Brush with Danger (2014) Movie Script

[muffled coughs]
Okay, come on people,
let's go, come on.
Let's go, come on.
Let's move it, come on.
Hurry up!
Hurry up!
Come on!
Move it!
Hurry up!
Hurry up!
Come on.
Come on, move.
Hurry up!
Come on!
Come on!
Come on!
Let's go!
Let's move it, come on!
Hurry up!
Hurry up!
Come on!
Come on!
Hurry up!
[dogs barking in distance]
Come on!
Let's go!
Come on!
Move it!
Give me the bag!
Give it to me!
Give me the bag!
[struggles & screaming]
Ken, are you okay?
Come on, just let it go.
[police sirens]
Let's go!
Let's go!
[train horn]
We made it.
Tell me again.
I need to hear you say it.
Is it all gone?
All ninety two American dollars.
You sure?
We could go back
and find the thugs.
How many pancakes can we
get with ninety two dollars?
Ninety two at least.
Come on.
You wanna get fat like them?
Maybe you can apply
for a job here.
Alice, where are we going?
Alice, we are in America.
The police here don't
know anything about what
happened in Fujian.
Ken, no!
Are you throwing those away?
Come on!
Eat, Alice.
It's free.
Where do you think dad is now?
Alice, cheer up.
Soon we'll be
swimming in hot tubs.
And eating strawberry
pancakes for breakfast.
Before we know it, we'll have
the money to bring dad here.
Ken, it's a market,
like at home!
Excuse me.
Do you think we can set up here?
Uh, yeah, sure.
You can set up right there.
Thank you.
There are no more appointments,
Mr. Sullivan.
Do you need anything else?
No, thank you.
Do you want me to bring
you some lunch before I go?
Oh, no, no, that
won't be necessary.
I only have a few calls to make.
Such a lovely day.
I'll see you on Monday,
Mr. Sullivan.
Oh, have a good weekend.
[telephone rings]
My sister is a real
famous painter from Asia.
Anyone wanna buy her paintings?
Wanna buy some paintings, sir?
Wanna buy my sister's paintings?
They're from Asia.
Wanna buy her paintings, ma'am?
Hey man, wanna buy some
Don't touch me!
Ken, what are you doing?
Come on.
Stop it!
I told you I don't
want to fight anymore.
[girl in crowd:
She schooled him!]
[crowd laughs]
[crowd applauses]
Good job.
I'm sorry, we're open
by appointment only.
You're Justus Sullivan?
Marcus Gillani.
Mr. Gillani.
I am surprised we
have never met before.
Of course, I have heard
a great deal about you.
And of course, your
magnificent collection.
I hear you're the type
of guy who can give
me something special?
I can help with that.
Look at this, Alice.
We're filthy rich.
Come on!
Let's celebrate with
strawberry pancakes!
Give me the bag!
Oh, thank God.
Are you okay?
Go get him!
Give her purse back!
Let me take care of him.
Just let him go.
Take it, take it.
I'm sorry.
I'm gettin' out of here.
Thank you so much, officers.
So, you'll be sure to...
Come to the station tomorrow
morning, first thing and look
at mug shots.
Oh, I'll be there with bells on.
Don't worry.
They won't be back.
You heard me tell them that some
kids chased away the thugs.
Hispanic kids!
Go sit down.
I'm gonna go get the food.
Ken, let's go.
Not a chance.
If the police find me...
No way.
I'm staying right here.
Alice, stop worrying.
I don't mess around
in the kitchen.
This is the biggest burger
I've seen in my life.
It's like a cow died on a plate.
Alice, you are in for a treat.
Shove over, you.
Oh, are you a vegetarian?
Well, what the heck
are you waiting for?
Dig in!
This is the best
hamburger in America.
You guys were sure hungry!
I bet you two came
in that containership.
Am I right?
You saved my life.
You can trust me.
Can we help you
clean up the dishes?
Do you kids have
a place to stay?
Yes, with some relatives.
My ass, but, nevermind.
We probably should go.
Thank you so much for dinner.
Should I call you a cab?
No, we like to walk.
Me too!
I was on my way home...
We'll walk with you!
Oh, that would be s'well!
I guess I'm starting
to feel a little...
Oh, I don't know.
That was really
something wasn't it?
The way you two
just slammed him.
