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Is that you honey? I’m in the
nursery and I’m just putting Chris
What a day I’ve had! There is so
much of paperwork to be done and
trying my best to do what he wants
however the only problem is the
economy is so lousy and people
aren’t buying our products. Well,
anyway, that’s life in the steel
industry, so what’s going on here?
Yes. (pause) Joe, it’s a real
him everyday to work with me and he
does not give me any trouble, but I
hurt himself. There are so many
beauty salon, so I really think
newspaper for a babysitter.
An excellent idea sweetheart, it’ll
take a load off your mind and mine
Hi Mom, Dad. I’ve finished my
chores for the day. I’ve cleaned
the yard, mopped the floors,
vacuumed the house, cleaned the
garage, cleaned the bathrooms,
scrubbed the tubs and watered the
plants. He smiles at them.
That’s a good boy Jack. But, there
would like you to do.
We want you to get a job. You are
going to be 18 very soon and it’s
high time that you start to earn
for yourself, isn’t it?
It’s not that we are forcing this
as a burden on you Jack, not at all
and we want you to be successful in
life and we want the best for you.
both of you are saying to me and I
will succeed in life and I will get
a job, I promise. He starts looking
at job prospects in the newspaper
and sees Marian, 33, and Joe
Thatcher’s ad in it regarding a
babysitter and tells his mom and
dad that he has found a job and is
going to try to get it.
Mom, Dad, I think I’ve got it. I’m
going to see what luck holds in
store for me, alright.
Have you found a job?
Yes. Bye mom, bye dad. He gives mom
a kiss and dad a hug and goes to
the Thatcher’s home.
opens the door.
Hi there! I’ve come in response to
babysitter, who is to look after a
four year old child, is that right?
Oh yes. Please come in.
Not really. I just graduated from
after me to get a job somewhere,
so, here I am.
You do realize that we will only
hire someone with work experience
babysitting experience, don’t you?
I do understand. Definitely, but I
can assure you that I am extremely
gentle with toddlers and I really
love children, I have a baby sister
and I take care of her all the time
when my parents are not at home.
you seem like a fine young man to
Thank you very much sir. I am
extremely grateful to you and I
will take proper care of him.
That’s all we want really. Marian
comes downstairs. Marian dear, I’d
like you to meet...uh, why, I don’t
know your name and we got carried
away as to whether you were in or
out. What is your name?
Jack Hinckley, Sir.
(to Marian) Great, now I can
introduce you two and Marian,
Jack is our babysitter; is
It’s a pleasure to meet you Mrs.
Thatcher. Jack kisses Marian’s
Hello Jack. Are you in the habit of
kissing every woman’s hand that you
Thatcher, only pretty women, not
that I mean anything by that
(Pause) although I have a feeling
that you will be a good babysitter.
Now then, we will pay you $5
30pm and she gets home at 5pm.
It’s a total of 7 hrs and that will
be $35 altogether and I get home at
So, what you are saying Mr.
Thatcher, obviously, is that my pay
is for 7 hours, right?
That’s right. It’s not a bad
investment for a day, eh, and this
Hearing this Jack is a little
surprised. I know it might seem
strange to you that if both of us
are at work for a few hours
everyday, why we don’t put our son
in a child day care center, it’s
just that we don’t feel comfortable
with the idea, that’s all. We are
really nervous parents, you know.
Well sir, I can understand that,
but why hire a babysitter then, I
mean, couldn’t a parent also feel
nervous with a babysitter (a
stranger) in the house especially
with a four year old boy to take
Well, with another person, we might
teenagers had come for the position
but we found them all unqualified
disasters. They all seemed weird.
(Jack laughs) But you, I think we
a great job.
I will Sir, absolutely. I’ll treat
him the same way I treat my baby
sister. I’ll give him lots of
kindness and attend to his every
Splendid! Well, why don’t we show
Chris to Jack?
Of course; Jack this way. They go
upstairs to the nursery where
Chris, 4, is taking a nap. Jack
tries to caress Chris’s hair.
Shh..., don’t wake him up, Jack. We
just wanted you to see him.
(in a whisper) Of course, how
stupid of me! He’s so
adorable, I couldn’t help
myself and I’m not that
gullible. I know you probably
wanted me to have a look at
him and I think the two of us
will get along just fine,
alright. They leave the
So it’s settled. You’ll start
tomorrow at 10. We’ll be here till
you get here and it doesn’t matter
if we are late by a few minutes
because our superiors understand,
to come at 9:
40 am then and I have
late to work and I don’t mind my
pay beginning at 10 am, if it’s
alright with both of you, is it
It’s alright, thank you.
