Brotherly Love (2015) Movie Script

(music playing)
Hey, yo, that's the, uh,
food, oh? Go grab that.
Give me the money.
Go grab
that, man.
What 'bout Chris?
He in the bathroom.
That's your
He's not my blood.
You back again?
How much money
you trying to lose?
(alarm clock ringing)
RADIO D.J.: Wake up, Little Joe
here. Rise and shine.
It's your host
with the most.
JACKIE: This is my
older brother, Eric,
but we call him June,
short for Junior.
He's been taking care of us
ever since our dad died.
He thought he was gonna
be a ballplayer
but life had other plans.
Our dad used to say,
"We do what we have to do."
Well, he's been holding down
at our house since he was 15.
("Lovely Day,"
by Jill Scott, playing)
JUNE: Serg, get up,
you know what it is.
Time to go.
Hey, I know
you heard me.
Get your ass up.
SERGIO: Oh, man.
JUNE: Hey, boy, you can't
sleep your dreams down, man,
you got to chase
it. Get up, boy.
Hey, I'm putting this money up
here on the dresser, all right?
JACKIE: His dreams are now in
my twin brother, Sergio.
Our mom says, Sergio's
first word was "Kobe."
Our dad was a musician,
but he was the biggest
76ers fan ever.
Doc, Barkley, Iverson,
they were our heroes.
Sergio was ranked one
of the top ten high school
players in the nation.
Which brings us to me, Jackie.
JUNE: Wake up.
6:00 and I don't wanna be
in that bathroom all day.
Jack, get up!
heard you.
I'm up.
I grew up listening
to all the Philly greats,
Jill Scott, Boyz II Men,
Musiq Soulchild.
Our dad used to play drums
for a lot of those groups.
When I was a kid I used to sit
in on some of the sessions.
I've been hooked
on music ever since.
("Lovely Day,"
by Jill Scott, playing)
Damn. Jack.
Jack, come on, man. It's
been a half hour already.
Get some money from June
for me before he leaves.
Please. Like 50.
Thanks, baby.
Jackie needs
some bread.
How much?
Half a man.
I just gave her
50 yesterday, yo.
Well, tell her I
said, "Get a job."
Hey, look, let me get
half of that apple, though.
Where your hooping gear?
You know we got practice,
JACKIE: Sergio's best
friends, Sean and Dez,
were always getting
him in trouble.
He knew better, but to
tell you the truth,
he probably would have been
bored without them.
Hey, bro. So, look,
it's a girl in there,
so when she come out, you're
going--you're going run in.
What she look like?
DEZ: Chill with all that. Be
worried about these snacks, bro.
All right.
All right.
Here she come.
Hey, cutie.
No hoes.
All right. Go ahead,
go for it. Go, go, go.
Hold that.
Grab me some
Skittles, dog.
Okay. Got some
barbeque jawn,
some Skittle jawn.
Oh, dang.
(music playing)
Come on!
Come on!
Our neighborhood was divided
into two sections,
the hilltop and the bottom,
where we're from.
The kids on the hill always
thought they were better
because they had
a little more money,
but we had all
the same problems,
drugs, crime, and
everything else.
Even though our
neighborhood was divided,
we all attended
the same school.
Overbrook High,
the castle on the hill.
It's located in the center
of all the drama.
We were always beefing.
There was a constant war
between them and us.
My two best friends
were Trina
and my brother June's
girlfriend, Simone.
Simone and June
have a son together.
TRINA: You don't have
to do that.
SIMONE: They'll try you.
They will shoot
all the time.
Hey, Jack, you do
your math homework?
JACKIE: Uh-huh. Why?
Let me see
that jawn.
I'm glad we ain't
got cheerleading
practice today.
I am not in the mood.
TRINA: Oh, that's right.
Girl, you better start doing
your own homework, Trina.
Why? I know you're
gonna do yours.
Ain't that what
friends are for?
Jack, I need
you to babysit
for me tonight.
I'm trying to go
to Peanut' party?
I love my nephew, but
I do not have kids.
Plus, I might be busy.
Yeah, right.
Never mind, I'll
ask your mom.
Oh. Y'all see
Chris' new car?
Girl, that boy is fine.
Last I checked
he was from the
hill, am I right?
So what? I will
break his ass down.
Right? But the dance
is coming up.
I'm thinking, date,
Jack, huh, Moni?
Uh-uh. Nope.
No. Uh-uh. I ain't
co-signing that one.
I ain't thinking
about no dance.
I could care less.
All right. Whatever.
I'm just trying to look
out for a sister.
I'm going to the
library where some
of y'all need to be.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Meet me at my locker
after school.
Yeah, and call me
if you could babysit.
CHRIS: What you
reading, sis?
You wouldn't
know it.
Well, try me.
Makes Me Wanna Holler.
By Nathan McCall.
You're spending all this
time in the library
and you're still judging
a book by its cover.
I just thought.
CHRIS: What?
That I was lost?
I read it and a few
others like it.
You're June's
sister, right?
Yeah, that's me.
And you and Sergio,
y'all are twins.
You did your homework.
You know, I be
seeing you at the game
doing your
cheerleadin' thing.
I always thought
you was cute
but I don't never
see you with no dudes.
You got a boyfriend?
These little boys
right here?
Yeah, right.
Plus, they all act like
they' scared of June.
Don't you live somewhere
down the bottom?
Yeah. And?
Not like that, but...
I drive that way
when I go way home.
I'd love to give
you a ride.
I'm asking
if you want.
I'm literally parked
right in front
of the school.
So maybe we
can meet there
and finish
Yeah? No?
I'll see you later.
Let's go.
Let's go.
("What We Do,"
by Freeway, playing)
JACKIE: Serg has always
been special to me.
As divided as our
neighborhood is,
Serg is the only thing that
seems to bring us all together.
("What We Do,"
by Freeway, playing)
Yeah, that's what
I'm talking about.
COACH: That's what
I'm talking about.
("What We Do,"
by Freeway, playing)
Man, I'm tired
as hell.
You better
get your rest.
It's going down
tonight, cousin.
Hey, you all going
to Nut' party tonight?
MAN: Hell, yeah.
So what you're
gonna do, Serg?
Yeah, I'm going.
You kidding me, man?
No, man. I mean, like,
after we graduate.
No, I mean, hopefully
go to a D 1 college.
You know, everybody
say I'm good enough,
but you never know
what can happen
between now and
then, you know
what I mean?
Yeah, you right.
Crazy thing
is though, man,
you're gonna get so
much better by then.
I'm thinking about
trying to go to
college too.
That's cool, bro.
And you definitely
could do it.
You think so?
I bet you could
do anything.
But first
things first.
Look, I already
know, man,
we got Bartram
this Friday
and you got to worry
about it.
You got Bartram
to worry about.
I don't worry.
