8mm script
8mm (1999)
Synopsis: Private detective Tom Welles (Nicolas Cage) lives a normal life with his wife (Catherine Keener) and young daughter, until he receives a startling new case. A widow named Mrs. Christian (Myra Carter) has found what appears to be a snuff film among her late husband's belongings, and she wants Welles to determine if the movie is real or fake. Welles heads to California, where a video store employee (Joaquin Phoenix) helps him infiltrate the dangerous and depraved world of illegal porn movies.

AMY:

Welcome home.

WELLES:

Do you know how much I missed you?

They kiss, but Amy pulls away, sniffs him.

AMY:

What's this... have you been

smoking... ?

WELLES:

Smoking? I'm not smoking.

AMY:

Your clothing reeks of it.

WELLES:

You know, Amy, I've been sitting

around in bars and everywhere

following this guy... I mean, is

this what I get first thing? Before

you even "hello," you accuse me... ?

AMY:

I'm not accusing you...

WELLES:

Well, I'm not smoking, okay?

AMY:

Okay, I believe you.

WELLES:

We've been all through that. I've

been on my best behavior.

Welles bends to the stroller, picks up his infant daughter,

CINDY, and hoists her in the air, overjoyed.

WELLES:

Hello, pumpkin-head, did you miss

me? I sure missed you...

He kisses the happy child, holding her in one arm.

WELLES:

Let's get my bags and get the hell

out of here.

Welles pulls Amy close and kisses her again, leads the way.

Amy follows, pushing the stroller.

AMY:

How's the detective business?

WELLES:

Business was fine. I'll tell you

what, you couldn't pay me enough to

live down there.

AMY:

You better not be smoking, that's

all I can say.

WELLES:

Honey, I'm not, please...

Amy takes Welles hand, smiling at him.

INT. WELLES' HOUSE, BEDROOM -- NIGHT

Welles and Amy make love in the darkness. Standard,

missionary position sex, little passion. They slow to a

finish, uneventfully, holding each other. Their breathing

quiets. Their daughter CINDY can be HEARD CRYING elsewhere.

Welles kisses his wife again, rolls off of her and sits on

the edge of the bed. Amy covers herself.

AMY:

I love you.

WELLES:

I love you.

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Andrew Kevin Walker

Andrew Kevin Walker (born August 14, 1964) is an American BAFTA-nominated screenwriter. He is known for having written Seven (1995), for which he earned a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as several other films, including 8mm (1999), Sleepy Hollow (1999) and many uncredited script rewrites. more…

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