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                            FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

                               Screenplay by

                             Quentin Tarantino

                                 Story by

                              Robert Kurtzman

                                Directed by

                             Robert Rodriguez

   "I earnestly wish an end would come to this bloody race I am forced to

                         -Countess in Jess Franco's
                              "La Comtesse Noire"

                                  FADE IN:

                          EXT. LIQUOR STORE - DAY

         A convenience store in a Texas Suburb. No other businesses
                                surround it.

                  CLOSE-UP: A light switch is flipped on.

        The sign on top of the store lights up. It reads: "BENNY'S
                             WORLD OF LIQUOR."


                             BIG SPRING, TEXAS
                         109 MILES WEST OF ABILENE
                    345 MILES EAST OF THE MEXICAN BORDER

        A Texas Ranger patrol car pulls into the parking lot and a
         real live Texas Ranger, EARL MCGRAW, steps out. McGraw is
         in full ranger uniform - button shirt, cowboy hat, boots,
         mirrored shades, tin star and a colt revolver on his hip.

        It's about an hour and a half before sundown and McGraw is
                           off duty for the day.

         The only other car in the parking lot is a 1975 Plymouth
                          (Charley Varrick's car).

                     INT. BENNY'S WORLD OF LIQUOR - DAY

          A young Hawaiian Shirt wearing man named PETE sits on a
                         stool behind the counter.

                       A few CUSTOMERS fiddle about.

        A MAN wearing a black suit, black tie, and wire rim glasses
         holds hands with a PRETTY BLONDE GIRL in cutoffs and bare
                     feet. They look through magazines.

       Another black suit wearing MAN holds hands with a RED-HEADED
         GIRL in a prep school uniform. They look through the beer
          cooler in the back of the store. Both girls are around

                          MCGRAW enters the store.

                              Hot goddamn day!

                     Haven't felt it a bit. Been inside
                     with the air conditioner blastin'
                               all day long.

                            Not even for lunch?

                     I'm by myself today, ate my lunch
                            outta the microwave.

         McGraw walk over to the beer cooler, as if done ritually
          every night (it is), takes out a beer, pops it open and
                      joins Pete by the front counter.

                      Jesus Christ man, that microwave
                       food'll kill ya as quick as a
                      bullet. Those burritos are only
                    fit for a hippie high on weed. Pull
                     me down a bottle of Jack Daniels.
                        I'm gettin' tanked tonight.


                      Awww, it's just been a shit ass
                       day. Every inch of it hot and
                      miserable. First off, Nadine at
                     the Blue Chip got some sorta sick,
                     so that Mongoloid boy of her's was
                      workin' the grill. That fuckin'
                    idiot don't know rat shit from Rice
                     Krispies. I ate breakfast at nine,
                      was pukin' up pigs in a blanket
                       like a sick dog by ten thirty.

                       Isn't there a law or something
                      against retards serving food to
                                the public?

                      Well, if there ain't there sure
                     oughta be. Who knows what goes on
                         inside a mongoloids mind?

                     You could sue the shit out of her,
                     ya know. That kid belongs under a
                     circus tent, not flippin' burgers.
                     You could own that fuckin' place.

                     What the hell would I do with that
                     grease pit? Besides, Nadine's got
                       enough of a cross to bear just
                     taking care of that potato head.
                         Then all this Albiene shit
                      happened. You heard about that
                    bank robbery in Abilene, didn't ya?

                     That's all that's been on the box
                     all day. They killed some people,
                                didn't they?

                     Four Rangers, three cops, and two
                      civilians. And they took a lady
                         bank teller as a hostage.

                         Pete doesn't say anything.

                    They'll probably make a run for the
                    border, which would bring 'em this
                      way. And if we get our hands on
                      those shit asses, we're talking
                      payback time. We'll get 'em all
                     right. I gotta piss. I'm gonna use
                               your commode.

                            Knock yourself out.

          McGraw drops his last drip of beer, crushes the can and
                           exits in the bathroom.

         The black suited man by the beer cooler turns around and,
        with the prep school girl in tow, walks rapidly toward Pete.
                      We see that the girl is crying.

                            BLACK SUITED MAN #1
                                 (to Pete)
                      Do you think I'm fuckin' playing
                             with you, asshole?
                           (points to the tearful
                             prep school girl)
                      Do you want this little girl to
                          (pointing to the blonde
                            with the other guy)
                     Or that little girl? Or your bosom
                     buddy with the badge? Or yourself?
                     I don't wanna do it, but I'll turn
                      this fuckin' store into the Wild
                        Bunch if I even think you're
                              fuckin' with me.

         The two men in black suits are the notorious Abilene bank
         robbers, SETH and RICHARD GECKO, "The Gecko Brothers." And
        the other customers are all being held hostage. Seth is the
        one with the prep girl. Richard is the one with the blonde.
                       Everybody speaks low and fast.

                      What do you want from me? I did
                               what you said.

                      Letting him use your toilet? No
                              store does that.

                     He comes in here every day and we
                      bullshit. He's used my toilet a
                     thousand times. If I told him no,
                        he'd know something was up.

                    I want that son-of-a-bitch out outta
                    here, in his car, and down the road
                    or you can change the name of this
                     place to "Benny's World of Blood."

          Richard, holding tightly the hand of the terrified girl,
        leans next to Seth's ear and whispers something. Seth looks
                                  at Pete.

                     Were you giving that pig signals?

                     What? Are you kidding? I didn't do

               Richard whispers something else in Seth's ear.

                        He says you were scratching.

                            I wasn't scratching!

                          You callin' him a liar?

                           Pete controls himself.

                     I'm not calling him a liar, okay?
                      I'm simply saying that if I was
                     scratching, and if I did scratch,
                      it's not because I was signaling
                     the cop, it's because I'm fuckin'
                              scared shitless.

          Richard speaks for the first time in a low calm voice to

                      The Ranger's taking a piss. Why
                     don't I just go in there, blow his
                        head off and get outta here.

                     Don't do that! Look, you asked me
                     to act natural, and I'm acting as
                       natural -- in fact, under the
                    circumstances, I think I ought get
                      a fuckin' Academy Award for how
                    natural I'm acting. You asked me to
                     get rid of him, I'm doing my best.

                     Yeah, well, your best better get a
                       helluva lot fuckin' better, or
                  you're gonna feel a helluva fuckin' lot

                            The toilet FLUSHES.

                            Everybody be cool.
                Everybody goes back to what they were doing.

      McGraw steps back out of the back. He appears to be unaware of
                               the situation.

                  Yeah, and I'm gonna be right back at it
                   tomorrow. So tonight I'm gonna sit in
                   front of the box and just drink booze.
                          How much is the bottle?


         Out of nowhere Richard WHIPS out his forty-five automatic
                       and SHOOTS McGraw in the head.

                        McGraw goes down screaming.

             Richard stands over him and SHOOTS him twice more.

                           Seth charges forward.

                                (to Richard)
                       What the fuck was that about?

                            (in a low monotone)
                          He signaled the Ranger.

                                 I didn't.
                                 (to Seth)
                      You gotta believe me, I didn't.

                                 (to Seth)
                     When they were talkin', he mouthed
                            the words "Help Us."

                       You fuckin' liar, I didn't say

        Richard SHOOTS Pete and Pete falls down behind the counter.

           Seth grabs Richard and throws him up against the wall.

                     What the fuck is wrong with you --

                      Seth, he did it. You were by the
                     beer cooler with your back turned.
                    I was by the magazines, I could see
                       his face. And I saw him mouth:

                    Richard mouths the words, "Help Us."

          While Pete lies on the floor behind the counter bleeding
        from his bullet wound, he opens his floor safe and pulls out
                               a gun from it.

                         Seth releases his brother.

                               Start the car.

                          You believe me don'tcha?

                         Shut up and start the car.

          Richard walks away from Seth and crosses the counter...

        ...when Pete SPRINGS up, gun in hand, and SHOOTS Richard in
                               the shoulder.

                    Richard FALLS to his knees, howling.

              Both Pete and Seth SPRAY the store with gunfire.

                   Seth DIVES down an aisle. He reloads.

                 Pete DUCKS behind the counter. He reloads.

               Richard has crawled to safety behind an aisle.

                   The two girls have run out screaming.

                             Richie? You okay?

                      I'm not dead, but I'm definitely
                       shot! I told you that bastard
                              said, "Help us!"

                           I never said help us!

                     Well that don't matter now, 'cause
                     you got about two fuckin' seconds
                              to live! Richie!


                     When I count three, shoot out the
                            bottles behind him!


                            One... Two... Three.

             The two brothers start FIRING toward the counter.

         They HIT the bottles of alcohol on the shelf behind Pete.

        Pete is crouched on the ground as glass, debris and alcohol
                             RAIN down on him.

            Seth grabs a roll of paper towels from off a shelf.

                           Richard keeps FIRING.

        Seth douses the paper towels with lighter fluid, sets it on
                    fire with his Zippo, then tosses it.

          The flaming roll of paper towels FLIES through the air.

                   The fireball lands behind the counter.

          The entire counter area immediately BURSTS INTO FLAMES.
                   Pete screams from behind the counter.

                     Seth smiles to himself and stands.

              Richard shakes his head in amusement and stands.

         Pete runs out from behind the counter, ENGULFED IN FLAMES,
                    still holding his weapon and FIRING.

            Seth and Richard hit the ground FIRING their .45's.

         Pete, the human torch, FALLS like a tree into the Hostess
                              Pastry display.

                   Seth and Richard rise from the rubble.

                     EXT. BENNY'S WORLD OF LIQUOR - DAY

     They exit the store squabbling. The store is bursting into flames.

                      What did I tell you? What did I
                       tell you? Buy the road map and

                    What am I supposed to do, Seth? He
                               recognized us.

                         He didn't recognize shit.

         Both Seth and Richard stand on opposite sides of the car.

                     Seth, I'm telling you, the way he
                    looked at us -- you especially -- I
                               knew he knew.

         They both climb in the car (Seth behind the wheel). Seth
         starts it op. The souped up engine ROARS to life. We can
                    hear Seth mumbling under the motor.

                     Low profile. Do you know what the
                         words "low profile" mean?

                     CLOSE-UP: SETH'S FOOT PUNCHES GAS.

         The Plymouth tears out of the parking lot backwards, hits
                 the street, and speeds off down the road.

          We CRANE UP HIGH to see the car leaving a trail of dust
               behind it, as the store burns out of control.

                             "MIRIMAX PRESENTS"

                              TITLE SEQUENCE.

                Raunchy, honky-tonk MUSIC fills the theater.

                           CREDIT SEQUENCE ENDS.

                                  CUT TO:

                   EXT. EMMA AND PETE'S GRAVY TRAIN - DAY

         Emma and Pete's Gravy Train is a truck stop of of Highway



                   INT. EMMA AND PETE'S GRAVY TRAIN - DAY

         Emma and Pete's PATRONS are made up of regulars, truckers,
            cowboys and road-weary travelers. The CAMERA DOLLIES
            through the maze of tables, patrons, and waitresses.

          It stops when it gets to a table occupied by the FULLER
          FAMILY. The Fullers definitely fall into the road-weary
          category. The members of the unit consist of the father,
        JACOB, age 44, an ex-preacher, a good man with rough edges,
         and his two children, KATE, age 19, is a young beauty who
          possesses what can only be described as as an apple pie
          sensuality. She is dressed like a nice Christian girl,
            complete with crucifix. SCOTT, age 16, is a Jacob's
        Vietnamese adopted son. Scott is a likable, long-haired kid
        who always wears a t-shirt with the name of the heavy metal
         garage band he plays guitar for, "Precinct 13." The three
                   of them are wolfing down a late lunch.

                       We got about two more hours of
                     daylight left. That'll get us into
                    El-Paso, which is right next to the
                      border. We'll stop at a motel --

                     Stop? We're not going to actually
                          stop at a motel, are we?

        Scott and Kate speak together, obviously repeating something
               that Jacob has said about three hundred times.

                               SCOTT AND KATE
                      We've got a Winnebago. We don't
                    need those overpriced roach havens.
                           We're self contained.

                     Okay, Okay, maybe I was a little
                     overzealous, but give me a break,
                             I just bought it.

                 Scott and Kate continue the impersonation.

                      Why, just look at all this. You
                            got your kitchen --

                        -- you got your microwave --

                          -- you got your sink --

                         -- you got your shower --

                          -- see this, television!

                       Feel this, real wood paneling.
                      That's real wood, too, not that
                                fake stuff.

                     Unless you two wiseacres wanna be
                         introduced to the joys of
                    hitchhiking, what say we drop this?

                                 (to Kate)
                              The truth hurts.

                                 (to Scott)
                        It's the bitterest of pills.

                     You two ought to start a stand-up
                      act, because you're just wasting
                             your humor on me.

                            Ain't it the truth.

                          Why do you want to stop?

                               I'm exhausted.

                    Lie in the back, dad, I'll drive us
                                into Mexico.

        Jacob gives Scott a look that says, "You aren't touching my
                              new motor home."

                      I just bet you would. Don't even
                     think about it. Besides, I want to
                        have one night's sleep in an
                      honest-to-goodness bed. The beds
                     in the home are okay, but they're
                            not like a real bed.

                     Hey, if we go to a motel, we can

                     I'll be right back. I'm gonna go
                              to the bathroom.

      Scott gets up from the table and walks out back to the restroom.

        Jacob and Kate are left alone. There's an awkward moment of
                             silence before...

                     Dad, when I called the machine to
                        check our messages there was
                        one from Bethel Baptist. Mr.
                         Franklin said he wouldn't
                      permanently replace you until we
                      came back. He said when we come
                      home, if you still feel the same
                                   way --

                     That's very nice of Ted, but I'll
                     call him tomorrow and tell him not
                             to bother waiting.

                    I didn't want to talk about this in
                       front of Scott because he gets
                      upset. But you don't believe in
                                God anymore?

                     Not enough to be a pastor. Look, I
                       know this is hard on you kids.
                        After Jenny's death, this is
                     probably the last thing you need.
                      But I can't do it any longer. My
                        congregation needs spiritual
                      leadership. Well, they can't get
                     that from me anymore. My faith is
                       gone. To answer your question,
                 yes, I do believe in Jesus. But do I love
                       them? No. After Jenny died, I
                      just thought, what's the point?

                               (pushing him)
                      It's just, all our lives you've
                      been a pastor. For twenty years
                     you've preached trust in the lord.
                      And then one day you wake up and
                               say fuck him?

                      I didn't say fuck him. I'm just
                           not connected anymore.

                     That happens, you'll get it back.

                      Kate, give your old man a little
                      credit. Every person who chooses
                     the service of God as their life's
                      work has something in common. I
                    don't care if you're a preacher, a
                        priest, a nun, a rabbi or a
                      Buddhist monk. Many, many times
                      during your life you'll look at
                     your reflection in the mirror and
                     ask yourself, am I a fool? We've
                     all done it. I'm not going through
                     a lapse. What I've experienced is
                        closer to awakening. I'm not
                     trying to shake your faith. I've
                     just decided not to devote my life
                              to God anymore.

                      What do you think Mom would say?

                      Mom's got nothing to say, she's

                                  CUT TO:

           CLOSE UP: COUNTER BELL. A hand slams down on it. RING.

                      INT. LOBBY - DEW DROP INN - DAY

            Seth stands at the front desk of the Dew Drop Inn. A
          standard issue Texas motel. Richard sits outside in the
              car. Nobody responds to the bell. Seth BANGS it
                          impatiently five times.

                             TEXAS VOICE (O.S.)
                             Hold your horses!

          An OLD TIMER walks through a curtain behind the counter.
                           He's eating a BBQ rib.

                                 OLD TIMER
                                Watcha want?

                      Watcha think I want, ya mean old
                           bastard? I wanna room.

                    EXT. COURTYARD - DEW DROP INN - DAY

         Richard sits in the car listening to Merle Haggard on the
          radio. He watches from his perspective, Seth taking the
            walking outside and getting in the car. Seth starts
                   it up, and drives them to their room.

                            Do they have cable?


                      Do they have an X-Rated channel?


                          Do they have a waterbed?

                      They don't have anything except
                     four walls and a roof, and that's
                                all we need.

        Their car drives up to room #9, but they park backing up the
                          trunk close to the door.

                    The two brothers get out of the car.

                         (tossing Richie the motel
                      Open the door. We gotta do this

                           Richie opens the door.

          Seth goes to the trunk, looks around the courtyard. It's

             CLOSE UP: KEY going into the trunk lock, turning.

                  TRUNK POV: Seth looking into the camera.

