Challenge of Five Gauntlets (2018) Movie Script

(wind howls)
(wolf howls)
(dramatic music)
(solemn music)
(child laughing)
(child laughs)
(swing squeaks)
(swing squeaks)
- Susie?
(mysterious music)
- Her SaO2 is dropping,
it's a concern we have
to watch closely now.
(solemn music)
As I'm sure you're aware,
today was Susie's last
treatment, I was hoping
to give you good news
but I also won't lead
you on pretending
that I may know
answers that I do not.
- So what are you
saying exactly?
- With where Susie's
illness stands now
and the rate at
which it's going,
she has about eight
weeks left to live.
- So what, there has to be
something we haven't tried--
- Michael--
- We can do it.
There has to be
something, right?
She's three years old,
we cannot just give up.
- Michael, we're not giving up.
We've exhausted every
medical treatment
we have in our
arsenal, everything.
Medical miracles
can happen and have.
- We're just supposed to
wait for a miracle then?
- I'm saying continue
to love your child
and fight along with her.
I'm very sorry.
(solemn music)
(keyboard keys clack)
- Crenshaw's barely alive.
(character screams)
(mysterious music)
- What are you doing?
- I'm just looking at
alternative medicine.
It seems we've been
through it all, you know?
But we can't just stop
looking for something.
I'm gonna go down to the
library tomorrow for awhile.
- Do you,
do you think there's hope?
That we'll find a cure?
- I don't know.
But I'm gonna try
looking at case studies,
unexplained illnesses,
whatever I can find.
We'll figure this out.
We have to.
(somber music)
(inquisitive music)
(birds chirping)
(tool clacking)
(tool clacking)
Hi, the Historian
Institute of Pennsylvania
sent me to here.
My name's Michael,
Michael Chancellor.
Now I'm looking for
a Kane Galloway,
is he here, available or?
- You'll find him about
200 yards up that way.
- All right, thank you.
Hi, I'm looking for Kane,
can you help me out?
- I'm Kane, is there
something I can help you with.
- Yeah, the Institute
sent me here.
I'm Michael Chancellor, they
said I'd find you here.
I'm looking to hire you
to find something for me.
It's a very specific
item that relatively
impossible to locate.
- What is it you're looking for?
- My daughter, she's battling
a very serious illness.
- So you're looking
for a doctor?
- She's dying, Mr. Galloway.
She's been through every
medical treatment possible
and we're running out of options
and there's very
little time left.
I'm desperate for anything
and that's why I'm here.
- What is it that
you're looking for?
- Buddha's Tooth.
- Buddha's Tooth?
- It's said to have healing
powers to whoever holds it
in their hand.
It's our last hope.
I don't know where else to turn
and I'm begging
you, please, please.
- Buddha's Tooth is a myth,
you need a mythologist
and I locate relics,
Mr. Chancellor.
- I don't understand,
so you're saying--
- I'm saying Buddha's
Tooth is a myth, not real.
And I deal in reality.
- So you're saying
you won't help.
- I'm saying you're chasing
a ghost, Mr. Chancellor.
It's a waste of
time and efforts.
Now if you'll excuse me,
I've got a deadline to meet.
- It's our last hope.
- I'm sorry to hear
about your child.
- Kane?
- Yeah.
- He left this for you.
(ominous music)
- What ya think, Dad?
(knocking on door)
- I'll get it.
(mysterious music)
Not gonna lie to you,
I've read a lot of strange
stories regarding the Tooth.
Stories about it being
protected by gatekeepers.
Things that are just too
impossible to be true.
But, on the chance that
it would heal my daughter,
they have to have a price.
All of those are blank
to cover your expenses
and for acquiring the Tooth.
What do you feel
our first move is?
- It has been said
that the Tooth travels
around between multiple keepers.
It never stays in one
place for very long.
My first move, I'm gonna
pay a visit to someone
I think can help.
(peaceful music)
It's good to see you, Master.
- I see you have kept
up with your training.
- Did you think I wouldn't?
- You still have much to learn,
Kane, there is no ending.
It has been years
since you were here.
I gather that you are
not here to train.
- I apologize for
my work consuming
my last three years, but
yeah, I came to ask you
for help finding a relic.
- Oh, what is this you seek?
