Fail Safe Script

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Director:Stephen Frears
Written by:Eugene Burdick (Novel), Harvey Wheeler (Novel), Walter Bernstein (Teleplay)

Script Synopsis:Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow.

Sammy and Rosie Get Laid Script

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Director:Stephen Frears
Written by:Hanif Kureishi (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with everybody - except each other! Things become interesting when Sammy's father, Raffi, who is a former Indian government minister, comes to London for a visit. Sammy, Rosie, and Raffi try to find meaning through their lives and loves.

Victoria & Abdul Script

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Director:Stephen Frears
Written by:Shrabani Basu (Writer), Lee Hall (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Prick Up Your Ears Script

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Director:Stephen Frears
Written by:Alan Bennett (Writer), John Lahr (Novel)

Script Synopsis:Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton moves to London in 1951, to study at RADA, and enjoys an openly gay relationship with Halliwell in their famous Islington flat in the 1960s. However, when Orton achieves spectacular success with such plays as 'What the Butler Saw' and 'Loot', Halliwell begins to feel alienated and the pair's future looks increasingly uncertain.

My Beautiful Laundrette Script

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Director:Stephen Frears
Written by:Hanif Kureishi (Author)

Script Synopsis:A British-Pakistani man renovates a rundown laundrette with his male lover while dealing with drama within his family, the local Pakistani community, and a persistent mob of skinheads.

Liam Script

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Director:Stephen Frears

Script Synopsis:A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his first Holy Communion, gets a regular dose of fire and brimstone at church. Teresa, about 13, has a job as a maid to the Jewish family that owns the closed shipyard. The lady of that house is having an affair, and Teresa becomes an accomplice. Liam stutters terribly, especially when troubled. Dad comes under the sway of the Fascists, who blame cheap Irish labor and Jewish owners. A Molotov cocktail brings things to a head.

Dirty Pretty Things Script

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Director:Stephen Frears
Written by:Steven Knight (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay, a Turkish woman, and a Nigerian doctor named Okwe who is working as a night porter at the hotel. The pair discover the hotel is a front for all sorts of clandestine activities. Their only wish is to avoid possible deportation. Okwe becomes more entangled in the goings on when he is called to fix a toilet in one of the rooms. He discovers the plumbing has been clogged by a human heart.

Philomena Script

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Director:Stephen Frears
Written by:Steve Coogan (Screenplay), Jeff Pope (Screenplay), Martin Sixsmith (Novel)

Script Synopsis:A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.

Mary Reilly Script

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Director:Stephen Frears
Written by:Christopher Hampton (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde.

The Hi-Lo Country Script

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Director:Stephen Frears
Written by:Max Evans (Novel), Walon Green (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:An intimate story of the enduring bond of friendship between two hard-living men, set against a sweeping backdrop: the American West, post-World War II, in its twilight. Pete and Big Boy are masters of the prairie, but ultimately face trickier terrain: the human heart.