Four Friends

New York: Filmways Pictures, 1980. Revised Draft script for the 1981 film. Included is a second script, a revised draft in wrappers containing the latest revisions, and two shooting schedules, one detailing shooting dates beginning Week Three, and one detailing dates beginning about Week Nine. Notations throughout both scripts in holograph ink and pencil.

Based on screenwriter Tesich's own coming-of-age in Indiana in the 1960s. Danilo (Wason), Georgia (Thelen), David (Huddleston), and Tom (Metzler) are four friends growing up in a 1960s industrial town. Told through a series of vignettes in the eyes of Danilo, the film chronicles each friend as they come to accept that their lives may have become something they never thought possible.

Shot on location in Indiana, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. One of director Penn's final and lesser known films, after "The Missouri Breaks" (1976) and before "Target" (1985).

First script without wrappers or title page, a rainbow copy with several sets of revision pages (pink, yellow, goldenrod, blue, gray, green), dated variously between 7/7/80 and 8/29/80. Second script in blue Studio Duplicating Service wrappers, with no title page, a revised draft dated 8/29/80 throughout. Shooting schedules corner-stapled. All items Very Good plus overall.

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