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BEDROOM - OLD HOUSE - GROVE STREET - DAWN Morning light shines in next to an old rocking chair in this very orderly guest room. Tumultuously clothed in bedsheets, DR. SAM WOODS very quickly pops up, looks around. Possessing a solid and easy smile, he is amiable, serious-minded, vulnerable though capable of ferocity. Certain that he has overslept, Sam finds the alarm clock and gives it a close look. It reads 5:30. Wide awake, he steps out of bed. INT. UPSTAIRS HALLWAY - DAWN Sam moves quietly down the hall into another bedroom. INT. SMALL BEDROOM - DAWN A kid's belongings are strewn all over. A computer and printer is set up on an antique desk. Sam gently shakes his sleeping twelve year old son awake. JAMES is an up-beat, outspoken, athletic kid. James. SAM
No response. Sam goes to second stage wake up... a much more forceful shaking accompanied by WHISTLING. James opens one eye. Dad, stop! JAMES
SAM You told me to wake you up early so you could finish your paper JAMES Look at this. It's still dark. SAM (opens drapes) Not anymore. EXT. MEMPHIS - DAWN
BOOKER T AND THE MGs PLAYS. Black and white. Leisurely and violent. Rich and poor. Religious and corrupt. Memphis is a city of contrasts. Sam speeds along on his ritual early morning bike ride next to the Mississippi River, over a bridge and back into his own neighborhood. Once all white, the big, substantial houses are now occupied by blacks and the elderly caucasians who have refused to move to East Memphis suburbs. (CONTINUED)
2. CONTINUED: Rolling past a barbecue\soul food restaurant with a handpainted sign, Sam stops in front of a bakery. INT. BAKERY - DAY Run by a Vietnamese family. Fresh and elated from his morning exercise, Sam drinks a bottle of water and waits his turn. A WOMAN in a policeman's uniform, appears in line behind him. POLICEWOMAN I'm Mona Klein. SAM (remembering) Mona. Yes. MONA You were a senior when I was a sophomore. We went out... once. You took me to see 'The Empire Strikes Back' at the Orpheum Theatre. SAM I didn't do anything illegal on that date, did I? MONA I always wondered why not. a musician? SAM I'm a doctor. MONA I always wanted to be a professional tennis player... and look at me. SAM Life has its own inexplicable rules. MONA About some things. in town. Yeah. SAM It's true. I heard you were back Are you still
Here I am.
MONA Career move?
3. CONTINUED: SAM You could say that... four months ago, I was one of the most expensive internists in Chicago. MONA And now...? SAM Today I'm working my very first shift at Mid-Town Health. MONA That is a move... wheeling family TO Memphis. SAM It's just me and my kids. (hesitates, then) My wife died ten... (thinks about it) no... eleven months ago. MONA (stunned) Sam... I'm so sorry. SAM It was very... unexpected. (then falls silent) Mona observes Sam patiently, waits to hear the rest. SAM (CONT'D) (continuing; sadly recalls) Hit and run. She was changing a tire late at night. Nobody stopped to help... so she tried to do it herself. MONA (studies him compassionately, then) That kind of situation always makes it much harder. SAM People say that. I don't know. When you lose somebody dear, you have to deal with the magnitude of it all... sooner or later. COUNTERPERSON (addressing Sam) Next. (CONTINUED) your whole
4. CONTINUED: (2) Sam turns to the counter. MONA Welcome home, Sam. EXT. HOUSE - GROVE STREET - DAY With a loaf of bread under his arm, Sam picks up the morning paper, lifts his bike onto the porch of a big, old two-story house with a very nice garden. Sam's mother in law, FRANCIS WRIGHT, watches Sam carry his bike up the steps. In her seventies, strong-willed, yet with a deceptively delicate air about her, Francis can be a fascinating, fun lady... or otherwise. FRANCIS (all sugar) Morning, Sam. SAM Morning, Francis. FRANCIS It was very thoughtful of you to pick up a loaf of bread... but you should know that I only buy the whole wheat at the Viet bakery. SAM I'll remember that. FRANCIS Anyway, it doesn't matter. biscuits this morning. Wonderful. lunches. I'm making
SAM I'll use this for the kids'
FRANCIS I already made their lunches, Sam. SAM That's my job. FRANCIS I know... and while we're talking, there's one more thing... please do not bring your bicycle onto the porch, Sam. I would so much appreciate it if you would keep it in the garage. Francis goes inside, quietly shuts the front door behind her. (CONTINUED)
5. CONTINUED: SAM (to himself) No problem, Francis. Sam takes a bite of fresh bread. It's excellent. another bite and heads for the garage. EXT. GARAGE - DAY He opens the garage door. amazing pile of junk. No room for anything in this He takes
SAM (to himself) This reminds me of your mind, Francis. A neighborhood dog observes as Sam struggles to fit the bike in. SAM (CONT'D) (continuing; sarcastic) Perfect fit. INT. KITCHEN - DAY Francis puts a plate of magnificent biscuits on the table. James is already finishing one, reaching for two more. JAMES Such baad biscuits. FRANCIS Is there another way you could express that, James? JAMES In da house wi' da berry, berryest bisskits evah. Wearing a white shirt, tie, khaki pants, Sam settles in. JAMES (CONT'D) Dad, why are you wearing a tie? SAM First day of work. JAMES Right, right. (nods approval) Lookin' way dope.
Francis shrugs. Anybody see Rose yet? James shakes his head. That is one of the few things in this life that Sarah and I agreed about absolutely. FRANCIS My daughter was a wonderful cook but. Rose is a unique child. calls out) Rose?! Still in her nightgown. JAMES She is so off. Rose. hair uncombed. Guarded. FRANCIS There is no biscuit on Earth that compares with Mrs. She holds an empty mug. JAMES Mom always used to blow this recipe. SAM (takes a bite) These are great. SAM (CONT'D) Where were you? ROSE (with a measure of scorn) Out there.6.. FRANCIS There are biscuits. ROSE (hurries out) Oh. (CONTINUED) . bursts in from the back door. Harris' miraculous recipe. looking like quite the angst-ridden wild child. she would be the first to tell you that baking more or less eluded her. A very selective individual. creative. his fourteen year old daughter. emotional. Sam and Francis exchange a look.. ROSE. Francis. SAM (CONT'D) (continuing. CONTINUED: SAM That's exactly the look I was hoping to achieve. really.
