Logan's Run by David Zelag Goodman (April 30, 1975 revised draft)
David Zelag Goodman
April 30, 1975
PLEASE NOTE THE CRYSTAL WILL BE USED IN THE
LEFT HAND OF ALL CHARACTERS.
BEFORE AND DURING TITLES
1 EXT. - SKY NIGHT
The moon and stars are visible, but as CAMERA looks down, the SCREEN
fills with dark, billowing clouds. CAMERA moves into the clouds and
just as they blank out the SCREEN, a distant shimmer of light
becomes visible. Moving toward it, the shimmer becomes
2 EXT. - DOME OF GLASS - NIGHT
A glowing but not transparent structure stretching off into the
clouds that press it. CAMERA continues to move in until the
detailed structural webbing of the dome fills the SCREEN and then
CAMERA MOVES THROUGH IT and we see
3 EXT. - THE CITY - DAY
Shining below the dome (which we now see as a series of dome-like
structures standing off without end) -a marvelous crystalline city
of great openness, building clusters, green plazas, fountains...
multi-leveled but human scale, crisscrossed by the flickering clear
tubes of the MAZE- CARS.
4 CLOSER ANGLE - ROOFTOPS
As a MAZE-CAR slides softly to a stop.
5 ROOFTOP - THE RUNNER
The hatch opens and a MAN in a hurry leaves the maze-car and runs
swiftly along the rooftop and disappears into an open elevator
which instantly starts to descend.
6 INT - RESIDENCE PLAZA - THE ELEVATOR
From a busy courtyard below we watch the elevator slide down from a
great height. As it reaches the courtyard the RUNNER darts out,
pushes into the crowd.
8 WITH THE RUNNER
As he reappears around a corner, skirts a brimming pool and makes
for a kind of broad corridor which seems to lead out of the
courtyard. He is moving even faster now, glancing back as if he
9 ANOTHER ANGLE - CORRIDOR
Above, at the railing of an oval light well, dressed in black and
silver, a figure holding an odd looking weapon lazily in one hand
-- and watching. It is FRANCIS.
10 WITH THE RUNNER
Moving rapidly down the corridor, he suddenly stops as if feeling
the presence above. He looks up, sees the SANDMAN and his face
breaks in terror. He wheels, frantic, screaming, runs back into the
11 THE SANDMAN (FRANCIS)
Vaulting the rail, dropping lightly to ground level, weapon poised.
The crowd melting, parting to reveal the Runner backed against the
pool. People are YELLING, shaking their fists, terribly excited and
13 THE SANDMAN
Emotionless. Aims. Fires.
14 THE RUNNER - CLOSE
Seeming to burst aflame in the LENS, then slipping BELOW FRAME to
reveal Francis sauntering forward, holstering his weapon. The crowd
closing in behind him, applauding, congratulating him.
15 THE SANDMAN
Arriving at the pool where the body lies, half immersed. He leans
over, lifts the right hand from the water, revealing a palm with a
black flowercrystal shape in it. He lets the hand fall back now as
the crowd CHEERS and APPLAUDS him.
16 EXTREME CLOSE UP - HAND - IN THE WATER - (INSERT)
Closing in until the crystal fills the SCREEN.
MATCH DISSOLVE TO:
17 CLOSE UP - CRYSTAL - (INSERT)
Clear, sparkling, flower-like. CAMERA PULLS BACK to reveal
18 INT. - NURSERY CORRIDOR
The crystal is in the hand of a sleeping INFANT who is behind glass
in one of many cubicles. Standing outside, looking in, LOGAN, dimly
lit in the soft glow of the cubicle where the sleeping infant
lies, swaddled and coccooned in the rosy auto-tender which caters
to the baby's every need. Faint MUSIC bubbles like distant
Logan is twenty-five, strong, virile (yet sensitive) with a kind of
He is somewhat manic...proud...as he peers through the nursery
window into a kind of foam cocoon which cradles THREE SLEEPING
INFANTS. Logan is KNOCKING on the soundless glass.
Wake up...come on, Logan-6.
his head in mild, mocking
You are here. I couldn't
believe it when they told me.
What are you doing?
LOGAN (still knocking
on the soundless glass)
Turn this way.
(as one of the infants
stirs, smiles, bubbles)
No, no...not you...YOU!
Francis tries to pull Logan away from the window, but Logan is
intent on waking one of the infants.
You should've seen me take my
(Logan continues to pound the
I backed him up against a residence
pool and when he terminated...his
(breaks off as Logan
is paying no attention)
So now you've seen him...what's
the difference awake or asleep?
LOGAN (to infant)
Open your eyes once, idiot.
It's not every day that a Sandman
son is born. I'm telling you,
Francis - that's him!
Maybe, maybe not. What's the
difference? Come on, Logan,
let's get out of here before
everybody finds out.
But Logan isn't moving. Francis gets an idea.
Okay...you really want to wake
Francis starts to pry at the Panel...knowing it will sound an
Hey, cut that out !
Too late: There is a SOUND OF ALARM CHIMES. The area in which they
stand is bathed in a violet glow. Logan grabs Francis firmly and
stops him from prying at the panel:
Now you've done it...
The CHIMES STOP...but the glow continues, a metallic VOICE is heard:
Break-in scanners report intrusion,
Logan-5...Francis-7, authorized duty
quadrant. Intrusion accidental.
Clear Logan-5 and Francis-7.
The violet light goes off.
FRANCIS (with affection:
LOGAN (looking at the infant)
Even the alarm didn't wake him.
As Francis starts out:
LOGAN (one last look;
All right, Francis...I'm with you.
They move off down the corridor...the lights behind them DIMMING as
they pass cubicles suffused with soft pink light, CHILDREN
CHIMES...soft. A lullaby and a soothing impersonal VOICE.
Sleep time...go to sleep.
Sleeping time, little ones.
As they exit Nursery...Logan stops and takes one final look
You need a lift. Let's go
to Arcade and celebrate...
your alert successor...Logan-6.
Has anyone ever broken in to
where the babies are?
(putting a card key into a door
which opens soundlessly)
Not in my time...
They move through the door which closes.
20 EXT. - MAZE STATION - NIGHT
They are now on a kind of enclosed platform with widely spaced
doorways, each glowing faintly. They pause, waiting.
at Logan curiously)
just wondered...what happens?
Dunno...flameout maybe. Whatever
happens, you can bet it's final.
But who would want to find out?
One of the doorways brightens and the word ARCADE _ appears on it.
The two men move to the spot as a maze-car stops. They enter it
through the doorway which dims behind them as the maze-car WHOOSHES
softly off into a kind of twilight.
21 INT. - MAZE-CAR - LOGAN AND FRANCIS
The door slides shut. They sink into seat forms which yield to them.
They move off.
22 EXT. - MAZE- CAR
Moving through the city at terrific speed. Giving us glimpses of the
city as it goes. slowing finally as we see:
23 THE CITY - FEATURING ARCADE
Brightly lit, garish. We get only a glimpse as the maze-car
disappears into a tunnel.
24 MAZE-CAR STATION - ARCADE
As the maze-car stops, opens and Logan and Francis exit into a
25 FULL SHOT - ARCADE
Glittering, crowded. Throngs of people moving on many levels, some
walking, some on moving platforms. It's The Great White Way, Luna
Park -- you name it. Gaudy booths and entrances, featuring every
delight -- too much to take in at a glance.
26 WITH LOGAN AND FRANCIS
As they thread their way through a crowd which admires them when it
notices them, across halls and up moving platforms, the good-natured
but you don't know, you Just
say what everyone says. One for
one. One for one."
Well, why no!? That's exactly how
everything works. How else could
the city stay in balance -You have
a better idea?
No, but at least I wonder sometimes --
instead of doing that "one for one" song
of yours. You sound like a sleepteacher
With a stuck tape.
Well the minute you get a better
idea you can stop wondering.
You know, Logan -- you wonder
a lot. Too much for a Sandman
They are passing the facade of a Relive Shop The signs urging people
to: RELIVE YOUR MOST PRECIOUS MEMORIES. DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN!
REFRESH AND RENEW ANYTIME!!
As they cross the entrance, two men come out, grinning broadly,
falling into step just ahead of Logan and Francis. Then one of the
men stops abruptly, almost colliding with them. He mumbles an
apology and starts back to RELIVE.
As he disappears into the RELIVE SHOP, his friend shrugs cheerfully
to Logan and Francis and moves on.
27 ARCADE - ANOTHER ANGLE - NEW YOU
They are moving past a shop called NEW YOU #483 when a man comes
cannonading out, thrilled and excited. He rushes over to a pretty
young woman who has been eying Logan and Francis, plants himself in
front of her with his hands framing his face.
Well? How do you like it?
I don't know. The cheeks maybe...
look a little -
Cheeks? Cheeks? Right. Too much,
Too little. Okay, wait for me.
And he darts back into NEW YOU #483. The woman shrugs, glances
around, smiles and goes off with a passer-by.
28 ARCADE - ANOTHER ANGLE - LOVE SHOP
Signs promising LOVE, FULFILLMENT, RARE DELIGHTS. People streaming
in and out. A woman comes out looking glazed, breathing
"yes...yes..." As she passes CAMERA Logan and Francis emerge from
the crowd and CAMERA moves with them.
Did you ever see Francis-8?
FRANCIS (shaking his head)
I never even visited Nursery before
When you wonder, it slows you up --
They are now passing the facade of HALLUCIMILL where the signs
promise: LIFT OFF, CRAZY LIFT, SUPER LIFT...here the people going
in are simply excited but the ones coming out are clearly stoned
out of their minds...
I don't know what makes you so curious.
You have any idea who his seed-mother was?
Of course not! I m curious, not sick.
The crowd is growing denser, funneling into a kind of passageway.
Logan and Francis are swallowed up in the group.
29 FULL SHOT - ARCADE GREAT HALL
An immense room into which the streams of people coming from the
entertainment area are mingling. There is a general air of
anticipation stirring the crowd as CAMERA singles out Logan and
Francis entering, waving to friends. CAMERA closes in on them just
as they reach a beautiful woman who is obviously pleased to see
Francis. They embrace, and as they break:
and that's my friend, Logan.
(as she acknowledges
We're celebrating his next in line.
Carousel - Arcade - who knows?
Want to come along?
WOMAN (smiles, shakes her head)
Only if I make it to the top of
(she holds up her hand)
Thirty -- and the big spin.
In her palm the crystal blinks, red, black. Francis nods, gives her
You're thirty -- already? I always
thought I was older than you -
Well, give it a good try.
You know I always have.
Another beautiful WOMAN joins them.
2ND WOMAN (to the first)
Sorry I won't be at Carousel tonight.
Itıs my Love-Shop turn.
That's all right. Happy turn.
You'll renew. I've got a feeling.
So do I...but if I don't at least I'll
have the ultimate thrill. I'd almost
rather have that than renew.
I feel the same way. Sometimes I think
I'm not even going to try and renew when
my time comes. But -- that's three years away.
The 2nd Woman walks away.
FRANCIS (after a beat;
to first Woman)
It's been nice.
They look briefly and then she turns away. Francis takes Logan's arm
and they move off.
I guess you never had her?
Logan shakes his head.
You missed something special.
Well...you can't have them all.
LOGAN AND FRANCIS
(together, it's an old joke)
But you can try.
They laugh, but the laughter is broken as a trio of youngsters,
moving with erratic speed of lightning, smashes between them,
almost knocking Francis over. He reels, Logan catches him and they
recover in time to see the trio rip wildly through the crowd,
knocking people down, screaming with shrill joy as they disappear.
The damned Yellows are getting out
of hand. Those three ought to be in
Cathedral. No business scrambling in
cuffs Francis' arm)
What an old, old man you're getting
to be, Francis. Weren't you ever a
Yellow? I bet you were even wilder
(he breaks off as the lights
in the Great Hall dim)
-- come on, Sandman.
The two of them start to move to the far end of the Great Hall.
30 FULL SHOT - GREAT HALL
As everyone begins to move to the far end, where great curtains
have parted to reveal
31 ARCADE GREAT HALL - CAROUSEL ENTRANCE
AC the far end of the hall, where the throng is a huge crystal
design ornaments an entrance The crystal is red and pulsing
rhythmically to the accompaniment of a deep and thrilling TONE. As
we move toward it with Logan and Francis, the TONE deepens, the
great pulse takes on a hypnotic quality...
32 WITH LOGAN AND FRANCIS
In the crowd they overtake a fellow Sandman, DANIEL, and fall in
step with him. When they speak now, their voices are hushed.
You should have been with us in Nursery,
Daniel. I'm positive I recognized him -
Come on. I don't want to miss the
filing-in. There'll be some I know
tonight, I think...
DANIEL (glances at his
own red crystal, nods)
Yes. Me, too. You know we're
both on Monitor tonight.
Damn! That's right. Just when I
feel like an ALL OUT BLAST in
Want me to take your shift? I'm
feeling restless anyway
Francis glances at him, exchanges a look with Daniel. They vanish
into the throng passing under the great crystal, turn the corner and
33 FULL SHOT - CAROUSEL
framed in a huge corridor we see a steep-sided arena dropping down
to a shadowy center, which even now pulsates and flickers in
changing dimensions, but always maintaining the jewel- flower
shape. There is one entrance into the center -- a kind of ramp from
below the seats, leading directly into the mysterious bowl --
Just now the seat's are filling, and the sense of expectation builds
People sit and immediately crane their necks, waiting...
34. ANOTHER ANGLE
Featuring Logan and Francis as they find places in the arena. Like
the others, they crane upward. As they do, Logan gestures at a
number of pretty girls who are just being seated.
Now there's a few who could have been
Only a few? You're just not trying.
37 PANNING THE CROWD
As the seats fill, the excitement builds. Suddenly the lights begin
to dim and dim...
SOUND: A kind of collective sigh, breathing in unison...
38X1 ANGLE THE TIER BELOW THE SEATS
Suddenly visible, the LASTDAY GROUP. Their arms are upraised and in
each palm the crystal blinks red-black, red-black.
39 THE CROWD
Transfixed, gripped with a religious fervor.
40 LASTDAY GROUP
Hands still raised, filing slowly into the mysterious well of
Tense, beginning nervous APPLAUSE here and there.
As the last one enters, beginning to glow and, as it does, the bowl
slowly puts out leaves like some great plant, enfolding and hiding
the people within a series of translucent petals. As the Last one
enfolds them the Light intensifies, the exterior surfaces seeming to
shift as if a kind of motion was beginning inside it...
Visible in the growing Light from Carousel -gripped with passion and
excitement, APPLAUDING, gesturing as they see
Moving, bands of light seeming to spiral upward Like a contained
aurora as the Carousel picks up speed.
Caught up in it Like the rest.
Beginning to blur with its own speed. Through the shifting,
spiraling curtain of light we see bodies moving in a kind of
weightlessness, always struggling to move higher.
Follow a shadowy form as it moves, twists through other writhing
shadows -- upward, upward. Suddenly the form is spread-eagled, and
in a moment it is sharply outlined against the swirling canopy and
then -- a searing flash. And it is gone.
SOUND: Crowd in a frenzy -- SCREAMING.
47 FULL ANGLE - THE BLEACHER CROWD - FAVORING LOGAN
Standing. SCREAMING their cheers as:
48 FULL SHOT - UP AT CAROUSEL
High, reaching downward out of the shadows beneath the dome,
fringing, intersecting rainbow bands appear, looping the swirling
upper Carousel like Saturn's rings. Now we see figures reaching
outward toward them...reaching and missing and falling -downward
against the curtain and the flash of extinction.
49 MEDIUM ANGLE - A MAN
At the highest level...straining for the rainbow...
