Blue Bayou (2021) Movie Script

This is my daughter.
Hey. Hey.
Just give me a second, okay?
You have any shop experience?
Uh, yes, sir.
Antonio LeBlanc.
How you get a last name
like that?
I was adopted.
- Hey.
- Where you from?
Uh, I'm from about an hour
north of Baton Rouge.
You know, small town
called St. Francisville.
And where you from? Like, born?
I see what you mean.
Uh, I was born in Korea.
- LeBlanc.
- Yes, sir.
Yeah, I mean...
Says here
you have two felonies.
Uh, y-yeah, but they were
for nonviolent crimes.
You know,
I wouldn't hurt nobody.
What'd you steal?
You know,
I can fix just about anything.
You know, I can fix
motorcycles, you know, cars.
- Hell, I can fix a lawn...
- What'd you steal?
You know, but that was...
a long time ago.
You know, I could...
If you give me a chance,
you know, I could be
a real asset to your workplace.
I don't think so.
Sir, you got kids?
I've got a couple.
I got this baby on the way,
and I'm just looking
for another job.
Where you work at now?
Tattoo parlor.
I think
you're better off there.
Can't help you.
Okay. Thank you.
Come on, let's go.
Keep up! Come on!
Baby, you're gonna need
to sign up first.
You need to come back!
She looks healthy.
Yeah, it's a girl.
- Okay, we can wipe off the gel.
- Wait.
Can we hold a minute?
My husband's almost here.
- Jessie, what's the room number?
- How would I know?
- I wrote it on your hand!
- Oh.
- Uh, 67!
- Okay, come on.
- Two doors down, baby girl!
- We found it!
He's here.
It's a girl.
Fear tonight
after what was the largest
workplace immigration raid
in a single state
in U.S. history.
Some undocumented immigrants
in Mississippi
locked themselves
in their homes today...
Forgot your last name?
Looks like you're having
a hard time there.
I can't read.
Dad, help. It's stuck.
- Come on.
- You're gonna break it!
Here, let me help.
She did it!
You want those chips that bad?
Hey, what you say?
Thank you.
You're welcome.
You look like my daddy.
- Uh, yes, I do.
- Hey.
That ain't polite to say.
I like your hair.
- Thank you.
- We're having a baby. It's a girl.
Well, congratulations.
- You'll have a baby sister.
- Well, you gonna
tell her where we live now?
Okay. Come on.
It's time to go. Well, uh,
- thank you. What's-what's your name?
- Uh,
- Parker.
- Parker? Antonio.
Nice to meet you.
Come on.
You want me to come
and help out for a few days?
Yeah. Yeah, that would be nice.
- Yeah.
- Where you going, Mawmaw?
Oh, it's time
for me to go home, sweetie.
What time is it?
It's early. Go back to sleep.
- I have to get Jessie ready.
- No, shh.
- I got it, I got it. I got it.
- Okay.
- I got it. You, you need to rest.
- I'm gonna get up.
- I'm gonna get up.
- No, you gotta get... stay down.
- Stay down.
- Okay.
I got Jessie fed.
I'll get her to school.
- Are you sure?
- Yeah. I'm sure.
- Okay, I got it.
- Okay.
- Mm-hmm.
- Okay.
Thank you.
Hey, get dressed.
I'm driving today.
I saw you smoking.
Is that what you're wearing
to school today?
Yeah. Why?
Oh, nothing.
It's a good choice.
Come on, let's go.
We're gonna be late.
What's wrong?
I just want to spend
one last day with you
before things change.
- What you mean?
- You know.
Once the baby gets here,
you're gonna pay
less attention to me.
That's not true.
Who told you that?
It's okay. She'll be your kid.
- Hey.
- You're supposed to love her more.
- Hey, hey, stop right there.
- You'll leave me like Ace did.
I'm-a love you all the same.
Okay? I ain't going nowhere.
You hear me?
We'll see.
Stay right here.
All right, we're not going
to school today.
Get on.
I'm too short.
you're gonna need to grow,
because I can't be
picking you up all the time.
I'm gonna grow.
I'm gonna grow taller than you.
Then I'm gonna get a motorcycle
that you can't get on.
Oh, yeah?
Well, we'll see about that.
Who be paying $600
on some goddamn shoes?
I mean, what kind of fucking
diamonds they got in 'em?
Don't make no sense, man.
She's the one
that should be paying me,
not the other way around.
- He's talking so much.
- Hear me out, bro.
I been eating
all this nasty-ass healthy food
for about a month now,
and then on top of that,
on top of that,
I been working out
- every other day.
- You want to try?
I ain't missed a day yet.
I mean, shit, look at me.
I mean, I know I look
chiseled like a Greek god, bro.
You can't tell me
- no different.
- You skipped a couple days, Merk.
Ain't that some bullshit.
Whoa, man!
Come on, man.
What the fuck you doing?
Hey, man, chill.
I wasn't gonna let her.
- Somebody find a goddamn babysitter.
- Hey.
- Just let the girl tattoo you.
- What?
- All right, you done. Get the hell out of here.
- Shit.
- Get your whining ass out the chair.
- Well,
you come sit right here
and let her tattoo you,
- goddamn it.
- You want to do one on me?
- Let me see this shit.
- Look at it, bro.
- Really? - Yeah.
- Shit look dope, huh?
That look like a dog
took a shit on your back.
- That's what it looks like.
- Fuck you, bro. All day,
- you've been giving me shit.
- Why is you putting that on?
What you mean?
You want to see me naked?
You got to clean it
and wrap it.
If you knew what I was dealing
with on a regular day...
- Put it on my hand right here.
- That's why I don't want
- to shake your hand, Merk.
