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FADE IN: 1 INT: BANK LOBBY - DAY 1 A man in a dark suit lies face down. A pool of blood spreads from below his head, increasing until it looks like his head is resting on a red map of Australia. Noise fills the air, panic, screaming and a repeating alarm, rapidly moving footsteps. 2 EXT: ALLEY - DAY 2 A man in a dark suit sits in the driver's seat of large sedan, fumbling with a rabbit's foot key-chain, he looks across the passenger seat and out the window. The alarm sound is very loud, slamming the chain against the steering column, he twists his hand and the engine comes alive. 3 EXT: STREET - DAY 3 A man in a dark suit sprints past other pedestrians, he breathes in short little puffs. In his hand is a leather gym bag, it swings as he runs. 4 EXT: STREET2 - DAY 4 Another man in a dark suit sprints, with a skid he stops, looks left and then right, then sprints on. 5 EXT: ALLEY - DAY 5 The man is looking across the passenger seat and out the passenger window, below his breath he mutters something we can't hear, punctuated with revs of the engine. There is a loud thud, his head twists to face front where there is the man with the gym bag, panting for breath, arms supporting him, slouched against the hood. The man in the car lets out a tiny scream, then speaks. LEO Louie, Louie, wha' happen ? Still panting Louie slides around the front and drops into the passenger seat. LOUIE (panting) Drive, Leo ... GO! LEO But what about Frankie ? LOUIE Drive, Leo LEO What about Johnny ? Louie pulls a shiny pistol from beneath his jacket and points it at Leo's head. LOUIE Just fuck'n drive this thing willya! 6 EXT: STREET3 - DAY 6 The third man is still running, something tells us that he's not sure where to go. From a side street, a long dark sedan appears moving fast up behind. As it pitches hard from the turn a hubcap works loose and runs free. The car runs up behind the third man, it pulls next to him and then a little in front. He glances to his side. The car locks up and screeches to a smoky halt beside the man. LOUIE Get in. The runner stops a moment, JOHNNY Damn right. and pulls open the back door on the passenger side, closing it just as the car pulls away loudly. 7 INT: SEDAN - DAY 7 Leo is at the wheel, Louie is muttering into thin air beside him, Johnny is sat behind Louie propping himself on the back of the driver's chair and panting. He takes a moment to catch his breath. JOHNNY (panting) Where's Frankie? Leo checks the mirror then turns his head to Louie, who is still muttering. LEO You want me to go around the block, see if he ran the other way..? JOHNNY Louie, where is he? Suddenly calm, Louie reaches into his front breast pocket and pulls out a pair of sunglasses. LOUIE Just hit the freeway, Leo. Frankie's dead. Leo and Johnny both look at Louie who opens up his sunglasses and puts them on. LEO He's dead? JOHNNY son-of-a... LEO Whaddya mean dead?... Louie Whaddya mean ? Leo's arms are gripping the wheel, as he speaks the car rocks a little from side to side. LOUIE Calm down a little, you're gonna give us away. As he speaks Louie scans the street ahead. LEO Frankie ... Dead. How could this have happened? Huh how could it have happened? Louie pulls off his sunglasses and faces Leo. LOUIE (spitting) Well let's see. We go in to rob the place, one of the tellers gets cute and hits the alarm, the shit hits the you- know-what and in the panic one of the guards puts a bullet in Frankie's head as we're on the way out. I guess it could'a happened something like that. Now lets get on the freeway, get some miles between us and this pissy little town or we'll all be seein' Frankie real soon. As he finishes Louie put his sunglasses back on. Leo checks the mirror and looks ahead. LEO Poor Frankie. LOUIE Yes, poor Frankie. Now come on. Johnny's head has been low this entire time he raises it and brushes back his hair. JOHNNY