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          SWEENEY
Nothing here. Is everything all right
over there?

                 DANNY
Everything's fine.

                 SWEENEY
How's it comin'?

          DANNY
I'm doing it right now.

                 CMRIS
Who is it, dude?

          DANNY
         (covering the receiver)
It's Sweeney.

          CHRIS
Who?! Why is he calling here!?  Fuck
you, Sweeney! Asshole!

          JASON
(grabbing the receiver)
Get a fucking job, you reggie!

Danny grabs the receiver back and yells at his friends.

          DANNY
You fuckers are going to get me
booted!
     (into the receiver)
Dr. Sweeney? I'm sorry, man.

          SWEENEY
Just make sure it's on my desk
tomorrow, Danny.

          DANNY
It'll be there, alright!?

                 SWEENEY
It better be.

Sweeney hangs up abruptly. Danny slams the phone on the
hook, gives it TME FINGER, and looks at his friends.

          DANNY
Let's go.

CUT TO:

EXT. CAMMERON'S HOUSE PARTY - NIGHT

A TRUCK sits across the street.

INT. TRUCK - DEREK AND SETH

They sit in the car as a band JAMS from Cam's house.
Shiftless Seth throws on a black CRO-MAG t-shirt and
tosses his work shirt in the back. He wolfs down a
burger as Derek rolls his foot on a basketball on the
floor.

              SETH
You're an idiot if you ask me.

              DEREK
I'm not asking you.

          SETH
What if he writes something stupid and
that nigger turns you in? Jesus. He
didn't testify, Der. They can use
that shit and re-try you.

Derek takes a long stare at Seth, who devourshis burger.

          DEREK
Sweeney's not gonna do anything, Seth.
He helped get me released.

Seth is a pathetic vision to Derek.  Derek stares at him
for several moments.

                 DEREK
I'm out, Seth.

Seth wipes his mouth and casually meets eyes with Derek.

          DEREK
I'm only going to tell you this once
so pay attention. I'm done, Seth. I
don't want you to come near me...near
Dan...I want you to leave my family
alone.

Seth stares and laughs at Derek.

                 SETH
You're serious.

          DEREK
I'm dead fucking serious. No more
phone calls, no more visits, no more
nothing.

Seth doesn't know what to say.

          DEREK
We don't exist as far as you're
concerned, Seth.

          SETH
I can't believe I'm hearing this shit
come out of your mouth.

          DEREK
Believe it, Seth. Believe it. I
spent over three years away from my
family. My family, Seth. For what?

          SETH
For your country, fuckhole, that's
what. I'd do a hundred years before I
felt like that.

Seth gets out, slams the door, and walks to the party.

                       SETH
          You're a motherfucking traitor!

Derek stares out the window and sighs.

EXT. STREET - DEREK'S POV

He watches the house. Suddenly, Danny, Chris and Jason
skate up to the residence and follow Seth inside.

                 DEREK
What the--? Shit.

INT. CAMMERON'S HOUSE - THE FRONT DOOR

CUT TO:

DICK NIXON plays a punk version of WHITE CHRISTMAS as
skins slam dance.

EXT. CAMMERON'S BACK PATIO - A SKINHEAD

His face is tattooed with crow's feet and prison ink.
CASSANDRA, a frail, older, English woman with green hair
and multiple piercings, approaches JASON at the keg.

                 CASSANDRA
You're full of shit!

              JASON
If he ain't here, he's comin'.

INT. HOUSE - MORE SLAMMING

Chris, Danny and Jason pound beer and huck DARTS at a
picture of O.J. SIMPSON. Seth violently slams past the
kids. Derek walks in.

         CHRIS
Yo!  What's up, Fat Seth!?

Seth throws Chris against the wall.

          SETH
I'm not fat, cockwart!  I'm husky!

              CMRIS
Okay! I'm sorry, bro!

                 DANNY
Take it easy, dude!

Seth then grabs Danny hard by the shirt.  Chris and Jason
stare at him like he's gonna hurt him.

                 DANNY
What're you doin'?!

              DEREK
Your brother's a piece of shit!

Seth sees Derek enter and he releases Danny. Seth mixes
into the party and SLAM DANCES into ten other skins.
Danny follows Seth towards the keg.

DEREK'S POV. He analyzes the crowd.  Quickly, Chris
recognizes him.

              CHRIS
Holy shit.  Father Vinyard!?

                 JASON
Son of a bitch.

Derek looks at the two kids.

          JASON
I'm Jason and that's Chris! We're
friends with your brother!

They stick out their hands but Derek prefers to check the
scene.

          CHRIS
You're a fuckin' god, man!

JASON

No shit!

                 DEREK
Do me a favor.  Grab Danny and get
outta here!

The two boys look at each other and LAUGH.

              CHRIS
We just got here, man!

                 DEREK
You what!?

Chris looks at Derek like he's dead.

              DEREK
You don't have any homework?!

              JASON
School doesn't exist anymore, Father.

Derek stares at him, not really knowing what to do.

          CHRIS
I wrote you. Two letters while you
were in there! Did you get them?!

Derek ignores them and weaves his way through the crowd,
causing many an individual to double-take. Chris and
Jason look on in wonderment.

EXT. LARGE, OPEN SHED AREA - A CROWD

TIGHT ON CAMMERON ALEXANDEr. The older, white trash skin
furiously bangs his sticks on the drums to the song.
Cam's hair is still long but now he's got a swastika
between his eyebrows like CHARLES MANSON. He wears TROY
AIKMAN'S DALLAS JERSEY and a BLACK COWBOY HAT.

