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Writer(s) : Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah

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                                 THE WILD BUNCH


                                   Written by

                           Walon Green & Sam Peckinpah


 

         
                                                  February 12th, 1968
          

          

          1.

          FADE IN:

          OUTSKIRTS OF A SOUTH TEXAS RAILROAD YARD (SAN RAFAEL)

          A TRAIN ROARS PAST REVEALING IN THE DISTANCE FIVE MET RIDING
          TOWARD CAMERA along the tracks. In CLOSE F.G. is.the back
          part of a sign.

          NARRATOR
          To most of America in 1913, the Age
          of Innocence had arrived and the
          stories of the Indian Wars and the
          Gold.RuSh and the Great Gunfighters
          had become either barroom ballyhoo
          or front-porch remiraiscences... .But
          on both sides of the $io Grande men
           still lived as thia7 had in the 1 70's
          and 1 80's -- unchanged. men in a
          changing land.
          THEY WEAR THE KHAKI UNIFORMS OF THE UNITED STATES CnVALJRY..
          The horses bear the government brand and the saddles are
          regulation.
          PIKE BISHOP,. wearing lieutenant's bars, rides slightly ahead
          of the others. He rides stiffly; always slightly in pain...
          Pike is a not unhandsome, leather-faced man in his early
          forties. A thoughtful, self-educated top gun with a penchant
          for violence who is afraid of nothing - except the. changes
          in himself and those around him.
          Make no mistake, Pike Bishop is not a hero -- his values are
          not ours -- he is a gunfighter, a criminal, a bank. robber, a
          killer of men. His sympathies are not for fences, for
          trolleys.and telegraphs or better schools. He lives outside
          and against society because he believes in that way of life
          and if he has moments of sympathy for others, moments of
          regret, t hey ' are short lived. He is not a 'good man'
          according to the righteous... To them he is totally bad,
          and he wouldn't have it any other way.
          Next to him DUTCH ENGSTROM wears the uniform of a sergeant.
          Dutch is big„ good-natured with a fast gun hand, strong
          loyalty and, like Pike, a bone deep distaste for rules and
          regulations. He can sing,. has more than his share of charm,
          but believes in nothing except two men, and Pike is one.
          Behind them ride two brothers, LYLE and TECTOR GORCH,
          dressed as corporals. Lyle and Tector are big, tough, hot
          tempered and sudden. They work together, eat together and

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          2.

          2 CONTINUED
          sometimes sleep together with the same whore. Brutal,
          vicious in a fight, illiterate,. they are always pressing
          for an advantage and once they get it -- they never let go.
          They are without loyalty or honor, to anyone except each
          other and that is limited.
          A fifth man wears the single stripe of a PFC. This is. AL'GEL.
          Angel is a good-looking, bilingual Mexican boy in his middle
          20's who has seen so much blood and violence and cruelty
          under Diaz that he rebelled -- but his rebellion was not with
          Villa or Obregon, his was a one-man revolution against them
          all. He believes in his family, his village and the inherent
          dignity of. man (some men at least). " He is faster than his
          companions with a gun -- and a better shot -- but he can't.
          laugh at the loss of love or suffer the loss of pride --
          Mexican pride - a pride that can kill him, but if it does,.
          he will have no regrets.
          REACHING THE SIGN THE MEN STOP. Witut.speaking they, begin
          to brush off their clothing and get their uniforms in order.

          4 THE SIGN READS IN RAILROAD LETTERS: SAN RAFAEL, TEXAS
           And underneath, someone has printed:

           W�LCO ME TO SAN RAFAEL

           THE SEVENTH OLDEST TOWN IN SOUTH TEXAS

           FOUNDED 1703, POPULATION 5

           1914, POPULATION 2682

          STAY ON AND GROW WITH OUR COMMUNITY
          PIKE' AND ' DUTCH STARE FOR A MOMENT AT THE SIGN, slightly
          bemused. _

          DUTCH
          Make you feel welcome?

          PIKE

          (DRYLY)
          It helps..

          TEC TOR
          What's it say?

          ANGEL
          (baiting him)
          It invites us to stay with the community
          and grow. It is here, perhaps with time
          and small miracle -- that you could be
          taught to read.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          3.

          5 CONTINUED
          Tector looks at Angel for a long moment, then turns to Pike.

          TECTOR
          I never enlisted to serve with no
          smart-mouthed kid.

          ANGEL
          Nor I with dogs.

          DUTCH
          (grinning at Pike)
           ITd like to transfer to another unit --
           there seems to be dissension in the
          ranks.

           PIKE
          (t0 Teotor and Angel)
          Itll transfer both of you -- just one
          more word.
          They look at him silently. He means it. Finally Tike spurs
          his horse and the group sta'ts for town, CAMERA PANNING. THEM
          PAST. THE STATt.ON A�M BOXCARS into a side street.

          EXT.. MAIN SQUARE OF SAN RAFAEL DAY


          THE SQUARE. SHOWS THE MEXICAN/SPANISH INFLUENCE AND.IS CROWDED
          with weekend visitors. Men,. women and children are. milling
          about, shopping and idly trading gossip.. The town.has the
          look of turn of the century Americana along with its.Spanisn
          heritage. The group of soldiers enter almost unnoticed.-
          Riding downethe street they pass:
          A LARGE TENT IN FRONT OF WHICH IS A BANNER ANNOUNCING a
          W.C.T.U. meeting, which, according to the SOUNDS of the bass
          drum and a sermon denouncing rum, is presently going on
          inside.

          SPEAKER (OS)
          Leviticus. 10.9. Do not drink wine or
          strong drink thou,nor thy sons with
          thee least ye die. It shall be a
          statute forever. Look. not though. upon.
          the. wine when it. is red when it giveth
          his color in the cup when it moveth
          itself aright at the last it biteth
          like a serpent and stingeth like an
          adder.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          CONTINUED

          SPEAKER (OS) (CONTID)

          (THEN)
          That is in the good book.. but here in
          this town, it is five cents a glass.
          Five cents a glass, does anyone think
          that that is really the price of a
          ----drink? The price of a drink let him
          decide who has lost his courage and his
          pride and who lies a govelling heap
          of clay not far removed from a beast
          today.-

          CONGREGATION (OS)
          I hereby solemnly procaise, God helping
          me, to abstain from all di stilled, fer-
          mented and malt ligi34rs3 including wine,
          beer and cider, and to employ all proper
          means to discourage the Ilse of and.
          traffic in the same.

          AS THE GROUP RIDES AROUND THE SQUARE,. THREE. SOLDIERS,
          ABE,. PHIL AND BURT, at the hitching rail on one side of the
          street,. turn and keep pace with the group on horseback.

          ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SQUARE THREE OTHER SOLDIERS,

          BUCK, FRANK AND CRAZY LEE, DO THE SAME.

          10 PIKE AND HIS GROUP RIDE PAST THE GENERAL STORE AND THE

          SALOON. AT T�- END OF THE STREET, THEY DISMOUNT ACROSS FROM
          THE YELLOW AND BROWN RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION BUILDING. As
          they swing out of the saddle the other ' soldiers' join them.
          1l.' PIKE AND HIS COMPANIONS REMOVE EMPTY SADDLE BAGS FROM their
          horses and step onto the boardwalk or sidewalk that surrounds
          the'square. Some passersby look curiously.

          PIKE
          (after a moment, a little

          AWKWARDLY)
          Fall in -- and follow me.
          The men,. with the 'exception of Tector, Phil and Abe, shuffle
          into a ragged column of twos.

          

          

          

          

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          5.
          12. PIKE MOVES DOWN THE FILE, looks around.

           BUCK
           Real quiet, 'sir.'
           Pike looks at the horses, then at:

          13, THE SIGN OVER THE ENTRANCE OF A BUILDING ACROSS THE STREET
           It reads: PECOS AND SOUTH TEXAS R.R.
          14. PIKE PAUSES. FOR A MINUTE and behind him the men surreptitious-
          ly touch their holstered forty-five automatics. Pike leaves
          the boardwalk, crossing toward. the railroad office. Tector
          and Phil stay with the horses.

          PIKE AND DUTCH, LOOKING AROUND AS THEY LEAVE. THE BOARDWALK,

          ACCIDENTALLY BUMP INTO A LADY SHOPPER, WHO DROPS HER PACIKAGE.

          PIKE
          (removing his hat)
          Beg pardon, Ma'am.

          DUTCH
          (as she stops)
          Let. me, Ma'am.
          Dutch picks up the package, Pike offers the lady his arm.
          She hesitates, accepts. Pike and Dutch, followed by the
          others, lead her across the 'street.

          16. ON THE ROOF OF THE BUILDING OPPOSITE THE RAILROAD OFFICE ARE

          TEN. MEN STRETCHED OUT BEHIND THE FALSE FRONT T_DLY WATCHING
          THE CROWD BELOW, THEIR RIFLES AT THEIR SIDES Behind them.
          on the flat of the roof are open bedrolls, and the remains of
          at least three meals. It is hot., they have been there a -long
          time, and they are tired.

          17., PAT HARRIGAN, A DAPPER, SELF-IMPORTANT, BACK=SHOOTING RAIL-

          ROAD EXECUTIVE SITTING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MEN -- ALL RAGGED
          HARDCASES -- frowns a little as he watches the soldiers in
          the street below. It is. hotter than hell on the tin roof and
          he is sweating heavily. He turns, edges forward, then nudges:
          18, DEKE THORNTON SITTING NEXT TO HIM, his back against the wall,
          Thornton is a hard-bodied, quiet-spoken man, with a lined
          face and the embittered manner of someone who has changed
          sides to stay alive and while part of his life has gone out
          of him with the change, the personal integrity by which he
          has lived is still. intact.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          6.

          18 CONTINUED'

           HARRIGAN

           (HARSHLY)
           The soldiers sit up -- take a look!
           Thornton straightens, turns slowly, looks -- stiffens a
          little.

           HARRIGAN
           Pike?

          THORN TON
          (after a long moment)
          He's there.
          The bounty hunters react and prepare to fire. Over this shot
          is the sound of Pike calling to Thornton -- from the past.
          19 PIKE REACHES THE DOOR AND WITHOUT PAUSING, murmurs 'goodbye'
          to the lady and enters, followed by the others,
          20 ON THE ROOF, HARRIGAN WHIRLS ON HIS MEN as they begin aim-
          •ing, ready to fire..

           HARRIGAN

           (HISSING)
          Hold your fire; -- We wait till they come
          out -- catch them in the act.
           (to Thornton)
           Then.you kill him or go back to Yuma;
           Thornton turns toward him, his.face white, remembering-

          INT. PRISON CELL - DAY AND NIGHT - (MONTAGE EFFECT)


          JAIL DOORS CLANGING SHUT
          20A THORNTON, WRISTS LASHED TO THE BARS OF THE CELL'S window,
          is being whipped by a guard.
          20B THORNTON on the rock pile is making little ones of big ones.

          EXT. SAN RAFAEL - ROOF TOP DAY


          21 T.C. & COFFER, TWO OF THE MEN, POINT TOWARD TECTOR.AND PHIL
          .standing by the horses.

          COFFER.& T.C.

          (SIMULTANEOUSLY)
          I can nail himl

          THORNTON

          (SAVAGELY)
          He said wait.

          T.C.

          (WHINING)
          What if they go.out back?

          COFFER

          (DISGUSTEDLY)
          It's covered, you two-bit rednecked peckerwood.
          The men settle slightly. Thornton remains tense -- then turns as:

          

          

          

          

          7.

          22 THE W.C.T.U. BAND AND PARADE START UP AT THE END OF THE

           STREET ACROSS THE SQUARE.

           HARR IGAN
           That's all we needed:

          INT. PAY OFFICE - DAY


          23 THE PAYMASTER IS REPRIMANDING A CLERK.

          PAYMASTER
          What -you meant to do does not interest
          me What you did --
          Then, seeing:
          24 PIES AND THE OTHERS waiting, he steps to the ody window,
          smiling with the thought that their visit means. military
          business for the railroad. His mood. changes as the men draw
          their\guns and Pike steps towards him.

          PAYMASTER
          (reaching for air)
          What is it?...What do you want?
          25 DUTCH., LYLE AND THE. OTHER MEN SWIFTLY MOVE behind the
          counter. Pike ignores the paymaster and turns to:
          26 CRAZY LEE STRINGFELLOW,. a young, compulsive killer with just
           enough sense to. pour piss out of a boot (if the instructions
           were printed on the heel: (the instructions are -- to pour,
          tip!)

           PIKE
           If they move, kill them.
           C.L. grins happily and squats on the floor, his 12 gauge
          pump shotgun angled up at:

          27 THE TERRIFIED PAYMASTER, HIS TWO ASSISTANTS AND MARGARET, A
          HATCHET-FACED HARRIDAN IN HER FIFTIES i,iho enters the office
          carrying. a.wrapped package and is instantly shoved into. a
          corner with the other prisoners.
          28 ON THE STREET -- THE W.C.T.U. BASS DRUM BOOMS CLOSER as the
          parade picks up kids and other scoffing supporters as it
          moves around the square. . People and their children are
          crowding through the trees to the boardwalk to watch the band.
          and group of believers following the_,. in a formation that is
          almost as rigid as. their song and their faces.

          

          

          

          

          8.

          29 ON THE ROOF TOP -- HARRIGAN AND THORNTON NERVOUSLY WATCH THE

          BAND.. THE OTHER MEN EQUALLY TENSE KEEP THEIR RIFLES TRAINED

          ON THE DOOR.

          EARRIGAN
          Damn them!
          The parade moves toward the saloon.

          THO RNTO N
          They should have been told:

          HARRI GAN
          Told-what!? Sus t how. long do you think
          anyone in this manure pile can keep his
          mouth shut?
          Before Thornton can answer:
          30 T..C.. SHIFTS TO CHANGE POSITION and his hand. touches the tin
          roof, ,causing him to.yelp with pain.. The others snap a look
          in his. direction, then freeze as:
          31 'VECTOR ON THE BOARDWALK. LOOKS UP,. SEES NOTHING, leans back
          against a rail watching the horses and the hymn singers.
          After a moment, he smiles a little, beating time,. as he
          remembers some forgotten march he watched from his daddy's
          shoulders.

          32 IN THE PAY OFFICE -- ANGEL CROSSES TO THE WINDOW AS THE NOISE
          FROM THE PARADE GROWS LOUDER. He looks out Behind hi::
          3.3 PIKE AND THE OTHERS ARE LOADING SACKS OF SILVER into their
          saddle bags. They are almost ready to. leave.
          The paymaster, his assistants and the customer, their hands
          still up, watch C.L.

          MARGARET
          Trash -- Filthy trash!

          C.L.
          (gently.)
          You just. hush now --

          ANGEL
          People marching and singing coming
          down the street -- going to pass near
          the horses.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          33 CONTINUED

          C

          PIKE

          (GRINNING)
          Well, we'll just join in.
          Angel, turning away, hesitates, looking up through the window

          AT:

          34 SUNLIGHT GLEAMING OFF THE BARREL OF A GUN ON THE ROOF ACROSS

           THE STREET

           ANGEL
           Rifles -- one -- no three,. maybe
           more, on the roof.

          35 PIKE QUICKLY CROSSES TO THE WINDOW AND LOOKS OUT.

          PIKE
          Waiting for us

          (SOFTLY)
          Son of a bitch
          He turns and crosses quickly to the back door. Dutch
          follows. Pike opens it a little, looks ou.t at.

          EXT. REAR OF OFFICE'- DAY


          36 FRA? BUILDINGS AND BARE ADOBE HUTS SURROUNDED BY TRASH AND

           TIN CANS AND AMONG THEM THE INDISTINCT. FIGURES OF RIFLES AND
          HATS -- they are surrounded. -
          37 IN THE OFFICE -- DUTCH JOINS PIKE AT THE DOOR and looks out,
          then curses softly.

          DUTCH
          How in hell could they have known
          we were coming?

          PIKE
          How in hell do I know?

          DUTCH
          Where do we go?

          -PIKE
          Out front -- that's where the horses
          are..
          He shuts the door, crosses toward the paymaster.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          10.

          37 CONTINTJED

           C.L.
           We go ing..out back, Mr. Bishop?

           PIKE
           No, son -- we got company there too --
           (as the boy looks at him)
          -Besides, when I travel, I like my feet
          to dangle.

          C.L.
          (indicating the prisoners)
          I kill 'em-now?

          PIKE
          (after a moment)
          No. You just hold them here and wait
          as long as you can -- after the shooting
          starts.

          C.L.
          111-1 hold 'am till hell freezes over
          or you say different !
          Pike, pushing the frightened paymaster in front of him,
          hesitates., looks. at C.L., then continues to . the door, grabs
          the handle, looks back again.

          38 C.L."IS CROUCHED IN FRONT OF THE TWO ASSISTANTS AND MARGARET.,
           singing to himself, happy as a clam.
          39 DUTCH, ANGEL AND THE OTHERS look at Pike. They are ready.
          40 PIKE JERKS OPEN THE DOOR,. KICKS THE terrified paymaster out
          into the street.

          ON THE ROOF -- THE BOUNTY HUNTERS OPEN FIRE AS THE DOOR FLIES

          OPEN AND THE PAYMASTER STUMBLES OUT INTO THE STREET INTO THE
          MIDST OF THE BAND,. screaming as the gunfire cuts him down.
          The marchers are frozen for a brief instant, then scatter in
          terror as:

          42 PIKE AND THE OTHERS BURST OUT THE DOOR, FIRING AT THE MEN ON
          THE ROOF. -- RTJNNING TO THEIR HORSES. through the' screaming,
          terrified marchers.

          

          

          

          

          .11 11.

          IN THE OFFICE -- C.L. WATCHES THE ASSISTANTS AND MARGARET,.

          IGNORING THE RIFLE SLUGS THAT SMASH THROUGH. THE BUILDING AND
          INTO THE OFFICE. The sound of the band is drowned out by
          gunfire and screams. C.L. frowns a little.

          C.L.
          They was playing "Gather at the
          River." You know that one?
          (as they quickly nod assent)
          Then sing it Z
          AND THEY DO, ALL OF THEM, THEIR VOICES RISING. WITH FERVOR and
          C.L. joins them, marching up and down,. waving the shotgun in
          time to the music.

          A SERIES OF ANGLES

          THE STREET IS A CONFUSED MELEE AS THE BANDITS RUN FOR THEIR

          HORSES, TRADING FIRE WITH THE BOUNTY HUNTERS.

          MEN AND WOMEN, MARCHERS, BANDSMEN AND SPECTATORS RUN FOR
          COVER, some collide with the bandits,. some hit by the cross-
          fire fall wounded in the dusty road.

          PIKE AND MEN FIRING BACK, REACH THEIR HORSES.

          PHIL IS SHOT,. GOES`, DOWN FIRING -- IS HIT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND

          DIES.

          TECTOR GORCH IS WOUNDED HIGH ON THE SHOULDER AND IGNORES IT,

          STANDING CALMLY, % F IR IN G UP AT THE A B USHERS WITH HIS 30.06.

          A MAN IS HIT ON THE ROOF AND SCREAMS AND PITCHES FORWARD,
          falling.to the street. below as.
          ANGEL AND LYLE BOTH FIRING rapidly, almost simultaneously,
          kill. one. man and then another. Two others are wounded by
          the bandits' fire.

          THE NIGHTMARE OF A PARADE CONTINUES - TO MILL AS THE FLEEING
          BANDITS MOUNT their plunging horses.

          HARRIGAN AND THE BOUNTY HUNTERS CONTINUE A BARRAGE OF FIRE

          THEN :
          THORNTON TENSES, RECOGNIZING PIKE. He hesitates, then lifts
          his gun to fire.

          PIKE, HAVING DIFFICULTY MOUNTING HIS HORSE, LOOKS UP,
          HESITATES, recognizes Deke, then snaps off a shot which
          misses Thornton and kills SHEP, a bounty hunter firing
          beside him. Thornton fires and:

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          12.

          45-

          53 CONTINUED

          THE TUBA PLAYER, RUNNING WITH HIS INSTRUMENT IN FRONT OF PIKE
          is hit and falls into the street..
          THE WILD BUNCH SWING ONTO THEIR HORSES AND WHEEL them around, I
          but two are hit, Burt is barely able to control his hors 1,
          theother , Abe , dies with his animal
          PIKE MOUNTS AND GALLOPS HEADLONG INTO THE FRANTIC CROWD, some.
          of his men. following, others splitting off in different
          directions.. Behind them,. two lie dead in the street.

          54 IN THE OFFICE -- C.L., SINGING,. MARCHING WITH THE ASSISTANTS,
          stops, looks out • the window, laughs with delight at the
          excitement, turns:.

          55 THE TWO ASSISTANTS AND MARGARET ARE RUNNING FOR THE BACK DOOR.
          He-lifts his shotgun, yells for them to halt.
          56 IN THE STREET - FRANK, WOUNDED EARLIER, FALLS FROi HI S
          HORSE, dumping his laden saddle bags. His. foot hangs in the
          stirrup and his horse drags him after the others. The horse
          is shot and goes down -- Frank struggles to his feet, is out
          down as:

          57 DUTCH,. FOLLOWING BEHIND, SWINGS DOWN AND PICKS UP THE BAG,
          then spurs through the crowd, past Frank and into the tent.
          Horse, man and tent go down in a cloud of dust and canvas.
          Then, the horse,. Dutch still in the saddle, rises, breaks
          clear and races away.
          58. A WOMAN, 'BLIND WITH TERROR, SPINS TO THE GROUND as she runs
          into Pike I s horse as it slides to: a halt as Pike • turns to
          help Dutch.
          A TERRIFIED CHILD STANDS and holds its ears, screaming as the
          horses thunder past.

          60 ON THE ROOF --• THE BOUNTY HUNTERS CONTINUE FIRI NG , IGNORING:
          61 HARRIGAN AND THORNTON. AS THEY TRY TO STOP THEM, KICKnr G T-B:'IR
           RIFLES ASIDE, dragging them. away from the wall -- but the :.r
          fight them off and. keep firing.

          

          

          

          

          13.

          62 AT THE FAR END OF THE STREET -PIKE AND. HIS MEN EMERGE FROM
           THE CLOUD OF DUST THAT covers the shambles of-the ambush, and
          ride for the edge of town.
          63 ON ANOTHER STREET A CITIZEN AIMS A PISTOL AND FIRES. The
          shot hits'. I
          61 BURT'S HORSE, CAUSING THE ANIMAL TO CAREEN WILDLY. It
           crashes through the railing and falls, throwing Burt through
          the glass window of a store.

          65 . IN THE OFFICE -- C.L. QUIETLY RELOADS HIS GUN:

          66 AS THE BUNCH NEAR THE. EDGE OF TOWN -- A FARMBOY STANDS UP IN.

           A BUCKBOARD AND FIRES A SHOTGUN INTO THE FACE OF BUCK.

           I
          67 THE BIRDSHOT CATCHES BUCK IN THE FACE,.:: BLINDING HIM... He
           screams and reels in the saddle..
          68 LYIE. GORCH KILLS THE BOY WITH ONE SHOT- .. and rides on.
          69 BUCK HANGS DESPERATELY ONTO THE HORN as- his horse follows the
          others.
          70 ON THE ROOF -- THO RNTON AND HARRIGAN FINALLY FORCE the bounty
          hunters to cease firing after the wild bunch.

          71. .PASSING THE RAILROAD. STATION ON THE FAR SIDE. OF TOWN -- PIKE
          PULLS UP HIS HORSE AND WHEELS around to see if they are being
          followed, kicking loose a lady's shawl tangled in his stirrup.
          72 NOBODY IS FOLLOWING - NOT YET.. Pike spurs his horse and
           rides away, the others following.
          (The six bandits remaining are Pike, Dutch, the Gorch
          brothers, Angel and Buck, now blinded..)-.

