Body Double (1984) Script

Action, Jake.

Jake! Action.

Cut.

Jake, what's your problem?

Open the coffin a beat after you open your eyes.

Hey, hey! Raise the camera!

Something's the matter with him.

That's all right, Jake. Just relax.

Something's going on.

Something's weird.

Give him some air.

What's the matter? Speak to me.

Come on. Talk. What's the matter?

I don't know what happened.

I was in the coffin. I closed my eyes.

The camera was on top of me.

I couldn't move. No big thing.

Just for a second there, I couldn't move.

Uh-huh.

I don't know what happened.

Fire!

What happened?

Joe, get up there!

Put some water on it!

Throw some water on it!

This is great.

That's terrific.

You got it under control...

You know, you really look exhausted.

Why don't you take a shower and go on home?

We lost the sun anyways.

Let me try it one more time.

There isn't any sun anymore.


Nuts with that extreme.

And a Manhattan?

Yeah.

Fries?

Right.

Rings?

Two large Cokes with ice.

Onions on everything.

Is that to go?

Yeah.

$4. 99.

Keep the change.

Have a nice day.

You, too.


♪♪

Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Shh.

Ooh!

Ohhh!


Hey, Scully.

How's that picture coming?

Good.

Fine. Great.

Jack Daniels, neat.

Scully, you quit drinking, remember?

Just get the drink, Doug.

What's the matter?

They cut your big scene?

Again.

Carol?

You're a bartender, not a priest.

That's right. I'm a bartender.

Keep the fucking glass filled.

Keep your own glass filled.

I'm sorry, Doug.

I'm sorry.

Just don't pay any attention to me.

I...|

Need a place to stay?

Yeah. I guess I do.


Jake, what are you doing here?

I figured I'd go to some interviews, stay busy.

Do you know about any sublets?

No. I'll check around.

Something available immediately?

Not offhand.

What ho!

Whole fucking world's here.

You know each other?

Jake Scully. Sam Buchard.

Jake Scully!

See you in class.

We've got class?

Yeah. At 3:00.

Right. Good luck.

What have you been doing?

A low-budget independent horror film, Vampire's Kiss.

I play the vampire.

Vampire's Kiss?

It sounds interesting.

I did Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew.

Sounds interesting. Anything else?

You mean anything good?

You are working.

That's good. Isn't it?

Yeah.

Jake!

Hi.

Small town, huh?

Scully.

Jack Scully.

Jake. Give 'em hell, man.

Hello. Jake Scully.

I remember that it was dark.

Really black.

I was just a little kid.

The wall behind me was cold.

And damp.

I was hiding...

Oh, yeah.

I was part of this game, "Sardine. "

I was "It. "

Everybody was looking for me.

And there was humming... because I was behind the freezer in the basement.

I had jammed myself in so hard behind the freezer... that I couldn't move.

I'm afraid.

Uh-huh.

What are you afraid of?

They're not going to find me.

But they're not supposed to find you.

I'm afraid because I can't move.

Well, why don't you cry out?

I can't. I'm afraid.

Besides, I'm the sardine, and they're not supposed to find me.

Particularize that.

Who can't find you?

My big brothers.

It was the first time they ever let me play.

Your brothers will want to help you, right?

No. They won't let me play again.

They're bigger than you.

Yeah.

Will they hurt you?

Yes.

How?

They'll laugh at me for getting stuck behind the freezer, for crying out for help... like a big baby.

That's right.

You are a baby.

I know.

Yeah.

You're afraid.

Yeah.

You must act.

I can't. I'm afraid.

You'll never escape.

I know.

You'll die.

Yeah.

Bullshit!

You've got to act!

Fuck the fear.

You got to cry out for help.

Come on. Use your body.

Cry for help! Come on!

You can do it, Jake.

I want you to cry out.

I can't.

I'm a sardine.

Sardines in a can are dead.

They can't feel.

But you're alive and afraid, not a goddamn dead sardine.

Dig down, Jake!

Cry out!

I can't.

Come on, Jake.

Leave the guy alone.

Don't interrupt this exercise.

