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running
empty,
tops
a
rid32
on a
lonely
western
hiqhway.
To
:he
east,
the
firsc
faint
flurh
of
light.
Across
the
plain,
perhaps
the
plain
dark,
the
lights
of
Signal,
Wyoming
vivid,
perhaps
five
Patsy
MIDNIGHT"
on
the
radio.
The
TRUCKER,
inscrutable,
Cabin
with
mashed-up
off
the
dashboard.
This
twenty,
but
uncommonly
quick reflexes--a
drop-out
country
boy
with
no
prospects,
brought
up
privation,
rough-mannered,
rough-spoken,
inured
stoic
life.
his
faded
denix
cowboy
shirt,
his
wrists
stick
of
the
sleeves,
the
buttons
gap.
ENtiIS
(straightens
the
creases
of
the
hat,
ENNIS
looks
straight
ahead
at
Lighter
truck
stops
with
of
in
front
of
station
for
the
day.
An
OLE
a
tractor
he
the
garage.
ENNIS
steps
out
oi
no
suitcase,
lust
a
grocery
sack
stuffed
only
other
shirt
and
pair
of
Levi's.
truck
moves
again,
almost
before
with dust.
lanky, possessed
supple
body
made
for
the
horse
and
for
fighting--he
ENNIS'S
boot
heels
has
to
adjust
for
the
turn
the
heel
walks.
in
sight
on
the
the
tractor
ENNIS
'scuse
you
the
Farm
and
Ranch
Employment
Office
OLD
looks,
points
that
there
trailer
house.
Three
blocks
down.
You'll
nods,
tips
his
hat,
starts
off.
OLD
goddamn
There's coyotes
With
a
thirty-
ought,
you
might
hold
your
own.
ENIiIS,
surprised
by
this
torrent
of
words,
clears
his
throat.
ENNIS
Sir?
The
OLD
at
the
tractor
time
irritated
Looks
at
ENNIS.
OLD
Where was
Uh,
Sage.
that
ain't
hardly
in
Wyoming,
that's
nearly
to
Utah.
You
ain't
Mormon,
are
you?
(CONTINUED)
No,
never
heard
place
called
Brokeback.
to
a
long,
barren
mountain
to
reaching
the
OLD
you
no twenty-two.
ENNIS, who
he walks
breeze
whistles.
the
steps
of
a
dingy
trailer
house,
sign
above
the
door
says
Sees an
green pickup
ENNIS
the driver's
out
and
slams
the
door
of
the
pickup
in
disgust,
looks
as
the
OLD
the tractor
More
welcoming,
appealing,
with
laugh.
ENNIS--the
steps
of
the
trailer
shade.
at
him--looks
away.
Then
the
two
ignore
one
another
Eight
a.m.
The
wind
up
considerably.
to
shave
using
his
rea-rview
mirror,
a
?%cent
razor
and
water
in
cup.
Painful
work,
at
it,
scraping
away
at
his
stubble.
Pickup
radio
plays
Johnny
Cash's
"I
NALK
THE
old
white
Buick
stationwagon
hrith
pickups
pulling
horse
stationwagor;
whips
into
the
parking
dust
over
hastily
concludes
his
shaving
operation.
The
stationwagon
stops
about
two
door.
Neither
boy
mves.
inside.
ENNIS
sticks
his
big
raw
hands
in
his
for
work,
you
at
inside.
The
door
forcefully
them.
INT:
TRAILER
OFFICE:
choky
office.
with
papers,
the
Bakelite
ashtray
filled
with
butts,
only
one
chair
for
guests.
of
binoculars
hangs
from
in
the
wall
behind
AGUIRRE'S
desk.
Neither
ENNIS
nor
smokes.
In
the
background,
a
small,
old
black-and-white
a
news
story
about
then-President
Kennedy.
in
chair,
gives
them
his
point
designated
campsites
on
the
allotmnts.
Them
camps
can
from where
lookin'
after
(drags
...p
itch
tent
on
the
the
sheep,
and
he's
goin
a
there.
Eat
supper,
breakfast
in
camp,
but
with
the
sheep,
hundred
percent,
no
fire,
don't
leave
no
sign.
that
tent
every
mornin'
Service
snoops
around.
ENNIS
ash
on
his
the
ashtray
which
onto
JOE'S
paperwork,
finally
just
taps
his
hand.
Phone
rings.
JOE
picks
Listens.
Fro&-s.
your
fuckin'
life.
(hangs
up,
resumes)
Got
the
dogs,
your
30/30,
sleep
there.
had
goddamn
near
want
that
again.
You
at
Ennis--takes
him
in)
noon
bridge
with
your
grocery
mules.
Somebody
with
supplies
in
his
E1mIS
Tosses
ENNIS
as
not
worth
the
reach.
'dl
Tomorrow
mornin'
we'll
truck
you
up
jump-of
f
up
the
phone.
Pauses.
Looks
at
them
hard.
Awkward:
they
realize
they
are
dismissed.
(CONTINUED)
ENNIS
has
hTOMING:
TRAILER:
door
behind
them.
JACK
walks
down
steps outside
lorvest
step
of
the
around
bleak
sticks out
(shakes
hands)
Ennis.
Your
folks
just
stop
ENNIS
(after
Del
klar.
you,
Ennis
we're
gonna
ElJNIS
looks
watch
AGUIRRE
gave
him:
thirty.
EWIS
nods
INT:
BAR:
and
cavernous.
chairs
upside-down
on
the
tables.
except
for
and
WAITRESS,
both
middle-aged.
'The
husky
B&RTENDER
stands
behind
the
stocks
bottled
beer
into
the
skinny,
middle-aged
WAITRESS
cleans
ashtrays
in
ENNIS
and
JACK
enter
the
dingy
bar.
Sunlight
bursts
into
the
dimly
the
BARTENDER
and
the
FJAITRESS.
EMIJIS
and
a
moment
for
their
eyes
open
my
partner
here,
summer's
worth
Rsckon
we're
gonna
need
BARTENDER
we
today.
that
you...we
open
The
WAITRESS
glares
BARTEKDER.
KAITRESS
boys have
their seats
up
The
WAITRESS
finishes
drying
an
ashtray
on
her
apron.
Places
front
of
ENNIS.
WAITRESS
what'
have?
JACK
Bud,
please.
ENNIS
Bud.
BAR:
each nurses
ENNIS
his bottle.
front
of
Last year
lightnin'
plenty of
stazts
arrives.
Frowns,
looks
bottle,
WAITRESS
(to
ENKIS)
that
beer,
or
?lanninr
a
grow
flowers
in
it?
ENNIS
looks
embarrassed,
to
say
but
ma'am, you
Linio'
off.
ElWIS
a low
buck and
'bout
the
tab.
ENNIS
chug
their
beers,
slam
the
bottles
on
the
bar.
WAITRESS
beer. Gathers
EliNIS
what
was
you
sayin'
'bout
lightnin'?
Aguirre
got
my
ass
like
supposed
to
control
(drinks
workin'
old
man.
Can't
please
my
old
man,
no
way.
That's
to
rodeoin'.
Ever rodeo?
when
afford
the
entry
fees.
ranching people?
run
you
off?
ENNIS
(stiff)
run
themselves
off.
One
curve
in
the
road
in
(drinks)
Bank
took
the
ranch.
Brother
and
That's
hard.
(yells
Two
shots
right
quick.
sleeps
old
pickup,
slumped
against
the
door.
ENl.iIS,
in
the
passenger
awake,
smokes,
gezes
into the
them
pull
out
of
Signal
in
an
Agency
pickup
driven
by
silent
BASQUE.
ENNIS
looks
hungover,
holds
his
head.
and
alert.
They
pass
the
gas
station.
EhXIS
glimpses
the
same
aan,
sitting
on
the
tractor
You
boys
need
them
sheep.
Don't
drivin'.
'bout
the
sheep.
(CONTINUED)
drive
silence.
EXT:
TRAILHEAD:
BROKEBACK
HOUNTAIN:
sheeptrucks
and
of
unl2aded
trailhead
Hountain.
They
the
bleating
of
a
thousand
sheep
fills
the
BASQUE
ENNIS
how
to
properly
pack
a
mule.
Deftly hitches
doc't
of soap
EIWIS
Don't
eat
soup.
riding
up
with
heeler
pup
tucked
i~side
his
coat.
ENNIS
That
horse
looks
like
point.
Might
throw
you
and
that
pup
both.
(cocky)
there's
a
horse
in
this
can throw
thousand
sheep,
the
dogs,
ENNIS
and
flow
out
above
the
into
the
Vast
bit, as the
waves
in
coursing
wind.
EXT:
BROKZBACK
the fire.
vast
whiskey
back and
my
won't
have
up
with
no
ENNIS
for
a
place
myself.
Alma,
we'll
be
married
when
off
this
mountain.
(drinks
goin'
up
with
the
sheep?
tonight.
Tomorrow.
That
got
no
business
havin'
MOUNTAIN:
plain invisible.
crwd-hops
a
keeps
control.
Rides
off,
ENNIS
watching
him
go.
the
sheep,
day,
the
wind
combing
the
grass,
drawing
from
the
a
bestial
cooking
dinner,
banded
pebbles
and
cr~mbs
of
soil
casting
pencil-long
shadows
late
afternoon
light.
WED
ENIJIS
up
to
where
Sack
dcsk--shoots
at
a
coyote,
EI?NIS
pots
and
pans,
in
stream.
around
the
rearing
lodgepole
pines
below
them massed
somber
malachit$.
up,
leaving
camp.
Turns
back
JACK
No
beans.
EROREBACX
MOIJNTAIN:
ENNIS'S
the
edge
of
the
platform
smakin~,
looks
across
the
great
gclf
of
seemingly
endless
plain
and
small
dot
mooing
across
a
high
meadow,
insect
moves
across
a
tablecloth.
BROKEBACK
I.IOUWTAII.1:
AFTERHG0l.J:
on
the
mountain.
around
the
sheep,
he
and
the
blue
heelers
bed
thea
down.
BROKEEACK
MOUNTAIN
his
dark
camp,
by
moonlight,
fire,
a
red
spark
on
black
mass
of
mountain.
t+OUIiT~.IN:
BRIDGE:
MOON:
packing
Steps
back,
looks
at
the
mules,
and
shakes
The
where's
the
powdered
milk
spuds?
had.
The
BkSQUE
reads
through
ENNIS'S
current
(not
looking
up
from
the
ycu
didn't
eat
soup.
ENNIS
Sick
of
beans.
EASQUE
too
early
the
summer
sick
of
beans.
ENNIS
ignores
the
BASQUE'S
comment.
The
BASQUE
shrugs,
in
his
truck.
Drives
off
ENNIS
mounts
rangy buckskin,
BROKEBACK
MOUNTAIN:
atop
Cigar
Butt,
leads
the
two
mules
along
the
Mountain
looms
distance,
an
enjoys
the
ride,
the
silence
of
the
high
country.
