Elektra Script - Dialogue Transcript

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Elektra Script


Since time began... 

a war has been waged
in the shadows... 

between the armies
of Good and Evil. 

It may be fought
on a grand scale... 

or within the heart
of a single individual... 

or even a child. 

The Evil has taken many forms... 

and used the darkest of arts. 

 In our time,
they call themselves simply... 

the Hand. 

The Good follow
the way of kimagure. 

Its masters can see the future... 

and perhaps even
bring back the dead. 

Legend tells of
a unique warrior... 

a lost soul. 

This warrior is a woman... 

a motherless daughter. 

And it is her destiny to tip the balance
between Good and Evil. 

She is a treasure,
and both sides seek her out... 

as a final weapon
in an ancient war. 

- Perimeter, what's your status?
- Delta team, clear. 

- Alpha, clear.
- Bravo, secure. 

It doesn't matter. 

You can't stop her.

- Nobody can stop her.
- Her?

I was afraid if I told you,
you wouldn't take the job.

I never should've hired you.

Who do you think's coming for you? 

You may have heard of her.
Her name...

is Elektra. 

- You find that funny?
- She's an urban legend, sir.

That woman died years ago.

Really? Well, then somebody
must have brought her back from the dead.

You know, Bauer, when you've
done the things I've done... 

you make a lot of enemies.

My private security detail...
the best money could buy.

This nonexistent woman
killed  of them in half an hour.

I barely got away. 

Spent the next two days in Monte Carlo
wondering why she let me go.

Then she came for me.

I was under the protection
of the Hand itself, who sent their best. 

Although they seemed more interested
in killing Elektra than in protecting me. 

She cut 'em down like wheat.

Took maybe   minutes max.

Didn't really think
why I kept gettin' away.

So here I am.

And now I understand her.

She wanted me to feel this... 

what it's like
to have nowhere to go... 

nowhere to turn. 

How's your perimeter doing now? 

Delta, what's your status?

There's no signal.
Son of a bitch.

- You know, the better the assassin...
- Alpha, Bravo, report.! 

The closer they can get to you
before you know they're there.

Alpha! Bravo! Report!

- Ah, Christ.

They say Elektra whispers in your ear
before she kills you.

- Alpha.! Bravo.! Report.!
- It's too late for your boss, Bauer. 

- But you still have a chance.
- Jesus Christ!

You can't fight a ghost, Bauer. 

- Here we are at last.

Guess it's all true.

The red outfit
and the knives and...

So, what happens now?

You just kill me,
straight out? Just cold?

Don't worry.
Death's not that bad. 

Yeah? How do you know?

I died once.

So am I to understand that
with all the power of the Hand... 

that the Treasure
continues to elude us?

Yes. Perhaps if we
had pursued it sooner...

 and more aggressively... 

You dare to blame
Master Roshi?

Seems our methods
are too mild for Kirigi.

Not at all, sensei. 

But if we cannot have
the weapon ourselves...

allow me to make sure it does not fall into
the hands of those who may use it against us.

Master, allow me.

Things like this must be handled
smoothly, quietly.

Then work smoothly, Meizumi,
but quickly.


Yes, Father.



You think that's safe,
leaving the door unlocked like that? 

Geez, Elektra, you're gonna end up
with a bullet in your head. 

I brought you a little something. 

No, stop, McCabe. Don't put it down.
I already cleaned there.

- Why do you always do this?
- Get rid of my D.N.A.

Ah, D.N.A., of course. Right.

Silly of me. Listen, I just picked this up.
I know you like to look.

- It's all there?
- Less my %. 

- Half to Barbados?
- And half to the bank on the Isle of Man.

You can do better in mutual funds.
I know a guy. I could put you in touch...

- No, thanks.
- Or not. But...

Look, I don't want
to tell you how to do your thing...

but quite a body count
on this one, E.

We were only getting paid
for DeMarco.

Was it necessary? 

Had to be done.

Did it?


Did it?


Anyway, it spreads the legend.

Besides, they were gonna kill me. 

Of course they were.

And, speaking of which,
as your agent...

I am obligated to tell you we just got
an absolutely fantastic new offer...

- but that last job...
- Let's skip this one. I need a breather.

- Great idea. I'm just sayin' it's a lot of coin.
- I'm tired.

You're tired?
Well, then you better get yourself some sleep...

'cause you are gonna crash,
baby, you know that.

I mean, you even get laid?

It's a lot of money,
this new offer.

