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Devil Advocate

Devil Advocate

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Published by Renata
Director - Taylor Hackford
Andrew Neiderman (novel)
Jonathan Lemkin (screenplay) and
Tony Gilroy (screenplay)
Director - Taylor Hackford
Andrew Neiderman (novel)
Jonathan Lemkin (screenplay) and
Tony Gilroy (screenplay)

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Published by: Renata on Mar 23, 2009
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial


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THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATEscreenplay byJonathan Lemkin and Tony Gilroybased on the novel byAndrew NeidermanREVISED SHOOTING DRAFTJanuary 18, 1997FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLYDEVIL'S ADVOCATE - Rev. 11/2/96FADE IN:1 INT. FLORIDA COURTROOM - DAY 1Northern Florida in the midst of a heat wave. Airconditioners fighting a losing battle. The gallery isfull. The JUDGE a stern, old hand. The PROSECUTOR, anefficient man with a good case.The witness is BARBARA. She is maybe 13. She is awitness in a criminal trial. Her testimony has beencarefully rehearsed.BARBARA... we go back to our homeroom fordismissal, unless you have a passfor sports or something.PROSECUTOR (O.S.)And is that what you did on theday in question?BARBARANo. Mr. Gettys asked me to stayafter class.PROSECUTORWhat happened next, Barbara?
BARBARAMr. Gettys closed the door.PROSECUTOREveryone else had gone?BARBARAYes. He told me to sit in thechair beside his desk.MR. GETTYS, the defendant, is 50. The very picture ofrespectability. His perfect wife and son staunchlyenduring this testimony.(CONTINUED)2.1 CONTINUED: 1PROSECUTORIn your own words, Barbara, canyou tell us exactly what happenedduring the next few minutes?KEVIN LOMAX. Defense counsel. Taking it all in.BARBARA (O.S.)I told him I was afraid I wouldmiss my bus. He promised I wouldget to the bus on time if I wouldhelp him to do something...Kevin -- his eyes -- drifting around the courtroom --taking inventory -- assessing damage --BARBARA (O.S.)... Then he put -- before I couldsay anything -- he placed his handinside my blouse...Kevin -- checking the jury and --BARBARA (O.S.)... I was so frightened I didn'tmove. I thought if I was justquiet it would be okay...Kevin -- checking Gettys -- seeing something that stopshim cold --BARBARA (O.S.)... Then his other hand went upunder -- inside my skirt...Gettys' hand -- down below the table -- down where no onebut Kevin could possibly see it -- Getty's fingers subtlyfeeling their way along the leg of his chair --
BARBARA (O.S.)... his hand then, it started, hestarted, moving back and forth --farther and farther inside myskirt...Kevin -- glancing around -- nobody else can see it --BARBARA (O.S.)... he said he was testing to seeif I had any special feelings,that he wanted to find out whatkind of feelings I had...(CONTINUED)3.1 CONTINUED: (2) 1Gettys' hand -- excited now -- stroking the chair leg --absently -- involuntarily -- unmistakably sexual --BARBARA (O.S.)... I didn't know what to say, Iwas trying to think of somethingto say but I was confused and hejust kept on -- with his hand --moving it -- under my dress --higher and higher...Kevin is rocked. Trying not to show it.BARBARA (O.S.)... then I, I was asking him tostop but it was like he couldn'thear me -- he just kept on --Suddenly, Gettys' hand stops moving --BARBARA (O.S.)-- and then I screamed...Kevin looks up to find Gettys' eyes waiting for him.Gettys quickly returns his hand into his lap. He's beencaught -- watching, as Kevin turns away and --BARBARA... then he, he got mad and saidwe would have to try againsometime.PROSECUTORAnd did he try again?BARBARANot with me.

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