- I don't want to shake
- your raggedy hand, either.
- You know I can get shut down
- for this shit.
- Hey, chill out, man.
They're having a parent-child
bonding moment.
Don't mess that up.
How would you know
what that is?
Your mama done dropped you
on your head.
Ooh, watch it,
I'll come back by tomorrow
and shut this whole place down.
You better have papers
for Rodrigo's ass over here,
- 'cause I'll deport him, too.
- Bitch,
I was born here,
old ugly-ass motherfucker.
Shut the fuck up, you
meth head-looking motherfucker.
- Ooh.
- Please, stupid motherfucker.
- Good job.
- Antonio,
you wanted to talk?
Yes, ma'am.
Hey, stay right here, okay?
- What you need?
- You know, I'm having
a baby soon, and, uh,
you know, I was just wondering
if maybe, you know, you could
float me some clients.
I'm... I'm just
a little tight on cash.
How can you ask me for favors
when you haven't paid
your station fees?
Yeah. Okay.
I'm working on it.
- Is that it?
- Yes, ma'am.
What's that thing do?
Oh, this? This so the bad guys
can't hurt me.
You see,
we got a lot of bad people
in this country.
So, my job
is to find them
and kick 'em out.
Why would you tell her that?
She asked me a question.
The only bad guy in here
is you, Merk.
- Yeah, Merk!
- Yeah, Merk.
- You have bad tattoos.
- You're supposed to be on my side.
Stay out,
deporting motherfucker.
Shit, I'm going to work right
now. I'm done with y'all.
- How's your mom been, Jess?
- She's good.
How come
you don't visit anymore?
You got to ask your mama that.
What is this place?
Where we going?
Uh, it's my secret spot.
- Really?
- Yeah.
Not even your mama know.
- Look at this.
- Hey.
- Can I go in?
- You want to swim with the gators?
- Yeah.
- I mean, if you think you brave.
Which rock?
- Seriously.
- You trying to skip a rock?
There's no skipping
right there.
That just went
straight to the bottom.
Hey, Jessie.
Can I ask you a question?
What you said this morning,
was that a blue thought
or a true thought?
What you mean?
Well, was you saying that
because you was sad,
or you really think
that's true?
'Cause, you know,
the real truth is,
I chose you and your mama.
why you call me Dad?
- Hmm?
- Because you're my dad.
Because you chose me.
Just like I choose you.
Then why
did you cry at the hospital
when you saw the sonogram?
You never cry for me.
I cry for you all the time.
Like when I see
the way you dance.
When I see the way you run.
Not funny.
When I see how your face
look like in the morning.
When I smell
your stinky breath.
- When...
- I brush my teeth!
- Least my head's not small.
- You say
- my head's small?
- No. Don't.
- Oh, you gonna have to pay for that.
- No, I didn't. No.
- You're gonna have to pay for that.
- No, don't! Don't!
You gonna have to pay for that.
- You gonna have to pay for that.
- No, I didn't say that.
One. Two.
- I'm kidding. I'm not gonna do that.
- Obviously.
Where'd the cow go
on a vacation?
Where'd the cow go on vacation?
- Moo York.
- Moo York?
Okay, that was a pretty good one.
Ha! Wait, what?
Hey, be careful. Don't...
Don't... I got you!
You know what this is?
That's Spanish moss.
Oh. Hey!
- Stop tricking me.
- I'm not tricking you.
Take this. This is yours.
Hey, don't tell your mama.
- Okay?
- Okay.
- I believe you now.
- Believe what?
That you're gonna
love us the same.
There's a fly on your face.
Come on, let's go.
How about this one
- right here?
- Beautiful.
Here, put it on my ear.
- Okay.
- You gonna put it on my ear?
- And I'll give you one.
- How I look?
- It looks good.
- Okay.
Hey, now we all have flowers.
Gonna eat it?
- Come on.
- Eat what?
Hey, I was thinking
of going back to work.
Just part-time.
- Hey.
- All right, Kathy,
you need to let me see my daughter.
I told you, she's been sick.
She can't be sick
every weekend.
Well, she said she wants
to stay home this weekend.
Kathy, you listen to me
right now. You are gonna let me
see her on Saturday.
- No, Ace. I mean it.
- You're trying to keep me
from seeing my daughter,
that's what you're doing.
- No, I'm not.
- Yes, you are.
- Yes, you are.
- Hey, you turned
your back on us. You left us.
You gonna
hold that on me forever?
You don't get a say
in this anymore.
- Yeah.
- Don't. Don't you dare
try and put this on him.
He's always been there
for me and Jessie.
No, you can't just call
whenever you want.
Everything all right
with Jessie today?
You're doing good.
She told me you were looking
for another job.
Don't worry.
It'll come.
You stay right, and...
things will work out.
I promise.
Hey. You think, uh,
Jessie should spend more time
with Ace?
Where's this coming from?
You know, I just think
that maybe...
she need to spend more time
with her daddy.
You're her daddy.
I know.
I mean, I've tried.
I can't make her.
She doesn't want to.
You ever think
about how Ace feel?
Not even on my best day.
They barely knew each other.
What's all this? Huh?
Just stuff she wants.
Put it back.
We don't need any of this.
I can do that.
No problem.
Who is that?
Rhonda's just asking
if I can cover her for a day.
Why is she asking you?
"Win a trip to Hawaii"?
Can I have
some tapioca pudding?
"Can I have
some tapioca pudding," what?
Can I have
some tapioca pudding, please?
Now put it back, okay?
Jessie, now hurry up.
We've got to pick stuff up
from Grandma's.
Hey. Hey, you get the picture
I sent you last night?
- Picture? Picture of what?
- Yeah.
Of the sausage.
