Human Target script
Human Target (2010)
Synopsis: Human Target is an American action drama television series that was broadcast by Fox in the United States. Based loosely on the Human Target comic book character created by Len Wein and Carmine Infantino for DC Comics, it is the second series based on this title developed for television, the first TV series having been aired in 1992 on ABC. Developed by Jonathan E. Steinberg, Human Target premiered on CTV in Canada and on Fox in the United States in January 2010. The series was officially canceled on May 10, 2011, after the conclusion of the second season.

HOLLIS:

He took away eight years of my life!

Left me with nothing. No severance. No

savings. He broke me. And he deserves

to die for it.

CHANCE:

No he doesn’t.

(CONTINUED)

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CONTINUED:

HOLLIS:

Yes he-

CHANCE:

No, he really doesn’t. Nobody deserves

to die, Hollis. Frankly, after seeing

your behavior today, I think Ken Lydecker

deserves a medal for putting up with you

as long as he did.

(beat)

Now there aren’t too many good outcomes

for you here. But they all start with

you giving up that gun...

HOLLIS:

I came in here ready to kill him, what

makes you think I won’t kill you?

Chance sizes him up. And then starts walking towards him...

CHANCE:

Because I see the rifle, but I don’t see

a guy who’s gonna use it.

HOLLIS:

Are you crazy? I said stop!

CHANCE:

Am I crazy?

Chance walks right up to him, inches from the rifle muzzle.

CHANCE (CONT’D)

I assume that was a rhetorical question.

A tense beat, as they stare each other down. Before Hollis

can speak, CHANCE LASHES OUT, pushing the rifle aside, and

striking at Hollis in the same move. The GUN FIRES, but

Chance is well clear of it.

Hollis tries to fight back, but he’s severely outmatched.

Chance is no street fighter; every move is graceful. This is

a guy who has spent a lot of time studying martial arts.

The rifle skitters across a desk and onto the floor, and

Chance goes after it. As he does, Hollis frantically

connects some wires from his vest to a DEAD-MAN’S SWITCH.

Chance grabs the rifle, cycles the chamber expertly, and aims

it at Hollis. But Hollis has just finished arming the vest.

CHANCE (CONT’D)

You don’t wanna go out like this, do you?

(CONTINUED)

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Jonathan E. Steinberg

Jonathan E. Steinberg is a television producer and screenwriter. Along with Josh Schaer and Stephen Chbosky, he co-created the television series Jericho, where he served as writer, producer and executive story editor, Jericho ran on CBS from September 20, 2006, through March 25, 2008. Recently, he is executive producer and co-creator of the TV series Black Sails for Starz (TV channel). more…

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