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Writer(s) : Tom McCarthy

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                                       WIN WIN


                         
                                     Written by

                                    Tom McCarthy




          EXT. WATCHUNG RESERVATION - DAWN.
                         
          It's a bitter cold January morning. The woods are quiet.
          Desolate. In the far off distance a man is jogging. He banks
          around the end of a small pond and runs right at us. This is
          MIKE FLAHERTY, FORTY-TWO. He is running hard. Or at least as
          hard as he can.
                         
          Suddenly TWO JOGGERS blow past him.
                         
                         
          INT. HOUSE, BEDROOM - SAME.
                         
          A HOME MADE STAIN GLASS ANGEL hangs on a window. It falls to
          the ground.
                         
          ABBY FLAHERTY, SIX-YEARS OLD, stirs and gets out of her bed
          out. She picks up the Bird and inspects it. It's broken.
                         
                          ABBY
           Shit.
                         
                         
          INT. HOUSE, BEDROOM - LATER.
                         
          JACKIE FLAHERTY, THIRTY-SEVEN is still sleeping. Abby walks
          into the room. Jackie opens her eyes.
                         
                          ABBY
                          (WHISPERS)
           Mommy, can we play croquet today?
                         
          Jackie lifts Abby onto the bed.
                         
                          ABBY (CONT'D)
           Where's Daddy?
                         
                          JACKIE
           He's running.
                         
                          ABBY
           From what?
                         
          Jackie smiles.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE, BEDROOM - LATER.
                         
          STELLA, TWO YEARS OLD is standing up in her crib crying. Mike
          comes in and picks her up.
                         
                          MIKE
           OK. OK. Hi there.
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          INT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE, KITCHEN - LATER.
                         
          Jackie prepares some food. She knocks a glass over into the
          sink and it breaks.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Shit.
                         
          She looks over at Abby who is immersed in her coloring. Then
          she sets the food down in front of Stella who is sitting in a
          high chair. Mike enters wearing a suit and tie.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           How was the run?
                         
                         
                          MIKE JACKIE
          Good. It was good. Abby, finish your cereal.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
                          (TO MIKE)
           I'm very impressed with you keeping
           it up.
                         
          Mike shrugs and takes a yogurt from the refrigerator.
                         
                          ABBY
           I don't like it.
                         
                          JACKIE
           You do too, so stop drawing and
           eat.
                         
                          MIKE ABBY
          What brand is this? Daddy, look. It's your team.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           They're all the same.
                         
          Mike looks at the drawing. It looks nothing like a team.
                         
                          MIKE
           That's my team? That's great,
           honey. Are they winning?
                         
                          ABBY
           Yeah.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Maybe you should show the team.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          Abby knocks over a glass of water. It spills onto the
          drawing.
                         
                          ABBY
           Shit.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Honey, you can't use that word.
           It's a bad word.
                         
          Off Mike's look.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           What? Don't look at me.
                         
                          MIKE
           Uh huh. Bye sweetie.
                         
          He kisses Abby.
                         
                         
                          ABBY MIKE
          Bye daddy. Bye.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Hey. You OK?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah.
                         
                          JACKIE
           You sure?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. I'm good. Why?
                         
                          JACKIE
           Just checking.
                         
                          MIKE
           OK. Bye guy's.
                         
                          ABBY
           Can I have more juice?
                         
          Mike leaves. Jackie is not convinced.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Just a minute.
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          EXT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE - LATER.
                         
          Mike walks outside toward his car. He opens the car door.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Mike?
                         
          Mike turns. Jackie is standing at the door.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           Did you call Fenn about the tree?
                         
                          PAUL
           No. I will today.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Please do. I don't want it coming
           down on the house.
                         
          Mike looks at a VERY DEAD TREE in the side yard.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. You're right. I will.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Mike?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah?
                         
                          JACKIE
           I love you.
                         
                          MIKE
           I love you too, sweetie. Bye.
                         
          Jackie shuts the door. Mike looks up at the tree.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           Shit.
                         
                         
          INT. DUNKIN' DONUTS - LATER.
                         
          Mike pays for his coffee and bagel and starts to leave. He
          nods to a group of FIVE OLD MEN who wave him over. He tries
          to keep moving but they continue to engage him. Finally he
          joins the table. The group shares a laugh.
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          EXT. MIKE'S OFFICE - LATER.
                         
          Mike's car pulls into a driveway of an OLD HOUSE that has
          been converted into TWO OFFICES.
                         
          A SIGN on the lawn reads: "MICHAEL S. FLAHERTY, COUNSELOR AT
          LAW" and "STEPHEN VIGMAN, CPA"
                         
                         
          EXT. MIKE'S OFFICE, PARKING LOT - CONTINUOUS.
                         
          Mike parks his car as a WORKMAN walks up from the basement of
          the house and gets into his VAN and pulls away.
                         
          Mike gets out of his car and walks toward the back door
          carrying his briefcase. He stops at the basement steps.
                         
                          MIKE
           Vig?
                         
                          VOICE
           Down here.
                         
          Mike walks down the stairs.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE'S OFFICE, BASEMENT - CONTINUOUS.
                         
          It's an old, musty basement filled with endless shelves of
          files.
                         
                          MIKE
           What's up, Vig?
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Donna's out sick and can't find
           anything without her. It sucks.
                         
          STEPHEN VIGMAN, FIFTY, emerges carrying some files.
                         
                          MIKE
           Who was that guy?
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Oh, that sucks more. He's the
           plumber. I called him to look at
           that piece of crap of boiler.
                         
          Vigman points to an ANCIENT HOT WATER BOILER.
                         
                          MIKE
           Why?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          VIGMAN
           That clanking is driving me nuts.
           Can't you hear it down in your
           office?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. I just figured it's old.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Well it is but he took one look at
           it and said we should replace it
           before it blows.
                         
                          MIKE
           What?! We just had it fixed three
           months ago.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Yeah, he said that job was crap.
           The guy did crap work. Can you
           believe that? That little scumbag!
                         
                         
                          MIKE VIGMAN
          Jesus. All they care about is
           getting paid. Makes me sick.
           No one wants to do the work
           anymore.
                         
                          MIKE
           How much to fix it, Vig? Did he
           say?
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Six grand to replace everything.
                         
                          MIKE
           Holy shit.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Tell me about it. I gotta be
           honest, Mike, it's not a good time
           for me. My business is off and my
           step son wants to get Lasik.
                         
                          MIKE
           Really? Isn't he too young?
                         
                          VIGMAN
           I don't really care at this point.
           If it makes him happy, he can have
           it. I get nothing from that kid.
                          (MORE)
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                         CONTINUED:
                          VIGMAN (CONT'D)
           Nothing. He has an unnatural
           attachment to his father.
                         
                          MIKE
           Right. So what do you want to do?
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Well I was thinking we could leave
           it for now and just cover the file
           cabinets in plastic to be safe. How
           about you?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. I guess I'm good with that.
                         
          CLANK. CLANK. CLANK. The boiler barks. They both jump.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Let's get out of here before it
           blows. I'll pick some up plastic
           before practice.
                         
          They both hurry back up the stairs.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE'S OFFICE - LATER
                         
          Mike walks into his office. SHELLY, the receptionist, is at
          her computer working. She's mid-20s and pure Jersey.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hey Shelly, How you doing?
                         
                          SHELLY
           I'm a little hung over and my
           boyfriend's a moron.
                         
                          MIKE
           Oh. Sorry to hear that.
                         
                          SHELLY
           How'd the team do last night?
                         
                          MIKE
           We lost.
                         
                          SHELLY
           Bummer. Your noon canceled so you
           just have a 10:30 and 3pm.
                         
                          MIKE
           OK. Anything else?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          SHELLY
           The toilet isn't flushing again.
           Should I just call someone this
           time?
                         
                          MIKE
           No. I'll take a look at it. Who do
           I have at ten-thirty?
                         
                          SHELLY
                          (APOLOGETICALLY)
           Frank.
                         
                          MIKE
           Great.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE'S OFFICE - LATER.
                         
          Mike is sitting with FRANK, an elderly man, jotting notes.
                         
                          MIKE
           And you think your son stole it?
                         
                          FRANK
           Yeah. I know he did.
                         
                          MIKE
           Why would he steal your cat, Frank?
                         
                          FRANK
           He's jealous of her. Very jealous.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE'S OFFICE - LATER
                         
          Mike is on his phone as he cleans his keyboard.
                         
                          MIKE
           I understand but that's my fee for
           that particular service. Uh huh.
           Right. Well maybe I can adjust that
           a little bit.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE'S OFFICE - LATER
                         
          Mike is eating lunch at his desk. He hears a noise and looks
          out the back window and see's Vigman pulling a LARGE ROLL OF
          PLASTIC TARP out of the trunk of his car.
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          INT. MIKE'S OFFICE, BATHROOM - LATER
                         
          Mike, on his knees, plunges the broken toilet.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE'S OFFICE - LATER
                         
          Mike is sitting with LEO POPLAR, 82 and his HOME HEALTH AID,
          JOLIE, FORTY-FIVE and AFRICAN AMERICAN.
                         
                          MIKE
           Well Leo, remember you got lost and
           the police had to help you a few
           times. That's why we brought Jolie
           into help you, right?
                         
                          LEO
           So now what happens?
                         
                          MIKE
           Well if that Judge deems you
           incapacitated then you will need a
           guardian. And if we can't find your
           daughter then the state...
                         
                          LEO
           She can't find herself.
                         
                          MIKE
           OK but if we can't find her then
           the State will have to become your
           guardian.
                         
                          LEO
           Who's the state?
                         
                          MIKE
           You know...the state...of New
           Jersey.
                         
                          LEO
           That's crazy. I don't need New
           Jersey's help. I got Jolie now. And
           there's no funny business between
           us so you know.
                         
                          MIKE
           Right. I'm sure there's not. Let's
           just first see if we can find your
           daughter and then we'll go from
           there.
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          INT. SHELLY'S OFFICE.
                         
          SHELLY flips through some DOCUMENTS. The boiler sounds off.
          CLANK CLANK CLANK. She jumps. She picks up the documents and
          walks into Mike's office setting the documents down.
                         
                          SHELLY
           Am I still hung over or is that
           noise getting louder?
                         
                          MIKE
           You're probably still hung over.
           What's that?
                         
                          SHELLY
           Leo's financial statements. He's
           loaded, huh?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yes, he is. You find his daughter?
                         
                          SHELLY
           No. That lady is gone and doesn't
           want to be found.
                         
                          MIKE
           Crap.
                         
          Mike takes the STATEMENTS and puts them in LEO'S FILE.
                         
                          SHELLY
           Can't the state just leave him in
           his home? That's what the guy
           wants.
                         
                          MIKE
           They could but they never will.
           It's too much work. They'll
           probably move him into Oak Knoll.
           Hand me one of their brochures?
                         
          Shelly grabs an OAK KNOLL BROCHURE from a stack.
                         
                          SHELLY
           But he has Jolie now. She can
           handle it.
                         
                          MIKE
           No, she can't. His guardian still
           has to make every single decision.
           It's the difference between a baby
           sitter and a parent.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          She hands it to Mike who takes it and paper clips in on the
          inside of Leo's file.
                         
                          SHELLY
           I wish I could do it. I could use
           an extra 1,500 bucks a month.
                         
                          MIKE
           $1,500. Is that what it is?
                         
                          SHELLY
           Yeah. It's in his file.
           (Answering the phone)
           Mike Flaherty's office.
                         
          Mike opens Leo's file.
                         
                         
          INT. NEW PROVIDENCE HIGHSCHOOL GYM, THE PIT - LATER.
                         
          Mike and Vigman are coaching wrestling practice at the public
          highschool. They are in the small, dingy back gym just off
          the main gymnasium. This is a no-frills program.
                         
          The team of 12 WRESTLERS are doing a spinning drill. Vigman
          holds up a singlet.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Whose singlet is this? What did I
           say about leaving them around?
                         
          A WRESTLER runs over and Vig flings it at him.
                         
                         
          EXT. WATCHUNG RESERVATION - EARLY MORNING.
                         
          Mike and TERRY DELFINO are running. Terry is the same age as
          Mike but dressed in a better gear. They are both breathing
          hard.
                         
                          TERRY
           How's the team doing?
                         
                          MIKE
           Not good.
                         
                          TERRY
           What the hell happened? We used to
           be good.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, well we're not anymore.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          TERRY
           Can we walk for a bit?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah.
                         
          They both stop. Terry is completely winded.
                         
                          TERRY
           That sucked. You're running good,
           buddy. Kicking my ass.
                         
          Terry's blackberry beeps. He takes it out and reads it.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. I've been getting out here a
           bit more often.
                         
                          TERRY
           You gotta be kidding me.
                         
                          MIKE
           What?
                         
                          TERRY
           Lori's texting me at seven in the
           morning to ask me if I want an
           antique sewing table that we bought
           together.
                         
                          MIKE
           Do you?
                         
                          TERRY
           No. I want my fucking house back!
                         
                          MIKE
           Is she still with that guy?
                         
                          TERRY
           You mean my contractor? The guy I
           hired? Yeah, she is. I can just
           picture that little scumbag walking
           around my house wearing his tool
           belt. Here.
                         
          He hands Mike his blackberry.
                         
                          TERRY (CONT'D)
           Take a picture for me.
                         
          Terry pulls down his pants and moons Mike.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          TERRY MIKE
          Take it! Jesus, Ter!
                         
                          TERRY (CONT'D)
           Hurry! It's cold.
                         
          Mike takes the picture. Terry takes the blackberry back.
                         
                          MIKE
           Don't send it.
                         
                          TERRY
           Too late. I hate her.
                         
          They start to walk.
                         
                          MIKE
           Maybe you should move back into the
           city? Get a new job. Shake it up a
           bit.
                         
                          TERRY
           Nah. Finley called me. He's
           starting up a new fund out here in
           May so I'm gonna wait for that.
                         
                          MIKE
           That guy's starting another fund?
                         
                          TERRY
           Yeah. He's an animal. He prints
           money. Come on, let's finish
           strong.
                         
          Terry starts to run. Mike follows. After about thirty feet,
          Mike pulls up. He's breathing is labored.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hold up!
                         
                          TERRY
           What?
                         
                          MIKE
           Just...hold up.
                         
          Mike is really breathing hard now. He's making some funny
          noises.
                         
                          TERRY
           You alright?
                         
          Mike just holds up a hand. He can't really speak.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
           TERRY (CONT'D) MIKE
          Mike, what the fuck? What's (Barely audible)
          wrong? Yeah. Fine. I just...
                         
          He drops to a knee. He's not alright.
                         
                          TERRY (CONT'D)
           Holy fuck! Mike? Hang on pal.
                         
          Terry takes out his black berry but immediately fumbles it
          into the wet mud.
                         
                          TERRY (CONT'D)
           Fuck! Fuck!
                         
          He grabs it and shakes it out but it's dead.
                         
                          TERRY (CONT'D)
           You gotta be kidding me. Shit.
                         
          Mike is still wheezing. Terry turns his attention.
                         
                          TERRY (CONT'D)
           Is it your heart, buddy? Are you
           having a heart attack?
                         
                          MIKE
           No! I'm not having a heart attack!
           I just...can't breathe...
                         
                          TERRY
           That could be a heart attack, Mike.
           You should lie down.
                         
          Terry tries to help him but it's only seems to annoy Mike.
                         
                          MIKE TERRY
          Get off me! Just lie down.
                         
                          MIKE
           No! It's wet. I don't want to lie
           down.
                         
                          TERRY
           Who cares? You might be dying. Are
           you cold? Do you feel cold?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. I'm lying on the ground.
                         
                          TERRY
           Look into my eyes, Mike. Look into
           my eyes.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          They are now engaged in a weird wrestling match.
                         
           WOMAN (O.S.)
           Are you alright?
                         
          Terry looks to see TWO FORTY YEAR OLD WOMEN in jogging gear
          staring at them.
                         
                         
          EXT. PARKING LOT - LATER
                         
          An ambulance pulls away revealing Mike and Terry sitting in
          the open back of Terry's LEXUS SUV.
                         
                          TERRY
           OK dude, how long has that been
           happening?
                         
                          MIKE
           Couple of months. The doctor says
           it's stress.
                         
                          TERRY
           Seriously? Did he prescribe
           anything for you?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. Jogging. Why the hell you
           think I'm doing this?
                         
                          TERRY
           Jesus. That scared the shit out of
           me. What are you so stressed about,
           Mike?
                         
