A screenplay by
Jonathan L. Lipscomb
Star Hedgehog Productions FIRST DRAFT
P.O. Box 1043 June 1, 2005
Ponchatoula, Louisiana, 70454
EXT. WOODS – NIGHT
In the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee late at night, we see a
group of soldiers wearing full black suits are chasing after
a little girl with pink hair named RHYTHM wearing a long
medical gown. The soldiers carry rifles in their hands and
some K9 dogs are on leashes and bark as they join the chase
after the girl.
We don’t want to harm the child!
Use knock out darts at all time!
The girl looks ahead and comes to a sudden stop. She looks
down and notices her path ends with a cliff. She walks to
the edge and looks down at how far down it is. She hears the
dogs barking and looks straight ahead. She jumps and off the
cliff and falls down into a lake, making a splash.
SOLDIER 3 (VOICE OVER)
Where is she?
The dogs rush to the spot where the girl jumped and backs
down. One dog doesn’t think to stop so he leaps and falls
into the water as well.
The soldiers run to the cliff and aim their weapons and
spotlights down the cliff where the dogs are barking, they
notice the other dog swimming in the water while searching
for the girl.
You think she made it?
She doesn’t know how to swim.
The colonel is going to have my
head for this. Alright, I want
teams to search the lake and
find her. If she did survive,
she won’t get too far. I want
to know everything about this
area. Set up road blocks on all
highways closes to this area.
The soldiers turn around to find another rout down to the
As the sun rises, we see a large campground close to the same
lake. Rhythm crawls out of the water and onto the shore of
the lake. She crawls as far as she can and stops near some
bushes. She feels her head with her hand looks dizzy.
She passes out from exhaustion.
NARRATOR (VOICE OVER)
The path to find who you really
are is long. We will find the
answers together. I Promise.
INT. BUS – MORNING
On the highway, several cars are going to their jobs or other
activities. Inside a school bus, BILLY, a 12-year-old Cub
Scout wears his blue uniform and sits in the front of the bus
while looking disappointed and staring into space, behind him
are several other kids making noises and throwing papers.
I got you back!
Billy’s mother, NANCY drives the bus to their destination.
She looks in her rearview mirror at Billy’s expression.
You’ve been awfully quite for
hours. Are you sure something
isn’t the matter?
No, I’m fine.
You wanted to go to Scout Summer
Camp. It’s only for a week.
You had fun at your other summer
Day camps, mom. They were day
camps. I didn’t know till after
I signed up I would have to
spend a week there.
Nancy gets on the microphone.
All you kids making that racket
will be dropped off at the
Most of them lower their voices.
Nancy puts down her microphone and continues her conversation
This was a mistake.
You’ll get to meet some lots of
new friends there. You’re
graduation from cub scouts is
soon. You’ll be an official boy
Will dad be at the graduation?
Or is he still in England?
Nancy’s hand doesn’t have a wedding ring on her.
He’s supposed to come home this
weekend and see you in camp.
Nancy looks ahead at some police cars blocking the road. She
slows to a stop and opens the bus door.
The officer approaches her with a sketch of Rhythm and
glances at the kids, making sure Rhythm isn’t with them, but
they are all boys.
Good morning ma’am. We are
looking for a missing child.
Oh. Sorry, I haven’t seen him.
If you do, notify the police
department soon as possible.
The officer hands Nancy a copy of the picture and walks away.
I will do that.
The other officer allows her to drive away.
EXT. CAMP GROUND
Nancy drives the bus to the Cub Scout camp ground.
Well, here we are.
There are several of boy cub scouts walking around in their
blue uniforms and meeting other campers.
Hey nice to meet you!
The camp leaders are the boy scouts wearing beige uniforms.
Your cabin if over there.
Most of the cub scouts enjoy the idea of camping, some think
it’s scary or boring.
I wanna go home!
Nancy opens the bus door and the cub scouts jump out of the
bus with their carry bags.
Watch your step!
They look around at their surroundings while Billy gets his
bag and walks off slowly.
Mom, can’t we go to Disney World
Nancy gets off the bus as well and looks at him.
It’s so beautiful. This is one
of the best camp areas in the
country. It’s better than
Yeah, real nice.
Now you have everything? Your
camp T-shirt, shorts,
Your allergy medicine, extra
pair of socks and underwear...
Mom! I have everything.
Okay. You don’t have to yell.
I have to go so you have
yourself a wonderful time. If
you need anything, just call me.
I doubt it. There are no
cellular towers around here.
You know what I mean. I love
Nancy kisses Billy and hugs him. She walks away to the bus
while some of the younger scouts are laughing at Billy.
Mamma’s boy! Mamma’s boy!
Billy turns around.
Hey, come on over here and we’ll
see who will be screaming “mama”
like a baby.
They both run away laughing.
Billy shakes his head.
That come-back did sucked.
Billy enters his cabin and sees many bunk beds. There are
some scouts unpacking their stuff and changing into their
Hey, hey, look who it is.
Billy looks around and walks an open bed and throws his bag
on the mattress.
A boy on the bunk next to Billy is PAUL, he nods his head to
Billy since are friends in the same school, scout den and
We finally made it away from our
folks for a week. Why didn’t
you sit in the back with the
rest of us? I mean no offense,
you looked like a geek sitting
next to you mom who is a bus
I needed to ask her about some
things, that’s all.
Heh; took you long enough. You
acted like someone died.
Billy digs in his bag and takes out is his Playstation
Portable, simply known as a PSP.
Paul takes out his PSP and smiles.
You’re on. Anyone else!?
All the kids in the cabin show their PSPs and makes Billy
make a small smile.
Heck lets form a team.
Good idea, I nominate Billy the
A scout named TIM with a small video camera records himself
while speaking his mind.
Here we are the Cub Scout Summer
Camp. Our den is preparing for
an important event. Who will
succeed and who will go home?
The other scouts watch him with a wield look.
What the hell are you doing?
