An Encounter with the Messiah (2015) Movie Script

(intense music)
(car engine running)
(phone ringing)
- Yo, you here?
- Yeah, I'm here.
- Got everything?
- Yeah, I got everything.
- Aight, I'll be
out in a second.
Hey, baby.
Baby, you awake?
I gotta go to the
store for a minute.
Gotta run out.
- What?
You're going out now?
- Yeah, I gotta go out for
a minute, to the store,
but I'll be back.
I promise.
(distant police siren)
- Hurry up.
It's really nice of the
old lady to let you out
and play with the big
boys tonight, huh?
Oh, you giving me
the silent treatment?
Tough guy.
All right.
Tough guy.
(hip hop song)
- Yo, is it in there?
- Of course it's in there.
You act like I'm
stupid or something.
I might be old,
but ain't stupid.
- Here, man.
- You act like.
You act like you want to
be in charge or something.
- Yeah, I wanna be in charge.
I wanna be the boss.
- All right.
All right, fool, you the boss.
You the boss tonight.
- Good.
Follow my lead.
(refrigerator humming)
- This gonna be all for you?
- Yep, that's it for tonight.
- Tonight is Friday.
You have any plans?
- No, it's been a long day.
I plan to go home
and do nothing.
- Yeah, I heard that.
I'm about to close up
and do the same thing.
That'll be $3.53.
Enjoy your night.
- I definitely will.
- Be safe.
- Thank you.
- Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Hold on.
- Let's go.
(intense music)
- Put your hands in the air!
Step back from the counter!
Put your hands in the air!
- Are you deaf?
Put your hands up in
the air and move back!
Listen, pay attention because
I don't wanna hurt you.
You're gonna open the drawer
and put all the
money in the bag.
Then we're gonna walk back there
and empty that safe.
- All right, all
right, calm down.
I got kids, man.
- I don't care what you got!
I don't care, homie.
- Ask him if he's got a weapon.
- Do you have
weapons back there?
- I just got a bat.
- You reach back there--
Slowly stupid.
Reach back there and pick it up.
Give me that bat or
I'll pistol whip you.
Go ahead.
What you waiting on?
- Don't move to fast.
Don't you move too fast.
- Come on, man.
I ain't got all day!
Go get the tape.
Go get the tape.
Go get the tape!
Get the tape, man.
You're taking too long, homie.
You wanna see them kids,
you better hurry up.
Man, hurry up.
Get the tape.
- You know what?
I don't think I like
the way this is going.
- What're you doing, yo?
- Aight, aight, aight, aight.
- I don't like the
way you talking to me.
- I hear you, I hear you.
- Who's the man?
- You the man.
- Who's the man?
- You the man.
I said you the man.
I got you.
- We cool now?
- We good. We cool.
- Back to the way it's
supposed to be, right?
- Ah, you ain't
gotta do this, man.
You ain't gotta do this, man.
You ain't gotta do this, man.
- (laughs) I'm just
messing with you, man.
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
- Put your gun down!
- Man, what you doing, man?
- No, you put your gun down.
- I told you, I was
playing with you, man.
- I ain't playing, man.
- You go get trouble, man.
You in trouble now.
- Put the gun down!
Put it down!
(heart beating)
(gun shot)
(gun shot)
- Hold it, right there!
Get down!
(police siren)
Pull the mask down!
(police radio)
- [Maria] Day 4,380.
They say time flies
when you're having fun.
I guess, for me, time
goes unimaginably slow.
Twelve years.
Twelve long years.
4, 380 days of constant pain,
isolation and loneliness.
I wake up every morning
feeling abandoned and rejected.
Longing, desperately,
for human touch.
A hug, a handshake, a kiss,
even a conversation.
That sounds pathetic.
I don't know why I was
chosen to suffer so much.
And I've done everything
I can to make it stop,
but I can't.
All I can do now
is wait for death.
And yet, for some
reason, I hope.
I still have this urge in me,
this desperate
desire to be healed.
I would do anything, even though
I have nothing else to wager.
Come on in.
Take a seat.
Can I get you
something to drink?
- No, thank you.
I really gotta go.
- No, no, please.
Don't rush.
I mean, take a break
from all your deliveries.
It's the least I
can do after all
the church has done for me.
Buying me food every day.
Paying my medical expenses.
I just don't know what
I'd do without you all.
Here you go.
Squeezed the juice out myself.
Took me forever.
how's the weather outside?
It looks beautiful.
Good day for the beach, huh?
You know, I love the beach.
I loved going with my family.
I even wanted to
get married there.
But with my condition,
public places,
they're not an option.
You know, I used to be normal.
You know, Peter,
it's been almost--
No, over a decade.
But there are some words that
you just never forget.
- I have never seen a
condition like this before.
I have examined you thoroughly,
but I'm not able to
understand as to why
your body continues to
release blood uncontrollably.
It's as if your body
is still menstruating.
- But it's been two months.
My period usually doesn't
last more than five days.
I usually don't even
have to change my pad,
but a few times during the day.
Now I have to change
it every hour.
And if I sleep too
long during the night,
I have to get up
and change my sheets
and then shower.
Doctor, I'm in so much pain
I can't even leave the house
but a few hours during the day.
- I know you're frustrated.
I'm really sorry to tell you,
but your symptoms include
not only abnormally
heavy and long periods,
but also fatigue, tiredness
and shortness of breath.
It looks like it
might be anemia.
But given your
complicated condition,
it's very difficult for me
to say anything right now.
- But we can find a cure, right?
I mean, there are specialists
we can talk to, right?