I win.
Come on, man. And I
know you heard
about Nate Richards
committin' to Georgetown.
You better step
your game up.
He's 30
and he's
a senior.
It's his third
year as a senior.
All them scouts that's
gonna be there, bro,
I'm getting in my bag,
I'm dropping like
50 on 'em, count it.
"He's 30 years old.
I'm getting in my bag."
Look man, he gonna bust
all of us up and drop 50
if you don't lock him up.
That's all I'm saying.
("I'm a Hustla,"
by Cassidy, playing)
JACKIE: June has been
best friends with
these two brothers,
Peanut and Bunch
since he was five.
The three of them were
always up to no good.
But June takes care of them
like he takes care
of Serg and me.
You get my stash from Ty?
Yeah, yeah.
He said he needs four
a half by tonight.
Word? That's
what he said?
All right.
Yo, is this my CD?
It was.
Shit, you had my Drake
joint so we even, man.
Man, sit down.
Nigga, you drawin'.
Wiz for Drake?
How the fuck
is that even?
I'm bringing your shit
over tomorrow.
Yo, you seen that
boy Chris's car?
Hell, yeah,
that shit' dope.
I'm gonna take
that shit.
Word. I think it was
the eight cylinder jawn.
That was that
six cylinder.
He just had that
AMG kid on that.
He didn't spend no
60 "Gs" on that.
I can say if anybody
know, you know, huh?
You know I know.
Say, what's the word
on that homicide
last night?
Same shit.
Niggas on the hill
tripping about it.
Yeah, it's about
to get crazy out here.
You know all they like
to do is rumble up there
but niggas don't
got no heart.
No shit. But they can do
it however they wanna do.
Man, I say, we just stay
focus on this cheese.
Everything going
smooth right now.
We don't need no dumb
shit fucking it up.
You know what
I'm talking about?
Yeah, don't worry
about them nerds, man.
Let's get this money.
That nigga June over
there is always
trying to act like.
Oh, whoa, this nigga always
waving a gun and shit.
This crazy motherfucker.
Trying to act like he got some
important shit to do, right?
Nigga, that's
because I do.
I got responsibilities
to handle.
Shit, I'm trying to get
us to fuck up this
block, ASAP, nigga.
Jackie got to go turn
the music school
downtown next
year, you know?
I heard about
that school.
I might fuck
with it myself.
"Heard it myself,"
this nigga?
You know what,
I'm trying to make beats,
motherfucker, like, shit.
(music playing)
("Hush," by L.L. Cool J,
Just like I was saying,
you know Muhammad Ali
may be my pops that's why
I got them hands, son.
Dude, you got to stop
talking about your
mom like that, bro.
I'm just
joking, dawg.
Where's your
What, you ain't
had no homework?
Yeah, yeah.
I go to work
when I get home
from school.
Man, they better
be lucky even
go to school
anymore, for
real, brother.
The only reason I go
is because that's where
everybody else
at all day.
Yeah, but real talk,
man, you heard what
happened to Omar?
Him and some
dudes from the
Hill got hit up.
They dead?
Deader than
disco music.
And, now, it's gonna
start a war.
Yeah, y'all
better be ready
to knuckle up.
Huh? First up, you
better be ready
to knuckle up.
There you go again,
man. Look.
That's all I'm saying.
I'm out.
Why are you
so quiet?
What do you want
me to say?
You can say whatever's
on your mind.
You do know it's
dangerous out
here for you,
with me?
You didn't know I
wasn't into this
whole war thing?
You didn't know
you didn't have
a choice?
Ah, this is my
jawn right here.
What you know
about this?
That's you.
That's you.
Well, guess what?
Actually--no, I'm not
gonna say nothing
because you're not
gonna believe me.
You're not gonna believe me.
Never mind.
Fine, I don't even
wanna know.
My dad manages her.
Stop lying.
I know you wasn't
gonna believe me.
For real?
For real.
And I helped
write the song.
Okay. Now, I know
you're lying.
I'm serious.
You wanna
meet her?
Yeah. And while
we're at it,
let's meet Beyonce
and Jay-Z too.
Pull over right here.
All right.
So this is where the
magic happens, huh?
I guess so.
Look, maybe I could
really help you
with this
book report
and call me
if you want.
What are you
trying to do?
Come on, now.
You know we can't do this.
Honestly, I really
don't see the problem.
Look, it ain't gonna happen.
MRS. TAYLOR: Who was that?
Who was who?
Who the who?
What are you an owl
or something?
Who was that man that just
dropped you off just now?
It wasn't no man. It was
just some boy from school.
Okay, boy.
I don't know what you're
doing running around
with that boy but he
ain't sniffing around
your ass looking
for no roses.
MAN: What?
ZIP: Five hundred, nigga.
MAN: Bet that, bet that.
WOMAN: Let's go today.
MAN: You gonna blow on my dice?
ZIP: That shit out
of here. Today.
All right. Today.
That's what it is.
What's that? Seven.
JUNE: Where's my money?
ZIP: Damn.
JUNE: Where's my money?
Hey, nigga, you owe me
some money or what?
(crowd chattering)
MAN: Where the dice at?
Where the dice at?
What up, Zip?
What's up?
Where the dice at?
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
Zip, who this?
Bunch, you know
this nigga right here?
I never seen this funny
looking nigga in my life.
June, this is Kram,
this is my cousin.
He just moved out here.
Hey, what's up,
Mr. June?
I've been looking for you.
This nigga been
looking for me.
Y'all know that?
You show him.
BUNCH: You need to tell your
cousin somethin' before he get
fucked up out here, man.
ZIP: June, seriously?
We all here to get money
and have a good
time, that's it.
Listen, you ain't
got to explain shit
because this is
our neighborhood.
MAN: Who?
Yeah, what's up, little man?
Oh, this is your hood?
KRAM: Yes, sir.
Look, Zip, you better get your
cousin because this his hood
and we don't even
know that shit.
We been out here
all year nigga.
We ain't seen this
fat nigga yet.
ZIP: June.
Let me explain
to you how this
it's gonna go now.
What's gonna
happen right now?
From now on,
this shit is dead.
None of you bottom
niggas is coming
out here at all
until we find out who
killed my boy, Omar.
You hear me? Tough
Tony, pretty boy?
Little man?
MAN: Yes, sir.
KRAM: You hear me?
All right. Cool.
Look, let me tell
you something,
you don't run shit.
All right?
Don't get me fucked up,
man, coming out here
like you're all tough,
Chinese beard looking
mother fucker.
(crowd chattering)
(crowd chattering)
JACKIE: When my dad died,
it was like part
of our mom died too.
She changed so much.
She drinks and smokes
all the time.
I feel like we take
care of her now.
Hey, yo. My nigga Peanut
is crazy as shit, bro.
You all seen
him, man?