         SETH'S POV: A WOMAN in her late forties is lying scrunched
                              up in the trunk.

         She is the HOSTAGE BANK TELLER from Abilene. She's stiff,
                     scared and looks an absolute mess.

                             Don't say a word.

        The two brothers, quick as lightening, yank the woman out of
          the trunk and whisk her into the motel room. SETH closes
           the trunk, looks around for any Johnny eye-witnesses,
                      doesn't see any, slams the door.

                     INT. SETH AND RICHARD'S ROOM - DAY

         Seth turns from the door, see's the hostage woman standing

                     You. Plant yourself in that chair.

                        She sits down in the chair.

                       What are you planning on doing
                                  with --

                      -- I said plant yourself. Plants
                      don't talk. You wanna get on my
                       good side? Just sit still and
                             don't make a peep.

                               She shuts up.

          Richard slowly takes off his jacket. He winces from his

                              Let me help you.

          He helps him get his jacket off. Richie's white shirt is
          bloody around the shoulder area. His wound is wrapped up

                               How's it feel?

                       How ya think, it hurts like a

        Richie goes over to the bed and lies down on it. Seth takes
         the pillow and stacks them for Richie to prop his back up

                     I got both rooms on either side of
                     us, so we don't gotta worry about
                     eavesdropping assholes. How's that
                              feel? You okay?

                                Feels good.

                        I'm gonna go get the money.

                           He heads for the door.

                        EXT. COURTYARD - MOTEL - DAY

         Seth goes into the car, takes out a big suitcase. He scans
               the perimeter with his eyes, goes back inside.

                          INT. MOTEL ROOM #9 - DAY

          Seth comes back in, lays the suitcase on the bed. Richie
         has the T.V. remote control in his hand and he's flipping
                     stations. Seth looks at his watch.

                          It's about five o'clock.
                                (to hostage)
                     What time does it get dark around

                                About seven.

                     Good. I'm going towards the border
                       to check things out while it's
                      still daylight. Call Carlos and
                          arrange the rendezvous.

                     Hey, when you talk to him, see if
                     you can arrange a better deal than
                              thirty percent.

                        That's their standard deal,
                        brother. They ain't about to
                             change it for us.

                     Did you even to try to negotiate?

                     These guys ain't spic firecracker
                      salesman from Tijuna. They don't
                     even know the meaning of the word
                     barter. You wanna stay in El Ray?
                      You give them thirty percent of
                      your loot. It's scripture. So it
                      is written, so shall it be done.
                      You want sanctuary, you pay the
                       price, and the price is thirty

                             All I'm saying --

                       -- This conversation is over.

          Richie shrugs and turns back to T.V.. Seth turns to the
          hostage, grabs a chair and slides it up in front of her.

                        Now, we need to have a talk.
                             What's your name?


                            He shakes her hand.

                     Hello, Gloria, I'm Seth and that's
                      my brother Richie. Let's cut to
                       the chase. I'm gonna ask you a
                    question and all I want is a yes or
                       no answer. Do you want to live
                               through this?


                       Good. Then let me explain the
                       house rules. Follow the rules,
                      we'll get along like a house on
                      fire. Rule number one: No noise,
                      no question. You make a noise...
                           (he holds up his .45)
                      ...Mr. 45 makes a noise. You ask
                       a question, Mr. 45 answers it.
                     Now are you absolutely, positively
                        clear about rule number one?


                      Rule number two: You do what we
                     say, when we say it. If you don't
                            see rule number one.

         Seth takes the .45, places the barrel next to the woman's
          cheek. She squirms and shuts her eyes. He pulls back the

                     Rule number three: Don't you ever
                     try and fuckin' run on us. 'Cause
                    I got five little friends, and they
                     all run faster'n you can. Got it?

                           She nods her head yes.

               He takes the gun away and replaces the hammer.

                              Open your eyes.

                                 She does.

                     Gloria, you hang in there, follow
                     the rules, and don't fuck with us,
                      you'll get out of this alive. I
                          give you my word. Okay?

                           She nods her head yes.

                                Seth rises.

                           I'll be back in a bit.

                                 He exits.

          Richard looks to the T.V., then looks to Gloria sitting
                       across the room in the chair.

                     Wanna come up here on the bed and
                            watch T.V. with me?

                     You can tell she doesn't want to.

                    He pats the empty space next to him.

                                  Come on.

          She gets out of her chair, walks across the bed and sits
                                next to him.

                           EXT. PHONE BOOTH - DAY

           A phone booth outside of a gas station. Seth is in the
         middle of a conversation with the party on the other end.
        Seth speaks Spanish and his dialog is subtitled into English
                                beneath him.

                         Things are real hot here.
                        Crossing's gonna be a bitch.
                     Don't worry, we'll get across. But
                        when we do, where do we go?
                       Can we make it as close to the
                      border as possible? Texas wants
                      our balls. The quicker we're in
                      your protection, the better I'll
                                Okay, where?
                           (pause; he says it in
                             The Titty Twister?
                                (he laughs)
                      I love it already. Okay, Carlos,
                      I'll see you and your men at the
                        (in English) "Titty Twister"
                             tomorrow morning.
                              Bye, my friend.

          Seth hangs up the phone, lights up a cigarette with his
Zippo lighter and exits frame. After Seth exits, leaving the frame empty, a
                             subtitle appears:

                                  EL PASO
                      5 MILES FROM THE MEXICAN BORDER

                                  CUT TO:


 Richard lies on the bed by himself, propped up by pillows, watching T.V.,
                  taking on hits from a water bong in the
                             shape of a wizard.

                                  ON T.V.

         A local newscaster named KELLY HOUGE is reporting a story
                            about the brothers.

                                KELLY HOUGE
                            (talking to camera)
                      This bloody crime spree started
                     just a week ago today. The oldest
                           of the two brothers...

                              MUG SHOT OF SETH

                             KELLY HOUGE (V.O)
                       Seth Gecko was serving time in
                    Rolling's Kansas State Penitentiary
                       bank robbery in which two law
                      enforcement officers lost their

                               BACK TO KELLY
                                KELLY HOUGE
                      Having served eight years of his
                       twenty-two year sentence, Seth
                        Gecko was brought to Wichita
                    Municipal court house for his first
                      parole hearing. It was while at
                      the court house that this man...

                         MUG SHOT OF RICHARD GECKO

                             Kelly Houge (V.O.)
                      ... his younger brother Richard
                    Gecko, a known armed robber and sex
                       offender, pulled off a daring
                              daylight escape.

                               BACK TO KELLY

                                KELLY HOUGE
                       Resulting in the death of four
                     Wichita law enforcement officers,
                             and this woman...

                           PHOTO OF WOMAN SMILING

                             KELLY HOUGE (V.O.)
                      Heide Vogel, sixth grade teacher
                       who was run over by the Geckos
                    during a high speed pursuit through
                             downtown Wichita.

                               MAP OF AMERICA

                A red line travels from Wichita to Oklahoma.

                             KELLY HOUGE (V.O.)
                      From there the brothers traveled
                      from Kansas through Oklahoma...

         The red line enters Texas and the camera moves into Texas.

                             KELLY HOUGE (V.O.)
                     ... into the great state of Texas,
                            And then finally...

                    WE ZOOM in on a red-circled Abilene.

                             KELLY HOUGE (V.O.)
                              ...into Abilene.

                        We hear GUNFIRE and SCREAMS.

                                  CUT TO:


        Kelly Houge walks down the court house steps of the criminal
         courts building of Abilene. She talks to the camera. Cops,
                  lawyers and citizens bustle in the b.g.

                                KELLY HOUGE
                      The list of the dead climbed up
                     three more notches since our last

                                  CUT TO:

           PHOTO: OFFICER SHERMAN GOODELL in full police uniform.

                             KELLY HOUGE (V.O.)
                    Officer Sherman Goodell, who was in
                      intensive care following the gun
                        battle outside of the Valley
                          Federal bank building...

                                  CUT TO:

                           EXT. COURTHOUSE - DAY

         Kelly Houge standing on the court house steps talking into
                                the camera.

                                KELLY HOUGE
                      ...died about forty-five minutes
                      ago at Hopkins General hospital.
                     And about six hours ago, during a
                      daylight liquor store robbery in
                      Big Springs, the Gecko brothers
                       killed another Texas Ranger...

                                  CUT TO:

                       PHOTO: EARL MCGRAW in uniform.

                             KELLY HOUGE (V.O.)
                              ...Earl McGraw.

                                  CUT TO:

           PHOTO: PETE in a Hawaiian shirt holding up a big fish.

                             KELLY HOUGE (V.O.)
                       ...and liquor store clerk Pete

                                  CUT TO:

          VIDEO FOOTAGE: Of Benny's World of Liquor burning down.

                             KELLY HOUGE (V.O.)
                      Then they proceeded to burn the
                         store down to the ground.

                                  CUT TO:

         VIDEO GRAPHIC: Picture of the Gecko brothers with a tally

                             THE GECKO BROTHERS

                             WICHITA JAIL BREAK
                        VALLEY FEDERAL BANK ROBBERY

                                 DEATH TOLL

                                   4 7 2

                                KELLY HOUGE
                       That changes the death toll to
                          (It changes under "death
                           Five Texas Rangers...
                                (it changes)
                           Eight police officers
                                (it changes)
                              Three civilians.
                                (it changes)

                                  CUT TO:

                               BACK TO KELLY

                                KELLY HOUGE
                             And one hostage...

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                             PHOTO: GLORIA HILL

                                KELLY HOUGE
                    ... bank teller and mother of four,
                                Gloria Hill.

                              KELLY TO CAMERA

                                KELLY HOUGE
                      Heading the case to bring these
                       fugitives to justice is F.B.I.
                       agent Stanley Chase. We talked
                       with agent Chase earlier this

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                              VIDEO INTERVIEW

            Kelly Houge interviewing STANLEY CHASE of the F.B.I.

                               STANLEY CHASE
                       For the time being we are very
                       confident we will aprehend the
                     fugitives in the next forty-eight
                        hours. The Bureau, local law
                     enforcement and the Texas Rangers
                    have all joined forces in forming a
                     dragnet to snare Seth and Richard

                                KELLY HOUGE
                      Agent Chase, does it appear that
                        they are heading for Mexico.

                               STANLEY CHASE
                        Yes, it does, Kelly. We have
                        already alerted the Mexican
                        authorities. They intend to
                      cooperate every way possible in
                        bringing these fugitives to

                                KELLY HOUGE
                    Are you optimistic about the safety
                        of the hostage they took in
                           Abilene, Gloria Hill?

                               STANLEY CHASE
                     We've received no news one way or
                      the other. We can only hope for
                                 the best.

                                KELLY HOUGE
                       What about the report from an
                     eyewitness at the liquor store who
                     said one of the brothers was shot?

                               STANLEY CHASE
                      This can't be confirmed at this
                      time, but we do believe it to be
                     true. We have reason to believe it
                     was the youngest brother Richard,
                     and he was shot in the vicinity of
                       his neck and shoulders by the
                               store's clerk.

                                KELLY HOUGE
                     Is it safe to assume that because
                     the death count involved and the
                      loss of life of law enforcement
                      officers, that the Bureau, the
                      Rangers and the Police force are
                      taking this manhunt personally?

                               STANLEY CHASE
                       I would say that's a very safe

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                              Richard smiles.

                            (Newscaster's voice)
                     Is it safe to assume since the law
                       enforcement authorities in the
                          great state of Texas are
                     homosexuals of a sick and deviate
                    nature, that they will be too busy
                     fucking each other up the ass to
                     actually catch the Gecko brothers?
                             (in an FBI voice)
                 I would say that's a very safe assumption.

                He changes a channel on the television. We
           see a Casper the Friendly Ghost cartoon on the screen.

                          Would you play with me?

                       A big burly COP turns around.

                       Sure, little boy... A GHOST!!!

                 The cop heads for the hills. Casper cries.

          Seth enters the room carrying a six pack of beer and two
                    take-out bags of Big Kahuna burgers.

                      Shit, I started to get worried.
                          Where the fuck ya been?

                               Sight seein'.

                               What'd ya see?


                         Didya look at the border?

         Seth dumps the burgers on the bed. Both men pop open beers
        and Richard goes to town on a hamburger. Seth flips off the

                      Yeah, I saw the border. Through
                      binoculars from on top of a high
                      building. That's about as close
                      as I risked getting. What's the
                                 T.V. say?

                      They're going to apprehend us in
                             forty-eight hours.

                Seth sits down and takes a hit off his beer.

                                (to himself)
                     I gotta figure a way to get across
                       that goddamn border. Longer we
                    fuck around El Paso our lives ain't
                               worth a shit.

                     Look, fuck the border. Let's just
                     dig in and wait for things to cool

                        Richie, it's gonna get a lot
                      fuckin' worse before it gets any
                     fuckin' better. We showed our ass
                     in Texas. We killed Texas fuckin'
                       Rangers. They ain't gonna stop
                    lookin' till they find us, and when
                      they find us, they're gonna kill
                      us. Texans take it very personal
                     when ya kill their law enforcement
                     officers. The El Paso police have
                     already started a motel and hotel
                               search for us.

                              How do you know?

                     I heard it on the radio. We gotta
                     get our asses into Mexico tonight.
                      Carlos is gonna meet us tomorrow
                       morning at a rendezvous on the
                      other side, then Carlos and his
                       boys will escort us to El Ray
                                   and --

                    Seth stops talking and looks around.

                             Where's the woman?


                          Seth's out of his chair.

                     What'd ya mean, what? The fuckin'
                     woman, the hostage. Where the fuck
                             is she, Richard!?

                          She's in the other room.

                     What the fuck is she doin' there?!

                 He goes to the door of the adjoining room.

                    Seth, before you open the door, let
                         me explain what happened.

           Seth stops and looks at his brother. He knows what he
          means. He can't say anything, only point at his younger
                   sibling. Then he BURSTS open the door.

         The dead, naked body of Gloria Hill lies on the bed. It's
                   obvious Richard raped and killed her.

  Seth covers his eyes with his hands. He slowly enters the room with the
                                 dead body.

                                (to himself)
                    Oh, Richard, what's wrong with you?
                        Richard rises from the bed.

                    Now, Seth, before you flip out, let
                       me just explain what happened.

          Seth slowly turns to his brother, then walks toward him.

                             Richard backs up.

                     Yeah, explain it to me. I need an
                       explanation. What's the matter
                                 with you?
                               (low and calm)
                       There's nothing wrong with me,
                        brother. That woman tried to
                     escape and I did what I had to do.

                    That woman wouldn't of said shit if
                            she had a mouthful.

                     Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong,
                      wrong, wrong! Once you left, she
                      became a whole different person.

                            (slowly approaching)
                         Is it me? Is it my fault?

                       It's not your fault, it's her

        Seth grabs Richard and THROWS him in the corner of the room,
                       holding tightly to his wrist.

                       Is this my fault? Do you think
                             this is what I am?


                           This is not me! I am a
                       professional fucking thief. I
                      steal money. You try to stop me,
                       god help you. But I don't kill
                    people I don't have to, and I don't
                      rape women. What you doin' ain't
                     how it's done. Do you understand?

                          Seth, if you were me --

                      Just say yes! Nothing else, just
                                  say yes.


                          Yes, Seth, I understand.

                          Yes, Seth, I understand.

                    Seth hugs his little brother. Tight.

                           (whispers in Richie's
                     We get into Mexico, it's gonna be
                     sweet Rosemary, 100 proof liquor,
                      and rice and beans. None of this
                            shit's gonna matter.

                       17 INT. MOTOR HOME - NIGHT 17

         Scott and Kate are in the front seat of their parked motor
           home. The motor home's parked in front of the Dew Drop
        Inn's front office. We see Jacob inside getting a room from
                               the Old Timer.

                    I can't believe he's stopping here.
                      This place looks totally cruddy.

          Jacob walks out of the office. Kate yells from the motor

                       Dad, why are we stopping here?

                He opens the meter home door and climbs in.

                      There's nothing wrong with this

                             It's a flop house.

                     It's not a flop house. It's basic
                     and simple. That doesn't make it a
                                flop house.

                      If it doesn't have a pool, we're
                          looking for a new place.

        Starting the huge car and slowly maneuvering it through the

                      It has a bed. That's all I care

                     Other places have beds, they also
                        have cable T.V., a gym, room

                           EXT. COURTYARD - NIGHT
                                   18 18

          Seth walks out of room #9 with a beer in his hand. He's
            thinking about how he's going to get over the border
         tonight. Lost in thought, he steps out in the path of the
                            Fuller's motor home.

