INT. BOATHOUSE - NIGHT
When did the Crocodillos start covering
the Backstreet Boys? What happened to
Cole Porter and Irving Berlin?
It's a Valentine's theme. They're singing
Good point, 'cause Cole Porter and Irving
Berlin never wrote any love songs,
Divya, what are you reading?
Seven different people spammed me the
We see DIVYA click his mouse on the link--
What is it?
I don't know, but I'm really hoping it's
video of kittens that look like the Marx
Brothers 'cause I can never get enough
file footage on my computer of animals
DIVYA trails off. We Slowly PUSH IN on his face as the blood
starts draining away...
I--uh...I have to go.
DIVYA shuts his laptop, grabs it off the table and starts to
bolt out of the pub. His foot gets caught on a chair leg and
he falls hard face-first to the floor.
He starts out again, then comes back for his coat, grabs it;
starts out and falls down all over again.
Finally he's got it together and flies out of the pub and we
CAMERON and TYLER are rowing in a large practice tank--a
simulator with a hull, oars and rowable water.
They're focused and charging away in perfect sync when the
door at the end of the century-old boathouse opens and DIVYA
charges In from the co:Ld with his laptop and a copy of the
Crimson in his hands.
The twins are in the zone and don't pay any attention.
Not now, we've got another 5000 meters.
Okay. I just wanted to let you know
Zuckerberg stole our website.
TYLER stops rowing and then CAMERON. They look at DIVYA...
Mark Zuckerberg stole our website. It's
been live for over 36 hours.
INT. CAMERON AND TYLER' S DORM ROOM - NIGHT
They're in gear. CAMERON's taken a quick shower but didn't dry
off'. He's in sweatpants with a towel over his shoulder,
talking on the phone with his father and holding the Crimson.
DIVYA's on his cell looking for MARK and TYLER, still in his
practice clothes, has his desktop computer open to theFacebook
and is studying it.
I left a message with his R.A., I left
two, now I'm leaving one here.
I'm looking at the article in the
N-A---just tell him Divya, he knows who I
(clicks off phone and starts to
dial another number)
Asshole knows who I am.
It's titled, "Hundreds Register for New
Facebook Website" and then the sub-
headline is "Facemash creator seeks new
reputation with latest online project."
It's me again. Can you try looking for
his roommates? Their names are Chris
Hughes and Dustin Moskowitz.
No it's today's paper, it went online
yesterday morning around 10.
I don't have the slightest idea.
(covering the phone)
Ty, the lawyer's on the phone with dad.
I'm here with my brother, Tyler, and our
(reading off the computer)
"Welcome to theFacebook, TheFacebook is
an online directory that connects people
through social networks. You must have a
Harvard.edu address to register."
I called earlier. I'm looking for Mark
Yes sir, he's quoted a couple of times. I
can read--it says, "'Everyone's been
talking a lot about a universal .facebook
within 1 arvard', he says"--he meaning
Mark--"I think it's kind of silly that it
would take the University a coupl-e-af
years to get around to it. I can do Â±
better than they can and I did in a
Could you leave word that Divya Narendra
called, I appreciate it.
I know, that's how he talks.
(off another copy of the
"As of yesterday evening, Zuckerberg said
over 650 students had registered to use
theFacebook.com. He said he anticipated
that 900 students would have joined the
site by this morning."
Yeah, Divya was just reading that he'd
signed up 650 people on the first day.
If I were a drug dealer I couldn't give
free drugs to 650 people in one day.
And this kid doesn't have four friends.
(quieting them so he can hear)
Guys, please, for just one second.
That's what we'll do, Mr. Hotchkiss.
We're gonna put it all, together right now
and e-mail it to you.
You won't be able to get on the site
(beat--.a little uncomfortable)
Because you went to Ohio State. But we'll
take care of everything and we'll talk to
you first thing in the morning. This is a
Whoa !. ;
--and he's very bright and I'm sure he
didn't mean to...do what he did.
Thank you very much, and dad, we'll talk
to you in the morning too. Thanks.
CAMERON hangs up,
This is a good guy?
We don't know that he'.s not a good guy.
We know that he took our idea and stole
it. We know that-he lied to. our faces for
a month and a half-while he--
He didn't lie to our faces.
He never saw our. faces! Fine, he lied to
our e-mail accounts and he got himself a
42-day head start because he knows what
apparently you don't which is that
getting there first is everythinal
I'm a competitive racer, Div, I don't
think you need to school me on the
importance of getting there first.
Alright. That was your father's lawyer on
the phone with you?
Yeah, well his in-house counsel, We're
gonna send him everything and he'll look
at it and if he thinks it's appropriate
he'll send a cease and desist letter.
A cease and desist letter doesn't have
You think we should hire lawyers and sue
I think we should hire lawyers and have
them beat him senseless with a crescent
We don't have to do that.
We can do it ourselves.
I'm six-five, 220-pounds and there are
two of me.
And I'm saying let's Calm down until we
know what we're talking about.
Just how much more information are you
waiting for? We met with Mark three
times, we exchanged 52 e-mails, we can
prove that he looked at the code, he'd
seen what Victor had already done and we
talked at length about what we planned to
The page looks the same:
What is that on the bottom?
(he's already seen it)
It says "A Mark Zuckerberg Production".
On the home page?
On every page.
Hang on, 'cause I need a minute to let
the classiness waft over me.
(he recites from the Crimson
thout having to read it)
They wr "Zuckerberg said that he
hoped the prly options would help to
restore his reputation following student
outrage over Facemash.com".
That's exactly what we said to him. He's
telling us to go fuck ourselves. We know
plenty of people at the Crimson. While
we're waiting for dad's lawyer to look
this over, we can at least---
--get something going in the paper so
that people know-
That this thing is in dispute.
We're not starting a knife fight in the
Crimson and we're not suing anybody.
CAMERON wants-to answer the question but doesn't..
(beat--referring to TYLER)
He'll say it's stupid.
Say it. Why not?
Because we're gentlemen of Harvard.
This is Harvard. You don't plant stories
and you don't sue people.
That's why. There's a right way to do
You thought be was going to be the only
one who thought that was stupid?