          A SERIES OF ANGLES. OF
          73- THE CARNAGE LEFT BY THE GtJNFI IT

          75
          WOMEN AND CHILDREN are sobbing hysterically while townspeople
          move among the dead and dying, ineptly trying to help.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          14.

          73-

          75 CONTINUED
           THORNTON LOOKS AT THE SHAMBLES, then turns away sickened and
           slowly follows as the:
           BOUNTY HUNTERS SCRAMBLE down from the roof.

          76 IN THE PAYMASTER'S OFFICE -- C.L., HIS GUN RELOADED, LOOKS
           AROUND THE OFFICE, humming softly.

          77 REACHING THE STREET -- THE BOUNTY HUNTERS RUN TOWARDS THE
           DEAD BANDITS followed by Harrigan..
          78 THORNTON MOVES SLOWLY BEHIND THEM, cursing. softly as he.
          watches the men rush to bodies like a. puck of wild. dogs in
          a gut wagon -- they smell. blood and have forgotten the leash..
          79 COFFER AND THE SOUTHERNER,. T.C. NASH, are stripping the
          pockets of one body while arguing over whose shot killed the
          man. Harrigan runs toward them.

          COFFER
          Well, just dig it out and see. if it
          ain't my,... 06 S

          HARRI GAN
          (pointing to the paymaster)
          You stupid damn fools! ... How could you
          shoot this employee and let the others
          get away?

          T. C.

          (QUICKLY)
          I didn't shoot that old. boy...-My first
          shot killed this man. right here.

          COFFER
          (overlapping, crossing
          to another body)
          He's lying'. Him and them others was
          shootin' that old 'employee' full of
          holes while I was droppin' this bandit
          and them others too -- I must've killed
          all three of 'em, sir, while --

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          15.

          79- CONTINUED

           THORNTON
           (interrupting him as T.C.
           and the others protest)
           Harrigan:.. He shot the old an -

           (WEARILY)
          Maybe we all did.
          (crossing to him)
          But by God the next time you plan
          your massacre a little more carefully
          ...or I'll begin it with you!

          HARRIGAN

          (FURIOUS)
          You'll begin a trip back to Yuma Prison
          if you don't learn to keep your mouth
          shut l Why - in hell didn't you kill Pike
          when you had the chance?
          But Thornton doesn't answer -- he turns, listening to:

          C.L. (OS)

          (SINGING)
          "Shall we gather at the river
          Where bright angels rise and fall
          Shall we gather at the river
          When the work's all done next fall?"

          80 THORNTON AND HARRI GAN WHIRL ,AND RUN FOR THE OFFICE FOLLOWED
          BY SIMPKINS (the town marshal and trombonist in the W. C.T.U.
          band), FRAY, his deputy, and the bounty hunters.

          81 IN THE PAYMASTER'S OFFICE -- C.L. IS MARCHING AROUND SINGING,
           THE . SPRAWLED BODIES OF THE ASSISTANTS AND MARGARET are near
           the back door. C . L. turns as the men burst in :

           C.L. •
           Sing.' "Shall we gather at the river --"
          82 THO.RNTON FIRES AND C.L. STAGGERS, falls to one knee,. the
           shotgun dragging on the floor, his face mirroring shock and
          surprise.

          C.L..
          Well, how'd you like to kiss my sister's
          black cat's ass.
          Harrigan fires. C.L. slumps, goes down on the other knee.
          More bounty hunters burst into the room.

          

          

          

          

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          83 C.L. LAUGHS, FALLS FLATS ROLLS AND BEGINS TO PUMP THE SHOTGUN
           and everybody dives for cover and opens fire, riddling him
          with bullets.
          84 BUT HE TAKES THE MARSHAL, the deputy and one bounty hunter
           with him before he is cut to pieces.
          85 HARRIGAN AND THORNTON LOOKING DOWN at the shambles in the
          room, turn as:

          86 WAINSCOAT, THE MAYOR, ENTER, FOLLOWED BY A GROUP OF SHOCKED
          AND IRATE TOWNSPEOPLE. BENSON, a beefy redneck rancher,
          curses bitterly as he crosses to Harrigan.

          BENSON
          We're holding you -- your whole damned rail-
          road responsible for this carnage --

          HARRIGAN
          Mr. Benson...o

          WAINSCOAT
          (almost screaming)
          Innocent people are dead ...women
          mangled -- dying --because you used
          our town as a battlefield; You're
          going to pay, sir -- your-railroad
          is going to pay for our blood;

          HARRIGAN
          (blowing up) 
          Without the railroad this place would
          still be a lousy little pueblo, so
          don't make any threats to me;

          BENSON
          (topping him)
          You can't ambush innocent people. on
          our street!

          HARRIGAN

          (YELLING)
          We were preventing a robbery and.attempt-
          ing to capture a band of outlaws...

          WAINSCOAT

          (LOUDER)
          You lured that gang in here... the rail-
          roadts been blabbing about a big silver
          payload for weeks;

          HARRIGAN
          We represent the law!

          

          

          

          

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          MORE IRATE CITIZENS BURST INTO THE OFFICE. Thornton moves
          through them-out the door.
          88 IN THE STREET -- HE STOPS, looking at the dead and dying,

          LISTENING:

           BENSON (OS)
           If it takes vigilantes -- if it takes
           federal troops -- I'll stop you and
          ----your hired killers..

          HARRIGAN (OS)
          I can. assure you that there won't be
          any more trouble... . My men will follow --

          BENSON (OS)
          (cutting him off)
          Your men enter this town again and
          they will be shot on sight;
          Thornton ignores them, slowly rolling a cigarette, looking
          after Pike.
          Harrigan exits, crosses to Thornton.

          HARRIGAN
          I pulled. you out of jail to get- that
          bunch -- and you failed --

          THORNTON .

          (INTERRUPTING)
          You gave the ordersl If you want the
          job done right -- you keep the hell
          out of it next time - You and the
          rest of your railroad trash" I'll do
          it -- but my way. - -

          HARRIGAN
          What.makes you think there'll be a
          next time for you? What makes you
          think you're not going back behind
          bars for twenty more years?
          Thornton's face twists as he hears again the clanging of cell
          doors and the whimpering of prisoners..

          THORNTON
          Because I'm all you've got
          (then, softly)
          Because I know him.
          (turning away bitterly)
          Because you know I'll get him -- I'll
          kill him rather than go-back.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          18.

          88 CONTINUED

           HARRI GAN
           Twice .he' s made a fool of me - He never
           will again.
           (then, turning to Thornton)
           You know why you're here --
           (before Thornton can

           ANSWER)
           Not because you're good -- because I
           want him dead -- at your hands -- the
           hands of his old friend, his partner --

           THO RNTON
           (after a moment)
           IT 11 get him -- you have my word.

          EXT. DRY ARROYO - DAY (LATE AFTERNOON EFFECT)


          89 THE WILD BUNCH RIDES DOWN A STEEP TRAIL INTO A DRY ARROYO
           They are weary, but determined. Buck, last in line, covered
           with blood, is swaying in the saddle. Although severely
           wounded, he still clutches the bags of silver.
          90 REACHING THE BOTTOM OF THE ARROYO THE MEN SPUR their horses
           across the d r y stream bed and up the steep bank on. t he other
          side.

          91 DUTCH AND PIKE ARE IN THE LEAD. BEHIND THEM THE OTHERS LUNGE
           UP IN SINGLE FILE. Angel, second to last, reaches the top,
          turns as:

          92 BUCK, NOW COMPLETELY BLIND, FALLS BACKWARD OVER THE REAR OF

           HIS HORSE, HITS THE GROUND AND SOMERSAULTS BACKWARDS TO THE
           BOTTOM, still clutching the saddle bags.
          93 ANGEL PULLS UP and calls to Pike.

           ANGEL
          Fijate.
          94 BUCK, ON HIS HANDS AND KNEES, MOANS WITH PAIN as he attempts
          to crawl up the slope.
          95 PIKE RIDES DOWN TO HIM,. SWINGS OFF EIS HORSE and stands
          looking down.

          

          

          

          

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          96 THE BLIND MAN, HEARING HIM,, gropes in his direction.

          97 PIKE GENTLY TAKES THE BAGS OF SILVER. OUT OF BUCK'S HAND.
          Buck lurches forward, grabbing at Pike who steps back, Pike
          crosses to his horse, and painfully climbs into the saddle.

          BUCK
          (dying, almost incoherent
          with pain)
          I kin still -ride...I can't see, but I
          kin ride...
           - (then)
           No, I can't --
           (.then, yelling)
           Finish it, Mr. Bishop.

          98 PIKE. DRAWS HIS GUN P41 D FIRES

          99 BUCK, ON HIS KNEES, • IS CAUGHT SQUARE BY THE. SHO T AND HURLED
          OVER BACKWARDS. He slides several feet over the smooth,
          round pebbles of the wash, then is still.
          Pike turns his horse and spurs it . up the slope.
          100 THE MEN WATCH SILENTLY AS PIKE RIDES UP. and halts. They
          don't move, all looking down-at-Buck.

          PIKE
          (after a. long moment,
          trying to cover the loss)
          You boys want to move on -- or stay here
          and give him a 'decent burial'.?

          TECTOR
          (the sentimentalist)
          Well,. he was a good man --

          PIKE

          (BITTERLY)
          He's dead!

          (THEN)
          And he's got a 'lot of 'good men? back
          there to keep him company.

          LYLE
          Too damn many.

          DUTCH

          (SOFTLY)
          I'd like. to say a. few kind words for
          all the departed -- then perhaps a hymn
          or two would be in order -- followed by
          a' church supper with a choir. CONTINTED

          

          

          

          

          20.

          100 CONTINUED

          LYLE
          (riding away)
          Crazy bastards -- both of you l
          Tector follows his brother, cursing..
          101 PIKE AND DUTCH LOOK AT EACH OTHER silently -- try to grin --
          finally make it -- then follow. The bunch is attentive, but
           now certain that they are not being closely followed, they
          can relax a little..
          Pike and Dutch are side by side.

          PIKE

          (WEARILY)
          ,Ten years ago it was some shaky
          drunk with a tin badge that hid
          in the g1n mill till you cleared
          town with your grab...Now, they're

          I
          c waitin'. for you --

           : DUTCH
          With old friends. '

          LYLE
          (pulling back to'
          join them)
          Old friends?

          DUTCH
          Deke Thornton.

          LYLE
          I thought he was your partner?

          PIKE

          (SHORTLY)
          He was -- but he got old and tired
          and when that happens, things change.

          DUTCH
          'He changed -- you didn't.'

          

          

          

          

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          101-A INT. DENVER HOTEL SUITE - NIGHT.

          The following scenes will be superimposed over 101 and 102.
          The suite consists of three adjoining rooms and is very
          plush indeed,
          TWO VERY BEAUTIFUL-YOUNG WOMEN in revealing night dress are
          hindering more than helping, a somewhat loaded Pike Bishop
          as he attempts to get into his clothes. The ladies are
          giggling. and there is a great deal of grab-ass between the
          three. -
          101-B THORNTON, fully dressed and looking very sharp in his big
          city clothes, enters from one of. the adjoining rooms.
          ELIZABETH, a tall, lovely near-naked,.dark-haired girl,
          follows him and takes his arm possessively. For a moment
          both watch:
          101-C PIKE'S girls'effectively stop his half-hearted attempts and
          begin disrobing him.

          THORNTON

          (SHARPLY)
          Come on pardner, let's get out
          of here. -

          PIKE
          (Grinning at him)-
          You.sound like you're all caught
          up,

          THORNTON
          Caught up enough to know we've
          overstayed our welcomes

          PIKE
          (Suddenly angry)
          What in hell is the matter with
          you?

          ELIZABETH
          Stay -- please,

          'PIKE

          (CONTINUES)
          We've got money.to spend and
          not a worry in the worlds

          (THEN)
          They're not going to look for
          us in their own backyard,

          (CONTINUED)

          

          

          

          

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          101-4 (CONTINUED):

          THORNTON
          How can you be. so damned sure?
          He shakes off the girl, crosses to a sideboard, pours a
          drink..

          PIKE

          (FLATLY)
          That's my business -- being sure.
          There is a knock at the door and. Thornton whirls. Elizabeth
          throws the bolt.

          THORNTON

          (SAVAGELY)
          Hold it!

          PIKE

          (GRINNING)
          Relax -- just a little champagne
          I ordered.

          101-D ELIZABETH. STICKS. OUT HER TONGUE AT THORNTON AND OPENS THE.
          DOOR and gunfire fills the room as:

          101-E A DEPUTY SHERIFF STEPS INTO THE DOORWAY-AND SHOOTS THORNTON
          high on the shoulder. Thornton. is knocked sprawling... The
          Deputy moves into the room (followed by three other men)
          and fires at Pike but misses, as.
          101-F PIKE SLIPS PAST the screaming women into an adjoining room.
          The other men pursue.P.ike as the Deputy bends down and
          snaps Thornton's wrists together with handcuffs. The sound:
          of gunfire is heard from the street outside, then two of
          the men re-enter the room. The Deputy looks up..

          DEPUTY
          Get him?
          The man shakes his head.
          101-G THORNTON, HIS FACE TWISTED WITH PAIN AND BITTERNESS, makes
          no attempt •to struggle as he .is pulled to his feet and
          moved out the door.

          

          

          

          

          21.
          102, THEY ARE SILENT, RIDING, EVEN LYLE is embarrassed by this
           betrayal.

           PIKE
           He's had five years on the r ck pile,
           Dutch -- and twenty more to u go --
          that.can hurt a man.

          LYLE
          (after a moment)
          Say -- I've heard it's like the.old
          times in Argentina...3utch Cassidy
          down. there making a killing...

          PIKE.
          Bolivia...but it'll be over there
          too, pretty soon. Those :pining
          companies will bring down a bunch
          .of hardcases and Butchtll get his..

          (THEN)
          ..Every one of us is worth a year of
          drinking and whoring to any fool that
          can read a wanted poster and carry a
          gun.

          DUTCH

          (SOFTLY)
          Deke Thornton isn't just. any fool that
          can carry a gun and read-a wanted
          poster.

          PIKE
          Fo -- but he takes a dim view of 20
          more years in the Carcel --

           (THEN)
           We can hope he ain't on. our tail -- but
          don't bet on it..

          LYLE

          (HAPPILY)
          Tector and I have been stealing since
          the big depression and we ain't never
          been caught. This Thornton don't bother
          us nohe..

          PIKE

          (WEARY)
          I don't really give a damn about Deke
          Thornton...I just know that I'd surely
          like to aet the hell off. this horse.

          CUT TO:

          

          

          

          
          107 THORNTON-LOOKS AT HIM WHITE WITH ANGER, then .c ntrols it -
          he is trapped. Finally, he nods and moves away, then stops
          and turns back, his anger almost beyond any control.

          THORNTON
          Tell me, Mr. Harrigan.-- how does
          it feel?
          (as Harrigan looks at him)
          Getting paid for it?
          (stepping closer)
          -Getting paid to sit back and hire
          your killings with the law's arms
          around you? How does it feel to
          be so damned right;?

          HARR IGAN
          (after a moment, coldly)
          Good, Mr..Thornton...it feels good.

          THORNTON

          (SOFTLY)
          You dirty son of a bitch.

          HARRIGAN
          (grinning at him)
          You have 30 days to get him -- or 30 days
          to Yuma. You're my Judas Goat, Mr. Thornton.
          (motioning to the bunkhouse)
          Use them -- lead them -- get Pike --
          then kill them off. When you come back,
          I: want all of them head down over a
          saddle.
          (pointing to the bunkhouse

          AGAIN)
          All of them -•- head down over a- saddle.
          (as Thornton starts to speak)
          30 days.
          Heturns and walks away whistling.

           DISSOLVE TO.-

          EXT. BORDER RAILROAD CULVERT AREA (AFTERNOON EFFECT)

          108 THE WILD BUNCH PULLS UP at the railroad which marks the
          border and look out into Mexico.

          ANGEL

          (SOFTLY)
          Mexico lindo.

          LYLE
          What's so 'lindo° about it.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          INT. RAILROAD BUNKHOUSE - DAY


          103 DEKE THORNTON STANDS A LITTLE BEHIND HARRIGAN WHO IS SEATED

          AT A SMALL DESK IN FRONT OF THE OTHER BOUNTY HUNTERS,
          The interior of the room is tawdry, disorderly and smells
          bad. The bare walls are decorated with pin-ups from the
          Police Gazette.
          The men sit attentively on the bunks. and.foot lockers.,
          Harrigan is marking beside their names in a large ledger
          book. After making a 'notation, he looks up..

          HARRIGAN
          The hard money value of the men
          killed less my commi.sson amounts
          to. one hundred and fifty dollars.
          104 THE MEN MUMBLE AND SHIFT. Harrigan holds up four wanted
          posters. The bounty hunters move closer for a better look.

          HARRIGAN
          Bishop... .Engstrom... .Lyle and Tector
          Gorch...are worth a total of four
          thousand five hundred dollars -- and
          you let them all ride outs
          (after a moment)
          Any one'of these pelts would not only
          clear you with the company,.but would
          mean a bundle of cash to raise hell
          with.
          Harrigan stands, crosses to the door.

          T.C.
          How '.bout a little liquor money for
          tonight, Mr. Harrigan?

          HARRIGAN
          There won't be any tonight -- you
          move after them in ten minutes --
          (turning back)
          Get them -- get Pike and youtre rich.
          (then).
          But if one of you quits on me I'll pay
          a thousand dollar bonus to the man who kills
          him.
          105 THE MEN SILENTLY BEGIN TO PACK THEIR BELONGINGS. Harrigan
           motions to Thornton, then exits.

          

          

          

          

          23.

          EXT. RAILROAD YARD DAY

          106 HARRIGAN AND THORNTON WALK AWAY FROM the bunkhouse into the
          deserted railroad yard..

          HARRIGAN
          Why should I let you go with them?

          THORNTON

          (WEARILY)
          We've'been over that before, Mr.
          Harrigan.

          HARRIGAN
          You could just ride off -- even join
          him again -- you'd like that, wouldn't
          .you?

          THORNTON
          What I like and what I. need are two
          different things.

          (THEN)
          'Listen -- I don't want to go back to
          prison, Mr. Harrigan,... .not ever -- but
          it.has to be my way...

          HARR IGAN
          All right..

          THORNTON
          I need good men: You saw what happened
          today.

          HARRIGAN

          (FLATLY)
          You'll use what you have.

          (THEN)
          And you'll see it doesn't happen again
          or I'll see you dead or rotting for -the
          rest of -- you try
          your life behind bars
          to run -- I'll be after you and so will.
          they.

          THORNTON

          (ANGRY)
          I gave you my word.

          HARRIGAN
          We'll -see what it's worth -- five
          minutes.

          

          

          

          

          2

          108 CONTINUED

          TECTOR
          Just more of Texas as far as I'm concerned.

          ANGEL
          You have no eyes.
          And he rises ahead with Pike and'Dutch across the tracks
          into Mexico.

          CUT TO:

          EXT. ARROYO SECO - BUCK'S FACE - DAY (LATE AFTERNOON)


          109 IT IS A MASS OF DRIED BLOOD WHICH THORNTON WIPES AWAY WITH
           HIS GLOVED HAND, then looks up at the eight bounty hunters
           who are sitting on their horses watching him.

           THORNTON
           (wear4.ly) V
           All rightt... .How many of you killed
           this one?

          110 COFFER SWINGS OFF HIS HORSE FOLLOWED BY SEVERAL OTHERS.

          COFFER
          I knowed I wounded' three -- but
          I wasn't sure about --

          THORNTON
          (as the others yell in

          PROTEST)
          Jabali:...
          111 JABALI, AN AGING NAVAHO INDIAN trots up to.him'.

          THORNTON
          This pelt should clear you up -- take
          him back to town...and tell Harrigan
          to get me a list of every Army garrison
          and payroll schedule on the border.
          (to.the.others, crossing to
          his horse)
          We got another half hour of light and
          they might be just up ahead counting
          their money.

          

          

          

          

          26.

          EXT. BANDIT CAMP - DAY (SUNSET EFFECT)


          112 PIKE AND HIS MEN RIDE INTO THE RUINS OF A SMALL RANCHERO.
          A young boy takes their horses while an old.man and his
          wounded son (the father of the boy) watch. Behind them,
          an ancient woman pays no attention as she slaps tortillas
          into shape. Two small children watch, big-eyed.
          ;113 THE MEN ARE QUIET WITH FATIGUE AS THEY DISMOUNT AND TIE. j
          THEIR HORSES.. FREDDY SYKES, a skinny old man in tattered range
          clothes, crosses to Pike as he unloads his saddle bags.

          SYKES
          Them others ain't comin'?

          PIKE
          No.

          SYKES
          (after a moment)
          None of 'em?
          111 PIKE TAKES THE BAGS OUT OF THE CORRAL TO THE FIRE that burns
          near an adobe wall and drops them on a poncho, watches as
          the others do the same.

          SYKES
          (joining him again; worried)
          But I got horses and gear for all
          them fellers like you said --

          PIKE
          They won't need them -- we will.
          Sykes thinks this over, finally nods. a little and turns away.
          115 LYLE AND HIS BROTHER AND DUTCH STAND in a half. circle around
          the poncho. waiting. Angel, the last, drops his saddle bag,
          then crosses to the wall and drops down to rest. For a long
          moment the men look down.a-t the pile of saddle bags.

          LYLE
          About the sharing up...

          PIKE

          (WEARILY)
          The sharing up's going to be the
          some as always.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          115 CONTINUED

          LYLE
          (whining; pointing to

          ANGEL)
          Tector and I don? t like the idea of him
          getting the same as us...He's just
          starting out and this is our stake for
          new territory.
          Pike looks at him silently. He has heard this kind of
          argument many times in the past and it is obvious he is sick
          to death of it. Lyle finally looks awa- at his brother;

          TECTOR
          And I figure a 'share to that old
          man for watching the horses is a
          share too much.
          ll& PIKE TAKES A KNIFE OUT OF HIS BELT, opens a saddle bag,.
          takes out a sack of silver, kneels to slit the bag open.

          LYLE
          You hear me, Pike? -- I said it
          ain't fair...
          Pike stands,. flips the knife into the ground, faces the
          brothers.

          P IKE

          (SOFTLY)
          If you two boys don't like equal
          shares why in hell don't you just
          take it all?
          They look at him silently.

          117 DUTCH DRIFTS AWAY A LITTLE TO TIE SIDE OF PIKE. •SYKES
          MOVES OUT OF THE BACKGROUND, a buffalo gun now dangling
          from one arm. The brothers tense. Angel laughs softly.

          PIKE
          (almost a whisper)
          Well,..why don't you answer me, you
          dapnned yellow.-livered trash?
          The brothers fide, et., look at each other.

          LYLE
          Ah.--' Pike, you know...

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          28.

          117 CONTINUED

          PIKE
          (his voice a whip)
          I don't know a damned thing except
          I either lead this bunch or I end
          it -- right now;

          LYLE
          No, sir -- we divide just as you
          say.
          Pike looks at them a moment, then picks up his knife and
          alicea open a bag and -turns it upside down and dumps the
          contents onto the spread-out poncho watching as:

          118 STEEL WASHERS POUR 01 0 THE PONCHO
          119 THE GROUP IS SILENT IN DISBEL'EF staring at the pile of
          worthless steel. Hykes eases up, takes a cautious look.

          TECTOR
          Rings:, Steel rings!

          DUTCH.
          (quietly).
          Washers!

          120 PIKE TURNS AWAY. LYLE TAKES ANOTHER BAG AND CUTS INTO IT.
          More-washers pour out. _

           PIKE
           (under his breath)
           Son of a bitch!
          121 LYLE'S BOOT FLASHES INTO THE PILE. The washers fly in all
          directions. Lyle whirls on Pike.