Not at all and thank you both for
giving me my first job, I
It’s our pleasure. You are a good
kid, I can see that.
Yes and very considerate too.
tomorrow. Bye now. JOE and MARIAN
KNOCKS on the door.
Hello, is anybody at home?
Yes, we’re just leaving, come on
Hi Jack. Chris’s food is in the
fridge. I’ve labeled it baby food,
the microwave is there. All you
have to do is heat it and give it
to him at 12:
30p.m, alright bye.
thing because big Jack will take
care of everything. They smile and
Hello Chris, do you know who I am?
Yes, my mommy told me that a friend
play with me, so what’s your name?
You are absolutely right. May I
tell you that you are the cutest,
smartest, bravest and the most
mature 4 yr old boy I have met in
one girl who is your age and she
happens to be my sister. Oh, by the
way my name is Jack. Let’s play.
home at 5p.m.... She sees Jack
playing with Chris.
Hello Jack. Hi sweetie, mommy
missed you so much. Jack, it’s
really wonderful to see that the
come along Chris, it’s time for
your evening nap, so let’s go to
the nursery. She goes up to put
bed she comes down.
Did you give him the food at the
Yes, Mrs. Thatcher.
Good. Jack tomorrow is my off day.
I get Thursdays off. So, we’ll call
you when we need you again and here
is your $35, good job!
Thanks. But, do you mind if I come
tomorrow anyway? I really like
Chris a lot Marian, please?
Sure, why not. What about your
sister though, doesn’t she need
someone to look after her Jack,
what do you say?
Oh! She’s very well attended too.
You see, we have a part-time maid
they are taking my baby sister
Catherine, with them.
Wow, you’re going to be all alone
Yes. Thank you very much Mrs.
Oh, don’t be so formal and you may
call me Marian, I won’t mind Jack.
Yes Mrs. Thatcher, I mean Marian.
May I call Mr. Thatcher, Joe?
Sure. He won’t mind either.
Well, I better go home now and say
hello to Joe for me, okay?
Well, so long. See you tomorrow.
Goodbye Jack, take care.
Hi Jack. Did you have a good
I slept very comfortably, thank
you. How about you?
Chris playing with his toys.
and how are you doing today?
Mommy bought some new toys for me.
Yes, I can see that. They are
really very nice. (to Marian) Is
Joe working today?
Yes he is. Joe gets Mondays off.
Well, make yourself at home. I have
to go shopping. I won’t be too
long. It’ll be about half an hour.
May I come along too?
If you’d like, but I thought you
wanted to play with Chris, don’t
Well, I do but don’t you need any
help with the groceries?
I do have a lot of things to buy. I
guess I could use you.
Come along Chris, we are going
Marian, I’ve known you for four
days now, well, three and a quarter
know where you work at.
(laughs) Why Jack, you are
quite a practical,
mathematical man; you don’t
have to be that exact. After
all, it is the fourth day.
Anyway, I work at the "Women’s
Beauty Salon" and it’s on
Oh yes, now I remember. I’ve passed
times and I’ve seen the beauty
elegant beauty salon, so do you get
lots of customers or you don’t get
to look good and pay good money to
look it and we in return give them
the styles they want.
Good. Where does Joe work at?
Is that the name?
when you hear the name of it.
What is its name?
Rock Hard Industry!
(he laughs) That’s very close
to my house. I live at 2250,
Westside Lane, Las Vegas,
Nevada, 89117. When I first
saw it, I couldn’t believe
name like Rock Hard Industry.
It does make sense if you
scrutinize it carefully but it
wouldn’t hurt to give it a
decent name, Rock Hard, huh!
Oh boy, isn’t life bizarre at
with their products.
Oh, they are.
IN THE CAR:
So, what are we getting?
(taking out her grocery list)
Well, let’s see; cheese, milk,
chicken, potatoes, peas,
beans, spinach, carrots,
fruits and baby food, that’s
picks it up for her and while
giving it to her; he stares into
her blue eyes with passion.
Thank you Jack; is something wrong?
Or were you staring at me
pretty women, if you don’t mind me
saying that, Marian.
No, you told me that once before,
when you kissed my hand, remember?
