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                                  COMMANDO



                                 Written by

                               Richard Tuggle





                                                          FINAL
                                                 April 18, 1985

                         

                         

                         "COMMANDO"
          BLACK SCREEN. One word explodes towards us with cold
          brutality: COMMANDO. It FADES... leaves us in darkness.
          And we HEAR a growing ROAR... a frightening RUMBLE.

                         FADE IN

          EXT. SUBURBAN CUL-DE-SAC - DAY 1

          TIGHT ON the churning compactor of a garbage truck.
          The CAMERA PULLS BACK and we SEE the truck, battered
          and olive-grey. A bored garbage man with a kerchief
          over his mouth hangs on the back of the truck as it
          moves along the street.

          INT. BEDROOM - CLOSE ON THE BED - DAY 2

          As LAWSON awakes with a start. He's late 30's, a little
          worn. He shakes his WIFE.

                         LAWSON
          What's that?

                         WIFE

                         (BARELY AWAKE)
          Unnn...sounds like...

                         (STIFLING YAWN)
          .the garbage men.

                         LAWSON
          On Tuesday?

                         WIFE

                         (YAWNING)
          Maybe they changed the
          schedule...
          Lawson listens to the noise as it APPROACHES, finally
          throws his feet into his bedroom slippers.

                         LAWSON
          Shit.

          INT. LAWSON'S HOUSE - PANTRY 3

          He runs into the pantry, dragging several ungainly
          plastic trash bags.

                         A85

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         2

          EXT. LAWSON'S HOUSE - DAY 4

          The truck SOUND is CLOSER now. We can SEE it at the
          end of the long driveway.
          Lawson flings the green plastic bags into two battered
          and half-full metal cans, starts running down the
          driveway.

                         LAWSON

                         (SHOUTING)
          Wait a minute, wait a minute!

          END OF DRIVEWAY - DAY 5
           The truck stops at the bottom of the driveway. Lawson
          stumbles his way towards it, smiles.

                          LAWSON
          I was afraid you'd miss me --

                         REVERSE ANGLE 6
          COOKE -- The man behind the truck -- pulls an Ingram
          submachine gun INTO VIEW. At the same moment, the cab
          of the garbage truck is kicked open and DIAZ, the
          driver, leans out, similarly armed.

                         COOKE
          Don't worry-we won't.
          And they cut Lawson down, the bullets raking across his
          body and the cans.

                         LONG SHOT 7
          Lawson falls back, spread-eagled. The garbage cans,
          pierced and leaking, roll TOWARD THE CAMERA, blocking
          our view just as Cooke moves close to administer a
          coup de grace.

                         CUT TO:

          INT. AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP - DAY 8

          FORRESTAL grins INTO THE CAMERA.

                         FORRESTAL
          You ain't seen nothin' yet.
          Cont.

                         A85

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         3
          8 Cont.
          CAMERA ADJUSTS TO SHOW us that Forrestal is just now
          closing the trunk of a big new Cadillac. He's showing
          it to Diaz, who nods and makes noncommital NOISES as
          Forrestal continues the hype.

                         FORRESTAL
          (as trunk closes)
          Hear that sound? American
          workmanship. You think the
          Japanese invented that? Bullshit
          We did...sure, we lost it for a
          while-but we got 'it back.
          Diaz gets into the car.

                         FORRESTAL
          Sure, get in...comfy, right? I
          know what you're gonna say...
          it's cloth. But take it from
          me-you don't want leather, it's
          hot, it cracks, it's trouble.
          And look at the head room.. .you're
          not gonna have a problem...
          Diaz starts the engine.

                         FORRESTAL
          Go ahead, start it up. Hear that?
          That's power-that's performance
          .that's -- Jesus Christ --
          Forrestal has said this last because Diaz has thrown
          the car into reverse, knocking down a big display.

                         FORRESTAL
          Hey!

                         ANOTHER ANGLE 9
          Diaz slams the car into forward, hits the accelerator
          and ROARS across the display room floor.
          The car SLAMS into Forrestal, flinging his body across
          the hood. The car continues on, CRASHES through the
          outside window and disappears down the street.

                         CUT TO:

                         A85

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         4

                         10

          EXT. FISHING BOAT - NIGHT

          Dangling working lights illuminate the night. The
          tuna fleet is in.

                         11

          DOCK - CLOSE ON BENNETT
          mid-thirties, well muscled, BENNETT helps another
          worker wrestle a net of fish into a hold, then he
          wipes his brow and shouts over the. noise.

                         BENNETT
          That's all for me, Les.
          Les nods. Bennett steps off the boat, crosses over
          another boat and steps onto his boat.

                         12

                         BENNETT'S BOAT
          Bennett starts his boat, revs the throttle, then pulls
          away from the other boats. The wind whips his hair
          as he cruises out into the night.

                         13

                         FULL SHOT
          The boat moves away from us, then WHOOM, the boat
          EXPLODES into a fireball, sending debris high into
          the air.

          EXT. DOCK AREA - NIGHT 14

          A man comes out of the shadows on the dock and watches
          the explosion, the fiery lights splashing onto his
          face. It's Cooke - the "garbage man."

          SMASH CUT TO:

                         15

          EXT. MOUNTAINS - DAY

          MAIN TITLES BEGIN...and along with them we HEAR MUSIC.
          The CAMERA SKIMS OVER snow-capped peaks, pine trees
          twinkling dew in the morning light.
          Then we SEE it: An 80's version of a log cabin...with
          crisp, clean lines...energy efficient and snug.

                         A85

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         5

                         ANOTHER ANGLE 16
          as a giant FIGURE descends from the mountains behind
          the house balancing a giant log on his right shoulder
          and carrying a chain saw in his left hand.
          This is COLONEL JOHN ALEXANDER MATRIX. He's in his
          mid-thirties ...a man of raw power and vitality...and
          something else: Joy. Joy, and a sense of calm.
          Matrix reaches a shed behind the cabin. He puts down
          the log and chain saw, then picks up firewood and begins
          to SPLIT it with awesome single swipes of an axe.

                         INTERCUT:

          LOW ANGLE - HOUSE 17
          as a shadow comes stealthily alongside the house and
          begins to slowly and cautiously advance on Matrix.

                         INTERCUT:

          MATRIX AND APPROACHING PERSON 18
          Matrix doesn't turn or otherwise seem to see the other
          person...but he reacts to little things:

          EXT. HOUSE - SERIES OF SHOTS AND SOUNDS - DAY 19-


                         23

          A. A TWIG
          cracks.

          B. A SQUIRREL
          scampers away, startled.

          C. SOME PEBBLES
          roll away.

          D. A GATE
          responds with a faint creak while:

          E. THE AXEHEAD
          reflects a dull, indistinct figure approaching
          Matrix from behind.
          None of the above escapes matrix's eye...and then, at
          the last possible second, he WHIRLS and confronts:

                         A85

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         6
          NEW ANGLE 24 s
          Matrix sweeps up the intruder-his eleven-year-old
          daughter, JENNY. She laughs as he tickles her.

                         JENNY
          Dad... Dad... put me down.
          She tickles him back on his neck and ribs...he laughs,
          puts her down.

                         MATRIX
          I surrender, I surrender.
          He raises his hands, open, trusting. Instantly she
          attacks again, then runs like hell as he pursues her,

          MUSIC CONTINUES.

          EXT. ROADSIDE ICE CREAM STAND - DAY 25

          Matrix's Blazer is parked here. Father and daughter
          sit across from each other-she has a cone, he has a
          dish. He uses his spoon to steal some of her flavor
          and jimmies...he gets away with this twice before she
          pokes him on the nose with the cone. He wipes ice cream
          from his face.

          EXT. CABIN STREAM AREA - DAY 26

          Matrix and Jenny are trout fishing in a beautiful
          stream. A deer tentatively approaches and matrix and
          Jenny take food from a knapsack and hold it out for
          the deer. The deer comes closer, takes the food from
          them, then licks their hands.

                         DISSOLVE TO:

                         MATRIX 26-A
          shows Jenny karate moves. She tries a move on him
          and he pretends she's knocked him over.

                         DISSOLVE TO:

                         MATRIX 26-B
          gives Jenny a piggyback ride over the bridge that
          crosses the stream, as they head back to the cabin.

                         CUT TO:

                         A85

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         7

          INT. CABIN - DAY 27

          Matrix goes to open the refrigerator in his cabin a
          stops. Taped to the door is a cutout of a heart:
          Jenny is peeking at Matrix from around the corner of the
          kitchen. He sees her, he smiles, and they meet and hug.

          MUSIC AND TITLES END.

          INT. HOUSE DINING ROOM - LATER - DAY 28

          Matrix sits at the table as Jenny serves lunch. The
          view through the expansive picture window is breathtaking.
          Matrix leafs through some of Jenny's rock'n'roll
          magazines.

                         MATRIX
          When I was a boy and rock and
          roll came to East Germany, the
          communists said it was subversive...

                         (SLIGHT SMILE)
          .They were right...

                         (BITES INTO

                         SANDWICH JENNY

                         BROUGHT HIM)
          .What's in this?

                         JENNY
          You don't want to know.
          Suddenly Matrix gets an odd look on his face ...he stands,
          cocks his head.

                         JENNY
          What's wrong?
          He shushes her, puts his hand up to block the sun as he
          peers through the picture window. Now Jenny -- and the
          audience -- can SEE what matrix's keen senses have
          already heard-an approaching aircraft.

          MATRIX'S P.O.V. - HELICOPTER 29
          with U.S. Army markings, coming towards the house...
          then veering off for a landing.

                         TWO SHOT 30

                         JENNY
          You said you wouldn't go away
          again. You said you were through --

                         MATRIX
          I'm not going anywhere.
          Cont.

                         A85

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         8
           30 Cont.

                          JENNY
           Promise?

                          MATRIX
           Promise.

                         THE COPTER 31
          It lands. Three men get out.
          GENERAL FRANKLIN KIRBY is in the lead. He's in his early
          50's, fit, energetic -- and, as we can SEE -- the pilot
          of the craft. He's wearing rugged Army Class "C's."
          The two young soldiers with him are HARRIS and JACKSON.
          They wear BDU's and carry carbines. At a look from
          Kirby they fan out, and watch the cabin.

                         KIRBY 32
          Kirby approaches the cabin.

                         KIRBY

                         (CALLING OUT)
          John, come on out. It's Kirby.

                         MATRIX
           (o.s.)
          I know.
          Startled, Kirby whirls to see Matrix standing behind him.

                         KIRBY
          Silent and smooth...just like
          always.
          He smiles and he and Matrix come together and shake hands.

                         MATRIX
          I better be. You taught me.
          He affectionately squeezes Kirby's shoulder.
          Jenny comes out of the cabin toward the two men.

                         KIRBY
          I need to talk to your dad, Jenny.

                         JENNY
          No way, Jose.
          Matrix gives her a sharp look and Jenny grudgingly goes
          back inside. Kirby and Matrix begin to walk as clouds
          billow high above the mountaintops around them.
          Cont.

                         A85

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "COM.MANDO" - 4/22/85 9
           32 Cont.

                         KIRBY
          Someone's killing your men.

                         MATRIX

                         (STARTLED)
          You gave them new identities...

                         KIRBY
          There must have been a leak.
          Lawson, Forrestal... Bennett
          have all been hit.

                         MATRIX
          Who's doing it? X

                         KIRBY
          You've made enemies all over the X
          world, John. It could be the
          Syrians, the South Africans, the
          Russians-or a terrorist group.

                         (PAUSING)
          They're gonna find you.
          Matrix looks toward the cabin. Jenny is watching him
          through a window. Matrix turns back to Kirby and they
          begin walking back to the cabin.

                         MATRIX
          We were going to make a normal X
          life here...

                         KIRBY
          You will...I promise. I'm going X
          into the city to coordinate with
          the Federal people. In the
          meantime, Jackson and Harris will
          stay with you.
          Matrix looks the two soldiers over.

                         MATRIX
          They any good?

                         KIRBY
          Real good...

                         (PAUSING)
          But not as good as you were.

                         OUT 33-

                         36

                         CUT TO:

                         A65

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         10

          MATRIX - LATER 37
          watches the chopper lift off and fly away. Jenny,
          subdued, comes out of the cabin.

                         JENNY
          Is it bad?

                         MATRIX
          I'm not leaving you... if that's
          what you mean.

                         JENNY
          Then it can't be bad.
          She smiles.
          An intense look comes over Matrix's face, then
          -- In a BLUR, he sweeps up Jenny in his arms just
          before machine gun fire BLASTS the cabin. The VOLLEY
          OF FIRING SHATTERS the windows and RIPS OPEN Harris'
          chest, his blood SPLATTERING against the cabin.
          .Matrix, still clutching Jenny, DIVES through the door
          into the cabin and HITS the floor. Jackson CATCHES
          a round in the shoulder, SPINS to the ground, then
          crawls through the door after Matrix.
          The three of them lie on the cabin floor as the FIRING
          CONTINUES to BLAST AWAY at Harris' body, the rounds
          SMACKING into the side of the cabin.
          Then the firing stops. Silence.

                         MATRIX

                         (WHISPERING)
          How bad you hit?

                         JACKSON

                         (WHISPERING)
          I'll make it.

                         MATRIX

                         (WHISPERING)
          I've got to get my rifle from the
          shed. Keep an eye out, they'll be
          coming. You're downwind, the
          air currents might tip them off.
          Cont.

                         A85

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         11
          37 Cont.

                         JACKSON

                         (WHISPERING)
          Downwind??
          (looks at Matrix
          like he's crazy)
          You think I'll smell them coming?

                         MATRIX
          I did.
          Matrix and Jenny move low to the floor toward her bedroom.

                         MATRIX

                         (WHISPERING)
          Stay out of sight, I'll be
          right back.
          Jenny goes into her bedroom and Matrix goes out the
          backdoor.