Do you think you could meet
me here every night until they
catch that guy?
What time?
4:30 p.m.
3:30, if you want a burger.
Oh, great.
Come on.
It's just down this way.
Oh, you have no
idea how happy I am.
Asian girl.
Maybe in her early thirties.
Shot in the chest.
Washed up here a
couple hours ago.
Maybe, three or four
days in the water.
Anything else?
Let me take a look.
Pretty girl.
Okay, get some pictures.
Let me know when you
get something on her.
Hey, want to see
my sister's painting?
Hey, you want to see
my sister's painting?
Nah, I'm okay.
They're good!
Wanna buy my sister's painting?!
Wanna buy my sister's painting?
Nah, man.
No, thanks.
Ken, stop it.
We don't need the attention.
No, thank you.
Wanna see my sister's painting?
[crowd applauses]
Thank you.
[crowd applauses]
[crowd applauses]
Woah, woah, woah, woah.
Pretty please.
Alright, thank you.
- Here you go, man.
- Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you so much.
Thank you.
Thank you so much.
[crowd applauses]
For you madam.
Thank you, young man.
More, everyone?
Come on, Alice!
Let's give them a show.
Come on!
Come on, get up!
Alice, come on.
They want to see
you do something.
Ken, no!
Come on, they want to
see you do something!
[crowd applauses]
That's what I'm talking about.
Alice Qiang,
ladies and gentlemen.
[crowd applauses]
[crowd applauses]
- Good job.
- Thanks.
Good job, Alice.
I saw her the other day too.
She's awesome.
What's her name?
Her name is Alice.
And, she is awesome.
Good job.
More money.
Thank you.
More money, please.
Thank you.
More money, please.
We're rich!
You're so crazy.
Do you like the acrobatics?
Cause, we can do more.
I like this.
This is beautiful.
Did you do this?
I'm interested in
meeting the painter.
You like my work?
Very much.
East Asian, am I right?
What's happening?
The usual.
The police are checking
for market permits.
But sometimes, that's just
their way of finding illegals.
But of course, you have
market permit, right?
My gallery is
right up the street.
Your what?
My art gallery.
Do these all belong to you?
Well, these are all my painters.
People whose work I
love and try to sell.
Is this your first
time in a gallery?
I've seen them on TV before.
Our dad has a shop
where we sell paintings.
Copies of paintings.
Not like these.
Wait a minute.
Do you mind?
I'd like to see all
of them if that's okay.
Oh, this one.
And this one.
You want to buy them?
How much?
Four, six, zero, zero.
- Ken.
- US dollars.
[laughs] Really?
I think that's a little high.
I think I would
try for a thousand.
Maybe, a little more.
You mean one
thousand US dollars?
What is your name?
And this is my brother.
Alice, I would like to
try to sell your work.
What do you think?
I'll take three.
Wait a minute.
What's this?
Oh, no, that's just a copy.
Yes, I know.
Not the same size, of course.
You did this?
In my country, people
only want European art.
No one wants originals.
- Originals.
Hmm, I like here.
And here.
You got it exactly right.
Well, no more of this.
From now on, only originals.
My name is Justus Sullivan.
I invest in people I think
have potential like you.
Here is what we can do.
You loan me those
three paintings to hang
here in the gallery.
And in exchange I give you a
small fee for the privilege of
selling your work.
Now, should we get lucky,
the gallery's commission
is 50 percent.
How much fee?
500 dollars.
Deducted of course, from
the proceeds of the sale.
Whether they sell or not, the
five hundred is yours to keep.
What about this?
Oh, you can keep that as well.
Alice and Ken... your last name?
Spell that, please.
Alice, what?
It's your paintings.
Anyways, now you'll be famous.
Well, if that's all settled,
I'll have my secretary drop
a contract tomorrow.
Where can I reach you?
We'll figure that out, later.
In the mean time, how
about joining me for dinner?
Well, let's celebrate!
No, it's okay.
Thank you, you've
done so much for us.
Don't be silly.
I'll tell you what.
My house is not very far from
here and I have a wonderful
housekeeper who cooks for me.
What would you like?
What about a hamburger?
We probably can manage that.
Come on.
My paintings.
Of course.
Welcome to my home.
There are so many.
Where did you get all of this?
Some I bought.
Some are gifts.
In one day, I've seen more
original paintings than in
my whole life.
