Samurai Johnny Frankenstein The Screenplay

The Atomic Samurai Cop
Screenplay


Here are segments from the original screenplay and actual shooting script for the film that came to be titled,
Samurai Johnny Frankenstein.

Due to internet formatting this script is not presented in true screenplay format.

This film was scripted as The Atomic Samurai Cop.

Its shooting title was Atomic Samurai.

Its wide release title was Samurai Johnny Frankenstein.



The Atomic Samurai Cop

Screenplay by Scott Shaw

Copyright 1992
WGAw Registered

Fade In:

EXT - LOS ANGELES ALLEY SCENE - DAY
Tight shot on trash cans in an alley. The sound of on coming clanging metal is heard. Camera pulls and reveals several youths shooting craps on the ground. They exchange comments. One youth looks up and begins to laugh.

YOUTH

Look dudes, here comes, Rambo.

Camera reveals THE ATOMIC SAMURAI COP, an Asian man dressed in army fatigues with tubes, wires, and metal on them. He wears a helmet, high tech, yet reminiscent of a Samurai warriors helmet. He carries a samurai sword.

Samurai walks up to the youths who are all now standing and laughing.

SAMURAI

Gambling, not Good.

In a flurry of punches kicks and swipes with his samurai sword, Samurai wipes out the youths. He stares at them for a moment then walks on.

EXT. MONTAGE - LOS ANGELES STREET SCENES - DAY/NIGHT
The burned out remains of numerous buildings are seen. Ghetto street scenes. Ghetto children playing in their yards. Traffic jams.

EXT. LOS ANGELES STREET SCENE - DAY
Samurai is walking down a busy Los Angeles downtown street. People stare at him in disbelief. A man obviously on drugs walks up to Samurai.

DRUG MAN

Hey, man... What’s up?

SAMURAI

Drugs, not good.

In a sweeping motion with his samurai sword the man falls to the ground. Samurai, without a second through, continues to walk on.

EXT. ARIEAL VIEW - HOLLYWOOD STREET SCENE - DAY
Samurai is walking down Hollywood Boulevard.

INT. ROCKMORE’S OFFICE
Camera pans up, viewing the Los Angeles skyline. It then pulls back into the office from where the view came. It comes to the back of a large office chair. The chair pivots around, SAM ROCKMORE, a man with a blond ponytail wearing an old 1940’s baggy suit is laughing. The view of the office is old rundown. A gun lays on Rockmore’s desk.

ROCKMORE

Only in Hollywood; huh, Doll face?

Camera pans to reveal HOLY WOULD, a tall buxom blonde wearing a tight black mini dress and platform shoes.

HOLY WOULD

Only in Hollywood, Boss.

Saxophone music begins to play. Scene cuts to black. Front-end screen credits are shown.

EXT. LT. SMITH’S PATROL CAR - NIGHT
Camera wide reveals a deserted street. The undercover patrol car of Lt. Smith is seen. Camera pulls tight on LT. JACKIE SMITH, a balding man, mid forties, wearing an old suit, and a hat. He sits in his car eating a donut and drinking coffee from a Styrofoam cup. He talks to himself over the sound of his police radio.

SMITH

Donuts, coffee, death... Another damn night out here on these God damned streets. Nothing ever changes them...

The sound of on coming metal can be heard. Samurai walks past Smith’s car. Smith spits out his coffee and spills a bit on himself. He grabs the microphone to his police radio.

SMITH

Yeah, dispatch, Frisky, you on line tonight? This is Smith out here in patrol one; didn’t I hear you say that there was some vigilante, gun slinger out here wearing some weird get up and carrying a samurai sword, doing some of our kind folks in?

Camera reveals the inside of Smith’s patrol car and a video screen under the dash. Camera goes tight on the video screen as it flashes to light.

Screen is filled with the patrol cars video screen.

FRISKY a blond female answers.

FRISKY

Hi Jackie....

SMITH (almost embarrassed)

Hi, Frisky.

FRISKY
(giggles)

Yes, that is an affirmative there Lt. Smith. Do you have visual?

SMITH

Visual, hell, that thing just walked past me. What is it?

FRISKY

Origin unknown.

(BEAT)

Do you request back up, Lt. Smith. Suspect, object, considered armed and dangerous.

