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EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD - DAY Pimentel looks up. He is Twenty Seven, but small for his age. Brutish. He sits on a bench in the Neighborhood. Jimenez, twenty seven, is smoking a cigarette, talking with Pimentel and a few more guys. We don't hear what they say. They seem very excited about something. PIMENTEL(V.O.) Years ago, we had Church. That was the way of saying we had each other. The Druglords were the main head breakers. They took over their piece of the city...and the country. Slowly stripped us of our deserved land. Our Lives. They didn't care who they stepped on. EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD - VARIOUS The neighborhood. 1990's. It's where Pimentel begins. Liquor stores with shamrocked signs line the poor area of the city. Bums Fishing through Garbage. Catholic Pre-School kids playing in a partially asphalted schoolyard. Next to the school, women hang wet clothes to dry. Three kids whack a Pinata around. It breaks, the kids start fighting over the candy. PIMENTEL (V.O.) No one could get a good job...or any job, if you were lucky or had connections. That's what the Gringos in the USA don't realize. Why we jump the border and all...if we were allowed to come legally, we wouldn't have to jump it. If I got one thing against them it's this. Here, no one gives shit about anybody. You have to take it. A sign says "open" on a Liquor store. Pimentel pushes open the door and enters. He walks up to the counter. Jimenez and another guy join him. The Guy rings a small bell. The owner shows up. He stares at the men long enough, when he reaches under the counter and brings out a brown paper bag. He puts it on the counter. Pimentel takes a peek. Inside there are tens, maybe more, rolled up, Hundred Dollar bills. He takes the bag. Then leaves. The guy throws a briefcase on the counter. He leaves too. The owner takes the briefcase to the back. PIMENTEL (V.O.) Then they throw you in Jail. Two years. Two years is enough time for you to collect on the insurance money, that the man who arrested you, set up for you. And when you walk, you party. You party till you drop. Like "Shop until you Drop", except there's an edgier concept behind it. INT. POLICE STATION Pimentel and Jimenez are sitting in the Police Station. Hernandez's office. Hernandez is a tough looking, Forty Seven, dark haired, Police Chief. He's really calm. HERNANDEZ We can't conceal that you've been in the Military. Jimenez too. You'll be convicted of a crime. We're thinking that a guilty plea to assault might make sense, this time. There's not much they can do. You already know this. Why am I telling you this? PIMENTEL Given our nature. And our Cultural Beliefs. Fucking Jotos, bring Religion into this now. HERNANDEZ You know what they say about that. I can do nothing. The god damn church as got everybody in it's grasp. As soon as I try something, they will pull out the book on us. PIMENTEL There's no way to Side step them? HERNANDEZ There are maybe two or three ways, but if we're caught.... PIMENTEL Yeah, but whoever controls the Church, will have to give in to Demands. Otherwise we wouldn't be doing this now. HERNANDEZ I don't think Tapio and his Subordinates will bow down to anybody, but until that Happens, this is the safest way we have. It's probation. You know how it goes. Pimentel looks up with a glazed insolence. In one beat he is not a scared Criminal but a smart criminal. PIMENTEL I bet those Feds are going crazy trying to pin something on us. JIMENEZ They can't do shit now. They can suck me now. HERNANDEZ This time we do it right, we might never have to do it again. So, lay low for a week and stay away from downtown, we should have this cleared by then. Come see me after. Now, go and collect from Miguel. He called me ten minutes ago. INT. LUNCH COUNTER (ONE WEEK LATER) - DAY Pimentel comes in. The shop is one that sells papers, snacks, fountain drinks. It's got a huge rack of Magazines and Video Tapes. PIMENTEL (leaning over cluttered counter) You got it? MIGUEL Sure do. Little late that usual. It's getting harder to sell these days. Miguel hands over the money. Three Thousand bucks. PIMENTEL Those guys on the West side sure got Martinez and them boys on the East running fast. MIGUEL Listen Luis. Tell Hernandez we gotta move out to the Southern East side. I can feel the money coming in there. I can feel it. PIMENTEL He made it clear to us not to ever cross into the East and North. Pimentel takes the money. Like a Cop's probing manner, he looks around. He is a little psychologically unstable, somewhat depressed, extremely violent, and quick to anger. Anybody that messes with him, he will kill with immediate Homicidal Aggression. Pimentel eyes the Miguel's Daughter, sweeping the back part of the bar. Jimenez, who comes in, takes a lighter. He lights a cigarette with the lighter. Jimenez throws a look at the Daughters Butt, as she's bent over. JIMENEZ Carmen's becoming a fine ass girl. That shit need to be taken care of. Never had a round piece of ass like that before. MIGUEL I know you would...but don't. Pimentel turns to Jimenez, staring at him. Jimenez reaches up above and behind the counter and takes down some cigarettes. Pimentel doesn't listen to Jimenez, as he puts a Six Pack of Coronas on the Counter. PIMENTEL You get the stuff? Jimenez nods. In front of Jimenez, Carmen has begun stacking of Chips and Snacks. Jimenez Stares. PIMENTEL (To Miguel) Get mine too. Jimenez flips through his wallet, removes some bills and hands them to Miguel. JIMENEZ When are the others coming? PIMENTEL They'll be here. The register rings. As they leave, Jimenez slaps Carmen on the Butt and squeezes it as hard as he can. Miguel doesn't see it. Carmen gives Jimenez a sexy look. She mimics a Phone with her hand. Then points to the Glass Display, where the store Number is printed. Jimenez nods. INT. HOLY PLACE - SMALL CHAPEL Smoky, spiritual with a large gleaming, golden cross. A priest kneels before it -- deep in prayer. The glimmering cross comes hangs there... but it's just a light-reflection off the casing of a large Well. This is an old chapel. And as the priest rubs his hands together with holy oil, we see it's Pimentel and Jimenez -- carefully sitting behind him, in front of a small golden table. They are whispering. They can't see who the priest is. PIMENTEL (Off the Priests look) What the fuck kind of place did you bring us to? JIMENEZ He is our friend. He can help us and he is on our side. PIMENTEL He better help us. We got to find these guys fast. The priest stops, turns his head in their direction slightly, as to listen in. A silence descends on the men. The Priest goes back to work, then turns around. PIMENTEL Okay... I have a confession to make, but you aren't gonna like it.... PRIEST I'm in a hurry, Pimentel. So you've only got ten seconds to go through your usual list of lies, empty promises, and idiotic denials. Then I'm coming over there -- Recognizing the voice, Pimentel leans over to get a better look. PIMENTEL If you're in such a Fucking hurry, why are you wasting your time with me? I got to go back to plant fruit. You don't. You got all the Fucking time in the world. Fruit goes bad - shit - get new ones. Same with a Fucking Priest. The priest lights a candle. He recognizes their voices and turns around. They all hug. PRIEST Hernandez told me about the Big Pedro situation he is in. You guys are down here looking for someone. PIMENTEL Those guys in the West are becoming a very big obstacle to him. PRIEST You guys are up to your asses on this one. These guys got connections everywhere. PIMENTEL I think he needs someone like us to do it. Someone low key. PRIEST These guys are invested in deep. You'll be doing Hernandez and me a huge favor. PIMENTEL That's why we're here. The priest pops open some beers, passes them around. They sit down. JIMENEZ Nice place you got. PIMENTEL Through small talk I hear there is this guy, Johnny Tapio. Who is he? PRIEST He is a very powerful boss in the states. He runs drugs into Mexico. Nobody messes with him. PIMENTEL Hernandez sort of hinted that he wants him and his organization gone too. The priest turns on the TV. He flips through channels. He lights some incense candles. PRIEST You can't do it. They are spread out way too far. It would be a miracle. Pimentel catches a glimpse of the Large Cross. He crosses himself two times. PRIEST And I recently met with Maria... PIMENTEL You didn't have to tell Maria I did her daughter. PRIEST Don't worry about her. She forgave you. Who are you after? PIMENTEL Bollivander, or whatever his name is. I heard he's hanging around here. They tell me he arrived from the US a few days Ago. A big contract or something. PRIEST Bollivander, huh...he's down by the riverside shacks. They're hiding out down there. The cops sent a Negotiator, but you know what happened to him. PIMENTEL Somebody must want him dead. PRIEST Fuck man. He was running money for Martinez. Got caught up with Tapio, then went into hiding. This is Martinez and Tapio who want you to take care of him. Collect all the Money. But be extra careful. PIMENTEL What about Carlos Avila? He still around here now? PRIEST Shit man, that fucking asshole has been an informant from the beginning. PIMENTEL That fuck screwed us over. PRIEST Man he's been into them Bank Notes. He's been smuggling them in and out of here. Counterfeit has never had a high price here, until now. He's supposed to use some kind of new ink. The Federals reported three tons missing last week. PIMENTEL Fuck, how do you steal three tons of that shit? PRIEST I been checking around. Seems that fuck has got some mighty friends down at the Federal Station. No one knows who they are. Came here last Fucking week. Tried to buy some Piedra. I checked the Notes out, they were good. Yesterday, I'm informed they are Counterfeit. That fuck disappeared somewhere. Haven't been able to find him. You better find him before I do. PIMENTEL Know any of these cholos? PRIEST A couple of them. They're burned out Meth users. Don't remember a fucking thing man. Last week they stiffed me because they couldn't or wouldn't pay. I sent a couple of my boys to Tune them Up. PIMENTEL Alright. See you at the family reunion. PRIEST We'll be there. Pimentel stands. He crosses himself two times, fast, mutter something, then leaves. Jimenez follows him. EXT. UTILITY SHED ... Through a chain-link fence we see a handful of cholos wandering around the shed. As Pimentel approaches the fence with Jimenez and another guy... PIMENTEL ... Hey, eses! Where is your Jefe? Homeboys scatter in all directions, some hop the chain link fence, others scurry out a narrow gate behind the shed. Out of nowhere a gangbanger lurches from the shed, buttoning his sagging Pants and tripping over his own feet, a naked girl in the shed, whimpering and raped lies Shaking from Fear. He scrambles out the back gate and comes up to Pimentel. Pimentel, shoots him down, and enters the compound Through a tear in the fence. Bollivander is trying to escape over a fence. Pimentel shoots him. He slumps to the pavement from the ten foot fence. Jimenez and the guy are locked in a big shoot-out with more cholos. BOLLIVANDER Fuck! What the.... Bollivander is clutching his wound as best as he can, but blood spurts out. PIMENTEL You made a mistake. BOLLIVANDER You Son of a Bitch! I'm innocent. I can give you who you want. Tell Hernandez I didn't do it. PIMENTEL You stayed behind, told them everything you saw and everything you heard. Bollivander stares at him. Horror struck. Hateful. Like a Vampire at Holy water. PIMENTEL Say hello to El Diablo. Pimentel blows Bollivander's head open on the pavement. A handful of cholos skip over the other fence. Pimentel ignores them. Jimenez and the guy shoot some of them down. Some escape. INT. UTILITY SHED - MOMENTS LATER As Pimentel pokes his head inside he discovers... Ana Avendano, Fifteen... braless and panty less. She's shaking from fear. The shed is dark. No signs of a light switch. It's been hastily and crudely put together. Between each board, there is a small creak with light seeping through. All around in the shed, huge packs of marijuana are stashed. One pack has been cut open, some pot removed from it. Ana pulls a dark red sweat shirt on over her head. Glances up at Pimentel. Masks her shame and humiliation with the shirt. She has been raped, as it looks like. PIMENTEL Come on. We gotta get the mota. Pimentel crosses himself several times. Jimenez and the guy load the weed into their car. Pimentel throws some hundred dollar bills to Ana. MICHOACAN, MEXICO "THE RISE" EXT. LA HOLLA RANCH - MICHOACAN - DAY It's a hot, dry and ragged day. Farmers are working in the fields. Kids and Teenagers, among old people are picking fruits and vegetables. Music comes out of big speakers, perched on tall trees. A little kid cuts himself, turns around and pisses on his cut and continues working. EXT. LA HOLLA RANCH - WEST CORNFIELDS - DAY The cornfields are flourishing with green corn. Men and Women are picking the Corn on one Field, and Planting new Corn on another. Among those planting the Corn is Pimentel, turning brown from the constant gaze of the sun. He's slowly planting Corn by Corn, next to him, Jimenez. They are talking, as though they don't want to be heard by anyone. They talk in broken English. JIMENEZ Mira! The guy said that all we need to do is go there to the Warehouse, get the Piedra and bring it back. No strings attached. He will pay good money, that we can go one day to America and make a fortune. PIMENTEL And do what then? After the money is gone. Wash Dishes? Be somebody's Butler? JIMENEZ The money will never stop there. As long as there is work, the money will come in. Think about it!...It's the United States, man come on. Pimentel drops the shovel on the Ground. He opens a cooler, takes out two coronas. He opens them and hands one to Jimenez. PIMENTEL I don't care about the United States. I can't go anyway. You know that. JIMENEZ You mean the wife you married to get the papers? You don't want to see her again? PIMENTEL I couldn't stay. She's not my wife anymore. She understood. We were never married anyway. Fucking immigration picked me up at her house. JIMENEZ This is good. A man yells at him. He yells back at the man. The man waves back. PIMENTEL How is this good? What the fuck is good about this? JIMENEZ We can go to US. We get jobs. PIMENTEL How is this good? I go and how am I supposed to get a job, as an immigrant. They can barely get food to eat, much less a job. JIMENEZ While we working, we can go to school, get education, then become managers or something. And we get Green Cards. PIMENTEL What, in them "Fast Food Restaurantes" or something like that? Forget about it. JIMENEZ Yeah. They always look for new employees. That's the new market boom. That's our new future. PIMENTEL What the fuck you going to do? Mop the Floors? Clean the can? Fuck no. I can do better than that. You too. JIMENEZ It's a Fucking start man, Come on! Man, why you always bumming out like this? PIMENTEL Start or no Start. Those Cocksuckers find out you doing good on your position, they take advantage of you. Never let you go. They fuck you and fuck you until there is nothing left to fuck. JIMENEZ It's how all the people there with no education do it. PIMENTEL Fuck all those other people. I have a dream, just like that guy. I don't remember his name. I'm going to the top. You're coming with me. Pimentel cuts himself on the bottle cap in his hand. PIMENTEL Chinga tu Madre! Fuck! He throws it to the ground. He immediately licks his finger. PIMENTEL (reluctantly) How we going to stay? JIMENEZ What? PIMENTEL Over there. How we going to stay? If we go there without Papers. The Fucking government will be on our ass the whole time. JIMENEZ I don't know how we going to stay. We got to figure something out when we get there. PIMENTEL Then you better be in charge of that when we get there. You talk to Hernandez about the work in the garage? JIMENEZ He said he will pay twice we get here. It's a straight forward job. Just drive the cars and take them to the royalty. Pimentel turns towards Jimenez. PIMENTEL How much he paying? JIMENEZ Right now, if I give him the word, he will pay a thousand pesos on top of the two thousand. PIMENTEL That's nice money. We'll do it. JIMENEZ They are real high class people. PIMENTEL He's one of the richest fucks in this State. I heard about him. He owns half of Mexico. JIMENEZ This is our chance to get the fuck out of here. PIMENTEL (Raised voice) I don't want to slave and bust my ass like this anymore. Let these newcomers have a shot at this. Fucking State's crawling with them like Ants. They're everywhere. All they know how to do is beg. JIMENEZ Man, stop crying all the time. PIMENTEL What about yesterday? What did Jefe say? JIMENEZ We almost started a gang war. Two guys got away. One ran to the cops. The cops don't have any leads right now. Pimentel opens two more coronas. PIMENTEL This is our chance to make some money. Jimenez writes something on a note and passes it on to the next guy, who passes it to another. The note passes along 50 workers, arrives in somebody's hands, which is the only thing we can see as they write something, then moves back until it arrives at Jimenez, who reads it then pockets it. JIMENEZ Meeting's at Eight, tonight. We go to his house. Some guy named Romero. EXT. STREET - PIMENTEL'S CAR - NIGHT Pimentel and Jimenez are waiting in their car, smoking and drinking like there's no tomorrow. Empty beer bottles line the dashboard, among empty cigarette packs. Mexican La Banda music is playing on the radio. JIMENEZ I wonder what kind of job this is. PIMENTEL He didn't tell you? It's probably mota or piedra, or something. Pimentel takes a swig from his bottle. He finishes it, then opens another one. PIMENTEL How much is he paying anyway? JIMENEZ The going rate, for this kind of