Smash-cut from bitchy BevHills to LA’s downtown Skid Row . . . Tom Cruise is filming night scenes in 30-degree cold . . . Camera sees hordes of homeless huddled in makeshift cardboard shelters on sidewalks, in alleys. Tom, face etched with pain, beckons to an assistant:

TOM: Tomorrow morning, first thing, send a crew to buy blankets, sleeping bags and pillows for these people. We’ll hand ’em out tomorrow. Got it?

ASSISTANT: (scribbling a note) Absolutely. TOM: And warm coats . . . lots of warm coats.

ASSISTANT: It’s done, Tom.

Next day, Tom tells friends he’ll donate money to fund a new homeless shelter for street people. (Fade out . . . )