DEREK'S POV. He pans right to check out the crowd. A
man pisses out the window. Then to a distinct woman.

IT'S STACEY. Her head is now completely SHAVED but she's
still gorgeous as ever. Derek indulges her for a few
moments until he turns and walks away.  He bumps into a
girl and knocks her drink.

                 CASSANDRA
Excuse fuckin' me!

DEREK

Sorry.

She smiles at Derek as the SONG comes to a close.

CASSANDRA

Derek?

          DEREK
Cassandra.

          CASSANDRA
Oh my God! They said you might be
here but I didn't fucking believe 'em!

CURTIS, the M-16 on the side of his head perfectly
intact, walks by Derek. He walks past Derek with his
young son on his shoulders.

          CURTIS
I hope what I heard ain't true, man.
You better hightail it the fuck outta
here if it is.

After a moment, Derek looks away and Curtis heads off.

          CASSANDRA
You gotta chop that mop, Der!

Cassandra lights a brown menthol cigarette.

          CASSANDRA
     (exhaling)
Stacey's meandering around here
somewhere! Have you seen the bitch?!

Derek shakes his head.

              DEREK
The only person I've seen is Seth.

CASSANDRA
Oh God.  I'm sorry.

DEREK'S POV. He sees Cameron puts his arm around her
and kiss her. Cameron sticks his hand down the back of
her pants, smiles, pulls it out, and licks his finger.

Derek watches as Danny delivers a beer to Cammeron.  Ca
puts his arm around Dan and they go into the bedroom.
Stacey looks at Derek and follows them.

                 LIZZY (0. S. )
Are you going in there?

Derek looks down to see Lizzy and Kammi.

          LIZZY
Can you tell Danny that Lizzy's
looking for him?

Derek can only stare at the girl's youth.

INT. LARGE BEDROOM/OFFICE - A SHRINE TO HITLER

DEREM'S PoV. He stands in the doorwell and listens.
White Power paraphernalia cover the walls. Articles,
posters, everything. The room has a bed, a couch, a
glass coffee table and a desk with a computer on it.
Organized stacks of papers, pamphlets and magazines are
strewn throughout the floor. Cameron sips a beer and
talks with Dan. Stacey listens in the background.

              CAMMERON
He won't do anything'drastic I hope.

              DANNY
I gotta do that paper though.

          CAMMERON
I thought you already turned that
fucker in?

          DANNY
My teacher cried to Sweeney, man.
have to do another one.

Cammeron laughs.

 CAMMERON
Oh man.  Fucking Sweeney.

          STACEY
     (chiming in)
Meanwhile, niggers and spics do their
reports on Malcolm X and fucking Fidel
Castro.

Cameron laughs again but then becomes quickly serious.

          CAMMERON
Sweeney's got an agenda, Danny. And
it's all a load of crap. You hear me?
He's all about brainwashing. Don't
get fucking fooled by it.

              DEREK (O.S.)
What the hell are you doing here, Dan?

They all look over.

          CAMMERON
     (smiling)
Hey. I was wondering when he was
going to show his face.

Derek doesn't lift his eyes from Danny.

          DEREK
What did I tell you, Dan?

              DANNY
I had to check it out, Der.  Come on.

                   CAMMERON
          He'll be all right, Derek.

Derek shoots Cameron a look and tries another way.

                   DEREK
          There's a redhead out there looking
          for you. Go talk to her.

Danny gets up and walks out. Cam looks to Stacey.

                       CAMMERON
         You go with.

Derek seizes his brother with the eyes as he exits.  Then
Stacey.

                 STACEY
Welcome back.

He just closes the door on her.  Cammeron looks for his
cigarettes.

          CAMMERON
You made it, man. When I heard they
threw you in General Population I
thought it was curtains.

              DEREK
It wasn't too bad.

          CAMMERON
So what's all this self-righteous,
born-again shit I'm hearing then?

Derek doesn't blink.  Cameron smiles and points to a
chair.

                 CAMMERON
Have a seat, Derek.  Relax.

TIGHT ON CAMMERON. He sparks up a cigi to break Derek's
uncomfortable stare.

              CAMMERON
How was it in there with all those
fuckin' monkeys, man?  You're lucky
they didn't kill you.

          DEREK
I agree.

                 CAMMERON
Who runs the place?  The monkeys or
the wetbacks?

                 DEREK
The Mexicans.

          CAMMERON
It's a fuckin' vacation for them in
there, hunh?

          DEREK
They were really organized. I'll tell
ya...it was impressive. They--

INT. HOUSE BATHROOM - DANNY AND LIZZY

CUT TO:

The two make out. She sits on the sink and wraps her
legs around him. They stop and smile at each other.

                 LIZZY
I like you.

                 DANNY
I like you, too.

CUT TO:

INT. CAMMERON BEDROOM - SAME

Derek and Cam converse over the coffee table.

                 CAMMERON
They're fuckin' peasants, Derek.  All
of them.
         (then)
So what's up, man? I'm hearing a lot
of shit about you.

          DEREK
Be careful with me, Cam. You don't
know what's going on with me.

              CAMMERON
Fuckin' talk to me then. We're family
here. Let's work it out whatever it
is.
                                  
          DEREK
I'm family, Cam? Is that why you came
to see me all the time up there?

Cameron smiles but doesn't know what to say.

