CECIL B. DEMENTED
Fourth Draft: 1 June 1998
1. Film opens with beautiful shot of the skyline of
downtown Baltimore in the spring. Credits begin.
Cut to "The Hippodrome Theater," one-time downtown movie
palace, now abandoned and boarded up with broken and
blank marquee. The credits to our movie continue by
fading in on marquee.
Cut to thriving "Harbor Court" theaters, downtown
chain. All six marquees list the same two
mega-budget Hollywood hits. Hollywood titles fade
out and "Cecil B. DeMented" title logo fades into
marquee in all its terrorist glory.
Cut to old "Towson Theater." A "FOR RENT" sign is
on marquee of this one-time neighborhood theater.
"FOR RENT" sign fades out and our credits fade in
Cut to "Towson Commons," a modern cineplex down the
street. All the titles listed on marquee are
sequels. Sequel titles fade out and our credits
fade in on marquee.
Cut to "5 West Theater," one-time art house. The
marquee now announces "Sunday Church Service" which
fades out and our credits continue, fading in.
Cut to "Westview Mall," suburban multiplex, all
the titles listed on marquee are recent Hollywood
comedy bombs. The Hollywood titles fade out and our
credits fade in.
Cut to "New Theater," once a popular downtown premiere
spot. The marquee reads C-L-O-S-E-D in badly spaced
letters. The letters fade out and our credits fade in.
2. Cut to wide shot of EXTERIOR SENATOR THEATER, 2.
Baltimore's landmark art-deco movie palace. Marquee
GALA WORLD PREMIERE
BENEFIT MARYLAND HEART FUND
"SOME KIND OF HAPPINESS"
Marquee letters fade out and our credits fade in.
Cut to blocks of cement out front of the theater similar
to Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. Each
displays the logo of a film title that was shot on
location in Baltimore and premiered at this theater;
"Diner," "The Accidental Tourist," "And Justice For
All." Our credits are intercut in the cement blocks as
the camera pans across this local tourist attraction.
Cut to SINCLAIR STEVENS, the handsome but intense
20-year-old theater manager as he adjusts the final
letter of the film's title on the marquee, perched atop
a ladder. SINCLAIR is dressed in an obviously rented
tuxedo and for a moment seems like any other middle
class suburban kid.
ROY STILLINGS, the tuxedoed fifty-year-old theater
owner, shouts instructions from below as CATERERS,
DECORATORS and PUBLICITY PEOPLE rush in an out of
theater preparing for tonight's event. He is
surrounded by several of his young staff - DINAH, the
sourpussed but unconventionally striking cashier;
CHARDONNAY, the African-American ticket-taker with a
huge 90's hairdo so popular with the black girls in
Baltimore; RAVEN, the happy and always smiling pretty
usherette, and FIDGET, the dweebish but somehow sexy
janitor. All have made an attempt to dress up their
usual uniforms for the premiere.
A little more to the right,
(Moving the final "S"
That better, Mr. Stillings?
Title on marquee fades out and "Produced by..." credit
Yeah, that's good.
But try moving the "K" in "Whitlock."
A little to the left.
(Following his boss's instructions,
the "Some Kind Of Happiness" title
back on the marquee)
Have you met her yet?
Not yet. But don't worry,
Sinclair, I'll introduce you!
SINCLAIR smiles sneakily to himself as "Some Kind Of
Happiness" logo fades out on marquee and "Written and
Directed by John Waters" credit fades in.
I'm a bg fan!
End of credits.
3. Cut to EXTERIOR HARBOR COURT, luxury downtownhotel. 3.
Movie fans of all ages, clutch 8x10's of Honey
Whitlock and eagerly await her departure.
4. INTERIOR "PRESIDENTIAL SUITE" OF HARBOR COURT HOTEL. 4.
HONEY WHITLOCK turns from beautiful Inner Harbor view
outside hotel window and we see she is about forty
years old and a complete knockout.
Ah, what a town!
HONEY is dressed for the premiere in an elegant evening
gown and her black hair is cut perfectly in the Louise
Brooks style that has become her signature. She
continues her press conference under the watchful eyes
of her press agent CHARLES and her long-time assistant
LIBBY, both of whom are also dressed for the premiere.
ROOM SERVICE employees stand by, ready to serve.
I tell everybody in Hollywood,
when you shoot on location in
Baltimore, you don't need to
bring all the crew from Los
Angeles. Baltimore really ia the
5. Cut back to INTERIOR LOBBY OF SENATOR THEATER. 5.
MR. STILLINGS lectures his other staff members as
CATERERS and BARTENDERS set up behind him. SINCLAIR
STEVENS is paying close attention as is LYLE, the
projectionist, a handsome but surprisingly gaunt young
man. CHERISH, a sexy and slightly nasty candy-counter
girl leers at SINCLAIR who flirts back as she feigns
interest in MR. STILLINGS' pep talk. PAM the popcorn
girl, a masculine but beautiful nineteen year old with a
seemingly bad attitude and LEWIS, the young cool
African-American usher with a chip on his shoulder join
FIDGET, RAVEN and DINAH.
and remember, Miss Whitlock
is every inch a movie star and
expects to be on stage at exactly
7:10pm to ensure live coverage
from all three local news shows.
By the way, I hear she's really
a nice person...
6. INTERIOR HONEY'S HOTEL ROOM. 6.
HONEY's mean face glares out window at the twinkling
lights of Baltimore's Inner Harbor in the early
Look at this dump of a town!
HONEY turns to her long suffering assistant, LIBBY.
The press is gone and they are alone.
Get me the fuck back to L.A. If
one more asshole mentions a crab
cake to me, I think I'll puke.
(Trying to be positive)
Did you try the steamed crabs?
They're red and...
No I didn't! I'm not interested
in any kind of meal you have to
beat with a mallet...
A knock is heard at hotel door.
Just a minute...
(Muttering to herself as
LIBBY goes to answer door)
.wearing some stupid kind of bib
while families of mutants gawk in
my face ...No thank you!
CHARLES, the press agent enters.
Your limousine is here, Miss
Whitlock. You look beautiful.
(Back to being gracious)
Thank you Charles, darling. We'll
be right with you. I'm excited.
(Back to her nasty self)
Do you think Pat Nixon got
fucked in this hotel room?
Well ...I don't know...I mean...
It's called the "Presidential
Suite" isn't it?
I BET SHE DID! Call the
manager and ask him!
I can't ask that. . .Pat Nixon
was a stroke victim...
It's your � to ask, Libby!
Call downstairs and find out
if Pat Nixon got fucked in my
hotel room! I want to know!
7. EXTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. 7.
Large crowd of fans and gawkers let out a roar of
approval as the klieg lights are switched on by WORKMAN
and the night sky is lit up by the criss-crossing beams
8. INTERIOR HALLWAY OF HARBOR COURT HOTEL. 8.
HONEY WHITLOCK, looking incredibly glamorous, is being
led downstairs by CHARLES, the press agent and RODNEY,
a young biker-type bodyguard assigned to her for the
night by the theater. He wears an ill-fitting polyester
suit and an earphone. LIBBY hurries to catch up with
(Reading from notes)
The hotel manager said "No."
Pat Nixon never stayed here,
but Nancy Reagen did in 1986...
You didn't actually ask him?
You said to call downstairs...
You asked the hotel manager if
Pat Nixon had sex in my room?
Well. . .sort of. I mean you
I was kidding Libby. He must
think you're a complete lunatic!
Good God, you'd do anything!
A HOTEL MAID pushing a cart of towels and bathroom
supplies comes around a corner and is completely
Good luck, Miss Whitlock!
HONEY's face freezes in horror as elevator doors
open and she is led inside.
9. INTERIOR ELEVATOR. 9.
Several well-dressed hotel guests recognize HONEY
and are thrilled.
(In a sudden tirade)
Did you hear what that little
bitch said to me?
She didn't know.
In show business we say "break a
leg." NEVER fucking "Good Luck"!
HOTEL GUESTS frown in disappointment at HONEY's
That's just an old superstition.
Miss Whitlock, there's photo cps
with the mayor in the lobby...
That cocksucker put a curse
on my whole fucking premiere!
HOTEL GUESTS let out a cry of shock at HONEY's
10. INTERIOR HOTEL LOBBY. 10.
MAYOR FENWICK, the middle aged African American mayor
waits with the PRESS.
HONEY steps off the elevator completely composed to a
burst of flashbulbs.
LIBBY and CHARLES look to one another relieved as
HOTEL GUESTS stumble out of elevator, shaking their
heads in disgust.
Miss Whitlock, what an honor!
They pose together as PRESS snaps away.
I love what you've done with
And Baltimore loves you back!
(Takes out proclamation)
I, Adam Fenwick, Mayor of the
City of Baltimore, do hereby
proclaim April 29th to be Honey
Whitlock Day in Maryland and do
command this observation to all
of our citizens. Whereas...
11. EXTERIOR FRONT ENTRANCE HARBOR COURT. 11.
Limos await dignitaries for publicity cavalcade to
Senator Theater premiere.
PETIE, a 22-year-old hillbilly tough guy, dressed in
a chauffeur's uniform sits behind the wheel of a white
limousine as HONEY and MAYOR and their entourages make
their way to limos followed by PRESS.
(Looking at watch and sneakily
speaking into walkie-talkie)
A star is born...
12. INTERIOR PROJECTION BOOTH SENATOR THEATER. 12.
SINCLAIR STEVENS hears PETIE on earphones to his
(Whispering into walkie)
SINCLAIR nods gravely to LYLE the projectionist who
picks up a 35mm metal film can and sneaks up behind
MR. STILLINGS who is looking down from projection
booth to the premiere CROWD filling the theater below.
Christ, there's what's-her-name
from E Network. Look at the
tits on her!
LYLE hits MR. STILLINGS over the head with the film
(In full command, over walkie,
6:43pm. Hit it, "SPROCKET HOLES."
13. INTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. REFRESHMENT STAND. 13.
PAM, the popcorn girl, wearing ear phones, as are
all the "SPROCKET HOLE" gang, grabs a 9mm gun hidden
underneath a mound of popcorn and quickly puts it in
her jacket pocket between waiting on customers.
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6:44pm. By whatever means
14. INTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. 14.
CHERISH works with professional BARTENDERS mixing drinks
for a long line of benefit TICKET HOLDERS. She empties
last of vodka from bottle into a cocktail, squats down
and adds bottle to several molotov cocktails hidden
under the bar.
6:46pm... In the name of
15. INTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. JANITOR'S SUPPLY AREA. 15.
FIDGET hurriedly unloads canisters of Mace from
utility closet and stores them in his portable trash
Hey, hey, MPAA, how many
movies did you censor today?
16. INTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. LEFT AISLE. 16.
LEWIS, the usher, seats a STUDIO HEAD and his WIFE in a
row of reserved seats with other STUDIO TYPES and then
pretends to drop torn stub.
(Into walkie, as he searches
6:48pm. An usher's job is
never done, put down the
flashlight and pick up the gun!
LEWIS finds hidden gun and sneakily puts it in his
17. INTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. INNER LOBBY. 17.
CHARDONNAY tears a ticket, and quickly pulls a bullet out
of her elabora6.e hairdo.
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6:50pm. Fuck the studio
Enjoy the show.
SHE gives back stub and then loads bullet into gun hidden
beneath torn ticket stubs in her counter.
(To NEXT CUSTOMER)
18. Cut back to EXTERIOR HARBOR COURT HOTEL. 18.
Closeup of HONEY WHITLOCK's furious face as she stares in
horror at awaiting white stretch limousine driven by
What's the matter, Miss Whitlock?
A fucking white limousine?!
Oh nobody will know, we're in
I'm not Liberace's boyfriend,
for Chrissakes...My contract
says black limousines only!
The charity probably made the
arrangements. It was an
Do I look like a coke dealer?
ARE WE GOING TO THE FUCKING PROM?!
(Stepping into black limo,)
Break a leg, Miss Whitlock!
RODNEY, in a panic, keeps checking his watch.
Excuse me, ma'am, but Security's
gonna have my ass if we're late...
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(Turning on him with a
Don't say "ass" to me, trailer
trash! I'll have you fired!
19. SENATOR THEATER. BOX OFFICE OUT FRONT. 19.
DINAH is raking in the cash.
(Handing over the money
for reserved tickets)
The Heart Fund must be thrilled
at the turnout.
It's for a wonderful cause...
Thanks for your support.
(Between customers, sneakily
7:01pm. Inch by mother fucking inch...
20. INTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. STAGE AREA. 20.
RAVEN, the usherette, carries another bouquet of flowers
to the stage and sets the timer of the home-made bomb
hidden inside for 7:10pm.
(Smiling to audience,
under her breath)
When the word is given, we
will seize the cinema...
21. Cut to NORTHERN PARKWAY, suburban throughway near 21.
Senator Theater. White limousine speeds to premiere
with police escort.
22. INTERIOR WHITE LIMO. 22.
CHARLES the press agent, LIBBY the assistant, and
RODNEY the bodyguard sit in back with HONEY as she gives
a phone interview. PETIE the chauffeur winks sexily in
rear view mirror to RODNEY the bodyguard, who smiles
(On phone, being a star)
"Some Kind Of Happiness" is a
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screwball romantic comedy -
life-affirming but realistic and
to be honest, with all the misery
in the world today, couldn't we
use a little optimism in the movies?
23. EXTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. 23.
SINCLAIR smiles evilly, holding a huge bouquet of
flowers as LEWIS greets MAYOR and BODYGUARDS as they
exit limo to applause from CROWD. HONEY's white limo
pulls up behind them, led by MOTORCYCLE ESCORT.
(Into his walkie-talkie)
7:06pm...The Big Snatch.
HONEY steps from limo and waves like a true star to roar
of approval from crowd as PRESS blinds her with
(Handing her the bouquet)
Good evening, Miss Whitlock, and
welcome to the historic Senator
24. INTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. STAGE. 24.
MRS. MALLORY, a no-nonsense middle-aged society type
walks on stage pushing LITTLE WILLIAM, the
eleven-year-old Heart Fund Poster Boy who is in a
wheelchair connected to breathing tubes. The audience
breaks into big applause as LITTLE WILLIAM pales in
stage fright and resentment.
25. INTERIOR SENATOR STAGE. AUDIENCE. 25.
LEWIS leads an applauding MAYOR to his reserved seats
along with BODYGUARDS. MAYOR, ever the politician,
shakes hands with FIDGET the janitor.
26. INTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. STAGE. 26.
(At podium, into microphone)
Good evening, I'm Sylvia Mallory,
Chairman of the Maryland Heart Fund
and this is Little William...
LITTLE WILLIAM glares sullenly at audience, unhappy
to be there.
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Little William had heart surgery
just seven days ago and thanks
to the blood transfusion paid for
by your generosity at tonight's
premiere, he's going to be alright,
aren't you, Little William?
I don't want to be here!
(To AUDIENCE as she tries
to hug him)
Little William's a little grumpy...
(Snatching away her hands,
under his breath)
Get off me, ugly.
.But he's ALIVE, and that's
27. INTERIOR SENATOR THEATER LOBBY. 27.
RODNEY and SINCLAIR lead HONEY through lobby followed
by LIBBY and CHARLES. BARTENDERS and STUDIO PERSONNEL
applaud and snap photos as HONEY beams.
28. INTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. STAGE. 28.
MRS. MALLORY continues as LITTLE WILLIAM glares at her
And now the moment you've been
waiting for! You first saw Honey
Whitlock on the screen as the
lovely ingenue turned vixen in
"Good For Nothing"...
29. PROJECTION BOOTH. 29.
LYLE takes a big hit of pot off a bong and then picks
up his gun.
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7:09pm. Honey Whitlock,
welcome to film hell!
