Beetlejuice script
Beetlejuice (1988)
Synopsis: After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose "help" quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia.

Down the stairs into the living room, which is decorated in the

same fashion -- big console television, Barcalounger, a living

room set from 1961. Through the dining room, with homilies in

needlepoint on the wall: BLESS THIS HOUSE O LORD WE PRAY / MAKE

IT SAFE BY NIGHT AND DAY / BLESS THE FOLKS WHO DWELL WITHIN /

KEEP THEM SAFE FROM HARM AND SIN. Through the dining room door

and into the kitchen:

INT:
KITCHEN -- DAY

ADAM's wife BARBARA is in the kitchen.

BARBARA has a kind of wholesome beauty that is mellowing well, as

she approaches middle age. There's a hint of unfulfillment in

BARBARA that gives her a little more of an edge than ADAM. We

will come to see that the only thing missing to complete the

Maitland's happiness is a child.

On the table in the center of the kitchen is a large cake about

three feet by two. BARBARA is decorating it to look just like

the American flag.

ADAM:

It's the first day of

our vacation, and you

haven't been out of the

kitchen since five a.m.

BARBARA:

(Proudly) I always make

the flag cake.

ADAM:

Fifty stars, thirteen

stripes. Did you get it

right this year?

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Michael McDowell

Michael McEachern McDowell (June 1, 1950 – December 27, 1999) was an American novelist and screenwriter described by author Stephen King as "the finest writer of paperback originals in America today". His most well-known work is the screenplay for the Tim Burton film Beetlejuice. more…

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