Raise Your Voice (2004) Script

( upbeat music playing )

Choir: * JEREMIAH WAS A BULLFROG... * * BULLFROG

* WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE *

* WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE *

* NEVER UNDERSTOOD A SINGLE WORD HE SAID *

* BUT I HELPED HIM DRINK HIS WINE * * OH MY, MY

* YES, HE ALWAYS HAD SOME MIGHTY FINE WINE * * SO FINE

* SINGING JOY TO THE WORLD * -* JOY TO THE WORLD

* ALL THE BOYS AND GIRLS * ALL THE BOYS AND GIRLS

* JOY TO THE FISHES IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA *

* JOY TO YOU AND ME

* IF I WERE THE KING OF THE WORLD * * KING OF THE WORLD

* I TELL YOU WHAT I'D DO * I TELL YOU WHAT I'D DO

* I'D THROW AWAY THE CARS AND THE BARS AND THE WARS *

* AND MAKE SWEET LOVE TO YOU * * SWEET LOVE

* SINGING JOY TO THE WORLD * * JOY TO THE WORLD

* ALL THE BOYS AND GIRLS * ALL THE BOYS AND GIRLS

* JOY TO THE FISHES IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA *

* JOY TO YOU AND ME...

KEY CHANGE!

* JOY TO THE WORLD * JOY TO THE WORLD

* ALL THE BOYS AND GIRLS * ALL THE BOYS AND GIRLS

* JOY TO THE WORLD * JOY TO THE WORLD

* JOY TO YOU AND ME * YOU AND ME

* JOY TO THE WORLD * JOY TO THE WORLD

* ALL THE BOYS AND GIRLS * ALL THE BOYS AND GIRLS

* JOY TO THE FISHES IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA *

* JOY TO YOU AND ME...

BIG ENDING!

* JOY TO YOU AND ME!

( cheering )

HAVE A VERY PLEASANT SUMMER EVERYONE.

MS. FLETCHER, REHEARSAL TOMORROW AT 4:00.

OH, AND I DID SEND IN THAT RECOMMENDATION YOU REQUESTED.

OH, THANK YOU, MR. HOLCOMBE. BYE.

ARE YOU ACTUALLY GOING TOMORROW?

CALL ME A DORK, BUT I LOVE CHOIR PRACTICE.

AND I DON'T WANT TO LET HIM DOWN.

( school bell rings ) ALL RIGHT, LAST DAY!

HEY, TERRI, HEY, TERRI. HEY, MATTHEW.

HEY.

I, UH, I GOT THE CONCERT TICKETS THAT YOU WANTED.

OH, UM, I'VE GOT THE MONEY.

AWESOME. THERE YOU GO.

SO, UM, I'LL SEE YOU AT REHEARSAL THEN.

OKAY, COOL. SEE YOU THEN. ( exhales deeply )

( giggles ) OKAY. ( giggles )

( laughs ) OH MY GOD!

HE'S GOING TO SPEND THE WHOLE NEXT MONTH HOPING HE DIDN'T JUST GET YOU PREGNANT.

OH, SHUT UP. HE'S SO NICE.

* PLAY IT LOUD

* PLAY IT LOUD

* RAISE YOUR VOICE

* SHOUT IT OUT

* WE WEREN'T THE FIRST ( both giggling )

* BUT WE'RE HOLDING OUR OWN... *

AS HORDES OF SUMMER-STARVED TEENAGERS DESCEND ON UNSUSPECTING FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, LET'S SEE WHAT THESE TWO POISED YOUNG WOMEN HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

I'M OUTTA HERE, RIVERDALE! YEAH, SCHOOL'S OUT, BABY!

ALL RIGHT. THE CAMERA LOVES YOU.

SO, LAUREN, WHAT ARE YOU DOING TONIGHT?

PAUL, STOP HITTING ON MY FRIEND.

WHATEVER YOU'RE DOING TONIGHT.

LAUREN, STOP HITTING ON MY BROTHER. UGH!

HEY, WOULD YOU TELL MOM I'LL BE LATE?

BUT IT'S YOUR GRADUATION BARBECUE.

I'VE GOT PLACES TO GO, PEOPLE TO SEE. JUST SAVE ME A BURNT BURGER.

WILL YOU GIVE ME A RIDE HOME? SURE.

* PLAY IT LOUD

* PLAY IT LOUD

* RAISE YOUR VOICE

* SHOUT IT OUT

* PLAY IT LOUD

* PLAY IT LOUD

* RAISE YOUR VOICE

* SHOUT IT OUT

* PLAY IT LOUD

* PLAY IT LOUD...

THANKS, LAUREN. ANYTIME.

HEY, I'LL CALL YOU TOMORROW. OKAY, HAVE FUN TONIGHT.

* PLAY IT LOUD.

SO, TERRI BOO-BERRY, WHAT ARE YOU UP TO THIS SUMMER?

I'M SINGING IN CHOIR. COOL.

YEAH, AND, UM, I'M WORKING AT THE RESTAURANT AGAIN.

WOW, WHAT FUN. YEAH.

BUT MOSTLY, I REALLY WANT TO GET INTO THIS MUSIC SUMMER PROGRAM IN AUGUST.

REALLY, WHICH ONE? SOME MUSIC THING IN L.A.

DAD! COME ON!IT'S NOT JUST SOME MUSIC THING IN L.A.

IT'S BRISTOL-HILLMAN MUSIC CONSERVATORY.

ONLY THE BEST SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAM ON THE WEST COAST, MAYBE EVEN IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY. TERRI, DON'T START.

BUT DAD, THIS IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME.

PLUS, I ALREADY SENT IN MY APPLICATION AND I SENT A CD BECAUSE MOM SAID I COULD. THAT'S IT! YOU'RE NOT GOING!

SIMON, DON'T BE SO CLOSED-MINDED. NINA, PLEASE.

( honks )

TERRI...

WHERE'VE YOU BEEN? HANGING OUT WITH SOME OF THE GUYS.

SAYING GOODBYE, THAT STUFF. HEY, AUNT NINA!

HAPPY GRADUATION. THANKS.

HERE. Mom: OH HERE, I'LL TAKE IT IN.

HEY, WHAT'S WRONG?

TERRI JUST WANTS TO GO TO THIS GREAT MUSIC PROGRAM IN L.A.

AND YOUR DAD'S BEING HIS USUAL SQUASH-ANY-GOOD-IDEA SELF.

NINA, THE PRETTIEST GIRLS FROM ALL THE HIGH SCHOOLS GO TO L.A.

YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO MOST OF THEM?

DAD, YOU DON'T THINK TERRI'S SPECIAL?

PAUL, SERIOUSLY. I THINK SHE'S THE MOST SPECIAL HUMAN BEING ON THE PLANET.

SHE'S MY GIRL.

THAT'S WHY SHE'S NOT GOING TO L.A.

SHE'S 16, FOR GOD'S SAKES. WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE APPLY FOR THIS.

IF SHE GETS IN, IT'S PROOF SHE BELONGS THERE, BUT YOU GET THAT, RIGHT?

LOOK, WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE, I THOUGHT I KNEW EVERYTHING TOO.

BUT I'VE SEEN A LOT MORE OF THE WORLD THAN YOU HAVE, PAUL.

WHAT PARTS OF THE WORLD HAVE YOU SEEN, DAD?

THE BACK AND FRONT OF YOUR DAD'S RESTAURANT?

OKAY, OKAY. PAUL, THAT'S ENOUGH.

WELL, JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE STUCK HERE, YOU WANT EVERYONE STUCK WITH YOU.

YOU BETTER WATCH YOUR MOUTH OR YOU'RE GONNA GET GROUNDED. ALL RIGHT, LISTEN.

CAN WE PLEASE STOP FIGHTING?

IT'S A GRADUATION PARTY. WE'RE SUPPOSE TO BE CELEBRATING HERE.

ALL RIGHT?

I CAN'T GET THESE DAMN COALS TO LIGHT.

OH, WELL HERE, TRY THIS. WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

GOD. STOP. THAT'S IT! YOU'RE GROUNDED! GET IN THE HOUSE.

I JUST LOVE OUR FAMILY GET-TOGETHERS. UH, I'LL BE BACK.

ALWAYS HAVE.

( sighs ) SO...

I NEVER GOT A CHANCE TO TELL YOU CONGRATULATIONS ON ARIZONA STATE. THANKS. AT LEAST I'M GETTING OUTTA HERE.

( inhales deeply ) AUNT NINA, IF TERRI GETS INTO THAT MUSIC PROGRAM, YOU GOTTA MAKE SURE SHE GOES.

SHE'LL SUFFOCATE STAYING HERE. YEAH, I KNOW.

I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING.

SO YOU'RE ON MY SIDE?

ALWAYS.

HEY.

WHAT'S GOING ON?

NOTHING. NOTHING.

( giggles ) YEAH, RIGHT.

( sighs )

* THERE'S A LIGHT IN ME

* AND IT'S SHINING BRIGHT

* I CAN ALMOST TOUCH THE SKY... *

THE SKY.

* YOU'RE THE REASON I BELIEVE... *

Hello, annoying.

( grunts ) HEY! EASY ON THE HARDWARE.

What are you doing? Filming America's most boring teenagers?

* AND I FEEL SO STRONG...

( boom box playing ) ladies and gentlemen, tonight on "The Fletcher Experience," we have a special treat. it's my sincere pleasure to present to you the distinctive vocal stylings of the one, the only, Terri Fletcher! oh, well, Paul, that is so very kind of you. thank you.

This next song I wrote for my fans.

* Something's got a hold on me *

* But I will follow where you go *

* One more mile to Jericho

* The walls will tumble

* The walls will tumble--

( mouse clicks )

* The music fills the space

* And it takes the pain away

* And I know it's gonna be all right. *

( keys click )

* When you're sad and lonely

* Tell him what you want

* Hold him up and tell him what you want. *

( mouse clicks )

* 'Cause I just can't wait till you write me *

* You're coming around * Around

* Now I'm walking on sunshine, whoa-oh *

* And don't it feel good, hey! * * Oh, yeah, now

* And don't it feel good... ( giggles )

* Oh-- ( mouse clicks )


HEY, WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

UM, UH... ( distant TV playing )

( sighs ) WITH ALL THE STUFF THAT WENT ON THIS AFTERNOON I ALMOST FORGOT TO GIVE YOU YOUR GRADUATION PRESENT.

