Homeboy (1988) Movie Script

Shit. Damn, why does it
have to be raining?
Check this out.
Holy shit.
Yo, man, where your horse at, man?
You rode into town or what?
Hey, yo, look at this
ten-gallon-hat-wearing motherfucker.
Hey, yo, look at his belt buckle...
That shit ain't funny, man.
Yes, it is.
It's not funny.
Crazy motherfucker.
I'll fuck you up.
What the fuck do you think this is?
You want to be a cowboy?
I got a cowboy for you.
Hey, I want a Coke with rum.
A rum and Coke.
We got new money here.
All right. All right.
Shoot the dice.
Shoot the fucking dice.
Cowboy money.
Shoot the dice, man.
Roll. Roll.
Let 'em go.
Come on.
Come here, come here, come here.
Come on, baby.
Go, man!
You Johnny Walker?
You Johnny Walker?
The car smells from all that rain.
You look like a cowboy.
You a cowboy?
I like cowboys.
Stop! Stop!
Get outta here.
Give me the money.
You got nothing here.
Can I borrow your compact, please?
How do you organize your money?
I don't understand this.
You're supposed to put the 20s
first, then the 10s, then the 5s.
Where the fuck you been?
His bus was late.
You got another beauty here.
25 years of picking you bums up.
You're all the same.
Go to the bus stop to pick him up,
he's in a gin mill getting drunk.
Listen to me.
I get annoyed.
Goddamn jokes about cholesterol.
I am telling you, I'm fuming.
This man, he's two days late.
You worry so much. Give me a kiss.
Don't worry.
Get away from me, Wesley.
That's terrible.
There he is.
Wesley Presley.
Women, come and get me.
I'm so pretty.
And, Lou, why?
Why is God so good to
me and so awful to you?
I don't know.
Thank you.
You're an ugly person.
And you're beautiful.
Hey! No smoking
around my fighter.
Can't you read the sign?
Can we go to this fight?
Can we have...
Are we gonna have this fight?
Let's go, please!
Okay, let me see them gloves, John.
Come on.
Let me test this.
I can see it's gonna be
one of them nights.
Let's see your gloves, Roscoe.
Okay, they're all right.
You got your cup on?
Just fight...
Pay no attention.
If it wasn't for your face,
you'd be a good-looking guy.
Get over there. Hold it, hold it.
I'll take care of it.
Come on, let's get back to your corner.
Hey, Lou!
Come on and get your fighter.
Can't you control him?
Come on. Save it for the fight.
Come on. Come here.
Okay, let's get some instructions.
Let's go.
Hey, John.
Come on, Lou.
Let's get your guy out here.
Hey, does he wanna fight tonight?
Yeah. John, come on.
Come on, John. Please?
Come on. Let's go. Come on.
Let's go.
Remember what I told you guys
in the dressing room, okay?
I want a good, clean fight.
Let's touch gloves.
Let's get with it, John, with the program.
Touch gloves.
Hey, you got your hands full tonight, Lou.
He's not gonna be a problem.
Okay, break! Break!
I told you guys to break.
Come on.
Let's get out of there.
Look here, when I tell you
to break, Roscoe,
I want you to break clean,
you understand?
Hey, what are you doing?
What are you doing?
Fuck you!
Next time you do that, this fight's over.
You understand?
This fight's over!
I'm not playing no more!
Now settle down.
Come on over here.
Moe, what's the guy's name?
Johnny Walker.
Johnny Walker.
That's a great name.
Hey, John!
Come on, John!
Boom, boom!
That's right, John!
Sit down. Sit down.
Come on, Johnny!
Sit down, Wesley.
Sit down.
Boom, boom!
Bang, bang!
Hey, what's the matter? Sit down!
Sit down, asshole!
Break it, break it. When I tell you
to break, I want you to break.
Will you sit down? The fight's
in the ring! Sit down!
Break clean.
All right.
You say something?
Hold it. Hold it here.
Get his head up.
Let me look at that cut.
That's a butt.
Okay, let's keep it clean.
Let's go. Let's box.
That hurt. I saw that.
Okay, break it.
Break it. Come on.
Step back. Step back.
Round's over.
