This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
The Script Scene 1 : Setting : The Motel : Characters : Mort Rainey, Ted Milner, Amy Rainey, Motel Manager. Mort's Voice : [Windshield wipers move across car window] Turn around. [Windshield wipers] Turn around. [Makes a face and puts on his glasses] Turn the car around and get the hell out of here. [Placed a hand on steering wheel] Right now. [Shifts into reverse, turns around and backs the car up. Turns the car to the left angrily. Stops] Don't go back. [Shifts] Do not go back there. [Turns around. Shifts again and backs up] [Gets out of car, goes into motel lobby, grabs a key off the rack] Motel Manager : [Puts on bathrobe, sees missing key] Hey. [Mort gets into car] Hey! [Mort drives further, stops abruptly, gets out of car. Unlocks and goes into a room] [Amy and Ted cower in their bed] Mort : Ahhhh! [Grabs head and walks away] Motel Manager : [Runs in] What the hell is going on in here? Scene 2 : Setting : The Cabin : Characters : Mort Rainey, John Shooter, Chico. [Shot pulls out of motel and fades into a scan of Tashmore lake] COLOMBIA PICTURES PRESENTS A PARIAH PRODUCTION JOHNNY DEPP SECRET WINDOW [Fades to red] [Closes in on cabin] JOHN TURTURRO MARIA BELLO TIMOTHY HUTTON CHARLES S. DUTTON LEN CARIOU CASTING BY JOHN PAPSIDERA, CSA PAT MCCORKLE, CSA COSTUME DESIGNER ODETTE GADOURY MUSIC BY PHILLIP GLASS EDITED BY JILL SAVITT, A.C.E. [Enters cabin through secret window] PRODUCTION DESIGNER HOWARD CUMMINGS DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY FRED MURPHY, ASC [Moves toward desk] EXECUTIVE PRODUCER EZRA SWERDLOW PRODUCTION BY GAVIN POLONE [Passes by computer monitor] BASED UPON THE NOVELLA "SECRET WINDOW, SECRET GARDEN" BY STEPHEN KING [Shot of mirror with Mort sleeping on the couch in the reflection]
[Goes into mirror] SCREENPLAY BY DAVID KOEPP DIRECTED BY DAVID KOEPP [Mort sleeps on the couch, clock ticks] SIX MONTHS LATER *Snores* [Lifts his hand] [Someone twists the knob of the front door] [Mort is awakened, looks toward the door, puts on his glasses and gets up] *knock knock knock knock knock* [Mort opens the door] Shooter : You stole my story. [Mort looks at a loss for words] Well? Mort : I'm sorry.. do I.. I don't believe I know you. Shooter : I know that. That doesn't matter. I know you, Mr. Rainey. That's what matters. You stole my story. Mort : [Shakes head] You're mistaken. [He sees the manuscript] I don't read manuscripts. Shooter : [Holds up manuscript] You read this one already. You stole it. Mort : I can assure you that I-Shooter : I know you can. I know that. I don't want to be assured. Mort : If you want to talk to someone about some grievance you feel you may have, you can call my literary agent in New York. Shooter : This is between you, and me. [The dogs circles Shooter's legs and whimpers] We don't need any outsiders, Mr. Rainey. It is strictly between you and me. Shooter : Alright. Look, Mr. Who ever you are, I don't like being accused of plagiarism, if that is in fact what you are accusing me of. Chico, inside! [Dog looks up at Shooter] Shooter : I don't blame you for not liking it, but you did it. You stole my story. Mort : You're going to have to leave. I have nothing more to say. [Closes door] Shooter : [Holds door back with curled manuscript] Yeah, I'll go. We'll talk more later. [Hands script to Mort] Mort : [laughs] I'm not taking that. Shooter : It won't do you any good to play games with me, Mr. Rainey. This has got to be settled. Mort : So far as I'm concerned, it is. [Closes and locks door] [Looks through window, then at dog] [He hears noises coming from outside] [He sees Shooter go to his car and take his hat off. Mort looks a bit scared] [The car pulls out, Mort tries to see the license plates] [He opens the door, and sees the manuscript under a rock, looks up, then back to it] [Takes rock off, picks up manuscript] Sowing Season. John Shooter. [Goes back into the house] Never heard of you, pal. Never heard of your story. [Dumps it into the trash] [Washes hands, walks into living room air drying them] Now, [Lies down on couch] where was I? Oh. Oh. [Dog looks off to the side, then lies down in its bed] Scene 3 : Setting : The Study : Characters : Mort Rainey, Chico. [Shot of Tashmore lake] *Vacuum noise* [Mort sits pensively at his computer, playing with his face] [Shot of computer] [Shot of clock] [Mort looks at the dog, stops playing with his face] Mort : I'm open to suggestions. [The dog looks sad] [Mort continues to play with his face] [He stands up and looks over the railing, sees Mrs. Garvey vacuuming] [Mort looks
at the dog] If you don't go and bite her, I'll kill her. [The dog turns away] [Mort sits down] [Plays with face, then rubs hands together] Mort : [Shot on computer screen] Four days after George had confirmed to his own satisfaction that his wife was cheating on him, he confro--This is just.. bad writing. [Plays with slinky] Just bad writing. Mort's Voice : So, you know what to do? [Mort stops playing with the slinky] Just do it. [Puts slinky down, goes forward and highlights text with the mouse] No [Presses delete] bad writing. Mort : [Smiles, leans back and turns to dog] I think that solves it. *Dog whimpers* [Dog turns around in its chair] Scene 4 : Setting : The Kitchen : Characters : Mort Rainey, Mrs. Garvey. [Mort walks down the stairs eating something] [Walks into the kitchen and brushes his hands off on his bathrobe] [Opens fridge and pulls out a mountain dew] [Is shocked at seeing the manuscript on the table] [He walks forwards and examines it] Mrs. Garvey : [Comes down the stairs and into the kitchen] Oh, I found one of your stories in trash, Mr. Rainey. I thought you might want it so I put it on the table. [While rummaging through a cupboard] Mort : Yeah. I see that, Mrs. Garvey. [Pretends to shoot her] [He sits at the table and looks at the manuscript] Mort's Voice : Todd Downey thought that a woman who would steal your love when your love was really all you had was not much of a woman. He, therefore, decided to kill her. He would bury her in the deep corner formed where the house and the barn came together at an extreme angle. He would bury her where his wife kept her garden. The garden that she loved more than she loved him. Mort : [Jumps up, knocking the mountain dew over] Oh Shit! Aw, Sh-Mrs. Garvey : [Comes to the kitchen] Oh, thank god. From the sound of you I didn't know what to think. Here. [She throws the manuscript into his hands] Here, let me get this. That's my job. Mort : I'm terribly sorry, Mrs. Garvey. I really am. Mrs. Garvey : I'll take care of this, Mr. Rainey. Go on back to work. [Cleans up] Mort : I didn't write this. Mrs. Garvey : [Looks up] Oh. I thought you did. [Resumes cleaning] Mort : No, it's not mine. Look. It says John Shooter right there [Pointing] John Shooter. It's not me. Mrs. Garvey : [Looks up] Oh, I thought it was one of those um.. whatchamacallums.. Pseudonames or.. or nyms. Mort : No, no. I never used one. I never used one. Mrs. Garvey : Well, I can't imagine why you would. I mean, hiding behind some made-up name. [Bends down] Mort : No, no. [Bends down] Mrs. Garvey, what I'm trying to tell you is that someone else wrote this story. [Mrs. Garvey : [Looks up] Oh, okie dokie then. [Walks away] [Mort is left alone] Scene 5 : Setting : The Study : Characters : Mort Rainey, Mrs. Garvey, Chico.
[Mort searches his bookshelf for something] [Picks out "Everybody Drops the Dime"] [Places it on the table] [Sits down and pushes back hair] [He opens the book to the contents page. [Begins to descend stairs. Garvey : I'm all done. Garvey : Some women don't know a good thing when they got it. Mrs. It'll be fun. And I'll make it myself. Garvey. Mortb : [Nods] Mm. There's something I want to say. Rainey. Garvey : There.. then plops one into his mouth] [He turns back the dog] I didn't steal it. I'm gonna put my garden right there. Mort : Oh. Garvey : Mr. revealing a garden below] Oh. it's awful. I'm going to eat later. Mrs. [Mort adjusts his glasses] He even knew the place he would bury her. He'd bury her in the garden she loved more than she loved him. look. [Nodding] Mrs. [Nodding] Mort : You too. He closes that one and opens another] [After some rummaging. Well.. [She places a teacup on a ledge] [Grabs a chest of drawers and pushes it away] No wonder they left it.. Mort : Hm. finds old Doritos. Rainey! Mort : [Smoking] Mmm? [He lowers the cigarette so it is out of view] Mrs. [Flashback fades in] We've got to get rid of some of this stuff. Look at this. Garvey : You're a good man. [The dog stares] What? [The dog looks down] Mrs.? [He hides the cigarette] Mrs. this is perfect. The little patch of garden she kept in the extreme angle formed where the old and new parts of the house came together. Mort : [Quietly] Mmhmm. then resumes smoking] Mr. Ted Milner. no. That's it. [Mort looks off to the side] Amy : Why don't you come to the flea market with me. Mrs. He decided to kill her. Garvey : Can I make you something to eat? Mort : No. That at least was Tommy Haverlock's opinion. [She turns back] It's a secret window and it'll look down on a secret garden. Garvey : Some women don't know that they got the whole world and it's right in front of their nose. Rainey. Mrs. Garvey : [From downstairs] Mr. earlier. [Shots of the two stories go by] [He closes the stories. sees no one. Rainey.. The exact place. [The flashback disappears] Mort : [Turns away] Huh [He looks back at the stories and continues his examination] [He flips through the pages of the stories] Shit. [She opens it. then stops] Not another word from me. [He watches her go down again] [He frowns. [Mort watches her go down bitterly. I ate. traces down to "Secret Window"] [Flips to "Secret Window"] Mort's Voice : A woman who would steal your love when your love was all you had wasn't much of a woman. and continues to smoke] Scene 6 : Setting : The Living Room : Characters : Mort Rainey. There's a window! [She bends down and looks out of it] It's a secret window. Mr. Mrs. [She completely moves it over] Oh my god. Amy Rainey. rubs his face and breathes in] [He searches through his desk drawer. [Comes up stairs] Mort : Really? [Smoke puffs out of his mouth] So soon? [Nods] I'll see you next time. . smiles at the dog.. he turns up a pack of L&M cigarettes] [He glances towards the stairway.
