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Fairhaven

by

Tom O'Brien

Story by Tom O'Brien & Chris Messina

May 25, 2010

Tom O'Brien Tomobny@yahoo.com 200 West 14th Street #4S New York, NY.10011

917-216-9867

Copyright 2007 Registered WGAE

OPENING CREDITS:

 

FADE IN:

1

INT. ANGELA’S BEDROOM -- NIGHT

1

Cool music plays on Angela’s laptop. Angela and Jon kneel on the bed looking into each others eyes with their foreheads touching. They hold hands.

They smile at each other. Angela starts to roll her head side to side maintaining contact and keeping her eyes on Jon the whole time. She takes a deep inhale and lets out a sigh.

 

ANGELA

Hi.

 

JON

Hi.

 

ANGELA

You are.

She nods her head, “Yes”.

YOU are.

JON

Angela laughs. Jon kisses her. They make out for a moment. Angela throws her head back in ecstacy. She hits the bed frame.

Ow!

JON (CONT’D)

Jon grabs his own head. Angela laughs and touches his head.

ANGELA

Are you O.K.?

JON

Ahhh.

ANGELA Do you need some ice?

Com’ere.

JON

(CONTINUED)

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1 CONTINUED:

1

He kisses the top of her head. He kisses her shoulder and then wraps his arms around her and hugs her from behind. His chin is on her shoulder. The music continues.

FADE OUT.

FADE IN:

2 EXT. UNION STREET DOCKS FAIRHAVEN -- MORNING

2

The day is beginning on the waterfront in Fairhaven. The fishing boats are getting ready to get out for the day.

Jon hustles down the dock to his boat. He is greeted by the crew.

3 EXT. UNION STREET DOCKS FAIRHAVEN -- MOMENTS LATER

3

Jon's boat heads out for the day. docks.

Jon looks back at the

FADE OUT

The music fades as the sounds of a super market come in.

 

FADE IN:

4 INT. SUPER STOP AND SHOP -- DAY

4

It's a weekday afternoon - the store is not crowded. SAM pushes the carriage. His ten year old daughter, CARA, rides on the end of the carriage. Jon walks along next to them as Sam shops.

JON So, they do the whole bit.

They

show the highschool footage, say how he was fifth string at Michigan

SAM

I love that.

*

JON And they got the highlights going while they're talking

Nice.

SAM

Cara reaches for a sugar cereal.

(CONTINUED)

   

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4

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JON And the guy that's doing the ah

4

 

SAM Cara, honey, we have cereal.

CARA We need Corn Puffs.

 

Sam switches cereals.

 
 

JON

 

You know, the guy that's doing the

 

interview, um what's his name?

um,

you know

 

SAM

 

Morley Safer?

 

JON

 

No. Ahh

 

SAM

 

Steve Kroft?

JON No, the other guy. is his name?

What the hell

 
 

SAM

 

Oh.

I know.

JON You know who I'm talking about?

 

SAM Yeah, yeah, the guy from the cigarette movie.

 

JON

 

The what?

That guy

the

SAM movie where Russell

 

Crowe plays the guy that works for the cigarette company and

JON Oh, right, right.

 
 

(CONTINUED)

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4

CONTINUED: (2)

4

SAM And there was a scene where he gets interviewed on Sixty Minutes by the guy. That guy you’re talking about.

JON Yeah, no that's not the guy I'm talking about though.

CARA Do you have a girlfriend?

SAM

Cara

JON Why? You available?

SAM

Hey.

CARA

I'm too young.

JON

That's true.

CARA Well do you have one?

JON Well, I'm kinda. I haven’t really had a lot of relationships, Cara. I’m kind of in this place right now of

SAM He hasn’t met the right girl yet, Sweetie.

JON

What?

CARA

Why not?

SAM Well, he’s just very picky.

CARA

Why?

 

(CONTINUED)

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4

JON What are you talking about? No

 

filter, Dude. You can say what you

mean?

SAM C’mon, let’s ah

JON

What your dad means, Cara, is that

 

have a fear of intimacy, that’s all.

I

CARA

What?!

SAM

Nice.

JON Which I’ve learned to accept.

 

SAM Don’t listen to him, Smoosh.

5 EXT. PARKING LOT -- MOMENTS LATER

5

Jon holds Cara's hand as Sam puts the groceries in the car.

SAM

Mike Wallace!

JON Mike Wallace, that's the guy.

SAM

Yes!

JON Right, so Mike Wallace says to him

SAM Oh, I'm psyched I got that.

JON

I know that was good. But Mike

Wallace says to him. Here you are twenty nine years old youngest quarterback to ever win three super bowls, three MVP's, you’re at the absolute top of your profession. How does it feel?

(CONTINUED)

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5 CONTINUED:

SAM Wow. What did he say?

5

Cara reaches in one of the bags and pulls out the granola bars.

JON He said, I've dreamed about this since I was a little kid in my back yard. And now that it's all happened I think to myself is this it? There's gotta be something more than this.

SAM Yeah? Cara, don't open those now.

JON Can you believe that?

I need to.

CARA

SAM Yeah, that's great. Cara, just wait till we get home, O.K.

CARA Just let me. Mom does.

Sam opens a granola bar for Cara.

6 INT. SAM'S CAR -- MOVING -- MOMENTS LATER

Cara is in the back seat. Sam drives. passenger seat.

Jon is in the

SAM When's the funeral?

JON Um, end of the week. think.

SAM When's he coming in?

Friday, I

 

JON

Tomorrow.

 

CARA

Who?

6

(CONTINUED)

6

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SAM So, you talked to him?

 

JON

Yeah.

 

CARA

Dad?

SAM How's he doing?

CARA

7.

6

Daddy!?

