Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Script

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Director:Peter Weir
Written by:Peter Weir (Screenplay), John Collee (Screenplay), Patrick O'Brian (Novel)

Script Synopsis:After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit of glory against the safety of his devoted crew, including the ship's thoughtful surgeon, his best friend.

Picnic at Hanging Rock Script

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Director:Peter Weir
Written by:Joan Lindsay (Author), Clifford Green (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging Rock. Despite rules against it, Miranda and several other girls venture off. It's not until the end of the day that the faculty realizes the girls and one of the teachers have disappeared mysteriously.

The Last Wave Script

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Director:Peter Weir
Written by:Peter Weir (Screenplay), Tony Morphett (Screenplay), Petru Popescu (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Australian lawyer David Burton agrees with reluctance to defend a group of aborigines charged with murdering one of their own. He suspects the victim was targeted for violating a tribal taboo, but the defendants deny any tribal association. Burton, plagued by apocalyptic visions of water, slowly realizes danger may come from his own involvement with the aborigines and their prophecies.

Gallipoli Script

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Director:Peter Weir
Written by:David Williamson (Screenplay), Ernest Raymond (Novel), Peter Weir (Story)

Script Synopsis:As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank—both agile runners—become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli peninsula, a brutal eight-month conflict which pit the British and their allies against the Ottoman Empire and left over 500,000 men dead.

Green Card Script

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Director:Peter Weir
Written by:Peter Weir (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Urban horticulturalist Brontë Mitchell has her eye on a gorgeous apartment, but the building's board will rent it only to a married couple. Georges Fauré, a waiter from France whose visa is expiring, needs to marry an American woman to stay in the country. Their marriage of convenience turns into a burden when they must live together to allay the suspicions of the immigration service, as the polar opposites grate on each other's nerves.

The Year of Living Dangerously

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Director:Peter Weir
Written by:Peter Weir (Screenplay), C.J. Koch (Screenplay), David Williamson (Screenplay), C.J. Koch (Novel)

Script Synopsis:Australian journalist Guy Hamilton travels to Indonesia to cover civil strife in 1965. There, on the eve of an attempted coup, he befriends a Chinese Australian photographer with a deep connection to and vast knowledge of the Indonesian people and also falls in love with a British national.


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Director:Peter Weir
Written by:William Kelley (Screenplay), Earl W. Wallace (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, he slowly assimilates despite his urban grit and forges a romantic bond with the child's beautiful mother.

The Mosquito Coast

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Director:Peter Weir
Written by:Paul Schrader (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Allie Fox, an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife and children to Belize. In the jungle, he tries with mad determination to create a utopian community with disastrous results.

The Way Back

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Director:Peter Weir
Written by:Slavomir Rawicz (Story), Peter Weir (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag—to take a perilous and uncertain journey to freedom as they cross deserts, mountains and several nations.

The Truman Show

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Director:Peter Weir
Written by:Andrew Niccol (Writer)

Script Synopsis:Truman Burbank is the star of The Truman Show, a 24-hour-a-day reality TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows, including his wife and his best friend is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.