The Genesis Spore

Original Screenplay by

Rob Perry

Part 2


Copyright 1994 - 1997 by Rob Perry and NorthStarr Productions
All Rights Reserved



							
	EXT.	DUBLIN IRELAND                             DAY

	EXT.	THE IRISH REPUBLICAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS        

	INT.	IRA OPERATIONS CENTER

	PADDY O' GRADY a very large man in his mid-fifties with a
	a heavy Irish accent is sitting at a table with other members 
	of his militia.
	
					O' GRADY
				(smiling)    
			Thanks for coming in on such 
			a short notice. We have a 
			guest speaker tonight.
			I think you all have heard 
			of RED O'HARE. He's one of 
			the most famous Mercenary's
			of all time. Stand up and 
			take a bow, Red.

	A large man stands up and waves his arms, he's about
	sixty with a crew cut and desert storm fatigues.

					O' GRADY
			Red knows what cause we're
			all fighting for and he'll
			address that tonight.  With
			no further ado, Red O'Hare!

					O'HARE
			Men, I've been fighting somebody's
			else's war all my life. And now for
			the first time I will fight a war
			for what I believe in. First the 
			escapades of the English is to
			the point now, where if Royal family 
			gives them the power they're looking
			for we're all going to end up in
			jail. The MI5 has been doing
			everything it can to justify it's 
			existence. The disaster at Glasgow 
			has prompted an investigation to
			see if their duties can be taken
			over by the Army, basically they 
			don't trust them anymore. 
					
					O' GRADY
			Give them hell Red!
	
					O'HARE
			I don't know what you've heard
			on TV or in your newspapers but
			the explosion at Glasgow Scotland
			was done by MI5, not Timothy
			McWhitter.  They set him up just
			like they set up all the others.
			MI5 had been monitoring all the
			actions of the IRA suspects and
			they knew right up to the minute,
			the bombing was going to happen.
			Don't you see, they wanted it to happen!

	The crowd starts to get very unruly and O' grady stands up
	and waves his arms.

					O' GRADY
			Calm down boys, calm down.
			Let the man speak.

					O'HARE
			This isn't the first time MI5 and 
			the Special Air Service (SAS) have
			done something like this. In the 
			sixties they had Ian O'Malley
			set up, in the seventies it was 
			the attempt to start a war between
			the north and south Ireland. They
			caused the PAKI bashing in Gloucster
			and the riots in London. 

	The men are standing up applauding the speaker and 
	O' grady stands up again and try's to calm everyone
	down.

					O' GRADY
			If you want to hear more, calm 
			down!

					O'HARE
			You say what can we do?., I'll
			tell you what we can do, we
			can fight like hell!

	Everyone stands up and applauds, O' grady tries to calm 
	them down again with arm motions.

					O'HARE
			As we speak, we're negotiating with
			an arms dealer to buy several thousand
			Chinese MAK 90 assault rifles. Here's
			another example of the MI5 and their 
			political affiliations. They stopped
			the Importation of the Chinese AK47,
			but the Chinese government complained 
			to the Prime Minister that they had 
			opened factories and if they couldn't 
			sell the rifles to the United Kingdom 
			they were going to sell them to chief
			buyers in the middle east. So the
			PM told them to remove the bayonet
			mount and market them with a "key hole" 
			stock as a sporting rifle, and guess what,
			they are now selling like hot cakes in the
			United Kingdom.  But the pipeline is filling
			up and right now we can get them for a unit
			price of one hundred dollars if we buy a
			minimum of five thousand. Remember this is					still an AK47, that shoots a thirty caliber
			Russian short, that has the capacity to fire
			with thirty round clips we can buy for five
			dollars each. Ammo that we can buy for a 
			nickel each and in ten minutes our own 
			armorers can make these baby's full
			automatic. We need about a million dollars
			to buy the guns, clips and ammo and the 
			parts to make them full auto. Paddy will tell
			you how we will get the million. Paddy.
			
					O' GRADY
			Men, we've made some friends down in 
			South America.  They're members of the 
			Cali Cartel. I know what your going to
			say, but ..... it's a means to an end.
			We have made arrangements to buy one-
			hundred Kilos of pure Cali cocaine.
			Once sold we'll clear about a million.
					
