Desolate (2018) Movie Script

- This land used to be some of
the most fertile
farmland in the country,
though it's hard to
believe that now.
It's been years since
it last rained here.
The news called it
an isolated cataclysm
or some shit like that.
Means the rest of the
world went on living
while we were left here
to fend for ourselves.
Suck the one necessary
ingredient for life
out of a place and life
seems to leave with it.
When the fields dried
up and the cattle died,
people tried to
sell and the ones
who couldn't were left behind.
It only took months for
us to turn on each other,
and, oh, how we did.
You can know someone
your whole life,
but the second it's you, or
them, watch how you change.
There's always been
talk of who's to blame.
Some people blame
the government.
Others think God did this to us.
But truth be told, we
did it to ourselves.
We left this land desolate.
- Did you find out anything?
- Nope.
They done yet?
- Not quite.
- Hide in the back,
Ned, and make it look nice.
- Oh, 'cause he cares.
You think I wanna
still be doing this?
- Just do it.
- I don't even know
how to do this.
Billy, get over here, help.
Come here!
Why don't you take your time?
Come on, lift his head.
Lift his head.
What's the matter,
you can't look at him?
This is your brother.
Show him some respect.
- They shot him with a
12-gauge from behind.
- And Shelly was with him.
- Where is she now?
- Gone.
- Alright, from now on,
everyone stands watch.
- That means you too, Billy.
- You finish his coffin and
we bury him in the morning.
Alright, go on and
relieve your brother.
- May you go in peace, boy.
And may you rest
eternally as God
has willed you from
our pasture to his.
Would you like to
say a few words?
- There was a time
when I might have
cried out and said, "Lord, why?"
Why me?
Why us?
If this is what the
Lord wants, so be it.
- Duke!
- What is it?
- I found out who
killed your boy.
- Who?
- It's Jeb Turner.
He's the one who
pulled the trigger.
Duke, Duke!
- I've never trusted
those bastards.
You ride out tomorrow
and you don't
come back here till
every Turner is dead.
You understand me?
Do you understand me?
- Yes, sir.
- Make sure Jeb Turner's
bullet comes from my gun.
- Yes, sir.
What about the kid?
- Leave him.
I'll need him to stand watch.
- You must be sad and
lonely more than ever.
At least you're here this time.
- What, is that supposed
to make it better?
- Kyle?
- Get down!
- Did you get it?
- Hard to tell.
Get in the truck.
- When I
was a little girl
I used to lay in
the grass for hours
and just watch the
rain clouds roll by.
They always looked so busy.
Like they had somewhere to go.
- My brothers are out.
I only have a few hours
till I have to be back.
Shelly and Johnny,
they were here
two days ago and now
they're just erased.
Around here people either
get erased or forgotten.
They think it was the Turners.
- Get to the house.
- What are we supposed
to do, just sit around
and wait for everyone
to die around here?
I can't live like
this anymore, Kayla.
- How long our families
known each other?
- We just wanted the girl.
- Where is she?
- I don't know.
We just grab the girls
and they pick 'em up.
We're all just trying to get by.
- You shot him in the back, Jeb.
- Enough blood's been spilled.
- You shot him in the back!
For what?
And though I walk in the valley
of the shadow of death
I shall fear no evil.
For thou art with me.
They rod and thy
staff they comfort me.
- Those things
don't work anymore, Jeb.
- Go on.
Get it over with.
- Go check the property.
- Look at this.
- That could buy us a year,
maybe get an acre in the ground.
- Bullshit, that right
there is the last
green thing we're ever
gonna see in this field.
That gets us out of here.
- Yeah, well, you're gonna need
a lot more than that
to get us outta here.
- Look at this, I
think there is more.
Every one of these spots on here
is a stash house including
the Turner ranch.
And these are all on farms
where the drought affected them.
Except for this one,
this one's different.
I think they're funneling
stuff through here.
I think this is
where we have to go.
- Go get your brother
and let's go inside.
- Where is he?
- He's on watch.
- Not when we came in.
- I heard something
out back in the field
so I went to check it out.