Hey, man, I got
to get me a gun
for real.
What you all think?
Man, Peanut was on one.
I think Bunch broke
down that one nigga's
jaw, though, for real.
Hey, I did see that, man.
The dude had that a little...
"World Star"!
Hey, hey, hey,
y'all trying to
make some money?
Shit. You ain't got to
tell me twice. What's good?
Yeah, man, as long as
it ain't one of your
harebrain ass schemes.
Man, chill will all
that. Now, look,
I was chilling some
kids from the hill
this weekend with
my cousins, right?
Y'all know what them
big ass houses be?
All right. So, my cousin,
he knows some kids
that stay over there.
Look, that house got
everything in there.
All right. Yeah, but what's
that got to do with us?
I'm getting there, nigga.
Look, so we're
playing 2K, right?
I go downstairs
to grab a soda,
you feel me?
And I see a key
that's in the shelf.
So, you know me,
I go to the front
to see if it worked,
you know what I'm
saying? It ain't
work in the front
but I bang to
the back, boom.
Green money.
Yo, you got a key
to the house, dawg?
What? And check
this, they
leaving next month,
so that means I found
the ultimate lead,
which means it's
about to be the
Grinch Stole Christmas
in that bitch
for everybody, man.
Yeah, I'm good
on that, brother.
I'm really not trying to get
booked on no B and E shit.
Hey, man, ain't nobody
going in no damn jail, bro.
Now, look, your
brother and them?
Peanut, Bunch, BSB,
Them niggas are getting
into it, bro.
They really getting
money and I'm trying
to do it like that.
Plus, I'm on a fixed
income already, man.
What's that?
It mean I got
to fix it,
so I could get
some income, nigga.
Now, look, man, I ain't
got no hoop dreams
or whatever like
y'all got, all right?
I got to grind for mine.
So I'm doing this shit
with or without y'all.
You know I could use
that extra paper, man.
See, now that's what
I'm talking about.
They leavin'
the same week
as the dance.
So the way I see
it, you know,
we hit it the
same night.
You really think
this could work?
Not only do I think
it could work,
we got the perfect alibi.
The dance.
(telephone rings)
Jack, what happened?
Where were you?
I waited for you and
almost missed the bus.
JACKIE: My phone
died. My phone.
You ain't gonna believe
who drove me home.
Jack, I don't care
if Lil Wayne
picked your ass up
and drove you home.
You just--you don't do
that kind of thing.
That boy, Chris.
Chris, who?
Chris, Chris?
Oh, shit. How'd
that happen?
I met him in the
library today.
All right. Well, how
the hell did you get
from the library
to your house?
Well, we talked
for a little bit
and he offered me a
ride home from school.
Mm-hmm. You ain't
got to wait until
after school
to let him give
you a ride.
You're so
damn nasty.
He gave me his
number too.
All right. Well,
did you call him?
You think I
should call him?
Jack, after I almost
missed the bus
for y'all,
you better call him.
Well, give me
one good reason
why I should
call him.
Okay. I'll give
you three.
Number one, you
ain't about to
be calling my ass
every half hour
this evening,
talking about some,
"I'm bored."
number two, if you
don't call him,
I'm gonna come
over there and
beat your ass.
Okay, whatever.
TRINA: And number three,
if you don't call him,
I'm coming over and
beating that ass.
As a matter of fact,
I'ma get Bunch
to come over and
beat that ass.
How about that?
TRINA: Yeah, uh-huh.
That's what I thought.
Hang up this
phone right now
and call that boy.
Okay, bye.
(telephone rings)
Hey, is Chris there?
Yeah, this is Chris.
Who is this?
Jackie from school.
CHRIS: Hey, what's up?
Hold on one second.
You all right?
Yeah, I'm cool.
You decided to call me?
It was the book
thing, you know.
You surprised
me with that.
You know what's
funny? I was actually
reading that book
since you mentioned
it earlier.
JACKIE: Oh, yeah?
I mean, know you
probably thought
I was joking earlier
but I don't know if...
How you wanna do it,
but I can...
I can always...
Wait, are you
allowed company?
Trust me, you don't
wanna do that.
I mean, you can always
come to my house.
Your house? Oh,
I don't know.
I don't really know
you like that.
I'm just trying
to help.
I mean, I know
it's the weekend.
You probably going out, right?
I'm not about to pull
your leg about it
but I'm just
All right.
Look, meet me at the
Sugar Bowl at like, 8:00.
Don't have me
looking stupid.
I couldn't do that
if I tried.
Yeah, yeah. You
know, I got you.
Oh, yeah, yeah.
I need that.
DEZ: Yeah, no, I got you.
What's up y'all?
Hey, what up, bro?
What's going
on, Serg?
How many y'all going
drop on Bartram, though?
You better come
out to find out.
Yeah. You're right,
you're right.
Hold on one second,
though. All right?
No, you good, man.
Keep that. You good.
Go ahead.
DEZ: You sure?
Yeah, I'm sure.
All right, bro.
Yup. No problem.
I better see you
there, though.
I will.
("Real One,"
by Quilly, playing)
D.J.: Oh, shit.
My man, Serg, in
the building.
Yo, Peanut. Happy birthday.
Let's turn up.
("Real One,"
by Quilly, playing)
("Real One,"
by Quilly, playing)
You live here?
CHRIS: No, we just broke
in somebody' house.
About to go
chill for a minute.
(laughs sarcastically)
Smarty pants.
I'm just saying
it's nice.
Thank you.
Appreciate it.
Where your peoples?
You know, my dad that
club or whatever
but my mom, who tell
her where she at.
You wanna, um, start
on this book report
or listen to
some music?
Oh my--what?
You do know her.
You wasn't lying.
Told you.
I wanna go to the
Music Academy
when we graduate.
How you start
doing that?
You know, my dad,
he manages groups
and stuff
so that's--well,
that's pretty much it.
You know, I'm around
the studio,
helpin' 'em write
songs, lyrics,
the groups end up
liking 'em.
Hey, and I'm involved.
They pay you?
Do they pay me?
You see my car?
Well, I'm impressed.
You know, I heard
you a singer too,
like a really
good singer.
Who told you that?
You know, how you
hear stuff about me?
I hear stuff
about you.
I guess.
That's what I wanna
do and I'm focused.
Well, why don't we
do a collaboration?
Like a Bobby and
Whitney type deal.
Okay, not Bobby
and Whitney
but you know what
I'm talking about.
Something like it.
You know, I heard about
your cousin, Omar,
and I'm real
sorry about that.
Oh, yeah.
Yeah, he was like
my brother.
I'm still trying
to figure how to
get it all together,
you know?
I'll be all
right, though.
So where your
I don't have
a girlfriend.
I was hoping
you would be
interested in that.
With all those girls
that'd be chasing you?
I think I might
save myself
the trouble.
