No Country for Old Men script
Synopsis: While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) finds the grisly aftermath of a drug deal. Though he knows better, he cannot resist the cash left behind and takes it with him. The hunter becomes the hunted when a merciless killer named Chigurh (Javier Bardem) picks up his trail. Also looking for Moss is Sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones), an aging lawman who reflects on a changing world and a dark secret of his own, as he tries to find and protect Moss.

DEPUTY:

Yessir, just walked in the door.

Sheriff he had some sort of a thing

on him like one of them oxygen tanks

for emphysema or somethin'. And a

hose from it run down his sleeve...

Behind him we see the prisoner seat himself on the floor

without making a sound and scoot his manacled hands out under

his legs. Hands in front of him now, he stands.

DEPUTY:

...Well you got me, sir. You can see

it when you get in...

The prisoner approaches. As he nears the deputy's back he

grows sharper but begins to crop out of the top of the frame.

DEPUTY:

...Yessir I got it covered.

As the deputy reaches forward to hang up, the prisoner is

raising his hands out of frame just behind him. The manacled

hands drop back into frame in front of the deputy's throat

and jerk back and up.

Wider:
the prisoner's momentum brings both men crashing

backward to the floor, face-up, deputy on top.

The deputy reaches up to try to get his hands under the

strangling chain.

The prisoner brings pressure. His wrists whiten around the

manacles.

The deputy's legs writhe and stamp. He moves in a clumsy

circle, crabbing around the pivot-point of the other man's

back arched against the floor.

The deputy's flailing legs kick over a wastebasket, send

spinning the castored chair, slam at the desk.

Blood creeps around the friction points where the cuffs bite

the prisoner's wrists. Blood is being spit by the deputy.

The prisoner feels with his thumb at the deputy's neck and

averts his own face. A yank of the chain ruptures the carotid

artery. It jets blood.

The blood hits the office wall, drumming hollowly.

INT. SHERIFF LAMAR'S BATHROOM - DAY

The prisoner walks in, runs the water, and puts his wrists,

now freed, under it.

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