- Don't lie to me, boy.
Where have you been?
- I went to see, Kayla, sir.
- You leave your watch
and waste what little gas
we have left to go
see that little bitch?
- Bitch.
- Get hold of him.
I don't think you understand
what it means to be a Stone.
It's not just a name.
You need to learn that.
- Kyle!
- Pull up his shirt.
- Kyle, Kyle!
- Hey, relax, it's just me.
- Fuck you.
- Fuck you?
- Didn't
you hold me down?
- What was I supposed
to do, Billy?
- Didn't you hold me down?
- What was I supposed to do?
Look, man, I wanna
watch your back.
But when you pull shit
like you did last night
I can't fucking help you!
- I don't need your help.
- Shut your mouth
and listen to me!
Duke asked me to come get you.
Do you know what that means?
Look, you want out.
I get it.
Stop acting like a fucking kid.
And start being a man.
Don't put me in that
situation again.
Let's go.
- Everything out
here, it's abandoned.
But this right here,
that's the wild card.
- Kent County.
- Yeah.
- How far is that?
- Three, 350.
- Well, how
much gas we got left?
- We got
enough for one bike.
- What's that gonna do us?
- Look, I'll go.
- You're not going alone.
- Nobody's gotta go alone.
We got enough gas
to get us there.
We'll just refuel
on the way back.
- Yeah, what if
the station's dry?
- Someone finds out that
we got this map, it's over.
- Who keeps that
much gas around here?
- A meth cook would.
- I think you need
to learn to speak
when spoken to, Billy.
- Shut up.
- A meth cook would
keep that much, sir.
- He's right.
They use it to
cook their product.
- Raymond.
Raymond would have it.
I don't like it, but,
it's where we're at.
- Okay then, get going.
- Let's do it.
- Take Billy with you.
- Let's go.
- You ride with your
brothers from now on.
- Yes, sir.
It's some kind of
job outside of town.
- Where to?
- Kent County.
What you got goin' on
- We ready?
Keep those eyes
closed, holding on
- You think I have any
choice over the plans?
- Why
don't you just tell
them that we have our own plans?
Don't want another
Day to break
- Billy, you don't
have to do this.
- I have to do this, okay?
They're making me do this.
- No one is making
you do anything--
- Why do you not understand?
You should be ready
in a couple days
and I'll be back here
to get you, okay?
Warm shadow
Won't you cast
yourself on me
What you got in store for me
You keep those eyes
closed next to me
I don't want another
Day to break
Take our, steal
our night away
- I'm sorry to
show up like this.
I know it's been a while.
We just, we need
something quick.
Maybe you can help
an old friend out?
We're just trying to
get by, you know, Ray?
That's all.
Look at you, man.
You're the king here.
- Long time, Ky.
- Long time.
- A fucking long time!
And now you little fuckers
wanna get in the game, huh?
How you wanna get started?
Eight string,
oxtail, Lucy glass?
I got it all, man.
Oh, we even got these
sweet fucking guns
these chinks just gave
us for some smack.
- No, man, just the glass.
Just the glass.
- Alright, we got glass.
We got good fucking glass.
Why don't you give it a shot?
- I trust you.
- I don't give a
fuck if you trust me.
How the fuck you
gonna sell my shit,
you don't know what
it tastes like?
Good boy.
Okay, just the crystal.
- That's it, man.
- They're really nice
fucking guns, man.
You sure you don't
want any fucking guns?
- Ray.
- Baby, baby, baby, baby.
- We're good, man.
We're good, we're good.
- We're good, man.
- Oh man, no, you
gotta check this shit out.
- We're good, man,
just the glass.
- Okay.
How much you wanna start with?
You motherfuckers think
you're big time, huh?
Baby, why don't you
hit that stove up?
We got some cookin' to do.
- Alright!
- You motherfuckers
think you're big time!
You motherfuckers think
you're fucking big time!
You motherfuckers
think you're big time?
Huh, huh?
- Whoa, whoa, wait, wait!
- Ray, hey!
- Huh, huh?
- Ray, Ray!
- You gonna fucking
die, big time!
