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    Liberty

    By

    Robert Timsah

    WGAW Registered Robert Timsahborobbie2@gmail.com

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    FADE IN:

    1 EXT. TOWN - DAY

    SUPER: A FUTURE TEXAS.

    The town has no modern cars and most modern buildings areabandoned or destroyed, replaced with simple huts. The townhas the look of a time long ago. A few townsfolk walkaround, most wearing rags and lightly threaded clothes.

    Two men arrive on horseback in the Civilian Police Forceoutfit. As townsfolk notice them, some scurry in fear.

    The Civilian Police Force uniform is black, with a redbelt. They also wear a red and white Beret. A golden badgein the shape of a circle with the letters C.P.F. imprintedon it is worn above the left breast.

    On the right is MAXWELL PERCIVAL (30s). A big, strong andwell-built warrior with a rough face and beard. On the leftis LANDON LYGOON (20s) who is tall and handsome in hisuniform. He carries with him an air of arrogance andcontempt. Maxwell has a large spiked mace in his belt, whileLandon sports a sword in his.

    LANDON LYGOONGod, that smell! These towns shouldbe burned along with all the trash.

    (yells)Terrorist sympathizers!

    Maxwell flashes a dirty look at Landon, which Landonnotices.

    LANDON LYGOON (CONTD)I forgot, you sympathize withthem. You forget where oursympathy got us, Maxwell?

    MAXWELLWere just here to find him,Landon. We do that, then we go.

    LANDON LYGOON(in a loud theatrical voice)

    Yes sir, lord Maxwell Percival!

    They stop in front of a small home. A dirty old man millsaround out front. Landon gets off the horse and approacheshim.

    (CONTINUED)

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    CONTINUED: 2.

    LANDON LYGOON (CONTD)What are you doing here, old man?

    OLD MAN(to Landon)

    Do you have any gold dust, food,

    silver? Can you spare anything son?

    LANDON LYGOON(to the old man)

    You can only use United Statesdollars and coins. Gold and silverare outlawed, dont you know? Nowget going before we bring you in.

    Maxwell gets off his horse and stands near Landon andsurveys the town.

    OLD MAN

    (to Landon)Dollars dont buy nothin anymore.Do you have anything else?

    LANDON LYGOONNo! Now do you know whos in thishouse here, huh old man?

    OLD MANAh, to hell with you..

    The old man begins to stagger off, but before he can, Landonkicks him violently to the ground. Several people from the

    town watch on with hatred. Maxwell goes to the man on theground.

    OLD MAN (CONTD)(to Landon)

    You should be ashamed!

    Maxwell helps him up and proceeds to give him some smallsilver coins.

    OLD MAN (CONTD)(to Maxwell)

    Oh, God bless you son.

    The old man walks away as fast as he can.

    LANDON LYGOONWhat the hell, Maxwell!

    (CONTINUED)

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    CONTINUED: 3.

    MAXWELL(to Landon)

    He aint hurtin anybody! Now letsfind this man!

    Maxwell leads Landon quickly to the front door of the hutand knocks.

    LANDON LYGOON(yelling)

    OPEN UP!

    Slowly the door opens and a dirty young woman appears.

    WOMENYes?

    Landon has the look of a wolf thats found its prey andwalks in the hut.

    2 INT. THE HUT - SAME

    LANDON LYGOONWhere is Hadeem?

    WOMEN(beat)

    I dont know, he left. Heard theC.P.F was lookin for him. Left mealone.. With our son.

    She walks over to a poor excuse for a crib where a babylays.

    MAXWELL(to the women)

    Well, were sorry we bugged -

    LANDON LYGOON(interrupts)

    He was your lover. Tell me, did youknow you were married to aterrorist? Hadeem the terrorist? Doyou know the penalty for aiding a

    terrorist?

    The women becomes frightened as the baby begins to cry.

    LANDON LYGOON (CONTD)Im afraid were gonna have tobring you in. Also, youre behindon your taxes. I doubt you can payit, right?

    (CONTINUED)

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    CONTINUED: 4.

    WOMENNo. I told you, he left me. Hewasnt a terrorist. If I go, wholltake care of my son?

    LANDON LYGOON

    Good point. You have no money, yetyou owe. You aided a suspectedterrorist who we cant find and allyou have is your son. Tsk, Tsk.Youre just... not a very valuablemember of society, are you?

    Fear grips the womans face as Landon draws his sword..

    MAXWELL(to Landon)

    Wait!

    - Landon quickly stabs her in the stomach. Maxwell pushesLandon down and tries in vein to help her. The womansterror-filled eyes burn a hole into Maxwells. Shestruggles to get some words out.

    THE WOMAN(slurred and very weakly)

    My.. baby.

    She coughs up blood and slouches to the ground, dead.

