Jason's Lyric (1994) Movie Script

Love and happiness
Somethin' that can
make you do wrong
Make you do right
Leave me alone!
Get out! Get out!
JASON: Ghosts.
I guess everyone
lives with them.
Some good, some bad.
memories won't let you forget.
They have a way
of boomeranging,
changing a life forever.
There you go, there you go.
BOY: Higher, Daddy.
MADDOG: There you go.
JASON: Maddog taught us
about magic.
Said he talked with God
and God told him
where to find it.
And we went there once a week
and just stared
at the blue skies,
blinded by the sun.
And we smiled...
Waiting for a miracle.
Waiting for the rainmaker.
See it over there? You see it?
Here comes the water.
Here comes the water.
Don't be scared.
She's coming, Dad!
She's coming!
MADDOG: Okay, okay, man.
Here she comes.
Duck down.
You're listening to K-MJQ,
Houston, Galveston.
Magic 102 FM as
maintained on your radio.
You're looking good.
Magic weather,
it's gonna be sunny
and hot this afternoon.
We're expecting a high of 90.
Right now, in Galveston,
it's 89 degrees.
It's 88 in Third Ward...
-And it's 90 right
now at Magic 102 FM.
You were tied
And you want to be free
My love, hold me close
JASON: Mama said Vietnam
drove Maddog crazy.
She said when he lost his leg,
he lost his mind.
The proper command is?
Cease fire!
But I wanted to love him.
Come and give
your daddy a hug.
Come here.
Come here. Come here.
I wanted the magic back.
Oh, you're getting big.
-How you doing?
-All right.
-You're doing fine?
How's your mama doing?
She's fine.
Hey, you take care
of your mama, don't you?
You know, we're gonna be
a family again.
You boys wanna
get some ice cream?
JASON: Yeah. Josh,
you want some ice cream?
-That's a good idea.
-Hey, hey!
Maddog, stop! Stop!
Maddog, you're hurting him.
Don't worry about it, okay?
We'll have some ice cream
another day, okay?
-You got some money
in your pocket?
-This for me?
You're never supposed
to leave the house
without some money
in your pocket.
You got something for me?
Don't try to steal
something from me, boy.
Please stop!
Get up!
Don't ever disrespect
a man's property.
Always give a man his proper.
-You know I love you, right?
-You know that, right?
Tell your mama
I love her, all right?
JOSHUA: Bye, Maddog.
Josh and Maddog
never got along.
Could never get used
to the mood swings.
He thought Maddog was shit
because that's how
he treated Mama.
I knew that made
Maddog kind of sad.
Watch out, ma'am.
There goes Fast Freddy!
I won, man, I won!
-What's up, Josh?
-What's up?
-What's up, Jason?
-Hey, man.
How are you doing?
Nothing, man,
just, you know, doing that.
-Do you wanna dance, Freddy?
-Oh, baby, look at this.
BOTH: Go fast,
go fast, go fast.
Go fast, go fast, go fast.
The master!
The neighborhood
won't hold me.
-The neighborhood
won't hold me.
-All right.
I'm out of here, baby.
MAN ON RADIO: Coming out
with News and Sports
in just a little while.
We'll be talking
about Jimmy Carter
firing his cabinet members...
Hey, give me the ball.
-Oh, yeah?
-Hey, give me that ball back.
I'm gonna take that ball.
MADDOG: Come on, baby.
Oh, you know,
you've seen me out here.
-GLORIA: Go, go home, Maddog.
-You know I love you.
-I'm tired of you,
now go home!
-I love you. Come on.
JASON: About once a week,
like clockwork,
Maddog came by.
His knock was always heavy
-like a wounded fist
hitting a hollow wall.
Mama, she always
acted unaffected but,
we knew she was afraid.
-Afraid of what he might do
with the chain unlocked.
Mama, Mama, you okay?
-He didn't get in, did he?
-No, baby.
You all go ahead
and get washed up for dinner.
Dinner will be ready
in a minute.
-Mama? I'll set the table.
-All right, sugar.
Why can't he just leave us
the fuck alone?
Joshua, you watch your mouth.
-Jay, go see
after your brother.
JASON: Josh?
