Flightplan script
Flightplan (2005)
Synopsis: Airplane engineer Kyle Pratt (Jodie Foster) is heading home from Germany to New York on a double-decker Elgin 474 to bury her husband. But three hours into the flight, she awakens to find her young daughter missing -- and the entire flight crew, including Capt. Rich (Sean Bean) and Air Marshal Gene Carson (Peter Sarsgaard), claims that the child was never on board. Determined to find her daughter, Kyle searches the limited space of the plane, all the while trying to maintain her sanity.

EXT. APARTMENT - COURTYARD - NIGHT

Kyle and David step out to a COURTYARD which is surrounded on

all sides by the six stories of this rectangular building.

A bench sits out here. Behind it is a bare tree, home to a

few blackbirds. David brushes some snow off the bench.

Kyle's about to sit when a SOUND jars her: those BLACKBIRDS,

flying noisily away. She watches them as they go...

INT. MORTUARY - EVENING (RESUMING FLASHBACK)

Kyle stands, immobile, as the Mortuary Director closes the

casket, and we get our first glimpse of who's inside:

...a 40 year-old man. David. His face heavily made-up.

MORTUARY DIRECTOR (IN GERMAN)

We did all we could. But there was

some trauma, to the head.

Kyle tightens... The casket SHUTS... and David is gone.

EXT. APARTMENT - COURTYARD - NIGHT

Kyle stands, very much alone, that same umbrella in her hand.

No company. No David. A single set of footprints in the snow

lead to this bench.

Her eyes begin to moisten, but it might be from the stinging

cold - hard to say. She shuts them. CONTINUE INTERCUT:

INT. MORTUARY - EVENING - (RESUMING FLASHBACK)

There's an ELECTRONIC LOCK on the now-closed CASKET, awaiting

input from her. It's blinking green.

MORTUARY DIRECTOR

Your code, bitte.

Kyle shakes her head, making herself function... enters six

digits into the electronic lock... until the lock blinks red.

END INTERCUT.

INT. KYLE'S APARTMENT - LIVING ROOM - NIGHT

Darkness, pierced by a single lamp. We see MOVING BOXES, lots

of them, in rows on a Living Room floor. High ceilings, large

radiators beneath the windows, hardwood underfoot.

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Billy Ray

William "Billy" Ray is an American screenwriter and director. He began writing for television and movies in 1994 with Color of Night. He has written numerous movies including Volcano and Hart's War. He was one of the creators and writers of the science fiction show Earth 2. On August 10, 2015, it was announced that he will be writing the screenplay that Martin Scorsese will direct of an adaptation of The Devil in the White City, which will star Leonardo DiCaprio. more…

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