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                              FRUITVALE STATION



                                  Written by

                                 Ryan Coogler





                                           Thursday, July 19th 2012



1     OMITTED                          1    




                            (CONTINUED)
    Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                      2.
1      CONTINUED:                                                1

                                                                         


2     INT. OSCAR'S APARTMENT- BEDROOOM- NIGHT                       2

      We open on an expensive looking flip cellphone sitting on a
      dresser. Next to it, a large zip lock bag of marijuana. We
      stay here.

                          OSCAR (O.S.)
                What's your resolution?

                          SOPHINA (O.S.)
                I'm gonna cut carbs.




                                                        (CONTINUED)
    Green (7/5/2012)                                      2A.
2      CONTINUED:                                            2

                          OSCAR (O.S.)
                You trippin. You look fine. Plus
                you Mexican. You cut carbs and you
                can't eat nothin yo grandma cooks.




                                                     (CONTINUED)
    Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                      3.
2      CONTINUED:                                                2

                          SOPHINA (O.S)
                FUCK YOU...You just gotta help me
                stick to it. It only takes 30 days
                to form a habit. Then it becomes
                second nature.

                          OSCAR (O.S.)
                Really? Who told you that?

                            SOPHINA (O.S.)
                ... Oprah

      Oscar laughs hard at this.                                       

                          SOPHINA (CONT'D)                             
                What's yours.                                          

                          OSCAR                                        
                I'm gonna quit selling trees.                          

      The PHONE VIBRATES and RINGS "MARCUS CALLING" shows on the
      outer screen.

      Oscar's moves towards the cellphone.

                            SOPHINA (O.S.)
                Osc.

      Oscar stops in his tracks.

                          SOPHINA (O.S.) (CONT'D)
                Don't go out there tonight, stay
                home.




                                                        (CONTINUED)
    Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                        4.
2      CONTINUED:                                                  2



                          OSCAR (O.S.)
                You gonna give me a reason to?

      Sophina doesn't answer. The phone rings again. Oscar's hand
      quickly picks it up and flips it open. We follow the phone to
      his face and we see him for the first time, a 22 year old
      Black man with a warm smile.

                          OSCAR (CONT'D)
                    (into phone)
                Aye bruh it's bad tonight. I gotta
                catch you tomorrow.

      He closes it before the guy on the other end can respond. He
      takes the phone with him as he climbs back into bed with
      SOPHINA MESA, a curvy 24 year old Mexican American woman.

                          OSCAR (CONT'D)
                Look, I'm not going out, you happy
                now?

      Sophina nods. Oscar moves closer to her and kisses her on her
      neck. She kisses him back a bit, then scoots away.                  

      Oscar kisses her again. Puts his hand in her hair.

                          SOPHINA
                Osc. Osc, hold up.

      Oscar stops. Sophina scoots away even further.




                                                           (CONTINUED)
    Pink (6/25/2012)                                              5.
2      CONTINUED:                                                   2

                          OSCAR
                Man, wussup? I been home hella
                long...

                          SOPHINA
                I don't know...Every time you touch
                me, I can't help to think about how
                you was touchin that Bitch.

      Oscar shakes his head at this, sighs.

                          SOPHINA (CONT'D)
                You know what? You right, go.

                          OSCAR
                What I gotta do? I'm here, right
                now. I fucked up one time, alright?

                          SOPHINA
                No, you fucking got caught, one
                time. You gonna sit here and tell
                me that was the first time you
                kicked it with that Bitch. Never
                seen her before that huh?

                          OSCAR
                Look I'm done with that shit. All I
                want is you and T, forever.

      Sophina looks at him, searching for the truth in his eyes.

                          SOPHINA
                What you mean, forever?

                          OSCAR
                Let me show you.

      Oscar kisses her, moves in. Sophina scoots away from him.

      KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK. Oscar and Sophina look over at the door.

                          CHILD'S VOICE (O.S.)
                Daddy.

      Oscar looks at Sophina.

                          SOPHINA
                What? She's askin for you.




                                                        (CONTINUED)
    Green (7/5/2012)                                           6.
2      CONTINUED:                                                2

                          OSCAR
                    (to child)
                Hold on, T.

      Oscar jumps up and grabs the bag of weed off of the dresser
      and hides it in the closet.

      He rushes over and opens the door where we see TATIANA GRANT,
      a cute 4 year old girl, standing wearing footie pajamas.

                          TATIANA
                I can't sleep...

      Before Tatiana can even finish, Oscar has her in his arms. He
      brings her over to the bed and places her next to Sophina.

                          OSCAR
                You want to sleep in here with
                Mommy and Daddy?

      Tatiana nods.

                          SOPHINA
                You know better than that T.
                    (to Oscar)
                What time is it?

      Oscar picks up his phone and looks at it.

                          OSCAR
                Damn, it's after midnight.

      He opens his phone up. Presses compose text message (as he
      types the message, the words appear as graphics across the
      screen like Sub Titles)

                          TO MOM:
                HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! LOVE YOU!!!

      Oscar sends the text off. He hooks his phone up to the
      charger and hits the light switch, leaving us in darkness.

                          TATIANA
                Daddy.

                          OSCAR
                Wussup, baby?

                          TATIANA
                I don't want to move to Livermore.

      Oscar and Sophina laugh at this.



                                                        (CONTINUED)
    Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                        7.
2      CONTINUED:                                                  2

                          SOPHINA
                Hella nosy...

                          OSCAR
                Don't worry T, aint nobody's moving
                right now. Go to sleep.                                 
                                                                        


3     INT. OSCAR'S APARTMENT- BATHROOM- DAY                        3

      Oscar stands in the shower, letting the water run over his
      head. There looks to be a lot on his mind.


4     INT. OSCAR'S APARTMENT- KITCHEN- DAY                         4

      Sophina and Oscar move around the small kitchen like a well
      oiled machine. Sophina, wearing a WalMart uniform, makes two
      lunches. Oscar wipes milk from Tatiana's face and fixes her
      hair.

                          TATIANA
                Mommy can I have two of the fruit
                snacks today?

                          SOPHINA
                No, T. You can take an extra apple
                if you want.

                          TATIANA
                But mommy I-

                          SOPHINA
                Don't argue T.

      Tatiana pouts. Sophina downs a cup full of orange juice,
      grabs both lunch bags, Tatiana, and heads for the door.

                          SOPHINA (CONT'D)
                Com'on Osc. We gotta stop and get
                gas too.

                          OSCAR
                We got enough to get yall there.

      Sophina shoots Oscar a look.

                          OSCAR (CONT'D)
                Go start the car up. You got your
                keys?




                                                        (CONTINUED)
    Pink (6/25/2012)                                           8.
4      CONTINUED:                                                4

      Sophina nods.

                          OSCAR (CONT'D)
                Go. I gotta grab my beanie.

      Sophina and Tatiana leave. Oscar watches them go for a beat.
      He turns to the cabinet.


5     OMITTED                                                       5


6     EXT. FIRST FRUIT LEARNING CENTER- DAY                         6

      Oscar and Tatiana walk to the downstairs entrance of a two
      story house. A picture of an apple tree is painted next to
      the door. Oscar squats down to her level and brushes down a
      frizz in her hair. He looks back at the car.

      We see that Sophina is adjusting her make up in the fold down
      mirror.

      Oscar turns to Tatiana. He then takes her hand, and places
      something inside of it.

      Tatiana looks down into her hand and we see that it is a
      small bag of fruit snacks. She looks up at Oscar with a
      bright eyed expression. But Oscar quickly places his finger
      over his lips.

      Tatiana nods in agreement, trying to hold back a huge smile.
      She gives him a swift kiss on the cheek. He stands up and
      knocks on the front door.

      MRS. STACY a motherly looking Black woman in her 50's opens
      the door.

                          MRS. STACY
                Good morning Tatiana!




                                                        (CONTINUED)
    Green (7/5/2012)                                           9.
6      CONTINUED:                                                6

                          TATIANA
                Good morning Mrs. Stacy.

      Tatiana heads into the house.

      Oscar smiles at Mrs. Stacey, and she nods back. He watches
      Tatiana run off into house.


7     OMITTED                                                      7


8     INT. SOPHINA'S CAR- WALMART PARKING LOT- DAY                 8

      Oscar and Sophina look on at the WAL MART Entrance.

                          OSCAR
                See? Told you we'd make it. The
                light aint even on yet.

      She looks at the dashboard where there is a PICTURE of Oscar
      holding Tatiana tucked in the glass. The fuel gage sits
      almost under E, but the light still isn't on.

      She stares at the store entrance.

                          SOPHINA
                You gonna go home and sleep, right?

                          OSCAR
                Naw, Imma go up to the job. Get
                some stuff for tonight.

                           SOPHINA
                Ugh. I'd rather die than come here
                on my day off.
                    (beat)
                What time we supposed to be at your
                grandma's?

                          OSCAR
                Prolly like seven.

                          SOPHINA
                We gonna go to Frisco again? Catch
                the fireworks?

      Oscar nods. Sophina smiles at the idea of Frisco, for a beat.

                          SOPHINA (CONT'D)
                Let me get in here.




                                                        (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                             10.
8       CONTINUED:                                                   8

       She quickly sits up. Oscar leans over to give her a kiss on
       the cheek, makes a farting sound on her neck instead.

       Sophina chuckles at this as she gets out of the car.

                           SOPHINA (CONT'D)
                 Bye.

                           OSCAR
                     (playfully)
                 Love you too.

       SLAM! Sophina shuts the door on him. Oscar laughs. His smile
       fades, as he watches her go inside.


9      INT. SOPHINA'S CAR- DAY                                       9

       Oscar, now in the car by himself rides in the car listening
       to HIP HOP MUSIC. He comes to a red light.

       He looks at the car radio clock: 8:58 AM.

       He thinks to himself for a beat, he looks dissatisfied. He
       turns his music up for a beat and listens to it. He looks
       around, still not at ease. He turns off his music and pulls
       out his cellphone. He takes a quick look around to see what
       cars are around, before dialing numbers. CALLING MOM flashes
       on the screen. He holds the phone to his ear.

                                                   INTERCUT WITH:


10     EXT. UPS WAREHOUSE ENTRANCE- DAY                             10

       A beautiful Black woman in her late 40's wears a UPS
       manager's uniform, this is WANDA JOHNSON. She walks towards
       the entrance of her store, when her cellphone rings in her
       purse. She pulls it out, stressed. Answers it without
       looking.

                           WANDA
                 Hello?

                           OSCAR
                 Last shot right here, you sure you
                 want to work on your birthday? You
                 still got time to catch a cold...

       Wanda's face brightens up with a familiar looking smile.




                                                          (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                     10aA.
10      CONTINUED:                                            10

                           WANDA
                 Hello Son! Thanks for the text last
                 night.




                                                       (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                10A.
10      CONTINUED:                                      10

                           OSCAR
                 No problem. Come on, let's go
                 celebrate right now.




                                                 (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                      11.
10      CONTINUED:                                           10

       Wanda laughs at this.

                            WANDA
                 As tempting as that sounds... this
                 place would be a mess without me
                 today.
                     (beat)
                 We close early though...

                           OSCAR
                 Okay...You still want me to get a
                 couple crabs, right?

                           WANDA
                 Yes, and can you pick some... are
                 you driving?

                            OSCAR
                 Yeah Ma.

                           WANDA
                 You wearing your earpiece?

       Oscar hesitates for a beat.

                            OSCAR
                 Yeah...

                           WANDA
                 Don't lie to me. That's all you
                 need is to get pulled over right
                 now. Put your earpiece on, Oscar.

       Oscar sighs... this is nothing new.




                                                      (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                          12.
10      CONTINUED:                                               10

                            OSCAR
                 Hold on.

       He pulls the car over.

       He looks around for his earpiece for beat- no luck. He takes
       his cellphone, and slides it into the elastic of his beanie-
       a poor man's Bluetooth. He pulls off.

                            OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 Hello?

                           WANDA
                 It's on now?

                            OSCAR
                 Yeah Ma.

                           WANDA
                 Okay pick up a couple of packets of
                 dried shrimp too. Come by on your
                 way, I'll give you the money.

                           OSCAR
                 Nah Ma, it's good.

                           WANDA
                 Alright I'll pay you back tonight.

                           OSCAR
                 Ma, don't trip off that. I got you.

       Wanda pauses for a beat.

                           WANDA
                 Okay, so you're buying this, with
                 Farmer Joe's money... right?

                            OSCAR
                 Ye-

                           WANDA
                 Because that's the only kind of
                 money you have right now... right?




                                                         (CONTINUED)
      Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                      13.
10       CONTINUED:                                                10

                            OSCAR
                  Yeah Ma, and I'm gonna use my
                  discount.

                            WANDA
                  Okay, well let me run in here. I'll
                  see you later tonight.

                              OSCAR
                  Love you.

                            WANDA
                  Love you too.

        Wanda hangs up the phone. She looks at it for a beat. Then
        puts it back in her purse and heads into the warehouse.


A11     EXT. FARMER JOE'S PARKING LOT- DAY- MOMENTS LATER         A11

        We see the entrance of Farmer Joe's, and shoppers coming in
        and out. Oscar looks around for a beat, and takes off his
        hoody, and puts it into his back pocket. We follow him into-


11      INT. FARMER JOE'S- DAY- MOMENTS LATER                        11

        It is a moderately sized grocery store, but several SHOPPERS
        move about the aisles. Oscar walks over to the seafood
        section where Cato CALDWELL, a 22 year old charismatic Black       
        male stands behind the counter wearing a Deli apron.

        Cato sees Oscar and smiles brightly. He takes a pile of fish       
        off the scale, bags it, ands it to an older BLACK WOMAN. He
        takes off his clear glove and slaps hands with Oscar over the
        counter.

                            CATO                                           
                  Sup Osc, bruh?

                            OSCAR
                  Shit. What's good?

                            CATO                                           
                  You lookin for Emi?

                            OSCAR
                  Yeah. He here today?

                            CATO                                           
                  Hell yeah he is. He was just over
                  here...



                                                            (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                    13A.
11      CONTINUED:                                               11

       Cato looks around at the surrounding aisles. No signs of him.    

                           OSCAR
                 I came to get some crabs too.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                     14.
11      CONTINUED:                                               11

                           CATO                                         
                 Oh yeah, tell Moms I said Happy
                 Birthday. I had meant to call her
                 this morning.

                           OSCAR
                 You should come through grandma
                 house tonight.

                           CATO                                         
                 Bruh I wish I could, but I gotta
                 bust a couple moves tonight. What's
                 good for the countdown though?

                           OSCAR
                 Frisco. Fireworks and the whole
                 shit-

       Oscar sees something out of the corner of his eye. He motions
       his head for Cato to look. Cato turns and sees-                  

       KATIE, a White girl in her mid 20's, playing with her iPhone
       while waiting for help. Cato quickly makes his way over.         

                              CATO                                      
                 You ready?

                           KATIE
                 Uh, yeah... I want to get a pound
                 of, wait... Can I see what your
                 sole looks like?

                              CATO                                      
                 Sole?

       Cato takes a sidestep over to his left and motions to a pile     
       of fish.

                           KATIE
                 Yeah, no, wait. Your catfish. Let
                 me see what that looks like....

       Cato points to the catfish. Katie looks at it, then looks        
       down to her phone.

                           KATIE (CONT'D)
                 Okay but, I want to fry it. Like a
                 fish fry. Are these the ones you
                 can fry?

       Cato gives her an "are you serious?" look.                       




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                            14A.
11      CONTINUED:                                       11

                           CATO                                  
                 Every fish we sell here can be
                 fried.




                                                  (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                      15.
11      CONTINUED:                                                11

       Katie looks at him, still flustered.

                           KATIE
                 Okay, let me have a second.

       She looks back down at her iPhone, and takes a step back.
       Cato turns to Oscar.                                             

                           CATO                                         
                 What you need for moms, bruh?

                           OSCAR
                 Let me get three Dungeness.

       Cato nods and walks over to the crab.                            

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 Fat ones too, bruh.

                             CATO                                       
                 Bet.

       Oscar turns to Katie.

                           OSCAR
                 Your family having a fish fry for
                 New Years or something?

       Katie looks up from her phone, a bit caught off guard.

                           KATIE
                 Ahh, yeah. Something like that.

                           OSCAR
                 It's cool. I work here.

