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JOURNEY The Dominator Feature Film Teaser FADE IN: EXT. SINAI DESERT ISRAEL - SUMMER - MORNING A camouflaged squadron of heavily armed Israeli AH-64D Attack Helicopter's blades beat the air as they roar past overhead. A remote Israel Defense Force Army Camp sits hidden between two barren desert ridges. Five brown canvas tents and about twenty soldiers dressed in traditional Israeli tan khaki uniforms carrying M-16 rifles in hand or slung over their back are peppered across the area. A small Israeli national flag flies from a six feet tall pole dug-in next to a field tent. A shadowed image walks past a tent. MUSIC PLAYS - I'm Awesome by Spose (clean version) JERROD JERICHO THE DOMINATOR JOURNEY (early 30's) a well cut uniformed Israeli soldier with a stubble of beard walks past the camera with his shirt off wearing only a desert tan tank top and carrying his combat rifle. An undetected armed Arab figure runs across a sand dune and hides behind it. 3D SUPER - SINAI DESERT ISRAEL - PRESENT DAY CLOSE ON - A crude wooden sign painted white with red letters is stuck in the hard ground. A wooden strip tacked to the top of the sign post in the shape of an arrow points West with letters printed on it: "TEL AVIV 1,000,000 KM". Another arrow sign below the first points down to the ground with "HELL" painted on it. Four olive drab and brown camouflage barrels are positioned on four corners forming a square. Heavy brown ropes are tied to the barrels creating a dirt floor boxing ring. Inside the boxing ring are Jericho and a soldier furiously fighting bare knuckles wearing tank tops, khaki army pants and combat boots while seven soldiers cheer them on and bet money.
Two remote desert worn soldiers stand guard behind the two separate desolate ridges that hide the camp. They glance back at the fight. A soldier hits a metal pan with a survival knife handle as if he is ringing a fight bell ending the first round. The fighting soldiers go to their corners and their ring men put water over their heads. Jericho's ring man, HIRAM ROSEN (20's), a curly haired average slim man works on cooling him down. He begins to towel Jericho off and gives him a Penthouse magazine to look at. HIRAM (Israeli accent) It will help you relax. Jericho thumbs through the naked girl pictures as he speaks. JERICHO (American slight Southern accent) Son-of-a-bitch. This guy's a real bad ass. HIRAM You said you were a bad ass. JERICHO Well... Sort of. Hiram looks at Jericho, then the other fighter and his ring man. HIRAM Hey, it's getting late. You guy's want to call it a draw and kick back? The two men shake their heads no. Hiram looks at Jericho and pats him on the shoulder. HIRAM (CONT’D) You're screwed. JERICHO You're my manager, fix it. Hiram shrugs his shoulders.
His ring man looks toward Hiram and gestures with his palms up moving his fingers. The blow knocks Jericho completely out and he hits the dirt face first. Jericho pocket. This war shit shucks so bad. (CONTINUED) . Shrugs his shoulders. Hiram looks at Jericho. a razor them to take's a set of homemade brass knuckles from his an extra large BDK Cold Steel Voyager folding knife. The fighters go to the center of the ring. CONTINUED: (2) HIRAM You saw me fixing it.3. JERICHO Gees. HIRAM You got one more week. (The soldier hits the pan) The gong show is on. Better kick ass now or live with shit from those guys for seven long days. Jericho raises his eyebrows. knife and another set of brass knuckles and gives Hiram. The other soldier catches Jericho off guard and hits him. JERICHO What? HIRAM You know what. Hiram pats Jericho on the back. The opposing fighter is ready to fight then he relaxes and waits. what's with all the rules. Jericho looks over at Hiram and smiles. Hiram lies the knives and knuckles down next to Jericho's rifle butt that is leaned against the ring. JERICHO I'm glad I'm going home.
He walks toward Jericho. Jericho give a curious looks at the Arab that he is fighting as he spins and kicks Jericho up side of the head with some very skilled moves. One runs out of bullets and charges Jericho. Suddenly a rocket attack starts with the whistle of flying rockets and then the explosion of two nearby. Everybody scatters as two more come in and explode. The Arab troop smiles and pulls out a huge knife. Hiram quickly breaks his neck. Everybody cheers. He jumps the enemy and they begin to fight. He jumps up and pulls out a 9MM pistol from his back. Little Hiram turns and sees an Arab attacker charging him with a knife at close range. He gets punched in the side of the head. The attacker drops to the ground dead and two more Arabs shot at them. Hiram side steps and bust him in the throat with his fist and the fighter goes down. He hands the winning fighter a wad of paper cash. Hiram is still trying to revive his friend. Hiram side kicks him and knocks him back. but misses and gets kicked again. Jericho is in hand to hand combat with his own enemy. Jericho shakes it off and charges again. (CONTINUED) . He begins shooting as he moves toward his friend. Jericho falls with a thud and just lies there as if he is knocked out. HIRAM You cheated. The enemy troop appears skilled in martial arts. Jericho stumbles a little and swings at his enemy. The Arab stops and bents over to cut Jericho's throat. you bastard. The Arab charges again. Jericho comes around and sees his friend. CONTINUED: (3) Hiram goes to Jericho trying to revive him. Hiram charges the other one that is still shooting.4.
He picks-up his big friend over his shoulder and heads for the foot of the nearest ridge as more rockets go off. JERICHO Hiram. A whistle is heard and a rocket explodes near Jericho blowing him ten feet in the air. The Arab gets up and charges Jericho with the knife. He sees another Arab has shot his own man. (Hiram looks at him) Is it over? HIRAM Does it sound like it's over? FREEZE FRAME: FADE TO TITLE: ROLL CREDITS: End of Teaser . Jericho's eyes are closed as he speaks.5. Bullets are hitting all around him.. Hiram drops Jericho against the ridge out of harms way. Jericho goes to work on the Arab and beats him down. He sees Hiram with a smoking rifle. Hiram rushes to Jericho as he lands with a thud. Just as suddenly that Arab is shot and falls dead. The Arab falls back and spits out three teeth bleeding from the mouth and blinking to recover his capacity. Jericho looks.. Jericho step to the side and so does his enemy in line with him and his enemy is shot in the back falling dead before Jericho. Jericho looks toward the shot. CONTINUED: (4) Abruptly Jericho opens his eyes and punches the troop hard as he can in the mouth.
SUMMER . HIRAM Why are you in this hell hole anyway? You're an American. (CONTINUED) . You know. I got dual citizenship. HIRAM You're pretty beat up. shakes his head and hands Jericho his rifle as he gets up. I get it. JERICHO There those crazy son-of-a-bitch's go. homeland and all of that. JERICHO My mom lives here. They see Arabs retreating. Hiram finishes checking him out. EXT. HIRAM Yeah.6. You could have avoided all of this shit. They hear more gunfire and look across the desert. HIRAM Yeah. HIRAM (CONT’D) What's your story? JERICHO No story. yeah. Hiram smiles. What kind of an idiot does this. We better get you to a doctor. I'm Israeli and American.. I got obligations.MORNING JERICHO No. dumb-ass. SINAI DESERT ISRAEL . Are you comfortable? JERICHO I make a good living.. Jericho opens one eye and smiles. Hiram is looking Jericho over for damage.
sexy tank-topped women and handsome men walking the street and going into the well lit casino's. A very nice Limousine pulls up and MARKUS SNOOKY KENCADE (30's). expensive cars and beautiful women.LAS VEGAS AFTERNOON The scene is littered with dumpsters and the back door has drab trappings of commerce taped to it.CEASAR'S PALACE BOXING ARENA. custom. 12 Rounds of Thunder. TOMMY KILLER LEE vs. EXT. an athletic black man. 3D SUPER . deep voice. wearing a fine Giorgio Armani suit and oiled back wavy hair gets out combing his hair.We Move on down the street littered with sparkling glittering signs. LAS VEGAS GLITTER GULCH .Three Years Later. motorcycles. The sexy Mary glances back at the sign. now a tattooed motorcycle rider dressed in old scuffed leathers roars in on his custom well-used silver Harley-Davidson Fat Boy. Extreme World Super Championship Fight. (CONTINUED) . He stops at the seedy back entrance of the arena and gets off while removing his helmet and gloves. WIDE . CONTINUED: HIRAM Come on. He walks past Jericho. JERROD JERICHO THE DOMINATOR JOURNEY.7.Ceasar's Palace Boxing Arena.NIGHT The glistening street is busy with beautiful cars. She proudly struts down the busy neon lit sidewalk as the La Vida Loca music rolls from a nearby casino. DISSOLVE TO: EXT.SUMMER . MARY (20's). a beautiful woman with long curly red hair and bright crimson lip stick shows off her body wearing a snug fitting low-cut and short summer dress with red heels. gives a small smile and walks inside a busy bar as everyone watches her go by. CLOSE ON THE SIGN . Jericho. BACK ENTRANCE . well dressed with gold bracelets. Mary passes a couple of expensive European luxury cars parked on the street and then on past a large Ceasar's Palace Boxing Arena fight poster stuck to a metal frame that is bolted to a street light pole.
SNOOKY People's laying down a lotta green on ya tonight? You hardcore enough to pull it off? JERICHO Yeah.LAS VEGAS . you got a quarter? I wanta buy a car. You be litterin.AFTERNOON Limousines are pulling up and dropping people off while other are walking inside the arena. JERICHO Hey. BUM Hey man. CONTINUED: SNOOKY (Southern American accent) Aight Jericho my man. A tattered bum walks past Snooky. Snooky walks on to the back door with two large well dressed body guards. Snooky gives him five dollars. CEASAR'S PALACE BOXING ARENA . Some dressed in suits and others in Tuxedos many in street clothes. Thought I'd roll up in here and see what's shakin. The bum grumbles as he leaves. DISSOLVE TO: EXT. SNOOKY Say. Move on now. DISSOLVE TO: . weren't you in the Foreign Legion or somethin? Anyway welcome back. fore we call the po-po on your ass.8. JERICHO Thanks Snook. SNOOKY Get a Rolls funny man. Snooky.
Tommy has a bleeding cut over his eye. RUNDOWN NEIGHBORHOOD . QUINTON oily hair and a a strong looking young boy running across his yard. is cluttered front father.. two fighters are brawling to a bloody end. Blood trickles from Jericho's nose.AFTERNOON In the distance. His thoughts dissolve to him seeing himself as a young boy of 8. Sweat rolls from their brows. two. 3D SUPER . Abruptly Tommy hits Jericho with a combination.. chased by his stumbling half-drunk JOURNEY (40's).9. SLOW DISSOLVE TO: EXT. a big man unkept man with cigarette dangling from his mouth. CEASAR'S PALACE BOXING ARENA .WINTER . but puffy and their nostrils flared from exhaustion.DAY Jericho (8). MIDDLE-AGED REFEREE One. Jericho raises up a little still groggy from the punch.SEATTLE WASHINGTON USA . A Caucasian boxer (JERICHO) and a black boxer (TOMMY LEE 20's) are brawling hard and heavy for the win of the round.1986 JERICHO's red nosed father finally catches him. Their eyes are sharp.of the two super athletic boxer's faces.LAS VEGAS .LAS VEGAS USA CUT TO TIGHT SHOTS . 3D SUPER . His head jerks back and Jericho hits the canvas. An OLD WOMAN (70's) from the neighborhood is walking past. INT. JERICHO I'm sorry daddy.. over and over.JOURNEY RESIDENCE . He spins his cigarette out and begins to brutally spank JERICHO with his thick belt.. The MIDDLE-AGED REFEREE steps beside him. QUINTON You're just like that run away mother of yours. (CONTINUED) .SEATTLE WASHINGTON .JOURNEY RESIDENCE . Jericho is still dizzy.CEASAR'S PALACE BOXING ARENA . Each lands a punch on the other. Please.
Nathan goes inside. He kicks at the dog lying across the door. This is Journey business. QUINTON Mind your own business you old bat. The woman stops and watches. QUINTON Come back here.LEXINGTON KENTUCKY USA . Jericho wrenches loose and his father falls back into a mud hole in the yard. I'll call the cops. DISSOLVE TO: EXT. CONTINUED: OLD WOMAN Quinton Journey. The dog skerries out of the way. TOMMY LEE's greasy haired white tattooed athletic stepfather walks across the front porch. OLD WOMAN You need to let that boy's momma have him. NATHAN CAIN (30's).10. His father struggle but has trouble getting up. INT.LEXINGTON KENTUCKY USA . OLD WOMAN You're drunk again Quinton. LEE RESIDENCE . run. in front of your son and all. You should be ashamed. Jericho is frightened and runs away. . you leave that boy alone. OLD WOMAN Run Jericho. He sits down and begins to eat and look at his school work lying on the table.DAY Nathan is pouring milk in a cereal bowl. The old woman smiles at the scene. a kind black child with a sweet face is smiling as he runs into the house past his step father. LEE RESIDENCE . QUINTON Go to hell.DAY TOMMY LEE (7).
Tommy's attractive tattered mother comes in the room. TOMMY'S MOTHER Nathan stop. (CONTINUED) . holding his bloody nose with tears silently streaming down his little face. 3D SUPER .1986 Nathan comes in and sits at the table. He's just a baby. She eats a hot dog while watching the game. As Tommy's MOTHER intervenes. Near the top of the bleachers. How the hell's it goin? Tommy ignores him because he is concentrated on reading. she is still sexy shapely and pretty. Terry is friendly. Tommy goes to help her. Tommy remains motionless until his Stepfather gets up and grabs for him. Tommy looks up startled. JERICHO (now late 20's). Tommy falls to the floor. come here you little bastard. Another woman TERRY SAVALAS (mid 20's) an attractive woman sits on Jericho's other side. DISSOLVE TO: INT. but his Stepfather punches him too. He sets it down and leans across the kitchen table and pounds it with his fist to get Tommy's attention. though she's not with Mary or Jericho. sits next to Mary. a handsome man.PRESENT DAY. Jericho and Mary barely watch the game. NATHAN (CONT’D) You ate my cereal. DICKEY-STEPHENS BASEBALL STADIUM NORTH LITTLE ROCK AR NIGHT 3D SUPER . NATHAN Hey kid. LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS USA The arena is nearly filled to capacity as the BASEBALL GAME begins. KENTUCKY USA . Nathan picks up the cereal box on the table and shakes it.11.LEXINGTON. his Stepfather punches her in the face. CARLA (20's).
. MARY That's great. Mary kisses him on the cheek.12. My aunt lived here. so I stayed with her and this became my home. We have a group in my office. I was afraid that army stuff would do you in. If you want to talk about family and stuff and the best part is. MARY What about your mom? JERICHO She's still in Israel. CONTINUED: MARY I'm so glad you're home. MARY I do. Then what? JERICHO I came back to the States to go to college. JERICHO I'm glad to be back.. (CONTINUED) . but I couldn't help but overhear. Terry turns toward Jericho and gives him a thoughtful look. Don't soldiers need that? JERICHO I don't need anything. I'm glad you're here. I'm sorry to butt in. TERRY Hi I'm Terry Savalas. MARY Well. MARY So you ran away from home and went to Israel to be with your mom? That was pretty good for a kid. it's free.
You're the first girl I've dated. that was great. I'm your first girlfriend. TERRY Just in case you want to Come to group. He and Mary walk away. Annoyed. CONTINUED: (2) Terry wads up the remainder of her hot dog. It helped me. Let's get a hot dog. MARY Are you going to do it? JERICHO (shrugging) No. then tosses the garbage into a bag. MARY It's official.13. JERICHO Well yeah. TERRY Girl po-wer. Richard head. Terry hold out a business card. Mary snuggles up to Jericho. Jericho takes the card and nods. Mary elbows Jericho. TERRY Listen. The game is almost over and the home team (Travelers) are winning. Terry smiles and sits down watching the game with Mary and Jericho. Shes smiles at Jericho and Mary. then. (CONTINUED) . Mary and Jericho don't move watching her. Just thought I'd let you know. dated. wipes her mouth. A PLAYER slams one over the fence Terry jumps into the air and catches the ball. I'm sorry. MARY This is too romantic. Jericho looks at Terry. MARY Wow.
DISSOLVE TO: INT. a tall powerfully built white New Yorker with greying hair. Tommy Lee. You need to keep your people's asses on your end of the gym. MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM AND TRAINING FACILITY . REPORTER You got anything else? BLENDER What else? BOYD PATTERSON (50's). I pay for this half you know. now in his mid 20s.14. watches him as he talks to a REPORTER.DAY Nice. (CONTINUED) . BLENDER You heard me trailer park. The Reporter is about to jot this down. spars hard in the ring. Boyd keeps walking. BLENDER Boyd. a local trainer and athletic black man walks by. Boyd smiles and nods. look at him now. modern gym. BOYD Kiss my ball-sack. His trainer. then shakes his head. ROBERT BLENDER CAIN (50's). CONTINUED: (3) He puts the card in his pocket. That's total bull-shit. But. He is a self made man. He's got no education and had a troubled childhood. REPORTER Mr. BLENDER (New York accent) Every thing Tommy is he did himself. Boyd. BOYD You heard me ass-wipe.
