Sean Penn: Beyond Parody

Sean Penn: Beyond Parody

Manolo says, the Manolo detects the Oscar in Ms. Penn’s future…

Cheyenne, a wealthy former rock star (Penn), now bored and jaded in his retirement embarks on a quest to find his father’s persecutor, an ex-Nazi war criminal now hiding out in the U.S. Learning his father is close to death, he travels to New York in the hope of being reconciled with him during his final hours, only to arrive too late.

SCENE
Hospital Room

DOCTOR
(pulling sheet over corpse)
I’m sorry Mr. Cheyenne, you’re too late

CHEYENNE
Nooooooooo! Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy, God, Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Arggggghgle-barggggghgle!
(falls to floor in agony. Copious weeping. Gnashing of teeth).

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Having been estranged for over 30 years, it is only now in death that he learns the true extent of his father’s humiliation in Auschwitz at the hands of former SS Officer Aloise Muller – an event he is determined to avenge. So begins a life-altering journey across the heartland of America to track down and confront his father’s nemesis.

As his quest unfolds, Cheyenne is reawakened by the people he encounters and his journey is transformed into one of reconciliation and self discovery.

SCENE
County Store in Mississippi

CHEYENNE
(holding out black and white photo of smiling Nazi.)
Excuse me, have you seen this man?

MAN LEANING AGAINST CRACKER BARREL, WHITTLING
(spits tobacco juice into dirt near sleeping hound)
Nope.

CHEYENNE
(he squats in the dust near the porch, and rocks back on his heels. Tentatively he reaches out and pets the dog.)
Are you sure?
.
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As his date with destiny arrives and he tracks down Muller, Cheyenne must finally decide if it is redemption he seeks ….or revenge.

SCENE
Pump Room, Central Park Reservoir.
(CHEYENNE, gun in hand, has ALOISE MULLER cornered on an iron catwalk.)

ALOISE MULLER
(extending briefcase full of gems)
You are ze smart young man, I could share some of zese diamonds vit you, to forget about what you have learned.

CHEYENNE
(waving gun)
I don’t want your filthy blood diamonds. You persecuted my father!

ALOISE MULLER
(whips out knife and attacks, knocking the pistol from CHEYENNE’S hand.)
Zen you must die, filthy rockstar pig-dog!

( As the pair struggle the diamonds are spilled into the water below, where they glistening like so many priceless gems in Manhattan drinking water.)

ALOISE MULLER
No! Not my precious diamonds!!!!!

(He slashes out angrily, misses and falls on his own blade, and dies.)

CHEYENNE
(falls to knees, raises hands in supplication)
Nooooooooo! Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy, God, Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Arggggghgle-barggggghgle!

FADE TO BLACK

2 Responses to “Sean Penn: Beyond Parody”

  1. LaLarson August 28, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    Bravo!

  2. Clare2e August 28, 2010 at 9:01 pm #

    Everyone knows you have to go full Ahrgle-Bargle, and then the cancer strikes.