- Buddha's Tooth.
- Ah, Cane, Buddha's Tooth
is heavily protected.
Very secretly hidden, that
Tooth is not to be just given.
- I'm not looking for it
to be given, I'm taking it.
Taking it back to
the States with me.
- Kane, tooth is
not for the taking.
Why do you seek
this now, my son?
- It's not for me.
A young child's very sick,
her family came to me for help
finding this item and then
bringing it back to them.
The Tooth is said to
have healing powers.
- Yes, that is a legend.
- Can you help me?
- You will need transportation
all over the world.
Let me pay a visit
to an old friend
who owes me a large
favor but know this,
to get Buddha's Tooth,
you'll need to become legend.
(easygoing music)
(patrons chattering)
I'm looking for Ruby.
- Help you find
something, old man?
Maybe the potty?
- I'm looking for Ruby.
- Well she aint' here and
you better get out of here
before you get hurt.
(flesh thudding)
(flesh thudding)
(man groans)
(man shouts)
(man grunting)
(wrist snapping)
(men shouting)
(Ruby claps)
- Sang-Jin, here I
thought you were dead.
- Ask your friends.
- Come for a drink?
- I came to collect
a favor you owe me.
- It's on me, my old friend.
I'm a busy girl.
My import export business
is booming, my friend.
- Precisely why I
come to you now.
- Oh?
- International transportation.
You have your own
private plane, I assume.
I'm proud of you, Kane.
The knowledge you
have gained here,
certainly did not go to waste.
Perhaps, mentally, even
more than physically,
your honor, most noble
mission here, Kane,
but understand the dangers.
- Dangers?
- [Sang-Jin] Your life will
be in great danger throughout.
Many have met their demise
seeking the Tooth's powers.
The gatekeepers are
there to see its powers
do not fall into
the wrong hands.
- Mine aren't the
wrong hands, Master.
- I understand,
but they will not.
This map will put you
to one gatekeeper.
Upon defeating him,
there'll be clues
to the next gatekeeper.
There are five gatekeepers.
That is your gaunt list
to achieve the Tooth.
- [Kane] Thank you, Master.
- [Sang-Jin] I wish you success.
Just know.
- [Kane] Know what, Master?
- [Sang-Jin] Not
achieving the Tooth
means you have died at the
hands of the gatekeepers.
(motorcycle rumbles)
- You must be Ruby.
- Sang-Jin speaks
very highly of you.
- Good to know.
- There's something
else good to know.
He's the only reason
you're here right now.
Not exactly running
official business.
Everything under the radar
and not only does it need
to stay that way,
I like it that way.
You do anything
to compromise me,
you do anything to
compromise my business.
Just don't.
- I'm not here to make
your life difficult,
just need transportation fast.
That's it.
- That I can do.
Load your bags, I
don't caddy to anyone.
- [Kane] Hey.
You know there is
something I do know.
I heard that even doing
this favor for Sang-Jin
that you'd still owe him
a thousand times over.
(dramatic music)
(water rushing)
(suspenseful music)
(gate keeper speaks
in foreign language)
(Kane speaks in
foreign language)
- (speaks in foreign
language) I speak the English.
Can I help you with something?
- I think so.
- Mm, American, yes?
You come long way to visit
lonely cabin in woods.
Come, let us let Mother
Nature be and take shelter.
Please, your name.
- [Kane] Kane.
- It mean little fighter, yes?
Please, sit.
It will help take
sting out of cold.
Toast to your travels, Mr. Kane.
Mr. Lo Chen, wonderful man.
Years ago when Russia and
China have good relations.
Give me opportunity to train
with the best of the best.
Train hard, train often,
Master Wu would say (chuckles).
Develops character.
Yes, he was right,
he was always right.
Good times.
To Master Lo Chen.
So comrade, tell me.
Brings you all the way out here?
- A young girl.
- Go on.
- I'm seeking a powerful
relic, one that could heal her.
(man sighs)
- I see.
(ominous music)
The Buddha's Tooth,
an item of much power.
Many have come before
you, seeking for it.
Let's just say,
they never left.
I admit your cause is
more noble than theirs.
I believe death
is this child's destiny.
A Tooth cannot stop destiny.
- Maybe for this child it can.
