Hard Rain script
Hard Rain (1998)
Synopsis: Hard Rain is a 1998 action-thriller disaster film produced by Mark Gordon, written by Graham Yost (the writer-producer team also behind the film Speed) and directed by former cinematographer turned director Mikael Salomon. It stars Christian Slater, Morgan Freeman, Randy Quaid, Minnie Driver, and Ed Asner. It is an international co-production between the United States, Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan. The plot centers around a heist and man-made treachery amidst a natural disaster in a small Indiana town. The tagline is "A simple plan. An instant fortune. Just add water." The film grossed $19.9 million in the US on a $70 million budget, and it has a 29% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film features the song "Flood" by the Christian rock group Jars of Clay, which launched the band into the mainstream music scene.

Charlie sighs, goes back to Wellman and perfunctorily signs

the form. Then he and Tom go to the sandbag wall. Tom holds

both bags in one hand and the shotgun in the other. Charlie

doesn't want to get wet.

He steps from the sandbag wall onto the rear bumper of the

truck, then keys open the doors.



Charlie reaches out for the money bags. Tom jumps off the

sandbag wall and lands in the water, splashing Charlie.


For Christsakes!


It's a flood, Charlie. You're gonna

get wet.

Charlie takes the bags, tosses them in then shuts the back.

He moves toward the front, still trying to keep out of the

water. Tom splashes him some more.


Hey! Do you know what kind of crap

is in that water?


(of course he knows)

Well, yeah.

Tom kicks some more water at Charlie. Charlie gives Tom a

withering look and climbs in the truck.


Charlie gets into the driver's seat; Tom climbs into the

shotgun seat. They shut and bolt the doors. Charlie gets on

the radio.


Dispatch, this is 31.


Go ahead, 31.


We're leaving Huntingburg. We'll be

back in an hour.


Ten-four. Get out of there.


We're gone. Over and out.

Charlie hangs up the radio. He starts writing on a clipboard.

Silence for a few moments, and then Charlie notices Tom

staring at him.




Your ear.


What about my ear?


You've got a major hair growth going



Shut up.


I'm serious. You're gonna need

somebody to go in there with a weed


Charlie grabs a donut bag off the seat and tosses it to Tom.




You're offering me one of your donuts?

I don't know what to say. I'm getting

all misty.

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Graham Yost

Graham John Yost (born September 5, 1959) is a Canadian film and television screenwriter. His best-known works are the films Speed, Broken Arrow, and Hard Rain and the TV series Justified. In 2002, he created the widely acclaimed, yet short-lived drama series Boomtown. He has also written for the television series Herman's Head and Band of Brothers. He also created the short-lived NBC drama Raines. Yost teamed up with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, along with two of his fellow Boomtown writers Michelle Ashford and Larry Andries, to write and direct episodes of the HBO miniseries The Pacific. Yost is the creator and executive producer of the FX series Justified, and an executive producer on the FX show The Americans. more…

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