Foxcatcher script
Foxcatcher (2014)
Synopsis: When wealthy John du Pont (Steve Carell) invites Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) to move to his estate and help form a wrestling team for the 1988 Olympics, Mark sees a way to step out of the shadow of his charismatic brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). However, du Pont begins to lead Mark down a dark road, causing the athlete's self-esteem to slip. Meanwhile, du Pont becomes fixated on bringing Dave into the fold, eventually propelling all three toward an unforeseen tragedy.

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EXT. INDUSTRIAL ROAD - EARLY MORNING

Mark runs hard past warehouses and auto repair outlets.

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EXT. FIELD AND HILL NEXT TO CAR DEMOLITION YARD - MORNING

Mark runs through knee-high weeds dragging a CAR TIRE

attached to a rope behind him. He reaches a hill and heads

straight up, dragging the tire all the way

MARK (V.O.)

Coach Teller? This is Mark Schultz-

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6.

INT. MARK’S APARTMENT - DAY

An ink-stained directory of Wisconsin Public Schools lies

open on the kitchen table.

MARK (ON PHONE)

I won a freestyle wrestling gold

medal at the ‘84 Olympics.

Mark, the phone tucked against his shoulder, slips a BLANK

TAPE into a cheap VCR. He slides a HAND-LABELED TAPE into a

second VCR, wired to the first. We can read the label: “THE

MARK SCHULTZ WRESTLING CLINIC.” He starts making a copy.

MARK (ON PHONE) (CONT’D)

I’m arranging a clinic in your area

next weekend, and I wanted to

invite you and some of your

wrestlers to join...

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MARK (ON PHONE) (CONT’D)

That’s Dave, my brother. I wrestle

at 180... No, he won’t be there,

just me... Okay - well, good luck

with your season, coach.

JUMP TO:

On the screen is a montage of highlights from Mark’s career:

take downs, pins. He’s an animal - powerful, aggressive.

MARK (ON PHONE) (CONT’D)

Yes, there’s a small fee.

JUMP TO:

MARK (ON PHONE) (CONT’D)

S-C-H-U-L-T-Z....

JUMP TO:

On the screen, Mark wrestles Resit Karabajak, a Turkish

wrestler, in his first round match at the ‘84 Olympics.

MARK (ON PHONE) (CONT’D)

A unique, character-building

opportunity for young wrestlers....

Yes, a small fee...

Mark throws Karabajak to the mat. Pins him. Walks away, arms

raised. Crowd cheers. Karabajak’s on the mat, hurt.

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E. Max Frye

Eric Max Frye is an American screenwriter and film director from Oregon. In 2015, he received an Academy Award nomination for co-writing, with Dan Futterman, the original screenplay for Foxcatcher. more…

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