Liberty Stands Still

Synopsis: A gunman ties up an actor and locks him in his dressing room just before a performance. He also puts a bomb with a 90-minute timer next to the actor. Then, he goes to a room above an LA plaza and draws a bead on the actor's lover, international arms dealer, Liberty Wallace. Calling himself "Joe," he calls her cell phone, demonstrates that a rifle is pointed at her, and tells her to cuff herself to a hot-dog cart nearby (the cuffs are there). Over the next 90 minutes, the story unfolds: as a result of his daughter's death, he wants a public debate on the Second Amendment. As Liberty begins to bond with Joe on the phone, he gets some truths from her - and his revenge.
Director(s): Kari Skogland
Production: Lions Gate Films
 
IMDB:
5.8
Rotten Tomatoes:
20%
R
Year:
2002
96 min
34 Views


saying he would be here | 10 minutes ago.

Shit. Okay, | five more minutes, every one.

Should I be getting dressed? | F*ck off.

Okay.

I'll get dressed anyway,

just in case.

(beeping)

So you want to spot me | another gram?

It's the weekend. | Can't do that, Mel.

I got a big day, bro'.

Look, I'm going to tell you | something, man.

My boss is a mean | son of a bitch, all right?

I got kids, you know?

A hundred. I'll give you | the rest Monday... end of day.

Don't be waving that shit | around here, man.

Jesus.

Hey. | I swear.

You the man, Dwayne. | Whatever.

Hello, Dwayne.

Hey!

Has it been a week already? | Yeah.

Last performance tonight. | We're having a big party.

Yeah?

Well, they got some big numbers | coming in from New York next.

Oh, yeah. | Yeah.

Big deal.

(snorting)

Oh.

Wow.

You take care | of yourself, huh?

Got a good thing going on, | you and me, huh?

(cell phone rings)

Liberty Wallace.

Man:
Nice to meet you, | Liberty Wallace.

My name's Joe. | What could I do for you, Joe?

Stand still.

Excuse me?

I'll need you | to pay attention.

Look, I'm late for a play. | Who is this?

Joe:
You mean you're late | for your weekly f*ck?

Asshole.

(phone beeps, rings)

(cell phone ringing)

Look, asshole, whoever you are, | if you call one more time...

Joe:
I didn't expect | to like Russell.

But then again, I guess you | didn't expect to like him either.

About a half hour?

Joe:
| Dwayne had to take a whiz...

(gasps)

...so he needs you | to step in.

What do you want?

Joe:
Calm.

Walk over | to the hot dog stand.

You need to be closer.

Aah!

Joe:
You need to know | I've locked a signal

onto your cell number.

There's a bomb,

a really big bomb,

in that hot dog stand.

I'll shoot | innocent people.

We've got | a bit of ground to cover,

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Kari Skogland

Kari Skogland is a Canadian film director, screenwriter and producer. In 2016, she co-founded independent production company Mad Rabbit. more…

All Kari Skogland scripts | Kari Skogland Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:

0 Comments

    Translation

    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Liberty Stands Still" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 24 Nov. 2020. <https://www.scripts.com/script/liberty_stands_still_12515>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.