We see MR. STILLINGS tied and gagged behind him.
30. INTERIOR THEATER. RIGHT AISLE. 30.
RAVEN seats CHARLES and LIBBY who look to the stage
with professional pride.
31. INTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. STAGE. 31.
LITTLE WILLIAM builds in fury as he listens.
.and from then on it's been
hit after hit...
LITTLE WILLIAM kicks MRS. MALLORY in leg behind the
podium where AUDIENCE can't see.
(Grimacing in pain)
LITTLE WILLIAM smiles at her sadistically.
MRS. MALLORY tries to inch away from LITTLE WILLIAM
who sneakily continues to kick her.
."Ask The Lonely"..."The
LITTLE WILLIAM kicks her harder.
(Off mike, furiously to
Watch it, you little fucker!
(Back to normal)
.her Oscar winning performance
in "Forced Entry" and tonight...
"Some Kind Of Happiness."
32. INTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. BACK OF AISLE IN REAR 32.
HONEY waits for her cue to go on with SINCLAIR and
her "bodyguard" RODNEY.
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7:09pm and thirty seconds.
33. INTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. STAGE. 33.
.Ladies and gentlemen, a big
Baltimore welcome for MISS
34. INTERIOR THEATER. 34.
Wide shot of audience erupting in applause and
craning their necks as HONEY is led down right aisle
to stage by SINCLAIR and RODNEY the bodyguard,
LIBBY and CHARLES applaud from their seats.
MAYOR stands and applauds.
HONEY smiles radiantly as she passes life-size
promotional cut-out of herself in aisle.
Cut to reverse side of cut-out and we see CHERISH
ready to light the fuse of a molotov cocktail.
MRS. MALLORY applauds wildly from stage.
FIDGET starts playing pocket pool in nervous
excitement. MAYOR glares at FIDGET in prudish
LITTLE WILLIAM sneers at HONEY's approach with
35. SENATOR STAGE. 35.
SINCLAIR grabs oversized prop check made out to
Maryland Heart Fund for $75,000 from the wings and
carries it on stage as RODNEY the bodyguard escorts
HONEY to the podium.
HONEY shakes hands with MRS. MALLORY and bends down
to give LITTLE WILLIAM a kiss for the PHOTOGRAPHERS.
LITTLE WILLIAM grimaces and wipes off her kiss with
disgust before kicking MRS. MALLORY one last time.
Thank you! Thank you very
much! You're so kind!
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MRS. MALLORY sneakily disconnects a tube to LITTLE
WILLIAM who starts gasping for air.
I LOVE YOU, BALTIMORE!
I REALLY DO!
SINCLAIR throws down prop check and pulls a MAC 10 gun
I AM CECIL B. DEMENTED!...
(Rips off his short-haired
wig to reveal bleached
AND THIS IS A FUCKING KIDNAPPING!
Bomb in flower arrangement goes off, sending debris
AUDIENCE hits the floor screaming in panic.
RODNEY pulls a gun and fires into air as HONEY
screams in horror.
CHERISH throws a molotov cocktail and it explodes in
front of theater between stage and first row of
seats, blocking any rescue of HONEY by NEWSTEAMS.
36. PROJECTION ROOM. 36.
LYLE flashes CECIL B. DEMENTED logo on screen and
rushes from projection booth.
37. INTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. STAGE. 37.
MRS. MALLORY clutches her heart in fright as LITTLE
WILLIAM, gasping for breath manages to plug back in
tube and instantly becomes hateful again, enjoying
CECIL drags a screaming HONEY off stage as RODNEY
runs interference, firing wildly over screaming
38. INTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. SNACK BAR. 38.
PAM the popcorn girl sheds her wig to reveal her
bizarre short hairdo and pulls gun.
SINCLAIR STEVENS will be referred to by his terrorist
name "CECIL B. DEMENTED" for the rest of the script.
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(To horrified CUSTOMER)
WOMEN IN FILM!
PAM jumps over popcorn counter and karate kicks
two stunned COPS assigned to the premiere and
pistol whips a third COP.
39. INTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. AUDIENCE. 39.
RAVEN, smiling happily as always, quickly punches
out CHARLES, the press agent, as he tries to block
a PHOTOGRAPHER from getting a shot of CECIL dragging
HONEY up aisle towards lobby.
CHARDONNAY tackles LIBBY, the assistant as she tries
to run towards HONEY.
40. INTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. STAGE. 40.
MRS. MALLORY collapses, having a heart attack and
LITTLE WILLIAM laughingly imitates her gasps of pain.
41. INTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. AUDIENCE. 41.
LEWIS fires over MAYOR's head as he rushes to stage
help MRS. MALLORY. BODYGUARDS run for their lives.
FIDGET tear gases STUDIO EXECUTIVES and their WIVES
as they attempt to flee.
CHARDONNAY rifles pocketbooks of SOCIETY LADIES and
steals their wallets as they cower in fear on the
42. INTERIOR SENATOR BOXOFFICE. 42.
DINAH stuffs cash into shopping bags, robbing the
charity of its fund, pulls a large gun and runs out
of cashier's booth.
43. Cut back to INTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. STAGE. 43.
MAYOR is giving MRS. MALLORY emergency mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation as LITTLE WILLIAM laughs maniacally.
44. EXTERIOR SENATOR THEATER. 44.
Complete pandemonium as premiere AUDIENCE comes
stampeding out of theater in a panic.
MOTORCYCLE COP ESCORTS leap from motorcycles and pull
guns but PETIE jumps from limo, grabs a piece of
lumber from sawhorse and knocks them unconscious with
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DINAH comes running, firing into the air, and throws
bags of money into back of limo and jumps in.
CHERISH, LYLE, RAVEN, FIDGET, CHARDONNAY and PAM come
charging out of theater, firing their guns to cover
CECIL drags HONEY outside, still in a chokehold as
RODNEY fires wildly to keep anyone at bay.
(To HORRIFIED FANS who
duck for cover)
HELP ME! CALL THE STUDIO!
CALL JACK VALENTI! HELLLPPP!
PETIE opens the trunk of the limo and RODNEY and CECIL
throw HONEY inside and slam it shut. HONEY continues
screaming and banging on trunk door as CECIL and GANG
pile into limo.
POWER TO THE PEOPLE WHO
PUNISH BAD CINEMA!
PETIE peels out in limo as PREMIERE GUESTS and FANS
dive out of the way and GANG chants "Battle of
Algiers"-type revolutionary yell.
CECIL fires his gun out back window and shatters the
"Some Kind Of Happiness" logo on marquee.
45. INTERIOR SPEEDING LIMO. 45.
CHERISH lunges for CECIL and they french kiss hotly.
From PETIE's POV behind the wheel we see COP CAR #1
with sirens wailing and lights flashing heading
In rear view mirror, PETIE sees three other COP CARS
speeding up to Senator Theater and screeching to a
46. EXTERIOR YORK ROAD. NORTH OF SENATOR THEATER. 46.
COP CAR #1 screeches into a U-turn and COP in
passenger side fires his gun at CECIL's limo.
47. INTERIOR SPEEDING WHITE LIMO. 46.
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Back window is blasted out by COP's bullet.
I fuckin' hate car chase scenes!
(Flooring the accelerator,
Yeah, but "Bullit" was good!
LYLE snorts cocaine off a coke-spoon and nonchalantly
picks glass out of his hair.
But it lead to the "French
Which inspired a sequel!
And lead to "Smokey and The
Bandit" and that kinda shit!
PETIE sees another cop car speeding up behind him in
the rear view mirror.
DINAH leans out limo window and fires gun back'at
"Smokey and The Bandit"
even had fuckin' sequels...
Another cop car speeds towards them from the front
trying to cut them off.
(Insane, driving like a lunatic)
Yeah, Part fucking Two, 1980!...
Part Three, 1983!
"Smokey and The Bandit"
ruined my childhood!
CECIL fires his gun in the nick of time and shatters
approaching cop car's windshield.
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PETIE makes a hard right and zooms up church driveway
as two cop cars collide behind him.
FIDGET cheers like a kid and starts absentmindedly
playing pocket pool.
48. EXTERIOR CHURCH ROAD. 48.
Another cop car is speeding to premiere from behind
the church and almost hits the limo as PETIE veers
right in the "V" in the road, narrowly missing a
MINISTER and a suspiciously SENSITIVE TEEN as they
leave the church rectory.
(Yelling out window)
Long live pornography!
49. EXTERIOR ONE-WAY STREET. 49.
PETIE speeds limo the wrong way past one-way sign
into path of oncoming speeding cop car.
In the nick of time, PETIE turns a hard left
skidding around corner onto bumpy cemetery road behind
Cop car swerves right to avoid collision and careens
into CABLE TV installation truck.
COP jumps out of car and starts firing at limo.
50. INTERIOR SPEEDING LIMO. 50.
CHARDONNAY puts tape into limo cassette player and
the entire GANG starts singing along with original
gangsta rap song entitled "SHE'S A BANKABLE BITCH (and
we don't need no pitch)."
51. EXTERIOR CEMETERY ROAD. 51.
COP fires again and hits limo trunk lock.
Trunk door flies open and HONEY screams her lungs out,
holding on for dear life.
HEAVY METAL KIDS, hanging out in graveyard look up and
see RAVEN yelling out car window with HONEY in trunk.
(Imitating "The Exorcist")
Your mother sucks cocks in hell!
HEAVY METAL KIDS look at each other in horror and run
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away in fear.
Limo bumps down road at high speed and trunk door
bangs shut, knocking HONEY into submission.
Limo makes a fast right.
52 SUBURBAN INTERSECTION. 52
Traffic is stopped in both lanes for a red light.
PETIE screeches to a sudden stop. HE checks rear-view
mirror and realizes they have escaped their POLICE
We did it.
PETIE grabs RODNEY from back seat and gives him a
A SUBURBAN LADY pulls up in her car next to limo
Sinclair, is that you?
PETIE turns down radio and GANG freezes.
(Suddenly turning into
his old self)
Hi, Mrs. Waltrup.
Did you win the lottery?
No, ma'am, we were at a
I don't go to the movies
much, I wait for the video.
Not me, I like the big screen.
Say hello to your mom and
dad for me.
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I sure will.
SUBURBAN LADY makes right on red and pulls off.
(Smugly, to GANG)
Casting has been completed!
PETIE peels out in other direction.
53. Cut to EXTERIOR "SPROCKET HOUSE," a run-down, 53.
seemingly abandoned warehouse in an industrial part
of t:he city. The moon is full and the quiet is
interrupted by faint sirens in the distance.
Suddenly, like a low-rent Bat Cave, the large
industrial garage doors swing open and the white
limo speeds inside.
54. Dissolve to INTERIOR SPROCKET HOUSE. HONEY's 54.
"dressing room"; a bizarrely decorated prison cell
fit for a movie queen.
HONEY is blindfolded, gagged and tied to a director's
chair with her name printed on the back, still
wearing her torn and soiled premiere gown.
LEWIS, now dressed in terrorist punk outfit removes
HONEY's blindfold and gag as she sputters in terror.
We see LEWIS has D-A-V-I-D L-Y-N-C-H tattooed on his
HONEY's e yes light up in terror as she sees CECIL, now
attired in insane grunge Cecil B. DeMille inspired
outfit being lowered by PETIE on jerry-rigged film
crane. "Otto Preminger" is tattooed on CECIL's bicep.
.Hello, I'm Cecil B. DeMented
and I'm your new director...
HONEY stares in confused horror.
I'd like you to meet your
co-stars ...I call them the
HONEY looks over in fear as the SPROCKET HOLES, now
changed from their theater uniforms into their own
scary "terrorist chic" fashions, gather around CECIL in a
"crew-shot from hell" pose.
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This is Cherish...
CHERISH, now heavily made-up and dressed "riot-girl"
style, in a "SINEMA" T-shirt, steps forward. We see
"Andy Warhol" tattooed on her thigh.
Hi, I played you in lots of
porno movies. "Some Kind Of
Happiness"? I've already shot
it - only it's called "Some
Kind Of Horniness."
But that's all behind me. I'm
an outlaw cinema girl now.
LYLE takes a big huff of glue in plastic bag and
steps forward. He is dressed in scarily in 1970's
junky wear meets 90's Hollywood sleaze, and sports a
"Herschell Gordon Lewis" tattoo across his skinny chest.
Hi, I'm Lyle and I'm your
leading man. I've had a
boner for you for years.
(Getting off crane and
stepping towards HONEY)
Don't worry, we've all taken a
vow of celibacy for celluloid.
No one gets laid until we've
finished our movie. We're horny...
CHERISH starts writhing sexily.
.but our film comes first.
CECIL gently shoves her away as SPROCKET HOLES
undulate in sexual frustration.
.And now for the crew.
PAM the popcorn girl swaggers over carrying a beat-up
vintage 16mm movie camera and aims it at HONEY's face.
She is wearing a black para-military jump suit and we
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see her "Sam Peckinpah" tattoo on her arm.
I'm Pam, the director of
photography and you'd better
hit your mark!
CHARDONNAY, now done up in outrageous homegirl
gangster look, carries an old wrecked Nagra sound
recorder and spins her microphone boom pole like
lethal numchucks before raising it over HONEY's
head, revealing the "Spike Lee" tattoo on her stomach.
.and remember - SPEAK UP, BITCH!
I'm Chardonnay and I do the sound.
LEWIS proudly steps forward, menacingly holding
staple gun like a weapon.
We met. I'm Lewis, the art
director. I hope you'll be
HONEY looks around cell and sees giant stills blown up
from her past films showing her in physical and
.'cause you ain't goin'
HE staples her gown to the chair.
FIDGET, the grunge dweeb, dressed in complete rags but
looking somehow great with his "William Castle" tattoo,
shyly steps forward, absentmindedly playing "pocket
I'm Fidget, the costumer...
(Suddenly rips dress to give
her a plunging neckline)
Sorry.. .but I'm gonna have to
give you a new look...
RAVEN, smiling beatifically, steps forward dressed
in a satanic robe, an inverted cross necklace,
pentagram jewelry and a "Kenneth Anger" tattoo.
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Hi, I'm Raven and I'm a Satanist.
I'll be doing your makeup...
HONEY stares back in confusion.
You look so pale...
RAVEN suddenly slaps HONEY across face and HONEY
cries out in shock.
Sorry... but Satan says...
you need color!
RODNEY, the biker "bodyguard," now in S&M leather
get-up steps toward HONEY carrying a rat-tail comb
and a hair dye applicator bottle. His "Almodovar"
tattoo is a beauty.
Call me Rodney. Tomorrow
I'm bleaching your hair out
platinum and I should warn
you...I FUCKING HATE ROOTS!
PETIE, the sexy hillbilly "chauffeur," now dressed
in redneck militant garb and featuring a "Fassbinder"
tattoo, steps forward.
Hey, I'm Petie, remember me,
"the trailer trash"? I'll be
your driver. I'll take you
anywhere... anywhere but home!!
(Laughs evilly as he
From behind a curtain, covering a room of lab and
editing equipment comes DINAH, now dressed in
alarming vintage fashion outfit that shows off her
shapely but purposely hairy legs. "Sam Fuller" is
tattooed on her back. She wheels a TV set and VCR
mounted on wheels framed by little velvet curtain.
(Snarling to HONEY)
I'm Dinah, Cecil's prod»cer
and I do everything! I've
been knocking down box office
money from every big Hollywood
hit for years to pay for this
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equipment. You fuck with me, sister,
and you're DEAD!
(Smugly to CECIL)
We made the news...
CECIL nods to DINAH to turn on the VCR to show clip
taped from TV.
. So once again, our top story.