       She looks at Oscar suspiciously.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 It's my day off.

       Katie smiles nervously. Looks at Cato who nods at Katie in       
       approval.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                                      16.
11      CONTINUED:                                           11

                            KATIE
                 Oh, okay.
                     (beat)
                 Well, I'm cooking dinner tonight
                 for my friend, before we go to the
                 city. And he really likes fried
                 fish, like southern style. And I
                 maybe lied a bit, and said that I
                 know how to cook like that.

       Oscar laughs at this. Katie shakes her head.

                           OSCAR
                 Is he black?

                              KATIE
                 What? Who?

                           OSCAR
                 Your boyfriend.

       Katie blushes.

                           KATIE
                 He's white. But he knows a lot of
                 black people... He's not my
                 boyfriend either...

       Oscar chuckles at this.




                                                      (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                             17.
11      CONTINUED:                                                  11

       Katie looks down at her phone again. She uses her fingers to
       zoom in on something.

                           KATIE (CONT'D)
                 I'm not sure what type of fish he
                 wants. And most of these recipes
                 are different on this site.

       Oscar watches her with a look of pity. Suddenly, an idea
       flashes before his eyes.

       He pulls out his cellphone, quickly dials a number, and holds
       it to his ear.


12     INT. GRANDMA BONNIE'S HOUSE- KITCHEN- CONTINUOUS             12

       We see GRANDMA BONNIE, a black woman in her early 70's ,
       putting flowers into a vase on her kitchen counter.

       A cordless phone RINGS on the counter. She looks at the phone
       for a beat then she cheers up.

                           GRANDMA BONNIE
                     (into phone)
                 Hello?


       INTERCUT WITH:
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                            18.


13     INT. FARMER JOE'S- SEAFOOD SECTION- CONTINUOUS              13

       Oscar holds his cellphone and snaps at Katie to get her
       attention.

                              OSCAR
                 Grandma...

                           GRANDMA BONNIE
                 Oscar? What's going on Baby?

                           OSCAR
                 I'm at my job, and this girl here-

                           GRANDMA BONNIE
                 You say you're at work?

                           OSCAR
                 Well, yeah....

                           GRANDMA BONNIE
                 Boy you know better than to be
                 talking on the phone while you're
                 at work! Bye!

                           OSCAR
                 Grandma, Grandma, I'm off today.
                 I'm just shopping for the party.

                           GRANDMA BONNIE
                 Oh, I thought you were up there
                 playing on the phone.

                           OSCAR
                 Naw grandma. But I got this girl
                 here, she wants to fry fish for her
                 boyfriend, but she don't know how.
                 You think you could tell her what
                 she needs to know and everything?




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                          19.
13      CONTINUED:                                               13

                           GRANDMA BONNIE
                 Oh no problem, baby. What kind of
                 fish does she want to fry?

                           OSCAR
                     (to Katie)
                 What type of F--, wait..
                     (into phone)
                 She don't know.

                           GRANDMA BONNIE
                 What you mean she don't know? Put
                 her on the phone.

                           OSCAR
                     (into phone)
                 Hold on.

       Oscar holds out the phone for Katie. She reaches out
       apprehensively. He gives her a reassuring look. She takes it.

                           KATIE
                     (whispering)
                 What's her name?

                           OSCAR
                     (whispering back)
                 Grandma Bonnie.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                     20.
13      CONTINUED:                                               13

                              KATIE
                        (into phone)
                    Hello, Grandma Bonnie, it's Katie,
                    Nice to meet you.

       Katie smiles and blocks her other ear to hear better.

                              CATO (O.S.)                                
                    Pssst!

       Oscar snaps his head to Cato, who motions for Oscar to look       
       down the aisle.

       Oscar looks over and sees, EMI, a thirtysomething Hispanic
       man wearing a white collared shirt and a name tag. He checks
       the shelves with a barcode scanning device.

       Oscar slowly heads over.

                              OSCAR
                    Good morning, Emi.

                              EMI
                    Oscar, what's going on??

                              OSCAR
                    Had to grab some stuff for my Mom's
                    birthday.

                              EMI
                    I hope you found everything that
                    you need.

       Emi turns and starts for the next aisle.

                              OSCAR
                    Emi, hold up man, I wanted to talk
                    to you.

                              EMI
                    It's a little nuts right now,
                    holiday and all. But what's up?

       Long beat.




                                                          (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                          21.
13      CONTINUED:                                               13

                            OSCAR
                 I just want...
                     (beat)
                 I need my job back. I need my job
                 back.

                           EMI
                 Position's been filled. Take care
                 man.

       Emi turns to head down the aisle, Oscar reaches out and grabs
       Emi by his sleeve. Emi stops and turns around.

                           OSCAR
                 Look, I was going through some
                 shit, trying to get back on my
                 feet. But I need this job man. I'll
                 show up early every day. You can
                 start me back off with one shift a
                 week or whatever. I'm here. You can
                 work me 40 hours a week and pay me
                 for 20. I'm here.

                           EMI
                 Oscar, dude. I hired somebody else.
                 For me to hire you back, that means
                 I have to let someone else go.
                 Someone with no felonies. Who's
                 never showed up late once. I like
                 you man, but I can't do that. I'm
                 sorry. If something else opens up,
                 maybe I'll let you know. Take care
                 of yourself.

       Emi walks away. Oscar watches him.

                           KATIE (O.S.)
                 Hey!

       Oscar turns around to find Katie, holding out his phone for
       him to take. Oscar looks at her basket, it's now full of fish
       and supplies.

                           OSCAR
                 You sure you got enough?

                           KATIE
                 Oh my god, Your grandmother is so
                 sweet! I can't believe she was kind
                 enough to do that.

                           OSCAR
                 Trust me. She's happy to help.


                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                  22-24.
13      CONTINUED:                                               13

                           KATIE
                 Thank you so much... Katie by the
                 way.

       She extends her hand to shake with Oscar. Oscar smiles,
       shakes it.

                              OSCAR
                 Oscar.

                           KATIE
                 Oscar... like the Grouch!!

       Oscar shakes his head at this. Katie starts off towards the
       register.

                              KATIE (CONT'D)
                 Take care.

       Oscar's nods. He walks back over to Cato, who is weighing         
       fish for another CUSTOMER. He spots Oscar.

                              CATO                                       
                 How it go?

       Oscar smiles wide and nods. He reaches over the counter and
       grabs the bag of crabs, then bumps fists with Cato.               

                           CATO (CONT'D)                                 
                 That's wussup bruh! Imma hit you
                 tonight! Yall can ride with me.

       Oscar nods and heads towards the checkout line, his smile
       fading.


14     INT. OSCAR'S HOUSE KITCHEN- MOMENTS LATER                   14

       Oscar places the bag of crabs in the refrigerator. He closes
       it and looks at the refrigerator for a beat. On it we see
       several drawings done by Tatiana held on the door by magnets.

       Oscar smiles at these. His phone rings: BIG SIS CALLING


       INTERCUT WITH
     Green (7/5/2012)                                          25.


15     INT. KFC MANAGER'S OFFICE- CONTINUOUS                     15

       Chantay, a 25 year old Black woman, wearing a KFC employee
       uniform pinches a cellphone between her ear and her shoulder.
       She organizes papers in a folder while she talks into the
       phone.

                           CHANTAY
                 Hey, chump! What you doin?

                           OSCAR
                 At the house, just got back from
                 the job.

                           CHANTAY
                 I thought you were off today.

                             OSCAR
                 I am.

                           CHANTAY
                 Oh... You call mom yet?

                             OSCAR
                 Yup.

                           CHANTAY
                 Oh okay. I got good news and bad
                 news.

       Oscar thinks for a bit.

                           OSCAR
                 Bad news first.

                           CHANTAY
                 I need help with the rent for this
                 month.

                             OSCAR
                 How much?

                           CHANTAY
                 Like $300. I'll get you back in a
                 couple of weeks.

                           OSCAR
                 Okay. What's the good news.

                           CHANTAY
                 I'm working overtime tonight.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                                         25A.
15      CONTINUED:                                               15

                           OSCAR
                 What? That's fucking bad news too.

                           CHANTAY
                 No it's not. Double time and a
                 half.

                           OSCAR
                 C'mon Chantay.

                           CHANTAY
                 Hey, gotta do it. Moms understands.
                 But I need you to get her a card
                 and sign it for me.

                           OSCAR
                 Aight.

                           CHANTAY
                 And Osc, don't get me a fake ass
                 card with white people on it. I
                 want a black card. And not one of
                 those joke cards either.

                           OSCAR
                 Aight. I got you.

                           CHANTAY
                 Thank you Oscar, love you.

                           OSCAR
                 Love you too, scrub.

                           CHANTAY
                 Bye.

       Oscar closes his phone. Thinks to himself for a beat. He
       opens his phone back up and punches some numbers. Calling
       Marcus flashes across the screen.


       INTERCUT WITH


16     INT. BARBER SHOP- DAY                                       16

       MARCUS, a tough looking Asian- American man about Oscar's age
       sits in a barber's chair, A Black BARBER cuts his hair. His
       phone vibrates in his pocket, and the Barber steps back to
       let him answer it. He pulls out an iPhone and talks into it.

                           MARCUS
                 Wussup wit it, Osc?


                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                                  25B.
16      CONTINUED:                                        16

                           OSCAR
                 Wussup bruh? My bad about last
                 night. You still tryna get that?

                           MARCUS
                 Yeah, but I aint out that way. Imma
                 be in the Town all day.

       Oscar takes a beat.

                           OSCAR
                 Shit bruh I can come to you.

                           MARCUS
                 Okay... Meet me over there by the
                 water bruh. Right off of 80. I'll
                 be over there in like a hour.

                           OSCAR
                 Aight, bet.

                             MARCUS
                 Bet.

       Oscar hangs up his phone.
     Green (7/5/2012)                                           26.


17     INT. OSCAR'S BEDROOM                                       17

       Oscar quickly walks over to his closet and grabs the bag of
       weed. He neatens up the room a bit, and takes off.


18     INT. HALLMARK STORE- DAY                                   18

       The store is small and brightly lit. Oscar is reading a card
       from off the BIRTHDAY FOR MOTHER rack.

       We see that on the card is a picture of a black woman walking
       on the beach holding her son's hand. Inscribed over it are
       the words to the religious poem "Footsteps" by Anonymous.

       Oscar's eyes quickly scan the poem: he's read it before.
       Oscar opens the card, and looks inside for a beat. He looks
       up, moved by the words. He stares off into space.


19     INT. VISITING ROOM- SAN QUENTIN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY-     19
       TEN MONTHS EARLIER

       We look through a foggy window at Wanda sitting at one of
       several large wooden tables with plastic chairs placed around
       them. There are a few VISITORS already sitting at tables with
       inmates. Several Corrections Officers stand by.

       We see Oscar, shirtless, arms behind his head, is looking
       through the glass window of the search room. A Corrections
       Officer is conducting a search. Oscar's face is bruised under
       his left eye, and there is a small white bandage strip on the
       left side of his face. He turns around, bends over and
       coughs. He turns back around, and the officer hands him his
       Blue shirt and pants. Oscar puts them on and-

       BUZZ. The door opens, and Oscar walks through the large room
       to Wanda's table. As he approaches she stands up.

                              OSCAR
                 Hey Ma.

       Oscar gives her a hug, leaning across the table.




                                                          (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                                  27.
19      CONTINUED:                                       19

                           WANDA
                 What happened to your face?

                           OSCAR
                 You look nice.

       Wanda shakes her head.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 My girls come over last night?

       Wanda nods. Laughs a bit.

                           WANDA
                 We played board games.

                           OSCAR
                 "Candyland"?

       Wanda nods. Laughing a bit more now.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 Yall let her win too, I bet.

                              WANDA
                 Of course.




                                                  (CONTINUED)
     Blue (6/13/2012)                                          28.
19      CONTINUED:                                               19

                           OSCAR
                 Yall hella weak for that. She gets
                 no easy victories with me around.

       Oscar smiles and notices Wanda is smiling about something on
       her mind.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 What?

                           WANDA
                 Do you remember that microwave
                 popcorn you bought a while back?

                           OSCAR
                 Yeah, the kettle corn. Hella good.

                           WANDA
                 Yes, kettle corn. I popped some of
                 that for us, and I was putting it
                 into a bowl. Tatiana's looking up
                 at me, like she wants something.

       Wanda starts to chuckle a bit again.

                           OSCAR
                 C'mon. What she say?

                           WANDA
                 She looks up at me and
                 says,"Grandma, do we have any dark
                 butter?"

       Oscar looks at Wanda with a confused look.

                           OSCAR
                 Dark butter?

                           WANDA
                 Yeah, I'm thinking she saw "Food
                 Network" or something. So I say,
                 "what's dark butter sweetheart?"
                 She says, "When Daddy took me to
                 see WALL.E he asked for light
                 butter, so I want to try some dark
                 butter this time."

       Oscar looks at Wanda with a bright eyed expression.

                           OSCAR
                 She is gettin way too smart.

       Another BUZZ from the door is heard.


                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                                          29.
19      CONTINUED:                                               19

       As the two share a moment, DANIEL CALE, a stocky white inmate
       in his early 30's walks past Oscar and Wanda's table. He has
       a large, square bandage under his left eye.

                           CALE
                     (just loud enough for
                      Oscar to hear)
                 This moms right here?

       Anger flashes over Oscar's eyes.

                           CALE (CONT'D)
                 She a snitch to?

                           OSCAR
                 What? What the Fuck you say about
                 my Mom bruh?

                           WANDA
                 Oscar!

                           CALE
                 Fuck you and that bitch.

                           OSCAR
                 You tough in here with these guards
                 huh?

       Two Corrections Officers move quickly over to Oscar's table.
       Cale, continues to walk towards a the table with the Woman
       and the Frizzy Haired Girl.

                           CORRECTIONS OFFICER 1
                 Is there a problem here?

                           OSCAR
                 Naw, we good.

                           CALE
                 That's my best friend right there.

       Cale flashes a mischievous smile.

       The Corrections Officer comes over and stands between the
       two.

       Oscar watches as Cale sits down across from the woman, who
       holds the baby. Cale smiles at the woman, and makes coochie
       coo faces at the baby.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                                         30.
19      CONTINUED:                                              19

       Woman passes the child to Cale over the table.

       Oscar looks on with malice.

                           WANDA
                 Oscar, Calm down.

       Wanda's voice snaps the anger off of his face.

       He looks back to Wanda, and his anger subsides.

                           WANDA (CONT'D)
                 What happened to your face?

                            OSCAR
                 Dark butter huh? She always
                 listening.

       Wanda stares at Oscar.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 She too smart for her own good man.
                 The preschool said we should think
                 about starting her in school early.
                 Phina tell you that?

       Wanda doesn't respond.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 Yeah, we're gonna put her in
                 private school. I was lookin at St.
                 Bede the other day. It's this other
                 school that starts them off
                 learning Spanish, then it gradually
                 gets them back going on English.
                 It's like a new thing-

                           WANDA
                 I'm not coming to see you anymore.

       Oscar stops in his tracks.

                           OSCAR
                 What you mean?

                           WANDA
                 I'm not coming here, to these
                 visits anymore. This is the last
                 time.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                  31.
19      CONTINUED:                                            19

                           OSCAR
                 I know I know I know. This is my
                 last time too. I told you that. I
                 ain't goin down no more.                             

                           WANDA
                 You want to keep putting Sophina
                 through this... go ahead. But
                 Tatiana doesn't deserve this. She
                 didn't have a choice.

       Oscar takes this in.

                           OSCAR
                 She too young to know what's going
                 on right now.

                           WANDA
                 I guess that's why she asked me why
                 you love taking your vacations more
                 than being with her.

       Oscar cut his eyes from Wanda.

                           OSCAR
                 She aint say that.

                           WANDA
                 So I'm the liar now.

       Oscar takes a beat to think about this.

                           OSCAR
                 Tell her that I love her more than
                 anything in the world. And that I-




                                                       (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                                          32.
19      CONTINUED:                                               19

                           WANDA
                 Tell her yourself. Next time you
                 call. Tell your daughter how much
                 you love her over the phone. Or
                 better yet, just let her come visit
                 you?

                           OSCAR
                 I don't want her to see me like
                 this.

                              WANDA
                 Like what?

                              OSCAR
                 In a box.

                           WANDA
                 But this is how you are right now.

