Edwin Baaldorf in The Rescue (3_6)

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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

Unfilmed Episode
The Games

Act 1
Act 2
Act 3
Act 4

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

 

GREYSTONE'S ODYSSEY

The Games

Written by Paul F. Edwards

 

Second draft - August 27, 1982
1982 WARNER BROS. INC
All Rights Reserved

 

This script is of an unfilmed episode.


We have altered the original format for ease of reading.

ACT THREE

FADE IN:

SCENE 28
EXT. ROYAL BOX - DAY

Lattinia is observing, if you can call it that, from an elegant litter, supine. Ariel sits by her sickbed, holding her mother's hand and massaging her temples. The King is a little miffed at her state of health.

BAALDORF

You'd ought to take better care of yourself, that's all I'm saying

ARIEL

Stop picking on her, Daddy. It's not her fault we bought cheap warthog.

LATTINIA

It wasn't the warthog. It's just these games, I'm just so nervous!

BAALDORF

Hang it all, Lattinia! You never gave a fig for any of this before.

LATTINIA

That only shows how powerful sport can be . . . once you've been exposed to it, it gets into your blood.

ARIEL
(pointing)

Ooooh, look! Erik's going to fight this enormous barbarian.

Lattinia groans and turns her face away.

LATTINIA

Just tell me when it's over.

ARIEL

Come on, Mummy! He's still got a chance. He won that axe-throwing thing this morning.

BAALDORF

It's three out of five for the Championship, though. He'd have to win both the Crack-con Throw and the Joust. I wouldn't get your hopes up.

Lattinia groans from her bed, most pitiably.

ARIEL

Oh, well. Cheer up. It's only a game!

Lattinia moans.

 

SCENE 29
ON THE PLAYING FIELD

Erik confronts the Barbarian inside a giant circle. The hairy adversary hold [sic] a large, round metal object, resembling a pineapple in shape, by a ring which is mounted in its top. He takes aim and heaves it toward Erik, who runs under it and catches it, which is what he has to do to stay in the contest. We hear ROARS from the crowd.

Erik sets himself, backs off further, then lofts it back toward the Barbarian, who manages to catch it. The idea is that each throw and catch must be further apart until one of them drops the Crack-con; then the other is the winner.

Long story short, Erik beats him. He lets one fly that travels in a great high arc and the Barbarian blows it. The stands erupt in enthusiastic APPLAUSE for the favored hero. The Barbarian gestures at Erik desultorily.

 

SCENE 30
IN THE ROYAL BOX

Ariel is elated. Even Baaldorf is cautiously optismistic [sic].

ARIEL

Oh, wow, he won!

LATTINIA

He didn't!

She jerks bolt upright in her litter, yanking the curtains aside.

ARIEL

He did! He and Blackpool are tied, two to two!

Lattinia closes her eyes, invoking the Goddess of Fortune.

BAALDORF

He has a real sporting chance now. No question about it!

LATTINIA
(to herself)

Luck, be a lady tonight.

BAALDORF

What did you say?

LATTINIA

I said, if only he can do it.

ARIEL

Oh, Mummy . . . you really like him, don't you?

LATTINIA

Yes, dear, he's like money in the bank.

BAALDORF

Don't be angry, dear, but I made a sizeable wager on Greystone.

LATTINIA

You didn't!

BAALDORF
(bragging)

A hundred kolnas.

ARIEL

A hundred kolnas? Wow, Mummy's going to be really angry if you lose that. Right, Mummy?

Lattinia has closed the curtains.

 

SCENE 31
EXT. NEAR THE TENTS

Blackpool and Erik meet.

BLACKPOOL

Come to wish me luck?

GREYSTONE

No, I'm looking for Marko. Have you seen him?

BLACKPOOL

Matter of fact, I did. Saw him down at the river with three of the Giant Women from Brune.

GREYSTONE
(grinning)

That's Marko.

BLACKPOOL

Why don't you stick around? You might learn the proper way to throw a Crack-con.

GREYSTONE

Yeah, you're really good at throwing stuff around. Maybe I will.

 

SCENE 32
AT THE ARENA

Blackpool faces Broadicea, who has a Crack-con in hand. She heaves it high. Blackpool circles under it and makes the catch. She backs up and he lets fly, high and hard. She drifts under it and has it.

 

SCENE 33
HER POV - VECTOR

He makes the sign.

 

SCENE 34
BACK TO SCENE

She winds up, looks down. The thing in her hand has taken on a life of its own. It is glowing, quivering. She lofts it high and away.