Anything can happen and nobody would know. and lies down] Her sticky weird fingers on my privacy. Mort? Mort : [Goes to the kitchen] Oh.. hence the question.. [scratches face] the woman has the garden [On phone] And then the guy has the uh. it was kind of hostile. [Shot of clock] [Mort drifts off to sleep] [The door of the house shakes] [Mort drifts still] [Shooter walks in] *Phone rings* [Mort blocks away the sun] Wha--? Mm. Amy? What do you want? Amy : I had one of those feelings I get. You'd write it mostly at night. don't you think? Mort : [Sits up and grabs the phone] Gee. Come on.. Amy : [Laughs] Well. wipes top of mountain dew can] Amy : [On phone] I don't know. My personal business. Amy. Why wouldn't I be alright? Amy : [On phone] I don't know. Amy : [Wipes lips in a mirror] What about the story. Mrs.. Amy : [On phone] Right.Mort : [Coming down the stairs and shooing away smoke] It's my personal business. I miss your constructive criticism. drops phone on table *ding*] I know that part.. hey. [Mort blows on can] [Amy turns away from the mirror] What do you mean influenced anyway? Mort : [On phone] I don't know. [Sets down the wine and glasses into a bag] um but then I couldn't anymore so here I am. Just forget it. Amy : Mort. [He throws the pillows off the couch. How's my little baby puppy? Did Chico ever get those cataracts removed? Mort : *Scowls* Why did you call. I was just wondering whether you think it's possible that I might have been influenced by anybody or anything at that time? Amy : [Fixes hair] Other than Jack Daniels? Mort : [Returns to couch. You know. I think. [In person] You're up there all alone. [He sits up wearily and searches for the phone] *Phone rings* [He stand up and brings the phone to the couch] [Lies down and answers] Hello? Amy : [On phone] Hello Mort. I really do. please. and you don't believe them but I believe them and um. [Sits down. I don't know what to tell you except I'm fine. How's Ted? . I'm alright. the one where the. Thank you very much. [Sits on bed] You swore the one time was the only time. Yu got kinda weird on that one. *Sighs* I didn't steal that story. [Mort turns on the couch] I held off as long as possible. *Mort groans* [In person] Are you alright? Mort : Yeah. *sighs* Hey. Amy : [On phone] Like by another story? Mort : Look. forget it. shovel? Amy : [Walks] Not one of my favorites. [Closes eyes] [Turns to face forward] I don't think. Mort : Well. Garvey. [Sees couch] Oh! My pillows now.. Mort : [On phone] Forget it. Please. Mort : That's good to know. [Grabs wine and glasses] I know you think they're stupid. Mort : [On phone] I'd know. [On phone] [Mort scowls and strangles the phone] I was making a sandwich and I had this sensation that you might not be okay. Amy : Nothing weird happened or anything? [She walks off] Mort : [He hesitates] Do you remember Secret Window? Amy : [On phone] What? Mort : My story.
Amy : *Sighs* He's fine. Shit. seeing Shooter's car] Shooter : You read it? Mort : I did. Amy : [Ted approaches the house] Goodbye. Mort : Is he there? Amy : [On phone] No. Drop it? Mort : [Comes back] You said you wrote your story in 1997? i wrote mine in late '94. [Sits back up] *sighs* What I meant was. Amy. Mort : I was thinking that he and I should get together sometime. Stupid. holding a walking stick] [He slaps a mosquito on his neck] [He stops at the clearing. we're not together at the moment. 1997.. Shooter. have a drink because you know. Wouldn't you say that's true? Shooter : I suppose I would. [Approaches Shooter] When did you write it? Shooter : I thought you'd ask that. I mean I love it. I like it. So if anybody's got a bitch about plagiarism. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't on the verge of doing Snoopy dances. Shooter : I imagine it rang a bell. we've been to a lot of the same places. it certainly did. [Sits on his car] Mort : Well. That's the whole point isn't it? When two writers show up with the same story. [Lies back down] Amy : [Looks out window. Mort. and turns to the road] *Honk honk honk* [Mort waves. sees Ted's car pulling in] Don't ask. How'd you get it? [Mort smiles] It's what I really want to know. [Both hang up] [Sits up. Mr. Nice try. it's all about who wrote the words first. Mort : [Smiles] There's a useful detail. Amy : No. Scene 7 : Setting : Outside : Characters : Mort Rainey. Heh. shit. Tom Greenleaf. Shit. Mort : [On phone] I think you should have him over the house more. Amy : [Lies back on the bed] Okay. with head in hands] Oh. I suppose that's why I came all the way up here from Mississippi. Mort : [Is amazed] Wow. [Turns away] Shooter : You lie! [Pins him against the car] Mort : [Throws him off] No I don't! . [In person] Such a nice house. [In person] We're not together. [Walks away] Shooter : Drop it? Drop it? What in the hell do you mean. Shooter salutes with his hand] I wrote it seven years ago. Shit. [He goes up to Mort] How in the hell did a big money-scribblin' asshole like you get down to a little shitsplat town in Mississippi and steal my goddamn story? Mort : Drop it. Mort : Goodbye. He hardly ever comes here. It was published for the first time in June '95 in a magazine. Mort. Thanks for that. sticks the walking stick in the ground leaning on it. John Shooter. sure. Well. but I beat ya by two years. Mort : So do I. [Mort walks down the muddy path outside. It was working just fine that way. it's me. Stupid. didn't it? Mort : Oh. then. [On phone] He's coming over later. That's why I bought it. Amy : You know what? I gotta go. [Mort stops. Stupid. I usually go to his house.
holds the sandwich out to the dog] [Lies down next to dog] I wanna go to sleep. it's not going to end until one or the other of us is dead. No nap. [He offers one to Mort] Mort : I don't smoke. Shooter : And how am I supposed to find that? Mort : That's not my problem. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine June 1995. Degradation. heading to the doggy door] [Mort turns his head to the dog] ChicoOoOoO don't be discouraAaAaAaged! [The dog walks out] Alright. Sloth.di-vorce. [Puts watch on table] [Takes off glasses and puts them on the table] [Takes off shoes] [Lies down] *Sighs* Sloth. I wanna take a nap. [Goes to the car] [Mort is nervous] Hold your water. an open jar of Jif. you ignorant hick? I'm in the middle of a divorce! DI-V-O-R-C-E -.. flustered] [He pushes back his hair and groans] [Picks up watch. I give her a call about the magazine. [Slips a cigarette into his mouth and lights it] Mort : If I show it to you. and sees he's hanging over a waterfall] [He falls off. then pushes back hair again] [Puts down watch and breathes in] [He gets up and goes over to the sink. Scene 8 : Setting : The Living Room : Characters : Mort Rainey. [The clock ticks] [The shot pulls away into darkness] [Mort tosses and turns on the couch] [He turns to the edge. the dog on the floor] [The faucet leaks] [Mort looks down. Mort : [Gulps] That's not my house.Shooter : Prove it! Mort : I don't have to prove a thing to you. Doritos. that's hers. then up] [The dog licks its lips] [Mort picks up the sandwich sadly] Mort : [Sighs] I don't wanna call her. ya blind [Gets up] bastard. Chico. [He returns to his car] Mort : Always a pleasure to meet a reader. Shooter : What the hell does that mean? Mort : What do you think it means. Shooter : I'll give you three days. fills a glass of water] [He places it up to his mouth to . [Gets on floor. You call your ex and get her to send you the magazine with your story in it. if there is such a magazine. then puts on glasses. Shooter : You strike me as the kind of guy who's on the lookout for a head he can knock off with a shovel. *Sighs* [Takes of watch] In shame. go ahead and be discouraged. I go write some crap for a couple of hours. I'm just gettin' m'smokes. [The dog isn't paying attention] And then I get to take a nap. Shooter : Am I supposed to drive down to your house in Riverdale New York and ask your wife Amy for it? [Mort looks shocked] [Shooter smiles] I read it on your book jacket. an almost empty glass of milk] [The clock ticks] [Mort sits at the table. Go look for yourself. will you go back to wherever you came from and leave me alone? Shooter : [Puffs smoke] [Nods] Three days. Huh? [The dog eats the sandwich] Okay.. *A dog barks from outside* [Chico looks away] Right? Chico? [The dog gets up and leaves. But what you don't understand is if we do start to fight. and I'll be back. [Shot of table with a sandwich with a bite taken out of it. See if I care! [Unplugs the phone line] [Heads to the couch] And returned [Sits down] to the couch.
