Dirk and Bethel in Dungeon of Death (7_97)

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Transcripts

1. The Unicorn of Death
2. The Kidnap
3. The Rescue
4. Night of Terror
5. Skies of Death
6. Caverns of Chaos
7. The Dungeon of Death
8. Vulkar's Revenge
Unfilmed - The Games

Episode Seven
The Dungeon of Death

Script Act 1
Script Act 2
Script Act 3
Script Act 4

Copies of this draft script can be purchased at Script City for $9.99/each.

 

GREYSTONE'S ODYSSEY

The Dungeon of Death

Written by Judith D. Allison

 

Second draft - September 9, 1982
Correction 11/22/82
1982 WARNER BROS. INC
All Rights Reserved


We have altered the original format for ease of reading.

ACT ONE

FADE IN:

SCENE 1
EXT. BATTLEFIELD - DAWN

There are smoldering camp fires, charred trees, broken carts, abandoned weapons and bodies strewn across the misty horizon. FOUR MEN, dressed in peasant clothes, take off across the muddy field.

MAN #1
(exhausted)

I can't make it. I've got to stop.

MAN #2

If you stop now, you'll stop forever. C'mon, Morton.

They continue to stumble along the muddy trail.

MAN #1
(hesitating)

They're coming. Listen.

Close behind, we hear the APPROACHING sounds of CLANKING armor and footsteps RUNNING through the mud.

MAN #2

Hurry, they're gaining on us.

Suddenly, two black-helmeted Soldiers leap up from a trench in front of the men, swords drawn. The men draw their weapons and attempt to defend themselves. The ensuing melee is quickly ended by the arrival of six more enemy Soldiers. As the foursome, stripped of their weapons and bound together, are led away, the CAMERA REVEALS one of their faces. It is MARKO.

 

SCENE 2
INT. BAALDORF'S CASTLE - DAY

KING BAALDORF is seated on his throne. PRINCE ERIK GREYSTONE and his brother, JUSTIN, are standing before him.

BAALDORF

Marko has been captured by Blackpool. He was on a secret assignment. He wouldn't hear of anyone else being assigned to the mission.

JUSTIN

Probably think twice next time.

GREYSTONE

That was supposed to be me. I should have handled that mission myself.

BAALDORF

You were needed at Cassern Pass. You know you couldn't have.

JUSTIN

What was Marko doing up there?

BAALDORF

He was bringing me a list of all our secret agents in the North.

Justin whistles.

GREYSTONE

But it's in code, Sire, and I know Marko will hold out as long as is humanly possible.

JUSTIN

There's your problem, Erik. Blackpool and Vector are not human. Did I ever tell you what happened to Emmet-one-Eye in their torture chamber? Used to be called just Emmet.

GREYSTONE
(ignoring him)

I'll get him and the list back.

BAALDORF

But the list comes first. Marko's important, but there are one hundred names on that list, and their lives depend on you.

GREYSTONE

The mission will be successful.

BAALDORF

Terrific. I don't care how you do it, or what you use to do it. Just do it.

JUSTIN

I like that attitude, Your Majesty.

BAALDORF
(musing)

Old Sarris Blackpool told me once he had an escape tunnel under the south wall. Mind you, we'd both been tipping a few kremlocks.

JUSTIN

I know that tunnel. Used to go there with one of Blackpool's chambermaids. She's the one who taught me how to fluff pillows.

GREYSTONE
(ignores him)

But, Sire, wouldn't that be designed for just getting out? Getting in might be more difficult.

BAALDORF

I'll let that be your little problem, Greystone. Blackpool's not stupid. He knows you'll be coming after Marko.

He waves his staff towards the door.

BAALDORF
(continuing)

Go.

Greystone and Justin bow and turn to leave. As they exit:

BAALDORF
(continuing)

I have to tell you both . . . your chances of surviving this mission are slim.

JUSTIN
(sotto; to Erik)

You know, I could have gone all day without hearing that 'slim' part.

 

SCENE A3
EXT. BLACKPOOL'S CASTLE - ESTABLISHING - EVENING

 

SCENE 3
INT. BLACKPOOL'S CASTLE - EVENING

A dark, dank passageway. PRINCE DIRK BLACKPOOL is descending a narrow stairway. He approaches one of the many arched indentations along the cobblestone wall. Bethel steps out of the shadows. Her monocle sparkles in the darkness.

BETHEL

Is this any place to greet your future queen?

BLACKPOOL

Our betrothel [sic] is guaranteed if you can provide me with some more of your unique talents.

BETHEL

Anything. How can I be of service?

BLACKPOOL

Greystone is on his way to rescue his vassal Marko. He needs some guidance.

BETHEL

Do you want him waylaid or killed?

BLACKPOOL

I'll do the killing myself. If you could just see to it that he gets the proper assistance on his mission.

BETHEL

I know just the right person for the job.

BLACKPOOL

I knew you would.

BETHEL
(not a question)

And when he is delivered to you, you will announce our wedding date.

BLACKPOOL

When he's dead, we shall announce it together.

 

SCENE 4
EXT. FOREST - DUSK

We see Greystone and Justin riding their horses full gallop. They stop at the edge of some trees and dismount. CLOSE ON Greystone and Justin, leading their horses.