50 SWEEPING PAN SHOT - THE BLEACHER CROWD
Hysterical...starting to chant...
The man continues to strain:
51 CLOSE ANGLE - THE MAN
Almost a blur...but still straining:
52 CLOSE ON - LOGAN AND FRANCIS
LOGAN AND FRANCIS
(chanting with the rest)
53 CLOSE ANGLE - THE MAN
The blur...but still there...straining with all his might for the
Suddenly, the man...topples into the whirling blackness
below...where he is instantly incinerated.
54 WIDE ANGLE - THE CAROUSEL
Whirling - whirling - the rainbows shining.
55 WIDE ANGLE - THE BLEACHERS
Orgiastic pleasure -- a Spanish crowd at a perfect killing --
57 FULL ANGLE - THE CAROUSEL
Other figures move to the topmost level...straining for the rainbow
58 CLOSE ON - LOGAN AND FRANCIS
As the SCREAMING goes on in the b.g. of the SHUT... we hear a
BUZZING noise. Logan reaches into a pocket and takes out a small,
dark plastic box.
Logan looks at the box. On it we see:
MAN: RELIVE STORE 14
Looks like I'm working.
Who invited you?
I'm in my party mood.
Logan smiles . . . and the CAMERA PANS them rushing out of the
They make their way into the hall.
Logan takes out the small plastic box. We can tell from his face
that he is disappointed...until a faint BEEPING SOUND emanates from
Francis watches as Logan wheels in one direction... the beeping
stops. He turns in another direction... again, there is no beeping.
As Logan turns in a third direction...the BEEPING commences.
Logan and Francis move swiftly in that direction and the BEEPING
GROWS LOUDER...AND LOUDER...until Logan and Francis see:
59X11 WIDE ANGLE - A MAN
CHASE: INTER CUT between Logan and Francis following the running man
in the great hall...empty. We can HEAR the CROWD SCREAMING in
A. Logan and Francis separate...to encircle the running man.
B. The running man turns a corner and for a moment Logan cannot see
C. As Logan turns the corner...Francis is on the other side and
FIRES at the running man...JUST MISSING HIM.
D.Francis winks at Logan as he pursues the running man up a ramp
and Logan gets it: A little cat and mouse is in order.
(NOTE: THE CHASE WILL BE THE DIRECTOR'S OPTION.)
E. Logan FIRES... just missing the man...Francis FIRES again. . .
just missing, too.
F. The man is in a panic as he continues up the ramp...to various
levels and areas.
G. Both barrels (of Logan and Francis' respective guns) glow again
as they FIRE...with both just missing the running man once more.
H. The man's face is crazed...and sweating...the mouse is going
berserk as he has been chased to a high level.
I. He stands frozen, petrified, driven to the edge of a high balcony
by the shots--teetering now. He is in full sight of Logan, Francis
is across the hall.
J. The Runnerıs face. He looks at death twenty feet away--Logan
K. Francis, watching, smiling at the perfect moment.
L. Logan's face. A shadow of thought, a hesitation.
M. The Runner lunges. Logan fires, misses.
N. Francis fires a salvo, drives the Runner back to the rail where
he teeters again, throws his hands in front of his face and plunges.
The SCREAMING in Carousel reaches a peak.
63X2 WITH LOGAN
As he arrives at the dead body of the Runner, bends over him, turns
the man's left hand up. We see the flower crystal. Black.
Logan takes out his transceiver.
63X3 INSERT TRANSCEIVER
A man's face visible. Logan checks it against the face of the dead
man. They are not the same.
63X4 ANOTHER ANGLE
As Francis comes up, waits. Logan moves the transceiver to the dead
man's face, rests it on his forehead.
63X5 INSERT TRANSCEIVER READOUT:
The words appear: IDENT. AFFIRM....NEW YOU #483 ALTERATION
Scowls for a moment, then shrugs. He takes out a small flat pouch
and methodically strips from the body its few personal things,
stuffs them into the pouch. Then his eye is caught by the man's
right hand, clenched. Logan opens it. A metal ankh on a bit of
chain. It means nothing to Logan who stuffs it into the pouch and
closes it. Now again he fiddles with the transceiver, speaks into it
Runner terminated 0:31
Ready for cleanup.
Done with his job, he rises to face Francis.
That was a great shot you made.
But you look a little rusty to me --
what were you doing, wondering?
Logan shrugs. He's not sure himself. Together they walk off down the
hall, passing CAMERA
63X7 ANOTHER ANGLE
We see in the distance, a pair of Stickmen descending into the hall,
riding through the air on their odd vehicles, passing overhead then
descending. One hovers not far away as the other comes down, hangs a
few feet over the body.
63X8 1ST STICKMAN AND BODY
The driver makes sure he's in position, then presses a button on one
of the arms of the vehicle. There is a broad spray of vapor from the
bottom which covers the corpse.
63X9 CORPSE (INSERT)
It turns to crystals which sag away from the human form, as a sand
sculpture erodes when it's dry.
63X10 1ST STICKMAN CLOSE ON HEAP OF CRYSTALS
Satisfied, he revs his machine and it rises smoothly out of the
SHOT. As it leaves, the second machine moves down and into its
63X11 2ND STICKMAN
Glances at the crystals, maneuvers into position, presses his
63X12 CLOSER ANGLE - THE CRYSTALS, STICKMAN
Sucked up into the machine as it hovers. As the floor is once again
bare, the 2nd Stickman revs slightly and his machine pulls up and
63X13 ANOTHER ANGLE
As the Stickmen move up and out, we see the exhilarated crowd
beginning to pour out of Carousel.
63X14 LOGAN AND FRANCIS - ARCADE
Descending from the top level -- not much of a crowd. Francis is
gesturing toward the Hallucimill.
...Well I think you're getting stale.
You need old Lucey--Go on. Gee the whole
burn--try the new psycho-lift-they tell
me it turns you inside out...
He shoves Logan in that direction and continues on down.
(calling after him)
I'll look for you here when I'm off--
And he is gone.
waves, smiling, then turns to the Hallucimill.
63X16 POV - HALLUCIMILL EXT.
63X17 BACK TO LOGAN
Hesitates, as a COUPLE push past him gleefully on their way. He
looks and we see:
63X18 POV - ARCADE, UPPER LEVELS
The people from Carousel starting to pour in, loud, happy, ready for
Not with it. He turns and starts making his way downwards towards
63X20 LOGAN'S APARTMENT
As he enters. Idle, restless. He crosses to a sideboard--makes
himself a drink, sips, doesn't like it. Gets rid of it, makes
another. He fiddles with things, a game--sits, gets up. Now he is
beginning to feel the drink. Takes another belt, smiles. Now he goes
over to a tall wall recess flanked by a console with many dials.
63X21 AT THE WALL RECESS
As Logan dials, blurred and smoky images appear in the recess--a
slow protoplasmic eddying in many colors. He tunes it in and the
figure of a smiling young man appears--bejeweled, lustrous, willing.
63X22 LOGAN AT THE CONSOLE
Bored as Mastroianni turns the dial again and the young man
dissolves. He dials again and now a beautiful young woman takes
shape. It is Jessica.
63X23 JESSICA AND LOGAN
Still in the recess, she makes no gesture of interest, no smile.
Around her neck, from a collar, a dangling ankh. It catches Logan's
eye. He smiles, clicks another dial and she becomes real. He reaches
out a hand and leads her out into the room.
64 LOGAN AND JESSICA
As Jessica turns to him, Logan moves in strongly and embraces her-
but, to his surprise, she resists. Logan, still holding her loosely,
is amused and surprised.
What's wrong, Available?
(breaking away gently)
Please . . .No.
She backs away, almost apologetically. Logan follows, smiling.
Please . . . no ?
(noting that she looks trapped,
You mean "not here"--that's it?
You're a private Available but
(he is moving in on her
as he speaks, she retreating,
which amuses him)
Don't worry. There's no one here but me.
(that stops him)
You prefer women?
Nothing. I felt sad, I put myself
on the circuit. It was a mistake.
Sad? What made you sad?
A friend of mine went on Carousel
tonight. Now he's gone.
(after a beat)
Yes...probably he was renewed?
He was killed
Killed? Why do you use that word?
Isn't it right? Isn't that what
you do? Kill.
I never 'killed' anybody in my life.
Sandmen terminate Runners
Who brought you?
Nobody. I felt sad. .. I put myself
on the circuit.
You felt sad. What's your name?
You're beautiful. Let's have sex.
But you put yourself on the circuit!
I thought I had to do something.
I changed my mind
How a Sandman lives.
Logan smiles, takes off gunbelt, etc.
Let's have sex.
(as Jessica shakes her head)
I thought you were curious.
Not about that.
(after a beat)
I'm afraid to tell you.
I'm not armed.
Why is it wrong to run?
You shouldn't even think such things...
And you picked a strange person to
say them to -
I suppose. But what if you want
So? Do what everyone does. Try
like hell for renewal.
Logan stretches out his right hand. We see a red flower crystal
embedded and centered in his right palm. It is exactly the same
shape that we have seen in black in the palm of the dead runner.
When this turns black...that's it.
If for any reason you want to be 31...
you have the same chance as everyone
Logan takes his gun and points it at her.
But if you're one of the misfits...
that's where I come in.
I didn't say that I would run...
turning over her palm)
Are you a 5 or a 6?
(we see a green crystal)
Six. I go red next year.
You're years away . . . I don't know
why you're thinking of these things,
much less talking about them.
(offering Jessica the gun)
Want to try?
Jessica shakes her head. Logan looks at Jessica carefully...in an
admiring sexual way...from her toes to her head...briefly noticing
(in the process) chat she is wearing an identical piece of jewelry
that he has taken off the dead runner...around her neck.
What Quad do you live in?
You're sure you don't want to try?
It's nice to know you can nod.
It's nice co know you can do that,
Suddenly Francis and two dishevel led young WOMEN burst in and come
laughing toward Logan and Jessica Stoned, hilarious, they crowd
around Logan one of them embracing him. In the wild hilarity,
Jessica slips away and Logan, seeing her go, makes a vain effort
after her. Francis notices, laughs. Amid the noise he shouts to
These are for me -- you've got your
(looking after Jessica)
She must have been something--?
At Logan's expression he roars with laughter Francis picks up an
atomizer and hurls it at the ceiling where it shatters and a great
pink cloud settles over them all.
64X1 EXT. - SAND MAN H.Q.
A frowning structure of dark stone and mirrored copper, fronted by
broad steps. Logan and Francis are climbing the steps as a SANDMAN
is coming out... His uniform is in tatters. They greet one another...then:
What happened to you?
I lost a Runner in Cathedral.
Ran into some Cubs I couldn't manage.
(as they stare)
One of them cut me bad...
(extends his arm and moves
a finger from his shoulder to
all the way down.
On my way to the New You for repairs.
Get yourself a new face while you're
at it They know you now.
They wave. Logan and Francis continue.
64CX1 INT. - SANDMAN H.Q. LOBBY (VOICE OVER)
As Logan and Francis cross, turn into a corridor.
I just might look in on New You 483
You? Why? You're already beautiful.
No -- it's that last Runner -- someone
in 483 was trying to help him.
64X2 INT. - SANDMAN H.Q. - READY ROOM
As Logan and Francis cross the room, Logan nods to other Sandmen,
who are monitoring areas of the Megalopolis on video consoles. One
of these Sand-men speaks to Francis who hasn't greeted them
What's with you, Francis?
FRANCIS (touching his
The other Sandmen, including Logan, smile as Logan and Francis
69 INT. - SANDMAN H.Q. - DEBRIEFING AREA
Black door opens revealing Logan and Francis who now enter a mammoth
room. As they walk. . . they pass FOUR GIANT LIFECLOCKS...WHITE,
YELLOW GREEN AND RED.
Each LIFECLOCK pulses out the moments of every person alive in the
city, governing everyone's crystal changes automatically shifting to
the next LIFECLOCK when the time comes.
There are no humans.
Francis walks over to a circular table at the end of the room....
above which is a circular overhang. There is a groove...the shape of
a palm crystal on one part of the circular table.
Francis takes out the plastic bag which contains the contents of the
dead Runner's pockets and starts putting the contents on the table.
(These contents are the ones from the Runner Francis has killed at
the beginning of the film.)
The moment the first item touches the table...it activates a scanner
on the overhang above.
Francis stands alongside the table...his attitude is very matter-of
fact. He has been through this procedure many, many times.
He touches his head...(the hangover)...and Logan smiles. Moments
later...the scanner stops...the word:
appears on a SCREEN. Francis places his palm into the groove. . .
and the words:
appear on the SCREEN.
See you in the hydrotoner!
Francis exits as Logan places the contents of a plastic bag with the
items he has taken off the Runner who jumped to his death. Among
them is the odd-shaped piece of jewelry.
Logan is standing nonchalantly...as the scanner moves over the
items...waiting to be quickly identified and cleared as Francis was
The scanner continues scanning.
Logan starts becoming impatient...but the scanning goes on and on
Now...Logan is clearly puzzled...it has never...ever taken anything
remotely resembling this length of time.
Suddenly, directly before him...on the SCREEN... the word:
blinks on and off...on and off...catching Logan's attention. As
Logan turns toward the SCREEN...the scanner stops moving. The word
PROBABILITY blinks off and is replaced by the word:
We can tell from Logan's expression as he walks to the corner. . .
that he has never seen this before.
Logan sits in a chair in the area facing the SCREEN. There is a
stellar groove (that we have seen on the Table) the shape of a palm
crystal....glowing on an arm of the chair.
The word on the SCREEN is now:
Logan places his right palm with the flower crystal into the groove.
We hear a HUMMING NOISE....then: The piece of jade Jewelry appears
on the SCREEN and below the piece of jewelry the following words
appear on the SCREEN:
OBJECT OCCURS IN NONRANDOM
PATTERN AND FREQUENCY. LINKED
WITH OBSOLETE WORD: SANCTUARY.
PROBABLE EXISTENCE ESTABLISHED.
QUESTION: IDENTIFY OBJECT?
Negative. Question: What is it?
Words on SCREEN now read:
NAME: ANKH. QUESTION:
IDENTIFY CONCEPT SANCTUARY?
Words on SCREEN now read:
SANCTUARY: CODE WORD PREMILL-
ENNIAL RELIGIONS DENOTING
PLACE OF IMMUNITY.
I don't understand?
Words on SCREEN now read:
SANCTUARY NOW MATHEMATICALLY
RELATED TO UNACCOUNTED
CITIZENS NUMBERING 1056.
Word on SCREEN now reads:
It disappears and words on SCREEN now read:
OBJECT ANKH ASSOCIATED
WITH UNACCOUNTED CITIZENS 1056.
CONCLUSION SANCTUARY EXISTENT....
1056 unaccounted for?!
Word on SCREEN reads:
Question: Maybe they weren't all Runners.
Maybe most of them reached Life Renewal
Words on SCREEN read:
Question: None of them reached renewal?
Word on SCREEN reads:
But everyone believes that some....
Words on SCREEN read:
5 ASSIGNED TO LOCATE
SANCTUARY AND REPORT....
Question: You mean nobody's ever
Words on SCREEN read:
- - QUESTION ANSWERED....
As Logan reacts the new words which appear read:
PENETRATE CITY SEALS...
Question: The Seals? Go outside?!
But there's nothing outside!
The words on the SCREEN read:
The words on the SCREEN read:
What if I need help from another
The words on the SCREEN read:
NEGATIVE. REPEAT: ASSIGNMENT
SECRET. LOGAN-5 TRANSFER TO
RUNNER SEEKING SANCTUARY.
