Monday, October 01, 2007

Deleted Scene: Boogie Nights, Going Home

Dirk visits his parents house & finds Sheryl Lynn. The Sheryl Lynn dialogue/exchange here is much different than the version in PTA's final shooting script.

 

               INT.  DIRK'S CORVETTE - MOVING - NIGHT

               HOLD CU.  ON DIRK.  He's driving fast.  Paranoid and freaked.

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               INT. STREET/OUTSIDE LOS ANGELES - DAWN (LATER)

               Dirk's car is out of gas.  He pushes the car off the main 
               boulevard and down a side street.

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               EXT. SIDE STREET - THAT MOMENT

               Dirk pushes his car down a small cul-de-sac, hops in and 
               pulls the emergency brake.

               He looks around a moment.  HOLD.  CAMERA DOLLIES IN CLOSE ON 
               HIS FACE.  He looks at the street signs.

               OVERHEAD ANGLE, INTERSECTION, THAT MOMENT

               Dirk walks to the middle of the intersection and looks up at 
               the sign posts.

               ANGLE, STREET POST.

               It reads, "Troost Street."

               ANGLE, DIRK

               He recognizes this.                  

               He walks down the Troost Street, looking at the houses.  
               CAMERA FOLLOWS BEHIND HIM.  He walks a full two blocks down, 
               stops.

               ANGLE, DIRK'S PARENTS HOUSE.  It looks just the same.  The 
               SUN IS ABOUT TO COME UP.

               A PAPERBOY rides past and throws the paper, hitting Dirk in 
               the head.  He hesitates, then walks up the steps;

               CAMERA MOVES IN SLOWLY ON THE DOOR, LANDS IN A CU.  OVER HIS 
               SHOULDER.  He knocks.  Moments later...the door opens;

               A young woman in a bathrobe with a BABY on her hip opens the 
               door.  This is SHERYL LYNN, who we met earlier.

                                     SHERYL LYNN
                         Yes?

                                     DIRK
                         ....hello.

                                     SHERYL LYNN
                         Can I help you?

               BEAT.

                                     SHERYL LYNN
                         Eddie...?  Eddie.

               Dirk hesitates a moment, then recognizes Sheryl Lynn.

                                     DIRK
                         ...what are you doing here?  Where's 
                         my mother?

                                     SHERYL LYNN
                         Eddie, I haven't, no one has heard 
                         of you...where did you go?

                                     DIRK
                         ...I'm looking for my mother...I'm 
                         looking for my father and mother.

                                     SHERYL LYNN
                         Eddie, honey...my God...you just...

                                     DIRK
                         What are you in this house?  I don't 
                         want to see you, I want my mother.                  

                                     SHERYL LYNN
                         I live here, now.  With my husband.

                                     DIRK
                         Where's my mom?

                                     SHERYL LYNN
                         You should come in --

               BEAT.  HOLD CU.  ON DIRK.

                                     DIRK
                         No....no.  Jesus Christ, I know what 
                         you're gonna say --

                                     SHERYL LYNN
                         Eddie, I can tell you what happened, 
                         just let me tell you inside here --

                                     DIRK
                         Just tell me.  Just tell me.

                                     SHERYL LYNN
                         They passed...last December --

               The baby starts to cry.  Dirk doesn't move;

                                     DIRK
                         ...how...?

                                     SHERYL LYNN
                         Eddie, come inside right now, please.

                                     DIRK
                         YOU TELL ME, LADY.

                                     SHERYL LYNN
                         There was no way to find you, to get 
                         in touch with you.  To tell you all 
                         these things --

                                     DIRK
                         TELL ME RIGHT NOW, YOU.

                                     SHERYL LYNN
                         Eddie, it was at night and it was 
                         raining and there was a man and he 
                         was speeding and he was drunk and 
                         they didn't --                  

                                                                  FLASH ON:

               EXT.  INTERSECTION - NIGHT

               It's raining.  A little Station Wagon enters the intersection 
               with the right of way but is IMMEDIATELY AND POWERFULLY 
               CRUNCHED by a SPEEDING MALIBU that barrels into the 
               intersection.

               The STATION WAGON is THROWN fifty yards away.  A HORN blows...

               CAMERA DOES A SLOW DOLLY IN TOWARDS THE STATION WAGON.  Dirk's 
               mother and father are SOAKED IN BLOOD.

               CAMERA DOES A SLOW DOLLY IN TOWARDS THE SPEEDING MALIBU.  
               Half in/half through the windshield of this car is JOHNNY 
               DOE.

                                                    QUICK FADE OUT, CUT TO:

               EXT. DIRK'S HOUSE/TORRANCE - THAT MOMENT

               Back to the scene.  HOLD ON DIRK.

                                     SHERYL LYNN
                         It was just some drunk kid, Eddie.

                                     DIRK
                         -- Why do you live here?

                                     SHERYL LYNN
                         My husband and I bought this house.

                                     DIRK
                         Why?  Why did you do that?

                                     SHERYL LYNN
                         Eddie, please --

                                     DIRK
                         This is my house.  THIS IS MY HOUSE.  
                         What the fuck?  What the fuck are 
                         you doing here?  I don't want to see 
                         you, I need to see my mother.  I 
                         want my mother.

               Dirk breaks down, crying and screaming.  Sheryl Lynn helps 
               him up.                  

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               INT. SHERYL LYNN'S HOUSE - MOMENTS LATER

               CAMERA HOLDS IN THE KITCHEN.  Sheryl Lynn makes breakfast 
               with the baby on her hip.  Her HUSBAND sits nearby in his 
               bathrobe, watching the situation and keeping quiet.

               Dirk is on the phone in the living room.  WE HEAR ONLY MUFFLED 
               BITS FROM HIS CONVERSATION.

                                     DIRK
                              (into phone)
                         ....Scotty.  It's 
                         Dirk...yeah...yeah...
                              (beat)
                         Lemme talk to him...Reed...yeah.  
                         yeah.
                              (beat)
                         are you sure....?  Yeah, okay...in a 
                         little...

               Dirk hangs up, looks at Sheryl Lynn and her husband.

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               EXT. SHERYL LYNN'S HOUSE - MOMENTS LATER - MORNING

               Sheryl Lynn gives Dirk a hug good-bye.  The Husband backs 
               his station wagon out of the garage and Dirk gets in.

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               EXT. TORRANCE GAS STATION - MOMENTS LATER

               The Husband hands Dirk some money -- Dirk hands some money 
               to the Gas Station Attendant -- Dirk pumps some Gas into a 
               Fuel Can -- Dirk gets back into the station wagon --

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