Sylvia Mallory, the fifty-two
year old chairwoman of the
Maryland Heart Fund died tonight
at Union Memorial Hospital
following an on stage heart
attack she suffered in the middle
of Honey Whitlock's kidnapping at
tonight's Baltimore movie
SPROCKET HOLES stare in amazement at TV screen, the
enormity of their act barely sinking in.
.the teenage gang of cinema
terrorists who apparently
infiltrated the staff of the
Senator Theater are now eligible
for the death penalty in the
State of Maryland...
CECIL nods to DINAH to turn it off, which she does.
SPROCKET HOLES gulp and look to their leader for
CECIL steps forward, getting right in HONEY's
Miss Whitlock, we're going to
make our first film and NOBODY'S
going to stop us. Lots of kids
dream of making a movie...
SPROCKET HOLES smile in brain-washed enthusiasm.
.but only the ones willing
to dia for it succeed.
HONEY looks into CECIL's face and lets out a sob of
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55. Fade in to EXTERIOR "SPROCKET HOUSE." Next morning. 55.
We hear HONEY letting out a fresh cry of agony.
56. INTERIOR "SPROCKET HOUSE" - "HAIR AND MAKEUP," 56.
a dilapidated section of the loft filled with broken
mirrors, beat up barber chairs, filthy hair driers
and mangy beauty supplies.
HONEY, tied to a barber chair, still dressed in her
raggedy premiere gown, moans in pain as RODNEY, in
scary rubber fetish outfit, sadistically
applies the final batch of double strength bleach to
HONEY's already shockingly blond hair.
RAVEN, wearing another "witchy" black robe and 666
earrings, finishes up HONEY's overly-theatrical
Owwww! Please! I don't
want to be blond!
You're going right off the deep
end of the Clairol color chart!
RODNEY squirts on more dye.
It's burning my scalp!
Ow! Ow! Ow!
Beauty comes from agony! Everyone
I haven't had this much fun since
my last livestock mutilation...
RAVEN lunges towards HONEY's eyebrows and painfully
tweezes out a hair.
Oh God! That really hurt!
"In the House of Pain, there
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are 10,000 shrines."
Allistair Crowley said that.
Let's wash it out!
RODNEY yanks HONEY's head back as RAVEN pours
scalding water over her head.
(Screams in pain,
Oh God, please!
Let me go! I won't tell
anybody about your little movie.
Suddenly CECIL enters dressed to the nines in another
lunatic "movie director" outfit. He is accompanied by
DINAH, who is even more severely dressed in thrift-shop
couture, carrying a clip board and a stop watch.
(Horrified to see him)
.I mean... not little. . .10w
budget. . .you know, cult.
Good morning, Miss Whitlock.
Know your lines?
Please...Mr. DeMento? Is that
You have the wrong star for
Nonsense, Miss Whitlock...
I wrote the part just for you...
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(Hearing helicopter noise
outside, and smiling)
.and the whole world is watching...
(Ignoring passing police
Even your agent can't help you now!
YOU'RE WANTED IN WARDROBE!
57. INTERIOR SPROCKET HOUSE - "WARDROBE." A cluttered 57.
work area with piles of stolen clothes spread out in
disarray. Insane fashion sketches of HONEY throwing
bombs, firing guns, dressed in terrorist-inspired haute
couture are tacked to the wall.
FIDGET is vainly trying to rip off security device still
attached to fake leopard military jacket. First he
tries pulling it off with his teeth, then hits it with a
hammer to no avail.
I HATE THESE FUCKING THINGS!
CECIL enters with HONEY as RODNEY and RAVEN follow,
continuing torturing HONEY by blow-drying her hair
with malfunctioning, smoking hair dryer and curling her
eyelashes with rusty curlers.
Ah Fidget. Fidget, my little
(Not missing a beat,
Please take off your clothes.
58. INTERIOR SPROCKET HOUSE. Equipment area, next to 58.
PAM is changing the film in her changing bag between her
legs. She hears FIDGET and looks up excitedly.
CHARDONNAY takes off her earphones and nods to LEWIS who
is finishing up painting a van to look like a FEDEX
delivery truck. All quickly exit.
59. INTERIOR SPROCKET HOUSE - "WARDROBE"
RODNEY, RAVEN, and FIDGET leer at HONEY who looks to
CECIL in horror when she realizes there will be no
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Do I have a trailer? ...I mean,
is there a dressing room...?
DINAH leans over set wall from above and watches
with open lesbian lust.
Miss Whitlock, we're an a schedule...
60. INTERIOR SPROCKET HOUSE - "EQUIPMENT AREA" 60.
LEWIS, CHARDONNAY, and PAM run to peepholes cut in
"Wardrobe" walls and watch HONEY voyeuristically from
the other side.
61. INTERIOR SPROCKET HOUSE - "WARDROBE"
HONEY sees eyeballs staring through peepholes and
looks to CECIL in sexual fear.
(To HONEY, ever the
Don't worry, they're not
allowed any form of sexual release.:.
HONEY nervously starts to unzip her gown.
SPROCKET HOLES let out an involuntary sexual moan.
The Screen Actors Guild will
hear about this and I mean it!
HONEY lets gown fall to floor and steps out of it.
She is wearing beautiful lingerie.
(Starts reaching into his
Excuse me, ma'am.
(Starts playing pocket pool)
RODNEY moans in sexual frustration as HONEY begins
getting dressed in FIDGET's costume.
DINAH pants from above as HONEY slips on tight
LEWIS, CHARDONNAY, and PAM watch from peepholes,
breathing hard and moaning as HONEY slips into jacket.
PETIE appears and jealously catches RODNEY trying to
peek down the front of HONEY's jacket. RODNEY looks
FIDGET whacks and "creates," lewdly "styling" HONEY's
outfit. He then wheels full-length mirror to HONEY and
signals to CECIL she is ready.
HONEY sees her transformation into terrorist glamour
girl for the first time.
Oh, God, I look terrible!
(Breaks into sobs)
CECIL and SPROCKET HOLES applaud triumphantly.
(Suddenly all business)
Alright, LET'S LOCK IT UP!
62 INTERIOR SPROCKET HOUSE. SOUND STAGE. 62
CECIL leads HONEY to set, past equipment and lights as
SPROCKET HOLES scurry to position, adjusting lights,
setting up camera, readying props.
This is Sprocket House,
Miss Whitlock, think of it
as your studio.
They arrive at the amazingly inventive exterior set of
"RITZ CINEMA," a tiny guilded movie palace gone to seed.
Marquee reads: PASOLINI FESTIVAL.
HONEY stares dumbfounded.
Can't you say good morning to
Lewis? He worked hard on this
set with a budget of zero.
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All these materials were stolen
from city-owned construction
sites...just for you! We're
gonna have a hit, Miss Whitlock!
Our picture is called "Raving
Beauty." You play the insane
owner of a failed art theater
who along with her film fanatic
boyfriend Lyle. . .Lyle come on over...
LYLE enters dressed in hepcat 70's junkie splendor
.and her violence prone
CHERISH enters in eye-popping "super model goes bad"
look as HONEY's eyes light up in horror.
.Together, the three of you vow
to start a revolution to destroy
I cannot make this movie!
DINAH quickly hands CECIL a stun-gun.
You dare to tell Cecil B.
DeMented you refuse!
I'm too young to play her mother!
I know how cid you are...
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(Trying to change the subject)
It doesn't feel right... I'm just
(Advancing on her with
How's this for motivation? Huh?
CECIL zaps her painfully with the stun gun.
HONEY twitches in agony and lets out a painful
There are no creative differences on
a Cecil B. DeMented set, Miss Whitlock.
Got that? One day you'll thank me for
saving you from your bad career.
(To LYLE and CHERISH)
Alright, walk-through rehearsal.
DINAH slams the open, hand-written, fetishistically-
covered script into HONEY's hands.
CHERISH takes her place in cashier's booth as DINAH
drags HONEY inside theater door with LYLE to wait
for her cue.
LYLE takes out vial of drugs.
Want some Ecstasy?
HONEY shakes her head negatively in helpless horror.
LYLE shrugs his shoulders and happily pops the pill
into his mouth.
CECIL moves around stage, making cliche director's
frame with his hands as PAM and CHARDONNAY rehearse
camera and sound moves behind him.
All the camera equipment has "UNIV OF MD" stenciled
on it that has been scratched out half-heartedly.
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(Entering in character)
Hey, Cherish, it's 8:00. Am
I supposed to get this show
on the screen or what!?
(In character, pissed)
I didn't sell one ticket, Lyle.
Pasolini's playing and we
have an empty theater?!
DINAH pushes HONEY on stage.
(Reading lines in a monotone)
It's that fucking new multiplex
that opened in the mall, isn't it?
CECIL's face turns to stone as the rest of the
SPROCKET HOLES watch, shocked at HONEY's wooden
I heard they were sold out
last night, Mom!
Not for "THE FLINTSTONES"!?
CECIL starts banging his head painfully on cement
wall to show his displeasure at HONEY's reading.
(Still in a monotone)
Somebody's gotta pay for
HONEY looks out and sees SPROCKET HOLES aping
CECIL's self-destructive review of her reading;
DINAH slaps her own face, LEWIS staples his own
leg; RODNEY jams the sharp end of a rat-tail comb
in his ear.
This title will be replaced by a more recent
critically panned big film hit we can get the
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From the empty seats of every
good movie theater in America..
PETIE fellates his own gun, RAVEN closes eyelash
curler on her tongue.
. We will rise up to take
back the screen...
FIDGET sticks a sewing needle under his fingernail.
(Just trying to finish)
Death to those who support
(Banging his head on wall
SEE THE PAIN YOUR PERFORMANCE
IS CAUSING ME!!?
Alright! Stop it! Please stop
it! I'LL DO THE SCENE! FILM IT!
JUST GET IT OVER WITH!
CECIL immediately stops banging his head and
SPROCKET HOLES return to normal.
LYLE, CHERISH and HONEY return to start position as
the rest of SPROCKET HOLES get ready to film.
(Holds up marker)
(Spinning sound boom
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DINAH marks the take.
(Entering in character)
Hey, Cherish, it's 8:00. Am I
supposed to get this show on
the screen or what?
I didn't sell one ticket, Lyle.
Pasolini's playing and we have
an empty theater?
HONEY enters and does the lines convincingly.
It's that fucking new multiplex
that opened in the mall, isn't it?
CECIL's eyes light up in happiness at HONEY's
I heard they were sold out
last night, Mom.
Not for "THE FLINTSTONES"?!
(Getting even better)
Somebody's gotta pay for
CECIL silently mouths the dialogue along with HONEY.
From the empty movie seats of
every good movie theater in
America, we will rise to take
back the screen!
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The SPROCKET HOLES watch in awe.
Death to those who support
CUT and PRINT!
CECIL and SPROCKET HOLES burst into applause.
That's more like it, Miss Whitlock!
CHERISH gives HONEY a suddenly jealous look.
(Feeling her oats)
To be frank, Cecil, I would
never do this picture in my
real film life. The whole
message is stupid - ask theater
owners in any country and they'll
tell you. Hollywood makes the
best films in the world and I'm
proud to be part of that system.
(Suddenly the dictator again)
Let's move on!
What? No coverage?
The first take is the only
But you can't cut the film
with only a master!
There are no rules in outlaw
cinema, Miss Whitlock, only
edges. We believe technique
to be nothing more than failed
style. You see, I've had a vision...
All the SPROCKET HOLES smile like film zombies to
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.and that vision is called
"ultimate reality." The rest
of our film is shot in real
life, with real people ... . and
yes, with real terror.
63. Flip wipe to EXTERIOR SPROCKET HOUSE. Industrial 63.
doors swing open and freshly painted phony FEDEX
truck comes speeding out.
HONEY (VOICE OVER)
Please, no! Let's go back!
I hate location work!
64. INTERIOR FEDEX VAN as it drives through downtown 64.
streets and enters Jones Falls Expressway.
PETIE is behind the wheel as LYLE and CHERISH study
their lines in hand-written "Raving Beauty" script.
CECIL hurriedly flips through TIME Magazine until he
finds the article he wants. RODNEY and RAVEN
torture HONEY with their constant touchups as PAM,
CHARDONNAY, DINAH and FIDGET crowd in the back of
van with equipment and guns as LEWIS reads a copy of
I see a fucking root already!
He lunges to HONEY's scalp with hair dye applicator
Owwww! Please, Cecil. I'm a
much better actress in the studio...
That's not what TIME Magazine
has to say.
"Miss Whitlock seems a little
ill at ease and past her prime
to carry a picture by herself,
especially one as sappy and
overproduced as "Some Kind Of
TIME Magazine said that?
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Your picture's gonna lose
thirty million dollars.
Can I ask you a question?
Did you ever fuck Mel Gibson?
(Ignoring both PETIE and LEWIS)
Cecil, give yourself up!
It's not too late...
Our film goes into profit the
day we sell the first ticket!
(To HONEY, again)
How big is his dick, anyway?
(Still to CECIL, refusing to
acknowledge PETIE or LEWIS)
Come to Hollywood with me and I promise
I'll get you a job as a production
assistant on a real Hollywood movie.
TELL ME ABOUT MEL GIBSON'S
DICK AND BALLS!
65. EXTERIOR TIMONIUM CINEMA. Suburban chain theater 65.
in mall. "FLINTSTONES" is playing in both theaters.
FEDEX van pulls up out front and stops.
66. INTERIOR FEDEX VAN. 66.
SPROCKET HOLES have guns drawn and equipment ready
and are ready to begin "location shooting."
.and remember there are no
bad takes in a Cecil B. DeMented
picture - just keep the scene going
(To HONEY, getting ready
to take a large capsule)
I never took this much acid
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before, so if I forget my lines,
Honey, cue me!
(Primping with FIDGET'S help,
Do my tits look OK? They're
bigger than yours, you know.
Cecil, please don't make me do
Your Hollywood system stole our
sex and co-opted our violence so
there's nothing left for our kind
of movies... except this!
67. EXTERIOR TIMONIUM CINEMA. 67.
PAM and CHARDONNAY leap from the van with their
equipment followed by DINAH who holds marker up
before van door.
DINAH marks the take.
68. INTERIOR VAN. 68.
HONEY, LYLE and CHERISH prepare to leap out of van.
69. EXTERIOR TIMONIUM CINEMA. 69.
LYLE and CHERISH leap from van with guns drawn.
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LYLE and CHERISH
(Chanting in character)
SABOTAGE THE CINEMA! TAKE BACK
HONEY leaps out with gun drawn.
(In character, chanting)
VANDALIZE THE MOVIES! GIVE
BACK THE DREAM!
(Suddenly out of character)
This is sQ stupid...
CECIL leaps from van followed by SPROCKET HOLES
(Aiming his gun at HONEY,
Say the lines the way they're
HONEY, terrified, immediately jumps back into
(Yelling to BOX OFFICE LADY
in ticket booth)
How dare you play this rotten movie?!
PAM pans the camera to BOX OFFICE LADY whose eyes light
up in fear at seeing the "actors" in their terrorist
BOX OFFICE LADY
Oh my God, it's Honey Whitlock!
(Yelling to "actors" into
I SAID ACTION!
LYLE and CHERISH grab HONEY and they run toward BOX
(To BOX OFFICE LADY)
$7.50 for this piece of shit?!
BOX OFFICE LADY screams and locks herself inside as
HONEY spray-paints S-H-I-T across box office glass.
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Macho TICKET TAKER kid comes running out.
Hey you! You got a problem?
(For the camera)
FEEL THE PAIN OF UNDERGROUND
THE KICK OF OUTLAW CINEMA!
(Kicks TICKET TAKER in balls)
(To HONEY, breaking out
WOW! I'm peaking!
RODNEY, RAVEN and FIDGET run to HONEY and touch her
up and adjust costume whenever she's off camera.
