Confidence script
Confidence (2003)
Synopsis: In this glossy neo-noir caper, expert grifter Jake Vig (Edward Burns) inadvertently crosses volatile crime boss the King (Dustin Hoffman) and, to make it right, he must agree to con banker Morgan Price (Robert Forster). He assembles his team, including Lily (Rachel Weisz) and Gordo (Paul Giamatti), but things get complicated fast with the arrival of Special Agent Gunther Butan (Andy Garcia), who has been tracking Jake for years. As the con goes down, Jake can't say who's double crossing whom.

FADE IN:
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INT. BEDROOM - APARTMENT - DAY

The sweet silence of slumber. Suddenly, an alarm clock on a

nightstand SHRIEKS the operatic tones of Maria Callas.

A well-manicured hand, nails painted pink, slaps the snooze

button and mutes Maria. A few seconds reprieve.

Then, another clock, stationed on a dresser, broadcasts the

FORTISSIMO POUNDING of the "William Tell Overture." Toes,

also painted pink, swing out of bed and run to the dresser.

LETTY MAYER, late 20s and beautiful, turns off the music.

She opens a dresser drawer and surveys panties that are

arranged by color, from white to beige to black. Behind the

panties are rows of bras, also organized by color. Letty

.

pulls out some taupe undergarments, checks them against her

nails and replaces them in favor of a pink bra and panties.

Letty goes to her closet and removes a tailored, pink linen

suit. She lays it on the bed. Beast, her cat, jumps on the

bed and settles into the jacket. Letty swoops the animal off

her clothes and brushes cat hair from the suit. .

LETTY:

Listen, Beast. What have I told

you about linen?

The scolding is cut short by an "Urge Overkill" song that

SCREAMS OUT from another room. On cue, Letty heads down the

hall, dressing as she goes. She CLUCKS for Beast to follow.

INT. KITCHEN - SAME

Letty turns off the alarm clock that BLASTS "Urge Overkill"

from the counter and checks the time against her watch.

She swings open a cupboard to look at cans of cat food

arranged by type. Seafood on the left, chicken in the

middle, then, naturally, beef. Letty reaches for a can.

.

LETTY:

(looking at Beast)

It's liver saute.

Letty considers the cat a moment, and chooses another can.

LETTY .

Fine, then, chicken in gravy. But

you're going to have to eat the

liver tomorrow.

2.

INT. BATHROOM - SAME

Letty puts the finishing touches on her make-up and pulls

back her hair, plastering an errant curl into place with hair

spray. Yet another alarm clock sounds, this time BLARING the

voice of shock jocks MARK AND BRIAN.

INT. ENTRY HALL - SAME

Letty hurries down the hall and turns off the clock, which is

mounted near the front door. She bends down to kiss the cat

good-bye, grabs a briefcase and leaves.

EXT. HALLWAY - CHASEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - DAY

A school bell BUZZES. Grade-schoolers, clutching lunch

pails, scurry past Letty, who stands outside an office door.

She straightens her jacket, takes a deep breath and starts to

turn the handle.

Letty is stopped cold when CHANDRA, 7, the victim of a bloody

nose, runs up to her, bawling.

CHANDRA:

Miss Mayer. Miss Mayer.

Letty looks quickly at Chandra, her watch, the door.

LETTY:

(to Chandra)

Goodness, this is a bad one. Tip

your head back.

She bends down and pushes back Chandra's head. Chandra, off

balance, places one very bloody hand on Letty's jacket lapel,

staining it for all eternity.

Letty, grimacing, takes the bloody hand firmly in her own and

guides Chandra down the hall, coaxing the child as she goes.

LETTY:

Come on. Pinch it, Chandra. Pinch

it.

INT. PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE - CHASEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - LATER

PRINCIPAL GAIL LAUER, 40s, sits in uncomfortable silence with

BILL JOHANSEN, the 50-something school Superintendent. Also

present are MRS. MONTES, who is a School Board Member, and

two other BOARD MEMBERS.

.

Principal Gail glances at the clock. Mrs. Montes taps her

foot. Johansen clears his throat.

3.

JOHANSEN:

Well, I have a full calendar today,

and I'm afraid...

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Doug Jung

Doug Jung is an American screenwriter and film producer. He is best known for writing the screenplay for the 2016 film Star Trek Beyond. more…

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