Uh, Louie ? Louie sighs. LOUIE Yeah,Johnny. JOHNNY Which guard got 'im ? LOUIE Whaddaya mean which one ? JOHNNY Well, I took the big one out with the but of my gun 'soon as we went in, just like the plan. That guy'll still be out cold. LOUIE Well then it musta' been the other one. JOHNNY The old guy? LOUIE He wasn't that old. JOHNNY Jesus, that guy was older'n my grandaddy, he had white hair. LEO White hair? JOHNNY White hair. Louie twists his head to face Johnny. LOUIE It wasn't white. JOHNNY Sure it was. Louie faces forward. LOUIE No, it wasn't it was... it was. LEO White ? LOUIE Ashen. JOHNNY Ashen? LOUIE Ashen. Leo frowns and shakes his head. JOHNNY What the hell color is Ashen ? Louie appears to be getting a bit frustrated. He spaces out his words. LOUIE Its like a very pale gray, like ashes. JOHNNY This guy's hair wasn't like ashes. LEO I never heard of a color like ashes before JOHNNY Ashen? I don't think so, I think his hair was white. Louie pulls off the glasses, again. LOUIE Look, I don't care if you think his hair was blue, the guard shot Frankie as we were tryin' to get out, Frankie dropped the bag, in front of me as he fell, I picked it up and got the H-E double L outta there. Now lets just shut up a while 'til I figure out what we're gonna do now. The three fall silent for a moment, Leo looks troubled. Johnny shakes his head, mumbling, and sits back in the seat. LEO I know what I'm gonna do, I'm gonna take my cut an' open a bar. Me an' Frankie are gonna be... partners. JOHNNY He dropped the bag in front of you, Louie? Louie lets out a big sigh. LOUIE That's right Johnny. As he was fallin', plop right in front of me. JOHNNY But the plan was me then you then Frankie. You were right behind me, I remember you pushin' me out the door. Louie pauses. LOUIE Well, yeah, but then I doubled back. JOHNNY You doubled back? What for? The plan was me, you and then Frankie watchin' the rear as we pulled out. LOUIE I know that was the plan, I made the plan. But I had to double back real quick. JOHNNY But why? LEO Yeah, Louie. How come? LOUIE Because I forgot my lighter. Okay? Let's just drop it. LEO You don't smoke Louie. Louie remains calm. LOUIE I was being sarcastic Leo, the truth is that I thought I heard the big guard coming to, so I doubled back to see that Frankie got out; but it was too late, the big guard got him. Johnny and Leo both look grim. LOUIE Looks like you didn't hit him so hard after all Johnny. It was a tough break but don't let it rip you up. Johnny's face is dark, he rubs his chin with his hand. JOHNNY I hit him pretty hard, he oughta be out right now. LOUIE I saw you hit him, but he was a big son- of-a. Louie puts a hand on Leo's shoulder. LOUIE Now, come on here's the freeway, lets go. It's what Frankie would've wanted. Leo shrugs, with a sad smile. LEO Yeah, I guess. JOHNNY He was a good man, damn shame. LOUIE One o' the best. A true friend, but we gotta get on now, like the Three Musketeers all for one an one for all. Agreed? Johnny and Leo come around. JOHNNY & LEO Yeah!! The sedan pulls up the freeway on-ramp. LOUIE Fellahs, all our troubles is over. 8 EXT: DESERT HIGHWAY - DAY 8 The dark sedan crawls into the bottom of the view, smoke billows from the hood, Louie and Johnny are at the back pushing the beast to the side of the highway. They are sweaty and their clothes are disheveled. JOHNNY (panting) Have, you, seen, this? Louie swings his head to face Johnny who nods down at the trunk lid that they have both been pushing against, next to the Cadillac emblem written in chrome calligraphy is the word "Diesel". LOUIE Wh... What? JOHNNY (nodding) Yeah, good job we didn't have to go up any hills, huh ? They both straighten up, the car coasts to the side of the road. Johnny and Louie brush dust off themselves. As the car comes to a stop, Leo hops out and tries to open the hood, recoiling as it burns his hand. LEO Oww! Don't worry I think I can