70. INTERIOR LOBBY TIMONIUM THEATER. 70.
CECIL runs in front door followed by PAM and
CHARDONNAY, carrying old-fashioned "sun-gun" lights,
and still filming and recording the sound.
CANDY COUNTER GIRLS look up in fear.
I am Cecil B. DeMented and you're
in my movie! Look in the camera
and ruin a take and you're both dead!
CANDY COUNTER GIRLS get nervy, eager to be in any
CANDY COUNTER GIRL A
(Excited, to CECIL)
Do you know Quentin Tarrantino?
CANDY COUNTER GIRL B
We love his movies.
NO AD LIBBING!
(Fires gun in air)
HONEY enters in full character, pointing guns at
CANDY COUNTER GIRLS.
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(To CANDY COUNTER GIRLS)
THREE DOLLARS FOR A FUCKING
CANDY COUNTER GIRLS scream in real fear.
DINAH and LEWIS enter on exit side of front doors
and guard the "set."
LYLE and CHERISH enter in character with their guns
LYLE grabs an over-sized cup from behind counter.
You call THAT a SMALL??!!
(Tasting a handful of popcorn)
THIS IS STILL POPPED IN
COCONUT OIL, ISN'T IT?!!
CHERISH blasts popcorn machine with gun.
THEATER MANAGER comes running down from office.
(Walking right into
Hey, what's the trouble here!?
CHERISH glares at a large marketing booth filled
with items for sale in lobby.
NOBODY NEEDS THIS GARBAGE!
She overturns the booth and items crash to the
We are the ultimate bad review!
(Nervous, trying to back away)
Please ...I didn't make this
movie ... . I'm just the manager...
CHARDONNAY knocks him out cold with one smack of her
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71. INTERIOR TIMONIUM THEATER. 71.
Horribly unfunny scene from "THE FLINTSTONES" is
seen on screen.
Packed AUDIENCE howls in laughter.
Doors to lobby fly open and CECIL and his CAST and CREW
come running in, tying handkerchiefs around their noses
and mouths and filming the action. CECIL fires his gun
in air. AUDIENCE turns around in confusion.
(Hissing to HONEY)
Say the lines!
(To AUDIENCE, ferociously
You don't have to like this movie!
(Taking out a stink bomb)
YOU'RE A VICTIM OF ADVERTISING!
(Lighting another stink bomb)
THIS FILM STINKS AND YOU KNOW IT!
LYLE, CHERISH and HONEY lob stink bombs into AUDIENCE.
AUDIENCE screams in panic as stink bombs go off, and
tries to run to exits, holding their noses and
gagging as PAM and CHARDONNAY record their every
CECIL smiles in directorial lunacy as one TICKET
BUYER vomits right in front of PAM's camera.
(To HONEY and SPROCKET HOLES)
WRAP IT UP AND RUN!
CECIL, his "cast and crew" take off, chanting their
72. Fade in to EXTERIOR SPROCKET HOUSE. NIGHT. 72.
We hear a cool rap song on soundtrack called
"NO BUDGET." ("When we say action, we mean action,
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nobody's putting us in turnaround")
73. INTERIOR SPROCKET HOUSE. 73.
Wild "Dailies" party is in progress. LYLE is
smoking crack and showing developed footage from
that day's shoot on the wall of the warehouse as he
dances lewdly with himself in place.
LEWIS watches the "dailies" as he DJ's from turntables in
booth while CHARDONNAY sexily raps the outlaw-film
call-to-arms we hear on the soundtrack.
PETIE and RODNEY torridly go-go dance on separate
tables as PAM and DINAH writhe sexily to the beat on
the dance floor.
CECIL and CHERISH watch the gritty film rushes atop
CECIL's bizarrely decored crane that doubles as their
love nest. CECIL is frantically trying to write his
script but CHERISH is pawing him, turned on by seeing
herself on film.
Come on, Cecil, I want a little
"action" of my own!
(Gently pushing her away)
I'm trying to write, Cherish!
HONEY, looking more relaxed, with only one leg cuffed to
director's chair, watches herself on film in the arty,
grainy, but very striking footage.
RAVEN does a "devil dance" with herself and
ritualistically drinks from a skull head.
Goat urine, want some?
It's a Satan thing!
(Glancing at HONEY on film)
You're really good in our movie!
HONEY beams at compliment, catches herself, and smiles
weakly back at RAVEN as FIDGET approaches with a martini
on a tray for HONEY.
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Oh, craft service. Thank you,
Fidget, but I never
drink when I'm working but
you're very kind. Do your parents
know where you are tonight?
They're probably mad...
Don't you think you ought
to call them...?
Cecil says our parents are
the enemies of film...
You know that's nonsense!
Go ahead, call them up. I bet
they miss you...
LYLE ruins everything by staggering over, scarily
Hey Honey, want some crack?
I most certainly do NOT, Lyle.
I can't believe you'd be a drug
addict in the 90's - it's so retro.
Before I was a drug addict, I had
so many different problems, Honey.
Now I just have one - drugs. It
gave my life a real focus.
Cut to CECIL on crane with CHERISH as they hornily
watch CHERISH on film.
(Suddenly riding CECIL's leg)
How can you see me on film and
not want to fuck me?!
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(Moaning in sexual frustration)
I S-Q want to fuck you, Cherish, but
you know I can't...
All my directors fuck me!
(Suddenly back in control)
I'm not "all your directors," Cherish.
I'M CECIL B. DEMENTED, THE ULTIMATE
LYLE begins projecting the dailies on the writhing
bodies of the sexually frustrated SPROCKET HOLES.
(Grabbing microphone and
addressing his followers)
SOLDIERS OF CINEMA, save your
sexual energy for the silver screen...
SPROCKET HOLES break apart and look up to CECIL.
Our footage is stronger than
CHERISH licks CECIL's tattoo.
.creepier and darker than
LEWIS scratches a sexual note in the music as he
lusts towards CHARDONNAY who sings out a torrid
.more exploitative than
Herschel Gordon Lewis.
LYLE humps the projector, out of his mind.
.and more violent than
DINAH writhes in horniness, pulls her pistol and fires
at "The Films of David Lean" coffee table book she uses
as a target.
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We will rise above our raging
hormones to a new level of
Cut to FIDGET sneakily dialing parents on phone as
HONEY nods her support.
. Do whatever it takes to
avoid sexual release! Get as
drunk as Sam Peckinpah...
PAM guzzles whisky.
As high as Rainer Werner
LYLE sniffs fumes from an aerosol can of metallic
But stay celibate for celluloid!
Cut back to FIDGET on phone. We see his suburban
MOM answer on split screen.
Mom, it's me, Fidget.
Oh God, where are you, Fidget?
Are you okay?
I'm fine. The movie's going
Going great? Fidget... you're
wanted for murder!
Cut back to CECIL whc is building to a climax of
- 50 -
.Feel the black humor of
RODNEY dances a wild S&M step and tries to look
PETIE in the eyes.
.the satanic fury of Kenneth
RAVEN, possessed by the devil, rolls her eyes back
in devil horniness.
.the racial tension of Spike Lee...
CHARDONNAY lets out a soulful wail as she dances in
(Spotting FIDGET on the
phone and giving him the
.and the unashamed exhibitionism
of William Castle!
FIDGET freezes and looks down at William Castle's name
tattooed on his arm.
(Still on phone)
Hello? Fidget, talk to me!
Hello? We'll come and get
you! Tell us where you are!
FIDGET hangs up phone and starts playing pocket pool
HONEY sighs and shakes her head in disappointment.
(Sneaking a peak at "Vibe
Magazine" before blurting
out to CECIL)
If we can't have sex, can't
we at least make money?
(Scared, but giving it
her best shot)
Yeah, Lewis thinks I could
have a hit record!
- 51 -
NO, NO, NO, SPROCKET HOLES!
I'm a prophet against profit!
And you should refuse to sully
your artistic vision with
(Wide-eyed, to all)
SPROCKET HOLES, BE STRONG!
AND JOIN ME IN PRAYER!
LEWIS and CHARDONNAY give up quickly and join the
other SPROCKET HOLES as they fall to their knees in
HONEY signals to FIDGET she's changed her mind -
she'll have the martini after all.
Oh, Andy Warhol, we worship
you from the new cinema
Oh, Andy Warhol, we worship
you from the new cinema
HONEY guzzles down the martini.
CHERISH prays the hardest, still sexually aroused.
.help us to use our sexual
frustrations as you did for
the future of outlaw film!
SAY IT SPROCKET HOLES!
HONEY watches, a little tipsy.
CELIBATE FOR CELLULOID!
SAY IT AGAIN LOUDER!
HONEY absentmindedly joins in as she stares at
herself in rushes looking quite stellar as,CHERISH
eyes her jealously.
CELIBATE FOR CELLULOID.
- 52 -
74. Slow Fade-in to EXTERIOR SPROCKET HOUSE.SUNRISE. 74.
75. Cut to INTERIOR SPROCKET HOUSE. 75.
SPROCKET HOLES are passed out all over loft,
surrounded by rotting junk food, empty liquor
bottles and last night's party debris.
CECIL and CHERISH lie asleep twisted and entwined in
the sheets, tortured by their erotic dreams.
Suddenly, one of CECIL's bloodshot eyes open and
he lurches for the microphone.
(In a booming voice to
all the SPROCKET HOLES
Hey kids! Wake up! Let's make
a mother-fucking movie!
He hits hideously loud alarm button.
SPROCKET HOLES leap to their feet and stagger into
76. INTERIOR SPROCKET HOUSE. HONEY'S DRESSING ROOM. 76.
Before she can barely open her eyes, HONEY sees
RODNEY and RAVEN rushing towards her, their
instruments of beauty torture ready.
(Glaring at HONEY's hair)
I see that fucking brown color...
Please Rodney, those aren't roots
- they're scabs on my scalp from
the dye and they're raw!
RODNEY sadistically squirts her roots with dye as
HONEY lets out a cry of agony.
Just close your eyes and think
of the films of George Cukor.
RAVEN tweezes HONEY'S eyebrows painfully as RODNEY
continues to torture her hair.
- 53 -
OWWWW!! Please... please...
(Trying a new tactic)
Raven, you're a pretty girl,
you could escape this madness...
Escape to what, Honey?
My father is a Zo-Zo, the
three-headed guard dog at the
gate of hell!
Well ...I'm sorry to hear that...
And one day I'm gonna commit
revolutionary suicide for celluloid...
Don't say that, Raven! Tell her,
Rodney - no movie is worth dying for!
RODNEY blasts HONEY's hair with his fiery
malfunctioning drier as she cries out in pain.
OWWWW! Rodney, why do you want
to hurt me? Gay men are supposed
to be gentle...
(Begins teasing HONEY's hair)
That's just it, Honey! I'm not
gay. I'm straight and I fucking
hate it! Petie loves me but I
can't love him back! I've tried!
I kiss him and all I feel is beard.
I CAN'T TAKE THAT CERTAIN THICKNESS
IN HIS PANTS!
I'm so ashamed of my heterosexuality!
Oh, it's alright, Rodney.
(Suddenly snapping back
- 54 -
That's why some days I gotta
(Starts brushing out HONEY's
teased hair brutally)
It's not Honey's fault.
Make them pay for me thinking
RODNEY rips out a clump of HONEY'S teased hair with
Oh God, stop...
No one chooses to be
heterosexual. Honey knows
(In a rage)
I'M STRAIGHT! AND I HATE!
SO JUST GET USED TO IT,
He blasts the blow drier on finished hairdo and
flames singe her neck.
CECIL enters, now dressed in an even more elaborate
Cecil B. DeMille-inspired movie director outfit.
PETIE, acting as bodyguard, leers at RODNEY who lets
out one final sob of frustration as DINAH, changed
into another alarming retro fashion number wheels in
her portable TV monitor and VCR.
Good morning, Miss Whitlock.
Cecil, I want to go back to
- 55 -
Whatever for? Your old career
is over. . .but your comeback
has just begun...
CECIL nods to DINAH to start tape and we see a
TEENAGE BOY on news in front of vandalized Timonium
.I was in the audience when
they attacked and I'll tell
you. . .Honey Whitlock was awesome!
HONEY looks in confusion to CECIL who smiles proudly
back. Tape jumps to a different news show showing
TEEN GIRL, wearing a handmade "CECIL RULES" T-shirt.
She stands out front of the popular local art house,
The Charles Theater.
I think Honey Whitlock is right
- most films suck and it's time
somebody did something about it...
HONEY catches herself half smiling at the favorable
Tape cuts to TIMONIUM THEATER MANAGER, his head now
.Nobody forced her to be in
that movie, I could see that,
but she was damn good! Scarier
than hell, if you ask me! She
looked different from her other
films, too...I don't know...
HONEY's face lights up but CECIL quickly brings her
down to earth.
There are still some people
who don't understand our work...
DINAH zaps on TV and we see MIDDLE-AGED MAN in suit
behind podium at press conference. Subtitle
identifies him as "MARYLAND FILM COMMISSIONER."
And this is live!
- 56 -
SPROCKET HOLES watch in suspicion.
Cecil B. DeMented, the Maryland
Film Commission refuses to be
intimidated by your pathetic
gang of cinematic misfits...
SPROCKET HOLES let out a howl of disgust as HONEY
77. Cut to "PRIDE OF BALTIMORE," a tall tourist 77.
attraction docked in the Inner Harbor, the popular
retail area on the water near the Convention Center.
The "Hollywood Oyster Bash" is in progress as FILM
COMMISSIONER continues his speech.
.That's why we're here today
on "The Pride of Baltimore" to
celebrate location shooting in
Maryland with many of the brave
production and studio heads from
out of state who also say NO to
78. INTERIOR SPROCKET HOUSE. 78.
HONEY gulps in a new found fear as she sees the rage
building on CECIL'S twisted face.
SPROCKET HOLES gather around him in militant
.And this time somebody
might have to die!
79. Wipe to EXTERIOR SPROCKET HOUSE. 79.
Doors swing open and CECIL's speeding van, driven
by PETIE and now hurriedly painted over to resemble
UTZ Potato Chips delivery vehicle, flies out and
careens around the corner.
80. INTERIOR VAN. 80.
- 57 -
CECIL is hastily re-writing his script in long-hand
and as soon as he finishes a page, DINAH snatches it
and passes it out to HONEY, LYLE and CHERISH who are
now dressed in FIDGET'S newest terrorist costumes.
The rest of the SPROCKET HOLES, dressed in caterer's
outfits, huddle in the back of the van preparing the
film equipment. RODNEY and RAVEN, as always, touch
(Finishing up last page
of script, to HONEY, LYLE
OK, in this scene you guys are
the avenging angels of
We'll let these fat cat
Yeah, that Maryland is not
safe for their kind of movies!
Cherish, this is America. They
have the freedom to make bad
films if they so desire...
Not anymore they don't!
(Suddenly testy, to HONEY)
You think just 'cause you
made "real" movies that you're
better than me, don't you?
Do you know w I became a
SPROCKET HOLES groan, they've heard it before.
Cherish has recovered memory.
- 58 -
When I was ten years old my
entire family fucked me under
the Christmas tree...
I'm.. . so sorry.
I guess you are. "Jingle
Balls, Jingle Balls," my stupid
brother started singing. You
think that's funny?
No...not at all.
It's all behind you now, Cherish.
(Looking out window)
.and we're makin' movies!
81. PRIDE OF BALTIMORE. 81.
GUESTS drink champagne, hob-nob with Hollywood types
and suck down oysters. FILM COMMISSIONER is still
Ask anyone who's shot their film
in Maryland! We have the exact
location you need for your next
82. EXTERIOR PRIDE OF BALTIMORE. 82.
SPROCKET HOLES disguised as caterers hop out of UTZ
Potato chip truck with film equipment hidden in
catering boxes and rush aboard ship past SECURITY
On other side of van exit LYLE, CHERISH and HONEY as
CECIL leads them towards abandoned pier building
next to ship.
