The Counselor (Movie Tie-in Edition): A Screenplay (Vintage International)
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On the eve of becoming a married man, the Counselor makes a risky entrée into the drug trade—and gambles that the consequences won’t catch up to him.
Along the gritty terrain of the Texas–Mexico border, a respected and recently engaged lawyer throws his stakes into a cocaine trade worth millions. His hope is that it will be a one-time deal and that, afterward, he can settle into life with his beloved fiancée. But instead, the Counselor finds himself mired in a brutal and dangerous game—one that threatens to destroy everything and everyone he loves. Deft, shocking, and unforgettable, McCarthy is at his finest in this gripping tale about risk, consequence, and the treacherous balance between the two.
(Chuckling) You’re just glowing with sexual health? No. I love it. Yes. Bad. Badly. You havent been taking liberties with your person have you? (Smiling, almost chuckling) You couldnt touch it with a powder puff? It’s too boring. I kept waking up thinking you were there. I could smell your perfume on the sheets. I had such an enormous erection I had to get out of bed in order to turn over. Yes. In the airport parking lot. Of course. Did I know that you would do it with me? Of course. I
truck bed and goes around and he takes a walkie-talkie from a work-bag in the cab of the truck and stands in the open door of the truck listening. He checks his watch by the domelight in the cab. WIRE-MAN Anything? VOICE (MALE) He’s coming. WIRE-MAN You’re at eight miles. VOICE Yeah. WIRE-MAN That’s less than three minutes. VOICE Yeah. Flat out it’s about two minutes and twenty seconds. WIRE-MAN Can you hear him? VOICE Not yet. They wait. VOICE There he is. WIRE-MAN Yeah. I hear him.
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wearing a dress. LAURA What does that have to do with it? It’s something you like for me to say. COUNSELOR I know. But it has to be real, doesnt it? LAURA All right. I want you to put your hand inside my panties. COUNSELOR It’s the same problem. Maybe you should just say what it is that you want me to do. LAURA I want you to touch me. COUNSELOR You want me to touch you where. LAURA I want you to touch me down there. COUNSELOR You really do. LAURA I really do. COUNSELOR Say it more sexy.
whining through on a Kawasaki ZX-12 and brakes and does a donut on the concrete floor and stops and shuts off the bike and takes off his helmet. A doberman runs to him and stands up and he hugs her and tousles her ears and steps off of the bike. There is a black late-model Cadillac Escalade parked toward the rear of the warehouse. He crosses the room with her leaping about him to an island in the far corner that contains a kitchen and a bed, a tin locker, a leather easy chair—taking the bag of