I have quite a few I think
you would appreciate.
Right this way,
one of my favorites.
This one.
Oh, this one, I got it in Paris.
That was about five
or six years ago.
And this one I
picked up in Moscow.
And here is the TV room.
It's like a movie theater.
Look at these.
Can we watch one?
Ken, not now!
Sure, why not?
You can come over and watch
movies anytime you want.
Now, Alice, here is
the pice de rsistance.
I used to paint myself,
I don't much anymore.
But, this is my favorite
part of the house.
I admit to having a bit
of love affair with art.
I guess I discovered that
my talent was more about
finding original artists,
than making original paintings.
All of this and no one...
A bit of a waste, really.
Sort of like the TV room.
Use it whenever you want.
Why me?
I mean...
Why us?
Cause, like I said, my
talent is for finding artists.
Helping to bring new
work into the world.
When I find someone
I believe in.
Come on.
Let's eat.
So, why did you come
to the United States?
Because, I want to be a painter.
You don't sound very convinced.
Do you have family here?
No, it's just us.
Might as well tell the truth.
So, where are you staying?
Ah, just as I thought.
Let me guess.
Maybe a park?
You're very lucky, you know?
Many people don't even
survive the journey.
You must've wanted to
come here very badly.
Alright, then.
You need a place to stay.
And as you see, I have
a lot of spare rooms.
Can we Alice?
Can we?
We appreciate that.
But, we will be fine, thank you.
Look, I have been very lucky in
my life and I like to give back
when I can.
We're living the dream!
You'll wake Mr. Sullivan up.
Good morning!
Strawberry pancakes
are on the table.
Did you ask for them?
I told him they're
your favorite.
Oh, good, you found
the paints already.
Sorry, I should have asked.
No, I'm glad you
feel comfortable.
That is what I wanted.
You better eat.
You need great strength to
be a great painter, you know.
How can we ever thank you?
You can't.
Oh, if I don't hurry, I will be
late for my first appointment
at the gallery.
Where did you learn
how to do that?
Our grandpa taught me
everyday after school.
Alice too.
But, she won't help
me out anymore.
What do you mean?
She's too busy
learning how to paint.
It's all she thinks about.
Maybe you should be
learning things too.
You're sixteen.
You're going to have to
finish high school some time.
I don't like to study.
What do you like?
But, I just can't get it right.
You know, I have a friend
I'd like you to meet.
A fellow who happens
to own a boxing gym.
- Really?
- Mhm.
What are you doing
tomorrow afternoon?
We're on.
Mr. Sullivan, Alice doesn't
really like for me to fight.
I guess we don't have
to tell her then, do we?
So, what do you think?
Can you find
something to do here?
Good to see you.
Who do we have here?
Half of my latest project.
His name is Ken Qiang.
Ken, this is Lee.
New in town.
He's got some great moves.
See what you think.
Hey, uh, Freddie.
Get this kid some gloves.
Come with me, kid.
And, the other half?
His sister.
A painter.
Asking for trouble.
We'll see.
Keep the kid busy, will you?
- I don't want to worry about...
- Sure.
What about Mei?
No news.
So... good news.
Even better.
Because I believe we
may have a new client.
Hey, kid.
Is that the best you can do?
Bags are one thing.
Let's see how he
does in the ring.
Hey, not bad.
Not bad.
You want to try sparring?
Hey, Rob!
Take Ken for a couple rounds.
Don't worry.
Won't hurt you too much, kid.
Don't worry, old man.
I won't beat you up too bad.
Give me a hand
here with this guy.
Let's get him out of here.
I don't want
somebody seeing this.
That's not bad.
That's not bad at all.
Listen, we're having a
competition here tomorrow night.
You should come.
Maybe you make a few bucks.
As in American money?
I'm in.
I like your attitude.
Sure, fighters can
make a little cash.
But, of course, it's the
winners who make the most.
Land of opportunity.
I love it!
Come on, Marty.
Something, anything because
the bosses are all over me
on this one.
Well, you were right
about the paint.
There was something funny.
We missed it the first time.
Now, we're talking.
So, oil paint, on her
hands, and on her jeans.
That's odd.
That's what I thought.
Lead was banned in
most paints years ago.
Most, but not all.
I'm not sure yet,
but I have a hunch.
Such a great investigator.