                         Jacob slams on the brakes.
                         Seth jumps back, startled.
         Both Kate and Scott are TOSSED out of their seats onto the
                           floor. THUD... THUD...

                               Owww, my head.

          Jacob (pissed) honks his horn at Seth and yells out the

                         Watch where you're going!

                             THROUGH WINDSHIELD

         Seth just stands right in their way without moving, gazing
                        up at the giant motor home.

                           JACOB BEHIND THE WHEEL

          Kate and Scott join him up front looking at this weirdo.

                         What's this guy's problem?

                              I have no idea.

         Seth continues standing in their way, making no attempt to
                move. Not threatening, just looking at them.


                               Anytime, man.

         The horn snaps Seth back to this world. A smile breaks out
        on the escaped fugitive's face and he politely steps to one
                           side to let them pass.

                               Pass they do!

                                Creepy guy.


          The Sword of Damocles is lifted from above Seth's head.
         He's just solved a problem that a mere thirty seconds ago
        seemed unsolvable. He knows exactly how he's going to cross
        the border. Whistling a happy tune, he turns and walks back
                               into room #9.

                     INT. FULLERS' MOTEL ROOM - NIGHT

         The Fullers are in room 12. It's identical to the one that
         the Gecko boys are in, except that the paintings above the
         beds are different. Jacob has fallen asleep in his clothes
                                on the bed.

         Scott sits in a chair, headphones on, playing an unplugged
                 electric guitar. Kate is nowhere in sight.

                  KNOCK... KNOCK... KNOCK... on the door.
                   Scott doesn't hear shit but his music.
                  Jacob stirs a bit, but doesn't wake up.
                  POUND... POUND... POUND... on the door.
           Jacob SPRINGS UP. He looks over at Scott, who, lost in
          guitar heaven, is oblivious of the knocker, then to the


          From the other side of the door comes a friendly voice.

                                VOICE (O.S.)
                       I'm your neighbor in room 9, I
                     hate to disturb you, but I'd like
                              to ask a favor.

         Jacob swings his feet to the floor, stands up and walks to
         the door. As he passes Scott, he says, in his direction --

                     I hope none of this is disturbing

        Scott can't hear him, but when he sees his dad look at him,
                                 he smiles.

                      Jacob opens the door and sees...

        ... Richard Gecko standing in the doorway, looking like the
                      nicest guy in the entire world.

                     Hi there, I'm from room 9, my name
                     is Don Cornelius. No, not the Don
                     Cornelius from Soul Train. Me and
                    my lady friend need some ice and we
                     don't seem to have an ice bucket.
                      Could we possibly borrow yours?
                         I'11 bring it right back.

                          (still partially asleep)

        We follow Jacob as he turns to the dresser to get the motel
          ice bucket. He grabs it, turns back to the door, takes a
           couple of steps towards it, then stops:in his tracks.

        He sees Richard and Seth both inside the room with the door
         closed, both with .45's in their hands, both aimed at him.

                               What is this?

         Seth SLUGS Jacob in the mouth, KNOCKING him to the ground.

                            It's called a punch.

         Scott suddenly becomes aware of what's going on around him
        and instinctively stands. Richard shoves his .45 in Scott's

                                 Sit down.

               Scott lowers himself back down onto his seat.

                                 Good boy.

        Jacob lifts his head off the floor and wipes blood away from
           his lip. He looks at his opponent who stands over him.

                                 (to Jacob)
                             What's your name?


                      Okay, Jacob, get up and sit your
                     ass down on the bed. Make a wrong
                       move and I'11 shoot you in the

                Jacob rises and sits on the edge of the bed.

                                (to Richard)
                       Okay, move the Jap over there.

           Keeping the gun in Scott's mouth, Richard makes Scott

                                Upsy daisy.

               .., guiding him over to the bed by his father.

         Richard removes the gun from Scott's mouth and stands next
            to his brother, looking down at their two hostages.

                             (to his hostages)
                     What's the story with you two? You
                             a couple of fags?

                                He's my son.

                      How does that happen? You don't
                               look Japanese.

                         Neither does he. He looks

                      Oh, well, excuse me all to hell.

                         What's this about, money?

                      It's about money, all right, but
                       not yours. You see, me and my
                      brother here are in a little hot
                     water and we need your assistance.

         The door to room #12 opens and a dripping wet, bikini clad
                               Kate walks in.

               The brothers spin their guns in her direction.

                          Kate, startled, screams.
            Jacob and Scott get on their feet and move forward.
          Seth spins back towards the two men, gun ready to spit.
                            (to Scott and Jacob)

                          Jacob and Scott freeze.

           Richard moves like quicksilver, shutting the door and
               positioning himself behind the terrified Kate.

                              What's going on?

                     We're having a wet bikini contest,
                             and you just won.

                                 (to Kate)
                       It's okay, honey. Everything's
                           going to be all right.

                      Just listen to daddy, sugar, and
                          don't do nothin' stupid.
                           (he turns to Jacob and
                            Scott who are still
                      You two, Simon says sit the fuck

                              They slowly sit.

           Richard can't take his eyes off the dripping wet Kate.

         Both Jacob and Seth see this and neither men like it. Both
                           for their own reasons.

                                 (to Jacob)
                      Where are the keys to the motor

                              On the dresser.

                     Richie, take the keys. Start that
                      big bastard up, and drive it up

            Richard doesn't move from his position behind Kate.
                        Kate feels his eyes on her.
                     She slowly turns and looks at him,

                           He looks in her face.

                                  CU KATE

                             She smiles at him.

                     Richie, will you do me a favor and
                               eat my pussy?

                                 CU RICHARD


                                SETH (O.S.)

                         Richard's eyes go to Seth.

          Everybody is where they were. Kate never turned around.

                    Not when you get around to it, now.

          Without saying a word, he takes the keys and leaves the

                             (pointing at Kate)
                    You, Gidget, go in the bathroom and
                            put on some clothes.

        She grabs some clothes from the floor and moves towards the

                           Seth GRABS her wrist.
                     You got three minutes. One second
                     longer, I shoot your father in the
                       face. Do you understand what I
                                 just said?


                             Do you believe me?


                         You damn well better. Go.

                        She goes into the bathroom.

                     Look, if you want the motor home,
                         just take it and get out.

            Seth grabs a chair and slides it up to his two male

                    Sorry, Pops, it ain't gonna be that

                We hear the motor home "HONK" twice outside.

                      Get ready to move out, we're all
                          going on a little ride.

                        Jacob shakes his head "no."

                               Not a chance.

                                come again?

                     If you're taking people, take me.
                     But my kids aren't going anywhere
                                 with you.

                          Sorry, I need everybody.

                    My children are not going with you,
                              and that's that.

                         That's not fuckin' that...
                             (holds up his gun)
                           this is fuckin' this.
                          (he calms down and looks
                                 at Scott)
                             Go sit over there.

           Scott gets up and walks to the other side of the room,
             leaving the two men alone. Seth speaks in a quiet,
                            conversational tone.

                      I ain't got time to fuck around
                    with you, so I'11 make this simple.
                     Take your kids and get in the car,
                      or I'11 execute all three of you
                                 right now.
                           (he cocks the gun and
                          puts it right in Jacob's
                       What's it gonna be, yes or no

                            Jacob looks at him.


                                 (to Scott)
                     Your old man's all right, he just
                              saved your life.

                      Seth BANGS on the bathroom door.

                            Times up, Princess.

           The bathroom door opens. Kate stands there, wearing a
                  Bullwinkle t-shirt, jeans and bare feet.

                        Okay, ramblers, let's get to

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                          EXT. HIGHWAY - NIGHT 20

         The motor home with the powder keg interior drives through
                            the Lone Star night.

                                   21 21
                           INT. MOTOR HOME NIGHT

         Richard's in the back bed area with a gun trained on Rate
               and Scott. The two scared siblings hold hands.

                                 Excuse me,

                          Richard zeros in on her.


                          where are you taking us?


                             What's in Mexico?


                             He doesn't smile.

         In the front part of the motor home, Jacob sits behind the
         wheel, driving into the night. Seth sits in the passenger
           seat, going through Jacob's wallet and talking to him

                           (reading his driver's
                        Jacob Fuller. Jacob, that's
                       biblical, ain't it? What am I
                        askin' for, of course it is.
                           (motioning behind him)
                           What are their names?

                              Scott and Kate.

          Seth repeats the names as he thumbs through the wallet.

                    Scott and Kate... Kate and Scott...
                       Scott Fuller... Kate Fuller...

              Seth comes to a snapshot of Jacob and his wife.

                                Who's this?

                                  My wife.

                         Where is the little lady?

                                 In heaven.

                                She's dead?

                                Yes, she is.

                               How'd she die?

                                Auto wreck.

                     Come on, gimme some more details.
                       How'd it happen? Some fuckin'
                              drunk kill her?

                       No. It was a rainy night, the
                      brakes on the car weren't great.
                     She had to stop suddenly. She slid
                    on the road, she crashed, she died.

                              Died instantly?

                     Not quite. She was trapped in the
                      wreck for about six hours before
                               she passed on.

                      Whewww! Those acts of God really
                    stick it in and break it off, don't

                                Yes they do.

         Seth looks back at the wallet. He sees Jacob's minister's

                               Is this real?


                      I've seen one of these before. A
                    friend of mine had himself declared
                     a minister of his own religion. A
                       way to fuck the I.R.S. Is that
                     what you're doing, or are you the
                                real McCoy?

                                Real McCoy.

                             You're a preacher?

                             I was a minister.

                          Was? As in not anymore?


                               Why'd ya quit?

                      I think I've gotten about as up
                     close and personal with you as I'm
                     gonna get. Now if you need me like
                      I think you need me, you're not
                    gonna kill me 'cause I won't answer
                     your stupid, prying questions. So,
                    with all due respect, mind your own

                      I seem to have touched a nerve.
                     Don't be so sensitive, Pops, let's
                       keep this friendly. But you're
                     right, enough with the getting to
                      know you shit. Now, there's two
                        ways we can play this hand.
                                  SETH ( )
                     One way is me and you go round an'
                     round all fuckin' night. The other
                      way, is we reach some sort of an
                     understanding. Now, if we go down
                     that first path at the end of the
                     day, I'11 win. But we go down the
                       second, we'll both win. Now, I
                    don't give a rat's ass about you or
                       your fuckin' family. Y'all can
                    live forever or die this second and
                        I don't care which. The only
                       things I do care about are me
                      that son-of-a-bitch in the back,
                       and our money. And right now I
                    need to get those three things into
                     Mexico. Now, stop me if I'm wrong,
                    but I take it you don't give a shit
                       about seeing me and my brother
                       receiving justice, or the bank
                     getting its money back. Right now
                    all you care about is the safety of
                        your daughter, your son and
                      possibly yourself. Am I correct?


                       I thought so. You help us get
                    across the border without incident,
                     stay with us the rest of the night
                     without trying anything funny, and
                      in the morning we'll let you and
                     your family go. That way everybody
                     gets what they want. You and your
                     kids get out of this alive and we
                        get into Mexico. Everybody's

                       How do I know you'll keep your

                      Jesus Christ, Pops, don't start
                              with this shit.

                       You want me to sit here and be
                        passive.The only way being
                              passive in this
                       situation makes sense is if I
                     believe you'll let us go. I'm not
                     there yet. You have to convince me
                         you're telling the truth.

                     Look, dickhead, the only thing you
                     need to be convinced about is that
                     you're stuck in a situation with a
                     coupla real mean motorscooters. I
                     don't wanna hafta worry about you
                       all fuckin' night. And I don't
                     think you wanna be worrying about
                    my brother's intentions toward your
                     daughter all night. You notice the
                      way he looked at her, didn't ya?


                          Didn't like it, did ya?

                               No, I didn't.

                       Didn't think so. So, as I was
                    saying, I'm willing to make a deal.
                    You behave, get us into Mexico, and
                     don't try to escape. I'11 keep my
                     brother off your daughter and let
                       you all loose in the morning.

                        You won't let him touch her?

                     I can handle Richie, don't worry.
         The two men look at each other for some measure of trust.
                         Seth sticks out his hand.
                            I give you my word.

         Seth can't help but think about the last time he gave his

                             (hand sticks out)
                      My words, my law. Better you not
                     take it, and that's just where we
                     are, then take it and not mean it.

              Jacob takes his hand, but looks right into Seth.

                     If he touches her, I'11 kill him.
                     I don't give a fuck how many guns
                    you have, nothing will stop me from
                                killing him.

                     Fair enough. You break your word,
                           I'11 kill all of you.
                           (calling to the back)
                                Kate, honey!


                       You must have a bible in here,

                           Yeah, we got a bible.

                     Get it and bring it up here, will
                                ya, please?

        Kate goes into a drawer, pulls out a bible and brings it up

                     Hold it right there, sweetie pie.
                                 (to Jacob)
                            Put your hand on it.

                                Jacob does.

                      Swear to God, on the Bible, you
                     won't try to escape and you'll get
                           us across the border.

                       I swear to God I won't try to
                     escape and I'11 do my best to get
                              you into Mexico.

                     You best better get it done, Pops.

                     Seth places his hand on the Bible.

                     I swear to God I'11 let you loose
                     in the morning. And your daughter
                     will be safe. And I also swear if
                    you do anything to fuck me up, I'11
                           slit all your throats.

                                TIME CUT TO:

                       22 INT. MOTOR HOME - NIGHT 22

            Richard's in the back with Kate and Scott. Richard,
                 expressionless, looks at Kate's bare feet.

                         SLOW ZOOM KATE'S BARE FEET

                      EX CU KATE'S TOES. They wiggle.

                         His eyes go to her hands.

                           SLOW ZOOM KATE'S HANDS

                            EX CU KATE'S FINGERS

                          His eyes go to her neck.

                       SLOW ZOOM NAPE OF KATE'S NECK

                  EX CU KATE'S ADAM'S APPLE. She swallows.

                             His eyes move up.
                              Back to Richard.
                       Didya mean what you said back

                             Kate turns to him.


                     In the room. Were you serious, or
                     were you just foolin' around? I'm
                     just bringing it up, 'cause if you
                    really want me to do that for you I

                                  Do what?

                               (in a whisper)
                      What you said to me in the room.

                              (whispers back)
                              What did I say?

                         You asked me if I would --

                                SETH (O.S.)

                                 (to Seth)

                              Seth and Jacob.

                     I told you to watch those kids, I
                      didn't say talk to 'em. You guys
                      ain't got nothin' to say to one
                        another. So cut the chatter.

                           Richard turns to Kate.

                             We'll talk later.

                  Kate still hasn't a clue what he means.

                                  CUT TO:

                   23 EXT. THE MEXICAN BORDER - NIGHT 23

          Automobiles are lined up, waiting one by one to go into
          Mexico. Cop cars with their red and blue lights flashing
          are all over the place. Border Patrol men and Police are
        stopping all cars. Pulling up to the end of the line is the
                           Fuller's mobile home.

                      24' INT. MOBILE HOME - NIGHT 24

         Jacob at the wheel, Seth in the passenger seat. Seth jumps
                          up and goes into action.

                      Okay everybody, it's show time.
                     Richie, take Kate in the bathroom.

           Richard grabs the terrified Kate and drags her in the

                     Scott, you come up front with your

             Scott does. Seth, keeping low, gets behind Jacob.

                      I'm telling you, don't hurt her.

                     As long as you're cool, she'll be
                        cool. What're ya gonna say?

                      I don't have the slightest idea.

                      Well, you just keep thinkin' of
                      that gun next to Kate's temple.

          Seth disappears into the bathroom with Kate and Richard,
                        closing the door behind him.

        Father and son are alone for the first time since this whole
                                thing began.

                           What are you gonna do?

                    I'm gonna try and get us across the

                      No, dad, you gotta tell 'em that
                            they're back there.

                 Jacob is surprised to hear Scott say this.

                 25 INT. BATHROOM - MOBILE HOME - NIGHT 25

          The bathroom, which consists of a shower, a toilet and a
            small sink, is a tight fit with three people in it.

         Richard has his back against the wall, with his arm around
          Kate, holding her in front of him. One hand is over her
               mouth, the other holds a .45 against her head.

                      Kate's eyes are wide with fear.

        Seth stands, .45 in hand, ready to fire if the wrong person
                           should open the door.

                       Everybody talks low and quiet.

                           This isn't gonna work.

                       Shut up. It's gonna work just

                       I just want to go on record as
                         saying this is a bad idea.

                         Duly noted. Now, shut up.

           Everyone's quiet for a second, till Richard breaks it.

                                (to himself)
                       They're gonna search the van.

                      As long as you don't act like a
                      fuckin' nut, we'll be just fine.

