EXT. AWARD CEREMONY - DAY
We'll notice a stoic man in a VIP viewing section and latex
we'll be introduced to him as Cameron and Tyler's father, Next
to him is their mother, who can barely watch.
Back on the boats it's just the breathing as the skulls slice
through the water like jet-powered knives. 50 meters now and
there's still no daylight between them.
We see a small trickle of blood from CAMERON's left hand begin
to stream down his arm.
25 meters and the Dutch and American fans are going crazy--
even the British aristocracy can't help but get caught ups
the closest race in the history of the competition. The 'ATH_PT'ï¿½
is silently willing his boys one more fraction of boat speed--
the MOTHER has her hands over her mouth in praying position.
The blood that's covering CAMERON's left arm is being diluted
by the sweat that's pouring down from his triceps as they dig,
and pull, and pull, and pull, and---
--the finish gun is fired into the air, the oars come out of
the water and the bodies of the crewmen slump over.
CAMERON turns his head to the cheering crowd to see the Dutch
group holding a giant flag and.jumping up and down. The
Americans bring their giant flag down and fold it up.
The two DUTCH CREW. MEMBERS pump their fists in the air and hug
as the two boats skim along to a gentle stop.
The MOTHER drops her head-and looks down. The FATHER refuses
to look away.
From CAMERON and TYLER, just the'breathing.,
CAMERON and TYLER are standing with their coaches and next to
the two DUTCH CREWMEN who are with their coaches. They're on a
stand in the Steward's Enclosure, a sprawling and glamorous
tented area for the exclusive use of members and their guests.
After a moment, a man in a double breasted navy blazer steps
out with his retinue in tow. The man is PRINCE ALBERT of
Monaco. He receives a healthy clapping of golf applause as he
approaches the stand.
This conversation is done without microphones or anything as
modern as that.
His Royal Highness, Prince Albert. Sir,
may I present Mr. Cameron Winklevoss and
Mr. Tyler. Winklevoss of Harvard
Brilliant race. Never seen a race that
close. Less than one second, the steward
Yes, Your Highness.
My grandfather, Jack Kelly, was one of
the premiere rowers of his day. I've been
coming to Henley for 30 years. Never seen
a race that close. Have you? Have you
seen a race that close?
CAMERON is thinking about starting a war with Monaco right now
so he lets his brother do the talking.
No, Your Highness. Mile and a half races
are more commonly won by a boat length or
Yes, that's absolutely right. Less than a
second though in your case. Well as they
say, I suppose it just came down to who
wanted it more.
Oh what a bullshit cliche: You think we
There's an awkward silence for a moment...
Will I have the pleasure of watching you
both row again in Beijing?
If we make the team, sir, yes. Thank you.
I present you with your Second Place
ribbons. On to the champions!
And off the APPLAUSE from the crowd, we
INT./EXT. STEWARD'S TENT - DAY
The regatta party is underway. Music, drinks, uniformed
waiters, blazers and hats everywhere.
TYLER and CAMERON have changed into their Harvard. blazers and
are joined now by DIVYA. The three of them have tried to find
an unpopulated spot. TYLER and DIVYA have glasses of beer and
are standing but CAMERON's sitting at a table with a laptop
open and watching film of the end of the race.
Hitting reverse on the computer and watching, over and over
again, the bow of the Dutch boat pull ahead by six inches at
just the right moment.
Yeah. We didn't want it enough. That was
the problem. Fuck you, you fucking little--
Casa. The guy' s the prince of a country
the size of East Hampton. Let it go.
MR. WINKLEVOSS has made his way over...