Vonrocka Movie Act Three

INT. ROOM – ABANDONED HOUSE – DAY

Kristy shows off about last night’s theft at the servo.

KRISTY
Check it out!

SQUATTER ONE
How much ya got there?

KRISTY
Couple hundred, maybe more?

SQUATTER ONE
Sounds like a party to me!

KRISTY
Oh for sure, just gotta find that Terry dude, his shit’s the best.

SQUATTER TWO
How long will that take?

KRISTY
It’s complicated, I can’t go to his house.

SQUATTER TWO
So what are you going to do?

KRISTY
I’ll just wait around for him to leave the house.

SQUATTER TWO
Hurry up, I’m hanging.

KRISTY
It’ll be well worth the wait!

INT. LOUNGEROOM – EDDIES HOUSE – DAY

Eddie gets the call he was waiting for.

EDDIE
Hello Eddie ere.

ROBIN
Hey Eddie it’s Robin, guess what? I got a big surprise!

EDDIE
You’re fricken kidding!

ROBIN
Nope, I got you gotta a gig!

EDDIE
Aw fuck that’s great!

ROBIN
Thought you’d be pleased.

EDDIE
Wow Robin, you’re a star!

ROBIN
Well just make sure you play good, my rep’s on the line!

EDDIE
Howzat?

ROBIN
I told the manager you guys have played plenty of gigs up country.

EDDIE
Great way to bullshit a story!

ROBIN
I’ll get the manager to lock it in, the gig’s next Thursday!

EXT. CORNER – EDDIES STREET – DAY

Kristy waits for Terry to leave the house while sipping from a Jim Beam. Concerned old lady looks at Kristy

KRISTY
Come on, I aint got all day!
What are you looking at ya old cow.

OLD LADY
Well I never!

KRISTY
Well maybe you should have! You look like you need some fun!

OLD LADY
Don’t you have a home to go?

KRISTY
Actually no, what of it!

Old lady shrugs her shoulders in disbelief and leaves.

OLD LADY
Damn Punks.

INT. EDDIES STREET – POLICE CAR – DAY

At far end of Eddie’s street Smythy and a constable watch on as Kristy waits for Terry.

CONSTABLE
It‘s that girl with the blue hair again, didn’t you warn her off?

SMYTH
That’s correct son, well spotted!

CONSTABLE
Should we apprehend her?

SMYTH
Well we could nab her now or we could wait and see what’s going on! What do you think we should do constable?

CONSTABLE
I guess we should wait sir.

SMYTH
That’s better, besides I’ve been warned off interfering with a drug squad operation.

CONSTABLE
The drug squad?

SMYTH
It seems there may be more than just a street dealer at play.

CONSTABLE
Ah the bigger picture!

SMYTH
This could be the chance to grab the whole bloody network!

EXT. EDDIES STREET – DAY

Terry walks around the corner and soon notices the police car up the road. He is forced to ignore Kristy.

TERRY
Oh no.

KRISTY
Hey Terry

Terry keeps walking with head down.

KRISTY
Terry! Why are you ignoring me?

TERRY
Fuck off there’s cops up the road!

KRISTY
I got plenty to spend!

TERRY
I can’t do it while they’re watching.

KRISTY
Well invite me inside then.

TERRY
Eddie would ave me balls if I let a stranger in.

KRISTY
Hey he doesn’t know what you’re up to, does he!

TERRY
Of course he does! I just can’t let you inside, it’s the rules.

KRISTY
If ya don’t give me some I’m gonna ask Eddie next time.

TERRY
Look give me the cash and fuck off for a few minutes.

KRISTY
Then what?

TERRY
I’ll leave it in the letterbox!

KRISTY
Just don’t leave me hanging too long or I might have to knock on the door and ask Eddie what happened to my gear!

Discreetly Slips wad of cash. Terry appears pleased.

INT. POLICE CAR – EDDIES STREET – DAY – CONTINUES

CONSTABLE
Sir they just did a deal.

SMYTH
Son you gotta pay more attention.

CONSTABLE
But sir she handed him the money!

SMYTH
What did he hand her?

CONSTABLE
I didn’t see sir.

SMYTH
Nothing, he handed her nothing! If we busted them it would be a complete cock up!

EXT. EDDIES STREET – DAY – CONTINUES

Terry reappears and pretends to be checking for mail. Drops a sandwich bag of ice deals in the letterbox.

TERRY (To Self)
Fuck she’s trouble.

A few minutes later Kristy reappears and heads towards the letterbox. Terry is watching from the window. She grabs the Ice and walks off. Eddie drives around the corner and smokes up the car’s rear end.

INT. POLICE CAR – FAR END EDDIES STREET – DAY CONTINUES

CONSTABLE
Sir you got him, Eddie Vonrocka’s hooning you got him!

SMYTH
We are going to let him go.

CONSTABLE
What! How come?

SMYTH
Let’s follow the girl and spoil her night. Vonrocka can wait, don’t worry his turn will come!

INT. LOUNGEROOM – EDDIES HOUSE – DAY

Eddie share the news of the gig at Woody’s. Problem is it’s the venue where Terry ran from the bouncer.