                            What does that mean?


            Richard lets Kate go, she quickly moves to the side.

                     You just called me a fuckin' nut.

                               No, I didn't.

                     Yes, you did. You said as long as
                      I don't act like a fuckin' nut,
                    implying that I've been acting like
                               a fuckin' nut.

                       Take a pill, kid. I just meant
                                 stay cool.

                     You meant that, but you meant the
                                other, too.

                  Kate can't believe what she's watching.
                             Neither can Seth.
                            (serious as a heart
                       This ain't the time, Richard.

                             (his voice rising)
                      Fuck those spic pigs! You called
                     me a fuckin' nut, and where I come
                     from, that stops the train on its

                          (real quiet and violent)
                           Keep your voice down.

                                (quiet back)
                                  Or what?

                       26 BACK TO JACOB AND SCOTT 26

                       Have you forgotten about your

                     They're gonna kill us. They get us
                      across the border, they're gonna
                    take us out in the desert and shoot

                        If they get over the border,
                          they're gonna let us go.

                     Dad, I watch those reality shows.
                     They never let anybody go. Any cop
                     will tell you, in a situation like
                     this, you get a chance, you go for
                          it. This is our chance.

                              What about Kate?

                     They're gonna kill her anyway. At
                    least now with all these cops we've
                           got a fighting chance.

                      Son, I have this situation under
                      control. I know exactly what I'm
                       doing. You're going to have to
                             trust me on this.

                       If trusting you means trusting
                     those fuckin' killers, I can't do
                     that. If you don't tell the cops,
                                  I will.

         Jacob grabs Scott by the front of his shirt, and yanks him
                                  to him.

                      Now, you listen to me. You ain't
                     gonna do a goddamn fucking thing,
                     you hear me! Nobody cares what you
                      think, I'm running this show, I
                            make the decisions.

                           He's running the show.

                      I'm running the show. I make the
                      plays, and you back the plays I
                       make. Stop thinking with your
                     fucking balls. Kate in a room with
                       a couple of desperate men with
                     nothing to fucking lose ain't the
                      time to "go for it." I need your
                            cover. Cover my ass.

                        There's a HONK behind them.

                       They both look out the window.
               It's their turn with the BORDER PATROL GUARDS.
                    JACOB takes the wheel and drives up.

              A stern BORDER GUARD approaches JACOB'S window.

                                BORDER GUARD
                             How many with you?

                             Just my son and I.

                                BORDER GUARD
                      What is your purpose in Mexico?

                      Vacation. I'm taking him to see
                            his first bullfight.

                            27 BACK TO BATHROOM

                     I'm curious. What was the nuttiest
                                thing I did?

                            This ain't the time.

                      oh, I know, was it possibly when
                     your ass was rotting in jail and I
                     broke it out? Yeah, you're right,
                     that was pretty fuckin' nutty. Not
                      to mention stupid. But you know
                      what? I can fix that right now.

           SETH HAULS off and PUNCHES Richard smack in the head.
                          Richard HITS the floor,
         Guard, Jacob, and Scott hear Richard fall in the bathroom.

                                BORDER GUARD
                               What was that?

                     Oh, that's just my daughter in the

                                BORDER GUARD
                     You said it was just you and your

                    I meant me, my son and my daughter.

                              CU BORDER GUARD

                                BORDER GUARD
                     Open the door. I'm coming aboard.

                           29 BACK TO BATHROOM 29
                                  CU KATE
         We can only see Kate's face. It's scared. We hear rustling
             around the bathroom, but we don't know what it is.

        Then it's quiet. Then we hear talking outside the door, but
                we can't make it out. Then we hear a knock.

                            I'm in the bathroom.

                            BORDER GUARD (O.S.)
                      It's the Border Patrol. Open up.

                                 It's open.

          We hear the door open and see the light change on Kate's
                          face. She's looking up.

                  BORDER GUARD in the doorway looking in.

         HE SEES: Kate by herself, pants around her ankles, sitting
                               on the toilet.

                       Do you mind? Shut the fucking

                                BORDER GUARD
                                 Excuse me.

                            He closes the door.
                          Kate lets out a breath.
         We wait a beat, Seth pulls back the curtain in the shower,
           we see Richie on the floor of the shower knocked out.

                          Seth and Kate meet eyes.

                       He gives her the O.K. signal.
                                  CUT TO:

                        30 BACK WINDOW MOTOR HOME 30

        We see through the back window of the motor home, the border
                 getting smaller as we drive away from it.

                     Scott knocks on the bathroom door.

                                It's clear.

                      Seth BURSTS out of the bathroom.

                        Goddamn, that was. intense!

          Seth goes to the back window. He sees the border getting
                farther and farther away. No cars following.

                                (to himself)
                                 We did it.
                              We're in Mexico.

               Seth throws his head back and SCREAMS for joy.

         Kate, emerging from the bathroom, reacts to Seth's scream,
                             along with Scott.

         Seth is so happy that he does a little jig in the back of
                                  the van.

         Everybody else is still tense as shit. But Seth lets go of
         all his tension, and becomes a new man before our eyes. he
                               turns to Kate.

                              (loud and happy)
                              Come here, Kate!

                     Kate, nervous, takes a step back.

         He charges for her. GRABS her, hugs her around her waist,
          and spins her around. When he lets her go, she stumbles
                           dizzily onto the bed.

                                 (to Kate)
                     You were magnificent! You told him
                         to shut the fucking door.

                                  SETH ( )
                     I'm hiding in the shower, and I'm
                      thinking to myself, "Did I just
                      fuckin' hear what I just fuckin'
                      heard? And what does he do -- he
                          shuts the fucking door!

                         Kate kind of half smiles.

                     If I was a bit younger, baby, I'd
                             fuckin' marry you!

              Seth goes up front and slaps Jacob on the back.

                      I gotta hand it to ya, Pops, you
                          raised a fuckin' woman.

         Jacob doesn't share Seth's enthusiasm, but he is relieved.

                       We did our part, we gotcha in
                       Mexico. Now it's time for your
                            part, letting us go.

                      Pops, when you're right, you're
                         right, and you are right.

                            (suddenly brightens)
                          You're gonna let us go?

                      In the morning, darlin', in the
                    morning, we are G-O-N-E and you are
                       F-R-E-E. Now, I know I put you
                     guys through hell, and I know I've
                      been one rough pecker, but from
                    here on end you guys are in my cool
                     book. Scotty, help me pick Richie
                     up, and lay him down. Jacob, keep
                     going on this road till you get to
                      a sign that says, "Digayo." When
                      you get to Digayo, turn this big
                     bastard left, go on down for a few
                     miles, then you see a bar called,
                      "The Titty Twister." From what I
                          hear, you can't miss it.


                       Then stop, 'cause that's where
                                we're going.

        He slaps him once again on the back, and leaves to attend to

                                  CUT TO:

        CLOSE-UP RICHARD without glasses. Unconscious, Seth slaps 31

                                 his face.

                                SETH (O.S.)
                     C'mon, kid, wake up. Don't make a
                             career out of it.

                Richard starts coming to and opens his eyes.
                     Seth sits at the foot of the bed.
                                 You okay?

                      Yeah, I think so. What happened?

                     I don't know, you just passed out.

                                   I did?

                     Yeah, we were just standing there.
                       You said something about your
                    shoulder hurting, then you just hit
                    the ground like a sack of potatoes.


                       Yeah, when you fell your head
                     smacked the toilet hard. It scared
                       the shit outta me. Sure you're

                      Yeah, I guess. I'm just a little
                                 fucked up.

                      Well, let me tell ya something,
                     gonna clear your head right up. We
                          are officially Mexicans.


                                 We are...
                      "South of the border down Mexico
                                   way. "

                                  We are?

                         Yep. We're heading for the
                        rendezvous right now. We get
                     there, we pound booze till Carlos
                     shows up, he escorts us to El Ray.
                     And then me and you, brother, kick
                       fuckin' back. How ya like them

                Slowly shaking the cobwebs out of his head.

                                  Far out.
                           Where are my glasses?

                         They broke when you fell.

                       Oh, fuck, Seth, that's my only

                    Don't worry about it, we'll get you
                               some glasses.

                    Whatdya mean, don't worry about it.
                    Of course I'm gonna worry about it,
                            I can't fuckin' see.

                      When we get to El Ray, I'11 take
                                care of it.

                            Yeah, like a Mexican
                      hole-in-the-wall's gonna have my
                           fuckin' prescription.

                      It's not a big deal, unless you
                     make it a big deal. Now, I'm real
                      happy, Richie, stop bringing me
                            down with bullshit.

                          Jacob calls to the back.

                             Guys! We're here.

                                  CUT TO:

                      32 A neon sign that flashes: 32

                             "THE TITTY TWISTER
                     Hiker/Trucker bar, Dusk till Dawn"

        Underneath the joint's proud name on the sign, and on top of
        "Biker/Trucker bar, Dusk till Dawn" is a well-endowed woman,
                whose breast is being twisted by a neon and.

                                   33 33
                        EXT. THE TITTY TWISTER NIGHT

          The neon sign sits on top of the rudest, sleaziest, most
        crab-infested, strip joint, honky-tonk whorehouse in all of

             The Titty Twister is located out in the middle of
        nowheresville. It sits by itself with nothing around it for
          miles. A plethora of choppers and eighteen wheelers are
           parked out in front. The walls almost pulsate from the
         LOUD, RAUNCHY MUSIC within the structure. Signs cover the
             walls outside reading things like: "NUDE DANCING,"

        In the parking lot, a BIKER and a TRUCK DRIVER beat the shit
        out of each other, one with a pipe, the other with a hammer.
        A SECOND BIKER fucks a Titty Twister WHORE against the wall.
          A greasy man, known as CHET PUSSY, stands in the parking
            lot, soliciting customers through a Mr. Microphone.

                       Pussy, pussy, pussy! All pussy
                       must go. At the Titty Twister
                     we're slashing pussy in half! This
                      is a pussy blow out! Make us an
                       offer on our vast selection of
                      pussy! We got white pussy, black
                    pussy, Spanish pussy, yellow pussy,
                     hot pussy, cold pussy, wet pussy,
                       tight pussy, big pussy, bloody
                       pussy, fat pussy, hairy pussy,
                      smelly pussy, velvet pussy, silk
                      pussy, Naugahyde pussy, snappin'
                    pussy, horse pussy, dog pussy, mule
                       pussy, fake pussy! If we don't
                        have it, you don't want it!

        The Fullers' recreational vehicle pulls into the parking lot
                                 and stops.

                       36 INT. MOTOR HOME - NIGHT 34

         What's left of the Fuller family and the Gecko family look
        out the windshield onto the sight that is the Titty Twister.

                               (to the group)
                       Okay, troops, this is the home
                       stretch. Here's the deal; this
                      place closes at dawn. Carlos is
                     gonna meet us here sometime before
                      dawn. Which by my guesstimate is
                      somewhere between three or four
                     hours from now. So we're gonna go
                    in there, take a seat, have a drink
                    -- have a bunch of drinks, and wait
                     for Carlos. That could be an hour,
                     that could be three hours, I don't
                     know which. But when he gets here,
                      me and Richie are going to leave
                     with him. After we split, you guys
                      are officially out of this stew
                       pot. Let me just say I'm real
                     happy about where we're at. We got
                    a real nice, "I don't fuck with you
                    -- you don't fuck with me" attitude
                      going on. Now, if everybody just
                      keeps playin' it cool -- and I'm
                       talking to you, too, Richie --
                      everybody's gonna get what they
                          want. Comprende, amigos?

                  Everybody nods and mutters in agreement.

                      Okay hard drinkers, let's drink
                              hard. I'm buyin'

                       35 EXT. PARKING LOT - NIGHT 35

          The camper door FLIES OPEN and the two brothers and the
                   Fuller family step out into the night.

         They look across the parking lot at the Titty Twister. It
          literally looks in some ways like the entrance to hell.

                      Out of the stew pot and into the

                       Shit, I been to bars make this
                    place look like a fuckin' 4-H club.

                    I gotta say I'm with Jacob on this.
                     I been to some fucked up places in
                     my time, but that place is fucked

                           Seth can't believe it.

                           (in a baby talk voice)
                    Aww-w, whatsa matter, is the little
                     baby too afraid to go into the big
                                 scary bar?

         The two brothers square off, not like strangers fighting,
          but like brothers fight. They talk real quiet, but real

                           That's what you think?

                     That's how you're lookin', Richie.

                            I'm lookin' scared?

                         That's what you look like.

                        You know what you look like?

                      No, Richie, what do I look like?

                           You're lookin' green.

                   That's not what Seth expected to hear.


                          Where are you right now?

                             What do you mean?

                               Where are you?

                             I'm here with you.

                       No, you're not. You're sippin'
                      margaritas in El Ray. But we're
                        not in El Ray. We're here --
                       getting ready to go in there.
                      You're so pleased with yourself
                       about getting into Mexico, you
                      think the job's down. It ain't.
                      Get back on the clock. That's a
                     fuck-with-you-bar. We hang around
                      there for a coupla hours, in all
                     likelihood, we'll get fucked with.
                    So get your shit together, brother.

                            My shit is together.

                          It don't look together.

                       Well, it is. Just because I'm
                    happy doesn't mean I'm on vacation.
                     You're just not used to seein' me
                       happy, 'cause it's been about
                     fifteen fuckin' years since I been
                       happy. But my shit is forever

                     Richard believes Seth's response.

                            Okay, just checkin'.

                    They walk toward the bar's entrance.
                   Chet Pussy talks into the microphone.
                             (yelling into the
                     Take advantage of our penny pussy
                      sale. Buy any piece of pussy at
                     our regular price, you get another
                     piece of pussy, of equal or lesser
                      value, for a penny. Now try and.
                     beat pussy for a penny! If you can
                     find cheaper pussy anywhere, fuck

              Chet notices our heroes, especially young Kate.

                          (in microphone, towards
                         What's this? A new flavor
                       approaching. Apple Pie Pussy.

                            Step aside, asshole.

                   Chet POKES HIS FINGER in Seth's CHEST.

                            Not so fast, Slick.

         Seth GRABS HOLD of Chet's FINGER, BENDS it BACKWARDS till
                           the BONE SNAPS in two.

                          Chet lets out a SCREAM.

         Seth VIOLENTLY brings his HEAD FORWARD PULVERIZING Chet's

                 Chet FALLS to his KNEES in front of Seth.

          Seth HOOKS him with a powerful FIST UNDER his CHIN that
            SNAPS Chet's HEAD BACK, and THROWS him on his BACK.

        After HITTING the GROUND, Seth SENDS a SAVAGE KICK straight
                     to Chet's FACE, ROLLING HIM OVER.

                                Chet is OUT.

                  The whole altercation took two seconds.

                   Everyone's in shock and looks at Seth.
                        Seth looks back at everyone.

                     Now, is my shit together, or is my
                               shit together?

                  Richard and Seth laugh with each other.

                            (slappin' Seth five)
                       Your shit is forever together!

         They head for the door. Richard stays behind for a second,
               and gives the fallen Chet a few, swift kicks,

                        INT. THE TITTY TWISTER NIGHT
                                   36 36

         If the Titty Twister looked like the asshole of the world
         from the outside, in the immortal words of Al Jolson, "You
          ain't seen nothin' yet." This is the kind of place where
        they sweep up the teeth and hose down the cum, the blood and
                            the beer at closing.

         In the back, TOPLESS DANCERS do lap dances with customers,
          at eardrum-bursting level. TWO MEN are in a savage BARE
         KNUCKLE FIGHT, surrounded by screaming customers of bikers
                               and truckers.

         One of the dancers is a man with a saddle on his back, his
          name is DANNY THE WONDER PONY. The woman on his back, in
          the saddle, feet in the stirrups, hands on the reins, is
         ATHENA, his rider. They dance around to the cheers of the

        Bikers and truckers play pool in the back. Fights break out
         here about one every ten minutes. The customers may start
                'em, but the bouncer, BIG EMILIO, ends 'em.

        Seth, Richard, Jacob, Scott and Kate walk through the door.
         They each individually take in the sights and the smells.
                    Seth is the first to say something.
                       Now this is my kinda place! I
                          could become a regular.

         The man behind the bar is RAZOR CHARLIE. He eyes the group
                             as they approach.

            Their difference from the usual road waif nomads who
         populate the Twister disturbs him. He exchanges a knowing
         look across the room with Big Emilio, as the group bellies
                               up to the bar.


                               RAZOR CHARLIE
                                (in English)
                          You can't come in here.

                               Whatdya mean?

