Cleveland Abduction (2015) Movie Script

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily,
merrily merrily
Life is but a dream
Row, row, row your boat
Gently down a stream
And if you see
a crocodile
Go ahead and...
I have to go to work,
huggy bear.
But if I don't get a job,
then we won't
get our own place.
Then we can sing,
"Merrily, merrily,
merrily, merrily,"
all day long every day,
and play...Train Man.
No, Train Man now!
- Choo-choo-choo!
- Here we go. Go.
I'm gonna be
the rotten egg.
Ah, you won!
Mom, I've got to go,
come on.
Come here, baby boy.
Come to Grandma.
Mom, if he's playing
in the yard,
can you--can you please
watch over him?
And put him down
for a nap.
He'll be a grumpy monster
otherwise, all day.
Enough already.
I took care of you,
and you didn't
get eaten by tigers,
did you?
You really want to get
into that right now?
If you want a job,
you better get moving.
Joey, guess what.
When I get back today,
I'm gonna have a job.
And guess who's
gonna bring you
the biggest present ever?
- Here you go.
- Okay.
I hope you don't mind, but...
I've never worked
at a laundromat before.
I think you'd
do good here.
Oh, yes, that's awesome.
Just one more blank
to fill in,
the year you graduated
high school.
Yeah...well, I wanted
to finish high school,
but I didn't have nobody
to watch my kid.
But I swear to you,
if you hire me,
you won't be sorry.
Oh, honey...
I wish I could.
Where's my mom?
She's supposed
to be watching him.
What are you playing with?
Come here, baby.
What, no.
Let go of my mommy.
You little bastard!
Ms. Knight,
may I speak with you?
The injuries your son suffered
are consistent with abuse.
No, no, no, no.
I told the doctor,
he fell off
the slide today.
Michelle, until we know
that you can provide
a safer environment,
I'm going to have
to recommend--
Please, don't take my son.
You don't understand.
He's so sensitive.
He needs me.
Like, he'll be crushed.
Please don't take
my baby.
You can't just take
someone's baby from them.
It's not right.
Hey, Michelle,
you see Joey today?
Yeah, he's so amazing.
When's he gonna be home?
Well, they said,
now that I'm out
of my mom's house
and I'm living
with my cousin,
the social worker
said, like, two weeks.
- Whoa, two weeks?
- Mm-hmm.
My hearing's on Tuesday,
and I've been putting
millions of applications.
And guess what?
I already got three of them
that called me back.
- Wow.
- I know.
Oh, it's my dad, listen to
how much of a goofball he is.
Ready to go?
'Cause I'm heading down 45th,
fixing to pick you up.
I'm on the porch.
I'll see you in a second, mija.
Wow, a dad that's
still around, huh?
What a concept.
We're not, like,
that perfect family.
All right.
I'll see ya.
Good luck at
your court hearing.
Okay, bye.
- It's me.
- Hey, you almost here?
- I'm not gonna make it.
- What?
I'm sorry, I just
lost track of the time.
You lost track of the time?
If I don't get to court on time,
they're gonna report me.
It's only 11:00.
You have till 2:00.
You know what
I'll just get myself there.
But honey--
Right back
in the corner.
- Excuse me.
- Hi.
Do you know where
2950 Bridge Avenue is?
I have no idea.
- Okay.
- Sorry.
I know where it is.
You know it?
I know you.
Emily's dad.
Yeah, I live
right near to her mom.
You know where
this address is?
Yeah, it's a 45-minute
walk from here, at least.
45 minutes?
Oh, man.
I only have 30 minutes
to get there.
My kid,
he's in foster care,
and I've got meetings
with the social workers, and...
If I don't
get there soon,
I'm gonna lose him
for longer.
I can give you a ride.
I can have you there,
like, in ten minutes.
And after
your appointment,
I can take you and Emily
to the mall.
And I've got really cold
A/C in my truck.
And in fact, it's so cold,
that's my initials: A.C.
Ariel Castro.
All right.
Ugh, it looks
like you live in here.
I'm a bachelor.
I just had a great idea.
Does your little boy
like puppies?
Yeah, he loves
all types of animals.
'Cause my dog
just had puppies,
and there's a few
left in the litter.
Think of his little face
a when he sees
cute little puppy.
It won't take
a half a minute,
and I'll still
get you there early,
I swear.
Oh, no, no, no,
I can't be late
for this appointment.
