Legend: HarlemA younger man, the gunman from the club - Frank Lucas -Bumpy's driver/bodyguard/collector/protege - watches frombelow.
4 INT/EXT. STREET / DISCOUNT EMPORIUM - DAY (NOVEMBER)4
Whispering gunfire from a television set veiled byforeground snow: Soldiers in the jungles of Vietnam in1970. A rich, cultured, authoritative voice offers:
This is the problem. This is what'swrong with America.The war footage multiplies by twenty: a stack of TVs withprice tags dangling from the knobs behind a display window.
It's gotten so big you can't find yourway.People on the sidewalk, out of respect or fear, part to letFrank and Bumpy and Bumpy's German shepherd pass.
The corner grocery's a supermarket.Candy store's a MacDonald's. And thisplace.
(MORE)(CONT)2. 4 CONTINUED:4BUMPY (CONT'D)
Where's the pride of ownership here?Where's the personal service? Doesanybody work here?Inside, the emporium is vast, with aisles that seem tostretch off into infinity. The TVs give way to a displaywindow full of Japanese stereo componentry.
What right do they have cutting out thesuppliers, pushing all the middlemen out,buying direct from the manufacturer -Sony this, Toshiba that, all them Chinks -putting Americans out of work?He's not really asking Frank, so Frank doesn't answer.