Man in the Chair

Synopsis: Christopher Plummer plays Flash, a curmudgeon with a hankering for classic movies and booze. Cameron is a volatile teen who commits grand theft auto just because the car is an exact replica from Christine. Their relationship is forged in the darkness of a movie theater and fueled by a mutual appreciation of rebellion and cinema. Cameron enters a student film contest, though he lacks the resources of his peers. Learning that Flash is a retired Hollywood gaffer-and the only surviving crew member from Citizen Kane-Cameron follows him to his home at the Motion Picture Residence for the Elderly, a colony of aging film folk set aside by the industry. A quirky fellowship develops, in which Flash and his friends help Cameron make his film, and, in doing so, change his life.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Michael Schroeder
Production: Outsider Films
  9 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

The faculty and staff want to wish

you all the happiest of holidays.

There's just a couple of items

that will take place...

over the holiday vacation.

There's a Ski Club trip

to Mammoth Lakes...

the basketball tournament

at Taft High School...

and, of course,

the Los Angeles Film School...

holiday short film contest...

with the winner receiving

a full scholarship after graduation.

Uh, students involved

with these projects...

stay in touch with

your respective counselors.

That's it, students.

Have a great

and safe holiday break...

and we'll see you back

here in three weeks.

- [Applause and whoops]


Question number one.

Let's get to it.

We're not leaving

until it's all done.

[Toilet flushes]

[Metal thuds]

I'd sue your ass for

scratching my ride, Kincaid.

But I know you're a broke dick.

You know what?

Forget about the film contest.

Two reasons:

one, juniors never win.

And two, you can't make a movie

without a little fundage.

It's a talent contest,

not a funding contest.

Like my dad says...

"It doesn't take talent

to get work in Hollywood."

No wonder why

he always has a job.

[Metal thuds]

You may know

a lot about old movies...

but you know nothing

about making one.

Merry Christmas, Kincaid.

Call the lot,

get my dad on the phone.

He'll hook us up.

Hurry up, Cameron.

You already missed

the big crane shot.

You can pay me after.

- Thanks, Mr. Klein.

- O.K.

You figure

it was a bomb then, Hank?


Well, chief, Rudy Linnekar...

could have been

struck by lightning.

Where's the daughter?

Marcia? Got her right

here waiting for you, Hank.

Let her go.

You don't even want to

question her...

Take the marbles

out of your mouth, Orson!

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Michael Schroeder

Michael Schroeder is an American computer scientist. His areas of research include computer security, distributed systems and operating systems and he is perhaps best known as the co-inventor of the Needham–Schroeder protocol. In 2001 he co-founded the Microsoft Research Silicon Valley lab and was the Assistant Managing Director until the lab was disbanded in 2014. more…

All Michael Schroeder scripts | Michael Schroeder Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "Man in the Chair" STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 29 Oct. 2020. <>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer

    Man in the Chair

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!

    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.