Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman (2021) Movie Script

[electricity buzzing]
[dramatic music]
[man] [voice-over]
I was telling you at dinner
that I believe that money,
clothes, adulation, et cetera,
was a necessity with you.
That some people are impelled
towards an objective
without even consciously
knowing why.
-Is there something criminal
in my being ambitious?
-[chuckles] Why no, criminal?
Of course not.
Unless your ambitions
take a perverse form,
and you will stop at nothing,
right or wrong,
to get what you want.
-They say the female
of the species
is deadlier than the male.
[strikes a match]
[older Aileen] [voice-over]
I guess I always did dream
of being famous.
Grew up watching them
glamorous movie stars
and them black and white
pictures, you know.
Lana Turner.
Rita Hayworth.
Barbara Stanwyck.
They were hot.
You all doing another
primetime special about me?
-No, this will be a documentary.
-So, you wanna talk
about them seven pigs
that I had to kill?
[Peter] [voice-over]
You're known the world over.
They call you Aileen Wuornos:
"The Hooker From Hell",
"The Damsel of Death".
[car door opens]
[older Aileen] [voice-over]
Personally, I like
"Angel of Death".
Suits me better.
-We were hoping
for something different.
Something you've never discussed
in a previous interview before.
-Shit, man.
How many more times
do I gotta go through this?
[scoffs] I guess not many,
since any day now,
they'll be putting me down
like a rabid bitch.
[Peter] Tomorrow, Aileen.
Your execution is scheduled
for tomorrow.
[flick of light switch]
Exclusive, huh?
Inside scoop?
I bet you didn't know
that once upon a time,
I was young and beautiful
and married.
- Are you referring to
your rather brief marriage
to a wealthy yacht club
- Commodore.
- Pardon me?
-The head of a yacht club
ain't called a "President."
He's called a "Commodore."
Now, do you want to
hear this story or not?
-I do apologize.
Please, go ahead.
Tell us about your marriage
to the Commodore.
-You wanna hear a story?
I'll give you a goddamn story.
[rock music]
[blood splattering]
[rock music continues]
[crickets stridulating]
[Aileen groans]
[Dewey moans]
-What the fuck, bitch?
-I said no mouth kissin.'
-You said "everything."
I paid for everythin'.
- Get off of me, motherfucker!
- [Dewey groans]
[punches thrown]
-Oh, what the fuck?!
What the fucking fuck?
You knocked my fuckin'
tooth out, bitch!
[Dewey groans]
How the fuck am I supposed to
go home like this?
Damn! My wife's gonna kill me!
-Yeah, well,
tell her you got robbed.
Here's what you're gonna do.
You're gonna hand
your wallet real slow,
and then you're gonna drive
the hell out of here real fast.
You're a feisty one, ain'tcha?
Well now, now you're gonna pay.
- [slams head]
- [car horn blares]
[older Aileen] [voice-over]
I was different
back in those days, ya know?
Real ignorant about life,
a lot younger.
Slightly prettier too, I guess.
- [fireworks blasting]
- [military music playing]
[fireworks whistling]
[crowd gasping]
[laughter and chatter]
[Jennifer giggles]
[Grady] Ooh.
[Jennifer] Hey, there.
What's your name?
My friends call me Lee.
-Well, good to meet you, Lee.
I'm Jennifer.
My friends call me Jen or Jenny.
Take your pick. Come join us.
Come on.
Come on.
Everybody, this is Lee.
Lee, this is everybody.
- Hi, Lee.
- Thanks.
[Grady] How you doing?
-It's a... it's a real nice...
Nice beach.
[Grady] Nicest private beach
in Volusia County.
And my pad's got the best view.
So. where are you from?
-Jesus, Grady. Lay off.
[Grady] Lee and I are
just having some fun here,
aren't we, Lee?
[Aileen sniffs]
That's a pretty manly name
you got there.
Did your daddy call you that
'cause he couldn't tell
whether you were
a boy or a girl?
-Grady, cut it out.
Mitch, can you do something.
-Yeah. Cool out, man.
Leave her alone.
-Momma took off and left you
when she found out
you were nothing but
a big, pussy-eating dyke?
- [Aileen grunts]
- [all yell]
- [Jennifer] Oh, God!
- [Mitch] Oh, shit!
[Aileen] You need to stop,
you motherfucker.
-Get off him, get off him.
Relax. Hey, hey, hey.
-You don't know
a goddamn thing about me.
- [Grady spits]
- [Aileen panting]
-[sobs] I'm sorry.
I'm real sorry. I-I didn't
mean to ruin your party.
-Hey, let me take you home.
- Mitch? Okay.
- Yeah. Of course. Go.
- [Jennifer] Hey, Lee.
- Lee, wait up.
[Aileen] Leave me the hell
alone! I don't need no trouble.
[Mitch] Are you ever
gonna grow the fuck up?
-Really? Because I happen to
think what you did back there
was totally fucking amazing.
- What do you want from me?
- Nothing.
Well, I guess I just
want to get to know you.
Besides, once word about
what you did gets around,
you're gonna be a hero
to all the girls
who wish they'd had the courage
to stand up to him.
