The script is from "Chicago, 2002". I have a few questions. Thank you.
Q1. In the last paragraph, I don't understand the sentence grammatically.
Is the sentence same as: the assistant D.A. promises the game (that) IittIe sharpshooter wiII swing before the year is up. ?
Why is it 'the game'?
Who is 'little sharpshooter'?
What does 'swing' mean here?
Why is Harrison gonna be governor?
A voice from news: The Windy City has taken a new criminaI to its heart. The name on everybody's Iips is Roxie Hart.
The sweetest IittIe Iady ever accused of murder in Chicago. Women want to Iook Iike her. FeIIas want to go out with her. Some IittIe girIs even want to take her home. Don't get any ideas, IittIe Iady.
On the other side of town . . . the assistant D.A. promises the game IittIe sharpshooter wiII swing before the year is up. Who knows? If he Iives up to his word , Assistant D.A. Harrison might become Governor Harrison someday.
Q2. What does "stiffs" mean here?
Mama: So, kiddo, given any thought to what you want to do after BiIIy gets you off?
Roxie: I think I'd Iike to go on the stage.
Mama: I figured as much . I aIready caIIed the Morris office.
Roxie: ReaIIy? How much is that gonna cost me?
Mama: My standard deaI.
Roxie: Yeah , well , we'II see, Mama. Besides, I don't even have an act yet.
Mama: KiIIing Fred CaseIy was your act. Those stiffs in the audience want to say they saw somebody famous.
Roxie: That's a freak act.
And why is Mama saying those stiffs want to say thay saw somebody famous?