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Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

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Pearl Harbor- script of hollywood superhit film on second world war
Pearl Harbor- script of hollywood superhit film on second world war

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Published by: ratikanta on Jan 15, 2009
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05/15/2012

 
PEARL HARBOR
by
Randall Wallace
For more scripts visit-http://salambollywood.blogspot.com EARLY DRAFT
Out of BLACK we hear the sound of an airplane roaring by.
EXT. POV OF AN AIRPLANE
Flying over American heartland. We see the earth through thepilot's perspective as sky and ground swap positions, theplane swooping down and storming over the ground.
THE PLANE
is a biplane, racing over a field lush with young plants. Itreleases a trail of crop spray, and climbs again...Up into a crystalline blue sky where sunshine pours likehoney over family farms stretching to the horizon. Maybeit's not heaven, maybe it's just Tennessee. But as long asthere's been an America, men have fought and died for thisplace -- as volunteers.Far off, but visible from the plane is
 A BARN - DAY
The barn is unpainted except for hand lettering that says"McCawley Crop Dusting." Another plane noise, this one madeby kids, brings us to TWO BOYS, sitting in the shell of anold plane propped on crates, scavenged of it's engine, seats,and wheels.The boys sit in it's cockpit, butts crowded onto the nail kegthey've replaced the seat with. They've even attached a 2x4as propeller, as if their imaginations needed any help. Theywear overalls and have bowl haircuts: RAFE and DANNY, 10years old.
 
RAFE
Bandits at 2 o'clock.
DANNY
Power dive!They buzz their lips in a flying noise and work the controls,Rafe's bare feet on one pedal, Danny's on the other.
RAFE
It's Germans!
DANNY
Kill the bastards!Rafe looks at Danny in shock -- then they both laugh and goright back into their game, manufacturing their own machinegun and engine sounds.
RAFE
Good shooting, Danny!
DANNY
Good shooting, Rafe!
RAFE
Land of the free...
DANNY
Home of the brave!
RAFE
There's another one!Their vocal motors roar again... But a man's hand grabs Dannyby the straps of his overalls and jerks him from the cockpit.It's Danny's FATHER and he's a fearsome sight; drunk, hishair uncombed, his face unshaven, his teeth -- those stillleft -- are rotting. He's also missing an arm; but the onethat's left is potent, and he's shaking Danny with it.
DANNY'S FATHER 
You no count boy! Johnson come lookin',said he'd pay a dime for you to shovelhis pig shed, and I can't find you noplace.
DANNY
Daddy, I told you I was comin' here.His father slaps him off his feet. Rafe is so horrified hecan't get a sound out. Danny isn't even surprised. But whenhis father snatches him up again, twisting the overall strapsso tight they choke him, he struggles. It does no good; hisfather starts marching across the field, dragging andstrangling Danny.
 
DANNY
Da!... Dad...The father's drunken anger makes him oblivious -- untilCRACK! The 2x4 propeller slams him across the back, knockinghim to the ground and making him drop Danny.The father rolls over to see 10-year-old Rafe, holding the2x4 like a bat.
RAFE
Let him alone!The father's eyes bulge in rage; he struggles to his feet.
DANNY
Rafe... Daddy... No!The man looks murderous, but Rafe draws back the board.
RAFE
I'll bust you open, you...German!The words ring something deep in the man's booze-brokenbrain. He begins to cough, convulsively; it brings a blossomof blood to his mouth. He wipes it with his hand, but bloodclings to his teeth. He chokes out --
DANNY'S FATHER 
I fought the Germans.He looks at Danny in shame, with the realization of what he'sjust done. He turns and staggers away.Danny looks at Rafe -- a communication between boys joined bysomething deeper than blood. Then Danny runs off after hisfather.
DANNY
Daddy! Daddy! Wait.Danny catches him, takes his father's hand, and walks awaywith him.The crop duster we saw in the air has just landed, behindRafe. The pilot, RAFE'S FATHER, shuts off the engine.
RAFE'S FATHER 
What's goin' on, son?
RAFE
Nothing. Danny's Dad just come to gethim.Rafe turns back to the ramshackle plane and replaces the 2x4propeller. His father looks toward Danny and his father,

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