Destruction: Los Angeles (2017) Movie Script

Your cousin, he's so hot.
His voice is
liquid panty remover.
I can confirm that is not true.
Y'all give it up for DJ Twist.
your new album is amazing!
- Glad you could make it.
- This is Dana and Chrissy.
- Hi.
- Hey, beautiful.
Hey, look.
Enjoy the party, have fun.
Whatever you need, I'm here.
I have to make some rounds.
- Okay?
- Okay.
And that is Marcus, girls.
- Brooke!
- Jay!
- Hey.
- Hey.
- Can we get a picture?
- Yeah, me too.
- Absolutely.
- Thank you.
Marcus! Get in there.
What is that?
Yo, it's on TV!
Hey, how is it going?
Bad vibes in here today.
Go ahead.
Can you speculate
what might have happened?
Should our residents
be concerned?
We're investigating
all kinds of possibilities,
from a leaking gas main
to arson.
But we do have an expert
from the USGS
and he is on site
and will be assessing to see
if this is
a natural gas buildup.
Like the 1985 Fairfax explosion.
Ladies and gentlemen,
we have with us Dr. Paul Grant
from the United States
Geological Survey.
Dr. Grant,
how could this have happened?
Deep, minor earthquakes rupture
beneath us all the time.
Not enough for us
to feel it at the surface,
but some of these quakes shift
the rock underground
and release pockets
of trapped gas, like methane.
Shouldn't we be able
to smell a gas leak?
We add a chemical to natural gas
so that we can detect it
by odor,
but if a fissure or pocket
under the shop was leaking
concentrated methane
into an enclosed area,
no one would know.
All gas lines running here
have been shut them off,
but the fire's still burning.
It suggests methane bubbling up
from underneath the ground
may be our best theory so far.
If I may, John?
Most of Los Angeles is built
over former oil wells.
The city sealed two
earlier this year.
Thank you very much, gentlemen.
Back to you, Olivia.
Good job.
- Hey, thanks for the on camera.
- Yeah, no problem.
Hey, I forgot the tickets.
Can you guys meet me
at the center before my lecture?
- Yeah, sounds good.
- Great.
Hold on.
Can you run those models again?
- I got to take this.
- Yes, no problem. See you later.
Hey, you're here?
No, we're about an hour out.
I cannot wait to see you.
Yeah, the forecast looks good.
Wait until you move here.
Every day is
absolutely beautiful.
- Did you get our tickets?
- Of course.
Listen to this.
The CA Energy Center houses
more than 30 renewable
energy exhibits,
including the new history
of fossil fuels--
My God, Derek.
We are not doing that.
You don't have to go.
Look, we'll all go, okay?
It's a family thing.
We'll do what Brooke wants
No, John.
We're shopping
with Margot tomorrow.
Aunt Margot got me
into Marcus' record party.
- When is that?
- I told you about it, remember?
Chrissy and Dana
are gonna pick me up.
- Who?
- Pick you up...
...and drop you off, right?
I can get a ride with Marcus
or Jill, whatever.
What? Today?
They have a dinosaur hall,
and the Science Center
is right next door.
You'll have so much fun
with your Dad.
I got to go, all right?
I'll meet you guys back
at the house later.
Are they sirens?
- What are you doing?
- Is everything okay?
Yeah, just another day in LA.
Don't worry, okay?
I love you guys.
Okay, bye.
- See you later, Dad!
- Bye.
- Liv?
- John, monitor.
Anyone from Emergency Management show?
Not here.
We need a statement.
Why aren't they investigating?
I'll find out where Garcia is.
I don't think
the Chief of Police is ready...
- make a statement.
- Science is boring.
Earthquakes, methane, we get it.
What about a possible link
to terrorism?
We're scared when the people
who are supposed to protect us
aren't there.
Are we leading on this?
If you get something
we can sell.
- All right. I'm on it.
- When does your family arrive?
- A couple of hours.
- Good.
Perfect. You've got time.
I'm texting you
names and addresses.
Okay. See you.
- Got the keys?
- Yeah.
- I'll drive.
- All right.
Mom, do you know
where that book Dad sent me is?
I want to get it signed.
Did you check
your whole backpack?
- I checked.
- Then, I don't know where it is.
- Maybe you didn't bring it.
- I know I packed it!