Well, don’t pay attention to it. I
didn’t mean anything by the stare,
I promise, okay.
That’s okay, I understand. I’m not
assume any motherly responsibility.
You are big enough to know what you
are supposed to do and what you are
mistakes and don’t make them again,
I hope I haven’t hurt your feelings
in any way, have I?
Oh no, no, that was extremely
educational and thank you for
telling me this. They leave the
Supermarket. At this point Marian
is a little confused, not knowing
what to believe, however, Jack has
fallen deeply in love with Marian
and is obsessed with her.
They reach home.
have to go to a party at my
friend’s house, it’s his graduation
Oh that’s fine and I’m going to be
here the rest of the day, okay.
Right, I know and I guess you need
me tomorrow, well do you?
Great! I’ll be here at 9:40am and
say hello to Joe from me, please.
I will, see you. After Jack leaves,
Joe comes home.
Hi honey, I’m home.
Hi. How was your day?
Oh excellent. The boss gave me a
raise. He said I was working really
company and I deserve it.
Why honey, I’m so proud of you.
So, what did you do today?
Chris, then Jack came.
(he is surprised). Jack came
was your off day, you would
have told him not to come.
Well, yesterday I did tell him, but
Hmm, I see. How much time did he
spend with Chris?
About twenty five minutes.
Twenty five minutes, that’s it?
and I said alright and then when we
returned, he told me suddenly that
he had to go to his friend’s
graduation party, which was a
If he did have to go then why did
he come in the first place?
Kids! Yes, they do the strangest
Why do you think that?
I don’t know, just the way he
looked at me in the Supermarket; he
told me it was just a stare and
said that at times he can’t keep
his eyes off pretty women, I did
not know what to do.
Well, in a way it’s understandable
if he does.
He’s really very nice to Chris.
Oh I know he is. Well, just oblige
at any time, explain the situation
to him. He’s a real smart guy,
Yes, he is smart. I don’t think
there’s any need to because I told
him what was necessary.
No. I was just puzzled as to why he
came but not any more and I’ve done
teenager, a lot crazier than Jack,
in fact, come to think of it, I
don’t think Jack’s done anything
he likes Chris, so he came by,
that’s all. The bit about the crush
Marian, well, that happens, but it
wears off like that.
I didn’t really say it was a crush.
I said I think it is.
Never mind. Everything’s okay.
I guess so.
let’s hit the sack.
Yes. During this conversation,
sofa. Joe and Marian take him to
is in the house.
Hello Chris, my boy.
Let’s play the one in which you
pretend to be a horse and I sit on
top of you, is that right?
Right, you are the jockey and I am
the horse. Hop on! Chris sits on
Jack and they go around the house.
Here we go, wee.
This is fun.
I’m glad you like it. Let’s play
How about hide and seek?
Yes lets, I like hide and seek.
hide anywhere in the house, does
that sound good?
One, two, three, four, five, six,
seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven,
twelve, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, sixteen, seventeen,
eighteen, nineteen and twenty, I’m
coming Chris. Where is Chris? Fee
boy under the sofa; got you. He
not there. Fee fi fo fum, I still
room upstairs, I’m coming. He goes
up but Chris isn’t there. Damn it,
ah, fee fi fo fum, I now smell the
boy in the closet and a-ha, I have
got you this time sweetie, do you
Not fair, you cheated.
Honest to God, I did not peek and
let’s play another game, is that
Okay. Soon time flies and the clock
Hello sweetie, how have you been?
She gives him a hug and some
Okay. Jack and I played a lot of
Good. Did you enjoy them?
What kind of games did you play?
We played hide and seek, horsy,
ringa roses, Gingerbread man and
many other games.
That’s very nice Jack, you really
kept him busy.
Well, I tried to keep him occupied.
Here’s your money.
you this or not.
What’s on your mind?
Well, what I was thinking, would
you like to go out for dinner with
me, Marian, if you don’t mind?
I don’t think so Jack, I appreciate
the offer, but Joe will be coming
home soon and I need to get dinner
organized and Chris will be all
alone at home, Jack.
Sure, I understand. (pause)
Although, I brought some cake,
homemade chicken, rice, lentil,
potatoes and vegetables and the
would be to heat it; Joe usually
gets back by 5:
25pm and it’s 5:15pm
do, you know.
cook like that?
Well, in that case why don’t we
wait for Joe and we’ll all have
dinner here, what do you say?
