Runaway Bride script
Runaway Bride (1999)
Synopsis: Having already left three grooms at the altar, Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts) is branded "the runaway bride" by jaded city journalist Ike Graham (Richard Gere). But, after his facts are called into question, Ike races to Maggie's hometown to save his reputation and report on her upcoming fourth trip down the aisle -- during which he's convinced she'll run again. Though he's there on a muckraking mission, Ike can't help but fall for this breathtaking heartbreaker.

MAN (cont'd)

I said, I've seen much worse.

Ike looks at the Man with reservation. The Man is George



Excuse me?


The brush-off.

Ike gets up and moves to the dart board. He removes the darts.

MAN (cont'd)

I've witnessed far more treacherous and

nefarious exits than that. At least

she castigated you in private.


Not as private as I thought.

Ike turns slightly, giving the man his back.

IKE (cont'd)

Kevin, you've got some napkins?


Writing or wiping?


Give me a pen.

The Bartender gives him cocktail napkins and a pen. Ike starts

making notes. Ike looks up from his writing. The Man gets up

and starts throwing darts.


(throwing darts hard)

Ah, come on. They deserve it. They

love you, they hate you, they're hot,

they're cold, they're high, they're



... They're up, they're down. It's

really fun making this list with you,

but I've got a column to go write.





But you don't have a really superb idea!

Well, there's a girl from my hometown

you could write about.

Ike moves to the Bartender and pays him.


(to Man)

Excuse me, we don't need any new ideas.


She likes to dump grooms right at the

altar. They call her "The Runaway


Both Ike and Bartender turn and stare.


She performed the travesty seven or

eight times. Right at the altar she

turns around and runs like hell.


Ike turns and heads for the door. The Man calls after him,

getting up from his stool without stopping his enthusiastic


MAN (cont'd)

Adios. Plows down the aisle, knocking

old ladies out of her way like the

running of the bulls at Pamplona. And

guess what?

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Josann McGibbon

Josann McGibbon is an American screenwriter working in partnership with Sara Parriott. The team's first major success as a screenwriter was the early Brad Pitt film, The Favor. Their biggest hits since then include Three Men and a Little Lady and Runaway Bride. In 2007, McGibbon and Parriott co-wrote and produced the hit Debra Messing miniseries, The Starter Wife. The Starter Wife received 10 Emmy nominations in 2007, including for best screenwriting, and won one Emmy Award. more…

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