Daily Dialogue — February 19, 2013

February 19th, 2013 by

[after seeing Coughlin die, Doug – still wearing his BPD uniform – hops into one BPD cruiser parked nearby with its engine running. He closes the door and drives off. He parks in front of Fergie’s shop, and enters, caught by a surveillance camera]

Doug MacRay: Rusty, something went wrong. Come here.

[Doug puts a gun to Rusty’s head and pulls the trigger, killing him instantly. The bullet passes right through Rusty’s head]

Doug MacRay: Fergie!

[Fergie comes out from behind a curtain]

Fergus ‘Fergie’ Colm: Prick!

[They start shooting at one another. We see most of the action through a surveillance tape that only shows Fergie, but not Doug. One shot from Doug’s Glock 17 causes Fergie to collapse to the ground. Doug walks over to him and puts his gun in the florist’s crotch]

Doug MacRay: Fergie, remember who clipped your nuts for you.

[Scene cuts to black with the sound of a gunshot]

The Town (2010), written by Peter Craig and Ben Affleck

The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is last laugh suggested by Vic Tional. Today’s suggestion by johncostatv.

Trivia: The studio heads initially wanted the novel’s ending, which was a darker ending for the film in which Doug (Ben Affleck) is mortally wounded during his shootout with Fergie (Pete Postlethwaite) and ends up dying in Claire’s (Rebecca Hall) apartment in her arms, like in the novel. The ending was filmed but test audiences approved the theatrical version of the ending in which Doug survives.

Dialogue On Dialogue: Commentary from johncostatv: “This scene is great because it uses a callback to an earlier point in the film where Fergie mentions he clipped Doug’s father’s nuts. Revenge!”

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