Look, I'll do whatever it takes.
I can not go on
living like this.
I will do whatever it takes.
- Maria, look, we
are trying our best.
We already have
your blood samples
and we are doing tests on them.
Once we have the results,
we'll let you know what and
for the course of treatment is.
Until then, just go home and
enjoy and live your life.
And if you have any questions,
you can always call me or
visit me in the office.
So let's take care
of it for now, okay?
- I gotta go.
- So what's going, sis?
What's going on?
What I miss?
- It's good.
Man, I miss you, bro.
- I miss you too.
- It's good to see you.
- Good to see you, sis.
- It's like you've been given
another chance, you know?
- Yeah, I know, I know.
- You know, Bar, I've
really been praying.
I've been praying.
No, hear me out.
That you'll stay off
the streets this time.
- Here we go. Here we go.
- Here we go, Bar.
You have a daughter.
Bar, she hasn't seen
you in a very long time.
- Yeah, I know that, sis.
- You can't go looking
for trouble anymore.
That's all I'm saying.
- Well, you know I never
go looking for trouble.
Trouble just finds me.
- Exactly.
So you know what?
We'll just pray that it
doesn't find you this time.
- Yeah, whatever.
- Yeah, whatever.
Whatever, okay.
- I'm back in my hood!
- Yo, are both in there?
- Yeah, they're both here.
Are you ready?
I'll be in in a minute.
Just give me a sec.
(inspirational piano music)
(somber music)
(birds chirping)
- Hey, Bart!
Hey man, is that you?
- Yeah, it's me.
- Well, come on up.
Entrance is on the other
side of the building.
- All right, I'll be right up.
- (laughs) All right.
Dude, your eyes.
Can you see?
- Yeah, I can see.
My eyes have been restored, man.
- How? When?
Where you been all this time?
- I met a man who
healed my eyes, man.
- Hold on.
What're you talking about?
I met this man, Jesus.
I heard stories
about him, though.
About walking on water.
Healing the sick.
Just some radical
stuff, you know?
- You been drinking again?
- No, I've never been
more sober in my life.
- All right, so tell
me what happened.
I mean, who is this Jesus guy?
Is he some kind of a
doctor or something?
- I'm trying to tell you, man.
No, he's not like
an actual doctor.
- Uh huh.
So, how'd your eyes get fixed?
- I was sitting by the
roadside, like I always do,
trying to get some change.
You know, nothing special.
I heard this
commotion, you know?
- What kind of commotion?
- Would you two shut up?
I'm trying to get
some sleep back here.
What are you two old dogs
talking about anyway, huh?
- Bartimaeus?
Man, your eyes.
What did you do?
- My eyes have been
restored, perfectly.
- How?
- That's what I'm
trying to find out.
- Well, I'm trying to tell you.
So, I'm sitting at
the side of the road,
like I always do, you know?
Trying to get some change.
Nothing special.
I heard this
commotion, you know?
- [Gibs] He stopped?
- He stopped, turned around
and looked right at me, man.
- Man, are you sure you're
not making all this up?
- It happened.
Look at me.
Look at my eyes.
It's no smoke.
No mirrors.
- Gibs, man, why
you so skeptical?
You have a real, honest
to goodness, miracle
standing right in
front of your eyes
and you still refuse to believe.
- How do you know
it was a miracle?
You weren't there to see it.
I mean, for all we know,
his eyes could have
healed naturally.
Look guys, I'm sorry,
but all of this sounds like
some drunken imagination to me.
- Yeah, but what if
this is for reals, man?
What if Jesus is the real
deal and you're wrong?
Wouldn't you just let the man
finish telling us what
happened to him before--
- Let me tell you
something, okay?
I've seen it all.
I've heard it all.
People come around
here all the time,
talking about all the
miracles they perform
and all the lives they changed
and 99.9% of them ain't nothing
but a bunch of phonies.
Talking about the power of God.
They wouldn't know
the power of God
if it came down and struck
them down by lightning.
So forgive me for my skepticism,
but I have every reason
to hold on to it.
- Look, Gibs, I'm not trying
to convert you or convince you.
I'm just trying to tell
you what happened to me.
It was real.
No magic tricks.
But I feel you and I understand
why you feel the way you do,
but this man they call Jesus is.
He's the real deal, man.
- Well, good morning to you.
- Oh, good morning, sis.
How did you sleep?
- Yo, sis, that's the best
rest I've had in 19 years.
- (laughing) I bet.
- Yeah, yeah.
- Hey, I've been doing a
little research this morning.
Maybe you could check this out.
Found something.
If you look under jobs.
- Just cause you
look like my mother
don't mean you can
tell me what to do.
- Hey, I'm just trying to help.
- Yeah, whatever.
- Whatever, I'm trying to help.
So, tell me.
How are things going
with you and Chloe?
- Well last night, she
pretty much told me
she wanted nothing
to do with me.
Now look, sis, I know
I messed up, right.
But I thought when I got
out, we could be together.
She told me, she just
wanted to focus on
getting her life together.
She got no time for me.
- Well, can you blame her?
- Come on.
- No, seriously.
You left them and she's been
raising Maggie on her own
for all these years.
And she's created a great
life for both of them.
I mean, she has a great job.
She has a nice home.
I mean, Bar, you can't expect
to just walk back
into their life
and everything be
back to where it was.
You gotta work for it.
You gotta earn this.
- Word?
- Yes, word.
You know,
maybe if you just focus on you.
Get back out there and
get yourself together,
maybe then you'll have a shot
at getting your
family back together.
- Yeah, I hear you.
- Do you really?
