American History X Essay

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SWEENEY Nothing here. Is everything all right over there? DANNY Everything's fine.SWEENEY How's it comin'? DANNY I'm doing it right now.CMRIS Who is it, dude? DANNY (covering the receiver) It's Sweeney.CHRIS Who?! Why is he calling here!? Fuck you, Sweeney! Asshole! JASON (grabbing the receiver) Get a fucking job, you reggie! Danny grabs the receiver back and yells at his friends.DANNY You fuckers are going to get me booted! (into the receiver) Dr. Sweeney? I'm sorry, man.SWEENEY Just make sure it's on my desk tomorrow, Danny.DANNY It'll be there, alright!? SWEENEY It better be.Sweeney hangs up abruptly. Danny slams the phone on the hook, gives it TME FINGER, and looks at his friends.DANNY Let's go.CUT TO: EXT. CAMMERON'S HOUSE PARTY - NIGHT A TRUCK sits across the street.INT. TRUCK - DEREK AND SETH They sit in the car as a band JAMS from Cam's house.Shiftless Seth throws on a black CRO-MAG t-shirt and tosses his work shirt in the back. He wolfs down a burger as Derek rolls his foot on a basketball on the floor.SETH You're an idiot if you ask me.DEREK I'm not asking you.SETH What if he writes something stupid and that nigger turns you in? Jesus. He didn't testify, Der. They can use that shit and re-try you.Derek takes a long stare at Seth, who devourshis burger.DEREK Sweeney's not gonna do anything, Seth.He helped get me released.Seth is a pathetic vision to Derek. Derek stares at him for several moments.DEREK I'm out, Seth.Seth wipes his mouth and casually meets eyes with Derek.DEREK I'm only going to tell you this once so pay attention. I'm done, Seth. I don't want you to come near me...near Dan...I want you to leave my family alone.Seth stares and laughs at Derek.SETH You're serious.DEREK I'm dead fucking serious. No more phone calls, no more visits, no more nothing.Seth doesn't know what to say.DEREK We don't exist as far as you're concerned, Seth.SETH I can't believe I'm hearing this shit come out of your mouth.DEREK Believe it, Seth. Believe it. I spent over three years away from my family. My family, Seth. For what? SETH For your country, fuckhole, that's what. I'd do a hundred years before I felt like that.Seth gets out, slams the door, and walks to the party.SETH You're a motherfucking traitor! Derek stares out the window and sighs.EXT. STREET - DEREK'S POV He watches the house. Suddenly, Danny, Chris and Jason skate up to the residence and follow Seth inside.DEREK What the--? Shit.INT. CAMMERON'S HOUSE - THE FRONT DOOR CUT TO: DICK NIXON plays a punk version of WHITE CHRISTMAS as skins slam dance.EXT. CAMMERON'S BACK PATIO - A SKINHEAD His face is tattooed with crow's feet and prison ink.CASSANDRA, a frail, older, English woman with green hair and multiple piercings, approaches JASON at the keg.CASSANDRA You're full of shit! JASON If he ain't here, he's comin'.INT. HOUSE - MORE SLAMMING Chris, Danny and Jason pound beer and huck DARTS at a picture of O.J. SIMPSON. Seth violently slams past the kids. Derek walks in.CHRIS Yo! What's up,...

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