Exercise? This looks like a mind fuck to me.

What is your name?

You're not in this class.

That's right. I'm not.

I expected a class for acting, not humiliation.

What gives you the right to fuck around with this guy's head?

You'd better leave.

That's a good idea.

I'm going to act.

Class is out. Come on.

Come on. Let's go.

Sorry, Will.

Come on.

I can't do this today.

This is called an exit.

Shit.

What a fool I am.

Come on, Jake.

You're too hard on yourself.

They can't get a job.

They put an ad in the trade, call themselves teachers.

They teach us to be more fucked up.

That's not it.

Get another round?

Coming up.

Oh.

Thanks.

Mm-hmm.

Are you married?

Separated.

Me, too, as of yesterday.

We weren't married, but it was almost the same thing.

What happened?

I'm sorry.

That's not my business.

That's okay. It's just... it sounds so stupid.

These things usually do.

I caught her in bed with another guy. Can you believe that?

Oh, man.

You had no idea?

No.

None.

Christ, I keep seeing it.

Carol lying there.

Her face was glowing.

Her face was glowing?

Yeah.

How do you get her face to glow?

16 years of humping, not once did I get a glimmer.

Glowing?

I'm sorry, man.

That's tough.

You're right.

It's not that big a deal.

You kicked the bitch out, I hope. No.

Why not? It was her place.

Oh, man, you've been through the shitter.

Where are you staying?

I got a friend with a floor.

Hey... you ready for some good news?

Yeah. I got this five-week gig.

Seattle Rep's doing a revival of Private Lives.

I've been house-sitting for a friend.

I've been looking for a sublet.

Wait. I'll make a phone call.

Don't move.

Oh.

Do you like plants?

Sure.

I can't believe this.

Something, isn't it?

Be it ever so humble.

This is unbelievable.

I know it's not much.

I've never seen anything like it.

Your friend must be loaded.

He's filthy with the stuff.

Here they are.

Water them daily after 6:00.

Daily after 6:00.

This is really nice of you.

One struggling actor helping another.

That's what it's about, right?

Just don't let the plants die.

Right. Where is he, anyway?

Alan's in Europe a lot.

You got a well-stocked bar, rotating bed, sauna and Jacuzzi beyond the walk-in closets.

After I leave, you can put your stuff away.

You're leaving now?

Yeah. I, uh...

I got time for one more drink before my flight.

Man, what a setup.

This is great.

Isn't it?

Thank you.

Here's to a friendship I hope...

Wait, wait.

Let's do this right. Come here.

To Hollywood.

Yeah, to Hollywood.

What a view, huh?

Mmm!

That's just part of it.

There is one... very special feature to this house.

What are you looking at?

Where are you?

There she is!

Show time!

Jake, I'd you to meet my favorite neighbor.

Okay.

See her? Whoa.

Whoa!

It gets better.

When?

What's she doing?

You'll see. Get closer.

You bet.

Holy cow.

She's a little out of focus.

Yes, yes, yes!

Hang on.

Does she do this a lot?

Like clockwork. Every night.

Every night?


Jesus.


What do you think?

Something, isn't it?

Lady does that every night.

Did you see her face?

No.

She is gorgeous.

Oh, shit. I got to go.

Can I help?

All right.

Don't forget your scarf.

Here's the key.

Avoid making too many long-distance calls.

Thanks again.

You're doing me a favor, too.

Knock 'em dead!

They're already dead in Seattle.

So long!

♪ My, my ♪

♪ Uh-oh ♪

♪ The house is burning ♪

♪ But there's no one home ♪♪


Hmm.

Jesus!

Bastard.


Where were you? I've called all over.

I'm sorry, Frank. I'm having problems with Carol.

I'm staying at a friend's house.

You got more problems.

Rubin fired you.

You don't have a job.

He said, "artistic differences. "

What happened?

Nothing. How can he do that?

They're doing it now.

Maybe I should talk to Rubin.

They've already hired another guy.

How do you know? He's my client.

Bring him up.

You're loving every minute of it.

You're getting ready to take a chunk out.