- Yeah, yeah, I hear you.
- Okay, all right, all right.
Hey, you want some
bacon and eggs?
- I would love some.
I'm starving.
- Oh, perfect.
Why don't you go make us some.
I'm so serious right now.
I'm starving.
- Hey, yo, check this out.
I want you to fix me
a home cooked meal.
- Dude, are you serious?
- Yes.
- I just worked all morning,
looking for jobs for you.
I'm starving.
The least you could do
is feed your sister.
- One time.
This one time.
- If that's what you wanna say.
One time.
We can say one time.
That's fine.
- I got you. I got you.
- The eggs in the refrigerator.
- Maggie, have
you seen my purse?
School, come on.
Let's get going.
- Are we gonna see dad today?
- Maybe.
I can call him, though, okay?
But I think you
and I need to talk.
About what's going on
with me and your dad.
- You don't have to, mom.
I already know.
(phone ringing)
- Okay, let's go.
Get ready for school.
Shoes. Hair.
(phone ringing)
- Hey, how's it going?
- It's going pretty good.
We were just getting
ready for school.
Maggie asked about you.
She wants to know if
you're gonna come by today.
- Yeah, I got a meeting
with my parol officer today.
I gotta couple of job
interviews already
and a couple more lined up.
I could definitely stop
by tomorrow, after school.
- Job interviews?
That's a good thing.
- Yeah, I thought so too.
- Listen, we gotta get going.
I don't want her to
be late for school.
- All right. Okay.
Can I talk to her real quick?
- Yeah, of course.
Hang on a second.
Hey, Maggie.
Come on, your dad
wants to talk to you.
- Hi, dad.
- Hey, baby.
You getting ready for school?
Yes, I'm all ready.
Are you coming to see me today?
- Nah, I have a few things
that I need to
take care of today.
But I can definitely come
by tomorrow after school.
- Ah, I wanted to see you today.
- I know, baby, but
tomorrow's not that far away.
- Yes it is.
I have to go to
school, then come home,
then go to sleep, then wake up,
then go to school again,
then come home.
That's far.
- Well, now you
put it like that,
that is kinda far.
I'll tell you what,
how about I bring you
a lollipop tomorrow?
- A lollipop?
Dad, I'm ten years old.
Make that 20 bucks and you
might be able to convince me.
- Oh, okay.
I'll see what I can do.
So we have a deal?
- Deal.
- All right.
Well, tell your mom I said bye.
I'll see you later.
I love you, aight?
- Love you too.
Bye, dad.
- I'm Maury Cook,
your parole officer.
- I'm Barabbas.
- I know who you are.
I need you to fill
this out, right here.
It says that you are, in fact,
staying with a family member.
- Yeah, I'm staying
with my sister.
- All right, here's the rundown.
I'm gonna need you to be here
on the 30th of each month
and it also says that at
the time of your arrest
a number of illegal narcotics
were found in your system.
So we're gonna be taking
random urine samples
throughout our time together.
Any questions?
- Why the random testing?
That seems extreme.
- Crime is usually a
side-effect of drug use.
So if your start
using drugs again,
we want to get
you off the street
before you start
robbing people again.
State usually frowns on
that type of behavior.
You feel me?
The state also wants
us to go over some
of your past indiscretions.
I.E., drug use, armed robbery
and we're gonna come
up with a solution
to help you become a productive,
taxpaying member of society.
The floor is yours.
- Well, I got a
couple job interviews
lined up for later today.
- That's a good start,
but tell me about your
former associates,
because peer pressure can
be tough precarious thing.
- Nah, I'm good.
Most of my friends are
either dead or in jail.
- Well, you got that
jail part completed.
- Yeah, I guess I do.
- All right, well,
we're good here.
Pleasure meeting you.
I'll see you in 30.
(somber piano music)
- Hi Gabriella.
You know, you're a
little late today.
I was worried that you
weren't gonna come by
and see me this month.
- I know, but my dad
made me clean up my room
and clean out the bird's
cage before I left.
- Didn't you beg your
daddy for the bird?
- Yes, but I didn't think I'd
be the only one feeding him
and cleaning out his cage.
I mean, I'm not the only
person in the house.
It should be balanced.
- Okay, you have a point there.
You do have a point.
So, where does your daddy
think you are today?
- Delivering my
Girl Scout cookies?
- Gabriella, again?
You know, he's gonna
start wondering
why your troop is selling
so many Girl Scout cookies.
Listen, I told you this before,
but if your dad
does not want you
coming over here to visit me,
then you shouldn't.
I mean, I love for you to
come see me once a month,
but you shouldn't
lie to your father.
- I know, Miss Maria, but
if I told him the truth
then he wouldn't
let me come see you.
I don't believe all the
things he says about you
and I haven't even gotten
sick I've been here,
so you're the only
person I can talk to.
You're like my best friend.
(Maria laughs)
- You are my best friend too.
You're my only friend.
Okay, so let's have some
of those delicious cookies
you brought me .
- Here you go.
- Thank you.
- Miss Maria?
- Mhm?
- Do you ever miss your family?
- Girl, did you see
that hat she had on?
- Please, don't get me started.
- Oh my god, that is so crazy.
- Oh god.
Maria, I've been meaning
to tell you this.
I am very proud of you.
- Really?
- I really am.
Even though I am
your little sister.
Do you remember those
times when we were kids
and you would put on
those fashion shows?
We would dress up
and just pretend
we walking down the runway.
- Yes, you remember that?
- Girl, I remember that.
I mean, you would
just go on and on
about these big dreams you had.
It's finally happened.
- It is.
