The Devil's Advocate
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1 INT. FLORIDA COURTROOM - DAY 1
Northern Florida in the midst of a heatwave. Air conditioners fighting a losing battle. The gallery is full. The JUDGE a stern, old hand. The PROSECUTOR, an
efficient man with a good case.
The witness is BARBARA. She is maybe 13. She is a
witness in a criminal trial. Her testimony has been carefully rehearsed.
... we go back to our homeroom for
dismissal, unless you have a pass
for sports or something.
And is that what you did on the
day in question?
No. Mr. Gettys asked me to stay
What happened next, Barbara?
Everyone else had gone?
Yes. He told me to sit in the
chair beside his desk.
MR. GETTYS, the defendant, is 50. The very picture of respectability. His perfect wife and son staunchlyenduring this testimony.
In your own words, Barbara, can you tell us exactly what happened during the next few minutes?
KEVIN LOMAX. Defense counsel. Taking it all in.
I told him I was afraid I would
miss my bus. He promised I wouldget to the bus on time if I wouldhelp him to do something...
Kevin -- his eyes -- drifting around the courtroom -taking
inventory -- assessing damage -
... Then he put -- before I could say anything -- he placed his hand inside my blouse...
Kevin -- checking the jury and -
... I was so frightened I didn't move. I thought if I was just quiet it would be okay...
Kevin -- checking Gettys -- seeing something that stops him cold -
... Then his other hand went upunder -- inside my skirt...
Gettys' hand -- down below the table -- down where no one but Kevin could possibly see it -- Getty's fingers subtly feeling their way along the leg of his chair -
... his hand then, it started, he
started, moving back and forth -farther
Kevin -- glancing around -- nobody else can see it -
... he said he was testing to see if I had any special feelings,
that he wanted to find out what
kind of feelings I had...
Gettys' hand -- excited now -- stroking the chair leg -absently
-- involuntarily -- unmistakably sexual -
... I didn't know what to say, I
was trying to think of something
to say but I was confused and he
just kept on -- with his hand -
higher and higher...
Kevin is rocked. Trying not to show it.
... then I, I was asking him to
stop but it was like he couldn't
hear me -- he just kept on -
Suddenly, Gettys' hand stops moving -
-- and then I screamed...
Kevin looks up to find Gettys' eyes waiting for him.
Gettys quickly returns his hand into his lap. He's been
caught -- watching, as Kevin turns away and -
... then he, he got mad and said
we would have to try again
And did he try again?
Not with me.
With friends of yours?
And when you told them what he had
done to you, they told you what he
had done to them, isn't that true?
I have nothing further.
Your witness, Mr. Lomax.
Any chance, Your Honor, for a short recess?
2 INT. FLORIDA COURTHOUSE HALL - DAY 2
Kevin heading quickly away from the courtroom.
right on his heels.
Lloyd, as your attorney, I'm advising you to get the f*** away from me.
What are you talking about?
The wife. The kid. The outrage.
You definitely had me fooled.
You're my lawyer! You're here to
You know what I'm thinking? Why don't we put you on the stand and you can jerk off for the judge.
You know she's lying.
Get the hell out of my way.
Gettys standing aside, as we -CUT
3 INT. FLORIDA COURTHOUSE MEN'S ROOM - DAY 3
An ancient upstairs facility. Kevin standing in the mirror. Frozen there. Identity crisis. Morality crisis. He takes off his wedding ring. Letting cold water run in the sink. His eyes never leaving the mirror.
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