Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

Synopsis: This panoramic tale of Savannah's eccentricities focuses on a murder and the subsequent trial of Jim Williams: self made man, art collector, antiques dealer, bon vivant and semi-closeted homosexual. John Kelso a magazine reporter finds himself in Savannah amid the beautiful architecture and odd doings to write a feature on one of William's famous Christmas parties. He is intrigued by Williams from the start, but his curiosity is piqued when he meets Jim's violent, young and sexy lover, Billy. Later that night, Billy is dead, and Kelso stays on to cover the murder trial. Along the way he encounters the irrepressible Lady Chablis, a drag queen commedienne, Sonny Seiler, lawyer to Williams, whose famous dog UGA is the official mascot of the Georgia Bulldogs, an odd man who keeps flies attached to mini leashes on his lapels and threatens daily to poison the water supply, the Married Ladies Card Club, and Minerva, a spiritualist. Between being Jim's buddy, cuddling up to a torch singer, mee
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Clint Eastwood
Production: Warner Home Video
  1 win & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.6
Metacritic:
57
Rotten Tomatoes:
49%
R
Year:
1997
155 min
174 Views

Quit eyeballing me, Flavius.

I knew you when you was

a two-bit hustler on Bull Street.

JOHN:
Excuse me!

Where can a fella get a cab?

DRIVER:

He just left.

You can call the company, but I's you,

I'd wait on him to come back.

DRIVER:

'Less you want to take a ride.

JOHN:
You going to Jones Street?

DRIVER:
I'll get you there.

DRIVER:

Put your stuff in there.

(DRIVER OVER SPEAKER)

To your right, Pirate's House...

...built in 1794.

All the ne'er-do-wells and scalawags

divided up their booty there.

Sherman stayed

in the Green-Meldrim House...

...to rest up

after his fiery march through Atlanta.

He was going to burn Savannah...

...but the locals drowned him

in Chatham Artillery punch...

...and fancy parties till he decided...

...to spare our fair city.

Forsyth Park, ladies and gentlemen.

Hey!

You looking for something?

No.

MRS. BAXTER:

Mr. Kelso?

MRS. BAXTER:
Are you Mr. Kelso?

JOHN:
Yes.

I'm Lorene Baxter.

Welcome to Savannah.

Town & Country

is my favorite magazine.

Oh, my land, where are my manners?

What can I get you to drink?

Anything cold would be great.

MRS. BAXTER:

Mr. Williams restored this home.

One of the many he saved

from the wrecking ball.

MRS. BAXTER:
The carriage house

is reserved for Jim's clients...

...and guests, such as yourself.

RECEPTIONIST:

He's here.

BETTY:

Welcome, Mr. Kelsy.

BETTY:
I'm sorry, Mr. Kelso?

JOHN:
John Kelso.

Yes.

I'm Betty Harty.

BETTY:

Sonny's been expecting you.

JOHN:

I'm here to see Jim Williams.

BETTY:

Sonny's Jim's attorney.

SONNY:

Well, hell...

...come on in, coach.

John Kelso.

Welcome to the old curiosity shop.

Take a seat.

SONNY:

You let me know.

SONNY:
How was your trip?

JOHN:
Fine. Mr. Williams said...

He will be right along. We have

a little business to attend to first.

Confidentiality agreement.

Just boilerplate stuff.

Plus a paragraph...

...outlining Jim's editorial privileges.

Town & Country flew me down to write

a 500-word story on a Christmas party.

It's a literary postcard.

Are you serious about this?

It's not just any party.

Have you asked the magazine?

I'd rather have your word

than some New York lawyer.

Be that as it may...

...I'm not going to sign that.

Damn!

How come?

It's just a little old party write-up.

All the more reason

not to compromise my ethics.

As a professional,

I'm sure you understand.

Promise to be fair?

Yes, of course.

SONNY:

Jim...

...this is John Kelso.

Hello.

Let's take a walk,

shall we, sport?

JIM:

We'll go around Forsyth Park.

BETTY:

Would y'all mind...?

JIM:

Not at all, Betty.

JIM:

Come on.

Did you sign Sonny's papers?

Actually, no.

Good for you. Sonny's

overly protective of my interests.

- Still walking the dog, Mr. Glover?

MR. GLOVER:
Yes, sir.

Patrick do love his morning walk.

WOMAN:
Would you mind? Could I please

have my picture made with Uga?

WOMAN:

Great.

WOMAN:

Thanks.

JOHN:

All right. Smile.

WOMAN:
Thanks.

Dang good dog.

WOMAN:

Thank you very much.

JIM:

Thank you for asking.

No matter what you and I ever do

in our lives, Mr. Kelso...

...neither of us

will be as famous as Uga.

JIM:

He's the university mascot.

JIM:
"The Georgia Bulldog."

JOHN:
Is that right?

JOHN:
I know I'm going to regret asking,

but that man said he was walking a dog.

What dog?

Mr. Glover was the law firm porter.

JIM:
Mr. Bouhan said in his will that

Mr. Glover should continue to be paid...

...$ 15 every week for walking Patrick,

his Labrador.

So...

...where's Patrick?

Patrick went on to his great rewards

- The dog's dead.

- Quite.

JOHN:

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

John Lee Hancock

John Lee Hancock, Jr. (born December 15, 1956) is an American screenwriter, film director, and producer. He is best known for directing the sports drama films The Rookie (2002) and The Blind Side (2009), and the historical drama films Saving Mr. Banks (2013) and The Founder (2016). more…

All John Lee Hancock scripts | John Lee Hancock Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Translation

Translate and read this script in other languages:

Select another language:

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

Discuss this Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil script with the community:

Citation

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

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 14 Oct. 2019. <https://www.scripts.com/script/midnight_in_the_garden_of_good_and_evil_13737>.

We need you!

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

Watch the movie trailer

Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

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.