- I mean, you
actually did it, girl.
I mean, look at you.
- Yeah.
- You have your own business
and you are very successful.
I just can't wait to see
the rest of your life
continue to flourish.
I mean that.
- Thank you.
- Plus, now that all
this is over with.
You can finally
start settling down.
- Uh ah.
- You did turn 30
today, after all.
I'm just saying.
Momma and Daddy are
kinda getting tired
of waiting on you getting
married and having some kids.
- Look at you.
You crazy.
- I'm speaking the truth.
You know I am.
- Oh, you're crazy.
Anyway, I have a date tonight.
Yes, I do.
And he might just be the one.
- Oh, okay.
- [Gabriella] Miss Maria?
Hello? Miss Maria?
- Oh, I'm sorry sweetie.
I was just thinking.
- Thinking about what?
- I was thinking that you're dad
is probably wondering
where you are right now.
Time for you to go.
- You know, even that name.
There's just power in
that name, you know?
I can feel it.
Every time you mention his name,
it's like the
atmosphere changes.
Something good's about
to happen, you know?
So, what did Jesus say to you?
What did you say to him?
- Well, after he stopped,
he asked one of the
people he was with
to bring me a little
closer, you know?
- Excuse me, sir.
My friend would like
to speak with you.
Can I take you to him?
(inspirational music)
- Tell me, what
can I do for you?
- Rabbi, I just want to see.
- Go.
Your faith has healed you.
(inspirational music)
- How're you doing?
- Yeah, thanks
for the interview.
- Not a problem, man.
Look, I took a look
at your resume.
Your resume is good,
but I did a background check
and some hits came up.
That kind of history,
man, we can't hire you.
- Yo, I'm trying to do
the right thing, man.
- I know,
but there's no way around it.
I'm sorry.
- Thank you.
- All right.
- What's up? What's up?
You look like you
done seen a ghost.
- Yo, I thought
you was dead, man.
- You wish I was dead.
Nah, I been shot five
times already, baby.
That was number six.
I'm beginning to
think I'm invincible.
- Invincible, huh?
You wasn't invincible that
night, laid out on the floor
with a hole in your chest.
- What you doing on
this side of town?
- I'm just looking for work.
Legal work.
- Like they gonna
give you a job.
What're you gonna do?
Bag groceries?
Do you want paper or
plastic with that?
What you gonna do?
Work at a restaurant?
Oh, you want some
fries with that?
No, no, I got one for you.
You should work at a bank,
because they love when criminals
like you cash their checks.
Man, they won't give you a job.
They got people out here
with doctorates and
degrees flipping burgers.
They won't give no
criminal like a job.
Didn't you get that memo, homie?
- I'm not your homie.
- That's right.
You ain't my homie.
But I'm gonna let
you know what's been
going on around here.
This is my neighborhood.
Nothing comes in here
I don't know about.
Nothing goes out I
don't know about.
I don't wanna catch you
on my side of town again.
You dying of thirst?
I got the only jug of water.
You will die of thirst.
Do not come on my
side of town again.
- Don't gotta worry about that.
You ain't ever
gonna see me again.
I'm just trying to take care
of my family and that's it.
Stuff like that
you're trying to live,
you can have it, man.
- You see, when you
follow instructions
everything goes good.
I like it. I like it.
Ain't have no time
for any of this.
And that family of yours.
Go ahead, jump, jump.
Them pretty little ladies.
They gonna need some comfort
if you out there
working all day.
I catch you on my
side of town again,
I will be the one
to comfort them.
You feel me?
(tires screeching)
- Hey, friend.
You look like you could
use a helping hand.
- I don't need any help, man.
I'm good.
So you all can keep it moving.
- I didn't say you
needed my help.
I said it looks like you
could use a helping hand.
- Here's a few dollars.
Maybe, get something to eat.
- I'm not a beggar, aight?
I just got out of prison.
I'm trying to find me a job.
Your five bucks
won't do me no good.
- Okay.
- Jobs are very hard
to come by these days.
The economy hasn't
turned around.
God knows, our government
is not doing anything
to help people like you and me.
- Got that right.
- People like you and me?
- Yeah, people who just
wanna make an honest living.
- Look man, I'm about ready
to make a dishonest living.
Something gotta give, man.
- Hey, maybe there's a way
that we can help each other out.
- You know, I was thinking
of exactly the same thing.
I could help you.
And maybe someday down the line,
you can do me a favor.
- What kind of favors are
we talking about, man?
Because I just got out of prison
and I'm not trying to get
involved in nothing crazy.
- Hey, relax all right?
It's nothing crazy.
We're a non-violent
group of activists.
Okay, we're called The
Eyes of The People.
And we're just trying to
make this country better.
We're just trying to
make things easier
for people like you
and people like us.
- Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Now, that sounds all
Kumbaya and cute,
but what kind of favors
are you talking about?
- Always looking for
young bloods like yourself
to help us spread the
message in a peaceful manner.
You help us and maybe I can
help you get gainful employment.
- I'm listening.
- Take this card.
Go see this gentleman
tomorrow morning.
Tell him, Abaddon sent you.
- If everything goes well,
we'll give you a call.
Just to check up on you.
- That's it?
Good morning.
Is your manager in?
- I'm the manager.
- Abaddon sent me by
here this morning.
I'm trying to find work.
- Abaddon sent you?
- Yeah.
- When can you start?
- Yo man, I can start tomorrow.
I could start today
if you need me to.
- No, look,
I wanna see you tomorrow.
7AM sharp.
- For real?
Thank you, thank you, sir.
I appreciate it.
