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.

He sails the boat back towards the container but at this

point of sail he is not always able to heel the boat enough

to keep the water from coming in, so the water continues to

pour in every so often.

He finally approaches the shipping container again. It sits

in the water looking like every inch the destructive force

that it has been.

He looks back up at the wind indicator again trying to gauge

an approach strategy.

He turns the boat abruptly into the wind and comes up next to

the side of the submerged container.

He stalls out his boat, the water starts coming into the boat

again as the boat levels, he jumps back onto the container.


He pulls out a knife from the holster on his belt loop and

cuts the rope that attached the sea anchor to the container.

As he is reaching out for the rope he drops his knife and it

rolls off of the container into the ocean.

OUR MAN recovers and takes the rope and jumps back on his

boat just as it begins to drift away.


He now begins to pull the sea anchor back towards him. It is

a struggle. As he is pulling, he keeps looking behind him

down into the cabin at the water that is coming in through

the gash.

But he must get the sea anchor back on board. He pulls and

pulls and finally the large orange parachute appears from

below the surface like some sort of fish net. He struggles to

empty the water from it and get it into the cockpit.

The second it is completely back on board he jumps up and

turns the wheel and gets the boat under way again back on the

point of sail that raises the gash above the waterline.

As he sails away he turns around and takes one last look at

the container.

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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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