White Squall script
White Squall (1996)
Synopsis: White Squall is a 1996 American drama feature film, directed by Ridley Scott. The film is based on the fate of the brigantine Albatross, which sank May 2, 1961, allegedly because of a white squall. The film relates the ill-fated school sailing trip led by Dr. Christopher B. Sheldon (Jeff Bridges), whom the boys call "Skipper". He is tough and teaches them discipline. He forms a close connection with all-American Chuck Gieg (Scott Wolf), troubled rich kid Frank Beaumont (Jeremy Sisto), shy Gil Martin (Ryan Phillippe) and bad-boy Dean Preston (Eric Michael Cole). When a white squall threatens their ship, the boys try to use what Skipper has taught them to survive the horrific ordeal.

Chuck takes a last look at the building clouds. The sky

rumbles. Distant thunder.

WILL:

We better go.

EXT. GIEG HOUSE - DAY

Maple street, USA, tree lined and quaint. The Gieg home

is a modest two story house with a covered porch. The

family station wagon is poised for departure. CHARLES,

45, a generally serious man broods as MIDDY, their mother,

40, soft and thoughtful, exits the house. Chuck and Will

appear from the woods.

CHARLES:

(ticked)

You plan on making this plane or

not?

WILL:

Don't take any wooden nickels

Kemosabe.

CHUCK:

I won't.

Will shoves out a hand at Chuck.

WILL:

And lighten up will ya.

Chuck hugs him anyway and walks to the passenger side.

Charles tosses him the keys, like he's doing him a big

favor.

INT. CAR - DAY

Chuck sits in the drivers seat. Middy is in the back.

Charles slams the trunk and gets in. Before Chuck turns

the ignition...

CHARLES:

Now just take it easy. We're not

going to a fire.

Chuck reacts.

OUTSIDE:

Will watches as the car pulls away.

CAR - MOVING

The Giegs drive in silence. Middy reads from a brochure.

MIDDY:

Honey, did you know that the

Albatross was captured by the

Germans during World War II?

CHUCK:

No, I didn't.

MIDDY:

It says she was originally Schooner

rigged, but Captain Sheldrake turned

her into a brigantine. I think

square rigs look so much more

romantic.

CHUCK:

Me too.

CHARLES:

Appearances aren't everything. Keep

your mind on the road.

Chuck pulls over to the side of the road.

CHARLES:

What are you doing?

Chuck hands him the keys.

CHUCK:

I don't feel like driving. Okay?

Charles regards him oddly.

EXT. AIRPORT GATE - DAY

The National Airlines Boeing 707 is bigger than anything

Chuck has ever seen. Passengers begin boarding. Charles

stands away, detached.

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Todd Robinson

Todd Robinson was born in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Adelphi University on Long Island, New York. In 1996, Robinson wrote and produced White Squall, for director Ridley Scott, starring Jeff Bridges, Ryan Phillippe, Jeremy Sisto, and Scott Wolf. Robinson wrote, directed and produced The Legend of Billy the Kid for The Disney Channel, for which he won a Prime Time Emmy Award. He wrote and directed Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick, a feature documentary on legendary studio director, William A. Wellman. The film was awarded Best Documentary Film by the National Board of Review and was featured at the Sundance Film Festival, the Berlin Film Festival, San Sebastian Film Festival and many other festivals. more…

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