Yeah, thank you!
(inspirational music)
- Who is it?
- It's me.
- What're you doing?
- I got a job.
- Really?
- Yeah.
- I'm proud of you.
- We gotta celebrate.
We gott do something.
- Okay, what do you wanna do?
- I don't know.
What you wanna do?
Hey, baby.
- Hey.
- How are you?
- What's going on?
- Your dad is gonna be
bringing home the bacon.
- Dad, I don't eat bacon.
Mom says it's not healthy.
What's so funny?
- Come here, baby.
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- Hey, Megan.
- Yeah, what's up?
- I got a job.
- Proud of you.
- Hey, you say something?
- Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah.
I'm just so grateful.
I'm happy for you, bro.
- That's what's up.
- That's what's up.
- Good night, sis.
- Yeah.
- Okay, Pete, make sure you
give this envelope to Maria,
along with the food box.
- George, I'm not
going in there.
- What do you mean?
- That lady's sick.
Shouldn't be that close
to her in her house.
Every time I go there, man,
I feel like I'm gonna
catch something.
We should leave the
box at the front door.
- I know that the unknowns
of this woman's
condition can be scary,
but it is our duty to
help the poor and sick.
Our Father loves
and has compassion
on those who need
and requires action.
We may think, "Of course
God loves the poor."
"He loves everybody."
But it's not as simple as that.
His character is presented
as a model for our own.
If he values the poor,
we have to think about
what that means for us.
The task is really very simple.
Help the needy.
- Wow, Roger, this is
a pleasant surprise.
- Hello, Maria.
- Hi.
Can I get you some tea to drink?
- Sure, that would be great.
Thank you.
- Have a seat.
There you go.
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
- And we have a little something
extra for you, Miss Maria.
It's just a little something
to help you with your house
and all the medical expenses.
- Really?
- Yeah.
- Well.
This is really a blessing.
And I am so appreciative.
You have been so generous to me.
Bringing me food every day
and my supplies.
I just don't know what
I'd do without you.
Bless you, Roger.
- No need to thank me, Maria.
You are very welcome.
It's the least we can do
and all the expenses can add up.
- Yeah.
They can.
- Maria.
- Well, do you have the results?
- Yes, I do.
- Okay.
I mean, I feel really
good about this one
because it just seems so
different from the others.
- Well, Maria, I'm
really sorry to tell you,
but this treatment
was not successful.
- How can that be?
I did everything
you asked me to do.
I was on that treatment
for six months.
How can it not work?
How old are you anyway?
Yeah, how old are you anyway?
You look too young to
be really experienced.
Did you just graduate
from medical school?
You know what, maybe I
should just find me a doctor
that's older and more
experienced to handle this.
- Look, Maria, I'm fully
experienced and capable
to handle your case.
- Apparently not.
Because I'm still standing
here with no answers.
- Please, calm down.
We have never seen a
condition like this before.
Please, understand.
I've spoken to specialists
in all areas of medicine
and no one has any answers as
to why this could be happening.
- How is this possible?
I have seen all of these,
so-called, experts.
I've flown all over the country.
All over this world.
I've had operations.
I've had radiations,
treatments, transfusions
and no change!
Except that...
Except that, I've had
infections from the surgeries.
I've had severe body pain.
And the vomiting.
My body is a mess.
And still, you can't tell
me what's wrong with me?
I've been through tens
of thousands of dollars.
All my accounts are wiped out.
All my credit cards.
And you have no answers.
What am I supposed to do now?
- Well, make
yourself comfortable.
Enjoy your life to the
best of your ability
and spend time with you
family and friends, okay?
- What family and friends?
No one wants to hang out with me
because no one can tell me
whether this is
contagious or not.
They don't even
come to the house
or hang out with me.
All they do is call.
And most of them
don't even do that.
- Maria, I know this
is hard for you,
but given the unknowns
for the condition,
I think it's just best
for you to stay away
from large groups of people.
Just until we can find
a way to manage this
and find a cure.
- What?
- Yes and you don't have to
come to the office anymore.
I'll call you.
- You know, that's why
I'm so appreciative
of people like you.
The sacrifices that you make for
someone like me.
It is so hard
to wake up every morning
and get out of bed.
- I can't imagine what
you've been through, Maria.
But stay strong.
Perhaps, one day the Father
will send you a doctor
who can make you well.
And I pray that he will
continue to give you
peace and faith.
- Goodbye.
- How's the new job going?
- It's going pretty good.
I'm liking it, you know?
I've made some new friends.
The pay is pretty good.
- Okay.
Have you ran into
any old friends?
Any former associates?
- Nah, nah, nobody.
Like I told you, I'm
keeping a low profile.
- Are you sure?
There's nothing that
you wanna tell me?
- Nah, nah.
Nothing I can think of.
- When you first came
in here, I gotta admit,
I was a little skeptical
about your rehabilitation,
but you surprise me.
But the stakes are also
a lot higher now, right?
- You mean, because
of my daughter.
- Yeah.
She needs her dad to be
alive and out of prison.
- Well, she already has that.
- Well, let's hope
it stays that way.
- It will.
- All right man, I
will see you in thirty.
- Thank you, Mr. Warren.
- So, you know I've
been practicing, right?
And I need you to know,
there's no way you
gonna win this game.
- Oh, you been practicing, huh?
- Yeah, been practicing.
- So you went from playing
terrible to playing okay.
- Really?
Okay, you know what?
Go ahead and kiki it up.
We'll see who's laughing
once I crush you.
- You gonna crush me?
- I'm gonna crush me?