                          MIKE
                          (SHEEPISH)
           I don't know. Work. Money.
           Everything.
                         
                          TERRY
           Is it that bad?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. It is. I don't know how much
           longer I can keep my practice
           going.
                         
                          TERRY
           Really? Holy shit, Mike! What're
           you gonna do?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           I have no frickin' idea. I've been
           trying everything.
                         
                          TERRY
           Have you told Jackie?
                         
                          MIKE
           Not yet. I don't want to freak her
           out.
                         
                          TERRY
           Good call. So we just need a new
           strategy, that's all. What about
           that Judge that's always throwing
           work your way? Can't she help you
           out?
                         
                          MIKE
           Judge Lee, yeah. If it wasn't for
           her I'd probably be out of business
           already. I just need more.
                         
                          TERRY
           Is there anything else you can do
           for money?
                         
                          MIKE
           What the hell am I gonna do?
           Bartend? I'm a lawyer, Ter. I
           practice law.
           MIKE (CONT'D) TERRY
          And it's not like I'm some I know.
          scumbag. I help old people
          for Christ sake. No offense
          but your pal, Finley doesn't
          give a crap about anything
          but making money.
                         
                          TERRY
           Yeah. But that's why he makes it.
                         
                          MIKE
           No shit, Ter. Thanks for the
           update.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE'S OFFICE - NIGHT
                         
          The office is dark aside from Mike's desk light. Shelly is
          gone. Mike's blackberry rings.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           Hi, honey. I'm still at the office.
           Yeah. I came back after practice,
           I'll be home in a bit.
           (Checking his blackberry)
           Oh, hey, let me go, Jack. I've been
           waiting for this call. Bye.
                         
          Mike hangs up the phone and answers his blackberry.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           Hey Tom. Thanks for getting back to
           me. I'm good. I'm good. Yeah, I was
           just following up to see if you had
           any overflow. It's been a slow
           month on this end and I was...
                         
          Mike listens. The news from Dunleavy isn't good.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           Oh. OK. No, yeah of course. I
           appreciate that. Thanks, Tom. Bye.
                         
          Mike hangs up the phone and sits at his desk. After a moment,
          he slams his hand on the desk. And then something catches his
          eye. It's LEO POPLAR'S FILE. He opens the file and see's the
          PAMPHLET FOR OAK KNOLL. He flips through the file and lands
          on a particular page and a particular line item.
                         
          Monthly Commission: $1,508.00.
                         
                         
          EXT. UNION COUNTY COURT HOUSE - DAY
                         
          Mike walks with Leo Poplar up the steps of the courthouse.
                         
                         
          INT. UNION COUNTY COURT HOUSE , SECURITY DESK - LATER.
                         
          Leo walks through the metal detector. Mike watches him and
          then walks through himself but something beeps. The guards
          stops Mike. Leo starts to wander away.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hey, Leo. Leo hold on!
           (to the Guard)
           Can you stop him, please?
                         
                         
          INT. UNION COUNTY COURT HOUSE, COURTROOM - LATER.
                         
          It's a very drab, no frills courtroom. JUDGE LEE is seated on
          the bench looking over some documents.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          Mike is sitting next Leo. Seated at the next table is STU
          THATCHER, ATTORNEY FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC GUARDIAN. Mike is
          tapping his pen.
                         
                          JUDGE LEE
           Any word from his daughter? Mr.
           Flaherty?
                         
                          MIKE
           Oh..no, Your Honor. I have the two
           certified letters returned
           unclaimed. And there is no phone
           number for her. We can't find her.
                         
                          JUDGE LEE
           And she is the only living family,
           is that correct?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yes, your Honor, she is. But Mr.
           Poplar hasn't seen her for over
           twenty years.
                         
                          LEO
           Who?
                         
                          MIKE
           Your daughter.
                         
                          LEO
           She's late? She's probably at the
           store buying some crap or
           something.
                         
                          MIKE
           OK.
                         
          Mike turns back to the Judge and shrugs.
                         
                          JUDGE LEE
           OK, then as, Mr. Poplar has been
           deemed incapacitated by this court,
           I'm appointing the Office of Public
           Guardian to serve as the guardian
           for his person and property. Do you
           have the order for me to sign, Mr.
           Thatcher?
                         
                          THATCHER
           Yes, I do, Your Honor.
                         
                          JUDGE LEE
           Then please approach.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          Thatcher stands and takes out the order. Mike's wheels are
          spinning. He seizes his moment.
                         
                          MIKE
           Your Honor, if it pleases the
           Court.
                         
                          JUDGE LEE
           Yes, Mr. Flaherty?
                         
                          MIKE
           I would be willing to serve as Mr.
           Poplar's guardian.
                         
                          THATCHER
           (Stopping.)
           Really?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah.
                         
                          THATCHER
           How long have you known him? Two
           weeks?
                         
          Mike is suddenly put on the spot.
                         
                          MIKE
           More like five.
                         
                          THATCHER
           Really? And now you want to be his
           guardian?
                         
          Mike looks at Leo and the Judge.
                         
                          MIKE
           May I approach, your honor?
                         
                          JUDGE LEE
           Council approach.
                         
          Mike collects himself and approaches.
                         
           JUDGE LEE (CONT'D)
           What's going on Mike?
                         
                          MIKE
           Well Judge, I think I'd be a better
           candidate then the state in this
           case.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          THATCHER
           Really?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, and stop saying really, it's
           annoying.
                         
          THE STENOGRAPHER raises in eyebrow.
                         
           MIKE (CONT'D) THATCHER
          Your Honor, I live in the Proximity hardly qualifies
          same town as Mr. Poplar... him as a guardian, Your
           Honor.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           And, as his lawyer, I feel like I'm
           in a better position to execute
           what my client wants.
                         
                          THATCHER
           Your Honor, Mr. Flaherty is Mr.
           Poplar's court appointed
           attorney...
                         
                          JUDGE LEE
           I know, Stu, I appointed him.
                         
                          THATCHER
           Yeah, well that hardly qualifies
           him to be Leo's Guardian. What's
           the motivation here?
                         
          Thatcher is turning up the heat. He obviously wants Poplar.
          Mike is starting to feel it.
                         
                          JUDGE LEE
           Mike?
                         
          Mike looks back at Leo who is trying to unscrew the cap on
          his water bottle, completely uninterested in the proceedings.
          He makes a decision.
                         
                          MIKE
           Your Honor, Leo told me he wants
           to live at home. He has the money
           to do that and I want to make sure
           that happens. If the State can do
           that then fine.
                         
                          THATCHER
           Counsel knows we can't do that,
           your Honor.
                          (MORE)
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                         CONTINUED:
                          THATCHER (CONT'D)
           We're spread too thin for that kind
           of individual attention. But they
           have an excellent elder care
           facility in Mr. Poplar's town.
           We'll put him there.
                         
                          MIKE
           Mr. Poplar wants to live at home.
                         
                          JUDGE MALONE
                          (TO MIKE)
           You can do that, Mike?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yes, I can.
                          (TO THATCHER)
           Really.
                         
          Leo is putting papers in his briefcase. Mike sits down next
          to him.
                         
                          LEO
           Did we win?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. I think so.
                         
                          LEO
           Good.
                         
                         
          EXT. LEO POPLAR'S HOUSE - DAY.
                         
          Mike walks toward his car carrying AN OLD TV SET. He puts it
          into the back of his car which is packed with ITEMS from
          Leo's house.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE'S CAR - LATER.
                         
          Mike and Leo are driving.
                         
                          LEO
           Are we going to the park?
                         
                          MIKE
           No. We're not, Leo. I'm gonna help
           you get settled into a new place to
           live right here in town.
                         
                          LEO
           I don't need a new place. I have a
           house. I'm not fancy that way.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           I know. But I need you to stay in
           this new place for a while. It's
           nice. You'll like it.
                         
                          LEO
           Is that what the judge said?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, that's what he said.
                         
          Leo considers the news and looks out the window.
                         
                          LEO
           Ah shit.
                         
                         
          EXT. OAK KNOLL SENIOR LIVING - DAY.
                         
          Mike and Leo arrive at Oak Knoll.
                         
                         
          INT. OAK KNOLL SENIOR LIVING, PRIVATE ROOM - LATER.
                         
          It is a nice place. Mike sits on a small couch filling out
          paperwork as a FEMALE STAFF MEMBER helps to prepare Leo's
          room.
                         
                         
          EXT. QUICK CHECK - DUSK.
                         
          Mike pulls up and walks into the Convenience Store. He buys
          cigarettes and walks outside. He walks outside, around the
          corner and then behind the store. He lights a cigarette and
          then throws the pack into the dumpster. He stands there
          smoking.
                         
                         
          INT. OUR LADY OF PEACE CHURCH- MORNING.
                         
          AN ENORMOUS CRUCIFIX hangs over the alter. A COLLECTION
          BASKET is passed from person to person. Abby deposits TWO
          DOLLARS into the basket and looks up at Mike. He smiles.
                         
                         
          EXT. OUR LADY OF PEACE CHURCH - LATER.
                         
          Jackie and Stella are waiting in the parking lot. Mike is
          lagging behind carrying Abby and chatting with some OLDER
          PARISHIONER'S. He's charming and he's working it. He finally
          catches up with Jackie and they walk toward the car.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          JACKIE
           Let's go, Mr. Mayor. It's cold and
           I need to pick up some bagels for
           your mom's.
                         
                          MIKE
           OK. OK. I just have to make one
           stop first.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Where?
                         
                          MIKE
           I have to swing by a client's house
           and shut off the water.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Why?
                         
                          MIKE
           Because it's freezing and I don't
           want his pipes to burst.
                         
                          JACKIE
           No, I mean why are you doing it?
                         
                          MIKE
                          (CASUALLY)
           What? Oh, because I'm his guardian.
                         
                          JACKIE
           What? Since when?
                         
                         
                          MIKE ABBY
          Just last week. Mommy, I want a bagel.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           That's a big deal, Mike. Were you
           even gonna tell me?
                          MIKE JACKIE
          It's not a big deal. And yes, It is too.
          I was gonna tell you.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           You don't have time to be taking
           care of some old man.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           Jack, he's in Oak Knoll. They do
           everything. I just have to check in
           on him from time to time.
                         
                          JACKIE
           And who pays for that?
                         
                          MIKE
           He does. It comes out of his estate
           and he can afford it. Trust me.
                         
                          JACKIE
           I don't get it. You've never done
           it before.
                         
                          MIKE
           No I haven't.
                         
                          JACKIE
           So why are you doing it now?
                         
                          MIKE
           It's just...the right thing to do,
           alright. We couldn't find his
           daughter and I'm just trying to
           help the guy. It's really not a big
           deal.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Well, it sounds like a big deal.
           And you should have told me.
                         
                          ABBY
           What's a big deal?
                         
                          JACKIE
           Ask your daddy, sweetie. Maybe
           he'll tell you.
                         
                          ABBY
           Daddy, what's a big deal?
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE'S CAR - LATER
                         
          Mike pulls up to Leo's house. It's a small house in a working
          class section of town. A TEENAGER is sitting on the front
          stoop.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Is that his house?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah.
                         
                          JACKIE
           (Re: the Young Man)
           Who's that?
                         
                          MIKE
           No idea.
                         
          Mike gets out of the car.
                         
                         
          EXT. LEO POPLAR'S HOUSE - LATER
                         
          Mike walks up the front walk. The YOUNG MAN is listening to
          his Ipod and smoking a cigarette. Mike approaches and waves.
          The YOUNG MAN removes his headphones. He has a BRUISE on his
          left eye.
                         
                          MIKE
           How you doing? Can I help you?
                         
                          YOUNG MAN
           No.
                         
                          MIKE
           Are you looking for Mr. Poplar?
                         
                          YOUNG MAN
           Yeah.
                         
                          MIKE
           Well, he doesn't live here anymore.
                         
                          YOUNG MAN
           Where does he live?
                         
                          MIKE
           You mind telling me why you're
           looking for him first?
                         
          The Young Man sizes Mike up. Then...
                         
                          YOUNG MAN
           He's my Grandfather. I came to live
           with him.
                         
          Mike is momentarily stunned by the news. Then he looks back
          at the car where Jackie gives him a "What's going on?" look.
          Uh oh.
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          INT. MIKE'S CAR - LATER
                         
          Mike is driving. The Young Man is in the back seat next to
          Abby and Stella.
                         
                          JACKIE
           So do you live around here, Kyle?
                         
                          KYLE
           No. Ohio.
                         
          Jackie looks at Mike who tries to avoid her piercing gaze.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Ohio? And where are your parents?
                         
                          KYLE
           It's just my mother and me. She's
           back in Columbus. She couldn't
           come.
                         
                          JACKIE
           So how did you get here?
                         
                          KYLE
           Bus.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Really? All by yourself?
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Wow.
                         
                          ABBY
           That sounds like a big deal.
                         
          Jackie looks at Mike. From the mouths of babes.
                         
                         
          INT. OAK KNOLL SENIOR LIVING, HALLWAY - LATER
                         
          Mike knocks on Leo's door. After a moment, Leo opens it.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hey, Leo, you have a visitor.
                         
                          LEO
           Who? Him?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah.
                         
                          KYLE
           Hi.
                         
                          LEO
           Come on in. I'll turn off the TV.
                         
                         
          INT. OAK KNOLL SENIOR LIVING, LEO'S ROOM - SAME.
                         
          Leo turns off the TV and then turns and looks at Kyle. He
          doesn't recognize him.
                         
                          MIKE
           This is Kyle Timmons, Leo. He's
           your grandson. He came from Ohio to
           see you.
                         
                          LEO
           I don't have a Grandson.
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah, you do. We just never met.
                         
                          LEO
           Are you bringing me home?
                         
          Kyle looks to Mike, unsure of what to say.
                         
                          MIKE
           Kyle's just here for a visit, Leo.
                         
                          LEO
           Oh. You want to watch TV?
                         
                          KYLE
           OK.
                         
          Leo turns on the TV and sits down. Kyle joins him.
                         
                          MIKE
           OK. So I'll come back to pick you
           up in an hour. You OK?
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah.
                         
                          MIKE
           You alright, Leo?
           (Leo doesn't respond)
           OK, see you in a bit.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          Mike leaves.
                         
                         
          INT. GINA FLAHERTY'S HOUSE - LATER.
                         
          The house is smaller than Mike's house. GINA, MIKE'S MOTHER,
          and Jackie clean up after breakfast. Mike sits with Abby at
          the kitchen table.
                         
                          GINA
           So did you call his mother?
                         
                          JACKIE
           No. Not yet. Oh and he was smoking
           too. He's sixteen!
                         
                          GINA
           He's probably on drugs.
                         
                          JACKIE
           I know.
                         
                          GINA
           What are you going to do with him?
                         
                          MIKE
           We're going to send him back is
           what we're going to do.
                         
                          GINA
           Well I hope so. You have your hands
           full over there. And now taking
           care of that old man too. That
           sounds like a lot, Mike.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Thank you, Gina. I agree. He
           somehow forgot to tell me about it.
                         
                          MIKE
           I told you.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Not until I asked.
                         
                          GINA
           His daughter should be taking care
           of him. Not you. You have me to
           worry about.
                         
                          MIKE
           I don't have to worry about him.
           He's at Oak Knoll.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          ABBY
           Daddy? Can we play croquet today?
                         
                          GINA
           The whole thing just sounds crazy.
                         
                          JACKIE
           It is crazy. It's crazy.
                         
                          ABBY
                          (TO MIKE)
           Who's crazy?
                         
                          MIKE
           Me.
                         
                         
          EXT. OAK KNOLL SENIOR LIVING - LATER
                         
          Mike and Kyle exit he building and walk toward the parking
          lot.
                         
                          MIKE
           How did the visit go?
                         
                          KYLE
           OK. He fell asleep watching TV. So
           he lives there now?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. Your grandfather is in the
           early stages of dementia, Kyle. So
           sometimes he does things and says
           things that don't make sense.
                         
                          KYLE
           Are you a friend of his or
           something?
                         
                          MIKE
           I'm his guardian.
                         
                          KYLE
           What's that mean?
                         
                          MIKE
           It means I make sure he's well
           taken care of.
                         
                          KYLE
           That's cool.
                         
          Kyle lights a cigarette.
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          INT. MIKE'S AND JACKIE'S HOUSE, BASEMENT - NIGHT.
                         
