Three Kings script
Three Kings (1999)
Synopsis: Just after the end of the Gulf War, four American soldiers decide to steal a cache of Saddam Hussein's hidden gold. Led by cynical Sergeant Major Archie Gates (George Clooney), three of the men are rescued by rebels, but Sergeant Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg) is captured and tortured by Iraqi intelligence. The Iraqi rebels beg for the American trio to help fight against the impending arrival of Hussein's Elite Guard. The men agree to fight in return for help rescuing Troy.

VIG:

Dag.

Troy turns, upset, murmurs "I Get Around" by the Beach Boys.

TROY:

"Gettin' bugged drivin' up and

down the same old strip, gotta

find a new place where the kids

are hip, I get around --"

SOLDIER #1

I didn't think I'd see anyone get

shot over here.

VIG:

It looked like the guy's head blew

three feet into the air --

FANTASY SEQUENCE IN SLOW MOTION

The Iraqi's head pops three feet into the air.

BACK TO THE SCENE

SOLDIER #1

Bullshit, that's not what happened.

VIG:

I said it looked like that

happened, but then we got here and

he was still breathing.

SOLDIER #2

Oh, my God, it's just like

'Predator,' where the guy, the

black guy --

SOLDIER #3

Carl Weathers. His arm gets shot

off.

VIG:

And when it hits the ground, his

hand keeps on firing.

SCENE FROM 'PREDATOR'

Carl Weathers arm is shot off and keeps firing.

BACK TO THE SCENE.

SOLDIER #5

Take my picture.

VIG:

Do you still want to sell pictures?

TROY:

(distracted monotone)

For twenty.

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David O. Russell

David Owen Russell (born August 20, 1958) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. His early directing career includes the comedy films Spanking the Monkey (1994), Flirting with Disaster (1996), Three Kings (1999) and I ♥ Huckabees (2004). more…

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