Runaway Bride script
Runaway Bride (1999)
Synopsis: Having already left three grooms at the altar, Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts) is branded "the runaway bride" by jaded city journalist Ike Graham (Richard Gere). But, after his facts are called into question, Ike races to Maggie's hometown to save his reputation and report on her upcoming fourth trip down the aisle -- during which he's convinced she'll run again. Though he's there on a muckraking mission, Ike can't help but fall for this breathtaking heartbreaker.

The Man continues speaking as Ike and the woman continue their

conversation.

WOMAN:

So what's in store for us in tomorrow's

column?

IKE:

I don't know yet. I'm kind of a last-

minute man. Ideas don't flow until an

hour or two before deadline.

The Woman gets up and begins throwing darts.

WOMAN:

(interrupting)

This is very interesting. You get your

ideas for your column from life. You

start up a conversation with a woman in

a bar, attack her choice of reading

material, try and get a rise out of her

while you contemplate whether or not

she's worth hitting on.

IKE:

No, I can't hit on you until I get an

idea.

She starts throwing darts.

WOMAN:

That's flattering.

IKE:

No, you don't understand.

The Woman goes to her bar stool, gathering her bag and leaves a

tip for the Bartender.

WOMAN:

I think I do understand. So my not

responding to your baiting me will

inspire one of those potential bitter

diatribes you love to write about women

and all the things we do to drive men

crazy?

IKE:

(taken aback)

I don't write bitter diatribes about

women... very often.

She whacks him with a newspaper, then shakes his hand.

WOMAN:

Only when the ideas aren't flowing,

huh? Well, it was very nice to meet

you, one-minute man.

The Woman leaves the bar.

IKE:

(as she exits)

That's last minute man.

(then, louder)

And it's the quality that counts.

BARTENDER:

You know, for a good looking man, you

strike out a lot.

MAN:

I've seen much worse.

The phone rings. Te Bartender answers it as Ike sits back on

his bar stool. Ike grabs the woman's magazine that she left on

the bar and starts glancing at it. The Man at the bar has heard

the whole thing.

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Josann McGibbon

Josann McGibbon is an American screenwriter working in partnership with Sara Parriott. The team's first major success as a screenwriter was the early Brad Pitt film, The Favor. Their biggest hits since then include Three Men and a Little Lady and Runaway Bride. In 2007, McGibbon and Parriott co-wrote and produced the hit Debra Messing miniseries, The Starter Wife. The Starter Wife received 10 Emmy nominations in 2007, including for best screenwriting, and won one Emmy Award. more…

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