Dark Meridian (2017) Movie Script

You want me?
Come get me then, motherfucker.
Detective Soleno.
How are you doing, sir?
Tevi, look at you,
lookin' all grown up.
You look good.
How you been?
Uh, I'm well.
You taking a break from college?
No, sir. I, um...
Finished college.
I'm done.
You graduated?
All right.
You working for your old man?
Oh, okay.
So why am I here, Tevi?
What am I doin' here?
I don't know.
Well, you gotta know something.
Something's happening
in here, right?
Spencer, just...
Who else is in there?
Nobody. Okay?
I don't know, nobody...
Don't bullshit me, Tevi.
Why don't you go back
to your car, sit down.
I've been in my car all day
watching this fuckin' warehouse.
All I wanna know is why.
Spencer, I can't.
What the fuck
you mean you can't?
Your old man called me down here
to stake out this warehouse.
You know what he told me?
"Stay here till
everybody else leaves.
Keep an eye open."
You gotta tell me somethin'.
What am I lookin' for, Tevi?
It's better you just
don't know some things.
Is this family business?
All right.
All right.
I'll be over here
if you need me.
Okay, good.
Thank you, detective.
Don't be a dick.
Hey, hey, hey. Hey, hey, get down!
What the fuck are you doing? Get down!
Come on, come on, come on.
Hey, what the fuck was that?
A fuckin' gunshot.
How many inside?
- How many would shoot?
- Three.
Stay low, stay right
behind me, all right?
Hey, hey, hey.
Fuck! Fuck! Fuck!
I'm dead, Tevi.
You need to get out of here.
Come on.
I think he's in the sideline.
Hey, stay there.
He's bleeding.
Tevi, that way!
To the right! To the right!
Where'd he go?
Not far.
Put that away.
Over there. Come on.
This guy got a name?
- Patrick.
- Patrick, Patrick.
- What...
- Hey.
- What are you doing?
- Trust me, okay?
I want you to circle the block,
you see anything, just yell.
- Got it?
- Yes.
Keep that in your pocket.
This is detective Soleno
with he NOPD.
I'm here to help you.
Patrick, you don't have to
be afraid no more, all right?
All you have to do is
come out with your hands up.
I'll have an ambulance
here in two minutes.
- Dude.
- -What happened to you?
Come on, come on!
- Tevi, who is this guy?
- I don't know.
- Have you seen him before?
- No.
Is he one of Garvan's men?
It's something different.
What do you mean,
something different?
There! I see him.
- You missed him.
- -Shit!
I'll get him on the way back.
There, look.
We got him.
I think we got him.
Not yet.
He's going in the canal!
How do you feel, buttercup?
I don't know you guys.
Not yet.
But you will.
Yeah, it hurts, huh?
This is only the beginning.
That's right.
This is the best
you're gonna feel all day.
You guys are all the same.
I'm sorry! Sorry!
You know what?
I don't believe you.
Okay, man! Listen, listen.
Please, I'll give you the money.
We don't want your money.
Where's Vic?
Who's Vic?
Do you know a Vic?
Never heard of him.
I guess you're all alone.
Now you belong to us.
Okay, look, I...
I told Vic I didn't have
the money, but I do.
I'll give it to you
instead, all of it.
Please, I can give you... i can
give you a hundred grand.
Give me 24 hours.
You like cars?
I have a hook-up. What
do you like, Mercedes?
Corvette? I...
Whatever you want.
Just tell me.
Let's work out a deal.
Garen, listen to me.
Listen very carefully.
We don't want your money.
There's nothing that you have
that we want.
Come on, come on, everybody
wants something, right?
What is it?
What do you want?
What do you want?
Painful, isn't it?
There's nothing quite like
the pain of a broken nose.
Your head fills with fluid, and little
bits of bone are smashed into your brain.
What do you want from me?
What do you want?
What do we want?
We wanna see you suffer
for killing Jacob.
We wanna see you suffer the way
his wife and two girls suffered.
We're gonna make you suffer
in ways you can't even imagine.
Then, when we think
you've had enough,
we're gonna put a bullet
right between your eyes.
I didn't kill anybody.
I've never killed anything.
I don't... whatever...
Whatever you think I did,
it's not me.
Garen, do you really
wanna piss us off?
You keep saying that name. I'm not Garen.
I don't know who that is!
My name is Patrick fox.
I work for Lamarque Ford.
I have...
I have a wife and a little boy.