(gatekeeper sighs)
- If I could help, I would.
But I have been sworn
to protect this relic.
And if you use
it, it could have,
how you say,
effect of butterfly.
It's very dangerous.
Who a, I to choose who
benefits from its power.
Who lives, who dies.
- I'm not asking you to choose.
I'm asking you to help.
Maybe it can't save everyone,
but if it can help one child
live to their potential,
isn't that enough?
- I understand your
sentiment, my friend.
But I must disagree.
You should leave.
- I'm not leaving without it.
(gatekeeper sighs)
- Then perhaps, you
don't leave at all.
(men grunting)
(flesh thudding)
(bottles clinking)
(wrist snapping)
(pan clunks)
(gatekeeper grunts)
(gatekeeper screams)
(glass clinking)
Believe this is what you're
looking for, comrade.
(men grunting)
(flesh thudding)
(men grunting)
(objects clunking)
(pan clinks)
(gatekeeper screams)
(gatekeeper groans)
(ominous music)
(gatekeeper shouts)
(pan clunks)
(gatekeeper groans)
(pan clunks)
(ominous music)
(phone buzzing)
- Site 7E.
- Douglas, it's Kane.
- Kane, where are you?
- Listen, I'm gonna be
away for a few weeks.
I need you to take the
lead while I'm gone.
- I can't keep the foundation
away from here forever.
- Yes, yes, you can,
Douglas, I need you.
I'll be in touch.
- Kane, hello?
(plane blade whirring)
- You get what you're
looking for, chief?
- Not yet, it's a
work in progress.
- Yeah, well, hopefully
we're not just wasting
time and fuel.
- How do you know Sang-Jin?
- You mean how does someone
like me know Sang-Jin?
- I didn't mean anything,
I was just curious
how the two of you
would've crossed paths.
- I was in the right
place at the right time.
Relax, he's still
who you think he is.
- I would never doubt that.
- I was at a Chinese market.
Some punks cornered me
and tried to knife me
over 15 American dollars.
And there he was,
just like a superhero.
Needless to say, they
didn't get my $15.
Just the hospital.
- Well I'm glad
you're still here.
- For you?
- For you.
- He saved my life that day.
We kept in touch here and there.
He disapproved of my
business, that I know.
- Why?
- Hm, probably thought
I was running drugs.
Which I don't.
- So what do you run?
- Everything else.
(dramatic music)
(water rushing)
(animals chittering)
- Whatever it is you seek,
you will not find
it here, American.
Nothing more needs said.
(intense music)
(flesh thudding)
(flesh thudding)
(Kane coughs)
(flesh thudding)
(dramatic music)
(heart pounding)
(water rushing)
(suspenseful music)
(Kane grunts)
(flesh thudding)
(Kane blubbering)
- The map, where?
(animals chittering)
(tense music)
(plane propellor whirring)
Yeah, I'm off to Japan,
I'll get there late tonight.
- Susie's stable for right now.
She just saw her doctor,
he said nothing's changed.
For better or for worse.
- I'll be in touch shortly.
- What can I do to help?
- Stay positive.
- That's not what I meant.
- I know but that's what
I need from you the most.
That's what she needs
from you the most.
I'll talk to you soon.
- Kane.
- Yeah?
- Please hurry.
- What now?
- We have to hurry.
- Looking at the coordinates,
if we hit the jet stream
just right, we'll be able
to cut our travel time
by a third and save
on a lot of fuel.
- When can we leave?
- Now.
(dramatic music)
- You're gaining
quite the reputation
and quickly, American.
Please, sit, relax.
(bird squawking)
Your name?
- Kane.
- Ah, the little fighter.
An appropriate
name it would seem.
Did your mother speak
of your name's meaning?
- I wouldn't know.
- Oh?
- My mother died giving birth.
- To you, a little fighter,
in more ways than one.
You come seeking the Tooth, yes?
It has been some time
since a challenger came.
Individuals that make
it here for the Tooth,
do not leave.
I sense you have a
vulnerable reason
for wanting such
a powerful item.
I sense it strongly with you.
While I do not know you,
there's an ancient Japanese
saying I will share.
When the character of
a man is not clear,
look at his friends.
- My master is Sang-Jin.
- You must be hungry.