                               RAZOR CHARLIE
                     This is a private club. You're not


                      Are you tellin' me I'm not good
                           enough to drink here?

                               RAZOR CHARLIE
                    This bar is for bikers and truckers
                           (points his finger to
                               You, get out!

         Big Emilio almost magically appears behind Seth and places

                                 BIG EMILIO
                            (to Seth in Spanish)
                               Walk, Pendaho.

        Seth slowly turns his eyes to the big hand on his shoulder.

                           Take your hand off me.

                                 BIG EMILIO
                        I'm going to count to three.

                      No, I'm going to count to three.

                                 BIG EMILIO


                         Jacob jumps in the middle.

                       Now wait a minute, there's no
                     reason to get ugly. There's just a
                      misunderstanding going on here.
                     You said this bar is for truckers
                       and bikers, Well, I'm a truck

                         Everybody looks at Jacob.

                  As Jacob talks he takes out his wallet.

                       If you look outside your door,
                     parked in your parking lot, you'll
                    see a big ass recreational vehicle.
                       That's mine. In order to drive
                     that legally, you need a class two
                     driver's license. That is the same
                    license that the DMV requires truck
                     drivers to carry in order to drive
                                  a truck.
                         (he takes the license out
                         of his wallet and lays it
                                on the bar)
                      That is me, and this is my class
                        two license. This is a truck
                     driver's bar, I am a truck driver,
                         and these are my friends.

             Everybody's a little stunned after Jacob's speech.

        Razor Charlie picks up the license, looks at Jacob, looks at
                     everyone in the party and smiles.

                               RAZOR CHARLIE
                                 (to Jacob)
                     Welcome to the Titty Twister. What
                               can I get you?

                     Seth BRUSHES OFF Big Emilio's paw.

                    Bottle of whiskey and five glasses.

         Razor Charlie's eyes go to Seth. Even though he has a big
         smile on his face, he looks like he's going to kill Seth.
                         But instead he just says,

                               RAZOR CHARLIE
                              Coming right up.

                     Razor Charlie goes for the bottle.
          Big Emilio gives the party one last look and walks away.
             Richard gives Jacob a buddy punch on the shoulder.
                              Good job, Pops.

                  Seth's still frying an egg on his head.

                        That's just fuckin' typical.
                      Biggest number one problem with
                     Mexico, it's not service oriented.
                      I was feelin' so good, and those
                       fuckin' spies brought me down.

                     Richard puts his arm around Seth.

                          Fuck 'em, shake it off,

              Razor Charlie brings the bottle and the glasses.
                    Seth looks at the guy, still pissed.
                           You serve food, Jose?

        Razor Charlie knows Seth's taunting him with a racial slur,
                        But he just smiles and says,

                               RAZOR CHARLIE
                              Best in Mexico.

                     I kinda doubt that. We're grabbin'
                      a table, send over a waitress to
                              take our order.

                Seth walks away, and the group follows him.

          We just hang on the evil wheels turning inside of Razor
                              Charlie's head.

         The five of them move across the floor to a table. As they
        walk, Kate attracts stares, wolf whistles and rude comments
          from some of the patrons. Jacob keeps near his daughter.

             The dancers do their sexy routines. A big-chested,
         wild-haired blonde catches Scott's eye. She winks at him.

              Richard leans over and whispers in Scott's ear.

                     Anytime you want a lap dance with
                     that broad, say the word. It's on
                                 me, kiddo.

                     He gives the boy's neck a squeeze.
                   Jacob's eyes survey the surroundings.
         Big Emilio and Razor Charlie quietly exchange words about
                           the party in Spanish.

                               RAZOR CHARLIE
                                (in Spanish)
                     They're not the normal road trash
                     we normally feed on. But it'll be
                      okay. No one knows they're here.

                The five of them find a table and sit down.

        Seth, still in a bad mood, takes the cork out of the whiskey
         bottle and tosses it. He pours Richie and himself a glass.

                                 Who else?


                             (picking a fight)
                      Why not, against your religion?

                             (won't be baited)
                        No, I do drink, I'm just not
                               drinking now.

                        Suit yourself, more for me.
                                 (to Scott)

                         Scott shakes his head no.

                                 (to Kate)
                               How 'bout you?

                                  SETH ( )
                           (pointing at Scott and
                       are safer in here with us than
                     wandering around a Mexican border
                     town all night long. Just don't do
                      nothin' stupid and we'll all get
                                along fine.
                                 (to Scott)
                     Scotty, you sure you don't want a

                            Okay, I'11 have one.

                               No you won't.

                          Seth pours Scott a shot.

                    Sorry, Pops, but I'm drinkin' and I
                     don't like drinkin' alone. Bottoms
                                  up, boy.

              Scott takes the drink and he, too, experiences a
                           non-drinker's tremor.

                            Seth turns to Kate.

                      How about you, cutie pie? Ready
                               for round two?


        Seth just passes her the bottle. She pours her own shot and
                              knocks it back.

                                 (to Seth)
                     Hey, Dr. Frankenstein, I think you
                          just created a monster.

                   Jacob turns to Seth and asks quietly.

                          Why are you so agitated?

                      I'm still stewing about that ape
                            laying hands on me.

                                  SETH ( )
                    And that fuckin' bartender sticks a
                            weed up my ass, too.

                              He backed down.

                     He's smilin' at us. But behind his
                       smile, he's sayin', "Fuck you
                     Jack." I hear that loud and clear.

                         What are you going to do?

                          (picking up the whiskey
                     I'm gonna just sit here and drain
                      this bottle. And when I've drunk
                       the last drop, if I still feel
                    then, the way I feel now, I'm gonna
                     take this bottle and break it over
                              his melon head.

                    Before we stepped in here, you told
                      all of us to be cool. That means
                                 you, too.

                              (tossing it off)
                     I never said do what I do, I said
                               do what I say.

                      Are you so much a fucking loser,
                      you can't tell when you've won?

           Richard, Kate and Scott both turn to Jacob. Nobody can
        believe what he just said. Neither can Seth who calmly lays
                          down his drinking glass.

                           What did you call me?

                          Nothing. I didn't make a
                       statement. I asked a question.
                     Would you like me to ask it again?
                      Very well. Are you such a loser
                      you can't tell when you've won?
                      The entire state of Texas, along
                      with the F.B.I., is looking for
                      you. Did they find you? No. They
                     couldn't. They had every entrance
                     to the border covered. There's no
                     way you could get across. Did you?
                      Yes, you did. You've won, Seth,
                                 enjoy it.

               Seth looks at Jacob, then picks up the bottle.

                     Jacob, I want you to have a drink
                             with me. I insist.

        Jacob slides his empty glass.over to Seth. Seth pours booze
        in Jacob's glass and his own. Both men pick up the glasses.

                              To your family.

                                 To yours.

         They both knock 'em back and slap the empty glasses down.

                        Now, is your shit together?

                             Forever together.

                            Seth turns to Scott.

                      In that camper out there I saw a
                      guitar. I take it that's yours.

                              Yeah, it's mine.

                      Go out and bring it in. I feel a
                              song coming on.

                                  CUT TO:

      37 Seth sitting at the table, playing guitar, singing Mexican 37
           songs. Some bikers, truckers, and whores have gathered
         around their table. Everyone's groovin'. Seth finishes the
                         song. Everybody applauds.

          Razor Charlie behind the bar grabs the greasy microphone
                     that he uses to announce dancers.

                               RAZOR CHARLIE
                            (announcer voice in
                     And now for your viewing pleasure.
                      The Mistress of the Macabre. The
                     Epitome of Evil. The most sinister
                     woman to dance on the face of the
                       earth. Lowly dogs, get on your
                     knees, bow your heads and worship
                          at the feet of SANTANICO

                          The lights go down low.
                          A light hits the stage.
         The opening notes of the Coaster's "Down in Mexico" fills
                                 the room.

                            The crowd hushes up.

               And on the stage steps SANTANICO PANDEMONIUM.

         This Mexican goddess is beautiful, but not the beauty that
        Stendhal described in "As the Promise of Happiness," but the
              beauty of the siren who lures men to their doom.

           She dances to the raunchy music, netlike she owned the
                    stage, but like she owned the world.

         And if the patrons of the Titty Twister are her world, the
                    world is proud to be her possession.

              All activity in the bar, save Santanico, stops.
             Even the Fuller/Gecko table falls under her spell.
                    Especially Richard, Scott and Kate.
        Seth knows this song and accompanies from the table with the

              When the music builds to its explosive section.

        Santanico LEAPS from the stage, LANDING in the middle of the

         She does an eyes-closed voodoo dance in perfect step with
                                 the beat.
          As the music continues to play, a very fucked-up looking
           Chet Pussy walks in. He goes over to Razor Charlie and
             points at Seth's table, describing what happened.

         As the last verse plays, Santanico, like a snake, comes up
             from the ground, on top of the Fuller/Gecko table.

                  Richard, Kate and Scott are enraptured.

         Santanico scans the table, zeroing in on our boy Richard.
                            She STANDS OVER him.

        While moving her body to the music, she lifts up the whisky
         bottle from the table, and pours the whiskey down her leg.

         She lifts up her foot, with the whiskey dripping from her
                   toes, and sticks it in Richard's face.

                          (to Richard in Spanish)
                                 Drink up.

            Richie, mesmerized, sucks the whiskey off her toes.
                            The CROWD GOES WILD.
                Santanico smiles, master of all she surveys.

                      Jacob and Scott are embarrassed.

         Kate, oddly enough, is turned on by the controlling power
              this woman has over a man she's deathly feared.

         Seth laughs out loud a Mexican "yi yi yiii" laugh, keeping
                         the beat with his guitar.

         Across the room, Razor Charlie, Chet by his side, motions
          over Big Emilio. He begins explaining with pointing what
                       Seth and company did to Chet.

                    Richard continues to suck her toes.

         The song ends, Santanico extracts her foot from Richard's
           mouth. Steps off the table. Takes a drink of whiskey.
                     Looks down at the seated Richard.

            She GRABS the back of his hair, YANKS his head BACK.
                 His mouth OPENS because she's hurting him.
         She LEANS her FACE OVER his like she's going to kiss him.
         Then let's the whiskey from her mouth fall into his. They
                                never touch.
                            The crowd applauds.
            She lets go of Richard's hair. Except for Jacob and
          Richard, both for their own reasons, the table applauds,
                           none louder than Seth.

                      Brave! Brave! Brave! Now that's
                        what I call a fuckin' show!

         One of Santanico's FLUNKIES brings the naked woman a robe,
                             which she puts on.

           Richard, still in a daze, looks up at his new friend.

                           (snapping his fingers)
                      Earth to Richie. Don't you wanna
                      ask your new friend to join us?


                       Well, then ask her, dumb ass.

                         (looking up at Santanico)
                       For favor, Senorita. Would you
                              care to join us?

                                (to Richard)
                             Muy bien, gracias.

        Santanico sits down next to Richie. Seth pours her a drink.

                         Richie, you lucky bastard!

                               (to Santanico)
                    Now, little lady, you could of just
                      as easily done that to me. Whoa
                      Nelly! You got my dick harder'n
                            Chinese arithmetic.

                             The table laughs.

                     Which reminds me of a joke. Little
                     Red Riding Hood is walking through
                      the forest and she comes across
                     Little Bo Peep, and Little Bo Peep

                                  SETH ( )
                      "Little Red Riding Hood, are you
                     crazy? Don't you know the Big Bad
                     Wolf is walking these woods and if
                     he finds you he's gonna pull down
                        your dress and squeeze your
                      titties?" Then Little Red Riding
                     Hood hitches up her skirt and taps
                     a .357 Magnum she has holstered on
                     her thigh and says: "No he won't."

          As Seth tells his joke, Jacob notices Razor Charlie, Big
            Emilio and Chet moving rapidly towards their table.

                                (to himself)
                                 Oh, shit.
                                 (to Seth)
                                  Seth --

                            Seth waves him away.

                       Not now. So finally she comes
                    across the Big Bad Wolf and the Big
                       Bad Wolf's laughing and says:
                     "Little Red Riding Hood, you know
                      better than to be walking around
                      these woods alone. You know I'm
                     just gonna have to pull down your
                      dress and squeeze your titties."
                     Then Little Red Riding Hood whips
                     out her .357, cocks it, sticks it
                       in the Big Bad Wolf's face and
                     says: "No you won't. You're gonna
                     eat me, just like the story says."

        Seth starts laughing at his own joke uproariously. Richard,
        Kate, Scott and Santanico join in too. Before Jacob can say
                                anything --

                The Titty Twister trio stand over the table.

                               RAZOR CHARLIE
                            (to Chet in Spanish)
                                 Which one?

                             (pointing at Seth)
                     This piece of shit broke my finger
                               and my nose...
                           (pointing at Richard)
                       then this fag kicked me in the
                           ribs while I was down.

                     That's all Big Emilio has to hear.
                                 BIG EMILIO
                          (to the Gecko brothers)

                             Fuck off, ape man!

         Big Emilio leans in with his beefy hand, GRABS Richard by
         the shoulder. Richard lets out a howl as blood pours from
                           his wounded shoulder.

                    Santanico steps back from the table.

         Seth jumps to his feet and FIRES a round from his .45 into
          Big Emilio, sending his bullet-ridden body to the floor.
         Razor Charlie whips out a straight version of his namesake
                     and SLASHES Seth across the face.

        Seth SCREAMS at the top of his lungs as his hand goes up to
                            his laid open cheek.

          Richard, who has fallen to the ground holding his wound,
                   brings up his .45 and starts BLASTING.

         Razor Charlie takes a bullet in the head, chest and belly
                         before he hits the floor.

         Jacob and his children have hit the floor as well to stay
                              out of gunfire.

         The bikers, truckers, waitresses and whores all stop what
                              they were doing.

            The music continues to play, though the dancers stop

            Santanico, who's closest to the two brothers, smells

                            Her NOSTRILS FLARE.

         Richard moves to his brother, who takes out a handkerchief
                          and puts it to his face.

                                How are you?

                     Scarred for life, that's how I am!

             Seth looks up and sees Chet still standing there.

                      You thought it was pretty funny,
                                didn't you?

                        Both brothers FIRE on Chet.
         Chet's blown left... right... left... right... then drops,
                   Pointing their guns towards the crowd.
                      Everybody be cool, or you'll be
                        just as dead as these fucks!

           SLOW MOTION: Blood drips down the side of Seth's face.
                  SLOW MOTION: It splatters to the floor.
        The CAMERA scans the crowd. The patrons are scared, but the
              waitresses, whores and dancers lick their lips.

         SLOW MOTION: Blood drips from Richard's shoulder. It falls
                         to the floor, splattering.

          WE MOVE INTO SANTANICO'S FACE. A special aroma fills her
          nostrils. Her eyes lock on Richard. The look on her face
               could easily be read as intense sexual desire.

                              CU KATE ON FLOOR

           looks up and watches, eyes wide with fear, Santanico's

              Her NOSE RECEDES INTO her face like a rodent's.
                    The whites of her eyes turn YELLOW.
               The FANGS of a beast PROTRUDE from her mouth.
                         Kate yells from the floor.
                             Richie, look out!

                       Before Richie can turn around.

              SINKS her FANGS into Richie's wounded SHOULDER.

                Richard LETS LOOSE with an agonizing SCREAM.

                      Seth turns to his brother's cry.

        He sees SANTANICO PANDEMONIUM, like a mongoose attached to a
          cobra, legs wrapped around Richard's waist, fangs buried
          deep in his shoulder, and Richard screaming and slamming
                      about, trying to knock her off.

                          Richard screams to Seth:

                       Shoot her! Shoot her! Get her

         Seth tries to aim his gun, but there's too much movement.
                         He can't get a clear shot.

         Jacob and his children can't believe what they're seeing.

         Richard can't take it anymore, his knees buckle. Santanico
                        rides him down to the floor.

        Seth gets a clear shot, he takes aim and FIRES, hitting the
               vamp in the head, blowing her off his brother.

         Richard, who's on all fours, tries to stand and gets about
                     half way before he stops, saying:

                          (with his dying breath)
                               Fucking Bitch!

                         He tumbles over, a corpse.


          Suddenly, the eyes of Big Emilio, Razor Charlie and Chet
          Pussy pop open. The "dead" men sit up with evil grins on
                                their faces.

                            The patrons scream.

         A WHORE locks the front door (which is a complicated lock
        with steel rods going into the ground), turns toward the bar
                                 and yells:

                             Dinner is served!

         The bikers and truckers who have been transfixed, watching
         the impossible, realize that the waitresses, naked dancers
        and whores who they were pawing just five minutes ago, have
           turned into yellow-eyed, razor-fanged, drool-dripping

                             The vamps attack.

