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Original Screenplay Written By Jason Wiese
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese
FADE IN EXT. – MILITARY BASE, OUTSIDE OF JACKSONVILLE, FL – DAY A military base lies in a desolate area of northern Florida. TITLE OVER: “Unidentified Military Base – Outside of Jacksonville, Florida” INT. – DETENTION CENTER WITHIN THE MILITARY BASE HALLWAY Dimly lit, cramped and depressing; a series of small prison cells straddle the narrow hallway on either side. The ceiling lights are flickering on and off. TWO GUARDS emerge from the darkness and slowly walk down the hall towards a particular cell; they are holding several handcuffs and leg restrainers. PRISON CELL The walls are dirty and moist from the humidity. Several old newspaper clippings have been taped up to decorate the walls. They include headlines such as: “Sears Tower collapses in Apocalyptic Explosion;” “Man Known Only as „Viper‟ Identified by the FBI as the World‟s Most Dangerous Terrorist;” “Hoover Dam Comes Crashing Down …Terrorism is Likely Suspect;” “„Viper‟ Strikes Again;” “„Viper‟ Captured, Authorities put an End to His Five-Year Reign of Terror.” VIPER, a tall, rugged, handsome but weathered man in his mid-thirties, is sitting at a small desk reading the bible. The two guards approach the cell. MILITARY GUARD #1 Viper. (pause) Viper.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Viper stands up from his desk and faces the guards. MILITARY GUARD #2 Come on, you‟re due in court in two hours. You don‟t want to keep the judge and all those pretty little reporters waiting now, do you? Viper just stands there emotionless and completely silent, not even acknowledging the guards‟ existence. As a sign of indifference, he picks the bible up off his desk and starts looking through it. MILITARY GUARD #1 You know the drill, put your arms out and walk slowly up to the cell door. Viper stands there stoically, then he sets his bible down and puts his hands on his hips. He spits in the direction of the guards and then stares them down. Out of anger, one of the guards hits his nightstick against the metal poles of the cell door. MILITARY GUARD #1 Now! Viper walks gingerly towards the cell door. He puts his hands and wrists through a slot in the door. While one of the guards puts him in handcuffs, the other stares directly into Viper‟s eyes. Viper reciprocates by staring right into the guard‟s eyes. MILITARY GUARD #2 You‟re not so tough. You‟re a bitch just like every other two bit terrorist that‟s ever walked this earth – from Osama to McVeigh to you. MILITARY GUARD #1 Ok, he‟s secured…let‟s move out. The military guard grabs the walkie-talkie from his belt and talks into it.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MILITARY GUARD #2 This is the detention center…we have secured the inmate and will be transporting him to the convoy immediately. Guard #1 unlocks the cell door and leads Viper out into the HALLWAY As he walks slowly up the hallway, the other guard, who is trailing behind him, violently hits Viper in the back of his knee with his nightstick. Viper lets out a horrific scream as he collapses in pain. Guard #1 forces him to stand back up as soon as he falls. MILITARY GUARD #1 Get up, don‟t lie down on me. MILITARY GUARD #2 That one‟s for my cousin, he was in the Sears Tower when you blew it up. Viper turns and flashes a devilish smile to the guard. The guards help Viper back up and they walk to the end of the hallway where a door swings open revealing the bright, sunny skies of the outside world. The three stand at the edge of the doorway. Viper is squinting his eyes as he quietly enjoys the fresh air. The guard speaks into his walkie-talkie again. MILITARY GUARD #2 Ready to complete transfer. Three additional guards from the outside approach Viper. One is holding a neck restraint contraption attached to a three-foot pole, which he puts on him. Viper initially tries to resist by flailing his body. MILITARY GUARD #1 Relax! Your life will be much more pleasant if you don‟t resist. (MORE)
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MILITARY GUARD #1 (cont‟d) Don‟t make me get the cattle prod. The guard is finally able to get the neck restraint on him and leads him outside. EXT. – DETENTION CENTER AT THE MILITARY BASE - DAY
A convoy of ten military vehicles – jeeps and armored personnel carriers - is lined up outside of the building. The vehicles are flanked by several dozen heavily armed MILITARY POLICE. They have created a column of protection from the building to the vehicles. Flying overhead, supplying aerial support, are multiple Black Hawk and Cobra helicopters. Five guards lead Viper through the column of soldiers towards the convoy. One of the guards is holding the pole to his neck restraint like a dog‟s leash. Viper and the guards approach the middle vehicle in the convoy where an ARMY COLONEL and several other guards are awaiting them. The COLONEL, a grizzled, hard, muscular man, is wearing sunglasses. The guards salute the Colonel. MILITARY GUARD #1 Sir, I present you the prisoner to be transferred to the federal district court. ARMY COLONEL So, you are the one they call… Viper. The Colonel paces back and forth around Viper. ARMY COLONEL (cont‟d) The man so feared and so dangerous they have to keep him imprisoned on a military base. The man who will live and who will die while showing no hint of remorse. And (MORE)
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese ARMY COLONEL (cont‟d) thinks he can play god…choosing who for what? Who knows, nobody can get into that little brain of yours to figure out why any American would commit terrorism against other Americans. The Colonel gets right up into Viper‟s face. ARMY COLONEL (cont‟d) You don‟t talk too much, do you? MILITARY GUARD #2 He‟s barely said two words since he‟s been incarcerated here. ARMY COLONEL What, pretty boy all nervous? He can‟t handle the piss poor conditions, is that why he doesn‟t speak? The colonel turns to the surrounding guards behind him. ARMY COLONEL (cont‟d) Load him into the truck and secure him. Guards grab Viper and walk him to the back of an Armored Personnel Carrier. MILITARY GUARD #1 Colonel, I‟m sure you are well aware, but I just want to warn you, this thing is pure evil, he‟s capable of anything. We‟ve witnessed him first hand over the past few months, we know what he‟s about. Don‟t turn your back on him for a second. ARMY COLONEL Thank you for the advice soldier, but I‟ve got it from here. I think I‟ll be able to take care of this with no problem.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese The colonel walks to the back of the vehicle where he sees Viper securely strapped and shackled into a small cell. Once Viper is settled in, the soldiers take the neck restraint off of him. ARMY COLONEL Enjoy the ride. The colonel slams the back door shut. EXT. – AN ACCESS ROAD, OUTSIDE OF THE BASE – DAY The convoy, flanked by two helicopters, exits the military base and drives down an access road. INT. – THE MILITARY VEHICLE HOLDING VIPER The Colonel, sitting in the front passenger seat, takes a Cuban cigar out from an inside jacket pocket. He takes a long whiff of it, carefully lights it, and takes a puff. ARMY COLONEL Ahhh, there‟s nothing better than hitting up a good Cuban during a relaxing afternoon drive. The Colonel leans back in his seat, completely relaxed. knocks his fist on the metal divider behind him to get Viper‟s attention in the back of the vehicle. ARMY COLONEL (cont‟d) You know, you‟re lucky that those friggin‟ politically correct bureaucrats in Washington closed down Guantanamo. If it wasn‟t for that, you‟d be rotting away in Cuba for the rest of your life, forgotten by the world and getting tortured for the rest of your natural existence. Electroshocking your balls, rape, waterboarding, the whole nine yards. (pause) But no, apparently Guantanamo was too inhumane in the eyes of some people. Which means that now you‟re (MORE) He
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese ARMY COLONEL (cont‟d) my problem. It‟s almost unfair, someone like you getting three square meals a day, access to a TV and a weight room. You‟re living better than millions of other good, decent Americans living in this country. The Colonel pauses to take a big puff of his cigar and blows the smoke slowly into Viper‟s cage. ARMY COLONEL (cont‟d) And don‟t get me started on how you escaped a military tribunal and instead get tried by a jury of your peers. I mean a jury let O.J. off of murder, so there‟s no telling what may happen with twelve ordinary people judging your fate. (pause) If you get off on a technicality, so help me god I will hunt you do and kill you. I swear to god I will do that. (pause) I wish we could just bury you in a hole out in the middle of nowhere and forget about you. The colonel looks through an opening protected with bars that allows him to keep an eye on Viper in the back. ARMY COLONEL (cont‟d) Hey, don‟t go to sleep on me in there. We need you bright eyed and bushy-tailed for court. Viper is sitting in the back corner of the vehicle, staring at the floor and not acknowledging the Colonel. Then he closes his eyes and leans his head back against the side. EXT. - ISOLATED ROAD - DAY The convoy is speeding down a desolate road in the middle of nowhere, still flanked by helicopters.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese INT. – THE MILITARY VEHICLE HOLDING VIPER VIPER‟S CAGE Viper looks down at his watch, which says “2:59 PM.” Upon noticing what time it is, Viper laughs which draws the attention of the Colonel. ARMY COLONEL (angrily) What‟s so funny, why are you laughing? (pause) I said, what‟s so funny?! Still laughing, Viper stares at the Colonel, finally acknowledging his existence, and speaks for the first time. VIPER (smirks) You‟ll see. Viper puts his head back against the side of the vehicle and closes his eyes again. The Colonel is perplexed by Viper‟s behavior and just turns back around. EXT. – ISOLATED ROAD - DAY A U-Haul truck is broken down along the side of the road. A shady looking man in his thirties is looking under the hood, trying to fix the truck. As the convoy passes, the man looks up from the hood and stares at it. He makes eye contact with the Colonel. INT. – THE MILITARY VEHICLE HOLDING VIPER The Colonel notices this man staring at him but is not too concerned about his predicament though. ARMY COLONEL This is a hell of a place to breakdown. He might be stranded there for a while.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese ARMY DRIVER Sir, should I call in help for him? ARMY COLONEL No solider, let‟s just concentrate on the mission at hand. EXT. – ISOLATED ROAD - DAY The man slams down the hood and hurries into the driver‟s seat. He drives up to the convoy, trailing it by about 50 yards. INT. – THE MILITARY VEHICLE HOLDING VIPER Viper is sitting in complete peacefulness with his eyes still closed. His hands are together, like he‟s praying. EXT. – ISOLATED ROAD - DAY IN FRONT OF THE CONVOY A man dressed in camouflage is hiding up in a tree about 200 yards in front of the convoy. He is holding an RPG launcher on his right shoulder aimed at the convoy. He looks across the road at another camouflaged man who is also hiding in a tree armed with an RPG launcher. They are trading hand signals to coordinate their timing. Hidden within the tall grass alongside the road are several mercenary-type men dressed in all black. They are lying on their stomachs and holding M-16 machine guns. IN BACK OF THE CONVOY The U-Haul truck pulls up closer to the back of the convoy. Then the driver abruptly turns the vehicle so it is blocking both lanes, cutting off passageway in either direction. The driver gets out of the truck brandishing a machine gun and runs into the tall grass on the side of the road. IN A HELICOPTER SUPPORTING THE CONVOY
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese HELICOPTER PILOT We see no problems on the horizon, estimated time of arrival is… The pilot pauses as he notices a flash coming from a tree in the distance. HELICOPTER PILOT (cont‟d) Wait, what the hell is that! A grenade shot from the tree hits the helicopter causing an instant explosion and blowing it to pieces. A split second after the first helicopter is hit; the second helicopter is hit and blows up as well. IN FRONT OF THE CONVOY Two of the MERCENARIES run out of the tall grass onto the road and in front of the convoy. They begin to shoot up the first vehicle of the convoy with their machine guns. The windshield is shot out as the two soldiers inside are hit multiple times. The tires are blown out as well causing the vehicle to stop in the middle of the road. This causes mass confusion within the convoy and a domino effect as one vehicle after another crashes into each other. A pile-up in the middle of the road ensues. INT. – MILITARY VEHICLE HOLDING VIPER The colonel is thrown around the cab of the vehicle as they try to avoid crashing into the vehicle in front of them. ARMY COLONEL What the hell is going on! What the hell is going on up there! The vehicle makes a few moves to evade the other vehicles but they ultimately crash into the pile-up created in front of them. The damaged vehicle comes to a stop. The Colonel has a bruise on his forehead from hitting it against the door.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese ARMY COLONEL (to the driver) Come on, get out! We have to create a perimeter around the vehicle and secure the prisoner! The colonel looks into the back of the vehicle where Viper is imprisoned. VIPER‟S CAGE Viper is still just sitting there silently. ARMY COLONEL Did you do this?! Viper looks down at the floor and doesn‟t acknowledge him. EXT. – ISOLATED ROAD – DAY IN FRONT OF THE CONVOY With the convoy now stuck with no escape route, five mercenaries run out into the road firing their weapons while a few stay hidden off the road firing at anything that moves in or around the vehicles. The two tree-dwelling mercenaries repel down to the ground, throwing their RPG launchers to the side of the road. Then they take out their pistols and join the attack. A fierce gun battle erupts between the mercenaries and the soldiers in the convoy. The mercenaries scramble to take up positions around the convoy, while the soldiers hustle out of their vehicles and take cover behind them. OUTSIDE OF THE COLONEL‟S MILITARY VEHICLE The Colonel storms out of the passenger‟s side and immediately pulls out his pistol, firing indiscriminately into the tall grass hoping to hit someone. ARMY COLONEL (growling) Die, die, die! Boys, secure the vehicle; don‟t let anyone come (MORE)
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese ARMY COLONEL (cont‟d) within twenty yards! The Colonel carefully backs up to the back of the vehicle while continuing to fire off round after round. There are two soldiers protecting both sides from behind the vehicle, guarding the entrance to Viper‟s cage. ARMY COLONEL Whatever you do, whatever happens, don‟t open this door! (pause) If this door opens, you‟ll unleash hell on earth! During the vicious gun battle, one of the soldiers guarding the cage is shot followed shortly by the other soldier. This leaves the Colonel as the lone defender of Viper‟s cage, which he is vigorously defending. A slender, non-descript MERCENARY wearing a hat and sunglasses and dressed in all black approaches the convoy along the side of the road. Going undetected, the mercenary confidently marches up the road toward the vehicle holding Viper. INT. – MILITARY VEHICLE HOLDING VIPER VIPER‟S CAGE Viper picks the lock on his handcuffs then his leg shackles. Once finished, he crawls over to the small opening in the metal divider so he can see the action outside. Upon surveying the scene, Viper cracks an evil smile. EXT. – ISOLATED ROAD - DAY BEHIND THE VEHICLE HOLDING VIPER The Colonel runs out of bullets in his pistol and throws it down in anger and frustration. He picks up one of the dead soldier‟s machine guns and begins firing fiercely while letting out loud growls.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese The mercenary continues walking alongside the road getting closer and closer to the middle of the convoy and the vehicle holding Viper. After firing off several rounds, the Colonel is shot in the shoulder. While clutching his upper body and temporarily tending to his wound, he is shot a second time in the stomach. The colonel keels over in pain while desperately clinging to his machine gun. He musters up enough strength to stand up straight and aim his weapon. Suddenly, the mysterious mercenary, who has been creeping up from the other side of the convoy, appears behind the Colonel. He doesn‟t realize somebody is behind him. ALONG THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, IN THE TALL GRASS When they notice one of their people standing behind the Colonel, the mercenaries stop shooting at him. BEHIND THE VEHICLE HOLDING VIPER The mercenary pulls out a pistol and aims it only an inch away from the back of the Colonel‟s head. The trigger is pulled and he is shot at point blank range. Blood gushes from his head as he slowly falls to the ground. The mercenary takes her sunglasses and hat off revealing that the person is, in fact, VIXEN, a tall, exotic looking, female brunette. She takes a few pins out of her hair and let‟s down her long, brown hair. Vixen shoots the lock off the back door of the truck that is containing Viper and whips the door open. Viper emerges from the darkness of his cage and enjoys his first breath of fresh air in a long time. He looks over to Vixen with a big smile. VIPER (smoothly) Vixen.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese VIXEN Viper. Viper jumps out of the truck, embraces Viper and gives her a passionate kiss. VIPER I‟m happy to see you. sight for sore eyes. You‟re a
VIXEN Come on, let‟s go before reinforcements get here. Viper reaches down and picks up a few handguns and machine guns from the dead solders‟ hands. Vixen grabs Viper‟s hand and runs towards the U-Haul truck that was parked on the side of the road behind the convoy. AT THE U-HAUL TRUCK Vixen hollers out to the mercenaries who are roaming around the convoy collecting weapons, cigarettes, money and anything else they can take from the dead soldiers. VIXEN Let‟s go, men. We‟re out! A few of the mercenaries set explosive devices in the decimated convoy. Then they rush over to the U-Haul and pile into the back. Once they‟ve all boarded, Vixen closes up the back of the truck and then she and Viper enter the cab. As the U-Haul takes off down the road, the devices go off in the convoy setting off several large explosions. INT. – U-HAUL TRUCK, FRONT CAB Viper is driving down the empty road while Vixen is very relaxed sitting in the passenger‟s seat. VIXEN What now?
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese VIPER I don‟t know, maybe I‟ll give myself up to the first local sheriff I see. You know this five minutes of freedom has been fun and all, but I don‟t think it‟s for me. VIXEN (laughs) Yeah, I‟m sure we went through this whole elaborate plan just so you can be sent back to prison. Seriously, we succeeded in getting you out, but what do we do now? You know you can‟t show your face anywhere. (pause) We should‟ve planned this out when we were planning your escape. VIPER One step at a time; the most important thing was getting me free, I didn‟t want to overcomplicate things by creating an elaborate plan that involved too many steps. I was worried we‟d lose focus at that point and screw up the rescue. VIXEN OK, now you‟re free though. what are we going to do? So
VIPER Well, after we dump this truck, I figure we‟ll hideout in Miami for a little bit. VIXEN Not a bad idea. There are so many criminals in Miami already, we should blend right in. VIPER Exactly. Actually, we‟re going to go see one of my main financial (MORE)
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese VIPER (cont‟d) supporters, he lives on the Beach. He should be able to arrange safe passage for us out of the country. VIXEN Can we trust him? VIPER Oh yeah, we can trust him, believe me. He was the one who financed some of my finest acts. He‟s on the level, and he will help us. VIXEN If you say so. Hey, if you trust him, I‟ll trust him. Vixen notices two unique looking palm trees next to each other on the side of the desolate road. VIXEN Pull over. The car should be somewhere around here. Viper pulls over to the side of the road. EXT. – ISOLATED ROAD IN THE EVERGLADES – DAY Viper pulls the U-Haul truck over to the side of the road and both he and Vixen get out. Vixen immediately heads into the tall grass as Viper hangs out on the shoulder of the road. A few seconds later, Vixen backs out of the tall grass in a yellow Lamborghini and pulls onto the side of the road. Vixen gets out of the car. VIPER (in awe) Nice ride. VIXEN I figured we‟d need something fast for our escape. Are you ready?
