PRIEST OF SALES
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|Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1998, Dorian Scott Cole
INT. GINA'S OFFICE - DAY
Gina is sitting at her desk talking on the phone. She
sees Mark storm by. She runs to the door.
Gina runs after him. Mark is stopping at the elevator, but
sees her coming and goes to the stairwell. She follows closely behind him
down the stairs.
Mark, what's wrong?
Mark, come on, answer me.
I'm your friend. Tell me what it
Friend? I have no friends here!
You're all a bunch of ass holes
and I'm the number one shit hole.
Mark, I haven't done anything to you.
Oh, no. You didn't sit in a staff
meeting and agree that good old
Mark doesn't need a chance right
now. He needs to tough it out in
his current job for a while - see
if he can do better. No, you
didn't do anything like that.
No, I didn't!
Mark sits on the steps and begins to sob. Gina comforts him.
I asked Travis for the sales job.
What is the guy trying to do to me,
make me crazy? He comes to my club
and begs to be my friend, pumps me
full of shit, asks me to join his
expansion group, stands there in
front of everyone and begs for
salespeople - so I walk in and ask
and he throws me out. What did I
do to deserve this?
Mark, it wasn't Travis. Travis
feels as badly about this as you do.
Then God damn it Gina, who is
twisting the knife in my back?
You might as well know the truth.
It was Kenrick.
I might have known! Kenrick!
Mark slams his fist into his hand.
Let it go, Mark. Cool off. It
isn't worth getting this upset over.
INT. KENRICK'S OFFICE - DAY
Come on, I'm going to take you to
my house. You're too upset to go
home like you are, you'll have a
You don't have time to pamper me.
Go on, I'll be OK. Tell Travis
You're more important. I'll take
Kenrick is standing, looking out the window. Margo enters.
Margo sits in front of Kenrick's desk. Kenrick pours her
a drink at his bar and gives it to her.
You wanted to see me?
Yes, come in.
Margo looks at him impassively for a moment, then throws
her drink in his face.
As you know, times are tough. As
you aptly pointed out, people are
overworked, and I've been trying
to change things for all of us. I
reached a decision this afternoon.
With this becoming an organization
that is truly national in scope, and
working with corporations, I'm going
to need medical consulting
nationwide. So I'm going to contract
these services as I need them.
Unfortunately that means
downsizing the operation here, so
your services will no longer be
Margo goes toward the door.
Don't lie to me, you didn't like my
presentation this afternoon. You're
scared to death you're not going to
own someone body and soul.
(The following scene is one to skip if you don't like visually
graphic images. The graphics involved are symbolic of the vile that precedes
from kenrick into the others. Skip scene.)
Don't look for a recommendation
Who would want a recommendation
from a snake?
EXT. GRAVE - NIGHT
Gina is laying in her casket. The mourners are watching
and Kenrick comes forward to close the casket.
SPFX: An evil gray iridescent cloud emanates from Kenrick,
exuding from his mouth as he leans forward.
Kenrick leans over with his candle to kiss Gina on the
lips. She turns her face and he kisses her on the cheek.
Gina blows out the candle and hops from the casket.
Bye, bye Gina.
Gina runs away in slow motion with Kenrick chasing after
her. The mourners form a gauntlet that she slowly runs through as they
easily walk along watching her.
I'm not dead.
Gina's legs appear to have grown into large stumps, making
it more difficult for her to run. She turns and looks at Kenrick. He is
taking off his costume and an evil dark gray cloud emanates from his crotch.
You're dead. Everyone says you are
dead. You can't live anymore, you
have to get in your casket.
I'm not dead. I'm alive!
Can't you see, you're in my power.
I made you this way.
Gina falls and begins to crawl.
I'm not in your power, I'm alive!
Gina looks to the mourners.
You surrendered yourself to me, you
fool. You're all mine.
They smile down at her, but offer no assistance. She looks
behind and Kenrick is reaching for her foot. He is disrobed to the waist
and the gray cloud is prevalent. She quickly pulls her foot away and tries
to crawl more quickly, but he soon catches her other foot. He is fully
disrobed and pulls himself onto her.
The evil gray cloud courses through her.
No! No! I'm alive.
I'm making you dead, Gina. You'll
be just like me.
