Witness
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Text from the original screenplay taped by myself ;-) 

Lois Lane
Clark Kent / Superman
Perry White
Jimmy Olsen
Cat Grant
Inspector Henderson
Vincent Winninger
Sebastian Finn / Mr. Makeup
Barbara Trevino
Dr. Hubert
Mr. Tracewski
Teacher
Kids
others

 
 

Part 3
 
 

Sebastian Finn...
Winninger...
Dr. Hubert...
You first.
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According to the police, Sebastian Finn wasn't just moonlighting when he killed Winninger.
The police think he's  been a successful hitman for years. I guess he finally made his ability to disguise himself as anyone pay off.
I can top that I just talked to the dean of the Philosophy department at Metropolis University.
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He used to be a member of the Elimont Commune.
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He knew Winninger, Finn and Trevino way back when.  Apparently it was a regular Peyton Place.
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Winninger and Trevino used to be together, but than he dumped her.
Why?
Because Winninger felt she was selling out, abandoning the ideals they all believed in.
Then, she took up with Finn.  They eventually split, but stayed in contact.
I can top that.  Dr. Hubert, the man no one can find.  Well, I found him.  He's flying in tonight.  He'll talk to us tomorrow.
That's great but, we still don't know the connection between increased male potency, the rainforest and Barbara Trevino.
The police questioned her and she's got an airtight alibi, of course. She was getting in her limo.
She claims she has no knowledge of any attempt on my life.
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It would be real nice if I could talk to her myself.
Yeah, good luck on that one.



Ready to call it a day?
Not quite.  I've got a little more work.
I'll wait.
Clark, there's no need.  Finn's in  jail.  I'll be fine.
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You're sure?
Yes! And don't be hanging around outside waiting for me.
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I don't plan to see you till tomorrow.
Okay. Good night.
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Good night.

Lois Lane?
Hi, Lois! Barbara Trevino here.
I missed you the other day after the press conference.
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No, I believe it was I who missed you.
Would you like to tell me what this is all about?
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I think I'll tell you when I see you. And that will be soon. Very soon.
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(knock on the door)
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Hi, Clark.
This is a surprise.
How 'bout a smoothie? It'll only take a second.
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I'm not thirsty.
Lois, what's wrong?
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Don't take this the wrong way...
What?
I guess -
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I'd just feel better if I could...
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...stay here tonight?
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Yes.
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Okay.
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Clark, drop the Kevin-Costner-protecting-Whitney-Houston bit. We're inside the Planet.
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I think we're safe here.
I've put on extra security in the lobby.  Nobody gets in or out  without proper I.D.
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Excuse me for caring.
I love it that you care.
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Hubert's waiting for you in Winninger's study.
Won't he meet us here?
Uh Uh.  He's afraid to come out, with what happened to Winninger and all.
I assume you're with me.
I assumed I would go alone.
It's still my story.
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You are really high maintenance, you know that?
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But I'm worth it.
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During the time Vincent spent in the Amazon, one of the discoveries he made was a rare plant which,
when correctly harvested and processed, increased male potency.
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So his prowess with the ladies wasn't all God-given?
Correct.
Better sex through science.
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Why not?
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He also discovered vast mineral deposits beneath areas of the rain forest that are currently protected by law.
How does Barbara Trevino fit into all this?
Barbara knew of Vincent's discoveries and research, and tried to convince him they should be exploited for their commercial value.
He turned her down cold.
Wait a minute! This Is the background sheet on Trevino they handed out at the press conference. Here we go.
Barbara Trevino is, among other things, on the of board directors of Hobbs Mining.
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Extensive mining operations in protected areas of the rain forest would constitute an ecological disaster.
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Winninger know that.  The world saw him an a hedonist, but he was really a humanist.
The plant he discovered was just one of the many potential treasures hidden deep in the rain forest,
waiting to be discovered for the eventual good of all mankind.  He devoted his life to preserving that resource.


Anything from Hobbs Mining?
No, they're being very closed mouthed. Ben Bradlee used to call it 'non-denial' denials.
You going to be all right?
Sure, I've got my protector over there.
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Mps...
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Oh, brother.
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Well, you be careful.
Aha.
Good night.
Night.
I guess it would be foolish to ask if you're ready to go.
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I've just got...
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...a little more work to do. I want you to promise me
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you won't leave before I get back.
Where are you going?
To look for  Barbara Trevino.
What makes you think you can find a woman everyone else is looking for
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and no one can find?
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I have my ways.
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And you promise you won't leave!
You want it in blood?
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Great.
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But I also don't want you here alone.
I'll stick around.
I don't mind.  Really.
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Okay. - Mmmmh...
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What?
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I'll be back to pick you up in a little while.
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Haaa...
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Stay!
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Go!
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(leaves)
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Jimmy, how about a cup of coffee?
Sure. I'd love one.
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Oh. I'll be right back.
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Oh, you scared me.
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Are you looking for something?
I found it. Now, tell me where that notebook is.
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I don't know what you're talking about.
I knew Winninger was about to expose my true motivation in wanting to be appointed chairperson of the Rain Forest Consortium.
From there it would have bean easy to grant Hobbs the exclusive strip mining licenses they needed to exploit the area.

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So, I called on our old friend Finn to eliminate him.  But, Finn left a loose and...
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Me.
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And the notebook. Where is it?
There's nothing in the notebook except Winninger's processing formula for the male potency plant.
Then I guess I went to a lot of trouble for no nothing.  But, with the strip mining proceeding as we speak and you eliminated...
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Jimmy!
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I'm surprised to meet you here, Miss Trevino.
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Cutting it kind of close there, aren't you, big fella?
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Are you all right?
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I am, but Hobbs Mining begins with clearing the rain forest.
Thanks. Jimmy.
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Big story, hu?
Hm.
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You must have been terrified.
It was a little scary.
You want to talk scary?
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I covered the governor's wife's speech at the museum volunteers' luncheon today. Her dress -- that was scary.
But you can tell me.  You were scared, right?
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Like I said, a little.
A lot.
Little.
Lot.
Why is it so important to you that I admit how scared I was?
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It just makes you more human.
Okay.  I write as well as you do, I'm more fun at parties.  But you're the star here -- the chief's favorite.  In on all the action.
And when you get in trouble, look who's hanging around to come to the rescue -- not only a cute guy,
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but also a god with a cape...
But I...
Nonononono! You asked, I am answering. You've got something the rest of us don't have, Lois.
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So it would be nice if for once, just once, you could admit that you have bad days, problems, and fears just like the rest of us.
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Cat? I was a lot scared.
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Superman got there in time. All mining operations have been suspended and the authorities are cleaning house at the Rain Forest Consortium.
I guess everything's back to normal.
Sorry I took so long. Anything happen while I was gone?
Not a thing.
Not a thing..
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Come on.
Where are we going?
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I thought you might walk me home.
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I thought you didn't need a bodyguard?
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Who said anything about a bodyguard?
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Hm?
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