Whistles.
Rounds
a
hend--Cigar
Butt
balks,
spooks,
startles
Butt races
alcng
food everywhere.
bag
of
flour,
a
carton
eggs--to
find
his
horse
and
mules.
from
h.~ngry,
looking
far
to
be
found.
zent
EIr.Fty
Shit.
cainpfire
light
flickers
on
JACK'S
face
finishes
beans.
around
scrrounding
forest.
Knows
ENNIS
wouldr.'t
Takes a
Wig
out
of
bottle.
snap:
ENNIS
ride
into
camp
Butt,
dism~unt,
obscured
darkness.
worried
than
angry,
his
concern
with
indignation.
the
hell
you
been?
Up
with
the
sheep
all
day,
ar.d
. . .
EIJNIS
walks
towards
the
tent,
fire
illuninatinc:
his
face.
a
log
by
the
fire.
cut
on
his
forehead,
gaping
now,
dried
blood
covering
side
of
of blood
ZACK
Good
God,
Ennis...what
happened?
ErnIIS
(exhausted)
a
bear.
(motions
Took
off,
pulled
food everywhere.
Beans
'bout
all
left.
who
slaps
ENIJIS
Whiskey.
up
the
whiskey
bottle
and
hands
ENNIS
grabs
the
bortle,
from around
whiskey from
the
bandanna
EKUS
takes
the
bandanna
and
slowly
dabs
the
cut
Winces
have
matter with
XGUNTAIN:
rifle
shot:
ENNIS
buck,
dead
on
the
ground.
JWK,
smiling,
whooping,
stands
behind
him
looking
direction
ENNIS
the table
you
missln'.
mve
on.
Can't
Forest Service catch
with
nc
deer.
CASP:
DUSK:
the
capfire,
and
in
silence.
chewing
and
chomginq,
and
the
crackling
of
the
fire.
EXT:
BROKEBACK
MOUNTAIN:
CMiP:
LATE
loping
bay mare.
for
breakfast,
go
back
sheep,
evenin'
checkin'
for
damn
coyotes.
got
no
right
tnis.
ENNIS
the
fire,
dishing
up
supper
ENNIS
(hands
Jack
a
plate)
You
want
a
switch?
out
there.
point. Point
both
ought
a
be
in
this
camp.
And
that
goddamn
like cat
mind
bein'
out there.
warnin',
cook worth
~ood
with
a can
(eatins)
Can't
be
no
worse
than
Sure,
mind
ENNIS
packs
a
few
biscuits
and
coffee
onzo
his
bip
rangy buckskin,
Cigar
Butt.
I.iounts.
his
rifle
in
off
his
sadzle,
and
hands
JACK
won't
:hat.
takes
ride:
off
across
the
frosty
ground.
MOUIJTAIN
ESENING:
for
dinner.
EIWIS
has
only
his
jeans
and
boots
on,
no
basin
of
hot
water,
shaves.
ZNNIS
Shot a
son=
a
this
hot
water?
shakes
his
head)
EIUIS
off his
washcloth under
dinner,
glances
over
now
and
then
throllyh
ENNIS
finishsd,
against
boo:
soles
to
=he
fire,
two
empty
hean
cans
with
spoons
in
them
nearby,
fried
potatoes.
a
piss,
his
jeans,
having
trouble
rolling
rzkes
a deep
bottle
next
to
Stands
to
adjust
gurgles
nearby
ENNIS
Don't
rodeo
much
myself.
Only
kind
a
ridin'
interests
than
eight
seconds.
What's
of
ridin'
a
stock
for
eight
seconds?
JACK
Money's
a
good
point.
fixes
his
buckle,
again
next
2nd
grabs
the
whiskey
bottle.
a
swig.
ENNIS
(laughs
for
they've
ger
stomped
winnin
was
a
bullrider,
thin?.
Never
once
come
reaches over
bean can.
3egins
to
scrape
the
last
beans
out
of
(eats)
Your
brother
and
righ:
by
you?
EliIl'IS
Did
the
could
after
considerin' they
nothin'
but
can.
tongue
loosens
suddenly.
EIn?IS
(cont
school
transmission
went
on
the
pickup.
1.1)'
moved
my
brother
got
up
near
Worland.
married
no
how
up
here.
Silence.
over
at
ENNIS,
smiles.
EUNIS
(cont'd)
that's
than
you've
spoke
in
the
past
two
weeks.
the
first
Two
weeks?
spoke
in
fine calf
bell
they
BROKEBACK
MOUNTAIN:
NIGHT:
into
the
night
wind,
through
the
glimmering
frost
back
towards
never had
csuld
paw
the
~:h:-,s
back,
light
from
the
camp
where
BROZEBACK
MOUNTAIN:
DRY:
SEE
JACK
and
ENNIS,
the
dogs,
the
sheep
moving
higher
up
the
mountain
pasture.
Both
horseback.
blue heelers
BROKEBACK
W3LINTAIN:
DUSK:
tnem
pitching
primitive
this
JACK
ar,d
EITNIS
wit3
each
other,
laugh
and
jcke
they struggle
BROKEBACK
MOUNTAIN:
C-VIP:
NIGHT:
tent
but
finally
pole.
JACK
by
the
firs,
plapirg
damaged
harmonica,
squalling
the
tune,
A
whiskey
bo=tle
ENNIS
This
tent
don't
look
right.
JACK
stops
�laying,
glances
and
the
tent.
JACK
goin'
nowhere.
again
on
the
harmonica)
ENNIS
(amused)
That
harmonica
dm't
sound
quite
That's
'cause
kinda
flattened
when
thst
nare
threw
you
said
that
rhrow
you.
got
lucky.
lucky,
that
harmozica
tmu;cia
brske
in
laugh.
HOUNTAIN:
(LATER):
sings
a
Pentecostal
hym,
"XATEK-WilLXING
causing coyotes
in
the
distance.
in
words
of
final
verse)
My
mams,
she
believes
in
the
Pentecost.
ENKIS
Exactly
what
Pentecost?
(pause)
Pentecost...
(realizes
he
has
know.
know
what
the
Pentecost
is...nama
never
explained
world
ends
and
fsllas
like
you
and
off
ENNIS
Vh
uk,
speak
for
yourself.
bs
a
sinner,
but
They
both
laugh
heartily,
in
a
great
mood.
MOUI4TAIN:
NIGHT
The
moon
up,
notched
past
the
morning.
fours, struggles
ZWNIS
(weaving)
Too
late
out
a
them
damn
sheep.
You
got
grab
forty
winks,
ride
out
at
first
light.
when
that
fire
up)
ENNIS
Doubt
he
staggers
under
the
canvas,
pulls
falls
the
ground
chth.
follows,
crawls
BROKEPACK
MOWJTAIN:
C-UP:
NIGH?
STILL):
=he
night.
EBNIS
shivers,
ENNIS,
XOUXTAIIJ:
C.9ElP:
TENT:
DPLX,
JUST
BEFDRE
DAXN:
inside
JACK'S
awake
now.
ENNIS,
on
his
back,
hands from
ENNIS,
awake,
his
hand
he's
touched
ACTION OCCURS,
AkiAv'A'i
TO
THE
IiIGHT
LANDSCAPE,
AND
HE.9R
THE
SOUKDS--THE
BELT
BEIICG
UEIEUCKLED,
JEANS, ENNIS
IIiTARES
his
with
other
on
his
hanb,
go
except
for
a
few
sharp
intakes
ENIITIS
shudders.
Then
out,
down,
CtJQ2RQ
MOVES BACK
TENT,
fall
asleep.
INT:
BROKEEACK
MOUliT2XIK:
CP-?:
TENT:
FULL
in
a
red
dawn.
asleep.
ENNIS
has
a
top-grade
headache,
crawls
out
from
under
the
bedroll,
his
pants
around
his
knees.
lulls
up
his
pants.
the
tent.
EXT:
BROKEEACK
MOUNTAIN:
has
just
mounted
Cigar
Butt.
buttons,
of
the
tent.just
in
you
for
supper.
Leaves.
EXT
MCIDWAIN
with
the
flock,
ridina
Cipar
Butt,
the
blue
heelers
running
and
One
dog
begins
to
bark
incessantly.
EFNIS
rides
over
to
and
discovers
t5e
victim
of a
MOUNTAIN:
Thougi
doing laundry.
the
stream,
carefully
out
E~IS's
only
other
shirt,
button-up
western-style
shirt,
and
hangs
branch
next
combined
wardrobes:
three
pairs
(CONTINUED)
wears
socks
6P.OKEBACK
IKUNTAI1.1:
CAtlP:
TENT:
tiJX::
and
ZACK
the
tent
togezher.
dress%.
ENNIS
coyotes'll
feast
if
bead
pulls
on
his
shirt
in
the
of
ths
tent.
Scoots
outside,
pulls
on
his
back
flczk.
EXT:
BROKEBACK
XTE
AFTERNOON:
3
Ciqar
B2tt
and
rides
along
EXT:
BROKEBACK
HOUNTP-IN:
sun leaves
tke
sky
ablaze
in
crange
and
purple.
ENIiIs
rides
into
camp.
when
he
ENKIS
avcids
his
eyes.
PIOUNTAIM:
3rd
ENNIS
cutsi3e,
the
tent.
EKWIS
leans
back
against
the
log.
Far
below,
the lights
the
trucks
crawling
slowly
pLain.
leans
back
against
the
log,
thing
we
gct
goin'
here.
(pause)
~obody's
business
bur
ours.
EXNIS
(fiat)
no
queer.
in
too
quickly
ENNIS
up
at
the
MOUNTAIN:
main
camp
on
Brokeback
zhrough
Fan
the
camp.
?orses,
dogs,
then
not
quite
Focus
sharpens:
THO
off
their
clothes,
laughicg,
cutting
up.
MOUNTAIN:
belong
Looks
at
his
watch.
Raises
again--lowers
them.
from
expression on
firewood.
riding
a
AGUIRRE
your
uncle
Harold's
in
the
hospital
with
pneumonia.
expect
both
scramble
inside
the
tent,
pull
the
flap,
but
the
wind
back open.
ncw
if
blow
away.
(looking
out)
drift
if
ma
sent
news.
do
here,
much
you
=an
do
nei=her.
Not
~nless
you
can
cure
pneumoaia.
looks
direction
of
toxards
the
bxoculars
and
shoots
rides off.
wind
dishes,
Grab
gear before
away.
the tent
bcck
and
pitch.
Then
hailstones
begin
to
pepper
dom.
the
wind)
You'll
you
can
bo
now.
MOUNTAIN:
grey
morning.
mounted,
hselers
locking
mass
of
milling
sheep.
away,
?us:
huge
mixed
herd,
gesturing
wildly.
EI?NIS
What're
do?
handle
this.
up
like
a
banty
CHILEAN
SHEEPHE-WERS.
