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.

ALLISON:

Calm down, Daddy, you'll see, you're

going to love it.

PARRISH:

Isn't it enough to be on this earth

sixty-five years without having to

be reminded of it.

ALLISON:

No.

Allison goes, Susan observes Parrish fidgeting.

SUSAN:

Will you relax? I know it is a big

deal day --

PARRISH:

How did you know?

SUSAN:

Drew told me.

PARRISH:

Does Drew tell you everything?

SUSAN:

I hope so.

PARRISH:

You like him, don't you?

SUSAN:

Yeah. I guess so.

A moment.

PARRISH:

I don't like to interfere.

SUSAN:

...Then don't.

The helicopter CHOPS in overhead.

SUSAN (cont'd)

-- Here comes our boy now --

Shall we?

EXT. COUNTRY ESTATE - MORNING

A BUTLER and May carry the overnight bags for the family as

led by Parrish, they hurry towards the helicopter. En route

they pass QUINCE, 38, Allison's husband, who is perched at a

portable bar with AMBROSE, the head caterer, tasting wines.

QUINCE:

...This shit's not bad.

AMBROSE:

-- The late harvest Riesling, Mr.

Quince, a possibility for dessert.

QUINCE:

(pointing to another

bottle)

And that?

AMBROSE:

Pinot Grigio. We're considering it

for the appetizer.

Ambrose takes a sip, swishes the wine in his mouth, spits it

in a bucket.

QUINCE:

What do you do that for?

AMBROSE:

Well sir, it's 9:30 in the morning.

QUINCE:

9:
30's almost 10:30. Where I come

from, the sun's over the yardarm,

m'boy, and the cocktail lamp is lit.

Quince drains his wine, presents it for a refill, when he is

hailed by Allison.

ALLISON:

Quince! Everybody's waiting!

Quince downs this glass too, runs for the helicopter as

DREW, 34, a young man going places, emerges from it,

approaches Parrish and Susan.

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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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