          LYLE
          Washers...we shot our way out of
          that town for a dollar's worth of
          steel holes.
          He kicks into the pile and scatters Washers across the
          clearing.

          PIKE
          They set it up:

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          29.

          121. CONTINUED

          LYLE
          (yelling).
          Who the hell is 'they!!?

          SYKES
          (laughing; cackling)
          'They?': by 'they, are just plain
          and fancy 'they.' 'They.'
          (dancing around them his
          high laughter splitting
          the night)
          Caught you, didn't they? Tied a tin
          can to your tail -- didn't they?
          Lead you in and waltzed you out -- Oh
          my what a bunch -- big tough ones --
          standing around with a handful of
          holes -- a thumb up your ass and a
          big grin to pass the time of day with.
          122 TECTORSWINGS AT HIM, BUT THE OLD MAN DUCKS, then falls and
          rollsaway, still laughing. Tector starts'to follow, Pike
          stepsbetween them.

          PIKE
          Railroad men -- Pinkertons -- bounty

          HUNTERS

          (THEN)
          .Deke Thornton.

          SYKES
          (in disbelief )
          Deke Thornton? -- He was with. them?

          LYLE
          (as Pike doesn't answer;

          QUIETLY)
          How come you didn't know?

          123 PIKE TURNS AWAY. DUTCH LOOKS AT PIKE QUESTIONINGLY, THEN
          ALL TURN as the SOUND of laughter comes from behind.

          ANGEL IS SITTING AGAINST-THE WALL LAUGHING.

          ANGEL
          .(to Tector)
          Hey, gringo; You take my share.

          125 TECTOR WHIRLS, HIS HAND FLASHING FOR HIS GUN.

          

          

          

          

          30.
          126 BEFORE HE CAN DRAW ANGEL'S. EXPRESSION TURNS serious and a
          gun is suddenly in his hand covering the big outlaw. Angel
          smiles again...then pleads mockingly.

          ANGEL
          Don't kill me, gringo ...por favor...
          Take my share of the 'silver' -- but

          --
          don't kill me, please.
          Tector tenses, almost snarling with rage..

          PIKE
          ,k for it I
          Tector-, looking at Angel's gun, half turns to Pike.

          PIKE:
          (continuing; softly)
          Go on, fall apart!
          Lyle and Tector hesitate, their hands on their guns -- Dutch
          moves back into the shadows of the firelight, his rifle
          drifting across Tector.
          127 ANGEL SMILES AND SLOWLY replaces his gun.

           \ DUTCH
           Let's walk soft, boys...

          128 LYLE, STILL MORE THAN HALF READY TO GO FOR HIS GUN,
          hesitates.
          129 TECTOR LOOKS AT PIKE, DUTCH, ANGEL, T.HEN slaps his gun into
           his holster -- and moves away, but his hand is never far
          from the weapon..

          130 THE GROUP STANDS MOTIONLESS FOR A MOMENT, THEN SYKES REACHES
           INTO HIS COAT, LIFTS OUT A BOTTLE,. SITS BY THE FIRE and
          hands'it to Dutch.
          Dutch sits by Sykes, takes a drink, offers the bottle to
          Tector, Tector hesitates, then hunkers down and drinks.
          Slowly the others.follow suit.

          DUTCH
          (as the bottle moves around)
          What's our next move?

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          31,

          130 CONTINUED

           PIKE
           Agua Verde is the closest three
           days maybe -- then we sell the extra
           stock -- get some griib and the news
           and drift back to the border -- maybe
           a payroll -- maybe abank --

          LYLE

          (GENTLY)
          Maybe that damned railroad:

          TEC TOR
          That railroad sire bsi hell ain't
          getting 4ny easier. •

          SYKES

          (QUIETLY)
          And we,ain't getting any younger.
          For a moment, it looks like he'll get a smart answer in
          return, then:
          Lyle drinks and lifts the bottle to Angel who.crosses to.the
          fire,. drinks and passes it to Sykes.

          PIKE

          (FINALLY)
          .We got to start thinking beyond
          our guns -- theft days are closin'
          fast.

          LYLE
          (without malice)
          All your fancy planning and talk
          damn near got us shot to pieces
          for.some lousy bags of washers...
          Now this was goin.' to be our last
          job before we head south ...We spent
          all our time and money getting ready
          for this.

          PIKE

          (DRYLY)
          You spent your time and money running
          whores in Hondo while I spent my stake
          setting it up.
          LYLE CALMLY PICKS UP A WASHER, flips. it to (or at) Pike who
          catches it, looks at it, through it, drinks, tosses it back
          on the pile.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          131 CONTINUED

          PIKE

          (TRUTHFULLY)
          Looks like I'd have been better
          off running whores than making plans9
          stealing horses and buying uniforms.
          1.32 THE MEN ARE SILENT FOR A LONG MOMENT. Then they break into
           soft laughter which builds slowly.

           LYLE
           (after a moment)
           He --.he was making plans while me
           and Tector was --
          He breaks up and can't continue.

          DUTCH
          (his laughter growing)
          ,-While you was getting your bell
          rope pulled by --
          (standing; almost choking)
          By two -- mind you, two -- Hondo
          whores -- while Pike's dreaming of
          washers - you're matching two of
          them -- in tandem
          And the wild bunch falls apart in laughter -- even Pike is
          caught, but as he laughs, he knows that they are together
          again.

          EXT. DESERT - DAY (SUNSET EFFECT)


          133 DEKE THORNTON AND THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ARE GROUPED AROUND A

          - FIRE EATING..

          T.C.
          How close you figure we are?

          THORNTON
          Not close enough... They're across the
          border by now. -

           COFFER
          Deke - you rode with. Pike -- what
           kind of a man are we up against?

          THORNTON
          (after a long moment; softly)
          The best --

          (THEN)

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          330

          133 CONTINUED
           THORNTON (CONT tD )
           He's never got caught. -
          (after a moment)
          And he won't be if you boys don't
          learn your trade. -

           FESS
          How was it -- then mm
           (as Thornton looks at him)
          You know -- in the old days? I only
          come out here last spring.

          THORNTON
          (after a long moment)
          You can saddle up or shut up -- take
          your choice --

          COFFER
          (after a long moment)
          "What will he do?

          THORNTON
          That's what I have to figure.

          COFFER
          Maybe they'll split up.

          THORNTON
          No -- not 'that. bunch. They'll try
           again. - -

           T.C.
           How do you know?'
           But Thornton doesn't answer.

           EXT. PIKE'S CAMP - NIGHT

          134 PIKE AND DUTCH ARE SIDE BY SIDE IN THEIR blankets listening
           to Angel play the guitar. For several moments they are.
           silent, then:

           PIKE
           Didn't you run some kind of mine --
           in Sonora?

          DUTCH
          Yeah, I helped run a little copper --
          nothing for us there except day wages,
          if it was running now -- which it ain't.

          

          

          

          

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          3L..
          135 PIKE FINDS IT.IMPOSSIBLE TO get comfortable. Groaning and
          wincing with pain he shifts on the bedroll.

          PIKE
          Why in the hell, did you ever quit it?

          DUTCH
          Why in hell are you still goin'?

          PIKE
          I don.'t know"any better -- maybe
          don't want any better,
          (then, after a moment)
          Hell, I wouldn't know what to do
          with 'better' if it poked me.in the
          eye with a sharp stick.

          DUTCH
          (laughing softly)
          You -never gave it :a chance9 Pike.

           PIKE

          (ANGRY)
          I threw away more chances in one
          year that you will see in your
          whole.l.ife -- but that don't mean
          you have. to ' be a damn fool like me.
          Dutch sits up, rolls and lights a cigarette.

          DUTCH
          You got a halfway hard mouth, partner.

          PIKE
          What in hell do you want me to-say ,-?

          DUTCH
          Just don't give me, no lectures..
          They are silent -- finally:

           PIKE:
          This was going to be my last, too...
          I'm not getting around any better --
          like the red-haired lady said to the.
          white-haired judge -- 'I only got so
          many miles left -in my backside, Your
          Honor, and I aim to keep it moving
          while I'm still young enough to feel.
          what it's there for.'
          (a.s Dutch -laughs softly)
          I'd like to make a good score -. then
          back off. CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          35.

          135 CONTINUED

          DUTCH
          Back off to what?
          (as Pike doesn't answer)
          Any real ideas for a next one?
          Pike closes his eyes and leans back.

          PIKE
          Pershing. has. got men spread over
          the whole border. Everyone of those
          garrisons is going to be.gptting
          payroll.

          DUTCH
          That kind of information is kind of.
          rough to come by.

          PIKE
          (sitting up)
          Well -- I don't figure it's going to
          .be easy, but it can be done.

          DUTCH.
          They'll be waiting for us.

          PIKE
          I wouldn',t have it any other way.

          CUT TO:

          EXT. THORNTON'S CAMP - NIGHT

          136- MOST OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ARE ASLEEP, only'Thornton and Cof -
          fer are awake. Thornton sits up,.begins to roll a cigarette.

          COFFER:
          If he's in old Mex -- do we follow
          him?

          - THORNTON
          No.

          COFFER
          Why not ?..

          THORNTON
          He'll be back.

          COFFER
          Harrigan ' said something about
          thirty days --

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          36.

          136 CONTINUED

          THORNTON
          (after a moment)
          That's what he said,

          CUT TO:

          137 EXT.. PIKE'S CAMP - NIGHT


          DUTCH
          You must have hurt that railroad
          pretty bad -- they spent a lot of
          time and money getting that ambush set
          up for us.

          PIKE
          (smiling at the memory)
          Well, I caught up to them -- two or
          three times -- There was a man named
           Harrigan -- He had a certain way of
          doing things -- So I made him change
          his ways -- when you do that to a
           narrow man -- he can't live with it -
           from then on he's got to change you --
           break you -- just to prove he's.right --
          there-'s a hell of a lot of people, Dutch --
          that just can't stand to be wrong.

          DUTCH
          Pride, I guess

          PIKE
          I guess -- but they can't ever forget
          it -- that pride that being wrong
          or learn by it.

           DUTCH
           (after a long moment)
           And you -- and me --did we learn --
           being wrong today?

          PIKE

          (SOFTLY)
          Well, I surely hope to God we did.
          138 SYKES CROSSES TO PIKE, GIVES HIM a cup of coffee, moves
          away,

          DUTCH
          Where'd you find him?

          -CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          37.
          138 (Cont,)

          PIKE
          .(softly)
          That toothless old wreck was a real
          gun about twenty years back --
          used to run with Thornton and me
          killed his share and more -- around
          ----Langery -- Ambushed stages all along
          that old board highway.,.He had those
          Swede immigrants so scared theyQd
          starve rather than go to town and
          by beans for their kids, and there
          wasn't a sheriff in. the territory
          to take issue --
          He laughs, drinks the coffee and gags..

          PIKE

          (CONTINUING)
          And he ain't changed -- only now-he
          does his killing with a coffee cup.
          Dutch laughs and then both lean back listeningas:
          139. ANGEL, WRAPPED IN HIS SERAPE LEANING AGAINST THE-WALL, plays
          the great ranchero songs of old Mexico.,
          140 LYLE.AND TECTOR ARE ALSO AWAKE and listening.

          DUTCH
          (softly) -
          Pike, I wouldn?t have it no other
          -way aither.

          DISSOLVE TO:

          EXT. DESERT SAND DUNE. AREA - DAY


          141 PIKE AND THE OTHERS (NOW DRESSED FOR THE TRAIL) RIDE ALONG
           THE'TOP-OF A HIGH DUNE;. They are tired and dirty.
           Near the edge they dismount to lead their horses to the
           bottom. -
          1L.2 THE SAND IS LOOSE AND THE FOOTING EXTREMELY DIFFICULT as they
          start down in single file, Sykes is last, he leads his own
          horse, a pack animal, and three of the empties.

          

          

          

          

          38.
          143 SUDDENLY SYKES SLIPS AND LOSES HIS-FOOTING. He falls

          FORWARD:
          PULLING THE FIVE HORSES DOWN WITH HIM.. Unable to
          control his slide he collides with/Tector who is next in
          line. Tector's fall starts a p fain reaction in which
          all the men slide to the bottom of ttLe hill.
          145 PICKING UP SPEED THEY TUMBLE TO THE BOTTOM and land in
          a giant cloud of. dust. There. is a: profusion of coughing
          and swearing as the men and-animals struggle to their
          feet..
          146 TECTOR STANDS,. CURSES AT SYKES,. then picks up a. stone
          and throws it at.the old man who is hit and falls
          backward.

          147 PIKE GRABS TECTOR'AND SWINGS HIM AROU3D...

          PIKE
          Leave him alone!

          TECTOR

          (R'AVING)
          Hats goin' to get pis killed -- get
          rid of him!

           PIKE
           (his anger growing)
          We don.'t get rid of nobody
          we stick together -- just like
          it used to be -- when you side
          aman you stay with him --
          (shaking him)
           If you can't do that you're worse
          than some animal -- you're finished --
          we're finished -- all of us!
          Tector looks at him silently.
          148 PIKE TURNS TO MOUNT THE HORSE. Placing his foot in
          the stirrup he stiffly starts to swing on. The leather
          breaks and. he falls under the animal. Landing on his
          back, he lets out a loud shriek.

          

          

          

          

          39.
          1.9 THE OTHER N'EN LOOK DOWN AT HIM AS TEEM MOUNT. Dutch,
           ready to mount his horse hesitates, but doesn't move to
          help.
          150 PIKE STRUGGLES TO HIS FEET. None of them move forward
          to help him and he doesn't expect them to. He is
          visibly miserable as he recovers the reins of his
          animal and tears off the.broken leather.
          151 LYLE AND TECTOR GRIN A LITTLE. Sykes turns away.

          TECTOR

          (PIOUSLY)
          'Pears 'Brother Pike' needs help,
          Brother Lyle.

          LYLE
          Riding with 'Brother Pike' and old
          .man Sykes makes a man wonder if it
          ain't time to pick up his chips
          and-find another game.

          TECTOR
          (suddenly yelling
          at Pike)
          How in hell are you going to side any-
          body if you can't get on a horse.
          152 PIKE LOOKS AT THEM, THEN STEPS onto the makeshift stirrup
          and mounts, concealing his pain, taking a few seconds to
          gather up the reins and position himself. In the b.g.,
          Dutch swings onto his horse.

          PIKE
          Were about two hours from the
          Santa Caterinas.
          He turns and rides toward the mountains, the men following.

          153 SYKES RIDES UP BESIDE PIKE

          SYKES
          That was a mighty fine talk you
          gave the boys 'bout stickin' to-
          gether.
          (as Pike doesn't

          ANSWER)

          CONTML ED

          

          

          

          

          40.

          153 CONTINUED

           SYKES (CONT'D)
          That Gorch was near killin' me
          or me him --

          (THEN)
          Damned old fool like me's not worth.
          takin' along.

          PIKE
          We started together -- we'll end it
          together.

          SYKES
          By God, that's the way I see it --
          that's the way it's always been with
          me...Sorry 'bout Deke - never
          figured him that way,
          (then, as Pike
          doesn't answer)
          Back in. San. Rafael -- my boy how' d.
          he do?
           They ride for a while in silence as: Pike. thinks this over,
          finally:. _

           PIKE
          Your boy2

           SYKES
          C.L. -- Clarence Lee -- my daughter's
           boy ---not too bright, but a good boy --
           He handle higself all right? -- I told
          him -- you do -- just what Mister Bishop
          says -- Did he conduct hisself well?

          PIKE
          (after a long moment)
          He did fine --

          (THEN)
          Why didn't you tell me he was your
          grandson?

          SYKES
          Well, you had enough on your mind
          He had to pull his weight just like
          the rest of us -- just wanted to know
          he didn't let you down -- run. when
          things got hot --

          PIKE
          (after a moment)
          No ---he did fine...just fine.

          DISSOLVE TO:

          

          

          

          

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          EXT. BORDER ` R A ILROAD CULVERT AREA) - DAY

          THORN TON AND THE BOUNTY HITTERS follow the wild bunch's

          154
          trail. They are hot and tired and with the exception of
          Thornton,.. are apprehensive.
          Coffer pulls up, calls to Thornton:

          COFFER
          That culvert -- good place for them
          ----to make an ambush.

          THORNTON
          Go on - ride up and find out.
          Coffer hesitates, his -ayes wide with fear. Thornton draws
          his gun, pulls back the hammer.

          THORNTO1

          (SAVAGELY)
          Go onl
          Coffer rides forward.

          THORNTON
          (to the others)
          Next time I want advice from any of you
          scum I'll ask for it -- until then, keep .
          your mouths shut and do what y-ou' re to ld%

          COFFER
          (turning back, calling)
          All clear"'--

          155 THORNTON RIDES UP TO THE CULVERTS HALTS, DISMOUN-TS, STEPS
          INTO the shade, the others follow suit.

          COFFER
          From here on, its Mexico, Mr, Thornton.

          T.C.
          Do we follow?

          THORNTON
          What's the closest town of any size2

          COFFER

          (POINTING)
          Agua Verde -- maybe two or three days.
          (then, pointing in the
          apposite direction)
          Juarez -- five -- six days hard riding,

           THORNTON
          What's in Agua Verde?

           CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          155 CONTINUED

           COFFER
           Mexicans -- what else.
           (then quickly, as Thornton
           turns on him)
          Headquarters for Huerta regulars.
          fighting Obregon, led by an old time
          bandit named Mapache.
          Thornton thinks about this, then mounts and rides back in
          the direction they have come from.

          COFFER
          Don't-we follow?

          THORNTON
          No -- we wait.

          T.C.

          (MOUNTING)
          How long --• Mr. Thornton.

          THORNTON
          'Twenty-eight days.

          DISSOLVE TO:

          EXT. DESTROYED HACIENDA (SAN CARLOS)-•- DAY

          '156 THE BANDITS ARE RIDING under'a broad sky across through a
          destroyed pueblo filled with silent ghostlike people, four
          or five crying children, vultures and four men hanging
          from a tree. In the distance is a high range of mountains.
          Angel spurs his horse and rides up beside Pike.

          DUTCH
          (to Pike)
          We're not going to find much down here.,
          That damned Huerta' s scraped it clean.

          ANGEL
          (in Spanish)
          May he die the death of a thousand
          traitors.
          , ( then)
          My village is up there ...in those
          mountains.

          PIKE
          So --?

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          43.

          156 CONTINUED

          ANGEL
          I wish to visit my f amily...I can do
          it and meet you in Agua Verde a day
          of ter you get there.

          PIKE
          How?

          ANGEL
          Going this way, you will. have to turn
          east when you get south of the range...
          I-know the way to cross the mountains.

          DUTCH
          If you know a shorter way..': show us.
          Angel looks away and is silent for several seconds.

          PIKE
          Ashamed of having us meet your people?

          ANGEL

          (SINCERELY)
          Yes.;..They don' t know about zny life
          when I am out of the village.
          Pike and Dutch both laugh softly, then Pike pulls up at a .
          watering trough and dismounts as his horse begins to drink.

          PIKE
          Far as Ifm concerned, you can go,

          LYLE
          (dismounting, joining

          THEM)
          Far as I'm concerned -- he goes he
          dontt come back.

          DUTCH
          That sounds right to me..

          PIKE
          Looks like I'm outvoted.

          157 TECTOR JOINS THEM

          TECTOR

          (DISMOUNTING)
          Whatfs the problem?

          PIKE
          Wants to visit his folks alone -- thinks
          we're a little rank for his people.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          
          14k.

          157 CONTINUED

          I

          LYLE
          (as Tector drinks beside
          his horse)
          I think he can go straight to hell.

          TECTOR
          Probably wants to get a bunch of his
          _people and waylay us!

          DUTCH
          And take what?
          Tector thinks this over, doesn't answer.

          PIKE
          (to Angel)
          How do' you want it?

          ANGEL
          (after a long moment)
          I invite you to my village -- my home.
          (then, looking at Tector
          and Lyle)
          Any violence -- any disrespect -- and
          I will. kill you.
          Tector and Lyle look at him without expression for a moment,
          then:.

          LYLE
          You got a sister?

          ANGEL
          ...Yes.

          LYLE
          I would be proud to.make her acquaint-
          ance -- and. that of your Mama, too.

          TECTOR
          (trying not to laugh)
          And your Grandmaw too, sonny...
          Angel looks at them, then mounts, rides toward the mountains

          AS-WE:

          DISSOLVE TO:

          EXT. DRY ARROYO -'DAY

          158 THORNTON AND HIS BOUNTY HUNTERS are riding back past the place
          where Buck died. The men are sullen,. some almost openly
          defiant.

          CONTINUED)

          

          

          

          

          45.

          158 CONTINUED

          T.C.
          We go back with our tail between our
          legs Harrigan will have our hides.

          THORNTON

          (PATIENTLY)
          They'll be coming back -- and we'll
          be waiting for them.

          C OFFER

          (WHINING)
          We was supposed to go after them --
          Thornton reins up, looks at Coffer, who looks quickly away.

          THORNTON
          You have something to say?
          Coffer instantly lifts his hands in submission and shakes
          his head. Then, after a moment:

          COFFER
          They say Freddy Sykes is with them --
          you rode with the old man, didn't you,
          Mr. Thornton -- you and Pike and the
          old man?
          But Thornton rides on and doesn't answer.

          CUT TO:

          EXT. ANGEL'S VILLAGE - DAY

          159 TECTOR AND LYLE ARE SEATED ON THE GROUND trying to duplicate
          the intricacies o£ a very complicated cat's cradle demon-
          strated to them by ROCIO, the lovely bright-eyed 13 year old
          sister of Angel. Both men are drinking tequilla, but both
          are sober, entranced and completely dominated by the girl.
          All three straighten as:
          160 CARMEN, ANGEL'S MOTHER, CALLS from a nearby fire where she
           is preparing food with her mother.

          CARMEN
          Miha -- trigame auga.por los frijolesl
          The girl jumps to her feet, hands both men a bucket (or olla)
          and leads.them down the bank to the river. (The natural
          beauty of this location should contrast with other landscapes
          in the picture. This village and its inhabitants represent
          a complete and green contrast to the arid world of the
          wild bunch),

          

          

          

          

          CWGE8

          46.

          161 AN GEL AND PIKE SEATED IN THE THATCHED SHADE OF A RAMADA WITH

          DON JOSE, ANGEL'S GRANDFATHER, WATCH SILENTLY. SYKES IS A
          FEW FEET AWAY. Angel watches dully,. his eyes mirroring his
          agony. Pike laughs softly, watching.

          PIKE
          Hard to believe.

          DON JOSE
          Not so hard -- we all dream of being
          a-child again -- even the worst of us --
          perhaps the worst most of all..

          PIKE
          (looking: at him)
          You know us, then --

          DON JOSE
          I know myself only -- where I have been,
          what I have done.

          PIKE
          Like to ride with us, old man?
          And for a moment, the old man's eyes flash as he watches:
          162- DUTCH AND THREEVILLAGERS SHOEING a very small, very mean
          16L. mule. All four have been drinking a little and are thoroughly
          enjoying themselves as is the mule as he pitches and knocks
          them all sprawling..

          DON JOSE
          -- I am too old.
          (almost cursing, indicating

          SYKES)
          .Too old even to ride beside this
          ancient gringo.

          165 SYKES LAUGHS AND DRINKS

          SYKES
          Hell, you ain't so old; partner.

          166 ANGEL STANDS, TURNS TO THEM

          ANGEL

          (BITTERLY)
          And the soldier. who shot my father
          what was his name?

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          .? .

          166 CONTINUED

          DON JOSE
          They were many -- who shot -- your father
          resisted like a man and died like a man --
          names in this matter have no importance.
          (to Pike proudly)
          I killed one;
           (as Pike looks at him)
          I lie -- I ran --

           SYKES
          Joe --'by God I like you. I like a
          man who tells the truth.