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese VIPER Not yet, we need to take care of one more thing. INT. – U-HAUL TRAILER The mercenaries are sitting in the back of the trailer laughing, smiling and high-fiving each other. Some are even blowing rings with the smoke from their cigars. EXT. – ISOLATED ROAD – DAY Viper walks back over to the front cab of the U-Haul truck and opens the passenger side door. He takes a machine gun out and approaches Vixen. VIPER Would you like to do the honors? VIXEN What do you mean? VIPER What do you think I mean? can‟t have any witnesses. We
VIXEN Yeah, but I thought we were just going to leave them all locked up in the back while we rode off into the sunset? VIPER We can‟t do that. No survivors. They‟re mercenaries, that‟s who we hired. They‟ll do anything for money…hence their name. The second the cops find them they‟re going to open their mouths. That‟d fuck everything up. We need to get to Miami before anyone figures out exactly what the hell happened here. The last thing we need is the cops closing down I-95 in both directions and launching a nationwide manhunt before we even get to my guy in Miami.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese VIXEN (reluctantly) OK, I understand. But you can do the dirty work. VIPER That‟s fine by me. Vixen walks over to the Lamborghini and gets in the passenger‟s seat. Viper fires several shots at the trailer then, aiming at the fuel tank, he fires until a direct shot blows up the truck and kills all the mercenaries sitting in the back. He drops the gun and takes his time walking back to the Lamborghini. Once there he gets into the driver‟s seat. INT. – U-HAUL TRAILER All the mercenaries are lying bloody and burned in the trailer that‟s on fire; some are lying on top of others. INT. – VIPER‟S YELLOW LAMBORGHINI VIPER Now we can go. Viper leans over and kisses Vixen. VIPER (cont‟d) Shall we? VIXEN Let‟s go. VIPER It‟s been a while, let‟s see if I remember how to drive one of these things. Viper kicks it into gear. EXT. – ISOLATED ROAD - DAY The Lamborghini peels out and speeds down the road.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese The car passes a sign along the side of the road that reads: “Dade County - 350 miles” EXT. – RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY, DOWNTOWN MIAMI – DAY A red FERRARI speeds across lanes down the causeway with scenic downtown Miami in the background. INT. – SOUTH BEACH GYM The dark and musty gym is very old school and is for the serious workout enthusiast and boxers-in-training. There are several muscular men working out in different areas. DIESEL, a big, muscular man in his thirties is in the corner of the gym. He‟s lifting heavy weights over his head during an intense workout. EXT. – SOUTH BEACH GYM, PARKING LOT The Ferrari roars into the parking lot and pulls right up to the gym entrance, taking up two spots. Out of the car steps MAGNUM, a tall, slender AfricanAmerican man in his early thirties. He walks into the gym. INT. – SOUTH BEACH GYM Magnum walks through the gym and over to the area that Diesel is working out in. MAGNUM What‟s up player? Diesel greets him with a strong handshake. DIESEL What‟s up Magnum? MAGNUM Chillin‟ bro. DIESEL Hey man, come over and help me out here. Diesel walks over to an area with a punching bag.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL (cont‟d) Gimme some support and hold this while I take some punches. MAGNUM Alright, no problem. Magnum holds the bag as Diesel punches it. thrown harder and harder. Each punch is
Once Diesel tires out, he stops punching and takes a deep breath. Magnum hands him a towel to wipe off. MAGNUM Hey Diesel, I got to tell you something. DIESEL What is it? MAGNUM Viper escaped. DIESEL What? When? (pause) How?
MAGNUM Yesterday, up around Jacksonville. They were transporting him to federal court. There was some kind of big shoot out, they don‟t know exactly what happened or how he escaped, but he got away. DIESEL Are you kidding me? MAGNUM No. In anger, Diesel winds up and hits the punching bag with all of his might. DIESEL God damn it! God damn it! fucking cocksucker! That
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MAGNUM Yeah, sorry man. DIESEL I can‟t believe he‟s out, roaming the streets. (pause) I have to do something. MAGNUM Why don‟t you let the police handle this? Well screw the police; you know the FBI, the CIA, the military and Interpol are probably all on the case by now. Why don‟t you let them do their jobs and risk their lives. I‟m sure they‟ll capture him. DIESEL I can‟t sit idly by and do nothing, besides I know things that the feds don‟t about Viper. Remember I worked in the same club as him. I know his contacts and connections, I know his potential hiding places; I know everything about Viper. MAGNUM So why don‟t you just turn that information over to the authorities? DIESEL Are you serious? The feds can fuck up a cup of coffee. They wouldn‟t know what to do with a good tip if it came up and bit them on their collective asses. (pause) No, I want to get him myself. I want revenge. I want to punish him for what he did. Besides, the cops don‟t have the balls to pull the trigger if they find him…I do. It‟s payback time. MAGNUM Fair enough.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL I could really use your help. It could get dangerous though. (pause) Are you in? Magnum thinks about Diesel‟s question for a moment. MAGNUM You know I‟m always down with helping you. Magnum shakes Diesel‟s hand. DIESEL Thanks bro. MAGNUM I got to ask one thing though. DIESEL What‟s that? MAGNUM I need to know exactly what I‟m getting myself into. Now I know you know Viper and you‟ve worked with him before and you had a big falling out even before he became recognized as this global terrorist. But I only know the very basics. (pause) I need to know the whole story between you and him. I think I‟m owed that much if I‟m going to get knee-deep into this shit; the guy is a maniac. DIESEL We had much more than a falling out, but OK, I‟ll give you the background. MAGNUM Thanks, that‟s all I want. DIESEL Let me take a shower, then we‟ll (MORE)
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL (cont‟d) head over to Monty‟s and grab a drink. MAGNUM Sounds good, I‟m going to do a few things then I‟ll meet you there. Diesel wraps the towel over his head and walks across the gym to the locker room. EXT. – OCEAN DRIVE, SOUTH BEACH – DAY A typical sun-drenched weekend afternoon on Ocean Drive. Bikini-clad women are walking along the sidewalk while others are rollerblading down the street. Fancy cars – Ferraris, Hummers, Porsches, etc – are cruising slowly down the street so that everyone can see them and they can see everyone. Viper‟s yellow Lamborghini, with its top down, drives down the street. VIPER‟S LAMBORGHINI Viper is driving with Vixen in the passenger‟s seat. They‟re both dressed in all black and wearing sunglasses. VIXEN Don‟t you think it‟s dangerous to be cruising down Ocean Drive with the top down? VIPER (devilish smile) Yes, but I like to live dangerously. VIXEN And you‟re not afraid that somebody will recognize you? VIPER So let them. I just want to enjoy my freedom, cruise down the Drive with the top down and the window blowing through my (MORE)
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese VIPER (cont‟d) hair. (pause) Besides if any Joe Public even thinks about doing anything, I‟ll fucking kill them. Viper looks down in his lap, where an automatic rifle is sitting. VIXEN So where exactly are we going? VIPER We‟re going to see one of my main financiers, you know the guy I was talking about the other day. He has a house on Star Island. He‟ll give us some money for new clothes and a place to stay. He should also be able to hook us up with an exit strategy too. Hopefully in a few days we‟ll be living in obscurity, sunning ourselves on a Greek island. VIXEN You think it‟ll be safe to go over his place? VIPER Oh yeah, it should be fine. I don‟t think the feds ever made a connection between him and me. Besides the local authorities, hell even the feds too, probably don‟t know I‟m free yet. Everything will be ok. Viper pops a disc into the CD player and turns it up loud. Viper pulls up to a red light and admires all the hot women walking along the sidewalk. He even lowers his sunglasses at a point to get a better view. VIPER (cont‟d) God damn, I love this city. Don‟t worry babe, we‟ll be there in five minutes.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Viper peels out the Lamborghini once the stop light turns green and speeds down the street. EXT. – MONTY‟S RAW OYSTER RESTAURANT, COCONUT GROVE – DAY Diesel and Magnum are sitting at a picnic table on the outside deck by the water. A waitress approaches their table and drops off two mixed drinks. MONTY‟S WAITRESS Here you go gentlemen. DIESEL Thanks doll. MONTY‟S WAITRESS Do you guys need anything else for now? DIESEL No, we‟re all set. The waitress walks away from the table. Both men take a drink. Diesel, who‟s wearing sunglasses, looks out over the water and watches several sailboats in the distance. DIESEL (cont‟d) It‟s a nice day on the water. MAGNUM It is. Diesel and Magnum stay silent for a moment as they both take in the picturesque scene on the water. MAGNUM So Diesel? Tell me about Viper. What‟s the beef? Diesel looks away from the water and turns his attention to Magnum, who‟s sitting across the table from him. DIESEL Viper…Viper. It‟s more than just beef.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MAGNUN Well I figured that, so what is it, why is it so personal? I mean, granted, everyone in this country would like to kick his ass and beat the shit out of him. But it‟s different with you, I can see it. DIESEL So years ago, before I even knew you, I used to be the head bouncer and part-time manager of that mega-club Rage on Washington Street, right? MAGNUM Yeah. DIESEL And Viper ran the club for a guy named Mohammed; some shady Middle East businessman who bought the club to launder money. MAGNUM And you ended up knocking Viper on his ass in a fight at the club. DIESEL That I did; right before I got cold-cocked from behind and knocked out. So you know why I punched him? MAGNUM No, you never told me. DIESEL One night the bartenders were running out of ten dollar bills at the cash registers, so I ran downstairs to the office, where the safe was, to grab some more money. When I got there I found Viper on the phone; I never trusted that prick, I always thought he was off, so instead of just interrupting his call, I decided (MORE)
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL (cont‟d) to hang back, hide out in the corner and listen in to what he was up to. I caught Viper talking to someone about how he blew up the Federal Courthouse in Ft. Lauderdale the month before. A friend of Mohammed‟s was scheduled to go on trial a few weeks later on drug trafficking and murder charges. He was facing life in prison and billions of dollars in fines, not millions, billions. Viper blew up that building. So I confronted him right then and there, I punched him; and then all of a sudden from behind I got suckerpunched. I‟m guessing it was one of Mohammed‟s goons. I always thought Viper was shady, but until that moment, I had no idea that he was this terrorist mastermind. (pause) Well, when I finally came to I realized I was in the alley outside the club. The next day I tried to go into the club to see Mohammed, I figured that Viper was on the run by this time, but I wanted to figure out what kind of involvement Mohammed had in all of this. Unfortunately, I only get ten feet into the place before I‟m approached by about eight guys, a few of them who were my friends just 24 hours before, who tell me that Mohammed is not available. Then they proceed to pick me up, rush me out of the club and beat the shit out of me in an alley before tossing me in a dumpster like I was just another piece of garbage. MAGNUM Wow. Diesel takes a moment to look out at the peacefulness of the Bay again before looking back at Magnum.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL So the reason why I was so pissed at Viper for blowing up the courthouse? (pause) My pregnant girlfriend worked as a law clerk in the building. MAGNUM (shocked) Really? DIESEL I had just found out the week before she was pregnant. We had been dating for over three years at that point. I was picking her up from work on a Friday. I was going to take her to a nice, fancy dinner on Las Olas that night to propose to her. I even had the ring in my pocket. (pause) She steps out of the building and she sees me on the street hanging out against my car. When she sees me she gives me this big wave and a huge smile covers her whole face. It was so nice. (pause) Well all of a sudden, as soon as she takes one step forward, BOOM! A huge bomb goes off. The force of the explosion blows me over my car. I get up and see her propelled into the air, she must have gone up 15-20 feet high and flew through the air maybe 30 yards or so. She landed right on the hood of a car, half of her body went through its windshield. I tried to help her, I did everything I could. But it wasn‟t enough. She had shrapnel all in her back and her neck and chest were all cut up from the glass of the windshield. She was already dead by the time I got to her.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MAGNUM (shocked) Holy shit Diesel, how come you never told me this? DIESEL It‟s tough, it was tough to live through and it‟s especially tough to relive it. MAGNUM I can imagine. DIESEL Plus I didn‟t even know you at that point of my life, so I didn‟t want to bring any of that past baggage into our friendship. MAGNUM Yeah but that‟s not even baggage Diesel, that‟s your life, a big part of your life. DIESEL I know. It hurts, I loved that girl so much. I still do love her very much. And that asshole took it all away, in the blink of an eye. That asshole. (pause) I never want to forget about her, and I never will. It‟s just that it‟s really tough to talk about it. We were going to have a great life together, I know we would‟ve. MAGNUM I understand, I mean talk about bringing up bad memories. DIESEL That‟s why I‟m going to find this guy and deliver my own brand of justice; not just for me, not just for Sarah, my dead girlfriend, but for everyone else that was hurt or affected by his senseless acts.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MAGNUM Diesel, I‟m here for you, You can believe that, that‟s the truth. We‟ll take this prick down together. Magnum extends his arm over the table for a handshake, Diesel accepts it. DIESEL Good, let‟s get to work. MAGNUM What are we going to do first? Diesel stands up and throws some money on the table to pay the bill. DIESEL We‟re going to go to Star Island and knock on Mohammed‟s front door. EXT. - MACARTHUR CAUSEWAY – DAY Viper‟s yellow Lamborghini is speeding down the causeway. The car crosses between lanes, dodging in and out of traffic; then takes a quick left onto an access road that connects to Star Island. They drive past a sign that says “Star Island” on the access road. EXT. – SECURITY HOUSE, ENTRY TO STAR ISLAND – DAY The Lamborghini drives up to a quaint security house located at the entry to the island. VIXEN We‟re gonna get caught. I can feel it, we‟re gonna get caught. VIPER Just play it cool and we‟ll be fine. VIXEN He‟s got a TV in there and I‟m sure he‟s got a police scanner too. We‟re so screwed.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese VIPER Don‟t worry about it. Be cool. We‟ll be alright. If worse comes to worse, I‟ll put a bullet between his eyes before he gets a chance to figure out who we are. A young security guard emerges from the house and stands over Viper. SECURITY GUARD Good afternoon, sir. VIPER Hey there, what‟s going on? SECURITY GUARD And who are you visiting today? VIPER Mr. Mohammed. SECURITY GUARD Is he expecting you? VIPER (smoothly) Why yes he is. The security guard gives him a long stare, obviously skeptical of something. After a tension-filled pause, he speaks again. SECURITY GUARD Can I see your license so I can check you in? VIPER Sorry, I don‟t have it on me. SECURITY GUARD (perplexed) You don‟t have it on you? VIPER No.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese SECURITY GUARD So does that mean you‟re currently driving without a license? VIPER Hey, it‟s Miami. Me driving without a license is the least of this city‟s worries. Vixen reaches into her purse, takes out her ID and interrupts the conversation by forcing her license into the guard‟s hands. VIXEN Here, take my ID. Is that ok? The guard looks long and hard back and forth between the license and Vixen and Viper. Viper is cool, calm and collective. He‟s looking straight ahead only occasionally acknowledging the guard and seemingly not worried at all about anything. SECURTIY GUARD Ok, let me check you into the log. Give me a second. The guard walks back into the security house for a moment. VIPER That guy doesn‟t know how lucky he is that you spoke up. I was about to punch him right in the throat if he questioned me anymore. The guard comes back out and hands the license back to Vixen. Although suspicious of the two, he ultimately lets them go. SECURITY GUARD Ok, you can proceed. Do you know where you‟re going? Once Vixen takes the license back, Viper doesn‟t acknowledge the guard‟s question and just speeds off.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese EXT. – STREET, STAR ISLAND – DAY As Viper drives down a street on the island, Vixen looks around in awe as she sees mansion after mansion on both sides of the road. EXT. – DRIVEWAY OF MOHAMMED‟S HOUSE, STAR ISLAND – DAY Viper pulls up into the driveway of Mr. Mohammed‟s palatial estate on the water. Both Viper and Vixen get out of the car. They stand still for a second in awe as they take in the enormous size of the house. They slowly approach the front door. EXT. – ON A STAGE OVERLOOKING THE WATER, COCONUT GROVE DAY A makeshift stage is set up in a park overlooking the water outside of a Miami police station. The waves are crashing in the background and the wind is blowing hard. The POLICE CHIEF, a balding, husky, middle-aged man, is standing at the podium talking to a large group of reporters seated about ten to twenty rows deep. Several TV cameras are lined up recording the press conference. The police chief is talking in the middle of a press conference. POLICE CHIEF Make no mistake ladies and gentleman, we are dealing with the most dangerous man to ever roam the streets of America. It goes without saying, but everyone should consider him armed and extremely dangerous. (pause) If anyone sees this man they call Viper, you are urged to not approach him; but rather call your local law enforcement or 911. (pause) While every local, state and federal agency is working around the clock to bring him back into custody, we need everyone‟s help in doing this. To this end, we are offering an (MORE)
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese POLICE CHIEF (cont‟d) unprecedented $25 million reward for information leading to the re-capture of Viper. That is how serious we are and that is how dangerous he is. (pause) I‟ll now open it up to questions. Please keep in mind that this is an on-going investigation and therefore there are some things that we cannot talk about at this time. Most of the reporters anxiously raise their hand and start shouting. The police chief picks one of them out of the crowd. POLICE CHIEF (cont‟d) Yes, you. FEMALE REPORTER #1 It was well known that anytime Viper was ever transported from his prison, he always traveled in a heavily armored convoy… POLICE CHIEF (interrupts) That‟s correct. FEMALE REPORTER #1 …Is there any confirmation as to how he was able to escape? POLICE CHIEF I cannot comment on that at this time. (pause) Next question. The reporters once again raise their hands in an attempt to get the chief‟s attention. The chief picks another one out of the crowd. POLICE CHIEF (cont‟d) OK, you next.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MALE REPORTER #1 Did he have an accomplice or accomplices who might have helped him pull off this daring escape? POLICE CHIEF Although I can neither confirm nor deny anyone else‟s potential involvement in his escape plan, it‟s hard to imagine that he was able to pull this off alone. We are actively searching for any and all accomplices he might have, whether they be old friends or maybe someone new he met in prison. (pause) Next question. FEMALE REPORTER #2 Chief, if this whole escape was hatched over 350 miles away up in Jacksonville near the Georgia border, why is a significant press conference like this being held all the way down here in Miami? POLICE CHIEF We have reason to believe that Viper might have escaped down to Miami already or that he might be planning to come down here in the very near future. FEMALE REPORTER #2 And what gives you that idea? Do you have specific intelligence that leads you to this belief? POLICE CHIEF Once again, we can‟t get into specifics; but Miami is a real possibility for Viper which is why we want all residents to remain vigilant. (pause) Thank you everyone for coming here, that‟s all we can say at this time. We‟ll give you another update when (MORE)
