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                            "BAMBINO"

                  [ PRODUCED AS "BREAKING AWAY" ]




                            Written by

                           Steve Tesich



                                                       June 9, 1978

                         

                         FADE IN

          EXT. QUARRY OUTSKIRTS - DAY 1

          A narrow dirt road totally surrounded by thick vegetation.
          Here and there we see a huge block of stone blocking the
          road. The sun is shining but it has a hard time making it
          through the foliage. In the distance we see four guys
          walking TOWARD the CAMERA. There is a swagger to their
          walk. MII� is singing. The others are humming along. The
          melody of the song of "0 Bury Me Not On the Lone Prairie"
          but it's a loose version.

                         MIME

          AND WHEN I DIE...WON'T YOU BURY ME

          ON THE"PARKING LOT OF THE A AND P

          BLOW OUT THE CANDLES AND BLOW OUT TIE LAMPS

          AND LIGHT MY PYRE WITH MY TRADING STAMPS

          I HAD TWO BOOKS BUT I NEEDED THREE R

          TO DELIVER ME FROM THE A AND P.

          I HAD THREE BOOKS BUT I NEEDED FOUR

          TO GO TO HEAVEN AND REDEEM MY SOUL.
          By this time the four are in front of the CAMERA. Mike is
          handsome and well built. CYRIL is tall and skinny. MOOCHER
          is very short. DAVE, hanging back a little, is carrying a
          large trophy.

                         DAVE
          Bravo, Mike! Bravo! Bellisimot

                         CYRIL
          Did you really make all that up?
          They pass.

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          The presence of the quarry is felt much stronger now. More
          and more blocks of cut stone appear. The guys are dwarfed
          by them. They have to climb over some.

                         MIKE
          I sent away for this stuff from
          Wyoming. It'll tell you everything.
          Since you don't believe me maybe
          you'll believe it when you see it.

                         CYRIL
          And we'd work on the same ranch
          and sleep in the bunkhouse
          together, eh?
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED '"BAMBINO" - 6/16/78 2

                         X
          1 Cont.

                         MOOCHER
          That's the whole point.

                         CYRIL
          I always miss the whole point.

                         MOOCHER
          It'd be nice to have a paying
          Job again, that's for sure.

                         DAVE
          Niente laborare. Niente mangare.

                         MIKE
          What's that mean?

                         DAVE
          You don't work. You don't eat.

                         CYRIL
          That's a terrible thing to say.

          MED. SHOT
          The quarries are felt even more now. Walls of stone rise
          up around the guys.

                         CYRIL
          Are you really going to shave
          your legs?

                         DAVE
          Certo. All the Italians do it.

                         MIKE
          That's some country. The women
          don't shave theirs.

                         CYRIL

          STOP!
          (pauses as if

                         THUNDERSTRUCK;
          hand on heart)
          It was somewhere along here that
          I lost all interest in life. Ah,
          right over there. I.saw
          Dolores Reineke and fat Marvin.
          Why? Why Dolores?

                         MOOCHER
          They're married now.
          Coat.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 6/16/78 3

                         X
          1 Cont.1

                         MIRE
          You see what I saved you from,
          Cyril. Had I not told you about
          the two of them you never would
          have followed them out here.

                         CYRIL-
          Thank you, Mike. You made me
          lose all interest in life and
          I'm grateful.

                         MIKE
          My brother says he saw you and
          Nancy. Moocher.

                         MOOCHER
          When?

                         MIKE
          Last Friday?

                         MOOCHER
          Wasn't me. I'm not seeing her
          anymore.

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          They are now standing above a huge pool of water with sheer
          cliffs on three sides. Abandoned derricks loom in the
          distance. Dave is now humming softly a Neapolitan song.
          They begin the descent.

                         CYRIL
          I kind of miss school. You know.
          This will be the first time nobody's
          going to ask us to write a theme
          about how we spent our summer.

                         MIKE
          Remember the Tomb of the
          Unknown Substitute Teacher.

                         MOOCHER
          She believed us too.

                         MIKE

                         (TEACHER'S VOICE)
          Sex spelled backwards x-es.

                         CYRIL
          When you're sixteen they call it
          sweet sixteen. When you're eighteen
          you get to drink, see dirty movies
          and vote. But what the hell do you
          do when you're nineteen.

                         567
          Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 6/16/78 3-A

                         X
          1 Cont.2

                         MIKE
          You leave home.

                         CYRIL
          My dad says Jesus never went
          further than fifty miles from
          his home.
          Mike is skipping down the rocks toward the water, taking
          clothes off as he does. The rest follow.

                         MIKE
          And look what happened to him.
          Mike jumps into the water. Moocher and Cyril follow. Dave
          looks on.

          FADE THROUGH TO:

          DAVE'S P.O.V. 1-A
          The guys are swimming. Dave is holding his trophy casually,
          enjoying the beautiful day. He pulls out a little
          Italian Phrase Book. Finds what he wants.

                         DAVE
          Oggi fa bello,-non e vero?

                         MIKE
          Sure thing, partner.

                         MOOCHER
          C'mon in.

                         DAVE
          I read where this Italian coach
          said you should never swim after
          a race.

                         CYRIL
          Who's swimming? I'm taking a
          leak.
          Moocher and Mike splash water at him and swim away.

          FADE THROUGH TO:

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 6/16/78 4

          ROCKS BY THE WATER 1-B
          All four guys are sunbathing looking at the water. Deep X
          down, at the bottom of the quarry hole we see an old icebox.
          Mike is staring at it. The mood is one of total relaxation.

                         MIRE
          Aren't you glad we got fired from
          The A and P. Right now we'd be X
          working.

                         MOOCHER
          We didn't get fired. You got-
          fired. We quit.

                         MIKE
          One for all and all for one.

                         MOOCHER
          There aren't many places, you
          know, that'll hire all four of

                         USE

                         CYRIL
          You know what I'd like to be?

                         MIKE
          Smart.

                         CYRIL
          A cartoon of some kind. Man, X
          that'd be great. Like when they
          get hit on their head with a
          frying pan and their head looks
          like a frying pan-with a handle
          and everything. And then they go
          b-r-r-r.
          (shakes his head)
          And their head comes back to
          normal. That'd be great..

                         MIKE
          How come you're so stupid, Cyril.

                         CYRIL
          I don't know. I think I have
          a dumb heredity. What's your
          excuse, Mike?
          Mike hits him hard on the arm. Cyril winces. Mike stands up.
          He makes sure they're all watching and dives in. The guys
          talk as they follow his progress.

                         DAVE
          You hear from your folks, Moocher?
          567 Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/12/78 5
           1-B Coat.

          MOOCHER ..
          Yeah, my Dad called. He says
          there's a lot more jobs in'Chicago.
          He hasn't got anything yet.
          Mike has reached the icebox. He opens the door. Goes in.
          Shuts the door.

                         MOOCHER
          He wanted to know if the house
          was sold. They could use the
          money.

                         DAVE
          You can come and live with me
          when it's sold. In Italy
          everybody lives together.
          All three of them are getting concerned about Mike.

                         MOOCHER
          Ever since you won that Italian X
          bike you've been acting weird. You
          really think you are Italian.

                         CYRIL
          I .wouldn't mind thinking I was
          s omebody myself.
          All three of them stand up.

                         MOOCHER
          Maybe the door is stuck. God
          dammit!
          Moocher dives in. Dave and Cyril follow. Moocher swims
          down to the icebox, forces the door open. They surface.
          As soon as they hit the surface we hear:

                         MIKE
          �o.s.}
          Yoo--hoo .

          THE GUYS' P.O.V.
          They see Mike standing on top of the rock above them.

                         MIKE
          It's got no back on it!
          He laughs triumphantly. He's ready to dive in again when he
          pauses and looks. High above where he stands on the other
          side of the quarry hole, we see several figures. The guys
          are swimming toward the rocks and looking at the figures too.
          5667 Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/12/78 6
          1-B Cont.l

          CLOSEUP - MIKE
          His face has hardened as he looks at the figures.

                         MIKE
          What the hell are they doing here? X

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          Dave, Moocher and Cyril are standing on the rocks below Mike.
          Mike is still on top of the rock. High above him are the
          College Kids. Three guys and three girls. One of the guys
          is standing on the ledge above the water. Our guys are
          looking at the College Kid on the ledge. He seems intent
          on diving into the water. It's a distance of at least eighty
          feet. He pushes off and dives in executing a beautiful
          somersault into a swan dive.

          CLOSEUP - OUR GUYS
          They are stunned.

          CLOSEUP - MIKE
          He's obviously envious.. He looks from the diver toward the
          guys and seems to feel his position undermined.

                         CYRIL
          I've never seen anyone dive
          off from there.

                         MIS

                         BASTARDS[

                         (CLIMBING DOWN

                         THE ROCK)
          They've got indoor pools and
          outdoor pools on the campus
          but they got to come here.
          (Joins the guys)
          It's my goddamn quarry.
          Cyril assumes a very dramatic posture. Sings to the theme
          from Exodus.

                         CYRIL
          This hole! This quarry hole
          is mine!

                         MIKE
          Hey, screw you, Cyril. Let's
          get out of here.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 6 6. 8 7

          EXT. QUARRY - DAY 1-C

           They are retracing their steps out of the quarry. Mike is
          leading. -Moocher is behind him. Dave is at the end. He's
          carrying a huge trophy casually. X

                         MIKE
          �o.s.)
          If they re going to come here
          then we'll go on•.the campus.

          MED. SHOT - MIKE'S CAR 1-D
          A racing bicycle is on top of the car. The guys are in the
          car and the car is moving fast through the dirt road leading
          out of the quarries.

          EXT. BLOOMINGTON - DAY 2

           Mike is speeding through the town. A huge billboard with the
          Marlboro Man whizzes past us..

          INT. MIKE'S CAR

          - Mike looks angry. He's got an unlit cigarette in his mouth.

          EXT. BLOOMINGTON - DAY 3

          A car lot is on the right. "CAMPUS CARS.",

                         MOOCHER
          Isn't your dad working today?

                         DAVE
          (o.s.)
          No, the doctor told him to take
          it easy. He's taking Sunday's off.

          EXT. BLOOMINGTON - CITY HALL - DAY 4

          City Hall is on the left.

                         CYRIL

                         (O€S€)
          That's where you go to get a
          marriage license, Mooch.

                         MOOCHER
          (o.s.)
          Yeah, so what?
          Cyril laughs and then howls as he's hit.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" ; 6/16/78 8

                         OUT 5 X

          EXT. CAMPUS - DAY 6

          Huge modern structures are looming in the distance in stark
          contrast to the town we just passed through. Mike's car-is
          speeding toward them. X

          EXT. CAMPUS - DAY 7

          Mike's car turns into a street called Fraternity Row.- Most
          of the fraternities and sororities-are located along this
          stretch. Neat lawns line the area. The houses are enormous:
          an architectural mixture of old manor house and modern motel.
          The college kids are outside on the lawns. Some are reading.
          Girls in bikinis sunbathing. Guys washing their cars. Some
          other guys passing the football around. Transistor radios
          playing. Mike drives slowly.

          INT. MIKE'S CAR

          All the guys are looking out of the windows as if they were
          in a museum. Mike looks at the expensive cars along the way.
          Cyril looks at the Girls in bikinis. Moocher looks at the
          huge well-built guys. Dave just looks.

                         CYRIL
          Going to college must do'something
          'to girls' tits. Just look at them.
          Campussies and sororititties.
          (sticks head out;
          shouts to a couple
          of Girls) -
          Hi, there. What's your major?
          The Girls look up and kind of sneer.

                         MOOCHER
          They sure look like they've
          got it made.

                         MIKE
          That's because they're rich.

                         DAVE
          Italians are all poor but they're
          happy.

                         MIKE
          Maybe in Italy.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         9
          7 Cont.

                         CYRIL
          I wonder what it's like to kiss
          a coed. I wonder about it a lot.
          Ahead of Mike's car we see two Guys and two Girls playing
          Frisbee. They are standing on the lawns and throwing the
          Frisbee to each other across the street. Mike's car is
          moving slowly forward when an ill-thrown Frisbee lands on
          the street. Mike sees it and speeds up. A Girl is running
          to get it but Mike gets there first and runs over it. Dave
          gets a quick look at the Girl as she stops"suddenly to keep
          from getting hit. The two college Guys run out and give'
          Mike the finger. He sees them in the rearview mirror.

                         MIKE
          Hey, those bastards are giving
          us the finger.
          He slams on the brakes.

                         MOOCHER
          Hey, c'mon, Mike. We're on
          their turf.
          Dave is looking back at the Girl. The two Guys are
          challenging Mike, motioning to him to come back. The two
          Girls are trying to talk them out of it. Mike-is gunning
          the car.

                         MIKE
          They think they own the place.

                         MOOCHER
          They do.

                         CYRIL
          Besides, you've humiliated them
          enough. In ancient Japan when
          you ran over a samurai's Frisbee
          he had to commit suicide.
          Just as he laughs Mike shifts the car in reverse. The
          two Guys and Girls are standing in the middle of the road.
          The Guys are coming forward thinking Mike's going to stop,
          but Mike has no intention of stopping. The Girls and the
          Guys split as Mike's car roars between them. Once again
          Dave catches a fleeting glimpse of the Girl. Having
          scattered them, Mike makes a U-turn and drives away in
          the direction he came from.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" 8/12/78 10
          7 Cont.1

          CLOSEUP - THE COLLEGE KIDS
          The girl Dave saw, KATHERINE, is looking after the car
          holding a cracked Frisbee in her hand. The tall well-built
          guy next to her, ROD, her boyfriend, looks real upset.
          He is wearing a Little 500 T-shirt.

                         ROD
          Dumbass cutters. Goddamn
          redneck retards.

                         OUT 8

                         CUT TO:

          CLOSEUP - DAVE 9
          riding. A Neapolitan melody plays as Dave rides holding his
          trophy:. a romantic song of the south and not southern
          Indiana. The small houses could be Italian houses to
          Dave. The people sitting on porches and steps could be
          Italians. Dave waves like a returning hero.

                         DAVE
          Buon giornol Buon giornol

                         (SPOTS SOME

                         SMALL CHILDREN)
          Hey, bambino.
          The people and the kids look at him like he's an oddball,
          but Dave does not notice. A woman is shaking a rug ahead
          of him, and she looks so Italian that he can't help but
          smile. A big blonde GIRL is coming out of the house
          dressed in a waitress outfit. She sees Dave.

                         G=
          Dave...is Moocher home?
          But Dave just rides past her in a daydream.

          CLOSEUP - A COUPLE ON A PORCH
          They're older PEOPLE. The Man is drinking a beer.

                         WOMAN
          Tsk. Tsk. He was as normal
          as pumpkin pie and'now look x
          at him.
          The Man lets out a long beer belch.

                         WOMAN
          His poor parents.

                         5 67

                         

                         

                         

                         

           REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/12/78 11

                          _ X
          l f T. BLASE HOUSE - DAY 10
          MR. BLASE is sitting at a kitchen table. MRS. BLASE is
          boiling water. Mr. Blase does not look happy. He's got
          a flyswatter in his hand. He sees a fly. Whack. He hits
          it. He misses.

          MR. BLASE
          It's that cologne he wears.

          MRS. BLASE
          Neapolitan Sunset, it's called.

          MR. BLASE
          Well, it smells like fruit
          punch to me and it attracts
          flies.
          Mrs. Blase comes over and pours some hot water into his cup.
          She takes a package of Sanka from her apron pocket and puts
          it in the saucer.

          MRS. BLASE
          There.
          Mrs. Blase looks at the table.

          MR. BLASE
          This is itl

          MRS. BLASE
          You have to watch your diet.

          MR. BLASE
          Diet, if anybody found out I
          was on the diet they'd laugh
          me out of town. A diet.

          MRS. BLASE
          You know what the doctor said.
          At your age...

          MR. BLASE
          At my agel What the hell do you
          mean at my age.

          MRS. BLASE
          He says you have a bad heart.

          MR. BLASE
          Yeah, but it's got nothing to do
          with my age. It's our son that's
          ruining my heart, Evelyn. What's
          he going to do? He wanted a year
          with those bums so I gave him a year.

                         CONT

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/12/78 12

                         X
          10 Cont.

          MRS. BLASE
          It hasn't been a year yet.

          MR. BLASE
          But, Evelyn. Look whatts happened
          to him. He's turned into a ity;
          It was funny at first but it's not
          funny anymore. Ciao, Papa. Ciao,
          Mama. Arrivaderchit That's ity
          talk.

          MRS. BLASE
          It's just hero worship. He says
          the Italians are the best bike
          racers in'the world and he...

          MR. BLASE
          This is America, Evelyn. Only
          paper boys ride bikes and they
          earn money doing it.

          MRS. BLASE
          Re did win his bicycle and he
          was quite sickly 'til he started
          racing around and in three years

          ._
          ne's...

          MR. BLASE

                         (INTERRUPTS)
          So now his body's fine but his
          mind is gone. He used to be a
          smart kid. I thought he was
          going to goy to college.

          MRS. BLASE
          I thought you didn't want him
          to go to college.

          MR. BLASE
          Why should he go to college?
          I didn't go to college. When I
          was nineteen I was working in the
          quarries ten hours a day.

          MRS. BLASE
          But most of the quarries have
          shut down.

          MR. BLASE
          Let him find another job.