job, is two thousand pesos. PIMENTEL This fucking guy. Two Thousand pesos, you can't even wipe your ass with that. Jimenez looks at the clock. It shows 7:59. Jimenez takes a puff from the Cigarette, then flicks it out the window. Pimentel empties the beer can, crushes it and throws it out. They get out of the car, then enter the Front yard of Romero's House. Jimenez knocks on the door. A short, brown, seemingly drunk man opens the door. This is Romero, about thirty-seven years old, drug smuggler and father of eight. ROMERO What do you want? JIMENEZ Ej, we here to talk about your new car. ROMERO Alright, come in. And watch the Rug. INT. ROMERO'S LIVING ROOM - NIGHT Mexican Mariachi Music is playing. Romero's Wife is yelling from the Kitchen, 4 kids run past Romero, Pimentel and Jimenez. Romero yells after them. The kids don't listen. They sit down. Romero comes back with 3 Bottles of Beer and pops the lids off. Pimentel immediately takes one. ROMERO You decided to do it? PIMENTEL You just tell us when and where. We do it. ROMERO We don't wanna lose our heads. How is everything? PIMENTEL What the fuck does it matter how everything is? Just tell us what's up with the fucking deal. Romero, surprised at the outburst, sits down. ROMERO It matters. The last guy I had here, had his head cut off cause he wasn't listening to me. I want to ease the tension. PIMENTEL There wouldn't be tension if you didn't keep this job a big fucking secret from us. ROMERO There are large amounts of Piedra being moved. Conspicuous operation. Some High roller from out of the country. He's good with us. We take care of him, he takes care of us. Your job is to get Five pounds. If you can make the deal, you have the job. PIMENTEL Then that's it. You tell that guy, no funny business. We go in, we come out. ROMERO I will even pay five hundred pesos more...to each. PIMENTEL What are we supposed to do with the stuff? ROMERO Come by here, and pick me up. I'll go with you... Pimentel stops him. Romero stares dumbfounded. PIMENTEL I don't think so. I think you are lying. ROMERO I'm trying to strike a bargain, and you call me a liar. JIMENEZ Lets just go, man. This isn't worth it. I think Romero is just trying to screw us around. ROMERO ME! Never. I am a man of my word. I give it, and I never break it. Everybody who knows me and does Business with me, knows it. Pimentel empties the Bottle, Romero opens another one for him. As he gives Pimentel the Bottle he says: ROMERO I know we can work this out. Is nothing. I pay you half now, the other half when the goods come. PIMENTEL Half of what? What are you trying to do? This shit you want us to get, has got to be worth more than that. You want us to move that shit, then off us. No questions asked. JIMENEZ If you try to fuck us over, we going to stick a pinata up your ass. ROMERO This is Legitimate business. Opportunities for both of us. No one else will offer you these kinds of jobs. PIMENTEL Why are you offering us this one? ROMERO My Jefe heard about you. He heard very good things about you. JIMENEZ We got a boss already. We just here to help your Boss out. That's all. PIMENTEL He wants us to take the blame for something. Man, I can feel it. Romero takes out an envelope and slams it on the Coffee Table. He takes out a huge wad, counts some bills and lays them out on the table. Jimenez doesn't bother Counting, Pimentel wrenches the Envelope out of Jimenez's hands. Pimentel empties the bottle again. ROMERO That's two thousand...plus five hundred each. That good...or what? PIMENTEL (To Jimenez) You don't know what to do with this. You're supposed to count it before you take it. Pimentel takes the Envelope and the rest of the money. He looks in, shuffles the money, the puts the envelope in his pocket. ROMERO You will have the green light. They get up, walk towards the door. Pimentel stops. ROMERO Now that that's out of the way, there is something you have to do first. Same amount, but when it's done. A guy named Warkowitz. Some hard ass gun smuggler. PIMENTEL We haven't seen him in Five years. He got us some guns for our Jefe before. Class A shit. ROMERO He's been supplying Martinez for a good Fifteen Years, Hernandez too. Recently, he took his business with the other families. Pimentel takes a deep breath, and thinks for a second. He doesn't say anything. ROMERO Go down to where he roams around, and tune him up. PIMENTEL They're Russians. If they catch us, they will turn us into breakfast. ROMERO Nothing to worry. Warkowitz is an independent contractor. He doesn't fly with any families like we do. He's got two friends with him, that's it. PIMENTEL That doesn't sound right. A big time gun supplier flying solo. ROMERO He's not exactly trust worthy, so that's maybe why his own people don't want anything to do with him. I don't know. PIMENTEL I know about that. We were warned to stay away from big business with him. We didn't and... ROMERO At the Amondingo Apartments, there will be a man, his name is Jose Lopez. He will be doing a deal with Warkowitz in the Second Floor Bathroom. All you have to do is go there and wait for the deal to go through. Nothing else. We can't risk a gang war right now. PIMENTEL Who the fuck is Jose Lopez? ROMERO He does deals and makes what money he can on the side. He is the middle man for Lopez and his friends. PIMENTEL A bum selling guns. Are we going to have any problem with him? ROMERO He and Warkowitz will make the deal. There shouldn't be any problem. He is low-key. He buys, then gets the hell out. He's more trust worthy than anyone on this side. See Cabron! Thousand here, Thousand there. I take care of you. Pimentel puts the empty Beer Bottle on the credenza, then leaves. Jimenez stays, talks to Romero's daughter, when, a hand pulls him away from the door and the Daughter. EXT. ROMERO'S FRONT YARD Jimenez and Pimentel exit the front yard. They cross the street. PIMENTEL What the fuck you doing? JIMENEZ What? That chula is hot. She might be interested. PIMENTEL Romero will cut your balls off when he finds out you wanna fuck his daughter. JIMENEZ He's not gonna know anything. They get in. Jimenez lights a Cigarette and turns the Radio on. Pimentel pops the lid on a beer bottle, takes a swig, and drives off. INT. HERNANDEZ'S HOME - LIVING ROOM Hernandez's Home is lavishly decorated. Expensive all around. Something a chief of Police couldn't afford. What looks like Three Hundred year old furniture, are set up in his living room to give the most space. Hernandez is dining at his table. His maid brings in more food. Pimentel and Jimenez come in, followed by two more guys. HERNANDEZ Come in guys. Have a seat. They all sit around the Table. Pimentel takes out a box of Cuban Cigars. He opens it and offers Hernandez one, who takes one. PIMENTEL Those are the real thing, Jefe. HERNANDEZ I can tell. These are bad boys. He calls his butlers. They come out with huge trays of food. HERNANDEZ Good developments so far. The feds know nothing. The shoot out down by the docks last week, nothing. All we have is a few shells and lots of dead bodies. JIMENEZ I bet those on the east side won't be too happy. HERNANDEZ Yeah, but without proof, guess what. PIMENTEL Fuck them on the east side. And the north. They are scared cause we are coming to their side. HERNANDEZ Hold it Luis. Not so fast. They may be scared, but they are still too powerful. PIMENTEL It's nothing. We go in, do it, we come out. HERNANDEZ I told you before. Don't get any ideas. You hear? A very beautiful, tall brunette walks in. She is wearing cleaning clothes. Pimentel stares. Unable to break the gaze. She goes in to the Hall. PIMENTEL Who is she Jefe? He shakes Hernandez's arm, who is trying to eat. HERNANDEZ What...Oh, that's Kelly. She is one of the cleaning ladies. Good friend of my Wife's. You like her? PIMENTEL Of course I like her. EXT. LA HOLLA RANCH - WEST CORNFIELDS - DAY It's a whole new day at the Fields. Rain is falling, covering the whole area for miles. Workers are in the fields, picking and planting. Pimentel and Jimenez are at the field, doing the same thing. PIMENTEL When do we leave? JIMENEZ In an Hour. PIMENTEL You get everything set. We will bring Marco and Jose. JIMENEZ Have you ever been to a Drug deal? PIMENTEL Once. JIMENEZ How was it? PIMENTEL I don't know. I never made the deal. It was these two guys. I was security. Jimenez looks around the field. Pimentel does too. It's endless rows and rows of Corn. Pears to the south. Apples, pears and mangos to the east and west. PIMENTEL I can't stand this anymore. 6 years of doing the same thing. Only reason we work here is...I don't know why we still work here. JIMENEZ Where would you want to be? PIMENTEL Anywhere else. This is a shit job. JIMENEZ We can't just leave like that. Frederico went to Hell and back to get us this job. We owe him all we have for this job. PIMENTEL We don't owe him shit. We are grateful for him giving us these jobs. You start owing somebody, they start owning you. JIMENEZ So you want to go to the US. That is great. Man we'll be out of here so fast we'll... Pimentel thinks while downing a Corona. PIMENTEL We're not going anywhere. JIMENEZ Now you want to stay?. PIMENTEL How are we going to get inside there? They must have at least Five armed guys with them. JIMENEZ We'll think of something. PIMENTEL To have such a big business, such class and Style. One day I will have all that class and style. JIMENEZ The beer is getting to your head. PIMENTEL Why is that? JIMENEZ That has got to be a One in a Million shot. You never know what can happen. PIMENTEL You don't want to do it? Maybe you should stay here with these guys. JIMENEZ What I'm saying is, we might not come out alive. That means we have to be careful. PIMENTEL (Wipes his face) Why would you die? If we do business the right way, there will be no deaths. We don't need any more souls over our heads. JIMENEZ Maybe you won't, but I'm going to the US. And I'm becoming rich there. PIMENTEL And how will you do that? Don't you know that you need papers to stay there? Passports, Green Cards, Pictures and all that Stuff. JIMENEZ There are ways to get all that. If you get all the right connections. A passport here. Green Card there. You got it. PIMENTEL Most likely you will get killed. People get killed over that sort of thing. More likely, a long jail term. I heard about that. JIMENEZ Once we get to the US, I will become a King. PIMENTEL Just stop bullshitting. We'll see what happens after today. JIMENEZ I'm telling you. We need to grab this chance. PIMENTEL So did you see that tal brunette at Jefe's? JIMENEZ Man, you're in love with that woman. You have been looking at her for a week. PIMENTEL That is the beauty right there. Her Voice, Her Hair, everything. Perfect. Perfect. JIMENEZ Man, she is so much taller than you. Probably more than a foot. PIMENTEL That doesn't have anything to do with anything. Height doesn't make you a fucking shit. It's how you treat her. JIMENEZ Well...that is a big step that you have to learn. PIMENTEL I know how to treat women. JIMENEZ Can you say Sonia? PIMENTEL She was already married. She never told me. INT. BATHROOM - DAY In the bathroom, a single Stall door is closed. In the stall, leaning against the wall is a man. This burly, laid-back man has downy black hair, light brown eyes and a snub nose. He wears an old Red Sox Baseball Cap and a red, torn shirt. His name is Jose Lopez. Lopez is in a stall, waiting. Through the door come in Four Guys dressed in black Trench Coats. As the door slams shut, the stall door opens and, Lopez, who is holding a gun, walks out. LOPEZ Gentlemen...before we get to business, get rid of your guns. The Guys look at each other, stunned and careful. They take out their guns and throw them into a Sink. WARKOWITZ I trust you will do the same. I can't do business like that. LOPEZ Got to be careful. Lots of Fucks who look to take advantage of you. It won't happen to me again. They obey and throw those into the sink as well. A man, Lenny Warkowitz, puts his Briefcase down. Lopez watches the Briefcase. WARKOWITZ We just came here to do business. We ain't going to Fuck you over. We're Legitimate Businessmen. I don't let shit like that happen on my watch. Lopez puts his gun into the sink as well. Slowly. Surely. He watches the other men. LOPEZ I'm a careful man. WARKOWITZ Do you have the Product? LOPEZ It's in the stall over there. One of you can go and convince yourself.....only One. Warkowitz nods to one man, who slowly stumbles towards the stall and picks up the Briefcase. Lopez eyes him carefully. The man meets Lopez's eyes, then focuses on the case. He puts it on the Toilet Seat and opens it. The Case is full of Packs of Cocaine. He closes it and moves back, slowly. Lopez still follows him, as the man leans in to Warkowitz's ear. The man nods to Warkowitz, who switches positions towards the Sinks. WARKOWITZ Do you mind....(Points To the Sinks)? Lopez doesn't say anything. He only motions "OK" with his head. Warkowitz slowly moves, keeping a distance from Lopez. Lopez moves from Warkowitz's men, so that Warkowitz's covers him from them. WARKOWITZ Refreshment. Long trip here! The planes these days. Don't give you shit. Warkowitz turns the tap on and washes his face. Lopez eyes him carefully. He rinses out his mouth. An unusual way to start a deal, but it's Warkowitz's way. WARKOWITZ Don't worry. I'm not going to take the guns. LOPEZ Then we can do business. I'm due somewhere else, so if we can get this over with as soon as possible, that would be good. WARKOWITZ Are we not going to wait for the others to show up? After all, they're your Business partners. LOPEZ They all have faith in me. No need to baby-sit. Warkowitz looks at one of his men. The man comes forward, opens a case and gives Lopez an eyeful of the green inside. Lopez shuffles a pack, throws it in, convinced. The case is closed. LOPEZ You guys have some good shit. Wanna sell more, come to me anytime. WARKOWITZ Not right now. We will keep in touch. Warkowitz nods to one of his men, but instead they raise their Machine Guns they had under their Trench Coats. Lopez grabs his gun. He is outgunned but still tries to keep what's his. The Thugs point their guns at both Warkowitz and Lopez. LOPEZ What is this shit? WARKOWITZ (to the men) Stay the fuck away! THUG You give us the Coke and Martinez's money. He will have to learn the hard way now. LOPEZ Who the fuck told you that you can come here and fuck me like this? WARKOWITZ These aren't my guys. I don't let this shit happen. They want to fuck me over. THUG 2 You fuck him over, you Fucked yourself. Romero sent us. Lopez had enough. He shoots. The others open fire, hit him a few times. Lopez hides in a Stall. Warkowitz runs out, 2 guys following him. The other two run to the other side. EXT. PARKING LOT - DAY Pimentel, Marco, Jose and Jimenez are in the car. Relaxed. Pimentel opens beers for them and himself. PIMENTEL What is with this Fucking Asshole? I never heard of anybody doing a deal in a restroom. It's like, you take a shit, then do the deal. And powder your ass with piedra. JIMENEZ It's one of the most secure places. PIMENTEL I hope so. They hear pops, gunshots, coming from the Building. They grab their guns, and sprint up the stairs. INT. APARTMENTS - HALLWAY Warkowitz comes running. He collapses. PIMENTEL Marco. Get his gun. Watch him. Jimenez checks the stalls and finds Lopez, bleeding heavily. JIMENEZ The case is gone. Pimentel shouts something inaudible to Jimenez. Jimenez steps into the stall. Jimenez levels his shotgun and BOOM, splatters Lopez's spine on the wall behind him. PIMENTEL Vamos. Marco, get all the piedra. We got to get the buying money. EXT. APARTMENTS - DAY The Parking Lot is crammed with Mini-Morris sized cars. Pimentel's Gang runs down the stairs, just as Warkowitz's car exits the Apartment Gate. They get into their Car. And the tires Screech as the Car speeds off, through the gate and after Warkowitz. EXT. MAIN STREET - DAY The Street is crowded with Cars, waiting for the light to change. Warkowitz's car speeds in between the cars. Pimentel's car appears from around the corner and tears up on the Sidewalk, crashing through Ice Cream stands and Restaurant Tables. Warkowitz's car moves aside onto the Sidewalk as well. Pimentel starts firing at them with his UZI. Marco and Jose do so too. Warkowitz's men fire back. Pedestrians move aside in Terror. Some old lady faints. People scream as they run for cover. Warkowitz's car moves up an incline, and rolls off a ramp, landing on the street again. Pimentel's car does the same. The cars weave in and out of the Lanes onto the Sidewalk. Warkowitz's car squishes and runs people over, as it tears over the sidewalk. Guns blazing from either car when Warkowitz's car tire pops, and the car smashes into a Store Display, turning over onto the roof. Bystanders hurry to see what happened. Pimentel's car comes to a screeching stop. They get out just as Warkowitz stumbles out of the car. Marco shoots a guy standing next to Warkowitz. Pimentel, switches a new clip and readies his UZI. The Thug whips around to face Pimentel, his eyes filled with Terror. He starts shooting at them, downing 20 or more bystanders who are running for cover. Marco empties the clip into the thug, blowing him back towards the Display Window. In the overturned car, a man moves with a gun, slowly, bleeding. Jimenez shoots him. Marco and Jose retrieve the Piedra and Money Cases from the Overturned Car. Bystanders run for cover throughout the street. The Thug's body lies, sprawled, in the Display Window. Pimentel approaches it, looks at him for a second and spits on him, without any compassion at all, them runs off. Pimentel's team packs up and the Tires screech as the oncoming Police Sirens get closer. EXT. MARTINEZ GOLF COURSE - ENTRANCE GATE - DAY Pimentel, Jose, Jimenez and Marco are waiting at the Entrance Gate for someone. Some time passes when, a Butler appears and shows them through the Gate, and into a lavish, green