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?

VITTI:

Guess who, you fuck!

INTERCUT WITH:

INT. CHAPEL

Ben turns away from Laura.

BEN:

Paul?

(to Laura)

I have to, uh, take this.

(into phone)

This isn't a good time.

Vitti is disheveled, his hair messed, his shirt buttoned

wrong.

VITTI:

Not a good time? Let me explain

something to you. I'm in fucking Hell

right now. This is not a good time.

BEN:

(sotto voce)

I can't talk right now. My father

died!

VITTI:

So what does that have to do with me?

BEN:

Call me later -

VITTI:

Don't hang up on, Sobel! They're

tryin' to kill me!

6.

Ben hangs up.

CUT BACK TO:

VITTI:

He stands there for a long beat just staring, the DIAL TONE

BUZZING in his ear.

CUT TO:

INT. SING SING - MESS HALL - NEXT DAY

Vitti and another WISEGUY pass through the cafeteria line

with their trays. Vitti now looks catatonic.

WISEGUY #2

Ooh, they got tapioca. I love

tapioca.

(looks at Vitti)

You all right, Paul?

Vitti just stares, wild-eyed, actually drooling a little.

WISEGUY #2

Can I have your tapioca?

A guard, the one who tried to kill him, watches Vitti from

his post. Then he nods to someone across the room.

COYOTE, a heavily-muscled and tattooed gang member, nods in

response.

Vitti walks past the table where Coyote is sitting with other

tough Hispanic gang members.

COYOTE:

(to Vitti)

Hey, Fredo! Or is it Guido?

His friends laugh.

Vitti stops and stares dumbly at them.

COYOTE:

Just keep walkin', Don Corleone.

There is a tense moment, then Vitti bursts out laughing.

COYOTE:

Shut up!

Vitti laughs harder, strangely manic.

COYOTE:

I said, shut up, bitch!

7.

But Vitti can't stop. He drops his tray of slop, splattering

food on the men. Coyote leaps to his feet and pulls a shiv.

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Kenneth Lonergan

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

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