christopher Grimm is a New York City-based writer-director and actor. He wrote, produced, directed and starred in a series of TV promos and movie trailers for the Independent Film Channel based on The ... more…

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