          Kyle's is fiddling with KID'S KEYBOARD. Jackie walks
          downstairs.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Everything alright?
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Did you reach your mom?
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah. I told her I was coming home.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Did she want to talk to me or
           anything?
                         
                          KYLE
           No.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Well, I'm sorry you can't stay
           longer but maybe you can come back
           with your mom and visit again.
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah. If I want to smoke should I
           go outside?
                         
                          JACKIE
           You shouldn't be smoking.
                         
                          KYLE
           I know. But if I do.
                         
          Jackie decides not to engage.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Yeah. You should go outside.
                         
                          KYLE
           OK. Good night, Jackie.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Good night, Kyle.
                         
          Jackie nods and leaves.
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          INT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE, KITCHEN - SAME.
                         
          Mike is leaning against the counter eating ice cream. Jackie
          emerges from the stairs, shuts basement door behind her and
          slides a dead bolt locking it.
                         
                          MIKE
           What are you doing?
                         
                          JACKIE
           We have kids, Mike. I'm not taking
           any chances with Eminem down there.
                         
                          MIKE
           There's not even a bathroom down
           there.
                         
          Jackie thinks about this and then unlocks the door in a huff
          and walks up stairs.
                         
                         
          INT. OAK KNOLL SENIOR LIVING, DINING ROOM - DAY.
                         
          Mike and Kyle are sitting with Leo who is eating breakfast.
                         
                          LEO
           Hey Mike, could you talk to them
           about getting Coco Puffs? I like
           that kind.
                         
                          MIKE
           Sure thing, Leo.
                         
                          LEO
                          (TO KYLE)
           Mike's a stand up guy. You need
           cereal then talk to him.
                         
          Kyle and Mike smile. Mike checks his watch.
                         
                          MIKE
           We should go, Kyle.
                         
                          KYLE
           OK. Bye Leo.
                         
                          LEO
           Are you going to work?
                         
                          KYLE
           No. I'm going home.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          LEO
           Well, don't take any shit from any
           of those guys.
                         
          Kyle smiles. He doesn't always understand this guy but he
          likes him.
                         
                          KYLE
           I won't.
                         
          He leaves.
                         
                         
          EXT. BUS STATION - LATER.
                         
          Mike and Kyle are waiting for the bus. Mike pulls out his
          wallet.
                         
                          MIKE
           Here's fifty bucks in case you need
           it.
                         
          Mike counts his cash.
                         
                          KYLE
           I have money.
                         
                          MIKE
           Actually it's only forty-three but
           take it. You never know.
                         
                          KYLE
           I have enough money. But thanks.
                         
          The bus pulls up.
                         
                          MIKE
           Well, good luck, Kyle.
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah. You too, Mike.
                         
          Kyle gets on the bus. Mike watches it pull away.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE'S AND JACKIE'S HOUSE, BEDROOM - NIGHT.
                         
          Mike and Jackie are sleeping. The phone rings and Mike
          answers the phone.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hello? Yes, it is. Yes. OK.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          Jackie sits up and turns on the light.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           OK. Thanks. I'll be right down.
                         
          He hangs up the phone.
                         
                          JACKIE
           What?
                         
                          MIKE
           It was the police. They have Kyle.
                         
                          JACKIE
           What? Why?
                         
                          MIKE
           Breaking and entering.
                         
          Mike gets up.
                         
                          JACKIE
           What?
                         
                         
          EXT. POLICE STATION - LATER.
                         
          Mike and Kyle walk out of the New Providence Police Station.
                         
                          MIKE
           So what happened?
                         
                          KYLE
           I decided not to go home.
                         
                          MIKE
           And then you decided you'd break
           into your Grandfather's house?
                         
                          KYLE
           You mind if I have a quick smoke?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, I do. Get in the car.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE'S CAR - SAME.
                         
          Kyle fastens his seat belt.
                         
                          MIKE
           So you want to tell me what
           happened?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          KYLE
           Not really.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. Well good luck with that,
           pal.
                         
          Kyle looks at Mike.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           You'll see.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE - LATER.
                         
          Jackie is waiting. Kyle is on the hot seat. Mike is watching.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Kyle?
                         
          Kyle can barely look at her.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           We can't help you if you don't tell
           us what's going on. Is there a
           reason you don't want to go home?
                         
          Kyle remains silent.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           What happened to your eye, Kyle?
                         
          Kyle shifts. Avoiding.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           Kyle. You can trust us.
                         
          Kyle looks up at them. Trust is obviously an issue.
                         
                          KYLE
           I can't live there anymore.
                         
                          JACKIE
           With your Mom? Did she do that to
           your eye?
                         
                          KYLE
           No. She's not even there. She's in
           a clinic or hospital or whatever.
           I'm living with Craig.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Who's Craig?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          KYLE
           Her boyfriend, I guess, but he's an
           asshole.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Does she even know you're here?
                         
                          KYLE
           My mom? She doesn't care about me.
                         
                          JACKIE
           How do you know? She's probably
           worried sick and just doesn't know
           how to reach you.
                         
          Kyle reaches into his pocket and takes out his cell phone.
                         
                          KYLE
           She could've called, right?
                         
          The sincerity of his question is heartbreaking and Jackie is
          cut to the quick. She looks at Mike. Brutal.
                         
                         
          EXT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE - LATER.
                         
          Kyle is sitting on the back steps and smoking a cigarette.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE'S AND JACKIE'S HOUSE, BEDROOM - LATER.
                         
          Mike is sitting up in bed. His wheels are spinning.
                         
           JACKIE (O.S.)
           We don't have a choice now.
                         
                          MIKE
           So what are we gonna do? Adopt him?
                         
          Jackie walks into the room putting on face moisturizer.
                         
                          JACKIE
           No. But I'm not sending him back
           until I talk to his mother. She
           better freaking call me back.
                         
                          MIKE
           Honey, I know it's tough but we're
           not in a position to take care of
           another kid right now.
                         
          She gets in the bed.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          JACKIE
           I don't care. I'm not sending him
           back there, Mike. I can't. And for
           the record, I'm not very happy
           about it either!
                         
                          MIKE
           Then we don't have to do this.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Yes, we do, Mike! We do. It makes
           me so angry and so damn sad to see
           that poor kid in that kind of
           situation. He's just a kid.
                         
          Jackie starts to break. Mike buckles.
                         
                          MIKE
           I know. I know. You're right.
                         
                          JACKIE
           I just want to go to Ohio
           and...beat the crap out of his mom.
                         
                          MIKE
           Come on.
                         
                          JACKIE
           I do. I want to beat the crap out
           of her and her stupid boyfriend.
                         
                          MIKE
           OK.
                         
                          JACKIE
           I'm serious.
                         
                          MIKE
           I know. I'm just not sure that
           beating the crap out of everybody
           is the best solution.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Well it feels like it. I'm leaving
           her another message.
                         
          Jackie picks up her phone and dials.
                         
                          MIKE
           Now?
                         
                          JACKIE
           Yes. Now. Shush!
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          EXT. COUNTRYSIDE - DAY.
                         
          Terry is sitting in his parked car, talking on his cell.
                         
           TERRY (O.S.)
           So get rid of him again.
                         
                         
          INT. TERRY'S CAR - SAME.
                         
          Terry watches as a PICK UP TRUCK pulls into a beautiful
          country house.
                         
           MIKE (O.S.)
           I can't. Not until we figure what's
           going on back there.
                         
                          TERRY
           Have you talked to his mother?
                         
                          MIKE
           No. Not yet. Jack's left her about
           thirty messages.
                         
          A STRAPPING CONTRACTOR wearing a TOOL BELT gets out and walks
          into the house.
                         
                          TERRY
           Mother fucker. He's wearing his
           tool belt.
                         
           MIKE (O.S.)
           What? Who?
                         
                          TERRY
           No. Sorry dude, I was distracted.
                         
           MIKE (O.S.)
           Where are you? Are you watching
           Lori's house again?
                         
          Terry quickly pulls out.
                         
                          TERRY
           It's my fucking house and no. I'm
           just driving. Where's the kid now?
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE'S OFFICE - CONTINUOUS.
                         
          Mike is sitting at his desk.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           He's sitting in my waiting room.
           Jackie made me take him with me.
                         
           TERRY (O.S.)
           Alright, listen pal, this is not
           the time to long that stock, you
           know what I mean?
                         
                          MIKE
           No. What does that mean?
                         
                          TERRY
           It means you shouldn't be taking
           care of another kid. Especially a
           convict.
                         
                          MIKE
                          (ON PHONE)
           Yeah, well...
                         
          Shelly pops her head in.
                         
                          SHELLY
           I found her.
                         
          Mike spins in his chair.
                         
                          MIKE
           Let me call you back.
                         
           TERRY (O.S.)
           Fine. But get rid of the convict,
           Mike!
                         
          Mike hangs up.
                         
                          SHELLY
           She's in a drug treatment program
           in Columbus. She has five weeks to
           go.
                         
                          MIKE
           Jesus. Can I talk to her?
                         
                          SHELLY
           They said she would call you.
                         
          Mike shakes his head. Nothing is easy here.
                         
                          SHELLY (CONT'D)
           He's kind of a sweet kid but what's
           up with hair?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           Who knows?
                         
          A knock on the door.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           Yeah.
                         
          Kyle opens it.
                         
                          KYLE
           Can I go visit Leo?
                         
          Mike looks to Shelly who just shrugs.
                         
                          MIKE
           Uh...yeah...OK. You know where it
           is?
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah. Just down the street.
                         
                          MIKE
           OK, yeah. Just stay there and I'll
           pick you up at about three.
                         
                          KYLE
           OK.
                         
          Kyle shuts the door. Mike looks at Shelly.
                         
                          SHELLY
           That's some crazy hair, I'm just
           saying.
                         
                         
          INT. NEW PROVIDENCE HIGHSCHOOL GYM, THE PIT - LATER.
                         
          Kyle is sitting in the corner watching. Mike is standing and
          watching. He doesn't like what he sees.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hey, Rew, what are you doing?
           Coach, can you get on Pill.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Get up, Rew.
                         
          REW gets up and Vigman gets down on the other wrestler, PILL.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           Everyone watch because none of you
           are doing it right. You want to put
           your chest into his side.
                         
          Vig does it but he's a bit off.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           Just slide back a bit, Vig. A bit
           more. Yeah. Right there. Then you
           give him your full weight. Go ahead
           Vig.
                         
          Vig does. Pill starts to buckle. Vig is big.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           Then you ride the crotch and break
           him down with a cross-face.
                         
          Vigman grabs Pill under the crotch, applies a stiff cross-
          face and then drives him hard to the mat. Another Wrestler,
          STEMLER chimes in. Stemler is wearing a STAR WARS t-shirt.
                         
                          STEMLER
           Oh man, how'd that feel, Pill?
           We'll just call you "pancake"!
                         
          Stemler's a bit off.
                         
                          PILL
           Shut up, Chewbaka.
                         
                          STEMLER
           Yeah, right. More like the "Secret
           Apprentice".
                         
                          FEENEY
           What are you, ten years old,
           Stemler?
                         
          Mike loses it.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hey! We're trying to teach you guys
           something and you're all just
           goofing off. Shut up!
                         
                          VIG
           Quiet!
                         
                          MIKE
           Last time I checked we haven't won
           a match! Right coach?!
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          VIG
           It's embarrassing, guys.
                         
                          MIKE
           It's embarrassing. But you're all
           acting like you don't care! Well,
           I'm not getting paid enough to just
           jerk around here.
           (gestures to Vig)
           I don't know about you?
                         
                          VIG
           I'm not getting paid enough.
                         
                          MIKE
           I care about what I do and so
           should you!
                         
                          VIG
           I care!
                         
                          MIKE
           So does coach Vig, and so should
           you! Run em, Coach. I can't look
           at them anymore!
                         
                          VIG
           Let's go ladies!
                         
          Mike storms out past Kyle who watches him go.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE, DINING ROOM - LATER.
                         
          Mike, Jackie, Abby and Kyle are eating dinner together. Abby
          is coloring. Mike watches Kyle as he finishes his big glass
          of milk.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Here, have some more corn.
                         
          She gives him the bowl of corn.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           I'll get you some more milk too.
                         
          Kyle finishes off the corn. Jackie gets up for the milk.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           Did you call Fenn about the tree,
           Mike?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           Uh...yeah I did but Terry said he'd
           help and I think we can...
                         
                          JACKIE
           Mike. Don't start. You two are not
           cutting down that tree. Just call
           Fenn.
                         
          Stella starts to cry on the BABY MONITOR.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           I'm going to give her some Tylenol.
                         
          And Jackie is gone.
                         
                          ABBY
                          (TO KYLE)
           Do you want to play croquet?
                         
                          KYLE
           Now?
                         
                          ABBY
           When it's warm.
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah, maybe.
                         
          Mike gets up and begins to load the dishwasher.
                         
                          ABBY
           Daddy, can I watch TV?
                         
                          MIKE
           Uh...yeah but just for a half hour.
                         
          Abby leaves. Kyle turns to Mike.
                         
                          KYLE
           Hey Mike, you think I could
           practice with you guys tomorrow?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, if you want. Sure. And by the
           way, what I did in there today,
           yelling like that. I don't usually
           do that.
                         
                          KYLE
           You were right, they deserved it.
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          INT. NEW PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL, BACK GYM - DAY.
                         
          Mike and Kyle are walking into the gym.
                         
                          KYLE
           I don't have wrestling shoes.
                         
                          MIKE
           Don't worry about it. You ever
           wrestle before?
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah.
                         
          Vigman is already running the team through a drill.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Get that ankle. Get that ankle!
           Time!
                         
                          MIKE
           Hey Vig. Alright, guys, listen up!
           Kyle's going to be working out with
           us for a little while.
                         
                          STEMLER
                          (LOUDLY)
           What's up Kyle!
                         
          The team laughs. Kyle just nods to Stemler.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Carlos, you and Jimmy rotate him
           in.
                         
          Kyle nods and walks over to Carlos and Jimmy.
                         
                          VIGMAN (CONT'D)
           OK. Let's go. Ten seconds to get an
           ankle. Then we switch it up. Ready?
           Wrestle!
                         
          Jimmy sits against the wall and Mike blows his whistle again
          the wrestlers all go at each other. Mike watches Kyle.
                         
          He moves well. Fluidly. Carlos keeps trying to grab Kyle's
          ankle but Kyle easily defends against it. Mike checks his
          watch. Then blows his whistle.
                         
                          MIKE
           Time. Switch. And...wrestle!
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          Mike blows his whistle again and Kyle goes on the offensive.
          He gives Carlos a quick head fake and before Carlos knows
          what's happened, Kyle has grabbed his ankle and tripped him
          down to the mat.
                         
          Carlos looks shocked. Kyle pops back up but stays focused on
          Carlos. Mike looks to Vigman who raises an eyebrow,
          impressed. One thing is certain, Kyle can wrestle.
                         
                         
          EXT. NEW PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT - NIGHT.
                         
          Kyle and Mike are walking toward the car.
                         
                          MIKE
           You have fun?
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah.
                         
                          MIKE
           When's the last time you wrestled?
                         
                          KYLE
           A couple years ago.
                         
                          MIKE
           Why'd you stop?
                         
                          KYLE
           Just felt like it.
                         
          Kyle just shrugs and Mike let's it go. They arrive at Mike's
          car and Mike talks to Kyle over the roof.
                         
                          MIKE
           So let me ask you something, Kyle.
           How good are you?
                         
          Kyle just looks at Mike, almost blank.
                         
                          KYLE
           I'm pretty good.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE, MIKE'S OFFICE NOOK - LATER.
                         
          Mike is looking at his computer screen.
                         
                          MIKE
           Holy shit.
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          INT. TERRY'S CONDO - LATER.
                         
          Mike runs inside. It's a sparsely furnished bachelor pad with
          all the toys.
                         
           MIKE (O.S.)
           You check out that link I sent you?
                         
           TERRY (O.S.)
           Yeah. Kyle Timmons. That's the kid?
                         
           MIKE (O.S.)
           Yeah. That's the kid!
                         
                          TERRY
           Holy shit!
                         
                          MIKE
           I know, right? Can you believe
           that?!
                         
          Terry is in the den at his computer, reading excitedly.
                         
                          TERRY
           Holy shit! He was thirty-five and
           one as a freshman!
                         
                          MIKE
           I know. He finished second at the
           states. In Ohio!
                         
          Mike walks into the kitchen and grabs a beer.
                         