No, no, no, no, no!
Lower the volume.
Derek, just calm down.
Start from the beginning.
Never mind.
Okay, hit me with the C's.
- Cell, charger, cash.
- You are good, man.
You should give him extra cash.
He's gonna be with Dad.
You know he's going to ask
about your applications.
- You should tell him.
- You first.
Radiometric dating
of animal bones
from the La Brea Tar Pits show
the oldest fossil
to be 38,000 years old.
Slow down. Almost there.
- Is it the next one or...?
- Wait, this is it!
Look at that house.
I could get used
to the one percent.
Here we go.
What freeway did you take?
I think we came in
on the Five Interstate.
After 10,
you have to stay off the I5,
the 405 is better.
I missed you so much.
Come here.
This house is amazing.
Look at your babies!
Hi, Aunt Margot.
Yeah, they have their moments.
- I love your shoes.
- Thank you.
We are going to have
so much fun.
Come on. Come on in.
You can drop your stuff here.
I'll give you guys a quick tour.
- Look at that TV.
- And there's a pool!
Go on.
Help yourself to anything.
You still think
I should marry for love?
I think you should go
to college.
Brooke, you and Derek are there.
Cathy, I set you up
this time here.
And here we have
Marcus' messy room.
Sounds about right.
- Great.
- Yeah.
So, did you check out
those schools I sent you?
In LA., we've got
great private schools here.
Derek doesn't need
a private school.
- He's doing great.
- Is he still on meds?
It's not that kind of problem,
It's not a problem at all.
Um, okay. So well,
there's the pool out here... tub, lounge
on the chairs, wherever.
- This is beautiful.
- Thank you.
God, it's so nice out here.
We can do a little barbecue,
and here we are back
at the kitchen.
Can I pour you a glass of wine?
- No, thank you.
- No, she'll have a glass.
Yes, I will have a glass.
Thank you.
That's good, thanks.
And I have something for you.
VIP passes?
- This is so cool.
- Yeah.
Brooke is writing
some of her own music.
No. It's just a few things.
It's nothing like Marcus.
It starts in a few hours
with the label event
and then the after party.
Marcus knows you're coming.
God, Dana and Chrissy
are gonna lose their minds.
Friends from Iowa,
neighborhood girls who moved out
here about a year ago.
What about you?
It's Dad! Dad is on TV!
- If I may, John.
- Yes, sir.
Most of Los Angeles is built
on former oil wells.
There was an explosion.
- That's awful.
- Thank you, gentlemen.
Back to you, Olivia.
A dramatic morning.
That was John Benson
on the scene
of a fatal explosion
in West Hollywood.
We're hearing now
authorities have evacuated--
Dad's boss is hot.
In this area of the explosion,
that now has forced more than 20
of the buildings to evacuate
in that particular zone.
Firemen are still pulling
the rubble apart
searching for clues
as the source--
Hey, did they mention
how the fire started?
It's really cool.
Dad was talking
about subterranean methane
that seeped into the floor
and kaboom.
Derek! Come on!
People are turning
to social media
to share their stories.
We'll continue
to follow developments
on this story
throughout the day.
We'll get them to you
as quickly as we can.
Olivia, this has been
scary stuff.
City and state officials
have capped
two abandoned oil wells
in Echo Park saying that
the safety of residents... their top priority.
Coming up, more videos from--
- Do you feel that?
- Earthquake.
We're having an earthquake.
Come on! Let's go!
- Where?
- Go under the table!
Whoa! That was a good one.
Is everyone okay?
We're still feeling
this here in the studio.
Yeah, we don't know
where this is centered yet,
but we'll get to work
on it as reports--
It's just a scratch.
- What?
- It's just a scratch.
- Come here!
- It's just a scratch.
We got to clean that up.
Just put some pressure on it.
Nothing like
an earthquake after lunch
to shake up your afternoon.
Scary stuff. We don't
know where this is centered.
People are calling in now
as we pinpoint
the center of the quake.
I know you felt that
back at the studio.
What's your guess?
I'm guessing
it lasted a long time,
maybe thirty seconds here
felt like maybe a five to me.
I'll put my money on 5.2.
Yeah, I'm checking
social media now.
One tweet from some guy
out there who says it felt
like a bus was hitting
his house.
So it's been strong.
