Monday, September 09, 1996

Deleted Scene: Flashback #2

Flashback #2

 

EXT.  ATLANTIC CITY/ALLEY-WAY - FLASHBACK - DAY

Arthur sits on the ground, Sydney paces around.

ARTHUR
I wanted to tell you about it first, cause I knew you'd hear or maybe you'd heard.

SYDNEY
Uh-huh.

BEAT, THEN:

ARTHUR
I won't tell them anything about you, Sydney.

SYDNEY
What did they ask?

ARTHUR
Lots of things...Baltimore, the thing, Baltimore.

CAMERA NOW HOLDS ON SYDNEY THROUGH ENTIRE SEQUENCE.

ARTHUR (OC)
They waved it, but I didn't bite, Syd.  I didn't bite and I wanted you to know that.

SYDNEY
They ask anything else?

ARTHUR (OC)
They asked about everybody.

SYDNEY
You didn't tell them anything.

ARTHUR (OC)
Nothing.  I won't.  I didn't.

SYDNEY
I know.

ARTHUR (OC)
They talked about protection for me and all this other stuff, but you know, you know...I held strong, Syd.  I held strong....I held...like a man.

CAMERA DOES A SLOW DOLLY TOWARDS SYDNEY.

SYDNEY
Can I ask you something?

ARTHUR (OC)
Anything.

SYDNEY
Don't lie to me.

ARTHUR (OC)
I'd never lie to you, Sydney.

SYDNEY
Are you off the drugs?

ARTHUR (OC)
Yes.

Sydney turns and faces Arthur, who verges on tears.  Sydney holds a look on him.  Arthur looks at Sydney's hand stuffed in his coat pocket.  Sydney takes a few steps back....

ARTHUR
....Syd....Sydney....Sydney....Listen to your name, listen to me say your name: Sydney.  Sydney.  Please.

SYDNEY RAISES THE REVOLVER FROM HIS COAT POCKET, INTO FRAME, POINTED AT ARTHUR.

ARTHUR
...My baby...for my little, John, my child --

SYDNEY FIRES THE GUN INTO ARTHUR'S FACE.  CO we HEAR a PHONE RINGING.  SYDNEY places the REVOLVER in Arthur's hand and walks quickly off, down the alley and away.  CO PHONE RINGING CONTINUES OVER...

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