Got a hunch about a man for me?
Thanks for this.
Good morning!
Good morning.
How are you?
I've never had so much
canvas, paint, time before.
If I'm not good now,
I can only blame myself.
Alice, I have a favor to ask.
Look here.
Van Gogh.
The painter who once
said he had no technique.
I've never seen a
real Van Gogh before.
Is there one in Seattle?
This particular painting
disappeared during World War II.
And it hasn't been seen since.
But, yes.
There are a couple at
the Seattle Art Museum.
Have you never been to a museum?
Well, we must get
you there pronto.
Well, I remember that
copy that you did.
And I know it's not
what you want to do.
But, I was hoping that you would
consider copying this for me.
It's for a friend.
Also an immigrant from Croatia.
He's been very ill.
Doesn't have much time.
Maybe a year, maybe less.
And that is his
favorite painting.
I owe him a lot.
I know it sounds
rather grandiose.
But, I just want
to give it to him.
Of course, he'll know
that I didn't find it.
And we'll have a
good laugh about that.
Will you?
Mr. Sullivan.
Please, call me Justus.
Ken and I are so
much in your debt.
But, I don't think
I can get this right.
I can't even see
the brush stroke.
I have a better version.
About the same size
as the original.
Well, excuse me.
Why don't you give him that?
I just feel that
you can do it better.
In my country, when we did copy,
we signed our name in the back
of the painting.
Could I do that?
I'm really not that good.
I don't know how to
paint like Van Gogh.
I don't want you to
paint like Van Gogh.
I want to you to paint
like you are Van Gogh.
Could I think about it?
Of course.
And Alice, whatever
you decide, it's okay.
Oh, I've been thinking.
Eventually, you're going
to need some visas.
For you, Ken, and your father.
We are not going to
have him coming over
in a containership.
I'll work on it.
Have you seen this girl?
Sir, have you seen this girl?
Take a good look.
Nothing at all?
Thank you.
Miss, have you seen this girl?
Has she ever bought
anything from you here?
Anything at all?
Thank you.
How about you, miss?
You ever seen her
around the market place?
I'm just trying
to ID her, please?
What are you doing, Picasso?
You want to run away again?
Not running away.
I'm leaving.
There is a difference.
And, you will be going where?
It doesn't matter.
We'll be fine wherever we go.
We are not leaving.
You are leaving.
Listen to me.
Something is not right.
I don't know.
Is it...
Did he?
He wants me to paint a Van Gogh.
So what?
You did it at home all the time.
It's different here.
I just don't feel right.
I don't get it.
Why does it matter if you
paint flowers or Picasso?
You want to run away just
because you don't feel right?
Just trust me.
I'm not going anywhere.
Ken, you're coming with me.
Dad put me in charge of you.
Get your things together.
Dad is not here.
And I'm not leaving.
Do you want to go
back to the streets?
Are you crazy?
Alice, this is everything
you ever wanted.
A place to paint.
To be an artist.
This is your dream come true.
But, Ken.
It's still just a dream.
None of this is ours.
But, it can be ours.
Listen to me.
Just listen, Alice.
He is giving you, me,
the chance of a lifetime.
I don't know why he is
doing it and I don't care.
I just know he likes us.
He's nice to us.
And he wants to help.
Besides, how else would
we ever get dad here?
So, he doesn't want
to get into your pants.
Is he gay?
Well then, he wants
to get into your pants.
No, he doesn't.
Look, my dear.
If he doesn't want to get
into your pants, he is gay.
And if he isn't gay, he
wants to get into your pants.
That's the way it has
always been since the
beginning of time.
Men are pigs.
No, he's not.
He's just nice.
Maybe, then, he's a eunich.
He doesn't want anything
from me, except that painting.
A Van Gogh?
Off with his ear?
Like the one we
saw in the museum?
That I had to
drag you away from?
I've never seen
a real one before.
It was so alive.
The brush strokes, the
colors, the mix of colors,
And, you know, the branch
seems to be breathing.
It was a swell branch.
I agree.
If only I could
ever be that good.
What's wrong?
Maybe, it would
help to train you.
He's been so generous.
But, I don't feel right
copying other people's work.
Look, every artist in
that great big museum had
to start somewhere.
A lot of them had to paint
shit that they didn't like.
You have here what
we call a patron.
Someone who wants
to support you.