          EXT. CABIN - DAY 38

          He races to the shed, unlocks it, goes inside to a
          high-tech cabinet and opens it.
          Inside is an H&K assault rifle, two big banana clips of
          ammunition and a Baretta JS pistol. Matrix pulls
          the weapons out and readies them.

                         CUT TO:

          INT. CABIN - DAY 39

          Jackson peers out the window, sees nothing, then edges
          back to the floor. Two hands WHIP a garotte around his
          neck and CHOKE the struggling Jackson to death.

                         JENNY 40
          hears a THUMP and sticks her head out from under her
          bed to look, but sees nothing. Suddenly, footsteps
          approach her bedroom door. She pulls her head back
          under the bed just as two boots enter her bedroom.
          A knife is attached to one of the boots.

                         CUT TO:

          EXT. CABIN - DAY 41

          Matrix puts the pistol in his waistband and SLAMS
          home a clip in the rifle. He RACES out of the shed,
          RUSHES to the cabin and OPENS the backdoor.
          Jackson, garotte still around his neck, falls lifelessly
          through the door STRAIGHT INTO THE CAMERA.
          Matrix ducks as Jackson GLANCES off him and CRUMPLES
          to the ground.

                         A85

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         12

          INT. CABIN - DAY 42

          Matrix, H&K rifle held ready, silently enters, then
          moves carefully through the cabin. He peers into the den
          and sees Diaz, one of the men who killed Matrix's men,
          sitting in a chair, looking at Jenny's

                         QϿ91
          Matrix steps forward and points his rifle directly at
          Diaz.

                         MATRIX
          Where is she?
          Diaz smiles and puts his feet up on a table.

                         DIAZ
          Mellow out, man. We can't talk
          business with you waving guns
          in people's faces.
          Matrix puts the rifle against Diaz's forehead and COCKS
          the trigger. The smile vanishes from Diaz's face.

                         DIAZ
          She's safe, Major. Whether
          she stays that way.is up to
          you. My people got some
          business with you...
          Matrix hears a NOISE outside, glances out the window
          and sees two vehicles RACING away from the house.

                         DIAZ
          .and if you want your kid
          back, you gotta cooperate.
          Right?

                         MATRIX
          Wrong.
          Matrix levels the H&K and BLASTS Diaz in the chest.
          Diaz and the chair are JERKED violently backward.

          ABRUPT CUT TO:

          EXT. CABIN - DAY 43

          Matrix JUMPS out of the cabin and RACES to the BLAZER,
          its hood up. He checks the engine.
          Torn wires stick up, the distributor cap is disconnected
          and broken.
          Cont.

                         A85

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         13
          43 Cont.
          He looks down the mountain and sees the vehicles winding
          along the mountain roads.
          Matrix slams the Blazer's hood...gets inside...puts his
          weapons on the seat...then releases the brake. Then,
          one hand on the wheel, the other on the door frame, he
          begins to push the car.
          He steers it not towards the dirt road, but towards the
          shoulder where a steep incline leads downward. Since
          the Blazer is pointed the wrong way, Matrix is pushing
          it uphill-the effort is incredible... the veins on his
          neck stand out...with a SCREAM, he puts everything he's
          got into it... and finally it begins to roll downwards.
          Matrix leaps in. Snaps on the driver's shoulder belt...
          reaches over and wraps the passenger belt around his
          body as well.
          The Blazer rolls over the edge.

          BLAZER - SEVERAL SHOTS 44
          as it bounces wildly down the 45 degree slope.

          INT. BLAZER 45

          Matrix fights to control the wheel. A low-hanging
          branch SMASHES the windshield.

                         DARK VEHICLE 46
          It takes another curve. CAMERA PANS UP, and we SEE the
          Blazer, coming closer and closer by this direct route.

                         THE BLAZER 47
          It barrels down the mountainside, out of control,
          smashing through trees, bounding off rocks, dropping
          like a stone.

          INT. BLAZER 48

          Matrix is taking a terrible beating. But he's almost
          down to the road...ahead of the black vehicle!

          WIDE ANGLE - WINDING ROAD 49
          The two vehicles narrowly miss each other-the dark
          car almost spins out.

                         THE BLAZER 50
          It careens past the other car, slams into a huge boulder
          -- flips -- ROLLS OVER AND OVER.

                         A8 5

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         14

          THE OTHER VEHICLE 51
          o.s. of this mishap, rushing down the road.

          THE WRECKED BLAZER 52
          The wrecked Blazer is BURNING, then suddenly EXPLODES.
          The CAMERA HOLDS ON this, what looks like Matrix's
          funeral pyre.
          Then we SEE movement and SEE a bloodied and injured
          Matrix crawling away from the intense fire.
          He stops and looks back at the destroyed Blazer.

                         WIDER ANGLE 53
          A large group of armed soldiers start to surround
          Matrix.
          He stands up, cut, bleeding. The lead man approaches
          to frisk him.

                         MATRIX 54
          Matrix ELBOWS him in the stomach, DRIVES his fist into
          the man's Adam's apple, PULLS HIM DOWN, CRACKS the man's
          vertebrae, grabs the dead man's rifle and SLAMS the butt
          against the face on the man closing on him. The man's
          jaw SHATTERS.
          But three more men are immediately on Matrix and they
          wrestle him to the ground. He forces his way up again, the
          three men still all over him.
          Matrix's eyes suddenly WIDEN as he looks at two boots with
          an attached knife, then up at the man standing in them.
          It's Bennett, the man we saw die!

                         MATRIX

                         (STUNNED)
          I thought you were --
          Bennett reaches up with a bulky pistol and points it at
          Matrix.

                         BENNETT
          Dead...
          He FIRES at point-blank range.
          Matrix is BLASTED backward to the ground.

                         CUT TO:

                         A85

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         15

                         55

          INT. PORT TERMINAL TRANSPORT BUILDING - DAY

          Bennett and GENERAL ERNESTO ARIUS (in guerrila fatigues)
          walk through a large warehouse filled with tanks, jeeps
          and soldiers carrying bazookas, machine guns, mortars,
          etc. It looks like a small army.

                         CUT TO:

                         56

                         SPECIAL EFFECT
          An intense white light SHIMMERS at the CAMERA, almost
          as if the light were floating on water. It is so BRIGHT
          it hurts our eyes.

                         CUT TO:

                         57

          INT. SMALL ROOM IN PORT TERMINAL TRANSPORT BUILDING -


                         DAY
          Matrix's motionless body is lying on a slab of a table.
          His eyes slowly open as he looks at the same BRIGHT LIGHT.
          That light in on the ceiling of the small room he is
          lying in.
          Matrix groggily shakes his head, sits up a little and
          sees Bennett holding up the bulky gun.

                         BENNETT
          Tranquilizers.
          General Arius approaches Matrix.

                         ARIUS
          Remember me, Major?

                         MATRIX
          I remember the people you
          tortured and killed.

                         ARIUS
          You don't understand a country
          like Val Verde, Major. It
          needs a president with an iron
          hand. It needs my hand again.

                         MATRIX
          Why tell me?

                         ARIUS
          Because you're going to return
          to Val Verde and kill the president
          you helped to overthrow me.
          Cont.

                         A85

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         16
          57 Cont.

                         BENNETT
          Why don't you have Bennett
          do it -- he was there with me.

                         ARIUS
          But President Velasquez trusts
          you; after all, he made you a

                         (IRONIC SMILE)
          'Hero of the Revolution...'

                         (SMILE VANISHES)
          While Captain Bennett, left,
          shall we say, under a cloud...

                         MATRIX
          (glances at Bennett)
          He enjoyed the killing a
          little too much.

                         BENNETT
          You trained me, Major.

                         ARIUS

                         (TO MATRIX)
          You can get close to Velasquez,
          you will kill him...We've gone
          to alot of trouble to find you.
          We faked Bennett's death so
          Kirby would get nervous and lead
          us to you. And now that I have
          you, you'll do what I tell you.

                         MATRIX
          And if I don't?
          Arius looks at Matrix for a beat, then Arius nods to
          Bennett.
          Bennett opens a sliding door to a closet and matrix sees
          Jenny.
          She is gagged and tied tightly to a chair. She is
          shaking from fear and her eyes are wet with tears.
          Matrix LUNGES up from the table, but his hands and feet
          are chained to the table and he is STOPPED.
          Bennett wheels Jenny out of the closet over to Arius.
          Arius begins to finger her hair.

                         ARIUS
          So pretty-There are many
          things I'm going to teach her.
          Cont.

                         A85

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         17
          57 Cont.l
          Matrix FIGHTS at the chains like a crazy man, but he
          can't move.
          Arius fingers the shirt collar around her neck.

                         ARIUS
          You kill Velasquez, Major, and
          you'll get her back. You try
          anything else...

                         (PAUSING)
          .and I'll send her to you in
          pieces.

                         CUT TO:

          EXT. MATRIX'S CABIN - DAY 58

          General Kirby stands in front of the cabin looking at
          the bodies of Jackson, Harris and Diaz.
          Soldiers are searching around and inside the cabin.
          One of the Soldiers approaches Kirby.

                         KIRBY
          Any sign of Matrix?

                         SOLDIER
          No Sir, just those bodies...

                         (PAUSES)
          .You think there's more?

                         KIRBY
          If he's still alive, I'd
          expect a lot more.

                         CUT TO:

          EXT. LAX TERMINAL - DAY 59

          A long, silver limo pulls up to an LAX terminal and parks.

          INT. LIMO - DAY 60

          Cooke is at the wheel. Matrix (in a tropical suit) and
          Bennett are in the rear seat, SULLY and HENRIQUES on
          foldout seats facing them.

                         BENNETT

                         (TO MATRIX)
          Sully will make sure you get
          on the plane and Henriques will
          stay with you to make sure you
          get off. If I don't get a call
          from either one of them, she's dead.
          Cont.

                         A85

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         18
          60 Cont.
          He motions and Henriques opens the car door and brings
          Matrix out with him. Sully follows them.

          EXT. LIMO - DAY 61

          Matrix looks back at Bennett through the open door.

                         MATRIX
          I'll be back, Bennett...
          For you.

                         BENNETT
          I'll be ready.
          They eye each other, then Sully shuts the door and
          Matrix watches the limo drive off.
          Henriques and Sully flank Matrix and they enter the
          terminal.

          INT. TERMINAL - DAY 62

          The three of them pass through the terminal. Matrix
          looks toward two police officers that are right next to
          them, but he remains silent.
          Henriques, Matrix and Sully walk through the X-ray booths
          as the security guard watches, then they continue on.

                         CUT TO:

                         BOARDING GATE 63
          They approach the boarding gate. Sully hands Henriques
          and Matrix their tickets, then Sully stuffs a $10.00 bill
          in Matrix's breast pocket.

                         SULLY
          Have some beers in Val Verde,
          Matrix, it'll give everyone more
          time with your daughter.
          Matrix looks down at the bill, then up at Sully.

                         MATRIX
          You're a nice guy, Sully,
          I like you...

                         (PAUSING)
          .That's why I'll kill you
          last.
          Cont.

                         A85

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "COMMANDO" - 4/24/85

                         29
          63 Cont.
          Henriques takes Matrix's arm and moves him toward the
          gate.

                         HENRIQUES
          Open your mouth again and I'll
          nail it shut.
          Matrix looks up at a wall clock. It reads 6:55. He X.
          and Henriques board the plane as Sully watches from
          the boarding area.

          INT. PLANE - DAY 64

          Henriques and Matrix enter the plane. A STEWARDESS
          smiles at them and examines their tickets.

                         STEWARDESS
          First class, seats seven A and B.
          They are the last passengers to be seated. They walk
          down the aisle, Matrix takes the window seat and
          Henriques the aisle seat.
          A NOISE attracts Matrix's attention and he watches the
          door to the entrance tunnel CLOSE. The Stewardesses
          prepare for the takeoff as the plane's engines begin
          to RUMBLE.
          Matrix edgily looks around the plane.
          The Stewardess approaches him.

                         STEWARDESS
          You must fasten your seat belt,
          Sir.
          Matrix looks out the window and sees Sully looking right
          back at him through the waiting room window.
          Matrix turns to the Stewardess.

                         MATRIX
          Could I have a blanket and
          pillow?

                         STEWARDESS
          Sure.
          She takes them down from the upper compartment and hands
          them to Matrix.
          Cont.

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          64 Cont.
          The plane is beginning to move.
          Matrix begins to arrange the blanket and pillow. As soon
          as the Stewardess moves off, Matrix DELIVERS an
          incredibly SUDDEN BLOW to Henriques' temple. WHAP!
          Henriques' eyes roll back in his head, blood trickles
          out of his mouth, his body goes limp and he falls
          against Matrix.
          It's happened so quickly none of the other passengers
          have noticed it.
          Matrix throws the blanket over Henriques' body, looks
          around, then quickly FORCES Henriques' neck down
          toward his chest.

          CRACK.
          Matrix stands and opens the overhead luggage rack. He
          picks up the blanket covered body and puts it in the
          overhead rack. The 2ND STEWARDESS comes by.

                         2ND STEWARDESS
          Sir, can I help you with that?

                         MATRIX
          It's no problem.
          He smiles at her and she smiles back. He closes the
          luggage compartment door and turns to the Stewardess.

                         MATRIX
          How long is this flight?

                         2ND STEWARDESS
          We land in Val Verde in exactly
          eleven hours..
          She moves down the aisle. Matrix looks down at his
          digital watch and presses a button.

          INSERT - WATCH 65
          11:00:00 appears on the watchface. Instantly, it
          starts counting down: 10:59:59, 10:59:58...

                         MATRIX 66
          Matrix starts down the aisle.
          Cont.

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                         21
          66 Cont.

