Meet Joe Black script
Synopsis: Bill Parrish (Anthony Hopkins), businessman and devoted family man, is about to celebrate his 65th birthday. However, before he reaches that landmark, he is visited by Death (Brad Pitt), who has taken human form as Joe Black, a young man who recently died. Joe and Bill make a deal: Bill will be given a few extra days of his life, and Joe will spend the same time getting to know what it's like to be human. It seems like a perfect arrangement, until Joe falls in love -- with Bill's daughter.

MAY:

(smiling)

What?

Parrish grins, continues on, is intercepted by Allison who,

on catching sight of him, bounces in from the terrace.

ALLISON:

Daddy!

PARRISH:

Hi, Allison --

ALLISON:

Have you got a minute?

PARRISH:

Not much more. Big day in the big

city. What's on your mind?

ALLISON:

Fireworks. Update -- we're con-

structing the number '65' on the

barge, archers from the State

College at New Paltz will shoot

flaming arrows at it, when it

catches fire it will give us the

effect of a Viking funeral with none

of the morbidity... The Hudson River

Authority says, for you, they'll

make a special dispensation - of

course there'll be an overtime bill

for the Poughkeepsie Fire Dept...

PARRISH:

Allison, I trust you. This is your

thing.

ALLISON:

But it's your birthday.

Parrish smiles complaisantly, they continue on into a break-

fast room where SUSAN, 30, Parrish's younger daughter, is

grazing at a table laden with cereals and fruits and coffee.

SUSAN:

Good morning, Dad.

PARRISH:

Hi, honey.

ALLISON:

(to Susan)

I'm Allison, you're 'honey'.

SUSAN:

(smiling)

Drew called from the AStar, they're

still two minutes away.

PARRISH:

Drew's aboard?

SUSAN:

He wanted to ride back down with

you. Now sit and relax, get some-

thing in that flat tummy of yours --

But Parrish only pours coffee.

SUSAN (cont'd)

(to Allison)

You coming?

ALLISON:

You've got patients waiting, I've

got three hysterical chefs, one

loves truffles, the other hates

truffles, the third one doesn't know

what truffles are. I'd better drive

down.

Parrish gazes at the going-on outside which are increasing

in intensity.

PARRISH:

(unconsciously)

I hate parties --

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Bo Goldman

Robert "Bo" Goldman (born September 10, 1932) is an American writer, Broadway playwright and screenwriter. To date, he has received two Academy Awards out of three nominations. more…

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