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Kobra - Pilot
KOBRA - DAIRY OF AN ASSASSIN
EXT. MOSTLY SUNNY, THE SOUND OF JUNGLE NOISES. MUSIC. TITLES
EXT. JUNGLE FROM HIGH WITH A RIBBON OF RIVER. A BOAT SPEEDS
UP THE RIVER.
Faint sound of boat, becomes louder as camera comes into
boat, as boat rises, hits and sprays water on KOBRA. Men
move about the gunship. Camera scans shore with many
different birds, animals, crocodiles. The boat rounds a
bend, pulls into a quiet cove.
This is where you get off. Your
compass set to 182 degrees for two
miles. Be back by 12:30 or you’ll
have to walk.
EXT. SHORE/JUNGLE SUNNY, HOT.
KOBRA exits boat, glances at his watch, he only has 15
minutes to get in place. He starts running. Several lush
vegetation scenes, water puddles, he jumps over a snake.
He gets to a clearing, finds and climbs a tree. Focus on
setup,assembles his gun, puts on ghillie suite, camera shot
down scope. A lot of people around stage.
Cheers, greeter. Heart beat becomes louder and faster.
Why am I doing this? My nature is
to help people, not kill them.
Thoughts of childhood, running, jumping, riding bikes, racing
his brother. Showing his competitive nature.
FADE OUT: AS SHOTS ARE HEARD
EXT. BACK TO TREE
Gunfire erupts by stage (People shooting in the air), camera
sight down scope to stage, introduction of the mark. He
comes out on stage and waves.
(Doubts enter his mind) Can I Kill?
INT. FLASHBACK TO PICTURES ON TABLE.
Pictures of headless men, boys with hands chopped off,
women, beaten, raped. FADE OUT.
Slow Motion -- Heartbeat slows, breathing calms, tip of
finger slowly squeezes. Back to target, gun erupts, blood
sprays from back, body slumps over podium revealing large
hole in back.
EXT. JUNGLE/LIGHT RAIN/THUNDER
KOBRA notices jeeps and men heading his way, jumps down.
Packs pack & gun. GUNMAN comes around tree, KOBRA grabs gun
barrel, pulls it past him, gun fires, punches GUNMAN in
the throat. Turns, throws his gear on his back as he runs.
Bullets zing... sound of shots fade -- jungle scene -- leaps
in boat. One of the men gives the CAPTAIN money.
What’s the money for?
My friend did not think you’d make
it in time. Laughs. FADE OUT.
EXT. DAY BOAT HEADING BACK UP RIVER. RAIN OFF AND ON FADE IN:
EXT. DAY, TRAINING GROUNDS
Back to training. Everyone has left but KOBRA.
Want to go home?
I miss seeing my parents and my
brothers, but a day after that, the
drudgery of boring days would
begin. If you have anything else
for me to learn, then I’d be
interested in staying.
We have a lot in store for you.
Want to continue?
Everyone here is amazed at your
endurance. Yesterday you completed
the twenty miles with the running
instructor, but you were barely
sweating and not even breathing
My eyes were set on a state gold
medal. I’ve been working really
hard to achieve it. I have trained
myself to run twenty and thirty
miles a day.
Well, let’s rest a little this
morning and I’ll take you to the
top of the mountain this afternoon.
EXT. BEACH BY LAKE. DAY.
Instructor 2 teaching KOBRA hand to hand combat, to disable
If you do not eliminate your
opponent within one or two moves,
How do you know all of this?
I instructed the Green Beret in
EXT. MOUNTAIN TOP VIEW, DAY,CLOUDY.
KOBRA is lead to the mountain top. Two INSTRUCTORS
assembling a rifle, one hands KOBRA the rifle. KOBRA glances
down the mountain to the lake. No targets. INSTRUCTOR 2
points across the lake to billboard size target. Center has a
ten inch red circle. KOBRA lays down, looking through scope.
How do I adjust for the distance.
The instructors smile at each other.
Each mark in the scope is 100
yards. The gun is sighted in at
EXT. CAMERA DOWN SCOPE. TARGET IS LINED TO THE FIFTH MARK.
KOBRA places the tip of his finger on the trigger, deep
breath, exhales half, pulls. The gun erupts. Dust flies
behind target. Looking through the scope a pole rises out of
a trench with a red dot on the top and stops about 8 inches
left from the bulls eye.
Instructor 2 looks through binoculars and turns back to
INSTRUCTOR 3 (CONT’D)
You’ve done this before.
No sir. Not at this distance
Feel the breeze on the side of your
You will need to adjust your scope
according to the velocity of the
How will I know how far to adjust?
