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198 EXT. BRIDGE / FORWARD WELL DECK / FOC'SLE

AT THE BOW... the place where Jack and Rose first kissed... the bow railing goes under water. Water swirls around the capstans and windlasses on the foc'sle deck.

mov_scene143.jpg (5504 bytes)Smith strides to the bridge rail and looks down at the well deck. Water is shipped over the sides and the well deck is awash. Two men run across the deck, their feet sending up spray. Behind Smith, Boxhall fires another rocket. WHOOSH!

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200 OMITTED

201 INT. E-DECK CORRIDORS AND STAIRWELL

Fabrizio, standing with Helga Dahl and her family, hears Jack's voice.

JACK

Fabrizio! Fabri!

 

Fabrizio turns and sees Jack and Rose pushing through the crowd. He and Jack hug like brothers.

FABRIZIO

The boats are all going.

 

JACK

We gotta get up there or we're gonna be gargling saltwater. Where's Tommy?

Fabrizio points over the heads of the solidly packed crowd to the stairwell.

Tommy has his hands on the bars of the steel gate which blocks the head of the stairwell. The crew open the gate a foot or so and a few women are squeezing through.

STEWARD #2

Women only. No men. No men!!

But some terrified men, not understanding English, try to rush through the gap, forcing the gate open. The crewmen and stewards push them back, shoving and punching them.

 

STEWARD #2

Get back! Get back you lot!

(to the crewmen)

Lock it!!

They struggle to get the gate closed again, while Steward #2 brandishes a small revolver. Another holds a fire axe. They lock the gate, and a cry goes up among the crowd, who surge forward, pounding against the steel and shouting in several languages.

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TOMMY

For the love of God, man, there are children down here! Let us up, so we can have a chance!

But the crewmen are scared now. They have let the situation get out of hand, and now they have a mob. Tommy gives up and pushes his way back through the crowd, going down the stairs. He rejoins Jack, Rose and Fabrizio.

TOMMY

It's hopeless that way.

 

JACK

Well, whatever we're goin' to do, we better do it fast.

Fabrizio turns to Helga, praying he can make himself understood.

FABRIZIO

(with a lot of hand gestures)

Everyone... all of you... come with me now. We go to the boats. We go to the boats. Capito? Come now!

They can't understand what he's saying. They can see his urgency, but OLUF DAHL, the patriarch of the family, shakes his head. He will not panic, and will not let his family go with this boy. Fabrizio turns to Helga.

FABRIZIO

Helga... per favore... please... come with me, I am lucky. Is my destiny to go to America.

She kisses him, then steps back to be with her family. Jack lays a hand on his shoulder, his eyes saying "Let's go".

FABRIZIO

I will never forget you.

He turns to Jack, who leads the way out of the crowd. Looking back Fabrizio sees her face disappear into the crowd.

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203 OMITTED

204 INT. CAL AND ROSE'S SUITE

CLUNK! Cal opens his safe and reaches inside. As Lovejoy watches, he pulls out two stacks of bills, still banded by bank wrappers. Then he takes out "Heart of the Ocean", putting it in the pocket of his overcoat, and locks the safe.

CAL

(holding up stacks of bills)

I make my own luck.

LOVEJOY

(putting the .45 in his waistband)

So do I.

Cal grins, putting the money in his pocket as they go out.

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205 INT. STEERAGE, AFT

Jack, Rose, Fabrizio and Tommy are lost, searching for a way out. They push past confused passengers... past a mother changing her baby's diaper on top of an upturned steamer trunk... past a woman arguing heatedly with a man in Serbo-Croatian, a wailing child next to them... past a man kneeling to console a woman who is just sitting on the floor, sobbing... and past another man with an English/Arabic dictionary, trying to figure out what the signs mean, while his wife and children wait patiently.

Jack et al come upon a narrow stairwell and they go up two decks before they are stopped by a small group pressed up against a steel gate. The steerage men are yelling at a scared STEWARD.

