Miller's Crossing script
Synopsis: When the Italian Mafia threatens to kill a crooked bookie (John Turturro), Irish mob boss Leo O'Bannon (Albert Finney) refuses to allow it, chiefly because he's dating the bookie's sister, crafty gun moll Verna Bernbaum (Marcia Gay Harden). Leo's right-hand man, Tom Reagan (Gabriel Byrne), is also seeing Verna on the sly, and when he's found out is obliged to switch sides, going to work for the Italian mob amidst a dramatically escalating gang war over liquor distribution.

Leo leans back in his chair.

The man behind Leo raises the whiskey glass to his lips.

He is trimmer and younger than Leo, perhaps in his thir-

ties, dark-complected, with a pencil mustache and a gaunt

intensity that is not entirely healthy-looking. This is

Tom.

As he drinks, he studies Caspar and Bluepoint.

Leo

You sure it's Bernie, selling you out?

For the first time the man behind Caspar speaks:

Bluepoint

It ain't elves.

Leo

Nobody else knows about the fix?

Caspar

No one that ain't got ethics.

Leo

What about the fighters you pay to tank out?

Bluepoint

We only pick fighters we can put the fear of God

in.

Leo

Any other bookies know? You play anyone else's

book?

Caspar

I lay an occasional bet with Mink Larouie.

Bluepoint

But it ain't Mink, I'll vouch for that.

Leo

How do you know?

Caspar shakes his head.

Caspar

It ain't Mink. Mink is Bluepoint's boy.

Leo

Mm. And of course, Bluepoint always knows about

the fix.

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