All Is Lost script
All Is Lost (2013)
Synopsis: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner (Robert Redford) awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and barely escapes with his life. With any luck, the ocean currents may carry him into a shipping lane -- but, with supplies dwindling and the sharks circling, the sailor is forced to face his own mortality.

THE SCREEN IS BLACK.

We hear the sounds of gentle waves.

OUR MAN:

13th of July, 4:
50 pm. I’m sorry...

I know that means!little at this

point, but I am. I tried, I think

you!would all!agree that I tried.

To be true, to be strong, to be

kind, to love, to be right. But I

wasn’t. And I know you knew this.

In each of your ways. And I am

sorry. All is lost here... except

for soul and body... that is,

what’s left of them... and a halfday’s

ration.

It’s inexcusable really, I know

that now. How it could have taken

this long to admit that I’m not

sure... but it did. I fought ‘til

the end, I’m not sure what that is

worth, but know that I did. I!have

always hoped for more for you

all...!I will miss you.!I’m sorry.!

OVER BLACK.

The sound of water peacefully running against the bow (front)

of a boat.

TITLE CARD #1 (over black): ALL IS LOST

TITLE CARD #2 (over black): EIGHT DAYS EARLIER

TITLE CARD #3 (over black): ACT ONE (Man vs. Man)

FADE IN:

INT. BOW SLEEPING BERTH OF A 39 FT SAILBOAT - DAWN

OUR MAN is sound asleep as the boat moves up and down through

the small waves that we can hear through the hull of the

boat.

A terrible crunching and ripping noise echoes through the

small space. OUR MAN immediately opens his eyes to the sound

of rushing water.

OUR MAN jumps out of the berth and as his feet hit the ground

they land in several inches of water inside the cabin of the

boat.

2.

He jumps up. As he looks down several small white knock-off

Keds kids sneakers are floating in the water.

OUR MAN rushes towards the back of the boat, as he enters the

main cabin he sees a four foot long gash in the side of the

boat.

There is water pouring into the cabin from the bottom of the

gash.

The gash is located right at the navigation table of the boat

where all the electronics are located. The water is pouring

in around and through the electronics including the GPS,

RADAR, RADIO, and SATELLITE PHONE.

OUR MAN jumps through the rushing water and climbs up the

steps to the cockpit of the boat.

EXT. COCKPIT OF THE BOAT - MORNING

Through the early morning light he now sees what has

happened.

A massive shipping container that had fallen off a cargo ship

is almost completely submerged in the water and is now stuck

to the boat through the gash in the side of the boat.

Thousands of the white shoes are floating in the water and

emptying from a hole in the container.

OUR MAN jumps into action.

The boat is heeling (being pushed at an angle due to the

pressure on the sails) towards the side of the boat that the

gash is on allowing the water to flow into the boat.

But first he must get the container unhooked from the gash as

it will sink the boat very soon unless he intervenes. He

pushes against it with his feet, kicking. Nothing. Gets out a

boat hook and tries to use that as a lever. Nothing. Tries

kicking and pushing again. Nothing.

The water continues to pour into the boat.

So he turns and opens a storage locker under the cockpit

seats and pulls out a long line (rope).

He jumps down onto the half sunk container, lashes a line

around one end. Slips several times almost falling into the

water.

He can now really see that the container is totally lodged in

place.

3.

He jumps back onto the boat and heads down the stairs into

the cabin that is now filled with several feet of water. The

white kids shoes are everywhere.

He wades through the water to a front storage locker. He

opens it and pulls out a large case that has LIFERAFT written

in red letters on it. But instead of taking the case upstairs

he opens the case and lifts the raft up and grabs a yellow

looking sack that is stored behind the raft.

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J. C. Chandor

Jeffrey McDonald Chandor (born November 24, 1973) — known as J. C. Chandor — is an American film director, producer and screenwriter, best known for directing the films Margin Call (2011), All Is Lost (2013), and A Most Violent Year (2014). more…

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