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese POLICE CHIEF (cont‟d) any additional information comes to light. ON A PIER, OFF TO THE DISTANCE FROM THE STAGE Diesel and Magnum are hanging out on the pier watching the press conference going on in the distance. Although it‟s hard to hear him in the distance, both are listening intently to what the chief is saying. MAGNUM (in awe) $25 million! DIESEL That‟s what we call life‟s little bonus. (pause) I‟m not doing any of this for the money though. MAGNUM Yeah, but at the same time, $25 million is a nice chunk of change. DIESEL You got that right. We split it right down the middle; 50 / 50. MAGNUM (taken aback) Wait, are you sure? I‟m willing to give you a larger percentage, this is your thing anyways. DIESEL It‟s our thing. I thank you for the nice gesture; but we‟re in this together, so we‟re both entitled to half. Agreed? MAGNUM As long as you‟re sure about that, you know I‟m cool with it.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL Great, it‟s time to trek over to Mohammed‟s. MAGNUM Diesel, why don‟t we just give the cops Mohammed‟s info and tell them about the link to Viper? That alone could probably score us the $25 million and we could do it right now. DIESEL True, but I want chance to confront Viper in person before we collect. If you‟re gonna go on this ride with me, that‟s all I ask for. That you allow me to find Viper before we turn over any information to the authorities. MAGNUM OK, Diesel, you know I‟m with you. Magnum and Diesel both shake hands. INT. – LIVING ROOM, MOHAMMED‟S HOUSE Vixen is in awe as she and Viper enter the opulent living room. It‟s a spacious room that features the best of both new and old toys, such as antique decorations and the latest hi-tech gadgets. There‟s also a floor to ceiling, wall-to-wall window overlooking the water. MR. MOHAMMED is standing over to the side of the room. A well groomed, well educated Arab, Mohammed is the epitome of high society in Miami - dapper but yet mysterious. He‟s tall and slender, with slicked back black hair, and is wearing a buttoned up shirt and nicely pressed slacks. MR. MOHAMMED Viper, what a surprise. Mohammed puts his cup of tea down on an end table and approaches Viper and Vixen. He shakes Viper‟s hand.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MR. MOHAMMED How are you doing old friend? you followed? VIPER No, we‟re cool. Mohammed notices Vixen and her stunning good looks. shoots her a wide smile. MR. MOHAMMED Well, well, who do we have here? VIXEN I‟m Vixen. MR. MOHAMMED You certainly are. VIPER She‟s a friend of mine. And the only one I can really trust at this point. MR. MOHAMMED You can trust me, Viper. Mohammed grabs Vixen‟s hand and gently kisses it. MR. MOHAMMED (cont‟d) Welcome Vixen. My home is your home. Please make yourselves comfortable. Mohammed‟s butler enters the room. MR. MOHAMMED (cont‟d) Can I get you anything? VIPER We‟ll just take some ice water. MR. MOHAMMED Very good. (to the butler) Paco, some ice water please. The butler bows his head and exits the room. He
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MR. MOHAMMED (cont‟d) Come on please, have a seat. Mohammed, Viper and Vixen make their way over to the sitting area of the living room. Mohammed sits down on one couch while Viper and Vixen sit down on one facing him. VIPER So do people know I‟m out yet? MR. MOHAMMED I would say so. It‟s all over the news, non-stop coverage, every channel you turn to, there‟s your mug. Here, see for yourself. Mohammed hits a button on a console located on an end table next to him. This makes a pair of cabinet doors on the wall open up, revealing a big screen TV. Mohammed hits another button making the TV turn on. A local NEWS ANCHOR is reporting from behind a news desk. NEWS ANCHOR (in mid-sentence) …and the main story we‟ve been following all day, the man known internationally only as Viper has escaped in Northern Florida and officials are suspecting that he may return to South Florida to hide and quite possibly exit the country from here. His escape has immediately touched off the largest manhunt in our nation‟s history. All bureaus of law enforcement are involved and, as everyone knows by now, a substantial reward has been set for his re-capture. We are dedicated to providing round of the clock coverage of this breaking news and will continue after this short station break. Mohammed puts the TV on mute.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MR. MOHAMMED You see, it‟s out now and you‟re not safe. You‟re definitely not safe here. The cops aren‟t that dumb you know, they know who I am. And while you and I have never been formally linked together by the authorities; I think they‟ve always suspected a link. Once they get their shit together and organize, it‟s not going to take them long to figure out that my house might be one of the logical stops for you. And even if they don‟t figure that out they most likely will at least pay me a visit just to keep the pressure on. VIPER I know, that‟s why we don‟t plan to stay too long. The butler comes back into the room and gives both Viper and Vixen a glass of water. VIXEN Thanks. VIPER We came here because I thought you could help me out of my predicament. We‟ve done plenty of business in the past without any problems and you‟ve been someone I could trust. Mohammed stands up and takes a few paces around. MR. MOHAMMED Yes, you‟ve certainly always earned your paycheck and, on top of that, I always knew you‟d do a great job. I never had to worry about whether or not you‟d execute a plan to perfection. Mohammed walks over to the window and gazes out to the water.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MR. MOHAMMED (cont‟d) I know it must not have been easy for you. You were given a lot of tough assignments that were designed to hurt your own country and its people. You did the dirty work that me and my people could have never done in this day and age. In these times, as a high profile Arab such as myself, I can‟t leave the island without being tailed by the cops everywhere I go. VIPER It was all about the money. Yours was green and it was plentiful. I‟m a terrorist for hire, that‟s who I am. I don‟t regret anything I‟ve done. I‟m just out to get mine. I consider the killings a bonus for me. Mohammed lets out a sinister laugh over Viper‟s last comment. MR. MOHAMMED You are ruthless, are you? VIPER I‟m just a man that likes what he does. MR. MOHAMMED Well, I‟m just glad you‟re on my side. VIPER With all due respect sir, I‟m not on your side. I‟m on whichever side pays well. VIXEN (perplexed) So Mr. Mohammed, what do you do for a living? Mohammed looks back at Vixen.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MR. MOHAMMED You want the truth? VIXEN Yes. Mohammed looks at Viper for approval. VIPER It‟s ok, she‟s cool; trust me. MR. MOHAMMED I‟m an oilman, I own several oil fields in Saudi Arabia and a few other Middle East countries, like Yemen. (pause) I‟m also an operative for Al Qaeda, one of the lead organizers for the group in this country. (pause) Since visas, immigration, and just traveling into this country has become so difficult in the past several years, I was charged by the senior leadership in Pakistan to find American-born citizens willing to carry out terrorism on their own home soil. It‟s been a tough task. VIPER Vixen, Mr. Mohammed doesn‟t need to go any further. MR. MOHAMMED No, that‟s ok. A guest in my house has all the right to get to know me. (pause) I‟ve hired your friend on several occasions to carry out some of the group‟s plots. It actually wasn‟t as difficult as we thought it‟d be. Viper was never really suspected in any of the attacks, well that is until he got caught on the last one; then everything began to unravel. But you‟re friend, he‟s a stand up gentleman. He told the cops nothing (MORE)
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MR. MOHAMMED (cont‟d) and didn‟t rat out anybody; and therefore the cops kept running into dead ends in their investigations. (pause) Oh yes, the group is very lucky to have someone as good and professional as Viper among its operatives. VIPER Ok, that‟s enough. Vixen looks shocked, she knows that Viper was a terrorist but apparently she didn‟t know that he had ties to Al Qaeda. VIPER (cont‟d) So, can you help us? MR. MOHAMMED Lucky for you, I had a feeling you would stop by at some point. When I first heard you escaped the other day, I put a plan into action. Mohammed walks back over to his couch and sits down. MR. MOHAMMED (cont‟d) An Algerian cargo ship took off from the Mediterranean Sea a several days ago. It‟s scheduled to arrive at the port of Miami in about 24 hours. This ship will drop off whatever oil supplies it‟s carrying and then it will smuggle you, and your friend, to France. Once in France, a car, new clothes and a country home will be at your disposal. You‟ll be starting a new life and you will have your freedom. Your safety will be handled by one of the cells operating in France; you‟ll be given more information on that once you board the ship. VIPER This is very kind of you to arrange.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MR. MOHAMMED It‟s the least I can do. Like I said, you have about 24 hours until your transportation arrives. Stay invisible and you should have no problem escaping. VIXEN (to Viper) Well what do we do until then? Mohammed opens a draw in the end table and takes out a stack of money and a piece of folded paper. MR. MOHAMMED As you can probably imagine, I can‟t give you much help until the cargo ship arrives. There‟s too much heat on me, especially now that the police chief just gave a big press conference about a half an hour ago. It‟s serious, I mean I even get this living room swept for bugs every day. (pause) I‟m sure that the feds‟ attention will be on me the next few days and if I try any sort of interaction with you, you might be compromised. You should get out of here now. Mohammed throws the stack of money into Viper‟s lap. MR. MOHAMMED (cont‟d) Here‟s $10,000. I know it‟s just pocket change, but it‟s all I can do right now. VIPER It‟s plenty. We can survive on our own for the next two days. MR. MOHAMMED And one more thing… (pause) I‟d like you to take care of something while you‟re waiting around for the ship.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Mohammed carefully hands over the folded piece of paper to Viper. Viper unfolds the paper and looks at it, showing no emotion as he reads the contents. He keeps it to himself, not even showing Vixen, as he folds it back up and puts it into his pants pocket. MR. MOHAMMED (cont‟d) Of course, this will be in lieu of a monetary payment to me for organizing your safe escape from America. Will you do it? Viper pauses to think about it for a moment. VIPER It doesn‟t look like I have much of a choice. I will do this for you. MR. MOHAMMED Good. But watch out, this is very dangerous and you‟re supposed to be invisible. Proceed with extreme caution. VIPER I will. Viper and Mohammed stand up simultaneously followed by Vixen. MR. MOHAMMED Thank you. Viper and Mohammed shake hands as they walk out of the living room. MR. MOHAMMED (cont‟d) It was nice seeing you again. (looking at Vixen) And it was a pleasure meeting you. Mohammed kisses Vixen‟s hand. MR. MOHAMMED Viper, watch yourself out there. Good luck.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Mohammed gives Viper a warm handshake. VIPER Hopefully the next time you see me, I won‟t be in handcuffs on the eleven o‟clock news. MR. MOHAMMED You‟re too good to get caught a second time. (pause) If all goes according to plan, I won‟t be seeing you again. Once you do that job for me you‟re to proceed immediately to the ship where your freedom awaits. EXT. – MACARTHUR CAUSEWAY – DAY Diesel‟s blue Lotus is speeding down the MacArthur Causeway, dodging in and out of traffic, heading towards Star Island. EXT. – BRIDGE ROAD, MIAMI BEACH – DAY Diesel stops at a red light then turns onto the access road that leads to Star Island. As he and Magnum drive down the access road, Viper‟s yellow Lamborghini is speeding down the road in the other direction as they leave the Island. Diesel pulls up to the guard house. AT THE SECURTIY GUARD HOUSE Diesel rolls down his window as the Security Guard approaches. SECURITY GUARD Good day sir, how can I help you today? DIESEL I‟m here to see Mr. Mohammed. SECURITY GUARD Quite a popular guy today. (MORE) OK, can
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese SECURITY GUARD (cont‟d) I see your license so I can sign you in and notify Mr. Mohammed. DIESEL That won‟t be necessary. SECURITY GUARD Well sir, I‟ll need your license; it‟s procedure. DIESEL Actually I‟m going up to the house to surprise Mr. Mohammed. It‟s his birthday in a few days and we‟re old friends; I haven‟t seen him in years in fact, so I‟d rather you not tip him off and ruin the surprise. The security guard looks at Diesel skeptically. SECURITY GUARD Sir, I can‟t let you go through. Diesel looks straight ahead intensely. MAGNUM Oh boy, what are you thinking Diesel? Diesel quickly kicks the car into gear and peels out. He drives right through the security guard gate and speeds down the street. The security guard jumps into the street behind Diesel‟s car waving his arms and yelling at him. EXT. – MR. MOHAMMED‟S HOUSE, FRONT YARD – DAY Diesel speeds down the road and crashes right through Mohammed‟s front gate. He drives off of the paved driveway and parks the car on the lawn, close to the front door. INT. – DIESEL‟S BLUE LOTUS Diesel opens his glove compartment and takes out a 44 Magnum gun; he checks the clip.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MAGNUM Let‟s not do anything too stupid. DIESEL Don‟t worry about me Magnum, I just want to talk to him. Diesel gets out of the car and puts his gun in his waistband behind his back. Magnum gets out of the car also. EXT. – MR. MOHAMMED‟S HOUSE, FRONT YARD – DAY Diesel walks up to the front of the house with purpose. As soon as he gets about ten feet to the door; several large bodyguards, dressed in crisp, black suits and sunglasses, exit the house and get right in front of him. DIESEL Hey fellas, mind your own business; I just want to talk to Mr. Mohammed. MOHAMMED‟S BODYGUARD Mr. Mohammed isn‟t even home right now. Diesel, why don‟t you turn around, walk back to your car and get out of here. (pause) You do that, we‟ll forget that you crashed through Mr. Mohammed‟s gate. (pause) If you don‟t, then we‟re going to have problems. DIESEL Look guy, I just want to talk to my old friend. Diesel tries to walk to the front door, but the bodyguard pushes his chest to keep him standing right where he is. MOHAMMED‟S BODYGUARD Don‟t take one more step Diesel. DIESEL Or what? MOHAMMED‟S BODYGUARD Or we‟ll be forced to…
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Diesel interrupts the bodyguard by pulling out the gun in his waistband and pointing it at him. Immediately, the four other bodyguards point their guns at Diesel. Magnum is standing off to the side watching all this unfold. The bodyguard just stands there and laughs at Diesel‟s chutzpah. MOHAMMED‟S BODYGUARD (laughing) Are you serious? DIESEL Dead serious. MOHAMMED‟S BODYGUARD Diesel, you have no escape. You shoot me, my four men here will annihilate you. DIESEL (looks at Magnum) That may be so, unless my boy over here finishes them off before they can even pull their triggers. MOHAMMED‟S BODYGUARD (laughing) Really? And we should be afraid of him? He doesn‟t even have a gun. DIESEL You‟re right; he has a grenade in his pocket. The slightest move by my boy Magnum over here and it can go off at any time. MOHAMMED‟S BODYGUARD You‟re bluffing. DIESEL Maybe I am, maybe I‟m not. MOHAMMED‟S BODYGUARD You‟re outmanned here though; you (MORE)
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MOHAMMED‟S BODYGUARD (cont‟d) don‟t have the strength of numbers to do anything. DIESEL Fine, make your move if you‟re so confident. Diesel stares the bodyguard down as the bodyguard contemplates his next move. Diesel eggs him on. DIESEL (cont‟d) Go ahead, make your move. The bodyguard continues thinking to himself. MOHAMMED‟S BODYGUARD Look, you‟re not getting in this house, but also Mr. Mohammed means you no harm. You turn around, head back to your car and leave peacefully and we‟ll all be cool. DIESEL I‟ll never be cool with Mohammed or any one of his henchmen. MOHAMMED‟S BODYGUARD That may be so, but we‟re giving you a chance to live another day. Now it‟s Diesel taking a moment to think about his options. DIESEL You tell Mohammed that if he hides I will find him and if he runs I will catch him. (looks to Magnum) Let‟s go. Diesel slowly puts his gun back into his waistband and both he and Magnum head back to the car. The bodyguards stand their ground and watch Diesel back his car out down the driveway. The bodyguards walk back into the house.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese INT . – MOHAMMED‟S HOUSE, FOYER Mr. Mohammed is standing inside the house looking out the door at Diesel‟s blue Lotus driving away. MR. MOHAMMED What was all the commotion out there? MOHAMMED‟S BODYGUARD Diesel showed up. MR. MOHAMMED (calmly) Really? MOHAMMED‟S BODYGUARD Yes, and he had a message for you. MR. MOHAMMED (smoothly) I can‟t wait to hear this. MOHAMMED‟S BODYGUARD He said he‟s going to eventually find you if you run or hide from him. MR. MOHAMMED Oh, I bet he will. MOHAMMED‟S BODYGUARD What would you like me to do? MR. MOHAMMED Nothing. MOHAMMED‟S BODYGUARD (perplexed) Nothing, sir? MR. MOHAMMED Nothing. I have enough heat on me, I don‟t need to fly off the handle and do anything stupid That‟s when people get in trouble, when they get careless. No, we‟re going to keep a low profile and mind our (MORE)
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MR. MOHAMMED (cont‟d) own business, at least until Viper delivers the package. (pause) That being said however, if one of you just so happened to run into him at the club or on the streets of Miami, feel free to take him on a one-way ride to the Everglades. Just don‟t be sloppy and don‟t do anything that would link it back to me. MOHAMMED‟S BODYGUARD No problem sir, it‟ll be my pleasure to dispose of Diesel. Mr. Mohammed reaches over and closes the front door. EXT. – THE DELANO HOTEL – DAY Viper and Vixen pull up in their yellow Lamborghini in front of the Delano Hotel. VIPER Go in and get a room, I‟ll park the car. Call when everything is set; I‟ll come up and meet you at the room. VIXEN OK. Vixen opens the door and takes a step out of the car before Viper stops her. VIPER Hey, give me a kiss first. Vixen reaches over to Viper and they kiss. VIPER (cont‟d) Be careful. The first sign of trouble, get out of there and call me. VIXEN I know what to do, I can take care of myself.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese VIPER I know you can babe, I just get worried for you. VIXEN Well don‟t. Vixen gets out of the car and closes the door behind her. Viper peels out down the street. INT. – DELANO HOTEL, PENTHOUSE SUITE Viper opens the door and enters the opulent suite. Vixen immediately runs over to him and jumps into his arms. VIPER The penthouse suite! Very nice.