ENNIS
Cigar
Butt
and
curses
under
his
breath.
(bluffing
the
Chiieans)
with ours.
CHILEAN SHEEPHERDER
LCual
prolema?
iCmea
a you
Enqlish?
CHILEAN
SHEEPHERDER
iQue
CHILZMJS
look
puzzled:
neither
speaks
English.
realizes
his
scene
of
bravado
has
fziled
ENNIS)
You
speak
Spanish?
his
head--looks
at
sheep)
CHILEANS)
out our
sheep. That
SIIZEPEERD~RS
look
a=
eac3
orher,
confxed
1.iOUBTAIN:
gritty,
zloudy
Leather.
ENNIS,
JACK,
heelers
and
the
work
confusion
of
sheep
and
dust,
taing
to
separate
the
two
herds
that
have
mixed.
a
sheep,
arand,
which
the
gcddamn
paint
brancs
are
were
off
(trying
of
sheep
out
of
the
main
herd)
try,
at
least
rigkt
for
Aguirre.
Acuirre.
ENNIS
(frustrated,
Fuck
.4:uirre?
What
if
we
need
for
him
again?
a
stick
this
out.
respond.
Leans
the
paint
brand
again.
ENNIS
resumes
the
wary
separating out
t5eir
herd.
EXT:
ENNIS'S
as best
of Brckeback
on
his
harmonica
Hank
Giilliams's
"RAW-LIGA."
run
zhe
sheep
off
again
if
you
don't
playing.
MOUNTAIN:
crawls
out
of
the
pup
snow
covers
beautiful
plain.
But
the
sun
gleams
brillizntly
off
the
snow,
which
beginning
lopes
into
camp
on
Cigar
Burt.
There
a
of
here
and
there.
packing
gear.
showed
up
again.
Says
didn't
die
after
Says
briag
ENXIS
sure he's
there's
another
storm
coming,
movin'
in
from
the
Pacific.
(pause)
this
one.
ENNIS
of
August.
That
snov
barely
stuck
boss,
Ennis.
EIllIIS
dismounts.
MOUNl'AIlJ
camp
gear
piled
high,
on
and
shirts
unbuttoned,
are
wrestling,
at
horseplay.
half
tense.
to
lighten
his
mood.
trying
and
knees
him
in
the
nose.
Blosd
psurs,
gectin;
on
bsrh
jumps
to
his
gers
uc,
the
blood
coming
nose
own
shirt
slfeve,
and
him
in
the
jaw,
causing
back
and
fall
on
his
up
rubbin?
his
ENNIS
looks
down
at
him,
wipin?
his
bloody
his
deniir
sleeve,
furious
and
despairing
szirring
in
him
than
he
knows
xhat
with.
Turns,
picks
up
his
saddle.
I?GUNTAIN:
PLAINS
train
the
sheep
toward
the
the
uaiting
trucks.
feels
like
he's
in
but
headlong,
irreversible
fall.
The
boys
oith
fee&in~
EXT:
SIGXXL,
WYCMING:
SAEEP
PZNS
stern
and
not
pleased,
walis
amid
sheop,
looking
them
over.
watch
from
the
fence.
never
went
up
there
with
hard
look)
stiffs ain't
shift
uncomfortably.
WYOMING:
wind,
hard
and
cold,
snow
flurries.
awkwardly
by
JACK'S
old
green
pickup.
door open,
en
the
running
brcise
coming
up
on
his
;av
from where
peper
sacK
w~th
hi5
. .
hazes
the
air
with
fine
grit.
looking through
(pause)
Like
Alma
and
married
in
on
a
ranch.
(pause)
draft
the
around,
They
shake
hands,
hit
each
other
on
the
shoulder.
rearview
away.
his
hands
in
his
pockezs,
watches
him
go.
Stands
there
in
the
wind;
begun
to
spit
snow.
across
before
he
prcves
too
a time.
ir:to
an
alley,
drops
knees
in
new
snow.
Kneels
there,
silent,
longing,
loneLiness
overpower
him,
emotions
stronger
than
he's
fcr
another
person
consume
him:
he
feels
and confused
Pcnches
the
wall,
bloodyin;
both
his
knuckles,
his
eyes
fill
with
angry,
stinging
tears.
Pauses,
looks
ERIiIS
him.
the
fuck
you
lookin'
at?
The
on.
i?YO?~IE?G:
CHURCH:
DAY:
ALm--small
woman,
yoring,
big
hair--at
the
altarin
a
box
of
a
church.
COI%%OYS,
ENNIS'S
RAN-B3NED
SISTER
EIWIS
his
collar.
a
dress,
happy.
FIYONING:
HIGHWAY:
WINTER:
DAY:
1964:
spinning
doncts
in
a
parking
lot.
The
truck
this
way
and
the
icy
snow.
in
delight;
truck skids
=he
front
seat
laug!licg.
The
tinny
radio
plays
Roger
have
to
over
and
gas
'bout
you
stay
right
there,
and
over
on
your
lap.
over
onto
seat
They
kiss.
Sweat blooms
Sagebr~sh
tall
along
the
highway,
swayinq
in
the
ho:
wind.
a f
lo~uacious
middle-aged
man
with
a
bad
case
of
plumber's
butt,
works
alongside
hia.
Talks
incessantly
lady's
tryin'
a
this.
(self-deprecating)
her strong
micds
run
in
my
family.
2idn't
think
that
was
her
kefps
For
huntin',
anyways.
species
in
Wyomin*
alone.
Was
tellin'
Pat,
'no
gonna
eat
but
at
TII4I.IY
shuts
up.
boys.
(to
Tinny)
Del
work
coo.
TIIWY
shuts
up.
spits,
wipes
from
his
to
shovel.
RIITZRTON,
I.;?'3I.!IIJG:
DRIVE-IN:
MIGHT:
SEE
SNNIS
and
ALIG
drive-in.
Eating
papccrn.
Paul
IJSkman
the
r.ovie
screen.
her
head
cn
her.
She
cuddles
in
her.
SUI.U.IER:
DAY:
his
truck,
which
than
ever.
Drums
his
ficgers
on
the
steerlrg
wheel
in
time
LOVE"
his
Texas
Playboys,
whlch
blares
fron
hls
fuzzy
sidewalks
and
dilapidaied
storefronts,
someone:
just
being
bloim
around
by
the
wind,
and
pulling
their
grocery
parks
in
the
dirt
the
dust
and
fine
gravel
pelticg
his
truck's
windws
like
hail.
door
of
the
inside
his
truck.
Zxits
=he
truck,
wind
his
but he
his
hat
on
his
head,
Squinting.
HOUSE:
SIGNAL,
FYOI!ING:
DAY:
P.GUIFPJ3,
2n
the
ashtray.
the
door
slams
3ehir.d
him.
P.3JISm
looks
up,
and annoyed.
ZOE
AGUIIiRE
(ccntlnues
reading
the
newspaper)
what
the
wmd
(uncomfortable
beat)
(MORE
you
was
needin'
any
help
this
surmr?
your
nothin'?
AGUIRRE
doesn't
look
up.
(cnnt'd)
Nothin'
up
on
"rokeback?
(looks
cp
from
the
paper)
go=
no
work
for
you.
AGUIIiFE
An
awb~ard
moment:
the
brim
of
the
hat
in
his
hand,
looks
he
wsnts
ain't
been
in,
has
he?
AGUIRRE
glares
at
him
even
harder.
The
vind
hits
the
-,railer
like
of
dirt
coming
off
truck,
leaves
a
temporary
You
boys
sure
found
to
make
the
up
=here.
the big
on
the
wall
behind
AGUIRRE's
head.
(cont'd)
Twist,
you
guys
wasn't
sremed
the
hard
at
hYOI.IING:
TRRILER:
out
of
the
trailer.
The
door
behind
him.
out
over
the
harsh
landscape,
the
wind
blowing
right
through
him.
his
truck.
Sirs
there
for
taking
in
the
of
a
cabin
oc
high
plains
ranch.
The
edge
of
the
world.
Kindy,
bitter
cold.
.ALI4A,
her hip, waits
approazh--it
long, long
UlG.
looks
lonely,
HSUSE:
NIGHT:
on
the
bed,
unbuttoning
his
shirt.
of
chear,
toys
on
the
floor.
From
the
next
baby
cocgh
and
wheeze.
Flicker
of
the
corner
of
the
room.
R4NCE
3OUSE:
walks
over
to
the
F.?ANCINE
and
couqhinq.
~p
cradles
her.
l'wo-year-3id
h~qs
rocks
FitnNCIIJE.
her
hair)
You
now,
darlic'.
her
daddy.
WaddLes
back
to
hsr
bed
and
crilwls
cnder
the
covers.
FR?.NCIlU'E,
has stopped
cough~~g,
back
bassinez
and
walks
over
(cont'd)
You
be
a
good
your
maaa
tomorrow,
and
into
weekend
acd
and
walks
BEDROON:
NIGHT:
and
a:
her
crzps
her
s:ilnny
ams
around
hm.
her
coughin'.
Alma
go
into
town
this
weekend.
can't
we
move
to
tohn?
(pause--studies
him)
I'm
tired
of
these
lonesome
the
baby.
Scairt
to
far
fro%
the clinic.
has one a
hand up
could
work
the
road
crew
again.
EIJNIS
'bout
=hat.
for
rent
in
Riverton.
the
laundrymat,
cheap.
two
now,
hand downward.
objection, long
iz's
cheap
and
Hucp
as
she
becomes
excited.
Begins
to
squirm
against
his
hand.
what
he
has
done
with
JACK.
face:
she
hates
chis,
but
doesn't
protest.
TOiilg
ARENA:
SUIMER
comes
flyin9
off
a
Brahma
:hen
he
hits
the
grsund
do
we
turns
his
ankle.
The
bull,
angry,
slcbkring,
or;
top
of
him.
distracts the bull,
s+fely
past
JACK.
The
bull
nearly
tramples
the
R3DEO
CLOh?N.
RODEO
CLOWN,
an appealing
nan
with
of
the
colleye
his
clam
make-up.
ordered
bar,
ba~tered,
bedraggled--watches
him.
EARTENDER
the
CLOWN
his
limps
3ver
and
hands
the
BARTENDER
and
CLOWN
look
surprised.
BARTEN3ER
what's
this
for?
Jimbo
that's
what.
Best
rodeo
worked
wizh.
bartender)
rigbt?
Okay,
then..
before
the
money
changes
hands
thmks,
cowboy.
If
rodeo
kand
a
b2ll
off
of
buy
an
alcoholic
1or.g
ago..
his
shoulder.
There
CLOIW
an
uneasy
feeling
he
Lriendly
his
beer,
stacds
up.
'd)
PuLling
bulls
off
you
buckaroos
my
job.
Save
your
money
for
your
next
entry
fee,
coh'boy.
then. ..thanks
anyday.
Watches
over,
with
of them
theis
shoulders
like
bandoliers.
