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 			          Fighting Marvin

                                        by
                                Cameron Chamberlain




                       Copyright  2005 Cameron Chamberlain
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           Cameron Chamberlain
           www.makingcheapmovies.tk
           makingcheapmovies@gmail.com







                                                        
               INT. FOOD COURT - DAY

               Marvin is eating some food and reading the paper. As he
               turn the page, his Mobile Phone Rings. He picks it up to
               answer it.

                                   MARVIN
                         Talk to me.

                                   JEFF (V.O.)
                         Marvin? It's Jeff. I'm just
                         calling to remind you about my
                         game. You promised you'd watch
                         it.

                                   MARVIN
                         Yeah, Sure. What time is it on?

                                   JEFF (V.O.)
                         5:00

                                   MARVIN
                         AM or PM?

                                   JEFF (V.O.)
                         PM you idiot.

                                   MARVIN
                             (Turning the page)
                         Yeah, OK, I'll be there.

                                   JEFF (V.O.)
                         OK, See you there. Oh, another
                         thing..

               Marvin hangs up on him. He pauses, looks at the paper and
               jabs his finger on a spot. He picks up his mobile phone and
               dials a number.

                                   MARVIN
                         Bean, Want to see a movie?

                                   BEAN (V.O.)
                         What time? Where?

                                   MARVIN
                         5pm, South District Cinema.

                                                            SLIDE TO:



               EXT. FOOTPATH - DAY

                                   JEFF
                         You didn't even show! I won us
                         the game and you weren't even
                         there! The only people that even
                         looked like you was a Fat Guy and
                         an Albino!

                                   MARVIN
                         I was the Fat guy! 

                                   JEFF
                         Christ, so dumb, saying you were
                         the albino would of been more
                         plausible! 

                                   MARVIN
                         Well I'm an albino then.

                                   JEFF
                         Be serious. This is serious.

                                   MARVIN
                         Fine. Where are we going?

                                   JEFF
                         To Bean's house.

                                                            SLIDE TO:

                                   BEAN
                         Where were you?

                                   MARVIN
                         What?

                                   BEAN
                         The Movies? I sat there waiting
                         for you for an Hour. A Whole
                         Frickin' hour!
                             (To Himself)
                         Just one more minute, he'll show,
                         he'll show.
                             (To Marvin)
                         You didn't show!

                                   MARVIN
                         I didn't? Who the hell was eating
                         my popcorn, then?

                                   BEAN
                         Who the hell cares?

                                   MARVIN
                         I care! And if I wasn't with you,
                         where was I?

                                   BEAN
                         Who the hell cares? What I am
                         trying to say is... {much more
                         important than...}

                                   MARVIN
                             (Looking at his Watch)
                         Whoa, Look at the time, I'd love
                         to stay and talk but I gotta get
                         going. Tell you what, I'll meet
                         you at South District Shopping
                         Centre tomorrow.

                                   BEAN
                         Whatever.

                                                              CUT TO:



               EXT. STREET - DAY

               Marvin and Bean are walking along the footpath. Marvin is
               eating Maltesers, Bean is hurrying to catch up with Marvin.

                                   BEAN
                         What I'm trying to say is that...
                         Well, You've changed. Remember
                         what you were like?

                                                            FLASH TO:



               INT. YOUNG MARVINS HOUSE - DAY

               The camera is zoomed up on his face and Party hat.

                                   KIDS (O.S.)
                         Happy Birthday to you! Happy
                         Birthday to you!

               The camera pulls back to show Young Marvin sitting by him
               self with a CD player and a cake (with candles).

                                   KIDS (ON CD)
                         Happy Birthday, Dear... 
                             (Computerized voice)
                         Mar-Vin
                             (Kids again)
                         Happy Birthday to you!

               Younger Marvin starts crying. 

                                                            FLASH TO:



               EXT. STREET - DAY

               Marvin stops walking and looks off into the distance
               blankly.

                                   MARVIN
                         No.

                                   BEAN
                         Well remember that party you went
                         to? With the cake?

                                   MARVIN
                         No?

                                   BEAN
                         Well there you were...

                                                            FLASH TO:



               EXT. PARK - DAY

               Young Marvin is standing in his best getup. (Fully Buttoned
               Shirt, Pants up high, Neat Hair.) Kids are running all
               around him, ignoring him.

                                                              CUT TO:



               EXT. PARK - DAY

               There is a younger Jeff sitting on a chair, just starting
               to eat a piece of chocolate cake.

                                   KID 1 (O.S.)
                         Jeff! Jeff!

               Jeff looks up from his cake

                                   KID 1
                         Look at this! It's a cool looking
                         snail!

               Jeff places his leftover cake on the chair and starts
               running over.

