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Augustine Quantero (Supporting)

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Casting "The Port of San Pedro." Synopsis: Undercover detective Nick de Salvo, and his debonair and corruptible police Captain Sebastian Montenero team up to investigate the beauti...more

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Male, ages 34-45, Hispanic, Middle Eastern

Role Description

Augustine Quantero: (Supporting) a dealer, shady, charismatic, prays on people with problems, no morals, just looking to make a dollar one way or another. Great observer of human nature, he has a sick sense of humor and world traveller. Hair slick, always wears hat. No tattoos; set in 1950's.

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Sides--Luli/Nick/Quintero

THE PORT OF SAN PEDRO written by Cleo Valente
(Bar scene)
Moving shot as Nick and Quintero head to the ship bar
interior bar - made of bamboo very simple
AUGUSTINE QUINTERO
(slapping the counter as they pull the high stools)
Bartender!!
A Chinese bartender appears
( Quintero to Nick)
What's your pleasure compadre?
NICK DE SALVO Apple Jack rabbit
AUGUSTINE QUINTERO
I'll have the same than this fancy boy here!
NICK DE SALVO
We have not been introduced properly, Mr Quintero, I wanted to thank you for helping earlier with the captain, a man of few words, (chuckles).
My name is Nick De Salvo, born and raise in San Pedro, I work for my father's company, import/export that is why I was in China, always looking for new products.
AUGUSTINE QUINTERO
(cocky)
Please call me "Quint" all my friends do. (pause)
NICK DE SALVO I am sure they do!
AUGUSTINE QUINTERO
(taking off guard by Nick's comment)
Hope we can be friends Nick, can I call you Nick? (Nick nodding)
I love life Nick!! Love people! never a dull moment with people! (laughing out loud) I I made it my business!( still laughing) I am an entrepreneur, always looking for new ventures.
Born and raised in Long Beach.
LULI-MAY TANG,
(Is walking on the upper deck and we can see the Chinese print of her dress and her long legs)
NICK DE SALVO
(pointing to Lula May's the legs) I specialize in this shape, You?
AUGUSTINE QUINTERO
(laughing)
You have good taste my friend! Si senor!! me gusta.
NICK DE SALVO
I like your appetite for life Quint! I am pretty sure we are going to be great friends. (pointing discretely to Luli May)
Do you know her name?
AUGUSTINE QUINTERO She is not from here for sure!
(trying to get smart)
Classy Dame, like I said in my line of work observation is key. I noticed her too, very good looking, we exchanged few words, her name is Luli-May, impeccable English, refined,
there is also loneliness about her, but it looks like that you've made a big hit!
NICK DE SALVO
I'm a natural born charmer! I can't deny the attraction there, waiting for the proper introduction.
AUGUSTINE QUINTERO
That can be arranged, that's what friends are for, besides I am a sucker for a good love story.
NICK DE SALVO
Much appreciated Quint, the sooner the better, the suspense is killing me!
They are both laughing, the bartender is bringing their 3rd round of drinks, it seems that the men are hitting it off, Nick is observing closely Quintero and Quintero is doing the same, Luli-may is approaching the bar, she removes her hat and glance at Nick again, displaying a smile, he smiles back, sending an invitation.
AUGUSTINE QUINTERO
Getting up and walking toward Luli-May, he whispers softly into her ear, as she is approaching to the counter, Quintero asks Nick to move and bring another high stool inviting her to sit down.
NICK DE SALVO
( There is no doubt that chemistry is there, they are watching each other closely) Its a real pleasure to meet you Miss Tang.
Luli-May
The pleasure is all mine Mr De Salvo, no doubt about it. Haven't we met before?
NICK DE SALVO
I would have remembered. (smiling) What's brings you in San Pedro Miss Tang if I may ask? business or pleasure, maybe a little bit of both?
LULI-MAY
Any smaller questions? (annoyed)
NICK DE SALVO
I apologize if i sounded intrusive.
LULI-MAY
I am sorry! did not mean to snap, it's been a long trip, besides the heat the murder of this poor man added me on the edge.
AUGUSTINE QUINTERO
These thing happens! did you knew him? (inquisitive)
LULI-MAY
Why should I?
(pausing)
Is that because I am also was Chinese? (angry now)
NICK DE SALVO
(trying to restore the calm)
Lets have a drink and forget about this unfortunate incident, what would you care to drink Miss Tang?
LULI-MAY
I'll have a Great expectations!
(turning to the bartender)
Over crushed ice, you pour 1/3 of Gin, followed by a splash of Cherry Brandy, top up
with soda, in this order please.
AUGUSTINE QUINTERO
I gather that you have mastered the art of bartending before Miss Tang?
LULI-MAY
Let say that I acquired some skills in the cocktail department.
NICK DE SALVO Always useful.
AUGUSTINE QUINTERO I'll drink to that!
Nick is trying really hard not to stare at her, she is very beautiful, they all finishing their drinks, awkward moment, Quintero is observing nick's hand holding an object in his pocket.
As she puts a cigarette in her mouth hunting for a match, Nick rushes to get closer offering one, Quintero is getting closer holding a cigar, nonchalantly padding Nick's pocket
NICK DE SALVO
(eying Quintero with suspicion) Have you lost your way Quint?
AUGUSTINE QUINTERO
(smiling, as he got caught by Nick)
Just looking for light amigo!
(the bartender is handing the bill and matches to Quintero)
NICK DE SALVO
(amused)
It's on you Quintero!
Quintero lays a fifty dollars Bill to the bartender
Bartender
Fifty dollars?
(lazy and annoyed)
I'll get change!
The bartender returns with the change, they all exiting to the deck
EXTERIOR DECK LULI-MAY
Thank you for the company gentlemen, we will be in San Pedro soon, I need to get ready and gather my things.
(glancing at Nick)
enjoy the rest of your trip Mr De Salvo
Dissolve
exterior customs dock-day
As the passengers stream down, the captain of the boat stands at the foot of the gangplank, checking the passengers with an officer and the local Police lieutenant Sebastian Montenero, handsome middle-aged Mexican decent, debonair and corruptible, he his eying the arriving passengers keenly, and discretely looking at Nick. Juan Carlos is watching careful.
Luli-May gets off, followed by another passenger, then Nick and Carlitos.
CAPTAIN
(Pointing to Lieutenant Montenero Nick De Salvo
This man watch with too much attention the body being pulled out of the water, I will have a talk with him if I was the Lieutenant?
Lieutenant Montenero looks with definite interest and a vague smile in Nick's direction. Nick looks at the lieutenant acknowledging.
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