MEDIUM SHOT – BUTCH COOLIDGE We FADE UP on BUTCH COOLIDGE, a white, 26-year-old prizefighter. Butch sits at a table wearing a red and blue high school athletic jacket. Talking to him OFF SCREEN is everybody's boss MARSELLUS WALLACE. The black man sounds like a cross between a gangster and a king. MARSELLUS (O.S.) I think you're gonna find – when all this sh** is over and done – I think you're gonna find yourself one smilin' motherf**er. Thing is Butch, right now you got ability. But painful as it may be, ability don't last. Now that's a hard motherf**in' fact of life, but it's a fact of life your a** is gonna hafta git realistic about. This business is filled to the brim with unrealistic motherf**ers who thought their a** aged like wine. Besides, even if you went all the way, what would you be? Feather-weight champion of the world. Who gives a sh**? I doubt you can even get a credit card based on that. A hand lays an envelope full of money on the table in front of Butch. Butch picks it up. MARSELLUS (O.S.) Now the night of the fight, you may fell a slight sting, that's pride f**in' wit ya. f** pride! Pride only hurts, it never helps. Fight through that sh**. Cause a year from now, when you're kickin' it in the Caribbean you're gonna say, "Marsellus Wallace was right." BUTCH I got no problem with that. MARSELLUS (O.S.) In the fifth, your a** goes down. Butch nods his head: "yes." MARSELLUS (O.S.) Say it! BUTCH In the fifth, my a** goes down. CUT TO: INT. CAR (MOVING) – DAY Vincent Vega looks really cool behind the wheel of a 1964 cherry red Chevy Malibu convertible. From the car radio, ROCKABILLY MUSIC PLAYS. The b.g. is a COLORFUL PROCESS SHOT. EXT. SALLY LEROY'S – DAY Sally LeRoy's is a large topless bar by LAX that Marsellus owns. Vincent's cla**ic Malibu WHIPS into the near empty parking lot and parks next to a white Honda Civic. Vince knocks on the door. The front entrance is unlocked, revealing the Dapper Dan fellow on the inside: ENGLISH DAVE. Dave isn't really English, he's a young black man from Baldwin Park, who has run a few clubs for Marsellus, including Sally LeRoy's. ENGLISH DAVE Vincent Vega, our man in Amsterdam, git your a** on in here. Vincent, carrying the black briefcase from the scene between Vincent and Jules, steps inside. English Dave SLAMS the door in our faces. INT. SALLY LEROY'S – DAY The spacious club is empty this time of day. English Dave crosses to the bar, and Vince follows. VINCENT Where's the big man? ENGLISH DAVE He's over there, finishing up some business. VINCENT'S POV: Butch shakes hands with a huge figure with his back to us. The huge figure is the infamous and as of yet still UNSEEN Marsellus. ENGLISH DAVE (O.S.) Hang back for a second or two, and when you see the white boy leave, go on over. In the meanwhile, can I make you an espresso? VINCENT How 'bout a cup of just plain lo' American? ENGLISH DAVE Comin' up. I hear you're taking Mia out tomorrow? VINCENT At Marsellus' request. ENGLISH DAVE Have you met Mia? VINCENT Not yet. English Dave smiles to himself. VINCENT What's so funny? ENGLISH DAVE Not a goddamn thing. VINCENT Look, I'm not a idiot. She's the big man's f**in' wife. I'm gonna sit across a table, chew my food with my mouth closed, laugh at her jokes and that's all I'm gonna do. English Dave puts Vince's coffee in front of him. ENGLISH DAVE My name's Paul, and this is between y'all. Butch bellies up to the bar next to Vincent, drinking his cup of "Plain ol' American." BUTCH (to English Dave) Can I get a pack'a Red Apples? ENGLISH DAVE Filters? BUTCH Non. While Butch waits for his smokes, Vincent just sips his coffee, staring at him. Butch looks over at him. BUTCH Lookin' at somethin', friend? VINCENT I ain't your friend, palooka. Butch does a slow turn toward Vincent. BUTCH What was that? VINCENT I think ya heard me just fine, punchy. Butch turns his body to Vincent, when... MARSELLUS (O.S.) Vincent Vega has entered the building, git your a** over here! Vincent walks forward OUT OF FRAME, never giving Butch another glance. We DOLLY INTO CU on Butch, left alone in the FRAME, looking like he's ready to go into the manners-teaching business. BUTCH'S POV: Vincent hugging and kissing the obscured figure that is Marsellus. Butch makes the wise decision that is this a**hole's a friend of Marsellus, he better let it go – for now. ENGLISH DAVE (O.S.) Pack of Red Apples, dollar-forty. Butch is snapped out of his a**-kicking thoughts. He pays English Dave and walks out of the SHOT. DISSOLVE TO: INT. LANCE'S HOUSE (KITCHEN) – NIGHT CLOSEUP – JODY A woman who appears to have a fondness for earrings. Both of her ears are pierced five times. She also sports rings in her lips, eyebrows and nose. JODY ...I'll lend it to you. It's a great book on body piercing. Jody, Vincent and a young woman named TRUDI sit at the kitchen table of a suburban house in Echo Park. Even though Vince is at the same table, he's not included in the conversation. TRUDI You know how they use that gun when they pierce your ears? They don't use that when they pierce your nipples, do they? JODY Forget that gun. That gun goes against the entire idea behind piercing. All of my piercing, sixteen