Entrapment script
Entrapment (1999)
Synopsis: Insurance investigator Virginia "Gin" Baker (Catherine Zeta-Jones), looking into a stolen Rembrandt painting, suspects that accomplished thief Robert "Mac" MacDougal (Sean Connery) is responsible. She decides to go undercover and help Mac steal an ancient artifact. When a suspicious Mac confronts Gin about her real intentions, she claims that she is, in fact, a thief and that the insurance job is a cover. To prove it, she proposes a new target that could net them $8 billion.


The Thief feeds a tiny tube up to the edge of the just-

drilled hole. Turns a valve on a small canister.


The Security guard yawns, tries to focus on his reading.


From a distant perspective we see the shadowy Thief exit the

bathroom as the Security Guard puts his head down on the

desk. The Thief enters another room off the Reception area--

the Chairman's Office.


Pictures of the Chairman with politicians and celebrities

line one wall. Across from the desk, a Jasper Johns map of

the United States. Above the desk, a SMALL PAINTING in an old

gilt frame. A REMBRANDT. The pride of the collection, a nude

woman reading a letter.

The Thief takes out a small periscope mirror and some right

angled cutters. Carefully slides the mirror behind the

painting, manipulates the mirror with one hand, the cutters

with another. Finds the alarm. Snips it.

Moving quickly now. The Thief rolls the canvas in acid-free

paper. Takes a cylindrical tube from the backpack, pulls out

another Canvas, fits it carefully into the stolen painting's

now-empty frame. The Thief stares at it through the opaque

helmet visor. Approves. Slips the rolled-up stolen canvas

into the empty tube. Leaves.

Before we follow the thief, we linger to see the replacement

canvas...ELVIS. On black velvet.


With the Thief now, out the reception area and into the hall,

where the drugged guard sleeps, to a Mail Chute built into

the wall. As the Thief opens the chute we hold on the last

line of a mailing label: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA.

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Ronald Bass

Ronald Bass (born March 26, 1942), sometimes credited as Ron Bass, is an American screenwriter. Also a film producer, Bass's work is characterized as being highly in demand, and he is thought to be among the most highly paid writers in Hollywood. He is often called the "King of the Pitches".[citation needed] In 1988, he received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Rain Man, and films that Bass is associated with are regularly nominated for multiple motion picture awards. more…

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