Captain Fantastic script
Synopsis: Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen), his wife Leslie and their six children live deep in the wilderness of Washington state. Isolated from society, Ben and Leslie devote their existence to raising their kids -- educating them to think critically, training them to be physically fit and athletic, guiding them in the wild without technology and demonstrating the beauty of co-existing with nature. When Leslie dies suddenly, Ben must take his sheltered offspring into the outside world for the first time.


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Ben opens his eyes and says, "Okay."

All the children jump up, wooden sticks in their hands, andBen teaches them what looks like commando knife-fighting.

This is not a suburban mall karate class.

Bo slashes at Ben with his stick. In one swift movement, Ben

deflects with his forearm and hip-throws Bo. Bo hits theground hard, Ben's stick already pressing into Bo's throat. Akill strike, shocking in its sudden violence.

The others watch, taking all of this utterly seriously, thenbreak into pairs and practice the move.

Rellian glares at his father, but makes no move to join.

Ben watches Kielyr and Vespyr. They're attacking anddefending like it's a choreographed dance.

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Matt Ross

Matthew Brandon "Matt" Ross (born January 3, 1970) is an American actor, director and screenwriter. He wrote and directed the feature film Captain Fantastic, starring Viggo Mortensen, for which he won Un Certain Regard (recognition of young talent) at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. more…

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