The Island (1980) Script

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Director:Michael Ritchie
Written by:Peter Benchley (Screenplay), Peter Benchley (Novel)

Script Synopsis:David Warner leads a band of modern day pirates who raid yachts and sail boats of people on vacation out in the Caribbean. Michael Caine is a reporter who goes out there with his son to investigate the mystery of the disappearing boats. He runs across Warner and his band of raiders and they decide to induct them into their tribe.

Student Bodies Script

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Director:Mickey Rose, Michael Ritchie

Script Synopsis:This zany send-up of teen slasher flicks features a maniacal psycho known as the Breather (played by Jerry Belson), who stalks –and murders– promiscuous students at a suburban high school. The fanatical killer's unusual weapons include paper clips, blackboard erasers and eggplants. Kristen Riter, Matthew Goldsby, Joe Flood, Kevin Mannis and Sara Eckhardt head the cast.

Semi-Tough Script

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Director:Michael Ritchie
Written by:Walter Bernstein (Screenplay), Dan Jenkins (Novel)

Script Synopsis:A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.

The Survivors Script

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Director:Michael Ritchie
Written by:Michael J. Leeson (Writer)

Script Synopsis:Having both lost their jobs, two strangers become unlikely friends after a run in with a would be robber, who is actually a hitman with a grudge against the two.

The Bad News Bears Script

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Director:Michael Ritchie
Written by:Bill Lancaster (Writer)

Script Synopsis:An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.

Candidate Script

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Director:Michael Ritchie
Written by:Jeremy Larner (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.

The Golden Child Script

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Director:Michael Ritchie
Written by:Dennis Feldman (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:After a Tibetan boy, the mystical Golden Child, is kidnapped by the evil Sardo Numspa, humankind's fate hangs in the balance. On the other side of the world in Los Angeles, the priestess Kee Nang seeks the Chosen One, who will save the boy from death. When Nang sees social worker Chandler Jarrell on television discussing his ability to find missing children, she solicits his expertise, despite his skepticism over being "chosen."

Wildcats Script

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Director:Michael Ritchie
Written by:Ezra Sacks (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When a football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite snickers from fellow staff members and her former husband.

The Couch Trip Script

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Director:Michael Ritchie
Written by:Ken Kolb (Novel), Steven Kampmann (Writer)

Script Synopsis:The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he's the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird.

Diggstown Script

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Director:Michael Ritchie
Written by:Leonard Wise (Novel), Steven McKay (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing-mad town called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a boxer that will knock out 10 Diggstown men, in a boxing ring, within 24 hours. "Honey" Roy Palmer is that man - although at 48, many say he is too old.