American Dresser (2018) Movie Script

soundtrack playing]
In the name of the Father and the
Son and the Holy Spirit, amen.
And I heard a voice of heaven
saying, "Happy are the dead
who die in union with the Lord,
from this time onward."
"Yes," says the spirit,
"let them rest,
for their labors,
the things they did,
go right with them forever."
In the name of the Father, the
Son, and the Holy Spirit, amen.
- God bless you.
- Thank you.
Oh, my God.
Oh, thanks
for coming, huh?
- Thank you.
- [woman] Hi, John.
I'm Mary,
Charlie's girlfriend.
Good to meet you.
I'm so sorry about
your wife Sandra.
Charlie told me
so much about her
and what a wonderful
woman she was.
She was, yeah.
Thank you.
Is he gonna be OK?
Yeah, but he's pretty
banged up, I gotta tell ya.
The motorcycle accident
really did a number on him.
But the good news is his
surgery is next week.
What is most concerning
is his left leg.
But I'm optimistic that if he
responds positively to surgery,
he'll be able
to keep it.
Stay strong, brother.
You too, Charlie.
You too.
I'll be seeing you soon.
I promise.
[car door closes]
[bottles rattling]
[John] Drinks on me!
That's it.
- What?
- That's it.
- What?
- No more, John.
Oh, no, no, no, no,
no, no, unh-unh.
The bar is closed.
No! I want one
for the road!
- You're not driving home.
- You watch me.
- Oh, yeah? Hah.
- Yeah!
Thanks for calling me.
Come on, what is this?
You call my daughter,
I have empathy for you
losing your wife,
but don't be
a jackass.
Come on, let's get you home.
I don't wanna
go home.
- Dad, come on.
- [John muttering]
Come on, Dad.
Richard's waiting for me.
Let's go, we gotta go.
Watch out.
This way. Dad.
Hey, hey, hey, hey.
Where do you think you're going?
- Out.
- I asked you where.
And what time
you coming home?
You fucking kidding me?
I'm the parent,
not you.
You think you're
acting like the parent?
Maybe you should try
putting the bottle down.
Deal with him, Kate.
[door closes]
[music box playing]
What's it say?
Gimme that.
Give me that!
Any other secrets,
Let me explain.
Haven't you done
I promise, I just
found out about this.
I only read the letter
last night!
How could you do that
to Mom?
And us?
It's your job to hold
this family together.
I will.
I will.
[throttle clicking]
[knock on door]
Hey! [chuckles]
Well, look at you
standing up,
standing tall, standing
proud, Master Sergeant.
You, uh... sober
enough to talk?
Now, you've been here
two seconds
and already you're
busting my balls.
Come on!
What's going on?
I'm getting married.
Wha... Wait.
It couldn't be
to that Mary.
She's way too smart
for that.
I know it's crazy,
Me getting married.
Even crazier, someone
wanting to marry me.
I see you got
the bike out.
Well, I thought she
needed some attention.
I wanted to take a ride,
it's been way too long.
Where are you headed?
East toward Montauk,
or the North Shore?
The great northwest,
Master Sergeant.
I'll come with ya.
I... um...
I really think I need
to do this one alone.
Hey, you just got out of
the wheelchair, come on.
No, you're right.
I ain't thinkin' straight with
this medication they got me on.
And I need a damn walking
stick to get around.
Who needs that shit,
You pullin' that reverse
psychology on me?
It was worth a shot.
[both chuckle]
When you heading out?
I think next Friday.
All right...
And, uh...
keep the chrome up on
this rusty motherfucker.
- [chuckles]
- I promise.
[door closes]
I hope this ride is
everything you want it to be.
And if you see my father,
tell him to come home
in one piece.
We miss him.
I know.
I know you had
your reasons why
you didn't want to
tell me about it.
[motorcycle engine idling]
[engine stops]
You gotta take me
with you.
Now, how did you know
I was here?
Where else were you gonna
start this journey from?
I told you I wanted
to do this trip alone.
The operation
didn't work.
They're gonna amputate my
leg from the knee down.
It's the last chance I have to
take the ride of a lifetime.