VIXEN Nothing but the best for us honey. VIPER I like your style. VIXEN There‟s Italian marble everywhere, we have a huge tub in the bathroom. There‟s also a private terrace that overlooks the ocean. VIPER Excellent. Vixen starts running her fingers through Viper‟s hair. VIXEN So, baby I was hoping maybe we could take a walk along the beach? It‟s an absolutely beautiful day out, the sun is going down. I think it‟d be cool to take a walk at sunset along the coastline. VIPER Sure, anything for you babe. Let me refresh myself then we can go down to the beach.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese EXT. – DELANO HOTEL, BY THE POOL & CABANA AREA – SUNSET Viper and Vixen walk out of the hotel and along the large pool which is lined by numerous private, luxurious cabanas. VIXEN This place is so gorgeous. like paradise. VIPER It is. They look into one cabana where two beautiful young ladies are hanging out with a middle-aged man. One of the ladies is feeding him grapes while the other one is gently massaging his back. Bottles of Vodka, Patron, champagne and mixers litter the cabana. VIPER It‟s amazing what money can buy you. Truly amazing. VIXEN I know, lucky him. VIPER All in good time baby, all in good time. They approach a gate that leads to the public beach from the hotel property and they walk through it to the beach. EXT. – ALONG THE BEACH, SOUTH BEACH - SUNSET Viper and Vixen are walking along the shoreline on the water‟s edge. Although there are only a handful of people on the beach, Viper is sporting sunglasses and a hat as he tries to conceal his identity. After several seconds of silence while they take in the peacefulness of the beach, Vixen finally speaks up. VIXEN So you work for Al Qaeda? It‟s
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese VIPER No I don‟t, well indirectly I guess. But I really wouldn‟t say I work for them. Vixen looks disappointed upon hearing Viper‟s answer. VIPER (cont‟d) Come on, you‟ve known who I am for a long time, you know I‟m a damn mercenary. What‟d you think, in this line of work I‟d just be working for saints? These are bad people I deal with. VIXEN Yeah, but Al Qaeda? They are worse than bad people. (pause) You know, my aunt died on 9/11. She was on the American Airlines flight that crashed into the Pentagon. She was just minding her own business, taking a flight from Washington to Los Angeles to visit family members, and then all of a sudden, boom, her flight was highjacked and then a short time later she was gone. For no good reason she was dead. VIPER I‟m sorry that you lost a loved one, but then again there are people losing loved ones all around the world for no good reason, so why should the United States be any different? Why should the people in this country be immune to the fate that millions of people face in all these third world countries? VIXEN I don‟t know what that guy scribbled on that piece of paper, I‟m guessing he wants you to do something big. I don‟t think you should do it, you should tell him to go fuck himself.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese VIPER I can‟t do that, he‟s our ticket out of here, our ticket to a better life. He‟s going to give us our freedom. You do want to get out of here, right? Spend your days on a beach, sipping margaritas, in a country with no extradition? VIXEN At what cost though? I don‟t know. (pause) What did that piece of paper say anyways? VIPER I shouldn‟t tell you. of your concern. It‟s none
VIXEN Then it must be something big. VIPER Vixen, there are some things I shouldn‟t tell you about my life, hell you probably already know too much; and this is one of them. VIXEN Yeah but I thought we were in this together; so don‟t I have the right to know everything? Viper stops walking and looks directly at Vixen, then she stops as well. VIPER If you don‟t want to be a part of this, you can leave at any time. VIXEN (dramatic pause) No, I‟m with you. It‟s not like I have a lot of options here. VIPER Good.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese VIXEN But don‟t expect me to agree with everything you do. VIPER Fine, I can live with that. Viper and Vixen continue to walk again. VIXEN So, what‟s next on the plan. VIPER We have $10,000 to our names, what do you want to do? VIXEN Well, we don‟t technically have $10,000 anymore. The suite at the Delano is costing us $2,000 a night, so we have about $6,000 left. VIPER OK, I think that calls for one serious night out on the town tonight. VIXEN You think that‟ll be safe? VIPER Sure. It‟ll be nighttime; which means it‟ll be dark; which means I‟ll just blend in with every other guy out. VIXEN OK, I‟m exhausted, why don‟t we go back to the hotel for a nap. When we get back I‟ll ask the concierge for restaurant recommendations. VIPER Remember, nothing but the best for you baby. Viper kisses Vixen.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese INT. – DELANO HOTEL, MASTER BEDROOM OF THE PENTHOUSE SUITE It‟s nighttime and Viper is standing quietly by the window of the master bedroom. He‟s looking out at the waves crashing into the beach. The moon is providing some light into the otherwise dark bedroom. Viper looks back to Vixen who is sleeping in bed with her back to him; the blanket only comes up to her knees and she is dressed in only a white wife beater and black panties. Viper reaches into his back pocket, pulls out the note that Mr. Mohammed gave him and reads it under the moonlight. The note reads: “Pick up package tomorrow, call 555-1239 for details; Game 6, American Airlines Arena. $50 million upon arrival.” Viper studies the note then puts it back into his back pocket. Vixen wakes up and rolls over to look at Viper; she‟s still bleary-eyed. VIXEN (smiles) Hey baby. VIPER Hey honey. Viper walks over to the bed and sits on the edge. his fingers through her hair. VIPER (cont‟d) Come on, get up; let‟s go to dinner. Viper kisses her on her cheek. He stands up and walks back over to the window as she stands up, puts on a bathrobe and walks into the bathroom. EXT. – WASHINGTON AVENUE, SOUTH BEACH – NIGHT Diesel‟s blue Lotus pulls over in front of Club Rage, a huge bustling nightclub, on Washington Avenue. He runs
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Diesel and Magnum get out of the car and gather on the sidewalk. MAGNUM I hope you have a better plan for Rage than you did for Mohammed‟s house? DIESEL I wish I could say I did, but I‟m really just making this up as I go along. MAGNUM (rolls his eyes) Oh great. DIESEL Let‟s go. Diesel and Magnum walk into the club, passing right by the line of about a hundred trendy, young guys and ladies waiting to get in. INT. – CLUB RAGE, SOUTH BEACH Diesel and Magnum enter a huge open space with packed clubgoers dancing and grinding to heavy house and hip-hop music. There are strobe lights and scantily clad women dancing in cages suspended in air. Shot girls and hot waitresses are walking throughout the crowd. CLUB RAGE DJ (O.S.) Party goers, please welcome to the stage, Miami‟s own, Trick Daddy, brought to you direct by your friends at Club Rage. TRICK DADDY, a famous Miami rapper, comes on the main stage. TRICK DADDY Miami, what it is?!?! Give it up.
The crowd goes wild and Trick starts performing one of his popular hits.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Diesel and Magnum stand by the entrance taking everything in. MAGNUM So what are you going to do if you find Mohammed or Viper here? Beat the shit out of them right in the middle of the club? DIESEL Yeah I thought about it. (pause) Let‟s scout out the place. Diesel and Magnum slowly walk through the packed dance floor. Diesel hits Magnum to get his attention and points into the direction of the other side of the club. DIESEL (cont‟d) Magnum, why don‟t you check out that side? I‟m going to go over to the stairway where the offices are. MAGNUM OK. Magnum walks away to the other side of the club while Diesel continues to head over to the stairway that leads to the offices. As he gets close to the stairs, the husky CLUB MANAGER quickly approaches Diesel with two huge BOUNCERS and stops him from proceeding. CLUB MANAGER No, no, no, get the fuck out of here Diesel. Fuck you. Diesel winds up and punches him; the club manager falls to the ground like a sack of potatoes. The two bouncers immediately pounce on him, punching, pushing, kneeing him in the process. Seeing the commotion, Magnum comes flying in throwing fists and elbows at both of the bouncers.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese All the pushing and punches begins to involve other patrons of the club and soon a huge brawl ensues that envelops the whole dance floor. Diesel and Magnum are right in the middle of it. Upon seeing the commotion, Trick Daddy drops the microphone and nonchalantly walks off the stage. TRICK DADDY Yo man, fuck this shit. I‟m out.
One of the bouncers puts Magnum in a headlock. MAGNUM Nice going Diesel. Diesel grabs a bottle off the tray of a waitress and smashes it over another bouncer‟s head. DIESEL Hey man, I told you right up front that I didn‟t have a plan. MAGNUM Well that‟s pretty obvious now. Diesel gets punched in the neck by another bouncer then he turns around and cracks the bouncer right in the face. DIESEL (looks at Magnum) At any point if you want to start carrying your own weight, I‟d appreciate it. Magnum is grabbed from behind by a bouncer while another one comes over to punch him but before he can swing Magnum kicks him in the stomach and nails the bouncer behind him with an elbow to his temple. MAGNUM I‟m trying my best but it‟s kind of hard when you have six goons all over your shit. Magnum is cold cocked out of nowhere from the side and he falls straight down. Diesel rushes over to him, picks him up and they rush towards the club‟s exit before Magnum gets hit again.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese As other fights are breaking out around the club, Diesel and Magnum push people out of the way so they can get out. EXT. – WASHINGTON AVENUE, OUTSIDE OF CLUB RAGE – NIGHT Diesel and Magnum run out of the club followed by several bouncers. Diesel stops, turns around and engages one of them. He punches the bouncer in the face then throws him in the middle of the street where he is almost hit head on by a car. The car comes to a screeching halt in the middle of the street as the bouncer falls down in front of the car then rolls over to the median to take cover. Diesel and Magnum rush over to Diesel‟s blue Lotus. MAGNUM Let‟s get the fuck out of here before they kill us. Magnum jumps into the passenger side while Diesel hops on the front hood of his car and rushes over to the driver‟s seat. They both get in the car, Diesel peels out and speeds down Washington Avenue. INT. – DIESEL‟S BLUE LOTUS MAGNUM We‟re kinda batting 0 for 2 now, aren‟t we? DIESEL Yeah but if we go 1 for 3, that‟s Hall of Fame numbers in baseball. MAGNUM So what are we going to do now? DIESEL I have an idea. MAGNUM What‟s that?
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL Viper loves strip clubs. MAGNUM Well who doesn‟t? DIESEL No, he LOVES strip clubs. More so than any other guy I‟ve ever met. He‟s a real degenerate that way. MAGNUM OK, but there are like a hundred strip joints in the greater Miami area, how do we know which one he might be at? DIESEL I know his favorite place; that‟s where we‟re going. EXT. – MACARTHUR CAUSEWAY – NIGHT Diesel‟s blue lotus speeds down the causeway. INT. – PRIME ONE TWELVE RESTAURANT Viper and Vixen are sitting in the dining room of a hip, trendy steakhouse enjoying steaks and bottles of red wine. Viper and Vixen are both dressed up really nice – Viper in gray pants, a gray sports jackets and a white button down shirt; Vixen in a short, tight black dress. VIXEN This steak is succulent, and the wine is out of this world. VIPER I‟m glad you like everything. VIXEN It‟s perfect. Vixen stands up and sits right on Viper‟s lap. Without saying anything, she starts making out with Viper right at the table.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese VIXEN (cont‟d) I want you Viper! Let‟s go party. VIPER You want to? VIXEN Yeah, let‟s rock the city tonight. VIPER OK, I got a great place in mind, you‟ll have fun. Viper stands up as Vixen is still straddling him. Viper is up she finally stands up on her own. VIPER (cont‟d) Pay the bill. Vixen walks back to her seat, grabs her purse, takes out some money and throws it down on the table. VIXEN Let‟s go honey. VIPER I love you babe. VIXEN I love you too. Vixen kisses Viper, then Viper picks Vixen up and caries her out of the restaurant. EXT. – GOLD RUSH STRIP CLUB, PARKING LOT – NIGHT The parking lot has a carnival-like atmosphere to it; a line of tricked out cars are pulling into the parking lot outside of the strip club, Gold Rush. The cars are a mix of new luxury autos like Lexuses and Range Rovers and old school rides like candy-colored 1964 Chevy Impalas. A handful of street vendors have set up shop along the perimeter of the parking lot selling everything from street meat to t-shirts to sex toys. Once
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese There are even a few aspiring rappers hanging out in the parking lot selling their demo CDs from the trunk of their cars. Several large men are congregating in front of the entrance to the building. Guys entering the club are being patted down by security and checked with a wand. Viper and Vixen pull up in their Lamborghini and they both get out of the car. Viper is smoking a cigar, he grabs Vixen‟s hand and they approach the entrance. INT. – GOLD RUSH STRIP CLUB The scene is that of a typical strip club; strippers are dancing on stages, walking around showing attention to all the male customers and giving lap dances throughout the main area. Viper and Vixen are sitting at a table close to the main stage. A stripper walks up on stage and begins to dance. GOLD RUSH DJ (O.S.) Gentleman and ladies, welcome to the stage, Foxxy! A scantily clad waitress approaches them with a tray of drinks. GOLD RUSH WAITRESS Here you go guys, a gin and tonic for the lady and a Jack on the rocks for the gentleman. Thanks. VIXEN Keep the change.
Vixen gives the waitress money and she promptly stuffs it into her bra. Viper moves his chair closer to Vixen as they‟re both transfixed on the gorgeous woman dancing on the stage. VIPER Vixen, reach into your purse and grab me a thousand dollars or so.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese VIXEN Why? VIPER Because I‟m going to make it rain up in this bitch! VIXEN Seriously? VIPER Yeah, seriously! VIXEN Is that the smartest thing to do with our limited resources? VIPER Who fucking cares? I‟m Viper god damn it! I want to have fun! If I want to make it rain then damn it I‟m going to make it rain! Vixen is hesitant to give him money. VIXEN I don‟t know. Viper grabs Vixen‟s wrist. VIPER It‟s my money, give it to me. VIXEN Fine. Vixen reaches into her purse, takes money out and gives it to Viper. Viper throws up his hand and signals for a club manager, who quickly approaches the table. GOLD RUSH MANAGER Yes sir? Viper hands over the money to the manager.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese VIPER I‟d like to exchange this for small bills, very small bills. Can you do that? GOLD RUSH MANAGER Certainly sir, I think we can make that happen. I‟ll be right back. The club manager takes the money and walks away. Viper sits back and continues to enjoy the show going on all around him. He moves his head slowly to the beat of the music. GOLD RUSH DJ (O.S.) Reminder, Wednesday‟s night is ladies night, every week ladies drink free until 11pm, then twofor-one til closing. And every day we feature Happy Hour til 8pm, $5 beers and $8 cocktails, any cocktails, til 8pm. Only at Gold Rush, home of the finest ladies in Dade County. After awhile, the club manager returns to the table with a very large stack of small bills. GOLD RUSH MANAGER Here you go sir. Viper takes the money and puts it on the table, then he tips him with a few bills. Thank you. VIPER There you go.
GOLD RUSH MANAGER Thank you sir. VIPER Now leave us. GOLD RUSH MANAGER Very good sir. The club manager leaves the table.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Viper gets more into the stripper‟s dancing and the music. VIPER There you go honey, work it! Vixen forcefully grabs Viper and makes out with him. After they kiss, Viper turns his attention back to the stripper dancing. VIPER Keep going girl! In approval of her dancing, Viper starts throwing his small bills into the air and they land on the stage all around the stripper. VIPER (cont‟d) Keep doing what you‟re doing and there‟ll be more of this coming your way. Viper continues throwing small bills up in the air in her direction. After a little while the song ends and the stripper looks at Viper to get his approval. VIPER (cont‟d) Yeah honey, you were good, you were damn good. That money‟s all yours. With his approval, the stripper takes her time to pick up all the small bills that were thrown onto the stage. VIXEN (annoyed) I hope that was worth it. VIPER (laughs) Oh come on, it‟s only money. VIXEN Yeah, it‟s not like we have a lot of it.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese VIPER Please, we‟re only a few days away from collecting a huge pay day. VIXEN How so? VIPER That little favor I‟m doing for Mr. Mohammed? Don‟t worry, not only is he setting us up with passage out of the country, but once we land in Europe he‟s transferring some serious funds into a secret account for us so that we can live comfortably. VIXEN How can you be so sure he‟s actually going to do that? VIPER Don‟t worry, he‟ll do it. He‟ll never dick me over, I have too much info on him. A hot stripper comes over to the table and starts stroking Viper‟s back and running her fingers through his hair. DESIREE Hey sugar, what‟s your name? VIPER I‟m Phillip. And you are? DESIREE I‟m Desiree. (looking at Vixen) Oh Phil, is this your girlfriend? VIPER She most certainly is. DESIREE Mmmm, she‟s hot. VIPER Thank you, she is. Desiree sits on Viper‟s lap and gets comfortable.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DESIREE (looking at Vixen) Hey honey, you mind if I dance for your handsome boyfriend over here? VIXEN (looking at Viper) No go ahead. DESIREE (looking at Viper) So hot stuff? You want a dance? VIPER (smiles) Well, how can I say no? Desiree stands up and kicks Viper‟s chair to move it in front of her. She then slowly, and seductively, starts dancing for him and takes her dress off. After a few moments, she jumps on Diesel‟s chair and starts grinding up on him, rubbing herself and rubbing her body all over his. Vixen is watching this and although she was initially into it, the more the stripper caresses Diesel and rubs her body on his, the more she gets annoyed. About half way through the dance, Vixen has finally had enough. She stands up and pushes the stripper off of Diesel and to the ground. VIXEN Move it sister! You don‟t know how to give a good fucking lap dance; that isn‟t how... Vixen jumps on Diesel‟s chair and straddles him. VIXEN (cont‟d) This is how. Vixen starts dancing seductively for Diesel. The club manager, who saw Vixen push the stripper down, comes by and tries to interrupt her.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese GOLD RUSH MANAGER Hey. Viper, who‟s entranced by Vixen‟s dancing, pushes the manager away. VIPER Get away pal, everything‟s all good. Vixen starts getting really into the dance; she pulls the top of her dress down to her waist, revealing a sexy black, lace bra. Then she starts rubbing her breasts on the outside of her bra. EXT. – GOLD RUSH STRIP CLUB – NIGHT Diesel‟s blue Lotus pulls into the parking lot, both him and Magnum exit the vehicle. MAGNUM Gold Rush? Viper‟s favorite place is Gold Rush? DIESEL Oh yeah. MAGNUM I would‟ve never guessed. DIESEL Yeah, like I said, a real degenerate. MAGNUM Degenerate? What are you talking about? Who knew he had this much taste? DIESEL To each his own, I guess. Diesel and Magnum walk to the front entrance where they are greeted by a very large bouncer. The bouncer pats Diesel down and quickly finds the gun on him. He takes it off of him and examines it. GOLD RUSH BOUNCER Sorry pal, no guns allowed inside.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL Cool, I gotcha. (looks at Magnum) Yo, Magnum you mind throwing this back into the glove compartment? Diesel gives Magnum his gun. MAGNUM No problem. Magnum takes the gun and heads back to the car. GOLD RUSH BOUNCER Thanks for not making a big deal about that. DIESEL No problem. GOLD RUSH BOUNCER You‟d be surprised how many jackasses make a big deal about not being able to bring their heat into the club. I mean it‟s common sense. DIESEL I don‟t think I‟d be surprised actually. GOLD RUSH BOUNCER Well go on in and have fun tonight, enjoy the ladies. I‟ll let your boy in too when he comes back. Diesel walks into the club. INT. – GOLD RUSH STRIP CLUB FRONT ENTRANCE Diesel walks into the club and immediately surveys the scene. VIPER‟S TABLE Vixen is still grinding up on Viper and he‟s enjoying every moment of it.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Vixen leans over and whispers into his ear. VIXEN You like that? VIPER Yeah, I do. VIXEN I‟m so fucking wet. Vixen then sits up straight and starts friction dancing on him. At one point she rubs his head and puts his face between her breasts as she rides him on the chair. The lap dance is getting hotter by the moment. As she dances, Viper moves the bottom of her dress up to her waist, revealing her black, lace panties. OTHER SIDE OF THE MAIN ROOM Diesel is slowly walking through the main room, like a lion stalking his prey. He finally notices Viper off in the distance towards the front stage. He does a double take to make sure it‟s him. Once he confirms Viper‟s identity in his head, he goes in a straight line towards him. VIPER‟S TABLE Diesel stands behind Viper‟s chair for a moment watching Vixen‟s continued lap dance. Finally, Diesel pats Viper firmly on the shoulder. DIESEL What‟s up asshole?!? Instinctively, Viper pushes Vixen off of him and she falls to the floor. Viper stands up, turns around and punches Diesel right in the face even before he fully knows what‟s going on. After he punches him, Viper realizes it was Diesel behind him.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese VIPER Diesel! I should‟ve known you‟d crawl out from under your rock. Diesel winds up and punches Viper but he ducks and misses him. Viper pushes the chair into Diesel then runs away. MAIN ROOM OF CLUB As he‟s running through the club, Viper pushes patrons and strippers out of the way. One of the strippers is giving a lap dance to a guy and she gets pushed down right on top of him. Strippers and patrons both start yelling, screaming, pushing and running away all around the club. Magnum finally gets into the club; seeing all the commotion he rushes over to Diesel. MAGNUM What‟s up Diesel? DIESEL Viper‟s here! MAGNUM Oh shit! A bouncer approaches Viper to stop him, but Viper punches him in the face, then the stomach, then the face again. As the bouncer tries to regain his composure, Viper reaches inside the bouncer‟s jacket and grabs his gun. He points the gun towards Diesel, who is running towards him from the other side of main room, and pulls the trigger. Upon seeing Viper pull the trigger, Diesel immediately hits the floor to get out of the way. At the same time Vixen, who is in the middle of the room and about ten feet directly behind Diesel, stands up from the floor. Unfortunately once Diesel ducks, Vixen is now in direct line of fire and gets hit in the chest with the bullet. She falls straight down like a sack of potatoes.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Viper shoots and kills the bouncer and then notices that he accidentally shot Vixen. After that he puts the gun in his waistband and runs out of the room. Diesel sees Vixen get shot and rushes up to her aid. kneels down next to her. He
Vixen‟s dress is still pulled down to her waist with her bra exposed. She has a bullet hole in her chest that is slowly bleeding out. Magnum rushes up to Diesel and puts his hand on Diesel‟s back for support, but Diesel quickly shoos him away. MAGNUM Diesel! DIESEL Go! Go get the car! Drive up to the front. We‟re going to get the bastard tonight! MAGNUM OK, be careful. DIESEL You too buddy. Magnum takes a look at Vixen then runs out of the room. Viper checks Vixen‟s pulse. She‟s breathing heavily and it‟s obvious that the life is being sucked out of her. DIESEL Jesus Christ! If I didn‟t duck you wouldn‟t have gotten hit. I‟m sorry. She opens her eyes and looks at Diesel. VIXEN (weakly) I‟m sorry. I‟m so sorry for everything that Viper and I did. Vixen turns her face to the side as Diesel consoles her by running his fingers through her hair. She takes her last breath and dies with her eyes open.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Diesel closes Vixen‟s eyelids, pulls up her dress to cover her body and moves her arms across her chest. DIESEL (whispers to himself) Another senseless death. Diesel stands up and runs out of the room. EXT. – GOLD RUSH STRIP CLUB, FRONT ENTRANCE - NIGHT Magnum is sitting in the blue Lotus, revving the engine by the entrance. Patrons and strippers, half-naked or still dressed in their outfits, are still streaming out of the club and running away in all different directions. Diesel comes out in the crowd and looks around for a moment until he finds his car. He sees it, runs to the driver‟s seat and opens the door. DIESEL Get out Magnum! MAGNUM I‟ll drive. Diesel grabs Magnum and gets him out of the car. DIESEL There‟s a good chance we‟re going to seriously fuck up this car tonight; and if we‟re going to ruin my baby Lotus, then I want it to be my fault. I don‟t know if I could ever forgive you if you did it. Magnum runs over to the passenger‟s seat as Diesel gets into the driver‟s seat. INT. – DIESEL‟S BLUE LOTUS DIESEL Please tell me you saw where Viper went?