BARTENDER
(seen
try
calf-roping?
like
afford
a
fuckin'
ropin'
horse?
never
tried
calf-ropin'.
and
embarrassed,
looks
ovsr
at
the
bar.
Drinks.
OF
Riverton
citizens
Other
children
with
their
parents
play
nearby.
ENNIS
Francxe'll
BAh7D
a
tmny,
sliqht:y
off-key
rendltlon
of
THE
REPUBLIC."
her daddy's
dowc)
go,
aarlin'
an
behind
the
DEL
Around
the
EIK7R
tee-rh
limps, dragging
a haif-empty
drunk.
Sit
themelves
d0vn
on
the
grass
and
his
family.
BIKE2
skanky
hitch
fucks
arouad
on
slap
her
good.
3IKER
put
up
with
that
shit
you..
shoots
ENNIS
lock.
ZNNIS
takes
a
deep
breath
looks
over
his
sho.~lder
at
the
TWO
confrontational)
You
boys
wama
keep
twa
here.
Indignant,
they
glare
first
of
the
fireworks
the
sky,
exploding
in
sync
with
the
verse,
"...bombs
burstin:
the
shw.
ENNIS'S
mve,
his
mounting
anger,
gently
the
want no
EPn:IS)
You
ocghta
then.
Move
somewheres
else.
stands
now,
her
hip,
her
mother's
skirt.
QuickZy
gathers
looks
back
at
then kicks
in
the
fece,
bloodying
his
nos2
and
knocking
cold.
the
girls
move
away
in
horror,
the
firwdorks
and
mzsic
in
the
background.
Several
of
the
scrrounding
families
packlng
up
club-foot)
what
about
it?
%nna
swallow
'bout
half
your
6IKER
his
palms
raised
in
front
of
him
in
?ose.
90:
tonight,
bud
sure
rather
not.
sacks
away,
dragging
his
unconscious
friend
along
wit
stare
acd
wide-eyed:
they
have
witnessed
of
fury
in
hin
that
they
have
never
arena
dressed
in
the
flashiest,
nst
costly
rodeo
finery,
the
barrel-racing
fine,
expensive
quzrter
horse,
runping
the
barrels.
quite
fall
roiinds
the
the
hcrse
she's
ths
Kentucky
Derby,
of
the
arena
A!WOUlXER
says
and
gentleaen,
look
fly
Phillips
in
Childress,
her
tiv.e
nlne-tenths
seconds.
?and!
The
words
out
as
the
crowd
gives
the
tailgate
of
his
old
pickup,
taping
his
zig!:t
tan2
upcoming
buli-ride.
Hears
applause.
Looks
around.
auarter
horse
and
the
YOUNG
out
of
the
arena,
everybody
standing
ray
back,
givinq
her
room.
just
hat
flies
off,
lands
the
hat.
ZUREEN
trots
back,
patting
the
sweaty
horse
3n
the
shoulder
to
zalm
him.
her
hat
back
to
her.
Sees
prezty
lace,
though
heavy
makeup
causes
her
rather
severe.
her--for a
=o
lock
him--notices
his
thick,
dark
hair,
his
appealing
face,
his
sturdy
body--she
takes
her
hat,
then
passes
on.
her
ride
back
arena.
Walks
back
to
ARENA:
CHILDRESS,
TEXAS:
NIGHT
(LATER):
flattered
ty
rodeo queen
hangs
spinning,
bull,
actually
nakes
a
fine
ride.
Gocd
dismount.
the
clowri
this
sure
leoked
like
the
winning
ride
TEXAS:
NIGHT
(LP-TER
STILL):
carrying
his
bull-riding
buckle
and
old
pickup.
need
to
eaves.
. .
all you winners before anybody
1-
(EVEN LATER
STILL):77
LUREEN,
coiffed,
only female
anong a lot
raggsd
cowboys,
happens
next
to
PHQTOGWHER
Say
goes off.
Twist,
was real
at
hin)
abashed)
No
bi~
deal..it
just
fell
off
practically
ir:
my
lap.
smiles
again.
ct
a
table,
the
bar.
Every
then
at
her.
Each
time
she
right
at
hm.
bartender)
You
know
that
girl?
do.
Lureen
Phillips. Her
snlls
farm
equipment.
big
farm
equipment.
Hundred
thousand
dollar
zraczors,
that.
aqain.
still looking
him.
and
csrres
scraighz
are
you
h~aiting
for,
cclxhoy
mating
za112
She
leads
him
onto
the
dance
floor.
The
jukebox
plays
Kitty
ANGELS.
Peeling
wallpaper.
Fain:
soucd
machines
coming
from
below.
her
hip,
coffee
cup
in
the
ather
hane
Vlatches
from a
2hliIS
start
his
pickup.
sputters,
finally
catches.
dckm
on
the
windo;\?
:he
Another pickup
cf
the
house
just
after
ENNIS
leaves.
The
I4Ol?RGE,
littln
man
in
a
grocer's
apron
and
cap,
steps
out
of
and
carries
three
bags
of
groceries
to
the
front
door.
the
door
and
Alma.
Xfiere
you
like
'em?
pleased,
by
this
gestce
ths
table.
you,
Monroe,
you
don't
go:
adoringly
at
ALMA)
going
over
bustec:
You're
riglrt
MO3IiOZ'S
good
nature.
Sers
her
purse
from
rhe
counter.
ti73dles
do
appreciate
you?
14ONRQE
pulls
the
receipt
cut
looks
'ight
dollars
and
seventeen
Cents.
of her
another
tw3
d3llars
Hands
them
you
and
(looking
around
the
messy
kitchen)
. . .
Don
worry
about
FLrn
(blushes)
Why
you,
nonroe.
his
hat
to
door
and
fcllo\s
him, waves
HCSPITAI.:
t.L\TEFUITY
has
just
delivered
and
her
FATEER,
and
her
husband
there
nurse
brings
already
ilk€.
Just
arms
for
his
ssn--the
nurse
to
hand
a
smooth
interception,
takes
the
baby
right
her
kan,?~.
L.D.
PHILLIPS
Wother.
He,looks
exactly
like
adoringly
a:
her
father.
in,
dusty,
dirty.
GLRLS,
one
rcnning,
one
toddling:
to
daddy.
the
stove,
chicken
fried
steak.
Makes
gravy.
Ennis,
somehody
name
From
Texas?
up
FRRNCINE,
stops.
ENNIS
why?
toward
the
kitchen
table)
You
got
Delisery.
ENNIS
the table,
hand
iiolding
a
postcard.
over
Hope you
=he
24th,
~hought
acd
buy
you
Drop
line
if
yol:
czn,
say
there."
The
hand
trembles
evel:
dsesn't
somebody
you
cohrboy'ed
with,
or
the
postcard
down,
picks
up
rodeos, mostly.
fishing
buddies
trails
off.
look
coloring
and
coos.
The
effect
of
goes
unnoticed.
POST
OFFICZ:
at
has
postcard.
zwist,
Texas,
turns
writes
ENNIS PEL
then
puts
his
address on
through a
has
taken
ths
day
off
Paces,
wearing
white
with
wide
black
scripes
Looks
in
the
mirror.
Looks
out
dow~
at
the
throagh
roon.
ALK4
fans
herself
with
social
possibility)
Flaybe
hot
to
cook
anyways.
ain't
type.
likely
lust
and
he
shows.
RIVERKIN
AFTEPBOON
table.
Ashtray
f311.
Thcnder
growls
in
the
distance.
ENNIS
no
longer
paces,
table,
wondering.
sounds
cf
a
pickup.
EINIS
jumps
up,
looks
out
the
window:
green
pickup
slowing
on
the
the
laundromat.
EXT:
3EL
RIVERT3C)N:
LATE AFTERNOON:
CCNTIWOUS
wind
up.
Liphtnin~,
thunder
picku?,
stiff,
his
beat-up
3esistol
tilted
back
on
his
head,
holds
blowing
off.
INT:
OUTSIDE
DEL
LANDISG:
RIVERTON:
LATE
CONTIliUOUS:
ENNIS
has
stepped
his
apartment,
do5r
behind
h~m,
taking
the
each
other
by
the
shoulders,
hug
mightily,
squel~in?
breath out
~ther,
lock tumblers,
coze
XT:
DEL
LATE
P.FTERNOG11:
CONTINV3US
froin
the
storm
outside
blows
through
the
DEL
pushing
the
front
door
open:
and
strainin.?
shoulders.
SEE
the
kiss;
WE
ALIa'S
PGV,
EIWIS'S
back,
his
head
tilted
sideways
and
downward,
but
they
are
doing.
JACK'S
hat
fails
off.
and
the
apartment
now,
Sacks
away
from
the
front
door
or
two,
pale,
struggling,
trying
she
has
just
witnessed.
DEL
RIVEP,TQN:
LATE
back from
vhen
opens
the
a
this
t~~--2nCi
stands
in
the
narrow
light,
looking
out.
out.
up
fcr
the
dim
Light)
Alma,
this
Twist.
Jack,
my
wife,
Alma.
heavinc,
does
not
turn
away
from
can
inzensely
familiar
odor
of
musky
like
grass,
and
with
rushing
cold
r.ountain.
'd)
reason)
Alma,
Jack
and
each
other
in
four
years.
though, has
mderstands
many
things
now,
havi~g
aged
years
in
the
space
cf
a
few
moments.
Sure
enough.
Behind
her,
lig3tning
lights the
window
like
a
white
a
kid?
little
girls:
Alma
Francine.
(pause)
Love
them
to
pieces.
got a
bcy.
Eigkt
months
old.
Texas
girl
Lareen.
EN!?IS
to
leave.
out
an3
dr~nk.
Might
not
bzck
zoxghr,
we
Sure
enough.
Takes
from
her
A1n.a.
misery
voice)
Ennis..
(alrea.tp
heading
you
want
smokes
there's
shirt in
SIESTA:
NIGHT:
the
small-town
raugh-cou!ltzy
motel
in
Riverton.
SIESTA:
ROOl.1:
strewn around
whiskey
bottles.
The
room
blue
with
leans against
JACK
the
ecige
of
the
Sed.
Both
smoke.
about
this.
Swear
know
qoin'
him
a
look.
JACK
(cont
'd)
Yeah,
Red-lined
way,
cm~ldn't
fas:
enough.
EIWIS
Four
about
up
on
you.
Figured
that
punch.
that
next
sumner
back
up
talked
'bmt
a
�ob.
(a
beat)
you
hadn't
been
back
there,
so
Headed
dovn
for
rodeoin
Made
year
bullridin',
fuckin'
s=anred.
Texas. Half
fixFr.'
old
man's
go:
money,
farm
machinery
busi~ess.
(pause
he
hates
go
now,
but
one
of
these
days
too
busted
ain't
like
in
with
xoney
go
to
college,
treined
out
while
EIWIS
takes
from
his
sittin'
up
to
figure out
if
here
we
both
got
-,,~ives
and
kids,
right?
doin'
wonen,
but
Jesus
nothin'
like
:his.