All those girls,
Whoever you're getting
your information from
is really spinning
you in this wrong
direction about me
because it ain't
even like that.
Look, don't get
me wrong.
I think you're
cute or whatever,
but I have plans
and I don't have time
to be sidetracked
by some gaming
ass nigga.
Jack, I think you're
a really cool chick
but it's like I
see you around
and I'm like I really
wanna get to know
this girl.
I mean, to be honest,
I got a lot of stuff
on my hands as well.
But all this name
calling you're doing,
I really don't think
I deserve all that.
I don't. And I don't
wanna even hold
you up either.
You ready to go?
I thought you was
gonna help me with
my book report.
I was up there
slaying that ass.
I want you all
to call me Conan
from now on.
Oh, this dude
Conan, huh?
Well, Conan, if you
focus on your work
more than you do
these hoes, we'd
all be driving
Bentleys out this
bitch, man.
Man, just because
you on lock down,
don't be
hating on me.
Nigga 22 acting
like he's 35.
Man, You got to realize
what we got, man.
Shit, I'm out here
making sure we eat, man.
While you all motherfuckers
out here running around
and acting like
y'all rich.
Come on, man. Y'all
got to tighten up, man.
These motherfuckers
out here want what
y'all got.
They want what
I got, man.
But they can't
get that shit
and I ain't
gonna let them.
But y'all got
to remember,
shit just got
real, man.
Well, shit, all right.
Keep my blinky on me.
Oh, that's
what you do?
Don't give a fuck, nigga.
Put that shit up.
You'll shoot
your damn self.
MAN: June.
You know that boy
from the center in here?
(music plays)
(music plays)
Hey, nigga, why you
turn the music off?
Nigga, what the fuck?
Nigga, that.
MAN: Talk that now, huh.
MAN: Yeah, talk that now.
Talk that now.
Cut my party?
Well, I hope you
get a good grade
on this book report.
I think that depends
on if you knew
what you was talking
about, right?
I guess so.
So, what are
you, uh...
what are you
doing tomorrow?
Our game is Friday.
Okay. What about
after the game?
You know my brother June
gonna be there, right?
What that mean?
Fuck. I'ma
call you.
(basketball bouncing)
JACKIE: By the time
Friday rolled around,
all I could think
about was Chris.
I figured if Chris
didn't care
what June would think seeing
the two of us together,
let him take the chance.
by Freeway, playing)
(crowd chattering)
You want this?
What's up, sis.
You all right?
What up, man?
What's going on?
How's it going?
JUNE: Real good.
You enjoy the game?
Game was all right.
Serg did his thing.
Y'alls' boy right there.
All right.
Let me talk to
you outside for
a second, pal.
Come on.
We'll be right
back, J.
by Freeway, playing)
by Freeway, playing)
So what you got
on your mind,
young blood?
What you talking
You want me
to spell it out
for you, man?
I heard you came
down to the house
Oh, yeah. I drove
Jackie home.
Is that right?
That's it.
Okay. Look, you should
be more careful
coming down
here, you know.
It can get a little
dangerous, man.
You know I'm
a big boy.
I'm just...
I figured
I could handle
anything coming
my way.
Look, I'm just saying.
It's a whole different
vibe going on down here
than what's going
on on the Hill
or whatever.
You feel me?
And I know you know
there's a war
going on right
now between us
and y'all.
Yeah. But, you know,
I don't have nothing
to do with that.
Look here, man,
I'm gonna keep it 100
with you right now, yo.
I'm not really
feeling this
thing you got
going on with my
sister right now.
(indistinct chatter)
I don't know if you
know enough but I
respect you, man.
I'm not trying
to start no
shit with you.
I got three words
for you, okay?
Don't get comfortable.
You got that?
Hey, baby,
I heard about
your game last night.
You're gonna
be a star.
But I knew it
when the doctor
handed you over to me.
I said look at
those long arms,
and I said to myself
I got me a ballplayer
to save this family.
You should have
been there.
I got you some eggs.
Why don't you get
something to eat
before you run
out of here?
I'm late.
Gotta be at the shop
so I'm gonna
just eat this.
Well, get some money
from you brother.
Tell your uncle
I said hi.
SERGIO: All right.
MAN: Look man,
all I'm trying to say
is everything ain't that easy.
You can't control
everything in your
life, Ron.
Things come at
you sometimes
UNCLE RON:That's true
but you can control
how you handle
the situation.
You ain't got
to be no fool.
You ain't gonna
go ahead
with your head
all cut off
and hollering
at people.
You can control
that, huh?
That's easier said
than done, Ronny.
Oh, man.
Come on.
Oh, hey, hey,
hey, hey.
I got no change.
That's you, man.
All right? I'll see
you next week.
All right,
black man. Okay.
Thanks, man.
All right.
What up, young bull?
You do your thing, man.
I appreciate it.
You stay safe, love it.
Yes, sir.
Look what the
wind blow in.
Look what the
wind blow in.
Man, what are you--
throw it up, man.
What's up?
What's up Uncle Ron?
What's up, man?
Ah, look at that hair.
Look at that hair
blowing up.
What are--your
this mother
I know you saw
me last night.
Ain't gonna miss no game,
no, you know that.
Your daddy'd be
proud of you,
you know that.
I know.
I wish he coulda seen that game.
Boy, that was gold can.
Yes, sir, I know.
I ain't seen you
in a while, man.
You know, where were
you? Are you busy?
No. It's just school
and then
basketball practice
and then school
and then basketball
practice. I'm just busy.
You know how it it's
like when you
young, Uncle Ron.
That's what I'm trying
to tell you.
See, the foundation
you're making right now
is for who you gonna
be in the future.
So when you walk down
these streets in Philly,
they go, "There he go,
there goes Sergio."
Went to college, pro ball,
bought his uncle
a Rolls-Royce.
I done walked
by a college
or two, now.
I get it. And I
appreciate the fact
that you concerned,
you know,
but we got this, like me
and June got a plan.
We got a map and
it's working.
Is it not working?
I understand all of that.
I done seen this hood
take down the best.
or Pretty Tone...
Frog, huh?
Will Smith.
And Will Smith went
to Overbrook.
And he stayed focused.
You see what I'm saying?
The hood ain't nothing
but a breeding ground
for young
black talent.
There's talent
There's a Michael Jordan
down the street.
There's a Mike Tyson
over here.
There's a Biggie Smalls
working at (indistinct).
But the hood has
a way of knocking
you off your square.
See, the hood got
a way of catering
to your wants.
Just like your brother,
for instance.
Your brother can be
anything he wanna be,
what he wanted,
he gonna go get it.
Not the right way
by earning it, he
gonna take it, huh?
Just like his daddy.
You can stop me
when I'm lying.
Are you gonna stop
when I'm lying?
But I'm not
that naive
and I'm doing
what I got to do.