					O'HARE
			We do have a small problem.  The
			person that was going to sell the
			merchandise for us has SAS and MI5 
			watching him, so now we can't use 
			him.

					O' GRADY
			This is where Red is going to do 
			us a favor.

					O'HARE
			We have a man with the right
			connections that will dispose
			of the product, so we can get
			our million profit and of course
			the arms! But, we have to do
			him a favor first. We have to
			cap his partner. Any volunteers?

	A small man stands up and directs a question to the
	speaker.

					SMALL MAN
			I'm LIAM O'SHEA from Dublin. I was
			a Mercenary in Rhodesia but with
			the current truce going, ....I'm
			out of work. How much if I cap him?
					
					O' GRADY
			Ten thousand now and another ten  
			when it's done.

					O'SHEA
			I will do it, but I want all the
			money up front now!

	O'Hare looks at O' grady for some kind of an ok.

					O' GRADY
			I want it done this weekend, and yes
			you will get the money up front.
				(taking an envelope
				 out of his jacket)
			Here's all the details on who,
			where and when. You will get
			the money on Friday night. Any
			questions?

					O'SHEA
			None.  Consider it done.
					
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	INT.	IRA OPERATIONS CENTER

	Paddy O' grady is in a deep discussion with JAKE WEISS
	a young man in his thirties, tall wearing a crew cut and desert
	 storm fatigues. He's the organizations executiveofficer.
	
					O' GRADY
				(smiling)    
			What did you find out about  
			the items we ordered?

	Weiss takes a folder out of his attaché case and removes
	a paper.
	
					WEISS
	        		I have an operative in Zaire 
			who is a research MD and is 
			getting all the virus we need.

					O' GRADY
			Is the price the same?

					WEISS
			Yes, twenty-five thousand 
			for the EBOLA ZAIRE VIRUS,
			twenty for the EBOLA SUDAN 
			VIRUS and twenty for the
			MARBURG VIRUS.

					O' GRADY
			Are you sure the biologist we
			hired knows how to handle it?

					WEISS
			He used to work for the CDC
			in Atlanta. He's worked with
			Hot Viruses all his life. The
			last year at CDC he was working 
			with the deadliest of all the
			EBOLAS, the MAYINGA STRAIN.

					O' GRADY
			Why do we need so many different
			strains?

					WEISS
			Confusion.  The WHO will go crazy
			trying to identify it while most
			of the damage will already be done.

					O' GRADY
			WHO is the WORLD HEALTH 
			ORGANIZATION? 

					WEISS
			Yes. They are like the American CDC.

					O' GRADY
			So how long after the exposure
			will the person live?

					WEISS
			About a week, why?

					O' GRADY
			So if we get all of the Ebola strains
			on the floor of parliament, most of them
			will be gone in a week?

					WEISS
			Pretty much.

					O' GRADY
			Be gentle with the Royal Family.

					WEISS
				(happy)
			No problem.

					O' GRADY
			It will be a new beginning for
			the English people, no leaders
			for a change! 

					WEISS
			This is a lot to do before
			the Queen mothers birthday!

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	EXT.	ZAIRE AFRICA - EBOLA RIVER                 DAY

	EXT.	BANTU VALLEY                                  

	INT.	PORTABLE LAB IN FIELD TENT     

	Gauthier and Duvall are cataloging all their Ebola Samples
	contained in about fifty small bottles. The bottles are being 
	removed from the field dry ice freezer.
		
					GAUTHIER
				(smiling)    
			Be very careful Jean Luc, we now 
			have enough Ebola to kill most of
			the people in the UK!
			
	As Gauthier starts to place a gummed label on one of the small
	specimen bottles he accidentally squeezes too hard and the glass
	bottle breaks in his hand.  A small piece of glass cuts through 
	his latex glove and he jumps up.
		
					GAUTHIER
				(screaming to Jean Luc)
			Jean Luc, get the EnviroChem
			so I can rinse off my finger!
			
					DUVALL 
				(shocked)
			Oh my god Claude what have you done?
						
					GAUTHIER
				(shaking)
			I'm just a careless old fool!
			
					DUVALL
				(crying)
			Your going to die!   

					GAUTHIER
			This flask was still frozen
			so maybe the Ebola is not
			lethal.
			