places on my body, every one of 'em done with a needle. Five in each ear. One through the nipple on my left breast. One through my right nostril. One through my left eyebrow. One through my lip. One in my clit. And I wear a stud in my tongue. Vince has been letting this conversation go through one ear and out the other, until that last remark. VINCENT (interrupting) Excuse me, sorry to interrupt. I'm curious, why would you get a stud in your tongue? Jody looks at him and says as if it were the most obvious thing in the world. JODY It's a s** thing. It helps fel**tio. That thought never occurred to Vincent, but he can't deny it makes sense. Jody continues talking to Trudi, leaving Vincent to ponder the truth of her statement. LANCE (O.S.) Vince, you can come in now! INT. LANCE'S BEDROOM – NIGHT Lance, late 20s, is a young man with a wild and woolly appearance that goes hand-in-hand with his wild and woolly personality. LANCE has been selling d** his entire adult life. He's never had a day job, never filed a tax return and has never been arrested. He wears a red flannel shirt over a "Speed Racer" tee-shirt. Three bags of h**n lie on Lance's bed. Lance and Vincent stand at the foot of the bed. LANCE Now this is Panda, from Mexico. Very good stuff. This is Bava, different, but equally good. And this is Choco from the Hartz Mountains of Germany. Now the first two are the same, forty- five an ounce – those are friend prices but this one... (pointing to the Choco) ...this one's a little more expensive. It's fifty-five. But when you shoot it, you'll know where that extra money went. Nothing wrong with the first two. It's real, real, real, good sh**. But this one's a f**in' madman. VINCENT Remember, I just got back from Amsterdam. LANCE Am I a n******g? Are you in Inglewood? No. You're in my house. White people who know the difference between good sh** and bad sh**, this is the house they come to. My sh**, I'll take the Pepsi Challenge with Amsterdam sh** any ol' day of the f**in' week. VINCENT That's a bold statement. LANCE This ain't Amsterdam, Vince. This is a seller's market. Coke is f**in' dead as disco. Heroin's comin' back in a big f**in' way. It's this whole seventies retro. Bell bottoms, h**n, they're as hot as hell. Vincent takes out a roll of money that would choke a horse to d**h. VINCENT Give me three hundred worth of the madman. If it's as good as you say, I'll be back for a thousand. LANCE I just hope I still have it. Whaddya think of Trudi? She ain't got a boyfriend, wanna hand out an' get high? VINCENT Which one's Trudi? The one with all the sh** in her face? LANCE No, that's Jody. That's my wife. Vincent and Lance giggle at the "faux pas." VINCENT I'm on my way somewhere. I got a dinner engagement. Rain check? LANCE No problem? Vincent takes out his case of the works (utensils for shooting up). VINCENT You don't mind if I shoot up here? LANCE Me casa, su casa. VINCENT Mucho gracias. Vincent takes his works out of his case and, as the two continue to talk, Vince shoots up. LANCE Still got your Malibu? VINCENT You know what some f**er did to it the other day? LANCE What? VINCENT f**in' keyed it. LANCE Oh man, that's f**ed up. VINCENT Tell me about it. I had the goddamn thing in storage three years. It's out five f**in' days – five days, and some dickless piece of sh** f**s with it. LANCE They should be f**in' k**ed. No trial, no jury, straight to execution. As he cooks his h**n... VINCENT I just wish I caught 'em doin' it, ya know? Oh man, I'd give anything to catch 'em doin' it. It'a been worth his doin' it, if I coulda just caught 'em, you know what I mean? LANCE It's chicken sh**. You don't f** another man's vehicle. CLOSEUP – THE NEEDLE Going into Vincent's vein. CLOSEUP – BLOOD Spurting back into the syringe, mixing with the h**n. CLOSEUP – VINCENT'S THUMB Pushing down on the plunger. CUT TO: EXT. MARSELLUS WALLACE'S HOUSE – NIGHT Vincent walks toward the house and pulls a note off the door CLOSEUP – NOTE The Note reads: "Hi Vincent, I'm getting dressed. The door's open. Come inside and make yourself a drink. Mia" MIA (V.O.) Hi, Vincent. I'm getting dressed. The door's open. Come inside and make yourself a drink. FADE TO WHITE Music in. FADE TO: INT. MARCELLUS' HOUSE / LIVING ROOM – NIGHT Vincent enters on the background. VINCENT Hello? INT. MARCELLUS' HOUSE / DRESSING ROOM – NIGHT MIA, Marcellus' beautiful young wife. Video screens are in the background. Dusty Springfield is singing "SON OF A PREACHER MAN". Mia's mouth comes toward a microphone. MIA (into microphone) Vincent. INT. MARCELLUS' HOUSE / LIVING ROOM – NIGHT Vincent turns. MIA (over intercom) Vincent. I'm on the intercom. INT. MARCELLUS' HOUSE / DRESSING ROOM – NIGHT MIA (into microphone) It's on the wall by the two African fellas. INT. MARCELLUS' HOUSE / LIVING ROOM – NIGHT MIA (over intercom) To your right. Vincent walks. MIA ...warm. Warmer. Disco. Vincent finds the intercom on the wall. VINCENT Hello. MIA (over intercom) Push the bu*ton if you want to talk. VINCENT (into intercom) Hello. INT. MARCELLUS' HOUSE / DRESSING ROOM – NIGHT MIA (into microphone) Go make yourself a drink., and I'll be down in two shakes of a lamb's