Truth script
Truth (2015)
Synopsis: Controversy surrounds CBS anchor Dan Rather (Robert Redford) and "60 Minutes" producer Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett) after the network broadcasts a report about President George W. Bush and his military service.

for something?" My friend politely

replied "No, sir, Mr. President.

Are you?"

Laughter. Mary slips into the back of the room.

ANDREW HEYWARD (CONT'D)

He covered the Russians in Afghanistan

and the hostages in Iran. And in

1981 he became anchor of the CBS

Evening News. He has now anchored a

nightly newscast for longer than

anyone else in U.S. history. He has

dined with kings, angered Presidents,

questioned dictators. Not bad for

the son of a ditch-digger from

Wharton, Texas.

In the wings, the Man flips his notepad shut and gets ready...

ANDREW HEYWARD (CONT'D)

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you my

friend, and the reason I have this

job, Dan Rather.

The Crowd rises in applause as DAN RATHER steps from the

wings. Mary smiles. Dan takes the lectern and pulls a pre-

written speech from his jacket. What was the notepad?

DAN:

Thank you, Andrew, for that wonderful

introduction. And yes, I will honor

your speaking fee.

Off the crowd's laugh we CUT TO -

INT. LINCOLN CENTER LOBBY -- NIGHT

After the ceremony. Dan and Andrew stand with a DRUNK RICH

COUPLE during cocktail hour. Dan is in hell. Mary

approaches, looking completely out of place in street clothes.

MARY:

Hey, Andrew. I need him.

7.

ANDREW HEYWARD:

You're not taking him-

MARY:

You say that, and yet here I am.

DAN:

(to Mary)

You've got him?

MARY:

Stashed in a hotel two blocks up.

They move for the door. Heyward panics, following them:

ANDREW HEYWARD:

Dan, you're not leaving your own

party! I got fifty affiliates and

their wives waiting to meet you--

Goddammit, Mary!

EXT. LINCOLN CENTER -- NIGHT

Mary and Dan exit the gala. Among the fountains, Dan pulls

off his bow-tie like a kid after Sunday School, barely

containing his glee. Pretending to be upset.

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James Vanderbilt

James Platten Vanderbilt is an American screenwriter. He is best known for the films Zodiac, White House Down, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. more…

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