. [He points] I didn't get the license plate number.. [Dave puts his glasses on and sits down] I think that it started with an A. Secretary. Last night. I've got a detailed [He turns to Dave] description of his ca-Dave : Type a little harder. breathing heavily] Shooter! I'll get you for this! You hear me? I'll get you for this! [Mort returns to the house and locks all windows and doors] [He walks forward and looks around the house] [The sun is coming up. and his car] [Goes down the stairs.. and goes in to get a flashlight] [Turns the flashlight on.. and examines the light. that's what I figured. around 9. maybe you find him. [He opens the door] [Mort goes in. huh [Laughs] Mort : [Is nervous] I-I'd like to know what I'm dealing with here. 'cause that's what I see in my mind. I think that would probably be better. [They walk to Dave's desk] So what I've got is a detailed description of him. Hahaha. uh. Anytime somebody sits down and writes "No police" That's just about exactly the time that a fella should get himself over to the police. they pop up every once in awhile. you could talk to him.. [Does some needlepoint] Mort : Yeah. then Dave] Mort : Yeah. moves his flashlight all around him. noticing that there is broken glass on the floor] [He moves the flashlight around and looks elsewhere. Well. then turns away] [He turns back and approaches. because maybe he's got a violent history. Dave : So... No police. anything you can find out about this guy I would really appreciate-Dave : I must cut quite an intimidating law enforcement figure. but notices that his back door is open. but the light doesn't turn on] [He scowls. goes up closer to get a better look. You have to get through the carbon [He points to the secretary's papers] Mort : [Dave walks to behind his desk] [Mort is shocked at the rudeness] You know what. Dave Newsome. places the glass on the counter] [He opens the door. then pulls off the blanket] [The dog with a screwdriver through its head is under the blanket] [Mort falls away] Oh! Uh. uh.drink. I mean. and over to the wall and finds a note attached to the wall HAve 3 days i am Not JokiNg NO POLICE"] [Mort turns to the garbage bin and sees a white blanket over something] [He focuses the flashlight on it. then walks over to the garbage bin] [He moves the beam across trees. Dave : [Picks up needlepoint] Needlepoint! Can you believe it? Doc says it's good for the arthritis. [They walk towards the building] Look. but I'm sure they were Mississippi tags.. yeah. [He looks at the dead dog. I'm not joking. and there's something white on the wall blowing in the wind] [Is curious. . and he buries the dog in the ground with a shovel] [He sticks the shovel in the ground] Scene 9 : Setting : The Sheriff's Department : Characters : Mort Rainey. Ho. [Glances at secretary] [Sits down] Anyway. I suppose that's just the price of selling a few books. and flips the light switch. [A shot of Tashmore lake] Dave : Chico? He killed Chico? Mort : Yeah. you got yourself a member of the crazy folks tribe? Mort : Yeah. I was asleep. he left this [Holds out the note] Dave : [Takes the note] You have 3 days.
[He looks back at the secretary confusedly] The description. Mort : Come on.. then looks away] [He grabs something from his coat pocket] Here's the uh. is a description. like you've had before in which case I can help? Or is this something you should be talking to your lawyer about? Mort : [Shakes head] No. What about animal cruelty? What about destruction of private property? What about-Dave : Yeah. but I can give you a couple of days. Ken : He wasn't this crazy. same way that you. So I've got a copy of the original up at Amy's house.. Dave : Killing an animal is not like killing a man. [Sits down] Ken : Fine. Okay. or not? Ken : Uh. Mort : [Nods] Okay... He threatened your life? Mort : He put a screwdriver through my dog. Secretary. This guy is just simply out of his mind. he says he wrote his. [Shot of New York buildings through a window] Ken : Tell me the truth.. yeah. don't you think? [Mort listens] The stories being so much alike? Mort : Well. The sheriff. it's gotta be. obviously the guy copied it from me. stares at the secretary] In the. Ken : [Eating] Well... did before. he did break a law. Ken : Amy's house? Mort : Yeah.. [Ken presses Mort's side of the chess timer] [Mort looks annoyed] before. Which kind of situation is this? Is he a regular wacko. [Spreads hands] Okay. [Ken's secretary comes in bringing some food and places it on the desk] [Mort is distracted. Would you like to choose a side before we continue? Ken : I'm on your side. this Shooter guy. Did you steal it? [A siren goes] Mort: [Turns away from the window in shock] What!? No! Ken : Kind of an amazing coincidence. but I still need to know the truth. must be a cat person. corporate loyalty thing I gotta be back for by Friday. no. [Mort smiles] Now. [Reaches to food] That guy was just an obsessed reader who couldn't tell real life from the crap that you make up for a living.Secretary : [On phone] Ha ha ha ha haa! [Mort looks at her. Maybe. yeah. Ken Karsch. annoyed] Sorry. [Breathes in] My story came out a couple years.. I was just gonna stop by on my way upstate and pick it up. well I don't exactly feel safe with a 70 year old arthritic sheriff watching my back. but it doesn't seem to be an important law in Tashmore Lake. Let's see. Are you gonna help me. . First thing I'm gonna need [Puts down needlepoint and picks up a pen]. [Looks up at Mort] [Mort looks shocked] Scene 10 : Setting : Ken's Office : Characters : Mort Rainey. Mort : [Smiles. come to think of. [Nods] Amy and I split up about 6 months ago... I'm not even sure that it's a crime. Ken : I'm sorry. I think that's all it is. No offense... [Looks at plan book] I got a. What do you want me to do? Mort : I want you to help me in the same way that... [Smiles] Mort : [Comes forward] Yeah.
Mort : Okay. my beautiful wife. Ted Milner. I show him the magazine. and taps on the glass] [Ken's head lifts] Mort : [Jumps] Oh! [He turns away] [Ken opens the car door and gets out] [They both laugh] [Mort pushes back his hair and smiles] You scared the shit out of me! Ken : Hey. [Camera focuses out of the picture and we see the mirror.. and kiss] Mort's Voice : This is not.. I was only out for ten minutes. and plays with his face] Scene 12 : Setting : The Cabin : Characters : Mort Rainey. Amy Rainey. and spot's Ken's black cadillac] [He stops the car.. Ken : Hey. [Mort Leaves] Scene 11 : Setting : Outside Amy's House : Characters : Mort Rainey. [The moon is out. Ken : No shit. That if it's just proof that this guy Shooter wants. Thanks. you'll see a black cadillac in the driveway tonight when you get home. you know? Rotten profession. Ken : Already checked the place. looks around and sees Ken's head against the window] [He turns the car off and gets out] [He walks towards the car slowly and carefully] [He bends down and sees Ken's head on the steering wheel] [He approaches. This last week must've finally caught up with me. Ken : No [Smiles] Not unless you want me to. Me too. swear to god. Just waiting for you to get back to let you know. Mort : Hm. relax Hemingway. I'm gonna be with you. tonight or. Mort : [Breathes out] [Looks off to the side] You think you'd be sticking around. Anymore. [Mort drives on the highway to Amy's house] [He gets into the neighborhood and slows down] [He stops across from the house and pulls into someone's driveway] [Amy and Ted emerge from the house. his reflection in the window. but I think that maybe you should be with me when I show it to him. Ken : What happened? Did you finally nail one of your groupies at a book signing? The Omaha Barnes & Noble? Hehehe. fine. [Amy and Ted get into the car] This is not.my beautiful house.. Mort : That's very reassuring.. Ted pointing at things] [Mort regards from the reflection in the car mirror] [Amy and Ted stop by their car. [Mort presses Ken's side of the chess timer] [Nods] That was a dick thing to say. Mort pulls into his driveway.Mort : [Nods] Yeah. [Presses Mort's side of the timer again] You were saying? Mort : I was saying. An obscene fortune. . Keeping an eye on things. Ken Karsch. Don't freak out.. You don't look too hot. I apologize. talking.. [The car drives off] . it's me. You remember my rate? Mort : Yeah. [Gets up] Ken : Get a good night's sleep. everything is fine. "Objects in mirror are closer than they appear"] [Mort is sad. right? Ken : Look... hey. Ken : Amicable? Mort : Not remotely. I'm sorry about that.
he'll hit the road so hard. Don't worry. holding a paddle] I'll be back in the morning... and looks up at the railing] Mort : Hello? [Ken's car pulls out] [Mort scans the upper floor] [He sees Ken's car leave] Shit. I think it's called. yeah I know the place. Breakfast every morning. I know. [Looks away] No. No. but sees nothing] [He approaches another door. Are you staying in town tonight? Ken : Yeah. You know the place? Mort : [Flashback of Mort backing up towards motel] [Nods] Yeah. Ken : Nope. sailor.. Irv's lakesider.. *Squeak* [He turns to the shower and begins attacking again] Hu. I got it. I gonna come in swingin' [He looks at the figure] [Wipes his sweaty hands on his pants] One.. [He slides open the busted door.. Huh? [Takes the paddle away and goes to put it back] Find out who else saw your nut-job.. [He runs into the bathroom] Ahhhhhh! *Smash* [He attacks the mirror] [Turns on the light. Ken : Okay.Mort : No. We're watching you. drumming on his thighs] [Ken gets into his car] [Mort walks over to the window. 9 am.. No monsters up here. [He walks forward. hands behind his back] [Mort bends down and looks out the window] [He takes the string of the shade] [Something moves in the house] [Mort turns around rapidly. Trust me. and begins opening it with the fire poker] [He hears something suddenly and jumps and turns to the bathroom] [He gulps. I'll stop in for a little freak-me-out chat. Mort : Tom Greenleaf.. good night. [Ken opens front door and steps out] [Mort follows] Hey. How do I get ahold of him? Mort : Bowie's store.. Tom Greenleaf. We want it to stop. [Mort comes out. Uh. He picks up a fire poker from the holder] [He goes up the stairs slowly] [Mort looks around the upper floor. [Descends stairs] Heh. and looks around. Ken : Okay. [Sees the paddle] What the hell you gonna do with that. it'll hit back. [Ken walks off] [Mort shuts the door and locks it] Scene 13 : Setting : The Cabin : Characters : Mort Rainey. Ken : [Walks into the next room] Hmm. some motel out by route 9. [Points] Ken : Huh? Mort : [Flashback of Tom honking *honk honk honk*] Tom Greenleaf passed by when I was talking to Shooter on Lake Drive and waived at us. Mort nodding at each line] We know what you're doing. uh! *Smash* [Through the broken glass. then stops. and looks at his victim] I killed a mirror. [Mort stands in the cabin. but sees nothing] [He turns and cautiously opens up a door with the fire poker] [He turns on the light. start asking around town. shithead! If you don't come out by the time. Mort : Did you check under my bed? Ken : Even in your toy chest. [Walks off] Mort : [Stands there] Yeah. so he must've got a good look at him. he sees a mouse scamper through the tub] And my shower door. you know what. [Comes back in] Once I find out where this Shooter's staying. I'm sure it's fine. [Nudges to house] In there. I count to five. [Gestures with his hands.. two.. and moves closer] [He sees a figure in the mirror and becomes scared] I know you're in there. and looks down at the mouse and sighs] [Throws down the poker and grabs a nearby towel] [Takes the mouse . Use the word "We" a lot. In.