THREE DAYS GRACE? YES.

OH MY GOD! WHEN? ( giggles )

IT'S TONIGHT.

OH, NO.

DIDN'T YOU HEAR I WAS GROUNDED?

PAUL. COME ON. IT'S NOT LIKE YOU NEVER BREAK THE RULES.

( hisses ) IF YOU DON'T GO, I CAN'T GO EITHER.

PLEASE. IT'S THREE DAYS GRACE.

SIDE WINDOW? SHOULD WE GO? SIDE WINDOW.

ALL RIGHT. ( laughs )

( Terri giggling )

QUIET, QUIET!

( quietly chuckling )

I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU SPRUNG ME. ( laughs )

THIS IS A FIRST.

WELL, WHO KNOW WHEN WE'LL EVER BREAK THE LAW AGAIN, RIGHT?

I'M NOT,UH, STAYING IN FLAGSTAFF TERRI.

I LINED UP A JOB IN PHOENIX AND I'M GOING STRAIGHT TO ARIZONA STATE. I'M NOT COMING BACK.

JUST LIKE THAT? I MEAN...

IT'S TIME.

DAD AND I...

NEED...

IT'S JUST TIME.

THE ONLY THING I FEEL BAD ABOUT IS LEAVING YOU HERE. NO.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ME. WE GET ALONG OKAY.

YEAH, THAT'S WHAT WORRIES ME.

IT'S MORE THAN GETTING ALONG, TERRI. YOU PLEASE THEM.

YOU'RE LIKE A STEPFORD DAUGHTER OUT OF A MAIL-ORDER MAGAZINE.

IS THAT A FORM OF FLATTERY?

AFTER DAD SLAMMED YOU ON BRISTOL-HILLMAN, YOU'RE GOING TO TELL ME THAT DIDN'T HURT? NO, IT TOTALLY HURT.

THEN MAKE A SCENE!

BREAK SOMETHING! SCREAM! I... SOMETHING.

HUH-HUH. TANTRUMS WERE NEVER MY THING.

TERRI, YOU'VE GOT THE BEST VOICE I'VE EVER HEARD, BUT IF YOU HANG WITH THE "WORLD ACCORDING TO SIMON FLETCHER" ANY LONGER, YOU'RE GOING TO BE DOING "CATS" AT THE Y AT 40.

( laughs ) AND THAT WOULD SUCK.

THAT WOULD SUCK.

* HOME!

* THIS HOUSE IS NOT A HOME... *

OH MY GOD! * THIS HOUSE IS NOT A HOME. *

WHAT'S UP, FLAGSTAFF? HOW YOU GUYS DOING, ALL RIGHT?

( cheering )

YEAH.

( rock music playing )

* YOU SAID WE'D NEVER GET THIS FAR *

* YOU SAID YOUR WORDS * WORDS

* WE PLAYED OUR PARTS

* SAID YOUR TWO CENTS NOW IT'S MY TURN *

* SO SIT DOWN, SHUT UP, ARE YOU READY? *

* SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW

* HOW THIS STORY GOES... LITTLE HELP?

* ARE YOU READY FOR THIS? PAUL, DON'T-- OH MY GOD.

* SIT DOWN!

* ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

* SHUT UP!

* ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

* STAND UP!

* ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

* THIS GAME

* ARE YOU READY?

* ARE YOU READY?

* ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

* SIT DOWN

* ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

* SHUT UP

* ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

* STAND STRAIGHT!

* ARE YOU READY?

PAUL, LOOK OUT!

( horn blares )

( crashes )

* ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

( heart beating )

( monitor beeping )

( gasps )

OH! THANK GOD.

( sobbing )

PAUL?

NO.

( sobbing )

Doctor: HEALING NICELY.

STILL GOT THAT HEADACHE?

CAN YOU TELL ME YOUR BIRTHDAY?

APRIL 20TH.

LET'S LET TERRI GET THE NEXT ONE.

TELL ME WHAT MONTH IT IS.

( faintly ) JUNE. WHAT'S WRONG WITH HER?

WHY CAN'T SHE SPEAK?

TERRI, TELL ME WHAT MONTH IT IS OUT LOUD.

IT'S JUNE.

THAT'S GOOD.

NOW FOLLOW THIS LIGHT WITH YOUR EYES.

( gasps )

DOC, STOP! WHATEVER YOU'RE DOING, JUST STOP.


I WISH I WAS OLDER.

I'M SO AFRAID I'LL SAY SOMETHING STUPID AND MAKE IT WORSE.

( silent )

( silent )


HEY, AUNT NINA.

HI, TERRI BOO-BERRY.

HONEY.

WHY WAS THIS IN THE TRASH? YOU GOT IN.

CONGRATULATIONS.

PAUL WOULD BE SO PROUD OF YOU. MOM, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

IF PAUL WERE HERE, HE WOULD JUST GET IN ANOTHER SCREAMING FIGHT WITH DAD ABOUT IT.

OKAY. EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT NOW.

DO YOU STILL WANT TO GO? I DON'T WANT TO SING ANYMORE.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT, TERRI.

WHY DON'T YOU LET ME HANDLE YOUR DAD ABOUT THIS.

SO, I THINK TERRI SHOULD COME VISIT ME. Simon: HMM.

SIMON, I REALLY THINK SHE NEEDS TO GET AWAY AND I'D LIKE HER TO COME TO PALM DESERT FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST.

A MONTH WITH YOU, ALONE IN THE DESERT? ARE YOU NUTS?

IT IS ALONE, ISN'T IT?

I'M BETWEEN GUYS RIGHT NOW. SO YES, I'M ALONE.

YEAH, FOR THE MOMENT.

WELL WHO'S GOING TO HELP ME IN THE RESTAURANT?

OH, IS THAT REALLY WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY, SIMON?

"WHO'S GONNA HELP ME WITH THE RESTAURANT?"

AUNT NINA, WHO SAID THAT YOU COULD DO THAT?

I'VE NEVER LIED TO MY FATHER BEFORE.

TERRI, I JUST THINK THIS IS YOUR LIFE.

YOU DESERVE THE CHANCE TO LIVE IT.

THEN WHY DOES IT FEEL SO WRONG?

THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR DAD THAT I DON'T THINK YOU KNOW.

HE AND HIS FRIEND DAVID BOTH GOT FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIPS TO UCLA.

REALLY?

AND WHEN GRADUATION ROLLED AROUND, OUR FAMILY RESTAURANT WAS DOING GOOD, BUT OUR PARENTS WEREN'T.

NEITHER OF US WANTED THE RESTAURANT, BUT YOUR DAD FELT HE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO TAKE IT.

AND, UH, HIS FRIEND DAVID WENT ON TO UCLA.

AND HE GOT CAUGHT UP IN THE L.A. SCENE AND HE'S BEEN MESSED UP EVER SINCE.

BUT I KNOW THAT IF YOUR DAD HAD TAKEN THAT SCHOLARSHIP, HE WOULD HAVE MADE IT.

SO, WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH ME?

I DON'T KNOW. EVERYTHING?

BUT IT'S YOUR DECISION, TERRI.

( sighs )

( mother sobbing )


( clears throat )

( sighs )

( coins rattle )

( sighs deeply )

HE WOULD HAVE WANTED YOU TO HAVE THIS, HONEY.

PAUL WOULD HAVE WANTED YOU TO HAVE THIS.

I SHOULDN'T HAVE SNUCK HIM OUT.

OH, HONEY, IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT, IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT. I FEEL SO BAD ALL THE TIME.

NO.

I CAN'T DO THIS.

I CAN'T GO. I CAN'T LIE TO DAD.

IT'S JUST TOO SOON.

HONEY...

I WILL TELL DAD THAT YOU'RE REALLY NOT AT NINA'S WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT.

AND HE'S GONNA BE MAD AT FIRST.

BUT HE'S GONNA REALIZE IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

ARE YOU SURE IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO? NO.

I'M NOT SURE OF ANYTHING.

I JUST WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY.

( sniffles )

OKAY.

( sniffles ) I'LL DO IT.

OKAY.

( sighs deeply )

ARE YOU GUYS GONNA BE OKAY?

( faintly ) YEAH. YEAH. WE'LL BE FINE.

UH, I'M TAKING HER TO THE TRAIN STATION.

AND, UH, NINA WILL PICK HER UP ON THE OTHER END.

WE'LL BE FINE. HERE YOU GO. THIS IS FOR YOU.

DAD.

I DON'T WANT NINA TO PAY FOR EVERYTHING, AND UH...

YOU WANNA COME HOME EARLY, YOU CALL US, OKAY? OKAY.

I LOVE YOU.

ME TOO.

CALL ME, OKAY? OKAY.

( engine starts )

I WANT YOU TO TAKE THIS.

YOU JUST CALL US WHENEVER YOU WANT.

AND MAKE SURE YOU CONFERENCE AUNT NINA IN WHEN YOU DO, 'CAUSE YOU KNOW YOUR FATHER, HE'S GONNA WANT TO TALK TO HER EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE. OKAY? GOT IT, MOM.

( train bell ringing )

I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU.

* LIFT OFF, HERE I AM, HERE I GO *

* STAND BACK, I'M IN CONTROL *

* I'M OUTTA THIS WORLD, ABOUT TO TAKE OFF *

* AND WHEN I REACH THE STARS, I STILL WON'T STOP *

* 'CAUSE I'M ABOUT TO ROCKET ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP... * HEY!

* NOW IT'S FIVE, FOUR, THREE, TWO, ONE, LIFT-OFF *

* LIFT-OFF

* LIFT-OFF... OW.

I'LL GET IT. I'LL GET IT. I'LL GET IT. THANK YOU.

SURE.

WHERE DID MY JACKET GO?

WELCOME TO L.A., BABY. HOP IN.

IT'S GONE. ( scoffs )

* LIFT OFF, HEY YOU *

* GET USED TO MY FACE

* I'LL BE TAKING OVER THIS PLACE *

* 'CAUSE THE RIDE HAS BEEN

* A LITTLE OFF TRACK

* FROM NOW ON I'M ON THE STRAIGHTEST PATH *

* GOT THAT LOOK IN MY EYE

* GOT MY HEAD IN THE SKY, BYE-BYE *

* I'M OUTTA THIS WORLD

* ABOUT TO TAKE OFF

* AND WHEN I REACH THE STARS, I STILL WON'T STOP *

* 'CAUSE I'M ABOUT TO ROCKET ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP *

* NOW IT'S FIVE, FOUR, THREE, TWO, ONE *

* LIFT OFF.