Golf Course. PIMENTEL Is this where your Jefe lives? BUTLER This is where he lives, sir! JIMENEZ Class. This is some High Class, sir! I bet he has a lot of large assed ladies. INT. MARTINEZ GOLF COURSE - OFFICE A Deluxe, yet stylish, Office with the latest in Security Surveillance and Technical Appliances, with a large number of Statues and Ancient Collectible Artifacts -- with two large, serious faced guards, guarding the Entrance door. The guards move in front of the door. Pimentel and the others stop in front of them. A voice says something in Spanish, from somewhere off. The guards nod, then move away. The Boss-and Owner- Santo Martinez, comes down some very long and curled steps. His sharp and expensive suit gives him away as a man not to mess with. He comes down and shakes hands with all of them. MARTINEZ Nice to meet all of you. Finally Someone who can touch foot to the Pavement and do something the way it's supposed to be done. PIMENTEL Mr. Martinez...real pleasure to meet you. The others shake hands with him. MARTINEZ Please....follow me. Martinez heads for the Bar. Pimentel and the gang move a few feet forward, still uncomfortable, but taking in the vast room. MARTINEZ Romero tells me very good things about you. He says you are Reliable. Something I look to find in everybody I do business with. PIMENTEL Romero Is good to have around! (glances at Romero) JIMENEZ Hell yeah. He's fuckin' good with business. MARTINEZ And of course taking into account what you did about Warkowitz. Besides, that garbage had to go. JIMENEZ Romero told us he Fucked you Good. MARTINEZ It's something best left in the past. PIMENTEL Yeah. That piece of shit wasn't anything special. He had it coming. MARTINEZ (Smiles, loves their Guts and Determination) You boys want anything? Scotch? Beer? Rum? Vodka?....Women? PIMENTEL Women and Beer. Don't know about them, but I'm thirsty as a Fucking Burro. Martinez pops open a Bottle of Beer and slides it to Pimentel, who immediately takes a swig. He pours a Scotch to him and Jose, Marco and Jimenez. MARTINEZ You guys are the kind of people I need. Someone who works as good as you. JIMENEZ We already got jobs with Hernandez. But we can always help out. You are good friends with our jefe. Still enormously overwhelmed with the Whole Place and what happened in the city, the gang sit down with Martinez and Romero, who just arrived. ROMERO What did I tell you Jefe? Real guts on these guys. MARTINEZ Yes, but it's something people around here don't seem to have. (Looks at Romero) Except when they are holding a gun in their cowardly hands. MARTINEZ So, how did it go down? I heard you nearly got killed, Jose? JOSE Yeah, but it's not a big deal. One guy had a shotgun when we burst in. He missed. It was out of instinct that I shot him. MARCO I don't understand what happened. Who was with who? MARTINEZ Those people are all out for money. They popped in on Lopez and were looking to take him out. JIMENEZ What kind of shit was he in? MARTINEZ Old Problems. Sadly, some people love to hang on to the past. Romero drops in between them. He's got a wad of money. He starts counting it on the counter. Martinez stares at Romero. ROMERO Two Thousand Pesos each. Martinez, locked in silent thought, raises his hand to Romero, who stops talking. MARTINEZ I like good people like these. These days you don't find them anymore. You come to me when you ready to work. Pimentel looks off to the side, at two people. A man and a woman who are just exiting. Martinez notices Pimentel's look. MARTINEZ They work for me. Lawyers. Blood suckers. Pimentel and the others pocket the money. PIMENTEL There is something else, other than Warkowitz in our trunk. Pimentel puts the Briefcase he brought down on the Table and opens it. Martinez moves closer to inspect it. He likes what he sees. MARTINEZ That is the Coke...and their Money. You know, I just needed Warkowitz tuned up. You did a good job. You put yourself in a lot of Danger for me. PIMENTEL That was nothing. The easiest job so far. Pimentel slides the Briefcase over to Martinez. Martinez says nothing, but stares at the case. PIMENTEL That is their money. This case is yours. We almost died for this stuff. MARTINEZ I don't know what to tell you. I'm stunned. You know, I built up mu turf honestly, while staying loyal to my boss. Lots of people aren't loyal these days. MARTINEZ I can't disagree on my part on that. Start working for me right away, and maybe some day you guys can have your own turf. JIMENEZ Mr. Martinez. I can't tell you how grateful we are that you want ti give us jobs here and that you want to help our boss. MARTINEZ Greatness has it's own reward. You showed me that when you walked in here a moment ago. MARTINEZ See your boss has also helped me on several occasions. He's the reason I found out about you guys. Hernandez is a very good business man. Very respectable. Romero, please go down with a couple of guys and get Mr. Warkowitz. Bring him inside. I'll be down in a minute. Romero leaves with a couple of guys, who have been sitting in a corner. INT. CAR Pimentel, Jimenez and two other guys, Jose and Marco sit in the car, drinking Beer and smoking Cigarettes. Mexican music is playing on the radio. PIMENTEL We drop Warkowitz here. Then what? MARCO If everything goes as planned, Guzman will call a truce. PIMENTEL Who is to say that he doesn't come looking for us anyway. He can do shit. JIMENEZ If he does, you know hernandez don't roll like that. Jefe will find something to pin on them. MARCO Then there will really be a gang war on the streets. Jose notices a man waving from the Entrance of the house. JOSE At any rate, we might need to find new jobs. They look and see Mendes waving. Jimenez blinks the lights a few times. The Car begins to move, and as it creeps up to the house, Jose and Marco get out of the moving car and disappear behind the house. INT. CAR Pimentel points to the Loading Dock door. PIMENTEL There. Marco and Jose shoot him a concerned look. EXT. BACK OF WAREHOUSE - ENTRANCE - NIGHT Marco and Jose approach the corner. Marco puts on Sunglasses and a Dark Hat. Jose hands him a Black Blanket and Marco runs over to the Camera, throwing the Blanket over the Camera. Jose sneaks to the open door, Marco falls in step with him. They enter the Warehouse. Standing outside is Jimenez, Car running and parked backwards next to him, trunk open. JIMENEZ Where were you? MARCO With your Mother. Pimentel gets out, brings a Crowbar with him, pries open the crate. They start loading the stuff into the car. PIMENTEL What took so long? We were almost going to go without you. Romero would have had a good time taking care of the both of you. JOSE What are you talking about? We got the box. What the fuck? JIMENEZ Alright. Don't get mad. Maybe it was a coincidence. They moved the box when they found out how Marco smelled. MARCO Fuck you. They got the Coke loaded halfway up, still fighting about the coincidences. A sound turns Jose's head to the direction of a muzzle, pointed straight at them. Somebody shouts "Over There" in Spanish. It's a guard, dressed in black. More guards appear, surround them and cock their weapons. PIMENTEL Who the hell are you? The guard doesn't answer. He stands there, among the other guards, silent as the Night. A moment passes, Jimenez and Pimentel look at each other then at Jose and Marco who do the same. Marco is about to say something when a body steps out of the open Dock Door. It falls under the light and reveals itself to be Romero. JIMENEZ Romero. See guys. All a big misunderstanding. ROMERO I wish it was, my Friends. JIMENEZ You are working with them? ROMERO They work for me. PIMENTEL What... ROMERO ....And they do very good business. I would hate to lose any of these guys. Nobody's gonna miss you guys. MARCO What are we? ROMERO You are an insurance policy. It's only business. PIMENTEL I knew something was up with you. ROMERO You think I was actually going to do business with you filthy lowlifes? Hernandez and the rest of those Cocksuckers maybe. Me, I have standards. PIMENTEL You are doing business with us. ROMERO There are a few reasons why I sent you here. One - to test out my new security system, to see how loyal my guards are. Two - now that you broke into my Warehouse, I can raise the insurance fund that I will get. JIMENEZ You pay us two thousand for this shit job. How much are you making? PIMENTEL (Turns to Romero) if you are trying to frighten us, you are wasting your time. I no more believe in your power than in flying Tacos. So, if after all this you are finished, I'd or we'd like to go home. Sorry that this didn't work out. ROMERO You will have your night. The owner of a Marijuana Plant, Consuelo, has been snubbing us for the past few months. I have been patient until now. Go there, get the payment, then come back. You do this, I let you live. PIMENTEL And this is all we have to do? ROMERO Yes. Like I said before. I give my word, and never break it. You will get paid for this job and that one. And not one word to you boss about this. PIMENTEL And what did Hernandez say to all this? ROMERO Fuck Hernandez! Attempt to run, you die. Attempt anything else, you die. PIMENTEL Well then pig, you fuck us over once more like this, and I will personally make sure your generation never existed. INT. MICHOACAN USED CARS LOT - DAY Pimentel and Jimenez are looking at some Cars. Marco and Jose are checking another one out, then join Pimentel and Jimenez. PIMENTEL Pull your head out of your ass. Dogs do that, Vicente. Taken aback by the change in tone, Vicente swallows. VICENTE Err... PIMENTEL You have all of the characteristics of a Coyote Vicente, all except loyalty. There is a definite change in temperature. PIMENTEL (CONT'D) People like Coyotes Vicente, for the main reason that they're loyal. There is a problem, an obvious problem. PIMENTEL (CONT'D) I would like answers, but I am not in the mood for asking questions. We'll keep bringing you the cars, you sell them. Jimenez takes a step to the side and moves his eyes in a sideways action implying the guilt lies with Vicente. Vicente catches this and opens his mouth to protest. He then hands Pimentel a folded up list. Pimentel takes it and opes it. On the note are scribbled names of American and Foreign Cars. Pimentel hands the note to Jimenez. PIMENTEL (CONT'D) You'll get the cars in two to four days. EXT. CASINO Pimentel new 1966 Lincoln is parked in front of the casino. INT. PIMENTEL'S CAR Pimentel is in the car with Jimenez and Jose. The car is parked at the feet of the Casino. Loud music comes from the Casino Floor, we can hear it all the way to Pimentel's Car. Pimentel is extremely angry about seeing some guy pass on the street, he recognizes. He has a quick look down the street. The man stops, looks in Pimentel's direction. MAN What the fuck you lookin' at? PIMENTEL I know you. What's your name? MAN What the fuck it matters to you? PIMENTEL I need to know, or I can just kill you now. MAN Benito Juarez. Pimentel realizes who it is, but double checks. PIMENTEL From Chihuahua? JUAREZ Yeah. What the fuck you want from me? Pimentel takes out his gun. Juarez Bolts from where he was standing. Jimenez cranks the car, and it leaves skid marks. They pursue Juarez on the main street. Juarez turns into an alley. Jimenez turns into it and sees Juarez running. Juarez removes a gun from his jacket and fires. Pimentel takes out an UZI. He loads it and fires. Juarez runs in a panic. The car catches up to him. JUAREZ No me mates. No me mates. Pimentel empties the whole clip into Juarez's back. Juarez sprawls on the ground. The car stops, Pimentel gets out and takes Juarez's backpack he had with him. The car drives off. EXT. CASINO Moments later, Pimentel's car pulls up to the Casino. Seconds later, Antonio Barraco, the man who they brought to the Casino, walks out. He has a few girls with him. They hug him and kiss him as they approach Pimentel's car. The girls and Barraco get in. The car leaves. INT. PIMENTEL'S CAR PIMENTEL How was your stay at the Casino? BARRACO Good. We had a great night. (Looks at the girls) Didn't we girls. The girls giggle. PIMENTEL Mr. Martinez said you are a great business Partner. BARRACO He did? Say it isn't so. EXT. PIMENTEL'S CAR Jimenez turns on the Freeway ramp. They ascend on the Freeway. Pimentel's car gets off the freeway. At the next light, it makes a right turn, then enters the Steel Factory. INT. HERNANDEZ GOLF COURSE - OFFICE - DAY Hernandez is waiting. Pimentel, Marco, Jimenez and Jose come in. He offers them drinks, which they gladly accept. They sit down. HERNANDEZ Take my Daughter to the Hair Salon downtown. She has an appointment. I would do it myself, but an appointment calls my attention. JIMENEZ Your friend Martinez is very thankful for what we did. HERNANDEZ He helped me when no one else would. Now I'm returning the generosity he showed me. After Sixteen years. He is a very good friend of mine. I respect him a lot. Pimentel looks at Hernandez. It's like he can tell something is up with Hernandez. PIMENTEL Sixteen years. You don't see a problem with this? HERNANDEZ What kinda problem? PIMENTEL That long, and he wants something from you now. That's weird. HERNANDEZ I'd say that's definitely kinda weird, but for now, never mind. He's a good friend. PIMENTEL He runs the East side, right? We'll go scope things out. Hernandez grabs Pimentel's arm. HERNANDEZ Listen. I told you before. The East side and the North are off limits. They're too powerful. Doing something now will start a gang war. PIMENTEL After that thing at the docks, they ain't got a thing left now. The West is fighting for power. HERNANDEZ I advise you to stay out of the East and North. I will take care of them in my own way, when the time comes. Understand? Pimentel drinks from a Corona. He can sense Hernandez's fear. PIMENTEL I guess you are the Boss. HERNANDEZ (yelling) You're damn right I am. He reconsiders his tone of voice. HERNANDEZ If you listen to me, we'll get to the top very quick and stay there forever. Hernandez's Daughter comes down the rounded steps. She's about 25 years old, blond hair, blue eyes, and short. Her name is Yolanda Hernandez. She runs up to Hernandez, who gets up, and gives him a big kiss on the cheek and a hug. HERNANDEZ My little baby. I missed you. YOLANDA Papa! I missed you at the game! Hernandez shakes her off and turns her in the direction of the others. Jimenez notices Yolanda as her butt bounces up and down. He stares... HERNANDEZ These are the guys who will take you to the Hair Salon. Then they are going to bring you by your mother's. YOLANDA I will wait by the car. She runs out, grabbing her backpack as she does. She shoots Jimenez a Naughty look. HERNANDEZ Take her whereever she wants to go. PIMENTEL We'll take care of it. Don't you worry about a thing Jefe. HERNANDEZ Just make sure to keep her safe. That's all I'm going to tell you. And while she's in there, go over to this guy De Silva, and see why the payments are two months late. PIMENTEL Don't worry. Nothing will happen to her. She's safe with us. Pimentel, unyielding, watches as Yolanda runs out of the room. He moves out too. EXT. HAIR SALON - DAY Yolanda walks out of the Hair Salon. She enters the Car and flips down the mirror. She takes out her Lipstick and applies it to her lips. INT. PIMENTEL'S CAR Yolanda looks herself over on the Mirror. She applies makeup and brushes her hair. PIMENTEL We gonna take you to your mother's place now. YOLANDA I want to go to the Hidalgo Club. Do you know where it is? PIMENTEL What about your Mother's? YOLANDA Don't be scared. We have two hours until I got to be at my Mother's. PIMENTEL Hidalgo Club it is. The Car starts and Jimenez does a U-turn. They screech off. EXT. HIDALGO CLUB - DAY The car comes to a Stop. Yolanda wants to get out, but Pimentel grabs her shoulder and stops her. YOLANDA Hey.... Watch your hands pepe. PIMENTEL Wait Here. He's going to go check the inside. JIMENEZ What's going on? PIMENTEL What do you mean what's going on? Check the bar. JIMENEZ Hey Pimentel. We should stop by the Dance floor too. It will be fun. PIMENTEL Just go check. We can't run any risks. And take Marco with you. Jimenez nods to Marco, who slams a clip in his UZI and hides it in his coat. Marco gets out and opens the door for Yolanda. She gets out and they walk her to the door. Yolanda slips some Coke into her purse. Jimenez and Marco see it. INT. HIDALGO CLUB Yolanda is On the Dance Floor. Marco and Jimenez are sitting in a Booth, chatting, watching that no harm comes to her. Through the window, we see Pimentel's Lincoln drive off. Yolanda continues dancing, now with some guys prancing around her. Jimenez alerts Marco, who shakes off the warning. Jimenez gets up, walks calmly over to Yolanda and shakes a guy off of her. Yolanda throws him a look. JIMENEZ What's up Chikita? YOLANDA What do you want? JIMENEZ You like dancing? YOLANDA What gives you that idea? JIMENEZ You dance good. You look like you love it. YOLANDA Then I do. Why do you ask? Are you interested? Jimenez is dancing next to her. Well, he's more jumping from side to side. He actually looks more like the Energizer Bunny. JIMENEZ What do you do? YOLANDA I work down town. In Human Resources. JIMENEZ You gonna be like a Teacher or Something? YOLANDA Where do you get that? JIMENEZ Lots of kids these days become some kind of Teachers. Women love to become Teachers. YOLANDA (kinda likes him) I'll be a Interior Designer. I always liked that kind of stuff. Jimenez puts his arm around her. She casually brushes it off. YOLANDA (Lying) Don't get the wrong idea. JIMENEZ Now you're talking. I like this. You'll warm up. You just wait. Out of the side Curtain, up on the stage, a man with a Sub Machine gun pops out, starts shooting at the Dance Floor, and runs down the few steps. Now on the Dance Floor, he looks for Yolanda. Another man pops out. Marco and Jimenez have taken cover. Marco spots Yolanda, face down on the ground. The Gunman has his weapon