EDDIE
Let Berto know we gotta gig!

TERRY
When? Where?

EDDIE
Woody’s, Robin got us a Thursday night upstairs at Woody’s!

INT. WOODYS BAR – STAIRS – NIGHT – FLASHBACK

Terry relives his escape down the stairs at Woodys.

BOUNCER
Don’t come back!

INT. EDDIES HOUSE – LOUNGEROOM –DAY

TERRY
So which Thursday?

EDDIE
Next Thursday, let Berto know!

TERRY
Sure thing, I’m onto it mate.

Terry tries to appear just as excited as Eddie even though there’s no way he’s going to be there.

INT. BERTOS HOUSE – GARAGE – DAY

Holding unused ice deals Berto examines a police uniform hanging up in garage. Receives phone call.

BERTO
What’s up?

TERRY
Great news, we got our first gig!

BERTO
How? Where?

TERRY
Eddie’s friend Robin bagged us a Thursday gig at Woodys.

BERTO
Tell Eddie I’m there, good stuff!

EXT/INT. STREET – ABANDONED HOUSE – DAY

Smyth and the constable follow Kristy to an abandoned house. Loud thrashy music BLASTS out from inside.

SMYTH
See, a little patience pays off.

CONSTABLE
Seems so sir, when do we act?

SMYTH
When it gets a little darker we’ll swoop!

CONSTABLE
You’ve been more than fair sir.

While waiting Constable notices one of the squatters wearing overalls go outside for a piss.

CONSTABLE
Sir look!

SMYTH
What?

CONSTABLE
The squatter sir, he’s wearing overalls, remember a few pairs of overalls were stolen from the servo the other night.

SMYTH
Very well done constable! That explains why they have money to buy Ice.

CONSTABLE
Looks like someone’s going to get a nice little holiday soon!

INT. ROOM – ABANDONED HOUSE – NIGHT

Kristy and two others smoke Ice and share swigs from a large bottle of Jim Beam. Cassette player has a DISTILLERS song playing (YOUNG CRAZED PEELING) LOUD.

Smyth and constable approach the house. Inside Kristy spits out Jim Beam and ignites it with a lighter to create BURSTS of flame. Others eagerly cheer her on.

KRISTY
Thanks for the party Jeff’s garage!

SQUATTER
This ice is the best I’m buzzing!

EXT. FRONT YARD – ABANDONED HOUSE – NIGHT

SMYTH
Go around the back and block off any attempted escape.

CONSTABLE
No one’s getting past me!

SMYTH
Two minutes and then we enter.

CONSTABLE
Righty oh sir.

Smyth edges towards front door as the constable ducks down and enters back yard. Smyth kicks open front door.

SMYTH
Don’t move!

KRISTY
Cops!

SMYTH
We got the back covered, don’t move!

Squatters try for the back door but are soon forced back by the constable. Smyth warns Kristy to give up.

SMYTH
Put the bottle down and face the wall, now!

Kristy smashes the bottle and wildly swings it about as the constable enters from the rear. He is stabbed and collapses. Two squatters run and jump over a now slouched down constable. Smyth draws his upon firearm.

SMYTH
You’ve really done it now!

KRISTY
Fuck you pig!

Kristy lunges forwards. Backing away Smyth offers one final warning. Kristy continues forwards.

SMYTH
Stop dead in your tracks or I’ll will be forced to shoot you!

KRISTY
You’re next piggy!

Smyth reluctantly shoots Kristy in the leg to halt her advance. She bellows out ear piercing SCREAMS of pain.

KRISTY
You cunt, help! Fucking help me!

Smyth ignores her pleas and assists fallen constable.

SMYTH
Are you alright son?

CONSTABLE
Not sure sir, it hurts bad.

KRISTY
Help, I’ve been shot!

SMYTH
Shut up, you had it coming.

Smyth throws a dirty rag makeshift bandage to Kristy.

KRISTY
Is that all you’re gonna do?

SMYTH (Angry)
For the moment!

Smyth puts his foot on Kristy’s head forcing her face to ground. She protests as next he handcuffs her.

KRISTY
Get off pig, fucken get off me!

SMYTH
This’ll keep you still until the ambulance arrives.

KRISTY
I’m badly hurt!

SMYTH
No you’re not.

KRISTY
How do you know?

SMYTH
Because you wouldn’t be so fucking loud if you were badly injured! Now shut up I gotta ring for the ambulances!

Smyth disapprovingly looks at Kristy and continues.

SMYTH
Correct, give preference to the stab wound if only one paramedic is available.

KRISTY
That’d be right!

SMYTH
Stay still and it wont bleed!

Two ambulances arrive and both parties are taken to hospital. Smyth offers last piece of advice to Kristy.

SMYTH
Enjoy your last look at freedom!

KRISTY
This wouldn’t have happened if you had busted Terry!

INT. EDDIES HOUSE – BAND ROOM – DAY

Eddie is super keen to get the gear packed and get to the venue. However Terry suddenly becomes sick.