( police siren blaring )

( sighs )

OH, COME ON.

( knocking ) HELLO?

HEY! IS ANYONE THERE?

OH-HH-- YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME.

HELLO!

SORRY, FULL UP.

HEY!

LOOK. ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE A HABIT OUT OF THIS?

OKAY. IT'S LATE AND I'M TIRED AND ALL I WANT TO DO IS GET UP TO MY DORM. OKAY?

WHAT'S THE PASSWORD?

OKAY. I THINK WE STARTED OFF ON THE WRONG FOOT.

I'M TERRI. JAY.

IT'S "MONKEYS" BY THE WAY.

THE PASSWORD. MM-HM.

WHAT ROOM? UM...

315.

JAY. THERE YOU ARE.

SEND YOU OUT FOR A SNACK AND YOU BRING HOME A STRAY. SHAME.

MMM.

HEY. I'M TERRI.

UH-HUH. I'LL CATCH YOU LATER.

BYE.

YOU KNOW WHAT? I THINK I'VE GOT IT FROM HERE. THANKS.

SEE YA. WHEW.

WHAT? WHAT WAS THAT ABOUT? WHAT DID I SAY?

I'M SERIOUSLY... 315.

OH.

SORRY. I'M SO SORRY.

HEY. I'M TERRI, YOUR NEW ROOMMATE.

GREAT. AND I THOUGHT I HAD THIS PLACE TO MYSELF.

NOW TURN OUT THE DAMN LIGHT! SORRY.

( phone beeps )

( sighs ) OH MY GOSH.

( sighs ) OKAY. OKAY.

( telephone ringing )

TERRI? HEY. IT'S ME.

OH, THANK GOD, TERRI. YOUR DAD'S CALLED TWICE ALREADY.

WELL, THE TRAIN WAS LATE AND MY JACKET GOT STOLEN AND THE CAB DRIVER WAS A TOTAL JERK.

ARE YOU OKAY? I'M FINE. LET'S JUST CONFERENCE DAD IN, OKAY?

OKAY. HERE GOES NOTHING.

( faintly ) OKAY.

( faintly ) HERE WE GO.

( line rings ) HEY. ARE YOU THERE?

YEAH. I'M STILL HERE.

Teresa, is that you? HEY, YEAH, DAD. IT'S ME.

Is Mom there too? YEAH, YEAH. SHE'S JUST GETTING ON THE EXCHANGE--

HEY, HONEY! WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG?

WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU TO CALL FOR LIKE FOUR HOURS.

WE'RE SORRY, SIMON. HER TRAIN WAS LATE.

OH. WELL.

WHAT ARE YOU TWO LADIES GOING TO DO ON YOUR FIRST BIG NIGHT?

WE'RE WATCHING TELEVISION. WE'RE JUST EATING DINNER.

What?

EATING DINNER. WE'RE WATCHING TELEVISION.

WHICH IS IT?

WE'RE EATING DINNER WHILE WE'RE WATCHING TELEVISION.

RIGHT. I THOUGHT YOU DIDN'T HAVE A TELEVISION, NINA.

I THOUGHT THAT WAS AGAINST YOUR ARTISTIC SENSIBILITIES.

OH, WELL, I-I-- I FINALLY GAVE IN. SUE ME.

UH-UH, IT'S OKAY AS LONG AS YOU'RE SAFE. ARE YOU SAFE, HONEY?

YEAH. I'M FINE. I'M JUST TOTALLY WIPED OUT.

NOW YOU GET SOME REST. CALL US TOMORROW.

AND NINA? YES?

DON'T CORRUPT MY BABY.

She's too much like you already.

DON'T WORRY, SIMON. I'LL HAVE HER TATTOOED, WITH BLUE HAIR, AND MARRIED TO A RAPPER IN NO TIME. NIGHTY-NIGHT. Good night, Nina.

NIGHT, TERESA.

GOOD NIGHT, MOM. GOOD NIGHT, DAD. I LOVE YOU.

BYE-BYE. I LOVE YOU.

( sighs )

I THINK THAT WORKED. I THINK I DID IT.

WELL, PAUL, I'M HERE.

I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY.

( French horn playing )


HI.

I'M TERRI, YOUR ROOMMATE. YEAH. DENISE.

OKAY, EVERYONE. TAKE A SEAT.

LET'S BE SEATED.

( playing classical music )


( cheering, laughing )

( laughing ) IN CASE YOU BOUGHT THAT OLD SAW THAT THOSE WHO CAN'T DO, TEACH.

THESE TALENTED MUSICIANS BESIDE ME ARE YOUR TEACHERS.

BUT I'D PREFER YOU TO THINK OF THEM AS YOUR GUIDES.

HELLO, AND WELCOME TO BRISTOL-HILLMAN'S SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAM.

I'D LIKE TO START BY REMINDING YOU OF THE LARGE NUMBER OF TALENTED STUDENTS WHO APPLIED BUT DID NOT GET IN.

NOW, THIS SUMMER IS NOT JUST ABOUT LEARNING YOUR CRAFT.

IT'S ABOUT TESTING YOUR LIMITS.

EXPERIMENTING. NEW EXPERIENCES. IT'S ABOUT BUILDING UP AND ROCKING THE FOUNDATION OF THAT WHICH WILL GIVE YOU YOUR OWN INDIVIDUAL VOICE.

NOW, SOME BASICS.

WE HAVE A STRICT 10:00 CURFEW, 11:00 ON THE WEEKENDS.

POSSESSION OF BANNED SUBSTANCES WILL MEAN IMMEDIATE DISMISSAL.

HMM. THIS IS L.A., PEOPLE.

USE SOME COMMON SENSE. TRAVEL IN PAIRS.

LASTLY, THE SCHOLARSHIP.

THREE WEEKS FROM NOW, ON THE LAST DAY OF THE PROGRAM, WE WILL HAVE FINAL PERFORMANCES WHERE YOU SHOW US WHAT YOU'VE GOT.

NOW A LUCKY STUDENT WILL WIN A $10,000 ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR MUSIC STUDY. THAT'S PRETTY GOOD, HUH?

SO, WORK HARD.

HAVE FUN. ( laughs )

GET LOST. ( all chuckle )

LATER.

OKAY.

I GAVE HER THREE CHANCES. THE CHANCES HAVE COME AND GONE.

SEND HER BACK WHERE SHE CAME FROM.

I DON'T CARE!

PEOPLE, GRAB A SEAT. MY NAME IS MR. TORVALD.

YOU ARE MY CLASS AND WE HAVE THREE WEEKS TO LEARN AN INCREDIBLY COMPLEX CHORAL PIECE.

IT AIN'T EVER GONNA HAPPEN, BUT LET'S GIVE IT THE OL' COLLEGE TRY, SHALL WE?

THERE ARE FIVE SOLOS IN THE ENSEMBLE.

ONLY FIVE PEOPLE WILL PERFORM SOLOS IN FRONT OF THIS CLASS.

AND I WILL HAND THEM OUT IN TWO WEEKS BASED ON PARTICIPATION, EXERCISES AND JE NAI SAIS QUOI.

IF YOU'RE NOT FRENCH, THAT MEANS, "OOH!"

I WILL ALSO SPLIT YOU UP INTO GROUPS OF FOUR.

YES, I STILL COUNT ON MY FINGERS.

ONE FOR EACH PART IN THE OBNOXIOUSLY DIFFICULT CONTRAPUNTAL HARMONY AT THE END OF THE BOOK.

THIS PIECE IS GONNA DRIVE YOU NUTS.

BUT WHEN YOU NAIL IT, IT FEELS GOOD.

( giggle ) YOU.

YOU. YOU.

YOU. GROUP ONE!

( uptempo guitar playing )

( CD scratching )

( strumming solo )

( up tempo music playing )

HEY, JAY! NICE HOOK.

JUMP IN AND PICK IT UP.

( string trill solo )

( oboe joins solo )

( trumpet plays ) * OOH-OOH-OOH, OOH-OOH-OOH, YEAH... *

* OOH-OOH-OOH, OOH-OOH-OOH *

* OOH-OOH-OOH, OOH-OOH-OOH... *

( jazz style solo )

* OOH-OOH-OOH, OOH-OOH

( raises pitch ) * OOH-OOH-OOH

( voices echoed ) * OOH-OOH-OOH, YEAH

* OOH-OOH-OOH...

HEY. IS ANYBODY SITTING HERE?

* OOH-OOH-OOH...

* YEAH...

* YEAH, BABY...

* HEY BABY TA-DA-DA-DA-DA... *

* TA-DA-DA DA-DA DEE

* OOH-OOH-OOH

* OOH-OOH-OOH, YEAH

* OOH-OOH-OOH

* YEAH, OOH-OOH-OOH

* OOH-OOH-OOH, OOH-OOH *

* OOH-HH...

( applause )

( tone ringing )

HOW MANY OF YOU CAN IDENTIFY THIS NOTE?

YOU THERE. WHAT IS THE NOTE?

A "B?" B FLAT!

THE ABILITY TO KNOW ANY NOTE WHEN YOU HEAR IT IS GREAT ASSET.

THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T HAVE IT MUST WORK THAT MUCH HARDER.

IS THE SAME WITH YOUR ABILITY TO READ MUSIC.

YOUR OPPORTUNITIES ARE EXPANDED.

IF YOU LOOK AT A PIECE OF MUSIC, SEE HOW THE NOTES ARE ARRANGED ON THE PAGE AND HEAR EXACTLY WHAT IT IS, EACH NOTE IN YOUR HEAD.

THIS IS SOMETHING YOU WILL LEARN TO DO THIS SUMMER IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL STUDIES WITH ME.

( faint flute playing )

( screams )

I'M SO SORRY. THAT WAS ME. ARE YOU OKAY?

YEAH, I'M-- I'M FINE. I'M SORRY. THAT WAS MY FAULT.

I WAS IN THE WAY. NO, IT'S GOOD. IT WAS MY FAULT.

I SHOULD REALLY LEARN TO STAND. OKAY.

( plays recorded scream ) AWESOME.

( exhales deeply ) SHE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW.