- McCabe.
- All right, fine. You know what?

Look, you want to take time off, take time off.
Call me when you wanna work.

How much?
And just tell me.


Ah, they'll give it to somebody else.

They wouldn't pay that
to somebody else.

You got that right.

They asked specifically for you.

Location's in there.
I'll call you when I get the target.

Get some sleep.

You might wanna reflect a bit.

- Again!

Do you know the way, Elektra? 

Kimagure, the ability to control time... 

the future... 

even life and death. 

I know I'm the best student here. 

Not the best.
The most powerful.

You understand violence and pain.

But you do not know the way.

- Teach me then.
- That's my point.

I can't teach you.

I want you to go.

Is this a test, sensei?

No, not a test.

Just go.

I don't have anywhere to go.

The client says
he needs you there a couple days early... 

says that's part of the deal. 

- Why?
- No idea. 

- He just wants you to wait.
- I just want to get this over with.

Hey, me too. Listen, why don't you
tell me about the view?

I hear it's gorgeous out there.
You know, you got the...

One, two, three, four, five.

- Come on, Elektra. Keep pedaling.

Five more minutes.

Don't use your hands.
Don't be lazy. Only use your feet.

Let's go!
Let's push, push, push, push!

Nikolas. Honey, please.
She's just a kid. 

Keep going, Elektra. 

Keep going.

Jesus! What's the matter with you?
You could have killed me!

What are you doing here?

Nothing. I'm friends
with the Wheelwrights.

Damn it. You cut my friggin' jacket.

- How did you get in?
- The front door was unlocked.

- No, it wasn't.
- Yeah, it was.

Look, the people who live here
let me come in all the time. Ask anybody.

Hmm. It's broken.

- So, who are you anyways? My name's Abby.
- What'd you steal?

What do you think I am?


Please don't call the cops. 

My dad will kill me.

In some parts of the world,
they just cut your hands off.


How did you do that?

Get out of here.


Oh, shit.

You know I can't sit still, McCabe.
Call me with the name. 

Client says he needs you there
a couple days early. Wants you to wait. 

- To have nowhere to go...
- Death's not that bad. 

- nowhere to turn.
- He wants you to wait. 

- You just kill me, straight out?
- He wants you to wait. 

Are you looking for me? 


Are you the new, uh, tenant?

Eddie Ferris, the Realtor... he said, uh,
a young woman had taken it for the month.

What do you want?

Sorry. This is
kind of awkward, but, uh...

have you seen a girl...
-year-old, uh, blondish hair to about here?

My daughter, Abby.

- We had a fight yesterday...
- I saw her late afternoon. 

- Oh, you did?
- She broke into my house.

Shit. Really?

Uh, she knows
the Wheelwrights, who, uh...

She, uh, didn't
take anything, did she?

- No.
- Good.

Look, if she broke something,
I'm... I'm happy to pay for it. I'm Mark Miller.

We're in the little cabin
two houses down. 

Okay, thanks.

Hi, you've reached McCabe.
But please leave just your name. 

- Do not leave a message.
- McCabe...

I'm sick of sitting here.

We don't get a name soon,
I'm walking.


How long have you
been standing there?

Like, a minute.

What did you tell my dad?

Did you tell him
I broke into your house?

- Yeah, because you did break in.
- Well, you didn't have to tell him.

I thought you were cool.

- I'm not.
- Yeah, no kidding.

Now he's on my case. He made me come
ask you to have Christmas dinner with us.

- Have what?
- Christmas?

Dinner? December ? 

Did you know today's Christmas?

Thank you. I can't.
I have something to do.

What? Everything's closed.

You're on an island.

Come on. Please?

It's just
the two of us every night...

and I'm bored out of my skull.

What are you doing?

Nothing. Why?

- Were you counting?
- No.

So, will you come? Please?

Because if you don't, I'll just keep
breaking into your house. Hmm?

Hmm. I have to
change my clothes.


I'm Abby.


Elektra. Cool.


I told you not to leave the house.

- You didn't even know I was gone.
- Abby.

Chill, Dad.
We have a guest.

I'm sorry.
She told me that you'd invited me.

I don't want to...

- I'll just...
- Hmm. Uh-uh.

- No. Please, stay. 

I'm... I'm glad you're here. 

Uh, can I get you a beer?


Her name's Elektra, Dad.

- Elektra. 

Like the tragedy.
Your parents must have had a sense of humor.

Not really.

