Rough Diamonds script
Synopsis: ROUGH DIAMONDS centres on the relationship between city girl ex-pop star Chrissie Bright and her 13-year-old daughter Lisa. When Chrissie decides to ‘get out’ of Brisbane and heads towards Queensland’s outback, she meets Mike Tyrell, a cattleman who drives trucks to keep the bank at bay. He is single and lives with his 13-year-old sister Sam. Mike’s dream is to be a successful cattle breeder, Chrissie is seeking to find her ‘true self’. When Mike’s road train sideswipes Chrissie’s car, Mike’s moment of inattention changes both their lives.


(handing over a present)

Happy birthday, babe. They ain't

diamonds, but you're just gonna have to

wait for those...

Marie tentatively opens the gift, sees a pair of OPAL EARRINGS.



Thank you. Thank you so much...


Are you OK, hon?

Marie looks back, to the far reaches of the auditorium where the

freaks and geeks crowd round Elena, worshipping her like the

Goddess she is...


I...yeah...I'll be fine...It's

just...that new girl...I almost hit her

in the parking lot...


You mean the towel girl, the one who

transferred in? Jesus, she's trouble. You

know the only reason she's slinging

towels is 'cos it's court ordered...

Marie and Elena make brief, electric eye contact, across the sea

of hormonally challenged students as Principal LIONEL MOSSTER, his

ill-fitting sports jacket coffee-stained, steps onstage.


We're here today to address a growing

epidemic that affects all of you.

He pauses, waits for the student body to quiet down...


National studies report sexual activity

among students at an all-time high.

"Wild Things 3" 03/22/2004 4.

The students all cheer, naturally.


We'll see who's cheering when you've got

an unwanted pregnancy on your hands, or

get slapped with a paternity suit...Or

arrested for date rape. But don't take my

word for it...

He motions behind him to KRISTEN RICHARDS, early 30's, a natural

beauty who's doing her best to hide behind a bland gray suit and

glasses, and CHAD BORMAN, late 20s, devilishly handsome...


Miss Richards and Dr. Borman are here to

tell you about the pitfalls first hand...

Kristen steps up to the lectern.

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Donald Crombie

Donald Crombie is an Australian film and television director. He was educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School and studied at National Institute of Dramatic Art. Crombie started work at the Commonwealth Film Unit in 1963. more…

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