The Family Man script
Synopsis: Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate (Tea Leoni), his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his career, and to the horrifying discovery that his former life no longer exists. As he stumbles through this alternate suburban universe, Jack finds himself at a crossroad where he must choose between his high-power career and the woman he loves.

Jack is jolted by her words.

KATE (CONT'D)

The plan doesn't make us

great, Jack. What we have

together, that's what makes us

great.

Her words sink in...A long moment of decision...He

looks toward the gate, only one person left in

line...back to Kate...imploring him with her eyes.

Finally...He kisses her deeply on the lips...

JACK:

I love you, Kate...

...a smile from Kate...relief...then...

JACK (CONT'D)

(taking her face in

his hands)

...and a year in London's not

gonna change that. A hundred

years couldn't change that...

Jack gives her one final kiss then walks pensively to

the gate, handing the attendant his ticket, not able to

look back.

Kate watches him go, tears streaming down her face, as

the gate door closes behind him. She waits, almost

willing it to open again...waiting...waiting...but it

doesn't...

DISSOLVE TO:

1AEXT. MANHATTAN - ESTABLISHING - DAY

The skating rink at Central Park...Christmas tree at

Rockefeller Center...the view down Fifth Avenue with

Christmas decorations...Park Avenue.

2EXT. MANHATTAN - EARLY MORNING

We close in on a spectacular pre-war doorman

building...

3INT. JACK'S APARTMENT - CONTINUOUS

A huge space with gleaming hardwood floors, ornate

moldings, and a great view of the Hudson and Jersey

behind it...

The place looks like a museum display...everything is

of the highest quality and meticulously maintained.

A wall of photos - Jack and Clinton, Jack with Patrick

Ewing, Jack between Alan Greenspan and Henry Kravis.

And a "Willie Mays" baseball bat encased in glass...

4INT. JACK'S BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS

...impeccably decorated and obsessively neat.

Close in on the bed where JACK CAMPBELL, now 35, sans

mustache and long hair, opens his eyes.

A FLASH of bright morning light from the window. Jack

shields his eyes, turning his head toward the bathroom

where he sees...

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David Diamond

David Diamond is an American screenwriter. His film credits include The Family Man, Old Dogs, When in Rome, Evolution and the television film Minutemen. Frequently collaborates with David Weissman. more…

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