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Holding The Bricks
by James Cage
Short screenplay, 31 pages in length.
Logline: In 1976, an American medical student studying in Guadalajara, Mexico is involved with a drug cartel.

EXT. HIGHWAY ROUTE 35 NORTH - AUSTIN, TEXAS - DAY
TITLE CARD: AUSTIN, TEXAS - THURSDAY OCTOBER 14, 1976

MOVING
The Chevy Malibu drives up ROUTE 35 into AUSTIN, TEXAS.

EXT. MCDONALD'S RESTAURANT - AUSTIN, TEXAS - DAY
The car pulls into McDonald's.

ANOTHER ANGLE
Jaime walks from the car parking lot toward the entrance of McDonald’s.
GUYS with cowboy hats, sitting in trucks with shotgun racks are eating hamburgers and drinking beer.

A COUNTRY MUSIC station plays Roy Orbison, "I feel so bad I've got a worried mind, I'm so lonesome all the time."

Three very pretty TEENAGED GIRLS in jeans and boots are walking into McDonald's. They are happy, having a gleeful conversation.
One of the girls, a good-looking BLOND about five feet eight inches tall, has a pair of well-endowed breasts. She smiles at Jaime.
Jaime silently smiles back at her. He walks over to a phone booth.