Win Win Movie Script
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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 2 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 3 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 4 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 5 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 6 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) 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 7 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 8 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 9 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 10 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 11 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 12 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 13 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 14 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 15 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 16 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 17 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 18 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 19 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 20 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) 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 21 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 22 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 23 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 24 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 25 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 26 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 27 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 28 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 29 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 30 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 31 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 32 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 33 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 34 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 35 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 36 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! 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 37 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 38 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 39 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 40 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?! 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 41 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 42 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 43 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! 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 44 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 45 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 46 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 47 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 48 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 49 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 50 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 51 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 52 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 53 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 54 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 55 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 56 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 57 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 58 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 59 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 60 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 61 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 62 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 63 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 64 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 65 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 66 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 67 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 68 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 69 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) 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 70 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 71 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 72 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 73 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 74 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 75 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 76 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 77 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 78 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 79 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 80 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 81 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 82 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 83 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 84 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 85 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 86 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 87 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 88 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 89 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 90 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 91 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 92 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 93 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 94 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 95 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 96 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 97 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 98 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 99 CONTINUED: 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 100 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 101 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 102 CONTINUED: 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 103 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? 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 104 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 105 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 106 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 107 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 108 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 109 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 110 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 111 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 112 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 113 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 114 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 115 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 116 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 117 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. 5/15/10 - FULL SHOOTING SCRIPT - WIN WIN 118 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.