Badlands script
Badlands (1973)
Synopsis: Inspired by real-life killers Charles Starkweather and Caril-Ann Fugate, this tale of crime and love begins in a dead-end town. Teenage girl Holly (Sissy Spacek) angers her father (Warren Oates) when she begins dating an older and rebellious boy (Martin Sheen). After a conflict between Holly and her father erupts in murder, the young lovers are forced to flee. In the ensuing crime spree, they journey through the Midwest to the Badlands of Montana, eluding authorities along the way.

EXT. FRONT LAWN

KIT:

Hi, I'm Kit. I'm not keeping you

from anything important, am I?

HOLLY:

No.

KIT:

Well, I was just messing around over

there, thought I'd come over and say

hello to you.

(smiling)

I'll try anything once.

(pause)

What's your name? I said mine.

HOLLY:

Holly.

KIT:

Listen, Holly, you want to take a

walk with me?

HOLLY:

What for?

KIT:

Well. I got some stuff to say. Guess

I'm kind of lucky that way. Most

people don't have anything on their

minds, do they?

Holly eyes him suspiciously.

EXT. STREET

They walk down the middle of the street. Holly has accepted

his offer.

KIT:

Oh, incidentally, my last name is

Carruthers. Sounds a little too much

like "druthers", doesn't it?

HOLLY:

It's okay.

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Terrence Malick

Terrence Frederick Malick is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. He began his career as part of the New Hollywood film-making wave with the critically acclaimed films Badlands and Days of Heaven, before a lengthy hiatus. more…

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