INT. BAR - CONT. Jacob appears at the base of the stairs that leads up to the loft. There are only a few people seated at tables, and one OLDER GUY, mid-eighties with long white hair, at the bar itself. Carl is behind, watching the TV hanging in the upper corner of the room. The Indians game is playing there too. Jacob moves to the bar, sits two stools over from the Older Guy. Carl notices him. CARL Morning. He pats the counter then leans against it toward Jacob. CARL Sleep okay? JACOB Yeah. Game today, huh? Carl glances back to the TV, nodding. CARL Yup. We’re getting killed. I was hoping for a good season, but we’re heading down. Least we’re doing better than Detroit. Jacob nods. JACOB Well there’s that. The Older Guy turns to the two of them, face lit with interest. OLDER GUY You kidding? They suck! I’m sick of always watching the greatest team what ever played coming in last year after year! Carl rolls his eyes, turns away. The Older Guy doesn’t seem to notice, or doesn’t care. OLDER GUY We seen the World Series three times! But they just can’t get their act together! Bums! Goddamnit if I were manager, I’d fire every one of them! That ain’t no team that’s playing. That’s a disgrace! CARL Yeah, yeah. We know. OLDER GUY Don’t you give me lip! I’ll fire you too! Jacob snickers. The Older Guy turns back to watch the game, mumbling to himself. Jacob turns to Carl. JACOB You mind if I step out? I want to look around. I’ll come back. CARL Yeah, sure. Take in the sights. Just be careful, kid. Jacob nods, gets up, heads out the door.
It's a scene that might even get removed from the final draft, but I like this Older Man guy. What's really funny is the standings at the time for the Cleveland Indians were actually 3rd place above the 4th place Tigers -- and CURRENTLY, the Tribe is 2 games below 1st place Detroit. Go figure.
This next scene is Jacob's first adventure with marijuana, led along by his older brother, Dan - 22, tall and lean. Panic sets in when their stepfather, Thomas, comes home. This sequence is a TRUE story (but not mine).
INT. HERSCH RESIDENCE - DAN’S BEDROOM - DAY Jacob and Dan sit on the floor of the bedroom, backs against the bed. Dan has a tray on the floor between his spread legs. On the tray is paraphernalia for rolling joints, of which Dan is in the process. DANIEL Jake, man, you are going to be taken to this magical place. You have no idea. You’re going to fly high. Hit that, will you? Dan indicates the cassette player near Jacob. Jacob presses the play button. "Fly Like an Eagle" begins playing. Jacob watches Daniel work, appearing excited, but noticeably nervous. JACOB You’re sure this stuff is okay? Dan gives Jacob a look. DANIEL Jake, c’mon, look at me. I’m okay, right? Would I do anything to hurt my favorite little brother? JACOB I’m your only little brother. DANIEL (assuring) Same thing. Jacob smiles and takes a finished joint Dan hands over. Dan holds up a lighter. DANIEL Ready to be rocked? Jacob places the joint in his mouth and leans over so Dan can light him. Jacob takes a deep inhale as Dan lights his own. Jacob starts coughing and Dan pats him on the back. DANIEL Relax, brother. Just enjoy it. It’s not a race. Puffs of smoke calmly waft out of his mouth as he talks. Jacob gets control of his breathing and takes another couple smaller hits. Dan nods approvingly. Jacob relaxes, slumps against the bedside. Daniel sings in time with the music. DANIEL Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping... DANIEL AND JACOB Into the future... The two continue to smoke and bob their heads to the music for some time, singing more lyrics of the song.
The sound of the old, loud Comet pulling into the driveway is heard, and then the car door closing. Jacob jumps, dropping the joint into his lap where it burns. JACOB Ow! He picks up the joint carefully, stands up, goes to the window, tripping on clothes while trying not to trip. He peeks out. JACOB It’s Thomas! He’s home! DANIEL So? JACOB So?! He can’t catch us! Daniel laughs at Jacob. DANIEL Relax, Jake. How often does that idiot come into my room? Jacob turns around and starts panicking, frantically looking around the room. JACOB He’ll smell it in the hallway! Jacob whips his hand around real fast in a vain attempt to clear the air. DANIEL So turn the fan on! Daniel points to a desktop fan across the room. Jacob goes to it, inspects it, but shakes his head. JACOB It’s not good enough! It’ll just spread the smell around more! Daniel laughs more. Jacob spots a can of shaving cream across the room, the scented kind. He dashes over to it as he hears the front door close downstairs. He grabs the can of shaving cream, shakes it while moving back to the fan. Jacob removes the metal guard around the fan blades, then squirts cream into his hand. Then starts carefully spreading the cream onto the fan blades. DANIEL Jake...what are you doing? JACOB If I put the cream on the fan, and turn the fan on, it’ll blow the scent around the room. Jacob looks sincerely at Dan. JACOB It always smells good in the bathroom after you shave. Daniel laughs. DANIEL You really think that’s going to work? Jacob does not answer. He is too busy coating the fan blades. Done, he wipes his cream-covered hand on his shirt and switches on the fan, but to the highest setting. The fan immediately starts up, gets to top speed in a couple seconds. It suddenly sprays a straight line of shaving cream in an outward circle. That line goes all around: from the desk to the wall, across the ceiling and then straight down Jacob’s middle. He jumps from the surprise and switches the fan off. Daniel is rolling on the floor laughing. Jacob
starts chuckling, and that quickly turns into loud laughing too.
So there you have it! Those are two of the scenes from my script! You'll have to forgive me for giving "useless" scenes - in the sense that I cannot yet include scenes that give away the actual plot or important stuff like that. So I hope you've enjoyed.
Let me know what you think! Comment below! Thanks for reading!