Hey, you got a place to crash?
Well, come stay the night
with me then.
I've got some good weed at home.
[fireworks blasting]
[cheers and applause]
Here's to the Bicentennial
and the greatest country
in the world.
-Land of opportunity.
-Come on.
[Jennifer] [voice-over]
I only came back 'cause
you know,
my mom got sick last year.
She, uh... she died
a couple months ago.
Well, now my dad needs me,
so, here I am.
- Love hurts
Ooh ooh love hurts
-I hope you like Russian water.
- Some fools think
Of happiness
Blissfulness togetherness
[Jennifer coughs]
-Okay, so now
you have to tell me,
where are you actually from?
- Some fools fool...
- Mmm.
- Themselves I guess
All right. Well...
but do you still have
family or friends there?
-Nah, I ain't got no ties.
[Jennifer] Hmm.
-None that I give
a damn about anyway.
I mean, I do have a brother.
His name's Keith.
I hightailed it outta there
when I was 12.
- Ooh love hurts
Ooh ooh love hurts
I know it isn't true
I know it isn't true
Love is just a lie
Made to make you blue
Love hurts
Ooh ooh love hurts
Ooh ooh love hurts
[flick of light switch]
[church bell tolls]
[seagulls squawking]
[birds chirping]
[door closes]
Jesus H. Christ.
[frame squeaks]
[clatter of utensils]
-Thank you, dear.
-Oh, um, Dad,
I forgot to mention,
I let a friend stay
the night last night.
[Lewis grunts]
-Well, hello there.
-Good mornin'.
-Morning, Lee.
Where did you find that robe?
-Oh, it was just sittin'
in the bathroom.
And uh, I couldn't
find my clothes
when I woke up this morning, so.
-Yeah, I figured,
after last night,
you might want to sleep in,
so I put them in the wash.
I-I'm sorry.
Do you mind if I ask you
to put on something else?
It's just that robe used to
belong to my mother and...
-No, no, no, no.
You look perfectly fine
in that robe.
Jennifer, are you going to
introduce me to your friend?
-Uh, yeah. Sorry, Dad.
Um, this is Lee.
She's new in town.
Um, Lee, this is my father,
Lewis Fell.
Folks around here
call him "Commodore."
-Oh, Commodore?
Man, I love those guys.
Ooh I feel sanctified
[Lewis] I'm not
that kind of Commodore.
I used to run boat tours
for filthy rich people
with far too much time
and money on their hands.
Now it's just a hobby with me.
-Well, I'd say,
from the looks of this pad,
you didn't do too bad in the
filthy rich department yourself.
[Lewis] Well, I've made lots of
good investments over the years.
-Well, it's a real pleasure
to meet you. Sir.
-My employees call me Sir.
My friends call me Lewis.
-Yeah. Well, my friends
call me Lee.
But a... handsome older
gentleman like yourself
can call me Aileen.
-You want some coffee, Aileen?
- Yeah.
- Okay.
- [shoes squeak]
- [Lewis gasps]
-Oh, Jesus, Dad!
Are you okay?
[Lewis exhales heavily]
- Yeah, I'm fine.
- You okay?
-This damn no-wax linoleum's
gonna be the death of me.
-Yeah. Well, you can always have
them write on your tombstone,
"Here's the spot
where Lewis Fell."
[Lewis guffaws]
-Well, I'm a happy man
that you were here
to rescue me, Aileen.
And I'm hopin' we're gonna see
a lot more of you around here.
-Yeah, thank you.
[dog barks]
Ah, it was really nice
to meet you, Mr. Fell.
I mean, Lewis.
-"Here's the spot
where Lewis Fell."
[Jennifer] Thank you.
-For what?
-For making him laugh.
I haven't seen him do that
in a long time.
-Oh, no sweat.
He just needs to lighten up,
have a little fun.
-Listen, um, I don't know
what your plans are,
but some of us
are gonna go shopping
and maybe grab some
drinks after.
-Hey, no problem.
I got your drift.
I'll clear out...
-No, I...
I didn't mean it like that.
I was wondering if maybe
you wanted to come along?
-Yeah, look,
you're... you're cool.
And I appreciate you lettin' me
crash here and all, but...
I don't got any money
to spend at the goddamn mall.
You don't gotta be
so nice to me.
I'm nothing like you.
-Look, I'm just
trying to be your friend.
I'd really like it if you stuck
around for a while and...
Well, I think my dad would too.
-I gotta get my shit.
Time to go.
[clink of crockery]
[somber music]
[older Aileen] [voice-over]
I don't know what it was,
but suddenly
I got this rush of...
I guess you could call it
I mean, when you got nothin',
you got nothin' to lose, right?
So, I figured...
what's the worst
that could happen?
[Jennifer chuckles]
[Mitch] Let us in, let us in.
[Jennifer] Stop.
My Dad's asleep.
Stop it. [chuckles]
Let's go skinny-dipping.
-No, not right now, Mitch.
What the...
[Mitch] Jen, what's wrong?
-Oh, shit.
[older Aileen] [voice-over] Did
I feel bad about what I did?