Three things. Practice, practice,
EXT. DAYLIGHT, RAIN, SUNSHINE(ALT) FOREST.
They run every morning and practiced shooting all afternoon.
Running on paths, open fields and through the trees. When
summer was over, he’s taken home. Mother smothers him with
hugs, fixes his favorite food. Fried burgers & toasted buns.
CAPTAIN yells at KOBRA to get off boat. Street vendors
everywhere. Waiting car to the airport. Passes through
security, no place to sit. Sits against wall -- boards plane,
orders drink, hands shakes, guilty thoughts. FADE OUT.
EXT. DAY/TRACK FIELD, UT AUSTIN.
Winning state gold, (DRAGON CAMERA WORK ON TRACK, Instead of
Dragon, camera focuses on teammates congratulating Kobra)
men come back to house.
MAN IN SUIT
Would you like to continue your
Yes, I’d like that.
Training intensifies, running, shooting, throwing knives,
hand to hand combat. Assembling gun, shoot, hit, breakdown
gun, pack to run all in 45 seconds. Training abruptly stops.
Get your things, we have to take
Did I do something wrong?
No, go get your things, let’s go.
They take him home.
DRIVER(IN KOBRA'S FACE)
You should not tell anyone of your
training. It’s most important.
INT. FLASHES OF LIFE. NIGHT FADES INTO BAR.
Life continues, graduation, college, marriage, two girls,
wife is a debutante bitch. Life is miserable. KOBRA sitting with friends in a bar. He looks around and recognizes one of his instructors smiling, nods. KOBRA stands as INSTRUCTOR 1 walks outside and across street.
EXT. NIGHT, RAIN JUST STOPPED.
KOBRA walks up to INSTRUCTOR, INSTRUCTOR turns to him.
Remember your training?
Would you like to serve your
KOBRA (SHRUGGING SHOULDER)
Sure. What do I need to do?
I will call you in a couple of days
when we are ready for you.
The INSTRUCTOR walks over to a car, his door opens for him,
the car slowly moves away.
A couple of weeks pass, Kobra receives phone call.
Please meet me at the old red barn
north on farm road #### tomorrow at
21 hundred hours.
Could you at least tell me your
Call me Lion FADE OUT.
INT. NIGHT/WIND/STORM APPROACHING
KOBRA drives to, then enters barn. Several other men, LION barks orders. Cold front moving in, distant lightning, thunder, a bit of dust blows in through doors as men shut them. Window rattle. Plans laid out on wire spool tables. They sit.
Our country has problem people in
the world and we would be better
off if they were no longer a
problem. You’re training was to
eliminate them. You can walk away
at anytime. If you cannot do it;
if it’s against your religion or
just against your judgment, nothing
will be held against you. Just
Who are these people and what are
LION opens one folder of many and displays pictures of a
man. Horrible pictures of murdered people. Pictures of dead
children. KOBRA gets quietly enraged, stands, walks around
the room, muscles flexing. Turns and looks LION straight in
I’ll do it.
There will be an undisclosed amount
of money place in a bank in Aruba
for your retirement and for your
contribution to the country. If
anything bad happens you can get to
Aruba and live out your life.
What if something happens to me?
I will see that your family is well
taken care of.
LION hands KOBRA a key card with numbers changing on it.
This is how you will retrieve your
money. We have arranged with your
work that you will be taking a
leave of absence for two days. You
will go to the airport at eight AM
on Monday and go to gate 4E. You
will receive further instructions
at that time. You’re code name has
already been assigned. It’s KOBRA.
Because during your training you
were quick and deadly. You did
things before they were taught
you. Did you have other training
No, just seemed the right thing to
You’ll do just fine. This meeting
is over. (Standing) Just one more
thing; If you are caught, then you
are on your own. We cannot
interfere, so be careful.
KOBRA nods his head, exits the barn.
INT. WORK PLACE.
KOBRA goes to bosses office. BOSS hands him an envelope.
Have a good trip.
KOBRA nods and leaves with a questioned look.
EXT. PARKING LOT, CLOUDY
Kobra gets in his car, opens envelope, see’s first class tickets and itinerary.
INT. NEXT MORNING, HOME, SUNNY
KOBRA wakes, dresses, kisses daughters goodbye,
When you going to be back home
I'll be home in two days.
Aw, I'm going to miss you.
Tell your mother. She's still
OK daddy. I love you.
Kobra leaves for the airport.
INT. DAY, AIRPORT
KOBRA walks through security, down to gate 4E where a tall
lanky man, trench coat, hat, walks up and hands him a packet.
