MOON ROOF CITY
(Script Incomplete, Forever)
EXT. NIGHT - DARK STREET
We are in the back seat of a car looking at a dark
silhouette of the driver. Radio is stirring in the
background. The back right car door is opened, turning on
the inside light. Somebody gets in behind us. The door
shuts. We only see them through the rear view mirror. He
hands the driver some cash
I'm just letting you know guy,
there are only 2 reasons to go to
that damn place, either you want
your dick cut off or dat happened
already and you're lookin' for a
new one to pick up off the ground.
You're better off going back
Go back? There's nothing for me.
If you think there's gonna be
something for you at that city then
you're wrong, guy.
This city you're takin' me to, does
it have pancakes?
Well, there's a lousy diner right
when you get into the city. I don't
know if it has pancakes though.
I've never stayed there longer than
Here's an extra forty. Keep the
small talk to yourself and take me
Driver grabs the $40. He waits a beat and smirks. He puts
the car into motion and begins to drive off.
TITLE: Moon Roof City
EXT. NIGHT - DINER LOT
Camera lowers down from a shitty diner sign that reads "Moon
Roof City Diner". The car is stopped right below it. The car
door opens up. Rex steps out but we only see him from waist
down. He shuts the door. He is wearing some retro nikes,
fitted jeans, and a trench coat. Rex knocks on the passenger
window. Driver rolls down his window.
I ran out of cigarettes, you got
Cigarettes don't just grow on trees
around here. (sighs) I've got one
more left and I'm only giving it to
you because it's probably the last
cigarette you'll ever smoke... Cuz
you'll probably be dead soon!
The Driver opens the glove compartment and hands Rex a
Enjoy your hotcakes!
The Driver laughs maniacally, rolls up the window, drives
off. In the distance are a group of punks, hanging out.
Rex puts the cigarette in his mouth. His face is finally
revealed. He doesn't have a lighter. He puts the cig on his
ear and walks towards the bright diner. A disheveled girl
(Delilah) is leaning against the front window of the diner.
Hey handsome, got any smokes?
REX takes the cigarette off of his ear but doesn't hand it
(She snatches the cigarette)
You're a sweetheart.
DELILAH lights the cigarette.
What are you doing here?
Just got into town. Here for some
What? They don't got pancakes?
You know, I'm here almost everyday
but I've actually never eaten here.
Talk to Barry, the guy with the
sleeveless shirt, he owns the
Thanks, I'll look for him.
Hey, new guy! See ya later.
INT. NIGHT - DINER
The Diner is bright and noisey. In different corners are The
RRAATT and The Red Stevies. EVERYONE IS WEARING A SLEEVELESS
SHIRT. Rex walks in anxiously and sits at the bar. Barry is
wiping down glasses at the far end. Rex observes the gangs
and their sleeves, almost zoning out.
Hey you. Hey! IDIOT.
Rex turns and is surprised by Barry standing directly in
front of him
I have a kitchen full of dishes.
They're all dirty. Every single one
of them. They're all dirty and
broken and bloody. I had to fire my
last employee, Hugo, because he was
a two-timing, no good dirty
RRAATT... And now here you are.
Whoever the fuck you are. Do you
think I have time for this
bullshit? What do you want?
I'd like to order some food. Do you
have a menu or something?
A menu? No. We don't serve those.
Do you have Pancakes?
Pancakes? You're not from Moon Roof
City are you?
Been here 5 minutes. Thinking about
finding a place.
Okay stranger. I'll do you this one
solid and get you your pancakes,
but let me suggest this, Eat up and
GTFO ASAP before this city beats
YOU into good old fashioned pancake
batter, do you get what I'm sayin?
Barry looks over a guy sitting on the bar
You, I told you to stay off the
bar! Get off!
Barry leaves into the back kichen
We are at the Red Stevies table. They're acting rowdy,
nothing out of the ordinary.
Hey Stevie what time is it?
I don't know Stevie, you broke my
watch last night when you ice
skated over MY WRIST (Holds up cast
and hits STEVIE #1 over the head
Told you it was an accident
Stevie... AN ACCIDENT OKAY?
