Set on a skyscraper rooftop. PERRY, a wiry young gentleman
is crouching in the far-left corner of the roof. He's busily
working with a screwdriver on a pair of shoes. The shoes are
regular tennis shoes with huge, flexible springs attached to
the bottom. BRUCE, a stocky individual with a shaved head,
walks up and approaches Perry.
15 minutes, so calm down.
Perry holds up the shoes and hands them to Bruce.
Put these on.
Is that what you called me up here
for? Look Perry, I don't want to
go through this again. Last month
I broke my rib, remember?
But this time will be different.
I've completely realigned the hyper
coils, and with the new silicon
vertical lifts... Bruce, I think
it's going to work this time.
And then what? Perry, nobody's
going to be interested in bouncy
"Bouncy shoes"? I've explained the
concept of the Windrider Hydra-Soul
to you before. These are much more
than "bouncy shoes". Think of it
Bruce, you'll be able to jump off
any structure, of virtually any
height, and these shoes will bounce
you safely back to where you
started. It will be the next big
trend, bigger than bungee jumping.
That's what you said last time, and
when I bounced back up, the wind
blew me into that tree.
I know that! That's why I installed
these new vertical lifts. They will
compensate for the wind. I've
thought of everything this time.
Bruce throws the shoes down.
There's no way, Perry. Not again.
Why don't you do it?
What? You know I can't.
Why not? I mean, it's your
invention. You should be the first
to test them.
I have to operate the camera.
Come on, I can operate the camera.
So go ahead, Perry. Put them on.
You know, by making me jump, you
exempt yourself from any profits,
and at 7,000 dollars a pair we're
talking about billions for each of
I'm willing to risk it. Now hurry
up. It looks like it might rain
Bruce picks up the shoes and tries to hand them to Perry, but
he refuses to take them.
You're right, it does. Why don't
we wait until the wind dies down a
I thought it didn't matter because
of those gravity doohickeys.
So what's the problem? Go!
Perry begins to pace around Bruce.
Because I lied.
What? I didn't hear that.
I lied, OK?
The vertical lifts. I didn't put
poly-gravity disks on them.
Bruce holds up the shoes and points to the attached tubes.
What are these?
Those are for looks. They don't do
You bastard! You wanted me to jump
off this building without poly
gravity disks! You were trying to
No Bruce, it's nothing like that.
Bruce walks towards Perry and grabs him by the arm.
Shut up. You've been planning this
ever since I told Arlene about you
and Betty, haven't you?
Bruce I swear, this has nothing to
do with Arlene. I was going to
tell her, you just beat me to it.
Bruce pushes Perry onto the ground and forcefully hands him
I don't want to hear it. Now, put
on these shoes.
I said put on the shoes!
There's really no need. Why don't
we go inside and I'll buy you a
I don't want pizza. Now put on
I don't think it's such a good...
Perry, if you don't put on those
shoes, I'm going to beat your ass
and then I'm going to throw you off
the building anyway.
Perry reluctantly begins to put on the shoes.
If this is some kind of lesson, I
think you're taking it too far.
Shut up, Perry... Good, now tie
them real tight.
Perry stands up. He's now two feet taller than Bruce.
All right, now walk over here to
You're really not going to make me
jump are you?
Just get on the other side of that
Perry hesitates. Bruce starts to push him and then Perry
obliges and climbs over the railing.
OK Bruce, you win. I was angry at
you, but not because of Arlene, but
I told you I don't want to hear it!
Bruce grabs Perry's hands and shoves him off the building.
No wait! AAAGGGHHH!
Perry plummets to the ground, lands on the shoes and bounces
back up to Bruce.
I can't believe it. They work.
They really work! This is
Shut up and give me those shoes.