JON He's all right, you know, I think it's weird cause he hasn't been home in so long.

SAM

Yeah.

CARA Who died Daddy?

SAM One second, please, Honey.

JON Dave’s dad died.

CARA

Who’s Dave?

You don’t

JON doesn’t know Dave?

she

*

SAM

How would she?

They drive by the high school football stadium. The team is on the field practicing. Jon sees this as they pass.

SAM (CONT’D) I feel bad I haven't called him yet but, you know, I haven't really talked to him so I thought it'd be weird to just call him out of the blue and say, "I heard your dad died."

JON Yeah, you'll see him tomorrow.

(CONTINUED)

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6 CONTINUED: (2)

SAM

6

Yeah.

JON Hey, pull over. I’m gonna jump out at the corner.

SAM

What? Why?

JON I feel like walking.

7 EXT. STREET -- CONTINUOUS

7

The car pulls over. Jon jumps out. He makes a face at Cara.

JON Bye, Banana Head.

CARA Bye, Cookah Burrah!

Sam leans across the seat.

SAM Hey, are you seeing the hippy chick tonight?

JON You’re so judgemental.

SAM Is tonight the laughter class!?

JON

Later, man.

Jon walks down the street as Sam pulls away.

8 EXT. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FIELD -- DAY

8

Jon stands outside the chain link fence in the parking lot watching the team practice from a distance.

9 EXT. FAIRHAVEN STREETS -- AFTERNOON

9

Jon walks along the streets of Fairhaven by the waterfront.

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10 INT. MADELYN'S -- AFTERNOON

10

Madelyn's is the down home seafood restaurant on the harbor. Jon sits finishing his meal. MADDY stands behind the counter filling salt shakers.

MADDY What are you gonna do for work?

JON Don’t worry about it, Mom.

MADDY

I do worry about it. Most people

line up another job before they quit something

JON Well, I’m not most people.

MADDY Tell me about it. The basement’s

*

rented out so

*

JON

*

I’m not moving back into the

*

basement don’t worry about it.

*

She clears his plate.

MADDY When does Davey get to town?

*

JON

Tomorrow.

MADDY You bring him by for dinner.

JON Maybe. I don’t know.

MADDY

I sent flowers from us.

JON That’s nice. Thanks.

A waitress, SARA, around Jon’s age passes by.

SARA

Hey, Jon.

JON Hey, Sara. How’s it going?

(CONTINUED)

10

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Good.

She smiles.

Good.

SARA

JON

10.

10

Sara continues on to her table. Maddy smiles at Jon.

What?

JON (CONT’D)

MADDY Sweet girl Sara.

JON

Yup.

MADDY Cute little ass too.

Jon laughs as he gets up.

JON

*

Jesus Christ.

*

MADDY

*

What?

*

JON Thanks for dinner, mom.

*

Jon starts to go.

MADDY I’m just saying.

JON I know you are.

MADDY What? I’d like some grand children at some point.

JON Well, you should have had more kids. What do you want me to tell ya?

He smiles as he goes. She shakes her head. Jon exits. We linger on Maddy a second while she greets a customer. We hear loud forced laughter under the scene.

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11 INT. LAUGHTER WORKSHOP -- AFTERNOON

11

A room full of people sitting cross legged on yoga mats loudly pretend laughing. We see Jon in the back of the room with an uncomfortable grin on trying to play along. Angela walks the room instructing.

12 INT. LAUGHTER WORKSHOP -- LATER

12

The group has broken up into groups of two. They sit cross-legged on the floor facing each other with their eyes closed.

Jon sits across from an OLDER WOMAN. She is very comfortable with the exercise. She looks at him with a wide grin.

ANGELA Now, I want you to continue looking directly into your partner’s eyes and say the things about yourself that you think are unlovable. Those things that you think make you unworthy of love.

JON How much time do you have?

The woman doesn't respond. She just keeps smiling at Jon.

JON (CONT’D) Wow, this is a bit intimate huh? Isn't it? It's a little intimate.

WOMAN

Yes.

JON It's cool though.

I like it.

ANGELA And the person who is receiving just try to be the receptacle

without reacting or nodding. Just

be present with what's being said.

JON So, you want me to start then?

Mm hmm.

WOMAN

(CONTINUED)

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JON

 

Right, O.K. Um let's

 

see

unlovable,

huh?

Well, I

think I'm kind of gangly. You

 

know, sort of tall and thin and I mean, I guess that's not

necessarily bad but

 

I don't

know maybe if that was my only bad quality I'd be more O.K. with it

 

but I'm also kinda hairy. Which

 

pale and

The woman continues to stare at him with a wide grin.

 

God.

JON (CONT’D) What the hell am I talking

 

about? Sorry. That’s right you can’t respond. You’re very good at this. It’s funny though how these

little superficial seemingly, like silly things really affect how I see myself in the world or

whatever, you know

I

guess I've

just never been comfortable with myself. I've always wanted to be other people.

 

Silence.

 

JON (CONT’D) Wow. We're really losing the whole laughter element of this aren't we.

 

13 INT. WORKSHOP -- LATER

 

13

The workshop is over. People are dispersing. There are a few people talking to Angela. Jon stands a few feet away waiting for her. Jon's partner, the older woman, gives

The woman smiles at Jon as she

her a hug and walks away. passes him.

JON Good night. Nice to with you.

working

Angela waves Jon over. He goes towards her as a LONG- HAIRED BLONDE GUY approaches Angela with his hands in front of his heart in prayer position. Angela smiles at him and takes Jon's elbow.

Namaste.

MAN

(CONTINUED)

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13 CONTINUED:

13

Namaste.