I understand that.
That's why I'm talking.
I don't talk to these
niggas, I don't talk
to your brother like this.
Your character is gonna
determine your fate,
not your talent.
("Throw it in the Bag,"
by Fabulous, playing)
("Throw it in the Bag,"
by Fabulous, playing)
JACKIE: June thought
Saturday was like Christmas.
He always said,
"What's the sense of money
if you're not gonna use it?"
He loved seeing
everyone happy,
especially if he was
the one making them happy.
He wanted to make sure
we all had everything
we need and more.
He thought of his crew
as his brothers.
And he wanted for his brothers
what he wanted for himself,
to live good.
("Throw it in the Bag,"
by Fabulous, playing)
("Throw it in the Bag,"
by Fabulous, playing)
I don't know. You just
don't seem like
the boyfriend
type to me.
You really think I'm
this player type?
Can we hang out
for a little bit?
I wanna take you somewhere.
I really should
stay in.
Things are getting
a little crazy out here.
But you'll be safe
with me, I promise.
I got to get
dressed, though.
All right.
I got to go ahead downtown,
so how about
you meet me
at the store
by the theater?
Why over there?
Can you just
meet me there?
What time?
JUNE: I run
these streets, boy.
Look at you.
Look at you.
Who do you think
taught you?
Check this out.
All right. But
you still slow.
Look, you're too small.
Get back, Serg.
Get out of here, boy.
Look at that
three, boy.
You too old.
Oh, I'm going
to Baja!
JUNE: You got lucky, yo.
SERGIO: I didn't
get lucky, you drawin'.
You got lucky.
Come on, stop it.
What? You drawin'!
Whatever, man. I taught
you well, baby boy.
Look you can go as
far as you want
with this, Serg.
You really
think so, though?
It just feels like
a dream sometimes.
Shit, nigga
this is a dream
and you living
your dreams,
so keep living.
All right?
I ain't the only
kid waking up from
this dream, though.
Like, you know how
many kids is working
as hard as I am?
Look, I don't give a fuck
about them other kids.
I don't care.
How many them
other kids
made the front page
at SLAM Magazine, huh?
Or the cover
a story on ESPN
at 16 years
old, hmm?
Look, you work harder
than everyone else
so you better
than everyone else.
That's it.
Then what
about you?
I'm invested
in you, baby boy.
And when you go
to the league,
we gonna shake
up the world like
never before.
And then we're gonna leave
these bullshit streets
right where they belong
in the fucking wind,
you understand?
All right.
Show me some
love, man.
Yeah. I heard your
shopping with my boys.
I just drop them off.
Yeah, we can meet up
as long as you look
your instagram.
Moved out
the way, dickhead.
Just like that.
Then you're good.
And then you're
gonna be real good.
Yeah, yeah,
I know.
Yo, you can't sit here.
You got to move, bro.
Serg, go!
MAN: Get him. Get him.
JUNE: Shut the fuck up!
MAN: Take him in the house.
MAN: Fuck into the house.
(indistinct chatter)
MAN: Where the fuck is that
money at, nigga?
Where that money at?
JUNE: Hey, you need
to calm down, man.
Where the fuck
is that money, at?
JUNE: Relax, man.
MAN: Hurry up.
Where the rest at,
nigga, huh?
That's all I got, man.
You think I'm playing
with you, huh, huh?
Feel that? We want
the rest of that
money tonight
or you're gonna
die tonight.
I said that's all I got,
this right here, man.
If you gonna
kill me, nigga, do
what you got to do.
Come on, we're
gonna bring this
nigga in the car.
They gonna give
us something.
(indistinct chatter)
Hey, what's going
down here?
JUNE: Ma, ma, ma!
(indistinct chatter)
MAN: Drag his ass up stairs.
MAN: What the fuck, man.
MAN: Fuck up, come on.
Man, I'm not getting
in the car.
MAN: Hey.
MAN: We'll see
you again, June.
We gonna see
you later.
(wheels screeching)
Do you know how
long I've been
waiting for you?
I had to put together
something, I'm sorry.
I should have
called you.
Sorry. I'm sorry?
You think you
can just say
I'm sorry and
it's fixed.
Can you please
chill, Jack, a
situation came up.
I just got a
little tied up.
And plus I'm
trying to take you
somewhere, babe.
It's a surprise.
What surprise?
Ain't that why they
call it a surprise?
Yeah, whatever.
JACKIE: What is this place?
CHRIS: Just keep
walking, please.
I can't see. I'm
opening my eyes.
No, look, keep
your eyes close,
Do not open.
Keep going.
Keep walking, keep walking.
We're almost there.
Okay. Now open.
What are we
doing here?
I got you
studio time.
We gonna record
your demo.
What am I
gonna sing?
Wrote you a song.
Yo, Paul, you
almost ready?
Yeah, I'm ready when
you are Chris.
All right.
You all right?
All right.
Paul, this is my
girl, Jackie.
this is Paul.
Hey nice to meet you.
He's gonna be the engineer
for the night, all right?
I can't
believe this.
Look, we're just
gonna practice
these lyrics,
it's gonna be easy,
you gonna knock
this out, all right?
(music playing)
Oh, love is the song we sing
It's all love
Till we failed
and lost the key
Oh, love
Such a game
Where I have no luck
No luck
It was so perfect yesterday
Out of the blue
you walked away
The story I keep
living over again
I pray
Having love would
be all we need
But it's not true, no
Never true, no
So I don't want no love
Gettin' my heart
wrapped up so tight
Then crash to the ground
from way up high
I don't want no love
You fall in love
It's not our fate
'Cause whatever
falls break
Ooh, love
Baby, you sound
so good.
You really think so?
Paul, how'd
she sound?
You sound phenomenal.
It's not even
mixed yet.
It's gonna be great.
I'm telling you.
Paul, let me get
a little bit,
I just want to
talk to her.
Sure. I'll be
the lounge.
Honestly, you
like it?
I guess so.
What do you think?
I mean, your voice
just riding over that
beat was perfect.
You sound amazing.
No one's ever done
anything like this
for me before.
You really
believe in me.
You know, that's
not my voice over
that track,
it's yours because
you're pure talent,
I'm telling you.
This is what
you're supposed
to be doing, Jack.
Yeah, but this ain't
my studio and that's
not my song.
Don't look at
it like that
because I'm gonna
do whatever I can
whenever I can
to help you
out, okay?
So what do
we do now?
I'm gonna get
it mixed,
You gonna put it
out, keep it pushing.
You gotta start
living your dream
someday, right?
I wanna tell
you something.
Never mind.
Tell me.
I just really,
really, really care
about you, a lot.
I care about
you, too.
I never did
this before.
(music playing)
MAN: Fucking Jack,
Little Jack right there.
What's wrong?
What's wrong? What
happened to you?
