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I SPY written by Phil Gee Based on the television series "I SPY" Created by Morton Fine & David Friedkin Revised first draft August 1, 2001 FADE UP: EXT. HONG KONG - DAY The most amazing city in the world. We see the beautiful sights of the HARBOR, bustling about with ships large and small. Famous BUILDINGS. LANDMARKS, etc. People in the streets going about their daily business. We MOVE towards an OPEN AIR TENNIS STADIUM. The place is packed in anticipation of the afternoon's top match. INT. TUNNEL - DAY We are MOVING through the entrance tunnel towards the distant TENNIS COURT. As we get closer to the opening, TWO TENNIS PLAYERS come into frame. Their backs stay to us as they enter the… EXT, TENNIS COURT - DAY The CROWD goes wild as the two players enter the court area. Their backs to us, the both raise their hands and wave to the fans. The men turn to face one another. They are… CHAN the local hero. He's thin, wiry. KELLY ROBINSON lean, athletic. The world's idea of what a movie star should look like. His real job -- U.S. Intelligence Agent. The adversaries exchange a handshake, and then walk over to the UMPIRE, who is seated in his high chair. Both players shake hands with him, then move towards their designated sides. Robin sits on the bench, puts is equipment down, reties his shoes. He LOOKS off into the distance towards a HIGH TECH BUILDING. INT. HIGH TECH BUILDING - HALLWAY - DAY A stunningly designed building, dripping with style from every angle. A STEALTH FIGURE moves into frame. He obviously doesn't belong here, because he's trying his best not to be noticed. He is ALEXANDER SCOTT - - or SCOTTY -- partner to Kelly Robinson. African American. Muscular. Quick witted. Rhodes scholar. Master of eight languages. His knowledge of chemistry would put Carl Sagan to shame. He's a man you'd always want to cover your back. Scott stops at a locked door. He examines the key pad lock, trying to figure out the best way to gain entry without setting off any alarms. From his shoulder he slides a black bag. Opening it, he selects the proper tool for the job. Deftly, he starts to work. EXT. TENNIS COURT - DAY Robinson is stretching, warming up, etc. INT. HIGH TECH BUILDING - DAY Scott silently opens the locked door and enters a… ROOM FULL OF COMPUTERS Scott walks to the third computer and puts his bag on the desk. Pulling out a small disc, he puts it into the hard drive. Then, he begins tapping away furiously at the keyboard. He's good. EXT. TENNIS COURT - DAY The Umpire looks to both men. UMPIRE Gentlemen, are you ready to begin play? ROBINSON Sir, I'm still not ready. I need a few more minutes to warm up. INT. ROOM FULL OF COMPUTERS - DAY The process of getting the information loaded is taking longer then expected. Scott is starting to sweat. Any minutes a squad of goons could burst into the room. SCOTT C'mon, baby. Don't make me wait for it. EXT. TENNIS COURT - DAY Robinson is trying his best to stall the beginning of his match. UMPIRE Mr. Chan, are you ready to begin? CHAN Yes. UMPIRE Mr. Robinson, are you ready to begin? ROBINSON Sir, I have this kink in my shoulder…Last night, well, I slept kinda funny. And my trainer isn't here to help me get it loosened up. UMPIRE I must call for play in five minutes, Sir. Robinson nods, understanding. ROBINSON (under his breath) Scotty, where are you, buddy? INT. HIGH TECH BUILDING - HALLWAY - DAY FOUR UNIFORMED SECURITY GUARDS are headed towards the door which leads to our anxious hero. Scott must have triggered a silent alarm. The Guards talk fast in CANTONESE. The one who is THE LEADER gives rapid fire commands to get the door opened. ROOM FULL OF COMPUTERS Scott HEARS the noise coming from the other side of the door. He knows it's now or never. SCOTT Man, you are slower then Fat Albert! The computer gives a resounding BEEP, which brings a smile to Scott's face. Quickly, he ejects he disc and puts it in his bag. At that moment… The door FLIES OPEN, and in pour the Security Guards. EXT. TENNIS COURT - DAY UMPIRE Four minutes until play, gentlemen. INT. ROOM FULL OF COMPUTERS - DAY The Security Guards grab Scott's bag, pull him up by the collar. They march him towards the exit. SCOTT I was just trying to email my mother back in Philly. You know, send her a letter? No response from the stone faced Security Guards. SCOTT My mother worries about me when I'm away from home for so long. I try to write her once a week. Scott makes a swift move, and pushes the WIND BUTTON on his watch. No one sees it. EXT. TENNIS COURT - DAY Robinson is making a good show of pretending he's having the worst pain in his shoulder. ROBINSON (to Chan) You don't have any "Icy Hot", do you? Chan looks at him in disbelief. UMPIRE Three minutes, gentlemen. INT. HIGH TECH BUILDING - HALLWAY - DAY We are MOVING towards an elevator as the Security Guards hustle Scott to it. SCOTT Any of you guys ever get to Philly? There's this little place I know of that makes great cheese steaks. Ever have a cheese steak? No answer from anyone. SCOTT (CONT) Bagel and cream cheese? See, Philly is famous for cheese…cheese steaks, cream cheese… It's no use. They won't break for him. But a woman is a different story. At the elevator station stands a BEAUTIFUL ASIAN WOMAN. She is decked out in tight leather pants and an even tighter t-shirt, which leaves nothing to the imagination. She's all smiles, winking at the Security Guards. The Security Guards smile back -- relaxing a bit. The Leader moves closer to Beautiful Asian Woman, begins to speak to her. She smiles the biggest smile, whispers into Leader's ear. Whatever she said brings a wicked grin and dirty laugh. Leader turns to the other Security Guards, informs them of the impending wild night that she's just promised him. POW! Beautiful Asian Woman knocks Leader out cold! We now realize she's with Scott. Before we know it, she's taken out a second Security Guard. Scott is no slouch -- he's banging away at the remaining two Security Guards. A second later, all of them are sprawled on the deck in various prone positions. BEAUTIFUL ASIAN WOMAN Take the stairs. There's a car waiting for you outside. Scott reaches down to retrieve his bag and the valuable disc within. Beautiful Asian Woman pulls out a PISTOL from her purse, offers it to Scott. SCOTT No thanks. Those things make loud noises. EXT. TENNIS COURT - DAY Chan is growing tired of waiting. UMPIRE Two minutes until play, gentlemen. ROBINSON Sir, I must protest the start of this match without my trainer present. You must realize that simple courtesy, nay precedent -- UMPIRE (cutting him off) Two minutes! Robinson knows he can't delay much longer. EXT. HIGH TECH BUILDING - STREET LEVEL - DAY It's the busiest time of the day. A lot of TRAFFIC present. From an EXIT DOOR, Scott EXPLODES out into the CROWD! WAITING NEAR BY is an ASIAN DRIVER, leaning casually against a SPORTS CAR. He spots Scott exiting the building, runs towards him, waving to get his attention. ASIAN DRIVER C'mon! Over here! Scott gets the message, makes a beeline for his only means of escape. Before he is halfway to the car… MORE SECURITY GUARDS arrive on the scene! These guys, though, are ARMED! It only takes them a second to zero in on Scott. One of them talks into a RADIO, yelling instructions. Asian Driver ducks behind the wheel, slams the door shut. Scott reaches the passenger side, starts to get in. BANG! BANG! BANG! Shots explode next to him! SCOTT Hey, no fair! I gave back my gun! I thought we had an agreement! More rounds pound into the car as Scott finally gets inside. Like that, Asian Driver puts it into gear and peels out, tires smoking. ON THE SIDEWALK Another car SQUEELS to the curb, picks up the New Security Guards. The pile in and take off in pursuit of Scott. EXT. TENNIS COURT - DAY With nothing else he can think of, Robinson sits down and reties his shoes again. UMPIRE The match begins in one minute, Mr. Robinson. Robinson doesn't look up. He continues to tie his shoes. EXT. HONG KONG STREET - DAY A wild chase is taking place. Both cars DART THROUGH TRAFFIC, doing their best to avoid crashing into anything -- or run over someone. BANG! CRASH! A BULLET catches the rear view mirror. SHARDS OF GLASS fall into Asian Driver's lap. ASIAN DRIVER (pissed) There goes my deposit! Rental car! SCOTT Listen, I'm grateful for your help, but I really need to be somewhere else five minutes ago. You think you can figure out a way to shake Ghingis Khan and his army before I get sent back to Philly like Swiss cheese? ASIAN DRIVER No sweat, Fresh Prince. We got help around the corner. Scott raises an eyebrow. SCOTT Fresh Prince? As the chase continues, the road becomes wider. Suddenly, TWO OTHER CARS pull up behind the Bad Guys. This must be the help Asian Driver was talking about. ASIAN DRIVER Yeah. Fresh Price. Great American TV show. I watch it every Sunday night! You look just like him. Hey! You from Philly, too? Just like Fresh Prince! From behind Scott's car, the two Friendly Cars are doing their best to take car of the Bad Guys. Finally, the Bad Guys are forced off the road. CRASH! They plow into a STREET VENDOR'S CART! Debris flies everywhere. A CROWD gathers to see the accident. The two Friendly Cars make good their escape, vanishing into the busy traffic. WRECKED CAR The Security Guards slowly step out, rub their heads, etc. HIGH ABOVE Scott and Asian Driver speed towards the Tennis Stadium. EXT. TENNIS COURT - DAY UMPIRE Gentlemen, I must call for play to begin at once. CHAN Yes, Sir! Chan is anxious to get going. He heads onto the court. ROBINSON (dejected) Yessir… Slowly, he grabs his racket, lumbers to his side of the court. EXT. ENTRANCE TO TENNIS STADIUM - DAY The car with Scott pulls to the entrance, Scott leaping out of the vehicle before it even stops. He has the bag in hand, races to the… GATE From around his neck, Scott pulls out an ACCESS PASS tied to a string. He flashes it at the slow moving GATE ATTENDANT, who couldn't stop Scott even if he wanted to. TENNIS COURT Robinson looks around one last time for his trainer. ROBINSON Guess I gotta do it without you this time. TUNNEL TO COURT AREA Scot continues his breakneck pace past several SLOW STADUIM ATTENDANTS. Finally, he bursts into the… TENNIS COURT At this entrance, Scott is stopped by TWO GUARDS. These guys are quick. He knows he just can't run past them. SCOTT I'm his trainer! He can't begin the match without me! I'm something of a good luck charm! Scott pulls the access card from around his neck, shows it to them. SCOTT (CONT) See? Standard issue "Good Luck Charm" card. All the rage back home. Scott's arrival has caused a bit of a scene. Several FANS in the stands get up to look at what's going on. One of the Guards inspects the pass. From the corner of his eye, Robinson notices the commotion. He starts to turn his attention back to the impending match -- and then looks back again. IT'S SCOTT! The two partners make EYE CONTACT. Robinson smiles. ROBINSON The wonderfulness of your timing. Scott gives him a "thumbs up" as the Guards let him pass. He makes his way to Robinson's side of the court, sits down on the bench. With a sigh, Scott pats the bag. The danger to his partner over, Robinson is ready to destroy his opponent in straight sets. Bouncing a tennis ball a couple of times on the court, he throws it high in the air. Just as he makes contact with the ball, we… ROLL MAIN TITLE INT. SECRET AGENT OFFICE - DAY As SMARTLY DRESSED WORKERS go about their business, we see that this place is really a cover for out two spy guys. It looks every bit the normal work environment. From one end of the hallway, and elevator opens. Out walks Robinson and Scott. They are very well dressed -- looking might cool in a 60's sort of way. ROBINSON My man, this time I thought I was gonna go solo. SCOTT I was just trying to make a date with the babe in the tight pants. ROBINSON What babe in tight pants? SCOTT The one who got me away from the goon squad back at the plaza. ROBINSON Does your mother know that you have such thoughts of impurity? I'm gonna have to email her with the news of your latest transgressions. SCOTT I was trying to do the very same thing when I was interrupted by the last of the Mohicans. The men have reached a SECRETARY seated at a desk in front of a large door. She smiles as they approach her. SECRETARY Congratulations, Kelly. You looked great out there yesterday. ROBINSON (the womanizer) You great right where you are. But you'd look even better tonight back at my place, over a candle light dinner. A little wine, some soft music… SECRETARY I don't think the boss would like that idea very much. ROBINSON Why does he need to know? SECRETARY My father is very good at finding these things out. I'm his only daughter, and he's very protective. Robinson jumps back. Scott smiles to himself. ROBINSON Well, sure, Miss…uh…we could take a rain check… SCOTT Okay, Valentino…let's get to work. Could you buzz us in, please? With a smile of victory, Secretary pushes a button under her desk. A second later we HEAR a CLICK as the door unlocks itself. The two men start to enter. SCOTT My friend has a trick brain. Some- times when he tries to use it, it falls out on the floor. Secretary waves good-bye as our heroes enter their… SUPERIOR'S OFFICE A large room with many decorative items from all over the world hanging on the walls. Behind a massive oak desk sits HOBY GILMAN -- the Man In Charge. He's in his late 60's, silver hair, still showing his good looks. He's a Texan. To his side is his Number One -- CHET KINCAID. Also in his 60's, Chet is an African American from Los Angeles. Perhaps Kincaid and Gilman were partners thirty or so years ago, like Robinson and Scott. The four exchange handshakes and greetings. Scott takes the disc he pirated the day before and hands it to Kincaid. Kincaid studies it a moment, then hands it to Gilman. GILMAN Gentlemen, have a seat please. They each take a chair. Gilman plays with the disc for a beat. Then, he punches some buttons on his computer keyboard. The wall behind him -- which is decked out with LARGE PAINTINGS -- suddenly MORPHS INTO A MASSIVE FULL WALL MONITOR SYSTEM. The paintings were only computer generated images. Gilman taps a few more keys. The wall FILLS UP with FACES AND NAMES. GILMAN The people behind me were all agents that have been killed or gone missing over the past six months. They all had good covers. Solid. Almost impossible to be discovered. KINCAID But each of these agents were kill- ed or came up missing within a month of entering Asia. Robinson and Scott take in the information silently. GILMAN Now, look at this. He hit's a couple of keys. FRESH FACES AND NAMES appear on the wall monitor. KINCAID These agents are set to start their covers even as we speak. Some of them may already be in place by now. Gilman puts the disc into his computer. Taps the keys again. The wall monitor SPLIT SCREENS. Both sides show the identical images. GILMAN We're about ninety percent sure of our leak. They've been getting a little suspicious lately, so we've decided to pluck them up before any advance warning can be given. SCOTT (remembering a face) Leonard… KINCAID What? SCOTT Leonard…One of the agents who was killed. We went through indoctrina- tion together. KINCAID A lot of good people got killed. ROBINSON Where do we fit in? GILMAN You're gonna baby sit them back to D.C. We're sending the three of you back for your own good, so you'll all have the same orders. With everyone dancing to the same beat, there shouldn't be too much suspicion. ROBINSON When do we meet him? A BUZZER SOUNDS. Gilman swiftly punches the keyboard. The wall monitor MORPHS back to it's original images. When the change is finished, Gilman presses another button to signal the all clear. GILMAN Right now. The door opens. In steps the beautiful TATIA LORING. Female agent. Femme fatale. Drop dead knock out. She scans the room, checking out the company she's keeping. Robinson looks like he's seen a ghost. Scott takes a glance at his partner, but says nothing. Finally, Robinson and Tatia make EYE CONTACT. It's a very powerful look. KINCAID I think everyone knows one another. GILMAN Yes, we're all brothers and sisters in arms. Tatia takes the seat furthest away from Robinson. GILMAN (CONT) Kelly and Scotty got here early, but I was just getting ready to hand out your marching orders. All three of you are getting ship- ped back to D.C. tomorrow. We can't take any more chances on your covers. Tatia looks straight ahead, unemotional. Robinson sneaks a sideways glance at her. KINCAID Your tickets will be at the air- port, and vouchers can be picked up later tonight. Get packed and get home safe. (beat) That's all. With that, Robinson and Tatia bolt from their seats in order to beat each other out of the office. Scott gets up slowly, thinking. SCOTT I still haven't picked up my Per Diem yet for today! If this is gonna be my last night in Hong Kong, I wanna do some serious damage! I'm not leaving here until one of you coughs up some scratch in my hand. Scott has been trying to talk long enough for Robinson and Tatia to leave the room. Kincaid and Gilman understand what he's doing. KINCAID You know policy, Scotty. You have to fill out a request form, like everyone else. SCOTT Yeah, and wait until I'm back on U.S. soil before I see a dime? No way. I'm not leaving here without some Do Re Me in my palm. By this time, Robinson and Tatia have exited the room. The door swings shut behind them. AT SECRETARY'S DESK Robinson and Tatia look coldly at each other. Robinson takes out a cigarette and lights it. SECRETARY There's no smoking in the