Transcript: Face to Face: Dealing with Conflict | Feb 03, 1988

The scene opens with a map of the United States and Canada against a blue background. Colourful copies of the map twirl across the screen in rapid succession and lay on top of the original. A random assortment of States and Provinces are highlighted.

Narrator says THE FOLLOWING
COOPERATIVE PROJECT
IS SUPPORTED BY STATE
AND PROVINCIAL AGENCIES
WORKING THROUGH
THE AGENCY
FOR INSTRUCTIONAL
TELEVISION.

A black slate appears. It reads "On the Level."

The scene changes to two teenage boys in singlets wrestling in front of a crowd. The title of the episode reads "Face to Face: Dealing with Conflict."

[shouting and cheering]
A teenage girl stands outside the gymnasium. She has long brown hair and is wearing a blue shirt and colourful scarf. She is watching the wrestling match from the door’s window. A moment later, the girl peers down at her camera and rolls her eyes. She enters the gymnasium.

Girl says UH, EXCUSE ME!

The match continues.

Girl shouts
EXCUSE ME!
[shouting and cheering]

Girl shouts EXCUSE ME!!

Coach says YEAH?

Girl says I NEED PICTURES
FOR THE YEARBOOK.

Coach says OKAY, SO WHAT DO
YOU WANT?

Girl says COULD YOU PUT EVERYONE
ON THE BLEACHERS.
I'D LIKE TO GET
A GROUP SHOT.
[guys teasing]

Coach says COME ON, GUYS,
UP ON THE BLEACHERS.
HUSTLE UP.
COME ON, GUYS!
COME ON!

The wrestling team mess around with each other and they get organized on the bleachers.
[loud racket]

Girl says OKAY, GET CLOSE
TOGETHER.
JERRY!
HEY, JERRY, SIT
IN FRONT.

Jerry is clean-shaven, with wavy brown hair. He is wearing a wrestling uniform that consists of a yellow shirt and maroon-and-yellow striped shorts. He moves towards the front row of the bleachers.

Girl says COME ON.
[loud racket]
OKAY, NOW
HOLD STILL.
[camera shutter clicks]
OKAY, CAN EVERYONE
GET OVER ON THE MAT,
WE CAN TAKE SOME
ACTION SHOTS.

A pair of wrestlers in singlets get into position on the wrestling mat while their teammates line up behind them.

Girl says COME ON.
OKAY, GET DOWN
ON THE MATS
AND DO SOMETHING
VICIOUS.
OKAY.

The two teammates begin to wrestle with one another.

Girl holds up her camera and starts taking pictures.

Girl says GOOD.
WATCH IT.
DON'T KILL
THE PHOTOGRAPHER!
[shouting]

Wrestler shouts
GOOD, KEEP IT UP.
[shouting]

The wrestlers tumble over one another.

Girl says GET SOME EXPRESSION
ON YOUR FACES.
COME ON, LOOK LIKE
YOU'RE KILLING HIM.
GOOD!
GOOD.
ALRIGHT, THAT'S
ENOUGH.
THANKS A LOT.
THANKS, COACH.
BYE, JER.

Jerry waves bye as girl walks out of the gymnasium.

A teammate says HEY, JERRY.
[guys teasing]

Girl walks down a flight of stairs and past a green sign that reads "Order your Yearbook." The scene changes to teenage girl carrying a stack of paper into a room full of shelves and tables covered in paper. She has shoulder length brown hair and Is wearing a light blue sweater with brown pants.

Girl 2 says LISTEN, YOU GUYS,
DON'T WORRY
IF YOU FIND A FEW
THINGS MISSING,
I KNOW ABOUT
THEM.

She approaches a table where two other students are working.

Boy says GOING TO HAVE THEM DONE
BY THE MONDAY DEADLINE?

Girl 2 says YEAH, DON'T
WORRY ABOUT IT.
Girl 3 says IT'S ONLY THREE
DAYS FROM NOW, GAIL.

Gail says I KNOW, I KNOW!

Just then, Girl 1 runs into the room.

She shouts
I CAN'T
BELIEVE IT!
I'M DONE!
I'VE TAKEN MY
LAST PICTURE.

Gail says GREAT!
YOU FINALLY SHOT
THE WRESTLING TEAM.

Girl 1 says YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN
JERRY WHEN I WALKED IN.
I THOUGHT HE'D
PASS OUT.

Gail says I'LL BE HERE IN THE
DARKROOM UNTIL 7.