          MRS. BLASE
          But there aren't any jobs.
          567 Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/15/78 13
          10 Cont.1

          MR. BLASE
          Let him look at least. Let him
          come home tired from looking.
          He's never tired.

          MRS. BLASE
          He's young.

          MR. BLASE
          When I was young I was tired.
          I had my own place at seventeen.

          MRS. BLASE
          He says Italian families stay
          together,

          MR. BLASE

          BUT WE ARE NOT ITALIANI

          MRS. BLASE
          I know. It's just that I come
          from a big family myself. . .and
          it really was kind of nice...
          (smiles, half

                         EMBARRASSED)
          He thinks we should have another
          kid.

          MR. BLASE
          What?t
          Dave enters carrying his trophy.

                         DAVE
          Ah, buon giorno, Papa.

          MR. BLASE
          I'm your goddamned father, not
          papa.

                         DAVE
          Buon giorno, Mama.

          MR. BLASE
          She's your goddamn mother.
          Whatcha do -- win again?
          Dave opens the fridge and takes out a hunk of cheese and a
          hunk of salami and starts eating. Mr. Blase looks at him
          like a wolf and then he looks at half a grapefruit in front
          of him. He finds it unbearable to watch him chew.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "B.ANBINO" - 8/15/78 14
          10 Cont.2

                         DAVE
          Yes, the victory ...she was easy.
          But the promoter...'fondatore'
          ...He says the Italian team...it
          will come maybe soon...and I will
          race with the best...ITALIANO. X
          Like the nightingale they sing,
          like the eagles they fly.
          Mr. Blase can't bear to watch him eat. He's starved.

          MR. BLASE
          Speaking of flies...there's a
          helluva lot of flies following
          you into the house.

                         DAVE
          Fly in Italian is 'mosca.'

          MR. BLASE
          Well in English it's a pest.
          And speaking of pests...
          Mrs. Blase senses an argument.

          MRS .. BLASE
          It's a nice trophy isn't it,
          dear?

          MR. BLASE
          Yeah, so what. I've lived fifty
          years without ever getting a
          trophy.

                         DAVE
          You never got trophy, Papa?

          MR. BLASE
          No, never, and what's more...
          Dave interrupts.

                         DAVE
          Here, Papa. I give you. You
          are 'Numero Uno.' King Papa.
          Dave hands him the trophy. Mr. Blase is stunned. He'takes
          it. Before he can even think to give it back Dave kisses
          him on both cheeks.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/15/78

          MR. BLASE
          Don't do thatl How many times...

                         DAVE
          Now I'have to go and take
          a shower.
          (starts to leave

                         AND PAUSES)
          Such a big house and so few
          people. I wish I had plenty
          of fratelly and sorelly to greet
          me when I come home and to wave
          when I go.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/12/78 15
          10 Cont.3
          Dave leaves. Mrs. Blase sighs. She too would like a big
          family. Mr. Blase is holding the trophy and looking at it.
          Neapolitan music is heard coming from Dave's room. Mr. Blase
          has had it.

          MR. BLASE
          There'-s that ity music again. X
          I'm going to have it out with
          him now.
          He goes to Dave's room carrying the trophy with him.
          Mrs. Blase follows him a few steps and stops. She waits...
          listening. She is apprehensive. She wants to follow and
          help Dave out but she stays behind wringing her hands.
          Mr. Blase reappears looking quite stunned. He's holding the
          trophy in one hand along his side.

          MRS. BLASE
          What's the matter?

          MR. BLASE

                         HE'S SHAVINGL

          MRS. BLASE
          Well, so what?

          MR. BLASE
          His legs, Evelyn. He's shaving X
          his legs. I saw him. His legs.

          MT. DAVE' S BATHROOM 11
          Huamoing along with the record player Dave is shaving away at
          his overly-lathered legs.

                         OUT 12

                         CUT TO:

          INT. DAVE'S ROOM - CLOSEUP - THE STEREO - DAY 13

          A record is turning. On top of the dust cover we see an
          album cover: ENRICO GIMDNDI SINGS NEAPOLITAN FAVORITES. X
          The CAMERA MOVES SLOWLY AROUND his room. There are bicycle
          trophies everywhere. Posters of Italian racers. Posters of
          Italian movies. Magazine covers and newspaper clippings
          from Italian racing magazines. Bicycle parts: Spare
          wheels...cranks...pedals. Several bicycle jerseys hanging
          on the doorknob.. ENRICO GINSONDI sings during.this tour
          of Dave's room. Dave comes out of the shower humming along.
          A cat comes to greet him, meowing.

                         DAVE
          Ah, there you are Fellini...
          Hungry, eh?
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/12/78 16
          13 Cont.
          He goes to a drawer and takes out a can of "Chef Boy-ar-dee"
          spaghetti and meatballs. Still humming, he opens the can
          and dumps the food into a deep ashtray with "CINZANO" written
          on the sides.

                         DAVE
          Mangiare...mangiare...
          Be looks at the posters of the bicycle riders. He looks in
          the mirror. He takes a comb and combs his hair back in the
          "continental" style. Then he smiles. He picks up a book:
          "ITALIAN PEASE BOOK" and lies down on the bed to read it.

          EXT. MR. BLASE'S USED CAR LOT - DAY 14

          A big sign: "CAMPUS CARS."
          The car lot is nowhere near the campus but the sign is
          considered good business. All around the car lot are other
          signs: BEST DEAL IN TOWN. CARS WITH A COLLEGE EDUCATION.
          The cars themselves have signs on them: "GRAD SCHOOL
          SPECIAL." "ENGLISH MAJOR" PhD" "HOMECOMING QUEEN" "CUM

          LAUDE" "MAGNA CUM LAUDE."

          CLOSEUP - MR. BLASE AND CUSTOMER
          The CUSTOMER is a young college kid. Mr. Blase is showing
          him the "HOMECOMING QUEEN."

          MR. BLASE
          It gets thirty miles to a gallon, X
          of course the mileage you get may
          vary. It's a beaut, right? Right.
          You sure know how to pick them.
          Frankly this is the best car on
          the lot. Quality product.

                         DAVE
          (o.s. )
          Ciao, Papal
          Mr. Blase cringes. Looks up.

                         CUT TO:

          CLOSEUP - DAVE
          He's on his bike across the street. He's waving.

          DAVE'S P.O.V.
          Mr. Blase is looking at his Customer pretending he has no
          idea who Dave is. He shrugs and turns his back and quickly
          glances over his shoulder as Dave rides away.

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                         17

          EXT. CAMPUS - DAY 15

          Students are everywhere and so are classroom buildings. Tall,
          new, limestone structures resembling office buildings.
          Students sit on the steps outside the buildings. They are
          lying around on the grass and walking to and from classes.
          All of them have books in hand. The wind is blowing.

          CLOSEUP - DAVE
          He's sitting next to his bike on the grass and looking around
          at all of them. In his hands he has his Italian Phrase Book:
          the book being his admission ticket into this world. It's
          obvious he's feeling a little out of place, but he enjoys
          looking at the campus world. A campus Police Car drives by
          and Dave quickly hides his face in the book. Waits for it
          to pass and when he looks up he is struck by something.

          MED. SHOT - KATHERINE - DAVE'S P.0.V.
          She's coming out of a classroom building with a bunch of books
          and papers in her hands. The wind is blowing her hair back.
          The CAMERA ZOOMS IN ON her face, isolating her from all the
          others, just as Dave is doing.

          CLOSEUP - DAVE
          His mouth is open. He blinks once. He swallows.

                         DAVE
          Mama mia I

                         CUT TO:

          MED. SHOT - KATHERINE
          As she's walking, she transfers her books from one hand to
          the other. A piece of paper escapes her and flies away in
          the wind.

                         CUT TO:

          CLOSEUP - DAVE
          He sees the paper fly away and jumps up.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON KATHERINE
          She tries to go after the paper but the traffic keeps her from
          crossing the street. The paper's flying away. She gives up,
          and turns toward the parking lot just as we see Dave on his
          Cont.

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                         18
          15 Cont.
          bicycle chasing after the paper. He cuts through the cars,
          he cuts in front of them. The horns blow. The brakes
          screech. All Dave sees is the paper. He's on a mission.
          He cuts through the pedestrians crossing the street
          maneuvering brilliantly.

                         CUT TO:

          CLOSEUP - A COLLEGE GUY
          He's just walking. He sees the piece of paper flying around
          and grabs it casually. Just as he's ready to read it a hand
          appears in the FRAME and snatches it away from him. It's
          Dave, riding away with the piece of paper in his hand. The
          College Guy just stands and looks after him.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON KATHERINE - ON A MOTOR SCOOTER 16
          She's driving home. In her rearview mirror she spots
          something. A bicycle rider. He seems to be gaining on her.
          She speeds up almost instinctively.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE - ON THE BIKE
          He's. got the paper in his mouth and he speeds up too. He
          shifts his gear.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON KATHERINE
          She's riding along. She glances in the rearview mirror and
          sees Dave quite close behind her with the paper in his mouth.
          She shifts her gears too. She smiles a little.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE
          He's close enough to shout. He opens his mouth to shout.
          The paper flies out but he quickly catches it in mid-air.

                         DAVE
          Signorina...
          He has momentarily lost ground on her but he sticks the
          paper in his mouth and pours it on.

                         CUT TO:
          Cont.

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          16 Cont.

          ANGLE ON KATHERINE
          She's crossing the street just as the light changes. Dave
          crosses on the red light. Once again he's nearly hit by
          several cars. He follows Katherine up the hill leading to
          Fraternity Row. He overtakes her just as. she's about to
          turn into the drive leading to her sorority. But Dave is
          there on her right preventing her-from turning. She too
          almost hits him. She slams on her brakes. Dave slams on
          his. They come to a dead stop.

                         DAVE
          Signorina...You...
          He's handing her the paper but then he pauses and pulls it
          back just as she's about to take it. He wipes the saliva
          off the paper on his jersey, and then gives it to her.

                         DAVE
          It is yours...no?
          She takes the paper and smiles. Then she laughs.

                         KATHERINE
          You mean you've been chasing
          me with this? Well, that's
          redly something. Thank you
          very much. Talk about chivalry.
          Dave is just looking at her. She's never seen anyone look
          at her quite like that. She's a bit confused.

                         KATHERINE
          Well, thanks again.

                         DAVE
          Is nothing...niente...signorina.

                         KATHERINE
          What're you...an exchange student
          or something?

                         - DAVE
          Si. I am Italian. My name
          is ENRICO GIMONDI. X

                         KATHERINE
          And mine is Katherine Maxwell.

                         DAVE
          Ah, Katherinal
           Cont.

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                         X
          16 Cont.l
          She likes the sound of this. But the way Dave looks at her
          is unsettling.

                         KATHERINE
          Well, thanks again, again.

                         'BYE

                         DAVE
          Ciao,. Katherina.
          Dave'rides away. She looks after him.

                         OUT 17-

                         19

          EXT. MOOCHER'S HOUSE - DAY 20

          There's a big CAMPUS REALTY sign outside the house with a
          FOR-SALE tacked over it. NANCY is walking up to the screen
          door. She knocks. Moocher appears holding a huge barbell
          at shoulder height. They smile nervously at each other.

                         MOOCHER

                         NANCYL

                         NANCY
          I was just on my way to work...
          Come in.
          He pushes the door open with one end of the barbell and lets
          her in checking the street to make sure nobody saw her. She
          goes in. Moocher shuts the other door too.

          INT. MOOCHER'S HOUSE - DAY 20-A

          The two room house is empty except for a sleeping bag and a
          wooden foot locker -- Moocher resumes working with the
          barbells.

                         NANCY
          You know what?

                         MOOCHER
          No, what?

                         NANCY
          I'm leaving home that's what.

                         MOOCHER
          Whatl Where're you going?
          Cont.

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                         X
          20-A Cont.

                         NANCY
          About five blocks south. I found
          a nice little house to rent. It's
          so cute I could scream. My folks
          said I could have some'of their
          furniture from the basement. Maybe
          you could give me a hand...moving.

                         MOOCHER
          Sure...if...If I'm not busy. You
          know. How's the Job?

                         NANCY
          You know what! Frank said if I
          keep up the good work it'll just
          be a matter of time before I
          become a head cashier. I should
          go now.

                         MOOCHER
          Maybe...eh...Maybe I'll walk you
          to work. I have to go that way
          anyway.
          She smiles, happy at the prospect of a nice walk together.

          EXT. BLOOMINGTON - DAY 21

          Dave and Cyril are going through the outskirts of the campus.
          Dave is riding his bike slowly. Cyril is jogging along.
          They go past the Campus Arts Cinema. Dave looks at the
          marquee: FELLINI'S AMARCORD. He looks away and then looks
          back at it.

          EXT. BLOOMINGTON - DAY 22

          Some kids are playing basketball outside a garage. As Cyril
          and Dave are ready to go past them Cyril Jumps into the game.
          He steals the ball. He dribbles, fades away and shoots a long
          jump shot. It goes in. He rejoins Dave but he looks back at
          the game. It's clear he misses basketball.

          EXT.�BLOOMINGTON - DAY 23

          Dave is riding his bike. Cyril runs.

                         CYRIL
          Are your parents asking you
          'what you're going to do?

                         DAVE
          I think they're getting curious.
          Cont.

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                          X
           23 Cont.

                         CYRIL
          I sure miss playing basketball.
          I got depressed as hell when my
          athlete's foot and jock itch
          went away. I was sure I'd get
          a basketball scholarship. My
          dad was sure I wouldn't. And
          when I didn't he was real
          understanding. He loves to do
          that. Be understanding when I
          fail. 'That's all right, Cyril,
          I understand.' He even bought
          me a guitar because he was sure
          I'd never learn to play it.

                         DAVE
          I'm supposed to take this college
          entrance exam.

                         CYRIL
          You going to go to college?

                         DAVE
          Hell no. I'm Just curious to
          see if I can pass.

                         CYRIL
          Maybe I'll take it too and flunk
          it. My dad's birthday is coming

                         UP 0
          They part. Dave rides off. Cyril looks after him.

          EXT. ROAD - CLOSEUP - KATHERINE - DAY 24

          She's driving Rod's Mercedes convertible. She seems
          nervous and is constantly looking from the road to the
          rearview mirror.

                         ROD
          Just keep it steady.
          Cont.

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                         22
          24 Cont.

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          Rod and five of his Fraternity Brothers are riding their
          bicycles behind the car.

                         ROD
          Keep your elbows bent. That's
          right. PICK IT UP KATHY!
          Thirty an hourl

          EXT. FURTHER UP THE ROAD - DAY

          Dave is riding his bicycle. A sudden explosive noise of a
          tire going flat.

                         DAVE

                         AHL STROONZI
          He puts the brakes on.

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          Dave is taking the front wheel off. He's peeling the tire off
          the rim ready to put on a spare. Katherine is driving toward
          him. He sees her. She sees him. As she goes past him she
          slows down a little but enough to.make Rod almost run into
          her.

                         ROD
          What the hell you doing,

                         KATHY I
          She speeds up and she and the bike riders go past Dave.
          On the back of the riders' jerseys we see: Little 500.

          CLOSEUP - DAVE
          He looks after them pumping up his spare.

                         OUT 25-

                         31

          INT. BLASE HOUSE - NIGHT


                         32
          Mr. Blase is sitting at a table. Mrs. Blase is at the stove
          putting food on a plate.

          MR. BLASE
          Those college kids aren't so smart.
          I sold one of my worst cars to one
          of them today. They're not so
          smart. It's a good thing that
          Dave didn't...
          Cont.

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           32 Cont.
          Mrs. Blase puts the plate of food in front of him. He looks
          at it.

          MR. BLASE
          What's this?

          MRS. BLASE
          It's sauteed zucchini.
          That does it. It reminds him of Dave. It reminds him of the
          kid at'the lot and his contradictory emotions about Dave's
          future.

          MR. BLASE
          That's ity food! I don't want no X
          ity food!

          MRS. BLASE
          No it's not. I got it at the
          A and P. It's like squash.

          MR. BLASE
          I know ity food when I hear it. X
          All those -- ini foods. Zucchini
          ...Fettuccini...I want some American
          food. I want French. fries, da=it.
          The cat jumps up on the table.

          MRS. BLASE
          Get off, Fellini.

          MR. BLASE

          THAT'S MY CAT! AND HIS NAME'S
          JAKE, NOT FELT- NI. I won't have
          any -- ini in this house.
          (to the cat)

          YOUR NAME IS JAKE. DO YOU

          UNDERSTAND?

          EXT. BLASE HOUSE - NIGHT 32-A

          All the lights are turned off. Dave is sneaking home.
          Dave has his bicycle with him. X

          INT. BLASE HOUSE - NIGHT 32-B X

          Mr. and Mrs. Blase in bed.

          MR. BLASE
          He's back. X

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          EXT. BLASE HOUSE - DAY 33

          Dave is putting free oil on his bike. Barking is heard o.s.
          A Mailman appears. He hands Dave the mail and continues x
          on his way, the dogs barking and snapping at his heels. Dave
          picks his 'SPORTS ILLUSTRATED" magazine out of the packet
          and walks slowly to the house, leafing through it. He stops
          suddenly. He drops the other mail as he.zeroes in on-some
          article in the magazine.

                         DAVE

          MAMAI MAMA I THE ITALIANS ARE

          COMING!
          He runs in the house just as Mrs. Blase runs out of the house.
          They run into each other. Dave picks her up and spins her.

