Unforgiven script
Unforgiven (1992)
Synopsis: When prostitute Delilah Fitzgerald (Anna Thomson) is disfigured by a pair of cowboys in Big Whiskey, Wyoming, her fellow brothel workers post a reward for their murder, much to the displeasure of sheriff Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman), who doesn't allow vigilantism in his town. Two groups of gunfighters, one led by aging former bandit William Munny (Clint Eastwood), the other by the florid English Bob (Richard Harris), come to collect the reward, clashing with each other and the sheriff.

INT. ALICE'S ROOM - NIGHT

NIGHT IN ALICE'S ROOM. A little bit of moonlight coming in

through the tiny window might make a highlight here and there

but that's about all. Words begin to crawl across the screen:

WRITTEN WORDS (CRAWL)

Of good family, albeit one of modest

means, she was a comely young woman

and not without prospects. Therefore

it was at once heartbreaking and

astonishing to her mother that she

would enter into marriage with William

Munny, a known thief and murderer, a

man of notoriously vicious and

intemperate disposition.

We can HEAR STRAWBERRY ALICE and DAVEY BUNTING breathing

heavily and the bed creaking.

WRITTEN WORDS:

They were married in St. Louis in

1870 and they traveled North to Kansas

where he engaged in farming and swine

husbandry.

Davey and Alice are picking up speed now, breathing faster

and even snorting a little, and it's cold as Jesus in Nebraska

in the winter so when the blanket slips, Alice snarls and

gasps.

ALICE:

The blanket, for chrissake, cowboy,

the blanket.

There are six of these little rooms... one for each whore...

behind Greely's Beer Garden and Billiards and the walls are

just boards so you can hear what's happening in the other

rooms and right now, from DELILAH'S room, you can hear a

high-pitched, merry little giggle and that's important.

WRITTEN WORDS:

She bore him two children in the

eight years of their marriage and

when she died, it was not at his

hands as her mother might have

expected, but of smallpox. That was

in 1878.

DELILAH'S VOICE (O.S.)

No, please... No, no goddamn you.

Alice and Davey have stopped fucking and started listening

but they don't move.

WRITTEN WORDS:

It wasn't until 1881... three years

later... that a cowboy named Mike

cut up a whore in Big Whiskey,

Nebraska in the Niobrara River

country.

(end crawl)

MIKE'S VOICE (O.S.)

Davey, come a runnin' lad an' hold

the thieving cunt...

A blur of action as Davey leaps from the bed and dashes out

of the room naked...

MIKE'S VOICE (O.S.)

...brand you like a damn steer,

bitch...

And Alice is right behind him, wrapping herself in a blanket

as she goes.

INT. DELILAH'S ROOM - NIGHT

DELILAH is backed up against the wall, her face bleeding,

and she is throwing the contents of her chamber pot on MIKE

who is advancing on her with an open barlow knife and Davey

busts into the room naked and Alice follows him and people

are shouting in other rooms.

MIKE:

(wiping shit off

himself)

Hold the bitch, Davey, hold her.

The one coal oil lamp in the room gives off just enough light

that you can make all this out. Certainly you can see that

Mike, who is wearing leggings and no shirt, is a big tough

man, unshaven, eyes inflamed with whiskey...

MIKE:

HOLD HER, DAMMIT, DAVEY! If you don't

hold her I'll cut her tits off.

LITTLE SUE, a fifteen year old whore, is in the doorway,

eyes wide with terror and Alice screams at her.

ALICE:

Get Skinny, for God's sake! SKINNY!

Davey is reluctant about the whole thing but he is afraid of

Mike and he gets behind Delilah and grabs her.

DAVEY:

Wh-what you gonna do, Mike?

Mike is doing it now and Delilah is screaming while he carves

her face with the barlow knife and blood is all over,

splashing on Davey and Davey, who is just a kid, after all,

nineteen with a big shock of unruly red hair and innocent

blue eyes, is horrified.

MIKE:

Thieving cunt, I'll...

DAVEY:

Mike, don't, Jesus, don't...

ALICE:

SKINNY! Bring your gun.

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David Peoples

David Webb Peoples (born c. 1940) is an American screenwriter, best known for the films Blade Runner, Unforgiven and Twelve Monkeys. more…

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