Mr. [Shooter rubs his hand on the top of the shovel handle] Stealing my story. then replaces them on the desk] [He continues downstairs. and heads downstairs] [He pauses. and lights the cigarette back in his mouth] Scene 14 : Setting : Outside : Characters : Mort Rainey. The one you wrecked. I'm just gonna smoke. I can't decide what's worse.up in the towel] *Crash* [Part of the broken cabinet falls. though. [He walks outside. then stops and comes back upstairs. You and me. and picks up the shovel. [Grins] She's purty. Mort : I don't think I even read your whole story. Even to me. You're going to write it for me and get it published and it's going to have my name on it. Stealing from another man. He tries to hit Shooter with it. takes the cigarette in his hand] [Bends down. Why didn't you get that magazine? You were down there at her house today. I'm just gonna totally smoke. Mr. I know I can do it. Rainey? Mort : Oh. if I could. Peachy. go to the store and get a brand new pack. But I'm starting to think you ain't going to leave me that option. [He leans against the shovel standing in the ground] What can we do [He places his hand on the handle] to make you feel better? [Shooter moves around. I'll bet you did. Shooter. Shooter : [Smiles and turns away] So. smoke the shit out of that one. [He bends down next to Mort] I don't think you're really all that well. will you then kindly disappear? Shooter : There isn't any. Shooter : How are you. [Mort becomes upset. and releases the mouse from the towel into the wild] [He strikes a match on the ground. Mort : I'd be more than happy to write your ending. weren't you? Mort : If I get this story. and I show it to you. Mort : [Throws away the match] I took it up recently for my health. scaring him] [He walks past it. or ruining the ending. That's how the story ends. [They both stand up] Or maybe it's just that successful writers like you throw tantrums when things don't go the way they expect. pilgrim. Shooter : Oh. and Mort backs away from the shovel] Shooter : I want you to fix it. Mr. that wife of yours coming out of the house. I'll finish these. but Shooter grabs it with one hand] Grrrr! [He pins Mort against the wall with the shovel to his throat] You want to wake up from one of your stupid naps and find . and goes over to the desk] [He picks up the tattered packet of L&M's and holds them for a moment. He grabs the L&M's and places one in his mouth and leaves] I don't care. Mort : Okay. Mine was perfect. John Shooter. Shooter : Thought you didn't smoke.. helping himself to another ear of corn from the steaming bowl. we know that.. that don't seem to have ever bothered you none. Todd Downey said.. Shooter. Rainey. It's the only ending. Being caught up on. then. How are you? Shooter : Well. Mort : What would you like me to fix? Shooter : My ending. I'm just. It sounded like you pitched a fit or something in there. Magazine with that story in it. Mort : My wife? Why don't we just leave her out of this? Shooter : [Turns to Mort] Would. I'm sure that in time her death will be a mystery. Mr.
Amy. Amy Rainey.. Amy Rainey. I noticed that you. [Shooter walks away] I know what you did and I ain't quittin'. Ted Milner. staring out. What is it? Amy : [On phone] Where have you been? I have been trying to get ahold of you all night and this morning. Until right gets put right. uh left 100$ on the dresser. Amy : Shut up! Mort : Well. Amy : [On phone] Oh. I'm here! Just lower your voice a little. clutching his throat and gagging] Do ye? [Mort chokes] You can't get away with it. chatter of police radios in the background] [Mort walks forward. So you unplugged the phone!? Mort : How may I assist you. Amy? Amy : [On phone] Oh god. I happen to be 3. great. [Mort lies in his bed. okay? Mort : [Stops chewing] What? Amy : [On phone] Someone burned down our house! Scene 16 : Setting : The Site : Characters : Mort Rainey. But I'm 3. Mort : I was asleep. Some guys are a hundred if you like that kind of thing. Amy : Shhhh! Please! [She runs off] Mort : Mm. [Mort catches his breath on the ground and leans backwards against a tree] Scene 15 : Setting : The Living Room : Characters : Mort Rainey. Amy spots Mort] . Some guys are even less than that. [Mort shoos a fly] Mort : [Grabs some Doritos and eats them] What happened. surely the escort service told you that I was 3. then to the wall and realizes that it's been unplugged] [He gets up and plugs the phone back in] [He goes to sit back down] *Phone rings* [He pauses and looks at it in awe] [He puts his Dorito back in the bag and picks up the receiver] Mort : Is that you. John Wayne? Amy : [On phone] Mort? [Mort looks up] Are you there? Mort?! Mort : [Shuts his eyes] Yes. and lays his eyes upon what used to be his house] [Flashback fades in] Amy : [Comes out of the house] Bye. Then he turns and thinks for some moments] [He grabs his glasses and heads downstairs] [Shot of Tashmore Lake] [Mort sits on the couch scarfing Doritos] [He looks at the phone. Steven Bradley. Mort. Some guys are less. Mort : [Comes out of the house] Pardon me. [A Shot of the site. miss.. firemen moving around. Fire Chief Wickersham. that's what happened. babe. [Amy gets in her car] Bye. [The flashback fades out] [Mort walks closer] [Amy and Ted appear..Amy nailed to your garbage bin? Or turn on the radio some morning and hear she came off second best in a match with a chainsaw you keep out in the shed? [Mort chokes] [Shooter releases him and he falls to the ground. There's something on your mouth just there. what? Amy : [On phone] Someone burned down our house.
[Comes forward] Wickersham : [Mort looks down sadly] Were the owners? What do you mean? [Mort looks at Ted angrily] [They both go forward to Wickersham] You don't own it anymore? Mort : Were Mr... Fran is fine. [Shakes his hand] Bradley : We won't take long.. [Picks up papers and finds her name] .. [She places some papers on the table] Oops.. Mort : [Turns to Ted. Yes.. no. Amy : So am I. Evans.D. [He turns away and makes a face] Wickersham : Mr. then walks] [She wraps herself up in her sweater] [When Mort sees her. I spent most of last night poking around the site with a.. Ted : Chief [Holds out his hand] Wickersham : Hi. he flashbacks to her making out with Ted in the motel] [He looks away from her sadly] Hi [She hugs him] Mort : Hi. Mort : Thank you.. Ted : [Takes off his sunglasses] Me too. Mort : Well that really works then.Mrs. and Mrs. Ted Milner. [Mort looks at her.. then back] And in this case you have certainly given us a plausible [Amy puts her sweater up . You got any? [Mort looks down sadly once more] Amy : No. Your house and I'm very sorry for your loss. a house. Bradley : [Pointing to Wickersham] This is Fire Chief Wickersham. Amy.. with a champagne bottle and a couple of quarts of plain old gasoline. Rainey! Mort. [Sits down] Broke one of my own rules. The fire was started by an incendiary device made. Bradley : I'm Steven Bradley. eh? Bradley : So. Fran Evans. Amy.ar. Are the owners. Ted. Ted? [Raises hands] [He makes his way over to Bradley] Yeah. uh. I'm really sorry about all this. Ted : No.. I'm a detective with Riverdale P.. Then it pulls in] Fran : [Makes her way to the table] I'm sorry I wasn't there to meet you this morning. Rainey. were the owners.. No one. [He turns and looks back at Amy then back to Bradley] I have an enemy. we. Fran's Assistant. Wickersham : You the owners? Amy : Yes.. Mort : Thank you very much. and Mrs. [Pushes her chair in] I don't like to call it the site. flashlight and a Polaroid. Fran : [Smiles] It still says Mrs. Wickersham : [Holds out a burnt champagne bottle on a tweezers] You are definitely the victims of arson. [Amy lowers her sweater] [Mort looks down at her] People in your situation are already upset and quite often they take [Amy drinks a glass of water] the presence of an investigator as an accusation that they've torched their own property. Not a soul. These meetings are hard. first question. [The shot is from outside the agency's window. the insurance investigator needs to see you in the city at 3. Yes. Scene 17 : Setting : The Insurance Agency : Characters : Mort Rainey. Enemies. we. then away. annoyed] Bother you if I answer one or two of these.Amy : Mort! [She runs up. it was. Amy Rainey. It wasn't a site. Ted : No. Ted : [Shakes his hand] How do you do? Ted Milner.
looks at Mort... Mort : [Nods] Yes. It'll wrap up when everybody's ready for that to happen. Thanks. Mort : I'm not going to freak out about this. Amy : Okay. He's right. that's a list of your claimed insurable property. I don't understand why it is so important. both parties. [Ted pauses. Fran : Been down that road. [Ted sighs. Ted. [She looks at Mort who looks angry] it looks like Mr... Then nudges the list back to his direction] [Amy looks angry] Mort : I'm sorry. no.. Rainey does. [He kisses Amy on the forehead] [He gets up and goes to the door] Mort : [Stops playing with his face and looks up] Aw. I'm told there was a separation of residence recently? So that last bit might be particularly important. Mort : Amy. Mort : We're going through a divorce. He's right. Ted Milner. Mr. Mort : [Chugs his glass of water] That's been my feeling. By um. boredly] We're just waiting for it to be signed... took um. Fran : He is right. Do you actually intend to rubberneck? Ted : I hardly think my concern could be construed as rubbernecking. Alright! Alright! Mort : This our stuff! Amy : [Turns to Ted] No. Make it two. Amy : Well. Amy : No. but. the settlement agreements are done. [Ted is bored] These things just have to follow their natural course. he tries to glance over Amy's shoulder to see the list] [Amy sees that he can't see. heck Ted. Excuse me. [Amy gives him a sharp look] [Fran's assistant clears his throat and hands them the list] Scene 18 : Setting : The Lobby Of The Insurance Agency : Characters : Mort Rainey. in the meantime. Rainey minds a lot. But. [She looks down at the list] [Mort looks down at the list] [Ted is bored. Mort : I moved out six months ago and just. Amy : Thanks. plays with his face] police. Amy Rainey.again] suspect who we'll investigate aggressively along with the [Mort looks away. Ted : [Looks around] Uhh. [Shakes head] Sucks. Mr. this is our stuff. [Plays with his face] Fran : In the meantime. Ted : What the hell's the point. then goes out the door] Rubbernecker.. hadn't gotten around to hauling all the stuff out yet. You look it over. . then you sign an affidavit swearing that the listed items still belong to you and that they were still in the house when the fire occurred. Would it help matters if I um. He's rubbernecking. man? Mort : It's our stuff! Ted : I'm just trying to help out here. Everything's negotiated. no. and nudges the list to Ted's direction] [Ted leans in close and clears his throat] [Mort looks up at Ted. Live a little. [gestures to list] Do the best you can with the list. Ted : Sure. annoyed. Milner. Guy. but I mean.. a walk around the block? Amy : Yes. The law says that you have no right to be looking at the list of items at all. It's not final yet. We wink at something like this if nobody minds.