JUNE: Some guy
robbed the house.
Mom got shot, Jack.
What? Where is she?
JUNE: She on the way
to the hospital.
It's gonna be all
right. Look, you just
stay right here,
we're gonna go up
there after them, okay?
What the fuck are
you doing here, man?
Just dropping
Jackie off, man.
You're dropping off
my sister, nigga?
He took me to the
studio today.
I don't give a fuck
where he took you.
Yow, June, relax, man.
Relax, nigga? What
the fuck are you
talking about, man?
I will break your
motherfucking neck, nigga.
Nigga, don't fuck
with me, nigga.
Chill, chill, chill,
chill, chill, chill.
JACKIE: You need to
go. You need to go.
JUNE: You think he's cute. Huh?
This shit is over.
This ain't no game.
Take your fucking
ass in the house.
But June.
Look, I don't care.
Whatever y'all had
is over, okay?
I ain't playing
games with you no
more, none of y'all.
What's going on?
Oh, shit.
Oh, hold on,
hold on, hold on.
MAN: This is dope.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, what?
Slow down, man, slow down.
No, you're bullshitting
me, right?
Who did it?
All right, bro.
June, what's up?
Let me see your gun, man.
Shit, for real?
All right, what we doin'?
Give me the gun now.
Now, give me the gun.
It's your brother, man.
They killed your
brother, man.
Killed my fucking
nigga, man.
Fuck! Fuck, man.
My gun, man.
Give me my
gun, man.
Give me my
fucking gun, man.
JUNE: No, man.
No, I got this, man.
My fucking
gun, bro.
Fuck, fuck, fuck, man!
(music playing)
Where are you going?
Sit down, Serg.
I gotta talk to you.
Sit down. Sit down.
I need to talk to y'all
about a few things.
Now, look, I don't no extra
shit going on around here,
I want y'all to stick
by the house for a
little bit, all right?
What you mean?
What you mean what I mean?
I want you all to stick around
the house for a little while.
I know what I'm
talking about, Jack.
But what about practice?
I can't miss that
because of this.
I got you. I'm gonna
take you to practice
and I'm gonna pick you up.
All right.
Two things,
money's tight
around here
so we can't be doing
this extra spending,
look, not on everything.
Why? Because
of this war?
Look, it's not
because of that.
We just gotta let stuff
simmer down, okay?
I got to get my
money back up, Serg.
I can get a job
after school if
that's the case, bro.
No, you can't get
a job after school.
I want you
to concentrate,
focus on what I
told you, basketball.
And last, I don't want
all them people
in my house, Jackie.
That means Chris,
too, yes.
Look. I'm usually down
to take your advice,
but I feel like you're
going a bit overboard.
I mean, I don't feel
like hearing none of this.
The Brook Ball
is coming up soon.
That nigga is
from the hill
and you know how
it get down.
I don't want to
even play that shit.
You can't blame your
issues on somebody else.
Oh, my issues.
We got to hold
it down, okay?
I'm taking care of shit
around the house right now.
All right now, y'all
got to listen to me.
I know what
I'm saying, Jack.
Look, Serg and
I ain't got
nothing to do with
what's going on.
You can't stop our life
because of your problems.
Look, I'm not gonna
argue with you,
Jackie, okay?
You heard
what I said.
You heard
what I said.
You're not
my father.
Oh, I'm not your father,
but I can buy
you everything
like I am your father
though, right?
Let me tell you
something, girl,
as long as I keep
the lights on up
in this motherfucker,
I am your
I don't need
your money.
Come on, Jack.
Jack, get back here.
Jack, get in here.
DEZ: Hey, look, man,
I heard about what
happened with your moms.
Is she all right?
She'll recover
in a few weeks,
so the doctor said
we got to wait
this whole shit out.
You know, they, um,
they cleaned June out.
They took a lot
of bread, bro.
See, this thing we got
couldn't have came
at a more
perfect time.
I mean, shit, man,
maybe it could be you
helping out for once.
Look, bro, I'm
just trying to look
out for you, man.
Think about it,
all right?
Hey, Serg,
hey, we need you, man.
(bell rings)
Well, well, well,
it's not
Ms. Jackie Taylor.
Oh, shut up.
Hey, girl.
Hey, girl.
How's your
mom doing?
She's doing
better, stable.
That must have
been scary.
You don't even
want to know.
Wow, Jack.
Why you ain't riding
home with Chris?
He wasn't here
today. I haven't
talked to him.
Y'all are so
cute together.
Someone should
tell June that.
I wish this whole
"Bottom and Hill"
shit would stop.
Me too, girl. Don't
even worry about June.
He'll get over it.
I never met anybody
like him before.
He really cares
about me.
Real comfortable
with him, you know.
OMG, did you
let him hit it?
Shut up.
Are you serious?
Can you calm down?
I can't calm down.
I'm sorry,
I'm sorry.
At least you picked
a winner for your
first time,
you know, someone
who can help you out,
buy you some clothes,
take you to K.O.P.
No, it's not
even like that.
Is that all,
you know?
I mean.
We just get
along good.
I could care
less about that.
you going to
care if your
ass get a box
of CVS candy and
a little plastic
rose for Christmas.
So silly.
I'm just trying
to cheer you up.
I know.
Look, with all
the craziness
with my mom
and June,
Chris is just
Trust me, Jack,
it's gonna be okay.
Everything's gonna
work out just fine.
Doesn't it always?
I guess.
Where's your brother
and sister?
They were here.
They went to school.
You're always
looking out.
I don't know. This time,
it just--it didn't
go so well, ma.
Well you can't control
everything, baby.
I'm sorry.
not your fault.
These boys are
out of control,
it's just one
of those things.
I'm fine.
But I don't want
you going out
doing nothing
stupid, okay?
What happened to Bunch
hurt all of us,
but God...
has a way of settling
things, okay?
So, you let
him do that,
all right?
I remember when
you were seven,
and I took you to
market with me,
we must have had
four or five bags,
four or five
heavy bags,
and you walked
all the way
to the top
of the block.
All them bags. And
after a while,
they got too heavy,
but you wouldn't stop.
So, I had to
convince you
to give me the
smallest bag
by telling you
I had to get
something out of it.
I remember
that, Ma, yeah.
Look at me.
she's such
a smart girl.
I want you to let up
on her a little bit,
let her live
a little
or she'll grow
to despise you.
Trust me when
I tell you.
All right.
I'm gonna do that.
So, you go on and
handle your business now.
I'm all right here.
I've been through
much worse.
I love you.
I love you, too, ma.
you take care
of yourself, too, okay?
COACH: I got you. Good
job, good job, good job.
We got 12 seconds, okay?
That's an eternity
if they score a point.
Do not let Richardson
get the ball.
Do not let Richardson
get the ball, all right.
We can do this.
