Wonderland Script

WRITTEN BY:

JAMES COX
CAPTAIN MAUZNER
TODD SAMOVITZ
D. LORISTON SCOTT










SCENE 1, DAWN IS IN A CHEAP MOTEL ROOM. IT担 
DAY TIME.
	(knocking )
MOTEL MAN:
Hello? Is there anybody in there? Is there 
anybody inside?
	(knocking )

DAWN:
(Whispering ) Come on, please. Come on.

MOTEL MAN:
Is there anybody in there?
	(dog squealing)

DAWN:
Shit.

MOTEL MAN:
Open this goddamn door before l knock it the 
fuck in.
	(DAWN OPENS THE DOOR BUT THERE IS STILL A 
CHAIN LOCK WHICH SHE PEERS OUT OF)
Is he back yet? That deadbeat still owes me 
from yesterday. Hey, look, you got 15 minutes 
before l call the cops. Take a bath.

SCENE 2, DAWN IS ON THE STREET SITTING AND 
LOOKING AT A GROUP OF SUSPICIOUS LOOKING MEN 
ACROSS THE STREET.
	(car horn blares )

DAWN:
What's happening?

CHURCH LADY:
Hey, come on now!
	( DAWN IS SOBBING HOLDING HER DOG)
Miss? Miss--excuse me, sweetheart? Are you 
okay? Is anyone coming to get you?
	(DAWN GETS IN THE CHURCH LADY担 VAN AND THEY 
DRIVE OFF)
DAWN:
He left me.

CHURCH LADY:
Come with me. This is not a safe neighborhood. 
Come on. Come on, come with me. Come on, I知 
going to take you back to my house. What's your 
name, miss?




DAWN:
	(Driving in L.A.)
He said, ''This time, Dawn, it's gonna be 
different. It値l be different.'' Now we've been 
in that shithole for days now.

CHURCH LADY:
Who? Who is it that said this?

DAWN:
John! My fucking boyfriend.

  
SCENE 3: AT CHURCH LADIES HOUSE. DAWN IS USING 
THE PHONE.

DAWN:
Mailbox. It's a message from Dawn. Can you have 
it read, ''John, it's Dawn, I知 in Hollywood. 
Some holy roller found me on the street, come 
fucking get me''?

VOICE MAIL SERVICE:
I知 sorry, l won't be able to--

DAWN:
Okay, how about, ''John, it's Dawn. I知 in 
Hollywood.
Come get me, cocksucker''? All right, can you 
just tell him
to come get me, I知 in Hollywood? (    )    -      
.

CHURCH LADY:
Dawn, this boyfriend of yours, this John--talk 
about your demons--he's bad news. Look, I知 not 
going to sit here and rattle on and on about 
Satan and drugs and

DAWN:
Do you have any beer?

CHURCH LADY:
Dawn, you are in grave danger.
	(car approaching )
Are you going to see this guy again?

DAWN:
That sounds like his car.

CHURCH LADY:
Did he call? Dawn--

DAWN:
Sally, thank you so much for your help and 
stuff.
CHURCH LADY:
Look, you have my number. Call me--

JOHN:
Hi, everybody. Dawn, l was so worried about 
you.

DAWN:
I知 sure you're fucking worried. What the fuck? 
You just left me there!
Again! Again, John! Jesus Christ, what the fuck 
is wrong with you?

CHURCH LADY:
Are you going to be all right, Dawn?

DAWN:
What the fuck is that? Leaving me there again?

JOHN:
	(TO THE CHURCH LADY)  
Sorry, domestic squabble. Could we have a 
minute?
	(TAKES DAWN IN THE BATHROOM AND CLOSES THE 
DOOR)

DAWN:
You hold on for a second, mister, you are not 
off the hook yet, okay?

JOHN:
Yes, Il am.

DAWN:
No, you're not. Seriously, I was fucking 
scared.

JOHN:
Yeah, let's have a chat, okay? How's that? Is 
that okay?

DAWN:
Holy shit! What is that?

JOHN:
That's the big one, baby. Didn't l tell you?

DAWN:
What is it?

JOHN:
Didn't l say? Whatever it takes to get you out 
of here. That I was going to do whatever it 
takes to get you...back?

DAWN:
That's just a lot of cocaine.

JOHN:
For the weather. There's a cold front coming in 
from the east, carrying with it anticipation, 
and heavy skies.

DAWN:
Oh, baby, l can't do

JOHN:
So strap your skis to the roof of your car, 
'cause it looks like snow.
Mountains and mountains of snow.
	(JOHN IS CUTTING A LINE OF COCAINE ON THE 
CHURCH LADY担 MIRROR WITH A TAROT CARD)
Oh, wait.
	(THEY SNORT A LINE AND THEN ANOTHER)

DAWN:
Oh, shit! Fuck, that's pretty fucking good.

JOHN:
It痴 only going to get better. Now what do you 
want, baby? Tell me what you want.

DAWN:
I want to do another one of those.

JOHN:
Okay, okay. No.

DAWN:
No, no, please?

JOHN:
All right.

DAWN:
No, please?

JOHN:
All right.

CHURCH LADY:
	(STORMS IN THE BATHROOM AS THEY ARE STARTING 
TO HAVE SEX)
Oh, get out of my house! You fornicating, evil 
little--!
	(JOHN AND DAWN RUN OUT OF THE HOUSE TOGETHER 
AS CHURCH LADY IS FOLLING THEM)
Tarot cards! Devil worshiper!
	(SCENE 4: JOHN AND DAWN TEAR OUT AND DRIVE 
OVER TO WONDERLAND AVENUE.  OPENING CREDITS.)
	(SCENE 5: JOHN AND DAWN ARE JUST OUTSIDE 
WONDERLAND HOUSE, THEY ARE TALKING IN THE CAR)

JOHN:
Shit. Billy's already here. Baby, I値l be back 
in five minutes.
	(JOHN GETS OUT TO GOIN AT WONDERLAND)

DAWN:
But, baby--Don't, please don't.

JOHN:
Favorite ride at Disneyland? The Matterhorn, 
but--Just keep it there. I値l be back in five 
minutes, just be on the ride. Is it in your 
mind?

DAWN:
Yeah, it has the

JOHN:
Yeah, don't tell me, just think about it. I値l 
be back in one minute.

DAWN:
But, baby? I gotta pee.

JOHN:
Okay.
	(JOHN PICKS UP A POP CAN OFF THE STREET)
Here.

DAWN:
That sucks.
	(Velcro opens .Urinating )
BILLY:
	(BETAMAX FLIES THROUGH THE WINDOW.  JOHN 
COMES OUT OF WONDERLAND PLACE AND GETS BACK IN 
THE CAR. BILLY担 VOICE CAN BE HEARD BUT NOT 
SEEN. JOHN GET BACK INTO THE CAR.)
 Just calm the fuck down, man! Shit.

DAWN:
	( Dog whimpers )
 Come here, come here. What? Baby? What?

JOHN:
Oh, baby, I知 sorry. I just didn't want you to 
have to do all that stuff.

DAWN:
It痴 okay, I値l work and I値l just--

JOHN:

I told you I was gonna get you out of here.

DAWN:
That's okay, I値l work.

JOHN:
You don't have to work, though, spending all 
this cash.

DAWN:
Oh, baby!

JOHN:
You ready?

DAWN:
Yep.

JOHN:
You ready to hit the    East?

DAWN:
Yeah.

JOHN:
Shall we? Where do you want to go?

DAWN:
Anywhere. Everywhere. 
	(SCENE 6: CAR TEARS OUT. DRIVING THROUGH 
L.A.)
Baby! Where are we going?

JOHN:
I致e been meaning to talk. I think we should 
just be friends...until you're 20.

DAWN:
Fuck you. I hate you.


JOHN:
Don't you think?

DAWN:
No.

JOHN:
You know what? I can't look at you.

DAWN:
Stop!

JOHN:
I can't.

DAWN:
Don't!

JOHN:
I can't drive! I can't concentrate.

DAWN:
John, don't! Keep your eyes on the road!
( shrieks )
John!

JOHN:
I love you.

DAWN:
I love you. Where are we going, really?

JOHN:
I got to make one stop first, okay?

DAWN:
No.

JOHN:
Just one. Yeah, then we'll go.

DAWN:
No!

JOHN:
We got to turn what's in that briefcase into 
cash, baby.
DAWN:
	(SCENE 7: AT A HOTEL. JOHN LOCKS THE DOOR 
AND LOOKS OUT THE WINDOW, OPENS HIS BRIEFCASE 
AND STARTS TO FREEBASE.)
Come on, baby. Come on. John...don't go. 
Please? Please stay with me. 

JOHN:
Oh, baby, we just hit double zeros, we gotta 
cash out before we leave the table.

DAWN:
Hmm?

JOHN:
I love you. That's for you, okay? Baby, lock 
the door. Come here, come here.
	(JOHN KISSES DAWN GOODBYE AND LEAVES.)
(SCENE 8:  MONTOGE OF DAWN IN THE HOTEL ROOM.)
(SCENE 9: JOHN COMES BACK THE FOLLOWING DAY 
WITH A SIX PACK IN A BAG.)

DAWN:
Baby.

JOHN:
Shit.

DAWN:
- What's wrong?

JOHN:
Nothing.
( can opens )
I知 okay. I知 sorry.

DAWN:
What?

JOHN:
I知 sorry. I知 okay.

DAWN:
You okay? Where have you been? Baby, what 
happened?
	(JOHN TAKES SOME VALUM AND DRINKS A BEER IN 
ONE CHUG)
 Baby? What is that?

JOHN:
An accident.

DAWN:
Are you okay?

JOHN:
Accident. There was a car pile up.

DAWN:
Are you okay?

JOHN:
There was a car pile up on the 118. I知 so 
sorry I made you wait.

DAWN:
That's okay.

JOHN:
So sorry.

DAWN:
Baby.

JOHN:
So sorry you ever met me.

DAWN:
Shut up, don't.

JOHN:
I知 sorry.

TV REPORTER:
	(DAWN GETS UP TO PEE, AND JOHN IS STILL 
ASLEEP)
The Southland is in shock today over a series 
of brutal killings that occurred here on 
Wonderland Avenue early today. Los Angeles 
police are not saying very much about what 
happened. All we do know for certain is that 
four people are dead. One person is listed in 
critical condition.

DAWN:
John...

	(SCENE 10: BAR, DAVID LIND IS DRINKING A 
SHOT AND WATCHING TV)
We've spoken with several neighbors, neighbors 
who say that while they didn't know who lived 
in the house, they saw people coming and going 
all the time, leading police to speculate that 
drugs may have been involved in this mass 
murder. Los Angeles Police Robbery Homicide 
Detective Sam Nico is expected to hold a news 
conference later this evening. Hopefully at 
that time we'll learn more about what 
transpired here on Wonderland Avenue. Police 
are not saying very much about what happened. 
All we do know for certain is that four people 
are dead. One person is listed in critical 
condition. One police official who asked not to 
be identified told me that this is, quote, 
''The most horrific crime scene l have 
witnessed in my entire career. ''This crime 
scene,  some are saying, is as brutal as the 
Sharon Tate killings back in 1969.

DAVID:
Barbara.
	(PHONE BEEPING) 

GREG:
	(DAVID THINKING ABOUT THE ROBBERY, SCENE OF 
THE ROBBERY AT EDDIE NASH担 HOUSE)
Nash, fuck these motherfuckers! it痴--

DAVID:
Shut the fuck up or I値l blow your black ass 
straight back to Africa!

SLIM:
	(BAR.  DAVID CALLS SLIM THE FENSE.)
Hello.

DAVID:
The news said four people were killed, one 
survived-- do you know who?