So you can sleep in there now. FRANCIS It's just so hard for Rose without her mother here. disapproving look and walks out. FRANCIS (CONT'D) I moved all those things out of the upstairs sunroom. FRANCIS Staying here just reminds her of every July of her whole life. That's all I'm saying. SAM There's nothing wrong with that.. James and Francis look at Sam.. JAMES Why is she such a bitch? FRANCIS That child can be quite perplexing to me. Rose re-enters to get tea.7. SAM (rising. sucking in his sadness) Francis. if the realtor calls. CONTINUED: (2) Sam looks down at his plate. SAM Rose thinks she's the only one who knows how to really miss her mother. FRANCIS It's rather small. Rose. in Memphis with Sarah in this house. ROSE I don't care. then at each other. James bolts out. (CONTINUED) . Those were great times for this family. ROSE I don't mind staying in my mom's old room. FRANCIS Are you sure? Rose gives Francis a brief. my number at work is right next to the phone.
several times in the last twenty fours hours. Patrick instead of waiting for her to call you. FRANCIS You were only supposed to stay here temporarily. His own fears make him seem scary. an older. PHILLIP.DAY Sitting on the stairs. she goes to get it. SAM Damn right. I have called Mrs. there are. FRANCIS There are lots of empty houses in this part of Memphis. very serious black man stands there...DAY Straightening his tie. Rose just looks at the front door. (CONTINUED) I have to print it . SAM I've been looking at places all the time.8. CONTINUED: (3) FRANCIS Maybe you should call Mrs. Sam. SAM (calls out vigorously) James. we have to go. INT.. PHILLIP Looking for the doctor. JAMES I have to proof my paper. As the DOORBELL RINGS again. Patrick. JAMES It's on my computer. SAM As a matter of fact. Sam glances at his watch. INT. Sam. UPSTAIRS HALLWAY . FRONT HALL . out. DOORBELL RINGS... SAM Do it in the car.. until the kids got settled in school.
I'm going to be working at Mid-Town Health. SAM (CONT'D) If I don't leave right now.. Sam stops talking as he sees Phillip standing there. SAM (cautiously intrigued) You have a. Sam is already rushing down the stairs. Why not? SAM (CONTINUED) . Rose is pierced by this guy's intense eyes... medical problem? Maybe. I'd love to help you out right now... Rose. and I'll be happy to help you out. Dad. intimidated. PHILLIP SAM You know what.. SAM Do me a favor and grab the lunches.. my kids are going to be late for school.. I'm going out to the car to look for.. Come over there. ROSE (calls out) Hey..9. CONTINUED: Curious.. PHILLIP I don't go to the clinic. Phillip just gazes at him with this intense and forbidding stare.. PHILLIP Got something to talk to you about. but this just isn't a good time. PHILLIP You the doctor? SAM I am a doctor.
seat. JAMES Tense about the job. INT. CAR . SAM'S POV up the street. (CONTINUED) Rose sits in the back . JAMES (relieved) Yes! SAM (rushing out) In the car. stares out the window. looks for Phillip. Dad? SAM I'm stoked.DAY Sam hurries back to the front door. curiosity. JAMES' ROOM .. clicks something on the screen and James' pages start to print. Sam bounds up the stairs.DAY Sam assesses a computer\printer problem. JAMES My nerves would be jamming.10. interesting. CONTINUED: (2) JAMES (O.DAY Sam steps outside.. INT.) (from upstairs) Dad. Phillip is gone.DAY Sam drives..! SAM Okay. shoving stuff in his back pack. First day is always.. 120 seconds from right now.. FRONT HALL . (to Phillip) One second.S. James is next to him. INT. James starts racing around.. PORCH . INT. sign of him. No Sam reacts with frustration.
no clinic. JAMES Was the clinic there when you were a kid? SAM This neighborhood has really changed.DAY JAMES (getting out) Hey..MEMPHIS . he sees a man hobble toward the bus bench and sit down. STREET . STREET .She's off in her own world. SAM (CONT'D) (continuing. SAM EXT.. walking off) Whatever. There were doctor's offices. dad. attempting to force civility on her) Have a good day.. EXT. (CONTINUED) . ROSE (mutters. Thanks. good luck. CONTINUED: SAM Let's just say I'm tingling with anticipation. HIS POV -. Right next to his car. Rose. JAMES Are there any white people living around here now? Us.DAY Sam pulls up at a stop light. Sam glances in the rear-view mirror at Rose. JAMES Were there black people living around here? SAM Next to none. SAM Rose starts to walk off without saying a word..IN FRONT OF SCHOOL .11.
Phillip just looks at Sam. Sir.12. Phillip steps away. SAM (CONT'D) I'm going to the clinic.DAY A bus comes in. So Sam gets out of his car and goes to the bench. The bus pulls out. PHILLIP Not going to any clinic. which Sam pushes open for him. SAM Where are you going? PHILLIP That your business? The light changes. SAM How long you been sick? PHILLIP How long you been a doctor? HORNS HONK behind Sam. gives Phillip one last look. BUS STOP .DAY The clinic is in a two-story private house. I'm going to be late. EXT. insists on moving on his own. MID-TOWN HEALTH . the guy at the house this morning... falters a bit as he steps toward the passenger door. EXT. SAM Sam rolls Appearing quite ill. Phillip finally rises. a lift over there. PHILLIP Why you always running so late? Sam walks back to his car and slides behind the wheel. SAM Come on. watches Phillip. down the passenger window. Sam tries to help Phillip out of the car. starts the car. CONTINUED: It's Phillip. He pulls over and I can give you (CONTINUED) . Phillip stays on the bench.