trained on them, and out of sheer instinct, Marco shoots the Man, who drops like a bag of Potatoes. Yolanda moves a little. Jimenez sees her move. She's about to stand up, but Marco moves his arm, stops her from getting up. Marco runs across the Dance Floor, when more Gunmen show up and start shooting. He kills one Gunman, and pulls Yolanda to safety. Through the window, we see Pimentel's car pull up. Jimenez and Marco grab Yolanda, and bolt for the door, shooting their way through. From the Car, Pimentel, Jose and Jesus open fire with UZIs, shattering the big Show Window and killing the thugs. From the back some more come. They are also killed. EXT. HIDALGO CLUB Yolanda makes for the car, and slings in through the open Rooftop. Marco and Jimenez skip out of the door, firing inside the Building through the door. Jimenez jumps in the car. Marco throws the UZI inside the car and Launches to the Front seat. The Tires leave skid marks as it screeches off. The gunmen run out and start shooting after them. INT. HERNANDEZ GOLF COURSE The room is highly decorated. The camera centers on Hernandez, who stares incredulously at Antonio, his main guy, who is sitting next to Pimentel, Marco, Jose and Jimenez. HERNANDEZ What Happened? ANTONIO I don't know those guys. HERNANDEZ What were they doing on my side? ANTONIO Take is easy Jefe, Carajo. Nothing serious happened. I had my guys check the whole place before these guys here, came. HERNANDEZ Your guys? Since when do you run your own operations? ANTONIO My guys are contacts down there. HERNANDEZ Then use your guys to find out who those guys were. ANTONIO They were those guys that got away from the Docks, and one that survived last weeks's Warkowitz job. HERNANDEZ What were you doing down there Antonio? I told you to go and run by the finance department. ANTONIO This one guy tipped me off someone was making a deal. HERNANDEZ (ranting) So you knew this was going to happen? Are you shitting me or are you serious about going off on your own? ANTONIO You saying...I'm not being honest with you Hernandez? Two of Hernandez's Bodyguards come in. Marco and Jose slip their hands closer to their belts. The guards stop, flanking Antonio. HERNANDEZ (Quietly and Carefully) let's just say, that things weren't exactly like you said they would be. That deal you set up with Foreman, stall him. Tell him to wait. Antonio gives Hernandez a Cold, Hard look, full of Hate. He can't just break the deal up. Foreman will go nuts when he finds out! He gets up to Leave, nods to the Guards. The guards separate, Letting Antonio pass through. HERNANDEZ You go off on your own, you're against me then. You're against all of us then. Antonio gets to the door. The guards join him. Antonio Stops. ANTONIO What's that supposed to mean? HERNANDEZ What do you think it means? I'm serving you notice right now, while everything is still peaceful. A warning. Antonio, getting mad, shifts his focus back and forth. He's holding a Golf Club in his hand. ANTONIO You know what....You work for Romero now. Your time is up. Cross me and...! This is my warning. With Martinez saying nothing, Antonio goes out the door with the Two Guards. The door slams shut. Hernandez sits in his chair. Jose runs over and pours him whiskey. MARTINEZ Thanks Jose. (To Pimentel) We're gonna have to watch him from now on. He'll turn to Tapio and Romero for sure. PIMENTEL Yeah, but who knows who he's working for now? Could be all kinds of fucks. JIMENEZ A wrong move could bring out a gang war. We could be caught right in the middle. MARTINEZ I'm going to have you guys work directly for me right now, now that Antonio's gone, I will need someone like you guys. PIMENTEL It'll be a pleasure Mr. Martinez. HERNANDEZ Go up to Foreman's turf - have a look around. See who's working up there. Go to him and offer him to work for me. His business is failing, but his Turf is an important route for Rerouting drugs. Don't try to talk with bullets. It ain't gonna get you anywhere and will only give me lots of shit to take care of. JIMENEZ We control that part, we basically control all of western Michoacan? HERNANDEZ That's right. Then go to the Albertos Brothers. Tell them that Vicente Salazar broke off a deal with them. Knowing the Albertos, without assurance, they will go to war. But stay out of the North and East. I told you before. I'm telling you again. PIMENTEL (unyielding, not impressed) Albertos, Salazar then Foreman. INT. MICHOACAN ZOO - DAY The backstage area of the zoo is void of any workers. Lots of equipment covers the area. It's semi-dark, but moist. A man moves through the area. INT. TANK ROOM The man comes into a large room, with a giant Water Tank. On the top, are a few guys waiting for him. The man climbs some ladder. When he gets to the top, a hand reaches down and pulls him up. There are Pimentel, Jimenez, Marco and Jose and Trujillo. PIMENTEL I thought the deal was done? SALAZAR We could start over again. New chance. PIMENTEL Since last time, all business has been broken off. SALAZAR Come on man. I'm fighting for my life here. PIMENTEL You should have fought a little harder. Tell you what. My Jefe has me down to sell the Twenty Five cars from the last time. Are you sure? SALAZAR Man...sure am glad to have my life back. My partner and I, both of us. Pimentel waves to Marco and Trujillo. They drag somebody from behind a curtain. PIMENTEL You wish to still purchase the Parts? SALAZAR Yes. I told you. PIMENTEL Is that your Partner. Marco holds the man, while Jose stabs him in his arm. They push the man into the Tank. The man makes a splash, then tries to swim to the edge. Blood seeps into the water. Suddenly -- a Great White Shark lunges from the bottom, jumps into the air with Salazar's Partner in it's jaws -- completely out of the water. It lands with a great splash, wetting Salazar. His partner briefly surfaces, tries to call for help, and is dragged under. PIMENTEL The bulk of the Parts will arrive next week. Bring the Buy Money and the Money you owe to Mr. Martinez. The betrayals stop today -- our collections begin. Do this or join your partner at the bottom. Salazar frantically looks at all the men. He skips down the ladder, falls at the bottom, then runs like hell out of the Tank Room. PIMENTEL That was the Salazar. Vamos to the Albertos. EXT. ROMERO'S WAREHOUSE - DAY Four Cars, trunks and doors opening, come to a screeching halt. Pimentel's Impala right behind them. The men get out and arm themselves with Assault Rifles, Shotguns and Machine Guns. INT. ALBERTOS'S WAREHOUSE Cubans and Peruvians charge at the door with their guns. As they approach the Large Hangar-Like door -- EXT. ALBERTOS'S WAREHOUSE -- one of Pimentel's men aims a Rocket Launcher at the Door. The Rocket blows apart the door, with a few of the Cubans behind it, granting passage into the Warehouse. INT. ALBERTOS'S WAREHOUSE The large Lights on the Ceiling are turned on. Cubans are everywhere, Machine Guns in their hands. Pimentel's men open fire on the Albertos Men. Armando, Albertos jefe, Shot through the head, crashes down into a Dumpster below. A gunfight opens up quickly. Rinaldo runs to the back. Rinaldo, Armando's second in command, makes his way to his office, wounded. He limps heavily, as he disappears behind the door. INT. RINALDO'S OFFICE Rinaldo slams the door shut, locks it and retreats to his chair. He holds his stomach, where the bullet hit. From his chair, he fumbles in the desk's Filing Drawers, Fishing out tons of documents. The gunfire outside his room, suddenly stops. Rinaldo is sweating pools of sweat. RINALDO Armando? No Answer. He fumbles in is coat pocket, takes out a Zippo Lighter and holds a Document near it. The gunfire resumes for a short while. The Door is blown away. Pimentel and the guys storm in. On the desk, documents are burning in the wastebaskets. Rinaldo is throwing more in. Jesus shoots Rinaldo in the hand. Rinaldo drops the document. The guys move in, surround Rinaldo and drag him out. Rinaldo struggles to get free. INT. ALBERTO'S WAREHOUSE They drag Rinaldo past the dead bodies, to the entrance. They throw Rinaldo on the ground, and hold him. Two guys force two short Two by Fours on his palms. Another two drive two large nails through the Wood and Rinaldo's Hands. They do the same to his legs. His shirt is torn off. A guy comes to him, with a Belt Sander in his hand. He turns it on. From the inside, they hear a car screech by the open door. It's Romero and a few guys. They drive off. Pimentel ignores them. PIMENTEL Where is Mr. Hernandez's money? RINALDO You fuck. You will pay for this. Pimentel glances at Jose. Jose lowers the Belt Sander on Rinaldo's Chest. Blood spatters the two. Rinaldo screams in agony. RINALDO (CONT'D) You will never have it back. It's ours now. The truck you transported it with, it was ours. Jose takes the Sander off, leaving trails of missing skin and pieces of Flesh. PIMENTEL Mr. Hernandez doesn't think so. That Money? You owe him now. RINALDO Of course it's ours. We lure you into the truck with the money. We blow it. History Lesson for You. Except that old Fuck Face was smarter than Victor hand hoped. Who the fuck does a deal in a Restroom. PIMENTEL Who the fuck is Victor? RINALDO You will be in hell before I tell you. Jose applies the Belt sander on Rinaldo again. More blood spatters with skin and Muscle. Jose takes the Sander off. RINALDO (CONT'D) I hope your mother will get her ass ripped by my men. Pimentel, angered, leaves the Warehouse. Moments later he backs his Impala into the garage, and Parks the rear over Rinaldo. He gets out, with a cable in his hand. Rinaldo spits out blood. PIMENTEL Just give us the money. We'll let you go then. Rinaldo spits at him. Pimentel moves a lever on the little Box, and the Impala's back slowly drops. It lowers on Rinaldo's ribcage, we hear a Crack. Rinaldo breathes quickly. RINALDO Please...just let me go. It's all in there. PIMENTEL Yeah. OK, but who is Victor? RINALDO He's the guy, that Romero got to kill all of you. Rinaldo hesitates. The car lowers even more. Rinaldo coughs and spits out blood. He strains as he tries to talk. RINALDO (CONT'D) The money is in My Office, in the safe. The guy, Victor, is actually the head of a Few Families in Lower Michoacan. He works together with Martinez's Lawyers and Romero. This time as the car drops, more ribs crack. RINALDO (CONT'D) (In Pain) he..he told us there was a great deal of money and Power for us if we killed you and Hernandez. He promised us more Territory. That is all, you Fucking Assholes. Pimentel pulls down on the lever. The car crushes Rinaldo. His insides spill through his sides and his mouth. PIMENTEL We have to clean the car. (To Jesus) Take Marco and Jose. Go get the money. Meet us here. The car lifts off. One guy cleans the underside of the car. The other cars are backed into the garage. They start loading the cars. EXT. ROMERO'S WAREHOUSE (MOMENTS LATER) The cars screech out of the Lot and merge with the oncoming traffic. Moments later, the whole warehouse Explodes. Debree cover everything. The cars on the road try to evade the debree. INT. BAR - NIGHT Pimentel grabs a man, Guillarmo by the collar. Guillarmo screams, but nobody seems to notice. PIMENTEL It makes me mad to see you in this neighborhood. Especially in my Jefe's Bar. It makes me mad. This is a bad invasion of Privacy. He grabs Guillarmo's right hand. Bends his fingers back as far as possible. Guillarmo squeals. Some guys in the back laugh. Guillarmo tries to break free, but Pimentel's got him arm under his armpit. PIMENTEL Who ordered the hit last month at the club? GUILLARMO I don't know. I swear. PIMENTEL Don't swear. It's bad. Pimentel bends Guillarmo's fingers even more. Guillarmo's legs buckle under the intense pain. PIMENTEL Swear that you don't know. You better talk. Pimentel bends the fingers even further back. To the point of tearing them off. GUILLARMO It was these guys...they are with Lopez or somebody. Jose Maria and Antonio Querno. They work with Martinez and Warkowitz. PIMENTEL You swear on your mother's grave that it's from Martinez and Lopez? GUILLARMO I swear to everything I know! Pimentel lets go of Guillarmo's hand. Guillarmo is weeping on the floor. Pimentel straightens his suit. A smile appears on his face. PIMENTEL I'm sorry. It was necessary. Lupe, get him a cab to take him to the hospital. Jimenez throws some Hundreds on the table for Guillermo. INT. THE MAIN PART OF THE BAR. MOMENTS LATER Pimentel points at a group of drinkers, including a blond woman. They wave at him. PIMENTEL What's this Federale doing in this bar? The Federale Guy is terrified. He starts to make his way out, when Pimentel grabs him. PIMENTEL (slapping him on the back) Only kidding. How is everything? I trust you got our payment? FEDERALE It's good. You will get the stuff no later than Six PM today. PIMENTEL Go drink something. It's on the house. Pimentel, Jimenez, Jose and Marco sit at the back in a booth. Hernandez walks in just then. He is with his Wife. HERNANDEZ What did I tell you? I told you to go talk with Alberto and Salazar. Now Alberto is dead, Salazar wants war. PIMENTEL Alberto is dead. Rinaldo too. We can take the West and North now. HERNANDEZ I told you not to mess with them. JIMENEZ At least we got the lid on tight. HERNANDEZ Yeah, but you didn't put it on very tight. Look at this. He hands Jimenez a News Paper. Jimenez looks at the front page. HERNANDEZ Looks like they will give a Statement today. We picked up those two from the docks today. One of our guys went undercover. JIMENEZ Where are they now? HERNANDEZ We're holding them downtown. They're waiting to be interrogated. Pimentel gets up. Jimenez and Trujillo too. They run out of the bar. INT. POLICE STATION Pimentel, Jimenez and Trujillo walk through the foyer. There is no one in the Hallway. Very weird. They search for the Interrogation room. Trujillo finds it. INT. INTERROGATION ROOM Coming in, Pimentel and Trujillo take out guns. Silenced. They shoot the two witnesses and run out. INT. HERNANDEZ HOUSE - NIGHT Marco, Jose and Jesus are sitting at the round table. Trujillo joins them. Beers and Cigarettes are around them. PIMENTEL Do you trust him? JIMENEZ He is our informant. How can you not trust him? TRUJILLO I like Guillarmo. He is a trustable guy. HERNANDEZ Don't get too hung up on him. He may get a bullet soon. JOSE You don't trust a guy that behaves like he's got nothing to lose. Jefe is right. I say we take care of him. JIMENEZ Martinez has lost so much now. PIMENTEL Romero too. And that fuck Antonio. JIMENEZ Especially now that he turned his back on Martinez. JOSE What about your girl, Martinez's Daughter? Or Romero's Daughter? JIMENEZ I already went out with Romero's Daughter. She no good. Martinez's is much better. TRUJILLO She is too. Martinez's daughter is hot too. JIMENEZ We're going out in half an hour. Finest restaurant in town. EXT. CAFE - DAY Pimentel, Jimenez, Marco and Jose are at a cafe, sitting outside on the Terrace. They are drinking Beers, Coffees and Sodas. PIMENTEL That was close the other day. Without Jefe, we would be in jail now. MARCO Jefe's secretary gave you a Habeas Corpus. They have nothing on you guys. JIMENEZ Somebody told them about the apartment thing three weeks ago. Nobody else knows about that. Only Warkowitz survived. MARCO Jefe said not to worry. Nobody saw us anyway. A man approaches them. He flashes his badge. They stare. DETECTIVE VALDEZ Gentlemen. Detective Valdez. We've met before. Marco and Jose make a move. The Detective stops them. DETECTIVE VALDEZ Don't get up. I'm just passing by. PIMENTEL What do you want? DETECTIVE VALDEZ The Usual. It's the end of the month. Our payment for this month. Usual amount. Pimentel rolls his eyes. He takes out a wad of cash. PIMENTEL I forgot. Here, I got Five Grand. (To the others) how much do you have? The others take out wads. They count and put down the money. It sums up to Twenty Five Thousand. The Detective reaches down to get the money. DETECTIVE VALDEZ Jeraldo Martinez and his gang have been working against you for some time. We shook them down, including two of Romero's Informants and some of his Co-Dependents. They are locked up now. That was a major bust you fed us. Thank you. Revitalized mine and my men's careers. The Detective shuffles the money. He pockets it. JOSE We got word about some new Cowboys trying to corner the market downtown. They hang out at Lencho's. DETECTIVE VALDEZ Thank you very much, Gentlemen. The Detective Leaves. Pimentel takes a swig from the Beer Bottle. It's almost empty. He orders another one. PIMENTEL That guy. How does he know? Must be that Warkowitz Prick. A man approaches them from the Terrace Gate. They all look his way. It's Trujillo. TRUJILLO What, that cop? JIMENEZ The guy, Warkowitz. Didn't Martinez take care of him? PIMENTEL All he said was to bring that fuck into the house. He probably let him go. TRUJILLO I think you're right. We got to do something about him then. EXT. GULF OF MEXICO - DAY A large Yacht floats on the water. It's raining slightly. The water is weaving the Yacht around. Another Boat creeps up to the Yacht. Men stand guard on the Yacht, armed with M-16s and Uzis. EXT. BOAT - DAY From inside the boat, Pimentel, Jimenez and Marco exit. Following them are Trujillo and Jesus. They stop by the Railing, until the Boat stops next to the Yacht. PIMENTEL This what Horacio had in mind? JIMENEZ I think so. On the Yacht, 2 Armed Men walk about and down to the Door, open it and let Pimentel and the rest on board. The Men lead Pimentel and the others up. INT. YACHT ROOM - DAY The men come in. Pimentel, Jimenez, Marco and Jose stop in the middle of the room. The Men close the door. By the Window, stands another man, arms behind his back. His name is Kenny Walters. He's dressed in a bathrobe. He's around Forty, heavy set, and has a dark suntan. WALTERS Hello Gentlemen. I see you had a Nice Trip here. Too bad about the bad weather. I was hoping to bring out the