SLIM:
	(SPLIT SCENE, SLIM AT THE PAWN SHOP, DAVID 
AT THE BAR)
David, David, is that you? 

DAVID:
Who the fuck survived?!

SLIM:
Jesus, what the fuck? I知 watching right now.

DAVID:
I need the swag Billy brought over. I want to 
buy it all back.

SLIM:
No, l already unloaded it.

DAVID:
Damn it, I知 dead. I知 fucking dead.

SLIM:
Listen, whatever's wrong, I値l take care of. 
Don't worry.

DAVID:
Yeah, you gonna take care of Eddie Nash?

SLIM:
Eddie Nash?

DAVID:
Goddamn it, keep your mouth shut about that or 
I値l kill you myself.

SLIM:
Listen to me, you got to go to the cops on this 
one.

DAVID:
I知 coming over.

SLIM:
No, listen, I値l take care of it.

DAVID:
Are you fucking nuts?

SLIM:
I got friends over there that can help you out. 
They'll protect you. They owe me. Trust me.

DAVID:
Listen to me. Meet me up at the house tomorrow.

SLIM:
Tomorrow morning. Jesus, David...what'd you do?

GREG:
	(DAVID THINKING ABOUT THE ROBBERY, AT EDDIE 
NASH担 HOUSE, HE IS HOLDING A SHOTGUN ON GREG, 
THE BODYGUARD)
Fuck you, motherfucker!

DAVID:
No witnesses.

BILLY:
David, no! Are you fucking insane?
	(SHOTGUN FIRES)
	(POLIC SIRENS BLARING) 

	(SLIM CALLS POLICE AND SETS DAVID LIND UP TO 
MEET THEM AT THE WONDERLAND HOUSE.  SCENE 11:   
POLICE STATION.)
( phone rings )
CRUZ:
Cruz, Robbery Homicide. Yeah, hold on. Yeah, 
uh-huh. Yeah. Yeah, we'll see, we'll see. 
Right. Uh-huh. Okay. Yeah. All right.  

NICO:
Eddie Nash? 

CRUZ:
He owns the Starwood, right?

NICO:
Yes, he does. We're taking a drive.

NICO:
	(DRIVING IN THE CAR)
Eddie Nash. His real name is Adel Nasrallah. He 
steps off a plane from Palestine in     1953 
with nothing--he's got four shekels And a bag 
of dirt. By 1954 he's got a little hot dog cart 
on Hollywood Boulevard, right outside the Seven 
Seas Restaurant. By 1960 he owns the place. 
Now, he parlays the money he gets from the 
Seven Seas into two more places, and they take 
the fuck off. By 1969 he's got like 20-25 
liquor licenses.

CRUZ:
So he's got friends.

NICO:
Yeah, he's got friends. He's the biggest 
nightclub owner in Hollywood.   Here's a guy 
who has been under investigation for arson for 
the last five years, yet he still goes out to 
dinner with the fire commissioner twice a week. 
Rumor has it that he has got 40 acres in the 
desert filled with human skulls, except he's 
removed the teeth so we can't identify 'em.

CRUZ:
Jesus Christ.

NICO:
Close. Eddie Nash.

DAVID:
	(SCENE 12: IN THE WONDERLAND HOUSE CRIME 
SCENE)
Billy and Joy.
	(WALKING AROUND THE CRIME SCENE.)
 Ronnie... Susan.

NICO:
Mr. Lind. I知 Detective Nico, this is Detective 
Cruz.

DAVID:
This one--this one here, did she make it? 
Barbara Richardson. Butterfly.
	(NICO SHAKES HIS HEAD 鮮O, DAVID PICKS UP A 
CHAIR AND SMASHES THE TV THEN HE GOES AND GET A 
NEEDLE AND DOES SOME HEROIN IN THE BATHROOM.)

NICO:
Mr. Lind. Mr. Lind.

CRUZ:
Should we go in there?

DAVID:
Okay. You guys want to hear a story?

DAVID:
	(SCENE 13:AT THE POLICE STATION. 
INTERIGATION ROOM WITH A MICROPHONE, CUPS OF 
COFFEE, AND ASH TRASHES FOR CIGARETTES.)
This whole thing started with guns. Four 
antique guns that Ron Launius couldn't fence.
   
NICO:
Ron Launius was your friend?

DAVID:
We were in business together.

NICO:
What kind of business?

DAVID:
You know, you guys haven't read me my rights. 
Nothing I tell you is admissible.

CRUZ:
We just want to hear your story, Dave, all 
right?

DAVID:
Alright. I met Ron Launius in Chino in 1973. We 
stayed tight. A few months ago me and Billy 
came up to Sacramento to see me. They had a 
small operation here in LA that was really 
starting to cook.
NICO:
Drugs? Now he and Billy Deverell were partners?
   
DAVID:
Yep, ran it right out of the house. 3678 
Wonderland.  Billy... Billy was a good old boy. 
Solid, dependable. He wanted to get out of the 
life, but the life was just too good.
	(SCENE 14: WONDERLAND AVENUE.  PARTY. BILLY 
TAKES A TENNIS BALL AND WRAPS A RUBBERBAND 
AROUND IT AND A BAG OF COCAINE)
See, they were getting large quantities of shit 
dirt cheap, stepping on it five, six times and 
then dumping it all over town.
   
BILLY:
Heads up, dickheads.

DAVID:
	(DAVID AND BARBARA PULL UP ON HIS HARLEY AS 
A PARTY IS IN JUMPING)
Business was so good that they needed an extra 
hand, which is when Barbara and l showed up. 
When we pulled up the party was in full swing.  
Bodies everywhere, l mean it was the kind of 
place that made you think you were right back 
in the summer of love.  Me and Barb, we'd been 
on the road all day long and all l could think 
about was a place to crash. But when l walked 
up the stairs, I saw all the old friends, all 
the smiles.
                   (DAVID AND BARBARA ARE 
WALKING UP INTO THE HOUSE)
CHEROKEE:
Davey! Yes, brother!


DAVID:
I saw Cherokee straight off.

CHEROKEE:
                   
Welcome home!

DAVID:
	(CHEROKEE GIVE DAVID A PILL)
He was one of Ronnie's boys. He set me up, He 
set me walking.

CHEROKEE:
Right this way, my man. Right this way. Follow 
me right up here.



DAVID:
There was Billy, his wife Joy. It was her 
place. She had just beaten breast cancer and 
found a new lease on life. This is Barbara.

BARBARA:
Hi.

DAVID:
She was a real generous woman.
	( JOY OFFERS DAVID AND BARBARA SOME COCAINE, 
THEY SNORT IT)
   Nice. Thank you. Where is he?
   
CHEROKEE:
Right up there, my brother.

DAVID:
Ron was in the back. That's when I first saw 
the antique guns.
   
RON:
	(RON担 BEDROOM, HE担 GOT HIS SHIRT OFF AND 
IS WEARING A HOLSTER WITH TWO ANTIQUE GUNS, HE 
IS TWIRLING THEM AROUND LIKE IN THE OLD WEST.)
Hey, my man!

DAVID:
	(PEOPLE ALL AROUND DRINKING AND DOING DRUGS)
Yeah, buddy, there you are, man.

DAVID:
Ronnie!

RON:
Davey.

DAVID:
He was fearless. He was the kind of guy, you 
put a gun to his head and his pulse wouldn't 
break 70.
   
RON:
Is it hot in here? 'Cause I'm roasting. Summer, 
baby, bummer. 

BARBARA:
Hey, you think it's hot in here? I saw the Dead 
play Grass Valley--
	(INTERUPTED)

RON:
Ah, must be Barbara, are you enjoying yourself?

BARBARA:
Yeah, this is the best party I致e ever been to.

RON:
It's only the beginning, baby. L.A. in the 
summer anything can happen, right? How you 
doin', man? You see my new toys? Check these 
out.
	(Shows antique guns)
   
DAVID:
These for real?

RON:
Yeah, I got two more in the bed.

DAVID:
'Cause, like, these are worth a lot of money, 
Ronnie.

RON:
That's why l can't find a fence, brother.

DAVID:
What about Slim Jim?

RON:
He said they're too high profile.

BARBARA:
Hey! Come on.

DAVID:
Where池e we sleeping?
   
RON:
You see the couch when you walked in? That's 
where you're sleeping.
   
DAVID:
	( SCENE 15: DAVID THINKING ABOUT HIM AND 
BARBARA, HE SHOTS HEROIN IN HER ARM ON THE 
COUCH AT WONDERLAND.)
I just wanted to get alone with Barbara, spend 
some quiet time. Goddamn, she was happy to be 
there. She had never been south of Bakersfield. 
And here she was in LA, because l told her she 
could be Lana Turner or Barbara Eden. And she 
believed me. This is so fucked up.
	(FLASH FORWARD: BACK AT THE POLICE STATION)
This is so fucked up. 
	(STARTS TO CRY)               
Where was I?
   
NICO:
You were at a party.
   
DAVID:
	(SCENE 16 : BACK AT THE WONDERLAND HOUSE AT 
THE PARTY)
Yeah. That's when l first met him. He was 
talking to Ron.

JOHN:
...rich...

DAVID:
Ronnie.

RON:
Hey. John Holmes, this is my business partner, 
David Lind.

JOHN:
Hey, what's up?
	(CONTINTUES TALKING TO RON)
Now the deal with the Arabs
   
RON:
John, this is my business partner, Dave.
   
JOHN:
	(HOLD OUT HIS HAND)
Oh, cool, hey. So l was just telling Ronnie 
about this business proposition about this 
Arab, Who's a really wealthy business man and 
he calls me brother and he literally has 
mountains of cash and drugs.

CRUZ:
	(FLASH FORWARD. AT THE POLICE STATION)
Wait a minute, John Holmes?

NICO:
The John Holmes?

DAVID:
Yep.

CRUZ:
Johnny Wadd partied at Wonderland?
DAVID:
All the time. The guy is a fucking cokehead. 
He's up to his neck in the shit.
   
NICO:
Wait, who's John Holmes?
   
CRUZ:
The porn king. Sam, the guy's a legend.
   
NICO:
Never heard of him.

DAVID:
I knew who he was, but l wasn't going to make a 
big thing out of it. He blew me off, too.

JOHN:
	(BACK AT THE WONDERLAND PARTY)
Ron, I知 not fucking lying, man. Just hear me 
out on it.

JANET:
Are you John Holmes?
   
JOHN:
No.

RON:
Come on, John, don't lie to her. What's your 
name, baby?

JANET:
Janet.

RON:
You wanna see it?

JANET:
Yeah.

RON:
Yeah? Show her, John.

JOHN:
Ron, stop.   

RON:
Show her. Or I'll fucking shoot it, man.
JOHN:
Look, man that could be loaded.
 (gunshot )
   
RON:
I値l fucking shoot it, man.
   
JOHN:
	(JOHN UNZIPS HIS PANTS AND PULLS OUT HIS 13 
AND A HALF IN COCK.)

 PARTY GUY:
Wow.
   
PARTY GIRL:
Can I touch it?

RON:
Yeah, baby, go ahead.
	(GIRL GRABS JOHN HOLMES COCK AND FEELS IT)

JOHN:
Enjoy your evening, ladies.

RON:
	(HANDS JOHN A PACKET OF COCAINE)
Put it in your pants, John. The whole party 
didn't come to see your cock.

CRUZ:
	(FLASH FORWARD. AT THE POLICE STATION)
I don't understand. Why did John Holmes hang 
out in Wonderland?
   
DAVID:
He burnt every other drug dealer in town. 
Ronnie was the only guy who would let him hang 
out. John is a scumbag. Stone thief. Guy's bad 
news. But Ronnie...he liked the novelty. And 
John...he liked our drugs.

