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.

MIDDY:

Do you have your ticket?

CHUCK:

Yes.

MIDDY:

Passport?

CHUCK:

Look, I just better go.

Middy hugs her son.

CHUCK:

Goodbye Mom. I'll be okay.

MIDDY:

I know you will.

Chuck faces his dad.

CHARLES:

Make us proud.

CHUCK:

Yes sir.

Charles extends his hand. They shake. Then Chuck hurries

away into the crowd. Charles and Middy watch until he is

out of sight.

INT. PLANE - DAY

Chuck settles into his seat next to the window. He

watches as the world slips away beneath the wings of the

707.

EXT. AIRPORT CUSTOMS - BERMUDA - DAY

Another world. Chuck stands in line at the customs booth.

He cranes his neck to see the brilliant blue water and

coral reefs beyond the runway.

Three other boys are ahead of him in line. The CUSTOMS

AGENTS go through every piece of luggage. TOD JOHNSTONE,

16, thin and blonde, is in a heated argument with one of

the agents about his spear gun.

RICK MARCH, 17, wise-cracking and confident, shakes his

head, smiling. He spots Chuck, moves through the line and

shoves out a hand.

RICK:

Albatross?

CHUCK:

Yeah.

RICK:

Rick March. Who the hell are you?

CHUCK:

Gieg, Chuck.

RICK:

Look, meet us out front when you're

through. If they try to take

anything away from you like Johnny

Quest up there, just make a list and

we'll have 'em send it down to the

boat.

CHUCK:

Whatever.

One of the agent starts pulling things out of Rick's

duffel bag. He finds a dive knife.

RICK:

Hey, hey!! That's my stuff!!

EXT. AUSTIN CAB - MOVING - DAY

The car whizzes through the narrow streets of Bermuda.

CALYPSO MUSIC sings from the radio. The streets are lined

with small coral houses and exotic palms.

INT. CAR - SAME

The boys are jammed inside with their things. In addition

to Chuck, Rick and Tod, is CHARLIE STRATTON, also sixteen.

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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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