Keep up.
Son of a bitch.
[starts engine]
[indistinct conversation]
Why do I need
to know that?
I don't know, why do you
think they do it?
We need a room for a night.
Be $89.45, and will you be leaving
a credit card for incidentals?
You got half of this.
I'm just tagging along.
No, you're
a self-invited guest.
How much would you pay
if I wasn't here?
[John] Quit being a piker
and put in some money.
It's not like you got two
rooms, it's a single room.
- With two beds.
- I certainly hope so.
I have a phone to attend to, can
we get this show on the road?
[phone ringing]
What if I get two rooms
and you have to pay
for yours?
What about that?
Half it is.
[crowd laughing on television]
[Charlie] I cannot believe
I'm watching this shit.
[Sandra] Next month,
we'll be married for 30 years.
Thirty years?
Are you sure?
Oh, come on.
So be honest,
you sick of me yet?
Oh, no way, babe.
Do I still look
good to you?
Are you kidding? Look at you.
I mean, come on.
That's a good answer.
How long has it been since
we've been on a trip together?
Just us, not kids.
Uh, 12 years,
3 months, 2 weeks...
What time is it?
What do you got there?
We need to do that.
What I was thinking
is we get away for
a couple of weeks
and we go
wherever you want.
It could be Italy,
France, Mexico.
- [telephone rings]
- [John groans]
- Yes.
- You requested a 7 a.m. wakeup call.
Thank you, you little bastard.
- Son of a bitch!
- What?
[John] Engine cut out on me,
I had to coast in.
- [Charlie] What do you think?
- [John] I don't know.
[John] We'll have to find some
local mechanic around here.
You need a hand?
No, thanks.
You two heading west?
- Why?
- Yeah, we are. You?
Maybe. Wanna get
your bike running or what?
You have a bike?
You let strangers
touch your bike?
Neither do I.
Come on.
[John] Shit!
[country music playing]
Let me tell ya
what I'm gonna do.
- Hold onto that for me.
- OK.
- Hey!
- You got something you wanna fuckin' say?
When you make an ass of yourself,
you should apologize right away.
Is that right,
shit on a stick?
We got something around
here called redneck pride.
You know, I've had about
enough of you, inbreed.
Oh, yeah? You wanna fucking
get hurt real bad, don't ya?
Everybody calm down.
We're from out of town
and we don't want no trouble, OK?
What's your name?
- Earl.
- Earl.
My name is Earl.
Earl. Great fuckin' name.
Let me buy you guys
a round of beers, all right?
Why don't you buy beers for
everybody in this fuckin' bar?
You got it.
Beers for everybody
in the bar!
[patrons cheer]
Bartender, a round of beers
for everyone in here, on me.
- Everybody?
- Yeah, yeah, yeah.
And if by chance you happen
to know of a local garage
that maybe could take a look at my
motorcycle, that would be nice, too.
I don't off-hand, but I'll
find someone that does.
Great, thanks.
What the fuck
are you doing?
You're not gonna buy beer for
everybody in this place.
I'm trying to defuse the
situation here, Charlie.
- Really?
- I don't want anybody holding up my trip.
Hey, this guy wants to buy
everybody whisky shots now.
Whisky shots on top
of the beers for everybody,
on him!
No, I've ordered
a round of beers.
I'm not buying
anything else.
Listen, old man, before you
and your gimp get fucked up,
I suggest you get the whisky!
What did you say?
I said buy
the fuckin' whisky.
[man] I got your shot
right here.
Who the fuck is this guy?
[knife clicks]
[patrons shouting]
Come on, big guy.
That's all you got?
That's enough!
Everybody get out
of my bar now!
[panicked murmuring]
You move it, before I
shoot you in the good leg!
Ah, shit,
my bike's not running!
It runs.
I'm not much of a listener.
Now, we have to get
rid of this guy, right?
Where are you going?
We've never really met.
My name's John.
That's Charlie inside.
Willie. So, what you
doin', Willie?
Thought maybe I'd tag along
for a couple of miles.
A couple of miles?
Yeah, sure, why not?
