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DOOR05   23' DOOR TO ADVENTURE: episode: the big heist

INT NIGHT WIDE: DORMAN'S MIDDLE SCHOOL GYMNASIUM

(several kids on the dance floor gyrate to the latest pop song
of the DJ, zoom in on Dorman and Dorah enjoying dancing and each
other's company, suddenly both stop dancing, stand erect as if
listening)

                            DORMAN

Did you get that?

                             DORAH

Yeah.

(exiting)

Just when I was starting to have fun.

                            DORMAN

We both got the call at the same time.

(follows)

I wonder if we're working together on this one.

                             DORAH

Me too.

EXT NIGHT WIDE: BUSHES OUTSIDE THE GYMNASIUM

                             DORAH

(enters frame, looks both ways, opens virtual door)

Wouldn't it be nice if we had a Friday off once in a while?

                            DORMAN

(follows, looks both ways, opens virtual door)

Dream on. I'll see you back here if we finish before the end of
the dance.

(both exit)

INT NIGHT WIDE: HARDWARE STORE

(Dorah enters through virtual door, closes it, looks around in
the semi-darkness, sees shattered glass from the main entry door
strewn all over the floor, sees burglar alarm red light
blinking, hears buzzer buzzing repeatedly, hears a police siren
and sees blue and red flashing lights approaching in the
distance)

                             DORAH

That's odd!

(to door)

You usually bring me to a crime scene BEFORE the crime is
committed. The robber already left and the police are already on
their way. There's nothing for me to do here.

(pauses as the store owner's car drives into the lot behind the
police car and both get out)

Well, I have faith in you. You know what you're doing. I guess
I'll just hide and listen for some clues.

(exits through virtual door, opens a three-inch square door and
puts her ear to the opening as Cop and Owner approach the
shattered door)

                              COP

Who are you?

                             OWNER

I own this store. The alarm company called. What's going on?

                              COP

It looks like a burglary, but it looks like we're too late.

(enters store through broken door, points pistol in all
directions)

You wait outside until I make sure the building is safe.

(shouts, points pistol down each aisle)

Police. Come out with your hands up.

(finally pushes against back door, but finds it's locked,
holsters pistol)

Okay, the building is clear. Turn off the alarm, please.

                             OWNER

(enters, pokes number pad, alarm ceases)

Who would break into a hardware store? I've been here ten years
and there's never been a break-in.

                              COP

It's Friday. Maybe the burglar thought you had money from a full
week of sales in your safe.

                             OWNER

(approaches cash register)

No. I never leave any money in the store, except for the loose
change.

(opens cash drawer)

Looks like they didn't even touch that.

                              COP

(waves)

Well, look around, he must have stolen something.

                             OWNER

(pauses while examining the merchandise, points to an empty box
on the floor)

                             OWNER

Looks like they took an electric screwdriver.

(points to wall mounted hand tools)

The bolt cutter! It was my last one. And it's gone.

(strolls, examines)

                              COP

(writes on pad)

Electric screwdriver, bolt cutter. Anything else?

                             OWNER

(points, approaches paint cans)

The door to the cans of spray paint have been pried open.

(counts paint cans)

Black. One can of black spray paint.

Isn't that odd? How dumb do you have to be to risk going to jail
for a three-dollar can of spray paint?

                              COP

(writes)

One can, black spray paint.

Anything else?

                             OWNER

(looks down the aisles)

I don't think so. I'll do a complete inventory, but I just
straightened all the shelves before I left the store tonight and
there's nothing else out of place.

                           VOICEOVER

(radio)

Able nine, Able nine, dispatcher calling.

                              COP

(backs away)

Sorry, I have an emergency call, you be sure to come down to the
precinct and fill out a report, huh?

(turns, hurries to car, talks into shoulder mounted radio)

On my way. What's the address?

(Dorah closes 3-inch square door)

EXT NIGHT WIDE: BAKERY LOADING DOCK

(Dorman enters through virtual door, sees racks of bread and
buns strewn on the dock as a bread delivery van speeds away from
dock and around the corner with squealing wheels, in the
distance, sees red and blue blinking lights approaching)

                            DORMAN

I'm too late! What is going on?!