Hands down.

Good...

Cut! Cut.

You said you'd give me another chance.

I got 25 days to make this picture.

I got no time to fuck with a claustrophobic vampire.

I'm not claustrophobic.

What happened? Stage fright?

It never happened before.

It'll never happen again.

Good-bye. I've got to work.

You promised me another chance.

Hey, I lied.

Get out of here!

You can't yell at me on my set.

You can't lie to me.

Beat it! Get out the door!

He's the boss.

It's not fair.

I know it isn't.

Why's everybody standing around?

Back to work.


Just like clockwork.


Ooh. There she goes.


Excuse me. Could you move, please?

Please! I got to go. Thank you.

Thank you.


Good morning, ma'am.

Thank you.

I must see you.

When did you call?

I'm never home till after 7:00.

He hit me again.

I've got to talk to someone.

Today.

The Beach Terrace Motel?

I'll wear something special.

You'll see.

Yeah.

Okay. Bye.


Security, please.

This is security.

Please come over to Bellini's. I think we have a problem.


Excuse me. May I...

May I help you?

No, thank you.


Did you see that guy?


It's the cream Mercedes.


Thank you.

Thank you, ma'am.

Can I have my car?

Yes.

As soon as possible. Thank you.

Straight towards the beach.

Thank you.


Can you get all that? I got it.

Tell me we'll have an elevator. Promise.


Hello.

Oh?

Yes.

You've got to come.

I need to talk to you. I got to talk to someone.

I need you.


Excuse me.

Someone's following you.

I know.

Oh, it's not me.

Hey! Hey!


Are you all right?

He got away.

You got the purse.

You better check. He got something.

He took something.

What's the matter?

I'm just a little out of breath.

Can you... take me out of here?

Sure.

Here. Thank you.


All right. Thank you.

Thank you. I feel much better now. I'm fine.

I saw you back there and at the hotel.

You've been following me, haven't you?

Yeah.

Why?

Did my husband hire you?

No. Um...

I'm...

What?


No.

Yes.


No.

I can't.

I can't do this.

Not here.

Hello, Gloria.

How are you?

Maybe you remember me. This is Jake.

I'm the guy that almost fucked you at the beach today.

Oh, no. That's terrible.

Uh...

Hi, Gloria.


Hello. How you doing?

Hey, Sam. How's everything?

Great, great. Everything okay there?

Yeah. No problems.

How's our favorite neighbor? Still with the midnight shows?

Jake? Uh-huh.

You sound a little preoccupied.

Well, I just called to see how things were going. Any messages for me?

Hello. Jake? Are you there?

Yeah. I'm here. No... I'm sorry, Sam. There are no messages.

Sorry.

Oh, well. Got to run. I'll be in touch.

Okay.

Oh, my God.


Oh, shit.


If you'd like to make a call, please hang up...

Hurry, hurry.


Hello.

Look out! He's right behind you! Look out!

Oh, my God.

God!


Hey!

Stop!

You guys! Stop!

Hey!

Stop!

What do you want?

There's a woman being killed up here.

Come on!


L. A. City Emergency. This is 9-1-1.

What are you reporting?

This is L. A. City Emergency, 9-1-1.

Hello?

I'm sorry. I can't hear you.

Please tell me the nature of your emergency.

I'm sorry. I can't hear you. Can you speak up?

Aah!

No!

No, don't.

No. Please, don't.

No! Please!

Please, don't!

Please don't.


No! Please! No!

Aah!

No! No!


Get him off me!

He's killing her!

Stop!

Oh, God! Oh, God!

Oh, my God!

I'm Detective McLean.

I'm in charge of this investigation.

I see you're an actor.

Yeah.

Ever been in anything?

Emerald Point and a Hart to Hart that was pretty good.

Very interesting. You make a living?

Yeah.

Good-looking boy.

Talented.

Scully, I got a real problem with you.

What do you mean?

I mean, you're my only witness to this murder, and you're a peeper.

In my book, that's a pervert and a sex offender.

What do you mean, a sex offender?

Save it. I ask the questions.