                         2ND STEWARDESS
          Sir, during takeoff you must --

                         MATRIX

                         (COVERING MOUTH)
          I'm airsick...
          He pushes by her.

          INT. DC-10 GALLEY - DAY 67

          Matrix moves to the service elevator, squeezes in,
          hits the controls and starts to descend.

          BELOW DECK 67-A
          the elevator stops in the service area of the big
          plane. Matrix gets out of the elevator and looks out
          a port. The place is moving faster!
          He turns and moves to a door marked CARGO HOLD. It's
          locked.
          He PULLS, the door starts to bend, then the lock
          suddenly SNAPS. He opens the door and crawls inside.

                         CUT TO:

                         PASSENGER AREA 68
          The passengers sit unaware of anything unusual.

                         LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT 69
          A CLOSE-UP of the latch on the luggage compartment
          holding Henriques' body shows the latch imperceptively

          CLICK OPEN.

                         CUT TO:

                         70

          EXT. THE PLANE - DAY

          The plane leaves the terminal area and turns toward
          the runway.

                         CUT TO:

          INT. TERMINAL 71

          Sully watches plane approach the runway.

                         CUT TO:

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          INT. PILOT'S CABIN/CONTROL TOWER 72

          INTERCUT the pilot talking with the control tower to
          clear the plane for takeoff.

                         CUT TO:

          EXT. PLANE - DAY 73

          The plane begins to roll down the runway.

                         CUT TO:

          INT. CARGO BAY - DAY 74

          Matrix crawls through the crowded hold. Without
          looking, he starts to push a box out of the way and --

                         DOG CAGE 75
          A doberman Pinscher SNARLS and FLASHES HIS TEETH
          right INTO the CAMERA.
          Matrix jerks his hand away from the dog cage just as
          the Pinscher's teeth push between the bars.

                         CUT TO:

          EXT. PLANE - DAY 76

          The plane starts to taxi down the runway.

                         CUT TO:

          INT. PLANE - DAY 77

          The luggage compartment holding Henriques' body edges
          open and a small corner of the blanket comes out.
          The passengers sit unaware.

                         CUT TO:

          INT. CARGO BAY - DAY 78

          Matrix has reached the area immediately above the
          plane's landing gear. The NOISE is deafening. He
          digs his hands under the lip of the gear retract
          equipment and LIFTS with all his might. Nothing moves
          for a beat, he continues to STRAIN MIGHTILY and the
          cowling starts to move!
          With a final grunt, he lifts it up and pushes it out
          of the way.
          The ground rushes beneath the airplane. Matrix swings
          his feet into the hole.

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          EXT. PLANE - DAY 79

          The plane takes off and ROARS into the sky, clearing
          the marshes at the end of the runway.

          INT. PLANE - DAY 80

          Matrix drops through the hole toward the moving ground!

          EXT. PLANE - DAY 81

          He DROPS DOWN out of the plane twenty-five feet above
          the ground and SPLASHES into the shallow water with
          terrific impact.
          The plane zooms overhead. Matrix lies still, bobbing
          in the water.

                         CUT TO:

          INT. TERMINAL - DAY 82


          (J4.
          Sully is on the phone.

                         SULLY
          It just took off.

                          OUT 83

                          CUT TO:

                          83-A

          EXT. RUNWAY - DAY

           Matrix comes out of the water and looks at his watch.

                          84

          INSERT - WATCH
          10:52:52 left.

                          85

                         MATRIX
          He looks at the terminal in the distance and begins
          running toward it.

                         CUT TO:

                         86

          EXT. WAR BOAT - DAY

          A uniformed LATINO pilots a speeding war boat in the
          Pacific. Bennett, standing on the rear deck, watches
          Arius hang up the microphone on the two-way radio and
          then Arius disappears below deck.

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          REVISED - "COMMANDO" - 4/24/85

                         24

                         BELOW DECK 87
          Jenny is huddled in a darkened cabin below. She wipes
          the tears from her eyes.
          The door opens, some light comes in and Arius enters the
          cabin. He moves toward Jenny and looks at her for a
          long beat.

                         ARIUS
          Your father has just left for Val Verde;
          he should be back with you soon. Does
          that make you happy?

                         JENNY
          Yes...
          Arius sits down right next to her. He runs his fingers
          along her shoulder.

                         ARIUS
          Is there anything else that would
          make you happy?

                         JENNY
          Yes...

                         (PAUSING)
          Watching my Dad kick your balls
          down your throat.

                         CUT TO:

          EXT. TERMINAL - DAY 88

          Matrix jumps into the back of a fire truck that drives
          by the rear of the terminal.

                         CUT TO:

          INT. LAX - DAY 89

          Sully, walking through the terminal, stops as he sees a
          girl, CINDY, talking on a pay phone. She's a gorgeous
          stewardess in her late twenties.

                         CINDY

                         (INTO PHONE)
          Hi, Lance, it's me!

                         (PAUSE)
          Cindy. Very funny ...yes, that
          Cindy. They just cancelled my 7:40 X
          to Vancouver...
          Cont.

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                         X
          89. Cont
          Sully takes off his dark glasses, eats her up with his
          eyes and adjusts his tie.

                         €

                         CINDY

                         (INTO PHONE)
          I thought since I'm laid over we
          could... no, laid over, Lance.
          Samantha? Who's that? Lance?
          Lance?
          She slams down the phone and does a slow burn. Then
          she turns, picks up her flight bag, starts to head off
          and finds her path suddenly blocked by Sully.

                         SULLY
          Sounds like you need a date.

                         CINDY
          Fuck off, shithead...
          She pushes by him. Sully watches her go, smiles and
          then begins to follow her.

                         CUT TO:

          INT. TERMINAL - DAY 90

          • Matrix, wearing a ground crewman's jacket, is now inside
          the terminal. He looks desperately for Sully.
          Passengers mill ahead of Matrix, behind him and to the
          side, but there is no Sully. Matrix races through the
          crowded terminal, looks up. and suddenly stops. There
          Sully is!
          Sully is following Cindy along a downstairs walkway.
          Matrix slows down, then begins to track Sully as Sully
          follows the girl.

          INT. AIRPORT GARAGE - DAY 91

          Cindy enters the parking garage and approaches the
          passenger side of her ragtop Sunbeam Alpine convertible.
          She unlocks and opens the door, leaving the keys in
          the lock, then she LOWERS the top.
          The LOWERING of the top REVEALS Sully facing her on the
          other side of the car.

                         SULLY

                         (SMILING)
          You know what I could give you?

                         €
          Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

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                         X
          91 Cont..

                         CINDY
          Yeah, herpes.
          Sully's smile disappears. He looks at her, takes
          his sunglasses out of his coat pocket, nuts them
          back on, then turns and walks off.
          Cindy watches him to make sure he leaves. All of a
          SUDDEN, a giant arm encircles her waist from behind.

                         MATRIX

                         (WHISPERS)
          Don't move.
          She looks down at the giant arm, unable to see Matrix
          sqatting behind her.

                         CINDY
          I'm not moving.

                         MATRIX
          I'm not going to hurt you.

                         CINDY
          That's what they all say.

                         MATRIX
          • Step to the side.

                         CINDY
          I have to move to do that.
          Matrix removes his arm from her waist.

                         MATRIX
          Do it.
          Knees shaking, Cindy steps aside.
          Matrix leans into the car, grabs the passenger seat,
          YANKS it out and places it on the ground at Cindy's
          feet.
          Cindy, mouth gaping open, looks at the passenger seat
          now at her feet.

                         I'LLTR IX
          Get in.
          Cindy automatically starts to get in the car.
          Cont.

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                         X

                         91 CONTRL

                         MATRIX
          You forgot your keys.

                         €
          He puts her car keys in her hand.
          She crawls across where the passenger seat had been
          and sits in the driver's seat. Matrix sits on the floor
          where the passenger seat had been and closes the
          passenger door.

                         MATRIX
          Just do what I tell you and
          I'll let you go.

                         CINDY
          I've got to give Karate, junitsu,
          judo, and kung-fu lessons to my
          students at seven-thirty.

                         MATRIX
          You're not gonna make it.
          She starts the car.
          Sully drives by them in his Porsche Targa.

                         MATRIX
          Follow him.

                         CINDY
          I knew you were going to say that.
          She pops the clutch too fast, the tires SQUEAL and
          Matrix is SLAMMED back against the car floor.

                         CUT TO:

          EXT. AIRPORT GARAGE - DAY 92

          Sully drives out of the airport garage and enters the
          flow of traffic. After a beat, the Sunbeam LURCHES
          out of the garage and begins to follow Sully.

          INT. SUNBEAM - DAY 93

          In the Sunbeam, Matrix checks his watch. It reads
          10:32:00. Cindy concentrates on following Sully's
          Porsche up ahead.

                         CINDY
          Don't get offended by this question,
          but...

                         (PAUSES)

                         €
          Are you going to kill me or something?
          Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "COMMANDO" - 4/29/85 28

                          X
           93 Cont.

                         MATRIX
          No.

                         CINDY
          Good.

                         CUT TO:

          INT. PORSCHE - DAY 94

          Sully drives his Porsche at medium speed along
          Century Blvd. He goes through as it starts to turn red.

          INT. SUNBEAM - DAY 94-A

          Cindy eases her foot from the accelerator as she
          prepares to stop for the light.

          CLOSE SHOT 94-B
          Matrix puts his foot on top of hers and PUSHES DOWN
          on the accelerator.

          EXT. SUNBEAM - DAY 94-C

          The Sunbeam RUNS through the red light.

                         €

                         CUT TO:

          EXT. FREEWAY - SULLY - DUSK 95

          As dusk approaches, Sully drives along the freeway,
          occasionally glancing into his rearview mirror.

          EXT. FREEWAY - MATRIX - DUSK 95-A

          Cindy and Matrix continue in the Sunbeam, keeping a
          distance between themselves and Sully.

                         CUT TO:

          INT. SUNBEAM - DUSK 96

          Cindy is still at the wheel. Outside the car, dusk is
          approaching.

                         CINDY
          Can I ask you what this is all
          about?

                         MATRIX
          Somebody wants to kill my daughter

                         €
          and me.
          Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "COMMANDO" - 4/29'/85 28-A

                         X
          96 Cont.

                         CINDY
          I don't know your daughter, but
          • I've known you for only ten minutes
          and I want to kill you, too.

          EXT. GALLERIA - DUSK 97

          As dusk approaches, Sully drives his Porsche into the
          Galleria. Cindy pulls her Sunbeam in two cars behind
          him.

          INT. GALLERIA PARKING GARAGE - NIGHT 98

          Sully parks his car, gets out carrying a briefcase,
          goes to the glass elevator, stares at TWO PRETTY VALLEY
          GIRLS, takes his dark glasses off and joins them in
          the elevator.

          MATRIX AND CINDY 99
          Matrix and Cindy are sitting in her car watching Sully.
          As soon as the elevator disappears, Matrix grabs
          Cindy's keys from the ignition and takes her arm.

                         MATRIX
          Out.
          1�1 Cont.

                         0

                         

                         

                         

                         

          REVISED - "COMMANDO" - 4/23/85 29
           99 Cont.
          She opens her door, Matrix slides next to her_.and they
          and they exit from her car. He moves her quickly
          toward the elevator.

                         CINDY
          If you're in a hurry, don't
          let me hold you up...
          The elevator returns and they get in.

          INT. GALLERIA - NIGHT 100

          The Galleria interiors runs around the perimeter
          of a three-story open vaulted area. In addition
          to the glass elevator, several tiered steps and
          banks of escalators run up and down the levels.
          Lots of decorative banners in hot colors decorate
          the open area. The top level is particularly active...
          restaurants, bars, video parlor, movie theatre. It's
          the hub of valley nightlife, lots of shoppers and
          kids just hanging out.
          Matrix and Cindy exit from the elevator onto the
          top level next to the wide-open vaulted space.
          Matrix immediately searches with his eyes for Sully.
          She takes a quick step to get away, but Matrix
          immediately GRABS her arm and PULLS her back toward
          him so they are now nose to nose. He motions to
          the other side of the top level and we SEE Sully
          walking.

                         MATRIX X
          (whispered, anxious)
          My daughter's been kidnapped and
          he's my only chance of finding
          her! If he sees me or I lose him,
          they'll kill her. I need you to
          follow him; if I get too close,
          he'll run.
          Cindy looks back at Matrix in shock.

                         MATRIX
          (pleading, desperate)
          Please help me, you're my only X
          chance! She's got less than
          ten hours left.
          Cindy doesn't know what to say. Matrix, still holding
          her arm, SHAKES her in desperation.
          Cont.

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          REVISED - "COMMANDO" - 4/23/85 29-A
           100 Cont.

                         MATRIX
          (whispered, desperate)

          DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND!! THEY'LL X

          KILL HER!! HELP ME!!
          Cindy looks at Matrix, glances toward Sully, then
          looks back at Matrix.

                         CINDY
          Okay, okay. X

                         X
          Matrix lets her arm go and she rubs it gingerly.

                         CINDY
          Take it easy, all right.
          She continues to look at the pleading Matrix, then
          she turns and hesitantly begins walking toward Sully.
          Sully walks by a video game parlor, ogles some girls,
          checks his watch, then heads for the bar on this level.

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          100 Cont.
          Cindy walks around the open space, following Sully.
          She glances back tentatively at Matrix, then she keeps
          going.
          Matrix moves in the other direction around the open
          space, all the while watching Sully and Cindy.

                         BAR 101
          New Wave music PLAYS as valley gals and sharp dudes
          dance and mingle about. Sully can dig this scene --
          he puts his dark glasses back on. He sits at a
          table, puts the briefcase next to his leg and orders
          a drink.
          A LATIN MAN wearing a leisure suit, looking completely
          out of place in a joint like this, enters the bar, and
          stares at a girl with purple hair.
          He continues into the bar, catches Sully's eye and
          sits down at the table with him. He reaches under the
          table and slides the briefcase away from Sully until
          its next to himself, then hands Sully, still under the
          table, a bunch of passports.