                           OSCAR
                 I don't want her to be exposed to
                 this.

                           WANDA
                 You've already exposed her to it!

       Wanda leans back in her chair- she's done.

                           OSCAR
                 So you really not gonna visit me no
                 more? I got four more months!!

       Oscar leans in.

                            OSCAR (CONT'D)
                     (whispering)
                 Ma, this shit aint like Rita. It's
                 crazy in here. I don't know if I
                 can make it without you seeing you
                 that long.

                           WANDA
                 I love you Oscar, I'm praying for
                 you, and I'll see you when you get
                 home.

       Wanda scoots back in her chair, stands up, and heads towards
       the exit.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                                             33.
19      CONTINUED:                                                  19

       Oscar remains seated in his chair.

                           OSCAR
                 Ma, hold up. Let me get a hug.

       Wanda continues to walk. Oscar stands up, and follows behind
       Wanda. His feet pass a yellow line.

                             OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 Ma!

       Wanda continues on, not turning around.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 Ma! Hold up!

       The C.O. sees this.

                           CORRECTIONS OFFICER 1
                 Grant, back in your assigned
                 visiting area.

       Oscar ignores him, and continues to follow his Mom.

       The C.O. hits a button on his walkie, and motions to the
       other C.O.'s. They quickly move towards Oscar and attempt to
       grab him.

                           OSCAR
                 Get the fuck off me!

       Oscar jerks away.

                             OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 Ma!

       The C.O.'s grab Oscar and lift him up off of the ground.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 Get off me! Ma! Ma!

       Wanda continues on.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                                          34.
19      CONTINUED:                                               19



                           OSCAR (CONT'D)

                 Ma. Ma! Hold up!
                     (to C.O.'s)
                 Let me just give her a hug right
                 quick before she leave!

       We pull back with Wanda as she walks away, trying to hide her
       pain. Another Corrections Officer sprints past her towards
       Oscar, who we can still see in the distance.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 Ma! Ma!
                     (to the C.O.s)
                 Get the fuck off me!
                     (to Wanda)
                 Ma! Ma!

       Oscar looks on at Wanda as she leaves, growing small in the
       distance.


20     INT. HALLMARK STORE- DAY- PRESENT                         20

       Oscar still stares off into space, moved by this memory. He
       snaps out of it, heads towards the register with the cards in
       hand.


21     INT. SOPHINA'S CAR- DAY                                   21

       Oscar starts the car up, looks at his dashboard. He sees that
       the fuel light is on.
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                      35-35A.


22     EXT. GAS STATION- DAY                                     22

       Oscar pumps his gas. He looks at a poster of Obama that reads
       CHANGE, posted on the gas pump. He looks across the lot and
       notices a Zales engagement ring poster.

       He pulls out his phone. Starts to text.

                           TO SOPHINA:
                 WANT ME TO COME UP THERE FOR YOUR
                 LUNCH BREAK?

       He sends it off. Closes, waits for a bit. It buzzes. He opens
       it.

                           FROM SOPHINA:
                 ALREADY TOOK IT.

       Oscar puts his phone back into his pocket. He turns and
       begins to pump his gas. He sets the handle to automatically
       pump, and looks up and notices something.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                          36.
22      CONTINUED:                                               22

       We see it is a gnarly- looking male PIT BULL sniffing around
       a few feet from Oscar's tires. It looks to be maybe 3 or 4
       years old. Oscar whistles at the dog and calls him over.

       Oscar pets him on the head, we see its ears are a bit
       scarred, but it has beautiful brown eyes. He feels around the
       dog's neck- no collar. Oscar looks around for an owner for a
       beat while the dog licks his hand.

       CLICK- Oscar's gas tank is full. He turns away from the dog,
       places the pump back on the base, and screws his fuel cap
       back in. He looks back to where the dog was and doesn't see
       him. He scans the block and panic strikes his face. He takes
       off running towards the street.

                           OSCAR
                 Shit! No, No, No Stop!

       SCHREECH... BAM! We hear it before we see it. A sickening
       sound. An animal YELPS, a car SPEEDS OFF. Oscar runs into the
       street chasing a car going too fast for us to see.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                     (at the car)
                 Hey! Stop you bitch ass
                 Muthafucka!!

       He stops, turns around, and runs over to something lying in
       the street. It's the dog, and he's in bad shape. Oscar picks
       the dog up out of the street, and places him on the sidewalk.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                     (whispering)
                 Come'on boy. Come on.

       The dog's breathing grows more struggled.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                     (to himself)
                 Shit.
                     (shouting)
                 Somebody help! Somebody fucking
                 Help!




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                          37.
22      CONTINUED:                                               22

       Oscar continues to pet his head. The dog starts to violently
       shake...

       He becomes unnaturally still.

       Oscar stares at the Dog for a long beat, shaken up by this.
       He looks around, no one seems to have noticed.

       He bends down, closes the Dog's eyes, and heads for his car.


23     EXT. POINT EMERY- PARKING LOT- DAY                        23

       It is an empty parking lot next to a beautiful view of the
       Bay. Oscar's car pulls up. After a short beat. A Lexus pulls
       up along side of it. Marcus hops out of the Lexus and walks
       over to Oscar's car.


24     INT. SOPHINA'S CAR                                        24

       Oscar leans over and opens the passenger side door for Marcus
       to get in.

                           MARCUS
                 Shit bruh I didn't think we was
                 ever gonna link up. You been good?

       Oscar stares out of the window.

                           OSCAR
                 I got good news and bad news my
                 nigg.

                           MARCUS
                 Awww naw, Osc bruh, don't tell me
                 you aint got it.

                           OSCAR
                 Sold it to a white boy bruh.

                           MARCUS
                 Awww Osc. For how much?

                           OSCAR
                 Gave me a rack for it.

       Marcus makes a face.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                                          38.
24      CONTINUED:                                               24

                           MARCUS
                 No way I was goin that high. Shit
                 bruh. I needed that though...
                 What's the good news?

       Oscar turns to Marcus hands him a brown pre- rolled joint.

                           OSCAR
                 For your troubles.

                           MARCUS
                 Right on Osc bruh.

       He pulls out a wad of money.

                           OSCAR
                 It's good bruh. Take it.

                             MARCUS
                 You sure?

       Oscar nods.

                           MARCUS (CONT'D)
                 Right on bruh.

       Marcus pulls out a lighter.

                           MARCUS (CONT'D)
                 Burn one with ya boy right quick.

       Marcus lights up the joint, takes a hit, holds it out for
       Oscar, but Oscar just stares out of the Window.

                           OSCAR
                 I'm good, that's all you bruh.

       Marcus puts it back into his mouth.

                           MARCUS
                 Right on Osc, then bruh.

       They slap hands, and Marcus gets out of the car. We hear him
       get into his car, and start his car up. Oscar waits for a
       beat. He then reaches under his seat and grabs something.


25     EXT. POINT EMERY- SHORELINE- DAY                             25

       Oscar walks out onto the shoreline, looking at the water. He
       looks around for a beat. He walks all the way out into the
       water. Standing on rocks.



                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                                         38A.
25      CONTINUED:                                               25

       He looks over both shoulders, to make sure no one is
       watching. He then goes into his waistband and pulls out the
       Ziplock bag of weed. He squats down, opens the bag, and dumps
       it into the water. He watches as the green buds float off.


26     EXT. WALMART ENTRANCE- CONTINOUS                          26

       Oscar walks up to the heavily crowded store entrance. We see
       Sophina exiting holding a large cardboard cake box. Oscar
       takes it from her.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
      Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                             39.
26       CONTINUED:                                       26

                            OSCAR
                  What flavor did you get.

                            SOPHINA
                  Carrot cake.

        Oscar looks at the cake box.

                            OSCAR
                  Why you didn't get ice cream?

                            SOPHINA
                  Cause it aint your birthday nigga.

                            SOPHINA (CONT'D)
                  Can you take me by my grandma's
                  house so I can get changed?

                            JASON                               
                  Yeah. You know it would be hella
                  easier if you just had your stuff
                  at my spot right. When you gonna
                  move in.

                            SOPHINA
                  Probably when you stop having trees
                  in the car before we pick up T.


        She gets into the car.


27      OMITTED                                           27


27A     OMITTED                                          27A
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                         39A.


28     EXT. FIRST FRUIT LEARNING CENTER- BACKYARD- DAY- CONTINUOUS
                                                                 28

       We follow Oscar as he turns the corner into a backyard full
       of toys and KIDS Tatiana's age. Mrs. Stacey watches them,
       smiling, but with vigilant eyes. Tatiana spots Oscar and runs
       up and gives him a hug.

       Oscar waves and smiles at Mrs. Stacey, who waves back. He
       walks over to the sign out sheet and grabs a pen.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                        40-40A.
28      CONTINUED:                                                 28

                           TATIANA
                 We played "Freeze Tag" today.

                            OSCAR
                 Oh yeah?

                           TATIANA
                 They couldn't catch me.

       Oscar looks up from the sign in sheet.

                           OSCAR
                 You think you're faster than daddy?

       Tatiana looks back at Oscar challengingly. Oscar looks at
       something behind Tatiana with concern.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 What's that right there?

       Tatiana takes the bait- the oldest trick in the book. Oscar
       takes off.


29     EXT. FIRST FRUIT LEARNING CENTER- DAY                       29

       Oscar is beating Tatiana to the car by a mile. Tatiana
       follows him laughing loudly.

                           TATIANA
                 You cheated!


30     INT. SOPHINA'S GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE- KITCHEN- DAY            30

       A small television sits next to the stove playing a
       Telenovella.

       Looking at the episode from the kitchen doorway is MARIANA
       PANGELINA, Sophina's 65 year old grandmother. SIZZLING can be
       heard coming from the kitchen. The front door opens, and in
       walks Sophina, Oscar, and Tatiana.

                           TATIANA
                 Bisabuella!

                           MARIANA
                 Hola Tatiana!

       Tatiana runs to Mariana and gives her a hug.

       Oscar gives her a kiss on the cheek. Sophina gives her a hug.
       The three take a seat at the kitchen table.


                                                          (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                                          41.
30      CONTINUED:                                               30

       Mariana continues to cook.

                           SOPHINA
                 Grandma, can you watch T tonight?
                 We gonna go to Frisco.

       Mariana shakes her head.

                           MARIANA
                 Ask your sister.

                           SOPHINA
                 But Rose got hella kids to watch.

                           MARIANA
                 But what's the difference between
                 watching six kids, and watching
                 seven?

       Sophina think about this.

                           MARIANA (CONT'D)
                     (to Tatiana)
                 Quieres pasar la noche con sus
                 primos?

       Tatiana nods. Sophina sighs, pulls out her cell phone, and
       heads out of the kitchen. Mariana turns to Oscar.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                                          41A.
30      CONTINUED:                                                30

                           MARIANA (CONT'D)
                     (to Oscar)
                 How's work?

                           OSCAR
                 You know... it's work.

                           MARIANA
                 Hmm.

       Oscar thinks on this, exits the kitchen in the direction of
       Sophina. Only Tatiana is left at the table. Mariana smiles.
       At her. She puts some pollo on a fork, and takes it over to
       her.


31     INT. SOPHINA'S CHILDHOOD BEDROOM- MOMENTS LATER            31

       As Oscar enters, we see Sophina is in her bra and panties,
       talking into her cellphone. She lays several different
       outfits out on the bed. Oscar closes the bedroom door, leans
       on it.

                           SOPHINA
                     (into phone)
                 Alright... We'll be through there
                 at like 10..

       She hangs up her phone, and tosses it on the bed.

                           SOPHINA (CONT'D)
                 Rose gonna watch T.

       She looks through the clothes on her bed and lifts up a
       checkered hoodie, puts it to her chest. Looks at herself in a
       full body mirror, sighs at her reflection.

                           SOPHINA (CONT'D)
                 What you think?

                            OSCAR
                     (disinterested)
                 It's cool.




                                                           (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                                          42.
31      CONTINUED:                                               31

       Sophina turns around and looks at Oscar, senses something is
       eating at him. She puts the hoodie down, and walks over to
       him.

                           SOPHINA
                 You okay? You been hella weird
                 today.

                           OSCAR
                 Naw, I'm smooth. Just a little
                 tired.

       Sophina's not buying it.

                           SOPHINA
                 Osc. Wussup?

       Oscar looks at her for a beat. Cuts his eyes.

                           OSCAR
                     (to himself)
                 Fuck it.
                     (to Sophina)
                 I lost my job.

       Sophina looks at him like he's speaking another language...
       for a long beat.

                           SOPHINA
                 What the fuck you mean? Did they
                 lay you off?

       Oscar doesn't say anything.

                           SOPHINA (CONT'D)
                 They doing cutbacks or some shit?

                           OSCAR
                 I got fired.

                             SOPHINA
                 For what?

                           OSCAR
                 Showin up late. Missed a couple
                 days when I had to get some money.

                           SOPHINA
                 They told you today?

       Oscar waits a beat.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                                      43.
31      CONTINUED:                                           31

                            OSCAR
                 Keep it real, they fired me two
                 weeks ago.

       Sophina's eyes get as wide as quarters.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 My bad-

                           SOPHINA
                 Don't fucking my bad me Osc! What
                 was you doin when you was
                 pretending to go to work? You know
                 what? I don't even want to know.

                           OSCAR
                 I thought I was gonna be able to
                 get my shit back.

       Sophina looks at him and shakes her head.

                           SOPHINA
                     (to herself)
                 You think life a fucking joke...
                 You think you're gonna get fired
                 and then somebody is gona give you
                 thier job back? What world do you
                 live in?

                           OSCAR
                 Phina,

                           SOPHINA
                 You aint shit, you know that? You
                 lie to me, you lie to your fucking
                 daughter. You don't give a fuck
                 about us.

                           OSCAR
                 I didn't have to tell you shit.




                                                      (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                                       44.
31      CONTINUED:                                            31



                           SOPHINA
                 So you would have just kept faking
                 like you were going to work? And
                 would have just been out bustin
                 nocks? And doing whatever else, or
                 WHOEVER else you do while I'm at
                 work?

                           OSCAR
                 I thought you wanted the truth...
                 But you ain't trying to hear that.

       Sophina doesn't know what to say to this.

                            SOPHINA
                 I want you to be honest with me.
                 But off top. From the fucking jump.
                 Not after you lie for two weeks get
                 cornered, and don't have a choice.
                     (beat)
                 What did you today. Hmm. I bet you
                 sold that fucking zip.

                           OSCAR
                 I dumped it. I'm done with that
                 shit. I'm tired. That's what I'm
                 trying to tell you. Thought I could
                 start fresh today. But that shit
                 aint working out.

       A long beat.

                           SOPHINA
                 You threw it away?

       Oscar nods.




                                                       (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                                          45.
31      CONTINUED:                                               31

                            SOPHINA (CONT'D)
                  You tossed a whole zip of weed. And
                  you don't have a job.

       Oscar doesn't say anything. He smiles at this.

                            SOPHINA (CONT'D)
                  Oh my God I could slap you right
                  now.

       Sophina hugs him, he doesn't resist this time. Hugs her back.

                            SOPHINA (CONT'D)
                  What are you gonna do?

                            OSCAR
                  I don't know? Something legal.
                  Gonna see if my sister can hire me
                  again, while I look. Maybe if I can
                  just not fuck up, for 30 days..
                  Oprah said that's all it takes to
                  form a habit, right?

       Sophina laughs, Oscar kisses her.

                            SOPHINA
                  Look at me.

       Oscar looks at her closely.

                            SOPHINA (CONT'D)
                  You really done with that shit?

       He nods.

                            SOPHINA (CONT'D)
                  You better be. Don't make me have
                  to do this shit alone, again. I
                  don't know if I can.

       Oscar kisses her neck. Sophina reaches back and unhooks her
       bra. Oscar kisses her face, picks her up.
     Blue (6/13/2012)                                         45A.


32     INT. SOPHINA'S GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE- KITCHEN- DUSK         32

       Mariana and Tatiana sit side by side at the table, spellbound
       by the Telenovella.
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                       46-48.


33     EXT. GRANDMA BONNIE'S HOUSE- PORCH- NIGHT                  33

       Oscar, with Tatiana sitting on his shoulders, and a bag of
       crabs in his hand, walks up to the porch of a modest house.
       Sophina stands at his side holding a cake. Oscar uses his key
       to open the door.