When this Indian snatched her pocketbook, you got it back?

That's right.

Was anything missing?

I saw him take a credit card.

Not a credit card. A card key, Scully.

He used it to get into her house.

Oh.

Did Gloria know it was missing?

She didn't say anything to me.

You talked to her?

Come on, Scully. You must have said something.

Well...

it was just small talk, you know.

No, I don't know. Did you come on to her?

Maybe you were trying to freak her out with your knowledge of her private life.

Why were you following Gloria Revelle?

Because I got concerned when I saw that guy following her.

But you tailed her after he disappeared.

Because I guess I wanted to...

You wanted to what?

Nothing.

What's this?

Pants. Some underpants.

Yours?

No.

Where did you get them?

She dropped them in the trash.

Who?

Gloria.

And you just picked them up.

Yeah.

Why?

Come on, Scully. Tell the truth.

You fucked her and kept them for a souvenir.

No.

No, you didn't fuck her, or no, you didn't keep them as a souvenir? No to both of them.

You're a harmless panty sniffer?

You got a dirty mind.

You peep on her, follow her, fuck her, keep her panties as a memento, and take a seat to watch her be slaughtered.

That's not what happened! I tried to save her!

Mm-hmm.

Some save, Scully.

Some save.

Remind me to never put my life in your hands.

Tell me about Alexander Revelle.

What?

Alexander Revelle. You know. Gloria's husband.

You knew him?

No. I never met him.

You sure? Yeah. I'm sure.

Was he around when Gloria got nailed?

Why? Do you think he had something to do with it?

Gloria Revelle was a rich lady.

Very rich.

When rich wives get dead, I usually go after the husband.

The only problem is, you saw a thief.

An Indian killed Gloria Revelle.

I'm not going to hold you, Scully.

I got witnesses to back up your story.

But I want you to think real hard about this.

As far as I'm concerned, you're the real reason Gloria Revelle got murdered.

If you hadn't have been so busy getting off by peeping on her, if you'd have called the police about the Indian, Gloria Revelle would still be alive.

Oh, yeah.

Ooh.

Oh, yeah.

Ooh... oh, yeah.

Ooh!

So, Linda, we believe that you have your own production company.

Yes. Linda Shaw Enterprises.

What are some of those enterprises?

We have a film Deep Ghost, The Mating Game.

The Mating Game?

One Night At A Time.

One Night At A Time. Yes.

You have a film opening this Friday at the Pussy Flick Theater?

What's the title?

Bold Obsession.

Bold Obsession. Tell us, Linda, what is your bold obsession?

That script was written especially for me, because I'm a bit of an expositionist.

Do you mean exhibitionist?

Exhibitionist. Yeah, I'm sure.

I get excited when I know they're watching.

Of course they're watching.

I'm hot.

What happens when you get hot?

Makes me want to come.

While you're coming, we'll watch this clip.

Five minutes, Miss Body.

I'm ready.

No.

We've got five minutes.

Oh.

Danny, where are you?

We need you on the set. Come on. Let's go.

Holly Does Hollywood.

The X Cinema, L. A. 's classiest X-rated movie house.

This week see the film everyone's talking about...

Holly Does Hollywood.

And does it well.

Screw magazine says...

Oh, I think I'm getting it!

In the words of Eros magazine...

Hustler magazine gives it...


Holly Does Hollywood.

Now playing at the X Cinema.

And for you home viewers, pick it up at Tower Records all-night video sale.

Excuse me.

Do you have Holly Does Hollywood?

Yeah, we do.

It's in our adult section. Follow me.

On VHS?

Yeah, VHS. Whatever you want.

1/2 inch, 3/4, Beta.

This what you're talking about?

That's it.


Hello. Adult Blue Films.

Are you the company that distributes Holly Does Hollywood?

Yes.

I'm not some fucking stunt cock. I'm an a actor.

You'll have to wait like everybody else.

I've been waiting an hour.

Do you know how many pictures I've made with Holly?

A lot, I'm sure.

I got a reputation in this business.

If you want to audition, sit down!

Sorry.

That's okay. How late are the auditions going today?