Sit down. Come on. Get back
to your corner, Roscoe.
Come on. Let's work hard.
Come on. Come on.
Okay, Johnny, this is the
last time I'm gonna warn you.
Any more crap out of you,
you ain't getting paid.
And that goes for you, too, Lou.
He's just going through the motions.
Just go out there and do
the basic simple fundamentals
and it will be very simple.
All right. Spit it out.
Go ahead.
Keep that jab going, and you'll be fine.
All right. Go get him.
Stay away from his right hand.
It'll open that son of a bitch
right up. Come on.
He's tired, Roscoe.
Let's go. Finish it up.
Ee! Hey-hey!
One, two...
It's all over!
How old, Johnny Walker?
A hundred years old?
You're old school!
You're over the hill, buddy!
You're an old man!
You're an old-timer!
Forget it! You're done!
You're terrible!
You suck!
Come on, Johnny Walker!
Time to go home!
You're washed up. Go home, buddy.
You're an old man.
You're an old-timer!
Will you watch where you're going?
What are you looking at?
Hey, man, you got my money?
I got your money.
There's your money. Jesus.
Lou, congratulations.
Boom, boom.
You've got a guy here, I'll tell you.
I love the way you fight, John.
I never saw anybody fight like that.
Am I right?
Call ahead. Get the table.
I'm Wesley Pendergrass.
I like you.
You get dressed, okay?
I'll take you for something to eat.
Keep it.
I gotta tell you something up front.
I know a lot of people.
I know everybody in this fucking town.
Nothing goes down
I don't find out about it.
That's important.
Keep informed.
I got this gig.
I do it on the side.
Moe owns a couple of strip joints.
I go in, I bullshit a little.
I do an act on stage.
It sucks, but it's better than working,
and it keeps my P.O.
off my ass.
I can sing a little.
I'm a pretty good dancer.
And, I have fun... fucking up the songs.
Hey, Wesley!
Who's this guy?
I'm gonna kill you!
Why? Hey!
You fucking punk!
Where you been? You locked me up!
Take it easy, will you?
Hey! Hey, hey, hey!
Don't fuck with me, man!
You're gonna pull a knife on me?
You are gonna pull a knife on me?
I ain't no punk! What were
you gonna do with that?
I don't know.
No, Wesley, not my nose.
Will you move your fucking car?
Hey, you got a problem? Shut up!
Move your car!
Where's my money?
Give me my fucking money!
Hey, man, it's right here.
Right now!
I got it right here.
Take it easy.
Give it to me.
Come on, come on!
Take it easy. Here.
Why you always gotta hit me for, Wesley?
Where you been?
Hey, how you doing?
What are you kicking
the shit out of him for?
You wanna kick the shit out of him,
you do it somewhere where
you don't hold up traffic.
Hey, man, nobody's gonna
kick the shit out of me.
Hey, scrote, move that hunk of
shit over to the curb and shut up.
Shut up!
Wesley, I heard you pulled a nickel.
How come you're back
on the brick so soon?
What is that, French?
Ray, I ain't gonna tell you again.
Move it out.
Lieutenant, hey.
Get out of the street.
Let's go.
He with you?
I'm not gonna tell you again.
Get out of the street.
Hey, man, don't punch me with that stick.
It's okay.
I'll handle it.
Looks like somebody
kicked the shit out of you.
Johnny's a fighter, Lieutenant.
He fought tonight.
Knocked out some spear-chucker
at the arena.
Stay out of trouble, boys.
The place. My place.
Come on.
You know,
don't worry about
that guy... Grazziano.
I've known him for 15 years.
He's crazy, and he hates me.
He hates the fact that people like me.
You know what I mean?
He hates it.
He hates the fact that people like you.
He's like a bitter person.
I hate that.
Hey, Moe, how you doing? Good.
John, come on.
He's... He's like
a sick person, you know?
Anyway, this is it.
I have to share this with some girls.
Give me your bag. Here, just put it down.
Make yourself...
You know, watch.
Watch the show. Go on.
Hey, that cop, man,
he's like a fucking nightmare.
Point taken.
We gotta be cool.
It's hot out there, man.
Some... Some jerk-off iced someone
doing a job the other night.
