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.

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10 CONTINUED:
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Gordy swings over the hole on the axe handle.

He hits the other side running. Drives a shoulder into

the door at the end of the hall.

11 INT. TENEMENT APARTMENT 11

Gordy bursts in. It's an inferno. He looks up. Knocks

his axe on the ceiling. Hears desperate POUNDING back.

Gordy climbs a table. Starts whacking upward with theaxe, attacking the peeling, crumbled plaster overhead.

Gordy is trying to hack a hole into the room above, buthe's not doing it fast enough. He won't beat the fire.

12 INT. TENEMENT - HALLWAY 12

Gordy calls down to his men.

GORDY:

Give me the hose!

Beat.

MIKE:

This place is gone! It could

flashover any second!

GORDY:

Give me the goddamn hose!

Mike and Junior pass the hose up.

13 INT. TENEMENT APARTMENT 13

Gordy aims the nozzle at the hole he started in theceiling. Turns it on full jet.

Gordy's barely able to hold the hose as the high-pressurestream bites into old, decayed plaster.

Bit by bit the ceiling falls away. Gordy's almostthrough to the room above, when...

Falling debris severs the hose. Gordy's lost pressure.

He hasn't broken through. The building's coming down.

He's gotta get outta there.

Gordy's not going anywhere. Picks up the axe. Attacks

the hole again furiously, until finally...

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14 GORDY 14

breaks through! A small hole, which he quickly widens,

to reveal... a terrified Latino family gaping down athim, their room ablaze around them. Gordy reaches up.

Speaks to them in Spanglish -

GORDY:

It's okay... Esta bien, esta

bien... Come with me... Con mio...

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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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