                         OPEN SPACE 102
          Cindy approaches the bar, hesitates, then looks back
          at Matrix. Across the open space, he nods, urging
          her forward. She hesitantly moves forward.

                         103

                         BAR
          Cindy enters the bar, then sees a young security guard,
          CATES, coming out of the men's room. She moves around
          a corner so Matrix can't see her and she stops the
          guard.

                         CINDY
          There's a huge guy across the way
          who either honestly needs my help
          or he's an escaped mental fruitcake.
          Take a look...
          Cates moves into the doorway, casually glances at
          Matrix watching the bar, then Cates moves out of
          Matrix's view. He removes the walkie-talkie from
          his belt and speaks into it.

                         CATES
          Biggs, you there?

                         104

                         SECOND LEVEL
          Another security guard, BIGGS, a muscular black kid,
          is flirting with some valley girls and ignoring the
          constant BEEPING of his walkie-talkie.
          Cont.

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          104 Cont.

                         BIGGS
          .This ain't no Mexican shit,
          I'm talkin' Maui wowie.
          Tired of the BEEPING, he picks up his walkie-talkie.

                         BIGGS

                         (IRRITATED)
          What it is, zitface...

                         INTERCUT:

                         105

                         WITH CATES

                         CATES
          There's a guy up here who may be
          a wacko. I don't think I can
          handle him alone.

                         BIGGS
          Cool down, puke breath, I'll be
          right there.
          (smiling to girls)
          Wanna see me kick some ass?

                         CUT TO:

                         MATRIX 106
          Matrix is getting anxious. He looks at his watch.

          9:28:00.

                         BAR 107
          Sully is in conversation with the Latin man, unaware
          of what's going on outside.
          Cindy sneaks a look outside and sees Biggs and his
          two valley girls approaching Matrix.

                         OPEN SPACE 108
          Biggs confidently walks along the top level, the
          girls following. He STOPS abruptly as he sees Matrix,
          his eyes bulge and he retreats into an alcove and pulls
          out his walkie-talkie.

                         BIGGS
          Attention all units! Emergency
          on the theater level! Suspect is
          six-foot-two, brown hair...

                         (PAUSE)
          .and is one gigantic motherfucker?!

                         BAR 109
          Cates and Cindy are still out of Matrix's view.
          Cont.

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         32
          109 Cont.

                         CATES
          You'd better stay here, Miss.
          He exits from the bar and moves toward Matrix. Cindy
          waits, biting her lip, wondering if she's done the
          wrong thing.
          Sully, still talking to the Latin, looks up and finally
          notices Cindy. He moves through the dancers toward her.

                         110

                         MATRIX
          Matrix anxiously glances at his watch, then looks up
          toward the bar. Cindy comes out into the doorway
          where he can see her. She glances behind him, then
          helplessly looks right at him.
          Matrix, noticing her glance behind him, turns around.
          Five security guards are now approaching him.

                         111

                         BAR
          Sully moves toward Cindy. at the doorway. Just as he
          is about to say something to her, he hears a commotion
          and glances outside.

                         112

                         MATRIX
          Matrix turns from the guards to point at Cindy in the
          bar and he suddenly sees Sully approaching her.

                         113

                         BAR
          Sully looks out toward the commotion and suddenly
          sees Matrix. And Matrix is pointing right at him!

                         SULLY
          Jesus Christ...

                         114

                         TOP LEVEL
          Sully runs, bumping off of Cindy, and races out onto
          the top level.
          Matrix, seeing him run, turns back to the guards
          advancing on him and SMASHES the lead guard (Biggs)
          right in the face.
          Biggs is BLASTED backward into the other guards,
          KNOCKING two of them down.
          Matrix sees Sully running and then looks where's he's
          headed.
          A phone booth.

                         CUT TO:

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                         115

          ABRUPT DREAM IMAGE - NIGHT
          Jenny looks up as Bennett stands in front of her. He
          raises a gun and points it at her face.

                         CUT TO:

                         116

          INT. GALLERIA - NIGHT

          Matrix SCREAMS.

                         MATRIX

          NO!!!
          He jumps over the railing, LEAPS across an open chasm,
          DROPS eight feet toward a stairway, then RUSHES upward.
          Sully gets in the phone booth and quickly drops in a
          quarter. In the b.g., Matrix is RACING right toward
          the booth!
          Sully tries to dial as fast as he can. His face starts
          to CONTORT as he sees Matrix getting CLOSER and CLOSER.
          Sully's face is wet with sweat.
          Sully pulls out his gun and FIRES through the windowpane
          at the steadily looming Matrix. He misses. He won't
          get another chance.
          Matrix PICKS UP THE ENTIRE PHONE BOOTH, RIPS it from
          the wall and SMASHES it against the railing.
          People all over the Galleria begin to SCREAM.
          The Latin man dashes out of the bar with his gun drawn.
          Two real Los Angeles POLICE OFFICERS, racing up the
          escalator with their guns drawn, see the Latin.
          Cindy drops to the ground as the Officers aim at him.

                         OFFICER
          Freeze!!
          The Latin SHOOTS away at the Officers, BLASTING one in
          the chest and KNOCKING him rolling and tumbling backwards
          down the escalator.
          The other Officer FIRES AWAY at the Latin, hitting him
          twice. The Latin SLAMS agains the railing, the briefcase
          bursting open.

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                         SHOOTING UP 117
          Thousands of bills come rushing out of the briefcase
          and begin drifting downward.

                         LATIN 118
          The Latin, blood oozing out his stomach and eyes
          drifting in his head, reaches over the railing to grasp
          futilely at the money. He reaches too far.

                         SHOOTING UP 119
          The Latin drops over the third floor railing, falling
          right through the drifting bills and CRASHES to the
          floor.

          MATRIX AND SULLY 120
          Matrix tries to force open the broken phone booth door
          to get at Sully, but the bloodied Sully crawls out the
          other way through a broken window pane, hangs from the
          railing and drops to the stairwell below.
          People continue to SCREAM and hug the floor.
          Sully turns around and BLASTS a shot at Matrix above.
          It misses.
          He RACES down the stairwell, stepping on the huddled
          bodies.
          A security guard RUSHES him and Sully BLASTS him dead.
          Matrix, running along the third level, sees Sully jump
          off the stairwell and get into a glass elevator. It
          starts to descend.
          Matrix looks desperately around, looks at one of the
          giant decorative banners spanning the ceiling, jumps
          onto the railing and tears loose the banner's end.
          The LAPD cop kneels and aims his gun at Matrix and
          prepared to fire.
          Cindy is running right at the cop.

                         CINDY
          Don't! d!
          Matrix JUMPS, hanging onto the banner.
          Cindy KNOCKS the cop's aim away. The gun FIRES,
          missing Matrix.
          Cont.

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                         35
          120 Cont.

                         I
          Matrix swings down to the lower level and CRASHES RIGHT
          THROUGH THE GLASS into the elevator with Sully.
          The cop comes up from the ground and looks at Cindy.
          She looks back at him uncertainly. He starts to bring
          the gun toward her and she moves quickly to a door
          marked "Stairwell" and disappears.

          INT. ELEVATOR - NIGHT 121

          Matrix and Sully are both lying bloodied and dazed in
          the elevator. It descends silently, the two men lying
          in the broken glass.

          INT. GALLERIA PARKING GARAGE - NIGHT 122

          The elevator reaches the parking garage and the doors
          open. Sully crawls out and dazedly begins to trot toward
          his car. Seconds behind him, Matrix stumbles and chases
          him.

                         CUT TO:

          EXT. GALLERIA - NIGHT 123

          Cindy races out of a door and comes out onto Sepulveda.
          A cop down the block points at her. She looks around
          desperately trying to figure out what to do.

                         CUT TO:

          INT. GALLERIA PARKING GARAGE - NIGHT 124

          Sully, in his Corvette, burns rubber, CRASHES through
          the wooden parking arm and heads out onto Sepulveda.
          Matrix, in Cindy's Sunbeam, is right on Sully's heels.

          EXT. GALLERIA PARKING LOT - NIGHT 125

          Sully SHOOTS WILDLY out onto Sepulveda, BLASTING his
          horn as he swerves into the wrong lane.
          Cindy watches him zoom by. She looks down the block.
          Now the cop is RUNNING toward her.
          Matrix RIPS out onto Sepulveda. Cindy races out onto
          the street, her hands held up to stop him.

                         CINDY

          WAIT!!!
          Cont.

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           125 Cont.
          Matrix hits the brakes, almost hitting her as the car
          SKIDS out of control to the side. She runs toward it.
          Matrix puts the car back in gear, floors it and Cindy
          dives into the car as it starts to RACE by.

          EXT. SEPULVEDA - NIGHT 126

          Matrix SPEEDS down Sepulveda chasing Sully.

          INT. SUNBEAM - NIGHT 127

          Cindy, on her stomach, moves herself into a sitting
          position. She's now sitting on the floor where
          Matrix ripped out the seat.

                         CINDY X

                         (ANGRY)
          Who in the hell are you??
          Matrix doesn't answer.

                         CINDY

                         (ANGRY) X
          You steal my car, rip the seat out,
          then kidnap me. You make me miss
          my hair appointment. You beg me to
          help you and your daughter, which I
          very kindly do. You get me into a
          shoot-out where people are getting
          killed and blood is spurting out
          all over the place...

          EXT. COLDWATER - NIGHT 128

          Sully comes SPEEDING up Coldwater Canyon. The
          traffic is lighter now and Matrix pushes the
          Sunbeam's engine to the limit to catch him.

          INT. SUNBEAM - NIGHT 129


                         CINDY X
          I watch you rip a phone booth from
          the wall and swing from the ceiling
          like Tarzan...I stop the cops from
          killing you and then they start
          chasing me!!
          Matrix looks at the Corvette, changes gears and
          SPEEDS the Sunbeam faster.

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          EXT. MULHOLLAND - NIGHT 129-A

          Sully pulls onto Mulholland, then looks in the
          mirror. Matrix's headlights are getting closer.
          Sully FLOORS the Corvette, SLIDING around the curves
          along Mulholland.
          Matrix keeps pace.

          INT. SUNBEAM - NIGHT 130


                         CINDY X
          Will you tell me what the hell's
          going on?

                         MATRIX X
          No...
          Sully's Corvette disappears around a curve, Matrix
          cuts the corner TIGHTLY and SUDDENLY a large truck

          COMES RIGHT AT THEM!

                         CINDY
          Look out!!

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           130 Cont.
           Matrix swerves the Sunbeam at the last moment, just
          grazes by the truck, and keeps going.
          Cindy has slid down in her seat and covered her face
          with her hands. She now opens her fingers, peeks
          through, then lowers her hands. She looks at Matrix.

                         CINDY
          How'd you ever get a driver's
          license?

                         MATRIX
          I didn't...

          EXT. MULHOLLAND - NIGHT 131

          He REVS the engine, bringing the car right up behind
          Sully, and RAMS it against the back of Sully's
          Corvette. BAM!
          They swerve around another curve. Matrix brings the
          car up close again. Sully half glances back and
          fires a wild shot.

          BLAM!
          The windshield on the Sunbeam SPLINTERS. Matrix
          floors the car and completely SMASHES it into the back
          of Sully's car. WHAM!
          Sully's car SKIDS off the road, FLIPS a couple times,
          then CRASHES into the inside face of the cliff.
          Matrix and Cindy SKID off the road and CRASH into the X
          inside face of the cliff.

          INT. SUNBEAM - NIGHT 131-A X

          Matrix looks over at Cindy who's reeling from the
          effects of the crash.

                         MATRIX
          You okay?

                         CINDY
          I think I'm dead.

          MATRIX'S P.O.V. 131-B X
          Matrix sees Sully trying to get out of his car.

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          EXT. MULHOLLAND - NIGHT 131-C X

          Gun in hand, Sully crawls dazedly out of the destroyed
          car. Matrix approaches, kicks the gun out of Sully's
          hand and picks the gun up.
          Matrix empties Sully's pockets and finds his wallet
          and a motel key. He picks Sully up, an ankle in each
          hand, so that he's holding Sully upside down. He
          begins walking with him.

                         MATRIX
          Where is she, Sully?

                         SULLY
          Fuck you...
          Matrix is approaching the Sunbeam as Cindy is getting
          out. He swings Sully by the heels and BEATS Sully's
          head against the fender, leaving another dent in the
          already beat-up car.

                         CINDY
          That's my car, Matrix!!
          Matrix continues to carry Sully upside down.

                         MATRIX
          I can't hear you, Sully.

                         SULLY

          FUCK YOU!!

                         MATRIX
          Loyalty is touching, Sully, but
          it's not important in your life
          right now...

          VERY WIDE ANGLE 132
          We SEE Matrix walk right up to the edge of a steep
          drop along Mulholland Drive. He has walked out of
          Cindy's sight. X

                         € MATRIX
          But take gravity...
          He extends his arms and DANGLES Sully upside-down
          over the sharp drop. The Los Angeles Basin is
          spread out below, 180 degrees of twinkling lights.

                         MATRIX
          Gravity is very important in
          your life right now.
          Cont.

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           132 Cont.
          Sully tries to thrash about as the blood rushing to
          his face starts to redden it.
          Matrix lets go with his right arm. Sully's head
          drops a foot, Matrix's left arm drops a little, then
          adjusts to the new weight.

                         SULLY
          Uhhhh...

                         MATRIX
          I have to warn you, Sully...

                         (TAPPING IT)
          This is my weak arm.

                         SULLY

                         (DEFIANT)
          You can't kill me, Matrix. You X
          need me to find your daughter.