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MAGNUM Yeah, he just peeled out of the parking lot like 30 seconds ago. (points to a road in the distance off of the parking lot) He went that way in a yellow Lamborghini. Diesel puts his seatbelt on. DIESEL Strap yourself in Magnum, we‟re going to push this baby to the limit. Magnum heeds his advice and puts his seatbelt on. Diesel plays around with his car stereo and pops in a CD. DIESEL (cont‟d) This calls for some mood music. EXT. – GOLD RUSH STRIP CLUB, PARKING LOT - NIGHT Diesel peels out and speeds out of the parking lot; dodging patrons in the process. EXT. – STREETS OF MIAMI – NIGHT Diesel‟s blue Lotus speeds through the relatively quiet, desolate streets of Miami in the late night hours. As he pulls up to a red light, he sees Viper‟s yellow Lamborghini making a turn onto another street in the distance. Both cars have neon lights underneath their frames (Diesel‟s Lotus has blue neon, Viper‟s has yellow neon) which make them stand out and glow in the dark. Diesel punches it into gear and speeds through the red light, towards the Lamborghini. DIESEL There he is, that cocksucker! Diesel speeds along several downtown streets in an attempt to catch up to Viper.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Viper takes several sharp turns onto other streets to try to shake him, he also tries a few misdirection moves – pretending to go right but goes left instead, etc – but Diesel continues to stay about 20 feet or so behind him. From a side street, Viper turns onto U.S. 1 They both weave around cars for two blocks before Viper takes a sharp turn onto GRAND AVENUE, COCONUT GROVE The streets, with housing projects lining each side, are eerily quiet at this late hour with only a handful of young males aimlessly walking on the sidewalks or riding their bikes to nowhere in particular. This quietness is broken by Viper speeding by quickly followed by Diesel. They drive by Cocowalk in the middle of Coconut Grove. Viper takes another sharp turn onto SOUTH BAYSHORE DRIVE However, since this turn is very sharp and requires Viper to almost come to a complete stop before turning, Diesel is able to catch up to him. Diesel bumps Viper‟s car just as he begins to make his turn. The bump is forceful enough to spin out Viper‟s car. Now Viper‟s car is turned around, facing Diesel‟s car. INT. – VIPER‟S YELLOW LAMBORGHINI Without missing a beat, Viper immediately throws the car into reverse and begins speeding down South Bayshore Drive in reverse. EXT. – SOUTH BAYSHORE DRIVE - NIGHT Diesel is speeding down the street, hood to hood with Viper; he is literally only a few inches away from touching the Lamborghini.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese INT. – DIESEL‟S BLUE LOTUS With the cars facing each other, Diesel can look right into Viper‟s eyes. He stares him down for a good five seconds. MAGNUM This is fucking unreal! DIESEL He‟s good… Diesel upshifts to a higher gear and revs the engine. DIESEL (cont‟d) …But I‟m better. INT. – VIPER‟S YELLOW LAMBORGHINI VIPER So, you want to play like this huh, jerkoff? Viper steps on the accelerator to the floor, then he cuts the wheel and spins out directly onto a side street. INT. – DIESEL‟S BLUE LOTUS As Viper speeds down the side street, Diesel hits the brakes, not expecting Viper to cut the wheel like that. Damn! MAGNUM We lost him!
DIESEL We didn‟t lose him yet. EXT. – STREETS OF MIAMI - NIGHT SOUTH BAYSHORE DRIVE It takes a good one to two blocks for Diesel to slow down enough so that he can safely turn around on the road. He turns around and goes up the same side street that Viper went up, but by this point Viper is comfortably in front of him. BRICKELL AVENUE
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Viper is quietly driving down the palm tree-lined avenue that‟s surrounded by large, glass-encased office buildings. The streets are completely silent, there is not another car in sight. INT. – VIPER‟S LAMBORGHINI Viper looks into his rear view mirror and all of a sudden, in his mirror, he sees Diesel‟s blue Lotus in the distance speed onto Brickell Avenue from a side street. VIPER Fucking guy! Diesel turns sharply onto the avenue, almost losing control in the process, and quickly catches up to Viper, who has now kicked it into a higher gear upon seeing Diesel again. After just a few seconds on the same street, Diesel is finally able to pull up next to Viper‟s car. Although they are both driving at an insane speed, Viper rolls down his window and looks at Diesel. VIPER Hey Diesel, fuck you! Viper then pulls out his gun and fires two gunshots in the direction of Diesel‟s car. EXT. – STREETS OF MIAMI – NIGHT BRICKELL AVENUE To escape, Diesel veers his car onto the sidewalk; hitting parking meters, newsstands, light poles and anything else in the way. This allows Viper to get a thirty foot or so cushion between himself and Diesel. MAGNUM Jesus, he almost killed us. DIESEL Yeah, I guess I should‟ve remembered he had that gun. Oops.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MAGNUM Some times you can be such an asshole. DIESEL Only some times? Gee Magnum, I didn‟t know you thought so highly of me. MAGNUM I don‟t. (points at Viper‟s car) Diesel, don‟t lose Viper; there he is. DIESEL I see him, I see him. Viper takes a sharp turn off of Brickell Avenue onto CALLE OCHO (S.W. 8th St) Viper and Diesel drive down the cultural and historic center of Little Havana; passing small markets, cafes and old shops in the process. After a while, Diesel takes a couple other quick turns and ends up on FLAGLER STREET They speed down yet another multi-lane street with very little traffic on it. INT. – DIESEL‟S BLUE LOTUS DIESEL (thinking) OK, Flagler Street…business district, no pedestrians, very few cars on the road. (pause) Magnum, get my gun out. See if you can get a few shots off. Magnum reaches into the glove compartment, takes out Diesel‟s gun, and rolls down the window.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Diesel stops Magnum as he‟s about to lean out of the window. DIESEL (cont‟d) Hold it. Play it on the safe side; just go for the tires. That way if you miss, you‟ll only hit the pavement and that‟s it. MAGNUM You think I‟ll miss? Come on, have more faith than that. DIESEL I‟m not saying I think you‟ll miss I‟m just saying that I already have that chick‟s death from the strip club on my conscious already. I think one death is enough for one day. Magnum leans out of the window and takes a shot at the back right tire of Viper but he misses. MAGNUM Fuck, I missed! Magnum leans back into the car, at which point Diesel pushes him back out the window. DIESEL Well don‟t give up! win. Quitters never
Magnum leans back out of the window, concentrates and takes another shot at the back right tire. He misses again. MAGNUM (frustrated) Fuck! Magnum lines up his shot and concentrates again, he pulls the trigger but nothing happens. He pulls the trigger again and again nothing happens. MAGNUM Son of a bitch! Magnum sits back down in the car.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MAGNUM I‟m out of ammo. DIESEL Check the glove compartment, there might be another clip. Magnum looks through the glove compartment, throwing papers around and uncovering every inch in search of a clip. MAGNUM Nothing. DIESEL Damn. OK, looks like we‟ll have to settle this the old fashioned way… with our fists. MAGNUM And your ridiculously suped up onehundred thousand dollar Lotus, don‟t forget about that too. DIESEL Well yeah, that too. Viper and Diesel take another quick turn onto EXT. – STREETS OF MIAMI – NIGHT BISCAYNE BOULEVARD Viper and Diesel both speed past the high rises that line Biscayne Boulevard, MacArthur Causeway is in the background. In the matter of seconds, both cars turn onto the MACARTHUR CAUSEWAY Diesel is right behind Viper but no matter how fast he goes he can‟t manage to pull alongside Viper. Viper is doing a great job of cutting him off any time he sees an opening. Viper and Diesel drive right by a huge cruise ship that‟s leaving the Port of Miami, a stone‟s throw away from the causeway.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese The two speed towards the South Beach exit and quickly find themselves on EXT. – SOUTH BEACH – NIGHT OCEAN DRIVE Where they finally hit traffic. of Diesel in traffic. Viper is a few cars ahead
DIESEL I‟m going to get out right here and just kick his ass in the middle of Ocean Drive. Just as Diesel unbuckles his seat belt, Viper drives out of the traffic and heads ON THE BEACH Viper drives right onto the actual beach and peels out in the sand. MAGNUM (shocked) You got to be fucking kidding me!?! DIESEL Buckle up again, looks like we‟re going to the beach. Diesel drives off the road and enters the beach as well to follow Viper. Viper and Diesel drive wildly across the beach, both having some problems navigating through the terrain. In the process they‟re ripping up the beach. MAGNUM Well if this finally doesn‟t get the attention of the cops, I don‟t know what will. Viper drives to the edge of the water with Diesel following close behind. They have the light from a full moon shining down to guide them.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese After about a mile or so, Viper takes a hard turn away from the water, jumps over a dune and lands back onto a street with Diesel following not too far behind. They are now driving on COLLINS AVENUE And as Magnum predicted, there are several police cars driving behind them in the distance with their sirens blaring. Diesel sees this from his rear view mirror. DIESEL Well, you‟re right, we have company. Magnum looks behind him and sees the cops gaining on them. MAGNUM Ohhh shit! Diesel, I‟m way too pretty to go to jail. DIESEL Relax, you‟re not going to jail. They‟re not going to catch us. MAGNUM Why don‟t we just stop right now and tell the cops that that‟s Viper? DIESEL What did I tell you? The only thing I asked of you is that I get first crack at him. (pause) Besides, if we haven‟t been able to catch Viper yet I don‟t have high hopes that the cops can catch him either. (pause) No, we‟re going to do it; we‟re going to catch him ourselves. Both Viper and Diesel drive by the huge, luxurious resort hotels that border Collins Avenue. Viper makes another turn onto
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese LINCOLN ROAD Viper drives right down the middle of this pedestrian mall, forcing Diesel to follow him. Viper‟s Lamborghini knocks café tables and chairs out of the way or simply drives right over them. He‟s also forced to drive around planted palm trees and dodge other things like trash cans and light poles. Several police cars also proceed, albeit more cautiously than either Viper or Diesel. At every side street that breaks up the pedestrian mall, a police car pulls up attempting to block Viper and Diesel but each time they are both able to get past the cops. At the end of the pedestrian mall, Viper turns onto ALTON ROAD Viper cruises down the street for a while with Diesel and several police cars still in tow. Downtown Miami‟s skyline eventually appears in the distance; Viper is heading back into the city. EXT. – MIAMI RIVER – NIGHT A tugboat is inching its way down the Miami River. EXT. – STREET, DOWNTOWN MIAMI – NIGHT Viper is speeding down the road heading towards the MIAMI RIVER DRAWBRIDGE The Miami River Drawbridge is slowly going up as the tugboat down below is approaching to go under it. Viper stops at the red light on the road leading to the drawbridge. INT. – VIPER‟S YELLOW LAMBORGHINI Viper sits idle and stares ahead at the drawbridge going up as he thinks about his next move. Diesel and the police have caught up to him and are sitting behind him.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese INT. – DIESEL‟S BLUE LOTUS MAGNUM What do you think he‟s going to do? DIESEL (shakes head) I don‟t know, but all bets are off. MAGNUM Well, he better figure out something soon; the cops are here. INT. – VIPER‟S YELLOW LAMBORGHINI Viper looks in his rear view mirror and sees the cops beginning to slowly get out of their cars and approach Viper and Diesel‟s cars. As he sees this, Viper kicks it into gear, peels out and speeds towards the drawbridge. With the drawbridge almost fully up and the tugboat passing underneath right below, Viper jumps the drawbridge, gets about twenty feet of air and successfully lands on the other side of the bridge. EXT. – MIAMI RIVER DRAWBRIDGE – NIGHT Viper drives off of the bridge and into the night. INT. – DIESEL‟S BLUE LOTUS Both Diesel and Magnum watch Viper jump the drawbridge, Magnum is in much more awe of Viper‟s accomplishment than Diesel is. DIESEL Well Magnum, we‟re all gonna die of something; it might as well be for something as noble as catching a bad guy. MAGNUM Amen. (pause) Lord, please be on our side in this current endeavor.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Diesel kicks it into gear, peels out and speeds towards to the drawbridge just as Viper had done. The drawbridge is fully up and the tugboat is still passing below. Diesel jumps the drawbridge, gets about twenty feet of air and barely lands on the other side of the bridge. EXT. – MIAMI RIVER DRAWBRIDGE – NIGHT Although Diesel lands on the other side of the bridge, his landing wasn‟t as successful as Viper‟s. Once the Lotus lands, it veers immediately to the left and crashes into the railing. The car then veers to the right and crashes into the other railing. Diesel‟s car slides down the rest of the bridge and comes to a screeching halt at the base. The cops on the other side of the drawbridge watch both Viper and Diesel make it over the bridge in disbelief. They are left literally scratching their heads. None of them even attempt to jump the drawbridge and follow. Diesel and Magnum both jump out of the car; Diesel immediately surveys the damage to his car. DIESEL God damn, fucking shit! Both sides of the car are all banged up and damaged across the length of the body. The front is dented in severely. MAGNUM Shit man, your car is all fucked up. Diesel kicks his tire in frustration. DIESEL God damn it, I liked my Lotus. MAGNUM You think it‟s still drivable? Diesel looks back at the cops on the other side of the drawbridge.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL I don‟t know, let‟s see. We‟ll have to get out of here somehow before that drawbridge comes back down and the cops come. Diesel and Magnum get back into the car. Diesel starts the engine and he begins to drive his banged up car slowly down a dirt road that parallels the river. INT. – DIESEL‟S BLUE LOTUS MAGNUM What are we going to do now? Diesel is visibly struggling to control the car. DIESEL I don‟t know, but I don‟t think my baby‟s going to make it. MAGNUM So what are we going to do? Diesel looks around and notices that they have driven far enough away that the cops are no longer in sight. DIESEL Well, we‟re away from the cops now. Diesel pulls over to the side of a dirt road and parks. DIESEL (cont‟d) We‟re going to have to ditch the car. (pause) No other option. EXT. – DIRT ROAD BY THE MIAMI RIVER – NIGHT Diesel and Magnum get out of the car again. at his car contemplating his next move. Diesel stares
MAGNUM So what are we going to do? We can‟t just leave the car here, the cops will find it, which means they‟ll find you.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL That‟s right. MAGNUM So what are we going to do? DIESEL It‟ll be just a matter of time for the cops to identify us, well at least me, so we‟ll need to buy some time. MAGNUM How are we going to do that? Diesel looks at the river, then looks at the car, then back at the river. DIESEL We‟re going to drown my baby. MAGNUM (shocked) What? DIESEL It‟s our best option. We sink the Lotus and it‟ll take the cops a few days to find it and get it up. By then hopefully we‟ll have caught Viper, and at that point the cops won‟t care about us anymore. MAGNUM Are you sure you want to do this? DIESEL No, but like I said, it‟s our best option. MAGNUM Ohhkkaayy, it‟s you car. DIESEL I‟m doing it. Stay here. Diesel gets into his car, drives about 30 yards or so into reverse down the road.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese INT. – DIESEL‟S BLUE LOTUS DIESEL Good bye, my friend. It was nice riding with you. Diesel punches it into gear and speeds down the road. As he picks up speed he gradually veers off the road towards the river. At the last moment, Diesel opens his door and jumps out as the car drives right into the river. EXT. – DIRT ROAD BY THE MIAMI RIVER – NIGHT Diesel rolls across the dirt road and comes to a stop right in front of Magnum. The Lotus makes it about 10-20 feet into the river and begins to sink slowly. Magnum grabs Diesel‟s arm and helps him stand up. pats himself down to get the dirt off of him. MAGNUM Well that was pretty crazy. DIESEL Thank you. MAGNUM OK, so let me ask for a fifth time, what are we going to do now? DIESEL I don‟t know, remember I‟m making this up as we go along. (pause) One thing‟s for sure. We‟re going to use your Ferrari tomorrow. MAGNUM (sarcastically) Ohhh, great. Diesel grabs Magnum‟s arm and begins to walk down the dirt road. Diesel
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL Come on, let‟s walk. MAGNUM It‟s a hike back to the Beach though. DIESEL We can both use the exercise. MAGNUM Fine. DIESEL I think we‟ve caused enough damage for today. Let‟s meet tomorrow morning at the 9th Street Diner; eight o‟clock sharp. We‟ll devise a new game plan then. MAGNUM Sounds good. (pause) We‟ll get him Diesel, we‟ll get him. DIESEL I know. Diesel and Magnum continue walking down the dark, desolate dirt road that borders the Miami River. EXT. – RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY, KEY BISCAYNE – SUNRISE Viper‟s yellow Lamborghini cruises down the empty causeway at sunrise. He pulls off to the side of the road and up to a pay phone. The skyline of downtown Miami is in the distance. Viper gets out of his car and walks up to the pay phone. He takes the piece of paper that Mohammed gave him out of his back pocket. He dials the number on the paper and a gravelly voice picks up on the other end. MR. X (O.S.) Yeah, this is Mr. X.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese VIPER Huh, cute; very original.
MR. X (O.S.) And who the fuck is this? VIPER I‟m the guy willing to help you out so cut the questions. Your boss Mr. Mohammed said you have a package for me. MR. X (O.S.) Ahh yes, yes I do. VIPER OK, so how do I take possession of this? MR. X (O.S.) Meet me at… VIPER (interrupts) I‟m not meeting you, or any of your henchmen, anywhere. I just spent the last hour of my life getting chased by cops all over this damn city. How do I know this isn‟t a set-up? MR. X (O.S.) Because this was organized by Mr. Mohammed personally. Surely you can trust Mr. Mohammed after all the things you‟ve been through with him. VIPER At this point, I trust no one. MR. X (O.S.) OK then, how do you want to do it. VIPER You‟re in Miami, right?