get it going, I should've checked all the fluids ... sorry, just let me take a look... LOUIE Don't bother, we aren't going any further in that thing. Louie takes the sunglasses out and puts them on. JOHNNY (bent over) I think I'm gonna puke.. LOUIE (to Leo) Just prop up the hood, we'll wait for another car. Leo looks at the Cadillac. LEO What if they don't want to gives us a ride somewhere Louie? He looks to Louie who is examining his gun and then returns it to his pocket. LOUIE What Leo? LEO Uh, nothing, forget it. LOUIE And take the plates off, stash 'em in the trunk or something. LEO Yeah, yeah, sure. Louie looks along the road, there is nothing at either end. Leo busies himself with opening the hood, still hot it bums him a few times but he endeavors. Johnny is straddling the long line in the road, first doubled over, then he stretches up spreads his arms straight out, exhaling heavily. LOUIE Lord? JOHNNY Very, funny. LOUIE You sick or somethin'? JOHNNY I'll live. Listen I been thinkin', things don't look so good three guys stuck in the middle of a desert highway flagging down folks, no one's gonna stop for the three of us. Louie looks over at Leo, who is still working on the hood latch. Louie moves close to Johnny and whispers. LOUIE You think we should... take care of the... He makes a gesture toward Leo while reaching into his pocket. LOUIE ...extra baggage? Johnny looks at Louie and then over to Leo. JOHNNY What? No, no I was thinking that while one person waits by the car, the other two should wait behind those bushes or something, car'll stop for one person. LOUIE Okay, that'll work too, (shouting) Leo listen up we got a plan here. Louie walks over to Leo, Johnny watches for a moment, then follows. 9 EXT: CLEARING - DAY 9 Leo, Louie and Johnny appear from the thick bushes, into the clearing. Louie is holding the bag. LOUIE Perfect, okay two of us wait here, one out by the Caddy, anyone shows up just whistle when they stop. Who's first then... They each look at each other. LOUIE Okay, me then, see you in a few. He turns to re-enter the bushes. JOHNNY Uh, you want us to keep an eye on the bag? LOUIE No, I don't mind, later. Louie disappears into the bush. Leo looks into the sun and wipes his brow, with a heavy sigh he sits cross legged in the clearing, Johnny slowly paces back and forth in front of Leo. LEO You should rest Johnny, you don't took so good. JOHNNY Well, I bet I look a helluva lot better than Frankie does right about now. Johnny continues pacing. LEO Poor Frankie. Johnny stops. JOHNNY Leo, somethings wrong something... LEO Is it about the car? I said I was sorry, I can't do any better than that. JOHNNY No, shut up a second. I wasn't sure until just now but something's not right about this whole thing. Frankie was last out, Louie couldn't have seen him get dropped, unless he was still inside. LEO Well, he did say he went back. JOHNNY Leo, you don't go back after the jobs done, I don't care what you've dropped, and how much was supposed to be in there again? Looking a little past Johnny, Leo speaks like a recitation. LEO Frankie said that Louie said there'd be four hundred G's on account of the fact that a big payroll company keeps a reserve there that nobody's supposed to know about. Four hundred G's. That's what Louie told Frankie. JOHNNY That's how I remembered it too, but there was no way four hundred grand in that place. Leo looks at Johnny. LEO No? JOHNNY No, no way. I figure maybe half that much, maybe two fifty tops. LEO You think, you think they knew they were gonna get hit? Maybe they got word. Johnny shakes his head. JOHNNY If they knew, then they'd have laid on more security. Nope, something here definitely doesn't fit. Leo frowns. He slowly shakes his head from side to side. LEO You oughta tell Louie. JOHNNY Tell him what? That I think he screwed up the job, got Frankie killed and we're gonna walk away with maybe half what we were