EXT./INT. THE SHOWER AREA, BACK RESTAURANT DOOR POV
Yes, we can just make them out in the glow thrown by the headlights
of the circling trucks. BILL'S got the rocket launcher in hand.
Again, off to the left we notice the stopped flatbed--engine not
running but lights glowing. Could be out of gas...but I think most
of us now strongly suspect the truth: that babyís playing possum.
INT. THE GROUP BY THE BACK DOOR OF THE RESTAURANT
They donít have the salesman.
Looks like some damn kid.
EXT. THE DOOR OF THE SHOWER BUILDING
You guys ready?
Not at all.
They run for the Dixie-Boy.
EXT. THE MILK TANKER TO THE RIGHT
Its engine roars into life and it leaps at them.
EXT. CURT, DEKE AND BILL, RUNNING
BILL turns holding the rocket-lhuncher. He aims.
EXT. BILL AND THE TRUCK
It's bearing down on him as he aims...and fires. The truck explodes.
Milk goes everywhere. BILL, who only had the one rocket, gets up and
runs for the back door of the Dixie-Boy, shepherding the other two
ahead of him.
EXT. THE AREA AROUND THE BACK DOOR OF THE RESTAURANT
CURT is holding CONNIE, who is sobbing wildly. BILL steps over to
BRETT and hugs her. DEKE walks toward them--toward BILL, actually.
He looks troubled. He has seen that his dad isn't here. HENDERSHOT
also comes toward BILL. He looks disgusted and angry even though
things turned out all right. Come to think of it, that's probably
why he disgusted and angry.
You ain't gonna be satisfied until
you get him right in here with us,
are you, bubba?
BILL looks at him but doesnít answer.
BILL...Where's my dad?
Deke--you've got to brace yourself
for some pretty tough news--
HENDERSHOT (doesnít give a shit)
Done got scrubbed by one of them big
boys out there. Tough break, kid.
INT. DEKE, BILL, BRETT
DEKE turns slowIy to look at HENDERSHOT. His face is stunned and
horrified. He slowly backs away from all of them.
DEKE (to BILL) BRETT (to HENDERSHOT) BILL (to DEKE)
No! No! You shithead! Why-- Deke--
INT. DEKE AMD BILL
Is it true?
Is it true?
Man, you gotta--
Just tell me if it's true!
Yeah. It's true. He's gone. I'm--
DEKE screams. Puts his bands to his face and screams again. BILL
tries to hold him. DEKE struggles, screaming. BILL keeps on try-
ing to hold him. At last DEKE stops fighting and collapses, cry-
ing. BILL holds him tightly, cheek pressed against the top of
DEKE'S head. BILL is also crying.
He's looking at all this in utter perplexity. I think he's one of
those guys who really doesn't think anyone in the world but him is
He turns toward the voice.
INT. HENDERSH0T AND BRETT
She slaps him in the face, hard.
A little lesson in manners from the
road-twitch, you fucking oinker.
She walks out. HENDERSH0T can only gape after her.
INT. BILL AND DEKE
BILL is hugging DEKE, who is still weeping--hugging him and trying
to comfort him.