SMITH

Back up, hell... For what a samurai sword.

FRISKY
Shoot well, Lt. Smith. Ten eight and ten ten, bye bye, we gone.

SMITH

Yeah, right...

Smith cautiously gets out of his vehicle. He brushes his spilled coffee and donuts off of himself. He pulls out his gun and his badge and begins to follow Samurai.

SMITH

Hey, you.

Samurai continues to walk on.

Smith becoming annoyed. He follows.

SMITH

Hey, you! Yeah you!

Samurai finally turns around.

Smith holds up his badge, while pointing his gun.

SMITH

All right, whatever it is you are, hold it right there.

Samurai studies Smith.

SMITH

Now, I’m gonna cuff you up

(Smith pull out his hand cuffs)

and take you in. You can go easy or not, it’s your choice.

SAMURAI

Go with you; no.

SMITH

Listen, Buddy, I’m L.A.P.D., and I’m not in the mood for any lip.

SAMURAI

L.A.P.D. Police good; not bad.

Samurai turns to walk away.

SMITH

Damn it!
Smith takes aim with his gun.

SMITH

Hey, hey, you, samurai freak, turn around!

Samurai turn around. Smith shoots at him, several times. Samurai is obviously hit, and pushed back from the impact of the bullets, but he turns and continues to walk. Smith shoots at him a few more times finishing the bullets in his gun.

Samurai walks on.

SAMURAI
(questioning)

Police good, not bad.

Camera goes back to Smith who looks at his gun.

SMITH

Damn it! What is that?

Smith shakes his head, puts his gun back in his pants. He lifts his wrist and pushes a button on his digital watch.

SMITH

Frisky, you there?

FRISKY (O.S.)

Yes, Lt. Smith, may I be of assistance?

SMITH

Yeah, you damn well could be... Enter it to record; our vigilante samurai friend is bullet proof.

FRISKY (O.S.)

Bullet proof?

SMITH
(angered)

That’s right, bullet proof.

(BEAT)

Smith out.

Smith stands there perplexed.

INT. MERANDA’S OFFICE
The office is completely black. The only light is on the back of a large chair.

MERANDA

I want it. I have wanted it since the day Dr. Cyber
first brought the idea to me. I have wanted it even though our foolish board of director turned it down. Too much money... Now, no money, no board of directors, nothing. It will be mine. And then, I, will hold the power.

The chair turns and MERANDA is revealed. She is a dark complected woman, with dark brown hair. She wears a black dress. There is no expression on her face. Only a sense of victory.

Camera goes to SEBRINA, a beautiful woman, with her long hair tied in a bun, she wears a dark business suit, carries a brief case.

SEBRINA

And, what method shall I use to obtain it?

MERANDA

You’re the best... Whatever it takes.

Camera on Sabrina, she looks confident, turns and leaves.

INT. POLICE STATION HALLWAY - DAY
Lt. Smith walks down the hallway looking through some papers, entering frame comes COURNEL MACALVEIN, a tall military officer, dressed in a military dress uniform. He walls directly in the way of Smith who almost bumps into him. MacAlvein stands straight and tall.

MacAlvein (very matter-of-fact)

Smith, I understand, you encountered the Samurai ?

SMITH (cocky)

Yeah, what’s it to you?

MACALVEIN
(firmly)

I am the officer in charge of it development
and deployment.

SMITH (interrupting)

Yeah, and I’m just a dumb cop on the beat. So get to the point.

MACALEVIN

We understand you shot at it.

SMITH

Yeah, so... Didn’t do much damage.

MACALEVIN

That’s not the point, it’s not fully operational yet, and you may have damaged some of it circuits.

SMITH

Look there, Mr. Metals, I just do my job. And, fully operational or not that man, machine, whatever it is has taken out twenty-five citizens to date. Now my job is to get any murderer off the pavement. And, I do mean, by whatever method, necessary. So, military or not, that thing walked away from my bullets. It has now become my priority, numero uno, to find that thing and take it down. These are my streets, not the militaries.

Smith walks away.

MACALEVIN

Don’t cross me.

SMITH

Yeah, yeah.
EXT. ALLEY - DAY
Rockmore pulls up in his 1966 Ford Mustang. He parks, gets out of the car, puts on his hat, looks at his gun then places in the back of his pants, locks the car and begins to walk.