HEY. HOW'S IT GOING? COULDN'T BE BETTER.

( sighs )

SHOULD I ASK FOR A SINGLE?

AM I BOTHERING YOU THAT MUCH? HEY. HOLD UP.

I MEAN, I JUST GET THE FEELING THAT I'M SOME KINDA PAIN IN YOUR BUTT.

LOOK, IT'S NOT EVEN LIKE THAT, ALL RIGHT?

I'M HERE FOR THAT SCHOLARSHIP.

I'M JUST ABOUT HARDCORE FOCUS. WELL IT SEEMS REALLY PERSONAL.

OH, PLEASE. I'M NOT EVEN TRYING TO HEAR THAT.

LOOK, WE'RE ALL UP AGAINST EACH OTHER FOR THAT MONEY.

SO I JUST GOTTA BE ABLE TO DO MY THING AND NOT GET CAUGHT UP IN ANY PERSONALITIES.

I DON'T REALLY MEAN NOTHING BY IT.

SO, WE COOL?

YEAH. WE'RE COOL. COOL.

HEY, MR. TORVALD. HEY, ROBIN.

I WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I TRIED THOSE EXERCISES YOU GAVE ME LAST SUMMER AND THEY REALLY HELPED. I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH.

MY PLEASURE.

OH, AND I'LL HAVE YOU KNOW THAT I'M GUNNING FOR THOSE SOLOS.

WELL, I'LL KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR YOU. THANK YOU, MR. TORVALD.

* FOR THE LORD GOD OMNIPOTENT REIGNETH *

* HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH *

* HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH *

* FOR THE LORD GOD OMNIPOTENT REIGNETH *

* HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH *

( off key ) * HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH. OUCH AND CUT.

SORRY, THAT WAS ME. YEAH, WE KNOW.

AND YOU ARE? TERRI FLETCHER.

THOUGHT I RECOGNIZED YOU.

THE GIRL FROM THE DVD.

TERRI FLETCHER, THE THING IS THE THEME EMERGES FROM THE HARMONY.

GIVE ME YOU HAND. WHACK!

NONE OF YOU FOLLOW IT DIRECTLY. CAPICE?

GOOD JOB, ROBIN. WHOO-EE!

OKAY, LET'S DO IT AGAIN.

ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR.

* FOR THE LORD GOD OMNIPOTENT REIGNETH *

* HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH. *

( classical piano playing )

( silent )

( classical violin playing )

OH.

SORRY, MR. WESSON. I WAS-- I FORGOT MY BOOKS AT THE--

IS YOUR TIME THAT WAS WASTED.

PLEASE GO TO THE STAND.

( sighs )

( metronome clicking )

PLEASE SIGHT-READ THE FIRST PAGE. ( gasps )

( weakly) CA? CA...

( hits piano note )

( singing in Italian )

SUPPORT.

SUPPORT WITH YOUR DIAPHRAGM.

( singing in Italian )

AIR GOES IN. DIAPHRAGM GOES OUT.

IS OKAY TO LOOK FAT.

( chuckles )

( various instruments playing )


( stops playing ) SORRY.

( door shuts )

( resumes playing )

( sighs )

( students chatting )

HEY. WHAT'S UP?

( drums playing )

* She doesn't, she doesn't know *

* She doesn't she doesn't, she doesn't *

* She doesn't even know, know, know *

* She-- she doesn't even know, know, know, know *

* Oh!

THANKS ANYWAYS.

( giving sermon )


( gasps )

YOU'RE A SERIOUS WEIRDO. YOU KNOW THAT?

IT ISN'T LUCKY UNLESS IT'S FACE UP.

BUT NOW IT'S JUST A PENNY THAT THINKS IT'S LUCKY, BUT IT ISN'T.

WELL NOW IT CAN BE LUCKY FOR SOMEONE ELSE.

BESIDES, HAVEN'T YOU EVER HEARD OF MAKING YOUR OWN LUCK?

WELL, WHAT DO YOU KNOW? A LUCKY PENNY.

( laughs )

( car horn blaring )

Terri: SO, AN ENGLISHMAN IN L.A.

YEAH, MY PARENTS PUT AN OCEAN BETWEEN THEM AFTER THE NASTIEST DIVORCE EVER.

( laughs ) NO JOKE, PEOPLE STUDY IT.

( laughs ) ( Spanish guitar playing )

SO, HOW CAN YOU HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR ABOUT THAT?

MY MUSIC BECAME LIKE A RELIGION.

IT KEPT ME SANE.

SO, MUSIC IS YOUR HIGHER POWER.

PRETTY MUCH. I MEAN, LOOK AT THIS.

THIS CITY. ALL THESE PEOPLE.

ALL THIS LIFE AND MUSIC.

I'M GONNA MAKE MUSIC FOR THEM.

I CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER WAY TO SPEND MY LIFE.

ARE YOU MISSING HOME?

A LITTLE BIT.

I DON'T KNOW. IT'S JUST BEEN REALLY TOUGH LATELY.

COME ON.

I JUST GAVE YOU MY "E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY."

YOU GOTTA GIVE ME SOMETHING.

UM.

ME AND MY BROTHER WERE IN A CAR ACCIDENT ON THE DAY OF HIS GRADUATION. AND, UM, SOME DRUNK DRIVER RAN THROUGH A RED LIGHT AND--

HEY, TERRI! COME HERE.

UH, LOOK, TERRI, I'VE GOTTA GO.

I'VE GOTTA MEET SOMEBODY.

LOOK, SAY HI TO DENISE FOR ME.

HEY. HEY, WAS THAT JAY RUNNING OFF?

YEAH. FIGURES. WHAT, WAS HE MACKING ON YOU?

NOT THAT I COULD TELL.

WELL, COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, 'CAUSE I KNOW HIS GAME.

HE LIKES TO HIT ON NICE GIRLS.

AND BABY, YOU-- YOU GOT A LOCK ON THAT ONE.

WHAT? ( laughs ) I MEAN, LOOK AT YOU.

LOOK AT YOUR HAIR, YOUR CLOTHES, THE WAY YOU TALK.

YOU'RE LIKE SOME KINDA RETRO BRADY BUNCHER.

( mocking ) SHOOT, I'M NOT EVEN TRYING TO HEAR THAT.

( both laugh )

OKAY, THAT WAS CUTE. MY BAD.

I DIDN'T KNOW YOU COULD DO THIS.

YEAH. MY TEACHERS ARE ALWAYS HARPING ABOUT HOW IT'S BAD FOR ME.

YOU KNOW, HOW I'M GONNA LOSE MY EAR. BUT I JUST LIKE HOW IT SOUNDS IN HERE.

( amplified jazz violin )

( cell phone ringing )

HELLO. OH HI, HONEY.

UM, DAD WANTS TO TALK TO YOU.

UM, SIMON, PICK UP.

HEY, SWEETHEART.

How's it going? Hanging in there?

YEAH, EVERYTHING'S GOOD. SURE DO MISS YOU.

I MISS YOU TOO, DAD. ( police siren blares )

WHAT WAS THAT? IT SOUNDED LIKE A SIREN. UH, NO, NO. IT'S NOTHING.

WELL, IT DIDN'T SOUND LIKE NOTHING. IT SOUNDED PRETTY CLOSE.

THE NEIGHBORS ARE OUT OF TOWN AND THEIR ALARM KEEPS GOING OFF SO, I'M GONNA GO TALK TO THE POLICE, OKAY?

I'LL CALL YOU BACK. ALL RIGHT, BYE. OKAY, BYE, HONEY.

UH, WHAT, TERRI, WAIT. ( dial tone )

TERRI?

( sighs ) I'M GONNA LOSE IT.

Terri: * KING OF KINGS

* FOREVER AND EVER

* HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH

* AND LORD OF LORDS

* FOREVER AND EVER

* HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH YES.

* KING OF KINGS

* FOREVER AND EVER

* HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH

( voice cracking ) * AND LORD OF LORDS...

( sighs ) I CAN NEVER GET THAT NOTE. I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS.

I CAN. PROBLEM, LADIES?

YEAH, I THINK THAT SOME OF US MAYBE NEED TO PRACTICE THIS A LITTLE BIT MORE OUTSIDE OF CLASS. MEOW!

WHY DON'T YOU LET ME WORRY ABOUT THAT, HMM?

OKAY, THAT'S IT. DONE FOR THE DAY.

GO ON. GET OUTTA HERE.

MS. FLETCHER.

( sighs )

OKAY, I GIVE UP.

WHAT DID YOU DO WITH THE GIRL ON THE DVD?

EXCUSE ME?

THE LIVELY, FUNNY, TALENTED GIRL, WHAT DID YOU DO WITH HER?

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

I SENT MY SONGS ON A CD.

NO, THERE WAS ALSO A DVD.

IT CAME IN LATE. WE ALMOST DIDN'T SEE IT.

BUT IT'S A BIG PART OF THE REASON WHY YOU ARE HERE.

SIT DOWN. BE COMFORTABLE.

OKAY, MR. TORVALD. I DID NOT SEND IT.

I REALLY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT. NO? WELL.

LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO ONE INTERESTING, FASCINATING LADY.

MAYBE YOU'LL BE INSPIRED.

I KNOW WE WERE.

Terri's my sister. And, uh, she's my favorite person in the whole world.

She like a challenge. She thrives when she's pushed.

And the people who can do that, They don't live in Flagstaff.

Terri deserves a chance to learn from the best.

She's already good.

But she could be great.

( silent )

If you let her in, you won't be disappointed.

( silent )

( crying ) HEY, TERRI?

TERRI!

TERRI. ARE YOU OKAY?

PLEASE. IT'S PROBABLY JUST SOME WEIRDO MISFIT THING.

NO.

THE SHOW'S OVER. OKAY, YOU CAN GO NOW.

LOOK, WHATEVER IT IS, YOU CAN'T LEAVE.

( sobbing )

IT'S COPPING OUT. WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

SAME AS EVERYBODY ELSE.

THE MUSIC THING. DUCKING A SUMMER JOB.

I MEAN HERE IN MY DOORWAY.

LOOK, COME ON. LET'S JUST GET OUTTA HERE.

( sighing )

COME ON. LET'S JUST GO.

THE BAG ISN'T WALKING AWAY.

HOW DO I KNOW YOU WON'T?

I WAS SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO HIM.