She enters a room with a wooden door. A light next to the door flashes red.

Girl 3 says DID YOU GET DRAMA CLUB
AND SERVICE CLUB TOO?

Girl 1 says UH-UH, WRESTLING WAS MY
LAST AND I THOUGHT
I HAD THE DARKROOM SIGNED
UP FROM NOW 'TIL 7.

Girl 1 looks at a clipboard that reads "Darkroom Sign-Up Sheet."

Boy says GAIL'S GONE IN TO
PRINT THE REST
OF HER FACULTY SHOTS.

Girl 1 says I DO HAVE IT
SIGNED UP, LOOK!

Marie says GAIL SAID SHE'D
BE IN THERE 'TIL 7.

Girl 1 says WELL, HOW COME?

She softly knocks on the darkroom door.

Gail calls out
WHO IS IT?

Girl 1 says IT'S ME.
DID YOU LEAVE YOUR
GLASSES AT HOME?

Gail peeks her head out of the darkroom.

Gail says WHAT?

Girl 1 says YOUR GLASSES SO
YOU COULD READ
THE SIGN-UP SHEET.

Gail says OH, I'M SORRY
ABOUT THAT.
I'LL EXPLAIN LATER.
LISTEN, CAN YOU
MEET ME HERE AT 7
FOR A FEW MINUTES BEFORE
YOU USE THE DARKROOM?

Girl 1 says I GUESS SO.

Gail says THANKS.

She closes the darkroom door.

Boy says TELL HER TO
STUFF IT.

Marie says YEAH, YOU HAD
IT SIGNED UP.

Girl 1 says NO, IT'S OKAY.

She exits the yearbook room.
[door slams]

Boy looks at Marie and rolls his eyes.

The scene changes to Girl 1 walking down a busy street. She throws a paper bag at a trashcan but misses. She picks up the bag and angrily places it into the trashcan. Girl 1 approaches her home and storms up to her room. At the dining room table, her mother and brother are folding newspapers.

Mom calls out
ALICE?

Brother says AH, SHE PROBABLY HAD
A FIGHT WITH JERRY.

Mom says NO.
NO, THEY NEVER FIGHT.

Mom gets up from the table and walks up the stairs. She quietly enters Alice’s room as Alice talks on the phone.

Alice says SHE BETTER NOT
MESS UP MY WEEKEND.
I PUT OFF STUDYING
FOR THE HISTORY EXAM
'TIL I COULD GET TO ALL
THIS YEARBOOK STUFF.
I HAVEN'T EVEN
LOOKED AT MY NOTES.

Mom knocks quietly on the door.

Alice puts down the phone and says MOTHER, I'M HAVING A
PRIVATE CONVERSATION
WITH JERRY.

Mom says ALICE, ARE YOU
ALL RIGHT?

Alice says SURE I'M ALL RIGHT.
I JUST WANT TO
TALK TO JERRY, OKAY?

Alice picks up the phone and says JER, COULD YOU
PICK ME UP AT 6:30?
AND DON'T BE
MAD, OKAY?
BYE.

Mom says UM, ALICE, 6:30
IS DINNER TIME.

Alice grabs her books from her room and says WELL, I'LL GRAB
SOMETHING NOW.
I HAVE TO FINISH MY
DARKROOM WORK.

She moves towards the door. Mom stops her and says OH NOW,
LOOK, ALICE.
TRY AND GRAB SOMETHING
A LITTLE MORE
NOURISHING THAN
YOUR FINGERNAIL.

Alice annoyingly says MAYBE I SHOULD JUST
CHEW ON MY HISTORY NOTES,
I WON'T HAVE TIME
TO STUDY THEM.

She walks down the stairs. A moment later the scene changes to Jerry and Alice walking into the yearbook room.

Jerry says WHY DON'T YOU JUST TELL
HER TO DO HER OWN WORK?

Alice says SHE'S THE YEARBOOK
EDITOR, JER.

Gail says OH GOOD,
YOU'RE HERE.
LISTEN, THE BEST
THING HAS HAPPENED.

Alice says WHAT?

Gail says I GOT A CALL FROM
GRAMERCY COLLAGE.
THE ADMISSIONS
PEOPLE WANT ME
TO COME UP FOR
ANOTHER INTERVIEW
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
I APPLIED FOR.

Alice asks
WHEN?

Gail says TOMORROW
MORNING AT 9.
MY FATHER'S DRIVING
ME UP THERE TONIGHT.

