tunnel rat posted on May 2, 2010 11:35
EXT. HUNTINGTON BEACH SHORELINE - SUNDOWN

               Rudy and Carina walk along the beach as the sun sets behind
               Catalina in BG.

                                   CARINA
                         Sammy fired him on the spot?!

                                   RUDY
                         Yeah.  It was sick.  He didn't even
                         try to change Sammy's mind.

               Rudy waits a long beat to continue.

                                   RUDY
                         So now someone's got to do his job.

                                   CARINA
                         Are you telling me what I think
                         you're telling me?

               Rudy smiles wide and they kiss.

                                   CARINA
                         You got the job?!

               Rudy nods and they kiss again.

                                   RUDY
                         I report directly to Sammy as his
                         right hand man in applications
                         development.
                             (beat)
                         And I got a big, fat raise.

               She jumps on him, incredibly excited.

                                   CARINA
                         How much?!

                                   RUDY
                         More than double...two hundred and
                         forty grand a year.

               Carina kisses him all over, thrilled by it all.

                                   CARINA
                         That's the best thing I've ever
                         heard in my life!  

               Rudy agrees, but his enthusiasm is muted.

                                   RUDY
                         It won't be easy.  I have 30 direct
                         reports, and Mitch got rid of all
                         the good developers.  Plus, I've
                         never managed anyone before.

                                   CARINA
                         C'mon, how hard could it be?

                                   RUDY
                         Very hard.

               Carina feels his crotch.

                                   CARINA
                         I agree.

               But Rudy pulls back, concerned.

                                   RUDY
                         I'm serious.  It's gonna be brutal. 
                         This Peak Framework project has to
                         be delivered in six weeks.  I don't
                         know how I'm gonna do it.

                                   CARINA
                         You'll do it, Rudy.  It'll all be
                         worth it.
                             (beat)
                         Do you have any idea how much money
                         that is?

               Rudy giggles at the thought.

                                   RUDY
                         It hasn't sunk in yet.  I've been
                         too worried about how I'm gonna get
                         the job done.

                                   CARINA
                         You stay close to Sammy, it's only
                         the beginning.

                                   RUDY
                         You're right.  It's only the
                         beginning.

               She plants another deep kiss on him and they land on the
               beach and roll around in their excitement.

                                                           DISSOLVE TO:



               EXT. LAS BRISAS RESTAURANT - NIGHT

               The patio is filled with glossy Orange County cougars, monied
               gay guys, and nouveau-rich snobs.

               Rudy and Carina open an expensive bottle of champagne and
               pour two glasses, celebrating.  They kiss passionately as
               Main Beach glistens in BG.  Life is good, very good.



               INT. HUNTINGTON BEACH CONDO - DAY

               Rudy and Carina walk through an empty 1,500 square foot
               place.  It's nice and Rudy likes it, but Carina wants more. 
               She steps to the window and looks out - the view is
               unremarkable and her look says it all...



               EXT. HUNTINGTON BEACH TOWNHOUSE - LATER THAT DAY

               So they move up to the next price level.  They walk around
               the clean, new complex right across the street from the
               beach.  Again, Rudy looks happy with the spot, but Carina
               finds something wrong with it - the gate is hard to open.



               INT. HUNTINGTON BEACH HOUSE - LATER THAT DAY

               Rudy and Carina walk through a spotless, brand new 3,000
               square foot property.  Carina finally looks happy, but Rudy
               picks up the property flier.

               The asking price reads: $1,249,000

               Rudy's jaw drops, but Carina excitedly whisks him up the
               stairs...

               And into the master bedroom.  It's gorgeous, and the bathroom
               has a state-of-the art tub, shower, and double-sink
               combination.

               Carina pulls him through the room...

               ONTO THE BALCONY

               They look right out onto the Pacific Ocean.  The view is
               stunning.

               Pushy real estate AGENT (50s) steps onto the balcony.

                                   REAL ESTATE AGENT
                         You live here, you're in the top
                         one half of one percent of all
                         Americans, that's for sure.

               Rudy and Carina nod in agreement.

                                   REAL ESTATE AGENT
                         There's something about you two
                         that oozes "We belong here!"
                             (beat)
                         And the farmer's market is right
                         around the corner every Wednesday.

                                   RUDY
                         Fuck the farmer's market.

               Rudy looks at Carina and they both stifle a LAUGH.  Even the
               Agent thinks that's funny.

                                   REAL ESTATE AGENT
                         You're right...fuck the farmer's
                         market!
                             (beat)
                         I'll be downstairs.

               She leaves.

                                   CARINA
                         For one point two five, there
                         should be a pool.

                                   RUDY
                         It's way over what I could ever
                         afford.

                                   CARINA
                         Did you talk to Sammy about that?

                                   RUDY
                         No.

                                   CARINA
                         Talk to Sammy.



               INT. EXCLUSIVE FURNITURE STORE - DAY

               Rudy walks around, bored out of his mind, as Carina inspects
               the expensive merchandise.  She settles on a rare, white
               leather sofa with intricately carved wooden legs.

               The price tag reads: $24,999



               EXT. HUNTINGTON BEACH HOUSE - SAME

               Rudy takes possession of the home with Carina and Lazlo.  He
               opens the door and Lazlo can't believe his eyes.

                                   LAZLO
                         You really own this?!

                                   RUDY
                         It's all mine, dad.

                                   LAZLO
                         How?

                                   CARINA
                         His boss knows what he's doing.

                                   LAZLO
                         What does your boss have to do with
                         this?

                                   RUDY
                         We get people mortgages, dad. 
                         Don't worry about it.

                                   CARINA
                         Rudy deserves every square foot of
                         this place.  Do you have any idea
                         how hard he's working?

                                   LAZLO
                         A 26 year-old should work hard to
                         own this place!

                                   CARINA
                         This is just the beginning.  Next
                         house is gonna have a beautiful
                         pool.

               Rudy LAUGHS at Carina.

                                   RUDY
                         What, this isn't enough?

               She LAUGHS back, but we can see she's serious.

               Then in BG, we hear someone WHISTLE.  Rudy turns to see a
               furniture store moving truck parked out front.



               INT. HUNTINGTON BEACH HOUSE - MOMENTS LATER

               Rudy, Carina, and Lazlo sit on the only piece of furniture in
               the place: the $25,000 white couch.

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United States Rat Pack
May 2. 2010 14:54
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Nice.  During that montage I imagined "Push it to the Limit" playing.. you know, that song from Scarface after Tony Montana takes over the operation.


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