G.I. Jane script
G.I. Jane (1997)
Synopsis: G.I. Jane is a 1997 American action film directed by Ridley Scott, produced by Largo Entertainment, Scott Free Productions and Caravan Pictures, distributed by Hollywood Pictures and starring Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen and Anne Bancroft. The film tells the fictional story of the first woman to undergo training in U.S. Navy Special Warfare Group.

FADE IN:

INT. SENATE HEARING ROOM - CAPITOL BLDG. - DAY

Blinding in their white uniforms, naval flag officers sit

in the audience, showing their support for THEODORE HAYES,

a 50-year-old civilian. This is his confirmation hearing.

Reading from prepared material:

HAYES:

... last few years have brought many

advances in the interests of women

in naval service, particularly in

the land-based maritime specialties.

What's more, the Navy has instituted

special sensitivity courses with an

eye on --

DEHAVEN:

Whoa, whoa, whoa. "Land-based

maritime specialties." Gimme a

second here to de-euphemize that...

At the center of a dais, LILLIAN DEHAVEN leans back to

ponder the ceiling of the hearing room. Her plaque card

reads "CHAIRPERSON -- SENATE ARMS COMMITTEE." DeHaven is a

tough-hided old Southern belle, Scarlett O'Hara at 60.

In her arsenal she carries conversational hand-grenades --

and she's apt to pull a pin at the slightest whim.

DEHAVEN:

Would that be anything like

"typing"? "Restocking the

cupboards"? That sort of thing, Mr.

Hayes?

CHUCKLES from the packed gallery. The flag officers go

stone-faced. Hayes forces a smile.

HAYES:

Hardly the case, Senator.

DEHAVEN:

Well, I'm just an old dame without

much time left, so you'll pardon me

if I jump right in here before they

discontinue my blood-type. I am

deeply concerned over the Navy's

seemingly incontrovertible attitude

toward women in the military. Case

in point...

On cue, aides begin distributing reports to other members

of the dais. Hayes gets a copy, too. And it jars him.

DEHAVEN:

"The Lark Report."

HAYES:

Madam Senator... this is an internal

document of the U.S. Navy. I must

seriously question whether --

DEHAVEN:

(to others on panel)

The Navy's conclusion regarding the

crash of an F-14 aboard an aircraft

carrier. Female aviator, it just so

happens.

(to Hayes)

You're familiar with this report and

its conclusion, am I right?

HAYES:

I was one member of the investigating

commission.

DEHAVEN:

Yes, I see your signature right here

-- twice the size of everyone

else's. And your conclusion was

"pilot error," hmm?

HAYES:

I'm really not prepared for any kind

of in-depth review of --

DEHAVEN:

I'd like to think our next Secretary

of the Navy would be prepared for

anything, Mr. Hayes.

A humorless smile. She's roasting his nuts over an open

fire, and everyone knows it.

HAYES:

The commission concluded that the

aviator in question failed to

execute a proper approach to the

carrier.

DEHAVEN:

That aside for the moment, I'm

struck by the tenor, the ill-spirit

of your report... the degrading

remarks by other aviators...

innuendo about her performance in

unrelated situations... even a

reference to her sexual activity the

weekend prior.

(closing report)

In my seven years on this committee,

I've never seen a downed aviator

treated like this. Never. I'm

deeply disturbed by this report, Mr.

Hayes. Not just what it bodes for

women in the military -- but for

your own confirmation as well.

INT. CORRIDOR - CAPITOL BLDG. - DAY

Heading for her office, DeHaven is escorted by a small

PRESS RETINUE.

DEHAVEN:

... a full 35 percent of all jobs in

the U.S. military are still, to this

day, off-limits to women. And

that's simply gotta change.

PRESS #1

What about those who say women

aren't suited for all jobs? That

they're physically weaker... they

have less stamina...

DEHAVEN:

Sure. And we're gonna hog the

bathroom, too.

DEHAVEN'S AIDE catches up, pulls her aside.

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David Twohy

David Neil Twohy is an American film director and screenwriter. more…

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