INT. BEDROOM - DAY
A bedroom stuck in the 1970’s. Felt wallpaper, cigarette
smoke stains, thick dust. Pictures everywhere of a MAN
(VINCENT) and a WOMAN (SANDY) in love. They couldn’t
look happier. Young, full of life.
On the bed, an African American woman, CHARISSE, rides on
top of someone we’ll soon meet. Charisse is lost in her
30s, rough, tattooed, too much makeup, and somewhere
underneath it all...beautiful. Furthermore, she’s
pregnant. Who knows how long, she’s so damn skinny.
You eat breakfast yet?
She’s talking to VINCENT (mostly VIN.) Whom she’s
riding. He’s the guy from the pictures, although now in
his 60s/70s. Beat-to-hell, raw, irreverent. He gave up
on life years ago.
(puffing a cigarette)
You didn’t eat?
How do you forget to eat?
Vincent returns his gaze to...the TV on top of his
dresser. An old Abbott & Costello movie is playing.
Charisse adjusts herself, continues grinding on Vincent.
You want go to breakfast?
INT. NAT’S DINER - LATER
A greasy spoon. Vincent and Charisse are in a booth
eating breakfast. Charisse is scarfing down Huevos
Rancheros, like she hasn’t eaten in days.
I get reflux just looking at you.
Can get a pill for that.
Bastards have a pill for
everything. That’s a fact, lady.
Killing us all, ten milligrams at a
Vincent sifts through his pill pouch. Pulls out a dozen
or so...the day’s dose.
Where’s the water? Didn’t I ask
Ask ‘em again.
Coming here twenty years, still
can’t get their sh*t together.
Calling off to a Mexican server (JESUS.)
Jesus. Aqua. Pills.
Jesus smiles, nods.
I ain’t never takin’ me that many
Just crack and meth. That’s a
F*** you, Vin. Stay off my sh*t.
She reaches across the table for his toast.
You wan’ your toast.
Jesus returns with a glass of water. Lots of ice.
Here you go, Mr. Vincent.
Can you put more ice in it? I want
to make sure I choke while I’m
swallowing my poison.
Jesus is confused.
He don’t wan’ no ice.
Yeah. Oh, si. Just like everyday
I come in here. Water no ice.
No one really knows what to say. They’ve heard it all
Uno momento, Mr. Vincent.
Jesus walks off, nonplussed.
Uno momento. That’s all they say
Vin takes a pill, swallows.
What did Jesus say to the Mexicans
before he left?
Don’t do anything till I get back.
Charisse doesn’t laugh.
Talking for Jesus ain’t right.
Really. From you?
Vin takes another pill. Swallows.
Standard bank. Vin’s car’s parked outside. A Dodge
Duster in crap shape.
Vin’s sitting across from a mortgage counselor, TERRY.
He’s reviewing paperwork.
That one there. Says the line’s
Uh-huh. Got it. Yes. Let’s
see...so...with these reverse
mortgages you can only borrow a
percentage of the equity you have
in the house. That’s called the
Don’t need a financial seminar. I
own the damn thing outright. 40
Yes. Yes. Well...you did. But
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