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You know, when you fire somebody
you have to stick to your guns.
The men might get to thinkin' that
I'm weak if I take you back.
with salt and pepper hair that was once jet black. Skin
darker than a Louisiana Creole.
kicked up on the desk, fully in charge.
calendar tacked to the wall: May, 1948.
And I didn't tell Dupree that I'd
give you your job back... All I
said was that I'd be glad to talk
to you if you said the right
thing... Do you have something to
Mr. Giacomo, when one of the white
guys has come off a double shift
and says he's too tired to work
overtime, you don't fire him.
Fella, what'd I tell ya? If you're
Champion can't use you.
hangar that surrounds the office.
Now... Do... you... have...
something... to say?
swallowing his pride as well. And then:
I want my job back, Mr. Giacomo. I
need to work and I need a good job.
Is that all?
from bowing his head.
No, that's not all... I need money
so that I can pay my mortgage and
eat... I need a house to live in
need to buy clothes so I can--
I'm sorry, fella, but I gotta get
back to work...
is up too, blocking his way out the door.
Ezekiel, Mr. Giacomo.
My name is Ezekiel... Ezekiel
field goal with his right knee.
S'cuse me, Ezekiel.
Duke Ellington's "Absinthe" snakes up like sin and we
4 INT. JOPPY'S BAR 4
smiling and waving.
Catch ya later, Joppy.
BACK TO SCENE:
glass down hard on the counter on his way out.
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