(exits through virtual door, opens a three-inch square door and
puts ear to the opening, listens as police car drives up, Cop2
exits car and manager exits bakery)

                              COP2

I thought you said this was a grand theft auto. This looks like
vandalism.

                            MANAGER

It was a grand theft auto! The thief stole my delivery truck!

                              COP2

(waves at bread)

What's all this?

                            MANAGER

The thief emptied the truck before he stole it!

                              COP2

That's the dumbest thing I ever heard!

                            MANAGER

That's what I said when I saw him doing it...

(points to CCTV camera overhead)

on the television monitor!

                              COP2

Did he steal anything besides the truck?

                            MANAGER

No!

                              COP2

Then why did he empty it?

                            MANAGER

I have no idea.

(Dorman closes the three-inch square door)

INT NIGHT WIDE: GUN SHOP

(Dorah enters through virtual door, then closes it and sees the
smashed glass from the front door strewn on the floor, the metal
security fence covering the door and windows has a man-sized
hole chopped in it, hears alarm panel buzzing and sees blinking
red light, then she hears the police siren and sees blinking
lights approaching)

                             DORAH

Mr Door, you have a lot of explaining to do! Aren't we supposed
to PREVENT crimes like this?

(exits through virtual door, opens a three-inch square door and
puts ear to the opening, listens as police car drives up, Cop
exits car as owner drives in)

                              COP

(points pistol in all directions)

It looks like we're too late AGAIN.

                             OWNER

Again? What do you mean?

                              COP

I just came from another break-in at the hardware store. The
burglar was in an out before I got there too.

                             OWNER

You think it's the same guy?

                              COP

Could be. I think we're dealing with a pro in both cases.

(draws weapon)

You wait outside until I make sure the building is safe.

(shouts through hold in door and fence, shouting at every aisle)

Police. Come out with your hands up.

(jump cut: pushes against back door, but finds it's locked,
holsters pistol, turns on lights, shouts)

Okay, the building is clear. Turn off the alarm, please.

(pulls out pad and pen)

Check the cash register and the safe, see if any money is
missing.

                             OWNER

I don't leave any money in the store.

                              COP

(writes)

Okay. Anything else missing?

                             OWNER

(points to mangled rifle mount on the wall)

My Remington thirty-aught-six with telescopic sight.

                              COP

(writes)

3 0 6 rifle with telescopic sight.

Anything else?

                             OWNER

(points to a drawer ajar below the mangled rifle mount)

One box of thirty-aught-six ammo.

                              COP

Box of shells.

Anything else?

                             OWNER

I don't see anything else. I don't understand this. The burglar
didn't even try to steal my most expensive collectors guns.

                              COP

This is just like my last break-in call. The burglar seemed to
know exactly what he wanted and that's all he took.  Doesn't
make any sense to me either.

                           VOICEOVER

(radio)

Able nine, Able nine, dispatcher calling.

                              COP

(backs away)

Sorry, I have an emergency call, you be sure to come down to the
precinct and fill out a report, huh?

(turns, hurries to car, talks into shoulder mounted radio)


On my way. What's the address?

(Dorah closes 3-inch square door)

INT NIGHT WIDE: CAMPING SUPPLY STORE

(Dorman enters through virtual door, then closes it and sees the
smashed glass from the front door strewn on the floor, hears the
police siren and sees blinking red and blue lights approaching)

                            DORMAN

Again? I don't understand this!

(exits through virtual door, opens a three-inch square door and
puts ear to the opening, listens as police car drives up, Cop2
exits car as owner drives up)

                              COP2

This is our fourth break-in in less than five minutes. I'm
pretty sure the burglar is already gone.

(draws pistol, backs toward store)

But let me clear the store before you come in.

(jump cut: after store is clear, alarm is off and lights are
turned on, Owner is bent over and examining cash register)

                              COP2

(takes out pad and paper)

Any money missing?

                             OWNER

No. I don't leave any money in the cash register after closing
time. And the safe hasn't been touched.

                              COP2

(writes)

No money missing.

Anything else missing?

                             OWNER

(points to a pile of harnesses and ropes strewn on the floor)

I'm not sure, but I think they stole some mountain climbing
ropes and harnesses.