So, you got money
for a room?
I have money.
- 'Cause if you don't...
- I said I have money.
I just choose to spend it
on living, not sleeping.
Aww, come on, why don't
you just stay with us?
We got plenty of room. I'll call
the front desk, get you a cot.
Besides, we owe ya, for
helping us out in that bar
and fixing my bike.
You could save your money
for living.
[muffled shouting]
Make yourself at home...
Uh, I better take this.
[door opens]
You might find it pretty hard
to shift with a broken foot.
[waitress] Have you fellas
decided yet?
Uh... I think, maybe...
For God in heaven's sake,
will you make up your mind?
OK, OK, the T-bone steak,
medium, with a baked potato!
I'm not sure yet.
What the...? Oh,
for crying out loud.
Well, my name is Bev. Give me
a holler when you're ready.
You know, I can't
remember the last time
I rode so many miles
in one day.
Not that I'm complaining.
[Charlie] Why did you ask this
stranger to tag along with us?
I'm not sure,
ask me tomorrow.
This is not a joke.
Look, I know his type.
He's like a stray dog.
You keep feeding him
and he never leaves.
Or worse, you stop feeding
him and he attacks you.
Yeah, yeah, yeah,
- [John] But there's one thing I am sure of.
- [Charlie] What's that?
He sure quickly
made you forget
that you hadn't ridden
your bike in a long time.
We ain't waitin'
a second for this guy.
He ain't around,
he gets left.
Probably still got that
redhead still bent over.
Unless her husband
came home and shot him.
[both laughing]
Come on!
Give me a minute.
Thanks for sharing.
Ohio, the Buckeye State.
I haven't seen a buckeye yet.
[Charlie] You remember back
in Sheboygan?
The truckers all stopped
at the diner
Just to see Mary
The food was good
but the food was secondary
- You are bad.
- There are two reasons why she is better
And they're both big ones
under her sweater
She's so sweet that
her engine overheats
[John laughing]
And I drink
ten cups of coffee
I can't believe my eyes
Ten cups of coffee
Their size would hypnotize
That 46-26-36
I shake my head and say
I wanna eat there every day
- [chuckles]
- [waitress] You are bad!
[John laughing]
Now, let me guess.
Cream with three sugars.
No sugar, a little milk.
I'll be damn.
Shit, I'm good.
[Charlie and waitress laugh]
- [waitress] Ten cups of coffee
- Don't hurt nobody.
[Charlie] You sure we can
trust him up there alone?
Don't worry about it,
he's fine.
I got all my stuff
back there.
You complain
all the time.
Thanks for your support.
Just concentrate
on the fishing.
I can fish
with my eyes closed.
It's what I do.
It's not your eyes
I'm worried about.
Goddamn it, I told you
I'd catch the dinner.
You don't remember when
we rode out to Lake George
back in '87 and I caught
that five-pound bass
in the first five minutes
we was there?
Five-pound bass,
my ass.
The only thing
you caught
was a five-pound buzz
after all those beers.
- [chuckles]
- Remember?
you're going out
to Oregon
because of a letter?
How did you know
about it?
I saw you reading it when
you thought I was sleeping.
I figured that letter was
the reason for this trip.
I just found out.
Oh... Hey!
You son of a bitch!
Bring him home,
- Come on, you son of a...
- Get him, get him!
[Charlie] What the fuck
you doing?
- [Charlie] Get off!
- [John] Get him!
When did you start riding?
My grandfather
loved motorcycles.
He raised me
after my parents died.
They were killed by a drunk
driver on New Year's Eve.
Years later, he told me it was my
mother who was the drunk driver.
She was an alcoholic
her whole life.
She always said
she could control it.
I guess not.
He was the only family
I ever had.
Right before he died,
he said to me...
"Sonny boy...
act like a man of thought
and think like a man of action."
Knowing him, he probably read
that in a fortune cookie.
[Charlie] My fortune cookie says, shut
the fuck up so I can get some sleep!
Listen, uh....
I was thinkin'...
Mary's cousin doesn't
live too far from here.
Thought maybe we could
stop by there real quick.
