Collateral Damage script
Synopsis: A family man (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing. Frustrated with the official investigation and haunted by the thought that the man responsible for murdering his family might never be brought to justice, he takes matters into his own hands and tracks his quarry ultimately to Colombia.

They reach the fourth floor. There's fire everywhere.

And then...

(CONTINUED)

4.

8 CONTINUED:
8

They see a FIREFIGHTER from the other company. He has

fallen through a gaping hole in the floor of the hallwayabove. He's pinned under a large section of heavydebris, coughing and screaming for help as fire ragesaround him. To Junior and Mike -GORDY

Knock it back!

They turn the hose on the flames as Gordy moves to thetrapped firefighter. Gordy tries lifting the debris,

can't budge it. He starts chopping at it with the axe.

Chunks of plaster fly as the axe bites again and again.

Gordy hacks off a large piece of debris. He levers his

axe under the portion still trapping the firefighter.

Mike moves to help. Gordy heaves up on the axe. The

debris lifts. He heaves harder. It lifts more,

until...

Mike slides the firefighter out. Gordy yanks his axefree. The debris collapses. Gordy moves to thefirefighter.

FIREFIGHTER #1

Two floors up. I heard

screaming... Couldn't get there.

GORDY:

Where?

FIREFIGHTER #1

End of the hall.

9 GORDY 9

takes off. Charges the next flight of stairs. Reaches

the fifth floor. Tries to reach six, but there's too

much fire. He's beaten back... but not before he hears

the FAINT sound of SCREAMING.

10 NEW ANGLE 10

Gordy looks down the fifth floor hallway to an apartmentdoor at the end. Between him and the door is the gapinghole in the floor. It's too big to jump. He starts

running. He's gonna jump it.

Gordy reaches the edge of the hole. Leaps with all he's

got. At the same time, he swings the axe, point-first.

Slams it into a spot high on the wall, and...

(CONTINUED)

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David J. Griffiths

David J. Griffiths is a U.S. physicist and educator. He worked at Reed College from 1978 through 2009, becoming the Howard Vollum Professor of Science before his retirement. more…

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