ANGELA

The man just stares at her and smiles. Angela smiles back still holding onto Jon's arm. The man hugs Angela. Jon's arm gets entangled in the hug. He tries to

disentangle himself at first but the other two don't seem

to notice so he tries to just wait out the hug.

on for what seems like an eternity to Jon. He looks away.

A couple people look over and smile as they leave. Jon nods to them still ensnared. The hug finally ends and he quickly untangles his arm. Angela and the man don't even notice.

It goes

14 EXT. OUTSIDE THE WORKSHOP -- EVENING

14

Jon and Angela walk out of the building and down the steps towards the parking lot.

ANGELA Well, I'm glad you liked it.

 

JON

I

did like it.

 

ANGELA

I thought you might be too freaked out by it.

JON

Oh, I was completely freaked out

by it.

But I

ANGELA

Oh, I'm sorry.

JON No, no, that’s why I’m here.

Angela smiles.

They have reached the parking lot. They stand by Angela's car.

JON (CONT’D) was fun the other I mean, not

That was

night with you.

the

too, but I meant, the

entirety of the mean.

you

that

I

mean, that part was fun

the know what I

(CONTINUED)

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14

 

ANGELA Do you ever meditate?

JON Does it seem like I need to?

 

ANGELA

No, I just

have

you?

JON

No.

I mean, I've heard of it.

 

But ah

haven't

quite

ANGELA

Come on.

She gives him a flirty smile and opens the car door.

 
 

JON (motions to his car) Oh, but I

ANGELA You can leave your car here.

She gets in the car. Jon gets in the passenger side.

15 INT. ANGELA'S HOUSE -- NIGHT

 

15

Jon is in the living room playing with the Lingham on Angela’s mantle. Angela is in the kitchen making tea.

ANGELA No, it’s not openness like sleeping around

JON

Right. No, I

ANGELA It’s like openness with your partner. Like being completely open about everything.

JON

Nice.

ANGELA And if you have impulses or desires to be with other people it’s talked about before hand in a really structured way.

(CONTINUED)

 

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15

CONTINUED:

15

JON It sounds amazing. It’s pretty mean, you have to be pretty evolved to handle that kind of thing, I would imagine.

I

*

Angela hands Jon his tea.

 
 

ANGELA

 

I

think relationship IS evolving.

She takes the lingham out of his hand.

 

JON What is that thing?

ANGELA It’s a lingham.

 

JON

 

Oh, right.

 

Jon nods as if he knows the word.

 

JON (CONT’D)

 

I

like what you’re saying though

cause, I don’t know, for me I've never really felt comfortable in any sort of standard relationship but I always just assumed there was something wrong with me.

 

ANGELA Why? Because you’re not clinging to some old ideal out of fear?

Jon smiles.

ANGELA (CONT’D) There’s nothing wrong with you. You’re just being true to yourself.

 

They look at each other.

 

ANGELA (CONT’D)

 

Are you ready?

 
 

JON

Yeah.

 

She smiles.

 

JON (CONT’D)

 

For what?

 
 

(CONTINUED)

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15 CONTINUED: (2)

ANGELA

To meditate?

JON Oh, yeah. Lets do it.

15

Angela gets up and gets pillows from the couch.

ANGELA O.K. Just sit up on the pillow.

Jon puts the pillow underneath himself. His knees stick up.

JON I'm thinking I may need another pillow here.

Angela gets up and gets another pillow. She puts it under him.

ANGELA

How's that?

JON Maybe one more.

She hands him another pillow.

JON (CONT’D)

Perfect.

ANGELA O.K. close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Watch your breath as it moves in and out of your nostrils. Notice the thoughts in your head and let them go. Just breath the thoughts out.

Angela scoots a little closer to him and places her palm on the center of his chest.

ANGELA (CONT’D) How's that heart? Is it soft?

Yeah.

JON

He leans in and kisses her.

Jon?

ANGELA

(CONTINUED)

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JON

Yeah.

ANGELA That's not what wants to happen right now.

 

JON

Oh, sorry.

 

ANGELA

It's O.K.

Jon sits back on his cushion.

ANGELA (CONT’D) Just feel what's happening. This connection here that's happening. It doesn't always have to be sexual.

 

JON

Sure.

Jon closes his eyes and begins to meditate again as we PULL BACK to see that he has a raging hard on.

16 EXT. FORT PHOENIX -- DAY

16

Jon sits on the hood of his car in the vast and empty beach parking lot.

Dave's car pulls in.

awkwardly for Dave to get out of the car.

Jon gets up to greet him. Jon waits

When he finally gets out of the car, they greet each other and Dave says something funny that makes Jon laugh.

*

17 EXT. FORT PHOENIX -- DAY

17

*

Dave and Jon walk the hurricane barrier.

*

 

JON

I

mean, the guy is 30 years old

*

right? And

*

DAVE

I

thought he was thirty two?

*

 

(CONTINUED)

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18.

CONTINUED:

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JON Whatever. The point being. He’s

DAVE

 

*

younger than us and he's

*

accomplished more than any other quarter back in the history of the game.

 
 

Yeah?

*

 

JON

 

*

And when Mike Wallace asked him how it felt to have all his dreams come true. He said he thought to himself, "is this really it? There must be something more than this".

*

 

DAVE

*

 

Wow.

*

JON

 

*

Can you believe that he said that?

*

DAVE

 

No.

*

 

JON

 

I

mean, every dream he ever had

*

came true, super model wife at the

 

*

top of his profession and he's not

*

satisfied. I don’t know, I mean

*

it’s just like

*

DAVE What the fuck do I care about Tom Brady for?

*

JON

*

No, it’s just like if Tom Brady’s

*

not satisfied

*

 

DAVE

*

 

I

mean, I get it. He’s a

*

quarterback you were a quarterback

 

*

I

get it.