AND HE DIED AND I DIDN'T. YOU KNOW?

AND I DON'T KNOW WHY.

BUT I MISS HIM.

THE SECOND I START TO FEEL LIKE I'M ENJOYING MYSELF, THIS VOICE COMES INSIDE MY HEAD AND...

IT'S LIKE, "HOW CAN YOU BE HAVING A GOOD TIME WHEN PAUL IS DEAD?"

YOU CAN'T BLAME YOURSELF LIKE THAT.

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.

IT WAS MY FAULT.

I GOT HIM TO SNEAK OUT.

I SHOULDN'T HAVE RISKED IT.

LOOK, TERRI. SOME IDIOT RAN A RED LIGHT.

IT WAS BAD LUCK.

MESSED UP TIMING. THAT'S ALL.

YOU WEREN'T THERE.

Jay: LOOK, I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT YOU'RE GOING THROUGH.

BUT I DO KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE BACKING DOWN CAN BECOME A WAY OF LIFE.

DON'T LEAVE.

SCREW THE PRESSURE. SCREW THE SCHOLARSHIP.

I MEAN, DO YOUR OWN THING ON YOUR OWN TERMS.

AND GET WHAT YOU CAME HERE FOR.

THAT'S WHAT COUNTS. BUT JAY, I'M LYING TO PEOPLE.

I MEAN, I HAD TO LIE TO GET HERE.

SO WHAT. YOU GOT HERE.

IT'S NOT SUPPOSE TO BE EASY.

YOU'RE HERE BECAUSE YOU DID WHAT YOU HAD TO DO.

WHY DO YOU CARE SO MUCH?

I DON'T KNOW.

I LIKE YOU.

AND ROBIN FITS INTO THAT, HOW?

WE MET HERE LAST YEAR AND...

WE HAD A THING FOR A WHILE.

THAT'S ALL OVER.

DOES SHE KNOW THAT?

YEAH, WELL...

SOME PEOPLE HANG ON WHEN THEY SHOULD JUST LET GO.

* LA-LA-LA-LA- LA-LA-LA-LA *

( out of tune ) * LA-LA-LA-LA

* LA-LA-LA-LA

* LA-LA.

Torvald: THANK YOU.

OKAY, I'M NOT DOING THIS TO TORTURE YOU PEOPLE.

JUST THINK OF THIS AS A MIDTERM WORTH, OH, HALF YOUR GRADE. MS. FLETCHER?

PLEASE?

* LA-LA-LA-LA-LA

* LA-LA-LA-LA-LA

* LA-LA-LA-LA-LA... ( voice cracks )

* LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA

* HA-HO

* O-O-O-O

* O-A-A-A-A-A

* O-O-O-O-O-O

* HEY-A-A-A YEAH-E-A *

( cheering )

YEAH! THAT WAS GREAT.

ALL RIGHT, YOU TAKE THE TOP OF THE FOURTH. AWESOME.

I WAS TALKING TO TERRI. BING! ( students laughing )

OKAY, LET'S TAKE THE THIRD PART FROM THE TOP.

IS EVERYBODY READY?

ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR

* HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH *

* HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH *

* HALLELUJAH.

HEY.

WHAT'S THIS?

I THINK MAYBE GIORDANNI IS NOT FOR YOU.

WE TRY SOMETHING ELSE, HMM?

YOU KNOW, I APPRECIATE THE THOUGHT, MR. WESSON, BUT, YOU KNOW, I'D REALLY LIKE TO STICK TO THE OLD ONE.

I'M FEELING MUCH BETTER TODAY AND I WANNA SEE IF I CAN KEEP IT UP.

THANKS.

( metronome clicking )

( singing in Italian )

HMM.

* YOU AND ME

* CAN'T YOU SEE

* HOW OUR HEARTS ARE ONE?

( sighs )

WHA--

WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? OH, UH...

JUST...

THE DOOR WAS OPEN. I JUST HEARD YOU PLAYING.

OH, DON'T STOP.

NO, IT'S, UM, IT'S OKAY.

I WAS, UM, I WAS FINISHED ANYWAY.

WHATEVER.

TERRI, WAIT.

( sighs ) I'M SORRY, I'M JUST...

A BIT WEIRD WHEN I'M WRITING.

WHY? WELL...

I-IT'S JUST MY LYRICS, THEY'RE REALLY LAME.

I MEAN, WHEN I SING THEM.

AND I WANT THEM TO MEAN SO MUCH MORE, BUT--

WELL, I'VE BEEN WRITING SONGS SINCE I WAS A KID.

BUT MY ARRANGEMENTS SOUND LIKE SOME CHEESY SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON OR SOMETHING. ( chuckles )

PLAY SOMETHING FOR ME. OH, UM.

IT'S NOT READY YET. COME ON, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THAT...

( English accent ) "YOU'VE GOT TO DO YOUR OWN THING ON YOUR OWN TERMS"

JUNK THAT YOU GAVE ME THE OTHER DAY?

COME ON.

OKAY.

* YOU AND ME CAN'T YOU SEE *

* HOW OUR HEARTS ARE ONE? *

* PLEASE BELIEVE

* AND DON'T DECEIVE

* NOW OUR JOURNEY'S JUST BEGUN *

* THE SUNLIGHT IN YOUR HAIR *

* MAKES MY HEART JUMP IN THE AIR... *

COME ON. ( laughing ) OKAY, WAIT.

I LIKE THE MUSIC A LOT.

YEAH? OKAY? BUT WHAT ABOUT THIS?

YEAH, I LIKE THAT. OKAY?

IT'S VERY COOL.

* WHEN IT COMES TO RAP, YOU DON'T EVEN WRITE YOUR STUFF *

* YEAH YOU MAKE TRACKS BUT I MAKE TWICE AS MUCH. *

OH, SPRING, WHEN A YOUNG MAN'S FANCY TURNS TO LOVE.

DID YOU GUYS SEE THAT? WHAT?

OH, IT'S WEIRD 'CAUSE THERE'S A HOLE IN MY CHEST WHERE MY HEART USED TO BE 'CAUSE SOMEONE ELSE YANKED IT OUT AND SHE DOESN'T EVEN FRIGGIN' CARE THAT SHE DID IT.

ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT THE GIRL IN THE BLACK SWEATSHIRT?

DUDE, SHE'S THE HOTTEST PLAYER HERE.

I HEARD HER IN THE PRACTICE ROOMS AND SHE'S FLAWLESS.

WELL, SHE LOOKED AT ME AND I JUST...

OH, MAN, SNAP.

FRIEND, YOU'RE HOOKED. HOPELESSLY.

HAVE YOU EVER EVEN TALKED TO HER?

NO, I'M WORKING ON THAT. SEE, THE PROBLEM IS SHE WON'T GIVE ME THE TIME OF DAY.

WELL, WHY DON'T I INTRODUCE YOU GUYS?

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU YOU WERE THE COOLEST GIRL EVER?

JAY, I LIKE THIS GIRL. YOU KNOW HOW TO PICK THEM.

I'VE ALWAYS SAID THAT, HAVEN'T I, JAY? YEAH, HE HAS ALWAYS SAID THAT.

KIWI SEAL OF APPROVAL.

( classical piano playing )

( door rattling )

HI. ( stops playing )

HEY, I'M TERRI.

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU.

( door slams )

YOUR NAME?

SLOANE.

I-- I KNOW WE DON'T HAVE ANY CLASSES TOGETHER OR ANYTHING, BUT...

UM, I JUST THOUGHT THAT I'D INTRODUCE MYSELF.

OKAY.

OKAY, SO THERE'S THIS GUY, RIGHT?

AND, UM, HE'S REALLY NICE AND HIS NAME'S KIWI AND HE KINDA HAS A CRUSH ON YOU. SO WE WERE WONDERING IF YOU WANTED TO COME HANG OUT WITH US ON SATURDAY NIGHT?

KIWI'S A WEIRD NAME.

WHY WOULD HE HAVE A CRUSH ON ME? THAT'S STUPID.

UM, I MEAN, SOMETIMES THERE'S JUST NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.

WELL, ANYWAY, UM, WE'RE GONNA MEET IN THE LOBBY AT 7:00 AND, UM, WE'RE GONNA GRAB A BITE TO EAT, OKAY?

I GUESS.

GREAT.

( continues playing )

OKAY.

REALLY GOOD.

IT'S KINDA WEIRD TALKING. OKAY, YOU THINK AND THROW IT AT.

BUT THEN, YEAH. YOU'RE IN.

( screams ) YOU BEAUTIFUL LITTLE PETUNIA.

YOU-- AH! AH, SACRE BLEU! AH! I GOT YOU, MAN.

OKAY, GIRL. SO TALK TO ME NOW IT'S YOU AND JAY?

YEAH, KIND OF.

I MEAN, HE'S REALLY COOL.

AND WHAT ABOUT ROBIN, MS. THING?

HE SAYS THEY'RE OVER. YEAH, RIGHT. ( laughs )

THAT'S REALLY CUTE. OH, YOU LIKE THIS?

YEAH. MY MOM, SHE RUNS THIS FUNKY LITTLE CLOTHING SHOP.

SHE'S GOT GREAT TASTE.

REALLY? YEAH, I JUST WISH BUSINESS WAS BETTER THOUGH, YOU KNOW?

I MEAN, EVEN WITH ME WORKING PART-TIME BAGGING GROCERIES, AND YOU KNOW, DOING WHAT I CAN STREET PERFORMING, WE STILL HAD CRAZY TROUBLE SCRAPPING UP THE TUITION.

I MEAN, WHY DO YOU THINK I'M STRESSING THAT SCHOLARSHIP?

HEY, COME HERE FOR A SECOND.

I WANT YOU TO SEE WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE.

REALLY? YEAH, COME ON.

YOU FORCED ME.

OH YEAH, THAT'S FRESH. OH, DO I LOOK LIKE I'M GOING CLUBBING?

OH MY GOD.

( cell phone ringing )

HEY, AUNT NINA. Terri, thank God I reached you!

YOUR DAD CALLED, I DID MY THING.

I think he smells a rat. I don't know how, I don't know why.

BUT YOUR MOTHER JUST CALLED AND SAID HE IS ON HIS WAY HERE, NOW!

I'LL STALL HIM AS BEST I CAN BUT IS THERE ANY WAY YOU CAN JUST GET HERE?

OH MY GOD. WE'RE DEAD.