Mort : Because you haven't said anything to Ted. right? Amy : Right. [To Amy] Be back in ten minutes. Jesus. The dude from behind pushes his way out] [Mort looks pissed] [Mort and Amy walk out] Amy : Mort. I paid the guy everything he wanted. marriages end. Mort : Have you said something to Ted? Amy : C'mon! Ted : [Comes through the door holding two cups of coffee. Ted : Yeah. Shooter. Never happened before. Amy : Okay. and walks back to him] What? Mort : You and me and the lawyers. There's a black dude at the back of the elevator who's chewing gum and listening to music through headphones quite loudly. But it did happen once before. certainly not? Amy : No. it was done by the time I got there.[Mort and Amy ride in the elevator down to the lobby. You know. He smiles] Well. Ted Milner. Amy : [To herself] Aw. then stops] Amy? Amy : [Turns around. or since. I mean. His story. Mort : [Turns to leave. I'm sorry but I didn't end yours. Mort : [They stop in front of the door] Look. [He opens the door] Mort : [To Amy] I'm in trouble. I do. I've about had enough of your bullshit. do I have timing or what? [Hands one of the cups to Amy] Mort : Yes you do. I know how much you like my things. Mort : [Stops and goes up to Ted] You're a dick! Ted : Do you feel better? Mort : [Continues walking] Yes. I wouldn't bring it up. Mort : [Turns to Ted] Really? You must've thought her wedding ring was a little bit strange? . [Mort puts his tuque on] Wait. that was the only time I've ever even done anything remotely like that. We're the only ones that know about that. [They walk towards the exit] Mort : What? Amy : This guy. Mort : Okay. Amy : Okay. I'm really sorry you had to miss that. Ted : You and me are going to have a little talk. Mort looks up at the ceiling] *ding* [The elevator doors open. Mort and Amy feel uncomfortable together. Mort I have to ask you something. Ted : Look. is this a situation [Mort adjusts his glasses] like the other time? [Mort scowls] I'm sorry. [He and Ted go out the door] [Amy sits on a bench and sighs] Scene 19 : Setting : Outside The Insurance Agency : Characters : Mort Rainey. look.
That's gone up in smoke now. Karsch. Ken Karsch.. Mort : [Smiles] I knew there was a reason that I hired you. [Mort walks] Ken : [On phone] Good.Listen. He hurries to open the door] [He finally opens it. 'Cause I called your agent when I heard about the house. I know that you don't want me in your life. [Mort breathes out and puts crosses his feet on the coffee table] First he says he did go down to the Lake Drive on Tuesday and . Overnight today.. He sent the original by UPS. Ken : Well. Little place called Shooter's Bay. Guess what? I don't want you in mine either. But I'll tell you something. [In person] I caught up with your Tom Greenleaf today. I might ask you the same question. [Mort sits on the couch] here's a weird one. Where are you when I need you? [He looks around and scowls. You can pick it up tomorrow after 3. The one with the story he says I stole. Mort : [On phone] Well. freaking out Mort] [He cowers] Are we. [Shot scans into Ken's motel room. You're fine. Mort : Yeah? [He unzips his fly] Well he showed up about an hour after you left last night. [Mort looks shocked] [Ted walks off] [Mort thinks] Scene 20 : Setting : Mort's Cabin : Characters : Mort Rainey. I'm sorry. [He picks up the receiver] Yeah? Ken : [On phone] Where you been all day? Mort : Ha. [He goes into the bathroom and drops the phone on the floor *ding*] Ken : [On Phone] Relax. you still wanna go through with it? Meeting him? Showing him the magazine? Mort : Hell yes! [Zips up his fly] [Flushes the toilet] I've had a shitty year. Now look.Ted : Oh. He stops and gets out] *Phone rings* [Mort runs up to the front door. the worst part is. I hadn't had a chance to get the magazine out. [Mort drives up his driveway at night] [He looks around. alright.. gettin' the message I'm sendin'? Mort : Where are we from. Teddy? Ted : Tennessee. man! I. and places his key on the key-hook on the wall] *Phone rings* [He grabs the phone] What fresh Hell. Long way from there. I checked the cabin an hour ago. but doesn't see Ken's car] Mort : C'mon. really? [Mort pushes back his hair and pisses] Then he had a busy night. Everything. not much we can do about it. [Moves closer to Mort] I will not let you upset Amy anymore than you already have. $500 a day. Ken : [On phone] Oh. Morty. So why don't we just wrap this little thing up. uh. Ted : [Turns around] No. then drives the car further up the driveway. I apologized to you months ago. [In person] I figured he got a copy of the magazine. [Closes front door and locks it] Ken : [On phone] There's something else.. And get out of each other’s lives--? *Zoom* [A bus brushes by. The guy who drove past you and Shooter on the lake road? [On phone] Well. But until this little divorce thing's done. Ken is lying on the bed in his boxers] [In person] My office called me about your Riverdale house. [He sips from his cup and walks off] Mort : I was gonna say Mississippi. and groans. Now. [Bends down and picks up the phone] I want it settled.
[He hangs up] [Mort takes the receiver away from his ear. Ken : [On phone] Okay. wait. Mort : On what? Ken : [He sits down] On what he plans to do to you. Wasn't even on Lake Drive on Tuesday.. But. [On phone] [Mort listens carefully] We need to consider the possibility that he was hired to do this. Make it so that it's impossible for him to lie. Mort : [He looks down at his arm] Bruises. He's trying to. Bring your bruises. Dead dogs. They go further than they're supposed to. Mort : Yeah. pilgrim. Maybe that's why the guy calls himself Shooter.. I'm revising my opinion. I'm talking about. looks at it suspiciously then replaces it] [He gulps] . Now they can't call them off. Maybe it just slipped his mind. [He picks up a glass] Things get out of control. Burnt down houses. Scare you to death. [He places the gun on the nightstand] then we've got something. [On phone] Other than the manuscript. He was scared shitless. Mort : [On phone] Alright. Ken : And bring your six-gun.uh. He's trying to intimidate me. [He gets up and places Mort on speakerphone] You and me are going to go see Greenleaf together. Ken : [Walks around] Don't be naive.. no no no. Mort. Amy's Ted. Someone got to him. it depends. Come to think of it I didn't. [In person] What proof do you have that Shooter was there..he saw you. like you said. I'll see you there.. But then he gets nervous and says.. Ken : [He picks up a gun from his suitcase and checks it] Bring the manuscript.. Didn't see anybody. [Mort switches his feet] Someone with a grudge against you hires a tough guy to rattle you. Tom's old. [On phone] I got bruises on my arms from where he grabbed me. Ken : Why? What does he want? Mort : [On phone] I don't know. Mort : [His eyes open wide. [Moves his fingers] The Ted that Amy left me for. I don't think Shooter's just some nut. send me a message. [He laughs] Why would Shooter care if Tom Greenleaf knows he's here? Ken : [On phone] Well. [Mort rolls up his sleeve] Physical evidence. Ken : [On phone] Did you piss him off? [Flashback to Ted yelling at Mort in the motel bed] Ted : Get the fuck out! Mort : I might have. [He walks] I'm gonna push the guy hard. [He picks up the receiver and takes Mort off of speakerphone] Mort : [On phone] Alright. Ken : Alright. he takes his feet off of the coffee table and bolts upright] Ted. [In person] he hires the wrong guy. If he'll tell the po-lice he was threatened too. Ted wants me to know it's him... Mort : Bowie's store? Breakfast? Ken : 9 am sharp. [He grabs puts something into a glass of water] Mort : Come on. well. Ken : [On phone] Who? Mort : [Pushes back hair] Ted. Here's what we do..
. [He replaces it] Cracker bastard. Mort : I overslept. Greta : Well. then decides to go back] [He backs the car up into . [Shakes her head] Mort : Big guy. and throws the garbage bag on the counter] [The man sitting on his side gives Mort a dirty look] [Mort puts the bag on the stool next to him] [He looks around. sits at a stool. But he returns no key from his search] [He puts on his tuque] [Opens the front door.* [The driver's door of his car is wide open and the car is beeping away] [He looks around again. It slams behind him and everyone looks at him] Mort : Sorry.. then pats himself down. [He goes back into the house. no. he notices that his car keys are missing from the key rack on the wall. [Greta comes with a pot of coffee and pours it] Did a guy come in here looking for me around 9 o'clock? Greta : [Looks up at him] Nope. then sits in the car. [He gets out of bed and puts on his bathrobe] [Light pours through the Secret Window as the shot moves closer and closer to it] [The clock ticks] [Mort is sleeping on the couch. then picks one up] [Studies it] Pall Mall. opens up a garbage bag and gathers the hat inside] [He puts the bag with the hat on the passenger seat in the car. [Mort lies in his bed. and spots his jacket on the floor] [As he puts it on. Scene 23 : Setting : The Gas Station : Characters : Mort Rainey. maybe he did too. He flexes his jaw] [He scowls] Oh.. [He places his hands behind his neck and thinks for another moment] [Then he sits up. [Mort drives down a road] [He passes a gas station and spots Ted at the pump] [He stops. Mort : [Nods] Yeah. That doesn't ring a bell. and notices the busboy opening a box of Pall Mall's] Busboy : [The boy sees Mort staring] Would you like a pack? [His mouth full of food as he speaks] Mort : [Is caught offguard] I don't smoke. He tries the other door and it opens. kind of a New York cop type? Greta : [Looks up] No. Shit. sadly thinking] Mort : It is a good ending. 'Cause he wasn't here.Scene 21 : Setting : Mort's Cabin : Characters : Mort Rainey. starts it up and closes the door] Scene 22 : Setting : Bowie's Store : Characters : Mort Rainey. but doesn't find him] *Beep beep beep beep.. [He walks to the store's aisles] Ken? [He walks to a different aisle] Tom? [But no one appears] [He goes up to the counter. He stirs. but it will not budge. Ted Milner. then walks over to the car] [He approaches slowly.. thinks and taps his finger on the seat. then spots some cigarette butts in the ashtray] [He eyes them carefully. then stretches] [He wakes up and glances at his watch] Shit! [He gets up from the couch] [He looks around. Busboy.. Greta Bowie. holding the garbage bag] [He tries to open the door. He looks at it suspiciously. [Mort walks up to the entrance of Bowie's Store. being careful to touch nothing] [He quickly shuts off the motor] [Looks around the car. to reveal Shooter's hat lying on the porch] [He looks around trying to spot Shooter.