tail. INT. MARCELLUS' HOUSE / LIVING ROOM – NIGHT MIA (over intercom) The bar's by the fireplace. VINCENT (into intercom) Okay. (licks lips) INT. MARCELLUS' HOUSE / DRESSING ROOM – NIGHT A video screen with an image of Vincent, walking. The Dusty Springfield song continues. Mia turns a knob which controls the movement of the video camera in Marcellus' living room. INT. MARCELLUS' HOUSE / LIVING ROOM – NIGHT Vincent picks up a bottle of scotch. He sniffs the bottle, and then pours it into a gla**. INT. MARCELLUS' HOUSE / DRESSING ROOM – NIGHT A razor blade cuts c**aine on a mirror. INT. MARCELLUS' HOUSE / LIVING ROOM – NIGHT Vincent drinks a gla** of scotch. INT. MARCELLUS' HOUSE / DRESSING ROOM – NIGHT Mia sniffs the c**aine. INT. MARCELLUS' HOUSE / LIVING ROOM – NIGHT Vincent sips the drink and looks at a portrait of Mia on the wall. Mia walks into the room, and takes the needle off a record. The Dusty Springfield song stops. MIA Let's go. EXT. JACKRABBIT SLIM'S – NIGHT In the past six years, 50's diners have sprung up all over L.A., giving Thai restaurants a run for their money. They're all basically the same. Decor out of an "Archie" comic book, Golden Oldies constantly emanating from a bubbly Wurlitzer, saucy waitresses in bobby socks, menus with items like the Fats Domino Cheeseburger, or the Wolfman Jack Omelet, and over prices that pay for all this bullsh**. But then there's JACKRABBIT SLIM'S, the big mama of 50's diners. Either the best or the worst, depending on your point of view. Vincent's Malibu pulls up to the restaurant. A big sign with a neon figure of a cartoon surly cool cat jackrabbit in a red windbreaker towers over the establishment. Underneath the cartoon is the name: JACKRABBIT SLIM'S. Underneath that is the slogan: "Next best thing to a time machine." VINCENT What the f** is this place? MIA This is Jackrabbit Slim's. An Elvis man should love it. VINCENT Come on, Mia, let's go get a steak. MIA You can get a steak here, daddy-o. Don't be a... Mia draws a square with her hands. Dotted lines appear on the screen, forming a sqaure. The lines disperse. VINCENT After you, kitty-cat. INT. JACKRABBIT SLIM'S – NIGHT Compared to the interior, the exterior was that of a quaint English pub. Posters from 50's A.I.P. movies are all over the wall ("ROCK ALL NIGHT," "HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL," "ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTER," and "MACHINE GUN KELLY"). The booths that the patrons sit in are made out of the cut up bodies of 50s cars. In the middle of the restaurant in a dance floor. A big sign on the wall states, "No shoes allowed." Some wannabe beboppers (actually Melrose-types), do the twist in their socks or barefeet. The picture windows don't look out the street, but instead, B & W movies of 50's street scenes play behind them. The WAITRESSES and WAITERS are made up as replicas of 50's icons: MARILYN MONROE, ZORRO, JAMES DEAN, DONNA REED, MARTIN and LEWIS, and THE PHILIP MORRIS MIDGET, wait on tables wearing appropriate costumes. Vincent and Mia study the menu in a booth made out of a red '59 Edsel. BUDDY HOLLY (their waiter), comes over, sporting a big bu*ton on his chest that says: "Hi I'm Buddy, pleasing you please me." BUDDY Hi, I'm Buddy, what can I get'cha? VINCENT I'll have the Douglas Sirk steak. BUDDY How d'ya want it, burnt to a crisp, or bloody as hell? VINCENT Bloody as hell. And to drink, a vanilla coke. BUDDY How 'bout you, Peggy Sue? MIA I'll have the Durwood Kirby burger – bloody – and a five-dollar shake. BUDDY How d'ya want that shake, Martin and Lewis, or Amos and Andy? MIA Martin and Lewis. VINCENT Did you just order a five-dollar shake? MIA Sure did. VINCENT A shake? Milk and ice cream? MIA Uh-huh. VINCENT It costs five dollars? BUDDY Yep. VINCENT You don't put bourbon in it or anything? BUDDY Nope. VINCENT Just checking. Buddy exits. Vincent takes a look around the place. The YUPPIES are dancing, the DINERS are biting into big, juicy hamburgers, and the icons are playing their parts. Marilyn is squealing, The Midget is paging Philip Morris, Donna Reed is making her customers drink their milk, and Dean and Jerry are acting a fool. MIA Whaddya think? VINCENT It's like a wax museum with a pulse rate. Vincent takes out his pouch of tobacco and begins rolling himself a smoke. After a second of watching him – MIA What are you doing? VINCENT Rollin' a smoke. MIA Here? VINCENT It's just tobacco. MIA Oh. Well in that case, will you roll me one, cowboy? As he finishes licking it – VINCENT You can have this one, cowgirl. He hands her the rolled smoke. She takes it, putting it to her lips. Out of nowhere appears a Zippo lighter in Vincent's hand. He lights it. MIA Thanks. VINCENT Think nothing of it. He begins rolling one for himself. As this time, the SOUND of a subway car fills the diner, making everything SHAKE and RATTLE. Marilyn Monroe runs to a square vent in the floor. An imaginary subway train BLOWS the skirt of her white dress around her ears as she lets out a squeal. The entire restaurant applauds. Back to Mia and Vincent. MIA Marsellus said you just got back from Amsterdam. VINCENT Sure did. I heard you did a pilot. MIA