(Continuing her story)
"Fuck her!" yelled my grandmother.
- 59 -
How would you like that if it
happened to you?!
It's ok, Cherish. This way..
Hey Honey, nervous? Wanna
try some "Special K"?
I'm working, Lyle!
83. INTERIOR ABANDONED PIER BUILDING. 83.
CECIL, HONEY, LYLE and CHERISH rush in.
"Human pile," screamed my
grandfather as they all jumped
on! Do you know what a human
CECIL leads them up rickety steps to second floor
I. .I can figure it out...
84. "PRIDE OF BALTIMORE" DECK. 84.
GUESTS suck down oysters in graphic montage.
.From mountains to beaches...
small towns to urban settings...
OYSTER SHUCKER goes to get more oysters in kitchen
and DINAH jumps him from behind holding a shucker to
.The Maryland Film Commission
pledges to work with state and
A WAITER opens closet door and PAM punches him in
- 60 -
the mouth, picks up a tray of oysters and starts
. to make your shoot here in
PRODUCERS and STUDIO EXECS suck down oysters from
.as inexpensive and trouble
free as possible!
CHARDONNAY hits WAITRESS over head with boom pole
and grabs another tray of oysters.
That's why we call Baltimore
"The Hollywood of the East"!
PRODUCERS and STUDIO EXECS applaud as FILM
COMMISSIONER takes his seat.
85. INTERIOR SECOND FLOOR, ABANDONED PIER BUILDING. 85.
A large window overlooks Film Commission party
CECIL, HONEY, CHERISH and LYLE climb out of trap
(Climaxing her tirade
MY FATHER SAT ON MY FACE AS
HE OPENED HIS CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!
Oh, really! Are you sure this stuff
(In a sudden rage)
YES IT REALLY HAPPENED! "OH
SANTA WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME?"
BUT £iE. DOESN'T BELIEVE ME!
I. .I believe you.
- 61 -
Shut up, Cherish. I've told you.
THAT'S ALL OVER WITH! SAVE YOUR
RAGE AND USE IT IN THE CINEMA!
CHERISH suddenly quiets down in fear.
Now Honey...I want you to do a
little stunt for this scene...
A simple little stunt.
It doesn't say anything
about a stunt in your rewrite.
HONEY looks down to PAM, and sees PAM putting
gaffer's tape mark on deck of ship.
86. "PRIDE OF BALTIMORE" DECK. 86.
PAM, wearing earphones, looks up at CECIL and HONEY
in window and nods gravely.
Another CATERER looks quizzically at PAM, not
recognizing her. He then sees DINAH shucking
oysters and realizes something is wrong. He spots a
mobile phone on table.
87. Cut back to INTERIOR SECOND FLOOR ABANDONED PIER. 87.
That's your mark. When you
hear "Action," jump through
the window, and land facing
- 62 -
But Cecil, surely you realize
I could be injured...
Suffer for celluloid!
Maybe with an air bag or some
kind of safety precaution...
Just call me irresponsible...
(Snorts a line of Special K)
Outlaw cinema has no limits!
(Smiling, to HONEY)
Prove yourself, Honey.
HONEY spots a marine police boat quickly darting
behind "Pride of Baltimore," filled with MARINE
(Realizing this could be
her only chance)
Alright, Cecil. I'm a professional...
Roll the camera.
(Hissing excitedly to
CHERISH and LYLE, and handing
Places, you fools!
CHERISH and LYLE rush to scurry back down steps.
CECIL hands HONEY a grenade and a gun.
Don't worry, they're just props.
After your first line, throw the
grenade at the Film Commission.
Nobody will get hurt.
But there are bullets in
- 63 -
Blanks ...trust me Honey.
Lock it up!
88. "PRIDE OF BALTIMORE" 88.
PETIE and LEWIS jump SECURITY GUARDS guarding
gang-planks to party.
RODNEY and RAVEN, clutching their beauty supplies in
their teeth like pirates, climb up rope ladders on
side of ship and peer aboard.
89. "PRIDE OF BALTIMORE" DECK. 89.
PAM and CHARDONNAY put down serving trays and pull
out camera and sound equipment.
DINAH throws down shucking knife and takes out
clapboard from under oyster bar.
90. INTERIOR SECOND FLOOR ABANDONED PIER. 90.
HONEY is practicing and trying to get up her nerve.
She runs to window, stops, goes back and runs up
again, getting her rhythm.
91. "PRIDE OF BALTIMORE" DECK. 91.
DINAH marks the take.
PARTY GUESTS fix their hair, smile, thinking they
are in a promotional film.
92. INTERIOR SECOND FLOOR ABANDONED PIER. 92.
(Lovingly, to HONEY)
I kidnapped the right star,
HONEY smiles weakly.
- 64 -
HONEY runs and jumps through window.
93. DECK OF "PRIDE OF BALTIMORE." 93.
HONEY comes crashing down in a hail of broken glass
and lands directly on her mark holding her grenade.
PARTY GUESTS scream in panic and try to escape but
PETIE, DINAH, FIDGET and LEWIS block every exit with
HONEY, bleeding from tiny cuts looks up to CECIL'S
directorial glare and realizes she is supposed to
(In character, to table full
of terrified producers headed
by Film Commissioner)
Which one of you assholes
insulted our movie?!
(To FILM COMMISSIONER)
WAS IT YOU?!!
No...please...I was only
following studio orders.
HONEY throws what she thinks is her "prop" grenade.
The FILM COMMISSIONER dives out of the way and it
HONEY, horrified that the "effect" was real looks up
to CECIL but he has vanished.
Suddenly CECIL enters the ship "directing" through
ALL EXTRAS - keep eating the
oysters or you will be shot
(Shoving party guests
I SAID BACKGROUND ACTION!
- 65 -
Panicked party guests immediately slurp down oysters
in gastronomic detail for PAM'S camera.
CHERISH and LYLE, enter ship on cue in character,
with guns drawn.
(Grabbing PRODUCER B)
Didn't you produce that foreign
language hit that was remade
badly in English?
I had to. You know American
audiences won't watch subtitles!
LYLE overturns bar table, sending bottles crashing.
(Firing gun in air, pointing
it at STUDIO EXEC A)
Didn't you just greenlight another
new movie based on a video game?
STUDIO EXEC A
It wasn't my idea... I'm just a
vice president of creative affairs!
We see MARINE POLICE silently pulling up to "PRIDE
HONEY aims gun at PRODUCER C, terrified the gun is
as real as her grenade was.
No, please don't shoot me!
I don't even go to the movies...
MARINE POLICE suddenly open fire on SPROCKET HOLES.
RODNEY is instantly killed as he mixes HONEY'S hair
PETIE's face turns to stone at seeing his dead
HONEY screams, thinking she is being rescued as
RAVEN bravely tries to touch up her makeup.
- 66 -
HELP! IT'S ME! HONEY WHITLOCK!
(Furious, to HONEY)
NOBODY SAID CUT!
PETIE fires gun and kills COP who shot RODNEY.
PARTY GUESTS and STUDIO EXECS dive under tables or
LYLE is suddenly so stoned that he can't move.
Help me, Cherish. I'm stuck
in a K-hole and I can't get out!
CHERISH, firing her gun wildly, runs to LYLE and
manages to pull him "off set" as HONEY freezes in
terror deciding between her director or the POLICE.
CHARDONNAY fires her gun and accidentally blasts her
ears over earphone and lunges to turn down volume
control on her Nagra.
(Struggling to continue filming
while firing her gun)
HOLD STILL FOR FOCUS!
FIDGET plays pocket pool while firing away, hitting
a few COPS.
(To HONEY as he fires his gun)
FINISH THE FUCKING SCENE!
(Suddenly jumping back
BAD MOVIES MUST BE AVENGED!
HONEY fires gun at PRODUCER C.
PRODUCER C clutches his stomach and doubles over.
HONEY covers her mouth in real horror.
Instantly PRODUCER C recovers, realizing the bullet
was a blank.
- 67 -
CECIL smiles benevolently at HONEY.
(Dodging bullets, happy)
THAT'S A CUT!
CECIL is shot in the left shoulder by POLICE.
HONEY kisses RAVEN goodbye and makes a break for it
and runs towards MARINE POLICE.
DON'T SHOOT! I'm Honey Whitlock
and I've been kidnapped!
HONEY is shocked when the POLICE tackle her and
place her under arrest.
DINAH grabs FILM COMMISSIONER and uses him as a
human shield as she fires away, hitting several
NO! NO! WE'LL GO TO SUNDANCE
TOGETHER, I PROMISE!
CECIL, clutching his shoulder wound, looks up in
shock to see HONEY being dragged off ship in
handcuffs as POLICE read her her Miranda rights.
(In a star fit)
GET OFF ME! DON'T YOU KNOW
WHO I AM? I'LL HAVE YOU FIRED!
I'M AN OSCAR WINNER!
(Horrified to lose his star)
As HONEY is roughly shoved in back seat of cop car,
SPROCKET HOLES open fire and blast out back window.
(Fighting cops, looking
back to "set")
HELP ME CECIL! HELP!
Cop car pulls out: siren wailing.
.94 Cut to EASTERN AVENUE, main thoroughfare of EAST 94
Helicopter shot of speeding police car taking HONEY
- 68 -
to jail, speeding in and out of traffic.
95 INTERIOR COP CAR. 95.
HONEY is a wild animal, kicking, biting and
struggling with COPS.
ATTICA! RODNEY KING!
Suddenly we see the UTZ potato chips truck pull up
next to speeding cop car. PETIE is at the wheel.
Van door slides open and there are PAM and
CHARDONNAY aiming the film equipment as DINAH is
ready to mark the take.
SPROCKET HOLES, nursing their wounds, but still
obsessed, aim guns at cops.
COPS look over in total shock at CECIL, bleeding and
injured but ready to direct. They fumble for their
weapons while still battling HONEY.
DINAH marks the take.
It's your closeup, HONEY!
COPS fire at CECIL but PETIE swerves the van
expertly to make them a hard target. SPROCKET HOLES
shoot back but they are beginning to run out of
(Snapping into character)
LONG LIVE GUERILLA FILMMAKING!
(Ducking bullets but
- 69 -
CECIL fires and shoots out front tire of cop car.
96 EXTERIOR GRAND THEATER. 96.
Marquee reads "FAMILY FILMS ONLY - NO NC-17, X OR
R-RATED FILMS EVER SHOWN" followed by the title of
the Disney-esque current attraction.
Cop car careens into boxoffice booth of theater and
crashes into lobby as FAMILIES with CHILDREN scatter
CECIL leaps from the van with gun drawn and runs to
cop car as SPROCKET HOLES pile out of van.
97 INTERIOR GRAND LOBBY. 97.
Cop car is wrecked, smoke pours out of the engine.
Both COPS are bleeding and unconscious.
HONEY is injured but alive and struggles to climb
out of car handcuffed as RAVEN rushes to touch her
up and HONEY eagerly embraces her.
aiming gun in the air)
I AM CECIL B. DEMENTED, THE
ENEMY OF FAMILY FILMS!
He fires gun in air but he is out of ammunition.
FAMILIES jeer, refusing to be intimidated.
FAMILY MAN A
YOU COULDN'T DIRECT TRAFFIC, HACK!
FAMILY LADY B
GO BACK TO FILM SCHOOL, STUPID!
FAMILY BOY A
STRAIGHT TO VIDEO! THAT'S WHAT
DINAH shrugs that she, too, is out of bullets.
(Beginning to panic)
Film these fuckers, Pam.
- 70 -
FAMILY MAN A
We don't want to be in your
sick little movie!
FAMILY GIRL A
Yeah, pay us, cheapskate!
FAMILY LADY A
I I'm not anybody's extra!
FAMILY LADY A
I'm sick of violence!
FAMILY GIRL A
I HATE THE F-WORD!
(In character, trying to
keep the scene going)
YEAH? Well your movies bite the
FAMILIES start throwing their concession stand
candies at LYLE, CECIL and SPROCKET HOLES and
advance towards them.
WE WANT FRONTAL NUDITY!!
FAMILIES howl in anger, covering their children's
ears and continue forward in an angry mob.
(Beginning to retreat,
Keep the scene going!
FAMILY LADY A
YOU STINK HONEY WHITLOCK!
(Nervously to CECIL)
But Cecil...you didn't write
me any dialogue...
- 71 -
You're one of us now, you
know what to say!
FAMILY MAN B
I walk out of your films on
HONEY gets hit in the head with a Jujy Fruit.
(Suddenly snapping into
FAMILY IS JUST A DIRTY
WORD FOR CENSORSHIP!
FAMILIES' eyes light up in rage as they charge
CECIL, HONEY and SPROCKET HOLES, pelting them with
their concession candies.
Completely outnumbered, and out of ammunition, CECIL
realizes they had better run for their lives.
CUT! MOVING ON!
CECIL and SPROCKET HOLES take off with FAMILIES in
98. EXTERIOR "PATTERSON THEATER." Around the corner 98.
from the "Grand Theater."
Marquee announces "ADMISSION ONE DOLLAR ALL TIMES"
and lists three recent Jackie Chan film titles.
CECIL and his SPROCKET HOLES round the corner and
stop in happiness at seeing the theater. CECIL
smiles in relief and beckons his gang to follow as
FAMILIES gain on them in fury.
99. INTERIOR PATTERSON THEATER. 99.
Intense karate fight scene finale is on screen as packed
AUDIENCE of inner city ACTION FANS watch on the edge of their
seats, cheering their hero Jackie Chan.
Suddenly CECIL runs into front of theater through
fire door with HONEY and SPROCKET HOLES.
ACTION FANS! HELP US!
The entire audience of tough ACTION FANS leap to their
FAMILIES rush into theater and freeze in horror at
the sight of ACTION FANS.
As karate mayhem rages on screen, ACTION FANS attack
FAMILIES with karate chops and FAMILIES turn in their
tracks and run for their lives.
HONEY is mobbed by ACTION FANS who beg for
autographs. HONEY signs, confused but willing.
100. EXTERIOR PATTERSON THEATER. 100.
Hiway Film Delivery truck is parked and uniformed
DRIVER is unloading 35mm film cans into lobby.
PETIE and LEWIS run outside.
CECIL B. DEMENTED WANTS
FUCK HIM! He'll never get
LEWIS gives an expert karate chop to DRIVER who in turn
uses a few quick karate moves of his own on LEWIS.
PETIE jumps in and picks up DRIVER and throws him into
display case out front of theater, smashing the glass
and knocking DRIVER unconscious.
101. INTERIOR THEATER. 101
CECIL pulls HONEY away from AUTOGRAPH SEEKERS to escape
but stops and poses with HONEY for a celebrity polaroid
with a bunch of ACTION FANS.
102. EXTERIOR PATTERSON THEATER. 102
PETIE is gunning the motor of Hiway Film Delivery truck
with LEWIS aboard as DRIVER lies unconscious on ground.
CECIL, HONEY and SPROCKET HOLES come running out of
theater and pile on to truck as ACTION FANS chase after
them, cheering and begging for autographs.
- 73 -
PETIE peels out the truck, as one diehard FAN keeps
running along so HONEY can finish signing her signature,
hanging out the back of truck.
103. Fade in to EXTERIOR SPROCKET HOUSE. NIGHT. 103.
We hear a jazzy, gospel-influenced rap song being DJ'd
by LEWIS and sung by CHARDONNAY on soundtrack entitled
104. INTERIOR SPROCKET HOUSE. 104.
PETIE, dressed in mourning, brands CECIL on the arm with
the CECIL B. DEMENTED logo as SPROCKET HOLES lie
exhausted, awaiting their turn for the brand, nursing
their wounds, loading their guns, and eating junk food.
