Moving Target

Synopsis: Toby Kellogg is an aspiring musician, who's sent off to music school over the summer. Not wishing to stay away from his band and potential girlfriend, he slips away late one night, where soon after police storm his sleeping dorm in looking for him. He returns home, expecting further grief from his folks and disappointment from his kid brother David, only to find his family is nowhere to be found, in fact house is completely devoid of all it's abandoned. He isn't aware that his father stumbled across a mafia conspiracy and has been spirited away along with his wife and son, by witness protection program. But none of that matters know since an ace assassin has just gunned down his closest friend in mistaken identity and is now back to correct his goof.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Chris Thomson
Production: NBC
100 min

( playing rock music )

( siren )

All right.

That was great. Okay.

Would you mind

Waiting outside, megan?

No, no.


Um, i ad-libbed

In the middle

Because i couldn't Read the chart

I forgot my glasses.


I'm just kidding.


I really like the way

That sampler sounds.

We should clean it up

With the drum pads next time.


It would sound really good.


( snickering )


So, where did you

Find her?

I didn't. She saw our note

On the bulletin board.

What do you think?

No way.

Don't sugarcoat it, jeff.

What do you really think?

Guys, she's a replacement,

And it's only for eight weeks.

Man, for one thing,

She's a chick.

For another thing,

It's like trying to replace

Steve perry from journey

With stevie nicks. Weak.


What do you think?

I think her tush

Is a little big.

You maggot. Look, i'm bookin'

Out of here in the morning.

Toby, why did we

Wait so long?

She's the only one

That called.

If you want to keep

The gigs that we've

Lined up this summer,

You need somebody

On keyboards. Anyone.

So, what's it gonna be?

I'll take

"things that won't fly"

For fifty. How's that?

Come on.

All those in favor

Of making her part

Of the band, say aye.

All those not in favor.

( cymbal crashes )


The ayes have it.

Joe, am i gonna see you

At the golf tournament


Yeah, i look forward

To it, arthur.

Make yourself a drink.

No, thanks. I'm meeting

Sarah for dinner.

Good for her.

It's about time

You gave your wife

A little attention.

Don't let me keep you.

( sighs )


Okay, you're in.

Really? I'm in?

Oh, great!


Are saturdays at 4:00

And tuesday nights.

I work saturdays.

That's okay,

They'll mess around

With the schedule.

Where do you work?

Westside vet hospital.

That's where i know you from.

You're the flea bath girl!

I came in a couple

Of weeks ago,

And you said my dog

Had a funny name.

The airedale. I came in

With my little brother trevor.

That's right.

I remember you.

It's a small world.


Come on, guys.

Let's get out of here.

We're going to westwood.

You want to come with us?

No, that's okay.

Listen, we need you

A lot more than you need us,

So if i were you, i wouldn't

Take any grief from these guys.

Okay? Come on.

i felt terrible

Lying to him.

good. You deserve to.

arthur's been good to you.

What was i supposed

To say, "arthur, i can't

Have drinks with you

Because our main competition

Is taking me to dinner,

To make an offer"?

When did all this

Come about?

I thought you were happy

With arthur.

well, things change.

Maybe it's time to move on.

So, who approached who?

They did. They called

Out of the blue.

How was your day today?

what's the tyrant up to?


Acting like the sun is set

And will rise no more.

( trevor yells )

i gotta go.

trevor's got his tongue

stuck to an ice tray.

Have a good meeting.

You're going

To interlochen?

My dad says

It's a parent's


To send

His kid away

For training

If he sees

Some talent.

He just wants

To get rid of you

For the summer.

National band camp, wow.

Ever since your old man

Saw amadeus,

He's been pushing carnegie hall

Straight down your throat.

I mean, the kid's

A rock 'n' roller.

I can't believe

You don't want to go.

And miss

All this wildness?

Single! I am single tonight!

You and me

Are going on a ride tonight!

I'm single! Come on, baby!

Come on, baby!

The only reason why adults

Pull this authority crap

Is because they're afraid

We're gonna outgrow them,

And we already have.

Yeah, but you're gonna learn

Some pretty heavy music.

They teach a lot of cool stuff--

Ear training, music theory.

What good is that for?

I don't know.

Maybe keep you guys

From singing off-pitch.

I'm just saying you

Could use some help

On your harmonies.

I think you should

Tell your parents

You don't want to go,

Bail on the whole program,

And hide out at my place.

Do the words "grounded for life"

Mean anything to you?

Eight weeks out of your life

Isn't gonna kill you.

Okay, you've

Talked me into it.

Why don't you go?



( sighs )

I can't read

My own scribbles.

Sorry i'm late.

Fred dobbins.

No problem at all.

This is george suggs.

Not much of a name,

But one heck of a shortstop.

Ballplayer, huh?

Thank you.

I hope you're here tonight

With an open mind, mr. Kellogg.

You'll need it to fully

Appreciate the gravity

Of this conversation.

What could possibly be grave

About a job interview,


Good evening,

Mr. Cambridge.

Good evening.

Weinberg, wake up.

( whistles )

Hey, lend me the jacket.

( speaking spanish )

( engine stalling )

Excuse me, seor,

But do you own a gold bmw?

The one you put a dent into?

No, seor,

The one that is on fire.

How did that happen?

I don't know.

Felipe was driving.

You better have

A damn good reason

For this.

Cambridge just walked

Through the front door.

What's going on?

Get him out of here.

The car's coming

Around now!

Let go!

Get his car!

Go! I'm in.

Where were you?! Three years'

Hard work almost wiped out--

He came out of nowhere, man.

Watch the road!

What do you want?

I'm sorry it has

To be this way.

Who are you people?

Justice department.


Take it easy, toby.

Take it easy, bro.

I'll see you, buddy.

So, adios, tobias.

I hope you have

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Andy Tennant

Andy Tennant (born June 15, 1955) is an American screenwriter, film and television director, and dancer. more…

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