34     INT. GRANDMA BONNIE'S HOUSE- ENTRANCE- NIGHT               34

       The three enter the house and walk through the house into the
       kitchen.

       Wanda, wearing casual clothes now, fills up a pot with water.
       Grandma Bonnie washes a basin full of vegetables.

                           OSCAR
                 Happy Birthday!

       Oscar takes Tatiana off her shoulders and sits her down.
       Everyone greets each other.

                           WANDA
                 Hey baby. You guys are just in
                 time.

       Oscar sits the crabs down on the counter next to the sink. He
       gives his mother a big bear hug. She smiles, hugs him back
       just as tight. Oscar lets go and moves on to his grandmother.

       Sophina and Tatiana come give Wanda hugs.

                           WANDA (CONT'D)
                 Oh my god, you guys got a cake too?

       Sophina blushes.

       Everyone laughs at this... even Ceephus.

       Wanda and Grandma Bonnie begin to take the groceries out of
       the plastic bag. Wanda pulls out two massive crabs. Looks in
       the bag and sees the third.

                           WANDA (CONT'D)
                 Osc. You know all I needed was two,
                 you didn't have to spend so much
                 money.

                           OSCAR
                 Don't trip, it wasn't that much.

       Oscar turns from the kitchen into the den.
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                         49.


36     INT. GRANDMA BONNIE'S HOUSE- DEN- NIGHT                  36

       Two men in their 50's sit down on the couch across from a TV
       playing ESPN. These are Oscar's uncles DARYL and CEEPHUS
       JOHNSON. Oscar walks over to a recliner adjacent to them and
       pulls the Hallmark Bag out of his waistband. He sits down in
       the recliner and signs his Mom's card.

                           OSCAR
                 Who you goin for in the Super Bowl
                 Unc?

       Oscar watches, and waits for them to take the bait.

                             CEEPHUS
                 Steelers.

       Daryl shakes his head at this.

                           DARYL
                 A Raiders fan, cheering for the
                 Steelers.

                           CEEPHUS
                 Black uniforms, black players,
                 black coach. Coach even has a black
                 wife. I'm going with the Steelers.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                            50.
36      CONTINUED:                                                 36

                           DARYL
                 You're insane, you know that?

       Oscar cracks up at this.


37     INT. GRANDMA BONNIE'S HOUSE- KITCHEN- NIGHT- CONTINUOUS     37


       START MONTAGE

       Wanda and Sophina clean the crab with brushes and different
       utensils. Grandma Bonnie starts up a roux in a large skillet.

       Uncle Daryl makes a large pitcher of lemonade from
       concentrate. Sophina and Oscar pull out glasses, dishes, and
       utensils for everyone. Tatiana watches Oscar closely.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                                          51.
37      CONTINUED:                                               37

       A large pot is placed atop the gas stove. The burner blazes
       under it, as Wanda drops the now clean crabs into the bucket.

       She drops in the vegetables and begins to stir. Bowls are
       grabbed by everyone and they are filled up by Wanda, with
       white rice first, and then the brown gumbo is poured over it,
       along with large pieces of un- cracked crab.

       Everyone eats their gumbo in the kitchen. Laughing talking.
       Wanda blows out the candles on her cake, cuts it, Hands out
       everyone a slice.


       END MONTAGE


38     INT. GRANDMA BONNIE'S HOUSE- DEN- HOURS LATER               38

       Everyone is finishing up their cake, it's about half gone
       now. Oscar sits on the couch between Wanda and Sophina.

       Ceephus and Daryl now sit in plush chairs with metal frames
       pulled up next to the coffee table. Grandma Bonnie sits in a
       recliner at the foot of the coffee table.

                           GRANDMA BONNIE
                 If somebody told me say twenty
                 years ago, that I would live to see
                 it happen, I'd have laughed in
                 their face.

                           OSCAR
                 If somebody would have told me that
                 two years ago I would have laughed
                 in their face.

                           DARYL
                 And here we are. 2008 and its
                 happened.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                       52.
38      CONTINUED:                                            38

                           CEEPHUS
                 But I think it's a sign of the
                 times. The country is in bad enough
                 shape for them to hand it over to a
                 black guy. Look, if Bush hadn't
                 have messed the country up so bad.
                 Would he have even had a shot?

                           DARYL
                 I think he still would have had a
                 shot.

                           CEEPHUS
                 But would he have won though?

                           WANDA
                 Well, I'm happy the did win. If the
                 country really is as messed up as
                 you say, I think he's our best
                 chance of fixing it.




                                                       (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                       53.
38      CONTINUED:                                            38

                           SOPHINA
                 I keep thinking about how much it
                 means for T.

                           OSCAR
                 When I was coming up, Teachers used
                 to love to tell me, "You can be the
                 President of the United States."

                           WANDA
                 You'd make a great politician. You
                 can talk your way out of anything.

       Sophina and Oscar share a look.

                            OSCAR
                 But I'll never forget, in my fourth
                 grade classroom we had this poster.
                 It had all 40 some odd presidents
                 on that thang. And I looked at all
                 they faces. And it was all white
                 dudes. At that point, I realized my
                 teachers was lying to me.
                     (beat)
                 A part of me aint believed what no
                 teacher has said to me since.

                           DARYL
                 Now there will be a black face on
                 those posters.




                                                       (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                          54.
38      CONTINUED:                                               38

                           GRANDMA BONNIE
                 Well let's let him get in there
                 first.

                           WANDA
                 I know, I still feel like it's just
                 too good to be true.

                           CEEPHUS
                 What's so good about it?

                           DARYL
                 A black man, one of us has been
                 elected president, fair and square.

       Ceephus shakes his head at this.

                           CEEPHUS
                 But he's not one of us. He wasn't
                 affected by slavery.

       Wanda has had enough of this. She stands up and starts to
       grab everyone's plates. She heads into the kitchen to wash.
       Oscar watches her for a beat, then follows after her.
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                     55.


39     INT. GRANDMA BONNIE'S HOUSE- KITCHEN- MOMENTS LATER       39

       Wanda stands over the sink washing the dishes. Oscar stands
       next to her, drying them.                                        

                           WANDA (O.S.)
                 Thanks for your help tonight.

                                                                        

                           OSCAR
                 Oh, Come'on Ma, don't mention it.
                 You shouldn't even be doing this.

                           WANDA
                 I enjoy washing dishes. It's
                 relaxing.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                     56.
39      CONTINUED:                                               39

       Oscar rolls his eyes at this. She hands him another dish.

                            WANDA (CONT'D)
                 I really enjoyed having you here.
                     (beat)
                 You think it's safe for me to get
                 used to having you around?

                           OSCAR
                 I told you. I aint missin no more
                 parties.

       She looks at Oscar for a long beat, searching for the truth
       in his eyes. She finds it.

                           WANDA
                 You guys got plans for tonight?

                           OSCAR
                 Yeah, nothing major. Gonna meet up
                 with Cato, Jack, Jason and couple                      
                 other cats. Head out to the City.

                           WANDA
                 You guys gonna go OUT OUT?

                           OSCAR
                 Naw. We gonna keep it low key.
                 Probably just catch the fireworks,
                 and then roll around after that.

                           WANDA
                 Roll around?

                           OSCAR
                 Yeah, just chill, we'll be cool.
                 Sophina's got work in the morning
                 too.

                           WANDA
                 You guys gonna be drinking?




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                     57.
39      CONTINUED:                                               39

                           OSCAR
                 I'm sure they will. I'm not gonna
                 be drinking.

       Wanda looks at Oscar, not buying it. Oscar laughs.

                           WANDA
                 Why don't you catch BART out there?
                 That way you can drink and hang
                 out, and not have to worry about
                 anything.

                           OSCAR
                 Yeah we might catch BART.

                           WANDA
                 No traffic either. You know its
                 gonna be crazy. Going and coming
                 back.

                           OSCAR
                 Yeah, we might have to do it.

                            WANDA
                 Promise me, if you and your friends
                 go, you'll catch the train.
                     (beat)
                 I'm serious.

                           OSCAR
                 Okay, I promise.

                           WANDA
                 Aight. Don't make me follow you
                 guys to make sure... you remember
                 Prom.

       Oscar laughs at this so hard he has to sit the bowl. He pulls
       out his phone and starts to text.

                           TO CATO:                                     
                 Let's catch BART out there. Tell
                 everybody to meet at South Hayward
                 Station.

       He presses send. He picks the dish back up, and dries it. His
       phone buzzes. He look at it.

                           FROM CATO:                                   
                 Aight bet. We'll see you there in
                 minute.
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                          58.


40     INT. GRANDMA BONNIE'S- HOUSE- DEN- 20 MINUTES LATER          40

       Oscar, Sophina, and Tatiana say their good-byes to Grandma
       Bonnie, and Uncle Daryl and Uncle Ceephus.

       Oscar walks up to Wanda.

                           OSCAR
                 Alright we out, Birthday Girl. Love
                 you.

                           WANDA
                 Love you too, son. And Happy New
                 Year.

       Oscar gives her a big hug and kiss, then turns and leads his
       family out of the door. Wanda watches them, and shuts the
       door behind him.


41     INT. SOPHINA'S CAR- LATER                                    41

       Oscar drives through Hayward in silence, turning his wheels.
       Tatiana watches out of the backseat passenger window with a
       solemn expression.

       She looks up at a bright flash of light in the sky. We see
       outside her window, a group of YOUNG TEENAGERS stand on a
       street corner and shoot off a Roman Candle.


42     OMITTED                                                      42


43     INT. SOPHINA'S CAR- CONTINUOUS                               43

       Oscar and Sophina sit in the front seat of the car. They both
       look tired. They look back at Tatiana who continues to
       lookout of the window.

                           OSCAR
                     (whispering)
                 You don't want to just call it a
                 night?

       Sophina thinks about this. Shakes her head.

                           SOPHINA
                     (whispering as well)
                 I want to go to the city... It's
                 been a minute since we been out
                 together too.



                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                           59.
43      CONTINUED:                                                43

                            OSCAR
                 Alright.

       They both get out of the car. Oscar grabs Tatiana and walks
       up to the house. He rings the doorbell.


44     INT. ROSE'S HOUSE- LIVING ROOM- CONTINUOUS                   44

       ROSE, Sophina's 27 year old sister, sits on the couch in
       front of a small television. She wears sweatpants and a pink
       T shirt.

       Sprawled out a pallate of blankets and pillows on the carpet
       are Rose's kids, (all Hispanic) Lala (8) Issac (6) twins
       Eilly and Angelo (5), Alena (2).

       The doorbell rings, and Rose gets up off of the couch and
       opens up the door.

       Oscar bursts into the living room.

                           OSCAR
                 Happy New Year!!!! ARRRGHHHH!!!

                           KIDS
                 Uncle Oscar!!!!!

       Rose's kids all jump up and growl back, mobbing Oscar, all
       smiles, clawing at his pants.

                           ISSAC
                 You gonna sleep over uncle Oscar?

       Oscar smiles at this, and shakes his head.

                           LALA
                 Pleeeaaaase mommy can Uncle Oscar
                 spend the night?

       Oscar struggles for a bit, laughing, Tatiana jumps into the
       fray, helping her cousins tackle her Dad. Oscar, gives up,
       laughing, and falls to the carpet.

       Rose and Sophina look on at this. Sophina laughs, Rose
       doesn't.

                            ROSE
                 C'mon Osc, I just got them ready
                 for bed...




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                    59aA.
44      CONTINUED:                                           44

                           OSCAR
                 Ok, ok, ok. My bad. Stop you guys.
                 Time out.




                                                      (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                         59A.
44      CONTINUED:                                               44

                           ROSE
                 You guys let your uncle up.

       The kids ease up on Oscar a bit. Oscar sits up, and looks at
       Tatiana.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                             60.
44      CONTINUED:                                                  44

                           OSCAR
                 Let's brush those teeth.

                           TATIANA
                 No!

       She backs up smiling, and laughing.

                           OSCAR
                 You want your teeth to rot? And
                 your breath to smell like gumbo?

                           TATIANA
                 Yes!

       Oscar looks at her seriously.

                           OSCAR
                 No you don't. Because then- THE
                 GUMBO MONSTER WILL GET YOU!!!!!

       Oscar quickly moves in for the attack. Tickling Tatiana and
       picking her up. Rose's Kids laugh and follow Oscar towards-


45     INT. ROSE'S HOUSE- BATHROOM- NIGHT                           45

       It is a modest bathroom. Oscar sits Tatiana on a wooden stool
       in front of the sink.

       Tatiana gets ready to place the toothbrush into her mouth but
       stops. She looks up at Oscar.

                           OSCAR
                 What?

                           TATIANA
                 You had gumbo, too.

       Oscar looks back at Tatiana guiltily.

                                                         CUT TO:


46     INT. ROSE'S HOUSE- BATHROOM- SECONDS LATER                   46

       Both Tatiana and Oscar stand side by side brushing their
       teeth, smiling while brushing. Oscar uses his finger.
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                          61.


47     INT. ROSE'S HOUSE- BEDROOM                                   47

       Oscar puts Tatiana into her pajamas. Sophina stands in the
       doorway watching them.

                           TATIANA
                 You guys aren't gonna sleep over
                 too?

                           OSCAR
                 Me and Mommy are gonna go see some
                 friends for a little bit. We'll be
                 right back.

                           TATIANA
                 But I don't want you to go.

                           OSCAR
                 We'll be back, in a few hours I
                 promise.

                           TATIANA
                 But you should go to bed. You
                 already brushed your teeth.
                 Remember?

                           OSCAR
                 I know, I know. But me and Mommy
                 promised our friends we would go
                 and visit them. We'll be back
                 before you wake up, okay?

       Oscar leans over and gives Tatiana a kiss on the cheek. He
       gets up and gets ready to leave.

                           TATIANA
                 Nooo! Don't go.

       She grabs his arm. Tears well up in her eyes.

                           TATIANA (CONT'D)
                 I'm scared.

                           OSCAR
                 Scared of what?

                           TATIANA
                 I hear guns outside.

                           OSCAR
                 Those are just firecrakers. You'll
                 be safe inside.



                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                       62.
47      CONTINUED:                                            47

                           TATIANA
                 But what about you daddy?

                           OSCAR
                 I'll be just fine. I'll tell you
                 what, tomorrow when we wake up,
                 we'll play "Candyland". And then
                 guess what we can do after that?

                           TATIANA
                 Go to the park?

                           OSCAR
                 Better.

                           TATIANA
                 "Toys R Us?"

                           OSCAR
                 Better than that.

                           TATIANA
                 What?

                           OSCAR
                 Chuck e Cheese's.

       Tatiana cracks a gigantic smile.

                           TATIANA
                 Really?

                           OSCAR
                 I promise. We'll play all the
                 games. And daddy's gonna give you
                 lots of tokens okay?

                           TATIANA
                 Okay.

                           OSCAR
                 And me and you are gonna eat up all
                 the pizza okay? We're gonna even
                 eat mommy's pizza because she can't
                 have carbs.

                           TATIANA
                 What's a carb?

                           OSCAR
                 Don't worry about that.

       Oscar stands up.


                                                       (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                     62A.
47      CONTINUED:                                           47

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 I'm gonna head out now baby, okay?

       Tatiana pouts.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 You don't want to go in there with
                 your cousins?




                                                      (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                          63.
47      CONTINUED:                                               47

       Tatiana shakes her head, still not happy about Oscar leaving.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 I love you.

       He kisses her on the cheek.

                           TATIANA
                 Love you too Daddy.

       Oscar and Sophina leave the room. We hear them say bye to
       Rose.


48     OMITTED                                                     48




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                       64.
48      CONTINUED:                                                 48




49     EXT. SOUTH HAYWARD BART STATION PARKING LOT- LATER          49

       We follow Oscar and Sophina as they approach a tough looking
       group of 20 somethings. Among the group is Cato, Jason GREER,       
       KRIS RAFFERTY, Brandon and Tim BRYSON, CARLOS REYES, and            
       VANESSA RODRIGUEZ.                                                  

       Oscar approaches the group and greets everyone.

                           OSCAR
                 Yall ready?

       The group starts walking towards the BART turnstiles. Talking
       as they walk. Jason leans in and whispers to Cato.                  

                           JASON                                           
                 I can't believe these niggas
                 brought they broads. Finna be hella
                 work in Frisco tonight.