Please, please...
Check my wallet.
Check my wallet.
I have an ID.
I have proof.
Check my wallet, please!
This is gonna be fun,
you know that?
See, I thought you would at least
be man enough to accept your fate.
You denying what you did is only
gonna make us hurt you more.
I'll give you some time
to think about it.
Get your story straight.
I'm not the guy.
I'm not the g...
I'm not the guy you want!
I'm not the guy you want.
Now see, I really don't care.
It's too dark out here, man.
Can't see shit.
This is stupid, man. We're never
gonna find him like this.
You got a better plan?
I wanna know every detail
of everything that went down.
I'm calling my father.
I wanna know where this guy came from
and what business you have with him.
- I'm calling my dad.
- Give me the fucking phone!
What the fuck, man?
And what do you think
you're gonna tell him, huh?
- The truth.
- Oh, the truth?
That your brother's dead and his
killer's still roaming the city, huh?
Oh, he'll like that.
Why don't you just put a bullet
in my head while you're at it?
We have to tell
my father something.
We will. All right?
We will.
I gotta know what's
going on, though, Tevi.
Then you should be
talking to my father.
That"s bullshit!
I need to know
what we're dealing with.
Like, where the fuck
did this dude come from?
I don't know.
That's bullshit, Tevi.
My dad does not include me
in any of his businesses.
You know that.
I don't know shit.
I don't know what you're thinking, I
don't know what your father's thinking,
but I know one thing.
I found you at the scene
of a triple homicide.
What am I supposed to think?
If my father finds out
that I spoke to a cop
before I talked to him,
what do you think
he's gonna do to me?
Tevi, I've known your family
for a long time.
I know.
And your father has done
a lot for me over the years.
I know.
And I tried to protect him, too.
I know.
Then you should know
I am very loyal.
I am loyal to you and your family.
But here is the fact.
You brother's dead and I'm dead, too, if I
don't find out the person who did this.
So you need to talk to me.
Do you understand?
Do you fuckin' understand?
Fuck! Yes.
Jesus. Psycho.
Then talk.
We picked him up this morning.
Don't worry.
They'll be here.
Is it 6:00?
I don't like this, Eddie.
We have no cover.
They're not coming to fight.
What if they don't show?
They will.
This is a good deal
for them, too.
You excited?
About what?
Getting a little revenge.
Restoring some balance
in the world.
Family stuff.
Who made this deal anyway?
Was this Lenny's idea?
No, it wasn't.
The old man made the deal.
This is fucked up.
How will we even know
if they hold up their end?
Hey, boss!
I see 'em coming.
Sit tight.
Be back in a minute.
Wait, I can't get out
of the fucking truck?
Stay down.
I don't want you seen.
I don't want you opening
that door for any reason.
What do you say, Eddie?
How you been?
Vic Garvan.
In the flesh.
You look well.
Ain't this something?
The Garvans and the Mareks
having a reunion.
Ain't this something?
Big Luther.
Looks like you packed on
a few pounds there, son.
Fuck you, man.
Let's get this over with.
Down to business, huh?
Come on, boys, what's the rush?
We're just having
a conversation.
Let's get something straight.
We may not be enemies
at the moment,
we sure as hell aren't friends.
I can think of
at least three names
friends of mine, who I know
are dead 'cause of you.
I'm thinking of a lot more than that.
You want me to start naming them all?
You're a fucking piece of shit.
Oh, I'm a piece of shit?
Oren and your uncle may have
made peace, but it won't last.
The way I see it, this peace,
it's just the calm
before the next storm.
Is that right?
Yeah, that's right.
And I can't wait to see this storm
come down on you and... well...
Your whole fuckin' outfit.
You motherfuckers act like you're
smarter than everybody else...
But you don't know
a goddamn thing.
I know I came this close to putting
you down myself a few months ago.
You were down in the bywater at that
slut's place, you thought was a secret.
I won't waste
my next opportunity.
That's what I know.
Well, you'll be
waiting a long time.
Listen, I think you're forgetting it
was your side that started this fight
when you killed Darrell.
We just landed the last punch.
Now we're even.
We can be friends again.
Not a chance.
I'll see you in hell
before I call you a friend.
I completely understand.
Jacob's loss must have
been devastating.
Especially how he died.
Watch yourself, Vic.
And his family...
Those little girls...
But they say that
time heals all wounds.
Right, Jack?
Ah, that's what I hear.
Where is he?