building, Mr. Robinson. Disgusted, Robinson walks away, looking for a place to get rid of his cigarette. Tatia slowly follows behind him. GILMAN'S OFFICE Scott is about to explode. SCOTT Have you both lost your minds? GILMAN She's the leak, Scotty. No doubt about it. SCOTT I'm not talking about that! I'm talking about them! KINCAID (he already knows) What do you mean? SCOTT Them! Five years ago in Greece. She tore his heart out. Left my man standing at the proverbial altar, holding his tennis racket in hand. Gilman sees Scott's anger. GILMAN We know, Scotty, we know. That's the reason you both drew this assignment. She may relax, let her guard down just enough…Slip up and give you a name. You're the point man. You've got the reins. FURTHER DOWN THE HALLWAY Robinson's fuse is almost at it's end. Tatia approaches him. TATIA How've you been, Kelly? With measure, he turns to look at her fully for the first time. A range of emotion spills over his face. Just as he looks like he'll never get it under control, the cool tennis bum returns to the surface. ROBINSON (silently) Swell. Just swell. TATIA I see you made it out of Greece in once piece. ROBINSON Yeah, well, if you don't get beat up every once in a while, you get soft. GILMAN'S OFFICE SCOTT I'm telling you, he's never gotten over this thing. KINCAID In our business, there are no "things". Only business. GILMAN If your partner can't handle his affairs, we'll just drop him off in Cincinnati on the way to D.C. He hasn't been home for a long time. I hear the Reds have a new stadium. He was always the baseball fan. He can take in a few games, drink a few beers, enjoy himself. FURTHER DOWN THE HALLWAY TATIA (almost pleading) You would have done the same thing in my place, Kelly… The remark hits deep. He gets right up to her face. ROBINSON (angry) No way, baby. No way. TATIA Yes, you would. That's what makes you so bitter, because you know it's true. I had no choice. I had a job to do. ROBINSON Well, now so do I. We get back to D.C. and go our separate ways. And until then, you just stay the hell outta my way! GILMAN'S OFFICE Scott is resigned to the fact that these men are his bosses. No matter what he feels, he has to do as they say. SCOTT Well, if Kelly's the bait, I better bring my fishing gear. Scott walks towards the door. KINCAID Don't let either of them out of your sight. Remembering his ruse to stay behind, Scott turns around. SCOTT I can't leave here without some cash. They probably know it was a sham, but I have to make it look good for the cameras. GILMAN I'll call in a voucher for you… He picks up the phone, starts to dial. SCOTT No good. I need it now, or this little pow wow is gonna fail when I walk out that door. Gilman puts the receiver down, looks to Kincaid. GILMAN (sheepish) I don't have my Per Diem either. Kincaid rolls his eyes, digs into his pocket. KINCAID You'd think after thirty-five years some things would change… AT SECRETARY'S DESK Scott exit's the office, counting his newly gotten gains. He SEES Robinson and Tatia… FURTHER DOWN THE HALLWAY SCOTT (O.S.) Hey! Dinner tonight on my old Uncle Sammy! Robinson is glad to see his partner. Quickly, he makes his way towards Scott. ROBINSON Let's get going… Robinson walks past Scott. Tatia approaches him. TATIA Scotty…I need to -- SCOTT (curt) We have a dinner date tonight. Be at out hotel at seven-thirty. We're at the -- TATIA (cutting him off) I know where you're staying. I'll be there. Distantly, she heads off in the same direction as Robinson. Scott takes a deep breath. What is he in for over the next few days? INT. HOTEL ROOM - NIGHT Robinson and Scott's large suite; more like an apartment, really. Two master bedrooms, two full baths, kitchen, wet bar -- these guys know how to live the good life. ROBINSON'S ROOM He is almost finished getting dressed. SCOTT'S ROOM Scott has just finished taking a shower. He's in his robe. SCOTT I'll be ready in a shake, Kel. Scott takes his evening's attire out of the closet, lays it on the bed. ROBINSON'S ROOM Robinson ties his tie, face blank. SCOTT'S ROOM SCOTT I called down for room service to bring up something to drink. I'm dry. Only diet coke. Gotta stay sharp! He listens for a remark. There is none. Scott sighs. He's a professional, but his heart still goes out to his buddy. ROBINSON'S ROOM Robinson is done dressing. He takes a long, deep look into the mirror. A CHIME sounds O.S. It breaks him from the gaze. SCOTT (O.S.) You get that, Kel? ROBINSON Right, right. He heads into the… LIVING ROOM The door CHIMES again. ROBINSON Coming, coming…It's only diet coke. Robinson opens the door, lets in the ROOM SERVANT, who pushes a cart full of cans of diet coke, a bucket of ice, and drinking glasses. ROBINSON Just leave the whole thing. Room Servant puts the cart to the side of the room. Robinson hands him a tip. ROOM SERVANT (in Cantonese) Thank you, Sir. Room Servant exits. As Robinson returns his wallet to his pocket, he spies the tray of carbonated drinks. Sure, he's down; but that's no excuse for not playing a trick on his friend. ROBINSON Scotty, your drinks have arrived to save you from Sahara of the mouth. Robinson takes each can and furiously shakes the daylights out of them! SCOTT (O.S.) Thanks. I'll be right out. In the nick of time, the last can is put back in place. Scott is in for a serious soaking! Finishing the touch on his tie, Scott enters the living room, heads straight for the drinks. ROBINSON How can you drink that stuff, man? Scott takes a glass, fills it with ice. SCOTT He of rum and coke asks me how I can do without the rum? ROBINSON Not coke…diet coke. All that acid… SCOTT You gotta be kidding. The fun is over for Robinson. His brief respite is gone. Tatia's on his mind again. Scott puts the glass down. SCOTT You gonna make it? ROBINSON (defensive) I'm gonna make it! I can handle it, no problem! SCOTT If you say so. ROBINSON I say so, Jack. The door CHIMES again. Scott looks at his watch. SCOTT Early… Both men react instinctively. Robinson pulls a PISTOL from under his jacket. Scott goes to the door and stands to the side. SCOTT Tatia, is that you? MALE VOICE BEHIND DOOR Tatia who? Open up, guys, it's your old pal Stevens. It takes a moment for the name to get matched up with the voice, but both men recognize their friend at the same time. ROBINSON AND SCOTT Chris Stevens?! MALE VOICE BEHIND DOOR In the living flesh…but that may change if you don't open this door and let me in! SCOTT You sound like the big bad wolf! I saw what you did to those pigs, man! Scott opens the door, and in steps CHRIS STEVENS. He's tall, blonde, a little younger then our heroes. The trio exchange greetings. Scott walks him to the couch, where Robinson and Stevens take a seat. Scott heads back to get his drink finally opened. Robinson holsters his pistol. SCOTT Want a soda? STEVENS (noticing the only choice) Diet coke? How do you drink that stuff? Scott shoots him a dirty look. ROBINSON What brings you to old Hong Kong? STEVENS Assignment. Someone has to plug up the dam. SCOTT We heard. We're on our way out tomorrow. It's getting too hot for my tastes. Scott grabs a can, gets ready to pop the top. Robinson winces. The tab comes off in Scott's hand! He escaped the first round. STEVENS Yeah, I heard that some of the old timers were asking to be let out of this gig. ROBINSON Hold it there, Duke! We're on an assignment, too! Scott shoots his partner a "shut up" glance. SCOTT (quickly) Yup. Gotta take a beautiful lady out on our last night in civiliza- tion. Hey, why don't you tag along, help me keep Kelly in line? Robinson gets angry over the remark, but lets it pass. STEVENS Sounds good. I haven't eaten since breakfast. Scott has picked up another can of soda. Any second he's going to be a mess. The door CHIMES again. Scott slams the can back into the tray very hard. STEVENS You're gonna make it explode! SCOTT At least I won't be dry anymore! (reaching the door) Tatia, is that you? TATIA (behind door) It's me, Scotty. He opens the door, and she steps in. She is even more stunning then before, now that she is dressed for an evening out. Stevens stands up in awe. Robinson stays on the couch, chin resting squarely on his fist. STEVENS (under his breath) Assignment my ass! SCOTT Tatia Loring, meet Chris Stevens. Chris dabbles in the world of motion pictures. He's here to scout out a location for another one of those old TV shows they make into a modern day piece of trash. Tatia does not know what to say. STEVENS It's not really like that, Scotty. This is more the start of something big in my career. (to Tatia) Have a seat? He gestures to the space next to Robinson. Tatia looks at who she would be seated by, and chooses a chair away from Robinson. This does not go unnoticed by Stevens. TATIA What film are you working on, Mr. Stevens? STEVENS One of those old baby boomer shows from the 60's. Doesn't anyone know that this is a new century? C'mon, let's get some fresh blood pumping! Scott has gone back to get a soda again. STEVENS Don't take that one! You slammed it down, remember? SCOTT Right, thanks. I don't want to take another shower. Scott grabs a different can. Grips the tab. Pulls. SWOOSH! He's soaked from head to toe! ROBINSON I told you, Herman, that stuff is bad for you. Scott is pissed. He'll have to take another shower and change. His anger makes him forget his orders to keep an eye on his two companions. SCOTT You all go ahead. It'll be twenty minutes before I'm ready. Having noticed the tension between Robinson and Tatia, Stevens doesn't feel like sitting between two stone monuments by himself until help arrives. STEVENS That's okay, Scotty. I'll wait for you. Why don't you two love birds get us a good table? Robinson rolls his eyes. This is the last thing he wants -- to be alone with Tatia. But he is itching to get some fresh air. ROBINSON (dully) Let's go… He gets up from the couch, not waiting to see if Tatia is coming or not. TATIA (polite) It was nice to meet you… STEVENS Stevens. Chris Stevens…from Holly- wood. Tatia crosses to Scott, whispers in his ear. TATIA I need to talk to you, Scotty. Alone. Scott makes no comment. Tatia heads for the door. She and Robinson exit. STEVENS (exhaling) Whew! What's the story between those two? SCOTT You noticed, huh? STEVENS Why do you think I waited for you? Scott heads for the shower. SCOTT Give me five, and I'll fill you in. INT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT A very stylish place to see people and to be seen. Robinson is alone at the table, which is set for four. He's nervous…rapping his fingers on the table top, folding and unfolding his napkin. Tatia arrives. She sits in the seat opposite Robinson. Usually he is a gentleman when a lady seats herself. This time he remains on his behind. A moment of deathly silence. Neither one wants to be the first to speak. Finally, it's too much for Robinson to take. ROBINSON For what it's worth, I just want you to know I was this close to chucking it all for you. This close. Tatia can't answer. ROBINSON Does that mean something to you? Does that revelation do anything to shake up that heart of yours? TATIA Would it make a difference if I said yes? Robinson thinks a moment. ROBINSON Not a damn bit. TATIA Then no, it doesn't. A WAITER brings their drinks, sets them on the table. TATIA I did what I did. I can't change that fact. And I guess can't change the way you feel, either. Robinson takes his drink and pounds it down in one gulp. The Waiter is still at arms length. ROBINSON (to Waiter) Bring me another. EXT. HOTEL BALCONY - NIGHT Stevens is standing in the cool evening air, polishing off the last of his beer. He pauses to look at the beautiful sights of the harbor. Crushing his empty can, he returns to… INT. LIVING ROOM - NIGHT As he enters the room, the CURTAINS BLOW behind him. He has left the sliding door open. SCOTT'S ROOM Scott has taken a quick shower, and is in his robe again. He takes a new jacket from his closet, heads to the… LIVING ROOM SCOTT This okay? STEVENS (joking) Are we going to a funeral? SCOTT One of them may end up killing the other, but not on my shift. STEVENS You never told me the story behind all that angst. Scott returns to… SCOTT'S ROOM SCOTT (loudly) They met up about five years ago in Greece. Rockets, stars, the works. Kelly was flipped out over her. I've seen him in lust before, but this was as real as it gets. Scott has been looking through is closet for another jacket. He selects a more outlandish coat, and grabs both. SCOTT (CONT) You really think it looks that bad? He heads for the… LIVING ROOM SCOTT (CONT) What about this? I could wear my… He stops cold in his tracks. ON THE FLOOR IN FRONT OF HIM IS THE DEAD BODY OF CHRIS STEVENS! A LENGTH OF TWINE WRAPPED AROUND HIS NECK! Scott drops the jackets, goes to his room, returns in a flash with a PISTOL. Eyes wide. He's a wire. The CURTAINS billow in the breeze. Scott runs out to the… EXT. HOTEL BALCONY - NIGHT He looks everywhere. There's not a soul around. For Hong Kong, this is a pretty quiet night. INT. LIVING ROOM - NIGHT Scott slowly returns to Chris's body, bends down, takes the twine from his neck, throws it across the room. Dejected, he slumps to the floor, not knowing what to do. After a beat, he picks up the phone and starts dialing. INT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT Robinson is on his third drink. Tatia still nursing her first. Robinson looks at his watch. They should have been here by now. BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! His PAGER goes off. He takes it from his belt, checks the message. His reaction tells us Scott's in trouble. ROBINSON Give me you phone! TATIA What…? ROBINSON Your cell phone! Give it to me! TATIA I don't have one… He bolts from the table, heads for a… PAYPHONE Taking out a CALLING CARD, he swipes it and places his call. It seems like ages, but finally Scott picks up. ROBINSON Scotty, what's the -- SCOTT (on phone) Get the girl and get back here! Now! INT. HOTEL ROOM - NIGHT Scott is seated on the floor, writing in a small notebook. He's got a sweat suit and sneakers on. The body nowhere to be seen. The door swings open slowly to reveal an empty hallway. A PISTOL comes into view, followed by the arms and then the whole body of Robinson. ROBINSON Scotty? You okay? Robinson motions for Tatia to enter the room. He locks the door behind them. ROBINSON (CONT) What's goin' on? Where's Stevens? Why didn't you show up at the restaurant? He puts his pistol away. SCOTT Chris Stevens is dead, man. He was strangled right here while I was getting dressed. I smuggled his body out into the alley so we wouldn't have to deal with the police. He couldn't have been dead more then thirty seconds before I found him. Robinson is stunned. Tatia surprised. TATIA Why…? Why would anyone want to kill him? ROBINSON He was one of us… Tatia realizes the implications now. TATIA He must have just gotten into his cover. The three agents look to one another. This is a life or death situation for each of them. SCOTT I called Gilman right after I spoke to you. ROBINSON What did he say? SCOTT Stay here. (beat) We all stay here. ROBINSON'S ROOM - LATER Tatia is asleep in Robinson's bed. Despite the grim news, she's out cold. From the doorway, Scott is looking in on her. LIVING ROOM The TV is on, volume low. Robinson is watching an old BRUCE LEE MOVIE on the late show while sucking down a beer. Scott comes up behind him. Quiet. The two men are so used to their work -- and working together -- that no words need to be said. When the movie goes to commercial, Robinson flicks the TV off with a remote. While Scott stands silently, Robinson heads for another cold beer. After he's popped the top, he heads for the… EXT. HOTEL BALCONY - NIGHT Taking a deep pull on his suds, Robinson gazes out at the beautiful city below. Scott joins him, walks to the railing, looks out as well. ROBINSON Is that how it really went down? SCOTT The very same way. In and out. Professional. They knew he was here. Scott turns and looks hard at his friend. SCOTT Did she make a phone call? ROBINSON (distant) …What…? SCOTT Did she make a phone call? Leave you for a moment? Go to the bath- room? Have anything she needed to do by herself? It dawns on Robinson where Scott is headed. ROBINSON Hold it, Jack. We don't know if… SCOTT (angry now) Was she with you the whole time or not?! ROBINSON (slowly) When I was getting the table, she… His voice trails off, not wanting to finish the sentence or thought. SCOTT (picking up) …She called it in that Stevens was with us! She fingered him out, Kel! Gilman was right, all the way on this one. ROBINSON No…no way, man. I know her. She couldn't… SCOTT You knew her! Five years ago! She could have been a double agent back then, too. Playing you like a drum. ROBINSON Something's just not right. (reaching) She didn't even have a phone with her! I asked her for one when you paged me…She didn't have one… Scott is sullen. It's going to take some time convincing Robinson of the truth. SCOTT You better know one thing: I'm not the enemy -- she is. Get you head on straight and figure it out. I'll do what I'm ordered to do…to anyone who gets in the way. The two men exchange looks, then Scott goes back inside. Robinson thinks on what his partner just told him. He knows what Scott meant. FADE EXT. AIRPORT - DAY The trio are getting out of a taxi. They take what little luggage they have and start towards the entrance. As they make their way, they are followed by TWO SHADY CHARACTERS. INT. AIRPORT TERMINAL - DAY As Robinson, Scott and Tatia walk casually down the ramp, the Shady Characters stay with them. TICKET DESK Robinson is standing