    MAXWELL (CONTD)(to Landon)

    You son-of-a-bitch!

    LANDON LYGOONIt had to be done! What good wouldshe be!? You know she couldnt takecare of herself, let alone thatchild! They were already dead.

    Landon shakes as he wipes the blood off his sword.

    LANDON LYGOON (CONTD)Now, take care of the baby. Im notdoing everything.

    Landon begins rummaging through the house for anything ofvalue. Maxwell stares at the dead women, her blood poolingbeneath her. Maxwells attention turns to the crying baby.

    LANDON LYGOON (CONTD)What are you waiting for? Do it!Get it over with!

    (CONTINUED)

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    CONTINUED: 5.

    While Landon continues rummaging, Maxwell pulls out his macewhich Landon doesnt notice. Maxwell turns and with a loudyell, swings and hits Landon in the back sending himcrashing to the ground.

    Dazed, Landon tries to reach for his sword as Maxwellquickly swings again. This time hitting Landons head. His

    blood splatters against the wall and across Maxwells face.The only sound remaining is that of the babys crying.

    3 EXT. THE HUT - CONTINUOUS

    Townsfolk have gathered out front. Maxwell comes running outof the hut with the baby in his arms, the baby still crying.Maxwell pays them no attention as he jumps on his horse andawkwardly tries to ride the horse while holding the baby inone arm.

    4 EXT. THE FOREST - LATER

    A stream flows deep within the forest. Maxwells horse istied to a tree, while Maxwell, still with blood on his face,is washing the baby boy.

    5 INT. A WARM HUT - NIGHT

    The hut is warmed by a fireplace that crackles. Maxwellstands in front of a wooden table that the baby lays nakedon while a large women cleans him. Maxwell hands her somesilver coins. She stuffs the coins in a pouch and puts the

    baby up to her breast as he takes milk.

    Maxwell approaches a nearby window and stares up at thestars.

    BIG WOMEN(to Maxwell)

    Hes gonna be a looker. Gotta name?

    Maxwell looks at the women, unsure.

    MAXWELL(long beat)

    I think.. Alexander.

    FADE TO BLACK.

    FADE IN:

    A golden map of America slowly burns up from the outside in.

    (CONTINUED)

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    CONTINUED: 6.

    VOICE OVERAs America began to fall deeper anddeeper into bankruptcy, societybegan to unravel. The welfare andwarfare system had changed Americagreatly. The dollar had become

    useless. A nuclear terrorist attackon Washington led to the creationof the Civilian Police Force.

    A nuclear bomb explodes over Washington D.C. Troops march.

    VOICE OVER (CONTD)The Civilian Police Force was setupto hunt down any suspected threatsto the government. All forms ofbroadcast media and travel wereseized by the Federal Government.America was no longer the land of

    the free.

    The Civilian Police Force stop people at road checkpoints,major airports are completely empty. Middle Eastern men aremarched into camps.

    VOICE OVER (CONTD)As time went on and the countrystarted to become drasticallypoorer as the dollar continued tolose its value, and the CivilianPolice became increasingly corrupt.

    The Civilian Police Force attacks civilians dressed in rags,taking peoples money and setting homes on fire. Middleeastern men are forced down while a "T" is burnt on the leftside of their face.

    VOICE OVER (CONTD)Large militias started to grow inforce across the country. One ofthe largest of them was Liberty.Lead by the great warrior Alexanderand his father Maxwell, Liberty hadbecome a great threat to the localCivilian Police Force of Texas.

    The map completely burns up and we go to black.

    VOICE OVER (CONTD)This, is their story.

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    6 EXT. LIBERTY - DAY

    High 30 foot walls surround Liberty. A stream winds downfrom the northern forested mountain to the center of thetown forming a small lake. Nothing can be seen for milesoutside the town.

    About 35 small huts are scattered about the town. A horsestable, church, armory and ranch complete the interior ofthe town.

    To the far west are the gates of Liberty. A single, 35 footwatch tower is positioned just south and above the gates.Liberty is nestled at the base of a mountain, protecting itfrom the outside world.

    7 EXT. LIBERTY LAKE SHORE - DAY

    ALEXANDER (18) stands shirtless practicing moves with hissword. He has the sort of body which suggests he does thisoften. Very attractive with blond, somewhat unmanageablehair which drapes over his sweaty face. The shorts are madeof a very thin cloth. Behind Alexander we hear the sound ofwater splashing.

    THE LAKE

    TYLER RANDELL (18) swims aggressively to shore. He has darkbrown hair, tall with an athletic physique. As he reachesthe shore, Alexander takes notice of him.

    TYLERAlexander, my fastest lap yet. Careto race?

    ALEXANDER(grins)

    Keep workin at it Tyler. Butyoull never