Leaving Las Vegas script
Synopsis: Leaving Las Vegas is a 1995 romantic drama film written and directed by Mike Figgis and based on the semi-autobiographical novel Leaving Las Vegas by John O'Brien. Nicolas Cage stars as a suicidal alcoholic who has ended his personal and professional life to drink himself to death in Las Vegas. While there, he develops a relationship with a hardened prostitute played by Elisabeth Shue, which forms the center of the film. O'Brien committed suicide two weeks after principal photography of the film began.

YURI:

(silky voice)

No... you are right, my

friend. How very observant

you are. I am from Latvia.

WEIRD WOMAN:

Tough place.

YURI:

Yes, I hear this too. But I

am not a tough man. I am a

simple man who is here to

learn from my new American

friends.

The door opens and Sera comes in. Everybody stares at her.

WEIRD WOMAN:

(turned on)

Is this your friend, Yuri?

YURI:

Ah, yes... Sera.

The second businessman takes out a small manila envelope from

his inside pocket.

YURI(cont�d)

Sera is my gift to you, my

friends from New York City.

You may do with her as you

wish in this beautiful room,

which is also my gift for the

night to my friends. You will

find her a very willing girl,

for all of you�just as we

arranged.

Yuri smiles again as the Second Businessman hands him the

envelope. The rest of them just stare at Sera, aroused by the

idea of her.

SECOND BUSINESSMAN

Of course, Yuri. I think

you�ll find this just as we

discussed.

Yuri gets up.

YURI:

So, my friends... I have other

business to attend. Enjoy.

He heads for the door, passing Sera. She holds out his arm as

he passes.

SERA:

(whispering)

Yuri... please! Can I talk to

you for a moment.

Still smiling, he takes Sera�s arm and leads her into the

bedroom.

YURI:

My friends... excuse me for

just one moment.

7 INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT

Mirrors reflect mirrors.

SERA:

I don�t want this. Yuri,

please. I really don�t want

this. You know I don�t like

to do groups.

YURI:

(playful)

I want this, Sera. I need

this!

SERA:

Please, Yuri.

He holds put his arms. Sera goes to him. He hugs her with one

arm. He pulls up her skirt so that her panties are exposed.

YURI:

(seductive)

These are pretty.

Sera watches in the mirror as he pulls her panties to reveal

her buttocks. He strokes her there gently with his other

hand. We see that there are two fine scars there. He speaks

gently, like a father to a daughter.

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Mike Figgis

Michael "Mike" Figgis (born 28 February 1948) is an English film director, screenwriter, and composer.[1] He was nominated for two Academy Awards for his work in Leaving Las Vegas (1995). more…

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