                          TERRY
           This kid had seventeen pins. He's a
           killer.
                         
                          MIKE
           I know. It's nuts. And he quit
           after his freshman year.
                         
                          TERRY
           Why?
                         
                          MIKE
           I don't know. He doesn't talk much.
           He's kind of a weird kid. Why
           can't I have one kid like that on
           my team? Just one.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          TERRY
           What're you talking about? You do.
           You have him. You can take this kid
           to the states, Mike.
                         
                          MIKE
           He's not on the team, Ter. He's not
           even a student. He's been here for
           three days.
                         
                          TERRY
           So what? Enroll him!
                         
                          MIKE
           I'm not enrolling him. He's just
           here until we reach his mother and
           figure this out.
                         
                          TERRY
           So he's gotta do something, right?
           Let him wrestle. Look at this way,
           you're helping out the old man and
           this kid's a little bonus for doing
           the right thing.
                         
                          MIKE
           I'm not just helping out the old
           man, Ter. It's not like it's
           charity work. I'm getting paid for
           it.
                         
                          TERRY
           No. Shit, everyone gets paid, but
           think about it, Mike. What are the
           chances that this kid ends up on
           your door step and he can wrestle
           like that? It's a sign, pal.
                         
          This lands with Mike. Terry sits down at his computer.
                         
                          TERRY (CONT'D)
           Check this out. There's a video
           link of him wrestling in some
           tournament.
                         
          Terry presses play. It's grainy and amateur but good enough.
          Mike looks on.
                         
                          TERRY (CONT'D)
           Look at that kid.
                         
          Mike gets sucked in.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           Wow. He's gonna throw him. Look,
           he's setting him up. He's setting
           him up!
                         
          Mike and Terry explode. They high five and hug.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE, FOYER - MORNING.
                         
          Kyle is standing, waiting. Jackie walks out with her purse.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Here's five dollars for lunch. I
           have no idea what it costs but let
           me know when you find out.
                         
                          KYLE
           I have money.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Good for you. Save it. Now take
           this, it's too early to argue.
                         
          Kyle takes it. Mike arrives.
                         
                          MIKE
           OK. Let's go, pal.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Bye Jackie.
                         
          Kyle leaves. Mike kisses Jackie.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           Hey, you sure we should do this?
                         
                          MIKE
           Why not? Whether he's here for two
           more days or two weeks it gives him
           something to do all day. Unless you
           want him hanging out here?
                         
                          JACKIE
           OK. Go.
                         
                         
          INT. NEW PROVIDENCE HIGHSCHOOL, MAIN OFFICE - DAY.
                         
          Mike and Kyle are waiting. After a moment, STEVE DELUCA, THE
          PRINCIPAL, emerges from his office and greets them. They all
          walk into his office.
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          INT. MIKE'S OFFICE - DAY.
                         
          Mike is working at his desk. Shelly opens the door.
                         
                          SHELLY
           Hey Mike, we got a check from Leo
           Poplar's trust for $1,500 but it's
           made out to you and not the firm.
                         
                          MIKE
           Right. I'll take that.
                         
          Mike gets up and takes the check.
                         
                          SHELLY
           Shouldn't I deposit it in the
           business account?
                         
                          MIKE
           No. It's not a legal fee. It's a
           personal fee.
                         
                          SHELLY
           For what?
                         
          He puts on his coat.
                         
                          MIKE
           Oh, I ended up taking on Leo's
           guardianship.
                         
                          SHELLY
                          (SURPRISED)
           Really?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, I thought I mentioned that to
           you.
                         
                          SHELLY
           No, you definitely didn't mention
           that.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, well, it just played out that
           way. I have to get going.
                         
          He turns off his computer.
                         
                          SHELLY
           Well can we put some of that in the
           business account so they don't take
           our copier back?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           Uh..not this time. Next month.
           Promise.
                         
          He grabs his briefcase and leaves.
                         
                          SHELLY
           We need our copier, Mike.
                         
                          MIKE
           I know. Bye Shelly.
                         
          CLANK. CLANK. CLANK.
                         
                          SHELLY
           And that noise is getting louder.
           I'm not hung over today!
                         
                         
          EXT. BANK - LATER.
                         
          Mike walks out of the bank and dials his cell phone.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hey honey. I'm good. Could you do
           me a favor and drop that health
           insurance check in the mail? I just
           forgot to mail it. Yeah, it's on my
           desk. Thanks. I'll call you later.
                         
                         
          INT. NEW PROVIDENCE HIGHSCHOOL, LOCKER ROOM - LATER.
                         
          Terry is walking through the locker room. A few WRESTLERS and
          BASKETBALL PLAYERS are getting dressed.
                         
                          TERRY
           What's up Fella's? Hitting the
           showers, huh?
                          (TO HIMSELF)
           That sounded weird.
                         
                         
          INT. NEW PROVIDENCE HIGHSCHOOL, COACHES OFFICE - SAME.
                         
          Mike and Vigman are in their office looking over a board.
                         
                          TERRY
           Oh yeah!
                         
                          MIKE
           Hey.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          TERRY
           What's up? Hey Vig.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Hi Terry.
                         
                          MIKE
           What are you doing here?
                         
                          TERRY
           What do you think? I have to see
           this kid.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           He's incredible. Just incredible.
           And he's good to wrestle.
                         
                          TERRY
           Great. So what's next?
                         
          Terry pulls up a stool.
                         
                          MIKE
           We're trying to figure out where he
           can wrestle?
                         
                          TERRY
           Where ever the hell he wants,
           right?
                         
                          MIKE
           No. Not right.
                         
          Kyle knocks at the door.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           Hey Kyle. Come on in. How was
           school?
                         
                          KYLE
           OK.
                         
                          MIKE
           This is my friend Terry.
                         
          Terry, pops up, a bit too excitedly.
                         
                          TERRY
           Hey man! Nice to meet you! Really
           nice to meet you. Welcome.
                         
                          KYLE
           Thanks.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          Mike tries to cover.
                         
                          MIKE
           How the shoe's fit?
                         
                          KYLE
           Good.
                         
                          MIKE
           So let me ask you something, Kyle.
           You think you might want to wrestle
           in a match?
                         
                          KYLE
           OK.
                         
                          MIKE
           Great. We have a match on Saturday.
           What do you wrestle?
                         
                          KYLE
           One-nineteen.
                         
                          TERRY
           Excellent. Done.
                         
                          KYLE
           Is anyone there now?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. Jimmy Reed. But I think he
           might be better off at 125.
                         
                          KYLE
           Don't you think we should wrestle
           off?
                         
           MIKE/TERRY/VIG
           Yeah.
                         
                         
          INT. NEW PROVIDENCE HIGHSCHOOL, THE PIT - LATER.
                         
          KYLE's tying his NEW WRESTLING SHOES. The rest of the team is
          sitting around the mat.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Alright, let's go guys. Wrestle
           off.
                         
                          MIKE
           Vig, you keep time?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          Mike holds up a stop watch.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Yeah.
                         
                          TERRY
           I'll do it.
                         
          Terry grabs the watch from Mike.
                         
                          TERRY (CONT'D)
           You don't mind, do you?
                         
                          VIGMAN
           No. Go ahead.
                         
          Mike gives Terry a look. Vig minds. Kyle and JIMMY REED shake
          hands. And set themselves on their marks.
                         
                          VIGMAN (CONT'D)
           Ready? And...wrestle.
                         
          Vigman blows his whistle and the room erupts in cheering.
          Most of it for Jimmy Reed except for Stemler who is rooting
          for Kyle.
                         
          Jimmy and Kyle lock arms but Kyle pushes him away. Jimmy
          locks again but Kyle pushes him away again. Jimmy comes in
          hard this time and Kyle uses his momentum to quickly throw
          him to the ground.
                         
          Jimmy tries to scramble to his knees but Kyle is all over
          him. He quickly locks Jimmy in a cradle and rocks him onto
          his back. It looks easy. Vigman calls the pin. The room is
          quiet...except for Terry.
                         
                          TERRY
           Wow!
                         
          Mike shoots Terry a look. Kyle helps Jimmy off the mat.
                         
                          KYLE
           Good match.
                         
                          JIMMY
           Didn't feel good.
                         
          Vigman turns to Mike and Terry.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           I don't think we can teach him
           anything.
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          INT. DIMAIO'S PIZZERIA - LATER.
                         
          Mike, Terry, Kyle, Jackie and the kids are eating pizza.
                         
                          TERRY
           I don't know why we didn't quit.
           Just the smell of that room brought
           back the memories. I hated it, it
           was like a form of self-abuse.
                         
                          KYLE
           Were you guys that bad?
                         
                          TERRY
           Mike was average. I sucked. Sorry
           Abby.
                         
                          ABBY
           It's OK.
                         
          Mike checks his watch.
                         
                          MIKE
           I gotta stop by the office and deal
           with the computer. Should I...?
                         
                          JACKIE
           No, I'll take him.
                         
                          TERRY
           We both should have quit. Then we
           could have joined the ski club and
           gotten busy with Allison Shepard on
           the overnights.
                         
                         
                         
                          MIKE JACKIE
          Hey! Yo! Terry!
                         
                          ABBY
           Who was busy?
                         
                          JACKIE
           Your Uncle Terry is just silly.
                         
                          TERRY
           Sorry Abby. Getting busy is bad.
                         
          Kyle cracks up. Terry catches his eye.
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          INT. MIKE'S OFFICE - LATER.
                         
          Terry is sitting in Mike's office. A bottle of scotch and two
          glasses on the desk.
                         
                          KYLE
           Hey, how do you think we'd do
           against Kyle? Now?
                         
           MIKE (O.S.)
           He'd kill us. Both of us. Together.
                         
                          TERRY
           Yeah, you're right. The kid has man
           strength, dude.
                         
          Mike emerges from under the desk.
                         
                          MIKE
           Man strength?
                         
                          TERRY
           Yeah. You know. Not kid strength.
           Man strength.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah...I wouldn't say that around
           the locker room.
                         
                          TERRY
           What the hell are you doing anyway?
                         
                          MIKE
           Trying to figure out what's wrong
           with my fricking back-up system.
                         
                          TERRY
           Just call your IT guy?
                         
                          MIKE
           I don't have an IT guy. IT guys
           cost money.
                         
                          TERRY
           OK. I'm just gonna say what's on my
           mind. I want to be an assistant
           coach too.
                         
                          MIKE
           Seriously?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          TERRY
           Yeah. Why not? I'm value added.
           Especially compared to Vig.
                         
                          MIKE
           How are you value added?
                         
                          TERRY
           Well first of all I'm fun. No
           denying that. And secondly, unlike
           Vig, I actually used to wrestle.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, but Ter, you sucked.
                         
                          TERRY
           That doesn't matter, your team
           sucks. Plus I even look more like a
           coach then Vig.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, that's not really value
           added.
                         
                          TERRY
           Look, Mike, I'm serious here. I
           need some distraction in my life
           right now. All I do is sit in my
           condo and think about Lori and that
           guy having sex in the jacuzzi I
           paid for. It's fucking unhealthy.
           I've been really kind of going
           crazy. Really.
                         
          Mike looks at his friend. He can tell he's serious.
                         
                          MIKE
           We start at 3:30pm. Don't be late.
                         
                          TERRY
           My brother! I will not let you
           down. To the team.
                         
          Terry raises his glass. Mike toasts.
                         
                          TERRY (CONT'D)
           Hey, what should I wear to
           practice?
                         
                          MIKE
           Just a singlet.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          TERRY
           Really?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, so we can see your man
           strength.
                         
                          TERRY
           Good one, Coach! See, it's already
           fun.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE, BASEMENT - NIGHT.
                         
          Jackie is hanging laundry. She hears a phone ringing from the
          laundry room. She peeks around the corner and sees that Kyle
          is not there. She crosses to his phone and picks it up. It
          reads "Mom". She answers it.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Hello? Hello, this Jackie Flaherty.
           Kyle is staying with us. Hello?
           (She closes the phone)
           I'm gonna kill that lady.
                         
          She sets the phone down and turns. Kyle is standing on the
          stairs. His hair is wet and he's carrying his towel.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           Oh. Hi. I heard your phone ringing
           and...
                         
                          KYLE
           You answered it?
                         
                          JACKIE
           Yeah, well, I saw it was your Mom
           and we've been waiting to hear from
           her.
                         
                          KYLE
           What'd she say?
                         
                          JACKIE
           She didn't say anything. She hung
           up. Have you talked to her?
                         
                          KYLE
           No. Can you not answer my phone
           anymore?
                         
                          JACKIE
           Yeah. OK. I can do that. I'm sorry.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          Jackie heads back to laundry room. She stops at the stairs.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           Oh. Here's a bucket. You shouldn't
           be smoking but if you do could you
           put the cigarettes in here.
                         
                          KYLE
           I quit now that I'm wrestling
                         
                          JACKIE
           Oh. Good. OK.
                         
          She leaves. Kyle walks over the couch and picks up his phone.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE - EARLY MORNING.
                         
          Mike and Jackie are sleeping. A sound from downstairs. Then a
          door opens and shut. Mike sits up and listens.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Is that Abby?
                         
                          MIKE
           If it is, she just ran away.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE, KITCHEN - CONTINUOUS.
                         
          Mike walks into the kitchen. Kyle is drinking water.
                         
                          MIKE
           Were you outside?
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah. I went for a run.
                         
                          MIKE
           It's pretty early. You do this
           every morning?
                         
                          KYLE
           In season, yeah. I like to get my
           run in early and then drill some
           moves for an hour before school.
                         
                          MIKE
           Oh. Wow.
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah...so I'm gonna do it. See you.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          Kyle walks downstairs.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE'S AND JACKIE'S HOUSE, BEDROOM - LATER.
                         
          Mike climbs back into bed. Jackie barely moves.
                         
                          MIKE
           It was Kyle.
                         
                          JACKIE
           What's he doing?
                         
                          MIKE
           Working out.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Is he gonna do it every morning?
                         
                          MIKE
           In season. Yeah.
                         
          Beat.
                         
                          JACKIE
           I hate you.
                         
                          MIKE
           I know.
                         
                         
          INT. NEW PROVIDENCE HIGHSCHOOL, LOCKER ROOM - DAY.
                         
          Kyle takes off his shirt and stands on the scale wearing only
          his underwear. He's lean and muscular. He has a TATOO on his
          right arm and PAIR OF WINGS TATOO on his shoulder blades.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Jesus! Look at those tats.
                         
                          TERRY
           This kid is just fricking cool.
                         
                          REF
           Timmons. One nineteen. Good.
                         
                         
          INT. NEW PROVIDENCE HIGHSCHOOL, MAIN GYM - LATER.
                         
          The New Providence team jogs out to the mat. There are maybe
          twenty people there. A PUNK ROCK SONG is playing.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          TERRY
           This song sucks.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Rew picked it. He's an odd one.
                         
                          TERRY
           Hey Vig, which kid is yours anyway?
                         
                          VIGMAN
           None of them. He quit.
                         
                          TERRY
           Really? You're son quit?
                         
                          VIGMAN
           My step son and yes. Don't get me
           started, I thought becoming a coach
           might be a nice way for us to bond.
           He said it wasn't fierce and he
           quit.
                         
                          TERRY
           Harsh. So why you still doing it?
                         
                          MIKE
           Vig is leading by example. Winners
           never quit.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           That's right, even if it sucks.
           This team is just depressing
           sometimes.
                         
          Terry sits next to Mike.
                         
                          VIGMAN (CONT'D)
           That's where I sit, Ter.
                         
                          TERRY
           Sorry buddy. I got to be near,
           Mike. It's good luck.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Say's who?
                         
                          MIKE
           Guys. I don't think we should fight
           about our seats in front of the
           kids.
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          INT. NEW PROVIDENCE HIGHSCHOOL, MAIN GYM - LATER.
                         
          The Pioneers are getting beat. Carlos is wrestling and
          putting up a good fight but time is running out and he's down
          by three points. He tries a desperate takedown but it
          backfires and the other wrestler picks up another two points.
          The buzzer sounds. Match over.
                         
          The team gets up to greet Carlos. Kyle strips off his sweats
          and buckles up his head gear. He walks up to Mike for a pep
          talk.
                         
                          MIKE
           OK. You ready?
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah.
                         
                          MIKE
           This kid is good. So just...you
           know...be ready out there.
                         
          Terry gives Vigman a look. "Be ready?"
                         