I told you I wanted
to do this ride alone.
Now you want me to go
to Mary's cousin?
Look, her husband died six
months back from a heart attack.
She's the only family
that Mary's got left.
I mean, she's like
a sister to her.
This better not be
some long detour.
It's on the way!
We're gonna go now and
we're not gonna stay long.
Wake up Willie,
would ya?
He's not going!
We don't know him!
Hey, you be careful
what you do around her.
So I can't smoke a joint
at the dinner table?
What the fuck is
funny about that?
I'll do my best.
I think that's what
he's worried about.
[knock on door]
- [woman] Hey! There you are!
- [Charlie] Hey, how are you?
- [Charlie laughing]
- [woman] It's been too long.
- So good to see you.
- Oh, you, too.
Vera, this is John.
I've heard so much
about you, John.
So good to finally
meet you.
And who's this?
This is Willie.
Oh, hi, Willie.
Oh, I wasn't
expecting three.
But I cook
way too much food,
so I hope you guys
are hungry.
- Oh, yeah.
- Well, come on in.
[John] This is the best meal
I've had in a real long time.
Everything absolutely delicious.
Oh, thank you.
Ah, I don't know...
I've had better.
- Oh! Thanks a lot, Charlie.
- [chuckles]
Very funny.
Mary called earlier, she wanted
to make sure you got in OK,
so she wants you
to call her after dinner.
I'm halfway around the country,
and she's hunting me down.
Yeah, you know how they are.
Well, I'm gonna clean up.
Let me help you.
That's the least I can do.
Oh, sure, thanks.
You have everything?
Yeah, I'm great,
OK, I'm gonna go
outside for a bit.
The phone's right over there
on the coffee table.
I'm gonna take what's-his-face
out for a beer.
Is that OK
with you?
Sure, that's fine,
but do me a favor.
Take my car,
it's safer at night.
OK. Do you know
anyplace around here?
Uh, yeah, the inn
right off the highway.
You just make a right
out of the driveway.
It's right on your left,
you can't miss it.
Have fun.
Um... Can I use
your bathroom?
Yeah, of course. You
know where it is, right?
- Down the hall?
- Mm-hmm.
Hey, Mr. Cool.
Let's go talk.
Oh. There you are,
I thought you got lost.
Oh, no, no, it's all good.
[rock music playing]
I got it.
What'll it be, boys?
I'll have a beer.
Me too.
And a shot of whisky.
Don't go too far with that.
Well, this is
a great conversation.
Let's get one goddamn
thing straight right now.
John asked you along
on this trip, not me.
Guess you think
I should thank you
for taking care
of that redneck.
I didn't need your
help, you hear me?
- Mm-hmm.
- I've been taking care of myself my whole life.
You know
nothing about me.
But I know
all about you.
Your bullshit may
work on other people,
but you're
transparent to me.
I didn't care about
nobody but myself.
Just like you.
The women,
the drugs, the booze.
And the running
from the law.
People who have
a lot to hide
realize the value of
keeping their mouth shut.
[Vera] So you're really riding all
the way to the West Coast and back?
[John] That's the plan.
I always wanted to ride
on a motorcycle.
I like the way they
look and everything.
But... just never had
the chance to.
Hey, my wife never
rode on it with me.
- Really?
- No.
Come to think of it,
nobody's ever ridden
on the back of my bike.
[John] When you ride,
it's the open road out there,
and everything just
washes over you, you know?
- [Vera] Wow.
- [John] Like a wave of freedom.
[Vera] That's nice.
My man.
Oh, where did
you two go?
He took me for coffee.
He's a good man.
Thanks for having us.
You know, you've always been
Mary's favorite cousin.
I'm her only cousin,
You know you're
welcome anytime.
Treat Mary right.
You know I will.
You're a great cook.
Thank you.
It was my pleasure.
Thank you, Vera.
For dinner...
for listening,
Well, you weren't
kidding about riding.
When the wind's blowing
in your face,
you can't help but smile.
It's very liberating.
I wouldn't lie to ya.
So, when, uh...
I go visit Mary and Charlie,
maybe we can go to dinner
and talk some more?
