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TRIPLUT FADE IN: EXT. DESERT TOWN – NOON A shot of a desert with the sun high in the background, the heat rays are almost entirely visible. A hawk flies in and out of the view. INT. GENERAL STORE – CONT'D A retail store stocked with a wide variety of merchandise. The STORE OWNER is sitting near a big black register, he is reading what appears to be sheets of paper with printed text. He looks like he is in his forties, he wears rather nice clothes for that certain time but he himself looks like he doesn't appear to have a mirror to his avail. He's so into the paper that he doesn't greet the man who walks into his store. That man is BIG GUY, he wears black clothes and has a black hat. BIG GUY Guns? Store owner slowly looks up from his paper, eyeballing the big guy who has a menacing look. He nods to a corner in the back then quickly returns his attention to his paper. STORE OWNER Out there. Big guy stand there for a few more seconds then moves towards the corner. When there's the silence of the footsteps, a buzzing sound erects as if on queue. Store owner gets bugged by a fly. EXT. DESERT TOWN – CONT'D Beautiful but busy town, people walking around doing their things, mud, horses, a saloon, a prison, the typical works you could expect from an old western town. INT. GENERAL STORE – CONT'D Store owner tries to smash the annoying fly with his bare hands. EXT. DESERT TOWN – CONT'D A STRANGER on a horse walks into picture accompanied by a DIRTY GUY, a stranger because some people are watching him closely. Stranger has brown clothes and a hat, underneath the hat there's blond hair. 30ish would be perfect. He looks like he is used to the looks he receives. Dirty guy has no taste whatsoever about clothing, you can't tell the age and his long hairs looks like it could be a home for rats. INT. GENERAL STORE – CONT'D Store owner is slowly rolling up a sheet of paper. EXT. DESERT TOWN – CONT'D Stranger stops in front of the general store, looks at it, looks at his horse and nods at Dirty guy. INT. GENERAL STORE – CONT'D Stranger walks in, Store owner smashes the fly with the sheet, he slowly looks up, his newly formed grin slowly fades. STRANGER Good day. Store owner nods once, very briefly. He watches his piece of paper, looks at his table, wipes the remains of the fly away on the end of the table. His look goes back up to the Stranger, on the way up stopping when viewing a gun in a holster. Shining. STORE OWNER Nice piece. STRANGER Thanks, I need ammo for it. Store owner nods, as if he understood it all along. STORE OWNER Ammo. (beat) Everyone needs to have ammo nowadays. STRANGER Ammo is necessery. STORE OWNER Ammo is a rarity in this town. STRANGER So I have heard. They look at each other for a while. Store owner stands up and walks to the storage room. Stranger checks out the rest of the store whilst closely holding the storage room door in sight. Store owner returns, places a big shotgun on the table, sits down. STORE OWNER I have ammo for this one. STRANGER I didn't ask for it. STORE OWNER The rest of the ammo is gone my friend. Stranger closes in. STRANGER May I? Store owner grins. STORE OWNER She's a beauty ain't she, I got it from one of those shotgun messengers you know, from the cavalry. Good deal I tell ya. Stranger touches the shotgun, moves his fingers over it. Store owner picks up the shotgun. STORE OWNER I do need a high price for it though. STRANGER You're quite the bussinesman around here huh. STORE OWNER Well you could say... I have a lot of good deals. STRANGER How about this deal? Store owner is forming a big grin when suddenly in slowmotion his grin fades away as quick as it came up. Stranger holds his shining .45 against Store owner's head. Stranger gets distracted by two clicking sounds he looks around to see: Big guy holding two .45s aimed at Stranger. The distraction led Store owner to picking up the shotgun, quickly deciding on which person to aim for, he settles on Big guy. Big guy sees it and aims one gun at Store owner. BIG GUY Nasty situation ain't it. STRANGER Considering I almost closed a good deal, yes it is. They now both realize that big guy has only one eye left. STRANGER Think you can outaim me? BIG GUY Don't go for looks son, it's better than two. (beat) What'd you want? You didn't came here for no ammo or shotgun for that matter. STRANGER Good deals mean good money, good money means good deal for me. Stranger moves to the register, punches it with his free hand, eyes fixed on Big guy. Store owner aims at Stranger. STORE OWNER What do you want? STRANGER Isn't it obvious. STORE OWNER What do you want, big guy? STRANGER Isn't that obvious too? Store owner is about to shoot as stranger is taking out the money, in slowmotion the store owner gets shot in the head, the white walls behind him don't look like white anymore. With a swift move and smoking gun Stranger ducks as big guy shoots four bullets at stranger. Big guy runs for the storage room, stranger shoots two bullets back but misses. BIG GUY(O.S.) A good deal huh? STRANGER I'll offer you a better one. BIG GUY Better than the guy on the ground? STRANGER I take my money and leave, that's the deal. BIG GUY Talking deals is shit, I'm going to shoot you. A black jacket gets thrown out of the storage room, in a reflex Stranger shoots a bullet at it, Big guy leaps out of the storage room shooting four bullets in the direction of Stranger who has hid behind a little bar, he shoots two back. They're both down, but not shot. Big guy shoots two bullets at two bottles of liquid who are standing above Stranger's position. The shattered glass falls upon Stranger. STRANGER (to himself) Shit. BIG GUY You've got one left. STRANGER All I need is one. Big guy laughs, stands up, Stranger stands up as well, pieces of glass fall out of his hat, he shoots one, Big guy shoots the last remaining bullets from both his guns. Seconds go by, Stranger drops the six shooter, his hat falls down, his body follows. Big guy stands frozen but then holsters his weapons, and smiles. He walks over to the register takes the money, ducks takes the shotgun. Cocks the shotgun. He takes something out of his pocket just when the window of the General Store gets shot down. The shooting hasn't been gone unnoticed, Dirty guy is about to enter the door. BAM He flies way back, to a position where lawmen start closing in on the general store. They ignore the dead body, eyes and guns fixed on the store. EXT. GENERAL STORE – CONT'D Big guy walks out in front of the store through the door all in slowmotion. The lawmen all aim at big guy. But quickly aim up when seeing a silver badge reflecting the sun's light. LAWMAN Shit, man, almost shot ya. What you got there? BIG GUY Something I was missing. He walks away, the lawmen look at him then decide to enter the store. INT. GENERAL STORE – CONT'D LAWMAN#2 What the fuck went on in here? LAWMAN Attempted robbery. I guess that guy helped out. LAWMAN#2 Helped out? Who the hell was that guy? LAWMAN He's from the cavalry, we've received message he'd be here. Lawman points at the ground, Lawman#2 closes in. CLOSE UP: two bullets who apparently hit each other midair, bot flattened and almost forms one whole. LAWMAN#2 Cavalry huh. FADE OUT:
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