EDDIE
Come on mate, let’s get ready!

TERRY
Can’t do it I can’t play the gig!

EDDIE
Whatta ya mean mate?

TERRY
I’m crook as a dog, I aint going nowhere. You have to call it off!

EDDIE
Fuck that! I’ll just have to find another drummer.

TERRY
You wont have time will you?

EDDIE
I got an idea, Tezza are ya sure ya can’t make it?

TERRY
Sorry mate but I’ve been spewing all day long.

Eddie jumps in car and heads towards Jeff’s garage.

INT. WORKSHOP – JEFFS GARAGE – DAY

Eddie pulls up in an abrupt manner catching Jeff and Joan’s attention’

EDDIE
Hey you’re ere!

JEFF
Slow down Eddie, what’s up?

EDDIE
I need ta ask Joan a favour!

JOAN
Me?

EDDIE
I need you on the ya skins to save the day!

JOAN
How? What do mean?

EDDIE
We finally got a gig and me drummer’s sick!

JOAN
But it’s not what I play! Eddie I don’t even now your songs!

EDDIE
Problem solved I brought a cassette player with the songs on it, whata ya say!

Joan looks back towards Jeff. He smiles and nods yes.

JOAN
I only ever play at home.

JEFF
What have ya got to lose?

JOAN
But what if I make a mistake?

EDDIE
That’s the good bit, It’s punk! No ones gonna notice or care!

JEFF
I know you’re wondering what it’s like to play a gig.

EDDIE
Please!

JOAN
Um, ok I’ll do it!

INT. STAGE ROOM – WOODYS – NIGHT

Rat Rod watch fans of band OVERPOWER wildly swing arms about in “hay maker” fashion in front of the stage. One unsuspecting crowd member walks into a flailing arm and drops to the ground. Dragged away from stage area.

Band keeps playing. It’s soon time for Rat Rod to set up. Robin and Danny are there to see the gig.

DANNY
Hey Eddie you did it, you’re ready to go!

EDDIE
Yeah man, gotta thank Robin for this, it’s all her doings.

Eddie raises his beer up and thanks Robin.

EDDIE
Cheers!

Robin smiles but looks a little peeved about something.

EDDIE
Hey Danny what’s up with Robin?

DANNY
She’s a bit pissed off at you.

EDDIE
How come? Why?

DANNY
Remember you said it was a lads only band, you’ve got a female drummer!

EDDIE
Danny she’s way off base, Joan’s only filling in for Terry who’s stayed ome crook as a dog.

DANNY
Well I guess he wouldn’t wanna miss your first gig if he couldn’t avoid it?

EDDIE
let er know, I think she’s tops!

DANNY
She may just forgive you yet?

Rat Rod begin to play and are instantly adored by all. Joan makes a few errors that are hardly noticed. Snippets of the band playing different songs. At the end while on stage Eddie thanks Joan for her efforts.

EDDIE (On Stage)
Hey a big shout out to Joan for helping out while Tezza’s at ome sick. The weak cunt!

Crowd laugh and give a standing Joan some applause. Eddie looks to Robin. Berto claps his approval.

EDDIE
And we can’t forget Robin who just got Rat Rod their first gig!

Surprised manager looks to Robin who smiles and shrugs shoulders. Crowd enthusiastically applaud and Robin seems happier now. Danny compliments the band.

DANNY
Good shit gang fucking good shit!

EDDIE
Thanks man, we were lucky to ave Joan fill in at the last minute!

DANNY
She did great!

BERTO
You got rhythm girl!

JOAN
It was more fun that I thought.

ROBIN
Well done, all of you!

EDDIE
Time for a beer I recken!

JOAN
Too right!

INT. WORKSHOP – JEFFS GARAGE – DAY

Next day Eddie drops in to tell Jeff how Joan went.

JEFF
Gidday Eddie! How’d she go?

EDDIE
Mate she’s a natural PUNK!

JEFF
I wonder if being called a natural punk is a compliment these days?

INT. LOUNGEROOM – EDDIES HOUSE – DAY

Berto is happy to let Terry know how well Joan played.

BERTO
Mate you should have seen her go!

TERRY
So she was actually ok?

BERTO
Mate she was better than ok and Punk’s not even her thing.

Eddie walks into the room and adds to the conversation.

EDDIE
She’s a born natural!

BERTO
And much better looking than you!

TERRY
Dam, I shoulda played!

EDDIE
Well if ya sick you’re sick mate.

BERTO
So how are you today?

TERRY
Not bad, must have been a twenty four hour flu or something.

EDDIE
Well if ya miss the next gig she’s in!

TERRY
What happened to lads only?

BERTO (Laughing)
Joan did!

INT. THE BRUNNY HOTEL – BAR – NIGHT

At the Pub Eddie asks barmaid Smash for a second gig.

EDDIE
Hey Smasha what’s up?

STRANGER (Butts In)
Hey Smash can I have a beer!

SMASHA
Fuck off for a moment, sorry Eddie, what’s up? Smashfest!

EDDIE
Is it that time of year already?

