Wild at Heart script
Wild at Heart (1990)
Synopsis: Wild at Heart is a 1990 American black comedy crime thriller[citation needed] film written and directed by David Lynch, and based on Barry Gifford's 1989 novel of the same name. Both the book and the film revolve around Sailor Ripley and Lula Pace Fortune, a young couple from Cape Fear, North Carolina, who go on the run from her domineering mother and the gangsters she hires to kill Sailor.

MARIETTA:

Where’s Johnnie? He’s not in his office.

BARTENDER:

Haven’t seen ’im yet today, Marietta.

MARIETTA:

(slightly hysterical)

Well I gotta find him - right this

minute!

CUT TO:

19. EXT. PEE DEE COUNTY WORK FARM - DAY

Sailor is waiting out front as Lula pulls up in her T-Bird - throwing

out a cloud of dust. They’re both smiling.

LULA:

Hey baby...

SAILOR:

Peanut...

They kiss tenderly and then Sailor walks around the car to get in while

Lula opens up a suitcase and gets out his snakeskin jacket.

SAILOR:

Hey, my snakeskin jacket... Thanks,

baby... Did I ever tell you that

this here jacket for me is a symbol

of my individuality and my belief

in personal freedom?

LULA:

’Bout fifty thousand times. I got

us a room at the Cape Fear, and

guess what?... I hear Powermad’s

at “The Hurricane.”

SAILOR:

(smiling)

Stab it and steer.

Lula tromps it and throws out an even larger cloud of dust.

CUT TO:

20. INT. CAPE FEAR HOTEL - DAY

Sailor and Lula lay on the bed in the Cape Fear Hotel listening to the

fan creak.

LULA:

Did you ever think somethin’ like

about the wicked witch of the east

comin’ flyin’ in?... Did you ever

think somethin’ and then later think

you’ve said it out loud to someone?

SAILOR:

I really did miss your mind while I

was out at Pee Dee, honey. The

rest of you, too, of course. But

the way your head works is God’s own

private mystery. What was it you

was thinkin’?

LULA:

Well, I was thinkin’ about smokin’

actually... My mama smokes Marlboros

now, used to be she smoked Kools?

I stole ’em from her beginnin’ in

about sixth grade. When I got old

enough to buy my own, I bought those.

Now I’ve just about settled on Mores,

as you probably noticed? They’re longer.

SAILOR:

I guess I started smokin’ when I was

about six... My mama was already

dead from lung cancer...

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David Lynch

David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American director, screenwriter, visual artist, musician, actor, and author. Known for his surrealist films, he has developed a unique cinematic style. The surreal and, in many cases, violent elements contained within his films have been known to "disturb, offend or mystify" audiences. more…

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