PHILLIP Never going to the hospital. PHILLIP My niece. Hispanic. SAM PHILLIP That's how long since I been to a doctor. I do not visit such places..DAY Sam and Phillip cross the jammed waiting room. SAM I'm doctor-phobic. MID-TOWN HEALTH . and patient-phobic.. Phillip studies Sam with grave skepticism. CONTINUED: Ten years.13. Period. Therefore. PHILLIP All I got to do is get near one of those medical institutions and I'm feeling sicker than I ever was when I left home... but sometimes we just have to bend them a little bit. SAM You're right. around a lot of much sicker people. she says I'm doctor-phobic. SAM You're in good shape.. That's a lot of bull. PHILLIP I don't want to be worshipping no shrine of pill bottles at my kitchen table every morning. (CONTINUED) . neither. Lots of black people. Cambodian.. SAM We've all got these rules about how we want to live our lives. Worst place to be when you're sick. a few whites. that I have an intense case of the fear of medical practitioners.... INT. Vietnamese.. SAM Me. The whole field has improved since I started practicing.
to receptionist) Remember me. Dr. Emma is a compassionate and urbane black woman with firm beliefs about human behavior and the practice of medicine in urban America. good morning and good luck. RECEPTIONIST (smiles. because you are it. Dr. Dr.CLINIC .. Kaye quit last night. Makes life interesting. I'm the new guy. friendly) I know who you are. hands him a pile of folders. I like being scared all the time. (smiles ironically) Again. Tough as nails.. CONTINUED: SAM (CONT'D) That's why I became a doctor.14.. Sam leans over the reception desk. Woods. The receptionist hands Sam a folder and waves a Black Teenager through. SAM You're breaking me in with a double case load so I'll get used to this fast? EMMA I have news for you. (CONTINUED) . SAM (CONT'D) (continuing. wry. SAM Is it okay if I schedule in a patient for myself this morning? RECEPTIONIST (gives Sam intake clipboard) Fine with me. Sam glances through reception counter out into the crowded waiting room. HALLWAY .. SAM So I'm the only doctor here now? EMMA Yes.. Woods.DAY Sam slips on a doctor's smock as EMMA CARR.. Have him fill this out. INT. the sole nursepractitioner here.
DAY Right Emma is doing CPR on a young white man passed out on the floor. SAM Looking good. SAM We got any Romular12 here? Emma rummages through a cabinet. pulls out medicine. ANOTHER EXAMINATION ROOM . aide pops her head in. calling name) Mrs. Hannah. INT.15. Looking very good. Sam hustles out. PATIENT (regaining consciousness) Wow.DAY SAM (reading chart. CONTINUED: TEENAGER (points to his crotch) I got this pain right there. WAITING ROOM . INT. EXAMINATION ROOM 1 . EMMA Drug overdose. The nurse's Sam watches the woman watch her moving baby. EMMA 'Wow' is right. INT. too. RECEPTIONIST Mrs. fills a syringe and injects the young man. Carr needs you in Room 1. Emma and Sam exchange a look.DAY Sam does an ultrasound for a pregnant woman. His two horrified friends stand in the doorway as Sam slips in. SAM (to himself) Me. Daley? (CONTINUED) . now.
END OF ACT ONE. stops playing. ROYCE (CONT’D) You in a band here? (CONTINUED) ..DAY Sam watches the worry on Phillip's face as he takes blood out of his arm. just let me listen to this..DAY Phillip heads across the parking lot as Sam goes after him. Rose sees him. Rose bolts out. I have to take a look at you now. Sam notices that Phillip is slipping out the front door. Phillip takes one look at his own blood and passes out. CLINIC .. This fierce guy suddenly looks like a helpless child. Royce dance-walks in. INT. stops in the doorway. EXAMINATION ROOM 1 . EXT. Suddenly. watches the students settle down as the teacher enters. Come on. ACT TWO INT. SAM I've got all these people waiting in there.. Rose sits at a piano and pokes out a Tori Amos song. INT.DAY All alone. and you're holding up the whole show. As Rose improvises a hip-hop\gospel-tinged beat. takes off down the hall.DAY Rose sits. ROYCE That's fooling around? So what actually happens when you sit down to play the thing? Rose shrugs. Sam pulls the syringe out. drops to the floor.MIDDLE SCHOOL .MIDDLE SCHOOL . ROSE I was just fooling around. ROYCE I'll be invisible. A black kid. MUSIC ROOM . CONTINUED: As an elderly black woman rises. ROYCE.16. CLASSROOM .
ROSE (incredulous) For what? ROYCE I'm Royce. Rose opens her locker. Her friends bang into Rose on purpose as Jewely grabs her back pack. girl... JEWELY. ROSE Your girlfriend? ROYCE Sometimes. ROSE (rises) I have to go. weddings. Do the research.17. school dances? ROYCE The top parties. ROSE Like.. Jewely eyes Royce fiercely. Royce glances at her.. Jewely.. Admiring her look. yes. the black girl who saw Royce and Rose in the music room is among them. ROSE I'm sure. A quartet of multiethnic tough girls approaches. Got to go.. ROYCE I need a girl on the piano.. but I'm not interested... I'm supposed to be in class. then hurries off. ROSE ROYCE This is an offer.DAY Hall crowded.. (CONTINUED) . INT. My tribe is the music at all smart gigs around here. HALL .MIDDLE SCHOOL . big dances. Thank you very much. Royce bangs out an intriguing beat as she walks out. looks in the doorway at them. CONTINUED: A black girl.
His teammates hit him with all kinds of fives. James plays three on three basketball. He is the only white kid in the game and he is just as good as the black kids are. STREET .. She is not about to get into a fist fight with this kid here and now.IN FRONT OF SCHOOL .. Rose races Jewely and grabs the back pack.DAY School is over. and it's all yours. (CONTINUED) ... In her own world. Pushing free.. so come on.. Jewely swaggers off as her friends block Rose's move. back pack. ROSE JEWELY The boy in there. But Jewely won't let go. She throws it behind her and squares off. Royce. Rose is walking toward the car. Get past me now.. Don't be taking things that don't belong to you. Rose's mind spins as she contemplates a plan of action to reclaim her property. Sam walks along the fence toward the playground. Looking back. Good-bye. CONTINUED: ROSE What are you doing? JEWELY (dangling back pack) You think this is yours? Yes. educational. Clutching Rose's back pack. girl. JEWELY Feel on this now.... Jewely smiles triumphantly as Rose walks off.18. SAM (to Rose) How was school? ROSE Very. JEWELY (CONT’D) You want the thing. is mine. EXT. ROSE I just talked to him. He moves strong to the hoop and scores. James joins Sam and they walk toward his car.