Stinks a little sometimes.
That's a beautiful SUV. I hope
you lined it with plastic.
- Is he bleeding?
- No.
He might have
shit himself though.
This is the man
that killed Jacob?
That was the deal.
This is Garen Muller?
The one and only.
Is he one of yours?
Who, Garen? No.
He's an outsider.
A contractor?
That's right.
He's done a few jobs
of ours from time to time.
You fucking pussies.
Don't want to get
your hands dirty, huh?
It's not like that.
This one here,
he's special.
Is he?
How do I know
this is really the guy?
Talk to him.
Ask him.
I'm sure you've got a lovely day
planned for him. He'll tell you.
Just get him in the truck.
Hey, he's all good.
We already searched him.
He's all yours now.
Can we complete our agreement?
Okay, go ahead.
That is a large man.
Do you mind giving him a hand?
Fuck you.
Do it yourself.
You know what? Fuck it. We'll just
leave him here. I don't give a shit.
Come on, Jack.
Give him a hand.
Your old man gave up
Luther just like that?
Yeah. That was the deal.
We gave 'em Luther, they gave
us the guy who killed Jacob.
And what, he just made peace
with Peter Garvan?
When Jacob died, it was
really hard on my dad.
He never wanted
this life for me.
He never wanted it for Jacob.
My dad was just tired.
It was worth it to him
to try to make peace.
But he wasn't about to let the guy
who killed Jacob walk the streets.
But... but why Luther?
I don't know. I guess they penned
him for that Russell hit last year.
In Plaquemine?
Yeah, it was a chance for both
of them to get retribution.
Mr. o.
Spencer. Is everything
all right over there?
Oh, yeah, yeah. It's...
It's nice and boring.
Has Lenny arrived yet?
I haven't seen Lenny yet.
Fuck you.
He's not answering his phone.
When he gets there, tell
him to call me, would you?
Absolutely, sir.
You know, you can
leave after that,
because if the Garvans
were gonna try something,
they'd have done it by now.
Yeah, you're right.
And Spencer...
Yes, sir.
Thank you.
What did Vic say
the name of that guy was?
Garen Muller.
But I thought you said
his name was Patrick.
That's what he told us
his name was.
That's what
his driver's license said.
I don't know.
I guess people say anything
to save their own neck.
So you didn't believe
that he was the guy?
I mean, look, this guy didn't
look like he could kill anything.
How the fuck does that look?
I don't know, all right? He didn't
look like he could kill anybody.
Yeah, well, somebody
killed Lenny and the boys.
People aren't always
what you expect, Tevi.
I've been on this job for years,
and I've just learned to see
right through people's lies.
I guess that's why
you're so good at it, huh?
Spencer, what...
What the fuck, man?
We can't just keep
driving around.
He can't be far from here.
The guy, Garen, you said
he was a pro, right?
I guess. Yeah. Why?
'Cause I think I got
somebody who can help us.
Or at least point us
in the right direction.
About fucking time.
Yes, sir.
We have him.
We got him at the warehouse.
What'd you say your name was?
Did you know
my brother, Patrick?
Your brother?
Jacob Marek.
Did you know him?
What about my father?
Oren Marek.
You've heard
of him though, right?
I... I guess so.
So then you know who we are.
I don't...
I don't know anything.
I don't know anything.
I don't... please.
Please, look, I swear.
Take whatever.
Take whatever.
Just shut up.
It's me.
"Patrick Bartholomew fox."
How did you get yourself
into this mess, Patrick?
I made the wrong bets.
I... I owe money.
To Peter Garvan?
A bit.
How much?
Eighty grand.
It started out small...
So stupid.
You know, people disappear
for a lot less than that.
You gotta believe me.
You gotta believe me.
I didn't know your brother.
I didn't do anything.
I don't even know him.
Look, I'm not the one
that you have to convince.
- Him?
- Him? No.
No, the best thing you can do
with him is keep your mouth shut.
He doesn't like you.
Lenny, he might listen.
You can talk to him for me.
Could you talk to him for me?
I can try.
Thank you.
Thank you.
If the Garvans actually
fucked us over,
and really did deliver
the wrong guy,
I think that's a story that Lenny
would be very interested in hearing.
Thank you. Thank you.
Don't thank me.
You're still fucked.
But if you keep your mouth shut,
you still have a small chance
of getting out of here alive.
Who's this?
This is a friend of mine.
We go way back.
