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AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMANbyDouglas Day StewartFOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLYFINAL DRAFTApril 13, 1981Converted to PDF by ScreenTalk http://www.screentalk.orgScript provided for educational purposes. More scripts can be found here: http://www.sellingyourscreenplay.com/library

FADE IN:EXT. MANILA AIRPORT - FULL SHOT - DAYA Philippine Airlines passenger plane is arriving and touchingdown.ANGLE - THE PLANEA 13-year old boy starts down the ramp, a suitcase in onehand, an old photo-strip in the other. He studies the stripclosely as he searches the faces of the people greeting thepassengers.CLOSE - THE PHOTO STRIPA handsome sailor is necking with his girl in each of thethree shots.CLOSE - THE BOYlooking around.HIS EYES FALL ON A SAILORIt's the same sailor from the photo strip, only about fifteenyears older. If he was in his early twenties then, now he'sin his mid-thirties. He's in the uniform of a 1st class PettyOfficer. He searches the faces of the descending passengers,very uncertain and uncomfortable.THE BOY AND THE SAILORcome together very, very tentatively.extends a hand to young ZACK.The sailor, BYRON MAYO,BYRONYou, Zack?ZACKYes, Sir.BYRONI'm Byron. Nice to meet you.(awkwardly)C'mon. Let's go get your luggage.They head off together.EXT. THE AIRPORT PARKING LOT - DAYByron and Zack step aboard one of the colorful jeepneys thatManila is famous for. We MOVE WITH the jeepney as it leavesthe airport and starts down the highway toward Olongapo.Converted to PDF by www.screentalk.orgScript provided for educational purposes. More scripts can be found here: http://www.sellingyourscreenplay.com/library

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMANFinal Draft April 13, 19812.The boy is frightened but he's also excited by the strange,super-chrome and ornately-decorated vehicle he's riding in.They're not alone in the small bus. Ten or more Filipinosride with them, some in suits and ties, others in the rougherattire of farmers. One old woman carries a big cage on herlap with a squawking fluttering chicken in it.BYRONTake that coat off.Philippines.This is theHe helps Zack out of his coat.BYRON(making conversation)How was the flight? They take careof you okay? Long way from Norfolk,isn't it?JACKYes, sir.BYRONListen, kid, I was sorry to hearabout your mom. That's pretty rough.I would've returned your call a lotsooner but I was out at sea.JACKI been calling for four months.BYRONWell, that's how long I've been outat sea.EXT. THE ROAD TO OLONGAPO - DAYThe jeepney has only two passengers now, Byron and Zack. Aroadside sign reads: "U.S. NAVAL FACILITY, SUBIC BAY . 12miles."EXT. THE HONKY-TONK SAILOR TOWN OF OLONGAPO - DAYKnown throughout the Seventh Fleet as the armpit of theOrient, Olongapo is one, long rain-rutted street of gaudy barsand rattan-walled whorehouses.Countless jeepneys careen past with their silly fringe awningsand chrome accoutrements, many filled with U.S. sailor boysand officers on liberty.Converted to PDF by www.screentalk.orgScript provided for educational purposes. More scripts can be found here: http://www.sellingyourscreenplay.com/library

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMANFinal Draft April 13, 19813.Zack and Byron's jeepney ENTERS SHOT and stops in front of thenoisiest and raunchiest bar on the strip.BYRONThis is it. This is where I live.MOVING WITH ZACK AND BYRONCAMERA FAVORS the boy as they head for the entrance of thebar, Zack taking in the kinky street activity: "Beenie boys,"small boned Filipino boys dressed up as exquisite young girls,hustling tricks on the sidewalk while their sisters lounge inthe doorway of places like "California Dreamin'" and "TheManhattan Club," in nipple-showing tank-tops, licking theirlips.INT. THE RAUCOUS BAR - DAYCAMERA CONTINUES MOVING with Zack and Byron as they crossthrough the NOISY bar toward a stairwell at the back. Navyenlisted men are making out openly with bar girls and Zackeven sees one little girl stick her hand right down the front40 of a sailor boy's pants.Byron glances at the boy, a little embarrassed by his digs.Zack is staring at every girl he passes, nervous but a littleexcited by it all, too.BYRONIf I were in port more, I'd rent abetter place, but this works out okay.They start up the stairs.INT. BYRON'S ROOM - DAYThey walk in and find two semi-naked prostitutes lying on thebed. Zack's eyes are as big as silver dollars.BYRONI thought you girls were gonna dosome shopping.(gives them money)Tiki, Maria . I want you to meet myson.The girls giggle as they hurry into their clothes and leave.Byron closes the door.Converted to PDF by www.screentalk.orgScript provided for educational purposes. More scripts can be found here: http://www.sellingyourscreenplay.com/library

