1 EMPTY ROOM WITH SINGLE CHAIR 1
We hear a DOOR OPEN and CLOSE, followed by APPROACHINGFOOTSTEPS. DANNY OCEAN, dressed in prison fatigues,
ENTERS FRAME and sits.
Please state your name for therecord.
Thank you. Mr. Ocean, the purposeof this meeting is to determinewhether, if released, you arelikely to break the law again.
While this was your firstconviction, you have beenimplicated, though never charged,
in over a dozen other confidence
schemes and frauds. What can youtell us about this?
As you say, ma'am, I was nevercharged.
2 INT. PAROLE BOARD HEARING ROOM - WIDER VIEW - MORNING 2
Three PAROLE BOARD MEMBERS sit opposite Danny, behind atable.
BOARD MEMBER #2
Mr. Ocean, what we're trying tofind out is: was there a reason
you chose to commit this crime, orwas there a reason why you simplygot caught this time?
My wife left me. I was upset. I
got into a self-destructive
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BOARD MEMBER #3
If released, is it likely youwould fall back into a similar
She already left me once. I don't
think she'll do it again just forkicks.
Glances dart between the Board Members.
BOARD MEMBER #1
Mr. Ocean, what do you think youwould do if released?
I don't know. How much do youguys make a year?
3 INT. MINIMUM-SECURITY PRISON - CHECK-OUT STATION - DAY 3
Danny steps forth, and GUARD #1 doles out his possessionsand a form certifying their return to Danny.
(adding a piece ofmail to the pile)
This came today for you. Rest'll
be forwarded to your paroleofficer.
(reading its returnaddress over Danny'sshoulder)
Those your lawyers?
He opens the letter, and as his eyes gaze over the paperswithin, he smirks just a little.
What's it say?
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I'm a free man.
4 INT. CHANGING CUBICLE 4
Danny pulls on civilian clothes and there's not a barethread among them. He tugs his cuffs and smiles: The
old skin feels good. One last item to don: a silver
wedding band. Danny considers it. Will he put it on?
5 EXT. MINIMUM-SECURITY PRISON - FRONT GATE - AFTERNOON 5
A sign reads:
"NEW JERSEY STATE MINIMUM-SECURITY
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY." Someone has graffitied below it:
"If you were in prison, you'd be home now."
The great metal door opens, and Danny stands within itsframe, ready for release. (If it matters -- and if younotice -- he's wearing his wedding ring.)
He hovers there for a moment, on the precipice offreedom. The WIND WHISTLES a little on the other side of
the gate, and the view ahead is not pleasant (NewJersey): Life is hard out there.
But Danny musters his courage, then takes his first stepinto free America...
A6 EXT. ATLANTIC CITY BOARDWALK - DUSK A6
Any empty wintery boardwalk.
6 INT. CASINO (ATLANTIC CITY) - NIGHT
... And his wingtip lands squarely on plush redcarpeting.
As we PULL UP TO Danny's face and SPIN AROUND him, wehear, then see the BUZZ of a CASINO floor: the HUM of
CONVERSATION, the DING-DING-DING and THUNK-THUNK-THUNK
from the SLOTS, the brisk WHIR of SHUFFLED CARDS.
And to Danny, it's a hearth and fire and a comfy chairand a snifter of brandy. He's home.
ON DANNY'S WALLET
As he pulls out several crisp one hundreds, sets them ongreen felt, then sees them replaced by a neat pile ofchips.