JOY:
	(SCENE 16: BACK AT THE WONDERLAND HOUSE, THE 
NEXT DAY.)
Baby, I need a hit real bad.

BILLY:
I made the calls, there's nothing around till 
the weekend.


JOY:
Yeah, I can't wait that long. Did you talk to 
Diaz?

BILLY:
Nobody's holding.

DAVID:
I know a gal out in Tarzana...Who might be able 
to make a phone call.
   
BILLY:
Works at Captain Pizza?

RON:
Fucking pizza joint, man? You think I want some 
fucking pizza? You think I知 hungry? The only 
thing l want right now is some dope, man.

JOHN:
The Arab's got some China White.

DAVID:
	(FLASH FORWARD. AT THE POLICE STATION)
LA was dry, no one was holding, but Ronnie was 
looking for a long shot, he was dope sick.

NICO:
So the Arab was Eddie Nash?

DAVID:
But l didn't realize that till later-- I値l get 
to that. 
	(AT THE WONDERLAND HOUSE, RON PUTS THE 
STOLEN ANTIQUE GUNS IN A BAG AND GIVES THEM TO 
JOHN HOLMES)
So Holmes offers to do us a favor-- he says 
he'll take Ronnie's antique guns up to the Arab 
To trade for as much China And blow as he could 
get. Sounded like a good plan, but only he's 
gone eight hours. 

	(FLASH FORWARD. AT THE POLICE STATION)
Finally, he comes back in, high as a kite, 
empty-handed-- of course, he has a story.

RON:
	(SCENE 17: AT THE WONDERLAND HOUSE)                   
Where is he? It痴 a 10 Minute drive. I知 going 
to kill this snake.

DAVID:
The guy's a basehead, Ronnie. What do you want?


RON:
Did you get it?

JOHN:
Oh, man. The Arab was like crazy-man psycho. 
He's basing for three days straight. He keeps 
me prisoner, man.

RON:
	(RON JUMPS OFF THE COUCH AND LUNGS AT JOHN 
HOLMES WHO JUST SITS DOWN. RON PULLS OUT A GUN 
AND IS GOING TO KILL JOHN)
He fucking stole the guns-- Bullshit, you 
scumbag!

JOHN:
Where would l go with a lame-ass story like 
that? 

BILLY:
Ron, Ron, Ron! Ronnie, no, not in my house.

DAVID:
	(AT THE POLICE STATION)
It was bullshit! Ronnie was furious. Billy gave 
John...

BILLY:
	(AT WONDERLAND HOUSE)
Two days-- you have two days. The money or the 
guns in two days. And next time l ain't gonna 
worry about your brains on my walls. Now get 
the fuck out of here.

DAVID:
	(FLASH FORWARD: AT THE POLICE STATION)
Needless to say, we didn't see John for the 
next couple of weeks. So l figure we'll never 
see him again. But two weeks later...

RON:
	(SCENE 17: AT THE WONDERLAND HOUSE)
So Susan's coming down.

DAVID:
Your wife?

RON:
                   
Yeah, next week, man.
DAVID:
She's not gonna bug us?

				
RON:
No, no. Davey, it's--Holy shit. Look who just 
walked in.
	(WALKS TOWARD JOHN)             
- Hey, John...

JOHN:
- Ron, I got something big for you.

RON:
	(THEY WALK INTO THE BEDROOM, JOHN, RON, 
DAVID, AND BILLY. RON PULLS OUT A GUN AND IS 
GOING TO KILL JOHN.)
I知 gonna whack this motherfucker right now!

JOHN:
Look, I was at the Arab's last Tuesday
	(RON PUNCHES JOHN IN THE STOMACH)
-- ahh!

RON:
Do you even know who the Arab is?

JOHN:
Who gives a shit? Half a million.

DAVID:
	(FLASH FORWARD. AT THE POLICE STATION)
A half a million dollars in loot...And I知 
still thinking this is just some fence This 
shithead has been feeding on. I had no idea.

NICO:
You didn't know that the Arab was Eddie Nash?

DAVID:
No, not then.

CRUZ:
Come on, you had to have an idea.

DAVID:
None! I mean, l figured it was junk talk. You 
know, the big score, long-time money. You know 
the bullshit.
   
CRUZ:
Right.

JOHN:
	(FLASH FORWARD.  AT THE WONDERLAND HOUSE)
It痴 like clockwork-- he's still got most of 
his take before it goes out and all of the next 
month's shit coming in at the same time.

BILLY:
That's two month's worth.

DAVID:
I don't buy it.

JOHN:
It痴 a goldmine.

RON:
You got a plan? What, we're just supposed to 
bust in there like ''The Guns of Navarone''?
   
JOHN:
I can draw you a map.

NICO:
	(FLASH FORWARD. AT THE POLICE STATION)                   
Wait, wait, he drew you a map?

DAVID:
Yeah. He offered to leave the kitchen door 
unlocked for us so we could break in.

RON:
How many time you been in that house, John?  
20? 30?

JOHN:
I致e been going there for two, three years. 
Dude calls me brother.

DAVID:
That closed it for Ronnie. I could see it in 
his eyes. He made his decision. 
	(SCENE 18: NIGHT. CAR PULLS UP TO CASE EDDIE 
NASH担 HOUSE)
We went, cased the place--I didn't like it. The 
house came right up to the property line. But 
John, John was so fucking convincing.
	(FLASH FORWARD. AT THE POLICE STATION)
The more he said was there, the more Ronnie 
wanted to do it. I told him to forget about it.
DAVID:
	(SCENE 19: AT WONDERLAND HOUSE)
Listen, man, call it off. You got Susan down 
here, chill out. Spend some time, work things 
out.

RON:
We are going to work things out, Dave. On a 
beach, man. Maui.

DAVID:
	(FLASH FORWARD. AT THE POLICE STATION)
Like I said, he made his decision. I figured if 
he was going to go, I better go and make sure 
nothing happened.

NICO:
Okay, let's just back up for a second. When did 
Susan Launius arrive?

DAVID:
	(AT THE WONDERLAND HOUSE)
Sometime Sunday. She and Ronnie were having 
some problems so she flew down to patch things 
up.

RON:
Come here. You look so good. I値l get the 
other--

	(SCENE 20: SUSAN STARTS TO PUT HER THINGS IN 
A DRAWER.  SHE MOVES SOME CLOTHES AND FINDS A 
HYPERDERMIC NEED AND A RUBBER HOSE TO SHOT 
HEROIN)

RON:
	(RON COMES UP BEHIND SUSAN TO CUDDLE UP)
Hey.

SUSAN:
Ronnie, what is this? Goddamn it. You told me 
it was gonna be different. You fucking told me 
that!

RON:
Calm down.  I don't want to start like this 
again.

SUSAN:
You fucking told me you were clean.

RON:
I am clean, all right? Cleaner.

SUSAN:
You looked me right in the eye - and you 
promised.

RON:
I don't want to start like this! We start like 
this every fucking time.

SUSAN:
Please, just take me home. Please take me home. 
I don't want to be here. Please, take me home.

DAVID:
	(FLASH FORWARD. AT THE POLICE STATION)
Early that afternoon, Ron gave John some dough 
to go to the Arabs to score some dope and to 
leave the kitchen door unlocked.

RON:
	(SCENE 21: AT THE WONDERLAND HOUSE)
Hey-- John.

JOHN:

Kitchen door, man.

	(SCENE 22: JOHN SHOWS UP AT EDDIE NASH担 
HOUSE.  BUYS SOME COCAINE. MONTAGUE OF JOHN 
COMING AND GOING FROM EDDIE NASH担 HOUSE.)

DAVID:
	(SCENE 23: WONDERLAND HOUSE)
It took him three trips to get it done. 
Finally, around  8:00 in the morning he shows 
up, says the Arab's asleep, it's all clear. I 
was ready to go.

BILLY:
Get him. All right, you fucking honk twice if 
you see anything.
   
CHEREKEE:
Sounds easy enough, boss.

DAVID:
	(LOADING A SHOTGUN)
Rock 創 roll.

RON:
	(SNORTING COCAINE)
I need a snack first.

NICO:
	(FLASH FORWARD. AT THE POLICE STATION)                   
Wait, you got high during the robbery?

DAVID:
Not me. Never when I知 working.

CRUZ:
Oh, come on what do you

NICO: 
No, hang on, hang on. David, when did you get 
to the house?

DAVID:
	(SCENE 24: AT EDDIE NASH担 HOUSE.  ENTERING 
THROUGH THE KITCHEN DOOR TO ROB THE HOUSE)
Around 8:00in the morning. We entered through 
the kitchen door, it was unlocked just like 
John said it would be.

DAVID:
	(TALKING TO GREG AS HE HIT HIM WITH HIS 
SHOTGUN.)
 Down on the carpet!

RON:
	(TALKING TO EDDIE NASH WHO IS COMING OUT OF 
THE BATHROOM WITH A MIRROR FULL OF COCAINE. RON 
HITS EDDIE AND KNOCKS THE COCAINE ON THE 
CARPET.)
Freeze, motherfucker!

BILLY:
Get down or I値l fucking waste you! Down! Fuck! 
Everybody hit the fucking carpet.
	(RUNNING THROUGH THE HOUSE, RON DRAGS EDDIE 
NASH TO THE LIVING ROOM.  DAVID IS TYING UP 
GREG THE BODYGUARD.  BILLY IS PUSHING THE 
HOOKERS DOWN ON THE FLOOR. RON BUMPS DAVID WHO 
ACCIDENTALLY SHOTS GREG THE BODYGUARD IN THE 
BACK. THE GIRLS SCREAM. GREG SCREAMS FROM BEING 
SHOT)
   
NICO:
	(FLASH FORWARD. AT THE POLICE STATION)
You shot him?

DAVID:
Grazed him accidentally when Ronnie bumped into 
me.
   
NICO:
You grazed him?

DAVID:
Mmm, it was a flesh wound.
DAVID:
	(AT THE EDDIE NASH担 HOUSE)
What the fuck are you doing, Ronnie?
   
RON:
What the fuck, man?

DAVID:
 Look at the fucking table!
 	(ALL SHOUTING)

BILLY:
Who the fuck cares?! Who the fuck cares?!

RO N:
	(TO EDDIE NASH WHO HE IS HANDCUFFING)
Give me your fucking hand.

BILLY:
Come on. Just get up and get to the safe. Let痴 
go, Ronnie.

RON:
	(TALKING TO EDDIE NASH WHO HE HIS 
HANDCUFFING)
Gimme your other fucking hand.
   
EDDIE:
I don稚 want to die. Please don稚 kill me.

DAVID:
We left Billy downstairs. We went upstairs for 
the safe. John had told us that there was a 
safe underneath the bed.
                   
RON:
Where the fuck is it, huh?

HOOKER:
	(SCENE 25: SHE IS SLEEPING IN EDDIE担 BED 
AND WAKES UP WHEN RON, EDDIE AND DAVID ENTER 
HIS ROOM)
Eddie?

RON:
What the fuck?
	(RON SLAPS HER AND SHE FALLS OFF THE BED)

EDDIE:
No need for violence, I値l tell you whatever 
you want.
RON:
No violence if you tell me the fucking truth.

EDDIE:
There痴 nothing in there.

RON:
What the fuck is the combination?

EDDIE:
There痴 nothing in there. Nothing in that safe.

RON:
You open your fucking mouth and you tell me the 
fucking combination to the safe, motherfucker.  
Tell me the combination.

EDDIE:
   36-25-16

RON:
	(RON OPENS THE SAFE TO FIND VERY LITTLE 
MONEY)
Where in the fuck is the rest of it? I will 
blow your fucking head off, so help me God, if 
you don稚 tell me.