          CAMMERON
I had to distance myself from you
after that.

          DEREK
Fuck you, Cameron. You're a fucking
chicken hawk...praying on kids.

              CAMMERON
I don't pray on fucking anyone.

          DEREK
No. You fucking use them.  To filter
your insanity.

Cameron smiles in disbelief.

          CAMMERON
You and Danny are like brothers to me,
Derek. Come on, man.

          DEREK
He's not your brother, Cameron.  All
right? He's my brother.
     (after a beat)
You hear me, Cam?

          CAMMERON
     (exploding)
Fuck you, Derek! Fuck you! Don't
think you can threaten me with this
shit for a fuckin' second! I'm more
important to him now then you ever
were.

Derek EXPLODES. With his feet, he pushes the GLASS
COFFEE TABLE hard into Cammeron's knees. Cam screams in
agony. Derek SLUGS him in the face and Cam RETALIATES
with two of his own. They wrestle around the room and
push their way into the BATHROOM.

INT. TINY BATHROOM - DEREK AND CAM

Derek takes Cam by his long hair and SMASHES his face
into the mirror. IT SHATTERS. Derek follows with a
solid punch to the kidney.

                 DEREK
You gonna listen?!

          CAMMERON
I'm gonna fuckin' kill you.

Derek bangs Cam's face against the mirror ONCE MORE.

          DEREK
Shut the fuck up! You're gonna stay
away! That's what you're gonna do!

Derek rinses Cam's bloody face off by PLUNGING it into
the toilet. He pulls him back up and they face the
mirror.

          DEREK
It's over.

Derek stares at him in silence. CAMMERON RETALIATES. He
forcefully backs Derek into the wall behind him. He
throws two punches at Derek -- one in the stomach and one
to the face that opens his lip. He misses on his third
and Derek gets the upper hand.

BACK TO THE MIRROR. Derek prepares to crash Cam's face
into the shards of glass one last time. The final blow.
As Cam screams, Derek launches him forward then pulls
back at the very last moment. Derek, noticing Cam's
condition, throws him into the tub.

Derek throws him a towel, grabs one for his lip, and
exits.

EXT. SHED AREA - A GROUP OF 20 NAZI'S

They SALUTE the band and chant as they tune up for
another set. The singer inquires about his DRUMMER.
Derek pushes his way through and spills a few beers cn
the way. Cassandra smokes a cigarette with a few random
skins as Derek passes by.

                 RANDOM SKIN
Hey Derek!?

DEREK
What?!

CASSANDRA
(exhaling)
Jesus, Der.  What happened?

CURTIS
(psychotically)
Where's Cammeron, man?!

              DEREK
I haven't seen him.

Cassandra looks at him curiously and then focuses her
attention to the bedroom.

STACEY (O/S)

Hey!

Derek turns around and faces her.

          DEREK
         (pointing his finger)
Stay away from me.

              STACEY
Don't point your fucking finger at me.

              DEREK
I'm serious, Stacey!  Stay away!

She grabs and pulls on his shirt.

          STACEY
What are you gonna do?! Hunh?! Hit
me?! Kick me as I roll on the fuckin'
ground screaming?!
     (then)
That bullshit with Cammeron is
nothing, Derek!

                DEREK
I don't care.

Stacey looks deep into his eyes and can feel it.

          STACEY
Goddamn you, Derek! Those two niggers
deserved what they got. They deserved
to die! And just like Cameron and
Seth and a million others out
there...I'll believe that 'til the day
I fucking die. I will. Nothing will
ever change that either.

Derek breaks from her grasp and walks away.

EXT. PATIO - DEREM'E POV

He looks over to the kegs. Through the sliding glass
window, he sees Seth taking a "tap hit" off the keg. All
the guys in the b.g., INCLUDING DANNY, count and cheer.
Seth sucks the tap while skins count in the background.
Derek walks out and watches Dan pump the keg.

                 ET AL
Forty-five! Forty-six!  Forty-
seven...!

Seth removes his mouth from the tap and belches like a
pig. All the guys laugh.

          SETH
     (grabbing Danny)
Why the fuck did you pump it?! I
coulda gone for a minute at least!

Danny looks over and meets eyes with a bloody Derek.  He
FREEZES while everyone turns to look Derek over.

                 DEREK
Let him go, Seth.

Seth sees blood on Derek's face and shirt and takes a
moment to identify the source. He draws his 9mm Baretta
and points it at Derek's head from four feet away.

                 SETH
Where's Cameron?

Derek stares directly into the BARREL.

          DANNY
(frightened)
Seth, man!? Come on!

Seth puts the gun directly to Derek's cool head.

          SETH
I'd be doing America a great fucking
favor, let me tell you.

                 STACEY
Do it, Seth.

Seth glances at her and Derek quickly GRABS the pistol.
A shot goes off and people hit the deck. Derek wrestles
the pistol away and punches Seth in the STOMACH. Falling
to the ground in pain, Derek cracks him in the face once
more and it's over.

INT. CAM'S BATHROOM - CASSANDRA AND CURTIS

They walk in and look at Cammeron, bleeding in the tub.
Curtis pulls the METAL TOWEL HOLDER off the wall and
storms after Derek. Cassandra laughs.

              CASSANDRA
You got fuckin' guests out there, Cam.

EXT. PATIO - SAME

Derek tosses the gun over the fence and looks to Danny.

          DEREK
Come with me right now.

