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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 The Wrestler by Rob Siegel Protozoa Pictures DRAFT 10/14/07 104 N 7th St Brooklyn, NY 11211 718-388-5280 7 FADE IN: MUSIC: DEF LEPPARD - IROCK ROCK (TILL YOU DROP) & Over OPENING CREDITS, a montage of OLD WRESTLING-MAGAZINE PHOTOS. Action shots of RANDY & THE RAM& ROBINSON taking on a keffiyeh-wearing heel named THE AYATOLLAH before 20,000 screaming fans at Madison Square Garden. The sounds of a SCREAMING, CHEERING CROWD overwhelm us. Over the images, RINGSIDE ANNOUNCERS boom commentary: t & & Oh, my! Ram hit with a devastating piledriver! P & & I& ve never seen a guy get fired into a buckle that hard! t & & The Ayatollah taking it to The Ram outside the ring!& h & & Ram absorbing tremendous punishment! How much more can he take?& t & & Wait a minute... Look at this... The Ram is getting up! g & & He& s coming back! I don t believe it! t & & Suplex! t & & Powerbomb!I t & & Randy The Ram Robinson giving absolutely everything he s got! This is the very definition of heart! h & & Just listen to this crowd! The entire Garden, 20,000 people, are on their feet! h & & Ram climbing to the top rope... The crowd going wild... They know what& s coming... Sheet1 Page 2 A PHOTO of Randy standing on the top rope, his bent arms pressed against the sides of his head like RAM& S HORNS. t & & Uh-oh, the horns are out... Here it comes...& We FREEZE on a final image of Randy FLYING HIGH ABOVE THE CANVAS, horns out, poised to crash down on The Ayatollah. t&&Ram Jam! Lights out!! Over this, the sound of the crowd GOING CRAZY. The Def Leppard song rings out as we... DISSOLVE TO: D 2 INT. EAST WILMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL - LOCKER ROOM - NIGHT Present day. Post-match. Randy, pushing 50, still with the same long, dyed-blond mane, sits on a bench in the boys locker room of a Wilmington, Delaware high school. CHYRON: 20 YEARS LATER He pulls off his purple spandex wrestling tights. Lime-green ram& s horns run up the sides. They& re the same kind of tights as in the 80s pics and may well be the actual same pair. Naked except for a jockstrap, Randy takes a breath. Achy, sweaty, saggy, exhausted. A battered warrior. Scars all over his body. Despite the rough shape he& s in, itI s clear he s just given it his all in the ring. He swigs down a few pills with a beer. Promoter SCOTT BRUMBERG, a heavyset man in a Mets jersey with BRUMBERG - 44 on the back, approaches. SCOTT BRUMBERG Great show, Ram. Ya turned it out. (a little sad) As always. He hands Randy some cash. Randy counts it. ItIs not much. Sheet1 Page 3 SCOTT BRUMBERG (CONT D) Sorry. I was sure the gatek d be bigger. Randy just shrugs resignedly. EXT. EAST WILMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL - SHORT TIME LATER Randy, changed into his street clothes, limps out of the school, each step labored and painful. Waiting near the entrance are TWO FANS, both men in their 30s....
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