       Vanessa takes a Tea Bottle from Carlos, her boyfriend.

                           CARLOS
                 You gonna slow down? I'm not
                 dragging your drunk ass all over
                 Frisco.




                                                            (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                  65.
49      CONTINUED:                                            49

       Brandon leans in to Kris and Tim.                              

                           BRANDON                                    
                 Two Thousand Nine... don't even
                 sound right bruh. But Twenty Ten?
                 Twenty Ten is the year my nigga. We
                 gettin it in, for Twenty Ten. See?
                 Don't nothing even rhyme with Two
                 Thousand Nine.

       Tim shakes his head.                                           

                            TIM                                       
                 What you said just rhymed, you dumb
                 ass nigga!

                           BRANDON                                    
                 Man fuck that. I'm boycottin 2009
                 bruh. Come twelve o' clock it's
                 officially Twenty- Ten. We "gettin
                 it in" in Twenty- Ten.

       Kris thinks about this.

                           KRIS
                 What about Twenty Twenty though?
                 That shit hard as fuck. Two
                 twenties. We "gettin' plenty" in
                 twenty twenty.

                           BRANDON                                    
                 But that's skippin too many years
                 bruh. You can't skip a whole
                 decade.

       Brandon turns to Oscar.                                        




                                                       (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                       66.
49      CONTINUED:                                                 49

                           BRANDON (CONT'D)                              
                 Osc, Osc! Take a shot with ya bruh
                 for the New Year.

       Oscar smiles, takes it. Drinks a small shot, and hands it
       back to Brandon. Brandon lifts the bottle up at Oscar like a      
       toast.

                           BRANDON (CONT'D)                              
                 To Twenty- Ten.

       He takes a quick swig. Oscar gives Brandon a "What the fuck       
       are you talking about" look. The group laughs at this, and
       follow Oscar's lead towards the station entrance.


50     INT. SOUTH HAYWARD BART STATION LOBBY- CONTINUOUS           50

       The group enters through the turnstiles, sticking their
       tickets in and retrieving them as they pass through.

       They head up the stairs towards the platform.


51     INT. SOUTH HAYWARD BART STATION PLATFORM- CONTINUOUS        51

       The San Francisco bound train is docked and a few passengers
       are still getting on to it.

                           BART ANNOUNCEMENT VOICE
                 Please stand clear, doors closing.

       Oscar runs up and stops the doors just as they are about to
       close. He holds it while the rest of the group boards.
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                      67.


52     INT. SAN FRANCISCO BOUND TRAIN- CAR 1- CONTINUOUS          52

       Oscar boards, the doors close, and the train takes off. He
       looks around and sees the car is packed with COMMUTERS. He
       moves through the crowd to the back of the car he pulls open
       the doors and the group enters-


53     INT. SAN FRANCISCO BOUND TRAIN- CAR 2- CONTINUOUS          53

       Oscar looks around and heads over to some standing room next
       to where DANAE a gorgeous Black woman in her late 20's sits
       wearing a ball gown and leather jacket.

       Across from her sit KAREN and DONALD, a White couple dressed
       in similar clothing. There is an empty seat next to Danae,
       but Oscar, Sophina, Tim, Kris, Vanessa, and Carlos all remain      
       standing. Brandon, however, slides into the empty seat. He         
       puts his arm around Danae's seat.

                           BRANDON                                        
                 Make sure you keep your hands to
                 yourself...

       The group laughs at this. Danae turns and looks at Brandon,        
       who is making a funny face at her. She can't hold in her
       smile.

       Brandon takes his arm down and offers her the bottle of            
       Hennessy- she declines. He turns to Karen and Donald, and
       offers it. Donald opens his jacket and pulls out a flask. He
       lifts it at Brandon, smiling. Brandon lifts his bottle in          
       return. The both take a swig.


54     EXT. HAYWARD STREET- NIGHT- CONTINUOUS                     54

       The BART train zooms by above street traffic.


55     INT. SAN FRANCISCO BOUND BART- TRAIN CAR 2- CONTINUOUS     55

       A few seats down from Oscar. Jason and Cato have found some        
       company. LAUREN and ASHAE two super attractive Black girls in
       their 20's sit next to each other. They pass a "Black and
       Mild" cigar back and forth.

       Cato and Jason hold onto the rails standing over them. Cato        
       takes his joint from behind his ear, lights it.

                           CATO                                           
                 You know it's illegal to smoke
                 "Blacks" on BART right?


                                                           (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                        68.
55      CONTINUED:                                                  55

                           LAUREN
                     (laughing)
                 Is that right officer?

       Cato passes the lit joint to Jason.                                

                           CATO                                           
                 But its cool. We'll let you slide
                 cause its New Years and all.

       Ashae looks up at Jason.                                           

                           ASHAE
                 I like your dreads.

       Jason passes her the joint. She takes it, puts her to her          
       lips.

                           JASON                                          
                 I like your everything. We should
                 work something out.

       Ashae smiles and shakes her head as she takes a drag in.
       Lauren laughs.

                             LAUREN
                 We gay.

       Cato looks at them for a beat. He puts his arm around Jason.       

                           CATO                                           
                 Shit, we gay too. We can do the
                 whole gay thing together.

                           JASON                                          
                 Collaboration... It'll be fun.

       Lauren and Ashae laugh at this. Not buying it for a second.

                           LAUREN
                 Yall not gay.

                           CATO                                           
                 Real shit... watch...

       Cato turns to Oscar, who is hugged up with Sophina.                

                           CATO (CONT'D)                                  
                     (shouting across the car)
                 Osc!! Osc my nigga!!!
                     (motions to Jason)                                   
                 Aint we gay?



                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                     69.
55      CONTINUED:                                               55

                           OSCAR
                     (shouting back)
                 Yall niggas is Gay as Fuck!

       Everyone on the train laughs at this. Cato turns back to the     
       girls.

                             CATO                                       
                 See?

                           MALE BART TRAIN OPERATOR (V.O.)
                 Now approaching... West Oakland
                 Station.

       The standing passengers brace themselves, as the train slows
       to a stop.

                           MALE BART TRAIN OPERATOR (V.O.)
                 Sorry folks, there's gonnna be a
                 slight delay while we sort out an
                 issue with this other train.

       Hands open connecting car doors from the other side,
       revealing DARIUS, a tough looking Back teenager wearing a
       hoodie and a colorful backpack. He is followed by two other
       BLACK TEENAGERS- his friends. Darius makes eye contact with
       Oscar for a long beat... lifts his head.

       Oscar lifts his head back, and looks down at his phone: It
       reads 11:55pm.

                           OSCAR
                 We gon miss the countdown bruh.

                           BRANDON                                      
                 We aint gonna miss shit, we can get
                 it poppin right here.

       He presses a few buttons on his iPhone. It plays the MAC DRE
       song "FEELIN MYSELF" he turns it up. Oscar's friends nod
       their heads to the music.

       Darius' face brightens up and he takes off his backpack, He
       digs in it.

                           DARIUS
                 Wait, bruh.

       He pulls some laptop speakers out of his bag, leans over
       Danae, and plugs the jack into Brandon's phone. The MAC DRE      
       now pumps through the whole car.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                       70.
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                           BRANDON                                       
                 Right on lil bruh!

       More commuters start to dance, including Darius, and his two
       friends, who move like professional "Turf" dancers.


56     EXT. DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO SKYLINE- SIMUTANEOUS            56

       The Bay Bridge and skyscrapers are beautifully illuminated in
       the moonlight.


57     EXT. EMBARCADERO ST. SAN FRANCISCO- SIMULTANEOUS            57

       A group of hundreds of people are gathered on the pier
       overlooking the water. The group is mostly white though
       diverse in age: Teenagers, young families with kids in
       strollers, middle aged married couples, tweens.

       They check their wrist watches and cell phones periodically,
       and look to the sky with anticipation.


58     INT. SAN FRANCISCO BOUND BART TRAIN- CAR 2- CONTINUOUS      58

       It's a party on BART. The train starts to move, and everybody
       CHEERS.

                            OSCAR
                 Wait, how we gonna do the
                 countdown?

                           TIM                                           
                 Use your phone bruh.

                           OSCAR
                 My phone don't got no seconds.

       Oscar looks around the car, zeroes in on Donald.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 You bruh, you got a watch?

       Donald holds up his left wrist and nods his head. Oscar turns
       to Brandon.                                                       

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 Turn the music off bruh!!!

       Brandon turns down the dial on the music.                         
     Blue (6/13/2012)                                             71.


59     EXT. EMBARCADERO ST./ FERRY BUILDING- SIMULTANEOUS           59

       We see what the crowd is staring at- A large old fashioned
       clock on the side of the Ferry Building reads 11:58. The
       minute hand ticks to 11:59pm.


60     INT. SAN FRANCISCO BOUND BART TRAIN- CAR 2                   60

       Oscar, Sophina and the other commuters are huddled around
       Donald, who is now standing up, watching the second hand tick
       on his watch, and waving his right finger like an orchestral
       conductor.

                           EVERYBODY ON CAR
                 TEN... NINE... EIGHT...


61     EXT. EMBARCADERO ST./ FERRY BUILDING- SIMULTANEOUS           61

       Hundreds of faces look off into the sky with anticipation in
       their eyes.


62     INT. SAN FRANCISCO BOUND BART TRAIN- CAR 2                   62

                           EVERYBODY ON CAR
                 FIVE... FOUR..


63     EXT. EMBARCADERO ST./ FERRY BUILDING SAN FRANCISCO-          63
       SIMULTANEOUS

       A CHILD, white girl about 6 years old, points to something in
       the sky, she smiles.


64     INT. SAN FRANCISCO BOUND BART TRAIN- CAR 2- SIMULTANEOUS     64

                           EVERYBODY ON CAR
                 TWO..... ONE.....


65     EXT. EMBARCADERO ST./ FERRY BUILDING SAN FRANCISCO-          65
       SIMULTANEOUS


       SLOW MOTION- CHILD'S POV

       A clear sky except for a small gray spec that slowly
       approaches the center of frame and suddenly...




                                                            (CONTINUED)
     Blue (6/13/2012)                                         71A.
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       BOOM! The spec explodes into a dazzling cluster of red and
       blue fireworks.

                                                        BACK TO:
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                        72.


66     EXT. EMBARCADERO ST./ FERRY BUILDING SAN FRANCISCO-          66
       SIMULTANEOUS

       The crowd looks on with wonder, their faces illuminated by
       the fireworks.


67     INT. SAN FRANCISCO BOUND BART TRAIN- CAR 2- SIMULTANEOUS     67

                              EVERYBODY ON CAR
                    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!

       It's pandemonium. Everyone on the car is going crazy. Brandon      
       turns on the MAC DRE again.

                              BRANDON                                     
                    Happy TWENTY- TEN!!! FUCK TWO
                    THOUSAND NINE.

       Donald gives Karen a peck on the lips. Lauren and Ashae kiss
       passionately, showing off. Cato and Jason record this with         
       their cell phones.


68     EXT. EMBARCADERO ST./ FERRY BUILDING SAN FRANCISCO-          68
       SIMULTANEOUS

       The fireworks are dazzling. Now greens, blues, purples, and
       whites, all beaming brilliantly.

       The crowd cheers in amazement. An ASIAN COUPLE kiss.


69     INT. SAN FRANCISCO BOUND BART TRAIN- CAR 2- SIMULTANEOUS     69

       Oscar holds Sophina close.

                              OSCAR
                    Happy New Year baby.

                              SOPHINA
                    Happy New Year, Osc.

       They kiss.

                              BART ANNOUNCEMENT VOICE
                    Now approaching Montgomery Station.

       Oscar and Sophina brace, as the train comes to a stop, almost
       loosing their balance. They laugh at this. The doors open and
       the group, along with the other passengers, exit the car.
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                   73-74.


70     INT. MONTGOMERY STATION LOBBY- MOMENTS LATER                 70

       The group walks through the Bart Station Lobby, ahead A
       MUSICIAN sits in a chair playing an ERHU, a box full of
       dollar bills sits in front of him.

       As the group passes the Musician, Cato drops a dollar in his       
       hat.

                           JASON                                          
                 Nigga, you could have gave that
                 shit to me!

                           CATO                                           
                 Learn how to play the guitar, and I
                 got you bruh!

       The group steps onto an escalator, and we follow them up to-


71     EXT. EMBARCADERO STREET- NIGHT- CONTINUOUS                   71

       The group exits the BART station and walks out onto the
       Downtown San Francisco street. PEDESTRIANS are everywhere.

                           VANESSA
                 I gotta find somewhere to pee.

                           SOPHINA
                 I gotta go too.

       We loose the group into the crowd of pedestrians.


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                                                           (CONTINUED)
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73     EXT. SAN FRANCISCO LIQUOR STORE- MOMENTS LATER              73

       Oscar looks from closed store to closed store, the group
       following closely behind him. He spots Sammy, Middle Eastern,     
       Early 50's, closing the metal gates on his store.

       Oscar trots up ahead of the group to Sammy.                       

                             OSCAR
                 Say bruh.

                           SAMMY                                         
                 We're all closed.

                           OSCAR
                 I know man, but a couple young
                 ladies with me really got to use
                 the bathroom man.

                            SAMMY                                        
                 I'm all closed up, besides, I don't
                 even have a rest room for
                 customers.

                           OSCAR
                 But you got one for employees
                 right?

       Sammy ignores him.                                                

       Sophina, Vanessa, and the rest of the group gather behind
       Oscar now.

       Sammy shuts the gate and pulls out the key.                       

       Oscar sees this. He turns to Sophina and Vanessa who look as
       if they are both about to explode.

       Oscar goes into his pocket. He pulls out a $10 bill.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                     76.
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                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 Look bruh, I aint rich. This my
                 last ten dollars. All I got on me.
                 Now you can take this $10, and open
                 the store up and let them use the
                 bathroom. Or you could go home, and
                 when you get here tomorrow, its
                 gonna be a puddle of piss right
                 there.

       Oscar points to the ground in front of the door.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 Cause they aint gonna piss on
                 themselves bruh.

       Oscar holds out the money.

       Sammy turns and looks at him.                                     
                           SAMMY                                         
                 Just two girls?

       Oscar looks back to the group. Sophina and Vanessa step up
       meekly.

                           OSCAR
                 These two right here.

       Sammy looks them over for a beat.                                 

                             SAMMY                                       
                 Come on.

       He opens the gate and starts to unlock the door.

                           SOPHINA
                 Thank you so much.

       He nods and opens up the door. Oscar steps over and tries to
       hand him the $10 bill, but Sammy waves it off.                    

                           SAMMY                                         
                 Its okay. Happy New Year.

                           OSCAR
                 Right on bruh. Happy New Year to
                 you too. Thank you.

       He nods back at Oscar and walks into the store followed by
       the two girls.

       Oscar looks back at the group.


                                                          (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                     77.
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       A limo, filled with girls has pulled up down the street.
       Brandon walks up and tries to talk his way onto it. All the      
       boys head over and talk to the girls, leaving Oscar by
       himself for a beat.

                           PETER (O.S.)
                 Please tell me this place has a
                 bathroom.

       Oscar turns around sees PETER a white thirty something guy in
       a North Face jacket. His wife STEPH, 30's is six months
       pregnant, and is doing the same potty dance we saw earlier
       from Vanessa.

       Oscar pounds on the glass door of the liquor store. Sammy        
       walks out into view. He lifts his hands, "What?"

       Oscar points to Steph. Sammy opens up the door.                  

                           SAMMY                                        
                 You gotta be kidding me.

                           OSCAR
                 She pregnant...

       Steph looks at him with puppy dog eyes. Sammy breaks down and    
       lets her in.

                              STEPH
                 Thank you.

       Sammy turns to Oscar.                                            

                           SAMMY                                        
                 No more man.

       Oscar nods.

                           PETER
                 Thanks bro.

       Sammy closes the door.                                           

                           PETER (CONT'D)
                 Appreciate that man. Thought she
                 was gonna have to go in the street.

                           OSCAR
                 No problem.

       Oscar notices the ring on Peter's finger.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                                          78.
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                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 How long yall been married?

                           PETE
                 Eight years.

       Oscar nods at this. Pete looks at Oscar's hand for a ring,
       doesn't see one.

                           PETE (CONT'D)
                 You thinking about it?

       Oscar nods.

