(after a moment)
You don't want any lunch?
You're welcome to some of my salad.
No thank you.
I know this must be hard.
who are you?
I'm Marylin Delpy, I introduced myself
I mean what do you do?
I'm a second year associate at the firm.
My boss wanted me to sit in on the
What are you doing?
Checking in to see how it's going in
They don't have roads but they have
You really hate the Winklevoss twins,
I don't hate anybody.
The Winklevi aren't suing me for
intellectual property-theft. They're
suing me because for the first time in
their lives the world didn't work the way
it was supposed to for them.
INT. TYLER AND CAMERON'S DORM ROOM - NIGHT
TYLER and CAMERON are both studying when DIVYA busts in.
He's expanding to Yale, Columbia and
Stanford, it'll be in the Crimson
So that cease and Desist letter really
scared the shit out of him, huh?
I want to hire a lawyer to file for
injunctive relief and get this website
taken down now!
Every minute it's up, Harvard Connection
becomes less valuable, I want an
injunction, I watt damages, punitive
relief and I want him dead.
I want those things too!
Then why aren't we doing anything about
it?! Because we're gentlemen of Harvard?!
Because you're not thinking about how
it's going to look.
How's it going to look?
Like my brother and I are dressed in
skeleton costumes chasing the Karate Kid
around a high school gym.
He violated Massachusetts state law. Then
when he goes to Connecticut, New York and
California he'll have violated federal
law. And by the way, he's violated
There's no such thing as Harvard Law.
Wait. Yes there is.
Cam, there is.
TYLER goes to the bookshelf and pulls down a manual.
Harvard Student Handbook. Every freshman
is issued this book. Somewhere in here it
--you can't steal from another student.
This is what we needed.
You think campus security is going to
arrest him for copyright violation?
We're going to meet with the president.
You can't get a meeting with Larry
My brother and I pay tuition at this
school, we carry a 3.9 GPA at this
school, we've won trophies for this
school and we'll be rowing in the
Olympics for this school. I want a damn
meeting with the-president of this
Why do you think?
INT. A GIRL'S COLLEGE APARTMENT (PALO ALTO) - MORNING
A pretty 20 year-old co-ed, AMY, pulls a curtain open and the
darkened room immediately fills with un-welcomed sunlight.
You don't know my name, do you?
AMY's wearing nothing but a Stanford sweatshirt and talking to
a skinny 22 year-old guy who's lying on her futon. There's
other evidence on the walls that we're at Stanford University.
There are also pieces of AMY'S clothing strewn about.
The young man on the futon is SEAN PARKER.
Is that something that's important to y ou?
If I say your name will you stop the
enhanced interrogation techniques?
Nice. What's my major?
I remember something about a trombone.
That was the beer bong. Tu fais l'amour A
la jolie fille et la mete de cote.
French! Your major is French.
Oui. And what's yours?
I don't have one.
You haven't declared?
I don't go to school here.
Where do you go to school?
Grover Cleveland Elementary.
Seriously, you're not like 15 years old
or anything are you?
No, I'm 22.
You're not like 15 years---
So what do you do?
I'm an entrepreneur.
I wouldn't say that.
What would you say?
That I'm an entrepreneur.
What was your latest preneur?
Well...I founded an internet company that
let college kids download and share music
Kind of like Napster?
No, exactly like Napster.
What do you mean?
I founded Napster.
Sean Parker founded Napster.
Nice to meet you.
You're Sea - arker?
Ah, you see, the shoe's on the other, uh,
table which has turned.
I just slept with Sean Parker?
All night long, Sister Souljah.
You're a millionaire.
What are you?
Broke. There's not a lot of money in free
music. Even less when you're being sued
by everyone who's ever been invited to
I think you're cool.
I have to hop in the shower and get ready
for class. There's juice or anything else
you can find. Help yourself.
You mind if I check my e-mail?
AMY heads into the bathroom but leaves the door a little ajar..
SEAN steps over to AMY's pink laptop and hits a key to wake it
out of sleep mode.
The shower starts running in the bathroom.
The laptop springs to life and is open to something SEAN's
never seen before--a Facebook page.;
He sees AMY's picture and a short profile: Her major at
Stanford, courses she's taking, books she likes, clubs she's a.
She can't hear him in the shower.
SEAN explores around a little more. He knows his way around a
computer. He sees her "friends". Friend after friend after
SEAN (CONY' D )
(almost a whisper)
He gets up and goes to the bathroom door--
Can'you come out here?
Just a second.
There's a fire, Amy.
AMY grabs a towel and jumps out of the shower--
Okay, there isn't a fire, but I need to
ask you something.
Are you kidding?!
I could have been killed!
What do you need to ask me?
I went to check my e-mail and there's a
website open on your computer.
Yeah. After you went unconscious last
night I went on theFacebook for a while.
'iheFacebook? It. started at Harvard and
standford's had it for about two weeks
and it's awesome except it's addictive.
Seriously, I'm on the thing five times a
day, all my friends are.
You mind if I grab a piece of paper and a
Absolutely nothing. It's beautiful.
What are you talking about?
I need to find...
SEAN scrolls down to the bottom of the page where it
Mark Zuckerberg Production"
INT. LARRY SUMMERS' OUTER OFFICE - DAY
CAMERON and TYLER, in dark suits, are waiting to see the
president of Harvard,
The President's office is in one of the two oldest university
buildings in the country, and the SECRETARY sitting at the
desk i ven older. You get the sense that she thinks Harvard
would be d -better place if it weren't for all, these students.
She looks at them and the boys give her a polite smile and a
small nod before she goes back to her work.
(just making small talk)
I've never been in this building.
(without really looking up)
This building is a hundred years older
than the country.it's in.
So do be careful.
We're just siting in the chairs.
She hangs up the phone.
You can go in now.
She points to a door and CAMERON and TYLER get up, quickly
straighten themselves, and walk into
INT. SUMMERS' OFFICE - CONTINUOUS
LARRY SUMMERS, a large man, is on the phone at his desk in his
well-appointed office. A fire crackles in the sitting area and
a 40-ish African-American woman, ANNE, in a pants suit is
nearby going over some papers.
SUMMERS waves the boys in--
That's just their own stupidity, I should
have been there.
Darkness is the absence of light and
stupidity in that instance was the
absence of me.
SUMMERS motions for them to sit and they do. They take in some
of the photographs around the room---SUMMERS with BILL CtINTON,
Catherine, I have students in my office
I don't know, from the looks of it I
think they want to sell me sets of
identical Brooks Brothers suits. We'll
SUMMERS hangs up the phone--
Good morning, s_ir. I'm Cameron Winklevoss
and this is my brother, Tyler.
CAMERON is extending his hand but instead of taking it,
SUMMERS reaches to the top of a pile of papers and pulls a ten-
page letter off the top.
Why are you here?
There's silence while SUMMERS appears to read over the
That wasn't rhetorical.
I'm sorry, I thought you were reading the
I've read the letter.
Well I think it's pretty self-
explanatory. We had an idea for a website
called HarvardConnection--we've since
changed the name to ConnectU--and Mark
Zuckerberg stole that idea and--
What do you want me to do about it?
CAMERON points to a row of Harvard Student Handbooks on the
bookshelf behind SUMMERS.
Well sir, in The Harvard Student
Handbook, which is distributed to each
freshman--under the heading "Standards of
Conduct in the Harvard Community" and the
Oh dear God.
--it says, "The College expects that all
students will be honest and forthcoming
in their dealings with members of this
community. All students are required to
respect private and public ownership.
Instances of theft, misappropriation or
unauthorized use of or damage to property