SAM She makes the fried chicken on Fridays. JAMES I'm hanging okay... SAM Tell me about it. Dinner's at 6:45.. MUSIC STORE . I was raising the kids by remote control up there.DAY MORRIS TOWNES. MORRIS You let the guitar sit too long and then you think you need new strings. MORRIS Francis been cooking? SAM She hasn't been encouraging me to invite dinner guests. SAM Hour one I'm sure moving back was the perfect plan. MUSIC STORE . MORRIS Old sexy Francis. James and Rose fool around with various instruments as Morris tunes Sam's guitar. you let your ear go.. not a minute later.DAY Rose and James follow Sam inside. INT. you're the one who found out there is life beyond this barbecue wasteland... CONTINUED: SAM You were looking good out there. MORRIS Hey. SAM Tell me about it. (MORE) (CONTINUED) .19.MID-TOWN . EXT. MORRIS You know I'm the exception.. is an old band mate of Sam's from high school. the owner. problem is..
it's not going to happen soon.. I'm finally doing meaningful work. She's just not adjusting. SAM What do I know about the mind of a fourteen year old girl? MORRIS Rose'll get her bounce back.. for the whole family.. decent music... We know all kinds of people.. adjusts the strings. the way Sarah used to talk to him.. You can run.. CONTINUED: SAM (CONT'D) Rose and James always had a blast here in the summertime.. low car insurance rates. Sammy. MORRIS Loss fades slowly. (twinkle in his eye) how you were 'doing?' Sam rolls his eyes. But Rose.... but you cannot hide.. to any of this. or she'll handcuff you and take you in. SAM If her clock is anything like mine.. she is so into her own thing. wanted to know. There's stuff I can't talk to him about. Should have stayed put in Chicago.. lots of mosquitoes.. Should work out just fine down here.. He gives me slack.. (CONTINUED) . MORRIS (CONT’D) Better be nice to Mona. Morris works on the guitar... Told me she saw you. but he fills in somehow.. Mona Klein was in here. pause) Hour two I'm screaming at myself.20... 'This move is too much for Rose and James... SAM James is okay... SAM (CONT’D) (continuing.' MORRIS No big city noise. MORRIS Hey... hits some notes.. good food.
James and Rose walk in from outside.GROVE STREET .DAY Francis is chopping vegetables. Rose doesn't say a word. MRS. I'm on it. HARRIS Good afternoon. SAM I do not know how to date. Grandma. JAMES Handing the peeler to James. MRS. Hi. ROSE (walking off) Really. FRANCIS Hello. a pair of Cambodian women are vacuuming and dusting with great speed and dexterity. Francis follows Rose out.HOUSE . MORRIS Just like high school. elderly black woman sits across from her and sips a cup of coffee. INT. . who gets right into it. HARRIS. Harris. Hey. Mrs. Rose. Behind them. Rose. an elegantly dressed. ROSE FRANCIS I need some help with these potatoes.21. Morris punctuates his remark with a few notes on the guitar. KITCHEN . CONTINUED: (2) SAM What kind of dumb move to bring them back to my old stomping ground? MORRIS You know Sarah would want you to start to socialize after a reasonable time. James. JAMES Hey.
FRANCIS I am attempting to pursue a gentler and more circuitous approach. Sam. MRS. HARRIS I'm sure you are. James and Rose sit at the dinner table.. she needs to do some talking. ROSE Where's Channel 3 Park? FRANCIS Where did you hear about Channel 3 Park? From mom. FRONT HALL ... HARRIS (as Francis re-enters) That girl is too by herself all the time. JAMES Hey. We should settle her with us in the living room to sample a couple of my mint juleps. She's shut and sad. You know what.. Rose disappears into her room. a few nice swift kicks to loosen her lips and unbutton her heart for a while... the answer to all life's problems. cup. MRS..NIGHT Francis. DINING ROOM . Rose? Would you like a ROSE Herbal tea. No. Why don't you offer a great big cup to the entire world.DAY FRANCIS (as Rose goes up) I just made ginger tea.22. KITCHEN . INT. Grandma. and win yourself the Nobel Peace Prize.. sir.DAY MRS. pour me a couple of mint juleps... HARRIS INT. ROSE (CONTINUED) . INT.
ROSE I can go there myself. I have to work. too. Francis picks a bit of food off the floor.23. Rose rises. FRANCIS James leaves things everywhere and that sweet darling Rose would never think of lifting a finger around here to do anything.. SAM (cuts her off) I'll do the dishes. CONTINUED: SAM We were there when you were a baby. Let's go on Saturday. (CONTINUED) . The kids exit.. FRANCIS You will not. SAM We can do that. FRANCIS The children don't know how? SAM They have homework. That park is not a safe place. FRANCIS Mrs. JAMES We're supposed to have lunch at Huey's on Saturday. Harris' crew hasn't been gone a hundred minutes yet and this place already looks like. ROSE (snorts) Really. SAM Can't do it. ROSE I was think of going after school tomorrow.
She quickly wipes them away. Sam's beeper goes off. SAM (CONT’D) (continuing. As the boy's leg pops up. FRANCIS We need to revisit the ground rules for peaceful coexistence here. KITCHEN . Francis. moving. in the kitchen.. We're FRANCIS When Sarah was here with the kids. INT EXAMINATION ROOM 1 . CONTINUED: (2) SAM I'll talk to them about being better house guests. the kid gets a fit of the giggles.. exasperated and confused. He glances at it. tapping another knee) You're good at that. SAM (interrupts) Don't worry about it. . INT. SAM What problems? FRANCIS I just want things like hand towels folded and hung up once in a while. rushes out. I know I offered you this house but. tears roll down Francis' cheeks. SAM The hand towels. we did not have these problems. Francis? We're dealing with impossible stuff right now.24.DAY Sam is using his little rubber hammer to test a boy's reflexes.NIGHT Alone. I haven't lived with anybody for 15 years. SAM (tapping boy's elbow) How about here? The boy's arm shoots out and his laughter increases.
got into a fight.DAY Sam walks Rose out. Sam hangs up the phone. expelled. END OF ACT TWO. SAM (into phone) This is Sam Woods.DAY . SCHOOL OFFICE . (CONTINUED) . SAM Don't do any major surgery without me. EMMA Don't worry about this place. ROSE I'm just a big box of surprises.CLINIC . hands Emma his files.DAY In shock. OFFICE . a family emergency... Kaye didn't do too much a lot of the time. if you need a consult. OFFICE . SAM I've got. INT. I'll be back as soon as I can.INTERCUT ROSE (into phone) I need you to pick me up.. father. SCHOOL .DAY Sam is on the phone. so I'm used to taking care of a lot of things around here all by myself.. EXT...CLINIC .25. SAM (shocked) That's a new one.. You have my cell phone number. Dr. Why? SAM I've been ROSE I. I'm Rose Woods' INT. ACT THREE INT.. Dad.
