Then a door opening, a man coming out of a metal firedoor.
Lane grabbing him, throwing him out of the way, holding
the door open as we dive through into--
A stairwell. Lane sprinting up, two steps at a time.
Trying the door at the second floor landing. Locked.
Running up. Dizzying whirl as we run, up and up.
The POV is finally broken by a...
INT. UNDERGROUND GARAGE
But we don't know where we are yet. We see a man in
extreme close-up: just his eyes and mouth. The eyes are
closed, the eyeballs tracking under the lids, like he is
watching a movie in there. This is LENNY.
This is great... the doors are all
locked. Who are these losers,
friends of yours?
BACK TO POV as we reach the fifth floor landing. Lane is
coming unglued as he finds this door locked. We look
down, see cops coming two floors below. One cranks off a
couple rounds at us and we snap back from the railing.
Pounding up the last flight. Finally! The door is
Blasting through it, behind Lane, onto the roof. Running
all out past AC units and pipes, air vents. Looking up:
an LAPD helicopter orbiting close. It flicks the xenon
onto us and we are running in a vibrating circle of blue
Running along the edge of the roof. Looking down. Car
burning upside down in the street below. The gas tank
explodes, filling the street with orange light. We don't
slow. We're running all out.
Wow... the gas tank is a nice touch.
Oh, oh, end of the line boys.
Ahead, in POV we see the edge of the roof coming up.
Beyond it is another building, about ten feet lower and
separated by a 20 foot alley.
But Lane doesn't slow down. He leaps across the void and
makes it to the other building, landing in a sprawl.
We reach the edge and look down. Six stories. No ladders
or fire-escapes. Whip to behind us. Cops running across