So when she sees all the cute guys
who like me... just as friends, Dad... 

she accidentally spills poster paint
all over my model of the Taj Mahal. 

So I put glue on her shoes.

I got suspended for that,
and then I got expelled for fighting.

But that was way back
in the day in... in, um...


So, I was a little surprised
to see you take the Wheelwright place.

Not many renters
this time of year. 

It's just for the month, for work.

What do you do anyway?

Oh, layoffs, payroll reduction.

- That sort of thing.
- Hmm. 

- Sounds boring.
- Abby.

No, it is boring.
I like your bracelet, by the way.

Do you know
what those are? Here.

They're warrior beads.
They're from Indonesia.

Centuries ago, you had to be the best fighter
in your village to earn them.


I bought 'em off eBay.

Is there a school here
on the island?

 Uh, we're trying home schooling
for a while. 

I read at college level.
And I'm doing algebra one on my own.

She's a good student. 

It's the, uh, behavioural stuff
that's been a problem.

I have authority issues,
and I don't take bullshit well.

- Don't speak in that...
- Hey, Abby!

It's okay.

Suddenly I got
a teenager on my hands.

- She's hard on herself.
- You can tell, huh?

- Most people think she's a slacker.
- No, I shouldn't.

Merry Christmas?

Where's her mother?

She died... a couple of years ago.

Back in Baltimore?

Yeah. Drunk driver.

My mother died when I was young.

I should go.

- I have work.
- Come on, it's early.

 Thanks for dinner. 


- What?

Good morning. You just got a delivery.

- It's a double.
- Which makes double the money.

Yeah, that's why the big bucks. 

- What's the matter?
- Nothing. 

Good. Then there'll
be no problems.

I'll call you when it's done.

How's math going?

How do you think it's going?

What do you mean, you're not doing it?
Not now or not ever?

- Too many variables. Not enough background.
- Background?

E, they'll just send somebody else.

The storm we've been waiting...
all... finally here.

- It's moved into the Seattle-Tacoma area.
- I'll get sandbags from the shed. 

You know, this is such a joke. They make it sound
all exciting, but you know it's just rain.

If you're not too busy, young lady,
feel free to tape the windows.



Can I talk to you?

Can we talk inside?

Yeah, sure.

Hey, what's up?

Can you go to your bedroom for a minute, Abby?
I need to talk to your dad.


Go, Abby.

- Who are you? Don't lie to me.
- What?

They won’t just kill you. 

They'll kill Abby.

- Damn it.!
- Dad! 


Run, Abby!
Bathroom! Go! Go! Go!

- Stay with Abby!
- Okay.


- Elektra!
- Abby!

- No!


Damn it.

Get back!

Get back! Go!


There'll be more coming.

What's coming next
will be worse. 

I believe Kirigi wishes to
address the Council of the Hand. 

Venerable master... 

despite your delicacy
and subtlety...

you have failed to solve
the problem of the Treasure. 


Master Roshi gave that task to me.

- Yes, exactly.
- And my men are taking care of it.

Your men are dead!

Killed by the female,
Elektra, the gaijin. 


Your forces are an abomination!

Master Roshi...

the Hand cannot afford to lose
the Treasure for another generation. 

So I humbly request
you allow me this task. 

Perhaps with
a little less delicacy...

my forces will not be
defeated by a mere woman.

The task is yours.

Complete it, and you will have proven
yourself worthy of leading this council. 

I will step aside.


Oh, that's just great. The Hand. 

Of all people.
So who's gonna help you out on this one, E?

- Stick?
- Just give me his location.

Sure, no problem.
I got it handled.

Goddamn it.

You're up, blind man.

Double combo: Triple carom
on the four-three-two-one-six with a bank massé.

Uh, you don't need to call
all your shots, pops. Just the first one.

That is the first one.

Whoa, whoa.
Aw, you gotta be kidding me.

Eight ball in the corner. 

- Blind, my ass.
- Leave your money on the table. 

Here's a dollar, Abs.
Go play some pinball.

- Why do I always have to miss the good stuff?
- Just go.

Elektra. Same walk.

Same perfume.

They need your help.

Over here.

This is Mark Miller.

Mark and his daughter, Abby,
are being chased by the Hand...

and they need your protection. 

I'm leaving them with you.
The Hand is your business, not mine.

And yet you saved their lives. Why?
What did you imagine would happen next?

I didn't really have time
to think about it.

Blind instinct.

Then you and I are back
where we started, Elektra.

