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.



A long line of folding tables have been set up in the

basement. A mixed assortment of chairs can accommodate thirty

or more persons. A pre-teen daughter helps her mother place

dishes and silverware on the tablecloths. Evergreen branches

and red candles decorate the tables.



Most of the teenagers have crowded into what was once called

the study, but is now the "television room." KRISTEN VAN

DORN, fourteen, and MARSHA DE JONG, fifteen, are scrunched

onto the sofa. Kristen has long blonde hair, a clean Dutch

complexion and an unaffected beauty. The girls' legs are

innocently wrapped around each other's.

JOE, forty-five, another of the Van Dorn brothers, and a

male cousin about nineteen, are also squeezed on the sofa.

Young children squat on the floor in front of them. All are

watching some inane Christmas variety show.

Joe, bored of this tripe, gets up and turns off the set. The

children wail in unison. "Aw, c'mon, Uncle Joe."


I'm sick of watching this television

stuff. You know who makes it? All

the kids who couldn't get along here.

They go out to California and make

television. I didn't like 'em when

they were here, and I don't like 'em

out there.

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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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