Jerry asks
WELL, YOU GOT EVERYTHING
DONE FOR THE DEADLINE
MONDAY MORNING
ON ALL THIS JUNK?

Gail says WELL, NOT QUITE.
YOU SEE, THAT'S
WHY I ASKED YOU
COME BACK UP
HERE TONIGHT.
I KNEW I COULD
COUNT ON YOU
TO CLEAN UP WHAT'S
LEFT, RIGHT?

Alice says HOW MUCH IS
LEFT TO DO?

Gail says NOT A WHOLE LOT.
HERE'S A LIST.
BUT IT'S GOT TO BE READY
FOR Mr. CARPENTER
BY 8:30 MONDAY
MORNING.
THANKS A LOT,
ALICE, REALLY!
WISH ME LUCK.

Gail grabs her coat and leaves the room. A moment later, Alice is shown developing photographs while Jerry holds up Gail’s to-do list.

Jerry says COME ON, ALICE, THERE'S
A MILLION THINGS
ON THIS LIST AND SHE HASN'T
EVEN FINISHED TAKING
THE PICTURES SHE
ASSIGNED HERSELF.

Alice hands Jerry a large container filled with developing supplies.

Alice says HERE, JER, COULD YOU TAKE
THIS BACK TO THE SINK?

Jerry takes hold of the container and says WHY DON'T YOU
CALL HER NOW.
SHE PROBABLY HASN'T
LEFT TOWN YET.

Alice says IT'D JUST MAKE
HER MAD, JER.
AND SHE'D GO ANYHOW.
COULD YOU SEE HOW
MANY MINUTES
ARE LEFT ON
THE DRYER?

Jerry says TWO.
SO WHAT IF
SHE GOT MAD?

Alice says I DON'T LIKE TO HAVE
PEOPLE MAD AT ME.

Jerry says WELL, WHO CARES?

Alice asks
COULD YOU TRANSFER
THE PRINTS
FROM THAT TRAY TO
THE WATER TRAY?

Jerry says WELL, I'M NOT
SPENDING MY WEEKEND
MEETING GAIL'S
DEADLINE.
I DON'T EVEN WORK
ON THE YEARBOOK.
YOU BAGGING OUR PLANS FOR
THE GAME TOMORROW NIGHT?

Alice sighs.

Jerry grabs his coat and says OKAY.
I'LL SEE IF I CAN
FIND SOMEBODY ELSE
TO USE THE TICKET.
I'LL SEE YOU
LATER.

He makes for the door.

Alice stops him and says JERRY, DON'T
FIGHT WITH ME.

Jerry says ALICE, YOU SHOULDN'T
HAVE TO SPEND
YOUR WHOLE
WEEKEND IN HERE.

Alice dejectedly says WHAT CAN I DO?
I'M KIND OF
STUCK WITH IT.

Jerry embraces her.

The scene changes to a personal calendar book being flipped. It reads "Saturday. 26 January. Print Photos of: 1. Faculty. 2. Drama Club. 3 Service Club."

Alice walks into the yearbook room. She hands Boy and Marie and Boy a stack of papers.

Alice says THERE YOU GO, THESE ARE
FOR YOU AND THESE ARE
THE STAND PHOTOS AND
I'LL GO GET THE REST.

She walks off quickly.

Marie sarcastically says RUN, ALICE, RUN.

Boy laughs.

Fast clips show Alice developing photographs and studying at the breakfast table.

[buzzer ringing]

As Alice reads a history book at the table, mom says ALICE.
HONEY?
I'M SORRY YOU'RE
SO WORRIED ABOUT
THE HISTORY
EXAM ON MONDAY.

A moment later, Jerry is shown leaving the yearbook room as Alice sits down in front of a large desk full of papers. An image shows the calendar to-do list. It reads "Sunday. 27 January. Organize Class Photos: 1. Freshmen. 2. Sophomore. 3. Junior. 4 Senior."

Alice is shown organizing, stapling, and stuffing envelopes full of photographs.

She says EIGHT, NINE, TEN.
I'M DONE.
OKAY, LET'S GO HOME.
OKAY, SO WHY DON'T
YOU ADMIT IT,
IT WAS A LOT BETTER
TO JUST DO THE JOB
THAN GET INTO A BIG
HASSLE OVER IT.

She gets up from the desk. Jerry perks up from the desk behind her and places an arm around Alice’s shoulder.

Jerry says YEAH, NOW YOU HAVE
THE REST OF THE NIGHT
TO STUDY YOUR HISTORY.