Hell if I know.
Besides, I'd already gone
through more shit in my life
than anyone ever deserved.
So, it was time
I got some payback for once.
-Well, you know, I'm not
always so good with words.
[sighs] But... I can only say
what I feel in my heart.
Lewis, the second
I laid eyes on you,
I knew you were the one for me.
I love you, Lewis Fell.
And, oh yeah, I can also say
these two little words.
"I do."
-By the power of God,
and the power vested in me
by the state of Florida,
I pronounce you,
Lewis Gratz Fell
and Aileen Carol Wuornos,
husband and wife.
You may now kiss the bride.
[older Aileen] [voice-over]
Of course, they all said
the marriage was doomed
from the start.
But as a wise man once said,
"What the hell
do they know anyway?"
[Jennifer retching]
[crickets chirping]
-You don't have to move out
to the pool house, Jenny.
This is still your home.
-No, it's not, Dad.
It's yours and it's hers.
Ugh, I should probably
find my own place anyway.
But I promised Mom
I'd look after you,
and that's exactly
what I'm gonna do.
Just from a safe distance.
-You know I'm always
going to love your mother,
but she's gone now.
Don't I deserve
a little happiness
in the last years of my life?
-Yeah, of course you do, Dad.
But you didn't
have to marry her.
[Lewis sighs]
-I really hope we can
be friends again someday, Jen.
-Ugh, don't bet on it.
[door clicks]
-I love my daughter.
I didn't mean to hurt her.
-Of course, you didn't, baby.
You know that blood's not
always thicker than water.
I'm here for you now.
I always will be.
Let's go to bed.
[tense music]
[car engine rumbles]
[funky music]
Double shot of Jack. Neat.
-Make it two.
Rough night?
Come on. The least you can do
is say somethin'
after I bought you a drink.
-Yeah. Don't recall
askin' you to do that.
-Hell, looks like you should be
buying me a drink.
In fact, looks like you should
be buyin' for the whole house.
-And it looks like
you should fuck off.
-[scoffs] Hey,
why all this hostility, baby?
-I had a real shitty day, okay?
-Well, what was
so shitty about it?
-I got married.
-Christ, woman!
You really did have
a shitty day.
Well, hey.
To the freedom we once had.
[glasses clink]
-Hurry it up!
[Hobie] Hold your horses, woman.
[Aileen sniffs]
-Fuckin'-A, that's good.
I needed that, man!
It's been too goddamn long!
[Hobie] Then help yourself,
pretty thing.
There's plenty to go around.
-[sniffs] Holy shit!
I'm rich! I'm fuckin' rich!
Oh, fuck.
I feel dizzy.
Can I sit down?
-Yeah, all right.
You're all right.
- Damn it.
- I got you.
I got you.
- What're you doing? Stop.
- Oh, no, babe.
- No, no, no, no.
We're just starting. Come on.
-No, no. Stop.
No! What're you doing, man?
I told you I'm married.
-Yeah, so am I.
-Stop! [gasps]
-Okay, hold on, babe.
We're going for a little ride.
[Aileen yells]
-No, no!
[Hobie grunts]
[Aileen panting]
[Hobie groans]
-Fuck, bitch!
[Hobie screams]
[hard punches thrown]
[Hobie groans]
[bouncer 1] Get that bitch off.
[Hobie] God! Bitch's crazy!
-Get the fuck off of me!
[Dewey] Step aside, boys.
This one's mine.
Remember me?
- [Aileen groans]
[police sirens whooping]
[bouncer 2]
Cops are here. Let's go.
[bouncer 1] Yo, fuck this!
I'm outta here.
[Aileen groans]
-I didn't do shit, man!
Arrest them, goddammit!
They tried to rape me.
[Hobie] Fuck!
This bitch is crazy.
[judge] The court orders
that the charges of assault
and disorderly conduct
be dropped
and that the defendant
be released
to the custody of her husband,
Mr. Fell.
[gavel bangs]
[rumble of car engine]
[Lewis sighs]
-I'm sorry, baby.
I'm so damn sorry.
I just had one drink.
And then I was gonna
come right home
but this asshole
started comin' on to me...
-I don't want to hear it, Lee.
I really and truly don't have
the patience right now.
- Oh, please don't hate me.
You know, I...
I just... you're the best thing
that's ever happened to me
in my whole miserable,
pathetic life.
And I won't do it again.
-I wanted to
surprise you with this
at breakfast this morning.
But instead,
I got called downtown
to bail my wife out of jail.
-Why the hell did you do this?
-Because I happen to be proud
of the woman that I married,
that's why.
-I never asked you
to paint my goddamn name
and face all over town.
-I don't know what's
gotten into you, Aileen.
I honestly don't.
But I don't like it.
[car door opens]
-Hey, look, I'm sorry, okay?
I just, like... I just don't
feel like I fit in here.
You know, I'm just trying to be
the best wife I can be to you.
I just feel like
everyone hates me here.
-It just takes time, that's all.
And no one hates you.
Least of all me.
[water splashes]
[birds chirping]
[seagulls squawk]
[birds chirping]
[door slides open, closed]
-Not now, Mitch, please.