So, take what life offers you.
Life gives you lemons,
make lemonade.
But, add a shit load
of vodka, it helps.
Look Alice, it could be worse.
[bell rings]
Hit him!
Watch out.
Get him!
[cheers & applause]
Well, that's two down.
You got the door?
Yeah, with your agility and
your low center of gravity Ken,
you got a chance of becoming
something really special, okay.
Take this, huh?
You deserve it.
See you on Thursday?
You mean I get to do it again?
Yeah, sure.
You bet.
Where have you been?
Where did you get this from?
I found it on the street.
It fell from a big tree.
I told you money grows on trees.
Ken, seriously.
Tell me, where did
you get this from?
Well, I'm working for Elizabeth.
At the diner.
Doing what?
You know, washing dishes,
taking orders, cooking food.
Stuff like that.
Cooking food?
Sure sis.
This is America.
Anybody can do
anything they want.
And you got this
much from one night?
Sure sis.
Everybody likes me.
I made them laugh.
They gave me good tip.
And since you haven't sold any
paintings yet, I should bring
in the bucks.
Don't you think, Alice?
You're sweaty.
I was working really hard.
Besides, I went to
Sullivan's gym today.
I mean, Mr. Sullivan.
I heard you were at
the gym today Ken.
And that everyone was
very impressed with you.
Have you been fighting?
Nah, there is no fighting there.
It's just a gym.
A couple of punching bags.
That sort of thing, huh?
We should all get some sleep
because tomorrow I will start
a new painting.
Not anything titanium.
The paint I'm looking
for has lead in it.
It's becoming more she-she.
Organic paint is what I call it.
No additives.
Kind of like the way the
old masters used to do it.
It's very expensive.
Do you remember
anyone buying it?
Well, it's not the
students for sure.
They can't afford it.
And, who wants lead poisoning?
Wait here, I got
some in back.
Why are Sizzly Colors different?
We use genuine historical
pigments like the ones used by
the old masters.
Blah, blah, blah.
No modern additives.
The character found in each tube
of our oil colors is unique.
Giving the artist new
choices of texture, opacity,
consistency, tone, and hue.
You experience the
transparencies of yellow ochre..
That's what I want!
I mean, excuse me.
I need that kind of paint.
That's what I was looking for.
Please, I'd like to
look around some more.
That young lady
knows what she wants.
Any particular color?
All of them!
Young lady, you know
what these cost?
No, but it doesn't matter.
I'll take them.
Can I ask you a question?
Yeah, sure.
Do you want to
get into my pants?
Excuse me?
I... no.
Are you gay?
Then, you must be eunich.
Thank you.
[laughs] So much for
discretion, detective.
I did my part perfectly.
Was she ever in here?
Did she ever...
Good God, she looks dead.
She is.
She was.
She did.
Same thing as the
girl that was just here.
An Asian thing.
Don't you think?
If she comes back, you call me.
Mr. Gilani.
Justus Sullivan.
Fine, thank you.
Good news.
The Van Gogh.
A couple of weeks, perhaps.
Oh, you will not
be disappointed.
Come again.
Oh wow.
My favorite Asian painter.
This is for you.
Thank you for the good advice.
For me?
Just what I always wanted.
What is it?
Kidding, kidding.
It's lovely!
Thank you.
Ah, we're gonna put it right
over there with a big sign,
painted by Alice Qiang.
Elizabeth, there
is another eunich.
The guy that just came in.
You are following me.
No, I'm not.
Kick his lying ass, Asian girl!
Okay, please stop.
I am following you.
I'm interested in an Asian girl.
No, no, not like that.
Let me explain.
Are we supposed to believe
that this is legitimate?
I'm a homicide detective
investigating the murder of a
female Asian painter.
Why are you following me?
Because you are a painter.
How do you know?
Because you were in the
art store buying oil paints.
He's good.
The other girl that was
murdered, also a painter.
So, she was Asian
and she painted.
What does that
have to do with me?
Perhaps, you're in
danger of the same fate.
Why don't you come down
to the station with me?
I'd rather not.
And, I'd like you to leave now.
You heard what she said,
get out of my restaurant.
What if you're already in danger
and you don't know it yet?
Well, I guess
I'll find out soon.
Well, when you do,
let me know about it.
You may need my help.
Why did you call him a eunich?