He walks down the alley a few steps...

SAMURAI

Good, bad?

Rockmore, hearing this pulls out his gun and points it in the direction of the voice. He looks and sees Samurai sitting on the ground.

SAMURAI

Good, bad?

Rockmore causiously looks at Samurai. He moves closer.

SAMURAI

Good, bad?

ROCKMORE
(smiling)

Well, I don’t really know, man, that depends on which dame you ask.

Rockmore puts his gun away. He now realizes that Samurai is hurt.

ROCKMORE

You look a little jacked up there, man. Heard you got plugged last night by some flat foot. Need a hand?

As if something comes over Samurai, he changes from being very mechanical to being human.

SAMURAI

I don’t really know if I hurt. But... I feel strange.

ROCKMORE

Yeah, you kinda look that way too, there, man

Rockmore extends his hand and helps Samurai stand up. He brushes him off.

ROCKMORE

Been hearing about you on the news. You’re that Atomic Samurai.

SAMURAI

What?

ROCKMORE

Yeah, you’re that guy that’s been going psycho and wacking out all those hoods.

SAMURAI

I don’t know?

ROCKMORE

Well, me, I don’t really care. There’s enough riff-raff out there. You take out a few of them, that A-OK with yours truly.

SAMURAI

Are you good or bad?

ROCKMORE

Forget that stuff, man, nobody ever really knows. Come on, let’s go up to my office, I’ll help you out.

INT. ROCKMORE’S OFFICE - DAY
The telephone rings, an answering machine answers it.

ROCKMORE (O.S.)

Hello, you’ve reached Sam Rockmore at the tone leave your name and number I’ll get
back to you.

VOICE (O.S.)

Yes, Mr. Rockmore, this is the First National New Los Angeles Bank and we have been trying for months
to get you to pay your bill to us. We will now have
to turn it over to our legal department.

Samurai and Rockmore enter the office, just as the finishes.

ROCKMORE

Another day, another dollar.

SAMURAI

Problems?

ROCKMORE

Nothing new.

(BEAT)

Sit down here, let’s check you out.

Rockmore views the slightly exposed metal chest of Samurai. He points.

ROCKMORE

What is all that stuff, man?

Samurai pulls down the zipper of his flight suit, exposing a metal body with numerous wires, tubes, etc, exposed. Some are broken and is disarray.

SAMURAI

It’s me. I think.

ROCKMORE (confused)

Is there something I can do?

SAMURAI

No, I believe I’m programmed to repair myself.

ROCKMORE

You believe? You don’t know?

SAMURAI

No, not exactly...

Rockmore watches as Samurai works with his broken wires.

ROCKMORE

What are you a machine?

SAMURAI

No, a man.

ROCKMORE

But...

At this moment Holy Would walks into the office. Without really looking.

HOLY WOULD

Hi, Boss.

Samurai jumps to his feet and begins to pull his sword.

SAMURAI

Bad, Bad!

Holy Would jumps back.

Rockmore holds him back.

ROCKMORE

No, no, man, not bad. Not bad! Different!

SAMURAI

Oh?

HOLY WOULD

What the Hell is that?

ROCKMORE

You read about him in the paper. That’s the
Atomic Samurai Cop. The one whose out there doing in all those mugs.

Holy Would in a frenzy grabs for the telephone.

HOLY WOULD

I’m calling the cops.

Rockmore grabs the phone from her.

ROCKMORE

No, no toots, check him out. He’s a machine
that thinks he’s a man. It’ll be cool having
him around; kinda like the computer we could
never afford.

HOLY WOULD

Well, alright, Boss. If you say so.

Holy Would begins to check Samurai out.

ROCKMORE

Now listen you to shake hands or something.

Holy Would begins to check out Samurai with lust filled eyes.

ROCKMORE

No, no, not that Holy, I know what you’re thinking, non of that bionic love. Listen, what should I call you... Never mind, I’ll just call you Samurai, I got to go a collect for this last case I was on. Hope to pay the rent, if you know what I mean.

(BEAT)

Fix, yourself up there, guy.

(whispering)

And, Holy, watch him, Okay.

Rockmore kisses Holy on the check and leaves the office.

Samurai is very involved fixing his loose wires. Holy looks on.

