HERE IS THE ITEM I PROMISED YOU THAT SHE WOULD SEND

HERE IS THE ITEM I PROMISED YOU THAT SHE WOULD SEND

HERE IS THE ITEM I PROMISED YOU THAT SHE WOULD SEND. I AM WRITING THIS ON THE

SCRIPT ITSELF TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT SOME OF THE CODES MEAN. EXT = EXTERIOR; INT =

INTERIOR; V.O. = VOICE OVER; O.S. = OFF SCREEN; AND O.C. = OFF CAMERA. I AM NOT

EXACTLY SURE WHAT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OFF SCREEN AND OFF CAMERA IS. ANYWAY,

YOU CAN ERASE THIS PARAGRAPH IF YOU WANT A CLEAN COPY OF THE SCRIPT. I JUST

THOUGHT YOU OUGHT TO KNOW SOME OF THESE CODES AS I FOUND THEM CONFUSING AT

FIRST.

 

FADE IN:

EXT. Looking up at the starry sky - NIght

We see a star that is slowly moving across a background of unmoving stars,

perhaps like a satellite. Then it starts heading toward us and appears to

brighten.

ROLL CREDITS

CUT TO:

EXT. outer space - cONTINUOUS

We are behind the bright light now and see that it is heading toward Earth. We

watch as it slowly descends into Earth's atmosphere.

CUT TO:

EXT. a two-lane desert highway - dAY

A charter bus is moving down the highway. It slows and turns onto a lesser-paved

road. The bus continues and finally arrives at it destination, a dead end at a

modern-looking visitors' center. The bus door opens and the PASSENGERS (mostly

young women) exit and approach a FEMALE PARK RANGER who is waiting for them. She

is wearing a name badge that says "Donna." Behind her we see the entrance to the

center and parked out in front, behind a roped-off area, is Nancy Archer's

convertible.

END CREDITS

Donna

(in a

mechanical and wooden way like she has done this a thousand times)

Hello! And welcome to the Nancy

Cobb Archer Visitors Center and Historic Landmark. I'm Donna. Since it opened,

this center has entertained and enlightened over 200,000 people such as

yourselves,

(pointing to everyone)

who have come here to better

understand the life of one special woman. Step this way, won't you?

Donna turns and heads into the center, beckoning the others to join her. They

all follow her into the center.

CUT TO:

INT. a darkened theater with movie screen - cONTINUOUS

Everyone takes a seat and Donna stands in front of the room. On the wall is a

night photograph from low-angle of a gigantic Nancy Archer standing near some

high-tension wires. A spotlight shines on Donna.

Donna

Everybody comfy? Good. Please

remain seated at all times during the presentation. Keep your hands on the

armrests and your feet flat on the floor in front of you.

We see the audience getting ready by following her instructions.

DONNA

If you experience dizziness at any

time during the presentation, simply look away from the screen. And please, no

flash photography during the presentation. It's annoying and a complete waist of

film, okay? Everybody set?

Donna gives a big smiling wave to the projectionist. The spotlight goes out and

the film begins. We see the leader of the film count down, BEEP, and begin.

On film we see DR. LOEB, a very nerdish professor in a tweed jacket with elbow

patches, a matching vest, bow tie, and a pipe. He is seated at a desk and there

are science books and a microscope in a bookcase behind him. In the room are

various medical and scientific instruments.

Dr. Loeb

How do you do. My name is Doctor

Victor Loeb. In this modern supersonic age, it sometimes seems that we have lost

out capacity to be amazed.

He stands and comes around to the front of his desk.

DR. LOEB (CONT'D)

Science has made the miraculous

commonplace and we have become smug in our dominion over nature herself.

He walks over to stand next to a medical supply case.

DR. LOEB (CONT'D)

But I am well aware that there are

also among you the morbidly curious, who have been attracted by the more

provocative and, let's not mince words, lurid aspects of this case. Well, you

will not be disappointed. For this is, I must warn you, a shocking story. But it

is a story that must be told. So now prepare your minds for a new scale of

experience. And remember, everything you are about to see is absolutely true.

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. a TWO-LANE DESERT HIGHWAY - dAY

We see NANCY ARCHER driving the convertible that was in the background at the

visitor’s center. She is a tall blonde, busty and leggy; not too bright. She

completely conforms to the stereotype of a "trophy wife." She is wearing a

pendant that displays a monstrously huge 30-caret diamond. On her finger we see

a simple gold band wedding ring. Her blonde hair blows freely in the wind as she

drives.

Nancy archer (V.O.)

My story begins on a day not so

different from any other. I suppose it could have happened anytime to any woman.

Looking back now, I realize most my days were smothered in routine; safe,

predictable routine that felt so much like a life. Well, all that was about to

change.

Nancy picks up a car radiophone and presses out a number while she drives. It

rings.

Sylvia (O.S.)

Cobb enterprises.

NANCY ARCHER

Sylvia?

SYLVIA (O.S.)

Yes.

NANCY ARCHER

It's Mrs. Archer.

SYLVIA (O.S.)

Oh, hi!

NANCY ARCHER

I'm just calling to confirm dinner

with my father.

SYLVIA (O.S.)

Yes, he has it on his calendar,

Mrs. Archer, and I reminded him when he left to meet with the mayor.

NANCY ARCHER

Good. Can I speak with my husband,

please?

SYLVIA (O.S.)

(hesitantly)

Ah...he's...ah..I'm afraid he's

not in the office.

NANCY ARCHER

(confused)

Oh?

sYLVIA (O.S.)

I believe he mentioned a

meeting...ah...a meeting out of the office.

NANCY ARCHER

Do you know when he'll be back?

SYLVIA (O.S.)

(with

some compassion)

I don't know Mrs. Archer, he just

said that he had a meeting....somewhere.

NANCY ARCHER

Thanks.

SYLVIA (O.S.)

You're welcome, Mrs. Archer.

NANCY ARCHER

Bye.

SYLVIA (O.S.)

Bye.

Nancy hangs up the phone and drives on, a bit confused.

CUT TO:

EXT. Main road through town - cONTINUOUS

It is a sleepy little desert town with about a mile-long main drag. Hardly

anyone is on the streets. One who is, is MR. INGERSOL, a paunchy, middle-aged

shop-keeper who is putting up a small banner on the side of his store that says,

RELOCATING SOON TO `COBB ANTRIUM,' ANOTHER `COBB ENTERPRISES' DEVELOPMENT. Nancy

drives up to his shop, parks, exits her car and approaches him. He sees her and

smiles.

Mr. ingersol

Oh, hello Nancy.

NANCY ARCHER

(smiling)

Good morning, Mr. Ingersol. How

are you?

MR. INGERSOL

Fine. Yourself?

NANCY ARCHER

Fine thanks.

MR. INGERSOL

Good.

Nancy stops in front of the banner and looks it over.

MR. INGERSOL (CONT'D)

(gesturing to the banner)

Well, what do you think?

NANCY ARCHER

It's not going to feel the same

coming into town and not seeing your shop.

MR. INGERSOL

Progress, Nancy. Not much one man

can do to stop it. Well, I figure it's best for business. At least that's the

way your father explains it.

NANCY ARCHER

(with

resignation)

Yes, well, my father's good at

explaining things.

