Harry Barber: I tried writing again. Nothing came out that didn't sound bitter and cynical. And there's nothing worse than a writer who doesn't have anything to say.

Harry Barber: I was in it right up to my ears, and no idea how I was going to get myself out.

Rhea Malroux: I'm just a girl with a little ambition.

[first lines]

[palmetto bug chirping over typical prison sounds]

Harry Barber: They're not as bad as you might think. In fact, sometimes they're pretty good company.

[pause]

Harry Barber: And you can get used to just about anything in prison, even a palmetto bug.

[pause]

Harry Barber: I tried writing again. Nothing came out that didn't sound bitter and cynical. And there's nothing worse than a writer who doesn't have anything to say.

[pause]

Harry Barber: Well... that's me, Harry Barber.

[last lines]

[palmetto bug chirping over typical prison sounds]

Harry Barber: Well... I'm back in prison, back with my little friends.

[typewriter starts clacking]

Harry Barber: It's part of the deal I cut with Renick, but it isn't gonna be for long. The way I figure, just long enough for me to write my story.

[pause]

Harry Barber: And then who knows. They might even turn it into a movie.

[typewriter is shown typing the end of the screenplay and the beginning of the cast credits]