                          KYLE
           Can you give me a slap?
                         
                          MIKE
           What?
                         
                          KYLE
           Give me a slap. Across the face.
           Like your waking me up.
                         
                          MIKE
           Uh, OK.
                         
          Mike cuffs Kyle on the side of the head gear.
                         
                          KYLE
           Can you do it harder?
                         
          Mike slaps him hard. And Kyle sprints to the mat and takes
          his stance.
                         
          The Ref blows the whistle and the wrestlers circle each
          other. The OTHER WRESTLER is clearly on the offensive.
                         
                          TERRY
           Come on, Kyle. Take this punk out.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           (Under his breath)
           Ter! Cut the shit! You're a coach.
           You're not sitting in the stands.
                         
                          TERRY
           Sorry. I'm just excited. You know
           me.
                         
          The Other Wrestler shoots a single and takes Kyle down. Two
          points.
                         
                          TERRY (CONT'D)
           What's he doing?
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Losing.
                         
                          MIKE
           It's his first match. Give him a
           break.
                         
          The Other Wrestler is relentless. Kyle keeps trying to get up
          and the kid keeps breaking him down. Kyle stands up and Other
          Wrestler slams him to the mat. Kyle is getting beat up.
                         
          The two Wrestlers go out of bounds and the Ref stops the
          action. Kyle gets up and Mike checks in with him.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           Hey! You OK?
                         
                          KYLE
                          (SLIGHT SMILE)
           Yeah.
                         
          Kyle gets into the bottom position.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Did he smile?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. I think he did.
                         
                          TERRY
           Good. That's good, right?
                         
          The Ref blows the whistle and Kyle explodes to his feet,
          kicking a leg back between the Other Wrestler's legs. He
          lower's his body, reaches behind him and whips the Other
          Wrestler to the mat.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          He drops down and puts him a double arm bar and runs the
          Other Wrestler right up over his own shoulders. The Ref drops
          to the mat and calls the pin. Match over. The Team jumps up
          and cheers.
                         
                          TERRY (CONT'D)
                          (TO VIGMAN)
           See. I'm good luck.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           That's got nothing to do with luck.
                         
          Kyle shakes the other wrestler's hands and the Ref raises his
          hand in victory. Kyle crosses to the opposing coaches and
          shakes their hands. Then he runs to back to his bench. Mike
          greets him with a handshake.
                         
                          MIKE
           How'd that feel? Pretty good?
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah, pretty good.
                         
          Mike smiles and Kyle sits down. The next wrestler, Jimmy
          steps up to Mike.
                         
                          MIKE
           You ready?
                         
                          JIMMY
           Yeah. Can you slap me too, Coach?
                         
          Mike laughs. And then he slaps him.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE, DEN - NIGHT.
                         
          Mike, Kyle and Abby are watching TV. Jackie walks in putting
          on her coat.
                         
                          JACKIE
           I'm going to the market. I'll be
           back in a bit.
                         
                          KYLE
           Can I go with you?
                         
                          JACKIE
           Uh...yeah OK.
                         
          Kyle gets up to get his coat. Jackie looks at Mike who just
          shrugs.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          ABBY
           I want to go with Kyle.
                         
                          MIKE
           No, honey. It's almost bed time.
                         
                         
          INT. GROCERY STORE - LATER.
                         
          Jackie is shopping. Kyle catches up to her. He is carrying
          two BOXES OF CEREAL. He doesn't put them in the basket.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Coco Puffs. Is that your brand?
                         
                          KYLE
           It's for Leo.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Nice. Drop it in, it's on me. Go
           ahead.
                          (KYLE DOES)
           How's he doing?
                         
                          KYLE
           He's doing OK. He can say some
           pretty funny things. Yesterday he
           told me I was fired.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Fired? For what?
                         
                          KYLE
           I don't know. He just fired me.
                         
                          JACKIE
           I think I have to meet this Leo.
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah. He's a pretty funny dude.
                         
                          JACKIE
           You have any home work?
                         
                          KYLE
           A little but I already did it.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Impressive. You ever think about
           going to college?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah but just to wrestle. My old
           coach thought I could get a
           scholarship.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Yeah, I hear you're pretty good. So
           why'd you quit?
                         
          Kyle just shrugs.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           You don't have to tell me. It's
           alright.
                         
          They keep walking. Jackie grabs a box of tacos from the
          shelf.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           Do you like tacos?
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Me, too. I make a mean taco.
                         
                         
          INT. NEW PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL, THE PIT - LATER.
                         
          The team is jogging in circles around the mat. Mike, Vigman,
          and Terry, stand in the middle of the circle talking.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Let's go! Circle up!
                         
                          MIKE
           Alright. I want to spend this week
           working on bottom position. Did you
           all see Kyle the other day? He
           exploded up. Kyle, show the guys
           what you did.
                         
          Kyle is caught off guard. He hesitates
                         
                          KYLE
           It's kind of my own thing.
                         
                          MIKE
           So can you share it with us?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          KYLE
           Well, it's not a move or anything,
           I just tell myself that the guy on
           top is going to take my head and
           shove it under water and kill me.
           And if I don't want to die on the
           bottom, I just gotta do what ever
           the fuck it takes to get out.
                         
          This kid is intense. His words really land with Mike.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           OK. So the move is called "whatever
           the fuck it takes." Let's go. Let's
           work on it. Come on. "Whatever the
           fuck it takes."
                         
          Vigman claps and the wrestlers start to move.
                         
                         
          INT. OAK KNOLL SENIOR LIVING, COMMUNAL ROOM - DAY.
                         
          Kyle sitting in the communal room at a table with Leo. Kyle
          is doing homework. Leo is staring out the window. Court TV is
          playing in the background.
                         
                          LEO
           You're mother didn't want to come?
                         
                          KYLE
           No.
                         
                          LEO
           She's a tough kid that one. She
           tell you bad things about me?
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah. But I never believe her
           anyway.
                         
                          LEO
           You should, she's your mother.
           Respect that.
           (Pointng to the TV)
           Can you turn that down? I hate that
           judge. I wouldn't be in this place
           if it wasn't for her.
                         
                          KYLE
           But this place is pretty nice.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          LEO
           It's not my damn house! I paid for
           that house. Damn Judge. Turn it
           off!
                         
                          KYLE
           You want to take a walk outside,
           Leo?
                         
                          LEO
           Yeah. Let's go to my park.
                         
                          KYLE
           Your park, huh?
                         
                          LEO
           Yeah. My park.
                         
                         
          EXT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE - NIGHT.
                         
          Mike and Kyle get out of the car and unload a couple of small
          mats from the backseat.
                         
                          MIKE
           You bring the tape?
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah. It's in my bag.
                         
          Mike grabs his briefcase from the trunk.
                         
                          KYLE (CONT'D)
           Hey, Mike, can I ask you something?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. Of course. What?
                         
                          KYLE
           Leo told me that some Judge made
           him move into that place. Is that
           true or is he just making that up?
                         
          Mike wasn't expecting this.
                         
                          MIKE
           No. That's true, pal.
                         
                          KYLE
           Why?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           Well because they can take good
           care of him there, Kyle.
                         
          Mike's phone rings.
                         
                          KYLE
           But he wants to live at home.
                         
                          MIKE
           I know, pal. Hang on a minute.
           (Into cell phone)
           Hello? Yes. This is him.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           Oh. Can you hang for a moment?
                          (TO KYLE)
           Hey, I have to take this. I'll be
           right in, OK? We can talk in a
           minute.
                         
          Kyle walks inside. Mike watches him go, already regretting
          the lie. He exhales...
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
                          (INTO PHONE)
           Hi. Sorry to keep you waiting.
           Yeah. How are you doing?
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE, KITCHEN - LATER.
                         
          Jackie it the sink. Stella is eating. Mike is sitting at
          the table with a beer.
                         
                          JACKIE
           What? She doesn't even know us!
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, well I think she heard that
           I'm a lawyer and I have a family
           and that was good enough.
                         
                          JACKIE
           For how long?
                         
                          MIKE
           Another month, I guess, until she
           gets out of rehab. She said that
           Craig guy took off. She sounded
           pretty shaky.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          JACKIE
           I can't believe this lady.
                         
          Jackie joins Mike at the table.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. I know. Where is he anyway?
                         
                          JACKIE
           In the basement with Abby.
                          (BEAT)
           This is crazy.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yes, it is. So what do we do?
                         
                          JACKIE
           We let him stay. I don't know, do
           we even have a choice?
                         
                          MIKE
           I guess we don't.
                         
                         
          EXT. NEW JERSEY COUNTRY SIDE - DAY
                         
          A school bus drives through the New Jersey Farm country.
                         
                         
          INT. SCHOOL BUS - DAY
                         
          Kyle is siting on the bus listening to his Ipod. Stemler is
          sitting next to him.
                         
                          STEMLER
           You nervous?
                         
                          KYLE
           No.
                         
                          STEMLER
           I am.
                         
                          KYLE
           You're not wrestling.
                         
                          STEMLER
           I know. I'm just nervous a lot.
                         
                          KYLE
           You ever think about wrestling in a
           match?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          STEMLER
           Yeah. I'm just waiting for the
           green light from Coach. But I'm
           glad I'm not wrestling today. These
           guys are ranked fourth in the
           state. And you're wrestling Kenny
           Randall. He's undefeated. He is
           tough! Really tough.
                         
                          KYLE
           Thanks for letting me know.
                         
          Vigman stands up at the front of the bus.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Hey! Cut the chatter! You should
           all be playing the "what if" game.
           What if he shoots a single leg?
           What if he controls my wrists?
                         
                          STEMLER
           What if we all get pinned like last
           year?
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Shut up, Stemler! Or I'll throw you
           off the bus myself!
                         
          Vigman sits back down next to Terry.
                         
                          TERRY
           Did they really pin all of you?
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Just about. It's gonna be a fucking
           bloodbath.
                         
                         
          INT. MILBURN HIGH SCHOOL - LATER
                         
          Multiple Pins. It's a bloodbath. Jackie, Abby and Stella are
          in the stands and they look depressed. Kyle's next up.
                         
                          MIKE
           OK. This is Kenny Randall. He's
           very good.
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah, I heard.
                         
                          MIKE
           But you have an advantage here, he
           has no idea who you are, right?
                          (MORE)
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                         CONTINUED:
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           So he's gonna be overconfident. You
           take advantage of that and when you
           get your shot, put him away.
                         
          Kyle nods and Mike slaps him across the face and Kyle sprints
          to his place on the mat and gets ready. Mike turns to the
          team.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           See how he runs out there? I want
           that kind of intensity from all of
           you.
                         
                          ABBY
           Why did Daddy hit Kyle?
                         
                          JACKIE
           I don't know, honey.
                         
          The Ref blows the whistle and the match starts. As Mike
          predicted KENNY RANDALL tries to end the match quickly with a
          throw but Kyle is too strong and too good. Kyle counters and
          throws Kenny to his back. Before anyone can blink, Kyle pins
          him. Mike, Terry, and Vigman explode off their chairs.
           MIKE (CONT'D) TERRY
          Yeah! Holy shit!
                         
                          VIGMAN
           He just pinned Kenny Randall. Are
           you kidding me?!
                         
          Kenny Randall looks shocked. He throws off his head gear and
          gets up. The MILBURN COACHES look equally shocked. The Ref
          raises Kyle's hands. Kyle runs over to shake the Milburn
          Coaches hand and then he runs back to his bench and is
          greeted by Mike.
                         
                          KYLE
           He know's who I am now.
                         
          Mike smiles as the team greets him.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE, DEN - LATER.
                         
          Jackie and Stella are sitting on the ground. Kyle walks in.
                         
                          KYLE
           Hi, can I watch TV in here?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          JACKIE
           Yeah but I want to show you
           something. Stella, who's that?
                         
                          STELLA
           Ky.
                         
          Kyle laughs.
                         
                          JACKIE
           She started saying it at the match
           today.
                         
                          KYLE
           That's cool.
                         
                          JACKIE
           OK. So I have to ask, those tatoo's
           must have hurt, right?
                         
                          KYLE
           Not really.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Don't lie to me. Look.
                         
          Jackie lifts her pant leg. She has a small tatoo on her
          ankle.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           I got it on Spring Break. Hurt like
           hell.
                         
                          KYLE
           What's it say?
                         
                          JACKIE
           JBJ. Jon Bon Jovi. I'm a fan. You
           got a problem with that?
                         
                          KYLE
           No I do not.
                         
                          JACKIE
           That was fun today. You're good.
           I'm glad you started wrestling
           again.
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah. Me too.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          JACKIE
           No quitting this time, you got
           that?
                         
                          KYLE
           Can I tell you something?
                         
                          JACKIE
           Of course.
                         
                          KYLE
           I didn't quit my old team. I got
           thrown off.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Why?
                         
                          KYLE
           I stole a car.
                         
                          JACKIE
           What? You're don't even drive.
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah. That was part of the problem.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Who's car did you steal?
                         
                          KYLE
           A teacher's.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Oh my God.
                         
                          KYLE
           It was really stupid.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Yeah. It was stupid. You could have
           killed yourself.
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah. Everything just got messed up
           after that.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Yeah, well we all do stupid things.
           But the best part is that you got a
           another chance and now you're
           kicking butt.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          KYLE
           I guess.
                         
                          JACKIE
           It's true. And you know who would
           agree with me?
                         
                          KYLE
           Mike?
                         
          Jackie lifts her leg.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Nope. JBJ.
                         
          Jackie lifts her leg exposing her tatoo. Kyle smiles.
                         
                         
          INT. NEW PROVIDENCE HIGHSCHOOL, MAIN GYM - DAY.
                         
          The Pioneers race out onto the mat to do warm-ups before a
          home match. They are fired up. There are more fans in the
          stands. Terry and Vig bob their head to the music.
                         
          Kyle looks up at Jackie, Shelly and kids who are also rocking
          out in the stands.
                         
                         
          EXT. PARK - DAY.
                         
          Kyle and Jackie walk through a park with Leo.
                         
                         
          INT. NEW PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL, HALLWAY - DAY.
                         
          The wrestling team sprints through the empty hallways.
                         
                         
          INT. STEMLER'S HOUSE - DAY.
                         
          Kyle and Stemler are battling it out on the Wii. Stemler is
          wearing a helmet.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE'S AND JACKIE'S HOUSE, KITCHEN - MORNING.
                         
          Mike pours himself some coffee. Jackie is feeding the kids.
                         
          The basement door opens and Kyle walks out followed by
          Feeney, Jimmy, Carlos, and Stemler. They are all sweating
          profusely. Mike is about to sip his coffee when Terry walks
          out. He nods and follows the gang.
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          EXT. MIKE'S AND JACKIE'S HOUSE - DAY.
                         
          Terry and Kyle stand side by side holding onto two ropes.
          Mike is cutting down the dead tree with a chain saw. Jackie
          Abby watch from the front porch. Mike finishes cutting and
          Terry and Kyle pull the tree over. Success. Mike lifts his
          arms in triumph.
                         
                         
          INT. NEW PROVIDENCE HIGHSCHOOL, COACHES OFFICE - DAY.
                         
          Mike, Vigman and Terry are preparing for the match.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           They don't have anyone at
           heavyweight.
                         
                          MIKE
           Really? Korsic will be happy. Tell
           him now so he doesn't puke.
                         
                          TERRY
           Why does he puke? He's a
           heavyweight. He doesn't have to
           lose weight.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Nerves.
                         
                          TERRY
           Sweet Lord. This is a team for the
           ages.
                         
          Kyle knocks on the door. Stemler is with him.
                         
                          MIKE
           What's up, guys?
                         
                          KYLE
           Stemler wants to wrestle today.
                         
                          MIKE
           You do?
                         
                          STEMLER
           Yeah, Coach. I'm pretty sure I'm
           ready. Right?
                         
                          KYLE
           Right.
                         
                          MIKE
           Where you gonna wrestle?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          KYLE
           He could wrestle 119. I could bump
           up and get a pin at 125 and Jimmy
           goes 130. Then we're only giving up
           one weight class and we got a shot.
                         
          Vig and Terry look at Mike.
                         
                          MIKE
           Huh. Vig?
                         
                          VIG
           Yeah. He's right. It's possible.
                         
                          TERRY
           Have you ever wrestled in a match
           before Stemler?
                         
                          STEMLER
           No, I have not.
                         
                          KYLE
           You're just waiting for the green
           light, right?
                         
