Los Angeles: Pan Arts / American Broadcasting Company [ABC], 1987. Shooting script for the 1988 film comedy. Director George Roy Hill's working copy, with his typically profuse holograph notations throughout, as well as handwritten drafts and drawings for establishing shots, scene setups, screen credits, sequences, ideas, etc. Also included are 2nd Unit shot lists, Montage Arrangements, Staff and Crew List, a One Line Schedule, and internal memorandums (including an interesting summary of the cost for rights to various musical properties used in the film).
A well-loved and overlooked comedy, in which Chase plays a sportswriter who moves his family to rural Vermont in order to write a novel. The townspeople, however, turn out to be more than a little eccentric, and the relative seclusion sought by the family is interrupted by one disaster after another.
Materials housed in director Hill's plain black three-ring binder. Various loose materials in the binder pockets. Screenplay: orange studio wrappers; title page present, with credits for novelist Cronley and screenwriter Boam, and a date of 7/20/87. 131 leaves, photographically reproduced, with pink, blue, green, and yellow revision pages throughout, dated variously between 8/26/87 and 9/5/87 (some undated). Pages, wrapper, and binder Near Fine; loose inserted leaves Very Good plus to Near Fine.