In the Radiant City

Synopsis: A man who testified against his brother returns to his rural Kentucky hometown twenty years later to face his fractured family.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Rachel Lambert
Production: Candlewood Entertainment
  1 nomination.
95 min




You got a stomach

for breakfast today?


Oh, hi, sugar.


And that one, too.

This one is zero refills.

- Thursday.

- All day.

You're having breakfast.

Beth, come by three today.

- Hello?

- Yeah, heard you.

I need you home

with grandma tonight.

I got offered overtime

at the store.

Hire a babysitter.



Oh, look what you got here.

There you go, sir.

Sir, you don't want

to start a tab?

Can I help you?

I need a room, please.

How many nights?

I'll just pay as I go.

I'll need to see an ID.

You're the Yurley boy.

- Andy.

- Andrew.

Right, Andrew.

How much is it?

It's uh... 40 dollars.

Just heard about your brother.

What's happening?

You're here

about the trial, I guess.

No, that's not true.

Well, Edgar said

they might let him go.

Can I get my key, please?

Room 157.


Are you okay?

I'm... I'm sorry, I...

Sorry about that.

Ms. Yurley.

How're you today?

Where the f*** were you?

I'm well, thank you.

Was it you?

You wanna have a seat? Can I

get you a coffee or what?

I don't want coffee.

What is he doing here?

- Who?

- Andrew.

I saw him, okay?

I saw him.

He was at the supermarket buying

a six pack and f***ing grape...

He's in the diner?

You sure?

Marci, can you hold

my calls for now?

Hey, you can't smoke in here.

Don't tell me.

I pay your salary.

I'm a public defender.

You don't pay me at all.

He's here for the da.

Found the mail in the car.

You know where he's staying?

I came straight from the store.

All right. I want you to...

Write down

anything you remember.

Write anything at all.

What're you gonna do?

I'll bring him in to talk.

Why in hell would we do that?

Because I need him.

And whatever little quarrel

the two of you still have,

you're gonna put aside for...

I have told you...

- Time and again...

- Enough. All right?

I'm bored to death of this.

- He did this, he did that.

- So, he's here and then what?

Huh? Then what?

Well, I'd like for you to see him and

try to talk some sense into him.

You have no right.

Since I've got a good

shot at shaking hands

with Louie Gohmert,

I guess I'll do it myself.

Michael's been doing good.

He's been doing

real good all by himself.

- He has?

- Getting his degree.

Helping out at the hospital.

- All good things.

- So, we don't need Andrew.

It's called character,

Ms. Yurley.

Michael is serving life

for murdering a young boy.

If there's any chance

of getting him out,

we need to show he's changed.

I can speak to his character.

Me. I'm the one going

out there every week,

taking him news, talking to him,

watching him wasting

away in there. Me!

- I do that.

- It's not enough.

Andrew's testimony

put his brother away.

Having him up there now,

saying how Michael

is rehabilitated,

that's big points for us.

As their sister, you have to

understand how important that is.

I don't want him involved.

Well, Laura, you're

not my client.

Michael's my client and

it's my job to see him out.



Oh, they don't make it

like they used to.

Mm, they certainly don't.

Different be on what

you can imagine.

Do you know what I mean?

- Hi!

You know what I mean?

Maybe you ain't old enough

to remember how it was.

I'm old enough.

There's a lot of darkness

coming out from you.

A lot of dark energy.

Let me see your hand, baby.

Let the boy be.

Do not bother him.

I'm doing nothing.

People do not like it.

Am I bothering you, young man?

You ain't bother me none.

See? He likes it.

And put off that cigarette

if you ain't no smoking.

You know I'm trying to quit.

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Nathan Gregorski

All Nathan Gregorski scripts | Nathan Gregorski Scripts

(0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    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)


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


    "In the Radiant City" STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 2 Oct. 2022. <>.

    We need you!

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

    Watch the movie trailer

    In the Radiant City

    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.