barbecue, but alas, we're not so lucky. JIMENEZ Very Exotic place you called us to. WALTERS I always had a thing for the Exotics. I don't know, there's something that draws me to these places. PIMENTEL It's nothing special. Even if you live here. All this shit with the mosquito nests, is useless. WALTERS (Chuckles) Your government would never allow me to come here. Let's make a deal. JIMENEZ It's in our boat. But it's all there. WALTERS I need to sell you Thirty Keys. That's so that I can make this economically viable. Don't worry. You can't lose from this deal. We both make a lot from this. JIMENEZ Mr. Hernandez authorized us to buy Ten keys. That's the most for now. Walters moves to the Sofa, sits down and offers them to sit. They sit down. WALTERS How about, we split the Kilos. You get 5 now, and call your Boss. If he agrees, you get the other 5. We have a secure phone line here. There's something about Walters, and Pimentel knows it, but for some reason, he trusts him, like a parent. JIMENEZ Can we sample this "Stuff"? Walters snaps his fingers, and a briefcase is brought out and put on the Table. Walters opens it. Jimenez takes a little and puts it into a bag. Walter watches him. WALTERS This is the finest stuff on the market now. Even the Colombians have trouble moving this here. JIMENEZ We got people back home. WALTERS (Nods) That's good. Do not ever try your own supply, gentlemen. That's my only word of advice. How much can you Guarantee me? JIMENEZ That depends, Mr. Walters. As I said, 5 Kilos now. We're in heavy demand too. It's a slow Process for now. The whole Cuba wants this shit. Including Mexico and the United States. MARCO Yeah, you got the Police everywhere. Ever since that Drug Crisis last month, they been jacking up the security. We're losing three out of five loads now. WALTERS I heard about that. They tell me you guys been flagged down here. PIMENTEL Temporary Setback. How about we buy this Load now, then go back and discuss the matter with our boss? I know he would love to further our business with you. WALTERS No Problem. Kenny, will see to the Transaction. You got good Reps, Gentlemen. Don't do anything to fuck them up. It's hard to get them back. Especially in this business. He snaps his fingers, and a large guard, Kenny walks out to the Table. Jimenez puts a bag, full of Money on the Table. Kenny inspects the money over the Light. He burns one of the notes. It checks out. He takes one from his wallet and throws it in. KENNY They're Good. (To Another Man) Bring the goods. Two men come in, slam 4 large bags onto the Table. Walters watches Jimenez, as he looks into the Bags. Jimenez gives an approving nod to Pimentel. JIMENEZ We'll be back Mr. Walters. Marco and Jose pick the bags up. Pimentel and Jimenez follow them outside. WALTERS I'll be expecting you Gentlemen to return. My Boss, Mr. Tapio will be happy to do business. PIMENTEL You keep this shit (Looks around Yacht) in good condition. Maybe I buy it from you. EXT. YACHT DECK - DAY The rain is falling somewhat steadily. Pimentel leads the way down to the Gate, walks across the bridge and onto their Boat. Jimenez and the rest follow. They disappear under the Roof. The Yacht pulls off and disappears in the cover of rain. EXT. BOAT HOUSE - OPEN CABIN Jose and Marco are unloading weapons and piedra into the Boat House. Pimentel and Jimenez are up in the Cabin, talking. JIMENEZ Who is that? Trujillo comes out from the Cabin. He peeks out to see. TRUJILLO It's the Cops. EXT. COP BOAT The ship edges forward, slowly. Jimenez and Trujillo jump for cover behind a box. Pimentel hides behind the door wall. EXT. BOAT HOUSE Pimentel stops right by the wall. Trujillo and Jimenez are right behind him. Nothing comes out of the Speaker. The Ship slowly continues forward, away from them. Jimenez and Trujillo sigh in Relief. Jimenez, Trujillo, Marco and Jose cross over to their Ship and go to the Cargo hold. EXT. PIMENTEL'S HOUSE Pimentel's Mother's house is being renovated. His mother is watching. Pimentel comforts her. She gently pushes him away. Pimentel's sister takes their mom into their house. INT. AMUSEMENT PARK - DAY Hernando, leader of the West side, sprawls dead over a Candy Machine in an amusement Park, blood splattering all over some Five Year old Kids's Faces. Gone down in a hail of Bullet Fire. Jimenez and the gang drive away. Warkowitz's and a handful of Gang bangers's, tied up dead bodies. Lie in a Warehouse. EXT. MICHOACAN MARINA ....and bloated Foreman and Martinez, float in from the ocean onto the lush white surf of Michoacan Beach, alongside some kids playing with their shovels. The kids drop the shovels and bolt for their parents. INT. MORGUE - DAY ....as the morgue piles up with rows of corpses, their tagged toes sticking out from under the white sheets like used cars. Coroners standing next to them, writing on their Clipboards. A horde of fresh, about Twelve new Corpses arrives, as the Coroners hurry over to them. Two Detectives talk to the coroners. Making notes. ...and it goes on and on. INT. BAR - NIGHT We see four other men, including Trujillo and Jose, standing near Jimenez at the bar, raise their glasses in salute. Hernandez and his Wife enter, and go to the Private room. The East Side Boss, Marco Dado, looks up and sees Pimentel. DADO Hey, look at him. Pimentel. I hear you're doing good now. PIMENTEL (preening a little) Do I know you? DADO (smiling broadly at Pimentel) Son of a bitch. Get over here....Do I know you? I'm Marco Dado. You don't remember me? Pimentel, realizing this, slowly walks over and Dado, aggressively, squeezes Pimentel's hand. Pimentel doesn't like it. His mood changes. He inches towards his .45, But stops barely. PIMENTEL (forcing a laugh, remembering Dado) Hey, Dado. What the fuck I got to remember? DADO (squeezing Pimentel's hand even harder) Listen to him. What he got to remember? Hey Pimentel, don't go get too smartassed. Know your place. PIMENTEL Hey Dado. It's done. We caught up. Enjoy your drink. DADO (laughing, to the crowd at the bar) Fuckin' with him? If I was fuckin' with you, I'd tell you to go eat shit. Pimentel's smile turns to a glare as he realizes Marco Dado is making fun of him. The Men at the bar roar with laughter. Jimenez is looking glumly at Pimentel. He walks over. DADO (to the guys at the bar) He used to eat shit when no one was looking. You remember Pimentel when he was little? The kid was great. Pimentel, furious, begins reaching for his .45. Jimenez holds his hand. JIMENEZ (silently) Not here! PIMENTEL (almost a threat) Dado. Don't go too far. DADO Come on. Pimentel. We're only kidding. You can't take a joke? What the fuck happened to you after all these years? We see that Pimentel is still angry, but begins to relax with Dado's apparent apology, but as soon as Dado sees that Pimentel is beginning to relax, he turns his back on Pimentel. Jimenez goes to the bar, gets a drink, than comes back. JIMENEZ (coming) What's going on. DADO Nothin'. We just talking about old times. Dado throws a Napkin at Pimentel's chest. Jimenez quickly steps in front of Pimentel who is about to shoot Dado. Dado is facing the bar and does not see just how furious Pimentel has become. JIMENEZ (gently wrestling Pimentel away from the bar) Come on, relax. He's drunk. He's been locked up for six years. He's been in Jail here and the Fucking US. They been riding him and his family hard. PIMENTEL I don't give a shit. That guy's got no right to insult anybody like this. JIMENEZ Pimentel. He. Doesn't mean anything. Forget about it. It's not like it's the end of the world. PIMENTEL (trying to wrestle past Jimenez) He's insulting me. Pig bastard. He's never been any fuckin' good. He's been doin' it for years. I never realized it until now. A harvester has more loyalty than him. JIMENEZ Pimentel. Relax. PIMENTEL (to Jimenez) Fuck him. If he does it again. He is dead. Pimentel roughly grabs his Beer Bottle and storms out. His gang follow. JIMENEZ (rejoining Dado at the bar) Dado. I'm sorry. Pimentel gets loaded. He doesn't mean any disrespect. His life's been hard, you know. DADO He's got a hot head. That fuck ain't loaded. He never seen a drink in his life, nor ever been drunk. He didn't earn it. We see the last few guests get up to leave. From the Bartender's POV behind the bar, we see the guests leave and suddenly Pimentel appears in the doorway. The Bartender walks around the bar and approaches Pimentel. We see Jimenez and Dado are still seated at bar with their backs to the door. DADO They're Fucking assholes. Every last one of them. Jimenez nods. He looks over to the entrance, to see if Pimentel comes. He doesn't. DADO I seen them. They walk around like big men and they don't know shit. JIMENEZ A guy gets hot. He mouths off. He gets killed. It's the new age. DADO When I was a kid, I swear on my mother's grave, you mouth off, you got your Fucking legs broke, and your balls cut off. They would serve them to you in your soup. That was the best meal you had. The meal of the fucking Century. EXT. SUNTAN BEAUTY PARLOR - DAY Pimentel's Chevy Impala sits in front of the Suntan Parlor. They are waiting for Yolanda. She makes an appearance at the front door, putting on her hat and sunglasses. She applies some lipstick. Marco opens the door. The Impala lowers to the ground. Yolanda stares, stunned and impressed. YOLANDA What the hell is that thing? MARCO It's a genuine 1966 Chevy Impala. YOLANDA I love it. But I prefer high class cars. Ferrari's and stuff like that. MARCO This is better than a Ferrari. It's got a couple hundred miles, but it's good. Yolanda walks down the steps. A wind blows, she keeps it from blowing off. MARCO We are to take you to the bowling alley. To meet your friends there. We are to wait for you until you wish to go somewhere else. YOLANDA (Getting in) You don't forget anything, do you? MARCO It's a natural thing. He closes the door, gets in. The car drives off. EXT. WAREHOUSE STORAGE - NIGHT Pimentel's car is sitting parked across the Large Warehouse. EXT. BACK ALLEY Pimentel exits the apartment complex. He starts walking towards the main street. A car drives up to him. It's Marco, Jose, and Jimenez. The car stops. MARCO Come on. Get in. PIMENTEL Where are we going? MARCO We have to pick up some guy and drive him across town. Pimentel gets in. The Chevy Impala pulls up to the end of the alley, then merges with the traffic. EXT. MARINA - DAY The Impala pulls into the Parking Lot. A red Viper is parked across the Impala. A tied up, gagged man sits in it. Marco and Jimenez exit the Impala and get into the Viper. INT. VIPER Marco turns on the Viper. The man is beaten half to death, JIMENEZ We're from the collections department. EXT. MARINA The viper leaves the Parking lot. The Impala on it's trail. INT. MICHOACAN STEEL WORKS The factory is in full working order. The cars pull into the giant entrance, then continue until they come to a stop at the smelting pot. Pimentel gets out of the car. Jimenez ad Marco do so too. Jimenez bends down and pokes holes into the tank. The fuel runs out. PIMENTEL Who is this guy? MARCO Don't know. (Removes the gag) Who are you? MAN What the fuck you doing? I didn't do anything. PIMENTEL Then why the fuck are you here, Asshole? MAN It's a minor Understanding. The car is bumped from the back. The man starts yelling. Jimenez has the Forklift and is pushing the car up the ramp. The car rises on the ramp, until it reaches the zenith, then slides off the edge and plummets down into the smelt. The men watch from the ramp as the car burns up and slowly melts. The man's screams are still heard, until the car sinks completely. EXT. MICHOACAN MAIN STREET - NIGHT Pimentel, Marco and Jose are walking towards the car. They have boxes in their hands. Presents wrapped in different colors. Marco opens the trunk. There are more presents in the trunk. They drop the ones they're carrying into the trunk. MARCO Pimentel? PIMENTEL I'm thinking about it. MARCO Pimentel...look.... Marco cannot answer him. He pulls Pimentel by the arm, back to the newsstand, and points. His face goes grave. The headlines read: "SANTO HERNANDEZ, DRUG LORD GUNNED DOWN." Pimentel and Marco are petrified; they stare at the screen. EXT. MOUNTAIN ROAD - DAY The car stops next to a small, weather beaten house. In the front yard, Chickens and Goats roam. Kids run around, playing and shooting each other with Toy Guns. Pimentel, Jimenez, Marco and Jose get out, walk trough the open front Gate, and wait. Here the sky is now cloudy, almost looking as if it's going to rain. They stop for a second, staring at the Kids. The kids stop, stare back at them, then drop the guns and run into the house, screaming. A voice thunders from inside the house, yelling at the kids, a woman's voice. Seconds later, a Mid 30s Lady dressed in a Red dress, steps onto the porch, wielding a Double Barrel Shotgun. She levels the gun at Pimentel and the others. Pimentel is unfazed by the gun, the others move back a foot. The lady speaks in a high, yet shrill voice. Her name is Baquita. BAQUITA What do you Want? PIMENTEL To talk to Jesus. BAQUITA Who are you? PIMENTEL Friends. BAQUITA You are lying. Jesus don't have no friends. Tell your people, we don't owe nothing. We don't know nothing. We don't know nothing. PIMENTEL Tell him his old friends are coming to collect. Baquita knocks on the door, calls Jesus and lowers the gun, slightly, as Jesus comes out, groggy and stumbling out through the door. JESUS What do you want? PIMENTEL You don't remember us? JESUS Maybe I do. PIMENTEL Pimentel. Jimenez. Marco. Jesus. Jesus looks like he's thinking, for a moment, when we see a smile on his face. JESUS I remember you. PIMENTEL La Holla Ranch. We all worked together. Jesus stumbles down the steps, across the front yard, then Hugs them one by one. JESUS What brings you Peritos here? Pimentel reaches into his pocket. Baquita runs down to them, raises her gun and slams Pimentel in the face. Pimentel reels. Jesus holds Baquita back. JESUS BAQUITA! BAQUITA! NO! THEY ARE WITH US! BAQUITA I saw him pull something! He's Dangerous. Watch out, Guapo. Pimentel, hand still in his pocket, pulls out an Envelope. PIMENTEL Consuelo's Plant! PIMENTEL (ALTERNATIVE) Some Business. JESUS So, you started working for Romero? PIMENTEL We're a long way from Romero. JESUS Isn't that far away. Not for Romero. You know that. Recently there's been tons of Cavrones out of Michoacan here. Trying to escape You and Hernandez. JIMENEZ If it got to you too, then I can see how fast is gets around. Romero Fucked us good man. JESUS Let's talk later. When the others leave. (Nods towards the kitchen) Got a little problem here. INT. JESUS'S LIVING ROOM - NIGHT They are in the Living Room, talking, smoking and drinking Beer. The radio is playing. JESUS How Is everything? Anybody we knew, dead? JIMENEZ It's good. Hot too! Here it's hotter than anywhere else. PIMENTEL Who was in the kitchen today? Jesus doesn't say anything. PIMENTEL Do you hear what I'm asking you? Are you drunk? JESUS Just some friends of Consuelo. They looking to blackmail us. Shit, we can't do nothing. He's got ears all around. He kills whole families, he catches messing with his business. Eastern Michoacan has never been civilized much. Now that you control East, South and West, you should know that. JIMENEZ What the Fuck? JESUS What the fuck kinda shit did you get into now? PIMENTEL Romero worked for Martinez. We unknowingly killed his right hand man. Martinez let him go. JESUS So you came to Jesus for help. I will help you. You know I always help you. PIMENTEL Just to lay low for a while. Until the heat goes away from us. JESUS He must have done something bad. To Hernandez, too. I always say, you can owe to anybody, just not to Hernandez. He's too Impatient. But I heard about his Untimely death. JIMENEZ That was at the hands of Romero himself. He cornered us in one of his warehouses. PIMENTEL That's why we are here. Get the money somebody owes to Romero. Then we can see how to get rid of that ugly fuck. JESUS You better be careful about what Romero tells you. He's not exactly truthful. He will look to take advantage of anyone he can. PIMENTEL That's what we found out. We owe everything we have now, to Hernandez. Romero was a lowlife man in Martinez's family. JESUS From what's been going around, he's been quietly working on the side. For years too. Right under Martinez's nose. PIMENTEL So if Romero was telling the truth, and he kept swearing he did, then half of the hits he posed on his warehouses ended up in his pockets. JESUS You can't leave Martinez out. JIMENEZ That makes sense. Martinez provides the protection, commands a larger percentage, in exchange for Romero's services. JESUS Sounds good. If you're right, then we will make him spit out all the loose change. INT. MARIJUANA PLANT - MANSION HALLWAY - DAY Consuelo and 3 Henchmen are walking towards his office. They are in a good Mood. CONSUELO So I say to them, listen, your Cunt was never with me. I was inside of her. They burst out laughing, and it echoes across the Hallway. They come to the door. Consuelo unlocks it. INT. CONSUELO'S OFFICE The door opens, Consuelo and the Henchmen walk in. They see, across from them behind his desk, Pimentel, Marco, Jimenez, Jesus and Jose, sitting. All armed with Ak47s and M 16s. The guards try to run, but see it's useless. One of them instead closes the door. CONSUELO (Unbuttoning his Shirt) Who are you? What do you want? How did you get in here? PIMENTEL We have some bad news for you. Consuelo already knows why they are here. CONSUELO Martinez?...or is it Romero? Jimenez nods. CONSUELO You tell Martinez, I got nothin' to do with him. This is between me and Romero. That cocksucker think he can do away with me, take everything I worked so hard for? Fuck No! I will bury him like I buried the others. PIMENTEL We're going to tell Romero. He sent us. We will, tell Romero about your bribery, and the collections you owe. He's gonna serve you your Balls for