12  and holding script
Synopsis: Of identical twin brothers Jacob (Conor Donovan) and Rudy, the latter is the more outgoing, serving as de facto leader of their group of friends. The brothers ignite the ire of some local bullies, who come to take revenge, and Rudy dies. Jacob, his parents, friends and the community must find a way to deal with their grief.

FADE IN:

EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD STREET - MORNING

TWIN BOYS, RUDY AND JACOB CARGES (12), ride their bikes

through a suburban neighborhood.

Rudy, the more athletic of the two, rides at a breakneck

pace. Jacob rides slowly due to a HOCKEY MASK that he wears

over his face. It’s making it difficult for him to see. The

boys turn down a DIRT PATH and ride deep into some WOODS.

INT. WOODS - CONTINUOUS

Rudy and Jacob ride to the edge of a CLEARING and stop.

Across from the clearing is a large OAK TREE, which has a

TREE HOUSE perched high up in it’s branches. The boys

cautiously look around and whisper.

JACOB:

You see ‘em?

RUDY:

No. But that doesn’t mean they’re

not here.

After a beat, Rudy gets off his bike and starts walking

towards the tree house. Jacob stays behind, eyeing their

safety.

RUDY (CONT'D) (cont’d)

Jacob, come on. It’s cool.

Suddenly, a ROCK comes careening from off screen. It hits

Jacob in the head and knocks him to the ground.

Rudy darts for the oak tree as a hail storm of rock and

debris come flying at him.

As Jacob rises, a stream of blood pours down the front of his

mask. He quickly runs for the tree.

TWO BOYS, JEFF AND KENNY (14), trailer park, punks come

running out of the woods, rocks in hand.

Rudy and Jacob climb the tree, using makeshift RUNGS that are

nailed into the trunk. In the floor of the tree house is a

DOOR. Rudy removes a KEY from a chain around his neck and

unlocks it. He climbs inside and pulls Jacob in after him.

2.

INT. TREE HOUSE - CONTINUOUS

Jacob looks back and sees Jeff and Kenny, running over. Rudy

crosses to the door with a BUCKET of liquid.

JACOB:

What the hell is that?

RUDY:

Piss.

Rudy dumps the piss onto Jeff and Kenny.

EXT. TREE HOUSE - SAME TIME

Now drenched with piss, Jeff and Kenny jump from the tree,

screaming. They try to shake the urine off.

Kenny spits the taste out of his mouth and angrily calls up

to the boys.

KENNY:

You and your deformed brother are

dead!

INT. TREE HOUSE - SAME TIME

Jacob rips the hockey mask off. (A large STRAWBERRY

BIRTHMARK covers the right side of his face.) He’s insulted.

RUDY:

(calling to Kenny)

Anytime you’re ready, dickhead.

EXT. TREE HOUSE - SAME TIME

Jeff and Kenny walk off.

KENNY:

They’re fucking dead!

Jeff runs off screen and throws up.

INT. FISHER HOME - KITCHEN - MORNING

LEONARD FISHER (12), severely obese, sits at the dinner

table, eating pancakes.

His FATHER, PATRICK (35) and TWO YOUNGER SISTERS, HALEY (8)

and SARA (6) are seated with him. They are all overweight.

(CONTINUED)

3.

CONTINUED:

LEONARD’S MOTHER, GRACE (35), the largest of them all,

crosses to the table, sits and starts eating.

JUMP CUTS show the progression of their meal. From globs of

syrup being placed over pancakes to the mass consumption of

omelets and sausage. Caught up with eating, nobody speaks.

EST. EXT. CHUNG RESIDENCE - MORNING

A modern, upper-class home with a large, well tended yard.

YACCO (O.S.)

The check is supposed to be here on

the first of the month... She’s

your daughter, you asshole!

INT. CHUNG HOME - UPSTAIRS HALLWAY - CONTINUOUS

YACCO CHUANG (35), Asian-American, sexy, uptight,

psychiatrist, paces the hallway on the phone.

HER DAUGHTER, MALEE (12) with long, black, braided hair and

thick rimmed glasses, peeks her head out of the bathroom.

MALEE:

Mom, I need help.

YACCO (INTO PHONE)

(ignoring her)

Any parent is “parent of the year”

next to you, you selfish prick.

Yacco walks off. Deflated, Malee reenters the bathroom.

INT. CHUNG HOME - BATHROOM - CONTINUOUS

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Anthony Cipriano

Anthony S. Cipriano is an American-born writer and producer, currently based in Los Angeles. He is best known for creating the A&E drama-thriller series Bates Motel. more…

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