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Here are some sample scripts -- available for download in Rich Text Format, Word, or PDF formats. The scripts were originally written in Scriptwizard, Scriptware, or ScriptThing. All scripts were written by Lee Goldberg & William Rabkin unless otherwise noted.  Watch this space for more script uploads!

updated Oct. 3,  2004

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  • Champagne For One (2000)  An early draft of the two hour movie version of the Rex Stout novel.

  • Prisoner's Base (2000) An early draft of the two hour movie version of the Rex Stout novel. This script was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America.

  • In Bad Taste (2001) An early draft of the two hour movie that combined the Rex Stout novellas "Poison A La Carte" and "Murder Is Corny." The movie aired in the U.S. as two, one-hour episodes. Scenes that "connected" the two stories were not included in the U.S. airings.

  •  Insomnia - (2003) The final, production draft in Adobe PDF format.
  •  72 Hours to Kill (2003) The blue, revised draft in Adobe PDF format.
  •  Basic Training (2003) The green, revised draft in Adobe PDF format.
  •  Delusional (2004) The pink, revised draft in Adobe PDF format.
  • SECOND SEASON Last Stop (2004) The blue, revised draft in Adobe PDF format.
  • SECOND SEASON Domestic Bliss (2004) The pink, revised draft in Adobe PDF format.
  • SECOND SEASON Puzzle Box (2004) The blue, revised draft in Adobe PDF format.

 

  • Sammo Blammo (Season 2 Premiere) ASCII
  • Sammo Blammo (Rich Text Format)
  • Freefall 
  • Martial Law Writers Guidelines 

    Out of respect for those lost in the terrorist attack on New York, we have removed the scripts for the two-part, final episode of "Martial Law," which dealt with hijacked airliners crashing into American cities. 

 

  • "Depths of Deceit" Outline - Detailed beat sheet for the unproduced, 15th episode of the final season (Word 95). The script was completed and in preliminary pre-production at the time the series was cancelled. (If we can find it, we'll post the script).
  • "Depths of Deceit Script" - Here's the script for the unproduced, 15th episode of the final season.

 

  • Prince of Wails  - An early draft of Lee & Bill's freelance episode, a satire mixing the legend of Robin Hood with the rhetoric of Rush Limbaugh.

 

  • Smells Like Teen Spirit  - An early draft of Lee & Bill's Edgar-nominated teleplay from the short-lived whodunit series about a homicide detective and his partner, played by you, the viewer. 

 

  • Man of  A Couple Faces - This little-known, British series was produced by Disney and aired only in Europe, though reruns occasionally show up on The Disney Channel. The show, a variation on "Remington Steele," followed the adventures of Rip, a brilliant, 12-year-old deductive genius with a knack for solving crimes. The problem is, no one will listen to him. So Rip enlists an inept, out-of-work actor to be his front, the great detective Grant Logan, and the fun begins.

 

  • Something In The Air - An early draft of a script from the short-lived Stephen J. Cannell syndicated series which starred Michael Dudikoff as Scandal Jackson, an operative for a secret agency that helps people in trouble.

 

 

  • Night Must Fall - the first draft of Goldberg & Rabkin's freelance episode, based on a story by Andrew Laskos. The episode was ultimately produced under another title and substantially re-written by different writers (PK Simonds and Philip Reed).