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Synopsis: Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) is beautiful, smart and quite abrasive to most of her fellow teens, meaning that she doesn't attract many boys. Unfortunately for her younger sister, Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), house rules say that she can't date until Kat has a boyfriend, so strings are pulled to set the dour damsel up for a romance. Soon Kat crosses paths with handsome new arrival Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger). Will Kat let her guard down enough to fall for the effortlessly charming Patrick?

PADUA HIGH SCHOOL - DAY

Welcome to Padua High School,, your typical urban-suburban

high school in Portland, Oregon. Smarties, Skids, Preppies,

Granolas. Loners, Lovers, the In and the Out Crowd rub sleep

out of their eyes and head for the main building.

PADUA HIGH PARKING LOT - DAY

KAT STRATFORD, eighteen, pretty -- but trying hard not to be

-- in a baggy granny dress and glasses, balances a cup of

coffee and a backpack as she climbs out of her battered,

baby blue '75 Dodge Dart.

A stray SKATEBOARD clips her, causing her to stumble and

spill her coffee, as well as the contents of her backpack.

The young RIDER dashes over to help, trembling when he sees

who his board has hit.

RIDER:

Hey -- sorry.

Cowering in fear, he attempts to scoop up her scattered

belongings.

KAT:

Leave it

He persists.

KAT (continuing)

I said, leave it!

She grabs his skateboard and uses it to SHOVE him against a

car, skateboard tip to his throat. He whimpers pitifully

and she lets him go. A path clears for her as she marches

through a pack of fearful students and SLAMS open the door,

entering school.

INT. GIRLS' ROOM - DAY

BIANCA STRATFORD, a beautiful sophomore, stands facing the

mirror, applying lipstick. Her less extraordinary, but

still cute friend, CHASTITY stands next to her.

BIANCA:

Did you change your hair?

CHASTITY:

No.

BIANCA:

You might wanna think about it

Leave the girls' room and enter the hallway.

HALLWAY - DAY- CONTINUOUS

Bianca is immediately greeted by an admiring crowd, both

boys

and girls alike.

BOY:

(adoring)

Hey, Bianca.

GIRL:

Awesome shoes.

The greetings continue as Chastity remains wordless and

unaddressed by her side. Bianca smiles proudly,

acknowledging her fans.

GUIDANCE COUNSELOR'S OFFICE - DAY

CAMERON JAMES, a clean-cut, easy-going senior with an open,

farm-boy face, sits facing Miss Perky, an impossibly cheery

guidance counselor.

MISS PERKY:

I'm sure you won't find Padua any

different than your old school. Same

little asswipe mother-fuckers

everywhere.

Her plastic smile never leaves her face. Cameron fidgets in

his chair uncomfortably.

MISS PERKY:

(continuing)

Any questions?

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Gil Junger

Gil Junger is an American director for Touchstone Pictures, most famous for 10 Things I Hate About You, his directorial film debut. He is a 1972 graduate of the Trinity Pawling School in Pawling, New York. more…

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