in a long line, waiting to pick up their tickets. SEATING AREA Scott and Tatia sit side by side, waiting on Robinson to come back with their passes to safety. Scott is randomly looking through a Chinese newspaper. SCOTT No mention of Stevens' body being found. No reports of any murders last night. TATIA (distant) Business was slow, I guess. TICKET DESK Robinson is a little closer in the line. SEATING AREA Scott finishes with his newspaper, puts it away. They sit silently for a beat. TATIA What did Gilman tell you? Scott is surprised, but tries not to show it. SCOTT What do you think they told me? TATIA That they know who their leak is. Almost one hundred percent sure of their man. Tatia can see that Scott doesn't want to talk too much about the subject. TATIA It must have come as quite a shock to you, drawing the short straw this way. Usually they won't let a partner get involved in something this deep…clouds the judgment…makes you biased for all the wrong reasons. Scott has no idea of where she's headed, but pretends to, so she'll keep talking. SCOTT It's like what they tell all of us; if you can't handle your affairs, you have no place being an agent. TATIA (smiles) I'll be there for you, Scotty. When you have to do it. (beat) I can't believe it, not even after Gilman showed me the files. TICKET DESK Robinson is picking up the tickets, very stone faced. SEATING AREA Scott SEES that Robinson has finally gotten the tickets, and SEES him put them in his pocket. TATIA (CONT) I can't believe that Kelly is the leak. Her remark hits Scott like a lightning bolt! He takes his attention off Robinson, gets right next to Tatia's face. SCOTT What? TATIA I was there an hour before you showed up. Gilman laid it on the line for me. I told him I didn't think I could go through with it, but he gave me the same speech about business, personal matters… Scott silently drinks it all in. Could this be true? Tatia sees now that Scott has no idea what she is talking about. This is all news to him. TATIA (CONT) They didn't say a word to you, did they? Just sent you out into the jungle…like usual. (beat) It's all true, Scotty. I saw the proof. Haven't you noticed that there are times when Kelly wanders off for a few minutes? Not much, and not often, but he leaves you in public, so he can make his drop? Scott's mind is turning. Does this fit into his partner's behavior as of late? Come to think of it, where is Robinson now ? Lifting his head up slightly, Scott searches the terminal for Robinson. He should have been back with the tickets by now! From the Ticket Desk to the Seating Area there is no sign of Robinson! Scott rises from his seat, starting to get up and look for his partner. He thinks better of it, slowly eases back into his chair. He has to digest all that Tatia has just told him. He can't appear to be in a panic. SCOTT (keeping cool) Every agent gets a job that's down and dirty. This isn't a country club. If you don't have the guts for blood on your hands, then you don't have what it takes to do the job. If you can't do the job, you get real dead real fast. I'm gonna be around for a long time, lady. From nowhere, Robinson appears! It gives Tatia a start. Scott does not take his eyes away from her. SCOTT Let's go. I'm getting tired of old Hong Kong… The three agents gather their bags and start towards the boarding area; Tatia in the lead, followed by Robinson and Scott walking side by side. Scott looks at his friend with a whole new set of questions in his head waiting to be answered. In the distance, the Shady Characters resume their pursuit. MAGAZINE STAND Robinson motions for the group to stop. He casually picks up a newspaper, thumbs through it. ROBINSON After I picked up the tickets, I noticed Tweedledum and Tweedledum- mer back there. SCOTT'S P.O.V. He SEES the Shady Characters stop, try not to be observed. ROBINSON I went to the bathroom, and one of them followed me. The other stayed with you. When I came out, he tail- ed me right back home. SCOTT Ours or theirs? ROBINSON Don't know, don't care. I hate any perp. SCOTT How do you wanna play it? ROBINSON Surprise me… With that, Robinson puts the paper back in the rack. He grabs Tatia by the elbow, takes off at a quick pace. ROBINSON Keep moving. We picked up a shadow. Tatia spots he Shady Characters, moves out with Robinson. Scott has remained at the Magazine Stand, pretending to be interested in a book. He strikes up a conversation with the MAGAZINE VENDOR. SCOTT I'm looking for a gift for my mother. The problem is, she can only read in English. Now, I could translate for her, but that would take up a lot of my time. The Shady Characters again pursue our heroes; one going after Robinson and Tatia, the other heading for Scott. As Scott keeps talking, Magazine Vendor gives him a look. SCOTT (CONT) So, I guess, I wonder if you have anything in English? My mother really likes Jerry Springer, but I keep telling she should watch Oprah 'cause she at least has her own book club, and no one hits anybody on her program. You don't have any Oprah books, do you? Magazine Vendor can't make heads or tails of what Scott is saying. Shady Character #1 is very close to Scott now. Scott SEES a HARD BACK BOOK on a table. He slips it into his hand. SCOTT (CONT) I mean, my buddy likes Springer, but he's from Cincinnati, so there you go. The only thing he likes about that show is when they -- With a big SWING, Scott BASHES Shady Character #1 square in the temple! SCOTT (CONT) -- hit people! Shady Character #1 falls down in a heap! He's dazed, but not out. FURTHER UP Shady Character #2 has seen his partner get whacked. With a start, he goes for Robinson and Tatia. SCOTT I'll just pick up something in Vegas! Scott gives his attacker a swift kick to the gut, then runs towards Robinson and Tatia. Shady Character #2 has decided to go after Tatia first. He grabs her by the arms, tries to subdue her. She drops her bags to the floor, including her purse. C.U. ON PURSE AS IT HITS THE GROUND The contents spill out all over the place -- including a CELL PHONE. Robinson spots he phone as it tumbles around. You can see the question in his eyes. It lasts for a split second -- then he throws himself into the fray. Scott arrives, as well as Shady Character #1. It becomes a free for all. The Shady Characters are clearly experienced Martial Artists, but Robinson and Scott are not bad, either. Tatia catches a fist to the chin, goes down in a daze. A SHRILL WHISTLE sounds in the distance. Scott looks up to see… TWO AIRPORT SECURITY GUARDS headed their way. SCOTT We gotta get outta here now! Robinson nods. The two put on a terrific display of power, and finally overcome their assailants. Robinson goes to Tatia, tries to help her up. Too late! The Airport Security Guards have arrived! ROBINSON (to Scott) If I ever needed your gift of gab, I need it now! AIRPORT GUARD #1 (in Cantonese; subtitled) What's going on here? What are you men doing? SCOTT (fumbling in Cantonese; subtitled) Well, Sir…you see my friend here… Famous American tennis player… Maybe you saw his match the other day…He defeated Mr. Chan in straight sets -- Robinson has gotten Tatia half awake. But Scott is not doing too well. AIRPORT GUARD #1 (in Cantonese; subtitled) I had money on Chan! He is my brother-in-law! I told my sister that he would not win! But she insisted he would! Your friend cost me a weeks pay! Scott can't believe his luck! Tatia is now almost fully alert. She grasps the situation, reaches into her pocket. She pulls out a can of PEPPER SPRAY, holds it out to Robinson. He takes it, nods. ROBINSON Get ready to run… With Robinson's help, Tatia gets to her feet. Robinson then makes a show of straightening his appearance, struts over to help Scott. ROBINSON Gentlemen, gentlemen, is there any way I can be of assistance? SCOTT Don't do it! The man's already lost a weeks pay because of you! Seems it was his brother-in-law you whip- ped at your last match. You're only gonna make things worse. Robinson gives Scott a peek of the pepper spray in his palm. Scott rolls his eyes. This will never work! ROBINSON Why, my dear Scotty, I would never dream of making trouble for this unfortunate soul after the obvious embarrassment I gave his brother-in- law in front of a nation of such proud people as the Chinese are so noted to be… Robinson has positioned himself between the Guards. It's now or never. ROBINSON (CONT) …No Sir. Three fingers high, cross my heart and hope to die right here at your own two feet. After this little goof, I will never give you another second of trouble so long as we both shall live. In a swift motion, Robinson PULLS UP THE PEPPER SPRAY, LETS BOTH GUARDS HAVE A FULL BLAST RIGHT IN THE EYES! ROBINSON Okay -- after this goof! The Guards are down, tears streaming, pawing at their burning eyes. Robinson, Scott and Tatia bound off, leaving their belongings at the feet of their foes. ROBINSON (philosophical) Into each life, some goofs must fall. SCOTT But so many in one day? Tatia looks at both of them -- are they for real? In a flash, they make good their escape. EXT. KOBE, JAPAN - ESTABLISHING - DAY TITLE UP: KOBE, JAPAN Under the title we SEE the sights of the populated city. EXT. WARLORD'S MANSION - DAY A HIGH ANGLE of a small but comfortable palace of sorts. We see it is well maintained, and also well guarded. There are many GANGSTERS pacing about with AK-74's and TWO-WAY RADIOS. Near the MAIN HOUSE, the HEAD GANSTER is talking to a LACKEY. It's obvious the news is not good. Head Gangster waves off Lackey, walks towards… THE WARLORD He is not too intimidating physically, but the man is death incarnate. Presently he is clipping away branches from a small tree, humming almost silently to himself. Head Gangster approaches him cautiously, waiting for permission to speak. He knows his place. The Warlord makes him stand for a beat, then turns to him. WARLORD (in Cantonese; subtitled) You have some news for me? HEAD GANGSTER (in Cantonese; subtitled) I have just received word from Hong Kong, Warlord… The Warlord continues to prune his tree with zest. WARLORD (in Cantonese; subtitled) Very distressing that your tongue is halted. Could it be that your men have failed me in my quest to return to my rightful place? HEAD GANGSTER (in Cantonese; subtitled) They were not able to capture our operative at the airport. WARLORD (in Cantonese; subtitled) Most unfortunate. The Warlord keeps trimming branches. Head Gangster shifts from one foot to another, not sure of what to do next. The Warlord sees him fidget. WARLORD (in Cantonese; subtitled) To make way for the new shoots to blossom, it is necessary to cut away the limbs that block the growth of whole body. Each branch comes into it's own, but there will be a time when a growth can only stunt the tree…and it outlives it's usefulness. Then it is time to -- He CUTS a branch with a loud CLIP. WARLORD (CONT) (in Cantonese; subtitled) -- remove the problem before it endangers the entire tree. I have waited too long to take back my riches. I do not intend to wait any longer. This agent must be taken care of, now. No excuses. No fail- ures. It must be done before any more harm can be done to this body. (beat) See to it. Head Gangster bows before his master. WARLORD (in Cantonese; subtitled) You may take your leave of me. HEAD GANGSTER (in Cantonese; subtitled) Yes, my lord. Head Gangster walks away, as the Warlord continues to trim the branches. He hums once more -- this time loudly. EXT. SEEDY TEA HOUSE - DAY A CAB pulls up to the run down establishment. Scott exits. Looks the place over to see if there is any immediate danger. Seeing none. He motions for Robinson and Tatia to get out. Scott throws a couple of coins at the DRIVER, slams the door. INT. SEEDY TEA HOUSE - DAY Scott enters, gives the small room the once over. It looks good. The other two close ranks behind him. The OWNER approaches them warily. OWNER Welcome, welcome kind visitors… SCOTT (in Cantonese; subtitled) Thank you for taking us into your honored establishment. Owner is impressed with Scott's Cantonese, softens up a bit. OWNER (in Cantonese; subtitled) You honor us by your presence. How may we humble serve you? SCOTT (in Cantonese; subtitled) Might we have your most private table -- secluded from the eyes of the world? OWNER (in Cantonese; subtitled) The Ancestors bless you today! Our most private table is also our best! Scott reaches into his pocket, grabs a few bills, hands them to Owner. SCOTT (in Cantonese; subtitled) Our kindness cannot be measured. Owner takes them to a table in the back. It is behind a PARTITION, with just enough of a view to keep an eye on the front door. OWNER (in Cantonese; subtitled) Will this suit your purpose? SCOTT (in Cantonese; subtitled) You spoke the truth. Yes, thank you. A WAITRESS appears, ready to take their order. OWNER What may we offer our guests? ROBINSON Jack Daniels. Owner turns his head, not understanding. SCOTT Three orders of tea, please. OWNER (to Robinson & Tatia) You will be most pleased! Our tea is the best in all of Hong Kong! Owner relays the order to Waitress, who leaves. With a proud smile, Owner turns on his heel and walks away. SCOTT Nine times out of ten, a guy like that would want to throw you out the door because you're a foreigner. You just gotta know how to talk to these old timers. ROBINSON The wonderfulness of your linguistics. TATIA (edgy) What do we do now? I mean, some- one knows who we are. Somebody pointed us out -- right? SCOTT I'd say that was a pretty good guess. Scott takes a look at both of them. Is it Tatia? Or is the unthinkable true? The Waitress brings their tea, places it on the table. SCOTT (in Cantonese; subtitled) Thank you. She leaves. ROBINSON Over the most famous and delicious tea in all of Hong Kong, I must ask the gentleman to my right the same question. What are we going to do? SCOTT Not get killed is what. Scott takes a sip of his tea. ROBINSON True, true. My man is brilliant. TATIA (starting to panic) What do you have in mind? Who do you think…? SCOTT (serious) The only way we can stay alive is if we keep our cool. I'm not about to blow it because you're about to come unglued. If you don't have something to put on the table, then keep you mouth shut! Robinson starts to speak. SCOTT (cutting him off) Both of you! I didn't ask to be put in the middle of your old battlescars. I've got half a mind to walk out that door and save my own skin. Let you two slit your own throats. The three of them gather their wits. ROBINSON Okay. TATIA (exhaling) -- Okay -- Now that everyone is a little more relaxed, Scott lays out his plan to them. SCOTT We know we've been made. We can't go back to Gilman, because if they found out about this shindig, they'll find out about the next one. (beat) We make our way out of Hong Kong, with no one but us in on it. We get out of Hong Kong -- maybe to Japan. From there we try and make it back to the States. Scott looks to Robinson and Tatia for their approval. All three nod to each other. Agreed. SCOTT Next point of business: how do we get out of Hong Kong undetected? INT. OLD CHURCH MISSION - DAY ROBINSON (V.O.) Sam-Than McLean. We are in a Mission run by SAM-THAN MCLEAN. She is in her late 50's, born of Asian and American parents. Her father founded this Mission, and she now runs it on her own after his passing. Sam-Than is busy serving a modest meal to those who pass through her door. After a beat, she lets a HELPER take her place in line. She then makes her way back to her… OFFICE A sparse room, with a large PICTURE of her parents the center piece on the wall behind her desk. With a tired walk, Sam-Than enters the office, taking her hair down from it's long salt and pepper pony tail. She stands silently, her back to the door. Slowly, the door seems to close by itself. With a start she turns to see.. Robinson behind the door, gently pushing it closed. At first she doesn't recognize him. There is fear in her eyes. SAM-THAN What do you want?! Who are you?! She finally realizes who it is. SAM-THAN Kelly! She runs to him. They share a warm embrace. ROBINSON Sam! My dear old friend. How are you? How's the mission? SAM-THAN Exhausting, as always. She goes to her desk, sits in the chair. Robinson stands. SAM-THAN What bring you here, Kelly? ROBINSON I have to get out of the country. Me, and Scotty. And someone else with us. Tonight. Sam-Than knows who and what Robinson is. His request doesn't surprise her. SAM-THAN Where to? ROBINSON Japan, if possible. SAM-THAN Boat? Plane? ROBINSON As long as we arrive vertically. SAM-THAN (thinking) Perhaps a man I know can help you. EXT. WAREHOUSE DISTRICT - LATE AFTERNOON From a distance we SEE Sam-Than engaged with an OVERWEIGHT FOREMAN, trying to get him to agree to a deal. She holds up two fingers. He shakes his head NO, then holds up five fingers. Sam-Than counters with three fingers. Overweight Foreman laughs, shows her five fingers again. Sam-Than sighs, raises four digits. Overweight Foreman thinks a minute, then nods his head YES. The deal is done. She gives him the money, which he counts just to be sure. Once he is satisfied, he walks away. BEHIND SOME CRATES Our heroes have been watching Sam-Than make their arrangements. They are now dressed in LOCAL CHINESE GARB, which Sam-Than has provided for them. Sam-Than approaches them. They all huddle behind the crates. SAM-THAN In half an hour, that truck will be leaving on it's delivery route. She points to a MID SIZED DELIVERY TRUCK that is being loaded up over in a FENCED IN AREA. SAM-THAN (CONT) He's going to stop at that corner two blocks down… She points to the CORNER. SAM-THAN (CONT) The gate will be up half way