INT. BILL & BRETT
Their attention is caught by a CRY from outside. They look at each
other, as if asking if it was really there, and the CRY is repeated.
CURT joins them.
Long, wavering CRY.
Oh Jesus. It's him.
The guy I got a ride with. Heís still alive.
The CRY is heard again.
Well, letís go get him.
No you don't! Let some of those
other big strong men go out
there and get him!
ROLFE, MAX, HANDY, AND SOME OTHER PATRONS IN THE B.G.
They look at their feet and shuffle them, ashamed. But they ainít
going out there.
BILL, BRETT, CURT, CONNIE
He starts for the door, BILL grabs him and hauls him back.
They are joined by JOE and HENDERSHOT, HENDERSHOT gives BILL and
BRETT an evil look. They are, needless to say, on his shit list.
But for the time being, itís sink or swim together and HENDERSHOT,
a survival expert, recognizes it.
BILL (to CURT)
Itís like the old joke--you canít
get there from here.