I'm alive! I'm alive!
INT. GINA'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
Gina sits straight up in bed. Mark hurries in.
Gina grabs him and pulls her to him.
I'm alive! I'm alive!
What is it, Gina?
It's Kenrick! He's killing me!
It's OK. It's OK. It was just a
dream, no one is going to kill you.
No, it isn't just a dream! He is
killing us, don't you see!
OK, calm down. Let's talk about it.
INT. GINA'S OFFICE - DAY
Gina is working at her desk.
Gina runs to her door.
I'm not going in there Mark. You
can't make me! Help! Call the -
Gina looks out and sees Mark holding Kenrick in a strangle
hold from behind, and with a knife at his back.
Get in there, NOW!
Kenrick makes a frightened noise as Mark pricks him in the
back with the knife. They move through the door. Gina follows fearfully
along behind. Troy looks through the door and quickly goes back inside
his office. Mark sees Gina following and roughly turns he and Kenrick around
Stay out of this, Gina. This is
something I have to do.
Mark wrenches Kenrick around and moves him past his frightened
secretary and into his office.
Here you are playing hero again,
Gina. Well not this time. Get out
of here, this is my spotlight.
Please.... please, Mark, what's
wrong? What are you going to do?
Kenrick and I are going to have a
nice little talk. Then Kenrick is
going to fall on his sword.
TOO BAD ABOUT THE FUCKING CARPET!
Mark slams the door with his foot.
Stay away, Gina!
Gina runs to the door and tries it. It is locked.
Gina walks to an adjoining office and opens the door. Mark
is removing the telephone from the hook. He looks at her and shrugs.
Mark, for God's sake, this isn't
going to solve anything. Please,
come out before you do something
you'll really regret.
I regret everything I've ever done.
What's the big deal?
The big deal is, people like me and
Travis and Margo really care about
you. We're your friends, we don't
want to see this happen. It can't
help any of us.
Margo is gone. Sooner or later
he will kill me, then you, then
Travis. It's only a matter of time,
you said so yourself.
I was terrified by a nightmare.
C'mon, don't take it so literally.
I'm living the nightmare, and so
are you. This is it, I'm killing
the monster! This is for you, Gina.
Open this door so we can talk!
I'm done talking!
Mark checks to see if a window will open. It does.
Your mother was right, you're too
damned irrepressible. You want to
see blood, suit yourself.
Mark suddenly pushes Kenrick across the room, sending him
sprawling, along with the knife.
Mark, there is always hope. When
things look the darkest, turn to
God. There's hope, Mark, there's
hope. Don't do this.
Oh, yeah, turn to God. That's a
nice diversion, Gina. Kenrick,
you chintzy son of a bitch, how much
money do you have in the bank?
You want my money? Is that what it
is, my money or my life? Sure, I'll
give it to you. All of it.
No, you ass hole. I want to know
how much you tucked away over our
dead bodies. How much did you save
by working us to death?
Not much. Profit goes back in the
Sure it does. How much money do
you save hiring us dime a dozen
people? Ninety cents?
Mark, please, think about God for
a moment. You don't want to do
this. You want hope, you want -
Shove it, Gina. God talks to you,
he doesn't even say hello to me.
Come down off your damned cloud and
look around the world. God is
totally capricious. He lets
half the world starve! He talks
about unconditional love one moment
and sends everyone to Hell the next.
And of course, before I can even
talk to Him, I have to get down on
my knees like a slave and confess
to being a sinner - a totally
worthless human being. What a blow
to my self esteem, which I never
had to begin with. But you gave
it to Travis, but not me. What was
wrong with me that you couldn't
help me that way? See, I don't
rate with any of you. Every time
something good comes along, old
Mark doesn't even get to lick the
plate. What's wrong with me, Gina?
Why am I never good enough?
Killing Kenrick isn't going to help.
It can't help me either - if I want
a change I can do it. So can you,
your answer is in you, Mark.
You're right! You're always right!
I can't even do this for you.
Gina walks cautiously toward Mark. Mark hesitates, turns
and leaps out the window. Gina runs to the window screaming.
You want this ass hole, you can
Mark! No! Mark!
Gina kneels on the floor and begins to sob.
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