LIFE OF A MAN


Setting-WW2


Place-Training Base


COMANDER


I am here to train all you little recruit so you donít get your Asses shot out there


Shot-everyone freezes spotlight is on tom as he speaks


TOM


My name is tom I am a new trainee as you see


Shot-shows one man in front of over 100 men yelling at them telling them orders and what to do


TOM


Iím a new trainee here at West Norsiro, the Japanese have just bombed pearl harbor and I well you would guess I would be doing this as revenge to the Japanese but I have a girl at home.........


Shot-shows tom's beautiful girlfriend classical wind blowing in hair dreamy eyed


.........And well she told me to do this for our son...


Shot-shows tom's pretty little baby son in a picture he holds up


.........The army little did I know what I was getting into


Shot-shows tom and other men in a bunker with beds lining the walls on both sides of it, men are lined up on both sides in front of their bunkers


COMANDER


I want you babies to do as you wish but have your little nightlights out by 10:00


JIM


Hi none of us know each other and I have a feeling that Mr. megaphone wont let us introduce each other later on so my name is Jim


TOM


Hi Iím tom


JOE


Iím Joe


STEVE


Steveís my name


Everyone introduces themselves except for one apparent Japanese man in the corner





TOM


You didnít introduce yourself


SILENCE


Can you speak English?


LEE


I can but none of you will care because I am Japanese and you all blame me for this war


TOM


Thatís not true


LEE


It is...my house everything I owned burned down because I am Japanese right after Pearl Harbor


Shot-he slowly explains his story and the shot changes to show a forest where the heroes are training with live ammunition


COMANDER


Yells the following I want you to run from point a here to point b here


JIM


Thatís all


COMANDER


Thatís all but to make it more interesting we will have live munitions being fired at you while you run


Everyone runs for themselves or else


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Run fuckers


Shot-shows all of them running while bullets wiz by them the sound of fire is heard loud


TOM


Ahhhhhhhhhhh


JIM


Everyone keeps running


STEVE


What about you Jim?


JIM


Iíll see whatís wrong with tom....


Tom where are you???


TOM


Over here ahhhhh


Shot-shows Steve and Joe and lee and others at the clearing


COMANDER


Where the hell are Jim and that baby tom?


Shot-jumps back to Jim and tom


TOM


Ahhhhh my arm Iím down


JIM


Come on go with me Iíll help you run


TOM


Commander said everyone runs for themselves or else


JIM


Iím not going to leave you behind now run with me


Shot-shows Jim picking up tom and running with him on his back


COMANDER


Here comes the little baby tom how did I not expect you to get shot?


Shot-shows the commander congratulating all of the men except for tom


Scene change


Shot-shows tom writing in a small journal while men around him talks and celebrates


Tom speaks


I donít exactly know what to write Iím confused a little here our commander said we now have a battle to fight but the battle isnít here and we wont be fighting alone he said it will be us French people and British and a lot of other people we will be fighting on the beach of Omaha everyone keeps calling it d-day and the commander said it will be a glorious battle with air support and everything Iím not sure with a name little d-day the battle doesnít sound too easy tomorrow we leave for Britain


Shot-jumps ahead in time to show tom and others on a transport


JIM


You guys ready to go?


STEVE


I can't wait to kill some of those Germans


JOE


Oh yea no Germans will be alive by the time we take the beach


Shot-shows everyone on the transport through tom's point of view shows a man on the floor curled up in a ball crying, shows another man standing up in a crying and pissing his pants you can see the face of fear on him


Everyone freezes only tom speaks and moves


TOM


They put lee on the transport that had all the Japanese people his will be the first to land I still donít understand why we have to blame him when his old country was the one who bombed us


Action starts again





JIM


Weíre only 2 miles away from the beach


Shot-shows the beach from 2 miles