All the King's Men script
Synopsis: All the King's Men is a 2006 film adaptation of the 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren. It was directed by Steven Zaillian, who also produced and scripted. The story is about the life of Willie Stark (played by Sean Penn), a fictional character resembling Louisiana governor Huey Long, in office 1928 through 1932. He was elected as a US Senator and assassinated in 1935. The film co-stars Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson and Jackie Earle Haley. All the King's Men had previously been adapted into a Best Picture-winning film by writer-director Robert Rossen in 1949.

The sheriff collars Willie, then notices Jack on the platform

snapping a picture.

SHERIFF:

(to deputy)

Get that camera! Willie, you're under

arrest.

He takes Willie by the arm and leads him away. The crowd

follows them to the courthouse. Tiny Duffy wipes the sweat

off his neck and goes back into the poolroom.

DISSOLVE TO:

Interior:
Kanoma City Poolroom, Day

Two of Duffy's men, Pillsbury and a local commissioner, are

playing pool as Jack enters.

JACK:

Where can I find Tiny Duffy?

PILLSBURY:

Right over there, mister.

He walks over to Duffy. Some townspeople, who followed him

there, gather around him to listen.

JACK:

Uh, they told me I could get my camera

back here.

DUFFY:

Who told you that?

JACK:

People. Can I?

DUFFY:

You the reporter that's been snoopin'

around town?

JACK:

Are you Tiny Duffy?

DUFFY:

What paper?

JACK:

Chronicle.

DUFFY:

You sure come a long way to stick

your nose into other people's

business.

JACK:

That's true... Only my boss on the

paper can't see it that way.

DUFFY:

It ain't any of his business either.

JACK:

Whose business is it?

PILLSBURY:

Them as is tendin' to it. County

commissioners that the voters of

Kanoma County elected to tend to

their business and not take no buttin'

in from nobody.

JACK:

You a commissioner?

PILLSBURY:

Yeah. Name's Pillsbury. Dolph

Pillsbury.

2ND COMMISSIONER

Me too. I'm a commissioner too.

JACK:

Who isn't a commissioner?

DUFFY:

He's the head man.

JACK:

(to Pillsbury)

Then you're in a position to know

where --

DUFFY:

He's in a position to know nothin'.

And to say nothin'.

JACK:

I thought you said he was head man?

DUFFY:

(smiling)

He uses my head.

PILLSBURY:

(laughing loudly)

Oh, Tiny, you're a card... Ain't he

a card? Yeah, he's a card... Now,

who thought up those city ordinances

about arresting someone for making a

speech?

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Steven Zaillian

Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian (born January 30, 1953) is an American screenwriter, director, film editor, producer, and founder of Film Rites, a film production company. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for his screenplay Schindler's List (1993) and he has been nominated for Awakenings , Gangs of New York and Moneyball. He was also presented with the Distinguished Screenwriter Award at the 2009 Austin Film Festival and the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement from the Writers Guild of America in 2011. more…

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