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EXT. METROPOLITAN CITY - DOWNTOWN - LATE NIGHT
Hot summer night. The flesh district - hookers working the
sidewalks, stopping cars.
MIKE REILLY, 20s, paces a corner, restless, looking for
action ... wet hair, three-day beard, trenchcoat, sneakers,
heat-seeking weary eyes. He flashes a wad of bills in an
effort to get some attention... no one notices.
Across the street, BILL RICE, 50's, a ragged transient,
Know what the problem is, kid? You're too
ugly to get propositioned.
Look who's talking, old man.
C'mon, it's a quiet night.
Rice starts away. Reilly pauses, then trudges after him.
EXT. SIDESTREET - NIGHT
Rice and Reilly pull donuts and coffee out of a bag, talk
with their mouths full as they walk.
Next week we work the park.
I gotta get back on top. Get off the sleaze
You will, one day at a time. I'll be old and
grey when it happens...
They share a grin, pass a BAG LADY who wears a pie-tin crown,
holding her hand out to a PIMP getting into a Cadillac.
A small gift, sir, for the Queen ...
The Pimp ignores her, screeches off. The Bag Lady pulls out
a pad, adds his license number to a list, glances up at Rice
BAG LADY (cont.)
I keep a record, see? They don't
pay, I don't forget.
Rice fishes some change out of his pocket.
Here you go, your Highness.
Thank you, officer.
She pushes her shopping cart away. Rice and Reilly look at
each other, crack up, surprised she knew he was a cop.
So what'll you do? After they give you the
Hell, I got a gold watch... it just don't
work. Maybe they'll give me a new fishing
pole, or something useful.
You don't fish.
How hard can it be? The grand kids been
buggin' me about taking them camping.
You outta the city... that's a fish out of
water. What's with all this family talk
One of these days you're gonna get tired of
fighting the sh*t. When that happens, you'll
wish you had family.
No thanks. I got close but it never woulda
They stop beside a dirty, beat-up Studebaker parked in the
alley, climb in, Reilly behind the wheel.
INSIDE THE STUDEBAKER
Cluttered with debris - clothes, boxes, personal items.
Reilly jiggles the ignition - the engine coughs and sputters,
finally turns over.
Why don't you just shoot it and put it out of
What are you talking about, it's purring like
I thought you said what's-her-name's brother
was going to fix it.
She didn't work out, had to cut her loose.
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