He made joke, bad joke. First time on
The SUPERVISOR comes over to see what the problem is:
Well, they've got valid visas, but they
don't have much money. Uh... and I'm
not...uh, I think there's a possibility
they may be coming to live and reside.
Look how long the line is. We gotta
move 'em out. I'll take them down to
Emil looks at Oleg, pissed.
INT. P.B. HERMAN'S RESTAURANT - DAY
The place is empty except for one table at the end of the
bar. EDDIE FLEMMING, Manhattan's most famous detective, and
his savvy, black partner, LEON JACKSON are having cocktails.
Eddie is smoothly handsome, tough, smart and tired. Not only
is he the best homicide detective Manhattan has ever seen,
he's continually mentioned in New York columns and has been
the subject of several magazine articles. There's even been
a TV movie about one of his biggest cases. Leon has been
with Eddie a long time and was also featured in the TV movie.
Sitting with Eddie and Leon is ROBERT HAWKINS, host and star
reporter for the tabloid show, "Top Story." Hawkins is also
the best in the business and has dealt with them all: Joey
Buttafuco and Amy Fisher, Lorena Bobbit and OJ.
Wait staff bustles in the b.g. doing the morning set up.
Hawkins listens as Eddie, cigar in hand, finishes a "war
story" and a vodka tonic at the same time.
So we're waitin' to hit this warrant -
we got Emergency Service with the heavy
weapons standin' by - ready to go. I
say, lemme get a cigar outta the car. I
go to get the cigar and BOOM! All the
sudden I turn around and a kid with a
shotgun let one go. Right where I was
standin'. That coulda been it. I
coulda had my head blown off and for
what? Some stupid kid got panicky,
takes the safety off and it's over. If
I hadn't gone back for that cigar - for
a bad habit - I would've had my head