up. Get on the back. The truck will take you to the docks. Look for TIGER OF HEAVEN. Captain Ito will meet you at the gangway and let you on the ship. When you dock in Japan, find a woman named Mei-Li. She will take you to a safe place. From there, you're on your own. SCOTT Half an hour…The sun won't be down for at least forty-five minutes. We better split up until it's time to go. Draw less attention that way. ROBINSON Is there anything we can do for you? Anything your mission could use? SAM-THAN (thinking) When you get to Japan -- please take those clothes off! You look terrible! She laughs, gives Robinson a hug and kiss. SAM-THAN Don't get yourself killed. Scott embraces her. SCOTT Thank you. Tatia shakes her hand. TATIA Thank you. Sam-Than departs, waving to them discretely. Scott takes a look around at their surroundings SCOTT There's an alley up ahead. Let's spread out in there until it's time to leave. ENTRANCE TO ALLEY The alley is about twenty-five yards deep, full of STREET VENDORS and their goods. Scott walks in a few feet, assesses the best hiding spots. SCOTT I'll stay up front. Kel, you get the middle. The rear is all yours. When the truck gets into position, I'll give you a signal. Robinson nods to Tatia. She heads for the rear of the alley. ROBINSON Who do you think is after us? SCOTT The bad guys -- take your pick. I can't remember all the people you dissed lately. Normally, this would be a joke for Scott. This time, he's not laughing. SCOTT You better go blend in, man. ROBINSON You don't trust her, do you? SCOTT Right now, I don't trust anyone. A beat. ROBINSON What about me? Scott exhales deeply. SCOTT Blend in… Scott walks to his place in the front of the alley. A little stunned, Robinson shuffles to his spot in the middle. ALLEY - TEN MINUTES LATER SHADOWS have started to fall long across the pavement. Some of the Vendors are getting ready to close up their booths. TATIA is buying a drink from one of the booths. A SILK TIE VENDOR walks past her. SCOTT is brooding over his situation, but still keeps a lookout in both directions. ROBINSON is being confronted by Silk Tie Vendor, who is covered head to toe with gaudy ties. He is trying to impress Robinson with his wears. ROBINSON (broken Cantonese; subtitled) No thank you…no thank you… Silk Tie Vendor won't move away. He is sure Robinson would look great in one of his ties. TWO STREET CHILDREN -- who have been playing nearby -- suddenly RUN INTO Silk Tie Vendor, knocking him right into Robinson. BOOM! They both fall to the ground. Tatia SEES the accident, starts to go to Robinson's aid. Scott has witnessed the event, too. He catches Tatia's attention, shakes his head -- DON'T MOVE. She stays put. Robinson gets up quickly, helps Silk Tie Vendor to his feet. The man still won't take no for an answer! To avoid attracting any more attention, Robinson pulls out some bills from his pocket, hands them to Silk Tie Vendor. With a smile, he gives Robinson his worst tie, walks away. Scott laughs at his misfortune. Tatia isn't amused. She looks very serious. ALLEY - FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER It's dusk. The Vendors have almost all vanished by now. The area where Tatia was camped out is busy with the few remaining Vendors closing their tents, boarding up shop windows, rolling carts back home, etc. When the view becomes a little less cluttered, Robinson tries to make out Tatia among the crowd. To his surprise -- SHE IS NOWHERE TO BE SEEN! FENCED IN AREA The DRIVER of the mid-sized delivery truck heads to the cab, opens the door. He starts the engine, shuts he door. ALLEY ENTRANCE Scott SEES what's happening. It's time to go. He walks a few feet back into the alley to signal the others. ROBINSON is in the rear, searching for Tatia. He can't find her anywhere. SCOTT notices that Robinson is in the back of the alley, runs towards him. He then realizes that Tatia isn't there. They exchange EYE CONTACT. SCOTT Where is she? ROBINSON I don't know! She didn't get past me, it's a dead end. SCOTT The truck's leaving! We gotta go now! FENCED IN AREA The Driver puts the truck in gear, heads out of the yard. ALLEY ENTRANCE SCOTT (yelling back) Kelly -- move it! FENCED IN AREA - AT THE GATE The truck stops. The Driver takes a clip board and hands it to Overweight Foreman, who checks it. ALLEY ENTRANCE Scott is making his way to the corner where they are supposed to meet the truck. He looks back for… ROBINSON in a dilemma. Does he try to find Tatia, or save his own neck by getting on the truck with Scott? He realizes he has to go back for her. It's still his job to bring her in. FENCED IN AREA - AT THE GATE Overweight Foreman signs off the load. He waves the all clear. The truck departs the yard. IN THE ALLEY Robinson is frantically looking for Tatia. AT THE STREET CORNER Scott has reached the pick-up spot. He's biting his lip -- Robinson is about to do something stupid. IN THE ALLEY Robinson has his back to us, still searching the area. A HAND reaches for him, touches his shoulder. Like lightning, he whirls around -- fist balled up, ready to take a swing. IT'S TATIA! ROBINSON COME ON! He grabs her by the wrist, and they take off in a sprint. ALLEY ENTRANCE Robinson and Tatia come flying out of the alley! AT THE STREET CORNER Scott is relieved. But only for a second. The truck has reached him now -- but it looks like his companions aren't going to make it in time! SCOTT MOVE IT! Scott runs to the cab, tries to talk to the Driver. SCOTT Hang on just a second…the other two are coming! DRIVER No speak the English. SCOTT (in Cantonese; subtitled) Don't leave for a minute! DRIVER Don't speak the English. Scott knows they he won't wait a minute longer for the other two. He runs to the REAR OF THE TRUCK, climbs into the bed. Driver LOOKS into his mirror, SEES Scott climbing into the back. Robinson and Tatia are just a few yards away now. Driver puts it in gear. The truck begins to roll forwards. Scott leans out of the open gate as much as he can, extends his hand. Tatia is the closest. Robinson grabs her by the waist, boosts her up. She takes hold of Scott's hand, and he pulls her into the bed. The truck has picked up more speed now. Robinson is having a hard time keeping up with it. Scott reaches out his hand. Tatia does so, too. SCOTT Run, Kel! Grunting, Robinson makes a JUMP/DIVE for their hands. THEY'VE GOT HIM! Feet dangling on the pavement, he is hauled into the bed. He falls down in a heap. Scott closes the door. He goes over to Tatia. SCOTT Where were you?! What were you doing?! You nearly lost it for all of us! She is almost too afraid to answer. TATIA …I had to go to the bathroom. Ever since we left the airport. I'm sorry. I couldn't hold it any long- er, Scotty. It's such a lame excuse, it has to be true. ROBINSON I remember those nights on the dance floor. You couldn't hold your water for more then fifteen minutes. Scott is not amused, but it looks like he believes her. He spots a LARGE CUP on the floor, picks it up, hands it to her. SCOTT Here. Don't let go of this the rest of the way. FENCED IN AREA - AT THE GATE Overweight Foreman watches the truck turn the corner and head out of sight. He then walks over to the… WATCHMAN'S BOOTH Opening the door, he enters the small, closet-like room, picks up the phone, starts to dial. Silk Tie Vendor approaches the Watchman's Booth, leans inside the door frame. Both men exchange a few words in Cantonese. Overweight Foreman's connection finally comes through. He speaks very fast in Cantonese. After a few brief sentences, he hangs up. They exchange evil grins. INT. TRUCK BED - NIGHT The trio sit silently. Robinson takes his new silk tie out, examines it. SCOTT He sure gave you the ugliest one in the bunch. ROBINSON It's all in the way you present yourself in public. Tatia eyes him suspiciously. TATIA How much did you pay him? ROBINSON I dunno. A few bucks. I didn't count it. Whatever was in my pocket. Tatia gives Scott a glance, as if to say "you see?" Scott tries not to look worried, but the seed is sewn. INT. WARLORD'S STUDY - NIGHT A meeting is in progress. Several HIGHER UPS are scattered on either side of a LONG POLISHED TABLE. At the head is the Warlord. Presently, a heated debate is taking place. Head Gangster walks into the study, conferring with the TWO POSTED GUARDS at the door. After a brief exchange, they let him pass. Head Gangster goes to the table, stops about five feet from the Warlord. When the Warlord is ready for him to speak, he motions for Head Gangster to approach. The Higher Ups continue with their discussion. When Head Gangster reaches the Warlord, he leans over and whispers into his ear. What the Warlord hears brings a smile of victory to his lips. The Warlord waves Head Gangster away, joins the meeting again. EXT. PORT - NIGHT The truck rolls to a stop. The Driver gets out of the cab, heads towards the rear. Several PEOPLE pass by -- SAILORS, DOCK WORKERS, HOOKERS, etc. When the coast is clear, Driver POUNDS THE SIDE OF THE TRUCK. INT. TRUCK BED- NIGHT The pounding alerts everyone inside that it's time for action. ROBINSON Get ready. They make their way to the door. EXT. REAR OF TRUCK - NIGHT The Driver gives one last RAP, then departs. A beat. Then, the door rolls up a few inches. Robinson's EYES peer out. Satisfied, he rolls the door up just enough for Scott and Tatia to slip out. Then he jumps down, rolls the door closed. Swiftly they abandon the truck and make their way towards… ROWS OF DOCKED VESSELS Several LARGE FREIGHTER are lined up to the dock. The three fugitives cautiously make their way, looking for the right ship. SCOTT Tiger of Heaven…Tiger of Heaven… TATIA (pointing) There! In the distance we SEE a ship bearing the name TIGER OF HEAVEN. It's a modest cargo vessel that has seen many years on the open seas. ROBINSON C'mon. They quicken their pace. Soon they reach the… GANGWAY CAPTAIN ITO is standing at the bottom of the gangway, talking to TWO MATES. Ito is in his late 50's. He's a distinguished looking Japanese fellow, dressed in a turtle neck sailor's sweater, smoking a pipe. Robinson, Scott and Tatia approach carefully. From the corner of his eye, Ito SEES them. He makes the slightest nod in their direction. Scott gives a similar gesture. Ito orders his Mates up the gangway. As soon as they are gone from sight, he motions to the trio. ITO Let's go. Move, move! Robinson, Scott and Tatia hurry up the gangway. Ito right behind them. INT. HOLDING ROOM - NIGHT The hatch opens, and our party of escapees enters. Ito follows, closes the hatch. The room is half full of cargo. ITO Welcome to the Tiger of Heaven. We are honored to help you in the name of our mutual friend Sam-Than McLean. ROBINSON Thank you, Captain. She's a special lady, indeed. ITO We shall be underway momentarily. Once we set sail, I will send for you to join me for dinner, if that will be to your satisfaction. SCOTT Much appreciated, Captain. We could use a good meal. ITO My chef is one of the finest in all of Asia. He has been with me for many years. Ito makes opens the hatch, then turns. ITO Two things: you must stay here until someone comes to collect you. It will be safer. And -- please -- take off those clothes. You look silly. The trio examine their attire, embarrassed. ROBINSON Aye, Captain. Ito has almost closed the hatch. Scott runs to him. SCOTT Could we please get something to drink in the mean time? I'm dry. ITO Certainly. Diet coke? I know how much you Americans love the stuff. Me -- I can't stand it. Too much acid… Ito smiles, then exits. The hatch locks with a CLICK. ROBINSON See? I'm not the only one. SCOTT Very funny, Agent Maxwell. They start to remove their borrowed garb, revealing their own clothing underneath. INT. BRIDGE - NIGHT Ito enters the Bridge. His CREW reacts with respect due any ship's captain. Ito checks a few gauges, looks at some written reports. Finally he is satisfied with his crew's work. The FIRST MATE brings him a steaming CUP OF TEA. Ito takes his pipe out, inhales the tea's aroma. FIRST MATE (in Japanese; Subtitled) Captain… ITO (in Japanese; subtitled) Very good. (blows tea) Cast off, Helmsman. HELMSMAN (in Japanese; Subtitled) Aye, Captain. EXT. PORT - NIGHT The Tiger of Heaven starts to back away from the dock, with the help of a small TUG BOAT at it's side. INT. BRIDGE - NIGHT ITO (in Japanese; subtitled) Have the galley send them something to drink. Collect them in a half hour. FIRST MATE (in Japanese; subtitled) Aye, Captain. First Mate departs. Ito sips his tea. INT. GALLEY - NIGHT The GALLEY CREW is preparing the evening meal. The HEAD CHEF is singing a SEA JAUNTY in Japanese as he tends to several flaming woks at once. First Mate enters, goes to a young POTATO PEELER, who has several TATTOOS up and down his bare arms. First Mate looks to Head Chef. FIRST MATE (in Japanese; subtitled) I need to borrow your man for a few minutes. HEAD CHEF (in Japanese; subtitled) Go! Go! (to Potato Peeler) Don't waste time! Come right back! Potato Peeler nods to Head Chef, then puts down his knife, takes off his apron, sets it on the counter. First Mate and Potato Peeler make their way to the… GALLEY STORAGE The two men gather what they need to take to Scott and Company. Glasses, ice, etc. Except instead of diet coke, Potato Peeler sets a POT OF TEA on the cart. First Mate inspects the cart, nods his approval. Then, he reaches into his pocket and pulls out a SWITCHBLADE KNIFE, snapping it open. FIRST MATE (in Japanese; subtitled) Be quick. Don't mess up. POTATO PEELER (in Japanese; subtitled) I will not let you down! FIRST MATE (in Japanese; subtitled) We will show the Warlord just how strong the Yakuza really are! INT. HOLDING ROOM - NIGHT Back in their own clothes, everyone is sitting on the crates. TATIA How long do you think it'll take us to reach Japan? ROBINSON I don't know. We'll have to ask our good friend the Captain at dinner. Scott rises, begins to inspect the room. ROBINSON What ya doin', Duke? SCOTT Taking inventory. Scott comes to a stack of crates marked "COD FISH IN DRY ICE". Nearby are smaller crates marked "AMMONIA". ROBINSON Looks like you found the smelly end of the store. SCOTT I think you beat me to it. Check out your chair. Robinson looks between his legs. The crate he's sitting on is marked "FERTILIZER". ROBINSON Oh, shit! SCOTT Right again, chief. OUTSIDE HOLDING ROOM Potato Peeler is rolling the cart towards the hatch. He stops at the entrance, RAPS sharply on the plating. HOLDING ROOM Scott crosses to the hatch, BANGS OUT a response. The hatch CLICKS, starts to open. Potato Peeler slowly makes his way into the hold with his cart. ROBINSON Thank you ,kind Sir. My partner and I have been at odds for several days concerning these beverages we are about to partake in. Scott goes to the hatch opening, peers out. He notices that the hatch can only be unlocked from the outside. He comes back to the group, which has gathered around the cart. ROBINSON Hey, it looks like the Captain let you down. SCOTT What do you mean? ROBINSON Look for yourself -- nothing but tea. SCOTT Tea?! Potato Peeler slides the switchblade knife out of his back pocket, opens it silently. SCOTT (to Potato Peeler) Hey, Jackson, this isn't what I ordered! Scott turns to Robinson. SCOTT (CONT) You did this on purpose! I can't believe you, man. You musta learned enough Japanese to tell Ito to give me this instead! Potato Peeler makes his move! Scott is closest to him, but he tries to get around to Tatia -- or Robinson. Scott wrestles with him, but he's intent on getting to the others. POTATO PEELER (to Scott -- in Japanese; subtitled) You are not important! Potato Peeler slashes out wildly, but finally Robinson and Scott subdue him. Tatia finds a length of rope, brings it over. Potato Peeler is quickly bound up. SCOTT (in Japanese; subtitled) Who sent you?! Potato Peeler doesn't answer. Scott grabs him by the collar, slams him hard against the bulkhead. SCOTT (in Japanese; subtitled) WHO SENT YOU?! Potato Peeler grins. He will not talk. TATIA Forget it. He isn't gonna say a word. Look at his arms. Scott studies the tattoos. TATIA (CONT) Yakuza -- Japanese mafia. Scott lets go of his collar. Potato Peeler smirks in defiance. TATIA (CONT) He's not so high up. He doesn't have that many tattoos. Robinson and Scott look at her. TATIA (CONT) The more tattoos they have, the higher their rank. He's been inside maybe a year. Probably trying to work his way up the ladder by kill- ing us. SCOTT We better get outta here. Someone is sure to check up on his work, especially if he's missing. TATIA You think Ito's in on it? ROBINSON I don't think Sam would have put us in his hands if she thought he was a threat. SCOTT Agreed. Robinson looks at Potato Peeler. ROBINSON What about him? SCOTT You could always give him the old "Vulcan Nerve Pinch". Robinson goes over to Potato Peeler, jokingly puts his hand on the nape of his neck. ROBINSON I was never any good at that, even when it was in fashion. Scott walks up to Potato Peeler. SCOTT No -- I guess not. (beat) Let me try. SOCKO! Scott K.O.'s Potato Peeler with a right to the jaw. He's out cold. SCOTT That's the way we did it in my neighborhood! OUTSIDE HOLDING ROOM The hatch opens a few inches. Robinson looks out. All clear. ROBINSON Okay. The three make their way from the holding room. Robinson closes the hatch, locks it. SCOTT Any idea which way the bridge is? ROBINSON Up. SCOTT The wonderfulness of you sense of direction. Robinson and Scott take the lead, Tatia a few feet behind them. ROBINSON (quietly) What was he yelling back there? SCOTT (quietly) He said I was not the important one. Robinson waits for Scott to elaborate on what