U Turn script
U Turn (1997)
Synopsis: U Turn is a 1997 modern western neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Oliver Stone, and based on the book Stray Dogs by John Ridley. It stars Sean Penn, Billy Bob Thornton, Jennifer Lopez, Jon Voight, Powers Boothe, Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes and Nick Nolte.

BOBBY:

You Harlin?

DARRELL:

Nope. Darrell.

BOBBY:

Harlin around?

DARRELL:

He's up at the Look Out.

Darrell points a scraggly finger at a plateau in the distance.

BOBBY:

Will he be back soon?

DARRELL:

Doubt it. He's dead. The Look Out's a

cemetery.

BOBBY:

You own this place?

DARRELL:

Yep.

BOBBY:

Then why do you call it Harlin's?

DARRELL:

'Cause Harlin used to own it.

BOBBY:

But he's dead.

DARRELL:

So?

Bobby is confused, but chooses to drop the matter.

BOBBY:

You want to take a look at my car? I think

the radiator hose is--

DARRELL:

Damn. Gonna be another hot one today.

Sometimes I don't even want to get out of

bed. Course don't want to get out for the

cold one's neither. Then of course the

clouds come in...

Darrell mops his brow with a greasy rag. It doesn't so much

wipe the sweat as it does streak his forehead with dirt.

BOBBY:

Look, Harlin, I've got places to be.

DARRELL:

Darrell--

BOBBY:

OK. Darrell... Could you just take a look

at my radiator hose. It's busted.

Darrell is clearly upset at being cut off. He leans into the

car and looks at the engine.

BOBBY:

So?

DARRELL:

It's your radiator hose. It's busted.

BOBBY:

I know it's busted. What did I just tell

you?

DARRELL:

Well, you know so much why don't you just

fix it yourself?

BOBBY:

If I could do you think I'd be standing

here wasting my time. Can you fix it, or

do I have to go somewhere else?

DARRELL:

Somewhere else? Mister, somewhere else is

fifty miles from here. Only other gas

station down in town closed 3 years ago

when the mine got shut...

BOBBY:

Okay, I'm stuck. You happy? Now can you

fix it, or not?

DARRELL:

Yeah, I can fix it.

BOBBY:

Great!

DARRELL:

Gotta run over to the yard and see if I can

find a hose like this one, or close enough.

Gonna take time.

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)Say it

John Ridley

John Ridley IV (born October 1965) is an American screenwriter, film director, novelist, and showrunner, known for 12 Years a Slave, for which he won an Academy Award in 2013 for Best Adapted Screenplay. more…

All John Ridley scripts | John Ridley Books

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Translation

Translate and read this script in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss this U Turn script with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"U Turn" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 19 Nov. 2017. <http://www.scripts.com/script/u_turn_977>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!