33. Zurbriggen – big smile, big afro – answering


1. Walnut Hills H.S. – EXT.

 


2. Walnut Hills H.S. - INT.

 


3. Walnut Hills H.S. SHOP CLASS - EXT.

 


4. Mr. Carey lecturing at blackboard to students

 


5. tussle with boy who sat behind me, at our desks

 


6. He rubbing sore butt, Mr. Carey paddling me, Carey's office

 


7. model rocket about to crash near end of parabolic flight path

 


8. me seated in Mr. Carey's office AND back and forth eye contact between me, Carey

 


9. montage pic – shop projects – rocket, miter box, sawing, hammering

 


10. Mr. Carey shows me tally sheet, adds up to almost an A (1,401 points)

 


11. me seated, arms outstretched, 'splaining

 


12. English class – two tall Black guys, behind me, at desks, laughing

 


13. family dinner table – INT. – Dad announces we're moving to California

 


14. Peter – bubble pic, California beach, bikini blonde

 


15. black VW squareback, loaded to gills, traversing Rocky Mtns. EXT

 


16. EXT. – palm trees, family car arriving Southern California, house visible from car windows

 


17. Portola Jr. High School – EXT. very drab compared to Walnut Hills

 


18. a quonset hut on an athletic field

 


19. group of white kids, Mexican kids. EXT. outside one of the school bldgs

 


20 - 24 (reserved)


25. Damian – holding a fruit juice carton – warning me, looking worried – “Mendez.”

 


26. Music class – drum set, piano – kids, teacher

 


27. Danny Mendez pokes me in the back

 


28. Danny Mendez slugs me in the gut

 


29. Danny smiles, teeth gap, his friends guffaw

 


30. Portola Shop Class – INT., big tables, boys seated

 


31. Mr. Welch – fiery, lecturing – bubble cloud of Iwo Jima flag raising

 


32. Mr. Welch – lecturing, pointing at Zurbriggen

 

 


34. Mr. Welch – excitedly – WHAT!?

 


35. Zurbriggen – chagrined, correcting himself – boys smile

 


36. EXT. – California foothills, Boy Scouts – gorilla patrol

 


37. Carl Watson – juxtaposed with Jesse Sanchez

 


38. Kevin Story – pushing me just before Science class

 


39. me, wheeling around and kicking an aghast Story in the nuts

 


40. EXT. – Portola grounds, confrontation, lots of kids, Kevin points off in distance

 


41. afterschool Monday – EXT. pkg. lot of Akron's, Kevin approaching me

 


42. Kevin hits me, BAM, instant TKO.

 


43. Science class – geeky teacher at blackboard

 


44. kids at desks looking at filmstrip screen showing a variety of drugs, paraphernalia

 


45. teacher at blackboard asks question, Charmaine raising her hand and covers mouth w/ other

 


46. Charmaine chuckles, still seated – teacher astonished

 


47. all the other kids stare at her in amazement

 


48. two hippie-chick girls from Portola, looking zonked after smoking maybe grape leaves

 

(to be cont.)