EXT. CUL-DE-SAC - MOMENTS LATER The Husband drops Dirk off at his car and leaves -- Dirk puts gas into his car -- Dirk starts it up and drives away -- CUT TO: INT. DIRK'S CORVETTE - MOVING - LATER Dirk is driving in MORNING TRAFFIC on the 405. HOLD ON HIS FACE. He breaks down in tears. CUT TO: INT. JACK'S HOUSE - MORNING (LATER) CAMERA holds on the hallway that looks towards the front door. It opens slowly and Dirk steps inside. He takes his sunglasses off and stands a moment. OC we hear some noises coming from the kitchen. Sounds of someone cooking something. The SOUND from the television is sports commentary from the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. A few moments pass and Jack enters the HALLWAY and FRAME. Jack and Dirk stand a moment, looking at each other in silence. Dirk looks down, fiddles with his sunglasses. DIRK Can you please help me? HOLD. CUT TO: INT. JACK'S OFFICE - MOMENTS LATER CAMERA holds on Jack, listening to Dirk, who remains OC. DIRK I feel like I've done bad things, oh man...I've been...if I've been mean, I'm so sorry. I'm so sad to be...to have been mean or cruel or stupid -- all of these things, I know. But in me, my heart, I still have things left to give. Maybe before I didn't know how to love or be good back to people who were that to me -- but I have love to give. I do. I do. I wanna be happy and have fun, cause I'm not having fun anymore. But I used to. And I love you. ...and I have no excuses to give you.... I wouldn't say 'em even if I did. Please, Jack, forgive me...I took things and didn't give back and for that I'm so sorry... I know that I'm a nice person. I know I'm nice. I love people. Please believe me. Please understand and see that I have love in my heart and I have kindness to give...still...left in me. In my insides, I do. Give me something to return...back...to all those...I just want to be forgiven for being dumb...and stupid and mean and cruel and all these things I've done, I'm so-fucking-sorry-I'm-so- fucking-sorry. Jack stands, crosses the room and holds Dirk in his arm. JACK It's alright, boy. DIRK I don't know if my dick can do it. I put so much -- so much shit in my body -- I just don't know -- I fucked it up -- the one special thing I had -- I don't know if I can ever get it again -- JACK Shhhhh. Shhhh. Shhhh. Be quiet now. I'll take care of you. CUT TO BLACK:
Monday, October 01, 2007
Deleted Scene: Boogie Nights, Reconciliation
A very different version of Dirk apologizing to Jack with a lengthy speech by Dirk that echoes dialogue from Magnolia.