I mean, I don't mind...
But I ain't going to jail for no murder.
Come on, come on. Give me the tap shoes.
What, these things?
Yes. Where's the tie? I don't know.
You got three of them.
You know something...
What, are you high?
She moves everything on me.
What the fuck am I supposed to do here?
These people.
Thank you very much, ladies and germs.
I just flew in from the coast.
My arms are exhausted.
This is my band, otherwise known as
Bernie Beamer and the Busted Hymens.
There you are.
All right.
Take it away.
Hey, watch it, pal.
Hey, look.
Little horses, bro.
Hey, we're closed.
You have to come back tomorrow.
Hey, we wanna ride.
That's too bad.
I said we're closed.
Come on. Please?
I said we're closed.
That lady says she's closed, boys.
We were just having some fun.
Where'd you come from?
Come on.
Let's get outta here.
Hey, how about a cup of coffee?
I said we're closed.
Okie doke.
That's it. That's it.
That's it. That's it.
Drop under.
That's it.
Yo, my man.
I forgot what color I am.
You forgot what color you are?
What color am I?
You're black.
I'm red.
You gotta be black.
Are you sure?
I'm not the one who's confused.
I know my color.
Are you sure?
I'm sure.
Hey, Johnny boy.
Where you been lately?
Yo, man, I been around.
How you feeling?
I feel like working out.
The locker room's down on the left.
Hey, man.
That's what I need.
A white fighter.
Make a lot of money with a white fighter.
Get rich.
You can't make no money
with a black fighter.
Jeez, what color did you say I was?
Left hand, left hand.
Now weave.
Hook shot.
How are you doing?
All right.
Good to see you, Moe.
How's my boy doing?
He's doing great.
He's working that guy.
15-0, 11 knockouts.
Moving him up, but we can't
get him any decent work.
There's the fighter I was talking about.
Might want to see him move around a bit.
Can he go a couple more rounds?
Hey, Lou!
Can your guy give Cotten
a couple of rounds?
You up to it?
I'll give him some work.
Just look at this.
Look at this guy's arms.
He don't want to cover up.
He don't want to cover up.
This kid, Cotten, can really hit.
What is this shit?
Look at this.
Doesn't your guy know
what the bell means?
Don't he know to protect
himself at all times?
Come on, this is work.
We ain't getting paid for this.
Hey, asshole,
you don't pull that kind
of shit on my fighter.
You pull that kind of shit,
you go back to where you came from.
You under...
Hey, get out of here!
Hey, fat man, nobody tells me
where to go back to.
Get out of here.
Fuck you.
Fuck you, Walker.
Get out of here!
Hey, where did you come from?
Over there.
Thanks for the other night.
How about a soda?
We're even.
Hey, is all this yours?
My grandfather left it to me.
Business is kind of bad.
Carousel doesn't work.
The ponies get sick.
I get by.
Looks old.
Everything gets old.
I guess I never thought
of doing anything else.
He never minded, though.
He came here every day.
Even when I was real small,
he used to let me wear
his coin-changer.
I'd be giving people the wrong change,
and he'd tell me how many times
to press the button
to give the right change.
Sometimes, you know, if people
didn't have enough money,
he'd just let them ride for free.
He just loved to see
all the kids laughing
and having a good time with the horses.
At night he'd be so tired.
And then it would be my turn.
Couldn't wait for it to be my turn.
I remember one night
he was standing there in the rain
watching me go round and round.
You're not talking too much.
Is something wrong?
You're very quiet.
Hey, break, break, break!
Right now!
Let's go.
Bullshit. Boo!
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a decision.
Judge Tommy Lang scored it 77 to 76,
Judge Felix Harringer
has it77-75, Walker.
And Judge Luis Berma
scores it 76-76.
This bout is a draw.
Wait. Wait.
Come on. Come on.
You wanna fight?
Let's go at it.
Hey, come on.
Come on, Johnny.
Hey, man, I won.
You won. It was
a hometown decision.
A hometown thing.
Got to put him away.
You didn't put him away
because you ran out of gas.
Hey, man, I won.
What do you have to drink for?
You're killing yourself.
Hey, Lou, shut the fuck up, man.
Okay. Don't get mad?