(pause)
Never
had
no
thoughts
a
doin'
another
guy.
Old Brokeback
got us
wha=
now.
Friend,
we
got
situation
here.
out
his
there's
nothin'
we
can
do.
(pause)
them
four
yaars.
Love
my
about
Alma?
her
f~ult.
What
about
ym?
yo'dr
wife
and
baby,
that
place
in
Texas
you
and
hardlv
If
whit
happened
back
there..
in
the
direction
of
...g
rabs
on
us
like
thas.
that
in
the
wrong
place,
we'11
be
dead.
Sits
up
on
the
edge
of
the
bed.
and
ENliIS
(cont'd)
No
reins
on
this
one,
buddy.
Scares
the
piss
out
of
Ereath.
rodeo, Ennis.
in, don't
Nhclt
if
you
and
Lureen's
old
mac,
you
down
payment
if
~'d
whoa, whoa, whoa.
coin'
a
be
with
what
in
loop.
stricken.
like
them
.and
dead.
EXT:
SIDE
OF
ANGLE
FATHER
leads
ENNIS
and
K.E.,
E?!NIS
'S
of an
CamerE
=heir
backs
and
ENNIS'S
FATHER'S
head
of
frame.
the
ditch,
the
two
boot=
app%a!--
Mine-year-old
EWIS
and
eleven-year-old
down
CORPSE.
The
SEIFL'S
BODY
of
view.
�:as
these
two
old
guys
ranched
tcgnther
down
home,
Earl
and
Rich.
They
was
even
though
they
They'd took
drug
him
around
by
his
his father's
the
looking
down
body--as
his
eyes
widen,
the
horror
wash
over
his
nine-year
old
face
beat.
JACK
(white)
You
seen
tkat?
what,
nine
years
old?
Dad
my
brother
laughed
about
he
done
the
job.
and
was
to
put
in
:pat
door
rigkt
now,
you
Two
guys
living
No
way.
way
the
hell
=he
bzck
voice shakes
fucki-'
years?
lookin'
at
people
what
the
do?
hate
yoc're
gsin'
a
drive
away
in
the
rnor~in',
and
back
9ut
if
you
can't
fix
go=
a
stand
give
fuck
about
other
people.
Son
of
Ennis,
take
a
couple
days
off.
Xight
now.
Throw
pour
stuff
in
the
back
jcst
shot
out
sky.
Give
that's
happenin'
here.
ringing
off
in
another
motel
room.
answering
picks
up
on
the
bedside
table
and
dials
his
own
number.
charmed, and
a
school
Cnristnas
play.
an angel
wings,
singing
aza
daccing
on
stage.
at
him
in
the
ribs.
thec
straight.
TEXAS:
dour,
over-alied
a
fancy
air-conditioned
tractor.
can
drive
anything,
a
fine
job
of
putting
the
that
piss-ant
used
to
ride
the
bulls?
to
STORE:
a
and
a
though
as
cute,
grocery
store.
groceries,
manager,
wearing
a
cheap
smiling
zt
customer
leaves.
a
box
of
Jcnicr
Min:s
and
ALt.4.a.
What
smilin'
'bout?
!ONROE
(chewing,
Gotta
ZONR.3E
Gust
happy,
Stop
that!
Just
then,
into
the
store.
their flirting.
EKIiIS
xalks
up
to
back
office,
afraid
of
(pointing
vatchin
the girls?
They're
outside
in
the
truck.
coulda brcught
home
your
smkes.
'Sides,
past
their
bedtime.
picker
you
give
dam?
smokes,
the
picker
they'll
rmch
hand,
a
sqcally,
snsw-spitting
day.
Bioody,
grix..
TEXAS:
bedroom,
cramming
clothss
into
a
duffel
xhe
bag
zipped
up.
Finally
gezs
her nails.
LUREEN
Why
cac't
your
buddy
here
and
fish?
a
hurry)
'Cause
the
Bighorn
Mountains
ain't
in
Texas.
manicure)
Dcn't
you
drivin'
up
or
three
yeax,
him
never
here.
another
shirt
that
needs, looks
You're
not
even
listenin'.
my
%arm
her
hands,
her
nails)
you'd
help
~obby
with
his
facing
her)
you,
L.Jreen,
help
with
his
reading.
why
ain't
you
called
the
school
with
a
special
~eacher.
Look,
fourteen
high~ay
ahead of
go.
(looks
around
again)
You
sure
you
ain't
seen
seen
your
goddamn
puts
his
coat
on,
on
trip.
PUlk
Sonroe
says
tney
got
a
openin'
over
pcuer
company.
Waybe
you
can
check
when
you
ENnTS
nods,
barely
acknowledges
ALKA'S
request.
FILZNCINE
reach
us
good-bye.
him;
he
gives
her
a
brief,
one-arm
hug.
EMNIS
out
the
door.
up
his
tackle
box.
Hey
in
his
pickup
truck
pulls
up
Jack has
over
RIVERTON:
EVENING:
LC0
in
front
television
watching
David
Carracine
in
play cards
floor
nearby.
night.
Looks
want
to
once
in
Doesn't
answer.
101
101
in
bed,
ENNIS
hopsful
lcok
on
her
face,
peeks
over
sf
the
magazine
husband,
They
begin
love.
behind
as
we
the
bills,
not
to
cake
no
precasticns
(stiffens)
If
ycu
don't
want
no
more
of
my
kids,
happy
a
leave
you
alone.
her
breath)
have
'em,
if
you'd
support
his
bask
to
the
wall.
reaches up and
a
bleak
divorce
gsvel
granted.
sad,
but
truck
bleak
southern
li'y0mi:g
landscape
after
passing
TO
THE
just off
happy,
feeling
like
he
could
drive
for
days
days without
sleeping, sings
the
ra2ic
playing
Zatsy
truck.
looks
what
"Divorce
final.
alcllg
with
rhe
music
with exaggerated
stor,
grinning.
105
ENKIS
seats
his
truck.
Shcts
the
passenger
door
and
walks
around
as
JACK'S
truck
pulls
into
his
driveway,
blocking
ENKIS'S
trcck.
ENXIS
puzzled
why
but
Out
of
the
trucZ.
Walks
Up
to
ENNIS,
they
h.Jg
another mightily.
surprised
and
happy)
What're
you
doin'
here?
holds
up
your
message
'bout
ENAIS
considers
a
moment--still
doesn't
understand.
Tie
message
said
your
divorce
was
fjnal,
WED
to
ask
'bout
ten
different
people
was
livin'.
E!WIS
hxhac
has
happened:
mlstakenl?-.
that
ENNIS
has
cone
around,
that
this
finally,
to
be
togezher.
Smile
leaves
his
face.
Rubs
hls
jaw
breath.
Uncomfortable.
leaves
his
face,
too.
Realizes
he's
made
a
terrible
mistake:
turns
pale
under
the
weight
of
disappointment.
iiumiliated,
then devastated.
JPXK
but trapped)
girls this
weekend...otherwise
you
could
stay.
as
hell
sDrry.
cacght
3gain
in
a
wrenching
situation
with
pcwerless.
once a
agony
now)
barely
broatte.
weak
snile)
week
in
Jcne,
then..
back
truck,
the
postcard
his
hand.
Drives
cf;.
him
go.
PLAINS:
JACK
blazing
along
�i
his
pickup
truck.
Radio
plays
14erle
haggard's
desalate
but
knows
where
he
EXT:
TEXAS/!r;EXZCtW
BORDER:
JUAREZ:
LATE AFTERNOON:
a
road
sign:
JACK
in
his
picku?
~nck
crossing
the
border
int.0
14exico.
HEXICAN
BORDER
the
bar,
lonely,
in
land.
Sips
tequila
out
shct
glass.
The
MEXICAN
BA3TENDER
walks
over
BhRTENDER
un3
mas?
few pesos
BARTENDEi?.
Stands aad walks
14EXICAN
BARTENDER
Buenos
nochss,
Senor.
without
looking
back.
BORDER
TOXN:
NIGHT:
CON?INLIOUS:
out
of
the
cantina
ar.d
into
the
sultry
b!exican
night.
The
activity.
streezs
his loneliness.
F-UIILIES
and
LOCFiS
intermingle
on
the
side~walks.
poses
with
a
DONKEY
walks
toiiarbs
steps
out
smiles,
Couple
pars.
Wazches
them
go.
GUITARIST
small
shop,
soulfully
plucking
Stops next
dr3ps
the
The
G;rITARIST
of
LITTL~
BEGGAR
CHILDREN
hit
up
JACK
for
zhange.
them
each
a
few
coins
and
mves
his
way
through
the
cr~wded
club
bordello,
painted
wmen
adorn
the
brightly
HODRERS
stand
in
doorways
enticir.5
passersby.
The
sidewalks
with
MILITAX
Sirens,
people
yelling,
Mexican
polka
music.
A
HPJJDSOHE
dressed
for
Out,
makes
eye
contacz
wizh
~~CK--gives
him
a
knowing,
sedkive
stops. Hesitates
HOUSE:
THANXSGIVING:
DAY:
The
PHILLIPS
home.
Wall-to-wall
unconfortable
furniture.
!.limy
pi-.otos
winninq
barrel-racing trophies.
=hey
LUKEEH,
BOBBY,
age
eight,
LUREEN'S
long-suffering
I4OTHER
PHILLIPS, JACK'S
tible
int3
their
places
sable,
corning
from
the
on
the
of
the
2allas
Cowboys.
head
of
the
has
jusz
reached
for
L.D.,
older
but
no
kinder,
takes
them
right
out
of
almost
did
the
baby.
Whoa,
kind of
gracious.
thought
you
the
trouble.
if
you
don't
eat
your
dinner,
have
off
=hat
television.
Nama?
this
food
cext
then
dohn.
back
in
his
chair,
pouts.
your
can
pox
can
wacch
the
game.
L.C.
carving
on.
carving
our
eyes.
Nothin'
wroric
with
the
boy
watchin'
kmerica
(direct
lo~k
Boys
should
watch
football.
up--barely
maictains
his
composure)
he
finishes
the
meal
his
mama
spent
tkree
tours
fixin'.
Walks
and
LUREEN'S
startled:
up
this
before.
They
watch,
silent.
agaln,
hard
at
Jack,
again)
Eell,
focrth
quarter,
game'll
he
over
'f3re
dinner.
flaskes
a
look
who
does
nothing.
the
table,
grabs
his
hat
and
coat
from
rack
by
the
front
door.
Leaves.
L.D.
PHILLIPS
(Looks
after
Jack)
Where
the
hell's
(looks
back
family)
pass,
f+mily
can't
even
Thanksgiving
dinner..
(acnoyed
with
her
husban3
and
her
father)
She
dm!n
in
front
of
the
television
hersel?.
