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.

MOLLY:

(Uncomfortable)

Pilar, is uhm--is Amado okay?

PILAR:

Okay? He's not here?

MOLLY:

No. Is he sick?

PILAR:

(Mutters)

He's going to wish he was dead.

EXT. STREET -- DAY -- CU VAQUERO PICTURE

On the door of a deluxe pickup truck is an airbrushed picture

of a Pancho Villa-looking vaquero with bandoliers crossing

his chest and a gun blazing in each hand. We hear LOUD MUSIC --

AMADO (O.S.)

Luis! Give me that Phillips-head

back--

WIDER:

A small group of teenage Chicano BOYS hang around the truck

in the bed, on the hood, leaning against it. A BOOMBOX placed

on top of the cab blasts RANCHA MUSIC out at the neighborhood.

Somebody's legs are hanging out the open passenger-side door.

The kids suddenly look as a Sheriff's Department car slides

into the f.g. A Deputy Sheriff, TRAVIS, gets out

KIDS:

Trying to look tough and unworried as we TRACK across the

street toward them. Travis's hand reaches out from behind

the camera to flick the MUSIC OFF.

INT. PICKUP

Amado CRUZ, Pilar's 15-year-old son, lies on the front seat

installing a compact disc player into the dash slot.

He reaches up to the dash, can't find what he wants

AMADO:

Somebody hand me the CD player--

damelo pendejos--

He looks up and we TILT to see Travis leaning in the window,

examining the new radio

TRAVIS:

They come a long way from those

old 8-track jobs, haven't they?

AMADO:

Something wrong?

TRAVIS:

(Waves radio)

This is stolen property. Alla

you fellas are coming down to the

station.

INT. CAFE SANTA BARBARA -- AFTERNOON -- ENRIQUE

Sweat beads the forehead of a thin, tired-looking recent

immigrant, ENRIQUE, as he delivers platters of chile rellenos

to a booth. MEXICAN MUSIC plays on a jukebox in the b.g.

We HOLD on the booth, where HOLLIS POGUE, in his 60s

entertains two GOOD OLD BOYS--

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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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