Raging Bull script
Raging Bull (1980)
Synopsis: Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical black-and-white sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and adapted by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin from Jake LaMotta's memoir Raging Bull: My Story. It stars Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta, an Italian American middleweight boxer whose self-destructive and obsessive rage, sexual jealousy, and animalistic appetite destroyed his relationship with his wife and family. Also featured in the film are Joe Pesci as Joey, LaMotta's well-intentioned brother and manager who tries to help Jake battle his inner demons, and Cathy Moriarty as his wife. The film features supporting roles from Nicholas Colasanto, Theresa Saldana and Frank Vincent.

A COP goes over and starts to break up the fight.

JOEY:

(to cop)

Hey, leave the kids alone.

SALVY:

Get lost.

(joking, he knows the Cop)

Hey kids, "A cop is a rat."

Remember that, "A rat."

The KIDS yell.

JOEY:

(to Cop)

Hey Jimmy, here's a dollar for your

trouble. There's some bums around

the corner -- they need your help.

COP:

Keep the dollar, Joey. Get yourself

a new suit.

JOEY:

(laughs)

Here's my new suit.

(grabs his crotch)

Right here.

COP:

Hey, don't get wise!

JOEY:

Just kidding, take it easy.

(to himself)

No fuckin' sense of humor.

SALVY and JOEY continue to walk a little faster,

giggling.

INT. JAKE AND IRMA'S KITCHEN - DAY

JAKE, bandaged from the REEVES fight the night

before, sits at the kitchen table (he's had a few

glasses of wine) while his wife, IRMA, 19, cooks at

the stove.

JAKE gets up and pokes at the frying steak with a

fork.

JAKE:

This looks done.

IRMA:

It's not done.

JAKE:

It looks done. I'll take it the way

it is.

IRMA:

Here's your steak. You can't wait

for it to be done. Here.

She slams the steak onto his plate, and reaches

back to the stove.

IRMA (CONT'D)

Here's your carrots. You're in such

a hurry. You can't wait.

JAKE:

No, I can't wait. You know when I

wait? When it's important to wait.

It's not important to wait for no

steak. It's important to wait for

Reeves to leave the ring. It ain't

important to wait for no steak! I

won that fight. So, I stayed in the

ring, and that way I made sure

everybody knew it. I shoulda

knocked him out earlier,

sonofabitch.

He starts to eat the steak. He takes a drink of

wine.

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Paul Schrader

Paul Joseph Schrader is an American screenwriter, film director, and film critic. Schrader wrote or co-wrote screenplays for four Martin Scorsese films: Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ and Bringing Out the Dead. more…

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