CECIL, bandaged, filthy, wide-eyed in directorial
fanaticism rants to his followers below.
.The slash and burn of the
white hot metal will brand you
forever with the logo of Cecil B.
DeMented... Wear the privileged
scar of cinema sainthood with
pride and horniness...
LYLE projects the dailies of the day on wall as he pops
HONEY, out of her cell and unguarded for the first time,
watches her "stunt" footage with pride as she gets the
vodka bottle from their filthy dirty freezer and goes
about the ritual of making the perfect martini.
LEWIS, proudly displaying his brand, DJ's the music as
CHERISH writhes in a sexy go-go dance for CECIL.
CHARDONNAY painfully caresses her fresh brand and wails
out the chorus of "DeMented Forever."
HONEY empties ice tray into martini shaker.
.There is no such thing as
family. We are the orphans of
cinema and without our movie, we
do not exist!...
PETIE approaches CHERISH with the red hot brand and she
eagerly sticks out her. arm.
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My real life began in the cinema...
PETIE brands CHERISH's arm.
(Writhing in pleasure)
And it will end in the cinema!
(Singing along with CHARDONNAY)
PETIE turns to PAM, DINAH and LYLE with branding iron.
(Holding out her arm bravely)
From the valleys of Lebanon...
PETIE brands her arm and she laughs at the pain.
.to the jungles of Cuba...
PETIE brands her arm and she smiles in fanaticism.
(Shooting up in his leg)
Film revolutionaries can never
PETIE brands him but LYLE feels no pain.
(Singing along with CHARDONNAY)
Shot of HONEY pouring vodka into shaker.
RODNEY turns to RAVEN whose eyes light up in satanic
(Squeezing out the bullet
from his injury)
.Rodney died for the roots
of cinematic rebellion...
HONEY stops making martini and quickly checks her hair
to see if any dark roots are showing and smiles at
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.and he's now in cinema
hell where one day we'll all
RODNEY brands RAVEN.
(Eyes rolling back in head)
PLEASURE IS PAIN! SLAVERY
IS FREEDOM! SUICIDE FOR SATAN!
HONEY scientifically adds one drop of vermouth to
martini shaker and looks up sharply at the mention of
suicide and gives RAVEN a stern but motherly
RAVEN looks away guiltily, feeling HONEY's influence.
But our film could be a hit even
after we're dead, right, Cecil?
CECIL smiles egotistically and joins in chanting with
zombie-like SPROCKET HOLES.
CECIL AND SPROCKET HOLES
A distracted HONEY expertly shakes her martini happily.
PETIE turns towards FIDGET with the brand and FIDGET
begins playing pocket pool frantically in fear.
HONEY takes chilled martini glass from freezer.
CECIL sees FIDGET's fear and nods to DINAH to turn on
video footage with remote. FIDGET looks sad to see his
PARENTS flash on the TV screen taped from WJZ TV news
.Fidget is a good boy and
we love him...
.And we'll stand behind our
son no matter what he's done.
(Suddenly brave, to PETIE)
NO! I want to go home!
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I DON'T WANT TO BE IN SHOW
SPROCKET HOLES freeze in horror at FIDGET'S disloyalty
and stare at him in cult pressure.
HONEY pops an olive into martini glass and looks up in
I knew you were the weak
(Eyes widening in hypnotic
But just remember - your parents
They wouldn't let you see
R-rated films as a child!
They've never been to a
FIDGET starts to crack as his hand creeps in his pocket.
They enjoy classic TV sitcoms
turned into feature length films!
They've never rented a porno
FIDGET starts whacking nervously.
(Right in FIDGET's face)
And to top it off...they talk
out loud in the theater once
the feature has begun!
SPROCKET HOLES grimace in horror.
Even HONEY shakes her head in disgust as she pours
martini into glass.
That really is unforgivable,
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FIDGET looks around at the brainwashed faces of his
disgusted, judgmental cult and crumbles.
HONEY greedily gulps down her martini.
OK! OK! MY PARENTS ARE THE
ENEMY OF FILM! DO IT!
PETIE brands FIDGET as CECIL smiles victoriously.
HONEY, slightly tipsy, joins the SPROCKET HOLES in
singing the refrain.
CECIL turns to HONEY as PETIE brandishes the red hot
CECIL nods to DINAH who plays the tape.
HONEY sees her ex-husband, a handsome movie star on
screen with JAY LENO on "The Tonight Show."
Well, I was married to her for
seven years so I know just
how nuts Honey Whitlock is...
JAY LENO and STUDIO AUDIENCE howls in laughter.
HONEY stares at TV, betrayed as RAVEN gently puts her
t arms around her in comfort.
Satan loves you, Honey, and
so do I.
Tape cuts to LIBBY, HONEY's assistant, talking to
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT. Subtitle on TV read "Honey
Whitlock's Personal Assistant."
.Honey Whitlock was always
attracted to the wrong kind of
man. It wouldn't surprise
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me if she was in on her kidnapping
from the very beginning. She'd
do anything for sex...
HONEY howls in indignation as LYLE gives her a funny
FIDGET pours her another quick martini.
You ain't seen nothing yet!
Tape cuts to FILM COMMISSIONER, bandaged but defiant.
(Looking into camera)
Cecil B. DeMented, you can never
stop Hollywood! The Maryland
Film Commission is pleased to
announce there will be nna delay
in tomorrow's once-secret start
date for the 65 million dollar,
to the Oscar-winning masterpiece,
SPROCKET HOLES let out a cry of horror.
CECIL's face turns to pure horror.
.starring Michael J. Fox!
Tape cuts to MICHAEL J. FOX dressed in Forrest Gump
look. Subtitle reads "Live in Baltimore."
MICHAEL J. FOX
.I think I speak for every member
of the Academy of the Arts and
Sciences when I say: Honey Whitlock,
you are a disgrace to the Hollywood
HONEY sputters in fury as RAVEN pats her affectionately.
hopefully played by the real actor.
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HONEY downs martini and, trembling in anger, puts out
her arm for the brand.
(Losing it, crossing over)
PETIE brands HONEY's arm as she grits her teeth bravely
and SPROCKET HOLES cheer.
(In a new militant fury)
This time, .1 have a fucking
CECIL's eyes light up in madman glee.
105. Cut to EXTERIOR "STUDIO TWELVE," the one 105.
professional sound stage in Baltimore located in the
picturesque downtown neighborhood of Fells Point. Next
A giant FILM CREW, all wearing "Gump Again" t-shirts,
hustle and bustle on the first day of the film shoot,
hauling expensive film equipment inside, setting up
catering trucks, craft service tables and the temporary
dining areas for the entire FILM COMPANY.
TEAMSTERS oversee crew trucks, honey wagons and the star
trailers, all the while guarding the set from any
In the foreground, the Hiway Film Delivery Truck pulls
up, hastily painted over to read "Rhebs Chocolates." We
see PETIE behind the wheel, disguised in delivery
TEAMSTER A steps over to check security.
Can I help you?
We got a delivery for Michael
j. Fox from Paramount Studios.
Largest box of chocolates we
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106. Cut to INTERIOR TRUCK. 106.
HONEY, frozen in suspense, sits dressed in the most
frightening of FIDGET's terrorist couture getups yet,
clutching her weapons. LYLE (in a "Dump the Gump"
guerrilla jumpsuit) and CHERISH (scarily dressed in
skimpy revolutionary uniform) sits with the rest of the
SPROCKET HOLES, all clutching film equipment and guns.
CECIL grins like a lunatic as PAM and CHARDONNAY aim the
camera and sound boom at the door. DINAH holds
107. Cut back to EXTERIOR TRUCK. 107.
I'm gonna have to check your
(Hops out of vehicle to
.You never know what you're
going to find inside...
PETIE slides truck door open and there are SPROCKET
HOLES pointing guns and cameras.
TEAMSTER A freezes in shock.
PETIE quickly pulls out stun gun and zaps TEAMSTER A
LEWIS and DINAH yank TEAMSTER A's twitching body
inside truck and PETIE quickly slams door shut.
108. INTERIOR "STUDIO TWELVE." Giant sound stage. 108.
Famous park bench set of "Forrest Gump." MICHAEL J.
FOX, dressed in character sits on park bench in front of
elaborate back drop painting of the Baltimore skyline.
ELECTRICS scurry about tweaking the lights. HAIR and
MAKEUP people touch up the star as PROP MASTER hands
MICHAEL J. FOX a crab cake platter and paper plate for
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DIRECTOR, a Hollywood type, looks up to European
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY and his FOCUS PULLER atop Titan
You okay, Jean-Pierre? -
need another camera rehearsal?
No sir. We're set!
109. Cut to INTERIOR "STUDIO TWELVE" ENTRANCE. 109.
TEAMSTERS are playing cards, reading "The Racing Form."
Suddenly PETIE appears from back hallway and pistol whips
TEAMSTER B who is supposed to be guarding the door.
As TEAMSTERS leap to their feet, LEWIS, DINAH and
FIDGET rush in front door with guns drawn.
We're non-union and we're
taking over this movie!
110. INTERIOR "STUDIO TWELVE." SET. 110.
DIRECTOR returns to his director's chair in front of
video assist monitor next to his SCRIPT SUPERVISOR.
OK, let's shoot this sucker.
MICHAEL J. FOX
You got it.
111. INTERIOR "STUDIO TWELVE." Perimeters of set.
Two PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS listen to walkie-talkie.
LOCK IT UP!
Lock it up!
LYLE taps P.A.#1 on shoulder. He turns around and
LYLE punches him in the mouth.
CHERISH grabs walkie out of stunned P.A. #2's hand
and smacks him in the face with it, knocking him
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112. INTERIOR "STUDIO TWELVE" ENTRANCE. 112.
LEWIS and FIDGET tie up and gag the last of the
TEAMSTERS they've overtaken.
LEWIS spots an issue of "Variety" and sneaks a look
inside before rushing inside studio with FIDGET.
113. INTERIOR "STUDIO TWELVE." Off set left. Deep in 113.
cables and camera equipment.
DINAH strangles FIRST A.D. from behind with her
114. INTERIOR "STUDIO TWELVE." Near set. 114.
FIDGET and LEWIS sneak up on GRIPS as they tweak the
lights and knock them out by hitting them over the
head with C-stands.
115. INTERIOR "STUDIO TWELVE." Off set right. Other 115.
side of flat.
CECIL and PAM scurry up scaffolding to the top of
flat overlooking "GUMP SET."
116. INTERIOR "STUDIO TWELVE." On set. 116.
HAIR and MAKEUP finish MICHAEL J. FOX's last minute
touch-ups and run off set.
RAVEN and RODNEY jump HAIR and MAKEUP from behind
and drag them behind flat where LYLE, CHERISH and
HONEY wait as FIDGET adjusts HONEY's costume.
117. INTERIOR "STUDIO TWELVE." Off set left. 117.
DINAH has taken over FIRST A.D. job.
118. INTERIOR "STUDIO TWELVE." On set. 118.
Crane is raised by OPERATOR on ground to the top of the
set. CECIL and PAM are on scaffolding on other side,
waiting to strike.
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CECIL and PAM stun gun the D.P. and FOCUS PULLER, throw
their bodies off crane and onto scaffolding on other
side of set wall.
(Hearing a noise)
CAN I HAVE FUCKING QUIET?!
CHARDONNAY pulls gun on stupefied SOUND MAN as he
listens through earphones on the side of the set.
PETIE pistol whips the CRANE OPERATOR.
CECIL, finally atop a real professional film crane,
licks it in sudden sexual passion.
(Disgustedly, looking through
Panavision camera, disguising
her voice like a man)
CAMERA ASSISTANT marks the take.
MICHAEL J. FOX munches a crab cake on park bench as
A LARGE LADY sits next to him on bench.
MICHAEL J. FOX
Hi, I'm Forrest Gump...
That's a damn shame...
MICHAEL J. FOX
You want some of my crab cake?...
CECIL jams his fingers in his ears and twists his face
in agony at hearing the dialogue as PAM nervously
operates a Panavision camera for the first time. CECIL
catches her secret enjoyment of the high-tech equipment
and gives her a furious look.
PETIE expertly lowers them down on crane, mimicking the
original opening shot of "Forrest Gump."
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DIRECTOR happily watches the shot in his video monitor
without looking up.
(To MICHAEL J. FOX)
I don't eat scavengers. You
know what crabs eat? Fish feces.
MICHAEL J. FOX
Well, my Mama always said
"Gump happens." Shucks, I
guess life is like a crab cake,
there's good stuff inside but
it's surrounded by a lot of crap.
(Looking up in shock)
What the hell?
I I am Cecil B. DeMented and
this picture is TERMINATED.
PAM shoves Panavision camera off crane and it just
E misses DIRECTOR as it smashes to floor.
(Horrified but being
Get off my set! NOW!
LEWIS pushes over a giant light that just misses a
terrified MICHAEL J. FOX and LARGE LADY as it crashes to
Nobody can stop the popularity
of "Forrest Gump."
CHARDONNAY smiles evilly and smashes the SOUND MAN's
expensive state-of-the-art sound recorder.
119 INTERIOR "STUDIO TWELVE." ENTRANCE. 119
TEAMSTERS, now conscious, are struggling to free one
another from SPROCKET HOLE restraints.
.Fucking little scabs...
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We'll get their little 16mm
(Getting hands free)
I got it!
Nobody fucks with the
International Brotherhood of
120. Cut back to INTERIOR "STUDIO TWELVE." On set. 120.
CECIL and PAM are atop crane with their 16mm camera.
FIDGET holds a terrified MICHAEL J. FOX and LARGE LADY
at gunpoint as DINAH marks the take by suddenly banging
DIRECTOR'S head on pole.
HONEY, LYLE and CHERISH enter, in costume, in
character, pointing weapons.
to MICHAEL J. FOX)
I FUCKING HATE FORREST GUMP!
MICHAEL J. FOX
I. .only take the roles that
I'm offered, ma'am.
Are you this desperate for
publicity, Honey Whitlock?
(Aiming gun at DIRECTOR)
DON'T STEP ON MY LINES, ASSHOLE!
121. INTERIOR "STUDIO TWELVE." Off set. 121.
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TEAMSTERS B, C, D & E are running to set, tossing
guns to each other.
122. Cut back to INTERIOR "STUDIO TWELVE." On set. 122.
(Pointing gun at LARGE LADY)
No more per diems!
Please ...I'm a local hire -
don't kill me!
(To terrified CREW)
No more meal penalties!
Yes, ma'am. We're off the
And no more free food at
international film festivals
for you either - HACK!
(Trembling in fury)
The Directors Guild of America
will bring down their swift
sword of justice on you rank
Suddenly TEAMSTER B opens fire and shoots LYLE in
the back of the head right in the middle of CECIL's
MICHAEL J. FOX and DIRECTOR dive for cover under
park bench as LARGE LADY runs for her life.
(Mumbling in death)
Drugs.. .give me drugs...
RAVEN runs forward with a bottle of poppers and gives
LYLE a snort. He smiles and twitches in final death
(Always the director, happy)
It's OK! We got it on film!
(Frantically adjusting her lens)
Visions of light!
HONEY gulps as bullets whiz around her head and then
jumps right back into character.
DEATH TO ALL WHO ARE
(Fires her gun in air)
THAT MEANS YOU, FUCKERS!
CECIL fires his gun and kills TEAMSTER B.
CECIL is shot in the chest by TEAMSTER C and falls to
his knees in great pain.