                         MATRIX
          Where is she?
          He SHAKES Sully, moving him like a fish on a line.

                         SULLY
          I don't know, but Cooke knows. I
          could take you where I'm supposed
          to meet him.

                         MATRIX
          But you won't.

                         SULLY
          Why not?
          Matrix uses his right hand to take something from
          his pocket and he dangles it in front of Sully.
          It's Sully's motel key.

                         MATRIX
          Because I already know where.
          Fear starts to show in Sully's face for the first time
          as he STARES at the key. He tried to grab at the key, X
          but Matrix pulls it out of his reach.

                         MATRIX
          Remember when I promised to kill
          you last, Sully?
          Cont.

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           132 Cont.l
          Hope flickers in Sully's eyes.

                         SULLY
          Yes, Matrix...

                         MATRIX
          I lied.
          He drops a SCREAMING Sully and Sully CRASHES to the
          rocks below.

          MATRIX AND CINDY 132-A
          Cindy is looking at her sunbeam, which is smashed to
          shit, as Matrix approaches.

                         CINDY
          Now you don't have a car...
          Matrix looks at Sully's car, which is lying on its
          side. He PUSHES INCREDIBLY HARD against it and it
          SLAMS to the ground right side up.

                         MATRIX
          Now I do...

          INT. SULLY'S CAR - NIGHT 132-B X

          They get into Sully's beat-up car and Matrix starts
          the engine and puts the car in gear to drive away.

                         CINDY
          Wait a minute...
          Matrix looks at her.

                         CINDY
          What'd you do with Sully?

                         MATRIX
          I...let him go.
          He FLOORS the accelerator, LEAVES RUBBER and BLASTS
          out of there.

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          EXT. ARIUS'S ISLAND - NIGHT 133

          Waves crash against a rocky shore. Arius' boat settles
          next to a dock and several Latinos (in guerrilla
          fatigues) secure the boat's lines.
          Arius, Bennett and Jenny exit from the boat and walk
          quickly down the dock.

                         134

          EXT. ESTATE - NIGHT

          a large estate.
          A guard patrols the perimeter wall of
          He sees figures approaching and turns on a bright
          searchlight, outlining Arius, Bennett and Jenny as
          they approach the estate.

                         135

          INT. ESTATE - NIGHT

          A second guard admits them into an expensively furnished
          mansion, Bennett goes into a side room to join several
          soldiers.
          Arius and Jenny walk down a marble passageway, passing
          several lavishly decorated rooms.
          Arius stops her in front of a door and unlocks the door.

                         136

                         ROOM
          They enter a room that has been stripped of all
          furnishings, the windows boarded over.
          Arius LOCKS the door again, then looks up and down at
          Jenny. She takes a few hesitant steps backward.
          He gazes at her, then steps out into the hallway and
          CLOSES the door.
          Suddenly, the lights in the room go out, plunging
          Jenny into darkness.
          Jenny moves against a wall, slides to a sitting position
          on the floor and begins to shiver from the cold.

                         CUT TO:

                         136-A X

          EXT. SULLY'S CAR - NIGHT

          Matrix is driving Sully's car, Cindy sitting next to
          him, through the streets of Los Angeles. They are
          moving RAPIDLY.

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          INT. CAR - NIGHT 136-B X


                         MATRIX
          I'm sorry I got you involved
          in this.

                         CINDY
          Then why won't you tell me
          what it's about.
          Matrix reaches into his pocket, pulls out his wallet,
          opens it and hands it to Cindy.

                         MATRIX
          It's about her.
           Cindy looks at a photo tucked into a wallet, clear
           plastic photo insert.

          INSERT - PHOTO 136-C X
          It's a color photo of Jenny.

          TWO SHOT 136-D X

                         CINDY
          Is she the one that was
          kidnapped?
          Matrix nods.

                         MATRIX
          Some people are using her
          to force me to do a job.
          If I don't get to her soon,
          they'll kill her.

                         CINDY
          Did you do the job?

                         MATRIX
          No. I knew they'd kill
          her even if I did it. The
          only chance she has is if
          I get to her before they
          know what I'm doing.
          Cindy looks at the photo.

                         CINDY
          Is her mother --
          Cont.

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           136-D Cont.

                         MATRIX
          She died when Jenny was born.
          I was in Laos when it happened,
          so I came home intending to
          raise her.

                         (PAUSING)
          But on her third birthday I
          was in Lebanon. When she went
          to grade school, I was in Angola.
          When she had the measles, I was
          in Pakistan. And now she's
          been kidnapped because of me.

                         CINDY
          Why were you always travelling?

                         MATRIX
          I was on special assignment.

                         CINDY
          You mean like in the Army or
          something?

                         MATRIX
          Or something.

                         CINDY
          What did you do?

                         MATRIX
          Things you don't want to
          know about. Things I
          sometimes wish I didn't
          know about.
          He looks over at Cindy, then looks away.

                         MATRIX
          That part of my life is over
          with. All that matters
          to me now is Jenny.

           EXT. MOTEL PARKING LOT - NIGHT 137 X

           Matrix drives the car into a parking lot in front of
           a motel and parks.

          INT. CAR - NIGHT 138 X

          Matrix looks out the window toward the motel.
          Then Matrix looks down at his watch.

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          INSERT - WATCH 139 X
          05:00 remains. It changes to 04:59:59 as we WATCH.

          EXT. CAR - NIGHT 139-A X

          Matrix gets out of the car, closes the door and starts
          to move across the parking lot. He stops as he notices
          Cindy getting out of the car, too.

                         MATRIX
          What're you doing?

                         CINDY
          Helping you get her back.
          She closes the door and joins him. He looks at her for
          a beat, then they move toward the motel.

          EXT. MOTEL ROOM - NIGHT 140 X

          They quietly and cautiously approach one of the motel
          rooms. The drapes are closed.
          Cindy stays a few feet back as Matrix, gun drawn,
          slowly EASES Sully's motel key into the door lock, then
          QUICKLY OPENS the door.

          INT. MOTEL ROOM - NIGHT 141

          Matrix, gun out in front, BURSTS into the room.
          No one's there.
          Cindy nervously peeks her head into the room, sees it's
          okay, joins Matrix inside, closes the door and locks
          the chain. They look around the room.
          Sully's suitcase is spilled open on one of the beds.
          Beer cans and fast food containers lay open and
          the bureau drawers are ajar.
          Matrix goes to the suitcase and searches through it.
          Cindy checks out the bureau drawers.
          Matrix finds nothing in the suitcase. He looks under
          the bed, then moves to the closet and looks inside.
          It's empty.
          There is a SUDDEN LOUD KNOCKING at the front door.
          Matrix and Cindy IMMEDIATELY LOOK AT EACH OTHER AND

          FREEZE.
          Cont.

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           141 Cont.
          Then Matrix quietly moves to her.

                         MATRIX
          (whispers, urgent)
          It's Cooke. Let him in...
          Matrix moves into the bathroom and turns on the shower.
          Cindy tears the covers off the bed, musses up her
          hair and unbuttons her blouse to show some cleavage.
          Matrix and Cindy edge up to the door and Matrix flattens
          himself aginst the wall close to the door.
          Cont.

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          141 Cont.
          He nods to Cindy and she opens the door a crack so the
          chain is still locking the door. Cooke, standing,
          outside, looks through the crack at her.

                         COOKE

                         (ALERT)
          Where's Sully?

                         CINDY
          He's in the shower.
          Cooke listens a beat to the running shower.

                         R

                         COOKE
          Who're you?
          Cindy looks him up and down, then slouches toward the
          crack so her breasts push at her blouse. She smiles.

                         CINDY
          Room service...
          Cooke looks back through the door at her. Matrix, at
          the inside edge of the door,is holding_his gun,
          ready to fire. Matrix can only see Cindy.

                         COOKE
          Open the door.
          Cindy unlocks the chain and opens the door.

                         COOKE
          Move out of the way.
          Cindy moves away from the door. Matrix tenses, ready
          to attack. Cooke looks into the room at the rumpled
          bed, suitcase and fast food containers.
          The shower SOUNDS continue to echo from the bathroom.
          Cooke cautiously enters the doorway. WHAM!
          Matrix SLAMS the gun against the brawny Cooke's head.
          Cooke crashes back against the wall, but doesn't go
          down. He grabs Matrix's gun hand by the wrist and
          the two of them STRUGGLE for the gun.
          BLAM! BLAM! The gun FIRES into the ceiling as they
          wrestle around the room. They BREAK a table and CRASH
          into a chest of drawers.
          Cont.

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          141 Cont.I

                         I
          Cindy moves to help Matrix. BLAM! The gun FIRES again,
          SHATTERING the lamp near Cindy, making her duck for
          cover.
          Cooke slowly FORCES the gun toward Matrix's face. The
          barrel gets CLOSER... CLOSER... then almost points right
          at Matrix.
          With a sudden SURGE of power, Matrix lifts Cooke off
          the ground, pushes him toward the wall and the two of
          them CRASH RIGHT THROUGH THE DOOR into the adjoining
          room.

                         142

                         ADJOINING ROOM
          A twenty-year-old couple in bed look up in shock as
          Matrix and Cooke bounce off their bed and SLAM against
          the wall.
          BLAM! The gun FIRES, SHATTERING the mirror above the
          young couple and they SCRAMBLE to safety on the floor
          on the other side of the bed.
          Matrix and Cooke come off the wall and SLAM onto the
          floor, the gun coming out of Matrix's hand. Cooke
          picks it up before Matrix can reach it.
          Cooke points the gun right at Matrix's face, pulls back
          the trigger, then smiles.

                         COOKE
          Fuck you, asshole.
          He pulls the trigger. CLICK. No more bullets in the
          bun. The blood drains from Cooke's face.
          Matrix looks at him.

                         MATRIX
          Fuck you, asshole...
          He BLASTS Cooke in the jaw and Cooke goes backward
          through the broken door and falls to the floor.

                         143

                         ORIGINAL ROOM
          Matrix races back through the broken door, starts toward
          Cooke, then stops cold. Cooke has fallen on the broken,
          sharp table leg and the leg goes into his back and
          comes out of his chest.
          Cont.

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          143 Cont.
          Matrix bends down to the barely alive Cooke.

                         MATRIX
          Where is she, Cooke?
          Cooke looks blankly back at him.

                         MATRIX
          Cooke... Cooke!!
          Cooke's eyes go cold and still. He's dead. Cindy
          approaches and swallows as she looks down at his body,
          the stake coming out of his chest.
          Matrix starts emptying Cooke's pockets. There's a wallet
          containing only cash. Matrix tosses it to the floor.
          He brings out a lighter and a package of cigarettes,
          examines the lighter, then tosses both objects to the
          floor.
          He pulls out two keys on a key chain. They're car keys.
          Matrix leaps to his feet.

                         MATRIX
          Come on!

          EXT. MOTEL PARKING LOT - NIGHT 144

          Matrix and Cindy exit from the room and go out to the
          parking lot. Matrix looks at the six cars parked there,
          then he breaks a key off the chain and hands it to Cindy.

                         MATRIX

                         (URGENT)
          Try the trunks.
          They split up. Matrix tries the car door key into a
          Pontiac. It won't open. Cindy goes to the trunk of
          a Honda. It won't open.
          Matrix races to a Ford. The door won't open. Cindy
          races to a Cadillac. She opens the trunk!
          Matrix races over to her and looks into the trunk. It's
          empty. He uses the door key and opens the Cadillac's
          door.

          INT. CADILLAC - NIGHT 145

          Matrix looks desperately around the inside of the
          Cadillac. Nothing. He opens the glove compartment
          and looks inside. Nothing.
          Cont.

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          145 Cont.
          He starts to come out of the car, then suddenly stops.
          He sees the edge of a piece of paper protruding from
          the pocket along the inside of the car door.
          He pulls the paper out and looks at it.

          INSERT - PAPER 146
           It's an invoice from "Coastal Fuel, 110 Hermosa St.,
           Long Beach, California, 90802" to "Patria Enterprises,
          50 Redonda St., San Pedro, California, 90733."

          EXT. CADILLAC - NIGHT 147

          Matrix comes out of the car with the invoice and Cindy
          looks at it.

                         MATRIX
          Make any sense to you?

                         CINDY
          Coastal is a fuel depot that
          supplies planes.

                         MATRIX
          For who -- the airlines?

                         CINDY
          No, usually smaller, private
          aircraft.

                         MATRIX
          You sure?

                         CINDY
          I'm getting my pilot's license.
          Coastal is where my instructor
          gets his fuel.

                         MATRIX
          There's a lot of warehouses
          around Redondo Street. Arius
          must be keeping a plane there.
          Matrix closes the car door and pockets the invoice.

                         MATRIX
          Let's go.

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                         148

          INT. WAREHOUSE - NIGHT

          Thirty guerilla soldiers are working in the same
          warehouse that Arius and Bennett had walked through
          earlier. Trucks, tanks, jeeps, bazookas, machine guns,
          mortars, etc. are spread around the darkened room.

                         149

          EXT. WAREHOUSE - NIGHT

          Matrix removes a ground level, wire mesh grille from
          the warehouse's outside wall, then he crawls through
          and Cindy replaces the grille.

          INT. WAREHOUSE - NIGHT 150

          Matrix crawls along the warehouse floor in the darkened
          room. He goes under a jeep, then pauses to survey the
          room.

                         151

          MATRIX'S P.O.V.
          The soldiers move weapons, metal containers and wooden
          crates from the trucks to the jeeps. A soldier's feet
          walk right in front of Matrix, the soldier unloads a
          crate onto the jeep above Matrix, then the feet move
          away.

                         152

                         MATRIX
          Matrix crawls away from the jeeps, moves low through
          the shadows, goes into a corridor and sees a door ajar.