He's one of my eyes
and ears in the city.
- Okay. -Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Where are you going?
I'm coming with you.
No. No, no, no, no.
My friend ain't going to
be happy to see me.
I'm coming with you.
You know, your father always said
that you were the smart one.
You're the only one
who went to college.
Yeah, that's done me
a lot of good so far.
I'm serious.
You don't have to deal with
people like coda and shit.
Do something good for your
family and your life.
Just spare me, all right, man?
I've heard this lecture before.
You know your old man's
proud of you, right?
I know you've seen a lot
of fucked-up shit today,
but this isn't your world.
I mean, it doesn't have to be.
This doesn't have to
be my world?
I didn't ask
for this shit, Spencer.
I know you didn't.
You know...
Do you know how many times
I've heard this before?
Ever since I'm a little kid,
they keep me at arm's length.
They never actually
let me know anything.
Then Jacob dies,
and all of a sudden,
he wants me around
so he can protect me.
Now I got you
driving me around all night.
Nobody ever asks me what I want.
All right? What about
what I want?
You think I wanna be
a fuckin' lawyer?
You do what you want to do.
But if you go in there, they're
gonna know you're involved.
They're gonna know you represent
your father. Is that what you want?
I don't care what
people think about me.
Two of my brothers are dead.
So maybe I do
represent my father.
If this guy knows something,
I wanna hear it.
My man...
Let's roll.
No, no, no, no. Hey!
You can't be here, laddie!
I only got room for one of us.
Where am I?
You're in dot's spot.
That's where you're at.
You needed help
and you came to me.
They did a number
on you, laddie.
They gave you quite
a beating, didn't they?
But they must have
had their reasons.
You could sit there
till you wake up,
then you gotta go.
There ain't nothin'
for you here. You hear?
Ain't room for more than one.
Don't do that.
Don't be tuggin' at it,
you're gonna get it
to bleeding again.
I just got
the damn thing to stop.
And don't touch it either.
No telling what's on those fingers.
You'll get it infected.
What'd you do to me?
Krazy glue.
Krazy glue.
Yeah. Sealed it
right up there.
You didn't know that trick,
did you, laddie?
That's right.
That's what it's for.
Better than stitches.
I always got some on me
in case I need it.
You Semper fi boys
should know better.
I know you.
I saw your tattoos.
My boy was in the service, too,
long time ago.
I know your little tricks.
So don't start nothin'
with me, you hear?
'Cause I will fix you up
as I'll cut you down.
Believe me, you don't
want a piece of me.
You don't want a piece of me.
I can give you some water.
You need fluids.
Go on.
There you go. Here.
I want you to take this.
All right?
Take that.
Go on.
- What is this?
- Go on, take it.
Take it.
- What is this?
- Take it!
It'll get you
where you're going.
That's all you need to know.
Get you away from here, anyhow.
There, laddie.
Thank you.
Hey, hey. You can't
die in my spot.
Bring all sorts of hell
down on me.
They'll toss all my stuff again.
And I don't need that, you hear?
You just finish up
and go on. Be on your way.
You go on, laddie.
You go on now.
Go home.
You be good.
You be good now, laddie.
Be good.
You be good, laddie.
Be good, laddie.
Be good, laddie.
Go on, laddie, go!
Baby girl, coda in the back?
Yeah, he's here.
Is he alone?
Coda? I doubt it.
Tell him I'm
coming back there, will you?
He knows.
Gimme a shot
of debonair, please.
A new friend?
Who is this guy?
He's old-school.
I'm running the thing,
but he knows what's going on.
He makes it
his business to know.
So what, he just
gives you information?
He doesn't make it easy though.
Man, why do you do this?
Do what?
Put up with all this.
My father and his bullshit.
Is it really worth it to you?
Baby girl, let me
get another one.
My partner introduced me to your
father when I was a rookie.
I didn't want
his money at first.
Thank you.
I wanted to be
a righteous, good cop.
But then I saw it.
I saw how my side was.
Ain't all different.
At least I know where
I stand with your father.
Put your hands
on the desk, coda.
- Oh, hey, get out.
- -Fuck you, coda!
Just go.
Goddamn you, Spencer.
The fuck you want from me now?
You tryin' to shake me down?
No, coda, I ain't
shaking you down.
I just need some information.
It's important.
Who's the kid?
That's none of your business.
He's one of the Oren's boys,
isn't he?
Keep your eyes on me, not him.
You're not in college
no more, boy.
