Lost in America script
Synopsis: Lost in America is a 1985 satirical road comedy film directed by Albert Brooks and co-written by Brooks with Monica Johnson. The film stars Brooks alongside Julie Hagerty as a married couple who decide to quit their jobs and travel across America.


You're insane.


(yelling from

the kitchen)

You're right. I am insane. I

am insane and I'm responsible.

A very, very good combination.

We STAY in the bedroom with Nancy. She lies there.

Her eyes are open. She's staring straight ahead. She

looks sad. After a moment, David reappears at the door.


I am not an animal.




I am not an animal. I will not

sleep in the garage.


Just come to bed. Come on.


(sitting down on

the bed)

I apologize, okay? But don't

call me names.


What names?


You know what names. Calling me

responsible is saying what? That

I'm closed up. I'm old. I'm

stodgy. That's not fair. I

don't like the way things are any

more than anybody else does but

what am I supposed to do? I'm

trying. What about you? You're

as responsible as I am. Personnel

Director for a department store is

not the most irresponsible job in

the world. Go hire anyone you

want. Think you'd be fired fast

if you did that? How much freedom

do you have? We're all in the

same boat. We're trying to make

something of ourselves and it's

hard. Okay?


You're very upset. I'm sorry I

used that word.


No, I'm glad you used that word.

It's honest but things are going

to get better. They're going to



You always say that.


Yes, but this time it's different.

After tomorrow I'm no longer an

employee, I'm a Vice President.

I'll be my own boss. I'll have

a piece of the company. You see

what I mean? I can be more

irresponsible because I'll be in

a position of responsibility.

That makes sense, doesn't it?


I don't know. I guess it does.

Good night.

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Monica Johnson

Albert Lawrence Brooks (born Albert Lawrence Einstein; July 22, 1947) is an American actor, filmmaker and comedian. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for 1987's Broadcast News. His voice acting credits include Marlin in Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016), and recurring guest voices for The Simpsons, including Russ Cargill in The Simpsons Movie (2007). Additionally, he has directed, written, and starred in several comedy films, such as Modern Romance (1981), Lost in America (1985), and Defending Your Life (1991) and is the author of 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America (2011). more…

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