-Here's an idea.
Stop sulking
and go and talk to him.
No, I refuse to support
this sick sham of a marriage.
Not now. Not ever.
-So, what are you going to do?
Live in exile out here
in the pool house
for the next 20 years?
This place wasn't exactly
built for intimacy,
if you know what I mean.
-Well, at least from out here,
I can keep an eye on things.
Without having to be
under the same roof.
-Since I've been playing
mediator between the two of you,
he invited you
to go sailing with us.
Grady and Dad are going,
and I think you should, too.
-Me and "The Wicked Stepmother"
on an afternoon sail?
Sounds delightful.
Maybe if she fell overboard.
Maybe you're right.
[seagulls squawking]
What's that old saying?
Keep your friends close.
Keep your enemies closer?
This is the mast.
It's connected down here
to the boom.
-Oooh. [chuckles]
You gotta be real careful
with the boom.
Because if it's not
properly secured
down here,
it'll snap like a twig and uh...
-Ka-boom. [giggles]
-Just grab on right here.
And this... right here.
This is called...
-A steering wheel?
-No, my darling.
In... in nautical parlance,
it's referred to as
"the helm."
-Well, then.
To helm with you. [giggles]
-Beautiful day
for a sail, Commodore.
-Welcome aboard.
You remember Victor
from the wedding?
And of course,
you know his son, Mitch.
-Good to see you, again, Aileen.
-Fortunately for me,
Victor is a far better CPA
than he is a sailor or a golfer.
-Oh, you will eat those words
next weekend at the tournament,
I assure you.
-Ah, the prodigal son returns.
I told you 1 p.m. sharp.
- Where the hell have you been?
- [Grady] Sorry, Dad.
I was stuck in traffic.
-That's not all
you got stuck in.
[Grady and Mitch laugh]
-This indolent underachiever
is my youngest son, Grady.
It is such a pleasure
to finally meet
the new Mrs. Fell.
-Got room for one more?
I hope you don't mind
if I tag along.
-I have missed you.
I'm so glad you decided to come.
It's not the same
without my First Mate.
Oh, I'm so glad you came.
All aboard!
- [yacht engine starts]
[suspenseful music]
[Older Aileen] [voice-over]
I didn't know which one
was the lesser of two evils.
But one thing was for sure,
I was trapped on a voyage
of the damned.
And if there's one thing
that makes me sicker
than phony-baloney rich folks
talkin' about themselves,
it's bein' anywhere
near the water.
[upbeat music]
[water splashes]
-I get it, I get it.
-Let them win, okay?
Let them win.
- I get it.
Yeah, that's why
I love it with the game.
[toilet flushes]
-Long time no see, Lee.
[Aileen grunting]
-It's not just me, Lewis.
Everyone's talking.
-Like I give a shit
what everyone thinks.
-I know this isn't
what you want to hear.
But as your business advisor,
mostly as your friend,
I have to ask you,
how much do you actually
know about this girl?
-What the hell, man?
That one beatin'
not enough for you?
-Hey, settle down.
I think we started off
on the wrong foot.
Why don't we, maybe be
a little more friendly
with each other?
Clean the slate, so to speak.
Maybe... have a little party?
-I don't think so.
Now if you don't mind...
[Aileen groans]
- Actually, I do mind.
You got some real balls,
I'll give you that much.
-All I'm asking you
is just let me check her out.
If she comes up clean,
no harm done.
If she doesn't,
I can make it all go away.
-Come on, bitch!
You know you want it!
[Aileen groans]
[boards banging]
[Grady] A trash-dyke girl
like you really has...
Come on, bitch!
You know you want it!
-Now you needle-dicked,
mother-fucking, piece of shit,
you're gonna turn
and go back out of there
and tell your daddy
it's time to go
and never show your face
around me again.
You dig?
[Grady sniffles, pisses in fear]
[door opens]
-Um, Lee, are... are you okay?
-Can we go home now, baby?
-What's wrong?
You don't feel good?
-No. No, I don't.
-Actually, Dad,
I was kind of hopin'
we could get back too.
I have some errands
I wanted to run in town.
You know, I was thinking
that maybe Lee...
Aileen, you might
want come with me?
-Okay. All right.
[boat engine whirring]
[tense music]
[seagulls squawking]
Watch your step, Dad.
[church bell rings]
[Jennifer] Lee!
Hey, Lee, wait up.
-You didn't have to do that.
I can handle myself.
-Yeah, I know you can.
But listen, we gotta start
looking out for each other.
Especially if you're gonna be
a part of this family.
Come on.
[tense music continues]
-That looks
utterly sublime on you.
-Oh, thank you, Courtney.
I love it.
-It's perfect.
Your fianc will fall
head over heels
when he sees you in this dress.
-We're not engaged.
-Not yet. [chuckles]
[Jennifer chuckles]
-I love it.
Let's wrap it up.
-Lee, um, you know
I wanted to buy this dress.
-Oh, yeah. So, buy.
Maybe we'll get
a two-for-one discount.
I always dreamed of having
my own Christian Dy-er.
-You mean Christian Dior?