You better know
what you're up to.
I need some information
on a pro.
You got a name?
Garen Muller.
Never heard of him.
Come on, coda.
You don't have to
make this rough on yourself.
Tell me what I want,
and I'll leave.
Go fuck yourself, Spencer.
You're in over you head.
You just don't know it yet.
I asked you a question!
Ah! Fuck you!
I'll blow your
fuckin' head off, man.
Check the desk, Tevi.
Now that's a cute gun.
- Fuck you.
- Keep it.
You know who I am, right?
You fuck!
The man that we're looking for,
he killed my brother.
He snuck into his house,
murdered his wife,
his two little girls.
Cold blood.
Now, if you know anything,
if you know where he is,
you can either tell us now,
or I could put a fresh coat of brains all
over that ugly fucking paint behind you.
If I say anything,
he'll know it came from me.
Who is "he"?
Who the fuck is he,
He's a ghost!
He's a scary motherfucker, man.
Who hired him?
I don't fuckin' know.
He comes, he goes.
It ain't my business.
You ever met him?
Yeah, I met him once,
a long time ago.
Is this him?
No, that ain't him.
So how does this shit work, huh?
What, he calls you,
you call him?
When he's in town,
he needs something,
he calls me.
You got a number?
Man ain't stupid.
Changes phones more than
he changes his pants.
What did he need this time?
Place to lay low.
Sort of bed and a quarter.
Someplace private.
Is that it?
That's all I know.
What else you want from me?
A motherfuckin' address, coda.
I hope you find him.
What about my gun?
I'm keeping this shit.
It's my dad.
Hey, don't answer that.
I have to.
- Where are you?
- I'm at the warehouse.
Why haven't you
answered my calls?
I... I didn't see
that you called.
What's going on?
What do you mean?
No one's answering
the phone, son.
Are you gonna tell me
what's goin' on,
or do I have to come down there?
Nothing's happening.
It's just, uh...
We get bad reception
in this warehouse, I think.
It's... old.
We're waiting for Lenny.
Lenny's still missing?
"Missing"? He...
I don't know. We've just
been waiting for a few hours.
And your guest, how's he doing?
Our guest, he's, um...
He's fine.
I don't know if he can
hold on much longer.
Let's end this.
Send him home
and clear out of there.
And tell Eddie
to find Lenny now.
Yes, sir.
I want you at the flat
as soon as possible.
Detective Soleno,
have you seen him?
Yeah. Yeah, we said hello.
Good. Tell him
to escort you home.
Dad, come on.
This isn't a game, son.
Until I hear from your brother,
I'm not taking any chances.
Now finish your business
and get the hell out of there.
Yes, sir.
Uh, he wants you
to take me home.
Is that what you want?
Look, I wanna catch this guy,
but we need to do it quick.
Yeah, I know.
His address is right down here.
But we gotta assume
he knows we're coming.
- All right?
- All right.
This it?
Third floor.
Let's go.
The door is open.
We're all clear.
Place is a shit hole.
Yeah, it's the purpose of
a safe house, Tevi,
to be discreet.
You got something?
A phone number.
- And, uh...
- It's Jacob.
It's my fuckin' dad.
It's Katie and the kids.
What the...
What is all this?
What's wrong?
I know where he's going!
Tevi, come on!
Tevi, come back here!
You can't go there
by yourself, come on!
Oh, shit!
You break something?
I don't know.
Doesn't feel like it.
Your hands are getting old.
You should leave
the pounding to me.
Where's the fun in that?
You hear from Lenny?
He's on his way.
He's been on his way for hours.
That's all right.
He'll be here soon.
You want me to give him a call?
Is there somewhere
you need to be?
Relax. He'll get here
soon enough.
Is the old man coming, too?
Just Lenny.
He still with us?
He's fine.
You want some water?
- Water...
- You want some water?
Give him some fuckin' water.
I've given him all the water
he's going to get.
You're a fuckin' asshole.
What's with you?
Just giving him some water.
I'm not giving
this asshole shit.
He's a fuckin' dead man.
That's right.
He's a dead man.
But before he dies, Lenny has some
questions he wants to ask him
and I'd like to hear
the answers to those.
He can't do that if his fuckin'
throat is swollen shut, asshole.
You still think we
got the wrong guy?
I told you, I don't know.
Are you fucking crazy?
You're really think they
would try to fuck us, huh?
Give us the wrong guy?
Why would they do that?