(points to display case)

Oh, yeah, and some high intensity flashlights and some
batteries.

                              COP2

(writes)

Climbing ropes, harnesses, flashlights and batteries.

                             OWNER

What fool would risk going to jail for a hundred bucks worth of
merchandise?!

                              COP2

I don't know. This one's got me baffled.

                           VOICEOVER

(radio)

Able one two, Able one two, dispatcher calling.

                              COP2

(backs away)

Sorry, I have an emergency call, you be sure to come down to the
precinct and fill out a report, huh?

(turns, hurries to car, talks into shoulder mounted radio)

On my way. What's the address?

INT NIGHT WIDE: DRY CLEANER

(Dorah and Dorman enter at the same time through their virtual
doors, look at the shattered glass from the front door on the
floor)

                             DORAH

Another one!

                            DORMAN

You and I must me on the same case.

                             DORAH

All burglaries?

                            DORMAN

No money stolen?

                             DORAH

Inexpensive items taken?

                            DORMAN

When will we be allowed to catch the bad guy?!

                             DORAH

(points to the approaching red and blue blinking lights)

Let's listen to what this policeman has to say.

(they exit through virtual doors and open their own three-inch
square doors to listen as COP crouches to enter through broken
door with gun drawn)

                              COP

(shouts as he shines light in all directions)

Police. Come out with your hands up.

(jump cut: store is cleared, alarm is off, lights are on, Cop is
taking notes, owner holds up pink receipt)

Nothing else taken? Just a customer's security guard's uniform?

(jots)

                           VOICEOVER

(radio)

Able nine, Able nine, dispatcher calling.

                              COP

This is able nine.

                           VOICEOVER

I have another break-in call just two blocks from you. Can you
handle?

                              COP

(backs toward door, to owner)

Sorry, we've got a crime spree on our hands tonight. Got to go.

(to radio)

On my way. What's the address?

                           VOICEOVER

2 3 4 1 Oak Street. It's a break in at a chemical supply house.
The owner called right after the alarm came in and said he was
robbed at gun point.

The perps took a small tank of nitrous oxide and all the
ingredients necessary to make a bomb that would level a full
city block.

                              COP

Nitrous oxide?! What does that have to do with a bomb?

                           VOICEOVER

It doesn't. Nitrous oxide gas is used by dentists to put their
patients to sleep.

                              COP

(exiting)

This is the strangest night! None of these thefts make any
sense.

INT NIGHT WIDE: DORAH'S GARAGE

(Dorah and Dorman enter through virtual doors, Dorah opens door
to house, in the distance, Mother, Father and Sis are watching
television, Dorah makes a slight hissing sound, Mother turns,
rises and enters garage, closes door, speaks quietly, turning
occasionally to make sure noone else is listening)

                            MOTHER

What's going on? Why aren't you at the dance?

                             DORAH

We were both called on a case. But we don't know what's going
on. We need your help.

                            MOTHER

Tell me what you know.

                             DORAH

There's been a half dozen robberies all over the city, all
within about ten minutes.

                            DORMAN

But the robbers didn't take any money or anything really
expensive.

                            MOTHER

What did they take?

                             DORAH

This last one...

(points over shoulder)

at a dry cleaner, they only took a security guard's uniform.

                            DORMAN

(counts on fingers)

A tank of Nitrous Oxide and some bomb-making chemicals from a
chemical supply house.

                             DORAH

One rifle and some bullets from a gun shop.

                            DORMAN

An electric screw-driver, a can of black spray paint and a bolt
cutter from a hardware store.

                             DORAH

Some mountain climbing ropes and harnesses from a camping store.

                            DORMAN

A plasma torch from an equipment rental.

                            MOTHER

This happened to me when I was a doorkeeper. It was all the work
of one gang. They wanted to keep the police busy while they all
broke into a vault full of diamonds with some of the tools they
stole.

                             DORAH

So, you think they're going to use some of those things in the
big heist?

                            DORMAN

Heist?

(to Mother)

Your daughter is watching way too much television.

                            MOTHER

But she's got the right idea here. The plasma torch they stole
can cut through concrete and steal. We might be looking at
another diamond heist.

