The Ladykillers script
Synopsis: The Ladykillers is a 2004 American black comedy thriller film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The Coens' screenplay was based on the 1955 British Ealing comedy film of the same name, written by William Rose. The Coens produced the remake (their first), together with Tom Jacobson, Barry Sonnenfeld and Barry Josephson. It stars Tom Hanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, J. K. Simmons, Tzi Ma and Ryan Hurst, and marks the first time that the Coens have worked with Tom Hanks. This was the first film in which Joel and Ethan Coen share both producing and directing credits; previously Joel had always been credited as director and Ethan as producer.

Entering is an elderly black woman in a floral print dress

and fruited bonnet.

MRS. MUNSON

Afternoon, Sheriff. You know the

Funthes boy?

SHERIFF WYNER:

...Mackatee Funthes?

MRS. MUNSON

No no, WeeMack! Mackatee's eldest!

SHERIFF WYNER:

Oh yeah, believe I do.

MRS. MUNSON

Well, he's a good boy but he done

gone down to the Costco in Pascagoula

and got hisself a blastah -- and he

been playin' that music!

Wyner is not sure where this is going:

SHERIFF WYNER:

Uh-huh...

MRS. MUNSON

Loud!

SHERIFF WYNER:

Well--

MRS. MUNSON

"Left my wallet in El Segundo!"

SHERIFF WYNER:

He--

MRS. MUNSON

Songs like that!

SHERIFF WYNER:

Uh-huh...

MRS. MUNSON

Hippity-hop music!

SHERIFF WYNER:

I could--

MRS. MUNSON

You know they call it hippity-hop

music, but it don't make me wanna go

hippity-hop!

SHERIFF WYNER:

No ma'am--

MRS. MUNSON

And Othar don't like that music

neither!

Sheriff Wyner now displays an exaggerated solicitousness:

SHERIFF WYNER:

It's been disturbin' Othar then, has

it?

MRS. MUNSON

How could it help but do! That kind

of music! You know what they call

colored folks in them songs? Have

you got any idea?

SHERIFF WYNER:

I don't think I--

MRS. MUNSON

NIGGAZ! I don't wanna say the word.

I won't say it twice, I'll tell you

that. I say it one time.

SHERIFF WYNER:

Yes ma'am.

MRS. MUNSON

In the course a swearin' out my

complaint.

SHERIFF WYNER:

Yes'm--

MRS. MUNSON

NIGGAZ! Two thousand years after

Jesus! Thirty years after Martin

Luther King! The age of Montel! Sweet

lord a-mercy, izzat where we at?

SHERIFF WYNER:

Mm-mm--

MRS. MUNSON

WeeMack down to Pascagoula buyin' a

big thumpy stereo player?! So he can

listen to that word in the house

next to mine? Sheriff, you gotta

help that boy!

SHERIFF WYNER:

Help him?

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Joel Coen

Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for No Country for Old Men (2007), The Big Lebowski (1998) and Fargo (1996). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child. more…

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