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