Yeah, tweet us your guesstimates
at #LAnewsquake
as to the magnitude...
- ...of the quake.
- Okay, that's enough.
Let me see your hand.
So what happens now?
We open another bottle.
Hit the pool.
Margot, I mean the aftershocks.
but it's nothing really.
It's fine.
Really, it's all right.
It's not the Big One.
No, you need to cancel
your plans with Chrissy.
- Mom!
- Cathy, it's fine.
The party is still gonna happen.
The girls should go.
- Dad is on his way.
- He's still on TV.
- Not anymore. He's coming.
- Sure.
He said so.
- He says many things.
- Okay, okay.
Let's just make a plan
in case something happens.
We can all check in with you,
and if we can't get
ahold of people,
- we'll meet back here.
- Yeah. See, Mom? It's fine.
That's perfect. Okay?
It's kind of fun, right?
All right.
Don't clean that up.
You don't have
to clean anything.
Come on.
Worry in fear to be
ourselves and be measured,
but not good enough.
A constant inside
the negative mind.
Do not be afraid to try.
The life worth living is
full of all the moments
we've chased our dreams.
Let your positive mind lead,
hope, inspire, achieve,
believe in yourself.
Self-confidence is the key
to self-improvement,
growth and success.
With the tools
of the positive mind,
we frame challenges
and obstacles as opportunities
to test ourselves and learn.
Brooke? Derek!
- Hey, Dad.
- Honey!
- When did you get here?
- How are you?
Um, Derek, Dad is here.
I've gotta go. My ride is here.
Brooke! Come on!
I'm coming!
Honey, I just got here!
- I'm sorry.
- Honey, your tickets!
Thank you. You're the best!
- Have fun.
- Thank you.
I'm sorry.
Hello, John.
Hey, Margot.
Looks like the place got rocked
a little bit.
Hey, I thought maybe
you weren't coming.
I was just--
Working, yeah.
We saw you on TV. Thank you.
So where is Brooke going?
To Marcus' record party,
- I told you about that.
- Come on, we're gonna miss it.
Hey, bud.
- You look great.
- Thank you.
- Yeah.
- I brought those papers for you.
- Yeah, did you tell them?
- No.
We're gonna tell them together.
You said we'd meet him.
Let's go!
- Just a minute, bud.
- I've been waiting for hours!
Well, how about tonight?
Family dinner.
That thing people do together,
with food and conversation
and about how school was today.
Just because you weren't
there doesn't mean
those things don't happen, John.
How about a Dodgers game?
I mean, you love baseball.
Those papers are gonna be signed
during this visit.
- Who says?
- We do!
We had a conversation,
you and I!
We have to go now.
- Okay.
- You'd better go.
Okay. See you tonight.
Later. Have fun!
Come on!
Come on, Dad!
This is gonna give me an A
on my science project.
Yeah, we're right outside.
All right. See you in a second.
All right. Here we are.
This is magnificent.
So, why aren't you going?
That's Marcus and Jay's thing.
I stay out
of their music business.
I read he got married again.
You heard about that?
The paparazzi were a nightmare.
They expected me to crash
the wedding or something.
- Did you?
- No!
I didn't have my getaway driver.
One time. I did that one time!
What's your excuse?
I can't keep driving
your skinny, drunk ass around.
- I don't live here.
- Yet.
You know what I mean.
I'm just not sure
about moving here.
You're not sure
about LA or John?
You know,
I want to go back to work.
We have paramedics here, too.
No. If I move here,
I'll end up in an office.
- That sounds terrible.
- What, working or the office?
What do you do
when you don't have
to be a parent
all the time anymore?
Whatever we want.
- Tough morning.
- Yeah.
Paul, this is my son, Derek.
I saw you on TV today.
- Can you sign my book?
- Sure.
Do you think
the two quakes are related?
The USGS app shows
a lot of activity
in the Newport-Inglewood fault.
When does it count as a swarm?
We're looking
into the same thing.
We should talk after my lecture.
We're measuring deep activity
near the mantle.
The lab is sending
the data over now.
- Of course.
- What does magma...
...have to do with earthquakes
and fault line?
So, why did you
become a scientist?
Well, that's a great question.
When you're constantly
questioning things,
you're constantly learning...
Excuse me,
are you from the news?
Guilty as charged.