Calm down, Josh,
come back here.
You got to learn
to watch your mouth.
I know Mama meant him no harm.
She's probably in a bad mood.
You gonna learn
to watch your mouth?
I know that Maddog
made you mad.
He ain't nothing but a drunk.
He didn't always
used to be like this.
He used to do
a lot of special things
with us.
I guess you was too young.
Do you think
Mama ever loved him?
Yeah, I mean,
they loved each other.
Everything's gonna be
all right.
I promise.
Come here.
By the time
I get to Phoenix
She'll be risin'
And I'm dead.
My heart...
I left hangin' on her door
She'll laugh
When she reads the part
That says I'm leavin'...
Marry me.
Come here.
Come here.
Please, I want you bad,
you got to marry me.
You got to marry me.
Can't you see
I love you, baby?
Men, it will make him
as he take care
of his wife and kid.
You got to remember that.
I hurt you, Gloria.
And by the time
I get to Oklahoma...
Gloria! Gloria! Gloria!
Open the door!
-Gloria, open up,
open the door.
Open up the door, Gloria!
-Gloria, open the door!
-Maddog, go home.
Come on, come on, baby,
I got something for you.
I got you some flowers.
Come on, open up the door.
-No, please, just go home.
-Please, baby.
Please, baby.
Please, open the door.
I don't want nothing you got.
Come on, open up the door.
Open the door.
-Open the goddamn door!
MADDOG: What's wrong with you?
I got some flowers.
Got flowers.
I don't want what you got.
I don't want
whatever it is you got.
-Take the goddamn flowers!
-Marry me.
I ain't gonna marry you.
It's my leg, right?
Go on, say it.
Go on, say it. Go on, say it.
It's my leg!
Say it. It's my leg! Say it!
Go on, say it, it's my leg!
It's got nothing
to do with your leg!
It's got nothing to do
with your leg, okay?
I told you,
it's got nothing
to do with your leg!
I ain't man enough for you.
I ain't man enough for you.
Stop it! Stop it! Stop it!
Stop it!
No, stop it! Stop it! Stop it!
Leave me alone!
Stop it. (GROANS)
-Get out! Get out!
-Hey, hey.
MADDOG: Oh, sorry.
GLORIA: Get, get out!
Just get out!
-Morning, Mama.
-Good morning, Jason.
-I'm getting ready to go.
Drive careful.
Get him home safe.
I see you didn't
forget the way.
Nigger, I done drove
this road four times.
Yeah, well,
four times is a charm.
Thought it was three.
Man, you know niggers
in the Wards can't count.
Well, you better count
your blessings
because once again
Mama's letting your
black ass come home.
Now, come on.
102, J-A-M-Z.
You got your super-duper DJ,
the Mick and Dima Ategy
got to send those fast
shots out to South Pall.
Sunnyside, the homeys
in the nickel,
better known
as the Fifth Ward.
Sicky, sicky, safe!
A child is born
To pain in the city
So give to the young
Help build this city
come to face this killin'
WOMAN: Hey, Josh!
Man, this is my world.
The bottoms!
JASON: Man, this shit
ain't got nothing to do
with the world.
That's why I'm gonna
get me a job
and get up out of here.
Elmo got a cousin in Dallas.
He's trying to hook me up
in a management training
position for this chain.
You're leaving?
Don't know yet.
you ain't gonna go no place.
Hey, there goes Fast Freddy!
Yo, pull over man,
there goes Fast Freddy
right there.
Yo, Freddy!
(LAUGHING) Yo, Josh.
What's up? You out, man?
Well, hell, yeah!
Say, say,
do a dance for me, man.
Oh, no problem.
I know you're gonna
hook me up once I finish.
Tear the master, tear.
Check it out,
check it out, check it out.
Oh, man,
that's one crazy motherfucker.
Yo, Teddy,
you wanna get aced, man?
What, I scared you?
Yo, what up, Teddy?
Ah, same old, same old.
Ain't nothing changed.
Hook me up, man!
-Hey, Freddy, what up, baby?
-In the house.
-Fred Astaire!
You're damn right.
I still got the moves too.
I got something for you, man.
Hi, Freddy.
-Excuse me, excuse me.
