Act 1 - Scene 1
James Mallory sits in his office, waiting for a call.
James Mallory - My name is James Mallory, I’m a detective for hire. I`be been waiting for a case, my father was a detective too.
-Someone enters the detectives office.-
Peter - James Mallory, son of the greatest detective in New York, right?
James - Your at the right place, what are you here for?
Peter - My brother, Johnny, he’s gone off the grid, I haven’t seen him in a long time... the cops stoped looking for him, so can you find him?
James - I can start a search, I’m gonna need a lead though.
Peter - Well, he used to go to a bar not far from here. But I haven’t seen him there.
James - (writes on notepad) Got it, anything else?
Peter - He was caught up with some pretty bad people, I’m not sure, someone named Kingston.
James - Understood, Ill start right away, (Puts his coat on) you know where to find me, ill be in contact.
Act 1 - Scene 2
-James walks into a bar-
James - Scotch on the rocks, -he looks around the bar-
Bartender - -passes James his drink-
James - James Mallory, private detective, do you own this bar?
Bartender - Nathen, -shakes James`s hand- yes i do, about five years now.
James - Well I’m looking for a young guy, goes by the name Johnny, you seen him around?
Bartender - He comes in late, normally talks to some sketchy looking guys, but he buys drinks.
James - Of course, now how often does he come here?
Bartender - He comes in about every night, I’m sure he`ll show up.
-Johnny walks into the bar-
Bartender - -whispers to James- That’s him.
Johnny - -Talks to someone in the bar-
Johnny - -leaves the bar with the person-
-in the ally behind the bar-
Johnny - -takes a breifcase from the person-
James - Hands up!
Johnny - -Runs-
James - -handcuffs the person- Son of a bitch-
Act 1 - Scene 3
-James is talking to the person he caught-
James - Tommy Chart, right? I need your help.
Tommy - Why should I help you, tell me that.
James - I hoped you’d make this easy, look you’ve been caught selling weed, now tell me, you do this often?
Tommy - Hey fuck you- -sighs- ..no, I was running low on money, I had to support my family.. It was for my daughter, surely you understand.
James - -sighs- I do Tommy, I understand, family matters.
Tommy - Of course, I don’t want to go to jail.
James - Of course you don’t, so -sits down- if you help me, Ill help you.
Tommy - What exactly do you want to know?
James - Who were you selling to?
Tommy - A guy named Johnny Sting, I don’t know much about him.
James - So why did he buy from you?
Tommy - He buys from anyone at the bar, I’m not exactly sure why.
James - Thank you Tommy, -takes Tommys cuffs off- go home, be safe, and stay out of trouble.
Act 1 - Scene 3
-James is sitting in his office, and an old friend walks in-
James - Lt. Norman, how are you?
Henry - Henry, were friends James.
James - Of course, Henry, how have you been?
Henry - I’ve been fine, how about you?
James - I’m on a case, and its confusing, it went from missing person to, worse.
Henry - Hey, if you need back up, call me and cars will be their.
James - Thanks Henry, -pours two glasses of liquor-
Henry - -Raises his glass- To catching the bad guys,
James -Raises his glass- To catching the bad guys.
-Camera zooms out of the building, and looks at the moon-
Act 1 - Scene 4
-Johnny meets Kingston at his home to talk-
Johnny - Kingston don’t worry, no one saw nothin`
Kingston - Johnny you don’t understand, if you screw this up its my head!
Johnny - I understand that, its going to be fine, no one saw anything.
Kingston - I’m trusting you Johnny, now, Ive got a job for you.
Johnny - Okay, what exactly is this job?
Kingston - Ive got something in the works, but until then, your job is to lay low.
Johnny - Lay low? That’s easy, got it.
Kingston - Then we understand each other.
Johnny - Crystal clear.
Act 1 - Scene 5
-James goes to the bar in hopes of finding Johnny-
James - -Sits in the bar with a drink-
Johnny - -exits the bar-
James - -follows Johnny-
-James follows Johnny to his hide out-
Kingston - -Walks over to johnny- Listen, Johnny. We’ve got a situation.
Johnny - Look I’ve got it handled.
Kingston - Johnny, I’m not saying you don’t, but I’ve heard of the possibility that someone is onto us.
Johnny - So we need to find out who it is, -
Kingston - Who was the last person you bought off?
Johnny - Tommy Chart, why?
Kingston - Keep an eye on him, make sure he don’t say anything.
-Johnny gets into his car and leaves-
Act 1 - Scene 6
-Johnny goes to talk to Tommy-
Johnny - Hey,Tommy, buddy!
Tommy - Listen, i told you that was a one time deal.
Johnny - Tommy, I’m not here to buy from you. That night, didn’t you get caught?
Tommy - No i got away.
Johnny - You got away?
Tommy - Yes, i did.
Johnny - -pulls out a gun- wanna tell me the truth now Tommy?
Tommy - Look I don’t know anything, just put the gun away.
Johnny - Fine. Stay quiet. But trust me, if your not telling me the truth, ill be back.
Tommy - The detective!
Act 1 - Scene 7
-James sits in his office-
Tommy - James, i need to talk to you.
James - Okay, what do you need?
Tommy - It’s Johnny, him and whoever he’s working with, have something big in the works.
James - Thank you for letting me know, Tommy.
Tommy - I need to get out of here, what am i going to do?
James - Look I’ve got some friends at the department, I’ll get you some help.
James - -gets in his car and pulls out his phone-