That was my fifteen minutes. VINCENT What was it? MIA It was show about a team of female secret agents called "Fox Force Five." VINCENT What? MIA "Fox Force Five." Fox, as in we're a bunch of foxy chicks. Force, as in we're a force to be reckoned with. Five, as in there's one... two ... three... four... five of us. There was a blonde one, Sommerset O'Neal from that show "Baton Rouge," she was the leader. A Japanese one, a black one, a French one and a brunette one, me. We all had special sk**s. Sommerset had a photographic memory, the Japanese fox was a kung fu master, the black girl was a demolition expert, the French fox' specialty was s**... VINCENT What was your specialty? MIA Knives. The character I played, Raven McCoy, her background was she was raised by circus performers. So she grew up doing a knife act. According to the show, she was the deadliest woman in the world with a knife. But because she grew up in a circus, she was also something of an acrobat. She could do illusions, she was a trapeze artist – when you're keeping the world safe from evil, you never know when being a trapeze artist's gonna come in handy. And she knew a zillion old jokes her grandfather, an old vaudevillian, taught her. If we woulda got picked up, they woulda worked in a gimmick where every episode I woulda told and ol joke. VINCENT Do you remember any of the jokes? MIA Well I only got the chance to say one, cause we only did one show. VINCENT Tell me. MIA No. It's really corny. VINCENT C'mon, don't be that way. MIA No. You won't like it and I'll be embarra**ed. VINCENT You told it in front of fifty million people and you can't tell it to me? I promise I won't laugh. MIA (laughing) That's what I'm afraid of. VINCENT That's not what I meant and you know it. MIA You're quite the silver tongue devil, aren't you? VINCENT I meant I wouldn't laugh at you. MIA That's not what you said Vince. Well now I'm definitely not gonna tell ya, cause it's been built up too much. VINCENT What a gyp. Buddy comes back with the drinks. Mia wraps her lips around the straw of her shake. MIA Yummy! VINCENT Can I have a sip of that? I'd like to know what a five-dollar shake tastes like. MIA Be my guest. She slides the shake over to him. MIA You can use my straw, I don't have kooties. Vincent smiles. VINCENT Yeah, but maybe I do. MIA Kooties I can handle. He takes a sip. VINCENT Goddamn! That's a pretty f**in' good milk shake. MIA Told ya. VINCENT I don't know if it's worth five dollars, but it's pretty f**in' good. He slides the shake back. Then the first of an uncomfortable silence happens. MIA Don't you hate that? VINCENT What? MIA Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about bullsh** in order to be comfortable? VINCENT I don't know. MIA That's when you know you found somebody special. When you can just sh** the f** up for a minute, and comfortably share silence. VINCENT I don't think we're there yet. But don't feel bad, we just met each other. MIA Well I'll tell you what, I'll go to the bathroom and powder my nose, while you sit here and think of something to say. VINCENT I'll do that. INT. JACKRABBIT SLIM'S (LADIES ROOM) – NIGHT Mia powders her nose by doing a big line of coke off the bathroom sink. Her head jerks up from the rush. MIA (imitating Steppenwolf) I said goddamn! INT. JACKRABBIT SLIM'S (DINING AREA) – NIGHT Vincent digs into his Douglas Sirk steak. As he chews, his eyes scan the Hellsapopinish restaurant. Mia comes back to the table. MIA Don't you love it when you go to the bathroom and you come back to find your food waiting for you? VINCENT We're lucky we got it at all. Buddy Holly doesn't seem to be much of a waiter. We shoulda sat in Marilyn Monroe's section. MIA Which one, there's two Marilyn Monroes. VINCENT No there's not. Pointing at Marilyn in the white dress serving a table. VINCENT That's Marilyn Monroe... Then, pointing at a BLONDE WAITRESS in a tight sweater and capri pants, taking an order from a bunch of FILM GEEKS – VINCENT ... and that's Mamie Van Doren. I don't see Jayne Mansfield, so it must be her night off. MIA Pretty smart. VINCENT I have moments. MIA Did ya think of something to say? VINCENT Actually, there's something I've wanted to ask you about, but you seem like a nice person, and I didn't want to offend you. MIA Oooohhhh, this doesn't sound like mindless, boring, getting-to-know- you chit-chat. This sounds like you actually have something to say. VINCENT Only if you promise not to get offended. MIA You can't promise something like that. I have no idea what you're gonna ask. You could ask me what you're gonna ask me, and my natural response could be to be offended. Then, through no fault of my own, I woulda broken my promise. VINCENT Then let's just forget it. MIA That is an impossibility. Trying to forget anything as intriguing as this would be an exercise in futility. VINCENT Is that a fact? Mia nods her head: "Yes." MIA Besides, it's more exciting when you don't have permission. VINCENT What do you think about what happened to Antwan? MIA Who's Antwan? VINCENT Tony Rocky Horror. MIA He fell out of a window. VINCENT That's one way to say it. Another way is, he was thrown out. Another