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.

BARBARA thinks for a moment, during which pause there is the

SOUND OF A CAR DRIVING UP TO THE HOUSE.

BARBARA:

I'll go see who that is.

You start counting.

BARBARA goes out of the kitchen into the dining room.

ADAM starts counting the stars by naming off the states.

ADAM:

Maine. New Hampshire.

Vermont. Massachusetts

Connecticut.

EXT:
FRONT OF THE HOUSE -- DAY

A bottle green Cadillac has pulled up in front of the house next

to the Maitland's station wagon. When the driver's door opens, a

well-dressed middle aged woman steps out, and starts resolutely

for the front steps of the house. (This is JANE BUTTERFIELD.)

INT:
KITCHEN -- DAY

BARBARA comes back in.

ADAM:

(Finishing with the stars)

They're all there.

BARBARA:

It's Jane.

ADAM:

Whose turn is it?

BARBARA's face falls.

BARBARA:

It's mine.

ADAM's face lights up.

ADAM:

I'm going to pick pears.

DOORBELL rings.

ADAM grabs up a basket by the back door and steps outside.

BARBARA:

What do I tell her?

ADAM:

What I told her last time.

And what you told her the time

before that. No.

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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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