That's a deal.
That's a date.
OK. [chuckles]
Get a room.
Be safe.
[engines starting]
I got something
you guys may like.
Find something that we all wanna hear,
none of that bubble gum bullshit.
[Willie] This may be broke.
[Charlie] I thought you had
the Midas touch.
[Willie, chuckling] I do.
Oh, bullshit.
I don't think
this thing works.
[Charlie] That's 'cause
you're fuckin' it up.
[chuckles] Midas touch.
[tires screech, horn honks]
[man] I'm walkin' here,
fuck face!
Do you want
some pie?
Little early for pie.
[waitress] Ah, never
too early for pie.
It depends, madam, on what kind
of pie you're talking about.
[man] I'll have a coffee
and three sugars if I may.
[clears throat]
- What is that, 65?
- [waitress] Close enough.
You don't need the lint.
I'll keep the lint for later.
There's an extra
nickel to grow on.
Oh, thank you. Gotta start
building a kingdom somehow, right?
Is this person gone?
Yes. Yes, he is.
You serve bacon?
Yes, we do.
Pigs cry.
That's why they
put them in a blanket.
Oh, an attempt
at wit.
All the way out here,
I'll be goddamned.
Can I get you boys
anything else?
[Charlie] Just the check,
Does this thing work?
[waitress] When it wants to,
just like everything else
around here.
Need a hand?
Oh, thank you for stopping.
I'm tired.
A raccoon or some
goddamn possum
ran right in front of me,
and when I cut my wheel
to avoid crushing her head,
my tire blew.
And then, like an asshole,
I tried to change it myself.
That's a young man's game.
Yeah, I agree.
Oh, me too.
You gonna take it on?
Be my guest.
[lug wrench clangs]
Come here,
I'll show ya something.
Well, gents,
welcome to my home.
Rode a Scout 101...
And I rode
the Wall of Death.
[Charlie and John] Ohh!
What brought you
out here?
Well, I fought in Korea,
and after that, I felt
I needed a lot more space.
So I got on my bike
and headed out west.
I was married to a girl who was
crazier than a shit-house rat.
Even though she's not
with me anymore,
I loved her every day
that we were together.
So I hit the road and I've
been on it ever since.
- You like that?
- Yeah, that's cool.
A Native American
sold it to me.
He told me it would
give me true inner peace.
And you know, I thought
that was a line of shit,
so, uh... but since I got it,
I do truly feel inner peace.
Is that the bike
that's in the photo?
Oh, yeah. I keep it back there
because I love the smell of it.
And it's reminiscent
of things past.
Motorcycles have come
a long, long way.
But there's one thing
that never changes.
What's that?
Women love men on bikes.
[men laughing]
[Willie] You're all good.
- Drop it in.
- [Willie] You got it.
The Michelin Man works
for the King of the Road.
[Charlie chuckles]
Hey, Mr. King of the Road,
I had way too much food,
and I figure
I'd probably just throw it out
or throw it up,
so... you want it?
Well, I'll eat it.
Is that all right?
- Yeah.
- Thank you.
Oh, one other thing.
I had an extra.
Thank you.
- You want some of this?
- Huh?
Oh, I haven't smoked
that shit since Woodstock.
You may be just
about ready then.
[gasps, coughs]
[Willie] Charlie can use
a hit of this.
[hoarsely] You may
have a point.
[Willie chuckles]
He gets pretty cranky,
that one.
- Sure does.
- He's calm now.
But you should have seen
him in the Nam, boy.
You guys were
in Vietnam?
You see any action?
[John] Yeah, enough.
This one time...
we went out on a...
And I remember
"Wow, what a wonderful
morning it is."
And then
in one split second,
our company
got ambushed.
Weapons fired on top
of one another.
When the smoke
it was just
me alone.
That area looked
like hell on Earth.
A few minutes later,
here comes Charlie...
walking out of the
treeline with a prisoner.
A young
NVA soldier.
It was just us. All lines
of communication down.
We know we got
to get out of there.
So, Charlie ties up
the soldier,
you know, so we can figure
out what we're gonna do.
