Handouts - VISITOR Script Pages

For Class #1 and 2

 Instructor: Norman Hollyn T.A.: Robert Abilez
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Note that the following script has been slightly adapted to make it easier to present on the Web. Normally, the dialogue lines are not centered, but indented about one-quarter of the way across the page.


THE VISITOR

INT SHERIFF'S OFFICE

The local sheriff, CHARLIE, is sitting at his desk reading the newspaper.

The door opens and a shadow spills across the wall. ETHAN CORD enters. He glances at Charlie as he makes his way over to the window. He stops and looks out.

ETHAN
Noticed you had a visitor.

He turns and makes his way back to where Charlie is sitting. Charlie is obviously scared, and stutters when answering.

CHARLIE
Visitor?

ETHAN
Don't get yourself worked up
Charlie. I know who Matthew
Grady is. I need to know why
he's here.

CHARLIE
Ethan, he's just over here giving
me a little courtesy call and while
he was here, he just happened to
mention the fact that he's a Texas
Ranger.

ETHAN
I'm in a hurry Charlie.

Charlie starts to sweat.

CHARLIE
All I know is, he's down here on
official business, s'all I know.

ETHAN
He's here for me.
(beat)
To take me back to Texas.

CHARLIE
Ethan, I can't talk about that.

ETHAN
Then don't.

Ethan's presence and threatening stare have shaken up Charlie. He starts giving up the information.

CHARLIE
Ethan, all I know is he's down
here to take you back to Te- Texas
to stand trial.. and he told
me he'd try to take you back
alive, that's the truth.

ETHAN
He ask you for your help?

CHARLIE
uh uh.. told me he wanted me to
stay out of it.

ETHAN
That's smart advice, Charlie.

Ethan turns to leave and closes the door behind him.

FADE OUT:




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