Sam Snoop and the Monster of the Twin Towers
SCENE 1: Twin Towers, NYC, September 11, 2001 – morning
ESTAB: Twin Towers
MASTER: BILL ROGERS in lab
Shots of planes striking the Towers
Rogers looking around as people shout to get out, injects himself, and then flees the buildings
Smoldering ruins of the towers
SCENE 2: New York City, 2002 -- evening
ETAB: Central Park
MASTER: People walking along path
Shot of a hooded figure coming from between the trees and then screams.
SCENE 3: Jersey City waterfront, 2005, evening
ETAB: Exchange Place walkway
MASTER: People walking along
Shot of hooded figure coming out of the shadows, and then screams
SCENE 4: Chinatown, New York – day time – present day
ETAB: Shot of Chinatown street
MASTER: SAM SNOOP in front of small shop
Sam entering shop
MAN comes from behind curtain to greet him.
SAM: I called about the box
Man lifts box out and puts it on the counter. Sam pulls it towards him and pulls out a key to lock the box, then lifts out a scroll
Shadowy shape of TARGON appears at the door with a gun in his hand
TARGON: I’ll take that, Mr. Snoop
SCENE 5: New York City – present time – day
ESTAB: Office door on street
MASTER: Sam seated behind desk with WOMAN in front
SAM: I don’t know how Targon found out about .
WOMAN: It was a clue to my brother’s whereabouts. The man who gave it to me said I should use it if I need to reach him.
SAM: Then I should go talk to that man – since he obviously knows how to reach your brother
SCENE 6: Thompson Square Park – evening
ESTAB: Shot of front gate
MASTER: shot of Sam entering park
SAM: (talking to BUM #1)
I’m looking for the Vet
BUM #1: Ain’t everybody these days?
SAM: It’s important
BUM #1: How important?
(Sam produces cash and the bum points to the other side of the park)
He’s over there.
(Sam crosses the park until he comes to the VET who is seated on a park bench)
SAM: I’m looking for Bill Rogers
VET: You and a shit load of other people
VET: Spooks. The CIA. The kind I saw torture people in Nam.
SAM: What did they want?
VET: The same thing you want – to know where he is
SAM: Do you know?
VET: I have a way. But why should I?
SAM: His sister is dying and she wants to see him before she does.
VET: (Rising from the bench)
Come with me.
SCENE 7: Jersey City – Day
ESTAB: Arch of park
MASTER: Sam and Vet passing under it
Shot of marker. Vet digs up a container from the ground, opens it, removes the paper: It says “To Struggle against Terrorism”
SAM: Do you know what it means?
VET: Haven’t a clue
SAM: But you’re the contact
VET: And this is how he told me to do it. The other times, he came to me – always at night and with a hood over him so I couldn’t see his face
SAM: All right. What do we do now?
TARGON ( appears with CIA agents)
You can hand over that document, too, Mr. Snoop.
But this time, it will cost you your life
Vet (knocking the pistol aside)
(Sam and Vet flee through the park, pass a newspaper v ending machine. Sam stops, grabs one of the papers. Then breathless, the two of them rest near a wall)
VET: (Looking around the wall)
I think we lost them. What now?
SAM: We go find Rogers
VET: How? That clue makes no sense.
SAM: But it does.
(Sam holds up the paper with a picture of the 9/11 monument)
Take me to this place
SCENE 8 Bayonne – day
ESTAB: Long shot of the 9/11 memorial
MASTER: Same and Vet approaching the monument
Shot of Sam with a stunned look
SAM: I never realized just how many died that day.
VET: I know how you feel. I felt the same way the first time I saw the Nam monument in DC.
ROGERS: (wearing a hood steps out from behind the monument
Many more will die if I fail to keep my secret, Mr. Snoop
SAM: What secret is that?
ROGERS: (reveals his face – he is a monster)
I am infected with a weapon so powerful, no one should own it.
I should have allowed myself to die in the crashing towers, but I injected myself with it instead. Now I hide and must kill to feed my hunger.
(Targon and the CIA arrive)
Damn! They’ve found me
(Rogers flees. Vet and Sam get into a gun battle around the monument)
SAM (shouting to Vet)
Don’t let Rogers get away!
(Vet gives chase. Sam, still shooting, follows)
SCENE 9: Meadows – Day
ESTAB: shot of a wooden bridge over a creek
MASTER: Rogers on the far bank and Sam and Vet reach the bridge
SAM: Come back, Rogers.
We can get you medical help
ROGERS: No doctors. No blood tests
(He pulls a bottle out of his cloak and soaks himself)
There can be no trace of me left
(He lights a match and is consumed by flame)
SCENE 10: New York City – Day
ESTAB: Office door
MASTER: Sam behind desk with woman in front
SAM: Your brother’s dead, lady.
He died on 9/11.
WOMAN: What about the key and the scroll
SAM: A hoax.
You’re brother’s up in ashes, go mourn him.
Fade to end.