“The Scouts” It’s my reality
pilot I want to film while I’m
here. It would be perfect. I
have a brother who works for a
studio and he told me to go
ahead with my idea.
Perhaps to shut you up. I don’t
care about reality shows.
It’ll be cool.
Guys, scout leader!
Everyone hides their PSPs and gets in attention as the scout
leader, TUCKER walks in the room with a list.
Tim records Tucker as he begins his speech.
Den 5, Pack 100. I’m glad you
all could make it today.
However Sam Bates couldn’t make
it due to personal reasons.
SCOUT 3 (COUGHS)
Anyway, some of you have already
earned all your badges to move
up to official Boy Scout,
graduation will be held here.
Some of you may be lucky and
earn your badges during camp.
Our camp activities are listed
in your Silvis. And on
Thursday, we will have a field
trip to Look Out Mountain. I
want you all be in your best
behavior, work as a team, and
have fun. That is all, continue
what you were doing.
Tucker walks out of the cabin and the campers continue their
What a tight ass.
Billy reads his paper and the first thing his den is doing is
a nature hike.
EXT. FOREST – AFTERNOON
Billy and his other camping buddies are walking on a trail.
A scout leader stops the group and points to different things
off the trail.
Hey, look at that! That’s a big
Tim continues to record with his camera.
This guy has stopped us 3 times
in the last 10 minutes. He’s
wasting our time.
He might have gotten suckered by
Tim the camera geek.
He’s got my vote. I’ll be back.
Where are you going?
I need to drain.
Well hurry up, we’re moving
again. You want me to tell the
Billy leaves the trail.
Nah, I’ll catch up.
Billy walks to a bush far from the trail and does his
business. He looks up at the clear sky and finishes. He
zips his pants when suddenly a hand reaches out from the bush
behind him and grabs his ankle. Billy screams in shock and
falls back. He looks in the bushes and sees Rhythm real
dirty. Billy calms down a little and looks at her, not
knowing who or what she is.
A girl? Who are you? Are you
I don’t know.
Do you have a name?
I don’t know.
Rhythm stands up and looks confused while Billy slowly walks
up to her and looks down at her head, he sees small scar.
You hit your head hard, huh?
You must be suffering from
amnesia. You look like you’re
about 10 to 12. Come on; let me
get you back to the camp.
Billy begins to walk but he looks around.
Okay, where did I walk from? I
remembered right before meeting
Rhythm continues to stand still. Billy waves at her.
Follow me. Do you speak any
English? Follow me.
Rhythm walks with Billy as he looks for the trail. Billy
notices a barcode tattoo on the back of her neck.
A military barcode? In any case
you need a shower and be treated
What’s a shower?
What? You don’t know. I guess
I’ll have to show you.
INT. CABIN – 30 MINUTES LATER
Billy looks at the girl as she is now clean and wears a scout
camp uniform with a bandage around her forehead. Billy still
looks red in the face and looks in the bathroom and sees how
dirty the shower has gotten trying to clean Rhythm.
You do look like a boy. Just
don’t tell anyone what happened
otherwise I’ll never hear the
end of it. Hey, why were you
born with pink hair? You would
look better with... I don’t know
brown hair maybe.
She closes her eyes as Billy turns around for a moment, her
body glows and suddenly, her pink hair changes fast to brown,
then her skin color turns to a little tan than pail.
Yes and you could use a little
Billy turns around as she finishes. He stares at her and
takes him a moment to freak out.
Yeah and -- Holy crap! How...
I’m loosing my mind. Are you
The camps open the cabin door from their hiking trip.
Thank God that’s over.
Billy turns around and quickly puts a cap on the girl’s head.
Remember you are a boy, okay?
Tucker insides as well and notices the Billy and the unknown
Billy, we were worried about
you. You are not to leave the
group without telling the leader.
Sorry, I had to come back.
Tucker looks at Rhythm.
What is your name, camper?
This... this is Cub Scout Sam
Bates, age 12. He finally
Are you sure? According to
record book, he wasn’t going to
show up due to having the flu.
He had the flu last week but
wasn’t sure if he was going to
make it, now he’s better.
Okay, Sam Bates, are your
parents still here?
Rhythm turns to Billy who is shaking his head.
Parents are not here.
Very well, I’ll update your
record now. And Billy, you
loose some points for leaving
the group. The next time you
will not join our field trip.
It’s almost dinner time,
everyone. Please meet in the
cafeteria in one hour.
Tucker leaves the cabin.
Anyone wanna do a little one-on-
The campers go to their bunk heads to rest and some play
You know it.
Tim walks around Rhythm with his camera and films her. Not
knowing who she really is. Rhythm follows the camera.
There’s my boy, Sam who finally
arrives the last quarter of the
day. How does it feel to be in
What is Camp?
You’re kidding, right? Camp is
where kids get away from their
nagging parents for the summer
and learn to have fun.
Billy walks to Rhythm.
He’s still a little woozy from
the medicine he’s been taking.
INT. MESS HALL
All the kids sit in their seats while eating their dinner.
Did you guys see the footprints
we found above during the hike?
Yeah they were big, like an army.
Billy doesn’t seem pleased by his dinner.
Man this sucks.
Paul is sitting next to him.
We should have packed our own
raisons for this.
Tell me about it.
Hey look, one of the scouts is
gulping down his milk. That
must be his third one.
Billy looks and sees Rhythm gulping down her milk from the
small carton. She has four finished so far.
What is she doing?
The kids gather around her and offer their milk to her.
I got to get this footage down.
Tim records the moment on video camera.
Dude I will give you my milk if
you get rid of it for me.
Rhythm takes the milk from the kid and gulps it as well.
Man, that’s amazing. This milk
expired 2 days ago. I didn’t
want it after smelling it.
This is good. Sam is taking a
milk drinking challenge.
Gulp! Gulp! Gulp!
I think Sam has made new friends
Dude, you sure that’s really
Sam? Last time I checked He was
a baby dick. Not to mention
he’s a mama’s boy. Why do you
think he’s still a year behind
in being promoted?
