PEACE, LOVE AND BOMBS 3


INT. POOLHALL STAIRWAY – DAY

Franco hastens toward the first landing, hears the
heavy glass doors open and the sound of two
men talking loudly as they enter the building from
the street. He hesitates, almost turns back, then
mutters to himself and continues slowly down.

SALVATORE “BIG SAL” BASSO, a large, thick set man
accompanied by a no less formidable associate, makes
his way upstairs. Dressed in dark sports jackets with
open collars and black spit-shined leather shoes, the
two men leave little room to pass.

BIG SAL
(feigning
surprise)
Oh, as fate would have it.

FRANCO
(unmoved)
A little off your beat, aren’t you,
Sal?

BIG SAL
Good to get out and about, right?
No harm in that.

Not answering, Franco attempts to pass between them.
The associate grabs his forearm.

BIG SAL
(looking Franco
in the eyes)
The truth is; I saw your car
outside. Thought you might want to
talk.

Franco stares at the associate’s hand and pulls his arm
away.

BIG SAL
You sure about that?

Franco pushes past them, hurries down the stairs and
almost out the door.

BIG SAL
By the way, how’s your old man?
I heard he’s got a nice cushy
apartment in Scarsdale.

Franco stops, about to answer back, but refrains,
and slips out through the doors onto the street.

EXT. SIDEWALK – DAY – FRANCO’S POV

The driver’s side door closes on the silver MGB. He
hears the engine fire up. He jogs to the corner as it
speeds away. He watches it fade gradually, then
disappear.

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About ldlagarino

I'm a somewhat retired tractor-trailer driver who loves the movies and always loved to write. I have time now. No excuses. I suppose it's only natural for me to lean toward screenwriting.
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