- Put the guns down,
put the guns down.
- Fuck, man, I'm
fucking with you, relax!
It's from Carlito's Way.
You know Carlito's Way.
You mean you never
seen that movie?
You're missing out, man.
That fucking movie
changed my life, man.
- Ray.
- I base my life on that movie.
Shit made me the man I am today.
Fuck, Deer Hunter!
You know you've fucking
seen Deer Hunter!
Have you seen Deer Hunter?
Come on, even the little fucking
shit's seen Deer Hunter, huh?
Deer fucking Hunter,
let's play, huh?
There's like, two or three
bullets in here, tops.
- Ray, we're good, man.
We're good, Ray.
- Come on, let's do it.
- Ray, we're not gonna play.
We're not gonna play any--
- Oh, don't be such
a fucking faggot!
- Ray, put it down.
- We're having some
fucking fun here!
- Ray, put the gun down.
- Come on!
- We gotta get out of here.
- Ray, put the gun down.
Put the gun down.
- Fine, fine, fine.
I'll go first, ready?
Here we go.
- Fuck!
Alright, listen,
everybody breathe.
You stay here.
I'm going around to
grab it, alright?
Everybody stay calm!
- Did you see that shit?
- Did you see it?
Get the gas, get the gas!
- Shut up, shut up, shut up!
- Don't tell
me to shut up, Kyle!
Get the gas and let's
get the fuck outta here!
- Billy,
Billy, let's go!
- Remember that time
he took us hunting?
That thing swooped
down and knocked
him clean out of the tree.
He was so embarrassed
all he could
do was just lay there going,
don't just stand there,
shoot the bastard!
- You know what I miss?
Haunted Gulch Lake.
- Gulch Lake's all dried up.
- Yeah, I know.
It wasn't always like that.
Duke had this old Winchester
that he let us shoot on.
It was how I learned
to shoot a gun.
You only had to set
the trigger once.
I miss that rifle.
- That must have been nice.
- Hey.
I know you got the
short end of it.
But he wasn't always like that.
And when the rain
stopped falling
and all the other farmers left,
and the ones that didn't
abandoned their children
and their wives
when they saw that
they weren't gonna be
able to sell, he stayed,
and he sweat and he
bled for his family.
There's something
to be said for that.
- Alright!
You get your fill of
the good old days, hmm?
I don't know about you, but
I'm thinking about tomorrow.
I've had enough of
this story time shit.
Parker, keep an eye open.
- Alright,
this is the place.
Billy, lose your helmet.
You post up right there
and keep watch for us.
No matter what happens
you stay by that door.
Where's the fucking money?
Where's the fucking money?
- Kyle, what the
fuck is this shit, man?
- Where's the money?
- There's no one here.
- Where's the
money, man, you hear me?
- Hey, look at me!
Where's the fucking money?
- Where's the money, man?
You hear me, where's
the fucking money?
You speak English,
where's the fucking money?
- Come on, man!
- Come on,
where's the money?
Where's the fucking money?
- Let's go, let's
go, let's go, come on!
What is this shit?
- What is this shit?
Where's the fucking money?
- Put guns down and
leave store now.
- Fuck this.
- Put your
fucking helmet on!
Way to go, Ned!
Now he's gonna tell us!
- It's gotta be here.
It's gotta be here!
Where is it?
- What are you doing?
Get back here!
- I got something in here!
- What, what is it?
- I don't know, I don't
know what I'm looking at.
- Gun!
- What do we do now?
- You guys, we
gotta get out of here.
Someone for sure heard that!
Holy shit.
This is here.
There's gotta be another room.
Look for a door.
Look for another door!
- I found a door!
I need a key!
- We need a key!
- Hold on!
I got a key!
Out of the way, out of the way!
- Are they in there?
I don't like this, Kyle.
- Jesus Christ!
- This
is some shit, man.
- Get 'em out of here.
- Money!
Look at all the money, man.
Look at that!
- Easy, I'm getting
you out of here, okay?
Was there a girl here?
She has blonde hair, she's
about your age, did you see her?
- Come on, let's go!
