Unbroken script
Unbroken (2014)
Synopsis: As a boy, Louis "Louie" Zamperini is always in trouble, but with the help of his older brother, he turns his life around and channels his energy into running, later qualifying for the 1936 Olympics. When World War II breaks out, Louie enlists in the military. After his plane crashes in the Pacific, he survives an incredible 47 days adrift in a raft, until his capture by the Japanese navy. Sent to a POW camp, Louie becomes the favorite target of a particularly cruel prison commander.

Below him, as he’s kneeling he sees Zeros through the open

bomb bay doors. More bullets pierce the plane. Bullets fly

from the plane. We see the Belly Gunner in the suspended

bubble in a fire fight with a Zero.

Bullets pierce the bubble.


Louie grabs the medical bag and climbs across the catwalk to

get to the Belly Gunner.

More gunfire. Harry fires laterally. BOOM!— a cannon round

strikes nearby and the concussion slams his head against the

wall. His goggles shatter.

He reaches up to take off the goggles. Bullets from his

target plane stitch him up. Harry’s down. (end slow motion)

Louie races toward him, pulling him away from his station to

the opposite wall.

As he stabilizes Harry and administers morphine, Louie

notices Mac at the tail gun shooting down a Zero. He also

sees Douglass-- leg shot and bloody but he stands strong and

shoots back.

Louie straps Harry down and makes his way back to the front

of the plane.

BAM!— a very big explosion— a hole rips open in the side of

the plane.


Phil struggles to right the plane. 7

Stanley recovers his target and fires.

Bullets streak through the Superman from every direction.

Sea and sky are now visible throughout the plane-- gashes

everywhere. Bullets fly. Each moment the holes multiply.

Louie looks up.

Stanley, in the top bubble, looks intently out, hands tensed

on guns, ready for a target to appear. One of his legs is


He keeps shooting, not missing a beat.

In the rectangle of exterior view a Zero enters from aft,



Pillsbury bangs the high speed rotator of his turret. The

turret grunts to life, whirling Pillsbury around ninety

degrees. The Zero reaches the top of it’s arc, leveling off

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Joel Coen

Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for No Country for Old Men (2007), The Big Lebowski (1998) and Fargo (1996). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child. more…

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