So, it's a kind of andouille.
Yeah, some new Cajun shit.
I picked it up at Winn-Dixie.
Look at that.
Why are you showing me
a picture of that?
Huh? You got to order this shit
online, it's so fucking good.
- You get your sausage online?
- Huh?
Yeah, well, when it's premium
sausage like this, I do.
Yes. That's for sure.
Hey. Hey,
why don't we go on a trip?
Why don't we decide what
we're gonna buy for dinner?
No, I'm serious. We never been
on a family vacation, okay?
I'd love that.
But... we can't afford it.
- Chips, chips, chips...
- Yes, we can. - With what money?
I'll sell my bike.
Okay, excuse me, folks.
We're on duty.
We're gonna need some service.
Uh, hey, you guys have any
of the premium sausages?
Hey, where you want to go?
- Just stop. Just stop.
- Hawaii!
Just... You don't think I want
to be the fun parent, too, huh?
Let's go to Hawaii.
Hey, what you need
to go to Hawaii?
- I might need some sunscreen and bathing suits.
- Stop it.
Bathing suit. What else?
Some Cheetos.
Hey! I'm done, okay?
Let me show you a picture.
Something like that.
I asked you a question.
Did-did you take Jessie
to school yesterday?
'Cause I got a call saying
she never showed up.
We needed to spend
some time together, okay?
We needed to spend
some time together.
You need to be her parent,
not her friend.
I mean, of course
I want you to spend time
- with her, but...
- Kathy?
She don't look that sick to me.
Hey, baby.
Hey, darling.
Hey, where you going?
- Where you going, baby?
- What's going on here?
- Huh?
- It's okay.
What's going on here?
Hey, isn't that your kid?
Y... Nah, it's okay, Denny.
Oh. You the guy who
won't let him see his child.
- Den, just go wait in the car.
- No, no, no.
- Let's figure this out.
- Just go wait in the car, Denny.
We all here.
Let's figure this out.
Why don't you go wait
in the car while we talk, okay?
What'd you say to me? Listen,
I'm an officer of the law.
- You don't tell me what to do.
- Why don't you go wait
- in the car. We talking, okay?
- Okay, you will address me
- as "sir." We can talk.
- We talking. Okay? We talking.
- But you will address me as "sir."
- Okay?
- Okay, okay, let's, let's go.
- "Sir." Let's try it.
- "Sir."
- Come on. Let's go.
- And did I say you could leave?
- Bye, baby. Bye, sweetie.
- Don't you walk away from me.
- Bye, honey.
Hey, look, you don't walk away
from an officer of the law.
- Denny. Denny, let's go.
- Stop. Stop!
I'm-a tell you one last time!
- Okay, that's it.
- Jesus fucking Christ, Denny.
Put your arms behind your back.
- Let him go!
- Don't hurt him! - Do not resist!
- Ace! Ace, get him off of him!
- No...!
Jesus fucking Christ, Denny.
- No! Don't hurt him!
- Fuck you!
- No! Stop!
- It's okay.
- Daddy!
- Give me your hands. Give me your hand.
- No, Daddy! - Get on your knees!
- Ace, what the fuck?!
Do something!
No! Stop!
Don't hurt him!
It's okay.
It's okay.
Go back to your mama. Okay?
I posted bail.
He should have been out by now.
I'm sorry. It looks
like something came up.
It's just gonna take
a little longer to process.
- Just have a wait.
- What do you mean?
H-How long is this gonna take?
You're just gonna have to wait.
I'm sorry.
Can you please help me?
I have a little girl here.
Okay. Just give me a second.
I'll try to find out.
Thank you.
I'm gonna take Jessie
to my house.
She should wait here, with me.
This is no place for children.
No, Mom, we're gonna wait here
for Antonio.
So, it looks
like he's not here anymore.
ICE took him.
- What?
- Yeah.
Immigration and Customs
Enforcement has him now.
I really wish y'all
would have come to me sooner.
Once a judge makes
the decision,
it's hard to get it overturned.
I just don't understand
how they can deport him.
He was adopted.
When'd you come
to this country?
Well, there was a bill
that was passed in 2000
that grants, uh,
citizenship to adoptees,
but it only protects kids
who were adopted after 2000.
Looks like maybe
your parents...
They're not my parents.
whoever had custody of you,
looks like they didn't follow
the proper procedure
to change your status.
How's that his fault?
I'm not saying it's his fault.
It's a loophole DHS is using
to deport people.
You also have
a criminal record.
They dropped the charges.
No charges were filed.
No, from before.
He has a past record.
ICE is targeting people
like you,
adopted or not.
- Where were you born?
- Korea.
We're married.
Doesn't that grant him
Even if you're married,
the proper steps
would've needed to be taken
for him to get a green card
or naturalized.
I don't... I don't...
I don't understand.
Can't we do something
about this?
H-He has two kids.
I mean, listen to him.
Look at him.
- He's American.
- It doesn't matter
what he look like.
It's immigration policy.
I was brought here
when I was three.
I've been here
for over 30 years.
Well, sometimes with
these international adoptions
in the '80s, the...
- the proper paperwork wasn't filed.
- Yeah, but, like...
like I said, I've been here
for over 30 years.
Okay? Can't you
just tell them that-that...
that I was...
I was adopted by white people.
I understand your frustration.
I really do, but...
that's not how it works.
Now, here are your options.
You can...
depart voluntarily...
No, fuck that.
...and have a chance
of receiving status.
Or you can stay and appeal.
But if you do that
and the judge
don't rule in your favor,
you forfeit any opportunity
to return to this country.
What does that mean?
It means,
if he fights and loses,
he can never come back.
I'm not leaving my family.