- Hey sis, you couldn't
crush a grape, aight?
Look, when I was inside,
this game right here,
this was the only thing
that kept me from
not going crazy.
I'm a master at this.
- Can I ask you a question?
- Wanna know what it was like?
It was great.
I had a cellphone,
the food was good,
I made a lot of good friends.
- Okay, stop being sarcastic.
Really, how was it?
- It was terrible.
Food was awful.
They treat you like a
subhuman in there, sis.
You're not even human.
You're always one
wrong decision away
from getting shanked.
- Well, you're out now.
So we shouldn't have to
worry about any shankings.
- I wouldn't go that far.
- What are you talking about?
- I ran into Damien
the other day.
- Really?
Crazy Damien?
Always in trouble, Damien?
Drug dealing Damien?
- Yeah, that Damien.
Look, sis, I told him I want
nothing to do with him, aight?
But things got a little
heated for a second.
I think he got the
message, though.
- Are you sure he
got the message?
- I'm sure he go it.
He ain't gonna be
bothering me again.
- You know, I don't even
wanna talk about this anymore.
Let's just talk
about something else.
- That's fine.
- How are things
with you and Chloe?
- I'm gonna ask her to marry me.
- What?
- I'm gonna ask her to marry me.
- Are you serious?
- I'm serious, sis.
I got the ring and
everything for her.
I gotta go get it later.
- Oh my gosh, I am
so happy for you.
- Thank you.
- Oh, and Chloe, she's
gonna be so excited.
- That's good.
- Wait a minute,
you didn't tell me?
- Yo, sis, I'm sorry.
- That's messed up.
- I'm sorry, sis.
- No, seriously.
That's what's up.
I'm happy for you.
- Thank you, thank you.
- So how are things
going at work?
- Work is pretty good, you know?
The money ain't great,
but it's a start.
Making some good friendships.
This one dude, Ryan,
he's pretty cool.
- So things are looking up, huh?
- Yeah.
I guess they are.
- Well, you know what?
Things are looking up for me too
because, for some reason,
I feel it in my bones.
- You feel it in your bones?
- That I'm about to
crush you in this game.
Let's go.
- You about to get crushed.
- Oh, whatever.
I ain't scared.
You scared?
- I ain't scared.
Bring it.
- I ain't either.
Let's go.
Mr. Sir-Talk-A lot.
Tell me.
- What's going on, brother?
- No complaints, my brother.
Sun's up.
Breath in my body.
Food in hand.
Today is a good day.
What'd you eat today?
- I got me a little
chicken salad.
Nothing special.
So, what you got there?
- Man, my wife made me
this half-pound burger.
- Now, did you wife
make the burger
or did she go to Gibson's
Better Burgers to get it?
- Okay, she went to Gibson's.
But it's the thought
that counts, man.
Don't you agree?
- Yeah, man, I agree.
Hey, yo, check this out.
I gotta ask you a question.
Check this out.
- Hey man, we just met
and besides, I believe
in taking things slow.
- Yo, man, you tripping.
It's for my girl, man.
- Are you ready for this, bro?
I mean, it's a big deal.
Nothing to rush into.
- Yeah, we been
together for years.
It's time to make it official.
- That's awesome, man.
I'm happy for you.
- I appreciate it, my brother.
Thank you.
- Can I be the best man?
- Whoa, whoa, whoa.
I believe in taking things slow.
- That's cold, bro.
That is cold.
- No, it's not.
- We ain't what you--
- Look, I don't
even want to know.
Here, you've got
a telephone call.
- It's not what you think, yo.
- It really isn't.
- Hello?
Oh, hey Abaddon, how you doing?
Yeah, everything is going well.
I owe you one.
I appreciate it.
- Ah, we're so pleased
you're doing well
and taking care of
the family and all.
Hey, listen, remember
that little favor I asked
that we might need
of you down the road?
You think you could
help us out this week?
We got a great
opportunity coming up.
We need a little extra muscle.
Could you meet us at the
warehouse on Saturday night?
Let's say, 7:30.
Ah, that's great.
All right, we'll see you then.
7:30 at the warehouse.
Thanks, man.
Bye, bye.
- So he's in?
- He's in, man.
- All right.
- Like Flynn.
- Good.
- We've got a 15
minute time window
to get in, do what we need to do
and get out.
There's normally only
one security guard
and they don't
normally carry guns.
Middle-aged guys just
trying to make a buck.
At 10PM, the guard normally
takes a 15 minute break.
That's our window.
Come in.
- Sorry I'm late, Abaddon.
- Hey, no problem man.
Pull up a chair.
We're just getting started.
Bring our friend up to speed.
- Absolutely.
We're gonna meet up at
the Metropolitan Building
at 9:45, sharp.
Josh has a list of
everything we'll need.
Masks, bolt cut--
- Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Hold on,
Masks and bolt cutters?
Abaddon, I told you I
didn't want to get involved
in anything that even
looked like trouble, man.
- Whoa.
Before you jump to any
conclusions, let me explain.
Nobody's gonna get hurt.
We're not stealing anything.
In fact, nobody will even
know you were even there.
We're doing this for
the greater good.
It's time to stand
up to the government
and let them know
that we're just not
gonna take it anymore.
We've got to stop them.
It's time to take a stand.
Are you with us?
Can I tell you what
we're abou to do?
- I'm listening.
- [Maria] Come on in, Peter.
You'll have to excuse me.
I'm not feeling very well today.
Thank you.
How was your weekend?
I'm sure you did
something very exciting.
I'd love to hear about it.
I'm sorry, can I get
you something to drink?
- No, thank you.