INT. LABATORY - DAY
DR. CYBER, a blond female in a lab gown rushes in.

DR. CYBER

Max, Max, Max!

In a panic she grabs the operating bench in tears. In through the door walk DR. JOKEO and DR. DOKO, two Japanese female scientists, who look on at Dr. Cyber.

EXT. STREET SCENE - DAY
Lt. Smith sits in his car in a deserted parking lot eating donuts and drinking coffee. He is content listening to his police scanner.

Sneaking up to the car is Sebrina, dressed in a black jump suit. Shee sneaks along and just when she is at the window, she jumps up to it, putting her elbows on it.

SEBRINA

Hi, tough guy.

SMITH

What..., awh...

Smith spills on the stuff on himself.

SMITH

God damn it, woman! What is it that you are doing?

Smith, gets out of his car and is brushing himself off.

SMITH

Stupid broad! What’s your game?

SEBRINA

See you’re working hard there, Lieutenant

SMITH

What’s it to you?

SEBRINA (becoming very serious)

What’s it to me, Lieutenant, is you’re the last one who saw that Terminator Samurai. You saw him, I want him.

SMITH

Yeah, well, we all want something, hot lips.

Sabrina takes the lapels of Smiths jacket and begins to caress them and his face.

CUT TO:


INT. POLICE DISPATCH
Frisky looks on in anger.

EXT. STREET SCENE - A MOMENT LATER
Smith lets it go on for a moment, getting closer and almost kissing her. He then pushes her away.

SMITH

Listen you chippy. I know your blood type; cold.

(BEAT)

You give me nothing and you want it all. Now blow, before I take you down to the station and make you respond to some questions I’m sure you don’t have the answers to. Blow!

Sebrina sticks her chin in the air and walks away.

SMITH

Stupid damn dame, no body plays me for a sucker.

Smith brushes himself off a bit more and gets back into his patrol car.

CUT TO:

INT. POLICE DISPATCH
Frisky looks on content.

INT. ROCKMORE’S OFFICE - DAY
Holy Would sits at a desk watching T.V. and eating ice cream.

T.V. ANNOUNCER (O.S. )

A new barrage of vigilante killings, at the hand of The Atomic Samurai Cop, has taken place. The latest ones in the downtown area. And, if this reporter
may interject his own feelings, apparently the report that came out late evening, about the killing of The Atomic Samurai Cop, issued by The New Los Angles Police Department was either false or an exaggeration.

Rockmore enters the office and begins to watch T.V. with Holy.

T.V. ANNOUNCER (O.S.)

Can it be that our society a sunk to such depths and our police force become so inept that a machine, possible from some other galaxy, must arrive here to save us all form ourselves?

Rockmore switches off the television and looks around the office.

ROCKMORE

So, Doll face, where’s our new mascot; hitt’n the head?

HOLY WOULD

Well, now Boss, I don’t want you to get mad or nothing...

ROCKMORE

Mad, what?

HOLY WOULD

Well, you see, Boss, that when I went out and got this ice cream... Well, like, when I came back, he was gone.

ROCKMORE

Damn it, Holy, how could you do that?

HOLY WOULD

You know I have a sweet tooth, Boss.

(BEAT)

What’s he matter to you anyway?

ROCKMORE (shaking his head)

Kinda like his point of view. Now, how long ago was it?

HOLY WOULD

Well, let me think? I got hungry about eleven. I was starving by twelve. I was famished by one. So, yes, Boss, I must have left at about one.

ROCKMORE (sarcastic)

Thanks, toots, raise in the pay this week.

Rockmore puts on his hat and leaves the office.

HOLY WOULD

Oh, really,

(clapping her hands)

Yeah, Boss.
EXT. STREET SCENE - DAY
Samurai walks down the street. He sees three gang members. He walks to them. They begin to laugh and mimic as he approaches.

SAMURAI

Gangs not good... Evil.

GANG MEMBER 1

Listen to this fool. Where you think you be,Japan?

GANG MENBER 2

This guy be wacked, dude.


GANG MEMBER 3

He ain’t shit, man, let’s kick his ass.


SAMURAI

Ass, kick... Violence. Not good.


The gang members all begin to laugh as the approach Samurai and begin to shove him.

In a fight sequence Samurai kills all of them.

