Copycat script
Copycat (1995)
Synopsis: Copycat is a 1995 American psychological thriller directed by Jon Amiel and starring Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter and Dermot Mulroney. The score was composed by Christopher Young.

HELEN'S POV: CLOSE UP: The COP, taken from behind. In a

second, his throat is slit. In a gush of blood, he falls,

his gun still in his hand.

RED-HEADED MAN standing over the fallen COP, smiling at

HELEN.

COP'S BODY IS TWITCHING, JERKING. The violent contractions

in his fingers cause the gun to go off... ONE... TWO SHOTS,

the sound reverberating against the tile walls.

STAGE AREA:

The audience and SECOND COP react to the gunshots.

HELEN, her eyes bulging, struggling against the rope.

SLAM CUT:

INT. HELEN'S APT - SAN FRANCISCO - NIGHT

As HELEN, in bed, bolts up from the nightmare, her hands try

desperately to pull the dream rope from her neck. She is now

pale, her hair is dirty, there are deep circles under her

eyes. This is a woman in the throes of a breakdown.

HELEN:

Andy! Andy!

She races through this LOFT APARTMENT (THE WALLS ARE EIGHT

FEET UNDER A TWELVE-FOOT CEILING) to study opening off a

hall. She looks in, gasping for breathing...

INT. STUDY - CONTINUOUS

The room is neat -- nobody there. (We will later see that it

is used on and off by her computer, Andy.)

HELEN whimpers in frustration; she is alone. SHE TALKS TO

HERSELF as she turns back and moves past a LIVING ROOM,

where she turns on lights and the TV flicks on, (COURT TV.)

The sound comes up, loud... She moves on... trying to calm

herself with the sound of her own voice...

HELEN:

It is October twelfth, 1994 in the

city of San Francisco, California,

U.S.A., the strongest, richest,

most stable and happiest country in

the world. That is the sole place

of life in the universe. Under

God.

CLOSE:
XANAX BOTTLE. Two pills are shaken out into a palm,

others scattering from the nervous haste...

CLOSE:
HELEN Watching herself in BATHROOM mirror as she

tosses down the pills, gulps water. She regards her haggard

reflection with a certain detachment...

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Ann Biderman

Ann Biderman is an American film and television writer. She is the creator and executive producer of the NBC/TNT series Southland, and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Drama Series for an episode of NYPD Blue. more…

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