At this stage,
we don't have a lot of options.
But let me see
what I can do to get you back
in front of a judge.
So, I need to talk to you
about my retainer fee.
Now, I usually charge $5,000
to start.
And then,
depending on how the case goes,
we can talk about that
at a later time.
You have a right to be here.
You won't have to leave
'cause they made a mistake.
It's not your fault.
We're gonna figure this out.
I'm gonna borrow some money
from my mom.
- Hey, don't do that.
- Why not?
We already borrowed money
for the bond.
How are we gonna pay
for the lawyer?
I'll talk to Ms. Jacci, okay?
Don't worry about it.
Give me the keys.
We barely have enough money.
I can't support two babies
on my own.
Kathy, you're not responsible
for him.
Yes, I am! This isn't right,
what's happening to him.
This is all too much for you.
they're trying to deport him.
- He's American.
- No, he's not, Kathy.
- He's not American.
- What do you mean?
You know he was adopted.
Hey, baby girl.
Are you okay?
I'm okay.
I'm good.
Are you getting kicked out?
Nah, baby girl.
I ain't going nowhere.
Who want a New Orleans tattoo?
See you tonight.
Oh. Oh, baby.
Tattoo! Tattoo!
Who want a tattoo?!
I live on the other side
of the river.
I'm just trying
to make some money.
- Hey, you want a tattoo?
- No, bro.
- No, thank you.
- Who wants a tattoo?!
Y'all want a tattoo?
Hey, who want a tattoo?
Hey. Antonio?
Oh, yeah.
At the hospital. Right?
- Yeah. How are your girls?
- H-Hey.
Excuse me.
Hey. Hey.
Tattoo. Yeah,
y'all want some tattoos?
Y'all look like you're in love. Sir.
Tattoo. You want a tattoo?
Come on, man.
Hey. Hey, come on, man.
How-how about I put
a nice eagle on your back.
- Okay?
- I don't need it.
- Come on. You know, you could get a tattoo...
- No.
...come back to the Quarter,
get yourself a nice date.
Hey, come on.
I'll do it for cheap.
Hey! I'll do it for cheap!
I'll have a tattoo!
You for real?
You gonna give me
a tattoo or not?
Uh... okay.
Um, but how'd you get here?
Uh, bus.
You scared of motorcycles?
Okay. Well, you know...
yeah, I only got one helmet
for now, but, uh,
you know, y-you could wear mine
and then I could...
Yeah, you take this.
Stevie. Put that down, huh?
All right, guys.
Come on.
Put the balls away.
Time for lunch.
Good job. Good hustle.
It ain't right,
how Kathy treats you.
I didn't ask for your help.
I was just trying to help you,
trying to put him in his place.
I don't solve my problems
like you, Denny.
That's our difference.
Well, because of what I did,
you're probably gonna get to
see your daughter all the time.
What you mean?
He's getting deported.
Yeah, he's a fucking illegal.
Kathy! Kathy.
Kathy, you're not
- taking my daughter. Kathy.
- I'll be right back.
No, no, no, no.
You can't come in here.
Are you gonna touch me like...?
Take your hands off me.
- What are you doing here?
- Oh, you gonna deal with me, huh?
- Yeah, I'm gonna deal with you.
- Kathy, I told you all I want
- to do is talk to her.
- Shut up and stop talking.
That's all I want. What makes
that so difficult, huh?
You can't come to my work
and do this.
I can't?
It's been three months.
Three fucking months, Kathy.
- It's bullshit.
- I'm not forcing her.
You can't just decide if you
want to be part of her life...
It don't matter!
It don't matter
i-if she wants to or not.
You need to let me
see my daughter.
It's not my fault she doesn't
want to spend time with you.
- That's the situation you created.
- It's my right.
- You weren't around.
- It's my right.
She don't know you.
Get out.
You better not think of
leaving this country with her.
We're not going anywhere.
You're the one
who created this mess.
I'll go back to court
if I have to.
Oh, look, you need to get out.
- You need to get out!
- All right?
- You need to get out of here!
- Okay?
- Get out of here.
- Okay.
- Want to get started?
- Mm-hmm.
Okay. So what you want?
You want a dolphin?
You want a rose?
You want...
"Thug Life" on your stomach?
What you want?
I want a fleur-de-lis.
Oh, fuck, you serious?
Why? What's wrong with that?
Oh, there's nothing wrong
with it. It's just, you know,
you from New Orleans.
It's like getting a palm tree
if you're from California.
Well, that's what I want.
Okay. Where you want it?
Um, on my wrist.
- Right here?
- Mm-hmm.
Okay. Yes, ma'am.
You ready?
- You okay?
- Yeah.
So, why a fleur-de-lis?
Um, it's my favorite flower.
Do you know what kind
of flower it is?
Never thought about it.
Thought it was clich.
You born here?
- No, Vietnam.
- Mm.
Where's that?
I'm kidding.
I see y'all around.
You remember anything?
Um, I remember
the fleur-de-lis.
Oh, they got that over there?
- Mm-hmm.
- Hmm.
For your information,
a fleur-de-lis
is a water lily.
I used to look at them in
the delta next to my village.
I told myself
if I ever get a tattoo,
that's what I would get...
a fleur-de-lis.
So why now?
'Cause I'm dying.
What? You thought
I was wearing this wig for fun?
How much I owe you?
It's on me.
What? No, no, no, no.
I want to pay for this.
Here, take it.
No, you know, I ain't gonna
take your money.
Put it back.
You can't offer a service
and not take the money.
We can stand here
and argue all day.
But I ain't gonna
take your money.
- Thank you.
- Mm-hmm.
Do you have a business card?
I get together with my family
once a month
for a big cookout.