Listen I need some real juice. What do you think? Tommy has stopped sparing and gets out of the ring. TOMMY LEE No. he crashed in here and yelled to my boxers while they sparred. BLENDER Hell. he's going to have an aggression problem. Tommy is sparing hard with his partner in the ring. REPORTER Was he drunk? BLENDER No. "I'll kick anybody's ass here. REPORTER Sorry Tommy.15. REPORTER You know. But he had heart. So. BLENDER Here's somethin. CONTINUED: REPORTER I can see you two are close. He was broke and didn't know nothin. Tommy is standing next to Blender smiling. if you push any man hard enough. (CONTINUED) . Something more than how great he is. I'm the best". I hear roomers about Tommy and his aggression toward women. Desperate. Lots of heart. REPORTER Was he a poor kid or what? BLENDER Yeah. I ask Tommy to my office thinking I could blackjack his ass if he didn't settle down. He needed a chance. The first time I saw Tommy. You know. and don't say that shit again. like how you train him? His girlfriends.
Anybody want some? Everybody just looks at him. I just came by ta see who wants ta bounce with me to the strip joint and ride the ho train. TOMMY LEE I'm got this. (Snooky stops walking) I'm hangin here til you get your nuts covered man. Tommy slaps Blender on the shoulder. They walk toward the showers. SNOOKY That's cool. I'm takin book. SNOOKY Well. CONTINUED: (2) TOMMY LEE At's right. TOMMY LEE All right. Snooky smiles and pats Tommy on the arm. REPORTER May I talk to him? (CONTINUED) . Tommy walks on. I don't want nobody getting the idea I'm a gay caballero. SNOOKY Hey. The reporter looks at Blender. Snooky comes in looking like his usual slick self smiling. SNOOKY Where you goin? TOMMY LEE I gotta get dressed.16. Tommy slings a towel over his shoulder. BLENDER Not today Snook. Let's go Snooks.
Terry turns on the recorder. INT. Terry sees a woman walk in the office through the glass in her office.CONTINUOUS She motions toward a couch. TERRY (reaching for a recorder) Relax. this will be good. TERRY'S POV (CONTINUED) . DISSOLVE TO: INT. She spots Jericho. TERRY Come in. first one's on me.DAY Jericho starts toward the RECEPTIONIST as Terry enters the lobby from her office. What you said made sense. When I gave you my card I didn't think you would come. She leads him into her office. CONTINUED: (3) BLENDER If you got the balls. Like I said. But we can have a session. TERRY'S OFFICE .17. LOBBY OF TERRY'S OFFICE . Jericho takes a seat. Blender pats the Reporter on the back and walks away. JERICHO I got to thinking. JERICHO What now? TERRY At first let's just talk about what ever comes to mind. hi. TERRY (smiling) Well. The group doesn't meet till later tonight.
Can you lay-off five Benjamin's on the Razorback's tomorrow? SNOOKY I feel ya.AFTERNOON Three very pretty girls are dancing in G-stings and heels. Partying tonight? TOMMY LEE Damn right. OUTSIDE DOORMAN Come on in.AFTERNOON Snooky and Tommy drive up in a new black Cadillac STS and get out. A STRANGER walks up. I'm glad I saw you. EXOTIC MEN'S CLUB . CONTINUED: JOANNA (50's). Snooky. Got some new hotties. I'll catch you later. The outside door man smiles when he sees them. The man gives him five one hundred dollar bills.18. STRANGER Hey Champ. Snooks. Wahs up. STRANGER Thanks dude. EXOTIC MEN'S CLUB . a very attractive stranger dressed in a sexy business suit comes in. You're down. Snooky and Tommy sit down near the stage. The stranger walks on. Hi Champ. SNOOKY Kirby. DISSOLVE TO: EXT. Snooky and Tommy smile and move inside. (CONTINUED) . She speaks to the receptionist and sits down. OUTSIDE DOORMAN Hey. INT. The bodyguards sit at another table near them. my man. Snooky's bodyguards pull up next to them in a similar car.
SNOOKY Listen little bitch girl. Get us some gigs. Ya don't need to get all pushy and shit. Ya dig? TOMMY LEE Blender's workin on it. Can ya dig that Champ? Tommy is angry but knows he shouldn't test Snooky TOMMY LEE Yeah. Snooky gets tough. Ya feel me dog? TOMMY LEE Yeah. SNOOKY Keep up the ass-hole routine that plays good for the media. all right. SNOOKY Speakin of that. CONTINUED: SNOOKY Like clippin coupons. You're on top of the heap and everybody is paying ya to be there with ya. what ever the hell? SNOOKY Good. TOMMY LEE I don't believe how easy you get money. TOMMY LEE Yeah. SNOOKY It's like you celebrity cats. Me and my people got a lotta coin on you and we need a fight eva now and nin ta cash in. Let's put this turmoil behind us and rip off some booty.19. (CONTINUED) . People need somebody to bet against. it's fly. You work on it. Tommy smiles a little as two strippers walk toward them.
Blender appears very interested. BLENDER How's your mom? MARY I don't know. (Mary kisses him on the cheek.20. this woman came by here looking of you.. Mary walks out. MARY Right. DISSOLVE TO: . MARY Morning daddy. I don't know. it could be important. MARY Hey. CONTINUED: (2) Snooky slap him on the shoulder. DISSOLVE TO: INT.) I gotta go ta work. BLENDER Give her time. MARY Sorry.. BLENDER Morning sweety. Her name was. SNOOKY (CONT’D) This is so fly. BLENDER'S OFFICE . I don't hear much. Blender is alone looking at some papers. Since she moved to Vegas.MORNING Mary walks in his office. BLENDER What the hell.
DAY As Jericho prepares the weights. Terry enters. She spots Jericho then goes to him as he psyches himself up. I want that woman. The owner of the gym. they stare at his welldefined muscles. MICHAEL CLAYTON (30's). In the distance Tommy Lee is working out on a punching bag. Other Athletes are amazed as Jericho bench presses 285 pounds. a cart then organizes a bar with the correct amount of plays in the background. goes to Jericho. Jericho is attached to that. have you ever given any thought to boxing? Or maybe ultimate fighting? Jericho shakes his head and continues exercising smiling JERICHO Nope. TOMMY LEE She's Fine. MICHAEL Jericho. Jericho changes the radio station to Rock music. ELEVATOR MUSIC working out around him.21. BLENDER You better be careful. Blender looks out. an athletic man himself and former Heavy Weight Champion of the World. MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM . I'm having her. TOMMY LEE I don't think that makes any difference. He looks in at Blender. As Jericho performs the set. When I was in the army I had all the fighting I wanted. INT. (CONTINUED) . Tommy Lee sees her pass by with great interest as he come to Blender's office door. Blender shakes his head. That's a game changer. ATHLETES are He picks up towels and throws them in few weights.
22. MICHAEL Good. They walk out. walking and jogging. JERICHO Hi. CONTINUED: MICHAEL I think you got something. TERRY What's that guy's problem? JERICHO He's a little nuts. Tommy stares at Terry as they leave. (CONTINUED) . Boyd on a training program. One knocks off his hat. HOODLUM #1 Give us your money old man. He smiles. He walks away as Jericho nods. Jericho and Terry sit on a bench eating a sandwiches and talking. TERRY Thought I'd come by and take you to lunch. JERICHO Great. Three HOODLUMS have surrounded an OLD MAN on a park bench. TERRY Hi baby. JERICHO Thanks Boss. Let me know. I'd be glad to get you set up with Mr. Terry walks up. EXT. He discretely gets between them and gives Tommy a look. You could still work here while you train. He smiles and notices Tommy Lee looking at her. I'll think it over. PARK .EVENING PEOPLE are biking.
Terry turns to Jericho. Don't get excited. CONTINUED: Terry stands. Hoodlum #1 pushes him. JERICHO They're just joking around. Terry watches the Hoodlums for a moment. Jericho takes her hand and tries to pull her back down. Finally. JERICHO That might have guns or something. HOODLUM #1 Work it out? How 'bout we work it out on your head? The Hoodlums laugh maniacally as Jericho appears intimidated. JERICHO Please stop.23. (CONTINUED) . We can work this out. He motions to Terry to move back. JERICHO Okay. when the Hoodlums reach out to grab Terry. but he seems unsure what to do. The Old Man makes a call on his cell phone the moment the Hoodlums walk away from him. She takes Jericho's hand and pulls him up with her watching the Hoodlums continue to harass the Old Man. TERRY (to the Hoodlums) Leave him alone! The Hoodlums turn to face Terry. A Hoodlum slaps the man on the back of the head then another on the side of the face. he steps in front of her. The Hoodlums surround Jericho. They instantly lose interest in the Old Man and close in on her. Leave it alone. TERRY We have to do something. The Hoodlums raise their fists.
just don't hurt anyone. JERICHO That was close. The Old Man approaches the couple.. Violence just freaks me out since I came home. OLD MAN The police are coming to get you bastards! The Hoodlums turn toward the Old Man and see that his cell phone is against his ear. TERRY (stopping) What's wrong with you? JERICHO (frowning) I don't know. Let's go. OLD MAN (to Terry) Thank you. OLD MAN It's okay. CONTINUED: (2) HOODLUM #1 Give us your money. HOODLUM #1 Your lucky today old man. JERICHO Sorry.24. Some people are just not cut out to deal with kicking ass. JERICHO Sure. The hoodlum shoves Jericho again. Jericho and Terry smiles and walk away. He goes into his pocket. They run away. laughing.. Terry is preoccupied. (CONTINUED) . Jericho averts his eyes in embarrassment. A policeman sees Jericho and comes up to him.
the kid is mistaken. don't you hear so good. Jericho is agitated. Shut up and step back. TERRY Officer. Policeman #2 slams Terry to the ground. Jericho is wild. Another policeman comes up and grabs Terry jerking her arms behind her back. Jericho glances toward a kid. PARK POLICEMAN #1 That kid says you tried to rob him. CONTINUED: (3) PARK POLICEMAN #1 Did you see an old man back there? JERICHO Yeah. JERICHO I didn't try to rob anybody. Policeman #1 starts pulling his gun. (looks at Jericho) Hands behind your back.25. He punches #1 and slams #2 to the ground with a military move. (CONTINUED) . PARK POLICEMAN #1 Ma'am you need to stay out of this. you're under arrest. #1 comes at him again. TERRY Hey. JERICHO Hey. PARK POLICEMAN #1 I hear fine. Jericho punches Policeman #1 before he can hit him and then #2 to get him off of Terry. PARK POLICEMAN #2 All right lady. Policeman #1 starts pulling out his night stick. she didn't do anything. Michael Clayton steps between them.
PARK POLICEMAN #1 Listen Champ. Terry gets up with #2 holding her arm. Sides he's milk toast. and I got tickets to any events in town any time.. PARK POLICEMAN #2 Watch yourself. Michael looks at Jericho. MICHAEL Hey. The old man walks up and interrupts. You guy's bring your family's to my restaurant anytime and enjoy a meal on me and let's call this a big mistake. you need to back-off. he's sorry in a big way. This guy is. The cops get up and straighten themselves.26. MICHAEL Tel ya what. Jericho is still pissed off staring at the cops. Come by my office when you can. POLICEMAN #1 He struck a police officer. PARK POLICEMAN #1 All right for you Champ. long before your slow asses got here. MICHAEL Thank you. #2 looks back at Jericho. The cops look at his friend and then Jericho for a second. I know these people.. (CONTINUED) . Michael smiles. wait a second. They don't do this kind of stuff. CONTINUED: (4) MICHAEL Wow. OLD MAN What you jumping on him for? The thugs been gone. The cops walk away.
TERRY No. (CONTINUED) . EXT.27. Jericho opens the door and puts one leg out.DAY Jericho walks toward the front door. Better get that under control. believe in yourself. Terry drives away. This whole thing just took me by surprise. She caresses his face and kisses his lips. Jericho tries to wrap his arms around her. TERRY That was pretty bad ass. INT. baby. We'll Make it all right. Don't worry baby. Jericho's is sad. She gives him another peck on the cheek and he gets out of the car. Mary is walking from her car still looking sexy and seductive. Terry kisses his cheek. JERICHO I guess I'm just a born loser. CAR . CONTINUED: (5) MICHAEL I never seen this side of you. TERRY I love you. but Terry walks on. Michael smiles and walks away with a woman that is waiting on him. It scared me and I went soft before I thought. MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM . Jericho follows appearing sad. She catches up to Jericho.AFTERNOON Terry drives her car to the front of the gym and stops. JERICHO I'm sorry. then the cops grabbing you turned me completely around.
JERICHO Come on Mary. Mary is standing in the reception area next to her desk. You're so pretty and nice I didn't think you would care. You tried. I thought we talked this out. CONTINUED: MARY Hello spazz. Mary raises her eye brows and hold out her hands gesturing to her body. MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM . MARY I know. How am I suppose to feel? JERICHO I'm sorry. just up and left me for that. woman. MARY Quit looking at my ass. She appears distracted the sees Jericho then snaps out of it. MARY Jerrod. JERICHO I never meant to hurt you.28. Jericho stands there watching her. like look at what you missed. MARY You. JERICHO Sorry...LOCKER ROOM Jericho walks in. (Jericho rolls his eyes) I'm just pissed cause you don't love me. Mary kisses him slowly near his mouth. I should have never gone out with those other guys. She walks on. DISSOLVE TO: INT. Jericho looks sadly at her. I loved you and you just threw me away. (CONTINUED) .
you're beautiful. Mary smiles big. Jericho turns to go. Take it over to Verizon Arena right away.... Jericho turns and starts walking out. MARY Hey. Tommy smiles and squeezes her waist. the way you act you couldn't get a girl with a machine gun. JERICHO No. CONTINUED: MARY Jericho.29.. (CONTINUED) . Mary hands him the letter. MARY Tommy. MARY (CONT’D) Get you hands off my ass little man and your eyes on it. (Jericho turns) Do you think I'm pretty? Jericho smiles.. MARY I should have some thug rough your ass up. Jericho smiles. JERICHO I'll be back.. (holds out a letter) This one's high priority. Tommy Lee walks up and puts his hand on Mary's ass looking at Jericho. TOMMY LEE What's up loser? Jericho just looks at him. JERICHO All right.
(looks at Jericho) Hey loser. MICHAEL He should know better. Michael walks up. BLENDER Snooks. What's shakin? MICHAEL I told you ta keep your gamblin mafia ass outta here. MICHAEL Get lose Tommy. CONTINUED: (2) MARY Okay sweety. Snooky turns to go. Jericho ignores him. I'm going to lunch with Blender. Pissed.30. Blender walks up. SNOOKY Hey champ. Tommy rolls his eyes and leaves. Blender smiles and they leave. SNOOKY Let's roll before we have a lynchin in here. MARY Thanks boss. JERICHO You still mad about me and Mary. Snooky strolls in the front door. Hi champ. BLENDER No. SNOOKY Don't get all communist on me. Michael smiles and looks toward Jericho holding the envelope. Hi sweet girl. (CONTINUED) .
DAY Jericho walks out and sits on his Harley. The car stays a few feet from him. bro. The thugs car stops next to him. He is beat up and dirty. What ya running for? Jericho looks at them managing to get out from under the motorcycle. JERICHO There's no money. Jericho slides around a corner and speeds on. He opens the throttle and leans into a long curve. MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM . Suddenly he hits a hidden rock. CONTINUED: (3) MICHAEL Take care of my business buddy. Jericho is stuck under the bike trying to get out. The motorcycle cuts across a vacant lot. Jericho hears them and glances back. HOODLUM #1 Hey. They roll out and follow Jericho.31. The bike lays down and slides to a stop. EXT. Hoodlum #1 is sitting in an old Chevrolet Caprice with his two thug friends. (CONTINUED) . That bitch of your created a problem for us. LITTLE ROCK CITY STREET . EXT. He puts on his Aviator sunglasses and helmet. The car is right behind him. Jericho does a back hand wave as he leaves.DAY The hoodlum's car rides close to Jericho's back fender. He sees the car and speed forward avoiding them. They fall in on him and begin to beat Jericho. Jericho fires up his motorcycle and rides out. Jericho limbs a little trying stay standing. HOODLUM #1 Give us your money. HOODLUM #2 You got an ass beatin comin. They speed forward to bump him.
