Creed script
Creed (2015)
Synopsis: Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) never knew his famous father, boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died before Adonis was born. However, boxing is in his blood, so he seeks out Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and asks the retired champ to be his trainer. Rocky sees much of Apollo in Adonis, and agrees to mentor him, even as he battles an opponent deadlier than any in the ring. With Rocky's help, Adonis soon gets a title shot, but whether he has the true heart of a fighter remains to be seen.

1 INT. FIGHT CLUB/ BAR- TIJUANA MEXICO- DAY 1

We open on a mural of Jesus Christ, painted on the wall of

the bar. We pan down to reveal dank surroundings where

disinterested patrons are watching a brutal flyweight match

between TWO HISPANIC FIGHTERS.

2 INT. DRESSING ROOM- FIGHT CLUB/ BAR- TIJUANA MEXICO 2

More of a water stained box where ADONIS JOHNSON (20’S,

Black) leans from one side to another, attempting to stay

loose. FLORES (30’s) a battle scarred Mexican fighter, stands

across from Adonis, thick and menacing, with a neutral

expression. Adonis glances at his opponent, who stares back

emptily. The door opens off screen.

REFFEREE (O.S.)

Vamanos!

The two fighters stand up.

3 INT. RING- FIGHT CLUB/ BAR- TIJUANA MEXICO 3

Adonis, prances around the ring, avoiding Florez who is

struggling to make contact, and growing tired. Florez corners

Adonis up against the ropes, and after missing a few jabs,

WHAM he ducks into Adonis and lands a pretty deliberate head

but above his left eye, opening a deep gash. As Adonis tries

to recover:
WHAM WHAM, he lands two bone crunching hooks to

the gut.

Adonis takes an airless breath and stumbles back to the

middle of the ring, wiping blood from the gash as the bell

sounds.

Adonis heads to the corner, where a WAITRESS (40s) puts a

stool down. He sits and she squirts water into his mouth.

The bell for Round 3 sounds. He starts towards Flores, with

more bounce in his stance. Flores takes a swing at his head,

and Adonis evades. Flores swings again, and again, even

harder, and Adonis ducks both and then crushes a left

uppercut into Flores' chin, followed by a flurry of

alternating punches that send Flores crashing to the mattunconscious.

The ref flies in waving, and Adonis spits his mouthpiece out

and heads to the corner.

REF:

(in Spanish)

6-7-8-9-10

Adonis looks on and starts biting at his glove to take it

off. The ref walks over and pulls $500 out of his pocket,

hands it to Adonis right there.

4 EXT. US MEXICO BORDER- DAY 4

Several cars line up at the inspection booths. Adonis, drives

in a primer colored 1967 Mustang, holding a T- shirt to his

eye. He hands his passport to the BORDER PATROL AGENT, who

looks at him, shakes his head, and signals him through.

5 INT. ER WAITING ROOM- LOS ANGELES COUNTY HOSPITAL- EVENING 5

Adonis sits in a crowded ER waiting room.

NURSE (O.S.)

Donnie Johnson?

6 EXT. BALDWIN HILLS STREET- NIGHT 6

Adonis’ Mustang pulls into a hillside driveway. He punches a

code into a keypad, and a large iron gate opens. As he drives

up the cobblestone driveway we pull back to reveal a

breathtaking mansion, we notice the fresh bandage over his

eye.

7 INT. CREED MANSION- KITCHEN- CONTINUOUS 7

A hand wearing a massive wedding ring scoops beef stew into a

bowl. We pull up to reveal MARY-ANNE CREED (70s), dressed

modestly, but a regalness about her.

She slides the bowl in front of Adonis, who sits at the

kitchen island, and pours herself a glass of vodka. She puts

her hand to his cut.

MARY ANNE:

Do you have to come here after your

fights? It’s like you want to rub

my nose in it.

ADONIS:

It’s tradition.

(beat)

Don’t you want to know if I won?

MARY ANNE:

It doesn’t matter. Even when you

win, you’re losing.

(beat)

2.

(MORE)

You given any more thought to going

back to school?

Adonis doesn’t say anything.

MARY ANNE (CONT’D)

What about the internship?

ADONIS:

Maybe... if it works with whatever

schedule Duke puts me on.

MARY ANNE:

Have you even talked to him?

ADONIS:

Tomorrow... what you got on TV?

MARY ANNE:

Watching our boy.

8 INT. CREED MANSION- LIVING ROOM- HOURS LATER 8

ON SCREEN- Walter White, in a desert standoff with members of

a rival cartel, when... it cuts to credits.

Mary Anne and Adonis sit next to each other on the couch.

Adonis’ shoes off, his white socks dangling like a toddler.

ADONIS:

You got another one in you?

MARY ANNE:

Naw, grandma’s gotta head off to

bed... you gonna stay the night?

ADONIS:

Naw, I’m gonna get to the house...

Beat.

MARY ANNE:

How’s your mom?

ADONIS:

She cool, I guess.

MARY ANNE:

Good... that’s good.

Adonis stands up, and gives her a big hug.

3.

MARY ANNE (CONT'D)

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Ryan Coogler

Ryan Kyle Coogler is an American film director and screenwriter. His first feature film, Fruitvale Station, won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. more…

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