SMASHA
Yep me Birthday gig’s only round the corner!

EDDIE
How many bands this year?

SMASHA
Twenty Four but it was meant to twenty five, Moshpital cancelled yesterday.

EDDIE
Do ya know Rat Rod are up and running!

SMASHA
Yeah I heard you did well the other night!

EDDIE
So whadda ya recken?

SMASHA
About what?

EDDIE
Adding Rat Rod to the festival!

SMASHA
Give me a moment to think about it,

Two seconds later a smiling Smasha answers.

SMASHA
You gotta a wildcard!

INT. EDDIES HOUSE – PRACTICE ROOM – DAY

EDDIE
So how would ya’s feel bout playing another gig?

BERTO
Already!

TERRY
Where?

EDDIE
Sit down boys, this is gonna knock ya socks off!

TERRY
Come on Eddie, spill the beans!

BERTO
Where? How did this happen?

EDDIE
Drumroll please Tezza!

Terry does a quick drumroll. Eddie produces some homemade graffiti stencils

RAT ROD
AT
SMASHFEST

EDDIE
SMASH FEST! We’re gonna play at Smash Fest! Smasha offered us a spot after Moshpital dropped out!

Terry wonders about the cardboard stencils.

TERRY
Fricking awesome! What are these?

EDDIE
They’re your stencils boys, you got some graffiti to do. Walls, doors and footpaths, everywhere!

BERTO
Better not be sick that day Terry, Joan was pretty good on the skins!

TERRY
I’ll bring a bucket and spew into it while I’m playing if I ave to!

EDDIE
Give it all ya got Tezza!

Busy hands spraying stencils at various locations.

INT. KITCHEN – MICHAELS HOUSE – DAY

Michael rings Terry to let him know a new batch is ready. He requests another highway meet up. Terry declines because Rat Rod have a gig at Smashfest.

INT. TERRY’S CAR – DAY

TERRY
Can’t do it that day dad.

INTERCUT – PHONE CONVERSATION

MICHAEL
It’s the only chance for a while. You know we’re off on holidays for a month. Maybe more?

TERRY
I don’t play this time the band’s gonna kick me out.

MICHAEL
Terry I sent you down to sell fucking Ice not play drums in a silly punk band.

TERRY
Why not bring it to the gig?

MICHAEL
You’re fucking kidding me aren’t you?

TERRY
It’s perfect. Who’s gonna suspect a big deal going down while all the punks are running a muck!

MICHAEL
Perhaps a change of scenery could turn out to be a smart move.

TERRY
So that’s the plan? Are we in agreement?

MICHAEL
We’ll do it that way then son.

TERRY
Besides that way you get to see me play!

MICHAEL
If I must.

TERRY
I let you know when and where.

MICHAEL
Send a text with the details.

INT. OFFICE – DRUG SQUAD – DAY

Drug squad get details of the drop off via a phone tap.

DRUG SQUAD COP ONE
So did we get all that?

DRUG SQUAD COP TWO
When Terry sends details we’ll know when and where to raid them.

DRUG SQUAD COP ONE
What of constable Berto?

DRUG SQUAD COP TWO
He already has a bunch of evidence to submit.

DRUG SQUAD COP ONE
Should we drag him out?

DRUG SQUAD COP TWO
Not yet! We don’t want them to cancel the gig.

DRUG SQUAD COP ONE
I suppose you’re right.

DRUG SQUAD COP TWO
Hang on, we just got a copy of the text. It’s going down at a punk festival called Smashfest?

DRUG SQUAD COP
Smashfest?

DRUG SQUAD COP TWO
Correct sir.

DRUG SQUAD COP ONE
Damn punks make the arrangements.

INT. COURT ROOM – DAY

Judge denies Kristy’s attempts to be released.

JUDGE
So let me see, you are seeking bail so you can attend something called Smashfest?

KRISTY
Yes your honour, Smashfest, everyone’s gonna be there!

JUDGE
Application denied! You’re still a menace to society.

KRISTY (Yelling)
I only wanted to see WOLFPACK! They donate all their proceeds to animal rescue, what the fuck do you do to save animals?

Ten seconds of Wolfpack on stage.

JUDGE
Take her away!

KRISTY
Ya fat cow!

Dragged away but manages to get one more comment.

KRISTY
Moo! Moo!

JUDGE
Damn Punks!

INT. TATTOO SHOP – BOOTH – DAY

In celebration of Smashfest Eddie is getting an “AcDc” style lightning bolt on his left hand thumb area.

TATTOOIST
So what can I do for you?

EDDIE
I’m afta a lightning bolt on me left hand.

TATTOOIST
Bowie or AcDc?

Eddie turns around to show off his jacket patch.

EDDIE
Acka dacka mate!

INT. OFFICE – POLICE STATION – DAY

Drug Squad informs Sargent Smyth about Smashfest bust.

SMYTH
Sounds risky!

DRUG SQUAD COP ONE
Why’s that Sargent?

SMYTH
Damn Punks might all turn on you!

DRUG SQUAD COP ONE
Sargent the day a pack of hooligans scare us off our duty is the day I retire.