- Take a bag,
fill it, let's go!
- Guys, come on, we
gotta go right now!
Someone's here,
let's go, let's go!
- One bag each,
let's go, let's go!
- Take the shit, man!
- Let's go, let's go!
Come on, come on,
go, go, go, go!
- Billy, Billy's hit!
- Shit!
Go, go, I got him!
Take the money!
I got him, go!
- Ned, help me!
Ned, help, please!
Ned, wait, Ned!
- Where
the fuck is Billy?
- He didn't make it!
- What do you
mean he didn't make it?
- What do we do, man?
- We can't leave
him, we gotta do something!
- Please, please.
- Fuck!
- Oh, God!
- Let's go, go!
- What are you doing, man?
Hey, we gotta keep going.
- Where, huh?
We got no way out.
This is the only
road out of here.
And they own it, Ned.
Look at me.
We gotta lay low.
We gotta ditch these bikes.
We gotta get some ammo.
- Okay.
- Parker.
- Mmm!
Now, that's a burger!
When's the last time
you had a burger, man?
You ain't gonna touch your food?
Come on, man, we did it.
We pulled it off.
- Are you outta your mind?
This is not a fucking
time to celebrate.
- Are you kidding me?
Are you kidding me?
- You think this is over, huh?
You think you're just
gonna eat this meal
and waltz right outta here?
These people are comin' for us.
And Parker is dead
and Billy is dead.
- Well, that's not on me.
That's on you.
You're the one who
said let's go to Kent.
Well, we went Kent.
What'd you think was
gonna happen, man?
You think we were just
gonna walk in and walk out?
What's the matter?
You got a little guilt on you?
Hmm, hmm?
- Where are they?
- Couldn't take you to a
hospital for obvious reasons.
You're lucky, though, it
was clean, in and out.
I'm Van.
I'm not here to kill you, kid.
If I wanted you
dead I would have
let your two buddies
finish you off.
- I need to go.
- Slow down, you're not
going anywhere like this.
- I need a phone.
- Okay, there's a
phone just over there.
But you go slow or you're
gonna split yourself open.
- Please, pick up.
- Head out to the
desert, mile marker 201.
There's three bodies
there, grave's already dug.
Now, there's a truck there and
the keys are in the ignition.
Clean it up.
- You got it.
- Yeah?
I'll need the security tapes.
What's the number?
Alright, I'll pick it
up in a little bit.
Okay, got it.
I gotta go.
- I appreciate all you've done,
but I have to get out of here.
- I don't know what kind of
trouble you think you're in.
This isn't over for you.
They're gonna come after
everyone you know to find you.
The only way for me to help you
is if you tell me
what's going on.
Okay, suit yourself.
- Wait.
Hold on.
- I know a kid like
you doesn't get
into shit this deep on your own.
- We don't get to choose
our family, do we?
- Brothers?
- Three.
- And the other
two, they just left you?
- Yeah.
- Can't get ahold of Duke.
- You any idea where they are?
- No.
- Oh, yeah.
- Ned?
- I always wanted
to do that.
- If you act like a fool
and you call attention
to yourself you're gonna
get yourself killed.
- You don't get to tell me
what to do anymore, Kyle.
We're not on the farm anymore.
- I'm gonna ditch my bike and
then I'm gonna bury my money
so I have something
to trade my life for.
I suggest you do the same.
- Oh, I almost forgot.
I think this is yours.
So, how much did you have?
- Uh, I don't know, I
was just the lookout.
- Let's get
you out of here.
I'm gonna take you to my place.
You hungry?
I have to make a stop real quick
and then we can grab something.
You make sure you stay out
of sight or we're both dead.
- No, please, please.
- Give them to me.
- I don't know.
I don't know where they are.
I don't know.
I don't know!
- If you lie I will kill you.
If you resist I will kill you.
If you try to leave
I will kill you.
- I'm not lying.
I'm not lying.
He was supposed to come back.
And he didn't.
He never came back, I promise.
I promise.
- I don't mess with bikes.
What do you want?
Sexy, isn't it?
- Is she as
fast as she looks?