*

JON

 

*

No, it’s not even that. I don’t

*

know why I’m so obsessed with this

*

right now.

*

 

*

 

DAVE JONNY BOY!!!!!! What’s up, Man!?

*

Cold as a witches tit out here!

*

 

(CONTINUED)

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17

CONTINUED: (2)

17

 

*

 

JON

 

*

Ain’t like this in Vegas right?

*

That must be wild living

*

 

*

 

DAVE Oh, I’m not there anymore.

*

 

JON

*

 

Oh, really?

*

DAVE

 

*

Yeah, I hadda get outta there. I’m

*

about 30 miles south now in ah

*

JON

*

Oh, I didn’t even know

*

 

*

 

DAVE Yeah, I moved down there with this

*

girl and

*

JON

*

You’re living with a girl?

*

 

DAVE

*

 

No. No, I mean for a little while

 

*

I was

but

she was a cunt. So

*

now I’m not. I’m a few towns over

*

in this little place called

*

Ensido.

*

JON

*

Oh. So you’re not working at the

*

casino anymore then?

*

 

*

 

DAVE Naw. No, I haven’t worked there in

*

years.

*

 

JON

*

 

Oh.

*

DAVE

 

*

Yeah, I got some other shit going

*

on, some development deals right

*

now.

*

 

JON

*

 

Wow. What a

what

kind of

*

development deals?

*

 

(CONTINUED)

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17

 

DAVE

*

Just some like

doing some land

*

surveying out in the desert

 

*

and

*

 

JON

*

Nice.

*

DAVE

 

*

Yeah, developing that and also

*

some corporate stuff that’s

*

getting ready to pop so

*

JON

*

Cool. Sounds good.

*

*

DAVE Yeah, it’s busy. Lotta Shit going

*

on

*

 

JON

*

That’s great.

*

 

DAVE

*

Yeah.

*

JON You see your mom yet?

 

*

 

DAVE

*

Not yet.

JON

 

*

Oh so you didn’t even go by the

*

house yet?

*

 

DAVE

*

No. I will.

*

JON

 

*

Yeah, you’ll get over there.

*

*

DAVE Yeah. Can’t believe we’re walking

*

the dyke right now. Fucking wild.

*

18 EXT. HURRICANE BARRIER -- LATER

18

They are at the end of the hurricane barrier sitting halfway down the rocks so they are out of sight. Beer cans litter the area. They smoke a joint.

 

*

(CONTINUED)

 

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CONTINUED:

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JON Trish Dowling. I haven't thought about her in years.

*

DAVE Best tits in southeastern Mass.

*

 

JON

*

 

No question.

DAVE They were incredible.

*

 

JON

*

 

They were.

DAVE You got to see em' naked. Bastard.

*

Jon laughs.

*

DAVE (CONT’D) They look good naked?

*

JON What do you think?

*

DAVE Amazing? Were they amazing?

*

 

JON

*

 

Phenomenal.

*

DAVE

*

Fucking phenomenal. You titty

*

fucked her right?

*

JON Trish? Of course. That was one of the greatest things I ever did in my life.

*

 

DAVE

*

 

That’s my boy.

*

Dave smokes the joint. It’s out.

*

DAVE (CONT’D)

*

You got the light.

*

Jon hands it to him. Dave relights the joint.

*

JON What's the word for that?

 

(CONTINUED)

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CONTINUED: (2)

18

 

DAVE

 

What?

 

JON

 

Titty fuck.

 
 

DAVE

 

The word?

JON Yeah, you know like the nice word like blow job is fellatio, what's the one for titty fuck?

 

*

DAVE I don't think there is one.

 
 

JON

 

Really

*

 

DAVE

*

 

Who else is still around? You ever

 

*

see ah

I

don’t know like Kate or

*

anybody?

*

 

JON

*

 

Kate? Um

yeah,

once in a while I

*

guess. Did you know she got

 

*

remarried?

*

 

DAVE

*

 

Really?

*

 

JON

*

 

Yeah.

*

 

DAVE

*

 

To who?

*

 

JON

*

 

Older guy.

 

*

 

DAVE

*

 

How old?

*

 

JON

*

 

Maybe

Fifty

five.

 

*

 

DAVE

*

 

Wow.

*

JON

 

*

Yeah, they’re living over in

*

Mattapoiset.

*

 

(CONTINUED)

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18

DAVE

*

Crazy. Is Sam cool with him?

*

JON

*

I think yeah. He’s a nice guy.

*

They sit in silence.

*

JON (CONT’D) So you been all right out there though?

*

DAVE

*

What?

*

JON

*

Out in the desert. You like it?

*

DAVE It ain’t here that’s for sure.

*

JON Yeah, I bet. No, I just been

*

wondering cause, haven’t heard from you in a while. And

*

DAVE Yeah, sorry things have been a little crazy.

JON Oh, yeah, yeah, no don’t worry about it. I just been

*

wondering

*

DAVE Should we get the fuck outta here? It’s freezin’.

JON Oh, yeah, sure.

They start to get up.

JON (CONT’D) Hey, you know where we should go right now?

*

19 INT. REAL ESTATE OFFICE -- DAY

19

Sam is at his desk on the phone. It’s a rinky dink real estate office with cheesy house pictures on the wall and fake plants. Jon comes in the door followed by Dave.

(CONTINUED)

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Sammy!

JON

Jon sees he’s on the phone.

Oh, sorry.

JON (CONT’D)

24.

19

Sam smiles at them. Gives them the one second sign.

I’m

great.

SAM yeah. Five thirty sounds

Sam looks at his watch.

SAM (CONT’D)

That’s right 22 Windsor Terrace.

uh huh.

Sam shakes his head and rolls his eyes at Jon and Dave. He continues to listen to his client and whispers to Dave.