                           PETER
                 What's stopping you?

                             OSCAR
                 Money.

                            PETER
                 Shitty reason. When we got married,
                 we had nothing. Lived in the back
                 of her parent's house for the first
                 two years.

                             OSCAR
                 For real?

                           PETER
                 Shit you not man. I wasn't working
                 at all and she's a teacher, which
                 might as well be the same thing as
                 far as money goes.

                           OSCAR
                 How'd you get the ring?

       Peter looks around for a beat.

                           PETER
                 I stole it.

       Oscar looks at him like he is crazy.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                             79.
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                           PETER (CONT'D)
                 Yeah man, I told you, I had
                 nothing. I used to be good with
                 credit cards if you know what I
                 mean. I wouldn't go that route if I
                 were you though man.

                           OSCAR
                 Yeah, I'm straight off that.

                           PETER
                 Yeah. I ended up getting locked up
                 for a bit. My wife had to sell the
                 ring to bail me out.
                 Got my business going about a year
                 after I got out, and got her the
                 one she wears now.

                           OSCAR
                 What you do?

                           PETER
                 I own a web design company. We do a
                 lot of business with companies in
                 the valley.

       Peter pulls out his wallet and hands Oscar a card. Oscar
       looks at it.

                              OSCAR
                 Peter?
                     (beat)
                 Oscar.

       They shake hands.

                           PETER
                 Hit me up if you ever need anything
                 man. But about that ring bro, it
                 doesn't matter. If she loves you,
                 any ring'll do.

                           OSCAR
                 What about the wedding though?

                           PETER
                 Shit man. Find whoever's got the
                 nicest backyard. Tell all your boys
                 over there to each bring a dish.

       Oscar laughs at this.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                      80.
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       The three girls, Sophina, Vanessa, and Steph make their way
       out of the Store laughing like best friends. Sammy follows         
       them and closes the door.

                           STEPH
                 Okay.
                     (to Sophina and Vanessa)
                 It was nice meeting you guys.

                           PETER
                 Thanks again, and take care man.

       Peter and Steph head down the street.

       Oscar, Sophina, and Vanessa cross the street to meet the rest
       of the group.

                           KRIS
                 This was a burnt ass mission. Let's
                 get back to the house.

       The group nods, and they head back across the street walking
       briskly.


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75     INT. MONTGOMERY BART STATION PLATFORM- CONTINUOUS            75

       The platforms is PACKED. The group comes off the stairs and
       we see a train is already there, doors open.

                           CATO                                           
                 Come'on bruh, this us.

       Cato cuts through people to get close to the train entrance.       

       Oscar grabs Sophina by the hand and follows closely behind
       Cato.                                                              




                                                           (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                     81.
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                           OSCAR
                 Hold up, bruh bruh.

       The rest of the group passes up Oscar, following Cato. We see    
       through the windows of the train that each car is full to the
       brim. Standing room only.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 This shit packed bruh. Let's catch
                 the next one.

                           SOPHINA
                 It might not be a next one baby.

                           CATO                                         
                 Come'on bruh!

       Cato jumps onto the train, Sophina does as well. Oscar looks     
       around for a beat, and then steps on.

       We stay outside of the train as we watch the doors close
       behind him, and the train takes off. The cars go by, picking
       up speed rapidly until we are left looking at a dark empty
       tunnel. We hold on this.


76     INT. BART TRAIN- CAR 1- MOMENTS LATER                     76

       It's a multi ethnic sardine can. Oscar holds on to the
       overhead rail, and Sophina holds on to him, her head resting
       on his chest.

                           KEISHA
                 West Oakland Station

       The train begins to slow down, and a LONE COMMUTER, stands up
       and move towards the door. Sophina sees the open seat and
       quickly slides into it. Oscar remains standing uncomfortably.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Pink (6/25/2012)                                          82.
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                           SOPHINA
                 Find a spot... I'm good.

       Oscar nods, and begins to looks around the car for a less
       dense section. He makes out a small space in the corner of
       the train car, and starts towards it. He passes by an OLDER
       COUPLE, white 40's. This is MR. and MRS. ZAFIRATOS. They
       stand next to their SON (9)and DAUGHTER (14).

       As Oscar pushes past him, Mr. Zafiratos gives Oscar an
       unwelcome look. He pulls his daughter away as to avoid Oscar
       bumping up against her. Oscar exchanges a look with him
       briefly, and continues to push towards the space.

                           BART ANNOUNCEMENT VOICE
                 Now approaching Lake Merritt
                 Station.

       The Train comes to a stop, and commuters crush onto the car.

       We see Katie, from Farmer Joe's, standing a few people in
       front of Oscar wearing a jacket over the same outfit. She's
       hugged up with JOE, a handsome white man in his 20's wearing
       a CAL sweatshirt. He holds her protectively.

                           BART ANNOUNCEMENT VOICE (CONT'D)
                 Please stand by, doors are closing.

       DING. The doors close, and the train takes off.

       Katie closes her eyes and leans into Joe's chest for a beat,
       then Joe pulls her out of the way of a passenger who squeezes
       by. Katie opens her eyes, and sees that the passenger is
       Oscar. Her face lights up.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                                          83.
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                           KATIE
                 Oscar. Oscar!

       Oscar turns around a bit confused.

                           KATIE (CONT'D)
                 Right here. Its me, from Farmer
                 Joe's.

       Oscar continues to look, until he hears a MAN'S VOICE from
       right behind him.

                           MAN'S VOICE (O.S.)
                 Oscar? Oscar the fucking snitch?
       E.C.U. OSCAR'S FACE

       Oscar recognizes this voice, and he doesn't like it. He whips
       around to find, standing a few people away---

       Cale, wearing an oversized white T shirt, and a multitude of
       tattoos on his forearms. With him are FOUR LARGE HISPANIC
       MEN, and his GIRLFRIEND.

                           CALE
                 Wussup with that shit you was
                 hollerin?

       Cale turns to one of the Men.

                           CALE (CONT'D)
                 This the cat from bitch ass Palma
                 Ceia I was tellin you about.

       The Hispanic Man cuts a mean look at Oscar, flashes a gang
       sign at him.

                           OSCAR
                 Watch out with that shit bruh. This
                 aint the time. I got my girl here
                 and shit.

                           CALE
                 Fuck that shit, Bitch! My girl
                 right here too. I don't give a
                 fuck.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                     84.
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                           OSCAR
                 I aint nobody's Bitch nigga!

                           CALE
                 Fuck Palma Ceia!!!

       Cale moves towards Oscar.

       Sophina sees the commotion going on and stands up and looks,
       sees Oscar about to be surrounded. She starts towards him.

                           SOPHINA
                 Osc! Osc whats going on?

       Oscar cuts his eyes from Cale to Sophina.

                           OSCAR
                     (to Sophina)
                 Get Cato and them niggas!                              

       BOOM! Cale punches Oscar in the right side of his face-hard.

       Oscar rebalances himself and punches back, with three quick
       shots to the head and chest. He moves like an experienced
       fighter, but both men struggle in the crowded train.

       The other passengers begin to shout and try to move out of
       the way.

       Sophina sees this, and turns to their group of friends who
       are at the back of the train.

                           SOPHINA
                 Cato! They jumpin Osc!                                 

       Cato, Brandon, and the rest of the group head towards the        
       commotion and make their way through the other passengers.

                           CATO                                         
                 Fuck these niggas bruh!

       Brandon pushes past Mr. Zafiratos who is holding his             
       daughter. And looking on at the fight.

                           MR. ZAFIRATOS
                 Watch it! You're gonna get somebody
                 hurt!

       Cale moves in and grabs Oscar, putting him into a headlock.
       Oscar grapples with him, holding his other arm to avoid being
       punched in the head.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                     85.
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       Cale's friends circle Oscar and throw punches at his back.

       Cato and Brandon push through to be in arm's reach of the       
       fight, and start swinging on Cale and his friends. Cato hits    
       Cale flush in the back of the head.

                           CATO                                        
                 Get off of him!

       Brandon punches one of the large Hispanic men hard.             

                           BRANDON                                     
                 Wussup now nigga?

       Sophina swings on Cale's girlfriend. Just misses her.
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                     86.


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78     INT. BART TRAIN CAR 1- CONTINUOUS                         78

       Oscar has breaks free of Cale's hold and is being held back
       and secured by Kris and Cato. Cale and his group back up off     
       Oscar's group and begin to flee to the second car, pushing
       past the other passengers.

                           CATO                                         
                 You alright bruh?

       Oscar nods and brushes his head off.

                           SOPHINA
                 You okay baby?

                           OSCAR
                 Yeah, I'm good. Fuck them bruh.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                 87-87A.
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                           BRANDON                                      
                 They aint even want it when they
                 seen us, bruh! Punk ass Southside
                 niggas...
                     (towards Cale's group)
                 RAN LIKE SOME LITTLE BITCHES!!

                           KEISHA (V.O.)
                 Fruitvale station. There's been an
                 incident reported on the train.
                 Everyone remain please remain calm.
                 There will be a slight delay here.

       The train starts to decelerate. Oscar looks around, looks at
       the other passengers on the train.

       They look at Oscar and his friends like lepers.

                           OSCAR
                 We gotta get off this train bruh.


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                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                  88-89.
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80     INT. FRUITVALE BART STATION PLATFORM- CONTINUOUS          80

       Something isn't right here, the platform is completely empty.
       The group exits the train, lead by Sophina, Vanessa and Kris.
       Oscar follows behind them apprehensively.

       As other commuters exit the train, Cato mixes into this group     
       of people and breaks off to the side.                             

       As they walk Sophina notices two Cops coming up to the            
       platform- One is an imposing white man in his 30's, tall
       athletic build, military haircut. This is OFFICER CARUSO. He
       is flanked by a short female officer who looks to be in her
       late 20's this is OFFICER SALAZAR.

       Sophina taps Oscar quickly.

                           SOPHINA
                 Baby, the boys already up here.

       Oscar stops dead in his tracks.

                           SOPHINA (CONT'D)
                 Just get back on the train, get
                 back on the train, quick..

                           OSCAR
                 Aight. Imma meet you at the Hayward
                 station, Okay?

       Sophina nods. Oscar turns to Jason                                

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 The boys, bruh.                                         

                             JASON                                       
                 Shit.                                                   

                             OSCAR                                       
                 Split up!                                               

       Cato blends into the crowd headed towards the far end of the      
       platform. Jason quickly goes back to CAR 1, Oscar jumps onto      
       the closest train, CAR 2.                                         




                                                          (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)   88A.
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84      INT. BART TRAIN- CAR 2- CONTINUOUS                           84

        Oscar pushes his way onto the train and looks out of the           
        door.                                                              


A84     INT. FRUITVALE BART STATION PLATFORM- CONTINUOUS            A84    


        OSCAR'S POV FROM TRAIN                                             

        Sophina, Vanessa, Kris, and Carlos, Brandon, and Tim walk          
        towards the escalator. Kris out ahead of Sophina and Vanessa.      

        Sophina, Vanessa, and Kris, make it past the cops, but             
        Caruso stops Carlos, Brandon, and Tim. The officers pull out       
        their tasers and back the three boys up against the wall.          
        Brandon takes off his jacket and Caruso takes it, searches it      
        and throws it. Brandon says something to Salazar, and Caruso       
        roughly slams him against the wall.                                

        Caruso turns back towards the train, and seemingly makes           
        direct eye contact with Oscar.                                     


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                                                           (CONTINUED)
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86     INT. BART TRAIN- CAR 2                                       86

       Oscar turns and tries to hide in the crowd He tries not to         
       look suspicious, but he sticks out like a sore thumb on this
       car. He sees Cale and his friends in the crowd And Zafiratos.      

                             CARUSO (O.S.)
                 If you were involved in the fight
                 get the fuck off the train right
                 now!
                      (beat)
                 Don't make me come in there and
                 pull you off. This ain't my first
                 fucking Rodeo.

       Mrs. Zafiratos looks at Oscar.

                           MRS. ZAFIRATOS                                 
                 Just get off the train, please.                          
                 People have families on here.                            

       There is a visible commotion at the door, and passengers
       start to move back, we see Caruso storm through the car
       doors.

       He looks around the crowd, and makes eye contact with Mrs.         
       Zafiratos gives a subtle look over at Oscar.

       Caruso sees Oscar and makes his way towards him.




                                                          (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                     92.
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                           CARUSO
                 You. Get off the train.

                           OSCAR
                 What are you talking about? What
                 did I do?

       Caruso pulls out his taser and points it at Oscar's neck.

                           CARUSO
                 Come on. Let's go.

       Oscar immediately puts his hands up.

                           OSCAR
                 Alright, alright, Fuck.                                 

       Oscar walks towards Caruso, who quickly grabs him by the back
       of the shirt and walks him out of the train car.                  


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88     INT. FRUITVALE BART STATION PLATFORM- CONTINUOUS           88

       Caruso walks Oscar over to the wall.

                           CARUSO
                 Sit down right here.

       He places Oscar in between Carlos and Brandon. Oscar puts his     
       hands up, still holding his cellphone.

                           OSCAR                                         
                 What the fuck bruh, we didn't do                        
                 anything.                                               

                           BRANDON                                       
                 I've been trying to tell them bruh.                     
                 She don't want to listen to me,                         
                 cute ass. What you doing after this                     
                 baby?                                                   

                             SALAZAR
                 Quiet!                                                  

                           OSCAR
                 Hold on bruh. Are yall arresting us                     
                 or what?                                                

                           CARUSO                                        
                 Where are your friends at? Huh?                         

                           TIM                                           
                 What friends?                                           

       Caruso turns and looks back at CAR 1 for a beat.                  

                            CARUSO                                       
                     (to Salazar)                                        
                 I see another one of these                              
                 goofballs.                                              

       He starts for the train.                                          


89     OMITTED                                                    89


90     INT. FRUITVALE BART STATION PLATFORM- CONTINUOUS           90

       Down the platform, Cato watches Pirone and his friends            
       closely. A small crowd around him.                                


91     OMITTED                                                    91     


                                                          (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                     94.
91      CONTINUED:                                               91




92     INT. FRUITVALE BART STATION PLATFORM- CONTINUOUS            92

       Salazar stands over Brandon holding her taser pointed towards     
       the ground. She grabs her walkie talkie.

                           SALAZAR
                     (into walkie)
                 On the platform, in need of backup,
                 four suspects apprehended.                              

       She looks back at Brandon and Oscar.                              

                           BRANDON                                       
                 This is some bullshit. Yall not                         
                 even the real police. You way too                       
                 cute to be a cop anyway...                              

       Brandon starts to stand up slowly.                                

                           OSCAR
                 Be cool bruh, chill out. Let me                         
                 talk to her.                                            

                           SALAZAR
                 Hey, sit back down!

       She points the taser at Brandon's chest. Brandon backs up         
       against the wall, but does not sit down.

                           BRANDON                                       
                 Why the fuck you keep pointing that                     
                 taser at me, bitch? We didn't even                      
                 do nothing wrong.                                       




                                                          (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                     95.
92      CONTINUED:                                               92

       OSCAR'S POV                                                        

       We see Caruso pull Jason off the train and slam him to the         
       ground, face down. He straddles him and handcuffs his wrists
       behind his back.

       He picks Jason up by the handcuffs, and drags him towards the      
       wall.

       Oscar looks at this in shock. He turns his attention back to
       Brandon, who still is standing. Salazar pushes Brandon in his      
       chest.                                                             

                           SALAZAR
                 Sit the fuck back down!

                           BRANDON                                        
                 Get your hands off me.                                   

       Oscar stands up.

                            OSCAR
                     (to Salazar)
                 I got him.

       He holds his hands out puts his hands on Salazar's forearms,
       and brushes them away from Brandon's chest.                        

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                     (to Brandon)                                         
                 Chill out bruh, chill out. Chill
                 out and we goin home man.

       Salazar pushes at Brandon again, and Oscar reaches out his         
       hands to stop her.

                           SALAZAR
                 Don't touch me!                                          

       Caruso hears this, and quickly lets go of Jason, who is now        
       sitting down. He rushes over to Oscar and-

       BOOM! Caruso punches Oscar flush in the right side of his
       face, knocking Oscar's head up against the wall.


93     INT. BART TRAIN- CAR 3- CONTINUOUS                           93

       The passengers ERUPT at the sight of this.