ROSE (seething) The school's great.. Sam works on some ribs and chicken..DAY Sam and Rose sit outside.. Rose. They pass Jewely who gives Rose a meaningful nod.. SAM (CONT’D) You and James both wanted to go to that school. a fist fight. BARBECUE PLACE . SAM The barbecue here is even better than it used to be. Rose shrugs. maybe we established a little mutual respect. ROSE What am I supposed to do? I can't let anybody mess with me around here. EXT. CONTINUED: SAM This is a new one for you. I hated ninth grade. SAM As I remember it. Did mom? ROSE SAM She had all kinds of enthusiasm about everything... Rose doesn't touch her food. SAM You're friends now? ROSE (readjusts her back pack) Who knows. SAM Who's that? ROSE My illustrious opponent.26. being fourteen sucked in so many ways. (CONTINUED) .
SAM Okay... I'm trying to stay out of everybody's way. And so is everybody else in this family. ROSE I know that. Right.RENTAL HOUSE . We have to go get James. life. SAM Even if we were in Chicago and your mom was alive. shows them through. MRS. old house with a "For Rent" sign. dad. Old newspapers on the floor. Rose gets out of the car and follows them toward a big. a conservatively elegant black woman. (CONTINUED) .DAY The Realtor.DAY Sam and James pop out of the car. INT. Rah rah. CONTINUED: ROSE Like Grandma? SAM Like you. like Grandma. SAM (to Rose) This is a family decision. PATRICK. full ashtrays. ROSE We're not in Chicago. ROSE I have enthusiasm? SAM That's your history. EXT. ROSE Rah rah. STREET .. you'd still be going through hard stuff now. It's a mess.. (looks at his watch) School's over. LIVING ROOM . Reluctantly. SAM And you're dealing with tough changes. Mom's dead. Rose doesn't move.27.
sleepily) Morning.. Sam walks to the window and looks out.. I'd move in here myself.DAY Sam and James enter. too.Rose sits on a hammock and stares into space. INT. PATRICK It is four-thirty in the afternoon. PATRICK (rights crooked lamp shade) The tenants seem to have forgotten I was coming through today and gone off to work without thinking to. SAM She likes her space. JAMES Kind of a dumpster. Big bedrooms.28. MRS.. Daniels. MAN (rousing himself. If I didn't have my place in White Haven. (CONTINUED) . just so I could bathe in there. JAMES Grandma shouldn't be all by herself. SAM Great street. HIS POV . She stops speaking in front of a thirtyish white man on the couch. Daniels turns over and goes back to sleep.. Mr. PATRICK (enters) That detail in the bathroom tile. MASTER BEDROOM . CONTINUED: MRS. MRS. Mr. JAMES You think we make her nervous? SAM Being all alone makes her nervous.
DAY Heading for an examination room. The place is packed. ROSE I like grandma's better.RENTAL HOUSE . PATRICK Dr. not the house.DAY James looks around. JAMES This place kind of rocks.. Patrick. wanders toward Rose who is petting a house cat.. JAMES (surprised) Get out. SAM Is it me or are there there a lot of sick people here today? EMMA Walk-in day gets kind of extreme. Mrs. CONTINUED: SAM If we move in. You were so totally desperate to leave Chicago. BACK YARD .. The .CLINIC . Patrick. Sam passes Emma. EXT.29. ROSE Just the garden.DAY Sam scans the waiting room. FRONT DESK . MRS. I think the neighbors would talk. ROSE What did I know? INT. HALLWAY . Woods. SAM I don't give a damn. nurse's aide hands Sam a chart. Mrs. You think Dad would ever move back to Chicago? JAMES Huge N-O.CLINIC .. INT. you can come over for a bath anytime.
HALLWAY . INT. SAM Emma is certain of her diagnosis.DAY Sam sits across from MR. SAM (signing form) Okay. INT. EMMA (hands Sam form to sign) I need you to approve a set of tests. (CONTINUED) . JAMES. a gaunt. older man. There's a young white woman in old sweat clothes and moccasins with bright red nail polish half worn off her fingers. Woods. It looks like Orbital Cellulitis.30.DAY Sam takes a look at the eye. INT. Marjorie? The nurse's aide pops her head in the door.CLINIC . EXAMINATION ROOM 1 .CLINIC . HALLWAY . Dr.DAY Sam goes in. INT. I want to send them over to Memphis County Hospital. EMMA I know that. ANOTHER EXAMINATION ROOM . SAM (scanning her chart) What's going on.DAY SAM She's hasn't been abused. NURSE'S AIDE INT. EXAMINATION ROOM 2 . Could be.DAY Sam follows the nurse's aide to an examination room where Emma is looking at the swollen eye of a two year old Hispanic girl. then follows Emma out into the hall.
Carr? Is she all right? SAM She's fine.. Emma is going from patient to patient EMMA (to old man) It's really going to be difficult for us to give you a thorough check-up this afternoon. YARBOROUGH. MRS. if you don't mind.DAY Emma is rushing in to see another patient as Sam catches up with her. wants to see you.. MRS. SAM I'll see if I can squeeze you into her busy schedule.. HALLWAY . doctor.31. a big. WAITING ROOM . Simmons. Mr.DAY MRS. Would it be possible for you to come back in the morning? (CONTINUED) .. SAM (rises) I'll see what I can do.CLINIC . YARBOROUGH Thank you so much. with a clipboard. Mr. Do you want to talk about the stomach pain? MR. EXAMINATION ROOM 1 . James in room 1 Emma exchanges charts with Sam. JAMES I do. INT. SAM You want to trade.DAY Much more crowded now. INT. black lady in very fancy eyeglasses scrutinizes Sam. CONTINUED: MR. INT. Carr. YARBOROUGH Where's Emma? I thought I'd be seeing her. JAMES Where is Mrs. but I wish to discuss that matter with Mrs.
ego at home.. But I practice medicine. EMMA (sensing his discomfort) But.) I'm the new guy.. Woods. right. I do triage here. We've got another patient back there who really wants to see you. Dr.. too.32.. WAITING ROOM . SAM I'm finding my way here all EMMA We need to talk..D.DAY EMMA You are THE doctor. INT. CONTINUED: SAM (over her shoulder) We're sending people home? EMMA (nods 'yes') When we run out of chairs after 3 o'clock. and there are a lot of patients here who I have been taking care of for a long time.-Intercom.CLINIC . SAM I have the utmost respect for that. BACK OFFICE . (notes patients listening) Emma heads toward the back office with Sam. I left my big time M.A.? INT. (CONTINUED) .S.DAY SAM (O. SAM Let me do this. EMMA Is this okay with you? I'm fine.. but don't people expect to see a licensed physician when they come here? Patients look at each other with glee and discomfort as Emma and Sam's conversation RINGS OUT on the P.