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMANFinal Draft April 13, 19814.BYRONThis is it. This is where I live. Isuppose you could bunk over there andyou could go to school at the base.ZACKGreat.BYRONI'm not finished. I'll only be inport one week a month and when I'mhere you'd never catch me playingdaddy with you 'cause it's not who Iam. Like I told you on the phone,you I'd be better off in that stateschool back in Virginia.ZACKI ain't never going back to thatschool, sir.BYRONYou got to kid. Let me spell it outfor you. This is a whorehouse. AndI happen to like my life the way itis and nobody's gonna make me change.ZACKI don't care about that. I justain't going back. You don't want me?Okay. I'll find me another place.He opens the door and walks out.MOVING WITH ZACK DOWN THE STAIRWELLByron appears on the landing above.BYRONHey, come back.Zack keeps moving.BYRONCome back here, kid!ZACK(turns)What for?Converted to PDF by www.screentalk.orgScript provided for educational purposes. More scripts can be found here: http://www.sellingyourscreenplay.com/library

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMANFinal Draft April 13, 19815.BYRON(grudgingly)Okay, okay. You win.ZACK(brightens)Thank you, sir!BYRONStop calling me 'sir! I ain't noofficer. My name is Byron.On the boy's happy expression we:DISSOLVE TO:INT. THE BAR - SEVERAL WEEKS LATERZack sits on the stairs watching a crazy scene taking place onthe long bar. A bunch of jet pilots off one of the carriersare in town and they're playing a game of "chicken". Eachpilot must take a turn being pushed down the bar in a chair onrollers. The winner is the guy who flies the farthest withoutbailing out of his chair. The whores are rooting them on andgambling money is being waved in the air. As Tiki, one ofByron's girls, climbs the stairs, he catches her hand andgestures questioningly in the direction of the hotshot fliers.TIKIHot shot jet jockeys. Maybe you growup like that, fly mach five, no jive.The boy laughs. Then Byron comes out of his room, his sea bagover his shoulder. He passes the kids some folding money.BYRONHere, kid. Put this in your shoe incase you need it.Zack hides the money.QUICK SHOT - TWO FILIPINO BOYS ABOUT ZACK'S AGEThey see him hide the money in his shoe.ANGLE - BYRON AND ZACKByron kisses his two mama-sans goodbye, shakes Zack's hand andstrides out of the bar.DISSOLVE TO:Converted to PDF by www.screentalk.orgScript provided for educational purposes. More scripts can be found here: http://www.sellingyourscreenplay.com/library

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMANFinal Draft April 13, 19816.EXT. THE STREETS OF OLONGAPO - DAYZack is walking along the main drag, looking in the curiostores, when the two Filipino boys approach him, smilinginnocently.1ST FILIPINO BOYHey, palequero. You new in the P.I.?ZACKYeah. I've been here a couple ofweeks.2ND FILIPINO BOYWanna see some nice things, guy? Wecould show you around. Nobody knowsthis shithole like us.The two boys laugh and Zack laughs, too, trusting them.Sure.ZACKI guess it's okay.They start off together but as they reach a narrow alleyway,the two boys shove Zack into it.ZACKHey!1ST FILIPINO BOYHey, big spender. Give us some money.ZACKI don't have any money.1ST FILIPINO BOY(furious)Bullshit! Get it out!!The first Filipino kicks Zack in the balls.VARIOUS SHOTS OF THE FIGHTZack isn't a bad fighter but he's no match for either of theFilipinos, especially the leader, who has a way of fightingthat is something to watch. He uses his feet. Waving theother Filipino aside, he destroys the American with spinningroundhouse kicks to his stomach and his face. Zack goes downfrom a kick to the groin. Another kick to the head and heloses consciousness. His two attackers bend over him to riflehis pockets.Converted to PDF by www.screentalk.orgScript provided for educational purposes. More scripts can be found here: http://www.sellingyourscreenplay.com/library