MR. INGERSOL

(noticing her huge diamond)

I don't know what shines brighter,

you or that pendant. I remember making it for your mother. I'm glad to see you

wearing it, she'd be so pleased to see it around your neck.

NANCY ARCHER

(a bit

self-consciously)

Thank you.

MR. INGERSOL

Well, I'd better get back to the

till.

NANCY ARCHER

Bye, Mr. Ingersol.

MR. INGERSOL

Bye, Nancy.

Nancy smiles to him as he leaves, but her smile turns to concern as she once

again looks at the banner. Nancy turns away and walks slowly, crossing the main

street to the other side.

NANCY ARCHER (V.O.)

I think I've got a pretty good

handle on most of the things in my life. I know that there are certain areas

where I'm having problems, I admit that, but I'm working on them and things can

change.

Nancy walks up to a door. On the door is a sign that says, THEODORA CUSHING,

Ph.D.

CUT TO:

INT. Dr. Cushing's office - mOMENTS LATER

It is a psychologist's office, wood paneled and nicely furnished in a homey,

non-threatening way. Nancy and Dr. Cushing sit in chairs facing each other.

There is a slowly turning ceiling fan and wooden blinds mute the light. DR.

CUSHING, the psychologist, is an attractive middle-aged woman who wears glasses

and dresses professionally.

NANCY ARCHER

When I confronted Harry, he said

he would stop; that he'd end the affair.

Dr. cushing

Have there been other affairs?

NANCY ARCHER

This is different. He loves me. He

really does. It's not easy being married to the boss' daughter. That's why I

have to be patient...Why it is important that I make life easier.

DR. CUSHING

Easier for whom?

NANCY ARCHER

Harry....My father....

DR. CUSHING

What about you?

NANCY ARCHER

What about me?

DR. CUSHING

What about making life easier for

yourself?

NANCY ARCHER

(appearing anxious)

I have to go.

DR. CUSHING

The hour isn't up.

NANCY ARCHER

I'm having dinner with my father.

He's on a tight schedule and he's expecting me.

Nancy stands up to go and we appreciate how tall she is. She opens her purse to

check inside and then clasps it shut pinching her finger. Suddenly her face

changes as she cries out and becomes enraged. She turns to hurl her purse, but

quickly regains control of herself.

DR. CUSHING

Nancy? Do you ever get angry?

NANCY ARCHER

(cautiously)

Everybody gets angry.

DR. CUSHING

What do you do when you get angry?

Nancy can't bring herself to answer.

CUT TO:

EXT. mAIN ROAD THROUGH TOWN - eVENING

Nancy drives out of town and onto a two-lane desert road. She is thinking about

what Dr. Cushing asked.

DR. CUSHING (V.O.)

(in

Nancy's thoughts)

Nancy, what do you do when you get

angry?

The further Nancy drives, the sadder she becomes. Suddenly, we see a BRIGHT

COLORED LIGHT reflecting off of her windshield...but it is only the neon sign to

TONY'S SHANGRA-LA, a local motel. Nancy pulls in and parks. She steps from her

car and looks at a black Porsche parked next to her. She walks over to it.

Realizing whose it is she becomes even more depressed. 

DR. CUSHING (V.O.)

(in

Nancy's thoughts)

Nancy, what do you do when you get

angry?

Nancy looks down and sees some large rocks by the plants that line the motel

walks. Impulsively she picks up a large rock requiring two hands to lift. She

carries it over to the Porsche and, in a sudden fury, raises the rock over her

head ready to smash the car. But just as suddenly, she regains control of

herself and takes no action but to set the rock down. Beside herself, she walks

over to her own car and becomes desperate.

NANCY ARCHER

Harry! Harry, you promised!

In her desperation she begins to HONK the horn of her car. The MOTEL OPERATOR

comes running out of his office and approaches her.

Motel operator

He ain't here, Mrs. Archer.

NANCY ARCHER

(motioning toward the Porsche)

That's his car.

MOTEL OPERATOR

(trying to cover, but knowing she's wise to it)

Maybe he ran out of gas and he

left it.

NANCY ARCHEr

(to

herself in depressed realization)

He doesn't care who knows.

MOTEL OPERATOR

(annoyed)

Let's call it a night. Go home.

Have some coffee, maybe.

NANCY ARCHER

(insulted)

I'm not drunk.

MOTEL OPERATOR

(defensive)

You don't have to be drunk to

drink coffee. It's a free country.

NANCY ARCHER

Tell him that!

MOTEL OPERATOR

There is nobody here to tell,

honest!

NANCY ARCHER

(getting back into her car)

Please. Tell him.

Nancy drives away.

CUT TO:

INT. motel room - cONTINUOUS - nIGHT

HARRY ARCHER watches out the window as Nancy drives away. He turns to his

companion, HONEY PARKER, a busty red-head who is struggling to get her clothes

back on and has to clamber about the room to find them all.

HARRY ARCHER

You're not going to let something

like this ruin the whole night, are you?

HONEY PARKER

There comes a point in a

relationship when you start to realize what your prospects are. Well, we have

plateaued at motel room flings, Harry, and that is nowhere good enough for Mrs.

Parker's little girl, Honey.

HARRY ARCHER

(casual; munching on some nuts)

You're taking this sort of thing

way too personal.

HONEY PARKER

(still

dressing)

You bet I do. I have had a long

time to figure out women like that...spoiled...rich...I've been painting their

fingernails and washing their hair since I was twelve years old.

As honey struggles to put on her stockings she gets a run in one of them.

HONEY PARKER (CONT'D)

Shit!

HARRY ARCHER

Honey.....I..

HONEY PARKER

Why do you put up with it, Harry?

Why do you make me put up with it? Just leave. Walk out. She don't deserve you,

anyway.

HARRY ARCHER

I'm not leaving until I can take a

big slice of old man Cobb's pie with me.

HONEY PARKER

So? Community property, dump her!

HARRY ARCHER

The old man made me sign a

prenuptial.

HONEY PARKER

(exasperated)

Jesus!

Harry Comes over and puts his arms around Honey.

HARRY ARCHER

Look, all we have to do is find

the right angle and we're set. Every day I go into that office, I find out where

a couple of more bodies are buried. Just leave it up to Harry. Harry's got a

handle on everything.

Honey softens and kisses Harry.

HONEY PARKER

You know what her problem really

is?

HARRY ARCHER

Nancy? Yeah, like you said, she's

spoiled and rich.

HONEY PARKER

Her real problem is she actually

loves you.

Harry and Honey kiss again and begin to undress each other.

CUT TO:

EXT. The El Monte drive-in theater - nIGHT

A police cruiser is in the parking lot, hiding alongside the main highway to get

speeders. DEPUTY CHARLIE SPOONER is returning to the cruiser from the drive-in's

food bar carrying food. He gets into the car and joins SHERIFF DENBY who is

waiting for him in the driver's seat. The deputy gets in and passes the sheriff

some food. Deputy Spooner is a lean and mean looking man in contrast to the

sheriff, who is fat and easy-going.

Sheriff denby

(looking at his hot dog)

Is there cheese on this dog?

Deputy spooner

You didn't ask for cheese.

SHERIFF DENBY

I don't ask for cheese, because I

always get cheese on my dog.

Suddenly the policemen see Mrs. Archer drive by in her convertible at normal

speed.

DEPUTY SPOONER

That's Mrs. Archer.