Probably past 6:00. Thank you.

You're welcome. Bye.

Mr. Corso, Jake Scully.

Pleasure to meet you.

Stand over there.

You ready?

Yeah.

Go ahead.

I, uh...

I like to watch.

"Makes you hot, doesn't it?"

Yeah.

"Makes me hot, too. "Real hot.

"Come over here.

I'll show you how hot. "

All right.

Take off your clothes.

I want to take some pictures.

Okay.

What is it that we're watching?

I don't know.

You some kind of method actor?

♪ Hey, hey, hey ♪

♪ Guess what's happening now ♪

♪ Hey, hey ♪

♪ Whoa ♪

♪ Hey, hey ♪

♪ No ♪

♪ Relax ♪

♪ Don't do it ♪

♪ When you want to go to it ♪

♪ Relax ♪

♪ Don't do it ♪

♪ When you want to come ♪

♪ Relax ♪

♪ Don't do it ♪

♪ When you want to sock it to it ♪

♪ Relax ♪

♪ Don't do it ♪

♪ When you want to come ♪

♪ Relax ♪

♪ Don't do it ♪

♪ When you want to go to it ♪

♪ Relax ♪

♪ Don't do it ♪

♪ When you want to come ♪

♪ Relax ♪

♪ Don't do it ♪

♪ When you want to sock it to it ♪

♪ Relax ♪

♪ Don't do it ♪

♪ When you want to come ♪

♪ Come ♪

♪ Whoa-oh-oh ♪

♪ But shoot it in the right direction ♪

♪ Hey hey hey hey♪

♪ Make making it your intention ♪

♪ Live those dreams ♪

♪ Scheme those schemes ♪

♪ Got to hit me ♪

♪ Hit me ♪

♪ Hit me with your laser beams ♪

♪ Laser beam ♪

♪ Relax♪

♪ Don't do it ♪

♪ Relax♪

♪ When you want to come ♪

♪ Come ♪

♪ Ah ah ah ah ah ah ♪

I like to watch.

Makes you hot, doesn't it?

Yeah.

Makes me hot, too.

Why don't you come over here, and I'll show you how hot.

Okay.

♪ Don't do it ♪

♪ Relax♪

♪ When you want to come ♪

♪ Come ♪

♪ Ah ah ah ah ah ah ♪

♪ I'm coming ♪

♪ Hey hey♪

♪ Relax♪

♪ Don't do it ♪

♪ When you want to go to it ♪

♪ Relax♪

♪ Don't do it ♪

♪ When you want to come ♪

♪ Relax♪

♪ Don't do it ♪

♪ When you want to sock it to it ♪

♪ Relax♪

♪ Don't do it ♪

♪ No ♪

♪ When you want to come ♪

♪ Come ♪


No! Oh!

♪ Ah ah ah ah ♪

♪ Relax♪

♪ Don't do it ♪

♪ When you want to go to it... ♪♪ Where's the come shot?

Come?

We're doing Body Talk, not Last Tango.

You were great out there. I'll buy you a drink.

A drink?

I don't even know you.

Hey. I'm talking business.

Come on.

Hey, you know the mirror out there?

That was my idea.

So, um... you're a genius.

No. But I can make a better film than Corso with my eyes closed.

Well, films cost money.

I got money.

Then what are you doing in hard-core?

I wanted to meet you.

Why?

Because I think you're sensational.

The best in the business.

I'll pay you top dollar and give you points.

Whatever it takes.

Really.

I want you in my picture.

You're really serious, huh?

Yeah. Of course I am.

Good.

There are some things I like to get straight so there are no misunderstandings.

I don't blame you.

I don't do animal acts.

No S & M or any variations of that particular bent.

No water sports, either.

I won't shave my pussy.

No fist-fucking and absolutely no coming in my face.

I get $2,000 a day, and I don't work without a contract.

Okay.

Fine. That's no problem.

Okay.

I think we got a deal.

Cheers.

You ever do any specialty work?

Um, what kind of specialty work are you looking for?

A woman alone, getting herself off.

It's got to be really hot.