I'm a reporter, John Benson.
It's nice to meet you.
Hi. Can we...?
Yeah, sure.
Hey, buddy. How are you?
This prehistoric
whale skeleton is on loan
from the Natural History Museum.
to 40 million years ago.
It's one
of the most intense skeletons...
- Get in the picture?
- Let's get in.
One, two, three.
- Great, thanks.
- You're welcome.
Great. I've tweeted it
and tagged the center,
so you can find it
on their feed.
Okay. I'll share it
with the news station,
maybe we'll get on TV.
We'd like that, right?
You ever been on TV?
It's fun.
Your cousin, he's so hot.
His voice is
liquid panty remover.
I can confirm that is not true.
Y'all give it up for DJ Twist.
your new album is amazing.
- Glad you could make it.
- This is Dana and Chrissy.
- Hi.
- Hey, beautiful.
Hey, look.
Enjoy the party, have fun.
Whatever you need, I'm here.
I have to make some rounds.
- Okay?
- Okay.
And that is Marcus, girls.
Do you see the drummer
from his video anywhere?
That kid is amazing.
- Brooke!
- Jay!
- Hey.
- Hey.
This firecracker is
Margot's niece.
- Hey.
- Nice to meet you.
- Nice to meet you too.
- Hi, girls.
- Can we have a picture?
- Yeah, me too.
- Absolutely.
- Me too.
Marcus! Get in here!
did you drop something today?
It's shaking the whole planet.
With that being said,
I think it's only right
I drop that new record again,
Let's party y'all!
Is this thing on?
I could get used to this.
You know, Brooke is thinking
about not going to college.
I never went to college.
I did okay.
She's young.
She's got lots of time
to figure it out.
My God, there's a fire!
What is that?
You've got to stay down.
Stay down!
Let me go!
What is that?
Boss, it's on TV!
There are reports now
of a major explosion
out in the Hollywood Hills.
In fact, we're getting
calls and messages
just flooding in
to the newsroom.
Yeah, we've heard
people saying bomb.
Yes, actually there was
a suggestion earlier today
of terrorist attack
with a smaller explosion.
- That was this morning.
- We just don't know yet.
We have very little information available.
- Bomb. It's happening.
- People are calling in...
...saying they've never
seen or felt
anything like this before.
We are getting video
into the newsroom.
We'll continue
to show that to you.
Emergency crews are
on their way right now
for those that need
some sort of assistance.
We have no reports yet on just
how many residents out there
may need some sort
of medical attention.
We have heard that the blast in
the hills has destroyed homes
and started numerous fires.
If you're just joining us,
there was a second explosion
today here in Los Angeles.
We want to stress,
though, still no information
at this point if two
events could be related.
Right, we are hoping
a statement from authorities.
We have to go.
I'm with Marcus, I'm okay.
Just get out of here.
Go now! Go, go!
Brooke! Come here!
Dad! Dad! Dad!
Where is your Mom?
- I don't know.
- We're going to find her.
Jake? Jake! Jake!
- Derek!
- Dad!
- Are you okay?
- I'm all right.
Where is Paul?
Sorry, he didn't make it.
- We'll keep trying your Mom.
- Brooke?
Let's just keep moving.
All right? Come on.
Come on.
Let's go.
Come on.
I got to go back.
I gotta go back.
I got to save my Dad!
He would want you to go.
My Mom isn't answering.
She always answers.
Come on, Marcus.
Marcus, come on!
It's a volcano.
Get down!
- You okay?
- Yeah, I'm okay.
Let's get out of here.
This is the activation--
Where are we going?
We're going to get
your mother and sister.
Did anyone use check in?
...evacuation order
for LA county...
- Brooke and Marcus are okay.
- Where?
- ...Bel-Air, Beverly Crest...
- They're going to the house.
- Keep trying your Mom.
- ...Hollywood, Mid-City West...
Do you know
how to upload those videos?
- This is not a test.
- Use the station's app.
My leg!
Easy, easy. Okay.
It's all right.
You just need some stitches.
- We'll get you to the hospital.
- Shit! It hurts!
I got it.
It's going to hurt.
Okay. Let's go.
- My God!
- Let's get you out of here.
Come on.
My ankle.
My God.
My God.
That was a bomb.
- Let's get you out of here.
- Okay.
