INT. BAKERSFIELD DENNY'S - NIGHT (LATER) Becky is sitting at the counter. A few seats over from her is an OLDER MAN (late 60s). He dressed in an old grey suit and tie. OLDER MAN Are you alright, ma'am? BECKY What? OLDER MAN Are you going to be alright? You seem....you've been sitting there. A while now. And I want to know if you're going to be alright. BECKY Yes. HOLD. Becky looks down. OLDER MAN Do you want to order something? A bowl of soup? BECKY My friend was supposed to come here and get me, but he hasn't come. OLDER MAN Yes. Well why don't you let me buy you some soup while you wait for your friend? BECKY No. No. I'm not hungry. OLDER MAN You seem hurt and lost. I'm an old man so I see this, and, knowing that I don't have much time left to live on this earth, it hurts my heart to see people in pain -- more than it did when I was young, because then I didn't care. I was a cold young man, But now, in age, I have a desire to help -- because I'd like to think that I've done good things in my life. BECKY Why? OLDER MAN To be good. To do good deeds. Maybe; Well. To make up for things that I have done in the past. Maybe I've done things that weren't good...so now I try to do the opposite. Do you see? BECKY Yes. The Older Man reaches into his pockets, takes out a quarter and places it on the counter in front of Becky. OLDER MAN Why don't you try calling your friend? (beat) You should call your friend, to see where he is and when he'll be here for you. BECKY I don't think he cares. I think he might have lied to me. OLDER MAN Maybe not. Maybe something happened that was beyond his control. BECKY Maybe. OLDER MAN Use the quarter, young lady. BECKY Thank you. Becky takes the quarter and walks to the pay phone. INT. DIRK'S APARTMENT - THAT MOMENT Dirk is sitting in the kitchen, smoking his coke pipe. The PHONE RINGS. CAMERA DOLLIES IN ON DIRK. He watches the phone ring and ring and ring. Finally, it stops. Dirk stands up, walks to the front window in the apartment. He pushes the curtains to the side, and looks out. HOLD. He puts his ear to the window, then closes the curtains and walks back to the kitchen area. CUT TO: INT. DENNY'S - MOMENTS LATER Becky is sitting in a booth across from the Older Man. She's crying. BECKY I don't know where to go. I don't have anywhere to go, I can't get anywhere. OLDER MAN It's alright. It's alright, young lady. BECKY I'm so sorry to make you hear this. OLDER MAN I want to help you. BECKY No, I can't. OLDER MAN You need help. You need someplace to sleep and to wash. You can't stay here. I want to help you. BECKY You're a nice man. OLDER MAN Listen to me a moment, please. Please. Look up at me; I'm trying to do things. Like I told you before. Let me help you. He stands and holds a hand out to her. She reaches for his hand. EXT. BAKERSFIELD RETIREMENT HOME - NIGHT Becky and the Older Man walk a path up to a small retirement home on a small, suburban street. CUT TO: INT. RETIREMENT HOME - THAT MOMENT They enter, make a beeline for some stairs. A NURSE spots them; NURSE Mr. Brown...Mr. Brown you can't bring visitors in here.. Mr. Brown. Becky and Mr. Brown walk past the Nurse and up the stairs. CUT TO: INT. MR BROWN'S ROOM - LATER Mr. Brown sets Becky up in a chair near a window. He brings her a blanket and tucks her in like a child, then climbs into his own bed. BECKY Thank you. MR. BROWN You'd do the same for me. CAMERA DOES A SLOW DOLLY IN ON MR. BROWN as he falls asleep.
Monday, October 01, 2007
Deleted Scene: Boogie Nights, Becky & Mr. Brown
A nice elderly man befriends Becky after Dirk fails to show up.