                                                              CUT TO:



               EXT. PARK - DAY

               Marvin is walking along and the camera is following behind
               him. As he walks some more, a young Jeff runs past him,
               nearly knocking him over. Marvin continues on his way.

                                                              CUT TO:



               EXT. PARK - DAY

               Shot of 'The Chair with Cake'

                                                              CUT TO:



               EXT. PARK - DAY

               Continued shot from behind as Young Marvin walks up to it.

                                                              CUT TO:



               EXT. PARK - DAY

               Shot of the Seat again

                                                              CUT TO:



               EXT. PARK - DAY

               Continued shot from behind as Young Marvin walks up to it.

                                                              CUT TO:



               EXT. PARK - DAY

               Shot of the chair. It lingers there for a moment before a
               pair of legs step in the shot. The camera pans up to show a
               Young Marvin looking around the park. The camera pulls back
               to show a wide shot of Marvin and the Chair. Marvin scans
               around once more before seating himself on... the chair.

                                                              CUT TO:



               EXT. PARK - DAY

               Close up shot of Young Marvin's Face. His eyes go wide and
               he jumps up.

                                                              CUT TO:



               EXT. PARK - DAY

               A Behind shot of the chair show the cake all over the seat
               of Marvin's pants. He turns around to get a good look at
               it. A kid wanders into the shot and spots Young Marvin's
               pants.

                                   KID 2
                         Hey! Look Everyone! Marvin shat
                         his pants!

               All  the kids come rushing closer to see.
                                   KIDS
                             (Chanting)
                         Marvin shat his pants! Marvin
                         shat his pants! Marvin shat his
                         pants! Marvin shat his pants!

                                                             FADE TO:



               EXT. STREET - DAY

               The Chants are still continuing even though the image has
               died out. 

                                   BEAN
                         Remember?

                                   MARVIN
                         No.

               The chants stop.

                                   BEAN
                         You do!

                                   MARVIN
                         No I don't!

               Marvin starts walking again. Bean starts skipping around
               him again.

                                   BEAN
                         You do. You didn't have anything,
                         no friends, poor, and now that
                         you've got it all, you don't
                         care. 

                                   MARVIN
                         I care, I care about a lot of
                         things!

               They come across a blind guy holding out a tin for money.
               He is rattling it around a bit and you can hear that there
               is money inside. As they pass him, Marvin reaches into the
               tin and pulls out two dollars. 

                                   MARVIN
                             (Putting the $2 in a
                              Vending Machine)
                         Remember when you wanted to go
                         out with that girl? Marris,
                         Morris...

                                   BEAN
                         Marissa! 

                                   MARVIN
                             (Pressing a button)
                         That's the one, Remember how I
                         set you up with her?

                                   BEAN
                         No, You didn't. You set yourself
                         up with her and partnered me up
                         with her ugly cousin!

                                   MARVIN
                             (Taking a sip)
                         I did? Yeah, well, the important
                         thing was I tried. 

               Marvin slaps Bean on the back.

                                   MARVIN
                         Now let's get something to eat.

                                   BEAN
                             (Shrugging of Marvin)
                         No.

               He turns and walks away in disgust.

                                   MARVIN
                             (Pauses)
                         Must not of been hungry.

                                                            SLIDE TO:



               EXT. HOUSE ENTERANCE - NIGHT 

               Shot of a door bell. A Hand reaches done and presses it.
               The Camera pulls back to show Jeff standing there. Bean
               opens the door.

                                   BEAN
                         Come on in.

                                                              CUT TO:



               INT. LIVINGROOM - NIGHT

               Shot of the door way. Bean and Jeff enter.

                                   BEAN
                         Have a seat.

               Jeff takes a seat and the Camera pans around to show a
               behind shot of him facing Bean.

                                   BEAN
                         Now, we're here to discuss the
                         issue of Marvin.

                                   JEFF
                         Great. But what is that guy doing
                         here? 

               The camera pans around to show a greasy kid sitting across
               from Jeff.

               Pans back to Bean

                                   BEAN
                         Oh, That's my cousin, Nick.

               The Camera pans back to Nick.

                                   NICK
                             (Greasy Accent)
                         Sick, Mate!

               Camera pans back to Bean.

                                   BEAN
                         He's staying here for awhile.
                         Anyway, about Marvin, I say we
                         just completely ignore him.

                                                       FADE TO BLACK.

                                                             FADE TO:



               EXT. STREET - DAY

               The camera is looking down the street. There is a bench
               near the camera. Marvin walks down the path, towards the
               camera. When he gets there, he pulls out his mobile.

                                   MARVIN
                         Jeff! It's Marvin, Do you want to
                         go...(PAUSE) Ignoring me?! Why
                         the hell...

               He holds the phone out looking at the screen.

                                   MARVIN
                         He hung up. Hung up. Great

               He stuffs the phone into his pocket and walks off.