I'M DEAD.

HEY, JAY!

OKAY, THANKS. GOOD LUCK, TERRI.

I'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW NIGHT, ALL RIGHT?

P.A: The desert train is now boarding on platform 12.

( horn blaring )

Radio: We're getting a little break from the 100-plus temperatures here in the greater Palm Springs area.

Wind's out of the northeast at six miles per hour.


HEY. HEY, NINA.

WHERE IS SHE?

AH, WELL, UM...

THERE'S SOMETHING I WANTED TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT, SIMON.

OH YEAH. YEAH, UM--

Terri: DADDY!

I MISSED YOU. OH, I MISSED YOU TOO.

I NEED A DRINK.

( sighs ) SORRY.

( sighs ) THEY'RE NOT COMING, MAN. I'M TELLING YOU.

THEY'RE NOT SHOWING UP. NO WAY. LOOK, WOMEN ARE ALWAYS FASHIONABLY LATE.

THEY'LL BE HERE. OKAY, THEY'LL BE HERE.

DUDE. THANKS, MAN.

NO, NO, NO, DUDE.

DAMN IT.

NO, NO, WAIT, WAIT, WAIT! DON'T WALK AWAY.

HEY, YOU GUYS, I'M SORRY I'M LATE.

HEY, SLOANE, YOU LOOK GREAT.

YEAH.

COME ON, LET'S GO.

UM, I THINK YOU SHOULD-- COOL.

Terri: NO, SERIOUSLY. I HAD TO PRETEND TO MY DAD LIKE I HAD BEEN THERE THE WHOLE ENTIRE TIME, AND MEANWHILE MY AUNT WAS REMODELING HER HOUSE, SO WHEN I WENT TO GO FIND THE BATHROOM, I WALKED INTO A CLOSET. NO WAY.

YES WAY. YEAH, YOU KNOW, WE ALL THOUGHT YOU WERE LIKE SOME GOODY-TWO-SHOES, BUT YOU'RE LIKE A FUGITIVE FROM THE LAW.

( laughs )

SPEAKING OF WHICH, FUGITIVE, WHERE ARE YOU LEADING US TO? YOU'LL SEE.

( violin playing )

SHE'S GOOD. BEYOND, MAN.

THIS ONE, OKAY?

( changes tempo )

* YOU GOT A SMILE SO BRIGHT *

* YOU KNOW YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A CANDLE *

* I'M HOLDING YOU SO TIGHT... * ( laughing )

COME ON YOU GUYS. COME ON.

SHE'S NOT SERIOUS. COME ON.

NO, NO, NO. * THE WAY YOU SWEPT ME OFF MY FEET *

All: * YOU KNOW YOU COULD HAVE BEEN SOME PERFUME *

* WELL YOU COULD HAVE BEEN ANYTHING THAT YOU WANTED TO *

* AND I COULD TELL

* THE WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO *

* THE WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO *

* THE WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO *

* THE WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO *

* AND AS PRETTY AS YOU ARE

* YOU KNOW YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A FLOWER... *

( score replays )


( saxophone playing )

Terri: I LIKE TO COME UP HERE SOMETIMES TO THINK.

( laughs ) THIS IS REALLY COOL.

I LOVE IT UP HERE.

WISH I HAD A PLACE TO THINK LIKE THIS.

( laughing ) WELL, YOU PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT, MAYBE I'LL SHARE WITH YOU.

MAYBE? MAYBE.

( laughs ) DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU COME UP HERE TO THINK ABOUT.

STUFF.

MY DREAMS.

MUSIC. THE FUTURE.

IF I HAVE ONE.

( saxophone playing )

( laughs )

COME ON.

TOO FAST?

NOT READY.

WELL... COOL.

I MEAN I LIKE YOU.

A LOT.

YEAH, I LIKE YOU TOO.

I WAS THINKING OF THAT SONG WE WERE WORKING ON THE OTHER DAY.

UM-HMM.

I THINK WE SHOULD DO IT FOR OUR FINAL PERFORMANCE PIECE.

YOU SING. I'LL PLAY.

WE COULD SPLIT THE SCHOLARSHIP AND WE COULD WRITE SOMETHING REALLY MEANINGFUL.

OKAY? DEAL.

DO YOU WANT TO TRY THAT AGAIN?

WHAT?


( pop music playing )

* SOMETHING IN THE WAY YOU THROW YOUR HAIR *

* BACK OVER YOUR SHOULDER

* SOMETHING IN THE WAY YOU SMILE *

* WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING MY WAY *

* I'VE GOT NO CONCERNS

* THE DAYS ARE LONG AND THE NIGHTS GET COLDER *

* BECAUSE IT'S THIS I'VE GOT TO TRY *

* ON YOU, HONEY

* I AIN'T NEVER WISHIN' FOR THE CHANGE *

* IN MY CONDITION

* I'M NOT RICH BUT I KNOW *

* THAT THE SUN WILL SHINE FOR ME *

* RIDE WITH ME

* WON'T YOU TAKE A RIDE WITH ME? *

LET'S GO, LET'S GO! HEY, IT'S OPEN MIC NIGHT, GUYS.

( singer singing out of tune )

( crowd booing )

BOO! YOU SUCK!

TOUGH CROWD.

YEAH. TELL ME ABOUT IT.

I'M GONNA GO SEE IF WE CAN GET ONTO THE LIST TO PERFORM.

WHAT? JAY, NO.

HEY LOOK, WE CAN PRACTICE FOREVER, BUT SOONER OR LATER WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO DO IT.

Patron: WE GOTTA GET OUT OF HERE.

* HEY-EY.

ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT.

STANLEY WILSON, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

LET'S GIVE A BIG HAND TO STANLEY WILSON.

WHY ARE YOU HERE?! YOU SUCK, MAN!

GOOD JOB.

I'M SO NERVOUS. WELL, LOOK, JUST--

PICTURE THE AUDIENCE NAKED.

OKAY, BAD IDEA.

ALL RIGHT, NEXT UP, WE HAVE TERRI AND JAY.

NOW, IT IS THEIR FIRST TIME HERE AT THE BLUE MOON, SO LET'S GIVE THEM A WARM WELCOME. TERRI AND JAY, EVERYONE.

( applauding )

( clears throat )

* THERE'S A LIGHT IN ME

* AND--

LET ME START OVER. COME ON, SING SOMETHING!

* THERE'S A LIGHT IN ME HEY, TURN AROUND. * AND IT'S SHINE--

LOOK, IT'S OKAY. TURN AROUND.

SORRY.

* THERE'S A LIGHT IN ME

* AND IT'S SHINE-- SHINE *

* I CAN'T HELP--

Terri: PAUL! ( crowd mumbling )

TERRI! TERRI!

TERRI, WAIT, WAIT!

ARE YOU OKAY? I'M FINE.

I SAW-- I JUST WASN'T READY.

I-- I WAS GONNA WAIT.

BUT, UM, THIS IS FOR YOU.

PAUL'S CROSS.


( alarm beeping )

( sighs )

( mumbles )

* THE KINGDOM OF THIS WORLD *

* HE IS BECOME

* THE KINGDOM OF OUR LORD

* AND OF HIS CHRIST...

* AND OF HIS CHRIST.

GOOD. NICE.

IMPROVING. WE'VE GOT 10 MINUTES LEFT.

I WANT TO RUN THE THIRD SECTION. HAS ANYBODY SEEN TERRI?

I CAN SING THE PART, MR. TORVALD, I KNOW IT BACKWARDS AND FORWARDS.

IT'S TERRI'S SOLO, SO LETS WAIT FOR HER.

BUT SHE'S NOT EVEN HERE. AND IT'S NOT LIKE SHE CAN SING IT ANYWAY.

TERRI'S WORKED HARD FOR IT. SHE DESERVES IT.

NO, I DESERVE THIS PART! ( crowd gasps )

Student: STOP IT. JEEZ.

HA-HA.

WELL I GUESS YOU HAVE A NEW FAVORITE NOW!

( door slams )

HEY.

( crying ) COME ON.

WHOA, WHOA. WHAT'S WRONG?

I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

I DON'T-- I DON'T SEE HOW THINGS CAN JUST GO FROM BEING SO GREAT ONE SUMMER TO TURN TO SUCH CRAP THE NEXT.

I'M SORRY, ROBIN.

CAN WE TALK?

I MEAN, PRIVATELY?

HEY, MR. TORVALD. I'M SORRY I MISSED CLASS.

WELL, THAT'S OKAY.

ARE YOU FEELING BETTER?

WHAT? IF YOU MISSED MY CLASS, YOU MUST BE DEATHLY ILL.

IT'S TOO BAD BECAUSE WE WERE GONNA WORK ON YOUR SOLO TODAY.

I'M NOT READY FOR A SOLO. YES, YOU ARE.

DON'T YOU EVEN KNOW HOW MUCH YOU'VE IMPROVED SINCE YOU'VE BEEN HERE?

OKAY, BUT THERE ARE MUCH BETTER SINGERS HERE, MR. TORVALD.

I'LL BE THE JUDGE OF THAT.

WE'LL TRY IT AGAIN TOMORROW.

LOOK, TERRI, THERE'S PEOPLE IN THE CLASS WHO ARE DESPERATE TO DO THIS SOLO, SO IF YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT THE WORK, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING HERE?

( door shuts )

THIS IS SO HUMILIATING. YOU'RE SUPPOSE TO BE WITH ME.

LOOK, JUST--

TAKE IT EASY.

WORSE THINGS HAVE HAPPENED, RIGHT?

YEAH, ALL THE TIME.

JUST NOT TO ME.

I ALWAYS GET MY WAY. (chuckles )

IS THAT A BAD THING TO SAY? WELL, MAYBE A LITTLE, YEAH.

BUT I THOUGHT YOU LIKED BAD.

MAYBE A LITTLE BAD?

COME ON, WE GOT ALONG REALLY WELL LAST SUMMER, DIDN'T WE?

PEOPLE CHANGE, ROBIN.

I'M NOT THE SAME PERSON I WAS LAST SUMMER.

NEITHER ARE YOU.

I DON'T KNOW.

I THINK WE CAN BE THOSE TWO PEOPLE AGAIN. DON'T YOU?

( students chatting )

HEY, HAVE YOU SEEN JAY? UH, HEADING TO THE PRACTICE ROOM, I THINK.