MAN IN TRENCHCOAT
Take all your other identifications
and place them in a locker.
He turns to leave. KOBRA looks at the packet and looks up to
ask a question. Man’s gone. He opens packet, alternate
passport and id’s. He walks over to locker, inserts coin,
opens and empties pockets. He boards the plane. Opens
envelope to reveal pictures of mark and murdered people. He
INT. DAY, SABU AIRPORT
Plane lands, exits plane, exits airport.
EXT. BRIGHT SUNNY DAY.
Beautiful GIRL walks up, kisses KOBRA on the cheek, leads him
to rickshaw. Goes to river. Escorts him to boat. Kobra jumps
in, boat leaves at high speed. CAPTAIN throws him a pack.
CAPTAIN hands him a soft rifle case.
INT. BACK ON RETURN FLIGHT
Who are these people I’m working
for? Are they government?
EXT. NIGHT COOL
Plane lands in D.C. Limo awaits. Takes KOBRA to Italian restaurant where LION awaits. INT. RESTAURANT. CANDLES. ELEGANCE. Kobra walk into restaurant and as the camera pans across the patrons, Dragon is seen in the background with a black wig. LION points to a chair, KOBRA sits, LION orders wine and dinner. Light conversation. LION looks up.
Do you have any questions?
I know, and yes he’s dead.
I -- I know that, but that’s not my
LION sits back and nods for KOBRA to continue.
The bullet I used. I’ve never seen
results like that before.
LION leans forward, glancing right and left, he whispers.
The bullet is a hollow point .308
Filled to precise measurements with
mercury and topped off with a soft
lead top to hold it in.
The bullet nearly ripped that man
LION leans back, smiles and nods.
One other question.
I would like to know for whom I’m
No, you don’t. The less you know
the better. All I can tell you is
that you are a patriot. You are
doing this for your country. If
you have any more information, it
could be of danger to you.
They continue small talk, drink wine, when finished, LION has
KOBRA escorted to the limo and then hotel.
INT. HOTEL ROOM. BED’S TURNED DOWN. MINT ON PILLOW
A beautiful GIRL smiles.
I’m for you.
KOBRA is tempted.
I’m sorry, but my wedding vows will
not allow me.
She smiles, puts on robe, leaves room. KOBRA sleeps restless
Travels back to Dallas and goes to work.
Dragon-Diary of an Assassin
OPENING SCENE -- MORNING, WIND BLOWING DOWN THE STREET, LEAVES, TREE'S SWAYING, DARK CLOUDS OVERHEAD, LIGHTINGTHUNDER, RAIN. THE CAMERA MOVES BACKWARDS DOWN THE STREET, TURNS AND MOVES FORWARD UP TO A TWO STORY HOUSE, RISES UP TO THE UPSTAIRS WINDOW THEN INSIDE.
A little girl is sitting on the floor playing with plastic
army men. She has set up a battle on the floor using shoes
pillows, blankets, etc...
move your men into position.
Lisa? Lisa...Lunch is ready.
Lisa runs downstairs with her pet chihuahua princes at her
heals. She runs into the kitchen where her aunt has a
sandwich, chips and a glass of fruit punch on the table.
AUNTY M (CONT'D)
Eat your lunch. I'm baking
cookies. You want cookies? Your
fathers on his way home.
He has some exciting news for you.
What is it?
I's a surprise. You'll have to
wait until he gets home.
Lisa finishes her sandwich, sharing with Princess, and runs
back upstairs to her bedroom. She continues playing war.
Lisa's dad enters the house, he see's his sister and ask...
Maudie? Where's Lisa?
Upstairs in her room.
He moves out of the kitchen and up the stairs. He walks into
Lisa's room. Lisa jumps up and runs to him.
There's my girl
Hi dad. What is it you wanted to
I've been given a new assignment
for training covert operations.
He pulls out a small box and opens it reveling two gold oak
They have made me a major.
Lisa looks up at him with sad eye.
What does this mean?
Dad puts her in front of him and looks her in the eye.
We are going to move to Washington D.C.
How can we go fishing in
We may have to put it off for a
Well what about all my friends?
You'll make new friends
No but's, now start getting your
things together. The rest will be
packed and sent to us
When are we leaving
Lisa plops down and the floor and begins to cry. Her dad
picks her up and holds her closely.
Look at it as a new adventure.
You'll meet lots of new kids and
make a lot of new friends.
He puts her down and leaves the room. Lisa sulks. After a
while, she starts packing some of he cloths. She picks up a
ceramic dragon and looks at it. She then packs it with her
Later she called her best friend and they cried on the phone.