promised? I'll be eatin' his gun. Leo slowly nods. Johnny brushes some dust off the ground and sits. LEO Well, you should tell him something is up. JOHNNY We're stuck in the middle of hell here with a shot Cadillac, no water and no prospects, I think he might have a clue already that something is up. LEO Well, you should tell him something. JOHNNY I'm not gonna say this again Leo, I'm not gonna tell him nothin' okay, you wanna piss him off go right ahead. I'm not gonna tell him... LOUIE (O.S.) Tell him what? Louie is coming through the bushes. Leo jumps up. LEO Uh, nothin' right? Johnny? We weren't gonna tell you nothin'. JOHNNY I think maybe I got food poisoning. Feels like my belly's on fire. I didn't want to tell you, we got enough problems, right Leo? Leo nods, Louie comes completely out of the bushes and into the clearing. He is carrying the bag. JOHNNY Hour up already? LOUIE Nah, I just gotta take a leak. Louie looks at Leo. LOUIE Go fill in for me for a few minutes will ya? Leo looks at Louie and then Johnny, then back at Louie. LEO Uh, sure, okay. You want me to take the bag? Louie looks at the bag in his grip. LOUIE I'll keep it with me, here with Johnny. LEO (nodding) Uh, Okay then, see you later. Leo enters the bushes making a few sounds as he is poked by branches. Louie crosses the clearing and put the bag down just in front of Johnny, then he steps a few feet past Johnny and begins to take a leak. Johnny looks at the bag and then at Louie's back. JOHNNY You shot Frankie. LOUIE Yup, yes I did. JOHNNY Christ... LOUIE Can you wait just a sec. I'm tryin' to concentrate. Johnny glares at the bag in front of him. A moment passes and then Louie turns around zipping his pants. JOHNNY Frankie was one of us Lou. LOUIE Don't be so old fashioned, remember what they say about honor among thieves. JOHNNY Yeah, that there's no such thing. LOUIE Right, Frankie knew that. Things went a bit wrong, in the same situation he would've done the same thing. Johnny turns from the bag to Louie. And looks at him hard. JOHNNY You think so? LOUIE Now, what to do about Leo. What do you suggest. JOHNNY What to do about Leo? LOUIE Well, he got us stranded here. Louie sweeps his arm across the line of vision. LOUIE And sooner or later that car's gonna be spotted by someone who's gonna call the highway patrol. He looks into the sky. LOUIE Do they have those police planes out here? JOHNNY Why do we have to do anything to Leo? Stuff's gone all out of whack I know, but... LOUIE The bag's light John, there's not enough for... JOHNNY I know, I saw you empty all the drawers, I figure there's maybe two fifty. Three ways that's still... LOUIE It's less, Maybe two-ten, a grand or so either way. Two ways its pretty good, but three... JOHNNY Damn, (beat) Leo though, I mean ... Leo though. LOUIE All he had to do was get us some wheels and get us away, he stole a diesel that crapped out on us John, he didn't hold up his side of the bargain. JOHNNY (drawn out) Leo, but, I, but, Leo. LOUIE I'll do it. Really I don't mind. I just want you to agree with it, help me get him into the trunk afterwards. Johnny looks at the bag. JOHNNY I don't know, Louie, do we have to kill him, there has to be another way. We could maybe leave him. LOUIE If no one finds him he'd die out here anyway, and if some one does he'd tell the cops all about us to keep his ass out of jail. JOHNNY Leo wouldn't do that. Louie takes out his gun and checks it again. LOUIE Only one way to know for sure. JOHNNY Look, I tell you what, let me think about it for an hour or so, come up with a plan. LOUIE And if you don't? JOHNNY I will, just promise me you won't do anything for an hour. LOUIE One hour. Johnny glances at the bag, picks himself up and then heads towards the bushes. 