Orca: The Killer Whale Script

Year:1977
Director:Michael Anderson
Written by:Luciano Vincenzoni (Screenplay), Sergio Donati (Screenplay), Robert Towne (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:After witnessing the killing of his mate and offspring at Captain Nolan's hands, a vengeful killer whale goes on a rampage in the fisherman's Newfoundland harbor. Under pressure from the villagers, Nolan, Rachel and Umilak sail after the great beast, who will meet them on it's own turf.
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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Script

Year:1984
Director:Hugh Hudson
Written by:Edgar Rice Burroughs (Novel), Michael Austin (Writer), Robert Towne (Writer)

Script Synopsis:A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both parents are killed. A female ape takes the tiny boy as a replacement for her own dead infant, and raises him as her son. Twenty years later, Captain Phillippe D'Arnot discovers the man who thinks he is an ape. Evidence in the tree house leads him to believe that he is the direct descendant of the Earl of Greystoke, and thus takes it upon himself to return the man to civilization.
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Ask The Dust Script

Year:2006
Director:Robert Towne
Written by:Robert Towne (Screenplay), John Fante (Novel)

Script Synopsis:Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.
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Villa Rides Script

Year:1968
Director:Buzz Kulik
Written by:William Douglas Lansford (Novel), William Douglas Lansford (Adaptation), Robert Towne (Screenplay), Sam Peckinpah (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Pulled into the Mexican Revolution by his own greed, Texas gunrunner & pilot Lee Arnold joins bandit-turned-patriot Pancho Villa & his band of dedicated men in a march across Mexico battling the Colorados & stealing women's hearts as they go. But each has a nemesis among his friends: Arnold is tormented by Fierro, Villa's right-hand-man; and Villa must face possible betrayal by his own president's naiveté
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The Yakuza Script

Year:1974
Director:Sydney Pollack
Written by:Paul Schrader (Screenplay), Leonard Schrader (Story), Robert Towne (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...
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Personal Best Script

Year:1982
Director:Robert Towne
Written by:Robert Towne (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:This film chronicles the relationship of two female world-class athletes. Mariel Hemingway and real-life Olympian pentathlete Patrice Donnelly play runners who train together, compete against each other and eventually become lovers. Scott Glenn plays their coach in this film that culminates with the trials for the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
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Tequila Sunrise Script

Year:1988
Director:Robert Towne
Written by:Robert Towne (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:In a seaside California town, best friends Mac and Nick are on opposite sides of the law. Mac is a former drug dealer trying to clean up his act, while Nick is a high-profile detective trying to take down a Mexican drug lord named Carlos. Soon Nick's loyalties are put to the test when he begins an affair with restaurateur Jo Ann -- a love interest of Mac's -- unwittingly leading his friend into a police-orchestrated trap.
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Two Jakes Script

Year:1990
Director:Jack Nicholson
Written by:Robert Towne (Writer)

Script Synopsis:This sequel to the classic Chinatown finds private detective Jake Gittes still haunted from the events of the first film. Hired by a man to investigate his wife's infidelities, Jake once again finds himself involved in a complicated plot involving murder, oil, and even some ghosts from his past.
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The Firm Script

Year:1993
Director:Sydney Pollack
Written by:John Grisham (Novel), David Rabe (Screenplay), Robert Towne (Screenplay), David Rayfiel (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his company. Then, two Associates are murdered. The FBI contact him, asking him for information and suddenly his life is ruined. He has a choice - work with the FBI, or stay with the Firm. Either way he will lose his life as he knows it. Mitch figures the only way out is to follow his own plan...
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Without Limits Script

Year:1998
Director:Robert Towne
Written by:Kenny Moore (Writer), Robert Towne (Writer)

Script Synopsis:The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash.
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