Mort : Why? . Just calm down.. John Shooter. Ted : Uh. Most of it.. the other day. Ted. turns around. no. Mort : What do you want? Ted : I want you out of our life. Shooter : [On phone] Go to where we met. Mort : Where's your buddy? Ted : Came alone. but here's the problem: I don't respond well to intimidation. What this is about.. Mort : I buried my dog. in fact. Teddy.. and stares at the phone which is covered by Shooter's hat] *Phone rings* [He starts over] *Phone rings* [He sits on the couch and takes the hat off of the phone] *Phone rings* Mort : Yeah. [Mort advances further] You know. I'm attempting to have a normal conversation. he said that you won't return his calls for weeks. well. You know it. shuts the door and places his keys on the key rack on the wall] [He takes Shooter's hat out of the garbage bag and throws the hat on the coffee table] [He walks. Walk down the path a little way.. Mort : Well. Ted : Yeah. No. You know.the gas station. Mort : Money! All about money. [Ted holds his arm] Scene 24 : Setting : The Living Room : Characters : Mort Rainey.. is getting this thing done. [He reaches into the car's window] [He pulls out divorce papers] Gotta sign your papers Mort. Well she did and. [He leans on his car] Look Mort. makes me feel. 'Cause I'm afraid if we don't. it's not about money. takes his tuque off and pushes back his hair] *Phone rings* [Mort stops in his tracks. Now do me a favor. Mort : Tell her to send them to my lawyer. Heh heh. Mort : Sure you did. here. I'm gonna finish it. [He pushes Ted] Ted : Whoa. and looks off to the side] [He breathes in and out] I know what you're up to. [He advances. stops] [Ted looks at Mort's car and replaces the gas pump into the holder] [mort gets out] Mort : What are you doing here? Ted : Matter of fact. who knows where it might go and I think you know what I'm talking about. but Mort moves out of the way and Ted hits the closed window] Aghhh! God! Mort : [Looks at him and walks off] Bummer. I was-I was just on my way over to your place. go back and tell that your filthy little friend [He pushes Ted in the face with 3 fingers] Ted : [Ted tries to punch Mort.. Mort : That's what this is all about? Gettin me to sign the settlement? Ted : No. A lot of what's going on right now is my fault. Mister! [Ted looks bewildered] This whole thing is out of your control now. uh. [Shrugs shoulders] icky. [He slaps them onto the back of the car] Mort : [He looks at the papers and nudges them] My divorce papers? Ted : Mmhmm. You started this shit. and I know it. I think I do. [Mort enters his cabin. Ted : No.
Or ain't you ready to admit it yet. John Shooter. but I didn't want to wake you. [He cleans his fingers] You scare too easy. I hooked you to those 2 men in more ways than you know. Mr. no. Shooter : [Shooter stays where he is and cleans his fingers] Oh. but he falls down] You've been out about 3 hours. Rainey. Just kill me.Shooter : [On phone] I'll catch up with you this afternoon. Decided not to. He turns around and sees a squirrel in a tree. The one you stole. I was gonna go pick it up at 3 o'clock. and his heart to slow down. Got tired of waitin'. he wakes up] [He opens his eyes. I want you to fix my story. Anybody you call between now and then is your responsibility. That story is mine! Mort : [He goes up to Shooter] What do you want? You wanna kill me? Why don't you just do it. you gonna find yourself standing with your head in the noose and your feet in crisco. seeing Tom Greenleaf's truck] [He walks forward. I'm going to the police. grabbing the truck for support. Shooter : Who's screwdriver you think is in that fella's head? [Mort stops] If you leave 'em here and I disappear. Mort : I did not steal [He turns to Shooter] your story. [He looks up at Mort] Mort : I have the magazine you lunatic! I have the magazine! I have the goddamn magazine! Shooter : [He advances] You have this so-called magazine right now? Mort : On me. His pace slows as he gets closer. and tries to run. but falls down. Tom Greenleaf. thinking] Scene 25 : Setting : Outside : Characters : Mort Rainey. bolts upright and tries to see what time it is on his watch. [Mort rushes to his feet. He gets up again. but his vision is blurry] Shooter : Quarter past 2. [Mort runs down the path] [He stops dead at the clearing. He gets up and hops away] Now I would've moved you. I told you that already. [He hangs up] [Mort places the receiver back slowly. Shooter : There can't be any magazine! Not with that story in it. I expect you to let yourself [He spits on his hand] go to Greenhaven for murder before you'll admit it. but it never happens] [Mort's head begins spinning and he passes out of the ground] [After some hours. The squirrel chatters. breathing heavily. Mort : What do you want from me? Shooter : [He walks towards Mort] Why. [Mort limps further away from Shooter] Mort : You're insane. Mort waits for the squirrel to continue up the tree. Your leg's sleepin'. you laid on the damn thing. I wouldn't go too far if I were you. He spots Ken with his throat severed] [Mort backs away from the track] [His heart starts to beat quickly. . Ken Karsch. Almost pinned a note on you. He looks at the truck] Mort : [Advances slowly and sees Tom] Tom? Greenleaf? [Comes up to the open window and sees Tom Greenleaf with a screwdriver of Mort's sticking out of his head] [He coughs and gags] [He spots a bloody axe on the passenger's seat] [Blood is all over the truck] [He raises his head up and looks through the rear window.
He looks through the window disgustedly] [He pulls his sleeve over his hand and opens the passenger door] [He looks at dead Tom and Ken] [The door opens a bit further. or if you don't show up at four o'clock. [He walks away] By the way. Are you okay? Mort: [Raises his eyebrows] I'm okay. Because if things turn out that way. But I take care of myself before a trial. He breathes in deeply. I'd get to that if I were you. then I suppose I am crazy. Amy Rainey. Mort : And when I show you the magazine that has MY name on the contents page with MY story inside. I want it.. One way or the other. Ken Karsch. I'm okay. Mr. hi. has no reason or excuse to live. Amy. [He walks off] Scene 26 : Setting : Outside : Characters : Mort Rainey. *Phone rings* [Mort walks through the front door] *Phone rings* [He grabs his keys off the key rack on the wall] [He thinks for a moment whether or not he should answer it] [He walks out of the house and closes the door] *Phone rings* [He walks back in and shuts the door] *Phone rings* [Mort picks up the receiver] Mort : Hello? Amy : [On Phone] Mort. And that kind of crazy man. [He moves around Mort] Your house in 2 hours. causing the truck to shake] [Mort sighs] [He climbs onto the passenger seat. [Mort approaches the truck. onto the axe] [He pushes it onto the floor] [He goes up close to Tom and looks at him. then proceeds with removing the screwdriver] [His wrapped hand closes over the camera lens] *Squish* [Mort starts the truck. If it exists. to see that his hand is caught on the steering wheel by his watch] [Mort shakes his hand. Tom Greenleaf.. the parking break goes from P to D] [He slowly guides it down the path] [The truck builds up speed and Mort is now jogging with it] [The truck hits a bump in the road and sends Tom's head into the horn *Hoooonnnkk*] [Mort is flustered by it] Oh! [He pushes Tom's head off of the horn. If you talk [He turns around] to that Sheriff of yours again. Ted Milner. Rainey. trying to free himself] [The car is just about to go over the cliff] [Mort furiously pulls his hand and manages to get loose just in time before the truck crashes off the cliff and into the water] [Mort catches his balance and prevents himself from going over] [The truck hits the water and sinks below] [Mort watches it disappear] Scene 27 : Setting : The Living Room : Characters : Mort Rainey. I will burn your life and every person in it like a cane field in a high wind. You [He points to Mort] got my hat. [He puts it back up] Yeah. but then chickens out] [He looks at the floor and grabs a piece of wrapping] [His hand advances to the handle of the screwdriver] [Ken's body falls over] Mort : [He jumps] Whoa! [He looks at Ken. [He turns around] Listen. then blows out the air] [He places his hand up to the handle of the screwdriver. You got some heavy lifting here first. Amy : [Amy is lying on the bed] I've been so worried about you. Mort : [He winces and pulls the receiver away] Aww. then what? Shooter : Then I turn myself in.Shooter : No sir! These others here [He turns and points to the truck] were going to get in our way of our business! [He turns back to Mort] I couldn't have that! [He looks at Mort] You bring me that story. What? .