I'm sorry.
Hey, no worries.
I will get you
to your social workers
with time to spare.
Okay, all right.
Sorry, it wouldn't
open from the inside.
I have to fix it.
Oh, is that her?
She's so cool.
- It's Maxine.
Is she friendly?
She's a beauty, huh?
Hi, pretty.
Why isn't she upstairs
with her babies?
Even mamas need a break
every once in a while.
You've got to
see the puppies.
Little, little babies.
Okay, can we be
really quick?
Hey, the bachelor's life.
I don't really get a chance
to clean up much.
Well, if you're...
The puppies are up here.
Don't want to bring
them down,
'cause they'll go
running around loose,
and then they'll
get out of the house.
- Okay.
- This way.
There's Emily.
Oh, that's a cute picture.
Through here.
In the pink room.
They're probably
snoozing right now,
but that's when
they're the cutest,
when they're all
snuggled up together.
Where are they?
No, please don't hurt me!
Listen, listen.
Don't move.
Why are you doing this?
I have to--I have to go
pick up my son!
I have to go!
I have to go!
I have to go!
I won't tell you again.
You don't move.
Why are you doing this to me?
You don't understand!
Shut up.
I wasn't planning
to kill you,
but if you don't shut up,
it could change.
You're only going to be here
for a little while.
So I just want us
to be friends.
My bitch wife...
she took my kids away.
I just someone
to be here for me.
I need you.
What's this?
How old are you?
I'm 21.
I thought you were 15.
What a cute kid.
No, please, that's my only one.
Shut up.
Shut up.
You stop making noise.
You stop making noise.
Just so you know,
in case you think
that these ropes
and these locks,
that it's not enough...
If I shot you right now,
I would be missing out
on a whole lot of fun.
But don't think
that I won't do it.
You see?
It's loaded,
you see?
Help me!
Shh, stay.
Help me.
Help me.
Help me.
Help me.
In here!
In here, help me!
Hola, Ariel.
Afternoon, Mario.
Mam, Is this the First time
she hasn't come home?
No, but she wouldn't
miss her appointment
at Social Services
unless there was
something wrong.
Any chance this is
all just too much for her
and she just simply
took off?
Just give us a call if you
hear from her, all right?
Have a good day, ma'am.
Hey, hey.
I got you my favorite.
Come on, hey.
Okay, you're gonna
be hungry.
Will you please
let me go?
Come on,
get up.
Come on.
No, please.
If you let me go,
I won't say anything.
You shut up.
This is payment
for your services.
Gonna keep it in here.
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily,
merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream
My daughter Emily said...
everybody thinks
that you freaked out
and you took off.
You abandoned
your little boy.
There's no posters
on poles, search parties.
Do you know
what that means?
I can do whatever
I want with you.
I'm all you got.
Help me!
Smart one.
I'm not worried.
You'll learn.
Look, my mother made it.
It's not poisoned.
It's good.
It's really good.
Smells good.
If I was gonna kill you,
I would just shoot you
with my gun.
Ah, good girl.
Good girl.
All right.
Watch your timing on the E
right there
at the end there.
Oye, Pie,
watch your own timing.
What's got you so happy?
Sex on a shelf, bro.
Come on, let's do this.
One, two, three, and...
I wish I didn't
have to hurt you.
But I can't help it.
I got molested...
by someone who was supposed
to be watching out for me.
And nobody did nothing about it.
Hey, hey.
It's okay.
I'm sorry that you
had to suffer like that.
You know that
because you was hurt,
doesn't mean you have
to hurt people back, you know.
Imagine if someone was
doing this to your daughter.
You know, if you
let me go right now,
I would never tell anybody.
I would just say I got
in, like, an accident
and passed out, and...
And I swear to you,
it''s what I would say.
That sounds like
a really good idea.
I got me a real
little sharp one here, huh?
When do you feel
like doing this?
Right now,
right this second?
- What?
- Come on.
Come on, girl.
Get up.
I can't,
can't walk very well.
Well, then I reckon
I'm gonna have to carry
your sweet little ass.
Thank you.
Whoo, this is a good idea!
Where are you going?
Are you stupid enough to think
that I was gonna let you
out of here that easy?
But after everything
you said to me!
You have to let me go!
Maybe I'll let you go,
maybe not.
Maybe I'll let you go
at Christmas.
jingle bells
jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh
It's Santa Claus...
with a present for guess who.