(pause) I confess I like you a
lot Marian. You especially
have been so kind to me and to
show my appreciation to you I
thought dinner at a fancy
restaurant would be the way I
could. I will repay Joe in
another way, I promise, unless
you absolutely don’t want to I
won’t force you to but it’s
not like I’m trying to lead
you away from Joe, no Marian,
not at all and I mean it.
you were trying to lead me away
from him, you just want to have
dinner with me alone, that’s all.
Yes, without any kind of obscene
I guess it’s alright.
Thank you. Oh, it’s 5:20pm. Joe
will be arriving here at 5:25pm.
Maybe you can leave a note on the
door saying that we have gone for
dinner and we’ll be back. Do
mention in the note there’s nothing
to be puzzled about, Jack just
wanted to take me out for dinner on
a friendly impulse, we’ll be back
soon and Jack brought you food.
it deliberately. Alright, I planned
will understand, like you have
understood that I like you as a
you to dinner, there’s nothing
wrong with a dinner date, I mean
still want to make sure that Joe is
here and tell him that you have
cooked food for him and explain to
him that I am not a bad wife for
that’s what he’s going to think,
I’ll also tell him that since you
really no need to make anything
of, that’s the most important
say no when he gets here, I’m sure.
No, he won’t and like you said,
he’ll understand that you like me
and you want to take me out to
dinner with no obscene intention;
but tell me how you are going to
pay for the dinner at a fancy
restaurant, well how are you?
and my parents give me a big
allowance, so there’s no problem at
You do have an answer for
everything, don’t you Jack? Joe
Hello honey. Hi Jack.
Hello darling. She gives him a
Joe, Jack would like to take me to
dinner, do you have a problem with
that or you don’t?
A problem! No, only if you promise
to bring her home at a reasonable
hour, no later than 10:30pm and
with her, no problem and have fun.
I was 17 once, you know.
Thanks for understanding Joe. (she
hugs him) Oh, he’s not going to try
him, absolutely not and that’s for
There is one thing though, what
about my food and Chris’s, has it
Chris’s food is in the fridge and
yours is in that plastic bag; Jack
made it, not that I...
Honey, I understand no need to
Alright darling, see you. Bye
Chris. Jack and I are going out for
dinner, but daddy’s here and mommy
will be back soon. Okay Chris, love
you. She kisses Chris
Bye Joe. Thank you.
Bye Jack.(they leave)
Oh, there’s one other thing. My car
broke down, I came by bus.
Some date. The gentleman is
supposed to take the lady out Jack.
Never mind, we’ll take mine. Back
inside the house.
Well, Jack is probably just trying
to show off the good money he made
and took your mother out, that’s
can go to a restaurant with only
balance, maybe Jack has extra
money. Well, they’ll be back soon
and don’t worry daddy’s here.
INT. RUPERT’S RESTAURANT - NIGHT
Hello and welcome to Rupert’s.
Hi, table for two please.
One moment Sir! Yes sir, table
seven and the steward will show you
the way, alright?
Here you are Sir.
Would you like to order now Sir?
Uh! I think we’ll wait. We’ll call
you when we are ready.
Jack are you absolutely sure that
you can pay for the dinner or I
would love to pay the balance, what
do you think?
Not a chance. This is my treat.
Relax; I know how much it costs to
restaurants. My parents, like I
mentioned are not here and they
have left me a lot of money, so
Alright Jack. What do your parents
Well, my mom is a homemaker and my
dad is an attorney, working for the
"law-firm", "Reynolds Group" and
Yes, so therefore they are always
different places and I don’t go
because I love Vegas, those places
don’t interest me. I’ve been to
some of them, but Vegas is the
best. Oh yeah!
Where did they go this time?
They went to Lake Havasu City,
which is in Arizona.
Oh! It must be hot there.
They like the heat; but you’re
absolutely right, last year I had
unbearable, it was 104 degrees
104 degrees Fahrenheit, that’s
worse than murder.
Yeah, no kidding! They went there
but I chose not to go.
go to? Or are you planning to go?
Definitely! I’m going to the
University of California, San
Great! When do classes begin?
I’ve applied for the Spring
Quarter, so not for a while and so
I’m just enjoying life.
No, not quite and I’ll call you.
I’m sorry; we got into a long
conversation, you know.
Sure sir, please take your time,
happens all the time, indeed.
