STAY script
STAY (2005)
Synopsis: Stay is a 2005 American psychological thriller film directed by Marc Forster and written by David Benioff. It stars Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Ryan Gosling and Bob Hoskins, with production by Regency and distribution by 20th Century Fox. The film represents intense relationships centering on reality, death, love and the afterlife.

HENRY:

No. I'm not a pyromaniac or

anything. It's not like I burned

flies when I was a kid.

(beat)

Maybe a couple times I did. Is that

bad?

SAM:

For the flies it is.

HENRY:

I remember them trying to crawl

when they were on fire.

Henry is silent for a moment. He coils the string so tightly

around his finger that the tip of his finger turns bright

red.

HENRY (CONT'D)

Maybe Hell is the place where all

the bad things you've done come

back to get you.

Another pause. Sam points at Henry's finger.

SAM:

You're cutting off the circulation.

HENRY:

I never meant to hurt anyone.

SAM:

You were a kid. Kids are cruel.

HENRY:

I'm not talking about the flies.

6.

SAM:

What are you talking about?

Abruptly, Henry stands, knocking over his chair in the

process. He bends down to pick it up.

HENRY:

Sorry. I better go.

SAM:

Are you sure? I feel like we're

just getting started.

HENRY:

No, no, I better-

Henry looks out the window.

HENRY (CONT'D)

We'll have hail this afternoon.

Sam watches him leave and then stares out the window. The sky

is bright blue.

EXT. RIVERSIDE PARK -- AFTERNOON

The sky is still blue on this beautiful autumn afternoon. Sam

and Lila, on rollerblades, slowly roll down the promenade

overlooking the Hudson River. Lila holds Sam's hand,

steadying him.

Lila is obviously skilled; Sam is obviously a beginner. He

wears a helmet, kneepads, and elbow pads over his long-sleeve

tee-shirt.

.

LILA:

Don't lean forward too much.

SAM:

Okay.

LILA:

Try to relax. You're too tense. Try

to get the rhythm. You want it to

feel natural.

SAM:

I have wheels strapped to my feet.

There's nothing natural about it.

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David Benioff

David Benioff (born David Friedman; September 25, 1970) is an American novelist, screenwriter and television producer. He is the co-creator and showrunner of the widely acclaimed award-winning HBO series Game of Thrones. more…

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