INT. DIRK'S CORVETTE - MOVING - NIGHT HOLD CU. ON DIRK. He's driving fast. Paranoid and freaked. CUT TO: 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. CUT TO: 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. CUT TO: 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. CUT TO: 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. CUT TO: 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 -- CUT TO:
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.