Lone Star script
Lone Star (1966)
Synopsis: Lone Star is a 1996 American mystery film written and directed by John Sayles and set in a small town in Texas. The ensemble cast features Chris Cooper, Kris Kristofferson, Matthew McConaughey and Elizabeth Peña and deals with a sheriff's investigation into the murder of one of his predecessors.

MIKEY:

The scene of the crime.

SAM:

No telling yet if there's been a

crime.

Sam frowns down at the piece of metal as he rubs the face of

it.

CU METAL:

Sam's thumb wipes across the face of the encrusted metal.

It is roughly star-shaped.

SAM (O.S.)

But this country's seen a good

number of disagreements over the

years.

INT. HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM -- DAY -- TEXAS MAP

We look at a beautiful old pull-down map of Texas.

PILAR (O.S.)

We do the best we can here--

A teacher in her late 30s, PILAR CRUZ, steps in front of the

map and we FOLLOW her across the room, carrying a poster

PILAR:

--but hey, public education these

days is a bit of a battleground.

Posters bung on the walls beyond her show luminaries from

Texas history--Sam Houston, Stephen Austin, Juan Seguin. A

new parent, CELIE PAYNE, stands in the middle of the otherwise

empty classroom.

CELIE:

He went to school on base when we

were in Okinawa. it's all--you

know--kids in the same boat--Army

brats.

PILAR:

His record shows that he's a good

student.

CELIE:

I'm more worried about the social

thing. Are there like--gangs,

or...?

PILAR starts to put the poster up. CELIE moves to hold it

in place for her.

PILAR:

We haven't had any serious

violence, if that's what you mean.

We've got a pretty lively mix

though--you walk into the cafeteria

and the Anglo kids are in one

section, the Mexican kids in

another and the Black kids have a

table in the back--thanks--

CELIE:

So Blacks are--

PILAR:

They're the smallest group except

for a couple Kickapoo kids. Look,

you're obviously a concerned

parent. Chet has no history of

getting into trouble--I'm happy

to have him in my class.

She steps back to see if the poster, an old pboto of Geronimo,

looks straight. Another teacher, MOLLY sticks her head in

the door---

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John Sayles

John Thomas Sayles (born September 28, 1950) is an American independent film director, screenwriter, editor, actor and novelist. He has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Passion Fish (1992) and Lone Star (1996). His film Men with Guns (1997) has been nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. His directorial debut, Return of the Secaucus 7 (1980), has been added to the National Film Registry. more…

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