was is, he was thrown out by Marsellus. And even another way is, he was thrown out of a window by Marsellus because of you. MIA Is that a fact? VINCENT No it's not, it's just what I heard. MIA Who told you this? VINCENT They. Mia and Vincent smile. MIA They talk a lot, don't they? VINCENT They certainly do. MIA Well don't by shy Vincent, what exactly did they say? Vincent is slow to answer. MIA Let me help you Bashful, did it involve the F-word? VINCENT No. They just said Rocky Horror gave you a foot ma**age. MIA And...? VINCENT No and, that's it. MIA You heard Marsellus threw Rocky Horror out of a four-story window because he ma**aged my feet? VINCENT Yeah. MIA And you believed that? VINCENT At the time I was told, it seemed reasonable. MIA Marsellus throwing Tony out of a four story window for giving me a foot ma**age seemed reasonable? VINCENT No, it seemed excessive. But that doesn't mean it didn't happen. I heard Marsellus is very protective of you. MIA A husband being protective of his wife is one thing. A husband almost k**ing another man for touching his wife's feet is something else. VINCENT But did it happen? MIA The only thing Antwan ever touched of mine was my hand, when he shook it. I met Anwan once – at my wedding – then never again. The truth is, nobody knows why Marsellus tossed Tony Rocky Horror out of that window except Marsellus and Tony Rocky Horror. But when you scamps get together, you're worse than a sewing circle. CUT TO: ED SULLIVAN AND MARILYN MONROE STAND ON STAGE ED SULLIVAN (into microphone) Ladies and gentlemen, now the moment you've all been waiting for, the worldfamous Jackrabbit Slim's twist contest. Patrons cheer. Ed Sullivan is with Marilyn Monroe, who holds a trophy. ED SULLIVAN ...One lucky couple will win this handsome trophy that Marilyn here is holding. Marilyn holds the trophy. ED SULLIVAN ...Now, who will be our first contestants? Mia holds her hand. MIA Right here. Vincent reacts. MIA I wanna dance. VINCENT No, no, no no, no, no, no, no. MIA (overlapping) No, no, no, no, no, no, no. I do believe Marsellus, my husband, your boss, told you to take me out and do whatever I wanted, Now, I want to dance. I want to win. I want that trophy. VINCENT (sighs) All right. MIA So, dance good. VINCENT All right, you asked for it. Vincent and Mia walk onto the dance floor, toward Ed Sullivan. ED SULLIVAN (into microphone) Let's hear it for our first contestants. Patrons cheer. Vincent and Mia walk up to the microphone. ED SULLIVAN Now let's meet our first contestants here this evening. Young lady, what is your name? MIA (into microphone) Missus Mia Wallace. ED SULLIVAN (into microphone) And, uh, how 'bout your fella here? MIA (into microphone) Vincent Vega. ED SULLIVAN (into microphone) All right, let's see what you can do. Take it away! Mia and Vincent dance to Chuck Berry's "YOU NEVER CAN TELL". They make hand movements as they dance. INT. MARSELLUS WALLACE'S HOME – NIGHT The front door FLINGS open, and Mia and Vincent dance tango- style into the house, singing a cappella the song from the previous scene. They finish their little dance, laughing. Then... The two just stand face to face looking at each other. VINCENT Was than an uncomfortable silence? MIA I don't know what that was. (pause) Music and drinks! Mia moves away to attend to both. Vincent hangs up his overcoat on a big bronze coat rack in the alcove. VINCENT I'm gonna take a piss. MIA That was a little bit more information than I needed to know, but go right ahead. Vincent shuffles off to the john. Mia moves to her CD player, thumbs through a stack of CDs and selects one: k.d. lang. The speakers BLAST OUT a high energy country number, which Mia plays air-guitar to. She dances her way around the room and finds herself by Vincent's overcoat hanging on the rack. She touches its sleeve. It feels good. Her hand hoes in its pocket and pulls out his tobacco pouch. Like a little girl playing cowboy, she spreads the tobacco on some rolling paper. Imitating what he did earlier, licks the paper and rolls it into a pretty good cigarette. Maybe a little too fat, but not bad for a first try. Mia thinks so anyway. Her hand reaches back in the pocket and pulls out his Zippo lighter. She SLAPS the lighter against her leg, trying to light it fancy-style like Vince did. What do you know, she did it! Mia's one happy clam. She triumphantly brings the fat flame up to her fat smoke, lighting it up, then LOUDLY SNAPS the Zippo closed. The Mia-made cigarette is brought up to her lips, and she takes a long, cool drag. Her hand slides the Zippo back in the overcoat pocket. But wait, her fingers touch something else. Those fingers bring out a plastic bag with white powder inside, the madman that Vincent bought earlier from Lance. Wearing a big smile, Mia brings the bag of h**n up to her face. MIA (like you would say Bingo!) Disco! Vince, you little cola nut, you've been holding out on me. CUT TO: INT. BATHROOM (MARSELLUS WALLACE'S HOUSE) – NIGHT Vincent stands at the sink, washing his hands, talking to himself in the mirror. VINCENT One drink and leave. Don't be rude, but drink your drink quickly, say goodbye, walk out the door, get