How about I go find something
that might be
a better fit for you?
-Excuse me?
It fits me just fine.
Well, why don't you go change
and I'll take this up front...
- "Take it up to the front?"
What? You think
I'm gonna steal it?
-Of course not.
I wasn't suggesting anything...
Yeah, maybe your mouth
wasn't suggesting it,
but the look on your face
sure as hell was.
-Okay. Um, you know what?
It's okay.
I don't need to actually
buy anything today.
I'm just gonna come back
another time.
I am so sorry, Courtney.
-Don't you dare
apologize for me.
What, you think I'm not
good enough to shop here?
Because I don't dress right?
'Cause I don't look down my nose
at other people
like all of you and your
goddamn Christian Dee-yore?
-Ma'am, I'm gonna
have to ask you to leave.
-Oh, yeah. Toss the trash
out on the sidewalk.
Yeah, y'all think
you're all high and mighty,
but let me remind you
of somethin.'
I'm married to a very rich man.
And you work in a fucking shop.
So, while you're sellin'
your 300-dollar dresses
to these sunburned
old skeletons,
why don't you do me
a big fat favor
and go shove it up your ass!
- [loud thud]
[Jennifer] Lee! [gasps]
I am so sorry.
I'll be right back, and I will...
I'll pay for everything.
I promise. I'm sorry.
Lee! Lee, stop!
What is wrong with you?
-You took me
to this place on purpose.
You set me up.
-I what?
I'm trying to help you.
-Help me?
Yeah, you can put on your little
innocent act in front of Lewis,
but I know what you're up to.
Now you're just like all of 'em,
just a spoiled,
stuck-up little bitch
who thinks
your shit don't stink.
-You know what?
Fuck you, Lee!
-Yeah? Well, fuck you too!
You and all the rest of 'em.
I don't need no one.
[Keith breathing heavily]
Lee, ugh. Whatever.
[Keith breathing heavily]
[engine revving]
[crickets chirping]
[fan whirs rhythmically]
[suspenseful music]
[crickets chirping]
[door slides open]
[door slides open]
[door lock clicks]
[paper rustling]
[draw opens]
[draw slides close]
[door closes]
[draw slides open]
[door opens]
[gasps] Aileen!
What are you doing?
-Your father doesn't like
anyone snoopin' in his office.
[elevator pings]
Good morning, Miss Fell.
-[sighs] Well, check 237
is definitely missing.
-Well, that's criminal,
isn't it?
-Unfortunately, no.
Immoral, maybe,
but perfectly legal.
-How could she cash a check
without having the approve...?
-Aileen came into the office
about a week ago.
She requested a signature card.
She made herself
an authorized signer
on all his personal accounts.
-Well then,
I want her taken off.
-Not that simple, Jenny.
-Why not?
I'm his sole beneficiary.
My mother made sure
to give me power...
-Not anymore.
Aileen had you removed.
-She what?
-I'm sorry, Jennifer.
But she specifically
instructed me not to tell you.
-You work for my family, Victor.
God, for years,
we have trusted...
-It's complicated.
As his legal wife,
she does have certain rights.
And I'm not legally or ethically
allowed to even...
-This woman has no ethics.
-Believe me. I know.
A little side project
I've been workin' on.
[suspenseful music]
-Jesus Christ.
Please tell me that you've
told my father about this.
-No, and you can't
tell him a thing.
Not yet.
Not until I'm certain
that I have enough evidence.
-This isn't enough evidence?
She's a convicted criminal,
for Christ's sake.
-She hasn't committed a crime
against anyone in your family.
Not that we know of.
-I'm calling the police.
-Let me handle it.
I don't want your hands
or your father's
anywhere near this.
Let me clean it up for you.
And off the books.
This is a duplicate
of everything I have on her.
I want you to have it.
For safekeeping.
[Keith breathing heavily]
[tires squeak]
Any sign of trouble,
you know what to do.
All right.
[Keith breathing deeply]
[security lock beeps]
[gate clicks open]
[Aileen] Lewis is at his
weekly yacht club meeting.
I don't when he'll be back.
-No, I didn't come to see Lewis.
I came to see you.
[case clicks open]
So how are you adjusting
to life here in DeLand?
-It's taken some
gettin' used to,
but... I like it just fine.
-I can imagine
it's quite different
from your home back in
Rochester, Michigan.
-What the hell are you doin'?
You been checkin' up on me?
-I prefer to call it
doing my due diligence
on behalf of my clients.
Anything in those records
you'd care to dispute?
-Get the fuck out of my house.
-So you agree,
we have a situation?
-No, you're the one
with the situation.
Get your ass outta here
before I call the cops.
-Oh, be my guest.
The sheriff and I,
we play golf every Sunday.
-Go to hell, man.
[telephone clicking]
What the hell is this?
-Well, it looks like
10,000 dollars
in cold hard cash to me.
Feel free to count it yourself.
-You want to give
all this money to me?
-If you leave town.
Forget all about Lewis Fell
and his daughter.
I'll take care
of the divorce papers,
the annulment.
And you walk outta here
with this briefcase
and disappear...