MAN: Panthers on three
y'all, one two, three.
ALL: Panthers.
Come on, fellas,
you're blowing it.
Now do you wanna win or not?
Do you wanna win?
MAN: Yes, sir.
COACH: Now we got
nine seconds to score.
Taylor, you're gonna inbound
the ball to Dawson.
They gonna double team you,
you pass it back to Taylor,
you take the shot
to tie the game,
we win in overtime, all right?
We can do this. Let's go.
Let's go y'all.
Panthers on three,
one, two, three.
ALL: Panthers.
MAN: Let's go.
Come on, baby. Take it home.
I love you, bro.
Yeah, you heavy
as shit, Sean.
Yo, why are we always
taking this route?
Because I'm always
doing pedaling
so I take a shortcut.
You know, I'm gonna let you
slide. You did hit 60 points.
That came out of nowhere.
I know. They probably wanted
to hit into tomorrow.
Yow, we're the
state champs, baby.
I know, right?
Oh, I know. I was like,
"Oh, my God."
Shit, baby.
What you think
about this whole
breaking and entering shit,
with Dez and them?
Man, I ain't
even gonna lie.
That shit sounds
stupid, dawg.
Dez be tripping.
He watch too many movies,
like he think we Robocop
or Batman or something?
But real talk,
I could use that money.
Me, too.
Money tighter
than a frog ass
around my house
these days, bro.
I'm serious, bro.
But kill that shit.
June catch wind about
this, he'll kill us,
all right?
Good, man. What you got to
eat though?
Because I'm hungry as hell.
Nigga, I don't know.
I hope she cooked.
I'm star-- I feel
like Dez right now, dawg.
I need some damn food.
Why is it so dark in here?
Shit. Oh.
You the man, fool.
I love you.
We got you. We got you.
You almost peed
on yourself, boy!
What's up,
Come on.
(indistinct chatter)
(music playing)
(glass clinking)
Come on, come on. Silence.
Listen up, y'all, hold on.
Look here, y'all,
not every day
we come together like this
especially not for nothing
as great as this.
Look, as a family.
We came a long way
and we still got
a long way to go.
I just wanna say
I love y'all. I do.
We love you, too.
Serg, I'm so fucking
proud of you, bro.
You've been working on your game
since you were six-years-old.
And if anyone knows, I know.
I taught you
all your moves, man,
left hand, right hand,
you know, that's me.
Uh, hold on
a second, I mean,
I may know a little
something too, you know.
Sean was there, too.
My man.
But look, hard work pays off,
and I just need you
to stick with it
and be patient it's gonna
happen, all right?
And, Jackie,
baby girl, you so beautiful.
Damn. Not once around here
have you gave me
any problems. Not one time.
I took all of that for you.
I took it all for you. Yeah.
But keep up the good work, okay?
And don't ever give up
on your dreams,
So cheers. Keep the party going.
Give it up, y'all.
Come on, now.
One time for Bunch, man.
(music plays)
(indistinct chatter)
(music plays)
I'm gonna get the door.
I'll be back.
What's up, June?
Can I talk to you
for a minute?
What's the trail,
young blood?
I just wanna say
I'm sorry about
everything that
happened with your mom
and everything that night.
Is she okay?
Is she doing good?
Yeah, she'll be all right.
That's good.
You know, I didn't mean...
Look, I didn't mean...
Go ahead.
Look, man, I know shit got crazy
around there that night, man,
and I ain't mean
to flip the lid on you, but,
you know I had to, you know,
put it down, man, but, um...
It's kind of crazy, man.
It's real crazy.
It's kind of crazy,
but I know it was all
about nothing, so.
It's all about nothing, bro.
But I did talk
to some people
about what happened.
I kind of came up
on some information.
CHRIS: They usually do
a little hustle thing at...
that bar, you know,
on 63rd and Lebanon.
How much I owe you
for this, man?
You don't owe me, man.
I just thought
you would like to know.
And that, I'd like to know.
Well good luck on this man.
I owe you something.
Look, anything you need,
you know, I want shit around...
JACKIE: June, who is it?
Y'all just gonna
stand there?
Gonna stand right
in the doorway?
Get in here, man.
We're having a party.
Talking about you,
you know you're happy now.
All right.
All right, bro,
I'm gonna see you tomorrow?
Hey, thank you.
Got my baby.
Thank you. No, no, no.
Okay. It was nice
having you. Okay, baby.
Serg, I am so proud of you.
Don't let this go
to your head, okay?
Thank you. Hey.
All right?
It's already big enough.
I'm gonna do your
make up when you graduate.
Yeah, we miss you.
Enough already.
You're too much. Once again.
You 'bout to pick up the rug.
Mom would kill you.
You ready to put the bite
down on these niggas, man?
That's what
I'm here to do.
All right.
I don't give a fuck
right now, dawg.
I hate these cop shows.
All they do
is lockup Black kids.
Who else they gonna lockup?
That ain't funny.
I wasn't trying to be funny.
And I bet you didn't know
that most of these prisons
are privately owned anyway.
And that means that
the jails are companies,
which means
they make a profit
so the more people
go to jail,
the more money
they make.
And the fucked up thing
is that the government
is the ones that's
giving them the money
and then they get these
contracts from these
other companies
and they get the inmates
to do all the labor.
That almost sounds
like slavery.
No, no,
that's definitely slavery.
What was you and
my brother talking about?
Just basketball stuff.
He is in love with the Sixers.
I'm like I'm an LA guy,
it's the Lakers.
I'm not talking about Serg.
I'm talking about June.
I mean, June is cool.
We didn't talk
about nothing.
Do I look like I'm stupid?
Well. Oh.
Let me tell you something
about my brother.
He'll do anything for you,
but as soon as you
piss him off,
you got big problems.
Don't get me wrong,
I love my brother,
but you don't to be
hanging around with him
and his friends.
You ain't nothing like him.
They're gangsters, Chris.
And he takes care
of his business
and us by any means.
They don't fuck around.
(indistinct chatter)
WOMAN: Hey, girl.
MAN: Hello, Serg.
("Best of Me,"
by Anthony Hamilton, playing)
("Best of Me,"
by Anthony Hamilton, playing)
("Best of Me,"
by Anthony Hamilton, playing)
(upbeat music plays)
Attention, attention, attention.
Students, no more
of that dirty dancing,
young man, I'm watching you.
I'm watching you.
All right. I hate
to disturb the fun
but as we celebrate
the 25th Annual...
Brook Ball.
All right?
Twenty-five years,
we've had an awesome year
starting with
the accomplishments of our...
basketball team.
(cheers and applauses)
I'm very, very proud
of these young men,
but undoubtedly they could not
have done it without...
focus, lots of focus, right?
without any further
ado or delay,
ladies and gentlemen,
let's get right to...
our Brook Ball...
King and Queen for this year.