EDDIE:
All the drugs are at the Starwood.

DAVID:
	(FLASH FORWARD: AT THE POLICE STATION)
And it hit me. This was Eddie Nash謡e were 
hitting Eddie-fucking-Nash and we were screwed.  
I mean, if l had known it was Nash

NICO:
Look, l know who Eddie Nash is, so does 
Detective Cruz. Just go on with the story.

DAVID:
	(AT THE ROBBERY, LOADING UP ALL THE STOLEN 
ITEMS)
We took the place apart. Found as much as we 
could and split.

RON:
	(WALKING OUT THE DOOR WITH HIS HANDS FULL OF 
A BAG OF MONEY.)
Woo-hoo!
	(SCENE 26: DRIVING BACK TO THE WONDERLAND 
HOUSE)

NICO:
	(FLASH FORWARD. AT THE POLICE STATION)
And where was Mr. Holmes during all this?

DAVID:
He was waiting back at the house. I told Ronnie 
in the car to keep things cool. But big mouth 
couldn稚 wait to talk.

BARBARA:
	(SCENE 27: LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW AS THE CAR 
PULLS UP.)
They池e here, they池e here!

RON:
	(COMING THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR AND TALKING 
TO JOHN HOLMES)
You are not gonna believe how much shit we got.

JOHN:
How much did you get?

RON:
Guess.

JOHN:
Everything? Even the safe?

RON:
Oh, yeah.

JOHN:
Woo!

SUSAN:
	(COMING UP TO KISS RON)
Hey, baby.

RON:
Hey, baby. I knew it would work. Yeah!
	(EVERYONE IS CELEBRATING, HIGH-FIVES, KISSES 
WITH THE GIRLS, GATHERING AROUND TO LOOK AT ALL 
THE STOLEN STUFF)

BILLY:
	(GIVE JOY A SUITCASE OF COCAINE)
Deal with these. We値l get to 粗m later.
	(MONTAGUE OF CASH, JEWLRY, LUDES, COCAINE, 
HEROIN, ANTIQUE GUNS)

RON:
I got my guns back!
	(TOASTING AND DRINKING)
Steady cash.

NICO:
	(FLASH FORWARD: AT THE POLICE STATION)
1.2  million? Not bad.

DAVID:
It was a good score. And nobody got hurt.

NICO:
Okay. What痴 next?

DAVID:
	(SCENE 28: AT THE WONDERLAND HOUSE)
Holmes immediately starts bitching about his 
share. He was only in for an eighth cut, and 
all of a sudden he wanted more.

JOHN:
What, are you fucking kidding me? This is not 
my cut.

RON:                   
Scumbag tax. Now we池e even.

JOHN:
Even for what?

RON:
For the guns, John.

JOHN:
But we got the guns back!

RON:
No, l got the guns back. You still owe us for 
all the coke you smoked.

JOHN:
Ronnie, come on, I got editors that l have to 
pay. I have deadlines. This is not my final 
cut.
RON:
I don稚 know what you want me to say, John.



JOHN:
I want you to say that I can have my cut! Okay, 
okay, how about the gems?

BILLY:
You want to wait for the gems, fine. Joy and I 
are going to take them down to Slim痴 and fence 
them. Then you can get your cut.

RON:
There it is, John. That痴 it.

NICO:
	(FLASH FORWARD. AT THE POLICE STATION)
So Holmes set it up and he felt entitled. 

DAVID:
We took all the risks; he sat home with the 
girls.
	(BARBARA SHOTTING HIM UP WITH HEROIN)
At this pointI decided to treat myself to a 
shot of H.  You know, a little reward For a job 
well done.  After that it痴it痴 kind of a 
blur.

JOHN:
	(ON THE PHONE CHECKING HIS MESSAGES)
Mailbox . The password痴 葬palm tree. 葬
	(JOHN LEAVES)

RON:
	(SCENE 29: JOHN COMES BACK. RON THROWS HIM 
SOME CASH.)
There痴 your cut from the gems, buddy. Now get 
the fuck out of here.

JOHN:
You got to be fucking kidding.

RON:
No, I知 not kidding you, John. Get the fuck out 
of here.

JOHN:
Ron, I have editors

RON:
You think l give a shit that you have fucking 
editors?
	(SHOUTING)
We池e all fucking sick of you!

JOHN:
I got a deadline. Hear me out.

RON:
You got a deadline? What about us?

JOHN:
I知 just saying that痴 not my cut.

RON:
John, I知 fucking sick of this shit! Get the 
fuck out of here!
	(RON THROWS BETAMAX OUT THE WINDOW)
Get the fuck out, man!

JOHN:
I知 just saying

RON:
Where痴 your gun, David?

JOHN:
No, that痴 cool, man.
	(JOHN LEAVES)
BILLY:
That痴 fucking great.

RON:
Fuck, man. I知 so fucking sick of that fucking 
guy.

BILLY:
Are you going to fucking fix that?

RON:
We got enough fucking money to fix it. We値l 
fix it.

DAVID:
	(FLASH FORWARD. AT THE POLICE STATION)
I left the next day様 had to go to Sac to 
overnight for this thing and l left Barbara 
there. When I saw the news on the television擁t 
had to be Holmes.

NICO:
Why?
 
	(SCENE 30: AT THE WONDERLAND HOUSE AFTER THE 
ROBBERY. PHONE RINGS)

RON:
Hello? Yo, Joey. Joey, look, man, it's not a 
good time right now. Let me talk to him. Hold 
on, talk to Billy, all right?
BILLY:
Hey, man, what's up? No bullshit, we're closed 
for the day.  Yeah, all right, man. All right, 
listen up...from here on out, we keep a low 
profile.

DAVID:
	(FLASH FORWARD. AT THE POLICE STATION)
Billy was very specific.

BILLY:
	(AT THE WONDERLAND HOUSE)
No deals in the house. Everything happens down 
at the Canyon Store. I mean it. No one in the 
house but inner circle. No one gets buzzed up 
unless I say it's okay. Hey, Holmes, are you 
listening to me?

JOHN:
No, it's cool, it's cool, it's cool, it's cool.

DAVID:
	(FLASH FORWARD. THE POLICE STATION)
And with the security gate, there's no way 
anybody could've gotten in there without 
knowing Billy personally.  John was the only 
one who knew about the Nash hit. That piece of 
shit ratted us out, Let Nash in and got my 
Butterfly killed.

CAPTAIN
	(SCENE 31: CAPTAIN READING THE TRANSCRIPT 
AND WALKING TOWARD HIS OFFICE)
You guys are out of your minds.

NICO:
Let's bring in Nash, Captain.

CRUZ:
He killed them plain as day.

CAPTAIN:
This whole thing is circumstantial and you know 
it.

NICO:
We've brought in people with a lot less.

CAPTAIN:
	(CAPTAIN SITS DOWN AT HIS DESK, THROWS THE 
FILE ON HIS CLUTTERED DESK)
You're talking about Eddie Nash. You don't 
bring him in till you got an eyewitness. What 
do you know? Some junkies robbed Eddie Nash? 
Nah, it's bullshit. Find John Holmes. If he 
tells you that Eddie Nash picked up a pipe and 
swung it, maybe we'll arrest him.

NICO:
All right. Come on.

CAPTAIN:
You want to nail Eddie Nash. Fucking crazy.
	(SCENE 32: AT HOTEL, DAWN AND JOHN ARE IN 
BED.  JOHN IS DREAMING)
                   ( WOMAN SCREAMING )

JOHN:
Could l have a cigarette? Thank you.

DAWN:
It痴 all over the news that four people are 
dead. John. 
   
JOHN:
Well...Um...four? How long have l been out?

DAWN:
For like a day. You've taken me up to that 
street before. There was the house, John.  You 
know, the house.

JOHN:
Really?

DAWN:
You had a nightmare, you were screaming...about 
blood.  You were screaming in your sleep.

JOHN:
Yeah, l had a...my nose... on the trunk. I hit 
my nose on--the trunk on my nose.

POLICE:
	(BREAKING IN THE DOOR OF THE MOTEL)
LAPD, freeze! In the air, in the air! Hands in 
the air!

NICO:
	(SCENE 33: AT THE POLICE STATION, NICO担 
DESK.)
Okay, Dawn, I致e got some photographs I'd like 
you to look at.   You ever seen that house?
   
DAWN:
No.
NICO:
Are you sure? All right. How about here?

DAWN:
Nope.

JOHN:
	(SCENE 34:  DAWN ACTUALLY REMEMBERS THE 
HOUSE AND SHE IS RECALLING IN HER MIND THE 
INCIDENT.  IN THE CAR OUTSIDE OF EDDIE NASH担 
HOUSE)
Let me see. More fucking blue.

DAWN:
Baby...

JOHN:
Say your name. 'My name's Gabrielle.' Say it.

DAWN:
My name is Gabrielle.

JOHN:
Say it.

JOHN:
My name-- hi, my name

JOHN:
What the fuck are you talking about?

DAWN:
God, John, Jesus Christ!

JOHN:
Shut up! Pay attention and be real.  He will 
cut your fucking head off and take you to the 
desert and bury you.

DAWN:
I know that!

JOHN:
Just look in the mirror. I知 sorry, I知 sorry, 
I知 sorry.  Just look in the mirror.

DAWN:
 Fuck!

JOHN:
Just look in the mirror, just look in the 
mirror. What's your name?

DAWN:
My name is Gabrielle.
   
JOHN:
Take a deep breath. It痴 just a thing. I致e 
been with 1000 women, they didn't mean 
anything. 

DAWN:
I don't want to go.

JOHN:
You don't have to go if you don't want to. You 
don't have to go. Fuck it. Just go in and say 
hi. Just like  10 minutes.  Man, fuckin' A. 
It痴 just we owe him so much money, baby. You 
look beautiful.

DAWN:
No, it's okay.

NICO:
	(POLICE STATION)
Do you know that guy?

DAWN:
No.

GREG:
	(SCENE 35: DAWN IS AT EDDIE NASH担 BEDROOM 
DOOR)
Merry Christmas, baby.  Nash!
DAWN:
So what do you want me to do?

EDDIE:
I want you to dance for me.

DAWN:
You mean just like--just dance?

EDDIE:
Dance.

JOHN:
	(SITTING IN HIS CAR OUTSIDE EDDIE NASH担 
HOUSE)
Fuck it. Dawn. Dawn. I was wrong. I was wrong. 
I was wrong. I知 sorry.
EDDIE:
	(IN HIS BEDROOM) 
Move closer.

JOHN:
	(SITTING IN HIS CAR OUTSIDE EDDIE NASH担 
HOUSE)
Oh, no, no, no. No. It痴 wrong, I知 sorry, 
baby.

EDDIE:
	(IN HIS BEDROOM)
Touch me.

NICO:
	(IN THE POLICE STATION)
You've never seen him? 

DAWN:
I think I'd remember meeting somebody like 
that. Don't you?

NICO:
Okay. This is my partner Luis Cruz. He's going 
to give you a ride home, okay?

	(SCENE 36: DAWN THINKING ABOUT GETTING BACK 
IN THE CAR WITH JOHN HOLMES, WALKING TO THE 
MOTEL ROOM, OPENING THE DOOR)

JOHN:
	(SCENE 37: IN A MOTEL ROOM WASHING DAWN)
I値l just keep scrubbing to get it all off. You 
know I知 sorry, right? All right.

CRUZ:
	(FLASH FORWARD. THE POLICE STATION)
You ready? Do you have any place to go?

	(SCENE 38: SHARON HOLMES IS READING THE 
NEWSPAPER, LOOKS OUTSIDE THE WINDOW)

CRUZ:
	(OUTSIDE SHARON HOLMES HOUSE)
Excuse me, miss? Do you want me to go with you?