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MR. X (O.S.) Yes, I‟m downtown. VIPER OK, I‟ll call this number again in five hours with a location to meet me. You‟ll have 15 minutes to get there. You got that? MR. X (O.S.) Yes. VIPER Good. Viper hangs up the phone, gets back in his car and drives away. EXT. – BEACH, SOUTH BEACH – MORNING Diesel is walking alone on the beach wearing sunglasses. It‟s early in the morning and the beach is quiet with only a handful of people on it. After a while he comes across a little child building a sand castle. He kneels down to help the child with the sand castle by shaping the sand and adding more blocks of sand to it. Diesel looks at the child with admiration; in him he sees what he could‟ve had with his old girlfriend before she was killed. After a bit, Diesel stands up and walks to the water‟s edge. He looks out over the water and, in his mind, flashes back to the day his girlfriend was killed. FLASHBACK EXT. – FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, FT. LAUDERDALE – DAY Diesel pulls up to the front of the courthouse in a black Porsche. INT. – DIESEL‟S BLACK PORSCHE Diesel puts the car in park then reaches into the glove compartment and takes out a Tiffany blue box.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese He opens the box and looks at the engagement ring sitting inside it. He closes the box again and puts it in his jacket pocket. EXT. – FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, FT. LAUDERDALE – DAY Diesel steps out of his car and leans up against it on the sidewalk. He pulls out his cell phone to make a call. SARAH (O.S.) Hey baby. DIESEL Hey Sarah. SARAH (O.S.) How are you doing? DIESEL I‟m good, how are you feeling today? SARAH (O.S.) I feel great! DIESEL And how‟s our little guy doing? SARAH (O.S.) He‟s good too. DIESEL So, I‟m here outside so whenever you‟re ready. SARAH (O.S.) OK, great. I‟m finishing off one last thing, then I‟ll be out in a couple of minutes. DIESEL Good, I‟ll see you soon. SARAH (O.S.) I love you. DIESEL Love you too.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Diesel hangs up the phone. To pass time, he takes out a cigarette and smokes casually by his car. Diesel dials up another number on his phone. GRILL ROOM MAITRE DE (O.S.) Good afternoon, The Grill Room. DIESEL Yes, I‟d like to confirm a reservation for two tonight at 8p under Mr. Diesel. GRILL ROOM MAITRE DE (O.S.) Yes Mr. Diesel we do have you down for two at 8p. DIESEL Excellent, tonight will be a very special night for us and I want to make sure my girlfriend is taken care of. I‟d like the sommelier to pick out a couple of very special, celebratory bottles of wines for us. GRILL ROOM MAITRE DE (O.S.) Yes, no problem sir, we will make sure that you and your girlfriend will have a very special evening tonight. DIESEL Thanks. Diesel hangs up and finishes the rest of his cigarette. After several seconds, Sarah comes out of the courthouse building. Sarah is a tall, stunning blonde in her latetwenties. Upon seeing Diesel in the distance by his car, she gives him a big wave as a huge smile covers her face. Diesel smiles sheepishly at Sarah and waves back. As Sarah takes her first step onto the staircase that leads to the street below, a huge explosion goes off inside the building.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese The building is obliterated and the force of the explosion propels Sarah high into the air. The force of the explosion also throws Diesel over the front hood of his car and he lands in the street. Sarah lands on the front hood of a car sitting along the side of the street. The top half of her body goes right through its‟ windshield. Her back is covered in shrapnel from the explosion. Diesel stands up and is initially disoriented. Once he gets his senses back, he sees his girlfriend, Sarah, implanted in a windshield. He yells out in horror and immediately runs over to her. No, no, no. DIESEL No, baby hold on.
Before touching her, Diesel carefully surveys the scene and tries to figure out if he can move her without creating more damage. DIESEL (cont‟d) Jesus Christ! People are running around hysterically in all directions. Finally Diesel gently moves her out of the windshield and down on the front hood. Sarah is pretty bloody as her face, neck and chest have been cut up from the windshield. He turns her body around so that she is facing up. completely motionless and her body is lifeless. DIESEL (cont‟d) Hang in there! Diesel frantically checks her pulse, but she is dead. Diesel refuses to believe this initially. DIESEL (cont‟d) Don‟t die on me Sarah! Come on, don‟t die on me! She is
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Finally Diesel accepts her death and falls to the ground. He‟s a mess as he sits on the ground, with his back against the car, and begins to sob uncontrollably. He covers his face with his hands and continues crying. FLASHBACK ENDS EXT. – BEACH, SOUTH BEACH – MORNING Diesel is still looking out over the water at the beach. single tear falls from underneath his sunglasses. Diesel turns away from the water and continues to walk along the beach. INT. – 9TH STREET DINER Magnum is sitting at a table in the diner enjoying his breakfast of French toast and grits. Diesel walks into the diner and joins Magnum at the table. They shake each other‟s hand. MAGNUM Diesel, what‟s up playa? DIESEL Hangin‟ in there. A waitress approaches the table as soon as Diesel sits down. Diesel waves away the menu and is ready to order. DIESEL I‟ll take some scrambled eggs and a V-8 juice please. The waitress takes his order and walks away. MAGNUM How‟d you sleep? Not good. DIESEL You? A
MAGNUM Yeah, same here.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL I think I slept for an hour then I headed out for a calming walk along the beach. MAGNUM Yeah, I got home then just popped Bad Boys II into the DVD. DIESEL Get any good ideas for today from that? MAGNUM (laughs) No, not really. DIESEL Damn. MAGNUM So, a different day but the same question remains. What are we going to do? DIESEL I think the key is Mr. Mohammed. We get to him, we get to Viper. MAGNUM Great, how do we get to Mohammed though? DIESEL We go back to his house. MAGNUM Really? You remember that didn‟t work out the first time. I hope you remember that because it was only yesterday that happened. DIESEL I know. But we‟ll have a different plan this time around. MAGNUM What‟s that going to be.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL We‟re not going to take no for an answer. MAGNUM OK, but how are we going to get by his legions of bodyguards? DIESEL Well, attacking by land didn‟t work… MAGNUM (interrupts) It definitely didn‟t. The waitress drops off Diesel‟s breakfast of scrambled eggs and V-8 juice at the table. Diesel takes a quick bite then continues with his thought. DIESEL (continues) …So this time, we‟re going to attack from the sea. Magnum looks perplexed over Diesel‟s plan. EXT. – BISCAYNE BAY – DAY Diesel and Magnum are cruising down Biscayne Bay in a speedboat. Diesel is steering the boat, and smoking a cigar, with Magnum standing next to him. MAGNUM This idea might be crazy enough to work. DIESEL I hope it does because I‟m running out of ideas. (pause) Check out the guns and make sure they‟re fully loaded. MAGNUM No problem.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Magnum leans over and opens a bag that is sitting by them. He checks each of the six guns in there to make sure they‟re fully loaded. Then he passes three guns to Diesel and keeps three for himself. Both men strap themselves with the guns. The speedboat continues cruising down the Bay, Magnum points to Star Island out in the distance. MAGNUM There it is, there is Star Island. DIESEL I see it. Diesel turns the boat to head directly over to Star Island. Diesel puts the speedboat in full throttle as he aims at one specific property on Star Island. The island, and the property, quickly go from the background to the foreground in the matter of seconds. EXT. – MR. MOHAMMED‟S HOUSE, BACKYARD – DAY The speedboat runs right up on Mohammed‟s backyard, finally coming to a stop about 30 feet into the property. Diesel and Magnum both immediately jump out of the boat with guns drawn and run past the huge pool and towards the house. Within seconds they reach the patio and run into INT. – MOHAMMED‟S HOUSE LIVING ROOM The two enter the house and proceed carefully through the room. A bodyguard runs into the room and is quickly knocked out with a punch in the face by Diesel. They make their way into A HALLWAY
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Another bodyguard runs into the hallway and is hit in the head with Magnum‟s gun and knocked unconscious. DIESEL You hold down the fort here. I‟m going upstairs. I have a feeling I know where he is. MAGNUM OK, hurry up though, who knows what kind of security detail Mohammed has here. Diesel runs up to a staircase at the end of the hallway. MOHAMMED‟S OFFICE Mohammed is sitting behind a dark, mahogany desk in his office calmly reading through the paperwork he‟s holding in his hands. All of a sudden, Diesel kicks open the door and runs in. Mohammed casually puts his paperwork down on his desk. MR. MOHAMMED (surprised) Diesel, you never give up, do you? DIESEL With scum like you roaming the streets? Absolutely not. (pause) Get up. Mohammed gets up and holds his hands out to his side, he walks slowly towards Diesel. MR. MOHAMMED OK, ok. Diesel grabs Mohammed and pushes him towards the door. He sticks his gun in Mohammed‟s back as he leads him out of the room. FIRST FLOOR HALLWAY Magnum is standing in the hallway with his back against the wall.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Both of his arms are fully extended with a gun in each hand; he‟s ready to shoot any that comes from either direction. Diesel comes down the stairs with Mohammed in front of him; they walk into the hallway towards Magnum. DIESEL Let‟s get the hell out of here. Diesel walks past Magnum with Mohammed so that Magnum can protect his back side. They walk into the LIVING ROOM Just as the three make it halfway through the living room, Mohammed‟s top bodyguard enters and pulls out his gun. MOHAMMED‟S BODYGUARD (yells) Freeze right there assholes! Magnum points his gun at the bodyguard, while Diesel turns Mohammed and himself around so they‟re facing him as well. Diesel puts Mohammed in a firm chokehold from behind to shield himself from the bodyguard. DIESEL I‟ll blow his motherfucking head off right now if you do anything stupid. MOHAMMED‟S BODYGUARD Yeah? And I‟ll… With no warning, Diesel shoots the bodyguard in the leg and he immediately falls to the floor in writhing pain. DIESEL (looks at Magnum) I didn‟t feel like going through the same bullshit again with this prick. Once was enough. MAGNUM (shocked) You shot him!
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL In the leg; he‟ll be alright. Mohammed‟s bodyguard is rolling around the floor grabbing his knee. MOHAMMED‟S BODYGUARD (crying out in pain) You shot me! You fucking asshole, you shot me! Magnum is looking down at the bodyguard still in a bit of shock. DIESEL Come on, let‟s go. With Mohammed still in his grasp, Diesel backs out of the house with Magnum following close behind him. EXT. – MR. MOHAMMED‟S HOUSE, BACKYARD – DAY Magnum grabs one of Mohammed‟s arms while Diesel grabs the other; all three of them run to Mohammed‟s fishing boat which is tied up at his dock. Diesel gets Mohammed on the boat while Magnum unties the boat from the dock and boards as well. EXT. – MOHAMMED‟S FISHING BOAT – DAY Diesel pushes Mohammed onto a lounge seat on the boat. DIESEL (stares at Mohammed) Magnum I‟m going up to start the boat and get us the hell out of here. (pause) He moves one inch I want you to put one in his shoulder, he moves again I want you to put one in his kneecap…and one in the other kneecap. MAGNUM With pleasure.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Diesel climbs the ladder to get to the controls. He takes the controls and moves the boat away from the dock and into the Bay. Once they‟re away from Mohammed‟s house and well into the Bay, Diesel climbs back down the ladder and approaches Mohammed. DIESEL I just want to know one thing, where can I find Viper? MR. MOHAMMED I don‟t know. Diesel takes the gun from Magnum and hits Mohammed across the face with it. DIESEL Wrong answer asshole. Mohammed‟s head jolts to the side and he begins bleeding from the mouth. DIESEL I‟ll ask again, where is Viper? MR. MOHAMMED I…don‟t…know! DIESEL OK, well where is he going? is he planning to do? What
MR. MOHAMMED I know none of the answers to your questions Diesel. Diesel hits Mohammed again across the face with his gun. MR. MOHAMMED (yells) What do you want from me? DIESEL The truth jerkoff!
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MR. MOHAMMED I don‟t know anything! I haven‟t seen Viper in over a year, maybe even two! (pause) You think he‟d seriously come to see me after breaking out of prison? I have too much heat on me. He‟d be an idiot to do that! DIESEL (thinking) I don‟t believe you. MR. MOHAMMED (yells) It‟s the truth though! Magnum walks up to Diesel and whispers in his ear. MAGNUM (whispers) I don‟t think he‟s going to talk. DIESEL (staring at Mohammed) Oh he will, we just have to find a way to properly persuade him. Diesel looks around the deck of the boat and sees a rope in one corner and then a bucket full of chum in another corner. DIESEL So Mr. Mohammed, were you planning to go fishing today? MR. MOHAMMED (perplexed) Yes. DIESEL What were you going fishing for? MR. MOHAMMED Dolphin fish, marlins, blacktip, tiger sharks and whatever other sharks might be lurking in the waters today.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL Interesting, OK. Diesel looks at Magnum and whispers to him. DIESEL I have a plan. Go tie Mohammed‟s hands with that rope. Magnum grabs the rope and ties Mohammed‟s hands behind his back. MR. MOHAMMED (nervously) What, what, what are you doing? DIESEL Well if you‟re not going to tell us anything, you‟re of no use to us. But luckily we racked our brains and have figured out what we can use you for…live bait. MR. MOHAMMED (confused) What? Diesel punches Mohammed in the face and knocks him out. Later, as the boat is far out in the deep sea and Mr. Mohammed finally awakes, he sees Diesel and Magnum covering him in chum. Mohammed starts screaming since he‟s helpless to do anything else. DIESEL Stand him up Magnum. Magnum grabs Mohammed and stands him up. Diesel grabs a piece of chum and puts it in the inside pocket of his jacket. He grabs another piece and puts it in the outer pocket of his jacket. DIESEL (cont‟d) Let‟s get the life jacket on him. Magnum grabs a life jacket and puts it on Mohammed.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MR. MOHAMMED (yells) What are you doing? Diesel ignores Mohammed. DIESEL (looks at Magnum) Can you grab the chum bucket? Magnum grabs the bucket and gives it to Diesel, who promptly dumps the rest of the bucket on Mohammed‟s head. DIESEL That should just about do it. (pause) Magnum, go ahead and untie him. Diesel puts the bucket down as Magnum unties Mohammed‟s hands. As soon as Mohammed is untied, Diesel kicks him in the chest. Mohammed goes tumbling backwards and overboard into the water below. Mohammed is frantically swimming even though the life jacket is keeping him afloat. Diesel and Magnum kneel down at the edge of the boat close to Mohammed. Mohammed is yelling at the top of his lungs for help. MAGNUM Hey Diesel, I hear these are some very shark infested waters around here, right? DIESEL Yes, yes it is. MAGNUM What lives in these waters? and Bulls right? Tigers
DIESEL Oh yeah, plenty of them; in fact there‟s probably hundreds swimming below us right now.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MAGNUM And don‟t those sharks have something in common? DIESEL They do Magnum. They‟re two of the three most dangerous sharks in the world to humans, outside of the Great White of course. MAGNUM Damn, so that chum that he‟s got all over him probably doesn‟t help. DIESEL Nope, in fact he probably has about twenty minutes before sharks start circling. Magnum looks down at the deck and notices a piece of chum lying there. MAGNUM Oh well will you look at that. There‟s a piece of chum that we haven‟t thrown into the ocean yet. Magnum picks it up and throws it right at Mohammed‟s face. MR. MOHAMMED OK, ok, I‟ll tell you anything you want to know. DIESEL I knew we could persuade you. Diesel and Magnum reach down and grab Mr. Mohammed. They pull him over to the boat but they don‟t bring him up to the deck; they let him hang on to the outside of it. MR. MOHAMMED Come on, let me up! DIESEL Tell us what you know first. MR. MOHAMMED OK, OK.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL Let‟s hear it. MR. MOHAMMED Viper is planting a bomb this afternoon at the American Airlines Arena for Game 6 of the NBA Finals, then he‟s scheduled to escape through the Port of Miami on an Algerian cargo ship. DIESEL Fucking asshole. Diesel reaches down to grab Mohammed. He pulls him up then punches him in the face. Mohammed falls back into the water. DIESEL (looks at Magnum) Let‟s go Magnum. Go up and take the wheel. MAGNUM Sure thing. Magnum climbs up the ladder and takes the controls. MR. MOHAMMED What, what? You said you‟d let me up if I talked. DIESEL Actually I never said that. Sorry. (pause) But I‟ll tell you what; I‟m a decent man and am willing to help you out. Magnum starts the engine and the boat slowly pulls away from Mohammed. DIESEL I‟ll call the Coast Guard right now and give them your exact position. They should be here to pick you up in about a half an hour, assuming you can hang on that long. Oh and while I‟m calling the Coast Guard (MORE)
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL (cont‟d) I‟ll also make sure to tell them about your role in the bomb plot. (pause) No need to thank me. Magnum kicks the boat into a higher gear and it picks up speed. Diesel waves goodbye to Mohammed. DIESEL (cont‟d) So long douchebag. Mr. Mohammed screams wildly and flails his arms as the boat speeds off away from him. Diesel climbs up the ladder and stands next to Magnum. DIESEL We need to get back to land as soon as possible and stop Viper. MAGNUM I know, we‟re going as fast as we can; we‟re at full throttle. DIESEL Go faster. INT. – VIPER‟S YELLOW LAMBORGHINI Viper is driving down I-95 when he takes out his cell phone and dials Mr. X. MR. X (O.S.) Yeah. VIPER Meet me in 15 minutes at Bayfront Park. I‟ll call you in 15 minutes with exact location. Got me? MR. X (O.S.) Yes. VIPER 15 minutes. You think you can make that?
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MR. X (O.S.) Yes. VIPER Good. Viper hangs up his cell phone and speeds down the highway. EXT. – MIAMI BEACH MARINA – DAY Viper and Magnum pull Mohammed‟s fishing boat up to a slip and get off of it onto THE DOCK DIESEL We‟ll let the Coast Guard know later that we were nice enough to park Mohammed‟s boat at the marina here. But first things first. MAGNUM Yeah, let‟s get Viper. DIESEL Onto the American Airlines Arena. MAGNUM This could be like finding a needle in a haystack. DIESEL I know. We‟ll get the authorities involved to American Airlines to help look for the bomb. I promise. Diesel and Magnum approach Magnum‟s red Ferrari. DIESEL (cont‟d) I don‟t care if this is your car, but I‟m driving. MAGNUM You‟re kidding me right? my baby. This is
DIESEL Yeah, but you also drive like a bitch.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MAGNUM Fuck you. Fuck you. Diesel. DIESEL Give me your fucking keys. Seriously we‟re not going to catch Viper with your shit driving. Magnum begrudgingly hands over his car keys to Diesel. MAGNUM Fine, but don‟t get one scratch on my baby, Lucille. DIESEL Lucille? MAGNUM Yeah, Lucille. DIESEL Shut up and get in the car. MAGNUM What can I say, I love old re-runs of “I Love Lucy.” DIESEL Seriously, shut up and get in the car. MAGNUM I will but, I‟m just saying that Lucille Ball was a huge talent, especially for her time period. DIESEL Yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever. Both Diesel and Magnum get in the car. DIESEL Give me your keys. MAGNUM
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese EXT. – I-95 SOUTH – DAY Magnum‟s red Ferrari is speeding down the highway dodging in and out of traffic. INT. - MAGNUM‟S RED FERRARI Diesel and Magnum hit traffic on I-95 in downtown Miami and come to a standstill on the highway. As they‟re sitting in traffic Magnum notices Viper‟s yellow Lamborghini driving on I-95 North in the other direction. MAGNUM (shocked) Are you kidding me? DIESEL What? Magnum points to the Lamborghini. MAGNUM It‟s Viper…seriously, it‟s Viper. DIESEL He didn‟t even score a new ride; still driving around in his Lamborghini. That arrogant asshole. (pause) Hold on. Diesel makes a sharp turn and quickly pulls out of traffic. EXT. – I-95 SOUTH – DAY Diesel speeds down the highway on the shoulder until he hits the next exit. He goes down the off ramp and runs the red light at the end of the ramp which makes cars coming from the other direction hit the brakes or spin out. Diesel turns onto a SIDE STREET by the highway. Then he cuts off traffic coming from the opposite direction in an effort to get back onto I-95 North as quickly as possible.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Diesel speeds around traffic on the ON RAMP. EXT. – I-95 NORTH – DAY Diesel continues ducking in and out and around traffic trying to catch up to Viper. After about 30 seconds, they can finally see the yellow Lamborghini in the distance. MAGNUM (points out) There he is! DIESEL I see him. Diesel kicks it into a higher gear and quickly catches up to Viper. Viper turns off the highway onto an off ramp, not knowing that Diesel is right behind him. I-95 NORTH OFF RAMP Viper calmly rolls to a stop at a red light at the end of the ramp. INT. – MAGNUM‟S RED FERRARI MAGNUM What are we going to do? DIESEL We‟re going to box him in. MAGNUM Remember what I said about getting a scratch on Lucille. DIESEL Yes, it‟s been noted. Diesel pulls up to the red light and quickly drives in front of Viper; parking perpendicular to his car and boxing him in between Diesel and the car behind him.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese INT. – VIPER‟S YELLOW LAMBORGHINI Viper looks into the Ferrari and notices that it‟s Diesel and Magnum. Fuck. VIPER Damn you Diesel.