[bangs table]
-You think you can buy me off
and run me out of town
for a measly 10 grand?
Yeah, fuck you!
My husband is worth millions
and so am I.
-You? You're worth nothing!
You are nothing.
You're just a little,
little grifting, conniving,
low-life whore.
- [briefcase bangs]
- [Victor grunts in pain]
[Aileen groans]
[bangs on desk]
[desk cabinet opens]
[Aileen screams]
- [gunshot]
- [shell ricochets to floor]
- [Aileen grunts]
- [Victor chokes]
[Aileen grunts]
[body thuds]
[Aileen sobs]
-Oh, God, oh, God.
[exhales deeply]
-[pants] Holy shit!
Dad?! [panting]
What the fuck
did you do to him, you bitch?
- [gunshot]
- [Grady groans]
Fuck! You shot me in the dick,
you bitch!
I'm gonna kill you!
I will kill you!
- [gunshot]
- [Grady groans in pain]
-[Older Aileen] [voice-over]
male chauvinist motherfuckers.
Like father, like son.
As far as I'm concerned,
they got what they deserved.
[Peter] Pardon me
if I seem incredulous,
but a good portion of
what you told me doesn't add up.
Are you claiming
that you're responsible
for the murders
of these other two men?
-Let's just say that I had to
take out the trash that night
and make it disappear.
[upbeat music]
[water bloops]
[doorbell rings]
[door creaks open]
[seagulls squawking]
[door creaks shut]
-[screams] No!
No! [gasping]
[upbeat music continues]
[door squeaks]
[low conversation on TV]
[televangelist] You feel it.
You have to, uh,
make an observation.
[Keith grunts]
I'll get blamed
if we're late for supper.
- [toilet flushes]
- [televangelist] And I...
I thought of that, and I...
I don't know
what made me think of...
- [oxygen wheel squeaks]
- [Keith breathes heavily]
-What the fuck? Keith?
-Hello, Lee.
-What the hell, man?
How did you find me?
-Would you look at you?
[breathing heavily]
My big sister
livin' a good life.
Fancy-schmancy husband.
Fancy-schmancy house.
[breathing heavily]
You got out, sis.
Just like you always said
you would.
-Yeah, I'm doin' okay.
What happened to you?
[Keith] Esophageal cancer.
All them years of smokin'
and chewin' and fornicatin'.
Comes a time we all gotta
face our day of reckonin'
for our sins.
[phlegmy cough]
[breathes heavily]
I'm givin' my life
over to Jesus.
I had an awakenin', Aileen.
And I want to share
what I've learned with you.
Because the Lord God is truth.
And the truth shall set ye free.
-I ain't do shit, man.
You got it all wrong.
-Little red dots on the porch...
Little red dots
all over the driveway.
I've seen them, Aileen.
I've seen everything.
-What do you want from me?
I don't got nothin' to give you.
-A dying man don't need much.
I just want to do everything
you'll get to do after I'm gone.
A chance to see a world
he never showed us.
After everything
he stole from us!
-Okay, so just stop it! Stop!
-You remember
all those nights, huh?
What he taught us,
what he made us do to ourselves,
to each other?
You promised
you'd never leave me.
You said you'd always hold me.
You've found paradise!
- [screams] Stop it! Stop it!
Just stop it!
- No!
-[screams] Stop!
-[Keith gasps]
[muffled groans]
-Stop it!
I hate you! I hate you!
I hate...
-[muffled groans]
[older Aileen] [voice-over]
When a dog's dyin',
we don't let 'em suffer.
We show 'em some mercy.
And come totally before
the throne of God Almighty.
[older Aileen] [voice-over]
Always wondered why
it's considered a sin
to do the same for people.
continues talking]
- have cause in the air,
and they have done a pouring
from under
our commander, the God.
Now, I wanna point out
that when the preacher
switched regions,
and when the preacher
stopped followin' people,
the people that don't...
Now, that's exactly what
you're seeing in this country.
You've had the Bible...
- Oooh love hurts
-All of this is
very interesting, Aileen.
But our reports say that
your brother died in Michigan
from his cancer.
Not in a Florida motel room
from asphyxia,
much less a bullet wound
to the head.
-I don't give a shit
what your goddamn reports say.
I'm tellin' you the way
it really went down.
Now, they don't want you
to know the truth
because it wouldn't fit
with their agenda.
They've gotten in here
and infected us, okay?
Now, are they in control,
or am I?
'Cause I ain't
no Calamity Jane, man.
I ain't in the business
of tellin' tall tales and jazz.
Now do you wanna hear
the rest of this or not?
-You don't have much time,
[clock ticks]
And if you want to spend it
this way, go right ahead.
-Then buckle up, buttercup.
'Cause this is where
it really gets good.
[funky music]
[papers rustling]
[bottle thuds to floor]
[Older Aileen] [voice-over]
Come to find out,
I was the one gettin'
paid off by Keith,
not the other way around.
Seems he'd made me
the sole beneficiary
of some fly-by-night
life insurance policy.
Ten G's. Not too shabby.