                  What follows is a shark feeding frenzy.
        Whores, who had been sitting on customer's laps, sink their
                         teeth into unshaven necks.

        Naked strippers and bikers wail the shit out of each other.
        Truckers get their heads caved in by women half their size.
           The patrons use whatever they can find to fend off the
        monsters: chairs, chair legs, broken bottles, switchblades,

         Jacob, Kate and Scott make a dash and dive behind the bar.
                            They hide and watch.

         Seth stands where his was, limp dick of a .45 in his hand,
         too freaked, scared and stunned to do anything. He stands
                motionless, watching what he can't believe.

         Behind him, Santanico, who lies next to the dead Richard,
                               eyes POP OPEN.

                     She RISES in her snake/dance way.

           Seth feels her and SPINS in her direction, gun raised.

                     Let's see if you taste as good as
                               your brother.

        She approaches Seth, who FIRES at her. BAM... BAM... BAM...
         CLICK,.. CLICK... CLICK... CLICK. She laughs and gives her
          hair a toss back. Seth, moving backwards, is terrified.

        Santanico gives Seth a SWINGING ROUNDHOUSE PUNCH to the JAW
        that sends him FLYING over a table, SLIDING ACROSS the FLOOR
                             and INTO the WALL.

        A bad ass biker named FROST, with a hideous burn on the side
        of his face, stands on top of a pool table, swinging a pool
                   cue, left to right, fending off vamps.

             Big Emilio picks up a biker who stabbed him with a
        switchblade and throws the poor bastard from one end of the
                             bar to the other.

          The biker-winner of the bare knuckle fight, SEX MACHINE,
                     goes head to head with a stripper.

        The vamp might have superhuman strength, but Sex Machine has
          close to superhuman strength, and he's matching the vamp
                            bitch blow for blow.

         Then he GRABS her by the waist, LIFTS her up over his head
        and BRINGS her DOWN HARD on an upturned table, IMPALING her
                             on the wooden leg.

          FROST is still swinging his POOL CUE, when Razor Charlie
                      appears, straight razor in hand.

           Frost JUMPS off the table to meet the challenge. Razor
         Charlie SWINGS at him, Frost LEAPS back, SWINGING his pool
         cue at him. They do this dance, till Frost CRACKS Charlie
          UPSIDE the HEAD with the pool cue, breaking it in half.
         Charlie FEELS the HIT. Frost PLUNGES the splintered end of
                     the cue in Razor Charlie's heart.

         Green blood comes out of his chest, as Charlie screams the
                          vampire's death scream.

          Seth comes to and finds Santanico standing over him. He
          tries to rise, but Santanico places her bare foot on his
        chest, pinning him down to the floor. He tries to move, but
         the pressure of her foot is equivalent to an engine block
                            placed on his chest.

                    I'm not gonna drain you completely.
                      You're gonna turn for me, You'll
                      be my slave. You'll live for me.
                    You'll eat bugs because I order it.
                    Because I don't think you're worthy
                     of human blood, you'll feed on the
                     blood of stray dogs. You'll be my
                       foot stool. And at my command,
                      you'll lick the dog shit from my
                     boot heel. Since you'll be my dog,
                       your new name will be "Spot."
                            Welcome to slavery.

                           sailing end over end.

                                CU SANTANICO

         looking down at Seth, her face contorts to FEED MODE, when
            the bottle HITS her SQUARE in the HEAD, SHATTERING.

                 We see that Jacob behind the bar threw it.

             Santanico, bathed in whiskey and broken glass, is
                 momentarily dazed. She looks down at Seth.

                   Seth sits up, .45 in hand, and fires.

           Santanico is HIT in the CHEST. The bullet from the gun
                    makes the liquor-soaked robe ignite.

                Santanico SCREAMS as she GOES UP IN FLAMES.

        Big Emilio sees Santanico's fiery death. He lets out a cry.

                                 BIG EMILIO

                He turns his hateful gaze on the two humans.

        Seth and Jacob see Big Emilio zeroing in on them, Then they
         see him move his big frame in their direction. Seth turns
                                 to Jacob.

                           We may be in trouble.

          Big Emilio walks steadily through the bar like Godzilla
        walks through Tokyo. Tipping over tables, knocking fighting
         vamps and humans alike on their asses on his way to stamp
         out Seth and Jacob. A TRUCKER JUMPS in his path to attack
         him, with a QUICK SWING of his hand the trucker is brushed
               aside, receiving a broken neck for the effort.

          Big Emilio never breaks his stride or takes his eyes off
                              Seth and Jacob.

         Seth and Jacob both grab pieces of wood, holding it like a
        weapon, but the wood looks puny compared to their opponent.

                    Big Emilio stands in front of them.
                     The two men hold their wood tight.
         Fangs grow in Big Emilio's mouth that make him look like a
                            huge walking shark.

        Just when Big Emilio's ready to strike, he hears behind him,

                                VOICE (O.S.)
                           Hey, you, monkey man!

           Big Emilio turns and sees Sex Machine across the room.

                                SEX MACHINE
                    Anything you gotta say to them, say
                                to me first.

           Both Seth and Jacob ATTACK Big Emilio from behind. He
                       effortlessly knocks them away.

                         They both hit the ground.

         Sex Machine gestures with his hand to Big Emilio to "come

           Big Emilio CHARGES towards Sex Machine, like a runaway

             Sex Machine stands his ground waiting for IMPACT.
                         The two huge men COLLIDE.
        What follows is literally a war of the Gargantuans. The two
          mastiffs POUND each other till one buckles. Finally, the
          one who buckles first is Big Emilio, who HITS the floor.

        Once on the floor, Seth and Jacob, stand over the huge vamp,
         BEATING him with clubs and pipes, like L.A.'s finest. The
          vamp can do nothing except SQUIRM on the floor from the
                              savage beating.

                                SEX MACHINE
                               That's enough.

                            Jacob and Seth stop.

         Sex Machine holds a pool cue in his hand. He SNAPS off the
        end tip, making it jagged, and like a spear, STICKS it into
         big vamp's fallen body. Big Emilio, SCREAMS, TWITCHES and
          dies. The pool cue sticks out straight up from the dead

           Chet Pussy spies Ms. Apple Pie Pussy herself, Kate. He
        breaks into a lecherous grin and licks the blood from around
                                 his mouth.

        Kate and Scott are cowering behind the bar when Chet appears
          over the top. They both let out a scream. Scott goes to
        protect his sister and receives a punch in the face for his
                        trouble. Chet dives at Kate.

                     You know what everybody says about
                                me? I suck!

         Chet goes to bite Kate, grabbing at her t-shirt, and sees
          her crucifix. HE recoils backwards. Scott grabs hold of
          his head from behind. Kate jumps up from the floor, rips
         off her cross and grabs Chet by his beatnik beard, opening
          his mouth. She SHOVES the cross inside. Chet's eyes roll
         up back into his head. Scott SLAPS Chet hard on the back.


         Chet has swallowed the crucifix. A SIZZLING sound is heard
           moving down from his throat to his belly. He opens his
           mouth and lets out a noise similar to a train whistle.
          He jumps up from behind the bar, doing a wild dance from
           pain. He jumps from wall to wall and floor to ceiling,
                          screaming all the while.

        Kate and Scott watch him from the bar, mischievous grins on
                                their faces.

        Chet is on his knees, arms stretched out, yelling at the top
                    of his lungs like a vamp King Lear.


             Chet breaks off a chair leg, muttering to himself.

                     Stop the pain, stop the pain, stop
                     the pain, stop the pain, stop the

        He plunges the stake into his own heart, but instead of the
           vampire's cry that escapes from the others upon being
                  staked, Chet lets out a sigh of relief.

          By this time there are not too many people left. Most of
         the vampire have been killed by wooden stakes and most of
               the customers have been butchered or drained.

         All that's left on the vampire side are two naked dancers
         and two whores. On the human side are Seth, Jacob and his
         kids, Sex Machine and Frost. Aside from the children, who
        are hiding behind the bar, all the humans are holding wooden

        The four human men group together. The four female vampires
          charge, teeth exposed, snarling and dripping with blood.
         Seth, Jacob, Sex Machine and Frost raise their weapons and
           slam, almost simultaneously, the four vamps. All four
                        staked bodies hit the floor.

          Kate and Scott run from behind the bar to their father's

          They all stand looking at the horrible carnage that has
            taken place. The floor is littered with dead bodies.

                     Ain't they supposed to burn up or

             At that moment a bright flash ERUPTS, illuminating
          everyone's face. The sound of quick burning flames fills
           the air. Everybody shields their eyes from the intense
                  light, which lasts only a split second.

          It vanishes, along with the bodies of the vampires. All
         that remains is a smoldering mess of goo where the bodies
                                 once lay.

         They all stare at the mess for a few seconds and then RUN
         for the door. It's locked. They BANG on the door, but it's
           useless. It ain't budging, yet they all go on banging.

            Except for Seth. He never ran for the door. He walks
           over to his dead brother's body and kneels beside it.

                          He takes his dead hand.

                     Richie, I'm sorry I fucked things
                       up. You'd really like it in El
                       Ray. We'd find peace there. I
                     love you little brother, I'11 miss
                                  ya bad.

                 Seth goes to kiss his brother's lips when,
                  RICHARD'S EYES POP OPEN. They're YELLOW.
                     Seth RAISES his head in surprise.
                     I'm glad you feel that way, Seth.
                              I love you, too.

         Richard GRABS Seth by the front of his shirt and pulls him
           down to him. Fangs are now exposed. Seth tries to pull
           away. He SCREAMS for the others to help. Richard PULLS
         Seth down to striking distance and opens his mouth to take
         the big bite, when Sex Machine grabs Seth from behind and
         YANKS him from Richard's grasp. Jacob, Frost and the kids
         have surrounded Richard and proceed to KICK him and STOMP
           his head. Sex Machine picks up a chair and SMASHES it
        against a wall. He picks up one of the chair legs and walks
         over to where the others are holding Richard down. Richard
           sees the wood in the biker's hand. He knows what that
        means. Seth whips out his .45 and points it at Sex Machine.

                     Touch my brother with that stake,
                     biker, and vampires won't need to
                    suck your blood, they'll be able to
                         lick it up off the floor.

                                SEX MACHINE
                       He ain't your brother no more.
                     That's a matter of opinion, and I
                      don't give a fuck about your's.

         Jacob, Frost and the kids continue to hold Richard down to
                                the ground.

                      Don't be an idiot, he'll kill us

                      Seth aims his gun at the group.

                                  Shut up!

                            Richard's giggling,

                               Yeah, shut up.

         Seth, still holding the outstretched gun, takes the stake
              out of Sex Machine's hand. Seth lowers the .45.

                               Hold him down.

                 The smile evaporates from Richard's face.

                    Richie, here's the peace in death I
                       could never give you in life.

        Seth puts the stake over Richard's heart. Using the butt of
         his .45 like a hammer, he POUNDS the stake into Richard's
         heart. Richard screams and dies. They all stand around the
         body as it BURSTS INTO FLAMES and disintegrates into goo.
         Seth breaks away from the group and walks over to the bar.
         He grabs a bottle of whiskey and starts downing it. Kate,
         of all people, walks away from the group and joins Seth at
                                  the bar.

                               Are you okay?

                      Peachy! Why shouldn't I be? The
                     world's my oyster, except for the
                      fact that I just rammed a wooden
                    stake in my brother's heart because
                       he turned into a vampire, even
                    though I don't believe in vampires.
                        Aside from that unfortunate
                     business, everything's hunky-dory.
                             I'm really sorry.

                     Bullshit! You hate us. If you had
                       half a chance you'd feed us to

                             Then why didn't I?

                         Jacob walks over to Seth.

                      I saved your life. I didn't have
                      to, but I did. And I'm sorry you
                     lost your brother. I'm sorry he's
                     dead. I'm sorry everybody's dead.
                    Now, if we're gonna get out of this
                    we need each other. And we need you
                       sober and thinking, not drunk

          As Jacob has been talking, a sound has started that has
          grown LOUDER and LOUDER. Jacob stops in mid-sentence to
                                identify it.

                           What the hell is that?

                       At first I just thought it was

                                SEX MACHINE
                     No, it's more of a gnawing sound.
                     Birds peck, they don't gnaw. Rats

                   Seth puts the bottle in his hand down.

                                 It's bats.

                      38 EXT. TITTY TWISTER - NIGHT 38

         The outside of the Titty Twister is literally covered with
         hats, CLAWING, FLAPPING, GNAWING, trying like hell to get

          Everybody listens to the bats SCRATCHING and clawing all
        along the walls, the roof and at the front door. Everyone's
        scared shitless and nobody has the slightest idea what to do
         next. The door begins to crack and splinter, little claws
                          poke their way through.

                              Give me a hand!

         Jacob runs to a table top. He grabs it and covers the area
         the bats are trying to claw through. The others grab other
                items to help secure and barricade the door.

        As the survivors are panickedly boarding up the door and the
        windows, a DEAD BIKER that the vampires fed on pops open his
         yellow eyes. He sits up and sees all the furious activity.
         Everyone's so busy they don't notice their new friend. The
          dead biker vamp sets his sights on Kate, who's putting a
          board into place. He springs to his feet and POUNCES on
         her, just as Sex Machine turns from across the room in her

                                SEX MACHINE
                             Watch out, girly!

           The biker vamp GRABS Kate from behind. She lets out a
         scream. The vamp holds her close to him in a bear hug, but
         she's moving around so much he can't get a clear bite. The
         others hear the scream and look toward Kate. Sex Machine,
        Big Emilio's baseball bat in hand, is halfway to the rescue.
         As the biker vamp opens his mouth to take a juicy bite out
          of Kate's shoulder, Kate RAMS her head back, hitting the
         vamp in the mouth and breaking his fangs. He releases her
          and spits out his teeth just as Sex Machine runs up and
        SWINGS the baseball bat upside the vamp's head, breaking the
         bat in two and sending the vamp to the floor. As the vamp
        lies on the floor seeing stars, Sex Machine grabs one of the
         broken ends of the bat and SHOVES it in the vamp's heart.
                      He dies and bursts into flames.

         At that point, three other dead victims rise to a sitting
          position. Sex Machine grabs a chair and THROWS it to the
                ground, breaking it. He grabs the four legs.

                                SEX MACHINE
                           (mumbling to himself)
                         Goddamn fuckin' vampires.

           The biker has turned into Captain Sex Machine, Vampire
         Hunter. He stakes two of the vampires as they get to their
          feet. Both SPEW green blood, scream, die and burst into
          flames. The third, a trucker vampire wearing a cat cap,
        SMACKS Sex Machine in the mouth, which sends the biker for a

        As CAT CAP runs toward the fallen Sex Machine, Kate JUMPS on
        his back from behind. Both of them go tumbling into a stack
         of whiskey cases. Sex Machine runs over and grabs Kate by
          the hand, pulling her up and out of the way. Cat Cap is
         lying in a pile of broken bottles and whiskey. Sex Machine
        raises his stake as Cat Cap dies and DRIVES it in the vamp's
          black heart. Cat Cap dies and bursts into flames, which
                  hits the whiskey, starting a giant fire.

                                SEX MACHINE

           Frost and Jacob stop barricading and run to the fire.

                              (to Sex Machine)
                     We'll put this out. You stake the
                           rest of these fuckers.

                                SEX MACHINE
                              Way ahead of ya.
                                 (to Kate)
                          What's your name, girly?

                            Kate, what's yours?

                                SEX MACHINE
                     Sex Machine. Pleased to meet'cha.
                          Kate, let's stake these
                           blood-sucker fuckers.

        E(ate and Sex Machine give each other a high five and go to
                       work STAKING the dead bodies.

         Jacob and FROST beat down the fire with their jackets and
                         whatever else is at hand.

         A hole begins to appear where a window had been plastered
         over. Little claws scrape their way through. Scott stands
                          in front of the window.

                             We got a problem!

        Seth, who is barricading doors and window, looks in scott's
        direction. The hole in the plaster cracks open and out POPS
         a little, fleshy vampire bat/rat head. The bat/rat, which
        is SQUEAKING and HISSING its head off, tries to SQUEEZE its
                    body through the newly formed hole.

         Seth, gun in hand, RUNS to the window. He points the .45,
               point-blank range at the head of the bat/rat.

         The bat/rat sees this, makes an "oh shit" face, and YANKS
                      his head back through the hole.

         Seth was ready to fire, he lowers his gun in bewilderment,

                                   WHAM !

          The bat/rat BURSTS through the hole, like shot out of a
          cannon, HITTING Seth in the gut and sending him FLYING,
                         LANDING HARD on his back.