PAM pans the camera back to TEAMSTER C and shoots her
gun and kills him.
CHERISH runs to crane and hops on with CECIL and shoots
at TEAMSTERS D & E who rush in.
DINAH sees that CECIL has been hit and a look of fury
sweeps over her face.
CECIL fires gun at TEAMSTERS F, G & H as they flood the
FIDGET fires his gun at TEAMSTER F with one hand and
plays pocket pool with the other hand. He is shot in
pocket pool hand by TEAMSTER G and looks down, stunned
at his injury.
PETIE maneuvers the crane from below with amazing skill
to dodge the bullets as CECIL and CHERISH fire back at
TEAMSTERS G & H, and PAM continues to film.
PAM is shot in stomach by TEAMSTER G.
LEWIS staple guns TEAMSTER F right in the neck with
CHARDONNAY hurls an expensive microphone at TEAMSTER H
just as he is about to shoot her and then continues
recording the sound on her own equipment.
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Suddenly TEAMSTER D jumps from trap door in set floor
with gun aimed at HONEY.
CHERISH fires her gun in the nick of time and kills
TEAMSTER D and saves HONEY's life.
HONEY locks eyes with CHERISH in a newfound thespian
HONEY, FIDGET and RAVEN crawl off set as bullets fly
over their heads.
CECIL, PAM and CHERISH are cornered by TEAMSTERS E, G &
H who advance on crane with drawn guns.
PETIE throws his hands in the air.
CECIL fires but he is out of ammunition.
DINAH frantically reloads her weapons.
CHERISH fires but then she too is out of ammunition.
PAM continues to film, bleeding badly from her wound.
DINAH suddenly runs in front of CECIL in a kamikaze
action and opens fire killing TEAMSTERS E, G & H.
CECIL grabs HONEY and all SPROCKET HOLES manage to
escape set before TEAMSTER F, badly injured with staples
in neck, staggers to his feet and mows down DINAH in a
hail of bullets.
CECIL's eyes light up in horror at seeing DINAH's
123 EXTERIOR "STUDIO TWELVE." 123
A badly injured and distraught CECIL staggers outside
with HONEY and what's left of his wounded SPROCKET
HOLES, and they limp up the street.
CHERISH races ahead and turns the corner just as
bleeding TEAMSTER F staggers out of studio and
collapses. TEAMSTERS I & J come around corner, sae
what's happening and take off after CECIL and SPROCKET
124. Cut to marquee APEX ADULT CINEMA. 124.
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Marquee reads "AN ALL ANAL EVENING STARRING
Camera pans back to CHERISH's face smiling in relief
at seeing her old flagship theater.
CECIL, HONEY and SPROCKET HOLES stagger around
corner and CHERISH beckons them to follow.
125. INTERIOR APEX ADULT CINEMA. 125.
The credits for "REAR ENTRY," a heterosexual porno
parody of Honey's big Hollywood hit, "Forced Entry"
are just beginning. "STARRING CHERISH" flashes on
We see CHERISH in the film dressed in skimpy lingerie
outfit and Honey Whitlock wig as she writes in her diary
(VOICE OVER as camera
pans her body)
Dear Diary, another day and
the same old thing... everywhere
I go-everything I do seems
to lead to the same dead end...
(She turns over to write
on her stomach)
Cut to AUDIENCE of single men watching hornily as whole
rows of seats vibrate from audience "participation."
126. LOBBY OF APEX ADULT CINEMA. 126.
Concession stand is filled with porno mags, marital aids
and rubber good instead of refreshments. "SNIFFLES,"
the mutant theater employee behind counter reads
"Hershey Highway," a porno mag with CHERISH's picture on
CHERISH, disheveled, filthy and out of her mind with
fear, comes running and, force of habit, adjusts her
breasts to look good.
Hey buddy, I'm in a little
bit of trouble...
Oh my God, it's you!
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I was just looking at your
ass right in this magazine.
Yeah, that's my ass alright
and it's in trouble. Can me
and my friends come inside?
You sure can! We sell your tits.
(Grabs a pair out of box)
CHERISH signals and CECIL, HONEY and SPROCKET HOLES
Hi! I can't believe it's her!
I beat off to her every night!
(Hands CHERISH her fake breasts)
Would you sign 'em? "To Sniffles."
One "F" or two?
Bad night, huh?
(To SPROCKET HOLES, trying
to be kind)
Go on in, pop a load.
127. INTERIOR APEX ADULT CINEMA. 127.
CHERISH is on screen, still writing in diary.
Why is it that men only
want my ass?
(Takes her pet gerbil out
of cage next to bed)
Do you know why, little Pellett?
(Accidentally drops PELLETT
in bed covers)
AUDIENCE lets out a moan of ecstasy.
Cut to CECIL, CHERISH and SPROCKET HOLES, injured but
suddenly horny as they take their seats in middle of the
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(On screen, squirming around
bed, trying to find her
Where are you little Pellett?
Heeerrreee little gerbil!
On screen we see a closeup of PELLETT's excited face and
then the movie cuts to PELLETT's point of view,
CHERISH's great ass.
CECIL watches in sudden horniness but catches himself.
CHERISH looks over at HONEY, proud of her on-screen
HONEY smiles politely and then catches eye of ruggedly
handsome 35-year-old GROUPIE in audience wearing a Honey
(Mouthing to HONEY)
I'll be your cinema slave.
HONEY blushes but smiles back at him.
Heeerrreee Pellett! Mommy's
got some Cheerios for you!
The movie on screen cuts to CHERISH in a closeup. She
lets out an erotic squeal.
000HHHH! Not there Pellett!
HONEY at first looks shocked but then bursts into
Cut to wide shot - AUDIENCE whacks away in pockets in a
128. Cut to INTERIOR THEATER LOBBY. 128.
TEAMSTERS I & J have SNIFFLES in a chokehold.
Where are they, pervert?
Who? There's nobody here
but us whackers!
TEAMSTER J punches SNIFFLES in mouth.
129 INTERIOR APEX THEATER. 129.
Cut back to movie screen.
(Writhing in closeup)
Oooohhh, Pellett! You're just
like all the rest! Oohh,
TEAMSTERS I & J enter back of theater, look to the
screen in sudden disgust and then spot CECIL and
SPROCKET HOLES in AUDIENCE.
LEWIS, CHARDONNAY, PAM, PETIE and RAVEN watch hornily
along with moaning AUDIENCE as a frustrated FIDGET
attempts to play pocket pool with his injured bleeding
Even HONEY is a little turned on and dares to catch
GROUPIE's eyes again.
(Sexily to GROUPIE)
GROUPIE gives her the power fist sign.
CECIL is shocked and glares at HONEY and SPROCKET HOLES
to stay celibate.
i TEAMSTERS rush in horror through AUDIENCE of whackers
toward CECIL and SPROCKET HOLES.
CHERISH, in theater, turns and sees approaching
CHERISH, on screen, goes into theatrical orgasm.
GET IT! PELLETT! GO ON
BOY! GET IT!
AUDIENCE is near orgasm.
CHERISH leaps to her feet.
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PORNO FANS, IT'S ME, CHERISH!
AUDIENCE's eyes bug out of their heads at seeing the
AND I NEED YOUR HARD-CORE HELP!
AUDIENCE jumps to it's feet, still whacking in pockets.
TEAMSTERS stop in their tracks, horrified to face their
horny opponents, some of whom are unzipped.
PORNO FAN #1
We love you, Cherish!
AUDIENCE starts advancing hornily on TEAMSTERS.
PORNO FAN #2
Long live Cecil B. DeMented!
PORNO FAN #1
A friend of pornography!
TEAMSTERS look to each other in disgust, start gagging
and run from theater in complete nausea.
AUDIENCE turns back to the movie and all at once begin
moaning in orgasm along with CHERISH on screen.
CECIL leaps to his feet in front of SPROCKET HOLES to
prevent last minute orgasm.
CELIBATE FOR CELLULOID!
SPROCKET HOLES stop panting and moan in sexual
GROUPIE rushes over to HONEY's side.
CECIL glares at him in a macho power struggle.
GROUPIE defiantly puts him arm around HONEY as she begs
CECIL with her eyes for approval.
GROUPIE smiles and pulls up shirt sleeve to reveal to
CECIL the "Cecil B. DeMented" tattoo on his arm.
CECIL suddenly basks in cult worship.
HONEY beams in happiness.
CECIL and GROUPIE give each other the power handshake.
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130. Flip wipe to marquee "BENGIES DRIVE-IN THEATER." 130.
HONEY WHITLOCK TRIPLE FEATURE
FREE WANTED POSTER
131. Cut to DRIVE-IN SCREEN. 131.
HONEY WHITLOCK appears on screen in her old movie
"Forced Entry," wearing her signature hairdo and a sexy
nightgown as she writes in her diary on her bed.
HONEY (Voice Over)
Dear Diary, My husband is
trying to kill me but nobody
will believe me.
She hears a noise and sits up in bed as her pet cat
jumps into her lap. She clutches it up to her in
132. Cut to TICKET BOOTH. 132.
TICKET SELLER is dressed as Honey Whitlock as she sells
ticket to carload of CECIL FANS who wear T-shirts with
Cecil's picture and the slogan "PUNISH BAD CINEMA." One
of the girls is dressed as Honey Whitlock and made up
with fake bruises.
(To TICKET SELLER)
TICKET TAKER hands them their ticket stubs and free
Cool as shit! Honey Whitlock
can open any picture!
FANS' car pulls away into drive-in and next car in line
pulls up driven by GROUPIE from porno theater. Snuggled
up next to him is HONEY, still dressed it same costume
from last scene but now wearing a bad "Honey Whitlock"
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(Muttering to HONEY in a
We should blow up "The Peoples'
Choice Awards"; that's what
we should do!
Shhhh! Calm down!
Bomb "Planet Hollywood."
Get ahold of yourself...
Their car pulls up to TICKET SELLER.
(To TICKET SELLER, trying
to act normal)
Hey, that's pretty good...
(Suddenly the consummate
Thanks. What's the prize
if I win?
A big ham! What else?!
HONEY clenches her teeth in mortification as GROUPIE
pulls off into drive-in, fuming.
CECIL, CHERISH and RAVEN's heads pop up from hiding in
back seat under blanket.
This is it - our final location.
(Excited, to HONEY)
We're gonna get laid!
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Nobody leaves this drive-in alive
until we finish our film.
CECIL rolls his eyes at GROUPIE's political fervor as
HONEY rips off wig and RAVEN starts touching up her
133. INTERIOR DRIVE-IN CONCESSION STAND. 133.
EMPLOYEES, both male and female, are dressed as Honey
Whitlock as they sell popcorn and ring up sales to
scores of Honey Whitlock look-a-likes from the drive-in
134. Cut back to DRIVE-IN SCREEN.
HONEY WHITLOCK'S CHARACTER is hiding with her cat in
terror behind bedroom door as HIT MAN #1 climbs in
window with flashlight as suspenseful music on
soundtrack builds. HONEY'S CHARACTER takes off down
hall outside of her bedroom.
135. INTERIOR DRIVE-IN. 135.
GROUPIE pulls car into row of other parked cars with
drive-in speakers hooked in windows. CECIL, HONEY and
RAVEN get out as GROUPIE pop open the trunk.
Out climb FIDGET, CHARDONNAY and LEWIS helping the
injured and bleeding PAM and PETIE. They all struggle
to carry film equipment.
CECIL, HONEY and entire gang of SPROCKET HOLES scatter
in the dark between the rows of parked cars towards
136. Cut to INTERIOR CAR "B," filled with more CECIL 136.
FANS, HEAVY METAL KIDS, one of the girls dressed as
heavy metal version of Honey.
Man, I wish Cecil would kill
some more assholes!
Yeah, like those phony critics
who give all good reviews for
the movie ads!
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Or those last minute fuck-head
ticket buyers who enter the theater
after the feature has begun!
GIRL FAN sees CECIL, badly injured, as he limps past car
with CHERISH to concession stand.
Oh my God... the greatest director
of all time!
137. Cut to ROW OF DRIVE-IN. 137.
HONEY stands transfixed in between cars as she watches
her old self on screen with disdain as GROUPIE gently
tries to pull her away.
Come on, you didn't know...
On drive-in screen, HONEY's character clutches the cat,
races down steps to first floor of her house and sees
HIT MAN #2 briefly staring through front door. Her
CHARACTER runs to kitchen in fear and drops cat to get
butcher knife out of kitchen drawer.
RAVEN and FIDGET, both injured, touch up and adjust
HONEY's final insane terrorist-chic look.
You have cinematic immunity now.
None of your old movies count.
CAT, on screen, scurries through "cat-door" cut in
kitchen wall and escapes outside.
In car next to HONEY, REDNECK MOM, POP and DORKY KID
watch the movie. MOM is weary "Honey Whitlock" wig.
I bet she's Miss Phony Baloney
in real life.
She don't look so hot to me.
I prefer Meg Ryan or somebody
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(Slurping his soft drink)
Can I get more food?
(Turning around, snarling)
I told you to stop slurping!
REDNECK MOM suddenly sees HONEY WHITLOCK and quickly
turns back around.
(Under her breath)
Oh my God-don't look now...
.but I think she's standing right
next to our car...
138. MANAGER'S OFFICE. 138.
MANAGER is sitting in his wheelchair, counting cash in
front of giant ham, gift-wrapped in cellophane with
Honey's picture stuck to it. His sawed-off shotgun is
propped up on chair nearby. A knock is heard at door.
Who is it?
Cecil B. DeMented.
(Thinking it's one of
Real funny asshole!
MANAGER wheels himself over and opens door.
PAM and CHARDONNAY aim the camera and sound microphone
at MANAGER's stunned face.
MANAGER looks to his shotgun.
CECIL steps forward with CHERISH and pulls his empty
gun. A trickle of blood runs from CECIL's mouth as
CHERISH lunges for MANAGER's shotgun.
139. INTERIOR PROJECTION BOOTH. 139.
LEWIS strangles PROJECTIONIST with 35mm film off film
140. EXTERIOR CONCESSION STAND. PAY PHONE BOOTH. 140.
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REDNECK MOM is dialing phone excitedly.
Hello, Eyewitness News? Honey
Whitlock is in Row 19 of the
Bengies Drive-In... I seen her
with my own fuckin' eyes and
I don't want no ham...I want
141. DRIVE-IN SCREEN.
On screen, HONEY'S CHARACTER's terrorized eyes are lit
melodramatically as she holds butcher knife and hears
HIT MAN #1 approaching from other side of kitchen door.
142. EXTERIOR DRIVE-IN. Row near concession stand.
HONEY, GROUPIE, FIDGET and RAVEN rush by car filled with
JOCKS wearing "Cecil Sucks" T-shirts as they yell out to
Kill the bitch!
She never could act!
Her career is over!
GROUPIE hears and tries to turn back to confront JOCKS
but HONEY grabs him.
No! Bad reviews can't hurt me
We're beyond the critics' reach!
Who cares what anybody thinks
of our movie except Satan?!
HONEY, FIDGET and RAVEN pull GROUPIE away towards
143. DRIVE-IN EXIT. "DO 14OT BACK UP - TIRE DAMAGE" SIGN. 143.
WJZ-TV mini-cam truck pulls up and NEWSCASTER and
CREW jump out.
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144. DRIVE-IN SCREEN. 144.
HONEY'S CHARACTER screams in terror as HIT MAN #1 rips
open door to kitchen. Just as HONEY'S CHARACTER begins
to strike back with knife, HIT MAN #2 reaches through
cat-door and grabs her leg. HIT MAN #1 knocks knife
from her hand. HIT MAN #2 grabs her ass with other
hand. HONEY'S CHARACTER lets out a scream of horror.