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMANFinal Draft April 13, 19817.Finding the five dollar bill he's hidden in his show. Theyrun off down a dark alley, one of them nearly tripping overa dead dog.TIGHTEN ON ZACKHe stirs. His eyes open. He sits up, wincing from bustedribs. Reality sits heavy on his youthful features.DISSOLVE VERY SLOWLY TO:EXT. THE NAVY HONKY-TONK AREA OF SEATTLE - DAYA rough-looking young man rides his Triumph 750 Bonnevillethrough a Navy honky-tonk area in Seattle, Washington: NOISYbars, a Seven Seas Locker Club, a credit jeweler, a pawn shop.The boy who took his licks in the Filipino back alley is nowa man in his mid-twenties. A long mane of jet-black hair. Ascuzzy beard. The same cold blue eyes. He wears jeans andbig, muddy boots. There's a tattoo of an eagle halfrevealedunder the sleeve of his T-shirt.EXT. A FLEA-BAG HOTEL - DAYZack Mayo drives up and climbs an outside stairway to a secondstory entrance.INSIDE THE FLEA-BAG HOTEL - DAYCAMERA MOVES WITH Zack down a dark corridor, past a successionof rooms. A door is open, affording him a quick glimpse of awoman and child, a sailor's uniform hanging on a chair nearby.The sailor appears and closes the door in Zack's face. Zackconsults an old postcard he takes from his pocket and pausesin front of a doorway. He knocks authoritatively and shouts:ZACKShore Patrol! Shore Patrol!up!!OpenA moment later the door opens and Byron stands there, fumblingto cover his nudity with a little kimono. A naked prostitutein her late teens watches from a rumpled bed.ZACKHi, Byron.BYRONZack, you little shit!changed a bit!You haven'tConverted to PDF by www.screentalk.orgScript provided for educational purposes. More scripts can be found here: http://www.sellingyourscreenplay.com/library

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMANFinal Draft April 13, 19818.ZACKNeither have you, pard!They come together in a macho embrace like old whoring buddies.BYRON(to his girl)Hey, honey, look at this!Isn't he beautiful?(to Zack)You should've called!My son!ZACKYou were out at sea! Hey, guesswhat? I graduated. I got my degree.BYRONI thought you quit school. Last Iheard you were on your way to aconstruction job or something down inBrazil.ZACKYeah, I made some money down there,then I talked my way into anothercollege and I did it. I wasn't magnacum laude but I did okay. Youshould've seen me in my cap and gown.BYRONWhy the fuck didn't you invite me?I would've come.Zack's expression sheds some doubt on that subject but Byronchooses to ignore it. He turns to the prostitute.BYRONGet on the phone, honey. Call up yourfriend . Gloria . Gloria bigtits. We're gonna celebrate! Youhear that? My son's graduated fromcollege!CUT TO:INT. BYRON'S APARTMENT - LATER THAT NIGHTIt's an orgy, all right. Father and son style. Zack and hisgirl on the left half of the bed, Byron and his girl on theright. Pumping away. Drinking and passing a wine bottlearound.Converted to PDF by www.screentalk.orgScript provided for educational purposes. More scripts can be found here: http://www.sellingyourscreenplay.com/library