Is that all?

Oh.

I have a routine that's a sure 10 on the peter meter.

I know. I've seen it.

Yeah? A few times.

Yeah, well...

I'm known far and wide for that little bit of business.

I want you to know, I saw Holly Does Hollywood.

And, uh...

I think your acting is top-drawer.

My acting?

Yep. You're fantastic.

Really.

Sensational.

And I'll tell you something else.

You've got a terrific... Body.

Smile.

Smile?

Oh.

Jake?

Jake Scully! Look at you!

Kimberly, how are you?

I'm fine. Just lovely.

Aren't you going to introduce me to your friend?

Holly Body.

Kimberly Hess. Hello.

So, Jake, you working?

Yeah. Here and there.

We got to run.

Jake and I worked together several times.

Really?

I thought I knew everybody in this business.

Really? Mm-hmm.

How could someone know everyone?

It's a funny business.

I wanted to ask you, have you heard of any roles?

No.

I have a tip for you.

Really?

Simon LaFarz is casting this picture. You know him, right?

No.

You from outer space?

Tell him you ran into me.

Here's his number.

You might want to firm up a bit first.

Do you mind working with ladies?

Well, no.

Acting is acting.

Right. I think that's really admirable.

Me, myself, I can't get into it.

But anyway, good luck.

Say hello to Simon for me.

Sure. Thanks.

Oh, by the way, what's the film about?

That's good.

We need more comediennes in our business.

Good luck.

Very nice.

What can I get you? Jack Daniels?

How about...

Jake Scully straight up.

Very funny.

Hello.

Uh, listen, Holly...

I don't want to talk any more business.

Well, listen...|

Lie down.

Uh... Hey.

We had one of these in Star Whores.

There's something I got to tell you.

You're married.

No. I'm not a producer.

You're not a producer.

I, uh...

Hold on. I'm not...

Just a second.|

I'm not interested in making a film with you.

What are you interested in then?

You.

You see, I saw you in the house those other nights.

In what house?

You know, that little show that you put on with the masturbation routine and all the diamonds.

I was watching you from here.

You were the girl in the window, right?

That wasn't Gloria. That was you.

What's it to you?

Just tell me if I'm right.

That was you in the house. Right?

I'm not saying that it was or wasn't me.

I'm saying, why are you interested in knowing?

Well, I think that one of my crazy friends has played a practical joke on me.

You know how the idle rich are.

Holly... tell me, okay?

Were you the girl in the house?

Yeah. That was me.

I knew it. How did this get set up?

Tell me just to satisfy my curiosity.

Because one of my crazy friends set this thing up, but I don't know who.

Who hired you?

You were the one I was playing to? Yeah.

And there's no part for me. No. I'm sorry.

This whole thing was a joke. Yeah, a practical joke on me.

Did Sam Buchard set this whole thing up? Did he hire you?

He didn't tell me his name.

Whoever you talked to.

What did he say?

This guy called and said he'd seen my self-help routine in Holly Does Hollywood... and wanted to hire me to do it privately because he had this friend who got off on peeping.

He didn't tell you who he was? He didn't tell me his name.

He just sent a messenger over with money and a card key and, uh... and a wig.

Holly, please don't leave.

Stay here for a second.

Can you hold on? Hold on.

Hello. Hey, Jake. It's Sam.

Sam, how you doin'? Can you hold on just a second?

Shh, shh.

Please. Listen to this guy's voice and tell me if he hired you.

Please?

Sam, you got me in the shower.

I'm afraid I got some bad news.

What's that?

Seattle Rep and I had some artistic differences.

I'm going to be headed back to L. A.

You'll have to find another place to crash.

That's him. Got company, huh?

Yeah. It's a bad time to talk. Call back in 15 minutes.

That was the guy who hired you? Yes.

Are you sure? Yes, I'm sure.

Is this your idea of fun? Just listen to me very carefully.

I'm not a film producer or a rich kid.

No, you're a jerk.

Holly, listen to me.

You were hired to come in and do two nights' work.

You were hired to come in, do your routine and leave. Is that true?