He looks at his brother. He then sees Curtis and three
other skins come through the house. Derek stares at Dan
and hauls ass down the back alley.

DANNY'S POV. Curtis arrives and tends to Seth rather
than go after Derek. Confused and mildly embarrassed,
Danny bolts back into the house to get his board.

CUT TO:

EXT. VENICE BLVD. - SLEEPING HOMELESS

Danny passes them on his board as he conguers the cracks
in the street at an incredible rate. He turns the tight
corner and cuts off a turning car. The man yells.

Danny spots his brother walking twenty yards up on the
left-hand side of the street and crosses. Approaching
quickly, he skates faster and faster as Derek nears a BUS
STOP BENCH. Hearing the board, Derek turns to face the
clickity clack behind him.

DANNY LUNGES FROM HIS BOARD AND TACKLES DEREE. The two
crash into the street as a car henks from the inside
lane, barely missing the duo. Danny punches his brozher
in the face.

                 DANNY
Fucking asshole!

Derek gets on top of his brother, spots a speeding car
heading right for him, and pulls his brother to the
sidewalk. Just in time.

              DEREK
What the luck are you thinking!?

          DANNY
What are you thinking!? Friends don't
fight friends, Der! They stick
together!

          DEREK
They're not friends, Dan!

              DANNY
What the hell are they then?!

Derek picks his brother up and sits him on a BUS STOP
BENCH.

              DEREK
Just sit there and relax for a second.

          DANNY
I don't wanna relax!  You looked like
an idiot back there!

Derek stares and sits next to him. Cars and homeless
randomly pass in the b.g. Danny looks at his brother,
transfixed in thought.

              DANNY
What's happened to you, Derek?

TIGHT ON DEREK. He looks into his brother's eyes.

DISSOLVE TO BLACKNESS:

INT./EXT. CHINO PRISON - ESTABLISHING SHOTS

FILING OUT OF THE CELL.

The morning drill. His roommate, an old Latino guy,
right behind. Derek's eyes cast among the inmates,
noting everyone and looking for a friendly face. He
notes a familiar tattoo, catches the guy's eye and nods.

WALKING THROUGH THE CAFETERIA.

Derek with his tray. A sea of tables divided by race. He
spots a tiny island of white guys at a distant table. He
looks at STEVIE THE LEADER, but gets a nod from the HUGE
ARYAN next to him. Derek moves to sit with them.

A WIDE SHOT OF THE YARD.

From a distance, he approaches the Aryan corner. They
casually greet each other. Derek then looks over to the
HUGE ARYAN from the cafeteria and to STEVIE MCCORMICK,
the crazy looking leader. Derek walks over and shakes
their hands.

CUT TO:

INT. PRISON LAUNDRY ROOM - MORNING

Derek quietly folds towels with a young, chattering black
man.

          YOUNG MAN
You got lucky, man. I was in the
kitchen for a year before making it in
here. Pots and motherfucking pans...
disgusting beef stroganoff shit...
boiling hot water...fuck that!
     (looking over)
My name's Lamont, man.

Derek doesn't even look at LAMONT.  Stone cold, he
continues folding.

          LAMONT
I got your back. Righteous white
Cracker with attitude. Just like the
Judge who sentenced me, man.

Lamont laughs but then becomes serious.

         LAMONT
If your smart though you'll remember
one thing. You're the nigger in here.
Not me.

CUT TO:

EXT. PRISON YARD - DAY

DEREK'S POV. He sees Stevie McCormick conferring with a
Mexican gang leader.  The Mexican hands Stevie a joint
through a handshake.

Derek turns and talks to two white guys who seem
impressed. Stevie walks up and takes a hit off his
joint.

          STEVIE
I was just talking about you.  You're
Cammeron's boy?

Derek turns and stares at him.

          DEREK
His boy? No, I don't think so, man.
I'm not anybody's boy.

          STEVIE
Well...you know what I mean.

              DEREK
Nooo, I don't know what you mean.

Derek and Stevie lock eyes.  Stevie sneaks a hit and
offers Derek.

              STEVIE
Here, man. Relax and have a hit.

Derek stares at him.

          DEREK
Nooo...how about you getting that
fucking shit awax from me?

Stevie looks at him, ready to kill. The other two can't
believe Derek's gall. Stevie shrugs.

          STEVIE
You got a problem, man?

          DEREK
Excuse me? Do I have a problem? No,
I don't have a problem. Do you have a
problem?

                 STEVIE
No. I don't.

Stevie stares at Derek and walks off. He turns back
again and he and Derek lock eyes. He walks back to his
group.

              DEREK
Who the fuck are you?

Derek turns back to the other two and they are already
walking away. Derek looks at the two and back to Stevie.
Stevie sits with HUGE ARYAN and says something to him.

CUT TO:

INT. PRISON LAUNDRY ROOM - EARLY MORNING
Lamont in mid-conversation.

              LAMONT
But I won't go down on that shit.  No
way, no how.   You ever been with a
soul sister?

Derek looks over and meets his eyes.
Lamont sees this and laughs.

Just for a second.

                   LAMONT
                 Oh shit! Sorry, man! Forgot who the
                 luck I was talking to there for a
                 second.
               (after a beat)
                 Let me ask you this one though cause I
                 don't know the white man's take. You
                 like eating pussy?

Derek can't help but smile.

          LAMONT
Oh man! You sick fucking bastard!
You sick pig!

                 DEREK
And you don't!?  Shut up.

