All the Money in the World script
Synopsis: In 1973, kidnappers demand a ransom from billionaire J. Paul Getty in exchange for his grandson's release.

We CRANE over the dunes to REVEAL a great city of refineriesand pumping oil derricks belching flame, a mirage seeminglysummoned forth by Getty's will alone.

PAUL (V.O.) (CONT'D)

But Grandpa found a way. He made a

deal with the Bedouin tribes. But

there was so much oil there was no

ship big enough to carry it all.

EXT. SHIPYARD -- DAY

Getty supervises construction of a SUPERTANKER, a behemoththe size of a skyscraper lying on its side.

5.

PAUL (V.O.)

So my grandfather invented one. He

called it the supertanker.

EXT. AMERICAN LANDSCAPE -- DAY

As we soar over the American intercontinental highway, SERVICESTATIONS materialize out of nowhere, dotting the landscape,

all bearing the Getty name.

PAUL (V.O.)

Then he built a chain of service

stations across America with his

name on them. Grandpa controlledevery drop of oil, from beneath theearth to the customer's gas tank.

(a beat)

And he was famous.

CUT TO:

PLAYBOY MAGAZINE

In a series of B&W still images accompanying the pages ofTHE PLAYBOY INTERVIEW --click click click -- Getty holdsforth on his great wealth.

PLAYBOY:

Mr. Getty, rumor has it that you arethe first man in history with afortune in excess of one billion

dollars. How much money do you have?

GETTY:

I have no idea. If you can countyour money, you're not a billionaire.

EXT. AUTOSTRADA -- NIGHT

The little Fiat 600 winds along the serpentine Italianhighway, its headlights blazing.

PAUL (V.O.)

I'm telling you this so you canunderstand the things you're about to

see. And maybe you can forgive us.

We PULL BACK as the Fiat winds along the autostrada, awayfrom the glowing city, until it vanishes into the dark.

PAUL (V.O.) (CONT'D)

It's like we're from another planetwhere the force of gravity is sostrong it bends the light. It bends

people too. We look like you, butwe're not like you.

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David Scarpa

David Scarpa is an American screenwriter. He was born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and raised in Tennessee and Connecticut before attending New York University's Film Program. more…

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