PATIENT Emma is on it. SAM (alarmed by what he reads) This could kill him. he's getting very restless in there. Kaye.DAY Sam heads for examination room 3.. girl. NURSE'S AIDE That Mr. Patients APPLAUD. they do. CONTINUED: EMMA (O.S. HALLWAY . The nurse's aide rushes in. (MORE) (CONTINUED) . Kaye.CLINIC .DAY APPLAUSE AND SHOUTS SOUND from the waiting room. Wells in room 3. scans test results..) Of course. INT.) I'm not Dr. EMMA Personally. unfortunately. SAM (O.S.) And we're all very grateful for that. Dr. INT. EMMA (O. EMMA What is going on out there? The nurse's aide shrugs. shuts off the intercom and hands Sam papers. SAM That shouldn't be an issue around here anymore..33. The nurse's aide sees what is happening and bolts toward the back office..CLINIC . I prefer a good nurse to a bad doctor. who is very much a "licensed physician" just did not cut it with a lot of our clients. BACK OFFICE . but. ANOTHER PATIENT Tell it like it is.S.
MEMPHIS . (CONTINUED) .' MAN (CONT’D) What you doing all the way down here? ROSE Taking a walk. MAN You Francie Wright's grandchild. wide brimmed hat) I'm looking for Channel 3 Park... EXT.. DOWNTOWN . isn't it? MAN That's the park under the old Mississippi Bridge. aren't you? Surprised. past the Unitarian Church. ROSE I need to see it. Rose nods 'yes. SAM (taps test result) He has a very serious case of diabetes.DAY All alone.34. you shouldn't be going there all by yourself. Rose walks along neon-lit Beale Street. MAN You take 4th Street down to the river and then you walk about a mile and a half. We have to get him back in here right now.. ROSE (to passing man in a suit and tie. CONTINUED: SAM (CONT'D) (calls out) Has Phillip Carlton showed up yet? NURSE'S AIDE (approaching him) Not yet. MAN Your grandma know where you are? ROSE Why wouldn't she? Channel 3 park is somewhere by the river. child.
Sam rushes from an examination room. MAN Just watch yourself. EXT. ROAD ALONG RIVER . FRANCIS (into phone) It's starting to get late. KITCHEN . SAM (into phone) I'm going to drive around and try to find her right now.35.DAY Studying a file. please pick up line 2. child. CHANNEL 3 PARK .DUSK Only black people here.DAY Rose walks along next to the Mississippi River..GROVE STREET . Sam grabs a phone. CONTINUED: ROSE (starts to go) Thank you. INT. old No. END OF ACT THREE. INTERCOM Dr. Large TV antennas next to an old brick building under the bridge at the far end.DAY . EXT. Rose walks. trestle bridge towers in the distance. Woods.. over there.HOUSE . ACT FOUR . HALLWAY .CLINIC . and I haven't heard from her. SAM (into phone) Hello.INTERCUT FRANCIS (into phone) Is Rose with you? SAM (into phone) The big. INT.
DUSK Clusters of young men assess Rose as she passes them. EXT. EXT. DOWNTOWN . tourists. the kid from the music room.DUSK Very concerned. CAR . EXT.MEMPHIS . (CONTINUED) . INT. Rose moves faster. Sam looks for their source anxiously. A bit uneasy. past the National Civil Rights Museum at the old Lorraine Motel. INT. toward downtown. CHANNEL 3 PARK . VOICE It's a She Rose looks back. INT. Sam slows next to the police cars. Momentarily relieved. Sam drives on.DUSK Police lights flash as Sam's car rolls toward them. EXT. EXT. CAR .DUSK It is getting darker as Rose walks. Motorists stand around with police officers. searches for Rose among crowds of young people. SIRENS SOUND in the distance.DUSK Sam drives through a warehouse district. Sam scans the crowded sidewalks of neon-lit Beale Street. CAR . toward the river. sees Royce. ROYCE (catching up to her) What you doing this way by yourself? ROSE I'm cool here.36. Hey. you. CHANNEL 3 PARK . FOOTSTEPS SOUND behind her.DUSK Extremely worried.NIGHT Sam's car rolls quickly past Sun Recording Studios. CITY . CAR . collision scene.NEAR PARK . keeps her eyes on the river.DUSK Sam moves closer to Channel 3 Park.
NEXT TO PARK .. Rose and Royce walk up from the river toward mid-town.DUSK Trestle Bridge in the distance over the wide river as Sam hops out of his car. ROYCE (offhandedly protective) Okay.. I'll stay next to you down here then. ROYCE I went to live in Jackson. She had this business. and my mama and my daddy and all my brothers and sisters... whether I wanted her to be or not..... EXT. ROYCE And do what else? ROSE Just to think. to jam thoughts.NIGHTFALL With the park in the distance behind them. ROYCE Is that what you're doing? ROSE I'm trying. She was this bundle of energy..MEMPHIS ... rushes into the darkening park.. studying anthropology. like... ROAD .37. ROSE My mom and I. She really knew who I was. That's when I realized I definitely love Memphis. we used to argue a lot.. But when I needed her. to draw pictures of the river. CONTINUED: Right.. EXT. And she was going back to school. she was really there. fine. DOWNTOWN .. Mississippi with my aunt for eleven months.. I mean.. Because I love listening to a beauty like you jamming thoughts. in my head. ROYCE ROSE My mom used to come here with her friends. designing. (MORE) (CONTINUED) .. and that bridge. And she was on all these committees for stuff.
ROSE I should get inside. Rose hurries up to the porch and through the front door. INT. they stop walking. FRONT HALL . that's when I found out how much I loved her. ROSE Worthy goal.. keeps walking. ROYCE That's cool. appreciate the moment. it would make me crazy sometimes. . ROYCE Not always easy. They're probably wondering where I am. FRANCIS (CONT’D) This is not acceptable. Across from Francis' house.. hurries to go upstairs.GROVE STREET . FRANCIS Why are you this late? ROSE It's not even eight o'clock yet..NIGHT Francis glances out from the kitchen as Rose.38. FRANCIS Where were you? Rose just shrugs. CONTINUED: ROSE (CONT'D) She was so right on with where I was. ROSE (exasperated) Please.. ROSE When she died. EXT.NIGHT ROYCE Lesson #49. HOUSE ... head down.
