Sam, a busy man, checks his watch.
Bill puts his hand on the ground. Sam drops a
keg of roofing nails on it and, his work done, leaves with
his gang. Bill sobs with pain.
5EXT. LOT BEYOND MILL
Bill and Steve drag a safe by a rope through a
vacant lot beyond the mill. Blackie walks behind.
You know what I'm doing with my end? Buy a boat.
Get that? I had a boat. I had a nice apartment, I had a
boat. Margie don't like that. We got to have a house. "I
can't afford no house," I said. She says, "Sell the boat." I
didn't want to sell my boat. I didn't want to buy the house.
I sell the boat, I buy the house. Nine years we had the
house, eight of them she's after me, we should get another
boat. I give up.
Same as always, I do all the work, you gripe
Suddenly FOUR POLICEMEN surprise them from ambush. Bill lets
go of the rope and starts to run. Steve does not give up
immediately, however, and they shoot him down. Bill picks up
Steve's gun and fires back. Three of the Policemen go
chasing after Blackie, whom they soon bring to heel. The
FOURTH stays behind taking potshots at Bill while he attends
6TIGHT ON STEVE
Steve, badly wounded, is about to die.
Run. Get out of here.
I love you so much. Why didn't you run. Don't die.
Steve dies. Bullets kick up dust around him. He takes off
running. One of the bullets has caught him in the shoulder.
ABBY, a beautiful woman in her late twenties,
attends to Bill's wounds in a big vaulted sewer. Her sister
URSULA, a reckless girl of 14, stands watch.
They shot the shit out of him. My brother. I
couldn't believe what I was seeing.