SNOOKY Sure Jericho. CONTINUED: Jericho is desperate and begins to fight back. thanks. (CONTINUED) .32. Hoodlum #3 get scared and runs away. JERICHO Yeah. SNOOKY You ah right. SNOOKY You dumb asses don't know when to quit. Jericurl. SNOOKY You know the game man. Why don't you come work for me? JERICHO Sorry. No body's called me by my name in a lot of years. Snooky smiles. Out of know where Snooky shows up and hits the Hood across the head with a blackjack. puts the kickstand down and limbs as he looks it over. JERICHO Thanks Markus. HOODLUM #1 Son-of-a-bitch. but I like it at the gym. JERICHO Anyway. The thug hits the ground. Jericho leaves the two men lying in a heap. Snooky kicks the guy. Hoodlum #2 gets up and Jericho grabs his throat and slams him backward over #1 with a thud. Hoodlum #1 comes around and charges Jericho. Jericho picks his motorcycle up. He punches Hoodlum #1 and he goes down then Hoodlum #2 get a punch to the head and hits the ground.
I'm turning over a new leaf. Jericho smiles and weakly gets on his motorcycle. He takes a deep breath.33. FANCY RESTAURANT . you can't live life by avoiding every problem that Comes up. SNOOKY Shut up piss bucket. Later. 3D SUPER .NIGHT Jericho and Terry sit at a table in this fancy restaurant secluded near the back looking at menus. BLENDER Let's go Oreo. The two downed hoods lie on the ground and raise up to watching Jericho leave. Snooky goes to his car and looks back at Jericho as he opens the door. JERICHO I keep having trouble. Me and the Blender got business. starts it and rides away. I gotta run. TERRY Honey.One year Later TERRY This place is so romantic. Terry's smile disappears. (CONTINUED) . They see Snooky and lie back down faking being knocked out. Snooky gets in the car and starts it. What's up? Jericho gives her a shallow smile. DISSOLVE TO: INT. JERICHO I know. CONTINUED: (2) SNOOKY It's okay my man.
TERRY I love you. Jericho is not happy. Terry grabs her purse and stands. Jericho sees Tommy Lee talking to Terry. TERRY I'm sorry honey. marry me? Terry is quiet for a moment. CONTINUED: TERRY (CONT’D) Something bothering you? Jericho thinks for a moment. Please excuse me. Terry turns to go. I'm going to the rest room.. She slowly brings her mouth to his and kisses him sweetly. JERICHO No. He isn't shy about checking Terry's curvy body out. TOMMY LEE Wow! Hi doll.BEAUTIFUL DIAMOND RING Terry smiles with delight. but then frowns. she walks alongside Tommy Lee sitting near the back of the restaurant with Snooky. so he slaps a ring on the table. As she tries to walk away.34. Tommy Lee puts a hand on her arm to stop her. You are one hot mamma. TERRY I'm taken care of just fine. CLOSE ON . JERICHO It's beautiful.. JERICHO (CONT’D) Will you. As Terry heads to the rest room. (CONTINUED) . She takes one of Jericho's hands in hers. Why don't you let ole' Tommy take care of ya. He puts the ring on her finger. Jericho can't find the words.
TERRY Aren't you special. SNOOKY Back off a little there Champ. no.35. TERRY No. Tommy Lee stands in front of her. As Terry tries to move away. SNOOKY Come on man. TOMMY LEE (seeing Jericho. This is to far out. Snooky smiles. Ignores Snooky. Terry shakes her head. Still holding Terry's arm. TOMMY LEE I'm just trying to be nice. ON JERICHO . WBL Champion of the World.whose face is red. Jericho stands. he smiles) Competition does a body good. He clutches the tablecloth in his hand as if it were Tommy Lee's neck. TERRY You keep talking in riddles (CONTINUED) . Tommy turns back to Terry. Terry pulls her hand away. CONTINUED: (2) TOMMY LEE Don't you recognize me? From the gym. TOMMY LEE I'm Tommy Lee. Sorry. Jericho leaves the table and approaches Tommy Lee and Terry. SNOOKY It ain't workin bro.
The bodyguard stands his ground. The lead body guard intervenes. flexing his muscles and making fists. Finally he takes Terry's hand and leads her toward the front door TOMMY LEE (calling after Jericho) It wouldn't be fair. TOMMY LEE Stay out of this. (CONTINUED) .36. Tommy Lee continues to grin at Jericho. Snooky gives his bodyguard the nod. We got this.DAY Jericho and Terry walk down the street. CONTINUED: (3) Jericho gets between Tommy Lee and Terry. Tommy relaxes. DISSOLVE TO: EXT. Let's get out of here. Jericho seems torn between fighting and walking away. JERICHO You're drunk. anyway. JERICHO If I say to much Blender will get me fired. Go home. Tommy Lee sits at his table with Snooky. SNOOKY Go on Jericho. I'd kick yer ass with two peg legs and an eye patch. TERRY That Tommy is such an ass. CITY STREET . BODYGUARD Come on Tommy. SNOOKY We're not askin Tommy.
BLENDER'S OFFICE . CONTINUED: TERRY That might be good. TOMMY LEE This place is the bomb. We don't need that kind of publicity. I heard about it. like you always do. Blender slaps Tommy Lee on the back of the head. Blender smiles and shakes his head. (CONTINUED) . BLENDER Why is that? TOMMY LEE I met the woman of my dreams last night. She shoots them the finger while chewing her gum.37. dog. INT. BLENDER Stop that shit before I take a machete to ya. This one be different. BLENDER If you're talking about Jericho's girl. Don't try that booty rustler shit. Tommy checks out sexy Mary through the large glass window as she passes by. TOMMY LEE I want her. BLENDER Get you a bitch you can spend too much money on. He licks his lips. Terry kisses him on the cheek. MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM . Jericho nods as they walk on. We need to get away from all of that Gangster stuff. TOMMY LEE I ain't rustlin nothin.DAY Tommy Lee and Blender sit with their arms draped over a bench.
At the door of this comfortable room. DISSOLVE TO: INT. not ripping off booty. She hands him a couple of dollar bills from a nearby table.Since our eyes met. YOUNG MAN Theses are for you. Terry makes a beeline for the kitchen with the bouquet and ticket in hand. Terry starts back toward the kitchen carrying the flowers looking at the card. CLOSE ON TICKET . smiles and closes the door.DAY A beautiful arrangement of flowers dominates the coffee table of this third floor apartment.which reads . Terry is sitting on the sofa going through her mail. YOUNG MAN Terry Savalas? TERRY Yes. TERRY'S LIVING ROOM . Tommy Lee She shakes her head and appears concerned. TERRY'S POV A YOUNG MAN with a bouquet of a dozen white roses and an envelope stands on the other side of the door. She hears her door bell. Terry gets up and goes to the door. CONTINUED: BLENDER (LAUGHING) They're all different. BACK TO SCENE Terry opens the door.38. Terry looks through the peephole. She places the flowers on the coffee table. (CONTINUED) . He hands her the bouquet and the envelope. I can't stop thinking about you. Terry drops them in the trash container. then pulls a ticket out of the envelope. You need to focus on fighting.
TERRY Who is this? TOMMY LEE (PHONE V. Terry turns into an alley and begins running.O. TERRY What do you want? TOMMY LEE (PHONE V.39.O. She utters a SCREAM of frustration. CONTINUED: She goes to the sofa and sits down then covers her face. Terry looks at her wristwatch. TERRY'S POV Tommy Lee on the phone waves at her from the opposite building. She stops at a store front and window shops then moves on. I was jes tryin' to show you how much I like ya with the flowers and all. TERRY Hello? TOMMY LEE Hi. (PHONE V. The phone rings. Panicking. BACK TO SCENE She hurriedly closes the blinds and hangs up. CITY STREET . She calmly turns around and begins walking in the opposite direction toward a few people in the distance.DAY Terry leaves her building and begins walking at a brisk pace.O. DISSOLVE TO: EXT.) .) Look out the window. Terry answers it. Terry continues to walk down the street when Tommy Lee appears in front of her. Tommy Lee follows her. Terry looks through the window.) Your life's about to change.
Don't get all freaky. EXT. Tommy Lee approaches. INT. TOMMY LEE I don't think she's breathing! The Witness pull out his cellphone and hurriedly dials 911. She turns right. Her face turns pale as she sees a brick wall at the end of the alley. Then. Tommy Lee is only a couple yards away from her. hitting her head again on the pavement. ALLEY . but there's too much clattering inside for someone to hear her. Terry falls violently. Terry slumps against the door. Main and Broadway. she trips in a pothole and slams her head against the concrete wall. She is behind a Chinese restaurant. Tommy Lee is confused as Terry races past him and away. She begins BANGING on the door. WITNESS Is she Okay? Tommy Lee reaches Terry and gently cradles her head in his lap.40. just as Terry is almost out of the alley.CONTINUOUS Terry is now near Argenta Square. Terry's eyes widen. WITNESS We need an ambulance.. The Enclave. A woman fell and I don't think she's breathing.. There are trash cans next to the door at the end of the alley. He waves his hands in the air. 1ST FLOOR APARTMENT LIVING ROOM . The alley is concealed from people on the street by dirty boxes. .DAY A WITNESS opens his window near where Terry fell. Seeing that she's cornered. TOMMY LEE I jes wanna talk to ya.
I'm sorry. Terry Savalas. I can't talk right now. the woman involved. was taken to police headquarters for questioning about what appears to be a stalking incident. I'm a promoter with the Israel Boxing Association. where are you? CLOSE ON TV . Tommy Lee. Tommy Lee denies any involvement. HIRAM (PHONE V. is in a coma and can give no details about the incident. Hey. I'll lay this on you and you can call me back. Ms. Tommy Lee's face appears in a side picture next to the REPORTER. It rings five times before he answers. JERICHO Hello HIRAM (PHONE V. WBL champion of the world. STREET . JERICHO'S LIVING ROOM . come on.O. followed by two police cars. JERICHO Hi Hiram.O. A siren is heard coming down the street. REPORTER This afternoon.a commercial ends and a news program begins.DAY Jericho switches TV channels while trying to call Terry on his cell phone. PARAMEDICS arrive. The Paramedics.DAY Tommy Lee strokes Terry's hair as she mumbles incoherently. He smiles to see her mumbling. EXT. Jericho's phone rings.) Hey buddy. Jericho changes channels and then a news bulletin flashes across the screen. because he watches the news.41. Unfortunately. POLICEMEN. JERICHO Terry. Jericho slowly closes the cell phone and watches closely. (MORE) (CONTINUED) . the Witness and several other business NEIGHBORS all gathering around Terry.) Okay. INT.
I seen her a few times around town. OLDER COP Because one of the cops took a night stick to ya. TOMMY LEE Look. INT. Ever heard of it? HENDRIX Last year two women filed sexual harassment complaints against you. HENDRIX (leaning forward) We have a witness that said you were talking to her. HENDRIX What's your version. CONTINUED: HIRAM (PHONE V. We can make a shit load of money. Think about. An older cop (50's). cause I was innocent.) (CONT'D) I want you to fight for me. Jericho closes his phone.NIGHT DETECTIVE HENDRIX. TOMMY LEE No. TOMMY LEE Check further. That was all dropped. I was jes being friendly. Hiram. TOMMY LEE I told ya before.42. sits at a table across from Tommy. I'll call you. POLICE INTERROGATION ROOM . JERICHO Okay.O. I was jes passin' by. Were you just being friendly then? (CONTINUED) . HENDRIX You were arrest for harassing her ten days ago.
WITNESS Looked like he was about two or three yards away with his hands in the air. Let's go. is all. That's what it looked like. DISSOLVE TO: EXT. WITNESS I don't know. I never touched 'em. Then out of nowhere she started screaming and running. POLICE INTERROGATION ROOM . (CONTINUED) . Tommy gets up and walks out with Snooky. Snooky sticks his head in the door.DAY Tommy Lee and Snooky are coming out of the police department with Blender. HENDRIX So you confirm Tommy Lee's account As I stated it? The Witness nods. They's after my money. Got ya bailed out champ. Interview is over. CONTINUED: TOMMY LEE Your funny. I think he was trying to calm her down. INT. WITNESS Yes sir. For no reason that I could see. POLICE DEPARTMENT . HENDRIX You're sure he didn't threaten or touch her. SNOOKY Hey gestapo. HENDRIX Why would he be trying to calm her down? The Witness shrugs.LATER The Older Cop is interrogating another Witness.43.
(CONTINUED) . I chose to be blind. JERICHO Do you think she knows where she is? Who I am? DOCTOR I don't know. a tall and slim man enters.NIGHT Terry is hooked up to several machines. INT. (The Witness leaves and ANOTHER COP enters. I was a coward. JERICHO I'm so sorry. HOSPITAL ROOM . OTHER COP He did something.) We got nothin'. We don't know enough about comas to cause her to come out of it. Jericho looks up and reluctantly releases Terry's hand and goes to the Doctor. CONTINUED: HENDRIX That'll be all. DOCTOR THORN(40's). He caresses Terry's hand. Talking always helps.44. If she wakes up. Thank you. tears run down his face. He holds her hand in his. we'll bust his ass. The witness confirms Tommy's story. Talk to her. I'm ashamed that I didn't do something to stop Tommy. The Doctor makes some notations on Terry's chart then smiles at Jericho patting him on the shoulder as he leaves. she has brain activity and that's good. She could come out today or twenty years from now. I sorry we just don't know. Jericho sits close to her bed.. This is my fault. But. JERICHO Any news? DOCTOR No. Because I didn't want to admit what was going on right in front of me. Jericho goes to Terry..
JOANNA I'm sorry baby. (CONTINUED) . sweetheart. Joanna sizes him up as her eyes travel through his features. JERICHO Are you family? She turns to him still sobbing. JERICHO Bye. Joanna. but I'm here. She grabs Terry's hand in hers. JOANNA I'm her mother. I'll be back. CONTINUED: The Doctor races back inside. He takes a second look amazed at how much she looks like Terry. then she grabs his hand and shakes it. DOCTOR What's going on? Jericho shakes his head and continues to sob. Jericho sees her. Did you tell her you won the lottery? Jericho smiles. JOANNA It took me a while. JERICHO I had no idea. Jericho takes a long look at Terry before leaving the room. JERICHO Nothing I was just talking to her.45. Jericho stretches out his hand. Jericho gives her a look. DOCTOR All of her vitals spiked. enters the room slowly. The doctor checks her and pats him on the shoulder then walks out. She looks at Terry and starts to sob while she kisses Terry's face.
all bad for a little girl. JOANNA He's here. That whole scene. I've been wrong about keeping him away and I'm here to fix it. I kept him from her and finally he quit trying to see her when she was about eight. JOANNA He was in the fight game and was generally being bad news. she doesn't even know his name. JERICHO Why doesn't he come see her.46. Jericho is startled. A tear goes down Joanna's cheeks. bad people. CONTINUED: (2) JERICHO I know she'll be glad. I intend to let her read them. (CONTINUED) . JERICHO Does she know? JOANNA No. JOANNA My sister told me she has been so happy lately. JERICHO Are you staying? JOANNA Yes.) These are letters to her from him. JERICHO Where's her father. JOANNA He doesn't know she's here. (She shows him the letters. Joanna grabs some letters from her purse and places them on the table. the alcohol. For a while. JERICHO That's pretty harsh.
JERICHO What are we talking. Michael appears surprised to see him. MICHAEL This is the quickest route. You got me. MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM -DAY Jericho walks toward Michael's office with determined strides passing people sparing and lifting weights. MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM . INT.) We'll talk. Joanna watches him go. JERICHO Okay.DAY Jericho pulls up on his motorcycle and parks.MICHAEL'S OFFICE . If you can get a title in Israel.47.CONTINUOUS Jericho bursts in without knocking. (Jericho turns and walks out. INT. MICHAEL Okay. you can get one here. CONTINUED: (3) Jericho is sad. Joanna stares at him silently. Michael studies him for a moment and stands. JERICHO I hope everything works out for you and Terry. MICHAEL Okay? JERICHO I'm ready to box now. MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM . EXT. (CONTINUED) . all I want is a shot at Tommy Lee. You fight in Israel and American. He wants you to fight too. He gets off and goes inside. Your friend Hiram called. I've got to get going. if your bad ass enough.
and gestures for him to turn around. CONTINUED: JERICHO I'm listening. Hey Jericho. MICHAEL Have I got a deal for you. MICHAEL I want him to go through the whole program. Jericho nods. What about endurance and skill? MICHAEL That's your department.DAY Michael and Jericho walk into Boyd's office. BOYD (to Jericho) What's the motivation? JERICHO (shrugs) The championship of the world. Jericho obeys. After he's finished. Michael puts his hands on Boyd's desk and leans forward. BOYD That's what Sitting Bull said to Custer. His friend Hiram wants him to fight in Israel and after he is seasoned he can fight here. BOYD (to Michael) His frame is good. Boyd smiles. MICHAEL My boy Jericho needs a trainer. MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM . DISSOLVE TO: INT. Boyd smiles as they walk in..48. Boyd motions for him to sit down.BOYD'S OFFICE . (CONTINUED) . Stands and gives Jericho's body a long onceover.. BOYD For what? How to dress.