Billy wanders if he’s doing the right thing such as
disguising his new friend as a camper instead of calling the
police. She seems special to him.
INT. CABIN – NIGHT
Billy lies on the bottom bunk, while Rhythm is on the top
bunk. Billy looks up at Rhythm.
Sam? Are you awake?
That was cool earlier, you
drinking 12 milks. You were in
the bathroom 5 times after that.
Good thing I was guarding the
door, there’s no locks on them.
Sam? I need to know. Where did
you come from? And how did you
do that trick with your hair?
Rhythm stares up at the ceiling very still.
I don’t remember.
You don’t remember your real
name, your parents or your home?
No, I don’t.
I see. The way I found you. It
looked liked you were running
away from somebody. I could
feel it, that’s why I put you in
Billy looks away.
I’m sorry about putting you
through this. But if you were
in trouble, and I called the
police, you would be back where
you were. The real Sam is sick
at home. And there are no girls
in the cub scouts. You’ll have
to pretend to be a boy for a
week. Till you get your memory
back at least.
Rhythm looks down at Billy with a smile.
It’s okay, thank you.
Get some sleep; we have a busy
Rhythm looks at the ceiling again, suddenly her eyes glow and
lines of 1s and 0s stream across them, like a robot
processing information. She then she closes her eyes and
goes to sleep quietly.
A female soldier, MAGGIE stands outside the camping, staring
at the cabin which Rhythm sleeps in. She gets on her two-way
radio and contacts her HQ.
Target is with a large group of
children. She does not pose a
threat to them. We’ll wait so
we don’t endanger anyone.
Understood. If the kids
discover what she really is...
I doubt anyone will discover she
is a billion dollar prototype.
I have a plan of my own.
EXT. CAMP – MORNING
The kids from inside the cabin wake up from the sound of a
boy playing a wake up song with a trumpet outside.
PAUL (VOICE OVER)
Paul throws a football at towards the trumpet boy who quickly
All the scouts including Billy and Rhythm gather outside
wearing their uniforms and yawning but Rhythm looks energetic.
It’s six in the morning.
Maggie is in a scout leader uniform and shows her references
How long have you been a scout
My husband used to be leader,
and I got interested when we
married. Sad to say he passed
away a few years ago.
I’m sorry to hear that.
Everything in your papers looks
good, and we could use a female
leader this week. Welcome to
camp, and good luck.
Don’t worry, they’ll like me.
Maggie sees Rhythm and Billy talking to the other kids.
EXT. ARCHERY AREA
The kids hold their bows and arrows and learn to shoot
towards the target and hit the bull’s eye.
Hey look at the short kid.
Rhythm learns fast and hits the bull’s eyes several times
while amazes everyone around her.
How is he doing that?
In Rhythm’s POV she locks onto the target like a robot.
That’s very good!
EXT. OPEN TENTS
Billy and his pack are sitting under some tents while making
Remember you tie the leather
strings in a not as soon as you
put them through the holes.
Rhythm as already made about 4 of them.
The teacher looks at her.
Is there more?
... Help yourself. You should
rank up at your pace.
EXT. NATURE TRAIL
Rhythm is walking with Billy and the other kids while reading
her scout books on the way.
Here we go with yet another
boring trail walk.
Maggie is the leader and points to a gray bed.
Sam, can you tell us what bird
Rhythm looks at the bird and thinks for a few seconds.
It is a Cardinal.
And what type of cardinal is it?
It is a female cardinal.
Billy smiles at Rhythm and she smiles back.
You remember everything well.
Maggie wonders about Rhythm.
The scouts are exploring below a cave with lots of crystal
walls from water dripping. It makes a good tourist
Rhythm is amazed by all the colors and smiles.
Look at that!
Yeah. Try not to fall.
EXT. CAMPFIRE – NIGHT
Rhythm, Billy and the other kids roast marshmallows with
sticks over the campfire and making smores.
Tim is still recording his films.
Hey does anyone know a good camp
song? I need one for my pilot.
Sam, do you know a good song to
Yeah. I know sing the one that
was playing in my PSP.
Rhythm thinks for a moment and changes her voice to sing Ben
E. King’s “Stand By Me”. The guitarist joins in.
When the night has come. And
the land is dark. And the moon
is the only light we see. No, I
won't be afraid. Oh, I won't be
afraid. Just as long as you
stand. Stand by me.
The kids and Maggie are amazed at this talent and continue to
listen to Rhythm’s singing.
His voice became deeper.
EXT. RIVER – NEXT MORNING
The kids are swimming in the river with their swimsuits on.
Billy and Rhythm walk on the deck wearing swim shorts and
jerseys with air holes in them. Billy made Rhythm wear the
jersey to hide her female chest. The other kids look at them.
Hey nice suit, Sammy. Why don’t
you try swimming without the
shirt or are you that shy?
Mind your own business. If he’s
shy then respect that.
I’m not talking to you; I’m
talking to the woos.
Look, he maybe small, but he can
keep up with all of you.
Besides your friends over there
are wearing tank tops.
The boys see his fat friends wearing tank tops and shake
Billy walks to his pack and watches Tucker get several canoes
Crap. They didn’t say anything
about canoeing. I suck at this.
Each pack takes a turn learning
how to canoe. Den 5, Pack 100
will be the fist.
Tim records with his video camera again.
Tim, you’re going to loose that.
No problem, I have a strap tied
to it, plus water proof for
Must be expensive, very well but
it’s your responsibility.
Everyone to your assigned leader
and listen extra careful as to
what he or she has to say.
The scouts put on their life jackets and Tucker assigns the
scout to their assigned canoes.
Sam, you are with Paul. Billy
are you with Tim and Miss Maggie.
Rhythm goes to the canoe with Paul and their leader.
I’ll be doing most of the
paddling, you sit up front.
Billy goes to the canoe with Tim and Maggie as the leader.
Hey Billy, you want to narrate
for my film this time?
Sure if you’re paying me.
The kids put their paddles in the canoe and they push the
canoes into the water, they get in quick and paddle when the
leader tell them to.