          ANGEL

          (IMPATIENTLY)
          And the leader -- how was he called?

          DON JOSE
          (after a moment)
          Mapache.

          ANGEL
          That is.name enough.

          PIKE
          The Federal. troops they don? t.
          protect you --

           ICON JOSE
          They were Federal troops; -- commissioned
          by the traitor Huerta -- seven of the
          village were killed --.our horses and
          cattle and corn stolen -- all in the name
          of Huerta, the killer of our President
          Francisco I.. Madero -- In Mexico, Senor -
          these are the years of sadness.

          ANGEL
          (after a long moment,

          STANDING)
          And Teresa?

          DON JOSE
          Gone.

          ANGEL

          (WHIRLING)
          They took her?

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          4$ .

          166 CONTINUED

          DON JOSE
          No -- she went with them because she
          wished to. She became the woman of
          Mapache -- and others -- she went with
          them laughing -- Drunk with wine and love.
          Angel, knowing it's true, turns and moves away. Pike looks
          after him.'

          167 DON JOSE HANDS SYKES THE BOTTLE, SYKES DRINKS, HANDS IT TO
           PIKE who drinks.

           DON JOSE
           To him she was a goddess. To be wor-
           shipped from afar -- with music and
           flowers -- a deity to be followed and
           adored at a dis -nee but Mapache
           -' knew she was a mango -- ripe and waiting...

          PIKE
          -So Angel lives with a dream -- while
          Mapache eats the mango --

          DON JOSE
          Just so -

          ( THEN)
          You have been there -- with the dream?

          PIKE
          Many times -- and with the mango too.

          SYKES

          (CACKLING)
          You just bet he has, Joe.

          PIKE
          I never could carry a candle to you,
          old timer.

          DON JOSE
          (to Pike)
          And. which do you prefer, the dream or
          the taste?

          PIKE
          I dream when I sleep -- and eat when
          I'm hungry.

          DON JOSE
          (laughing with Sykes)
          Just so • -- the both of you and Map-ache
          and I --

          

          

          

          

          49.
          168 ANGEL, SOME DISTANCE AWAY, watches evening come upon the
          quiet village and watches:
          169 TECTOR AND LYLE moving from the pond carrying water, now
           surrounded by a dozen laughing children.
          70 DUTCH AND THE THREE OLD MEN trying to pound a horseshoe
          an the mule.
          1.71 HIS MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER AND other village women now
           basting a kid cooking over the coals and:
          172 PIKE,. SYKES AND HIS-GRANDFATHER laughing in the ramada.
          17 3 ANGEL TURNS AWAY, his eyes suddenly blind with tears,.
          Then,-turns and crosses to his Grandfather..

           ANGEL
          Where is Mapache?;

           CUT TO:

          EXT..-RAILROAD YARDS\ SAN RAFAEL. DAY (SUNSET EFFECT)

          '17L. THORNTON LEADS THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ALONG THE RAILS toward the
          bunkhouse. They have been riding a long time. The men are
          tired and bitter. Suddenly Coffer draws his gun and points
          it at Thornton's back.. For a moment it. looks as if he will
          shoot, then Thornton pulls up sharply,. and kicks his. horse
          to one side as:

          175 HARRIGAN STEPS OUT OF THE BOXCAR (OR STATION OFFICE)
           stands waiting. Coffer's gun has disappeared.,

           THORNTON
           Ride ahead, all of you.
           And they do, riding toward Harrigan as we.,

           CUT TO:

           EXT. ANGEL 'S VILLAGE - NIGHT

          176 MOST OF THE VILLAGE IS gathered around three or four fires
           eating the young goat meat... drinking tequilla and mescal,
          - watching:.

          

          

          

          

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          50.
          177 TECTOR AND LYLE dance a Mexican Virginia reel as
          178 SYKES BLOWS ACCOMPANIMENT with harmonica along with two
           of the local guitar players.

          179 THE VILLAGERS CHEER THEM ON, THEN TWO PRETTY GIRLS (ANNA
           AND LINDA) JUMP UP and. dance with the- Gorch brothers,
           learning the steps from the willing, if surprisingly
          bashful, teachers.

          180 PIKE, A PIECE OF GOAT MEAT IN HIS HAND LISTENS TO. THE-

           MURMURING OF CARMALITA, A RATHER PLUMP AND QUITE PRETTY
           YOUNG GIRL, seated between him and Dutch. Angel, across.
           the fire, raises his voice and repeats the question:.

          ANGEL.
          You must tell me.- where Map ache?

          181 HIS GRANDFATHER, WATCHING PIKE AND DUTCH AND CARMALITA,
          laughing softly to himself, finally turns, his smile fading.

          DON JOSE
          Why do you wish to know -- for your
          father - or the whore?
          Pike looks up as Angel fights within himself to find an
          answer,

          PIKE

          (FINALLY)
          It doesn't make any difference, kid
          our business is in Agua Verde
          For a moment Angel looks like he will explode, then he
          lifts a bottle of tequi.lla in salute to Pike.

          ANGEL
          As you say, Jefe - to Agua Verde and
          'our business.'

          CUT TO:

          EXT.. AGUA VERDE PLAZA - DAY

          182 PIKE AND THE-OTHER It N ARE WATERING THEIR HORSES under the
          shade of several large trees in the main plaza of Agua Verde,.
          The town itself is dull and sun colored like. the surrounding
          country. Its most remarkable features are a great deal of
          soldiers exiting and entering a cantina-like building and
          a small, aging, ornate, church.

          

          

          

          

          51.
          18 3 SYKES PURCHASES A TACO FROM A SMALL BOY and gums at it
          while the contents run into his beard.
          18. PIKE LIFTS A STIRRUP FROM HIS SADDLE on the hitching rail
           and examines the repair, then puts it on his horse. Tector.
           and Lyle squat in the shade working at making a cat's cradle.
           Angel is talking quietly to three Mexican peons some distance
          away. •.
          185 DUTCH LEAVES. THE BUILDING and joins Pike.

           DUTCH
           All soldiers - not a bounty hunter
           in sight.

          PIKE
          We'll go. have a drink, then try and
          sell the horses.

          SYKES
          'Who'.s going to buy -- looks to me like.
          this place has been picked clean.

          ANGEL
          (joining Pike)
          He's been here;
          186 THE HORSES PUT THEIR EARS BACK and whinny nervously as an
          incredible noise is heard off scene. The men snap their
          heads.around and look at:

          187 A HUGE CLOUD OF DUST FROM THE EDGE OF T1 014N MOVING DOWN THE
          STREET towards the plaza. Inside is the almost ghostlike
          appearance of a 1912 or 1913 touring car. Four mounted men
          are riding on each side and a host of small.children are
          running, screaming, behind it.

          188 THE CAR PULLS UP IN FRONT OF THE CANTINA-LIKE BUILDING.

          SIX MEN GET OUT AND TWO OF THEM INSTANTLY BEGIN DUSTING
          AND POLISHING. The mounted guards. take up positions around
          the vehicle. The group shows deference to a large man
          wearing general's braid. -EL 'MAPACHE. Next to him is his
          second in command, ZAMORRA. The third man dressed in white
          linen is MOHR, a German military advisor. With him is ERNST,
          his aide.
          189 PIKE AND THE OTHERS WATCH with interest as the men enter a
           cantina-like building. Then without a word they cross the

           CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          52.

          189 CONTINUED
          street, drawn to the vehicle. Angel is tense, knowing
          that his man has arrived.

          PIKE
          I seen one just like this in Waco...

          LYLE
          Run on steam?

          PIKE
          No...alcohol:...or gasoline.
          190 FREDDY SYKES EDGES UP CLOSE TO PIKE. He is anxious to make
          a. statement and he speaks to him as he walks around the car.

          SYKES
          Pike... .I heard about one they got up
          north that. kin fly;
          Pike nods sagely. Te.ctor Gorch on the other side of the
          car hears the remark.

          TECTOR

          (SCORNFULLY)
          .That was a balloon ,you damned old fool.

          PIKE
          No,. the old man's right. They -got t em
          now with motors and wings -- cover 60
          miles in less than an hour...goin' to
          use them in the war, they say.
          (as T(ector looks at
          him astonished)
          This could cover. 30 miles in an hour --
          ' cording to the road, of course.

          DUTCH
          That could run a horse right into the
          ground.

          PIKE
          Not that easy -- these automobiles can't
          stand.any rough ground -- or hot sun
          like a horse ---they're for show mostly.
          191 TECTOR TOUCHES A FENDER AND ONE of the guards spurs toward
          him, cursing in Spanish. Tector backs off,. hands in the air.

          TECTOR
          I was just going to touch th.,e damn
          thing, not marry it.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          191 CONTINUED

           ANGEL
           Un gigante de miquina -- Ha de tenor
           una fuerza tremenda.
           (A giant of a machine -- What force it
           must have)

           GUARD
           -La fuerza.do 1,000 caballos.
           (The force of 1,000 horses.)

          ANGEL
          Y el dueno -- un general por lo menos.
          (And the owner -- a general at least.)

          GUARD
          Mapache? Mis que un general - un hombre
          hecho para reinar todo Mexico, si Dios quiere.
          (Mapache? More than a general -- a man
          to.rule all of Mexico if God wills.)

          192 ANGEL SMILES AT THE MAN, TURNS AND CROSSES TOWARD. THE

          CANTINA. PIKE STOPS HIM.

          PIKE
          You're here with us,pardner -- any
          business you got with the general comes
          after we finish ours -- and that is
          selling horses..

          ANGEL
          (after a moment, shrugging)
          As you wish.
          He turns away, Pike grabs him, jerks him back,

          PIKE

          (GENTLY) _
          You make.one move to trouble and I'll
          -kill you -- understand -- we stick
          together.

          DUTCH
          (before Angel can answer)
          Angel -- who does this thing belong to?

          ANGEL
          (with due respect)
          Es el carrazo oficial de.su excelencia
          el Generalisimo Mapache.
          Dutch turns smiling and tells the others.

          DUTCH
          The official carrazo of the Pache
          Generalisimo. CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          192 CONTINUED

          PIKE
          Let's get some beer and talk to the
          general about his automobile and our
          extra horses,,.nice and easy.
          The men turn and follow him into the cantina.

          INT. CANTINA - DAY


          193 THE CANTINA IS A LARGE MANY LEVELED ROOM IN A HALF DESTROYED
          HACIENDA FILLED WITH MEXICANS wearing the uniforms of
          Huerta,' s counter-revolutionary army and their ladies,,
          A small mariachi band wanders among the. tables. playing folk.
          songs of the era. In certain areas horses are stabled.--
          a blacksmith shop is working, guns are being repaired, knives
          and bayonets sharpened..,and food is being cooked for the
          troops by their women. Kids, as .always,. are very evident.
          19L. MAPACHE AND HIS GROUP ARE SEATED AT A TABLE which is in' a
          covered area raised above the others. It is obvious from.
          his position and respect accorded him that he is the local
          .boss of the area.' The German officer, Mohr, and Ernst, are
          'sitting on one side of him. Lieutenant Zamorra is seated
          on the other side. Herrera is close by.
          1.95. PIKE AND THE OTHERS MOVE TOWARDS A CORNER of the cantina
          eyeing the Mexicans with the kind of caution that men who
          are vastly outnumbered generally show.. They sit quietly
          at a table, ignoring the suspicious looks of the soldiers.
          196 AT MAPACHE'S LONG TABLE, the General and the Germans watch
          them with pointed interest. Mohr nudges Mapache and asks
          who they are. Mapache shr ugs -- he doesn't know,
          197 EMMA, A PRETTY WAITRESS, CROSSES TO PIKE'S table to take
          their order.

          EMMA
          Diga?

          PIKE
          Beers.. six cervesas,

          EMMA
          Como?
          Angel remains silent, looking at the General,

          'CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          55.

          197 CONTINUED

          DUTCH
          Seii cervesas.
          The girl leaves to' get the order. The men at the table look
          around the cantina. At a nearby table a group of men are
          throwing dice and laughing loudly. The mariachis are gather-
          ing around Mapache.. Lyle shifts in his chair to look at them.
          198 MAPACHE IS LAUGHING AND DRINKING. The German. leans close
          to Zamorra and speaks in Spanish.

          MOHR
          Do you know these Americans?

          ZAMORRA
          No.
          The German settles back in his.chair and. begins placing
          a cigarette in a holder.

          1.99 TECTOR AND LYLE LOOK SUSPICIOUSLY AROUND AT THE MEXICANS
          in the cantina. The other men tired from the trail only
          half listen to them as the girl serves beer.

          TECTOR
          Probably talking about us behind our
          backs.
          200 DUTCH TURNS TO PIKE WHO IS QUAFFING a large beer.

           DUTCH
           I'm down to about twenty in silver...

           PIKE
           The G3neralisimo has cleaned this part
          a of the country ...He ought to have it
          to spare.

          DUTCH
          Generalisimo hell -- he's just a damn
          bandit grabbing all he can for himself.

          PIKE

          (GRINNING)
          Like some others I could mention?

          DUTCH
          No sir -- we don't.hang nobody or
          torture them -- I hope the people
          here kick him and the rest of the scum
          like him right into-their graves.

          

          

          

          

          56..

          201 ANGEL SITTING QUIETLY WITH HIS GLASS OF BEER WATCHES
          MAPACHE, his eyes burning with hatred.

          ANGEL
          We will if it takes a thousand years:
          Then suddenly, he reacts to the sound of a girl's voice off
          scene.

          TERESA
          Vamos:...te va. gustar el Alenman:
          Angel. spins around in his chair watching as:
          202 TWO PRETTY MEXICAN GIRLS, TERESA AND RASA, laughing and
          giggling, pass-the table.

          ANGEL
          .Teresa;
          He reaches out and grabs the better looking of the two by
          the arm.

          LYLE (OS)
          Hey,. boy...you know them cuties?
          Teresa recognizes him,: then pulls away,

          TERESA

          DEFAME:

          ROSA
          Llamo los otros!

          TERESA
          No, Vete, ahorita vengo;
          Pike and Dutch tense as Angel stands and jerks her toward
          him, -

          PIKE
          Let her go!
          203 ANGEL LOOKS AT THE GIRL, furious and hurt..

          ANGEL
          Djaste el pueblo;

          TERESA
          Si deje el pinche pueblo. Y ahora
          vivo con el generalisimo;
          She jerks away from Angel and starts toward the other table.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          203 CONTINUED
          Angel. watches her go. In the b.g.,the group of Mariachis
          playing loudly have moved around Mapache's table.. No one
          there seems. to have seen the action.

          PIKE
          Take it easy!
          He places a hand on Angel's shoulder.

          DUTCH
          (to Angel)
          Que pasa::

          PIKE
          His sweetheart --

          ANGEL
          (still. watching Teresa)
          "She was my woman and she left the
          village.,

          20L . TERESA SPLITS THE MARIACHIS AND STEPS-UP BESIDE EL MAPACHE
          and begins kissing his ear..

          TECTOR

          (LAUGHING)
          Sure ain't your woman no more.'

          LYLE "
          Just look at her licking that, big devil's ear.
          Angel watches, his rage growing, then stands -- Pike goes
          for-him., .. but too late..

          ANGEL

          (HISSES)
          Put a!
          In a split second he draws and fires.

          205 TERESA HAS JUST'S.TARTED TO SIT ON THE BIG MAN'S LAP WHEN

          THE BULLET FROM THE FORTY-FIVE CATCHES. HER IN THE STOMACH
          and hurls her to the floor. The others at the table duck
          for cover, their guns coming out.

          206 ANGEL IS STARING AT THE GIRL AS PIKE T"EROWS A PUNCH DIRECTLY
          into the side of his head dropping him onto the floor, knock-
          ing him out. The others stand, hands an -theirguns,

          

          

          

          

          58.

          207 THE ENTIRE AREA IS COMPLETELY SILENT. SEVERAL SOLDIERS

          ARE STANDING WITH THEIR GUNS COVERING PIKE AND THE OTHERS.
          Mapache and the'others slowly rise, look at Angel, now
          realizing who shot the girl.
          208 MAPACHE STARTS TOWARDS THEM. He pushes over chairs and shoves
          people aside as he approaches the group. Zamorra9 the Germans
          and other members of his retinue are close on his heels.

          209 PIKE AND THE OTHERS ARE SILENT AND UNMOVING AS MAPACHE STEPS
          up to the'table and quickly scans the group.. Angel gets to
          his knees9 Mapache kicks him in the.head and when Angel. falls
          back, stamps him several times with his boot,, steps away.
          One of Mapache's men starts to bash Angel's head with a rifle`
          butt,. Mapache stops the man with a gesture,. then turns to
          the others.

          MAPACHE
          Qua basura es este?
          Mapache again. kicks Angel..

          ZAMORRA
          Why did he try to kill His Excellency...?

          PIKE
          He didn't, he was. after the girl...
          Mapache is having difficulty understanding. He looks at
          Z'amorra with a puzzled expression.

          ZAMORRA
          La.muchacha,..

          DUTCH
          Era su novia;
          The Mexicans immediately respond to Dutch's explanation.
          Both Z.amorra and Mapache smile.

          O MAP ACHE

          (PLEASED)
          His fiancee??...

          PIKE
          He went a little crazy when he saw
          her with you.
          Mapache laughs. His ego is pleased with the idea that.he
          had taken someone's woman. He turns and explains grandly
          in Spanish to the rest of. the cantina.

          MA PA CHE
          Mato su vieja porque salio con El Mapache;
          The soldiers in the cantina laugh and ad lib their response..

          

          

          

          

          59.
          210 PIKE. AND DUTCH TRY TO SMILE as do the Gorch brothers and Sykes.
          211 MOHR IGNORES them, looking with interest at the U.S..Army
          .45 pistols that the men are wearing.

          MOHR
          (.to Pike)
          Are you men in Agua Verde for business?

          PIKE.
          Thought we might sell a few horses.

          MOHR
          You must have been associated with
          the American Army, is that riot so?
          Tector and Lyle snicker slightly at the remark. Mapache and
          Zamorra turn, listening carefully to the conversation.
          The cantina is silent.

          DUTCH
          -No -- were not associated with anyone...

          MOHR
          I see,..1 was curious because of.the
          equipment which you are carrying.
          (as they look at him)
          That pistol is restricted for use'by
          army personnel. It can't be purchased
          or even owned... legally.

          -PIKE

          (GUARDEDLY)
          Is that so? - -

          MOHR
          You're surprised at my interest?
          (then as Pike doesn't answer)
          Weapons are a specialty of mine.
          Mohr bows his head slightly and clicks his heels barely audib3y,

          MOHR
          I am Commander Frederick Mohr-of the
          Imperial German. Army. For the last six-
          months I have been in Mexico helping
          fight against the revolutionaries.
          212. ANGEL ON THE FLOOR IS CONSCIOUS, but uimoving., listening to
          what is being said. Several of Mapache's men stand around him.

          MOHR
          Unfortunately your government has chosen
          to aid the rabble in their so-called
          struggle for liberty...

          PIKE
          I. never heard of any American troops
          fighting down here...

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          212 CONTINUED

          MOHR
          They are aiding in diplomatic channels...
          It would be very useful to us if we knew
          of Americans who did not share their
          government's naive sentiments.

          PIKE
          We have vez"y'few sentiments in common
          with our government.

          MAPACHE
          Qua diga?

          MOHR
          (Xn Spanish)
          Generalisimo, I think we should ask
          these gentlemen to have a drink with us.
          And Pike, understanding. that much Spanish, smiles as we.

          DISSOLVE TO:

          INT. BAR - NIGHT


          213 A MARIACHI IS BLOWING HARD AND SAD INTO A TINY BRASS
          TRUMPET AS he looks at the body of Teresa being dragged
          out. Emma and.Rosa'are still very much in evidence..
          214 AT MAPACHE'S TABLE, PIKE, DUTCH, LYLE, TECTOR AND SYKES are
          all seated at the raised table on the dais..,. Mapache seated
          at one end is tired and looks half asleep,.
          In the b.g. Angel can be seen still on the floor. A couple
          of guards are sitting near him.
          2,15 SEVERAL MARS. ARE SPREAD OUT on the table.
          Emma and Rosa crying softly, watch as the dead body of the
          girl. is dragged through a door at one end of the room.
          Zamorra is seated.next to the German listening intently,

          PIKE
          Of all those garrison rail spurs that
          ofie is the easiest to hit -- But I've
          got to figure where we can get out with.
          the wagon.

          

          

          

          

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          216 HE POINTS TO A PLACE ON THE MAP, looks at Dutch who shrug,
          doubtfully,

          DFTCH
          (to ZRmorre)
          Why do you want us to
          hit a train that's so close to the
          border ...The General could take an
          army up there and get it.

          MOHR
          President Huerta is anxious to better
          relations with the U.S. -- not destroy
          them. -

          PIKE
          Arms shipments are generally. kept secret
          ...how did you find out about this one?

          ERNST
          Mapache has a superb intelligence force..
          (indicating Mohr)
          Organized under the supervision of my
          superior officer.

          ZAMORRA
          (drinking, laughing)
          Gentlemen., we are quite well organized
          and well able to pay $10,000 in gold.
          (as• they react)
          If you are not able to do the work we
          will find someone else,

          PIKE
           ' (as the others react)
          I -- we can do 'it , , ,

           (THEN)
          But we're going to need special equipment.

          ZAMORRA
          Our accountant will arrange everything.

          SOHR
          (smiling at Mapache)
          Soon you will be the best armed general
          in Mexico.
          Mapache raises his glass In a toast,

          MAPACHE
          A la conquistat.,.
          Pike nudges Lyle who raises his glass; the other men follow
          suit. Mohr smiles and elegantly raises a drink.

          CONTINUM)

          

          

          

          

          62.

          216 CONTINUED

          MOHR

          PROSIT

          ERNST
          Prosit:a I
          217 PIKE AND DUTCH.DRINK, put down their glasses.

          PIKE
          With your permission ...I need a bath.

          ERNST

          (GRINNING)
          With my permission -- You all need a
          bath.

          LYLE
          Well,. .I don't need no bath...Tector
          and me need'some of them senoritas.
          (to Zamorra)
          How 'bout that boy, can you fix us up?

          ZAMORRA
          Porque no?
          Zamorra yells to JUAN. JOSE, an aide, standing nearby.

          ZAMORRA
          Oye!...Traeles unas viejas! Andale!

          MOHR

          (STANDING)
          Gentlemen, you will excuse me, I'm
          sure.

          21$ PIKE AND DUTCH LOOK AT HIM,. THEN STAND.

          DUTCH
          I'm sure.
          219 DUTCH FOLLOWS PIKE TO ANGEL where they lift him off the
          floor.

          PIKE
          We better get him cleaned up...

          

          

          

          

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          220 MAPACHE CROSSES QUICKLY TO THEM, drawing his gun.

          PIKE
          Por favor, General -- but I need him.

          MAPACHE
          I"give you someone much better.

          PIKE

          (FLATLY)
          I choose my own... withyour permission.
          Zamorra joins Mapache, looks at Pike whose hand is close to
          his. gun, turns to the General.

          -ZAMORRA
          Mi jefe, deje que se lo lleven..
          Mapache replaces his gun.

          MAPA CHE
          Take him. It is not important to
          me -- take him!'
          Then he.looks away as:

          221 JUAN JOSE APPROACHES THE TABLE.WITH TWO BEAUTIES, ANNA
          and LUCHA. Lyle and.Tector turn.and react with delight.

          TECTOR
          Hey! ...Here come our sweeties!

          LYLE
          (laughing softly)
          More than enough to go around...
          (as one girl sits
          on his lap)
          And then some!
          He turns" and beckons to Pike and Dutch who, with Sykes, are
          carrying Angel out of the saloon, but they ignore him.

