Friday, June 8, 2012
Party Out Of Bounds
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In Chapter 19 of BLUE HOTEL, after 'attorney to the stars' Lief Scott and drug dealer Beggar Leck make their escape from the party after the coke whore's 'death by cocaine,' Venice Beach officers Danette Day and Kenny Speed arrive at the scene of the crime ...
EXT. VENICE BEACH POLICE SUBSTATION - NIGHT
Gill walks up to the door. Hesitates. Turns around.
What was I thinking?
He walks over to a bench. Sits down.
Pulls out his cell phone.
Punches a number. Listens.
INT. HOLLY’S SHITTY HOTEL ROOM - CONTINUOUS
Alona stares at Holly. Then at Feo.
What the fuck are we gonna do NOW?
Her phone RINGS.
She pulls it out of her pocket.
Alona, it’s me, Gill.
Where are you? What’s taking so long?
I got mugged, AND carjacked.
They got my wallet AND my car.
SHIT. Are you okay?
I’m fine. Sort of.
Finally stopped shaking --
So are you coming back to the hotel?
Not yet. I have an idea.
I’m gonna sneak into my house --
And ROB it? What, are you fucking CRAZY?
It’s still MY house, Alona.
Haven’t you heard of 'community property?'
EXT. LIEF’S CONDO - NIGHT
A police cruiser is parked on Speedway
in front of Lief’s building.
Danette and Kenny jump out of the car.
Draw their guns. Make their way
toward the side entrance.
I thought it was a loud party.
I don’t hear anything.
Dead bodies kinda clears out the crowd.
They get to the front door.
See it’s ajar.
Follow me slowly, keep me covered and --
Be quiet. I know, I know.
And do me a favor.
Don’t shit your pants again, okay?
EXT. BEACHFRONT CONDO - OCEAN SIDE - AT THAT MOMENT
Lief stands in the shrubbery.
Watches Beggar hit the ground.
(sees him, comes over)
My car is parked on Speedway.
So we’ll walk.
You don’t get it.
There’s a fucking KILO OF BLOW in my trunk.
Oh, shit. That’s right.
So what are you gonna do?
I’m gonna very quietly go to my car
and get the fuck out of here.
The sirens stopped,
so the cops must be inside.
I gotta do it now before they find -- her.
You with me?
Are you fucking kidding me?
I’ll walk down to the pier and wait for you.
Spoken like a true attorney.
IN THE HOUSE
Danette and Kenny slowly move
through the living room, guns drawn.
Kenny looks at the lux digs in awe.
IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE
Beggar tip-toes up to his BMW convertible.
Looks around. Opens the door.
Carefully gets in. Quietly closes it.
ON THE ROOF
Danette and Kenny see Emaciated Starlet’s
dead body on the blood-soaked bed.
Empty bottles and glasses everywhere.
‘Party Out of Bounds.’
(pulls out her cell)
Dispatch, this is unit one-adam-thirteen --
we’ve gotta code twelve, up on the roof.
Send lab techs and the coroner, do you copy?
A car engine STARTS UP down below.
They RACE over to the edge of the roof. Look down.
Starts to drive away.
ON THE ROOF
Danette shakes her head.
Speaks into her cell.
I need you to put out an APB on a red,
late-model BMW convertible,
heading north on Speedway.
Sorry. Didn’t get the license.
(hangs up, to Kenny)
C’mon, let’s go check out Paris Hilton.
They walk over to the bed.
Look at the body.
She looks kinda peaceful.
I mean, you know -- despite all the blood.
(shakes her head)
Another young girl who’s potential
was snuffed out too early.
Must have been SOME party --