SHERIFF DENBY

Yeah.

DEPUTY SPOONER

(suspiciously)

I don't see Mr. Archer with her.

SHERIFF DENBY

Nope, not unless she had him in

the trunk....Cheese, Charlie.

With a long-suffering look, Charlie exits the car to go get the sheriff some

cheese for his hot dog.

CUT TO:

EXT. dirt road cutting through the desert - nIGHT

Nancy Archer drives through the night crying. As she drives she wipes tears from

her face. Suddenly, up ahead is a very BRIGHT LIGHT; it looks like the worst

high beams imaginable. Nancy squints and tries to see. The light becomes so

bright that she can't see. She slams on the breaks and pulls off the road,

coming to a stop. Then, mysteriously, the light is gone. She looks ahead of her

and behind her. But there is nothing but quiet, dark road. Then a light shines

down on her. She looks up and sees that it is clearly a huge flying saucer,

hovering. It bathes her in a deep blue light and begins to move into position

over her car. Desperately she tries to start the car, but it is dead. A

laser-like beam shoots from the underside of the flying saucer and focuses on

her diamond pendent. The car vibrates wildly. The RADIO TURNS ON and changes

stations haphazardly. Suddenly the laser beam goes off and, in terror, Nancy

restarts the car, turns around and drives away. As she races away, she can see

the saucer in her rear-view mirror following her. It passes over her car as it

flies upward and away.

CUT TO:

EXT. The El Monte drive-in theater - nIGHT

Nancy Archer races past the sheriff and deputy.

DEPUTY SPOONER

It's Mrs. Archer!

SHERIFF DENBY

(handing the deputy his drink)

Hold the malted, Charlie.

The sheriff turns on the cruiser and throws it in gear, hitting the SIREN and

racing after her.

CUT TO:

EXT. TONY's SHANGRA-LA Motel - nIGHT

Nancy pulls into the motel fast, and parks.

NANCY ARCHER

Harry! Harry!

She exits her car so fast that she falls onto the parking lot pavement.

CUT TO:

INT. motel room - cONTINUOUS - nIGHT

Harry is in bead humping Honey. They hear Nancy calling Harry's name.

HONEY PARKER

Jesus, this is just so fucking

romantic!

She pushes Harry off of her and walks naked into the bathroom, where she slams

the door to be alone.

CUT TO:

EXT. TONY's SHANGRA-LA Motel - nIGHT - cONTINUOUS

The police cruiser with SIREN WAILING pulls into the motel parking area. The

motel operator runs over to help Nancy to her feet. She is in a panic.

MOTEL OPERATOR

Mrs. Archer! Are you okay?

Nancy is looking up at Harry's room when the light from the cruiser illuminates

her. The sheriff and deputy exit the car and approach her and the motel

operator.

SHERIFF DENBY

What's the trouble Mrs. Archer?

NANCY ARCHER

It was out there! It touched me!

It forced me off the road and then it touched me with a light!

The three men are looking at her as though they are sure that she has been

drinking. Deputy Spooner, chewing on a toothpick, grins and evil grin and eyes

her up and down. Nancy sees him ogling her but is too upset to get angry.

SHERIFF DENBY

What touched you?

Nancy sees that they think she is drunk or crazy and that there is no point in

talking to any of them.

NANCY ARCHER

I want Harry! I want my husband!

DEPUTY SPOONER

(slyly, while leering)

Did somebody out there in the

desert try to put his hands on you, Mrs. Archer?

NANCY ARCHER

(still

wanting to tell someone)

It was big! And it lit up the sky

like a....like a....you've got to believe me. It was there...it was over the

highway.

SHERIFF DENBY

Sure, we believe you Mrs. Archer,

it's just that.....

(slowly leading Nancy to his car)

Why don't you come on and sit in

the squad car and tell us all about it and we'll get you a nice big cup of

coffee.

CUT TO:

EXT. mOTEL ROOM - CONTINUOUS

Harry is watching from his motel window as the police lead Nancy away. He hears

a GLASS SHATTER in the bathroom and the TOILET FLUSH. Honey comes storming out

dressed and ready to leave.

HONEY PARKER

(stopping to put on lip-stick)

A woman has to have a limit. If

she don't have a limit, she's screwed from the get-go.

HARRY ARCHER

(smiling and soothing)

You shouldn't let a thing like

this get to you. It causes wrinkles.

There is a KNOCK ON THE DOOR.

HONEY PARKER

It's her.

HARRY ARCHER

It's not her.

HONEY PARKER

It is. It's her. It's her with a

gun, and an ax, and a bottle of acid.

HARRY ARCHER

(annoyed)

Straighten up the bed, will ya!

HONEY PARKER

Oh, just exactly how stupid do you

think people are?

There is another KNOCK AT THE DOOR. Harry quickly buttons up his shirt and tries

to make himself look presentable.

DEPUTY SPOONER (O.S.)

Mr. Archer, it's Deputy Spooner.

Harry opens the door to see Deputy Spooner standing there alone. Spooner is

chewing his toothpick and looking like the cat that swallowed the canary.

DEPUTY SPOONER (CONT'D)

Evening, Mr. Archer.

HARRY ARCHER

Deputy.

DEPUTY SPOONER

(smirking and looking past Harry)

Hi, Honey.

HONEY PARKER

(disgusted)

Charlie.

HARRY ARCHER

(getting impatient)

Is there something I can do for

you, deputy?

DEPUTY SPOONER

(still

smirking)

Oh yeah. Well, um...I don't know

what you heard, but we had some commotion out there.

(motions to the parking area)

Your wife had some trouble on the

road.

HARRY ARCHER

What kind of trouble?

DEPUTY SPOONER

(smirk

growing bigger)

Spaceship.

HARRY ARCHER

Spaceship?

DEPUTY SPOONER

Ran her right off the road....at

least that's what she said ....Sheriff's taking her back out there to look

around. You might want to think about getting home, Mr. Archer, under the

circumstances.

HARRY ARCHER

Thanks for the advice.

DEPUTY SPOONER

(smirking)

No charge.

(again, looking past Harry)

Night, Honey.

HONEY PARKER

(very

annoyed)

Night, Charlie.

HARRY ARCHER

(emphatically)

Good-night.

DEPUTY SPOONER

Night.

Harry closes the door and turns toward Honey. He looks deep in thought.

HARRY ARCHER

Nancy saw a spaceship....It ran

her off the road.

HONEY PARKER

She crazy or somethin'?

HARRY ARCHER

People who see spaceships....These

are not the people who you want making important decisions....Decisions

about...money. They need help.

HONEY PARKER

(smiling)

You're thinkin' somethin' aren't

ya?

HARRY ARCHER

(begins removing his clothes)

I'm thinking that maybe I ought to

get home to my poor, unstable wife in her time of need.

Honey jumps into his arms.

HARRY ARCHER (CONT'D)

That's my girl.

Harry carries her over to the bed and tosses her onto it. They laugh and begin

to roll around with each other.

CUT TO:

EXT. dIRT ROAD THROUGH THE DESERT - nIGHT

The cruiser has stopped at the place Nancy has shown the sheriff. In the glare

of the headlights Nancy inspects the tire tracks in the dirt.

NANCY ARCHER

Here. See? This is where it forced

me off the road.

SHERIFF DENBY

I can see the tire marks, Mrs.