                         153

          MATRIX'S P.O.V.
          A soldier, Vega, is looking at some charts on a table.

                         154

                         CORRIDOR
          Matrix pushes open the door slightly to see into the
          rest of the room. As the door moves, it CREAKS on
          its hinge.

                         155

                         ROOM
          Vega looks up from the charts and sees the door is open
          more then it was. He pauses, then starts walking toward
          the door.

                         156

                         CORRIDOR
          Matrix starts to move away from the door, then stops.
          He hears FOOTSTEPS and CONVERSATION approaching the
          other end of the corridor. He's trapped!

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                         ROOM 157
          Vega is two feet away from the inside of the door.

                         CORRIDOR 158
          Matrix desperately grabs the door handle and pushes
          the door forward.

                         ROOM 159
          Matrix SLAMS his fist into Vega's stomach, then quickly
          MOVES into the room, puts a choke hold around Vega
          with his left arm, then carefully closes the door with
          his right.
          As soon as the door closes, the FOOTSTEPS and
          CONVERSATION pass right by the door outside in the
          corridor.
          Matrix pulls Vega toward the back of the room, SMASHES
          his Adam's apple, opens a closet,,drops the dead Vega
          inside, then closes the door.
          He moves to the door leading outside the warehouse,
          opens it and Cindy enters. They begin to whisper.

                         MATRIX
          I saw all the equipment,
          but there's no plane.

                         CINDY
          What about your daughter?
          Matrix shakes his head.

                         MATRIX
          Arius and Bennett aren't
          here. She's wherever
          they are.
          Matrix looks at Cindy in desperation for a beat, then
          they begin to look around the room.
          The room is designed as the aircraft control room. There
          are aerial charts on the tables and the walls. There are
          photos of several military planes and a civilian
          amphibious plane. There are copies of weather reports
          situated around the room and there is a VHF radio.

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                         160

                         COORDINATES
          Matrix notes a set of military map coordinates
          penciled onto the side of a chart. They read,
          8734-5245; 8142-5938; 7565-5474. A "Scale line" is
          drawn under the coordinates.

                         161

                         MATRIX
          He studies the coordinates, then picks up a drafting
          compass and pen. He puts three dots, which
          corresponds to the three sets of coordinates onto a
          coasted chart of Southern California.

                         162

                         CINDY
          Cindy is studying the photos of the aircraft.

                         163

                         CHART
          Matrix sets the width of the legs of the drafting
          compass, then puts the point of one of the compass legs
          onto one of the three dots and draws a circle.

                         164

          MATRIX AND CINDY
          FOOTSTEPS and CONVERSATION approach the door. Matrix
          stops drawing and freezes. Cindy looks toward the
          door. The FOOTSTEPS reach the door, then continue
          right by it.

                         165

                         MATRIX
          Matrix uses the compass to draw a second circle.

                         166

                         CHART
          CLOSEUP of the pen as it finishes a third circle, the
          three circles now intersecting right over a small
          island 200 miles west of Los Angeles.

                         167

          MATRIX AND CINDY
          Matrix looks at the island, then shows the chart to
          Cindy.

                         MATRIX
          Something's going on out
          there.
          Cindy looks at the chart, then back at the photos of
          the aircraft on the wall.
          Cont.

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          167 Cont.

                         CINDY
          One of these plane's an
          amphibian. Maybe they're
          using it to fly there.
          Matrix comes over and looks at the photo of the
          amphibian.

                         CINDY
          Let me see that invoice.
          Matrix takes it out of his pocket, shows it to her
          and she studies it.

          INSERT - INVOICE 168
          She sees, "250 gallons of Type 4 aircraft fuel."

                         TWO SHOT 169
           Matrix and Cindy glance at each other as FOOTSTEPS go
          by outside.
          They continue to whisper.

                         CINDY
          Type four fuel is amphibian
          and two hundred fifty gallons
          is what it would take to
          fly that plane to the island
          and back.

                         MATRIX
          But it's not here. I
          saw everything they've
          got.
          Cindy glances at the invoice, then looks up at
          Matrix.

                         CINDY
          It was refueled at pump station
          thirty-two, Pacific Pier.
          That's San Pedro.

                         MATRIX
          How long's it take to fly
          out to the island?
          Cont.

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           169 Cont.

                          CINDY
           About two hours.
           Matrix looks at his watch.

          INSERT - WATCH 170
          The watch reads 02:56:15 and counting down.

                         CORRIDOR 171
          Two soldiers, ROBERTO and Juan, come down the corridor
          They pass the room Matrix is in, then Roberto stops.

                         ROBERTO
          Momento...
          He comes back right toward Matrix's door.
          He turns the door handle.

                         ROOM 172
          He goes into the room!
          Matrix and Cindy are flat against the wall, hiding
          behind the door, inches from Roberto.

                         ROBERTO
          Vega?
          He looks around for a beat, then turns and leaves the
          room, closing the door.

                         CUT TO:

          EXT. WAREHOUSE - NIGHT 173

          Matrix (carrying the chart) and Cindy move away from
          the warehouse and approach Sully's car.

                         CINDY
          Are we going to the plane?

                         MATRIX
          Not yet.
          She looks bewilderedly at him.

                         CINDY
          Where are we going?

                         MATRIX
          Shopping.

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          EXT. CAR - NIGHT 174

          Matrix and Cindy are in Sully's car SPEEDING along a
          street.

          INT. CAR - NIGHT 175

          Matrix is driving, his face HARD. Cindy glances over
          at him.

                         CUT TO:

          EXT. GUNS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT STORE - NIGHT 176

          Matrix and Cindy slowly drive by the front of a "Guns
          and Survival Equipment" store. It is heavily barricaded
          with a thick steel grille.
          They pass some street construction equipment
          (steamroller, caterpillar, forklift, flashing warning
          signs, etc.), and drive to the rear of the store.
          There's a heavy concrete wall with no windows.

                         CINDY
          How do you get in?
          Matrix JERKS the car into reverse and RACES the car
          backwards around another building until the car is
          o. s.

                         CUT TO:

          INT. GUNS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT STORE - NIGHT 177

          The camera is in the store shooting out through
          the steel grille. We hear a RUMBLING NOISE and then
          we SEE IT.
          Matrix is atop a steamroller that is ROLLING right AT

          THE CAMERA.
          The steamroller CRASHES into the front of the store
          and the GLASS SHATTERS INWARD and the steel grille
          BUCKLES AND CRACKS APART under the roller.
          Matrix jumps off the steamroller as the alarm starts to

          CLANG.
          He takes a shopping cart (like in Safeway) and starts
          working the aisles.
          Cont.

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          177 Cont.
          Along the first aisle, he grabs a snorkel, mask and
          flippers and tosses them into the cart, then grabs
          a deflated and compressed rubber raft and paddle and
          tosses them in, too.
          He takes the cart and SHOVES it down the aisle, the
          cart coming to a rolling crash among the debris at
          the front of the store. Cindy takes the cart and
          quickly rolls it out of the store.
          Matrix moves to the next aisle, takes another
          shopping cart and moves down the aisle. He grabs
          O.D. fatigue pants, an assault-extraction survival
          vest, a camouflage sweater, black survival boots,
          and combat knives.
          He gives the cart a shove and it rolls crazily down
          the aisle into the debris. Cindy quickly rolls the
          cart outside.
          Matrix moves to the counter and starts feverisl-rly
          moving his hands along the underside looking for
          something.

                         MATRIX
          Come on, come on...
          He suddenly feels the hidden button and presses it.
          Behind him, a wall containing innocuous sporting
          equipment slides to the side, revealing a hidden
          room. Matrix pushes a cart into the room. The
          store alarm continues to CLANG.

                         HIDDEN ROOM 178
          This room is loaded with every kind of illegal weapon
          imaginable.
          It's an AWESOME sight.
          Matrix garbs an Israeli Desert Eagle (Monster 44
          automatic handgun), a 9mm. submachine gun, a 12 gauge
          assault shotgun with folding stock, a Steyr 223
          assault rifle, a LAW rocket launcher, grenades,
          dynamite and fuse, bandoliers with ammo and loads
          everything into the cart.

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                         STORE 179
          He wheels the cart out of the hidden room, moves down
          the aisle with it, then carefully pushes it so it
          rolls by itself the rest of the way to Cindy.

                         MATRIX
          Get the car.
          Cindy catches the cart, glances inside and her

          EYES BULGE.
          She wheels the cart away.

                         HIDDEN ROOM 180
          Matrix reenters the hidden room, sees if he's missing
          anything, is satisfied and leaves the room.

                         STORE 181
          Matrix passes by the counter and SUDDENLY A COP comes
          out from behind the aisle with his shotgun pointed
          right at Matrix's head. He COCKS the trigger.

                         COP

          FREEZE!!
          Matrix quickly looks toward the other direction to
          flee. A SECOND COP is at the end of the other aisle
          with his shotgun also pointed at Matrix's head.
          He COCKS the trigger.
          Trapped!

                         CUT TO:

          EXT.PADDY WAGON - NIGHT 182

          The police paddy wagon drives through the night.

          INT.PADDY WAGON - NIGHT 183

          Matrix is standing in the back of the paddy wagon,
          his face up against the small, wire mesh "window"
          that leads to the front seat where the two cops
          that arrested him, DARYL and FRED, are sitting.

                         MATRIX

                         (URGENT)
          If you'll call Kirby, he'll
          tell you!!

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                         COPS 184
           Daryl looks over at Fred and rolls his eyes. Fred,
          who's driving, smiles.

          BACK OF WAGON 185
           Matrix gives up, leans exhaustedly against the
           paddy wagon wall, and looks at his watch.

          INSERT - WATCH 186
          The watch reads 02:23:02 and counting.

                         MATRIX 187
          Matrix LOOKS HOPELESSLY at his watch.

          EXT. STREET - NIGHT 188

          The paddy wagon pulls up to a red light. To the side,
          Cindy ENTERS THE FRAME and drives the car up next to
          the wagon.
          The two cops glance over at her. Cindy smiles and
          winks at them.

          INT. WAGON - NIGHT 189

          Daryl glances over at Fred.

                         DARYL
          Hooker, not bad...
          The light turns green and Fred drives the wagon through
          the light.
          The wagon pulls ahead and Daryl looks into the outside,
          right rearview mirror.

          EXT. STREET - MEDIUM SHOT OF CINDY - NIGHT 190

          Her car remains stationary at the light. She is
          standing next to the car waving to Daryl.

          INT. WAGON - NIGHT 191

          Daryl looks over at Fred.

                         DARYL
          I think she wants to give us
          something.
          Daryl looks back toward the rearview mirror.

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          EXT. STREET - NIGHT 192

          A CLOSE SHOT of Cindy SHOWS her now with the LAW
          rocket launcher on her shoulder pointed at the
          paddy wagon.
          She pulls the trigger. BOOM!!
          A rocket SHOOTS out of the rear of the launcher and
          COMPLETELY DESTROYS a bus stop kiosk.

                         CINDY
          Uh-oh...

          INT. WAGON - NIGHT 193

          Daryl is staring incredulously into the rearview mirror.

                         MATRIX 194
          Matrix, listening to the continuing explosion, reacts.

          EXT. STREET - NIGHT 195

          Cindy now has the launcher pointed correctly, and fires
          at the back tires of the wagon. BOOM!!
          The road underneath the back of the wagon EXPLODES and
          the back of the wagon is KNOCKED UPWARDS and the wagon
          CRASHES to its side and SKIDS along the road.
          The wagon slows and stops, the smoke clears and we SEE
          a giant hole along the back and bottom of the wagon.
          Matrix dazedly exits from the wagon, Cindy SCREECHES up
          in the car, Matrix dives in the back and she RACES AWAY.

          INT. WAGON - NIGHT 196

          Daryl and Fred, dazed but unhurt are trying to get out
          of the wagon.

          INT. CAR - NIGHT 197

          Cindy and Matrix are speeding off into the night.

                         MATRIX
          Where'd you learn to do that?

                         CINDY
          High' School.

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          EXT. ARIUS' ESTATE - NIGHT 198

          Two heavily armed GUARDS patrol the perimeter wall of
          Arius' estate.

          INT. ARIUS' ESTATE - NIGHT 199

          Arius and Bennett are in the living room surrounded
          by ten guerrillas. They are looking at a map of
          Val Verde.

          INSERT - MAP 199-A
          The border of the country has arrows drawn at different
          areas showing where the guerrillas will enter the
          country.

          FAVORING ARIUS AND BENNETT 200

                         ARIUS
          How soon does Matrix arrive
          in Val Verde?
          Bennett glances at his watch.

                         BENNETT
          Just over two hours.

                         ARIUS
          Let me know as soon as he
          lands.

                         (PAUSING)
          You think he's going to
          give us any problems?

                         BENNETT
          He'll do anything we tell
          him as long as he thinks
          he'll get his daughter back.

                         ARIUS
          'I wonder if he knows
          he's never going to get
          her back.
          Arius and Bennett look at each other.

                         ROOM 201
          Jenny moves to the door of her darkened room and tries
          the door handle.
          Cont.

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          201 Cont.
          It's tightly locked.
          She moves to a window and pulls at the boards over it.
          They don't move.
          She sits back down on the floor and begins to shiver.

                         CUT TO:

                         202

          EXT. CAR - NIGHT

          Cindy and Matrix are in the car driving near the water
          in San Pedro.

                         203

          INT. CAR - NIGHT

          Cindy is at the wheel, Matrix in the passenger seat.
          Cindy approaches a red light.

                         MATRIX
          Don't stop.
          She drives through the light, takes a sharp left and
          begins driving on a street along the water.

                         204

          THEIR P.O.V.
          A police car, light FLASHING, turns onto the street up
          ahead, and begins RACING directly toward them.