        Once Seth hits the ground, the bat-thing (which has the body
        of a fat rat with a bat's large wingspan) lickity-split RUNS
         UP Seth's body to his juggler. Seth's hand GRABS the bat's
         neck, and tries to PUSH it away. But the bat-thing has its
         CLAWS DUG in Seth's clothes. The bat-thing is just inches
                  from Seth's face. Its mouth is SNAPPING.

                        Get this bastard off of me!

          Frost leaves Jacob with the fire, comes from behind and
               GRABS the bat-thing and YANKS it off of Seth.

          Sex Machine and Kate are a green, bloody mess from their
         preventative staking of dead bodies. Sex Machine kneels by
          a dead body, raising the stake in his hand to spear him.
         The body SPRINGS UP and bites Sex Machine on the arm. Red
          blood squirts all over. Sex Machine screams, then brings
           the stake down in the body's chest. It dies, burns and
         turns into goo. Sex Machine holds his bit arm and wraps it
         with a piece of his shirt. He quickly looks around to see
          if anybody saw him get bit. Nobody saw it, everybody was
                                 too busy.

         Frost holds the FLAPPING, FIGHTING, SNAPPING bat-thing in
           front of him at arm's length. He struggles with it for
                              awhile, then...

         BASHES its head against the bar. The first bash takes some
        fight out of the little fucker, so... Frost BASHES his head
           against the bar six or seven times. He then THROWS the
        bat-thing on the bar, turns it over, garbs a pencil in a cup
        next to the register, and RAMS it in the bat-thing's heart.
         The bat-thing coughs and dies. There's a FLASH of FLAMES,
                         followed by a pile of goo.

        Sex Machine and Kate have covered up a hole in the plastered
        window with a table while Frost, Scott and Seth wrestle with
                               the bat-thing.

                        Jacob has put out the fire.
         Everybody comes together, exhausted, and takes a breather.
          Outside, the bats continue to try and claw their way in.

                             Is everybody okay?

                          Everyone mutters "yeah."

                    Okay, does anybody here know what's
                                 going on?

                      Yeah, I know what's going on. We
                      got a bunch of fuckin' vampires
                      outside trying to get inside and
                     suck our fuckin' blood! That's it,
                       plain and simple. And I don't
                      wanna hear any bullshit about "I
                     don't believe in vampires" because
                    I don't fuckin' believe in vampires
                     either. But I-do believe in my own
                     two fuckin' eyes, and with my two
                     eyes I saw fuckin' vampires! Now,
                     does everybody agree we're dealin'
                               with vampires.

                             Everybody agrees.

                             You too, preacher?

                      I'm like you. I don't believe in
                     vampires, but I believe in what I

                      Good for you. Now, since we all
                         believe we're dealing with
                      vampires, what do we know about
                      vampires? Crosses hurt vampires.
                            Do you have a cross?

                             In the Winnebago.

                            In other words, no.

                     What are you talking about? We got
                        crosses all over the place.

                                 SCOTT ( )
                     All you gotta do is put two sticks
                       together and you got a cross.

                                SEX MACHINE
                       He's right. Peter Cushing does
                             that all the time.

                     I don't know about that. In order
                     for it to have any power, I think
                    it's gotta be an official crucifix.

                       What's an official cross? Some
                     piece of tin made in Taiwan? What
                      makes that official? If a cross
                      works against vampires, it's not
                      the cross itself, it's what the
                      cross represents. The cross is a
                            symbol of holiness.

                       Okay, I'11 buy that. So we got
                       crosses covered, moving right
                             along, what else?

                      Wooden stakes in the heart been
                        workin' pretty good so far.

                                SEX MACHINE
                     Garlic, holy water, sunlight... I
                     forget, does silver do anything to
                                 a vampire?

                             That's werewolves.

                                SEX MACHINE
                         I know silver bullets are
                      werewolves. But I'm pretty sure
                     silver has some sort of effect on

                       Does anybody have any silver?


                              Then who cares?
                              When's sunrise?

                         Jacob looks at his watch.

                         About two hours from now.

                     So all we have to do is get by for
                      a few more hours and then we can
                       walk right out the front door.

                                SEX MACHINE
                     Yeah, that's true, But I doubt our
                        barricades, that door, those
                     plastered windows and these walls
                    will last two more hours with those
                        bat fucks fuckin' with 'em.

                     Has anybody here read a real book
                       about vampires, or are we just
                      remembering what a movie said? I
                             mean a real book.

                                SEX MACHINE
                      You mean like a Time-Life book?

                             Everybody laughs.

                            (in a cowboy voice)
                    John Wesley Hardin, so mean he once
                           shot a man for snorin'

                      I take it the answer's no. Okay
                     then, what do we know about these

                        Aside from they're thirsty.

                      Well, one thing, they might got
                     super human strength, but you can
                                 hurt 'em.

                     Yeah, that bottle upside the head
                     of Santanico didn't kill her, but
                      it didn't feel too good either.

                                SEX MACHINE
                      Another thing, you try and ram a
                      broken chair leg in a human, you
                            better be one strong
                     son-of-a-bitch. The human body is
                     one rough-tough machine. But these
                     vamps got soft bodies. The texture
                     of their skin is softer, mushier.
                      You can push shit right through
                      'em. Conceivably, if you hit one
                     hard enough, you could take their
                             fuckin' head off.

                       You could take their head off.

                     Actually, our best weapon against
                     these satanic cocksuckers is this
                            (he points at Jacob)
                              He's a preacher.

                  Frost and Sex Machine look toward Jacob.

                    As far as God's concerned, we might
                     just as well be a piece of fuckin'
                      shit. But he's one of the boys.
                     Only one problem, his faith ain't
                            what it used to be.

         Jacob PUNCHES Seth in the mouth, sending him to the floor.
                           Jacob stands over him.

                      I've had enough of your taunts.

                       Seth looks up from the floor.

                     I'm not taunting you. We need you.
                     A faithless preacher doesn't mean
                       shit to us. But a man who's a
                      servant of God can grab a cross,
                     shove it in these monsters' asses.
                     A servant of God can bless the tap
                      water and turn it into a weapon,

                                Seth rises.

                      I know why you lost your faith.
                      How could true holiness exist if
                      your wife can be taken away from
                       you and your children? Now, I
                    always said God can kiss my fuckin'
                      ass. Well, I changed my lifetime
                       tune about thirty minutes ago
                      'cause I know, without a doubt,
                     what's out there trying to get in
                      here is pure evil straight from
                     hell. And if there is a hell, and
                    those monsters are from it, there's
                     got to be a heaven. Now which are
                       you, a faithless preacher or a
                    mean, motherfuckin' servant of God?

         Jacob has to laugh at that. So does everybody else. Jacob
                   sticks out his hand and shakes Seth's.

                     I'm a mean, motherfuckin' servant
                                  of God.

          The laughter and good humor passes quickly and the only
         sound to be heard is that of the bats gnawing and clawing.
          It immediately reminds the group of the deep, deep shit
                                they're in.

                       I don't know if I can take two
                            hours of that noise.

                     You can. You'll take it 'cause ya
                        got no choice. How'd ya like
                    twenty four hours of it, lying in a
                     muddy ditch with only the rotting
                    corpses of your friends to keep you

                        What are you talking about?

                     Back in '72 I was in Nam, trapped
                     behind enemy lines, lying in a rat
                      hole with my entire squad dead.
                    They thought they killed everybody,
                    and except for me, they were right.
                     But it wasn't for lack of trying.
                    A grenade blew up right next to me,
                         that's why I'm so pretty.

                                 FROST ( )
                       They thought I was dead, so I
                      played dead. They dumped all the
                     bodies in a ditch. All I could do
                     was lie there playing possum. Dead
                    bodies under me, dead bodies on top
                    of me, listening to the enemy laugh
                       and joke hour after hour after

         As Frost goes into his monologue, the sound fades out and
         the camera moves to Sex Machine. He's having a hot flash.
        He can't hear anything. He's looking at Frost speaking, but
        he doesn't hear any sound. Then he hears a deep, MALE VOICE

                             MALE VOICE (V.O.)

          "Who the fuck was that?" he thinks to himself. He turns
         around: nobody's there. No one else in the group seems to
                 hear it, A FEMALE VOICE seductively says:

                            FEMALE VOICE (V.O.)

              We hear Sex Machine's thought in a voice answer.

                             SEX MACHINE (V.O.)
                         Stop fucking saying that!

                           TWO MALE VOICES (V.O.)

                             SEX MACHINE (V.O.)
                     That bite weren't nothin'. It just
                     hurt like a son-of-a-bitch, that's
                      all. It barely punched the skin.

        Sex Machine looks at Frost, who's acting out his story. The
        biker is pantomiming fighting and slashing. He's describing
         all the while, but we can't hear anything. All we hear are
                many voices, male, female, children saying:

                               VOICES (V.O.)
                       Thirst... Thirst... Thirst...

        Sex Machine begins looking at the other members of the group
         in a thirsty way. He stares at each of their necks, closer
           and closer until he can see the veins on Frost's neck
            actually pulsating, throbbing, beckoning to him. Sex
                     Machine has turned into a vampire.

             The sound comes back as Frost finishes his story.

                      and then when I came back to my
                    senses, I realized I had killed the
                            entire V.C. squadron
                       singlehandedly. My bayonet had
                    blood and chunks of yellow flesh on
                     it like some cannibal shish kabob.
                      And to this day I don't have the
                          slightest idea how I --

                    Sex Machine lets out a hideous cry.

                                SEX MACHINE

          Frost SCREAMS as Sex Machine grabs hold of him and BITES
                               into his neck.

                 The group tries to PULL the TWO men apart.

           Jacob gets his arm around Sex Machine's neck and tries

          Sex Machine takes his teeth out of the biker's neck and
                         SINKS them in Jacob's arm.

                         Jacob SCREAMS and lets go.

               Seth, Kate and Scott react to Jacob being bit.

        Sex Machine GRABS Jacob and TOSSES him effortlessly over the
             bar, CRASHING into a shelf full of liquor bottles.

          Frost HOPS around the room, mad as a hornet,holding his
                               bleeding neck.

                       I been bit! He fuckin' bit me!

         Sex Machine PUNCHES Seth in the face, dropping him like a
                             sack of potatoes.

           He smacks the shit out of Kate. She goes FLYING into a

          Sex Machine turns, seeing Frost breaking off a big table
                     leg. Frost looks at the big vamp.

                              (to Sex Machine)
                     You're dead, motherfucker! You're
                     gonna bite me! You just turned me
                          into a vampire, asshole!

                                SEX MACHINE
                      What are you gonna do about it?

          Frost, table leg in hand, RUNS, SCREAMING his head off,
                          straight at Sex Machine.

         Sex Machine's nostrils flare. He raises his meaty fist and
                 pulls it back, so he can really haul off.

                 Frost, top speed, stake raised, screaming.
                   Sex Machine lets loose with his punch,
                Seth, Scott and Kate look up from the floor.
                      Jacob rises from behind the bar.
         Frost's face COLLIDES with Sex Machine's fist. Sex Machine
          hits Frost so hard it lifts the biker off the ground and
                        propels him through the air.

                 Seth sees where Frost is heading and says:

                                  Oh shit!

                                Jacob sees.

                                 Good lord!

           Frost, in mid-air, HITS the barricaded, plastered over
                       window and CRASHES through it.

               Sex Machine lets loose with a maniacal laugh.
                  Hundreds of bat-things fly into the bar.
         Seth grabs the two kids by the hand and runs for the back

        Behind the bar, Jacob grabs two pieces of wood from off the

         Ten bat-things are in hot pursuit of Seth, Kate and Scott,
          who are RUNNING for their lives. They get to the door of
          the back room, whip it open, dive in and SLAM it behind
           them. An ugly, fleshy bat-thing manges to get its head
         caught in the door as it closes. Kate and ScottPUSH on the
          door as hard as they can. The bat-thing's head, which is
                 inside, screams, howls and snaps in fury.

         Seth turns toward the bat/vamp in the door. He sticks his
                           .45 in its big mouth.

                     You wanna suck something, suck on

         He FIRES four shots that blow the bat vamp's head all over
                                 the wall.

                                Kate yells:

                       We have to go back for Daddy!

                               Daddy's dead.


         She spins and grabs the door knob, ready to fling the door
           and help her father. Scott grabs her and pushes her up
                             against the wall.

                      He's right, Kate. Daddy's dead!
                      He was too far away. If flinging
                      that door and filling this room
                      with those bat-things would save
                     him, I'd fling it. The only thing
                      it'll do is turn us into one of

                             He needs our help!

                     He's beyond our help. You saw him
                       get bit. I saw him get bit. We
                      all saw it. You can't help him.
                      I've got no one left to lose but
                        you. I can't be alone again.
                          We're sticking together.

        Just then they hear Jacob's voice BOOMING from the barroom.
                         40 INT. BARROOM - NIGHT 40
         Jacob, holding a cross made out of two sticks and reciting
        appropriate verse from the bible, is keeping the vampires at
        bay. But, as Seth predicted, it is the shining power of his
           restored faith that is his mightiest weapon. Jacob is
         making his way through the vampires, toward the back door.
          A lot of the bats have transformed into bat/devil/human

         The creatures stand at the edge of Jacob's force field of
           holiness. Many bat things fly around the bar like mad,
         whirling dervishes. A cluster of bat-things over above and
          in front of Jacob. They all growl and hiss at the man of
         god. For every one step forward Jacob takes, the vampires
         take one step back. Jacob recites the verse from the bible
        in a threatening, mean, motherfucking, servant of god tone.
          As he speaks with authority and strength, he sees Frost
        lying on the ground, bat-things on him like ants on a candy
           bar. But Jacob is too much in control to let even this
                        repugnant sight trip him up.

                  Jacob has backed himself up by the door.

                               Open the door.

       41 The door FLIES open. Jacob jumps inside. The door SLAMS 41

          Jacob hugs daughter and son. As he hugs them, we see his
                                bloody arm.

             When he releases them, they can't help but notice.

                                 Did he...?


        Seth explodes, knocking over boxes, busting chairs, tipping
                   over tables and cussing a blue streak.

                      Fuck, piss, shit! Motherfuckin'
                     vampires! Motherfuckin' vampires!
                      Goddamn motherfuckin' vampires!

           Seth runs over to the barricaded door and yells to the
                        creatures on the other side.

                     You all are gonna fuckin' die! I'm
                     gonna fuckin' kill every last one
                       of you godless pieces of shit!

                                 (to Seth)
                    You bet your sweet ass you are, and
                      I'm gonna help you do it. But we
                            ain't got much time.

          Kate is crying, she knows what's happened to her father.

                     You're gonna be okay, aren't you,

                       No, I'm not. I've been bit. In
                         effect, I'm already dead.

         Scott and Kate, crying, grab their father and hold on for
         dear life. Jacob wants to cry, but if he breaks down, the
          kids will never have the courage for what they must do.

                             (to his children)
                     Children, listen to me. I love you
                     two more than anybody. And I just
                      want you to know you've made me
                      proud all your lives. But never
                      more so than tonight. And I wish
                      we could sit here and cry till I
                     pass on, but we can't. Because I'm
                     not going to pass on. I'm going to
                      turn into a monster. And when I
                     do, I'm going to be dangerous. But
                      before that happens, just know I
                                 love you.
                           (to Seth and the kids)
                     Now, I'd say in the next twenty or
                     thirty minutes our friends outside
                      will bust in this door. And I'11
                    probably turn into a vampire within
                        the hour. Now, you have two
                      choices. You can wait for me to
                     turn, then deal with me, then wait
                     for them to burst inside here and
                      the three of you will deal with
                      them. Or, we can kick open that
                    door and the four of us can hit 'em
                     with everything we have, and carve
                     a path right through 'em to front
                     entrance. But if we're gonna go at
                       'em, we gotta go at 'em now. I
                      confused them, I scared them, I
                      took them off guard. But they're
                      going to get unconfused, they're
                       going to get unscared, they're
                     going to get together and they're
                     going to hit that door like a ton
                      of bricks. And when that moment
                        arrives, we gotta be ready.

        Jacob sees that the back room is pretty damn big and filled
                           with boxes and crates.

                             What's this stuff?

                    My guess is that this little dive's
                      been feeding on nomad road waifs
                    like bikers and truckers for a long
                     time. This is probably some of the
                        shipments they stole off the

                      Well, I say lets tear this place
                      apart for weapons. So when they
                    burst through that door, we'll make
                          'em wish they never did.