that meant. Scott continues to walk ahead without looking back. C.U. ON ROBINSON - FLASHBACK He is remembering the attack at the airport. The Shady Characters grabbing Tatia. Her purse spilling out onto the floor. The cell phone spinning slowly to a stop. ROBINSON (V.O.) Give me your phone! TATIA (V.O.) What? ROBINSON (V.O.) Your cell phone! Give it to me! TATIA (V.O.) I don't have one… RESUME LIVE ACTION Robinson treads silently beside Scott. C.U. ON SCOTT - FLASHBACK Scott is thinking of what Tatia told him -- while replaying in his head the incident with the Silk Tie Vendor in the alley. Robinson putting the money in his pocket. TATIA (V.O.) Haven't you ever noticed that there are times when Kelly wanders off for a few minutes? Not much, and not often, but he leaves you out in public so he can make his drop…? RESUME LIVE ACTION The trio move quickly in silence until the come to a… LADDER ON THE BULKHEAD SCOTT The man said up, so up it is. They start to climb the ladder. UPPER DECK The fugitives exit the ladder and make their way forward. HOLDING ROOM From inside we SEE the hatch open slowly. First Mate looks in, surprised by what he sees. No dead bodies -- his would-be assassin bound up and out cold. FIRST MATE (in Japanese; subtitled) DAMMIT! SOMEWHERE ON THE UPPER DECKS Our heroes are hiding behind machinery to avoid being spotted by some passing CREWMEN. OUTSIDE HOLDING ROOM First Mate bursts out of the hold, runs to a WALL ALARM. With a hard SLAP he punches the button. BRIDGE The Crew is casually going about their business. Ito smiling as he puffs on his pipe and talks in Japanese to Helmsman. BRRING! BRRING! The alarm suddenly sounds. The Crew react immediately. Ito shouts orders in Japanese. SOMEWHERE ON THE UPPER DECKS With the element of surprise over, there is not much use in trying to remain unseen. ROBINSON C'mon! We have to get to Ito, now! They leave their hiding place, take off at a breakneck pace towards the bridge. SOMEWHERE AMIDSHIP First Mate is running madly, trying to find the escaped captives. He shouts to SEVERAL MEN in Japanese as he runs, ordering them to help him in his pursuit. MAIN DECK Robinson, Scott and Tatia have made it safely to the top. They discover they are aft of the vessel. SCOTT This way! They scramble onward. A beat later, First Mate and his Men come out of a hatch directly behind out heroes. It becomes a race towards the… BRIDGE The NAVIGATOR is on the intercom, trying to find out what the emergency is. The rear hatch suddenly FLIES OPEN! It's Robinson and Company, out of breath. SCOTT (panting) Captain…we were attacked…in the hold… Ito is visibly surprised by the news. First Mate and his Men spill into the bridge, very anxious. Blood in his eyes, First Mate makes a LUNGE at his targets… POW! POW! TWO GUN SHOTS RING OUT! Ito is holding a SMOKING REVOLVER! ITO Kobayashi. I should have known. He always was too impulsive for his own good. (in Japanese; subtitled) Throw this dog over the side. Take his accomplices below and tie them up. They will all pay for their stupidity. Ito's orders are carried out. ITO I am sorry. This should not have happened. The shadow of the Yakuza invades every area of our lives. SCOTT It's not your fault, Captain. He -- Ito turns the gun on them. ITO I suppose Kobayashi thought he could impress his master if he killed you before we turned you over in the morning. It hits them like a bomb! Ito has been in on this from the start. Slowly, they put their hands up. ITO (CONT) My debt to Sam-Than McLean is great. But my debt to the Warlord is greater. THE WARLORD! Robinson, Scott and Tatia each react to hearing his name. Now they know who they're really up against. Robinson and Scott give each other a look. This is beyond serious! ITO (in Japanese; subtitled) Return them below. Post a guard. We must deliver them safely. INT. GILMAN'S OFFICE - NIGHT Gilman is seated at his desk, signing papers. Kincaid enters. KINCAID We just got word. They never got off the plane in Hawaii. Gilman stops writing. GILMAN No sign of them at all? KINCAID We're not even sure if they left Hong Kong. Gilman rubs his tired eyes. GILMAN Okay…Send out sweeper. Check the ports, private planes -- anything. We don't need any more dead agents on our hands. INT. OUTSIDE HOLDING ROOM - NIGHT Robinson, Scott and Tatia are being led at gunpoint back to their jail. At the hatch, the dead body of Potato Peeler is being drug through the opening by a SAILOR. He paid the price for his decision. A man with a deed CHEEK SCAR motions for them to get into the hold. SCOTT In there? Cheek Scar yells at him in Japanese. SCOTT It's dark in there. Cheek Scar cocks his REVOLVER. SCOTT My eyes adjust real quick. As the trio enter the hold, Cheek Scar gives instructions to his men in Japanese. Scot listens intently. They aren't aware he understands them. Cheek Scar shoves Scott in, locks the hatch. HOLDING ROOM ROBINSON Well -- you blew it! SCOTT I blew it?! ROBINSON Yeah, you! If you would have just had the tea in the first place, none of this would have happened! TATIA Enough! I'm tired of you two mak- ing everything out to be a game! The Warlord is not a joke! He's very real, and very deadly. SCOTT How do you know so much about him? And the Yakuza, too? TATIA When the British pulled out of Hong Kong in '97, the first priority of the Chinese government was to get rid of the Warlord. He was the big- gest Triad boss the Orient had ever seen. He had his hand in everything. Drugs, prostitution, politicians, even the film industry. The Chinese thought if they could get rid of him, it would send a message to all the other Triad leaders. Make it easy for the government to take back Hong Kong. ROBINSON They tried to kill him? TATIA Um-hmm. But he was able to get out of Hong Kong alive. He escaped to Japan somewhere. Been running his operation patiently, biding his time until he can get back what he feels is rightly his. SCOTT Why does he want so many of our agents dead? TATIA The one's he's had killed were in a position to block his return. SCOTT He can't be crazy enough to think he could kill everyone who was in his way? TATIA No -- just make ops run behind schedule -- cause delays, make problems so he could get his men into position. Then, he'd come back to Hong Kong. ROBINSON How do the Yakuza fit in? TATIA He promised a percentage of all future dealings to any Japanese who would help him. The Yakuza fear he'll eliminate all their territories. SCOTT That still doesn't answer my question; how do you know so much about all this? TATIA (quiet) At the request of the British Prime Minister and the President of the United States, I was assign- ed to assist the Chinese government as a special operative. Both countries wanted the Warlord dead as badly as the Chinese. I left Greece -- infiltrated the Warlord's organization -- helped the Chinese try to get rid of him. They almost had him. But he didn't rise to power by being stupid. He discover- ed that there was someone on the inside -- got out before they could kill him. (beat) Looks like I got us all a death sentence. Robinson has been listening to Tatia -- stunned. It all makes sense to him now. SCOTT We're not dead yet. We still have a few hours before morning. We'll find a way to escape by then. Scott looks at Robinson. He's in a daze from the news he just heard. SCOTT (CONT) Right, Kel? Robinson snaps out of it. ROBINSON You get an "A" in "Stiff Upper Lip" again. EXT. WARLORD'S MANSION - GARDEN - NIGHT The Warlord is taking an evening stroll through his garden, with Head Gangster a few paces behind him. He stops at a flower, smells it's fragrance. He seems restless, edgy. INT. WARLORD'S MANSION - HALLWAY - NIGHT The Warlord enters through a set of glass doors. The elegant floors are highly polished marble. On the wall are several paintings -- each very beautiful in detail. With Head Gangster behind him, the Warlord goes into a… SIDE ROOM It's dark. With a CLICK the Warlord turns on the lights. Now we SEE the room's contents. It looks as though it is woman's bedroom, due to the many female touches that are present. CERAMIC DOLLS, HARLEQUIN MASKS, SOFT CURTAINS, DELICATE BED LINENS, etc. Crossing to a dresser, the Warlord picks up a framed PHOTOGRAPH, brings it nearer to study it. C.U. ON PHOTOGRAPH It is a candid picture of Tatia, somewhere in the Orient. She looks very happy, dressed in simple Asian garb. C.U. ON WARLORD He is deeply moved by the shot of Tatia. Whatever her relationship was to him, it's obvious that her face still stirs emotions in him. Placing the photograph back on the dresser, the Warlord picks up a long match. Striking it, he in turn lights a candle beside the picture. We stay CLOSE on the candle and photograph as the Warlord starts to exit the room. He turns out the lights with a CLICK. The candle shines dimly, framing the photograph in a soft, golden glow. EXT. OPEN SEA - TIGER OF HEAVEN - NIGHT An establishing shot of the vessel. INT. HOLDING ROOM - NIGHT Tatia is leaning up against a crate, eyes drooping. She's almost asleep. Scott is making another pass around the hold, trying to find anything that will help them escape. Robinson is sitting on the deck, trying to come to grips with what Tatia just told him. He looks to her now. She's fully asleep. ROBINSON (to himself) I always told you, you were part narcoleptic. C.U. ON TATIA Off this C.U. we… DISSOLVE TO: ROBINSON'S FLASHBACK EXT. ALONG THE GREECIAN SEASHORE - FILTERED - MAGIC HOUR This is the night Tatia told him she had to leave him behind. They are walking arm in arm along the shore, looking very much in love. They stop amid the rolling waves to look at the BEAUTIFUL SUNSET. TATIA There's nowhere on earth that has a sunset so breathtaking. They share a long, passionate kiss. The dim rays of daylight glows around them. ROBINSON I would give it all up, just to stay here with you, Tatia, my darling. His words bring a reaction to her face. She takes him by the hand. They continue their stroll. TATIA Is what we share real to you, Kelly? ROBINSON I've never felt so happy, or as in love as I have since we've been together, Tash. I think I'm finally ready… TATIA For what? ROBINSON You know…ready. To stop this mad business we're both in. To get my feet planted. Do something for once that doesn't put a target right here. He taps his finger to his forehead. ROBINSON (CONT) I think I've finally found what I've been waiting for. Robinson gently pulls Tatia to a stop, looks deeply into her eyes. She has trouble meeting his gaze. ROBINSON Tatia -- I want to-- She puts a finger to his lips. TATIA Kelly -- don't say what you're go- ing to say just yet. I have to tell you something first. Robinson nods. TATIA (CONT) I have never know a man like you. You're so warm, so handsome. You make me laugh until I cry some- times. If ever there was a man I could spend the rest of my life with, it's you. She can't continue. ROBINSON And…? TATIA Believe me -- I love you. ROBINSON I do believe you, Tash. TATIA Can you promise me that this love will last? Will you still feel this way in ten years? ROBINSON In ten thousand years. TATIA Then… (beat) Kelly, I can't stay with you any longer. I have to leave. It's a knife to his heart. ROBINSON Tash, what are you saying? I don't understand -- TATIA I have to go. Tomorrow morning. I have a new assignment. ROBINSON Where? TATIA I can't tell you. ROBINSON Then I'll go with you. Two agents are better then one. It's in the handbook somewhere. She shows a half smile. TATIA Kelly…dear Kelly…you know it isn't possible. Robinson is at a loss for words. He knows the rules of the game they play. ROBINSON Quit. TATIA What? ROBINSON Quit. Resign. Walk away. Don't take the job. We'll both quit. Move to Ohio. Have kids. Take them to school every day. A dog named -- TATIA Kelly, no! I can't! It's not easy for me to stand here and tell you this -- please -- ROBINSON You think it's any easier for me to stand here and listen?! Tash, I love you! You've become everything I'm about! TATIA And you to me, Kelly. ROBINSON (an edge to his voice) So how can you stand there and tell me that you have to go? That you're ready to just walk away from all that we share? His tone hurts her, but she matches his pitch. TATIA How can you do what we do and not understand? ROBINSON Because I've never had to -- leave someone like you. She takes his hand. TATIA If what you feel is real, I'll still be in your heart. In your soul. Always. Robinson jerks his hand from hers. ROBINSON Spare me the hearts and flowers, Tash. I'm not some kid that has a crush on you. You could get out of it if you really wanted to. What, you got bored with me? Or maybe I'm too much of a good time, is that it? Pain starts to fill her eyes. TATIA Oh, Kelly…how can you mean that? ROBINSON You don't even begin to know what it is I feel for you, lady. Let's go! Now! Save ourselves from the shit we have to deal with every day! Before we both wind up dead! Tears are flowing down her cheeks. TATIA (sobbing) Kelly -- I can't! (beat) I love you, Kelly… ROBINSON You love me, huh? She's crying uncontrollably. She really does love him, but there's no way out of her task. His next remark turns her stomach to ice and her face to stone. ROBINSON (voice shaking) The tears are a nice touch. They almost make me believe you. But, somehow, I just don't buy it, sweetheart. I just don't buy it at all. Robinson turns on his heel, marches away, leaving DEEP FOOTPRINTS in the sand. ROBINSON (V.O.) Pete Rose: third base. Ken Griffey: right field. Joe Morgan: second base. George Foster: left field. Tatia crumbles into a heap on the shore. ROBINSON (V.O. CONT) Johnny Bench: catcher. Tony Perez: first base. The incoming tide starts to ROLL OVER Robinson's footprints, erasing them from the sand. INT. HOLDING ROOM - NIGHT ROBINSON (CONT) Dave Concepcion: shortstop. Caesar Geronimo: center field. The Big Red Machine, ladies and gentlemen. The greatest team in the history of baseball. Robinson is looking at the sleeping figure of Tatia. He wonders if perhaps she is dreaming of that last moment together, too. Scott is still searching through the supplies. SCOTT What do you mean, the greatest team ever? ROBINSON Oh, come one now. Who could you possibly throw out as a better team then the Big Red Machine? SCOTT The 1980 Phillies! ROBINSON The Phillies?! Now I can die, 'cause I have truly heard every- thing. Give two good reasons. SCOTT Mike Schmidt and Steve Carlton. ROBINSON I didn't know Abbott and Costello played baseball. I thought they only did that "who's on first?" routine. SCOTT Mike Schmidt: 1980 -- lead the National League with 48 home runs and 121 R.B.I.'s. Was the M.V.P. in both the National League and the World Series -- which, by the way, the Phillies won that year. Schmitty is also one of only a handful of players to ever hit four home runs in a single game. ROBINSON That game went ten innings. It doesn't count. SCOTT Steve Carlton: 1980 -- lead the National League with 286 strikeouts. Won the Cy Young award. ROBINSON Steve Carlton: lifetime -- 244 career losses. 