EXT. RIVER – NOON
The kids continue to learn how to canoe.
That’s very good.
Rhythm seems to be enjoying the moment and nature.
This is fun!
Hey stop rocking the boat. How
much do you weigh anyway?
Billy is swatting bugs off his neck while Tim records Billy.
It seems something is bugging
little Billy. Care to share
Yeah if you don’t stop aiming
that camera at me it is...
Billy is interrupted by the sound of thunder. He looks up
and sees a large black cloud.
Oh no. The weather forecast
said a slim chance of rain.
Suddenly the rain starts pouring on all of the canoes and the
wind blows harder and most of the kids panic.
Everyone stay calm! There’s a
bridge up ahead, we’ll use it as
Billy starts to panic as remembers some moments of his past.
Suddenly canoe hits a large rock sticking out of the water
and tips over the canoe and tips it over.
Maggie, Billy and Tim swims from under the canoe and back up
from the water. They try to swim but the water is rushing
them and the other canoes are far away except for Paul’s.
Grab on to me!
Maggie grabs Tim and tries to grab Billy but he sinks
Rhythm sees what is happening and worries about Billy. She
jumps out of the canoe and swims towards the unconscious
Sam! Are you crazy? Get back
She dives underwater and grabs him and submerges while trying
to keep his pale face above water.
Maggie gets Tim to the shore and grabs a rope out from the
rushing water. She throws it to Rhythm.
Rhythm grabs the rope and is being pulled in by Maggie.
Tim sets his camera on a log and continues to record. He
goes to help Maggie. They pull Rhythm and Billy out from the
That was stupid! You should
have stayed your canoe!
Rhythm looks at Billy and feels him.
Why isn’t he moving?
Maggie goes to Billy and checks him also and performs CPR on
Billy. Suddenly the water pops out of his mouth and he
coughs for air.
Hey Billy, are you alright man?
I think so. God... what
Sam saved your life.
Billy looks at Rhythm and smiles while Tim looks around the
area for something. Billy stands up and realizes he and the
others are stranded, so he takes the canoe paddle out from
the water and throws it hard in the air and halfway threw the
river like a javelin with such emotion.
Okay so... where are the
Billy is shivering cold and Maggie sits next to Billy and
places her body up against his. Billy turns red for a moment
as his neck feels her warm breast.
Relax, you’ll catch ammonia if
you don’t get warm. What
happened back there, you fainted
in the water, Billy.
Billy opens up with his story while Tim continues to record.
When I was 7, my twin sister
drowned in a fishing trip. I
panicked and tried jumped into
save her, before I could reach
her, my father jumped and pulled
me out first. By the time he
went back to get my sister she
was in too deep and drowned.
Dad was so upset he blamed
himself but I really got in his
way. He left us and became a
surgeon in England. I joined
the scouts so I could overcome
fear and be more prepared for
drastic situations. Rhythm
reminds me a whole lot of my
That was sad.
Billy looks at the camera and is embarrassed.
Delete it and turn it off!
Tim turns his camera off and looks at Maggie and starts to
fake his shivering.
I’m feeling cold, could I get
Rhythm sits next to Tim and rubs on him.
I can warm you.
What are you doing? I don’t
want a boy all over me! God
you’re still freezing cold!
I’m not a boy.
Tim looks in the water and sees Rhythm’s swim trucks on
shore. His curiosity gets the best of him when he lies down
and looks up Rhythm’s shirt from below. It takes him a
second to react to what he is seeing.
Oh my God!
So Sam is a girl after all?
It’s nice of you to react so
calmly about all this. Miss
Maggie. Who are you really?
What are you getting at?
You have been following her ever
since you came to camp. You
know who she really is.
I don’t know what you’re talking
Billy gets loose and stands up.
What about us still being here?
We could have climbed up that
hill and find help, unless your
own rescue party is on the way.
Maggie stands up and looks serious.
Who is this girl really? Her
ability to change her color, and
voice. The way she learns fast
by reading or watching others.
And the way I first found her
was sad enough; she lost her
memory from a fall.
It’s classified government
business. Sam, no, Rhythm.
You’re going back home.
Rhythm reacts to her real name as a helicopter approaches the
Rhythm? I trusted you, Maggie.
I’m sorry, but I must bring her
back. The rest of you can go.
No one will believe what a child
has to say about this.
Rhythm! Run! RUN!
Rhythm hesitates and uses one of her abilities to make her
invisible and removes her jersey to become completely
invisible but the only thing that can be seen is her
Dude! Did you see what she did?
Maggie watches as Rhythm jumps away.
What have you done?
I’m saving her life. Tim, run!
Billy and Tim run away as the helicopter comes closer. They
climb the trail up the hill and threw the poison ivy and Tim
records with his camera. Maggie tries to go after them but
slips in mud. She looks at the chopper.
There’s been a set back.
Maggie reaches in her pocket and discovers something
important is missing.
Billy and Tim are running through the woods and onto the
road. Billy carries a PDA in his hand and looks over it.
What is that?
I got it from that lady. This
thing has everything about that
girl named Rhythm. I didn’t
have to enter a password, she
left it unlocked.
Billy surfs through the PDA and gets information about Rhythm.
Should you be going through that?
No way! She’s... a robot.
What have we gotten into? Does
this mean we’re fugitives? Dude
this trip keeps getting better!
We discovered a robot giri!
Shut up, there’s a video in here.
Billy opens a large video file on the PDA.
We look at the screen of the PDA where a video is playing for
the kids. On the screen is a scientist named DR. WALLIS. He
stands in front of a ruined lab.
My name is Dr. Wallis. This
video is strictly classified.
We have been studying robotics
and cloning for years and so far
we only come closer to solving
the puzzle by a little.
“Project Rhythm”, Rhythm is a
dance form, and a medical term.
The video shows blueprints and how they cloned faked human
organs and how they constructed the plastic skeleton.