Yes. Do you know why?

You just told me why. Some guy was playing a joke on you.

No. He wasn't playing a joke on you?

No. You wanna tell me what it was?

Yes. The truth, Holly...

The truth is, a woman was murdered.

Holly, it's not funny!

We were set up by a murderer.

He wanted me to witness the murder.

That's why he hired you to do your routine.

He arranged for me to be watching.

He wanted me to think it was Gloria Revelle who was getting off.

He thought I would keep watching.

Holly, are you listening to me?

Yes!

I don't understand what you've said...

Well, listen! The man who hired you is a murderer!

Here. Come here.

Holly, please. Come here.

Remember where you did your routine?

See that house?

That's where you were, right?

Yes.

Now do you understand?

Yes. I understand you're sick and you're a liar and you need professional help.

No real producer would say I have a terrific smile.

Get out of my way.

Come with me to the police.

Listen to me, you weirdo!

I'm leaving. Don't follow me.

My friends will break your legs!

Let go!

There's so many weird people.

Holly!

Could I have the Hollywood Police Department?

Fucking freaky actors.

That's what there is here.

Masochistic directors!

That's why he didn't know what a come shot was.

Yeah. Detective McLean, please.

Excuse me.

Stop, please!

Thank you very much, lady!

McLean.

I was set up.

Scully.

Oh, yeah.

Hollywood's busiest sex offender.

Listen to me.

I got something important to tell you.

I know who killed Gloria Revelle.

Is this a confession?

No!

Listen.

Just pay attention, all right?

Recently, I was looking for an apartment.

Do you know of any sublets?

No. I'll check around.

I noticed this guy Sam Buchard.

He was looking for somebody who needed a place to stay.

We kept running into each other.

Jake.

Hi. Again.

Anyway, now I realize he was throwing out a net.

He was sizing me up for a part he was casting.

Cry out for help!

I can't.

I fit the bill perfectly.

Lovesick sucker out on his ass.

Shit. What a fool I am.

You know what the part was?

I'm listening.

The part of the witness.

He told me this neighbor did this number on herself every night.

Whoa! Whoa!

He knew I'd look. Nice, huh?

He knew that I would keep looking.

It wasn't Gloria. It was Holly doing her routine.

That's why I never saw her face.

You sound like a conspiracy nut.

Plots all around you.

Please. Just listen to me a second.

Sam Buchard is Alexander Revelle.

He hired the Indian to follow Gloria, snatch her purse, steal her card key, and sneak inside.

When she got home, the Indian opened the blinds so I could see him kill her.

Alexander Revelle set me up here to witness the murder.

And he hired a porno actress to be the bait.

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Could I have a ride, please?

Thanks a lot, you jerks! God!

Could you help a girl in distress?

Oh, my God.

I've been trying to build a case against the husband.

But the reason it hasn't panned out is because of your testimony that Gloria was killed by an Indian.

That's just it! Don't you see? That's what he wanted!

It looks like a burglary, but it's a murder with me set up to be the witness.

I'm Sam's... I mean, Alexander Revelle's alibi.

Hey!

Listen.

Stop!

All right?

Just stop!

Right there.

There has been an accident up there.

Slow down, lady.

Those people are probably hurt.

Get in the car.

Sounds crazy to me.

I know. But it's the truth.

Maybe you better come down here.

Pull your car right up there.

Stay in the car. There's nothing to look at.

Everybody stay in your car. We'll have it cleaned up in a couple of minutes.

Holly! Nothing to look at.

No! Holly!

Get back in your car, please.

There's a woman being killed right there.

He hit her in the back of the head! We gotta help her!

Get back in your car.

He hit her...

I don't have time to run you in.

Please, he's getting away!

Please call somebody!

Don't you understand? I saw him killing her!

You fucking idiot! All right, that's it, buddy.

Get on the radio!

Detective McLean knows about this.

Son of a...

Come here, you son of a bitch!


Holly?

Are you okay?


Sam!

- -


Look what you did.

You ruined my surprise ending.

I gave you your part.

The witness.

You were perfect.

Played it to a T.