soup. That will be your finest meal yet. CONSUELO What money? I paid him. Your mothers couldn't make that kind of money even if they worked for me. PIMENTEL The Money you been spending. It goes to those whores you been Fuckin' every day. And your drugs. The federales are right on your ass. CONSUELO I don't know where you get your information, but you are dead wrong. PIMENTEL He loaned you one Million. Out of his good trust. And you betray him. You go and fuck him hard. CONSUELO Come on. You would have done the same thing. Martinez isn't the main guy anymore. We got a new boss now. PIMENTEL That's one more debt you have to cover. Pimentel cocks his .45. The men behind him follow. CONSUELO (Weeping) Jesus. You gave me away. You Fucking Fuck, you will be the first one I come after. I fuck your wife in front of you. JESUS (To Pimentel) Asshole came to my house. Threatened me. Held my family hostage if I didn't do what he said. That's why people here don't go on the streets anymore. Too afraid. CONSUELO I will do anything. Please don't kill me. I don't deserve it. Consuelo, seeing no way out of this, quickly changes tone. He stops weeping and begging. CONSUELO Yes, that helped me a lot. I already paid him back. Go back and tell Romero that. Now, he owes me. PIMENTEL Romero is honest. What he says, goes. I have to give him that. He made a special point about your debt. Jimenez, Marco and Jose can't help but to Laugh. He shifts, closer and closer to his jacket. PIMENTEL Sign this paper. It says you will be relieved of all further duties after you pay this. CONSUELO (changes stride) I sign nothing, you fuck. The two Henchmen standing besides Consuelo, Move aside. PIMENTEL Sign the paper. You will get Twenty Years. CONSUELO You're just going to fuck me over? You and Martinez and Romero? PIMENTEL Or we can get rid of you. CONSUELO You know Romero is what I made him to be. Martinez had a hand in it too. Consuelo jumps to his Jacket, produces his gun and gets off a shot. The shot hits the ashtray on the desk, close to Pimentel. Marco shoots Consuelo twice in his gut. Jose shoots Consuelo's guards. This is a Different Pimentel now. All the fun has left his face. Instead of it, Coldness and Unyielding Cruelty has taken it's place. PIMENTEL Let him bleed to death. Then send the body and the money to Romero. MARCO Romero will want revenge. PIMENTEL Let him. We will go look at a few Businesses we can buy. We need fronts. MARCO What about when we give him the Body? PIMENTEL Nothing. He kept his promise so far. We keep ours. Marco and Jose take Consuelo's Briefcase, throw it on the desk. They grab Consuelo's Arms and Legs and drag him out. The two Henchmen follow. PIMENTEL Jesus. You go and find us some Cerbeza. I'm thirsty. JIMENEZ What about Consuelo's people? PIMENTEL If anybody has any questions. Send them to me. JESUS What about the Northerners? PIMENTEL We'll take them, after we're done here. JESUS And the local gangs here? PIMENTEL Who are they? JESUS They are the ones that control everything here. Consuelo used to give them funding. Major Funding. Local thugs Mostly. Good guys. Just got caught on the wrong side of things. PIMENTEL Go to them. Make them an offer. JESUS The majority of them we already have bagged. It's those who know the ropes who will take some convincing. PIMENTEL Go over there. If there is no deal, kill them. Do the same to Hector's Car shop and send some guys up North. Jesus leaves the room. Pimentel and Jimenez get up and get out too. INT. HALLWAY Pimentel and Jimenez are walking out towards the front door. JIMENEZ Where are we going? PIMENTEL There are a few girls waiting for us. Marco Jose and Jesus will come later on too. EXT. MICHOACAN OUTPOSTS - DAY Two cars pull up to the Entrance to the Empty Lot. A Beige Lincoln and Pimentel's Impala, from which Pimentel and Jimenez step out. From the Lincoln, out steps a well dressed, in a nice Business Suit (Sharp Looking Too), Mexican Man in his late clearly an Agent who is selling to Pimentel. He joins Pimentel and Jimenez, who are already at the Fence Entrance, looking and Discussing. JOSTACAS Gentlemen! Emilio Jostacas. Real Estate agent here in Michoacan and it's surrounding Vicinities. PIMENTEL Luis Pimentel and this is my Friend Jose Jimenez. They shake hands, Jostacas falls into Step with them, who are already entering the Lot. JOSTACAS This is a nice lot you picked out, Mr. Pimentel. 10 acres of pure beauty. It already has access to Electricity, Water, Gas and so forth. Was supposed to be a Government Military Base. Lot's of people wanted this spot, but I left it just for you. JIMENEZ How much? JOSTACAS 10,105,000 Pesos! Special for you, 550,000 pesos. PIMENTEL We'll come back if we don't find something better. JOSTACAS Wait....we Can..... Pimentel and Jimenez start going back towards the car, Jostacas running after them. JOSTACAS We can make an offer. Wait...we'll work this out with an offer. Pimentel and Jimenez stop, then turn to Jostacas. PIMENTEL Offer? JOSTACAS I have a problem. JIMENEZ This is a waste of time. Let's go. JOSTACAS My Daughter. Going out with these Skinheads. What can I do? I think she may be using drugs. My wife and I don't know what to do. PIMENTEL Aren't there any other people you can ask to do this for you? JOSTACAS Since you killed Consuelo, there isn't any source left that I trust. He kept everything in order here. JIMENEZ (Turns back to Jostacas) Were are they? JOSTACAS Right down the road from the Plant. (Closes in on them) If you do this for me, this land is Free of charge. PIMENTEL See what Jose and Marco can do with it. Nobody leaves alive. Jimenez jots the order down on his notebook. JIMENEZ Consider this a done deal, Mr. Jostacas.. PIMENTEL (Turning towards the lot) Now, tell me more on this lot! INT. PIMENTEL'S OFFICE - NIGHT Pimentel is sitting at his desk, rifling through and reading Consuelo's documents. He's opened a Beer Bottle and it's right next to him. JIMENEZ So I spoke with one of our guys down there. Everything is as we left it. Lupe is temporarily running things. PIMENTEL What about Romero? JIMENEZ He was angry that we killed Consuelo. All the other heads are afraid that we will come for them too. PIMENTEL We will. After we're done here. I told Jefe. East. West. And almost north. JIMENEZ We found a restaurant. Run down, but it's fixable. Won't cost much to buy and renovate. PIMENTEL Get it. Then hire some people to work on it. Send some people to deal with that guy, Walters. EXT. MARIJUANA PLANT - DAY A car pulls up to the giant, sloped drive way. It's a Red Ford, with a Big "LA HOLLA RANCH" sign on it. Jose and Marco get out. Marco is holding a Briefcase, Jose takes out two bags from the trunk. They walk past the 1966 Lincoln. INT. PIMENTEL'S OFFICE Pimentel is searching through a bunch of picture, leaning them against frames to see how they fit. Jose and Marco walk in, with the bags and Briefcase in hand. MARCO We back! PIMENTEL Did you do what I told you? MARCO Romero wasn't happy. He's trying to find out who killed Consuelo. PIMENTEL You didn't tell him the last time? JOSE No. Consuelo is his brother. Maybe this time we went too far. He wants us to come and bury the hatchet. Pimentel thinks for a second. That's not all Romero wants. He puts the frame down gracefully. PIMENTEL (thoughtfully) You guys go help Jimenez. Leave me alone for now. JOSE Your mother came to us. Pimentel's heart stops, his face full of emotional blow, and few tears that stream out of his eyes. PIMENTEL (In tears) Mama. How did she sound? JOSE Yes, she's OK. She's in great health. She didn't mention you. She just asked if you still do what you do. Pimentel doesn't say anything. He sits there, slumped in his chair, staring, like in a sort of trance through the picture of his family. QUICK SHOTS OF: A) Jimenez, Marco and Jose meeting with Business owners in Bolivia, and Argentina. They shake hands and Drink. B) Pimentel, Jimenez, Marco and Jose meeting with Gangs and Business Men in Costa Rica, discussing Business, then shaking hands, signing Contracts, then shaking hands again. C) Pimentel, Jose, Jimenez and Marco opening Hotels, Stores, Fixing Streets and Buildings. Tons of workers are working around the City. D) Pimentel, Jose and Marco are with the Mayor of Oaxaca City, Jimenez is signing papers and Greeting People and Guests. A Map of Mexico appears. A Drop of Blood falls on the Map, covering Oaxaca, then another one, until they Cover 4 States in Mexico. Oaxaca, Veracruz, Michoacan and Guerrero. EXT. MICHOACAN (TWO MONTHS LATER) - NIGHT It's the already Familiar shot of Pimentel's old house. A luxury Lincoln is parked in front. Three Men walk towards the House. One knocks on the door. An old lady opens up, staring at the Men through the Screen Door. Her eyes start to water. MOTHER Luis! What do you want here? She opens the screen Door. Reluctantly, she lets them enter. They enter the Kitchen. A man is sitting there. Papers spread all over the table. He jumps up. Arm outstretched. His name is Alex Cabral. CABRAL Hello. Alex Cabral. United Veterans Affair. Among other things. Pimentel. Quiet. Sits down across him. CABRAL I guess not. PIMENTEL What are you doing here, Cabral? CABRAL Well...my department found out that there was some money we didn't pay to your father. I'm finalizing the paperwork. He hands a form to Pimentel. Pimentel scans it uncaring. Drops it on the table. CABRAL For a small fee... PIMENTEL What fee? There shouldn't be any fee. Not with you guys. CABRAL Your father's legacy can be protected now. PIMENTEL What the fuck? How much is the fucking fee? CABRAL It's only a Thousand pesos for the first month. Then it's Seven Hundred per month. Pimentel suddenly jumps up. He bunches all of Cabral's papers, grabs him by the shoulder and drags him. Cabral fights back. He holds on to the door frame. PIMENTEL Get the fuck out. Now! CABRAL You have no right. He gives Cabral a hard kick to the chest. Cabral flies down the porch. Pimentel's mother is quiet the whole time. PIMENTEL I will come by from now on. I couldn't before, because there was business to be done. She looks at Pimentel, still standing at the porch. She lets go of the door, unmournfully showing them to the kitchen. MOTHER Mafia Business, is that it? Is that why you left suddenly, because you had to do your Mafia Business? Because you had to kill? PIMENTEL (Lying) No Mama. Our Business. It don't have any Mafia in it. I would never do anything that would hurt you. MOTHER What are you doing here? What about all these gangsters suddenly flying out of here to Oaxaca? Something like that is only the Mafia. Are you trying to be like your father? PIMENTEL New Job Market. We're a part of it. People helping People. It's business. You never had a job before. Father did all the work. She opens the door for them to come in. Somebody is in the house. Pimentel looks inside. The mother sees him, then looks inside, seemingly like she has no choice. They step into the house, look around. MOTHER If it makes you happy, then that is all that matters, even to me. Even now nobody has killed you yet. I hear a lot of them have died lately. Is it because of you? How come you only come now, after Seven Years? You want money again, don't you? INT. PIMENTEL'S HOUSE - NIGHT Pimentel, Jimenez and Jesus are talking to Pimentel's Mother. She sounds very angry about something. The interior is made up of small, narrow rooms. The walls are decorated with, Aztec and Jesus statues. The floor has rugged, torn carpets. PIMENTEL I don't want any money. I came by to see how you are doing. MOTHER Why do you suddenly care how I am doing? It's none of your business. Your business is the mafia. Pimentel looks into the other room. A little girl is running around, playing, with another little boy. PIMENTEL Who's kids are these? Someone I know, mama? MOTHER That is your sister. And your brother. She was born three years ago. You would have known her. But you had to go work at the farm, instead of caring about your family. He is four years old. EXT. PIMENTEL'S HOUSE Two unmarked cars creep up to the House, lights out, with Dark Colors. INT. PIMENTEL'S HOUSE - NIGHT PIMENTEL Father was overworked. He worked day in and day out. He did it just so that we could have all that we had. I took after him. I had to help out. MOTHER God bless his Soul, he did. But you, instead of going to school, you worked on a dirty field all day. Then you started robbing, smuggling and killing people. EXT. PIMENTEL'S HOUSE men get out of the cars, armed to the Teeth with UZI's, they creep up into the Front yard, staying out of the Light, that's coming from the Windows. They move silently through the Front yard and to the Back. INT. PIMENTEL'S HOUSE One Henchman sneaks through the Kitchen, then through the Hall and into the Bedroom. He jumps out through the door, connecting the Bedroom and Living Room, then unloads into the Room. Pimentel, Jimenez and Jesus are taken by Surprise. Jimenez knocks Pimentel's Mother out of her Chair, down to the ground. Jesus takes cover behind a Sofa, readying his gun. Jimenez does so too. Pimentel crawls over to his Mother, who is holding her side, bleeding heavy from it. The guys keep shooting, until their clips run out. As he's reloading, Jimenez, with his Silenced UZI, drills him. The Other guys storm into the room, and a Firefight turns ugly. One guy falls over a sofa, drilled full of holes. Pimentel catches a bullet to the Arm, Jimenez does too. Pimentel takes his .45 And Shoots a Guy in the Head, splattering his brain on the wall. The Last Henchman runs out. EXT. PIMENTEL'S HOUSE The guy keeps running, almost making it to the Fence, then bullets zip past him and into him, and he slumps over, right onto the White Picket Fence. Jesus and Jimenez stand on the Porch, amidst Gun smoke and Empty Shells. They go back inside. INT. PIMENTEL'S HOUSE The Room is shot up. Holes line everything from walls to chairs. Pimentel is helping his mother up. Jesus calls 911 on the Phone. Jimenez goes to help Pimentel and his Mother. Neighbors come into the House, gasping and Asking questions at the Scene before them. They hurry over to help the mother. Ignoring Pimentel and Jimenez. INT. PIMENTEL'S HOUSE The medics have arrived. They take Pimentel's Mother on a stretcher. Two are attending to Jimenez and Pimentel. EXT. MICHOACAN HOSPITAL (4 HOURS LATER) - DAY Pimentel's mother is lying in a Hospital Bed, connected to all kinds of Monitors and Tubes. A nurse is checking her Heart rate, Blood Pressure among other Things. Jimenez is on the Phone. Pimentel is sitting in a chair next to the Bed. Both Pimentel's and Jimenez's left arms are bandaged. PIMENTEL What have I done? JIMENEZ You haven't done anything. It is not your fault. PIMENTEL This wasn't supposed to happen, no matter how much you hate them. Not supposed to happen to Anybody. Nobody deserves this. JIMENEZ What's done is done. We can't let this get us down. Your mother will be alright. PIMENTEL Call Marco and Jose. Have them go to Romero's Warehouses, destroy the Warehouses and send a Greeting Card to Romero. JIMENEZ You know Romero will want a war if we do this. PIMENTEL Then he will have war. JIMENEZ Let's not look on the dark side, but say we end up dead. PIMENTEL There is a difference. Me, I'm not afraid to die. Romero is. That is why he is holding on dearly to everything. INT. PIMENTEL'S OFFICE (5 MONTHS LATER) Pimentel is meeting with Jostacas. Jostacas has all kinds of charts and maps on the table. He's showing Pimentel outlines and drawings of his Mansion and the Renovations. He pulls up a plan for Pimentel's Shooting Range. Pimentel opens a Corona and drinks. He leans on the table, stares at the pictures, then at the projector. JOSTACAS And so if everything goes as planned, the mall should be finished in another two weeks. Five Hundred workers are working on it to meet your deadline. PIMENTEL How is your Daughter? JOSTACAS She is good. She's improved her life drastically. These men haven't come anymore, and she went back to school. She is finishing up and is graduating next week. You all are invited. PIMENTEL We will be there. I am very happy for you. Jostacas gets up, joining Pimentel around his Table, shaking hands. A Butler opens the door for him. Pimentel stops him at the door. PIMENTEL I will be out of town for a couple of days. Call me next week. Jostacas gives Pimentel an assuring look and Nod. Jimenez enters the room. He stares at Pimentel. PIMENTEL What the fuck is it? JIMENEZ A fucking mall? This is insane. I can't believe you are opening a mall. PIMENTEL We need fronts. A mall is the perfect place. JIMENEZ We have fronts coming out of our fucking asses. This shit is going to drink up too much money. We already have Eight Percent going into security alone. Bribes and other expenses are another thing. PIMENTEL What the fuck do you want? You want money? You have it. You want a good life. You got it. You want women and cars. You got them. INT. RESTAURANT COSTA RICA - NIGHT The restaurant that was thrashed and run down, is now a Full Blown Luxury Restaurant. Noble People and Royalty from all over the World dine here. Classical Mexican Orchestra is playing in the background. People are talking. Servers are serving them Expensive Food and Wine. On a separate side, sits Vallero and His friends. They obviously represent some of the Richest people in the Business. VALLERO So...it's done gentlemen. The Pigs are eliminated. Now,all of Michoacan will be mine. ASSOCIATE #1 What is the next course of action? VALLERO They want work, we keep them. We round up the rest. That's that. That's Business. ASSOCIATE #3 The locals have their support. Hernandez was very good to them. VALLERO We want.... He stops. Cold. Motionless. The Associates watch him, Vallero doesn't move or say anything. In front of them, stands Pimentel. Dressed in a sharp, black Business Suit. Flanking him are Jimenez, Jose, Marco and Jesus. Nobody pays any attention to them as they sit down at Vallero's