         LAMONT
Man...you don't know shit about the
brothers. We won't go down on that
shit if the bitch was holding a gun to
our fucking head.

Derek laughs and the two continue to converse.

CUT TO:

EXT. PRISON QUAD - DAY

A group of White Aryans are gathered in the yard. Derek
plays basketball with a mixed assemblage, including
Lamont. Derek continues to look over every now and then
at Stevie and his group. Stevie suddenly smiles towards
Derek.

Not understanding what it's all about, Derek turns
'around. Standing there is HUGE ARYAN and his STOCKY
 FRIEND.. They proceed to beat the shit out of Derek right
 in the middle of the court. The players circle as Derek
 rolls on the ground. He gets bombarded with kicks and
 punches, a few even coming from randoms on the court.

CUT TO:

INT. LAUNDRY ROOM - MORNING

A beat-up Derek quietly folds. Lamont stays quiet.  He
glances over but knows Derek isn't in the mood.

CUT TO:

EXT. CAFETERIA - AFTERNOON LUNCH

Derek looks over to the white table and they something
amongst themselves. They break into laughter. Derek
thinks about eating somewhere else, but there's nowhere
to go. He walks BACK over to the white table and looks
at STEVIE.

                 STEVIE
How's your face, man?

Everyone laughs. Derek sits and eats, his tail between
his legs.

                 STEVIE
That'll teach you.  Don't be a prick
to your superiors.

CUT TO:

EXT. NARROW PRISON CORRIDOR - LATE AFTERNOON

Stevie walks by himself and smokes a cigarette. He turns
a corner and standing there waiting for him is DEREK.
Derek stares him down.

                 STEVIE
What do you want?

          DEREK
I'm right here, man. You wanna have
it out with me, let's go. Just me and
you though.

          STEVIE
Man...you are a stupid motherfucker.
You know that? When are you--?

Derek cracks him in the face and Stevie falls to the
ground.

          DEREK
Stupid?! You have anything else to
say, you little pussy! Hunh?!

         STEVIE
Fuck you!

Derek kicks the man a few more times and takes off. A
few black prisoners laugh at Stevie from the PING PONG
TABLE.

CUT TO:

INT. PRISON SHOWER - MORNING

Derek puts his head down under the warm water and closes
his eyes. From out of nowhere, he is slammed out of
frame to the floor. HUGE ARYAN'and his STOCKY BUDDY from
earlier proceed to beat him. Bathers leave and after a
few moments, Stevie's boys drop their TOWELS.

              HUGE ARYAN
Well well well. A virgin.

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. SHOWER - LATER

Derek lies on the tile floor, bloody and beaten.

              HUGE ARYAN
You ain't so tough now, are you?

The two men smile at each other, kick him and exit.
After a few seconds, LAMONT enters with the cart and
picks up dirty towels. He spots Derek laying on the
tile.

                 LAMONT
Motherfucker. What now, man?

He tends to Derek. He picks him up, throws him over his
shoulder, and carries him off.

                   LAMONT
         Shit, holmes.
               (carrying him)
         Hang on to me, man. You're heavy.

INT. PRISON INFIRMARY - EVENING

Derek lies on a table, silent.  A Mexican DOCTOR examines
his ass.

          DOCTOR
Well, you do have some tearing down
here. Christ. Okay. I'm gonna have
to stitch you up so I'll be back.    

The doctor passes Dr. Sweeney on his way out. Derek hears
Sweeney talk to the doctor and turns his head. The two
look at each other for a long moment. Sweeney sits down
next to him and puts his hand on Derek's shoulder. Derek
finally breaks down and sobs.

CUT TO:

INT. HOSPITAL - LATE NIGHT

Sweeney and Derek in mid-conversation.  A small lamp
shines off their faces.

          SWEENEY
Honor and loyalty run thick, Derek.
Not skin color. Skin is thin. I
don't get you, man.  I don't.
         (after a beat)
I got my Doctorate in Education...not
in medicine. But if you think babies
come into this world evil...you're
fucked up, Derek. You're way to smart
to believe that shit.
     (then)
There's nothin' more beautiful Derek,
nothin' more pure, nothin' more
innocent...than a baby.

             DEREK
They killed my father, Sweeney.

          SWEENEY
Jesus Derek. Use that brain God gave
you for chrissake. What are you gonna
do? Seek revenge your whole life and
become a lifer in here. That's what
these guys are like, you wanna be like
them? Fucking little boys in prison?
Think, man. None of your guys back
home give a shit about you.
     (after a beat)
They only care about your brother.
The new blood. And he sure as hell
can't take care of himself like you
could.

Derek looks at the man with regret.

          DEREK
Get me outta here, Sweeney.

Sweeney looks at the young man, heavily weighing his
options. The two lock eyes.

CUT TO:

EXT. PRISON QUAD - DAY

Derek reads by himself on the cement stairs by himself.
A shadow approaches from behind.

              VOICE
How you doin', man?

Derek turns his head and sees LAMONT standing there.

          DEREK
All right.
         (after a beat)
How are you?

          LAMONT
I'm fucking incarcerated, man. With a
bunch of faggots. How you think I'm
doin'?

Derek looks at the young man and can't help but laugh.
Derek slowly gets up and limps past Lamont.

          LAMONT
What are you gonna do, man?

Derek looks at him for a few moments, still shaken.

              DEREK
I'm not going to do anything.