Well, he isn't gay and
he doesn't want to get
into my pants.
Very impressive.
You scared me.
Thank you.
You're very good
at this, you know.
Or copying?
Well, I would say both.
It teaches me to do this.
I'm not as bold in my own work.
So, when do you think?
Three days.
Maybe two.
Okay, just like before, okay?
You got this.
Just make sure he gets through.
I think this kid
is the real thing.
We do things a little different
after hours here, folks.
No rounds, no judges.
The fight will continue
until one man can't stand.
To my right, standing six foot
four, two hundred and sixty
pounds from Chicago.
The infamous Hannibal.
[cheers & applause]
To my left, standing five foot
six, a slight one hundred
and sixty pounds.
Ken Qiang.
This is your last chance
to place bets, people.
One to one odds.
Fighters to the center.
Let's touch hands.
Alright, let's see some blood.
[arm snapping]
That's it.
Get back.
Nice work.
Good job, kid.
I knew I could take him.
Even before we started.
He's way too big, way too slow.
I see a promising
career ahead of you, Ken.
Don't tell Alice, though.
She's gonna know something
from the look of you.
Where were you?
I'm going to sleep in my room.
It's late.
Don't want to keep you up.
Good night.
You're not going anywhere.
Get in here.
You've been fighting.
Alice, I swear...
You're lying.
Working out.
Not fighting.
And you get bruises like
this from working out?
I got this.
And this.
And this.
You aren't the only
one who can work, Alice.
I have something I can
do and I'm going to do it.
But, you promised me...
I know.
But, I take it back.
It was not a good reason
to make a promise.
Those guys would have hurt you.
If you didn't know how to fight,
you wouldn't be here.
Alice, this is who we are.
This is what we learned
from our grandfather.
This is what I have.
All I have.
I'm not smart like you.
I don't want to go to college
and I can't talk about art.
I wanted everything
to be different here.
I see you painting, Alice.
Doing what you were born to do.
Let me do what I was born to do.
So, you are not
working for Elizabeth?
Nah, she's my cover.
We're by appointment only.
I have a 1:30 pm appointment.
Oh, let me check.
It doesn't seem to be here.
My mistake.
I'm sorry.
Thank you.
My friend will be most pleased.
It's good.
Mr. Johnson.
Oh, I wasn't expecting
you till later.
I'll make you something.
Thank you.
Alice, I have some
very good news.
What is this?
This afternoon, we sold
one of your paintings.
I know you don't have a bank
account yet, so, I brought you
your share in cash.
$1900 minus the
galleries commission.
So, that's close to
a thousand dollars!
Which painting?
Who bought it?
The one showing the young
Chinese girl playing the flute.
Who is the buyer?
Do you know their name?
Well, it was bought by a
nice young woman who was a...
I want to meet her!
Ken, sit down.
To thank her.
Besides, if somebody
has something I made,
it means we are
connected in some way.
Thank you Mr. Sullivan,
Mr. Sullivan Justus.
That's very nice, Alice.
Can I meet her tomorrow?
That's not how the
professional world works.
Can I come too?
You don't need to thank her.
She's been rewarded
by your painting.
- Besides...
- We can buy her flowers.
No, I'm sorry.
Justus, can we please,
please meet her?
This is the first
painting I ever sold.
People who buy art value
their privacy, Alice.
My job is to take care of the
client as well as the artist.
Please, don't make
that difficult for me.
I'm sorry.
I didn't mean to.
Thank you Mr. Sullivan.
We're very sorry.
Excuse me, Mrs. Ryan.
I won't be eating after all.
I just remembered, I have
a conference call in a
couple of minutes.
You're looking at a paid artist!
What on earth?
I sold my first painting!
That's wonderful.
Elizabeth, I'll come
back another time.
No, Alice.
Stay right here.
I asked him to be
here when you came.
Because I'm worried about you.
Alice, listen to me.
That girl who was murdered,
I believe she was
painting for someone.
Someone that was paying
her to paint forgeries.
So, what does that
have to do with me?
That girl seems
she had a patron.
They found her bag yesterday
about a mile off the port,
with $18,000 cash.
So what?
Alice, don't pretend with him.
He's okay.
He's just trying to help.
Everyone here is
just trying to help.
No, he's a eunich.
What is it with
you two and eunichs?
It's our secret code.