(to
his
wife)
Boys
should
r~~atch
football--right,
I,:other?
You
want
your
son
up
a
you?
LUXEEN
ignores
him,
smokes.
(conz'd,
i\.On't
leave
Don't
you?
HOUSZH3LD:
THANKSGIVIKG
NIGHT:
MOflR3E:
head
table.
from
t4ONROE.
from
her
daddy.
The
girls
nine
and
seven,
respectively.
ENNIS
dressed
in
a
collar
threadbare.
MONROE,
head
teble,
carves
turkey.
?regnant
cheexful
for
sad
daedy.
when
you
rode
horses
rodeo.
story,
honey.
Only
'bout
on
that
bronc,
an'
the
next
thing
flyin'--only
no
angel
like
you,
and
didn't
have
no
wincs.
that's
the
story
of
my
saddle
bronc
career.
love
faces
rept
when
their
daddy
speaks.
~espite
his
urromantic
appsarance,
he
has
HDUSEHOLD:
gallantly
brcught
plate
into
the
kitchen,
counter.
Leans
against
the
counter.
food
off
plates.
to
to
Znnis.
(pause)
worry
'bout
you
bein'
alone
so
much.
ton
big
room)
Once
burned...
You
with
Jack
Twist?
her
tone,
but
controlled)
how
never
trought
any
tzouts
home.
Always
said
you
caught
plenty,
you
the
girls
like
fish.
(pazse)
your
ths
night before
five
years-acd
on
the
end
of
the
bring
home,
then
you
lookin'
and
said
yoc'd
caught
and
Looks
her
fzce.
scraping harder
pattern
off
the
plates.
in
the
chacce
and
there
was
my
noze
now)
That
touched
water
in
on
the
water
in
the
sink,
sluices
the
plates
don
nothin'
on
him)
Con't
lie,
don't
try
what
Jack
Twist?
Jack
and
him..
her
spring
eyes,
Mind
your
own
b~siness.
doc
a
yell
for
Eonroe.
fuckin'
go
right
ahead.
Go
on
and
luckin'
yell.
him
eat
=he
fuckin'
floor
an3
you,
ge:
out!
sobs
hear
hard
cow,
years
and
anger
welling
spilling
over.
NONROE
HOUSEHOLD:
LIVING
R0313:
TH.?XKSGIVING
NIGHT:
the
living
about
two
strides,
igccring
th3
startled
after-dinner
ciqar.
shoves
when
a big
huq
and
kiss.
Slams
out.
'tHA1.lKSGTVIHG
NIGIIT:
CONTIbUOUS:
a
right
again, follow
the
front
striop
of
the
house.
Daddy..
his
old
battered
pickup--locks
back
RIVERTOH:
BLUE
across
rhs
Bt'J?
EASiE
B.W..
and
without
looking
about
~aiks
across
the
;he
bar.
with
roughnecks
in
Ft
?as
sharply
to
:ieep
from
hitting
him,
that
their
dog,
an
ugly,
touqh-
looking
mongrel
out
of
the
back,
nearly
run
over
coming
R0UC;HNECK
of a
wazch
where
the
f~ck
you're
gcin',
you
nearly
got
my
hesitarion,
around
the
pickup,
yanXs
caen
rhs
driver
the
huge
man
out
in
the
slushy
him
and
kicking
him.
Knees
him
nuts.
rhe
ROJGHNECE,
the
ROUGHNECK
rolling
around
including
the
big-tired
pickup
that
almost
hit
the
dog.
ROUGENECK
hell's the
aatter
with
that
cowboy?
the
under
the
big-tire3
pickup
that
from view.
has
gathered:
some
rnder
the
truck.
ROUGHNECK
cowboy
must
be
loco.
Folks
don't
usually
jump
on
Hershel
like
that.
Hersjel,
battered
home
across
the
lonely,
empty,
snowy
plain.
Rolls
the
windov
of blood
night.
EI?NIS
the
mountains,
Like
Randslpk
Scott
and
in
only
more
wearher-beaten.
and
EIWIS
drink
from
a
stream.
In
their
an
imaginary
rifle
at
"fires".
The
deer
runs
away.
EflUiS
on
korseback
cross
river.
T.??
crossing
struggle
Sut
they
rake
the
other
slde.
the river,
103ks
on
both
faces.
EWNIS
tike
shelter
from
a
hailstorrr.
cnder
a
tall
evergreer..
ElJlJIS
pitching
a
harmonica around
=he
campfire.
frcm
a
whiskey
poor
food,
spoons
in
bottles,
whiskey
bottles.
ENNIS
looks
mostly
tfle
sew,
clder,
but
of
the
two,
has
thickened
some
through
They
aren't
fishing.
Just
one
ancther,
ecjoy
=he
the fire.
in
shirtsleeves.
never
wear
(grin
Seems
like
spring
be
spring
where
you're
sittin',
but
goddamn
winter,
next
m,zcning,
atop
a
ridge--locks
as
if
the
whole
of
Wyoming
thzm.
The
sky
blue,
not
a
clouhto
Sky's
so
deep,
could
drown
lookin'
up.
ENI4IS
How's
your
boy
doin'?
thirzeen
now.
Can't
hardly
riad.
Lureen
he
must
be
dyslexic
she
won't
admit
to
=he
Alma
lightened
up
on
you
EWIS
(shakes
his
head)
girls
once
sixteen
Francine,
she's
the
live
wire.
shy one.
ENllIS
and
riding.
120
EARS
NIGHT:
crowded
with
COWBOYS
and
their
scene.
on
the
near
to
Eagles
"U.?.3PJ)Y
GONEm.
The
the
bar
empties
cur-ry
in
jeans
and
past
ENwIS'S
booth
to
a
glass
of
white
wine
in
her
hand.
:ASS12
has
her
eye
on
331iIS,
~ho
looking
on
the
pops
a
quarzer
in
the
j3kebos.
ENMIS
an
starts
towards
the
on
the
jtikeb~s.
CPSSIE
opportur-.ity,
steps
in
front
of
(appealing,
direct)
Just
finished
Kanna
dance?
L03ks
past
CASSIE
men's
room
door.
ENNIS
(pointing
over
CASSIE'S
shoulder
to
the
mnn's
on
my
way
(grabs
ENNIS'S
pointing
finger)
CASSIE
takes
a
reluctant
ElIlJIS
finqer
and
leads
him
flonr,
glass
down
on
the
(being
pulled)
Ennis
and
only
~eople
on
clear
that
ENIJIS
cannot
cance.
dcesn't
mind,
makes
of
the
moment,
enjoys
herself,
shaking
out
of
3er
ass,
:he
chorus,
CASSIE
and
CONTI1.TITOUS:
The
dance
ends;
they
ENHIS'S
booth.
CASSIE
across
Drinks
her
whlte
wine.
The
WAITRESS
refills
her
glass
cheap
a
CASSIE
~otions
ENNiS
dancin'
for
CASSIZ
You're
safe.
hurt.
CASSIE
takes
her
boots
off,
her
looks
on,
amused.
ENNIS
Hard
wark,
(playful)
Yeah,
drunks
like
you
demanding
beer
after
beer,
smoking.
d3
ENNIS
iiell,
earlier
today
castratin'
calves.
CASSIZ
Winkles
up
her
rose,
shivers,
then
thrusts
her
sto-king
EKNIS'S
lap.
ENNIS
are
you
coin?
CASSIE
to
rab,
night.
Panhandle
wind
blows.
thsir
Cadillac,
hurrying
to
a
big
country
dance.
North
Calla5
now,
fur
coat,
too
much
a hairdo.
whize
Stezso:.
Both
See a
stop?ed
on
the
shouldsr
ahead,
hazard
lights
flashing
pulls
even
with
the
pickup--no
other
traffic
on
the
lonely
road.
cocple
just
started
.:;orkin
Roy
Taylor.
new
foreman?
vindow
down.
dam
her
window,
sharpfeatured
his
wife
LASHAliN--blond,
skinny,
manic.
They
ir,
party
clothes,
so
resplendently
TWISTS.
under
the
hood
with
no
success.
LASHArm
tip-toes
over
to
her
high
hesls.
=he
problem,
(chatty, friendly
We
got
out
pickup,
problem.
Randall
nore
thm
chewing
gun
and
baling
keep
goin'
listen
he
was
goin'
deaf
tomorrow.
gives
up,
~ods
hello.
Twist,
my
wife
hcpa
Guess
she's
thrown
two bocnd
big party
in
Childress?
They
nod.
in
ac
ride
with
us,
and
home
after
the
dance.
If
you
can5t
fix
by
God,
drive
off
from
it--that's
my
TEXAS:
NIGHT:
over
the
stage:
"BENEFIT
FOR
XWUY
CHILDREN'S
HOMEw--underneath,
"CJAXIE
DANIELS'
Csniels'
Band
fiddles
away,
couples
on
the
dance
floor.
The
TWISTS
and
the
at
dance
floor.
LUREEN
bored.
LASHAWN
has
cockzail
dress,
and
jewelry,
but
much
than
LUREEN,
skinnier,
perky,
thirzy.
LASHAWN
(chatters
like
Pledged
Txi
and
never
thought
I'd
end
up
in
like
Childress,
bat
then
&ggie
and he
w+s
an
animal
husbandry
so
here
Delt?
Kappa
Phi
nysell.
LASHAiG4
(inpatient)
though
quite
sorcrity
sisters,
we
may
have
with
ourselves,
Lureen.
Our
husbands
ain't
the
interested
in
dancin',
they
don't
of
rhythm
ain't
it?
Husbands
don't
never
dance
with
their
\jives.
(sarcastic)
thzt
tine--doesn't
take
her
bait.
a thought.
Lashawn)
Wanna
dance?
They
begin
LASHAiW
(chatters
like
Randall
take
the
car,
but
he
said
no,
the
roads
bad
politely,
but
over
her
shoulder
at
LASHAWN
on
the
dame
floor.
LASHMN
(cont
'd)
then
died.
'Ccurse
he
don't
never
listen
to
CHILDRESS,
RANLISLL
stand
the
dance
hall,
waiting
for
their
wives
snoke.
notice
how
a
woman'll
powder
her
nose
before
a
party
then
potider
when
the
party's
over?
your
nose
just
home
.X_a?D.%L
(as
if
the
vanity
of
women
subject)
if
couldn't
in
with
Lashawn
long
enough
Koman
zalks
a
blue
streak.
boss's got
house
Said
(pause)
Think
you'd
like
to
go
down
there
some
weekend?
Drink
fish
you
know?
Before
respond,
the
in
the
cold,
careful
not
in
the
icy
parking
lot,
LASHAW
talkin.;
streak,
just
like
RnNDALL
said.
and
CASSII:
ENNIS'S
truck,
trying
popcorn, swigs
dast
into
the
windshield.
The
soand
fron
old
audible
over
the
windstorm.