-No problem, man, no problem.
I didn't mean to
cramp your style.
I wasn't fronting on you.
You got to audition
for the Cats, man.
-RAT: Joshua!
-What up, man?
-What's up, criminal?
Yeah. Hey, how's your ass?
-What's up, Jason?
-What's up, man?
-When you gonna paint
this motherfucker, man?
-Oh, no.
Hey, man.
Let's go get some groceries.
Ooh, yeah. Let's take
the top off this bitch, man.
Hey, hold it, hey!
Hey, hold it, hey!
-Come on, man.
-Come on, man.
Hey, man, don't leave
that wrapper in my car.
You know,
I got to keep my ride fresh
for the honeys.
Damn right!
Nigger, you eat so much trash,
ain't no wonder
you full of shit!
Yeah, I eat a lot of trash
and I eat a lot of pussy too.
A lot your ass
couldn't afford in
the penitentiary.
Remember your old girl
when you went in?
Wanna smell her pussy?
Let's go back there!
Yo, chow down or what?
All right.
Come on, man, let's go!
JASON: Have your ass home
by eight, though.
Not a minute later.
Now, even though
they don't pay,
you know it's okay!
ALL: Surprise!
Surprise, baby, surprise.
Hey, all right!
"Welcome home, Joshua."
Oh, man.
Mmm, mmm.
Oh, man, I'm sorry.
Have some cake, man.
Have some cake.
Have some cake, nigger.
Have some cake.
Hey, what's happening, man?
Hey, man, come on.
He had a little
too much to drink.
No, no, I'm cool, man.
JASON: Come on, man.
I got you, man, hold on.
Don't trip now, come on.
Sorry, Miss Alexander.
Hey, man.
Goddamn a party, man.
Was there a bitch
in that cake?
Just go to sleep, man.
Hey, where you all going?
Where is everybody going?
Come on, now,
there's a party going on here.
Come on,
y'all, don't go nowhere.
Watch out here,
I'm gonna turn this music on.
Come on, Mama.
You got to dance.
You got to get up.
Let's go.
Come on now.
Al Green, Mama.
MAN: Go, Miss Alexander.
JASON: Come on,
you got to dance.
MAN: We'll be
all right, ma'am.
Oh, go ahead.
You ain't so bad yourself.
Come on, you all.
MADDOG: Gloria, open...
Open the door.
-Open the door, Gloria.
Gloria, open the door.
-Open the goddamn door!
MADDOG: Come on,
open the door!
Stop it! Stop it! Stop it!
(SOBBING) Leave me alone!
Well, I see you're still
up early because
you're having them dreams,
ain't you, brother?
You don't need to worry
about my problems.
You need to get
yourself a job.
Let's go.
I'll get a fuckin' job
when I'm ready.
Hey, fuck you man!
You're not gonna
put Mama through this
shit no more, man.
What you need to do
is get off that
goddamn bottle!
Hey, what I need
is to get you off
my goddamn back.
Didn't you learn
nothing in prison?
That's what I learned.
Hey, Josh, hold up, man.
Hey, man.
I'm here to help.
You know,
you just say the word.
We cool?
We cool?
You gonna do right?
-JASON: Come on, dawg.
You lollygagging
like you're constipated.
You know you got
some chickens to pluck.
You know this shit
ain't me, man.
Wearing a uniform...
Saluting some French cook!
I know, I know
it ain't the dopest
nine to five.
Mama done beg the man
to get you this job.
Now, just do it
for Mama, okay?
Get down, get down
It's funky
Get down, get down
102 J-A-M-Z.
You know, I thought
I was the only one hot
in this city but
I know who's hot now.
I'm looking across
the street at the summit
and I just seen
four people melt.
By the way,
they were police officers.
Sign them up on the extended
warranty program, all right?
Your station, 102 JAM.
Well, you'll be doing
a lot more of this soon.
What you mean?
My cousin just called, son.
You are going to be
an assistant manager.
Heard the news today.
They got a position
open in Dallas.
-No shit?
-No shit!
-For real?
-For real.