INT. MUSIC SHOP – DAY

Terry has to leave the music shop again. Eddie is becoming more suspicious of Terry’s regular departures.

EDDIE
New strings for the gig?

Terry happens to be looking to footpath while talking.

TERRY
Oh hang on, is that, yep it is! Fancy that!

EDDIE
Who, what are you talking about?

TERRY
Bazza from up Shepperton way! Back in a minute.

EDDIE
Really?

Outside Terry greets another customer. Sells a deal.
Terry is soon back in the shop.

EDDIE
So let me get this right, every time we come ere you just happen to see an old friend from up country?

TERRY
Fucken crazy world eh mate!

EDDIE
I’m starting to wonder just how crazy it is?

INT. EDDIES CAR – DAY

Eddie see’s Robin walking along with her bass guitar.

EDDIE
Hey Robin! Robin.

ROBIN
Oh hey Eddie, how are you going?

EDDIE
Guess what! We got a wildcard entry at Smashfest!

ROBIN
What! You don’t say!

EDDIE
That looks awkward to carry, jump in, I’ll get ya ome!

ROBIN
It’s starting to get a little heavy, ok thanks.

EDDIE
Oh shit I’m nearly outta juice!

ROBIN
Well I’m not pushing ya!

Eddie pulls up at Jeff’s Servo. Joan is there.

EDDIE
Hey how ya’s going!

JOAN
Good Eddie!

JEFF
Gidday mate!

EDDIE
This is Robin, she’s the one who got us the gig the other night!

ROBIN
Hey Joan you played great sticks at the gig. You kicked arse!

JOAN
Thanks!

JEFF
So she really did ok?

ROBIN
Hate to have to tell you but ya daughters a born punk!

JEFF
Quick get me a doctor, I’m having
a heart attack!

EDDIE
Ha ha that’d be right.

JOAN
You guys!

EDDIE
Thanks a bunch for your help Joan, it got us outta the shit. Oh forgot to say, we’re playing at Smashfest next weekend!

JOAN
I might surprise you and come see what the usual drummer is like?

ROBIN
You could take him!

JOAN
Thanks Robin!

EXT. FRONT YARD – MRS SIMMONS HOUSE – DAY

Having just received a new Mohawk in preparation for Smash fest Eddie walks out of his front door only to see a real estate agent and demolisher next door.

REALESTATE AGENT
Knock her down flat and whack up a couple of townhouses.

DEMOLISHER
What’s left of this wont take long to demolish.

REALESTATE AGENT
I already have an architect drawing up the plans. I love these big old blocks! You can easily fit in three townhouses.

EDDIE
Howdy, what’s appening ere?

REALESTATE AGENT
It’s too damaged to be saved! Besides this street needs a bit of modernisation.

EDDIE
According to you!

REALESATE AGENT
Can’t stop progress son!

EDDIE (Grinning)
Ope they like punk music!

Eddie walks back inside and turns up the stereo LOUD.

REALESATE AGENT
Damn punks!

EXT. FOOTPATH – SHOPPING STRIP – DAY

Eddie and Terry are walking along. One of Terry’s customers breaks the rules and approaches him.

EDDIE
Wonder how old Eric’s going lately?

TERRY
Hey there he is now.

EDDIE
Bet he doesn’t say gidday.

TERRY
Probably feels too stupid I guess.

Eric goes to raise his disfigured hand then awkwardly drops it back down again. EMBARRASED.

TERRY
Poor burger he must miss it.

EDDIE (Yelling)
Don’t forget Smashfest!

ERIC (Happy)
Ah, I’ll be there, thanks man!

TERRY
Hey Eddie there’s your mate Danny!

Eddie and Terry go to walk towards Danny when all of a sudden an unexpected hand grabs Terry from behind. Eddie is wearing a beanie to hide his new Mohawk.

BUYER
Hey mate ya got some gear for me?

TERRY
I told ya never to just walk up to me in the street!

Eddie’s chatting to Danny.

DANNY
Hey Eddie what’s up?

EDDIE
Smashfest!

DANNY
Who’s ya mate Terry talking to?

EDDIE
Dun know? Looks a bit dodgy though.

DANNY
Hey I gotta go, I can’t wait to see you play at Smashfest!

EDDIE
Good shit see ya then mate!

Terry tells buyer to leave just as Eddie walks over.

TERRY
Fuck off, you gotta go, now.

BUYER (Leaving)
What’s up your arse?

EDDIE
Who’s ya rough head mate?

TERRY
Ah just dude from the pub.

EDDIE
Don’t give im our address, he looks dodgy!

TERRY
I hear you, don’t worry.

EDDIE
Ya seem to know half the town and ya only been ere for a couple of months!

TERRY
What can I say, must be me country charm!

INT. LOUNGEROOM – EDDIES HOUSE – DAY

Eddie walks into the room and takes off his beanie to surprise Berto and Terry with his new Mohawk haircut.

BERTO
Check it out, Eddie’s become a fully fledged punk!

TERRY
Fuck me, I wouldn’t have put money on that!

