Monday, October 01, 2007

Deleted Scene: Boogie Nights, Party Boys

              

               EXT.  DIRK'S APARTMENT/DRIVEWAY - NEXT MORNING

               Dirk, Reed, Scotty J. and Todd are standing out front 
               surveying the damage on the Corvette.

                                     REED
                         How fast were you going

                                     DIRK
                         Fuck, I dunno.  Ninety.

                                     SCOTTY J.
                         Ninety miles an hour?

                                     DIRK
                         Shit, yeah.  I'm lucky I'm not dead.

                                     REED
                         This is a lot of damage.

                                     DIRK
                         I gotta get it fixed.  I gotta fix 
                         this.

                                     REED
                         It's driveable.

                                     DIRK
                         It's not driveable, look at it.

                                     REED
                         It works, Dirk.

                                     DIRK
                         You can't just drive a Corvette down 
                         the street looking like this, Reed.  
                         C'mon, man.  Be reasonable.

                                     REED
                         How you gonna pay for it?  We got 
                         other things to pay for that --

                                     DIRK
                         -- I'll find a way to pay for it.  
                         This is top priority, Reed: This car 
                         has got to get fixed.

                                     TODD
                         This could be like two - three 
                         thousand dollars worth of damage 
                         here, Dirk.                  

                                     DIRK
                         So?

                                     TODD
                         I dunno.

               BEAT.  Dirk paces around the car, frustrated.  HOLD, THEN:

                                                                    CUT TO:

               EXT. PARTY BOYS STRIP CLUB - ESTABLISHING SHOT - NIGHT

               An old, run down strip joint in North Hollywood.  The sign 
               out front reads: "DANCERS NIGHTLY -- SHOW STARTS 7:00 -- NO 
               COVER CHARGE"

                                                                    CUT TO:

               INT. BACKSTAGE DRESSING ROOM/STRIP CLUB - THAT MOMENT

               Dirk and Reed are standing with MUTRIX (black guy, late 40s) 
               the Manager of the strip club.  Todd is there, dressed in a 
               JAZZERCISE OUTFIT, applying make-up to his face.

                                     MUTRIX
                         Alright, I'm gonna give you a test 
                         shot tonight 'cause it's a slow mover 
                         and besides that Todd says you're 
                         alright....

                                     TODD
                         Dirk was one of the biggest porn 
                         stars in the world, Mutrix --

                                     MUTRIX
                         That's what I understand.  And for 
                         tonight, I'll go with you -- for you --
                              (to Reed)
                         ...you're a little big for what I'm 
                         looking for right now.  Maybe if 
                         everything works out, we can talk in 
                         a couple of weeks or so when my guy 
                         Jerry goes on vacation --

                                     REED
                         Alright.

                                     MUTRIX
                         Now -- you -- Dirk.  Get dressed up.

                                     DIRK
                         Thank you, Mr. Mutrix.

               Mutrix exits.  Dirk starts getting dressed in a Cowboy Outfit.

                                     TODD
                         Great.  I knew everything would work 
                         out.

                                     DIRK
                         Thanks, Todd.

                                     TODD
                         No problem.  You alright?

                                     DIRK
                         I'm gonna dance, dance, dance, man.

                                     TODD
                         Just work it and work it for as long 
                         as the song lasts.  We'll go on 
                         together if you want.  I'll take the 
                         right stage, you take the left.

                                                                    CUT TO:

               INT. STAGE/STRIP CLUB - MOMENTS LATER

               A dancer finishes his set and exits the stage.  The crowd is 
               mostly horny businessmen.  They applaud lightly.

               Reed emerges from backstage and takes a seat in the audience.

               A KAJAGOOGOO/WHAM!/POINTER SISTERS mix plays on the speakers 
               in the nightclub and Todd and Dirk make their entrance.  
               They start their dancing and stripping.

               ANGLE, TWO DRUNK MEN IN THE AUDIENCE

               They watch Dirk and start laughing to themselves.  These two 
               drunk men are -- JERRY (Buck's boss from the stereo store) 
               and RONNIE (Becky's old boy-friend).  They begin to point 
               and laugh.  Dirk notices them but tries to ignore their 
               comments. 
                                     JERRY
                         ...fuckin' donkey dick...

                                     RONNIE
                         Jesus.  That's the dumbest, biggest 
                         looking dick I've ever seen.

                                     JERRY
                         "Get the fork-life, I gotta take a 
                         pee."

               Dirk dances over to them.  In this moment, the three of them 
               all recognize each other.

                                     DIRK
                         Hey.  Why don't you guys shut-up?  
                         I'm dancin' here.

                                     RONNIE
                         Fuck you, asshole -- hey -- wait a 
                         minute -- I know you.  I know you -- 
                         you karate kicked me at Hot Traxx 
                         that time --

               Reed and Todd see the scene and come over.  Ronnie and Jerry 
               are now up and ready in fighting position.

                                     JERRY
                         You got a problem, Donkey-Kong?

                                     DIRK
                         Yeah, I do.  Keep yer mouth shut 
                         when I'm dancin'.

                                     RONNIE
                         FUCK YOU, KID.  I'm gonna get some 
                         pack-back - YOU LITTLE FUCKER --

               Ronnie JUMPS on stage and starts to fight with Dirk.  Jerry 
               goes for Reed and Todd.  One thing leads to another and 
               they're all on the ground, kicking, scratching and punching 
               each other.

               Bouncers and Mutrix break it up.  Mutrix yells to Todd, Dirk, 
               Reed;

                                     MUTRIX
                         You three idiots get the fuck outta 
                         here.  GET OUT, GET THE FUCK OUT.  
                         YOU'RE FIRED.  FIRED.  FIRED.  THE 
                         FUCK OUTTA MY PLACE.

                                                                CUT TO BLACK.

                

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