Hey, there's rules with TV,
just like there's rules
with everything else.
Actually, just...
one rule.
Can you guess what it is?
No, I'm sure
you're gonna tell me.
no blacks!
No African-Americans,
or I'll take it away!
Do it again.
Just sing?
Sing it again.
Living all alone
In the corners
of my mind
Hoping and praying
and wishing
To see you one more time
To see you one more time
To see you one more time
You wrote that?
That's beautiful.
You think you could
write something for me?
I could bring it in,
and then I could
play lead on it.
It would be
really good for me.
Well, I already
wrote you something.
You already did?
Want to see it?
I titled it Concrete.
"Now I lay here
on the floor,
"shivering and ashamed,
"because no one
truly loves me
or cares about me."
This is about you,
not me.
I wouldn't be so sure.
What are you
talking about?
You're in prison,
and it's worse than me,
'cause the prison is you.
You know what?
You're stupider
than I thought.
I mean, aren't you
cold yet and shivering
'cause nobody
cares about you?
You shut the hell up!
Shut up!
Hey, come on, let's go.
Hey, hermano.
Hey, Dad.
Thanks for bringing
them by.
They've been dying
to see you, man.
Hey, hey, hey, hey.
Where are you going?
To my old room to see
if my gym uniform's there.
It's not there.
I cleared everything out.
I was just gonna
go look anyway.
I said it's not there,
and it's a mess.
Come on,
forget about it.
Who wants hot dogs?
Hot dogs?
What's that?
It's the dog.
I had to lock
her upstairs.
She was tearing up
my stuff.
You know, I've been cooped up
all day inside.
Let's go outside, everybody.
Come on, outside,
let's go.
Don't be scared.
It's okay.
You had to try that once.
One day you're gonna
be a big, big boy,
and you're gonna be
the king
of the second basemen.
And guess what?
You watch them
try to get past you.
I'll be sitting there so proud.
Who you talking to
in here?
My son.
Don't let me
hear it again.
You got a visitor.
For me?
Hi, puppy.
Come here.
Oh, my gosh,
he's so cute.
Hey, baby puppy.
Come here.
He better only crap
in the box.
Okay, it will.
Come here.
Oh, he's so cute.
Off to work I go.
You be good.
Oh, my God.
He made a mistake.
He didn't lock it.
We're going home.
You think I'm that big
of an idiot, huh?
Is that what you think?
Oh, my God.
You're gonna pray
for mercy.
You stupid bitch!
You're not
what I wanted!
How come I never,
ever get what I want?
No, please,
let her go!
- Come here!
- Let her go!
- Come here!
- Run, run, run!
Help us!
Help us, help us!
Let her go!
Please let her go!
Let her go!
Come on!
Anyone that's
seen anything,
or even thinks they have,
call the number
on the flyer.
I want my baby girl
to come home to me.
In the four weeks
since Amanda Berry went missing,
police have yet
to come up with a--
No, no, no.
No, no, no.
You're in the front room now.
Who are you?
I'm Michelle Knight.
We had art together.
You don't remember?
How long have you
been in here?
Since August.
Nine months.
Shh, no talking
between you two
unless I'm there.
If I hear one word,
one of you dies.
No, no!
You got that?
Sit down.
No, no.
No, please.
Please, don't.
Please, please.
Shh, shh.
He said not to talk.
You and I need
to come up with a plan
and trick him so we
can get out of here.
Please don't talk.
On the day that marks two months
since Amanda Berry disappeared
on her way home from work,
friends, family, and neighbors
have gathered here
on this busy street corner
where the 17-year-old
was last seen.
Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
There's a lot of stuff
that she won't do.
So you have to.
Since when did you start
asking for permission?
Hey, why are you only
getting fat in one spot?
I'm not.
Did the moron go
and get herself pregnant?
- I'm not having it.
- I didn't.
I'm not having one
of your ugly babies
in this house!
Come here.
Stay away from me.
Come here!
Stay away from me!
it better be gone.
Good news, little girl.
I got a job out back
that needs doing,
so guess what, missy.
You and me,
we're going outside.
Here, but these on.
Come on.
Okay, I need you
to hold these boards
while I cut them.
Grip the boards.
Making my coffin?
Don't give me
any ideas.
Eyes, eyes.
Hold the boards.
Don't talk.
There was a guy outside.
He saw me.