[car approaching]
[car engine stops]
[car door squeaks]
[car door closes]
[Older Aileen] [voice-over]
I didn't want to kill Keith.
But like the others,
he had it comin'.
You don't jab a rattlesnake
with a stick
and expect it ain't
gonna bite you back.
I just had a bit of
housekeepin' to take care of,
then I'd be home-free.
Girl's gotta do
what a girl's gotta do.
[gentle music]
[thunder rumbles]
[suspenseful music]
[Jennifer] Your father
was onto something.
Something big.
Aileen didn't come to DeLand
looking to marry
a rich older man.
She came here looking
for someone else.
[thunder rumbles]
[Aileen] I'd like to close
these accounts, please.
-All of them?
-I believe I said all of them.
- [cracking thunder]
- [heavy rain patters]
-How y'all doin' tonight, folks?
I saved you the best seat
in the house.
[song playing in background]
Weatherman says we're in
for a real storm tonight.
Rain tears through this little
valley like a son-of-a-gun.
What can I get your kids
started with?
You're a lot younger
than I expected.
-What do you mean by that, dear?
-Your name is Diane.
[Diane] Yeah.
-Diane Pittman?
-I, um, believe
you have me mistaken
for someone else.
My last name is Spool.
I'll be back when you've had
a chance to look at the menus.
-I know where your daughter is.
Your daughter is Aileen.
- [thunder rumbles]
- [heavy rain pouring]
[Diane] How the hell
in the world did you find me?
I haven't gone by Pittman
in over 20 years.
-We didn't. My father did.
And now, he and my brother
are missing.
[Diane] I don't know
what I can do for you.
I married at 14.
Aileen, "Little Lee,"
as I used to call her,
never met her real daddy.
He was a very violent man.
He was put away for crimes
against children.
He ended up hangin' himself
in his prison cell.
I didn't have the means
to care for two children.
So I thought it would be better
if I left them
in the care of my parents.
-Yeah, she told me
all about her grandparents.
How-how they abused her,
violated her.
Heck, they put her
out on the street
when she was just 12 years old.
-She is a liar,
and a very dangerous liar.
She does not have a conscience
like other people.
Like her daddy,
she lives in a constant state
of paranoid delusion.
[approaching footsteps]
She manipulates, she controls,
she takes whatever she wants.
And once she is done with you.
She kills.
[loud crack of thunder]
[suspenseful music]
[thunder rumbles]
[door bangs shut]
[thunder rumbles]
[suspenseful music]
[rumbling thunder]
[steady footsteps]
-Aileen, it's time
we have a talk.
-About what, baby?
-About everything.
About who you are.
And what you've done.
-You're not
thinkin' clear, baby.
It was Jennifer.
She's been tellin' you
more lies about me.
She's trying to make it seem
like I'm the one...
Stop it. Aileen!
You stop it right now!
I want you
to explain this to me.
Explain what you've done.
[loud clatter]
The bank called me an hour ago.
They told me you took it all.
Every last cent.
-I don't know
what you're talking about.
You've got it all wrong.
-Jennifer told me
what you were up to.
What Victor already figured out.
So we went to the bank
this morning, and...
we moved the money
to other accounts.
What you stole,
it's only a drop in the bucket
compared to what
I'm really worth.
Do you think I'm...
just some tired, feeble old fool
who doesn't see what's
happening under his own roof?
-Baby, don't you see?
Jennifer hates me
for comin' into your life.
For bein' the woman
that took you away from her.
-No woman will ever
take me away from my daughter.
I know what you did.
Now I know who and what you are.
And I'm calling the police.
[telephone clicks]
[telephone clanks]
-You had your chance
with me, Lewis.
I gave you my youth,
my looks, my body.
But everything comes
with a price.
And now you gotta pay.
-You get out of my way.
[dramatic music]
-Where you goin', baby?
-I want you out of my home!
I want you out of my life!
-Aw, just when we were having
so much fun.
[Aileen grunts]
[Lewis groans]
[Lewis panting with effort]
[Lewis grunts]
[Aileen grunts]
[Lewis screams]
[Lewis groans]
- [resounding thwacks with cane]
- [Lewis groans]
-That's the spot
where Lewis Fell.
- [loud peals of thunder]
- [heavy downpour]
[suspenseful music]
-That gate's not working.
-Looks like the power's out.
-We're gonna
have to make a run for it.
- Okay.
- Come on.
[dramatic music]
-Dad? Dad, are you home?
[clicks the light switch]
-The storm could have
knocked out the power lines.
I'll try the fuse box.
- [booms of thunder]
- [sharp footsteps]
[Jennifer] [cries] No.
Daddy, no, no, no!
Please, Daddy, no, no, no, no!
Daddy, please, please! Daddy!
Mitch! Mitch, help me.
Daddy, please.
- Oh, my God.
-Where do you think
you're taking my husband?
-You fucking bitch!
What did you do to him?
-What did I do?
I think the question
the police are gonna ask is,
"What did you do?"
-No. They'll never believe you.
I-I have evidence.
Evidence that proves
who you really are.
-Oh, yeah?
You mean that little file
Victor put together on me?
Yeah, I took care of it already.