Logan takes a breath.
Question: I am six Red...how can
I pretend to be approaching Lastday?
The words on the SCREEN read:
Question: My Life--
Before the startled Logan can finish...he feels a shock of pain and
his hand is immobile. Logan stares at the back of his hand as if it
wasn't his. His forehead shines with sweat.
Now the entire area, including the chair and the screen begins to
glow bright red. The glowing becomes so bright that Logan is forced
to close his eyes.
As the glow subsides...Logan looks at his right hand. The red flower
crystal in his palm is blinking. He stares at it, fascinated,
Am I still six Red?
The words on the SCREEN read:
I know that but I had four more years
(extending the blinking palm)
This means ten days to Lastday.
Of course I will get the four years
back, won't I?
The words on the SCREEN read:
TAKE OBJECT WITH YOU
LOGAN (very urgent)
Question: Do I get my four years back?
Too late. The SCREEN is BLANK. For a moment his lips part as if to
say something more but he changes his mind, turns away.
Now Logan walks over to the table and removes the ankh. Almost
automatically, he starts moving his hand toward the groove...but the
SCREEN already has the words:
Logan looks at it - then:
The CAMERA PANS Logan out of the mammoth room.... past the GIANT
LIFECLOCKS....where he pauses.... glances at his BLINKING
CRYSTAL....and continues out into:
69X1 INT. - HYDROTONER - DAY
Spectacularly 23rd century. Logan enters. He looks around and spots
Francis.... in a whirlpool bath....trying to recover from has
In the b.g. of the SHOT we can see some Sandmen doing calisthenics.
Logan walks over to Francis....hiding his blinking crystal by
holding his hand against his leg.
What the hell took you so long?
(after a beat)
Did you ever see anybody renew?
I think you've been skulling out too
much. First Nursery and now stupid
Anybody we know?
Look....why don't you get into the
water....you need it....more than I do.
(after a beat)
At Carousel tonight?
Logan nods, exits. The CAMERA REMAINS on a slightly puzzled FRANCIS
for a moment then FOLLOW Logan out to:
70 EXT. - SANDMAN BUILDING
Logan is on the steps, irresolute. He looks at his blinking
crystal...moves as if to reenter, changes his mind. Now takes out
the black box, dials.
Location...female Green Six...
name Jessica...living in Quad K.
73X1 INT. - LOGAN'S APARTMENT
Logan opens the door to see Jessica. Behind her a young SANDMAN who
has obviously escorted her there.
YOUNG SANDMAN (smiling)
She says she's been here before...
Jessica half turns and shrugs a 'see?'. The young Sandman's smile
widens, he waves to Logan and shoves off.
You could have called me yourself.
But I wasn't sure you'd come.
(the game has started)
Here I am.
Shall I come in?
Logan gestures, leading her inside to the living area.
I couldn't get you out of my mind.
I'm the most beautiful woman you've
ever seen, I suppose?
Thanks...but I have the choice.
Then it's still no.
You can have any woman in the city.
What do you really want?
I don't believe you. There has to
Logan extends his right hand. He turns his right palm so that.
Jessica can see it blinking red.
Jessica gasps for a moment...then:
Why show me?
I'm going to run.
Why tell me?
You know something.
About running, dying what?
Both...running's what I'm interested
I know what everyone knows. Try
like hell for Renewal. You have
the same chance everyone else has.
It's different now. Help me.
How can I?
Logan takes out the ankh.
Where did you get that?
A Runner gave it to me.
And then you killed him, right?
I let him go...believe me.
LOGAN (a beat)
Speak to your friends for me, Jessica...
Please? What friends?
(clutching the ankh, looking
at Jessica's; then:)
I don't have much time.
I never heard of a Sandman running
. . . ever. . .
LOGAN (putting the
ankh in his pocket;
dropping the bombshell)
And I never heard of Sanctuary.
Jessica reacts. She is about to speak. . .doesn't..
Logan reaches out and touches her hand.
What can I do to make you believe me?
Jessica draws her hand away quickly from his touch.
Logan stands and starts out...as Jessica watches him..
82 EXT. - A SLEEK, OUTDOOR RESTAURANT - NIGHT
There are three men and a woman seated at a table. Jessica reaches
the table and sits down.
83 CLOSE ON - LOGAN
A distance away...watching.
86 EXT. - RESTAURANT - FULL ANGLE - THE THREE MEN,
WOMAN AND JESSICA
Eating without enthusiasm...obviously more interested in their
He's blinking...so what? Sandmen get
But what if he's telling the truth?
I say no. It's not worth the risk.
I absolutely agree. He's killed Runners
for a decade. He has no feelings.
He was born a Sandman. He had no
Neither do we.
88X1 SANDMAN READY ROOM
Four Sandmen at the consoles. They look up as Francis enters. He
goes to one of the men who stretches, yawns, gets up.
FRANCIS (taking his
place at the console)
Just don't be forever about it like last
Ah-h you love it. You're afraid
you'll miss a really good Run.
They all laugh. Francis takes up his watch as the other exits.
89X1 EXT - RESTAURANT - THREE MEN A WOMAN AND JESSICA
Leaning together talking in an undertone
SECOND MAN (urgently)
If he believes you, he'll come.
Why Arcade Station?
SECOND MAN (impatiently)
Why? It's our only chance--kill him
and get away in the crowd heading
for the evening slaughter --
Right at the station itself?
No - just there - on the first level.
Don't look for us. We'll see you.
WOMAN (cutting in)
You don't seem quite sure, Jessica.
Can you do it? Will you?
Slowly, Jessica nods.
Y-yes...if I can find him.
I think you can. Don't you?
Jessica faces her squarely, nods. The woman looks deeply into her
I'm sorry. We all are. But he has heard
about Sanctuary -- and that makes him
dangerous to all of us.
After murmurs of agreement:
(staring at Jessica)
We're counting on you.
Jessica exits. They look at each other in dismay.. After a moment,
one of the men follows her. They don't trust her.
94A1 READY ROOM - FRANCIS
Obviously enjoying the work, watching--tracking a Runner's progress,
the assignment of a Sandman, the kill.
94X1 WITH JESSICA
Making her way through the strolling crowd, her face thoughtful.
94X2 ANOTHER ANGLE
The man from the restaurant, following.
94X3 GALLERY, SANDMAN RESIDENCE -- JESSICA
Walking slowly up to a door, she hesitates, KNOCKS.
Logan opens the door, reacts.
Are you here to help me?
What do you need?
A moment, then Logan moves toward her hungrily, pulling her in to
him as the door closes.
94X5 WITH LOGAN AND JESSICA
Walking along a handsomely landscaped stream. Laughing together,
stopping to admire the beautiful fish (koi).
What're you going to do?
(turning away slightly)
I wish I could help you.
(turning her gently back)
Maybe you'll chink of something...
I wish I knew what you think I know.
Logan smiles at her, both knowing what's false, but drawn to each
other anyhow. They commence walking again.
94X6 ANOTHER ANGLE
The followers, ahead now, watching, trying to make up their minds as
to whether Jessica is bringing Logan to the ambush. As they argue,
Logan and Jessica approach.
94X7 WITH LOGAN AND JESSICA
If you did know, you'd tell me.
If you trusted me, you'd know.
JESSICA (evading it)
We're coming to Arcade.
Shall we Relive together?
94X8 CLOSE ANGLE
As they pass, Jessica looks full in the face of one of the
followers, looks away. Logan does not notice. The followers are
partly reassured. One of the men is now holding a garrote made from
his necklace. The man who first followed gestures and the others go
off purposefully. He continues after Logan and Jessica as they exit
round a corner.
94AX9 READY ROOM
As 1st Sandman returns, still cheerfully chewing. Francis is
reluctant to give up his place and when he does, he remains standing
there, watching. He loves the work--they all do.
94X10 ARCADE - LOWER LEVEL
Logan and Jessica entering. Logan is aware of Jessica's increasing
tension. He pretends unconcern, but he is wary.
94X11 ANOTHER ANGLE
Behind them, visible through the crowd--two of the men we saw
before. The Follower and the man with the garrote. They are moving
so as to intersect with Logan and Jessica where the crowd is
thickest, streams coming together to move to a higher level.
94X12 FEATURING JESSICA
As they move, fearful--torn between her promise and her feeling for
Logan. Catching a glimpse of the followers, she makes a small sound,
hesitates, pretends to have stumbled.
94X13 THE AMBUSHERS
Closer now, closing in -- the wire garrote gleaming between the
94X14 LOGAN AND JESSICA
Suddenly she stops. He comes round facing as people eddy by them.
Logan looks at her searchingly.
Tell me, Jessica.
Behind him the two men move in. The man with the garrote raises his
hands. One more step... Logan senses something, half-turns just as
we hear a familiar urgent SOUND--the sound of his transceiver.
Behind him the man hesitates, drops his hands. Logan takes the
transceiver from his belt and moves out of the crowd to the side,
Jessica with him. Now he bends to read the message and Jessica
cranes her head to see too.
94X15 READY ROOM - FRANCIS AND SANDMEN
As the Runner alarm pulses and the readout flashes its message:
RUNNER FEMALE: CATHEDRAL Q-2
The Sandman at the console turns and says:
Hey, Logan's got a mean one tonight--
why don't you--
But Francis is already at the door. A wave and he's gone. The others
ad lib interest-- "watch out in there--they can cut you before you
see them" etc.
105X1 ARCADE STATION - THE AMBUSH
The two watching, muscles taut -- wondering.
106X2 ARCADE - TWO SHOT - LOGAN AND JESSICA
As he speaks he leads her into the maze-car station and punches out
his destination on the car caller.
A Runner...Cathedral. A woman.
106X3 MAZE-CAR STATION ARCADE
You're not going, are you?
LOGAN (a beat)
Why not? Maybe she'll help me.
You won't. You'd better stay here.
The maze-car arrives and they move to it.
JESSICA (touching his
I'd rather be with you.
LOGAN (knowing she is
lying through her teeth)
They enter the car which instantly moves off. As it passes, the men
in ambush come forward and read the destination. They ring for
another car which pulls in immediately.
109X2 ANOTHER ANGLE
As the two jam into the maze-car which rockets off in pursuit...
121 INT - MAZE-CAR - LOGAN AND JESSICA - MOVING SHOT
Have you ever been through Cathedral?
Jessica shakes her head.
They're like beasts. Wild.
Maybe they're angry because they're
grown in meccano-breeders.
Instead of what? Nine months inside a
We're all raised the same but most of
us don't become cubs in Cathedral.
Some people say children need human
Insane. Nurseries are better than any
mother could be.
I'm only telling you what I've heard...
Haven't you ever wondered what your
seed-mother was Like...?
(after a beat)
When did you begin to question Lastday?
I don't remember exactly...except I was
What would you like to relive, Logan?
Let's see - how long has it been?
As Jessica turns her head...looking somewhat guilty, the maze-car
slides to a stop.
A warning light pulses on the car's console and a RECORDED VOICE
speaks before the hatch opens.
Attention passengers. Cathedral
Station is a personal risk area.
Persons with business are warned
to be careful.
121X1 EXT. - MAZE-CAR - CATHEDRAL STATION
Now the hatch opens. They step out, Logan first, Jessica timidly,
looking around. Behind them the hatch closes, the maze-car sighs
away into the distance.
I've never been in this quadrant.
Is that Arcade off there?
There are standing on the maze-car platform -- a high overlook like
an "elevated" station.
121X2 POV - THE CITY BEYOND THE WALLS OF CATHEDRAL
Arcade shining like distant fireworks.
122 EXT. - MAZE-CAR M PLATFORM - CATHEDRAL
Below them a narrow, sharply angled concrete canyon, buttressed
walls rising featureless. The look of an old fortress, blank, dim
and cool. Still visible over an opening the chiseled legend
"Cathedral Plaza--2025 A.D.--Skidmore, Rosenfelt, Hennesy
Jessica shivers, looking around her. Logan takes her arm and they
descend into the canyon, move toward the wall. Their footsteps the
Let me go first. Sometimes they're
waiting just inside there--to rush
you when it opens...
He helps her through the narrow opening--the portal's walls are very
thick.. They turn abruptly and see:
123 INT. - WALL - DAZZLE CHAMBER
A room of angled, reflecting surfaces. At one end a jagged corridor,
also mirrored, leads away. The zigzag, angled effect creates an
absolute confusion of images. but Logan leads her unhesitatingly
across the chamber to the corridor. Jessica hangs back, momentarily
certain she's about to smash into something.
LOGAN (guiding her)
Just follow--no matter how it seems...
JESSICA (doing her
But what is this--why?
LOGAN (as they enter
The Cubs. When they're flying on muscle
there's no way to catch up. Without the
dazzle, they'd just go past us--
Muscle? I don't know that one.
Logan is leading her down the zigzag corridor. It's stop and go--a
fun house in which you can get hurt.
It's unauthorized. No good for any-
one over thirteen anyhow--shakes you
to pieces--speeds everything up to a
(he is amused)
you can see what happens when some
flying Cub tries to go through this
Jessica reacts...to what Logan has said...then: A moment later:
124 ANOTHER ANGLE
As they approach the end of the corridor, a small FIGURE in a
tattered garment approaches them. She stops SINGING as she sees
Logan and Jessica.
Don't be afraid.
We see that it is a little GIRL of seven. Her face is grimy and hair
What's your name?
I'm Mary 2.
Where do you live, Mary?
Why aren't you in Nursery?
I'm very smart.
When do you go up?
I never go upstairs. You're a
nice old lady.
As soon as she finishes her last sentence, Mary grabs at Jessica's
clothing...tearing a pin (piece of Jewelry) off...and running away
As Jessica instinctively starts after her...Logan... holds her back.
(shaking his head)
Not here. Might be a decoy.
Cautiously, Logan and Jessica exit from the wall, stepping out into-
125 EXT. - CATHEDRAL ITSELF
An area of rubble and dilapidated buildings.
Logan crouches, holding the transceiver and fanning the area,
SOUND: a soft beeping which abruptly grows louder and holds steady.
Logan gestures to Jessica to follow him, and moves carefully in the
direction of the BEEPING, quartering occasionally like a hunting
dog. Coming up to an angle of wall, he stops, flicks the sound off,
puts the machine back onto his belt. He gestures to Jessica to stand
still then he straightens, steps out, calls:
Silence. Jessica involuntarily moves to him and as she does, the
Runner moves from behind an upright and stands.- The figure is
shadowed, the arms out, palms facing in a kind of gesture of
surrender. In the Runner's left hand, the tiny red crystal pulses on
and off. The Runner is a woman!
There is an instant of frozen confrontation and then suddenly
Jessica gasps, grasping at him.
As Logan whirls:
125X1 ANOTHER ANGLE
Suddenly, from everywhere out of the shadows, a pack of snarling
Cubs materializes--moving with blinding speed. At their appearance
the Runner whirls and races off into the dark shadows. Logan makes a
futile gesture after her, then turns to face the Cubs.
A strutting, feral-faced fourteen or fifteen year old heads the
pack, dressed in fierce-looking tatters and hung with rip-off
trophies. He gestures to one of his followers to stand still.
(speaking of the Runner)
Don't worry about her. We'll have that
one later. Right now I think we've got
a Runner and his pairup. And what a Runner!
The CAMERA PANS the other Cubs...mean, filthy.
We're going to have ourselves a time,
we are. Right, Billy?!
There is a chilling laughter of agreement from the rest.
I'm a Sandman!
I cut up a Sandman yesterday. They
said I'd never get him...but I cut
him up good, I did.
LOGAN (firm tone)
I feel sorry for you, boy!