Sorry. MICHAEL Looks like we're off to a great start. MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM . Joanna sits with her daughter.49. then gets to his feet. (CONTINUED) . DISSOLVE TO: INT. BOYD Good. CONTINUED: Boyd whistles. Jericho gets off of his motorcycle and joins him. JERICHO Good. just a friend. JOANNA Come in. The nurse is wrapping up her job. let's start at the top and work our way down. TOMMY LEE No. Tommy leaves. BOYD All right. Tommy Lee walks to the door and looks in. DISSOLVE TO: EXT. Jericho also stands.AFTERNOON A nurse is cleaning Terry's Tubes and checking the equipment. Boyd gets out and walks to the entrance. tomorrow morning. Jericho is surprised. I was just passing by. HOSPITAL ROOM .MORNING A car pulls into the parking lot. The nurse looks up and smiles. four o'clock. NURSE Are you family? TOMMY LEE No.
50. Take those off and get on the rope. Jericho grabs a jump rope and starts jumping at a slow pace. Jericho stops and begins taping his hands JERICHO When do I start? BOYD You're started.MORNING Boyd and Jericho enter the gym and Boyd turns on the lights. The two men continue walking. Boyd watches Jericho. JERICHO When do I fight? (CONTINUED) . BOYD Not yet. Jericho stands near the ring. Boyd stares at Jericho for a moment as if sizing up the challenge at hand. INT. good. BOYD (CONT’D) Tape your hands dummy. Boyd slaps him on the back. He trips. CONTINUED: BOYD (smiling) Look who's got the balls to be on time. who is sweating. BOYD Why are you wearing gloves? JERICHO I'm here to box. then nods at Jericho's hands. Get on the big bag. He's wearing gloves. Jericho looks at him wondering why the quick change and goes the bag then starts punching it. but doesn't seem to be tired. BOYD (CONT’D) Okay. MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM .
Boyd moves in toward Jericho. Then he grabs two gloves and puts them on Jericho. Boyd grabs a helmet and passes it to Jericho. (CONTINUED) . Boyd gets in the ring. Jericho gets in the ring and dances around shadow boxing. CONTINUED: BOYD As soon as I think you can wipe somebodies ass. Boyd moves quickly around Jericho. Try me on turd cake. BOYD Get in the ring. Boyd puts a set of gloves on his fist. Jericho follows Boyd across the ring watching his closely. JERICHO What now? Boyd goes to the corner and hits the bell. BOYD This is your coming out party. JERICHO You? BOYD Show me what you got. He shoves Jericho away from him.51. JERICHO You got somebody for me to spare with? BOYD I do. BOYD Hit me little girl. JERICHO (IMPATIENT) I'm there. JERICHO Are you sure? Boyd punches him lightly in the head.
Jericho recovers Still in pain. Since he's paying the bills. Hire-him. you gotta do it. Boyd punches Jericho in the head. CONTINUED: (2) Jericho swing and Boyd dodges. Above the gloves are photos of Muhammad Ali. Jericho tries again.where two autographed boxing gloves are hanging. Ray Robinson and Sugar Ray Leonard. Jericho shakes it off. Jericho looks at Boyd's wall. CLOSE ON WALL . Boyd gestures for him to sit. He crosses the canvas and gets out of the ring. BOYD Yeah. One from Sugar Ray Leonard and the second from Michael Clayton. Jericho smiles. A recorded fight comes on the TV.52.CONTINUOUS Jericho enters the room. Boyd smiles at the ease of the dodge. Your friend in Israel sent over a plan for you. Boyd punches him in the ear and Jericho falls to the canvas looking up at Boyd. (CONTINUED) . MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM . JERICHO I never noticed those before. Jericho obliges. JERICHO What the hell? BOYD You still think you're ready? (Jericho shakes his head no) Get you ass up and come with me.BOYD'S OFFICE . INT. JERICHO Hiram. Boyd dodges and punches him in the stomach and knocks the air out of Jericho. Boyd takes his gloves off and tosses them in the corner of the ring. Boyd puts in a DVD. Jericho follows as he takes his gloves off.
sending him into the iron bar at the corner. BOYD Good. when his Opponent turns. One of them hits his opponent under the belt. JERICHO Okay. HOSPITAL ROOM . JERICHO Cool. quit acting like a rump wrangler and get tough. Boyd shows Jericho his right hand. the Boxer punches him violently in the back of the head. CLOSE ON FLAT SCREEN TV . Boyd looks at the TV.DAY Jericho enters Terry's room with a picture in one hand and roses in the other behind his back. Boyd's desk is full of papers and disorganized. BOYD Get ya some of this and you'll always be the kinda man you're suppose to be. DISSOLVE TO: INT. Jericho raises his eye brows and slowly nods. JERICHO Yeah. Then. that was wrong.TWO BOXERS are fighting. CONTINUED: BOYD I worked with those guy one time or another. JERICHO Don't get crazy.53. acting as if Terry is aware he's there. He gently kisses Terry's forehead. (CONTINUED) . The word "RESPECT" is tattooed across the top. The guy is a dirty fighter. He should be booted out. BOYD You see that bull-shit. He holds it up to show Jericho. I get it.
Jericho walks around the bed. INT.of Jericho and Terry looking at the sunset in the Grand Canyon. anyway. An on duty NURSE stops beside Jericho. MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM . I know you like orchids best. but there's no reaction. HOSPITAL HALLWAY . CONTINUED: He places the picture in front of her face. Jericho hears this and smiles.DAY The gym is full of BOXERS dancing around. INT. watching. then leaves the room. JERICHO Hi.THREE MONTHS LATER MICHAEL Is he ready? BOYD Yeah.. I'm getting past the shyness as you can see. Her eyes remain closed. Come back to me. He brings the roses out and holds them in front of her. you know. I love you. checking to make sure everything is as it should be. he half-killed a couple of sparing partners.DAY Jericho stops outside Terry's room visibly up-set.. Jericho forces a smile. No reaction. He sits on the bed near Terry and strokes her face. jumping rope and fighting. (CONTINUED) . He kisses Terry's forehead. punching balls. NURSE Are you all right? Jericho nods and walks away. That training program the Hebrew sent over is damn good. Jericho sits on a bench. CLOSE ON PICTURE . but roses are a symbol of love. JERICHO(CONT'D) Baby. So. Jericho waits for a moment.54. 3D SUPER . Boyd and Michael standing close by.
DAY Jericho and Boyd are walking down a corridor toward the exit. CONTINUED: MICHAEL You think he can be the new Tyson. what ever you need. if I go.55. MICHAEL You buddy said. BOYD Maybe. Hello Mr. I recognize you from your Facebook page. MICHAEL Hiram will take care of you. He's stronger now and has excellent skills. BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ... Jericho. Boyd. six months? Boyd nods. MICHAEL (CONT’D) Send him to Israel. Michael smiles. BOYD I don't talk Israeli. Jericho is happy. Jericho sees him and moves to him with Boyd. Hiram Hey. He and Hiram hug. MICHAEL What'd you think. JERICHO Hey.TEL AVIV METROPOLITAN . HIRAM Yeah. JERICHO Good to see you buddy. You go with him. Hiram sees them and yells out. (MORE) (CONTINUED) . I gotta come back every week to see Terry. DISSOLVE TO: EXT.
JERICHO "THE DOMINATOR" JOURNEY vs.. The Gun is looking his opponent over as he shadow boxes. (the crowd goes wild) Welcooome Pakistan.. NOKIA ARENA . Jericho is dancing and shadow boxing in his corner. BOYD Thanks. (the Pakistani crowd goes wild) (he points to Jericho) (MORE) (CONTINUED) . CONTINUED: HIRAM (CONT'D) (Boyd smiles and nods) Come on the limo's outside.NIGHT Boyd and Hiram are getting their equipment ready in Jericho's corner with a full house of fight fans in the back ground..56. Huge banners and billboards decorate the area. HIRAM ROSEN GYM . Hiram is watching with Boyd. The announce comes to the center of the ring. HIRAM Tonight will tell everything. but he's very determined. DISSOLVE TO: INT.NIGHT Limousines and expensive luxury cars pull up and let people out. In the opposite corner. CLOSE ON A ONE SHEET BY THE FRONT DOOR .TEL AVIV . NOKIA ARENA .DAY Jericho is in the ring sparing with his new partner. DISSOLVE TO: EXT.. ISREALI ANNOUNCER Welcooome Israel.Featuring Israel's own . Flaming fist tonight! INT.TEL AVIV ..TEL AVIV . Jericho and Boyd look at each other and smile. HIRAM You've done as great job with Jericho. Pakistan's UZZY "THE GUN" KHAN.
Then The gun moves in and Jericho sees his chance. The fighter go to the center of the ring and bump gloves. He puts them in an empty vase. Jericho-The Domina. that was my fifteenth win. The crowd roars.DAY Jericho walks in Terry's room and sets down his traveling bag and goes to Terry that is still in a comma with flowers. Jericho is moving in on the The Gun. The gun wobbles and Jericho slams him again. BOYD Watch his left. Jericho moves in again and slams a few punches. Hiram is watching closely. The Gun falls out on the canvas knocked out. (MORE) (CONTINUED) . The crowd gasp. DISSOLVE TO: INT.tor Journey (the crowd goes wild again) And in the corner (he points) Uzzy-The GUUN Khan. HOSPITAL ROOM .. CONTINUED: ISREALI ANNOUNCER (CONT'D) In this corner we have.. The Gun hits him in the side of the head and Jericho falls back. I won.57. Hiram and Boyd jump in the ring and hold up their fighter arm in victory. The referee comes to the ring and speaks inaudibly to the fighter and bumps their gloves again. JERICHO Hi sweetheart. Sorry I'm a day late. Blood flies and Jericho gives him a left and sight combination. Yes. I had another fight. HIRAM Put him in the corner and beat him down. ISREALI ANNOUNCER (CONT’D) Let's fight! The boxers begin to spare with each other. He hits him square in the nose.
ISRAEL'S own. Jericho watches him.TEL AVIV METROPOLITAN . Don't forget me.Israel's JERICHO-THE-DOMINATOR-JOURNEY vs. The referree talks quietly to them and bumps their gloves and fighter begin to spare.. I love you. Give him something to dream about. EXT. The announcer come to the ring as Goliath gets in the ring with his two ring men. CONTINUED: JERICHO (CONT'D) My big one's coming up next week then I come back to the States.. BOYD Knock his cocky ass out. HIRAM Watch him. INT. Jericho smiles. Palestine's OMAR-THE-BRONZE-GOLIATH-NASEER.a large Israir passenger plane glides in and lands. He dances around proudly. BOYD Knock him OUT! (CONTINUED) . CLOSE ON A ONE SHEET . David vs. The fighter come to the center of the ring. Jericho nods.NIGHT There is a huge crowd of fight fans and posters everywhere.TEL AVIV . NOKIA ARENA . Hiram and Boyd are talking to Jericho in their corner while checking his gloves and mouth piece.DAY ESTABLISHING .atooor Journey And across the ring is Omar The Brooonze Goooliath Naseer. (points) Jericho The Domin. He'll cut you with his gloves or head but you.. Goliath in a fist of fire bout. BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ..58. ISREALI ANNOUNCER In this corner.
he hits like a sledge hammer. He's a methodical fighter and he'll get confused. JERICHO I don't know Hiram. The Bronze prances around the downed Jericho. CONTINUED: Jericho is punching to no effect. The Bronze hits Jericho and knocks him back. (looks at the fighter. The whole countries watching. The referee begins to count. checking his welfare) (MORE) (CONTINUED) . BOYD Go after his ass like there is no tomorrow. Jericho presses his attack and continues to hit The Bronze. three. right and left. Jericho comes off of the ropes and The Bronze slam him in the side of the head. Jericho lets go and throws punches fast. Jericho goes to his knees and the crowd gasp. ISRAELI REFEREE One. The Bronze slows a little and backs off. HIRAM You can do it. The bell rings and The bronze slaps Jericho on the back of the head like he's a stooge. Jericho nods and gets up as the bell rings. Jericho gets up weakly and goes to his corner and sits on a stool. then take him out. HIRAM At least hit him back. then goes after him putting him on the ropes beating him seriously. Hiram cools him down with a sponge as Boyd checks his eyes. The Bronze wavers and Jericho hits him as the Bronze tries to head butt him knocking The bronze back against the ropes then forward to the matt. Then The Bronze moves in on him. HIRAM You gotta win this one. Jericho spares and fights a little. two.59.
CONTINUED: (2) ISRAELI REFEREE (CONT'D) Four. I've been reading about you.. Hiram and Boyd come to him and hold his arm in the air for victory. HOSPITAL ROOM .. The Bronze goes down to the canvas knocked out. A young nurse walks in. Jericho hits him so hard on his charge that spit flies from his mouth. Get well baby. JERICHO I'm back love. any news? YOUNG NURSE No.. But she remains heathy. The referee checks him and begins to count. that's good. Hiram looks up at Jericho. HIRAM You're the new Champ for the World Boxing League. Seven. six. It's time to go to America. Finally. YOUNG NURSE Hello Mr.DAY Jericho is sitting next to Terry hooked up to tubes still in a comma. ISRAELI REFEREE (CONT’D) One. I'll be here everyday now. how is Terry doing. DISSOLVE TO: INT. The crowd goes wild. eight. JERICHO Thank you. five. two. three. four. (CONTINUED) . Journey..60. What a career you're having. The Bronze gets up and abruptly flies into Jericho trying to head butt Jericho and cut him with his gloves.. I miss you. I'm sorry. no change. nine.. The Bronze people through in the towel.
Jericho's spares a little more and moves near his corner.a long banner that is hung from the wall behind the bleachers: TUESDAY FIGHT NIGHT . SNOOKY The night is young. Several people are betting with Snooky and cheering their favorite boxer on. BOYD Combinations. DISSOLVE TO: INT. Jericho turns his back to Boyd. at the concession stand. CLOSE ON . Boyd rolls his eyes. Lay some cheese on me.LOTTERY TICKETS. So what? BOYD That's what you think. now and then. His two body guards are nearby. Just like I showed you. Jericho and ANTON MASON (20's) get a signal from the ARENA REFEREE to fight instead of dance.LITTLE ROCK . ARGENTA BOXING ARENA . Snooky is walking around taking more bets with a pretty girl that is taking notes in a small book.NIGHT The small arena can hardly hold a hundred people. A few people gather around and make bets with Snooky. You better start listening or you're going to lose and all the wins in Israel are down the drain. CONTINUED: Jericho smiles and thinks. JERICHO I'm winning. (CONTINUED) . book is open. It's Round Five of the main event and the bell rings. A pretty girl dressed in a Bikini and heels walks across the ring holding up a large cardboard Beer commercial sign with Round Five printed on it.61. The two boxers are casually dancing around punching. They have cash in their hands waving it around talking. Some are dressed well while others are in their work clothes. Mostly men are there to watch the boxing match.
62. JERICHO Snooky. (CONTINUED) . Snooky knocks him back with a right cross. Everything settled down. Anton watches smiling. An unarmed security man pulls him back. SNOOKY Scuzzy ass. SPECTATOR Come on you lazy donkey's. CONTINUED: Snooky is ring side watching the fight. don't you know how to fight. Jericho looks toward Snooky. Snooky starts for the ring again. The referee tries to stop Snooky. ANTON What does you scuzzy ass know about it. I a business man. SCUZZY ASS. SNOOKY Boy. Jericho and the other Boxer go to the middle of the ring jabbing and dancing around each other. Jericho is still single punching and not keeping his guard up in the way he should. (he smiles) And I'm still taking bets on the foreign champ. Snooky stops and straightens his suit. Snooky's bodyguards grab the security guard and pulls him back. Jericho dances in the opposite corner. I'll wipe your ass my own self. Snook is insulted. Anton looks down. you're reining my fight not to mention the bets you hold. Snooky give him a scolding look. I got carried away. Snooky starts to go into the ring. SNOOKY I'm sorry Jericho.
You're out. homey. REFEREE Eight. The referee stands and holes Anton's arm in the air signaling the winner. FIGHT! Suddenly his opponent unleashes hell on Jericho in the form of a dozen combination one series after another. and just keep losin. The referee counts down. Jericho stumbles and the fighter gives him a right cross knocking him to the canvass. SNOOKY Hey. Snooky smiles and yells to Jericho from the other side of the ropes. Jericho stands and referee signal for them to fight. The opponent goes after him again and pushes Jericho in a corner working him over more. That cost me a lot a money. You lost. His opponent give Jericho a combination to the head and Jericho goes down with a thud. CONTINUED: (2) BOYD Come on boy. Don't pull that shit again. Jericho is dazed.63. (CONTINUED) . Jericho punches back and the fighter dodges. BOYD Piss off. new-jack. nine. Jericho opens his eyes and smiles. The opponent prances around the downed Jericho. (acts like he is coming in the ring) It ain't funny. SNOOKY What you smilin for. He wipes his head with a towel and waves some smelling salts under his nose. The referee breaks it up and immediately after the break the other fighter pushes Jericho back toward the corner. He gets up on one knee and the referee counts. Boyd goes to Jericho. ten.