Archer.

NANCY ARCHER

But you don't believe me?

SHERIFF DENBY

Look at it from my point of view.

All I see are your tracks and nothing else.

NANCY ARCHER

Well, it..it never touched the

ground. Look, you've got to believe me.

Suddenly a very bright light bathes both of them. Nancy points to the light on

the road.

NANCY ARCHER

There!

SHERIFF DENBY

What, Mrs. Archer?

NANCY ARCHER

There! Can't you see!?

SHERIFF DENBY

Yeah, I can see it.

The light turns into the headlights of a car that pulls up and stops behind the

cruiser.

NANCY ARCHER

(dejected when she sees whose car it is)

Why did you call him?

SHERIFF DENBY

Part of the job, Mrs. Archer.

Nancy's father (HAMILTON COBB) steps from the car. He is in his 50s and looks

like a rock-hard, no nonsense, army general in a business suit.

Hamilton Cobb

Sheriff.

SHERIFF DENBY

Mr. Cobb.

HAMILTON COBB

(giving an order)

Get in the car, Nancy. I'll drive

you home.

NANCY ARCHER

I was just trying to explain to

the sheriff....

HAMILTON COBB

Get into the car.

Nancy meekly goes to the car and gets in.

HAMILTON COBB (CONT'D)

Thanks for the call, Danby.

SHERIFF DENBY

Yes, sir. Yes, sir.

HAMILTON COBB

Now, there won't be any tiresome

paperwork about this little incident, will there sheriff?

SHERIFF DENBY

(cowed)

I think the young lady is upset

enough as it is.

HAMILTON COBB

Good-night, sheriff.

Cobb turns on his heel and leaves.

SHERIFF DENBY

Good-night, sir.

CUT TO:

EXT. dIRT ROAD THROUGH THE DESERT - mOMENTS LATER

Cobb is driving Nancy home. He is very angry and she is moping.

HAMILTON COBB

A spaceship? My god, Nancy, why

are you trying to destroy me?

NANCY ARCHER

I saw it.

HAMILTON COBB

(with

anger)

I cut short a meeting with the

mayor this afternoon for you, the mayor, Nancy! And then I get a call from that

scumbag deputy, "Come get your daughter, your hallucinating daughter."

NANCY ARCHER

Why can't you admit for one second

that there's a chance I might be telling the truth?

HAMILTON COBB

It's your mother all over again!

NANCY ARCHER

I saw something.

HAMILTON COBB

You saw nothing! I will not

be made the laughing stock of in this town!

The car passes through the entrance to the long driveway that leads to the Cobb

mansion. After a bit of a drive, the car pulls up the massive and well-lighted

four-story mansion.

CUT TO:

INT. a study in The cobb mansion - mOMENTS LATER

Hamilton Cobb slams down a number of papers before Nancy, who is seated at an

ornate desk.

NANCY ARCHER

What happened to all the papers I

signed yesterday?

HAMILTON COBB

Today there are more.

Nancy signs compliantly as her father removes each paper as soon she finishes

signing and indicates where she should sign the next one.

HARRY ARCHER (O.C.)

Give the girl a break, Hamilton.

Nancy looks up to see Harry standing in the entrance to the study. She is

pleased and relieved to see him.

NANCY ARCHER

Harry.

Nancy starts to stand, but her father presses her back down with a hand to her

shoulder and has her sign one more paper. He then places the papers in a

briefcase and locks it.

HAMILTON COBB

All right, Nancy, you look tired,

why don't you toddle off to bed.

NANCY ARCHER

(stands to leave)

Yes, father.

(approaches Harry)

Harry?

HARRY ARCHER

Go on upstairs, baby, your dad and

I have some business to discuss.

NANCY ARCHER

But...

HARRY ARCHER

I'll be right up.

Nancy, somewhat dejected, leaves the room.

HARRY ARCHER (CONT'D)

So how'd your meeting go with the

mayor?

Nancy leaves the room, but stays outside of the closed door and listens. We see

her reaction as she hears to what the men say.

HAMILTON COBB (O.S.)

I'll worry about the mayor, and

you worry about keeping her in line. And for God's sake, can't you come up with

anything more discrete than Tony's Shangra-La?

HARRY ARCHER (O.S.)

I don't see that what I do is any

of your business!

HAMILTON COBB (O.S.)

I don't care if you cheat on your

wife, but I will not permit you to embarrass me! Especially not now, when we're

this close to getting the zoning switched!

Nancy walks away deeply hurt and heads upstairs.

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. the attic of the cobb mansion - LATER that night

We see a lovely room with an old style Victorian bed. Everything in the room

seems perfect with every chair and curtain in place. There is a window on the

far wall. Suddenly Nancy's face appears outside the window, enormous in size.

But quickly we see that it is a trick of the camera, as the room we have been

viewing turns out to be a room in a dollhouse she is looking over up in the

attic. Nancy walks about the dollhouse, which seems to be a replica of the

actual Cobb mansion. She is comforted by her memories and we sense that she must

have played with this house for many hours when she was a girl.

In the dollhouse is a small doll of a man. Nancy picks it up fondly and holds

him in her hand. She looks gigantic compared with the doll. She smiles at the

doll and lovingly sits him on the roof.

Next she finds a large stuffed teddy bear in a crib that was hers as a baby. She

picks up the bear and hugs it to her chest and then kisses it. She looks at it

fondly. Then, suddenly she sees something in a box nearby. She picks it up. It

is an old photo album. She sits down and turns on a light so she can see it

better and begins to leaf through the pages looking at the photos. The pictures

bring back fond memories. But one photo upsets her. It is a picture of her as a

young girl with her mother. Now she becomes sad and closes the album.

HARRY ARCHER (O.C.)

Make a wish.

NANCY ARCHER

Harry.

Nancy stands to greet Harry, who has entered the attic. He gently touches her

face.

NANCY ARCHER (CONT'D)

You're cold.

He kisses her warmly and she responds.

HARRY ARCHER

Not that cold.

NANCY ARCHER

Why did you lie to me?

HARRY ARCHER

(acting hurt by her insinuation)

Nancy.

NANCY ARCHER

You said you weren't going to see

her anymore.

He sits Nancy back down and kneels before her.

HARRY ARCHER

(with

deep sincerity)

And that's what I was up there

telling her. I had to tell her, didn't I? I had to tell her face to face, didn't

I?

Nancy believes him and softens. She kisses him.

NANCY ARCHER

I don't know what I'd do if I

didn't have you.

HARRY ARCHER

What happened?

NANCY ARCHER

Well, you got so involved in

Daddy's business.....

HARRY ARCHER

No, baby...I mean tonight. What

happened out there in the desert?

NANCY ARCHER

I don't want to talk about

it...I...I...

Harry kisses her to get her relaxed. Nancy smiles and tries to answer him.

NANCY ARCHER (CONT'D)

You'll think I'm crazy.

HARRY ARCHER

Now why would I think something

like that?

NANCY ARCHER

I saw something...in the sky.

Harry hugs her to him and holds her.

CUT TO:

EXT. the desert - nIGHT

A flashlight beam illuminates the skull of a dead cow as Deputy Spooner searches

about. We hear owls HOOT and coyotes HOWL. Spooner is startled by Sheriff Denby

who comes up behind him and touches his shoulder. Spooner whirls his flashlight

about and shines it on the sheriff.