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMANFinal Draft April 13, 19819.Candles burning in dishes flickering against the seedy wallswhere the only decorations are monkeywood carvings Byronbrought back from the Philippines.1ST PROSTITUTEAre you guys really father and son?You're putting us on, right?BYRONRight. We're putting you on.happened to that joint?What2ND PROSTITUTEI think it went out.BYRON(pigeon English)Ay, palequero.ZACKAy, palequero.P.I.Never hochi in theBYRON(laughs)Wha-chu-say, palequero? Short time,long time, only ten dolla.Both men laugh and the girls start laughing, too.DISSOLVE TO:INT. BYRON'S APARTMENT - THE NEXT MORNINGZack awakens and finds himself entangled in arms and legs andsoiled sheets. He carefully slips free and rises to his feeton unsteady legs, his head pounding, his eyes blood-red.As he's pulling on his shorts, his eyes suddenly take in theapartment and the lifestyle it represents: half-smoked jointsand cigarettes cascading out of makeshift ashtrays; empty winebottles; and three naked people, snoring, their bodies drapedover one another.A look of profound disgust comes over Zack's face and he turnsaway from the scene and heads into the bathroom.Converted to PDF by www.screentalk.orgScript provided for educational purposes. More scripts can be found here: http://www.sellingyourscreenplay.com/library

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMANFinal Draft April 13, 198110.INT. BYRON'S BATHROOMZack finds some aspirins and downs them with a glass of water.Suddenly, Byron comes in, shoves him out of the way, and pukesin the toilet. Zack stares at him in an intense way, seeingmore than the moment, seeing all the other times he's playedout this scene with this man.BYRONWhat're you looking at?towel.Zack hands him the towel.turns to his son.Hand me thatByron swigs some mouthwash, thenBYRONHey, that was pretty great wasn't it?Not as great as that night with thethree stewardesses in Manila . butpretty fucking nice.Zack says nothing but there's something on his mind.BYRONSo what're you doing in Seattle?ZACKGet ready pard.blow you away.This one's gonnaBYRONZackie, nothing you do will eversurprise me, pard, not after some ofthe shit you've pulled.ZACKI joined the Navy.Byron's face drops and Zack laughs.BYRONYou . in the Navy?ZACKThat's right. I'm on my way over tothis officer school in Port Ranier.BYRONWhy?Converted to PDF by www.screentalk.orgScript provided for educational purposes. More scripts can be found here: http://www.sellingyourscreenplay.com/library

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMANFinal Draft April 13, 198111.ZACKTo fly jets. To be the fastestmotherfucker in the world. You gottacome and visit me. I'm only a couplehours away.BYRONWho gave you this idea?Nobody.ZACKIt just came to me.Byron starts to laugh and Zack reddens slightly.BYRONI don't believe this! You . in theNavy . an officer . that's likeme saying I'm running for fuckingpresident. Hey, man, look at you!Hey, officers don't have tattoos!He laughs until he practically chokes.ZACKLook, I Ill be seeing you, Pard.Take care.Zack leaves the bathroom and starts putting his clothes on.BYRONDon't be pissed. I'm on your side,Pard. I just don't want you to dosomething you'll regret. You gottagive six years to the Navy if youwanna fly . that's six years withthe most uptight assholes God put onthis earth. Officers aren't like youand me, man. It's another breed.ZACKYou afraid you'll have to salute me,Chief?BYRONFuck, no! Why would I care aboutsomething as dumb as that?ZACKI don't know. That's just how itsounded. Well, I'll see you.Converted to PDF by www.screentalk.orgScript provided for educational purposes. More scripts can be found here: http://www.sellingyourscreenplay.com/library

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMANFinal Draft April 13, 1981He opens the door and walks out.12.Byron moves to the door.BYRONHey, what did you want? A lot offatherly bullshit? A big pat on theback?ZACK(turns, grins)From you, pard? Never.the graduation present.Thanks forBYRONHey, Zackie -- don't go away mad.EXT. AN AREA NEAR THE GATES OF PORT RANIER NAVAL AIRSTATION - DAYStarting CLOSE on Zack's upper arm as he covers his eagletattoo with a band-aid. WIDEN as he drives through the gatesof the sprawling air station.EXT. THE GATES OF THE AIR STATION - DAYHe drives through the gates and past the guard gate anddisappears into a stand of tall trees.A sign by the road reads: "THROUGH THESE GATES PASS THE FUTUREOF NAVAL AVIATION."EXT. AN AIRFIELD (2ND UNIT)He motors past a line of aircraft.EXT. AN INTERSECTIONHe stops to let a class of candidates run past in theirfatigues. CAMERA PANS as he crosses the intersection,revealing a large parade ground where two classes of AviationOfficer Candidates are drilling with rifles.EXT. THE BASE ADMIN. BUILDINGZack parks his motorcycle near the F-14 "Tomcat" jet fighterplane that sits in front of the Admin. Building like a pieceof sculpture, and is directed by a Navy lieutenant to waitwith the other civilian types under a tree.Converted to PDF by www.screentalk.orgScript provided for educational purposes. More scripts can be found here: http://www.sellingyourscreenplay.com/library