          CUT TO:

          IN-T. BOX CAR DAY

          222 HARRIGAN AND THORNTON ARE SEATED AT A TABLE STUDYING PAYROLL
          SCHEDULES. MUNITION SCHEDULES AND NAPS. The other bounty
          hunters are scattered around the car grumbling about the
          inaction.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          614..

          222 CONTINUED

          HARRIGAN
          And you want to gamble everything this
          one shipment will be attacked?!

          THORNTON
           If they're in Agua Verde that's what
          - --they'll go for.

          HARRIGAN
          If?! Why not Juarez?

          THORNTON
          Because we would have heard::.
          (then, patiently)
          If they are in Agua Verde they will have
          seen Mapache.

          HARRIGAN

          (DISGUSTED)
          And.who in the hell_is Mapache?

          THORNTON
          A killer for Huerta who calls himself
          a.general.-- with enough guns he can
          become a power in northern Mexico -
          my guess is Pike will try and get
          them f or • him.

          HARRIGAN
          The train will be guarded by regular
          troops!!

          THORNTON
          Not regulars --.green recruits and not.
          worth a damn! I'll need twenty trained
          men -- not recruits or this gutter trash
          you.'ve given me.

          HARRIGAN
          You'll get the job done with what you
          have -- that'p our bargain.
          (then looking at the

          CALENDAR)
          Twenty-four days.

          CUT TO:

          INT. STEAM HUT - DAY


          223__ AN ANCIENT WOMAN POURS A BUCKET OF WATER ONTO THE STONES IN

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          223 CONTINUED
          GENTER OF AN ADOBE STEAM HUT. The structure is about twenty-
          five feet in diameter with a small. open oven in the center
          surrounded by a great deal of rocks. Light comes in through
          a tiny hole in the center of the ceiling which also allows
          smoke to escape.
          PIKE, ANGEL AND DUTCH are sitting on a bench against one
          wall. Angel has been cleaned up, but looks beaten.
          225 SYKES IS IN ONE CORNER, thoroughly enjoying himself.
          The men are all nude and stark white against the mud.' color of
          the walls. As the woman exits, Dutch stands and empties a
          bucket of water over' himself -and the others. They all gasp
          with relief. All have towels around their waists and none
          are completely sober. Pike's leg is heavily scarred and he
          is in pain. He stands and drinks, gets closer to the fire9
          massaging his leg.

          DUTCH
          I don't see how you stand it

          PIKE
          Some day I'm going to build me one of
          these and live in it.
          (then to Angel)
          I don't know why I • didn' t just let him
          kill you.

          ANGEL

          ( IRATE)
          I'm not going to steal guns for that
          devil to rob and kill my people again.

          DUTCH
          Very 'noble .

          SYRE S
          I didn't see no tears runnin' down your
          face when you rode in from San Rafael.

          ANGEL

          (ANGRY)
          They were not my people -- nor yours --
           I care about my people, my villag.e,
          Mexico.

          

          

          

          

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          226 ANGEL GETS UP OFF THE BENCH and dumps a bucket of water on
           his head. Pike looks at. Dutch. Both drink from a bottle.

           SYKES
           Listen, bog, you ride the trail with
           us your village don't count -- if it
           does- -you jest don't go along.

          ANGEL
          Then I don't go along!

          

          

          

          

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          66.
          227 PIKE AND DUTCH LOOK AT ANGEL through the steam.

          DUTCH
          One load of guns isn't going to stop him
          from raiding villages.. You ought to be
          thinking about all that money you'll have.

          PIKE

          (EXPANSIVELY)
          Take them a large bag of gold when it's
          over.

          DUTCH
          A small bag.

          PIKE
          Move them a thousand miles away and buy
          them a ranch --. two -- three, ranches.

          DUTCH
          One -- a very Small ranch.

          ANGEL
          They'll never leave...You see, it's
          their land -- and no one will, ever
          drive them away.

          SYKES
          (sblemnl4),
          I'll drink to that sentiment -- and to.
           love --
           (singing softly)
           But when all is said and done --
           I!11 drink to -- gold.

           DUTCH
           Salud'.

           CUT TO:

           INT. BODEGO - NIGHT

          228 IT IS LONG AND NARROW AND SHADOWY and Lyle, Tector and their
           two ladies are exploring it very carefully and with great
           dignity -- candles in hand.

           LYLE
           The dons of Spain built-this some three
           hundred years ago --
          He belches, then looks about in awe at the huge casks.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          228 CONTINUED

          TECTOR
          Itm all for them dons'.
          229 TECTOR SUDDENLY SWINGS A MATTOX ON TO a six foot cask
          which rests on top of two others of equal height, it
          bounces out of his hand. He draws his gun and fires as
          does Lyle. Liquid gushes down.
          229A LYLE STEPS UNDER IT, lifts his face, drinks, then drags:
          his lady beside him.

          LYLE
          (as the torrent pours
          over them removing his

          HAT)
          Have a dollop, honey -- there's enough
          here for both of us.
          And. she does, tasting the good wine:; laughing.

          CUT TO:

          INT. STEAM HUT - NIGHT


          230 PIKE AND DUTCH EXCHANGE LOOKS AND HAVE ANOTHER DRINK, AS
          ANGEL PALES.. Both are ready to write Angel off. and forget
          about the problem.

          ANGEL
          Would you give someone a gun to
          kill your mother, or your father,
          or your brother?
          231, DUTCH LOOKS AT PIKE. Pike thinks it over. Both have.
           another pull on the bottle.

          PIKE
          Son -- twenty thousand cuts a lot
          of. family ties.

          ANGEL
          No -- you gringos are no different.
          I have seen how Lyle takes care of
          his brother.
          He takes the bottle, drinks, then throws it on the rocks.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          68.

          231 CONTINUED

          ANGEL (CONT' D )
          My people don't have guns so Mapache
          takes the food out of their mouths
          and clothes off their backs. With
          guns my village could fight, If I
          could take guns to my people I would
          go with you -- but not just for
          gold,
          232 THE MEN ARE MOMENTARILY SILENT. Angel lifts a bucket
          of water, spills part of it on his head, passes it to Sykes
          who drinks a little of the water, spits it out, puts the
          bucket down, pours two bottles of tequilla into it,
          drinks. again -- smiles, passes it to Angel, who drinks
          and passes it on.

          DUTCH

          (DRINKING)
          .Al]. we'd need is for El Mapache to
          find out we armed some village...

          SYKES
          Let him find out.' Mr. Bishop --
          (as P �ke looks
          a t\ him )
          You know as well as I there ain't no
          way of collecting from Mapache 'cept
          off a lot of dead bodies -- mostly
          ours, the way he thinks.
          Pike considers this -- looks at the old man, finally
          nods .

          ANGEL
          I would take guns ...if Mapache found
          out, you would say I stole them,

          DUTCH
          How many cases of rifles did Zamorra
          say were in that shipment?

          PIKE
          Twenty.

          DUTCH
          Give him one.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          69.

          232 CONTINUED

          PIKE'
          (after a long moment)
          You can have one case and one case of
          ammo, You'll give up your share of the
          gold.

          DUTCH
          __-He'll have to show up with us. when we
          deliver..,.

          ANGEL
          I' will:..

          PIKE

          (SOFTLY)
          i. know. you will...
          Then. they all turn as:
          233 TECTOR AND.LYLE AND THEIR LADIES enter, somewhat wet and
          stained with wine.

          LYLE.
          (awkwardly) '
          I' d like. you to meet my fiancee.

          TECTOR
          (tears in his eyes)
          They just got engaged.
          234 FOR A MOMENT THE GROUP:is frozen,-looking at the.bride to
          be, her bridesmaid and:the best man. and groom,.. then all
          stand., together and bow.

          PIKE
          Pleasure-, Ma' ain.

          ANGEL
          Tanto gusto, senorita.

          DUTCH
          Mucho gusto, senorita..

          SYKES
          (softly to himself).
          Son of a bitch.

          (THEN)
          Trot them on in, boys -- I' :m hell on
          packin' mules, but I'm 'a delight with,
          .a pretty girl.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          234 CONTINUED
          Tector and Lyle and their girls look at him as both Pike
          and Dutch nearly fall off the bench, laughing too hard to
          drink their health as we:

          DISSOLVE TO:

           EXT. BROKEN DESERT AREA (DEEP ARROYO) - DAY


          235 PIKE AND DUTCH ARE RIDING AHEAD OF A LARGE. WAGON (LOADED
          WITH BARRELS) DRIVEN BY SYKES. The others are riding.
          behind. The walls of the arroyo tower above the men.
          Pike is tense in the saddle as the pain in. his leg becomes
          almost. unbearable.

          DUTCH
          You never told me how you got all
          tore up like that...
          236 PIKE REFLECTS FOR A MOMENT. His face is almost white.;
          Then he reaches in his saddle bag and pulls out a bottle.
          He drinks, passes the bottle to Dutch..

          PIKE
          I met a woman I wanted to marry...
           Pike 'grins a little at what now seems an absurd thought.

          236A SUPERIMPOSED OVER THE. SCENE IS PIKE IN JUAREZ:
          INT. KITCHEN v NIGHT

          236B PIKE. COMES IN THROUGH THE KITCHEN-DOOR WITH AN ARM LOAD
          of groceries and too much to drink.
          236C AURORA STANDS WAITING FOR HIM. She is very beautiful and
          very angry..

          PIKE
          Buenas no the s mi amor.
          Aurora swings and catches him full handed across the face9
          the groceries scatter on the floor -- Pike bounces off the
          wall,. looks at her, tries to grin.

          PIKE
          Your husband due back?

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          AURORA
          No, never you are late -- two days
          late.
          Pike is startled by this, starts to protest, realizes it is
          true, tries to make apologies. Aurora turns and stalks off.

          LAP DISSOLVE TO:

          INT. KITCHEN - NIGHT

          236D -PIKE IS SHOVING POTS AND PANS AROUND, attempting'to cook
          dinner, while Aurora sits watching stony faced until he
          .turns away, then she can hardly keep from giggling.

          AURORA

          (FINALLY)
          You need help?.

          PIKE
          No!
          He picks up a pan with a hot handle, drops it, spilling hot
          stew or soup on his foot, hops around cursing looking at
          the shambles on the stove and on the floor.'
          236DD AURORA STANDS LOOKING AT HIM WITH LOVE, then smiling softly
          crosses to the side-board and pours him a drink. He takes
          it, suddenly both are laughing.

          CUT TO:

          INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT


          PIKE AND AURORA STAND IN THE SEMIDARKNESS SLOWLY DISROBING.
          Suddenly Pike embraces her and pulls her to the bed. They
          begin to make love, then:
          THE DOOR SMASHES OUN AND LUKE, a skinny bad mouthed Texan
          steps into the room, a_double barreled shot gun in his
          hands ready to fire.
          AURORA SCREAMS and throws herself in front of Pike. Luke
          fires, the charge killing her as Pike dives out of bed --
          jumping for his gun on a nearby table.
          LUKE FIRES AGAIN, the blast catching Pike across the thigh
          and knee. Pike goes down. Luke crosses to the bed and
          sits watching him writhing almost bleeding to death on the
          floor.

          

          

          

          

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          236 1 OVER THE ABOVE IS THE FOLLOWING DIALOGUE:

          PIKE
          She had a husband and I should have had
          enough sense to kill him. He wasn't around
          and I got careless. One night he.walked in
          on us - - got her with the first shot. He
          caught me here with the second then the
          damndd coward turned and ran.

          236J EXT. DESERT AREA - DAY


          DUTCH
          You didn't catch up with him?

          PIKE
          Not yet but there-hasn't been.a day or an
          hour that I haven't thought about getting
          him - - he didn't want that woman he just.
          wanted to kill somebody - - well, he killed
           her - - not me and I'll see him dead
           for it.

          I
          (Then yelling back)
          Move along, Freddy - - we've got a long way
          to go:
          He turns back to Dutch, takes the bottle,.. drinks deeply and
          puts it away.

          PIKE
          This is the last go round - - this time
          we do it right.

          CUT TO:

          M.

          

          

          

          

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          EXT. DESERT - DAY (DAWN EFFECT)

          237 A TRAIN CHUGS ACROSS THE FLAT STRETCH of desert. The small
          steam. locomotive pushes a flatbed and pulls a succession
          of three cars.
          Another flat, a passenger and a cattle. The train moves
          toward the only object in sight:

          238 A RICKETY TRACKSIDE WATER TOWER AND MAINTENANCE SHOP

          239 IN FRONT OF THE ENGINE TWO ARMY ORDINANCE GUARDS RIDE ON
          THE-FLAT car, wearily checking the track for obstructions.
          ON THE SECOND,FLAT CAR TWO MORE ARMED GUARDS sit on crates
          of weapons and..arnmunition, gazing at the passing scenery.

          INT. PASSENGER CAR - DAY


          241 THORNTON AND NINE OTHER BOUNTY HUNTERS SLOUCHED ON THE.

          WOODEN BENCHES.WIDE AWAKE.

          \-I

          

          

          

          

          72...

          214.2 AT THE REAR OF THE CAR, A DOZEN VERY YOUNG ARMY RECRUITS
           are sprawled across the seats near their beefy first
           sergeant, FRANK MC HALE who is snoring loudly.

          INT. CATTLE CAR : DAY


          214.3. THE CATTLE CAR IS LOADED WITH THE HORSES OF THE SOLDIERS

          AND THE BOUNTY HUNTERS.
          The soldiers' horses are roach-maned and unsaddled. I
          At one end of the car, the railroad livestock man is asleep
          on a pile of straw, an empty jug at his side. The animals
          of the bounty hunters are standing saddled, with the cinches
          loosened.

          INT. PASSENGER CAR - DAY

          244 THE TRAIN SLOWS AND A FEW OF THE SOLDIERS. lift their heads
          and look out the windows.
           Seeing nothing but the vast empty plain, they quickly resume
          their slumber.
          245. THE BOUNTY HUNTERS TENSE.- THORNTON STANDS, looks out...
          nothing,' but:
          214.6. A RICKETY WATER TOWER AND TINY maintenance shack -- no horses,
          wagons, nothing.

          INT. PASSENGER CAR

          214.7 THORNTON TURNS back to his seat.

          EXT.. TRAIN - DAY


          248 THE ENGINE PULLS TO A STOP UNDER THE RICKETY TOWER. THE
          FIREMAN CLIMBS OUT OF THE CAB AND ONTO THE TENDER. He
          reaches up and grabs the lanyard and lowers the spout.

          219 THE FIREMAN FINDS HIMSELF GAZING DIRECTLY INTO THE BARREL OF
          A SAWED-OFF SHOTGUN: HELD BY ANGEL. The fireman gasps
          and-takes a step back.
          250 ANGEL SLIDES OFF THE SPOUT AND ONTO the tender. He covers
          the fireman and the `two man crew. The- crew -urns and Angel
          smiles aiid puts his .f_nger to his l 1ps, then gestures. The
          firemanand the crew begin to take on grater,

          

          

          

          

          73.
          PIKE, DUTCH AND LYLE step out 'from behind the maintenance
          shack and climb swiftly onto the tender. Pike slips toward
          the engine compartment.
          252. DUTCH TURNS TOWARDS THE GUARDS ON THE flatcar behind the
          engine.
          253 LYLE SCRAMBLES AROUND THE ENGINE TO HANDLE the two men on
          the.flat car in front.

          DUTCH LOOKS DOWN AT TEE GUARDS ON THE SECOND FLAT CAR.

          THEY ARE LOUNGING WITH THE GUNS SEVERAL FEET AWAY.
          He whistles an.d they look up. While he covers them:
          255 ANGEL CLIMBS DOWN from the tender onto the flat car over the
          crates toward the coupling Joining the flat to the passenger
          car.
          256 ON THE FRONT FLAT CAR the two- guards turn, freeze as Lyle
           moves around .the .front of the engine and whistles., his
           shotgun covering. them.
          25? IN THE CAB, PIKE IS\STANDING WITH his hand on the throttle
           looking up at Dutch.
          25$. AT THE COUPLING -ANGEL GRABS. THE PIN and starts to pull on it.
          259 IN THE CAB PIKE. WA TC HES� DUTCH , WHO WAVES HIS HAND, motion-
           ing .Pike to ease the train back. Pikes hand moves on the
          throttle..

          260 THE COUPLING MOVES SLIGHTLY AND. ANGEL LIFTS THE IN.

          -INT. PASSENGER CAR - DAY.

          263:: THORNTON- FROWNS AS THE CAR moves slightly. He stands, and
           walks toward the front of the car. Through the window on
          the. door, he sees:

          262 ANGEL SCRAMBLING OVER THE CRATES TOWARDS THE TENDER.

          

          

          

          
          263 THORNTON DUCKS BACK AND STARTS TO DRAW HIS . gun,..: pauses and
          turns back into the car.' Silently he gestures to the
          bounty hunters.
          The soldiers in the back of the car continue to sleep as
          Thornton and his men move past them toward the horse car.
          REACHING THE SERGEANT, still snqring loudly, Thornton hesi-
          tates, then decides against it and enters the horse car.

          265 IN THE CAB, PIKE EASES THE THROTTLE FORWARD.
          266 THE ENGINE AND. TENDER AND FLAT CAR PULL" SLOWLY away from
           the passenger and cattle car.

          267 THE GAP IS BECOMING LARGER BETWEEN THE PASSENGER-CAR AND

          THE FLAT CAR WHEN DUTCH SEES:
          268 A 'MAN JUMPING A HORSE OUT OF THE CATTLE CAR. It is one of
          the bounty hunters. Another horse quickly follows. Dutch
          turns and yells.

          DUTCH
          They're coming;
          269 GORCH ON FRONT OF THE. LOCOMOTIVE WHIRLS AROUND and looks
          back for an instant as Dutch yells. The two guards jump
           for their weapons. Lyle turns back,'watches them, then
          kills both as they pick up their rifles.

          270 IN THE CAB, PIKE POURS ON THE COAL.

          271 STEAM POURS OUT OF THE. CYLINDERS AND THE WHEELS SPIN ON

          THE RAILS...

          272 AS THE WHEELS GAIN TRACTION AND TEIE TRAIN LURCHES FORWARD,

          DUTCH PITCHES FORWARD, FALLING OVER THE EDGE BETWEEN THE
          TENDER AND THE FLAT CAR, turning in the air, catching the
          tender with his hands and his feet precariously balanced
          on the coupling.

          273 OVER THE RAILS, DUTCH HANGS ONTO THE IRON HAND GRIP ON THE
          BACK OF THE TENDER. His feet are bracing him on the bounc-
          - ing coupling. He is inches above the rail.

          

          

          

          

          75.

          27I, ON THE FLAT CAR THE TWO GUARDS SCRAMBLE OVER THE CASES
          AND GRAB THEIR GUNS. They start .forward.
          275 DUTCH LETS GO and, hanging on with one hand, manages to get
          his gun out of the holster. He fires blindly over the edge,
          IN TAE .CAB, PIKE .AND ANGEL WHIRL at the sound of the shot.
          Pike instantly kicks the engineer and fireman out of the
          cab, then turns to•c'limb onto the tender..

          ANGEL
          (ahead of him)
          Yo V07;
          Pike hesitates, then turns back to the throttle.
          27.6 DUTCH DUCKS AS SHOTS FROM THE GUARD splinter wood nearh=s
           face.. He is barely able to hang on. and. is slipping down
          closer to' the rails.

          EXT. PASSENGER CAR - DAY


          277 SOLDIERS ARE POURING' OUT OF THE PASSENGER CAR WATCHING:

          278 IN THE DISTANCE THE TRAIN AND THE PURSUING BOUNTY HUNTERS.
          Hurriedly, they enter the cattle car.

          INT. CATTLE CAR - DAY

          279 A3,. THEY REMOVE THEIR HORSES, SOME TRYING to resaddle in
          the car.

           EXT. TRAIN COUPLING-

          28.0 DUTCH PULLS THE TRIGGER AND HIS .45 clicks empty..

          281 THE GUARDS. EDGE FORWARD TO FINISH HIM.

          282 ANGEL FIRES AND ONE GUARD DROPS SCREAMING OFF THE FLAT CAR,
          The other guard panics and scrambles back over the crates.
          A second shot catches him in the small of the back, hurling
          him over the edge of the car.
          283 ANGEL RUSHES FORWARD, and bracing himself on a stanchion,
          grabs Dutch by the jacket and pulls him aboard.

          

          

          

          

          76.

          EXT. LIVESTOCK CAR - DAY

          284 THE RECRUITS ARE SCRAMBLING around outsi de.the car. Some
          are climbing in through the open door. Inside the horses
          can be heard kicking and neighing.

          SGT. MC HALE

          (SCREAMING)
          Order; Dammit;,..Corporal9 get those
          ---men out of that car, ..get the animals

          OUT;
          (then, looking off)
          Corporal -- ride back to the telegraph
          at Todos Malos and tell tam that
          Pinkerton gang has robbed the train
          and we are in pursuit:
          As the corporal mounts and rides off, the sergeant .contin"--ns
          to watch:

          285 THE TRAIN ROLLS OFF INTO THE DISTANCE FOLLOWED BY THE

          BOUNTY HUNTERS.
          286 THORNTON LEADING HIS MEN IS ABOUT a mile and a half behi^c.
          the train.

          287 THE TRAIN NEARS A WAGON ROAD WITH A NARROW BRIDGE THAT
          CROSSES IT AND SUDDENLY the wheels lock. With a shower of
          sparks it slides to a stop beside:"
          288 A LARGE WAGON ON THE RIVERSIDE OF THE CROSSING. The
          bandits scramble off the train and begin loading cases of
          guns onto the waiting wagon. Sykes and Tector Gorch assist,
          them. The wagon is directly beside the car and the unload-
          ing is very rapid.

          289 PIKE CLIMBS TO THE TOP OF THE-.CAB WATCHING:
          290 THE CLOUD OF DUST OF THE APPROACHING BOUNTY HUNTERS. He
          yells down to the men:

          PIKE
          Get the guns off and get on, out of here;
          He turns and scrambles down inside the cab.
          Outside the men quickly finish loading and the wagon pulls
          up alongside the cab.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          290 CONTINUED

          DUTCH
          We're ready!

          PIKE
          Not yet - I want to return e. favor..
          He.•yanks the throttle into reverse and jumps off the
          locomotive onto the wagon.

          291. THE HEAVILY LOADED WAGON WINDS DOWN A STEEL TRAIL INTO

          THE CANYON BESIDE THE SMALL RICKETY BRIDGE.
          In the b.g.., the train picks up speed heading back towards
          the scene of the robbery.

          292 THE BANDITS PULL THE WAGON UP BESIDE THE RIVER BANK WHERE

          THEY. HAVE. PRE-RIGGED A CABLE CROSSING.
          In perfect order Dutch and Angel begin attaching the ropes
          to-the tongue of the wagon as Sykes unhitches.

          293 THE BOUNTY HUNTERS RIDE THEIR HORSES DOWN A: STEEP SLOPE

          AS THE TRAIN RUSHES PAST.
          29l� WITH ANGEL LEADING, THE..HORSES ARE PULLED into the river.
          Large barrels on the side of the wagon serve as floatation
          gear. The current catches it and begins to swing it on
          the rope downstream and across the river..
          295 THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ARE RAPIDLY CLOSING THE GAP. In the
          distance. they can see the bandits, now in mid-stream,
          296 OUTSIDE THE CATTLE CAR, RECRUITS ARE LINED UP saddling
          their horses.

          297 INSIDE, THREE OF THEM ARE STILL CHASID THEIR PANICKY.

          HORSES AROUND.

          

          

          

          

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          298 OUTSIDE, A SOLDIER YELLS:

          SOLDIER
          Sergeant; They're coming back...