Where is your car, Marcus?
Are you okay?
Where are your keys?
Give me your keys!
Is it these?
Marcus! Marcus, which one?
- Here.
- Okay. No, I'm driving.
- Where does this go?
- Press the brake, pull it down!
- Drive straight, go!
- Okay!
We have to go west, right?
Evacuation order LA County
including Beverly Hills,
Bel Air, Beverly Crest,
Mid-City West,
and West Los Angeles.
We have to know
what's happening.
I ditched them.
My brother is out there.
With my dad.
Lucky you.
I'm really sorry.
They're going to your house.
Our moms!
I'm okay.
I'm okay.
I'm okay.
Sorry for how I've been acting.
It's all right.
It's okay.
There's a pharmacy not too far.
Just keep along this road.
Hey, anything?
They keep saying try again.
No, Margot? No! Hey!
I need you to stay awake, okay?
You're going into shock.
I need you to stay awake.
- Stay with me, okay?
- We need an ambulance.
No! We're going to take the van!
Come on.
No! You can lean on me.
Let's go!
- Stay with me.
- Okay.
I need you to show me
where the hospital is.
All right.
Dad, have you seen this?
Can they do that?
Erupt more than once?
Some volcanoes never stop.
Hey, hey, hey! No, no, no!
You got to stay awake,
okay, Margot?
- Come on.
- I should be with--
Let's keep this leg elevated.
- You need to tell me.
- He's with Brooke.
You need to tell me
where the closest hospital is.
- Brooke. God.
- No, Margot! Margot!
Stay focused, okay?
Where is the closest hospital?
Cedars. Cedars Sinai.
And where's Cedars Sinai?
Do I make a right
or left out here?
- A right.
- Okay.
Stay focused. I need you, okay?
You need to tell me where to go.
- All right?
- Okay.
Margot, stay with me!
I turn right out here
and then where?
- What do I do?
- Another right.
Okay, another right.
My God. This is crazy!
What was that?
What the hell is that?
I think it's ash.
My God.
We're just fine.
It's going to be okay.
Look, keep trying your Mom.
We gotta get out of here.
It's voicemail.
Margot, how is your leg?
It's fine.
Where is the hospital?
So, we're getting close, right?
You know what?
I'm going to stop here
and take a look outside.
All right?
Hey, come on!
You can't go this way!
The road is blocked!
- You have to turn around!
- I'll be right back.
Lady, you can't go any further.
- You need medical attention?
- No. It's my sister.
Someone needs
to look at her leg.
- Where'd you guys come from?
- The Hollywood Hills.
You're lucky
to make it this far.
It's a volcano.
I can't believe it.
You'll need to turn back.
They set up a triage center
at a school on Fairfax.
It's just over a mile.
- You're tourists.
- Boston.
Hell of a vacation.
You should come with us.
You can't breathe this in
for very much longer.
I just quit smoking.
We'll see you there.
There are people
looking for hospitals.
We're going to stay
as long as we can.
Everything is gonna be fine.
You'll be okay.
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
It's gonna be okay.
This place doesn't look
too safe.
We need to stay
as low key as possible.
Take off any valuables.
Stay close to me.
You ready?
Stay close.
We just don't know yet.
We have very little information available.
People are calling in saying
that they've never seen or
felt anything like this before.
We are getting video in
to the newsroom.
Getting ready to show that
to you.
Of course, emergency crews are
on their way right now
for those that need
some sort of assistance.
We've been watching
some amazing video
as they continue to pour in in,
more and more footage
of a volcano that erupted
just hours ago in Los Angeles.
It really is amazing.
The pool of ash and gas rising
almost three miles into the sky
and poses a danger
to small aircraft.
The leading edge of lava flow
like the ones
you're watching right now,
are traveling
at about six miles per hour.
Once the channel gets
lava can flow
as fast as 40 miles per hour.
Can I?
Now nearly 150 feet high,
the volcano has forced
a mandatory evacuation,
Will they be okay?
with emergency crews
on the ground right now
in what they are considering
priority neighborhoods.
The volcano may seem
quieter right now,
- but it can erupt again--
- We go back.
We should evacuate
with everyone else.
You want to leave?
Our families would want us
to get out, Brooke.
Everybody is wondering
how could this happen?
My Dad works
for that TV station.
There's no answer.