                          STEMLER
           Right. I think now is my time. I
           can feel the force.
                         
          The three coaches all look at each other.
                         
                         
          INT. NEW PROVIDENCE HIGHSCHOOL, LOCKER ROOM - LATER.
                         
          Terry holds up a CUP OF STICKS with weight classes written on
          them. The BERKLEY HEIGHTS COACH selects a stick and reads the
          weight.
                         
                          BH COACH
           One twenty-five.
                         
          Vigman reads off the roster.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           We start at 125 pounds. Depasquale
           and Timmons. We'll finish at 119
           pounds. Tomlinson and Stemler.
                         
           STEMLER (O.S.)
           I'm ready Coach.
                         
          The Coaches all turn to see Stemler already wearing his
          singlet and headgear.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          STEMLER (CONT'D)
           Show time.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Thanks for the update Stemler.
                         
                          TERRY
           We're dead.
                         
                          MIKE
           No. It's gonna be fine.
                         
                         
          INT. NEW PROVIDENCE HIGHSCHOOL, MAIN GYM - LATER.
                         
          The SCORE BOARD reads 33- 31. The 112 pound weight class is
          wrestling.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hook the arm! Carlos, hook the arm!
                         
          Carlos does and holds on for the win. The team cheers. Mike
          turns to Vigman and Terry.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           How we doing?
                         
                          VIGMAN
           With that win, we're up by five. If
           Stemler doesn't get pinned, we win.
                         
                          TERRY
           That's a huge fucking "if".
                         
           STEMLER (O.S.)
           I can hear you, Coach.
                         
          They all turn. Stemler is standing right there. He looks
          petrified.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Good job, Ter.
                         
                          TERRY
           Sorry, Stemler. You're a champ.
                         
                          MIKE
           Come here, Stemler.
                         
          Mike takes Stemler by the shoulders.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           You've been practicing for a long
           time. You're ready for this. You
           hear me?
                         
          Stemler nods.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           If you get in trouble out there,
           you just listen to me. I'm right
           here, OK?
                         
          Stemler nods again. Too scared to respond.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           OK. You are not going to get
           pinned! You hear me! No way!
                         
                          STEMLER
                          (BARELY AUDIBLE)
           No way. No way.
                         
                          MIKE
           Good. Now I'm going to slap you.
           Ready?
                         
                          STEMLER
           Yeah but not so hard.
                         
          Mike gives him an odd half-slap and Stemler runs out to the
          mat and takes his place at the line. The team cheers.
                         
          But then the other WRESTLER runs out. He is wearing a BLACK
          PROTECTIVE FACE MASK. Stemler spins away from the line and
          looks pleading at Mike.
                         
                          STEMLER (CONT'D)
           Holy shit! It's Darth Vader! Are
           you kidding me? No way!
                         
          He does look like Darth Vader. But in a singlet.
                         
           MIKE/TERRY/VIGMAN
           Don't worry. It's just a mask. You
           are ready! Get on that line. Now!
                         
                          KYLE
           Hey, Stemler. Come here.
                         
          Stemler walks over.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          KYLE (CONT'D)
           If he's Darth Vader then you're the
           Secret Apprentice. You got this.
                         
          Stemler buys it.
                         
                          STEMLER
           Yeah. You're right.
                         
          Stemler returns to the line slightly more confident. The Ref
          blows the whistle and the match starts. Stemler is
          immediately taken down. Terry looks at his feet.
                         
                          TERRY
           I can't watch.
                         
                         LATER -
                         
          It's late in third period. Stemler is losing 13-0. Stemler
          is flat on his belly and he's getting mauled. The Ref calls
          him for stalling. One point. 14-0. Thirty seconds to go.
                         
                          MIKE
           Keep moving, Stemler. Keep working!
                         
                          VIGMAN
           (Reading score card)
           Oh shit. Oh shit!
                         
                          TERRY
           What?
                         
                          VIGMAN
           He's one point away from a tech
           fall and we'd lose on criteria.
                         
                          MIKE
           Shit. Really?
                         
                          TERRY
           What the hell does that mean?
                         
                          VIGMAN
           If he falls behind by fifteen
           points it's a technical fall. They
           get five team points. If that
           happens the score would be tied but
           we'd lose the match on criteria.
                         
                          TERRY
           Seriously?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           Fuck this!
                         
          Mike drops to the mat.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           Stemler! Stemler!!
                         
          Stemler looks over. His eyes are wild.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           You need to get up! He's trying to
           drown you! He wants you dead. But
           you are not going to die on the
           bottom! Do you hear me? Do you?!
                         
          Stemler manages a nod, albeit a terrified one.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           Good! Now just do the move we
           worked on in practice.
                         
          Off Stemler's confused look.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           "Whatever the fuck it takes!"
                         
          Stemler almost manages a smile and then he hits "the move".
          It's not pretty but somehow he manages to get up and out. The
          team goes nuts. One point for Stemler. 15-1.
                         
          The Other kid frantically tries to take him down but Stemler
          holds him off dancing wildly around the mat. The buzzer
          sounds. The team goes nuts.
                         
          The Ref raises the other wrestler's hand in victory but it's
          Stemler who celebrates as if he just won the states. He runs
          off the mat and into the arms of his teammates.
                         
                         
          INT. NEW PROVIDENCE HIGHSCHOOL, HALLWAY - LATER.
                         
          Mike and Kyle walk through the empty hallway.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hey, I'm proud of what you did
           today. That win meant a lot to the
           guys.
                         
                          KYLE
           Cool. It was good coaching with
           Stemler.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          Mike laughs. Then he just looks at Kyle.
                         
                          MIKE
           Let me ask you something. What's it
           like? Being as good as you are?
           What's it feel like?
                         
                          KYLE
           I don't know. I guess it just feels
           like I'm in control. Of everything.
           You know what I mean?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, I do. Must be nice.
                         
                          KYLE
           It is.
                         
                         
          INT. UNION HIGHSCHOOL - DAY
                         
          The DISTRICT TOURNAMENT. Kyle is ahead in points going into
          the second period. He chooses the top position. The Ref blows
          the whistle and the OTHER WRESTLER sits out and Kyle simply
          sucks him onto his back. It almost looks too easy.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           That's it.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah.
                         
                          TERRY
           District champ, baby.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Pure fucking poetry.
                         
          The Ref slaps the mat and it's over.
                         
                         
          INT. OAK KNOLL SENIOR LIVING - DAY.
                         
          Kyle walks into Leo's room.
                         
                          KYLE
           Hey, Leo. Guess who won the
           Districts?
                         
                          LEO
           Who?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          KYLE
           Me. And Mike said he got a call
           from a college scout about me.
                         
                          LEO
           Oh.
                         
           VOICE (O.S.)
           Hi baby.
                         
          A THIRTY-EIGHT YEAR OLD WOMAN standing in the door way. This
          is CINDY TIMMONS. Kyle's mother.
                         
                          KYLE
           What are you doing here?
                         
                          CINDY
           I came to get you, honey. And to
           see Grandpa. I missed you so much.
           Can I have a hug, baby?
                         
          Kyle looks at Leo who just shrugs. Finally, he walks toward
          her but then veers away and runs from the room.
                         
                          LEO
           Where's he going?
                         
                          CINDY
           Oh, he's just had to go somewhere,
           Dad. Do you want some juice?
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE, LIVING ROOM - NIGHT.
                         
          Mike is watching Stella who is playing on the ground. Jackie
          comes up from the basement.
                         
                          MIKE
           How is he?
                         
                          JACKIE
           He's upset. I don't blame him. It's
           weird that she just shows up like
           that.
           (Checking her watch)
           And of course she's late, the
           druggie.
                         
                          MIKE
           Honey. Can you stop, please?
                         
                          JACKIE
           You're gonna talk to her, right?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. I am. If you don't punch her
           first.
                         
          Car lights in the window. Mike looks out the window.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           It's a cab. It's her.
                         
                          JACKIE
           It's not my fault if I punch her.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, it is. That will be your
           fault.
                         
          Jackie picks up Stella. The door bell rings. Mike answers it.
          Cindy is standing there. She looks nervous.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           Hi. I'm Mike Flaherty. Come in,
           please.
                         
                          CINDY
           Hi.
                         
                          MIKE
           And this is my wife, Jackie and my
           daughter, Stella.
                         
                          CINDY
           Hi.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Hi, Cindy. Nice to meet you.
                         
                          CINDY
           She's very cute.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Thanks. Abby, our six year old, is
           downstairs with Kyle.
                         
                          CINDY
           Oh. OK.
                         
          Awkward pause.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Do you want to sit down?
                         
                          CINDY
           Thanks. This is a very nice house.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          JACKIE
           Thank you very much.
                         
                          MIKE
           Can I get you a drink or something?
                         
          Jackie shoots Mike a look. A drink?
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           Water or soda or anything?
                         
                          CINDY
           No. No thanks. I'm fine.
                         
                          MIKE
           Right. OK. So I'll go get Kyle.
                         
          Mike starts to go but Cindy doesn't quite seem ready.
                         
                          CINDY
           How's he doing?
                         
                          MIKE
           Oh, he's doing really well. He's
           going to the high school here and
           he's wrestling on the team
           actually.
                         
                          CINDY
           Really? That's good. He loves
           wrestling so much.
                         
                          JACKIE
           He's a really sweet kid. Our girls
           love him.
                         
                          CINDY
           That's nice.
                         
          Cindy starts to tremble.
                         
                          CINDY (CONT'D)
           I am so sorry about this...it's
           just been such a difficult time...
                         
          Jackie and Mike share a look. Then Jackie caves and slides
          over next to her.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Oh hey...these things happen,
           Cindy. And we've loved having him.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          Mike rolls his eyes. So much for beating the crap out of her.
          Abby walks upstairs.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hi, honey. This is Abby.
                         
                          CINDY
           Hi Abby.
                         
                          ABBY
           Hi.
                         
                          MIKE
           Abby, can you go get Kyle for us?
                         
                          ABBY
           He left.
                         
                          MIKE
           He left? What do you mean?
                         
                          ABBY
           He left out the window.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE'S CAR - NIGHT.
                         
          Mike and Cindy are driving.
                         
                          MIKE
           I'm really sorry about this.
                         
                          CINDY
           That's okay. Thanks.
                         
                          MIKE
           You know Kyle's doing really well
           with wrestling here, Cindy. The
           regions are this weekend and if he
           wins there then he goes to the
           states.
                         
                          CINDY
           That's great.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. It is and it could be really
           good for him. It might even mean a
           scholarship. Anyway, I was
           wondering if you could stay here
           for another three weeks until
           that's all over.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          Cindy thinks about it.
                         
                          CINDY
           I'd like to but don't think I can
           afford to stay in the hotel for
           that long. Do you think we could
           stay in my dad's house?
                         
          This is not what Mike wanted but he's stuck.
                         
                          MIKE
           Uhh...yeah. We could probably make
           that work.
                         
                          CINDY
           Then, yeah, I could stay.
                         
                          MIKE
           OK. Good. That's great.
                         
          Mike's phone rings.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           Hey.
                         
           TERRY (O.S.)
           Hey. Kyle's here.
                         
                          MIKE
           Really?
                          (TO CINDY)
           We found him.
                         
                         
          INT. TERRY'S CONDO - SAME.
                         
          Terry looks into the other room. Kyle is playing on the Wii.
                         
                          TERRY
           Yeah. We're playing Wii Golf. I'm
           destroying him. Dude, this kid
           really hates his mother.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE'S CAR - SAME.
                         
          Mike is driving.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, OK.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
           TERRY (O.S.)
           I mean like more then I hate my ex
           wife.
                         
                          MIKE
           Great, Ter. Thanks. Bye.
           (Mike hangs up)
           He went to my friend's house. We
           can go get him.
                         
                          CINDY
           Maybe I'll just go back to the
           hotel. It might just be too much
           for him tonight. I can see him
           tomorrow.
                         
                          MIKE
           You sure?
                         
                          CINDY
           Yeah. I think maybe that's better.
           I know how Kyle can be.
                         
                          MIKE
           OK. I'll drop you off.
                         
          Mike keeps driving.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE'S NEIGHBORHOOD - EARLY MORNING.
                         
          Mike and Kyle are jogging. Kyle's mood is dark.
                         
                          KYLE
           So when wrestling's over I have to
           go?
                         
                          MIKE
           I'm afraid so, pal. She's staying
           so you can finish the season.
           That's pretty nice of her.
                         
          They arrive back at Mike's house. Mike is really winded.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           I told her you'd go see her today,
           Kyle.
                         
                          KYLE
           Where?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           Where ever you want. She could come
           here or we could go see her at
           Leo's house. She moving in this
           morning.
                         
          Kyle thinks.
                         
                          KYLE
           I'll go see her at Leo's before
           practice. But I want to go alone.
                         
                          MIKE
                          (HESITANT)
           Yeah, that's OK but Kyle but you
           have to promise me...
                         
                          KYLE
           Don't worry, Mike. I'll go.
                         
          Mike turns and spots his OLD NEIGHBOR watching him.
                         
                          OLD NEIGHBOR
           Hi Mike.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hi Betty. How's the foot?
                         
                          BETTY
           Better.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE'S OFFICE, BATHROOM - DAY.
                         
          Mike is attempting to plunge the toilet. Shelly approaches
          him.
                         
                          SHELLY
           Mike? Cindy's here.
                         
                          MIKE
           Really? Did she say why?
                         
                          SHELLY
           No. But she's here with an
           attorney.
                         
          Mike gets up and opens the door to his office. Eleanor and
          Cindy stand to greet him.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hi Cindy. Hi, I'm Mike Flaherty.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          Cindy nods.
                         
                          ELEANOR
           Hi, I'm Eleanor Cohen.
                         
                          MIKE
           Please come in.
                         
          He leads them into his office.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           I wasn't aware that Cindy was
           represented by council.
                         
                          ELEANOR
           She retained me last week to help
           sort out her father's situation.
                         
                          MIKE
           Last week? I thought she just
           arrived two days ago.
                          (MIKE SITS)
           How long have you been here?
                         
                          ELEANOR
           She wanted a little time to settle
           in and spend some time with her
           father.
                         
                          MIKE
           So how can I help?
                         
                          ELEANOR
           Cindy has decided that she wants a
           more active role in her father's
           care.
                         
                          MIKE
           What kind of a role is that?
                         
                          CINDY
           I want to take care of him.
                         
                          MIKE
           Really? So you want to move here?
                         
                          ELEANOR
           No. Cindy would like to bring her
           father back to Columbus.
                         
                          CINDY
           That's where my support network is
           now. It's home.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           Well I'm not sure that's what Leo
           wants.
                         
                          CINDY
           I already talked to him about it.
           He seem to like the idea.
                         
                          MIKE
           I understand that, Cindy. But you
           haven't seen Leo in a long time and
           he's battling dementia now so it
           puts me in a tough position here.
                         
                          ELEANOR
           She is the presumed Guardian, Mr
           Flaherty.
                         
                          MIKE
           I understand that.
                         
                          ELEANOR
           And we do hope to avoid litigation.
                         
                          MIKE
           So do I and I'm sure we can. Now,
           I'm sorry, but I actually have to
           go see a client so we'll have to
           set up another time to discuss
           this.
                         
                          CINDY
           Kyle's still coming to see me
           today, right?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. Of course. After school.
                         
                          ELEANOR
           I'll have my office call. Come on
           Cindy.
                         
                          CINDY
           Thanks Mike.
                         
          Mike nods and Eleanor and Cindy leave. Mike watches them go.
          CLANK. CLANK. CLANK.
                         
                         
          EXT. QUICK CHECK - LATER.
                         
          Mike walks out of the Convenience Store, around the corner
          and behind the store. He lights a cigarette.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
           TERRY (V.O.)
           I don't get it. Is it that bad?
                         
                         
          EXT. NEW PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL - LATER.
                         
          Mike and Terry are standing outside talking.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, it's that bad.
                         
                          TERRY
           Just take her to court, you'll kill
           her.
                         
                          MIKE
           I can't.
                         
                          TERRY
           Why not? She's a freaking mess.
           You're a pillar of the community,
           Mike.
                         
                          MIKE
           I just can't go back in front of
           Judge Lee, it won't look good,
           trust me.
                         
                          TERRY
           So maybe you'll get a different
           judge.
                         
                          MIKE
           She's the only Judge who handles
           these cases and if I look bad in
           front of her right now, I'm
           screwed. I'll have to close my
           fricking doors.
                         
