INT. RUBY SKYE - CONTINUOUS
EXT. RUBY SKYE - NIGHT
INT. PALO ALTO HOUSE - LATER
(snapping his fingers)
MARK gets to the door and opens it.
He's stunned to see SEAN PARKER standing there with his
They all look at each other for a moment---
Do you live here?
Yeah. Do you?
We were right across the street, we saw
the chimney come--
Is anybody hurt?
No. You live across the street.
This is my girlfriend, Sharon. She lives
across the street and I was helping her
move out when we saw the chimney--
Yeah, we had a zip line to the pool.
You came to California.
You made the right choice.
SEA,'s looking around the place. DUSTIN and the INTERNS are
standing off to the side, happy to be in the presenbe of Sean
Parker. ANDREW'S still locked into his computer. MARK's off in
Here you go.
A beer comes flying out of the kitchen and SEAN catches it.
MARK (OS) (CONT'D)
Another beer comes flying out which SHARON had no idea was
coming and so it smashes into the fireplace.
Oh God. I'm so sorry.
And a brick comes down the chimney and crashes on top of the
broken glass from the beer bottle.
You know, ironically, we're paying an
extra 50 bucks a month 'cause it has a
This house is great. The team is great.
It's exactly what it should be.
I'm Sean Parker.
MARK comes out of the kitchen--
He's wired in.
That's what I'm talkin' about. Where's
He's got an internship in New York.
Eduardo didn't come out?
An ultra-hip San Prancisco nightclub where a line of well-
dressed young people stretches from the clipboard holding
BOUNCER down the block. The BOUNCER motions to three SEXY
GIRLS who are let in through the velvet rope. If this reminds
us of the scene at the final club party at the beginning of
this story than that's fine.
The three SEXY GIRLS take us into
It's a hundred-year old theater that's been converted into a
21st Century hot spot for Silicon Valley's rock stars. The
lower level is a giant dance floor packed"with sweating 20-
somethings bouncing to pounding house music. There are raised
blocks where scantily dressed professional. dancers perform non-
stop. A huge lighting grid hangs from the ceiling shooting
colored lights and lasers everywhere. Also hanging from the
ceiling are two trapeze bars with two performers swinging and
A WAITRESS holding a tray of colored drinks high over her head
takes us through the crowd to a spiral staircase that's being
guarded by two more BOUNCERS with clipboards. The staircase
leads up to the 2nd level which is all VIP tables that look
out over the dance floor. Each VIP area has a couple of
couches and a table covered in bottles of vodka, tequila, rum,
mixers, ice, glasses and a private waitress who's happy to
bend over and pour a drink for you,
And that's where we catch up with MARK and SEAN. Sitting next
to SEAN is a BEAUTIFUL WOMAN and there's another standing
behind him and leaning against the couch.
MARK and SEAN have to speak the music.
I still can't believe I rented a house
across the street from you.
That's not my house. It was Sharon's. I
was crashing there for a little. bit while
I'm taking care of some things. But she's
done for the summer so she's back at her
parents' place and I'm homeless.
You can crash at our. place for a few days
if you want.
That's sol..id man, thanks,
BEAUTIFUL WOMAN #1
I'm going to the ladies' room;
You got it.
BEAUTIFUL WOMAN #2
I'll go with you.
The two girls exit--
Your date looks so familiar to me,
She looks familiar to a lot of people.
What do you mean?
Look at any Victoria's Secret catalogue
from the last six months.
No man. I'll tell you something, you know
how I founded Napster?
I know everything there is to know about
Fuck Wikipedia, Mark, no you don't.
I was going out with this girl in high
school. And it was great. I thought it
was great, but the whole time--almost the
.whole time we were together., like five
months--she was giving blow. jobs to the
co-captain of the lacrosse team. And I
found out and I was willing to forgive
her but she told me she loved him. So I
had this dream that I would make a
billion dollar company.. Not a million
dollar company--any hack can do that---a
billion dollar company. And I would have
business cards printed up that said, "I'm
CEO.. .Bitch. "
It's our time. We run the universe. Yeah,
she's a Victoria's Secret model. I want
to know where the fuck Eduardo is.
He has an internship.
In New York.
The company's here. A billion dollar
company is here. And what confuses me is
that in New York, Eduardo introduced
himself as the business head of Facebook.
I've been at the front of two of the
biggest things in the history of the
internet and I can tell you that nothing,
nothing is more important to a start-up
than the energy and ambition of its
You have to live and breathe the project
every minute of every day and-night. Do
you live and breathe Facebook?
I know you do. I know those guys back at
the house do. The guy's eyes did not
blink when a beer bottle smashed into a
fireplace 10 feet from his work, station.
So I'll ask again--where's Eduar
It'd be great if you stayed at the house
I think I should.
The girls come back--
You guys figure out a new way to get porn
on your computer?
You know most of it's bad but some of
it's pretty good.
MARK and SEAN aren't paying attention...
What's your goal for the summer?
We want: to . be in a hundred schools.
okay. Okay good. I'll tell you what.
Gesture of good faith. While you're
getting yourself into a hundred schools,
I'm gonna put you on two continents.
Let's line up some shots.
(to the WAITRESS)
You can take away the Cuervo, we'll have
Don Julio 1942.
Absolutely, Mr. Parker.
The WAITRESS goes off--
I never told her my name.
we're looking at a stone bridge crossing a perfectly straight
stretch of water against the backdrop of the medieval town of
Henley, England--founded in 1179.
And after a moment of placid quiet--
Two razor thin skulls explode out from under the bridge for
the final, agonizing hundred-meter stretch of the ancient and
prestigious Henley Royal Regatta.
The two boats are neck and neck coming out of the bridge. The
port-side boat is being crewed by the two Dutch members of the
Ilollandia Roeiclub. The starboard boat is being crewed by a
pair of identical twins wearing tank tops bearing the "H" of
We HEAR the ROAR come up from the CROWD in the viewing
section. The crowd is dressed as if for opening day at Ascot
-- the women in flowing dresses and wide-brimmed hats, the men i n
blazers and brightly colored floral ties.
But the young men in the boats can barely hear the crowd. Just
their own breathing as they pull against the longest natural.
straight stretch of water in the world--a mile and a half
torture test against the best competition they've ever faced.
And they're neck and neck. CAMERON and TYLER can't shake the
The CROWD is going crazy in their own English way as none of
them can remember ever seeing two boats this close this late.
Mixed in with the British crowd is a small contingent waving
the flag of Holland and a slightly larger contingent of