in your car, and go down the road. LIVING ROOM Mia has the unbeknownst-to-her h**n cut up into big lines on her gla** top coffee table. Taking her trusty hundred dollar bill like a human Dust-Buster, she quickly snorts the fat line. CLOSEUP – MIA Her head JERKS back. Her hands go to her nose (which feels like it's on f**ing fire), something is terribly wrong. Then... the rush hits... BATHROOM Vincent dries his hands on a towel while he continues his dialogue with the mirror. VINCENT ...It's a moral test of yourself, whether or not you can maintain loyalty. Because when people are loyal to each other, that's very meaningful. LIVING ROOM Mia is on all fours trying to crawl to the bathroom, but it's like she's trying to crawl with the bones removed from her knees. Blood begins to drip from Mia's nose. Then her stomach gets into the act and she VOMITS. BATHROOM Vince continues. VINCENT So you're gonna go out there, drink your drink, say "Goodnight, I've had a very lovely evening," go home, and jack off. And that's all you're gonna do. Now that he's given himself a little pep talk, Vincent's ready for whatever's waiting for him on the other side of that door. So he goes through it. LIVING ROOM We follow behind Vincent as he walks from the bathroom to the living room, where he finds Mia lying on the floor like a rag doll. She's twisted on her back. Blood and puke are down her front. And her face is contorted. Not out of the tightness of pain, but just the opposite, the muscles in her face are so relaxed, she lies still with her mouth wide open. Slack-jawed. VINCENT Jesus Christ! Vincent moves like greased lightning to Mia's fallen body. Bending down where she lays, he puts his fingers on her neck to check her pulse. She slightly stirs. Mia is aware of Vincent over her, speaking to her. VINCENT (sounding weird) Mia! MIA! What the hell happened? But she's unable to communicate Mia makes a few lost mumbles, but they're not distinctive enough to be called words. Vincent props her eyelids open and sees the story. VINCENT (to himself) I'll be a son-of-a-b**h. (to Mia) Mia! MIA! What did you take? Answer me honey, what did you take? Mia is incapable of answering. He SLAPS her face hard. Vincent SPRINGS up and RUNS to his overcoat, hanging on the rack. He goes through the pockets FRANTICALLY. It's gone. Vincent makes a beeline to Mia. We follow. VINCENT (yelling to Mia) Okay honey, we're getting you on your feet. He reaches her and hoists the dead weight up in his arms. VINCENT We're on our feet now, and now we're gonna talk out to the car. Here we go, watch us walk. We follow behind as he hurriedly walks the practically- unconscious Mia through the house and out the front door. EXT. VINCENT'S HOT ROD (MOVING) – NIGHT INSERT SPEEDOMETER: red needle on a hundred. Vincent driving like a madman in a town without traffic laws, speeds the car into turns and up and over hills. INT.VINCENT'S HOT ROD (MOVING) – NIGHT Vincent, one hand firmly on the wheel, the other shifting like Robocop, both eyes staring straight ahead except when he glances over at Mia. Mia, slack-jawed expression, mouth gaping, posture of a bag of water. Vincent takes a cellular phone out of his pocket. He punches a number. INT. LANCE'S HOUSE – NIGHT At this late hour, LANCE has transformed from a bon vivant drug dealer to a bathrobe creature. He sits in a big comfy chair, ratty blue gym pants, a worn- out but comfortable tee-shirt that has, written on it, "TAFT, CALIFORNIA", and a moth-ridden terry cloth robe. In his hand is a bowl of Cap'n Crunch with Crunch Berries. In front of him on the coffee table is a jug of milk, the box the Cap'n Crunch with Crunch Berries came out of, and a hash pipe in an ashtray. On the big-screen TV in front of the table is the Three Stooges, and they're getting married. PREACHER (EMIL SIMKUS) (on TV) Hold hands, you love birds. The phone RINGS. Lance puts down his cereal and makes his way to the phone. It RINGS again. Jody, his wife, CALLS from the bedroom, obviously woken up. JODY (O.S.) Lance! The phone's ringing! LANCE (calling back) I can hear it! JODY (O.S.) I thought you told those f**in' a**holes never to call this late! LANCE (by the phone) I told 'em and that's what I'm gonna tell this f**in' a**hole right now! (he answers the phone) Hello, do you know how late it is? You're not supposed to be callin' me this f**in' late. BACK TO: VINCENT IN THE MALIBU Vincent is still driving like a stripe-a**ed ape, clutching the phone to his ear. WE CUT BACK AND FORTH during the conversation. VINCENT Lance, this is Vincent, I'm in big f**in' trouble man, I'm on my way to your place. LANCE Whoa, hold you horses man, what's the problem? VINCENT You still got an adrenaline shot? LANCE (dawning on him) Maybe. VINCENT I need it man, I got a chick she's f**in' Doing on me. LANCE Don't bring her here! I'm not even f**in' joking with you, don't you be bringing some f**ed up pooh-bu*t to my house! VINCENT No choice. LANCE She's ODin'? VINCENT Yeah. She's dyin'. LANCE Then bite the f**in' bullet, take 'er to a hospital and call a lawyer! VINCENT Negative. LANCE She ain't my f**in' problem, you f**ed her up, you deal with it – are you