FAMILY DREAM [working title for BUSTIN’ LOOSE] (1979) Set of 2 draft scripts


Universal City: Universal City Studios, Inc., Jun 29 / Sep 21, 1979. Set of  two (2) vintage original draft film scripts:

  • First Draft screenplay dated Jun 29, 1979 by Roger L. Simon / Based on Original Story by Richard Pryor. 128 pp.
  • Final Draft screenplay dated Sep 21, 1979 by Roger L. Simon and Lonne Elder, III / Based on Original Story by Richard Pryor. 120 pp.

Two drafts of a comedy-drama starring Richard Pryor and Cicely Tyson. Pryor is an ex-con who winds up driving a van with eight kids (ethnically mixed and with special needs) from Philadelphia to rural Washington.

The film was made at the height of Pryor’s film career, and it is of particular interest because the screenplay was entirely a collaborative effort of African American writers (unlike a number of other Pryor films).

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