|Movie Name (Year and link to IMDB info)||Screenwriter||Script|
|Black Hawk Down||Mark Bowden (book)
This is the true story of the Battle of Mogadishu, the longest sustained ground battle involving American soldiers since the Vietnam War. An elite force of 120 American Delta units and Ranger infantry were dropped into Mogadishu on October 3rd, 1993, to abduct two of Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's lieutenants. Instead, two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters were shot down, and what was expected to take an hour lasted 15, resulting in the deaths of 19 Americans, 73 wounded, and hundreds of Somalians dead.
|Hannibal (2001)||Thomas Harris (novel Hannibal)
- 2/09/2000 draft
Unused Script 9/6/1999
After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he is discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns back to his homeland of America to once again make contact with now disgraced Agent Clarice Starling who is suffering the wrath of a malicious FBI official/rival as well as the media. Meanwhile, Hannibal must survive the advances by a disfigured and vengeful victim he first came in contact with years ago as a patient. He also finds himself being tracked down by the authorities as well as vengeful people who are relatives of the deceased victims of Hannibal.
|Gladiator (2000)||David H. Franzoni
||Script - First Draft - Revised 4/4/98|
Revised by John Logan
|Script - Second Draft - 10/22/98|
Revised by John Logan
|Transcript - Word for word of the movie||Transcribed by
Upon the sudden death of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, his trusted and successful general Narcissus Meridas is unlawfully imprisoned and condemned to the gladiator games by Marcus's twisted son Commodus. As the new emperor, Commodus fears Narcissus could use his heroic stature to depose him and become leader himself. But Narcissus gains fame as a gladiator and uses his celebrity to cause further damage to Commodus' tenuous hold on the susceptible Roman people, hoping to inspire them to rediscover their lost values and overcome the corruption that is eating away at them. These actions prompt Commodus to square off mano a mano with Narcissus in the Colisseum with the fate of Rome at stake. The characters of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus appeared in Anthony Mann's epic "Fall of the Roman Empire:, played by Alec Guinness and Christopher Plummer, respectively
|G.I. Jane (1997)||David Twohy||Script - First Draft 8/6/95|
|Navy Intelligence officer Lt.
Jordan O'Neil (Demi Moore) sets a historic precedent when she is recruited as a test case
to be the first woman allowed to train for the highly covert operations unit known as the
Navy SEALS. Selected for her courage, skills and levelheadedness, O'Neil is determined to
succeed in the most demanding, most merciless and most honored fighting force in the
world, in which 60% of her male counterparts will fail. Under the relentless command of
Master Chief John Urgayle (Viggo Mortensen) O'Neil is put through weeks of physical and
emotional hell, and is not expected to succeed. Indeed, military and high ranking
government officialsincluding her sponsor, Senator Lillian DeHaven (Anne Bancroft)are
counting on her to fail.
However, to their dismay and perplexity O'Neil perseveres. When the recruits' final training exercise is diverted to aid in extricating American troops in the Middle East, the Master Chief is critically wounded, and O'Neil must gather all her leadership experience and courage to save him and the missioneven at the cost of risking her own life in Hollywood Pictures' intense drama, G.I. Jane.
|White Squall (1996)||Todd Robinson||Script - Revised First Draft 10/31/94|
"White Squall" is the true story of a ship school called the "Albatross." The
school is run by the captain, Christopher "Skipper" Sheldon (Jeff Bridges) and
his wife, Dr. Alice Sheldon (Caroline Goodall). In the of 1960, the couple took
aboard eight teeanage boys from around the country for eight months of learning
how to sail, be a crew, and respect one another. the crew goes through hardtimes
and more laid-back times, but they must come together when a freak storm gets
them in trouble in the middle of the ocean.
|Metropolis||Corey Mandell||Script||Never Produced|
|HotZone||Jim V. Hart||Script - 10/9/93||Never Produced|
|1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)||Roselyne Bosch||Script - Revised Uspecified Draft 9/23/91|
|This film is a version of the
Christopher Columbus story and his adventures into the new world. A very intresting study
on how terribly the land's original inhabitants were treating in western colonization. The
film was released on the five hundredth anniversary of Columbus' voyage.