The
wind
inro the
CASSIE
(hits
him
on
the
shoulder)
3ush
up,
Ennis,
this
3e's
learnin'
how
to
be
a
Jedi
knight.
ENNIS
stop
the
blowing
dust
his
trcck
cab,
ru,cks
an
shirt
in
the
crack
created
movie
speaker.
EKNIS
fillin'
with
dust.
CASSIE
(rapt
Turn up
EMNIS
(fiddling
with
the
speaker)
Up
as
high
strong gust
auy,
ieavicg
a
rectangular
hole
in
Luke
Skywalker's
face.
Suddenly,
his
window
just
enough
the
into the
dirt.
off.
ENNIS'S
EliSiS
pnlls
the
drive-in.
CASSIE;,
ElJNIS
glances
over
at
CASSIE,
who
avoids
his
look.
Turns
and
looks
out
the
windcw.
CASSIE
away
from
ENNIS)
You
hardly
ever
zake
place
nice.
you
everwhere
CASSIE
Everwhere
in
Xiverton.
Why
can't
yo2
take
c~ulci've
seen
indoors
in
Casper.
incredulcus)
Three
hours
2nd
robots?
CASSIE
So?
You
drive
just
and
fishic'
with
yox
friends.
EWIS
doesn't
know
what
ENXIS
acd
through
scenery,
alxys
high
up:
and
JF.CK
riding
their
horses
up
in
the
Bighorns.
beautiful
crisp
autumn
day.
a
mountain
pool.
and
standing
highest point
Sighorns.
snoczes
caapfire.
shakes
him.
They
bath
go
CABIN:
waits
with
his
bedroll
poor
line
cabin,
nowhere,
much
like
the
one
lived
In
daughters
were
young.
ranch road.
time,
the
pickup
that
arrives
fancy
ner::
double-seater
with
chroms.
steps
ou:,
uearing
modish
new
rodeo
d2ds
and
a
tall
wnize
They
look
another
a
moment,
msking
sure
they
and
sure
you
do,
bcd,
strike
oil?
had
his
capped
Lureen's
old
man
drgpped
dead,
she's
runnin'
the
business
now.
Sends
fairs
and
stock
shows
big tractors.
rhe
latest
thing
chutes,
ought
co
life
now,
Ennis.
'd)
Cope
on, throw
yox
stuff
in
goin',
go.
EXT:
IWJNTAIIlS
=hem
vindinp
up
a
mountainside,
patches
of
snow
shad3
rove
cp,
descend
dam
have
a
rouyh
camp,
small
tent,
a
welcoming
fire.
down
lake,
squats,
dips
sips
drinkin'
that.
(pause)
swallow.
Passes
the
one
two
things
right
no:,'.
!.KlUYTAI!S
MIGHT
(LATER)
and
ar~und
tke
canpfire,
the
hut
all
the
back
fire
xith
Looks
up
at
the
night
sky,
clouds
churning
past
the
mccn.
snow
tonight
for
sure.
found nobody
irterested.
(passes
Beer.
puttin'
the
blocks
over
in
Riverton.
gives
JACK
uncharted
territory
ENNIS
fcont
'd)
(cont
about
you
and
Lureen?
(sarcastic
lovey
dcvey?
(drags
on
the
joint)
Lureen
was
never
that
way.
She's
good
hard
deals
in
the
mschinery
business,
but
marriage
goes,
do
telephone.
(passes
got
goin'
with
a
over
in
Childress.
Ranch
hacd's
wife.
Expect
husband
one,
ever'
off
ENKIS
deserve
both
laugh
the
laughter
at
Ennis)
Tell
you
what...truth
fire.
?owerful
look
ENNIS
the
hcrses
into
hitched
zo
truck.
flood
wher.
their
to
end.
When
the
gate
on
the
horses,
his
glove
against
his
leg
a
tine
or
,+:13o
on
Tlat.
a
day
meanin'
to
bud.
November
before
and
before
the
winter
feedin'
Nclvember?
What
in
a
ncgust?
Christ,
Ennis,
you
haa
a
fuckin'
xeek
some
about
this.
EIJNIS
in
cold
weather?
a
,.,:here
a
go
to
t.lexico.
EXtJIS
I.lexico?
the
maod)
ou
know
travelin'
done
around
the
coffeepct,
lookin'
for
the
handle.
silence.
'd)
Lighten
up
on
m,
Jack.
hunt
in
November,
kill
Gon
wroe's
a
goad
year.
his
glove
again.
Never enough
know,
friend,
bitch
of
a
unsatisfactory
situation.
You
used
a
come
away
seein'
EIJNIS
Sack,
a
work.
Them
quit
how
brake
time.
hear
a
child
suppcrt?
one.
the
tough
enougk.
The
tzade-off
(FaEse)
you
g3t
accasatory
once.
ElJNIS
says
nothing.
Straightens
up
slowly,
rubs
forehead.
??i\lks
ro
the
horse
s3mezhFng
that
only
the
horses
can
hear.
T~rns
and
wzlks
a
I3exico
has
heard.
been
a
Mexico,
Jack?
for
these
years,
and
here
ucexpacted.
What's
the
fxkic
problem?
ENNIS
this
to
you
one
time,
Jack,
and
foolin'.
Fhat
know,
all
thsm
things
know
could
(pause)
say
one
you
what,
a
had
life
goad
life,
had
pl.ace
of
our
own.
You
wouldn't
do
what
now
Mauntain.
Everything
built
on
that.
boy,
fuckin'
all,
yoo
know
that
if
you
don't
cever
know
the
the
damn
few
twenty
years.
14easure
the
fuckin'
short
leash
ycu
keep
then
zsk
14exico
and
then
kill
needin'
hardly
never
no
fucbin
hcsd
bad
xake
iz
on
a
ccnple
fucks
once
or
twice
(paust)
You're
too
much
for
ycu
son
hitch.
(pause)
hov
to
quit
you
Like
vast
clouds
of
steaa
from
thermal
years of
�no:
unsayable--admissior.s,
declaraticns,
shames,
guilts,
fears--rise
around
stants
as
if
hearrshot,
face
gray
and
deep-lined.
Fights
kattle,
grimaces,
his
eyes
s=rexing
clenct.ing,
ground on
thinks
nsybe
heart
attack...or
overflow
of
an
incendiary
rage.
..Emis?
Starts
towards
him,
but
WNIS
jerks
away.
tovards
and
xhis
doesn't
=hey
ancther,
a
fierce,
desperaxe
embrace--
managing
to
torque
thicgs
almost
they
had
been,
for
xhat
they've
jus:
nothing ended,
starts
off
in
his
pickup,
pulling
vho
would
be
talf
frcr
watches, goes
a
profound
merory:
MOUNTAIN:
C.U-IPFIRE
much
younger,
stands
by
the
campfire.
behir.3:
als3
mch
younger.
that
way
for
a
moment,
back
into
EIJNIS.
ENHIS'S
breath
and
quie:,
then
he
gently
rock
back
and
forth
a
=arm
ruddy
chunks
of
light,
the
shadow
of
their
bodies
a
single
colunn
agairist
a
rock.
ENNIS
nums
Kothing
though he
that
ENNIS
does
not
embrace
him
face
bzcause
he
does
not
want
he holds--because
and
sexless
hunger,
that
really
sleep
but
and
tranced--until
EIJNIS,
dredgLr.q
Up
a
rus:y
phrase
from
the
childhood
time
Sefore
his
mother
died,
seys
Time
hay,
cow5oy,
to
go.
(pause)
now,
you're
sleepin'
on
your
eve=
his tent.
EXXIS'S
spurs
jingle
as
he
mounts
his
hors?.
ENNZS
you
tomorrow..
ENNIS'S
horse,
the
grind
3f
hoof
or!
ZNNIS
=ides
away,
him
go.
TRAILHEAD:
COi4rINLoUS
THE
PRESENT
now,
watches
truc:A
fade
away
into
the
distance,
that
dozy
enbrace
solidi5ied
in
his
memory
single
moment
of
happiness
in
their
separate
and
difficult
lives.
RESTAUR9IiT:
RIVERTCN: NIGHT:
ezting
a
apple
pie
acd
drinking coffee.
the
WAITRESS
of
food
past
serves
couple
in
Glen
Campbell's
"SOUTHEZN
NIGHTS"
plays
from
the
speakers
rnoun:ed
ceiling.
She's
dressed
jeans,
her
vhite
blouse
ilntucked
She
dishevellad,
has
been
CONTINUED)
her eyeliner
trailinq
down
her
face.
She
booth,
him.
CASSIE
(lo-d
you
been?
The
restauran;
silent.
CASSIZ
where you
hoen?
seen
you
for
wasn't
goin'
out
tonight.
Denny's
ain't
goin'
hungry,
CASSIE
Been
drivin'
around
for
hours,
lookin'
for
your
truck.
ENNIS
drops
his
fork.
the
plate.
The
noise
self-conscious, looks
around.
CASSIE
you
wasc't
=here.
ENflIS
Didn't
know
you
parole
officer.
CASSIE
your
parole
officer.
girlfriend.
Why
rreat
CXSIE
looks
hard
face:
he's
dark,
distant,
inaccessible.
CASSIE
En~is
he's
hzrting
her,
but
know
what
look
on
his
face
changes
then,
to
lo~eliness.
She
that
she's
not
the
ansys:er.
up
ENNIS'S
hand.
Tears
well
up
in
CASSIE'S
eyes.
She
door.
ENNIS
the
window
RIVERWN:
comes
out
of
the
shufflln?
=hrou;h
of mail. Stock
advertising
grocery
=he
door
when
he
with
his
own
handwri5ng
on
Twist,
RFD
Texas.
address,
scamped
in
FAY
FELEPHOIJE:
DAY:
A
windy
d+y,
dust
swirls.
EMNIS
the
telephone.
SPOTLESS,
WELL-APPOINTED
KITCHEN
TEXAS:
LUREEN,
about
forty
no%,
hair
stiffly
styled
and
even
higqer,
makeup
even
thicker,
business-like,
cold,
direct,
answers
the
telephone.
ENNIS
Ch,
hello,
this
Del
Mar,
Who?
Who
XNNIS
Ennis
of
Jack's,
speaks
quickly,
interruptions)
Jack
you.
You're
the
fishing
buddy
hunting
buddy,
would
have
knov,
but
wasn't
sure
about
(h!ORE
his friends'
his
head.
callin',
to
happsned
voice)
Jack
was
pumping
up
a
flat
truzk
out
on
road
when
the
up.
The
into
his
and jaw, knocked
unconscious on
came
along, he
dicwned
in
his
own
blood.