Her parents brought her over and they said their goodbye's.
PASSENGER ON AN AIRPLANE AS A LITTLE GIRL FLYING TO WASHINGTON. LISA MORPHS FROM A LITTLE GIRL TO A YOUNG LADY.
(That is how it all
started. Now I'm on my
first mission. Oh God, I
hope I don't screw it up.)
Stewardess, please prepare for
landing. We'll touch down in Paris
in five minutes.
EXT. DAY, CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT
The plane lands, people disembark. Lisa walks through
Bonjour, quelles sont vos affaires
(Hello, what is your
business in France?)
Je rentre chez moi de vacances.
(I am returning home from
Avez-vous apprécié votre voyage?
(Did you enjoy your trip?)
(Yes, very much.)
Bienvenue à la maison
Lisa walks through the airport, walks outside, hails a cab.
Palais Bourbon, s'il vous plait
(Palais Bourbon please)
The cab pulls in front of the government building. She steps
out, pays the driver and walks up the steps and into the
building. She enter an elevator and pushes a button to go to
the third floor. She walks around, peaking into offices and
finds the one she wants. No one is around. She pulls files
and begins to photograph them. She walks out and heads
towards the elevator as a guard walks around the corner.
Que fais-tu ici?
(What are you doing here?)
Je n'arrive pas à trouver les
(I can't seem to find the
He motioned her down the hall and pointed at the ladies room. Lisa nodes and walks inside...after a few minutes, she walks out.
Comme il doit être merveilleux
d'être un policier. Je n'ai jamais
eu d'agent de police auparavant.
(How wonderful it must be
to be a police officer.
I've never had a police
Mon quart est terminé à six heures.
(My shift is over at six)
Où devrais-je vous rencontrer?
(Where should I meet you?)
Sur les marches?
(On the front steps?)
Je serais là.
(I'll be there!)
Lisa walks to the elevator, as the door closes, she blows him
a kiss, he blushes. She reaches the lobby and walks directly
to a waiting cab.
AÉROPORT CHARLES DE GAULLE s'il
(CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT
please.) FADE OUT.
Lisa is back on the plane headed for home. She begins to
daydream about how everything transpired.
FADE IN, DAY, SUNSHINE EXT.
Lisa and her father moves into the house in DC. Soldiers are
carrying in furniture, boxes, etc... Lisa goes upstairs to
her bedroom and looks out the window. She see's a boy about
her age laying on his bed throwing a football straight up and
Enters Pat, a Navy Wave officer. She looks around the room
and then walks up to Lisa.
Hi, my name is Pat. I guess you
might be Lisa?
Well that's good. I'm here to keep
you company. What would you like
to do today?
Would you like to play army with
Lisa points to her army layout on the floor in the other
room. Pat takes one look and...
Wouldn't you rather have a Barbie Doll?
So Pat got down in the floor and showed her how to aim the
guns. She was showing her how to flip one soldier over
another when Lisa asked...
Can you show me how to do that?
Pat begins teaching Lisa Judo, how to defend herself with her
FADE IN, DAY, SUNSHINE
Lisa is looking out the window at the boy next door with his
friends playing football. Pat notices her staring.
Would you like to meet him?
Lisa shrugs her shoulders. So Pat led her to her closet and
she dressed her in a nice fluffy dress. She dose her hair.
Go outside and watch them play.
They should notice you.
Lisa walks outside and over where the boys are playing.
Tommy walks up to her.
TOMMY (THE BOY NEXT DOOR)
What do you want?
I just want to watch.
No, you need to leave
Tommy steps towards her and pushes her down. They all laugh.
Girls aren't allowed.
Lisa stands up and brushes herself off. She glances at the
window at Pat and Pat shrugs her shoulders. Lisa turns
around and faces the boys.
It's a free country and I can watch
if I want.
The boys come over and when he went to push her down again, Lisa grabs his arm, twist his wrist and flings him across the yard.
Tommy stands up crying
I'm going to tell my mother
Go ahead and tell your mother you
just got beat up by a twelve year
old girl. How old are you anyway?
Then do you want to whine or do you
want to play football?
Tommy picks the ball up and throws it to Lisa. The four of
them begin to play. Pat walks away from the window, but when she returns, Lisa is snapping the ball between her legs and Tommy has his hands down between her legs to take the ball. Pat runs outside and takes Lisa by the hand and leads her back inside the house.
You can't play football in a dress.
Because it isn't lady-like.
I'm not a lady!
You are a young lady and it's not
But they were teaching me how to
hike a ball between my legs.