(tense music)
Sang-Jin, a true legend.
Please tell me how
you come to know him.
- I was born in China,
my father traveled
all over the world for his work.
Yet, wasn't ready
to be a father.
Sang-Jin took me
in as an infant.
His generosity, compassion,
the life lessons he taught me,
I could never repay, only honor.
- So you know not your
(speaks in foreign language)?
(speaks in foreign language)
- Well...
To Sang-Jin.
You do not enjoy
a fine wine, Kane?
- Sensai, I don't need
served, please allow one
of the ladies to enjoy my drink.
(mysterious music)
(woman gags)
- I underestimate
you, little fighter.
Sang-Jin has taught you well.
- Shinobis are mercenaries,
not known for a code of honor.
- That is true.
Deception, an assassin's
best of friend.
It seems our paths were
destined for physical combat.
But my time of underestimating
you is now over.
- No doubt.
- Sang-Jin will be very proud.
It is getting late, let
us retire for the evening.
Servant Nisaki will show
you to your chambers.
She will make you
very comfortable.
She is at your command.
We shall meet at sunrise
on the north premise.
Nisaki will see
to it you arrive.
- Enjoy your evening, Sensai.
- Before your retire, your meal,
though it was cooked
to perfection,
what did you add to it?
- A spice mixture, cinnamon,
dried plums, garlic,
it's used to eliminate
bacteria or toxins.
(mysterious music)
(solemn music)
- A valerian tea
before bed, Master?
- No thank you.
- It will help you relax
before a challenging day.
- No thank you.
- I understand.
What can I do for you?
A massage perhaps,
something else?
- Let's just get some rest.
- Your journey ends 200
kilometers to the north.
It was an honor to
meet you, Master.
(tense music)
- To see you end today, I
feel the universe will suffer
with your loss.
Let's hope the next
individual seeking death
will think more
clearly than you.
(dramatic music)
(gatekeeper shouts)
(swords clank)
(fighters grunting)
- Where?
(tense music)
(waves crashing)
(somber music)
- Be ready to fly
out in about an hour.
- Great.
- I never ask people anything.
I tell them, but that's
my life and just the way
things work for me but I
have to ask you something.
Why are you doing this?
- I wasn't gonna do it at first.
The relic I'm after, the
Buddha's Tooth, it's a myth.
The little girl's family
obviously was desperate
when they came to me and
when you're desperate
you can believe or want
to believe crazy things.
- What changed your mind?
- They could've went about
it several different ways
or tried to,
but they believed in
me and what I can do.
That belief in me, that's
what changed my mind.
- That doesn't mean
the Tooth isn't a myth.
- No, but now I believe, I
believe it can't be a myth.
- And you could die
whether it is or isn't.
- Seems others believe
it isn't a myth either.
- So risking your
life is worth that?
I'm not sure I understand
it all or even want to.
But I do know, I don't
wanna see you die either.
(gentle music)
- I need you to hold it for
me and don't let go, okay?
(car rumbling)
(solemn music)
- I'm glad to see you
back so soon, Kane.
Your journey was a success?
- [Kane] It's only a success
if I know the girl's okay
and I don't know
that yet, Master.
- Kane, come sit with me.
(suspenseful music)
The outcome may not be
what you want, Kane.
But I want you to be
prepared for this.
- Prepared for?
- The Tooth is a myth, the
healing power is legend.
Perhaps not reality.
Should a young child
pass from this life,
her eternal reward is
greater than what's here.
- I know that, Master.
(phone buzzing)
I'm sorry, Master,
please excuse me.
I'll be there shortly.
There's been a
problem, I have to go.
I'll be back soon.
- Safe travel to you, Master.
- Susie's body
temperature melted it
while she held it in her hand.
But look, there is this
little piece of paper
that was inside the Tooth.
I can't read what it
says but perhaps you can.
Can you read it?
- Yeah.
- What does it say?
- It says I have work to do.
(mysterious music)
(propellor whirring)
(birds chirping)
- [man] Stop there, my
friend, I'm not hiring.
Workload is covered for now.
- I'm not looking for work.
Ryku said I could find you here.
(tools clank)
- Ryku.
Crazy woman, aye, but
a very dangerous woman.
Speakin' her name, I'm
surprised you're standing
in front of me right now.