DAWN:
No, that's cool.

CRUZ:
You sure?
DAWN:
Yeah, thanks.
	( footsteps )
l have no place else to go.
	(KNOCKING ON THE DOOR)
SHARON:
	(SHARON OPENS THE DOOR)
Okay. Come on.

CRUZ:
Ms. Holmes, you sure you don't need me to come 
inside?

SHARON:
No, we're good. 

DAWN:
No, no. Thank you.
 (cartoons play on TV)

SHARON:
	(PUTTING DOWN SOME SOUP ON A PLATTER FOR 
DAWN)
Okay.

DAWN:
I知 really not that hungry.

SHARON:
You eat, sweetie. Worst decision a person can 
make is to make a decision on an empty stomach.

TV VOICE OVER
	(CONNECTION WITH THE LAUREL CANYON MURDERS)
Police have taken X-rated film star John Holmes 
into custody. Holmes, known in the adult film 
industry as Johnny Wadd, has starred in over X-
rated films. Those murders that occurred up on 
Wonderland Avenue...

DAWN:
He hasn't even done a movie in like two years.

SHARON:
Well, I wouldn't know about that.


TV VOICE OVER
What involvement John Holmes may have had in 
the murders is still unclear, but we should 
find out tomorrow when he's arraigned in 
downtown Los Angeles. We are learning a little 
more about Holmes' private life. We've 
uncovered court papers indicating the porn star 
is currently married, but estranged from his 
wi--
	( TV turns off )

SHARON:
What are you doing back with him, Dawn?

DAWN:
I haven't seen you in almost a year, and I 
figured you just got away from him.

DAWN:
I did. I did. I ran away. I got away, Sharon. 
To Oregon, I was there for two months. And l 
had a job, too. I was a nurse, kind of like 
you.  But you know, he just kept calling. You 
know? He just wouldn't stop. Every day, three 
times a day. At first I didn't even take his 
phone calls. He would tell my mother every 
single night, ''Tell Dawn I love her, tell her 
goodnight.'' Every single night before I went 
to bed. So you know, I took his call. I took 
his call. I didn't say a word. Nothing. And 
then he says... he says, 'I can hear you 
breathe, baby.'' And l knew that just my 
breathing was enough to keep him going so that 
he knew he wasn't alone, because he had me.

SHARON:
He's using you, Dawn. When are you going to see 
that? He's been using you for five years. 

DAWN:
No, he's not. No, he's not, 'cause you know 
why? I知 his girl. I知 his girl. Since I was 15 
I致e been his girl. Since... that night in the 
van at the beach, I致e been his girl. 

SHARON:
You gotta get away from him, baby. You take all 
the bad stuff and you put it in a box, and then 
you just put it in a closet and never look at 
it again. And then you move on.
	(LATER THAT NIGHT, SHARON IS TURNING OFF THE 
LIGHTS, SHE SEES THE WEDDING PICTURE OF HER AND 
JOHN HOLMES, SHE PUTS IT DOWN)

CRUZ:
	(SCENE 39: AT SHARON HOLMES HOUSE, NEXT 
MORNING)
He wants to talk to us. We're willing to 
protect John if he tells us everything. But 
he's scared and he fears for your safety. So he 
wants to see you both before he says anything.

SHARON:
So where is he?

NICO:
He's staying at a suite at the Bonaparte Hotel 
downtown.
	
SHARON:
Dawn, do you want to go see John?

DAWN:
Yeah, don't you?

	(SCENE 40: CRUZ DRIVING SHARON AND DAWN TO 
SEE JOHN HOLMES AT THE BONIPART MOTEL)
(Police radio chatter)

JOHN:
	(SCENE 41: CRUZ OPENS THE HOTEL DOOR AND 
LETS SHARON AND DAWN)
Detective. Would you give me some privacy?

DECTECTIVE:
Okay, sure.

JOHN:
Hi. 
	(HUGS DAWN AND SHARON)
Don't say anything, the room's bugged. 
	(SPEAKING TO DAWN)
We're going to go talk for a minute, okay, 
baby?
	(GOING INTO THE BATHROOM  WITH SHARONAND 
RUNNING WATER)
Okay, they've offered me a deal and l think I知 
going to take it. They're going to put me in 
the witness protection program if...I tell them 
everything, everything I told you. Except I知 
not saying anything about anything unless all 
three of us can go.

SHARON:
All three of us?

JOHN:
And they agreed.

SHARON:
Who's all three of us?

JOHN:
You me and Dawn, we can go tomorrow.

SHARON:
No, I知 not going anywhere tomorrow. No.

JOHN:
No, Sharon, that's okay, they've got people 
that can come and pack you.

SHARON:
No, no, no, John. No, I am not going into the 
witness protection program with you. That's 
that.

JOHN:
Yes.

SHARON:
No.

JOHN:
Yes, Sha-- this is the new start--

SHARON:
No. I知 not going into it.

JOHN:
Listen, this is the new start--

SHARON:
No, you gotta listen!

JOHN:
Everything that we planned could happen now.

SHARON:
I don't want a fresh start with you, John. Wake 
up!

JOHN:
Oh, listen...

SHARON:
No, you listen, I am through supporting you. 
You think l would just leave and never see my 
family again?

JOHN:
Sharon.

SHARON:
It痴 gone too far this time.
JOHN:
If you don't help me with this, I am dead.

SHARON:
You're already dead.

JOHN:
This one last thing is all I知 asking for, 
you've got--you've got to do it!

SHARON:
Stop it, John. Just stop it.

JOHN:
What? Sharon--

SHARON:
Don't cry. Don't you dare cry.

JOHN:
Listen, if you don't help-That's not going to 
work anymore.

SHARON:
You think I'd go anywhere with you after this?

JOHN:
Sharon, I am not going to survive this without 
you. Okay?

SHARON:
Really? You don't think you'll survive? You 
told me you were a survivor. Remember that? 
Look at how you're surviving, John.

JOHN:
Why did you come down here then?

SHARON:
What choice do I have? What choice do I have?

JOHN:
Why haven't you divorced me?

SHARON:
I don't know, I don't know.

JOHN:
Sharon, because you love me and you want to 
help me.

SHARON:
It痴 too late, John. it痴 too late.

JOHN:
Sharon, look at me.

SHARON:
No.

JOHN:
Sharon, I know you love me, and I love you.

SHARON:
Do you remember that day 15 years ago in the 
bathroom when you were measuring yourself?

JOHN:
Yes.

SHARON:
Do you remember that? Remember what you said to 
me?

JOHN:
I said that I致e, I...finally found what l 
wanted to do with my life.

SHARON:
Uh-huh, right. That's what you said.  Do you 
remember what I said to you? What did I say?

JOHN:
What do you want me to say? You said that if l 
sold my...

SHARON:
That's right. What did I say to you?
(John crying ) You tell me who you are. What 
did l say to you?!

JOHN:
You said anyone that sells their...their body 
is a whore.

SHARON:
Uh-huh. Stay away from the house.


JOHN:
How's my girl?

DAWN:
Fine.

NICO:
	(SCENE 42: PARKING LOT OF THE HOTEL WALKING 
TOWARD THE BACK ENTERANCE)
Detective Ward, thank you for coming out on 
such short notice.

WARD:
Captain Nimziki explained the urgency. Has he 
backed up any of Lind's testimony? 

NICO:
He's hinting.

WARD:
Hinting?

NICO:
He knows a lot. He's just playing his cards 
very close to the chest.

WARD:
What's he want?

NICO:
Immunity. 

WARD:
What else?

NICO:
Protection.

WARD:
Really?

JOHN:
	(SCENE 43: TALKING TO DETECTIVE CRUZ IN THE 
HOTEL)	
How many you think?

CRUZ:
I have no idea.


JOHN:
No idea? You never counted?

CRUZ:
No, no.

JOHN:
Most men have.

CRUZ:
All right.

JOHN:
Why do you think that is?

CRUZ:
I don't know. I guess it's their ego.

JOHN:
Well, I知 thinking...I知 thinking Boca.

CRUZ:
- Boca Raton?

JOHN:
Yeah, is there another Boca?

CRUZ:
Only one. Anywhere you want.

JOHN:
That's the only one I ever heard of, Boca 
Raton. I知 thinking Boca 'cause I知 thinking of 
an alligator. Can you get me an alligator? Can 
you give me an alligator? I can see Boca, I can 
see the condominium, I can see an alligator--
like on a chain.

CRUZ:
Right, right. I need something that implicates 
Eddie Nash. On the record. Why don't you tell 
me about the robbery?

JOHN:
What robbery?
	(DETECTIVE WARD WALKS IN)
Hey, Bill.

WARD:
Hiya, John. How you been?

JOHN:
Good. Good to see you.
WARD:
Good to see you.

JOHN:
I知 not talking in front of these guys.
	(WARD MOTIONS FOR CRUZ AND NICO TO LEAVE)
Did you ever get those cigars I sent you?

WARD:
Oh, they were good.

JOHN:
Right, the best.

WARD:
You got taste.

JOHN:
Yeah, you look good.

WARD:
Thank you, John.

JOHN:
What are you working on?

WARD:
Administrative Vice.

JOHN:
Administrative? You got a desk job? That's 
insane, man.

WARD:
I知 an old man, John.

JOHN:
I guess. You break your legs or something? 
Jesus.

WARD:
No, I致e been doing good. You haven't though, 
from what I hear.

JOHN:
Yeah, what'd you hear?
WARD:
You're doing a lot of drugs, partying with the 
wrong crowd.

JOHN:
Yeah, I知 a drug addict, Bill.

WARD:
I know, John. I know about the robbery that you 
and all those dead people up on Wonderland 
pulled on Eddie Nash. You know, I知 not here as 
a cop. I知 here as your friend.

JOHN:
No, l know that Bill, thanks for coming down. 
And thanks for the room it痴 nice. Everyone's 
been really good.

WARD:
Want to tell me about it, or... Is this just a 
waste of my time?

JOHN:
No, come on. Can we take a drive?

WARD:
I wish we could, John.

JOHN:
You got any coke?

WARD:
No, I can't do that.

JOHN:
	(SPEAKING INTO THE MICROPHONE)
How about a coffee then with like a million 
fucking sugars?

WARD:
Just tell the story, John. Tell me what you 
know.

JOHN:
We got a deal?

WARD:
Talk to me, John. Just tell me about it.

JOHN:
Sure, I値l tell you a story. But if we don't 
have a deal, then it's just a story, right?

WARD:
I知 listening, John.

JOHN:
Okay, I知 gonna tell you a story, a story 
called ''Wonderland.'' Wonderland's the house 
everyone on the whole mountain hopes would burn 
down. The lease was in Joy's name-- Joy Miller. 
She was a rich westie that got all junked up, 
got cancer, both breasts removed, still 
shooting junk. Her old man Billy Deverell...is 
a kind of a dumb hick who couldn't really make 
up his mind about anything without a guy like 
Ron Launius around to come up with the idea. 
Ronnie's crazy and unpredictable, but was 
always good with me until he got hooked up with 
one of the sleaziest scumbags to ever come down 
the pike. Dude from Sacramento-- biker. This 
guy, stone-cold killer, a liar, a thief and a 
rapist. 

WARD:
What was his name?

JOHN:
	(OTHER ROOM, CRUZ AND NICO ARE LISTENING TO 
THE CONVERSATION)
David Lind. Don't believe a word he says. Now 
you know me a long time, right? I can judge a 
character. I know when a scene is a scene. 
	(HOTEL ROOM WITH JOHN AND WARD TALKING)
This guy becomes the brains of the operation. 
So when they get too strung out to do anything, 
then he's got the perfect solution.