But then the damn
gook starts screaming.
Only got two choices.
We leave him tied up and
try to get out of there
before all the zips
hear him screaming,
or... we waste him.
Now, we had had our share
of firefights before,
but this one
was different.
I didn't know if
I could cap him.
And Charlie
sensed that...
so he ordered me...
start humping back and he'd
catch up with me later.
I says, "No way, Master
Sergeant, no way!"
So we start arguing
back and forth
about me not wanting to
leave him there by himself.
And meanwhile the gook has
managed to untie himself
and he has this knife
he'd hidden on himself.
He's about to stick it
in my back,
and Charlie shoots him
in the head.
We walk over to see this
lifeless body bleeding out...
then we realized...
it's a woman.
And she was
But in some
strange way...
that bonded us
for life.
He's my best friend.
[Charlie singing Italian aria]
You see anything
out there?
Just a couple of
What the hell is
a jackalope?
Oh, you'll know when they sink
their big giant teeth into you.
And you know what
they go for?
I'll see you
in the morning.
Gonna head
inside quick.
[gulls calling]
[motorcycles revving]
Ooh, not what I expected.
Like what you see?
Can I get
some rolling papers?
You roll
your own cigarettes?
No, I don't.
I had a feeling.
Those your friends
out there?
Something like that.
What you doin' with them?
[Willie] Tagging along.
What's your name?
Hi, Summer.
I'm Willie.
What brings you in
this part of town?
My friends and I had a wedding
out in Vegas. Not mine.
- Oh.
- One of my friends, and we're heading back.
We're actually getting the house
ready for a party tonight.
I'm not sure if you and
your friends have the time,
but I'll give you the address
if you wanna come by.
Yeah, sounds good.
[Summer laughs]
[engines revving]
So where we off to next?
What do you say we knock off for the day,
Master Sergeant, we find someplace close by...
No, no, we're not gonna
slow down because of me.
We get up early
tomorrow morning.
We're not gonna slow down
on my account.
It's not that.
My back muscles are...
Oh, come on, you know
that's bullshit!
May I make
a suggestion?
[rock music playing]
[indistinct conversation,
[men chuckle]
You know...
I hate to give
the kid credit, but...
I know, I know,
who'd have thunk?
- Hey, fellas.
- Hello, ladies.
We're gonna borrow you
for a little while.
Yeah, get him
outta here.
L-Ladies, I'm OK,
We know you are.
We keep on shakin' it,
shakin', yeah, yeah
We got a lot to say
We're gonna take it...
[rock music playing]
[music muffled]
So how'd you learn
to ride like that?
My mom is a professor
at UCLA,
and my dad took off
when I was like six,
so I spent a lot
of time with my aunt,
who was a stuntwoman
at Warner Bros. Studio.
I would get to hang out with all
the actors every day on set.
And before I knew it,
I was
riding motorcycles
and working there myself.
She taught me
everything that I know.
She's 70 years old
and she's crazier than ever.
So where is your
boyfriend tonight?
He's downstairs.
I'm just kidding.
Guys are a little
taken back
by the whole
stuntwoman thing.
What about you?
Girlfriend, girlfriends?
Does it matter?
No, I don't have a
girlfriend, girlfriends.
Well, good, 'cause I don't
wanna have to kick you out.
Oh, yeah.
[water running]
Oh, shit.
Morning, Pinky Lee.
Have you seen John?
He's gotta be
around here somewhere.
You spray in there?
Enjoy the shower.
[Sandra] I know where
I wanna go.
I would like to get
on the back of your bike
and go all the way
to California.
What, why that?
Why? Because
it will be fun.
And I want to swim in the
Pacific Ocean with you.
Listen, we should
see America first
before we go and see
the rest of the world.
But you never wanted
to do that before.
I was just worried in case
anything happened to us
and the girls
were so little.
I don't want you
to worry.
You know, everything is
gonna be good for us.
You'll see.
I promise.
And I love you.
I love you.
- [giggles]
- [phone ringing]
[both groan]
[ringing continues]
Yes, this is she.
Tomorrow morning?
Yeah, sure.
