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TIN

MEN

Writtenby
BARRYLEVINSON

June1986
SHOOTINGDRAFT

FOREDUCATIONAL
PURPOSESONLY

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SCREENisBLACK.Ilettersnwhiterew:dae
BALTIMORE1963.

FADEIN:

EXT.CADILLACDEALERSHIP-DAY

BILLBABOWSKY("BB"),awiry,dapper-lookingmaninhis
mid-thirties,iscirclingababyblueCadillac.A
SALESMANfollowsonhisheels.

SALESMAN
She'sabeauty.

Who?

What?

BB
(lookingatSalesman)

SALESMAN

BB
Who'sthebeauty?

Thecar.

SALESMAN

BB
Ithoughtmaybeyousawsomechick
walkingby.oosntcemIylctionntra.
Whydotheycallcars'she'?They
nevereh'yas'...always'she'.

TheSalesmanshrugshisshoulders.edhtornuBBlawask
Cadillac.

BB
Verynice...verynice.

EXT.NEIGHBORHOOD-LINEOFROWHOUSES-DAY

WehearYELLING.

INT.ROWHOUSE-DAY

CUTTO:

NORA,aratherplain,butattractivewomaninherearly
30's,ehtats.sriiyesinllupg

NORA
You'reasickman!Sick!Doya
hearme?!?!mereahayoD

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Peekingaroundthebannisterfromthesecondflooris
ERNESTTILLEY,3si,s'0oslhniaeinahandsomboyish
way.

Who'ssick?

TILLEY

NORA
WhodoyathinkI'mscreamingat?
Howmanyofyouea?tererehpureht
There'sonlyyou,sicknadoy'uera
humanbeing.

TILLEY
(quietly,coming
downafewsteps)
Where'smywhiteonwhiteshirt?
Theniceone,youknow.
NORA
It'slikeyellingthroughawall
toyou.I'mutgnoaobcrayrni
whatadisgustinghumanbeingyou
are,silalnadwantyouknowto
whereyourwhiteonwhiteshirtis.
TILLEY
Yes,theonewiththepermanent
stays.

EXT.CADILLACDEALERSHIP-DAY

BBisnowsittinginacubicleintheofficewiththe
Salesman,goingevontractrthecoonthecar.
BB
Nowdon'ttrytohustlemehere
...ean.yonwuokImhwtaIhate
beinghustled.Givemeanhonest
price,notoneofyour'special'
deals...givemehnosetrpci.ean
DoImakemyselfclear?

SALESMAN
Now,howmuchareyouwillingto
pay?

BB
Thereyago...thereyago...
you'redoingit...you'redoing
oneofthosehustlenumbers.

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SALESMAN
I'mjusttryingtogetanidea
howmuchyou'rewillingtopay.
BB
Fourdollars...Iwanttopayfour
dollarsamonth.
SALESMAN
That'snotanhonestanswer.
BB
Whatdoyawanttohear?ThatI'd
lovetopaythreendaiftyfunheddr
amonth...isthatwhatyouwantto
hear?Tellmeanwmetohwyuoumhc
topayhowmuchaIdnll'lletuoy
I'llpay,butdon'tdoahustleon
me...Idon'thmcuHwota.theikl
doIwanttopay?I'dliketopay
nothing!

EXT.TILLEY'SHOUSE-DAY

CUTTO:

Tilley'sleavingthehousewithhistieundonearound
hiswhiteonwhiteshirt.Hecarrieshissportsjacket,
andeodroyleilgnhttagnidnatssiraNoathim.

NORA
You'rebeingunreasonable.You
don'tevenwanttolisten.

TILLEY
Idon'tknowwhatIdid...Igot
noidea.Ifit'smyfault,I'm
sorry...I'msorry.Icandono
betterthanthat.Afull
unconditionalapology.

Tilleywalksdownthestepsofthehouseandgoestohis
car--aCadillac.,eHegetsinsidTRATSNEehtSndaNEGI
pullsaway.Nroamniaercatrhetsheonicnhgwatpcohr
...onelonelyfigureinaerdnuhfodoohrohbignedsof
duplicatehouses.