 

SCENE 35
ON GREYSTONE

Seeing the Crack-con is glowing, he moves into action, racing for the field.

 

SCENE 36
ON BLACKPOOL

He looks up, sees the smoking grenade peaking and descending.

 

SCENE 37
ON VECTOR

Flashing a sudden burst of blinding light from his palm into Blackpool's eyes.

 

SCENE 38
BACK TO SCENE

Blackpool is blinded. The smoking grenade is descending toward him as Greystone dashes in. Blackpool falls to his knees as Erik reaches up and makes a Willie Mays "Say Hey" catch.

Greystone lofts the Crack-con high towards Broadicea, who tries to catch it, runs from it, and is blown up by it in a horrible cloud of green and purple smoke that takes a giant divot out of the turf where she formerly was. A death light flashes.

 

SCENE 39
EXT. THE ROYAL BOX

Hubbub between Baaldorf, Greystone, and Blackpool.

BAALDORF

Why did she activate the Crack-con?

BLACKPOOL

I'll tell you why. Three of my knights have been kidnapped. My team is still winning. The only way to stop me was to kill me.

(to Greystone)

What did you promise her, Greystone?

GREYSTONE

If I hired her to kill you, why did I save your life? I don't know what you're up to, but I know if there's any more trouble, I'm going to answer it with my sword.

BAALDORF

There's obviously a plot at work here. Three of Blackpool's knights are missing, Bowdoin is missing, and there's no sign of Marko.

GREYSTONE
(to Blackpool)

I thought he was with the Brune women.

BLACKPOOL

He was. Maybe your Amazons have turned on you, Greystone.

GREYSTONE

I've got to go look for him.

He starts to leave.

BAALDORF
(to Greystone)

Hold it! You have to finish the games. There's the joust.

GREYSTONE

Your Highness, Marko's in danger.

BAALDORF

The Palace Elite are searching for him. There's nothing you can do. Now let's finish the games and we'll find out who's behind all this.

BLACKPOOL

Don't worry, Erik. The joust will be over in no time.

 

SCENE 40
EXT. REVIEWING STAND NEAR ROYAL BOX

Geoffrey Blackpool is behind the stands, taking diamonds from a small leather bag and throwing them up at the Royal Box.

 

SCENE 41
ON ARIEL

Something hits her peaked hat and drops into her veil. She sweeps at it with annoyance, brushing it away. Another missile bounces off her head, into her lap. She picks it up and examines it. It glints brilliantly in the sunlight. She turns and looks down over the rim of the box.

 

SCENE 42
BACK TO SCENE

She is at once irritated and piqued, seeing him there.

ARIEL
(whispers)

Geoffrey Blackpool!

GEOFFREY

Come down! I gotta talk to you, alone.

ARIEL

No.

GEOFFREY

Give you all these diamonds.

She thinks about it, pouting, coy.

ARIEL

What's that bag made out of?

GEOFFREY

Leather.

Ariel's eyes glisten; she suddenly gets up and comes down the stairs, fast. Geoffrey pretends not to be looking up her dress.

As Geoffrey helps her down the last step, he tries to kiss her. She slaps him.

ARIEL

Give it to me!

GEOFFREY

All right.

ARIEL

The bag, the bag.

He grins. He holds out the bag and pours the diamonds into her cupped hands. She stashes them in her skirts. He grabs for her again, but she eludes him. He holds out the leather bag and, as she goes for it, he snatches it away. Now she becomes the stalker. She has to have that bag. He holds it away from her.

GEOFFREY

What do I get for it?

He dangles it in front of her. She looks at it longingly. She reaches for it with slow deliberation. He traps her in his arms as she grabs it.

ARIEL

Let go of me.

He paws and grapples her. She is still being held by him, but she turns her back to his groping, staring at the bag and stroking it, as arounsed [sic] by it as he is by her.

GEOFFREY

Ever since that first time I saw you, I've been in love with you. I've got to have you.

ARIEL

Well, you can't. I'm engaged to be married.

GEOFFREY

To Greystone, the pretty boy Prince? What do you want him for?

ARIEL

He comes from a good family . . .

GEOFFREY

Oh, sure. We Blackpools aren't good enough for you.

ARIEL

You said it, I didn't.

He spins her around, presses her to him.

GEOFFREY

Yeah?! Think you're so fine, hunh?! [sic] Well, one of these nights I'm gonna sneak into your room . . . and drag you out by the hair . . .