Don't get mad. You won.
But if you were in better shape,
you would've knocked
that piece of shit right out.
Hey, Lou, stop the goddamn car, man.
We're in the middle of the bridge.
Stop the goddamn car!
Where the fuck are you going?
Get back here!
Hey, Johnny, get back in the car.
Come on.
God, man.
Get the fuck outta here!
Jimmy, you know that Macho
is much too fast for that tomato.
He's a runner.
He couldn't take a punch.
He couldn't catch him,
he couldn't hit him.
Wipe that ketchup off your face.
I'll be right back.
Jimmy, how come I always
see you together?
What's the matter with you guys?
I'm starting to get suspicious
of this relationship.
Yeah, You're suspicious of it?
Wesley, you don't know shit from Shinola.
Don't you worry.
What he's gonna do...
Bling bang.
You know how he is.
Believe me.
Take my word for it.
You know where your money goes.
Will Dr. Marshall
please pick up
the courtesy phone in reception?
What's up?
So I'm down at the hotel.
There's a fucking convention
going on here.
The place is crawling with doctors.
You should check it out.
Listen, we gotta be careful.
Then be careful.
I'm hot, and I want to take a bath.
No, no, no, no.
I want you right now.
I'm all sweaty!
Please, let me take a bath.
No, baby, no.
Please, let me take a bath. No, no, no.
I want you the way you are, baby.
Come on.!
You're so sexy.
Baby, I just want to give it all to you.
I want to take it all.
Hello, John.
Would you like an apple?
It's a Macintosh.
I prefer Granny Smiths myself,
but they didn't have any.
Hey, what's Granny Smiths?
That's a green apple, John.
Give me that beaver, baby.
Winky dinky, baby.
Yeah, winky my dinky, baby.
More, more, more.
You like that?
I like that.
That's called the turtle, baby.
God. Stick it!
Where's your partner?
Hey, I don't know.
Hot, throbbing cock!
Yeah! Yeah, I will!
I will!
I'm fixing the bed.
That's okay.
I just want to take a nap.
That's for you.
Thank you.
Thank you.
I gotta run, John.
Hey, John.
You got to know your apples, John.
Did he ask you anything about me?
He said something about apples.
What do you mean?
Hey, man, I don't know.
That guy gives me the creeps.
I mean, I know that he knew
I was in there.
I mean...
he's a prick, you know.
He's got a hard-on for me.
He wants his pound of flesh.
What are you doing?
Don't look back.
You're giving it energy.
Hey, John, you know,
this whole place used to be covered
by big fucking dinosaurs.
They were all over the place.
They all disappeared.
Thousands of them.
You know where they went?
As time went by, they started to shrink.
They got smaller.
Smaller and they started to grow wings.
And they flew away.
And now nobody knows where they are.
That's a true story.
Sit down.
Well, seems right, sir.
Just terrific.
We're all done.
Yeah, I'll get your jacket.
Let's see what you got here.
Did you do anything in town?
You have some nice pieces here.
Ray and me took a ride
outside some bullshit town
on the main line.
Wherever you've been, I wouldn't
go back there for a while.
Your place.
Imagine you having a house,
just a house, like,
as far as the eye can see.
Hey, Ruby.
Hey, Johnny.
Hey, Ruby, this is my friend, Wesley.
Hey, Wesley, this is my friend, Ruby.
Hey, Ruby, how are you?
I heard about you.
I like rubies.
Listen, I got a lot of work to do.
See you later.
Hey, Ruby...
I thought you two were friends.
Sit down, man.
What do you think?
She's pretty?
I'll tell you something about women.
I know them.
I've studied them.
You can't trust any of them.
Women... not too many guys
know this...
Are much stronger than guys.
That's why I keep a distance.
I keep a perspective.
I use them, but I don't
get involved with them.
Well, I'll tell you something, Wesley.
You know, I ain't never
talked too much to girls.
You know, I've been with them.
You know, a lot of them.
I've been with all kinds, man.
I've been with... old ones.
I've been with crazy ones.
Fat ones.
Ugly ones.
I mean...
But I ain't never been
with a real nice, good one.
Good... that's hard to find.
I don't even know what the fuck
you're supposed to say to one.