                    I don't give a shit about living or
                     dying anymore. I just want to send
                      as many of these devils back to
                               hell as I can.


                                   42 42

         The survivors are opening boxes and prying open crates. A
        lot of what they find is bullshit. Pantyhose, coffee, teddy
         bears, etc. But a few of the boxes are justwhat the doctor
            ordered. Cases from a sporting good supplier yield a
          shipment of baseball bats. Meant to arrive at toy stores
           are a shipment of Uzi replica squirt guns and a box of
          balloons. And captured en route to a hardware store are
              shipments of power tools, saws and jack hammers.

              Seth and Scott saw the bats into wooden stakes.

        Kate fills the Uzi squirt guns with tap water from the back
                                 room sink.

         Jacob, with Seth's knife, etches a cross into every bullet
               in the .45 automatic's last full clip of ammo.

        Vampires all start converging on the back room door, getting
                            their courage back.

                         Kate makes water balloons.

            Scott sharpens the stakes to a point with the tools.
          Seth attaches a wooden stake to the end of a jackhammer.

          Jacob blesses the water in the squirt guns and balloons,
                        turning it into holy water.

        Our heroes work together, preparing for the battle to come.
        The back room door, barricaded with crates and boxes, begins
         to be pounded on by the undead on the other side. The room
          tone is a combination of chewing, scratching, pounding,
                          squeaking and screaming.

                           Finally they're ready.

                        43 Jacob turns to his kids.

                      Before we go any further, I need
                     you three to promise me something.
                     I'11 fight with you to the bitter
                      end, but when I turn into one of
                      them, I won't be Jacob anymore.
                     I'11 be a lap dog of Satan. I want
                    you three to promise you'll take me
                     down, no different from the rest.

                       The kids can't say the words.

                                 I promise.

                                Kate, Scott?

                                 I promise.


                              Yeah, I promise.

                        Jacob doesn't believe them.

                          Why don't I believe you?
                           (he picks up the ..45)
                    I'm gonna ask you two again, then I
                       want you to swear to God that
                     you'll kill me. If you don't, I'm
                     gonna just kill myself right now.
                     Now, since you need me I think you
                      better swear. Kate, do you swear
                    to God that when I turn into one of
                        the undead, you'll kill me?

          Kate doesn't answer. Jacob places the .45 barrel against
                                his temple.

                    Kate, we don't have all day, so I'm
                      only gonna count to five. One...
                          two... three... four...

                     Okay, okay, I promise I'11 do it!

                       Not good enough, swear to God.

                      I swear to God, our father, that
                      when you change into one of the
                          undead, I will kill you.

                       Good girl. Now, Scott, we have
                     even less time, so I'm only giving
                       you the count of three. One...

                       You don't believe in suicide.

                     It's not suicide if you're already
                                dead. Two...

                        Okay, I'll kill you when you
                      change, I swear to God in Jesus
                               Christ's name.

                              Thank you, son.

                     Okay, vampire killers, let's kill
                           some fuckin' vampires.

                          44 INT. BARROOM - NIGHT
         The vampires, bat-things and what have you, start BREAKING
            down the door. They are in a mad frenzy. They burst
                             through the door.

        Waiting for them are Scott and Kate holding Uzi squirt guns
         and water balloons draped down their chests on a belt like
          grenades. Jacob is holding a cross made of sharp wooden
                 stakes and the .45 with the cross bullets.
                      Seth is holding the jackhammer.
         The survivors walk out of the back room into the bar. The
                    vamps back up, letting them inside.

          What we have here is a Mexican standoff, a la "The Wild
           Bunch." A moment of peace before the battle. The vamps
          just watch the humans. The humans just watch the vamps.
         Then, like the bull in the china shop, Seth ends the peace
                       by starting up the jackhammer.

                               Kill 'em all!

                 Jacob holds up the cross, the vamps react.

          The kids SPRAY the crowd with UZI fire, burning vampire

           The pack of vamps retreat while the Fuller squad walk

        They are attacked on all sides, but they keep moving towards
                                 the door.

         Seth slams the stakes into several of the vamps, it speeds
          in and out of vampire chests, each time spraying him in
                             green vamp blood.

         Jacob shoves his cross stake into a vampire with one hand
          and SHOOTS three vampires with blessed bullets with the

        Flame BURSTS from the vampires' chests when the bullets hit.

        Kate and Scott both whip water balloons off their belts and
                         toss them into the crowd.

        They burst and FRY several of the vamps, who fall, screaming
                                  in pain.

        From its perch on a wood ceiling beam, a bat-thing drops and
                          HURLS toward the group.

                  Jacob sees it, raises his gun and FIRES.

            The bat-thing bursts into a ball of screaming fire.

        Seth continues carving a path to the front door by slamming
                   the hammer stake into vampire chests.

        The front door is barricaded again by a big table and other

                     Why did they block the door again?

                     To keep the daylight out! This is
                     where they sleep! Get to the door!

        Seth tries to get to the front door, when Sex Machine, now a
        half bat, half devil vamp, about six foot seven, drops from
          above in front of him. Seth RAMS the stake in its chest.
         The Sex Machine-thing screams out, LIFTING the hammer and
                            Seth off the ground.

        Seth is thrown from his hold on the hammer across the room,
                          He CRASHES into a table.

            The Sex Machine-thing falls back with the jackhammer
                      sticking out of his chest, dead.

          Kate, spraying Uzi fire like Rambo, sees Seth fall. She


        Seth quickly gets up to find himself surrounded by vampires
            on all sides. With no weapons, he puts up on dukes.

                      Okay, deadboys, come on! Take a
                          bite and feel all right!

                  Kate clusters with her father and Scott.

                             I'm going for 'em!


                            Everybody goes home!

        Kate turns into a squirtgun firing, water-balloon throwing,
         one-woman army, as she breaks from her father and heads in
                             Seth's direction.

                      Die, monster, die! Die, monster,

          Kate mows down the group by Seth, they lie on the floor,
          burning in agony. Kate takes Seth's hand and gives him a
                   couple of water balloons and a stake.

                                 (to Seth)
                               Watch my back!


        Cutting through vampires, the two make their way across the

         Jacob, firing the .45, takes out several more vampires in
                                fiery death.

            Scott fires the Uzi and chucks more water balloons.

          As Jacob fights, all of a sudden the sound goes out. He
           can't hear anything. He wonders if he's gone deaf. He
           starts to hear the words: "Thirst, thirst, thirst." He
         notices the vampires have stopped attacking him. They look
           at him wit happy smiles on their devilish faces. Fangs
                    begin to grow. His eyes are yellow.

          Scott turns to his dad. He sees his father is a monster.

          Jacob, with a devilish grin on his face, GRABS Scott and
         sinks his teeth into Scott's forearm. Scott screams bloody
              murder as his dad begins to drain him of blood.

           Scott takes one of the water balloons he's wearing and
                      SMASHES it against Jacob's head.

         The holy water melts half of Jacob's face away. He lets go
            of Scott, screaming, and drops the .45 on the floor.

        Scott drops to the ground, picking up the gun. He brings it
                                up to fire.

        A totally evil Jacob, with only half a face, matches stares
                    with the boy he once called his son.

                        Scott's eyes turn to steel.

                     I swear to God, in Jesus Christ's

           He FIRES, sending a holy bullet into Jacob's forehead,
         creating a hole from which fire shoots out. Jacob's entire
                  head bursts into flames, then explodes.

        From across the room, Fate sees her daddy ignite. She cries
                out. In the thick of the battle, Seth yells:

                           Fight now, cry later.

          Kate takes his advice and hits a vamp square in the face
              with a holy water balloon, which melts his head.

         A bat-thing lands on the back of Scott's neck. He screams
                  as it bites into him. He drops the .45.

                          Kate sees Scott get bit.

                                 Oh my god.

          Another bat-thing lands on Scott's arm and takes a bite.
                               Scott screams.

                               You bastards!

           She goes to spray them when her Uzi runs out of water.

        Now seven bat-things are on Scott biting and sucking blood.
                             Scott is in agony.

                               Kill me Kate!

        Kate runs for her brother, does a DIVE and a ROLL, coming up
          by the .45, SNATCHING it in one motion and FIRING three

         One... two... three bat-things are hit, shoot flames, then
                   all of them EXPLODE, BLOWING UP Scott.

                       The remaining vamps approach.

           All the humans have left is a few bullets and one holy

                        How many bullets left, kid?

                                 Not many.

                     Well, when you run out of weapons,
                     just start cold cocking 'em. Make
                         'em sing for their supper.

              The two survivors are backed up against a wall.
        Two bat things do a Kamikaze dive from the air toward Seth.
                   Seth throws the holy balloon at them.
        Direct hit. The two bat-things burst into flames and spiral
                               to the floor.

          The two survivors look at the vampires, who stand before
         them. A moment of stillness before the attack. Kate stands
                     holding the .45, arm outstretched.

                                 (to Seth)
                      Should I use the last bullets on

                     You use 'em on the first couple of
                      these parasites that try to bite

         The vamps begins to close in. Kate lines up the .45 sights
                   on the face of an approaching vampire.

         Seth holds the Uzi like a club, ready to bash in the first
               vampire's head that gets in swinging distance.

          Beams of sunlight shoot through the holes that Kate shot
         through the wall. Approaching vampires burn. The scorched
              vamps scream like they've never screamed before.

                             Shoot more holes!

        Kate turns away from the vamps and shoots holes in the wall
        behind him, Daylight comes through, providing Kate and Seth
                         with a safe, lighted area.

                              The .45's empty.

         The vamps hiss and scream at the frustration of not being
                            able to get at them.

                   The two survivors hold hands, when...

        All of a sudden the door to the Titty Twister is pounded on
                             from the outside.

                    The vamps look towards it in horror.

          From the other side of the door, we hear a voice with a
                              Spanish accent.

                                 (to Seth)
                     What the fuck-'was going on in -'

         Seth signals Carlos to wait a minute while he catches his
         breath. Then he hauls off and PUNCHES Carlos square in the
            kisser. Danny and Manny aim their shotguns at.Seth.

                                (in Spanish)
                       Whatsamatter with you? Are you

                        Why the fuck, outta all the
                     god forsaken shitholes in Mexico,
                     did you have us rendezvous at that

                I don't know, one place's as good as another

                      Have you ever been there before?

                 No, but I passed by it a couple of times.
                It's out in the middle of nowhere. It seems
               like a rowdy place, so there wouldn't be a lot
               of police. And it's open from dusk till dawn.
                     You said meet you in the morning.

                 Well, because you picked that place out of
                hat, my brother's dead now. And this girl's
                               family's dead.

                          Carlos stands up again.

              I'm sorry to hear that. What were they, psychos?

               Did they look like psychos? They were fuckin'
               vampires. Psychos don't explode when sunlight
                 hits'em, I don't care how crazy they are.

           Danny and Manny react to the vampire news by crossing
                             themselves again.

                    Oh, Seth, how can I ever make it up
                                  to you?

                       You can't, but fifteen percent
                    instead of thirty for my stay at El
                            Ray is a good start.


                     Jesus Christ, Carlos, my brother's
                     dead and he's not coming back, and
                        it's all your fault. Twenty.

       They look at each other., then shake hands, saying in unison.

                              SETH AND CARLOS
                                (in Spanish)

                                 (to Kate)
                       Go to the Winnebago and get my

  Kate runs off to get the money, leaving Seth, Scott, Carlos, Danny, and
     Manny together. Carlos offers everyone a fancy imported cigarette.
     Everybody accepts, Scott included. Manny lights everyone's smoke.

  I got a joke for you guys. Little Red Riding Hood is walkin' through the
    forest and she comes across Little Bo Peep, and Little Bo Peep says:
 "Little Red Riding Hood, are you crazy? Don't you know the Big Bad Wolf is
walking these woods and if he finds you he's gonna pull down your dress and
squeeze your titties." Then Little Red Riding Hood hitches up her skirt and
 taps a .357 Magnum she has holstered on her thigh and says: "No he won't."

  As Seth goes on, the sounds goes out for Scott. He can see Seth tell his
joke in an animated way, but he can't hear anything. Then, inside his head,
                        he hears Jacob's voice say:

                             JACOB'S VOICE (VO)

 The sound is back on. Seth moves to the punchline. Scott is acting funny,
                 he's hearing voices and is as hot as hell.

   Then finallyh she comes across the Big Bad Wolf and the Big Bad Wolf's
   laughing and says: "Little Red Riding Hood, you know better than to be
walking around these woods alone. You know I'm just gonna have to pull down
your dress and squeeze your titties." Then Little Red Riding Hood whips out
 her .357, cocks it, sticks it in the Big Bad Wolf's face and says: "No you
           won't. You're gonna eat me, just like the story says."

                      Carlos lets out a hearty laugh.

                     Danny and Manny laugh like Crazy.

                     Seth is laughing at his own joke.

 Scott turns into a bloodthirsty vampire and knocks Seth out cold, sending
   him flying over the Mercedes. Then he attacks Carlos, Danny and Manny.

                                  CUT TO:
                               INT. WINNEBAGO

  Kate has the suitcase full of money and heads out the door, only to see
 Scott covered in blood, draining the last drops from Carlos's throat. She
lets out a scream. Scott turns, hearing her. His body is beginning to smoke
   from the destructive effects of the sun. He stands and begins walking
toward her. His face is no longer that of innocent youth, but now a twisted
                            incarnation of evil.

                             No Scott. Not you.

                      It's about time I became a man.

     Kate turns and climbs into the winnebago, slamming the door in her
 brother's face. Scott pounds at it, then rips it from its hinges. His body
  billowing smoke, ignites in a ball of flame as he enters the motor home.

  The camera travels the length of the vehicles exterior. All the way the
  camper shakes and rocks. We can hear screaming from within as the camera
  dollies to the rear of the camper. Just the the windows SMASHES and Kate
  struggles to climb through, falling with the suitcase to the ground. She
  scurries away. Suddenly, fire erupts from the windows and the winnebago
                      EXPLODES in a massive fireball.

  Kate hobbles over to where Carlos and the others lie, looking around for
      Seth. She finds him just regaining consciousness behind the car.

                        Argh...What the fuck hit me?

                             Are you all right?

                       Yeah, are you? What happened?

  Then from down the road, a slew of Mexican police and Border Patrol cars
   pull in, skidding to a stop. Officers jump out and position themselves
  behind their vehicles. From one of the cars emerges Chase, his drawn gun
                          pointing right at Seth.

              All right, Gecko. Let the girl and the money go.

 Kate looks at Seth, who nods. She picks up the suitcase and walks away as
                       he put his hand into the air.

                             How'd ya find me?

 You fucked up, kidnapping the family, leaving your car at the Dew Drop. It
                         was just a matter of time.

  Kate moves over and stands along side one of the officers. Chase motions
the Federales to take him prisoner. They move in and begin to cuff him when
    suddenly, from behind the Mercedes, Carlos, Danny and Manny jump up,
                   scaring the shit out of the officers.

  Kate knocks the gun fron the officer's hand and quickly picks it up from
                      the ground, holding him at bay.

 The other officers fire at the three amigos, but their guns do nothing as
  the three approach, their bodies smoking. Seth jumps up and runs toward
Kate, who's still holding several officers at gun point. Seth grabs the gun
                     and motions them away from a car.

   The officers continue to fire at the vamps. BAM, BAM, BAM! BOOM! Danny
  explodes. BOOM! Manny explodes. BOOM! Up goes Carlos in a fireball. The
  officers look at their guns as if they were some sort of super weapons.

    Seth and Kate climb in the car, slam the door and start it up. Chase
regains his senses and turns, FIRING at the car. Click, click. His guy runs
                              out of bullets.

                Seth shoots out the tires on the other cars.

                                 (to Chase)
                      Better luck next time, asshole.

VARROOMM! He guns the engine and hits the siren. The car rips out, spitting
                       dirt as it zips down the road.


                                   CUT TO
                           INT. POLICE CAR - DAY

              Thanks for the hand back there. Why'd you do it?

                               I don't know.

      You could have gone with them, they'd have taken you back home.

                          I don't have a home now.

                             What about family?

                           You're my family now.

              Kate turns to Seth, they both laugh maniacally.

                                  CUT TO:
                             EXT. HIGHWAY - DAY

            The car speeds down the road and into the distance.

                                  THE END

                    A very special thanks to Tim Hewitt
             for providing the final three pages of the script


                                Cast List:

                  Quentin Tarantino__________Richard Gecko
                    George Clooney___________Seth Gecko
                      Harvey Keitel_____________Jacob
                      Juliette Lewis_____________Kate
                    Tom Savini_______________Sex Machine
                Selma Hayek______________Santanico [Image]