                          TERRY
           Then dump it. Give her Poplar. It
           sucks but you've got your practice
           to worry about, right?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, I do.
                         
                          TERRY
           Incoming, dude.
                         
          Mike turns. Kyle approaches.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           Hey, pal.
                         
                          KYLE
           Do you know she wants to take Leo
           back to Ohio?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. She just told me today.
                         
                          KYLE
           You're not gonna let her do that
           are you?
                         
                          MIKE
           I don't know Kyle. It's
           complicated.
                         
                          KYLE
           What's complicated about it? She
           doesn't give a shit about Leo. They
           hate each other. You can't let her
           take him.
                         
                          MIKE
           OK. OK. Look, just go get ready for
           practice and I'll deal with it.
                         
                          KYLE
           Fine but I told her I'm staying
           with you guys until we leave.
                         
          Kyle leaves. Terry just looks at Mike.
                         
                          TERRY
           Wow. What's your play?
                         
                          MIKE
           I have no idea. I have no freaking
           idea!
                         
                          TERRY
           She's looking for a payout, dude.
           Just buy her stake and give her an
           exit.
                         
                          MIKE
           What the hell does that mean?
                         
                          TERRY
           Just give her some of Leo's money
           and send her home. He's not gonna
           miss it. He's in happy land.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           No, I can't do that. She's not even
           in his...
                         
          Mike stops. A flash of inspiration.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           That's right. She's not and she
           doesn't and that's my play.
                         
                          TERRY
           What's your play?
                         
          Mike takes out his phone and dials.
                         
                          MIKE
           Don't worry about it. I just need
           to make a call. Can you get
           practice started?
                         
                          TERRY
           Really? You want me to slap your
           face? Get you psyched up for the
           call?
                         
                          MIKE
           No. I really don't.
                         
                         
          EXT. BUSINESS CENTER - DAY.
                         
          Mike walks into the brick and glass tower.
                         
           MIKE (O.S.)
           Look, we're all concerned with
           what's best for Leo so I'm hoping
           we can settle this in an amicable
           way.
                         
                         
          INT. ELEANOR COHEN'S OFFICE - SAME.
                         
          Mike is siting down with Eleanor and Cindy.
                         
                          ELEANOR
           So do we.
                         
                          MIKE
           Good, well, I thought I'd start by
           laying all the cards on the table,
           so maybe you can understand why I'm
           hesitating in turning Leo over to
           Cindy.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          ELEANOR
           OK.
                         
                          MIKE
           Cindy, your father disinherited you
           from his will. Completely. And I'm
           afraid that can't change now that
           he's been declared incapacitated.
                         
                          CINDY
                          (TO ELEANOR)
           Is that true?
                         
                          ELEANOR
           We'll have to see a copy of the
           will, Mike.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. I actually brought you a
           copy.
                         
          Mike reaches into his briefcase and puts the A COPY OF THE
          WILL on Eleanor's desk.
                         
                          CINDY
           Who did he leave it too? Did he
           leave it to Kyle?!
                         
                          MIKE
           No.
                         
                          CINDY
           Then who? You?
                         
                          MIKE
           No. He left everything to the
           municipal parks system. He wanted
           the town park dedicated in his
           name.
                         
                          CINDY
           That scumbag! He never cared about
           anyone but himself and his fucking
           money. Did you know about this?
                         
                          ELEANOR
           Cindy please!
                         
                          CINDY
           Please what?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          ELEANOR
           (Annoyed to Mike)
           I'd like to discuss this with my
           client, Mr. Flaherty.
                         
                          CINDY
           What's to discuss? I'm not taking
           care of him if I'm not getting
           anything for it.
                         
                          ELEANOR
           Cindy, please.
                          (TO MIKE)
           We're finished here.
                         
                          MIKE
           OK.
                         
          Mike gets up and walks out. A smile creeps across his face.
                         
                         
          INT. UNION HIGH SCHOOL, GYM - DAY.
                         
          Jackie, Gina and the kids settle into the bleachers. A LARGE
          BANNER reads NORTHEAST REGIONAL TOURNAMENT.
                         
                         
          INT. UNION HIGH SCHOOL, HALLWAY - DAY.
                         
          Mike and Terry walking down the hallway eating SNICKER BARS.
                         
                          TERRY
           Brass balls, buddy. Brass balls.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. And she's gone back to the
           motel.
                         
                          TERRY
           That's good.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yes, it is. Yeah, I think it
           worked.
                         
                          TERRY
           It totally worked. They opened
           their kimono and you made them eat
           the trade.
                         
                          MIKE
           I don't what know what your talking
           about half the time.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          TERRY
           Really?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. Really.
                         
                         
          INT. UNION HIGHSCHOOL, BACK GYM - LATER.
                         
          Kyle is warming up. Vigman is watching. Mike and Terry enter.
                         
                          MIKE
           It's time, Coach.
                          (TO KYLE)
           You ready?
                         
          Kyle just walks out of the warm-up room.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           He's ready.
                         
                          TERRY
           Yeah, he is.
                         
                         
          INT. UNION HIGHSCHOOL GYM - LATER.
                         
          The four men walk into the huge gym. It's packed. Kyle is
          completely focused.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Wow. This is big time. I bet there
           are scouts here.
                         
                          TERRY
           Definitely. And wait till we get to
           the states! Atlantic City here we
           come, baby.
                         
                          VIGMAN
           Atlantic City. Fierce.
                         
          Mike smiles but then his smile fades. Cindy Timmons is
          standing against the wall. She steps forward and Kyle sees
                         HER
                         
                          CINDY
           Good luck, baby.
                         
          Kyle keeps his head down and keeps walking. Mike looks
          shocked but also keeps walking.
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          INT. UNION HIGH SCHOOL, GYM - LATER.
                         
          Mike and Kyle are face to face.
                         
                          MIKE
           Listen to me. One more win and we
           are going to the states. That's
           what counts. That's all that
           matters. You hear me?
                         
          Kyle nods. Mike can tell that he's half listening.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           Hey! Kyle. Stay in this, OK. This
           is your place. You are in control,
           remember! You control it. Now go
           get him. Finish this!
                         
          Mike slaps him. And Kyle races to the mat.
                         
          The wrestlers slap hands and THE REF blows the whistle. Kyle
          immediately shoots in for a double leg. The Other Wrestler
          tries to sprawl but Kyle is in too deep. Kyle lifts him high
          and dumps him hard to the mat. The audience reacts and the
          Ref stops the action. The other wrestler bravely pops up but
          he is obviously stung.
                         
                          REF
           Warning. Red. One point.
                         
                          MIKE
           Kyle! Hey! Control! Control!
                         
          Kyle looks at Mike and nods but his eyes are wild. The Ref
          blows the whistle and Kyle and the Other Wrestler lock up.
          They dance a bit and finally the Other Wrestler tries to wrap
          Kyle up. Kyle back pedals and then literally throws the Other
          Wrestler off the mat. The Ref has seen enough. He quickly
          issues Kyle his second warning and disqualifies him from the
          match. It's over.
                         
          The Other Wrestler pops up and runs at Kyle. Kyle responds.
          The Coaches all intervene. It's a melee.
                         
                         
          INT. UNION HIGH SCHOOL, LOCKER ROOM - DAY.
                         
          Kyle is sitting on the bench, perfectly still. Mike walks in
          and sits down next to him.
                         
                          MIKE
           How you doing?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          Kyle stares at the floor.
                         
                          KYLE
           I'm sorry.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hey, it's alright.
                         
          Mike puts his arm on his shoulder and Kyle starts to cry.
          Mike squeezes him.
                         
                          KYLE
           I don't want to go with her. I
           don't.
                         
                          MIKE
           OK, pal. OK.
                         
                         
          EXT. UNION HIGH SCHOOL, PARKING LOT - LATER.
                         
          Mike, Terry and Kyle walk out of the school. The entire
          family is waiting for them. Jackie gives Kyle a big hug. Abby
          takes his hand. They all get into their car. Mike is just
          about to get in but then he sees Cindy standing by her car
          watching. He shuts his door and crosses to her.
                         
                          MIKE
           Why are you here?
                         
                          CINDY
           I wanted to see my son wrestle.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, well your son had a pretty
           good chance to do something special
           in there. Maybe even change his
           life and that's gone now. I hope
           you're happy.
                         
                          CINDY
           That's not my fault.
                         
                          MIKE
           It isn't? Why do you think he lost
           his shit in there, huh?! What do
           you want, lady?
                         
                          CINDY
           I want my father.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           It didn't sound like that the other
           day. It sounded like you hated the
           guy.
                         
                          CINDY
           You have no idea what my father
           used to be like. No idea! He wasn't
           like he is now! He treated me like
           shit and he was all I had!
                         
                          MIKE
           So now you want to return the
           favor? Is that it?!
                         
                          CINDY
           I want that commission! That should
           be mine!
                         
                          MIKE
           And that's why you're doing all
           this? For fifteen hundred dollars a
           month?
                         
                          CINDY
           Isn't that why you did it?
                         
          This stops Mike in his tracks.
                         
                          MIKE
           Alright, I'll tell you what. You
           want the commission? You can have
           it. And you don't even have to take
           Leo. I'll take care of him for free
           and I'll send you the check every
           month. On one condition.
                         
                          CINDY
           What's that?
                         
                          MIKE
           You leave Kyle here. With us. Until
           he finishes high school.
                         
                          CINDY
           I'm his mother. He belongs with me.
                         
                          MIKE
           Are you sure he feels that way?
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                          CINDY
           Don't tell me what my son feels!
           He's coming with me and there isn't
           anything you can do about that.
                         
                          MIKE
           Then you can't have that
           commission.
                         
                          CINDY
           We'll see about that.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, we will.
                         
          Mike turns and walks away.
                         
                          CINDY
           I want to see my son!
                         
                          MIKE
           Then call him! You have his number!
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE, BACK PORCH - DUSK.
                         
          Mike sits on the back porch nursing a beer. Terry stands in
          the yard facing away from him.
                         
                          TERRY
           We were right there, Mike. Right
           fucking there. And now we have
           nothing. Nothing!
                         
          Terry screams. It's a primal scream. Mike just looks at him.
                         
                          MIKE
           You OK?
                         
                          TERRY
           No.
                         
          Terry drinks. Mike watches him. Jackie pops out from the
          kitchen.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Mike, your mom's here and dinner's
           almost ready. Have you seen Kyle?
                         
                          MIKE
           He's not in the basement?
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          JACKIE
           No.
                         
                          TERRY
           I'll track him down.
                         
                          MIKE
           Thanks, Terry.
                         
                          TERRY
                          (TO JACKIE)
           What a day, huh?
                         
                          JACKIE
           Yeah, right.
                         
          Terry goes inside. Jackie sits next to Mike.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           You OK?
                         
          Mike shrugs.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           What are we gonna do, Mike?
                         
                          MIKE
           There's nothing to do. I can't stop
           her. She's gonna leave and she's
           gonna take Kyle and Leo with her.
                         
                          JACKIE
           And you don't think you'd beat her
           in court?
                         
                          MIKE
           No. I don't.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Why? It's so obvious she's just
           wants him for the money.
                         
          Mike turns to Jackie. He wants to tell her but just can't.
                         
                          MIKE
           I just can't win this one, Jackie.
           Trust me.
                         
          Jackie misinterprets Mike's guilt for pain. She backs off.
                         
                          JACKIE
           I do.
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          INT. CINDY'S MOTEL ROOM - LATER.
                         
          Cindy is smoking next to the open window. She is nervous. A
          knock on the door. She throws the cigarette out the window
          and closes it. She checks herself in the mirror and opens the
          door. Kyle is standing there.
                         
                          CINDY
           Kyle, honey, come in. I'm so glad
           you came.
                         
          She steps back and he enters.
                         
                          CINDY (CONT'D)
           Have a seat, honey. Do you want a
           soda or something?
                         
          He sits on one bed.
                         
                          KYLE
           No. What do you want?
                         
          She sits on the other facing him.
                         
                          CINDY
           I just wanted to say how sorry I
           was about the match and if I did
           anything to cause it then I will
           never forgive myself. I know how
           much wrestling means to you, baby.
                         
                          KYLE
           Is that why you called me. Just to
           tell me that?
                         
                          CINDY
           No. I also wanted to say that I'll
           do whatever you think is best for
           Leo. I promise.
                         
                          KYLE
           Then leave him here. Where he is.
                         
                          CINDY
           OK. I will. If that's what you
           want. But I have to be honest, I'm
           not sure that's what Leo wants.
                         
                          KYLE
           What do you mean?
                         
                          CINDY
           Here. Read this.
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          She hands him a piece of paper.
                         
                          KYLE
           What is it?
                         
                          CINDY
           It's the court transcript from when
           Leo was in court. My lawyer got it.
           Read the parts in yellow. See what
           it says.
                         
          Kyle reluctantly reads it.
                         
                          KYLE
           This isn't real. The Judge told Leo
           he had to live there.
                         
                          CINDY
           No, honey. This is official from
           the court. It's what Mike said.
                         
          Kyle reads it again.
                         
                          CINDY (CONT'D)
           He gets paid for being Leo's
           guardian, Kyle. And then he just
           put him in that place so he didn't
           have to worry about him.
                         
          Kyle stares at the page.
                         
                          CINDY (CONT'D)
           Leo belongs with us, Kyle.
                         
                          KYLE
           Why?
                         
          Cindy is caught of guard by the question.
                         
                          CINDY
           Why what?
                         
                          KYLE
           Why does he belong with us?
                         
          Cindy judges her son's look and speaks from the heart.
                         
                          CINDY
           Because we deserve that money,
           Kyle. Not some lawyer. You're a big
           boy. You can understand that.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          Kyle looks at the page on more time and then suddenly,
          without warning, pounces on his mother pinning her to the
          bed. She screams. He gets in her face.
                         
                          KYLE
           Shut up! Shut up!
                         
          She finally quiets. Terrified.
                         
                          KYLE (CONT'D)
           Listen to me! I don't care about
           this. It's all bullshit. Leave Leo
           alone. He belongs here. Do you hear
           me? Do you?
                         
          Cindy can only cry and nod. Kyle grabs the paper and runs out
          the door.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE'S HOUSE - LATER.
                         
          Mike paces around talking on the phone.
                         
                          MIKE
           OK. Thanks, Karen. I appreciate it.
           Bye.
                         
          Jackie walks into the room.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Anything?
                         
                          MIKE
           He's not at Stemler's.
                         
                          JACKIE
           This is crazy, where could he be?
                         
                          MIKE
           I don't know, he's upset, maybe he
           went for a walk.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Well we should take a drive, your
           mom can stay with the kids.
                         
          His phone rings. Jackie stops.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hello. Yes, this is him. What?
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          INT. OAK KNOLL SENIOR LIVING, RECEPTION - LATER.
                         
          A STAFF MEMBER is at the desk.
                         
                          STAFF MEMBER
           Sir, stay calm, we'll find him.
                         
                          MIKE
           Stay calm? You've lost my ward!
                         
                          JACKIE
           Mike! Calm down.
                         
                          MIKE TERRY
          Calm down?! We are gonna sue you guys,
           silly. He's a laywer!
                         
          The Staff Member picks up the phone.
                         
                          STAFF MEMBER
           Look, he's definitely not on the
           premises. A lot of the time they
           just try to go home. We're about to
           go there.
                         
          Mike and Jackie share a look and leave. Terry turns to some
          residents who are looking on.
                         
                          TERRY
           Hey folks, listen up! Watch out for
           each other.
                         
           MIKE (O.S.)
           Terry!
                         
                         
          EXT. LEO POPLAR'S HOUSE - LATER.
                         
          Mike's car pulls up. They all get out and run up to the
          house.
                         
                          TERRY
           There's a light on.
                         
                          JACKIE
           It's got to be him. Do have the
           key?
                         
                          MIKE
           No. I didn't bring it with me.
                         
          They arrive at the front door. Mike tries the knob. It's
          locked.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           Shit.
                         
          Mike goes to edge of the porch, climbs up onto the railing
          and looks into the side window. Leo is sitting in a chair
          watching TV.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           There he is!
                         
                          JACKIE
           What's he doing?
                         
                          MIKE
           Watching TV.
                         
                          TERRY
           What's he watching?
                         
                          JACKIE
           Who cares?
                         
                          MIKE
           Leo? Hey Leo?
                         
          Mike knocks on the window. Leo doesn't register it.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           He's not responding. Ring the bell.
                         