10 EXT: DESERT HIGHWAY - DAY 10 Leo is walking the line in the middle of the road like a tightrope, he 'falls' to one side regularly. Johnny comes out of the bushes. JOHNNY All change Leo. LEO Not a single car the whole time. He approaches the bushes and braces to enter. JOHNNY Leo, what's that old saying about honor among thieves? LEO That there isn't any? He enters the bushes. JOHNNY Oh, yeah, Leo. That's what I thought. Leo disappears into the bushes. Johnny pats himself down and, from a breast pocket, pulls out a packet of cigarettes. He taps the pack against his other hand, three cigarettes fall out and to the ground. JOHNNY Shit. He looks down at the cigarettes and into then into the mouth of the packet. He screws up the pack and drops it to the ground. He walks around the Cadillac and into the highway. The road is empty in either direction. The sun beats down upon the blacktop, riding above the road is it's own hazy reflection. Johnny walks the line in the road like Leo did before him, arms outstretched, a few paces one way. Stop. Turn. A few paces the other way. At the side of the road a rabbit has stopped to watch. Johnny spots the rabbit and approaches it with slow steps. JOHNNY Come here fellah, come on now. Johnny crouches and begins to waddle to the rabbit. JOHNNY I won't hurt'cha. The rabbit does not move. Johnny waddles closer, closer, closer. The rabbit does not move. JOHNNY That's right, hold right there. OLD WOMAN (O.S.) Are you alright down there? Johnny spins around to see, the old woman. She is sitting in a small run-down economy car. JOHNNY Ma'am? OLD WOMAN I saw you walkin' all funny. Thought to myself Mae, poor young man's gone a bit soft from the sun. JOHNNY Ma'am? MAE I said... Look do you need a ride into town son? Is anyone else with you, I can drive y'all. Son? Johnny has stood up, he brushes the dust from his jacket. CUT TO: Johnny, Leo and Louie are together in the road, Leo turns to Louie. LEO What if they don't want to gives us a ride somewhere Louie? He looks to Louie who is examining his gun and then returns it to his pocket. CUT TO: Johnny looks at the old woman, she is looking into his face. OLD WOMAN Son? JOHNNY Uh, no. No thank you Ma'am. I'm just takin' a little rest right here. He gestures to the Cadillac. JOHNNY Let'n the car cool down a little before I head off. OLD WOMAN You sure you're okay? Johnny straightens out his clothes. JOHNNY Yes, ma'am, just fine. The old woman puts the car in gear. JOHNNY Wouldn't want to hold you... The car moves away. JOHNNY Up. Dust from the car's wake kicks up around Johnny who turns to face the side of the road. The rabbit there sees him, turns and hops away. Brushing off dust, Johnny walks over to the side of the Cadillac, and crouches by the three cigarettes. The cigarettes lie next to each other, one of them is bent at the filter. Johnny picks it up and holds it between his thumb and forefinger about a foot in front of his face. JOHNNY Sorry Leo. He drops the broken cigarette to one side. In the dust Johnny draws a circle around the two remaining 'healthy' cigarettes. After a moment he picks up the broken cigarette and turns his head to face the bushes. 11 EXT: CLEARING - DAY 11 Johnny emerges from the bushes. Leo and Louie both turn to face him. Leo stands up. LEO You killed Frankie? Johnny is caught on a branch. JOHNNY What? LOUIE Come on Johnny, just admit it. LEO Why'd you do it, Johnny? JOHNNY What!? Louie steps towards Johnny and puts on his sunglasses. LOUIE I'm sorry Johnny, I told Leo what you told me. Louie stretches out a hand and rests it on Johnny's shoulder. LOUIE I figured he had a right to know. Johnny looks into the mirrors covering Louie's eyes, then to Leo and back to Louie. JOHNNY Couldn't bear it huh? LEO How could you Johnny, how could you? JOHNNY Christ, Leo don't you see what's going on here? Leo begins to move from foot to foot, from side to side. LEO Suppose you tell me Johnny. Louie lifts his hand from Johnny's shoulder. LOUIE Yeah, John. Suppose you tell him how you killed Frankie for his share of the loot. How you tried