Rushmore script
Rushmore (1998)
Synopsis: Rushmore is a 1998 comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson about an eccentric teenager named Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman in his film debut), his friendship with rich industrialist Herman Blume (Bill Murray), and their mutual love for elementary school teacher Rosemary Cross (Olivia Williams). The film was co-written by Anderson and Owen Wilson. The soundtrack was scored by regular Anderson collaborator Mark Mothersbaugh and features several songs by bands associated with the British Invasion of the 1960s.

INSERT HYMNAL:

Rushmore -- best school in country.

rich kids -- bad?

MR. BLUME

Just remember:
they can buy anything. But they can't buy

backbone. Don't let them forget that. Thank you.

Mr. Blume leaves the podium. Max leaps to his feet and leads

the applause. The organ starts and everyone stands up.

EXT. QUADRANGLE DAY

Mr. Blume and the headmaster, DR. GUGGENHEIM, come out of

the chapel among the throng of students.

Dr. Guggenheim wears a wool coat and smokes a pipe. He is

very dashing with silver hair and a warmly patronizing

manner. He walks with his hands clasped behind his back.

Two Jack Russell terriers follow quickly at his heels.

DR. GUGGENHEIN

Are you free for graduation, Herman? Maybe you could give us

an encore. (whistles to the dogs) Nicholas! Copernicus!

MR. BLUME

(lighting a cigarette)

I don't give a shit. I paid for the whole damn natatorium.

The least these little pricks can do is hear me out.

MAX:

Mr. Blume.

Max has appeared beside them. Dirk tags along behind him.

MAX:

My name's Max Fischer. I just wanted to tell you, I strongly

agree with your views concerning Rushmore.

MR. BLUME

You don't say. Tell me something. How long have you gone

here?

MAX:

Ten years.

MR. BLUME

Then you've been living in a dreamworld for ten years.

MAX:

I know it, sir.

Max smiles broadly. They each notice that their haircuts are

identical, neatly parted on the side.

MAX:

Your speech was excellent. Except I disagree with your ideas

about rich kids. Because. After all, we don't choose who our

fathers are. But that's really my only criticism.

MR. BLUME

(hesitates) Thank you.

Mr. Blume looks at Dirk staring up at him. Dirk says softly:

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Owen Wilson

Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968) is an American actor, producer and screenwriter. He has had a long association with filmmaker Wes Anderson, with whom he shared writing and acting credits for Bottle Rocket (1996) and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), the latter of which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. His older brother Andrew and younger brother Luke are also actors, with whom he has collaborated a number of times. He starred with Ben Stiller in numerous films, and is known for his roles in Frat Pack comedies. more…

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