EXT.CADILLACDEALERSHIP-DAY

BBandtheSalesmanarecomingoutoftheoffice.

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SALESMAN
Ifyouevenhavethesmallest
problem,callmepersonallyand
I'lljustshohgtrtiauostoyinto
theservicedepartment.
BB
AndIgetaloanerifthecar's
gottostay?
SALESMAN
Aswediscussed,yougetacarif
thecarhastobekeptovernight.
BB
Igetaloaner?

TheSalesmannods.

INT.TILLEY'SCAR-DAY

Hedrivesalong,mumblingtohimself.
TILLEY
She'sgonnadrivemetomygrave...
I'mheadedtomygrave...the
woman'sdrivingmeinsane...it's
notsupposedtohappenthisway.

CUTTO:

Hestartsmovinghishead--stretchinghisneckfrom
righttoleft.

TILLEY
It'snoteveneleveno'clock
andmyneckis.upffnenigsit

Hejutshisjawout.

TILLEY
Myneck'stight...it'stight.

EXT.CADILLACDEALERSHIP-DAY

CUTTO:

BBgetsintotheshiny,baby-blueCadillac,putsitin
reverseandacehtfotuokcbaottsarstt.rlo

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INT.TILLEY'SCAR-DAY

Tilleyisdoingneckexercises,rollinghisheadfrom
lefttorightashedrives.ildthgsseeHeeraahead
andstartstoslowtontinuingodnw,ocroll.daehsih

EXT.BB'SCADILLAC-DAY

BBseesthelightisredandstartstobackintothe
street.

INT.TILLEY'SCAR-DAY

Tilleyrollshisheadbackasheslowsto15milesan
hour.

EXT.BB'SCADILLAC-DAY

BBbacksintothestreetthinkingthatTilley'scaris
goingtostop.

INT.TILLEY'SCAR-DAY

Tilleyisstillrollinghishead.

EXT.STREET-DAY

CUTTO:

Tilley'sCadillacandBB'sCadillacCRASHintoone
another.TheentirerightrearofBB'sshiny,baby-blue
Cadillacissmashed.Bothmenareshockedandmomen-
tarilyconfused.AltboandBBhTilleyae,tbtotfreab
fromtheircars.Tilleylooksathisdo.dohcklebuBB
racesuptoecaf.Tleilsy'

BB
Areyoualunatic?Can'tyousee
I'mfrtiygntoabkcotuothis
lot?There'saredlight,you
shouldastopped.

TILLEY
Me?arehatcrayou,?yzWYou
justwanttobackttoinehemiddl
ofthestreetlikethat.Aman's
justdrivinggnoldnaakbacyou
intothemiddleofthestreet.
Whatkindofdrivingisthat?
Whatkindofdriving?

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BB
There'saredlight,I'mmaking
aspaceformyself...that's
whatI'mdoing,inordertoget
intotheerts..etth.'sat
somethingyado!
TILLEY
Youcameoutofnowhere...you
boltedoutofnoplace...bolted
outofnowhere.
BB
Bolted!AtsixmilesanhourI'm
boltingintot!tehsrteeYou
schmuck!Youschmuck!
HemovestowardTilley.
TILLEY
Backawayfromme,doyahearme?
Backawayfromme.
BB
Backaway?Youwantmetoback
away?I'llbackaway.
HeturnstowalkawayfromTilley,walksandthenturns
backandkicksintheheadlightofTilley'scar.
TILLEY
You'reafuckinglunatic!

HegoesforBB,jumpshimandtheybothfallontothe
trunkofBB'scar.Peoplehavestartedtogatherand
immediatelyjumpandpullBBandTlielypara.tni
BB
You'reamadman!Smashesinto
me,attacksme...themanis
crazy!
Peoplecontinuetopullthemapart.
MAN#1
Comeonnow,calmdown,calmdown.

HeholdsBB'sarms.eyllndafosTirNAMbargtonAreh
triestopullhimoffBB.
MAN#2
Takeiteasy...takeiteasy...

