Schindler's List script
Synopsis: Businessman Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) arrives in Krakow in 1939, ready to make his fortune from World War II, which has just started. After joining the Nazi party primarily for political expediency, he staffs his factory with Jewish workers for similarly pragmatic reasons. When the SS begins exterminating Jews in the Krakow ghetto, Schindler arranges to have his workers protected to keep his factory in operation, but soon realizes that in so doing, he is also saving innocent lives.

WAITER SETS DOWN DRINKS

in front of the SS officer who took the money. A lieutenant,

he’s at a table with his girlfriend and a lower-ranking

officer.

WAITER:

From the gentleman.

The waiter is gesturing to a table across the room where

Schindler, seemingly unaware of the SS men, drinks with the

best-looking woman in the place.

LIEUTENANT:

Do I know him?

His sergeant doesn’t. His girlfriend doesn't.

LIEUTENANT:

Find out who he is.

The sergeant makes his way over to Schindler's table.

There's a handshake and introductions before -- and the

lieutenant, watching, can't believe it -- his guy accepts

the chair Schindler's dragging over.

The lieutenant waits, but his man doesn't come back; he's

forgotten already he went there for a reason. Finally, and

it irritates the SS man, he has to get up and go over there.

LIEUTENANT:

Stay here.

His girlfriend watches him cross toward Schindler's table.

Before he even arrives, Schindler is up and berating him for

leaving his date way over there across the room, waving at

the girl to come join them, motioning to waiter to slide

some tables together.

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Steven Zaillian

Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian (born January 30, 1953) is an American screenwriter, director, film editor, producer, and founder of Film Rites, a film production company. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for his screenplay Schindler's List (1993) and he has been nominated for Awakenings , Gangs of New York and Moneyball. He was also presented with the Distinguished Screenwriter Award at the 2009 Austin Film Festival and the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement from the Writers Guild of America in 2011. more…

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