Thanks anyway.
I hope you find them.
Videos just like this
from all across
the city right now.
This spectacular footage was
just recorded minutes ago
by our very own John Benson.
- Is that hail?
- Gravel stones. In the air.
More and more victims
of the volcano
as it now continues
to erupt in LA.
Just tragedy after tragedy
being captured on cameras
all around the city.
Where are they?
- Where is that?
- I don't know. I can't tell.
Brooke, we need to find
your medicine. Come on.
they're going back to the house.
- They can't. You saw the map.
- No.
It's my dad and Derek.
They aren't giving up.
We can't leave them.
They're not going to give up.
They're going to the house.
I posted that message.
I said we were gonna be there.
I sent them there!
This way.
You know the hills are
on fire, right?
I just don't think
they're still there.
Don't even say that!
Give me your phone.
What I mean is
most likely they evacuated.
La Brea.
Derek was reading
about that and fossils.
There's a triage center
at La Brea.
Maybe they're there.
Maybe they're not. I don't know.
No, no, no!
My Mom, she would go there.
- Let's go.
- Okay, okay.
Hurry up! Hurry up!
Our car has broken down.
Can you give us a hand?
What do you need, man?
Come on. Whoa, whoa, whoa!
You don't have to do this, man.
- Please.
- Come on, man. Come on!
- Please!
- Shut up.
Give me your goddamn keys.
Stay down!
Give me the keys!
Let's go!
The LA County Emergency
Operations Center announced
an evacuation order
for LA county
including Beverly Hills,
Bel Air, Beverly Crest,
Hollywood, New City West,
and West Los Angeles.
All residents must evacuate
Follow designated
evacuation routes.
- Officer, where is the detour?
- There is no detour.
We're evacuating
this whole area.
- My Mom is in there!
- Not anymore.
We relocated everyone
to the relief center.
Yeah, we heard
on the emergency broadcast.
- Car still running?
- So far, yeah.
Take advantage of that
and get out.
But we have to check!
My Mom told us to come back here
if there's an emergency!
You can't keep us away
from our homes.
I said get back, sir!
This whole neighborhood is under
a mandatory evacuation order.
My dog is at my home!
We're dealing
with this as best as we can.
You're not doing anything!
- Get out of my way!
- Everybody back up!
We're doing the best
we can here.
They said there's
a triage center in La Brea.
My daughter works in a hospital.
- She must be there!
- The best thing you can do... get to your designated
evacuation center now.
The hills,
everyone was sent to La Brea?
The triage center is
in evacuation as well.
What, now?
Come on, let's go.
Everybody go to their vehicles
and evacuate to a safe distance.
Go to your vehicles
and evacuate a safe distance!
You ready?
Welcome to LA, I guess.
Brooke, I swear
you hit harder than that guy.
I wasn't going to move here.
I thought your whole family
was coming.
I applied to college everywhere
they weren't going to be.
- Anywhere good?
- Does it matter?
- Did you get in?
- Yeah.
But I told my mom
I wasn't gonna send
anything out.
She was so mad at me.
I told my mom to stay home.
- Are you okay?
- Yeah.
Okay, Margot. We're here.
My God.
I'll just tighten it a little.
It's all right. All right.
We're going to move slowly.
I'll help you.
- I can't. Set me down.
- No, no, no! Listen to me.
We can't stop now.
I can't do this.
- Just go. I'll wait here.
- And then what?
Do this for Marcus.
You can do this.
I'll help you.
Come on.
We need some help!
Can someone help us?
Can't you walk yourself?
Let's go in there.
Almost there.
Okay. All right.
You're going to be okay.
Cathy, he's choking.
It's okay.
You're gonna be fine.
- Liv?
- John! Thank God.
Service is in and out.
We don't have long.
Where are you?
We're going to La Brea.
There's a triage station.
La Brea?
John, that's right next
to the damn volcano.
I know,
but my wife is here somewhere.
We've been running
your footage all day.
The videos are amazing.
Derek took them.
They're about
to evacuate the studio.
We'll keep broadcasting
from our station in Santa Ana.
- You need to get out of there.
- Not without Mom and Brooke.
Our family is out here
Call me when you find them.
Maybe we can help.
Okay. Great, Liv. Thank you.
Hi, this is Cathy.
I'm busy right now.