WARD:
What?

JOHN:
They stole. The kinda stuff that doesn't get 
reported stolen.

WARD:
Drugs?

JOHN:
Drugs, guns, money, anything. Whatever they 
wanted they took-- smash and grab stuff.
	(SPEAKING INTO THE MICROPHONE)
How about that fucking coffee? Now l knew a big 
time fence lived up The Donas.

WARD:
Eddie Nash?

JOHN:
Yeah.
WARD:
What is he, your friend or your connection? 
What? We hung out. Bill, I知 not like an altar 
boy.
MODEL:
	(SCENE 45: ON A BOAT OWNED BY EDDIE NASH)
I'd love to show you the boat.

JOHN:
Is this your boat?

MODEL:
No.

EDDIE:
Hey...I know you, you're Johnny Wadd!

JOHN:
Yeah.

EDDIE:
Johnny Wadd on my boat! I love your movies, 
man.

JOHN:
Your name?

EDDIE:
Eddie Nash.

JOHN:
This is my boat. I知 your biggest fan. I see 
all your movies, yes.
	(SPEAKING TO THE MODEL)
Get out of here! Yes... big star John Wadd. 
Very big. (both laughing ) Hey, listen, John, 
you come up my house sometime, we hang out, we 
party.

JOHN:
Sure, sure.

EDDIE:
I make a little coffee, we hang out, we do 
other things.
( John laughs )
You know what I知 saying?

JOHN:
	(BACK AT THE HOTEL)
I knew him. Anyway, these guys do a big score 
down at
	(POLICE OFFICER COMES IN WITH COFFEE)
Oh, thanks. They hit a mark in West Covina and 
got their hands on four antique guns, really 
beautiful museum pieces. Nice tooling and all 
that. I didn't think Eddie would want the guns, 
and I told David this. But l didn't feel like 
getting my ass kicked either, so I go up there. 
And I was right. 
	(FLASH BACK TO THE WONDERLAND HOUSE, JOHN 
WALKING IN)
Eddie can't fence the guns, he says they're too 
fancy, too high profile, so he gave us like two 
grand as collateral.

RON:
That is bullshit. Fucking bullshit, man. Eddie 
Nash, scumbag piece of shit. Somebody ought to 
hit that guy, man. There's long-time money.

JOHN:
	(AT THE HOTEL TALKING WITH WARD)
I take the bad news back to the boys and what 
can they do? It痴 Eddie-fucking-Nash, right? 
	(AT THE WONDERLAND HOUSE)
Then like, two weeks later they call me in, and 
David says to me... 

DAVID:
You talk to Nash much?

JOHN:
I was over there on Tuesday.

DAVID:
Did he ever mention those antiques?

JOHN:
They're still $2,000.00.

RON:
Screw that. Those are our guns.

DAVID:
How many times you think you've been in that 
house?

JOHN:
Like 20, 30 times.

DAVID:
You think you could draw us a map?

JOHN:
A map? What for?


BILLY:
- Don't worry about it, John.

WARD:
	(AT THE HOTEL TALKING WITH WARD)
Did you do it?

JOHN:
What, of the fucking palm trees? I mean, buy a 
fucking Thomas Guide.
(laughs) 
	(OUTSIDE OF EDDIE NASH担 HOUSE)
So we go up there--this is David's bright idea. 
David, Ronnie, Billy--everyone's sitting in the 
car across the street from Eddie Nash's 
house...

BILLY:
In through the kitchen.

RON:
Definitely.

JOHN:
...and David's sitting there drawing a map. I 
tried to talk him out of it, I swear to God, 
I知 sitting there in the car, I知 saying... You 
guys are joking, right?

DAVID:
John, shut your hole.

JOHN:
So all of a sudden David's got everybody all 
hopped up. Then they decided, let's stop 
talking and start taking. Look, l know an 
actress in Tarzana and she's got like a wall of 
TVs and like three microwaves.

RON:
What are you, a nigger? You have any brains or 
did it all go to your cock? You want to steal a 
microwave? What the fuck are we going to do 
with a microwave?

JOHN:
Heat your food up with it.

RON:
You think I知 hungry? The only thing I want to 
heat up right now is some fucking dope, man! 
I知 so railed I can't even think straight. This 
town is a fucking desert, man. Did Indo-
fucking-china dry up in this fucking city? I 
want some goddamn, motherfucking smack! Shit, 
David, what the fuck? I told you not to let me 
do so much blow. You know how I get, shit!

JOHN:
Even know who Eddie Nash is?

RON:
Do you think I give a shit?

JOHN:
Then they tell me I gotta participate. 'Cause I 
know him. Like knowing him means something. 
Yeah, well, I don't want any part of that, man.
	(DAVID GOES OVER TO JOHN WHO IS SNORTING 
COCAINE AND GRABS HIS NECK TO CHOCK HIM)

DAVID:
Listen to me, motherfucker, we're doing this. 
And if l have to whack that ass-grease knuckle 
fuck to get his shit, then that's that.

JOHN:
I could see it in their eyes. They had made a 
decision. I went up there three times to warn 
Eddie.
	(FLASH BACK. AT EDDIE NASH担 HOUSE)
Eddie, I知 not lying. You just got to give 
those fucking fucks back their guns.

NASH:
Fuck you and fuck your friends.

JOHN:
But he's based out of his mind--l mean, crazy 
man psycho. 10 days straight.

NASH:
You want the guns from the Nash? Motherfuck! 
Come up and take them from the Nash. Huh?

JOHN:
	(AT THE HOTEL TALKING WITH WARD)
And I have to admit this, Bill...I知 looking 
right in his eyes and I知 thinking, better him 
than me. Better him than me. 

WARD:
What did they want you to do to help them?

DAVID:
	(FLASH BACK. AT THE WONDERLAND HOUSE)
Kitchen door.

JOHN:
Cool, man.
	(AT THE HOTEL SPEAKING TO WARD)
They wanted me to...unlock, like, the kitchen 
door. Something like that.

WARD:
Did you do it?

JOHN:
Yeah. Yeah, that thing went down.
	(AT THE WONDERLAND HOUSE JOHN COMES IN, 
DAVID IS DOING HEROIN.)
Get him.

RON:
	(SNORTING COCAINE)
I need another snack. You got the coke?
	(SCENE 46: RON, DAVID, AND BILLY, CHEREKEE 
RETURNING AFTER THE ROBBERY)

BILLY:
We fucking did it!

RON:
Woo-hoo!

JOHN:
How much did you get?

RON:
All of it, man, everything!

JOHN:
You didn't hit the safe?

RON:
Even the back bathroom, man! Sue, I told you 
we'd do it. Woo-hoo!

JOHN:
After they hit Eddie, they come back to 
Wonderland, I知 there, and they're all hoopin' 
and hollerin' about all the shit they got.

WARD:
	(AT THE HOTEL TALKING WITH JOHN HOLMES)
What shit?



JOHN:
Everything. Guns, money, drugs. And they're not 
playing it cool, either. Phone's ringing off 
the hook and they keep answering it.

BILLY:
	(SCENE 47: FLASHBACK. AT THE WONDERLAND 
HOUSE, DOING DRUGS, JUMPING AROUND, TALKING A 
MILLION MILES TO ONE ANOTHER) 
(phone rings )
Hello? Yo, Joey, no listen to this, you are 
never going to guess - who we just fucking 
nailed!

RON:
Let me tell him, come on.

BILLY:
Guess again, motherfucker.

RON:
Let me tell him.

BILLY:
Guess again! All right, Ronnie wants to tell 
you.

RON:
Eddie Nash!
(laughing )

JOHN:
	(AT THE HOTEL TALKING TO DETECTIVE WARD)
You're not going to believe this shit. They're 
telling people that they hit Eddie Nash. Can 
you believe that? Sitting there passing the 
phone back and forth.

WARD:
Who are they talking to?

JOHN:
Anyone that would listen. Everybody that 
called. All their scumbag customers. I said, 
迭onnie, we should keep a low profile. They 
didn't listen.
	(AT THE WONDERLAND HOUSE)

CHEREKEE:
Betamax. The Betamax-- out there. Man, out 
there, throw it. The fucking Betamax out the 
fucking window.


RON:
Here she comes
	(RON GRABS THE BETAMAX AND THROWS IT OUT THE 
WINDOW)

JOHN:
	(AT THE HOTEL TALKING WITH WARD)
How fucking stupid is that? So l fucking split.

WARD:
Where'd you go?

JOHN:
	(SCENE 48: JOHN IN A HOTEL DOING DRUGS WITH 
DAWN)
Santa Monica for a couple days. Just laying 
low.

	(SCENE 49: JOHN ON THE STREET USING A PAY 
PHONE)
Then I called Eddie.

WARD:
	(TALKING TO JOHN IN THE HOTEL ROOM)
You called Eddie Nash?

JOHN:
Yeah, I called him. I was planning on leaving. 
I mean, I wish I had left.

WARD:
What the fuck were you thinking?

JOHN:
Listen, l knew if l didn't call him that I'd 
never be able to show my face here in LA again.

WARD:
So what did he say?

JOHN:
Bill, everything was cool. Hey, it's John.

JOHN:
I call him up, he doesn't mention anything 
about the robberies. ''Come on up. '' All 
right, I値l be there. Right on. Well, I stepped 
inside

GREG:
	(SCENE 50: AT EDDIE NASH担 HOUSE AFTER THE 
ROBBERY)
Johnny boy.

JOHN:
 What's up?

EDDIE:
Hey. Brother. Good to see you. Where you been?

JOHN:
Oh, you know, around.

EDDIE:
Well, I知 glad you come by. I need a favor.

JOHN:
Sure, anything you want. 

EDDIE:
	(HITS JOHN IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH THE 
BUTT OF A GUN)
I want you to beg.

JOHN:
What? 

EDDIE:
I said beg, motherfucker!

JOHN:
Eddie, no!

EDDIE:
You think I知 stupid?

JOHN:
No, Eddie!

EDDIE:
You think l don't figure it out? You bring 
those people into my house.  You piece of shit. 
I fucking trusted you! You dog! Crawl. Crawl 
like dog! 
	(SPEAKING TO GREG)
He's not crawling fast enough. Greg, make him 
fly.
	(GREG PICKS UP JOHN HOLMES AND THROWS HIM 
ONTO A GLASS TABLE)
You know what they did to me? You know what 
those motherfuckers did to the Nash? 

RON:
	(FLASHBACK. ROBBERY AT EDDIE NASH担 HOUSE)
You like this? You fucking sand nigger. You 
fucking greaseball.

EDDIE:
I知 gonna find out who you are, you cocksucker 
motherfuckers. I知 gonna tear your fucking eyes 
out!

RON:
Suck this, you sand jockey faggot. Suck this. 
Give me the fucking combination.

EDDIE:
	(TALKING TO JOHN HOLMES)
They handcuffed me. They beat my women. They 
dragged me upstairs. They put gun in my mouth! 
How do they know about the safe? How do they 
know about the Nash's safe under the bed from? 
You know what they did to Greg? 

GREG:
	(FLASHBACK. THE ROBBERY AT EDDIE NASHES 
HOUSE)
Amateur motherfucker. You better kill me or 
cancel Christmas.

DAVID:
Shut up, nigger! I値l blow your black ass 
straight back to Africa.

GREG:
Nash, fuck these motherfuckers. It痴 amateur 
night!

DAVID:
No witnesses.

BILLY:
David, no!

NASH:
	(TALKING TO JOHN HOLMES)
You see what they did to Greg? Show him, Greg. 
Show him.
	(GREG PULLS UP HIS SHIRT AND SHOWS JOHN 
HOLMES HIS WOUND)
They shot heroin in my bathroom. They cut rails 
on my daughter's vanity mirror. On my 
daughter's mirror!