          MRS. BLASE
          What's the matter?

                         DAVE
          The Italians are coming to a
          race in Indianapolis. The team

                         CINZANOI
          (lets her go

                         AND CROSSES

                         HIM ELF)
          Grazia tante, Santa Maria.

          MRS. BLASE
          Oh, Dave, try not to become
          Catholic on us. Your father's
          quite Protestant.

          EXT. BLOOMINGTON - DAY 34

          Dave is on his bike beaming with happiness, zooming down the
          street. He hears the dogs barking. He sees the Mailman.
          He speeds toward him. Jumps the curb with his bike, and
          comes to a dead stop in front of the Mailman. Jumps off the
          bike and hugs the Mailman, kissing him on both cheeks.

                         DAVE
          Grazia, signor, molte.grazia!
          The stunned Mailman has no time to reply. Dave Jumps back
          on his bike and rides away.

                         DAVE

                         AVANTIL AVANTIL

          EXT. BLOOMINGTON - DAY 35

          Dave is riding his bike. He's filled with joy and wants to
          share it with somebody. He spots a flower shop. He smiles
          and heads for. it.

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                          X

          INT. FLOWER SHOP - DAY 36

          The clerk behind the counter is SUZY. She was one of the
          girls playing Frisbee on page 9.

                         SUZY
          You want the flowers sent to
          Katherine Maxwell.

                         DAVE
          Yes.

                         SUZY
          What's the address?

                         DAVE
          Ah...She's in a sorority...on
          Third Street.

                         SUZY
          There's a lot of sororities there:
          Pi Beta Phi, Kappa Kappa Gamma,
          Alpha Phi.
          Dave is very intimidated by all this.

                         DAVE
          It said on the front of the
          house...it had...X triangle,
          triangle.

                         SUZY
          The CHI-DELT house, eh?

                         - DAVE
          Ah, yes! CHI-DELT, CHI-DELT.
          He is listening to the words.

          EXT. FLOWER SHOP - DAY 36-A

          Dave-is coming out. Mike's car drives past at that moment.
          Mike stops. Cyril and Moocher are in the car.

                         MIKE
          What were.you-doing in there?

                         DAVE
          Eli...I...1 sent some flowers to
          the CHI-DELT...my mother. Guess
          what! The Italians are coming.

                         MIKE
          Guess what? Moocher's going.

                         CYRIL
          Talk to him Dave!

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          EXT. BLOOMINGTON - DAY 37

          Mike's car with Dave riding his bike along as they go x
          through town.

                         DAVE
          Where you going, Mooch?

                         CYRIL
          He's getting a job! Yes, a
          job!

          EXT. CAMPUS CAR WASH - DAY 38

          Moocher is standing outside Mike's car. The guys are inside.
          Cyril is-holding onto Moocher's arm. Moocher is trying to
          free himself.

                         MIRE
          'Campus' Car Wash. It's
          campus everything. I feel like
          some reservation Indian
          surrounded by Disneyland. I
          thought we were going to.stick
          together.

                         MOOCHER
          I need a job, Mike.
          He frees himself from Cyril and goes.

                         CYRIL
          Don't go, Mooch! They only let
          you out on weekends and national
          holidays!

                         MIFF
          Don't forget to write!
          INT. CAMPUS STREET CAR WASH - DAY 39 x
          A bunch of College Kids are washing cars. The OWNER, a very
          hefty, tall man, is talking to Moocher.

                         OWNER
          You're a little late, but I
          guess you won't let it happen
          again. Here's your sponge and
          here's your rag and there's
          your place.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

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          39 Cont.
          Moocher takes the sponge and the rag and heads for the
          car wash. He goes past the punch clock. -

                         OWNER
          Don't forget to punch the
          clock, shorty.

                         NEW ANGLE
          We see Moocher from the back. He stops suddenly when he
          hears the word "shorty." He turns around slowly. He looks
          at the Owner. He wraps the rag around his fist. And then,
          with a sudden explosive movement, he punches the clock with
          his fist, knocking it off the wall.

                         MOOCHER
          How's that?
          He tosses the sponge aside and walks out shaking the pain
          from his fist.

          E=. CAR WASH
          Moocher walks out. Mike and the guys are gone. He puts his
          bands in his pockets and starts home. Mike's car suddenly
          appears.
          Everyone is cheering. Mike's blowing his horn.
          Moocher gets in the car.

                         OUT 40-

                         41

          INT. STUDENT UNION - EVENING 42

          Jukebox is playing. Some kids are dancing. The place is
          packed. Here and there we see T-shirts with "Little 500"
          on them. The CAMERA PANS SLOWLY as we hear voices above the
          din.
          Cont.

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           42 Cont.

                         VOICE ONE
          (o.s.)
          The S.A.E.'s have their whole
          team back. They're all swimmers.
          See that guy there. That's
          Rod Sommers. He rode.seventy
          laps last year in the Little 5.

                         VOICE TWO
          (o.s.) -
          We had Mark Spitz in our fraternity
          but he wouldn't ride. -Who's the
          girl with him?

          CLOSEUP - ROD AND KATHERINE

                         ROD
          Suzy says this guy's sent you X
          flowers.

                         KATHERINE
          So what? You never sent me
          flowers.

                         ROD
          Who is he, Kathy?

                         KATHERINE
          Just some crazy guy I met. God,
          I don't know what's gotten into
          you.

                         ROD
          And what I want to know is has
          he gotten into you, Bath?
          She slaps him. Rod looks around to see if anyone saw that he
          got hit.- A SHOT of Katherine's girl friend, Suzy. She saw.
          She smiles at Rod. He looks away from her.

                         X
          She gets up. Leaves a quarter for the coffee and leaves.
          Rod looks around once again, and once again he sees Suzy
          smiling at him. He looks away. A new loud song begins on
          the jukebox.

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                         X

                          OUT 43-

          EXT. BLOOMINGTON - DAY 45

          Dave is riding in his church clothes. His trousers, as
          before, are rolled up to avoid getting dirty from the chain.
          He's feeling great. It's a nice day. He's been to church.
          He hears the music of Italy in his soul. As he's crossing
          an intersection, he sees Moocher and Nancy going down the
          street. He pauses...as if wondering whether to join them.
          Decides not to. He rides away in his direction. The CAMERA
          STAYS ON Moocher and the girl. They are stopping in front
          of her house.

                         OUT

                         9

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          INT. BLASE KITCHEN - DAY 49

          Mrs. Blase is making some French fries. Mr. Blase is looking
          very neurotic. He's listening to the music filtering in from
          Dave's room.

          MR. BLASE
          I want an answer, Evelyn.
          What're we going to do with
          him?

          MRS. BLASE
          I don't know, dear. I suppose
          we could strangle him while
          he's asleep.

          MR. BLASE
          That's not funny, Evelyn.

          MRS. BLASE
          Why don't you talk to him.

          MR. BLASE
          I'm afraid to talk to him. I'm
          afraid to look at him. I'm
          afraid if I did, I'd see his
          eyes twirling like pinwheels.
          Mrs. Blase brings the fries.

          MRS. BLASE
          The only reason I'm giving you
          these French fries is because
          you promised to calm down.
          Don't expect to get them
          again.
          Mr. Blase is still annoyed by Dave's music.

          MR. BLASE
          I can't eat while that noise
          is on.
          He gets up and heads toward Dave's room. Dave appears
          dressed for riding. They cross paths. Mrs. Blase goes to
          wash the pan in the sink. Dave sees the French fries on - X
          the table. He sits down and starts eating them. The
          music stops. Mrs. Blase turns around and sees Dave eating
          the French fries. She wants to say something. Mr. Blase
          reappears and sees Dave eating his fries.

          MR. BLASE

          STOPI THEM'S MY FRENCH FRIES.
          Cont.

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          49 Cont.
          But the French fries are gone. Dave looks at his father x
          and mother. He suddenly clutches his heart.

                         DAVE
          Oh, Mama...
          Mrs. Blase is frightened.

          MRS. BLASE
          Oh, my God. What's the matter?

                         DAVE
          My heart, Mama. Mio cuorol

          MRS. BLASE
          It's his heart. It's those damn
          French fries he ate.

          MR. BLASE

          THEY WERE MY FRENCH FRIES.

                         DAVE
          I am in love, mama, Papa.
          (gets up and
          hugs his father;
          then walks toward

                         DOOR)
          I have such a pain in my heart.
          He walks out. Mr. Blase goes to the empty plate.
          Mrs. Blase opens the 'fridge and starts putting all kinds of
          food into a bag: cheeses, sausage, the rest of the eggs in
          the carton...bacon. Mr. Blase looks at her.

          MR. BLASE
          What are you doing? Evelyn.

          MRS. BLASE
          I won't have any heart attack
          food in my house. That was
          God's warning to us. If anybody
          dies around here it won't be on
          my conscience.

          MR. BLASE
          What are you doing, Evelyn?

          MRS. BLASE
          These are all the food the
          doctor said you can't have...
          and they're all going out.
          Cont.

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                         X
          49 Cont.l
          She is in fact piling them into the trash can. Mr. Blase
          looks"on trying to keep his composure.

          MR. BLASE
          I'm having a nightmare.

                          OUT 50

          EXT. COUNTRY-ROAD - DAY 51

          Dave is combing back his hair in the Italian "style" while
          riding. In his other hand, he has his Italian Phrase Book.
          He's not''riding very hard. To the right of him,-in the
          fields, we see a few cows and horses. Above him, on the
          electrical wires, birds are perched like musical notes. He's
          riding and humming.

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          The CAMERA SWINGS UP PICKING UP the birds on the wires and
          Dave seems to be humming a motif created by'their pattern.
          The utility poles whiz by faster and faster.

          EXT. COUNTRY ROAD - DAY

          Dave is facing the opposite way from the way he came. He's
          at.a standstill. He puts the phrase book away. His face
          changes. He's hyperventilating. A hard competitor's look
          is in his eyes. He looks at his wristwatch.

                         OUT 52-

                         53

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          35.

          EXT. COUNTRY ROAD - DAY 5L

          Dave is at a junction of a country road and a highway. He's
          about to ride onto the highway. He looks at his watch as he
          does. We see a truck behind him making the same turn. As
          Dave gets on the highway we see a sign: BLOOMINGTON - 50
          miles. The truck follows him..

                         CUT TO:

          EXT. THE HIGHWAY

          Dave is building up speed when the truck passes him.

          CLOSEUP - DAVE
          Big smile.

          CLOSEUP - THE TRUCK
          We see a big sign on the back: "CINZANO."

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          Dave speeds up and gets behind the truck to use it as a
          windbreak.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON THE TRUCK DRIVER
          He sees Dave behind him and speeds up, shifting gears.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE
          He shifts gears.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON THE TRUCK DRIVER
          He looks at his speedometer. He's going forty. He looks in
          the side mirror. He sees Dave. He sticks out four fingers.

          FADE THROUGH TO:

          ANGLE ON THE TRUCK DRIVER 55
          He looks at the' speedometer. He's going fifty. He sticks
          out five fingers. He can't believe Dave is still there. He
          shifts again.

                         CUT TO:
          567 Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         36
          55 Cont.

          ANGLE ON DAVE
          He's going all out now.. He's in.his highest gear.

          • CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON THE TRUCK DRIVER
          He looks at the speedometer. He's going sixty, He looks at
          the side mirror and still sees Dave. Suddenly he also sees
          a red flashing light and hears the siren of a State Trooper.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE
          He's still going hard only now there's no truck in front of
          him. He looks back over his shoulder and sees the truck and
          the State Trooper at the side of the road. Dave continues.

          CLOSEUP - DAVE
          Sweat is dripping down his chin. Pain is beginning to distort
          his face. But his legs move in the same rhythmical motion.

          A LONG SHOT
          We see Dave and his bicycle disappear down one. of the rolling
          hills and then reappear again on the incline.

          A LONGER SHOT
          Dave is now a dot on the horizon.

          CLOSEUP - DAVE
          He shifts gears and starts to sprint. His face is agony now.

          CLOSEUP - A HIGHWAY SIGN

          "WELCOME TO BLOOMINGTON: HOME OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY."

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          As Dave goes past the sign, he quickly looks at his watch.
          He's elated. A huge grin breaks in his salt-covered face,
          and he reaches for his water bottle and sprays his head with
          it as if it were victory champagne. Ahead of him we see
          the Marlboro Man billboard.

          CLOSEUP - THE BILLBOARD
          We ZERO IN ON a phrase: COME TO WHERE THE FLAVOR IS.

          567 FADE THROUGH TO:

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         37

          EXT. BLOOMINGTON CAPE - DAY 56

          Mike,•Cyril and Moocher are sitting on the sidewalk. Mike
          is looking at a magazine with the Marlboro Man on the back
          cover,

                         MIKE
          That's the place to be...Wyoming.
          Look at that ...praires and
          mountains and nobody around. All
          you need is a bedroll and a good
          horse.

                         CYRIL
          Don't forget your toothbrush.
          You're still in your cavity-prone
          years.
          A Campus Police Car pulls up.

                         MOOCHER
          Here comes your brother.
          Mike puts a cigarette in his mouth as his brother, a
          Campus COP in his late twenties comes out.

                         COP
          I hear you've been hot-rodding
          through the campus again.
          I was Just...

                         COP
          I'll take the car back if you
          keep it up.

                         MISS
          All right, all right.
          The Cop is heading toward the cafe.

                         COP
          How're you doing, guys?

                         CYRIL
          We're a little disturbed by the
          developments in the Middle East
          ...but other than that...
          The Cop goes into the cafe, As soon as he does Mike acts
          tough again.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

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          56 Cont.

                         MISS
          Camp-pussie cop. Hey, I know
          what. Letts all drive to
          Terre Haute tomorrow. There's
          supposed to be a whorehouse
          there.

                         'MOOCHER
          I'm eh...I'm busy tomorrow.

                         CYRIL
          That's funny. Me too.
          Both of them feel a little guilty. Mike pretends he doesn't
          care.

                         MIGE
          Ah. I never pay for it anyway.

          EXT MR. BLASE'S CAA LOT - DAY 57
          But it's dark enough to be evening. The sky is black and
          it's raining. Mr. Blase stands in the doorway of his office.
          He's looking out. For once he's a little relaxed. Nobody
          will come in this weather. gets thinking. Maybe he's
          thinking about his youth. His eyes fall on his potbelly.
          He sucks it in. But he can't hold it in. Lets it out and
          goes back to thinking.

          EXT. BLOOMINGTON - NANCY'S CARAVAN.- DAY 58 X

          It's still raining. Moocher is helping the Waitress, NANCY,
          carry in a huge chest of drawers. Moocher is carrying it
          solo. Nancy.seems worried.

                         MOOCHER
          I'm fine. I'm fine.

                         NANCY
          You're so strong.
          One of the drawers falls out of the chest. Nancy's X
          clothes scatter on the sidewalk. Moocher pauses. Nancy
          puts the clothes back in the drawer and then she, too,
          pauses as she picks up a long nightgown. She. holds it
          against her'body as she folds it slowly looking at Moocher
          and he at her, still holding the chest of drawers.

                          NANCY X
           You know what?

           MOOCHER �X
           No, what?
           Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

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                         X
          58 Cont.

                         NANCY
          I'm thinking of getting my
          hair done'.
          She puts the nightgown in the drawer. Then she demonstrates.,
          pushing her hair back.

                         NANCY
          I thought maybe, something like
          this. What do you think?

          MOOCHER'S P.O.V.:
          He's looking at Nancy. The new hairdo she's suggesting makes
          her look lovely.

                         MOOCHER
          Not bad.

          EXT. OUTSKIRTS OF BLOOMINGTON - DAY 58-A

          Mr. Blase is driving one of the "fanciest" cars off his lot.

          (NOTE: AN OLD LINCOLN OR A CADDY WOULD BE JUST FINE.)

          INT. CAR

          Mr: Blase is dressed neatly. He's wearing a jacket and & .tie
          although it's hot and he's sweating.

          EXT. WOOLRIDGE QUARRY SHOP - DAY 58-B

          Mr. Blase pulls into the parking lot and gets out. He looks
          at the shop. The NOISE of MACHINERY is HEARD from the huge
          building. The NOISE gets LOUDER as Mr. Blase walks toward
          it, trying to avoid stepping into the Limestone dust with his
          polished shoes, but the dust is everywhere.

          EXT. SHOP ENTRANCE 58-C

          Several CUTTERS are having lunch. They are eating heartily
          right outside the shop. The NOISE is EVEN LOUDER but they
          don't seem to be bothered by it. One of them looks.

                         CUTTER ONE
          Well, look who's back.
          He has to shout to be heard. The others look.

          ANGLE ON MR. BLASE
          He's glad to be back but he's also trying to keep a little
          distance as if proud of how far he had come in life. He
          smiles and waves grandly, his suit and tie sticking out in
          this surrounding.
          567 Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

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                          X
           58-c Cont.

                          CUTTER ONE
          Damn it you don't look like
          one of them
          Government Safety Inspectors.

                         CUTTER TWO
          No, a Union Organizer.
          They all laugh and get up to greet him. All except one
          younger man who continues sitting and eating. The Cutters
          slap Mr. Blase on the back, their dusty hands leaving dusty
          imprints on his jacket.

                         CVITER THREE
          We'll start you as an
          apprentice again.