Some murmuring as the pack watches their leader.
For me? Better feel sorry for your-
No, for you! How old are you, Billy?
Billy is silent.
Fourteen? Fifteen? Your days are running
out. How long can you last? A year. Six
(he points to the yellow
flower in Billy's palm)
What happens when you're sixteen and
you go green?
BILLY (lashing out)
Nothing will happen! I make the
rules as I go!! Cubs do what I say!
Always have! Always will! I got
Cathedral and I'll never let go!
No cubs over fifteen, Billy! Ever
heard of a cub with a green flower?
You'll leave Cathedral then, Billy,
when you're on green, because they
won't let a green stay here.
If you try to stay the young ones will
gut-rip you apart!
Shut up! Shut up your damn mouth!
Logan falls back into a fighting crouch...but before he can strike a
blow..he is grabbed and slammed against the wall of an abandoned
Let him suck Muscle! That'll shut
his mouth! Let's watch him shake
himself to death!!
We see the Cubs take out drugpads. They squeeze the pads and inhale
the "Muscle." At once their movements become blurringly rapid. They
take menacing positions - some leaping overhead.
Give him some Muscle!!
Like lightning they change positions and flash around Logan and
126 CLOSE ON - JESSICA
127 CLOSE ON - LOGAN
Being held against the wall by Cubs as:
Shake him to death!!
128 ANOTHER ANGLE - INCLUDING BILLY
moving a drugpad against Logan's face.
Logan is holding his breath...desperately trying not to breathe the
"Muscle" directly from the pad into his system.
BILLY (chilling laugh)
He's trying to hold his breath...
As Billy presses the pad tighter against Logan's face:
With all his might, Logan wrenches his arms loose... drops to the
ground and pulls out his gun.
He fires and fire girdles a pillar...and they start to back away.
We can rush him...we can take
can take him again, we can!!
The pack hesitates...stops backing away.
(moving the gun slowly
back and forth)
All right! How many of you want this to
The pack moves back again...and disperses, leaving Billy facing
Come on, Billy...come on...you cut
a Sandman, didn't you?!
Logan tucks the gun back into his waist.
Come on, Billy...cut me...Come on
After a beat, Billy turns and runs away.
Logan comforts the shivering Jessica for a moment then takes out the
small box from his pocket and turns it...until it starts BEEPING.
The CAMERA PANS Logan and Jessica...following the SOUND.
They move over the rubble...and cautiously around abandoned
We HEAR A SCREAM...and HEAR the Cubs who've only obviously found and
attacked someone. The SOUND is coming from a different direction
than where the beeping is coming from.
(shaking his head)
They've got someone else! Why would
anybody come here?
Jessica shudders as the scream dies abruptly.
The BEEPING is now very loud.
Logan homes in on an abandoned building, enters, crosses swiftly to
a door inside and kicks it down.
We SEE the Runner. The WOMAN cringing, expecting death.
129 FULL SHOT - LOGAN AND THE WOMAN
frozen for a moment. In f.g. a figure stirs, moves and we see it is
Francis. His weapon is drawn and aimed, but as he watches, he lowers
the barrel and smiles. The is Logan's job.
130 CLOSE ON - JESSICA
131 LOGAN AND THE WOMAN
There's been a terrible error! My
Lifeclock must have broken in some way!
I'm nowhere near thirty...look at
me...I'm twenty-two. I should be
green! Did you hear me?
Don't be afraid--
Before Logan can continue...the Woman...who is now wild-eyed and
hysterical lunges at Logan...and starts grappling with him.
I'll kill you!! I'll kill you!!
After Logan pushes her away...and she falls down:
LOGAN (breathing hard)
I'm not going to hurt you.
Slowly, she rises.
Logan takes out the ankh.
Logan reaches into his pocket and takes out a small round
object...the size of a large marble.
If they find you throw this hard
enough to break it. Then hold your
breath till you get away...It's
Her reaction is blank, then, with desperate ferocity she attacks
During the course of the struggle, Logan subdues her again.
Jessica enters, bends over the near-crazed Runner as Logan holds
her. Eyeing him, the woman stands and takes the small round
object...she appears somewhat bewildered as Logan and Jessica move
132 EXT. - THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ABANDONED BUILDING -
MED. ANGLE - FRANCIS WATCHING
He is shocked, unbelieving.
133 CLOSE ON FRANCIS
Stunned and uncertain, Francis aims his gun toward Logan and
Jessica...but he wavers...watching them disappear into the rubble...
134 ANOTHER ANGLE - FRANCIS
shivering like a wet dog. He turns toward open window.
FRANCIS (in a firm, cold
The woman turns, staring insanely. Her mouth opens like a fish as:
Francis FIRES his gun. A moment later, as the burning body topples
to the floor;
134X1 MAZE-CAR PLATFORM - THE MEN
hearing the unmistakable SCREAMING sound of the kill, they exchange
135 LOGAN AND JESSICA
At the flash of FIRE from Francis' gun, they turn.
Logan and Francis' eyes meet. A beat, then Logan grabs Jessica and
pulls her away.
After a long, long hesitation, takes out his small plastic box and
starts to speak into it:
Runner terminated at G.16
Ready for cleanup at Cathedral
137 ANOTHER ANGLE - OVERLOOKING CATHEDRAL ENTRANCE
The Second and Third Men...very close to the maze-car platform...
peering into the darkness and seeing Logan and Jessica emerge onto
the maze-car platform. We can tell from the way the two men look at
one another that they believe Logan has fired the shot they have
They hide from the approaching Logan and Jessica.
I almost believed her.
They move off soundlessly. Behind them, a maze-car has arrived.
138 MED. - ANGLE - FRANCIS
Gun in hand...running through Cathedral toward the maze-car
139 INT. - MAZE-CAR - LOGAN AND JESSICA - MOVING SHOT
I'm ashamed. I was bringing you
to be killed.
Where? Sanctuary? Can you take
Logan, I don't know where Sanctuary is.
But if I take you to them, they'll kill you.
LOGAN (a beat)
All right. But why? I didn't kill the
Yes, but they won't know that...or care.
They're hunting you, Logan. Maybe me too,
LOGAN (wry laugh)
That's nothing...there's a Sandman
behind us, too and there'll be
more soon. Take me to them.
I - I can't.
Then - why don't you leave me - go
to them - explain
No. Not that either.
Logan considers her. A long BEAT. Thinking, then:
All right. New You 483. I'll find
139X1 INT. - SANDMAN READY ROOM - FRANCIS
Distracted...ignoring the greetings of Sandmen who are monitoring
139X2 ANOTHER ANGLE - FRANCIS
Walking past the GIANT LIFECLOCKS into the debriefing area.
The scanners begin moving.
Moments later the scanner stops...the word:
appears on a SCREEN Francis pauses a moment and places his palm into
Now he takes out the items of the dead woman Runner and places them
on the scanning table.
An ALARM SOUNDS and the word:
flashes on and off on the SCREEN.
Sandmen come running into the Area.
Francis hesitates....then....quickly, as if changing his mind,
taking the items off the table:
Can you beat it....I've got the damn
You ought to put yourself on reliefcall,
FRANCIS (starting out)
140 EXT. - NEW YOU #483 - TWO SHOT - LOGAN AND JESSICA
as they enter NEW YOU #483 they are being watched by:
141 MED. ANGLE - THE SECOND AND THIRD MEN
A safe distance behind.
142 INT. - NEW YOU #483
The waiting room has many mirrors...where customers ...male and
female...are checking their faces (and bodies).
There are also various photographs on the walls... suggestions for
changes to foreheads, eyes, cheeks, lips, etcetera. The chatty
informality is very much like people in a beauty parlor or barber
There is a RECEPTIONIST seated behind a desk in a corner.
Logan and Jessica walk up to the desk.
The receptionist looks at Logan...ignoring Jessica.
Do you want to see Doc?
Logan nods, impatient - he knows someone's watching.
We don't get many Sandmen. I think
we've only had one other since I've
A Sandman can get as sick of his face
as anyone else. Where's the doctor?
I like your face. Would you mind if Doc
took a picture? I'd Like him to give
your face to somebody else.
It's all right with me. Is he here?
My name's Holly...Holly 13. In
ancient times they said my number
was unlucky. Do you believe in luck?
No - Look, I'm in a hurry.
Doc'll be with you soon, Sandman.
Logan and Jessica walk to one of the chairs in the waiting area and
sit down next to an attractive WOMAN.
Is this your first time?
Logan and Jessica nod.
WOMAN CUSTOMER (smiling)
This is my third...
... I did it when I turned yellow ...
(showing her palm)
I turned red yesterday.
Beautiful work. This man do them all?
No. But I hear he's terrific. Have you
seen any of his work?
Doc's ready, Sandman.
Logan and Jessica stand. They follow Holly into a large, shining,
stainless steel room where we see:
143 MED. ANGLE - DOC
who looks about twenty-one years old, exchanges a pointed look with
It's a real privilege, Sandman.
I thought you'd be older. I ex-
pected a Red.
DOC (showing his palm;
the flower crystal is Red)
Your own work?
DOC (with pride)
And I did it myself right on there.
144 FULL - ANGLE - THE SURGICAL APPARATUS
Aesculaptor Mark III -- the latest in servo-surgical designs.
Completely self-contained -- tilt-bed, cryojector services embedded
in the platform. The Mark III's laser heads are integrated into the
whole cocoon, swiveled and gimbaled so as to be able to focus any of
the surgical beams in microscopic delicacy or wide-bladed scraping.
The machine vaguely resembles an enormously complicated x-ray table
on an angle -- the great slotted laser heads overhanging it and
Integral with it. From the cryonic receptor base there is a steady
exhalation of cold -- the vapor seeping steadily downwards, blurring
the endlessly looped and tangled tubes and wires and containers
Which join in solid state circuitry so that any random or
involuntary twitch of a patient will be instantly compensated by an
equivalent move of the laser head -- keeping the focus precise.
At one end -- where the halves of the Mark III join, is n console of
switches and dials -- lights nod servo-recorders which control the
operation from the first injection of cold to the final healing
vacuum drafts and scar burnishing. With the air of a magician
demonstrating, Doc goes to the console and flips switches. Instantly
the table responds -- the platform tilting, the crab-like laser arms
descending flexing -- small vapor jets oozing as the beams slash
harmlessly across the table. Beaming, Doc turns it off and the whole
I designed it myself.
What'll it be ...a face job or
a full-body job?
Just the face.
Fine....Holly will get you ready.
You're in good hands, believe me.
Holly comes forward and unbuttons the collar on Logan's tunic.
As Holly brushes her fingertips lightly down Logan's arms:
Holly works here because she gets a
lift out of watching the Table...
and other things. I'll be back in a
He's going to sterilize himself.
Do I have to undress?
Not for your face.
Logan follows Holly to the Table. (Jessica remains behind with Doc
who speaks to her with soft urgency).
You shouldn't have brought him here.
I didn't bring him -- what's
the difference. He's blinking.
He wants to run.
Run!? He's a Sandman.
I tell you he's running. I know.
Maybe...Maybe. But I wish he'd
gone somewhere else.
(a beat, a shrug)
All right. He gets a face.
144X1 THE SURGICAL TABLE - LOGAN AND HOLLY
Logan lies down.
The Table ripples...accepting his weight prisoning and positioning
(leaning - close to
I like dark hair. Have him give you
Um huh. Would you take a picture
of him, Doc? I'd like you to give
his face to somebody else.
Doc pushes a button...there is a tiny FLASH.
Do you have anything special in mind?
I don't care...Just get it over
Holly'd like dark hair.
Holly'd like a lot of things.
(studying Logan's face)
We can start by narrowing the
Doc presses buttons on the control board. Jessica, who is standing
next to Doc, is slightly startled as the Table begins to HUM...as a
pair of laser beams separate themselves from the overhead cluster
and extend toward Logan, forming inner cones as they approach.
CryoJector needles start to close in on them, nearing their faces
and shoulders slowly...the visible cold streaming off the points.
A vibrobeam begins to KEEN.
SOUND: An insistent chiming.
Doc hears the sound and turns with the martyred air of a man who's
been called to the phone too many times. He turns to a phone-like
apparatus nearby, shifting the table into neutral as he turns. The
table and the laser heads stop moving.
(as if speaking on a phone)
Yes, they are.
(listening; his expression
Doc turns back to the console, pausing to stare intently at Logan,
then up at the brightly smiling Holly. Something in his look
registers, and Holly's smile fades. Now Doc engages the machine
Pay attention, Sandman. I'm
proud of this machine.
As he speaks he presses and an arm sweeps downward and into position
near Logan's face. It pauses as
With this one there's no waiting
for scar burnishing. It's all in
The laser arm sweeps across Logan's forehead and cheeks, leaving a
bright trail of blood as
But here's the improvement. Instant
healing---before you feel a thing.
Doc pushes a special button and the arm sweeps back along the track,
spraying healing fluid. Magically the blood vanishes and the skin is
moist and whole.
144X2 THE SURGICAL TABLE - LOGAN
His face tense--he knows something's wrong. Over him Holly's bright
face with its rapt look. She's not sure, but she enjoys whatever's
144X3 BACK TO DOC
who is playing the console as he speaks.
Perfect depth adjustment on this
one, Sandman. The beam will cut
through that uniform and just
exactly through the skin beneath--
absolute precision. Watch now
And the machine does its stuff, slashing through Logan's tunic--a
seam of blood following the rip.
Of course, it doesn't mend uniforms,
Sandman, but otherwise it does
everything, doesn't it? Just
imagine what would happen to you
if the healing stopped functioning.
And the arm moves back again, spraying the healing fluid into
Logan's new wound. Again the blood disappears.
Suddenly Doc's look is ferocious. He turns off the healing switch
and punches buttons fiercely. The laser arms begin to move wildly
and the SOUNDS become shrill. Holly looks alarmed.
No! You're scrambling the table.
He'll be cut to pieces, Doc.
Damn right! It was a trap. They
No - I'm Running!
Machine begins to WHINE LOUDLY.
Jessica tries to turn the machine off...Doc starts to wrestle with
145-145X4 INTERCUT: CLOSE ANGLES - THE CLUSTER ABOVE LOGAN
Watching two stun beams lower.
Doc knocks Jessica down. She is groggy on the floor as
The stun beams lance into Logan's cheeks.
The Table holds him, biting into his right leg below the knee.
146-148 QUICK CUTS OF DOC AND HOLLY
Watching intently as:
149-150 CLOSE ANGLES - LOGAN AND THE CLUSTER ABOVE HIM
As surgical beams slit his shirt from the shoulder to the waist
leaving two threads of blood. A vacu-head dips to suck the blood
151 ANOTHER ANGLE - LOGAN
As Logan desperately sucks in his belly....trying to flatten himself
into the Table.
152-153 CLOSE ANGLES - LOGAN AND THE CLUSTER ABOVE HIM
As laser blades cut into his face....followed by a spray of healing
liquid on the cuts.
154 CLOSE - ON HOLLY
155 CLOSE - ON LOGAN AND THE CLUSTER ABOVE HIM
As two wide blades of light sweep downward....and hover three inches
above his neck....and keep lowering ....HUMMING loudly....and one
inadvertently frees Logan's right arm.
156 CLOSE ON - DOC
Shocked as Logan reaches for his gun.
157 CLOSE - ON LOGAN AND THE CLUSTER ABOVE HIM.
As dozens of laser beams slash toward Logan....he twists away....and
breaks off....jumping off the Table.
Doc rushes Logan holding what appears to he a frozen police billy.
In an instant he has knocked Logan's gun away....and as Logan looks
down at it....we see it lying on the floor completely frozen.