He saw the chains.
He saw it all.
He's gonna call the police,
and we're going home.
They're here.
The cops are here.
They're coming up.
Oh, thank you, thank you.
Thank you.
Did you see what he did to me?
Amanda, I told you.
They're here.
All units respond.
Officer down.
Let's go.
19-4 responding.
I'd never leave you.
I'm sorry.
Happy birthday, Joey.
Pick up the drill.
You're gonna drill
two holes in that baseboard,
and then run the chain
in one hole and out the other.
Let's go.
Press it against it.
Press harder.
Amanda, are you in there?
It was hard to tell
where it was coming from
because there was
music playing,
but...sort of over there.
Well, I don't
hear it now.
I told you, it stopped
after a few minutes.
That's what scared me.
Well, if you hear
any more screaming,
try to be sure you know
where it's coming from
before you call us again,
Well, good night.
Cleveland's west side
was combed inch by inch,
as investigators and volunteers
searched for the missing teen.
Investigators said
that Gina DeJesus
was walking home from middle
school on Friday with a friend
when they went their separate
ways here at the intersection
of Lorraine and 110th.
- I brought you some company.
- That was three days ago.
Sit down.
Cut it short.
Like the army.
Be back in a minute.
Every door, window,
has an alarm.
So don't be stupid enough
and think about
trying anything.
And if you do,
I will kill you
and make the other one watch.
And no talking.
Just cut it short.
Girl, he's just gonna
get mad, okay?
He said not to talk.
Please don't be scared.
We're gonna be okay.
We're gonna get
out of here.
There's three of us now,
so we can outsmart him.
There's three of us?
What are you talking about?
The whole family
together at last.
He offered me a ride.
I'm friends with
his daughter Lianne.
So, you know,
I thought it would be okay.
We need to talk about
how to get out of here, okay?
You need to stay alive
for your mom and your dad
and all your sisters,
'cause they love you.
I can never see them again.
Look at me.
I'm filthy, I'm dirty.
I think that we can
get out of here, together.
I think that we can
get really strong.
And I know his weaknesses,
and we can outwit him.
And you want to know
why else?
'Cause God...
God is in this room.
Every day with me,
He's here.
And He has not
let me down yet.
I just want my mom.
I just want my mom.
on this very painful
there is no way
Nancy and me
could have made it
through this year
without all the support
and love you've given us.
And again, we ask
the people of Cleveland
to notify the police
if you see or hear anything
that can help us find our Gina
and bring her home safe.
I love Gina.
You know we're all
doing everything we can
to bring her home.
Bless you, Ariel.
Bless you.
You got to see
what's on TV.
In the meantime,
a large crowd has gathered,
including Gina's family...
Oh, man, look.
Look at the look
on your mom's face.
If she only knew
who she was
blubbering all over.
Oh, hey, hey.
Don't cover that
beautiful face.
Hey, dude, hey.
Hey, dude, I'll do it.
Hey, dude, dude.
Let me do it,
let me do it.
- Shut up.
- You shut up.
I'll do whatever
you want tonight.
You're just pissed off
'cause nobody's holding
any candlelight vigils for you.
That's why I hate you!
Nobody loves you!
Nobody misses you!
Yeah, they do.
Yeah, they do!
You hate yourself!
You hate your--
I can't reach you.
I can't reach you.
I can't reach you.
High five.
I'm bored.
Put on a show.
He's just gonna feed
our bodies to the dogs.
And my mom's never gonna know
what happened to me.
Come here.
Just leave me alone, okay?
We're gonna
get through this, okay?
The only thing that
has the possibility to kill us
is this freaking cold
right now.
And there's only one solution
for that.
Music time.
Very good.
Get up, get up
Like that.
All the boys in the club
Get up, get up
It's been nearly three years
since her teenage daughter
Tonight, the mother of
Amanda Berry is dead.
She fought tirelessly
to keep alive
the memory
of her vanished daughter.
Doctors say Louwana died
of a congestive heart failure.
Oh, my God.
Perhaps that's
the scientific term
for a broken heart.
Every minute of the day,
she told me...
Amanda's bedroom
remains unchanged.
Christmas ornaments...
You know,
I always wished
that she was my mother
and said those things about me.
They're gonna have to stand
before God someday
and say what happened.
Today's a special day.
Gonna celebrate.
I got a present
for y'all,
'cause I think you're
smart enough by now.
