Natural Born Killers script
Synopsis: Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis are two young, attractive serial killers who become tabloid-TV darlings, thanks to a sensationalistic press led by Robert Downey Jr. The press reports the pair as they go on a 52 people killing spree. A controversial look at the way the media portrays criminals.

FADE IN:

INT. COFFEE SHOP -DAY

A coffee shop somewhere in New Mexico. MICKEY KNOX, his

back turned TO us, is sitting at the counter finishing a

meal. We hear the PING... BANG... of a PINBALL MACHINE

being played O.S.

MABEL, a waitress, comes over and fills Mickey's coffee

cup.

MICKEY:

What kind of pies do you have?

MABEL:

Apple, pecan, cherry, and key lime.

MICKEY:

Which do you recommend?

MABEL:

Well, the key lime is great, but

it's an acquired taste.

MICKEY:

I haven't had key lime pie in ten

years.

MABEL:

When ya had it, did ya like it?

MICKEY:

No, but that don't mean much. I

was a completely different person

ten years ago. Let's give key

lime a day in court. And a large

glass of milk.

Mabel turns to her right.

MABEL:

(to someone O.S.)

Should I make that two pieces?

CAMERA PULLS BACK and we see for the first time MALLORY

KNOX, Mickey's wife, sitting on a counter stool next to

him. Her back is TO the CAMERA as well.

MALLORY:

Nada, Rosey.

MABEL:

(annoyed)

My name's not Rosey.

(points at nametag)

It's Mabel.

(CONTINUED)

2.

CONTINUED:

Mabel EXITS FRAME.

MALLORY:

Whatever.

Mallory hops from the stool, walks over and grabs the jar

next to the cash register, then dumping out the coins on

the counter, she selects a quarter.

MABEL:

Hey, what the hell do you think

you're doin'?

Mallory saunters past the cowboy playing pinball. As his

eyes follow Mallory, he loses his ball.

She walks to the JUKEBOX in the back, inserts the

quarter, selects a song, punches the buttons, a needle

lands on a record, and a good God almighty rockabilly

TUNE cuts through the coffee shop.

Mabel brings Mickey his pie and milk.

MABEL:

(to Mickey)

She ought not be doing that.

That's for Jerry's kids, not

rock 'n' roll.

CAMERA MOVES AROUND TO a CLOSEUP of Mickey. This is the

first time we see him. As he takes a bite of green pie:

MICKEY:

I can't take her anywhere.

Mallory starts doing a slow, seductive fandango around

the coffee shop. She's really cooking and smoking.

Pinball cowboy and Mabel are starting to wonder just who

the hell these people are.

Mickey isn't paying much attention. He's too busy

enjoying his pie and milk.

EXT. COFFEE SHOP -DAY

A dirty pickup truck, sporting a confederate flag decal,

pulls up to the coffee shop. SONNY, OTIS, and EARL,

three tough-looking rednecks, pile out. Steam rises from

beneath the pickup's hood.

EARL:

Goddamn this sumbitch is runnin'

hot. Y'all go inside. I'm gonna

check 'er out.

3.

INT. COFFEE SHOP -DAY

The LOUDNESS of the rockabilly SONG slaps Sonny and Otis

in their faces as they walk inside the door. The sexy

sight of Mallory doing the ubang stomp stops them in

their tracks.

SONNY:

Good God almighty, what the hell

is that?

OTIS:

That's a bitch outta hell, son.

Otis and Sonny exchange looks.

SONNY:

Take a run at 'er, kiddo.

Otis heads toward Mallory. Sonny moves over to the

counter next to Mickey.

SONNY:

Miller, Mabel.

MABEL:

Comin' up.

Otis stands in front of Mallory, trying to copy what

she's doing. Her eyes are closed at the moment, so she

doesn't see him.

Mabel sets the Miller down in front of Sonny.

takes a swig, enjoying the floor show.

Sonny

SONNY:

(to Mickey)

That's some sweet piece of meat,

ain't it?

Mickey turns from his pie and looks at Sonny.

expression betrays nothing.

His

MICKEY:

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Richard Rutkowski

Richard Rutkowski was born on July 15, 1966 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. more…

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