                         205

          MATRIX AND CINDY
          Cindy glances at Matrix; he's watching the police car.
          The police car gets CLOSER and CLOSER to them as they
          continue to watch, then the police SPEED right past
          them, and FADE AWAY behind them.
          Cindy exhales her breath and glances at Matrix. He
          watches as the police disappear, then he turns and
          stares straight ahead.

                         CUT TO:

          EXT. PIER - NIGHT 206

          TIGHT ON an old, beat-up Grauman Goose seaplane, then we
          PULL BACK TO REVEAL Cindy and Matrix parked near it.
          Cont.

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          206 Cont.
          They are at a deserted pier in San Pedro. Matrix looks
          at a lighted shack nearby.

                         L'

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          INT. SHACK - NIGHT 207

          A guerrilla GUARD is in the small shack reading an
          aircraft manual.
          His feet are on the edge of the desk and he casually
          pushes his chair to tilt backwards.
          Matrix silently enters the shack and looks around.
          The guard's back is to Matrix.

          GUARD AND MATRIX 208
          The guard is TILTING his chair back and forth; Matrix
          is standing right behind him.
          The guard tilts his chair backward, Matrix circles
          his forearm around the man's neck and SLAMS him
          backward OUT OF FRAME to the floor.
          With his left hand, Matrix takes a ring of keys off of
          the wall.

                         CUT TO:

          EXT. GRAUMAN GOOSE - NIGHT 209

          Cindy, the inflatable raft at her feet, is waiting at
          the plane as Matrix, carrying two duffel bags of
          equipment, approaches her. She takes the key ring
          from him, opens the door of the plane and Matrix
          begins to load the duffel bags inside.

          INT. GRAUMAN GOOSE - NIGHT 210

          Cindy sits in the pilot's seat and stares at the
          controls as Matrix gets in the passenger seat.

                         MATRIX
          What's wrong?

                         CINDY
          This isn't a plane... it's a
          canoe with wings.

                         MATRIX
          Start paddling.
          Cant.

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          210 Cont.
          She plays with some controls and an engine starts to
          TURN OVER. She tries the other engine. It COUGHS
          and dies.
          She tries the engine again. It starts to turn over,
          then COUGHS and dies again.

                         MATRIX
          Come on, you piece of
          shit!
          He SLAMS his hand onto the control panel.

          EXT. PLANE - NIGHT 211

          The engine STARTS UP!

          INT COCKPIT - NIGHT 212

                         MATRIX
          Works every time...
          Cindy REVS the engines and starts to move the
          plane.

          EXT. DOCK AREA - NIGHT 213

          A second guerrilla GUARD is RACING his jeep toward
          the plane. He FIRES with a pistol.

          EXT. PLANE - NIGHT 214

          BLAM! BLAM! Bullets BLAST holes into the side of
          the plane.

          INT. COCKPIT - NIGHT - 215

          BLAM! BLAM! Bullets SMASH into the cockpit near
          Matrix and Cindy.
          Matrix lifts his submachine gun and FIRES it. BOOM

          BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM!

           EXT. DOCK AREA - NIGHT 216

          The guard gets 4 bullets BLASTING into his chest, the
          jeep goes out of control and the jeep and guard go off
          the dock and CRASH into the water.

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          INT. COCKPIT - PLANE 217

          Cindy is RACING the amphibian across the water. They
          get CLOSER... CLOSER... CLOSER to a group of boats
          moored in the water. Just before they CRASH into them,
          Cindy pulls the seaplane up.

          EXT. PLANE - NIGHT 218

          The pontoons on the seaplane just clear the masts
          on the boats!

          INT. COCKPIT - NIGHT 218-A

          Matrix, looking shaken for the first time, glances
          over at Cindy.

                         MATRIX
          You know what you're doing?

                         CINDY
          Sort of...
          Matrix swallows a little, bit, then turns to look out
          the window. They're on their way!

                         CUT TO:

          EXT. GUNS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT STORE - NIGHT 219

          Police cars with flashing lights surround the front of
          the Guns and Survival Equipment Store. Police officers
          look at the steamroller and the smashed front of the
          store.
          General Kirby moves away from the police and approaches
          a NONCOM DRIVER waiting by a government sedan.

                         DRIVER
          Matrix?
          Kirby nods.

                         KIRBY
          Call the Federal Building. Have
          them monitor every police, aviation
          and marine channel in the area.

                         DRIVER
          What are you expecting?

                         KIRBY
          World War III.

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          INT. GPI,: ",AN GOOSE - NIGHT I:.

          Cindy and Matrix are in the cockpit, the light frog, the
          control panel softly spilling onto their faces. The
          SOUND is the DRONE of the engines.

                         MATRIX
          Why'd you decide to get a
          pilot's license?

                         CINDY
          My father was an Air Force
          pilot. That's why I becarle a
          stewardess. But after a
          while, I got tired of serving
          food' and drinks. I wanted
          to fly the plane myself.

                         (PAUSING)
          I guess what I've really
          wanted all along was to be
          just like h:r:.
          She looks at Ma- !x.
          SUDDENLY the rad,c CRACKLE'--.

                         RADIO VOICE
          Attention, unidentified aircraft.
          CUT Tr-,:
          INT. COAST GUAFo-l CUTTER - NIGHT 222
          A RADAR INTERCEPT OFFICER (with headset and lip mke)
          is looking over the shoulder of a radar OPERATOR at a
          radar scanner.

                         INTERCEPT OFFICER
          This is the Coast Guard Cutter
          ' Mcrgenthal . ' You are f lyinc_ over
          the San Miguel Naval Gunnery Range.
          This is a restricted area.

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                         CINDY
          They shoot the shit out of
          this area all the time. The
          flights out of LAX avoid it
          like the plague.

                         MATRIX
          Can you get under the radar?

                         CINDY
          Not marine radar, but if we
          get close enough to the water,
          the high seas effect might
          camouflage us.

                         MATRIX
          Try it...
          Cindy dives the seaplane downward.

     
          Cindy continues to pilot the seaplane just above the
          water. She reaches down to the back of her knee, feels
          it and grimaces.
          Matrix leans over, moves her hand and looks at what
          caused her to crimace. A nasty looking cut is starting
          to bleed.

                         T':ATRIX
          When'd you get that?
          He reaches into one of his duffel bags and pulls out
          bandages and gauze.

                         CINDY
          The car crash.
          Matrix Wipes her cut and puts the banda:7e dressinc over

                         MATRIX
          That reminds me of what I'm
          buying you as soon as we get
          back.

                         CINDY
          What?
          She expertly wraps the gauze around her leg and ties it.

                         MATRIX
          A new car.

                         CINDY
          With a cassette deck?

                         MATRIX
          With a cassette deck...
          She smiles.

 
          Cindy , watching the fireballs and smoke in the
          distance, picks up her radio mike.

                         CINDY

                         (URGENT)
          Coast Guard, this is whiskey,
          Xray, four, four, eight. Emergency
          priority message for
          General Frederick Kirby...
          COMMANDO!-! say again: COMMANDO!
          Code red at 38 degrees nine minutes
          north; 119 degrees 4 minutes west.
          Cindy lowers the mike and hits the the throttle, moving
          the seaplane along the coast closer to the bathe

                         CUT TO

          EXT. GRASSY PLATEAU - DAY 288

          Three GUERRILLAS jump into a jeep to get to the

                         ACTION

                         MATRIX 289
          Matrix, lying hidden nearby, pulls a pin on a
          grenade and begins to count

                         JEEP 290
          The Guerrillas start to pull away in the jeep as
          Matrix's grenade suddenly lands in the back of the
          jeep. Boom! the jeep EXPLODES

                         TRANSPORT TRUCK 291
          Twelve Guerrillas climb into the back of a
          transport truck and the truck € uic .ly gets underway.

          MATRIX AND TRUCK 292
          matrix runs in front of a pair of large gates that
          lead to the estate.
          QWDUCTION NOTE: These gates are at
          5500 Palos Verde Drive), Matrix quickly studies
          the gates.
          Cont..

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          EXT. ESTATE -- DAY ?-S

          In the rear _rkina area near the k?tc^>en, N;-m-: ix
          goes u; sone y ouutsice s„ec then climbs onto the
          -c..

                         

                         
          The Rose Garden is a long re 4a_ncle with runerou,:s
           self-containe , multi-eha_ e_ th_c}c hEdoes i-. the
          dIe o'f the garden.
          Arius is behind a hedge at one end or the garden and
          Matrix is behind a hedge abo,: t sixty _ f eet away at
          the other end of the garden. There is al sc a
          labyrinth of hedges between, the two men.

                        

                         MATF:IX 3 9
          Matrix watches the bullets BLAST thro•.:ch the heCce
          near him. He crawls to the side, the. rises up an::
          FIRES the automatic handgun at the he,:ce where he
          saw Arius. BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM!

                         ARIL'S 330
          Arius watches the bullets BLAST throuc the hedge
          near him. He starts crawling to the size and then
          crawls, following the hedge, towar6 Matrix. He and
          Matrix are like cat and mouse.

                         MATRIX 331
          Matrix is crawling, following a hedge, toward Arius.
          He cares up to the dear: Guerrilla with the flame
          thr; wer, that Matrix k.:iled in the Rose Garden
          earlier, then Matrix crawls around him.

          Arius peers over the to of a hedge.

          ARILS' F.O.V. 3-,
          he sees what looks l iue movement in a hedge.
          AR I is S
          Arms rises, FIRES his submachine gun at the
          movement, then quickly lowers himself to the g. rc
          He hears somerr: m lines.

          M A TRIX
          Chhhh...
          They are dying sounds.
          Arius cautiously rises, gun pointed at the hedge
          he shot at.

          The hits Arius and he SCREAMS . He runs
          A LAVE some light bushes, umps to the pat_c
          below, then falls down about eight feet away from a
          fountain and pool Of water.
          He crawls slowly toward the water, stretches his
          hand out, then. BURNS to death, his outstretched hand
          only six inches away from the fountain.
                       

                         

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          INT. ESTATE - DAY 341

          With the automatic handgun in his hand, Matrix enters
          the estate.

                         GARDEN ROOM 342
          He moves silently through the garden room, looking at
          the dead bodies lying around the courtyard and front hall.

                         DINING ROOM 343
          He cautiously edges along the dining room.

                         KITCHEN 344
          He enters the kitchen, then STOPS COLD. He looks at
          what's facing him.
          Bennett, holding Jenny, has the switchblade PRESSED
          AGAINST her throat.
          Matrix points his handgun right at Bennett.
          Bennett pulls Jenny close against his chest and face,
          shielding himself.

                         BENNETT

                         (MANIACAL)

          GO AHEAD, MATRIX, SHOOT!!
          Matrix hesitates, then lowers his gun. Jenny STRUGGLES
          in Bennett's grip.

                         JENNY

                         (SCREAMS)

          DAD!!

                         BENNETT
          (crazed, to Matrix)

          GET OUT OF HERE!!
          Matrix doesn't move. Bennett grabs Jenny's hair and pulls
          her head back, exposing her throat even more. He PRESSES
          the tip of the sharp stiletto against her Adam's apple.

                         BENNETT

                         (TO MATRIX)

          GET OUT OR I'LL CUT HER FUCKING

          THROAT!!
          Matrix hesitates a short beat, then he moves back toward
          the dining room.

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                         DINING ROOM 345
          Matrix comes back into the dining room, leans against
          a wall, then puts his hand down to his wound. The red
          spotch is larger and wetter than before.

          EXT. ESTATE FRONT PARKING AREA - DAY 346

          Bennett, with Jenny draped over his neck and shoulders
          like a towel, RACES out of the front of the estate
          toward a jeep parked in the front parking area. (NOTE:
          The rear parking area could also be used.)

          INT. DINING ROOM - DAY 347

          Matrix hears SOUNDS of a jeep starting outside and he
          RACES into the front hall.

          EXT. ESTATE FRONT PARKING AREA - DAY 348

          Matrix RACES outside into the front parking area and
          sees Bennett driving Jenny away in the jeep.
          Matrix RACES into the parking area after them.

                         CUT TO:
          (PRODUCTION NOTE: The secens from here on are to be
          shot in Palos Verdes.)

          EXT. GRASSY PLATEAU - DAY 349

          Matrix RACES through the gates he blew up earlier,
          passes the shell of the blown up transport truck, leaves
          the road and RUNS over grassy knolls and sand dunes.

                         JEEP 350
          Up ahead in the distance, Bennett RACES the jeep toward
          the dock.

          CLOSE ON MATRIX 351
          Matrix's wound is bleeding badly and he begins to
          STRUGGLE to RUN for the first time.

          MATRIX'S P.O.V. 352
          Bennett, now dragging Jenny along, has left the jeep and
          is running along the dock. They stop at Arius' war boat,
          Bennett cuts the moorings with his knife, then he
          FORCES Jenny into the boat.

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                         DOCK 353
          Matrix nears the dock as Bennett tries to start the
          engines.
          The engines start to kick over, then stop.
          Matrix RACES onto the foot of the dock.
          Bennett desperately tries the engines again. They start!
          Matrix RACES toward the end of the dock.

                         WAR BOAT 354
          Bennett edges the war boat away from the dock, then
          BLASTS the engines and RACES the boat away...

                         DOCK 355
          .just as Matrix reaches the end of the dock.

          MATRIX'S P.O.V. 356
          Matrix watches the boat RACE away with Jenny.

          CLOSE ON MATRIX 357
          Matrix has lost her. Bennett's got her...

          WIDER FAVORING MATRIX 358
          Suddenly, he hears a NOISE and he looks to the side.

                         SEAPLANE 359
          Cindy is RACING her seaplane toward the dock!

                         DOCK 360
          Cindy slows the seaplane as she passes the dock and
          Matrix grabs onto a ladder.