Keep being good,
you can say
adios to these.
What do you mean by adios?
I mean, good-bye,
no more locks.
Come on, come downstairs,
real quick!
Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
We're out.
Come on, Gina.
Oh, my God,
is what you don't realize
is that he's playing
a trick on us.
Come on downstairs!
Come on!
This is why
I did all of this,
so we could be together.
Like this.
Like a family.
Are you ready for
the big announcement?
Okay, right around
the end of January,
there's gonna be
a new member to our family.
How's that to ring in
the New Year, huh?
She's in labor.
You screwed up.
Why is it happening
so early?
How far apart
are her contractions?
How the hell should I know?
Go, go get the pool.
If this baby
doesn't come out alive,
I'm gonna pull
this trigger!
I got to push.
No, don't push.
It's too soon.
Stop screaming like that!
She can't help it!
She's in pain!
Gina, come here, come here,
come here, come here.
No, I don't want to go.
I want to stay and help.
It's not safe here now.
It hurts so much!
Is something wrong?
Whatever's wrong,
you better fix it!
Oh, God!
I think you're
ready to push.
Grab her hand!
Grab her--
It's ready to--
What did you do to her,
you stupid bitch?
I didn't do
anything to her!
Maybe you dropped
her or something!
I don't know!
All right, push.
Push, damn it!
It's a girl.
You got a beautiful
baby girl.
Gina, grab the tie.
Grab the tie.
Cut above the tie.
Is she okay?
Why is she not breathing?
Make her breathe.
You want me
to pull this trigger?
Make her breathe.
Oh, no.
Please, God.
Please, please.
Thank you, God.
Hi, pretty.
I got her.
Get out.
Daddy's little princess?
Are you my princess?
Are you mine, mine, mine?
Are you all mine?
Are you mine, mine, mine?
Oh, you're so beautiful.
It's a big day
in the Castro house.
Okay, Jocelyn.
Can you walk, huh?
Can you walk?
Come on, just a few more steps,
Jocelyn, come on.
Do that again for the camera.
and one for good luck.
Okay, make a wish, sweetheart.
So from 9:00 to 9:30,
we have story time,
and then it's Jocelyn's
favorite class of all.
- Art class.
- Yes.
I love you, Auntie Juju.
I love you, Auntie Chelsea.
Love you.
But who do you love the most?
It's recess time
for the art teacher.
Let's go.
Yeah, I'm two payments behind
on my property taxes,
and I could lose my house.
Yeah, I get it, I get it,
I know.
A job will turn up soon.
You got that
from the trash?
It's perfectly good.
Like I'm not sick enough.
Hey, it's time
for my program.
Come on.
Everybody, mandatory.
Come on.
Missing the program
is not allowed.
Daddy, we should
all go to the park.
Mommy, Auntie Juju,
and Auntie Chelsea too.
No, they can't.
Why not?
Because they can't, okay?
That's not a good because.
Why can't Auntie Juju
or Auntie Chelsea come?
And why can't I talk
about them to anyone?
I want to know why.
Why, why, why, why,
why, why--
Okay, will you
shut her up?
Why, why, why--
Okay, you got to be quiet!
Let her go!
You gotta be quiet!
- Let her go!
- She's got to be quiet!
Let her go!
She's got to
stay quiet!
After I plant some corn here,
I'm gonna put in some squash
against the fence.
Why don't you
just cut the act?
Okay, you shut up.
I will dig.
I'm gonna dig it so deep
that the dogs can't
dig up the evidence,
and then I'll dig it
big enough
for the three of us.
What are you
gonna tell Jocelyn?
I'm warning you.
That her mom just...
just doesn't love her
and run away?
Well, she's not
gonna believe you.
She already hates you,
so you're screwed
either way.
Shut up.
This is what
I'm afraid of.
Jocelyn growing up
in here,
like this.
I'm scared it could
screw her up.
Never meant for this
to get this big.
You know, it just
got out of hand.
Well, then why don't you
just turn yourself in?
Maybe if you
turned yourself in,
they won't go so hard,
and they'll go easier.
And let my whole family
know what I've been doing?
Who cares about
what your family thinks?
It's only about God.
Where was God...
when He let you
get into my car?
You know where He was.
The only time
that we don't see Him
is when we're
scared to look.
I never meant
to hurt you.
Or anybody.
I couldn't help it.
You know how
I got messed up.