CLINIC .NIGHT Searching carefully. INT. EXT. EXT. Sam hurries along as his CELL PHONE RINGS. SAM (into phone) Hello. PARK .NIGHT PHONE RINGS. no. into phone) Thank God.NIGHT SAM (into phone) Did we ever reach Phillip Carlton? . FRANCIS (over phone) She just walked in. KITCHEN .39. PARK .NIGHT FRANCIS (into phone) What am I supposed to do with this girl? SAM (over phone) I'll talk to her when I get back.NIGHT Sam hangs up the phone. Phillip! Sam anxiously dials a number. as an old man walks past him. The waiting room is empty. EMMA (into phone) Hello. EXT. INT. PARK . finally breathes a sigh of relief. SAM (stops. SAM (suddenly remembers something vital) Oh.. smiles and shudders..
INT.NIGHT Tiny old wooden houses along streets that are almost like alleyways. Emma approaches Sam as he gets out of his car. It reads 1401.. Some of them call or send somebody to ask for me. They walk across the street. Kaye the hard way. SAM The whole time I practiced in the private hospital in Chicago. EXT.MID-TOWN NEIGHBORHOOD . CLINIC . (MORE) (CONTINUED) . SIDEWALK . then) Where does he live? His blood sugar is EXT.40.. so I had to be the doctor most of the time. SAM (exhilarated) You make a lot of house calls? EMMA I have about two dozen people these days.. PARK . I'm grateful to him. He didn't want to do anything.. EMMA We need 1404A. A few of them I just look in on automatically. Kaye all those years? EMMA Well. (agonizes. He made me furious. into phone) I didn't talk to him.NIGHT EMMA (reading his chart. way over the top. I never made a single house call. And now that he's gone.NIGHT SAM (into phone) He's at extreme risk. SAM How did you actually get along with Dr. I learned from Dr. ironically. She takes a flashlight out of her purse and shines it on a house number.
I'd never know as much as I do now if I hadn't been taking care of all his patients for him. Sam peers in. The TV flickers with static. EXT. unconscious. PHILLIP'S HOUSE . His eyes are open and glazed over. 1404A.NIGHT It's all dark. INT. PHILLIP! No movement inside. They stop in front of a door. the number. SAM'S POV -. SAM Emma comes around and looks in at Emma shines her flashlight on EMMA How are we going to get in there? Sam pulls the screen off the window. There's a light shining from the back room. Sam walks alongside him. up. toward Phillip.Phillip sits unconscious in an easy chair in front of the television. who stirs. Sam KNOCKS on the door. LITTLE HOUSE . AMBULANCE . Sam prepares a syringe of insulin. Phillip is pulled toward an ambulance.NIGHT Sam sits with Phillip.. Emma knocks more firmly.NIGHT Sam hurries to the front door and lets Emma in. (CONTINUED) They rush Emma slides the glass . Sam walks around to the side..NIGHT Neighbors have gathered. EXT. opens his eyes. In a hospital gurney. SAM (hands Emma his cell phone) Call an ambulance. NO ANSWER at the door. Sam quickly examines him. INT.41. watches over him. rolls up Phillip's sleeve and gives him an injection. Phillip. CONTINUED: EMMA (CONT'D) Every day I'm forced to call on the information I dug up out of desperation. PHILLIP'S HOUSE .
tired. doctor? SAM Only for certain very particular individuals...HOSPITAL . SAM Just learn a few new habits and you're going to be fine. No. INT.NIGHT The ambulance pulls up.. No. EXT. SAM Rather die quick? PHILLIP You always making house calls.42.. watches anxiously as the doors open. PHILLIP (full of fear) I'm not going in that place. PHILLIP No. CONTINUED: PHILLIP (looks around. I promise. going to be okay. PHILLIP Where am I going? SAM The hospital. PHILLIP I'm too old for any of that. surprised) Where the. It's Phillip sits back to rest as Sam helps the attendants pull the gurney out.? SAM You're okay. EMERGENCY ENTRANCE . .NIGHT Phillip struggles to sit up. AMBULANCE . SAM We're going in there together.
FRANCIS I'll let him know. TWO MORE GENTLE KNOCKS. FRANCIS (into phone) Okay. EXT. Very disturbed. starts to pace. Francis sits down. INT. PATRICK (over phone) Sam and the kids could move in next week.43.HOSPITAL . KITCHEN . She is perplexed by her feelings. PATRICK If Sam wants this house. she stops and stares around at the big. (CONTINUED) . MRS. EMERGENCY ENTRANCE . The owner already has a couple who made him an offer. MRS. PATRICK (over phone) Good news. Very anguished. empty room. Francis. at family pictures clustered on the mantel.NIGHT The PHONE RINGS as Francis finishes the dishes. INT. The house on Sutton is officially vacant.DAY Rose sits on the bed and stares at her schoolbooks as a KNOCK SOUNDS on her door. That Daniels person surprised us all by packing up a UHaul today. ROSE'S ROOM . Francis rises. Rose doesn't respond.GROVE STREET . FRANCIS (into phone) Oh. he has to call me tonight before I leave the office. all the empty chairs. FRANCIS (into phone) Hello. MRS.NIGHT Sam stays with Phillip as they roll him inside.HOUSE .
imitates Rose very well. FRANCIS (to herself. ROSE'S ROOM . Francis stands outside her door. ROSE'S ROOM . UPSTAIRS HALLWAY .DAY Resigned. darling. Rose resumes her position of depressed contemplation as she puts the key on top of her schoolbooks. INT. FRANCIS (O...DAY FRANCIS That'll open a trunk in the attic.) ROSE I'm doing homework.DAY ROSE (mutters) Darling?! Seeing the key. Rose goes and picks it up. INT. You might want to have a look at it. trying to keep it under control.44. INT. She slides an old key under the door. Francis goes back downstairs.' .DAY ROSE (unenthused) Whatever. INT.S. with the same emotion) 'Whatever. FRANCIS (CONT’D) I found something for you. Exasperated. INT.DAY FRANCIS (to herself) I believe that. when you have the time. CONTINUED: Rose. UPSTAIRS HALLWAY . UPSTAIRS HALLWAY .
