Synopsis: A young couple, Kate and Bobby, flip a coin on the Brooklyn bridge to determine the paths their lives take that day, the Fourth of July. The green path takes them to Brooklyn where they spend a quiet day with Kate's family, coming to a better understanding of their status as a couple. The yellow path takes them to Manhattan where they are being chased by a gunman and are in the center of a dangerous crime ring involving large amounts of money. What does the future hold for Kate and Bobby?
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Is today the day?

I don't know.


What's your gut tell you?

That I'm nauseous.

How about less literally?

I'm afraid of deciding.

I'm not afraid

of either scenario,

but I just want this

to be something we're doing,

not something we're not doing.

What does "this" mean?

"This" meaning

whatever we decide.

Well, "this" sounded like

some kind of decision.


It wasn't.

What are we gonna do today?

Brooklyn or Manhattan?

That's not

what we were talking about.

I know what we're

talking about.

What do you want to do?



Why not?

We can't do that.

Why not?





So I thought it would be a

good idea to get my mom flowers,

so we'll stop at a florist

on the way.

She'll like that.

Yes, she will.

Can I take credit?

It was my plan.

Dim sum.

Dim sum.

Is it cool we're not seeing

your family for the barbecue?

Yeah. It's great.

I needed the excuse.

I can't be around them today.

And I'm the perfect excuse.

No, I wasn't trying

to make you--

No, it's all right,

'cause your mom adores me

so much anyway.

Hold on, there's a seat belt

in my ass.

What is this?

Did you get a new phone?


My God, this is, like,

the 2010 version.

Someone is hating life

right now.

Let's just give it

to the cabbie.

No, no, wait,

don't give it to him.

Don't give it to him.

Come on, let it.

No, no, no.


He won't give it back;

he'll just sell it.

Don't you remember

I lost my phone just, like,

a month ago in a cab,

and I never got it back.

If you give it to

the cab company then they'll--

they'll call the people that--

No, they won't.

They won't.

So what are you, like,

a Canadian Mountie?

Gonna save the phone?

Why you got to make it

about Canada?

I'm gonna get it back

to whosever this is.

Hi, my name

is Bobby Thompson.

I just found this phone

in the back of a cab,

and I'm trying to get it back

to its rightful owner.

My number is 917-817--

Why are you giving them

your number?


Sorry. My number

is 917-817-65--

And, we'll try to figure this out.

Okay, thanks.


Why would you be calling,

leaving your name and number

when the person

who lost this phone

is just gonna call

their phone number

and expect somebody

to answer it?

You don't have to go through

their roster

of friends and family.

Just don't--

Hi, my name

is Bobby Thompson.

Don't leave your name.

Why not?

Excuse me, I'm sorry.

It's yours.

It's not in my purse.

Probably your mom.

Don't answer it.

Yeah, it's your mom.

Hi, Sylvia.

Keep the change.

Hey, thank you.

Thanks for not taking

The Bowery.

Hey, I got a call

on this thing.

Bobby, careful.


It's Perez, you assfuck.

We had a deal for that phone,

didn't we, Dmitri?

I think you got the wrong guy.

I've had it with this bullshit.

I just picked up this phone.

Who was it?

Was it the guy?

I don't know.

I'm going inside.

Go ahead, go.


I'm so glad

that you picked up.

I think you found my phone.

My name is Dmitri.

Yeah, I found your phone

in the back of a cab.


Be about 10 minutes.

Man, I'm glad you called.

I've been calling around.

I left a few messages.

What are you talking about?

Who did you call?

Who did you call?

I don't know,

but some guy just called back.

He said his name was Perez.


Okay, look, I need to come

get phone right now.

Don't call anyone else.

Where you are?

What is address?

The address?



it's 40 East Broadway.

Okay, I'm getting in the taxi

right now.

I'm wearing a red jacket,


Red jacket.

Red jacket, okay?

How will I know who you are?

I... I'm wearing

a yellow T-shirt.

Hey... how come your mom

thought we might not be coming?

When did you talk to my mom?

The phone just now.

I told you not to answer

that call.

You didn't know

it was your mother.

If I ask you

not to answer my phone,

you shouldn't answer it.

You can't just not answer

the phone.

That is not my rule.

Wasn't that the turn?


You got me flustered!


My God.

Is that a stray?

She's gonna get hit like that.

Do you see anyone

she belongs to?

She came from over there.

Come here.

Come here.


Come here, girl.

She's nice.

She's gentle.

Where's she coming from?

I don't know.

Where are you going?

She just licked my hand.

Where are you going, doggie?

Here, she's got a tag.


Maybe we shouldn't go

to Fitz's party.


I'm gonna want a margarita.

I thought you could have one

now and then.

Yeah, maybe.

Maybe not.

You're kidding.

I'll be right back.

And I'll wait in line.


Hello, my name is Dmitri.

I think you found my phone.

I must have left it

in the taxi this morning.


Where are you?

I'd like to come get it.

You know, someone else

named Dmitri just called

and said it was his phone.

I don't know

who you talked to,

but that's my phone,

and I need to get it back.

Can you bring it to me?


What do you want?

I'll pay you.

You hear me?

Where are you?

No, man, I'm here

at a restaurant in Chinatown

with my girlfriend.

Where are you exactly?

The address here

is 40 East Broadway.

You can come down here

and work it out with

the other guy if you want to.

What? Don't give that phone

to anyone else.

What's going on?

It belongs to me;

it's my phone.

I don't know who you talked to,

but it's mine.

Look, I don't know

what the deal is.

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Scott McGehee

Scott McGehee (born April 20, 1962) is an American film director and screenwriter. He is a Columbia University graduate and did graduate work in the Rhetoric department at UC Berkeley. He was born in California, and currently resides in New York City. He is half of a long-standing writing-directing partnership with filmmaker David Siegel. Neither attended film school. McGehee is openly gay.He was a member of the US Dramatic Jury at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. more…

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