to get me to help you kill Leo and split up his share between us, Johnny. Johnny turns his head to face Leo. LEO Yeah, suppose you tell me that Johnny. Johnny slumps. Louie steps out from behind Johnny, he takes a few steps towards the bag, he turns around facing Leo and Johnny both. JOHNNY Leo, look at what's going on here, Louie's playin' us for a coupla suckers. If we pick ourselves off he gets the bag. Louie offers no reaction to Johnny, Leo turns his head to Louie, who shakes his head and shrugs. LOUIE So, what do you want to do Leo? Johnny looks at Leo then Johnny. LEO Do? LOUIE We should take care of this, here. While there's still time. Come on Leo, how do you want to handle this? JOHNNY Leo, relax, we can talk about this. LOUIE It's a trick, come on Leo. LEO Uh, wait a... LOUIE Come on Leo. Shoot him. LEO What? JOHNNY Jesus, Leo don't listen. LOUIE For Frankie, Leo. Shoot him. LEO Uh... LOUIE Shoot him LEO uh... LOUIE Shoot him. Leo's head twists from Louie to Johnny, over and over back and forth. Louie's voice build louder and louder. LOUIE SHOOT HIM!SHOOT HIM,SHOOT HIM. Leo looks uneasy. LOUIE SHOOT HIM!SHOOT HIM,SHOOT HIM. Leo begins to shake. LOUIE Goddamnit! Leo shoot him. JOHNNY Oh, Christ. All in one movement they reach into their breast pockets, they look at each other, and pull out pistols, in a sweep each selects a target, Johnny levels his pistol at Louie, Louie aims at Leo, and Leo points his gun at Johnny, they freeze. For a moment, no one speaks. Johnny looks over at Louie, while still aimed at Leo. JOHNNY Shit. LOUIE Exactly. LEO Nobody move. JOHNNY Right, okay lets just... What the hell's going on here? LOUIE It seems obvious to me, Leo you're pointing the right way now fire. Johnny faces Leo. JOHNNY Uh, uh Leo, you fire at me and then Louie caps you and gets it all. LOUIE Don't worry Leo, I'll cover you. JOHNNY Either way, Leo you die and Louie wins. LEO Just shut up, shut up I need to think. LOUIE Well, hurry up Leo it'll be nighttime in six hours. LEO See, why 'you always do that? Make fun of me, like I'm stupid or something. LOUIE Like, you're stupid? I never knew I was that vague. LEO There you go, like I'm some kind of idiot. I did my share of the work on this job. Same as you. JOHNNY Sure, sure you did Leo. LOUIE Sure? Your share? What was your share Leo? LEO I got the car, the getaway car. Stole it and everything. Leo swings his free arm in the direction of the road. LOUIE Oh, yes the getaway car, That big rusty pimpmobile, with a diesel engine. In case I forgot to thank you Leo, thank you. Thank you for stealing a big, ugly crappy car that belches out smoke. LEO Diesel cars are usually very reliable and... LOUIE Let me explain a concept to you Leo, Getaway. GET-A-WAY, you see the car you steal is so that we... Louie gestures at the three of them with his spare hand. LOUIE(CONT) Can get away. Leo looks at Johnny who is nodding. JOHNNY He has a point there Leo. Leo turns to look at Louie. LEO B...but. LOUIE Next time why don't you steal a cop car, it'll be less conspicuous? Now shoot him Leo, or I'll shoot you. JOHNNY (to Louie) Why don't you? LEO What? JOHNNY Do it Louie, just like we planned. Ice Leo and we'll split the cash. Just like we planned before. LEO What? LOUIE No dice John, that was a limited time offer. LEO What was? LOUIE Never mind Leo, just shoot him and lets go. JOHNNY Wait up Leo. Louie, who shot Frankie. Remember, I'm a good shot. Louie looks at Johnny's gun. Leo turns to face him. LOUIE Fine, fine, Jesus can we just drop this. Okay, I shot Frankie. There, I admit it, ooh. JOHNNY You son-of-a... LEO But you told me that... LOUIE Hello? Leo? That was before Johnny had a big gun in my face. Now if you'll just fire that big gun in his face, we can split the money and get the hell outta here. LEO But how could you kill Frankie? He was like a brother to us, all of us. How could you..? JOHNNY Because he's a big asshole