My Cousin Vinny script
Synopsis: New York lawyer Vinny has never won a case. When his teenage cousin Bill and his friend Stan are accused of murder in a backwater Alabama town, it's up to the nervous Vinny to save him from jail, even though he's only ever tried personal injury cases before, and none of them successfully.

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BILL:

161

STAN:

TEN.

Bill can't believe it. He glances in the mirror.

7 CONTINUED:

REAR-VIEW MIRROR - There's a cop behind them.

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BILL:

There's a cop behind us.

STAN:

A cop?

BILL:

There's nothing to worry about.

STAN There might be.

BILL:

There's nothing to worry about until there's something to worry about.

STAN (beat)

What's he doing now?

BILL:

(glances in rear-view) Nothing.

STAN:

'Nothing' -- he's still following us, isn't he?

BILL:

He's not following us -- he's just behind us.

STAN:

(beat, BEAT, ~) Is he 'still there?

BILL:

(glances up again) Yeah.

STAN:

(deeply distressed) Goddarnmit.

BILL:

Calm down. There's a cop behind us, that's all. Nothing's wrong. There's no problem.

(more)

(CONTINUED)

5.

6.

7 CONTINUED:
(2)

BILL (Cont'd) (glances in rear-view mirror, his heart sinks)

Uh oh.

STAN (terrified)

What?! What 'uh oh'? What? What?

BILL His light's on.

Stan is:
crushed. He slams the dashboard with his fist.

STAN:

Puck! Fuck 1 Goddammi t! Goddammit! What're we going to do?

BILL:

(pulls car over)

It's probably nothing. A taillight or something, don't worry.

STAN:

We don't have money for bail!

BILL:

. (amused by Stan's worrying)

We don't ~ money for bail; nothing's happened.

STAN:

Nothing? You're getting pulled over aren't you? You stole something, didn't you?

(doomed) We're tucked.

(Bill keeps his eye on the mirror)

MIRROR - The Sheriff's car door opens. Stan looks at Bill for comment.

BILL Here he comes.

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The DEPUTY hides behind the door.

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Dale Launer

Dale Launer (born May 19, 1952) is an American comedy screenwriter. His films include Ruthless People, Blind Date, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and My Cousin Vinny. more…

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