STEWARD

Go to the main stairwell, with everyone else. It'll all get sorted out there.

Jack takes one look at this scene and finally just loses it.

JACK

God damn it to Hell son of a bitch!!

He grabs one end of a bench bolted to the floor on the landing. He starts pulling on it, and Tommy and Fabrizio pitch in until the bolts shear and it breaks free. Rose figures out what they are doing and clears a path up the stairs between the waiting people.

ROSE

Move aside! Quickly, move aside!

Jack and Tommy run up the steps with the bench and RAM IT INTO THE GATE with all their strength. It rips loose from its track and falls outward, narrowly missing the steward. Led by Jack, the crowd surges though. Rose steps up to the cowering steward and says in her most imperious tone:

ROSE

If you have any intention of keeping your pathetic job with the White Star Line, I suggest you escort these good people to the boat deck... now.

Class wins out. He nods dumbly motions form them to follow.

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206 EXT. BOAT 6 / TITANIC - NIGHT

Ruth rows with Molly Brown, two other women and the incompetent sailors. She rests on her oars, exhausted, and looks back at the ship.

It slants down into the water, still ablaze with light. Nothing is above water forward of the bridge except for the foremast. Another rocket goes off, lighting up the entire area... there are a dozen boats moving outward from the ship.

207 AT THE BOAT DECK RAIL Captain Smith is shouting to Boat 6 through a large metal megaphone.

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SMITH

Come back! Come back to the ship!

 

CHIEF OFFICER WILDE joins him, blowing his silver whistle.

208 FROM BOAT 6 the whistle comes shrilly across the water. Quartermaster Hitchins grips the rudder in fear.

HITCHINS

The suction will pull us right down if we don't keep going.

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MOLLY

We got room for lots more. I say we go back.

HITCHINS

No! It's our lives now, not theirs. And I'm in charge of this boat! Now row!!

209 CAPTAIN SMITH, at the rail of the boat deck, lowers his megaphone slowly

SMITH

The fools.

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210 INT. A-DECK FOYER

As Cal and Lovejoy cross the foyer encounter Benjamin Guggenheim and his valet, cloth dressed in white tie, tail-coats and top hats.

CAL

Ben, what's the occasion?

GUGGENHEIM

We have dressed in our best and are prepared to go down like gentlemen.

CAL

That's admirable, Ben.

(walking on)

I'll sure and tell your wife... when I get to New York.

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211 INT. FIRST CLASS SMOKING ROOM

There are still two card games in progress. The room is quiet and civilized. A silver serving cart, holding a large humidor, begins to roll slowly across the room. One of the card players takes a cigar from it as it rolls by.

CARDPLAYER

It seems we've been dealt a bad hand this time.

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212 EXT. / INT. A-DECK PROMENADE

Cal and Lovejoy are walking aft with a purposeful stride. They pass CHIEF BAKER JOHGHIN, who is working up a sweat tossing deck chairs over the rail. After they go by, Joughin takes a break and pulls a bottle of scotch from a pocket, opening it. He drains it, and tosses it over the side too, then stands there a little unsteadily.

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213 EXT. BOAT DECK AND A-DECK, AFT

PANIC IS SETTING IN around the remaining boats aft. The crowd here is now a mix of all three classes. Officers repeatedly warn men back from the boats. The crowd presses in closer.

Seamen SCAROTT brandishes the tiller of boat 14 to discourage a close press of men who look ready to rush the boat. Several men break ranks and rush forward.

Lightoller pulls out his Webley revolver and aims it at them.

 

LIGHTOLLER

Get back! Keep order!

The men back down. Fifth Officer Lowe standing in the boat, yells to the crew.

LOWE

Lower away left and right!

Lightoller turns away from the crowd and, out of their sight, breaks his pistol open. Letting out a long breath, he starts to LOAD IT.

