Wonder Boys script
Wonder Boys (2000)
Synopsis: Grady (Michael Douglas) is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years -- not since he wrote his award winning "Great American Novel" 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he finds himself reeling from one misadventure to another in the company of a new wonder boy author.

SARA:

(calm but firm)

No, Elliot, I said five hundred programs for

today. This means we have no programs for the

weekend. This means that tomorrow morning, at

9AM, several hundred people will walk into Thaw

Hall and have absolutely no idea where they are

going.

(shaking her head)

It's all right, Elliot. I'll take care of it.

GRADY watches Sara take the programs, turn, and spot him.

There is the slightest of hesitations, then....

SARA:

Professor Tripp.

GRADY:

Chancellor.

SARA:

I got the message you called.

GRADY:

I got the message you called too.

This hangs in the air, awkward somehow, then both nod and

continue on, without so much as a backward glance.

3INT. GRADY'S CAR - MOVING

The RADIO BLASTS as GRADY pops the glove box, removes a

JOINT as big as his pinky, and wheels his DARK MAROON '66

GALAXIE RAGTOP away from campus, cruising under another

BANNER:

WELCOME TO WORDFEST FEBRUARY 26-28

4EXT. GALAXIE - MOVING.. - PITTSBURGH

GRADY cruises past the three rivers and modest

skyscrapers of downtown, sipping at the weed.

5INT. PITTSBURGH AIRPORT

GRADY rides the long, automated treadmill that runs half

the length of the terminal, until...

6INT. ARRIVAL GATE - PITTSBURGH AIRPORT

...TERRY CRABTREE--Grady's editor and friend-exits the

tunnel with a STUNNING YOUNG WOMAN in a skin-tight black

dress, bright red topcoat, and three-inch spike heels.

Grinning devilishly, Crabtree whispers something in the

woman's ear, then spots Grady.

CRABTREE:

Tripp!

GRADY:

How are you, Crabtree?

CRABTREE:

Brimming. Say hello to my new friend, Miss

Antonia. . .uh. . . .

WOMAN:

Sloviak.

CRABTREE:

I took the liberty of inviting Antonia to

tonight's festivities. You don't mind, do you.

Trip? ?

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Steve Kloves

Stephen Keith "Steve" Kloves (born March 18, 1960) is an American screenwriter mainly renowned for his adaptations of novels, especially for the Harry Potter film series and for Wonder Boys. He has also directed two motion pictures. more…

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