talkin' to me on a cellular phone? VINCENT Sorry. LANCE I don't know you, who is this, don't come here, I'm hangin' up. VINCENT Too late, I'm already here. At that moment inside Lance's house, WE HEAR VINCENT's Malibu coming up the street. Lance hangs up the phone, goes to his curtains and YANKS the cord. The curtains open with a WHOOSH in time to see Vincent's Malibu DRIVING UP on his front lawn and CRASHING into his house. The window Lance is looking out of SHATTERS from the impact. JODY (O.S.) What the hell was that? Lance CHARGES from the window, out the door to his front lawn. EXT. LANCE'S HOUSE – NIGHT Vincent is already out of the car, working on getting Mia out. LANCE Have you lost your mind?! You crashed your car in my f**in' house! You talk about drug sh** on a cellular f**in' phone – VINCENT If you're through havin' your little hissy fit, this chick is dyin', get your needle and git it now! LANCE Are you deaf? You're not bringin' that f**ed up b**h in my house! VINCENT This f**ed up b**h is Marsellus Wallace's wife. Now if she f**in' croaks on me, I'm a grease spot. But before he turns me into a bar soap, I'm gonna be forced to tell 'im about how you coulda saved her life, but instead you let her die on your front lawn. INT. LANCE'S HOUSE – NIGHT WE START in Lance's and Jody's bedroom. Jody, in bed, throws off the covers and stands up. She's wearing a long tee-shirt with a picture of Fred Flintstone on it. We follow HANDHELD behind her as she opens the door, walking through the hall into the living room. JODY It's only one-thirty in the goddamn mornin'! What the f**'s goin' on out here? As she walks in the living room, she sees Vincent and Lance standing over Mia, who's lying on the floor in the middle of the room. From here on in, everything in this scene is frantic, like a DOCUMENTARY in an emergency ward, with the big difference here being nobody knows what the f** they're doing. JODY Who's she? Lance looks up at Jody. LANCE Get that black box in the bedroom I have with the adrenaline shot. JODY What's wrong with her? VINCENT She's ODing on us. JODY Well get her the hell outta here! LANCE AND VINCENT (in stereo) Get the f**in' shot! JODY Don't yell and me! She angrily turns and disappears into the bedroom looking for the shot. WE MOVE into the room with the two men. VINCENT (to Lance) You two are a match made in heaven. LANCE Look, just keep talkin' to her, okay? While she's gettin' the shot, I gotta get a medical book. VINCENT What do you need a medical book for? LANCE To tell me how to do it. I've never given an adrenaline shot before. VINCENT You've had that thing for six years and you never used it? LANCE I never had to use it. I don't go joypoppin' with bubble-gummers, all of my friends can handle their highs! VINCENT Well then get it. LANCE I am, if you'll let me. VINCENT I'm not f**in' stoppin' you. LANCE Stop talkin' to me, and start talkin' to her. WE FOLLOW Lance as he runs out of the living room into a... INT. SPARE ROOM With a bunch of junk in it. He frantically starts scanning the junk for the book he's looking for, repeating the words, "Come on," endlessly. From OFF SCREEN we hear: VINCENT (O.S.) Hurry up man! We're losin' her! LANCE (calling back) I'm looking as fast as I can! Lance continues his frenzied search. WE HEAR Jody in the living room now as she talks to Vincent. JODY (O.S.) What's he lookin' for? VINCENT (O.S.) I dunno, some medical book. Jody calls to LANCE. JODY (O.S.) What are you lookin' for? LANCE My black medical book! As he continues searching, flipping and knocking over sh**, Jody appears in the doorway. JODY Whata're you looking for? LANCE My black f**in' medical book. It's like a text book they give to nurses. JODY I never saw a medical book. LANCE Trust me, I have one. JODY Well if it's that important, why didn't you keep it with the shot? Lance spins toward her. LANCE I don't know! Stop bothering me! JODY While you're lookin' for it, that girl's gonna die on our carpet. You're never gonna find it in all this sh**. For six months now, I've been telling you to clean this room – VINCENT (O.S.) – get your a** in here, f** the book! Lance angrily knocks over a pile of sh** and leaves the SHOT heading for the living room. LIVING ROOM Vincent is bent over Mia, talking softly to her, when Lance reenters the room. VINCENT Quit f**in' around man and give her the shot! Lance bends down by the black case brought in by Jody. He opens it and begins preparing the needle for injection. LANCE While I'm doing this, take her shirt off and find her heart. Vince rips her blouse open. Jody stumbles back in the room, hanging back from the action. VINCENT Does it have to be exact? LANCE Yeah, it has to be exact! I'm giving her an injection in the heart, so I gotta exactly hit her in the heart. VINCENT Well, I don't know exactly where her heart is, I think it's here. Vince points to Mia's right breast. Lance glances over and nods. LANCE That's it. As Lance readies the injection, Vincent looks up at Jody. VINCENT I need a big fat magic marker, got one? JODY What? VINCENT I need a big fat magic marker, any felt pen'll do, but a magic marker would be great. JODY Hold on. Jody