					DUVALL   
			All the years that you worked for 
			the CDC, and now in the middle of
			nowhere, this happens!
												
					GAUTHIER
				(squeezing his finger
				 at the knuckle)
			Quickly, quickly get the bone cutter
			and take my finger off at the knuckle!

					DUVALL
				(in shock)
			I don't think I can do it!

					GAUTHIER
			You must Jean Luc you must, or I
			shall surely die! You must cut
			it off before the warm blood
			can melt the ice off the Ebola
			Virus and activate it!

	Duvall grabs the bone cutter out of the medical bag and dips it in the 
	EnviroChem disinfectant and places the jaws over Gauthier's finger, 
	yells an cuts!
											
					DUVALL 
				(yelling)
			It's off Claude it's off, stick your
			hand in the disinfectant then place it
			on some dry ice. I will pack your finger
			in some dry ice so they can sew it back
			on!
			
					GAUTHIER
			I had a Belgian friend who had me cut  
			off his arm when he had a similar 
			accident.
												
					DUVALL
				(shaking)
			Did he die?                     

					GAUTHIER
			No he lived, but a year later he    
			was in the Belgian Congo rain
			forest near Kinsasha and was
			killed by the dart from a Pigmy. 

					DUVALL   
			Claude, get in the Land Rover
			and I'll take you to the Hospital!
			
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	EXT.	ZAIRE AFRICA - EBOLA RIVER            FRIDAY     DAY

	EXT.	BANTU VALLEY                            

	EXT.	SHORT AIRSTRIP IN MEADOW

	Gauthier and his assistant Duvall are sitting on their safari chairs waiting for
	 the STOL aircraft that's picking them up. Claude is holding a large canister 
	painted all white with the "Hot Agent" symbol on it.
	
					GAUTHIER
				(smiling)    
			Well Jean Luc, it wont be long 
			now.
									
					DUVALL   
			I can't wait to go to St. Tropez.
			
					GAUTHIER
			Oh yes your little honey is 
			waiting for you.

					DUVALL
			What about you?     

					GAUTHIER
			The "Doomsday Bug" is waiting
			for me!

					DUVALL   
			I think your in love with Ebola,
			and other bugs!
					
	Jean Luc wipes his brow and looks up shading 
	his eyes.

					DUVALL   
			Here comes our plane.

					GAUTHIER
			It's about time.

					DUVALL
			Claude, do you think someday you
			and I will die from Ebola?

					GAUTHIER
			Who knows, ..... who knows!
												
					DUVALL   
			We should be back in Bumba in
			about an hour.
					GAUTHIER
			Ok. Jean Luc get your gear, here
			they come.

	A STOL type aircraft makes a low pass and lands in the dirt strip. 
	The pilot taxis the plane up to where Gauthier and Duvall are waiting. 
	The pilot shuts down the engine and gets out of the plane.
						
					DUVALL 
				(shouting)  
			Rene, it's good to see you!

					RENE
				(shaking Gauthier hand)
			Claude, your a sight for sore
			eyes.

					DUVALL   
			Rene, why did you shut down the
			engine, were ready to go.
						
	The pilot Rene takes a nine millimeter pistol out of his
	jacket pocket and aims it at the two men.
						
					GAUTHIER
				(shocked)
			What the hells going on? 

					RENE
			Give me the hot agent carrier.

					GAUTHIER
			No way, no way, we risked our 
			lives for this and no way are
			you going to get it!
				(Gauthier lunges at Rene)
			Give me that pistol.

	Rene hits Gauthier with the pistol and he goes down.
	He quickly points it at Jean Luc.

					RENE
			Do you want some too?

					DUVALL
			Here, take your bugs!
		
					RENE
				(takes the Hot carrier
				 out of Jean Luc's hand)
			Tell me why I should let you live?

			
					DUVALL  
			How can you do this to us after
			the risks we took to get you the
			bugs! Claude lost his finger too!

	The pilot looks at Gauthier's finger and notices its 
	missing, but also notices a green mold growing on his 
	hand.
				
					DUVALL 
				(shaking him)     
			Claude, Claude ......

	CLOSE ON RENE

					RENE
				(looking at Claude's hand
				 then at Jean Luc)
			What the hell is this?