RON:
	(THE ROBBERY AT EDDIE NASHES HOUSE DAVID IS 
SHOOTING HEROIN AND RON IS SNORTING LINES OF 
COCAINE)
Yo, man, you want to ride this?

DAVID:
No man, that shit'll kill you.

RON:
Come on, man. Let's fucking finish this.

WARD:
	(AT THE HOTEL)
Wait a minute, they were doing drugs during the 
robbery?

JOHN:
Yeah. And get this, on their way out...
DAVID:
	(THE ROBBERY AT EDDIE NASH担 HOUSE WALKING 
OUT THE DOOR.)
John Holmes says hello! 

RON:
Whoo-hoo!

WARD:
	(AT THE HOTEL. NICO AND CRUZ LISTENING TO 
THE CONVERSATION.)
What? What?

JOHN:
Yeah, he ratted me out. Nash had been looking 
for me for two days so it was just dumb luck I 
called him.

EDDIE:
	(SCENE 51: AT HIS HOUSE WITH JOHN HOLMES 
TIED UP TO A CHAIR)
What are we going to do now, brother? Mary 
Holmes, West Jefferson, Pataskala, Ohio. Sharon 
Holmes, West Glendale. You're gonna tell me who 
robbed me. Because if you don't-- if you don't, 
I知 going to kill every person in that book 
starting with your mother, your sister, your 
girlfriend, that niece of yours, Gabrielle, 
every last one of them. I知 going to torture 
them to death. And while I知 doing it, I知 
going to tell them it's because of you. And 
when they're dead--when they're dead, I知 going 
to cut off your 14-inch cock, chop it up, and 
shove it down your throat! So now you tell 
me...who the fuck hit me?!

JOHN:
	(JOHN TALKING TO WARD AT THE HOTEL)
Eddie Nash has got a gun to your knee and he 
says he's going to kill your wife, what would 
you do? 

WARD:
I'd tell him.

JOHN:
Fucking-A right I told him.

WARD:
And what did he say?

NASH:
 (AT HIS HOUSE WITH JOHN HOLMES TIED UP TO A 
CHAIR)
You're going to do to those guys on Wonderland 
what you did to me.

WARD:
What did that mean?

JOHN:
Means l had to get in the car with his dudes 
and go over and get inside of the Wonderland 
house.

JOHN:
	(SCENE 60: AT THE WONDERLAND HOUSE. IT担 
NIGHT AND JOHN HOLMES IS WITH EDDIE NASH担 
GANG)
	( JOHN BUZZES TO GET LET UP)

BILLY:
Yeah?

JOHN:
It痴 John, man.

BILLY:
What?
 	(JOHN BUZZES AGAIN)

JOHN:
It痴 John.
	(BILLY BUZZES JOHN UP. JOHN WALKS IN AND RON 
IS COOKING SOME HEROIN.)
What痴 up?	

RON:
	(SITTING IN THE WONDERLAND HOUSE.  JOHN IS 
EYING THE COCAINE ON THE TABLE)
Knock yourself out, John.

RON:
	(GETS UP FROM A CHAIR AND HEADS TO BED)
Good night, man.

BILLY:
You cooked?

JOHN:
	(AFTER DOING SEVERAL LINES OF COCAINE, JOHN 
GETS UP AND LEAVES)
See ya.

BILLY:
Fucking unbelievable. Fucking unbelievable.

WARD:
	(AT THE HOTEL TALKING TO JOHN HOLMES)
So you left the door unlocked?

JOHN:
Well, no. Ajar.

WARD:
Did you see Greg or Danny go in the house? Did 
you hear anything at all?
 (shouting)

JOHN:
No.
	(SCENE 61: WALKING OUTSIDE THE WONDERLAND 
HOUSE)

WARD:
	(AT THE HOTEL)
What about in the street outside? Did you see 
'em in the street? What about the street? Did 
you see 'em in the car or approaching the 
house?

JOHN:
No, I didn't see Diles, I didn't see Greg, I 
didn't see Eddie after I got out of the car.

WARD:
Did you go back?

JOHN:
Go back to Eddie's?

WARD:
No, no, no. Did you go back to Wonderland?
	(SCENE 62: JOHN GOING BACK TO WONDERLAND. HE 
FINDS COCAINE AND SNORTS IT.)

JOHN:
No.
	
WARD:
You sure?

JOHN:
No, why would I go back?

WARD:
John...

NICO:
	(LISTENING FROM THE OTHER ROOM)
Wait, here it comes, this is it.

WARD:
...were you present when the murders happened?

JOHN:
No.

NICO:
	(LISTENING FROM THE OTHER ROOM)
Stay on him, stay on him, stay on him.

WARD:
Did you see 'em murdered?

JOHN:
No. Bill, are you calling me a murderer?  

NICO:
	(LISTENING FROM THE OTHER ROOM)
Come on.

WARD:
So...when you left them, they were all alive?

JOHN:
Yeah, when l left, they were alive. Eddie Nash 
had these people killed  because of a robbery 
you set up.

NICO:
Oh, come on, Ward.

JOHN:
Yeah.

WARD:
And you'll testify to that.

JOHN:
No. Haven't you been listening? He is the 
Prince of fucking Darkness.  What are you 
talking about? You don't know who Eddie Nash 
is?

WARD:
I worked Hollywood Vice for 20 years, John, I 
know who Eddie Nash is.

JOHN:
What are you saying?

WARD:
How do you expect me to protect you if you 
won't go on the record?

JOHN:
I think-- I trust you. I think you could 
protect me. I don't trust them.

WARD:
So what do you want me to tell them?

JOHN:
Tell them whatever you want.

	(SCENE 63: NICO, CRUZ, AND WARD, LATER THAT 
EVENING IN THE HOTEL WITH JOHN, SUSAN, AND DAWN 
SLEEPING IN THE OTHER ROOM)

NICO:
Goddamn stroke job. He gives us nothing. Zero. 
A fat fucking doughnut. He doesn't finger Nash, 
he doesn't even put himself at the scene.

CRUZ:
The Coroner's preliminary report indicates that 
the murder weapons, plural, were probably 
striated lead pipes an inch in diameter.

NICO:
They got their skulls bashed in. Whole pieces 
of bone, gone. Three women. And that sack of 
shit in there set the whole thing up.
JOHN:
	(SCENE AT THE WONDERLAND HOUSES.)  
I致e been going there for two, three years. 
Dude calls me brother.

NICO:
	(AT THE HOTEL)
He just sells out Nash and lets somebody else 
do the dirty work.
	(SCENE AT WONDERLAND, RON GIVE JOHN HIS CUT 
OF THE ROBBERY, BUT JOHN ISN探 HAPPY WITH IT.)
Then he gets screwed on the split. Now he's 
pissed off.
	(SCENE AT EDDIE NASH担 HOUSE.  JOHN IS ANGRY 
ABOUT HIS CUT OF THE ROBBERY SO HE GOES AND 
TELLS NASH WHO ROBBED HIM)

GREG:
- Johnny boy. Hey.

JOHN:
- What's up?
	(AT THE HOTEL, THEN BACK AT EDDIE NASH担 
HOUSE)
So he hightails it back over to Nash's house...

NASH:
John, my brother.

JOHN:
How are you?
	(AT THE HOTEL)
...and rats 'em out. He handed Nash the 
Wonderland gang. He served it up on a silver 
platter. Get back, plain and simple.

CRUZ:
	(OUTSIDE THE WONDERLAND HOUSE)
Neighbors reported hearing loud noises...
( yelling )
...and they thought it was some kind of primal 
scream therapy or something.

NICO:
	(AT THE HOTEL)
It was a perfect plan, really.
	(JOHN AND EDDIE NASH担 GANGSTERS OUTSIDE THE 
DOOR)
There was people coming and going all the time, 
always a party going on.
Some loud noise at night was not gonna raise an 
eyebrow.
	(AT THE HOTEL)


CRUZ:
Exactly, but what he didn't count on was David 
Lind surviving.

DAVID:
	(AT THE POLICE STATION)
It had to be Holmes. That piece of shit ratted 
us out.

WARD:
	(AT THE HOTEL)
Hey, I read Lind's statement. He paints himself 
out to be an angel-- he's lying his ass off.

DAVID:
	(AT THE POLICE STATION)
I got pushed from behind and my gun discharged 
accidentally.

WARD:
	(AT THE HOTEL)
We don't know if any of his statement is even 
true. He knew who Nash was the whole time. 

DAVID:
	(TALKING TO JOHN HOLMES ABOUT THE ANTIQUE 
GUNS AT THE WONDERLAND HOUSE)
You take these guns up there now or I値l cut 
your head off.

WARD:
	(AT THE HOTEL)
What kind of thief doesn't know who he's 
hitting until the robbery itself?

CRUZ:
What fool would set up the biggest gangster in 
L.A...

JOHN:
	(AT THE PHONE BOOTH CALLING EDDIE NASH AFTER 
THE ROBBERY)
Hey, Eddie what's up?

CRUZ:
...and waltzes back to his house like nothing 
happened?

NASH:
	(AT NASH担 HOUSE, JOHN HOLMES COMES OVER 
AFTER THE ROBBERY)
Where you been?

JOHN:
Well, Eddie, l got a crazy story l think you're 
going to want to hear.

NICO:
	(AT THE HOTEL)
David Lind is not half the liar that that 
cocksucker is. David Lind lost the love of his 
life, and he knows that John Holmes is 
responsible. Now it wouldn't surprise me at all 
if Holmes had planned on the murders from the 
get-go. 

WARD:
You heard his story.

JOHN:
	(FLASHBACK: TALKING TO WARD IN THE HOTEL)
- He pulls out my black book. He's going to 
kill everyone in it. Your name's in there, 
Bill.

NICO:
	(AT THE HOTEL TALKING TO WARD AND CRUZ)
Fuck the black book. The black book is a crock 
of shit. It痴 a fairy tale. He knew we were 
listening to him. He didn't want to get dirty.

WARD:
Neither does Lind.

NICO:
Four people get their heads bashed in and 
there's not a single witness?
	(JOHN AND EDDIE NASH担 GANGSTERS AT THE 
WONDERLAND HOUSE)
No, no, he was in that house as sure as Christ 
was on the cross. 38 sets of different prints 
lifted.

WARD:
Any one of which could be our guy.

NICO:
Including a left palm print, palm down on the 
bedrail, not two feet from Ron Launius' head.

WARD:
Wait at minute, are you trying to tell me you 
think he swung the pipe?

NICO:
He was either trying to kill him or trying to 
screw him. Look, you read Lind's statement. 
Holmes hated Launius. Launius embarrassed him 
in public all the time. It really would not 
surprise me in the least if he had taken a 
couple whacks at him.
WARD:
You know what, Sam? You can't even tie him to 
the scene of the crime.

NICO:
	(IN THE BEDROOM, JOHN AND DAWN ARE SLEEPING, 
SHARON IS LISTENING TO THE CONVERSATION AND 
PULLS AWAY FROM JOHN WHO HAS HIS ARM AROUND 
HER.
The fact that he's got a pulse ties him to the 
scene of the crime.

WARD:
He doesn't need to be there, Nico.   Nash knows 
he's terrified. He'll keep his mouth shut.

NICO:
No, I don't buy it. Nash is not an idiot. He's 
certainly not going to put his freedom in the 
hands of one.