[school bell ringing]
The scene changes to the yearbook teacher holding up the stack of organized photos next to Gail.

Yearbook teacher says I WOULDN'T HAVE BELIEVED
IT COULD BE DONE,
YOU KNOW, JUDGING
FROM THE WAY THINGS
LOOKED AROUND
HERE LAST WEEK.

Gail says I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN;
IT WAS PRETTY HAIRY
RIGHT UP 'TIL
THE END.

Alice runs into the room carrying a stack of books.

She exclaims
GOOD MORNING!

Mr. Carpenter says GOOD
MORNING, ALICE.

Gail says HI, ALI!

Alice says EVERYTHING OKAY,
Mr. CARPENTER?

Mr. Carpenter says PERFECT.
YOU KNOW, WE'VE
NEVER HAD EVERYTHING.
THE WHOLE WORKS
READY TO GO TO
THE PRINTERS IN TIME TO
GET THAT DISCOUNT.

Gail says I TOLD YOU
WE'D MAKE IT.
YOU JUST DIDN'T
BELIEVE ME.
YOU WANT TO GO TO THE
PRINTERS WITH ME, GAIL?
WHAT CLASS DO YOU HAVE
SCHEDULED THIS HOUR?

Gail says MATH BUT I'M
ON TOP OF THAT.

Mr. Carpenter says OKAY, GOOD.
TELL YOU WHAT,
GET YOUR COAT,
GO DOWN TO THE
OFFICE AND SIGN OUT
AND I'LL MEET
YOU DOWNSTAIRS.

Alice peers down at her books looking frustrated.

Gail says OKAY.

Mr. Carpenter says OKAY, GOOD.
CAN I HELP YOU WITH
ANY OF THAT STUFF?

Gail gathers a stack of photographs and says NO, I'M FINE,
THANKS.

She opens the door and walks out.

Mr. Carpenter says OKAY, SEE YOU
LATER, MARIE.
BYE, ALICE.
SAY, LISTEN THERE'S
SOME REALLY
GOOD PHOTOS
IN HERE.

Gail calls out
THANKS A LOT,
ALICE, REALLY.

Marie says I THINK YOU DID A
TERRIFIC JOB, ALICE.

Alice appears on the verge of tears and walks into the darkroom. She throws a stack of papers to the ground.

A moment later, Alice is walking alongside her history teacher, Ms. Kilburn. She is in her forties with shoulder length black hair. She wears a blue dress and black shawl.

Ms. Kilburn says I DON'T
BUY THAT, ALICE.
IT CAN'T BE GAIL
JORDAN'S FAULT
THAT YOU CAME UNPREPARED
FOR THE HISTORY EXAM.

Alice says BUT I COULDN'T STUDY!
I TRIED BUT SHE LEFT
ME SO MUCH WORK
TO DO THE WHOLE
WEEKEND WAS SHOT.
COULDN'T I PLEASE
TAKE THAT TEST OVER?

Ms. Kilburn says I'M AFRAID
NOT, ALICE.
YOU'VE KNOWN ABOUT
THE TEST FOR WEEKS.
I'M SORRY.

She walks off.

The scene changes to Alice and Jerry in line in the cafeteria.
[tray slamming]

Jerry asks
WHAT'S THE
MATTER WITH YOU?

Alice fumes and says I FLUNKED THE
HISTORY EXAM.

Jerry asks
IT WAS THAT BAD?

Alice says I TOLD Mrs. KILBURN
IT WAS GAIL'S FAULT
I COULDN'T STUDY AND
SHE DIDN'T CARE.
GAVE ME A LECTURE
ON RESPONSIBILITY.

Gail runs in-between Jerry and Alice and exclaims
ALICE!
WE GOT THE
DISCOUNT.
SUE, DID YOU HEAR WE GOT
EVERYTHING IN ON TIME?

Sue says CONGRATULATIONS.
HEY, HOW WAS
GRAMERCY?

Gail says OH, IT WAS GREAT!
IT IS SUCH A
NICE COLLEGE.
LISTEN, I THINK I
GOT THE MONEY TOO.

Sue says OH, THAT'S
WONDERFUL.

Gail says DO YOU THINK YOU
COULD COME UP WITH ME
NEXT WEEKEND TO SORT
OF LOOK AROUND?

Sue says YEAH, I THINK SO.

Gail says GOOD, THAT'D BE
GREAT AND SO MUCH FUN.

Jerry says THINK YOU'LL MAKE IT
THROUGH 'TIL DINNER?

