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EXT. RIDGEMONT CENTER MALL - NIGHT
From the outside parking lot it looks like an
enormous beached whale. It is the prime hangout for
all the teenagers in the area. Kids mill around the
parking lot or stand by the mall entrance.
INT. RIDGEMONT CENTER MALL
There are three levels of stores underneath a
massive fluorescent roof. Different music comes
from each store. It looks seventies-modern, but
already used and run-down. Groups of kids cruise
the mall, eyeing each other and acting cool.
INT. SWENSON'S ICE-CREAM PARLOR - NIGHT
The teenage waitresses in their peppermint pattie
uniforms are rushing around, trying to keep up with
A good-looking man in his mid-twenties enters and
sits. He wears a plastic name tag that says:
"Pacific Stereo Audio Consultant, RON JOHNSON."
Two Swenson's Waitresses pass by with supreme
indifference, and take their orders into the back
INT. SWENSON'S BACK KITCHEN
I think he looks like Richard Gere.
The two Waitresses discuss the issue at hand. One
of them, Linda Barrett, is the seventeen year old,
retired sex queen of Ridgemont High.
WAITRESS #1 (CONT'D)
I think he looks like... Richard
Gere. (Bruce Springsteen)
Did you see his cute little butt?
A third waitress enters.
Let's talk about C-19.
WAITRESS #1 AND LINDA
I think I'll drop over and change
No, be cool, that's Stacy's
Through the entrance, we see Stacy Hamilton. She is
the fifteen-year-old trainee, sweet-looking with
just the last traces of baby fat. She puts down a
glass of water for Ron, spills some and mops it up.
He's too old for Stacy, she hasn't
even started high school yet.
A flustered Stacy enters the back kitchen.
How's it going.
Do you think that guy's cute?
In a blow-dryed kind of way.
Does anyone else want to take his
Don't you like him?
Yeah, but I fucked up. You can take
Come on, Stacy, it's your section
and your man.
What should I do?
Just take his order, look him in
the eye and if he says anything
remotely funny, laugh a lot.
She fluffs up Stacy's hair and gently shoves her
towards the door. Stacy reluctantly exits.
INT. SWENSON'S DINING ROOM
Stacy goes to Ron's table.
So you working hard or hardly
Stacy thinks it over, decides it's a joke and
laughs (a little too late). Ron looks at her
You look like you could still be in
I know, everyone says that.
He stares at her and she stares back uncomfortably.
What can I get for you tonight.
How about your phone number?
Stacy smiles nervously.
INT. RIDGEMONT MALL - OUTSIDE SWENSON'S - NIGHT
A teenage boy stands in front of an in-mall theatre
across from Swenson's. He wears a stiff over-sized
tuxedo suit. He is Mark "The Rat" Ratner, a ticket
taker on the job.
Mike Damone, a transplanted Easterner, bops over
from the record store, eyeing every girl he passes.
He stops at the movie theatre.
Do you ever look at those girls who
work at Swenson's? They're
beautiful. And I have to stand out
here and watch them six nights a
You should work for yourself.
Two Junior High Kids spot Damone, walk up to him.
What can I do for you, gentlemen?
JUNIOR HIGH KID #1
You the guy with the Van Halen
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