Conspiracy Theory script
Synopsis: New York City cabbie Jerry Fletcher (Mel Gibson) is an expert on paranoid conspiracy theories. He is also infatuated with government lawyer Alice Sutton (Julia Roberts), who permits his attention because he once rescued her from a mugging. However, when Jerry is captured and put through psychotic tests by Dr. Jonas (Patrick Stewart), he realizes there is an actual conspiracy. After escaping, Jerry enlists Alice's help, but she wonders whether he has uncovered a real threat or is just insane.


Why the hell not?


I, uh, I have some problems.

The traffic light glows green; Jerry doesn't see it. The

sound of conspiratorial WHISPERS fill the taxi.



The contents of a syringe pumped into the strapped arm.

The walls begin to melt. The WHISPERS CONTINUE.

GARBLED, but their tone is perfectly clear. Threatening.

Cabalistic. Human forms appear. Stretched impossibly

long, melting along with the walls.

We CLOSE ON the reflection of a dozen pair of the same

taped-open eyes. The WHISPERING CUTS SHORT. Ominously.

The eyes dart from side-to-side as FOOTSTEPS approach.

The eyes suddenly widen in agony. As Jerry's scream of

pain becomes the BLARE of a HORN, we find ourselves back

in the...


Going about 60 mph. Jerry snaps to just in time to avoid

a head-on collision with a car coming the other way.


Are you crazy?!


The guy came right at us!


You turned up a one way street!

Jerry watches, in a sweat, as he passes a "ONE WAY" sign

pointing the opposite way. He mutters to himself.


I was only going one way.


Drop me off here!


Look, I'm sorry --

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Brian Helgeland

Brian Thomas Helgeland (born January 17, 1961) is an American screenwriter, film producer and director. He is most known for writing the screenplays for L.A. Confidential (for which he received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay), Mystic River, and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. Helgeland also wrote and directed 42 (2013), a biopic of Jackie Robinson, and Legend (2015), about the rise and fall of the Kray twins. more…

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