EDDIE
Well if you’re gonna play at a punk festival ya kinda need to look the part! Any takers?

BERTO
Not me mate, me mum wouldn’t feed me for a week I’ll just spike up!

EDDIE
Oh that’s right some of us still getta ome cooked meal! At least put a safety pin through ya nose!

TERRY
Be careful he might just do it!

BERTO
Dream on!

EDDIE
Weak as piss both of ya!

TERRY
Ok I’ll dye my hair red, ok?

EDDIE
That’s better!

INT. OFFICE – POLICE STATION – DAY

Smyth instructs the awkward looking constable to blend in with the punk crowd at Smashfest.

SMYTH
Are you on board with all this?

CONSTABLE
Sir I’m gonna stand out like a sore thumb!

SMYTH
Take some money from petty cash and get something suitable from the Op Shop.

CONSTABLE
But sir constable Berto is already implanted.

SMYTH
Be damned if I’m gonna let all the glory go to the Drug Squad, I want someone close to the stage in case it all goes south on my turf, now get to it!

INT. EDDIES HOUSE – GARAGE – DAY

Looking for tools in the garage Eddie discovers the last of Terry’s stash hidden in an old rusty tin.

EDDIE
What the fuck is this?

EXT. FRONT YARD – EDDIES HOUSE – DAY

Smashfest day Terry’s car has a flat battery. He asks Eddie if he can tag along in Eddies car.

TERRY
Fuck, flat battery! Hey Eddie.

EDDIE
Uh.

TERRY
I’ve got a flat battery! I might ave ta put me gear in your car.

EDDIE
Suppose.

TERRY
Great, thanks man! Look there’s Berto’s car, he’s ready to go!

EDDIE
Good.

INT. EDDIES CAR – DAY

On the way to Smashfest Eddie is obviously shitty about something. Terry eventually asks what the problem is?

TERRY
Hey we’re on our way!

EDDIE
That we are.

TERRY
Smashfest, doesn’t get much better than that, eh mate!

EDDIE
If ya say so.

TERRY
What’s your problem? You’ve had the shits all fucking morning.

Eddie SLAMS on the brakes. Berto nearly runs into his rear. Drives past with a pissed off look on his face.

EDDIE
What’s my problem?

TERRY
That’s the question, what’s up?

EDDIE
Fuck mate I can’t believe you’re a fucking Ice dealer!

TERRY
Pull up dude, how the fuck did ya come to that conclusion?

Eddie produces a bag with three deals of Ice inside.

EDDIE
Well what was this doing in the garage then?

Terry denies it’s his and offers an alternative owner.

TERRY
That’s not mine! Why would you think it belongs to me?

EDDIE
Well they aren’t mine are they?

TERRY
Mate don’t make me say it.

EDDIE
Say what?

TERRY
Perhaps they belonged to Wolf?

EDDIE
That’s a fucken low blow! I will never understand how he got into that stuff, who got im started?

TERRY
Well if it’s not mine and it’s not yours someone owns it, or did own it.

EDDIE
So it’s not gonna worry you if I do this?

TERRY
Do what?

Eddie takes off and throws the deals out the window.

TERRY
What if a kid finds that?

EDDIE
Fuck me, ok you’ve got a point there, I’ll take care of it.

Eddie slams brakes on again. Gets out of car. Goes to car boot. He grabs a hammer and SMASHES the deals to pieces. Kicks remnants onto the nature strip.

EDDIE (To Self)
Now you can ’t fuck up anyone!

Police car pulls up just afterwards.

SMYTH
What’s he up to?

Eddie turns around with hammer in hand.

SMYTH
What are you doing with that hammer?

EDDIE
Just tapping the hubcap back on, that’s all Smythy don’t stress it.

SMYTH.
Well you better put it away, people might get the wrong idea don’t you think? Better be on your way!

Eddie takes off with Smyth following closely behind.

EDDIE
Fuck he just can’t leave me be that dude.

TERRY
Ah fuck him, todays about the gig, remember!

EDDIE
Something’s not right ere? I’ll figure it out eventually.

EXT. PUB ENTRANCE – FOOT PATH – DAY

Eddie becomes anxious about entering the venue. It’s the same place where Wolfgang passed away on stage.

TERRY
What’s up now? Mate I told you that shit wasn’t mine.

EDDIE
That’s not what I’m thinking about.

TERRY
Ah fuck is this where Wolfy had his heart attack?

EDDIE
The same stage that we’ll be playing on.

TERRY
That’s rough, you should ave said something.

EDDIE
What and not played?

TERRY
I don’t know about that but we could talked about it at least.

EDDIE
I really got nothing to say, let’s just get on with it.

TERRY
Here’s Berto.

BERTO
What’s the problem?

TERRY
Nothing to worry about, it’s all sorted.

BERTO
Good let’s get the gear next to the stage! There’s not going to be much room by the time all the bands got their stuff inside.

TERRY
You’re not wrong there, eh Eddie.

EDDIE
Yeah, come on.

TERRY + BERTO
All hail Rat Rod

EDDIE
Rat Rod!