This guy is a character. These
Englishmen are great, I mean
wonderful jokers, the lot, good
humor, that’s what I mean.
Oh, you can also talk in a British
Sure, most definitely.
Forget the English; you have a good
sense of humor yourself.
Thank you very much. You have made
Yes, lots of times. But, dog-gone
so difficult to get into and I am
not that crazy to work in an
elegant restaurant like Rupert’s
and wait for an executive producer
to come, have dinner one day and
introduce myself to him and say
that I’m a good actor and please
give me a break. First of all, it
study and hope to become a doctor.
Wonderful! It’s really nice to see
academics; however you do have a
striking face, just like Tom
I’m flattered and honored. Hey, Tom
and I go way back. We were friends
although we did have a ten to
fifteen year age gap but
nevertheless we were bosom buddies.
You know something, you really are
Well, I’m a smooth talker. (to the
steward) Yes, the lady will have
then the fried shrimp, mashed
potatoes, olives, fish, rice, beans
and I’ll have the same.
Very good Sir!
You just said that because I said
thing because the rest of the
dishes just seemed a little
flamboyant without any substance,
I see. All that glitters is not
gold type of thing.
Right, excuse me; I need to go to
Certainly! Jack goes to the
restroom. He paces up and down and
is by this time, fatally obsessed
with Marian, he talks to himself.
This is ridiculous. How do I tell
her? Should I just tell her right
away or should I bide my time, oh,
I want her so much. She is so
beautiful. When I gaze into those
blue eyes of hers, I am overcome
with such passion that I can’t
control it and I have to be with
her. Oh, this is killing me, I
don’t know what to do but I’m going
happens. Jack comes out and is
Jack, what happened?
Why, what’s wrong? Why are you
staring at me that way?
Well, you’re perspiring a lot. Are
Oh yes. It was just pretty hot in
the rest room, that’s all.
Well, come on and have a seat, your
food’s getting cold.
Right! The conversation ends. After
some time, Jack starts talking.
Marian, there’s something I’ve been
meaning to tell you but I don’t
really know how to say it.
Why don’t you just say it?
through the window, I have been in
love with you.
Wait a minute, here. What window?
How did you see me?
Chris’s bedroom window; when I came
to your house to get the job, as I
caught a glimpse of you at the
You were spying on me?
I wasn’t spying; I just looked up
and saw you and look, it doesn’t
matter, because even when you
that I was in love with you Marian
and that we were meant to be
Listen to me, Jack. It’s nothing
more than a crush, I know you like
and admire me and I like and admire
you very much. Don’t worry Jack,
it’ll wear off.
It’s not going to wear off because
it’s not a crush, its love,
wonderful love in its purest form.
Jack, you are smart. You understand
crush, for Pete’s sake Jack, I also
have a husband and a child, you
know. I mean, I can’t believe this;
this is Jack Hinckley, a smart,
handsome guy who is going to become
University of California, San
order to reach that goal.
Are you out of your mind? What the
hell has happened to you? Ever
since you came out of the restroom,
you have been acting strangely.
I have been in love with you for
quite some time now; the restroom
did not change me in anyway.
Oh boy. You need help, better see a
I do not need help, I am perfectly
sane Marian. So, are you going to
divorce him or not?
Absolutely not, I love him.
I like you, yes indeed, I am still
saying you are smart, but come to
your senses child, please.
Listen to me, are you saying that
you don’t want to live with me
because you are too old for me, am
That too, but I have a family. Damn
If a 63 yr old man can marry a 32
have happened, what’s wrong with
you living with me?
You are insane; you want me to
I do not want you to marry me. I
know I’m underage.
So what exactly do you have in
Just for us to be together.
You’re crazy, I know it now and
Marian, yours or Joe’s?
What difference does that make?
Whose name is it in?
Splendid! You see, after you have
divorced him, Chris, you and I can
live there and when I’m 21 we’ll
get married. I’m rich. I get a big
allowance and you are working too,
piece of cake.
You are not getting the message
through your head.
through because I want you to
divorce your husband, understand?
You mean you planned this whole
thing? All the good behavior,
here to the restaurant; all
Well, most of it. After I left the
first day Joe hired me, I knew that
sophisticated and fun every time I
You diabolical, calculating
bastard to me. I am my mothers and
fathers legitimate child. Now, hear
husband if you know what’s good for
you and him. I am obsessed with you
and that can be very deadly.