- Can't tell you how
many times this
sucker's gotten me laid.
- Where do you get a piece of
ass in this town, anyway, huh?
- I would recommend the
truck stop out on the 9.
- Where's that?
- It's about 20
minutes from here.
Second exit on the right.
Come back on the access road.
Well, what do you think?
Do you want it?
- I'll take it.
- You always eat up
here with the crows?
- No, first time.
I don't know how much
heat's on you so I'm waiting
to see if anyone shows
up before we go in.
- Makes sense.
So what do you do?
- I'm between jobs.
- You got family?
- No wife, no kids.
What about you?
You got a girl?
That is who you called, right?
Never mind, I get it.
- Kayla.
Name's Kayla.
- It's a pretty name.
Is she pretty?
- She's beautiful.
- What, are you in
love or something?
Come on, you're just a kid.
- Does that make a difference?
- Would you die for her?
- Yeah.
She's everything.
You think you can help
me find my brothers?
- That would depend.
- They left me for dead.
The way I see it they may as
well have pulled the trigger.
If it weren't for them I would
have made it back to her.
Look, I don't know
how much they took,
but I know it's gotta be a lot.
You help me find
them, it's yours.
- You got it, kid.
- Come on, get
out, get out, go!
- Kayla?
- Hey, hey, hey!
Check it out, man!
- What the hell, Ned!
- Look at the panty dropper!
- What is this, man?
- You said ditch my
bike, I ditched my bike.
Hell's comin' for us,
might as well take
a little slice of heaven
before we go, right?
- Ned, get out of
here with this thing.
You just wanna die, is that it?
You're drivin' around
in a blue camaro?
You're my brother
but I'm not gonna
let you get me fucking killed.
Is this what you do, you turn
your back on your family?
- Family?
Look around, man.
I'm the only family
you got left.
Get in.
- Just get outta here
with this thing, Ned.
- We'll see you around, brother.
- Come on in.
- You mind if I take a shower?
- Yeah, of course,
it's right there.
Oh, let me get you some clothes.
Yeah, that should
do it, here you go.
- Thanks.
- Yeah, I just watched it.
Okay, got it, Route 9.
Hey, I gotta take care of some
stuff, I'll be out for a bit.
Just make yourself
at home, okay?
- Okay, thanks.
- Here.
- Father didn't know anything.
We killed him.
- And the girl?
- We grabbed her when we
went looking for them.
He'll come looking for her.
- Is she here?
- Yeah, at the restaurant.
- Okay, I'll find them for you,
but I want half up
front, like the last job.
- No, you do the
work, I got you paid.
- No deal.
You think you're safe 'cause
you took my fucking gun?
I'll kill you with
my bare hands!
- Here.
- Can I help you?
- That's a Winchester, isn't it?
- Yeah, what about it?
- What are you doing?
- Get out of the car now!
- What, whoa, whoa, whoa!
- Get out!
- Easy, easy!
- Go!
Put the gun down, man.
- Go, go!
- Just take
it, take it, go, geez!
- Come on.
- Ned.
Ned, please!
Please, you need to
help me get out of here!
Kayla's here, I saw
her here last night.
They have her here,
too, the two of us!
They killed Johnny
in front of me--
- Shut up.
- And they took me here!
- Shut up!
- Come sit down,
you have to talk to me!
- What are you doing here?
Get off me!
- Talk to me!
- Shh, shh, shh!
Shut up!
Shut up!
Shut up!
Shut up, shut up!
Shut up!
Shut up!
Shut up!
Shut up or you're gonna
get us both killed!
Shut up!
Shut up, shut up, shut up!
- This way, this way!
- Shut that bitch up
or I'll shut her
up for you, okay?
- Hey, how you doing?
- Help you?
- Billy?
Whoa, whoa, Billy!
- Gimme the gun!
- What are you doing?
- Gimme the gun!
- Hey!
- Where is he?
Where's Ned?
- What?
- Where is he?
- I don't know where he is.
He's gone.
- You left me!
You left me, Kyle!
- Billy, you listen
to me right now.
Ned told me you were dead.
