I would make a movie about the people that come down here to get back. What would be a real good time for you to make one is during the holidays, when everything is so giving. I mean, you know, you can walk down the street and people are just throwing stuff at you. Off the back of the truck… money, I mean, presents, I mean, big old, uh, bags, so just everything. That would be a good season… time for you to make that movie.

I would choose from like Thanksgiving ‘til after Christmas, when the love kicks in, the generosity shows. You know, one thing about the love that people have for Skid Row. Even though… the bad situations that go on here, there’s a lot of love here, too. So I would… I would film the good and the bad, to tell you the truth, ‘cause that would be the truth for the situation down here.

That would be the plot for me, to see the people, to film the people ‘round here struggling, layin’ on the curb, and then to show the love and the generosity that is given, and… and I mean, from very known people, I mean… Dick Van Dyke is here. Here! Servin’ on the holidays. Anne Douglas, you know, she showed up and took some of the girls to lunch. I think that was so beautiful. You have Father Dollar that comes every Sunday. You know, and he’s an old man, ninety some years old. But he’s… he’s so dedicated, it’s like ridiculous. So, you know, and you have to look at that, and admire it.

I would title it “The Love on Skid Row,” ‘cause there is a lot. I would go… for a drama suspense type. You know what I’m saying? Drama in the beginning, and the suspense to leave you lingering for the closing of the ending. That’s how I would title… [laughs] how I would take… a drama suspense. You know, to leave you guessing in the end and then come out with a heck of a finale.

I would have Meryl Streep play one of the push-basket bag ladies, with all the hollering and the drama. [laughs] No doubt. I would have Ronny Downey Junior… as a guy that comes in to get high and thinks it’s a secret. I would definitely have him play that part. I would have… Jane Fonda, probably as a community worker and a caring person tryin’ to help the people. And, say, kinda like the leader of the… founder or something of one of these organizations that come down to help.

Probably as a co-star… Whoopi Goldberg. I had Whoopi Goldberg. Definitely Whoopi would be one of the drug addicts, no doubt. [laughs] Probably a whino-twist drug addict in there, you know what I’m saying? Clownin’ when… when things don’t go her way, yeah, yeah. I can see that! A person that sorta gets high but basically is a true alcoholic. You know what I’m saying? But they are on drugs to keep the crowd happy. You know what I’m saying? But basically, uh… alcohol is their thing. You know what I’m saying? So they are always loud and boisterous. You know what I’m saying? So when they want somethin’, and they’ll go right there like the… the clown of the pack, sort of.

She would be the one that Jane Fonda would single out to seem to need the most help. Okay, so that’s where the characters coincide together. The push-basket lady… ‘bout Whoopi Goldberg, and perhaps, if it ain’t nothin’, would… perhaps they are goin’ through where she thinks Whoopi have stolen somethin’ out of her basket and that… that’s how they unite right there. Yeah. Yeah, and then, I would even say probably become best friends in the end, after everything comes together, ‘cause I’ve seen that happen, too.

Robert Downey Junior, as I said, he would be like the undercover smoker that comes in, at night preferably, that, that… you know, he don’t want nobody to know but everybody really knows, you know what I’m saying? And they zoom in and this expensive car, hollering, “Hey, where is it? Can I get a rock?” You know what I’m saying? And pick up the old hooker on the street, and he’s… he’s like in this sports car, wrmmm… wrmmm… [laughs] “Where is it? Where is it?” That kind of… yeah!

You could come with him too, where he… where Whoopi really wasn’t the problem like Jane thought, and that it really was Robert Downey Junior that needed the most help. Because in the end he comes and it’s a good glorious day and he asks for help. And he ends up goin’ to a program and, uh, comin’ out and become a case manager as well in the end. See? [laughs]

- Okay, so… happy end?
- Yeah, happy ending, for everybody. Despite all the drama, the hollering, the ruckus. ‘Cause when there’s happiness and love, you just can’t help but give in. No matter how cold you heart is, how mad… how much hatred you’re carrying, you can’t help but give in. And then, that’s when love takes over. And it ends up really really good for everyone.