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               EXT. ART GALLERY - NIGHT

               People are seen walking into a upscale Manhattan art gallery
               entrance. Dressed in designer suits and evening wear. Cars
               passing by and general chatter can be heard. 



               INT. ART GALLERY - CONTINUOUS

               DEVON, a slender tall man with dark hair and a well
               maintained five-o-clock shadow has just entered the gallery
               and checked his over-jacket. He is shaking hands and mingling
               with others. DEVON looks up and sees JENNIFER, a beautiful
               woman in a white gown. She notices DEVON and a large smile
               crosses her face and she walks towards him.

                                   JENNIFER
                         Devon, I'm so glad you could make
                         it!

               DEVON leans in and kisses her on the check.

                                   DEVON
                         Jennifer, you look lovely as
                         always, and you know I couldn't
                         miss your birthday party. This is
                         wonderful, but why did you book it
                         here?

                                   JENNIFER
                         You know these people Devon,
                         millions of dollars hanging on the
                         wall brings out the egos in
                         everyone.

                                   DEVON
                             (laughing)
                         I suppose you're right.

               ETHAN, a slender man in his late forties dressed as a waiter
               approaches them.

                                   ETHAN
                         Champagne mam?

               DEVON turns while still laughing and abruptly stops,
               recognizing ETHAN immediately. 

                                   ETHAN (CONT'D)
                         Sir?

                                   DEVON
                         ...Thank you. 

               ETHAN walks away with the tray of drinks, but looks over his
               shoulder back at DEVON. 

                                   JENNIFER
                         So, how have you been, it's been
                         almost six months since I saw you
                         last. 

               DEVON still watching ETHAN walk away. Turns back to the
               Woman.

                                   DEVON
                         Six months? Really? I was over seas
                         for a little while, but would you
                         excuse me for a minute? 
                             (Laughing)
                         It was a long train ride over to
                         this side of the city and they
                         don't put restrooms on the subway. 

                                   JENNIFER
                         Of course, it's right by the Night
                         Watch Rembrandt. There is a hallway
                         that goes to them.

                                   DEVON
                         Rembrandt... Ok, thanks I'll be
                         back in less than six months this
                         time. 

               JENNIFER laughs and leans in and kisses him on the cheek
               again. 



               INT. ART GALLERY - CONTINUOUS

               ETHAN is standing in front of the Rembrandt hanging on the
               wall. DEVON approaches him from behind.

                                   DEVON
                         What the hell are you doing here?

                                   ETHAN
                         Henry, I could ask you the same
                         thing.

                                   DEVON
                         You aren't stealing that painting
                         tonight if that's what you're
                         thinking. 

                                   ETHAN
                         Oh Henry, I'm not stealing that
                         painting. We are stealing that
                         painting.

                                   DEVON
                         You're out of your mind!

               ETHAN opens his jacket and shows DEVON a gun.

                                   ETHAN
                         It would be a shame if something
                         happened to your friends in there.
                         Remember last time in Belize? I
                         know you don't like guns, but I do.
                         I also know you're good at what you
                         do, so, we're going to be good at
                         what we do.

                                   DEVON
                             (frustrated)
                         Listen Ethan, if I help you no one
                         gets hurt?

                                   ETHAN
                         That's the plan.

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               INT. ART GALLERY - MOMENTS LATER

                                   DEVON (V.O.)
                         First we need a way to get the
                         painting out of the case without
                         setting off the alarm. I'm going to
                         have to cut it, but it can always
                         be re-stretched.

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               INT. ART GALLERY GIFT SHOP 

               ETHAN walks into the front gift shop and picks up a replica
               painting and a carrying tube.

                                   DEVON (V.O.)
                         Then we need a way to take it out
                         of the building. There are only a
                         couple of exits to the gallery.

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               EXT. ART GALLERY FRONT ENTRANCE - CONTINUOUS

               Front door has two guards standing by the entrance.

                                   DEVON (V.O.)
                         The front is already guarded and
                         would be the most difficult. 

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               EXT. ART GALLERY BACK ENTRANCE LOADING AREA - CONTINUOUS

                                   DEVON (V.O.)
                         The back door doesn't have a guard,
                         but does have a crash bar that will
                         set off an alarm if opened.