Slowly, Doc moves toward Logan the short smoke-colored stick
menacing in his hand.
What I told you is the....
Abruptly, Doc lunges toward Logan...missing him as Logan ducks away.
As Doc turns to attack....Logan smashes his elbows into Doc's chest
and Doc falls back onto the Table.
157X1 CLOSE ON - HOLLY
SCREAMING, as Doc is slashed by the machine amid showers of sparks
and gouts of steam as the metal twists and wires short out and
various fluids boil and spill onto hot surfaces. Holly tries to
fight her way into the mess to help Doc, but Jessica, recovering,
pulls her down and the two struggle.
157X2 CLOSE ON - DOC
In terror as the laser beams begin to slash him to ribbons.
Making an effort to stop the machine, pulling levers and pushing
buttons in vain. He sees what's happening, pulls Jessica away from
Holly and, grabbing up his gun and tunic, heads for the entrance.
Crossing the waiting room they are stopped by the sight of:
Entering...gun in hand.
164 REVERSE ANGLE - LOGAN AND JESSICA
As they face Francis.
165 FULL ANGLE - FRANCIS LOGAN AND JESSICA
What's going on, Logan?!
It has nothing to do with you.
(choking but still loyal)
What are you talking about?! I saw you
let a Runner go?
(up a notch)
I saw you, Logan?? Tell me!!
Suddenly the machine behind them erupts into a great burst of smoke
and noise, momentarily drawing Francis' attention. Instantly Logan
jumps him, grabs and throws him sprawling. Without a look back, he
and Jessica run out.
Enraged, finds his gun on the floor and, before rising, gets off a
shot at them as they disappear. Then leaping to his feet, dashing
off in pursuit.
167 ARCADE TRACKING
Logan and Jessica running through Arcade.
167X1 LOGAN AND JESSICA
Suddenly she pulls him in another direction.
Follow me, Logan. Stay close.
As they run into Hallucimill...Francis...never too far behind...
spots them and follows.
174 EXT. - HALLUCIMILL - TWO SHOT - LOGAN AND JESSICA
Exiting from the other side...and running through the crowd toward
and into a Love Shop...followed by Francis coming out of the
Hallucimill, too... and running toward the Love Shop.
175 INT. - LOVE SHOP - LOGAN AND JESSICA
As they enter the hot darkness. The Love Shop is throbbing with
sexuality. In it, the darkness breaks at Irregular intervals -- when
booths and cubicles flare into brilliance, each time revealing an
orgiastic tableau. The Love Shop is multi-leveled and the random
flashes may appear from any direction at any time, blinding and
stunning the viewer. Logan and Jessica pause to get their bearings
and as they do, a beautiful WANTON grabs Logan, pulling and
I have an empty one, Sandman
Logan tries to pull away, looks around for Jessica just in time to
see a man almost carrying her off. Then the light is gone again and
Jessica with it.
176 LOGAN AND THE WANTON
As she tears at his clothing, wrapping herself around him, trying to
pull him down. Then, as the light flares again she suddenly lets go
and grabs another man...Logan is, freed, starts looking for Jessica.
179 SERIES OF SHOTS
Logan hunting through the Love Shop, fighting them off.
INTERCUT SHOTS of the suddenly-illuminated tableaus. Sex, manifold
and multiform -- everybody doing it.
180 ANOTHER ANGLE - FRANCIS
Entering, starting to look around -- grabbed by one of the laughing
181-182 LOGAN, JESSICA
Brief glimpses of them looking for each other.
184 WITH LOGAN
As he suddenly collides with a woman -- shoves her away and sees
it's Jessica. Now together they make for an archway where multiple
mirrors enclose them.
Suddenly they are in darkness. Then a heavy door slides open and
Jessica leads Logan through the opening. Behind them the door slides
Desperately trying to get rid of a woman, sees a flash of Logan and
Jessica far across the room -sees them leave. Then he's pulled down
again as the orgy continues.
186X2 INT. - AN IMMENSE METAL STAIRWAY
After a moment, Jessica takes Logan's hand and they start down in
the darkness. The SOUNDS of Love Shop still heard from behind the
Are you taking me to them?
I don't know what else to do -- with
him following us.
Why do you keep running from your--
Because he's my friend -
and I don't want to be killed by him -
He's good, isn't he?
Will he find us and kill us?
Yes...or one of the others.
You know there's only one place
to go now...
They won't believe us.
I'd rather take my chances with
them...than with Francis.
They wonıt listen.
You think Sandmen will?
(before she can answer)
There's no other way for me,
We'll convince them.
They pause. He puts his hand over hers. Jessica is silent. Then she
turns his hand over. The crystal blinks red -- on, off.
(turning to him blindly)
I'm glad they didn't change your
Logan embraces her, but his look is strange and remote. They
continue down into the darkness.
Behind them the SOUNDS of Love Shop die away and only their
footsteps are heard.
At the mirrored archway, looking around carefully, testing. He knows
they went through somehow. Hands claw at him - he brushes them away
as he searches.
200X1 WITH LOGAN AND JESSICA
They have come to the foot of the stair. Here the flooring shines
wetly in the darkness.
Exactly four steps now. Let me lead you.
Now to the right. It's narrow here,
you'll have to get behind me.
How will they know we're coming?
They're watching us now. They'll
let us in when they're sure.
200X2 CLOSE-UP - LOGAN'S HAND (INSERT)
As he fumbles the transceiver switches at his belt, punching out a
200X3 INT. - SANDMAN H.Q. READY ROOM
As the Sandmen monitoring SEE THE SIGNAL FLASH and move smoothly
200X4 LOGAN AND JESSICA
Close together, he behind, waiting--alert as a VOICE is suddenly
Sandman, put your hands on your head.
Clasp your fingers together. Now turn
your hands over. Palms up.
In a moment a light will shine in your
eyes. Walk into it--Jessica first,
then you, Sandman. You will have to
stoop--but don't unclasp your hands.
Do you agree?
Jessica glances back at him but their faces are unreadable in the
dark. Then suddenly--in front of her--a blindingly bright, narrow
rectangle of light illuminating them fiercely. Jessica moves
forward. Even she has to stoop. Logan is close behind. As he bends
awkwardly into the opening, the light goes out.
201 LOGAN, JESSICA -- SANCTUARY HQ
As he pushes her through the opening then moves instantly to the
side, pulling her with him.. The move fails. Both are pinned
helplessly in the blinding glare of the spotlight and the sudden
appearance of glass-silver spear points pressed against them. Logan
is unable to draw his gun.
Hold still, Sandman, or die where
Is she the one?
OTHER VOICES (like angry
She betrayed us. Kill him. Kill them both.
Jessica you sold us. Sandman butcher.
Logan and Jessica stand rigid against the spear points, only their
heads turning to the echoing sibilants.. The spotlight goes off.
205 INT. - SANCTUARY HQ. - LOGAN, JESSICA - CLOSE
In the darkness we see the glass-silver spear points are glowing all
around them, the long shafts falling away into darkness, the points,
steaming gently when they touch--making an instant, wincing burn.
Logan moves--a spear point presses--he flinches.
I'm a runner. She brought me here because
I begged her to help me.
He turns his palm. The red crystal blinks impressively in the
At the sight, a BABBLE of SOUNDS. Argument.
He's lying. No Sandman ever ran.
You don't run. You kill runners.
You have killed runners all your life. -
Yes I have.
Now it's my turn. And I want to
Another angry murmur of VOICES. Over it Jessica suddenly:
What's the matter with you. He's a runner--
he's blinking. We must help anyone who
asks...we must-or we're the same as they
are--deciding who lives and dies.
One of the points lifts and touches Jessica's cheek. A quick, fierce
burn. She shrieks--a tiny sound--and is silent.
Reacts fiercely, spinning against the spear points, he is Jabbed and
pierced in a dozen places as he manages to get Jessica closer,
shielding her with his body. But the spear points are too much. He
subsides, as VOICES rise angrily "Kill him now".
Suddenly a RINGING ALARM. All sound stops at once and we hear a
CLATTER of FOOTSTEPS down the iron stair and across the outer floor.
The spotlight bursts on again and a figure staggers into the
chamber, straightening into the light, hair dishevelled, hands in
front against the glare. It's Holly.
Holly. Holly, New You 483... He's dead.
Doc's dead and the Sandmen came...
Holly--Holly. Remember the code.
The code, please Holly...
They smashed everything and I barely
Holly. Station 12, Sanctuary 7.
She lowers her hands and we see her, tattered, frightened--the
bright smile strange. She comes to herself a bit, looks to the side
and sees Logan and Jessica, pinned against the wall.
She reacts with fear at the sight.
It's him! The first Sandman. He
No, Holly--wait! He's running.
Tell them the rest!
He's the one. You too. I remember.
He was in a hurry. Just a face job.
Dark hair, I said. Then he killed
Doc and you grabbed me--and the
machine blew up and I ran...I ran
Holly. Holly! Please...The other
Sandman. Remember the one who came
Holly suddenly remembers and the shock makes her lucid.
That's right. The other one came after.
The older one. Smashing, killing, burning!
...and he was hunting the first one,
this one. Wasn't he? Wasn't he? This
one was running, the other one was
Yes. Oh yes.
He was after you. I remember. You're
208X1 ANOTHER ANGLE 1
The spear points are withdrawn. Logan and Jessica relieved but
May we move?
A long beat. Then--
I saw we pass them through.
Somebody help Holly.
Other VOICES mumble agreement. Holly moves off into the dark room,
hands reaching out to help her.
You two. Just go straight ahead.
Follow the corridors with the pipes
overhead to the end. Then use the key.
As the voice speaks the spotlight finally goes off and by a dim glow
around the perimeter, we see we're in some kind of large underground
chamber--some part of the vast undercellars of the city. The light
is enough to reveal that there are perhaps twenty people in the
room, reds and greens both--but all are silhouetted, no face seen.
There's a kind of aisle open down the room's center and it's
obviously the way they are to go. Logan and Jessica move off. Logan
I don't know who you are. I'd
like to thank someone.
It doesn't matter who we are. Follow
the tunnel to the end.
I Will there be someone to tell us
where to go from there...?
A murmur of discussion then:
Someone will follow. When you come to
the lock, he will tell you how Co go
on the other side. Jessica may go with
you as far as the lock.
(a deep breath)
No. Jessica goes back now. Take her back.
(suddenly his tone is
urgent as he speaks to her)
Now! Go on back. Back outside, Jessica.
She is bewildered by the change.
Why?- No...no...I'm going with you.
Only to the lock. After that
there's no way back.
JESSICA (small voice)
I don't care. I'm going to Sanctuary.
A BABBLE of VOICES. "Impossible"...She ignores, watches Logan.
Will you take me with you?
Why, Jessica? You're still a green.
JESSICA shakes her head. She doesn't know why.
Logan puts his arm around her, marveling, trying to understand,
moved. But suddenly he remembers the urgency of the moment. He
wheels, pulling her with him.
Come on then--they'll be here any
Uncomprehending, she starts to run with him. Too late. An EXPLOSION
shakes the chamber--the wall bellies inward and a group of Sandmen,
led by Francis, burst into the room, firing as they come.
Panic. Turmoil. PEOPLE running, SCREAMING--the ALARM BELL RINGING,
RINGING as Sandmen methodically slaughter the people in the wreckage
of the room.
209X1 LOGAN AND JESSICA
As the brief, one-sided battle rages, echoing SHOTS and SCREAMS in
the dust filled room, Logan pulls her down out of the way. They
watch, helplessly. Suddenly the figure of a Sandman looms before
them. He stares at Logan, unsure. Logan reacts, draws, fires. The
Sandman is smashed away, burning.
Suddenly aware that he has killed a Sandman. Jessica pulls him down
again into the shadow. Neither realizes chat the soft pulsing of his
crystal can be seen from the room.
210 ANOTHER ANGLE
Francis, quartering the room like a hound, searching, searching,
stopping as he sees
211 FRANCIS P.O.V.
The crystal blinking red, eerie in the darkness.
blinking crystal is Jessica's)
Logan. I know you're in here.
What've you done...gone crazy over a
Nobody knows except me. You know I
won't say anything. I should have
turned you in but I couldn't. Leave
her. Come on out with me. It'll look
like you're part of the group that
hit this nest.
Logan...you're a Sandman!
After the slightest beat, Logan FIRES and Francis falls, a great
chunk of the cave roof falling between him and Logan -- all vision
obscured while EXPLOSIONS and SCREAMS continue.
212 LOGAN AND JESSICA
As he pulls her shakily to her feet. She nods, she's okay. He leads
her off down the tunnel.
213 WITH LOGAN AND JESSICA - TUNNEL
following the tracks. The way leads down, curves, recurves, but
214 ANOTHER ANGLE - INCLUDING LOCK
As Logan and Jessica rush toward it. The corridor has widened into a
kind of chamber which ends in a great metal door like an immense
The tracks run straight to it and beneath it. The base of the door
tands in a couple of inches of water.
With great urgency, Logan and Jessica examine the huge door. Logan
gives the wheel a tug...nothing.
SOUND: A WHIRRING like clockwork...A METALLIC BELL SOUND and then a
Runner, this is the last gate. Use
your key now. When the Bell sounds
again...use your key. Good luck,
Runner. May you find Sanctuary.
SILENCE. Then the BELL CHIME SOUND and a light illumines the center
of the wheel where there's a kind of keyhole. The WHIRRING continues
for about ten seconds. Then it stops and the light goes out.
214X1 LOGAN AND JESSICA
Hearing a SOUND they turn and see:
214X2 ANOTHER ANGLE - P.O.V.
Far behind them, in the wet glisten of the tunnel, a bobbing light
and shadow -- the SOUND of RUNNING
215-216 CLOSE ON - LOGAN AND JESSICA
As Jessica takes the ankh from her neck - fumbling with the chain.
Every key only works once...and only
a Lastday key must open this door....
They said it would fit - but....
She tries to fit the ankh into the glowing one, but her hand shakes.
Logan tries to steady her - and in helping, she drops it into the
dark pool of water. They fall to their knees, searching desperately.
Then Logan remembers.
Wait - I have the one I took from
SOUND: The same as before as Logan searches his pockets for the
Logan finds it just as the WHIRRING SOUND has STOPPED again...and
the light has gone out again in the center of the wheel.
As Logan and Jessica wait for the sound, etcetera to repeat again
another TREMENDOUS EXPLOSION is heard rocking everything. In the
distance, Jessica can see the shadow of a FIGURE approaching.
As the SOUND, etcetera, repeat-s once more...Logan pushes the ankh
into the lighted center of the wheel. The ankh fuses and the lighted
center becomes brighter as the door opens.
There is a hesitation...in which Logan turning his head back...
realizes what he has done and is shaken.
As the shadowed FIGURE looms LARGER:
There's no turning back, is there?
Logan turns and pushes Jessica through the door... following her...
as the door closes and they are:
217 ON THE OTHER SIDE
now, they can still hear the SOUND, etcetera for the last time.
Beyond the lock is the ruins of a vast undersea complex in which
food was raised and harvested. What we see is an endless shadowy
labyrinth of breeding pens which stretch off into the green darkness
-- a kind of mammoth aquarium with catwalks and ramps intersecting
the huge tanks. The levels are multiple and everything is slimed,
rusted, rotted and wet.
In the tanks themselves are shoals of fish, gardens of seaweed, etc.
The machinery for harvesting and winnowing has long since gone to
rust -- and visible in the great tanks are the wrecks of vessels and
gear -- the kind of stuff Cousteau and Co. are using now.