                                                              CUT TO:



               EXT. STREET - DAY

               Shot of Marvin's Head

                                                              CUT TO:



               EXT. STREET - DAY

               Shot of sky.

                                                              CUT TO:



               EXT. STREET - DAY

               Shot of Marvin walking at the camera.

                                   GOD
                         Marvin!

                                   MARVIN
                             (Looking around)
                         What? Who the hell?

                                   GOD
                         Marvin, I am God!

                                   MARVIN
                             (Looking up into the
                              sky)
                         Woah.

                                   GOD
                         What? You meet God and all you
                         can say is "Woah"?

                                   MARVIN
                         Uh, Hi?

                                   GOD
                         Bah, Forget it. Marvin, you are a
                         selfish fool! Give to others, as
                         they give to you!

                                   MARVIN
                             (Squinting)
                         Uh, What?

                                   GOD
                         Until you change your ways, you
                         will be cursed with bad luck!

                                   MARVIN
                         What ways?

                                   GOD
                             (Muttering to Himself)
                         I can't believe I created this
                         idiot. Must of been drunk that
                         night. Goodbye Marvin!

                                   MARVIN
                         Wait! Don't go! 

               The camera pans down to show a Hobo looking up at Marvin as
               though he was crazy.

                                                       FADE TO BLACK.

                                   JEFF
                         God? You saw God?

                                   MARVIN
                         Heard God, I heard him.

                                   JEFF
                         That's it, you've lost it. I'm
                         hanging up.

                                   MARVIN
                         No wait. I did, he called me a
                         bloody tool, or something.

                                   JEFF
                         You're an idiot. Bye.

                                                             FADE TO:



               EXT. STREET - DAY

               The camera is looking down the street, Marvin is walking up
               towards it, again.

               RANDOM GUY walks past the camera and towards Marvin.

               As they meet he goes to take a sip of the drink he has and
               accidently spills it all over Marvin.

               He apologizes and walks of. NOTE: They are too far away for
               you to hear what they say.

               As Marvin walks past an alley, A pair of hands reach out
               and pull him in.

                                                              CUT TO:



               EXT. ALLEYWAY - DAY

               Marvin is pushed against the wall by two guys, their backs
               are turned so you can't see their faces.

                                   ROBBER 1
                             (With a bogan accent)
                         OK, Mate, Your going to be
                         handing over you wallet.

                                   ROBBER 2
                             (Sounds a lot like Nick)
                         Yeah, Mate. You better hand over
                         that wallet, mate.

               Marvin stares at both of them.

                                   ROBBER 2
                         What's the matter, mate? Do you
                         have a problem with our type of
                         people?

                                   MARVIN
                         Oh, no, nah. I don't have
                         anything against your type.

                                   ROBBER 1
                         Did you hear him? He said, "Your
                         Type"

                                   MARVIN
                         But he said it...

                                   ROBBER 2
                         Get him!

               They proceed to bash the crap out of Marvin.

                                                       FADE TO BLACK.

                                                             FADE IN:



               INT. MARVIN'S BEDROOM - DAY

               There is a shot of the bed. Marvin heads in and flops onto
               the bed. He sighs and a book falls from the shelf and hits
               him on the head.

                                   MARVIN
                         Crap

               Marvin passes out.

                                                            FLASH TO:



               EXT. SCHOOL YARD - DAY

               Long shot of two people bashing up a Younger Bean.

               The camera walks towards them, as if it is 3rd Person.

               When the camera reaches them, it pulls out and around to
               show a younger Marvin where the camera was.

                                   YOUNG MARVIN
                         Leave him alone!

               The two bullies turn around and look at Young Marvin. 

                                   YOUNG MARVIN
                         He's my friend, so leave him
                         alone.

               Then they look at Young Bean and back at Young Marvin.

                                                              CUT TO:



               EXT. SCHOOL YARD - DAY

               Close up shot of Young Marvin and Young Bean. Their faces
               are severely beaten. Blood is running down Young Bean's
               nose and Marvin is holding his eye.

               Young Bean turns an looks at Young Marvin.

                                   YOUNG BEAN
                         Idiot.

                                                            FLASH TO:



               INT. MARVIN'S BEDROOM - NIGHT 

               The shot is from the foot of the bed.

               Marvin shoots up and gasps. He is breathing heavily. The
               book falls on his head again and he passes out.

                                                            FLASH TO:



               INT. MARVIN'S LIVINGROOM - DAY

               Young Marvin is sitting down playing with his toys.

                                                              CUT TO:



               INT. KITCHEN - DAY

               Shot of Phone with immediate ringing.

                                                              CUT TO:



               INT. MARVIN'S LIVINGROOM - DAY

               Young Marvin looks towards the phone, which keeps ringing.