          LOOK;

          299 THE ENGINE IS ROARING TOWARD THEM FROM THE DISTANCE.

          MC HALE
          (realizing what is

          -HAPPENING)
          Get those horses away from the car!.
          (running to the car)
          Get them out of there;

          300 INSIDE THE CAR, THE MEN HAVE CAUGHT AND SADDLED ONE HORSE.
          Which.is now bucking, the saddle hanging under its belly.
          The other rears as the Sergeant yells again.

          MC HALE
          Get out ; ...The engine's coming !
           And It is at about forty miles an hour. The Sergeant turns
          and runs.

          301 INSIDE THE MEN RUSH FOR THE DOOR

          302 ON THE TRACK THE ENGINE SLAMS INTO THE CARS.

          303 IN THE CATTLE CAR, HORSES AND 14EN ARE HURLED AROUND IN
          THE CAR by the impact.

          30. THE HORSES REHITCHED, PIKE AND THE OTHERS ?"WORK TO FREE THE

           WAGON BOGGED IN THE MUD ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE RIVER.

          305_ ON THE OPPOSITE BANK, THE BOUNTY HUNTERS PULL UP AND BEGIN

          FIRING.

          306 ANGEL, LIGHTING A BIG CIGAR MOVES AWAY FROM PIKE AND THE

          OTHERS.
          307 PIKE ROPES ONTO THE' WAGON FROM the front and pulls with
          his horse.
          308 SYSES IS IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT AND DUTCH is next-to him, lying
          prone. on the wagon returning the fire of the bounty hunters.

          

          

          

          

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          309 LY'LE AND TECTOR ON HORSEBACK SPUR.up.to the wagon.

          PIKE
          Get on those rear. wheels'.
          The Gorch brothers scramble down into knee-deep water and
          begin to push.

          310 DUTCH AIMS AND FIRES.
          311 A MAN STAGGERS OUT from half cover and drops to his knees,
          312 DUTCH FIRES AGAIN and another man drops. The bounty
           hunters back up.and hunt better cover.

          313 THORNTON SPURS FOR THE SHAKY BRIDGE.

          313A ANGEL, HIDDEN IN THE BRUSH AT THE FAR END OF THE BRIDGE.,.
           puffs on the cigar watching, Thornton..

          313B THREE FUSES ARE-IN HIS HAND. HE LIGHTS ONE WITH HIS CIGAR.

          314 IN THE RIVER BELOW THE BRIDGE, PIKE AND HIS MEN PUSH AND
           heave against the wagon slowly moving. it up onto-the
          bank. Then:
          314A SEEING THORNTON STARTING ACROSS THE BRIDGE, PIKE raises
           his.rifle but the range is far and the wagon has begun
          to move.
          315 THORNTON FORCES his terrified animal across the tottering
           structure, then whirls as a bullet whines past his head.
           The shot has come from behind. Above and through the trees
          he can see:
          316 THE CAVALRY DISMOUNTING AND CONTINUING to fire.
          317 THE BOUNTY HUNTERS WHIRL around and return the-fire.

           THORNTON

           (YELLING)
           Don't shoot; ...It's the army, you
           idiots; -
          But his words are drowned out in a volley-of firing.
          Some of the soldiers start for the bridge. Three or
          four of the bounty hunters quickly mount and spur on to
          the bridge after Thornton.

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          318 THORNTON FORCES HIS animal forward, stops, recognizing:
          319 PIKE AT THE WAGON. PIKE looks at him a moment, then -yells at
          his men and pulls the wagon up out of the mud and labor s
          up the slope,
          320 ANGEL WATCHES THE FUSE BURNING under the bridge toward the
          far banks where the bounty hunters are beginning to fall
          back to the water:
          321 THORNTON FOLLOWED BY THREE OTHER BOUNTY HUNTERS rides forward..
          Angel lights the remaining two fuses, mounts and spurs after
          Pike and the wagon.
          322 SOME OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS PUSH THEIR HORSES DOWN THE SLOPE Ta-
          WARD THE WATER AWAY FROM THE SOLDIERS, who led by McHale, are
          closely flanking them. The firing is general now.
          323 THE WAGON GOES UP THE RIM OF A GULLY, then down the other
          side and out of sight..
          324 . IN THE COVER OF THE GULLY, DUTCH AND THE GORCH BROTHERS mount
           up and follow Sykes up the gully.
          3 PIKE TURNS HIS HORSE, SPURS BACK THE WAY HE CAME. At the top
           pulls. up as Angel joins.him. Both turn, watch. as:
          325 FIVE STICKS OF DYNAMITE GO OFF in the shallow water on the
           far side of the river among-the bounty hunters..
           Horses go down, men. are thrown into the river. It is a sham-
          bles. A few bounty hunters struggle dawnstream,
          326 THORNTON, TWO THIRDS ACROSS THE BRIDGE pulls up, looks back as
           do the three bounty hunters behind him, then at:
          327 THE DISTANT FIGURES OF PIKE AND ANGEL. Pike lifts his hat i
          a mocking' salute.

          328 BENEATH THE BRIDGE, THE TWO FUSES REAC.E THE DYNAMITE AND THE
          BRIDGE EXPLODES, blowing Thornton'and the three bounty
          hunters into the river,

          329 PIKE WATCHES WITHOUT EXPRESSION. ANGEL GRINS WITH SATISFACTION.
          Finally both turn and ride after the wagon followed by scat-
          tered ineffective shots of the soldiers,

          330 ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE RIVER, MC HALE STOPS A GROUP OF SCLDIISS
           from following on horseback.

           MC HALE
           Halt... '. Halt dammit;
           That is-Mexico -- and . we can't
           go there -- not yet.

          

          

          

          

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           EXT. BOUNTY HUNTERS' CAMP (RIVER AREA) - DAY (SUNSET EFFECT)


          331 THE BOUNTY HUNTERS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THORNTCN HAVE RE-
          GROUPED ON THE MEXICAN SIDE OF THE RIVER, still wet and dazed
          from the river. A huge mesquite wood fire is burning in the
          centre of came and several men have placed boots and articles
          of clothing around it. Three horses, unsaddled, are tied to
          a picket line in the b.g.

          T. C.
          Sure would like to get ahold of my fool
          horse,

          COFFER
          SomeMex kid's probably ridin' him home
          right now,

          JESS
          I don't see how I could'a lost both my
          boots; .They always was hard as hell
          to gat on but that little ole river just
          sucked 'em right off;

          T.C.
          •That little ole dynamite helped some,

          ROSS
          They was waiting for us.

          COFFER
          Dollars to doughnuts that same kid
          that's ridin' T.C.'-s horse is wearing
          your-boots right now,

          332 JESS THINKS THIS OVER, THEN REACHES QUICKLY FOR HIS SHIRT

          EXTENDED ON A POLE TOWARDS THE FIRE, WHICH HAS BEGUN TO BURN.
          He-drops it onto the sand and stamps on it. The men watch9
          silent, but slightly amused,

          T. C.
          What do you reckon we ought'a do now?.
          .,.Go back?..,Them soldiers was shooting
          at us,

          JESS
          You see Thornton;.,. I never did see him
          come up',

          T. C.
          See him;... I was with him; But I never
          seen him come up either,.

          COFFER
          If you're•asking me, I think we ought'a
          go after them bandits and make that swim.
          worth something.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          332 CONTINUED

          ROSS
          (the fourth
          bounty hunter)
          I'd like to take some good pelts
          back.. or at least maybe steal
          something down here.

          T. C.
          ----Why go back at all -- just rob
          every Mez' we see.

          -.COFFER
          You don't know this country -- step
          out of line and every Mex you see will
          be shooting your ass full of holes.
          T. Co
          Well, I'm sure as hell going to steal
          me a horse;
          333 THORNTON IS STANDING ON THE EDGE OF THE CLEARING looking at
          the men around the f ire. He is tired and has obviously ridden
          a long way, and shows the affects of the explosions ripped
          clothes, a bloody gash on his face -- a twisted knee that is
          bad enough to make him limp through the remainder of the film.

          THORNTON
          Steal as some grub -- I got the
          horses.
          33. THE MENWHIRL AROUND AT THE s o and of Thornton' s voice,

          T.C.
          Hey... you find my horse;

          ROSS
          .We thought the dynamite must've got
          you or them . soldiers.

          JESS
          Or that damned river.

          THORNTON
          "Them soldiers" are going to get us all
          if they ever get the chance...Who
          started firing at them?
          The men look at one another momentarily.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          331 CONTINUED

          COFFER

          (LYING)
          Well, Old Huey started firing up.at
          tem. I even tried to stop him...
          Then one of them bandits nailed him
          from across the river,

          ROSS
          Them soldiers started shooting first:
          Thornton, without answering, steps to the fire,

          THORNTON
          How many rifles? And how much
          ammunition?

          AD LIB
          (as they look)
          Got mine...damn little...twelve
          rounds.„Itm clean,..44ts but no
          301 30 t s, . - . I}O round - lost mine.

          THORNTON
          We'll use what we got.

          COFFER
          Are we going after-them?

          THORNTON
          We are; -- unless youtd like to go
          back. and face a firing squad.

          JESS _

          (WHINNING)
          How, in-hell am I goin' to fight
          without boots?

          THORNTON
          Your problem.

          (THEN)
          Saddle up -- we're riding out..'
          In the b.g., a horse whinnies as the men look at him dumb-
          founded.

          JESS
          Now...?

          THORNTON

          NOW;;
          And they jump as we:

          CUT TO:

          

          

          

          

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          EXT. ROUGH COUNTRY NEAR (THE RIVER) - DAY (SUNSET EFFECT)


           4

          335 DUTCH IS EXAMINING THE HOOF OF ONE OF THE WAGON HORSES. PIKE
           is beside him. Sykes is still on the reins, Angel is sitting
           on the cases of guns. The Gorch brothers are both riding '14
           horses on either side. Dutch looks up, shakes his head.-

           PIKE
          Lyle; .Put your horse in the traces!
          336 LYLE HANDS A BOTTLE OF WHISKEY TO TECTOR and nudges his horse
          forward.-As he swings off, it is obviaeas that he is a little
          drunk,

          PIKE.
          And you better dry out -- we got no
          cause to celebrate.

          TECTOR
          Well, we got all them guns,. Pike.

          PIKE
          And we got a hell of a long way to go
          'with a considerable number of people
          just waiting to take 'em away.

          337 LYLE AND DUTCH BEGIN PUTTING LYLE'S HORSE INTO THE TRACES.

          SYKES
          Where's the General supposed to meet
          us? -

           PIKE
          Agua Verde -- or before -- and when he
           does, don't look for no open arms.

          DUTCH
          What about Thornton and them others?

          PIKE
          Last I saw he was ridin' four sticks of
          dynamite into the river.

          SYKES
          Don't count on him stayin' t.ere.
          - (as Pike looks at him)
          You know him --.I know him he'll
          be along.

           PIKE
           (after a long moment)
          Yeah he'll be along.

          

          

          

          

          85.
          338 HE CROSSES SLOWLY TO HIS HORSE, his weariness showing, puts
          his foot in the stirrup, hesitates.

          R

          339 THE GROUP WATCHES SILENTLY.
          140 PIKE STEPS UP INTO THE SADDLE, the pain twisting his face.
          For- a long moment no one moves, then:
          LYLE FULLS. A BOTTLE out of his. jumper, hands it to Pike. 34-
          Pike drinks, hands it'to Sykes who drunks, hands it to Angel
          who drinks,. hands it with a touch of a smile to Tector who
          hesitates, then half grins himself; drinks and hands it to
          Lyle. Lyle looks at the bottle, upends it over his mouth, a
          few drops spill out into his mouth, looks at the bottle in
          disbelief, tosses it gently aside.

          LYLE
          (to Pike , simply)
          It'll be a cold day in hell 'fore
          -I do that again. -
          And suddenly they are all laughing.

          PIKE
          Let's move.-
          And they do, still chuckling-as we.;

           CUT TO:

          INT. MEXICAN RAILROAD STATION - DAY (SUNSET EFFECT)

          342 A TELEGRAPH'OPERATOR SNAPS AWAKE as a message comes over the
          wire..-. As the machine clicks, he diligently writes the mes-
          sage. When he is, finished he hands it to JUAN, a' small.: boy .
          who` is dressed in a poorly fitting uniform. -

          OPERATOR
          Porel generalisimo: Andale!
          The boy runs out of the building and into the street.

          EXT. MEXICAN RAILROAD STATION DAY

          343 MANY UNIFORMED SOLDIERS ARE DEPLOYED AROUND THE TRAIN while
          they load horses into old boxcars -- also loading are:

          

          

          

          

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          344 WOUNDED SOLDIERS, MAPACHE? S CAR AND WOMEN AND. CHILDREN AND
          OTHER. CIVILIANS who are. part of Mapache's encampment, Most
          climb'on top. of the box cars where they set up housekeeping..,.
          building f ires, ' cooking food -- ignoring the sporadic rifle.
          fire that is beginning to grow in volume as
          345 THIRTY' OR FORTY BIG HATTED REVOLUTIONARIES probe for the
           weakness of Mapache's position at the railroad station.
           Note: Mapache's soldiers show signs of having recently suf-
           fered a beating and it..is obvious that they are retreating...

          346 JUAN RACES FROM THE OFFICE THROUGH TEE SOLDIERS TOWARD THE
          END OF THE TRAIN where:
          347 MAPACHE'STANDS LOOKING OVER THE NEARBY HILLS with field
           glasses. Beside him are his lieutenants,. one MAYOR (PEREZ),
           the two Germans and ten or twelve soldiers. One- soldier is
          hit and falls dying.

          PEREZ
          Mi general -- tenemos que irnos.'

          ZAMORRA
          Par favor.
          Mapache ignores them.
          Juan,•rushing'toward Mapache, almost falls as Herrera jerks
          him to a halt..

          JUAN

          (OFFICIOUSLY)
          Telegrama de San Antonio para su
          exaelencia, el general. (A telegram
          from San"Antonio for his excellency,
          the General.)

          HERRERA
          (reaching for the

          MESSAGE)
          Yo to llevo;
          347A JUAN PULLS IT AWAY. HERRERA.GRINS, and. understanding his
          wish to: deliver it personally, steps aside. Juan runs to
          Mapache, skids to a halt and salutes.

          JUAN
          Mi General... telegrama de San Antonio.
          The general returns the salute solemnly and opens the paper,
          reads it.

          MAPACHE.
          Los-gringos se robaron el tren;

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          87,

          3!7 CONTINUED

          ERNST
          (to his companion,

          MOHR)
          Was sagt er?
          Mohr smiles. Mapache is obviously pleased. He looks up at
          the Germans.

          MAP ACHE
          The gringos take the guns...

          MOHR
          Sie haben die Geware gestclen!

          ERNST
          Ach so;...Gut -
           (patting Mapache
           on the shoulder)
          Sehr gut.mein General!

          MOHR
          (indicating the
          approaching Villistas)
          It is important this news be kept
          from Villa until the guns are in
          our hands.

          ZAMORRA
          (beginning to panic
          as the firing grows

          HEAVIER)
          We must go:

          MAPACHE
          (shouting towards
          the mountain in

          SPANISH)
          The next time I will. destroy you
          (turning to Herrera;
          in Spanish)
          Send men immediately to meet the
          guns on the road to Agua Verde --
          take possession and return here.

          HERRERA
          And if the gringos object --?

          MAPACHE

          (SIMPLY)
          Kill them.

           CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          347 CONTINUED

          MOHR
          (in English)
          My General -- if they are success
          ful in this venture possibly they
          can be useful in others,
          Mapache thinks this over, turns to Herrera. Nearby another
          man is hit and falls.

          MAPACHE
          (in Spanish)
          Bring them back with you -- over-
          come their objections -- reason
          with them - convince them of our
          good intentions.
          HERRERA in Spanish)
          And if they still object?
          MAPACHE. (in Spanish)
          Kill them;
          3?+8 HERRERA SALUTES AND LEAVES. Mapache gestures:and the others.
          quickly jump aboard the train. Mapache is the last, looking,
          back at the hills with hatred as the Villistas charge and
          we:.

          DISSOLVE TO:

          EXT. ROCKY HILL NEAR BROKEN ARROYO COUNTRY - DAY


          R
          349 DUTCH IS LYING PRONE BEHIND SOME ROCKS trying a paper cone
          over the front of a pair of U.S. Army binoculars. Pike
          stands beside him, With the cone adjusted he rolls over and
          looks out across the valley plain broken with arroyos.

          DUTCH
          Still heading east.

          PIKE
          Are they bluffing. or did they
          really miss it?

          DUTCH
          I'd say they missed it..

          350 THROUGH THE BINOCULARS THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ARE WINDING ACROSS

          THE ARROYOS

          

          

          

          

          89.
          (i 351. DUTCH AND PIKE SNAKE BACK FROM THE LIP OF THE ROCKY hill that
           dominates the area.

           I
          352 THE WAGON IS BELOW THEM hidden in a gully. The other men
          are lounging underneath it. Pieces of brush are tied behind
          the rear wheels of the wagon to brush away the trail. Pike
          and Dutch stand and move back toward the wagon.

          DUTCH
          Only five left -- didn't figure
          them to come down after us. How
          much can we be worth?

          PIKE
          A lot depends on how hungry they
          are...

          (THEN)
          You- stay up there and look for
          bighats.,..I'm going to start.
          ..'rigging the fireworks.
          Dutch: turns, crawls back and lifts the glassese Pikewalk
          down near the wagon and. prods. Angel., who.is sleeping _:
          his boot.

          PIKE
          1. need some-help.
          353 ANGEL QUICKLY GETS TO HIS FEET and follows Pike. to the
          wagon. Pike reaches into a box near the seat and removes
          a piece of fuse.

          PIKE
          Get that case of explosives near
          the back.
          Angel climbs on the wagon. Lyle, hearing him,.crawls out
          from underneath. His brother also awakens and starts moving
          around. Sykes, hat. over his eyes, looks up but doesn't move..

          LYLE
          Whatta you want with the dynamite?

          PIKE
          Protection.
          (as they look at

          HIM)
          I figure the General will plan to
          collect without payment, then kill
          us if we have. any objections. The
          only reason he might change his
          mind is if something could happen
          to these guns.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          90.

          353 CONTINUED
          Angel hands Pike a case of explosives.

          PIKE
          Now I'm goin' to make it real
          easy for something to happen.
          35L PIKE SETS THE BOX ON THE GROUND and pries open the lid. He
          begins setting the sticks on the ground next to the box.
          Angel gets down and Pike hands.him a coil. of baling wire.

          PIKE
          Wrap these in pairs and put a
          fuse cap between them.
          Angel takes the first two and starts to work on them.
          355 LYLE WATCHES FOR A MOMENT THEN NUDGES HIS BROTHER and climbs
           on the wagon and begins looking over the.boxes... One is much
           bigger than the others and of a different shape.
          356 ANGEL AND PIKE ARM THE DYNAMITE STICKS in the shade of the
          wagon..

          ANGEL
          Men from my village will meet
          us tomorrow.
          Pike looks up, angered.

          PIKE
          You told them about our trail?

          ANGEL
          I. don't need to tell them...They
          know where we are.

          Q.

          PIKE'
          How?
          Angel puts the charge down and looks off at the horizon.

          ANGEL
          This country has many people, but
          they have learned to live without
          being seen.
          (aftera moment)
          Anyplace where a farmer has a field
          ...or a man has sheep in the moun-•-
          .tains..or a boy watches a herd of
          goats.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          91.

          356 CONTINUED
          - There is a noise off screen and they both look up,
          357 TECTOR AND LYLE, using the heavy-bladed Bowie knives, have
           pried open the strange shaped box. Lyle, his eyes bright,
           reaches in..

          TECTOR
          Pike -- take--a look --

          358 LYLE STRUGGLES, LIFTS UP A MACHINE GUN OF THE PERIOD.

          LYLE
          -You know how to work one of
          these things?
          Pike stands,,then grins a little-and crosses to the wagon.

          PIKE
          .Whatever I don't know, I'm
          going to learn.

          CUT TO:

          EXT. VALLEY DAY

          359 THE BOUNTY HUNTERS NOW IN AN AREA OF BADLANDS have stopped
          on a small rise and are looking out over miles of the same
          type of country.

          JESS
          I don't know how we lost 'em
          except maybe in that big valley
          where the ground was. so hard.

          COFFER
          There wasn't but one way they
          could have taken a wagon out
          of there, this here is it.

          THORNTON
          They didn.'t take it out...

          T.C.
          We, ain't gonna make it too much
          further without something to eat.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          359 CONTINUED

          THORNTON

          (QUIETLY)
          We didn't lose them -- I could
          point to them now.
          (as they whirl,
          looking around)
          Sit still, dammitl
          (as they quiet)
          You think Pike and old Sykes haven't
          been watching us -- you think if we
          hadn't.turned off they wouldn't just
          have sat back and let us walk into
          it -- six of them hid and all the.
          guns.and ammunition they need -- you
          think I wasn't sweating blood they
          wouldn't try and hide their trail!
          They look at him silently, almost frightened by his vehemeno e

          THORNTON
          They know what this is all about --
          and. what. do I have -- nothin' but
          you damned egg sucking chicken
          stealing gutter rats -- with less
          than 60 rounds of ammunition be-
          tween you,

          T.C.
          Listen, Mr. Thornton -- I don't
          have to take any talk like that.

          JESS
          I don't neither;

          THORNTON
          You'll take it! You don't even
          have enough sense to keep your
          damned boots on.
          (then, quietly)
          We're after men' -- and I wish to
          God I was with them.
          (after a moment)
          You make any more mistakes and
          I'm going to ride off and let
          you die.
          They are silent looking at the ground -- after a moment,
          Thornton turns his horse and rides off slowly. They follow.

          

          

          

          

          '93 -

          360 A SERIES OF ANGLES
          Showing the wagon moving into a deep arroyo. Pike is now
          driving.

          EXT... BOTTOM OF DEEP ARROYO

          361 SYKES IS AT THE REINS OF THE WAGON, PIKE BESIDE HIM. The
          horses are at a walk. Angel, Dutch'are mounted,. the Goruh
          brothers are lying on top of the wagon, one on each side of
          a bulky tarp-covered object.

          PIKE
          (looking off)
          Hold up 1..

          362 TWENTY-MEXICAN SOLDIERS RIDING OUT FROM A BEND IN THE ARROYO
          SOME DISTANCE AWAY. Seeing the wagon, they pull up.
          363 PIKE SLIDES INTO THE FRONT SEAT NEXT TO..SYKES.. Without a
          word,. Sykes lights his cheroot and Pike. reaches behind him
          and takes the end of a fuse.
          Angel and Dutch let their rifles drift over.

          DUTCH
          Mapache' s?

          PIKE
          Just hope. they don't belong to
          Villa.

          3614. HERRERA, THE LEADER OF THE MEXICANS, WALKS HIS HORSE A FEW
           steps forward and waves his hand.
          (Note: He speaks English, but. badly, very badly)

          HERRERA.
          Ho.lal...We are friends...We are
          from. -el generalisimo Mapac hie;

          PIKE
          Tell that one in front to come. over
          here ...Alone!

          DUTCH
          Oyel Jefe, ven to solitol

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          94.•

          364: CONTINUED
          The Mexican turns to his companions for a short discourse.
          Then he turns and. rides toward the men on the wagon.

          HERRERA
          I.coming,..We are friends...
          all of us...I bring love and
          affection from el general --
          We are comrades -- you and he
          -- all of us.
          365 PIKE, DUTCH AND THE OTHERS watch silently as he rides up to
          the wagon.
          366 HERRERA STOPS AND REMOVES HIS HAT', smiles, looks at. the
          heavily loaded wagon.

          HERRERA
          Que bueno -- What bravery you.
          have.to have done this magnifi
          cent act for the liberty of
          Mexico.
          Angel laughs, spits, Herrera.looks at him for a moment,
          smiles, shrugs, turns to Pike.

          HERRERA
          I am to escort you to the general.
          367 NOBODY ANSWERS AND NONE OF THE GUNS pointed at him are
          lowered, he seems undisturbed.

