Beaches Script

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Director:Garry Marshall
Written by:Iris Rainer (Novel), Mary Agnes Donoghue (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

The Buddy System Script

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Director:Glenn A. Jordan
Written by:Mary Agnes Donoghue (Writer)

Script Synopsis:A quiet school truant officer, Joe, uncovers a young boy's attempt to fake a residential address, and subsequently gets involved romantically with the boy's mother. The truant officer waffles between a sadistic relationship with his on-again, off-again girlfriend and the mother. When one of the officer's inventions takes off, he chooses the girl and shatters the friendship with the boy and his mother. Only at the last possible moment does he figure out what he's sacrificed, and attempts to get it back.

Paradise Script

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Director:Mary Agnes Donoghue
Written by:Mary Agnes Donoghue (Screenplay), Jean-Loup Hubert (Novel)

Script Synopsis:Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional vacuum since the death of their own three year old boy. Willie makes friends with the local 9-year-old tomboy Billie Pike, who teaches him to be comfortable with himself. When Willard gains a handle on his own emotions, he can now help Lily and Ben to connect, overcome grief and rediscover themselves.

White Oleander

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Director:Peter Kosminsky
Written by:Janet Fitch (Novel), Mary Agnes Donoghue (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.