Roger: More than that, Hutch—it'd mean we were lying to all your teammates, too. We'd just be making it worse. When a lie starts—it involves everyone. (Pause.) You understand, Hutch? (CLOSEUP of Hutch. He lifts his head. He is biting back tears of shame.)
Hutch: I—I didn't mean it—to be—so bad. (CLOSEUP of Bill Turner. He is fighting back his own tears, CLOSEUP of Hutch—a cry for help.)
Hutch: What am I going to do? (ANOTHER ANGLE. Roger leans forward and takes him by the shoulders.)
Roger (gently): There's only one thing you can do—face up to what you've done.
Mickey: You know, every man has to take the responsibility for what he's done. And if what he's done is wrong, he's got to undo it, Hutch.
Hutch: You—mean—tell them? (Roger nods. So does Mickey, CLOSEUP of Hutch.)
Hutch: I—I'll—try. (He looks down and wipes at his eyes, TWO SHOT of Ken Lawton and Bill Turner)
Lawton: Son—it's time to go home.
And maybe a violin, playing softly in the background.
Mickey and Roger each had a complete script, of course, with the lines and cues clearly delineated, but although they'd gone through it at a preliminary reading before shooting started they didn't bother with it once filming actually began, depending instead on the quick rehearsals the director would put them through before each scene. They had little trouble. "They take direction well," said Doniger, "and they know their lines. There's not much more you can ask for." Tom Naud said, "We tried to make it clear to them in New York, and again down here, that we didn't want them to act. We didn't want them to think they had to do something special. They're playing themselves. I don't know, I think they've done it. They've been great."