Uh-huh, yeah.
No problem.
Thank you.
Who was that?
Dr. Stillman's office.
They're calling late.
Is everything OK?
Everything is fine.
Don't worry, you ain't
gettin' rid of me yet.
I hope not.
Are you ready to order? Would you
like to hear our specials, sir?
Ah... yes.
The specials.
[Charlie] Johnny.
- Johnny!
- [gasps]
I lost my balance
and fell in the pool.
Get Willie and tell him
to meet us up front.
All right.
Wh-where we
headed to next?
Bend, Oregon.
[gulls calling]
Just in case
you change your mind.
[engines start]
I'll check us in.
All right.
Fuck! Hey, if you're not
gonna fuckin' help,
get the fuck out
and get in the room.
Get the fuck out of the
car, you bitch, let's go!
Piece of shit.
What the fuck are you
looking at, old man, huh?
Why don't you mind
your own fuckin' business?
Get in the fuckin' room!
Dumb fuck.
[door closes]
- [gunshot]
- What?
Oh, shit.
[woman] Fuck you!
Don't you touch me again, ever!
Oh, shit.
Whoa! No!
You're gonna be
all right.
Just calm down.
It's OK.
Just put
the gun down. OK?
Put the gun down, OK?
Put the gun down!
Oh, shit.
Oh, shit.
[police radio chatter]
Drop that gun, mister.
- Drop that gun now!
- Put the gun down now!
- Wait a minute.
- I will shoot you!
- You hear me, boy!?
- OK, here's the gun.
- Check this out.
- I didn't do this.
Ask the girl
in the bathroom.
- Check the bathroom.
- The girl knows.
I came in
and found him like that.
- Cuff him.
- Ask the girl.
She knows it wasn't me!
It wasn't me!
Look, ask the girl!
Ask the girl!
- [officer] Shut up.
- [Charlie] It wasn't me.
- [officer] Let's go.
- [Charlie] It wasn't me!
Take this piece of shit.
[sheriff] Well,
what do we got here?
A couple big-city bad asses,
thought you'd roll into my town
and kick up some dust?
You take some advice and roll
out of my town tonight.
If they're still here
in ten minutes, lock 'em up.
With everything
going on...
I forgot that you had asked me
if you could tag along with us
for a couple of miles.
Well, we've traveled
a lot of miles
and passed through a lot of
states, and you're still here.
Don't bullshit me.
I'm not in the mood.
What the hell's
the deal with you?
Cops are looking
for me.
[sighs] What for?
Let's just say, riding
with two older guys,
be easier to blend in till
I get to the West Coast.
Is Willie
your real name?
No, you know what,
it doesn't matter.
It just doesn't matter.
We all got our own problems.
I just don't want your problems
becoming problems in my life.
- What about you?
- What about me?
What about that fucking flask
you been hiding all the time?
Before you start
judging me,
take a look
in the mirror.
I'm starting to get
the feeling
that you think this is all
one big joke, mister.
This game is very easy.
I ask you a question and you
give me the right answer.
But I'm growing real tired of
hearing all the wrong answers.
So I'm gonna ask you
another question,
but before you say anything,
I want you to remember
two very important things:
one, we don't really care much
whether you live or die.
And two, I'd rather
see you dead.
So I'm gonna ask you
one last time,
why did you kill
that man?
I already answered
your question.
So fuck you!
[trigger clicks]
Take him.
OK, where is he?
Good news.
A woman confessed.
So, where is he?
He's in the back.
You wait outside,
my boys'll fetch him.
[Charlie groaning]
Let's go.
Let's go.
What is wrong
with you people?
He's a Vietnam veteran.
He had to be
hiding something.
One of the better guys
we rode with, though.
Would have been
a bitch in Nam.
Sure you don't wanna get
checked out at a hospital?
No, I'm OK.
But I think...
I think I'm gonna head back
before anything else bad happens.
The hell you are.
You didn't ride all this
way to turn back now.
And neither did I.
I don't think you're
gonna make it, Charlie.
I just...
I just wanna finish
what I started.
Can I help you?
- Hold on, Charlie!