Footing is dangerous -- a slip from any catwalk means a plunge into
water and some of the walkways are well under water anyhow. From an
invisible ceiling comes a steady dripping and everything is crusted
and smells of salt and decay and life in the darkness.
217X1 WITH FRANCIS
As he arrives at the door, the ankh glowing as before.
But Francis has a light. He examines the door with it, and as it
lights the pool of water on the ground, it picks out Jessica's ankh.
FRANCIS stoops, gets it and looks from it to the one glowing
128 LOGAN AND JESSICA
Bewildered -- uncertain, as their eyes adjust to the dim light.
Finally, Logan gestures ''this way" and sets out.
(NOTE: The action of the sequence is the action of people groping
through a labyrinth. They go along, gripping a rail where possible,
sometimes sinking deep into water, sometimes rising above it. They
run into blind endings and retrace to the last junction -- always
trying for what looks driest and seems to stretch farthest along the
219-224 WITH LOGAN AND JESSICA - SERIES OF CUTS
A. Making their way along the walkway side by side.
B. Stopping as the walkway disappears under water. Logan wading in
while she waits -- until he re-emerges. She follows.
C. Choosing between diverging ramps. Having to return.
How do we know this is the right
It's the only way.
D. POV an alley way full of machinery. Logan gives a wheel a half
turn -- great rusty net-combs start to winnow the water.
E. Helping Jessica, Logan slips...falls into darkness. Jessica's
fear until he emerges, hand over slimy hand. The water is cold.
F. POV ancient signs - PROTOPLANK...DEPOT NO #11 DO NOT DECANT...
What do you suppose this was...?
Some kind of breeding pens...I
suppose...They say people used
to breed animal s, fish, anything
(at her disbelieving look)
To eat, of course.
To kill things and then eat them.
It must have been a savage world.
Logan shrugs, but the idea makes him queasy, too.
G. They stop, tired. Peer through at the wreckage of a small
inspection vessel and suddenly hear:
SOUND: FOOTSTEPS, coming, halting, WATER sloshing. Steps again.
225 POV - THROUGH THE MAZE OF TANKS - A LIGHT
Stay here, while I see what it is.
Jessica nods, frightened. Logan slips off into the darkness. In a
moment he's back. His face - is grim.
It's Francis, isn't it?
226 LOGAN AND JESSICA
Trying to move faster now, Logan makes a wrong turning and they must
go back. But as they do so, Francis is ever closer -- a gigantic
distorted SHAPE now visible through the eerie glass -then suddenly
seeming small and distant.
As they emerge from the blind alley once again close to the wall,
looming huge, gun drawn, apparently only a few feet away.
228 LOGAN AND JESSICA
Logan desperately claws at machinery, succeeds in starting motion,
somewhere what sounds like a GENERATOR begins laboring, ancient
They turn and run as they HEAR:
LOGAN N N N.
229 POV - FRANCIS' LIGHT
is splashing the walls ahead and in it they suddenly see:
THE DOOR -- a waterlock with a wheel. As the light passes, Logan
heaves desperately on it. It starts to give as the light comes back
and they are revealed.
230 CLOSE - ON FRANCIS
aiming at Logan...then slowly moving his hand until Jessica is in
231 LOGAN - JESSICA - FRANCIS
Francis FIRES -- tremendous SOUND, ECHOING and RESOUNDING. One of
the great tanks buckles and a cascade of water erupts over
everything. Through it, Logan manages to get the door open and
pushes a half-drowning Jessica through.
232 INT. - THE SHAFT
A sort of ancient freight elevator which commences to move groaning
when the waterlock door closes.
Logan slumps to the floor.
233 INT. - SHAFT - TWO SHOT - LOGAN AND JESSICA
Moving at an extremely high speed...We can see the outside -
flickering - dark, light, - dark, light... and finally to a white
color. They lie slumped, motionless. Finally it stops. The door
opens into a kind of glistening darkness, suffused by a bluish glow.
It is now very cold.
In the silence Logan stirs. Groping, he touches Jessica, who moves
close to him. Logan puts his arm around her and they rise. Slowly,
tentatively, he leads her out into the dark chamber where they stand
for a moment trying to find themselves. What little light there is
seems to come from the left. Arm around Jessica, Logan starts to
It's brighter there...besides, we
can't go back.
He starts to move again but Jessica hangs back.
I don't know what's going to happen
to us Logan but --
Are you glad you didn't kill him?
It doesn't make any difference anymore.
You're really one of us now, aren't you?
You knew that I wasn't before, didn't you?
Why did you stay with me?
I wanted to...
(Logan puts his arms
...And you...what made you kill Sandmen?
I had to. I did kill...for the
first time in my life I killed.
Because you felt like a Runner,
I guess so...I know I felt something
I never felt before...and I didn't
like it...not a bit.
(after another long beat)
I'll tell you one thing...Sanctuary
better be worth it. That's the last
place for me to live now.
Logan mouths "Us"...a strange word...and why not... in the last
minutes he has done strange things.
236x1 INT. - ICE CAVERN
Suddenly they are blinded by a brilliant light coming from the side
and revealing for the first time where they are.
Before them a vase, dim, ice-shrouded storage area, row upon endless
row of frozen lockers trailing away into darkness, their legends and
contents unreadable in the thick covering of ice and frost. To the
side, a bright light.
236x3 LOGAN AND JESSICA
Walk toward the light.
236x4 WITH LOGAN AND JESSICA
We see a huge, high-domed cavern ringed and ornamented with
extraordinary ice sculptures-They are everywhere: Otters, fish, a
tusked walrus---overhead a flight of birds.
236x5 ANOTHER ANGLE
As they look in wonder:
Overwhelming, isn't it?
Logan and Jessica turn and see:
239 FULL ANGLE - BOX
Box is half-man...half-metal.
From the midpoint of his sternum to his hips he is coils and cables.
One hand is a cutting tool. His head is half-flesh...half-metal. his
legs are a chrome pedestal.
Are you too startled? Am I too
removed from your ken?
I'm neither machine nor man...but
a perfect fusion of the two...and
better than either.
(with great pride)
No human sculptor could match this
greatness...don't you agree?
All right - what are you?
It's incredibly beautiful.
Ah, but wait for the winds. Then
my birds sing. My walrus breathes.
My palace chimes and bells. And the
deep grottoes whisper my name...Box
LOGAN (after a beat)
We're hungry do you have anything
Anything to eat?
Box starts to laugh...He is roaring with laughter as:
We're human and we're hungry.
BOX (still laughing)
I know...I know.
This place is a link to Sanctuary,
Box looks totally confused.
How do you think we got here??!!
You walked in. I saw you. Don't
Logan contains his anger.
Where do you think we came from?
From? From? From?
We were sent here and you know it.
Others have been sent here. Where
are they? Hiding?
Box looks around the cavern:
Hiding? Yes! Hiding, hiding.
Where do we go?!
(up a notch)
Where do we go from here??!!
We hear a NOISE outside.
Is that the wind?
You must hear my birds sing.
You know about Sanctuary! I know
you do! You have to help us! You
don't have a choice! It isn't your
decision!! Tell us.
Never a pair. I have never had a
Where do you send them?
You're a beautiful pair.
I've never seen humans whom I thought
worthy of being here...
I'd like to sculpt you.
Where would I put you?
I know...you'd be the base of the
column. You'd hold up my world!
Answer the question!
Do you know how long all this will
last? Not thirty years...or thirty
thousand years...but thirty thousand
thousand years...and you'll be part
of it. Ages will roll...Ages. And
you'll be here...the two of you...
LOGAN (to Jessica)
There must be somebody else up here.
I can't believe that he's--
his voice tone changing;
Let me sculpt you and I will show
you where the others have gone.
How do you want us?
Nude. Imagine, a pair.
LOGAN (starting to
take off his clothes;
as Jessica hesitates,
It'll be all right...
Box motions to a pedestal covered with deep white furs.
Logan helps Jessica up to the pedestal. As they stand there:
How do you want us?
Logan looks at Jessica. Her beauty is glowing in the lamplight.
Logan takes Jessica into his arms.
Enchanting. Is that what humans do?
By this time, Logan and Jessica are no longer listening to
Box...their arms are enveloping one another...with strong feelings.
242 ANOTHER ANGLE - INCLUDING BOX
As his metal hand begins to BUZZ...he brings it to the base of the
huge column supporting the cavern.
As he works furiously...at Incredible speed:
243 LOGAN AND JESSICA
...oblivious to Box...their feelings intensifying as they continue
to hold one another.
246 CLOSE - ON BOX
BOX (stepping back)
247 REVERSE ANGLE - LOGAN AND JESSICA
Before they turn to view the sculpture they kiss long and
Their mood is broken by:
Logan and Jessica break. They turn and see:
248 FULL ANGLE - THE ICE SCULPTURE
Box has captured them perfectly...shimmering with life...filled with
249 WIDE ANGLE - INCLUDING LOGAN, JESSICA AND BOX
There are tears in Jessica's eyes as she reacts to the sculpture.
Logan helps Jessica off the pedestal and they both start to dress.
All right. Now you keep your
BOX (rapt by his
Wait for the wind! Wait and hear
the birds sing over you!
LOGAN (only interested
in getting out)
Box mumbles as he leads Logan and Jessica toward the rear of the Ice
250 INT. - ICE ROOM
As Box enters followed by Logan and Jessica.
This room has a fairly low ceiling and it is not too wide.
It stretches back as far as the eye can see.
The ice along the left wall is frosted...but the ice along the right
wall is perfectly clear.
And embedded in the ice along the perfectly clear right wall are:
251 WIDE ANGLE - MEN AND WOMEN
Standing in erect positions.
At first it appears that they might be more of Box's perfect works
But as Logan and Jessica examine them closely through the clear
ice...it is soon apparent that they are real people...who have been
252 CLOSE ON LOGAN AND JESSICA
Horrified as they move slowly along the wall.
253 ANOTHER ANGLE - INCLUDING THE MEN AND WOMEN FROZEN
IN THE WALL
We can see that each of them has a black crystal flower in the palm
of their right hands.
Logan walks to the end of this wall. Each frozen body has a number
above it. The final body's number is 1056...That number which the
voice in Sandman's headquarters revealed as the number of missing
The CAMERA PANS Logan back to Box.
254 ANOTHER ANGLE - INCLUDING BOX
As Logan turns toward him.
How did they get in here?
Regular storage procedure...the
same as the other food... The
other food stopped coming and they
What other food?
Fish and plankton, sea greens and
protein from the sea.
(pointing to the frosted
It's all here - ready - fresh as
harvest day. Fish and plankton,
sea greens and protein from the
sea...And then it stopped coming
and they (gesture) came instead.
So I store them here. I'm ready.
And you're ready. It's my Job -
protein, plankton, grass from the
Logan pulls out his gun.
Tell us how to get out...or Iıll
destroy you..I'll kill you!
Box laughs...The same LOUD, ROARING LAUGH we HEARD earlier. Then:
Such a beautiful pair. I'll stand
you facing one another.
Box starts his saw hand BUZZING. He turns all the flesh parts of
his body away from Logan and starts advancing toward him and Jessica
who is now standing behind Logan.
Box is now like an armed vehicle.
Logan FIRES...the fire reflecting harmlessly off Box's metal frame.
255 MED. ANGLE - LOGAN AND JESSICA
Retreating...as Logan FIRES again and again...to no avail.
As Logan and Jessica retreat further and further toward the rear of
this room and:
256 REVERSE ANGLE - BOX
We can SEE PERSON AFTER PERSON...embedded in the clear wall of ice.
A strange mute audience to this to-the-death drama.
257 TWO SHOT - LOGAN AND JESSICA
Finally reaching the rear wall of this room as:
258 REVERSE ANGLE - BOX
Relentlessly moving toward them.
259 TWO SHOT - LOGAN AND JESSICA
Seemingly pinned back against the rear wall.
Logan is FIRING his gun futilely with his right hand...while moving
his empty hand against the rear wall...trying to find a knob or
button which might open it.
The entire time he never takes his eyes off:
260 REVERSE ANGLE - BOX
Getting closer. The saw is BUZZING LOUDLY.
BOX (chilling tone)
I make such a small, quick incision ...
you can hardly feel it.
261 REVERSE ANGLE - LOGAN AND JESSICA
Against the rear wall...We can SEE...but they cannot...that above
them...on the ceiling...there are a number of exposed cables.
262 FULL ANGLE - LOGAN, JESSICA AND BOX
Box is practically upon them. As he lunges forward with his
WHIRRING saw hand Logan pushes Jessica to the floor and drops down
Box cannot stop his forward thrust and cuts a sizable chunk of ice
out of the rear wall as:
Logan SHOOTS at Box from the floor Level...upwards ...trying to
penetrate some part of his seemingly impregnable body. He misses but
hits the exposed cables on the ceiling.
There is an EXPLOSION.
BOX (looking up;
No! The coils!
Box rushes past Logan and Jessica toward the huge ice cavern
containing his sculptures.
BOX (still screaming)
All my work!' All my work!!
As Logan and Jessica stand:
270x1 ANGLE - THE REFRIGERANT COILS
Bursting open, discharging great streams of gases.
Seeing the effect, shooting again and again at the ceiling and
270x3 ANOTHER ANGLE
Coils bursting everywhere, vapor billowing into the cavern.
270x4 ANOTHER ANGLE
Huge slabs of ice instantly loosening, crashing over.
270x5 FULL SHOT
AS the effect multiplies--Ln the hissing vapor-sculptures crashing
over and enormous chunks of ice loosened and crashing.
Careening around wildly in the growing ruin, as the lights dim and
The ceiling full of birds loosening, crashing down upon Box. Again
and again like great spears and wedges
Buried in his work, still feebly moving, then still as the roaring
ice crashes down, in the terrible darkness.
270X9 LOGAN AND JESSICA
Cowering in the crashing maelstrom of ice blocks--saved only by
Being in an angle of the cave.
270X10 FULL SHOT
The SCREEN blotted out by the cave-in, going out of focus. Silence.
SOUND: Ice melting, water running.
270X11 LOGAN AND JESSICA
Stir in the dimness, amazed to be alive.
SOUND: A heavy crash and splash as another huge ice block falls into
As it falls, the cave is suddenly illuminated again. They look and
see the light is coming from a great fissure in the wall--opened by
the last ice fall. Water rains across the opening.
Logan and Jessica make their way to it, step out.
273 EXT. - HIGH LEDGE
Water is pouring down in a waterfall from the icemelt.
They are blinded by:
274 SUNSHINE: A HUGE RISING SUN
As Logan and Jessica shield their eyes...then realizing that the
dazzling light will not go away:
Standing together...in fear of the sunrise.
Is there something on fire!!
Logan shakes his head...he doesn't know.
As Logan looks up at the sun.
It seems to be moving away.
274X1 ANGLE - LOGAN AND JESSICA
clambering cautiously down from the barren ledge.
274X2 LOWER - AN AREA OF BOULDERS
Suddenly, a FAIRLY STRONG WIND starts blowing.
It feels like breath. It makes
everything move. Your hair is moving.
They reach the level below and pause, look around.
Jessica -- we must be outside!
She looks at him, uncertainly, he puts an arm around her and they
set out again.
276X1 INT. - CAVE - CLOSE ON FRANCIS
Picking his way through the ruined cave, puzzled.
288 EXT . - FOREST AREA
As Logan and Jessica reach it.
They are startled by the SOUND of BIRDS SINGING for a moment...then
continue through some high grass and thorned bushes being scratched,
A swarm of insects attack...Logan and Jessica fight them off:
JESSICA (starting to panic)
I hate outside! I hate it!
LOGAN (holding her;
We'll be all right...