CUT TO:

INT. PRISON VISITING ROOM

He looks through the window at his mother. Together they
pick up the phone.

TIGHT ON DEREK. He can feel her pain more than he can
feel his own. He forces a smile.

DEREK

Hey Mom.

DORIS

Hello.

The two sit there and stare at each other for a few
moments.

          DORIS
Dr. Sweeney called me. He spoke with
a guy on the parole board here.
     (then)
He thinks you might be getting out
soon.

Derek nods and stares at his mother, broken.

              DEREK
How are the others?

          DORIS
Davina's good. UCLA Math major.
     (frustrated)
All three of you have always been so
great in school. I wonder why all
this--

              DEREK
What about Dan, Mom?  How's he?

          DORIS
He's doing the same stuff you were
doing, Derek. Hanging out with
Cammeron, getting into trouble. It
brings back a lot of sad memories.
And I can't do anything...he won't
listen to me. He needs you.

Derek stares at his mother like it's the last thing he
wanted to hear.
                     

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. PRISON CHECK-OUT - DAY

Derek gives back his prison garb. LAMONT APPEARS.
Through the partition we see Derek say goodbye to Lamont:
and walk out to his awaiting family.

DISSOLVE BACK TO:

EXT. STREET - NIGHT - PRESENT

Danny tearfully stares at his brother, speechless.

          DEREK
     (after a long beat)
You're my best friend, Danny. You're
my only friend. And I just want
what's best for you.

The two rub heads as DEREK puts his arm around him.
Danny squeezes back and Derek kisses him on the top of
the head.

                                                  CUT TO:

EXT. APARTMENT BUILDING - THE COPS

Danny skates up to the front gate and looks at them.

                 COP #1
How the hell...?

Derek slaps the roof on the passenger side and scares the
hell out of the officers.

                 COP #2
Son of a bitch.

              DEREK
Pretty shitty assignment you got.

              COP #1
Out of respect for your father.

          DEREK
Oh yeah? What the hell do you know-
about my father?

The two men sit there speechless as Derek walks over to
an awaiting Danny.

INT. VINYARD HOUSEHOLD - A SLEEPING DORIS

She snores on the couch. The clock on the wall reads
eleven as the boys ENTER. Danny goes to his room whale
Derek heads for the girls in the living room. He genzly
shakes Davina.

                 DEREK
Hey. Wake up.

She looks at him, delirious.

DAVINA

What?

                 DEREK
Time for bed.

INT. OPEN BEDROOM - DEREK'S POV

Dan types at the computer as Derek escorts Davina and
Doris to bed.

INT. DAVINA BEDROOM - SAME

Davina plops herself down and falls asleep instantly.

          DORIS
Goodnight.

                 DEREK
Goodnight, Mom.

CUT TO:

INT. BATHROOM - LATE NIGHT

Derek stares at himself in the mirror. A million
thoughts race through his head as computer keys echo in
the b.g. He looks at all of his tattoos and SCARS.

TIGHT ON HIS UPPER BODY. He stares at the SWASTIKA on
his tit. He puts his hand over the tattoo to see what
he looks like without it. He turns on the shower and
gets inside.

129 INT. SHOWER - TIGHT ON DEREE

As he soaps himself down, the soap slips out of his hand
and sits on.the bottom of the tub. He looks at it a long
time before he bends over to pick it up. He immerses his
face into the shower faucet and thinks to himself.

INT. BEDROOM - TIGHT ON DANNY

He sits back down at the computer and looks back at his
brother as he dries off. Danny thinks to himself and
types a sentence.

          DANNY (V/O)
There was only one person who loved
Derek more than me.

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. VINYARD HOUSEHOLD - MORNING - FLASHBACK

The place is immaculate. DENNIS VINYARD, the father of
the household, eats his breakfast in his LA COUNTY
FIREFIGHTER UNIFORM. Vintage fireman material:
muscular, receding hairline, zero facial hair. Handsome.
A pretty and well-dressed Doris SINGS while she scrambles
eight eggs with mushrooms and peppers.

          DANNY (V/O)
That was Dad. They were best friendS.
Fathers and sons are never best
friends...but they were..

YOUNGER DANNY stares at his larger-than-life father with
a cap turned backwards. Doris breaks from song and yells
to the back.

          DORIS
Breakfast!

              DENNIS
Okay! Let's go, Davina! Derek!

              DORIS
So what's this all about, Dennis?

Dennis doesn't hear because his attention is on Danny.
YOUNGER DEREK, donning a flat-top haircut and no tattoos,
walks into the kitchen. The smiling athlete has his
backpack and blue VENICE HIGH gym bag. He drops it all
onto the ground and sits at the table.

                 DENNIS
Good morning.

                 DEREK
Good morning.

Doris sets food in front of her two sons and they both go
to work. Young Danny eats quietly.

              DORIS
What about this gang stuff?

          DENNIS
Jesus Doris...it's not that big of a
deal. All departments have to take a
precaution class on gang patrol today.

          DEREK
What for?

          DENNIS
A guy was shot yesterday in
Inglewood...changin' a valve on a
hydrant. LAPD is worried that more
firefighters will become targets.
That's what this bullshit is about.
     (sipping his coffee)
A good father this guy was though and
now he's in intensive care because of
some goddamn--! They've pretty much
declared war on LAPD and us.

          DORIS
Why you guys though? I can see them
but the fire department?

          DENNIS
They think we would rather let a
building burn down over there than
fight it. So now we got two fights
goin' on at one goddamn time.

