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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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