Analyze This script
Analyze This (1999)
Synopsis: When doctors tell a mob boss (Robert De Niro) that he is suffering from anxiety attacks, he seeks the help of Ben, a therapist (Billy Crystal), who is manipulated into treating him, with hysterical results. Just as Ben and his fiancée (Lisa Kudrow) are about to wed, they are faced with a mobster who won't take no for an answer.

1 CREDITS BEGIN OVER BLACK. 1

DOMINIC MANETTA:

a man in his 70s, narrates nostalgically OVER a MONTAGEof related news photos.

MANETTA (V.O.)

1957 was a big year. The Russians

put that Sputnik into outer space,

the Dodgers played their last gameat Ebbets Field, 'that guy' shotFrank Costello in the head, and

missed, and the Gallo brothers

whacked Albert Anastasia in that

barber shop in the Park SheratonHotel. It was total chaos. With

Anastasia gone, Vito Genovesefigures he's king shit, but CarloGambino and 'Joe Bananas' both

want to be boss of all bosses. So

they call a meeting!-- a bigmeeting.

2 EXT. UPSTATE NEW YORK - DAY 2

CREDITS CONTINUE. In FADED 16mm documentary-style, wesee a country road winding through rolling hills. At the

top of the hill, a black '57 Cadillac appears and sweepsthrough the peaceful landscape.

MANETTA (V.O.)

It was the first time the whole

commission was ever gonna meetface to face. Bosses and wiseguyswere comin' in from all over the

country, and all the New Yorkfamilies, too!-- maybe sixtybosses, the whole wiseguy world!-all

headin' toward this little

town upstate to figure out what'swhat.

3 EXT. ROADSIDE - DAY 3

A sign reads, "Entering Apalachin!- pop. 342." The black

Cadillac speeds past the sign, then another black Caddy,

then a black Lincoln, then another Caddy, a Lincoln, etc.

MANETTA (V.O.)

Your father and me, we were goin'up with Tommy D., Fat Tommy.

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

2.

3 CONTINUED:
3

MANETTA (V.O.CONT'D)

He was running the family at thetime. Anyway, I don't know whatanybody was thinking, but someasshole thought it would be a goodidea to have this meeting at JoeBabara's farm in the country wherenobody would notice.

4 EXT. RURAL GAS STATION - DAY

A local state police deputy is gassing up his motorcyclewhen the parade of shiny black cars rolls by. He looks

up and scratches his head at the unusual sight.

MANETTA (V.O.)

Turns out the local cops werewatching Joe Babara like a hawk.

So now you got about fifty Caddiesand Lincolns pullin' into Apalachinand some deputy sheriff with cowshit on his shoes notices all the

traffic and calls the Feds.

4

5 EXT. JOE BABARA'S ESTATE - DAY

The Caddies and Lincolns are all parked around a rambling

country manor. Bosses and wiseguys are meeting andgreeting each other on the big front porch.

One WISEGUY is trying to shoo a cow away from his car.

WISEGUY:

You wanna be a ribeye? Get awayfrom the fuckin' car.

5

6 EXT. WOODS - SAME TIME

Federal agents start moving in quietly, heavily-armed,

wearing big FBI arm bands.

MANETTA (V.O.)

The meeting never even gotstarted. The Feds moved in!-6

7 EXT. HOUSE - DAY 7

Agents with weapons drawn charge the house and startbreaking down the front door.

3.

8 EXT. BACK OF HOUSE - SAME TIME 8

MANETTA (V.O.)

-- and we moved out.

Gangsters in shiny suits are squeezing through windowsand leaping off balconies.

WIDE - WISEGUYS

fleeing into the surrounding woods and fields.

MANETTA (V.O.)

Your papa and me hid in a field

with hay or corn, some kinda

foliage, I don't know.

9 EXT. FARM FIELD - DAY 9

Two wiseguys in suits crouch in the tall grass.

Suddenly they see a John Deere harvester bearing down onthem.

MANETTA (V.O.)

Then along comes this farmer who

almost runs us over in a tractor,

so your father hauls out his piece,

this .44 cannon he used to carry,

and hijacks the goddamn tractor.

Funniest fuckin' thing I ever saw.

10 EXT. COUNTRY ROAD - DAY 10

The farmer goes flying off the harvester and the twowiseguys drive off on it.

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Kenneth Lonergan

Kenneth Lonergan is an American film director, playwright, and screenwriter. He is best known for co-writing Gangs of New York, and for writing and directing You Can Count On Me, Margaret, and Manchester by the Sea. more…

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