Numerous other gang members see this and they begin to approach Samurai. They surround him.

EXT. STREET SCENE - DAY
Rockmore driving in his car, notices Samurai and what is going on down an alley. He slams on his breaks, backs up, and drives down the alley.

EXT. FIGHT SCENE - A FEW MOMENTS LATER
The gang members have engaged Samurai and he is fighting them. He continues to produce new and different weapons to fight them off.
Rockmore’s car pulls up. He jumps out, shakes his head, takes off his hat and run in to join in the fight.

EXT. STREET SCENE - DAY
Smith sits in his patrol car drinking coffee and staring off to space.

FRISKY (O.S.)

Smity, Smity, are you there?
Smith jumps a bit.

SMITH

Yeah, I’m here, Doll. Why you bothering me, it’s my lunch break?

FRISKY

Because, Lieutenant my indicators show that there is a physical confrontation taking place in your ten twenty.

SMITH

So...

FRISKY

There seems to be a semi metallic object involved. It may be...

SMITH (Interrupting)

I’m mobil. Punch the location into my directional indicator.

Smith throws his coffee out the window, starts the car and drives off.

EXT. FIGHT SCENE LOCATION
Rockmore with martial arts; Samurai with weapons and martial arts, fight and defeat all of the gang members. They look at the gang members on the ground.

CUT TO:


EXT. FIGHT SCENE LOCATION - A FEW MOMENTS LATER
Smith’s car blazes into the area. He jumps out and looks around at the numerous gang members on the ground. Smith notices Rockmore’s car driving off. Camera goes to MacAlvein who is approaching, in a stealth crawl, wearing camouflage clothing. He comes up behind Smith, unnoticed.

MacAlvein grabs Smith with a chokehold from behind. He holds a knife to his throat. Smith is petrified.

MacAlvein releases him.

MACALEVIN

Let him go again, huh, hot shot?

Smith pulls himself together.

SMITH (belligerent)

I don’t see you holding him either.

MACALEVIN

Your information gave you seven minutes to get here and neutralize the situation.

SMITH

Yeah, how’d you know that?

MACALVEIN

That’s classified.

Smith thinks for a time.

SMITH

Well, then that tells me that you had seven minutes to get here, as well.

(BEAT)

Where were you?

MacAlvein is a bit set back.

MACALVEIN

Well... Unh...

SMITH

That’s right! You military intelligence guy aren’t always that intelligent.

Smith goes to get in his car.

MacAlvein grabs him by the arm and pulls him back.

MACALVEIN

I’m serving my country!

SMITH
(innterrupting)

I did my time too.

MACALVEIN

Oh yeah, which branch?

SMITH

Marines.

(BEAT)

And, it’s just a job like any other. Working for people who think they know all the answers.

MACALEIN

There are some answers that are right!

SMITH

Yeah, yeah, show me one that doesn’t change.

Smith gets into his car and begins to drive away.

MACALVEIN

You’re useless and weak. I’m going to get that Atomic Samurai Cop. I’ll show you what a waste you are!

Smith drives off.

MacAlvein looks around himself. Then cautiously leaves the area
INT. MIRANDA’S CHAMBERS
Camera tight on Miranda. Her face is lighted, surrounded by darkness.

MIRADA
(angered, yet with absolute control)

Time is everything, Sabrina. Time is of the essence.

(BEAT)

What happened to Alexis, when she failed me last year? Do you remember? I hate those situations. Don’t fail me Sabrina.

EXT. SMITH’S CAR - DAY

SMITH

Frisky, you there?
There is no answer

SMITH

Frisky, Frisky, God damn it!

FRISKY

All right, calm down, Jackie. I was just doing what little girls have to do.

SMITH (thinking)

Oh, uwh... Okay.

(BEAT)

Listen Frisky, get me the location of that gum shoe, Rockmore.

FRISKY

Is this pertaining to the Atomic Samurai Cop?

SMITH

What’d you care?

FRISKY

It’s procedure Lt. Smith.

SMITH

Dump on procedure. Just get me his location and current activity.

Smith drives on.

INT. DR CYBER’S LABATORY
Dr. Jokeo and Dr. Doko speak in Japanese.

JOKEO

This shows how un-professional these Americans are. This would never happen in Japan.