ARIEL

Really?

GEOFFREY

. . . carry you out into the woods in your nightgown, and throw you down in the mud . . .

ARIEL

Mud is good.

GEOFFREY

And then . . .

ARIEL

Yeah.

GEOFFREY

I'm going to . . . ask your father for your hand.

Ariel winces, deflated.

ARIEL

Goodbye, Geoffrey

Trumpets SOUND, trombones and cornets play a FANFARE on the field. Ariel jams the leather bag into her pocket and starts climbing the stairs back to the box.

GEOFFREY
(to himself)

What did I do wrong?

She disappears behind the railing, and he smacks a support timber.

 

SCENE 43
EXT. ROYAL BOX AND FIELD AREA

Baaldorf is announcing the final event of the All-Around Knight Competition, the Joust.

BAALDORF

. . . So that all other contestants have been eliminated. Only Prince Greystone and Prince Blackpool remain. The winner of this final event, the Joust, will be the overall champion.

Roars from the crowd. Hoots and Bronx cheers as Dirk shakes his own hands above his head in a gesture of victory.

BAALDORF
(continuing)

The victor must take two passes out of three. Gentlemen, mount your chargers!

They do, and each rides to an opposite end of the lists. They turn, reining in their eager mounts, and take up their lances.

 

SCENE 44
ON GREYSTONE

Placing his lance in its position, braced against his body, in the notch on his saddle.

 

SCENE 45
ON BLACKPOOL

He touches a spot on the base of his lance and the point elongates an extra two feet. His grin is sinister as he drops it into place.

 

SCENE 46
CLOSE ON BAALDORF

He gives the signal.

 

SCENE 47
ON THE FIELD AREA

The first pass. They hurtle forward to each other. They meet with a tremendous shock, but Blackpool's lance makes the earliest contact, since it's longer than legal size.

Greystone is blasted off his horse, but in the process snaps Dirk's weapon tip off. Blackpool sneers, looking confident anyway, as Erik picks himself up off the turf and remounts.

 

SCENE 48
ON THE ROYAL BOX

Lattinia is in terminal agitation. Ariel tries to calm her.

BAALDORF

There goes my hundred kolnas.

LATTINIA

Oh, no. Oh, why did I have to watch? Why did I have to see it?

ARIEL

He's still got another chance, right?

LATTINIA

He does. I don't!

She put her veil over her face, sinking in her throne.

 

SCENE 49
EXT. THE FIELD - ON THE CONTEST

Once again the riders ready and charge. This time, their lances meet equally, and Blackpool's flat disintegrates on Erik's armor as Dirk takes an unbelievable shot that hurtles him end-over-end from the saddle. He rolls and lies still. In his dented armor, he looks as inert as a discarded can of cat food. Greystone waits.

 

SCENE 50
ON THE ROYAL BOX

Tremendous CHEERING for the home town favorite, Baaldorf leading it. Ariel is on her feet with Lattinia, who is applauding like crazy. An arrow WHISTLES in from some unseen source and sticks deep in the Royal Box between the King and Lattinia. She sees it, reaches up, yanks it out, then hands it to him.

LATTINIA

It's for you.

He takes the message from the arrow and scans it.

BAALDORF

It's a ransom demand.

LATTINIA

Swell.

 

SCENE 51
ON THE FIELD

The final pass is ready.

Blackpool sits his horse all right, but looks as though he'd really rather be in Philadelphia. They spur their horses and bear down on each other full tilt. They meet again with a resounding CLANG, and Greystone smashes Blackpool in the chest, knocking him off his horse and to the ground.

 

SCENE 52
ON THE ROYAL BOX

Greystone rides up to meet Baaldorf. Much applause for Greystone, but Baaldorf cuts through it.

BAALDORF

Congratulations, Erik! But take a look at this. The ransom demand!

He hands Erik the note, which he reads.

GREYSTONE

We've got to move! There's no time to lose!

LATTINIA
(delirious)

But the Victory Ceremony, dear! Oh, Erik, I can't tell you how thrilled we all are!

He looks at her out of the corner of his eye, furtively. Talk about your squeakers, boy.

ARIEL

And the Ball? I only watched all this stuff so we could have a nice party!

BAALDORF

That's gotta wait. They're demanding all the riches of the royal treasury.

(to Greystone)

We'll meet in my tent.

Lattinia looks at Ariel.

LATTINIA

All the riches? He can't mean that.

FADE OUT.

 

END OF ACT THREE

 

Act 4

 


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