And that Ruby... she's a good one.
She's so pretty.
Hey, there.
Hold on.
Man, I'd just like
to be able to look at her
and just... just...
I could just look at her
and just hold her.
I'd like her to just touch me.
Just, you know...
Just touch me and have her
like me, you know.
You know what Aristotle said?
He said that
in the beginning of the world,
everybody... men, women...
One creature.
And that they were so powerful that way
that the gods had to tear them apart.
That every since then,
men-women, men-men,
whatever it happens to
be, roamed the Earth
in search of their other half.
That's a good one.
It's true.
I'll see you later.
Hey, hey, hey.
Settle down.
Go. It's you.
All right, man.
Yeah, I'm in. I'm in.
I'm in again.
He's on a roll.
All right. All right.
Very good, man.
Hello? Yoo-hoo.
Anybody home?
Howdy, sports fans.
Anybody home?
Hey, man.
Chateau L'eau de Pots.
Hey, hey.
You remember Phyllis.
I can't believe we're here.
Phyllis. I remember.
Phyllis from Philadelphia.
How you doing?
Pretty girls.
You like?
Melanie, turn around
and show our baby off.
John, Johnny, meet the girls.
Girls, John.
Hi, Johnny Cowboy.
John, do not play Ray
Tiddlywinks, 'cause he cheats.
Hey, man, I don't cheat.
When did I ever cheat?
You know, Ray, you got terrible hygiene.
I got terrible hygiene?
Motherfucker, you got terrible hygiene.
Ray, I hate to remind you,
but most people change their underwear,
they brush their teeth at
least once a day. Yeah?
Wipe their ass, take a shower,
bath, whichever you prefer.
Hey, girls, you want something to drink?
Yes, yes.
I want to play some music.
Come here.
You know what I want.
Come over here and dance.
Come here.
I'll give you what you want.
I know what you want.
Come here.
I brought these girls over to, you know,
liven up the place.
Get up!
Get up, you bum!
Don't get up!
Stay down, John!
Stay down!
Don't get up.
Get up! Get up!
Seven. Eight.
Stay down.
Nine. Ten.
How do you feel?
I think you ought to go see a doctor.
I don't like what I saw tonight.
I got a good doctor.
He's an acquaintance.
Best in town.
He owes me a favor.
Hey, man, I ain't gonna go see no doctor.
Let me tell you this.
Every night is not your night.
Some nights you just don't have it.
Everything you do is wrong.
I remember a time I fought a guy,
Jim Donahue.
Trained hard, live right.
No sex. Hitting the road.
I still end up losing the fight.
So that's how it happens sometimes.
Come on.
Come on.
May I walk with you a little bit?
What did you do to yourself?
I didn't do too good.
Jesus, I can't even look at you.
You gotta take care of yourself, Johnny.
Come here.
Let me look at you.
I like your face.
Come on.
Look left, please.
Look right, now.
Bring your chin up, please.
Look left. Left.
Look to the right now, please.
You see a little blurry, no?
You can get dressed now.
Is it all right?
Wesley, you know there is nothing
I would not do for you, man.
I know you for a long time.
I don't know what's going on.
I don't want to know
what's going on, Wesley.
If this guy was a younger fighter,
which he is not,
at the beginning of his career,
I would tell him to go
find another type of work.
I see this all the time.
He should have
stopped fighting years ago.
If he's your friend,
take him over to the hospital
to see a neurologist,
run some tests,
because in my professional opinion,
he has a fracture of the temporal bone.
Now the temporal bone
is either going to unite,
or it's going to explode.
Could be one punch, two punches.
But the next time
somebody hits this guy in the head...
he could drop dead.
Well, the doc says you should be fine.
Good luck, Johnny.
Thanks, man.
That doctor say anything?
You hungry?
Hey, wait a minute.
That doctor say anything
was wrong with me?
He said you shouldn't
get hit in the head so much.
I got an idea.
I got something for us.
Something I want to show you.
I want you to concentrate.
I want to show you something.
Right down here.
You see that guy there?
Which one?
The little one with the attach case.
He's got stones in that bag
worth maybe a million dollars.
He deals diamonds.