I THINK I KNOW THE PROBLEM.

I'M BAD.

BUT I CAN BE BETTER.

( gasps )

TERRI, WAIT! TERRI!

TERRI! TERRI, WAIT!

TERRI!

WAIT. JERK!

TERRI!

JAY? STAY AWAY FROM ME! TERRI!

( crying )

STUPID.

* I DON'T KNOW YOUR FACE

* NO MORE

* OR FEEL THE TOUCH

* THAT I ADORE

* I DON'T KNOW YOUR FACE

* NO MORE

* IT'S JUST A PLACE

* I'M LOOKING FOR...

TERRI, COME ON, PLEASE. SHE DOESN'T WANT TO TALK TO YOU.

JUST BACK OFF.

* WE MIGHT AS WELL BE LIVING *

* IN ANOTHER TOWN

* WE MIGHT AS WELL

* WE MIGHT AS WELL

* WE MIGHT AS WELL

* BE STRANGERS

* BE STRANGERS

* FOR ALL I KNOW

* OF YOU NOW

* FOR ALL I KNOW.

AW, HEY. YOU OKAY?

IT'S NOTHING.

I'M SORRY IF I WAS HARD ON YOU THE OTHER DAY.

I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I'M HERE FOR YOU IF YOU NEED ANYTHING. IF YOU WANT TO TALK. ANYTHING.

OKAY?

HAVE YOU EVER LOST ANYONE?

YEAH.

I JUST CAN'T LET THIS GO.

WELL, YOU'RE AN ARTIST AND ARTISTS FEEL THINGS DIFFERENTLY THAN REGULAR PEOPLE.

LOOK AT PATSY CLINE OR BILLIE HOLIDAY. YOU COULD HEAR IT IN THEIR VOICE.

OR, VINCENT VAN GOGH. CUT OFF HIS EAR, BUT HEY, HE COULD PAINT.

VINCENT VAN GOGH KILLED HIMSELF.

THAT'S RIGHT. THAT'S A BAD EXAMPLE.

( laughs )

HEY, I'M A MUSIC TEACHER, NOT A SHRINK.

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

I GUESS...

WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY IS ARTISTS CONVEY EMOTION.

THEY MAKE AN AUDIENCE FEEL WHAT THEY'RE FEELING.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT, RIGHT?

YOU JUST HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO TAKE WHAT'S IN HERE AND PUT IT IN HERE.

( pounding at door ) WHAT THE HELL. WHO IS IT?

IT'S JAY. LET ME IN!

GO AWAY, YOU JACKASS! NO, NO, NO!

I JUST-- PLEASE, I JUST WANT TO TALK TO TERRI, OKAY?

JUST LET ME IN. HE SOUNDS DRUNK.

UH, YOU THINK?

HEY, GIRL, DO NOT OPEN THAT DOOR.

OKAY, I'M GONNA MAKE HIM LEAVE, ALL RIGHT?

JAY, YOU HAVE TO LEAVE NOW.

WAIT, WAIT, WAIT. OKAY?

NO! OW!

THAT HURT A LOT. ( sighs )

SHH. NO, IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK.

Student: WHAT'S GOING ON?!

I SAW YOU KISSING HER, OKAY? NO, NO.

SHUT UP! YOU SHUT UP!

Denise: COME ON, TERRI. Girl in dorm: I'M TRYING TO SLEEP!

SH-- I WASN'T KISSING HER. SHE WAS-- SHE WAS KISSING ME.

OH NO. HE DIDN'T EVEN TRY TO GO THERE, PLEASE.

I'M SURE THAT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE, JAY, WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK. TERRI, I DON'T CARE ABOUT HER.

I CARE ABOUT YOU. BOY, WHO YOU TRYING TO PLAY?

TERRI? DENISE, JUST CHILL OUT, ALL RIGHT?

LOOK, TERRI, I CARE ABOUT YOU.

YOU KNOW I DO. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?

WHY WOULD YOU DRINK?

BECAUSE, BECAUSE I'M-- I'M WORTHLESS.

YOU KNOW WHAT? DON'T EVEN TRY AND GIVE ME THAT SELF-PITY THING, OKAY?

TERRI, LOOK. Y'ALL NEED TO RELOCATE.

OKAY, WELL, I'M NEVER GOING TO GET HIM PAST THE NIGHT GUARD, SO YOU--

I'LL BE FINE. I'LL JUST-- YOU HAVE--

YOU HAVE TO HELP ME GET HIM UP TO THE ROOF.

THIS IS TOO MUCH DRAMA FOR ME.

SHH-HH. I'M FINE.

YOU'RE NOT FINE, OKAY?

OH WOW!

I LOVE THIS ROOF! IT'S SO COOL.

WHOO! OH, HIS BREATH IS NASTY.

OH!

I'M SPINNING.

HELP HIM!

OH MY GOD.

I'M OUT.

THANK YOU.

WHAT DID YOU DO? I DON'T FEEL SO GOOD.

I'M SURE YOU DON'T.

* IN A MOMENT

* EVERYTHING CAN CHANGE

* FEEL THE WIND ON YOUR SHOULDER *

* FOR A MINUTE

* ALL THE WORLD CAN WAIT

* LET GO OF YOUR YESTERDAY WAKE UP.

* CAN YOU HEAR IT CALLING?

* CAN YOU FEEL IT IN YOUR SOUL? *

* CAN YOU TRUST THIS LONGING * WAKE UP, IT'S A NEW DAY.

* AND TAKE CONTROL?

* FLY

* OPEN UP THE PART OF YOU

* 'CAUSE IT'S YOUR TIME

* TIME TO FLY... ( exhales deeply )

I'M REALLY SORRY.

SAVE IT. YOU'RE NOT FORGIVEN YET.

COME ON, LET'S GO.

* IN A MOMENT

* EVERYTHING CAN CHANGE.

FRANCES! DO YOU HAVE THE CAR KEYS?

FRANCES?

CAR KEYS?

( rattles )

FRANCES?

SO I WROTE SOME NEW LYRICS AND NOW ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS PRACTICE, SO WE CAN PULL THIS OFF. RIGHT.

HERE'S THE MUSIC.

OKAY, WELL, LET'S START HERE.

I WANNA WORK ON THE BRIDGE. OKAY.

* IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT PEOPLE SAY *

* AND IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES *

* BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND YOU'LL FLY-- *

OKAY.

IT'S NOT-- LET'S, UM, GO AGAIN AND TRY IT A LITTLE FASTER.

OKAY. OKAY.

( playing ragtime ) * IT DOESN'T--

( laughs )

STOP.

OKAY, FOR REAL THIS TIME. LET'S GO.

* IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT PEOPLE SAY-- *

( sighs )

IT SOUNDED FINE THE FIRST TIME.

OKAY, BUT "FINE" IS NOT GOING TO WIN US THE SCHOLARSHIP.

OKAY, IT'S GOTTA BE RIGHT.

AND I'M NOT GONNA GIVE UP UNTIL I NAIL IT.

IT'LL DRIVE ME NUTS.

* IT DOESN'T MATTER-- IT DOESN'T MATTER *

* IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES *

* BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND YOU'LL FLY HIGH. *

WHAT? YOU DID WHAT?

SHE GOT ACCEPTED, SIMON.

OUT OF ALL THE APPLICANTS IN AMERICA, OUR TERRI GOT IN.

YOU MEAN SHE'S BEEN THERE THIS WHOLE TIME?

DID YOU HEAR ME? YOU-- YOU LIED TO ME?

DID YOU HEAR? OUR DAUGHTER... YOU AND NINA?

GOT INTO THE BEST MUSIC SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY. ALL OF YOU LIED TO ME.

ALL OF YOU.

BUT TERRI WANTED TO GO.

PAUL WANTED HER TO GO.

PAUL!

TERRI'S SINGING AGAIN. WHY DOESN'T THIS MATTER TO YOU?

WHAT IN GOD'S NAME IS WRONG WITH YOU, FRANCES?

WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?

WE JUST LOST OUR SON.

WE WERE LOSING THE ONLY CHILD WE HAVE LEFT.

I'M NOT GONNA LET THAT HAPPEN.

THAT'S MY POINT.

SHE'S JUST A CHILD. SHE'S OUR CHILD.

AND HOW CAN I PROTECT HER IF SHE'S NOT HERE?

I WANT HER HOME.

I WANT HER HOME NOW.

( piano playing )

( drumming )

( drumming increases )

( pounding )

WILL YOU SHUT UP IN HERE?! ( breathing heavily )

YOU ARE THE LOUDEST, NOISIEST, RUDEST JERK ON THE PLANET!

( drumsticks drop )


( giggling )

( both laughing )

( Sloan shrieks )

( cymbal clangs )

Sloane: OH, OW! Kiwi: SORRY.

( classical music playing throughout )


( applause ) THANK YOU.

THANK YOU AND WELCOME.

WELL, IT'S TIME TO BRING THINGS TO A CLOSE.

IT'S BEEN GREAT FUN AND WE HAVE EVEN MORE IN STORE FOR YOU.

TODAY WE HAVE A FULL SLATE OF FINAL PERFORMANCES.

AND SOME OF OUR PERFORMERS WILL BE BACKED UP BY MEMBERS OF THE BRISTOL-HILLMAN HOUSE BAND.

( crowd cheering ) OH MY GOD!

WHAT? I DON'T HAVE PAUL'S NECKLACE.

NO, I CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT HIM.

TERRI? TERRI, WAIT. NO, UH, DON'T WORRY. I'LL BE BACK.

AND GIVE A HAND TO OUR FIRST PERFORMER, MISS ROBIN CHILDERS.

( cheering )

Man: ALL RIGHT! Man #2: YEAH!

( pop music playing )

* LET YOUR BODY MOVE ON THE DANCE FLOOR *

* FEEL THE RHYTHM AS YOUR BODY GETS WARM... *

DAD? PACK YOUR THINGS, TERRI.

LET'S GO HOME. DADDY, NO!

NOT A WORD, TERESA. JUST DO IT.

YOUR MOTHER'S WAITING DOWNSTAIRS.

UH-- UH--

* JUST AS YOU HEAD IS SPINNING *

* AS YOU SLOWLY START TO LOSE CONTROL. *

( crowd cheering )

Man: GO, ROBIN!

THANK YOU. GREAT PERFORMANCE!