You're gonna come and eat.
Bring your family, too.
Don't even think about not
showing up when I call you.
- I'm serious.
- Yes, ma'am.
Bitch-ass, where Q at?
- Oh, Lord!
- What's up?
What are you here for, bro?
Come on, what you here for?
Y'all busy these days?
Nah, bro.
You been doing too good, man.
And your girl not about
to kill me, so I don't...
- I don't think I could...
- I'm getting deported.
You know, I need money
for a lawyer.
Hey, come on. We gonna
figure something out, bro.
Hey, hey, hey. Calm down.
What? What did you do?
What's going on?
Why's her hair look like that?
She said she wanted to have
the same hair color as you.
- I hate it!
- Why is it bleeding down her face like that?
She did that all on her own. Okay.
Calm down, okay?
We're gonna wash it now.
It's okay. It's okay.
Come here, baby. Come here,
come here, come here.
Hey, Jessie,
it don't look that bad.
- Yes, it does!
- Jessie, it don't look that bad.
That's what I've
been saying, okay?
- It looks interesting.
- Hey.
Hey. Jessie.
Hey. Hey.
Hey. It look like, um,
it look like one of them
movie stars.
- Yeah, you do.
- Really?
Like, uh, uh...
- Who?
- Uh, well, what's her name?
- Uh, Kim...
- Kim?
- Kim.
- Do you know Kim?
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
- Yeah!
- You totally do. Look at you.
- Kim Kardashian, that's the one.
- Look at you.
- You look like her.
- You're so pretty.
Only a confident person
can have a hair color
like that.
I mean, I wish I could
change my hair like that.
- Oh, come on.
- Okay.
- No, I-I take that back.
- Uh-huh.
- Hmm.
- Oh.
I mean, I didn't mean
right... hey.
Come on, don't walk at me
like that.
Don't walk at me like that.
Oh, no! Hey, hey.
Come on, have some mercy, okay?
How about let's change it
to black?
- Okay?
- It already is black.
- We're not going to do that.
- How about, uh...
Come on, help me out here.
Daddy needs to keep
his promise now.
- Okay.
- Yeah. I think...
What are we gonna do? Jessie?
What color?
That one?
- Oh, come on.
- Perfect.
- Get that in there, okay? Both... yeah.
- Oh, it's a lot.
- Oh, man.
- Okay.
Use both of your hands
and just get in there.
This is like spreading
with butter.
I like that.
You like your new hair?
- I feel so confident.
- Oh.
You know I'd go to the Moon
with you, right?
I ain't scared.
Man, I want to see the pyramids
and shit.
Cave drawings and shit.
Fuck your pyramids, bro.
- Hey, fuck you, man!
- Man, if I'm on vacation,
I ain't trying to see
no fucking pyramids,
riding around in the van
and shit, bro.
- What the fuck you trying to do?
- Trying to be on
a motherfucking beach sipping
a motherfucking mai tai.
Fuck that mai tai. You don't
even know what the fuck
a mai tai is. Always talking
about a damn mai tai.
Don't worry
about it, motherfucker.
I just want to drink the shit,
how about that?
Yo, Antonio!
You know the drill, bro.
For every bike you get, I give
you a thousand dollars.
But if you get any Ducatis,
I'll give you two grand.
- Fuck, it's hot!
- Man, y'all need to shut the fuck up,
'cause ain't nobody going
nowhere if y'all don't
- get the job done right.
- Man, fuck you, too, bro!
Mal, bruh,
if you're gonna go somewhere,
you could see some shit, man.
Get some fucking culture!
Expand that little pea-sized
brain of yours.
I am gonna see some shit, bro!
Some big-ass booties
in bikinis right in front of me
on the fucking beach,
with my mai tai!
- And all you gonna do is fucking look...
- What the fuck
y'all need to go that far
to see that shit for?
Man, you can see that shit
at Rick's on Bourbon,
you dumbass basic bitch.
- Tell him.
- Come on, man, we got work to do.
Y'all basic, man. Fuck y'all.
- Fuck all y'all, man.
- With your goofy ass.
Where would you go?
I'd stay the fuck right here.
Go, go, go, go, go, go, go!
Come on, baby!
- Let's go, let's go, let's go!
- Come on, man.
Leave it, leave it, man,
leave it.
Go, let's roll, let's go,
let's roll, let's go,
let's roll, let's go,
let's roll!
What are you doing?! Come on!
- Hurry your ass up!
- Come on!
- Come on!
- Come on!
Come on, man,
drop the fucking bike!
Antonio! The police
coming, man...
I need one more bike!
- Fuck!
- Come on!
- Hold on!
- I'm not leaving him.
Fuck, fuck, fuck!
Police! Freeze! NOPD!
- Come out!
- You're surrounded!
Yo! You break that shit,
you buying it!
- I ain't buying...
- Man, you buying that shit.
Antonio, you nearly got arrested, jefe.
What, you making love
to that motherfucker?
Hurry up, man, shit!
- Let's move, let's move.
- Let's go, let's go, let's go!
I'm in the process
of trying to get you
a merits hearing.
But I want us to start
preparing ahead of time,
just in case we're granted one.
Now, there's some things
that are gonna help
with the hearing,
things that make a great case
for your need to stay.
All right? Do you have
any ailing relatives
- that require your assistance?
- Uh, no.
How about children
under the age of 18
that would be left alone here
if you were to depart?
Uh, yeah, yeah.
I got a-a stepdaughter
and I got a daughter
on the way.
But would they be left alone?
Uh, no.
Okay, um, it looks
like you work.
So you're not
the sole provider.
Uh, no. We both work.
Oh. Okay.
And you, um, didn't come here
as a refugee,
so there's no threat
of violence in your homeland.
