The Sterile Cuckoo Script

Script by:John Nichols (Novel), Alvin Sargent (Screenplay)
Directed by:Alan J. Pakula
Year:1969

Plot:Two students from neighboring colleges in upstate New York are swept up in a tragic romantic interlude calling for a maturity of vision beyond their experience of capabilities. Pookie Adams - a kooky, lonely misfit with no family and no place to go, insists on calling all those who won't participate in her world, "weirdos," clings to a quiet studious Jerry, who has the ability to make a choice of living in Pookie's private little world or be accepted by the society that Pookie rejects. Unwittingly, it is through their awkward relationship that Pookie actually prepares Jerry for the world of "weirdos" that she doesn't fit into or wish to be apart of.
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Anywhere But Here Script

Script by:Mona Simpson (Writer), Alvin Sargent (Writer)
Directed by:Wayne Wang
Year:1999

Plot:In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When Adele decides to pack up and move the two of them from the Midwest to Beverly Hills, Calif., to pursue her dreams of Hollywood success, Ann grows frustrated with her mother's irresponsible and impulsive ways.
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Paper Moon Script

Script by:Joe David Brown (Novel), Alvin Sargent (Screenplay)
Directed by:Peter Bogdanovich
Year:1973

Plot:During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl—who may or may not be his daughter—and the two forge an unlikely partnership.
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Ordinary People (1980) Script

Script by:Judith Guest (Novel), Alvin Sargent (Screenplay)
Directed by:Robert Redford
Year:1980

Plot:Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.
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Ordinary People Script

Script by:Judith Guest (Novel), Alvin Sargent (Screenplay)
Directed by:Robert Redford
Year:1980

Plot:Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.

Unfaithful Script

Script by:Alvin Sargent (Screenplay), William Broyles Jr. (Screenplay)
Directed by:Adrian Lyne
Year:2002

Plot:Connie is a wife and mother whose 11-year marriage to Edward has lost its sexual spark. When Connie literally runs into handsome book collector Paul, he sweeps her into an all-consuming affair. But Edward soon becomes suspicious and decides to confront the other man.
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