You're absolutely right. these days? Amy : [Turns over] I don't know. Amy : [On Phone] No. That's good. I-I gotta be somewhere.. we hadn't lost the baby? Mort : [Scowls] Jesus Christ! I don't. Amy : [On Phone] Can I come up there? Mort : Why on earth would you do that. and only the last few months after you and me were already over. and pushes back his hair] But. I don't understand why you won't sign. Mort : [His heart breaks] Oh... Amy. Amy : [On Phone] I didn't go with other men. [In person] I was a chickenshit. . but I can't. just [Sits down] breathe. [Mort lowers his head] [On Phone] I know you don't want to deal with it. I guess. I don't know! [He walks around] Let me call you later.. you were gone up in your head. Amy : [On Phone] I am worried! [On Phone] You sound like you did six months ago and I think it's my fault. It's all my fault. c'mon...Amy : [On Phone] Are you sure? [In person] When I saw you yesterday you seemed [Sniffs] so strained. you're right. [On Phone] I'll never forget that look on your face. [On Phone] I don't think that I looked in your eyes and actually saw you looking back at me. And I wish I could take it back. I don't wanna deal with it either. you might have mentioned it. [Amy cries] [On Phone] What? What is it. Mort : You know what? You know what. I didn't go with other men. Breathe! Take a breath! [Amy sobs] Where are you? You at Ted's? Amy : [On Phone] Yeah. really with me for the last 2 years. I always wanted to tell you that... [Mort laughs. It's my fault. Can't we just-Mort : No! N. Mort. Amy? [In person] Oh. [She breathes in] Mort : What?!! Amy : [On Phone] Do you. What an idiot. I mean. everything's been negotiated. Mort : Well. wait.. Because it was news to me. Amy : [On Phone] No Mort.. Only Ted. [Flashback to Mort screaming at Amy and Ted] Ted : Get out! Get out! Mort : You know what? I gotta go.um. I-I've gotta go! Amy : Will you call me if you need me? [Ted enters the room] Mort : [On Phone] I doubt it.. Mort : How we feeling about old Ted... I mean. If we were already over while we were still together.. Amy? Amy : [Breathes in] You still haven't signed the papers yet. We don't disagree on a thing.. [She sits up] Even when you were with me.. [In person] Do you think things would've been different if. I-I gotta go. you know. Amy! Amy : That's not what I mean. [She wipes her nose with a Kleenex] Ted wanted us to go and tell you together. Do you wanna just get it over with? Mort : [He shakes his head and smiles] Unbelievable. You were worried about me and I believed you. He kept asking and I kept putting it off. I love him. Amy : That's because you weren't there anymore! You were gone all the time! Mort : I worked at home.
yeah. I guess you shouldn't have fucked him then! [He slams the receiver down] [Amy jumps. well.Mort : Well then. but is blocked by Ted's arm in the way] I was married to the guy for 10 years.. [A UPS truck pulls away to reveal the post office] [Mort gets out of his car. and steps forward. 'Cause I saw what you did. are you alright? Mort : [He turns his sick expression into a smile] I'm sorry. Juliet Stoker. Mort : [Turns to her] I know that. pulling on his face] Dave : Hey! Mr. . post office would have a cow if they know that we handled the UPS guy's stuff. [Amy looks for something in the cabinet under the sink] [Ted comes into the kitchen] Ted : Well.. [Mort looks slightly relieved] You ought to go home and lie down. I'm going with you. Rainey! I'd like to-Mort : [He puts his finger up and continues to the post office] Yeah. and walks out of the house. and turns off her phone] [Mort flexes his jaw. [She walks off] I'll be back around 7. [She grabs her bag.. yeah. and slams his bad hand on a beam] Agghhhh! [He stumbles around] Scene 28 : Setting : The Post Office : Characters : Mort Rainey.. Thank you.. Mort : [Thinks she said something else and looks shocked] Pardon me? Juliet : [She places the package on the counter] Just the one thing.. uh. Amy : Just the sight of you is going to send him. Ted Milner. [He steps in] Juliet : Hey! Mr. Mr. my throat just kinda doubleclutched on me there for a second. [She opens the door and leaves] Ted : [Follows her to the door. Thank you.. will you? Mort : [He turns and smiles at her] No way. and pushes his arm out of the way] Excuse me. slamming the door] [Amy grabs her jacket out of the closet and puts it on] Ted : [Looks up from his reading] You're not going up there! Amy : I'm not going to dance around this anymore.. Amy : It's just. I said. Rainey. [He turns away] Juliet : Welcome.. I really think I should go alone. Rainey! [Mort flexes his jaw and steps up to the desk] Mr.. All I want is for this be over. I know how to talk to him. did the. Mort : Yeah. Juliet : You're very pale. that makes no sense. [She rummages through some papers on a desk] We won't have to have these horrible conversations every other day. [She walks forward and adjusts her jacket] Once he signs the papers it'll be over. Ted. and I certainly appreciate it... Rainey. um. [He turns away again] Juliet : You won't tell them. You really don't look well at all. [She looks at Ted. Dave Newsome. [He walks away] Juliet : Good. UPS guy drop anything off for me? Juliet : [Goes over to the back and picks up a package] Just the one thing. You know. Mort : [He looks turns around and looks shocked] I'm sorry? Juliet : I said they'd shoot me if you did. Ted : Yeah.. Mort : [Takes the package and is relieved] Oh.
... Mort : Maybe he wanted you to. but doesn't make it in time] Dave : [Leans into his window] Got a minute? Mort : Well. then forward] 99? [He turns the magazine on a slant and sees that there are pages that are cut out of the spine] You cut it out. how would he do that? Mort : I don't know.. He rushes to start it up. He looks at it in fear and touches on the tab] [He rips it open and pulls out the magazine. then passes Dave and slows down] [He points at Dave] I'm gonna call you on the phone. . [He gets out of the car] Scene 30 : Setting : The Living Room : Characters : Mort Rainey.. playing with his car keys in his hand. [He takes the hat off] Plenty confused. that's a good idea. Mort Rainey. out of the magazine. turns it upside down. [He looks to the next page] 99. [Shooter's hat sits on the coffee table] [Mort enters the cabin. throws the envelope on the passenger seat] Mort : [He looks at the magazine] 1995. Mort's Voice : Wait a minute. cut it. [Back at Ted's house. Mort : [He stops touching the hat] Why would he want me to put his hat on? Mort : Maybe he wants you to. [He takes his head out of Mort's window] Mort : [Mort backs out.Mort : Yeah. But. [He traces his finger to Secret Window] 83. [Mort pulls into his driveway] [He stops the car and picks up the package lying on the passenger seat] [He looks at it. Dave : [Nods] Okay.. [He flips to the contents page] Contents. pilgrim.... then stops] 81. Mort : Oh.. I really don't right now.. Mort : [He turns around] Maybe he wants me to what? Mort : [Moves his fingers around his head] To get confused. Sure. [He flips the pages quickly] 83.. But he did it. [He walks away] So don't talk to me about confusion. [He looks at the page numbers.. I'm already confused. [He walks off] Juliet : Ooh.. [He looks at the open magazine] You. [He traces his finger down the spine] You son of a bitch. okay? [He takes off] Dave : [Watches him drive off] [Nods] Okay. Ted sits down... It is partially open. [Mort closes the magazine] How? Mort : I don't know. [He turns the page] 82.. I'll give you a call later. [Mort hurriedly goes back to his car and gets in] [He is about to open the package.. adjusts the hat] Mort : Why'd you put it on? Mort : [Still touching the hat] I dunno.. when he sees Dave Newsome coming toward his car. and looks at it] [He suddenly puts in on his head] [Flexes his jaw] [He stands up and walks slowly to the mirror] [He looks at himself. [He flips some more. that's. Mort's Voice : Think about it. He thinks] [He sighs and gets up and leaves the house] Scene 29 : Setting : In Mort's Car : Characters : Mort Rainey. no. uh. breathes out and sits on the couch] [Looks down at the hat and swallows] [He picks up the hat. flips back. cute.
. leaning on the couch] Mort : [He puts on his bathrobe] You know what? You're nuts. [Mort looks like he's about to explode] not to him. What about that? Mort : [He turns away and takes off his jacket] What about what? [He walks away] Mort : Well. [He rolls up his sleeve to reveal nothing] [He becomes confused] this doesn't make any sense. because this is how it happens. Mort : The gun was not loaded! Mort : [Smiles] You still want to. Before it's too late.. Mort : I'm gonna get a knife and cut you out of me. You've been eating potato chips this way for 30 years.! Mort : Listen to me. Mort : [He walks to in front of Mort] You almost killed them. pilgrim. Shooter's Bay.. and a half a dozen other details you've chosen to ignore... Mort's Voice : [Disappears] Before you kill anyone else... [Mort catches a glance of himself in . [He appears. now [He takes off his glasses and polishes them with his jacket] back up just a sec. [ Mort Advances to the dent in the wall] [The dent begins to crack the wall. Everything you're doing is wrong. You invented him. but Mort appears in front of him holding the phone receiver] Call Dave Newsome.Mort : Wait a minute. and the whole cabin splits down the middle] [Mort follows the crack] [Mort looks down] Mort's Voice : You're not handling this.. What you're doing is-.? Mort : There never has been. [Flashback to Mort yelling at Amy and Ted] [Flashback to Mort entering the room.. ra.. [Mort turns away.. For 30 years.. For 30 years. Mort : [Still holding his head] Wasn't loaded. holding a gun] Mort's Voice : You had a gun. aren't I? Aren't I? Mort : Are you? Mort : Well. You wanted to. Mort : [He looks up at Mort] Shut up! Mort : There is no John Shooter. Mort : Shut up! Mort : [He takes Mort's hands] Listen to me. Mort : [He puts his head in his hands] I didn't kill anybody.. Mort : [Appears in front of him] Are all these things coincidences? [He puts his glasses back on] Mort : I'm wearing his bruises. This is happens to people. tell him to get down here right this second and lock you up before you can do any more damage.Everything you're doing is wrong --is wrong.. [He walks away] Mort : [Appears in front of him] Would you like to hear something that does make sense? Call the police. [He walks away] I don't need to listen to this shit from you. Mort : [Turns away and looks up] Ra.. Mort : Leave me alone! [He picks up the silex and hurls it at the wall] Huuu! *Crash* [The lamp falls off the table] Mort's Voice : You are alone. Mort : Really? Mort : No no no. Mort : Ra! ra.