Terrible
thing.
rhirty-nine years
RTVERTOII:
PAY
TELEFHONE:
A:
CONTIEUCUS:
the
screen
holds
only
answer
zight
away.
sui?denly,
if
DUSK:
COLTINUOCTS:
SECGNDS--ENNIS
the
evening
shaiobis
beaten
unrr.ercifully
uses
a
CUT
BACS
332
EXT: RIVERTON:
CAY:
CONTIIZUCUS:
sadness
northern
plains
rolls
dovn
upon
know
accident,
blwd
choking
do-wn
to
turn
sure
he's
5~ried
down
there?
szone
up.
cremated,
like
and
half
nere.
The
he
wanted
his
on
Brokeback
I.lmntain,
but
that
Brokeback
I4ountain
was
around
where
he
grew
up.
Jack,
prezend
place
where
the
bluebirds
sing
and
there's
a
whiskey
spring.
ENNIS
can
hardly
speak.
ENKIS
Sheep
on Brokeback
LUREEN
said
his
favorite
place.
he
meant
EPttiIS
in
Li~htnin'
Flat?
LUREEX
They'll
they
couldn't
come
down
for
the
funeral.
fcr
your
sure
am
sorry..
good
. .
touch
they'd appreciate
ashes,
Althoogh
she
her
up.
Lo~ks
like
death.
OF
'TRUCK
on
his
wey
to
Lightning
Fla:.
Sm~king.
Radio
on
ioud,
away
Johnny
Paycheck's
IT"
plays.
Suddenly
begins
to
fade
in
and
fiddles
with
zhe
dial
up,
shuts
blcws.
moans.
bald, desolate
couctryside.
several
abandored
ranch
houses
sittlng
blank-
eye:,
surrocnded
with
weeds.
The
corral
fences
have
faller.
down.
OUTSIDE
OF
LIGHTNING
PICKUP
along
in
rhe
pickup,
scribbled
instructions
he
on
a
piece
of
cheap
Cozes
to
a
dented
mailbox
xxt
to
the
highway.
Stops, leans out
has almost
"John
up
what
a
very
long
dirt
road.
OUTSIDE
OF
LIGHTNIIJG
PICKUP
TRUCK:
DAY:
EXNIS
dot of
pastures
a
few
scattered
cattle--Black
Angus,
standing
grass.
horse
stares
at
the
pi~kup
as
by.
HOl4ESTEAD:
HOUSE:
FROII'T
PORCH:
DAY:
CGNTIKUOUS:
stcut
the front
kro7wn
stucco
hoquse,
four
rooms,
two
dolsn,
two
up:
this
childhood
home,
and
this
MOTHE3.
her
eyes
looking
a%
the
pickup
truck
coming
slowly
up
her
road.
Moves
down
off
and
into
her
d,
carefui
in
her
movements,
recovering
from
an
cperation.
HOUSE:
DPJVEWAY:
DAY:
COIJTINUOVS:
his
pickup
truck
next
front
porch.
TCIST
HONESTEAD:
HUJSE:
JACK'S
parents.
him
his
hznds
folded
on
the
plastic
tablecloth.
The
father
weztherbeaten,
testy,
critical--makes
his
manner
thaz
he eapecrs
duck
in
the
pond.
JACK'S
mother--silent,
defeated--stan&.
either
of
them.
shell
of
r-iant
don't
you?
Piece
cf
cherry
cake?
ENNIS
(stiff
but
you,
but
cake
just
now.
with
an
angry,
knowing
expressicn.
(cont
awful
bad
about
Jack...canUt
begin
how
bad
him
that
if
ycu
want
his
ashes
on
Brokeback
like
said
he
wanted,
proud
uncomfortable
silence.
Fli~liS
then says
nn~hing.
what.
where
Grokeback
Mountain
he
was
special
familv
a
part
of
her
husband's
life--endczes
?$OTBER
Jack
used
every
year,
he
was
married
2nd
with
help
kls
daddy
on
the
ranch,
fix
the
gazes
ar.d
mok'
an5
all.
(angrily)
hare. Jack
xed
a
say,
'Ecr.is
deL
used
him
one
days
and
we'll
lick
this
damn
ranch
into
shape.'
notion
the
zvo
vas
goin'
up
here,
cabin, help
Then
this
spring
he's
got
another
fella's
goln'
here
with
him
and
build
and
help
run
the
ranch.
he~~hbor
a
hi
from
down
in
Texas.
up
with
his
wife
ad
here.
(sarcastic)
So
he
says.
But
like
most
ideas
the
from
ENNIS'S
face,
as:
EXT:
SIDE
R0.U:
EIJMIS'S
EARLIER
FLASHBACK,
SCENE
ANGLE
leads
ENNIS
and
brozher,
edge
of
an
irrigation
ditch.
Cazera
their
backs
and
ENliIS'S
FATHER'S
head
of
the
ditch,
of
appear.
ENNIS
and
eleven
year-old
down
CORPSE
in
the
SNNIS,
boy's face,
Then,
unlike
:he
body
in
the
ditc5.
But
the
bloodied
face
EARL'S:
IiOIlESTEAT):
TO
EN?IIS'S
face:
and
that
JACK'S
NOTHER
his
when
he
was
a
boy.
he
aspreciated
that.
(pazse)
~oo
up
you
mnt.
ElWIS
stands,
wanting
but
here,
in
kitchen, with
EPE2IS
~'d
like
that,
Ma'am,
thank
ym~.
IIJT:
ROCti:
152
of
JACK'S
room,
tiny
and
hot,
afternoon
hitting the
narrsw
boy's
bsd
aaairst
the
wall.
X-;E
downstairs running
acd
wife's
mrffled
conversation.
lcoks
the
dirt
road
scth..
.ti12
only road
desk
and
chair
stand
against
in
rack
over
the
bed.
An
ancient
photograph
of
dark-haired
movie
Schell,
wall
Seside
the
bed,
curled
and
ysllowed.
walks
cavity
with
rod
braced
a
faded
otf
from
the
the
of
jeans
crease-iroced
and
folded
neatly
over
On
the
flocr
of
worn
packer
130ks
inside
right,
and
that
ti?e
jog
wall--a
place--and
there,
stiff
with
from
bangs
old
skirt
fron
Brokeback
dzys,
blood on
ENNTS'S
own
blood,
on
Brokeback,
when
they
and
PMIJIS
sl;pped
and
kneed
him
in
the
shirt
Then
there
shirt
ins-de
slesves
carefully
~orked
down
insids
JACK'S
shirt
sleeves:
own
denim
shirt,
lozt,
long ago
Brokeback
Mountain,
his
dirty
shirt,
the
ZACK
here
inside
JACK'S
the
pair
like
two
skins,
one
inside
the
other,
one.
EIWIS
presses
his
face
into
the
fajric
in
sloh71y
for the
acd
mount-a:n
sage
and
salty
cf
real
scent,
only
the
memory
of
coo--ar!
image
of
the
mantain,
superimposed--the
imagined
power
of
Brokeback
Mountain,
of
which
norhinq
but
what
ke
now
holds
in
his
trembling
hands.
HOI.iESTEAD:
HOUSE:
KITCHEN:
downstairs,
his
hat
in
his
hand,
standinq
by
door.
JACK'S
14OTBER
the
two
shirrs
in
sack
for
Ek:NIS.
table,
stiff
and
angry
Tell
you
what,
a
family
he's
psin'
resigned
to
this
fact,
nods
old
understands
hands
him
the
sack
.nYith
the
JACK'S
mother)
Ma'am.
JACK'S
back and
his
hat
on.
Leaves.
YAW:
DAY:
back
at
the
house,
up
at
the
windox
ROO:+.
stands
in
the
:3_7':iW
off,
nothing
house and
horizsr..
HOHESTEPD:
DIRT
3RIVEFIAY:
DAY:
his
pickup,
bumping
down
the
washboard
road.
PtSses
plat
surrounded
sheep
fenced
square
on
the
wellinq
prairie,
graves
and
a
few
tilted
gravestones,
bri~h:
xith
plcstlc
look
makes
he
d0esn.t
want
to
know
that
in
be
buried
forever
on
;he
grieving
plain.
CARKASH:
DAY:
the
high-presszre
spray
hose
on
a
Large
pile
of horse
filthy.
bothered
s~acLs
the
:he
back
of
his
pickup
truck.
Lo3ks
gas
staticn!convenience
store,
oc
his
jeans.
On
irry;ulse,
he
hitting
GAS
STAT:OM/COYVENIENCE
STORE:
DAY:
CONTINUOUS:
at
the
postcard
rack.
Turns
not
finding
what
but
appealing,
filter in
Ernls,
you
ain't
what
are
you
lookin'
for,
rootin'
through
them
postcards?
!.lcuncain.
ZIGGINS
(puzzled)
Over
in
'remont
County?
a
here.
LINDA
SIGCINS
order
none
(goes
behind
her
counter)
crder
got
kunderd.
anyway.
wind,
as
ever,
blows.
ENNIS
bolts
mailbox
onto
his
house
just
to
the
risht
frort
door.
Fulls
a
nurhrs
from
his
shirt
wal:qs
around
of
che
=railer
driveway.
Zndoes
a
bungee
cord
can,
and throws
luts
the
lid
back
on,
fixes
the
bungee.
Looks
up
and
Chevy
Cazaro
pull
into
his
drivel.~ay
bnhind
his
truck.
Gecrge
Szrait's
LIVE
from
the
car
cuts,
music
stops.
AL1.U
steps out
Caxtro
and
dcor.
up
frther.
to
happy)
daugkter
:lLElA
her
daddy's
embrace.
Thought you
was
seein'
Troy.
eyes)
Daddy,
that
was
two
pears
ago.
Trey
baseball?
kno*:
what
he's
doin'.
Kurt
now.
ENNIS
Xhat's
this
do?
out
in
the
3WIS
(beat
you
want.
EIWIS
opens
the
door
holds
enter
door
DEL
HOUSE:
AFTERNOON:
COIJTIIWOUS:
formica
table.
and
pours
her
coffee
froa
hlcwinq,
rattling
the
they
czn
find
themselves
another
cowboy.
EMNIS
stands, takes
botcle
of
Cheap
from
the
fridge--a
legacy
of
CASSIE.
Takes two
?elly
glasses
dry rack
the bottle
klna
and Kurt.
and
clinks
her
glass
with
her
daddy's
ENIJIS
at
his
daughter,
his
face
full
longing.
STAXO3:CONVENIENCE
STOKE:
DAY
(TRO
LINDA
tucks
pcstcard
inzc
a
small
envelope.
LINDA
HIGGINS
T'hat'li
be
thirty
cents.
likes
him)
Big
iiivestment
lays
out
a
quarter
and
a
nickel
Leaves.
HOUSE:
pulls
his
pickup
truck
of
his
crurnpled
house.
the
vith
the
postcard
in
his
hung
the
two
shirts
mxt
suspended
from
the other
jusr
as
found them,
Takns
tke
brass-head& thumbtacks
postcard
of
Broknback
f.1ountai.n
on
the
wall
right
beside
the
Looks
at
the
a few
out
the
uindow,
great
bleakness
northern
plains
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
Story
and
February

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