Elephant Page #2

Synopsis: A day in the lives of a group of average teenage high school students. The film follows every character and shows their daily routines. However two of the students plan to do something that the student body won't forget.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Gus Van Sant
Production: Fine Line Features
  8 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
81 min

- Me, for example.

- Then why would it even matter?

You're wearing a bracelet

and you're not gay. Who cares either way?

- What time will you be back?

- Right around 1:30 p.m.


Here's the deal.

Aaron and I and some of the other boys...

we're gonna go fourbying later today.

We were wondering if maybe you would

like to bring some of the girls along.

Don't you remember

what happened last time?

- Of course. How could I forget?

- With Sara and Jessica?

- Sara and Jessica, they're...

- Don't be mean.

I never tease you about Jason

and his hot dogs, or whatever.

That was an isolated incident.

Besides, I don't know if I can go.

I don't know what time I'll get home.

- Home from the appointment?

- Yeah.

Does that, by any chance, have to do with...

when we went camping,

two or three weeks ago?

I don't know. It could be anything.

You know what? You don't have to worry

about it. You know why?

Because we're gonna

have a blast fourbying...

as long as...

You gotta promise to show up.

- Hey, Eli!

- What's up, John?

- How's it going?

- Pretty good.

- What are you doing?

- Just taking pictures.

- Can I take a picture of you?

- Yeah, sure.

Okay, ready? One, two, three.

- Nice.

- I'll see you later.

- You going to the concert tonight?

- No, my parents are being b*tches.

That's retarded. That happens.

All right. I'll see you.


Come here.

What are you guys doing?

Get the f*** out of here

and don't come back.

- Some heavy sh*t's going down.

- What are you doing?

When the electrons jump

from one orbital to another one...

what does that do?

What's the difference between the orbitals?

The orbitals differ in energy.

The orbitals, which are areas in space

around the nucleus...

the ones that are closer to the nucleus,

those are low energy...

and the ones that are further away

are higher energy.

So when we put energy into the atom...

it kicks these electrons out...

further away from the nucleus,

and produces a higher... Yes?

After putting electricity

into the tube full of the electrons...

after they're lit up, do they stay lit up

or can they run out of energy?

Good question. What they do...

is they will sit up

in this higher energy state...

and then drop down again.

And when they drop down, they emit light.

What are you writing?

- This?

- Yeah.

It's my plan.

- For what?

- You'll see.

- Hey, Eli, what's up?

- Hey, how are you?

Not much. I'm just gonna go

to the darkroom and stuff, so...

Yeah. Watch out for Mr. Robertson's class.

Yeah, I know. No kidding.

- All right, I'll see you later.

- Okay. Bye.

- How you doing?

- Pretty good, actually.

- How about you?

- Fine.

Michelle, look, we've got to talk

Rate this script:0.0 / 0 votes

Gus Van Sant

Gus Green Van Sant, Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician and author who has earned acclaim as both an independent and more mainstream filmmaker. more…

All Gus Van Sant scripts | Gus Van Sant Scripts

0 fans

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "Elephant" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 25 May 2024. <https://www.scripts.com/script/elephant_7563>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer


    Browse Scripts.com

    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.