Chaotic scenes as Punks converge from everywhere.

CITIZEN (Bumped Into)
Get outta the way! Damn Punks.

INT. STAGE – VENUE – DAY – BLACK and WHITE

Inside Smashfest is full of multi coloured Mohawk haircuts, shaved heads, big jacket patches. MISS FITS, BAD RELIGION, BLACK FLAG, SEX PISTOLS. Tattoos!

Rat Rod make their way through the crowd. On stage WOLFPACK are playing FAST METAL. Mosh pit is in ACTION and people are bouncing off each other everywhere. Bouncers intently watch the controlled CHAOS.

Eddie and the others must time their way to get next to the stage and drop off their gear. Faces in the crowd include Eric, Danny, Joan and Robin. Many local PUNK band members. Beers are CONSTANTLY raised up high.

At the back of the venue the out of place constable watches on. He peers out the side window and sees the undercover cops pull up in a no standing zone.

CONSTABLE (To Self)
The shits gonna hit the fan now.

Ice bag carrying Michael bumps into constable.

MICHAEL
Shit, sorry mate!

INT. DRUG SQAUD CAR – DAY

They see Michael’s car and realise he’s already inside.

DETECTIVE ONE
Bugger he’s already inside.

DETECTIVE TWO
I told you not to stop and get Maccas!

DETECTIVE ONE
I noticed you grabbed some as well.

DECTECTIVE TWO
Did he take it in with him?

INT. REAR OF VENUE – DAY

Constable’s phone rings. Muffled voice on phone.

CONSTABLE
But sir it’s our bust now the Drug Squad has blown it.

Close up on Smyth’s face.

SMYTH
Yes I know that’s the way it should go but I just a call telling us to back off.

EXT. MICHAELS CAR – STREET – DAY

Drug Squad break into Michael’s car. LOUD SMASHING glass ECHOES as they break the windows. Stunned people watch on. One obviously concerned punk passes by.

PUNK
Hey what are ya doing?

DETECTIVE TWO
This doesn’t concern you.

PUNK
You can’t just break into someone’s car, I’m gonna ring the cops!

Detective one displays his badge.

DETECTIVE ONE
We are the cops, now piss off!

Detective one watches the punk walk off then returns her attention to the car. Quick search reveals nothing.

DETECTIVE TWO
Do you see anything?

DETECTIVE ONE
Nothing!

DETECTIVE TWO
Ok, pop the boot then.

The boot pops open and an empty bullet box is observed.

DETECTIVE ONE
Shit he may be armed?

INT. STAGE – VENUE – DAY – BLACK and WHITE

STONED TO DEATH are ripping up the stage. Rat Rod are on next. Terry notices Michael, gives approving nod.
Michael points to the backpack of Ice Deals. Eddie is surprised to see his uncle Michael.

EDDIE
How come your old man’s ere?

TERRY
Yeah he’s here to watch the show.

EDDIE
I thought you might have mentioned it.

TERRY
It’s no big deal you can have a chat with him after the gig.

Eddie looks around and now notices some more familiar faces. Berto’s mates and the constable. He suddenly recalls the night when Berto and his mates bashed him.

EXT. FOOTPATH – NIGHT – FLASHBACK

BERTO’S MATE
Show some respect cunt!

INT. VENUE – STAGE – DAY – CONTINUES

Eddie looks at Berto and realises he was there on that night as well just as STONED TO DEATH finish up. It is time for Rat Rod to set up.
All three members of Rat Rod get up on stage. Eddie is facing the amplifier when from behind he hears a DRUNKEN punter ask Terry for a deal of ice.

PUNTER
Hey mate! Hey mate you got any of that special Ice onya?

TERRY
Fuck off, not now!

Eddie stops setting up to listen.

PUNTER
What’s the matter? You either got it or you don’t! Have ya?

Eddie realises the deals he found were Terry’s. Looks over to nonchalant Berto who is mostly focussing on the back of the room where the constable is.

EDDIE
What the fuck is going on ere?

Eddie pushes Terry and asks what’s going on?

EDDIE
Hey dude, what the fuck is going on here?

TERRY
Nothing, what do you mean?

EDDIE
You’re a fucking Ice Dealer, aren’t you!

PUNTER (Yells)
It’s good shit too.

EDDIE
You tosser, all this time it’s been about dealing ice.

TERRY
You got it all wrong mate.

EDDIE
That’s why your old man’s here, isn’t it, I bet he makes that fucking stuff up country!

TERRY
Don’t go there dude.

Berto goes to step in as an enraged Eddie pushes him backwards onto the ground. With right raised and ready to strike Eddie repeats Berto’s final words that night.

EDDIE
Howzit go again? “He probably wont even remember this tomorrow”

At this point the constable reacts and eagerly surges forwards through the crowd towards the stage

EDDIE
You’re just not worth it mate, fuck off!

BERTO
What about the gig?

Eddie raises his guitar as if ready to strike as a cautious Berto retreats to side of stage. Terry grabs at Eddie to calm him down. He is pushed back on drums.