We grab those, we make
ourselves a pretty good score,
but we gotta hit him
at the end of the week on Friday,
when he's got all the volume.
So what's the problem?
You see the two guys on each side?
Those are the bodyguards.
That's the problem.
If they get "incommodatious,"
won't hand it over,
we might have to get physical.
A little left hook action,
straighten them right out.
That's why I need you.
You won't even have
to whack them that hard.
Yeah, man.
Just a little bit.
They're Jewish, you know.
I mean, you know how they are.
They don't like to get hit.
They just like to...
Ray, be quiet. Don't be
anti-Semitic, please, okay?
Hey, I'll tell you something, though.
You understand?
They may look funny, but a lot
of those sheenies got guns.
We just have to wait for the right time.
I grab it, I run.
How fast can you run?
Hey, Wesley, man, I can't run too fast.
I didn't think so.
Well, don't worry about that.
You just... trust me, okay?
I'm asking you for a favor.
It doesn't take much.
Just bang. That's all.
What's Jewish?
Are you kidding?
You don't know what Jewish is, man?
Well, what's Jewish?
Jewish? That's Jewish.
This whole neighborhood is Jewish.
Look, I'll explain it to you later.
That's not the point.
I don't care.
You just hit the guy, I grab it, I run.
You want me to hit the Jewish?
Hey, man, I'll do
anything for you, Wesley.
You make me crazy sometimes,
you know that?
Come on, let's get outta here.
Hi, honey.
Hi. You want a little action?
You think that I'm any different
from you or anybody?
I want the better things in life.
I want a Rolls-Royce,
50 silk suits.
A hundred pairs
of custom-made shoes.
Handmade Chinese silk shirts,
the colors of the rainbow.
You see, John, I'm
originally from Savannah.
That's Georgia.
That's where I was...
dropped off, so they tell me.
I don't really know,
because when you're a kid,
they tell you so much shit,
you don't know what's real or not.
They said I was blue when they found me,
and I was real small.
And I was found in a mailbox,
sometime after midnight
during the winter.
Who's calling you?
I don't know, man.
Must be a wrong number?
Must be.
But I've tried to better
myself over the years.
There have been obstacles
and minor disappointments,
but I very sincerely feel
that my time is near.
I don't even want to get even.
That's bullshit.
I say forget the past.
Live in this moment.
And I know something's
out there calling my name.
Wesley, Wesley."
It's all timing.
It's the process of elimination.
It's self-preservation.
It all boils down to one thing...
Take care of yourself.
Because if you don't,
you're just gonna die
and be nobody, and... What's my point?
All I need is one big score.
Thank you.
Hey, Red.
Hey, creep.
How about a Coke?
Sheila's watching the place for me.
You feel like taking a ride?
Come on.
That's a nice picture.
That's me and my dad.
It's taken outside a place
we used to go to breakfast.
That's nice.
Yeah, I really miss him.
Where is he?
He died when I was real young.
My grandpa raised me.
How'd he die?
He was out riding on his horse one day.
Trying to cross the train tracks
that ran through our property.
The train was coming.
The horse spooked.
He was thrown.
And the train ran him over.
Some batty, old neighbor lady said
he just sat there on the tracks,
let the train hit him.
He didn't even try to get up.
Well, maybe he didn't want to get up.
Hey, man, I'm sorry.
I didn't... mean to hurt your feelings.
You didn't hurt my feelings.
God damn.
Hey, I ain't seen
one of these for a long time.
I remember when I was a boy,
I used to always ask
my old granny for a nickel
so I could ride on one of these.
Every time we used to go
to the big store...
Can I sit on it?
Yeah, sure.
Every time we used to go
to the big store,
I used to ask her for some nickels,
and she'd give me
a whole bunch of nickels
to ride on the horses and get the candy.
I really liked that.
I spent a lot of time with my old granny.
'Cause my mother, she was...
she was fuckin' nuts.
And my old man, he was...
He drank himself to death.
And then my old granny died.
They sent me to this place where
there were all these boys like me.
I didn't like them, man.
I didn't like none of them.
I always used to try to run back home.
I just didn't know how to get there.
Hey, Ruby, what's wrong?
I could lose everything.
I've been working hard for a long time.
