The Rocketeer,

Minute 058: Starting to Smoke, Old Timer

July 12, 2017


Spanish Johnny, Jeff, Mike, and Rusty are talking to Cliff, Peevy, Skeets, and Goose at the Bull Dog. Millie is behind the counter.

Spanish Johnny pulls out a gun and shoots the radio.

Millie screams.

“Listen, friend,” says Peevy, raising his hands, “we told you – – we don’t know where he is.”

Spanish Johnny puts his gun away, straightens his tie, and looks at Peevy. “Okay, Pop,” says Spanish Johnny, “maybe we can refresh your memory, huh?” He grabs Peevy and shoves him toward Rusty.

Rusty leads Peevy behind the counter at gunpoint. “C’mon – follow me,” says Rusty.

Spanish Johnny grabs Cliff and spins him around. “Take a good look,” says Spanish Johnny, “because you’re next.”

Rusty has Peevy twisted over the grill. “Talk, Dad, or get a facial,” says Rusty.

“Drop dead, you weasel!” replies Peevy. Rusty pushes Peevy’s face closer to the grill. “I told you once,” says Peevy, “I don’t know where the hell he is!”

“Leave him alone!” says Millie.

Cliff makes a reach for a ketchup bottle, but is blocked by Mike with a pistol. “Naughty boy!” says Mike. Skeets and Goose look on helplessly. Millie is near tears. Jeff makes kissing faces at Mille and she tells him to stop.

“Start talking, Pops!” says Rusty. “You’re starting to smoke, Old Timer!” Peevy is mere inches from the grill now.

“Hold it,” says Spanish Johnny. Spanish Johnny notices a message board next to the pay phone with “JENNY – HO-1603 #LADY LUCK” written on it. Spanish Johnny leans closer to the note, then holds up the picture from Miss Mabel. “Jenny” he says, comparing the picture with the note on the wall.

“Lookee here, boys,” says Spanish Johnny, “Lady Luck left her phone number.” Cliff looks alarmed.

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 Rusty



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