(Delilah walks by) Unlike this
perfect piece of ass right here!
He pulls her into his lap. Other Stevies begin to get riled
God put you on this Earf for a
Don't be silly, God left this city
long before any of us were even
Aw honey, I liked you better when
you kept your mouth shut.
Is that right? You sure know how
compliment a woman.
Thanks. It's in our nature.
We're the Red Stevies from
So Stevie, do you really think I'm
a "perfect piece of ass"?
HA. I've seen better lookin' whores
in that Lesbian gang!
Delilah gets up and punches Stevie #3, nearly breaking his
nose. She gets pulled back down by Stevie #2
(feeling her up)
I wouldn't do that again if I was
In the distance. A RRAATT member points out to Quaid on
what's happening. Rex gets a stack of pancakes.
23 Pancakes. One for every scumbag
gang in this forsaken city.
Tension begins to heat up as The RRAATT walk over to The Red
Stevies and Rex gets ready to feast on his pancakes. Quaid
is the leader of the RRAATT. He walks up behind Stevie #1.
STEVIE #2 pushes Delilah off of him and gets up
Gentlemen! This train is already
full, you're going to have to board
the next one.
What are you doing on our turf,
Last time I checked, this zone
belonged to Dead Byrd and his boys.
Dead Byrd got "got" in Burnside.
This is RRAATT territory now.
(looking over to Rex)
RRATTS? You guys must be a bunch of
pancake sniffing dick suckers huh?
Everyone looks over at Rex. Stevie #1 sucker punches Quaid
and the violent brawl begins. One of the Stevies is bowled
down the bar, where he knocks off the pancakes and Rex
accidently stabs his face with a fork. Another Stevie comes
from behind and grabs Rex. Rex is forced into the fight. He
shows excellent fighting skills. Delilah is on top of the
table fighting people off and watching Rex fight. The fight
Every fucking day...
Barry starts throwing Red Stevies out of the bar. The fight
soon comes to an end with people on the floor and the place
wrecked with broken furniture. Rex and Quaid are at a stand
Everyone looks over to Delilah
He's not one of them!
So what, he's not one of us!
I saw him talking to Delilah
OKAY THAT'S ENOUGH FOR TONIGHT!
EVERYONE GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY
Quaid un-fight stances.
(To his Gang)
Let's get the hell out of here.
He walks by Rex and bumps shoulders. The RRAATT all file out
staring down Rex. Delilah is the last to leave
You're one hell of a fighter,
handsome. What's your name?
Hi Rex, I'm Delilah. Sorry we met
this way... but you should Come by
They stare into each others eyes
I gotta go, maybe I'll see you
Delilah leaves. Barry is behind sweeping.
Hey pancake face, we're closed.
(Mutters to himself) No way I'm
cleaning this up tonight.
You know of any place I could stay
Yeah, there's an alley in every
block of this city. It comes with a
delicious continental breakfast
from the dumpster, don't think they
have pancakes tho. Enjoy your stay
in Moon Roof City, idiot.
BARRY walks over to the door and shuts off the lights. The
lights turn off on Rex as he walks out.
EXT. NIGHT - MOON ROOF CITY
REX walks along the dim neon streets of Moon Roof City.
Around him are street gangs hanging out alongside buildings.
People are doing drugs, making out, and fighting. It is
Hey dude, got any drugs?!
Hey baby, I like you coat. Can I
get in it?
A car drives by
PUNKS IN CAR
The car splashes water all over REX as he tries to block it
with his trench coat. He looks up furiously. Something is
tugging his coat from below. Rex looks down. It is a dog.
Dog just sits there looking at REX
Are you going to tell me to leave
this city too?!
Rex notices that the dog wants something in his coat. He
reaches into his coat and pulls out a pancake, tosses it to
Just a bunch of pancake sniffing
dick suckers huh.
The dog takes it in its mouth and runs passed behind REX
without a care. Rex turns around to watch the dog run away
while noticing off in the distance, a shoddy sign that reads
"MOTEL CARY ST."