The sun is starting to go down...as they see a rabbit dart away in
the grass...startling them for a moment.
Coming out through the fissure in the rock, squinting at the
unexpected light from the sky, then setting out as Logan and Jessica
288XB1 WITH LOGAN AND JESSICA - A BUSHY AREA
They come upon bushes of berries. Logan picks a few, looks at them
and smells them. As he is about to put them in his mouth...Jesslca
grabs hold of his hand.
Sooner or later, we'll have to try
Logan eats the berries...as Jessica watches intently.
After a beat
Logan and Jessica pick berries and eat. When they are finished:
It's getting dark and cold.
Why don't we rest here? We know we can
They sit on the ground.
LAP DISSOLVE TO:
288X1 TWO SHOT - LOGAN AND JESSICA - NIGHT
Sitting on the ground.
Jessica is shivering. Logan has his arms around her trying to keep
Where do you think that heat-ball went?
Do you think everything's going to
turn to ice?
I doubt it.
Don't ever let go.
After a long beat:
It all seemed to make sense until
Do you think he was telling the
JESSICA (trying to
Maybe we're the first ones to get
Maybe Sanctuary is near, now...
another protected place. It couldn't
How would anyone know? Even if we find
it -- we can never go back.
At her stricken look...Logan touches her in a caring way.
You're right...it must be near
now. We'll find it.
closing her eyes; resting
on his shoulder)
Thirty thousand years didn't last
very long, did they?
288X2 EXT. - BARREN TERRAIN - NIGHT - FRANCIS
Looking frightened as he looks up at the moon and the stars his gun
Suddenly, a rabbit darts by.
Francis jumps up in great fear and starts FIRING his gun...blasting
the rabbit to smithereens.
He is breathing hard (fear)...and looking around...gun in hand.
288X3 EXT. - FOREST AREA - DAY - LOGAN AND JESSICA
walking in the hot sun...grimy...thirsty.
288X4 EXT. - FOREST AREA - FRANCIS
His face still betrays a wild, frightened look as he moves very
He reaches the bushes of berries and sees some of them on the
He picks a few off the bush...is ravenous...but finally...too
frightened that they might be some kind of poison to eat any.
As he angrily crushes the berries in his hand... then wipes his hand
on his trousers:
288X5 EXT. - FOREST AREA - LOGAN AND JESSICA
Seeing shimmering in the distance. They walk toward it.
288X8 TRACKING SHOTS WITH LOGAN AND JESSICA
289 FULL ANGLE - A BROOK
They rush to it...drink...then undress...swim...and as they embrace
in the water:
(Logan turns around)
Logan looks at his palm...the blinking crystal is clear.
He grabs Jessica's hand and looks at her palm... the same.
What does it mean?
LOGAN (trying to
assimilate its meaning
The Lifeclocks have no power outside.
Jessica takes Logan's palm and kisses it.
JESSICA (with laughter)
You can have any woman in the city.
What do you really want?
You know, Jessica.
JESSICA. (a beat)
...But I still have the choice...?
Then the answer's Yes...
They embrace there in the water...
291 HIGH ANGLE - SHOOTING DOWN - LOGAN AND JESSICA
Coming out of the forest...climbing up a green hilly area...reaching
the top and seeing:
301X1 ESTABLISHING SHOT - WASHINGTON, D.C. - MATTE COMPOSITE
The monument rising up out of a tangle of forest -- other buildings
gleaming, half hidden. In the foreground Logan and Jessica walk
301X2 WITH LOGAN AND JESSICA
Walking toward CAMERA to edge of swamp they stop and look at:
301X3 LINCOLN MEMORIAL - LONG SHOT - (MATTE PAINTING)
301X4 WITH LOGAN AND JESSICA
Exiting CAMERA RIGHT toward Memorial
301X5 EXT. - MEMORIAL - LOGAN AND JESSICA - (MATTE COMPOSITE)
Climbing steps of memorial toward statue.
301X6 EXT. - MEMORIAL STEPS - HIGH REVERSE ANGLE -
Logan and Jessica walking up steps toward CAMERA. They pass between
two columns and EXIT CAMERA right.
301X7 INT. - LINCOLN MEMORIAL (MATTE COMPOSITE)
Logan and Jessica walk toward statue L-R. They stop and look up.
301X8 CLOSEUP - LOGAN AND JESSICA
Looking up at statue.
301X9 WHAT THEY SEE: THE STATUE OF LINCOLN (MATTE PAINTING)
301X10 CLOSEUP - LOGAN AND JESSICA
Looking up at statue.
I have never seen a face like that
before. It must be the look of great
age. Whoever he was he was terribly old.
Yes, do you think that's why he looks
Logan shrugs. They turn, start to EXIT from memorial.
301X11 INT. - MEMORIAL - HIGH ANGLE OVER STATUE'S BACK
Logan and Jessica EXITING.
301X12 LOGAN AND JESSICA
301X13 OVER LOGAN AND JESSICA - WASHINGTON MONUMENT
AND CAPITOL IN B.G. (MATTE COMPOSITE)
They walk through pond toward capitol.
301X14 CEMETERY - CAPITOL IN B.G. (MATTE COMPOSITE) 301X14
Logan and Jessica walking past gravestones.
301X15 LOGAN AND JESSICA'S POV - GRAVESTONES 301X15
301X16 CLOSEUP - LOGAN AND JESSICA
As they pass the stones, Logan glances at them.
They all have names and numbers
on them. I wonder what they are?
"Beloved Husband". "Beloved Wife".
What can all that mean?
Just then their attention is focused by a distant SOUND as of
SHOUTING -- a man's voice. Jessica stops.
Logan shakes his head. They EXIT cemetery toward capitol.
301X17 LONG SHOT - CAPITOL (MATTE COMPOSITE)
Logan and Jessica walking up steps toward building.
301X18 TWO SHOT - LOGAN AND JESSICA
Walking up the steps...many of which are cracked.
They are proceeding with great caution...as they enter the Capitol
301X19 INT. - CAPITOL ROTUNDA - LONG SHOT - (MATTE COMPOSITE)
Logan and Jessica enter the ancient room. They stop and look around.
301X20 CLOSEUP - LOGAN AND JESSICA
SOUND: HAMMERING NOISE -- irregular. It stops after a bit.
They walk to the door and open it cautiously.
They EXIT right.
301X21 INT. - CORRIDOR OUTSIDE SENATE
Logan and Jessica walking down corridor, left to right.
The SOUND continues.
301X22 INT. - SENATE CHAMBER
Logan and Jessica as Logan opens the aged door.
301X22A CLOSEUP - A CAT SQUALLING OUT INTO CAMERA
301X23 CLOSEUP - LOGAN AND JESSICA
React, then they enter Senate and stop and look.
301X24 INT. - SENATE - OVER LOGAN AND JESSICA'S BACK - A WHITE
HAIRED MAN OF S SIXTY-PLUS
There are HUNDREDS OF CATS...and THOUSANDS OF BOOKS all over the
Look at his face...and his hair...
Is that what it is to grow old?
LOGAN (still stunned)
It could be...
There are a COUPLE OF CATS on the man's lap as he turns and faces
Logan and Jessica...when he HEARS them move closer.
The man is stroking the cats calmly...unperturbed by the appearance
of Logan and Jessica.
How old are you?
As old as I am I suppose...who
Your hair is white.
It wasn't always. I remember when
it wasn't. But it wasn't your
(looking at Jessica)
...or yours. I have my color somewhere.
Those cracks in your face...do they hurt?
Could I touch them?
Oh, my...please try.
Jessica walks up to the man and touches his face.
What's your name?
I've forgotten. It's been so
long since I've used it.
Logan and Jessica exchange a quick glance...feeling they have come
upon a nutsy, fruitsy cupcake.
But all of my cats have names.
Is that what they're called--
Yes, cats, of course. What else
could they be? Cats. Of course
each one has his own name too.
But there are so many of them.
Do you know each one separately.
Yes indeed, everyone. Actually,
they all have three.
"The naming of cats is a difficult
matter. It isn't just one of your
holiday games. You may think at
first I'm mad as a hatter when I
tell you a cat must have THREE
An ordinary name and a fancy name.
That's two. Do you want to guess
what the third one is?
Logan and Jessica are silent.
OLD MAN (reciting again)
"But above and beyond there's
still one name left over,
And that is the name that you
never will guess;
The name that no human research
can discover -- -
But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and
will never confess."
(reaching down and
stroking another cat)
Will you, my pet?
One of the cats jumps off his lap.
OLD MAN (reciting)
"Why did you go little fourpaws?
You forgot to shut your big eyes."
(the man closes his
eyes for a moment; then:)
"I have a Gumble Cat in mind!"
As the man opens his eyes:
How long have you been living
For as long as I can remember.
What kind of place is this?
Just a place, I suppose...who
The man looks puzzled.
How did you get here?
I have always been here...
Are there any other humans?
Have any other people ever passed
The man shakes his head...then:
But there may be a few around somewhere.
What makes you think so?
My parents thought so. Mother and
Father. You know?
Mother and -- ? You knew your mother
The man nods.
And...and how were you grown? Inside
Are you sure?
Mother and Father said so... you know?
Where are they?
Dead...they're dead...and buried.
JESSICA (not knowing
what it is)
Logan wheels...as he HEARS THE NOISE OF A DOOR SQUEAKING
SLIGHTLY...as it opens a bit wider:
302 CLOSE ON A CAT
Coming through the opening - did he push it?
303 CLOSE ON THE MAN
OLD MAN (pleased;
"Gus is the cat at the theatre door.
His name, as I ought to have told
you before, Is really Asparagus.
That's such a fuss To pronounce,
that we usually call him just Gus."
306 WIDER ANGLE - INCLUDING LOGAN AND JESSICA
May I see your hand again?
Logan and Jessica extend their left hands. The Old Man takes them,
looks from one to another with delight.
They're beautiful. May I have
one too please?
No--I'm sorry. It's not possible.
OLD MAN (offended)
It isn't fair. I'll give you one
of my favorite cats...a Jellicle
"Jellicle cats have cheerful faces,
Jellicle cats have bright black eyes;
They like to practice their airs and graces
And wait for the Jellicle Moon to rise."
I'm sorry but I don't have anything to
As the man continues to look petulant:
That's the truth.
Jessica takes off a ring and hands it to the man.
Here you can have this.
The man seems pleased.
What kind of jewel is this?
I don't know.
You're both full of secrets like
(looking at the ring)
Did you steal this?
"Macavity, Macavity, there's no
one like Macavity,
There never was a cat of such
deceitfulness and suavity."
What's beyond this place - do you
No, no, no
Did your Mother or Father ever
mention another place?
Never, never, ever. Nothing.
After a pause:
May we stay here for a while?
We'd like to rest.
Of course you can stay. This
belongs to the people.
What belongs to the people?
All this. All of it.
I don't know...but it does.
The man stands...and starts walking toward a door to an adjoining
I'll be right back.
Oh, yes...about the cats...
one rule is true:
"Don't speak till you are spoken to."
The man smiles and leaves.
305 LOGAN AND JESSICA
Logan clears two chairs of cats and they sit down.
Jessica picks up a book and starts leafing through it.
Logan is deep in thought.
Jessica looks up from the book.
How curious people used to be --
All these books...
That sweet madman -- how could he
Come to exist?
He had a mother and father --
and he knew them.
One in a million, I suppose
LOGAN AND JESSICA (together;
JESSICA (after a beat)
We're going on, aren't we?
(shaking his head)
There's nothing to go on to, Jessica.
Logan continues to shake his head through Jessica's following line:
There's a Sanctuary...there is!
You want there to be one...that
There has to be! I know it exists! It
No, there doesn't. Not really --just so
many want it to exist...so many who
don't want to die...want it so much
that a place called Sanctuary becomes
"real". But it doesn't exist. It never
existed. Just the hope.
You're wrong!! It has to be!!
It Just has to be!!
As Logan takes her in his arms...comforting her:
306 FULL ANGLE - INCLUDING THE MAN
The man returns with a portrait in hand.
Oh, my don't cry.
The man proudly shows them the portrait....which is a portrait of
himself in his twenties. He sort of brushes the hair...which is rich
OLD MAN (gesturing)
There are larger pictures of other
people over there. I don't know who
they are. Perhaps they're family.
She man leads Logan across the chamber to a far corner.
307 CLOSE ON - JESSICA
Remaining near the podium. She is dejected. Logan's argument that
there is no Sanctuary has sunk in and taken hold.
308x1 THE CORNER - LOGAN AND THE OLD MAN
We see portraits of Presidents of the United States.
We can recognize all of them...with the exception of the dozen or so
that come after Ford.
As Logan looks at the portraits he recognizes Lincoln.
That's the same fellow who's outside.
If he was so important - why isn't he
The old man shakes his head.
309 INT - SENATE CHAMBER - CLOSE ON - JESSICA
As Francis suddenly appears alongside her.
Jessica is terrified...speechless. Francis glances across the
chamber, sees Logan. When he speaks, it is softly but urgently.
What did you do to him?
Jessica is silent. Francis' tone becomes increasingly sexual.
Why? Why you?
Do you know you ruined him? Do
you know that? Can you tell me
why? Why you?
And now you've killed him, you
Francis starts to tear off her clothes...obviously to rape...but his
expression remains cold and without passion.
As she screams, Francis clamps a hand over her mouth and drags her
hears the scream, wheels -- sees nothing for a moment.
311 INT. - SENATE CHAMBER
Logan looks up...and we see Francis crouched behind the railing of
the first row of the gallery...with his gun pointing down at Logan,
holding the terrified Jessica with his other arm.
OLD MAN (cheerfully)
How nice...more company...
We had such good times together...
I let you go!
You didn't terminate a Runner and
I let you go!!
She did this to us! How could you
let her?! An ordinary available??!!
(with this he flings
Jessica down and away.
She lies there...stunned)
And what about Logan-6 and Francis-8?
(a tear in his eye)
....Why didn't you chink about them?!
(up a notch)
There's over two hundred years of
Sandmen's blood in you, Logan....
and now you'll spill it for a
312 CLOSE ON - LOGAN
Holding up his right palm.
Look at your palm, Francis....
look! It's clear. Clear!
313 REVERSE ANGLE - FRANCIS
Looking at his palm....shocked...dropping his gun. It falls on the
Why did you do that??!!
I didn't do anything, Francis!
They've made us believe that....
Why did you do that???!!!
Francis leaps from the gallery and falls on Logan.
314 WIDE ANGLE - CATS
Scattering in all directions as:
315-319 CLOSE ACTION SHOTS - FRANCIS AND LOGAN
In hand to hand combat punching...Kicking...wrestling
320 INTERCUT WITH: JESSICA AND THE MAN REACTING
Jessica deeply disturbed...The man enjoying himself as if Logan and
Francis were putting on a show for him.
321-331 THE FIGHT- SERIES OF SHOTS
A. Francis manages to pick up a chair and smashes it down on Logan.
B. As Logan slumps to the floor and Francis cries to follow through
his advantage by crushing Logan's face with his foot:
C. Logan grabs Francis' foot and twists it...sending Francis reeling
D. Standing, Logan grabs a table and hurls it at Francis...who
E. Francis sees a steel flagpole (with an American flag that has
sixty-one stars) and takes hold of it.
F. Francis moves toward Logan...with the menacing steel flagpole in
front of him.
G. Logan is wary...watching every movement of the steel pole.
H. Francis swings the steel pole twice...We can HEAR the WHISH-WHISH
as it cuts through the air...with Logan avoiding the blows.
I. On the third swing...Logan grabs hold of the steel pole and
swings around on it...kicking Francis in the chest.