We combined these theories to
make the perfect artificial
human being. We created an
artificial brain, heart, liver,
eyes and every other human part
using science and cloning
technology. We even created
artificial blood and other
fluids compatible with these
organs. Creating the vessels
for the blood and fluids was
extremely difficult. Her skin
and hair are made of a special
plastic that looks and feels
Rhythm is walking around in a lad like a new born robot.
DR. WALLIS (CONT)
To develop her mind faster, we
used computers to transmit
information and programming into
her brain. She could get her
fuel from food and water, and
she can even waist. She was
learning fast and would be a
The video shows explosions in the lab.
DR. WALLIS (CONT)
Our lab was attacked by
terrorists and they have
kidnapped our project. We have
not finished our research on
what Rhythm could do but we
learned right before the attack.
The video changes to the diagram of Rhythm.
Her speed and strength, healing
and learning are twice more than
a normal human, and she could
change her color and make
herself invisible like a
chameleon. There are no metal
parts inside of her, which means
she can pass through a metal
detector perfectly, and her
weight is light like a normal
The video changes back to Dr. Wallis.
However the one thing we learned
is that the materials and fluids
used to make her if combined
could cause her to explode and
take a whole city block with
her. We also learned in order
to prevent this is to make sure
she has no internal injuries.
Her artificial appendix is not
perfect, if that bursts she
could explode. This PDA has
instructions on how to remove it
if you can not bring her back on
time. She is only a child and
yet immortal if not used as a
bomb. Thank you.
Billy and Tim are getting close to the camp and Billy is
freaked out about what was on the video.
She really is a robot.
Talk about freaky.
There’s more on this thing.
Looks like that lady’s mission
You’re going to read them?
We discovered kidnappers truck
932 miles away from the lab.
Truck disabled and kidnappers
taken to custody. However
project has fled while trying to
be taken into safe custody. She
leaped from a cliff and the next
day I found her disgusted as a
boy cub scout. She is
interacting with children, I am
going in undercover to ensure
her projection and keep her
identity a secret.
We misjudged Maggie.
Billy starts running towards camp.
We better find Rhythm!
Wait a minute, she’s a bomb!
Billy and Tim open the door to their cabin and looks around.
All of the kids in the pack are still in the river. Billy
walks towards his bed and gets a towel to dry off with.
Rhythm? Are you in here?
He hears a sound of a girl crying coming from the top bunk.
He sees an invisible figure with a white sheet covered around
her. Billy climbs up to the top bunk and looks at her.
Rhythm, it’s alright, we are
Rhythm becomes visible and she looks at Billy with dry eyes.
No one is going to hurt you.
Rhythm shivers and feels her belly with pain.
Oh no, it’s bursting now.
Tim opens the door as Billy carries Rhythm inside while
looking for the nurse but no where to be found.
Great, she must be on the bus to
pick the kids still in the storm.
What do we do?
I don’t want to die... I don’t
want to die...
Billy listens to her and carries her to the operating table
and lays her on the table with the blanket still on her.
Call me crazy. I’m doing it
myself. The PDA has
instructions on how to do it;
it’s like operating on a real
Okay, you are crazy. Do you
even know how to perform surgery?
I studied one of my dad’s books
on it last summer and the
medical terms. It was for a
book report. Besides if Doogie
Howser can do this at a young
age then anything is possible.
What do you want me to do? Be
Me and my big mouth.
Billy reads the PDA on how Rhythm functions and where her
sleep mode is.
I think I have this figured out
In Rhythm’s point of view, she watches Billy as he puts on
some gloves and a suit.
Don’t worry. We’ll take good
care of you.
Billy presses something under her arm and she gets blurry and
Tim. If you see me running, try
to keep up.
Rhythm sleeps inside of a large glass tube. She wakes up and
looks around her. She hears voices around her.
DR. WALLIS (VOICE OVER)
What do you mean this project is
canceled? That can not
dismantle my creations! That’s
murder! I’ll take my Rhythm
MAN (VOICE OVER)
There are guards all around this
lab with your project monitored.
They’ll never let you escape
DR. WALLIS (VOICE OVER)
I do what it takes to protect
Rhythm looks to her sides and sees another tube with a boy
named WALTZ inside of it, and then sees another boy in the
other tube. She places her hand on the glass and suddenly
Waltz opens his eyes and looks at Rhythm with an evil
Rhythm opens her eyes and looks at Billy holding a jar with
liquid and her artificial appendix in it.
Hey your awake... I mean active.
Tim is outside making barfing sounds.
I thought I was going to die!
Rhythm is wearing her uniform and tries to get up.
Easy, it took about an hour but
it was a success. You need to
rest for about a day to heal.
Rhythm smiles and hugs Billy.
Tim backs inside while Maggie enters the room.
Billy gets in front of Rhythm and protects her.
Relax kid; I’m on your side. I
watched everything. That was
very impressive work on
disarming her by the way.
What will you do now? Take her
back to that creepy lab again?
I saw everything on this.
He tosses the PDA back to Maggie.
Those are my orders. However
since she is no longer a threat
to anyone, she can enjoy the
rest of her stay at camp.
Interaction with other children
was one of the things Dr. Wallis
wanted Rhythm to experiment
with. I’ll call my men and
explain she is fine and that you
kids didn’t know what our
chopper really was. That is if
you keep a lid on this. Plus
I’ll explain to Tucker that I
saved you kids from the river.
Really? You’ll let her stay and
go on our field trip?
I am breaking a few rules. But
You have our word, we won’t tell
And you Tim. No footage of what
Rhythm really is. Everyone
knows her as Sam Bates.
Maggie looks at Billy as he scratches his arms. She examines
You got into it big time.
Billy lies in his bed with cream all over his body and two
blankets to keep him warm.
Rhythm sits next to him while Tim records this moment.
Wait until everyone sees this.
Billy played stupid and got into
the poison ivy while climbing
out of the river.
Man, shut up!
Rhythm laughs at Billy.
Billy looks because it’s the first time he has ever seen her
Dr. Wallis is looking at reports on his computer. He notices
his other experiment, Waltz walking into the room.