SAM (CONT’D) (whispers) Great to see you.

DAVE (whispers) You too. Close that deal.

Sam smiles.

SAM (on the phone) Right, no that is true

Here’s what I understood to be the sellers concern

JON (whispers) Should we come back?

SAM (whispers to Jon) Two minutes. (on the phone) But they think because you already had an inspection that

O.K.

Jon and Dave start to peruse the office while Sam continues his call. Dave picks up Cara’s photo off of Sam’s desk.

(CONTINUED)

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DAVE

(to Jon) How old is she now?

JON She’s like ten I think.

19

Dave continues looking at the picture. Jon wanders over and sits in a chair in the waiting area.

SAM (O.S.) No, but can you understand their side of it?

Dave goes and sits next to Jon as Sam continues.

SAM (O.S.) (CONT’D) Charles. Listen I

Right, right

am on your side.

Dave motions to ANOTHER REAL ESTATE AGENT on the phone.

DAVE Would you bang that girl?

Jon shakes his head and laughs.

SAM (O.S.) Great five thirty then.

Sam hangs up and comes around from his desk to greet Dave.

SAM (CONT’D) Sorry about that, fellas.

DAVE

No worries.

JON That’s all right.

SAM

Holy shit!

DAVE What’s up, Sammy?

Sam gives Dave a hug.

SAM Look at this guy. Nice stash!

DAVE What’s up, Man?

*

(CONTINUED)

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19

CONTINUED: (3)

19

JON

I know, right.

SAM

Davey DaCosta!

DAVE You look good, Man.

SAM What are you an asshole. No I don’t.

DAVE

Sammy!

SAM He’s looking very Vegas.

JON He doesn’t even live there

*

anymore.

*

SAM

*

You don’t?

*

DAVE

*

Bout a half hour south now.

*

SAM

*

Had enough of the bright lights

*

huh?

*

 

*

 

DAVE Sammy! You fucking bear. What’s

*

up?!

*

SAM When d’you get in?

*

DAVE Like an hour ago.

*

SAM Nice. Hey, sorry about your dad,

*

man.

*

DAVE Oh, thanks, man.

SAM

It’s tough.

DAVE Yeah, what are you gonna do?

 

(CONTINUED)

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19

Sam looks over his shoulder at his boss on the phone.

*

SAM Let’s step outside for a second.

*

They head out the door.

*

EXT. FRONT OF REAL ESTATE OFFICE -- MOMENTS LATER

*

The guys stand out front of the real estate office.

*

*

SAM Jonny tell you about his new lady?

*

No.

DAVE

JON

Will you stop?

SAM Oh, you got to see this specimen he’s dating?

DAVE

Really?

JON First of all we’re not dating and

SAM She’s this hippy yoga teacher

JON

Sam, please.

who

SAM

teaches laughter

workshops.

 

DAVE

What?!

 

JON

Thanks, man.

DAVE What the fuck is a laughter workshop?

JON It’s nothing. It’s just this

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SAM It’s laughter therapy, Dave, what else.

JON You’re hilarious today, man.

SAM You been away a while. He’s evolving.

I am not!

Dave laughs.

JON

DAVE (whispers to Sam) Hey, man. You want to take a little walk. (motions smoking weed)

 

SAM

No, I can’t.

 

DAVE

C’mon.

 

SAM

Wish I could.

JON He’s a dad. He’s got responsibilities.

DAVE Yeah, that’s a great picture on your desk. She’s adorable.

SAM Oh, thanks, man. Yeah, you’ll meet her later.

DAVE So she lives with you?

SAM Well, she’s at Kate’s half the time so

DAVE Oh right, right. Of course.

(CONTINUED)

*

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29.

JON

*

They’re great about it though. It

*

works so easy. (to Sam) I think

*

cause you guys are so cool with

*

each other.

*

SAM

*

I mean, you kind a have to be when

*

you have a kid together.

*

DAVE Sure. Jonny was telling me she got

*

remarried, huh?

*

SAM

*

Yeah, yeah.

*

Rose comes outside.

*

ROSE Sam! It’s Doug Merriman line 2. You want to take it?!

SAM

Oh, yeah I do! (to Dave and Jon) Shit, I gotta take this.

JON

Yeah, go.

Dave introduces himself to Rose.

*

DAVE

*

Hi, I’m Dave.

*

ROSE

*

Hi. Rose.

*

SAM

*

Oh, sorry, Dave’s an old buddy of

*

mine and you know Jon right?

*

ROSE

*

Yeah.

*

JON

*

Yeah, how are you?

*

ROSE

*

Good thanks.

*

She goes back inside.

*

(CONTINUED)

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30.

DAVE

*

Bye, Rose.

*

Sam and Jon laugh.

*

SAM All right, fellas, thanks for coming by. Sorry I can’t hang.

*

JON Don’t worry about it.

DAVE Great to see you, Man.

SAM You too, buddy. I’ll try and catch up with you guys later.

Cool.

DAVE

Sam hurries back to his desk. Dave and Jon exit.

20 INT. MADDY'S -- EARLY EVENING

20

The beginnings of a busy night at Maddy's. Maddy is holding court behind the bar with a few regulars. Dave and Jon sit at a booth.

DAVE Open relationship, huh?

JON Basically she says if you love someone unconditionally wouldn’t you just want them to be happy? Even if that means them being with someone else.

DAVE And you’re cool with that?

JON Yeah. In theory.

DAVE You gotta be careful of these new agey chicks. They're bobcats in the sack but they can be a little whacko.

(CONTINUED)

20

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31.

20

JON No she’s not even that new agey. I

*

mean she’s into that stuff. But in

a

down to earth kinda way.

*

DAVE

All right.