					DUVALL
				(registering terror)
			Oh my god Claude has caught
			something from his wound!
					
					RENE
				(yelling)
			You two are infected, this was
			not part of the deal. I'm out
			of here, good luck and good bye!

	The pilot gets in the plane starts it up, taxis,
	runs up the engine and takes off.
		
					DUVALL 
				(bleeding from a 
				 gash on his head)
			Claude, Claude ......

	Duvall shakes Gauthier and realizes he's has a bad head wound.
						
					DUVALL 
				(crying)     
			Claude, Claude ......Rene will
			pay for this, I promise you!

	As the camera pulls away, two men are seen lying in the
	meadow.

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	EXT.	DUBLIN IRELAND                             DAY

	EXT.	THE IRISH REPUBLICAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS        

	INT.	IRA OPERATIONS CENTER

	O' grady is having a meeting with Jake Weiss and some of 
	his men.
	
					O' GRADY
				(smiling)    
			I hear you received a very important
			fax this morning.

	Weiss takes a FAX out of his jacket pocket and hands it
	to O' grady.

					O' GRADY
				(reading FAX)
			"Have Zaire, Sudan and 
			 Marburg but Claude and
			 and Jean Luc are infected!
			 Rene".
						
					WEISS
	          		I have Red O'Hare in Zaire who 
			is flying the specimens to
			Ireland this evening.
			
					O' GRADY 
			What is the E.T.A.?

					WEISS
			0600. Why?  
 
					O'HARE   
			Are you sure we've taken every
			precaution?
		
					WEISS
			Yes we have. I'll personally pick 
			up the specimens at the airport.
			
					O' GRADY
			I received a call from LIAM
			and he's had to go back to 
			Cork on an emergency, so
			we need someone to pick up
			the contract.
		
					WEISS
			No problem, consider it done.

					O' GRADY
			So who can we get to do him?
			
					WEISS
			I'll do him myself.

					O' GRADY 
			Good, I don't want any loose
			ends!

					WEISS
				(smiling)
			You want me to do him fast or 
			slow?

					O' GRADY
			Your a sick man Mr. Weiss.

					WEISS
			There are few things in life I get
			pleasure from, killing is one!
			I will do him tonight!
			

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	EXT.	KAMUKO FIELD  -  ZAIRE AFRICA        0600
	
	EXT.	EAST SIDE OF AIRPORT   TARMAC                 

	A white Lear Jet is seen with engines running when a van
 	pulls up and Red O'Hare gets out holding a white Bio Carrier.
	
					O'HARE
				(yelling to pilot above
				 the sound of the jet
				 engines)    
			I have what we need , lets go, we
			have to be in Dublin in four hours!

					PILOT 
			Stow the stuff and let's get
			going.
			
					O'HARE
			I'm ready, did you have any problems?
					PILOT 
			I thought we were being followed
			but I guess we are just paranoid.

	Several vehicles are seen with red light flashing
 	approaching the Lear Jet, they're at least a half 
	mile away.

					O'HARE
			Lets get the hell out of here!

	They both jump in the plane and the door closes. In less
	then a minute the jet taxis to the end of the runway and  
	starts it's takeoff run. As the oncoming vehicles 
	approach at a high rate of speed the jet is speeding down 
	the runway and lifts off and is airborne.

					O'HARE
			Who the hell was that! 	
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	EXT.	O'SHANTER FIELD DUBLIN IRELAND        0600

	EXT.	EXECUTIVE SECTION      TARMAC                 

	A white Lear Jet has just taxied up to the large private
	hanger.  The door opens and Red O'Hare gets out with
	his package.
	
					O'HARE
				(Shouting to someone in 
				 the hanger)    
			I have your package, hurry, we have
			to get back. We have other problems!
			
					MAN IN HANGER
				(reaching out and grabbing
				 the package)
			Ok Red, I have it, tell O' grady
			everything is going as planned.
			
					O'HARE
			Ok, don't screw up or your dead!
			
					PILOT
				(Shouting from plane)
			Come on Red, let's go!
								
	In just minutes the Lear Jet taxis to the end of the
 	runway and gets clearance for takeoff.  The Jet is seen
	speeding down the runway and lifts off and is airborne.