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214 EXT. BOAT DECK, STARBOARD SIDE, AFT

Cal and Lovejoy arrive in time to see Murdoch lowering his last boat.

 

CAL

We're too late.

 

LOVEJOY

There are still some boats forward. Stay with this one... Murdoch. He seems to be quite... practical.

mov_scene142.jpg (5816 bytes)215 IN THE WATER BELOW there is another panic. Boat 13, already in the water but still attached to its falls, is pushed aft by the discharge water being pumped out of the ship. It winds up directly under boat 15, which is coming down the right on top of it.

The passengers shout in panic to the crew above to stop lowering. They are ignored. Some men put their hands up, trying futilely to keep the 5 tons of boat 15 from crushing them.

Fred Barrett, the stoker, gets out his knife and leaps to the after falls, climbing rudely over people. He cuts the aft falls while another crewman cuts the forward lines. 13 drifts out from beneath 15 just seconds before it touches the water with a slap.

Cal, looking down from the rail hears GUNSHOTS--

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216 EXT. BOAT DECK / A-DECK, PORT, AFT

mov_scene140.jpg (9472 bytes)Fifth Officer Lowe, in Boat 14 is firing his gun as a warning to a bunch of men threatening to jump into the boat as it passes the open promenade on A-Deck.

LOWE

Stay back you lot!

BLAM! BLAM!

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217 EXT. BOAT DECK, STARBOARD, AFT

The shots echo away.

CAL

It's starting to fall apart. We don't have much time.

Cal sees three dogs run by, including the black French bulldog. Someone has released the pets from the kennels.

Cal sees Murdoch turn from the davits of boat 15 and start walking toward the bow. He catches up and falls in beside him.

CAL

Mr. Murdoch, I'm a businessman, as you know, and I have a business proposition for you.

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219 EXT. BOAT DECK, PORT

Jack, Rose et al burst out onto the boat deck from the crew stairs just aft of the third funnel. They look at the empty davits.

 

ROSE

The boats are gone!

She sees Colonel Gracie chugging forward along the deck, escorting two first class ladies.

ROSE

Colonel! Are there any boats left?

GRACIE

(staring at her bedraggled state)

Yes, miss... there are still a couple of boats all the way forward. This way, I'll lead you!

Jack grabs her hand and they sprint past Gracie, with Tommy and Fabrizio close behind.

ANGLE ON THE BAND... incredibly they are still playing. Jack, Rose and the others run by.

TOMMY

Music to drown by. Now I know I'm in First Class.

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220 EXT. BOAT DECK, STARBOARD, FORWARD

Water pours like a spillway over the forward railing on B-Deck. CAMERA SWEEPS UP past A-Deck to the Boat Deck where Murdoch and his team are loading Collapsible Car the forward-most davits.

NOTE: There are four so-called collapsibles, or Engelhardts boats, including two which are stored on the roof of the officer's quarters.

The crowd is sparse, with most people still aft. Cal slips his hand out of the pocket of his overcoat and into the waist pocket of Murdoch's greatcoat, leaving the stacks of bills there.

 

CAL

So we have an understanding then?

 

MURDOCH

(nodding curtly)

As you've said.

Cal, satisfied, steps back. He finds himself waiting next to J. Bruce Ismay. Ismay does not meet his eyes, nor anyone's. Lovejoy comes up to Cal at that moment.

LOVEJOY

I've found her. She's just over on the port side. With him.

 

MURDOCH

Women and children? Any more women and children?

(glancing at Cal)

Any one else, then?

Cal looks longingly at his boat... his moment has arrived.

CAL

God damn it to hell! Come on.

He and Lovejoy head for the port side, taking a short-cut through the bridge.

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Bruce Ismay, seeing his opportunity, steps quickly into Collapsible C. He stares straight ahead, not meeting Murdoch's eyes.

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MURDOCH

(staring at Ismay)

Take them down.