DEPUTY SPOONER

Oh, sheriff.

SHERIFF DENBY

You see anything?

DEPUTY SPOONER

No, no, nothing to report.

We hear a donkey HEE-HAW. Spooner shines his light at the sound. We see

PROSPECTOR EDDIE, and old man leading his jackass as he wanders the desert

looking for gold.

DEPUTY SPOONER (CONT'D)

Oh, hell, it's just Hard-Luck

Eddie.

SHERIFF DENBY

Evening, Eddie.

Prospector eddie

What are you doing out here, Denby?

SHERIFF DENBY

Just doing my job.

PROSPECTOR EDDIE

Yeah, well, you ain't got no claim

out here. This here is my mountain!

SHERIFF DENBY

You seen anything out here

tonight, Eddie?

PROSPECTOR EDDIE

Like what?

DEPUTY SPOONER

Something unusual.

PROSPECTOR EDDIE

This here's the desert, Mr.

Deputy, what you call unusual don't mean much around here.

DEPUTY SPOONER

Did you see something, or not?

PROSPECTOR EDDIE

I seen plenty. I seen hailstones

as big as your head. I seen lightning shoot up out the ground, up into the

clouds. And I heard stuff too. When the wind gets tangled up in them power lines

makes the wire sing like a crazy woman in love. Ha, thirty years out here, there

ain't nothing unusual to me.

SHERIFF DENBY

Thanks a lot, Eddie.

PROSPECTOR EDDIE

Don't mention it, sheriff.

DEPUTY SPOONER

(putting another toothpick in his mouth)

What do you figure she saw?

SHERIFF DENBY

Well, it could have been some kid

in a hot rod...a jet or a helicopter from over to the air base.

(looking up at the sky)

I suppose it could have been

something.

DEPUTY SPOONER

(grinning)

Say, maybe it was a spaceship.

Maybe she ain't crazy, what do you think?

SHERIFF DENBY

I think I've done my job for

tonight and I'm going home to bed. And if you're smart, you'll do the same.

CUT TO:

INT. honey's apartment in town - dAY

Honey is eating some snacks and reading a book while wearing her glasses, when

there is a KNOCK AT HER DOOR. She stands and goes over to the door.

HONEY PARKER

Who is it?

The person knocking raps out "Shave and a hair-cut, two bits." With her guard

chain still on the door, Honey opens it. She sees who it is and opens the chain,

stepping back from the door. Mr. Cobb enters.

HAMILTON COBB

Well, those glasses are new! I

like them.

Mr. Cobb takes the book from Honey's hands and inspects it.

HAMILTON COBB (CONT'D)

`Principles of Accounting and

Management'!

(laughing)

That's new, too!

HONEY PARKER

(removing her glasses)

A girl's gotta plan for the

future.

HAMILTON COBB

You don't have any future! You can

take night courses from now until you stop being pretty, and you still won't

have any future, not with Harry Archer.

HONEY PARKER

Well, maybe that's not the way I

see it.

HAMILTON COBB

You don't see anything beyond the

end of that pretty little nose I paid for.

Mr. Cobb tries to touch her nose, but she defiantly pushes his hand away.

HAMILTON COBB (CONT'D)

Harry only wants what I want. He

doesn't have the imagination to want anything else. He doesn't love you; he

hates me!

HONEY PARKER

You talked to her like this,

didn't you? Chip, chip, chipping away; making her feel smaller and smaller. This

is how you talked to your wife, and this is how you talk to your daughter, isn't

it?

HAMILTON COBB

It's one thing to be smart, and

it's another thing to stay smart all the way around the block. You've still got

a way to go.

HONEY PARKER

Anything in particular you want?

HAMILTON COBB

(lights up a cigar)

Yes, I've ah...well, I'm

anticipating some changes. Once I take care of the mayor and the boys on the

council, things are going to come through quickly.

HONEY PARKER

(sitting before her make-up mirror)

So?

HAMILTON COBB

So? A word to the wise. Don't get

in the way.

HONEY PARKER

What could I do?

HAMILTON COBB

You? Nothing. But Harry might try

something. He can't stop me, but he can interfere with me. You tell him to keep

his head down and his uninspired thoughts to himself.

HONEY PARKER

Why don't you tell him yourself?

HAMILTON COBB

I already have, but you get more

of his attention than I do.

HONEY PARKER

(standing to leave)

Anything else? I have an emergency

set of tips to do.

HAMILTON COBB

You take care of him and there

might be a couple of bucks in it down the line. Who knows, a word in the owner's

ear--you could be promoted to first chair.

HONEY PARKER

Maybe I want more than first chair

and a couple of lousy bucks.

HAMILTON COBB

(as he

leaves the apartment)

Don't want more than you've got

coming to you. You'll end up with nothing at all.

CUT TO:

EXT. a garden on the cobb estate  - dAY

Nancy and Dr. Cushing are walking in the garden. Nancy stops to admire the

flowers.

NANCY ARCHER

I suppose it's all over town.

DR. CUSHING

What is?

NANCY ARCHER

Last night's fiasco.

DR. CUSHING

What exactly happened last night?

NANCY ARCHER

You like the garden? I try to keep

it as nice as my mother did, but it's hard. I don't know how she managed. It's a

gift, I suppose.

DR. CUSHING

Harry told me you had an

experience last night.

NANCY ARCHER

An experience is a nice generic

term, and accurate without any messy details.

DR. CUSHING

I like details.

NANCY ARCHER

Ask Harry; my father; the sheriff.

DR. CUSHING

I'm asking you.

NANCY ARCHER

If I tell you, you'll just get the

face.

DR. CUSHING

The face?

NANCY ARCHER

The poor Nancy face.

(Dr.

Cushing chuckles)

I've had just about as much of

that as I can take.

DR. CUSHING

Well, I'm a pretty good poker

player. Why don't you give it a try?

NANCY ARCHER

I saw something...in the sky...a

spaceship.

DR. CUSHING

Yes.

Nancy turns and walks to a bench where they both sit together.

NANCY ARCHER

Is this how it started with my

mother?

DR. CUSHING

Nancy, you're not your mother.

NANCY ARCHER

But is this how it started...I

mean, seeing things...acting crazy?

DR. CUSHING

There's a big difference between

acting crazy and being crazy.

NANCY ARCHER

Do you believe I saw something?

Don't say that you believe I believe I saw something. You always call me on it

when I try to squirm out of one of your questions. Now it's your turn. Do you

believe me?

DR. CUSHING

Yes.

CUT TO:

EXT. the entrance to the mansion - dAY

Dr. Cushing is leaving. Harry is outside the door waiting for her. He has a

lounge lizard look about him. He has his suit jacket slung over his shoulder and

there is a cigarette dangling from his lips.

HARRY ARCHER

Thought you'd get away without

seeing me?

(walks

over to Dr. Cushing)

Nancy told you about her little

"close encounter?"

DR. CUSHING

Just what do you want me to say,

Mr. Archer? That she's insane because she saw a UFO, that she's incompetent?

HARRY ARCHER

Maybe it runs in the family. Like

mother; like daughter.

DR. CUSHING

I'm late for a meeting.

Dr. Cushing starts to walk away, but Harry follows after her.

