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.

LETTY:

(to Jenny)

You're in trouble, young lady.

.

(into the phone)

I know, Mom. But it's the only

place I can call from.

(beat)

Can you tell Ruth about dinner?

(beat)

Paul's fine, just fine.

The class bell BUZZES.

LETTY:

Got to go, Mom. The monsters call.

INT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT

Tuxedoed waiters glide through the tony restaurant, where the

patrons dare speak only in hushed tones. Letty sits sipping

wine with her mother, MRS. MARTHA MAYER, immaculate in a

cream suit, young looking for her 50-odd years.

5.

Letty's sister RUTH--early 20s and pretty, with flyaway hair

and an ever-present smile--bounds into the restaurant, oozing

happiness. Letty discretely waves her over.

RUTH:

Sorry I'm late.

Letty pours her a glass of wine.

MRS. MAYER

Letty was just getting ready to

tell me her good news.

RUTH:

(to Letty)

Tell, tell.

MRS. MAYER

(leaning toward Letty)

Letty, dear, is that a cat hair on

your blouse?

Letty removes the nasty hair from her blouse.

LETTY:

So, I got the district to approve

my after-school math program.

Ruth smiles at her, but vacantly.

MRS. MAYER

How wonderful, darling.

(beat)

What does that mean for you?

LETTY:

I'll be running it three days a

week, and...

MRS. MAYER

Will you get time off to do that?

LETTY:

Not now, but maybe later, if they

like the program.

Ruth stares around the restaurant, a shit-eating grin

plastered across her face.

LETTY:

(to Ruth)

What's up with you?

6.

RUTH:

Me? Nothing. Tell me more about

the job.

MRS. MAYER

(to Ruth)

Not a job, a promotion.

LETTY:

No, Mom, it's more of a prestige

thing.

RUTH:

Mmmmmmm.

Letty passes her hand in front of Ruth's eyes.

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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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