INT. HALLWAYS, VAN NUYS HIGH SCHOOL - DAY

Robert sees all the Students shuffling and pushing each other around and threatening each other.

These cliques talk crap about each other and the other groups of Students . Camera stops at Bobby. Bobby is changing into a cold uncaring Goth and he's emulating this act. The father flashes back to the kissing line again. He imagines what would happen if all of those Students were in Hawaii at the kissing line - if they would be able to actually be nice to each other.

ROBERT grabs his video camera and a couple of tapes on his desk and storms down the hall to the Principal's office. He knocks on the door and goes right in.

INT. PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE, VAN NUYS HIGH SCHOOL - DAY

PHOTOS of Principal and her DAUGHTER, age 8.

TO WRITE:

She is a single mother as well and Sr. has a bit of an eye for her as well. They both have the thought in their minds that they could be a deal. She asks him what he wants and he says he needs to talk to her about something and he has an idea.

First he shows her the video form the football game during the last weekend. She is not pleased to see all the violence and how things are going at the sports event.

ROBERT “SENIOR”

You remember what it was like when you were a kid and went to high school?

TO WRITE:

They reminisce and then ROBERT changes the tape in the camera and turns on the part from Hawaii at the luau with the kissing line.

ROBERT “SENIOR” (CONT’D)

Could you imagine if we made the Students do this at school every week. And could you imagine if we had both sides of the opposing teams come onto the field at halftime and greet each other like this?"

PRINCIPAL

I think you're off your rocker. It’s not going to work with these Students. There’s too hard core.

ROBERT

Something has to be done to bring everyone back together. I've been watching the Students and they are all afraid of each other. They build up these walls around their little cliques where they feel comfortable with 5-20 people and they don't step out of that
box. What I'm thinking is make it mandatory for everyone in the school to know every other person's name. In fact, they can't graduate unless they can identify everyone in the school. I'm thinking even of creating a contest and we can have something like a spelling bee but we'll call it a name bee. We can get a sponsor for a big prize and even get some media attention and see what we can do to make things better around here."

Principal sighs...

PRINCIPAL
You really think that would help?

ROBERT “SENIOR”

If you could have been there in Hawaii with me and seeing the look on everyone's faces as they came off of that kissing line I think you'd be willing to go forward with this.

PRINCIPAL
She says, "I'll tell you what. You go get a big prize and sponsor and we'll give it a shot. But I want to warn you, if the first time we do this there's any violence that's the end of it."

INT. HALLWAYS, VAN NUYS HIGH SCHOOL - DAY

POSTERS are up on the walls,
“THIS FRIDAY GENERAL ASSEMBLY GYMNASIUM
FOR: ALOHA FLOW PRACTICE
WHEN: AFTER LUNCH”

STUDENT # 1
What is Aloha Flow?

MONTAGE: STUDENTS STARE at the POSTERS.

BLACK STUDENT # 1
It’s just a con.

STUDENT # 2
Girls’ night out?

STUDENT # 1
Hey! There’s a round-trip ticket to Hawaii as the first prize!

STUDENT # 2
You ever been to Hawaii?

BLACK STUDENT # 1
I haven’t been to Watts and Van Nuys, let alone out of California.

 
 


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