Gordy swings over the hole on the axe handle.
He hits the other side running. Drives a shoulder into
the door at the end of the hall.
11 INT. TENEMENT APARTMENT 11
Gordy bursts in. It's an inferno. He looks up. Knocks
his axe on the ceiling. Hears desperate POUNDING back.
Gordy climbs a table. Starts whacking upward with theaxe, attacking the peeling, crumbled plaster overhead.
Gordy is trying to hack a hole into the room above, buthe's not doing it fast enough. He won't beat the fire.
12 INT. TENEMENT - HALLWAY 12
Gordy calls down to his men.
Give me the hose!
This place is gone! It could
flashover any second!
Give me the goddamn hose!
Mike and Junior pass the hose up.
13 INT. TENEMENT APARTMENT 13
Gordy aims the nozzle at the hole he started in theceiling. Turns it on full jet.
Gordy's barely able to hold the hose as the high-pressurestream bites into old, decayed plaster.
Bit by bit the ceiling falls away. Gordy's almostthrough to the room above, when...
Falling debris severs the hose. Gordy's lost pressure.
He hasn't broken through. The building's coming down.
He's gotta get outta there.
Gordy's not going anywhere. Picks up the axe. Attacks
the hole again furiously, until finally...
14 GORDY 14
breaks through! A small hole, which he quickly widens,
to reveal... a terrified Latino family gaping down athim, their room ablaze around them. Gordy reaches up.
Speaks to them in Spanglish -
It's okay... Esta bien, esta
bien... Come with me... Con mio...