1 EXT. CADILLAC DEALERSHIP - DAY 1
BILL BABOWSKY ("BB"), a wiry, dapper-looking man in hismid-thirties, is circling a baby blue Cadillac. A
SALESMAN follows on his heels.
She's a beauty.
(looking at Salesman)
Who's the beauty?
I thought maybe you saw some chickwalking by. I lost my concentration.
Why do they call cars 'she'? Theynever say 'he'... always 'she.'
The Salesman shrugs his shoulders. BB walks around the
Very nice... very nice.
2 EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD - LINE OF ROW HOUSES - DAY 2
We hear YELLING.
3 INT. ROW HOUSE - DAY 3
NORA, a rather plain, but attractive woman in her early30's, is yelling up the stairs.
You're a sick man! Sick! Do yahear me?! Do ya hear me?!
Peeking around the bannister from the second floor isERNEST TILLEY, also in his 30's, handsome in a boyish
Who do ya think I'm screaming at?
How many of you are there up there?
There's only you, and you're a sickhuman being.
(quietly, comingdown a few steps)
Where's my white on white shirt?
The nice one, you know.
It's like yelling through a wall
to you. I'm carrying on aboutwhat a disgusting human being youare, and all you want to know iswhere your white on white shirt is.
Yes, the one with the permanent
4 EXT. CADILLAC DEALERSHIP - DAY 4
BB is now sitting in a cubicle in the office with theSalesman, going over the contract on the car.
Now don't try to hustle me here... you know what I mean. I hate
being hustled. Give me an honest
price, not one of your 'special'deals... give me an honest price.
Do I make myself clear?
Now, how much are you willing topay?
There ya go... there ya go...
you're doing it... you're doingone of those hustle numbers.
I'm just trying to get an idea
how much you're willing to pay.
Four dollars... I want to pay four
dollars a month.
That's not an honest answer.
What do ya want to hear? That I'd
love to pay three hundred and fifty
a month... is that what you want to
hear? Tell me how much you want me
to pay and I'll tell you how much
I'll pay, but don't do a hustle on
me... I don't like that. How much
do I want to pay? I'd like to pay
5 EXT. TILLEY'S HOUSE - DAY 5
Tilley's leaving the house with his tie undone around
his white on white shirt. He carries his sports jacket,
and Nora is standing at the door yelling at him.
You're being unreasonable. You
don't even want to listen.
I don't know what I did... I got
no idea. If it's my fault, I'm
sorry... I'm sorry. I can do no
better than that. A full
Tilley walks down the steps of the house and goes to his
car -- a Cadillac. He gets inside, STARTS the ENGINE and
pulls away. Nora remains on the porch watching the car
... one lonely figure in a neighborhood of hundreds of
6 EXT. CADILLAC DEALERSHIP - DAY 6
BB and the Salesman are coming out of the office.
If you even have the smallestproblem, call me personally andI'll just shoot you straight intothe service department.
And I get a loaner if the car'sgot to stay?
As we discussed, you get a car ifthe car has to be kept overnight.
I get a loaner?
The Salesman nods.
7 INT. TILLEY'S CAR - DAY 7
He drives along, mumbling to himself.
She's gonna drive me to my grave...
I'm headed to my grave... thewoman's driving me insane... it'snot supposed to happen this way.
He starts moving his head -- stretching his neck fromright to left.
It's not even eleven o'clock
and my neck is stiffening up.
He juts his jaw out.
My neck's tight... it's tight.
8 EXT. CADILLAC DEALERSHIP - DAY 8
BB gets into the shiny, baby-blue Cadillac, puts it inreverse and starts to back out of the car lot.