EDTV script
EDTV (1999)
Synopsis: EDtv is a 1999 American satirical comedy film directed by Ron Howard. An adaptation of the Quebec film Louis 19, King of the Airwaves (Louis 19, le roi des ondes) (1994), it stars Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Woody Harrelson, Ellen DeGeneres, Martin Landau, Rob Reiner, Sally Kirkland, Elizabeth Hurley, Clint Howard, and Dennis Hopper. The movie received mixed reviews and was a box office flop (grossing only a little over $35 million compared to its $80 million budget). The film was screened out of competition at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.

4 INT. POOL HALL - NIGHT - PARAMUS NEW JERSEY

This is a nice upscale pool hall. A party is in progress in a

special private area -- a room upstairs let's say -- a loft.

Thirty or forty PEOPLE in their twenties and thirties are

informally celebrating the engagement of two of their friends.

It's NOISY, it's fun, it's informal. It's not a high-end group.

By that we mean, not, for the most part young lawyers or

stockbrokers. They're mostly blue-collar. Community college

graduates.

WE OPEN ON ED PEKURNY. He's an attractive man, about thirty.

There's still something a little juvenile about him -- not

stupid, just boyish.

SOMEONE is VIDEOTAPING HIM for one of those congratulation

montage things that are done at parties these days. Ed is good

at this. He's not professional but he's a loosey-goosey guy

who's kind of good on camera.

ED:

I want to congratulate

Kevin and Tracy on their engagement.

I knew you guys were meant for each

other from the moment Tracy told us

she was pregnant.

TRACY:

You asshole!

Everyone else is cracking up.

ED:

(innocently)

What? What did I say?

TRACY:

My mother's going to see this!

5 INT. PARTY - LATER

Other people are being "interviewed" on tape. Ed is SHOOTING POOL

with his buddy, JOHN. John's had a couple of drinks. He's a little

melancholy.

He is looking across the room, thoughtfully.

ED:

What?

JOHN:

Look at this -- people are

getting married, they're

getting married...

ED:

You said that.

JOHN:

We're falling behind.

Ed waves dismissively.

JOHN (CONT'D)

You know who we are?

ED:

Tell me.

JOHN:

We're the guys who clean up after

the parade.

ED:

I'm gonna stick this right in your

eye.

JOHN:

I was at this comedy club last week

and this comedian says "If you're over

thirty and your job requires you to

wear a name tag, you screwed up your

life." And I'm laughing and then I

realize I wear a nametag.

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Babaloo Mandel

Marc "Babaloo" Mandel (born October 13, 1949) is an American screenwriter. After doing television episodes, he also began writing for feature films. He and long-time writing partner Lowell Ganz have penned numerous high-profile movies, including Splash (1984), Parenthood (1989), City Slickers (1991) and A League of Their Own (1992). more…

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