J. Francis lets go of the steel pole as he staggers backward.
Francis and Logan look at one another for a brief anguished moment
as Logan crashes the steel pole (which he is now holding) down on
K. Francis crumbles to the floor. Feebly, he raises a hand toward
Logan touches Francis' hand and Francis grasps his wrist, holding
death off with the strong grip.
That was the right shot--Look out
there, he's trying to break free
Watch it, Logan, steady, now!......
His eyes focus briefly and he sees Logan's palm-the crystal shining
clear and white. Francis is suddenly radiant.
Logan! You renewed!
And he is dead. DIRECT CUT TO:
332 JESSICA AND THE MAN
The man walks over to Francis and bends down.
Oh, my...he died...
333 CLOSE ON - LOGAN
Rubbing his face with the palms of his hands...clearly upset.
334 ANOTHER ANGLE - INCLUDING JESSICA AND THE MAN
Weıll have to bury him.
Theyıre put into the ground so
they can be visited by the living...
Loganıs eyes are glistening with tears. The man starts out.
Iıll make the arrangements.
At least itıs over...
Jessicaıs words donıt help as Logan shakes his head...then:
Are you ready to put him in?
The man sits down.
Gently, Logan lifts Francisı body...trying to straighten him out
from the slightly twisted position he assumed when he fell to the
After resting Francisı body on the floor again. He cradles Francisı
head in his arms.
339 EXT. - HIGH ANGLE - CEMETERY - NIGHT - SHOOTING DOWN
OLD MAN'S VOICE
"Vigil wondrous and vigil sweet there
in the fragrant silent night."
339X1 CLOSER ANGLE - CEMETERY
As they look down at Francis' body...in the open grave.
Jessica watches as Logan and the man start shoveling dirt into the
grave...starting to fill it.
339X3 INT. - SENATE - NEXT MORNING
On Logan sleeping - Jessica and Old Man in a spirited but soft
conversation in a far corner.
As Logan wakes he hears:
Of course...that's settled then.
But just you remember your promise...
We'll remember. But that's a long time
She sees Logan awake and listening, crosses to him, smiling. Logan
rises to her.
What are we promising him? What can we
possibly give him?
He asked if we would bury him when his
We can't. We're going back.
I'm going to try and tell people what
we've seen and--
You're lying! You'll never have the
chance to tell anybody anything!
You'll be killed the moment you're seen!
Do you expect me to let things go on
without trying to change them?!
Things won't change...you know that!
We can live here together, Logan...
have a life as long as his... together!
LOGAN (showing his palm)
You want to go back to kill, is that it?!
Now, you'll want to kill your own!!! kill
Sandmen!!! Killing's all you ever...!!!!
Logan shakes Jessica who is becoming hysterical.
Jessica...listen to me...listen to me...
(as she quiets down)
The Lifeclocks made me kill
Francis. They make people die or
be killed every day. If I didn't
try and destroy that...I couldn't
live here or anywhere. Do you
I want to be alive and with you,
that's all I want.
Logan puts his arms around her.
I know...I know...
The Old Man comes to them, wondering.
What a pity. I was hoping you'd
be here to bury me.
Come with us.
Where are you going?
To a city with thousands and thousands
Thousands and thousands...as many as
And all alive you say?
Yes, I would like to see that. Is it
a long journey?
Again, Logan nods.
OLD MAN (mumbling)
Thousands and thousands alive... oh, my...
350 HIGH ANGLE - GREENBELT AREA - SHOOTING DOWN - DAY
Logan, Jessica and the Old MAN are walking...with the Capitol
Building blurred by overgrown foliage receding in the b.g. of the
361X1 EXT. - FOREST AREA - AFTERNOON
The Old Man has picked Some wild vegetables...and hands a piece to
Logan and a piece to Jessica.
As they hesitate...the Old Man bites into it... heartily.
As Logan and Jessica start eating it, too:
OLD MAN (marveling tone)
Never see the sun or the moon...
I hope we get there soon...
361X1A NIGHT - WOODED AREA - CLOSE
On Logan, Jessica and the Old Man as they emerge from a small grove
of trees and stand looking O.S. past CAMERA Behind, a flicker of
OLD MAN (weary but
Is that really it? It doesn't
seem very far. Will we be there
I promise. We '11 go on as soon
as it's light.
turning O.M. away)
But now I'm tired. Let's go back to
They turn, the Old Man still marveling at the sight.
P.O.V. WHAT THEY SEE (TO BE INTERCUT)
NIGHT (Matte) view of the domed city seen through a fringe of trees and beyond distance hills.
361X1B EXT. - WOODED AREA - NIGHT
As the three return to where a small fire is burning on the ground.
That's better than gold when it's cold.
(turning to Old Man)
Tell me - what do those words mean?
"Beloved husband²...²Beloved son"...
My father was the husband and my
mother was the wife. "Beloved" is
a word they used - to stay together.
Stay? They lived together all their years?
Oh, yes...I think...
So people stayed together for that
feeling of love... They would live and
raise children together and be remembered.
I think I feel that way, Logan. Can we
be that way?
LOGAN (facing Jessica)
Yes. You and I, Jessica.
Sanctuary is the right to live....
nothing more. But nothing less, either....
There is a long beat...then Jessica snuggles up to Logan...she is
ready for sleep.
LOGAN (kissing her)
361X3 EXT. - DAY - GREENBELT AREA - LOGAN, JESSICA AND
THE OLD MAN
361X5 EXT. - WOODED AREA - NIGHT - LOGAN, JESSICA AND THE OLD MAN
As they walk the great glowing dome is visible in the distance.
The Old Man marvels at what he sees...they walk on.
362 LONG, LONG ANGLE - LOGAN JESSICA AND THE OLD MAN - DAY
Walking up the beach toward the domed city. We get an idea of the
scale. They appear as ants in front of redwood trees.
364 LOGAN, JESSICA AND THE OLD MAN
Approaching. The wave power inlet in f.g. They
HEAR: THE ROAR OF THE WATER
As they approach cautiously...they see:
365 WAVE POWER INLET
Waves pounding over ACRES OF STRANGE STEPPED CONSTRUCTION...
DESCENDING TO A VORTEX.
What does that water do?
It's part of the hydrogalvanic
system. The ocean tides are changed
into energy somehow.
Is it inside the city?
I don't know where...
I Just took them for granted.
(Logan takes Jessica's hand)
It's our only chance.
The CAMERA PANS LOGAN, JESSICA and the OLD MAN down the STRANGE
STEPPED CONSTRUCTION until they reach:
366 FULL ANGLE - A POOL OF WATER
At the CENTER of this IMMENSE WATER FLOWING CONSTRUCTION OF STEPS.
After a beat Jessica looks at the Old Man:
(after a beat; to the
We're going to try and get in this
way. I don't think you can make it.
OLD MAN (sadly)
Oh...I did so look forward to seeing
all those people.
Can you make it back?
Oh my...I'll try.
JESSICA (kissing the Old Man)
The Old Man watches Logan and Jessica dive into the POOL and
367 THE OLD MAN
he bends and plays with the water in the POOL for a moment...like a
young child at a pond or lake.
368 INT. - POWER CENTER OF THE CITY - LOGAN AND JESSICA
Emerging from the water.
It is a labyrinth of humming turbines, automonitored cables and
Logan leads her swiftly through the humming maze toward an exit.
369AX2 GREAT HALL - AT CAROUSEL ENTRANCE
As the CROWD is pouring in:
No!! Don't go in there !!
The CROWD turns and looks up at:
On a high balcony in the Great Hall.
Looking down at them.
You don't have to die!! No one has
to die at thirty!!! You don't have
to blink out on Lastday. There's no
renewal on Carrousel! You can live
longer and grow old... I've seen it.
She's seen it!! Believe me!!
There is an angry murmur in the CROWD as Logan continues:
LOGAN (holding up
See... it's' clear. The Lifeclocks
are a lie - Carousel is a lie!!
369X3 WIDEN ANGLE - INCLUDING SANDMEN
Trying to grab Logan. There is a struggle. Some Sandmen are knocked
over the railing.
But remaining Sandmen fire a gas tranquilizer which subdues Logan
The CROWD cheers...and continues into Carousel as:
370 INT. - SANDMAN DEBRIEFING AREA
It is the same area where Logan received the original assignment to
find and destroy Sanctuary.
In the rear...with the panel open...the sign reading:
blinks on and off.
Logan is dragged in by a number of SANDMEN.
We see Jessica , too, still groggy, being held by SANDMEN in the
b.g. of the SHOT.
Logan is placed on the chair in which his CRYSTAL was altered.
371 CLOSE ANGLE - LOGAN IN THE CHAIR
A shaft of light glows on and he stiffens - bound by it.
372X3 FULL SHOT - LOGAN AND THE SCREEN
As around him in the air, a series of spectral greenish HEADS appear
-- one after the other -in response to questions. Each of these
heads is Logan. Each revolves slowly on its axis as it responds.
As the real Logan (in the chair) is questioned, each of the heads
answers in turn. They are each a part of his persona and his brain.
378X18 INTERCUT WITH CLOSER SHOTS OF LOGAN HIMSELF WRITHING IN
AGONY AS THE IMPASSIVE HEADS SPEAK.
ANOTHER ANGLE - LOGAN AND HEADS
A. FIRST HEAD SPEAKS
A Jewelry store.
B. Logan himself - twisting in pain.
C. The word NEGATIVE appears on the SCREEN.
D. A SECOND HEAD
A creature called Box - all frozen,
E. Logan writhes in the chair.
F. Again the word NEGATIVE appears on the SCREEN.
G. A THIRD IDENTICAL HEAD
No...There is no Sanctuary.
H. The SCREEN seems to shimmer. It blinks.
I. A third time the word negative appears on the SCREEN.
J. A FOURTH HEAD
There is no Sanctuary
K. The SCREEN'S glow increases...to an almost blinding light...
starting to frighten the Sandmen present.
L. At the same time, we see JESSICA coming out of her tranquilized
daze...fearful...still in the Sandmen's custody.
M. A FIFTH HEAD
An old man without a crystal...But
there is no Sanctuary.
N. Now the SCREEN is starting to spark. Behind it we SEE the
intermittent glow of overheated electronic components.
O. And we see the word negative...once more on the SCREEN -- but
P. A SIXTH HEAD
There is no Sanctuary.
Q. Now the noise and the light from the SCREEN are peaking...and we
can see the increasing fear of the Sandmen.
R. On the SCREEN the word negative is beginning to shake...as the
SCREEN begins to shake.
379 FULL ANGLE - THE SIX HEADS
LOGAN'S VOICE (emanating
from all of them)
There is no Sanctuary. There is
The sign PROBABILITY bursts...the SIX HEADS of Logan go out.
The noise and the light coming out of the screen Increase, as it
begins to burst into showers of sparks and flame.
410X1 ANOTHER ANGLE - LOGAN
Straining twisting, as the light above him bursts, goes out in a
puff of smoke -- releasing him. Logan staggers to his feet in time
Rushing in from the Ready Room to join the others who have closed in
on Logan One holding Jessica.
410X3 LOGAN AND SANDMEN
Manages to get one of the Sandmen's guns, instantly blasting him
with it. In the noise and confusion, the fight becomes general. A
Sandman fires back at Logan, misses -- the shot hits one of the
Lifeclocks which flares electrically, ribboning out a great arc.
Instantly Logan gets off a couple of shots at the other Lifeclocks
which similarly flare and burst into violent electrical fire and
410X4 THE BATTLE
The electrical discharges, smoke and noise making great confusion.
Sandmen hampered by their own numbers and by trying to miss the
machinery. Logan firing methodically at the Lifeclocks, moving.
Stumbles over Jessica, prone in the smoke. Helps her to her feet.
Crouched, they make for the exit.
410X5 ANOTHER ANGLE - THE. SCREEN
Sputtering its life out in strange predictive words....PROBABILITY
flashing on and off.... EQUILIBRIUM...DESTRUCT...EQUIL...NO
BALANCE...NO BALANCE...FAMINE... INACCEPTABLE ...NO BALANCE...etc.,
flashing vainly through the eddying smoke and the fierce discharges
which fill the great room.
The battle is lost -- the smoke and noise overwhelming. They pick up
their wounded and get out as best they can.
410X7 INT. SANDMAN H.Q. LOBBY
Sandmen rushing out through the gathering smoke and the flare of
fire behind them.
410X8 EXT. SANDMAN H.Q.
Sandmen pouting out through smoke and fire effects. Pushing through
passers-by herding everyone away from the scene.
People getting the hell out of there.
Ad Libs: Get away from here. The whole thing's going.
410X9 INT. LIFECLOCK ROOM
Through the smoke, etc. The Lifeclocks EXPLODE.
410X10 EXT. SANDMAN H.Q.
The building EXPLODES -- great geyser of flame shooting upward.
410X11 GREAT HALL
The sound of the explosion creates panic. Lights begin to flicker.
The great red crystal lights fitfully on and off. People are
panicking, running in different directions. Some pressing into
Carrousel for safety.
As people run in there, the red crystal glowing and sputtering, the
petals moving spasmodically. As people look, the white crystal comes
on, begins spinning wildly, bursting into strange, lancing lights. A
great roaring commences and the whole arena starts to rock with the
crystals. Now the white crystal explodes and the whole room is
crisscrossed with deadly arcing discharges. People flee the scene of
410X13 GREAT HALL
The panic is-full, people getting the hell out of there.
People are stampeding like cattle, all heading down and for the
exits, trampling each other in their fright.
X21 PANIC MONTAGE SERIES OF CUTS
A. EXT. The City under the dome -- fitfully lit as the dome itself
seems to be cracking strange electrical discharges emanating from it
as from a gigantic line storm.
B. The lights in Arcade flicker and go dim.
C. The chandeliers in Arcade swaying, a couple falling onto the
screaming panicky people.
D. Maze-Car Station. People fighting to cram into cars. Car lights
go out. People turn and bolt in another direction.
E. Love Shop -- pandemonium as the drugged bodies clamber over each
other in fear, struggling to get away.
F. Great Hall emptying -- the signs of panic everywhere.
G. The great crystal -- a wildly spluttering electrical fire
410X22 EXT. - DOMED CITY - FIRE FX AND CRACKING
INTERCUT with above:
410X23 LOGAN AND JESSICA
Making their way through Cathedral -- out the dazzle chamber,
running O.S. past Maze Car Station.
410X24 LOGAN AND JESSICA
Running past Power Center.
411 EXT. - CITY - FULL SHOT
The dome of the city torn. Lightning effects playing on the stunned
people...who look up and see the starry heavens, too, as they
stumble forward into the darkness.
A wind begins to blow...where air had never stirred anything. There
is a sense of wonder. Hysteria is lessening...as the people find
themselves moving through the crack...as they discover the fact that
the crystals have disappeared from their palms.
Some are joyful...others frightened...others puzzled...as they
emerge from the crack in the dome at:
412 FULL ANGLE - THE ACRES OF STRANGE STEPPED CONSTRUCTION
We can still see the fires in the b.g. of the SHOT as Logan holds on
to Jessica...(like Gable onto Jeanette MacDonald at the end of SAN
FRANCISCO)...full of happiness and hope for the future.
AS people continue to mill all over the acres of strange stepped
construction...we see the Old Man WALKING INTO THE SHOT.
Logan and Jessica run to him. He looks around. People start to
gather...they have never seen a white-haired Old Man in their lives.
As people continue to gather around the Old Man... who couldn't be
more delighted...Logan and Jessica are smiling...inviting people to
touch him...and some do.
Yes, he is an old man...Yes, they will all live again to be old men
and old women...Yes, this is the world renewing itself once again.