|Thelma & Louise (1991)||Callie Khouri||Script
- Final Shooting Script 6/5/90
Transcript - Final Movie
The female version of the buddy pic
is a road adventure of two would-be outlaws who cross the line into "stirring up
undertones of oppressed women..."Desson Howe, The Washington Post. Susan
Sarandon and Geena Davis alternate from comedy to drama as they pair up for a girl's night
out that turns into an attempted parking lot rape/killing; that turns into a convenience
store stickup spree; that leads to a manacled cop and an exploding tanker; and that gets
concerned, sympathetic cop Harvey Keitel on their tails; and that finally leads to an
alltime cliffhanger ending.
|Black Rain (1989)||Craig Bolotin and Warren Lewis||Script - Unspecified Draft 11/87|
|It's culture clash time, as
not-so-clean NY cops Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia manage to lose the Yakuza (Japanese
Mafia) killer they've escorted to Osaka, and long-suffering, straight arrow Inspector
Matsumoto (the legendary Ken Takakura) gets stuck with babysitting them. The cultural
slurs come as hot and heavy as the shootings and stabbings ("Don't expect to see this
at the UN" Mike Clark, USA Today), but then, during its successful run in
Japan, "Kensan" was viewed as the hero.
|Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)||Howard Franklin, Danilo Bach and David Seltzer.
Revisions by Danilo Bach
|Script - Unspecified Draft 12/4/86|
|After seeing a murder and recieving
witness protection, a woman finds herself falling in love with her police protector. The
woman's life goes to crap in protection, the officer's life goes to crap while falling in
love out of wedlock, and the rest of the film follows this line.
|Legend (1985)||William Hjortsberg||Script
- Unspecified Early Draft called (Legend of Darkness)
Script - Unspecified Later Draft
|Nominated for the Acadamy Award
for make-up. In a fantasy world where fairies, elves, and unicorns roam free, a dark evil
gains power. While the darkness works to kill off all of the unicorns and cast eternal
darkness over the land, a forest boy named Jack gathers his friends and sets off to defend
his land. This film was released with two different scores. The original was dropped and
replaced in the US after it didn't test well, but it stuck with the original in European
releases. Also, this is Tom Cruise's first major role.
|Blade Runner (1982)||Hampton Fancher||Script
- Unspecified early Draft 7/24/80
|Hampton Fancher and David Peoples||Script - Unspecified later Draft 2/23/81|
There's a sushi bar on every block in the perpetually overcast and drizzling LA of 2019, as Harrison Ford's detective Deckard hunts down a renegade band of replicants (androids) on the run. Scott's combination of sci-fi with film noir is here returned to his original intentions, shorn of Ford's studio imposed voiceover and the equally imposed "happy ending" while extending the Ford/Sean Young romantic scenes. "Grand enough in scale to carry its many Biblical and mythological references, (it) never feels heavy or pretentious only more and more engrossing with each viewing" Rita Kempley, The Washington Post.
|Alien (1979)||Walter Hill and David Giler||Script - Revised Final Draft 6/78|
Awakened from hyper-sleep by a
distress signal, the all-star crew of the freighter Nostromo lands on planet LB426 to find
an immense derelict alien mothership and brings back a nasty survi vorbig mistake! With
its alien decor and creature inspired by the designs of surrealist H. R. Giger, Ridley
Scott shredded the nerves of both audiences and actors (he didn't warn the cast of the
thing's gruesome first reappearance), and gave Sigourney Weaver her star-making role of
"Ripley""the most courageous and resourceful heroine seen on the screen in
years"Gary Arnold, The Washington Post .
|Duellists, The (1977)||Script|
|Strasbourg, 1801; and Napoleonic
lieutenant Keith Carradine thinks everything's settled when prickly fellow lieutenant
Harvey Keitel comes in second in the duel he's demandedbut that's just the beginning for
the monomaniac. And the challenges keep coming for 15 years, as Napoleon rises and falls
and they each become generals, with broadswords, sabers, pistols, etcinterrupted only by
actual wars. Scott's first feature showcases some of the most hairraising swordfighting on
filmno swishing rapiers but heavy clankers that took real pieces off the actorsas well as
a checklist of British stage and film greats, as well as the ravishing photogra phy that
would become his trademark: "almost indescribable beauty. It's marvelous"Vincent
Canby, The New York Times .