1 EXT. HOT TRAXX NIGHTCLUB - NIGHT
CAMERA holds on this PACKED disco on Van Nuys Blvd.
"San Fernando Valley, 1977"
A CADILLAC SEVILLE pulls up to the valet area and CAMERA (STEADICAM) moves
across the street, towards the car, landing close;
From the Seville steps, JACK HORNER (50s) and AMBER WAVES (early 30s).
CAMERA follows them (this is one continous shot) as they pass the crowd,
greet a DOORMAN and enter --
INSIDE THE NIGHTCLUB. Twice as packed inside as outside. Music is full
blast. Amber and Jack are greeted by;
MAURICE t.t. RODRIGUEZ (30s). Owner of the nightclub. Puerto Rican. Wearing
a suit and fifteen gold chains.
Jackie-Jack-Jack and Miss Lovely Amber Waves --
You bad ass little spick. How are you, honey?
Pissed off you ain't been around --
-- I been on vacation.
Don't stay away this long from my
club ever again, Jackie-Jack-Jack.
Maurice takes Amber's hand and gives it a kiss.
You are the foxiest bitch in ten countries.
You're such a charmer.
I got you all set up at your booth.
I wanna send over some clams on the half shell.
Just remember, Jack: I'm available
and ready. Cast me and find out --
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Amber and Jack head off towards the booth. CAMERA stays with Maurice,
follows him to the bar area, where he shouts some orders to a WAITER.
Clams on the half shell to Jack
and Amber -- over there -- go!
The WAITER takes off to the kitchen, Maurice walks onto the dance floor and
greets three people;
REED ROTHCHILD, 20s, tall and skinny, BECKY BARNETT, 20s, black girl in
silk, BUCK SWOPE, 20s, black guy in cowboy gear.
Hello there, kiddies.
Hi, hey, hi, Maurice.
Having a good time?
Great, great, great.
Maurice moves away to greet some more people. CAMERA stays with Reed, Becky
and Buck, does a 360 around them. Reed and Becky Disco Dance. Buck does
some Cowboy-Type Moves.
Moments later, the WAITER carrying clams on the half shell passes and
CAMERA picks up with him, follows him to Jack's booth, where he presents
Compliments of Maurice.