Leo, that's why. Now put down the gun. He killed Frankie, lets get him. LOUIE Wait, wait a second here. Lets not get bent out of shape just because of Frankie now. Let's be honest here, who really gives a damn about Frankie, huh? What we all care about is in that bag right there. All as one they look at the bag. LOUIE So, if we're gonna keep this crap up lets at least admit to ourselves that the only thing that really matters is the money and who gets it. I know that I worked hard on this job, and I want to get paid. They look at each other. Time passes. JOHNNY Screw it! LEO What? JOHNNY Screw this and screw you both. He lowers his gun. JOHNNY This is not worth it. It sure ain't worth dyin' for so forget it. There's not enough in that bag for putting up with all this. So, it's yours, enjoy,l'm outta here and I wish you two all the best. He drops the gun to the ground, it falls by the bag. LOUIE It's a trick Leo. Louie turns his gun from Leo to Johnny. LEO No, Louie, we can let him go. More for us that way right? No hard feelings. JOHNNY No hard feelings? LOUIE No. Leo it's a trick, we let him go and the cops'll be right behind us, we can't let him go. Johnny looks at the two gunmen. JOHNNY Great, this really is fantastic. This whole job has been a fiasco from the git- go. Nice little job no one gets hurt. I had to buy this stupid suit, which itches like hell by the way. Put panty-hose over my head because you forgot stockings. Frankie gets killed, the bank was low on cash. I had to run like an idiot looking for you two. You stole that stupid, stupid car. And now in the middle of the desert, I'm gonna die for my share of the money, which I already gave up. Johnny leans his hands on his legs and hunches forward, panting. Leo and Louie look at each other, and then at Johnny. A small plume of green smoke erupts from the bag. LEO What's that? Louie looks at the bag and then at Johnny who has straightened up, and is laughing. JOHNNY Who checked the bag? LEO For what? LOUIE Shit! JOHNNY You see Leo, at the bank they have a little cannister, but they tape it up like it's a wad of money. If they get robbed they put it with the rest of the money and off you go. Only this cannister waits a while, then it goes pop. It's full of a special dye that ruins the money in the bag with it.. They look at the bag and the smoke. JOHNNY It's usually green dye. LOUIE Frankie was gonna check the bag. JOHNNY Ah, but. You killed Frankie. LEO Maybe it ain't all ruined, we can maybe save some. He crouches nest to the bag and take one of the straps. JOHNNY Don't bother Leo. You'll just get the stuff on you. It doesn't wash out easy, any lawman figure out what happened. LOUIE What a waste. He puts his gun away and pulls his glasses out from his pocket, they are broken at the nose, he tosses them away. LOUIE So what are we gonna do? JOHNNY We? a minute ago 'we' were gonna blow me away. So 'we' can go and... LEO I wouldn't have shot you Johnny, honest. LOUIE I would've. Only there's no point now. I guess we sort of need each other. JOHNNY For now, looks like you're right. In the bushes there is a rustling noise, a hippy then appears. HIPPY Hey, here you are. LOUIE (whisper) Leo put your gun away, get up. HIPPY Saw your car by the road. Busted huh? Johnny puts his foot over his gun. LOUIE Sure is. You couldn't give us a ride to the next town could you? HIPPY Absolutely, 'be no problem. LOUIE Would you have room for all of us? HIPPY Absolutely, I've got a VW bus,'be no problem. JOHNNY (whisper) Leo, is that a diesel? LEO Uh, no. LOUIE That would be ... swell. HIPPY Well, lets go. Louie walks towards the hippy. Leo brushes off some of the dust and Johnny puts his gun away and gets up, they follow Louie. The bag is left in a small puddle of green ink. The puddle vaguely resembles Australia. LOUIE Tell me, is there a bank at the next town? FADE OUT
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