                         SEAPLANE 361
          with Matrix hanging onto the ladder, Cindy BLASTS the
          throttle and RACES after Bennett's boat.

                         MATRIX 362
          As the seaplane starts to GO FASTER, Matrix holds onto
          the ladder and looks at Bennett's boat up ahead.

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          MATRIX'S P.O.V. 363
          Bennett's boat is about FORTY YARDS ahead of the
          seaplane.

          INT. SEAPLANE - DAY 364

          Cindy PUSHES the throttle FASTER. She watches as the
          seaplane starts to slowly overtake the boat.

          EXT. SEAPLANE - DAY 365

          The seaplane is SKIMMING and SKIPPING over the water.

                         MATRIX 366
          The wind and spray SLAP against Matrix as he watches
          the seaplane closing the gap on the boat.
          He climbs from the ladder onto the wing of the plane,
          the propellers only about five feet away from him.
          He CRAWLS along the wing of the plane, the wind
          WHIPPING at him.

          INT. SEAPLANE - DAY 367

          Cindy glances out toward Matrix on the wing, then she
          GRIPS the controls FIRMLY to try to lessen the plane's
          bouncing.

          EXT. OCEAN - DAY 368

          The seaplane closes to about FIFTEEN YARDS from the boat.

          EXT. BENNETT'S BOAT - DAY 369

          Bennett looks behind him and sees the seaplane COMING

          AFTER HIM.
          Trying to steer with one hand, Bennett turns toward the
          seaplane as the boat bounces and FIRES WILDLY at Matrix
          on the wing. SLAM? BLAM!

          EXT.'SEAPLANE - DAY 370

          The bullets WHISTLE by Matrix. He continues crawling
          along the wing until he reaches the very end. He pulls
          his gun from his holster and aims it toward the boat.

          MATRIX'S P.O.V. 371
          Matrix tries to aim the gun through the sight, but the
          bouncing of the seaplane, the bouncing of the boat, and
          Jenny's nearness to Bennett makes a shot too risky.

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                         MATRIX 372
          Matrix lowers his gun.

          INT. SEAPLANE - DAY 373

          Cindy PUSHES the throttle even FASTER.

          EXT. OCEAN - DAY 374

          The seaplane starts to PULL EVEN with Bennett's boat.

          EXT. BENNETT'S BOAT - DAY 375

          Bennett looks to the side and sees Cindy in the cockpit
          almost even with him. Starting to panic, he FIRES
          WILDLY as he tries to steer the bouncing boat. BLAM!

          BLAM! BLAM'.

          EXT. SEAPLANE -- DAY 376

          A buttet BLASTS into the seaplane body and a second
          bullet BLASTS into just underneath the cockpit side
          window.

          INT. SEAPLANE - DAY 377

          The third bullet SHATTERS the cockpit window and
          EXPLODES into the cockpit near Cindy's head.
          Cindy doesn't flinch a bit, and edges the seaplane
          ahead of the boat.

          EXT. BOAT -- DAY 378

          Cindy has positioned the seaplane so that the wing
          Matrix is on is directly over the boat. Bennett sees
          the underside of the wing above and FIRES into the
          bottom of it, hoping to hit Matrix. SLAM! SLAM!

          EXT. WING - DAY 379

          Bullet holes RIP through the wing inches from Matrix's
          head.

          EXT. BOAT - DAY 380

          Matrix DIVES off the wing right into the boat directly
          on top of Bennett!!
          They CRASH into Jenny and HIT the floor of the boat.

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          380 Cont.
          Matrix grabs Bennett's gun hand and they wrestle for
          the gun. BLAM!
          A shot BLASTS into the fuel tank at the stern of the
          boat.
          WHOOM! There's a small EXPLOSION and the rear of the
          boat erupts in FLAMES.
          Jenny DIVES toward the front of the boat for cover.
          The steering wheel, unattended, shifts WILDLY back and
          forth.

          EXT. OCEAN - DAY 381

          The boat is bouncing CRAZILY toward a deserted rocky
          beach.

          INSERT - SIGN 382
          A large sign on the beach reads "DANGER - U.S. COAST

          GUARD GUNNERY RANGE."

          EXT. OCEAN - DAY 383

          Cindy, in the seaplane, watches as both the seaplane
          and burning boat SPEED RIGHT TOWARD the increasingly
          LOOMING beach up ahead.
          At the last minute, Cindy SWERVES the seaplane to the
          right, away from the beach.

          EXT. BOAT - DAY 384

          The burning boat continues to RACE DIRECTLY AT THE

          RAPIDLY APPROACHING ROCKY BEACH!
          Matrix SAVAGELY TWISTS Bennett's wrist hand that holds
          the gun.

                         BENNETT

          AAAHHH ! 1
          He drops the gun on the floor of the boat.
          The boat is JUST ABOUT TO HIT THE BEACH!
          Matrix SMASHES Bennett's face with his fist, KNOCKING
          him down onto the floor near Jenny.
          Cont.

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                         91
          ,384 Cont.
          The BURNING BOAT narrowly misses the rocks and SLAMS

          INTO THE BEACH!
          Bennett and Jenny are THROWN across the floor and SLAM
          into the inside wall of the boat.

          EXT. BEACH - DAY 385

          Matrix, standing,,is THROWN OUT of the boat, FLIES
          through the air and SLAMS into a spongy patch of sand.

                         CUT TO:

          EXT. U.S. COAST GUARD PATROL SHIP - DAY 386

          A CAPTAIN on the bridge of a Coast Guard patrol ship
          looks toward the ship's large guns.

                         CAPTAIN
          Commence target practice...
          The guns begin to fire their salvos.

                         CUT TO:

          EXT. BEACH - DAY 387

          Matrix groggily gathers himself on the sand. He hears
          the SOUNDS of incoming rounds and BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
          BOOM! Artillery shells EXPLODE on the beach.

          EXT. BOAT - DAY 388

          Bennett grabs Jenny and hustles her out of the boat,
          hiding behind the front outside hull of the boat.

          EXT. BEACH - DAY 389

          Matrix runs to the opposite side of the boat, and
          crouches down on the sand, then draws his automatic
          handgun from its holster.
          BOOM! BOOM! Some more artillery shells EXPLODE, kicking
          up sand not too far away.
          Bennett, his knife against Jenny, is on one side of the
          boat. Matrix, holding his gun, is on the other side of
          the boat.
          Cont.

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                         92
          389 Cont.

                         MATRIX

                         (SHOUTING)
          This doesn't involve her,
          Bennett. It's just between
          you...and me.
          An artillery shell EXPLODES near Bennett and Jenny.

          CLOSEUP - BENNETT 390
          A CLOSEUP of Bennett shows him REACTING disorientedly
          to the SOUND, SMOKE AND FLASH of the explosion.

          ABRUPT CUT TO:

                         QUICK FLASHBACK 391
          Bennett and Matrix have their faces pressed to the
          dirt as a mortar shell EXPLODES near their heads.
          Bennett gets up, wildly looks around, then maniacally
          FIRES his submachine gun, KILLING three young children
          running scared across a Val Verde field.
          Matrix rises and SMASHES his rifle butt into Bennett's
          face.

          CUT BACK TO:

          EXT. BEACH - DAY 392

          Bennett's crazed mind returns to the present.

                         MATRIX
          Let her go, Bennett and I'll
          give you a chance to twist
          that knife into me.
          The stern of the boat continues to burn as Bennett
          considers what Matrix said.

                         MATRIX
          Just what I thought, Bennett,
          you're still a yellow
          chicken-shit.
          Bennett's eyes fill with hate. More shells EXPLODE
          nearby.

                         BENNETT

                         (SCREAMS)
          Throw the gun away, Matrix!!
          Cont.

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                         93
          392 Cont.
          Matrix tosses the gun away down the beach. Bennett
          violently pushes Jenny into the wet sand along the
          edge of the water.

                         MATRIX 393
          Matrix takes his knife out of his wrist sheath and
          meets Bennett on the sand in front of the boat.

          MATRIX AND BENNETT 394
          Matrix and Bennett begin to circle each other.

                         BENNETT
          You're dead...
          He feints the knife toward Matrix.

                         BENNETT
          .and so is she.

                         JENNY 395
          Jenny watches the fight in horror.

          MATRIX AND BENNETT 396
          Bennett jabs with his knife and SLASHES Matrix, causing
          a bloody cut.
          Bennett jabs again. This time Matrix parries the
          jab, and SLASHES Bennett, causing a bloody cut on him.
          They circle each other again, FEINTING jabs at each
          other.
          BOOM! BOOM! Two more shells EXPLODE and kick up sand
          nearby.

                         CUT TO:

          INT. KIRBY'S COPTER - DAY (TRAVELING) 397

          A lieutenant pilots a copter as General Kirby, sitting
          next to him, speaks into a radio mike. They are flying
          along the coast of the island, another Army helicopter
          behind them. They HEAR the SOUNDS of the explosions.

                         KIRBY

                         (INTO MIKE)
          Stop that shelling NOW!

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                         94

          EXT. BEACH - DAY 398

          Bennets STABS at Matrix and Matrix grabs his wrist.
          With his free hand, Matrix STABS at Bennett and Bennett
          grabs Matrix's wrist.
          They are locked hand in hand, staring death into each
          other's eyes.

                         JENNY 399
          Jenny, watching the fight, notices Matrix's gun on the
          beach near her and hesitates to pick it up.

          MATRIX AND BENNETT 400
          Suddenly Matrix falls backward to the ground, pulling
          Bennett with him and FLIPS Bennett over him HARD to
          the sand.
          Matrix jumps up quickly to finish Bennett. Bennett
          quickly THROWS SAND in matrix's eyes.
          Matrix, blinded, stumbles badly.
          Bennett immediately grabs Matrix's knife hand around
          the wrist, then SINKS his own knife into Matrix's
          side.

                         MATRIX

          AAAHHH!
          Matrix's eyes go glassy, then he drops his knife.
          Bennett lets Matrix's wrist go, looks at Matrix's
          glassy eyes for a beat, then he pulls his knife out of
          Matrix's side.
          Matrix STAGGERS for a beat, then STUMBLES a few steps
          and drops to one knee against the front outside hull of
          the boat.
          Bennett slowly approaches Matrix from behind, casually
          feeling the blade of his knife.
          He looks at Matrix's wide, unprotected back and Bennett
          smiles.
          Bennett pulls the knife back with his arm, preparing to
          plunge it into Matrix's back.

          CLOSE ON MATRIX 401
          Out of Bennett's sight, Matrix slips the knife out of
          his boot and GRIPS the knife.

                         A85

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         95

          MATRIX AND BENNETT 402

                         BENNETT
          Fuck you, asshole...
          He PLUNGES the knife down toward Matrix's back.
          Matrix moves LIKE LIGHTNING to the side. The knife
          misses him and GETS STUCK in the hull of the boat.
          Matrix turns toward Bennett.

                         MATRIX
          (shaking his head)
          No...
          Bennett tries desperately to get his knife unstuck from
          the boat hull, but he can't. Fear FLOODS his eyes.
          Matrix moves close to Bennett.

                         MATRIX
          Fuck YOU, asshole...
          He DRIVES his knife into Bennett's throat so hard the
          knife goes through Bennett's neck and comes out the
          other side.
          Still holding the knife, Matrix then DRIVES the knife
          into the hull of the boat.
          The knife STICKS into the hull, holding Bennett's neck
          there like a thumbtack holds a note on a bulletin board.
          BOOM? Suddenly there is another, larger EXPLOSION in
          the fiery back of the boat and the whole boat EXPLODES
          into FLAMES, leaving Bennett lost in the fireball.

          MATRIX AND JENNY 403
          Matrix limps away from the flames, Jenny rushes into
          his arms and he holds her close. She's crying.
          She shows him she was holding his gun.

                         JENNY
          I wanted to shoot...but I
          couldn't, I just couldn't.
          Matrix looks at her.
          Cont.

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                         96
           403 Cont.

                         MATRIX
          You know something? I'm glad
          you couldn't.
          He takes the gun from her and tosses it past the burning
          boat into the ocean.

          MATRIX'S P.O.V. 404
          He sees two Army helicopters approaching from the air
          and Cindy bringing her seaplane to the beach.

          EXT. BEACH 405

          Matrix lies down, his head in Jenny's lap, and tries
          to still his bleeding.
          The two copters land. Kirby gets out of one and two
          medical corpsmen with a stretcher get out of the other.
          The corpsmen bring the stretcher to Matrix and gently
          ease him onto it. They start to carry him as Jenny
          walks alongside.

                         KIRBY
          I just saw what's left of Arius'
          estate... You're the best I've
          ever known, John... I've saved a
          place for you if you want to
          join up with me again.
          Matrix notices as Cindy joins Jenny standing next to
          him. Matrix looks at the two of them, then up at
          Kirby.

                         MATRIX
          This was the last one...
          The corpsmen carry Matrix into the copter and Jenny
          joins him inside.
          Kirby and Cindy watch him from outside the chopper.

                         KIRBY
          What about your identities...
          Don't you need two more?

                         MATRIX
          No...
          Cont.

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                         97
          405 Cont.

                         ICIRB Y

                         (CONFUSED)
          Why not?
          Matrix looks at Cindy.

                         MATRIX
          Two might not be enough...
          The chopper wings have started and the chopper is
          preparing to liftoff.
          Matrix and Cindy are looking at each other.
          The chopper starts to liftoff.
          Cindy suddenly RUNS to the chopper and JUMPS in the door
          as it lifts off.
          Matrix puts his arm around her, then he looks back
          toward Kirby.
          Matrix holds up three fingers and smiles.

          EXT. OCEAN - DAY 406

          Kirby waves good-bye as the chopper rises high above
          the beach and flies out over the ocean.

                         FADE OUT

                         THE END



Commando



Writers :   Richard Tuggle
Genres :   Action  Thriller


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