It seems Rhythm is fine and the
government will never bring her
back now that she is in their
crudity. I’m counting on you to
complete your mission.
Yes of course. I will require a
EXT. TRAIN – EARLY MORNING
A couple days after the canoe and surgery scene, a train is
sending many campers to Chattanooga for their all day field
This is awesome!
Billy and Rhythm sit together in their official scout
uniforms. Rhythm is learning how to play Billy’s PSP and
plays with other campers using the wireless network.
You’re getting better at this.
I know, its fun.
Maggie is their leader and stands up.
May I have your attention
please? We will be entering
Chattanooga soon. The shuttle
buses will meet us at our stop.
Our first stop will be Alexian
Village. It is one of the
finest retirement communities in
the country. Please be on your
best behavior, or in other
words, show some respect for
Most of the scouts pout about going there.
You know what will happen if we
Don’t remind me.
INT. ALEXIAN VILLAGE LOBBY
The scouts are inside the lobby of a retirement home. Many
retirees greet the scouts, and some are tugging the scout’s
cheeks including Billy and Paul’s.
Ah, look at you cub scouts. I
remember when I was a boy scout.
Rhythm is smiling while she acts so cute to the retirees.
She receives many hugs from them and they don’t want her to
Oh, aren’t you the cutest thing.
Tim is recording the whole thing while some scouts laugh.
Look mom, the rubber boys.
Well Some people are getting a
kick out of this.
I can’t feel my cheek bones.
After the beautiful and humiliating tour of Alexian Village
the kids now venture threw the Aquarium of Tennessee. They
listen to the tour guide while looking at the fish in the
In here are tiger sharks.
A shark swims close to Rhythm and scares her to where she
grasps onto Billy. Billy looks embarrassed about this.
Rhythm realizes her role and stands back in attention.
Another boy in a scout uniform joins the group. His face
looks similar to Waltz’s.
INT. I-MAX THEATER
The kids are sitting in an I-max theater connected to the
Aquarium. They wear 3-D glasses and watch an educational
Where’s the roller coaster?
Rhythm eats some popcorn and tries to reach for the movie.
Billy tries to get her to understand.
They look 3-D for a reason.
EXT. RIVER BOAT
The kids are taking a short ride on the River Boat to get
some more sights from the top of the boat.
This is good scene.
Rhythm is enjoying the wind blowing her hair from the front
of the boat. Billy helps her on the ledge and he holds her
I saw this in a movie. You’re
king of the world!
He cheers into the wind and Rhythm follows.
The other scouts watch them.
That is the weirdest thing I
have ever seen.
Let them have their fun. They
deserve it. Guys we’re having
lunch downstairs. Coming?
BILLY AND RHYTHM
The kids walk downstairs while Waltz stays for a moment to
look at his sister’s face with a frozen expression.
EXT. INCLINE RAILWAY
The kids sit in a trolley train as it moves slowly up Lookout
The tour guide explains the history of Lookout Mountain and
what the tracks are made of.
The early development of Lookout
Mountain centered around the
small village at its base named
Chattanooga. The small trading
town was founded in the late
1700's as a trading post, and it
grew from a one building affair
to a thriving trade center for
goods coming east from the
Rhythm seems to be resting up against Billy and Maggie
watches with a smile.
Someone seems to having too much
excitement for one field trip.
Yeah, not much to see here. She
is so much like my sister. I
wish I could take her home with
me. I know her life is short.
Billy, I can assure you we will
not treat her like a test
subject. She wanted to live and
that makes her human, and not an
android. Trust us.
I will get to visit her.
INT. RUBY FALLS
All of the kids are looking around the giant water fall
inside of Lookout Mountain and Billy seems to be bored with
this stop already.
Oh wow, a little waterfall with
a red light around it.
EXT. ROCK CITY
Rock City is one of the best tourist attractions in
Tennessee. The scouts head towards the entrance when they
see lots of Secret Service people securing the area and
letting assigned guests inside.
What’s going on here?
I wanted to keep this a
surprise. Our camp was chosen
to have you kids come over here
to meet the President of the
United States. He is here to
give a speech about the progress
of the Boy Scouts of America.
Most of them cheers about seeing the president.
Well my dad is a democrat.
Billy sees the line for the metal detector and starts to
freak out while glancing at Rhythm. He knows she’s half
Rhythm steps up next and the man scans her with his metal
detection rod. It beeps.
Empty your pockets. No cell
Rhythm removes some key chains inside of her pocket and the
man scans her with a portable metal detector. She is clear
to go and Billy nearly faints and realizes something
I forgot she’s made of plastic.
INT. GIFT SHOP
Rhythm looks at some clothes while Billy and Maggie help.
Try on some of these girl
clothes. It’ll make you feel
like a real woman.
Rhythm walks into the dressing room with lots of clothes.
She closes the door and a moment later opens it while wearing
a pink shirt and dress.
Do I look good?
Billy and Maggie smile and clap.
Rhythm smiles and walks back in the dressing room. She walks
back out wearing a girl overalls and country clothes.
She walks back into the dressing room. She walks out wearing
tight black clothes, black leather jacket and sunglasses
which freaks both Billy and Maggie out.
Don’t kid like that?
Rhythm looks confused and walks back into the dressing room.
I’ll be back.
Billy laughs because she reminds him of a movie character.
EXT. ROCK CITY
Rhythm is in her uniform again and stands next to a Native-
American man dressed like a Cherokee. She shakes his hand
while both Billy and Tim takes there picture.
RHYTHM AND INDIAN
Billy takes the picture.
INT. SMALL TAFFY SHOP
Rhythm looks at the taffy machine working on stretching the
What is that?
Billy buys Rhythm a box of taffy that has many flavors inside
of it. He hands it to her.
These are freshly made here.
You’ll never find the best salt
water taffy anywhere outside
Rhythm eats one and gets excited.
Rhythm gives Billy a gift. A penny flattened with a Rock
City logo on it which costs 2 quarters to make. Billy
Thank you. It’s... nice.