Did you ever ask
why the Hand was after them? 

- They don't know.
- Really? Mr. Miller doesn't know?

I do know.

The Hand wanted something
he couldn't give. 

He tried to run.

And what?

They killed my wife, Abby's mom.

There was no drunk driver.
I lied.

You're on your own.

Why did you
really save them, Elektra? 

Some kind of penance?
A down payment on your sins?

Has she told you what she actually does
for a living, Mr. Miller? 

She saved my life and my daughter's.
That's enough for me.

Then you landed on
the lucky side of the street. 

- Damn, you son of a bitch!
- Because with most people... 

Well, Elektra... 

you haven't changed.

What are we gonna do?

What are we gonna do?

You gotta run.
As far as you can, as fast as you can.

South America. Africa.
Change your name. Change your appearance. 

- You're not coming with us?
- No.

- I can't.
- Why not? Isn't that part of your code or something?

I don't have a code, Abby.

- How are we supposed to defend ourselves?
- We'll be okay, Abby.

No, we won't.

Wake up, Dad. We won't.! 

They're gonna hunt us down.
Just like Mom. 

Get in the car.

Get in the car!

What's wrong?

She's down the street.
Three blocks over in the parking lot.

We need to kill
the gaijin assassin first. 

Should we go now?

Not here.
Keep track of them.

I'm a soccer mom.

So, you, um...
you really kill people for a living?



It's what I'm good at.

That's messed up.


Well, well,
the reluctant assassin.

Sorry to drag you
into this, McCabe.

Me too.

Hi. I'm Abby. 

Hello, Abby. I'm wondering
what you're doing here.

There's plenty of room in the house. Go ahead
and help yourselves to whatever you need. 

- Thank you.
- You're welcome.

You want to pull the trigger,
or should I do it?

Oh, E.
You're crashin' on me, baby.

I said you'd crash,
and you are crashing. 

I just want to get 'em someplace safe,
give 'em a chance.

They're already dead, E.
They got no chance.

Don't go down with them. 

I'll need passports.

- I'll need plane tickets.

Sure. Throw in
some season tickets to the Lakers.


I don't want you to tell her anything. 

I hate lying.
Why can't we tell her?

- We don't know anything about her.
- She saved us.

Because she doesn't
really know who you are. If she knew...

- She's my friend.
- Your friend?

She's the only one I have.

- And I do not want to die with...
- You're not gonna die!

Don't you ever
say that again... ever.

- Okay?
- Yes.


What's the matter? Is something wrong?
They told me to change my appearance, so...

No, it's...
You look great.


Can you show me how to use those things,
the, uh, salad tongs?

- Sais.
- Sais. 

They're not for you.

I want to learn
how to defend myself.

They're offensive weapons.
They're for killing.

You use them.

I don't want you to be like me.

I do.

Do you wanna learn
something really, really difficult?

Yeah. What?

Come on.

Now sit down.

- Close your eyes.
- What is this, yoga?

- No, it's called kimagure.
- Kimagure. 

It's more valuable
than learning to use a weapon...

because it allows you to see
what's gonna happen before it happens.

- That's intense. How do you do it?
- Concentrate.


Let go of yourself and see everything
around you. It's not easy.

How long did it
take you to master?

I never actually
finished my training.

I only know enough
to keep myself alive.

But there are true masters like Stick
who can use kimagure to bring back the dead. 

- Wow.
- Close your eyes and breathe.

Just sit quietly.


How are you doing?

We're still alive.
Thank you.

Oh, don't thank me, Mark.

Please, you don't really
know what I was doing.

What you were doing there?

Sure I do.

You were there to kill us.

I knew it as soon
as you took the Wheelwright place.

I'm not a good person
to get involved with.

I'm not asking for anything.

I'm sorry.

Yeah, I hated that.

E, get back.
Get back now.! 

- What happened?

That bird's been hanging around here
since late yesterday.

They're here.

- They're here.
- Let's use the truck.

- We won't make it.
- But that's the best way.

Trust me.
There isn't time.

Use the cellar.
There's a tunnel.

Take you out past the orchard
to the trees. Head north.

What about you?

- Shit. 

Let's go.

- Be careful.
- Keep 'em safe.

- Holy...

Don't tell me, the circus is in town, huh?
I'll tell you what.

You might as well kill me now,
'cause I ain't talking.

Talking is not necessary.

- But I accept the first half of your proposal.

They're in the woods.
Typhoid, Stone, Tattoo.

