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EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD STREET - MORNING
TWIN BOYS, RUDY AND JACOB CARGES (12), ride their bikes
through a suburban neighborhood.
Rudy, the more athletic of the two, rides at a breakneck
pace. Jacob rides slowly due to a HOCKEY MASK that he wears
over his face. It’s making it difficult for him to see. The
boys turn down a DIRT PATH and ride deep into some WOODS.
INT. WOODS - CONTINUOUS
Rudy and Jacob ride to the edge of a CLEARING and stop.
Across from the clearing is a large OAK TREE, which has a
TREE HOUSE perched high up in it’s branches. The boys
cautiously look around and whisper.
You see ‘em?
No. But that doesn’t mean they’re
After a beat, Rudy gets off his bike and starts walking
towards the tree house. Jacob stays behind, eyeing their
RUDY (CONT'D) (cont’d)
Jacob, come on. It’s cool.
Suddenly, a ROCK comes careening from off screen. It hits
Jacob in the head and knocks him to the ground.
Rudy darts for the oak tree as a hail storm of rock and
debris come flying at him.
As Jacob rises, a stream of blood pours down the front of his
mask. He quickly runs for the tree.
TWO BOYS, JEFF AND KENNY (14), trailer park, punks come
running out of the woods, rocks in hand.
Rudy and Jacob climb the tree, using makeshift RUNGS that are
nailed into the trunk. In the floor of the tree house is a
DOOR. Rudy removes a KEY from a chain around his neck and
unlocks it. He climbs inside and pulls Jacob in after him.
INT. TREE HOUSE - CONTINUOUS
Jacob looks back and sees Jeff and Kenny, running over. Rudy
crosses to the door with a BUCKET of liquid.
What the hell is that?
Rudy dumps the piss onto Jeff and Kenny.
EXT. TREE HOUSE - SAME TIME
Now drenched with piss, Jeff and Kenny jump from the tree,
screaming. They try to shake the urine off.
Kenny spits the taste out of his mouth and angrily calls up
to the boys.
You and your deformed brother are
INT. TREE HOUSE - SAME TIME
Jacob rips the hockey mask off. (A large STRAWBERRY
BIRTHMARK covers the right side of his face.) He’s insulted.
(calling to Kenny)
Anytime you’re ready, dickhead.
EXT. TREE HOUSE - SAME TIME
Jeff and Kenny walk off.
They’re fucking dead!
Jeff runs off screen and throws up.
INT. FISHER HOME - KITCHEN - MORNING
LEONARD FISHER (12), severely obese, sits at the dinner
table, eating pancakes.
His FATHER, PATRICK (35) and TWO YOUNGER SISTERS, HALEY (8)
and SARA (6) are seated with him. They are all overweight.
LEONARD’S MOTHER, GRACE (35), the largest of them all,
crosses to the table, sits and starts eating.
JUMP CUTS show the progression of their meal. From globs of
syrup being placed over pancakes to the mass consumption of
omelets and sausage. Caught up with eating, nobody speaks.
EST. EXT. CHUNG RESIDENCE - MORNING
A modern, upper-class home with a large, well tended yard.
The check is supposed to be here on
the first of the month... She’s
your daughter, you asshole!
INT. CHUNG HOME - UPSTAIRS HALLWAY - CONTINUOUS
YACCO CHUANG (35), Asian-American, sexy, uptight,
psychiatrist, paces the hallway on the phone.
HER DAUGHTER, MALEE (12) with long, black, braided hair and
thick rimmed glasses, peeks her head out of the bathroom.
Mom, I need help.
YACCO (INTO PHONE)
Any parent is “parent of the year”
next to you, you selfish prick.
Yacco walks off. Deflated, Malee reenters the bathroom.
INT. CHUNG HOME - BATHROOM - CONTINUOUS
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