Viper abruptly puts his car into reverse, nailing the car behind him, then quickly kicks it into high gear. He drives through the red light, causing cars coming from the other direction to hit the brakes and spin out to avoid hitting him. Viper drives straight ahead to the I-95 NORTH ON RAMP to get back on the highway. INT. – MAGNUM‟S RED FERRARI DIESEL Bastard. Diesel puts his car in reserve and quickly follows Viper onto the ON RAMP and back onto I-95. Diesel leaves the same kind of mess in his wake; cars spinning out and hitting the brakes to avoid hitting him. DIESEL (cont‟d) Yo Magnum. Reach into the glove compartment and pull out the CD labeled “Greatest Hits.” Magnum rifles through the glove compartment until he finds the CD. He gives it to Viper who pops it into his CD player. DIESEL (cont‟d) Time for some mood music. Rap music begins to blare in the car, the chase is on. EXT. – I-95 NORTH – DAY Diesel chases Viper up the highway.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese INT. – VIPER‟S YELLOW LAMBORGHINI Viper calmly pulls out his cell phone and calls Mr. X again. MR. X (O.S.) Yeah. VIPER Temporary change of plans. It doesn‟t look if I‟ll be able to meet in 15 minutes. MR. X (O.S.) Is everything ok? It is imperative that this assignment be carried out today. VIPER (annoyed) Don‟t worry, your assignment will be carried out as planned. I have never failed and I don‟t plan to start now. (pause) I just hit a little delay, no big deal. I will call you again in a bit to update you on my status. Viper hangs up his cell phone and throws it on the passenger‟s seat. EXT. – I-95 NORTH - DAY Diesel continues chasing Viper in and out of traffic along the highway. After a while, Viper ends up cutting off an 18-wheeler refrigerated meat truck. The truck spins out of control and hits the guardrail. This leads to several cars smashing into the truck and damaging the trailer. The door on the damaged trailer opens up and spills large slabs of frozen beef all over the highway. The truck ends up jackknifing across the road and finally comes to a stop.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Diesel dodges all the slabs of beef rolling around the road and the car crash pile-up, but the jackknifed truck is blocking his exit. Diesel drives right towards the trailer. INT. – MAGNUM‟S RED FERRARI Magnum is looking at the trailer in front of him in terror. MAGNUM (scared) Ummm, Diesel, what are you doing? DIESEL I‟m going to drive right under the trailer. It‟s our only way out. MAGNUM (terrified) I wouldn‟t do that Diesel, I wouldn‟t do that. You don‟t know all the exact angles of this car. You don‟t know if we can make it. DIESEL It looks like we can fit. As Diesel gets closer to the trailer, Magnum screams out. DIESEL (cont‟d) (yells) Ummm, duck! Diesel drives the Ferrari underneath the trailer at a high speed. The car barely makes it under and in fact the roof of the car actually rips off turning the Ferrari into a convertible. Diesel looks at Magnum sheepishly. DIESEL Oops. MAGNUM (angrily) Oops?!? Oops!?!
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL I owe you a new Ferrari. MAGNUM You damn right you do! fully loaded too. I want it
Viper, who has about a 50 yard lead on Diesel, exits the highway as Diesel follows him. EXT. – BASKETBALL COURT ON SIDE STREET, OFF OF I-95 – DAY A pick-up basketball game is being played under the hot South Florida sun with several spectators watching the action and cheering along the perimeter of the court. One of the players takes an alley-oop from his teammate and dunks the ball on the opposing player. BASKETBALL PLAYER #1 In your face bitch! I‟ll be doing that all day on you! The opposing player pushes the other guy in the chest to get him out of his face. BASKETBALL PLAYER #2 Fuck you and just play. All of a sudden, Viper spins out of control on the side street behind the court and turns onto the playground. He drives through the chain-link fence that separates the basketball court from the rest of the playground and speeds right through the pick-up game. This sends everyone on the court scurrying away in every direction. The player with the basketball throws it right up in the air and runs away in fear. BASKETBALL PLAYER #3 (yells) Shit! God damn! Viper does a 360 at center court then drives off of the court and back onto another side street. Diesel follows Viper through the basketball court but at a more cautious speed so that he doesn‟t hit anyone.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese EXT. – STREET LEADING UP TO CALDER RACE COURSE – DAY Viper speeds down the street leading to the Calder Race Track with Diesel behind him. EXT. – MAGNUM‟S RED FERRARI – DAY MAGNUM (perplexed) Where is he going, the race track? EXT. – CALDER RACE COURSE – DAY PARKING LOT Viper drives into the parking lot and heads immediately to the PERIMETER OF THE STRUCTURE Viper drives around the outside of the structure. HORSE RACE TRACK A horse race is just about ready to get underway, as the horses are lining up one by one in the starting gate. CALDER PA ANNOUNCER (O.S.) We‟re almost set for the fifth race of the day as the horses are getting into the starting gate. PERIMETER OF THE STRUCTURE Viper comes to an area that leads to the actual track. Entry is blocked by a wooden fence, but Viper drives right through it. HORSE RACE TRACK A bell sounds, the starting gate opens and the horses are off and running around the track. CALDER PA ANNOUNCER (O.S.) And they‟re off! The starting gate gets pulled off of the track.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Out of nowhere, Viper enters the racetrack and speeds along it, kicking dirt high up into the air. Diesel also enters the track soon after Viper. Viper and Diesel catch up to the horses racing around the track. So as the horses race around on the inside of the track, Diesel chases Viper along the outside of the track. THE CROWD Everyone in the crowd is looking on, and looking at each other, in shock. They can‟t believe they‟re seeing two cars race around the track during a horse race. MAGNUM‟S RED FERRARI DIESEL (calmly) Well this is highly unusual. MAGNUM You got that right. THE LEAD HORSE A jockey on the lead horse looks to his side and sees Viper driving next to him. He does a double take not believing what he‟s seeing. His jaw drops open in disbelief. This distraction makes him lose the lead as other horses surpass him. HORSE RACE TRACK Diesel continues chasing Viper around the track as the horses continue racing. As Diesel drives, he turns and gives an awkward wave to the jockeys looking at him in shock. Viper comes upon the entry point that he drove into and exits the track through there. Diesel follows him. THE CROWD With the cars now out of the track, everyone continues to look at each other in shock.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese EXT. – STREET LEADING OUT OF CALDER RACE COURSE – DAY Viper speeds down the street leading out of the Calder Race Track with Diesel behind him. EXT. – I-95 SOUTH – DAY Viper drives back onto I-95, this time going southbound. As he gets back onto the highway, there is a large convoy of NASCAR tractor trailers driving down the highway, one right after the other, heading to the Homestead Speedway. Viper cruises down the highway with Diesel still behind him. He gets behind another tractor trailer but is unable to pass him due to all the other traffic on the road. METROZOO TRACTOR TRAILER The side of the tractor trailer says “Miami Metrozoo” and features pictures of exotic animals. INT. – METROZOO TRACTOR TRAILER Sunlight is streaming into the relatively dark space of the trailer. Roaming around inside the trailer, which doubles as a large cage, are three Siberian tigers. INT. – VIPER‟S YELLOW LAMBORGHINI Viper is still trying to pass the tractor trailer. VIPER (annoyed) Come on, get the fuck out of my way. EXT. – I-95 SOUTH – DAY Viper eventually sees a little bit of a hole open up in the next lane so he quickly pulls out. He ends up sideswiping another car. That car ends up hitting the tractor trailer truck transporting the tigers and the truck goes out of control.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Just as Viper passes by the truck, the truck flips on its side and the back door of the damaged trailer opens. The three tigers escape out of the trailer as several cars begin to crash into each other to avoid hitting the truck. Other cars hit their brakes and stop on the highway. The tigers begin running ferociously around the highway. One jumps on the roof of one car and lets out a loud roar. Another jumps into the driver‟s seat of one car and mauls the driver as he desperately tries to roll up his window as quickly as possible. The driver moans and groans. The third tiger roams around the highway lanes seemingly stalking his prey. MAGNUM‟S RED FERRARI Diesel comes to a stop on the highway behind the accident and the carnage. MAGNUM This day is just getting weirder by the second. What the hell is going to happen next? DIESEL (calmly) It sucks that we‟re in a convertible now. That makes us a bit vulnerable to these tigers. Magnum looks up and is reminded that they‟re in a convertible now which makes him freak out. MAGNUM (scared) Shit that‟s right! Diesel, get us out of here, get us out of here Diesel! DIESEL Ok, ok, calm down though, we‟ll be fine. Diesel sees Viper driving off the highway in the distance.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL Damn, he‟s getting off the highway again. Diesel sneaks around several cars to get to the shoulder of the road. He drives down the shoulder and passes the accident and the damaged truck. INT. – VIPER‟S YELLOW LAMBORGHINI Viper drives to the end of the off ramp of the highway. He looks down at the gas gauge and notices it‟s on “empty” and a red light, which signifies an empty gas tank, is blinking. He punches his steering wheel in frustration. VIPER Damn it! Viper looks around and surveys the scene for ideas. Off in the distance, he notices one of the NASCAR tractor trailers from the earlier convoy stopped at a gas station. It‟s Tony Stewart‟s #20 car trailer. He drives over to the gas station and parks his Lamborghini at the convenience store. EXT. – SHELL GAS STATION – DAY Viper gets out of his car and approaches the tractor trailer. The driver is at the gas pump filling up the truck. VIPER Hey man. TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER (looks at Viper) Yeah. Viper pulls out a gun from his waistband and shoots the driver right in the head. He falls down dead immediately. Viper grabs the keys off of the driver and unlocks the back door of the trailer.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese He jumps into the trailer and, after a few seconds of silence, the #20 stockcar comes jumping out of the trailer. The stockcar hits the ground and Viper speeds out of the gas station and down the street. EXT. – OFF RAMP, I-95 SOUTH - DAY Diesel comes to the end of the ramp and sees the #20 stockcar drive off in the distance. Diesel turns onto the street and he also notices that his car is running out of gas. He looks down at the gas gauge and see it‟s on “empty.” DIESEL Shit, I‟m out of gas. Magnum points out to a gas station across the street, it‟s a different gas station than the one in the distance that Viper went to. MAGNUM Well there‟s a gas station at least. EXT. – EXXON GAS STATION - DAY Diesel and Magnum are standing by the gas pump filling up the car. MAGNUM Well at least it shouldn‟t be too hard to find someone driving Tony Stewart‟s stockcar around the streets of Miami. DIESEL Tony Stewart, huh? MAGNUM Yeah, that was Tony Stewart‟s #20 Home Depot car. DIESEL (impressed) Magnum, I didn‟t know you were such a fan of NASCAR.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MAGNUM Oh yeah. (pause) You know it‟s ok for a black man to like NASCAR, right? DIESEL Well I guess there‟s a first for everything. Diesel finishes pumping gas. DIESEL (cont‟d) Come on, let‟s go. MAGNUM Where are we going to go? long gone. He‟s
DIESEL Right. Let‟s just head to the arena. We know for a fact he‟ll be there. Diesel and Magnum get back into the car and drive off. EXT. – MAIN ROAD, MIAMI – DAY A super stretch Hummer limousine is stopped at a red light on a side street in Miami. The limousine is so huge that there are bikini-clad young women playing with a beach ball in an outside hot tub in the back. The women are laughing, pushing each other, and having a lot of fun. There‟s music blasting from a radio on the hot tub. The light turns green and the limousine slowly turns onto a main road. As the car is turning, Viper is speeding down the road in his newly acquired stockcar. Viper tries to step on the brakes after seeing the limousine turning, but it‟s too late. He ends up driving straight through the middle of the limousine, splitting it in half.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese All of the girls in the hot tub start screaming as a few of them go flying into the street. Viper spins out from the accident and loses control INT. – MASERATI DEALERSHIP, SHOWROOM A salesman is showing a middle-aged couple a sleek, black Maserati in the middle of the showroom. MASERATI SALESMAN Sir, trust me, you cannot go wrong with a Maserati. Our name, our customer service, our commitment to excellence are all top notch and second to none. Believe me you‟ll be the envy of your neighbors, your friends, your co-workers, even that guy you pull up next to on the street corner if they see you driving around in one of these babies. MALE MASERATI CUSTOMER I love it! FEMALE MASERATI CUSTOMER I don‟t know honey, do you really need this? I mean, I understand middle life crises but this is ridiculous. MALE MASERATI CUSTOMER Baby, you‟re always telling me what to do. But I make the money in the family. (looks at the salesman) We‟ll take it. MASERATI SALESMAN (smiles) Very good sir. Come let‟s go over to my desk and we‟ll start the paperwork. All of a sudden, Viper plows his stockcar right through the front window of the showroom.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Everyone in the showroom quickly runs out of the way and takes cover behind showroom cars and desks. Viper comes to a stop in the middle of the showroom, right by the Maserati that the couple was just looking at. Viper gets out of the car and approaches the salesman, who is now sitting behind his desk in the showroom, with his gun drawn and pointed at him. VIPER Give me the keys to this car over here or I‟ll kill you. Simple as that. The salesman nervously rifles through his desk until he finds the right pair of keys. MASERATI SALESMAN OK, ok, ok, just don‟t shoot me. Viper takes the keys. VIPER Have a nice day. Viper walks over to the car and notices the scared couple standing right next to it. VIPER Were you looking at this car? MALE MASERATI CUSTOMER (scared) Yeesss. VIPER Were you going to buy it? MALE MASERATI CUSTOMER (scared) Yeesss. Viper looks over the car then looks back at the couple. VIPER You got good taste.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MALE MASERATI CUSTOMER (scared) Thanks. Viper gets in the car and drives out of the showroom, right through the window that he just crashed through. INT. – BLACK MASERATI Viper cruises down a street in Miami. He takes his cell phone out and calls Mr. X again. MR. X (O.S.) Yeah. VIPER We‟re back on track. MR. X (O.S.) Excellent. VIPER Meet me at Bayfront Park in 15 minutes. MR. X (O.S.) We won‟t have any other problems, will we? VIPER Shut up and just meet me in 15 minutes. You‟ll receive further instructions then. Viper hangs up the phone and continues to cruise down the road. He‟s heading towards the downtown Miami skyline. EXT. – BAYFRONT PARK – DAY Viper pulls up to the perimeter of the park and surveys the scene. The park is almost empty, there are only a few people walking around – one person is walking their puppy, there‟s a couple walking holding hands, and there are a group of friends hanging out by a bench.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese INT. – BLACK MASERATI Viper picks up his phone and calls Mr. X again. MR. X (O.S.) Yeah. VIPER OK, you‟re here? MR. X (O.S.) Yes. VIPER Do you see the black Maserati on the street right outside of the park? MR. X (O.S.) Yes. VIPER There‟s a garbage can about 20 yards away from my car, in front of me. You see that? MR. X (O.S.) Yes. VIPER Drop the package in the garbage can, then walk away. Do not come any closer to my car than that garbage can. I will shoot if you attempt to approach my vehicle. You got that? MR. X (O.S.) OK. Viper hangs up his phone. everything in the park. EXT. – BAYFRONT PARK – DAY After about 20 seconds, MR. X approaches the garbage can. Mr. X is a tall man dressed in a black suit, sunglasses and a fedora. He sits in silence as he watches
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Mr. X looks around cautiously in all directions then he places a briefcase into the garbage can carefully. After he places the briefcase in the garbage can, Mr. X walks away nonchalantly. Viper waits for about 10 seconds before making his move. He drives up onto the grass of the park and right over to the garbage can. Viper rolls down his window, reaches out into the garbage can and grabs the briefcase. Once it‟s in his possession he drives away. EXT. – AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA, PARKING LOT – DAY Viper pulls into a packed parking lot and parks right up front in a handicapped spot. INT. – BLACK MASERATI Viper puts the briefcase on his lap and opens it up. Inside is a dirty bomb with a sophisticated wiring system. Also inside is a cell phone and a handwritten note. Viper takes out the cell phone and opens the note. The note reads: “Call programmed number to test and arm bomb. Call again to detonate.” Upon reading the note, Viper calls the programmed number at which point the LED panel on the bomb lights up and activates. He closes the briefcase and locks it up. of the car. Then he gets out
EXT. – AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA, PARKING LOT – DAY Viper walks up to a loading dock entrance gate at the back of the arena. EXT. – AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA, LOADING DOCK ENTRANCE – DAY He is greeted immediately by a security guard who opens the gate.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese ARENA SECURITY GUARD Can I help you? Viper pulls out a gun with a silencer on it from the back of his pants and shoots the security guard dead. He leans down and drags the guard behind a dumpster to hide him. A small trail of blood from the gate to the dumpster is left behind. Viper takes off an ID badge from around the guard‟s neck and puts it on himself. Viper walks into the loading dock area where he is approached by two more security guards. Both guards are immediately shot dead by him. INT. – AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA, COURT Both the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers, the two teams in Game 6 of the NBA Championship, are warming up on their respective sides. Dwayne Wade from the Miami Heat is practicing his free throws at one end while Kobe Bryant is doing an interview with ESPN on the other end. ESPN FEMALE REPORTER Kobe, how important is it to finish off the Heat today in game six and not push it to a game seven. KOBE BRYANT Well it‟s very important. Miami is a great team with a terrific offense. Any time you have a chance to close out the other team, especially a team like the Heat, you have to go for it. You definitely don‟t want them hanging around if you can help it. ESPN FEMALE REPORTER Thank you and good luck today Kobe.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese KOBE BRYANT Yeah, thanks. Kobe goes back on the court and immediately shoots a threepointer. INT. – AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA, LOADING DOCK Viper opens a door of the loading dock and enters a hallway. He walks over to a vending machine in the hallway and carefully places the briefcase behind it. Once he places it, he looks around to make sure nobody saw him then he quickly exits the arena. EXT. – AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA, PARKING LOT – DAY Viper‟s Black Maserati leaves the parking lot through one exit while Diesel drives into the parking lot through another entrance. Diesel parks the Ferrari in a normal parking space and both him and Magnum get out of the car and walk through the lot towards the arena. MAGNUM How do you figure we‟re going to find Viper? Or the bomb for that matter? DIESEL I don‟t know, but I‟m guessing he‟s not just going to walk through the front door. (pause) If I was him I‟d probably try to sneak through the back. EXT. – AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA, LOADING DOCK ENTRANCE – DAY Diesel and Magnum approach the entrance gate, which is now wide open. Diesel notices the trail of blood on the ground. DIESEL Look, blood.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Diesel and Magnum both draw their guns and proceed very carefully past the gate. They follow the trail of blood to behind the dumpster where they find the security guard lying on the ground dead. Viper kneels down next to him and checks his pulse. DIESEL He‟s dead. (pause) Watch out around here. Diesel stands up and both him and Magnum walk very slowly up to the loading dock area; guns still drawn. Soon they find the other two guards that were shot. DIESEL Magnum, check him out. Diesel checks the pulse of one of the guards while Magnum checks the pulse of the other one, but both are dead. MAGNUM He‟s dead Diesel. DIESEL Yeah, this one too. (pause) Grab their ID badges. MAGNUM What? DIESEL Grab their badges so no one will question us. Diesel and Magnum take the ID badges from around the necks of the security guards and they each put them on. INT. – AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA, COURT The Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers line up at center court for the tipoff. They shake each other‟s hands then get in position.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese The ball is tipped off, the Heat gets the ball and the 1st Quarter is underway. Dwayne Wade of the Heat ends up scoring on a jump shot. The Lakers inbound the ball, drive it up the court and Kobe Bryant ends up hitting a jumper for a score. INT. – AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA, LOADING DOCK Diesel opens the door of the loading dock and he and Magnum enter the hallway. DIESEL OK, time to get lucky. You search that way (points to the left) I‟ll go this way. MAGNUM Right. Magnum runs down the hallway in one direction while Diesel goes in the other direction. INT. – BLACK MASERATI Viper drives down the road and enters the EXT. – PORT OF MIAMI, ROADWAY - DAY Viper drives onto a roadway at the Port of Miami and comes to a EXT. – PORT OF MIAMI, SECURITY CHECKPOINT – DAY A security guard approaches the car but before he can say anything, Viper shoots him. Viper also immediately shoots the other four security guards at the checkpoint as well as a guard hanging out at the top of a watch tower by the checkpoint. He drives through the chain-link fence and proceeds down the roadway. EXT. – PORT OF MIAMI, ROADWAY – DAY Viper pulls up besides a huge Algerian cargo ship.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese He gets out of his car and walks over to the ship. Standing on the dock to greet him is the ship‟s CAPTAIN, a gruff Middle Eastern man in his mid-40‟s. CARGO SHIP CAPTAIN You must be Viper. VIPER Yes. CARGO SHIP CAPTAIN (smiles) Ha, pleasure to meet you. The captain shakes Viper‟s hand. CARGO SHIP CAPTAIN It‟s always good to meet someone that fights for Allah. That fights for truth. (pause) Come, let‟s board. We‟re scheduled to leave immediately. The two men board the ship. INT. – AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA, LOADING DOCK After running around the hallway, the two men re-group back at the door. DIESEL Anything? MAGNUM (out of breath) No, you? DIESEL No. MAGNUM It could be anywhere, come on let‟s get the cops. DIESEL OK, fine.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Just as Diesel is about to walk away, he looks down at the vending machine in the hallway and sees something behind it. DIESEL (cont‟d) Hold on, wait. Diesel walks cautiously over to the vending machine and kneels down next to it. He reaches behind it and grabs the briefcase. He tries to open it but it‟s locked. DIESEL (cont‟d) You got a pocket knife on you? MAGNUM Sure do. Magnum takes out a pocket knife and gives it to Diesel. Diesel busts the lock and opens the briefcase. Once opened, both him and Magnum see that it‟s a dirty bomb. Diesel closes the briefcase back up. DIESEL Whatever you do, don‟t make any sudden movements. MAGNUM Jesus Christ. It‟s a fucking bomb! DIESEL I know it is. MAGNUM Let‟s find the cops. DIESEL No, not anymore. MAGNUM (surprised) What? DIESEL This looks pretty complicated, they probably won‟t be able to defuse it in time.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MAGNUM So what are we going to do? DIESEL Find Viper, beat the piss out of him until he disarms it for us. MAGNUM I knew you were going to say that. DIESEL Let‟s go to the Port. MAGNUM What, we‟re going to drive with this thing? DIESEL Well how else are we going to do this? MAGNUM (thinking) I don‟t know. DIESEL OK, let‟s go to the Port then. (pause) We should have some time to work with. Viper isn‟t going to detonate this thing until he‟s well out of range. Diesel very carefully and slowly opens the door and walks out of the hallway followed closely by Magnum. INT. – MAGNUM‟S RED FERRARI Diesel is driving down a main road heading towards the Port of Miami. Magnum looks absolutely scared to death as the briefcase is sitting on top of his lap. Diesel looks over to him. DIESEL How we doing over there Magnum?