414 home runs allowed -- second only to Nolan Ryan on the all time list. Now, let us examine a real pitcher: Jack Billingham. Lowest E.R.A. in World Series history -- 0.36! That's lower then Babe Ruth, or even Sandy Sandy Koufax! The '75 World Series, game six -- the greatest game ever! SCOTT The Red Sox won that game in extra innings… ROBINSON The Reds still won the series. Swept the Yankees in '76. Pete Rose: N.L. record 44 game hitting streak and all-time hit leader with 4,256. SCOTT Signed the biggest free agent deal at that time with -- you guessed it, the Phillies! Scott has reached a PORTHOLE, opens it. ROBINSON I guess the only thing we can agree on is… ROBINSON & SCOTT Pete Rose! Scott LOOKS OUT the porthole. SCOTT'S P.O.V. There's a LAUNCH hanging over the railing, vary close to their location. Scott pulls his head inside, closes the porthole. He notices Tatia sleeping, and the way Robinson is looking at her. SCOTT You still love her, don't you? ROBINSON I don't know, Scotty. Things I said, things I did -- I wasn't very kind to her in the end. Now that I know why -- she probably hates me to this very day. I don't think it could ever be the same again. Scott starts to move some crates around, making noise. Tatia doesn't move a muscle. She's really out deep. SCOTT Is she okay? ROBINSON She can't hold her water, but she sleeps like a log. I don't know why she hasn't wet her pants yet. I never could wake her up. She can sleep through a bomb. SCOTT She better not sleep through this one. ROBINSON What…? Scott hold up his hand. We HEAR MOVEMENT O.S. The hatch unlocks with a CLICK. Cheek Scar peers in at them. Robinson WAVES. ROBINSON Hello there. SCOTT We were just talking about base- ball. Scott SEES that there are TWO GUARDS just outside. Cheek Scar looks for Tatia, SEES her sleeping in the corner. He laughs, then exits. The hatch CLICKS, locked again. Scott checks his watch. SCOTT Okay, it's seventeen after. We've got one hour. ROBINSON One hour for what? SCOTT When they posted the guards, my friend with the scar told them he'd be back every hour to check on us. that gives us enough time. ROBINSON To make a bomb? SCOTT You got it, man. ROBINSON Beautiful, beautiful! SCOTT Gimme a hand over here. Robinson crosses to Scott's location. SCOTT (CONT) Find a small crate, or box, about the size of a phone book. Empty it out. Then bust open the cod fish. ROBINSON We're gonna make a cod fish bomb? SCOTT I need the dry ice. You can keep cod fish. Robinson goes about finding the proper box. He finds one, holds it up for Scott to see. SCOTT Perfect. Put it over there. Now get the dry ice. Scott has been working on getting the fertilizer open. SCOTT Outside, almost directly above us is a launch. It looks pretty tame, but I'm willing to bet that Ito has done his fair share of smuggling over the years. Those are probably heavy duty engines under the hood. If we can blow the door when they open it in another hour, we got a pretty good chance at making it to the launch and getting off the ship. ROBINSON The wonderfulness of your chemical expertise. Scott has put some fertilizer into the empty box. Robinson opens the cod fish crate, thinking. ROBINSON One question, Mr. Wizard: how are we gonna detonate this masterpiece? SCOTT Take out a cigarette. Robinson looks surprised, but does it anyway. Scott looks at his watch. SCOTT When I tell you, light it and take one drag. Robinson puts it in his mouth, pulls out a book of matches. SCOTT (CONT) Now. Robinson strikes the match, lights the cigarette, takes a single inhale. SCOTT (CONT) Let it burn until I tell you. Robinson takes it from his mouth, holds it outwards from his body. ROBINSON Cod fish and cigarettes. Sounds like an episode of "Mannix" or something. Scott brings the crate of cod fish over to the box filled with fertilizer. Quickly, he takes several blocks of dry ice out and puts them in the box. Robinson -- still clutching the cigarette -- watches his partner go to town. FIVE MINUTES LATER Scott has finished with the dry ice. He's checking his watch. SCOTT Give it here. And give me a new one. Robinson hands them over as Scott requested. Scott holds both side by side. He makes a MARK WITH HIS FINGERNAIL on the new cigarette, equal to the distance the old one has burned down to. Then he stubs out the smoldering butt, tosses it to the deck, hands the new one to Robinson SCOTT Here, don't lose it. That's our timer. Scott goes over to the ammonia, opens the small crate. He takes a couple of bottles out, starts to pour them over the dry ice and fertilizer. The odor is strong. It wakes Tatia up. TATIA What's for dinner? Something smells awful. She gets up, goes over to check it out. TATIA What's that? SCOTT We have just boxed up a substance, the constituents of which -- even as we stand here at this very moment -- are being acted upon by heaping dashes of ammonia at ten degrees centigrade. Thus, generat- ing a highly combustible gas. It may not blow the door down, but it should cause enough smoke and fire so that we can get outta here. Robinson smiles at his partner. ROBINSON My man! Isn't my man a real piece of work? Scott grins, embarrassed. SCOTT If we had some chicken and rice I'd make stir fry. INT. GILMAN'S OFFICE - NIGHT Gilman and Kincaid are getting ready to call it a night. They both look tired, disheveled. They've been giving it all they've got. A KNOCK on the door. Gilman buzzes them in. A JUNIOR CLERK steps in, carrying a sheet of paper. JUNIOR CLERK Here you go, Sirs. The latest report. Junior Clerk hands it to Gilman. GILMAN Thank you. Junior Clerk exits. KINCAID Well? GILMAN (looking it over) Nothing. Not a trace. KINCAID They're the best. When they want to vanish -- they vanish. GILMAN I can't believe they'd stay in Hong King. Figure they'd try to get some- place safe until they could find out who the opposition is. KINCAID Would you wanna know who you were up against? GILMAN In this case -- no way. (beat) Contact Japan. Get some men to the Warlord's compound. There's a good chance we'll have to take him out if they do end up there. KINCAID I'm on it. INT. HOLDING ROOM - NIGHT Tatia is seated by herself in a corner. Scott is looking over the contents of his home made bomb. Robinson slowly walks over to Tatia. ROBINSON Can I sit down? She looks up at him, doesn't respond for a beat. Then she nods her head YES. Robinson sits beside her -- careful not to get too close. ROBINSON Tash…I'm sorry. I didn't know… TATIA Well now you do. Does that revela- tion do anything to shake up that heart of yours? He hangs his head in shame. He knows those were the same words he said to her. ROBINSON Even if it wouldn't make a difference -- yes it does. It makes all the difference in the world now. TATIA Now. ROBINSON I was just -- so in love with you. I didn't believe anything would ever come between us. Not the job, nothing. I was so convinced in my mind that we were going to be together -- it just killed me. TATIA Do you really think I wanted to leave you? He shakes his head NO. TATIA (CONT) Kelly, we were in paradise. You were my life. How could I tell the President I wanted to stay on the beach, drinking ouzo, making love to the most beautiful man I'd ever known? I don't think he'd have taken it very well. ROBINSON I know. TATIA If you had been willing to under- stand, Kelly. I mean, I really thought you would. We have the same boss, right? I would have told you everything as soon as I could -- filled you in -- when it was time. I was trying to get you to see that. I never wanted it to end, Kelly. (beat) But it did. Scott has been keeping his head turned, pretending to be busy. But he's heard every word. ROBINSON Tash…back in the restaurant. You told me you didn't have a phone. TATIA I didn't. ROBINSON I saw it when we were attacked at the airport. It fell out of your purse. TATIA Well, Kelly, when you leave your phone at home to charge, you can't bring it along on a date, can you? I thought I wouldn't need it. I didn't see you with one, either. Since when is it required in Hong Kong to have one at all times? Robinson is dejected. He really believes she is telling the truth. But in his head, he knows she is marked by his superiors as a traitor. He still has to bring in, no matter what. Scott looks as if he doubts her story. At least parts of it. He checks his watch. SCOTT Listen, we got maybe eight minutes before that door opens again. Let's get going. Scott walks to the bomb, takes a look at it. SCOTT Kel, give me that cigarette I marked. And those matches, too. Robinson reaches into his pocket, hands both items over to Scott. SCOTT (CONT) This is set to burn for five minutes. We'll light it, and hope they're punctual. He takes out a match, then puts the cigarette into the book of matches. Holding onto the single match, he puts the crude fuse on top of the bomb, trying to find the best spot for it. SCOTT We'll need some cover for when this thing blows. ROBINSON Tash, help me move some of these crates. Robinson and Tatia go about moving the crates into position to protect them from the blast. Scott is watching them. Suddenly, he gets an idea. He says something quickly to Tatia in Cantonese. She looks at him, confused by his question. TATIA Your name is Scotty -- why? SCOTT Sorry -- I was thinking out loud. I meant to tell you to leave some space between those two. TATIA Oh, okay. Scott has just made a powerful observation. Robinson has moved the last crate into position. ROBINSON How's this, Scotty? SCOTT Good. Now, pay attention; when the door opens, even if that thing hasn't popped, stay put. It all depends on the diversion it will create. Once it blows, run like the the wind. Head for the ladder, and go straight up. The launch is right above us. TATIA How many guards were out there? SCOTT I saw two. With Scar Face, that'll make at least three. ROBINSON One a piece. (to Tatia) Can you take one out? TATIA Just watch me. Robinson smiles. SCOTT Everybody grab a weapon if you can. Scott looks at his watch. SCOTT (CONT) Find some cover. I'm gonna light it. Robinson and Tatia move behind the crates. Scott lights the match, pulls the cigarette out of the book of matches, puts it in his mouth and takes a puff. Once it's lit, he places it back into the match book, then puts the match book back into the boxed up bomb. He takes one last look at the device, then moves into position by the hatch. SCOTT Good luck, everyone. With that, he scrambles into a hiding place. Robinson and Tatia are hidden side by side, opposite Scott. Robinson looks at her. ROBINSON We'll get out of this, Tash. He takes her hand. TATIA I know we will, Kelly. The gaze at each other for a beat, then share a brief but passionate kiss. Scott glances at his… WATCH It reads fifteen minutes past the hour. OUTSIDE HOLDING ROOM The Two Guards are in place beside the hatch, smoking cigarettes, talking casually. They both have AUTOMATIC RIFLES slung over their shoulders, and PISTOLS tucked into their belts. HOLDING ROOM SCOTT'S WATCH Now it's seventeen past the hour. SCOTT (O.S.) Okay -- any time now. OUTSIDE HOLDING ROOM Cheek Scar is walking towards the hatch, looking like he may have had one too many in the last hour. CHEEK SCAR (in Japanese; subtitled) No trouble? Both Guards shake their heads NO. Cheek Scar smiles, pulls a FLASK from his pocket. He opens it, takes a sip, offers it to them. They smile, take a drink in turn. They begin to talk in Japanese, laughing, drinking. HOLDING ROOM Something's wrong. The hatch should have opened up by now. Any second the bomb will go off! Scott thinks madly for a minute, then bolts up from his hiding spot. He goes over to the hatch, starts BANGING on it. OUTSIDE HOLDING ROOM Cheek Scar hears the banging, pays it no attention. He takes another drink. HOLDING ROOM SCOTT (in Japanese; subtitled) HEY! There's a fire in here! He pounds HARDER. OUTSIDE HOLDING ROOM SCOTT (behind hatch) (in Japanese; subtitled) I'm not kidding! You want the War- lord to find out we died because of you? There's a fire inside! You better get us out now! HOLDING ROOM Scott stops banging, ducks behind the crates -- JUST IN TIME! BABOOM! THE BOMB EXPLODES! OUTSIDE HOLDING ROOM The men HEAR A MUFFLED EXPLOSION! A second later, SMOKE starts to filter out from around the hatch seam. Cheek Scar looks worried! He thinks of what Scott just said. Fear of retaliation from the Warlord spurs him into action. CHEEK SCAR (in Japanese; subtitled) Open it up! Now! The Two Guards do as they're told. The hatch swings open. SMOKE AND FLAMES billow out all around them. They dash into… HOLDING ROOM SMOKE AND FIRE EVERYWHERE! Cheek Scar and the Guards try their best to find the captives. POW! Robinson K.O.'s a Guard! He takes his rifle and pistol. Tatia is engaged with the other Guard! She's easily losing the match. Robinson fires the pistol! Hits his target! The other Guard drops to the deck! Dead! Scott is left with Cheek Scar. Even being a little tipsy, Cheek Scar is no push over. He looks like he knows all of Jackie Chan's moves by heart! Scott gives him a terrific contest, but it appears that Cheek Scar will be the Victor. Robinson dives into action! He and Scott double team Cheek Scar, but without much luck. Tatia goes to the dead Guard, takes the PISTOL from his belt. She turns to the fight before her. It's difficult for her to see clearly amid the fire and smoke, but she takes aim -- fires -- POW! POW! Cheek Scar drops -- very dead. SCOTT Thanks… Between the three of them, they gather up all the weapons. ROBINSON COME ON! OUTSIDE HOLDING ROOM From the smoking hatch, our heroes dash out! They retrace their earlier path to the… LADDER SCOTT Up two decks! They make their way up the ladder. HOLDING ROOM The flames have finally caused the FIRE ALRAM to go off! ON LADDER - UPPER DECK As the trio make their way, the fire alarm RINGS! ROBINSON Terrific! SCOTT Keep moving! We're almost there! BRIDGE Ito is very pissed to have to go through this again. He grabs the intercom mic. ITO (in Japanese; subtitled) Attention! Attention! The prison- ers are to be taken alive! I repeat, they are to be taken alive! Do not shoot to kill! Do not shoot to kill! VARIOUS DECKS CREW MEN scramble to try and find the escapees. STARBOARD SIDE Robinson and Company have finally made it to where the LAUNCH is. Robinson tries to release the lever, but it's jammed! It won't drop! TATIA What's wrong? ROBINSON I can't get it to drop! It's jammed on top! We have to untie it before we're seen! As if to punctuate his statement, MACHINE GUN FIRE EXPLODES AT THEIR FEET! Robinson pulls his rifle from his shoulder, returns fire! Tatia takes her pistol, opens fire as well! Scott tries his best to untie the lines, but it's tough when you're dodging live ammo! SCOTT Get inside! Both of you! ROBINSON NO WAY! Robinson lets another few blasts erupt from his rifle. Tatia has jumped into the launch. She takes a quick look around -- IGNITION SWITCH -- THROTTLE -- she can handle this rig. SCOTT Jump in! We'll shoot out the lines and let 'er drop! ROBINSON Okay! They bound into the launch, rounds just missing them! ROBINSON (to Tatia) START IT! She hit's the ignition switch. The motor ROARS to life. SCOTT NOW, KEL! POW! POW! POW! POW! They each take a pulley out with their rifles! WOOSH! The launch drops like a brick! WATER flies everywhere. SPLASH! They hit the surface at full speed! With a lurch, they shoot forward violently! FROM THE STARBOARD RAIL Crew Men lean over the side, firing at the launch's motor. ON THE LAUNCH Robinson and Scott return fire as best they can as rounds PING off the engine casing. In a few seconds they are out of reach of Ito's men. Tatia looks behind her at Robinson and Scott. TATIA Kelly -- you okay? Scotty? Either of you catch a round? ROBINSON I'm okay. Scotty? SCOTT Not a scratch. They look at each other -- THEY DID IT! Nervous laughter spills out. Scott heads up to Tatia. SCOTT Thanks for making that shot back there. I don't know if I could have taken him. TATIA It's okay, Scotty. Any time. Scott notices the way she handles the launch. SCOTT You sure know how to sail this thing. TATIA That was part of my cover with the Warlord. I did a lot of weapons running for him. SCOTT You have any idea where we're at? Can you get us someplace safe for a while? TATIA I think we're about twenty minutes from a drop point I used to use. We can head there and check it out. SCOTT Good enough. Scott takes the pistol from the seat beside Tatia. He checks the clip, slaps it back into the grip. With a sullen look, he heads back to… ROBINSON who is checking out the motor casing for any damage. He's bent over, back to Scott. ROBINSON (over his shoulder) We're in luck, man. Those guys were lousy shots. Not a nick. (turning) So, what's the plan…? He SEES Scott pointing the pistol straight at him! SCOTT Turn you over to Gilman. Robinson is stunned! SCOTT (CONT) Lose the hardware, Kel. Robinson tosses his rifle and pistol over to Scott's feet. Scott bends down, picks them up -- keeping Robinson in his sights the whole time. Tatia sees what's going on. She puts her head down on the steering wheel, pain on her face. A beat. Then, she lifts her head and continues to watch. SCOTT (to Tatia) Just stay up there. Get us to shore. I'll take care of the rest. ROBINSON You gotta be outta your mind, Jack. SCOTT I don't think so. It took me a while, but I finally put the pieces together. You tipped us off in the alley. Probably set us up with Sam-Than, as well. That was your idea to go to her. (beat) How long have you been on the take? Two years? Three? ROBINSON You think I'm the leak? Is that it? SCOTT Tell him, Tatia. Tell him what you told me. Tatia can't respond. SCOTT She saw it all. In Gilman's office. Right before we got into this mess. Tell him about the files they've been keeping on him. TATIA (quiet) It's true, Kelly. You were the assignment -- from the start. ROBINSON You too, huh? Played me twice. Well you're batting 1.ooo, Tash. SCOTT Too bad her name isn't Pete Rose. ROBINSON More like Tokyo Rose. SCOTT Not everyone can be a free agent. Some of us are still team players. Robinson and Scott exchange a deep look. Scott cocks the hammer on the pistol, points it at Robinson. Dejected, Robinson slumps down onto the deck. Tatia takes a last look at them, then continues to sail the launch towards the shore. HIGH ABOVE The launch jets into the distance as the SUN BEGINS TO RISE. EXT. SECLUDED COVE - DAY The launch is making it's way down a narrow channel. Tatia throttles back the engine as she guides them slowly, looking around the area. TATIA This is it. There's a cave up ahead. SCOTT You think someone's inside? TATIA I doubt it. We never used a drop more then once or twice. We SEE a CAVE OPENING in front of us. Robinson looks to Scott, who still has the pistol trained on him. Tatia turns the engine off, lets the launch drift until it stops on a SMALL BEACH AREA. TATIA Let me check it out just in case. Tatia alights, makes her way towards the cave. Robinson looks hard at his partner. ROBINSON You sure you wanna play it like this? SCOTT It's the only way to go. INSIDE THE CAVE Tatia is cautiously making her way through the mouth of the cave. There is enough light coming in for us to see that the small chamber is deserted. A few shelves still stand against the cave walls. BROKEN MUNITIONS CRATES lie scattered on the ground. Quickly, she searches the crates in hopes of finding a weapon. They're all empty. She SEES some boxes on the shelves, goes over to them. All that's inside are M.R.E.'s. She checks the date -- they haven't expired yet. CAVE OPENING Tatia appears, carrying a box of M.R.E.'s. She brings them to the launch, sets them on the deck. TATIA Cleaned out. But I found these. They're still good. Scott picks one up, inspects it. SCOTT M.R.E. U.S. Army issue. He tosses it to Robinson. SCOTT (CONT) Eat up. Tatia gets back into the launch, grabs one for herself. Scott looks at the pistol in his hand. SCOTT (to Tatia) Here. You might need this. He hands her the pistol. She takes it without hesitation. He pulls the other pistol from his belt. TATIA Thanks. She heads to the cockpit, tears into her M.R.E. Scott takes one for himself. They all share an unhappy breakfast. TEN MINUTES LATER Everyone has finished eating. Robinson