          MR. BLASE
          Like hell you will. I'm j us t
          visiting. But if I wanted to
          come back I could pick up where
          I left off.
          The entrance to the shop draws him forward. A couple of the
          Cutters accompany him. He takes half of a sandwich from one
          of them. It's lunch hour at the shop and the old instincts
          are coming back.

                         YOUNG CUTTER
          Who's he?
          Mr. Blase looks back over his shoulder hurt by this remark.

          I . SHOP DAY
          The NOISE is now DEAFENING. Dust is everywhere and slowly
          through the dust we see men working, pausing only long enough
          to smile and wave at Mr. Blase. Mr. Blase is finishing off
          his sandwich just like the Cutter next to him who walks to
          his place leaving Mr. Blase, who has no place here, to wonder.

                         CUT TO:

                         TM MACHINERY
          Huge blocks of stone are being cut by saws...moving back and
          forth and back and forth in an almost hypnotic motion ...water
          falling down to cool the blades.

                         CUT TO:
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

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                         X_
          58-C Cont.1

          A HUGE WOODEN CHAIR
          Mr. Blase's coat is draped over it.

                         CUT TO:
          Mkt. BLASE
          He's driving in wooden wedges into the cut block of limestone.
          Water is falling on him.. A toothless old-timer is.grinning
          at him. It's hard to tell which is sweat and which is water
          on Mr. Blase's body.

                         CUT TO:

                         THE MACHINERY
          Cranes are moving overhead. Huge blades are spinning huge
          columns of limestone, chisels indenting grooves.

                         CUT TO:

          MR. BLASE
          He's borrowing a cigarette from a Cutter, lighting it. He's
          tired and out of breath. The man moves on to do his work.
          Mr, Blase smokes his cigarette looking on...in,love with this
          place and yet out of place. A Man is shouting at him. He
          can't hear. He finally hears him.

                         CURTER ONE

          YOUR SON. HOW'S YOUR SON

          DOING.

          MR. BLASE

          FINE. JUST FINE.

                         CUTTER ONE

          THAT'S MINE OVER THERE.
          A SHOT of the Cutter who didn't know Mr. Blase. Mr. Blase
          sits down in the chair where his coat is draped. He has sat
          in this chair before in the younger days. He feels the
          notches in the armrest. He picks up a piece of limestone.
          lying along the side of the chair and then he looks the place
          over one more time.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

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                         X

                         CLOSEUP DAVE 59
          He's on a bike. We don't know where he is. It's raining
          hard around him. The CAMERA PULLS BACK and we SEE that he's
          riding the "rollers", a stationary device on which his bike
          is placed. He's outside his house on the porch. He sees
          Cyril running through the rain towards him. Cyril is wearing
          a yellow,.. rubber rain cape and carrying a guitar.
          FADE Tffi3OUGH TO:

                         60

          INTO BLASE HOUSE - DAY
          Mrs. Blase is mopping the kitchen floor. ENRICO GIMONDI
          is singing in Dave's room. Cyril's GUITAR is HEARD.
          Mrs. Blase pauses in her mopping. There is a look of romantic
          yearning in her eyes.

          INT.. DAVE' S ROOM - DAY 61

          The phonograph is off. It's silent. Cyril, his tongue
          between his teeth, is PLAYING a simple melody of one of
          ENRICO GINIONDI'S songs. He's gloomy at the start, but gets
          happier as he continues.

          ANGLE ON DAVE
          He's smiling too. He's wearing a hairnet.

                         DAVE
          That's itt That's the song,
          Cyril I recognize it.

                         CYRIL
          Yeah. Damn right.

                         DAVE
          Only you'll have to make it
          louder. Real loud.

                         CYRIL
          Don't you worry. I'll make
          this catgut meow.

          ANGLE ON THE CAT
          It gets up and leaves.

          EXT. BLASE HOUSE - EVENING 62

          Mr. Blase has pulled in and is getting out of his car. It's
          still raining, although not as hard. He runs to the house.
          Opens the door and the cat runs out startling him a bit.

          INT. BLASE HOUSE - CLOSEUP MR. BLASE - EVEMZING 63

          He has stopped in his tracks and looks on stunned.

                         567
          Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

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          63 Cont.

          ANGLE ON MRS. BLASE
          She has prettied herself up. A different hairdo. A nice
          dress. Some nice makeup.

          MR. BLASE
          You...eh...you waxed the floor,
          eh? Looks nice,

          EXT. CAMPUS - EVENING 64

          Dave and Cyril are riding double on the bike. Cyril carries
          his guitar.

                         CUT TO:

          INT. BLASE HOUSE - EVENING 65

          Candles are lit on the kitchen table. Mr. and Mrs. Blase
          are sitting facing each other. Mr. Blase picks up a carrot
          stick and chomps on it. Mrs. Blase.chomps on hers.
          Mr. Blase is so unsettled by the way his wife looks that he
          almost seems to be enjoying the carrot stick.

          MRS. BLASE
          How about a little mus,.c?

                          CUT TO:

          EXT. CHI-DELT SORORITY - NIGHT 66

          Cyril is standing next to the building. He starts PLAYING
          on his GUITAR. Dave is further out, standing in the parking
          lot looking up at the windows,

                         DAVE

                         KA-TIE-RI-NA I
          A few lights go on upstairs.

                          CUT TO:

          INT. DAVE'S ROOM - NIGHT , 67

          Mrs. Blase is putting on the Enrico Gimonde album. A SHOT X
          of the ALBUM COVER. Enrico looks out at us, smiling. SINGS.

                         CUT TO:

          EXT. CHI DELT SORORITY - NIGHT 68 X

          Cyril is playing the same song that Enrico is SINGING in X
          Davets room. We see several Girls ;.n the window upstairs.
          One of them is Katherine. Other girls are coming, crowding
          behind her. Down below Dave is SINGING.

                         567
          Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         
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          68 Cont.

          CLOSEUP - DAVE
          He's using every gesture of a Neapolitan serenader. Only
          they don't seem artificial. He's in the spirit of the
          moment.

          CLOSEUP - EAT SE=INE
          She feels obliged because of her girl friends to look upon
          Dave's performance as something corny and silly, but slowly
          her face is changing as she is charmed by the song. Her
          girl friends hush behind her and they too look on as if
          sorry they weren't the ones being serenaded. In the back
          Suzy looks on too,

          CLOSEUP - CYRIL

                         CYRIL
          Play it, Cyril!

                         CUT TO:

          INT. BLASE HOUSE 69

          Mrs. Blase is standing in the doorway of the kitchen. She's
          looking at Mr•. Blase. Enrico Gimonde is SINGING. X
          Mr. Blase is holding a carrot in his hand. He seems ready
          to bite it, but some other instinct moves within him and
          despite himself, he gets up.
          INTa, CHI-DELT SORORITY 70 X
          Suzy is on a phone. We HEAR DAVE SINGING o.s.

                         SUZY-
          Oh, his Rod. I was just
          wondering if you knew that
          there was a guy here with a
          guitar serenading Bath.

                         CUT TO:
          CLOSEUP - DAVE 7o-A
          He's SINGING.

          CLOSEUP - SATMMINE
          She's 'completely won over. Behind her we once again see Suzy.

                         CUT TO:

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

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          INT. R. BLASE'S BEDROOM 71

          Mrs. Blase is in bed. She takes the flower out of her hair
          and places it on the other side of her. Mr. Blase is pulling
          off his T-shirt. Enrico is SINGING. X

          EXT. ALLEY - NIGHT 72

          Dave's cat is MEOWING.

                          CUT TO:

          EXT. ANOTHER PART OF CAMPUS - NIGHT 73

          Rod and several of his Frat Brothers are rushing out toward
          Rod's Mercedes convertible.

                         CUT TO:
          EXT. CHI-DELI SORORITY - CLOSEUP OF TEE WINDOW 74 x
          The Girls are applauding. Katherine is not there.

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          Katherine is riding away on Dave's bike. Cyril looks on.

          EXT. BLASE HOUSE - NIGHT 75

          The last light goes-out as Enrico Gimonde begins another x

          SONG.
          EXT. CHI-DELI SORORITY - NIGHT 76 x
          Cyril is walking away out of the parking lot still strumming
          his guitar. A car is coming up the street.

          INT. CAR - NIGHT


                         ROD
          That must be him. The
          bastard.
          He slams on the brakes.

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          Cyril stops strummming. He sees a bunch of guys rushing out
          of the car toward him.

                         CYRIL
          0oops. If I were a cartoon,
          I'd go: HELP. And you'd see
          my tonsils wiggling in the back.
          He starts to run. Rod and his friends run after him.

          567 FADE THROUGH TO:

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/12/78 44-B -

          EXT. CHI-DELT SORORITY - NIGHT 77 X

          Dave and Katherine have returned. She's just getting off
          the bike,

                         KATHERINE
          I have to go in.

                         DAVE
          Buono notte, Katherina.

                         KATHERINE
          I haven't ridden double since
          I was a small girl and I've
          never been serenaded. So, it
          was a lovely evening.
          'Molte grazia.'
          She's a little embarrassed by her Italian and Dave, the pro,
          gestures that it wasn't so bad. She leans over. They kiss.

                          OUT 78
          EXx. BLOOMINGTON - CLOSEUP C.IL - DAY 79
          His face is all bruised. He's drinking a bottle of Coke'
          and walking. Mike, Cyril and Dave are with him. They are
          crossing the railroad tracks.

                         MISS
          He won't tell me who. did it.

                         CYRIL
          It wax dark. All I can tell
          you for sure is that they all
          wore Brut aftershave and smelled
          of Lavoris. X

                         MIKE
          What were you doing there by
          yourself.
          Cyril and Dave exchange looks.

                         CYRIL
          Just walking.

                         MIKE
          h T at kind of car did they
          drive?

                          CYRIL
           It was this Mercedes convertible.
           Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         
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          79 Cont.

                         MIS
          I've seen that car. All right.
          They want to fight...wetll give
          them a fight.

                         CYRIL
          Chief Mike plenty brave...but
          I say this: We rednecks are
          few. Paleface college students
          are many. I counsel peace.
          Mike grabs him.

                         MT
          C'mon. Let's find the bastard.
          Cyril sees a trash can. He hooks shoots with the coke bottle.
          It goes right in, and breaks. He smiles. X

          EXT. CAMPUS - DAY 80

          Mike's car is moving through the campus. They're all looking
          at the cars going by.

          FADE THROUGH TO:

          ANOTHER PART OF THE CAMPUS 83.
          Mike's car is parked next to a grassy field. They're all
          watching cars going by. Cyril shakes his head. On the field
          a bunch of College Kids are gathering for a game of football.

          FAME THROUGH TO:

          ANGLE ON ME FOOTBALL GAME
          The College Kids are laughing and playing.

                         CUT TO:

          CLOSEUP - MIS
          He's not looking at cars anymore.. He-'s looking at the game.

          FADE THROUGH TO:

          ANGLE ON THE FOOTBALL GAME
          The game is over. It's getting dark. The College Kids are
          splitting up into little groups and going home.

          FADE THROUGH TO:

                         56 7

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         45

          INT. MI IS CAR - DUSK 82


                         MIKE
          I really thought I was a great
          quarterback in high school. I
          still think so. I can't even
          bring myself to light a cigarette
          'cause I keep thinking I should-
          stay in shape. And you know what
          gets me. Living here and reading
          in the papers how some hotshot kid
          is the new star on the college team.
          Every year there'll be a new one and
          it's never going to be me. I'll
          just be Mike. Twenty-year-old Mike.
          Thirty-year-old Mike. Old mean old
          man Mike. But the college kids will
          never get old...out of shape...'cause
          new ones come every year. And they'll
          keep calling us 'cutters.' To them
          it's a dirty word but to me it'll
          just be something else I never got
          a chance to be.
          He falls silent and sticks a cigarette in his mouth. His
          genuine confession has caught everybody,. including himself,
          off guard. The guys look at him with sympathy and under-
          standing but Mike doesn't like that. He starts the car up.

                         DAVE
          I...I have to go somewhere.

                         OUT 9-

                         E

          EXT. CAMPUS - DUSK 87

          Dave and Katherine are walking together.

                         KATHERINE
          I've never been to Naples, but
          it sounds lovely.

                         DAVE
          Oh, Napoli. Si, signorina. So
          beautiful. We live by the sea.
          My Papa, he has a boat...a fisherman.
          -_My Mama, she has ten bambini...and
          I am eleven. And when I left for
          America, they all cry big tears...
          tears big like figs...
          Ka4:herine takes out a little book from her bag.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         46
          87 Cont.

                         KATHBRIPIE
          Look what I bought. I figured
          I might as well learn a little.
          She's holding the exact Italian Phrase Book that Dave has.
          Dave gestures that the book is no good. '

                         DAVE
          You never learn Italian from
          book. I know that book. No
          good.
          , They head toward the Union.

           INT. ROD'S MERCEDES - DUSK 88

          Rod is with a different GIRL. They are driving through the
          campus.

                         ROD
          You haven't pledged any
          sorority yet?

                         GIRL
          No.

                         ROD
          You should. Most frat guys
          won't go out with dormies.
          I'm the exception.

                         GIRL
          You're on the swimming team,
          eh?

                         ROD
          Yep. Breaststroke.
          He gives her his cool, full of hints, smile.

          EXT. CAMPUS - DUSK 89

          Rod's car is going one way. Approaching him from the other
          direction we see Mike's car.

          INT. MIKE'S CAR - DUSK

          Mike spots the Mercedes. As it's about to go past him Mike
          shifts his car in reverse and winds up going backwards
          parallel to Rod's car. Rod is looking at him. Mike is
          looking at him.
          Is that him?

                         567
          Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         
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          89 Cont.

                         CYRIL
          I guess.
          Mike shifts the car into first and waits for an opening to
          make a U-turn.

          INT. ROD'S CAR - DUSK


                         GIRL
          Who were they?

                         ROD
          A bunch of cutters.

                         GIRL
          What are cutters? X

                         ROD X
          Townies.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON MITTS CAR 89-A
          He finds a gap in the traffic and makes a U-turn.

          EXT. STUDENT UNION - DUSK

          Rod pulling in. Stops. Reaches over casually but
          deliberately and opens the door for the Girl.

          INT. STUDENT UNION - NIGHT 91

          The Student Union is a large L-shaped affair. Music is
          playing.- A few people are dancing. The-rest are seated
          at tables. The place is packed -- at least In the long
          part - of the L. In the short part of the L, away from-all-
          this., and'-out of view of the hordes, are a few other people.
          There we see Dave and Katherine. A WAITER is coming up to
          them.

          CLOSEUP - DAVE AND KATMRXNE

                         DAVE
          Due capuccino, por favors. x
          The Waiter grunts.

                         X

          EXT. STUDENT UNION - NIGHT 92

           Mike's car is parked next to the Mercedes. The guys are
           looking at the car and then looking at the forbidding entrance
          to the Student Union.
          567 Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         R W
           92 Cont.

                         CYRIL
          We can't go in there.

                         MIE
          Oh yeah! Watch this.
          All three of them start up the long stairway leading to the
          fortress-like Union.

          INT. STUDENT UNION - NIGHT 93

          Rod and his Girl are looking for a place to sit. Seeing no
          empty spots in the area they head toward the area where Dave
          and Katherine are sitting. Just as they're about to turn the
          corner and probably see them somebody gets up and Rod takes
          the table.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE AND KAT HEBINE 93-A
          They are drinking their coffee.

                         KATHERINE
          It's kind of nice to hear of
          somebody who misses his parents.

                         DAVE €
          Certo, I miss. Just like you
          miss your Mama and Papa.
          I hardly miss them. I went as
          far as I could to get away from
          them.

                         DAVE
          Ah, but they miss you, eh? At
          home they sit and look at your.
          picture: Ah, they are saying,
          how we miss our Katherina, our
          bambina...
          Katherine is near tears. The homelife Dave's describing is
          obviously not hers. Not wanting to cry she takes out a
          cigarette and a lighter and Dave, being a continental
          gentleman, takes the lighter from her. He doesn't know what
          to make of it. He fiddles with it and then strikes and a
          huge jet of flame shoots out. Dave-is frightened. He lets
          go of the button, but the lighter is stuck and the flame is
          still burning., He blows'on it. He shakes it. Katherine
          starts laughing. Finally, in desperation Dave pours coffee
          on the lighter and it goes out.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         49
          93-A Cont.

                         DAVE
          You shouldn't smoke.. I go
          bring more coffee.
          He takes the cups toward the self-service cafeteria line.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON MIKE, MOOCHER AND CYRIL 94
          They are standing in the Uhion wondering where to go. They
          look lost and intimidated but trying to look tough. Dave
          appears in their field of vision at the end of the cafeteria
          line but they are looking elsewhere.. Just as they seem to
          turn and see him Mike spots a tall BLOND GUY, very much
          like Rod, going into the bowling alley.
          There he is.
          Our trio heads for the bowling alley.

                          CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON THE CAFETERIA LINE 95
          Dave is standing directly behind Rod. In front of Rod are
          several hero-worshipping Guys listening to Rod.

                         ROD
          The only way to train for
          bike racing is what we do in
          swi g : Interval training.

                         DAVE
          The Germans... . they use interval
          training and the Italians... they
          don't. The Italians... they beat
          the pants off Germans.
          Dave thinks this is funny and laughs. Rod turns around and
          gives him a scornful look. Dave recognizes-him. Rod doesn't
          recognize Dave.