My boy Serg.
So ladies and gentlemen,
please put your hands
together for this year's
Brook Ball King,
Mr. Chris Collins.
(cheers and applauses)
And this next young lady,
I'm so proud of her.
She's been through a lot, but...
she has shown
tremendous character,
tremendous intelligence
and Stick-to-itiveness
most importantly
ladies and gentlemen please
put your hands together
for the Brook Ball Queen,
Jackie Taylor, baby.
(cheers and applauses)
All right. Give it up.
Did you push her back?
Give it up. Give it up.
So in the illustrious words
of our Lord and Savior,
party on, dude.
(cheers and applauses)
Yeah. Hey, give it up.
Give it up. Come on, give it up.
All right, look,
if we leave right now,
we'll still make it back
before it's over.
Are you ready?
I don't know. Really--
I really haven't even
thought about this shit.
I really don't, though.
Look, Serg, I know
you don't wanna do this shit.
I don't wanna do this shit,
but we need this money.
All you got to do is help us
carry some things out the house
and we'll still split
the money three-ways.
All right.
We good?
Let's do this. That's what
I'm talking about.
I'm not--we got
to--we got to be...
I got you. You know this.
Dez, don't fuck
this up, bro.
Let's get to this
paper, man.
Yo, just hurry up
so we can get out of here.
Hey, look, Serg,
you gonna run upstairs
and grab all the money
and jewelry.
Me and Sean will go downstairs
and grab that flat screen.
Probably get like
two brands of everything.
Let's do it.
Let's get money.
Get to it.
Hey, yo, come on.
Hey, don't drop that...
Keep that shit down,
the neighbors, man.
We good.
Hey, look, watch the car.
I'm go in there
and grab the bag.
I got you, dawg.
Hurry up. It's cold.
(police siren)
There's a cop.
Come on. Come on. Come on.
Don't, don't shoot.
COP: Let me see
your hands. Do it now.
COP: Up.
Hey, hands on the car.
Anybody else in there?
No, sir. Just us.
Sergio Taylor?
What you say,
Williams? Are we clear?
Anybody in there?
No. It's all clear.
(music playing)
Hey, Jackie,
congratulations, baby.
You look beautiful.
Thank you.
As ever, you're welcome.
Oh, you're the man, huh?
Congrats, sir.
Thank you, man.
Right on.
I appreciate it.
Y'all seen Serg?
you know he shoulda
won that, right?
I thought he was
gonna win it.
He should have won.
Right? Look, check it out.
I got something
for both of y'all, all right?
So, Jack, look, you
wait right here, okay?
And let me holler at you.
All right.
Come on.
Can you hold
my drink, please?
when you come back,
I have something to tell you.
(upbeat music plays)
JUNE: D.J. turnin' it up,
Brook Ball King.
CHRIS: I see you.
JUNE: Hey.
CHRIS: Thank you, brother.
CHRIS: I'm gonna go
and give Serg my crown.
CHRIS: He was supposed
to took that.
JUNE: No, you earned that.
CHRIS: I appreciate
it, bro.
JUNE: I should have won.
(laughs) Well, this about
to be over. What you 'bout to
get into after this?
Oh, I'm f'in to
have some fun.
Some fun?
'Bout to have some fun.
Some fun. Can I have some fun?
Hey, whatever, man.
All right. But I got
something for you.
What you talking about?
Hold on. Let me show you.
I got something for you.
Wait right there.
(sigh) Just goin'
get right...
Remember you looked out
for me at the house?
Now I'm 'bout
to look out for you.
No strings attached.
You know, June, when I...
first started
this whole thing,
I thought it would be easy.
What you mean, man?
I ain't plan on falling
in love with your sister.
No, man. That's cool, man.
I ain't trippin' on that.
But you got to pay
for what you did, dawg.
(groaning) No...
MAN: Hey, kid. Hey.
JACKIE: The choices we make in
life all come back full circle,
good and bad.
And with all
the things June did,
he never saw this coming.
JUNE: And I'ma take y'all
money while I'm at it.
MAN: All right.
JUNE: Yo, yo, yo,
yo, hold up, bro.
What the fuck y'all
doing under the table, man?
Y'all think I'm slow, man?
What the fuck
is you talking about?
Look, you know what the fuck
I'm talking about, bro.
Y'all niggas'
cheating, man.
(doorbell rings)
Nobody gotta
cheat you, dawg.
You on our
side of the bridge,
stop acting like
a little bitch.
Fuck y'all little
card game, nigga.
Hey, yo, June,
when you come back,
make sure you bring
some more money, all right?
You back again?
How much money
you trying to lose?
Come on, man,
we was just
You June's sister, right?
So this is where
the magic happens, huh?
I guess so.
Do you know how long I've been
waiting for you? Where were you?
I had to put
together something.
(sirens wailing)
I love you.
I love you. Oh, June.
Please, please, please.
I couldn't believe it.
Our brother was gone.
All I could think about was,
"God, please wake me up,"
but he didn't. It was real.
People make choices
that we know aren't right,
but we still do 'em.
And we live with
the consequences.
You okay?
Yeah, I'm good.
You got some mail.
From who?
You know who.
Hey, hey. We gonna
go see grandma.
I'm proud of you.
We all are.
I love you.
I love you, too.
Let's go see grandma.
Let's go see grandma.
CHRIS: Dear Jackie,
it's been two years,
six months, and four days
since I last seen
or heard from you.
I've written what seems to be
hundreds of letters and...
Not even sure if you've
read one of them, but...
I'll still write them.
Every night I replay
the chain of events
that led me to where I'm at.
When June killed
my cousin Omar,
I knew I was supposed
to die right there with him.
He would have killed me
with no hesitation.
I was so upset that
I vowed to get him.
I know you won't
understand, but...
Omar was like my bother.
I loved him so much
just as much
as you loved June.
The more I replay it,
the more...
I know I shouldn't
have done it.
At the time,
I was so caught up...
with all the hurt,
oh, just crazy I ended up
bringing the same pain
to you and your and your family
and I'm sorry for that.
I know I can't do nothing to
change my situation now, but...
I hope you can move on
with your life.
I dream about us
all the time, Jackie,
us getting married,
bein' successful,
and maybe even having a kid.
But I know it was just a dream,
which is all I have in here.
That, and, of course
the time we spent together.
I see Serg went to the league.
I knew he was gonna make it.
I saw his first
game the other night.
He killed it.
But I'm not gonna
hold you up much longer.
But before I go,
I wanna say, Jackie,
live your dreams, baby,
live your dreams.
And know that
I'll always love you.
I know I never
said it before,
but I always meant to...
("Wake Up Everybody,"
by Keke Palmer, playing)
("Wake Up Everybody,"
by Keke Palmer, playing)
("Wake Up Everybody,"
by Keke Palmer, playing)