All the King's Men script
Synopsis: All the King's Men is a 2006 film adaptation of the 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren. It was directed by Steven Zaillian, who also produced and scripted. The story is about the life of Willie Stark (played by Sean Penn), a fictional character resembling Louisiana governor Huey Long, in office 1928 through 1932. He was elected as a US Senator and assassinated in 1935. The film co-stars Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson and Jackie Earle Haley. All the King's Men had previously been adapted into a Best Picture-winning film by writer-director Robert Rossen in 1949.


Who's arrested? Nobody's been


(looks toward the


Hi, Willie.

Willie enters, accompanied by the sheriff and his deputy.

The others in the room, including Sugar Boy in his bartender's

apron, step aside to let him pass through.


Hi, Willie.


(to Sheriff)

Did you apologize to Willie?



Yeah, I apologized to Willie.


Did you give him his handbills back?


Yeah, I gave 'em back.


Give him back his flag and his bag


(points to Jack)

give this man his camera.


I'm going to be on that same street

corner tomorrow, Mr. Duffy.


You go right ahead, Willie. We all

believe in free speech. We got to...

it's in the Constitution.


My boy is out distributing those

handbills now.


It's a free country, Willie. If you

can convince the people to vote for

you... you go right ahead.


What did you want to see me about,

Mr. Duffy?


I wanted you to meet a fella came

all the way up from the state capital

to meet you. A reporter. Wants to

write you up... maybe put your picture

in the paper.


(turns to Jack)

I'm happy to know you, sir.


Burden's my name... Jack Burden. Can

we go somewhere where we can talk?


Now that ain't polite. Don't you

want to hear both sides of the story?

Jack examines the camera that has just been returned to him.


I know your side.

(finds the plate


What happened to the plate your men

took from my camera?


Must have dropped out. Oh, come on,

fellas, let's relax. It's a hot day...

Hey, Sugar Boy...




Bring some cold beer for the boys.

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Steven Zaillian

Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian (born January 30, 1953) is an American screenwriter, director, film editor, producer, and founder of Film Rites, a film production company. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for his screenplay Schindler's List (1993) and he has been nominated for Awakenings , Gangs of New York and Moneyball. He was also presented with the Distinguished Screenwriter Award at the 2009 Austin Film Festival and the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement from the Writers Guild of America in 2011. more…

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