- What's going on?
My friend, he needs
to go to a hospital.
I don't wanna lose
my friend.
OK, let's get him
into my car.
- [Charlie gasping]
- Come on, lift!
[man] Michael Crawford, 340.
Michael Crawford,
please call 340.
You need a new roof.
Are you always
this cheerful?
Thank you.
I'll look into it.
She ever say
anything about me?
Bare minimum.
Why are you
here now?
Well, uh...
[clears throat] wife passed away
Then, shortly
after that happened,
I found a letter
from your ma
that she sent me
25 years ago.
[clears throat] did she die?
Cancer. Her health
went quickly.
You know, this is
the first time I've...
been in a hospital
since she passed away.
Mr. Moore, Charlie developed
something called DVT.
Deep vein thrombosis.
It's a blood clot that, if not
caught early, can be deadly.
The clot settled
below his left knee.
And unfortunately we were
not able to save the leg.
He's in recovery right now
and he's resting comfortably.
Can I see him?
Tomorrow would be better.
He needs his rest right now.
Thank you, Doc.
[doctor] You're welcome.
Hey, you want
a water?
Or you want
something else instead?
No, water's fine.
You know, I never
thought I'd meet you.
After all this time,
I thought it could be easier
to act like you never existed.
Yeah, I...
I understand.
Son, do you think
we could start over?
Yeah, I think that
would be OK.
You know, got a couple
of sisters back east.
I was an only child,
and... today
I have sisters.
And a father.
I need a hug.
How you feeling?
I knew this leg had to go
when we got back.
It's definitely gonna take
some getting used to.
Well, good news is,
you never were much
of a dancer anyway.
- [chuckles]
- Shit.
You know I got moves.
Finally got to see
the Pacific Ocean.
You sure did.
Hey, I'm gonna
be shipping
your bike back
east tomorrow.
For always being there
and dealing
with all my shit.
Thank you, Charlie.
a true brother.
Now you get to ride home
on the open road
all by yourself,
just like you planned.
And keep the chrome up on
that rusty motherfucker.
[chuckles] OK.
[TV news playing softly]
[motorcycle engine revs]
[remote clicks,
TV turns off]
[motorcycle engine revving]
- Hmm...
- [motorcycle driving off]
My man.
I'm lucky, yeah
I'm lucky, yeah
I'll thank my lucky stars
Whenever I get home
When the weather's cold
So cold
And the snow is falling
Is falling
I know I'm lucky
that I got you to hold
The fire is warm
And you're in my arms
It's the time of year
that I feel
Luckier than anyone
La la la la
La la la...
All the money
in the world
It was nothing
without love
It was nothing
'Tis the season
to toast to love and life
La la la la
'Tis the season
and I'm feeling all right
La la la la
The fire is warm
And you're in my arms
It's the time of year
that I feel
Luckier than anyone
La la la la
Oh, the fire is warm...
[engines revving]
[John] I knew I'd
see you again.
[Willie] Yeah. Me too.
Where's Charlie?
Charlie had
to stay back.
His leg
was amputated.
But he's OK.
Thanks for having me
along for the ride.
Willie, wouldn't have
been the same without you.
My name is Sonny Reid.
Think I like
"Willie" better.
- [chuckles]
- That's who the cops are looking for.
If by chance
you should ever land
in Babylon,
Long Island,
look up John Moore
and Charlie Wild.
We're listed.
Wild? Holy shit,
that's perfect.
There you are.
Are you ready?
- Hi.
- Yeah.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Oh, uh...
I got something
for you.
Hey! How did you
fix my bike?
[John] Awww!
When I feel
I've had my fill
These two wheels
always will
Get me out
where I can heal
Oh, God bless her
My American dresser
Lonely as
an old stray dog
We're ridin' high
on this old hog
The tires sing
that highway song
And I just sing along
On my American dresser
I ain't runnin'
but I'm gonna ride
There's a part of me
out there I need to find
I can't move mountains
But I'm gonna climb
Go ridin' till
we see the other side
To let you take away
my pain would be my pleasure
American dresser
American speed
Oh, Dad.