I promised my pop I'd
take care of this place.
I don't want to let him down.
I understand.
I love the horses.
They make me happy, Johnny.
I don't want to lose it.
Hey. Hey.
I want to help you.
You want me to help you?
Hey, I can help you.
You will?
Yeah, I will.
I want to help you.
Will you just hold me?
So I think she likes you.
Don't ask me why.
I think you're a creep.
I'm just kidding.
You're just a little weird, that's all.
That's all right.
Everybody's weird.
Who wants to be normal anyway?
Hey, Lou.
What are you doing here?
You know what I'm doing here.
I've been looking for you everyplace.
Where you been?
All right, listen.
I got you a ten-rounder.
It's a last-minute thing.
that kid from Philly that robbed you...
I pulled out of,
the fight with... Cotten.
It's a very good purse.
I mean, the money is there.
If you want me to, Johnny, I can...
I can line it up for you.
With Cotten.
Money is good?
Money is very good.
I'll take it.
All right. Good.
Cotten is the number-one
This is a tune-up fight
before the title fight.
That's why they picked Franzetti.
His guys feel they want
to give him some work.
To him you're just...
You know what I mean.
Listen, I... I gotta
be honest with you.
I gotta be fair.
I... I think you need somebody
who's sharper than me.
I've asked Bill to help us out.
Give us a hand.
I think probably
show Bill around the ring.
Hey, Bill.
How are you doing, man.
Hey, John.
How are you doing.
All right.
This my man here.
Well, hey, let's go to work.
Me and you, we're gonna do it.
Body, body, head.
Come on, baby.
Come on, go down.
Look out.
Keep your left hand up
or you'll get hit
with the right hand, too.
All right?
Come on, jab.
Come on, that's great.
Come on.
Three punches.
Three punches, quick.
Come on, come on.
Come on, come on.
Get on with it.
Come on.
Don't quit now.
Come on.
Bill, what are you
working him so hard for?
He doesn't know the difference
between a left hook and road work.
Hey, Rube.
Hey, I'll get this.
Come on, one more.
Come on.
Come on.
There we go.
That's what I mean.
See what I mean?
Use your head.
Left, jab.
Slip over here.
Roll. Atta boy.
Come on.
Keep up.
Keep them high.
Come on.
Slow. Being slow.
Being slow.
Don't push him off.
Punch him off.
Don't push him.
Punch him.
Get off, get off.
Don't wait.
Don't wait for him to stop.
Bring 'em up.
Come on, baby.
Drop down.
Bring that shot up.
Not too hard.
Don't work too hard, baby.
This is a sparring session.
Three people?
What, three other girls?
But you're the number one girl, right?
I'll bet you are. No?
Hey, John.
Hey, Wesley.
How are you doing?
John... Yo, we got a problem.
Friday is a Jew holiday.
I forgot.
They're a having a short week.
We got to do this...
Them bars on Thursday.
Before they close up.
Yo, Wesley, man.
I can't, man.
I'm fighting on Thursday.
What are you talking about?
It's all planned.
Ho-ho, don't do this to me.
I need you to be there, John.
Be there for me.
I need you.
Man, I can't.
You can't? Hey.
Let me tell you what you
can't do, Johnny Walker.
You can't fight no more.
That's what the doctor told me.
He said there's something wrong with you,
inside your head.
He said the next time
you get hit in the head,
you could die.
That's what the doctor said.
Hey, John, we're in this
together, you know.
I don't want to see
nothing happen to you.
I care about you.
I'm counting on you.
Hey, Wesley.
Hey, man, let's go.
What's wrong?
Son, what's wrong?
Hey, Bill, thanks, man.
You know, I...
sure wish I...
would have run into you a long time ago.
Maybe things could have worked out.
You could have made me good, man.
Hey, Bill.
Hey, Bill, man, you think
I could have been good?
Okay, fellows,
you received your instructions
in the dressing room.
Johnny, you have any
questions at this time?
How about you, Sonny? No.
Okay, shake hands now.
Come out fighting at the bell.
Take your corner.
All right, seconds out.
Come on, let's see some action!
Where you been?
Waiting for Johnny.
He didn't show up.