. told me everything you wanted me to do. Everything.. Sister found out about the broken windows.the mirror. John Shooter. Tom Greenleaf. because.. We were standing right there. We didn't talk for the rest of the night. but you were alone. I think you know.. Rainey. And the school had to be withdrawn from the competition. you made me. Shooter : That's right. Everything that you're doing is wrong. . but you knew I did.. just pull over there for a second. but he is looking at the back of himself] Todd Downey thought that a woman [He turns away from the mirror and looks around] who would steal your love-. I wanna show you something. Mort : [He goes up close to the mirror] I'm a dairy farmer from Mississippi.. [Flashback of Mort lighting the champagne bottle. so you wouldn't have to. I didn't want to say it in front of him. Shooter : [Comes down the stairs] Gave me my name. I know Mort. Ted Milner. but it is of his back even though he is standing in front of it] [He advances slowly to the mirror] . [He is right up in front of the mirror.. I'm starting to believe that Todd Downey was right. a disgusted look on his face] You didn't have the stomach to do it yourself. Amy Rainey. I exist. out of the competition--competition. Look. [Flashback to Mort riding in Tom Greenleaf's truck with Ken] Mort : [Points to the spot where Tom had honked the other day] Right up there... Gotta fix the ending. Tom : [Ken looks suspicious] Yeah. Shooter's Voice : Oh. Tom.. [Flashback in flashback to Tom honking at Mort who is alone in the clearing *honk honk honk*] Mort : I know. rest of the night. tossing it in the study. Tom. [Flashback to Mort at a flea market trying on the hat in a mirror. I saw ya. walking off wearing the hat. I think you have a real good idea. Mort : Fix the ending. [Flashback to Mort stabbing Ken with the axe in the throat and stabbing Tom in the head with the screwdriver] Are we done yet? We got things all cleaned up around here? [Shooter comes over] Shooter : What's the real reason I come for? Mort : Fix the story. [Shot moves down to reveal that Mort is holding a screwdriver and an axe] Shooter's Voice : [Mort thinks some more. Mort : You don't exist? Shooter : [Descends the stairs] Me? I exist Mr. [He turns back to the mirror] Mort : What is happening to me? Scene 31 : Setting : The Living Room : Characters : Mort Rainey.. Shooter's Voice : And how do you suppose we ought ta do that? [Shooter places the hat to Mort's chest] Scene 32 : Setting : The Living Room : Characters : Mort Rainey.Sister found out about the broken window. Amy standing behind] Mort : Check it out! Shooter's Voice : You thought me up. Then she got up from the table.What does Todd Downey have to do with it?. Ken Karsch... and the whole house going up in flames] [Mort thinks] I did them things.
Amy : You're scaring me. revealing Mort wearing the hat] Amy : [Jumps and Gasps] ["Shoot Her" is carved around him on the walls] [Amy covers her mouth and gasps] [Mort raises his eyes to look at her. The scissors with the hair are in his hand] [Amy mumbles to herself and tries to get the car going] [Mort puts the scissors down on the porch and picks up the rock with 3 fingers] [Amy struggles to get the car to . and she backs away down the stairs] He did a whole lot of squirmin' around but in the end. "Shooter" is carved in the walls all around her] *Creak* [The door opens. picks it up. the hat coming off his head] [Amy grabs her bag and runs out of the house] [She drops the bag and gets into the car and locks the door] [Mort slowly gets up. hesitates. there is a doll that looks exactly like her. Mort? Mort : It's just the way I talk.. but something is on her shoe] [She looks down. It is a page from the magazine] [She looks confused] [She hears a noise. Let alone. I swear. [She looks down at the front door which is open] W-Where-Where did you get that old thing? The attic? Mort : [In a southern accent] It's mine. looks down and sees pages blowing away from Mort's car] [She walks forward. Amy : [Gasps] [Mort grabs at her hair with the scissor. I never put a hand on him. He took the cowards way out. then knocks *knock knock knock* She looks down *knock knock knock*] [The door opens a bit. Mort. he couldn't lie to himself anymore. "Shooter" is carved into the coffee table. "Shooter" 5 times in a row is carved into the wood] [She puts the manuscript back down] [Her eyes go to the window. [She walks over to the window] What the hell? *Floorboards creak from above* [She looks all around the cabin] [She goes up the stairs.. Mort : It don't matter. [He advances. to the front door] [She lifts her hand to knock. down the stairs] Ain't no Mort here. What's wrong? Mort : [Advances to her] You got you a wrong number. and sighs] Mort? [She walks over to the corner and looks around] Chico? [She walks away and looks up. Now.. [Mort stares at her angrily] [Amy comes closer] Jesus. "Shooter" is written in white. and some other papers] [She picks up the manuscript] ["John Shooter" She reads] [She notices something on the table. He looks very mysterious] HH-H-Hi. missus. [She swallows and pushes the door open] Hello? [She steps inside.[A car approaches the house] [The shot pulls through the mirror to a car stopping in the driveway. The door opens and Amy comes out] Amy : Mort? [She looks around and closes the car door] [She walks. [He puts his hand on the back of her head and takes out her ponytail] [She moves away from him. puts her bag down. the slinky. stepping on the magazine] [She looks around the top floor] [Walks over to the table. Amy : Why are you talking this way. [He pulls out a pair of scissors from behind his back] You won't be scared long. The house has been totaled] [She looks around. she opens it up] Amy : Mort? Are you there? I saw your car outside. Mort's dead. pulling out a chunk of it] Ahhh! [She hits him in the face] [He falls down. She sees the dent in the wall] [She looks to the coffee table and sees a bottle of Jack Daniels and a pack of Pall Mall's] [She goes over and nudges the bottle] That explains a lot. Misses. the manuscript. Wasn't ever anybody else's. to me. and puts the hat back on. Amy : [Backs away a bit] [She breathes out] M-Mort.
But right is right.. [He hovers over her] Amy : [Grabs his pant leg] But you are. helping himself to another ear of corn from the steaming bowl. leaving a trail of blood on the floor] [Mort kicks her out of the house] Ahh! [She lands on her head on a rock] Agh! Huugh. but can't] [Mort shovels Ted] Nooooooooo! Mort : Uh! Uh! [He repeatedly shovels Ted] Amy : Nuuhhhh. [He puts the shovel down] her death will be a mystery. Rainey. Missus. has got to be done. [Ted pulls open the door] [*Bang* Mort smashes him in the face with the shovel.. Teeeeeeddddd! Nooohoho.. . Amy : .. You are Mort. [Amy sobs] [Mort looks over at her and smiles] [Amy tries to lift herself. Mort : [Smiles.. Greta Bowie. Scene 33 : Setting : Bowie's Store : Characters : Mort Rainey. [She lies back down] Uh. [He walks and sees Juliet] Hi! Juliet : [Walks to the counter uncomfortably and puts her stuff down] [She takes out some money] I'm uh.. He drags her by the back of the jacket] Help! [He drags her through the front door] Mort : I'm about done fussin' with you. [He walks away] Ohhh! [Mort leans on the side of the house with the shovel] Mort. Her face is all bloody and dirty] [He walks over to her] By the way. it was Mr. [He drags her over to the table and grabs the screwdriver] [He plunges it into her right ankle] Amy : Ahhhhhhh! [She turns around and kicks him in the face] [He falls down] [He gets up] [Amy gets up and walks to the door. Juliet Stoker. Ted's body falls to the ground] Teeeddd! Ahhhh! Ughh.. Mort hanging in the window trying to pull her out] [He pulls her through the window.. Rainey all along. the car hits a tree] [She drops on the ground.. Mort : [Comes towards Amy] I know I can do it. [He takes a shovel] [Amy looks up at him and struggles to breathe.. Mort.. all cleaned up] Mort : Hi.. [She looks over at Mort] kinda late. Rainey. Todd Downey said. [He advances] [He looks down at her] I'm sure that in time... Mort : [Comes out of the house] I am so sorry. his lip is cut open and there is blood on his face and in his mouth] I got a place for ya. [A shot of the cabin] Even to me.. uhhh. [She breathes heavily] [Mort hears a noise and looks off to the side and his smile fades] [He turns around] [Then back to Amy] [Her grip slips from his pant leg] uhh.. Amy : You are.go] [She looks up. and fair is fair and something. [The shot pans over Tashmore lake] [Mort enter's Bowie's Store. I want you to know that none of this was my idea... Mort... [She smiles and gives Greta the money] [Greta does the checkout] Mort : [Comes up behind Juliet] [He puts his face next to hers] Hi.. Mort is walking to the car] [The car is stalling and won't go] [*Smash* he breaks the window with the rock] [He reaches in to get her] [She releases the parking brake and the car backs up. Rainey! Mort : I got it all picked out. Mort. Ted : Amy!? [Amy tries to lift her head] Amy!? [He comes through the door] [Amy coughs] Amy!? Amy : [Whispers] Ted.
Dave Newsome. No problem. the ending. then he places his stuff on the counter : Salt. Listen. come on up. Working lunch. [She grabs her stuff and leaves] [Mort watches her go.. [Dave looks at him] [Mort flexes his jaw and puts some headphones on] [The shot moves into the secret window] Mort's Voice : I know I can do it. Butter. Mort : [Points to his mouth] Braces. [Dave nods and turns away] You know. [Juliet nods] Hey. [Mort picks up corn holders] In the meantime.. you know. then into the earth] [Mort takes a bite of corn] http://geocities.. You can do your shopping in New London.. [The shot moves lower. yeah.is very good. He stands in the doorway] Dave : Mr... And this one. I was kinda wondering if. I'm sure that in time. helping himself to another ear of corn from the steaming bowl.. Mort : Oh. Napkins] Scene 34 : Setting : The Cabin : Characters : Mort Rainey. [Mort looks away] And you're going away. Even to me.. [Dave pulls his car into Mort's driveway] [He gets out and goes to Mort's front door] [The door is open. Rainey? [He looks around] Your front door is open. Dave : Maybe we don't have enough to put you away right now..com/baladev_abad baladev_abad@yahoo. um.. Mort : Getting a few things straightened out. I'm on a roll [Smiles] Dave : [Nods] Yeah. I didn't hear you. [Mort rubs an ear of corn in some butter] Did you hear what I said? Mort : [Turns back and sighs] Sure. we'll tie you to them.. hi Dave. [Dave turns back] the only thing that matters.. It's the most important part of the story. [Mort brushes the holders together] Makes people uncomfortable. is the ending. [Dave walks up the stairs] Glad you're here. Juliet : Yeah.. both you and I know what you did. This one's perfect. we'll find those bodies. Todd Downey said. every bit of her will be gone. I'm coming in. [He points to his story] [He looks at Dave] . [The shot goes down the corn stocks] and her death will be a mystery..Juliet : [She turns around nervously] Hi.com . [He steps inside] [He looks to the side and sees a weight lifting thing] [He walks over to the kitchen and sees piles of corn on the counter and corn boiling on the stove] [He turns away] Mr. I'd appreciate it if you didn't come into town anymore. I could use the break. but eventually. sometime you might possibly be interested in-Juliet : I don't need a bag. Rainey? Mort Rainey!? Mort : [Pops his head over the railing] Oh..
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
We've moved you to where you read on your other device.
Get the full title to continue reading from where you left off, or restart the preview.