tunnel rat posted on April 26, 2010 09:44
 INT. RUDY'S TRUCK – MONTHS LATER

               Rudy drives Lazlo down Beach Boulevard towards Huntington
               Beach as Conservative Radio Host rants in BG.

                                   CONSERVATIVE RADIO HOST (OVER RADIO)
                         No matter how high or wide you
                         build a fence, they figure a way
                         around it.
                             (beat)
                         Let's just make Mexico the 51st
                         state.  It would take about two
                         days to conquer.
                             (beat)
                         But then you'd have to put the
                         entire population on welfare, so
                         that's not gonna fly!

                                   LAZLO
                         How's work?

                                   RUDY
                         Great, dad.  Really great.  Already
                         been there almost three months.
                             (beat)
                         I love what I do, and I'm getting
                         close with the owner.

                                   LAZLO
                         That's my boy.  I'm proud of you.

               They share a close moment.

                                   RUDY
                         I have something to show you.

                                   LAZLO
                         What?

                                   RUDY
                         It's a surprise.

                                   LAZLO
                         I hate surprises!  What is it?

               But Rudy just smiles as he steers his pickup...



               EXT. HUNTINGTON SHORES RETIREMENT COMMUNITY – SAME

               Into the driveway of the elite mobile home park across PCH.

                                   LAZLO
                         Why you go in here?  Wal-Mart is
                         the other way.

               Rudy smiles again and steers his truck past stately double
               wides, with tiny manicured gardens.  It's clearly an up
               market trailer park for seniors.  Rudy pulls up to a modest
               yet immaculate coach and parks the pickup.  He exits.

                                   LAZLO
                         You know someone here?

               Rudy WHISTLES.  Two MEXICAN MOVERS emerge from the coach and
               Rudy signals for Lazlo to enter.

                                   LAZLO
                         Who are your Mexican friends?

                                   RUDY
                         Movers.

               Lazlo curses under his breath in Hungarian.



               INT. LAZLO'S MOBILE HOME - SAME

               Lazlo follows Rudy.  It's nicer than you'd imagine with a
               full kitchen, two bedrooms, and a nice bathroom.

               Carina enters from the back of the trailer, damp with sweat,
               in cleaning clothes and rubber gloves.

                                   CARINA
                         Hi Lazlo!  So...what do you think?

               Lazlo is speechless.  He follows them inside and reality sets
               in.

                                   LAZLO
                         This is joke, no?

                                   RUDY
                         You're a homeowner, dad!

               Lazlo is floored.  He gets very emotional and hugs Rudy for a
               long beat.

                                   LAZLO
                         How?

                                   RUDY
                         After watching you bust your ass in
                         a cab all these years, it's the
                         least I could do!

                                   LAZLO
                         No, Rudy, no, you're just starting
                         out.  I pay my own bills, and I
                         can't afford something like this.

                                   RUDY
                         The payment is less than the rent
                         in Santa Ana.  And when interest
                         rates go down, we refinance.

                                   LAZLO
                         You know what you're doing?

                                   RUDY
                         I'm learning.

               Lazlo gives in to the moment and hugs Rudy again.

                                   LAZLO
                         Learning very well, I think!

               Out of the corner of his eye, Lazlo sees the Movers cart
               another box from the U-Haul.  Since it looks to be filled
               with trash, they quickly toss it in a nearby dumpster.

                                   LAZLO
                         Hey!



               EXT. LAZLO'S MOBILE HOME - SAME

               Lazlo opens the box and rifles through it.  He retrieves the
               now-faded blue plaid air mattress and inspects the bullet
               hole from all those years ago.  Tears well up - it seems like
               it was just yesterday.

                                   LAZLO
                         Your mother would be very proud.

                                   RUDY
                         I know, dad, I know.

               They share a close hug.

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