He didn't? Fuck!
We're going to be late.
Look... I think we should call it off?
It's all set up.
I'm not calling it off.
Did you get the other car?
We'll do it without him.
Okay, man.
Whatever you say.
Get ready.
All right, let's break!
Look at the sneer on Cotten's face,
as if he was saying,
"You have to be kidding me."
I'm sure Walker doesn't think
he's been kidding.
Johnny didn't look like a
movie star before the fight,
and right now he looks like he's
been through a paper shredder.
- Neither Cotten nor Walker...
- Here you go.
Thanks. I gave that
round to Sonny Cotten.
He's been purposeful tonight...
You can knock this guy out.
He ain't got no heart.
He's dog in it.
He's locked up.
Don't quit now.
You hear me?
All right, let's do it.
- Suck it up.
- All right, Johnny?
Let's go.
Come on!
There goes a jab that just shook.
Cotten counters with a right...
Cotten is slow, A little waste of motion.
If you'll excuse the expression,
but Johnny Walker is very red right now.
Would you like anything else?
You got a washroom?
Yeah, it's in the back.
Walker, who's unranked,
is fighting
against the number-one
super middle-weight
contender of the world
just seems out of his class right now.
Break! Break!
The crowd is roaring!
All right, you understand
what we're going to do?
All right, let's go.
Give me two minutes,
then pull up out front.
Hey, Wesley, you sure
you want to do this?
Two minutes.
Side steps and hits him
with a right in the face
that knocks Walker backwards.
He needs to try to...
He's smiling almost.
He's almost smiling
at Cotten as if to say,
"You can't hurt me."
Break! Break!
Let him out!
Let him out!
Nobody move.
See that?
It's real. Okay?
Get on the floor!
Who is this?
Don't fool with me!
Is that the round?
I heard the bell.
I heard the bell.
Take that stuff, put it in the case.
Just put it in the...
I'm not fooling with you.
You understand? Just put
it in the bag, all right?
What do you think I'm doing here?
Come on, put it in the bag.
Come on!
Hurry up!
Come on.
Please, please.
You fuck with me, I'll kill you.
Nobody calls the police,
or I'm coming back.
Son of a bitch.
Help! Help!
Help! Help!
Police! Police!
Hit the jab, baby!
Take that!
Come on! Come on!
Come on!
Come on, Cotten!
Over there!
Stay there.
Two. Three.
Four. Five.
Six. Seven. Eight.
How you feel?
You okay?
Over there.
Out there.
Doc, over here.
Now, stay out there.
Stay out there.
Let's see.
Let him take a look.
Let him take a look.
Hold on.
Okay, okay, here we go. Let's go.
Okay, that's it!
Break it up.
Hold it.
Cut it out.
Let's go.
Back to your corners.
Take your corners.
What's wrong with you?
Are you trying to blow this thing now?
Watch that fighter after the bell.
All right, slick, you
better cool this guy off.
All right, okay.
Don't look at him.
What are you trying to do,
blow the thing?
Step in there. Step in with your
jab and bust his damn nose.
Here's your water. You know
what I'm talking about?
Just don't worry about water.
No water in the desert, baby.
Come on. Give him
a little water, Zeke.
He's crazy.
He won't go down.
I hit and hit, and he don't go down.
Keep working him.
A knockout will come.
All right?
Just keep doing what you're doing.
Suck it up, like before.
Suck it up...
Hey, in the corner.
Stay in the corner.
One. Two.
Three. Four.
Back in that corner.
Stay there.
Seven. Eight.
Let's go.
Back up, Cotten.
Let go of the ropes.
Yeah, yeah!
Come on, John! Come on.
Break it up.
All right, let him up.
All right, over there.
Stay over there.
One. Two.
Three. Four.
Five. Six.
Seven. Eight.
All right, come on.
Turn around. Turn around.
Let's go.
All right, hold it.
That's a slip.
No knockdown. No knockdown.
Come on, baby.
Come on, baby.
Hang with it.
All right, break!
Step back.
Step back.
Get up!
Get up! Get up!
Come on, John.
Come on, baby, get up!
Four. Five.
I'd like her to just touch me.
You know?
Just touch me,
and have her like me, you know?
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