is pacing the deck. ROBINSON Listen, I hate to make such an unusual request, but Mother Nature is paging me at this time. Scott slings a rifle from his shoulder. The other rifle is still strapped to his back. He tucks the pistol into his belt. SCOTT Okay. Let's go. Slowly. Robinson jumps over the side, followed by Scott. They start towards a mound of rocks. Tatia watches them for a beat, then looks down at the pistol in her lap. Another beat. Then, she takes it in hand, ROBINSON AND SCOTT are walking towards us. Robinson looks out of the corner of his eye, trying to catch a glimpse behind him. Scott has a rifle trained on him. TATIA slowly raises the pistol into firing position. ROBINSON AND SCOTT continue at a steady pace -- backs still to Tatia. TATIA'S P.O.V. She's SIGHTING SCOTT in the back of the head. SCOTT knows it's coming. ROBINSON is sweating heavily. TATIA has Scott dead to rights. C.U. ON PISTOL She COCKS THE HAMMER A beat. SQUEEZES THE TRIGGER… CLICK! IT'S EMPTY! ROBINSON AND SCOTT both HEAR the CLICK. Robinson closes his eyes. There can be no doubt anymore. TATIA tries to fire again. CLICK! CLICK! It hits her -- SHE WAS SET UP! ROBINSON AND SCOTT turn to face Tatia. They all exchange EYE CONTACT. TATIA stands for a beat. Then -- jumps behind the wheel and starts the engine! ROBINSON AND SCOTT react just as swift. Scott throws Robinson a rifle, and they race towards the launch. Robinson tries to draw a bead on her while he is running. It looks as if he's ready to close the book on her right now! SCOTT What are you doing? ROBINSON I'm trying to stop her! SCOTT We gotta bring her in alive! Tatia has gotten the launch up to speed, makes a sharp turn -- which sends a LARGE WAKE in their direction. Temporarily blinded, Robinson can't take a shot. With nothing in her way, Tatia heads down the short channel leading top the open sea. BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! FROM ABOVE, MACHINE GUN FIRE ERUPTS! SAND ERUPTS AROUND THEIR FEET! VROOM! A CHOPPER DIVES DOWN ON THEM! THERE'S A MACHINE GUNNER HANGING OVER THE SIDE, LETTING ROUNDS FLY FAST! Robinson and Scott scramble for cover! Tatia looks around, SEES the chopper pull around in her direction. WATER SPLASHES UP as gunfire comes close to striking the launch. Robinson and Scott drop to the sand, open fire on the chopper. Tatia turns the wheel sharply, trying her best to stay a moving target. She's almost to the channel opening. AT THE OPENING TWO CIGARETTE BOATS pull up from wither side, blocking her escape! ROBINSON AND SCOTT SEE the boats cutting her off. They stop firing. FROM THE CIGARETTE BOATS Several ARMED MEN train AK-74's on her. THE MACHINE GUNNER has stopped firing, and the chopper circles around towards… ROBINSON AND SCOTT Looking at each other, the two spys drop their weapons, raise their hands. HIGH ABOVE We SEE the chopper land near Robinson and Scott. TWO ARMED CHOPPER CREWMEN get out, quickly take them into custody. With force, our heroes are shoved into the chopper, which wastes no time in becoming airborne again. INSIDE THE CHOPPER Robinson and Scott are seated in the center of the holding compartment -- with AK-74's covering them from every angle. SCOTT I guess we're about to meet our host. ROBINSON What makes you think so? SCOTT Just a hunch. Scott looks out the open side door. Below he SEES… TATIA being helped into one of the cigarette boats. OPEN SKY The chopper ZOOMS OFF, headed north. EXT. WARLORD'S MANSION - GARDEN - DAY The Warlord is seated at an elegant glass table, sipping a cup of tea. TWO GUARDS are behind him. Head Gangster rushes to the table, slightly out of breath. WARLORD (in Cantonese; subtitled) Yes…? HEAD GANGSTER (in Cantonese; subtitled) My lord, the two American agents will be here within half an hour. WARLORD (in Cantonese; subtitled) At last. Have them brought to my the moment they arrive. And the woman? HEAD GANGSTER (in Cantonese; subtitled) She is safe. WARLORD (in Cantonese; subtitled) Excellent. (beat) Well done, my servant. Head Gangster smiles quickly, sighs. He knew trouble was headed his way if he failed this time. The Warlord sips his tea, thinking. WARLORD (in Cantonese; subtitled) Prepare my wardrobe. I will look appropriate for our guests. HEAD GANGSTER (in Cantonese; subtitled) Yes, my lord. INT. CHOPPER - DAY Robinson and Scott have tried their best to get their bearings by sneaking a look through the glass. The Armed Chopper Crewmen aren't anxious to let them have a peek. CREWMAN #1 (in Japanese; subtitled) Eyes forward. Robinson ignores him, cranes his neck to get a better look. Crewman #1 points his AK-74 at him. CREWMAN #1 (in Japanese; subtitled) Eyes forward! Robinson puts one finger into the tip of the barrel, gently pushes it aside. ROBINSON What did he say? SCOTT Something about your manhood. ROBINSON No! Now, see here, Sir… Scott puts a hand on his friend's shoulder. SCOTT Do me a favor -- let it go. Right now, his gun is bigger then yours. ROBINSON If it'll make you feel better -- SCOTT Beyond measure. EXT. OPEN SKY - DAY The chopper thunders overhead. In the distance, we SEE it is headed straight for… THE WARLORD'S MANSION The chopper circles over a HELIPAD -- finally coming to rest on the "H" in the center. Immediately, ARMED GANGSTERS rush in from all sides. The chopper doors open. Robinson and Scott step out from either side. ARMED GANGSTER #1 waves his AK-74 towards the mansion. ARMED GANGSTER #1 (in Cantonese; subtitled) This way! Go! Slowly, Robinson and Scott tread towards the entrance. INT. WARLORD'S MANSION - HALLWAY - DAY At gunpoint, the duo march down the highly polished floor. They observe the objects that adorn the walls. ROBINSON Who says crime doesn't pay? They round a corner, stop in front of a LARGE SET OF DOORS. Armed Gangster #1 opens the doors, ushers them into the… WARLORD'S STUDY The room is dimly lit -- especially for so early in the day. TWO CHAIRS sit facing a DESK. A HIGH BACK SWIVEL CHAIR is behind the desk, turned so we can't see who is occupying it. Robinson and Scott walk to the chairs, stand on either side of them. The high back chair slowly turns, revealing the Warlord. He's dressed elegantly. Taking his time sizing them up, he looks from one to the other. Finally, he speaks. WARLORD (perfect English) Sit. Please. After a beat, they sit. The Warlord CLAPS HIS HANDS. In a flash, SEVERAL SERVANTS enter the study, rolling in carts of food and drink. The carts are set before Robinson, Scott and the Warlord. WARLORD I have always enjoyed a late break- fast. Or an early lunch, if you prefer. You are just in time to join me. SCOTT No thanks. I make it a rule to never eat after I've been dodging gunfire and flying around in a helicopter with ten AK-74's up my nose. Call me picky. WARLORD The choice is yours. The Warlord begins to eat. WARLORD My chef is quite good. It is a shame to let such a delicious meal go to waste. Neither of them move. WARLORD (CONT) As you wish. The Warlord continues to devour his food, obviously savoring it. Robinson and Scott look at one another, wondering how long the game will go on. WARLORD Mr. Kelly Robinson. Mr. Alexander Scott. You present a very delicate problem. What are we to do with you? ROBINSON Give us all the water we can carry and let us wander into the desert? SCOTT The Ten Commandments was on cable last week. It's his favorite movie. WARLORD Levity is not my forte, gentlemen. I would caution you to govern your tongues when in my presence. Head Gangster enters the study, goes to the Warlord's side, whispers in his ear. The Warlord nods, then waves Head Gangster off. As Head Gangster walks to the rear of the study, he takes a long look at Robinson, smirks to himself. WARLORD Back to your dilemma. What is to be done with you? I am a businessman, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Scott. I deal in trade all the time. Drugs for weapons -- currency for political favors -- the options are endless. Everything has a value. Everything has a price. (beat) At what price do you value your lives? Both remain silent. WARLORD The hard sell, I see. There is no question as to whether you will leave here or not. The only ques- tion is if I will let you live. And then for how long? Two men of your station could do quite well within these walls. Information is a commodity like any other I deal in. I always have use for what you could provide. The study doors open. Robinson and Scott hear FOOTSTEPS slowly walking in their direction. WARLORD I have two things you want. The first being each of your lives. The second being Miss Loring. Tatia walks up to the Warlord's side. She's wearing a beautiful Asian dress. The Warlord extends a hand -- she takes it. Robinson's stomach hit's the floor. WARLORD (CONT) I'm afraid there is little hope of your achieving either. However, I am willing to give you time to present an offer to me in exchange for your lives. Consider this, gentlemen. It is the only time I will extend this arrangement. Head Gangster walks to the chairs, holds his hand out, ordering them to get up and leave. Robinson and Scott share a glance, then stand up. As they depart the study, Robinson and Tatia have a moment of STONE COLD EYE CONTACT. HALLWAY They are led through the doors by Head Gangster. Sullenly, they walk down the corridor. STUDY Tatia walks behind the chair, comes to the Warlord's side, sits in his lap. WARLORD It is good to have you in my presence again. TATIA I've missed you… She starts to run her hand up his arm. Striking like a snake, he GRABS IT QUICKLY, holds it with an iron grip. WARLORD Is that why you fled without a word, like a thief in the night? TATIA I was afraid I would be compromised by spending so much time here. I didn't want to draw attention to you or your operation by going back and forth from Hong Kong so much. The Warlord tightens his grip. Tatia winces. WARLORD You already were compromised! Your agency knew you were working for me. The safest place to stay would have been here, where I could have protected you! His fingers dig into her skin. She lets out a moan, drops to her knees. TATIA Please… WARLORD You tried to leave me, Orchid. Surely by now you realize that you are my prized possession. The most beautiful flower in my garden… TATIA Let me go -- you're hurting me… WARLORD Never again will you leave this place. HALLWAY - BY GLASS DOORS Head Gangster stops to look out the doors. There is a lot of ACTIVITY going on in the yard. Armed Gangsters are running back and forth. Armed Gangster #1 rushes into the hallway, runs to Head Gangster. They talk very fast in Cantonese, with Head Gangster looking grim at the message he hears. He turns Robinson and Scott over to Armed Gangster #1, then starts back to the Warlord's study. SCOTT Something's going on. ROBINSON Yeah. I wonder what. Armed Gangster #1 orders them to keep walking. They continue down the hallway, until they come to a… SET OF DOORS The servants quarters are located in this section of the Warlord's mansion -- which is positioned in the rear of the house. Armed Gangster #1 opens a door, waves his rifle, motions for them to enter. Slowly they shuffle in. Armed Gangster #1 closes the door, then SLIDES A BOLT INTO A LATCH. They are locked in from the outside. Satisfied that the door's secure, he walks away. INSIDE SERVANT QUARTERS The duo make a quick inspection of their surroundings. A simple room -- bed, table with one chair. Not much else. A WINDOW gives them a view of the YARD. SCOTT Nothing? ROBINSON Mother Hubbard had better digs then this place. Robinson checks the window. It's locked. He SEES the commotion going on in the yard. ROBINSON Come 'ere for a second. Scott crosses to the window, gazes at the scene. SCOTT They're worried about something. Robinson doesn't comment. Scott studies him. SCOTT I'm sorry, Kel. ROBINSON For what? SCOTT You know -- I wish it would have turned out differently. Robinson looks at his friend. ROBINSON The only thing that matters now is grabbing her and then getting the hell outta Dodge. STUDY Head Gangster bursts into the room, surprised to see the Warlord almost breaking Tatia's arm. His entrance causes the Warlord to snap out of his rage -- which he now transfers to Head Gangster. WARLORD (in Cantonese; subtitled) What do you want?! HEAD GANGSTER (in Cantonese; subtitled) I beg your forgiveness, Master. We just received word that the Americans are preparing to invade the mansion. The Warlord release his grip on Tatia. She quickly separates herself from him, heads towards the door. WARLORD (in Cantonese; subtitled) Make the necessary arrangements. The Warlord notices Tatia trying to slip out of the room. WARLORD (in Cantonese; subtitled) Take her to her quarters. Post a guard. Head Gangster grabs her by the elbow, starts to force her out of the room. WARLORD (in Cantonese; subtitled) When she is safe, return with your top men. HEAD GANGSTER (in Cantonese; subtitled) Yes, my lord. Tatia stares daggers at the Warlord. He is not moved by her actions. He starts to shuffle some papers around his desk. TATIA'S ROOM Head Gangster throws the door open violently, shoves her inside. She lands very violently on the floor. From the door, we SEE him give instructions to a POSTED GUARD. HEAD GANGSTER (in Cantonese; subtitled) If she gives you any trouble, call me at once. POSTED GUARD (in Cantonese; subtitled) Yes, Sir! WARLORD'S STUDY - FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER The Warlord's TOP MEN are standing around the room, holding rifles, two way radios, etc. They're all business. Head Gangster is pacing the floor, while the Warlord sits behind his desk. HEAD GANGSTER (in Cantonese; subtitled) The Americans will be here shortly. Their goal will be to take the agents and the woman. They must not enter the compound. TOP MAN #! (in Cantonese; subtitled) Where are the two being kept? HEAD GANGSTER (in Cantonese; subtitled) Locked in the servant's quarters. TOP MAN #2 Perhaps we should move them below. it is more secure. Head Gangster looks to the Warlord. WARLORD (in Cantonese; subtitled) Agreed. It will be harder to find them there if the American's do enter the mansion. (beat) The two agents must be kept alive at all costs. If we are over come, they will be our only means of negotiation. HEAD GANGSTER (in Cantonese; subtitled) Everyone, to you positions. (to TOP MAN #3) You, come with me. Top Man #3 jumps to attention. TOP MAN #3 (in Cantonese; subtitled) Yes, Sir! Head Gangster and all the Top Men exit the study. The Warlord sits in silence, pondering his fate. TATIA'S ROOM She is pounding on the door, trying to get Posted Guard to open it. TATIA Open this door! I have to see the Warlord! Nothing. She bangs harder. TATIA I mean business, buddy! Open this damn door before I break it down! OUTSIDE TATIA'S ROOM Posted Guard listens to her ranting. She's still pounding violently. TATIA (behind door) I know what the Americans are up to! I have to tell the Warlord! Posted Guard has heard enough. He remembers what Head Gangster told him, sets off to tell his superior. BASEMENT CELL A dark room -- possibly an old wine cellar. It has been converted to suit a man like the Warlord: reinforced walls, steel bars over the windows, etc. Not much of a chance for a prisoner to break out of this place. The door opens, Robinson and Scott are pushed into the cell by Head Gangster. With all he's been through, Robinson is almost at his breaking point. ROBINSON Care to try that again on this side of the door? Heag Gangster coolly walks over to Robinson, looks him straight in the eye. HEAD GANGSTER Ordinarily, I'd have no problem with it. But right now, I'm a little busy. Perhaps later? ROBINSON I'll be counting the minutes. Head Gangster sarcastically pats Robinson on the cheek several times. HEAD GANGSTER High noon, cowboy? Isn't that what they say in your American movies? ROBINSON I was always partial to Dirty Harry myself. He didn't care what time is was when he wanted to kick the shit outta someone. Head Gangster smiles, gives Robinson one last pat on the cheek. Then he exits, bolting the door behind him. OUTSIDE THE CELL Head Gangster still has a smug grin plastered on his mug as Posted Guard runs up to him. POSTED GUARD (in Cantonese; subtitled) Sir! The woman is causing a disturb- ance in her room. Please make sure that she is not in trouble. The mention of Tatia causing a problem makes him forget his exchange with Robinson. He nods, then follows Posted Guard to her room. EXT. WOODED AREA - DAY A group of U.S. SPECIAL FORCES is preparing to mount their invasion of the Warlord's mansion. They are dressed in fatigues. The LEADER is listening to instructions and talking on a HEADSET with a MICROPHONE attached to it. The Special Forces soldiers are loading clips into M-16's, checking tracking equipment, etc. When they're all set, they, look at Leader -- awaiting final orders. LEADER Confirmed! Invasion is a go! Move out! Immediately, the Special Forces split into two groups and scramble into TWO HUMMERS. The Hummers' engines ROAR to life, and the Special Forces pull out. INT. TATIA'S ROOM - DAY She's sitting on the floor, back to the door. She gave up on pounding and just sat down where she was. We HEAR a KEY turning in the lock. Tatia jumps off the floor, ready to spring into action. Head Gangster opens the door, steps in with Posted Guard right behind him. Posted Guard closes the door. HEAD GANGSTER What's troubling you, Miss Loring? TATIA I have to see the Warlord. It's very important that I speak to him. HEAD GANGSTER Why? TATIA I can give him some information that will help him when the Americans get here. HEAD GANGSTER Tell me. I'll make sure he is notified. TATIA