It means...
You're okay.
Thanks for coming with me.
Did I have a choice?
There's a lot of money
in art forgeries, Alice.
And they need people like you.
You mean, stupid people.
No, talented people.
You don't know I'm talented.
I do.
I saw your paintings
at the gallery.
I know.
You saw my paintings?
It was a babbling brook,
a field of flowers,
and the third one was what?
A young Asian girl
playing the flute.
And very colorful.
Has he asked you to copy
someone else's work?
He knows many Asian painters
are skilled at copying.
Have you ever copied a
famous painting, Alice?
Yes, at my father's shop.
I thought so.
I need to go now.
Wake up, Alice!
Just because you're innocent,
doesn't mean everyone is.
These are dangerous people
who'll do anything for money.
I think you're
just out to get us.
Finally, something good
happened to me and my brother.
And you're trying to ruin it.
You don't know how hard it
is and how hungry we are.
That's what they're counting on.
Your hunger to make it and your
belief that you deserve this.
But, but, but, don't I?
You really believe
that's how it works?
It's America.
Anyone can make it.
It's not real, Alice.
And I think you know that.
I know you're illegal.
I could bring you in
for that right now.
But, I need you to
help me to get Sullivan.
Because that other girl,
she didn't deserve to die.
And besides, it
could have been you.
Instead, they proposed using
the ratio of employing people
to the total population
as a more meaningful metric.
Today, news from the art world.
A noted antiquities and oil
painting expert was arrested
charged with criminal fraud.
The expert, Brad Johnson, of
Seattle, is accused of falsely
and authenticating scores of
paintings and sculptures.
One of the counterfeited
paintings currently hangs in
London's state museum.
Another was discovered at...
Get everyone.
Yes, sir.
Can I have some?
And the shit has hit the fence.
[doorbell rings]
I'll get it.
Justus Sullivan.
Where is he?
What do you think you're doing?
I don't understand.
Let's talk about this.
Let's sit down
and talk about this.
How can I help you?
What seems to be the problem?
You neglected to tell
me something about the
painting I paid you
$22 million for isn't real.
If it is not,
I was fooled as well.
Who painted it?
I don't like being cheated.
More than that, I don't
like being played for a fool.
I want my money now!
It is not here!
Shot's fired at my location.
Send back up, I'm going in.
Help me!
Where is my money?
Where's my fuckin' money?!
Kill the kid!
Kill the kid!
Kill the kid!
Alice, he lied to us.
Alice, I didn't.
It wasn't real, was it?
Alice, please.
Help me.
Let's go.
Alice, Alice!
Get going.
If they find you here,
you'll be deported.
Go to the restaurant.
I need to get my paintings!
Alice, come on!
Can I get an omelette?
With no cheese, and
keep onions on the side.
Oh, well, here he is.
Mr. Nick Thompson himself.
Hello Nick!
Alice, you better
come on over here.
Are you here to arrest me?
Well, I don't see what
good that would do.
You didn't know what
Sullivan planned to do with
your painting, did you Alice?
I might have.
I don't know.
He told me not to sign my name
in the back of the painting.
But, you did sign.
So, that means you're innocent.
Well, here is what I'm thinking.
Not sure if I'm right
about this or not.
You tell me.
Because I believe you
kids were in on this thing
the entire time.
- What?
- Huh?
You were working with me
starting from a few days
after you arrived.
I got Elizabeth
backing me up on that.
The night she was robbed,
we met that night.
And you two went
undercover for the city
of Seattle Police Department.
Isn't that right?
Oh, I was right here
when it happened.
In fact, I made a point of
noting it the first time you
were here in the
restaurant, Alice.
It was good thinking, Elizabeth.
Now, Alice.
Did Sullivan say anything
about sponsoring you and Ken?
Well, I just so happened to be
the first one to go through all
of his mail.
But, I don't think
these belong to him.
I think they belong to you.
You saved her life.
Heck, you even saved
my life that night.
This is the least the
United States of America
can do for you.
Welcome to America!
In the meantime, you two
can go on staying with me.
It's going great so far.
And besides, I don't
have children on my own.
And someday, someone's
gonna have to run this place.
Excuse me.
Who can I talk to
about these paintings?
We love this one.
That's my favorite.
Thank you.
It's beautiful.
Thank you!
What was your inspiration?