Mike's Sketches

 

Quick Pesos

Scene: Opening shot is a large white van with no rear windows pulling into an empty parking lot.† There is a title that lets us know we are somewhere in Mexico.† The van comes to a stop, then pauses and moves 15 feet forward, then pauses and moves again.† This continues five or six times.

 

Driver:† (to passenger) Okay just play it cool and everything will work out

 

Passenger: Alright cool and calm

 

The van pulls forward one more time

 

Driver: (speaking toward the open window)† Howís it going sir?...pause...Weíre just coming back from spring break...pause...Bay Area, Palo Alto to be specific

 

Passenger:† San Diego

 

Driver:† Hereís our paper work...pause...No its my momís car, she let me borrow it for the trip...pause...Nothing really, just our clothes and some our sleeping bags, its actually pretty empty back there

 

Passenger:† No, no drugs or weapons.

 

Driver:† Actually were kind of a in a hurry, I promised my mom Iíd be back an hour ago...pause... I know thatís not your fault, but if you could just let us skip the inspection so we could get back....pause...Listen man thereís nothing back there....pause....Sure go check with you supervisor, see if I care

 

Passenger: (to driver)† Dude, he knows

 

Driver:† I know, were so fucked

 

Passenger:† Lets just go through

 

Driver: I dunno, we could get chased

 

Passenger:† They wonít chase us, I see this all the time on Cops, just go around the gate

 

Driver: Alright

 

The van starts moving again, the driver pushes a tape into the stereo.

 

Cassette: Hey get back here! (yelling)† SIRONS

 

Driver:†† There after us man!

 

Passenger: Step on it!

 

The van accelerates fast and then makes a series of turns all around the empty parking lot.

 

Driver: Hereís our one chance to get rid of them, Iíll pull over

 

Passenger: Do it

 

The van comes to a quick stop and the guys get out of the front.† As they run to the back they fire a cap gun and smear blood on their shirts.

 

Driver: Iíve been shot.

 

Passenger:† Lets just let them get to freedom.

 

They open the back of the van and family of Mexican immigrants go running out.

 

Driver:† Andole! Andole! Va!

 

The immigrants scatter away as fast as possible.† The two guys pull out a wad of cash and start counting it.

 

Driver: (to passenger)† That was a good one

 

Passenger:† Yeah, Iíd do this for free

 

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