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Danny


INT. BOULDER APARTMENT/BATHROOM - DAY - M.S.

Shooting through open door - DANNY standing on stool at basin.

                         DANNY
            Tony, do you think Daddy will get
            the job?

                         TONY (OFF)
            Yeah, he did.  He's gonna phone
            Wendy up in a few minutes to tell
            her.

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Calling home




INT. BOULDER KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM - DAY - M.S.

WENDY back to camera washing dishes at sink.  PHONE RINGS
OFF.  She dries her hand and puts carton in fridge.  Then
moves L-R into Living Room - CAMERA PANS with her.

She picks up telephone receiver.

                         WENDY
                   (into phone)
            Hello.

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INT. HOTEL - LOBBY - DAY - M.L.S.

JACK leaning on counter at reception desk, speaking into
phone.

                         JACK
                   (into phone)
            Hi, babe.

                         WENDY
                   (over phone)
            Hi, hon.  How's it going?

                         JACK
                   (into phone)
            Great.  Look, I'm at the hotel and
            I still have an awful lot to go
            through.  I don't think I can get
            home before nine or ten.

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INT. BOULDER APARTMENT/LIVING ROOM - DAY - M.S.

WENDY sitting on back of chair phone to ear.

                         WENDY
                   (into phone)
            Sounds like you got the job?

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INT. HOTEL - LOBBY - DAY - M.L.S.

JACK leaning on reception desk with phone to ear.

                         JACK
                   (into phone)
            Right it's a beautiful place.  You
            and Danny are gonna love it.

Bloody vision



INT. BOULDER APARTMENT/BATHROOM - DAY - M.S.

DANNY standing on stool by basin.  He is reflected in mirror.
CAMERA TRACKS IN on his reflection in mirror.

                         DANNY
            Tony, why don't you want to go to
            the hotel?

DANNY wiggles forefinger.

                         TONY (OFF)
            I don't know.

                         DANNY
            You do too know, now come on tell me.

DANNY wiggles forefinger.

                         TONY (OFF)
            I don't want to.

                         DANNY
            Please...

DANNY wiggles forefinger.

                         TONY (OFF)
            No.

                         DANNY
            Now Tony, tell me.

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INT. HOTEL - LOBBY - M.L.S.

Shooting towards doors of lifts.  Blood gushes in from
L.side of lift and in from corridors L. and R. of lift
doors - surging towards camera.

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INT. HOTEL/CORRIDOR - M.S.

Two Little GRADY girls holding hands.

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INT. HOTEL/LOBBY - M.L.S.

Blood gushing in from corridors L-R of lift doors and
surging towards camera.

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INT. BOULDER APARTMENT - M.C.S.

DANNY screaming.

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INT. HOTEL/LOBBY - M.L.S.

Blood gushing in from corridors L-R of lift doors and
surging forward.  The blood gushes up into camera lens
causing black out.

The doctor's questions
(Omitted)


                         DOCTOR (OFF)
            Now hold your eyes still so that I
            can see.

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INT. BOULDER APARTMENT/DANNY'S BEDROOM - DAY - M.S.

DOCTOR bending over DANNY lying on top of his bed.  She is
examining his eyes.  WENDY standing at foot of bed.

                         DOCTOR
            That's good, now the other one.
            Good boy.

DOCTOR straightens up.  She puts instrument away in case and
closes it.  Then she sits on bed beside DANNY.

                         DOCTOR
            Now Danny, when you were brushing
            your teeth, do you remember if you
            smelled anything funny, or saw any
            bright flashing lights, or anything
            at all strange?

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M.C.S. DANNY.

                         DANNY
            No.

                         DOCTOR (OFF)
            Do you remember when you were
            brushing your teeth?

                         DANNY
            Yes.

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M.S. DOCTOR sitting on bed beside DANNY.  WENDY standing at
foot of bed.

                         DOCTOR
            What's the next thing you remember
            after you were brushing your teeth?

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M.C.S. DANNY.

                         DANNY
            Mommy saying, 'Wake up, wake up,
            wake up Danny, wake up.'

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M.S. DOCTOR sitting on bed beside DANNY.  WENDY standing at
foot of bed.

                         DOCTOR
            Now Danny, can you remember what
            you were doing just before you
            started brushing your teeth?

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M.C.S. DANNY

                         DANNY
            Talking to Tony.

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M.C.S. DOCTOR

                         DOCTOR
            Is Tony one of your animals?

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M.C.S. DANNY

                         DANNY
            No.  It's the little boy that lives
            in my mouth.

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M.C.S. WENDY

                         WENDY
            Tony is his imaginary friend.

                         DOCTOR (OFF)
            Oh,

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M.C.S. DOCTOR

                         DOCTOR (CONT'D)
            if you were to open your mouth now,
            could I see Tony?

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M.C.S. DANNY

                         DANNY
            No.

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M.C.S. DOCTOR

                         DOCTOR
            Why not?

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M.C.S. DANNY

                         DANNY
            Because he hides.

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M.C.S. DOCTOR

                         DOCTOR
            Where does he go?

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M.C.S. DANNY

                         DANNY
            To my stomach.