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	INT.	LEAR JET CABIN   
             
	Red O'Hare is sitting in the co-pilots seat, looking down
	at the airport.

					O'HARE
			Long Live The Queen!

					PILOT
				(curious)
			What was in that package, drugs?

					O'HARE
			You really don't want to know.

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	EXT.	BATH ENGLAND                               DAY

	EXT.	THE IRISH REPUBLICAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS        

	INT.	IRA OPERATIONS CENTER (ENGLAND)

	A large man in his late fifties is sitting in a leather chair
	shouting to someone on the phone.
	
					TALL MAN
				(upset)    
			O' grady, this is Ed Morton
			from BATH ENGLAND.
					
					O' GRADY  (V.O.)
			Hi Ed, how are you!
		
					Morton
			What the hells going on, I was just
			told by someone that you have a big
			operation going in London, is that
			true?
			
					O' GRADY  (V.O.)
			I really can't talk about it right
			now.

					MORTON
			I don't know what your up to
			but whatever it is, if it brings
			heat on us, were coming after
			you!
			
					O' GRADY  (V.O.)
			Is that a threat?
			
					MORTON
			You bet your sweet ass it is!

					O' GRADY   (V.O.)
				(upset)    
			Ed, I have a special gift for the
			Queen Mother on her birthday!

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	EXT.	DUBLIN IRELAND                             DAY

	EXT.	THE IRISH REPUBLICAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS        

	INT.	IRA OPERATIONS CENTER

					O' GRADY
				(upset, with his voice
				 breaking up)
			I'm getting rid of all of Royal family!
					MORTON
			How, by voting them out!

					O' GRADY
				(Delighted)
			They will all be dead by the
			Queen Mothers Birthday!
			
					MORTON
			You're insane ......what the
			hells wrong with you?

					O' GRADY
			I'm sick and tired of my people
			in Ireland being second class 
			citizens!
			
					MORTON
			How are you doing it?

					O' GRADY
			Bugs! We'll place bugs in their
			water supply and they will all die!

					MORTON
			What kind of bugs?

					O' GRADY
			I can't tell you.

					MORTON
			What do you think I'm going to do
			call the Queen Mother?

					O' GRADY
			Ebola!

					MORTON
			Ebola, you crazy son of a bitch,
			you could end up killing all the
			people in England! How would
			you like it if we came over to
			your back yard and did this kind
			of bullshit!
			
					
	O' grady slams down the phone and walks out of the room.

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	EXT.	KENYA AFRICA - MT. ELGON  -  DAY - HEAVY RAIN

	EXT.	KITUM CAVE                                    

	INT.	PORTABLE LAB IN BRIGHT ORANGE BIO-FIELD TENT     

	Claude and Jean Luc are watching the rain from the 
	edge of the Cave. 
	
					GAUTHIER
				(smiling)    
			Thank god we're still alive.

	As Gauthier starts to take off the bandage from his hand
	he notices his hand is turning green.
		
					GAUTHIER
			Jean Luc, take a specimen from
			my arm and analyze it and see
			what it is. I think it's just
			jungle rot!
			
					DUVALL   
			What strain of Ebola broke in your
			hand?
						
					GAUTHIER
			It wasn't cataloged, it was just 
			an unknown virus.
			
					DUVALL
			Why did you say it was Ebola?

					GAUTHIER
			I don't know!

					DUVALL   
			All the years that you worked
 			for the CDC, now this.
					
	Jean Luc takes a specimen of the green mold and places it on a slide.
	He looks at it under his microscope and shakes his head.

					GAUTHIER
			Well, what is it Jean Luc?
			
					DUVALL   
			What ever it is, it's alien to
			this world!

					GAUTHIER
			I don't understand, alien to this
			world?
						
					DUVALL   
			It's not anything that I have ever 
			seen in the field or textbooks.
				
					GAUTHIER
			My Belgian friend working with the
			(WHO) in Zaire said one of the senior
			scientist claimed to have found an
			alien spore in an ancient cave.			
									
					DUVALL   
			Was it Kitum cave?

					GAUTHIER
			I'm not sure.

					DUVALL   
			Claude, you don't lie very well.
			
	Gauthier looks at his arm and picks at the green mold.
						