DOKO (thinking)

Well, you know that it did happen to Professor Tamagawa back in the sixties.

JOKEO

Isn’t that the guy who made a movie with Perry Mason?

DOKO

Do you mean Ironside?

JOKEO

Yes, that is very sad, don’t you think that such a great actor hurt himself and must live a life in a wheelchair.

DOKO

No, no, that was only for Television. He isn’t really in a wheelchair.

JOKEO

You don’t say

Camera pans over to reveal Dr. Cyber crying.

CYBER

My creation, my creation.

EXT. STREET SCENE - DUST
Rockmore and Samurai drive in Rockmore’s car along Mulholland Highway.The city of Los Angeles can be seen below.

ROCKMORE

Why’d you bail my place, man?

SAMURAI

There’s good and there’s bad.

ROCKMORE

You’ve got to stall on that stuff, man. Everybody knows that. But, there’s nothing that we can do about it. It’s been that way since the dawn of time.

Samurai, becoming much more human again, changes his expression.

Rockmore pulls his car over to the side.

EXT. CITY VIEW - DUSK
Camera from behind views Rockmore and Samurai standing overlooking the city.

SAMURAI (very normal)

It’s my programming.

ROCKMORE

Your programming?

SAMURAI

You see there can only be a good and bad; a right and wrong.There has to be a balance in the world. And, the scales have tipped far to the side of wrong. There needs to be someone, something to place them back in balance.

ROCKMORE

And, your programming; you’re it?

SAMURAI

There has to be someone.

Rockmore looks Samurai up and down as if he understands.

Camera pans to view the city.

INT. ROCKMORE’S OFFICE - NIGHT
On a T.V. screen is Smith being interviewed.

SMITH (ajusting his tie)

Am I on... Oh, well yes. We have a definite lead on The Atomic Samurai Cop. I personally saw him with a private investigator Sam Rockmore.

Scene widens to reveal Rockmore and Samurai enter the office.
Holy Would sits a the desk watching the T.V. They immediately begin to watch the serene.

SMITH (O.S.)

I personally have been put in charge of this investigation. I am on the case and will have results soon.

Holy Would turns off the T.V.

HOLY WOULD

Looks like your butts in a sling now, Boss.

ROCKMORE

Damn it.

Rockmore thinks for a moment.

ROCKMORE

Listen Hal, are you cool with going with her? I mean none of this good, bad stuff, right?

SAMURAI

Sure, Sam. If she’s okay with you, then she’s okay with me.

ROCKMORE (to Holy)

Okay?

HOLY WOULD

Okay.

ROCKMORE (to samurai)

Okay?

SAMURAI

Okay.

ROCKMORE

I’m pretty sure, people are going to be knocking my door down. So, take him to your place, Holy.

SAMURAI

Sam.

ROCKMORE

Yeah, Hal.

SAMURAI

Why don’t you just leave too?

ROCKMORE

It’s something I learned a while back, there Hal. It’s just better to let trouble come knocking at your door, then to go and find it in the streets and in the gutters, where your supposed to find it.

SAMURAI

Oh, I think I understand that.
Rockmore begins to push them out of the door.

ROCKMORE

Use the back way there, Holy.
Samurai turns and hugs Rockmore.

SAMURAI

Thank you, friend.

ROCKMORE (resistant)

Yeah, yeah, whatever...

Rockmore pulls free and pushes them out of the door.

INT. DR. CYBER’S LABATORY
Dr. Cyber stands up from a chair that faces the T.V. She turns it off.

CYBER

That’s where I’ll find him, Rockmore’s.

Dr. Cyber begins to leave the lavatory.

CYBER

Dr. Jokeo and Dr. Doko, I’m leaving. I’m off to find my creation. Watch the place for me.

Dr. Cyber leaves frame.

Jokeo and Doko look at one another, smile, and begin to run towards the television set.

Jokeo and Doko sit in front of the T.V. and speak in Japanese.

JOKEO

I hope the Partridge Family is on. I love Danny Partridge.

DOKO

I hear that he is a drug addict now.

JOKEO

No, no, no. That was before he went to prison and met many, men.

DOKO

Oh, I see.

JOKEO

Now he’s married and a comedian. I saw him on Arsenio Hall.

DOKO

I always like Keith Partridge better.