It's possible.
I don't trust the Garvans.
Do you trust
the Garvans, Andrei?
Eddie, you trust the Garvans?
I don't.
'Cause if I was in their shoes,
there's no fuckin' way that
I would give up Garen
for someone like Luther.
I mean, it doesn't make any sense.
It's just not a smart play.
I don't think they'd risk it.
Yeah, why is that?
It's a hard secret to keep.
People like Garen
don't stay hidden for long.
- We'd figure it out.
- Yeah, but when?
Once, uh, he kills Lenny?
Comes after my dad?
One of you two?
We already gave him Luther.
- We handed him on a motherfuckin' silver platter.
- Your father believed
- garen for Luther was a smart move.
- My father's too trusting.
He'll believe any bullshit
anybody tells him.
- Your father made this deal.
- My father is an old man!
He's an honorable man.
He's a good man.
He's a father to all of us.
Your father believed Peter
Garvan would keep his word.
You think Peter Garvan's
gonna keep his word?
When has Peter Garvan
ever kept his word?
That still means something to
him and to Peter Garvan, kid.
You know what I think?
- I think...
- You think too much.
I think.
I use my brain.
You fuckin' moron.
You havin' a party or what?
Just keepin' our guest cozy.
Is he still alive?
He's alive.
You sure have put
a beating on this guy.
We had a few things to
discuss before you got here.
You already started
without me, huh?
There's my baby brother.
Hey, come over here.
How you doin'?
- Good.
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
- You sure?
All right.
First time I saw somebody get
popped, I had nightmares for weeks.
I'm all right.
All right.
I didn't want you to miss this.
All right.
Wake him up.
There he is.
Man of the hour.
Do you know who I am?
I'm Lenny Marek.
I'm the brother of
the man you killed.
And I'm the man
who's gonna kill you.
No, no, no...
Not me...
What's he saying?
Not me...
Has he been talking?
What's he talking about?
Has he been talking?
He's trying to say it's not him.
Lenny, he's trying to say
he's not the guy.
- Not me...
- What do you mean?
Why is that?
Tevi doesn't think
this is the guy.
That's not what I said.
You don't think this is the guy?
I just think it's possible
that it might not be him.
Why is that?
'Cause nobody knows what Garen looks like.
This guy could be anybody.
We don't?
- No.
- I do.
I do.
Looks like him.
- Lenny.
- Tevi, come here.
Come here.
What makes you think
this is not the guy?
I just don't understand why they
would give us their top guy.
If this guy's as special
as everybody says he is,
why would they just
hand him over to us?
We gave 'em our top guy.
I know, but...
Look, I don't trust
the Garvans either.
But we expect them to keep
their word, and we keep ours.
Yeah, but what if they lied,
what if we're wrong?
They gave us the wrong guy, some
asshole that owes them money,
we're gonna be doing them
a favor by offing him.
Then we'll go after them
with everything we've got,
and we'll win.
And they know it.
I just don't think that this
is the guy that killed Jacob.
Why? 'Cause he gave you
some sad story? Hmm?
Look at this man.
This man is going to die.
Do you understand?
There's nothing you can do about that.
You can't stop that.
Whoever he is,
however unlucky he may be,
he's seen your face,
he's seen my face,
he's seen us talking,
he knows who we are.
It's game over.
- Do you understand?
- Yeah.
All right.
Look, I'm gonna ask him
a few questions,
see if he can
fill in some blanks.
And if he can't,
I'll put him out
of his misery quick.
All right.
Are you Garen Muller?
Are you Garen Muller?
No. No.
Well, he speaks!
if you're not him,
you're one unlucky motherfucker.
You were given to us
by your former employer
as restitution for
the murder of my brother.
And whether you are or not him,
you'll pay for his card.
Let him go.
I'm not the guy you want.
- Mm.
- It's not me.
You sure about that?
I promise.
- You promise?
- I promise.
Somebody wants to play, huh?
- Fuck you.
- -Mm-hmm.
Glad you got
a little fight left in you.
I didn't think you would.
What difference does it make?
You're all a bunch
of goddamn animals.
Yeah, that sounds about right.
And now that we
understand each other,
let me make something
very clear.
You can die fast,
or you can die slow.
The choice is yours.
I want your confession.
I want you to admit
what you did,
and tell us how you did it,
and I'll shoot you quick.
But if you lie,
if you stall,
or just play dumb,
I'm gonna take you apart with
a blowtorch piece by piece
and make this last for days.