HARRY ARCHER

I can't help but think under the

circumstances it would be better if Nancy were to spend a little time, you know,

inside someplace.

DR. CUSHING

I always thought men like you

vanished with the dinosaur and the woolly mammoth, but here you are big as life,

amazing.

HARRY ARCHER

(sarcastically)

Is that a scientific opinion?

DR. CUSHING

It's a very unscientific, very

female opinion. Excuse me.

Dr. Cushing walks away.

CUT TO:

EXT. the cobb mansion swimming pool - dAY

Nancy is swimming the length of the pool underwater. As she surfaces at the

shallow end Harry is waiting for her. Nancy looks up at him.

NANCY ARCHER

Why did you call Dr. Cushing?

HARRY ARCHER

I thought you might want to talk

things out.

(kneeling down and touching her)

I was worried about you.

NANCY ARCHER

You think I'm crazy.

Nancy exits the pool and walks over to her towel. Harry follows her.

HARRY ARCHER

Well, you have to admit, that's

quite a story you've got there.

NANCY ARCHER

It's true.

(seeing Harry's doubtful expression)

Great.

HARRY ARCHER

You might want to think about

getting away. Get some rest.

NANCY ARCHER

The sanitarium, like my mother?

HARRY ARCHER

It might be just what you need.

NANCY ARCHER

What I need is a little proof of

what I saw. I just wish I could make you go out there so you could see for

yourself.

HARRY ARCHER

And if I don't see anything?

NANCY ARCHER

What do you mean?

HARRY ARCHER

I'll go out there with you to try

to find this thing. And if we find it, or any part of it, you get a public

apology from me, your father, the sheriff, everyone. But...

NANCY ARCHER

But?

HARRY ARCHER

But if we don't find anything, you

promise to sign yourself up for a little supervised relaxation.

NANCY ARCHER

I saw something...I'll drive.

Harry is delighted and smiles to himself.

CUT TO:

EXT. mAIN ROAD THROUGH TOWN - dAY

Nancy and Harry are driving through town on their way out to the desert. They

are in Nancy's convertible and the top is down.

HARRY ARCHER

Any particular search pattern in

mind, or you just want to poke around between here and the Pacific Ocean?

NANCY ARCHER

Once we're through town we'll go

into the hills. Then we'll take the long way back to the house on the Old

Country Road.

HARRY ARCHER

And if we don't see anything?

NANCY ARCHER

Then we'll do it all over again.

Harry looks exasperated. Then he notices that they are passing the beauty shop

where Honey works. Honey sees them go by and Harry looks at her and raises his

hands as if to say, Who the hell knows how long this is going to take. Honey

just shakes her head at this new turn of events. As they pass the drive-in, the

sheriff and deputy see them pass.

DEPUTY SPOONER

(slyly)

Well, well, it's Mr. And Mrs.

Archer. Ya figure they patched things up?

CUT TO:

EXT. a TWO-LANE DESERT HIGHWAY - dAY

The Archers are driving along the highway in the bright sunlight. Nothing

unusual has happened. Harry is bored. Without asking what Nancy might want he

turns on the car radio and selects some BIG BAND MUSIC, then closes his eyes and

rests.

CUT TO:

EXT. dIRT ROAD THROUGH THE DESERT - eVENING

They continue to drive, BIG BAND MUSIC still playing, past some huge

high-tension lines that run alongside the road. As night falls, Nancy pulls the

car off the road and stops in the desert. She turns off the ignition, radio, and

lights. She exits the car and looks toward the night sky. She walks off a

distance and looks about. Harry watches her. Finally, he shakes his head and

exits the car.

HARRY ARCHER

Getting late!

Harry walks over to join Nancy.

NANCY ARCHER

Am I supposed to just go quietly?

HARRY ARCHER

Come on, I'll take you to dinner.

You want to stay out here with the scorpions all night.

Nancy continues to watch the starry sky.

HARRY ARCHER (CONT'D)

Look Nancy, I don't know what went

wrong but...

Suddenly we hear an energy surge ZAP and the car RADIO and lights come on.

HARRY ARCHER (CONT'D)

(looking at the car)

What's wrong with that thing?

Suddenly Nancy points up to a light in the sky.

NANCY ARCHER

See! There! I told you! Look at

it!

It is the flying saucer. It comes down low to hover near the surface of the

desert.

HARRY ARCHER

I see it!!

NANCY ARCHER

(leaping for joy)

It's real!! You didn't believe me,

no one believed me, but it's real!!

HARRY ARCHER

Shhhh! Jesus Christ, shut up. You

want it to see you?

NANCY ARCHER

Who cares, as long as you see it!

Nancy goes happily running, almost skipping, toward the huge saucer.

NANCY ARCHER (CONT'D)

Wait until my father hears about

this!

Suddenly a blue beam shoots out from under the saucer and bathes Nancy in light.

NANCY ARCHER (CONT'D)

Harry!

HARRY ARCHER

Shit!

NANCY ARCHER

Harry! Harry!

Harry runs to help her, but the light acts like a force field and he collides

with it and falls backwards. He tries to push his way through the light to get

to Nancy, but it is no use.

NANCY ARCHER

Harry! Harry, don't leave me!

As Harry tries to get through the force field Nancy is beamed up into the

saucer. Harry watches in amazement as the saucer departs with Nancy. Harry looks

down and finds nothing left but one of Nancy's sandals. In a panic he races back

to the car.

CUT TO:

INT. the beauty salon where honey works - nIGHT

Honey is wearing her glasses and studying her books alone in the empty salon

having just closed up for the night. The lights flicker and she thinks she feels

an odd vibration. Honey gets up and walks along the floor of the shop. As she

does so she notices that the light fixtures, which hang by long chains from the

ceiling, are swaying. Frightened, Honey approaches the door that leads to the

roof. But before going through that door, she takes a fire ax from the wall.

Then she enters the door and slowly climbs the stairs to the roof.

CUT TO:

EXT. the beauty salon roof - nIGHT

Honey exits onto the roof carrying her ax. She carefully walks about looking for

someone she thinks might be up there. Looking down she sees Nancy's other

sandal. Suddenly, Nancy steps out of the shadows. She is barefoot and looking a

bit strange.

NANCY ARCHER

Honey. Did your mother call you

that, or was it somebody else?

HONEY PARKER

Mrs. Archer?

NANCY ARCHER

(in a

daze)

Such a sweet name...suits

you...the way you attract men and all. Why are you trying to take my husband

away from me?

HONEY PARKER

How'd you get up here?

Nancy points to the sky.

NANCY ARCHER

Shhhh, it's our secret.

Suddenly Nancy faints and collapses.

HONEY PARKER

Baggage. Why do I always fall for

guys with so much baggage?

CUT TO:

INT. a STUDY IN THE COBB MANSION - nIGHT

We see a photograph of Mr. Cobb shaking hands with President Nixon. Dr. Cushing

looks at it and then heads for the study.

HARRY ARCHER (O.C.)

You're paranoid, old man, I think

the stress is getting to you.

HAMILTON COBB (O.C.)

Is that the sort of line you've

been feeding her? You're an amateur.

As Dr. Cushing enters the study we see Mr. Cobb and Harry talking.

HARRY ARCHER

I don't know; I've had a pretty

good teacher.

Looking shocked at what she is hearing, Dr. Cushing knocks on the wall to

announce her presence even though she has already entered the room.

