Nick of Time script
Nick of Time (1995)
Synopsis: Nick of Time is a 1995 American neo noir political thriller film, directed by John Badham, and starring Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken, Charles S. Dutton, and Courtney Chase. It is noteworthy for taking place in real time.

FADE IN:

INT. UNION STATION - DAY - 12:06PM

Union Station, that gorgeous fifty-year-old monument to Art

Deco/California Mission architecture. Still beautiful. Still

grand.

A sign at one of the departure/arrival gates in the main

concourse-says the "San Diegan", number 2 64, is due at 12:00.

Set above the gates, a big clock - six feet in diameter.

THE TIME -

12:
06.

We see the big hand slam into "7".

A loudspeaker - you can just about understand this guy.

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

Amtrack 2 64, the San Diegan, from

San Diego, Del Mar...

EXT. UNION STATION PLATFORM - DAY - 12:06PM

The "San Diegan" pulls into the terminal and comes to a slow,

grinding stop.

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

...San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano,

and Irvine is now arriving at Gate

Nine.

Doors are opened. Steps set down. Passengers pour out.

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

Amtrack 264 will be departing in

fifteen minutes from Gate Nine for

Oxnard, Ventura...

INT. UNION STATION - DAY - 12:07PM

A MAN and A WOMAN stand with a view of the arrival doors.

He's a blue-collar tough guy, dressed for church. She's his

beefy counterpart.

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

...Santa Barbara, Lompoc...

THE GUY (MR. SMITH) checks his watch.

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

...Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo...

Then he looks up to the big clock.

12:
07.

The minute hand slams into the "8".

ANNOUNCER:

...and points north.

He resets his watch as DISEMBARKING PASSENGERS pour out of

the gate. PEOPLE run forward with kisses and hugs.

MR. SMITH

Look sharp.

They stand like a couple of rocks, their eyes scanning the

crowd.

MS. JONES

That one.

MR. SMITH

Nah. Hates his wife.

They're talking about a couple in their forties. She

motormouths her way across the terminal and the husband

follows with the suitcases.

WHOOSH! A couple of TEENAGE BOYS on rollerblades zip by.

MS. JONES

I hate rollerblades.

EXT. UNION STATION - PLATFORM - DAY - 12:08PM

The train.. A PRETTY SIX-YEAR-OLD GIRL (LYNN) , who is holding

a stuffed animal almost as large as she is, climbs down the

steps. She reaches the platform, looks around. From within

the train:

GENE:

Lynn! Lynn!!

GENE WATSON, thirtyish, a regular Joe in appearance and

inclination, appears above, carrying a couple small suitcases.

He takes a relieved breath when he sees her.

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Patrick Sheane Duncan

Patrick Sheane Duncan (born 1947) is an American writer, film producer and director.A graduate of Grand Valley State University in Allendale Charter Township, Michigan, Duncan's career has been influenced by his Vietnam War experiences, which inspired the television mini-series Vietnam War Story (1987) and its sequel Vietnam War Story: The Last Days (1989) and the films 84C MoPic (1989) and Courage Under Fire (1996). Additional writing credits include A Home of Our Own (1993), The Pornographer (1994), Nick of Time (1995), Mr. Holland's Opus (1995), and the television movies A Painted House (2003), Elvis (2005), and the Little Red Wagon. more…

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