Hardcore script
Hardcore (1979)
Synopsis: Hardcore is a 1979 American crime drama film written and directed by Paul Schrader and starring George C. Scott, Peter Boyle and Season Hubley. The story concerns a father searching for his daughter, who has vanished only to appear in a pornographic film. Writer-director Schrader had previously written the screenplay for Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, and both films share a theme of exploring an unseen subculture.

JAKE VAN DORN, forty, and his brother JOE, fifty, sit at the

table watching the kitchen activity.

The house echoes with small talk:


...He got accepted at Grand Valley,

but he'd rather go to Michigan...


...Get that pink rot...


...No way Uncle Joe talk me into

cutting celery again this summer.

Rather work in the car wash.

As the CAMERA TRACKS THROUGH the dining room, it passes a

cluster of men standing near the buffet. WES DE JONG and

JOHN VAN DORN, both about forty, casually discuss a

theological point with GRANDFATHER VAN DORN. Across the table,

a young boy, about eleven, listens with rapt awe.

These are men of the soil. Their faces are sun-blotched and

weather-beaten. Wes has rolled up the sleeves of his white

shirt; John has switched to a more comfortable plaid.


...I still say that if a man has

committed the unpardonable sin, he

knows he has.

Grandfather nods head approvingly.


I don't know about that, John. It

don't seem to account much for God's



What kind of grace do you mean,

universal or specific...?

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Paul Schrader

Paul Joseph Schrader is an American screenwriter, film director, and film critic. Schrader wrote or co-wrote screenplays for four Martin Scorsese films: Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ and Bringing Out the Dead. more…

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