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M.C.S. DOCTOR

                         DOCTOR
            Does Tony ever tell you to do things?

M.C.S. DANNY

                         DANNY
            I don't want to talk about Tony
            anymore.

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M.S. DOCTOR sitting on bed beside DANNY.  She pats his leg
and stands up.  WENDY at foot of bed.

                         DOCTOR
            Okay.  That's fine.  All right Danny.

DOCTOR puts case and stethoscope in her shoulder bag.

                         DOCTOR
            Now I'm going to ask you to do me a
            favor, and stay quietly in bed for
            the rest of the day.  Okay?

                         DANNY
            Do I have to?

                         DOCTOR
            Yes, I'd like you to.

                         WENDY
            We're just going to go into one of
            the other rooms for a few minutes
            and talk - then I'll come back and
            check on you, okay?

                         DANNY
            Okay.

                         DOCTOR
            Goodbye.

WENDY & DOCTOR move R-L to open door.  DOCTOR goes into the
corridor.

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Family history
(Omitted)





INT. CORRIDOR/LIVING ROOM - DAY - M.S.

DOCTOR standing in corridor.  WENDY moves out of DANNY's
room and closes the door.  She turns to DOCTOR.

                         WENDY
            Shall we go into the living room?

                         DOCTOR
            Yes.

DOCTOR & WENDY walk forward along the corridor - CAMERA
TRACKS BACK before them and PANS R-L with them to Living
Room.  WENDY points to sofa.

                         WENDY
            Please...

                         DOCTOR
            Thank you.

DOCTOR moves to sofa and sits down - WENDY sits in chair
cam.R.

                         DOCTOR
            Mrs. Torrance, I don't think you
            have anything to worry about.  I'm
            quite sure there is nothing
            physically wrong with Danny.

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M.C.S. WENDY.

                         WENDY
            Oh, yeah.  Oh, yeah, he seems
            absolutely fine now, but you should
            have seen him.

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M.S. DOCTOR over WENDY.  DOCTOR leans back on sofa.

                         DOCTOR
            Oh I know.  Kids can scare you to
            death, but believe me these episodes
            are not at all uncommon, and they
            look much worse than they are.

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M.S. WENDY over DOCTOR.

                         WENDY
            But eh what was the matter with him?

                         DOCTOR
            Mrs. Torrance, most of the time
            these episodes with kids are never
            explained.  They are brought on by
            emotional factors, and they rarely
            occur again.

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M.S. DOCTOR.

                         DOCTOR
            They're more akin to auto-hypnosis,
            a kind of self induced trance.  If
            it re-occurs which I doubt

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M.S. WENDY takes cigarette out of packet.

                         DOCTOR (OFF) (CONT'D)
            you can always think about having
            some tests done.

WENDY holds cigarette packet out towards DOCTOR.

                         DOCTOR (OFF)
            No thank you.

She puts packet down on table.

                         WENDY
            Oh, I'm...I'm sure you're right.

She lights cigarette from lighter.

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M.S. DOCTOR.

                         DOCTOR
            Have you been in Boulder long, Mrs.
            Torrance?

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M.C.S. WENDY.

                         WENDY
            Only about three months.  Eh we're
            from Vermont.  My husband was
            teaching school there.

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M.S. DOCTOR

                         DOCTOR
            Did the appearance of Danny's
            imaginary friend...?

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M.S. WENDY over DOCTOR.

                         WENDY
            Tony.

                         DOCTOR
            Did Tony's first appearance happen
            to coincide with your arrival here?

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M.C.S. WENDY

                         WENDY
            No, um let's see I guess Danny
            started talkin to Tony about the
            time we put him into nursery school.

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M.S. DOCTOR over WENDY.

                         DOCTOR
            Did he adjust well to school?

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M.C.S. WENDY - she shakes her head.

                         WENDY
            No.  He didn't like it too much at
            first, and then he had an injury,
            so we kept him out for a while,
            and, yeah, I...I guess that's about
            the time when I first noticed that
            he was talking to Tony.

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M.S. DOCTOR over WENDY.

                         DOCTOR
            What sort of injury did he have?

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M.C.S. WENDY

                         WENDY
            Ah he dislocated his shoulder.

WENDY inhales.

                         DOCTOR (OFF)
            How did he manage to do that?

                         WENDY
            Well it's just one of those things.
            You know... purely an accident, um.
            My husband had oh... been drinking,
            and he came home about three hours
            late, so he wasn't exactly in the
            greatest mood that night.  And well
            Danny had scattered some of his
            school papers all over the room...
            and my husband grabbed his arm, you
            know, and pulled him away from them.
            It's...it's just the sort of thing
            you do a hundred times with a
            child - you know, in a park or on
            the streets - but on this particular
            occasion my husband just... used
            too much strength and he injured
            Danny's arm.

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M.S. DOCTOR

                         WENDY (OFF) (CONT'D)
            Anyway, something good did come out
            of it all because he said:

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M.C.S. WENDY

                         WENDY (CONT'D)
            "Wendy, I'm never gonna touch
            another drop and if I do you can
            leave me", and he didn't and he
            hasn't had any alcohol in eh five
            months.

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