94     OMITTED                                                      94
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                     96.


95     INT. FRUITVALE BART STATION PLATFORM- CONTINUOUS          95

       Cato sees the punch.                                              

                             CATO                                        
                   What the fuck?

       He walks closer to the scene.                                     


96     OMITTED                                                   96


97     INT. FRUITVALE BART STATION PLATFORM- CONTINUOUS          97

       Oscar holds his face where he got hit and sits back down. He
       looks up at Caruso with confusion and puts his hands up.

                             OSCAR
                   What the fuck is you doing bruh?

                              BRANDON                                    
                   Hey!

       Caruso quickly removes his Taser and points it at Brandon's       
       face. Brandon quickly sits down, and puts his hands up.           
       Caruso turns to Salazar.

                             CARUSO
                   You alright Babe?

       She nods.




                                                          (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                       97.
97      CONTINUED:                                                 97

       The crowd on the train is ROARING now. Yelling various things
       about the police.

                           OSCAR
                 I'm just tryna get home. I got a
                 daughter at home bruh.                                    

       Caruso points his taser at the rest of the boys sitting down-
       waving it like a flashlight.

                             CARUSO
                 Shut up.


98     INT. FRUITVALE BART STATION PLATFORM- CONTINUOUS            98

       Oscar looks down the platform and sees Cato approaching. He         
       looks over at the train, sees nothing but cell phones and
       video cameras.

       He looks to the escalator and sees a huge, clean shaven white
       cop in his late 20's sprinting up to the platform: this is
       OFFICER INGRAM. He is followed by 3 other Cops, NEWSOME
       (40's) SANCHEZ (30's) and DAVIDSON (30's).

                           CATO                                            
                 Hey, hey officer, this shit is
                 brutality! What the fuck you doing
                 to them?

       Cato takes out his cellphone and starts to record.                  

                           CATO (CONT'D)                                   
                 Fuckin fake ass cops. We got you on
                 camera!

       Ingram jogs over to Cato.                                           

                           INGRAM
                 Hey, back up! Get back!

       Ingram reaches for his taser, pulls it out. Cato keeps              
       recording, but backs up.

                            CATO                                           
                 You gonna Tase me for using my
                 cellphone?

       Newsome and Sanchez run over to keep Cato back. Newsome             
       stands in the view of Cato's camera phone. Ingram turns and         
       jogs over to help Caruso.

       Caruso arrives next to Ingram, who turns to him.


                                                            (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                     98.
98      CONTINUED:                                               98

                           CARUSO
                     (whispering)
                 This is a shit show. Keep these
                 assholes secured, I'm gonna check
                 the train for witnesses.

       Ingram nods. He points his taser at Oscar and Brandon. Oscar     
       takes a picture of Ingram pointing his taser at Brandon with     
       his cellphone. His phone rings in his hand.

       He checks it: "Sophina Calling". He answers it.

                           OSCAR
                     (into the phone)
                 Phina?


       INTERCUT WITH


99     EXT. FRUITVALE BART STATION ENTRANCE- NIGHT- SIMULTANEOUS 99

       Sophina stands on the sidewalk of the BART station entrance.
       Vanessa and Kris stand behind her

                           SOPHINA
                 Osc, where you at? Are you on the
                 train?

                           OSCAR
                 Hell naw, we still up here at
                 Fruitvale. They holding us here and
                 beatin on us for no reason.

                           SOPHINA
                 Who? Who's beatin on you?

                           OSCAR
                 The fuckin police. I'm about to get
                 us up out of here though. Imma hit
                 you back.

       Oscar hangs up the phone. He sees Caruso walking over to him
       Oscar stands up against the wall.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 Are you in charge man? Look...

                           CARUSO
                 SIT THE FUCK BACK DOWN!!

       Caruso rushes Oscar, pushes him into a seated position, and
       knees him in the right side of his face.


                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                  99.
99      CONTINUED:                                            99

                           OSCAR
                 What the fuck, bruh?

       Caruso holds Oscar by his shirt.

                           CARUSO
                 Are you gonna fucking comply? Are
                 you gonna comply?

                           OSCAR
                 I'm complying, just take your
                 fucking hands off of me! I'm
                 fucking complying.

       Caruso backs up off of Oscar.

                           BRANDON                                    
                 That's brutality you fucking toy
                 cop!

       Oscar holds his face.

                           OSCAR
                 Chill out Brandon bruh. We about to                  
                 go home. They can hold us here as
                 long as they want, but they can't
                 arrest us bruh, we aint do shit.

                             CARUSO
                 What?

       He turns to Ingram.

                           CARUSO (CONT'D)
                 Cuff these two assholes. They're
                 fucking going to jail.

                           INGRAM
                 Get on your knees.

       Brandon who lifts up onto his knees.                           

                           BRANDON                                    
                 Fuck, bruh!

                           OSCAR
                 You can't arrest him. Fuck that
                 shit. For what? We aint do noting!

                             CARUSO
                 Oh yeah?




                                                       (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                             99A.
99      CONTINUED:                                        99

                           TIM                                    
                 Yall some fake ass cops foreal.




                                                   (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                    100.
99      CONTINUED:                                               99

                           OSCAR
                     (to Tim)                                           
                 Shut the fuck up bruh.
                     (to Caruso)
                 Just tell us why you're arresting
                 us. We didn't do anything wrong.

                           CARUSO
                 We don't have to tell you shit.

                           OSCAR
                 Bruh I got a daughter at home, I'm
                 trying to get to. I'm not trying to
                 go to jail.

                           CARUSO
                 You should have thought about that
                 before you decided to be a piece of
                 shit.

                           OSCAR
                 Man you a bitch ass nigga, foreal.

       Caruso walks closer to Oscar.

                           CARUSO
                 I'm the bitch ass nigga huh?

                           OSCAR
                 What? What the fuck?

                           CARUSO
                 Bitch ass nigga huh?!

       Oscar stiffens up.

                           OSCAR
                 Don't call me a nigga bruh!

                           CARUSO
                 BITCH ASS NIGGA RIGHT?

       Oscar lifts up to his knees.

                           OSCAR
                 MAN FUCK YOU!!!

       BOOM! Ingram takes Oscar down to the ground from behind, but
       Oscar lands awkwardly, with his back on Carlos' legs. Ingram
       continues to push down on top of him. Caruso backs up,
       nodding his head.




                                                         (CONTINUED)
     Green (7/5/2012)                  100A.
99      CONTINUED:                         99

                           CARUSO
                 Yeah! Yeah!




                                    (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                    101.
99      CONTINUED:                                               99

       Carlos holds his hands up while Oscar squirms, now on his
       side.

                           CARLOS
                 HE'S ON MY LEG BRUH!!! HE'S ON MY
                 FUCKING LEG!

                           OSCAR
                 AGGGHHH, MY BACK! GET THE FUCK OFF
                 ME!

       Caruso bends down, grabs Oscar's head, and puts his knee on
       it, driving his weight into the Oscar's ear. Oscar writhes in
       pain.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                     (CONT'D)
                 AGHH! MY HEAD! SHIT!

                           BRANDON                                      
                 WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING TO HIM,
                 YOU'RE FUCKING HURTING HIM!

                           CARUSO
                 Don't worry about it. Don't worry.

                           INGRAM
                 ROLL OVER! ON YOUR STOMACH!!

                           OSCAR
                 Fuck, I can't move!

       Caruso stands up, pushing off Oscar's head with his hands.

       Ingram flips him over off of Carlos' legs and onto his
       stomach. Oscar squirms again, while Caruso grabs his hand
       trying to put it behind his back. Caruso puts his knee back
       down on Oscar, driving down hard, at the base of his head,
       pressing Oscar's face against the ground.

                           OSCAR (CONT'D)
                 AGHHH, AGHHH!

                           INGRAM
                 Fuck. I can't get his hands! Back
                 up.

       Caruso lifts up off of Oscar. Ingram stands up a bit, keeping
       one knee in Oscar's back, reaches on the right side of his
       belt and pulls a black gun from the holster.

       He stands up, aims it at Oscar's back. BLAM!!!



                                                         (CONTINUED)
      Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                      102.
99       CONTINUED:                                                 99

        Oscar's body jerks against the pavement. He lets out a
        sickening, hollow sound.

        Dead silence.


100     EXT. FRUITVALE BART STATION ENTRANCE- NIGHT- SIMULTANEOUS 100

        Sophina whips her head around towards the platform.


101     INT. BART TRAIN CAR 1                                      101

        Katie and Joe's jaw's drop at the sound of the shooting.


102     INT. BART TRAIN CAR 3                                      102

        We see Pete, and Steph, who have been on this train the whole
        time. Pete recording with his video camera, with shock on his
        face.


103     INT. FRUITVALE BART STATION PLATFORM- CONTINUOUS           103

        Cato is frozen by shock. Caruso takes a step back, and looks       
        at Ingram with confusion.

        Oscar takes a struggled breath in, coughs up some blood. He
        stiffly turns his body around to Ingram.

                            OSCAR
                  ..you shot me... you shot me. i got
                  a daughter...

        Brandon, Carlos, Tim stare at Oscar is disbelief.                  

                            CATO                                           
                  They shot Osc! They fuckin shot Osc
                  bruh!

        Cato looses it, he pushes past the police officers in front        
        of him. He throws his cellphone at Ingram, just missing his
        face. It hits the wall, and explodes into pieces. the Cops
        rush Cato, taking him to the ground.                               

        Oscar's friends go berserk they start screaming. Brandon           
        tries to stand up, still handcuffed.

                            BRANDON                                        
                  OSC! OSC! GET UP MY NIGGA!!!
                      (to Ingram)
                            (MORE)


                                                            (CONTINUED)
      Green (7/5/2012)                                102A.
103      CONTINUED:                                      103
                            BRANDON (CONT'D)
                  YOU SHOT MY HOMIE!!! HE WASN'T
                  DOING NOTHING!!!




                                                   (CONTINUED)
      Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                    103.
103      CONTINUED:                                              103

        Three Cops rush over and take Brandon to the ground. Other         
        Cops descend on the other boys.

                            CARLOS
                  Call the ambulance!

                            CARUSO
                  WHEN YOU SHUT THE FUCK UP, WE WILL!

        Ingram flips Oscar back over and handcuffs him, and starts to
        search him.

                            TIM                                            
                  What the fuck you handcuffing him
                  for?

        The Cops take all of the boys towards the escalators. But
        none of them go without a struggle. It takes four Cops to
        control Brandon.                                                   

        Caruso runs over to Tenisha who looks on from the Operator
        car with panic in her eyes.

                               CARUSO
                  Take off!
                      (beat)
                  Go!


104     INT. BART TRAIN CAR 3                                       104

        The Passengers are shouting and going crazy, still filming.
        The doors suddenly close.

                            PETER
                  Hey! Hey open the fucking doors!
                  Somebody help him!!!


105     INT. BART TRAIN CAR 2- CONTINUOUS                           105

        Mr. Zafiratos holds his daughter while looking out the
        windows as if he'd just seen a ghost. Cale still blends into
        the crowd. The doors close.


106     INT. BART TRAIN CAR 1- CONTINUOUS                           106

        Passengers are even crazier on this car. Hanging out the
        doors in the front of the crowd are Katie and Joe. Katie
        continues to record with her iPhone- her face red with rage.




                                                          (CONTINUED)
      Green (7/5/2012)                                        103A.
106      CONTINUED:                                              106

        The car doors start to close, but Katie sticks her hand out
        them causing them to open back up. She continues filming.
      Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                       104.


107     INT. FRUITVALE BART STATION PLATFORM- CONTINUOUS            107

        Tenisha looks down at the control board, while Caruso leans
        in her car window.

                            CARUSO
                  Go! Fucking pull off!

                            TENISHA                                        
                  I can't somebody's blocking the
                  doors.


108     INT. FRUITVALE BART STATION PLATFORM- CONTINUOUS            108

        Caruso turns and looks down the platform. He sees Katie
        hanging out of the first car and sprints over to her.

                            CARUSO
                  Clear the door!

                            KATIE
                  NO! YOU GUYS JUST SHOT HIM!

                            CARUSO
                  CLEAR THE FUCKING DOOR!

        Caruso pushes Katie's hand back and the doors shut. The train
        pulls off. Caruso grabs his walkie.

                            CARUSO (CONT'D)
                      (into walkie)
                  Yeah there's been a shooting. Here
                  at the Fruitvale station--

        Ingram finishes searching Oscar only finds a wallet. He's
        sweating bullets. Caruso runs over to Ingram.

                            CARUSO (CONT'D)
                  What the fuck happened?

        Ingram can't answer. Caruso snatches Oscar's wallet out of
        his hands and waves him away. He and bends down and un-cuffs
        Oscar. He rolls him over and we see Oscar's eyes are starting
        to grow distant.

                            CARUSO (CONT'D)
                      (whispering to Oscar)
                  Come'on breathe, man.

        Caruso bends down to look at Oscar.




                                                           (CONTINUED)
      Green (7/5/2012)                                        104A.
108      CONTINUED:                                              108

        We see Oscar's phone is on the ground ringing. The screen
        reads, "Sophina Calling".
      Green (7/5/2012)                                           105.


109     EXT. FRUITVALE BART STATION ENTRANCE- CONTINUOUS           109

        Sophina now frantic, stands with her cellphone to her ear.

        Kris and Vanessa talk to three POLICE OFFICERS who are
        guarding the entrance like club bouncers.

        Sophina hangs up the phone, then quickly dials another
        number.


        INTERCUT WITH


110     INT. WANDA'S BEDROOM- NIGHT                                110

        Only moonlight fills the room. A cellphone RINGS. Wanda wakes
        up, checks it, answers the phone.

                             WANDA
                  Sophina?

                            SOPHINA
                  The police got Oscar and them and
                  we heard something I don't know if
                  it was a beanbag or a taser or
                  what.

                            WANDA
                  Sophina, baby calm down. I can't
                  hear you. Is Oscar there with you?

                            SOPHINA
                  Naw, he upstairs, with the Police
                  and I can't see them. We downstairs-

                            WANDA
                  Where are you?

                            SOPHINA
                  We in Oakland, at Fruitvale BART.

                            WANDA
                  Did Oscar get arrested?

                            SOPHINA
                  I don't know, I think so.

        Wanda closes her eyes for a beat, this hurts. She gets out of
        bed and starts putting on her clothes.




                                                           (CONTINUED)
      Green (7/5/2012)                                        105A.
110      CONTINUED:                                              110

        A SIREN is now super close. Sophina turns to see four
        PARAMEDICS rush through the emergency entrance turnstile
        rolling a large gurney with medical equipment on it.




                                                          (CONTINUED)
      Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                       106.
110      CONTINUED:                                                 110

                            SOPHINA (CONT'D)
                      (into phone)
                  Imma call you back.

        Sophina hangs up the phone and runs towards the paramedics.

                            SOPHINA (CONT'D)
                  What happened?

        They ignore her, and quickly get into the elevator with their
        gear, the doors close behind them. Sophina hears COMMOTION
        coming from the escalators. She looks over and sees Brandon        
        kicking and struggling, as the Cops bring him down. Cato,          
        Tim, Jason, and Carlos follow, all surrounded by Cops.             

        Vanessa and Kris run over to them as the bring them out
        towards the parking lot, where several Police Cars are
        parked.

                            VANESSA
                  What happened?

        Sophina sprints over to the cars. Cato and Brandon are going       
        so crazy that they don't even notice her.

                             NEWSOME
                      (to Sophina)
                  Get back!!

        Sophina get's Jason's attention.                                   

                            SOPHINA
                  Where Osc at? What happened?

                            JASON                                          
                  THEY FUCKING SHOT HIM PHINA!!! THEY
                  SHOT OSC IN HIS BACK FOR NO
                  REASON!!!

                            SOPHINA
                  WHAT? IS HE OKAY? WHERE IS HE?

        The Cops stuff Jason into the back of their car before he can      
        answer. They stuff Tim into the same car.                          

        It takes four Cops to get Brandon. Another group of Cops are       
        having the same problem with Cato.                                 


111     INT. FRUITVALE BART STATION PLATFORM- CONTINUOUS            111

        Oscar still lies on the ground, Caruso lies over him, holding
        his hand.


                                                           (CONTINUED)
      Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                       107.
111      CONTINUED:                                                 111

                            CARUSO
                      (whispering)
                  Come on man keep your eyes open.
                  Breathe, man.

