Prisoners script
Prisoners (2013)
Synopsis: Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) faces a parent's worst nightmare when his 6-year-old daughter, Anna, and her friend go missing. The only lead is an old motorhome that had been parked on their street. The head of the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal), arrests the driver (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces Loki to release his only suspect. Dover, knowing that his daughter's life is at stake, decides that he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands.

bring that poor deer you shot?

KELLER:

No Ma’am, this one’s Ralph’s.

Ralph shyly accepts credit with an awkward smile. Keller

slaps him on the back, proud as can be. Behind Franklin

and Nancy stand their two girls: ELIZA, 15, and hiding

behind her is JOY, 7, shy, wears glasses.

Anna bolts inside, running into the house with Joy.

KELLER (CONT’D)

Anna, we wait until we’re invited.

4 CONTINUED:
4

(CONTINUED)

Grace rolls her eyes.

NANCY:

Oh, for God’s sake, Keller, get

the hell in here.

5 INT. KITCHEN - THE BIRCHES' HOUSE - LATER 5

Nancy peeks at the venison, then wraps it back up while

Grace chops an onion --

NANCY:

You’re in charge of this.

Us veterinarians make lousy

butchers.

GRACE:

No problem.

Keller and Franklin work to insert the leaf in the dining

table -- it’s not fitting. Keller uses his utility knife

to shoehorn it. Anna comes running in, goes to straight

to Keller --

ANNA:

Can I go outside with Joy?

KELLER:

Convince your brother to go with

you and you can.

Anna races from the kitchen as Grace yells after her:

GRACE:

Wear your hat, you’re still

getting over that cold.

6 EXT. FAIRMOUNT CIRCLE - DAY 6

Joy and Anna take off running, racing each other. Ralph

and Eliza take their time following them.

ELIZA:

You feel bad for that deer when

you shot it?

RALPH:

You feel bad for cows when you go

to McDonald's?

(off her confused

look)

That's what my dad says.

4A CONTINUED:
4A

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

And the deer, they have too many

babies and the babies starve

anyway. You gotta keep the

population down.

ELIZA:

Your Dad say that too?

RALPH:

(a little

embarrassed)

Yeah. But I agree with him.

ELIZA:

What do you say?

He doesn’t look quite sure. She smiles, amused,

obviously smitten. He looks up ahead --

RALPH:

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Aaron Guzikowski

Aaron Guzikowski is an American screenwriter. He is best known for writing the 2013 film Prisoners and creating the 2014 television series The Red Road. more…

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