					GAUTHIER
			Your right Jean Luc, I have
			great difficulty lying.
			
					DUVALL 
				(upset)
			Claude, what were you trying to
			do?
				
					GAUTHIER
			The Alien spore was lost in a lab
			somewhere in Europe and Science
			had a need for more samples.
			
					DUVALL
			Oh I see, you cut a deal with a
			third party, a party unknown to me.

					GAUTHIER
			Yes, I thought if I told you, we
			would have other problems.

					DUVALL
				(questioning)
			Who is the buyer?

					GAUTHIER
				(feeling uncomfortable)
			A middle east buyer, that's all
			I can tell you.

					DUVALL
			What are the properties of this 
			alien spore, and is it toxic?
								
					GAUTHIER
			One day when you were resting, I  
			Collected several samples of the
			spore and hid them from you.

					DUVALL
			Why, I don't understand, what is
			so special about this spore, and 
			is it toxic.

					GAUTHIER
			Dr. RUSS ZUCCO determined this was
			the Genesis spore, we have searched
			for since day one.
				(he places the bandage back
				 on his hand)
			
					DUVALL
				(questioning)
			The Genesis spore?

					GAUTHIER
			An Ancient Spore that's capable of
			creating life!

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	EXT.	ZAIRE  - EBOLA RIVER                DAY

	EXT.	CITY OF YAMBUKO                               

	EXT.	YAMBUKO AIRPORT

	ZIRO SHARIF and URI LENSI are boarding a small STOL type
	aircraft, bound for Kitum cave. The are both from the 
	middle east and are in their mid-thirties.
		
					LENSI
				(smiling)    
			Well my friend, we are on our 
			way to collect our find of 
			the century!
											
					SHARIF   
			You know Uri, the world will 
			be ours for the asking.
			
					LENSI
			Oh you can bet on that.
			
					SHARIF
			How much of a deposit did you
			get from him?

					LENSI
			Two hundred thousand American!
			
	The Belgian pilot motions to them that's it time to board
	the small aircraft.      

					SHARIF   
			It's time to go and find Claude.

					LENSI
			He better have it or I will execute
			him on the spot!

					SHARIF
			I will help you my friend.

					LENSI
			This spore is priceless!

					SHARIF
			Just think, creating a human
			anytime, anywhere!

							
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	EXT.	ZAIRE AFRICA - EBOLA RIVER                 DAY

	EXT.	BANTU VALLEY                                  

	INT.	PORTABLE LAB IN FIELD TENT     

	Gauthier is resting in the hot noon day sun and Duvall
	is reading notes about the Genesis Spore given
	to him by Gauthier. 
			
					GAUTHIER
				(smiling)    
			Be very careful Jean Luc, we now 
			have the power of creation in our
			hands!
			
	As Gauthier starts to grab a fresh bottle of water in the small field
	refrigerator. His wounded hand has a spasm and
	he drops the small plastic bottle of Evian. Duvall picks
	up the small bottle and hands it to him. The green mold
	has now spread to his elbow.
			
					GAUTHIER
				(screaming to Jean Luc)
			Oh ..... the pain is getting 
			worse and the Morphine shot
			you gave me just isn't working
			anymore!

					DUVALL 
			What can I do?

					GAUTHIER
				(squeezing his arm
				 at the elbow)
			Quickly, quickly get the bone cutter
			and take my forearm off near the elbow!

					DUVALL
				(in shock)
			I don't think I can do it!

					GAUTHIER
			You must Jean Luc you must, or I
			shall surely die! You must cut
			it off before the infection spreads
			to the rest of my body!

	Duvall grabs the bone cutter out of the medical bag and dips it in 
	the EnviroChem disinfectant and places the jaws just below the
	elbow an cuts!

								
					DUVALL 
				(yelling)
			It's off Claude it's off,  I will cauterize
			it so you wont bleed to death!
												
					DUVALL
				(shaking)
			Please don't die Claude!                     

					GAUTHIER
			No I'm too old, too ornery and mean 
			to die.  
			
					DUVALL   
			Claude, the notes say creating a clone 
			of a human could be possible with 
			more research.

