Lost and Found Script

CALIFORNIA LOVE:
LOST AND FOUND
Written by
Tony Cronin
Tony Cronin
1142 9th
Santa Monica, CA 90403
310-963-8821
SFX- California Love Theme song with collage of lovers in different embraces, kisses, and situations.
Howard and co-host enter the shot.
They are in front of the boardwalk in venice on a sunny day.
HOWARD
Hi everyone!
CO-HOST
Hi! Welcome to California love.
Howard?
HOWARD
Yeah, Blane?
CO-HOST
Ever lose somebody?
HOWARD
Lose somebody? NO. I lost my watch once. Expensive watch. I got lost up in the hill country trying to find my friends house. But I never lost anybody…
CO-HOST
No, I mean, lost track of someone. You know you meet someone great at a party, in a bar, and you don’t know how to find them again – how to reconnect…
HOWARD
Oh that kind of lost… Yeah in fact ….
CO-HOST
Because this episode is about discovering someone, and then losing them.
HOWARD
And finding them in the end?
CO-HOST
Maybe. Maybe not. Watch and find out.
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SFX- California Love Theme song with collage of lovers in different embraces, kisses, and situations.
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EXT. SANTA MONICA BEACH – DAY
It’s a beautiful day – gorgeous people walking.
Bycyclists biking.
Para-sailers gliding.
Joggers jogging.
EXT. THE BIKE PATH AT THE BEACH – CONTINUOUS
A handsome, atheletic young man is jogging at a good pace.
He is sweating, breathing hard. Concentrating on his stride
Boing. A volley ball hits im square in the face.
He stumbles and crashes into the sand.
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EXT. THE BEACH – CONTINUOUS
A beautiful young woman in a bikini is peering at the man.
YOUNG WOMAN
I’m so sorry. Are you oK. I’m so
sorry – it was my fault I spiked it
and…
YOUNG MAN
I’m good. I’m good.
YOUNG WOMAN
You sure?
YOUNG MAN
Yeah.
The young man starts to get up.
The young woman puts her hands on his chest and kneels next
to him.
2.
YOUNG WOMAN
Don’t get up. You might have a
concussion.
She examines his head.
The young man grabs her hands and looks her in the eyes.
YOUNG MAN
I’m fine. Really. Thank you.
She helps him to his feet.
They stand close to each other, staring into each other’s
eyes.
YOUNG WOMAN
Sorry.
YOUNG MAN
No. It’s ok. I’m gonna finish my
run.
YOUNG WOMAN
I’m gonna finish my game.
YOUNG MAN
OK. Then
YOUNG WOMAN
OK. Then.
The man reluctantly jogs away.
The young woman returns to her game.
EXT. THE JOGGING PATH – CONTINUOUS
SFX – music
The young man jogs a while wants to look back but doesn’t.
After a little more jogging he stops, fixes his hair, and
turns to start back toward the young woman.
EXT. THE VOLLYBALL NET – CONTINUOUS
The vollyball court is empty.
The young man looks around.
3.
He sees the group with the young woman walking to a car in
the parking lot, laughing and joking around.
They get in and drive away.
The man stares after them.
ACT II
EXT. THE BEACH PATH.- THE NEXT DAY
SFX Music
The young man jogs by the vollyball courts – searching right
and left for the young woman.
She’s not there.
EXT. THE BEACH PATH.- THE NEXT DAY
The young man jogs by the vollyball courts – searching right
and left for the young woman.
He is dressed differently than the day before.
She’s not there.
EXT. THE BEACH PATH.- THE NEXT DAY
The young man jogs by the vollyball courts – searching right
and left for the young woman.
He is dressed differently than the day before.
She’s not there.
The man is upset.
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EXT. THE PROMENADE – LATER
The young man is leaving the pizza place holding a slice.
He is stuffing the slice into his mouth – concentraing on the
pizza
He bumps into somebody waiting for the crosswalk.
4.
YOUNG MAN
Sorry!
The person he bumped into turns and looks at him.
It is the young woman.
A very handsome young man is standing with her.
YOUNG WOMAN
Watch… It’s you.
YOUNG MAN
It’s you.
YOUNG WOMAN
Hi.
YOUNG MAN
Hi.
The young woman turns to the man standing with her.
YOUNG WOMAN
This is the guy I was telling you
about. The guy i hit with the
volleyball.
OTHER YOUNG MAN
Hi guy she was telling me about.
YOUNG MAN
Hi. My name’s Jim.
OTHER YOUNG MAN
Hi. Jim. I’m Ben. This is my
sister, Sarah.
YOUNG MAN
Hi Sarah.
YOUNG WOMAN
Hi Jim.
YOUNG MAN
Nice to meet you. So he’s your
brother?
YOUNG WOMAN
Yeah.
YOUNG MAN
Great. Hey, you guys want to get something to drink.
5.
BEN
I’ve got to get going – my girl’s
waiting for me.
YOUNG MAN
How about you?
YOUNG WOMAN
That would …
BEN
Be very nice. Have fun you two. See
you tonight, Sis.
YOUNG WOMAN
By Ben. See you tonight.
BEN
Don’t be late. Kristy’s cooking.
YOUNG WOMAN
Won’t be.
BEN
Nice to meet you, Jim.
Ben walks away.
YOUNG WOMAN
How’s your head.
YOUNG MAN
A little sore. Want coffee? Or a
beer.
YOUNG WOMAN
How’ bout a walk by the water.
YOUNG MAN
Whatever you want.
SFX – music
The walk by the water.
END OF ACT II
Act III
EXT. THE FRONT GATE TO AN APARTMENT COMPLEX – NIGHT
The moon is full.
6.
The light is soft.
Jim and Sarah stand close to each other
SARAH
Thank you.
JIM
Thank you.
SARAH
I’m glad I hit you with that serve.
JIM
Me to.
The kiss.
She pulls him into her apartment.
We see them pull each other’s clothes off and drop onto the
cough.
THE END
Howard and co-host enter the shot.
They are outside the window of the apartment.
HOWARD
He found what he lost, didn’t he.
CO-HOST
He certainly did.
Howard stand on tiptoes and tries to see what’s going on
inside.
HOWARD
I think he found something else.
CO-HOST
Leave them alone, Howard. Let them
find each other.
HOWARD
Ok.
CO-HOST
OK.
Howard tries to sneak another look.
7.
She hits him softly on the arm and takes it.
They start to stroll away.
HOWARD
Maybe we should find …
CO-HOST
Your car so you can drive me home.
HOWARD
I was thinking …
CO-HOST
I know what you were thinking. Lose
that thought.
HOWARD
Right.
Howard shrugs to the audience.
They exit the shot.
A bra flies into the air inside the apartment.
SFX – Them song starts up.
8.