Sam. (CONTINUED) . Sam. you were always kind of a sloppy driver.Hand-written "Mona . SAM (pulling over) Just what I need. INT. steps to his window. MONA As I recollect. blue and red police cruiser lights start blinking behind him. gently outraged) You're actually going to give me a citation? Mona hands him a slip of paper. CAR .467-8904" SAM Much better than traffic court. MONA You're supposed to say you're on your way to an emergency. Sam looks at the paper she has given him. dinner.GROVE STREET . SAM I just came from an emergency. MONA I want to have you over for As she walks off.HOUSE . SAM (CONT’D) (continuing.NIGHT Sam walks in. FRONT HALL . As JAMMING BLUES PLAYS.45. the old acquaintance from the bakery.NIGHT Policewoman Mona Klein. INT. Call me.NIGHT Heading home. CLOSE ON PAPER -. putting a tape into the radio. EXT. STREET . SAM Would that have worked? Mona shrugs noncommittally as she starts writing something. Sam goes through a yellow light then only brakes a bit as he goes through a stop sign.
. Sam. Okay.. Sam follows her voice toward the living room... as you like to say. (hesitates. sweet. SAM Francis. (CONTINUED) . Sam. INT... then) I've been blaming you for what happened to my Sarah.. FRANCIS I had. SAM (hesitates.? FRANCIS I've been hard on you. inscrutable look.' FRANCIS (off in her own thoughts) You know what. For no good SAM We've always had our differences. Francis starts to cry. FRANCIS (interrupts) So mean and stupid and silly of me. I just realized something terrible and ridiculous. CONTINUED: FRANCIS (O.S. We.) (something sweet and tentative in her tone) Sam.. She has this tough. 'your own space and your own time to yourself. Sam. Not knowing what to expect. LIVING ROOM . a thought... then) You do need... reason. The room is lit nicely for quiet conversation. SAM FRANCIS You and the children really should stay here with me for now.46.NIGHT Francis sits with a book and a cup of tea.
SAM (firmly. anyway. Thank you. I'm halfmad by myself. full of herself and very. (flash of passionate anger) It was Sarah.. screamed. FRANCIS Thank you... SAM We'd be happy to stay here. I need you and the children here with me now. gently) We both know Sarah should not have tried to change a tire herself on that road in the dark of night.. Francis.. (lovingly) It was her nature. FRANCIS You took her away when you married her. He crouches . very trusting.. Sam holds back tears. She.. CONTINUED: SAM (shocked) Francis. that was always Sarah. FRANCIS Listen to me. She squeezes his hand. SAM (mournful) I know. next to Francis and hugs her. FRANCIS I'll tell you a little secret.. I know... yelled. FRANCIS (interrupts) It wasn't your job in Chicago or anything remotely like that. Sam.... fearless. She could be so reckless. SAM We drive you crazy.. no matter how much I complained..47.. You took her again when you moved to Chicago and. Sam.
Sam. Being young isn't necessarily the best thing for anyone.. He goes to have a look. ROSE (CONT’D) You looked kind of neat with the jumbo burns. with giant lamb chop sideburns... INT. in a high school rock band. She has a bunch of letters and photographs spread out around her. ROSE (vehement) I. SAM I need to know where you are. didn't know that. that there is a light on up there. absolute proof. looks woeful) Rose. I promise.NIGHT Stepping from the stairs toward his bedroom. UPSTAIRS HALLWAY .. ATTIC . I'm sorry. ROSE So Mom used to go to all your gigs.NIGHT Rose has used the key Francis gave her to unlock her mother's old camp trunk. refusing to cry) Okay. yeah. It won't happen again. Dad. as lead singer and bass player. all times. Rose. I (CONTINUED) . Sam sees the door to the attic is open. SAM At ROSE (interrupts.48. SAM She was my only groupie... INT. SAM (embarrassed) Oh. Sam picks up a photograph. (stops. CLOSE ON PHOTO .
.' ROSE That is what she'd say.49. You have to force yourself to move on with your life. SAM We have to get it out in the open. . smiling brightly) Says here that she 'really digs your bod when you sing MEMPHIS?' Right. ROSE It's so hard. Sam takes a (CONTINUED) Rose picks up a picture. SAM Me. I don't know what to do with myself. SAM (touches her head) You've got to dig deeper. CONTINUED: ROSE (thrusting letter to him. SAM ROSE These pictures make it seem like you had such a great time growing up. ROSE Okay. Okay. neither. it will get better.. Rose is surprised by his statement. 'It may get worse before it gets better but you know. daddy. SAM (CONT’D) Mom would say. eventually. Talk to me about it as much as you want. look. I'm so mad at everything all the time. looks at it and smiles. SAM You know how everybody always says 'smile' before they take a picture? ROSE I miss her so much. That could make us both feel better. Rose.
SAM AND ROSE (HARMONIZE) Help me information get in touch with my Marie. plays a few notes. Sam poses in 'seventies' bell bottoms with his guitar and his arms around Sarah. Sam smiles at her and follows on the guitar as the jam transitions into that song.. Sam pulls a harmonica in a hand-sewn quiver out of the trunk. She's the only one who phoned me from Memphis.50. get me Memphis.. They look incredibly happy together. CONTINUED: (2) CLOSE ON PHOTO . SAM I need accompaniment. ROSE (SINGS) She could not leave her number but I know the place to call. SAM (SINGS) Long distance information. He puts it to his mouth.In an attempted beard and moustache. INT. (CONTINUED) .. this beautiful teenager. SUN ROOM . having a really bad Beatle haircut day. Tennessee. JAMS SOMETHING OUT that sounds very good. Help me find a party trying to get in touch with me. ROSE (CONT’D) Keep going. ROSE We haven't played together for a long time.NIGHT Rose PLAYS the old piano.. doing it as an upbeat. as Sam DOODLES SOME BLUES on the guitar. Francis and James enter to listen. gentle blues. She starts playing some chords that sound a lot like MEMPHIS. SAM This family hasn't been doing a lot of things for a long time. Because my uncle took the message and he wrote it on the wall. Tennessee.
END. EXT. HOUSE .51.NIGHT They are still SINGING as we PULL BACK from this old house and across the mid-town neighborhood of Memphis with moon and stars shining over the trees. he feels a true and authentic sense of a bright future for his family. For the first time in a long time. . CONTINUED: Looking around this old familiar room from Rose to James to Francis. Sam smiles to himself.GROVE STREET .
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