You stay away from my family, you
hear me or I will have you sent to
jail, I’m warning you.
I tell you what, why don’t you tell
this very interesting and
intriguing conversation to your
husband and I will stop by
Go to hell Jack, stay away from my
family, we don’t need you anymore,
you’re fired. (She leaves).
(talking to himself)
So, she deliberately did not take
me with her. Anyway, no problem at
all, I’ll take a bus home.
Oh, has madam left sir?
No, she’s waiting for me in the
Well sir, here’s your bill. Good
Good night, pleasant dreams.
Same to you sir! Jack pays the bill
and takes a bus home.
Marian goes home and talks to Joe. Friday:
Hi honey. How was the dinner? You
guys were away for a while. Which
restaurant did you go to? Where’s
Jack has gone mad.
The guy has flipped, he’s really
lost his mind, he’s crazy, sick and
For God’s sake Marian, calm down
and tell me what is wrong?
You’re kidding me.
I wish I was, but I’m not. Jack has
everything calculated, planned and
well organized. He is absolutely
obsessed with me. He wants to live
in this house, since it’s in my
name with Chris and me and then
eventually marry me when he’s 21.
imagined that he would turn out to
be this diabolical, it’s scary.
Yes, well now I can tell you that,
is just a psycho, I tried reasoning
with him too, but nothing helped
and you say that you are shocked; I
be this malicious, oh God!
He said that he likes him a lot and
hurt him because...
You believe that?
As ridiculous as it may sound, I
him, but us I could not say.
Didn’t you fire him?
Yes, I was really mad; I exploded
at him and I said that he must stay
away from my family or I will have
him sent to jail.
Then, he won’t be back.
I am not sure about that. He is
crazy and sick and I don’t know
to see him to believe that he is in
Has he told you he’ll come here
Yes, he has, he said that I will
come and talk to Joe and tell him
about the interesting conversation
that took place over dinner,
The little bastard! Well, if he
comes here tomorrow I am really
going to scare the wits out of him.
I hope so.
let’s have a good night’s sleep
okay and by the way I put Chris to
bed a long time ago and he’s fast
You know Jack is really a good
sorry honey. I didn’t mean for it
to sound like that. It’s like I
told you before, I understand. He
brought the food and obviously, he
That’s not all.
Oh, there’s more?
car had broken down!
taking you out to dinner. He is
calculating and who paid for the
Jack must have and I was so furious
that I just stormed out of the
restaurant and didn’t think about
I don’t think so, that was probably
part of his act, but then again you
Well, never mind. Let’s go to
sleep. I’ll take care of him
tomorrow, if he shows up.
Please do. I just wish I hadn’t
gone for dinner with him. The
should have just fired him.
You can’t blame yourself; and we
could not think that Jack would
turn out to be such a manipulating,
diabolical fiend, especially with
an innocent, handsome face like
suspected this, even if we had
thought about it in our wildest
dreams, no way!
Hinckley comes on Saturday.
Greetings party, here I am.
I thought I told you to stay away.
I’ll handle this honey. I see your
brings you here Jack?
Way to put it eloquently Joe, last
night I had told Marian to tell you
about our little conversation, did
she tell you?
believe it; what the hell is wrong
with you Jack?
Oh, nothing’s wrong with me. I just
told her that I wanted her to
divorce you, that’s it. I love her.
But, she doesn’t love you. She used
to like you, now she hates you and
shall have to call the police. Jack
Who asked you to come in?
I just wanted to see Chris.
I see, so that you can use him to
Listen to me, once and for all both
of you. I have never ever used
Chris in any way, I love him just
like I love my own baby sister. (to
marian) Now, have you thought about
never divorce my husband, even if
he becomes poor, is that clear?
Come on Marian.
That’s Mrs. Thatcher to you now.
threatening move but Joe has
grabbed Jack’s shoulders and shakes
this sick, pathetic, useless
discussion, is that clear? You are
one loony. Leave this very instant
or I will kill you. Do you
understand me? He lets him go.
I’ll go. (on the way out
talking to marian)
Marian, I will make you mine one
way or another, if not in this
world then in the spiritual world,
I mean it. (to Joe) Beware!
Get out of here you bastard before
I really lose my mind and kill you.
Chris comes down.
Hi Jack. Joe and Marian hold him.
(to Chris) Chris honey, your
parents and I have had a huge
argument and they no longer
want me to stay with you.