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	EXT.	ZAIRE AFRICA - EBOLA RIVER            FRIDAY     DAY

	EXT.	BANTU VALLEY                            

	EXT.	SHORT AIRSTRIP IN MEADOW

	A STOL type aircraft makes a low pass and lands in the dirt strip.  
	The pilot taxis the plane and the two men from the middle east get out.
						
					SHARIF 
				(shouting at the pilot)
			Come back tomorrow, at this same
			time.

	The pilot taxis, runs up the engine and takes off.

					LENSI
				(smiling)    
			Well my friend, how far to Kitum 
			cave from here?

					SHARIF   
			It's about five miles from here.
			Let's gather our supplies and be
			on our way!
			
					LENSI
			Oh you can bet on that.

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	EXT.	ZAIRE AFRICA - EBOLA RIVER                 DAY

	EXT.	BANTU VALLEY                                  

	INT.	PORTABLE LAB IN FIELD TENT     

	Gauthier and Duvall are bathing in a small depression in 
	the large rocky area where water has collected and warmed
	from the previous days rain.
				
					GAUTHIER
				(smiling)    
			I think you are right Jean Luc the
			small aircraft that made a very low 
			pass a few minutes ago is the men
			I have collected the sample for. You
			follow my actions, because they are
			very dangerous.
						
					DUVALL 
			How much will you get for the spore?

					GAUTHIER
				(squeezing his arm
				 at the elbow)
			Oh the pain is beyond belief, please
			give me another shot of Morphine!
			
					DUVALL
				(worried)
			I think we only have one shot left
			and I was saving it for tonight.

					GAUTHIER
			Jean Luc , they will give me a bag with
			a great deal of money, and if I'm 
			Delirious you must help me. I will
			split it with you and we will be rich.
		
					DUVALL 
				(somber)
			Claude, I will be prepared this time.
				(taking a pistol out of
				 his field case)
			How much are they going to give you
			for the spores?
					
					GAUTHIER
			One hundred thousand American.

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	EXT.	ZAIRE AFRICA - EBOLA RIVER            FRIDAY     DAY

	EXT.	BANTU VALLEY                            

	EXT.	TRAIL TO KITUM CAVE

	Sharif and Lensi are following a path to Kitum Cave and 
	they stop for a brief rest and a cold drink. They sit down
	on a downed tree.
						
					SHARIF 
				(catching his breath)
			This is very desolate country.

	Lensi takes his pistol out and chambers a round.  

					LENSI
				(smiling)    
			Well my friend, how deep shall we
			bury them?
			
					SHARIF   
			It's about two miles from here.
			Let's gather our fortune and
			shoot them and let the jungle
			take care of them.
						
					LENSI
			Oh you can bet on that.

	A large snake crosses their path and Lensi shoots it in
	a panicked moment.

					SHARIF
			Well, after that, they know
			we're here!
			
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	EXT.	ZAIRE AFRICA - EBOLA RIVER            FRIDAY     DAY

	EXT.	BANTU VALLEY                            

	EXT.	KITUM CAVE

	Gauthier and Duvall are cleaning their Racal suits and are
	now drying them.
	
					GAUTHIER
				(concerned)    
			They're here, Jean Luc they're here!
									
					DUVALL 
			Yes and I'm ready for them!

					GAUTHIER
				(squeezing his arm
				 at the elbow)
			Let them shoot me. I can't
			take the pain anymore!
						
					DUVALL
				(worried)
			Claude, stop talking like that
			we're going to get our money!
			
					GAUTHIER
			Jean Luc , please be careful, 
			they're paid killers.
					
					DUVALL 
				(somber)
			Claude, I was in the French Foreign 
			legion and I can handle myself!
				(taking another pistol out
				 of his field case)
			This is my backup and I'm ready for
			them!
					
					GAUTHIER
				(concerned)    
			Please be careful Jean Luc, they're
			devils!
									
					DUVALL 
			Don't worry, I was a trained killer
			and you don't forget, how to kill!
					
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	EXT.	ZAIRE AFRICA - EBOLA RIVER            FRIDAY     DAY

	EXT.	BANTU VALLEY                            

	EXT.	TRAIL TO KITUM CAVE

	Sharif and Lensi have now come into view of Kitum Cave
	and they pause. They sit down on a large rock.
	
					SHARIF 
				(catching his breath)
			When I say now, I will shoot  
			the old man and you shoot 
			the kid.