                                                              CUT TO:



               INT. KITCHEN - DAY

               Wide shot of the phone. Young Marvin walks up to it and
               answers it.

                                   YOUNG MARVIN
                         Hello?

                                   DAD
                         Marvin! Marvin! We won the
                         lottery! Woo-Hoo!

               Young Marvin looks at the phone.

                                                             SPIN TO:



               EXT. SCHOOL YARD - DAY

               Shot of passage. Kids are playing all around the camera.
               Marvin steps into the shot, he is decked out in expensive
               clothes and 'bling-bling' All the kids stop playing and
               look at him. 5 seconds of silence

               Young Jeff Runs up to him.

                                   YOUNG JEFF
                         Can I be your friend?

                                   YOUNG MARVIN
                             (Excited)
                         Yeah! Sure! 
                             (Calms down)
                         uh, I mean, 'cool'.

                                   YOUNG JEFF
                         Did you hear that everybody? I'm
                         Marvin's Friend!

               Marvin Smiles.

                                                            FLASH TO:



               INT. MARVIN'S BEDROOM - DAY

               Shot of bed. Marvin isn't in it. The Camera pans down to
               show Marvin laying on the floor. He stirs.

                                   MARVIN
                         What the hell am I laying on?

               He reaches under himself and pulls out scissors.

                                   MARVIN
                             (His eyes going wide)
                         Woah. That was lucky.

               The book falls on his head again. He stops and looks up,
               confused.

                                                            SLIDE TO:



               EXT. TABLE - DAY

                                   BEAN
                         What? 

                                   JEFF
                         I'm not joking, he did.

                                   BEAN
                         He did?

                                   JEFF
                         He did! He rang me up and told me
                         God had called him a bloody tool!

               They both start laughing.

                                   BEAN
                         15 minutes without us and he
                         starts to go insane. Anyway, I'm
                         heading home, Nick's there and I
                         don't trust him not to burn down
                         the house.

               He gets up, still laughing.

                                                            SLIDE TO:



               INT. LIVINGROOM - DAY

               Nick is watching TV. Bean enters.

               Bean sits down next to Nick. He grunts and reaches
               underneath himself. He pulls out a wallet.

                                   BEAN
                         This looks like Marvin's wallet

               He looks inside.

                                   BEAN
                         This is Marvin's walllet!

                                   NICK
                         Like it, I nicked it off some
                         guy.

                                   BEAN
                         Nick! Did you rob Marvin?

                                   NICK
                         Maybe, I don't know.

               Bean stands up. 

                                   BEAN
                         I can't believe you stole from
                         Marvin!

                                   NICK
                             (Standing up)
                         How the hell was I supposed to
                         know? Anyway, I thought you hated
                         the guy?

                                   BEAN
                         I do, but stealing from him is
                         bad. Stealing from anybody is
                         wrong.

                                   NICK
                             (Mocking)
                         Stealing is wrong. Oh, my! Get
                         over it.

                                   BEAN
                         I'm taking this back to Marvin.

                                   NICK
                         Fine, but empty the money out
                         first.

               Bean pauses but then takes out the money and throws it on
               the couch.

                                   NICK
                         Sick.

                                                              CUT TO:



               INT. BEAN'S KITCHEN - DAY

               Bean is standing with the phone next to his ear.

                                   BEAN
                         Come on, Come on, Answer!

                                   MARVIN (V.O.)
                         Hello?

                                   BEAN
                         You missing a wallet?

                                   MARVIN
                         Yeah.

                                   BEAN
                         Well, come get it.

                                   MARVIN
                         OK

                                                       FADE TO BLACK.

                                   BEAN
                         Here it is.

                                   MARVIN
                         Good. 

               He opens the wallet and looks in. NOTE: This is all done
               with just a plain black screen. All you can here is their
               voices.

                                   MARVIN
                         Hey, I'm missing the money!

                                   BEAN
                         You can't have everything.

                                   MARVIN
                         How long have you had it for?

                                   BEAN
                         Just after you got robbed, I
                         think.

                                   MARVIN
                         Took long enough to give it back.
                         Well, I'm outta here.

                                   BEAN
                             (Amazed)
                         You still haven't learnt, have
                         you?

                                   MARVIN
                         Learnt what?

                                   BEAN
                         Go, get out.

                                   MARVIN
                         Fine.

                                                             FADE IN:



               EXT. OUTSIDE BANK - DAY

               Marvin walks away from the ATM, Stuffing money into his
               wallet.

                                                              CUT TO:



               EXT. ALLEYWAY - DAY

               As Marvin walks past a hand shoots out and grabs him.
               Pulling him in.

                                   ROBBER 1 (V.O.)
                         OK, Give me 'ya cash!

                                   MARVIN
                         Not again.

                                                        CUT TO TITLES

               Copyright  2005 Cameron Chamberlain

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