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               INT. ART GALLERY - CONTINUOUS

               View of gallery showing DEVON walking to the painting. ETHAN
               is walking over to the buffet display table.

                                   DEVON (V.O.)
                         Now, I'll lift the painting from
                         the case.
                             (Frustrated slightly)
                         You continue to buttle or whatever
                         your cover is. You'll need to
                         create a distraction maybe knock a
                         plate off the table or something.
                         Anything that makes noise. Just
                         make them all look at you. 

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               INT. ART GALLERY - CONTINUOUS

               ETHAN walks over to the table bumps a tray of champagne
               glasses off the table. 

                                   DEVON (V.O.)
                         So now that we have this
                         distraction they'll need to clean
                         the area and sweep it up. They'll
                         have to disarm the back door alarm
                         to get to the dumpster to throw
                         away the broken glass.

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               INT. ART GALLERY - CONTINUOUS

               Other staff walk over with brooms and a dust pan ETHAN start
               helping clean the glass up DEVON approaches and helps collect
               the broken glasses. They then walk towards the back door
               DEVON hand ethan the painting tube and opens the door for
               ETHAN.

                                   DEVON (V.O.)
                         So we just walk out the back door.
                         The alarm won't matter because, hey
                         we are just helping clean up the
                         mess. Then we just walk away. 

                                   ETHAN (V.O.)
                         There is a reason your the best
                         Henry, and if this works you'll
                         never see me again. 

                                   DEVON (V.O.)
                         I'm counting on it.

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               INT. ART GALLERY - CONTINUOUS

               The plan is underway and ETHAN is about to knock the glasses
               off the table. 

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               INT. ART GALLERY BY THE PAINTING

               DEVON is on his cellphone cutting the painting from the frame

                                   DEVON
                         Thank you.

               ETHAN knocks over the chaffer instead. All of the guests
               scream, the fuel from the chaffer lands on the floor and
               ignites into a small fire. DEVON sees the flame spread across
               the floor.

                                   DEVON (CONT'D)
                             (Frustrated)
                         Send the fire department also.

               DEVON hangs up the phone, rolls the painting up and puts it 
               into the tube, pulls the fire alarm, then runs over to ETHAN. 

                                   DEVON (CONT'D)
                         I said create a distraction, not
                         burn the place down. 

                                   ETHAN
                         Did you get it!

               DEVON is taking his jacket off and trying to put out the
               flames.

                                   DEVON
                         Yes, here, just go! I am not
                         letting all of this be destroyed
                         because you're an idiot.

               ETHAN grabs the paint tube and heads to the back door.

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               EXT. ART GALLERY BACK ENTRANCE LOADING AREA - CONTINUOUS

               ETHAN slams through the back door to be greeted by two police
               cars with their guns already trained on him. He stops and
               holds his hands up. 

                                   OFFICER REYNOLDS
                         Keep your hands up!

               Another officer walks over and lifts the paint tube off of
               his shoulder and pats him down. The officer finds the gun as
               well.

                                   OFFICER MICHAELS
                         Looks like he has a gun also.

                                   OFFICER REYNOLDS
                         So, robbery, arson, most likely
                         possession of an illegal weapon.
                         You are looking at serious time
                         buddy.

               The police load him into the car and are looking at the
               painting. DEVON opens the back door and walks over to the
               police. DEVON is now wearing a security guard badge  and
               jacket from the gallery.

                                   DEVON
                         Good evening officers.

               ETHANS eyes widen, but he can't really hear the conversation.

                                   OFFICER REYNOLDS
                         You the one that called this in?

                                   DEVON
                         Yes sir. I noticed he seemed to be
                         a little odd so I thought it would
                         be nice to have the boys in blue
                         down here in case anything
                         happened. They don't let us guards
                         carry anything stronger than a stun
                         gun
                             (Laughs) 
                         So let me ask you, would something
                         like assisting in busting this guy
                         get me into the academy?

               The cops both look at each other. 

                                   OFFICER REYNOLDS
                         Anything helps. 
                             (laughs)
                         Hell, I was a security guard before
                         I joined myself.

               ETHAN yelling muffled from the car.

                                   ETHAN
                         That's the guy, he set me up!