No. Mommy, daddy what’s wrong?
No more games Chris.
Enough! Leave! (Jack leaves)
No Jack, don’t go.
that he’s upset and then he goes his way.
Chris, you are too young to
understand what has happened; Jack
has behaved badly, that’s why daddy
and I have fired him.
Stop crying sweetie. Listen, mommy
will read a story to you only if
you promise me that you’ll stop
It is now Tuesday. The Thatcher’s have not heard or seen
is at work and it is 7:30 pm.
Hi Joe, when will you be coming
I’m really very busy honey. I’ll
try and be home by nine but don’t
wait up for me, okay. Give Chris a
kiss from me.
I will honey.
Oh, by the way, is Chris still
upset with us for firing Jack?
No, he hasn’t mentioned a word so I
Yes, I’m glad we did. Alright
sweetheart, I love you. See you
I love you too. See you sweetheart.
Joe works till nine.
Well, good night Mrs. Carlyle.
Good night Mr. Thatcher. Sleep
Same to you, are you still working?
production graphs that you will
present to the President and the
Board of Directors tomorrow.
Very good Mrs. Carlyle, see you
See you sir. Joe walks to his car
door and sees Jack. Jack’s hands
holding a baseball bat but Joe does
not see it.
What the hell? How do you know I
work here? I never told you.
I know Joe. Marian did, the day we
had gone to the Supermarket.
Didn’t I tell you never to come
No. Marian did, but you did not.
All you said was get out of here
this instant, but you never said
don’t come back.
You filthy, smart alec kid. Joe
rushes up to him and grabs his
hurts and he falls to the ground.
Jack shows him the bat.
Goodbye Joe. Farewell.
filled with anger; then leaves.
(surprised) Yes officers, what
can I do for you?
Mam, we’re terribly sorry, but
unfortunately we found your
husband’s body outside Rock Hard
Industry and it appears to be
murder. His body has been kept at
him to death.
Do you have the name of the person
who was murdered?
Yes mam, Joe Thatcher and Mr.
Thatcher was your husband, wasn’t
Yes he was.
We will mam; and you sound like you
murder, who is he?
I do. His name is Jack Hinckley. He
used to be our babysitter.
How old is this Jack Hinckley?
apart, it doesn’t make sense?
That’s because he is a psycho. The
guy is obsessed with me. He wanted
with me. Obviously, that’s why he
got rid of my husband.
We’ll get him mam. Don’t you worry.
He won’t harm you, I can promise
you that. We’ll have a patrol car
guarding the house day and night
just in case we can’t find
Hinckley. Do you have his address
Yes, 2250, Westside Lane, Las
Vegas, Nevada, 89117.
Right, and now don’t worry, we’ll
find this guy easily now; you know
Wait a second, supposing he gave a
What do you mean? Did he plan this
murder way in advance?
Well, he may not have thought of
killing my husband at first, but
extremely calculating; he must have
then committed the crime.
Oh, I don’t think so. If he did
that, he’ll be the cleverest
murderer in town; I don’t think
that’s possible. Furthermore, he’s
only seventeen. They have to make a
mistake sometime. Do you have a
photograph of him?
picture of him.
We’ll see that this bastard is
taken care of and locked up all his
regardless if you are obsessed or
not for this sort of animal
behavior; he shall get his due.
I will guard the house. I’ll follow
you everywhere you go and he won’t
be able to touch you, I guarantee.
you describe him just in case it’s
the wrong address?
Definitely, he’s tall, dark and
handsome and he sounds British, but
not completely. That’s about it and
oh, he did tell me that his dad is
an attorney and his mom is a
homemaker and they are vacationing
they won’t be back for a few days.
now. I’ll tell you if he’s there or
not tomorrow morning. If he isn’t
OFFICER 1 (cont’d)
address. By the way, my name is
Mine is Henry and I’ll be guarding
house daily. Hinckley is good as
Thank you so much.
No problem. We’re here to serve the
husband and please get some sleep.
I’ll be in my car. If you need me,
just yell. Sleep tight.
Right! Good night.
Good night again, mam.
hair and cries.
Marian answers it.
Good morning mam.
Harrison is my last name mam.
I had gone to the address last
night. Unbelievable, as it may
sound, he did give you the wrong
address, however, I did get his
correct address from the Department
home but he was not there. His
parents are not back as yet from
wrong address. The reason being
that if I did not meet his demands,
came to realize this only after
Joe’s death; like I mentioned
earlier to you Todd, he considers
Well, don’t worry mam; have you
read this morning’s papers as yet?
