California Split Script

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Director:Robert Altman
Written by:Joseph Walsh (Writer)

Script Synopsis:Carefree single guy Charlie Waters rooms with two lovely prostitutes, Barbara Miller and Susan Peters, and lives to gamble. Along with his glum betting buddy, Bill Denny, Charlie sets out on a gambling streak in search of the ever-elusive big payday. While Charlie and Bill have some lucky moments, they also have to contend with serious setbacks that threaten to derail their hedonistic betting binge.

Brewster McCloud Script

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Director:Robert Altman
Written by:Doran William Cannon (Writer)

Script Synopsis:Brewster is an owlish, intellectual boy who lives in a fallout shelter of the Houston Astrodome. He has a dream: to take flight within the confines of the stadium. Brewster tells those he trusts of his dream, but displays a unique way of treating others who do not fit within his plans.

Ready To Wear Script

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Director:Robert Altman
Written by:Robert Altman (Screenplay), Barbara Shulgasser (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an all-star cast.

The Gingerbread Man Script

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Director:Robert Altman
Written by:John Grisham (Writer), Clyde Hayes (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Savannah lawyer Rick Magruder is at a party celebrating his courtroom victory defending a cop killer when a member of the catering staff, Mallory Doss, discovers her car has been stolen. Having had a few drinks, Magruder offers to give her a lift home, a decision that turns into a one night stand. Rick soon learns that her nut-case father, Dixon, seems to have begun threatening her again. Rick puts the force of his law firm behind Mallory, who he barely knows, has Dixon picked up by the police, and subpoenas the girl's belligerent ex-husband, Pete, to testify against the old man. Dixon is put away in an asylum. However, he soon escapes, putting the lives of everyone who conspired against him in jeopardy.

The Player Script

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Director:Robert Altman
Written by:Michael Tolkin (Novel), Michael Tolkin (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?

Long Goodbye Script

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Director:Robert Altman
Written by:Raymond Chandler (Novel), Leigh Brackett (Screenplay), Raymond Chandler (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

Thieves Like Us Script

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Director:Robert Altman

Script Synopsis:Bowie, a youthful convicted murderer, and bank robbers Chicamaw and T-Dub escape from a Mississippi chain gang in the 1930s. They hole up with a gas station attendant and continue robbing banks. Bowie, who is injured in an auto accident, takes refuge with the daughter of the gas station attendant, Keechie. They become romantically involved but their relationship is strained by Bowie's refusal to turn his back on crime. The film is based on the novel Thieves Like Us by Edward Anderson. The novel is also the source material for the 1949 film They Live by Night, directed by Nicholas Ray.

A Wedding Script

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Director:Robert Altman
Written by:Robert Altman (Writer), Allan F. Nicholls (Writer), John Considine (Writer), Patricia Resnick (Writer)

Script Synopsis:Muffin's wedding to Dino Corelli is to be a big affair. Except the ageing priest isn't too sure of the ceremony, only the families actually turn up as the Corelli Italian connection is suspect, security guards watch the gifts rather over-zealously, and Dino's grandma expires in bed just as the reception starts. Could be quite an occasion.

A Perfect Couple Script

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Director:Robert Altman

Script Synopsis:Offbeat but endearing romantic comedy about unlikely match-up (by computer dating) of straitlaced Dooley, under the thumb of overbearing father, and singer Heflin, whose life is wrapped up with her familial rock group.