The Ace of Spades script
Synopsis: A captured Saddam Hussein and Kyle, a seasoned American interrogator must come to grips with the extraordinarily brutal events that force the question, was the monster Saddam born or created by circumstance? Based on a true events.

Glass the size of a large family portrait lines one wall.

Kyle fumbles to lay his mess of folders on the table and

pulls the metal chair out making an ear-retching noise. The

effect heightens the awkwardness of the two men's encounter.

Kyle sits across from SADDAM HUSSEIN. Face to face.

The battle of intellect begins.



Perhaps a conversation between two

such educated people will not be





Or successful.

Saddam, although a captive, is arrogant and confident.

Kyle calmly begins to flip through his papers as he tries to

keep his composure in front of a living legend.


(clears throat)

...let's begin, why don't we.

Would you consider your efforts



When compared to other governments

I am not convinced my efforts are

any different, especially the


Kyle notices Saddam avoids the question like a pro.


You see similarities in the actions

of the American government and



Of course.

Saddam waves his hands flippantly.


Thirty million people live in

poverty in America, but this is not

consider a crime? I would never

accept that for Iraq.


What about your mistakes?



Do you think I would tell my enemy

if I made a mistake?

Kyle’s voice deepens to keep from cracking but struggles with

the enormity of the situation.


I--I'm an enemy?




I do not know if you are or not,

but your demeanor is something I

can handle for now.

Saddam’s smug demeanor oozes from each word.


Is it the current system that's in

place that has you at odds?

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Clinton West

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