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.

A WOMAN'S BACK...draped in a towel...an incredible

back, neither flabby nor overly toned, beautifully

curved...Jack focuses on it a moment. As the woman

turns to him...

PAULA. Beautiful, late 20s, a toothbrush in her

mouth...

PAULA:

(holding up toothbrush)

I hope you don't mind. There

were like ten new ones in the

cabinet.

A playful smile from Paula.

JACK:

It's not what you think. I

took Mentadent public...

Paula smiles, moves over to a chair and grabs a little

black dress hanging neatly over it.

PAULA:

Did you really mean what you

said about Tuscany?

JACK:

Of course I did.

PAULA:

Last night was great...

JACK:

You are an amazing lover. You

should be giving motivational

seminars.

PAULA:

Thanks. You're not bad

yourself...

Jack grabs his Frank Mueller watch from the night

stand, puts it on his wrist. He looks at Paula as she

slips the dress on.

JACK:

I want to see you again.

PAULA:

I'd like that, too.

JACK:

Tonight.

She turns to him.

PAULA:

It's Christmas Eve, Jack.

JACK:

So we'll get egg nog.

Paula laughs.

PAULA:

(putting on her shoes)

I have to go to my parents'

house out in Jersey. Would

you like to come?

JACK:

Jersey? You know what the

traffic's gonna be like?

PAULA:

I'm taking the train...

Paula approaches Jack, leaning over him, her long hair

dangling on his chest.

PAULA (CONT'D)

Don't you have anywhere to go?

JACK:

I've got plenty of places to

go.

He stays there, confident, sexy, waiting for an

answer...

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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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