          Jackie does. Leo still doesn't respond.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           Nothing. Fuck.
                         
                          TERRY
           This is freaking spooky.
                         
          Mike climbs down back onto the porch.
                         
                          TERRY (CONT'D)
           Should we break in?
                         
                          MIKE
           I have a key back at the office. I
           could go get it.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Is he OK?
                         
                          MIKE
           He seems it. He's just sitting
           there.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          Suddenly the door opens. Leo is standing there.
                         
                          LEO
           Hi.
                         
           MIKE/TERRY/JACKIE
           Hi./Hey.
                         
                          LEO
           Come on in.
                         
          Leo walks away. They all follow him.
                         
                          TERRY
           OK. That is very creepy.
                         
                         
          INT. LEO POPLAR'S HOUSE - SAME.
                         
          They walk into the house following Leo into the living room.
          He sits back in his chair and start watching TV again.
                         
                          MIKE
           You OK, Leo?
                         
          Leo just watches TV.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           How did you get here, pal?
                         
          Mike stoops over and tries to connect with Leo.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
                          (GENTLY)
           Did you walk here, Leo?
                         
          Leo turns and looks at them as if he is about to speak. The
          all wait for his reply and then...
                         
           KYLE (O.S.)
           I brought him here.
                         
          They all jump.
                         
                          JACKIE MIKE
          Kyle? You took Leo?
                         
                          KYLE (CONT'D)
           Yeah.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           Have you lost your mind?! We've
           been worried sick about him!
                         
                          JACKIE
           About both of you!
                         
                          KYLE
           You don't have to worry about us.
                         
          Kyle walks out of the room.
                         
                          TERRY
           OK. That's super spooky. Just
           saying.
                         
                         
          INT. LEO POPLAR'S KITCHEN - CONTINUOUS.
                         
          Kyle walks into the kitchen, he turns off a pot of boiling
          water and strains some pasta.
                         
                          MIKE
           Kyle, What the hell are you doing?
                         
                          KYLE
                          (VERY CALMLY)
           Making spaghetti.
                         
                          MIKE
           Have you lost your mind?
                         
                          KYLE
           No.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Kyle, why did you do this? Please
           just tell us. Leo needs to be in a
           home.
                         
                          KYLE
           This is where he belongs.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Kyle he needs to be at Oak Knoll.
                         
                          MIKE
           Kyle, we talked about this.
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah. We did! Listen to this.
                         
          Kyle takes a piece of paper out of his pocket.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          KYLE (CONT'D)
                          (READING)
           Mike Flaherty: Mr. Poplar wants to
           live at home. Judge Lee: You can do
           that Mike? Mike Flaherty: Yes, I
           can. Really.
                         
                          JACKIE
           What is that?
                         
          Jackie takes it and looks at it.
                         
                          KYLE
           It's from the court.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Where did you get this?
                         
                          KYLE
           From my mother.
                          (TO MIKE)
           It's true isn't, Mike?
                         
                          JACKIE
           Mike?
                         
          Mike can't answer. Kyle's seen enough.
                         
                          KYLE
           You're just like her.
                         
          He runs out. They all give chase.
                         
                         
          EXT. LEO POPLAR'S HOUSE - CONTINUOUS.
                         
          Mike runs outside and see's Kyle crossing the lawn. He
          quickly catches up to him. Terry and Jackie follow close
          behind.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hey. Hey, Kyle.
                         
          Kyle keeps walking.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           Hey can you hold on a second?
                         
                          KYLE
           Leave me alone!
                         
                          MIKE
           Kyle please.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
          Mike grabs Kyle one more time. Kyle rips his arm away and
          tries to push Mike back.
                         
                          KYLE
           Don't touch me!
                         
          Mike deflects Kyle and Kyle spills to the ground.
                         
                          TERRY
           Oh shit.
                         
          Kyle gets up and starts to circle Mike. Mike has no choice
          but reciprocate.
                         
                          MIKE
           Would you let me explain?!
                         
                          KYLE
           Explain what? How you lied to me?
           How you lied to Leo?
                         
          Kyle head pumps. Mike takes the bait and jumps back.
                          MIKE TERRY
          Kyle wait... Watch the head fake!
                         
                          MIKE
           Kyle I don't want to wrestle you.
                         
                          JACKIE TERRY
          Kyle, stop for a minute. Keep your hands out, Mike.
           Hands out.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Terry, stop it!
                         
                          TERRY
           I'm just trying to help.
                         
                          JACKIE
           You're not helping.
                         
          Kyle head fakes again but this time he's in. Before Mike
          knows what hits him, he's on his back.
                          MIKE TERRY
          Ow! Oh shit.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           Mike, stop it!
                         
          Kyle is all over Mike. Mike's trying to fight back but it's
          useless and even kind of pathetic.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           I'm trying to stop it!
                         
                          TERRY
           Sit out Mike! Sit out!
                         
                          JACKIE MIKE
          Shut up, Terry! Kyle, stop it!
                         
          Mike gets up to hands and knees but Kyle drives him hard to
          the ground.
                         
           MIKE (CONT'D) TERRY
          Ow! Shit! Ouch! He's getting killed.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Would you stop coaching and break
           that up!
                         
          Terry rushes in and tries to pull Kyle off but he's lost it.
          Finally, he wraps his arms around Kyle and pulls him off.
          Kyle spins free and fronts Terry. Terry immediately puts up
          his hands.
                         
                          TERRY
           I'm the ref. I'm just the ref!
                         
          Kyle turns and runs off.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Kyle! Stop! Please!
                         
          He doesn't stop. Jackie turns to Mike.
                         
                          JACKIE (CONT'D)
           Is that true, Mike?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, it is.
                         
          Mike gets up.
                         
                          JACKIE
           So why'd you move him if he wanted
           to stay here.
                         
                          MIKE
           Because it would have been too much
           work to leave him here. I couldn't
           have done it.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Then you shouldn't have taken him.
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                          CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           I had to, alright?
                         
                          JACKIE
           Why?!
                         
                          MIKE
           Because I needed the money! We
           needed the money.
                         
                          JACKIE
           You moved an old man out of his
           house to make money? Have you lost
           your freaking mind?
                         
                          MIKE
           No! I just didn't think it would
           get this complicated.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Really? Or you just didn't think
           you'd get caught?
                         
           This stops Mike in his tracks. He can't answer. Jackie turns
           and walks away.
                         
                          MIKE
           Jack! Jack, where are you going?
                         
                          JACKIE
           Home!
                         
           She walks away.
                         
          137 INT. STEMLER HOUSE, BASEMENT - SAME. 137
                         
           Stemler is sleeping on one couch. Kyle on the other. Kyle's
           cell phone rings. He wakes up and checks it. He answers it.
                         
                          KYLE
           Hello. Hello. Mom?
                         
           She's not there. He hangs up. Kyle starts to put on his
           shoes.
                         
                          STEMLER
           Did your mom just crank call you?
                         
                          KYLE
           No.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          STEMLER
           So you and Coach Mike get in a
           fight because you lost?
                         
                          KYLE
           No. We got in a fight because he's
           an asshole.
                         
                          STEMLER
           Really?
                         
                          KYLE
           Yeah, really, Stem.
                         
                          STEMLER
           Well I'm sure he'll make it up to
           you, bro. You're the best wrestler
           he's ever had. I mean he's always
           been cool to me and I suck.
                         
          This comment lands with Kyle.
                         
                         
          INT. OAK KNOLL SENIOR LIVING - MORNING.
                         
          Mike is sleeping on a love seat. He wakes up. Leo is sitting
          there watching him.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hey Leo.
                         
                          LEO
           Hi.
                         
                          MIKE
           I fell asleep. I'm sorry.
                         
                          LEO
           Sorry for what?
                         
          That's a big question. Mike cuts to the chase.
                         
                          MIKE
           You want to go home?
                         
                          LEO
           Yeah.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE - LATER.
                         
          Jackie is sitting with Stella and a cup of coffee. The front
          door opens and closes. Mike walks into the kitchen.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          JACKIE
           Hi.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hi. Is he here?
                         
                          JACKIE
           No. He slept at Stemler's. How
           about you?
                         
                          MIKE
           Oak Knoll.
                          (BEAT)
           You're right, that's not who I am.
                         
                          JACKIE
           So what are you going to do?
                         
                          MIKE
           I have to go court.
                         
                          JACKIE
           You can't. You told the Judge you
           were keeping Leo at home.
                         
                          MIKE
           I know.
                         
                          JACKIE
           So then tell her you changed your
           mind. No one can question that.
                         
                          MIKE
           I can't, Jack.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Why not?
                         
                          MIKE
           Because it's not true.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Well I'm glad your done lying now,
           just in time to lose your practice.
           That's how we survive, Mike. Your
           family. You ever think of that?
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah. All the time.
                         
          Jackie quickly crosses to the sink. She starts to clean. She
          breaks something.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          JACKIE
           Shit.
                         
          She braces herself against the sink and exhales. Mike just
          watches her.
                         
                          MIKE
           I'm sorry, Jack. I really am.
                         
                          JACKIE
           I know.
                         
          A noise from the basement. Mike heads down the stairs.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE, BASEMENT - CONTINUOUS.
                         
          Jackie and Mike walk downstairs. Kyle is angrily gathering
          his stuff and putting it in his back pack.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Hey Kyle. How'd you get down here?
                         
                          KYLE
           The window.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Are you hungry? I was gonna make
           some pancakes.
                         
                          KYLE
           No. I'm leaving. I just came to get
           my shit.
                         
          They share a look and walk over to Kyle.
                         
                          MIKE
           Kyle, listen, I just wanted to say
           I'm sorry...
                         
                          KYLE
           I know, Mike, you're sorry.
           Everyone's always sorry.
                         
                          MIKE
           I moved Leo back home, Kyle. And
           I'm gonna fight to keep him there.
                         
                          KYLE
           It's too late. You'll lose. My
           mother's gonna take him.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           Maybe but I'm still gonna try.
                         
                          KYLE
           So what?! You want me to forgive
           you now? Is that it, Mike?!
                         
                          MIKE
           No. I just want you to give me
           another chance. That's all I'm
           asking.
                         
          Mike's sincerity is undeniable. Kyle looks to Jackie. They
          connect. Kyle shakes his head, turns around, and then throws
          his bag.
                         
                          KYLE
           This is bullshit!
                         
          Mike looks at Jackie.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hey, Kyle, listen -
                         
                          KYLE
           I want to be alone.
                         
                          MIKE
           What?
                         
                          KYLE
           (Without looking at them)
           I JUST WANT TO BE DOWN HERE ALONE!
                         
                          MIKE
           OK. All right. Yeah.
                         
          Jackie and Mike turn and start to walk upstairs but Jackie
          stops.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Kyle, I just wanna say - we love
           you.
                         
          Kyle keeps his back turned to them as they continue up the
          stairs.
                         
                         
          INT. KITCHEN - LATER.
                         
          Tight on the Baby Monitor. We hear Stella crying and Jackie
          talking to Abby.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
           JACKIE (O.S.)
           Abby, just pick a shirt and put it
           on. Please.
                         
          Mike is sitting alone at the kitchen table drinking a cup of
          coffee. The remnants of a pancake breakfast are on the table.
          There is one clean plate where Kyle usually sits.
                         
          After a moment, Kyle comes up from the basement and sits down
          at the table without saying anything.
                         
          He just looks at Mike. Then he serves himself a few pancakes.
          Mike passes him the bottle of syrup. He takes it and puts
          some on his pancakes.
                         
          He eats. Mike watches.
                         
                         
          EXT. UNION COUNTY COURT HOUSE - DAYS LATER.
                         
          The group is walking up the front steps of the court house.
          Terry joins.
                         
                          TERRY
           Hi guys.
                         
                          MIKE
           What are you doing here?
                         
                          TERRY
           Dude, I'm your assistant coach. And
           just notice who isn't here.
                         
          Mike smiles.
                         
                          TERRY (CONT'D)
           Stephen Vigman.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, I got it.
                         
          Terry puts his arm on his friend's shoulder.
                         
                         
          INT. UNION COUNTY COURT HOUSE - LATER.
                         
          The whole gang is walking toward to the courtroom.
                         
                          ELEANOR
           Mike?
                         
          Mike turns. Eleanor approaches.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          MIKE
           Hi Eleanor.
                         
                          ELEANOR
           Can I talk to you?
                         
                          MIKE
           Sure.
                         
          Mike and Eleanor step to the side. She looks at Mike.
                         
                          ELEANOR
           You know the transcript alone is
           enough to hang you.
                         
                          MIKE
           Yeah, well, we'll see what happens.
                         
          Eleanor just looks at him, Judge and Jury. Mike blinks.
                         
                          ELEANOR
           Shame on you counselor.
                         
                          MIKE
           Is that it?
                         
                          ELEANOR
           No. My client would like to talk to
           you.
                         
          Mike and Eleanor walk over to Cindy. She is barely holding it
          together.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hi Cindy.
                         
                          CINDY
           Hi. Is your deal still available?
                         
          Mike tries to conceal his shock.
                         
                          MIKE
           What about Kyle?
                         
          Cindy and Eleanor share a look.
                         
                          CINDY
           He can stay.
                         
                          MIKE
           Then yes. It is.
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                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          CINDY
           And you'll send me the checks?
                         
                          MIKE
           Every month.
                         
                          CINDY
           You take good care of him.
                         
                          MIKE
           We will.
                         
          Cindy nods.
                         
                          CINDY
           I want to say goodbye.
                         
          Mike turns and waves Kyle over.
                         
          Kyle look to Jackie who gives him the OK. He walks over as
          Mike steps away. He just looks at his mother. She gently
          touches his face. He doesn't move.
                         
          Everyone looks on as Cindy says a few words to Kyle, hugs him
          hard and then quickly turns and walks away. Kyle watches her
          go.
                         
                         
          EXT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE - EARLY EVENING.
                         
          A croquet ball hits a stick.
                         
           ABBY (O.S.)
           Your turn.
                         
          Abby, Kyle, and Stemler are playing on the front lawn.
                         
                          STEMLER
           I know. Don't rush me.
                         
          Stemler hits a shot and the ball goes into the garden.
                         
                          STEMLER (CONT'D)
           This mallet is crap! You see that?
                         
          Mike pulls up and gets out of his car, wearing a suit and
          carrying his briefcase.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hi guys!
                         
                          ABBY
           Hi, Daddy. I'm winning.
           5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 119
                         CONTINUED:
                         
                          STEMLER KYLE
          What's up, coach? Hi.
                         
                          MIKE
           That's great, honey. Kyle, can you
           drag those garbage cans to the side
           of the house for me?
                         
                          KYLE
           OK.
                         
                          MIKE
           Thanks, pal.
                         
          He runs inside.
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE - CONTINOUS.
                         
          Mike drops his briefcase and takes off his coat.
                         
                          MIKE
           Hi Honey.
                         
           JACKIE (O.S.)
           How was work?
                         
                          MIKE
           Good. I got stuck at the office
           with a client.
                         
          Jackie walks in from the other room, gives Mike a kiss.
                         
                          JACKIE
           I know, Shelly called. Oh, I
           dropped off the fan at Leo's today.
                         
                          MIKE
           Thanks for doing that.
                         
          Mike heads upstairs.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           I'll be right back down.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Do you have time to eat.
                         
                          MIKE
           I'll eat there.
                         
                          JACKIE
           Make sure you do.
           5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 120
                         
                         
          INT. MIKE AND JACKIE'S HOUSE, BEDROOM - LATER.
                         
          Mike takes off his suit and throws it on the bed. He puts on
          a casual button down blue shirt.
                         
          He takes a hard look himself in the mirror, almost as if he's
          steeling himself for something.
                         
          Mike smiles.
                         
                         
          INT. BAR - NIGHT.
                         
          Terry walks in and crosses to the bar. He sits down.
                         
                          TERRY
           Can I get a banana daiquiri,
           please?
                         
          The Bartender turns. It's Mike.
                         
                          MIKE
           Sure.
                         
          Mike opens a beer and sets it down in front of Terry.
                         
                          MIKE (CONT'D)
           You want an umbrella with that?
                         
                          TERRY
           Nah. I'm good. But keep these
           coming.
                         
          Mike checks a ticket and prepares two drinks.
                         
                          TERRY (CONT'D)
           So how you doing, pal?
                         
                          MIKE
           Me? I'm pretty good.
                         
          We hold on Mike as he continues to work.
                         
           BLACK OUT.