- So, how's Roger?
I was so glad to
see him last week.
- I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
I can't take this anymore.
I'm not trying to be rude,
but it's just, I come
here week after week
and I just don't get it.
How is it that a woman like you,
a woman that has nothing.
A woman that has no
family, no friends,
who has to get groceries
delivered to her,
talk about the weather?
And you're dying.
You're dying.
You should be upset.
- Is that what you think?
Is that what you think?
That I'm not upset?
Or angry?
Or sad?
Or depressed?
I battle with that every moment
of every day, Peter.
I have to fight just to
wake up and get out of bed
because I have
indescribable pain
and uncontrollable bleeding.
And to top it off,
I'm ostracized by
this whole community.
And the only man,
the only man,
that comes to see me,
wears a mask and latex gloves
when he's in my presence.
So yeah, I'm wounded.
But I have hope.
A glimmer of hope, Peter.
Get on my knees every
day and pray to God
and whoever else
will listen to me
that this will go away.
Just go away so I
can be normal again.
- Maria,
I'm sorry.
I shouldn't have said the
things I did just now.
I was judgmental
and the truth is,
I guess I really don't
understand what
you're going through.
I guess,
it's hard when you try
to reach out to somebody
and everyone tries to
treat you like a leper.
You reach out
and all your receive
is judgmental comments,
people even gossip about you.
But I don't wanna be
like those people, Maria.
I don't wanna be like them.
I'm sorry.
I don't know if your'e
interested or not,
but I heard about this
man by the name of Yeshua.
Some say he's this
miraculous healer.
I don't know whether or
not I believe it or not,
but if I had your type of faith,
I would try to reach out to him.
- So, how'd it go?
- I think I finally get
what you been telling me
these past few months.
- What?
You mean, you have
been listening?
All this time, I just thought
I was talking to myself.
- I'm serious, Rog.
I think I just did something I
shoulda done a long time ago.
- I'm proud of you, Pete.
- Okay, you got me.
What're we doing?
- Allen, fill him in.
- Absolutely.
We're gonna enter
the building here,
through the north entrance.
Climb the stairwell here,
up to the fourth floor.
Bar, you and Josh are
gonna guard the floor,
while I access the office,
hacking into the computer
using the mainframe--
- Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Hold on. You can hack into a
government-owned computer?
Why? What for?
What is this gonna accomplish?
- We're gonna shut down
their system for 24 hours.
Because we want them to know
they're not untouchable.
That they can't just
do whatever they want
and there be no pushback.
- But I told you, I don't wanna
get involved in anything crazy.
I made that clear.
- Crazy?
What's crazy about standing
up for what you believe in?
What's crazier about standing
up against reckless tyranny?
The republic seeks to
strip you of your beliefs,
your identity, your way of life
to ultimately turn you
into some sort of drone,
a mindless citizen
that never questions
and just does
whatever it's told.
Well, I for one can
not stand for that.
And tonight, we're going
to send them a message
that they will not soon forget.
Are you with use or
are you gonna go home?
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- Hey, how do you know
there not hidden cameras
all throughout
this building, man?
- We do know.
There are five
cameras on each floor.
All the video is digitally
recorded and stored on servers.
I just erased any video
footage that we were here
and replaced it with foot
from about an hour ago.
It'll look like no
one was ever here.
But we'll know.
And they'll know.
- You almost done?
We've run out of time, man.
- Just finished.
About five minutes to spare.
- Hey guys, the guard
is back in the building.
- All right, we're
on our way out.
Let's go.
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- Hey, what're you doing here?
What're you doing
in this building?
- We just trying to
get out of here, man.
Look, we didn't take anything.
- That's not gonna happen.
- We just trying to go.
- I can't let you do that.
Don't move.
- Whoa, whoa.
Why you reaching for your gun?
- Get your hands
behind your head.
Right now.
Both of you.
- We're just trying
to get out of here.
- Hey.
- Just let us go.
- I'm not gonna tell you again.
- Come on, come one, look.
- Get on your knees.
Put your hands behind your head.
- Look at my hands.
I'm unarmed, okay?
I'm unarmed.
Come on, we just
wanna leave, man.
- Just take it easy.
- Shut up, man.
Come on, man.
- I'm not gonna tell you again.
I will shoot you.
- Just put your gun
down, all right?
We just wanna go.
Don't nobody have
to know we was here.
- Don't make me do it.
I'm telling you, bro.
- You're not gonna shoot us.
- Don't make me do it.
- There's probably not even
any bullets in that gun.
I'm gonna walk over to you
and I'm gonna take
that gun out your hand.
And me and my friend,
we just gonna leave.
We gonna leave.
Don't nobody gonna
got to get hurt.
- Don't make me do this.
- Come on, please.
- Don't make me do it.
- Come on.
(gun shot)
- No.
No, no, no.
(somber piano music)
(phone ringing)
- Yes, I'll accept the call.
- Yeah, it's me.
Baby, I'm so sorry I'm putting
your through this again.
- They're saying that
that we're never
gonna see you again.
That this is it.
Should I still be hopeful?
- Please remember that
I always loved you.
It's never changed.
I screwed up my
life in every way
and I never deserved
you or Maggie.
Please tell my daughter,
please tell my little
girl that I love her.
I'm sorry I wasn't there.
- [Guard] Time's up.
- Aight, man, aight.
I gotta get off the
phone now.
Don't wait for me, Chlo.
You hear me?
Don't wait for me.
Try to find your happiness.
- [Maria] Is this possible?
A man who can heal
with just a touch?
I've been to the best
doctors and physicians,
but no one was able to help me.