          HERRERA
          Tell me what is you wish?

          366 PIKE LIFTS THE END OF THE FUSE

          PIKE
          (to Dutch)
          Tell him to-come closer!

          HERRERA
          I hear -- I am coming,- my friend.

          

          

          

          

          95€
          369 HERRERA STILL GRINNING BROADLY edges his horse closer to
          the wagon.. Pike holds the burning end of the cheroot about
          an inch from the fuse.
          370 HERRERA SEES THE FUSE AND QUICKLY follows it back to the
           wagon with. his eyes.
          371 THE WHOLE WAGON IS RIGGED TO BLOW, dynamite and fuse all
           over it.

          372 PIKE LIFTS THE CHEROOT AND THE FUSE

           PIKE
           You see this?
           He tickles. the end of the fuse-with the dead ash on his
           cigar.

           HERRERA
           , Q uidado.1

          PIKE
          Itts-a: very fast fus.e..,any
          trouble and no guns for the
          general.
          Herrera is solemn as he ponders for a moment, then begins
          to 'smile.

          HERRERA
          Heyl...very smarts:: That's
          very smart for you-damn gringos...
          So nobody can rob the guns!

          PIKE
          Nobody:..nunca nadiel

          DUTCH
          (after a moment)
          Don't you think you should tell
          your soldiers?
          The Mexican makes a face as if he doesn't understand.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          372 CONTINUED

          HERRERA
          Why? I am not afraid,,,they
          are not afraid -- you blow up
          the wagon you die -- or we
          kill you pretty soon -- but
          we are amigos __

          PIKE

           (QUIETLY)
          Now,

           DUTCH
          Show.him&
          373 TECTOR AND LYLE JERK THE TARP OFF. TI MACHINE GUN. Lyle
          arms it.
          371k. HERRERA. LOOKS AT THE GUN and his eyes widen. He. turns,

          HERRERA
          Oyen muchachos3,.,Tienen la
          .caretta como bomba.con unfisible;
          ,,.y machina38
          Still smiling he turns back to Pike and Dutch.

          HERRERA
          El general. waits an Agua-Verde..,
          to meet with you,

          PIKE
          Go on back-and tell the General
          that one of us will. be there
          tomorrow for-the trade..1,any
          trouble -- no gunsb
          Herrera takes one last look at the guns. then he wheels his
          horse and. rides off.

          

          

          

          

          CHA

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          97.
          375 PIKE TURNS. TO THE OTHERS AS THEY begin to relax.

          PIKE
          This isn°t over yeti
          376 HERRERA RIDES HIS HORSE TO THE BEND IN. THE RIVER then,
          reaching his men,•reins his horse up and-turns him around.
          He whistles loudly and calls out :

          HERRERA
          Muchachos...
          377 FIFTY SOLDIERS FROM HIDDEN POSITIONS ON TOP OF BOTH sides of
          the arroyo ride out and look down.

          378 BEHIND THE WAGON 30 MORE APPEAR,. STOP.

          HERRERA
          (after a.moment, laughing)

          YAMOSI
          All the soldiers whirl and ride away.:
          379 PIKE AND THE MEN breathe a sigh'of relief as. the Mexicans.
          ride off . ,

          PIKE
          (to Angel and Dutch)
          Ride ahead a hundred yards and check
          the washes...
          (to Tector)
          You and I will cover the flanks --
          (to Lyle)
          Keep on the gun -- watch the rim.

          SYKES
          (as Pike steps off the

          WAGON)
          Give sue that cigar --
          (.as Pike does)
          Anything moves, I blow her sky high.

          LYLE
          (sittin•g up)
          Listen, old man

          PIKE
           (grinning at Sykes)
          I'll tell you when --

          CUT TO:

          

          

          

          

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          380 EXT. BLUFF - DAY

          THORNTON 9 COFFER AND T . C. are down behind some rocks.
          Thornton is looking DOWN THE ARROYO with binoculars while-
          Coffer covers the glasses with his hat.

          THORNTON
          Movin' fast -- looks like they bluffed
          off about 50 federal es --
          (then sliding back)
          Why due east?
          (as Coffer shrugs)
          Well, let's go find out.

          T.C.
          (trying to conceal his hate)
          Beggin' your pardon, Mr. Thornton --
          but our stock needs water and grain --
          and. so do we.

          THORNTON
          (after a moment)
          I don't give a damn about you -- but
          I.. do about the stock.
          He turns and slides down. the bluff. Coffer and T.C. look at
          each. other, then follow.

          EXT. BANDITS' CAMP,- NIGHT


          381- ANGELS CROUCHING NEAR THE W EEL. 0F' THE WAGON RESPONDS
          382. SUDDENLY TO AN OWL.'S CALL. He rises and crosses to Pike,
          who is sitting near a tree with a rifle across his lap.
          There is rjo fire, but enough. moonlight to see.

          ANGEL
          My people are here for the guns.
          Pike looks at him then looks around the camp.

          PIKE
          Where?
          Angel smiles, then turns and calls softly.

          ANGEL
          Ignacio?...Quien hablas por mi pueblo?
          Distinctly Indian voices answer from the surrounding tangled
          undergrowth.

          VOICES
          Si Angeleit o ...Soy Ignacio -•- Ya estamos 1

          

          

          

          

          99.
          383 PIKE AND THE OTHERS MOVE INTO COVER, their guns coming out.
          Lyle in the wagon traverses the machine gun.

          ANGEL
          (to the others)
          They have come for the guns.

          DUTCH
          We haven't heard from Tectnr..

          • • PIKE
          (from the shadows.)
          Call-'em in.

          ANGEL
          Vengan, Muchachos

          384. THE MEN LOOK AROUND. IT IS STILL, SILENT,... NOTHING MOVES, ..�.
          then suddenly:
          385 A PEASANTS DRESSED IN WHITE is standing near the thicket.
          Lyle and Sykes turn.
          386 ANOTHER IS STANDING BEHIND THEM. Then:

          387 THREE MORE ARE CROSSING TO THE WAGON, TECTOR GAGGED AND
          BOUND BETWEE[1 THEM. As they enter the clearing, they
          politely remove their hats. Soon there are five, two of
          them are leading a 'small donkey. Angel crosses to them as
          they group in the center of the clearing. All carry
          machetes.

          PIKE
          (his gun out, still
          hidden in the shadows)
          Cut him loose
          388 ANGEL SPEAKS, LED BY IGNACIO, THEY QUICKLY FREE TECTOR and
          hand him his weapons with murmured apologies. Tector looks
          at them, whistles, softly.

          TEC TO R
          Never saw anything like it -- never
          heard Iem, never saw 'em..

          ANGEL
          (to Pike)
          They apologize and ask you to forgive
          them for their lack of trust but only
          by caution do they remain alive --

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          100.

          388 CONTINUED

          TECTOR
          Hell, I forgive them! I just want to
          join 'em!
          389 PIKE JOINS DUTCH AND THEY WATCH quietly.. They have mis-
          trusted people for so long themselve,g they can understand
          mistrust in others. Freddy Sykes laughs s.oi'tly.
          390 ANGEL AND THE INDIANS cross to the wagonE:

          ANGEL
          (climbing on the -wagon)
          Lievas•una caja de rifles.
          (Take a case of rifles.)

          PIKE
          (crossing to him)
          Don't break that fuse...
          Angel lifts a crate.

          ANGEL
          I won't.
          Pike looks at Ignacio waiting to take the crate, the man's
          machete glints in the moonlight.

          PIKE
          They part of your village?

          ANGEL -
          They are part of the village but not
          from it -- they are puro indio --
          and these mountains belong to them.

          PIKE
          How long have they been around?

          ANGEL
          What ?

          PIKE
          How long have they been following us...
          close?
          391 ANGEL EASES THE RIFLE CRATE DOWN, TWO PEONS TAKE IT. He
          turns to Ignacio.

          ANGEL
          Cuanto tiempo nos sigas?

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          391 CONTINUED
          The Indian begins a big explanation in a dialect only Angel
          understands.

          IGNACIO
          Desde ante ayer, cuando salli-eron de la
          llanura grande. Hey otros.grupo de
          gringos... ellos se fueron a uno Ranchito.
          Pike looks at Angel.

          ANGEL
          They've been. with us since we left the
          big plain...He says those others went
          to a little. Ranch.

          DUTCH.'.
          (joining them)
          Ever see anyone that could sneak around
          , like these S
          Angel uncovers a case of munitions and hands it down,

          SYKES
          They fought-'paches for a thousand
          years -- that's a sure way to .learn..

          PIKE
          If they ever get armed and led, this
          whole country'll go up in smoke.

          SYKESS

          (SOFTLY)
          That it will, son, that it will.
          392 THE INDIANS ROPE THE TWO CASES ON THE BURRO. They work
          smoothly, each man knowing his job. Angel. climbs down off
          the wagon, murmurs a farewell to Ignacio and the others, and
          they disappear into the shadows.

          DISSOLVE TO :

          EXT. SQUARE (AGUA VERDE) - DAY (LATE AFTERNOON EFFECT)


          393 THE FUSE BURNS DOWN ON A SKY ROCKET AND THE MISSILE SHOOTS
           INTO, THE AIR AND EXPLODES. A burst of laughter follows.
          39LE. MAPACHE AND HIS MEN are playing with fireworks while they
          wait for the guns.

          

          

          

          

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          395 TWO SOLDIERS DRAG FORWARD A PEON (SEEN BEFORE WITH DUTCH IN
          ANGEL'S VILLAGE). One of them waves aloft a shotgun and
          tells Mapache that it belonged to the man.. Mapache, com-
          pletely absorbed in lighting a Roman candle, answers without
          turning.

          MAPACHE
          Matalo l Pues l.. .
          -(Then kill him!)

          396 MAPACHE LIGHTS THE FUSE AS THE TWO SOLDIERS THROW THE MAN
           .down on the ground and shoot him.
          As he dies, Mapache lights the Roman candle and shoots it
          into the air, then at tha soldiers who run for cover,

          REVEALING:

          397 PI KE . RIDING IN THROUGH THE MAIN GATE.
          398 THE GENERAL SEES PIKE AND CROSSES TO HIM IMMEDIATELY, laugh-
          ing with pleasure. Mohr and the other-.Germans run to: join
          him: as does Zamorra and Herrera.

          MAPACHE
          Gringo 1. You bring the- guns l
           (s houting to his men)
          Ya estan los gringos y las armas l`
          (The gringos are here with the guns i)
          (then noticing the wagon
          is nowhere in sight)
          (to Zamorra).
          Donde estan las arthas?
          Zamorra looks up at Pike.

          ZAMO RRA
          The guns?

          PIKE
          Don't worry we got ' em...hidden. As
          soon as I. get 'my share of the gold
          I'll tell you where four cases are...
          $2500 worth..

          (THEN)
          The others are waiting at the wagon
          and unless I r eturn pretty damn quick
          they. blow it.
          'Zamorra smiles, admiring Pike's caution.

           CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          CONTINUED

          MAPACBE

          (LAUGHING)
          You fix it pretty damn good. You
          fool Mel

          ZAMORRA
          Our accountant will pay you immediately.
          Zamorra turns and yells to Herrera.

          ZAMORRA
          Trae la caja!
          (Bring the strong box!)

          MAPA CHE
          When you come with all my guns?

          PIKE
          Quicker I get back, the quicker the
          next load'll get here.
          399 HERRERA BRINGS A SMALL WOODEN STRONG BOX. Kneeling on the
          ground he opens it and counts out two small bags of gold,
          and hands them to Zamorra. Zamorra hands them to Pike.

          PIKE
          About two.. miles up the arroyo ... three
          cases of rifles, one of ammunition,
          are in the brush behind it.

          ZAMORRA
          (to Herrera)
          Trae las armas
          Herrera runs for his horse.

          MOHR
          I understand you have a machinegun

          PIKE
          Our contract was 16 cases of rifles
          and 8 of ammunition -- for $10,000 --
          not a machine gun.
           (then, as Maps the frowns)
           It is our gift to the General.

           CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          I

          399 CONTINUED
          Zamorra translates this for Mapache who beams at Pike. with
          genuine pleasure.

          MAPACHE
          (meaning it)
           You fight con Mapache,h, g macho
          _dinero -- muchachas bonitas --
          la vida dulcet

          .ZAMORRA
          The General wishes you to join
          him. -- and become rich he
          respects you.

          PIKE
          (turning to go)
          I'll think it over.

          ZAMORRA
          Esperate.

          (SMILING)
          'Wait, por favor...In case he
          cant find them.

          400 PIKE LOOKS AT HIM, LOO KS AT MAPA CHE

          MAPACHE
          (to Pike in

          SPANISH)

          GO
          (to Zamorra)
          I trust him.
          Zamorra shrugs, Pike grins then turns and rides out..

          = . CAMP (NEAR AGUA VERDE) - DAY.

          401 A BOTTLE SLAMS AGAINST A ROCK AND THE CAMERA WHIP PANS TO
          SHOW Tector Gorch leaning on the wagon grinning.
          They are in,.a small shallow depression
          between two hills.. High enough to provide a vantage
          point of the village and the surrounding area--- hidden
          enough by brush and broken country to provide maximum
          cover.

          

          

          

          

          105.
          402 SYKES SEATED NEAR THE ROCK picks glass shards from his
          clothes, turns to Tector.

          SYKES
          (after a moment)
          Pike must have found you. under a
          rock somewheres.

          TECTOR

          (GRINNING)
          You going to whip me?

          SYKES
          Nope - But you better hope I don't
          get riled enough to start . ggin'
          you when this is over.

          TECTOR
          You'll never get a chance to dry
          gulch me, old man.

          SYKES
          (grinning at him)
          We'll see.

          LYLE
          (to' Tector)
           Take the watch. --
          403 DUTCH, CAREFULLY EXAMINING TWO GRENADES, looks up as Te c for
          Gorch. moves up the bank of the wash.

          LYLE
          (crossing to Dutch)
          He's been gone a 1 ong time
          (then.)
          What's t ha t? .

          DUTCH
          Grenade -• you pull this pin then
          throw it and find a hole- From
          what. I hear it gets the job done.

          LYLE
          We could have used a fear of them
          in San Rafael..

          TECTOR
          (calling).
          Pike's co min 1

          

          

          

          
          404 DUTCH GETS TO HIS FEET, putting the grenades in his jumper
          pocket and crosses. to meet Pike, as he rides in.

          DUTCH
          {.calling)
          Any trouble?

          PIKE
          Just carryin' all this weight.
          He hold's up two bags of gold.

          TECTOR.
          He' gate it a...Look,. Lyle, he's carryin'
          golds Pike -- I want to go next..

          405 PIKE RIDES HIS HORSE INTO THE: CAMP AND DISMOUNTS

          PIKE
          (to Lyle)
          You and your brother take in the
          next' load, and the machine gun -
          'then Dutch and Angel. Sykes,. you
          follow them and pick up the pack
          horses...leave the wagon.

          DUTCH
          How's the, generalis imo?

          PIKE

          ( DISMOUNTING)
          Openin' boxes. like he thinks it's
          Christmas.

          EXT. AGUA VERDE - DAY.

          406 MAPACHE WAITS AS TWO MEN BRING HIM THE MACHINE GUN, the
          weapon cradled between them. Zamorra awkwardly feeding a
          belt into the breech,. finally gets it ready to fire. The two
          Germans are watching with amusement and disdain. In the b.g,f
          Lyle and Te.ctor are. riding out the gate.

          MOHR
          It must be mounted on the tripod...
          Mapache ignores them,.' grabbing the butt of the gun.

          MOHR
          Er ist dock verrukt

          

          

          

          

          107.

          407 ZAMORRA SHOVES HOME THE BOLT AND MAPACHE PULLS THE TRIGGER.
          The gun suddenly.comes alive and the two men holding it are
          bounced around the area by the wild. reco it .
          408. THE GUN SWINGS WILDLY, MAPACHE HANGING ON -= his finger
          locked down. on the trigger.
          409 THE GERMANS. AND OTHER BYSTANDERS DIVE FOR COVER as bullets
          clatter- through the area-. Finally the two soldiers, 'unable-.
          to support it, let it drop to the ground.

          BUT MAPACHE STIML HANGS ONTO THE TRIGGER AND THE WEAPON
          continues firing. Now like a rivet gun driving bullets
          into the earth,

          DISSOLVE TO:

          E= .. AGUA VERDE - DAY
          411 DUTCH AND ANGEL ENTER THE COURTYARD. Mapache, Zamorra and
          Herrera watching the Germans mount the. gun on the tripod,
          turn; then Herrera crosses to his horse and mounts, waiting.

          DUTCH
          We brought the last of it.
           Mapache gestures. Zamorra hands two bags of coin to Dutch
          who opens theca -- locks - it's gold.

           DUTCH
           At the head of the.arroyo -- in
           the wagon.
          Zamorra speaks to Herrera, who rides off with ten or twelve
          soldiers.

          DUTCH ,
          (turning to go)
          You can keep the wagon - we'll
          take the horses.

          MAPACHE
          Como no...?

          I

          412 SUDDENLY ANGEL, WATCHING HERRERA RIDE THROUGH THE ARCH,
          TENSES. A group of soldiers are beginning to slowly close
          the massive iron gates.

          ZAMORRA
          How many cases did you take 'from
          the train?

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          412 CONTINUED

          DUTCH
          Fourteen. We lost two on the trail.

          MAPACHE
          (laughing, points at
          Angel; in Spanish)
          He stole them. ..He stole them for his
          people. The mother of his girl told us.
          I lost the girl, so now she gives me an
          Angel.

          413 ANGEL WHIRLS HIS HORSE AND SPURS FOR T GATEWAY, BUT AS HE
          APPROACHES,. THE HEAVY WROUGHT IRON DOORS begin to swing shut..

          MAPACHE
          No lo matez b...Lo quiero vivo

          414 AS ANGEL NEARS THE GATE, A SOLDIER SWINGS A LARIAT AND CATCHES

          THE TWO FRONT FEET OF HIS HORSE.

          445 THE - HO RSE GOES OVER JUST SHORT OF THE ARCH SLAMMING ANGEL
          into the wrought iron gate.
          A group of soldiers pick him up and drag him back.
          416 DUTCH SITS ON HIS HORSE UNMOVING, apparently unconcerned as
          Angel is brought before Mapache.

          MAPACHE
          Supieron ellos?

          417 ANGEL LOOKS AT DUTCH, THEN SHAKES HIS HEAD.

          ANGEL
          No S...Yo los robe mientras dormian.

          ZAMO RRA
          (.to Dutch)
          Ee took two cases when you were asleep...
          418 MAPACHE LAUGHS, highly pleased at the idea of a Mexican
          robbing the Americans.

          MAPACHE
          (to Angel, in Spanish)
          Next time be more careful who you shoot
          -- the mother of your sweetheart became
          angry when you killed her daughter. --
          so she betrayed you -- que fam-ilia, eh? CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          418 CONTINUED

          DUTCH
          (interrupting him)
          I'm wasting time here.

          MAPACHE
          (turning to him).
          Y Angel?

          DUTCH
          He's a thief,-- you take care of him.

          MAPACHE
          (gesturing at the gold)
          Dame lo.

          DUTCH.

          (ANGRY)
          Wiat for? l We delivered.

          ZAMORRA
          Two cases short -- one bag, por favor.
          419. DUTCH THINKS ABOUT THIS VERY. BRIEFLY, then tosses him a bag.

          MAPACHE
          Un vieje Bien..

          DUTCH
          Yeah.
          He turns and rides off, Angel watching him.

          EM. ARROYO - DAY

          120 SYKES IS HELPING HERRERA AND HIS SO LDIER S LOAD THE CASES ONTO

          PACK ANIMALS AS DUTCH RIDES UP.

          DUTCH

          (QUIETLY)
          They got Angel... some people would betray
          their mothers for two dollars and one drink.

          (THEN)
          Unhitch and bring the horses - leave the wagono

          SYKE S
          We got to get him out.

          DUTCH

          (ANGRILY)
          How -- ?
          But. Sykes can't answer and Dutch rides off.

          

          

          

          

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          EXT. BADLANDS - DAY


          421 THORNTON, BELLIED DOWN ON A RIDGE TOP, WATCHES THROUGH BINOC
           ULARS AS DUTCH, better than a mile away, disappears in the
          distance.
          The others are. mounted at the bottom of a small ravine below
          him.

          THO RNTO N
          (turning to them)
          Dutch Engstrom...going from the village.

          COFFER
          $1000 dead or alive.

          T.C.-
          Bet they sold the guns.

          THORN TON
          ,,-Coming out one at a time.
          i (then, crossing to his horse)
          We'll get down at the bottom of the wash
          and see if we can thin the odds a little.
          He mounts and they ride off.

          EXT. CAMP - DAY


          DUTCH HAS DISMOUNTED AND IS TALKING TO PIKE AND THE OTHERS.
          On a ridge above camp, using binoculars, they look across the
          badlands below and at the town far in the distance.

          LYLE
          Well, he had guts --

          PIAE

          (SOFTLY )
          We're just lucky he didn't talk.

          DUTCH
          Yeah - he played his string out right
          to the end.

          TECTO R
          He loved that girl!

          LYLE
          Her own Mama turning him in -- just like
          Judas --
          423 PIKE LOOKS AT HIM A LONG MOMENT, then turns away.

           DUTCH
           Sykes says we got to go after him.

           CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          423 CONTINUED

          LYLE-
          How in hell. can we do that? They
          got guns and 200 men.-.. Besides,
          chances are he's dead by now.

          PIKE

          (FINALLY)
          _-No wag... no' way at all.

          LYRE

          (POINTING)
          There's Sykes.

          424 PIKE LIFTS THE GLASSES WATCHING:.

          425 SYKES IN THE FAR DISTANCE RIDE TOWARD THEM.

           EXT. BADLANDS - DAY


          3 .26 SYKES, MOUNTED BAREBACK ON A HORSE AND LEADING THE OTHERS,
          trots up the dim trail. toward the hideout.
          1 27 THORNTON AND HIS HUNTERS, THREE. M O WATCH from the
           cover of brush-covered ridge some distance away, then:

          428 JESS CHANGING HIS POSITION TO GET A BETTER SHOT, STICKS HIS-
           BARE FOOT IN A SMALL CLUMP OF CHOLLA -- He. jumps at the fiery
           pain and nearly falls, and for an instant:

          429 HIS RIFLE CAN BE SEEN OVER THE TOP OF THE RIDGE.

          430 SYKES TENSES FOR A BRIEF INSTANT AS . THE SUN HITS THE BARREL
           OF THE RIFLE and he catches the reflection in his- eye.
           Then he has spurred his horse into the brush at the side of
          the trail.
          431 THORNTON CURSES AND RUNS TO HIS HORSE as the bandits open
          fire.

          432 PIKE AND THE OTHERS WATCH SYKES SPUR INTO THE BRUSH. TINY
          PINPOINTS OF LIGHT APPEAR IN THE ROCKS ABOVE HIM. After a
          moment the noise of firing•reaches them.
          .Dutch takes the glasses, watching.

          

          

          

          

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          433 THORNTON AND THE OTHERS SPUR after Sykes, firing.
          434 THEN SYKES IS HIT and falls forward over the horse's withers.

          EXT. BADLANDS - MOVING SHOT - DAY

          435 THE BOUNTY HUNTERS THUNDER after Sykes.

          COFFER
          (yelling).
          I got him -- I got him.'
          Thornton is silent, his face bitter.
          436 PIKE GRABS THE GLASSES,. WATCHES THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ride after
          Sykes.

           LYRE
          ,Maps the ?

           DUTCH
          Thornton - they got Sykes. He's hit bad.
           (then, turning away)
          Daum Deka Thornton to hell..

          PIKE.

          (SOFTLY)
          What. would you do in his place.
          gave his word.

