Confidence script
Confidence (2003)
Synopsis: In this glossy neo-noir caper, expert grifter Jake Vig (Edward Burns) inadvertently crosses volatile crime boss the King (Dustin Hoffman) and, to make it right, he must agree to con banker Morgan Price (Robert Forster). He assembles his team, including Lily (Rachel Weisz) and Gordo (Paul Giamatti), but things get complicated fast with the arrival of Special Agent Gunther Butan (Andy Garcia), who has been tracking Jake for years. As the con goes down, Jake can't say who's double crossing whom.

The door bursts open. Letty stumbles into the room. She

clutches her briefcase to her chest, trying to cover her

blood-smeared lapel.

LETTY:

Mr. Johansen, hello. I'm so sorry

I'm late. It's very nice to meet

you.

Letty continues to hug the briefcase while awkwardly bending

down to shake hands with Johansen and the others.

PRINCIPAL GAIL:

The Superintendent was just getting

ready to leave.

LETTY:

I do apologize. A student had a

crisis.

MRS. MONTES

A crisis, you say?

LETTY:

A bloody nose...

There is no response. Letty reluctantly lowers the briefcase

and reveals the stain.

LETTY:

A bloody nose of epic proportions.

Johansen smiles.

JOHANSEN:

OK, Miss Mayer. Ten minutes. Wow

us.

EXT. PLAYGROUND - CHASEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - LATER

A bunch of BOYS play kickball in a haze of sawdust. Chandra

sits on a bench, clamping an ice pack to her nose. JENNY, a

limber 8-year-old, hangs upside down from the jungle gym.

Letty talks on her CELL PHONE. She glances around to monitor

her wards, eyes darting like a hawk's toward the kickball

game.

4.

LETTY:

No cherry drops, Jenny.

(into the phone)

Yes, hi. I'm calling for Paul

Lascher.

(beat)

Could you tell him it's Letty?

(beat)

He can't? Um, well, tell him, tell

him that they went for my math

idea. Thanks.

Letty dials again. She sees two boys fighting over the ball

and moves in to break them up.

LETTY:

(to boys)

Not so rough, guys.

(into phone)

Mom? Hi. You'll never guess

what...I've got the best news.

(beat)

No, about work. How about dinner?

Brawl averted, out of the corner of her eye, Letty catches

Jenny make the daring Cherry Drop back flip off the bar. She

blows a series of ANGRY, STACCATO NOTES on her whistle.

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Doug Jung

Doug Jung is an American screenwriter and film producer. He is best known for writing the screenplay for the 2016 film Star Trek Beyond. more…

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