- Bullshit!
Don't fucking play
innocent with me.
Where is he?
- Billy, I promise you, he
told me that you were dead.
He said you got shot
and you were killed.
I swear to God I didn't know.
I'm sorry.
Hey, hey, listen.
It's okay, we're here.
We're here now, alright?
The two of us are here.
They shot Parker, he's dead.
- I can't get ahold
of Kayla, Kyle.
- I can't get in touch
with Duke either.
- We have to give the
money back, right?
We have to give it back, right?
- Listen to me, I
buried the money.
I buried it down
at mile marker 216.
We can use it if
we can trade it.
We can get out of here.
I'm gonna get you out of here
and I'm gonna get you home.
I promise you that, okay?
I promise.
- Brother, we gotta go.
Billy, you made it back.
You look great.
- You fucking piece of shit!
You left me!
You left me!
- Enough, get off of him!
Knock it off, both of you!
- Oh, yeah, you gonna beat me?
- Stop it!
We're taking the
money back, Ned.
We're taking the money back.
Me and Billy, we're
getting out of here.
You do what you want, but
we're gettin' out of here.
- Mm-mm.
You're just gonna leave me?
- You do what you want, Ned.
- No, I'm doing what I want now.
Now I'm doing what I want!
- Alright.
- Here's what's gonna happen.
We're gonna take the money and
we're gonna get out of here.
Okay, just us three.
Just one big family.
- I'm taking it back.
I'm taking Billy.
- Don't move, don't.
Don't move.
- I'm taking Billy.
- Stop moving, man.
Stop moving right now.
- I'm taking Billy
and we're going home.
Okay, I'm taking Billy
and we're going home.
It's okay, don't do this.
- No, it's not okay.
- I'm taking Billy--
- Get away from
that rifle, Kyle.
- We're going home, that's it.
- Watch your hands.
- I'm taking Billy.
- No!
- No, no, no!
- We're gonna go, now.
Hit the door.
- Here to pick up the girl.
- Please, don't hurt me.
Please, don't hurt me!
- It's okay, it's okay.
Take it easy, I'm
not gonna hurt you.
- Pretty sweet ride, huh?
Listen, what happened with
Kyle was an accident, Billy.
- You shot him in
the heart, Ned.
- They have Kayla, Billy.
Just take me to the money and
I'll take you to her, okay?
- There's a car out back,
I want you to take it.
You're gonna head out
on the old highway.
When you pass the
power lines you're
gonna make a right
on a dirt road.
You're gonna follow
that dirt road
all the way till it dead ends.
There's a farm house there.
I want you to pull the
car inside and wait.
And you don't stop
for anybody, okay?
You go.
Not a minute to spare.
Okay, let's go get our money.
- I'm sorry, Van.
I should have said--
- Where is it, hmm?
- I'm
almost there, okay?
He told me it was here, alright?
- Come on, come on.
We're gonna get this money.
We're gonna find a
new life, me and you.
Everything's gonna be okay.
Everything's gonna
be okay, Billy.
Everything's gonna be fine.
You got it?
- Yeah, yeah,
it's right here!
- Show me.
- Yeah.
- Show me!
Show me now.
- Bye, Ned.
- Win.
I found the brothers.
- When someone I regard
as not friend or family
has seen my face it means one
of us is coming to our end.
Where is my money?
- The kid isn't here.
Where's the money?
- It was right there.
I think the kid
must have taken it.
Wait, just hang
on a second, okay?
He's gonna be back soon.
Probably just
didn't want to stay
in here with the
money by himself.
You wanna make
sure I'm not lying?
- I believe you are
telling the truth.
I just don't care anymore.
- I got Kayla.
- What?
- I got her, she's
somewhere safe.
You wanted your brothers?
I did you one better.
- Alright, come on,
let's go, come on.
- Okay, easy kid.
Easy, kid.
- You work for them?
- Does it look like
I work for them?
I work for myself.
- Okay, so what, you just
wanted to help me, then?
- Help each other.
- How do I believe that?
- Do you have a choice?
In there.
- Honk the horn.
Honk it again.