ROCK CITY GARDENS - EVENING
The scouts are walking around Rock City, looking at the
Hey Billy, it’s almost time!
Rhythm looks at a map and wants to go to places on it.
Can we go here next?
Sure after the speech...
Billy looks at the entrance and nearly drops his map when he
sees the real Sam Bates and his mother at the main entrance.
What... the hell is he doing
Sam Bates looks like a mama’s boy and a nerd combined, he
breathes on his inhaler.
I need my retainer back.
Billy tries to walk Rhythm away from the entrance.
Tucker walks over to the real Sam and then turns to Billy and
You two, over here!
Billy stops and looks down in disbelief. He and Rhythm walks
This looks like Sam Bates. Why
is there someone else taking his
I can explain. I heard Sam was
sick, and I asked my friend here
to help out.
That looks like a girl to me. I
can tell. It’s a mother’s
Tucker removes Rhythm’s cap that shows her pink hair which
she forgot to change after being in the dressing room for so
long and Tucker gets a good look at her face.
You brought a girl who is not
even in the scouts and had her
use Sam’s name?
You lied to your Scout Master.
You should be expelled from the
scouts for good. Maggie!
Maggie walks to Tucker.
Keep an eye on these trouble
makers. They are not venture
around the park or see the
You got in trouble, Billy.
Come out from hiding behind
mommy and say it in my face.
That’s enough, let’s go.
Maggie leads them away from Tucker and towards a quieter
area. They sit down at a bench.
I’m real sorry this had to ruin
your career as a scout.
Forget it, I was thinking about
quitting anyway. I wouldn’t
make it as a Boy Scout rank.
Heck I had a hard time getting
threw the Cub Scouts. I’m going
for a walk before I’m yelled at
by my mother when I get home.
Billy gets up and walks away. He looks depressed.
It’s best if I and Rhythm left,
so things don’t get any worst.
Rhythm feels something close. Something she knows.
What is it?
There’s danger. Don’t do it.
The president could be in
danger? I’m going in as an
agent again. Stay here where
Maggie leaves Rhythm and walks to the main lobby. She shows
her ID card and enters.
Rhythm receives images in her head and notices Waltz entering
the lobby. She recognizes his face. She gets off the bench
and runs towards the lobby.
Rhythm sneaks inside the lobby while the guards were not
looking down. She sees Maggie and stands next to her.
I told you to stay outside.
My brother, Waltz is here.
A brother, I never read anything
about another android.
If he’s here... that means...
The president stands on a small stage and gives his speech.
Maggie motions Rhythm to look for Waltz while she searches
the other direction.
Look that way.
Waltz sits in a chair close to the president. In his point
of view, a program activates and sets him self to blow up in
Rhythm feels something strange and sees Waltz in his chair.
She motions to Maggie and points.
Maggie walks to the secret service men.
That boy over there is not a
scout. He is a spy.
The secret service men walk over to Waltz and place their
hands on his arms. The president watches as he continues to
Young man. You need to step
What’s going on?
The men try to force Waltz up. Waltz stands up and uses his
super human strength to push the secret service into the
walls. The kids get freaked out by this.
What’s going on?!
The president backs away as the secret service gets in front
of him and aims their guns at Waltz. Waltz jumps at the men
and beats them up fast. He stands over their unconscious
bodies and looks at the president with an evil look. He
makes a fist and suddenly 2 sharp claws pop out of his hand.
They look clear and made of a special plastic like his
skeleton. He walks closer to him as Maggie shoots her gun at
Waltz but he blocks her bullets with his claws.
All of a sudden, Rhythm runs at Waltz and forces him through
the wall and out through the window and behind the building.
The other secret service men protect the president and rush
him out of the building and out of Rock City.
EXT. BACK OF LOBBY
Waltz stands in front of Rhythm who is in his way and is
ready to fight. He points his claws at Rhythm.
Idiot! You’re screwing
What are you saying?
Our father wants the president
to pay after what he did. The
funding to continue his research
was terminated and we were to be
disposed of. There were no
kidnappers. You were being
shipped to assassinate him. The
kidnapping was an excuse so the
government wouldn’t know his
real plans and shift the blame
on a fake terrorist group. You
lost your memory in that fall
and injured your appendix. You
became a scout and had the
appendix removed by the brats so
you wouldn’t detonate on the set
time. Rhythm 01 and Waltz 01
are the same. We both have a
mission to do and prove to the
world we are the next W.O.Ds.
Rhythm backs away frightened as the secret service men aim
their guns at Waltz.
Maggie aims a rifle at Waltz.
First I’ll kill the agents and
show you what you’re meant for.
Maggie then aims at a propane tank next to Waltz.
Rhythm! Get out of the way!
Rhythm jumps out of the way the same time Maggie shoots and
hits the big tank.
Waltz turns around and looks at the tank. He uses his hands
to shield his face as the tank explodes, taking Waltz with it.
Maggie shields Rhythm on the ground and some secret service
officers offer their help in shielding the girl. They stand
up as the blast dies down.
That takes care of that.
Rhythm looks in shock as she sees Waltz still standing in the
blaze of fire. His shirt is burned off, and some of his skin
around his body and face. The hand with his claws is badly
damaged. All is seen is his boney hand, fingers and claws.
Waltz tries to smile.
Look at me. This is what you
Rhythm screams and runs away.
Waltz turns invisible and jumps away from the scene.
Maggie watches in horror and tries to aim her gun at Waltz
but can’t get a clear shot. She turns to the secret service
That android needs to be
destroyed at all costs!
INT. FAIRYLAND CAVERNS
Rhythm runs into a cavern where there are lots of images, and
manikins of fairytale characters. Rhythm tries to run around
them while trying to void Waltz. She suddenly hears his
voice in her mind.
WALTZ (VOICE OVER)
Take a good look, Rhythm.
You’re nothing more than a doll
WALTZ (VOICE OVER)
You really think a doll has a
soul? Do you think you live a
perfect life? You’re the one
living a fairytale.