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TILLEY
(topeoplewatching)
Getthisguy!Willyagetthis
guy?Backsinfrontofme,and
thenkicksmythgi.nihldae..
andI'mcrazy.Youlunatic!

TilleymakesanotherjumpforBB.yrtleoppe,ingaA
pullingthemapart.

BB
You'regoingtoprison.Death!
Death!They'regoingtogive
youdeath!

BBlooksathisbrandnewCadillacwiththesmashed-in
side.

BB
Caronlyhasonesixteenthofa
mile,andI'vebeenhit.

HeturnsbackandlooksatTilley.

BB
I'mgonnagetevenwithyou,
yousonofbiIa..h.tcnaong'm
getThisu.noisneveoyhtiw
ordinarytrafficaccident.

TILLEY
YouwanttodriveaCadillac,
learnhowtodrive.Youwant
togeteoYu?yodebomsthwinve
pickedthewrongpersontoget
evenwith.otckbainsobNyod
traffic,smashesmycarand
saystheywanttogeteven.
I'mgonnageteven!

INT.DINER-DAY

CUTTO:

Seatedatabootharethreealuminumsidingsalesmen
havingingomnrtaeriltehbreakfast.a,SELKCIPMAS
heavysetmanhinitsao,rshistlybutteedilacets05s',
andisshakinghisheadsadly.

SAM
Didyasee'Bonanza'lastnight?
CanyoutellmewhyBenCartwright
hadcoayatsyugderolover?

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GIL,whoispouringhalfapoundofsugarintohiscoffee,
looksup.

GIL
BenCartwrighthadacoloredguy
stayovernight?noedorastatehP

MOUSE,whoispickinghisteethwithamatchbook,squints
atSamwithanvniitsetigalvek.oo

MOUSE
Didheknowthisguypersonally?

SAM
No...hewasjustpassingthrough,
askedifhecouldevoyatsr,and
BenCartwrightsaid'surething.'
Itdoesn'tmakesynesneaeh...
invitesastrangecoloredguyin...
invitedhimintostay.Isthat
crazyorwhat?Ifacoloredguy
cametomydoorandsaid'canI
staythenight,'I'dtellhim
'getthefuckoutofhere'!It's
nothingpersonal,mindyou.

MOUSE
You'renotabigot,isthatwhat
you'retellingus?

SAM
Me?got.ontaiboN,'Im

GIL
Ifyou'renot,howcomeyou're
makingsuchabigthingoutofit?

SAM
It'sthefacttheBenCartwright's
onthePonderosa...he'sinthe
middleofnowhere.It'snotlike
he'slivingonReisterstownRoad
withhouseslalrauo'rend...we
talkingabouttheWesthere.It's
theideathatastrangeguycomes
tothedoorinthemiddleofthe
West.Itdoesn'tmakesense,
that'sallI'msaying.

MOUSE
Comeon...you'reabigot,that's
whatyouare.

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SAM
Listen,I'llselltintoanybody
...Idon'tcarewhoheis.A
mark'samark,whetherhe's
Chinese,IndianorfromMars...
I'mthoroughlyintegrated.Makes
nodifferencetome...Ijust
wouldn'thaveeguthosysofoen
sleepinmyhouse.

EXT.DINERPARKINGLOT-DAY

Tilleygetsoutofhiscarandentersthediner.

INT.DINER-DAY

CUTTO:

Hestartswalkingtotheboothwheretheothertinmen
are.sloyleotevrOhinwasheytaitrhewess.

TILLEY
Florence,eggsandthetoast,
thewayIlikeit.

FLORENCE,whodoesn'thavetoomuchenergy,callsback
toTilley.

FLORENCE
Nottoogooey.Coffeeright
away.

Shetrailsthelastword.klnilatuotgbaamSilstsi
hisroblpithemwnoB"azna".

SAM
Ijustdon'tbelievethat'Bonanza'
isanaccuratedescriptionofthe
West.Isaynomore.

TilleyslipsintotheboothnexttoSam.Heindicates
forSamtogivehimmoreroom.

TILLEY
Comeon,givemeacoupleofmore
inches.

SAM
Youwantmetotakemyplate...
I'lleatinolg.ttheparkin

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