Took care of him...
and your rapist
pig of a brother too.
- Fuck you!
- [Aileen groans]
[loud thunderclap]
[Jennifer] Here, help me.
Help me. We gotta get him up.
[Mitch] One,
- [Lewis grunts]
- [Jennifer] Let's go.
- [Mitch] Okay, come on.
Let's go. Come on.
- [Jennifer] You got it.
- [Lewis groans]
- Watch your step.
-[Jennifer] Be careful.
You'll be okay, Lewis.
We're gonna get you out of here.
All right, come on.
Just a little bit farther.
-[Jennifer] Hang on, Dad.
Please hang on.
- [Mitch] This way.
- Get him to the hospital.
I'll deal with Aileen.
- No!
I am not leaving here
without you.
-Goddammit, Mitch!
Get him outta here!
Just go! Now!
[dramatic music]
[sharp clap of thunder]
[loud crack of thunder]
[Jennifer gasps]
[glass shatters]
[door squeaks]
[heavy downpour]
[sharp clap of thunder]
[mysterious music]
-[screams] Ahhh!
[Aileen screams]
[water splashing]
[Aileen gasps]
[Aileen panting]
-I can't swim.
-Take my hand.
Lee, here.
[Aileen] I can't.
[Aileen panting and gasps]
[Jennifer screams]
[Aileen panting]
[Jennifer gasps]
[Jennifer squealing]
[Aileen gasps]
[Jennifer gasping]
[splashing desperately]
[Jennifer gasping]
[short blasts of thunder]
[claps of thunder]
-[shouts] Aileen!
[flashing thunderbolt]
I see you, Aileen.
It's over.
There's no way out!
-I coulda been like you!
You're no better than me
just 'cause you were
born into money!
You know,
I coulda been someone too!
I have nothin'! I am nothin'!
-It's over, Aileen.
[Jennifer] Oh, God, please.
-You're just as stupid as a man.
[cane clanks]
- [boom goes "Whoosh"]
- [Jennifer groans]
[Aileen gasps]
[Aileen screams]
-Oh, Dad. Thank God.
[Jennifer panting]
[Jennifer panting]
[Lewis] She's gone now, my dear.
Aileen's gone.
[Older Aileen] [voice-over]
So... that's how it ended
for Mrs. Lewis Fell the Second.
She even got a burial at sea,
which I thought was kinda cool.
In actuality,
I washed up somewhere
off the St. Johns River.
Guess I was lucky
the gators didn't find me
before some old fisherman did.
Keith's life insurance money
kept me going for a spell.
But it didn't last long.
[car brakes squeaking]
Before I knew it, I was back
to my old tricks again.
[car door squeaks]
-[scoffs] Remember me?
It's payback time, bitch.
[Aileen groans]
[Older Aileen] [voice-over]
Doctors never could
put my teeth back right.
Whatever. I like my smile.
I think it gives me character.
-I'm not doubting that
you were married to Mr. Fell
for a short period of time.
But as for the rest
of your story...
-You mean to tell me
that after all that,
you still don't
fuckin' believe me?
-I don't know, Aileen. Should I?
[bangs table]
-Well, maybe you should just
figure it out then, huh?
Peter? A raped woman
got executed
and used for books
and movies and shit.
Embellish and stretch the truth,
'cause that's what they all do.
That's what fuckin' sells!
They sabotaged my ass!
- [Cop] Time's up here.
-Society, the cops, the system!
Well, fuck you all!
Fuck 'em all!
- [Cop] A 10-9 in the dayroom.
Back-up needed.
- [Older Aileen grunts]
I'm sailin' with the rock,
and I'll be back,
like Independence Day,
but with Jesus!
[table crashes]
[Cop] Calm the fuck down!
[Older Aileen]
I'll be back on June 6th,
just like the fuckin' movie!
- [Cop] Come on.
[Older Aileen]
Big motherfucking ship and all!
- [Cop] Aileen!
- Thanks, society...
For railroadin' my ass.
- [Cop] Back up! Back up!
- I'll be back, goddammit.
- [Cop] Where is the...
That back-up?
- [Older Aileen] I'll be back!
[camera shutter clicks]
[soft music]
["Love Hurts" by Nazareth
- Love hurts, love scars
Love wounds and marks
Any heart
Not tough
Or strong enough
To take a lot of pain
Take a lot of pain
Love is like a cloud
Holds a lot of rain
Love hurts
Ooh ooh love hurts
I'm young, I know
But even so
I know a thing or two
That I learned
I learned them all from you
I really learned a lot
Really learned a lot
Love is like a flame
It burns you when it's hot
Love hurts
Ooh ooh love hurts
Some fools
think of happiness
Some fools fool
Themselves I guess
But they're not foolin' me
I know it isn't true
I know it isn't true
Love is just a lie
Made to make you blue
Love hurts
Ooh ooh love hurts
Ooh ooh love hurts
I know it isn't true
I know it isn't true
Love is just a lie
Made to make you blue
Love hurts
Ooh ooh love hurts
Ooh ooh love hurts
Ooh ooh love hurts
[upbeat music playing]
[music fades out]