runs to the desk, opens the top drawer and, in her enthusiasm, she pulls the drawer out of the desk, the contents of which (bills, papers, pens) spill to the floor. The injection is ready. Lance hands Vincent the needle. LANCE It's ready, I'll tell you what to do. VINCENT You're gonna give her the shot. LANCE No, you're gonna give her the shot. VINCENT I've never does this before. LANCE I've never done this before either, and I ain't starting now. You brought 'er here, that means you give her the shot. The day I bring an ODing b**h to your place, then I gotta give her the shot. Jody hurriedly joins them in the huddle, a big fat red magic marker in her hand. JODY Got it. Vincent grabs the magic marker out of Jody's hand and makes a big red dot on Mia's body where her heart is. VINCENT Okay, what do I do? LANCE Well, you're giving her an injection of adrenaline straight to her heart. But she's got a breast plate in front of her heart, so you gotta pierce through that. So what you gotta do is bring the needle down in a stabbing motion. Lance demonstrates a stabbing motion, which looks like "The Shape" k**ing its victims in "HALLOWEEN". VINCENT I gotta stab her? LANCE If you want the needle to pierce through to her heart, you gotta stab her hard. Then once you do, push down on the plunger. VINCENT What happens after that? LANCE I'm curious about that myself. VINCENT This ain't a f**in' joke man! LANCE She's supposed to come out of it like – (snaps his fingers) – that. Vincent lifts the needle up above his head in a stabbing motion. He looks down on Mia. Mia is fading fast. Soon nothing will help her. Vincent's eyes narrow, ready to do this. VINCENT Count to three. Lance, on this knees right beside Vincent, does not know what to expect. LANCE One... RED DOT on Mia's body. Needle raised ready to strike. LANCE (O.S.) ...two... Jody's face is alive with anticipation. NEEDLE in that air, poised like a rattler ready to strike. LANCE (O.S.) ...three! The needle leaves frame, THRUSTING down hard. Vincent brings the needle down hard, STABBING Mia in the chest. Mia's head is JOLTED from the impact. The syringe plunger is pushed down, PUMPING the adrenaline out through the needle. Mia's eyes POP WIDE OPEN and she lets out a HELLISH cry of the banshee. She BOLTS UP in a sitting position, needle stuck in her chest – SCREAMING. Vincent, Lance and Jody, who were in sitting positions in front of Mia, JUMP BACK, scared to d**h. Mia's scream runs out. She slowly starts taking breaths of air. The other three, now scooted halfway across the room, shaken to their bones, look to see if she's alright. LANCE If you're okay, say something. Mia, still breathing, not looking up at them, says in a relatively normal voice. MIA Something. Vincent and Lance collapse on their backs, exhausted and shaking from how close to d**h Mia came. JODY Anybody want a beer? CUT TO: INT. VINCENT'S MALIBU (MOVING) – NIGHT Vincent is behind the wheel driving Mia home. No one says anything, both are still too shaken. EXT. FRONT OF MARSELLUS WALLACE'S HOUSE – NIGHT The Malibu pulls up to the front. Mia gets out without saying a word (still in a daze) and begins walking down the walkway toward her front door. VINCENT (O.S.) Mia! She turns around. Vincent's out of the car, standing on the walkway, a big distance between the two. VINCENT What are your thoughts on how to handle this? MIA What's yours? VINCENT Well I'm of the opinion that Marsellus can live his whole live and never ever hear of this incident. Mia smiles. MIA Don't worry about it. If Marsellus ever heard of this, I'd be in as much trouble as you. VINCENT I seriously doubt that. MIA If you can keep a secret, so can I. VINCENT Let's shake on it. The two walk toward each other, holding out their hands to shake and shake they do. VINCENT Mum's the word. Mia lets go of Vincent's hand and silently makes the see-no- evil, hear-no-evil, and speak-no-evil sign with her hands. Vincent smiles. VINCENT If you'll excuse me, I gotta go home and have a heart attack. Mia giggles. Vincent turns to leave. MIA You still wanna hear my "FOX FORCE FIVE" joke? Vincent turns around. VINCENT Sure, but I think I'm still a little too petrified to laugh. MIA Uh-huh. You won't laugh because it's not funny. But if you still wanna hear it, I'll tell it. VINCENT I can't wait. MIA Three tomatoes are walking down the street, a poppa tomato, a momma tomato, and a little baby tomato. The baby tomato is lagging behind the poppa and momma tomato. The poppa tomato gets mad, goes over to the momma tomato and stamps on him – (stamps on the ground) – and says: catch up. They both smile, but neither laugh. MIA See ya 'round, Vince. Mia turns and walks inside her house. CLOSEUP – VINCENT After Mia walks inside. Vincent continues to look at where she was. He brings his hands to his lips and blows her a kiss. Then exits FRAME leaving it empty. WE HEAR his Malibu START UP and DRIVE AWAY. FADE TO BLACK FADE UP On the cartoon "SPEED RACER." Speed is giving a detailed description of all the features on his race car "The Mac-5," which he does at the beginning of every episode. OFF SCREEN we hear a WOMAN'S VOICE... . WOMAN'S VOICE (O.S.) Butch.