So that doesn't apply.
It looks like our
best bet here is, uh,
to try to prove that you are
a valued member of society.
Which is going to be
quite a challenge
because of
your criminal record,
but at this point,
it's-it's all...
it's the only option we have.
Now, we're gonna need a lot
of support here.
All right? Friends, family,
uh, parents.
Uh, members of your church
if you attend one.
Anybody that can paint
a picture for the judge
that you're a positive part
of this community.
Yeah, we can get
some people together.
Good. Um, how about
your adoptive parents, Antonio?
They passed away.
Oh, okay.
Any other family members
from your parents' side?
- Uh, aunt, uncle, grandparent?
- Uh, no.
Okay, so we'll just
have to go with what we got.
Were you able to put together
the retainer fee?
So, uh, we were...
Uh, yeah, uh...
I was able to get an advance
from work.
- Man, how you did that shit?
- Man, I told you, man.
Ain't no way
that's the same bike.
You must've did some voodoo
to this shit.
What the fuck you think
I do here, Merk?
I thought you just swept,
I didn't know
you worked on 'em.
And you got to pay
for this shit.
- Pay for it?
- This ain't no charity shop, Merk.
If you're gonna charge me
for it, you could've cleaned
- the motherfucker first.
- Hey, hey, shut that bike off!
I'll impound that shit so fast.
Get over here.
Can I help you officers
with something?
Shut the fuck up.
What the fuck you doing here?
You illegal motherfucker,
ain't they kick you out yet?
- You got a problem, bro?
- Who the fuck are you?
- ICE, bitch. Who are you?
- I don't give a fuck.
I should write you a ticket
for disturbing the peace.
- Write me a ticket? That's cute.
- Yes, sir.
Just like that coconut
you're walking around with.
Yeah, I'm real cute, ain't I?
You guys hear anything about
a dealership getting hit
a few days ago?
- No, sir, we don't know...
- What'd I fucking tell you?
Keep your mouth shut.
I'm talking
to this motherfucker.
You're still getting deported?
- Getting what?
- Oh, shit.
You didn't even know your own
friend was getting deported.
Damn, they must be training you
good over at ICE.
If you do get deported,
Jessie stays here.
Now, I don't give a shit
what you do with your own kid.
But Jessie stays here.
I know you stole those bikes.
Come on, Denny, let's go.
I still owe you a good beating.
You all came.
This is it.
Uh, where's your restroom?
It's in the hallway,
to the right.
Thanks for inviting us.
We're happy to have you.
Oh, is that,
- is that soup?
- That's soup.
- Right.
- That's pineapple soup.
- Pineapple soup?
- Pineapple soup.
With okra and fish sauce.
The okra I know.
That's my mom.
- There?
- Mm-hmm.
Who's this?
My older brother.
Lilies were my mom's
favorite flowers.
When we escaped from Vietnam,
our dad decided to split us up
on two boats.
They didn't make it.
We came to the U.S.
as refugees.
Why'd your dad split y'all up?
Better chance that
half of us live.
I like your hair.
You ever eat this stuff before?
It's really good.
It's really good.
My dad says you have
a kind face.
Good, good.
Good. Good.
Being here make me feel
like I'm somewhere else.
Like I'm in Asia or something.
Kathy used to always ask me
if I remember my time
before I came to the U.S.
I told her no.
But that was a lie.
I remember my mom.
You remind me of her.
Come up and sing a song.
What do you guys know?
We know everything.
I feel so bad
I got a worried mind
Feel so lonesome
all the time
Since I left my baby behind
On Blue Bayou
Saving nickels,
saving dimes
Working till the sun
don't shine
Looking forward
to happier times
On Blue Bayou
I'm coming back someday
Come what may
To Blue Bayou
Where the folks are fun
And the world is mine
On Blue Bayou
Where those fishing boats
With their sails afloat
If I could only see
That familiar sunrise
Through sleepy eyes
How happy I'd be
Gonna see my baby again
Gonna be with some
of my friends
Maybe I'll feel
better again
On Blue Bayou
Saving nickels,
saving dimes...
I'm so sorry. I don't
understand what you're saying,
- but I'm trying to help you.
- Uh-huh.
Just... you have to hold
on to this, okay,
in order for me
to help you walk.
I'm trying to help you.
I'm trying to help you.
Antonio, I know that you, um,
you said that your adoptive
parents were not around,
but I did some digging
into your records
and found out that your
foster mother is still alive.
You need to tell Susanne
to come to the hearing.
I told her the hearing
was next week,
but I couldn't get her to agree
over the phone.
She said she wants you to come
in person and talk to her.
Yeah, of course.
We'll go today.
She's about two hours away.
- In St. Francisville.
- I can't do that.
Look, it's all I could do
to convince the judge
to get you another hearing.
- This is your last chance.
- No, she don't need to be there.
What are you talking about?
We need everyone we can get.
We need her to come, Antonio.
You're running out of choices.
Well, what about Merk, hmm?
I got a friend,
he work for ICE.
What about, what about Merk?
- That's not enough.
- He's enough!
He's not, he's-he's not enough.
We need to send the strongest
messaging to the judge...
- Fuck messaging. No, fuck that!
- Do you want to keep
- our family together or not?
- No, I don't want her there!
- We need this.
- I don't want her there!
The people that you have coming
are your friends.
Susanne is your parent.
She ain't my fucking parent.
Yeah, that's right, because
you told me she was dead.
Okay, come on,
guys, look, look.
I know this is hard.
I've done a lot of these cases,
and it brings up the past.
It's painful.
You need to tell her to come
to the hearing.
No, fuck that.
I won't do it.
How come you didn't tell me?
