PULL BACK to reveal:
crew (field producer, reporter, and cameraman, all
Throughout this sequence, ROD, the reporter, types on a
HOWARD, the field producer, lies on his stomach, peering
f.g., a ruined high-rise at the end of the street,
How about it, Jeff?
wall. She is young, in her early twenties, with shining
dark hair down to her shoulders. She’s carrying an
armload of books.
Jeff focuses the minicam.
EXT. RUINED HIGH-RISE -DAY
A row of blasted windows. In one of the windows, a
High-rise. Top floor. Window in
Stay on him. Stay on him. Now go
back to the woman. Now!
Back to the sniper.
Stay tight on the sniper.
Jesus --look at him! He’s about
fourteen! Don’t lose this!
He sees her.
Stay on her. If she runs, widen
and try to get her and sniper in
the same frame.
I said he sees her.
I heard you. Stay on her.
EXT. RUINED HIGH-RISE
The sniper, taking aim.
EXT. SAWTOOTH WALL
takes off her high-heeled shoes, inhales deeply,
gathering herself to run.
(under his breath)
Sniper! Sniper! Sni-
breaking stride -
Synopsis: On their cross-country drive, a married couple, Jeff (Kurt Russell) and Amy Taylor (Kathleen Quinlan), experience car trouble after an accident. Stranded in the New Mexico desert, the two catch a break when a passing truck driver, Red Barr (J.T. Walsh), offers to drive Amy to a nearby café to call for help. Meanwhile, Jeff is able to fix the car and make his way to the café, only to find his wife missing and Barr claiming ignorance. Jeff then begins a frenzied search for Amy.