 
 

JON

I

don’t know. There’s just

something interesting about her. I just feel like I need something different right now.

 

DAVE

Sounds good.

 

Maddy comes over.

 

MADDY

How are my boys? know what you

want?

 
 

DAVE

Umm

Dave picks up the menu.

 

JON I’ll take the Surf and Turf.

*

 

DAVE

Lemme see

 

Dave peruses the menu. Maddy puts a hand on Dave’s shoulder while he looks. He smiles at her.

MADDY It’s good to see you, Davey. I mean, I wish it were under better circumstances.

DAVE Yeah, you too, Maddy.

*

MADDY

How's your mom doing with

everything?

She's good.

DAVE I mean, I haven't got

over there yet but I will.

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20

CONTINUED: (2)

20

MADDY

David.

DAVE I know. I know.

JON He’ll have the surf and turf too. Just get it. It’s great.

*

MADDY You go see your mother.

DAVE No, I’m gonna. I was just

MADDY Your mother needs you right now.

JON Mom, can we get that order in?

DAVE No, you're right. I will.

MADDY Good boy. Did my baby tell you he's quitting his fishing job?

DAVE Yeah, he did tell me that.

MADDY Hemingway needs more time for his writing.

JON Way to be supportive, Mom.

MADDY Who got him that job I wonder.

JON Yeah, congratulations. C’mon, let’s beat the rush. Dave’s starvin’.

MADDY David if you were gonna quit a job

JON

Ma, seriously

 

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20

CONTINUED: (3)

 

20

 

MADDY I’m talking to Dave.

JON He doesn’t want to talk to you.

 

Dave smiles.

 
 

MADDY Now wouldn’t you, before you quit something in this economy, make

*

sure you had another job

*

JON

*

Table nine is calling you right

*

now.

*

 

MADDY

*

 

I

mean, other than writing a

 

*

novella.

*

JON

*

It’s amazing you’re still here

*

talking.

*

 

MADDY

*

 

I

mean, what the hell is a

*

novella, Dave? Do you know?

 

*

JON Jesus, What do you got to do to get a meal in this shit hole?

*

Dave laughs. Maddy glares at Jon.

 
 

MADDY

 

Excuse me.

 

She moves towards Jon.

 

JON You know I’m kidding. Go cook our

*

food, Woman.

*

MADDY

Com’ere.

 

She pulls her hand back to hit him.

 

*

 

JON

*

Get outta here. Don’t make a

*

scene.

*

 

(CONTINUED)

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20

JON (CONT’D)

*

C’mon, Dave’s been eating peanuts on the plane all day. He’s

*

starving.

*

*

MADDY I’ll make him something.

*

She walks away.

*

*

Dave laughs.

21 INT. SAM'S CAR -- MOVING -- EARLY EVENING

21

 

Sam drives. Cara sits in the passenger seat.

CARA But it's not her turn.

SAM Cara, please don’t give me a hard time about this.

 

CARA

I’m not.

His cell phone rings.

CARA (CONT’D) Mommy gets two turns in a row?

 

SAM Shhh, Daddy's got a phone call. (answers) Yeah? Hey, Trey. Yeah, can you just keep em' busy for like twenty minutes. I'm just dropping Cara off at Kate's.

CARA Why does mommy get two turns?

SAM She doesn’t it’s still my turn. I'm gonna come and get you right after work. You'll wake up at my house tomorrow. I promise.

22 INT. MADDY'S -- EVENING

22

Jon and Dave in the booth. Jon stares at Dave.

 
 

(CONTINUED)

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35.

CONTINUED:

22

 

JON

 

What?

Dave nods his head “yes”.

 
 

JON (CONT’D) No, you didn’t.

 
 

DAVE

 

Yeah, I did.

Are

JON you kidding me?

 
 

DAVE

 

No.

JON No, you didn’t.

 

DAVE Yeah. I mean, it was a million years ago. I'm sure at this point he wouldn't even care but

 

JON You’re serious?

 

Dave nods his head “Yes”.

 

JON (CONT’D)

 
 

When was this?

 
 

DAVE

 

Right before I left.

She was up

at UNH.

And I would go up and

 

visit her up there. It was during that little stretch where Sam and her had broken up for a while.

JON You and Kate. That’s crazy.

 

DAVE

 

I, mean I never even think about it anymore. But just being back

 

here and

You

think I'm an

asshole?

No. I

I

JON don't think you're an

 

asshole. Sam has no idea does he?

 

(CONTINUED)

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22

No none.

DAVE I mean, she didn't want

to tell him at the time and I didn't think it was my place

to

I

mean, look if it was this

on going thing and I was

JON Were you in love with her?

 

DAVE

What do you mean was I in love

 

with her? I'm just saying

look

I shouldn't have even told you. Let's just forget the whole thing.

JON Oh, yeah sure. I'll just forget about it.

DAVE What do you want me to do? You want me to tell him now after all these years?

Maddy brings the salads.

 

MADDY

Here we are.

23 EXT. KATE'S FRONT PORCH -- EVENING

23

Kate's house is noticeably nicer than Sam's. KATE kisses Cara. Cara goes inside.

SAM Thanks, it’ll only be a couple hours.

KATE No problem. She can stay tonight if you want.

SAM No, cause she’s got the soccer thing tomorrow. So it’s easier

KATE

That’s right.

SAM Oh, here’s Buttons.

Sam hands her an old beat up teddy bear.

(CONTINUED)

23

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(smiles)

Buttons.

O.K.

Bye.

KATE

SAM

KATE

37.

23

Sam starts to go. And then turns back.

SAM Oh, I forgot to tell ya, Dave’s in town.

KATE

Really?

SAM Yeah, his dad passed away.

KATE Oh. That’s sad.