Don't drop me. Let's go home.DAY An up-set Boyd faces Jericho sporting a black eye in the ring. JERICHO I'll work harder. BOYD What did we learn yesterday? JERICHO I don't know. I was wrong. I thought you were a real champion. But. Snooky walks out. JERICHO Sorry boss. JERICHO I'm trying. You've fought fifteen fights and won only one. It's time for you to move up to the next level with tougher boxers and you are going the other way.. BOYD Right. DISSOLVE TO: INT. BOYD Listen.. (CONTINUED) . MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM . you have just pissed away. CONTINUED: (3) BOYD Come on dummy.64. BOYD You got to start winning or I gotta drop you. Everything you learned from Hiram. What? BOYD You got to fight harder and knock people out. JERICHO I'm trying.
DAY Snooky is walking toward his limousine talking on his iPhone. Blender comes in.. TOMMY LEE His trainers not a loser. BLENDER Good luck. (MORE) (CONTINUED) .. SNOOKY Listen here Blender. Forget it. He's fourteen loses and one win. If he starts winning Boyd has enough stroke to make it happen with a little behind the scenes from you. then you're done. CITY STREET . Blender smiles. then turns back to the window. Tommy Lee goes to a window. CONTINUED: BOYD All right. Tommy appears serious. what you won't do to get a woman. You need to respect him. She's comatized.65. I'd like to fight him some day. If you don't cut it from here on. help this guy Jericho move up in the ranks.DAY Tommy Lee's office is full of several big pictures of him fighting. BLENDER Damn. But. You should have been there ten fights ago. EXT. TOMMY LEE Blender. On a BOARD near the pictures are possible future opponents. You may be on Social Security before he happens. Tommy Lee glances at the picture.TOMMY LEE'S OFFICE . TOMMY LEE I want this. INT. You got to get Tommy a big fight or start paying the note. Hiram put out a lot of money on you. MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM .
JERICHO I'll be ready. They almost lost the title. INT. Boyd grabs a cassette. they're more careful now. He said since you are the champ in Israel.. I'm gonna have ta take his contract and sell it to somebody. you'll get your chance. and he's the devil. Jericho frowns. MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM .. CONTINUED: SNOOKY (CONT'D) If ya don't baby. Use it to cut his face. He would screw up a turd sandwich. (CONTINUED) .DAY Boyd's smiling at Jericho while Jericho works out on a weight bench.66. I left your right glove loose. CLOSE ON TV . BOYD I had a word with Blender. Blender is talking to Tommy Lee in his corner. JERICHO I get it. Boyd stops the tape. It fast forwards for a few seconds. Now your thinkin.A fight appears. JERICHO (SMILING) So you're Michael the archangel. I always wondered why they call him Blender? BOYD They call the old bastard Blender because he grinds everything down to mush like a blender. You understand. BLENDER Keep hitting him in the back of the head. BOYD Blender and Tommy both got sanctioned for that undercover camera work and couldn't fight for a long time. inserts it into the VCR. then resumes playing at normal speed. if you fight Hit Man and take him out. So. Good man.
Leave a door open and Hit Man will knock you out. Boyd notices Michael and waves. Good. he could probably kick the devils ass. Michael nods back. CONTINUED: BOYD Well. jab. Jab.. direct. JERICHO You got my sparing partner? BOYD Come on. Michael claps while Jericho checks on his Sparring Partner. BOYD (CONT’D) All right now. Jericho stops weight lifting. Jericho jumps down out of the ring and shakes hands with Michael. It's coming back baby.. then the face and head. I know he's the devil. No. Jericho does a combination hitting his Sparring Partner in the stomach. You're getting it.. jab. They start to fight. direct! Keep your guard up. JERICHO Are you Okay? The partner nods as he gets up. listen up. give him a left hand combination. (CONTINUED) ..67. Jericho gets in the ring with his SPARRING PARTNER. His Sparring Partner crashes on the canvas. BOYD(CONT'D) Good. Good job. Michael enters the gym and sits on a nearby bench facing the ring. Jab. Boyd puts on Jericho's boxing gloves and head gear. MICHAEL Nice. Okay now.
MICHAEL Great. Jericho smiles. all you have to do is the lame rabbit routine then lay him out like a corpse.68.) Right there! Do you see it? JERICHO(O.. BOYD I got something I want you to see. BOYD Right. It's the ticket to a win.S. You're ready? I was worried for while there. Jericho. Boyd places a DVD in the small TV on his desk then presses play.S. BOYD(O. CLOSE ON TV . INT. Boyd gestures to Michael and Jericho to follow him.DAY Michael and Jericho sit down.) Hit Man's too confident. ..A fight plays.) Watch this! The tape now plays in slow motion. he thinks you're done. Hit Man approaches him. Jericho smiles.BOYD'S OFFICE . BOYD(O. Once Hit Man's Opponent is back on his feet. His guard is wide open and he does it every time. Boyd turns off the TV. Hit Man dances around his opponent with a jab then a direct and his Opponent goes down to the canvas. JERICHO He's good. MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM . Another tool in the box. The tape stops.S. You got the inside now Jericho.) What? MICHAEL(O.S. CONTINUED: (2) MICHAEL Looking good.
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY Terry's still in a coma. Jericho enters. He paces for a moment, then sits close to her. JERICHO Baby, I'm getting ready for a fight the next couple of days. I'll won't be able to come by. If I win, I get to fight Tommy Lee next and when I do, I promise you... (He pauses, takes her hand in his.) He'll pay with blood for what he did. Joanna walks in. JOANNA Thought I'd come by and see how she's doing. JERICHO Welcome. Jericho leans over and kisses her forehead, then picks a book up and reads to Terry. DISSOLVE TO: INT. VERIZON ARENA - LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS - NIGHT The colorful fight arena is lined with boxing posters, soft drink and beer commercial stuck to the wall with bright lights and souvenir vendors. It is quickly filling to capacity. The crowd buzzes with excitement. Well dressed RICH FIGHT SUPPORTERS and CELEBRITIES sit in their ringside seats as Jericho and HIT MAN dance in the pristine ring. JIMMY EVANS (30's), an average Asian man dressed in a tuxedo and his partner, BRIAN WILLIAMS, an average Caucasian guy wearing a tuxedo stand by with microphones in hand. The two SHOWTIME color commentators wait in front of rolling cameras next to the fight ring. COMMENTATOR #2 Welcome ladies and gentlemen, to Showtime Fight Night broadcast around the world. This WBL sanctioned event is a run-up to who is going to be the top contender to fight the Heavy weight Champion of the World. (MORE)
70. CONTINUED: COMMENTATOR #2 (CONT'D) I'm Jimmy Evans, and this is my good friend, Brian Williams. We are your the color commentators for tonight's event. Welcome.
COMMENTATOR #1 Thank you, Jimmy. Jericho The Dominator Journey has risen from out of no where. His record is dismal here in the United States, but in Israel he's the champion, but his fight style is still questionable, but some how he has gotten here to fight Greer Hit Man Rutherford, one of the toughest fighter on the planet. Tension are electric throughout the stadium. Their camera pans the ring with a commercial ribbon running below the picture. Three orthodox Jews wearing their long hair and beards watch everything solemnly. One holds a small sign that has: JERICHO painted on it, another has small bag of pop corn. Jericho looks at them and nods. The Jewish men smile stiffly. One holds up a sign- GO CHAMP! The RING ANNOUNCER (40's) an average man dressed in a tuxedo steps to the middle of the ring while PEOPLE IN SUITS lean against the ropes talking and waiting. Jericho and Hit Man do their fight dance in the background. Jericho has a tatoo seen for the first time on his chest: a star of David. The Announcer presents the event speaking into a hanging microphone. RING ANNOUNCER Ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Verizon Arena the fight capitol of the mid-south. Fight night is brought to you by SHOWTIME and TICKETMASTERS. Tonight's bout is a twelve round battle royale between Greer Hit Man Rutherrr-ford in Blue trunks and Jerrod Jericho The Dominaaa-tor Jour-ney in red. The Announcer points to Hit Man and Jericho to feature them. The arena explodes in excitement. Tommy Lee and Blender are also ringside in VIP seats. They smile and wave to Jericho.
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Jericho glares and shots them an awkward finger with his boxing glove. Snooky is sitting with his two body guards near Tommy eating pop corn. SNOOKY Woop some ass Dominator man. The REFEREE motions to Jericho and Hit Man. They step to the center of the ring. The Referee inaudibly explains the rules while the two men nod their understanding. CLOSE ON THE OVERHEAD BIG SCREEN - Jericho and Hit Man's faces fill the screen. The FANS go wild again. Jericho and Hit Man touch their gloves, then return to their corners. Boyd looks at the three Jewish Guys. BOYD Who are those guy. JERICHO My mom's people. BOYD Are they radical? JERICHO I don't know. I never seen them before. They probably just worry a lot. The TIMEKEEPER rings the bell. A very pretty girl scantily dressed walks across the ring holding up a large cardboard Beer commercial sign with Round One printed on it. The orthodox Jews can't help but take a quick look as she nears the ropes. The two fighters slowly leave their corner and begin to spar in the middle of the ring. Hit Man throws a left jab, then another, then a hard uppercut to Jericho's chin. Jericho sways. BOYD Pay attention son. The heat's on.
REFEREE Off the ropes. COMMENTATOR #2 You can't say that. He'll see that and use it. SNOOKY Come on Dominator. COMMENTATOR #2 (O. COMMENTATOR #1 (O. They are setting up for a good fight. Suddenly there's a good exchange of powerful punches. Looks like we're off to a no start. Hit Man is old school. TECHNICIAN Your mic's on. Commentator #1 elbows him.S. The technician runs his finger across his throat signaling him to stop talking. He is taking a major beating. The two Showtime commentators watch with keen interest. The fight continues in the ring.) Jericho had better turn on soon. yawn shit. COMMENTATOR #2 Shit.) Another problem Jericho has is when he punches. Step up baby.) Yawn. CONTINUED: (3) Hit Man takes advantage with a hard swing that knocks Jericho into the ropes. (CONTINUED) . working on his body. COMMENTATOR #1 (O.S.72. he losses his balance. while Hit Man tries to get inside Jericho's guard.S. Jericho works primarily with jabs. You're looking like the Weak-ass-ator. A technician looks at the commentators and whispers. Snooky jumps up. Jericho puts his left up but can't seem to get his right up to protect the round of blows delivered by Hit Man.
BOYD Focus.73. I want you to try this. COBY REAGAN. you lunge forward and loss your balance. Use my brass knucks that'll knock him out. Guard yourself. slim man in his 60's. JERICHO Man. JERICHO No shit. since you're a lefty he'll be expecting you to primarily hit with your left.. that guy's tough. BOYD Every time you move in to punch the guy. Then draw your left back a little so he'll watch it. watch yourself. in Hit Man's corner. (CONTINUED) . The Timekeeper rings the end of the first round. Get turd rocket straighten out. Meanwhile. This time go in leading with your right like you always do. dries Hit Man's face.. Jericho smiles and nods then takes a sip of water and keeps it in his mouth. a white. CONTINUED: (4) BOYD (to Jericho) C'mon boy. then when his eyeball is on the left. Boyd washes Jericho's face and takes out his denture. Jericho goes to his corner. Snooky is getting into the fight. JERICHO I got balance. Got it? SNOOKY You tell'em Boyd-ie boy. SNOOKY Come on Dominator-man. BOYD No. smack his ass into the shit house with your right.
He goes back. JEWISH GUY Go Jericho. Boyd yells from Jericho's corner. Snooky yells from the front row. Jericho ties Hit Man in a clinch and the Referee has to separate them. COMMENTATOR #1 (O. Just keep the pressure on. SNOOKY Quit huggin and wipe on somebody. HIT MAN I got this. Jericho looks toward the Jewish Guys. Jericho and Hit Man get up and pace the ring. When you see an opening. Jericho is off guard. Jericho has a thank you confused look on his face. The bell rings.) Hit Man's in control. They are stone faced. Hit Man keeps the center and presses Jericho with powerful jabs and stabbing directs.74. REFEREE Fight! (CONTINUED) . He's giving Jericho another major beat down. keeping his guard up.S. Take it to him. The three Jewish Guys heads follow the scantily dressed pretty girl in unison as she walks across the ring holding up a soft drink cardboard commercial sign with Round Two printed on it. BOYD Wade in. CONTINUED: (5) COBY He's done. The Jewish Guy in the middle suddenly yells out. Jericho is bombarded from every angle. Hit Man takes another drink and spits in the bucket. He appears confused as Hit Man continues the assault. Knock his ass out.
(CONTINUED) . The Timekeeper rings in the third round. Jericho goes to his corner. BOYD Well. Jericho glances down at Tommy Lee. who smiles at him. Boyd places the stool on the canvas and Jericho sits. Take it to him. Tommy Lee smiles. stands up and goes to Jericho's corner as the Timekeeper rings the end of the second round. A very pretty girl walks across the ring holding up a large cardboard soft drink commercial sign with Round Three printed on it. you look like a dick out there. JERICHO'S POV Tommy Lee is looking up at him. Grab his neck and punch his head. BACK TO SCENE Jericho ignores him. JERICHO Good. TOMMY LEE (grinning) Don't quit on me.75. In the front row. BLENDER Hit Man is nailing his ass to the barnyard wall. Looks like you'll be fighting Hit Man. BOYD How do you feel? Boyd splashes water on Jericho's face and checks for cuts. SNOOKY Come on Jericurl. CONTINUED: (6) Jericho dances around using his strong jab to keep Hit Man at a distance. Tommy Lee watches the fight with interest. Tommy Lee goes back to his seat. I'm looking forward to mauling your ass.
Jericho counters with jabs while Hit Man whips Jericho with terrible combinations to the body. (CONTINUED) . Hit Man staggers backwards.S. Hit Man seems surprised. signaling the end of the round.S. The bell rings. SNOOKY WAY TA GO JERROD. Jericho and Hit Man punch each other without pause. Jericho replies with a hammering jab and a sharp direct to Hit Man's chin. Snooky looks around. A big"WOW" rises from the astonished Crowd. They touch gloves.) Jericho won this one. They clinch. Keep it up. COMMENTATOR #2 (O. REFEREE Fight. BLENDER I'll be. Jericho charges with a combination to the body and strong uppercuts to Hit Man's face. COMMENTATOR #2 (O. Jericho smiles while Boyd cleans up his face. That snaper-head is coming back. Boyd slaps his shoulder.S. COMMENTATOR #1 (O. Jericho repeatedly punches Hit Man's face with lightning jabs. Jericho goes to his corner. COMMENTATOR #1 (O.) Looks like Hit Man could be in trouble. The Referee separates them. BOYD That's my boy.) Looks like Jericho has hit a new high. Blender is radiant watching the fighters.S.76. CONTINUED: (7) Jericho meets Hit Man at the center of the ring. Everybody looks at Snooky.) No doubt. Hit Man assaults Jericho.
) There's the replay. Then a terrible left hook catches Jericho off guard. The middle Jewish Guy elbows his partners. then brutally works on his body. Tommy and Blender stare. SNOOKY (CONT’D) Come on Skeezer get your freak on. The Referee begins to count him. (CONTINUED) .. Hit Man refuses a stool. Jericho falls to the canvas with a thud. CLOSE ON TV SCREEN . Jericho and Hit Man reach the center. CONTINUED: (8) SNOOKY (CONT’D) Ain't you never seen a guy named Jerrod before? In Hit Man's corner. That right hand counter got him bad.S. Hit Man jumps on the ropes. Jericho is out of breath and sweating badly. REFEREE Six. COMMENTATOR #2 (O. Coby pour a little water over his head to cool him down. Snooky stares. Jericho gets up slowly.77. Their heads follow the sign girl as she walks.S. A pretty girl scantily dressed walks across the ring holding up a large cardboard Beer commercial sign with Round Four printed on it. The Timekeeper rings in the fourth round. COMMENTATOR #1 (O. Hit Man skips and sidesteps Jericho's sledgehammer hooks.A replay shows the knockdown. His experience is shining through. Boyd stares. triumphant.) Hit Man is impressive tonight. seven.. keeping one knee on the ground.