Table. PIMENTEL You don't mind gentlemen. Why would you? You're the kind of Chingones that Trample all over the poor people. JIMENEZ He's never minded anything. VALLERO I see you did good for yourself. Taking all of Consuelo's glory? PIMENTEL We didn't take any glory. You let us have it. Your own glory that Consuelo took from you. Our Jefe paid for your Mistake. VALLERO I was under the impression that I would never see you again. Maybe it's my fault for not acting sooner. PIMENTEL You never make that mistake with somebody you don't know. VALLERO I know that now. A bribe? PIMENTEL Bribes don't go very far. VALLERO That's the reason I need you dead. You're no positive use to anybody anymore. PIMENTEL That's the reason I have real business partners. You've killed most of yours. VALLERO What do you know about this business. You've been in it, what , a year. Compared to my Twenty years. PIMENTEL Once you're gone, I can start doing business. The right way. No more of this bullshit killing. VALLERO I was hoping we could do business together. But I see you can't be trusted. PIMENTEL Why did you kill Hernandez? VALLERO I'm really interested to find out who told you about that. PIMENTEL That doesn't matter. VALLERO He was getting careless. Age does that to you. He wanted power! He got it. He got too much of it, and didn't know what to do with it. I've seen him fall a number of times, and get back up. The determination that man had. He would say he was the only one who deserved all the money and power. PIMENTEL He did. I've heard of him even before we worked for him. He was very well respected by everyone who knew him. VALLERO Maybe. He was never able to help himself during tough times. Always rolling off of other's backs. Piece of shit my killed friends to get to where he was. PIMENTEL That is why you sent Hit men after us. You model yourself after Martinez, good thinking. ASSOCIATE #3 We told him it was a bad idea. Having you work for us. Once you saw how things worked. Take the business away from us. JIMENEZ We just did what Romero and Martinez told us. But you Fucked us now. VALLERO Why so heavily armed? In your own Restaurant? No hospitality? PIMENTEL I guess so that I can treat Insecurity the right way, by being Secure. VALLERO You will start looking over your shoulder Pimentel. Don't fall in the same footsteps as Martinez. PIMENTEL What's this business you were talking about? Whatever Vallero offers you, I'll offer you three times as much. VALLERO You are the business. I just found out you're no longer investable. Marco, Jose, Jimenez and Jesus stand up and reach into their pockets. VALLERO I have many lives, Pimentel. Don't fuck up. PIMENTEL And hell is only Knee Deep. Pimentel and the guys move away, towards the Restricted Section, don't exit, but go into a room. Vallero and his friends uneasily follow them. INT. PIMENTEL'S OFFICE - DAY Pimentel is signing papers on his desk. Jimenez brings a man in, stands him in front of Pimentel's desk. Pimentel sizes him up. PIMENTEL Who is he? JIMENEZ He is a delivery driver and he used to work for Romero. Romero used him to get out of jail. This guy went to the can for three years because of Romero. PIMENTEL Is he reliable? JIMENEZ He is one of the best. PIMENTEL Then have him take the delivery to Velazquez in Oaxaca City. As Jimenez and the Driver walk towards the door, Pimentel stops them. PIMENTEL There's going to be people watching you. Security Reasons. The Driver exits. Jimenez closes the door behind him, then walks to Pimentel's desk and slumps into a sofa. JIMENEZ The Hospital Called today. PIMENTEL What do they want? More Money? JIMENEZ They want to know who's going to pay for the Bill? PIMENTEL How much do they want? JIMENEZ Fifteen thousand Pesos. And some extra payments. Taxes. Pimentel exhales, thinking for a second draws his attention towards his Mother's Picture. JIMENEZ Pimentel? PIMENTEL I am tired of always paying to everybody. Give money here, give money there. JIMENEZ The Hospital did good what it's supposed to. Your mother is better. PIMENTEL They'll get their money. JIMENEZ I told you your spending will catch up to us. PIMENTEL You know, why don't you just do your job? I do mine, you do yours. JIMENEZ We either drop some security spending or some fronts. PIMENTEL No chance in hell. We need the money for the mall. Once we have the mall, we close the other fronts. JIMENEZ What, What Now? INT. PIMENTEL'S MANSION - DINING ROOM - DAY Two, severely beat up guys are sitting at the dining table, eating. Surrounded by a few of Pimentel's Men. Pimentel is at the Head of the Table. He pours himself a drink. PIMENTEL Drink up. Go ahead. Life is too short. Yours are anyway. The men pour themselves drinks, also. MAN 1 How did you fool the Campos? They thought you were dead. We did too. PIMENTEL What I want to know is, who told you that it was me, taking out all these gangs and Dealers? MAN 2 One of the campos, although Mortally wounded, came into our office. He told us some things, amongst them, that you could have done all the things. PIMENTEL That's how things are. You have to do everything yourself these days. You can't trust anybody else. MAN 2 You trusted one too many, Cono! Pimentel gets up. Leans up against the Fireplace. PIMENTEL Now would be the time to tell me what happened to my six hundred pounds of piedra that happened to be missing. Only a Dumb Bastard like Eduardo believes your story that it sank in the Ocean during the Delivery. The men don't say anything. PIMENTEL The proof....I Can see in your faces. You don't beat yourself to near death because of nothing. You were on the security tapes, moving the piedra. MAN 1 Why you after all these gangs? They didn't do anything to you. PIMENTEL Mr. Martinez hired us to collect all debts for him. MAN 1 We don't talk for no fuck. Even you. PIMENTEL You'll talk. Just give my people time, and you'll talk. INT. PIMENTEL'S MANSION - CELLAR - DAY In the cellar, lies Man 1, with two other guys torturing him. They pour water over his face. Man 1 gags as the water runs in his mouth and over his face. Pimentel is leaning on the old Bar they have down there. PIMENTEL So, what's it gonna be. Will you talk? The man coughs. PIMENTEL It doesn't bother me. We can do this all day long. He motions the Man, who pours more water on Man 1's face. PIMENTEL So....where is the piedra? Pimentel comes closer. Man 1 spits in his face. Enraged, Pimentel throws his Beer Bottle on the ground. PIMENTEL AGAIN! He storms out of the cellar. INT. PIMENTEL'S MANSION - CELLAR 2 Man 2 is propped up on two steel beams. His legs are tied to the beams, except his feet. The beams turn vertically and lower his feet into the hot ash underneath. Man 2 screams in agony. PIMENTEL (To Henchman) It'll take some time to get this Fucking Asshole. But I know you can do it. I want to see the guy, who you can't force to talk. HENCHMAN Si. Es Bueno! PIMENTEL Bolt up from the inside. Whoever of those Fucks outside tells you to open the door, don't do it under any circumstances. No matter what they tell you. INT. PIMENTEL'S MANSION - OFFICE - DAY Pimentel is taking his watch, gun, wallet and a few other papers from his desk. Four guys are sitting in the lower part of the office, playing cards. PIMENTEL Me, Jose, Jimenez and Marco are going out, to discuss some private business with important clients. We'll get the Coke back. Hidrito and Marcelio will get them. I don't want anybody to distract them. PIMENTEL You two, post up by the window and watch Hidrito. If he moves even a little from his spot, shoot him in the legs. I don't like dead bodies. They have the bad habit of not talking. HENCHMAN Why don't you let us take care of those two.... PIMENTEL Do what I said. INT. OFFICE BACK ROOM - DAY The office is lit in a dark way. Light falls on some areas, dusted by Cigarette smoke. A few guys are spread around the Room, creating a sort of wall between the door and the Dark Room. These are the Drug Overlords in Mexico. Cigarette lights are seen in the dark, the smoke escapes them and into the room. MAN 2 Whatever they must have done, we will not be held responsible. You know that and we do too. MAN 3 Whatever Romero did on his own turf, that doesn't affect our judgement. MAN 1 Perhaps it is best if we lay low for a while and track the progress of our fellow drug lord. MAN 2 You are putting too much faith into a filthy low-life that has no credibility, nor starting point in this world. MAN 3 True enough. Credibility he has not, but a starting point we have given him. He's pretty high up. MAN 1 And the motives he has now too. In a year or two, he will, at this pace overtake most of Mexico. MAN 2 How can you be sure? MAN 3 Like before. Give him Martinez's army, he will Violently, although Vicariously, take control over the Territories. MAN 2 Sounds Promising. He will be unstoppable. MAN 3 But, something has to be done about this gang warfare. People are panicking. There is chaos on the streets. We could be facing social unrest. MAN 4 All the while that is happening, I have to say I'm thankful for the surge of New Job openings and wealth he's bringing into this state. MAN 1 What do we do now? Do we trade wealth for the people's distrust, or do we get their trust and continue living like before for all the money we could dream of? MAN 4 I say we let the Cat and Mouse play, but as it stands right now, we got a Bulldog in there with them, pillaging, killing and stealing. MAN 2 Perhaps we should let him take care of business, then intervene at the opportune moment. He should be left alone at his work. MAN 3 You must take into account, the gangs not under our influence. MAN 2 They have all been accounted for and taken care of, but in due time will be put into action. MAN 1 Gentlemen. What you don't know, and what I came here to tell you is, that as of today, one fourth of your gangs have been murdered by Pimentel. The door blows open with a big BOOM! The men around the table are startled. Most of them fall off their chairs. Dust fills the room. Marco, Jose and Trujillo burst in with three more Henchmen. MARCO You will be the latest addition. They open fire on the pleading men. The men are gunned down, then Marco and the others leave. Police sirens come closer in the distance. INT. CLUB - NIGHT The interior is built like a two level home, but it runs on Four Large Levels. On all levels there are Three large Dance Floors, swimming pools, bars, bands, casinos and restaurants. The crowd is a combination of Mexicans, Gringos and South and Central Americans. Most of them, Rich, Happy and Coked up. Down at the casinos are some young girls in jeans and Tank Tops. Jimenez, coming from the restrooms, tries to pick one up. JIMENEZ You lookin hot ladies. He slicks back his hair. The girls look at him. They're Amused. GIRL 1 (Scoffs) shit, you got money, Chico? JIMENEZ Sure I got money. I'm not poor. GIRL 2 (Pats the poker table) Put it down. Let's play. You win, we go up with you. JIMENEZ What about other things? GIRL 1 If you win. Jimenez looks off, concerned, then confronts the girls. JIMENEZ Fuck, how do you play this thing? Up, by the bar, sits Jose, Marco, Jesus, Trujillo and Pimentel. They are together with Jostacas. Jostacas takes a pill. They all stare at a big Marine dinner. JOSTACAS (To Pimentel) Over there, that's Roberto Hernandez. Biggest arms dealer and smuggler from South America to Canada. You need anything, let him know. Hernandez, a powerful, serious-looking man in conversation with some people, waves to Jostacas. JOSTACAS That's Jeraldo Soto over there. Stone cold killer. Very bad news. Stay away. People are afraid of him. Soto, sitting at a table with a few men and women, is ordering from a menu. Jostacas turns to his table. JOSTACAS Seven Hundred and Fifty Pesos for all this food and wine. What do you think? PIMENTEL I think it's awesome. Never had the opportunity to this kind of Living. INT. CLUB - BATHROOMS There are four guys visible at the urinals. Some are washing hands. Others are snorting. The door opens, Soto drags in a girl. He starts undressing her. She doesn't want to, moves away. He slaps her, hard. SOTO Take that shit off now, Puta! GIRL You have no right! SOTO I got a right to touch you. I got a right to look at you. I got a right to fuck you. Shit, any man has a right...if the money is right. Take it off. A few guys jump on Soto, restrain him long enough for the girl to get away. When she gets out, Soto shakes off a guy, stabs another one. He follows her out. INT. FRONT OF RESTROOMS The girl is down on the ground. A group of people surround her, helping her. Soto pushes them aside, some fight back. He overpowers them. He moves to the girl. She crawls away from him. SOTO Come here. Now! GIRL You're drunk. From the back section comes Pimentel. He's looking happy, but bulls and pushes people out of the way. He sees the girl crawl, continues until Soto pushes him. SOTO Where the fuck you going, fucking Pendejo? Tense look on Soto's face. Pimentel's smile fades. He becomes angry. Soto pushes him. SOTO I'm gonna kill her. But you, I'll turn you into my Trophy, you fat fuck. Pimentel doesn't say anything. Soto pushes him again. SOTO Are you crazy? You know you will die now. He rips the drink out of Pimentel's hand. Soto reaches into his Jacket and pulls his gun. Pimentel sees. PIMENTEL Chinga tu Madre. The girl grabs Soto's leg. Soto slaps her. Pimentel takes his .45 Out and guns down Soto. He shoots Soto Six times, then two more when he's down. INT. RODRIGUEZ'S MANSION - DAY Rodriguez is sitting at his sofa, surrounded by lawyers and legal representatives, among a few henchmen and the maids. RODRIGUEZ What do I pay your Fucking Legal Jotos for? To go around and suck each other off, while important information slips by? LAWYER 2 We didn't know. Nobody wants to say anything anymore, since he killed Consuelo. People are saying that Oaxaca is his now. Rodriguez throws his Cigar down in a fit of rage. RODRIGUEZ I hate that Fucking Son Of a Bitch! First, he degrades me by killing my partner and sending, hey, sending his body to my doorstep. My children laid eyes on that body. Then he takes over. And now this. I should have sent a hit squad right after he survived Romero's last time. And now this. He slams his hands on the table top, rocking the glasses and bottles, then walks away from it. RODRIGUEZ And what's worse is, I lost a lot of money there. Had to borrow more. And what do you think will happen, if we send the replacement there? The lawyers are about to say something, then: RODRIGUEZ He will kill him. Just like Romero's Puto. And this time we won't see a body. How could you fuck up like this? LAWYER 1 That was Romero's problem. He didn't act quickly enough. RODRIGUEZ And what will the Costa Ricans say of me when I don't send them the 400 Keys of coke over the next months they bought from us? They will send a fucking hit squad up here. There's gonna be war on the streets. LAWYER 3 So we need to send Warkowitz out on the street again. RODRIGUEZ Warkowitz is dead too. That fuck Consuelo got what was coming to him. LAWYER 4 It's good that you didn't send a squad and listened to us. A gang war has been avoided. Listen to us again and wait to see what happens. RODRIGUEZ And where the fuck is Romero? INT. WAREHOUSE MAGAZINE - NIGHT Boxes and Crates are loaded up on the trucks parked in the driveway. Dockworkers are scurrying all over the Warehouse, shouting in Spanish. They are packaging boxes then load them onto the trucks. Four men walk in, seemingly looking like the rest of the Dock Workers. One taps the Dock Foreman on the Shoulder. It's Jimenez, and he's flanked by Jose, Marco and Trujillo. JIMENEZ We spoke a while ago, my name is Jose Jimenez. We're buying some Stuff from you. The Dock Foreman, surprised, lifts his hat. He shakes hands with Jimenez. His name is Gonzalo. GONZALO Mr. Jimenez...nice to see you again. JIMENEZ Mr. Aparada. Real pleasure. The Foreman shouts a command to another worker to take over, leading Jimenez further into the Warehouse. INT. SPECIAL LOCKUP HALLWAY Four guards stand in front of the door, armed to the teeth. The foreman says something in Spanish, three move to the side, one unlocks the door. All four constantly gaze at Jimenez and his three guys, and their movements. INT. SPECIAL LOCKUP Inside, the lockup doesn't look any different than a large Bank safe. If the warehouse got bombed, the safe would be the only thing left standing. The foreman unlocks a gate, then moves through by himself. FOREMAN You will have to leave your weapons here. JIMENEZ We don't have any. The foreman waves them through. They pass uneasily through the metal detector. As if they were in a Police Station. INT. SPECIAL LOCKUP Jimenez, Marco, Jose and Trujillo are checking out the Coke. The Foreman is talking to somebody in the Background. JIMENEZ Is this all the Piedra? FOREMAN Plus Five keys when the deal is done. We discussed that at Three Hundred Twenty Three thousand pesos. JIMENEZ We will be needing some time to move this. FOREMAN You can take some of our trucks. For a small, regular rental fee. You also talked about a business deal? JIMENEZ Pimentel wants to buy your place here. If you agree you will be making maybe three times as much money as now. Foreman thinks for a second, swivels in his chair. FOREMAN I'm sorry. I'm not interested. I run a legitimate business here. And I operate independently, but under the supervision of Mr. Consuelo. JIMENEZ Would you be interested in spreading out your business operations, say as far as Oaxaca? You will still be independent. Under our supervision and Legitimacy. FOREMAN It's Tempting, but I have already made up my mind. And Mr. Consuelo wouldn't like it if we were to break off with him. He has Implemented his own Policy here. JIMENEZ Then you must not be too happy with your latest income. Mr. Consuelo sleeps with the fish now. And his remaining people will be coming for you. Foreman suddenly gets a change of heart. He grows