WARD:
I致e known John for almost 20 years. While I値l 
admit that we haven't spent much time together 
lately, the John l know just isn't capable-- 

NICO:
I don't know who you know or don't know. All I 
know is that the cocksucker in the other room 
there is a basehead. And the one thing you can 
always know about a basehead is that they are 
completely full of shit He's dicking us around. 
A mile of dick and no balls. If he had some 
balls, he'd come out and say, ''I did it.'' But 
he ain't gonna do that.

WARD:
It痴 your call.

NICO:
Fuck it. We gotta cut him loose.

JOHN:
	(SCENE 64: AT SHARON HOLMES HOUSE GETTING 
MONEY FROM HER)
Hi, Sharon. Thanks so much for--

SHARON:
Where's Dawn?

JOHN:
She's in the car, but--


SHARON:
I want to talk to her.

JOHN:
You think that's such a good idea?  Sharon, 
just be cool, okay? Please.

SHARON:
Hey.
	(SHARON GIVES DAWN HER DOG)

DAWN:
Oh, thank you.
	(TALKING TO HER DOG)
Hi.

SHARON:
You take care of him, honey.

DAWN:
I will.

SHARON:
You take care of yourself first.

DAWN:
I will.

SHARON:
Promise me.

DAWN:
I promise.

SHARON:
Take care of this little one too.
	(SHE LEANS OVER AND HUGS DAWN)
I love you.

DAWN:
I love you.

SHARON:
	(TALKING TO JOHN AS SHE IS HANDING HIM 
MONEY)
This is all l could get.


JOHN:
Thanks so much, Sharon. I値l pay you back幼

SHARON:
Stop lying, I can't.

JOHN:
Sharon, I知 not lying. We'll pay--

SHARON:
It痴 a payoff, okay? You should understand that 
term. I知 paying you off to stay out of my 
life.
	(SHARON WALKS BACK INTO HER HOUSE AND CLOSES 
THE DOOR. ENGINE STARTS. CAR DRIVES OFF. SHE 
SITS ON HER BED AND LOOKS AT PHOTOGRAPHS. 
FLASHBACK TO HER SLEEPING.  CAR APPROACHES. 
TIRES SCREECHING. DOGS BARKING. CAR DOOR 
SLAMS.)

JOHN:
	(SCENE 65: JOHN IS APPROUCHING THE HOUSE 
CALLING.)
Sharon? Sharon. Sharon?
	(KNOCKING ON THE DOOR)

SHARON:
What are you doing here?

JOHN:
I知 sorry, I had an accident. I知 sorry, Can I 
come in please?

SHARON:
	(OPENING THE DOOR, JOHN IS COVERED IN BLOOD)
Oh my God, oh my God, John, come in. Can you 
make it in?

JOHN:
Yeah. I知 sorry.

SHARON:
Oh, my God. It痴 okay.

JOHN:
I知 sorry.

JOHN:
I had an accident.

SHARON:
I see that.		
JOHN:
Can I have a tub? I need a hot water tub.

SHARON:
You might need to go to a hospital.

JOHN:
No.

SHARON:
Oh, John.

JOHN:
Can I please--

SHARON:
It痴 okay.

JOHN:
I don't feel well.

SHARON:
It痴 all right, its okay. I知 going to put you 
in this chair, John, okay? I知 just going to 
put you in this chair. Sit down.
	(JOHN SITS DOWN IN THE KITCHEN WHILE SHARON 
GETS SOME ANTISEPTIC.)

JOHN:
Could you fill the tub with water, please? It痴 
not really going good out here.

SHARON:
Okay.

JOHN:
Please. Okay.

SHARON:
Stay with me.

JOHN:
No. No.

SHARON:
You're in shock. I have to check you out.


JOHN:
No, please make a tub of hot water.

SHARON:
I need to get

JOHN:
	(YELLING)
Sharon, put the water in the tub! 
	(NEAR SOBS)
I知 sorry. 
	(DAZED)
Hot water.

SHARON:
Stay calm.

JOHN:
Okay.

SHARON:
Oh God, you have a head injury.

JOHN:
I知 sorry I yelled, but
	(JOHN FOLLOWS SHARON INTO THE BATHROOM)

SHARON:
John? Easy. Okay, easy. All right, John.

JOHN:
I知 okay. I知 getting in now.

JOHN:
	(JOHN STRIPS DOWN AND GETS INTO THE 
BATHTUBE)
Okay, hot, hot.

SHARON:
John, close your eyes 'cause this could sting 
if it gets in. 

JOHN:
I知 homesick. 

SHARON:
Where's the cut?

JOHN:
There's too much blood. I gotta get it off, 
okay?

SHARON:
John, where's the wound?

JOHN:
Give me more warm water.  Like a firework

SHARON:
Where's the wound? There's no wound. This isn't 
your blood, John. Whose blood is this?

JOHN:
I need a sponge, 'cause it don't come-- you 
have to really scrub.

SHARON:
John, John!

JOHN:
What?

SHARON:
What happened, John?

JOHN:
Five people are dead, Sharon. They were 
murdered. Up on Wonderland. They shouldn't have 
done that to him. They humiliated him-- to the 
Nash. They were so stupid.

SHARON:
I知 not following this, John.

JOHN:
He had my book. He had my black book. He had 
everyone's name in it. He said he was going to 
kill you. So I told him I couldn't let that 
happen. So then they went up to Wonderland. 
They made me go there. I did it for us, Sharon. 
He had your name in there--he said he was going 
to kill you.

SHARON:
What did you do for us?

JOHN:
I had to, Sharon--I had no choice. Oh, there's 
so much blood. Ron's head was like a firework. 
I saw inside his head. It just opened like a 
grapefruit.

SHARON:
What did you do, John? What did you do, John?

JOHN:
I left before anything happened.

SHARON:
I don't understand, what'd you-- What did you 
do?!

JOHN:
I left before anything happened. But, I-- I 
never-- Sharon, I

SHARON:
	(WALKS OUT OF THE BATHROOM)
No, I don't want to know. 

JOHN:
No. -Sharon--

SHARON:
	(JOHN IS GETTING DRESSED AND FOLLOWING HER)
I don't want to know. No. You need to get out. 
You need to leave. No, I want you out of my 
house. I want you to leave.

JOHN:
Okay. Fine. You don't understand anyway.

SHARON:
I  understand, I understand.

JOHN:
What your husband had to do--

SHARON:
You brought filth into my life again!

JOHN:
Filth? You wanna know what filth is? What your 
husband had to do to survive down at Peanuts 
with those faggots.

SHARON:
You're not my fucking husband!

JOHN:
Really?

SHARON:
You're a gigolo.

JOHN:
Oh, really? No, I知 Johnny-fucking-Wadd! That's 
what I am, huh? You know what they wanted up at 
Wonderland? What Eddie wanted? That thing, that 
thing-- that thing that makes me a star, 
Sharon. Look at me. Any idea what it's like?

SHARON:
What thing are you talking about?

JOHN:
This thing! This fucking thing! Everybody wants 
and nobody can have. Do you remember when you 
loved it? 

SHARON:
That went away a long time ago. A long time 
ago.

JOHN:
You left me!

SHARON:
Bullshit. That is not bullshit! That's 
bullshit, John. You left me! Then we can stop 
arguing. You left me that day in the bathroom. 
You chose that thing over me. That disgusting 
thing that makes me sick.

JOHN:
I知 not nobody, Sharon. I知 a star.

SHARON:
You are a whore, John.

JOHN:
Oh, really, yeah? I知 a survivor, Sharon! I知 
scum? I知 filth? I知 alive. And those people at 
Wonderland? They'll never laugh at me again. 
They got theirs with a lead pipe, and I知 still 
here surviving. 
	(FLASHFORWARD, SHARON IS TAKING ALL THE 
PHOTOGRAPHS AND PUTTING THEM IN THE DRAWER.)

CRUZ:
	(SCENE 66: AT THE HOSPITAL)
You know, this case could make our careers.

NICO:
This case could end our careers. Nobody's going 
to back us against Nash without an eyewitness. 
I talked to Nimziki this morning. Nash is 
untouchable until November.
CRUZ:
Shit. Who's dick's Nimziki sucking?

NICO:
Everybody's. It痴 a goddamn swordfight in 
there. All right?
	(CRUZ AND NICO ENTER THE HOSPITAL ROOM.  
HEART MONITOR BEEPING, RESPIRATOR HISSING)

NICO:
Ms. Launius? Can she hear us? I don't know.

SUSAN:
	(FLASHBACK TO FINDING RON担 HEROIN 
PARAPHINALIA)
Goddamn it, Ron, you told me it was going to be 
different this time.

RON:
I don't want to start like this! Come here.

SUSAN:
 Goddamn it.

RON:
Come here.

NICO:
	(AT THE HOSPITAL TALKING TO SUSAN)
Ms. Launius? Can you hear me?

RON:
	(FLASHBACK TO FINDING RON担 HEROIN 
PARAPHINALIA)
I need you. I need you here. Goddamn it. Baby, 
I知 going crazy down here.
	(KISSES HER)
Come on, come on.
	(AFTER THE ROBBERY. SUSAN IS SHOTTING 
HEROIN)

RON:
That didn't last long, did it?

SUSAN:
Fuck you.

NICO:
	(AT THE HOSPITAL TALKING TO SUSAN)
Can you tell me anything about what happened to 
you?


SUSAN:
	(FLASHBACK TO THE NIGHT OF THE MURDERS. DARK 
ROOM AFTER GOING TO BED WITH RON, HIGH ON 
HEROIN)
Shadows. Shadows, shadows.
	(SCREAMS, MURMURING)	

CRUZ:
What did she say?

NICO:
Nothing.
	(MONITOR BEEPING FASTER)
	(SCENE 67: NIGHT OF THE MURDERS AT THE 
WONDERLAND HOUSE)
	(DOORBELL BUZZING)

BILLY:
Yeah?

JOHN:
It痴 John, man.

BILLY:
Holmes, no.

JOHN:
Come on, let me in, it's John.

RON:
No.
	(BUZZING, GANGSTER BUST IN AND HIT BILLY 
WITH A LEAD PIPE, SCREAMS) 

GREG:
Look! Look! Stop it, John! Stop it, John! Stop 
it, John! Look, you motherfucker! Look at her 
motherfucking head bust. Are you looking at 
this, Johnny? Look what you did, look what the 
fuck you did. You're a bad man, Johnny! You 
want to fuck with me? Let's go. It痴 your turn, 
baby.  It痴 Christmas. Let's go to work, 
Johnny. Let's go to work, baby.  Let's go to 
work, baby. Let's go to work. Let's get dirty, 
Johnny.

JOHN:
No.



GREG:
	(GREG HANDS JOHN HOLMES A LEAD PIPE AND 
MAKES HIM HIT RON.  JOHN LIGHTLY TAPS HIM, THEN 
HARDER, THEN HARDER, THEN INTO A RAGE JOHN 
SLAMS THE LEAD PIPE INTO RON担 HEAD)
Let's go! Let's get dirty, Johnny. Let's get 
dirty, Johnny! Hit that motherfucker! That's 
right, that's right! Hit him! Love it! Hit him. 
Hit him. Look at you. Look at you. Oh, man. 
Johnny's doing a movie. 

DAWN:
	(JOHN WAKES UP IN THE CAR WITH DAWN HOLDING 
HIM)
Another bad dream, baby?

JOHN:
No.

DAWN:
Um...

JOHN:
What time is it? 

DAWN:
Six

JOHN:
Morning or evening?

DAWN:
Morning.

JOHN:
Didn't I promise I'd get you out of there?

DAWN:
Yeah. Yeah.

JOHN:
Didn't I? Didn't I?

DAWN:
Mm-hmm.

JOHN:
Who's my girl?


DAWN:
I知 your girl.
	(ENGINE STARTS THEY DRIVE AWAY INTO THE SUN)

THE END.