Hit Man. (CONTINUED) . Jericho nods.S.. he cringes then Hit Man pushes him back and punches with a direct to Jericho's face. the fight is on again. You're lookin like a rookie. looking like a beast. Snooky leans forward in his seat. The Referee grabs his gloves and hits them together.78. keeping his knee on the deck. jumps back in the center and begins bombing Jericho from every side.) It's over. Boyd closes his eyes. Jericho gets to his feet. Jericho is in a clinch and a little groggy. Jericho found a little more mojo. SNOOKY Ooh. CONTINUED: (9) COMMENTATOR #2 Looks at this.. Hit Man places a haymaker to Jericho's liver. Silence fills the arena. REFEREE Seven. Jericho again crashes to the canvas. The Referee looks directly into Jericho's eyes checking him out. Again. Jericho hit the canvas hard. boy. Jericho is tired and sweating. that hurt. COMMENTATOR #1 (O. Hit Man goes back to his corner as the Referee begins another count. REFEREE Ready? The three Jewish men watch intently. The Audience cheers then stands. With great effort. BOYD (whispers to Jericho) Get up. He slowly gets up. SNOOKY Call the cops and have them draw a chalk line around that body.
Boyd watches closely. He flinches at the sound of the bell.. Boyd looks back. BOYD It time to get real. He nods yes. Boyd has a hand on his face as he watches the Referee. The man looks around and gets quiet. then carefully opens his eyes. Hit Man dances and smiles holding his fist over his head in victory. Jericho is clearly out of breath. He hold up three fingers. The middle Jewish man yell out almost shyly. The Referee hesitates looking him over. Boyd places the stool on the canvas and rushes to help Jericho sit down. REFEREE(CONT'D) How many fingers? JERICHO Three. The Referee grabs his gloves and looks into his eyes. The ref points to the center of the ring and Jericho takes a step. (CONTINUED) . Boyd washes Jericho's face.79. In Jericho's corner.. BOYD Shut up moron. (Snooky looks at the Jewish Guys) Like your do. Can you fight? Jericho's face is beaten and weary. BOY Give it up loser. CONTINUED: (10) Jericho stands. SNOOKY Yeah boy. shut up. JEWISH GUY Go Jericho. and the threads man.
Do the lame rabbit deal. Yell out to the fighters. He reaches Jericho from every side. REFEREE You're not in love. directs and uppercuts. BOYD Listen-up. Jericho is exhausted. He grips a white towel thinking about throwing it in the ring. Fight. COBY It's time. Hit Man is in a fury. SNOOKY Come on. Boyd watches closely worrying. Hit man dances around Jericho feeling the win. Jericho and Hit Man reach the center and touch gloves. In Hit Man's corner. that's advertisin. Snooky stands and yells to Jericho. The three Jewish Guys crack a small grin as they watch the very pretty girl scantily dressed walks across the ring holding up a large cardboard soft drink commercial sign with Round Five printed on it. CONTINUED: (11) Jericho stares across the ring at Hit Man. He gives Hit Man his mouth piece. SNOOKY Now.80.. Jericho grabs hold of him in a clinch. Take him out and bring us a payday. Boyd continues to clean Jericho's face. Coby is smug and over confident. He nods. Wail on Hit Man's ass. send him to hell with a jet pack on his ass.jabs. Pull back with your left. That's lookin gay. hooks. Then when he looks at your left. (CONTINUED) . Lead in with your right. The Timekeeper rings the bell. The Referee separates them.. A terrible sequence of punches reaches Jericho .
ten. You're out! SNOOKY Any bets on Jericho. Abruptly Jericho irrupts and strikes Hit Man with a terrible right hook. The Referee starts to count even though Hit Man is out like a light. A powerful direct sends Hit Man against the ropes and out of the ring. Boyd jumps into the ring hugging Jericho. Jericho. As usual. Boyd watches and smiles. (CONTINUED) . April fools. BOYD What a finish! The Referee finishes his count and waves his arms. to bad. With total fury Jericho beats Hit Man from every angle. I'll pay'em now. Jericho leads with his right and then draws back a little with his left.. BLENDER You're done BO-BO. SNOOKY (CONT’D) That's what I'm talkin about. He looks away. Hit Man confidently approaches Jericho.. Hit Man lands near Blender.81. CONTINUED: (12) SNOOKY (CONT’D) Hey. SNOOKY That's the way to do it without ammo Kid. Hit Man's head lurches violently to the side and he is stunned. He opens his guard as he is ready to launch his last punch. What? No bets. Oh. REFEREE Nine. You're winning. Hit Man glances down at Jericho's fist. Jericho smiles and winks at Blender then nods at an annoyed Tommy Lee. Jericho glances over and sees Tommy Lee smirk.
Jericho holds up the roses and the newspaper. she isn't showing any signs of irreversible deterioration and her vitals are strong. but whatever you do. INT.82. Jericho smiles. He has a newspaper in one hand and the usual bouquet of roses in the other as he waits for the elevator. The elevator stops. JERICHO Thanks Doc. DISSOLVE TO: INT. keep doing it. INT. Person #1 and Person #2 get out of the elevator and look back. Unlike most coma patients. (CONTINUED) . PERSON #1 Did you see the fight last night? I thought that Jericho guy was done. PERSON #2 Unbelievable! He came back and wiped ass. The Doctor smiles. The Crowd whistles and claps as Boyd grabs Jericho's arm and lifts it in the air. CONTINUED: (13) Snooky smiles big and does a little greedy dance. When the elevator door opens he gets inside. HOSPITAL ELEVATOR . HOSPITAL HALLWAY .DAY Jericho moves past two people and goes the back of the elevator as the doors close and it moves up.DAY Jericho spots Terry's Doctor and hurries toward him. JERICHO Any good news? DOCTOR No. The entire crowd goes wild. HOSPITAL LOBBY .DAY Jericho is wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses.
I know it. I can tell Terry knows. Jericho adjusts her pillow and caresses her face then takes her hand in his.83. He wipes it away and composes himself. He sees Joanna. HOSPITAL ROOM . JERICHO Glad to see you here. CONTINUED: DOCTOR Sure. He smiles at Joanna then inserts a DVD and plays a quietly a soft classical piece while he talks to Terry. The Doctor pats Jericho on the shoulder and walks away. checks the picture once more to make sure it's in Terry's line of sight. it's hot today. JERICHO Why the baseball cap you say? Well. He checks her pillow. JOANNA I hope so. We got a lot to talk about when she wakes up. (CONTINUED) . A tear run down his face. We're all cheering for you. (smiling) You look beautiful today. JERICHO(CONT'D) I love you. JOANNA (CONT’D) Hello. Good luck on your next fight. Jericho kisses Terry's forehead.DAY Jericho enters Terry's room. A YOUNG NURSE enters the room and sets some medicine on the night stand. and smiles then tosses the newspaper on the chair and replaces the old bouquet with the new one. And the sunglasses? None of your business. JOANNA It'll be all right. adjusts her bed. INT.
There's a picture of Jericho next to the other three champions. BOYD It may be a little premature. Boyd looks at the wall.. JERICHO Thank you. They're her therapy. how are you two doing? JERICHO Good. The nurse leaves. Jericho smiles. (CONTINUED) .BOYD'S OFFICE . DISSOLVE TO: INT. YOUNG NURSE Okay.DAY Boyd is on the phone as he spots Jericho coming in the gym. He notices with surprise that there's a new picture on the wall. It's going to happen. good. BOYD You made the line-up. He motions for Jericho to join him and hangs up the phone. CONTINUED: (2) NURSE Hi.. He stands and places a hand on Jericho's shoulder..84. Could you be sure this picture is always in her sight. JERICHO I see that. MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM . I'm leaving these CD's. Jericho smiles at Joanna. Can I say something? JERICHO Sure. hey. Jericho enters. The love she gets from you is so.. but. CLOSE ON WALL . YOUNG NURSE Terry is so lucky. still wearing sunglasses.
CONTINUED: JERICHO Yeah. Ole' Hit Man was in here looking for a truck. Two champs square off Jericho picks up the contract. INT.DAY Blender has his feet on his desk while he talks on the phone.BLENDER'S OFFICE . Jericho smiles. This is a bare room with only the desk. JERICHO What truck? BOYD The one that hit him last night. He removes his sunglasses and shows Boyd his bruised eyes. we're contracted. Boyd takes a pen out of a drawer and places it across a document on his desk. Yes. two files cabinets and a TV mounted to the wall. MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM .85. (CONTINUED) . then signs. The guy's tough. BOYD The world championship fight. smells it. BLENDER (into the phone) It's done. JERICHO For? Boyd nods to the contract. Tommy Lee is on the other side of the desk. kisses it. JERICHO What's that? BOYD The contract. but Tommy Lee is worse and he's got me. BOYD You're looking pretty rough buddy. Boyd laughs a little.
your out.) Like. I want Tommy to hear.86. It comes down like: One.O. Tommy nods. SNOOKY (PHONE V. SNOOKY (PHONE V. (Puts his hand back on the phone. We love ya. four boom. be sure Tommy wins. but I gotta have results.) Lookin good my peeps.) A little harsh reminder for you and ass-hat. CONTINUED: SNOOKY (PHONE V. TOMMY LEE I can take his stupid ass any day. Blender puts his hand over the phone. BLENDER You'll get it. BLENDER Like what? SNOOKY (PHONE V. Five. Three.O. (CONTINUED) . Tommy Lee is thoughtfully watching boxers spar through the window to the gym. BLENDER We'll take care of you. Put me on speaker. TOMMY LEE Everybody knows he's a single puncher with a style like a drunk man.O. two boom.) That pie hole of yours is going to get you in trouble. But he got beat down and came back like Wonder woman.O. SNOOKY (PHONE V. BLENDER That's right.O.) I feel ya my brother. We know Jericho's a system boxer.) You best do that little bitch.
BOYD'S OFFICE . (CONTINUED) .87. Boyd has a DVD of Tommy Lee's fights going on the TV.Tommy Lee is whaling on another fighter. CLOSE ON FLAT SCREEN TV . Study these films. CONTINUED: (2) SNOOKY (PHONE V. I put a lotta green out on skank chaser there and you know how I hate losin. INT. INT. No style. The phone goes dead.DAY Jericho is sweating while works on the punching ball. there's some more of that bullshit. Jericho stops punching the bag and goes to Boyd's office.O. BOYD Come on in. take a break. MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM . Tommy Lee drums his fingers on the desk appearing a little nervous. BACK TO SCENE BOYD See that. Jericho sits down. BLENDER I got ya Snooky. It is always a brawl. Boyd comes to his office door. BOYD Jericho. I got something for you.) See. Watch this Tommy Lee video with me. All I ask is. Every fight is the same. We're good. MICHAEL CLAYTON'S GYM . JERICHO More like a cartoon. Learn him. let's not get any ugly surprises.DAY Jericho walks in.
. Faint beeps are the only sound that can be heard. CONTINUED: JERICHO All right. HOSPITAL ROOM . He takes her hand and gently kisses it. With Terry and all. How are you tonight? You miss me? You know I was talking to Michael and he reminded me how important you are to me. As he caresses her face. but all of this stuff. tears from his face drip onto her bed.. (CONTINUED) . INT. Jericho smiles. But. MICHAEL Hey guys. (Jericho raises an eyebrow) You're an honorable man. MICHAEL Hang in Buddy. BOYD They will.) I promise. Jericho enters and sits near Terry. He stands quietly. everything is going to be fine. Michael comes in carrying a newspaper. is wearing me down. the bastard that put you here will pay for what he did.. I been there..88. I'm fighting soon.) But. (He continues to caress her hand. you know what. his hands clenching into fists. (He moves close to her ear and whispers. things will get better. JERICHO Hi baby.NIGHT The room is dark except for the light from the monitors. You got something not many have. I see your mom has gone home. I know your going through a lot. Terry is still in a coma.
Soft rock music begins playing. FANS have packed the seats and still coming in. Most of the fans are Tommy Lee's people holding up Tommy Lee. Jericho kisses her forehead and goes to the door.NIGHT People are pulling up and getting out of their limousines. The auditorium is buzzing with excitement. Merchants are selling souvenirs creating a circus atmosphere. (CONTINUED) . A few others wave big Jericho posters. CEASAR'S PALACE BOXING ARENA . Challenger. the huge and colorful digital television screen touts the main event by showing their pictures with the headlines: Tommy Killer Lee. As Jericho enters wearing a simple red robe.LAS VEGAS . EXT. CEASAR'S PALACE BOXING ARENA . he gets a standing ovation from his few Fans while Tommy Lee's Fans hurl insults at him. Tommy's fans go wild. Banners are stretched across the back wall: Thunder and lighting in Lee Town. When Tommy Lee enters he is wearing his robe with corporate logos all over it. Sit down. Pissoff. I love you baby.LAS VEGAS . CONTINUED: One of Terry's fingers twitches. TOMMY LEE FANS Shut up dumb ass. Snooky walks past. JERICHO(CONT'D) I have to go. WBL World Champion vs. Jericho doesn't see it. number one plastic hands. I'll be back soon. Jerrod Jericho The Dominator Journey. He places a radio on the chair and turns it on. INT. Others are dropped off from expensive luxury cars. The foot traffic is heavy mixed with steady cam cameramen filming the show. In the background.NIGHT People are streaming into the fight event. Terry's hand moves unnoticed.89.
The Doctor notices. Each fighter enters the ring and takes off their robes. INT. Boyd's face registers disgust then he calms and blows them off. Get up. The fighter dance and loosen up in their corners. COMMENTATOR #2 Around the world tonight.. I'm Jimmy Evans. The radio is on low and the voices of the commentators can be heard. DOCTOR Well look at you Terry. Snooky takes his seat ring side and relaxes. to the World Boxing League Championship brought to you by CNN. Your mamma would beat your ass if she knew you talked that way. Brian Williams. The Doctor enters and checks her monitors. You're good to go. COMMENTATOR #1 Thank you. Jericho and Tommy's fans whistle and applaud.NIGHT Terry's room is dimly-lit and quiet. With the fighters in the commentators background the two ring side color commentators look at their cameras with microphones in hand and the red light comes on. and glances at the radio. Welcome. Terry moves her arm. and this is my good friend. shut your mouth. HOSPITAL ROOM . Your vitals are good. COMMENTATOR #1 Welcome everyone. We are your the color commentators for tonight's event. whenever you want. You can feel it in the air. Jimmy. this WBL event will be viewed by more than nine hundred and ninety million fans. CONTINUED: SNOOKY Boy. (CONTINUED) .. The tension is running high throughout the stadium. It's show time.90. The ring girls that carry the big cards come by saying hello.
Right here on CNN's. wake up. this is wonderful. a little radio therapy..) The brawl of the decade is coming down. INT. Can you talk? Joanna walks in and is totally surprised to see Terry waking up.LAS VEGAS . that was scary.. The Doctor turns off the radio then checks Terry's pulse. JOANNA Oh sweety. Boxing legend. SNOOKY How's the kids man? (CONTINUED) . COMMENTATOR #1(RADIO V. Terry frowns and struggles a little. The doctor looks into her eyes. DOCTOR That's it. She grabs the Doctor's arm and shocks him for a second. RING ANNOUNCER Hi Snooky. Michael Iron Man Tay-lor. former middleweight Champion of the wor-ald.91. Our lives are going to change.NIGHT The Ring Announcer from Verizon arena takes to center ring dressed in a tuxedo. CONTINUED: DOCTOR (CONT’D) Well hello.O. We are proud to present a very special guest. Rumble on the River. SNOOKY Yoo Marvin. Terry. RING ANNOUNCER Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the fight of the new century. CEASAR'S PALACE BOXING ARENA . Mr. Keep on eye ballin me. wah's up. DOCTOR (CONT’D) Wow. Suddenly Terry's eyes open.
He looks back at Jericho then moves on. A ticket is handed to Boyd. CLOSE ON TICKET . Continuing the legend to my right is.92.. the event you have all been waiting for. Jericho shrugs. Thunder and Lighting. weighing in at two hundred five pounds of pure thunder."Welcome to the big leagues bitch. The announcer speaks again into the hanging microphone. wearing red (MORE) (CONTINUED) . Sugar Ray Leonard and Oscar De La Hoya. Luv Ya. MICHAEL We love ya brother. WBL champion of the world. Tommy Killer Lee. Broadcast from the beautiful Ceasar's Palace Boxing arena right here in glitter city Las Vegas. We are going to burn you down. (Fans respond with manic enthusiasm. RING ANNOUNCER Ladies and gentlemen. CONTINUED: RING ANNOUNCER Good. Win one for the good guys. He looks at it. The champ leaves waving to the cheering audience. The CNN. He goes by and shakes Tommy Lee's hand and then goes to Jericho's corner and shakes Boyd's hand. Fans whistle and clap while the champ waves a hello from the ropes inside the ring. Michael Clayton. He gets close to Jericho's ear. Tommy dances and holds his arms up) In the opposite corner..It reads . just to mention a few. This event and many others are possible due to the pioneering spirit of greats like. JERICHO Big talk for a criminal. Blender" Boyd shows the ticket to Jericho. wearing white trunks. Muhammad Ali. The three Orthodox Jewish Guys are sitting behind Boyd waiting for the fight.