Dennis takes a bite of his eggs and explodes.

          DENNIS
         (to the bedroom)
Dayins! Get in here!

              DAVINA (O.S.)
I'm coming right now! Jesus!

          DENNIS
I'll tell you one more thing. This
"affirmative blaction" shit is driving
me up the fucking wall. Firefighters
gettin' 99's on their tests while
rappers who score a goddamn 62 walk
away with the job.

         DANNY
Don't we have to have "affirmative
action?"

              DENNIS
Not when a job requires ability.  No.

          DORIS
A lot of people say otherwise, Danny.
Including me.

          DENNIS
A lot of people don't know shit,
either.

Doris just stares at the back of her husband's head like
she wants to smack it. He turns back and disarms her
with a look.

          DENNIS
If I'm fightin' a brush fire...
surrounded by thousand degree
flames...who would I want watchin' my
back? A guy who scores a 99 or a guy
who scores a sixty?
     (then)
You don't see half the NBA with
whites, gooks and spics.

          DORIS
Nooo...what you don't see are
minorities on the boards of Fortune
500 companies cause whites won't stand
for it.

          DENNIS
Doris! I'm tired of your damn
argument! You sound like an idiot!

          DEREK
Sweeney actually had a pretty good
take on affirmative action the other
day.

          DENNIS
     (smiling)
Really? I didn't know you spoke
"African", Derek? Where'd you learn
that shit? Johannesberg?

Dennis laughs and Derek eventually smiles. Danny looks
at them, not really understanding. Doris stares down
Dennis.

          DORIS
Honey? Please don't speak that way.
They don't--

          DENNIS
How am I speaking, Doris!? Hunh?!
I'm speakin' fineP
     (quickly to Derek)
Hey. Don't let that him confuse you
over there, Derek. Look at me. This
shit he's pulling is a load of crap.
Hey. Look at me, Derek. I mean it.
If we keep givin' niggers everything,
there'll be nothing left for us.

Derek and Danny stare at their father, not knowing how to
react.

          DORIS
You can be a stupid son of a bitch
sometimes.

              DENNIS
And then we have naive fools like her.

          DORIS
I really hate you with a passion some
times.

An upset Doris exits the room past YOUNG DAVINA.  Dennis
looks to Derek.

              DENNIS
You know what I mean though, right?

        DEREK
(nodding)

Yeah.

          DAVINA
         (to the family)
Good morning.

She sits.

Her lips glare excessively this morning.

          DENNIS
Well...good morning, Miss Monroe!
     (smiling)
Look at you. You look like a star.

          DEREK
I like that color, Davina.

DAVINA
Thanks
                 DENNIS
You did like it.

Dennis reaches over and wipes it off with his napkin.

                   DAVINA
              (whining)
         Come on, Dad.

          DENNIS
Yeah. Well you're lucky I'm letting
you wear that crap on your eyes. I
love you but you're too young.

                 DAVINA
That sucks, man.

          DENNIS
It totally sucks. And we all
sympathize with you, too.

Everyone laughs but Dan, still shaken over his mother.

          DENNIS
         (Shifting to Danny)
You got practice today?

Danny shakes his head no.

                 DANNY
Coach's sick.

              DENNIS
You wanna go to Der's game with me?

DANNY

Sure.

          DENNIS
     (quickly to Derek}
Santa Monica High tonight, right?

DEREK

Yep.

          DENNIS
Perfect.
     (to Danny)
Ben'll whip us up a couple of double
deckers and we'll head over.

        DANNY
(smiling)

Okay.

Dennis smiles, reaches over with a fatherly hand, and
messes up his hair.

BACK QUICKLY TO:

INT. BEDROOM - DANNY - PRESENT

He stops typing and almost cries. He leans back in his
chair and and stares himself in the side mirror. He
feels his bald head, almost exploring.

CUT TO:

EXT. BEN'S BURGER SHOP - LATE NIGHT

A white homeless man in an ARMY JACKET sits outside
begging for change. Seth and Cameron, both beat-up,
drunk and bloody, stare at the man.

          HOMELESS MAN
Spare change for a cheeseburger?

              SETH
Get a job and buy one why don't you.

                 HOMELESS MAN
God bless you.

          SETH
Fuck you.

Seth stumbles into the shop.  Cam stares at the homeless
man, psychotically.

                 HOMELESS MAN
Fifty cents is all I ask.
Vietnam, man.

I was in

          CAMMERON
Really? So you've had what? Thirty
years to get your shit together?

          HOMELESS MAN
All I want is something to eat.

          CAMMERON
There are plenty of fuckin'
dishwashing jobs out there, Vietnam
boy. Go get yourself one.

In the background, BEN THE OWNER and Seth shake hands.

                 HOMELESS MAN
Did I do something?

          CAMMERON
You're a disgrace to the white race.
If Adolf Hitler was alive...God bless
his soul...he would have you shot.

          HOMELESS MAN
Fuck you then. Now and forever.  Fuck
you.

Cameron knees the weaker man square in the face. The
man slopes down to his side, unconscious. As an
afterthought, Cameron kicks him several more times.

                 CAMMERON
Noooo. Fuck you.

QUICKLY TO ACROSS THE STREET. Little Henry and two of
his friends watch Cammeron's brutality from their bikes.
They turn in the opposite direction and hurry off.