                            DORMAN

Yeah, but the bomb is what I'm afraid of.

                             DORAH

The rifle too.

                            MOTHER

When I was a doorkeeper, the robbers used a rifle to cause a
multi-car collision on the freeway to keep the police busy for
hours while the robbers casually empty the vault of ten million
dollars' worth of diamonds and made their getaway.

                             DORAH

What I don't understand is why the Door brought us to all the
crime scenes AFTER the robbers got away.

                            DORMAN

It's like he's letting them get away with it!

                            MOTHER

A big robbery like this has to be carefully planned. The
mastermind behind my big robbery wasn't involved in any of the
little robberies or the accident on the freeway. He wasn't even
involved with the break-in at the diamond merchant's office. He
hired some low-lifes to do his dirty work for him.

                             DORAH

So, the Door is waiting for us to catch the low-lifes handing
over the stolen merchandise to the mastermind?

                            DORMAN

That way the police could catch them all at once!

                            MOTHER

That's the way it looks to me.

                            DORMAN

You think that's why the Door assigned both of us to this HEIST?

                            MOTHER

No. I think that ONE of you could do this with the Door's help.
I think the reason the Door assigned a second doorkeeper is to
keep people safe during the diversion.

                            DORMAN

The diversion?

                            MOTHER

The bomb could be the diversion in this case. I think the
mastermind behind these robberies designed the bomb blast to be
very loud and very visible in order to get the police looking in
the wrong direction during the big robbery. But a lot of people
could get killed or injured during the big bang. One of you has
to keep them safe while the other one brings the robbers and the
mastermind to justice.

(points)

So, get to it!

(Dorman and Dorah open virtual doors and step through)

                             DORAH

Thanks, Mom.

(all of the following actions of the thugs is well choreographed
and rehearsed)

EXT NIGHT OVERHEAD: MERCANTILE GOLD GROUP REAR ENTRANCE

(Dorman enters through the virtual door and stands on the edge
of the flat roof of the boiler room and looks down over the edge
toward the back alley as one thug stands on the shoulders of the
other to spray paint the surveillance video camera that was
focused on the steel door)

INT NIGHT WIDE: MERCANTILE GOLD GROUP MAIN DESK SECURITY STATION

(a security guard sits at the desk playing solitaire when one of
the video screens turns black, he smacks the monitor on both
sides, checks the wires, then turns toward the stack of
recorders and wiggles wires)

EXT NIGHT OVERHEAD: MERCANTILE GOLD GROUP REAR ENTRANCE

(top thug dismounts and, using the stolen bolt cutter, he snips
the padlock from the slide-bolt lock on the door, tosses the
broken lock aside, then opens the door, both thugs enter)

INT NIGHT WIDE: MERCANTILE GOLD GROUP BOILER ROOM

(Dorman opens a three-inch square door to watch as the thugs
turn on stolen flash lights and run across the room and exit
through the door to the hallways beyond)

INT NIGHT WIDE: MERCANTILE GOLD GROUP MAIN DESK SECURITY STATION

(Dorman opens a three-inch square door just as the alarm panel
begins buzzing and blinking an intrusion alert behind him, guard
turns toward the alarm panel)

                             GUARD

What the...

(approaches alarm panel)

What is it now?!

(thugs enter the frame stealthily from behind, one puts the
guard in a head lock, the other thug puts an inhalation mask on
the guard and turns the valve on the stolen nitrous oxide tank,
a moment later, the guard falls asleep, one thug drags him out
of frame, the other thug removes his own coveralls revealing the
stolen security guard's uniform, he removes a hat from his
pocket and puts it on, then sits at the desk, reads the alarm
code from the heel of his hand and punches it into the alarm
panel, the blinking lights turn off. Moments later, two
policemen knock on the glass door, Thug unlocks and opens the
door.)

                             THUG

Something wrong, officers?

(gasps, hits self on forehead)

Oh! Don't tell me! I entered the wrong code into the alarm panel
again! Dang it! That's the second time I've done that! I entered
my home alarm code on this alarm panel! But I thought I
corrected it before the alarm timed out. I guess I didn't, huh?

                              COP

Apparently not.

