State And Main script
Synopsis: FADE IN: EXT. FIREHOUSE - DAY Ann is walking down the street. The firedog runs out of the firehouse, she gives the dog a biscuit, and pats him on the head. The fireman is out front with a cup of coffee. Ann hands him a poster. EXT. STATE AND MAIN - INTERSECTION - DAY Morris and Spud, two codgers, are about to cross the street when they hear a beeping and stop. As they cross, we see the tail end of a van, and the group nods in that direction. MORRIS You hear that? SPUD Yes, I hear it. MORRIS Drive a man to drink. Took me near half an hour, get across the street yesterday.

FADE IN:

EXT. FIREHOUSE - DAY

Ann is walking down the street. The firedog runs out of the

firehouse, she gives the dog a biscuit, and pats him on the

head.

The fireman is out front with a cup of coffee. Ann hands him

a poster.

EXT. STATE AND MAIN - INTERSECTION - DAY

Morris and Spud, two codgers, are about to cross the street

when they hear a beeping and stop.

As they cross, we see the tail end of a van, and the group

nods in that direction.

MORRIS:

You hear that?

SPUD:

Yes, I hear it.

MORRIS:

Drive a man to drink. Took me near

half an hour, get across the street

yesterday.

SPUD:

I saw Budgie Gagnon, leaning on the

bank of the building. Said, "What

are you doin'?" He said, "I'm waitin'

for the 'leven o'clock crossing..."

As Morris and Spud speak a car is coming down the street,

and bounces in the pothole.

MORRIS:

Ywanna fix something, you should fix

the pothole. Yessir, they should be

trussed up, thrown off some high

building.

DOUG MACKENZIE, a young Republican type, walks up to join

them.

DOUG:

Who's that?

MORRIS:

Whoever spent ten, f'teen thousand

dollars, a new traffic light, you

could grow old, paint your house

before it lets you cross the street,

and then, not fix the pothole.

SPUD:

What was wrong with the old traffic

light?

INT. COFFEECORNER - DAY

They enter the Coffeecorner. Carla is serving the folk, and

Jack the owner is behind the counter.

DOUG:

I'm glad you asked... I'll tell you

what was wrong with it. And what was

wrong with it was it was behind the

times. Now:
You want to bring business

into this town? You have to plan for

a Waterford that does not exist. Not

at the moment, no...

ANN:

Morning, darling.

DOUG:

Morning.

CARLA:

Hi, Annie.

Ann hands Carla a poster.

ANN:

Morning, Carla.

Doug and the two codgers move to a table by the window where

Carla, the nubile waitress, brings them coffee. Ann talks to

a woman at the counter.

MORRIS:

...the damn thing...

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David Mamet

David Alan Mamet is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. As a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow. more…

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