Primary Colors (1998) Script

Script by:Elaine May (Screenplay)
Directed by:Mike Nichols
Year:1998

Plot:In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the politician's colorful world and looks on as Stanton -- who has a wandering eye that could be his downfall -- contends with his ambitious wife, Susan, and an outspoken adviser, Richard Jemmons.
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What Planet Are You From? Script

Script by:Garry Shandling (Screenplay), Peter Tolan (Screenplay), Ed Solomon (Screenplay)
Directed by:Mike Nichols
Year:2000

Plot:A highly-evolved planet, whose denizens feel no emotion and reproduce by cloning, plans to take over Earth from the inside by sending an operative, fashioned with a humming, mechanical penis, to impregnate an earthling and stay until the birth. The alien, Harold Anderson, goes to Phoenix as a banker and sets to work finding a mate. His approaches to women are inept, and the humming phallus doesn't help, but on the advice of a banking colleague, he cruises an AA meeting, meets Susan, and somehow convinces her to marry. The clock starts to tick: will she conceive, have a baby, and lose Harold (and the child) to his planet before he discovers emotion and starts to care?
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Wolf Script

Script by:Jim Harrison (Screenplay), Wesley Strick (Screenplay)
Directed by:Mike Nichols
Year:1994

Plot:Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.
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Working Girl Script

Script by:Kevin Wade (Screenplay)
Directed by:Mike Nichols
Year:1988

Plot:Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her apartment and even her wardrobe. She creates a deal with a handsome investment banker that will either take her to the top, or finish her off for good.
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The Graduate Script

Script by:Calder Willingham (Screenplay), Buck Henry (Screenplay), Charles Webb (Novel)
Directed by:Mike Nichols
Year:1967

Plot:Benjamin, a recent college graduate very worried about his future, finds himself in a love triangle with an older woman and her daughter.
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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Script

Script by:Edward Albee (Theatre Play), Ernest Lehman (Screenplay), Harold Michelson (Storyboard)
Directed by:Mike Nichols
Year:1966

Plot:A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.
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Silkwood Script

Script by:Nora Ephron (Screenplay), Alice Arlen (Screenplay)
Directed by:Mike Nichols
Year:1983

Plot:The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
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Regarding Henry Script

Script by:J.J. Abrams (Screenplay)
Directed by:Mike Nichols
Year:1991

Plot:Respected lawyer, Henry Turner survives a convenience-store shooting only to find he has lost his memory, and has serious speech and mobility issues. After also losing his job—where he no longer 'fits in'—his loving wife and daughter give him all their love and support.
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Heartburn Script

Script by:Nora Ephron (Novel), Nora Ephron (Screenplay)
Directed by:Mike Nichols
Year:1986

Plot:Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living happily ever after until she discovers that Mark is having an affair while she is waddling around with a second pregnancy.
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