Suddenly the film jams in drive-in projector and freezes
on screen before melting before drive-in AUDIENCE's
The screen goes blank.
145. INTERIOR CONCESSION STAND. 145.
LEWIS disconnects fuse box and concession stand is
plunged into darkness as CUSTOMERS scream.
146. INTERIOR DRIVE-IN. 146.
AUDIENCE starts honking their car horns.
Suddenly we hear CECIL's voice booming out over the
Hello, this is Cecil B. DeMented
speaking to you directly from
CECIL FANS A, B & C jump out of their cars happily along
with other supporters.
REDNECK FAMILY guiltily starts up engine of car, hoping
to escape along with other terrified FAMILIES.
JOCKS A, B & C leap from car, ready for a fight as do
other gung-ho CECIL ENEMIES.
147. INTERIOR MANAGER'S OFFICE. 147
MANAGER is tied up.
(Speaking into theater
.I'd like you to bQ in my
new movie. It's called "Raving
Beauty" and we're shooting the
final scene here tonight...
HONEY, GROUPIE, FIDGET and RAVEN enter and rush to
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148. INTERIOR DRIVE-IN. 148.
FRIGHTENED FAMILIES try to flee, resulting in honking
horns and traffic jams.
Suddenly a Baltimore City Police Helicopter appears
CECIL B. DEMENTED YOU ARE
SURROUNDED! GIVE YOURSELF UP
AND YOU AND YOUR CAST AND CREW
WILL NOT BE INJURED.
149. INTERIOR DRIVE-IN. 149.
CECIL'S FANS and ENEMIES look to the sky in amazement.
Pay no attention to the studio
executives in the helicopter
above...I HAVE FINAL CUT!...
CECIL FANS A, B, C and other FANS rip off speakers from
poles and throw them at JOCKS and other CECIL ENEMIES.
WE'RE NOT STUDIO EXECUTIVES! WE'RE
THE BALTIMORE CITY POLICE
JOCKS and CECIL ENEMIES pull up speaker poles, using
them as weapons against CECIL FANS.
CECIL FAN C throws beer bottle at REDNECK FAMILY's car
as they try to speed their car to exit over speed bumps.
(Continuing over speaker)
.Fans of outlaw cinema - they're
here to use you for market testing!
CECIL FANS let out a war-cry of defiance as they fight
ENEMIES with fists, bottles, anything they can grab as
FAMILIES scream in terror, trapped.
150. DRIVE-IN EXIT. 150.
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BALTIMORE CITY QUICK RESPONSE TEAM pulls up in
reconnaissance vehicles. Uniformed SWAT TEAMS jump out
carrying high-powered semi-automatic rifles.
151. INTERIOR MANAGER'S OFFICE.
CECIL continues on intercom system surrounded by
CHERISH, HONEY, GROUPIE, and rest of SPROCKET HOLES.
They want to detain some
of you and put you in focus
152. INTERIOR DRIVE-IN. 152.
SWAT TEAM LEADER looks in confusion at growing number of
CECIL FANS yelling out "No!" and joining in the
But I won't let them!...
153. INTERIOR MANAGER'S OFFICE.
BECAUSE I DON'T BELIEVE IN
PHONY LIFE-AFFIRMING ENDINGS!
I'D RATHER DIE THAN CHANGE MY
(Lunging for microphone,
CECIL angrily shoves GROUPIE out office door as even
HONEY sighs in embarrassment at GROUPIE's behavior.
154. DRIVE-IN ENTRANCE. 154.
FIDGET'S MOM and DAD speed into drive-in with nervous
PSYCHIATRIST in back seat of family car. FIDGET'S DAD
speaks into microphone of sound system that blasts out
over hastily-rigged speaker on roof of car.
Fidget, it's your Dad. We're
here with a psychiatrist...
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Everything is gonna be OK, son.
(Leaning into microphone)
Fidget, it's Mommy. We know
you've seen too many R-rated
movies and we're here to help...
Suddenly mini-cams from other local news teams
speed into drive-in behind them.
155. INTERIOR DRIVE-IN. 155.
SWAT TEAMS flood through rows of cars in the drive-in,
weapons drawn, waiting for the word to attack.
CECIL B. DEMENTED... YOUR PARENTS
ARE HERE AND THEY WOULD LIKE
TO SPEAK TO YOU!
156. EXTERIOR HOVERING HELICOPTER. 156.
CECIL'S MOM and DAD, dressed in SWAT clothes surrounded
by BALTIMORE CITY POLICE, nervously take the speaker
Sinclair, it's your father...
157. INTERIOR MANAGER'S OFFICE. 157.
CECIL looks up in fury at hearing his real name, as
HONEY and SPROCKET HOLES hover around him.
(In a rage, into
THOMAS ALVA EDISON IS THE ONLY
FATHER I'VE EVER HAD!!
158. EXTERIOR HOVERING HELICOPTER. 158.
I know you are sick in the head,
but whatever mado you think
you could direct?
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Sinclair, it's Mom. REPEAT
159. DRIVE-IN EXIT. 159.
MARYLAND STATE TROOPER cars zoom in to join SWAT TEAM
(Over helicopter speaker)
IT'S ONLY A MOVIE! IT'S ONLY A
MOVIE! IT'S ONLY A MOVIE!
160. INTERIOR MANAGER'S OFFICE. 160.
(To SPROCKET HOLES, gasping
CECIL collapses and CHERISH and HONEY rush to help him
as SPROCKET HOLES lunge for equipment.
r 161. INTERIOR DRIVE-IN. 161.
Wide shot of battling FANS amidst the traffic jam of
panicked FAMILIES attempting to flee in their cars.
Honey Whitlock is here with us
CECIL FANS yell their approval.
.Live and in person! And she's
dying to meet you!
GROUPIE proudly shines the headlights of his car towards
the roof of the concession stand as other CECIL FANS
162. EXTERIOR ROOF OF CONCESSION STAND. Lit like a sound 162.
stage from car headlights.
LEWIS backs out on roof pulling PAM with camera in
MANAGER's wheelchair that she is using as a dolly.
CHARDONNAY follows with boom pole to record th' sound.
PETIE and FIDGET struggle to carry CECIL on "set" in a
makeshift stretcher as RAVEN applies makeup to his
wounds. CHERISH is at his side, caressing him lovingly.
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163. EXTERIOR CONCESSION STAND. 163.
CECIL'S FANS go nuts rushing towards CECIL below
concession stand roof. FANS and ENEMIES form a sort of
makeshift "mosh pit" underneath the set to fight one
164. EXTERIOR ROOF OF CONCESSION STAND. 164.
HONEY makes her star entrance carrying MANAGER's
sawed-off shotgun with a pistol grip.
165. EXTERIOR CONCESSION STAND. 165.
CECIL'S FANS go ballistic as HONEY smiles regally to
them. GROUPIE gazes up at her in obsessive star
worship as ENEMIES boo.
166. EXTERIOR ROOF OF CONCESSION STAND. 166.
You can make it...one more
camera set-up and we can have
Honey, I've had a final vision.
Would you set your hair on fire
for our movie...?
My real hair?...
(Weakly, clearly dying)
Prove yourself one more time...
for your cast...
HONEY looks into CHERISH's brainwashed face as her eyes
roll back in her head, flash cut with "Directed by Andy
SPROCKET HOLES stare back at HONEY in a fast montage of
their insane faces hallucinating credits of their
favorite directors: William Castle, Kenneth Anger, Sam
Peckinpah, Spike Lee, David Lynch, Fassbinder.
FIDGET holds a pitiful fire extinguisher.
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HONEY looks to GROUPIE in a sea of cheering FANS. He is
finishing up carving HONEY's initials "H.W." in his
forehead with a pop-top beer can tab.
.and for me, Cecil B. DeMented!
But will it...make me a legend?
(Looking out at PRESS,
SWAT TEAMS and COPS as
they advance toward him
and then to HONEY)
You will be the eternal flame of
HONEY's eyes glaze over in cult madness.
I'm.. . ready for my closeup,
RAVEN dabs HONEY's hair with gasoline from can. FIDGET
painfully plays pocket pool and lights the torch.
CECIL B. DEMENTED, YOU HAVE
SIXTY SECONDS. ABANDON YOUR
FILM OR WE WILL SHOOT TO KILL!
FANS roar their approval while ENEMIES jeer.
(On wheelchair, clutching
her wounds, bleeding)
(Crying in happiness)
PETIE runs to mark the take.
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The Martini shot...
HONEY smiles nostalgically at the mention of her
(Coughs up blood)
(Snapping into character)
CELLULUNATICS AND CINEMA
HONEY tips her head out of PAM's frame and CHERISH sets
HONEY's hair on fire with one quick touch of the torch.
HONEY's hair goes up in flames as she gives the
performance of a lifetime as LEWIS pushes PAM on the
wheelchair and they film their most technically
MAKE GOOD MOVIES OR DIE!
FANS go wild, screaming their approval.
GROUPIE vainly tries to light his own hair on fire with
a lighter but it doesn't really work.
CECIL'S ENEMIES stare at HONEY's hair ablaze in shock.
SWAT TEAMS' mouths fall open in stunned amazement.
FIDGET'S PARENTS and PSYCHIATRIST watch in horror.
CECIL watches from stretcher in pride and amazement and
motions for PETIE and FIDGET to put him down.
(Foaming slightly at the
mouth but deliriously happy)
CUT! CUT! CUT!
FIDGET quickly steps forward and extinguishes flames
from HONEY's hair with fire extinguisher.
(Crawling from stretcher)
That, fellow Sprocket Holes,
is a wrap!
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HONEY, charred and still sizzling, smiles weakly and
feels her almost bald head.
SWAT TEAM CAPTAIN takes aim with rest of SHARPSHOOTERS.
Instantly PAM is shot dead by SWAT TEAM SHARPSHOOTER and
her camera falls to ground.
(Defiantly to SWAT TEAMS as they
throw tear gas at warring mob
PRINCIPLE PHOTOGRAPHY HAS BEEN
FIDGET, RAVEN, CHARDONNAY, LEWIS, PAM, CHERISH and PETIE
look at one another in stunned disbelief.
You mean ...we can fuck?
(Dying but still horny,
From here to Timbuktu!
LEWIS grabs CHARDONNAY, RAVEN beckons to HEAVY METAL FAN
B in audience, PETIE eyes a TOM OF FINLAND TYPE who
nervously cruises back, and FIDGET plunges both hands
deep in the fly of his pants. Their partners struggle
to climb up on roof and everybody begins to make love.
HONEY looks hornily to GROUPIE below but he is being
beaten up by JOCKS A, B & C as he desperately tries to
struggle up to her. HONEY sighs in sexual frustration.
CHERISH runs to dying CECIL, unzips his pants and mounts
COPS and SWAT TEAMS freeze in utter horror at the sudden
FIDGET'S PARENTS lower their eyes at seeing FIDGET in
deliriously happy orgasm alone as PSYCHIATRIST eagerly
NEWS TEAMS beat each other up to get better camera
SPROCKET HOLES reach orgasm together as the FANS cheer
through the tear gas.
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Just after CHERISH and CECIL reach orgasm, CHERISH is
shot dead in the forehead by SWAT TEAM A who leaps to
roof of manager's office from helicopter.
HONEY sees CHERISH's death, grabs PAM's camera from the
ground and hurls it at SWAT TEAM MEMBER A and hits him
in the head. He staggers backwards, drops his gun, and
falls off roof where FANS refuse to catch him and he
lands with a thud.
SPROCKET HOLES leap up from lovemaking to escape but are
shot again and again, badly outnumbered.
FIDGET'S MOM and DAD grab PSYCHIATRIST and run for their
lives, crying in despair.
FIDGET sees his PARENTS in distance and jumps off roof
to follow and is safely caught by CECIL FANS.
LEWIS looks into cheering FANS' faces and suddenly jumps
from concession stand roof with changing bag into mob of
FANS and removes exposed film from PAM's camera.
SWAT TEAM MEMBER B jumps from high roof of manager's
office to concession stand roof pointing an AR15 at
I seen what you did, you
HONEY looks through the tear gas below to see GROUPIE
suddenly battling himself free from JOCKS A, B & C. He
bravely beckons HONEY to jump.
CECIL disengages CHERISH's dead body up and off of him
and seeing HONEY in danger crawls painfully to Pam's
You're under arrest, Honey
HONEY leaps from roof into mob of FANS and lands safely
in GROUPIE's arms. They immediately begin to kiss in
SWAT B shoots GROUPIE from atop roof and kills him.
HONEY cries out at his death and panics as SWAT TEAM
MEMBERS move in on her pointing high-powered rifles.
FANS and ENEMIES scatter, abandoning her.
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CECIL lunges for dropped gun of SWAT TEAM A and shoots
SWAT B dead, struggles aboard dolly and nods to FIDGET
to douse him with gas.
HONEY looks for help but she is suddenly all alone.
CECIL pushes himself forward on wheelchair dolly,
gaining speed and begins laughing maniacally.
FIDGET flicks lit match on CECIL as he rolls by and
CECIL ignites like a Buddhist monk.
(Flying through the air off
roof in wheelchair, towards
SWAT TEAM below)
I H-A-A-A-V-V-V-V-E-E-E-E A
CECIL smashes into SWAT TEAM and they go up in flames,
saving HONEY in the nick of time.
HONEY sees BALTIMORE CITY POLICE, MARYLAND STATE
TROOPERS, more SWAT TEAMS, local and national PRESS
TEAMS, all running towards her with guns and camera
equipment. She turns away, pulls out compact and sees
her smeared makeup. She looks for RAVEN to touch her up
and spots her being hustled away by SATANIST-TYPE FANS
outside concession stand moments before the plate glass
windows are shattered by police gunfire.
PETIE is jumped and arrested by special SWAT TEAM
wearing rubber gloves and surgical masks. PETIE laughs
and moans in S & M pleasure as he tries to grope an
especially macho MEMBER OF SWAT TEAM.
HONEY turns back to mob in front of her and gives them a
demented movie star grin.
167. BENGIES DRIVE-IN MARQUEE. Out front of theater. 167.
FIDGET struggles to climb up marquee to search for his
PARENTS but he doesn't see them. He angrily starts
throwing down letters as weapons at fleeing cars,
smashing the window of bleeding, injured JOCKS A, B &
168. INTERIOR DRIVE-IN. 168.
LEWIS and CHARDONNAY, carrying film cans, climb into the
trunk of CECIL FAN A's car and escape with the final
169. Cut back to BENGIES DRIVE-IN MARQUEE. 169.
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With only a few letters left on the marquee, FIDGET
re-arranges them to read T-H-E- E-N-O before a SWAT TEA,
bullet tears into him. FIDGET falls and lands on the
hood of his PARENTS' car as they exit the drive-in.
(Injured badly, but alive)
Hi Mom, hi Dad.
FIDGET'S MOM and DAD'S eyes light up in parental love.
170. INTERIOR BENGIES DRIVE-IN. 170.
HONEY, bald, bleeding, and burned, sees RAVEN and their
eyes lock in friendship as RAVEN escapes into SATANIST
FAN's car. RAVEN happily gives HONEY the extended index
and little finger satanic sign and then turns it into a
thumbs-up gesture of the future.
HONEY blows RAVEN a kiss and then looks back at the
CROWD in confusion and begins her long mad walk to
paddy-wagon through FANS, ENEMIES, MOVIE AGENTS,
LAWYERS, NEWS TEAMS, and dumbfounded LAW ENFORCEMENT
OFFICERS who all want something from HONEY. As the
soundtrack swells triumphantly over the din of jeers,
applause, career advice, legal strategies and requests
for autographs and interviews, HONEY begins to smile in
full movie star insanity and waves and blows kisses to
the CROWD as if she just won the Oscar.