State And Main script
Synopsis: FADE IN: EXT. FIREHOUSE - DAY Ann is walking down the street. The firedog runs out of the firehouse, she gives the dog a biscuit, and pats him on the head. The fireman is out front with a cup of coffee. Ann hands him a poster. EXT. STATE AND MAIN - INTERSECTION - DAY Morris and Spud, two codgers, are about to cross the street when they hear a beeping and stop. As they cross, we see the tail end of a van, and the group nods in that direction. MORRIS You hear that? SPUD Yes, I hear it. MORRIS Drive a man to drink. Took me near half an hour, get across the street yesterday.

Outside the front booth, on the street, the airport van

cruises by.


As they walk out we hear a high pitched beeping sound at the

traffic light. We see DOC WILSON crossing the street, holding

his doctor's bag.

An ELDERLY MAN approaches Doc at the crossing. As Walt and

Bill walk, the airport van follows them.


Doc, those pills, y'gave me for my

back? I'm not sure that they work.


Well, I'm not sure either, but y'don't

hear me complain... come by th'office,

end of th'afternoon.


Thanks, Doc...


This is your movie, this is small

town America.


Town in New Hampshire was small town

America too. Forty thousand dollars

a day, to shoot on the street. And

then they kicked us out...

They stop in front of a rack of fifty "factory seconds."

Black and red hunting jackets, in front of the sporting goods

store. The sign reads "FACTORY SECONDS, FIVE DOLLARS."


A jacket for five dollars... I can

buy this town for fifty bucks.

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David Mamet

David Alan Mamet is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. As a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow. more…

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