INT. BURGER SHOP - CAMHERON AND SETH

CUT TO:

Seth eats a burger and chili fries at the same time.
Cameron smokes across from him and watches Seth eat like
a pig. He takes a look at the homeless man outside who
still lays motionless. Cam feels his BANDAGED FACE.

              CAMMERON
I think I need to go to the hospital.

                 SETH
Seriously?

          CAMMERON
I don't know. I think so.

                 SETH
Where's Stacey?

                 CAMMERON
Who gives a fuck?

Seth takes a bite and chews.

               SETH
Derek's a fuckin' traitor pussy.

         CAMMERON
Well...we might be pussies too if we
got treated the way he did.

                 SETH
What do you mean?

          CAMMERON
Stevie McCormick called...old school
Venice bro. He's at Chino...doin'
life. He hated Derek.
     (exhaling)
Said he was a fucking blow-up doll in
there.

          SETH
         (overwhelmed)
Fucking A.

Seth continues to eat.  Cammeron looks out the window and
hates what he sees.

              CAMMERON
Oh Christ. You gotta be kidding me?

SETH

What?

CAMMERON'S POV. A large, mature and sharp-looking BLACK
MAN helps A BEAUTIFUL BLOND out of a RED BMW. THEY KISS.
Cammeron is at a loss for words. Cam puts out his
cigarette as the couple ENTERS.

          CAMMERON
     (looking at the two)
Is there anything sacred in this
country anymore? Jesus Christ. Hey.
Stop feeding your face for a second
and look behind you.

Seth turns his head and stares at the interracial couple.
He turns back to Cam and sings a verse from the famous
atevie Wonder song, EBONY AND IVORY. Cameron laughs.
The black man turns and looks at the two.

          CAMMERON
Can we help you with something? Do
you have any questions about the menu?

                 BLACK MAN
No questions.

          CAMMERON
I recommend either the "Big Ben
Burger" or the "Chicken Taco Special."
Ben'll replace the dark meat with the
white meat if you ask nicely.

          BLACK MAN
     (fed up)
What's your problem, pal?

          CAMMERON
I ain't your fucking pal first of all.
Secondly...I don't have problems.
People who luck with me have problems.

              WHITE GIRL
Come on. Let's get out of here.

          CAMMERON
Hey! What a great idea! You got a
clever little whatever it is there.
I'd listen to it if I were you.

                 BLACK MAN
You're not me.

          CAMHERON
     (smiling)
And I thank God Almighty every day for
that, believe me.

                 SETH
Excuse me? Tyrone?

          BLACK MAN
My name's not Tyrone either.

SETH
Whatever.  Why can't you stick to your
own race?

          WHITE GIRL
     (disgusted)
Jesus Christ! Where do you assholes
come from?!

          CAMMERON
What the luck difference does it make
where we come from, bitch? I'm from a
place called America. A place that
used to be a nice place to live before
it became fuckin' Africa-America.

               BLACK MAN
You ignorant mother--

Seth quickly gets out of his chair and makes his gun
totally visible to the couple.

          SETH
You got a fuckin' death wish, asshole?
Do you? Make your move now if you do.
If you don't...get the luck out of my
sight. Cause I'm real close to
shoving my piece up your girlfriend's
stinky pussy.

The black man stares at the gun sticking out of Seth's
belly. He grabs his girlfriend and walks out of the
joint. Seth sits back down and the two laugh. Cameron
looks over at Ben and raises his hands in the air.

          CAMMERON
     (smiling)
Everything's hunky dory, Ben!  No
problemo. Only us white folk.

CUT TO:

INT. BEDROOM - A DIGITAL CLOCK

It reads 2:36 a.m. Shiftless Derek lifts a sleeping
Danny off the computer keyboard. He helps him into the
bottom bunk, tucks him in, and watches him snooze.

             DEREK
     (softly)
Did you "save" it?

An asleep Danny nods. Derek slowly walks back into the
bathroom to grab his towel off the floor. He looks at
his SWASTIKA TAT in the mirror and sighs to himself. He
turns off the light and exits.

CUT TO:

INT. BURGER JOINT - SETH AND CAMMERON

Seth finishes his display of gluttony.

          CAMMERON
It wouldn't irritate me so much if the
ratio was a little more even.

                 SETH
What's that?

         CAMMERON
       (going mad)
Ebony and Ivory back there! Almost
all of those orange kid relationships
are black man and white women and I'm
fucking sick of seein' it! I wouldn't
mind so much if it were more even.

                 SETH
Huge dicks, Cam.  That's all it is.

          CAMMERON
I used to think that too but...it's
gotta be more, man. It has to be more
than the fact they they carry a big
load. Chicks aren't that shallow, are
they? It's politically correct...
that's what it is. White
women...bein' seen with the
coloreds...it's great for their image.
Bitches today want to be known as
bein' fuckin' color blind.

              SETH
They get off on it.

              CAMMERON
And you can't really blame Tyrone.

                 SETH
Why the fuck not?

          CAMMERON
Well...how'd you like to drag around
some fat fly girl? I wouldn't.

          SETH
No shit.
     (imitating)
Oh go girlfriend! Don't be puttin' up
wid dat, girl! Oh stop girl!

Seth and Cammeron laugh and head outside--leaving a mess
on the table.

EXT. ACROSS THE STREET - THE CHEROKEE FROM EARLIER

The white vehicle gets passed by cars left and right.

INT. CHEROKEE - HENRY'S POV

Henry sits up front with JEROME, nervous and scared.  The
three thugs in back lock and load.