Antonio, I'm talking to you!
Were you ever gonna tell me?!
You have to talk to her.
If you want to stay,
you have to.
Hey! Wait a minute.
- You got my money?
- I don't got the money, Ms. Jacci.
You better have my money.
I don't got the money,
Ms. Jacci! Okay?
Let me get you straight.
No money, no job.
I don't got the money.
No job? Okay.
- Pick up this shit and get out.
- Okay, I'll pack my shit
and I'll leave.
What you doing here?
I came here for another tattoo.
What you think this is, huh?
Free therapy?
You think getting a tattoo
gonna save your life?
Hey, Jessie.
Hey, Jessie. Hey.
Hey, d... hey. Hey.
Hey, where you... hey, hey,
where you going?
Where you going?
I ain't gonna hurt you.
I ain't gonna hurt you.
I'm your daddy, okay?
How you doing?
How was school?
Listen, I need, I need
to tell you something.
Okay? I need you to listen,
really hear me. Okay?
I know I messed up.
And I-I know I-I shouldn't
have left y'all.
And I'm really sorry.
But I'm gonna make up for it.
Okay? I promise.
Come here. Hey.
You okay?
You know, at some point, we're
gonna have to figure this out.
You can't keep her
from me forever.
If Antonio gets deported,
I'm filing for custody.
And there's no way no judge
is gonna think
you taking her is a good idea.
And what if I do, huh?
What if I do take her?
You know he's been stealing
motorcycles again, right?
Let's go.
Hi, Jessie.
Hi, Dad.
I got you some flowers.
Y'all ain't gonna talk to me?
Who is that?
It's my mom.
- What is she doing here?
- What do you mean?
I'm gonna get
a few things together.
- Okay.
- What's she talking about?
- We're done.
- Hey, what's she talking about?
Come here.
Is there anything
you want to tell me?
What you mean?
It's okay. It's okay.
You, you can talk to me.
- Yeah, I know...
- Yeah.
- Yeah, I know that.
- I love you.
- I love you, too.
- Yeah.
Have you been meeting up
with Q?
No. No.
No, Kathy. Hey.
Hey. What's going on?
- Hey, Kathy, what's going...
- You're a fucking liar!
Fucking... fucking lying to me.
You think I'm fucking stupid?
I-I knew Jacci didn't
give you that money.
Hey, come on.
Hey, let me talk to you.
- Don't touch me.
- No. Hey. No. Hey, Kathy,
let me, let-let me,
let me talk to you for...
- I'm done! I am done.
- For one second.
How was I supposed to get
that kind of money, okay?
What was I supposed to do?
Yeah, I'm trying to keep
the family together.
No, you're not.
We needed a lawyer, so I got
the goddamn money, Kathy.
You think I care
about the money?!
I would g... I would go
with you to...
to anywhere if you had tried.
But you... you won't even
talk to your mom.
That's crazy.
Do you see how crazy that is?
You won't even talk to her
to stay here,
but you think stealing
is the right way?
You don't know what you saying.
- Yes, I do.
- No, you don't.
- Yes, I do.
- You don't know what you saying, no.
It's simple.
You won't even talk to your mom
and ask her to come so you can
be with your family.
How come you never told me?
How are we married
when I don't even know
that your mom's alive?
- I don't know you.
- Yeah.
Yeah, you don't know me.
You don't know nothing
about that. Okay?
Okay, you don't,
you don't want to know
that the people
who brought me here...
you don't want to know
that the people
who brought me here
gave me up
after six months, okay?
You don't want to know
that I went from foster home
to foster home
and-and when I...
- You never told me that.
- I know, and when I
finally thought I ended up
with some parents, okay,
that man beat the shit
out of me every goddamn day
and she didn't
do shit about it!
And you want me to go
back there and beg her.
No, you want me to go back...
She ain't gonna help me, okay?!
If she didn't help me before,
she ain't gonna help me now!
- It's time to go, Kathy.
- Dawn!
Get the fuck out my house.
Come on, Kathy.
You need to leave.
Well, you never told me.
Get in the car, baby.
Coming, Daddy?
Nah, baby girl.
Go with your mama.
Jessie, let's go.
You done fixing that man?
Just go.
When did Henry die?
About ten years ago,
give or take.
I'm here to ask you, uh,
if you'll come to
a merits hearing for me.
They're trying to deport me.
Will you come?
You just have to show up
and talk to the judge,
that's it.
I am just asking you
for this one thing.
Will you come?
Why'd you have me come
all the way over here?
I don't know.
You want to know why I left?
'Cause when we
used to get beat up together,
I always tried to protect you.
And that day I asked you
to leave with me,
you stayed.
You never chose me.
Susanne, you never chose me.
That's all I wanted.
You okay?
Your body holding up?
Your dad don't mind
I'm doing this?
He's just happy that I'm happy.
You think he'd mind
if I ask him something?
He doesn't mind.
Can you ask him if he regrets
splitting y'all up
on two boats?
Do you know why I like
the fleur-de-lis, Antonio?
Because water lilies look
like they have no roots.
But they do.
They can't survive
without them.
When I was 12...
Henry, my dad...
...he told me I got a letter
from my real mama.
At first, I didn't believe him
because why would she send me
a letter after all that time?
He kept talking about it.
Every day.
He asked me if I wanted
to see it; I told him no.
But when I finally asked
if I could...
...he told me he threw it away.
Like it was nothing.
But then I found it.
What did it say?
It was written
in broken English,
so it was hard to read, but... said she tried
to drown me.
She held me under that water.
I guess she couldn't go through
with it, so she gave me up.
She kept me as long
as she could.
It's okay.
You have to put it on.
Just for a little bit.
