Mission Impossible Script

Script by:Bruce Geller (Original Story), David Koepp (Screenplay), Steven Zaillian (Screenplay), Robert Towne (Screenplay)
Directed by:Brian De Palma
Year:1996

Plot:When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt now must ferret out the real double agent and, in the process, even the score.
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Awakenings Script

Script by:Oliver Sacks (Novel), Steven Zaillian (Screenplay), Oliver Sacks (Screenplay)
Directed by:Penny Marshall
Year:1990

Plot:Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for Sayer too, as the exuberant patient reveals life's simple but unutterably sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor.
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American Gangster Script

Script by:Steven Zaillian (Screenplay)
Directed by:Ridley Scott
Year:2007

Plot:Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Partly based on a true story.
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A Civil Action (1998) Script

Script by:Steven Zaillian (Screenplay)
Directed by:Steven Zaillian
Year:1998

Plot:Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to 'get rid of' a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything—including his career and his clients' goals—in order to continue the case against all odds.
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A Civil Action Script

Script by:Steven Zaillian (Screenplay)
Directed by:Steven Zaillian
Year:1998

Plot:Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to “get rid of” a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything – including his career and his clients’ goals, in order to continue the case against all odds.

Searching for Bobby Fischer Script

Script by:Fred Waitzkin (Novel), Steven Zaillian (Screenplay)
Directed by:Steven Zaillian
Year:1993

Plot:A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
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Moneyball Script

Script by:Stan Chervin (Story), Aaron Sorkin (Screenplay), Steven Zaillian (Screenplay), Michael Lewis (Novel)
Directed by:Bennett Miller
Year:2011

Plot:The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Script

Script by:Steven Zaillian (Writer), Stieg Larsson (Writer)
Directed by:David Fincher
Year:2011

Plot:This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.
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Schindler’s List Script

Script by:Thomas Keneally (Novel), Steven Zaillian (Screenplay)
Directed by:Steven Spielberg
Year:1993

Plot:The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
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Hannibal Script

Script by:Thomas Harris (Novel), David Mamet (Screenplay), Steven Zaillian (Screenplay)
Directed by:Ridley Scott
Year:2001

Plot:After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make contact with now disgraced Agent Clarice Starling, who is suffering the wrath of a malicious FBI rival as well as the media.
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