Tommy Lee and Jericho do battle. They immediately display hand speed and dance around the ring. bitting. SNOOKY Showtime. The Crowd explodes. ON BIG SCREEN . Snooky yells out from his seat. (CONTINUED) . the churning and burning challenger. hitting below the belt. Doolittle. BACK TO SCENE TOMMY LEE I'm gonna give you the beatin of your life Mr. TOMMY LEE Big talk. MIDDLE-AGED REFEREE No holding. Jericho and Tommy Lee give stone cold stares into each other's eyes.. weighing in at two hundred and one pounds of lighting in a bottle. The Timekeeper rings the bell. but the two men mostly dance around each other. JERICHO We'll see who gets sent to hell tonight. none of that bull-shit. Jericho and Tommy Lee meet in the middle of the ring and the MIDDLE-AGED REFEREE explains the rules. Let's see some brutality.93. A very pretty girl scantily dressed walks across the ring holding up a large cardboard Beer commercial sign with Round One printed on it. The ref pulls their gloves together and starts the fight. A few Jabs fly. A camera scan reveals the three Jewish Guys watching Jericho. Snooky leans toward the ring. Jarred Jericho The Dominator Jour-ney. CONTINUED: (2) RING ANNOUNCER (CONT'D) trunks..
Tommy Lee angrily hits Jericho with his elbow. little dudes. Pac Man his ass. Tommy Lee is furious. especially in the belly. Tommy Lee. He head butts Tommy Lee in the face. The Middle-Aged Referee shows the JURY one point. He pushes Jericho on the ties. SNOOKY That's right. clearly shaken. Salama Bama.94. SNOOKY (CONT’D) Work it brother. (CONTINUED) . Work it Tommy. Tommy Lee launches his jab but Jericho is able to avoid it. The two boxers are back in the fight. Tommy Lee hits Jericho from every side. (Snooky see the Jewish Guys) Hey it's the religious guy. MIDDLE AGED REFEREE You can't do that! Knock it off. MIDDLE-AGED REFEREE That's a warning. He launches his jab twice to Tommy Lee's face and steadily pushes him into the corner where he hits Tommy Lee in the belly. Jericho calmly pushes Tommy Lee away from him and takes the center of the ring. The Middle-Aged Referee intervenes. CONTINUED: (3) SNOOKY What are we watchin? Dancin with the stars. wavers a little on his feet. One point. A "WOW" issues from the Crowd. A group of Jewish fans sit behind the orthodox men yelling and holding up Jericho signs to cheer him on. The Crowd grumbles with disappointment until Jericho jabs Tommy Lee's chin. TOMMY LEE Here it comes.
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JERICHO C'mon, baby. At least put on a show. People paid thirty dollars to see your weak ass. Tommy Lee is furious, but cautious. SNOOKY Tommy get off your ass and do somethin. The bell sounds the end of the round. Jericho and Tommy Lee go to their corner. BOYD Why in the hell don't you hit him. You've had a dozen chances. JERICHO I'm checking him out. Boyd splashes water on Jericho's face. BOYD Check this out. Tommy's a pro and if you screw around. He'll cut you down like a lawn mower and knock your ass out. The bell rings in the second round. A pretty girl scantily dressed walks across the ring holding up a large cardboard Beer commercial sign with Round Two printed on it. SNOOKY Oh baby. I love your brand. Tommy Lee takes the center of the ring. Jericho comes in ready to fight. They begin to fight furiously in the middle of the ring. A powerful direct reaches Tommy Lee's nose and he goes back two steps. Jericho reaches him and hits twice more in the face. Tommy Lee goes down on the canvas. SNOOKY (CONT’D) Get your ass up mutt. Be a loser on your own time.
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The Middle-Aged Referee jumps between the men. He tries to lead Jericho to a neutral corner, but Jericho refuses to move for a moment then turns to go. Tommy Lee suddenly gets up and hits Jericho in the ear from behind. The referee jerks him away speaking loudly for the judges to hear. MIDDLE-AGED REFEREE Two points. Tommy settles down and resets himself. Jericho shakes his head, a little dazed. Snooky leans forward. SNOOKY I got a point for ya. Quit doin that shit. The crowd is quiet and stares for a moment at Jericho and Tommy with disbelievingly eyes. BOY Finish the backstabbing bastard! SNOOKY No, give him a chance. Boyd is watching closely. BOYD Shut up, you ignorant bastard... Get back in there. Jericho dismisses Boyd with a wave of his glove. He motions to Tommy Lee to come closer, but Tommy stays where he is while he tries to catch his breath. BLENDER Walk around! Buy some time. Tommy Lee dances out of reach while Jericho tries to corner him. Jericho increases the pace and improves his timing. He unravels Tommy Lee's defense and brings out his best shots to send the champion to his knees.
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SNOOKY Quit your preyin and get to work on Jethro before he knocks your ass out. The bell rings, saving Tommy Lee. Tommy goes to his corner. BLENDER What's he doing? TOMMY LEE He told me he's going to beat me to death for what I did to Terry. BLENDER That son-of-a-Bitch is physcho. Snooky walks up. SNOOKY Get your ass goin Tommy. We need this. TOMMY LEE Chill out Snooks. SNOOKY Don't tell me to chill. I'll chill all over both your asses. Let's see some winnin bitch dog. Blender and Tommy nod. Snooky sits down mumbling. In Jericho's corner, Boyd doesn't try to hide his disappointment. BOYD Quit screwing around. He's going to get you. Jericho ignores him. Shaking his head, Boyd finishes cleaning Jericho's face. Jericho speaks as he gets up. JERICHO Got anything for me. BOYD No. The bell rings.
Snooky leans toward the ring again. Tommy Lee attacks him from every side. Boyd stares at Jericho. Jericho goes down to the canvas. MIDDLE AGED REFEREE Six. (CONTINUED) . but they are dead on target.98. Fans yell at Jericho and Tommy to fight.. TOMMY LEE (smirks) I'm gonna put you in a coma. who gives him a slight grin in return.. Jericho rushes in and swings at his opponent. Furious. seven. He launches jabs while nimbly hopping from foot to foot. SNOOKY I wanta be your baby daddy. CONTINUED: (7) A very pretty girl scantily dressed walks across the ring holding up a large cardboard Beer commercial sign with Round Three printed on it. Jericho pushes Tommy Lee away and starts to fight. Tommy Lee paces the ring. Tommy Lee avoids him and punches him in the neck. Snooky is liking her look. Jericho stands and motions to Tommy Lee to fight. Tommy Lee motions to Jericho to come closer. JERICHO I'm gonna beat you down. eight. Tommy Lee launches jabs to test Jericho's reaction. Jericho labors to catch his breath. SNOOKY That's what I'm talkin about. then faces Jericho. The Middle-Aged Referee intervenes and gets Tommy off of him then starts to count. Jericho grabs Tommy Lee in a clinch and whispers. Tommy Lee walks around the ring. Jericho waits in the center. too. Tommy Lee tries to avoid Jericho's punches.
. Blender unties Tommy Lee's right glove. breaks a grip and puts it inside with the broken part out. The hook catches Jericho unaware. He ties Tommy Lee's glove again. BLENDER You won this one. Jericho goes over backwards into the ropes and slumps to the canvas.in the first row. who takes a laser light pen and points its red light at Jericho's eyes then quickly switches it off and returns it to his pocket.. I'm gonna cut that welfare check if your don't get it on. BOYD You better start listening or or I'm outta here! JERICHO He has to go the distance. (CONTINUED) . Tommy Lee takes advantage of the diversion and lets fly with a devastating left hook. SNOOKY Do something brilliant. square on the side of his chin. Jericho turns his face to avoid the light.99. Snooky yells to Tommy. CLOSE ON NASTY FAN . Boyd is furious. but let's make sure. SNOOKY (CONT’D) That's a money shot. Blender smiles. CONTINUED: (8) SNOOKY Come on Tommy. Somehow he manages to get to his feet. In Tommy Lee's corner. but the bell rings. Jericho goes to his corner. Snooky smiles. Blender is confident. signaling the end of the round.
TOMMY LEE I can beat him. cutting Jericho's face. CONTINUED: (9) TOMMY LEE I don't need this. This is not a request. Jericho is brought to his corner and Boyd checks the cut. Tommy Lee jabs him in the face with the broken tip. BLENDER Do it. Boyd cauterizes the cut on Jericho's face. MIDDLE AGED REFEREE They're loose. hitting his belly. SNOOKY (CONT’D) Go ninja man. Go back to your corner. A pretty girl dressed in a bikini and heels walks across the ring holding up a large cardboard Beer commercial sign with Round Four printed on it. BLENDER Listen poor boy if you want to keep getting all of those expensive thing you like so much.100. (CONTINUED) . The fourth round is announced and the bell rung. while the Middle-Aged Referee checks Tommy Lee's gloves. As Jericho tries to cover himself. Unseen by anyone. A WOMAN DOCTOR goes to Jericho's corner and looks at him. Do like I tell ya. He turns to the Middle-Aged Referee. BOYD (indicating Tommy Lee) Check his gloves. SNOOKY I need to bit me off some a that. The Middle-Aged Referee stops the fight to check the wound. Tommy Lee uses his teeth to catch the broken tip and hold it in his mouth. Blood spills onto the canvas. Suddenly Tommy Lee runs toward Jericho.
JERICHO I'm fine. Once Jericho is in his corner. Tommy Lee is in trouble.101. JERICHO Not yet. The Middle-Aged Referee goes to Tommy Lee. bombing him with powerful punches. SNOOKY Quit lovin on him and beat his ass. The Crowd screams "BOO!" The Middle-Aged Referee stops the fight and goes to Jericho. SNOOKY What's the story on all those points bitch? Jericho and Tommy Lee begin fighting again. Blender ties his gloves and Tommy spits in the ring side spit can. The Middle-Aged Referee starts the match again. BOYD Finish him the next round. MIDDLE AGED REFEREE Cut the bull-shit or you'll forfeit. Then the Middle-Aged Referee turns to the Jury and shows one point down for Tommy Lee. BLENDER Avoid him. With the other. Tommy Lee presses Jericho in a clinch. (CONTINUED) . In Tommy Lee's corner. Dance around and jab the hell out of him. Blender puts his hands on Tommy's shoulders. but the bell saves him. Boyd checks his face. With one hand he pushes him. Jericho presses Tommy Lee and puts him on the ties. he hits Jericho in the back of the head. CONTINUED: (10) Tommy Lee goes to his corner.
very pretty. DOCTOR Calm down. TERRY I need to get there. Blender's my father and you want to make up for everything and get me connected with my father. Blender puts some drops on Tommy Lee's right glove and winks at him. The bell rings and the fifth round begins. TOMMY LEE I'll work on his cut. HOSPITAL ROOM . Joanna comes to Terry and comforts her. curly haired advertising girl in unison as she walks across the ring holding up a large cardboard soft drink commercial sign with Round Five printed on it. I need to get out of here. TERRY (weakly) Doctor.NIGHT Joanna stands by with Terry. The Doctor is watching Terry as her nurses remove tubes and monitoring equipment. The doctor pats her on the shoulder and he leaves. The three Jewish Guys break down and watch the scantily dressed. The doctor attends her. TERRY So. Terry is weak and pale. (CONTINUED) . The doctor looks at Joanna. CONTINUED: (11) Tommy Lee shakes his head. Terry struggles to sit up.102. DISSOLVE TO: INT. DOCTOR If everything goes well we'll have you out of here in a few days.
COMMENTATOR #2(O. Jericho goes backwards. We're living a soap opera. COMMENTATOR #1(O. what's one more story line. INT. Tommy Lee uses his jab as a battering ram. In Jericho's corner. I'm so sorry. punching Jericho's eyes.NIGHT Jericho and Tommy Lee meet in the middle. Boyd continues washing Jericho's face. Jericho's eyes are puffed. Boyd washes Jericho's face.S. BOYD (CONT’D) You either listen to me. CONTINUED: JOANNA That's right honey. COMMENTATOR #1 Something is going on. so I can get him cleaned up. BOYD (to Middle-Aged Referee) Keep him away for a minute. but his jabs don't have any real power now. The Middle-Aged Referee goes back in the center.S.103. CEASAR'S PALACE BOXING ARENA . or I quit. COMMENTATOR #1 This has been one nasty fight.LAS VEGAS . TERRY It'll be all right mom.) Tommy Lee's working hard to keep Jericho away.) The ref is checking Tommy's gloves again. (CONTINUED) . JERICHO I can't see! The Middle-Aged Referee intervenes and sends Jericho to his corner while he checks Tommy Lee's gloves.
Blender punches Tommy Lee in the eyes. (CONTINUED) . Snooky stands. Blender discretely slaps his face. Jericho and Tommy Lee rush out fast and furious. COMMENTATOR #2(O. BLENDER I created you. you ignorant donkeys. Neither makes any defensive moves. CONTINUED: JERICHO You want the championship? BOYD Not at any price. Tommy Lee faces Blender. Tommy Lee lifts his fist threateningly while Blender calmly stares back at him. BLENDER You need me now more than ever.S. Blender whispers to him. You stupid bastard.) It would be interesting to know what they are saying. COMMENTATOR #1(O.S.104. In Tommy Lee's corner. I can win by myself.) Wow! Looks like we have a two fer tonight. I don't really care. Tommy Lee gets to his feet as Blender jumps into the ring. SNOOKY The fights with Jericho. The Middle-Aged Referee motions to Jericho and Tommy Lee to resume fighting. TOMMY LEE No more games. Tommy Lee lowers his fist. TOMMY LEE I'm still the champion. They exchange terrible punches. JERICHO Quit if you want.
Tommy Lee loses his balance and crashes on the ropes.) They won't go the distance at this pace.S.) I don't know. Jericho moves in and punches Tommy Lee's belly.) (to Tommy Lee) Turn around. COMMENTATOR #2(O. Jericho goes to his corner. The fight gets ugly. trying to buy some time. CONTINUED: (2) Their feet seem glued to the canvas.S. He places the bucket on the canvas and washes Jericho's face and takes care of the cut.S. Jericho seems willing to keep the fight alive. Boyd is silent. COMMENTATOR #1(O. He can't defend himself. (CONTINUED) . BOYD NOW! Jericho turns and motions to Boyd to be quiet. COMMENTATOR #2(O. Jericho.S. Keep moving.105. out of breath. instead of ending the fight. Fans start to "BOO"! The Timekeeper rings the end of the fifth round. Tommy Lee. BLENDER(O. Jericho is able to avoid a hook and promptly replies with an extremely powerful direct. Tommy Lee grimaces in pain. dances around Tommy Lee. steadily hitting him in the head with weak jabs. JERICHO No suggestions? Boyd continues to silently take care of the cut. Boyd shakes his head and goes to his chair.) The fight is over and Blender knows it. Jericho slows down his jabs. moves backwards. Boyd jumps close to the ropes.
Joanna helps her.) Oh boy! Tommy Lee seems to have recharged. COMMENTATOR #2(O. Shows some balls. Blender frantically works on Tommy Lee's battered face. HOSPITAL ROOM .S. She hangs up and attempts to get out of bed with her rubber legs from being in bed so long. Yeah.S. TERRY Hi. now.. COMMENTATOR #1(O. JOANNA What was that? TERRY That was Mary. Tommy Lee's eyes narrow. TOMMY LEE I don't have three.) Looks like trouble.. Joanna looks at her curiously.106. can you come and get me. BLENDER He's winning. DISSOLVE TO: EXT. Okay. CONTINUED: (3) In Tommy Lee's corner. Blenders daughter? That makes her my sister. get ready we're going to the fights. Mary is your sister. TERRY Well. Terry picks-up the phone and it rings. Lee jumps to his feet and does his fight dance. JOANNA Yes Sweetie. DISSOLVE TO: .NIGHT Joanna is sitting with Terry. I'm better.
Get up Ebonics. This time Jericho and Tommy Lee are slow to get the center of the ring. COMMENTATOR #1(O. Suddenly Jericho speeds up his punches and attacks Tommy Lee with a torrent of combinations. Blender pounds the canvas with his fist. SNOOKY Look at you. sending him to the canvas..) He's looking for one big shot. The Timekeeper rings in the sixth round. jabbing Tommy Lee's face. Tommy Lee looks for a chance.. A beautiful girl scantily dressed walks across the ring holding up a large cardboard Beer commercial sign with Round Six printed on it. but they're weak. you stupid bastard! (CONTINUED) . Jericho issues a tremendous uppercut that hits Tommy Lee's face. Jericho stays close to Tommy Lee. but Tommy Lee has recovered and is willing to play his cards. The Middle-Aged Referee can't start the count until he physically pushes Jericho away. BLENDER Get up and fight.107. CEASAR'S PALACE BOXING ARENA . Jericho dances around. Please stay down. COMMENTATOR #2(O.LAS VEGAS -NIGHT The Fans in the arena seem agitated and confused. Boyd shakes his head. Tommy Lee keeps his arms close to his face to protect himself from Jericho's fury until a tremendous punch to the belly opens his guard.S. SNOOKY Get to it Tommy boy.S. BOYD (mutters to himself) Stay down.) Jericho keeps the initiative. INT.