Hinckley and there’s a $10,000
reward to anyone who can either
can bring him to the police
station. The F.B.I. is also
involved in the case. It’s on the
30 a.m. news on CNN, Hinckley
will hear it on the news that he is
the most wanted criminal, if he
hasn’t already read it in the
newspapers and will start panicking
and is going to make a mistake
somewhere. He cannot get to you but
we will catch him and when we do;
he is finished for life okay, so
don’t lose heart; it will be all
Thank you so much Todd, you know
wonderful; absolutely angels, I
don’t know what I would have done
without the two of you, thank you.
Not at all Marian, protecting
people from the Hinckleys of the
world today is our sole
Would you like to come in for
No, thanks mam!
Alright then, definitely for lunch
and tea then, is that alright?
Yes mam, thank you and Marian, I’m
wanted you to be strong and bear
little while longer; so hang in
Yes, he would.
Well, I’ll be in my car.
Hello mommy. Where’s daddy? I did
not see him last night nor did I
see him this morning. Has he gone
Chris sweetie, daddy is dead.
Yes honey, I’m so sorry. Jack
Jack did? Why would Jack do a bad
thing like that mommy? Jack has
always been good to me, I don’t
things, sweetie. I promise you
Chris, the unhappiness that Jack
go unpunished, the police are
looking for him, he will be found
and he will go to jail and
everything will be alright.
(angry and crying)
I hope he does. I hope the police
They will sweetie. They will. Come
honey, mommy has to go to the
Supermarket to buy groceries, so
get dressed and let’s go. Outside,
have to go shopping.
I’m coming for you Marian. We are
going to live together. That’s for
sure. Marian sees him, but she does
not recognize him and she leaves
the supermarket, then Jack follows
(angrily) The police will get
you, you bastard. This was an
incredibly dumb move that you
made; now you’ll pay, you cold
I don’t think so Marian. I like
that, cold hearted snake, eh? Why
don’t you take a look through the
window? Marian goes hesitantly. Go
on. She sees the car and Jackson
lying dead on the seat.
You vicious murderer! You are the
seen in my whole life; you actually
I do not enjoy killing. Although,
there is a kind of thrill in it,
however Marian, none of this would
have happened if you had divorced
herself is filled with hate and
rage and runs up to Jack and
STRIKES him hard across the face.
You animal! Jack is filled with
rage. He gets his bat from under
immediately darts out of the house.
Vengeance! The chase begins. While
Oh God! Somebody help me.
Where can you go Marian? I’ll track
you down anywhere. There’s no use
you, but your answer was very
clear. You must die now. Do you
(screaming in terror)
Please. Help me someone. Won’t you?
They are still running. They come
away from the train.
Oh lord! Can Marian make it? Can
but now the train is a few feet
away from Jack.
Shucks! I better shut up or I won’t
make it. Then it’ll be all over. He
away from him but in the process
his bat drops from his hand and
falls on the track and is shattered
to pieces, he makes it safely
across and is ecstatic.
Yes. Man beats machine.
Jesus Christ. What is that kid
thinking? The rest of the
passengers are dazzled, surprised
and shocked. Meanwhile, Marian who
booth. She dials 911.
Officer Harrison speaking!
Todd, it’s Marian. Listen to me,
he’s got Henry. Hinckley is after
me. I am at the Pacific Railway
Station. Come quickly. He’s going
to kill me.
Marian, don’t panic. We are on our
way. Hinckley sees her on the phone
from a distance. Marian, on seeing
Marian! He gains on her and he
flies on top of her. There is a
struggle, she kicks him in the
catches her again. A second
struggle follows. He pins her on
If you had just listened to me that
day Marian, none of this would have
happened, I mean it. The cops
arrive. Todd grabs him and throws
him away from Marian. He then
places the cuffs on him and he
his rights and goes over to Marian.
Are you alright Marian?
If you hadn’t got here now Todd, he
would have strangled me. Oh my God!
It’s over. It’s all over. Where’s
He’s at home sleeping. Todd goes to
talk to Jack.
I guess you have a long life ahead
of you in prison.
I guess you’re right. He stares
angrily at Marian. They look at
each other for the last time.
Take him away and book him for two
is taken away by the other
Marian, I’ll take you home. Let’s
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