TITLE CARD ON BLACK: 'This is fiction.'
1 INT. SUBURBAN BATHROOM - DAY 1
20 year-old DANIEL HORDERN stands at the sink of a neat
bathroom, his face covered in shaving foam.
He dips his blade in the basin and drags it across his cheek. Hewinces in pain.
GAIL HORDERN appears in the doorway.
What's the matter?
Where's dad's razor?
Mine's blunt. I'm gonna be late forwork.
Don't you have spare ones?
You can use mine.
You can use mine.
Why? What's wrong with
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It's disgusting, mum. Don't worry
2 INT. POLICE STATION - AFTERNOON 2
Daniel enters, back pack over his shoulder. He nods to the dutysergeant at the front desk and swipes himself in.
3 INT. POLICE STATION / LOCKER ROOM - AFTERNOON 3
Daniel enters. His partner, PETER SIMMONS (22), is dressed inuniform, closing up his locker.
I'll see you out there.
4 INT. POLICE STATION / WEAPONS DESK - AFTERNOON 4
Daniel, now in police uniform, is handed his service revolver bythe weapons clerk. He signs for it and rushes out.
5 INT. POLICE CAR - NIGHT 5
Daniel is on patrol with Peter. Peter drives. It's late. Theradio crackles. They sit in silence a while.
She's leaving messages on the machine
now at, like, three in the morning and
mum's, like, screaming at me to get
her to stop, but you know, yeah, but
She'll quit it eventually. She'll get
Maybe. I dunno if crazy people get
bored. You know what I mean?
The radio crackles. OVER comes the male voice of police radiocommunications centre VKC (D-24).
Richmond 49. Do you copy?
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Daniel lifts the radio receiver.
Richmond 49. We copy.
49. What’s your current position?
49. We’re heading west on Bridge Roadtowards Church.
49, Boroondara's units are all tied up
at present. Can you head over to 48
Darcy Street in Hawthorn? A Mrs Burnie
of that address has reported a white
Commodore sedan in the middle of the
road. Says it looks abandoned, windows
49. Roger. We'll give it a look.
6 EXT. SUBURBAN STREET - NIGHT 6
Daniel and Peter pull up behind the white sedan in a quietneighbourhood. They get out to inspect. Their radios crackle.
They head to the driver's side. Peter shines his torch throughthe broken window, then opens the door. He shines the torchunder the steering column. Wires dangle. He climbs in the frontseat and shines the torch around the floor of the car. Daniel
crouches on the road beside him.
A SHOTGUN BLAST rips into Daniel's head. Peter spins, splatteredwith blood and flesh. Semi-blinded he dives out of the car in an
attempt to grab the assailant. A blast rings out, hitting him inthe body.
Another blast echoes down the street. Three figures in thedarkness sprint from the scene. A light goes on in aneighbouring apartment block. The street is still.
7 INT. J'S AND JULIA'S APARTMENT / LOUNGE - DAY 7
JOSHUA 'J' CODY (17), wearing one oversized rubber dishwashingglove, sits on the couch beside his mum, JULIA CODY (35), who isasleep, chin on her chest, in front of game-show TV. J watchesthe TV intently.