"Saddam - One who confronts...One who frequently
INT. WOMAN’S WOMB
A heartbeat quickens as a fetus grimaces. It’s utterly
vulnerable, trapped, and helpless...
INT. IRAQ - SADDAM HUSSEIN HOME - MORNING
SUBHA, 20's, serious, nine months pregnant stands four feet
from a drab wall. Arms sway slightly to her side as her head
droops. A tear slides down her cheek.
THE DIALOGUE IN EACH SCENE WITH AN ARABIC CHARACTER IS
SPOKEN WITH A MODERATE ARABIC ACCENT.
aD-Dawr, Iraq - April, 1937. Subha, Mother of Saddam
Hussein or otherwise known as the “Mother of Monsters”
(in Arabic. yells)
She arches her back. Her stomach forced out. She raises her
head. CHARGES the wall. Her stomach COLLIDES with a full
impact. She falls, hurt, but still determined.
She struggles to her feet. Wobbles to take three steps back.
RUSHES the wall. Full of RAGE. Her unborn, protected only
by her stomach-lining, SLAMS into the wall.
SERIES OF IMAGES - DECK OF CARDS
The infamous IRAQ MOST WANTED DECK OF CARDS flutter down and
land softly on a black table. The last card falls...
THE ACE OF SPADES
INT. AD-DAWR - SPIDER HOLE - AFTERNOON
Dust passes through a sliver of light in a confined space.
aD-Dawr, Iraq. 13 December 2003. 62 Years Later.
Labored breathing comes from an ELDERLY MAN.
The wood floor creaks from soldier’s footsteps above.
Over here! Over here!
The hatch is RIPPED off.
SPIDER HOLE - SAME
Sunlight ILLUMINATES halfway down the steps into the
cavernous, musty-smelling dungeon.
Something. Someone is holed up.
Don't move. Don't you fuckin'
The TRANSLATOR wrangles himself next to the soldier.
Come and talk to him. Tell him to
come out before he gets killed.
The SOLDIER waves his hand over to SIX FULLY ARMED SOLDIERS.
They make a bee-line to the hole and circle it.
Who are you?
RUSTLING seeps out from the darkest part of the cavern.
ELDERLY MAN (O.C)
I am Saddam Hussein...the duly
elected President of Iraq.
The TEAMS hearts pound. This is the moment of a lifetime.
ELDERLY MAN (O.C) (CONT’D)
I am willing to negotiate.
Well, President Bush sends his
Tell him to put his hands up and
Come out slowly. Very
Yakhruj bbt'. Bati' jiddaan.
Guns drawn. They're dialed in, barrels fixed on the hole.
EXT. BAGHDAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - DAY
Jet noise screams from the TARMAC while Humvee's grind down
roads and military men crowd the unpleasant landscape.
SUPER - Baghdad International Airport (BIAP) - February 2003
INT. CAMP CROPPER - ENTRY CONTROL POINT - SAME
Kyle holds a handful of manila folders in one hand and an
access card in the other while he approaches the GUARD DESK.
Camp Cropper - Coalition Interrogation Hub
The GUARD looks up and nods.
Kyle swipes his card and punches his code into the key pad.
INTERROGATION ROOM - MOMENTS LATER
Long yellow fluorescent tube lights decorate the cold lonely
room. One metal table. Two uncomfortable metallic chairs.