Halt and Catch Fire

Synopsis: Set in the 1980s, this series dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas' Silicon Prairie.
Genre: Drama
  Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 8 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.3
TV-14
Year:
2014
60 min
671 Views


CLARK:

Would it make a difference?

The buck seizes Clark by the shirt, pulls him to his feet.

YOUNG BUCK:

Not for you.

CLARK:

Then no.

And the buck BELTS HIM ACROSS THE FACE HARD, sending Clark to

the sawdust floor.

The crowd MURMURS as Clark rises, his nose badly bloodied.

But he grins a little bit as he steadies himself on a chair.

Then...

HE SMASHES THE CHAIR ACROSS THE YOUNG BUCK’S BACK

Knocking him to the floor. Male patrons tackle Clark back

down and proceed to kick the shit out of him.

CUT TO:

INT. DALLAS COUNTY LOCK-UP -- LATER

A heavy metal door swings open with a BUZZ.

6.

DALLAS DEPUTY:

Gordon Clark.

THE DALLAS DEPUTY waits, then leads Clark out of the holding

area, tight grip on the programmer’s arm.

CLARK:

Hi, honey.

REVEAL DONNA CLARK (30), facing him, arms crossed. She’s got

the pretty face of a high school sweetheart, but the grim

frown of someone who’s put up with a lot of shit.

CUT TO:

INT. DONNA’S STATION WAGON -- LATER

Donna drives in silence, Clark next to her, his nose taped.

CLARK:

You didn’t have to bring the kids

with you.

ANGLE ON their two daughters belted in the backseat, HALEY

(4) and JOANIE (6), spitting images of their mother, blonde

hair and all. They’re in pajamas, out cold.

DONNA:

(without looking at him)

I figured they’d never been to

Dallas County Jail before, so why

not bring them along.

CLARK:

C’mon, Donna.

DONNA:

You’re right, I should’ve asked the

neighbors to watch them at 2 a.m.

‘Hey, can you take Haley and Joanie

for a bit, Gordon got in a bar

fight again.’

CLARK:

Look, I’m sorry-

DONNA:

I get that you’re unhappy, Gordon.

CLARK:

It’s the job, it’s this whole

place, it’s this whole situation-

7.

DONNA:

Things didn’t turn out how we

planned. So what?

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Christopher Cantwell

Christopher Cantwell is a writer and producer, known for Halt and Catch Fire (2014), The Prototype (2005) and Vicariously (2009). more…

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