- If she had her
way, I wouldn't be.
I don't have much time.
- No one has all
the time they need.
A Tooth that can never
be defeated, my friend.
Come, share a brew, my friend.
Easy, friend, I know
why you're here,
but I can't help
you out here, come.
(upbeat music)
(patrons chattering)
- And I said that's
not my donkey!
(man laughs)
- To risking life and
limb for what we love.
Hey, drink up, you never
know, it could be your last.
These guys are on
their best behavior,
they're normally a
little more rowdy.
You commended their attention,
that's a good thing.
Instant respect, a
great trait to wield.
There is always a few
bad apples though.
(flesh thudding)
(men grunting)
- (laughs) Clowns,
the lot of them,
but then again,
you don't go to battle to shack
with a handful of goldfish.
I know why you're here, my
friend, let's take a walk.
(tense music)
Sure the journey's been taxin'.
You're on a journey
that doesn't fright men,
it ends men.
And I'm many a men at that.
Took an oath many years
ago to protect the Tooth.
What is your oath, American?
What do you really fight for?
- Life.
- I see, well, I know not if
the Tooth holds the powers
that people seek it out for,
but I believe,
I believe.
(items clunking)
Here it is.
It's a shame you'll
never know what it means.
(dramatic music)
(flesh thudding)
(gatekeeper grunts)
(flesh thudding)
Don't do this, my friend.
(flesh thudding)
(mysterious music)
- Get up.
Get up.
- [Ruby] I hope you
know a lot about voodoo.
- [Kane] Well I've been
fortunate in my travels
to interact with
lots of beliefs.
Let's just say with
what I know of voodoo,
I packed a lot of sea salt.
(tense music)
- Kane!
- I have to hurry.
- This is the end, isn't it?
- No, I need a ride home.
- Be careful.
(dramatic music)
(motorcycle rumbles)
(bell rings)
- I do, papa.
What'll it be, brother?
Sticks, stones, roots, bones?
A power perhaps to fill
the ache in your heart
or is it something else
you seek on your journey?
A relic, perhaps.
Please, have a seat.
You come with a pure heart,
yet you know what the
gods have destined.
I'm not here to stop
you on your journey
for what you seek.
I'm here to stop you from
acquiring what you seek.
Here, brother, you'll need that.
- I come from a
different belief system.
Keep it.
- Beliefs are meant to be
challenged, questioned.
Very well, brother, you
know what must be done.
(mysterious music)
And you know I must stop you.
I believe this one is yours.
(ominous music)
(foot clunks)
(Kane breathes heavily)
(dramatic music)
(flesh thuds)
(men grunting)
(man shouts)
(flesh thuds)
(men grunt)
(man screams)
(tense music)
(men grunting)
(man screams)
(man screams)
(ominous music)
(animals chittering)
(mysterious music)
- We are looking
for her parents?
They all stepped out to
get something to eat.
They should be back shortly.
- How's she doing?
- We're just trying to make
her comfortable right now.
It's been a peaceful morning.
Are you a friend of the family?
You look familiar.
- I'd just like to sit
and stay a few minutes.
- Yeah, of course, there's
coffee if you're interested.
(solemn music)
(door clunking)
- So how's she doing?
- You don't know?
- Know what?
- I called and texted.
Oh, please go to
her room right now.
The doctor will
explain it to you.
- Oh god!
Come on!
- Hi, Mom, hi, Dad.
(peaceful music)
- I really have no explanation
for this right now.
Susie is the picture of
health, a miracle, really.
We'd like to monitor
her for a few more days
just to be sure.
- Yes, yes, of course.
- The nurse will be along to
check her vitals in a bit.
I'll leave you alone now.
- Kane.
- Yeah?
- You have visitors,
you wanna see them now?
- Yes.
(gentle music)
Always sharp, Master.
- Never sharper.
- Father Time's taken
a beating for sure.
- Father Time may
win the last fight.
I will make sure he has a
losing record when he does.
- You have to teach
me your ways, Master.
- So you've come to train.
- I can't improve
without practice.
- This is true, white
belt, black belt,
it doesn't matter,
learning is endless.
I'm happy to see you, Kane.
Let's train.
(majestic music)
(dramatic music)
(solemn music)
(intense music)