Listen, you dumb shit! I have to see him right now! HEAD GANGSTER (slow burn) Miss Loring, you are about this close to outliving your usefulness. My master may be blinded by your ways, but I am not! TATIA Whatta ya gonna do about it? You're nothing more then a glorified errand boy to him. That hit's the right button. He grabs her by the arm. HEAD GANGSTER I think you should be moved some- where else, where you will be safer. Tatia starts to pummel him with both fists. Head Gangster gives her a VICIOUS BACKSLAP. She staggers, stunned .With Posted Guard's help, Tatia is carried out of the room. BASEMENT CELL The door flies open, catching Robinson and Scott by surprise. They are shocked to see Tatia thrown forcibly into the cell by Head Gangster and Posted Guard. Tatia falls to the floor by Robinson's feet. She's starting to come around now, and makes EYE CONTACT with Robinson. He doesn't know what to do. TATIA You just gonna stand there?! ROBINSON What else did you have in mind? TATIA You're a bastard… She helps herself up, brushes off her dress. ROBINSON Oh, I'm a bastard?! Like you didn't try to blow me and my partner away this morning? Scott slides towards the door slowly. SCOTT (to Posted Guard) You might wanna stand back. I think they're gonna explode. Posted Guard moves toward Robinson and Tatia, his back now to Scott. TATIA My luck it was empty. Head Gangster smiles. This is a good show. He's paying no attention to Scott. ROBINSON (to Head Gangster) Whatta you looking' at?! HEAD GANGSTER Please, don't mind me. Continue. Scott is moving into position behind Posted Guard. TATIA (to Head Gangster) Listen -- I'm sorry. I won't make any more trouble. I don't wanna stay in the same room with this -- person -- for another minute. HEAD GANGSTER Too bad, Miss Loring. I think you two were made for each other. Scott clasps his hands together, raises a double fist high above his head. ROBINSON I'd rather be whacked in the head. WHAM! SCOTT SMASHES HIS FISTS DOWN ON THE BACK OF POSTED GUARD'S HEAD! BOOM! HE FALLS ON HIS KNEES TO THE FLOOR! SCOTT GIVES HIM A KICK TO THE FACE! K.O.! Head Gangster WHIRLS AROUND and SEES Posted Guard getting run over by Scott. Scott picks up Posted Guard's rifle, point's it at Head Gangster. ROBINSON I think your schedule just opened up. Head Gangster smiles at Robinson. He looks like he's going to enjoy this. Smoothly, he takes his shoes off to his bare feet, always keeping Scott in his eyes. Robinson loosens up his collar, sizing up his opponent. Head Gangster removes his jacket, tosses it to the floor. WHACK! Scott has SMASHED Head Gangster over the head with the butt of the rifle. BOOM! He drops to the floor like a brick. Tatia edges towards the door. SCOTT We don't have time for this, man! ROBINSON I can't believe you did that! SCOTT Ever see "Raiders of the Lost Ark"? Tatia has slipped out of the cell. Robinson SEES her leaving, runs after her. Scott quickly follows. OUTSIDE THE CELL It only takes a second for Robinson and Scott to reach her. Robinson grabs her hard, throws her up against the wall. He puts his hand to her throat, murder written on his face. ROBINSON I oughta kill you right now… SCOTT Easy, man -- Robinson looks at his partner, fire in his eyes. ROBINSON BACK OFF! This is personal… Tatia tries to break his grip. It only makes him choke her harder. TATIA …Kelly… (cough, cough) ROBINSON You set us up in that alley, didn't you? That guy with the ties -- he worked for the Warlord, right? You told him who we were. TATIA …Yes… ROBINSON You never were assigned to the War- lord, were you? She shakes her head NO. ROBINSON (CONT) Why did you turn you back on me? On us?! TATIA (gasping) I was in too deep…I had to get out of Greece…I was almost caught giv- ing away classified documents…Hong Kong was the only place I could get to on short notice…I hooked up with the Warlord by accident…blind luck… ROBINSON Your luck's about to run out. Scott is getting worried about his partner. ROBINSON (CONT) Gimme one good reason why I shouldn't snap you neck right now. SCOTT (quietly) Because we have to bring her in alive… The rage inside Robinson begins to fade. His emotions start to subside. The professional in him returns to the surface. Slowly, he releases his grip. She slides away from him, her back still to the wall. She puts her hand to her throat, rubs it. Scott reacts quickly. He grabs her by the arm, looks hard into her eyes. SCOTT We're even. Now, help us get outta here. Scott takes the lead, keeping Tatia in front of him. Robinson leans on the wall for a beat. Finally, he clears his head, and follows after them. EXT. ROAD TO WARLORD'S MANSION - DAY The two Hummers are flying down the road at full speed. They are almost to the mansion. INT. WARLORD'S MANSION - MAIN FLOOR - DAY A DOOR OPENS a few inches. Scott peers inside. Several Armed Gangsters run by. When the coast is clear, he opens the door all the way. SCOTT Let's go! Scott, Tatia and Robinson run from the doorway, trying to locate any kind of cover. SCOTT (to Tatia) How do we get outta here? TATIA This way! EXT. WARLORD'S MANSION - ALONG THE PERIMITER - DAY Armed Gangster are getting into sniper positions. They are entrenched on the walls, in windows, etc. Armed Gangster #1 looks… DOWN THE ROAD The Hummers skid to a stop right in front of the gate. ALONG THE PERIMITER ARMED GANGSTER #1 (in Cantonese; subtitled) FIRE! All of the Armed Gangsters OPEN FIRE! INT. WARLORD'S MANSION - MAIN FLOOR - DAY Robinson, Scott and Tatia HEAR the gunfire, look to one another. SCOTT Well, now we know what they were worried about. Robinson listens intently. ROBINSON Those aren't just AK-74's -- it sounds like M-16's, too! Another Armed Gangster runs towards them. They are hidden from his initial line of vision. Robinson jumps out as he passes, gives him a CHOP TO THE THROAT! Armed Gangster goes down, Robinson finishes him off, takes his AK-74. TATIA Who do you think is out there? SCOTT With any luck, it's John Wayne. ROBINSON MOVE! EXT. WARLORD'S MANSION - DAY The Special Forces are taking fire from all over. Shots PING off the armor plated Hummers. Rounds hit the bulletproof glass with no effect. A SLOT OPENS from the ROOF of one of the Hummers. A SMOKE GRENADE is launched, quickly followed by several more. INSIDE THE WALLS The smoke grenades begin to bounce all over the ground. Within seconds the place is covered with THICK CLOUDS. The Armed Gangsters on the ground are over come by the smoke fast. They stop firing, cover their faces, claw at their burning eyes. OUTSIDE THE GATE SPECIAL FORCES #1 gets out of the Hummer carrying a STINGER MISSLE LAUNCHER. He gets down on one knee, aims at the gate, squeezes the trigger. WOOSH! THE MISSILE FLIES OUT OF THE LAUNCHER! BAAABOOOM! THE GATE EXPLODES! Special Forces #1 returns to the Hummer. One after another, the vehicles enter the compound. INT. WARLORD'S MANSION - STUDY - DAY The Warlord has heard all the explosions going on outside. He starts to panic, because Head Gangster has not returned. He goes to his desk, opens the drawer, pulls out a PISTOL. Checking to make sure it's loaded, he then makes his way to the door. MAIN FLOOR Robinson, Scott and Tatia are passing a WINDOW and get a good look at what's happening at the gate. They SEE the Hummers roll through amid the smoke. SCOTT Hummers? ROBINSON The Duke has arrived! Several Armed Gangsters start to re-enter the mansion in an attempt to escape the smoke. They are surprised to see the trio in front of them. They start to raise their weapons -- TOO LATE! Robinson and Scott open fire! A couple of Armed Gangsters are hit, fall to the floor. The remaining Armed Gangsters retreat down the hall -- AWAY from our heroes. Robinson, Scott and Tatia walk over to the fallen men, pick up more weapons. Tatia leans over and picks up a pistol - then LOOKS AT ROBINSON, RAISES THE WEAPON TOWARDS HIM! Robinson's eyes OPEN WIDE! He thinks she's intent on shooting him! SHE FIRES! BLAM! BLAM! Robinson is still standing. He turns around. An ARMED GANGSTER drops to the floor! Tatia had seen him from the corner of her eye, trying to blow Robinson away with his AK-74. Robinson realizes she just saved his neck! Scott SEES his partner freeze for a second. He grabs him by the shoulder, shakes him. SCOTT C'mon! We gotta get outta here! Scott goes to Tatia, violently takes the pistol from her. SCOTT (CONT) Gimme that! Get going! TATIA I saved his life! SCOTT I'm trying to save us all! GET GOING! Scott points his rifle at her. She sees the determination in his eyes. She starts walking. Scott looks to Robinson. SCOTT You stick with her. I'll bring up the rear. Robinson and Tatia move out. Scott follows. EXT. GROUNDS - DAY The Special Forces have exited the Hummers and are taking up positions throughout the area. They PICK OFF SNIPERS in the WINDOWS as they advance towards the main doors. INT. WARLORD'S MANSION - HALLWAY - DAY The Warlord creeps around a corner, trying to stay hidden from view. At his side is the pistol, cocked and ready. OPPOSITE END Robinson, Scott and Tatia are unknowingly headed towards the Warlord's position. INTERCUT The Warlord SEES them coming in his direction. His EYES NARROW. With Tatia in the lead, the trio are almost to an exit. THE WARLORD RAISES HIS PISTOL -- AIMS IT AT TATIA! WARLORD I told you you'd never leave this place again! TATIA looks up -- freezes in her tracks. THE WARLORD FIRES -- BLAM! BLAM! TATIA FALLS TO THE FLOOR! Robinson and Scott open up on the Warlord! POW! POW! POW! They give him all they've got! The Warlord's body twists and jerks as each round tears into him. Slowly, he collapses to the floor in a heap. He's dead. Robinson runs to Tatia, cradles her in his arms. ROBINSON …Tash… Her eyes flutter. She's alive -- barely. Scott checks her wounds. Her chest is RED WITH BLOOD. He turns to Robinson. His face says it all. ROBINSON She's gonna make it! Scott doesn't speak. The GUNFIRE that has been going on OUTSIDE has begun to slow down. ROBINSON Hang on, Tash…you're gonna be okay… The Leader bursts through the door, waving his M-16 around. He spots the Warlord sprawled out on the floor, quickly goes to check on him. Satisfied, he goes to our heroes, notices Tatia's serious condition. LEADER How bad? ROBINSON SHUT UP AND HELP ME GET HER OUTTA HERE! A few more Special Forces enter the mansion. They've taken out all of the Armed Gangsters by now. There's no more gunfire. Scott bends down to help Robinson lift up Tatia. Leader lends a hand also. They carry her… OUTSIDE THE MANSION Quickly they load her into one of the Hummers. Robinson and Scott scramble in and sit on either side of her. The doors SLAM SHUT, and like a rocket the Hummer PEELS OUT. It plows through the gate, disappearing in a cloud of dust. INT. INSIDE THE HUMMER - DAY Robinson is holding Tatia in his arms. Leader is trying his best to stop the bleeding with a compress. Tatia is fading fast. She lifts a weak hand smeared in blood. Robinson grabs it tight. ROBINSON Tash -- hold on. We're getting you to a doctor… TATIA (coughs weakly) …Kelly…I'm sorry about everything… Scott watches, pain on his face. ROBINSON You're not leaving me, Tash. I won't let you. She smiles faintly. TATIA (almost gone) I really did want to marry you, Kelly…you are the most beautiful man I've ever met…I love you, Kelly… Her eyes close. She's dead. ROBINSON …Tash…TASH! He shakes her gently. Leader stops attending to her. Scott gives him a look -- scram. Leader heads for the front of the Hummer. Robinson pulls her face to his chest, puts his head against hers, rocks her back and forth. ROBINSON Tash…Tash…Tash… EXT. HIGH ABOVE THE ROAD - DAY The Hummer eats the pavement as they head off into the distance. DISSOLVE TO: INT. GILMAN'S OFFICE - DAY Gilman is seated at his desk, Kincaid leaning against the wall behind him. Scott is in a chair, facing Gilman, while Robinson is looking out a window. They are in the middle of a heated debriefing. SCOTT You make me sick! Both of you! This stinks, top to bottom. GILMAN Scotty, listen to me… SCOTT No, you listen to me! You really did think there was a chance Kelly was the leak. You set him up -- set me up! We all coulda been killed! KINCAID There was only a small chance it was him. We always felt it was Loring the whole time. We just had to make sure. Robinson isn't paying any attention to their conversation. He continues to stare out the window. SCOTT Well, you can be sure of this: you'll never get me or my partner into a mess like this again! Find yourselves another set of tools next time! GILMAN I'm not going to apologize for doing my job, Scott. Scott gets up from his chair, puts his hands on the desk, leans into Gilman's face. SCOTT Doing your job does not include putting my partner's reputation, his sanity on the line. (beat) You know, it's taking all I've got to keep from reaching across this desk and choking the life outta you. Robinson finally turns away from the window, walks to Scott's side. ROBINSON Forget it, man. It's not worth it. Scott stands up straight. He and Robinson exchange EYE CONTACT. Robinson takes a hard look at Gilman and Kincaid, then heads for the door. ROBINSON I'm outta here… KINCAID Where are you going? ROBINSON Home… He reaches the door, opens it. Scott's following him. ROBINSON (CONT) Gonna watch some baseball. Drink a few beers. Relax. He and Scott are gone -- leaving the door wide open. HALLWAY Robinson is a few steps ahead of Scott, who hurries to catch up with him. They walk in silence, until they reach the… ELEVATOR Robinson punches the call button. SCOTT Mind if I tag along? Robinson doesn't respond. The elevator doors open, and both men step inside. ROBINSON (finally) Why not? EXT. CINCINNATI SKYLINE - ESTABLISHING - DAY We SEE the riverfront, favoring… THE GREAT AMERICAN BALLPARK We MOVE in from OVERHEAD towards the stands. A game is just getting underway. The Reds are playing the Phillies. We continue to MOVE IN until we SEE… ROBINSON IN THE STANDS He's seated by himself, oblivious to what's taking place on the field. Scott arrives, carrying a tray full of snacks and drinks. He sits beside Robinson. SCOTT Did I miss anything? Robinson shakes his head NO. SCOTT Here ya go. He passes Robinson a beer and a hot dog. With a HUGE GRIN, Scott lifts up THE BIGGEST CUP OF DIET COKE WE'VE EVER SEEN! AT LAST! He takes a long drag on the straw, which seems to last forever. Finally, he stops, lets out a sigh of satisfaction. SCOTT AHHH!!! Robinson raises his beer in a mock toast. ROBINSON Salud, my friend. You've waited long enough for it. Scott takes out a program, begins to thumb through it. Robinson takes a sip of his beer. He looks uneasy. Something's on his mind. ROBINSON Did you really think I was the one? SCOTT (thinking) She was good at what she did. She put some doubt in my mind, but I remembered two things that convinced me you couldn't be guilty. ROBINSON What was that? SCOTT When you told me five years ago in Greece how she left you, you said you didn't buy her story. Now, I know you weren't too clear headed at the time, but your instincts were right. You didn't believer her not because you were in love with her -- but because your gut told you it was the right thing to do. You just didn't realize it at the time. ROBINSON And the second? SCOTT My linguistics instructor from indoctrination was an elderly gentleman from Liverpool, England. Way back before they were the Fab Four, his family lived next door to the McCartney's. Knew Paul quite well. My instructor gave all of his students the same lessons, year after year. The first words he taught his Cantonese classes were from an obscure Beatle's song that was the B-side to "Let It Be". ROBINSON And? SCOTT The song only had two lines: "You know my name", and "Look up the number". That's it, over and over. He used it as sort of a code in the field. If you said "You know my name" to someone, and they didn't reply "Look up the number", you knew you were in trouble. They might know some Cantonese, but they hadn't gone through indoctrination. If they didn't have indoctrination, then they weren't going to get a field assignment where they had to speak Cantonese. I said it to her on Ito's ship. She didn't tell me the answer. I knew her whole story was bogus. ROBINSON The wonderfulness of your memory. SCOTT I had faith in you, man. The picture was a little hazy, but we've been partners for too long. I knew you didn't have it in you. Robinson looks at his pal, smiles in relief. ROBINSON Thanks, buddy. A beat. SCOTT On the other hand, it's time we get down to some serious business here… Scott lifts his huge cup high in the air. SCOTT (loud) May I please have your attention for a moment? My partner and I are about to renew our rivalry concerning who is the better team playing today. This dispute goes back over a number of years, so everyone -- for your own personal safety, you would be advised to move to another location. We start to PULL BACK slowly as Scott continues his speech. SCOTT (CONT) I'm sure there will be a lot of screaming and shouting, drinks spilling, peanuts flying -- after the third inning, all bets are off as to whether I can contain this man or not. Robinson raises his beer as well. We continue to PULL BACK SLOWLY. ROBINSON Yes, indeed, ladies and gentlemen. My hometown team -- so near and dear to my heart -- is about to put a tail whippin' on that other so- called team out there who's name I can't even mention, because it leaves such a bad taste in my mouth. The two continue to exchange barbs. A few SPECTATORS actually do get up and leave! As we continue to PULL BACK, we… FADE OUT THE END.
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