SAM Yeah, I thought you might want to know.

KATE

Yeah, thanks.

SAM

I gotta run.

KATE Oh, sure. Yeah.

Sam goes down the walk. Kate watches him go.

STEVE pulls in the driveway as Sam gets to his car. Sam waits as Steve gets out of his car.

Steve comes over to shake Sam’s hand.

STEVE

Hey, Sam.

SAM Stevo. How’s things?

STEVE Good, good. How bout yourself?

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23

SAM You know can’t complain

 
 

STEVE

That’s good.

 
 

SAM

It is. Definitely is a

Yeah,

yup

I

should hit it.

STEVE Oh, sure. Have a good night.

 

SAM You too. Take care now.

 
 

*

24 INT. SAM'S CAR -- MOMENTS LATER

 

24

Sam gets in his car and watches as Kate greets Steve with a kiss.

Sam drives away.

25 INT. HOUSE FOR SALE - EVENING

25

Sam at work. He shows a couple around the house.

26 INT. DAVE'S CAR -- MOVING -- NIGHT

26

Dave drives. Jon looks out the window of the passenger seat.

27 EXT. NON-DESCRIPT BUILDING -- NIGHT

27

Dave pulls into a parking lot.

JON What are you doing?

Dave shuts off the car. And smiles a big broad smile.

JON (CONT’D) No way. I’m not going in there.

28 INT. BUILDING AKA STRIP CLUB -- NIGHT

28

It’s a strip club with a sparse weeknight crowd, mostly old men.

(CONTINUED)

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28

The BARTENDER is a tough looking Dorchester chick with short hair and tatoos. The STRIPPER ON STAGE is a Tuesday night looking stripper.

Dave and Jon are at the bar. JENNY, an attractive girl, is at the bar having a drink. Dave keeps trying to catch her eye. She’s purposefully avoiding his look.

DAVE How’s it going?

She looks at him and smiles and nods “yes”.

DAVE (CONT’D) What are you here with your boyfriend?

JENNY

Nope.

DAVE I really appreciate a woman in a strip bar.

Jenny nods and smiles. The bartender comes over to Jenny and they talk. Dave turns to Jon.

29 INT. SAM'S HOUSE -- NIGHT

29

Sam carries Cara into her room. She's still asleep in

his arms.

He puts her into bed and tucks her in.

30 INT. SAM'S KITCHEN -- MOMENTS LATER

30

Sam opens the fridge and looks for something to eat. He sees Cara's left-over dinner: a plate with little cut up chicken pieces and some apple sauce. He takes her plate.

31 INT. STRIP CLUB -- A LITTLE LATER

31

Dave and Jon still at the bar. A different stripper is on stage. She finishes her act and the announcer introduces Jenny, the girl that was sitting at the bar. Jon and Dave take notice.

32 INT. SAM’S LIVING ROOM -- A LITTLE LATER

32

Eating from Cara’s plate, Sam flips through the channels. His cell phone rings.

(CONTINUED)

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32 CONTINUED:

32

 

Hey

SAM (on the phone) where are you guys?

33 INT. STRIP CLUB -- CONTINUOUS

33

Dave talks on the cell as he and Jon watch Jenny's act. It's really hot.

 

DAVE (on the phone) Get down here! She's asleep. She'll be fine.

 

34 INT. SAM'S HOUSE -- CONTINUOUS

34

 

SAM

 

(on the phone)

 

No, I can't.

How are the girls

pretty bad? Really? How hot is she?

 

Sam is a bit torn.

 
 

Shit.

SAM (CONT’D) (on the phone) No I can't, man. We will.

 

Definitely. We'll hang before you

go back. up to Jon.

All right. Say what's Later.

He hangs up and flips through the stations.

35 EXT. STRIP CLUB PARKING LOT -- LATER

35

Dave smokes a joint and hands it to Jon.

 

DAVE We got to wait for her.

JON This is such a cliche.

 

DAVE

 

What?

JON Waiting outside a strip joint for the stripper to come out.

 
 

(CONTINUED)

35

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41.

35

DAVE We're just gonna tell her we enjoyed the show.

Jon just shakes his head. They wait.

DAVE (CONT’D) Thinking about your hippy girl aren’t you?

No.

JON

DAVE

Yeah, you are.

JON I’m really not.

DAVE Then what's up with you?

JON

Nothing, man, it's just I

still

I’m

in shock about you

*

and Kate?!

*

DAVE Thanks , man. You think I don’t feel bad enough?

 

JON

*

No, I know

Jenny, the stripper, comes out with JEFF, the doorman.

DAVE Great show. Great show!

JENNY

Thank you.

JEFF Time to go, Boys.

DAVE

I'm Dave.

Jon. We're big fans.

JENNY Nice to meet you guys.

And this is my Buddy

You too.

JON

(CONTINUED)

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35

JEFF O.K. fellas. Now that everybody knows each other. The lady has to go.

Dave ignores Jeff and keeps talking to Jenny.

DAVE You live around here?

JENNY Yeah, South End.

JEFF

Hey.

JENNY It's O.K. Jeff.

DAVE Yeah, it's O.K. Jeff. We're just talking here.

JEFF What are you a wise ass?

Jeff stares at Dave.

DAVE What? Easy, Tiger.

Dave turns back to Jenny.

DAVE (CONT’D) I like the South End

JEFF What'd you say, punk?

You heard me. stutter?

DAVE What do I fucking

JON

Dave, c’mon.

JEFF Let’s go. Off the premises. Now!

Jeff takes a step towards Dave. Dave smiles and doesn’t back down. Jon steps between them. Jenny goes to Jeff.

JON What are you doing right now?

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35

DAVE What’s wrong with this guy?

JON

I know, I know. Let’s just go.