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221 EXT. BOAT DECK / PORT SIDE - NIGHT

ON THE PORT SIDE Lightoller is getting people into Boat 2. He keeps his pistol in his hand at this point. Twenty feet below them the sea is pouring into the doors and windows of B deck staterooms. They can hear the roar of water cascading into the ship.

LIGHTOLLER

Women and children, please. Women and children only. Step back, sir.

Even with Jack's arms wrapped around her, Rose is shivering in the cold. Near her a WOMAN with TWO YOUNG DAUGHTERS looks into the eyes of a HUSBAND she knows she may not see again

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HUSBAND

Goodbye for a little while... only for a little while.

(to his two little girls)

Go with mummy.

 

The woman stumbles to the boat with the children, hiding her tears from them. Beneath the false good cheer, the man is choked with emotion.

HUSBAND

Hold mummy's hand and be a good girl. That's right.

Some of the women are stoic, others are overwhelmed by emotion and have to be helped into the boats. A MAN scribbles a note and hands it to a woman who is about to board.

MAN

Please get this to my wife in DeMoines, Iowa.

Jack looks at Tommy and Fabrizio.

JACK

You better check out the other side.

They nod and run off, searching for a way around the deckhouse.

ROSE

I'm not going without you.

 

JACK

Get in the boat, Rose.

Cal walks up just then.

CAL

Yes. Get in the boat, Rose.

She is shocked to see him. She steps instinctively to Jack. Cal looks at her, standing there shivering in her wet slip and stockings, a shocking display in 1912.

 

CAL

My God, look at you.

(taking off his boat)

Here, put this on.

She numbly shrugs into it. He is doing it for modesty, not the cold.

 

LIGHTOLLER

Quickly, ladies. Step into the boat. Hurry, please!

 

JACK

Go on. I'll get the next one.

 

ROSE

No. Not without you!

She doesn't even care that Cal is standing right there. He sees the emotion between Jack and Rose and his jaw clenches. But then he leans close to her and says...

CAL

(low)

There are boats on the other side that are allowing men in. Jack and I can get off safely. Both of us.

JACK

(he smiles reassuringly)

I'll be alright. Hurry up so we can get going... we got our own boat to catch.

CAL

Get in... hurry up, it's almost full.

Lightoller grabs her arm and pulls her toward the boat. She reaches out for Jack and her fingers brush his for a moment. Then she finds herself stepping down into the boat. It's all a rush and blur.

LIGHTOLLER

Lower away!

 

The two men watch at the rail as the boat begins to descend.

CAL

(low)

You're a good liar.

JACK

Almost as good as you.

 

CAL

I always win, Jack. One way or another.

(looks at him, smiling)

Pity I didn't keep that drawing. It's going to be worth a lot more by morning.

Jack knows he is screwed. He looks down at Rose, not wanting to waste a second of his last view of her.

222 ROSE'S PERCEPTION... IN SLOW MOTION: The ropes going through the pulleys as the seamen start to lower. All sound going away... Lightoller giving orders, his lips moving... but Rose hears only the blood pounding in her ears... this cannot be happening... a rocket bursts above in slow-motion, outlining Jack in a halo of light... Rose's hair blowing in slow motion as she gazes up at him, descending away from him... she sees his hand trembling, the tears at the corners of his eyes, and cannot believe the unbearable pain she is feeling...

Rose is still staring up, tears pouring down her face.

SUDDENLY SHE IS MOVING. She lunges across the women next to her. Reaches the gunwale, climbing it...

Hurls herself out of the boat to the rail of the A-Deck promenade, catching it, and scrambling over the rail. The Boat 2 continues down. But Rose is back on Titanic.

 

JACK

No Rose! NOOOO!!

Jack spins from the rail, running for the nearest way down to A-Deck.

Hockley too has seen her jump. She is willing to die for this man, this gutter scum. He is overwhelmed by a rage so all consuming it eclipses all thought.

 

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