	Sharif takes his pistol out and chambers a round.  

					LENSI
				(smiling)    
			Well my friend, are you ready?
			
					SHARIF   
			It's about a hundred yards from
			there. So don't panic, don't 
			do anything until we get the 
			spore!
									
					LENSI
			Ok.

	They continue until they come to the clearing in front of the cave.

					SHARIF
				(yelling)
			Hello, Claude, it's us, your
			partners.
						
	Sharif and Lensi now come into view and Gauthier and Duvall
	come out of the cave. 

					GAUTHIER
				(concerned)    
			They're here, 
				(Shouting)
			Hello Dr. Sharif, welcome to Kitum Cave!
									
					DUVALL 
			Yes, let them come!

					GAUTHIER
				(squeezing his arm
				 at the elbow)
			Come in and sit down, we need
			to talk!
						
					DUVALL
				(worried)
			Claude, be careful.
			
					GAUTHIER
				(looking at Lensi)
			I'm Claude Gauthier and this is
			my partner Jean Luc Duvall.
								
					DUVALL 
				(somber)
			Welcome to Kitum Cave!
				(they all shake hands)
			Please sit down! Can I get you
			a cold drink?
					
					SHARIF
				(Looking at Claudes arm)
			I'm Sharif and this is my partner Lensi.
			Claude, wha the hell happened to your
			arm?
									
					DUVALL 
			Pleasure to meet you. Claude had a 
			little accident.
									
	Sharif and Lensi sit down on two safari chairs and let out a sigh of relief.
		
					SHARIF 
				(catching his breath)
			Well, do you have the stuff?  
			
	Sharif takes his hat off and wipes his brow.  

					LENSI
				(smiling)    
			Yes my friend, we want to see the
			Genesis Spore.

					DUVALL
				(concerned)    
			I'm afraid we don't have it!
				(somber)
			We were hijacked by an outsider
			and he took the samples, but not 
			to worry, we can get more. Claude
			hurt himself and I need one of you
			to help me.
			
					SHARIF 
				(breathless)
			Excuse me my good men, we're not
			field technicians!
			
					LENSI
				(smiling)    
			Well my friends, were only the
			Delivery boys!
			
					SHARIF   
			So what happened to Claude?
						
					DUVALL 
			He had gangrene in his arm so
			I had to remove part of it. The help
			we need is minimal, you don't
			need to be a field technician,
			I just need two hands!
												
					LENSI
			I will help you.

	They continue to converse and Sharif breaks the line of 
	conversation.

					SHARIF
				(serious)
			Claude, we have your money but we
			cannot give it to you until we get
			the Spore, so what's the timetable?
						
					GAUTHIER
				(concerned)    
			It's too late now, but in the morning
			we can enter the cave and get more
			spore, it's too dangerous doing it
			at night.
				
					SHARIF
				(smiling)
			Dangerous, like how?
												
					DUVALL 
			At night the animals enter the cave
			and get heir dinner. We don't want
			to be that dinner.
				
					SHARIF
				(smiling)
			Large animals?
					
					DUVALL 
			Night stalkers like Leopards.
									
	Sharif and Lensi look at each other and turn back to Gauthier.
		
					SHARIF 
				(catching his breath)
			Well, we do have a little problem.  
			
	Sharif takes his hat off and wipes his brow.  

					LENSI
				(Pissed)    
			We are scheduled to be picked 
			up in the morning, so now we'll 
			all miss the plane.

					GAUTHIER
				(concerned)    
			I'm afraid we don't dare go in the
			cave at night!
				(somber)
			We're at a disadvantage when we're
			in our Racal BIO suits. At night we
			would be in great danger.
			
					SHARIF 
				(upset)
			Excuse me, but we are paid to
			take chances, that's why we're 
			here!
			
					LENSI
				(concerned)    
			Well Dr. Sharif, it will have to
			be you in my place, I will not
			face a wild animal when he can
			see me in the dark and I can't
			see him!
			
					SHARIF
				(very upset)   
			Very well, the pilot will have to
			wait. In the morning, Mr. Lensi 
			will help Duvall and I will hike
			five miles to tell our pilot to
			wait for all of us. We better 
			get the spore, or someone will 
			answer for this!
						
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