                         CUT TO:

          INT. THE BOWLING ALLEY 96

          Mike, Cyril and Moocher are standing behind the Blond Guy
          they followed. Cyril is goofing around with a bowling ball.
          He sticks his finger in the hole. The Blond Guy turns
          around. He sees the three guys staring at him.

                         BLOND

                         (VERY GAY)
          567 Hi there, want to roll some balls?

                         CUT TO:

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8 12/78 50

                          OUT 97 X

          INT. STUDENT UNION CORRIDOR 98

          Mike, Moocher and Cyril are leaving the bowling alley.
          Cyril is trying to hide the ball he's carrying. His finger
          is stuck in the hole.

                         CYRIL
          I can't get it out.
          College rids are looking at them. It's obvious who they are.
          Mike is leading. the way but even he's feeling out of place.

                         CYRIL
          My finger can't breathe[
          As some busty Coeds go past him:

                         CYRIL
          Hi, what's your major?
          They enter the long part of the L-shaped room.

                         MIRE
          Looks like he left.
          The trio starts heading toward the revolving door. They pass
          Rod's GIRL. She's sitting alone. Cyril stops.

                         CYRIL
          And what's your major?

                         GIRL
          Sash.
          Rod shows up carring a tray of drinks. Cyril looks up.
          Mike sees him. It's clear he wishes he didn't. Moocher
          resigns himself to the inevitable. Starts wrapping a
          handkerchief around his fist. Cyril is cringing.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         51
          98 Cont.

                         CYRIL
          That's a nice major...Sosh.

                         ROD
          What're you cutters doing here?
          Did you get lost.
          No.

                         ROD
          Then why don't you get lost now.

                         CYRIL
          Oops. I feel like that cartoon
          again.
          A bunch of Rod's cronies sitting nearby-laughs. They crowd
          in around the cutters. Cyril and Moocher look at Mike for
          guidance. Mike is on the spot. It's not that he's afraid
          of a fight, it's just that he's on a foreign turf.

                         MIIE
          Is,..is that him, Cyril?
          Cyril gets the cue.-

                         CYRIL
          I...I don't think so.

                         MOOCHER
          Let's get out of here.

                         ROD
          Smart move, shorty.
          This is all Moocher needs. He hits Rod right in the tray
          Spilling the drinks all over him. Rod falls back knocking
          the table down. His friends jump up to his aid. Our guys
          are surrounded. The only opening is the cafeteria line.
          Mike is hit and falls back knocking down a tail row of plates,
          saucers, cups. Cyril is swinging the bowling ball around
          himself for protection. More rows of plates fall as the
          ball hits-them. The College Guys, led by Rod are trying to
          advance but our guys are throwing plates and maybe even food
          at them. The College Guys are throwing back what they can.
          Cyril's ball flies off and hits somebody in the stomach.
          By now its a free-for-all.

                         CUT TO:
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         52
          98 Cont.1

          ANGLE ON DAVE AND KATHERINE
          They are all alone now. Everybody on their side has left
          to see the fight. They get up too to have a look.

                         CUT TO:

          DAVE'S P.O.V.
          He sees his friends surrounded and battling back. He wants
          to help but Katherine is right there.

          KATHERINE'S P.O.V.
          She sees Rod.

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          The fight is going at full blast.

                         KATHERINE
          What's going on.

                         GIRL
          Just some cutters making trouble.,
          Dave'-is stung by this remark. He plows into the fight.
          Katherine grabs rim and tries to pull him away. She can
          not tell which side he is on. Through the revolving doors
          the Campus Police arrive'led by Mike's brother.

                         KATHERINE
          We go now.
          Katherine takes Dave by the Arm.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON THE CAMPUS POLICE
          They are breaking up the fight. Mike's brother looks
          angrily at Mike and the guys as he pulls Rod away.

                         ROD
          The cutters started itt

          CLOSEUP - MIKE'S BROTHER
          His anger changes direction as he looks back at Rod.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/12/78 53

          ESTABLISHING SHOT - THE DOOR OF THE PRESIDENT OF 99

                         THE UNIVERSITY

          INT. PRESIDENT'S OFFICE - CLOSEUP - ROD - DAY

          He's well-dressed. Jacket and tie. The CAMERA PULLS BACK.
          A dozen other student "leaders" are there. One of them is
          black. The PRESIDENT is at his desk. On his far right we
          see Mike's brother sitting alone.

                         PRESIDENT
          Most of you will only spend four
          years here but to a lot of us
          Bloomington is our home and .1
          don't like the way you are behaving
          in my home. These needless
          hostilities have happened before.
          They will not happen again. If
          you feel compelled to compete with
          the kids from the town then you
          will do it in a different arena.
          I am looking at a plan to open
          our intramural program to them.
          And as a starting point, in
          consultation with Mr. Armstrong,
          we have decided to expand the
          field of this year's Little 500
          to include a team from the town.
          A loud protest is heard from everybody.

                         ROD -
          But, sir, they're not good enough...
          Having them in the race...

                         BLACK GUY

                         (INTERRUPTS)
          The whole thing reeks of
          tokenism.
          Everybody, even Rod, looks at him. It's sort of like: What
          are you talking about.

          EXT. DAVE'S HOUSE - DAY 100

          Dave is on the bike. Cyril is walking.

                         CYRIL
          The funniest part is that
          tough-guy Mike didn't get a
          punch in. You should've
          been there.

                         DAVE
          I have to go. x
          567 Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/12/78 54

                         X
          100 Cont.

                         CYRIL
          Are you going to see Katherine.,

                         DAVE
          I...I have to go train. The
          Italians will be here soon. CtA.o,
          Cyril'. -
          He rides away.

          EXT. COURTHOUSE - DAY - 101

          Moocher and Nancy are standing outside. Moocher is fishing
          through his pockets for money.

                         NANCY
          I'll pay for it.

                         MOOCHER
          What do you mean...I've got money.

                         NANCY
          We can go Dutch.

                         MOOCHER
          On a-marriage licenses

                         NANCY
          You know what?
          What?

                         NANCY
          I'm scared.

                         (GIGGLES)
          But I like it.
          Dave rides past them.

          DAVE!S P.O.V.:
          He looks at them just as they goinside.

          EXT. INTERSECTION - DAY - 102

          Dave is riding. The light is turning yellow. He speeds up
          to make the light. A car going at a right angle to him has
          to come'to a screeching halt to avoid hitting him. It's
          Mr. Blase with a CUSTOMER and his Family. The car stalls.
          Dave looks back over his shoulder. Sees his father and waves.
          Cont.

                         5 67

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/12/78 55
          102 Cont.

          INT. MR. BLASE'S CAR

          He's beginning to cringe, but tries to be confident. He
          tries to start the car up. He's blocking traffic and horns
          are blowing. The car won't start.

          MR. BLASE
          Oh, damn. You know what? I put
          premium gas in this baby by
          mistake. It hates expensive.gas.
          He tries to laugh about this, but nobody in the car is
          .buying the story.

          EXT. BLOOMINGTON - CLOSE UP - A CAMPUS TOWING 103


          TRUCK - DAY
          The CAMERA MOVES BACK and we SEE Mr. Blase and the Family
          sitting in the car getting towed.

          INT. MR. BIASE'S CAR

          Mr. Blase is draped over the wheel, his head down. The kids
          are crying.

          MR. YORK
          Will you please stop crying. The
          car didn't really die. It's just
          an expression.

          INT. BLASE HOUSE - NIGHT 104

          Mr. Blase is shaking with hostility. He's trying to drink
          a glass of milk but it's spilling.

          MR. BLASE
          I should have hit him when I had
          my chance.' He'd be dead now. No
          more worries.

          MRS. BLASE
          I'll talk to him, dear. I'll tell
          him he'll either have to get a job
          or go to college.

          MR. BLASE
          Collegel So he can thumb his
          diploma at me.

          INT. DAVE'S ROOM - NIGHT 105

          He's lying on the bed exhausted but listening.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" 8/12/78 56
           105 Cont.

           MRS. BLASE
          (o.s.)
           Dave's never thumbed anything at
          anybody.

           MR. BLASE
          (o.s.)
          That's because he hasn't been to
          collegeI Besides he's probably
          too stupid to get in.

          MRS. BLASE
          (o.s .)
          Don't say that. He'll hear you.

          MR. BLASE
          I don't care. It's my house. He' X
          doesn't understand English anyway.

          MRS. BLASE
          I'm sure he'll find a job somewhere. x

          R M . . -BLASE
          He couldn't get a job to save'his x
          life. He's worthless, Evelyn.
          I could die of shame everytime I'
          see him, goddamn lazy freeloader..

                         OUT 106-

                         LOG

          EXT. QUARRIES - DAY 110

          Similar SHOT as the opening of the film. Voices and laughter
          O.s.

          MED. SHOT
          Rod, Katherine, Rod's teammates and their Girls are walking
          through-the quarries.

                         ROD
          I discovered this place. It's
          really something. Wait 'til you
          see it.

                         X

          EXT. QUARRY HOLE - DAY 111

          Mike, Cyril, Moocher and Dave are sitting on the rocks above
          the water. The mood is quite different from the last time
          they were here. There is physical and emotional distance
          between them.
          And why not?

                         567
          Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/12/78 57

                          X
           Ill Cont.

          DAVE,
          I Just...eh...don 't want to be in
          the Little 500.

                         MIKE
          Christ, I thought youtd Jump at
          the chance.

                         DAVE
          Well, I Just...
          He'looks at Cyril. Cyril knows why he doesn't want to be in
          it.

                         DAVE
          Don't want to be seen with all
          those College Kids.

                         MIKE
          That's the whole point.. They all
          be there we can beat those
          shitheads in front of everybody.

                         MOOT;8ER
          It takes four guys to have a team.

                         MIRE
          We-got four. We all enter just to
          get in and Dave rides the whole
          thing and we win.

                         DAVE
          Sure...it's just that...eh...I'll
          be working that day.

                         WORKING I
          Dave has said it and now feels he has to stick with it.

                          DAVE
           Yes, I'm getting a job.

                          MIKE
          By yourself.

                          DAVE
          Yeah, I need the money.

                         MIKE
          Oh, that's just great. You're a
          real pal, Dave.

                         MOOCHER
          567 Look, the time comes when we all...
          Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBIRO" 8/12/78 57-A

                         X
           111 Cont.l

                          MIKE
          - '(interrupts) ,
          I wasn't talking to you.

                         MOOCHER
          I don't give a damn. You're not,
          a quarterback here, you know.

                         MIKE
          At least I was once( Which is one
          helluva lot. better' than being a
          midget all my life.
          Moocher is stung by the remark. But he controls his normal
          reaction with difficulty.

                         DAVE
          Hey, c'mon.
          Cyril is very upset by all this. He's starting to cry.

                         DAVE
          Hey, bambini, the Cosa, eh?

                         MIKE
          Just drop that Italian shit, eh?
          I'm so sick of that shit.
          A pall falls over the group. Moocher and Cyril feel bad'for
          Dave.. Dave's smile vanishes. He feels a little foolish
          himelf. Mike is almost sorry he said what he did but having
          said it he feels compelled to continue.

                         MIKE
          Driving you to bike races. What the
          hell am I your private chauffeur or
          something. I don't ever remember-
          you paying.for the gas. Sure, it's
          fun to win. Get all the glory for
          yourself but when it comes time to
          do something for the rest of us...
          Shit. I think you're just afraid
          of those college guys.
          And you're not?

                         MIKE
          The only thing I'm afraid of is
          wasting the rest of my life with
          you guys.

                         CYRIL

                         (THROUGH TEARS)
          I thought that was the plan. We'd
          waste the rest of our lives
          together.

                         567
          Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

          QED - "BAMBINO" - 6/16 ,_ 58

                         X
          111 Cont.l
          Mike stands up. He's ready to walk away. He pauses
          suddenly... On the other side of the quarry he sees Rod
          and his group. Dave sees Katherine and without making it
          obvious to the others leans back behind a rock.

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          Mike is looking at Rod. Rod sees him and just stands there.
          His friends, Katherine included, seem to be trying to get
          him to leave. But he doesn't. Mike feels the eyes of his
          gang on him. He gestures to Rod to come in the water. Mike
          runs up his rock and dives in. Rod dives off his side.

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          The two of them are swimming toward each other.

          CLOSEUP - THE CUTTERS

                         CYRIL
          They're going to race.

                         DAVE
          What the hell's he doing.
          That guy...
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         59
          'Ill Cont.1

          CLOSEUP - ROD AND MI1
          They are side-by-side. Rod is smiling. Mike takes off
          toward one end of the quarry swimming as fast as he can.
          Rod lets him go. Looks up at his friends and takes off
          after hiu. Mike is splashing clumsily but going as hard
          as he can. Rod is smooth and powerful. He catches up to
          Mike. He changes from breaststroke to backstroke. It's
          all so easy for him.

          CLOSEUP - DAVE
          He's staying out of sight of Katherine. He's feeling quite
          badly for having to hide.

          CLOSEUP - THE RACE
          Rod has reached the "all of the quarry and is waiting. Mike
          reaches the wal?...a:rhausted and starts back again. Rod
          seems amused. He thc,3ght the race was over. He takes off
          after Mike imitating the way Mike is swimming. His friends
          laugh.
          CZ,OSEUP - THE Cb i-x S
          All three of our guys are feeling badly for Mike.

          CLOSEUP - THE RACE
          Once again Rod is waiting by the wall. Mike shows up. He
          can't see the edge. He hits .t with his head and starts
          bleeding. But he pushes off and starts going back again.
          Even Rod is getting to feel a little bad.

          CLOSEUP - THE CUTTERS

                         OCHER
          How long is he going to keep
          going?

                         CYRIL
          Not much longer. There won't
          be an water left the way he's
          splashing.

          ON THE RACE
          Mike seems to be half-drowning. He can't see where he's
          going. He's no longer swimming in a straight line. His head
          is bleeding and he's running into the edges of the quarry.
          Hitting them with his hands. His hands are bleeding too.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" $ 2 60
          111 Cont.2
          But he continues, splashing pathetically and yet defiantly
          through the water.

          CLOSEUP - ROD
          He's no longer swimming. He's quite perplexed that Mike
          keeps going. Isn't it clear he lost?

          FADE THROUGH TO:

          ANGLE ON ROD AND HIS GROUP
          They are leaving the quarry.

          CLOSEUP - DAVE
          He watches Katherine disappear. He's angry with himself.
          He jumps out of his hiding place into the water.

          CLOSEUP - MIS
          He's swimming in a total daze. Blood is dripping down his
          face. Dave is swimming toward him. Moocher and Cyril are
          behind Dave.
          Mike's arms go around Dave's neck. He's smiling a little
          through his pain. As he relaxes he lets his weight-sink
          on Dave and Dave sinks under water.

                         OUT 112-

                         114

          INT. NICK'S BAR AND GRILL - NIGHT 115

          Mr. Blase is sitting at the bar.

          MR. BLASE
          One, more. And make it a double.

                         NANCY
          Haven't you had enough, Mr. Blase?

          MR. BLASE
          I've had enough'of your lips
          that's for sure. I said I want
          a double and I want a double
          'on the double.'
          Nancy looks at the OWNER of the place. He nods to her to do
           as he says. Nancy then goes and picks up the phone. X
           Dials.
           Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMNO" - 8/25/78

                         NANCY
          Mrs. Stohler. This is Nancy
          down at Nick's. I think you
          better come down.

          FADE THROUGH TO:

          ANGLE ON MRS. BLASE
          She is rushing in through the door of the Bar and-Grill.
          Mr. Blase is still at the counter. Nancy greets her as
          she comes in.

          MRS. BLASE
          Now much did he have?

                         NANCY
          Well, he started off with a
          single order of French fries.
          Then he had some onion rings.
          And then he ordered a double
          order of each. Right now he's
          on a cheeseburger deluxe.
          She's heard-enough. She rushes to Mr. Blase.

          MRS. BLASE
          C'mon dear. You've had enough.
          Mr. Blase has a mouthful. He speaks through it.

          MR. BLASE
          Leave me alone.

          MRS. BLASE
          Oh, you've got catsup all over
          your shirt. C'mon. Let's go
          home .

          EST. BL OMINGTON - NIGHT 116
          Mr. and Mrs. Blase are walk.

          MR. BLASE
          I'm just tired of it, Evelyn.
          It= tired of worrying about him.
          Who'd hire a guy like that? He'll
          wind up a bum.. An Italian bum.

          MRS. BLASE
          You could use some help. What
          if you gave 'him a job?
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED -"BAMBINO" -_8112/78 62

                         S
          116 Cont.

          MR. BLASE
          I don't want him selling used
          cars.

          MRS. BLASE
          Why not? If it's good enough
          for you...

          MR. BLASE
          Who says it's good enough for me?

          MRS. BLASE
          You do.

          MR. BLASE
          Damn right it's good enough for
          me. But...I don't need help.
          Besides...he'd ruin me if I hired
          him. A weirdo like that...
          It's clear that Mr. Blase has higher hopes for Dave which he
          has difficulty admitting even to himself.

          INT. DAVE'S ROOM - NIGHT 117

          Dave is sitting in his room and looking around.' The room
          looks empty and lonely. 'Dave is looking at-his
          SPORTS ILLUSTRATED magazine.

          CLOSEUP - THE PICTURE OF THE ITALIAN TEAM
          We see four smiling riders with their arms around each other.
          There's a caption underneath the picture: TEAM CINZANO TO RACE

          INDIANAPOLIS.
          A car is heard pulling up into the drive. Dave looks up.