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MAGNUM Oh, besides the fact that I have a dirty bomb sitting directly over my crotch, I‟m doing just fine. DIESEL (laughs) Well you‟re doing just fine. Hang in there, we‟re almost at the Port. MAGNUM If you could at all hurry up without triggering this thing, it‟d be much appreciated. DIESEL (laughs again) Don‟t worry, we‟re almost there. EXT. – PORT OF MIAMI, SECURITY CHECKPOINT - DAY Diesel pulls up to the security checkpoint at the Port. Upon seeing the dead security guards laying all around the ground, Diesel and Magnum jump out of the car. DIESEL Shit. Come on Magnum, let‟s find this ship. Diesel and Magnum run down the roadway and towards the docks of the Port. Magnum is carrying the briefcase. They run all the way to the edge of the Port and to the tip of the water. Diesel looks all around the Port and can‟t find the Algerian cargo ship. DIESEL Well, where the hell is the ship? MAGNUM I don‟t know. Magnum also looks around for the ship. After a few seconds, he looks out over the water and sees the Algerian cargo ship cruising away in the distance.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese MAGNUM (points out over the water) Look, there it is! DIESEL (deflated) Great. Magnum turns around and looks inland. MAGNUM We need a boat. Diesel sees a luxury yacht floating about 50 yards away from the port, and, unbeknownst to Magnum, he jumps right into the water and starts swimming over to it. Magnum turns back around to face the water and sees Diesel swimming. He‟s still holding the briefcase. MAGNUM Oh damn, you crazy, silly son-of-a bitch. (yells out to Diesel) Diesel! Diesel! EXT.-BISCAYNE BAY, PORT OF MIAMI – DAY Diesel comes to the surface and yells back to Magnum. DIESEL Wait there. I‟ll pick you up in a minute. Don‟t let that briefcase out of your sight. Diesel swims the 50 yards up to the yacht. DIESEL (yells) Help me up! EXT. – LUXURY YACHT, BISCAYNE BAY - DAY A family of four is hanging out on the yacht. The middleaged FATHER hears Diesel‟s scream for help and he goes to the stern of the boat. The father reaches over and helps Diesel up onto the boat.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DAD ON YACHT You OK? DIESEL (out of breath) Yeah, just fine. DAD ON YACHT What are you doing in the water? Boat sink or something? Diesel points out to the Algerian cargo ship in the distance. DIESEL (out of breath) I need to pick up my buddy at the Port over there then I need to get to that cargo ship out there as quickly as possible. The father laughs thinking that Diesel is joking. DAD ON YACHT Are you serious? DIESEL Yes. DAD ON YACHT That‟s impossible, I can never catch up to that ship with this boat. It‟s not that powerful. Diesel starts looking around the water for other alternatives. After a little bit, Diesel sees a speedboat about one hundred yards away. The two younger guys on it are joyboating and going around in large circles. DIESEL OK, get me to that speedboat at least. DAD ON YACHT Why?
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL You see that ship out there? DAD ON YACHT Yeah. DIESEL You‟ve heard of Viper, right? DAD ON YACHT Yeah, of course. DIESEL Viper is on that boat. DAD ON YACHT (cautiously) Who are you? DIESEL Nobody really. Just some guy that wants to see justice done. (pause) Please, just get me to that speedboat, I‟ll take care of the rest. You won‟t even need to pick up my buddy at the Port. I‟ll do it. Just get me to that speedboat. DAD ON YACHT Sure. The father rushes over to the control room. there his WIFE stops him. MOM ON YACHT Is everything ok? DAD ON YACHT Yeah, everything‟s fine. We‟re just making a quick pit stop. The yacht cruises over to the vicinity of the speedboat while it‟s still going around in circles. Diesel rushes to the bow of the yacht and starts waving his arms to get the speedboat‟s attention. On his way
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL (yells) Hey! Hey! Hey! The guys on the speedboat don‟t see him, so the father approaches Diesel. DAD ON YACHT It‟s no use, they‟re not paying attention. DIESEL Do you have a flare gun? DAD ON YACHT What? DIESEL A flare gun. DAD ON YACHT Of course, why? DIESEL They‟ll pay attention to that. DAD ON YACHT OK. The father runs to grab a flare gun then returns back and gives it to Diesel. Diesel aims it in the direction of the speedboat. DAD ON YACHT Hey, you‟re not going to shoot the speedboat, are you? DIESEL Hopefully not, that would defeat the purpose. I‟m just going to get their attention. Diesel waits for the speedboat to get in the perfect position then he fires a shot straight ahead right by its‟ bow. After seeing the flare, the speedboat stops.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL (cont‟d) (pushing the father) OK, go, go, get the boat over there to them. The father goes back to the controls and they cruise over to the speedboat. GUY ON SPEEDBOAT (angrily) Hey man, what was the deal with that? You almost hit us! Diesel pulls out his gun and points it at him. DIESEL I need your boat for the greater good. GUY ON SPEEDBOAT OK, ok, ok, just don‟t shoot man. DIESEL Get out of the boat. (looks at the other guy on the boat) You too. The two guys climb aboard the yacht as Diesel jumps onto the speedboat. DIESEL (cont‟d) This nice gentleman can take you back to the marina. (pause) Right? DAD ON YACHT Oh yes, oh yes, sure. DIESEL I‟ll return your speedboat back to the marina in an hour, after I take care of some business. Diesel gets behind the controls of the speedboat and cruises off.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese The family of four and the two other guys stand on the deck of the yacht in total confusion. INT. – ALGERIAN CARGO SHIP, CONTROL ROOM Viper enters the large control room of the ship. He takes the cell phone out of his pocket, looks at it then sets it down on a table right by the entrance. He walks over to the control panel and pats the captain, who is standing next to him, on his back. VIPER It‟s a beautiful day to sail, isn‟t it? CARGO SHIP CAPTAIN That it is sir. However there‟s a storm front fast approaching from the west, it should be here in about 15-20 minutes. VIPER Ahhh a storm front. a day like this. How apropos for
Viper picks up a pair of binoculars and looks out over the water. EXT. – SPEEDBOAT, BISCAYNE BAY – DAY Diesel speeds over to the edge of the dock at the Port of Miami to pick up Magnum. DIESEL Get in. Magnum jumps into the speedboat with the briefcase. MAGNUM Good job Diesel. DIESEL Ready? MAGNUM Let‟s go.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese Diesel kicks the speedboat into high gear as they speed over and through the choppy waves directly towards the Algerian cargo ship which is now about one mile away from them. Eventually, Diesel pulls next to the cargo ship and up to a ladder that is connected to the ship‟s outside. DIESEL Take the controls. MAGNUM You sure you don‟t want me to come up there with you? DIESEL No, this is my fight. MAGNUM (interrupts him) This is our fight. DIESEL OK, true; but I‟ll handle this. MAGNUM But Diesel, I can… DIESEL (interrupts him) No Magnum. I understand that we‟re in this together, but it‟s also personal to me. Let me do this. Take control of the boat, I‟ll need you to get us the hell out of here. Magnum takes a moment to think about everything. MAGNUM (smiles) OK. Diesel grabs the briefcase and throws it around his wrist. MAGNUM (cont‟d) Good luck Diesel. Be careful.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL Keep the boat steady and stay close to the ship at all times. You never know when I‟ll have to make a quick exit. MAGNUM OK. Diesel climbs up to the edge of the boat and turns back around to give Magnum a firm handshake. DIESEL No matter what happens up there… Thanks. MAGNUM (smiles) No problem, I‟d do anything for you. Diesel climbs up the ladder and boards the ship. EXT. – ALGERIAN CARGO SHIP, DECK - DAY Diesel jumps on the deck and immediately draws his gun. cautiously walks along the deck. He carefully opens the door to the ship and enters. INT. – ALGERIAN CARGO SHIP HALLWAY Diesel walks down a hallway in the ship and cautiously looks into one room and then the next. He sees a few crew members hanging out talking in one room so he quickly bypasses them. He enters a large room that is used as the crew‟s living quarters. LIVING QUARTERS He surveys the room then puts the briefcase under a cot towards the center of the room. Then he exits the room and goes back into the He
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese HALLWAY He cautiously proceeds down the long hallway then after several feet Viper comes out of nowhere from behind and punches Diesel in the back of the neck. Diesel falls right down to the ground. VIPER You certainly are a persistent son-of-a-bitch, aren‟t you? DIESEL (coughing) Yeah, I‟m too stupid to know when to give up. VIPER Well this is the end of the line for you. As Diesel tries to stand up, Viper kicks him right in the face. DIESEL Tell me where you planted the bomb? VIPER What makes you think I planted a bomb? DIESEL It was the last thing Mohammed said, before he became shark food. (pause) So tell me where the bomb is. As Diesel tries to stand up again, Viper punches him right in the face twice. Then Viper grabs him and throws him back down the hallway. VIPER Fuck you. Viper kicks Diesel in the side repeatedly. Then he picks him up and throws him through the door and out onto the deck. Viper follows him out to the deck.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese EXT. – ALGERIAN CARGO SHIP, DECK - DAY The once sunny sky is gone and now the area is engulfed in a classic Miami thunderstorm, complete with tropical rain, lightning and loud thunder. Viper tries to kick Diesel again, but Diesel grabs his leg, throws him down, gets up and starts kicking Viper in the face. DIESEL No, fuck you! Diesel stands Viper up and gives him an uppercut, then a jab, then another uppercut. This begins an epic fight between him and Viper all over the deck. Punching, kicking, throwing each other around, using foreign objects on the deck. Diesel pins down Viper on the ground. DIESEL Give me the location of the bomb. VIPER Never. The two continue fighting around the deck. After a while, Diesel pushes Viper against a large open container on the deck. Viper reaches into the container and grabs a jagged piece of metal when Diesel isn‟t looking. As Diesel approaches Viper, Viper turns around rapidly and stabs Diesel in the stomach. Diesel is shocked and drops to the ground as he bleeds profusely from his stomach. VIPER Checkmate asshole. Viper picks up a helpless Diesel and throws him off the side of the ship. He stands there for a few seconds to watch Diesel go under the water then he walks away and goes back into the ship.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese EXT. – ATLANTIC OCEAN – DAY Diesel begins to sink slowly as the speedboat comes out from around the ship and pulls up to the area of the water where Diesel fell into. Magnum is frantic on the speedboat. MAGNUM Don‟t do this Diesel. He takes off both layers of shirts and jumps into the water to save Diesel. Magnum holds his breath and dives underwater. After a few seconds he finds Diesel, grabs him and gets him back to the surface. He‟s holding Diesel as he swims back to the speedboat. MAGNUM Hold on Diesel, hold on! Once they get back to the speedboat, Magnum helps lift Diesel onto the boat. Diesel is writhing in obvious pain. Then Magnum jumps back onto the speedboat. EXT. – SPEEDBOAT, ATLANTIC OCEAN - DAY Magnum helps Diesel onto a seat and checks him out. Diesel is a bloodied and beaten mess, with the blood mostly centered around his stomach. MAGNUM You ok? Diesel is exhausted, coughing and disoriented and is hardly able to give a response. Magnum grabs one of his shirts and ties it tightly around Diesel‟s stomach. MAGNUM (cont‟d) Hang in there. Diesel musters all of his strength to sit up straight and grabs Magnum.
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese DIESEL (coughing) Get as far away from the ship as possible, now! (pause) Go! MAGNUM OK. Magnum takes the controls, kicks the speedboat into high gear and cruises away from the ship. The speedboat breaks through waves and heads back to Biscayne Bay and land as fast as possible. As they come close to the Miami Beach Marina, the sun starts coming out again. Diesel is feeling much better and is getting his bearings back. He‟s still hurting and seriously injured but he can talk fine now. MAGNUM Diesel, you OK? You‟re looking much better now. DIESEL I‟ll be OK. I‟ll need a hell of a doctor though, but I‟ll be OK. MAGNUM We good? DIESEL (smiles) Oh, we good! INT. – ALGERIAN CARGO SHIP, CONTROL ROOM A banged up Viper is at the control room looking out over the water with a pair of binoculars. He puts the binoculars down and looks at his watch. captain is standing next to him. CARGO SHIP CAPTAIN Viper, we should be far enough away (MORE) The
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese CARGO SHIP CAPTAIN (cont‟d) now. You‟re free to detonate when you wish. VIPER Well, why delay the celebration any longer, right? Viper walks over to the table by the entrance of the control room and picks up his cell phone. He looks at it and dials the last number in it. EXT. – ATLANTIC OCEAN - DAY The Algerian cargo ship explodes in a mushroom cloud. ship is destroyed instantaneously. EXT. – MIAMI BEACH MARINA - DAY Magnum pulls the speedboat into the marina. Magnum and Viper see the ship explode in the very far distance. By this time the ship is miles away from land. MAGNUM (laughs) Now that‟s what I call “Mission Accomplished.” Magnum and Diesel give each other a firm handshake. Diesel stands up with the help of Magnum then they embrace. Magnum helps Diesel onto the dock and holds him up as they walk. The two are meet by a huge crowd that has gathered at the Marina. The father from the yacht comes out of the crowd with several officers. DAD ON YACHT (points to Diesel) There he is officers, there is the guy that took my boat. DIESEL Officers I can explain. The
“Dade County” Original Screenplay by Jason Wiese POLICE COP #1 (interrupts him) So you‟re the one that found Viper and presumably just put him in his grave? DIESEL (cautiously) That‟s right. POLICE COP #1 Sir, the people of Miami, heck the people of this country owe you a huge debt of gratitude! The cop shakes Diesel‟s hand. DIESEL Thanks, I was just doing what any other American would‟ve done in my shoes. MAGNUM (yells out) Let‟s hear it for Diesel! The large crowd that has gathered starts going wild they‟re cheering, applauding, yelling out, trying to pat Diesel and Magnum on the back; some are even dancing with each other while others are jumping into the water to celebrate. Diesel and Magnum slowly walk down the dock and onto land, the crowd follows their every step and continues to move along with them. Diesel and Magnum get on land, look out over the water for a moment and try to continue catching their breath. Then they give each other a high five and a manly hug; huge smiles cover both of their faces. FADE OUT
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