The Bucket List

Synopsis: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to leave it and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their bucket list. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find joy in life.
Director(s): Rob Reiner
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  3 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

You better handle it right, or heads

gonna roll, I tell you...

You tell Dr. Shit for Brains... that I wanna

know everything about that bulimia treatment...

he wants to get me on.

Ah... what's it do to your lungs, and there's

the congress next month

I don't wanna go there, and have to

breathe through a hole in my throat.

- Well that is not exactly what happens.

- Who the hell is this guy? Where's Thomas?

- I'm right here, Sir.

- Hi Tom.

- We're gonna move you in to the bed now.

- I can do it myself, I ain't dead yet.

How about now?

- Have I fired you lately?

- Not since the Oprah incident.

- That was a good one.

- Yea, it was.

- Now, who's that?

- Who the hell are you?

Oh god... where am I? In the morgue...

That was the first time I laid eyes on

Edward Cole.

An osbscises beginning, to be sure.

I hate tubes.

I'll be damned, if I'm gonna spend the next

A zombie boy... looks half dead already.

You can't have your own room...

it'll create an enormous PR. problem.

I don't give a shit after all,

I still want my own room.

It's my hospital, for Christ sake...

don't tell me, I can't have my own room.

No offence pal.

You publicly defended this policy countless times.

You run hospitals, not health spas.

Two beds to a room, no exceptions.

I've never been sick before.

Ok, Dr. Albert will be here in a

minute to set you up.

Set me up?


Thomas... don't let me wake up paralyzed.

I'll do what I can.

Is these really your hospital?

Yea, pretty much.

Might wanna do something about the pea soup.

By the morning of his surgery,

the cancer had spread so far...

throughout Edwards body, that the doctors

only gave him a 5% chance to survive.

But then, they didn't account for how

pissed off, they've made him.

No Visitors coming to see him?

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Justin Zackham

Justin Zackham is an American and British screenwriter, director and producer. He wrote the hit films The Bucket List, One Chance, and the FX series Lights Out, and The Big Wedding, which he also directed. more…

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