          INT.- BLAU KITCHEN - NIGHT 118

          Mr. and Mrs. Blase are walking in. Dave is waiting for
          them.

          MR. BLASE
          I want to talk to youl

                         DAVE
          Yes, Papa. I want to talk to you too.

          MR. BLASE
          You know what you're going to dol

                         DAVE
          I'm going to get a job.
          567 Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" --8112/78 63

                         X
          118 Cont.•
          This was the very thing that Mr. Blase wanted to say. He
          feels robbed of not getting'a chance to say it.

          MRS . ,BLASE
          You see.

          MR. BLASE
          I see nothing. Where're you
          going to get a job.

                         DAVE
          This-car-.wash place is still
          hiring.

          MR. BLASE
          Car wash! Car washl You should've
          died when you had the German Measles.
          No son of mine is going to wash cars.

          EIS. MR. BLA.SE'S CAR LOT - DAY 119
          Dave is washing one of Mr. Blase's cars on the lot. He's
          whistling a Neapolitan song as he does. Mr. Blase looks on.
          He's unhappy to see Dave there. And he's unhappy because
          Dave seems happy.

          MR. BLASE
          ,Hey, no whistling. You're a
          shag boy, so- shag. If I wanted
          whistling, I'd get a bird.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE
          He's washing cars. He stops whistling and washes eagerly.
          The-sun's reflected in the car's windows.

          FADE THROUGH TO:

          ANGLE ON, DAVE 119-A
          washing another car., In the windows we see a reflection of
          Mr. Blase's neon signs. It's evening. Mr. Blase shuts the
          sign off.

          M R . BLASE
          How're you feeling?

                         DAVE
          Tired, Papa.
          Cant.

                         56 7

                         

                         

                         

                         
          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/12t78 64

                         X
          119-A Cont.

          MR. BLASE
          Exhausted?

                         DAVE
          Yes.

          MR. BLASE
          Good. You might as well get used
          to it. From now on it's more of the
          same. Let's go home.

                         DAVE
          I have to train.

          EXT. BLOOMINGTON - NIGHT 120

          Dave is riding his bike. A car comes toward him with its
          headlights on and as they go past him:

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE AT WORK 121
          He's scrubbing a hubcap. We see his face reflected in it.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE TRAINING - NIGHT 122
          Once again as the approaching car lights go past him we:

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE AT WORK 123
          He's waxing a car. He sees Mike, Cyril and Moocher driving
          past in theirs, waving at him. He waves back. We FOLLOW the
          car as it disappears and then:

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE AT WORK
          He's hc3ing down a car. A group of Fraternity Guys go past
          the lot on their bikes. Rod's at the head. They're all
          wearing Little 500'T-shirts. Dave looks after them.

                         CUT TO:

          EXT. BLASE CAR LOT - DAY 124

          It's raining. Mr. Blase is standing in the doorway of his
          office looking out. Dave is riding the "rollers" and eating
          his lunch. There's nowhere to hide from the rain so he's
          getting wet. He looks tired. He's thinking of the Italians.
          As he turns his legs we see: THE PICTURE OF THE ITALIANS

          FROM THE COMPETITIVE CYCLING MAGAZINE: FOUR OF THEM, ARMS
          AROUND EACH OTHER, SMILING. Then we see another picture,
          Dave is in the middle of the Italians. He has his arms
          around them. He's smiling just like they are.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         65
          124 Cont.

          CLOSEUP - DAVE ON.TEE ROLLERS
          He's smiling at the image he sees. His eyes are closing.
          He loses his balance and falls off the rollers on the ground.
          (The above sequences should be accompanied by music from
          Dave's Italian recordings. The music stops when he falls
          off.)

          T. CAMPUS CAFE - NIGHT 125
          Dave and Katherine are having coffee. Dave looks exhausted.
          He's ready to fall asleep.

                         KATHERINE
          Are you all right?

                         DAVE
          Si...T. just study too hard.
          I have big exam tomorrow.

                         KATHERINE
          Are you going back to Italy
          in the sunmter ?

                         DAVE
          Si,..My papa needs help.

                         KATHERINE
          Well, I called up my parents.
          I'm getting a graduation present.
          We can go to Italy together.
          Dave suddenly seems to wake up.

                         DAVE €
          Maybe I have to go to summer
          school.

          EXT. MR. BLASE 'S CAR LOT - DAY 126


                         DAVE
          Papa...can I have this Saturday
          off?

          MR. BLASE
          Hell no.

                         DAVE
          Just this once. You see the
          Italians are coming Saturday.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         66
          126 Cont.

          MR. BLASE
          I don't care if the second
          coming's coming.

                         DAVE
          But I've waited so long.

          MR. BLASE
          No. N-double 'o' NO-0.

                         (LOOKS)
          Oh.

          MR. BLASE'S P.O.V.
          We see one of Mr. Blase1s cars. The Homecoming Queen. A
          bunch of College Kids are pushing it into the lot.

          MR. BLASE
          You stay out of this.

                         OUT 2 -

                          1 7 7

                          1 2 8

          FADE TEROUGH TO:

          EXT. MR. BLASE CAR LOT - DAY 129

          Mr. Blase is standing in front of the Homecoming Queen.- He's
          got his hands on the hood and is pushing. The KID who
          bought it is at the other end with his friends. They are
          pushing the other way.

          MR. BLASE
          What guarantee?

                         SZD
          You gave me your word.

          MR. BLASE
          On paper? Can I see it on
          paper?

                         KID
          There was no paper. You gave
          me your word.

          MR. BLASE
          I don't remember giving my word.
          (pushes on the car)
          Now get this car out of here.
          Dave appears next to him.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         67
          129 Cont.

                         DAVE
          You did, Papa. You gave him
          your word. I heard you. We
          are poor, but we're honest.
          Mr. Blase is stunned.

          MR. BLASE
          What? Who're you?
          He starts to push real hard.

                         KID
          All I want is a refund.

          MR. BLASE

                         REFUNDI REFUNDL

                         (REALLY STARTS

                         PUSHING HARD)
          Are you crazy? Refundl
          He's getting very red in the face. Hess pushing for all he's
          worth. The Kids are pushing the other way. Mr. Blase
          becomes a fanatic. His veins are swelling on his neck. The
          world becomes'all blurred through his eyes, but he pushes.

          MR. BLASE

                         RE-FUNDL RE-FUNDL
          Suddenly the world starts to spin for him. He clutches his
          chest. He's ready to fall backwards, but with the last gasp
          of willpower, he gets himself to collapse forward on top of
          the hood.

          INT. MR'. BLASE' S BEDROOM - DAY 130

          A DOCTOR is listening to his heart with a stethoscope.
          Mr. Blase is in a coma of sorts. He's muttering something.
          It sounds very much like "Refund...no refund." The Doctor
          prepares an injection.

                         CUT TO:

          INT. THE KITCHEN 131

          Mrs. Blase and Dave are sitting at the table. The Doctor
          comes out of the bedroom. Dave and Mrs. Blase stand up.

                         DOCTOR
          Well, it's not a stroke, and
          he won't croak, as we say.
          Cont.

                         56 7

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/12/78 68

                         X
          131 Cont.
          DOCTOR (Cont.)
          (laughs at his own
          epigram, and lights

                         A CIGARETTE)
          Seriously, Evelyn. He's in
          terrible shape. He's a Mack
          truck with Rabbit engine.
          Once he's up on his feet he
          better start using them...
          walking... exercising... something.
          Otherwise it's taps city for
          him. Well, I got to go.
          He exits. Dave looks guilty.

                         DAVE
          I ruined everything.

          MRS. BLASE
          No, you didn't. He needed a
          rest and now he's getting one.

                         DAVE
          I don't think I'll go to the
          race. I should be here when
          Papa wakes up.

          1 RS . BLASE
          No, I don't think you should.
          Here, did I ever show you this.
          She takes a passport out of her purse on the table.

                         DAVE
          It's a passport.

          MRS. BLASE
          They're quite cheap, you know.
          A real bargain. I eep carrying
          it with me. One of these days
          there'll be a new girl at the
          IGA and when I want to cash a
          check she'll ask me for some
          Indentification and I'll take
          out my passport and say: Here.
          Won't that be something.
          Dave is moved by this gesture: By the spirit of yearning for
          travel that it implies and by the knowledge that she will
          probably not go anywhere.

                         DAVE
          Oh, Mama...
          Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED "BAMBINO" - 8/12 68-A

                         %
          131 Cont.l
          But she will not let him give her any sympathy.

          MRS. BLASE
          So,"I think you should go. You
          should come 'home singing with a
          trophy. You should do all that.
          while you can.

                         DAVE
          I win this one for you, Mama.

          MRS. BLASE
          Now that would be nice.

          EXT. ROAD - DAY 132

          We see Mike's car with Dave's bike on top.

          EXT. STARTING LINE - CLOSEUP - THE ITALIAN TEAM 133


                         DAY
          They'are posing Just like in the picture. People are taking
          pictures of them. They smile and wave making sure not to
          obscure the "Cinzano" on their jersies as they do.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         69
          133 Cont.

                         ANNOUNCER
          We are proud to have with us
          today the famous Team Cinzano
          from Italy. They are touring
          America and so far are undefeated.
          Later on they have been kind
          enough to agree to hold a racing
          clinic which none of you should
          miss.

          CLOSEUP - DAVE
          He's in the crowd of other racers and like all of them, his
          eyes are glued on the Italians.

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          Dave is putting a banana and an apple in the back pocket of
          his Jersey. Other riders are doing likewise. Almost all
          of them are taking bananas.

                         ANNOUNCER
          (o.s. )
          Everybody please move to the
          starting Line.

          A MONTAGE OF LEGS
          We see all kinds of legs. Some are milky white. Others are
          tanned. Some are long and skinny. Others short and bulging
          with muscles.

          MONTAGE OF POSTERIORS
          One after another, we see, the riders' rears meet the saddles
          of their bicycles.

          CLOSEUP - DAVE
          He's in the middle of the pack. He looks over his shoulder
          and waves to Mike, Cyril and Moocher on the sideline.

          CLOSEUP - THE ITALIANS
          They are in the front. They are looking straight ahead.

                         ANNOUNCER
          (o.s. )
          Riders ready[ Timers ready!
          A gun is fired. The Italians take off.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         70
          133 Cont.1

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          We see the pack from the back as it moves forward slowly and
          then faster, and faster, the riders in the back working their
          way up.

                         LONG SHOT
          The huge pack of riders is now disappearing around a bend in
          the road.

                         TRUCKING SHOT 134
          We PICK UP the last rider in the field and MOVE PAST him.
          There are stragglers already: individuals and little groups,
          and then a large group. We MOVE PAST them TOWARD:

          ANGLE ON THE LEAD GROUP
          The Italians, Dave and half a dozen other riders are in the
          lead group. They are separated from the rest by about half
          a mile. Some riders in the group are eating their bananas.
          Others are drinking water. They are approaching a hill. The
          Italians shift their gears and like clockwork the rest of the
          riders do the same. The Italians start sprinting up the hill
          The others pursue. Strain is showing on everybody.

                         LONG SHOT
          We see the pack climbing the hill.

          ANGLE ON CREST OF THE HILL
          The Italians appear first.. They look back over their
          shoulders and see nobody there. They nod to each other and
          continue over the crest, shifting into a higher gear for the
          descent. Dave and three riders appear over the crest. Dave
          is in the lead. As he goes over the crest, he shifts gears
          and starts to sprint. The other riders cannot match him.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON ITALIANS
          They are bent over their frames in their descent positions.
          Their knees and elbows are tucked in and they are coasting
          down the hill.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE
          He's in the similar position only he's not coasting. He's
          pumping as hard as he can.

                         567 CUT TO:
          Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         71
          134 Cont.

          ANGLE ON THE ITALIANS
          They are still in their descent. The hill is steep and they
          are going very fast. Suddenly, Dave, bent over and breathing
          hard appears in the FRAME. He tries to appear that he's not
          tired. He smiles.

                         DAVE
          Buon giorno. Come sta?
          The Italians look stunned. The 1ST ITALIAN is annoyed. The
          ZTH ITALIAN seems amused.

                         CUT TO:

          FRONT SHOT - THE FLATS 135
          The Italians are riding hard. The effort is showing on their
          faces. Dave is behind them. He too is tired. But when the
          1st Italian looks back to see how Dave is doing Dave manages
          to smile. This seems to "psyche" the lst Italian out. He
          gestures angrily to Dave to take his turn up front. Dave is
          thrilled at the command. He moves to the front. The
          following conversations will have to be subtitled.

                         DAVE
          Oggi fa caldo, none vero?
          (It's hot today isn't it?)

                         1ST ITALIAN
          Roba da chiodi]
          (You don't say])

          FADE THROUGH TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE "PULLING"
          He's up front breaking wind for the others. He's working
          hard and he's tired. The Italians behind him are likewise.
          Dave swings off to let another rider pull in front. As he
          does Dave once again smiles. He doesn't do this to fool
          them. He's just thrilled to be in their company.

                         DAVE
          'Cho tempo Para piovera?
          (Do you think it'll rain?)

                         1ST ITALIAN

                         FILAREI

                         (SCRAM] )
          The nth Italian tries to calm him down.
          Cant.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         72
          135 Cont.

                         4TH ITALIAN
          Not to la prenderel
          (Don't get yourself worked up!)
          But the lst Italian is upset. He wants to drop Dave. But
          he doesn't want to kill himself doing it. He's thinking.

          FADE THROUGH TO:

          ANGLE ON THE HILL 136
          The Italians are switching off as they begin another ascent.
          It's Dave's turn to take the lead. As he goes up front the
          1st Italian reaches in and pushes Dave's lever all the way
          forward. This suddenly shifts Dave into a very high gear.
          He can hardly turn the cranks. The 1st Italian smiles at him.

                         1ST ITALIAN

                         MI SCUSII
          (Excuse me!)
          He takes off. The other three follow him while Dave fumbles
          around to get back in the right gear.

          FADE THROUGH TO:

          CLOSEUP - THE 1ST ITALIAN
          He does not look happy. The CAMERA MOVES BACK and we SEE
          Dave at the front again.

          CLOSEUP - DAVE
          He's getting a little more serious. He sees a huge pothole
          in front of him. He rides right toward it and then at the
          last second he jerks his bike aside. The 1st Italian goes
          right over the pothole. He's jarred and angry. Dave looks
          back. Smiles.

                         DAVE
          Mi scusi!
          The 4th Italian appreciates this little reversal. The
          lst Italian is getting a brutal look in his face.

                         OUT 137

          FADE THROUGH TO:

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         73

                         138

          ANGLE ON THE FLATS
          All five of them are continually taking turns being up front.
          They are approaching a small hill. The lst Italian points
          to the hill. Dave is too exhausted now to fake any smiles.
          The pace is as hard as it's been.

          FADE THROUGH TO:

          ANGLE ON THE CREST OF THE HILL 139
          Dave is up front.
          Behind him we see the 2ND ITALIAN taking out his pump. Dave
          pulls off to let him take the lead but as he does the
          lst Italian pulls up behind him to block his way back. The
          3RD ITALIAN sprints up front to block his way forward. Dave
          is trapped. The 3rd Italian puts on his brakes. Dave puts
          on his to avoid running into him. As his speed slows down
          the 2nd Italian sticks his pump into Dave's rear wheel. Dave
          sees all this. In the split second that it takes, he sees
          it all. His wheel collapses and Dave tumbles off the road
          falling down the steep grade. The Italians ride off. The
          4th Italian slows down a little to look at Dave. He seems
          genuinely sorry about what happened but he too continues.
          He shouts after his teammates. He's a little angry.

                         4TH ITALIAN
          ..Bravo[ Bravo[ Bella robal
          (Congratulations[ Nice work[)

          CLOSEUP - DAVE
          His left leg is hurt but more than that his dream seems
          shattered.

          EXT. RACE FINISH 140

          The tour Italians are sprinting toward the finish line. A
          large "FINISH" sign flutters in the breeze. The 4th Italian
          wins and as he does he turns and fives the "Italian finger"
          to his three buddies. He's still angry at them. Cyril,
          Mike and Moocher look for Dave. The crowd is cheering.

          EXT. ROAD - DAY 140-A

          All the guys are riding in silence. Dave is crushed by his
          shattered Italian dream. Mendelsohn's Italian Symphony is
          playing: the second movement. They drive past the finish
          line of the race. The big cloth sign "FINISH" is still up
          fluttering in the wind. A man is taking it down. Everybody
          else is gone. Dave looks on heartbroken.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/12/78 74

                         X
          140-A Cant.

                         CYRIL
          I feel like one of those dwarfs
          ...you know...when they think
          that Snow White's dead.
          Mike turns to Dave.

                         MISS
          So I guess you're just a cutter
          .again like the rest of us.

                         DAVE
          I guess.

          EXT. MOOCHER'S HOUSE - DAY 141

          Mike's car stops and lets Moocher out. Car.drives o.a.
          Moocher is walking toward his house. He stops.

          MOOCHER'S P.O.Y.
          He sees a.big "SOLD" sign tacked over the FOR SALE sign.

          INT. BLASE HOUSE - DAY 142

          Mr. and Mrs. Blase are sitting in the kitchen.

          MR. BLASE
          No, I don't feel lucky to be
          alive. I feel lucky I'm not
          dead. There's a difference.
          The door opens and Dave limps inside. He looks terrible.
          Blood is still caked up on his left leg.