GREYSTONE

If we go through the woods here, we'll be in Grogan. Isn't that where a lot of your friends hang out?

JUSTIN

Yeah . . . Wait a minute, Erik. Are you sure about this? You don't want to deal with a bunch of misfits. You and I can get Marko out ourselves.

GREYSTONE

If we go in there alone, we cut our chance down from slim to none. I want Marko out of there fast.

JUSTIN

But there's nothing but scum and riffraff in Grogan.

GREYSTONE

Isn't that right up your alley, Justin? We should be able to get all the mercenaries we need.

JUSTIN

Yeah, and pickpockets and cutthroats.

GREYSTONE

Look, what do you think we should do, ride into Castle Blackpool like a couple of choirboys?

JUSTIN

Yeah, but the kind of people you'll find in Grogan can't be trusted.

GREYSTONE

That's the one thing we can count on and that's why we have Plan 'B.' You remember Plan 'B,' don't you?

JUSTIN

That's all I've been thinking about.

GREYSTONE

Don't forget it.

JUSTIN

Okay, Brother, you're the boss. By the way, this is gonna cost plenty.

GREYSTONE

They're your friends. I'm sure you can handle that part.

JUSTIN

I'll give it my best shot.

Suddenly, from a tree limb directly overhead, a 10-foot bushcrawler drops down and engulfs Justin and Greystone in its grasp and knocks them off their horses.

JUSTIN
(continuing)

A bushcrawler!

GREYSTONE

Don't struggle, it'll only squeeze harder.

JUSTIN

Easy for you to say. You're not the one who hates these things.

GREYSTONE

If Marko were here, he could talk this thing out of its skin.

JUSTIN
(barely controlling his bravado)

Yeah, right! Seeing how he's not available right now, you got any other ideas? It's starting to get real hard to . . .

GREYSTONE

. . . Breathe?

JUSTIN
(strained whisper)

Lucky guess. Can you reach your knife?

Greystone manages to draw the dagger from the hilt of his sword.

GREYSTONE

Yeah, I'll try and stab it. But I might nick you.

JUSTIN
(gasping)

Whatever, nick me, kick me, let's just get us outta here.

GREYSTONE

Can you see the yellow triangle?

JUSTIN

All I'm seeing is my life flashing before my eyes.

GREYSTONE

I've got to stab the yellow triangle so it will release us.

JUSTIN

I'll give you my favorite shirt.

Greystone twists and turns his head, looking for the yellow triangle.

GREYSTONE

I see it.

JUSTIN
(barely audible)

I wanna tell you, I really hate this.

Greystone manages to free his arm and stabs at the yellow triangle. The bushcrawer [sic] emits a high-pitched SCREECH and, releasing its hold on them, slithers off into the brush.

GREYSTONE

You okay?

Justin's eyes are closed. He doesn't respond.

GREYSTONE
(continuing; shaking Justin)

Justin . . . hey . . . wake up.

JUSTIN
(moaning)

Heather . . . is that you?

He reaches both arms up to embrace Greystone. Greystone tries to remove himself. Suddenly, Justin jumps up and slaps Greystone on the back.

JUSTIN
(continuing)

Ha! Had you going there for a minute, didn't I? Come on, what are we hanging around here for? Let's get to Grogan and get drunk.

GREYSTONE

Can't you ever be serious?

JUSTIN
(smiling)

Why should I? You do great for both of us.

They cross to their horses, mount and ride out.

 

SCENE 5
INT. BLACKPOOL'S CASTLE - DUNGEON CELL - DAY

Marko is sitting in the corner on the floor of a dimly-lit cell. Seated on the floor in front of him is a gray rat.

MARKO

So, the wife and kids are okay?

(beat)

Uh-huh. Yeah, listen, I know feeding a family of eight is no tiny task these days. I bet a fella like you could use an extra piece of cheese on the table every week, am I right?

(beat)

Well, maybe I have an idea.

He crouches down closer to the rat. The conversation is getting interesting. The rat leans in closer.

MARKO
(continuing)

I got this list in my belt buckle, see. I need to get it to Baaldorf Castle.

(beat)

What? You've never been out of this place? Say, pal, you're missing a lot of what life has to offer. Tell you what. Why don't I give you my list, you carry it to Baaldorf, and I'll see to it you get some nice imported cheese every week for the whole family.

(beat)

Great. Okay. Here's how you get there. After you leave this place, you head out across the Plains of Death.

The rat beats a hasty exit.

MARKO
(continuing)

Hey, wait a second. Hey, where are you going? You . . . dirty . . .

(beat)

. . . rat.

The cell door flies open, filling the room with a bright light. Silhouetted in the doorway is Dirk Blackpool.

BLACKPOOL

Welcome, vassal. I'm sorry I wasn't here to greet you earlier. I was held up at a heading. I believe you are the bearer of some information I desire.

(beat; to Guards)

Seize him.

Two guards, swords drawn, motion for the blinking Marko to get up. He is face to face with Blackpool

BLACKPOOL
(continuing)

Vector has prepared a little demonstration for you . . .

(pause)

. . . in the torture chamber.

He smiles menacingly as the Guards drag Marko off.

FADE OUT.

 

END OF ACT ONE

 

Script Act 2

 


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