How can I trust someone
I've never seen?
I am so weak and so tired
and I have been
disappointed so many times.
What if this is just
like the others?
But I can't ignore
this urge in me.
This desire for an answer.
I wonder, would this Jesus
be able to heal me too?
I know I should not
leave this house,
but this is a risk worth taking.
(inspirational music)
This could be my only chance.
(inspirational music)
(heart beating)
- Who touched me?
- Master, the people are
crowding and pressing.
There is no way we can
know who touched you.
- Someone did touch me.
I can feel the power in
the virtue leave my body.
- It was me.
I touched you.
Please, forgive me.
It was me.
It was me.
I touched you because
I have this issue,
this issue of blood
for 12 years.
The doctors, they
don't understand.
They couldn't cure.
I spent everything
trying to get better.
Instead of getting
better, I got worse.
But I touched you.
I touched you
because I believed
you can heal me
and you did.
You healed me.
I can feel it.
I can feel it in my body.
I can feel it.
My God.
- Daughter, your
faith has made well.
Go in peace.
(uplifting music)
(foreboding music)
- What're you in for?
Hey, I'm talking to you.
What're you in for?
- Wrong place at the wrong time.
- Me, the guy in the
other and the other cell,
all wrong place, wrong time.
I knew who you are.
I know what're doing here.
I know all about you, Barabbas.
- If you know me so well,
you know I'm not the
one to be played with.
And if you know everything,
why you asking me?
- Just making conversation.
- Conversation, okay.
Listen here, homie.
You and me, we two criminals
that made every possible
wrong decision to get here.
Me, personally,
I had every reason to
do the right thing.
But doing the wrong thing
seems to come so natural to me.
The wrong friends.
Wrong career choices.
The wrong path.
And inevitably, here I am.
Locked up with you.
I used up all my choices.
I used up all my chances.
Only way I'm getting out
of here is in a body bag.
- You and me too, my friend.
- Who's he?
- That's the King of the Jews.
Jesus of Nazareth.
- That's him?
He don't look like
no king to me.
He look just like one of us.
- Yeah, and they hope he
dies like one of us too.
Some religious leaders dragged
him in here last night.
- Yeah?
What'd he do?
- It's what he didn't do
that got him thrown in here.
See, they expected him
to bow down to them
and the way they did things.
When he didn't, then
it became a problem.
- And they trying
to get him executed?
- Religion can be a
dangerous thing, my friend.
It'll do just about anything
to protect itself
when threatened.
- You think they gonna
take it that far?
Put an innocent man to death?
I doubt it.
I think he's the one that's
gonna get that pardon.
- I think, within
the next few days,
we're gonna see some unexpected
things unfold around here.
(somber music)
- You know, I just,
I finally started to think
that we were actually
gonna have a normal life.
You know?
And all the pieces, they
seemed to be coming together.
And I was starting
to feel secure.
But now, I don't even
know what I'm gonna do.
- There's nothing you can do.
You've done all you can do.
You've prayed all you can pray.
And here we are.
It's in God's hands now.
Only He can fix this.
It's gonna be okay.
Hey, are you expecting anyone?
- No.
- How?
I thought--
- Baby, I've been
given another chance.
I was on death row with
this other man, right?
But there was something
different about him.
A few days earlier, some
of the religious leaders,
they had him arrested
for no reason at all.
They tortured him.
They interrogated him for hours.
And the head of this group,
he wanted him dead and more.
They even got witnesses
to testify against him.
Baby, they lied on him.
He just stood there and took it.
- Who? Who was he?
- His name was Jesus
and he took my place.
(inspirational music)
- You know, we've been
hearing and reading
about this man for so long
and he's here.
I never thought it would
happen in my own life time.
But he's really here.
This is an exciting time.
Where is he?
Can you lead us to him?
- Wait a minute, wait.
Before you go any further,
did you have to give
this man anything?
An offering?
A gift?
Your first born?
- I didn't have to
give him a thing.
He just asked what
he could do for me.
That's it.
I think he knew I didn't
have anything to give anyway.
Beggars usually don't.
Hence the begging, you know?
- So you gonna stand
there and tell me
that this King of
Kings, as you call him,
stopped everything
for a lonely beggar?
- That's exactly
what I'm telling you.
This man cares about everybody,
even lowlifes like us.
You know, it happened, man.
It's real.
He healed my eyes.
- What did you do
to deserve that?
What makes you so special?
- Nothing special about me.
Nothing at all.
I was a lowlife, you know?
I lived under a bridge.
I ate garbage.
Smelled like garbage.
Half the time, I
felt like garbage.
But ever since I
encountered the Messiah,
something's different, man.
I'm different.
- I have to meet him.
I have to see for myself.
I just don't wanna
hear about it.
I want my own experience, man.
- Absolutely.
We can go right now.
Gibs, I wanna take you with us.
- Look, before you
say anything else.
I don't have time to be
chasing any more preachers.
Look, if you wanna
go, go ahead and go.
I respect that.
But respect my decision.
I'm gonna stay right here.
- Gibs,
you have nothing to lose.
Just come and meet the man.
- Sorry, Perez,
I just don't have
it in me anymore.
- Can I say one more
thing before we go?
- I'm listening.
- Look,
I can stand here all day long
and tell you about this man
and what he's done for me.
I could write a song
or paint a picture,
but nothing I could do
would do it any justice.
What happened to me
was just that amazing.
You gotta meet him for yourself.
Trust me.
You'll never be the same.
So what do you say?
All three of us.
We can go meet him right now.
(inspirational music)