I didn't kill your brother!
I didn't kill him, okay?
I'm not...
You gotta believe me.
You gotta believe me.
Then you better come up
with a story, quick.
And you better
make it convincing.
- Please... -Because I'm
gonna start with your toes.
I'm gonna snap them off
at the nubs.
I'm gonna cauterize the wounds,
and I'm gonna work my way up.
All the way up.
Eddie, give me the torch.
- Gladly.
- -No, no, no.
- No, stop. Please. Please.
- Yeah.
Come on. Lenny.
You don't have to be a part of this, okay?
You can go outside and get some air.
Go outside.
- Please.
- Go on. Go on.
Okay, okay. Listen, listen, listen,
listen, listen. Please, please, please.
I'll talk. I'll talk.
I'll tell you.
I'll tell you. I'll talk.
I'll tell you everything.
I'll tell you everything.
I'll tell you.
You ready to confess?
I'll confess. I'll confess.
- Yeah? All right.
- If you'll listen.
Start talking.
I went... I went
to your brother's house.
It was late.
How'd you get in?
I, uh...
I broke in through the backdoor.
Try again.
Backdoor wasn't touched.
It must have been a window.
The kids' room.
Try again.
Police report said
you went in through the study.
It was the study.
I can remember the double doors.
All right.
And how did you get
past the guards?
There were no guards.
There was one guard,
his name was Martin.
I've known him since I was a
kid, you piece of fucking shit.
All right.
You wanna know?
I'll tell you.
I broke in through the study.
It was dark.
Jacob was talking on the
phone in the other room.
Rebecca and the girls
were asleep.
The house smelled
like homemade cookies.
I sat behind the desk
and waited.
He finished his phone call,
came back in,
poured himself a scotch
and sat down on the sofa.
I waited.
I listened.
And when exactly
the time was right,
I walked up behind him...
And I slit his throat.
And he looked at me...
Just like we're doing now.
He knew he was dying...
So he summoned up every bit
of strength left in him,
and he shared with me
his dying words.
You want to know what he said?
He looked me in the eye...
I could barely hear him.
It was the faintest whisper.
He said...
"You are next."
Tevi, goddamn it! Stop!
You better fucking stop!
The fuck is wrong with you?
I know who his next target is.
Garen is going after my dad.
In Metairie?
No, he's not in Metairie.
He's at his flat
outside at the corner.
Jesus. I didn't know
he had a place in the corner.
He's got a place all over the fuckin'
city, man. Come on. Keep up.
All right, listen. Do not give me shit.
Just show me where he's at.
You ready?
I'm sorry, this mailbox
is full and cannot take...
Tevi! What's going on?
We have to go.
Where we gotta go?
I'm sorry.
Spit it out, Tevi.
Dad, Lenny's dead.
Fuck! Fuck!
Hey, you're not...
Get down, man...
Got a position?
Across the street.
Second or third floor.
Bobby, move to your left
and stay down.
Try to draw fire.
Find his position.
I think I see him.
Shit. We gotta
get out of here.
No shit.
Is Mr. Marek okay?
Yeah, yeah, just get
the fuckin' lights.
Come on, Tevi.
Come on, come on.
Let's get out of here.
Go, go, go, go, go, go!
Come on, Tevi. Go, go.
All right. Get Tevi
across the street, okay?
- Okay.
- When you get across there,
make sure you cover me
as I'm on my way back. Okay?
I believe he's on
the third floor.
Third floor. Third floor.
Tevi, you ready?
Oh, shit!
Run, Tevi. He's got a couple more.
Let's go. Let's go.
Come on.
Yeah, who's this?
I'm the man
you're looking for, detective.
We keep missing each other.
You're always running away
before we can meet.
Let's see how you fight when you're
not playing sniper, you little bitch.
You have a beautiful family.
It would be a shame
if they had an accident.
What'd you say to me?
Your wife, Christine,
your precious little girl.
If I were you, I would
watch them wherever they go.
You son of a bitch.
I don't want to involve
your family.
I want Tevi.
Bring him back to me
in one hour at the warehouse,
and let's finish this.
That's Garen, right?
What the fuck did he say?
He wants you.
He wants you to meet him
at the warehouse in an hour.
That's funny.
You know he's gonna
keep coming, right, Tevi?
He's not gonna stop.
No fucking way.
- Listen to me...
- No fucking way!
Think about it.
