David Webb Peoples


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David Webb Peoples (born c. 1940) is an American screenwriter, best known for the films Blade Runner, Unforgiven and Twelve Monkeys.

Peoples was born in Middletown, Connecticut, the son of Ruth and Joe Webb Peoples, a geologist. He studied English at the University of California, Berkeley. He first entered the industry as a film editor, and started writing screenplays during this time, ... more »

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  • I don't wish to give offense when I suggest that this country should select a king, or even a queen, rather than a president. One isn't that quick to shoot a king or a queen—the majesty of royalt...
    David Webb Peoples, screenwriter. English Bob (Richard Harris), Unforgiven, discussing the assassination of President Garfield (1992).
  • ''You know, it's a savage country, really. That's the second one they shot in twenty years. It's uncivilized—shooting people of substance.''
    David Webb Peoples, screenwriter. English Bob (Richard Harris), Unforgiven, commenting on the United States after the assassination of President Garfi...
  • ''It's too bad she won't live, but then again, who does?''
    David Webb Peoples, U.S. screenwriter, and Ridley Scott. Gaff (Edward James Olmos), Blade Runner, discussing Rachel, the android, with Rick Deckard, w...
  • ''I guess you know, Bob, that if I see you again, I'm just going to start shooting and figure it's self-defense.''
    David Webb Peoples, screenwriter. Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman), Unforgiven, sending English Bob (Richard Harris) out of the county (1992).
  • ''Is this testing whether I'm a replicant or a lesbian, Mr. Deckard?''
    David Webb Peoples, U.S. screenwriter, and Ridley Scott. Rachel, Blade Runner, being tested to determine if she is human or machine (1982).
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