Yes, but they had their
It's just not lady like. You are
not to let them touch you down
Between your legs.
She leads her over to the couch and explains.
Boys are built different than girls
down there and it is not right at
your age to let them touch you or
you touch them down there. You
will learn more about it as you get
older. FADE OUT. Commercial
FADE IN. Day, school
Lisa starts school. She meets new friends, one in particular
she becomes best friends with. Sandy. ( We can create any
kind of dialogue between the two. Boys, parents, socials. )
FADE IN, DAY, SUNSHINE
Dad enters the house, he puts his briefcase down and walks
into the room where Lisa is studying.
I’ve not been around very much, so
I have contacted your school and
arranged for you to have a few
weeks off. We are going to spend
some time together. Pack a bag
baby. We’re going on a trip.
Where we going?
We are going to travel all over the
country to scout for the perfect
person I need for my new
Lisa and her dad packs bags, limo drives them to the airport
and they are off across the country. They travel to all the
state high school track relays in search for a few boys who
can run long distances. Lisa growls deeply at the strong
young men in their short shorts and had butterflies in her
stomach. They end up at the University of North Texas in
Denton, TX. Lisa and her dad are having breakfast. He is looking at his notes and shaking his head as if to acknowledge he did not find what he was looking for. We finished our breakfast and headed for the meet. Once inside the stadium, we walked to the center of the field and watch these very handsome young men. Dad walks up to this big ol' Farm Boy. (Kobra) DAD (CONT'D)
It's a nice day for a track meet
Yes sir, it's a very nice day.
How do you think you'll do in the
Lisa has listened to the conversation and is mesmerized by
I've been training really hard for
this day. I've been running 20 and
30 miles a day. I think my chances
are pretty good.
Well good luck and see you at the
Farm Boy walks away and Lisa follows him. He walks up to the bathrooms and sees this boy punching and kicking a girl.
Farm Boy jumps between them then pushes the bully. He falls
back and bumps into Lisa.
What the hell are you doing beating
on a girl like that?
Lisa's heart melts. She falls deeply in love with him.
The boy backs off, but the girl stands up and kicks Farm Boy
between the legs. He goes down to one knee.
You leave my brother alone.
She continues to kick him and he stands and pushes her away.
Go ahead and kick the shit out of
He walks away and leaves the area. The boy looks at Lisa and
What the hell do you want?
Lisa grabs his arm, twist it behind him and then rams his
face into the wall.
As Lisa walks past his sister...
That's a fine way to treat the man
that tried to rescue you.
Lisa turns and uses her thumb to punch her in her throat.
That's no way to talk to a lady.
Lisa goes out to the field and looks for Farm Boy. She looks
everywhere but can't find him.
Next up is the mile run. All
contestants to the starting line.
(that's his race)
Lisa runs down as the gun sounds. Camera on the boys as they leave the starting line, focuses in on Farm Boy, they box him in, he moves out to the outside and passes them on the
corner. He moves into the lead. He stretches his lead. He
is way ahead at the home stretch.
Go K....., Go,,,,Go,,,Go
Farm Boy breaks the finish line. Lisa tries to get close to
him but the crowd engulfs him. Lisa walks over in a dream to
the middle of the field and falls gently to the ground. She
has a sweet smile on her face. She sits up and see's Farm
Boy walking towards her. She stands so she can talk to him.
He looks up and says...
Lisa opens her mouth but all she can do is giggle. Farm Boy
smiles, chuckles and walks on past. Lisa falls to the ground
and is in love.
Are you ready to go?
Lisa does not react. She doesn't hear him.
Oh, yes dad. What do you need?
It's time to go.
Dad takes Lisa by the hand and leads her to the car. She
looks back intently trying to get a glimpse of Farm Boy. FADE OUT.
FADE IN. INT. MORNING, BREAKFAST.
We'll hit one more event then head
OK, but what about that farm boy
You've got a good eye. He ran that
race and broke the state record.
The thing is, as warm as it was, he
barley broke a sweat. Amazing.
Dad takes a sip of his coffee.
He was also the nicest boy I've had
the pleasure of talking to.
Lisa, with stars in her eyes.
He was amazing, wasn't he?
Lisa and dad are eating breakfast when she notices the sports
page has Farm Boy's picture on it breaking the state record
for the Mile run. She get's up and collects as many of the
sports pages she can. They finish breakfast, they go to the
last event and head for the airport. The plane takes
off/Lands, Lisa and her dad are at home. Lisa cuts the last
sports page and places his picture will all his other
pictures on her wall. She looks intently at the pictures as
the camera pans from her to the pictures.