He'll find you.
I'll run.
Are you out of your
fucking mind, man?
This guy
is a professional, Tevi.
Do you wanna just keep looking over your
shoulder the rest of your life? Huh?
He'll just keep coming, and coming,
and coming until he kills you.
So what do you want me to do?
You want me to
just hand myself over,
let him him put a fucking
bullet in my head?
I'm not saying that.
What the fuck
are you saying, Spencer?
If we hurry up,
we get there first.
We can have the upper
hand on this guy.
- The upper hand?
- Yeah.
- An upper hand.
This might be the only
time we get that.
Listen, we're not
gonna catch this guy.
This dude is determined,
he's methodical.
Listen, when he goes
underground, that's a wrap.
Which part of that
do you see as an advantage?
This might be the only time
we get to turn the tables
on this motherfucker.
I wanna kill his ass
really, really bad.
And you want me to be the bait?
You gotta trust me, Tevi.
Come on, come on, you can give him
a proper burial when this is over.
- Come on.
- I'll think of him as, uh,
tough as I thought I was.
I can't see him like that.
Yeah. Don't worry about it.
We don't have a lot of time.
Here, take that off
and put this on.
How much time you think we have?
It'll be in about
ten minutes to set up.
Listen, whatever his plan is,
it's gonna be safer
if we just stay hidden.
- All right?
- Okay.
Don't play hero,
don't let him lure you out,
don't take a shot at him,
don't try to run.
- You understand me?
- Yeah.
If I go down,
you make sure he's on top of
you, and I mean on top of you
before you take a shot at him.
'Cause he won't miss.
You got your friends?
Good. You got mine, too?
- You see that crate?
- Mm-hmm.
I want you to hide
behind that crate,
cock you gun and get ready
to pop that bitch.
Where are you gonna be?
I'll be upstairs.
I've got my eyes on you.
I just need to cover the floor.
- Spencer.
- Yeah.
Thanks, man.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Okay. Okay. Okay.
Garen! You hear me,
You want me?
Come get me then, motherfucker.
Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah.
Clever, Spence.
I was wondering when you were
gonna try calling that number.
Why couldn't you
just stay in the car?
Spencer, why couldn't
you just stay in the car?
But as I'm sure
you're well aware,
based on what your life looks like,
things don't always go according to plan.
You set all this up?
You planned all this?
I wanna do things my way.
My father, Lenny,
they had their
own plans. So...
So when they didn't let you
into the family business,
you killed 'em?
I did. Yeah. Well,
my associate killed them.
But I set it up, I hired him.
It's my idea.
Speaking of my associate, I don't believe
you two have formally been introduced.
Spence, I'd like you
to meet Mr. Garen Muller.
Garen, this is
detective Spencer Soleno.
Go fuck yourself.
I can't believe you killed
your own flesh and blood.
Your brother and your father?
You're a heartless bastard.
Heartless? Ouch.
Yeah, but motivated.
See, those are the adjectives
that we respect in my family.
And that's what you have to have
if you're going to be
respected in this business.
That and a big
fucking checkbook. Eh?
that's where he's wrong.
You ain't got no loyalties.
Ain't nobody gonna trust you.
What the fuck do you
know about loyalty?
You're a crooked cop!
Oh, god.
How long have you been on my father's tit?
How many years?
It doesn't matter.
I know what I am.
I accepted that years ago.
Yeah? What's that?
I'm a dishonest whore.
But I'm loyal.
And you...
You think you've
got it all figured out.
But you're just a child
playing with fire.
You done jumped off the deep end
and you don't even know
how to fucking swim.
Thank you, Spencer.
You're making this even easier for
me than I thought it would be.
I'm done with this guy.
Put a bullet in him.
What the hell are you
waiting for? Kill him.
He's not on the list.
It's my list.
I make the list.
He's on the list now.
Come on!
He's not on my list.
Money. It's always
about the money, right?
I'll pay you whatever you want.
No? What,
because he's a cop?
Fine. I'll do it myself.
What the fuck?
Your friend is right, Tevi.
We had a deal.
Our deal is complete.
I have a new deal.
Who with?
When they heard about a plan
to take out your family,
they wanted in.
They paid me double
to take you out, too.
Hey. Hey, man,
from one whore to another,
he's a bad motherfucker.
I enjoyed that.
You're welcome.
But I'm not a whore like you.
Come on, man.
We are whores.
It's not about the money for me.
Are you ready?