        The elevator doors open, and the Paramedics rush towards
        Oscar. Caruso stands up, starts talking to PARAMEDIC 1, hands
        him Oscar's ID.

        The others immediately begin tending to Oscar. They check his
        vitals, and pull out a pair of large scissors and quickly cut
        off his shirt. They flip him over, revealing a large entry
        wound on his left shoulder blade. It bleeds profusely.
        Paramedic 1 walks over to Oscar and kneels down.

                            PARAMEDIC 1
                  Oscar? Oscar can you hear me?

        Oscar tries to nod.


112     EXT. FRUITVALE BART STATION LOBBY- DOWNSTAIRS- CONTINUOUS 112

        Sophina is in tears, arguing with the Cops guarding the
        platform.

                            SOPHINA
                  Please let me through, that's my
                  boyfriend up there.

        Her cellphone rings. She looks down at it and grows more
        frantic. She answers it.


113     INT. WANDA'S BEDROOM- NIGHT- CONTINUOUS                     113

                            WANDA
                  Sophina baby, what's going on?

                            SOPHINA
                      (through the phone)
                  The cops won't let me through, and,
                  and Jason said that Osc...                               
                  OH MY GOD! OH GOD! IS
                  THAT OSC! NO, NO!

        Horror flashes over Wanda's face.


114     EXT. FRUITVALE BART STATION LOBBY- DOWNSTAIRS- NIGHT-       114
        CONTINUOUS

        Sophina is hysterical, we finally see what she sees-


                                                           (CONTINUED)
                                                               108.
114   CONTINUED:                                                 114

      The paramedics rushing Oscar, dressed only in his red boxers
      out of the elevator on a gurney, his mouth connected to a
      hand pumped oxygen mask.

      They quickly wheel him out towards the ambulance, which is
      parked next to the Police cars. Sophina runs after them.

                             SOPHINA
                   That's my fucking baby daddy right
                   there! Is he dead? Did they fucking
                   kill him?

      PARAMEDIC 1 turns to Sophina as they load Oscar in.

                             PARAMEDIC 1
                   He's been shot, he's still alive
                   but we gotta get him to Highland.

      He quickly boards the ambulance, they shut the door in
      Sophina's face. Sophina breaks down.

                             WANDA (O.S.)
                       (out of phone speaker)
                   Sophina, Sophina!

                             SOPHINA
                   They shot him. They shot Oscar!
                   They say he alive, but he's
                   bleeding and his eyes was closed.


115   INT. WANDA'S BEDROOM- NIGHT- CONTINUOUS                     115

      Wanda screams. She prays to herself and regains control a
      bit.

                             WANDA
                   Where are they taking him?

                             SOPHINA (O.S.)
                       (through phone)
                   They takin him to Highland, you
                   gotta come and get us, our car in
                   Hayward.

                             WANDA
                   I'm on my way.

      Wanda hangs up the phone, and rushes out of the bedroom.
      Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                      109.


116     EXT. FRUITVALE BART STATION LOBBY- DOWNSTAIRS- CONTINUOUS 116

        Sophina hangs up the phone and watches as the Ambulance
        speeds off down Fruitvale Blvd.

        Cato, still in the back of the police car, is kicking the         
        window with both feet. Brandon continues to scream from his       
        car. The police cars pull off.


117     INT. HIGHLAND HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM ENTRANCE- NIGHT-     117
        MOMENTS LATER

        The doors burst open, and the Paramedics wheel Oscar into the
        ER Trauma room.


118     INT. TRAUMA ROOM- MOMENTS LATER                            118

        We are close on Oscar as he lies on his back, unconscious
        breathing tubes are attached to his mouth. His chest rises up
        and down slowly, struggled.

        SURGEONS, and PARAMEDICS move around Oscar.

        The LEAD SURGEON, a tall, slim Black man in his 50's, points
        to an object that lies just under Oscar's right clavicle,
        just under his skin.

                             LEAD SURGEON
                  It's here, its right beneath the
                  skin.
        CLOSE ON OSCAR'S CLAVICLE

        The surgeon takes a scalpel and cuts into Oscar's skin, just
        above the protruding mass. Blood runs out, he presses down
        and pops out the bullet, that looks like a large metal
        mushroom. The surgeon examines it.

                            LEAD SURGEON (CONT'D)
                  Jesus. It's like it hit something
                  solid. Bone wouldn't do this.

        He places the bullet into an empty beaker atop a cart. He
        turns back to Oscar and begins to stitch up the incision. The
        Lead Surgeon looks at xrays of Oscar's chest on a light
        board. Paramedic 2 stands over his shoulder.




                                                           (CONTINUED)
      Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                    110.
118      CONTINUED:                                              118

                            PARAMEDIC 1
                  He was lying face down on the
                  ground.

        A Resident Surgeon points to a large dark cloud on the xrays.

                             LEAD SURGEON
                  Right here, right lung looks to be
                  what's causing the pulse problem.
        CLOSE ON OSCAR'S CHEST

        The Surgeon sticks a tube into the right side of Oscar's
        chest, and blood flows out of the tube uncontrollably.
        Spilling onto the floor.

                            LEAD SURGEON (CONT'D)
                  Shit, Shit, we gotta get him
                  upstairs!

        The medical staff sees this, and kicks their movements into
        high gear.


119     INT. OPERATING ROOM- SIMULTANEOUS                          119

        Oscar lies on the operating table, sedated. The Surgeons talk
        medical speak. They move with astounding quickness and
        precision. Lead Surgeon takes a large scalpel, and makes a 14
        inch incision under Oscar's right nipple.

        Blood rushes out, it's worse than they thought. It begins to
        hit the floor. A RESIDENT SURGEON reacts to this, and quickly
        grabs a large emesis basin. He puts it underneath the wound,
        catching the blood. Another Surgeon places a spreader into
        the wound, and opens it up.

        The Lead surgeon looks inside of the incision. He lets his
        head down in frustration at what he sees.

                            LEAD SURGEON
                  His lung's gone. We gotta prep for
                  removal.


120     INT. ICU NURSE'S STATION- NIGHT                            120    

        A NURSE stands behind a reception desk.. Wanda, Sophina,
        Vanessa, and Kris storm into the room. Wanda goes up to the
        RECEPTIONIST, a black woman in her 20's.                          




                                                          (CONTINUED)
      Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                    111.
120      CONTINUED:                                              120

                             WANDA
                  My son is Oscar Julius Grant III.
                  He's been shot, and they told me to
                  come here-

        The Nurse sits at the computer.

                               RECEPTIONIST                              
                  G-R-A-N-T?

        Wanda nods.

                            RECEPTIONIST (CONT'D)                        
                  He's still in the operating room.
                  Go to the ICU waiting room and                         
                  someone will be out soon to let you
                  know everything that's going on.

        Wanda nods and walks over towards the chairs.

                            WANDA
                      (under her breath)
                  Lord please let him be okay. Please
                  watch over him with your healing
                  hands Lord. Keep him Safe Lord.
                  Keep him safe so that I can hold
                  him once again.


121     INT. OPERATING ROOM- MOMENTS LATER                       121

        The operation is fully underway. A surgeon removes Oscar's
        lung from the incision.

        We see a NURSE change out a bag of Donor Blood on one of the
        many IV systems Oscar is hooked up to. She tosses into a bin,
        where it lands atop five other empty bags.


122     OMITTED                                                  122




                                                          (CONTINUED)
      Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                    112.
122      CONTINUED:                                              122




123     INT. ICU WAITING ROOM- MOMENTS LATER                     123

        Wanda sits in the waiting room next to Sophina.

        The Boys storm into the room along with JACK BRYSON SR. a
        Hispanic looking man in his 40's. Kris greets the boys, and
        they head over to Wanda.

        He stands close to his sons Jack and Tim. The Nurse walks out    
        from behind the back room with the Lead Surgeon, who now
        wears fresh scrubs.

                              LEAD SURGEON
                  Wanda?

        Wanda nods, and stands up.

                            LEAD SURGEON (CONT'D)
                  Oscar was shot, okay? We've
                  stabilized him, but he's in
                  critical condition. The bullet
                  caused massive internal bleeding
                  and we had to remove the right
                  lung.

                            WANDA
                  His lung? How is he... How is he
                  going to be able to breathe?

                            LEAD SURGEON
                  Well, his breathing isn't our
                  concern. It's the bleeding. We're
                  working very hard to get his blood
                  to clot. But right now, his body
                  isn't taking the transfusions.




                                                          (CONTINUED)
      Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                    113.
123      CONTINUED:                                              123

                            WANDA
                  But he's going to make it right?

                            LEAD SURGEON
                  Hard to say, but we're gonna do
                  everything we can okay?

                            WANDA
                  Okay, okay. Please do whatever you
                  can, okay? My son is a good boy.                        

                            WANDA (CONT'D)
                  Please do what you can. Please.

        He nods and pats Wanda on the shoulder for a beat, then turns
        and heads back into the ICU. Wanda walks back over to the
        group. She gives them the news from the doctor.


124     INT. ICU RECOVERY ROOM- MORNING- FEW HOURS LATER         124

        Several Nurses Operate around Oscar who still lies
        unconscious his breathing sounding more struggled than ever.

        Suddenly blood begins to run from his right nostril, then his
        right eyelid, and his left nostril after that. His EKG
        machine begins to BEEP loudly.

        The Nurses go into panic mode.


125     INT. ICU WAITING ROOM- CONTINUOUS                        125

        Early morning daylight streams into the waiting area. Where
        Wanda, Sophina, Chantay, Ceephus, Daryl, and Oscar's friends      
        hold hands. Wanda, leads them in prayer.                          




                                                           (CONTINUED)
      Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                    114.
125      CONTINUED:                                              125

                            WANDA
                  --and we ask that you may put your
                  healing hands around your child, we
                  ask that you may operate through
                  these doctors, and breathe strength
                  into their hands as they work on
                  him. Heal him lord so that we may
                  one day see his smile again.


126     INT. ICU RECOVERY ROOM- MORNING- CONTINUOUS                 126

        Lines of blood trickle from Oscar's eyes, nose, and mouth.
        The Lead is now in the room and has taken over commands.

                            NURSE
                  Loosing a pulse.

        Oscar's body begins to violently shake.

        A young male RESIDENT DOCTOR, grabs the paddles, the Lead
        Surgeon touches Oscar's chest, we see under his skin is
        filled with fluid. He taps the Resident Doctor on the
        shoulder and shakes his head. He looks up at the clock.

                            LEAD SURGEON
                  Calling it. Time of Death 9:01 am.

        He pulls off his mask, frustrated, and walks out. Oscar's
        convulsions stop. A morbid, continuous beep echoes from the
        EKG.


127     INT. ICU WAITING ROOM- DAY- MOMENTS LATER                   127

        The Lead Surgeon walks out, and Wanda is still in the circle
        praying. The Nurse goes over to her, pulls her aside.

        Wanda approaches the Lead Surgeon with a hopeful look in her
        eyes. She reads his eyes for a beat.

        The Lead Surgeon looks at her for a beat. And shakes his
        head. Wanda puts her face in her hands, her legs wobble.
        Sophina who was watching and listening closely sees this. She
        breaks down, buries her face in Oscar's hoodie.

        Daryl and Ceephus run over to Wanda, just as he arrives, her       
        legs buckle a bit, he catches her.

        Oscar's friends begin to break down.                               




                                                          (CONTINUED)
       Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                115-115A.
127       CONTINUED:                                               127

                               WANDA
                     Can I see him?

         The Lead Surgeon nods.

                               LEAD SURGEON
                     But its a homicide, so they can't
                     let you in the room with him, ok?

         Wanda nods.                                                       

                               LEAD SURGEON (CONT'D)                       
                     How many of you will be coming                        
                     down.                                                 

                                WANDA                                      
                     Just me.                                              

                               CEEPHUS                                     
                     Wanda are you sure?                                   

         Wanda nods. Nurse looks at the Surgeon.                           

                               NURSE                                       
                     I can take her down.                                  

         He heads towards the exit doors with Wanda.                       
                                                                           


128      INT. MORGUE HALLWAY- DAY- MOMENTS LATER                   128     

         The Nurse   walks Wanda through a long corridor.                  


128A     INT. MORGUE- DAY- MOMENTS LATER                          128A

         Wanda steps up to the glass and looks into it.


         WANDA'S POV

         The MORTICIAN pulls back a white sheet, and we see Oscar's        
         mangled Body lying on the slab.                                   

                               WANDA
                     I told him to catch the train. I
                     told him to catch BART! I didn't
                     know they were gonna hurt him. I
                     didn't know. I should have just let
                     him drive. I should have let him
                     drive. I wanted him to be safe.
                     Please please let me hug him.
                               (MORE)

                                                            (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                             115-115AA.
128A    CONTINUED:                                            128A
                            WANDA (CONT'D)
                 Please let me go hug him. He didn't
                 like to be alone!! I let my baby                      
                 die alone!
                            (MORE)




                                                        (CONTINUED)
     Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                    116.
128A    CONTINUED:                                             128A
                             WANDA   (CONT'D)
                                                                         


129    INT. ICU WAITING ROOM- DAY                               129

       Sophina sits in a chair still smelling Oscar's hoodie, her
       head spinning. REPORTERS are starting to show up at the
       hospital. We see Katie there, still wearing the same clothes,
       talking to Brandon's father, pointing at her cellphone.           

       Sophina looks up at a flat screen television in the hospital,
       sees a report that showing Oscar's picture.

       She takes out her cellphone. Dials a number, puts it to her
       ear.

                            SOPHINA
                      (into phone)
                  Rose, don't turn on the TV okay?
                  I'm coming to get T right now.

       Sophina hangs up the phone and runs over to Brandon's father.     

                            SOPHINA (CONT'D)
                  Can you to take me to my car?

       He nods.                                                          


130    OMITTED                                                  130


131    INT. ROSE'S HOUSE- LIVING ROOM- DEN- MORNING             131

       Sophina lets herself into the house. We see Rose in the
       bathroom sitting on the stool, grief-stricken. Sophina turns
       into the den, where Tatiana and her cousins are still asleep.
       She steps over them to get to Tatiana.

                            SOPHINA
                  T, come on.

       Tatiana groggily wakes up. Sophina picks her up.


132    INT. OSCAR'S HOUSE- DAY                                  132

       Sophina walks in and looks around the house. Tatiana walks
       inside. And goes straight for Oscar and Sophina's bedroom.




                                                          (CONTINUED)
      Goldenrod (7/19/2012)                                      117.
132      CONTINUED:                                                132

                             TATIANA
                  Daddy? Daddy? Time to go to "Chuck
                  E Cheese"!

        Tatiana comes out of the bedroom looking confused.

                            TATIANA (CONT'D)
                  Where's Daddy?

                            SOPHINA
                  Come on T, we gotta take a shower.


133     INT. OSCAR'S BATHROOM- DAY                                 133

        The same shower from earlier. Sophina turns the water on,
        helps Tatiana with her clothes, and puts her in. She takes
        off her own clothes and steps in as well.

                            SOPHINA
                  Is the water okay T?

                            TATIANA
                  Yeah. Where's daddy? Is he on
                  vacation again?

                              SOPHINA
                  No.

        Sophina tries to find her words. Lets the water run on her
        face for a bit, then rubs down the friz in Tatiana's hair.

                            SOPHINA (CONT'D)
                  Remember when I told you about
                  God... and the angels?

                              TATIANA
                  Yeah.

                            SOPHINA
                  And about how when we die we go to
                  heaven?

                              TATIANA
                  Yeah.                                                     

                            SOPHINA
                  Well, God needed another angel, so
                  he took Daddy to come and live in
                  heaven with him.

        Tatiana looks at Sophina for a long beat.



                                                             (CONTINUED)
                                                              118.
133   CONTINUED:                                                133

                             TATIANA
                   But I don't want Daddy to live in
                   heaven. I want him to be with me.

                             SOPHINA
                   He can't. Once you go to heaven,
                   you can't come back.

      Tatiana thinks about this.

                             TATIANA
                   Well does he have his cellphone?
                   Maybe if I call him and talk to
                   him, he will come back.

                             SOPHINA
                   No. Daddy doesn't have his
                   cellphone baby. You can't call him
                   where he is.

                                                        FADE OUT.

Fruitvale Station



Writers :   Ryan Coogler
Genres :   Drama


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