HAMILTON COBB

(responding to the knocking sound without looking)

Get out!

Mr. Cobb turns to unexpectedly see Dr. Cushing.

HAMILTON COBB (CONT'D)

I'm sorry, doctor.

DR. CUSHING

She's resting.

HAMILTON COBB

Oh? That's....good....resting.

HARRY ARCHER

She still doesn't remember what

happened to her, does she?

DR. CUSHING

No, but it'll come back to her.

HARRY ARCHER

It will?

DR. CUSHING

That's how hysterical amnesia

works. It burns off, a little at a time, like a fog.

Harry pours himself a drink.

HAMILTON COBB

And then she'll be able to tell us

everything?

DR. CUSHING

I do think she's all right. But I

do want to talk to the emergency room doctor about her blood tests.

HARRY ARCHER

Is something wrong?

DR. CUSHING

I don't think so, but the hormone

levels indicate that the tests were run improperly.

HAMILTON COBB

But she's all right? I mean, you

said that. She's not talking about seeing things

(Dr.

Cushing shakes her head, "no")

or anything that would indicate

any kind of, you know, problems?

HARRY ARCHER

Mental breakdown.

HAMILTON COBB

Can you conceive of keeping

your mouth shut for five minutes?!

HARRY ARCHER

You don't care about her

condition, as long as she can still sign your papers so you can keep the money

moving around.

DR. CUSHING

(responding to someone entering)

Nancy?

Nancy walks slowly into the room.

NANCY ARCHER

Dr. Cushing, can you please give

me a ride back into town?

HAMILTON COBB

Go on back upstairs, Nancy, you

need your rest.

NANCY ARCHER

I need to get away from here.

Everybody here thinks I'm crazy. Well, I'm not crazy.

HARRY ARCHER

Of course you're not, baby. If you

want to get out of here, that's fine. I'll take you wherever you want to go.

HAMILTON COBB

I'm not going to let you spirit

her away before she can tell us what you tried to do to her in the desert.

The two men stand arguing face to face with Nancy standing between them.

NANCY ARCHER

Please.

HAMILTON COBB

She's going to tell me everything

that happened. Aren't you, Nancy?

NANCY ARCHER

I don't remember anything.

HARRY ARCHER

You see?

HAMILTON COBB

Don't try to force her to lie for

you, Harry!

NANCY ARCHER

Please, don't fight!

HAMILTON COBB

Don't worry, Nancy. I can handle

him.

HARRY ARCHER

Like you handled her mother?

HAMILTON COBB

You really don't know when to

shut up, do you?

HARRY ARCHER

You went through her money like it

was yours and ended up making her life so miserable that there wasn't anything

left for her to do except kill herself!

Hearing these words, Nancy becomes extremely emotional.

NANCY ARCHER

No! Stop it!

HARRY ARCHER

Stay out of this!

HAMILTON COBB

Not now, Nancy!

Nancy begins to yell at everyone in the room, enough so as to get their

attention and surprise them.

NANCY ARCHER

Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!

Don't you talk about my mother that way! And don't talk about me that way! I am

here! I am in this room! I am a person! I am not a chair, or a.....

Suddenly, Nancy stops yelling. She feels strange. She feels a pain in her ring

finger and looks at it. Her hand is growing! The wedding ring on her hand bursts

off of her finger. The others see this and are shocked. Nancy sits down in a

nearby chair, unsure of the strange feelings gripping her.

NANCY ARCHER

Harry?!

HARRY ARCHER

(begins moving toward her)

What is it, baby?

Mr. Cobb grabs Harry's arm and pulls him back.

HAMILTON COBB

Get away from her!

HARRY ARCHER

You get away from her!

As the men resume their fight Nancy begins to grow noticeably. Dr. Cushing is

alarmed and gets the men's attention as to what is happening.

DR. CUSHING

Gentlemen!

As Nancy starts to grow, her diamond pendant snaps and falls off. Then there are

RIPPING sounds as her clothing begins to burst apart at the seams. Nancy looks

down and sees her feet burst from her shoes.

NANCY ARCHER

(in

terror)

Dr. Cushing, what's happening to

me!

Dr. Cushing is too shocked to answer. Nancy stands up and her bra explodes off

of her. Her breasts, which were large under normal circumstances, burst forth in

bouncy view causing Harry's eyes to go wide and Mr. Cobb to cover his. Nancy

cries out and covers her giant breasts with her hands. As she grows, her

shredded dress and panties begin to fall away and she desperately clutches them

to her crotch with one hand while somewhat failing to cover her massive breasts

with her other. The three watch her in such shock that they are practically

paralyzed. Nancy continues to grow! Even though stooped over her head and

shoulders break through the ceiling to the floor above. Still she is growing!

NANCY ARCHER

Harry!

CUT TO:

EXT. The cobb mansion - cONTINUOUS

We see the Cobb mansion all lighted up from a distance. We hear Nancy's voice

coming from the house with enormous volume.

NANCY ARCHER

Harry!

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. a large horse stable on the cobb property - day

The horse stable is three-stories high and contains a huge central space 35'

high and many lofts above the horse stalls for storage. The horses have been

removed to make room for Nancy. The floor is hard-packed dirt. There are two

very large doors at the entrance that swing open.

Dr. Cushing exits the stable through the large doors to meet Harry and Dr. Loeb

who are just arriving. Dr. Loeb is wearing a three-piece suit and bow tie.

HARRY ARCHER

Dr. Cushing, I'd like you to meet

a colleague of yours, Dr. Victor Loeb.

DR. LOEB

(greeting Dr. Cushing)

Doctor.

DR. CUSHING

I warned you about bringing anyone

in from the outside. Nancy's condition...

HARRY ARCHER

(interrupting)

Dr. Cushing, you may be able to

see into her mental condition, but you're not qualified to look after her

physical well-being. Dr. Loeb is.

Dr. Loeb nods that he agrees.

Dr. Cushing decides that Dr. Loeb had ought to see just what he is getting into

and motions Dr. Loeb to follow her into the stable.

DR. CUSHING

Come with me, doctor.

HARRY ARCHER

I'll just wait out here.

DR. LOEB

I'm afraid Harry wasn't very

specific when he phoned. Just what is Mrs. Archer's condition?

DR. CUSHING

Unique. Once you're inside, please

don't make any sudden moves.

CUT TO:

INT. the horse stable - cONTINUOUS

Dr. Cushing enters.

DR. CUSHING

(raising her voice so as to be heard)

Nancy! I'd like you to meet Dr.

Loeb. He's here to help you.

Dr. Loeb enters the stable door.

DR. CUSHING (CONT'D)

Dr. Loeb, I'd like you to meet

Nancy Archer.

Dr. Loeb sees Nancy. She is gigantic. Her head reaches to the top of the stable

even though she is sitting. She is wearing a homemade, two-piece, bikini style

garment, made from whole bolts of cloth of different colors and patterns. Her

gigantic breasts are barely contained. She is sitting barefoot and legs crossed,

obviously distressed to be confined by the "small" enclosure.

DR. LOEB

(entering the stable and looking up)

My God!!

Nancy sees him enter and greets him.

NANCY ARCHER

Doctor.

DR. LOEB

This is impossible!!

Something about Nancy is different. She seems more powerful in her demeanor. Her

immense size has made her angry and given her a sense of strength.