          MRS. BLASE
          What happened to you?
          It's nothing. How''re you
          feeling, Dad?
          Mr. Blase can't believe he's being called "Dad."

          MR. BLASE
          Dad. I'll tell you how I'm feeling.
          I've had nightmares all night that
          everybody I ever sold a car to is
          going to come in and ask for a
          refund. And you'll be there
          handing out the checks. One for
          you...and one for you...
          Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/12/78 75
          142 Cont.

                         DAVE €
          I'm sorry I gave him back his
          money. I really am. Everybody
          cheats, Dad. I just didn't know.
          Mr. Blase is a little taken aback by this..' He doesn't feel
          quite right about it. Re's a tiny bit ashamed.

          MR. BLASE
          Well, now you know. So, where's
          the trophy?

                         DAVE
          Oh, Dad...
          He can't help himself anymore. He bursts into tears and hugs
          his father. Mr. Blase doesn't know what to do. His arms
          are out as if he doesn't know how to embrace.

          MR. BLASE
          What? What is this? Look ...you
          don't have to be this miserable.
          A little is all I asked for.

                         (FINALLY EMBRACES

                         HIM)
          What're you crying for? You'd
          think you lost your wallet or
          something.
          (even strokes his
          hair a bit)
          Talk to him, Evelyn. %.
          He looks up at her and she's so touched by this show of
          affections that she too is crying.

          MR. BLASE
          And. what're you doing?
          Mrs. Blase shakes her head, but she shakes it in a certain
          way that makes Mr. Blase a little troubled. He looks at her
          again.

          CLOSEUP - MRS. BLASE
          Through her tea's there's a little trace of a smile appearing.

          FADE THROUGH TO:

          INT. DAVE'S ROOM - NIGHT 143

          He's taking down the last Italian poster and crumpling it up.
          The cat meows.

                         DAVE
          You; hungry, Jake, is that it?

                         567
          Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/12/78 76
          143 Cont.

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          We SEE Mr. Blase standing in the doorway looking at him.

          MR. BLASE
          Dave.

                         DAVE
          Yes, Dad.

                         OUT 144-

                         I

          EXT. MR. BLASE'S CAR - NIGHT 146

          Mr. Blase is driving. Dave is next to him. X

          EXT. CAMPUS - NIGHT 146-A

          The campus is deserted. Dave and Mr. Blase are walking
          slowly outside a huge classroom building. Mr. Blase lights
          a cigarette.

          MR. BLASE
          Just one.. Don't tell mother.
          (looking at the

                         BUILDING)
          You know, I do.this every now
          and then. Come here at night
          and...I cut the stone for that
          building over there-...

                         DAVE
          Yes,. I know, Dad.

          MR. BLASE
          I was one fine stonecutter...
          Mike's dad...Moocher's, Cyrii's
          ...we all were. Well, Cyril's
          dad...Ah, never mind. The thing
          is. I loved it. I was young,
          slim and strong and damn proud
          of my work. • .and the buildings
          went up...and when they were
          finished...damnest thing happened.
          It was like the buildings were X
          too good for us. Nobody told us
          that. But we just felt uncomfortable.
          Even now. I'd like to be able
          to stroll through the campus and
          look at the limestone but I feel
          out of place. I suppose you
          guys still go swimming in the
          quarries.
          567 Cant.

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAZ INO" - 6/16/78 77

                         X
          146-A Cont.

                         DAVE
          Sure.

          MR. BLASE
          So, all you get from my twenty
          years of work is the holes we
          left behind.

                         DAVE
          I don't mind.

          MR. BLASE
          I didn't either when 'I was your
          age. But...Eh, Cyril's Dad
          says he took that college exam.

                         DAVE
          Yeah, both of us did.

          MR. BLASE '
          So, how did...how did both of
          you do?

                         DAVE
          Well, I think, eh, one of us
          did all right. But neither
          of us...eh...I won't go, Dad.
          The hell with them. I'm not
          ashamed of being a cutter. I
          don't want you feeling bad.

          MR. BLASE
          Don't do me any favors, eh.
          What, you afraid.

                         DAVE
          Yeah, a little. And then, there's
          the rest of the guys.

          MR. BLASE
          Well, you took the exam. You
          did all right, eh?

                         DAVE
          Yeah.

          MR. BLASE
          Well, that's...that's good.
          Your mom...
          (pauses, wants to
          say something,

                         CAN'T)
          She's a"fine woman.
          Coat..

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BA1 INO - 8.,(12.78 77-A
          146-A Cont. 1
          Both of them smile. Both are a little confused. Mr. Blase
          puts out'the cigarette. Puts arm around Dave and heads back
          to the car.

          INT. DAVE'S ROOM -- NIGHT 147

          Dave is on the telephone.

                         DAVE
          Yes, can I speak to Ka...
          Eathy, please.
          A doorbell is heard.

                         MOOCHER
          (o.s.)
          They sold any house and Dave
          said I could stay here for a
          bit.
          Dave hangs up the phone as Cyril and Moocher enter carrying
          Moocher's barbell set and a suitcase.

                         CYRIL
          Can I sleep over too.

                         MOOCHER
          THE UNIVERSITY bought my dad's X
          house.

          MR. BLASE
          (o.s.)
          There goes the neighborhood.

          FADE THROUGH TO:

          EXT. BLASE HOUSE - NIGHT 148

          Mike is sitting in the car looking at Dave's room. He's got
          an unlit cigarette in his mouth and seems to be debating
          whether he should join the rest of the guys.

          INT. DAVE'S ROOM - NIGHT 149

          All three guys are sleeping on the floor. Cyril is in the
          middle. All are awake and silent.

                         CYRIL
          Our year's almost up...and...
          well...if anybody's got plans
          that don't include me...that's
          all right. I've got plans
          myself that don't include me.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         
          REVISED - "BAbIBINO" - 8/12/78 78

                         X
          14+9 Cant.
          He tries to laugh but doesn't. Puts one arm around Moocher
          another one around Dave and closes his eyes.

                          OUT 150

          ECT. BLOOMINGTON - DAY 151
          Dave and Moocher are walking.

                         DAVE
          I tried-calling her on the
          phone to tell her but- 3:...l
          Just couldn't.

                         MOOCHER
          When she sees you in the race
          she'll find out. Maybe if she
          really likes you she won't care.
          You know Nancy and I...

                         DAVE

                         (CUTTING IN)
          What a mess. You're a Catholic,
          Moocher. You ever go to
          confession?
          • b400CEER
          Twice.

                         DAVE
          Did it make you feel any better?
          Once.

                          OUT 152

          INT. CATHOLIC CHURCH - DAY 153

          Dave is in a confession booth.

                         DAVE
          Forgive me, Father, for I have
          sinned.

          INT. PRIEST'S BOOTH


                          PRIEST
           What have you done, my son?
           Cant.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         79
          153 Cont.

                         DAVE
          I have lied and cheated. I
          told this real nice girl that
          I'm Italian.

                         PRIEST
          Why did you do that?

                         DAVE
          I guess... well...I wanted to
          be Italian. I guess I still
          do.

                         PRIEST
          Me too. Ah, Romal Believe me,
          son, it's hard as hell to make
          it up the ladder of the church
          hierarchy if you're not Italian.
          You ever hear of an Irish Pope?
          You take St. Mary, now. In Italian
          it's Santa Maria. Ah, 'Santa Maria.'
          Do you know Silent Night in Italian?
          Fan-tastic. Even secular words like
          watermelon. 'Concomero.'

                         DAVE
          What should I do•, Father?

                         PRIEST
          Call me Padre, per favore. You
          see the difference? 'Padre.'

          EXT. CAMPUS - DAY 154

          Dave is waiting outside a classroom building. His hair is
          combed in an American style now. Students are coming out.
          Katherine among them. She sees him and is stunned.

                         KATMMINE
          God. What did you do to your
          hair?

                         DAVE
          I...wel1...I just...

                         KATHERINE
          I liked it better before. You
          look like everybody else now.
          She starts to mess it up with her hands in order to comb it
          back into its original shape. The results are not flattering.

                         DAVE
          I am everybody else. I mean...
          567 Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAI4BINO" - 811278 80
           154 Cant.
          She laughs.
          You look funny.

                         DAVE
          You see, Katherine...

          A K THERINE
          Katherina!

                         DAVE
          I feel terrible.
          His Italian accent is no longer in use and it makes Katherine
          ,just a tiny bit nervous.

                         KATHERINE
          You sound real funny tonight.
          Che Cosa, Franco?

                         DAVE
          My name is Dave Blase.

                         KATHERINE:
          What's that supposed to mean?

                         DAVE
          Nothing. It's just a name. I made
          it all up. I was born in Bloomington.
          I went to Bloomington High. I was
          the treasurer of the Latin Club and
          head of the Ushers for our assembly
          programs...I...

                         KATHERINE
          Stop kidding around.

                         DAVE
          I'm what you call 'a cutter.' F
          Only I'm not really a cutter
          either, so I don't know what I
          am.

                         KATHERINE
          And Napoli...and the big family...
          Dave just nods that they were all lies.

                         KAT IE
          Well, it was a good act. You
          certainly fooled me.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         81
          RrVISED - '"BAMBOO" - 9/13/78

                         X
          154 Cont.1

                         DAVE
          I just didn't know how else...

                         KATHERINE
          Do you know what you are?

                         DAVE
          No, I haven't a clue.

                         KATEINE
          I'll tell you what you are.

                         (STARTS CRYING)
          I'll tell you. You...You...
          But she's too upset to tell him anything. She runs inside
          the classroom. The doors close. Dave stands still. The
          door opens. Dave smiles as Katherine reappears. She runs
          up to him and slaps him on the face and then runs back inside.

          CLOSEUP - DAVE
          His face changes from a guilt-ridden sinner to one of almost
          anger. Not quite. But there is a hint there of: The hell
          with her thenI
          EXT. DAVE' s HOUSE - DAY 155
          Mike is holding the Little 500 bike. It's heavy and ungainly
          in comparison to Dave's Italian racer. Dave looks at the
          bike. Mike, Cyril and Moocher look at him.

                         DAVE
          Can't I even add some toe-clips?

                         MIKE
          No, it's official issue. They
          said you can't add or change a
          thing.

                         DAVE
          It's a piece of junkl

                         CYRIL
          But it's got a nice personality.
          And it's had its rabies shots
          already.

                         MOOCHER
          I don't think it looks so bad.

                         DAVE
          That's because you don't have to
          ride it.
          Cont.

                         56 7

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         81-A

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 9/13/78

                         X
          155 Cont.

                         MOOCHER
          You don't have to either, Dave.
          We're not going to beg you.

                         CYRIL
          Plead perhaps, but beg...never.
          We have our pride.

                         MISS
          The hell with it. At least we
          got invited. That's something.
          I'll take it back.
          He starts to take the bike away.

                         DAVE
          You actually seem relieved, Mike.
          Mike pauses.

                         DAVE
          You don't think we can win
          more, do you?
          Mike is silent.

                         DAVE
          Why not?

                         KIKE
          Well, maybe they are better.

                         DAVE
          I've never heard you say that
          before.

                         MIBE
          Thatts because I ,never felt it
          before.

                         CYRIL
          My dad would be proud of you.
          Our family motto is: It can't
          be done.

                         DAVE
          We'll see about that.
          He takes the bike from Mike and starts wheeling it away.
          He gets on it and rides it into the garage. The guys look
          at each other. NOISE is HEARD coming from the garage.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/15/18 82

          INT. MR. BLASE'S GARAGE - DAY 156

          The entire bike is dismantled. The wheels are off. The
          bearings on the wheels are out. The cranks are off and the
          crankshaft has been removed. Dave is holding the saddle in
          his hand. He's pushing down on it. It's very hard.

          • CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE - KITCHEN
          pouring olive oil into a large pan. The pan is on a hotplate.
          He puts the saddle into the pan and covers it. Mrs. Blase in
          the kitchen.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE - GARAGE
          truing one of the wheels. It's in the truing stand and he's
          tightening the spokes with a spoke wrench. He spins the wheel.
          It spins fine.

                         CUT TO:
          ANGLE ON DAVE - GARAGE x
          reassembling the rear wheel. Putting grease on the ball
          bearings.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE - KITCHEN X
          taking the saddle out of pot of olive oil. He feels the
          saddle.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE - GARAGE
          assembling the crankshaft and putting on the cranks. He spins
          the cranks. They spin rapidly on their own.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE - GARAGE
          taking the. chain out of a kerosene bath.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE - GARAGE
          oiling the chain.

                          CUT TO:
          567 Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         
          RE ISID r IIBAMBI17O" - 6/16/78

                         83

                         X
          156 Cont.

          ANGLE ON ENTIRE BIKE
          assembled. Dave is finishing the job by putting on handlebar tape.

                         CUT TO:

          CLOSEUP - DAVE
          He's all dirty. The bike is clean. He looks at it. It's
          much better now but his face suggests that it's still what
          it is.

                         OUT 157

          EXT.


          -BLOOMINGTON - DAY 158
          Dave is riding his Little 500 bike. He's testing the bike
          as well as himself and trying to get used to the new machine.
          He tries sprinting and in mid-spring he stops pedaling. His
          hand grasps his left leg. He's in pain. He drops his foot
          off the pedal and shakes his leg as-if trying to shake out
          a cramp.

          EXT. DOWTOWN BLOOMINGTON - DUSK 158-A

          Katherine is walking slowly through the deserted town. She
          turns the corner and sees Dave sitting on the curb. His
          Little 500 bike is leaning against the parking meter. She
          looks at him. Wonders whether to say anything.
          Hello.
          Dave looks. He stands up quickly. He's stunned to see her
          here.

                         DAVE
          What're you doing here?
          Katherine shrugs. They both half smile at each other.

                         SATAEAINE
          Guess what?
          Now Dave shrugs.

                         DAVE
          I don't know..

                          KATD1E
          I got a job in Chicago.
          Cont.

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          REVISED - 'BAMBINO" - 8/12 8 83-A-83-B
          158-A Cont.

          DAVE.
          Moocher's dad in Chicago.
          He's...
          He waves this remark away.

                         KATHERINE
          And I'm going to Italy after all.
          With my parents.
          Dave almost slips into an Italian gesture.

                         DAVE
          I wish...I wish you a nice trip.

                         KATHERINE
          You too.

                         DAVE
          I'm not going anywhere.

                         KATHERINE
          I don't know about that. X

                         X
          She walks away.

          INT. BLASE HOUSE - NIGHT 159

          It's dinnertime. Dave and Moocher are having meat and
          potatoes. Mr.. Blase is comtemplating halt a head of lettuce
          and some crackers. Mrs. Blase is at the stove.

          MR. BLASE
          If you eat so much, Moocher, how
          come you're so damn small?

                         MOOCHER
          It's my metabolism, Mr. Blase.
          I eat three times a day, but my
          metabolism eats five times a day.

          MR. BLASE
          Well, I go back to work tomorrow.

                         DAVE
          Aren't you going to come and see us
          race, Dad?

          MRS. BLASE
          He's afraid he'll bring you bad
          luck if he comes.
          Cont.

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                         X
          159 Cont.

          MR. BLASE
          I've got work to do. That's all.
          Besides,-there might be another
          metabolism feed around here.

                         DAVE
          You mean you might be a father.

          MR. BLASE
          Yes, I might, and your mom might be-
          a mother and you might be a brother.
          That way I keep it all in the family.

                         MOOCHER
          I didn't think people your age...
          Mr. Blase interrupts.

          MR. BLASE
          The'next. word might be your last,
          kid.
          Dave looks at him. Then he looks at his mother. She smiles.
          Dave looks back at his father.
          Dave jumps up and hugs his mother.

                         MOOCHER
          You must be very happy, Mr. Blase.

          MR. BLASE
          Of course I must. You think I have
          any choice?

          MRS. BLASE
          You said you were going to give them
          a pep talk.

          MR. BLASE
          They don't need pep.. I need pep.
          Go ahead...Give it to them.
          Mrs. Blase opens a kitchen drawer and takes out some folded
          T-shirts.

          MRS. BLASE
          We thought...

          MR. BLASE

                         (INTERRUPTS)
          Since you're going to be out there
          you.might as well tell them who
          you are.

                         567
          Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/12/78 85

                          X
           159 Cont.1
          He looks at Dave.

                          OUT 160

          INT. LITTLE 500 STADIUM 161

          The crowd is cheering as various teams enter to take their
          designated pit areas. A triumphal march is playing.

          CLOSEUP - OUR GUYS
          They are entering the stadium. Dave is pushing his bike
          along.

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          We see them from the back. The word "CUTTERS" is stamped on
          the back of their T-shirts. There is something comical about
          this team. They are so uneven. Cyril is very tall. Moocher
          is very short. They are walking out of step. All the other
          teams are matched in height to accommodate the use of a bike
          w.th a set saddle position.

          CLOSEUP - OUR GUYS
          They seem very nervous. The roar of the crowd. The other
          teams. The foreign turf once again. Mike seems the most
          nervous of all. They walk past Rod's team. Rod is smiling
          and staring at Mike. Mike looks away. Cyril doesn't.

          FADE THROUGH TO:

          CLOSEUP - TEE STARTER 162
          The crowd is hushed.

                         STARTER
          Gentlemen, mount your bicycles!
          A great roar is heard.