JENNY Jeff, I'm fine. Go inside please O.K.?

Dave motions to Jon that they should stay.

DAVE

She’s into us.

JEFF

I want him off the premises.

JENNY O.K. I’ll take care of it.

Jeff gives Dave one more stare down and then goes inside.

DAVE

Wow. He's a little over protective

huh?

JENNY We've had some problems lately with people hanging around after the show.

JON

That's terrible. Don't people have

lives?

Jenny smiles and starts to go. Dave follows her.

JENNY

(smiling) You really should go.

DAVE Awesome performance tonight. Just Awesome.

JENNY

Thanks.

DAVE Yeah, no totally cause a lot of

the other dancers didn't really,

you know

certain presence about you.

you

just have a

(CONTINUED)

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35 CONTINUED: (4)

Thank you.

JENNY

DAVE

No, thank YOU.

JENNY Have a good night, guys.

She goes towards her car.

DAVE Wait, wait, wait. Look, I'll be

honest, I don't really go to strip

I felt like

we had a little connection going

on in there.

JENNY You're right you don't go to strip clubs much.

clubs much but I ah

Am I wrong?

35

DAVE

I know you want to hang out with us right now.

JON

I

apologize for him. He's

ah

C'mon,

Davey.

Jon starts to pull him away. She smiles as she gets in her car.

Hang on.

DAVE

He pulls away from Jon and goes to her window. on the glass.

He taps

DAVE (CONT’D) Just roll down your window for a second.

She shakes her head “No” and starts the car.

DAVE (CONT’D) C’mon, hang out with us. What else you gonna do?

She smiles and rolls the window down.

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36 INT. JON'S BASEMENT -- NIGHT

36

Jenny snorts a line of coke. There are glasses on the coffee table. Jon refills them with a bottle of Absolut. Cool tunes play in the background.

JON Well, yeah but I think he was being honest. I think what he was saying was pretty profound. And I know he’s just a football player and maybe I’m making too big a deal out of it but

DAVE (to Jenny) Oh my God. He’s been talking about this all day.

JON Because it means something to me all right? Sorry. (to Jenny) The point is that how many people do you know that have had their dreams come true?

None.

JENNY

JON

Exactly. So here’s a guy who has.

I just think we should listen to what he has to say.

DAVE Whose line is that?

JON

I don’t know. I’m just at this

place lately of not seeing the point of anything.

JENNY

Yeah?

DAVE Maybe there is no point.

JENNY What do you mean?

(CONTINUED)

36

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DAVE

46.

36

I don’t know. I’m just trying to

play along here. Nobody wants this

one?

Dave does the line. Jon looks at Dave and laughs.

A great song comes on. stereo to turn it up.

Dave leaps up and goes to the

Oh!

DAVE (CONT’D)

JENNY

Great song!

Dave turns it up. Jenny starts dancing in her seat. Dave dances and takes her hand.

JON Hey, I got neighbors, you know.

*

DAVE It's not even loud.

 

*

JENNY Dance with us, Jon.

 

Jon gets up to turn down the music. Jenny grabs his hand.

 

JENNY (CONT’D) You do dance don't you?

 

JON

Yeah. No, I, I definitely dance.

 

I

just

Jenny dances in front of Jon. off the beat.

Jon starts to dance a bit

DAVE Yeah, Jon, rock it out, Jonny.

 
 

JENNY

Yeah.

Jon starts to get into it and for a moment and loses himself in the music.

 

The song ends. Jenny heads toward the hallway.

*

JENNY (CONT’D) Where's the bathroom?

*

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36

CONTINUED: (2)

 

36

 

JON

 

*

Oh, over to the left there.

*

He shows her. She goes to the bathroom.

 
 

DAVE Dude she's so into this right now.

 

JON

 

What?

 

DAVE Two on one, man.

 

JON She's not gonna do that?

 

DAVE She's totally gonna do it.

Well, I to do it.

I

JON don't know if I want

 

DAVE

 

Why?

 
 

JON

 

I

don't know

when

I picture a

two on one it's usually with two women.

 

DAVE It's still three people. It counts as a two on one.

 

JON

 

I'm not saying it doesn't count.

 

I

just

DAVE C’mon, you need this man. It’s gonna be awesome.

 

JON All right, I just. I don’t

Jenny comes out of the bathroom.

 

DAVE

 

Heeeeey!

 
 

JENNY

 

Hey.

 
 

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JON

There she is.

She takes off her sweater. underneath.

She has a tank top on

JENNY It's hot in here.

JON Oh, well I could open a

Dave grabs Jenny and kisses her.

Window.

JON (CONT’D) Or

36

Dave and Jenny make out. Jon stands there.

DAVE Have you ever had two guys before?

JENNY

No.

DAVE Oh, you need to experience that.

 

JENNY

Oh, really?

 

DAVE

Kiss, Jon.

JON

*

No, that’s all right. You guys are

*

doing fine. I’m gonna take off

*

actually.

*

*

DAVE Go kiss him. He’s shy.

*

JENNY Umm I don’t think he wants to kiss.

*

DAVE Yeah, he does. Just kiss him.

*

JENNY

Jon is that

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36

JON

*

No, I’m definitely attracted to

*

you it just looks like you guys

*

are hitting it off so I

*

She leans in and kisses Jon. They kiss a moment. Dave

*

watches them and then comes at them from behind while they kiss. Dave feels her breast. It’s getting heated.

*

Jon pulls away.

*

JON (CONT’D)

*

I’m sorry. This is too fucking

*

weird.

*

*

DAVE Why? What’s wrong we’re all just

*

having a good time.

*

JON

*

No, I’m gonna go. You guys hang

*

out.

*

*

DAVE Where are you gonna go? It’s your

*

place.

*