Joe Script

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Director:John G. Avildsen
Written by:Norman Wexler (Writer)

Script Synopsis:Bill, a wealthy businessman, confronts his junkie daughter's drug-dealing boyfriend; in the ensuing argument, Bill kills him. Panic-stricken, he wanders the streets and eventually stops at a bar. There he runs into a drunken factory worker named Joe, who hates hippies, blacks, and anyone who is "different", and would like to kill one himself. The two start talking, and Bill reveals his secret to Joe. Complications ensue.

Saturday Night Fever Script

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Director:John Badham
Written by:Norman Wexler (Screenplay), Nik Cohn (Story)

Script Synopsis:Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another, white-suited Tony struts his stuff amidst flashing lights and sweaty, undulating bodies. Tony's class aspirations are mirrored in his relationship with his dance partner, a secretary eager to move into the glamorous world of Manhattan.

Staying Alive Script

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Director:Sylvester Stallone
Written by:Nik Cohn (Characters), Norman Wexler (Screenplay), Sylvester Stallone (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenger yet - making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage.

Raw Deal Script

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Director:John Irvin
Written by:Norman Wexler (Screenplay), Gary DeVore (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a personal vendetta with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovina is taken down. To accomplish this, he must go undercover and join Patrovina's gang.


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Director:Sidney Lumet
Written by:Waldo Salt (Screenplay), Norman Wexler (Screenplay), Peter Maas (Story)

Script Synopsis:The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.


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Director:Richard Fleischer
Written by:Kyle Onstott (Novel), Jack Kirkland (Writer), Norman Wexler (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.