(BEAT)

He’s like Dick Clark, he takes that medicine and never gets old.

INT. BAR - NIGHT
Holy Would and Samurai sit at a bar drinking.
Holy feels his arm.

HOLY WOULD

I always liked men that were build, but you’re really built.

Samurai drinks his drink

SAMURAI

Few men have got what I have got.

HOLY WOULD

Really?

SAMURAI

Really.

Holy studies him for a moment.

HOLY WOULD

What made you the man that you are today?

SAMURAI
(reflecting)

Well, I don’t really know.

(BEAT)

It was kind of like, being born, and being fully aware, fully functional.

HOLY WOULD
(looking with lust filled eyes)

Just how functional are you?

SAMURAI

My programs show, all systems to be in full function.

CUT TO:


INT. ROCKMORE’S OFFICE - NIGHT
Rockmore sits alone at his desk in the dark. He pours himself a shot of whisky and drinks it.

There is a knock at the door. Rockmore hears it but just pours himself another drink and shoots it down.

The doorknob is turned. The door is slowly opened.

Sabrina puts her head cautiously through the door. She slowly moves into the office.

ROCKMORE

I. . .

Sebrina jumps into a martial arts stance.

ROCKMORE (smiling)


Tasty...

(BEAT)

I knew some evil force would come to find me here,
tonight.
Didn’t think that it’d be so deadly.

Rockmore pours another drink and shoots it down.

ROCKMORE

Care for one?

Sebrina changes from a tough attitude to a more seductive one.
She goes and sits on the corner of his desk.

SEBRINA

Hear that you,ve encountered that Atomic Samurai Cop.

ROCKMORE

One hears a lot of things... Some things are true, some things aren’t.

SEBRINA
(intensity comes over her face)

So, which is this one?

ROCKMORE

Depends who’s asking.

Sabrina, like a cat, crawls over to Rockmore. She comes very close to his face.

SEBRINA

Let’s just call me an interested party, who’s willing to pay for whatever she gets.

Rockmore laughs. He stands up and faces the outside window. The cars moving through the nighttime streets can be seen below.

ROCKMORE

I’ve paid for it in the past. Never really felt like I got my monies worth.

Sabrina come closer to him and stands face to face.

Sabrina slowly kisses Rockmore.

SEBRINA

Sounds like you’ve been shopping at the wrong market.

ROCKMORE (with a smirk)

Listen toots, I’ve been up and down every street in this city; around every which way it goes; a dames just a dame.

SEBRINA

How soon we forget.

(BEAT)

Sammy.

Sabrina and Rockmore both smile. They kiss passionately.

DISSOLVE TO:


EXT. STREET SCENE - NIGHT
Holy Would and Samurai walk hand in hand.

Two gang members come up to them.

GANG MEMBER 1 (laughing)

Look at this dude, what’s he think he is from the planet crypton.

GANG MEMBER 2

Nice chick you got there, metal man. And, check out his sky piece.

The gang members continue to taunt Samurai and Holy Would.

Samurai looks at Holy.

SAMURAI

Bad?

HOLY WOULD

Bad.

Samurai engages them in a fight, killing them.

He looks at Holy.

SAMURAI

I think Sam is going to be mad at me.

HOLY WOULD

Mad at you! He’s going to be bouque pissed at me.

CUT TO:


INT. ROCKMORE’S OFFICE - NIGHT
Rockmore enters frame, coming up off of the ground. He is putting his clothing back on.

SEBRINA (O.S.)

You’re as good as ever.

ROCKMORE

Not getting older babe, just getting better.

Sabrina enters frame, pulling her clothing on, as well.
The telephone rings. Both Rockmore and Sabrina jump.

ROCKMORE

Damn.

The telephone rings again. Rockmore picks it up.

ROCKMORE

Yeah.

EXT. STREET SCENE - NIGHT

Samurai is talking into his helmet microphone.

SAMURAI

I know that you said, all the violence getting me into trouble...

INT. ROCKMORE’S OFFICE - NIGHT

ROCKMORE

Damn it, Hal, what did you do now?

SEBRINA

Who’s Hal?

Rockmore brushes her away.