          M E D. SHOT
          A pace car is leading the field around the track for one lap.
          Dignitaries from the campus sit in the pace car:
          Mr. Armstrong.

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          The pace car is going faster.

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          The starter waves the flag as they go past him. The car
          speeds up and gets off the track. The race is on.

                         567

                         CUT TO:
          Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8 8 86
          162 Cont.

          CLOSEUP - .THE RACE
          The riders begin their mad scramble for positions. The entire
          width of the track is taken up by them. Rod is in first
          place. Dave is dead last but trying to move up.

          CLOSEUP..- DAVE
          He's riding and looking for openings. Whenever. a little
          space offers itself, he shoots through it and moves up. As
          everyone goes wide on the first turn, he takes it on the
          inside and moves up some more.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON PIT AREA NUMBER 34
          Cyril, Moocher and Mike are beating on each other in their
          excitement.

                         CYRIL
          He's moving up. Look at that

                         DAGO GOT

                         CUT TO:
          ANGLE ON LAP CEiART
          A big board with flip numbers shows: 200 laps to go. A man
          is reaching out to change the number. As the riders come
          around, he flips it to: 199 laps to go.

          EXT. MR. BLASE CAR LOT - DAY 163

          Mr. Blase is sitting inside a car. The radio is on. The
          local station is announcing the race.
          INT. Int. BLASE' S CAR
          Mr. Blase has a huge NOBLE ROMAN bag stuffed with French X
          fries and pizza.. He's stuffing himself and listening.

                         ANNOUNCER
          (o.s.; on radio)
          And so after twenty-five laps,
          the perennial favorites are up
          front. Sigma Nu, Phi Kappa Psi,
          Sigma Alpha Epsilon ...and here
          comes...It's'the Cutters.
          Mr. Blase hits the car horn.

                         CUT TO:

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          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 8/12 8 87

          IND. SHOT - THE RACE 164
          Dave is moving up'to-catch the leaders. Behind him is a
          black rider. They catch the leaders and there are now five
          teams'up front. As-they come around to the pit areas, we
          see three riders from the fraternities swinging off for an
          exchange. As they enter their pit area, they slam on their
          brakes, and while the-bike is still moving, they jump off
          while-a fresh rider jumps on.': Dave'is in the lead for a
          while, but the fresh riders catch up.

          CUT TO:'

          ANGLE ON PIT AREA NUMBER 1
          Rod is sitting and resting. He's breathing hard. His fellow
          riders are slightly out of breath too.

                         ROD
          He won't last.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON PIT AREA NUMBER 34

                         MIRE
          He-Ill last. Won't he? He'll last.

                         CYRLL
          Stop saying 'last '1

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON KATHERINE
          Almost despite herself, she's getting caught up in Dave's
          progress. She's trying not to.

                         CUT TO:

          CLOSEUP - DAVE
          He's beginning to hurt. His left leg is bothering him. As
          he goes around the' turn,. his left foot slips off the pedal.
          He almost loses his balance, but recovers.

                         ANNOUNCER
          (o.s.; on radio)
          It's amazing. After twenty-five
          miles, that's one hundred laps,
          folks...

                          OUT 165 X

                          CUT TO:

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          REVISED - "BAmBiNO" - 8/12/78

          INT. MR. BLASE IS CAR CAR LOT


          .ANNOUNCER
          (a.s.;-on radio)
          The lead rider for the Cutter
          team is still on his bike without
          an"exchange. His name is
          Dave Blase...

          MR. BLASE
          Thassa my boy!
          His car is running and he floors it while it idles and hits
          the horn again, grabbing the wheel as if he were in a race
          himself.

                         ANNOUNCER
          (o.s.; on radio)
          And he's pulling ahead. He's...
          He's actually pulling ahead. There x

                         HE GOEST

                         O 167 X

                         CUT TO:

          INT. THE STADIUM - ANGLE ON KATSER_ E 168

          She. Jumps to. her feet. Wants to yell., but can't bring
          herself to do it. Sits down.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE
          He's going all out. He's in terrible pain, but he's about
          fifty yards ahead of his pursuers. As he approaches his pit
          area, he waves for help and raises a. single finger.

                         CUT TO
          Cant.

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                         89
          168 cont.

          ANGLE ON PIT AREA NUMBER 34

                         MIKE
          We're number onel

                         MOOCHER
          No, he wants off. That's the
          signal. He's going to go one
          more lap.

                         CYRIL

                         OOOOPSL

                         MIKE
          You mean one of as...

                         CYRIL
          Once again I say oopsl
          Mike looks frightened.

                          CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE
          Het s. really pouring it on now.

                          CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON REVIEWING STAND
          The president of the university is looking through
          binoculars.

                         PRESIDENT
          Well, I had no idea.

                          CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON PIT AREA NUMBER 4

                         BLACK RIDER
          That's the fastest white boy
          I've ever seen.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE
          He's coming around the turn and he swings off and heads to
          his pit area.
          Cont.

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                         9O
          168 Cont.].

          DAVE'S P.O.V. - PIT AREA NUMBER 34
          We see Moocher, Cyril and Mike. All of them are panicking.
          They seem to be pushing each other forward. Nobody wants
          to be the one to get on the bike. Into this panic Dave roars
          in with his bike. He slams on the brakes. Jumps off. His
          left leg gives way and he falls. Moocher and Cyril run to
          help him up. Mike is left holding the bike.

                         DAVE
          Go, Mike!
          Mike is frozen.

                         MOOCHER
          We've got a lead, dammit. Get
          going.
          But the crowd, the other riders staring at him, the pressure
          of the moment is too much for Mike. He just stands there.
          The lead that they had is evaporating. The other riders are
          catching up. They are coming around the curve. Moocher runs
          up to Mike, pushes him away and gets on the bike. His
          intentions are great, but his legs are short. He can't sit
          in the saddle and reach the pedals. So he stands and rides
          just as the other teams come around.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON PIT AREA NUMBER 1
          Rod is smiling.toward Dave.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON MOOCHER
          He's standing up and going for all he's got. But the other
          teams are pulling away.

          INT. MR. BLASE'S CAR


                         169
          He's driving at full speed and listening to the radio.

                         ANNOUNCER
          (o.s.; on radio)
          It's Sigma Nu, Phi Kappa Psi,
          Sigma Alpha Epsilon...the Cutters
          are fading, but it was some try.
          Dave Blase seems to be hurt.
          The first aid team has reached
          him...

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                         X

          EXT.-MR. BLASE'S HOUSE 170

          Mr. Blase drives past the house. He slows down as if
          wondering whether to pick up his wife but then he speeds
          up again.

          EXT. LIT=ZE 500 STADIUM 170-A

          Mr. Blase is entering the stadium through a turnstile.
          Mrs. Blase is standing not far away looking at-him. He
          doesn't see her right away. As he turns: They look at
          each other. He is surprised to see her there.

          MR. BLASE
          Ev...He sure tried. Even the
          announcer said so.
          He is genuinely proud.

          MRS. BLASE
          Too bad he...
          He interrupts..

          MR. BLASE
          Too bad. nothing.

          ANGLE ON PIT AREA NUMBER 34 171
          The lead r iders pass. Lagging behind them Moocher comes
          in for an exchange. Cyril takes the bike. His legs are
          so long his knees just about hit his chin but he takes off
          in pursuit. Moocher is exhausted. Mike looks on. '
          �Vl Kole) : 134;
          Where's. Dave.
          Mike points across the track. Dave is-in the center of the
          field applying medication from a first-aid station.
          It's all over.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON CRYIL
          Bent over his bike like some human stork he's doing the
          best he can. He goes past Pit Area 34.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMB330" - 8/12/78 91-A

                         X
          171 Cont.

                         HEI I
          Some of the people in the crowd laugh.

          ANO TSER ANGLE
          Dave is with Mike and Moocher now. He's got adhesive tape
          in his hands and-is contemplating bandaging up his leg.
          Rod rides past them in the lead. Mike looks at him. Rod
          looks at Mike.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "THE BAMBINO" 6/16/78 92

                         X
          171 Cont.

          ANGLE ON PIT AREA NUMBER 4
          Three black guys are planning strategy. They see Rod getting
          off the bike.

                         1ST-BLACK RIDER
          Looks like they're going to save
          Rod for the sprint. You get on
          when he does. Stay behind him
          until the last turn...

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON PIT AREA 34
          Moocher is exhausted. Dave is depressed as hell. He"s got
          adhesive tape in his hand but he doesn't feel like putting
          it on his. Leg. The-race seems lost. Cyril-comes in for an
          exchange.- Mike is the only one who can take the bike. He
          grabs it. Hesitates. Jumps on. Cyril collapses near Dave.
          Cyril seems quite happy.

                         CYRIL
          We're doing better than I thought
          we would.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON MIKE
          Re's riding like a bull. He goes too hard and drifts out in
          the turns. He almost runs into pit ONE where Rod is resting
          and watching him. He gets back in the groove.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON PIT AREA 34
          Moocher and Cyril are sitting together looking quite
          satisfied. Dave looks at them.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON MIKE'S BROTHER 172
          He's standing on the infield and waving his cap at Mike as he
          goes by.

                         MIKE'S BROTRER
          C'mon, you cutter!

                         CUT TO:

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          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 6/16/78 93

                         X

          DAVE'S P.O.V. - PIT AREA 34 172 -A
          He, sees his parents on the infield opposite their pit-area.
          They are waving to him, proud of what he's done. -Nancy has
          come into the pit area and is, congratulating them.

                         NANCY
          I've never seen anyone try so
          hard. I'm so proud of you.

                         CYRIL
          We showed them, huh?
          Dave Jumps up. His frustration almost makes biSm look angry.

                         DAVE
          Anybody can tryl

          ANGLE ON MIKE

                         172-B
          is P.O.V.
          He sees Dave waving to him to come in. Mike looks nearly
          spent.

          ANGLE ON PIT AREA NUMBER 34

                         173
          Dave is waving at Mike to come in. Mike is coming in too
          fast but manages to break. He is totally spent as he gets
          off the bike. Dave gets on the bike. Moocher runs up and
          holds Dave in place. Cyril starts putting the adhesive tape
          around his feet, taping them to the pedal.

          ,MIKE
          What's going on.

                         CYRIL
          It's like Charlton Heston in.El Cid.

                         MIKE
          They're going to lap us.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON PIT AREA NUMBER 4
          The black riders look up astonished.. Dave rides past their
          pit.

          ANGLE ON PIT AREA NUMBER 1
          Rod sees Dave go past him. The rider for his team is not far
          behind him.

                         ROD
          C'monl C'monl You got him!

                         5 67

          CUT TO:,

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" - 6/16/78 93-A

          ANGLE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE TRACK 174
          Mr. Blase and Mrs. Blase are standing on the track. Both
          look stunned to see him back on the bike. X

          MRS. BLASE
          Go, son, go damn youl
          Mr. Blase looks at her surprised by her outburst. Dave X
          rides past them.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON PIT AREA NUMBER 34 175
          Moocher, Cyril and Mike are jumping up and down.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE
          Nets coming around. He is gaining and making up lost ground.

                         CUT TO:

          DAVE'S P.O.V. - HIS PARENTS 176
          They, too are shouting something, but Dave no longer hears
          -hem. The Italian music is playing through his head. It's
          irresistable and he gives himself over to it for one last
          time. He no longer hears the crowd shouting, nor anything
          else except the music, and music seems to be carrying him
          forward. His face registers the emotion of hearing it...of
          giving himself over to it...and of a kind of farewell to'it.

                         CUT TO:

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                         9

          ANGLE ON PIT AREA NUMBER 4 177
          The three black riders look at each other.. They need a new
          plan, they seem to be thinking.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON PIT AREA NUMBER 1
          Rod and his teammates are watching Dave's progress. They
          shake their heads. He can't possibly catch up.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON THE LAP CHART
          It shows 5 laps to go.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON THE LEAD PACK
          Now all three riders are looking back over their shoulders.
          They see Dave coming on.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON PIT AREA NUMBER 1
          Rod is getting ready to take an exchange for his final sprint.

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          We see the black sprinter in Pit area 4 getting ready to take
          an exchange too. He and Rod look at each other.

          MED. SHOT
          Rod and. the black sprinter get their bikes at the same time
          and start to accelerate.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE-
          He passes the third rider from the lead group. Ahead of him
          he sees Rod and the black rider.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON THE LAP CHART
          It shows one lap to go. A man is waving a flag signaling the
          last lap. Rod and the black guy go past him. Dave is behind
          them and gaining.

                         CUT TO:

                         5 67
          Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         95
          177 Cont.

          ANGLE ON THE BACKSTRETCH
          Rod and the black rider are riding abreast now.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE
          He sees them right in front of him. The Italian music is
          still playing as he catches up to them and pulls up behind
          Rod who's riding on the inside. They are going around the
          curve. Rod drifts out a bit and that's all the room that
          Dave needs. He takes the inside edge as they come around
          for the final stretch. All three of them stand up and begin
          their final sprint. It looks dead even as they're
          approaching the finish line. A man is waving the checkered
          flag. Then, with about forty yards to go, Dave suddenly
          explodes ahead and wins by an inch or so. He raises his arms
          in the air.

                         CUT TO:

                         NEW ANGLE
          Cyril, Moocher and Mike are running toward Dave. They are
          Jubilant. They jump on Dave knocking him down. Mike's'
          brother runs up and...

          CLOSEUP - THE BROTHERS
          There's a look of family pride as they embrace.

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          Nancy runs up to Moocher. She's still wearing her waitress
          uniform. She practically lifts him off the ground. Dave's
          parents rush past them. Everybody is shouting. The crowd
          is cheering. Confetti is falling.

          CLOSEUP - CYRIL
          He's happy but he feels left out. Everybody is hugging and
          'getting hugged except for him.

                         ANOTHER ANGLE
          Katherine is watching the celebration. She looks at Dave and
          then she looks at Rod not far away. Then she turns slowly
          and leaves-bidding a farewell, in a way, to a portion of her
          life.
          Cont.

                         567

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAMBINO" -6/16/78 96

                         X
          177 Cont.1

          CLOSEUP - THE CUTTERS
          Dave and his parents are walking off. Mike and his brother
          are arm in arm. Moocher and Nancy are holding hands and
          going their way.

          CLOSEUP - CYRIL
          He's-holding the four trophies they won. He is trying to
          swagger but he doesn't know where to go. The guys seem to
          be going-in separate directions and he doesn't know whom to
          follow. The CAMERA PULLS BACK FROM him. Confetti is falling
          everywhere. Wind is blowing it around the stadium.

          FADE THROUGH TO:

          ANGLE ON TREES 178
          The branches are swaying in the wind. Leaves are golden
          yellow and falling off, swirling through the air, falling
          on the road. Mike's car goes through.the leaves as he drives
          up an entrance ramp onto a throughway.

          INT. MIL'S CAR - DAY 178-A

          He's wearing.a cowboy hat. Cigarette is in his. mouth. He
          looks back at a sign: "YOU ARE NOW LEAVING BLOOMINGTON."
          He lights his cigarette. A highway stretches in front of him.

          EXT. MR. BLASE' S CAR LOT - DAY

          It's been retitled "CUTTER CARS LTD." Mrs. Blase, quite
          pregnant now, is sweeping the leaves. Mr. Blase is getting
          on the bike ready to leave.

          EXT. CAMPUS - DAY 179

          ,The leaves are falling off here too and blowing in the wind.
          Students are going to and from classes. We see Dave among
          them pushing his bike along. He's wearing a Phi Kappa Psi
          jacket.

          CLOSEUP - DAVE
          He looks quite collegiate and he seems to know it. But it's
          fall and fall makes you think of other days and Dave seems
          to be doing just that. A GIRL walks up to him. She seems
          quite lost. She speaks with a definite French accent.

                         GIRL
          Pardon...do you know where is
          the office of the Pursar.
          Dave looks at her. Some of his collegiate exterior fades as
          he smiles at her.

                         567
          Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "BAI4BINO" - 6/16/78 96-A
          179 Cont.:
          He's struck. French music begins to play.

                         DAVE
          Pursar? Oh, you mean the
          Bursar's office.

                         GIRL
          Oui, Bursar.

                         DAVE
          You're...eh...you're French, eh?

                         CUT TO:

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                         97

          ANGLE ON MR. BLASE ON A BICYCLE 180
          He's riding through the campus, looking around. His son goes
          to school and he looks and feels that he has a right to be
          there.

                         CUT TO:

          ANGLE ON DAVE AND THE GIRL
          They're riding double on Dave's bicycle. She's carrying his
          books. The book on top is Beginning French.

                         DAVE
          French is my major. It's just my
          first year, of course. Have you
          ever seen Le Tour de France?

          He gives it his best French accent.

                         GIRL
          No.

                         DAVE
          Not Oh, mon Dieu. But the
          French riders... they are the
          bestl Pouladoirl Anquetill

          Not only his accent, but his gestures are becoming French.
          Riding toward him on his bike is Mr. Blase. He sees Dave
          and waves.

          MR. BLASE
          Hello there, big shot.

                         DAVE
          Bon jour, Papa.
          They pass.
          Mr. Blase turns and looks back. His face registers mixed
          emotions, but the overriding one is one of acceptance. Dave
          turns to the girl.

                         DAVE
          Je m'appelle...
          We FREEZE ON his French gesture.

                         FINIS

                         567



Breaking Away



Writers :   Steve Tesich
Genres :   Comedy  Drama


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