Pearl Harbor script
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Synopsis: This sweeping drama, based on real historical events, follows American boyhood friends Rafe McCawley (Ben Affleck) and Danny Walker (Josh Hartnett) as they enter World War II as pilots. Rafe is so eager to take part in the war that he departs to fight in Europe alongside England's Royal Air Force. On the home front, his girlfriend, Evelyn (Kate Beckinsale), finds comfort in the arms of Danny. The three of them reunite in Hawaii just before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

DANNY:

Daddy! Daddy! Wait.

Danny catches him, takes his father's hand, and walks away

with him.

The crop duster we saw in the air has just landed, behind

Rafe. The pilot, RAFE'S FATHER, shuts off the engine.

RAFE'S FATHER

What's goin' on, son?

RAFE:

Nothing. Danny's Dad just come to get

him.

Rafe turns back to the ramshackle plane and replaces the 2x4

propeller. His father looks toward Danny and his father,

walking away, then looks at his own son.

RAFE'S FATHER

Hey, boy -- you wanna go up?

Rafe can't believe it; he runs to the plane and hops into his

father's lap. As his father cranks the engine and tucks him

into the harness, Rafe says --

RAFE:

Daddy, sometime will you take Danny up

too?

RAFE'S FATHER

Sure will, son.

The engine races to life...and we --

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. NEW JERSEY AIR BASE - DAY

American P-40 fighters blast through the air, props screaming

and wind singing by their wings.

There are eight pilots in their individual seats, and we

focus on two:
RAFE MCCAWLEY has grown lean and handsome.

And DANNY WALKER is very much the same.

Their planes start swapping positions in the formation; while

the other guys are flying along in a tight line, Rafe and

Danny are playing, one of them gunning his engine to go high,

the other diving and coming back up in his place,

leapfrogging.

It scares the other guys, having their planes flashing in and

out, so close. The TRAINING CAPTAIN, watching through

binoculars on the ground, talks into his RADIO --

TRAINING CAPTAIN

McCawley! Walker! Cut that out!

RAFE:

I thought this was a training flight.

I'm just trying to give Danny some

training.

DANNY:

Not on your best day, boy!

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Randall Wallace

Randall Wallace is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and songwriter who came to prominence by writing the screenplay for the 1995 film Braveheart. more…

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