EXT. STREET SCENE - NIGHT

SAMURAI

Well, these guys were bothering Holy and me.
INT. ROCKMORE’S OFFICE - NIGHT

ROCKMORE

Put Holy on the line.
EXT. STREET SCENE - NIGHT

SAMURAI

I don’t think I can do that, Sam.

INT. ROCKMORE’S OFFICE - NIGHT

ROCKMORE

Are there any cops on the scene?
EXT. STREET SCENE - NIGHT

SAMURAI

No, not yet Sam.

INT. ROCKMORE’S OFFICE - NIGHT

ROCKMORE

All right, listen and listen tight, Hal. Get over to Holy’s place and I’ll be right there. You understand, get over there. And, don’t kick anyone else’s ass en route! Okay?

EXT. STREET SCENE - NIGHT

SAMURAI

All right, Sam.

HOLY WOULD Is he really pissed? What did he say to do?


SAMURAI

He said that we should go to your place.
Holy’s eyes light up.

HOLY WOULD

My place?

SAMURAI

Your place.

CUT TO:


INT. ROCKMORE’S OFFICE - NIGHT

SEBRINA

Was that him? That was him, wasn’t it? I know it was.

Rockmore grabs his hat and puts it on.

SEBRINA

Listen Sammy, I’m not fooling around; that was him and I need him, now! I told you I’d pay.

Rockmore looks at her, smiles, he leans over and kisses her softly.

Sabrina’s eyes are still opened.

Rockmore pulls back. He punches her in the jaw. Sabrina falls into Rockmore’s arms. He lays her down on the ground.

ROCKMORE

Sorry, kitten, he’s not for sale.

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. COL. YANNIN’S HEADQUARTERS.
The room is dimly lighted.

Three soldiers walk into Yannin’s presence; they salute.

SOLDIER 1

Reporting for duty, Sir.

Yannin walks around the three soldiers standing at attention, inspecting them. He walks to the front of them, adjusts himself and angrily stares back at them.

YANNIN

You men, look like, Hell! What have you been doing, hiring yourselves out to those wanta be GI’s down in the Gang War Zone?

Yannin walks up face to face with soldier one.

YANNIN

Well, have you soldier?

SOLDIER 1 (very nervous)

Well... Yes, Sir. We thought, since you didn’t need us for a few weeks... And, the women, in the Gang Zone, Sir...

YANNIN

Women make you weak. Do your loins control your mind, soldier?
Soldier 2 begins to laugh a bit.

Yannin goes face to face with him.

YANNIN

You find something funny here, Soldier?

SOLDIER 2

No, Sir!

YANNIN

You men are becoming a bad as the local police. I trained you on how to set yourself apart from all other warriors. I gave all of my years of wisdom. All the training that a cosmic mercenary should carry with them. And, you sell yourselves out like some cheap whores.

SOLDIER 3

But, we thought that it would be good to keep killing, Sir.

Yannin goes up face to face with soldier 3

YANNIN

Did I speak to you?

SOLDIER 3

No, Sir.

YANNIN

And, is killing what it is all about! No! it is not!

(reflecting - BEAT)

That smell, that taste, that moment when you see the life leave a person form. As, their blood: warm, wet...

Yannin is breathing harder, licking his lips. He catches himself.

YANNIN

Is that what it is about?

SOLDIERS 1, 2, 3

Sir , no, Sir!
Yannin looking them over.

YANNIN

You damn right that is what it’s about! But, it’s not about money, it’s not about women. Hell, go out to Hollywood Blvd. and you can get both of those.
Death is about honor. And, taking that honor from another human being. Do you understand me?

SOLDIERS, 1, 2, 3

Sir, yes, Sir.

YANNIN

All right then. Now we have a new understanding.

(BEAT)

Men, your assignment is to go out and capture that Atomic Samurai Cop.

SOLDIER 3

Sir, you mean the one that we...

Yannin gives a cold hard look at Soldier 3. He stops speaking.

YANNIN

I’ve been getting no cooperation from local authorities. I want you to go out there and get him.

SOLDIER 1

By what ever method necessary?

YANNIN

Yes, yes Son.

(beginning to laugh)

By whatever method necessary. We can always put him back together again.

Yannin comes to attention. The men follow his lead and come to attention, as well.

YANNIN

Dismissed.

The men perform an about face and exit frame.

Camera goes tight onto Yannin. He stands there and begins to smile.