The Crying Game script
Synopsis: Irish Republican Army member Fergus (Stephen Rea) forms an unexpected bond with Jody (Forest Whitaker), a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude (Miranda Richardson) and Maguire (Adrian Dunbar). Jody makes Fergus promise he'll visit his girlfriend, Dil (Jaye Davidson), in London, and when Fergus flees to the city, he seeks her out. Hounded by his former IRA colleagues, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the enigmatic, and surprising, Dil.

Jody sits as still as a grave, saying nothing.

DISSOLVE.

Late at night -- it is dark. The men are sleeping. Fergus is

sitting by a chair, gun in his hand, watching the prisoner.

Jude comes in, with a flashlight.

5.

FERGUS:

Hey -- what's he like?

JUDE:

Horny bastard.

FERGUS:

Did you give him it?

JUDE:

There are certain things I wouldn't do

for my country.

FERGUS:

Have a look at him.

JUDE:

Can't.

FERGUS:

Poke him or something. See if he's still

alive.

JUDE:

He's all right.

FERGUS:

Hasn't moved for twelve hours. Go on.

Have a heart.

She moves over to him. She prods him in the legs with her

foot. He doesn't move. Then she lifts the hood ever so

slightly, to peer inside. Suddenly the man moves like

lightning, jerking his head down so the hood comes off,

throwing his body, tied to the chair, over Jude.

JODY:

You fucking bitch -- you fucking whore --

He pins her to the ground, his body bent with the chair. He

writhes on top of her in a grotesque parody of love. She is

screaming and the room is alive, each man awake, grabbing

guns, screaming.

MAGUIRE:

Turn the fucking thing off --

EXT. FARMHOUSE - NIGHT.

Fergus follows Jude out a back door, holding her by the arm.

FERGUS:

You all right?

6.

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Neil Jordan

Neil Patrick Jordan is an Irish film director, screenwriter and novelist. He won an Academy Award for The Crying Game. He also won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival for The Butcher Boy. more…

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