anxious. FOREMAN I'll help in any way I can. JIMENEZ Those guys know that you were working together with Martinez. They will kill you. FOREMAN You work for them, don't you? JIMENEZ I work for a man who is interested in buying your place. This is the perfect place for moving piedra. FOREMAN Mr. Consuelo is dead? Who killed him? JIMENEZ (Assertive tone) Doesn't matter! What matters is this Shop's future. Foreman doesn't say anything, but rather looks at Jimenez like he's thinking. JIMENEZ And you're not making any money right now. All the income is going to Consuelo. In other words, my boss. FOREMAN I'm supposed to believe that. JIMENEZ Consuelo Fucked up. He paid the price. FOREMAN (relieved) Alright. I've been waiting for a long time to do better business. JIMENEZ They are out to get rid of their enemies. It's time to choose a side. Do or Die. INT. ROMERO'S MANSION - NIGHT Romero is having dinner with Family and other Friends. Hernandez, his main Henchman walks in, tells Romero something, then walks out. Romero excuses himself, then follows Hernandez. INT. PIMENTEL'S MANSION - NIGHT Pimentel hangs the phone up, opens a Bottle of Beer and slumps down in his Chair. Jimenez is already sitting, smoke all around him, Cigar burned halfway. JIMENEZ Who was that? PIMENTEL My Mother! JIMENEZ How is she? PIMENTEL She's getting better. Starting to walk around....She don't want to talk to me anymore. Said I'm dead to her. Pimentel is all lost. His gaze is long. He keeps staring into the wall. He drinks from his Corona. It falls to the ground. Pimentel doesn't care. JIMENEZ Whatever you need for her, we'll do it. Pimentel sits slumped in his chair. He just nods at Jimenez's answer. PIMENTEL And the Piedra? JIMENEZ We're moving Forty-Five Keys to a Harbor in California. We got the confirmation today. Pimentel talks with a sludged lazy voice. Like he is drunk. Except he is not. PIMENTEL Why? JIMENEZ It's safe there. It's got a hidden Warehouse. The warehouse is one of Foreman's. He's got guards. He don't charge us nothing. PIMENTEL You're moving Forty-Five Keys of Coke that haven't even been paid for by the Americans? JIMENEZ This is foolproof. The tax we could make with this load. Think about it. PIMENTEL Pretty soon I will have every Chicano and Joto on my ass who has tried to make a quick buck the other way....if We try to do what you say. You saw what shit it got us into back in Michoacan. JIMENEZ If we do what I say, things will be alright Jefe! PIMENTEL That way things will be alright when they write our names on our Gravestones....we ever have any. JIMENEZ How so? PIMENTEL Imagine if they tell the Police we stole the Fucking Piedra. Will they enjoy handing our asses to us. They will take everything we worked for. JIMENEZ Man, I'm busting my ass here and you talk about Fucking Asses and shit. What then? We get back up and start again. Pimentel is locked in deep thought, then downs the beer. Jimenez turns on the TV. He flips through the channels, skipping them lazily. He stops at a news Channel. A big "SPECIAL NEWS" bulletin appears. It reads "MASSIVE GUNFIGHT IN DOWNTOWN AREA". Jimenez turns up the volume. JIMENEZ Pimentel...look. Que suerte? On the screen there is chaos. Dead bodies are covered with sheets all over the main street. A reporter moves in between them. Blood pours over the streets, and on the street. She steps into a pile of blood, swears loudly, then acts like nothing happened. REPORTER ....and Today a massive shoot-out happened about three hours ago. Reports say that Rival Gangs Campos and Pistoleros got into an Hour long fire fight before the Police was able to intervene. The gangs reportedly then teamed up against the Police. Official reports confirm Two Hundred Ten deceased Gang Members, and Fifty Seven Police Officers. It has marked the biggest loss of life in a single day in the Twenty-First century. REPORTER 2 There were rumors about some kind of special guns used. REPORTER The Police have reported that last week, Six large Crates have been stolen from their Lockup. They have said that the Crates contain illegal Assault Weapons and Machine Guns, which have been confiscated two months ago and are on the waiting list to be destroyed by the Department. As of now, they have recovered only a handful of those missing. About twenty percent, they state. Pimentel drops another beer on the desk. PIMENTEL Speak of the Fucking Diablo. INT. VILLARMO'S EXPORTS - DAY Villarmo is discussing business over the phone, over a desk overflowing with papers. He hears somebody come in, without looking, he shoos them away. VILLARMO Yes, yes I know it's expensive....that's Why I checked with you first. VOICE ON PHONE Then go ahead and buy it. The money is in the shop safe. VILLARMO I know it is. 200,000 put this shop into my hands. I know where the Fucking Money is. I been doing this for lots of years. Villarmo only notices the man when large wads of Money fall on the Table. It's Jimenez. The man is mesmerized at the sight of all the money. JIMENEZ And 750,000 puts it into mine. Villarmo, stunned at what's just happened, leans to get a better look at the man. VILLARMO I'll call you back. There's some Customers here needing help. Villarmo hangs the phone up, and passes a Courteous, but Curious smile to the man, yet a professional smile. VILLARMO I'm sorry, Your name! He stretches his hand out, the man shakes it. JIMENEZ That's not important now. Perhaps another time. What's important now is the future of this shop. VILLARMO You're interested in buying it? JIMENEZ Yes, and in expanding it beyond this town. The time has come to Expand. VILLARMO How far are we talking about? JIMENEZ Out to other states as well as...throughout This one. Leave everything to us. You just sell the stuff. VILLARMO About time we got some real work here, you know. (takes out a paper) Sign here, good man! Sign here and become filthy rich. QUICK SHOTS: A) Jose, Marco and Trujillo enter a store. A few seconds later gunfire erupts, filling the inside with muzzle flashes. B) Jose, Marco and Trujillo speeding along the California Bay, on a High Powered Speed boat, loaded with Disguised Crates. C)Marco, Jose and Trujillo drive off in a car, then seconds later Two stores blow up. D) Marco, Jose and Jesus load Boxes wrapped in Gift Paper into a Taxi. They remove a few big ones, the cab drives off then. E) A map of Mexico appears. Blood runs over Coachella, Sonora and Durango, states that Pimentel took over. F) Close up on a calendar as Bullets punch through each day from Feb. 14 to June 8 1970. The Calendar then burns. Foreshadowing something. INT. RODRIGUEZ'S OFFICE - DAY Rodriguez is talking with some of his henchmen. He's in a frantic Panic. RODRIGUEZ Yes I know he did. I know all about the problems he caused down at the dock 2 months ago. Lucky, they have anything left down there. I have been thrown half a year back because of that. HENCHMAN 1 What about the people working for him? They must have organized against us. It's gonna be hard. He's got more power and influence now. He's got the loyalty of the People. RODRIGUEZ Class A People, no question about that. He really knows how to pick them....and How to get rid of them. But we don't change our plans. Full speed ahead. INT. PIMENTEL'S OFFICE The office is almost empty. Moving Men are taking the old furniture out and bringing in new ones. Pimentel is directing them where to put the furniture. He joins Jimenez and a Lawyer on the Balcony. EXT. BALCONY Pimentel opens a beer and offers one to the Lawyer, who respectfully Declines. Pimentel then drinks from it. JIMENEZ What Are we building those Cylinders for? LAWYER Those Big Cylinders are, or were, Water Tanks from a Closed Water Processing Plant from California. JIMENEZ What are they doing here? The Lawyer gives a little laugh. LAWYER No. At the Top, there will be Three feet of water. The bottom of the pan that holds the water is painted with a Dark Color to give the appearance of Depth. They will hold all of your Coke underneath the Water. It's tightly sealed. JIMENEZ (Curious) How do we get the Piedra in there? Through some kind of trap Door. LAWYER The Water drains out, the Pan lifts up. The piedra is stored underneath the pan. Imagine 35 Feet of Piedra. And with no Leakage, it's a safe procedure. You have your Standard ladder on the side of Tank A. All six are connected with Bridges on top. PIMENTEL (To Jimenez) What happened to those Forty Five Keys you were moving to California? JIMENEZ They are all accounted for. In these tanks. PIMENTEL We will hold the Piedra here until the Puerto Rican's Pay us. And make sure they pay today. They were supposed to pay three days ago. LAWYER So, in each of these Tanks, you could store up to 2,000 Kilos of Coke. There will be a problem with the safety inspector, cause you will have to get one. But he agrees to go along with our story for Ten Thousand, each visit. Every three months. PIMENTEL How do I know I won't have to grease him. He's a Union Worker. LAWYER I know him personally. He did work for us back home. LAWYER I talked to an Associate recently, and he says that a Man is interested in doing business with you. PIMENTEL Who the fuck is it? JIMENEZ Jose Bodal. He's based out of Durango. He wants to buy Fifteen Keys I asked around, turns out he's been thrown out. He just want to make a living. LAWYER I'll call him and set a deal on Wednesday. It's a deal for 15 Keys, like Jimenez says. They're good buyers. They're willing to negotiate prices. PIMENTEL (to Jimenez) When the rest of the Piedra gets here, have a few men load it into the Tank. Make sure there are no fuck ups. JIMENEZ Don't worry. We will take care of it. PIMENTEL I want the best security possible. Never know. JIMENEZ There are three more loads. They came from New York, California and Illinois. Supposedly they are the best. PIMENTEL Let's get the next group down there. QUICK SHOTS OF: A) Pimentel talking on the Phone, split screen with another drug dealer. They Laugh and Converse. Pimentel opens a Beer. B) Pimentel opens up Restaurants, Shops and his own Beer Brewery. C) Pimentel, Jimenez and Trujillo talking with the Mayor of Oaxaca, where Trujillo cuts a red tape, signifying the restoration of the Ancient Mayan and Aztec Temples. D) A desk, where money falls on it. Endless wads of money fall around the desk, engulfing it. They slowly fill the room until it is full. E) Pimentel, with Jimenez, Trujillo and Jesus in a restaurant, Jimenez is negotiating a deal with a drug lord. They all laugh and the Drug Lord signs a Paper. They all then Shake hands. F) The same Room where the desk is, buried under money. Half the room is buried with money. More keeps falling from the top. Jimenez is making a deal with a few guys, and is signing a paper deal. A partially burned calendar skips through it's months, stops at May, 1992. INT. PIMENTEL'S OFFICE - DAY Marco and Jose burst in. Jesus and Trujillo follow them, carrying a box with them. They sit on the Table, in front of Pimentel. PIMENTEL Is Jimenez back yet? TRUJILLO No. But you got something. Jimenez called. He'll be another three days. PIMENTEL See what it is. Marco opens the top of the Box. His face changes to disgust as he puts his hands to his mouth to stop the puke. Trujillo stares at the Box for a second, then falls into the chair. PIMENTEL (Picks up the Beer) What is it? Pimentel takes a peek into the box, then drops the Bottle, which shatters the glass on the table. Inside, there is the Severed Head of Verrano, Eyes removed along with his Hair. A note is pinned on the side saying "NICE TO DO BUSINESS WITH YOU", "THE NORTH". MARCO Who the fuck would do this? Pimentel doesn't say anything yet. For, what seems a full minute, he thinks, finally looking up to Marco. PIMENTEL We wait for Jimenez, then go to those Fucking Pig's Hideout and we leave nothing standing. Marco understands after a second of thought. He, Jose, Jesus and Trujillo run out of the room. Pimentel removes a picture on the wall, opens a huge safe behind it, then takes out an AK47. With it, he brings a bag takes out 10 magazines along with a few Bombs. He slips all the Bombs and Magazines into his Suit Pockets. EXT. MARGOS COMPANY LINE - DAY This is a nearly finished structure. The Lower Parts finished, the top parts under Heavy Construction. Is is built near a Forest. Three unmarked vans are parked in front of it. A few guards stand guard. One lights a cigarette, while the other makes a move on the Chess set. INT. 3RD FLOOR MARGO'S Romero, the Head of the Thug Gang, unlocks a Container with a Moving Company Logo on it, opens it and steps back. A couple men look inside. It's Cocaine on one side and Marijuana on the other. Guards cover the floor with Silenced UZI'S behind their Backs. Romero steps into the container. He produces a knife and slices open a bag of Cocaine and Weed. One man comes in, tests it. It's good. ROMERO Load it. We don't have much time. A man approaches Romero. Romero flicks away a burned out cigarette. MAN 1 What about him? Romero looks at him. ROMERO That Fuck? He won't come, not with Verrano as dog food, and Jimenez away on business. MAN 1 What if he still comes, Romero? I'm not staying to get killed then. ROMERO LOAD. And get this piece of shit... Romero looks at a Tied up Astar. ROMERO ....in The car. He's giving me a Head Ache. (Pops a Pill) Fucking Maricon. You want all the Money? You Load! He turns towards Astar. ROMERO And you. This time you will negotiate better. Or I will not negotiate with your family anymore. The Drugs are loaded up. The Two Vans sit There. The Men discuss Business. The men are then shot through the Head. EXT. MARGOS COMPANY LINE Four Cars bracket into the Company's yard. Men get out, armed with AK's, M-16 and UZIs. INT. 3RD FLOOR MARGO'S Romero, realizing something's up, runs to the Windows. He only sees Four parked cars, then hears gunshots on the floors below. He picks up an UZI. ROMERO hat the fuck is going on here? INT. 1ST FLOOR MARGO'S Romero's thugs open fire at Pimentel's Henchmen, not killing any. The Henchmen, clear the first floor. A quick gunfight opens up in the back, the gunmen are killed. Pimentel's Henchmen kill and get killed. INT. 3RD FLOOR MARGO'S More thugs get ready to engage. They open fire on the now Brutally tactical Henchmen, both sides losing a lot of men. Bombs go off on a few sides. Romero gets out of the Action and runs to the back. INT. BACKROOM Romero comes to a dead end. He eyes both sides, then turns to leave, only to be surprised by Pimentel, aiming his AK straight at Romero. Romero moves back into the Open. PIMENTEL Romero? ROMERO Hello Pimentel. Pimentel looks around the room. He spots an open newspaper. The Feds are on the front page. PIMENTEL They know what happened at the docks? ROMERO I never give anything of any info to them. I keep my mouth shut, you fuck. Pimentel doesn't say anything for a moment. He thinks about something. PIMENTEL And the deal yesterday. Stiff us, keep the Money and your Piedra, live like a king? Pimentel shoots a round into Romero's leg. Romero howls with pain and weaves. ROMERO I would have never. PIMENTEL Did you kill Verrano? ROMERO NO! I'm telling you. Believe me! Pimentel shoots him into the other leg. ROMERO I did it, I give up. I killed him. PIMENTEL You killed him. And then you were going to kill us too. I barely start working with Verrano, you kill him. Your plan didn't work out. Romero shakes his head. ROMERO It's not like that. I swear. The fuck owed me for some time now. PIMENTEL (Mocks him) It's not like that....I'll Tell you what it's like. Pimentel shoots Romero twice. When it's all over, they go down to the loaded Vans. PIMENTEL When we done here, take the Piedra Vans and let's go home. Jimenez should come back anytime now. EXT. PIMENTEL'S MANSION Here it's chaos. Pimentel's Henchmen are engaged in Shoot outs with Romero's remaining thugs. Fires are burning at some places. The Eight Water Tanks all have their tops blown off. Thugs are loading piedra into buckets, which they lower down to the Vans. The Vans come to a screeching halt. Pimentel and His Henchmen get out and immediately start shooting. Henchmen are running everywhere, killing the Thugs, and visa versa. Pimentel throws a Bomb down the stairs and blows a few thugs with the stairs into hell. He is wounded in the Arm and retreats. Jesus kills 5 - 10 Thugs, then is cornered and killed. Pimentel is running up to the 2nd floor, walk around balcony. From the top, he mows about 10 thugs down, who are running up the stairs towards him. Turning around, he engages some Thugs. Jose and Marco kill their way through the 2nd floor, but don't see 3 bombs being thrown into the room they're in, and BOOM! -- they are blown to pieces. Trujillo, in his hands he holds a Heavy Machine gun, mows down what looks like 20 - 30 thugs. They keep coming. He mows down more and more and is shot from the back. He falls from the water tower, down to the ground. Pimentel is still is the shoot-out. Bullets hit him as he reloads, then sprays bullets into the thugs. Mortally wounded, he stumbles along the path, all the way up to one of the Water Towers. He kills More thugs, then with his AK in hand, topples over the railing. INT. WATER TOWER # 3 Slow Motion as Pimentel falls through the Water Tower. He lands on his back, half his body sinking into the Piedra. Gushing blood as well as spitting it up. The blood turning the Piedra red. A long moment on Pimentel, then -- CLOSE ON PIMENTEL'S FACE -- A Sad Face turns into a Happy one. Pimentel dies, amidst his life's dream. Soaked in his red ambition. He lies there, quietly laying on top of the 1400 Kilos of Piedra. Sirens get closer and Closer. The camera moves out of the cylinder and to an above shot of Pimentel's Mansion. It slowly rises up, past everything. Past the Dead bodies and the Thugs stealing and Plundering. Tons of Bundles of Cash are dragged out into the open and divided amongst the thugs. THE END
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