The American script
The American (2010)
Synopsis: When an assignment in Sweden ends badly, master assassin Jack (George Clooney) retreats to the Italian countryside with the intention of remaining anonymous. In an uncharacteristic move, he becomes friends with a local priest and pursues a torrid romance with a beautiful woman (Violante Placido). But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be making a fatal mistake.

"The American" June 21st, 2010 page 4. page 4.

INGRID:

Jack?

He stands up slowly and walks inland towards the corpse that

is just visible now in the shadows beneath the trees.

INGRID follows, frightened.

The MAN is slouched forwards in a drift of snow, his body

cushioned in white softness.

JACK kicks the sole of his boot.

JACK grabs his collar and turns him over. He doesn’t

recognise him.

Checks his neck for a pulse.

There isn’t one.

JACK fumbles at his buttons and rummages in his clothing.

Finds cash and a disposable cigarette lighter but no

identification.

INGRID:

What’s happening Jack?

JACK:

Ingrid, go back to the house and

wait.

INGRID:

Who are you?

INGRID sets off, stumbling up the track they have made

through the snow.

JACK shoots her just once, in the nape of her neck.

She twitches in the snow, her blood staining the white fur of

her coat collar.

From a distance, INGRID looks like a shot Snow-hare.

JACK approaches her.

And steps over her, trying not to look down.

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Trying not to look back.

5 EXT. FOREST - MORNING 5

There is a MAN in the forest; he’s standing about 5 meters

away from a dark Mercedes-Benz sedan.

The second hunter.

He is holding an automatic pistol and he’s on alert.

JACK comes from behind, walks around the car and kicks the

car door closed. The man turns around surprised, and Jack

gives him a bigger surprise, he fells him easily with a

bullet in the head.

He removes the clip from his WALTHER and reloads it. Steps in

to the Mercedes and drives to the House.

6 INT. HOUSE - MORNING

JACK packs a few belongings in a large holdall.

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7 EXT. HOUSE - MORNING

JACK shoots the front right tire of the SAAB.

Then he gets into the MERCEDES.

And drives off down the forest road.

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8 EXT. FERRY - LATE AFTERNOON

We see JACK on the moving ferry, standing next to his car,

looking at the water, his surroundings.

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9 INT. ROMA TERMINI TRAIN STATION- DAY

We’re on JACK

PAVEL (V.O.)

Pronto?

JACK:

It’s Jack. I’m here.

PAVEL (V.O.)

What do you mean, “here”?

JACK:

Rome.

Pause.

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Rowan Joffé

Rowan Marc Joffé is a British screenwriter and director. He is the son of director Roland Joffé and actress Jane Lapotaire, and half-brother of actress Nathalie Lunghi. more…

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