People in the crowd are wondering if this is supposed to happen? One asks barmaid Smash what is going on?

CROWD PERSON
What’s up with all this Smash?

SMASH
It must be part of the act? Fuck they’re all pissed or something?

CROWD PERSON
This is gonna be fucking cool!

Not realising the situation many of the crowd start to CHEER on and raise their beers! Meanwhile Eddie stands motionless staring out at the applauding audience. He relives his dad’s last moments.

INT. STAGE – VENUE – NIGHT – FLASHBACK

Switch Blade about to do an encore as Wolfgang grabs his chest.

CROWD
One more, one more, one more!

Wolfgang starts a song and suddenly falls on his knees clutching his chest. Seconds later he is dead.

EXT. FOOTPATH – OUTSIDE VENUE – NIGHT – FLASHBACK

The paramedics are wheeling off a covered trolley.

PARAMEDIC
I’m sorry son, we truly did everything we possibly could.

INT. STAGE – DAY – CONTINUES – BLACK and WHITE

The constable finally reaches stage. Berto bends down to talk to him. Eddie soon realises Berto is a cop. A dazed Terry is trying to get up as drums and symbols CRASH LOUDLY all around him. He falls down again.

EDDIE
You’re a fucking pig as well?

BERTO
We’re not after you.

Eddie looks to Terry and figures out Berto is after him. At the rear of the venue Michael has decided to abort the deal and goes to leave.

As he does so he sees the Drug Squad detectives walk in and he realises they are here for him. Michael looks back to Terry who is now back up on his feet.

Berto goes to grab Terry but Eddie instinctively stands in his way to block him. The constable tries to apprehend him as well but is BLOCKED off by cheering punks wanting to be part of the act.

Terry manages to get off stage and runs through a confused crowd towards the doorway. The two detectives split up.

One goes for Michael and the other for Terry. Michael accepts his looming fate but manages to block the detective going for an escaping Terry.

Terry reaches the door. Once outside he runs directly into the bouncer from Woody’s that recently chased him. To get away from the bouncer Terry runs straight onto the road.

SCREECHING BRAKES are followed by the sound of a body impacting a car. Inside the venue a confused audience watch Michael being dragged out by the detectives.

Berto and the constable are standing next to the stage in the expectation Eddie will now get off. Instead he turns his back to them and plugs in his guitar. LOUD FEEDBACK grabs everyone’s attention.

The now silent crowd watch on as Eddie does The One Minute Punk song. (Original Song) At the songs end he repeatedly smashes his guitar on stage in FIT OF RAGE.

EDDIE (Shouts)
Why the fuck am I even ere?

Voice from crowd.

CROWD VOICE
Because you’re one of us!

Berto and the constable rush the stage and drag Eddie through the angered crowd who are protesting Eddie’s treatment. They SPIT and throw beer over the cops. An explosion of RAGE is growing. Police must LEAVE now.

CROWD
Leave him alone ya cunts!

CROWD
What’s he done to you copper?

CONSTABLE
That’s not your concern, out of the way!

CROWD
Low life pigs! let him go!

At this point the whole venue are LOUDLY PROTESTING.
The constable now places one hand on his revolver.

CROWD
Let him go, let him go!

CONSTABLE (Authoritative)
Back off! Back off NOW!

While being shoved through the crowd Eddie passes many familiar faces, including a stunned Robin and Joan. Once outside Eddie hears an approaching ambulance.

He now see’s Terry’s red hair blending into a pool of blood on the road. Eddie is overwhelmed and faints.

EXT/INT BANDROOM – COBURG RSL – NIGHT

Four months later a static crowd of mixed ages is gathered in an orderly fashion to enter the Coburg RSL. Above the entrance is a sign VONROCKA. Jeff see’s Smythy and constable. A surprised Jeff converse with an out of uniform Sargent Smyth.

JEFF
I didn’t expect to see you here!

SMYTH
I quite like the older stuff, it’s a little more predictable.

Jeff has a laugh and happily agrees.

JEFF
Gotta admit you got that bit right.

SMYTHY
Don’t tell anyone but I had watched Wolfgang’s band Switch Blade once or twice.

JEFF
You sly old fox!

SMYTHY
Sssshhh.

An awkward looking constable joins them.

SMYTHY
Tuck your shirt in son, even when off duty you’re still an officer of the law.

CONSTABLE
Oh yes sir, of course.

Smyth gives Jeff a wink as the doors open for the crowd to enter.

On stage a slightly more respectable looking Eddie has his back to the crowd. He turns and looks at the Bass player who is Robin.

They nod at each other and share a smile. They now both turn to Joan the drummer. Eddie slowly scrutinizes the crowd and see’s Smythy, Jeff and the Constable.

Just as they are about to start Berto walks in and leans back against the rear wall. A mullet wearing Eddie confidently addresses the waiting crowd.

EDDIE
Well it’s been a hell of a ride to get here but I think you’re going to enjoy the show, so let’s get on with it! One Two Three …

Eddie begins playing the (original song) slower slow style rock song ROCKSTAR.

THE END

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