It's just voicemails?
It's okay.
Margot, it's going to sting
for a little bit.
And then it'll feel much better,
Here we go.
How is that?
- What?
- Stop!
Hey! Derek, no!
Derek, wait a second!
Derek, what are you doing?
Dad! Dad, he's in the front!
Dad! Dad!
Derek, get back!
- I'm going to save you.
- Get back!
Hey! Hey!
It's gas! Come on!
Hold on, buddy.
We'll get you out of here.
Help me out, Derek!
Help me, please.
- Help me, please.
- Mister?
Help me, please.
Thank you.
- Thank you.
- It's okay.
Dad, call 911.
No, Dad! Call 911!
It's too late, buddy. He's gone.
He's gone, okay?
We got to keep moving.
- You can't say that. No, Dad.
- Come on, son.
We can't just keep
moving all the time, no!
- No!
- Derek, listen to me, son.
We got to keep moving.
Okay? You got to stay strong.
All right?
Come on.
My God.
- Careful.
- He must be scared.
Stay next to me.
It's okay. It's okay, girl.
Stay next to me.
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Where'd you come from?
Come over here.
It's okay. It's okay.
It's okay.
All right? Good girl.
Good girl.
We used to ride all the time.
Mom made me take
so many lessons.
It's okay.
Where did he come from?
What's that?
We just found her.
We weren't trying to--
Don't panic. It's cool.
I came out to track him.
Are you a survivalist?
Yeah, there's nothing worse
than being right
about the end of the world.
Can you help us?
Yeah. Whoa. Whoa.
We need to go here.
- You got a signal?
- No.
Can you ride?
You're doing great.
Where are you going after this?
We got a boat all stocked up.
We're going to sail
straight out the harbor.
You're welcome to come with us.
We got to try to find them.
Yeah, I get that.
Come on.
I don't see anything here
from them.
Maybe they went out on a truck.
Buddy, don't just walk away
like that, man.
We got to stay close.
You left.
Let's run. Let's go.
On board, sir.
Everyone on the truck.
Why don't you get the injured
first? We're not.
Wait. We just got here.
We haven't even looked around.
- My Mom might be--
- Evacuation is mandatory.
Critically injured first, right?
- We're not injured.
- Yeah, please.
If your family was here,
they've already moved
to the evac site.
We're not going anywhere, okay?
My wife may be out here.
We're not going to--
- Mom!
- Derek? Derek!
Where is Brooke?
I don't know.
- Is Margot okay?
- She's here.
Her leg--
I did the best I could.
She can't walk.
Is she going to be okay?
Yeah! She's going to be okay.
She's just resting.
So we have to do something
so Brooke can find us.
Last chance.
Thank you.
No problem.
I don't know
what we would have done--
- If you need anything from us--
- Don't worry about it.
Find your people.
Thank you.
This has been the--
I'm not sure we have...
I'm gonna get my phone.
Excuse me.
Is there a white phone?
...disaster in
the shadow of the volcano.
No, no. No, that's it.
Thank you. Thank you.
...people are now
being evacuated.
The President, we understand,
will be addressing
the nation very shortly.
Lava continues
to advance across L.A.
- Did you see her post?
- She's out there.
Don't worry.
We're going to find her.
The USGS now is stating
the lava is most dangerous
when onlookers start
approaching the advancing lava
and suddenly get cut off
by the flow.
They're telling us
everybody should stay off
the valley floor and get out
of any of the low-lying areas.
Evacuation centers are
taking residents to safe zones
and triage centers are--
This facility is now closing.
Military transports are arriving
for final triage evacuation.
All patients should proceed
to the trucks immediately.
I've got to make sure
that Margot is okay.
- All right. Yeah.
- Excuse me.
It's not that far.
Buddy, help everybody else.
- John!
- Over here, honey!
- I'm right here!
- Dad!
- Brooke!
- Mom!
Mom? Mom!
- Where's Derek? Is he all right?
- Brooke!
I'm very proud of you.
You made it.
I knew you were okay.
I knew it.
I'm so sorry.
I should have been there.
- I'm so sorry.
- I'm okay.
What happened?
We were at the party,
and the fire and--
- Are you okay? Are you hurt?
- I'm fine.
- Where were you?
- Dad is not coming.
- What? He left you?
- He's gone.
