Analyze That script
Analyze That (2002)
Synopsis: Mob boss Paul Vitti (Robert De Niro) is nearing the end of his term in Sing Sing, and the FBI agents monitoring him are baffled. Day after day they watch as New York's most notorious gangland figure walks around his cell in a semi-catatonic stupor. Is Vitti having a nervous breakdown because of recent threats on his life or is his odd behavior merely a foxy ploy to get him sprung from jail early?

ON his exit we PAN DOWN TO Vitti, unhurt, curled up under his

bunk.

CUT TO:

INT. MEMORIAL CHAPEL - DAY

A deluxe casket flanked by elaborate floral displays and an

easel displaying a portrait of the deceased, Dr. Isaac Sobel.

Mourners fill the pews, standees at the back, an overflow

crowd. BEN SOBEL sits in the front row, staring at the

casket with his wife, LAURA, his son, MICHAEL, now a

teenager, BEN'S MOTHER, and her friend, DR. JOYCE BROTHERS.

At the podium, the RABBI is speaking.

RABBI:

And now I'd like to call on Isaac's

son, Dr. Ben Sobel, who would like to

say a few words.

Ben rises and crosses solemnly to the podium.

BEN:

(addressing audience)

It's very difficult for me to talk

about my father, because in a sense

I'm talking about two men.

BEN (CONT'D)

One, of course, is the public Isaac

Sobel, the eminent psychotherapist and

popular author known to millions of

readers around the world.

Laura, Michael and Ben's Mother listen proudly to the eulogy.

BEN:

The second Isaac Sobel is the private

man -- my father -- Dad. And for

those of you who knew him well and

knew our family -- well, let's face it

-- my father was a psychotic, mind-

fucking prick. An arrogant, abusive,

ego-inflated -

A RINGING CELL PHONE interrupts him.

JUMP CUT TO:

BEN:

5.

still seated in the front row, daydreaming. The RINGING

CONTINUES as all the mourners and even the Rabbi discreetly

check their cell phones.

Then Ben realizes it's his, fumbles for the phone in his

jacket pocket and answers it.

BEN:

(whispers)

Hello?

The mourners mutter.

CUT TO:

INT. PRISON PAY PHONE - SAME TIME

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Kenneth Lonergan

Kenneth Lonergan (born October 16, 1962) is an American playwright, screenwriter, and director. more…

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