The Middle-Aged Referee grabs him by his shoulders and looks into his eyes. seven. BOYD (yells to Blender) Blender. Boyd waits for Jericho to reach his corner.S. COMMENTATOR #1(O. .) Jericho seems to be giving him another chance.108. Tommy Lee is back on his feet. SNOOKY Tommy. Jericho waits for Tommy Lee to recover as the Timekeeper rings the end of the seventh round. Boyd sighs in frustration. MIDDLE AGED REFEREE How do you feel? Tommy Lee shoves him away and moves toward Jericho. Tommy Lee places his hands on the canvas and struggles to get to his feet while the Middle-Aged Referee checks his face and counts. CONTINUED: At these words. BOYD What do you think you're doing? JERICHO He needs more time. It took at least six seconds before the Referee was able to start counting. He's not done yet. BOYD For what? JERICHO (smiling) I'm cooking him. MIDDLE AGED REFEREE Six. Save your man. stop the fight! Blender ignores him. Get your Kool-Aid drinkin ass off the floor.
I'm Joanna. til lately. EXT. but I had already signed up for a wet tee-shirt contest. Tommy and Jericho are fighting tonight. She had an affair with your dad right before he married your mom and she got pregnant then hid out with me. (Mary looks at her in the rearview mirror) You're my sister. TERRY I got some news.NIGHT Mary is driving looking very sexy wearing a hoodie with a wet tee-shirt under it. surprised. HOSPITAL . Terry is waiting in a wheel chair with Joanna.. MARY I know I told you to call me. JOANNA Hi. Terry looks at her. She and Joanna get in the car by herself and they drive away. but who woulda guessed. I need to go to the arena. MARY Hi. Mary shakes her head. This is my mom. I like the idea.. MARY Yeah. TOYOTA CAMRY . So Blender's my dad and your dad and we are sister's. (CONTINUED) . I woulda been there. INT.NIGHT An older Toyota Camry drives up. I always wanted a sister. Mary smiles. TERRY I'm sorry. okay. MARY Well. Ya know.109.
NIGHT Fans chant . (CONTINUED) ."TOMMY! TOMMY! TOMMY! JERICHO! JERICHO! JERICHO!" The Timekeeper rings in the seventh round. Jericho turns to the Fans in the arena and points to Tommy Lee. JERICHO Good dancer. Tommy Lee takes advantage of Jericho's inattention and punches him in the belly. baby. INT. Mary gives Terry the fight on her cell phone. Jericho goes to the center.) Did you see that? COMMENTATOR #2(O. You can cause brain damage. JERICHO C'mon. She smiles at them while holding up a large cardboard soft drink commercial sign with Round Seven printed on it. JOANNA Me too.) This is fighting at its lowest. CEASAR'S PALACE BOXING ARENA . INT. what do I know. Tommy Lee keeps his distance.LAS VEGAS .110. You can't hit a guy in the back of the head. though Jericho taunts him. CONTINUED: Mary drives on. COMMENTATOR #1(O. I'm just the mom.NIGHT MARY I hope you know what you're doing. The Jewish Guys eyes follow the scantily dressed cute girl across the ring.S. But. TOYOTA CAMRY . Tommy Lee hits him in the back of the head.S. Tommy Lee dances around him. As Jericho turns. SNOOKY It's a trap.
The Timekeeper rings the end of the eighth round. CEASAR'S PALACE BOXING ARENA .S. TOYOTA CAMRY . Mary puckers her red lips up. A security guard comes over to Mary.NIGHT The Audience is hushed and thrilled as it watches the match unfold. BLENDER He's just trying to scare you. Jericho sits in his corner. Listen to me. INT. want you to run side to side. We have to get there. COMMENTATOR #2(O. Tommy Lee nods. I (CONTINUED) . Boyd looks worried. Ole' Jericho's wearing down. BOYD Stay with me son. Blender and tommy see Jericho. Boyd washes Jericho's face and checks his eyes. CONTINUED: TERRY (to Terry) Please.) That was a terrific right hand. SECURITY GUARD You can't park here ma'am.111. Jericho stands up and raises his right fist at Tommy Lee in the other corner. COMMENTATOR #1(O.) He's taking advantage of a lot of Jericho's mistakes and is capitalizing on them.LAS VEGAS . For the first time.S. SNOOKY Go Daddy. INT.NIGHT The Toyota screeches to a stop in front of the arena. Tommy Lee takes advantage of the moment.
MARY You can park here baby. (She pouts her red lips and the guard smiles) Terry, you and Joanna get out and go to Jericho. I'll be along. Terry and Joanna slowly gets out as Mary flirts. A porter with a wheel chairs. Yells to her. PORTER You need this ma'am? Terry nods. The porter comes to her and helps her get in the chair. The porter, Joanna and Terry proceed inside. INT. CEASAR'S PALACE BOXING ARENA - LAS VEGAS - CONTINUOUS The Timekeeper rings in the eighth round. The Jewish Guys eyes follow a pretty girl scantily dressed as she walks across the ring holding up a large cardboard Beer commercial sign with Round Eight printed on it. Jericho and Tommy Lee go to the middle of the ring and begin fighting. Both look battered to the bone. Jericho and Tommy Lee face each other. COMMENTATOR #2(O.S.) Jericho isn't moving his right hand. Tommy Lee takes advantage of this and presses Jericho. COMMENTATOR #1(O.S.) Jericho hasn't thrown a right since he stood up. The Timekeeper rings the end of the ninth round. INT. CEASAR'S PALACE BOXING ARENA - HALLWAY - LAS VEGAS NIGHT Terry is in a wheelchair, escorted by the porter, Joanna and Mary is catching up. TERRY Mary, do you know what round they are in?
MARY I heard them announce round nine just ended. The guy said Jericho hurt his shoulder. It sounds bad. INT. CEASAR'S PALACE BOXING ARENA - LAS VEGAS - NIGHT In Jericho's corner, Boyd is talking to Jericho. BOYD Listen to me. (The Woman Doctor enters the ring.) And her. WOMAN DOCTOR (to JERICHO) Let me see your arm. Can you lift it? Jericho lifts his right arm and speaks loud. JERICHO Yeah, it works fine. WOMAN DOCTOR Okay. Push against me. Good. Can you use your right hand? Try and lift it again. SNOOKY Come on doc. Get those rejects back in the ring. The Timekeeper rings in the ninth round. A very pretty girl scantily dressed walks across the ring holding up a large cardboard Beer commercial sign with Round Nine printed on it. The doctor looks at the referee and then the judges. WOMAN DOCTOR Good to fight. He leaves the ring and Jericho goes to center ring. INT. CEASAR'S PALACE BOXING ARENA - LAS VEGAS - CONTINUOUS Mary finds a door. MARY Over here.
She opens the door and waits for Terry and the Porter. Terry looks through the doors to the ring. TERRY There he is. INT. CEASAR'S PALACE BOXING ARENA - LAS VEGAS - NIGHT Jericho and Tommy Lee go to the center of the ring. COMMENTATOR #1(O.S.) There's a big left hand by Jericho, and a right by Tommy Lee over the top. Jericho counters with a right hand again and pounds Tommy Lee. COMMENTATOR #2(O.S.) This is getting interesting. You know, when I watch Jericho I think of something that the great Joe Frazier said about fighters. The champions are hard men and Jericho is tough as they come. COMMENTATOR #1(O.S.) You're right. This is a fight to remember. Jericho presses Tommy Lee from every angle. Blender yells out. BLENDER(O.S.) Jab, jab, stay away! Jericho hits Tommy Lee's belly with a tremendous direct and then a formidable hook to his face. Tommy Lee flies into the ropes and has to grab onto them to stay on his feet. SNOOKY Give it up Jericho. Ole Silly Billy's gonna knock you out. Jericho stops and motions to him to come closer. Tommy Lee clings to the ropes, fighting for breath. COMMENTATOR #1(O.S.) Here we go again. Jericho counts with his left arm.
Jericho moves his neck around. (looking at the) (Middle-Aged Referee) Fight! Tommy Lee. BLENDER Get this guy. Snooky Checks her. Terry. CONTINUED: JERICHO Seven.115. The Jewish Guys watch the attractive girl scantily dressed walks across the ring holding up a large cardboard Beer commercial sign with Round Ten printed on it. The Fans whistle and "BOO..) Looks like he's trying to motivate Tommy Lee. eight. COMMENTATOR #1(O. Mary and the Porter rush down the hallway toward the ring. but they're much slower now. Joanna. COMMENTATOR #2(O. still on the ropes." BLENDER Stay away. You're the best fighter.S.) Jericho is just playing. Jericho goes to Tommy Lee and jabs him gently. The Timekeeper rings the end of the tenth round. as if it's sore.) Those games can get you splattered on the canvass. Blender lightly slaps Tommy Lee's face. COMMENTATOR #2(O. looks at him with disbelief. (CONTINUED) . Terry is exhausted as they roll forward.S. The Timekeeper rings in the tenth round. Jericho and Tommy Lee go back to their corners. One big shot.S. It looks a million miles away. Both sit and listen as their trainers examine them and clean them up..
Jericho squares him in the face and continues to jab his face like a punching ball.116. Jericho punches Tommy Lee in the belly. He continues to hit Tommy Lee in the belly even though Tommy Lee is hanging on the ropes. COMMENTATOR #1(O. he stops punching. The moment Jericho sees his concerned face. An exhausted Tommy Lee gets to his feet. Tommy Lee keeps his hand up to protect himself. SNOOKY Tommy. She smiles. though he's wobbly. not fighting back. Wat up Dog? The Middle-Aged Referee moves closer and watches Tommy Lee. The Middle-Aged Referee watches closely. SNOOKY (CONT’D) Damn Tommy. The sound of a whistle signals Jericho to start punching again. Snooky stands.) Here we go again. Jericho walks toward him and begins to repeatedly jab his face. Jericho becomes a demolition man as the fight reaches its climax. The Crowd is silent. (CONTINUED) . The Middle-Aged Referee watches Jericho. CONTINUED: (2) SNOOKY Dawn baby ain't you fine. Get tough. but a big direct to his belly opens his guard as he lowers his arm in pain. This is a hot ass mess.S. SNOOKY (CONT’D) Tommy get you a canna Red Bull. Tommy Lee goes back into the ropes and leans on them while Jericho persists. Tommy lowers his hands. making his face an easy target. get it on. Tommy Lee and Jericho clinch. ready to stop the fight.
(CONTINUED) . Jericho walks away from Tommy Lee. I'm gonna be paying for six months. Jericho! Jericho turns toward Terry's voice. Jericho winds up to hit Tommy Lee again in the head. that hurt the ole bank. Jericho has tears running down his face. Suddenly we see Terry and Joanna with Mary and the Porter in her wheelchair being pushes to ringside next to Boyd. The Middle-Aged Referee looks like he doesn't know what to do. Boyd looks around and is shocked. Stunned to see Terry. Terry says something to Boyd we can't hear. He motions for the female doctor. Take your time. The female doctor arrives and Boyd talks to her then she checks Terry. MIDDLE AGED REFEREE (to Jericho) What's going on? Get back up here and finish the fight. while Boyd appears concerned. SNOOKY (CONT’D) Oh. CONTINUED: (3) Tommy Lee's coach closes his eyes. TERRY No. He looks around and forgets about the fight. The Crowd murmurs amongst themselves as Jericho jumps out of the ring and lands near Terry's wheelchair. Just as Jericho is about the slam Tommy. SNOOKY Thank you Lord. He grabs Terry's face in his hands and stares at her for a long moment before turning to the Middle-Aged Referee. Jericho hits Tommy in the side of the head and he goes to his knees. exhausted and bleeding. SNOOKY Don't worry bout it Jericho. he hears Terry scream out from his corner. who falls to the canvas.117. The three Jewish Guys smile and look at Jericho.
JERICHO Count me down. The boy that always harasses. COMMENTATOR #1 Go back. FAN Get back in there and kick his ass. CONTINUED: (4) The Crowd is confused.. I love her. Jericho raises his fist. (CONTINUED) . MIDDLE-AGED REFEREE Six.. Jericho shakes his head. MIDDLE-AGED REFEREE One. You can be the new Champion of the World. Forfeits the world championship. COMMENTATOR #1 For the first time in boxing history. a winner and champion quits. The referee begins to count Jericho down. JERICHO Why not. faces him.. The Fan tosses his poster to the floor and backs away.118. two. Commentator #1 holds his microphone and goes to Jericho. The commentator faces a nearby CAMERAMAN. JERICHO I love you. The Middle-Aged Referee helps Tommy Lee to his feet and lifts his arms into the air. seven.. Finish the job. Jericho kisses Terry. I quit. A FAN near Jericho. carrying a "JERICHO" poster. BOY Don't Embarras yourself.
119. Terry looks at him curiously then with knowledge. Where ever you go. SNOOKY I be thankin you big Boss Man. The Crowd surrounds them. I go. you're out. Snooky looks up at heaven. Terry smiles and touches his face. Tommy Lee shoves the Middle-Aged Referee away and goes staggering to his corner. Love on her some more. JERICHO We just have one more thing to do. TERRY I'm ready. SNOOKY That's right Jericho baby. We got ti-me. but Israel is were I belong. Snooky stands and looks toward Jericho. ten. (CONTINUED) . She's hot. CONTINUED: (5) TERRY I love you too. TERRY I woke a little early today. TERRY I know sweetheart. Jericho stops kissing Terry and touches her face as if he can't get enough. I love America. JERICHO Mother is alone in Israel. Take your time. JERICHO I can't believe you're here. Referee counts in the background. MIDDLE-AGED REFEREE Nine. They kiss. I never want to be away from you again.
COMMENTATOR #1 What? Shouldn't you feel good about still being champ? What next? TOMMY LEE (smiling) Retirement. His eyes are almost swollen shut and he's still out of breath. MIDDLE-AGED REFEREE The reining and still Champion of the World. Chop-lieberman. The commentator approaches Tommy Lee with his microphone. SNOOKY (CONT’D) Hey. Like them curls. TOM-MY KILL-EER LEE. COMMENTATOR #1 How do you feel? Still Champion of World. Tommy Lee's face is battered. the referee announces Tommy as the winner. Tommy gives a who me look. They smile in the know. Snooky still standing looks up at the heavens. but Tommy Lee remains in his corner. You too Joanna. JERICHO Thanks Mary. Snooky goes to them. TOMMY LEE Humiliated. The three Jewish Guys sit still watching. Can we talk? (CONTINUED) . SNOOKY Maybe I was a little quick on that thanks. Tommy Lee glances over at Jericho. CONTINUED: (6) Blender raises the exhausted Tommy Lee's hand in the air.120. Mary stands behind Terry with Joanna still dressed in her wet tee-shirt. In the ring.
I just talk to you. I should never have tried to come between you and Terry. COMMENTATOR #1 Love won tonight.. It feels like a soap opera. Terry and Jericho break then Tommy raises Jericho's arm in the air as a sign of victory. Commentator appears insulted and speechless pointing at himself. Why were you of me? think want to wanted to so scared TERRY The way you talked scared me. I'm sorry Terry. COMMENTATOR #1 Your mic's on again. I was wrong and I'm sorry for that too. COMMENTATOR #2 I'm going home and kiss my wife. CONTINUED: (7) The commentator is back at his station. COMMENTATOR #1 OH brother. Looks sincerely at Jericho. Terry looks at Jericho. COMMENTATOR #2 That's why you're still single. She kisses him deeply. The crowd cheers.121. Everyone in the Audience claps and whistles. I just say. (CONTINUED) . TOMMY LEE Jericho. Jericho and Terry look up to see Tommy Lee moving next to them. Jericho smiles. (to Terry) When you ran away. TOMMY LEE I've had a lot of time to about all of this. assbreath..
. TOMMY LEE Go on. He looks at Mary and she gestures toward Terry. BLENDER Joanna? JOANNA Yes. TOMMY LEE Chill Blender. Boyd walks up. Boyd smiles with a twinkle in his eyes as he watches everyone. I came to town to tell you. BLENDER Come on. The usually cool Blender is shocked for a second. Terry holds her arms out smiling. CONTINUED: (8) Blender steps down and goes to Tommy. this is your daughter Terry. FADE OUT..122. You got a reputation to protect. BLENDER Is this. Jericho kisses his forehead. THE END . get lost. Michael comes up and shakes his hand and pats him on the shoulder.. JOANNA Let him stay. Mary You need to get your butt over to daddy's corner. Terry smiles. Blender hugs Terry. Joanna nods..
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