                             THUG

The boss is going to fire me if I keep doing that! I'll be more
careful next time.

(opens door, motions)

You fellas want to come in?

                              COP

(backing away out of frame)

That won't be necessary. We've had a lot of alarm calls tonight.
We should get moving to the next one. Everything okay here?

                             THUG

Everything except my absent mind.

(slaps self on the side of his head as cops exit frame, pokes
cell phone keys, screen reads, GO TRUCK, exits frame running)

INT NIGHT WIDE: MERCANTILE GOLD GROUP DELIVERY DOCK

(Dorman opens a three-inch square door as Thug in uniform enters
from hallway, pushes UP switch, the roll-up garage door rises
and the stolen bread truck backs up to the dock, Thug closes the
roll-up door immediately, the back doors of the bread truck open
and the driver exits to the hallways pushing a four-wheeled cart
carrying two compressed gas tanks and the stolen plasma
generator, hoses, mask and torch, Thug follows)

INT NIGHT WIDE: MERCANTILE GOLD GROUP VAULT ROOM

(Dorman opens a three-inch square door and watches as one thug
lowers himself via stolen harness and ropes from a ceiling air
vent to the floor, he opens the double doors as the other two
thugs approach pushing the cart full of equipment into the room,
driver picks up the plasma torch and begins cutting a vertical
line into the side wall of the vault)

(Jump cut: Driver has made progress cutting a four-foot-square
hole in the side of the vault as sparks fly everywhere)

INT NIGHT OVER-THE-SHOULDER: EMPTY WAREHOUSE

(Dorah watches through a three-inch-square door as two thugs,
dressed in food service uniforms, busy themselves at separate
tables, one, wearing a surgical mask, pours and mixes the stolen
chemicals in a 5-gallon bucket while another thug solders wires
connecting a detonator and a cell phone)

                            DORMAN

(enters a virtual door behind Dorah, whispers)

What's happening on your end?

                             DORAH

(whispers)

The bomb is almost ready. How about you?

                            DORMAN

Your mom was right. The robbers stole all those items to use
them to steal something way bigger.

                             DORAH

What are they after?

                            DORMAN

Gold. Lots of it. They're torching their way through the walls
of a big vault in the Mercantile Gold Building. Guess how
they're hauling away all that gold.

                             DORAH

The stolen bread truck.

                            DORMAN

Bingo. The robbers look like they've been rehearsing this
robbery for weeks. They don't say a thing to each other, but
they know exactly what to do and when to do it.

                             DORAH

Well, if they're using a torch to cut through the vault, it
means that they won't be using this

(points)

bomb to blow it open. Looks like Mom was right. This bomb is
just going to be used to get the attention of the police so the
bad guys can make their get away.

                            DORMAN

It's hard for me to just stand by and let them do this robbery.

                             DORAH

Me too. I'm used to stopping the bad guys BEFORE they do bad
things.

                            DORMAN

What if we let them get away with it and we never find out who
the mastermind is?

                             DORAH

I shouldn't be the one to tell YOU this, but you need to put
your trust in the door.

                            DORMAN

You got me!

(points over shoulder)

Well, I've got to check on the safe crackers.

(steps through virtual door)

Be careful with that bomb. Remember the last time you were
around a bomb.

                             DORAH

(pulls a hank of hair)

If you don't mind, I'd rather forget. My hair just grew out.

INT NIGHT WIDE: MERCANTILE GOLD GROUP VAULT ROOM

(Dorman watches through a three-inch-square door as the driver
pushes a four wheeled cart stacked three feet high with gold
bars through the four-foot hole in the vault wall and out the
door, while the thug with him sends a text message, "TEAM ONE
EXIT")

INT NIGHT WIDE: MERCANTILE GOLD GROUP DELIVERY DOCK

(the roll-up door opens and the bread truck engine starts as the
gold-laden cart is wheeled into the back of the bread truck, the
truck exits the building as the back doors of the truck are
closing)