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMANFinal Draft April 13, 198113.NEW ANGLE - THE ADMIN. BUILDINGA girl named CASEY SEEGER steps out of a rented car, kissesher parents goodbye and, carrying a small suitcase, approachesthe same officer. She has the slim, athletic body of a runnerand a naturally pretty face without even the slightest hint ofmakeup, and she finds most of the thirty boys under the treeogling her as she approaches.FAVORING ZACKHe flirts with Casey as she joins them under the tree, and sheflirts back, taking a place near the five other girls.Nearby, two other boys are eyeing Casey. The brain-lookingkid is TOPPER DANIELS. The tall Okie is SID WORLEY.TOPPERWhy would a girl who looks like thatgo into the military?SIDHey, this is the modern Navy.STAFF SERGEANT EMIL FOLEY, USMCstrides smartly toward them and comes to a brisk, heelclapping halt in front of them, a cane tucked under his armlike a swagger stick and the traditional "Smokey the Bear" hatof the drill instructor on his head.FOLEYFall in! Form a line, you slimeyworms! Heels on that chalk line!Attin-hut!The thirty-six civilians shuffle into a single line,illconcealed looks passing between them as though to say, "Geta loan of this character."FOLEYNow when I say "understand" I wantthe whole group to say, "Yes, sir!"Understand?GROUP(raggedly)Yes, sir!FOLEYLouder!Converted to PDF by www.screentalk.orgScript provided for educational purposes. More scripts can be found here: http://www.sellingyourscreenplay.com/library

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMANFinal Draft April 13, 198114.GROUPYes, sir!!FOLEYI don't believe what I'm seeing!where've you been all your lives, atan orgy? Listening to Mick Jaggerand bad mouthing your country, I'llbet.He strolls menacingly down the ranks, probing them, plumbingthem with his squinty little eyes. He pauses in front ofPerryman.FOLEYStop eyeballing me, boy! You are notworthy enough to look your superiorsin the eye. Use your peripheralvision! Understand?!GROUPYes, sir!His voice shifts register, becoming almost human.FOLEY(a sudden grin)I know why most of you are here.We're not stupid. But before you getto sell what we teach you over atUnited Airlines, you gotta give theNavy six years of your life, SweetPea. Lot of things can happen in sixyear. Another war could come up insix years. If you're too peaceful aperson to dump napalm on an enemyvillage where there might be womenand children, I'm gonna find thatout. Understand?GROUPYes, sir!He pauses in front of Sid, and smiles the friendliest ofsmiles.FOLEYHi, son.SIDHow're you doing, Sarge?Converted to PDF by www.screentalk.orgScript provided for educational purposes. More scripts can be found here: http://www.sellingyourscreenplay.com/library

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMANFinal Draft April 13, 198115.Foley's eyes become instantly crazed.FOLEYWhat did you call me?SID(taken aback)Pardon?FOLEYWhat did you call me, boy?SIDI called you Sarge.FOLEYBefore that.SIDI didn't call you anything beforethat.FOLEYYou said, 'How're you?' I am not a'ewe,' boy! A ewe is a female sheep,boy! Is that what you think I am,boy?SIDNo.FOLEYNo, sir!SIDNo, sir.FOLEYLauder, Sweet Pea!SIDNo, sir!FOLEYDo you want to fuck me up the ass,boy? Is that why you called me a'ewe'? Are you a queer?SID