NANCY ARCHER

(bitter and sarcastic)

Well...that certainly takes a load

off my mind. I thought I had a problem.

DR. CUSHING

Twenty-four hours ago she was a

normal sized woman.

(showing Dr. Loeb Nancy's medical chart)

Note the hormone levels.

DR. LOEB

The levels are anomalous, but they

couldn't account for that!

(he

points at Nancy)

NANCY ARCHER

(angry, almost threatening)

I am not a "that!"

DR. LOEB

(soothingly; afraid)

Of course your not.

(to

Dr. Cushing)

We must get her to a controlled,

therapeutic environment. I have a private clinic that's very secluded. That's

why Harry....

NANCY ARCHER

A sanitarium? No!

DR. LOEB

Mrs. Archer...Nancy. Don't you

want the security?

NANCY ARCHER

I'm staying here!

 

Nancy leans forward and slams her fist down on the ground in front of Dr. Loeb.

As she leans forward her huge breasts strain at the cloth holding them. Her

breasts giggle heavily as her fist strikes the ground. Dirt is kicked up over

the two doctors. They retreat, Dr. Loeb's eyes go wide and he stares at Nancy's

huge chest. As Nancy withdraws her fist we can see a mighty imprint in the

ground. Dr. Loeb looks at it in fear.

DR. LOEB

(trembling)

Yes, I think home treatment would

be less stressful...for everyone.

NANCY ARCHER

And you don't have to worry about

the money. Anything you want you can have, just ask my father.

Dr. Loeb looses his nerve and runs from the stable, leaving Dr. Cushing smiling

at Nancy and her newfound power.

CUT TO:

INT. the beauty salon - dAY

Honey Parker is doing the nails of a CUSTOMER when she notices her table begin

to shake owing to some mysterious vibration. She looks up and we see a caravan

of large trucks going by. As they pass we can see the signs on them. One says

MEAT, another REVLON, a third says SUMMER'S EVE and the last, a tanker, says

MILK.

CUT TO:

INT. tHE HORSE STABLE - mOMENTS LATER

Nancy is bored and sitting in the cramped stable. She passes the time twirling a

spare truck tire on her finger.

CUT TO:

EXT. outside tHE HORSE STABLE - dAY

MEN from the trucks are unloading boxes and stacking them alongside the stable.

CUT TO:

EXT. tHE COBB MANSION SWIMMING POOL - dAY

Harry is pouring himself a drink at the poolside bar while speaking with Dr.

Loeb.

HARRY ARCHER

You were supposed to get her into

that sanitarium of yours. That's why I called you.

DR. LOEB

She didn't want to go.

HARRY ARCHER

You should have talked her into

it.

DR. LOEB

Under the circumstances, Harry,

any argument would be very one-sided. She has to be at least 50 feet tall!

Harry hands the trembling Dr. Loeb a drink, which he greedily grabs and gulps

down. Harry offers him a seat under a pool umbrella and both men sit down to

talk.

HARRY ARCHER

What made her grow that tall?

DR. LOEB

You said she began to grow after

becoming agitated. Clearly it's stress related. The blood levels indicate some

kind of hormonal imbalance.

HARRY ARCHER

Terrific, you've discovered a new

kind of PMS.

DR. LOEB

The situation is serious, Harry.

HARRY ARCHER

You're telling me?

DR. LOEB

The human body wasn't designed to

grow that large, Harry. I calculate that she must weigh nearly 60 tons. That's

as much as a dozen large elephants. Even though her heart has grown, I'm

concerned about the strain such immense weight will have on it.

HARRY ARCHER

(perking up)

You mean that she could have a

heart attack?

DR. LOEB

Harry, try to understand that

right now your wife has a blood pressure ten times higher than an adult giraffe.

Harry looks excited by what he deems to be great news.

CUT TO:

EXT. outside tHE sTABLE by the large front doors - nIGHT

Nancy is kneeling down and trying to read little papers she is holding in her

huge hands by the stable light that is mounted just off the front of the

thirty-foot high eves. Her father is looking up at her.

HAMILTON COBB

(shouting to her)

It's all boiler-plate, Nancy. You

don't have to look at them.

NANCY ARCHER

How am I supposed to sign these?

Mr. Cobb has brought some supplies. A long stick with attached paintbrush, a

bucket of paint, and a large sheet of cardboard.

HAMILTON COBB

You don't have to. You use the

paint to sign the cardboard. Then I take your signature and I reduce it and put

it on the documents. Now, I've spoken to the lawyers about it and they tell me

that under the circumstances it is... essentially...legal.

Nancy looks down at her father. Feeling her new power she tosses the papers at

him. They flutter down all about.

NANCY ARCHER

Blow them up.

HAMILTON COBB

What!?

NANCY ARCHER

If they can reduce my signature,

they can enlarge those contracts. Get a billboard or something. I want that fine

print six feet tall!

Mr. Cobb goes about picking up the papers.

HAMILTON COBB

Well, I simply will not have the

details of my business pasted on the side of a barn for the world to see.

NANCY ARCHER

Then you better find a new

business, because I'm not signing them until I can read them.

HAMILTON COBB

You've had a long day. I'm sure it

has been very stressful. Perhaps you ought to go back in the...I mean go back

in, and rest.

NANCY ARCHER

(looking up at the night sky)

I like being out here looking at

the stars.

HAMILTON COBB

Of course you do. We all like the

stars; they're very pretty. But you have to take care of yourself. You have

to...

NANCY ARCHER

(becoming angry and interrupting)

Father, I'm not a little girl!

As she says this she leans down toward her father, looming over him. Frightened

and wide-eyed, Mr. Cobb takes a few steps back.

HAMILTON COBB

Ah, no, no, you're not. But you

need your rest; you have to protect your strength, so that the doctors can make

you better!

NANCY ARCHER

You mean make me like I was

before.

HAMILTON COBB

Yes, just as you were before. Now

isn't that what we all want?

NANCY ARCHER

(sighing)

I'll go back in the stable.

HAMILTON COBB

(smiling)

Good!

NANCY ARCHER

(glaring at him)

In a little while.

HAMILTON COBB

(swallowing hard)

Ah...well...ah...that'll be fine.

NANCY ARCHER

Good-night, father.

HAMILTON COBB

(looking discomposed)

Good-night, Nancy.

Nancy leans back against the stable and looks up at the stars.

HONEY PARKER (O.S.)

Jesus, she's big!

CUT TO:

EXT. a parking area overlooking the Cobb estate - cONTINUOUS

Honey Parker is looking at Nancy through binoculars while standing with Harry.

As they talk, Harry smokes a cigarette and that take turns looking at Nancy in

the distance.

HONEY PARKER (CONT'D)

I mean big! How'd she get

so big!

HARRY ARCHER

Something in that UFO bollixed up

her hormones.

HONEY PARKER

Oh. I can't get over how big she

is.

HARRY ARCHER

The doctor said that being that

size puts a strain on her heart. She gets dizzy.

HONEY PARKER

Probably the altitude.

HARRY ARCHER

They think she might have a heart

attack. I doubt they'd be surprised if she keeled over like a mighty redwood. A

little stress, some anger, some aggravation...and timber!

(laughs)

HONEY PARKER

I don't know. She looks pretty

healthy to me. Better than she did on t

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