          DUTCH
          (turning on him,
          almost yelling)
          Gave his word to a railroad.

          PIKE
          It'-9 his word2

          DUTCH
          That ain.'t what counts -- it's who you
          give it t o l l

          LYLE
          (as Pike doesn't answer)
          We kin stay right up here and kick
          hell out of 'em.
          Pike turns and. looks over the camp.

          PIKE
          No water.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          436 CONTINUED

          DUTCH.
          Make a run for the border?

          PIKE
          They'd be after us every step of
          the way -- I know Thornton. No,
          I'm tired of being hunted -- we go
          back to Agua Verde and let the
          General take,.. care of those boys.

          LYLE
          You're'cra-zy:...He'd just as soon
          kill us as break wind..

          PIKE
          He's so tickled with the guns
          he'll be celebrating for a week
          and happy to do us a favor.
          Thornton ain't going after us in
          there. While they're busy pick-
          ing over Freddy) we'll.'
          take the back trail off this
          mountain and head for town.
          The others look at him silently. Finally:

          DUTCH
          We take our gold?

          PIKE
          We take one sack to pay our way.
           Bury the rest -- together.
           They think this over, then nod.

          EXT. BADLANDS - DAY

          437 THE BOUNTY HUNTERS CRASH through the brush into a small
          clearing, then split up, looking for tracks. The country
          around them is a maze of rocks and thick mesquite and
          chaparral. Sykes' horse, blood running. down its flanks,
          is standing in the clearing,-grazing.

          T.,C.
          He can't be far.

          COFFER
          Lots of blood over here -- then
          it stops and no tracks.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          437 CONTINUED

          T. C.
          We'11 find him. Ten dollars says
          he's dead by now.

          THORNTON
          .It'll take us a day to find him if
          he is -- if he isn't, he's holding
          a gun on us right now.
          438 THE IAN TENSE,-THEIR WEAPONS coming up.

          THORNTON
          We'll go after the others.

          JESS
          Just leaving him here? He's worth
          money.

          THORNTON
          (softly, bitterly)
          Jess, you come back tomorrow and
          watch the buzzards. They'll show
          you where he is -- you might even
          get a pair of. boots.
          Jess thinks this over and grins, then the smile fades.

          JESS
          But what if he ain't dead?

          THORNTON
          Your problem..
          He turns his horse and rides away,. the others following,
          439 SYKES, HIDDEN IN THE ROCKS and brush above them,•slowly
          lowers his rifle and sags back. His leg is dark with dried
          blood and he's weak. Around the wound is a crude bandage
          made from his shirt -- with a tourniquet twisted tightly
          above it. After a moment, there is a noise and he looks
          away at:

          440 THE FIGURE OF A MEXICAN PEON -- BLURRED AND INDISTINCT
          AGAINST THE RAYS of the late afternoon sun, a machete
          dangling from his hand.

          EXT. CAMP AREA - DAY

          PIKE AND THE OTHERS NOW MOUNTED, look over the camp.

          

          

          

          

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          IT APPEARS UNTOUCHED

          TECTOR
          If I. didn't bury it, I wouldn't know
          where to look.

          P=
          Come on.
          They ride off. Fora longmoment the clearing is quiet,then:
          443. ENERO, A YOUNG MEXICAN BOY steps out of the brush.

          EXT. HACIENDA COURTYARD AGUA VERDE DAY

          MAPACHE'S SOLDIERS ARE HAVING A VICTORY CELEBRATION in:tha
          courtyard of the hacienda. A fire:is burning and pigs and
          goats are. being barbecued.
          445 MAPACHE, ZAMORRA AND THE GERMANS are sitting at the table..
          446 TWO SOLDIERS LEAD ANGEL (who has been badly beaten) down into
          the courtyard. His hands are tied, and he is, stumbling with
          fatigue. They tie a long rope from his neck to. the pack
          saddle of a donkey. One of.the soldiers calls.to Mapache.

          1ST.SOLDIER
          Ya•listo, mi General!
          447 MAPACHE.GETS UP FROM THE TABLE and crosses to the area where.
           he can. view the.whole courtyard. Zamorra and the Germans
          join him.
          448 THE. SECOND SOLDIER steps to the animal and leads it at a run
          around the. courtyard, Angel dragging behind it. Mapache and
          the'others watch without expression.

          EXT. PLAZA GATE.- DAY

          L. 4:8A PIKE' AND DUTCH AND THE GORCH BROTHERS dismount and enter,

          EXT. COURTYARD DAY

          449. THEY MOVE INTO THE COURTYARD AND STOP, watching the animal
          dragging Angel around. Finally. the soldiers. and animal stop,
          exhausted, in a

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          corner of the yard and the soldiers return to their party
          atmosphere. Angel lies unmoving.

          PIKE
          I hate to see an animal treated like
          that.

          DUTCH

          (SAVAGELY)
          No more than. I do 0

          PIKE
          Maybe we- could buy him.
          They are silent for a long moment. Finally:

          LYLE
          Just thinking about him is asking
          .for trouble.

          PIKE
          We,could use another gun.
          450 MAPACHE, ZAMORRA AND THE GERMAN ADVISORS NOW GROUPED around
          the fire see the men.

          MAPACHE
          Los Bandi'dos Gringos...Come here,

          AMIGOS:
          451 PIKE AND THE OTHERS PUSH THROUGH the large group of festive
          Mexicans towards the table. As they walk toward Mapache:
          452 ANGEL IS DRAGGED PAST THEM by two soldiers and dropped in
          front of the general.

          MAPACHE

          (LAUGHING)
          You come for your friend?
          Pike and the others stop.a few feet away.

          PIKE
          I want to buy him back...
          Dutch and the others look at him surprised,

          PIKE

          (CONTINUING)
          I,'11 pay you his share of the gold.

           CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          117.

          452 CONTINUED

          ZAMORRA
          We kept his share of the gold.

          MAPACHE
          Oyen muchachos...'.Quiere comprar
          el traidor este ;
          - (Listen boys...He wants to buy
          this traitor)
          The soldiers respond with laughter.

          MAPACHE
          How much?...He don't look. wotth too
          much...Levantasel
          Two men jerk Angel to his feet. He is groggy and unre=
          sponsive.

          MAPACHE
          Maybe he won't live too long'.

          PIKE
          I'll give half my share to get him
          back.

           MAPACHE

           (LAUGHS )
           No, I don't. need gold... .I don't sell
           that one.
          453 MAPACHE TURNS AWAY and mumbles something to Zamorra.

          PIKE
          You've had your fun with him...

          ZAMORRA
          (cutting him. off)
          El g3neralisimo is happy with victory!...
          Zamorra grabs a bottle of tequilla ofd' the table and tosses
          it to Pike.

          ZAMORRA
          Go and drink... .there are women in.
          the village...But don't be foolish.
          and change his mood.
          454 PIKE HOLDS THE BOTTLE and looks at the table, seething with
          anger. Then,. suddenly he calms.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          454 CONTINUED

          PIKE
          Want to go hunting, General?
          Mapache looks at him confused.

          PIIE
          (pointing)-
          Five government men out there -
          Policio - they want the guns back.
          Mapache turns to Zamorra who translates..

          MAPACHE
          (to Herrera happily,
          in Spanish)
          Five gringos want to take our guns
          Maten los..

          HERRERA
          S , mi. General. f.
          He turns,'barks orders to his men, then mounts and rides out,
          followed by twenty soldiers.

          DUTCH
          Goodbye,. Thornton.
          455 ZAMORRA GESTURES AND JUAN JOSE crosses. to them...

          3RD SOLDIER
          Quieren muchachas?
          Pike looks at Angel for a moment, then turns away..

          PIKE
          Why not?.
          The group moves through the celebration out the main gate
          and into the village beyond.

          EXT. CAMP GROUND - DAY


          456 THORNTON IS ON THE RIDGE TOP SEARCHING THE BADLANDS WITH
          HIS GLASSES as his men search the area behind and. below him.

          COFFER
          Don't look like nobody was ever. here,

          T'.C.
          (pointing at horse tracks)
          Well, they was.
          Then they look up as:

          

          

          

          

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          457 THORNTON RUNS DOWN THE SLOPE TOWARD THEM

           THORNTON
           Army patrol -- coming this way.
           Instantly the men mount and ride out.

           DISSOLVE TO :

          INT. NATIVE HUT - DAY

          458 PIKE IS SPRAWLED OVER A NATIVE HAMMOCK, drunk.. He lifts a
          bottle of mescale and takes a drink.
          459 ON THE FLOOR OF THE HUT A SAD BUT NOT UNATTRACTIVE WOMAN is
          sitting looking at a handful of silver in her hand. In one
          corner a baby whines as the flies bother it.
          Through an open door leading to another room,.the drunken
          voices of the Gorch brothers can be heard as they bargain
          with DELORES, a very reluctant prostitute.

          LYLE (OS)
          You said dos for two.

           TECTOR (O.S )
           And here's.your dos and one'to grow on
          'cause y ou did real well, honey.

           DELORES (OS)
          Doce -- es mas que dos dace para cada
          uno. _

          460 PIKE WATCHES THE WOMAN AND THE BABY FOR A MOMENT LONGER THEN
           SUDDENLY SWINGS OUT OF THE HAMMOCK and steps into the ad-
          joining room.
          461. LYLE GORCH LOOKS UP AT HIM BLEARILY FROM A HAMMOCK. Tector is
          on the floor embracing the disheveled woman.
          Pike watches them, weaving a little:

          PIKE

          (FINALLY)
          Let's get Angel...
          462 TECTOR•IMMEDIATELY REACHES.FOR HIS GUN and stands as if he
          has just been given an important order by a commanding offi-
          cer. Lyle rises more slowly, begins to check the.-loads in
          his pistols.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          462 CONTINUED

          LYLE
          Why not?
          Pike turns and moves through. his room. Tector and Lyle follow.
          Behind them the.woaian begins her complaints again.

          EXT. NATIVE HUT - NIGHT


          46.3 PIKE AND THE GORCH BROTHERS COME THROUGH'THE DOOR. DUTCH IS
          SITTING WITH A'BOTTLE BACK AGAINST THE WALL listening. to the
          plaintive sound of a distant guitar.. He.looks up as they
          come out.

          DUTCH

          (RISING)
          Angel?...

          PIKE
          Yeah.
          464 THEY CROSS TO THEIR HORSES, THEIR DRUNKENNESS LESSENING with
          every step.
          Pike and Dutch pull rifles. or shotguns from their saddle scab-
          bards as do . Lyle.and-Tector,. then they move up the village
          street..

          465 FOUR MEN IN LINE AND THE AIR OF IMPENDING VIOLENCE IS SO
          STRONG around them that as they pass through the celebrating
          soldiers, the song and the laughter begin to die.

          INT. RUINED HACIENDA - NIGHT

          466 MAPACHE, THE GERMANS, ZAMORRA, HERRERA AND SIX OR SEVEN of
          their officers and a handful of women are seated-at a long
          center table.. Food and liquor bottles are spilled every-
          where, the mariachi band plays for:
          466A CHITA, A SCARED, NOT UNATTRACTIVE GIRL who is trying to
          please the general by dancing on the table.
          At other tables are more officers and perhaps thirty or so
          enlisted men. The machine gun mounted on its tripod is in a
          far corner..
          467 ANGEL LIES ON THE FLOOR, nearly unconscious, almost unrecog-
           nizable from. the beating he has taken..

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          467 CONTINUED

           F
           Mapache watches the dancer, then angrily kicks her off the
           table. She falls heavily to the floor, then Mapache seeing"
          468 PIKE AND THE OTHERS ENTER THROUdH THE LARGE ARCHES and s. 'and
          watching.

          MAPACHE
          (half angry)
          Hey, bandidos? What you want?.

          ZAMORRA

          (QUICKLY)
          Hey, this
          (pointing to Herrera)
          Dog lost those gringos you wanted -
          but.we kill 'em tomorrow -- naw. you
          go on and get out of here;

          PIKE
          We want Angel;
          Mapache stares at them without answering.

          ZAMORRA.
          You are very stupid...very stupid!

          464 SUDDENLY MAPACHE LURCHES UP FROM THE TABLE, CROSSES TO ANGEL
           AND LIFTS HIM TO HIS FEET. Half dragging him, he steps in
           front' of the Americans. Around him many of the soldiers are
          rising. -
          470 PIKE WATCHES UNMOVING AS MAPACHE PROPS up Angel from behind,
          grins at them.

           MAPACHE
          You want him..,?
           He takes a knife and cuts the rope binding. Angel's hands.
          471. ANGEL-BARELY ABLE TO STAND, REACTS with disbelief..
          472 PIKE AND DJTCH WATCH without a movement, without a sound.

           MAPACHE

           (SOFTLY)
          Take him...
          473 TECTOR AND LYLE IGNORE MAPACHE, THEIR eyes drifting over the
          Mexicans who are slowly edging forward,some beginning to grin.

          

          

          

          

          122.
          474 ZAMORRA, STILL SEATED at the table pours himself a drink,
          the clink of the glass against the bottle loud in the
          silence. Beside him the.Germans rise slowly.
          Mapache, still holding Angel from behind, leans over his
          shoulder and whispers in his ear:

          MAPACHE

          (GENTLY)
          Vete, Angelito:..te esperan. los.
          gringitos...
          475 ANGEL STANDS FAST, then curiously he takes a step forward.

          476 PIKE. AND THE OTHERS REMAIN MOTIONLESS
          477 ANGEL'S FACE BEGINS to brighten with hope and he takes
          another step,. then:
          478 MAPACHE GRABS HIM.BY THE HAIR and his other hand flashes
          across the boy's throat as he shoves Angel-into the Americans,
          the blood splattering them from his severed throat.
          .479 AS PIKE STEPS BACK TO AVOID-Angel's falling body, he draws
          his forty-five automatic and fires twice into Mapache.
          480 THE BULLETS DOUBLE HIM AND HURL HIM INTO.HIS MEN. As he

          CRUMPLES:
          481 DUTCH.FIRES INTO THE TOP OF HIS. HEAD, then the room explodes
          with gunfire.
          ,482 ZAMORRA AND TWO OF THE OTHERS scramble for cover while
          drawing.
           Mohr runs for the machine gun. R�fle fire erupts from the
           courtyard as the soldiers rush forward and die as:
          483 ONE OF DUTCH'S GRENADES explodes amongst them.
          484 PIKE, FIRING WITH AMAZING rapidity empties his ,45, shoves
          it in his belt, cocks the lever on the rifle, moving slowly
          but steadily into the shadowed corners of the room -- kill-
          ing men, firing, being shot at and hit in return.

          

          

          

          

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          485 DUTCH EMPTYING his .44, throwing another grenade, is hit,
           draws his .45, continues firing, moving with Pike, covering
          his back.
          486 THE SOLDIES HUNT COVER and die -- more pour in from the
           courtyard and die caught in the cross fire.
          487 TECTOR AND LYLE YELLING with the lust of battle charge toward
           the table, emptying their guns.
          488 MOHR.REACHES THE MACHINE GUN, begins firing. Kills a number
           of soldiers as it gets away from him.
          489 PIKE KILLS HIM with his last two rifle shots and the German
           dies with his finger locked. on the trigger.
          490 THE GUN SWINGS, cutting a swath of death across the room,
           killing s.ix soldiers,wzunding Dutch.
          491 PIKE: THROWS THE RIFLE. as he slips a. now clip in the .45,
          whirls as:
          .492 ZAMORRA PUTS three rounds into Dutch.
          493 PIKE KILLS ZAMORRA AND HERRERA, then a soldier has driven a
           bayonet through his gut and into the wall.

          494 DUTCH, ON THE FLOOR, KILLS THE SOLDIER
          495' MEXICANS CONTINUE FIRING AT THE AMERICANS from all sides and
          the Gorch brothers, badly wounded,. but still on their feet
          still are blasting away at them from the middle of the room,
          then Tector, laughing, picks up. the screaming, terrified
          Chita and, rushes the crowd, using the woman for a shield.
          She tosses her head and dies as bullets slam into her soft
          body, then he is.hit again and goes down on one knee.
          496 A SOLDIER, UNSEEN BY.TECTOR', steps into a doorway. He aims
          at Tecto'r with a revolver and fires Into him from several
          feet away. The bullets tear into Tector and he drops the
          woman and dances out into the room. As he is hit. from all
          sides, he whirls around, seeing:

          

          

          

          

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          497 THE MAN IN THE DOORWAY, he fires his last shot into the man's
          body. The man plunges forward screaming. Tector stands up
          straight as bullets pour into him. Finally, he crumples fast
          and falls,
          :; 498 LYLE., HIT SEVERAL TIMES, SCREAMING WITH RAGE, standing over
          Tector is wild-eyed, firing madly into the crowd. A bullet
          splashes into his cheek and he runs..at. the nearest of his
          attackers, firing, scattering them, killing most,
          499 TECTOR RISES, CLICKS HIS EMPTY pistol at. the mob. A soldier
          rushes him from behind with a machete and the cross fire of
          his own men kills him as he swings the weapon into TectorPs
          back. Tector falls to the floor,. writhing in pain, cursing,
          pulling down a soldier, strangling him as he dies,
          500 LYLE STAGGERS, BULLETS PUMPING into him, then falls - dead
           before he hits the ground. The soldiers continue to fire
           into. his body,
          501 DUTCH LIFTS A SOLDIER AND TOSSES him against the wall, then
          falls as bullets cut into him. He rolls, then.crawls under
          the tables dragging the useless lower half'of his body. Al-
          thotgh in pain, he is grinning strangely. He removes a car-
          bine from a dead soldier and. props himself on a bench. Taking
          careful aim,, he fires and a 'soldier drops screaming-.and.
          kicking. Methodically he aims and fires again, and again and
          again, a man dying each time he pulls the trigger..
          502. PIKE WATCHES AS HE TENSES, FINALLY JERKS THE BAYONET out of
          his body, runs firing at five of the soldiers. who are rushing
          the room -- kills two,. reaches the machine gun, pulls Mohr
          away from the gun, ,jerks back the bolt. and staggers as a
          soldier empties his pistol into him from behind, Pike him-
          self turns and dies,
          503 DUTCH SWINGS THE RIFLE, firing, crippling the soldier, then:
          504 ANOTHER SOLDIER, HIS UNIFORM STAINED WITH BLOOD, draws his
          knife and hardly able to move, falls on Dutch -- the weight
          of the.fall-burying the weapon deep into Dutch's back.
          Crumpled together, both.men die,

          EXT. COURTYARD - NIGHT

          505 FOR A FEW SECONDS THERE IS STILL sporadic gunfire as the re-
          maining soldiers fire into the bodies of the wild bunch..

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          505 CONTINUED
          Then it stops. A mortally. wounded man suddenly screams in
          agony and writhes on the floor and dies. Another, pistol in
          hand, rises, staggers to the gateway, teeters for a moment,
          then falls, firing blindly into the. dust. Somewhere outside
          the wall, a cur yelps and runs away into the night,

          DISSOLVE TO:

          EXT. AGUA VERDE - GATE..- DAY

          505A THE BOUNTY HUNTERS led by Thornton, ride through. It appears
          deserted, _

          EXT. HACIENDA COURTYARD - DAY

          506 IN THE COURTYARD A SMALL GROUP OF WOMEN wrapped in. black
          robosas are burning candles and moving. among the dead bodies.
          that spill out of the large room of the hacienda and into the
          yard. It is a scene of carnage, blood now black in.the sun,
          a million flies and the walls lined with waiting vultures.
          There is no sign of soldiers anywhere.. A few of the bodies
          have been dragged into the courtyard. Most, including Pike,
          Dutch and the others, including Mapache, lie where they fell.

          507 THE BOUNTY HUNTERS, LED BY THORNTON, RIDE UP TO THE ARCHES
          AND DISMOUNT, their horses snorting nervously at the smell of
          blood and the stench of death. At-the end of the courtyard
          where five corpses are heaped in a small Di13, a lone vulture
          stands. patiently near them.
          As the bounty hunters approach and the-.bird labors reluctantly
          into flight, the men dismount.
          Thornton, looking in through the broken wall, turns away.
          Coffer and T.C. enter, whistle softly..

          COFFER
          It's them.

          THORNTON
          You'd have.one hell of a time proving
          that.a week from now, in Texas.

          -COFFER.
          We could try...Hell, a pelt's a pelt,
          it don't matter what condition it's in.

          T.C.
          Picked clean -- not a gun on 'em.,.
          Thornton walks slowly among the bodies.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          507 CONTINUED

          T.C. '(OS)
          This boy here's got some gold in his
          teeth... .Let me see your knife, Coffer.

          COFFER
          (crossing to Thornton)
          em. _Hey, Thornton, should we load up?

          THORNTON
          (walking away)
          Suit yourself,

          T.C.
          We going to wait here for Jess or
          meet him on the way?
          But Thornton doesn't answer; reaching his horse, he mounts
          and. rides away.
          Coffer and T.C,. and Ross look after him..

          ROSS
          (pointing to the bird
          on the walk)
          If Jess is counting on buzzards to.
          lead him to. old Sykes, he's got a
          long wait -- we got 'em all..
          They laugh and go to work.

          EXT. GATE - AGUA VERDE - DAY

          508 THORNTON COMES THROUGH THE GATE, ties his horse, sits down,
          his back against the wall. Except for a dog and two.silent
          women, the village appears deserted.
          Thornton rolls a cigarette, begins to smoke it.. waiting.

          DISSOLVE TO:

          EXT'. GATE AGUA VERDE AFTERNOON
          509 COFFER, ROSS AND T.C.-ride out leading four pack animals, each
          carrying a body.
          Thornton looks up, he doesn't move.

          COFFER
          You ain't comin'?

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

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          509 CONTINUED
           Thornton shakes his head.-

           T. C..

          (NERVOUS)
          Maybe we better wait here for Jess,

          COFFER
          ----.No we 9.11 pick him up on the way --
          I -want to-get out. of this goddamned
          place -- anyways these boys will start
          going ripe on us by tomorrow --. we got
          to' move --
          (then; to Thornton)
          You sure you ain't coming?
          Coffer shrugs and drinking out ofa half-full tequi.lla bottle,
          rides off, followed by the others who ignore Thornton as
          completely as he does them,

          DISSOLVE TO�

          EXT. GATE - AGUA VERDE - LATE AFTERNOON

          510 THORNTON HASN'T MOVED. Then from the. distance come three
          slow-paced rifle shots -- Thornton sits up -- waits, then
          there is a fourth -- Thornton settles back,

          DISSOLVE TO:

          EXT. GATE - AGUA VERDE - EARLY EVENING

          511. THE SUN HAS PASSED THE MOUNTAINS AND AS the light goes
          a cold wind kicks dust across the empty street of the
          village.. Thornton stands, looking off at:

          512 FREDDY.SYKES, DON JOSE, ENERO, THE YOUNG GOAT HERDER,
          IGNACIO;.and a handful of Angells compadres sit watching
          him. They are leading the bounty hunters' horses, the
          sacks of gold are tied to Sykes' saddle.

          SYKES
          Didn't expect to find you here,
          Deke.

          THORNTON
          Why. not -- I sent 9 em.back -- that's
          all I said I'd do.

          CONTINUED

          

          

          

          

          128.

          512 CONTINUED

          SYKES
          They didn't et far --

          (THEN)
          You the one that shot me?

          THORNTON
          Don't know -- does.it make any
          difference?

          SYKES
          (after a moment)
          I reckon not.

          (THEN)
          What are;. your plans?

          THORNTON
          Drift around down here -- try and.
          stay out of jail --

          SYKES
          Well,, come along -- we got some work
          to do --
          (riding away)
          It ain't like it used to be,. but it's
          better than nothing.
          513. THORNTON TAKES A DEEP BREATH, THEN HALF GRINS, unties his
          horse, then mounts and follows.

          FADE OUT.



          THE END