               DEVON looks over the cops shoulder.

                                   DEVON
                         Man, he seems a bit crazy.

               The officers both look over at the car.

                                   OFFICER MICHAELS
                         I wouldn't worry to much about him,
                         he was caught red handed with the
                         painting, a weapon, and he tried to
                         set the building on fire. He'll be
                         in jail for a long time.

                                   DEVON
                         Good to hear it. Well officers, if
                         you don't mind my boss asked me to
                         retrieve the painting so we can
                         move it to storage until we clean
                         everything up inside.

                                   OFFICER MICHAELS
                         The painting, well its going to be
                         submitted as evidence. 

                                   DEVON
                         That painting is worth millions
                         officer.
                         My boss is already discussing this
                         with our lawyers and they will file
                         the formal complaint with all the
                         necessary paperwork for
                         prosecution. Also, I don't want to
                         lose my job by losing this painting
                         a second time. 

                                   OFFICER REYNOLDS
                         Well as long as they have the
                         proper paperwork and the
                         information that should be fine. Is
                         the storage facility more secure?

                                   DEVON
                         Absolutely, that thief in your car
                         will never get his hands on this
                         painting ever again, I can assure
                         you of that.

               ETHAN watches from the car as the officer hands DEVON the
               painting tube and walks away. No one can hear him screaming
               from the back of the police car.

                                   ETHAN
                         He is stealing the painting. He is
                         the criminal! He set me up!

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               INT. ART GALLERY - EARLIER

               ETHAN hands DEVON the paint replica and tube and ETHAN heads
               to the main hall.

                                   OPERATOR
                         Nine-one-one what's your emergency?

                                   DEVON
                         Yeah, I work over at the art
                         gallery over here at 5th and
                         Lexington. There is a real shady
                         guy walking around here dressed as
                         a butler. He keeps eyeing some of
                         the artwork, and I can't find his
                         name in any of the employee
                         rosters. I was just hoping you
                         could maybe send a couple officers
                         down. We have a party going on
                         here, and I don't want to see
                         anyone get hurt if he has a gun or
                         something. He seems a little off
                         his rocker. 

                                   OPERATOR
                         Ok sir, just stay calm, if he does
                         have a weapon we don't want him
                         using it. Keep clear and we will
                         send someone.

                                   DEVON
                         Thank you

               DEVON hears a loud crash and sees the chaffer hit the ground.

                                   OPERATOR
                         Sir, would you be able to stay on
                         the line until the police have
                         arrived?

                                   DEVON
                             (Frustrated)
                         Send the fire department also.

               DEVON hangs up the phone

                                   OPERATOR
                         Sir, Sir..

               DEVON runs over to the table and fire and takes off his
               jacket and starts swatting the flames out.

                                   DEVON
                         Yes, here, just go! I am not
                         letting all of this be destroyed
                         because you're an idiot.

               ETHAN runs off with the painting. DEVON grabs the water
               container from the other chaffing dish and douses the flames
               out.

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               INT. ART GALLERY COAT CHECK - CONTINUOUS

               DEVON enters the coat room looking for another jacket. He
               turns and sees the security guard room door is open slightly.

                                   DEVON
                         What have we here?

               DEVON checks the camera and sees all the security guards are
               ushering people out the front door and sees the cops
               arresting ETHAN at the back entrance. DEVON grabs a security
               jacket and a security lanyard laying on the table.
               He quickly reformats the security tape showing him taking the
               painting from the case to earlier and turns the recorder off.
               He then makes his way to the back of the gallery.

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               EXT. ART GALLERY BACK ENTRANCE LOADING AREA - NIGHT

               ETHAN sitting in the police car looks up to see DEVON
               standing in the door way watching as the police walk away
               towards their car.

                                   ETHAN
                         That son of a bitch. They just
                         handed it to him. 

               The police officer gets in the car.

                                   OFFICER REYNOLDS
                         All right, hope you're ready for a
                         nice cold cell. 

               The police car drives off as DEVON watches from the back
               door. ETHAN looks back and sees DEVON exit the building with
               the paint tube over his shoulder and DEVON looks back at the
               police car and gives ETHAN a nice wave of his hand goodbye.
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