INT NIGHT OVER-THE-SHOULDER: EMPTY WAREHOUSE

(Dorah watches through a three-inch-square door as one thug
pokes two blasting caps into the semi-solid explosive, then
feeds the wire leads from the blasting caps through two
pre-drilled holes in the cover from the five-gallon bucket, then
covers the bucket, while the other thug solders the wires from
the detonator to alligator clips, then he slides the
detonator/cell phone inside his jacket and slides behind the
wheel of a pickup truck with a decal on the door that reads FOOD
SERVICE, while the other thug loads the five-gallon bucket into
the bed of the truck, then enters the passenger side of the
truck, both nod to each other, the driver sends the text
message: "TEAM TWO ROLLING", the roll-up garage door opens and
the truck engine starts as the doors of the truck are closing
and the truck exits)

EXT NIGHT WIDE: AIRPORT HANGAR

(Dorman watches through a three-inch-square door as Thug in
security uniform looks both ways, then cuts padlock off a steel
door with the stolen bolt cutter, opens it, lets in another thug
who opens the big doors revealing a DC3, while the other thud
motions to the driver, who enters frame driving the stolen bread
truck. A tow vehicle pulls the DC3 out to the tarmac as the
bread truck comes along side, then a limo drives up, the driver
exits and opens the door)

                            SNIDELY

(exits limo, laughing fiendishly)

I love it when a plan comes together!

(laughs fiendishly)

(All thugs load the gold bars from the truck through the side
door of the airplane.

                             THUG

(loading)

How you going to get all this gold out of here, Mr Snidely?

                            SNIDELY

Well, obviously, I'm going to fly it out of here. That's how
I'll get past the road blocks.

                             THUG

What I mean is,

(points over shoulder)

the air traffic controller in the control tower will see you
take-off in a stolen airplane.

                            SNIDELY

(to the driver of the bread truck)

Tony, show him how we're going to deal with the air traffic
controller in the control tower.

(driver disappears into the bread truck briefly, then returns
with the stolen deer rifle with scope)

                             THUG

You never said nothing about killing nobody!

                            SNIDELY

It doesn't concern you. As soon as you finish loading my gold,
you're out of here. Then the air traffic controller is MY
problem.

(laughs fiendishly)

EXT NIGHT WIDE: BASEBALL STADIUM DELIVERY DOCK

(Dorah enters through virtual door, closes it, looks around,
side-steps to a space between two stacks of wooden pallets,
watches as the FOOD SERVICE truck with the bucket-bomb in the
bed approaches, security guard enters frame, bends to look in
window, driver opens window, flashes a large official-looking
laminated pass on a laniard)

                            DRIVER

Snack bar ran out of mayonnaise AGAIN!

(laughs)

(guard silently looks at bucket, motions to driver toward the
dock, then exits frame casually writing on clipboard, driver
backs the truck up to the dock, passenger exits truck and pulls
out bucket and hand-truck, loads bucket onto hand truck, exits
frame with driver pushing the hand truck.)

INT NIGHT WIDE: BASEBALL STADIUM LUXURY SUITE

(Dorah watches through a three-inch-square door at end of
hallway as passenger thug wheels hand truck out of elevator and
across the aisle to the suite entrance, opens door, driver
enters first)

                            DRIVER

(shouts)

Delivery from food service.

(passenger thug wheels hand truck to storeroom, offloads the
bucket, then backs away, driver looks both ways, removed cell
phone/detonator from inside jacket, attaches alligator clips to
wires on bucket lid, flicks a switch, red light turns on, backs
away, closes storeroom door, both exit frame)

EXT NIGHT WIDE: AIRPORT HANGAR

(Dorah opens a head-sized door near Dorman's head as Dorman
watches the thugs load the gold bricks into the airplane)

                             DORAH

(softly)

Oh, it looks like the mastermind behind this heist is making his
escape by airplane, huh?

                            DORMAN

(softly)

Yeah. That's him there by the limousine.

(points)

How's it going on your end?

                             DORAH

The bombers planted the bomb in a luxury suite at the baseball
stadium.

                            DORMAN

(gasps)

There's a game tonight! Do you know how many people...!

                             DORAH

I know! The stadium is packed!

                            DORMAN

What do you want to do?

                             DORAH

The bombers are probably on the way to the airport to meet the
mastermind and get paid. You think all the robbers are here too?

                            DORMAN

Yes, but what about the bomb?

