Worth Winning

Synopsis: Taylor is a man who has no problems with women. So confident is he that he accepts a challenge from his friends: he has to secure proposals of marriage from three women of their choice.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Will Mackenzie
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
103 min

[Horse Nickers]


Now that's a fine animal.

Oh, yeah.

Great stud, I bet.

Now, the real advantage ofbeing here today

at Atlantic City Racecourse..

to bring you the weather

is that we've got the real thing.

No boards, no mattes,

no pretty computer graphics. Uh-uh.

The real thing.

We got the real sun,

as I predicted.

We've got the real blue skies,

as I predicted.

Heck, we even got real horses,

as I predicted.

- [ All Laughing ]

- And speaking of predictions...

hey, we even got a real winner.


This is TaylorWorth,

Channel 5 News, Philadelphia...

- and I'll seeyou at 1 1 :00.

- And we're clear.

[Women Murmuring ]

Ladies' day at the races.

I'm a happy guy.

[Man Singing]

[Continues ]


[Singing Continues ]

That's 1 0, 20, five-fifty.

Number seven,

Movin' Marcel, to show.

- Come on, Ned, at least bet him to win.

- Thankuou.

Hi. Fortu dollars, numberthree...

My Charlie's Angel to win, please.


- My gambling fund's a little low.

- Gambling fund.

- Gambling fund?. Ned, what happened toyou?.

- Yeah.

What happened to the kid who bet his father's

golf clubs on Cindy Brownell's bra size?.

Hey, rememberwhen I bet my scholarship money

you'd flunk out before midterms?.

Yeah. What happened?.

Daddy, Daddy, Daddy.

I settled down.

Come on, pumpkin.

Ned's actually a terrific guy,

except he's lost his edge.

When we were 1 1, he decided

we should get Mohawks.

- I shaved my head. He laughed for a month.

- You see this 50?.

- Yeah.

- And you see that 50?.

- They're not the same.

- They're not?.

No, this is three days

of nursery school to me.

And what's that?.

Champagne for two?.

- Silk panties for Mona.

- Mona?.

- Do I know Mona?.

- No, I haven't mentioned her.

You're buying silk panties for a girl

you haven't even mentioned to me?.

Ned, it's not important.

Don't worry about it.

There is no Mona.

- Taylor.

- Lizbette.

- Don't sweet talk me.

- How are you?.

How should I be?.

You asked Wendy out, my own roommate.

I know.

You workTuesday nights.

- Don't touch me.

- She said no.

- Of course she did.

- See?. No harm done.

He is my hero.

A hero should

accomplish something.

I mean, what has Taylor accomplished?.

We are happily married men.

- With curfews.

- Yeah, I'd rather be like Taylor.

Well, Taylor doesn't know ityet,

but he'd rather be like us.

Youshouldsee him with mufamilu.

He reallusoaks it up.

No, that's what he reallywants.

He just doesn't know it yet.

Hey, I'm a shrink.

I know these things, right?.


Oh, I'm worriedabout him.

Oh. Did you get a load

ofher legs?.


Don't you understand?.

He is dumping her.

Tauloris stuck

in a very destructive pattern.

They hit the two-month mark,

and he is running.

It's classic-- reject them

before they reject you.

[ Guffaws ]

No, no woman is ever gonna reject Taylor.

Oh, and it's too bad,

because that's what he really needs.

Well, that's what every man really needs.

Without suffering, you don't grow.

Yeah, forget it.

It'll never happen.

If only there was something

I could do for him.

If only I could pick

Taylor's next woman.

You know, someone who will dump him first.

Someone who will give him the gift ofheartache.

- Someone with P.M.S.

- No.

Someone who's looking

for more in a man than good looks.

- And a great sense ofhumor.

- And a six-figure income.

- And glamorous job.

- Yeah, but more than that.

Someone who will

torture him a little bit.

- Ned.

- Turn him inside out. Hurt him. Like love.

Forget it.

She's not out there.

- No, I bet I could find her.

- I betyou couldn't.

- I bet he could.

- I got 1 0 bucks says no way.

You're on.

You in, Ned?.

You are both missing my point.

Taylorwould have to cooperate.

- Oh, no, no, he'll want in on this.

- It's gotta be bigger.

- Bigger?

- Two women.

- Ten women.

- Eleven women.

Well, that's not gonna cut it anymore.

You're gonna have to--

I know, stop seeing you.

- Taylor.

- Lizbette.

I'm not good enough foryou.

You've made some veryvalid points.

I oughta be able

to make a commitment by now.

Taylor, let's say

I never came here today.

- No. No. No.

- Let's just forget everything.

No, no, listen to me.

Your instincts are sound.

It's time to move on. Lizbette,

I just don't think it can be together.

Well, what am I supposed to do?.

You?. Soar.

[ Call To The Post]

[Man On P.A. ] Ladies and gentlemen,

the horses are parading to the post...

[ Man On P.A. ] Ladies and gentlemen,

the horses are parading to the post...

for the next race

ofthe afternoon.

[ Chuckles ]


We've got a proposition for you.

You have three months

to get engaged to three women...

- and I pick the women.

- You're insane.

Oh, Chloe, that's pretty.

Now, this is the dumbest one

they've ever come up with.

They're always trying to rope me in

on some stupid bet.

Then, when I take them up on it,

they drop like flies.


What are the stakes?.

Your fishing cabin

against my Mercedes.

No. See, I already have a car.

I want something else.

Name it.

I love torturing him.



It's an original.

- I can't bet that.

- Fine, no bet.

It's Claire's.

Her grandfather left it to her.


- You're on.

- You're kidding?.

- [Man On Monitor] Theu're off..

- This is foryour own good.

It's Moving Marsdale

in a chargingstart...

with Boo-boo,

Rachel's Ride...

[ Continues, Indistinct ]

Dreamu Messiah

breaks fifth on the rail.

[ Continues, Indistinct ]

- Boys, sorry I m issed the game.

- That's okay.

-[ Woman ] Diduou cripple another quarterback?

- Yeah, two.

[ Man On Monitor]

Boo-boo running their own race.

[ Continues, Indistinct ]

Bachelorette num ber one.

I ce goddess.

- I got 2 0 says he can't even get a date.

- Forty says he can.

Guys, a beautiful woman is one of the

loneliest creatures on the face ofthe earth.

All I needis an opening.

A ticket ofadmission.

- Bet. Bet.

- No, Chloe, horseu. Horseu.

Chloe, you see that pretty

blonde lady right there?.

I just bet she would love

to see this picture you drew.

That's pretty, honey.

Is it for me?.

- Yes.

- Oh. Come here.

Gee, I'm terribly sorry.

Oh, that's okau.

She's a doll.

- How old is she?

- Three.

Let me get her offyour hands here.

Come on, Chloe.

Let's not bother

these nice people.

Oh, she's no bother.

I love kids.

- Well, she's for rent.

- She's got your eyes.

- Don't let her father hearyou say that.

- She's not yours?.

No, no, I wish she were.

There anureason whuwe can't

have dinnerSaturdaunight?

- I don't even knowuour name.

- Erin.

- Erin Cooper.

- Taylor.

- Taulor Worth.

- Dinner would be fine.

- Great. Andre's, 7::00?

- Okay.

[ All Laughing ]

See you, guys.

You feel free to make

the other two a challenge.

Well, so much for the bet.

[ Video Game ]


I'll betuou can't get this point.

They sayyou don't

know how to play.

[ Woman ]

Well, I don't know whuuou don't like him.

Claire, he was fluff..

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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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