Rhythm runs out of the caverns and into the Needle’s Eye
where she squeezes through the narrow path and running at the
Leave me alone!
A distortion of Waltz is jumping from rock-to-rock. He
laughs while watching Rhythm run.
WALTZ (VOICE OVER)
Where will you run? Who will be
able to fix you? Our father is
the only one who can if your
plastic organs get damaged.
You’re a cold blooded robot
designed to look and act human.
EXT. SWING BRIDGE
Billy and Tim walk across the bridge while filming.
Why didn’t you stay at the
center to see the president?
They won’t allow my camera.
Besides I get bored listening to
politics. I called my dad to
record CNN. That’s good enough.
Billy hears something and turns around. He sees Rhythm
running on the bridge and running into him. Billy and Tim
try to keep their balance.
Hey! Careful! We almost fell.
The distortion of Waltz starts cutting the swing bridge.
This is fun.
Oh crud. Run!
The 3 runs towards the other side of the bridge as Waltz cuts
the bridge on his side.
The group jumps off on time as the bridge falls and Billy
looks behind him and sees nothing.
What the hell was that?
EXT. TOP OF ROCK CITY
The group runs on the top of Rock City they pass the 7 state
flags and stop at Lover’s Leap. They look down at the clouds
Oh man it’s a dead end! What
are you we running from?
Billy and Tim look where Rhythm is facing. They see Waltz
becoming visible and show his damaged body. Billy and Tim
backs away with terrified looks.
Tim tries to reach for his camera of gets too close to the
rail, fall over and screams.
Billy turns and reacts fast by grabbing his arm. Billy tries
to pull him up.
You’re that boy who’s been
brainwashing my sister!
Billy looks behind him and sees Waltz running at him with his
claws ready to strike.
Suddenly Rhythm jumps in front of Billy and punches Waltz in
the face. Forcing him back and he regains his balance.
I know a lot more on how to live
than throwing it away to a
meaningless cause! I chose to
be a scout and learn about
Rhythm gives Billy and hand in pulling Tim up and back on the
Can you move?
I think my bowels are.
It doesn’t matter. There’s less
than a minute left till I
Rhythm, you can still make it
out of here. I will protect you.
Rhythm takes a piece of taffy out of her pocket and eats it.
She turns to Billy and smiles at him.
Thank you. But I will protect
At the same time Waltz charges at them with his claws.
You all die!
Rhythm looks back at Waltz and makes 2 plastic claws come out
of her hand and make them glow with energy. She slices
Waltz’s claws off with one fast slash. Waltz’s claws fall
off and he panics. Rhythm grabs Waltz tight and turns him to
the edge of the cliff, jumping off fast and falling down
while holding onto Waltz real tight. Billy and Tim watches
What are you doing?
In slow motion, Billy watches Rhythm fall in front of his
wide opened eyes. Tears leak out of Rhythm’s eyes.
She and Waltz fall down towards the ground and out of sight.
All of a sudden there is an explosion that brightens the sky
and makes the mountain tremble. Billy shields himself and
watches in shock with wide teary eye as the explosion ends.
As the explosion glows and dims down, Billy breaks down and
cries on the pavement.
MAGGIE (VOICE OVER)
Maggie and Tucker runs to the scene.
EXT. CAMP – AFTERNOON
The next day the kids have their bags ready and steps on the
bus while Tucker sees them off.
See you back at the meeting.
Billy sees his mother standing next to her bus as well as his
father. He walks up over to them, his mother hugs Billy with
worry in her eyes.
I was so worried about you. I
heard everything that happened.
I’m moving back home, son. I
can’t let something like the
past haunt me. I want to make
it up to the both of you.
Billy’s parents give him a hug. Billy doesn’t speak.
INT. BILLY’S ROOM – MORNING – 2 WEEKS LATER
Billy sits on his bed wearing his new Boy Scout uniform while
watching his graduation speech on the DVD Tim made for him.
He also flips through all the scenes with him and Rhythm on
it. They look like they are having a good time. Billy has
the souvenir coins Rhythm had made for him sitting on his
RHYTHM (VOICE OVER)
What do I like about the scouts?
I am happy that... I got to meet
many friends and have fun.
Rhythm smiles and blushes on the TV screen and the video
stops. Billy stares at the TV in gloom. He looks away.
Billy’s mother knocks on the door.
Billy, you have someone at the
door. Billy, you can’t stay in
your room all summer. Cheer up.
Billy walks out of his room and down the stairs.
He walks to the door and opens it. He looks at a Girl Scout
Want to buy some cookies?
I’m not in the mood for them,
thank any... huh?
He looks closer at her face and notices it resembles
Rhythm’s. He smiles with unbelief that she survived a fall
I jumped off Waltz on time and
climbed the mountain down. I
guess I got lucky.
Billy hugs Rhythm tight while his parents watch this moment.
Are you here to stay?
I want to be happy and live.
Mom, can Rhythm stay the night?
I don’t see why not.
As long as her mother says it’s
My name is Rhythm Wallis. I am
Billy’s friend. It’s nice to
meet you all.
Maggie sits in her car close to Billy’s house. She has
reports about Dr. Wallis’ lab being abandoned after the
attack on Rock City. She smiles as Rhythm reunites with her
friend. She puts a cell phone on her ear.
Yes, Mr. President. Rhythm 01
is safe and sound. She needed
to see her best friend again for
a little while. We will
continue to study her, but she
wants to experience a normal
child life as a Girl Scout here
in the smoky mountains. She
already got some experiences.
Billy and Rhythm walk inside.
As for the Dr. Wallis, we do not
know his whereabouts, or if he
made anymore androids. The
world would panic if the first
androids ever made were used as
weapons. Rhythm proved she
wasn’t a weapon; she’s more
human than she thinks.
Maggie drives away.
INT. WALLIS’ LAB
Inside a dark room, there is still one more tub with the
other android that looks exactly like Waltz. A sign on the
tube reads “WALTZ 02”. He opens is eyes fast.
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