Who Framed Roger Rabbit script
Synopsis: Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American fantasy comedy crime film directed by Robert Zemeckis, produced by Frank Marshall and Robert Watts, and written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman. The film is based on Gary K. Wolf's 1981 novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? The film stars Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer, Stubby Kaye, and Joanna Cassidy. Combining live-action and animation, the film is set in Hollywood during the late 1940s in an alternative timeline where animated characters really exist. The story follows Eddie Valiant, a private detective who must exonerate "Toon" Roger Rabbit, who is accused of murdering a wealthy businessman.

BABY HERMAN:

What the hell was wrong with that

take??

DIRECTOR:

Nothin' with you, Baby Herman. It's on

Roger... again!

(over shoulder)

Hey! Could we lose the playback?

The MUSIC suddenly STOPS as, off to the side, the SOUNDMAN

lifts the needle off a phonograph record. The Director leans

over Roger and angrily plucks one of the birds circling his

head.

DIRECTOR:

(continuing)

What's this, Roger?

ROGER RABBIT:

(sheepish)

A tweeting bird?

DIRECTOR:

That's right, a tweeting bird. But

what does the script say? 'Rabbit gets

conked. Rabbit sees stars!' Not

birds, stars!

BABY HERMAN:

Aw, for cryin' out loud, Roger! I'll

be in my trailer... takin' a nap!

Baby Herman pulls himself up to his full height of two feet

and walks off the set. He chooses a route that takes him

under the dress of the SCRIPT GIRL. She jumps as if goosed.

Now two CREW MEMBERS lift the safe off Roger.

ROGER RABBIT:

Please, Raoul. I can give you stars,

I know I can. Just drop the safe on my

head one more time.

DIRECTOR:

I've already dropped it on you

twenty-three times.

ROGER RABBIT:

Don't worry about me. I can take it.

DIRECTOR:

I'm not worried about you. I'm worried

about the safe.

CONTINUED PULLBACK.

What we've been seeing has been from the POV of a MAN in a

shiny brown suit standing unobtrusively at the back of the

sound stage. Under a beat-up fedora is a craggy face that's

seen a lot in its life... but apparently didn't think much of

it was funny. EDDIE VALIANT takes a jolt from a pint of

whiskey, evidently in reaction to what he's seen. He opens

his coat and returns the pint bottle to a shoulder holster

which had formerly held a .38. Nerves steadied, he walks out

the stage door.

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Peter S. Seaman

Peter S. Seaman was born in 1951. He is a writer and producer, known for Shrek the Third (2007), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). more…

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