Gail says LISTEN, I'LL SEE
YOU LATER, ALI!

She walks off.

Alice sarcastically says NICE.
GAIL CAN TAKE
ALL THE CREDIT
WITHOUT DOING
THE WORK.

Sue says OH COME ON, ALICE,
THAT'S NOT FAIR.
GAIL DID A LOT OF
WORK, DIDN'T SHE?

Alice exclaims
NOT WHEN IT COUNTED!
NOT WHEN THERE WAS A
DEADLINE AT THE END.
SHE JUST DUMPED IT ALL
ON ME AND TOOK OFF.

Jerry says YEAH WELL, YOU SURE
WEREN'T TALKING THAT WAY
ON SATURDAY NIGHT WHEN
WE CAME TO GET YOU.

Alice says THAT WAS BEFORE SHE
TOOK ALL THE CREDIT
WITH Mr. CARPENTER.

Jerry adds
AND BEFORE YOU
FLUNKED THE TEST.

Jerry and Alice move their trays to a table. Alice peers over her shoulder and sees Sue talking to Gail.

Sue says YOU WOULDN'T
BELIEVE WHAT ALICE
IS SAYING ABOUT YOU.

Gail asks
WHAT?

Sue says SHE'S SAYING
THAT YOU DUMPED
ALL THE YEARBOOK WORK
ON HER AND TOOK OFF.

Gail says WHAT - SHE'S -
WHERE IS SHE?

Sue says I DON'T KNOW.
SHE'S OVER THERE
SOMEWHERE.

Alice bumps into Jerry and runs off.

He exclaims
HEY, WATCH IT.

Alice runs off.

Jerry calls out
ALICE!
ALICE!
WHAT'S GOING ON?

Jerry’s friend says DON'T WORRY
ABOUT IT.

Gail walks up to Jerry in a huff and says WHERE'S YOUR
GIRLFRIEND?

Jerry sarcastically says WHY, YOU GOT ANOTHER
ASSIGNMENT FOR HER?

Gail says FUNNY.

Jerry says SHE SAID IT WAS
YOUR FAULT
SHE FLUNKED THE
HISTORY TEST.

Gail exclaims
DON'T BLAME ME!
YOU WERE THERE
FRIDAY NIGHT.
SHE NEVER SAID A
WORD ABOUT
A HISTORY TEST.
[sighing]

Gail crosses her arms and looks pensive.

A moment later Alice is shown in the yearbook room tearing up pieces of paper. Jerry walks into the room-

Jerry says ALICE, I'VE BEEN LOOKING
ALL OVER FOR YOU.
DO YOU KNOW
WHAT'S GOING ON?

Alice says OF COURSE I KNOW.
DO YOU THINK I
DIDN'T SEE HER?

Jerry says SO GO AND DEAL
WITH HER, WILL YA?

Alice exclaims
LEAVE ME
ALONE, JERRY.

Jerry exclaims
HEY, I'M TRYING
TO HELP YOU OUT.

Alice jumps out of her seat and yells
IT'S NONE OF
YOUR BUSINESS!
WHY DON'T YOU JUST
GET OUT OF HERE!

Jerry yells
HEY, DON'T
YELL AT ME!
WHY DON'T YOU
GO YELL AT GAIL?

Alice shouts
DON'T YOU TELL
ME WHAT TO DO!
WHAT?
AND GET SOMETHING
STRAIGHT!
I DON'T LIKE TO
FIGHT WITH PEOPLE!
I CAN'T STAND
UP TO ANYBODY
AND I'M TIRED OF YOU
RUBBING MY FACE IN IT!

She grabs her coat and opens the door. Gail is on the other side.

Alice exclaims
WHAT DO YOU WANT?!

Gail sheepishly says UM, I WANTED
TO TALK TO YOU.
CAN I COME IN?

Alice pauses. She moves aside. Gail walks into the room. Alice gently shuts the door.

A black slate appears. It reads "Face to Face: Dealing with Conflict."
Music plays as the end credits roll.

Narrator says ON THE LEVEL IS SUPPORTED
BY STATE AND PROVINCIAL
AGENCIES AND THE
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC
BROADCASTING
THROUGH THE AGENCY
FOR INSTRUCTIONAL
TELEVISION.
TOGETHER SERVING
EDUCATION.

A slate reads "With support from Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional support for this secondary school television project."

This program was produced by e.f.c. Educational Film Center. The Northern Virginia Educational Telecommunications Association. Agency for Instructional Television, Copyright 1980."

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