This is your daughter.
Hey, Jessie.
Come here, it's okay.
Come here.
I talked to Susanne.
My mom.
You did?
She ain't coming.
That's it?
You three?
Where's Antonio?
What are you doing here?
If Antonio stays, Jessie stays.
Thank you.
All rise.
Court is now in session.
The Honorable Judge Adams
You didn't think
I was gonna pay you back,
did you?!
Don't you dare.
Come on.
Let's go to your room.
I got to go.
Got to go.
You drive.
I'm gonna take
all that leftover shit...
fat, lard,
dick, ears...
from all different animals,
and I'm gonna stuff it
in goddamn intestines.
That's how they make sausage?
Huh? I can't believe
I've been eating that shit.
Now, when I eat it,
all I can think about is...
Denny, can you shut
the fuck up?!
For just one goddamn minute
in your fucking life!
All right. Jesus.
I was just sharing.
You're welcome, by the way.
What you mean?
I took care of him.
Took care of...
What you mean?
- What you talking about?
- I told you.
I told you
I'd take care of him.
Me and a few friends,
we found him at a diner.
So we picked him up,
took him out to the woods,
beat the shit out of him.
I thought we killed him.
You should've seen him.
He kept going, like, uh...
"No, no, please stop it.
"I have to go to court.
Please, please.
Let me go to court."
I'm like, "Nah,
you ain't going to court."
Actually, it's kind of funny
when you think about it,
we're always trying
to put 'em in court, huh?
- Oh, Denny.
- What?
I'd like to shake your hand.
- All right.
- Yeah.
There we go.
What are you...?
Hey. Come on.
What is this?
Ace, come on.
Stop being silly, now.
- We got to go to work.
- Look at me.
You're going to fucking jail.
What? Hey. Hey.
Hey, you better think
about what you're doing!
We're supposed
to stick together!
You just fucked up, Ace!
Fucking sh...
Oh, this motherfucker.
He better be bluffing,
his ungrateful ass.
What the fuck?!
You know what the hell
you did to us?!
- What? No. What'd I do?
- Huh?!
- Say something, you piece of shit!
- Fuck!
Stupid fucking ass!
You don't know
what you did to us!
Hey, Kathy, it's okay.
It's okay.
It's okay. It's okay.
My brother.
Take care of yourself, man.
I will.
Last time I saw my mom,
she didn't want to let me go.
She held me tight.
That's what I remember.
We always want the best thing
for our families, Antonio.
It just don't always turn out
the way we thought.
Good morning, bro.
Look, man, I know you're busy,
but I need to know
if an Antonio LeBlanc
checked in today.
Hold on.
Yeah, he's here.
Can you tell me
who's escorting him?
It look different
in the morning.
I see why you like it out here.
It's beautiful.
If you run...
...I won't catch you.
- Love you, brother.
- Okay.
Miss, you're gonna follow me.
Ma'am. Ma'am.
- Ma'am, you have to follow me, okay?
- No. You can't. Can't.
- They gone, Ace.
- What?
- They-they left already.
- Who left? Did Jessie go?
- Yeah. Yeah, they're all...
- Where'd they go?
- They all gone to the airport.
- Shit.
- You might catch them.
- Shit.
Come on, Jessie. Come here.
Hurry up.
Excuse me.
What are you doing here?
We're going with you.
Sir, you can't leave
your car there.
Okay. Come on.
Come on, come on.
This is my family.
Excuse me.
- Okay.
- Sir, next.
Come on, let's go.
Oh, excuse you.
Stop! Jessie!
- Oh, my God.
- Jessie!
Hey, buddy.
Excuse me. Jessie!
I just want to say goodbye
to my daughter.
Okay. Okay.
Say goodbye to Ace.
I don't know when
I'm gonna see you again.
Can I have a hug?
I'll see you, baby, okay?
I'm sorry, baby.
I'm sorry.
Y'all need to stay.
- What are you...
- No, Kathy. Y'all need to stay.
- No, w-we're coming with you.
- Yeah.
- We're going with you.
- No, no, I have, I have to go
by myself, okay?
Jessie wants to be with you.
I want to be with you.
- I know.
- We're going with you. We're family.
- We're family.
- I know. Just listen to me, okay?
I don't even know
where I'm gonna stay at.
I'll go first.
I'll get everything set up,
and y'all meet me there later.
Don't-don't do this.
- We're...
- It's-it's for the kids.
it's for the kids, okay?
- It's gonna be okay. I promise.
- We'll-we'll come. We'll come.
Give me the baby. Give me the baby.
Jessie, I got to go, okay?
Come on. You had your time.
Come on.
I love you so much.
I love you so much.
Okay. Okay.
Don't go! Please!
- Don't go!
- Hey!
- Just stay with us!
- I would stay for you, I would.
- You've had your time, sir.
- I would stay for you, I would.
- Stop! We want you to stay!
- Jessie.
Hey, everything's gonna be
fine. Hey, everything's
gonna be okay.
I'll see you soon.
I choose you! I choose you!
Please, Daddy!
Don't leave me! Please!
I choose you, too.
I choose you, too.
- Mr. LeBlanc, let's go.
- I can't stay.
No, I choose you! I choose you!
I can't. I can't stay.
I can't stay.
Jessie, he's got to go now.
No. No!
- No!
- It's gonna be okay, all right?
- Hey! Hey! Hey! Take it easy.
- Daddy!
She won't let go.
- Let him go.
- Don't leave me!
- Please, Daddy!
- You have to let go.
Don't go, Daddy! Don't!
Please! No! Stop!
- It's okay.
- Don't take my daddy!
- Don't!
- It's okay.
Please, don't go, Daddy!
Please don't take my daddy!