                             DORAH

We can't risk disabling the bomb before all the bombers get
there. You need to warn me the moment the bombers arrive at the
airport so I can disable the bomb.

                            DORMAN

That doesn't give you much time! Maybe we should call the police
in right now before anyone gets hurt.

                             DORAH

No. We agreed we need to wait until all the robbers and bombers
are together. We need to stick to the plan.

                            DORMAN

Okay. But you be careful.

(Dorah closes virtual door)

(jump cut: the last of the gold is loaded on the plane, the
driver closes the cargo door)

                            SNIDELY

Well done, gentlemen. Well done. I love it when a plan comes
together!

(hands each thug a $10,000 stack of $100 bills, except the bread
truck driver, as each thug receives his money, he exits frame)

Now, get lost and forget you ever met me.

(thugs disburse out of frame)

                            DRIVER

What about me?

                            SNIDELY

You need to... ELIMINATE the

(points to control tower)

air traffic controller first, then you get a double share.

                            DRIVER

(picks up rifle, aims it at the tower, puts cross-hairs on the
controller, fires)

INT NIGHT WIDE: AIRPORT CONTROL TOWER

(Dorman's arm reaches out from a two-foot square virtual door
and grabs the legs of the controller, who falls just as the
bullet rips through the window and into the ceiling above,
Dorman withdraws, closes door)

                          CONTROLLER

(falls backward, looks up, sees the glass flying, gasps)

What on earth was that?! Somebody shot at me!

EXT NIGHT WIDE: AIRPORT HANGAR

                            DRIVER

(views controller falling backward through telescopic sight)

Got him!

                            SNIDELY

(smiles, offers two stacks of $100 bills)

So you did! Nicely done!

(sternly)

Now, get lost and forget you ever met me.

                            DRIVER

(exits riffling stack of money)

Gladly.

(bomber's truck enters frame, both bombers exit car)

                             THUG

The bomb is ready, boss.

                            SNIDELY

We shall see about that.

(reaches into pocket, pulls out cell phone)

The proof is in the pudding.

(pokes cell phone keys)

                            DORMAN

(opens head-size door to Dorah in the stadium storeroom)

(softly)

Now, Dorah, now!

                            SNIDELY

And now, the diversion for my getaway!

(presses the final cell-phone key)

(special affect: loud thud in the distance and the ground
shakes)

(laughs fiendishly)

I love it when a plan comes together!

(laughs fiendishly)

Well done, gentlemen! Well done!

(offers bombers each a stack of money as they exit frame, climbs
airplane stairway, shouts)

Okay, pilot, take me to a warm, sandy beach where they serve
drinks with little umbrellas!

(several police cars enter frame from all directions with lights
and sirens, followed by all the thugs on foot in hand-cuffs,
followed by policemen with shotguns)

INT NIGHT WIDE: DORMAN'S MIDDLE SCHOOL GYMNASIUM

(pop music plays in the background)

                             DORAH

(enters with Dorman)

We're not too late. The DJ is still playing music.

                            DORMAN

Shall we dance my lady?

(bows)

                             DORAH

(curtsies)

With pleasure, kind sir.

(they dance)

                            DORMAN

You still haven't told me...

(closer to Dorah's ear)

How did you explode the bomb without getting anyone hurt?

                             DORAH

I took your advice.

                            DORMAN

What advice?

                             DORAH

Trust the door.

INT NIGHT WIDE: BASEBALL STADIUM LUXURY SUITE STOREROOM

(jump cut: back in time)

                            DORMAN

(through virtual door opening)

Now, Dorah. Now!

(closes door)

(The cell phone screen on the detonator lights up as Dorah
kneels down)

                             DORAH

Oh, dear!

(opens a two-foot-square virtual door in the floor, pushes the
bomb-bucket into the hole, slams and presses down on the door)

EXT NIGHT WIDE: RIVER

(bucket descends from a two-foot-square virtual door in the sky
and falls into the river, immediately exploding and sending up a
huge geyser of water with a loud boom)

INT NIGHT WIDE: DORMAN'S MIDDLE SCHOOL GYMNASIUM

                             DORAH

I love it when a plan comes together!

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