You've told me
what they had done to you,
and think God knows.
He's just waiting for you
to open your heart.
You can ask Him
to take the pain away
and tell Him,
"I'm ready to change."
- Do I feel hot?
- Mm-hmm.
Maybe if wear disguises,
he'll have a doctor
come look at you.
Oh, I love this song.
Let's dance.
All right, come on.
You got it?
Hey, I'm going
to my mom's house
to get us some food.
You be good.
Why did Daddy leave
the front door open?
I don't know, honey.
Maybe he's still here.
Did you hear
his car drive away?
Mommy, you can't go outside.
Daddy will get mad.
It's okay, honey.
He'll understand.
Whatever happens now,
I love you, okay?
Help, help, help!
I'm Amanda Berry.
I've been locked in here
for ten years.
You can't be Amanda.
She's dead.
You got to get me out.
He'll come back any second.
Get back, kick it in,
kick it in.
It's okay, baby.
It's okay.
Cleveland PD!
What was that?
Probably somebody
trying to break in.
But who would want
to break into this place?
I don't hear Jocelyn.
She's never quiet
for this long.
Go hide.
- Go.
- Okay.
Sounds like there's two of them.
Police, is anybody up here?
Police, is anybody up here?
Anybody can say
they're the police,
and it could be him
trying to trick us, all right?
Get down,
and stay down,
and do not come out
until I say.
Answer me if you can hear.
Is anybody here?
Hey, come on out.
It's okay.
Hey, we're the police.
You're the police?
You saved us.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Gina, they found us.
We're free.
I'm Georgina DeJesus.
Oh, my Lord.
I've been looking for you
for nine years.
Let's get you out of here.
No, no.
Please, he could show up
and kill.
It's okay,
I won't let you go.
You're safe, it's over.
117 to base.
Go 117.
We found them.
We found them.
I'm coming home, Joey!
I'm free!
We're free!
Oh, God.
All three women were found
inside a home
just south of downtown
It's an absolutely
unbelievable story...
It was a night full of
emotion and drama...
They were missing
for more than...
Paging Dr. Adler.
Please come to X-ray...
No men, no men.
Only women.
Okay, men, out.
On my count,
three, two, one, go.
Let's go.
I want to see my son.
I want him to know
I'm alive, please.
Well, look who's awake.
Morning, how do you feel?
Cell is so clean.
So clean.
I want to see my son.
Do you know where
we can contact him?
I don't know.
He went into a foster home
right before he took--
he took me.
Do you think anybody here
could help me?
Don't worry.
We'll look into it for you.
Is there any family
we can call for you?
Nobody that wouldn't
know how to find me
if they wanted to.
The other girls
have returned home.
Amanda Berry's family
let's us know
that her and her daughter
are both resting
and doing well.
They ask that we continue
to give them their privacy
for this time of healing
and recovery.
And in other news...
Oh, my goodness.
Would you look
at all that?
I swear, we need
to give some of this away.
Except for this one.
What a cutie.
Joey would love this.
I keep forgetting
that Joey's almost 16 now.
I wonder if I would
even recognize him
at this point,
or if he would
remember me.
Excuse me.
Excuse me.
Jake Solano, FBI.
Can we talk for a minute?
Is that all right?
Jake Solano, FBI?
I think the doctors
promised you something
once you were cleared
for solid food.
A cheeseburger
from Steak 'n Shake?
with triple fries and
a cheesecake blizzard
from Dairy Queen.
Thank you.
Oh, my God.
You are an angel,
a million times over.
Mm, mm.
I think I better
not rush it.
Oh, here.
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
I'm sorry, I didn't mean
to frighten you.
It's okay.
I'm sorry.
You know, whenever
he wanted me to shut up,
he would...
put that kind of napkin
down my throat.
I just want
to find my son.
Have you found my son?
Not yet, but trust me,
we're on it.
Oh, hey.
Your mother's here.
Can you please tell her
that I'm not up for it today?
Actually, please tell her
that I don't want to see her.
Or else she's gonna
keep coming back.
Are you sure?
Carla, you've seen parents
of missing children, right?
They keep the kids'
bedrooms in tact
as if they never...
went missing,
or they keep their voice
on the voicemail
so they can listen
to their kid's voice
again and again and again,
even if it is ten years.
He always told me
nobody cared, always.
One time he marched
in my room and he said,
"Told you nobody cared.
