The Rocketeer,

Minute 056: Okay, Wise Guy

July 10, 2017


Cliff climbs down the ladder from the Bull Dog’s attic, and looks at Millie and Malcolm. Goose and Skeets are seated at the counter. Malcolm leaves as Peevy climbs down the ladder. Cliff digs a nickel out of his pocket and walks toward the pay phone.

As Malcolm walks back toward Chaplin Field, two large black sedans pull up in front of the Bull Dog. Several men step out of the cars and head into the diner.

Cliff is on the phone. Someone on the other end of the line says, “FBI Los Angeles, Agent Morris speaking.” Cliff turns around and sees Spanish Johnny, Jeff, Mike, and Rusty enter the diner. “Hello?” says Agent Morris on the phone.

Cliff looks back at the phone. “Uh yeah,” says Cliff into the phone, “I’ll be home soon, Honey.”

“Who is this?” asks Agent Morris.

“I love you too,” replies Cliff.

“Okay, wise guy…” says Agent Morris, as Cliff hangs up the phone. He walks back to the counter.

“What can I do for you gents?” asks Millie.

Spanish Johnny tips his hat. “Madam,” he says, “We’re looking for a pilot by the name of, uh, Cliff Secord.” Spanish Johnny looks at the men at the counter. “Does anybody here know him?” he asks. The four airmen stare blankly at Eddie’s men. Peevy has a sip of his coffee and looks away.

“Hadn’t seen him around,” says Millie, holding a pot of coffee.

Rusty leans over Spanish Johnny’s shoulder and talks to the men at the counter, “See, –”

In This Minute
Eddie Jones as Malcolm
Margot Martindale as Millie
Billy Campbell as Cliff Secord
Alan Arkin as Peevy
Robert Miranda as Spanish Johnny
Michael Miloan as Jeff
Daniel O’Shea as Mike
John Lachiavelli as Pauly



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