OUR NEXT PERFORMER IS MR. ENGELBERT WILSON.

ENGELBERT? ( crowd applauding )

Man in audience: COME ON OUT, BOY! ( laughing )

Man #2: KIWI! ( cheering continues )

DID YOU HEAR WHAT I SAID? PACK YOUR THINGS.

DAD, YOU KNOW WHAT? YOU DID THIS TO PAUL AND NOW YOU'RE DOING THIS TO ME.

DON'T YOU DARE BRING PAUL INTO THIS.

OKAY, WELL, I'M NOT GONNA LET YOU HOLD ME BACK.

YOU LIED TO ME, TERRI. AND I'M SORRY ABOUT THAT.

BUT I DID WHAT I HAD TO DO.

OKAY, YOU DON'T LISTEN TO ANYBODY, AND WE'RE ALL AFRAID OF YOU.

( synthesizer playing ) ( slams drawer )

SHE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW!

( electronic music playing )

* She wants the creature from outer space *

* Gentlemen

* Time is running out.

DAD...

THIS PLACE IS THE SCARIEST, HARDEST BEST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO ME, NO MATTER HOW I GOT HERE.

( piano music playing ) WE'LL DISCUSS IT AT HOME.

I'M NOT LEAVING.

OKAY, I DID THIS AND I DID THIS FOR ME AND I'M GONNA FINISH IT FOR ME.

YOU CAN TAKE ME HOME IF YOU WANT TO, DAD.

BUT I'M PERFORMING ANY MINUTE NOW, AND IT WOULD MEAN THE WORLD TO ME IF YOU AND MOM WERE THERE TO SUPPORT ME.

I WORKED SO HARD HERE.

AND I'M REALLY GOOD.

I WANT YOU TO HEAR ME.

PLEASE, DAD.

PLEASE, LET ME STAY. ( violin playing )

( changes tempo ) ( laughs )

( distorted )

( crowd cheering )

Woman: ALL RIGHT, DENISE! Man: YES!

YES, THAT WAS WONDERFUL, DENISE.

NICE JOB, DENISE! THANKS.

YOU WERE GREAT, GIRL!

AND NOW LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, TERESA FLETCHER AND JAY CORGAN.

( applause ) ( piano playing )

( inaudibly whispering )

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I'M SORRY TO ANNOUNCE-- ( footsteps )

( guitar playing )

Paul: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT IS MY SINCERE PLEASURE TO PRESENT TO YOU THE DISTINCTIVE VOCAL STYLINGS OF THE ONE, THE ONLY, TERRI FLETCHER!

UM--

THIS SONG JAY AND I WROTE TOGETHER, AND, UM, I WOULD LIKE TO DEDICATE IT TO MY BROTHER, PAUL FLETCHER.

* I FOUND MYSELF TODAY

* OH I FOUND MYSELF AND RAN AWAY *

* BUT SOMETHING PULLED ME BACK *

* THE VOICE OF REASON, I FORGOT I HAD *

* ALL I KNOW IS YOU'RE NOT HERE TO SAY *

* WHAT YOU ALWAYS USED TO SAY *

* BUT IT'S WRITTEN IN THE SKY TONIGHT *

* SO I WON'T GIVE UP

* NO, I WON'T BREAK DOWN

* SOONER THAN IT SEEMS LIFE TURNS AROUND *

* AND I WILL BE STRONG EVEN IF IT ALL GOES WRONG *

* WHEN I'M STANDING IN THE DARK, I'LL STILL BELIEVE *

* SOMEONE'S WATCHING OVER ME

* SEEN THAT RAY OF LIGHT *

* AND IT'S SHINING ON MY DESTINY *

* SHINING ALL THE TIME, AND I WON'T BE AFRAID *

* TO FOLLOW EVERYWHERE IT'S TAKING ME *

* ALL I KNOW IS YESTERDAY IS GONE *

* AND RIGHT NOW I BELONG *

* TO THIS MOMENT, TO MY DREAMS *

* SO I WON'T GIVE UP

* NO, I WON'T BREAK DOWN

* SOONER THEN IT SEEMS LIFE TURNS AROUND *

* AND I WILL BE STRONG EVEN IF IT ALL GOES WRONG *

* WHEN I'M STANDING IN THE DARK, I'LL STILL BELIEVE *

* SOMEONE'S WATCHING OVER ME

* IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT PEOPLE SAY *

* AND IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES *

* BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND YOU'LL FLY HIGH *

* AND IT ONLY MATTERS HOW TRUE YOU ARE *

* BE TRUE TO YOURSELF AND FOLLOW YOUR HEART *

* SO I WON'T GIVE UP

* NO, I WON'T BREAK DOWN

* SOONER THAN IT SEEMS LIFE TURNS AROUND *

* AND I WILL BE STRONG EVEN IF IT ALL GOES WRONG *

* WHEN I'M STANDING IN THE DARK, I'LL STILL BELIEVE *

* THAT I WON'T GIVE UP

* NO, I WON'T BREAK DOWN

* SOONER THAN IT SEEMS LIFE TURNS AROUND *

* AND I WILL BE STRONG EVEN WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG *

* WHEN I'M STANDING IN THE DARK, I'LL STILL BELIEVE *

* THAT SOMEONE'S WATCHING OVER-- *

* SOMEONE'S WATCHING OVER-- *

* SOMEONE'S WATCHING OVER ME *

* OH YEAH, OH, OH *

* OH, O-OH

* OH, OH

* OH, OH

* OH, O-OH

* OH, OH

* OH, OH

* SOMEONE'S WATCHING OVER ME.

( crowd cheering )

WAY TO GO, TERRI!

( silent )

YOU DID IT! YOU WERE AWESOME! WE DID IT!

( gasps ) NOTHING WILL EVER TOP WHAT I JUST FELT.

WE GOT IT. WE GOT IT?

ARE YOU SURE? ALL RIGHT.

EACH YEAR WE PRESENT A $10,000 ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC STUDIES TO AN OUTSTANDING STUDENT IN THE SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAM.

THIS YEAR'S PROGRAM WAS BETTER THAN MOST, FULL OF TALENTED, HARDWORKING STUDENTS.

IT'S A SHAME WE ONLY HAVE ONE SCHOLARSHIP TO GIVE.

SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE BRISTOL-HILLMAN MUSIC CONSERVATORY IS PLEASED TO PRESENT THIS SCHOLARSHIP TO...

DENISE GILMORE.

( cheering )


( crowd chatting )

OH HONEY! YOU WERE SO WONDERFUL! OH, THANK YOU!

TRULY AMAZING, BUT THEN AGAIN, IT'S IN THE GENES.

AUNT NINA, THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING. ( laughing )

I WISH YOU WOULD HAVE WON THAT SCHOLARSHIP.

NO, MOM, IT DOESN'T EVEN MATTER.

I JUST-- I GOT TO BE UP THERE, YOU KNOW? YEAH.

Simon: YOU UM...

YOU WERE GREAT, TERRI. REALLY.

THANK YOU, DAD.

LET ME TALK TO YOU FOR A SECOND ALONE, ALL RIGHT?

( chuckles )

I UH--

I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU I WAS WRONG.

NO, YOU KNOW WHAT, DAD? I SHOULD HAVE NEVER--

JUST LET ME TALK, PLEASE.

I JUST-- I WAS WRONG.

I CAN JUST BE, UH, PRETTY HARDHEADED SOMETIMES, YOU KNOW?

ANYWAY, I JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU THAT, UH...

IT WAS PROBABLY THE PROUDEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE SEEING YOU UP THERE.

I JUST WISH PAUL COULD HAVE SEEN IT.

ME TOO.

HI.

THE FLETCHERS HAVE AN AMAZING DAUGHTER.

THANK YOU. AWESOME.

WE HOPE, UH, WE SEE HER NEXT YEAR.

WELL, YOU JUST MIGHT.

GOOD.

( both laughing )

( pop music playing )

HEY, TERRI. COME ON!

* IN THIS PLACE THAT HAS NO NAME *

* I CAN'T REMEMBER WHY I CAME *

* AND THEN I HEAR YOU WHISPERING *

* ONE MORE MILE TO JERICHO *

* NOTHING IS EVER WHAT IT SEEMS *

* WHEN YOU LIVE INSIDE YOUR DREAMS *

* THE WALLS WILL TUMBLE, THE WALLS WILL TUMBLE *

* BUT I'M NOT GOING TO CRY *

* MY HEART WON'T CRUMBLE, MY HEART WON'T CRUMBLE *

* IF WE EVER SAY GOODBYE

* EVERYBODY GETS THE JOKE

* WHERE'S THE FIRE? WHERE'S THE SMOKE? *

* MONEY, LOVE AND JEALOUSY

* SOMETHING'S GOT A HOLD ON ME *

* BUT I WILL FOLLOW WHERE YOU GO *

* ONE MORE MILE TO JERICHO

* THE WALLS WILL TUMBLE, THE WALLS WILL TUMBLE *

* BUT I'M NOT GONNA CRY

* MY HEART WON'T CRUMBLE, MY HEART WON'T CRUMBLE *

* IF WE EVER SAY GOODBYE

* GOODBYE NOW

* GOODBYE

* ONE MORE MILE, ONE MORE KISS *

* ONE MORE WORD, ONE MORE WISH *

* THE WALLS WILL TUMBLE, THE WALLS WILL TUMBLE *

* BUT I'M NOT GONNA CRY

* MY HEART WON'T CRUMBLE, MY HEART WON'T CRUMBLE *

* IF WE EVER SAY GOODBYE

* THE WALLS WILL TUMBLE, THE WALLS WILL TUMBLE *

* BUT I'M NOT GONNA CRY

* MY HEART WON'T CRUMBLE, MY HEART WON'T CRUMBLE *

* IF WE EVER SAY GOODBYE

* MY HEART WON'T CRUMBLE, MY HEART WON'T CRUMBLE *

* IF WE EVER SAY GOODBYE

* MY HEART WON'T CRUMBLE, MY HEART WON'T CRUMBLE *

* IF WE EVER SAY GOODBYE

* MY HEART WON'T CRUMBLE, MY HEART WON'T CRUMBLE *

* IF WE EVER SAY GOODBYE

* MY HEART WON'T CRUMBLE, MY HEART WON'T CRUMBLE *

* IF WE EVER SAY GOODBYE.


( score playing )