He's gone, Mom.
I tried, I tried.
It's not your fault You're here.
I am so sorry, baby.
I'm so sorry.
Lean on me.
Put your hand over me.
What is that smell?
We need to go.
Go, come on.
We gotta get out of here!
Get back!
Come on, guys! We got to get
to the truck! Come on!
- No, no!
- Wait a minute!
It's too late. We can't
help him. Come on!
We got to get to the truck!
Come on! Let's go!
You know what? It's full.
The car is dead.
So what about the van?
- This way.
- Okay.
Let's go!
- Liv!
- John! Where are you?
The triage has been hit.
Are you on an evac truck?
Yeah, the trucks are full.
Don't go south.
The oil fields are burning.
Traffic is stuck.
What about downtown?
I can get
a helicopter in the air.
Nothing can fly in this, Liv.
Not around the volcano.
There's a helicopter
evac site on the river.
Remember that renewal story
you did last month?
It's a safe landing zone.
We'll look for you there.
John, it's the station chopper.
- How many--
- Okay. Got it. We've got a lift.
Don't lift it, okay?
Your guitars.
Your records.
It doesn't matter, Mom.
All our memories.
I was keeping them for you.
We're together now, okay?
That's all I need.
I'm sorry about your Dad.
He was always really nice to me.
So, do you think we'll make it?
Yeah, of course.
Derek, we're all gonna make it.
We were at the exhibits.
Everything started shaking.
We drove away, and there was--
Hey, did you get
your book signed?
He didn't make it.
Gosh, I'm so sorry.
I didn't know.
People don't live very long.
They can live pretty great,
Kids, you all right?
Hey, what is that smell?
It's going to be okay.
What is that?
The tires.
Everything is on fire.
My God!
Hold on, kids!
Where are we going?
What's going on?
Hey, we're okay. We're okay.
Dad knows where he's going.
Derek, hold on!
Everything is okay.
Derek, everything is okay.
I hear a helicopter.
- That means we're close.
- Can you see it?
Derek, can you see it?
It's gone.
It's okay. It's okay.
Let's get out here! Come on.
- Let's go!
- Come on.
Let's go!
We got to get up there!
Come on, everybody.
Keep moving!
Come on.
- Keep it moving!
- Come on.
Don't be scared.
Let's go faster!
Ready? One, two, three, go!
Come on, Margot!
Ready? Ready?
You okay?
Ready? Grab her legs.
- Go!
- There you go.
Come on!
All right. Ready?
Come on.
Help him!
There you go.
There you go. I got you.
John! Hey, you okay?
- Yeah. You all right?
- Yes.
I'm so sorry about that.
No, it doesn't matter.
It doesn't matter.
I love you.
I love you.
- Wait.
- Brooke.
Come on. Get her.
- Derek!
- Derek!
Derek, wait!
What are you doing?
Brooke, you okay, honey?
Derek, get up here now!
My God!
Derek, get up here now!
- Derek!
- Derek!
Grab my hands! Jump!
- Give me your hand!
- Derek, come on!
Get up!
- You okay?
- Yeah.
Just breathe, honey.
- It'll be okay.
- Hey!
- Over here!
- Over here!
- Hey!
- Over here!
- Down here!
- Hey!
- Hey!
- Over here!
Down here!
Come on! I got you!
Come on, John!
Gotta go!
It's okay! It's too much weight.
I'll find you!
- We can't leave without him!
- Go!
Go, go!
- Dad!
- Dad!
I'll find you! I promise!
Mom, we have to go back!
I love you, guys!
One year ago today,
the city of Los Angeles
was devastated
by an unprecedented
natural disaster.
These images were captured
by John Benson,
a reporter, husband, and father
as he raced against all odds
to save his family.
The volcano couldn't be
predicted by science.
There was no warning.
For many of the people
who called LA home,
there was no time.
No time to save
family treasures.
No time to escape.
No time to say goodbye.
The death toll is still rising
as people search for loved ones,
their families torn apart.
John, a member
of our station family,
drove through the ash
and fire and lava
to rescue his wife
and children--
That's enough of that.
Bottom drawer!
Got it.
Dinner is served.
- You okay?
- It looks fantastic!
Very nice.
So how was work?
Work was great actually.
I have a story.
Right when I get in,
when we get in the car, a guy--