But that was it!

End of part.

Wrap Jake Scully.

Oh, no!

You had to play the hero.

Improvise all this crap about finding a body double, unmasking the Indian...

But you didn't think it through, did you, Jake?

Sometimes heroes come to tragic ends.

What's the matter, Jake?

A little short of breath?

What a terrible way to die.

Especially when you're so claustrophobic.

Wait a minute.

I'm going to give you another take, Jake.

Only problem is, you've got to act!

Come on, Jake.

Action!

And... action!

Jake! Action!

All right, cut!

Get him out of here.

Jake, take it easy.

We'll get you out.

That's all right.

We got you.

Give him some air.

Talk to me, huh?

For Christ's sake, walk it off.

Just go for a walk.

Just relax.

All right, that's good.

There you go.

What's the matter, babe?

You had us scared there.

Wait a minute. Wait a minute.

Get away from me.

Hey, babe, relax.

We're just helping.

I can help myself.

Listen, uh...

Listen, Scully, why don't you cool off?

Go home. We'll shoot this another time.

All right?

Don't lie to me.

If I don't get this shot, you're gonna fire me.

Don't be ridiculous.

Why would I do a thing like that?

Save the speech, Rubin. I know all about your deep, personal commitment to the actor.

So what? I'm claustrophobic? You'll work around it? Right?

Yeah, that's right.

And, uh... I don't think I like your attitude.

Yeah?

If I get this shot, you'll like it a lot better, right?

Let's do it!

Jake, you better get it right this time.

You're one pain in the ass I don't need.

Okay, Joe.

Roll sound. Quiet!

And... action!

You bastard!

Don't be so melodramatic.

Kill!

No!

What are you doing?

What am I doing? I'm saving you!

From who?

From... Listen.

The Indian was Sam Buchard.

Am I missing something?

Is there somebody here that I don't see?

Yes! The dog knocked him in!

Come here, Holly.

He must've knocked him in.

I thought it belonged to Gloria, but it must've belonged to the husband.

That's why he never barked at the Indian when he tried to sneak in the house.

Let's go to the police.

You believe me?

Yes, I believe you. I believe you are a number-one sicko.

I know all about you guys.

I've seen about you on late-night television.

You're one of those necrophiliacs... a corpse fucker!

I am not.

I turn you on, all right. The only problem is, I'm still moving.

Unconscious is good, but dead is better. Right?

No, Holly...

Are you all right?

Holly, here. Take my hand.

No! Do not touch me.

I'm not dead yet.

I know this all seems crazy, but believe me, I'm trying to help you.

Are you staying in there forever?

Christ.


Freeze! Don't move your hand, Jake.

How's it look, Doug? Looks great.

Good. Hold it.

86 the bat.

That's a wrap on the bat.

Get rid of that stand.

Help him out.

Can I slip out?

Wait till we get the bar in.

Between the bottom two fingers.

Okay, you can slide out.

Don't move the hand.

Makeup! Touch up Jake. Don't move the hand, Jake.

Keep the hand very still.

Don't move the bar!

Sorry. Did the bar move?

I'm sorry. That's okay.

You look great.

Did I flash the teeth long enough?

Best teeth flashing I've ever seen. It looked beautiful.

I'm so glad I fired that other asshole. This part was made for you.

I mean it, Jake. You look sensational.

The bar's falling.

Can you hold it up?

Yeah.

Step out.

Let's bring in the body double.

The hair looks good.

Is that as hot as that water gets?

Don't move the bar.

I know.

Hi. I'm Mindy.

Pleased to meet you.

Be very careful.

My breasts are very tender.

I got my period.

Okay.

We good here?

Just bring your body up where...

See, I can't move my hand.

Keep your hand exactly still.

Okay, let's... drop the camera.

Wait till we're in position.

Can you bring your body up to my hand?

Okay, Jake.

Quiet, please!

I'm trying to think.

Okay, you got focus here...

You're gonna get a lot of dates when this comes out.

Here we go, guys. Action!

Action with the hand.

Oh. Oh.

Oh, great action. Great action.

Is that too hard?