Your mom packed up
and moved to Florida."
There was never one
candlelight vigil for me.
Thank you.
I was beginning to think
the world was
just all blurry.
Your therapist was
here again to see you.
I'm not ready yet,
Ariel Castro,
standing in the court
during the arraignment,
eyes cast down all the time,
never looking up at anyone.
No other reaction from the man.
Also with him were
his two brothers,
who have been, eventually,
So when will I get to put
Joey's school picture
in this frame?
Well, at this point,
it's about waiting
for the adoption agency
to respond to our request. gonna be okay here?
Yeah, am I gonna be okay?
A queen-size bed and all
these chairs to sit in,
just for me,
for the first time
in my life.
Yes, I'm gonna be great.
Well, then I'm glad
you're happy.
And I'll check in on you
as soon as I can.
I miss him so much.
It's like, what does he
even look like?
I wonder if his name
is still Joey.
I've been talking
to my parents,
and--I don't know.
Maybe I just...
I just need to start
living my normal life,
just for right now.
Well, what do you mean?
You can't just pretend
like this never happened
and go back.
I'll see you again
soon, okay?
I promise.
Just...not right away.
I'm sorry.
I love you.
I love you too.
So did you find Joey?
Um...I think maybe
you should sit down.
Joey's foster parents
adopted him
when he was
four years old,
and they've decided
that it's not
in his best interest
to see you.
He's--he's doing well.
They just don't want any
of the commotion and attention
to upset his life.
But I'm not trying
to upset him.
I just wanted to hold him
and hug him
and just tell him
that I love him.
Can't I just do that?
Well, we raised the possibility
of a supervised visit.
They made it very clear
on what they thought
was best for him.
Is his name
even Joey anymore?
I can't tell you that.
I'm sorry.
May I see a picture,
I got the strong sense
that they're
most comfortable
with no contact
I did talk to
a family lawyer I know.
According to him,
in a situation
where the birth mother
was not consulted,
the adoption
can be voided.
Would you talk to him
about that?
Do you mind if I have
some time by myself, please?
- Michelle?
- Hey.
I'm sorry
if I'm intruding.
- You know, I--
- No, you're not.
I wanted to talk
to you about something.
You know, I always
saw myself,
more than anything,
as Joey's mother.
And I know that
I will be somebody.
But I don't want
a family lawyer.
You know, Joey,
he's happy now, you know?
He has a family,
and he has a life.
And I don't want
to go blowing that up.
It just doesn't
feel right to me.
You're sure?
It hurts like you
wouldn't believe,
but I'm sure.
You're an amazing woman,
I don't know how
amazing I am, you know.
I don't even really know
how "Michelle" I am.
Maybe I am stronger
than I would have been
had I not gotten
into that truck, you know?
I mean, I literally did not know
where I was going that day.
But that was the caterpillar,
you know?
And now I'm ready
for butterflies.
And this was one of the crimes
of the century.
And Jeff, I want to ask you too
about Michelle Knight,
one of the victims in this case.
She may appear in person
in the courtroom
to give her say.
I find that
unbelievably courageous,
that a woman who's been
through this hell--
and keep in mind,
this man kept her
in a darkened room
for much of the time.
She was chained up.
Fed her once a day.
She became pregnant, and he...
You're ugly.
You're stupid!
Nobody loves you.
Nobody's looking for you.
Gonna break your face!
You're not having my baby!
I hate you!
My name is Michelle Knight,
and I would like to tell you
what this was like for me.
I missed my son every day,
and I wondered if I was
ever gonna see him again.
I cried every night,
because I was so alone.
The days never got shorter.
Days turned into nights,
and nights turned into days.
And the years
turned into eternity.
I knew at that point,
nobody cared about me.
Ariel Castro...
you took 11 years
of my life away.
And I have got it back.
I spent 11 years in hell,
and now your hell
is just beginning.
The death penalty
would be so much easier.
You don't deserve that.
You deserve to spend
a life in prison.
I can forgive you,
but I can't forget.
With the guidance of God...
I will prevail and help others
that suffer
at the hands of others.
Writing this statement
gave me the strength
to be a stronger woman,
and I know there's
more good than there is evil.
I know that there is
a lot of people
going through hard times.
But we need to reach out a hand
and hold them
and let them know
that they're being heard.
After 11 years,
I'm finally being heard.
And it's liberating.
Thank you all.
I love you.
And God bless.