Get Kinkou,
head there now. Hurry.

Hold up.

Just follow me.
Just keep running.

Get in there.
Mark, come on. Go. Go.


- Elektra!
- Shh.

Go! Run, Abby! Run!


Why didn't you tell me?

- Elektra.!
- Abby, no! 

Let me go!

Ah, you are
the little treasure, aren't you?

The war is over.

The war has just begun.

Move back, Abby. 

She is safe.

Another day, old man.

You'll be fine.
Rest now. 

Don't look for your opponent.
Know where he is. 

I'm blind, and I see more than any of you,
because I don't look.

You had no right
to drag me into this, Stick.

This whole war with the Hand, everything,
it's all about her, isn't it?

They call her the Treasure.

She was a prodigy
from four or five years old. 

Word got around fast. 

The Hand wanted her for themselves.
They tried to steal her.

- Her father spirited her away.
- And you set this up...

the contract, McCabe, all of this...
you hired me to kill them.

You're entitled to your opinion.

A father and his daughter, Stick.
You manipulated me.

Did I?

Was all this a test?

Everything from the day you threw me out,
has it all been a test?

What if I had failed?

Some lessons
can't be taught, Elektra. 

They must be lived
to be understood.

When you came here,
you were filled with anger.

All the decency you once had,
poisoned by violence and tragedy.

This is not the way.

This is not our way. 

You talk in riddles, old man.

It keeps my students alert.

I always knew
your heart was pure.

You simply needed
to see it for yourself.

What about Abby?

As long as Kirigi is alive,
she's only safe here.

She has no choice.

Two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four.

Two, three, four. One... 

Still breaking and entering I see.


You'll need it.
Keep practicing.

I'm sorry I lied to you.

Don't apologize.
You did what you needed to do.

I didn't wanna lie to you.

Neither did my dad.

It made me sick not telling you.

Everybody lies, Abby.
Nobody tells the truth about themselves.

Including you.

Especially me.

- The layoffs and payroll reductions.
- Like that.

And the, uh, the counting.

- Sorry?
- O.C.D.

I don't have O.C.D.

I had it when I was a kid,
but I haven't done that in years.

You were just doing it.
When you walk slow like that.

What are you doing?
Are you counting?

Don't mock me.

I'm still your superior.


Wanna find out?

I'm gonna go find my dad.

- Don't force it.

You're forcing it. 

You'll be better
than I am very soon.

I'm just a kid.
I don't wanna stay here.

What do you want?

To finish it, you and me.

No help from Stick, no help from your father.
Winner take all.

And when I kill you,
the little one is ours.

And when you don't,
she is free forever. 

- Agreed?
- Agreed. 

We will meet where it all began.

And it will end
where it all began.

For you, at least.

Clever girl.

We meet again. 

Now you'll remember. 

There's nothing you can do.

So the balance tips to me.

Let her go.! 

Brave girl.
You taught her well.

But it's time for a new master.

Is that what the blind man's
been teaching you? 

Not good enough.
But you'll learn to anticipate your opponent.

- Abby...
- I'm not leaving you.

- You're a pain in the ass.
- Just like you.

One, two, three.

Tattoo, the Treasure's here.

Stay right behind me.

Stay close, Abby.


Nice trick.
I've seen it before.

Abby, where are you?

- Elektra?
- Not exactly.

You know, I used to
be the Treasure...

and I don't like being replaced.

So let's keep your death
between you and me.


Enough. It ends now. 

I told you,
there's nothing you can do. 

You're slipping, Elektra. 

Come on, let's go.
Push, push, push.

Let's go. Let's push, push, push, push.! 

Keep going, Elektra.
Keep going.

I'm just a kid.

I don't wanna stay here.


Don't worry, Elektra.
I'll take good care of her. 


Damn it. Come on.


Abby, listen to me.
Listen to me.

I always knew your heart was pure. 

You simply needed to
see it for yourself. 

Hey, warrior girl.

Come here.

Come here, Abby.

I just found you.


Thank you.

Take good care of her.


Yeah, I hated that.

So, what's next? Kirigi's gone.
No one's after you.

Back to school?

- Go to the beach and get a tan.
- And get ice cream.


You gave me my life back.

You gave me mine.

Will I see you again?

We'll find each other.

Please don't let her be like me.

Why not? 

You didn't turn out so bad.

I don't want it
to be so hard for her.

That's up to her.

Anyway, your second life's
never really like your first, is it?


it's even better.

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