General Script posted December 30, 2015 Chapters:  ...27 28 -29- 30 


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Ryan closes the case.

A chapter in the book Vigilante

Case Solved.

by Tomes Johnston


Background:
 
A billionaire software-magnate named Harry Ford engineers a computer system that is designed to predict terrorist activity and violent crimes by monitoring telephone networks, the internet and surveillance cameras. Ford has full access to this system and plans to use it to stop the blight of terrorism. He enlists the help of Jeff Ryan, an ex-Private Military Contractor (PMC), and they form a team to fight violent crimes. They are hunted by the Metropolitan Police and PMC agents who are after Ryan. Government officials want to take control of the system for their own ends, but nobody can be trusted with this powerful system.
 
Characters:
 
RYAN, 40s: Ex-military and former Private Military Contractor (PMC).
DETECTIVE COOPER, 30s: Female, smart, pretty, and tough.
HARRY FORD, 50s: Director of a subversive organisation, body stiff from some old, deep wounds.
DENISE BECK: Member of Parliament.
MILLER, 40s: Another MP. Married with kids. Was in a relationship with Denise Beck.
DETECTIVE FIELD, 40s: Stocky Murder detective.
STEELE: Field’s ex-partner.
AL PRIEST, 30s: Gangster.
ANDY, 21: Delinquent son of a gang lord.
JANE, 30s: Beautiful ex love of Ryan.
BILL ROBERTS: Former criminal.
 
SCENE 29
 
EXT. WEMBLEY STADIUM, NIGHT
Ford, in the back of his town car, watches through the window as Miller and his son line up with the crowds waiting to get into the game.
 
FORD
Thanks, Ryan. Good work.
 
Ford hangs up the phone.
 
INT. MP OFFICE, DAY
Beck is tuned out while the new Police and Crime Commissioner is sworn in. She checks her phone, but there’s nothing from Steele. She has just lost her formal authority over the police.
 
POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER
Miss Beck?
 
She looks up, stands to her feet and congratulates her replacement.
 
BECK
I’ll give you what I have on the current investigation, as you will be taking control of the situation from now on. Let's listen to the 999 call he made the night in question.
 
Beck signals to an assistant, who is standing over a tape recorder. As she turns she catches sight of Ryan standing outside the MP Office. He smiles, and Beck is shaken to her core. The assistant hits play. Beck looks away from Ryan, but the voice that plays isn't the defendant's: It's hers.
 
BECK (V.O.) (CONT)
Then you take care of Miller, tonight. And Steele, don’t mess this up, or I'll take care of you the same way I took care of Priest.
 
Beck stands there, suddenly alone. She clutches at her wrists, looking outside the office, but Ryan is gone.
 
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM, DAY
Dunne and another policeman Ryan kneecapped trying to abduct Michael Priest are in bed, hooked up to IV drugs, watching the lead item on the news: Beck being led out of court in handcuffs. The recuperating policemen look up as a group of uniformed policemen walk in, led by Cooper, who reads them their rights.
 
INT. NEW SCOTLAND YARD, DAY
Roberts is being questioned by a detective.
 
DETECTIVE
So these men start shooting and you just ran. You say you don't know what happened to Steele?
(pause)
And this mystery man, the one who saved your life. Did you get a good look at him?
 
Roberts thinks for a minute, deciding what to say.
 
ROBERTS
It was too dark in there, but I got a good look at those policemen, though.
 
The detective looks away.
 
EXT. NEW SCOTLAND YARD, DAY
Field walks along the line of cars, looking for his new wheels. He finds it in the parking lot, unlocks the door and climbs inside, stiff, and in pain.
 
INT. CRUISER, DAY
Field checks the paperwork, puts the key in the ignition, but freezes as a pistol is pressed to the back of his head.
 
RYAN
Good to see you again, Detective Field. Let's go for another drive.
 
Field doesn't look surprised, and he looks resigned to his fate as he drives off.
 
FIELD
I know I'm a dead man. It’s just a matter of time before they get me, anyway.
 
Field pulls out of New Scotland Yard.
 
RYAN
No one knows you're involved. I took care of everything. They'll be too busy looking for Steele. The police will think he's made a run for it. The gangs and the mob will think he's gone witness protection.
 
FIELD
Is that where he is? Witness Protection?
 
RYAN
No, Lee. He's in the trunk.
 
Field looks at Ryan. He's not kidding. Field looks uncomfortable.
 
RYAN (CONT)
I gave him a choice, and he chose wrong. Unfortunately, I had to shoot him with your gun, and you'd have a hard time explaining that. Pull over at the next light. I'm not coming along this time.
 
FIELD
Coming where?
 
RYAN
Thames Barrier, nobody’s going to find him out there for a long time, but you get to get rid of the body yourself. I'll be in touch.
 
Ryan turns the pistol around, drops it on the seat next to Field, and steps out. Field, defeated, waits for the light to turn green.
 
END OF SCENE 29

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