Now, you go on over there
and make me some more money.
let me tell you about shit
They got shit in the war
Shit that travels
and it stick to you
And it grows in your mind
It grows in your mind
and in your soul
They got shit like that
Shit they won't let you forget
Shit that'll
clog up your mind
And make everything nasty
Shit, it won't let you
Shit, it won't let you
You can't wipe it away
You can't rub it away
You can't
scrub it away, yeah
JASON: Mama!
Hey, Mama, you know,
I got good news!
You ain't gonna believe
what happened to me.
I want you to put
your prettiest dress on...
For seven years,
I've been assistant manager.
Seven years!
I've been in charge of eight,
sometimes 10 people at a time.
Lord, I've had my problems.
But in seven years,
my register's
never come up short.
That made me proud.
And in one day,
my child took
my seven years for $10!
Oh, I've tried to love him.
It's been hard but I tried.
I would've thrown him
to the streets long ago
if you weren't in my house.
You're like night and day.
What was your good news?
It's okay.
We'll talk about it later.
-You okay, Mom?
I'll be fine.
I know how to get you
off the stage.
You hungry?
I ain't seen that many discs
on a automobile.
I don't know why
you're trying to
play me off, girl.
You know you want me.
I'll let you do anything
you want to do to me, free.
Just don't touch my hair.
Oh, come on, girl.
Just don't play me
like a bald head, huh?
Yo, Teddy.
Let's go home.
-What the fuck are
you talking about, man?
-Come on.
I'm sick of your trifling.
Goddamn, man.
How you gonna steal
from your own mama?
Can't you do right?
Like who?
Like you?
I'd rather be
locked up for life
before I was
like your punk ass.
-Fuckin' mama's boy.
If you weren't drunk,
I'd kick your ass!
Did I get Jay upset?
So, what are you
gonna do now, boy?
Build another airplane?
Goddamn it, Jay.
Now, I got to fuckin' go
get me another one.
No, nigger, no.
No, you done.
-You're done.
-Nigger, you ain't my daddy!
I ain't got no daddy.
Stop it, stop it, stop it!
Don't! Stop it!
Leave me alone!
Leave me alone!
I don't have those
dreams no more, Jay.
And it's all
because of this.
It's just like garlic.
It helps keep the ghosts away.
ELMO: Dallas...
Some of the finest asses
I seen in Texas!
It's a hell of a job, boy.
I can't take it.
Boy, what you talking about?
I just can't take it.
You're gonna pass up
a salaried job.
$20,000 a year?
Boy, you better have
a good reason.
Look, Elmo,
don't sweat me, all right?
l just can't take it.
It's that brother
of yours, ain't it?
Every time he gets out,
you start fucking up!
My mama need my help
and that's what
I'm gonna give her.
Elmo, is my TV ready yet?
-Hi, Jason.
-How you doing, ma'am?
Get them kids away
from my TVs, please?
Hell, they probably know
how to fix a TV
better than you.
Is my TV ready?
ELMO: Come on, man.
RUTH: Hmph.
Mister, you like my plane?
It's a bad mother, ain't it?
My grandma gave it to me.
Said my black ass
needed to get used to flying.
Last time we flew to Corpus
to see my aunt,
I threw up all over
my grandma's best hat.
And that's when
she bought me the plane.
Does that ever happen
when you fly?
I don't know.
I've never flown
in a plane before.
Sometimes, you don't need
a plane to fly.
You sell TVs?
Sit back
And count your fingers
What else is there
To do?
Hi, um, Jason.
I'm Jason Alexander.
That's very nice
to know, Jason.
Now, can I have my keys?
My brother does need his truck
and I do need to get to work.
-Where do you work?
Why, you looking for a job?
No, I just thought maybe,
you know,
one night we could...
If it's meant to be,
you'll find me.
Nice try, Tommy.
Try again, boy.
Tommy boy, freed his mind
and his ass didn't follow.
16 years old.
Used to be the smartest nigger
in the hood.
Dawg couldn't
have been too smart.
So you was in, uh,
the joint with Joshua?
You're a nosy motherfucker,
ain't you?
Enquiring minds wanna know.
The brother's from the Ward.
How many stones
we got left, man?
Man, ain't you tired
of nickel and diming it?
Why, you got something better?
You know me, Josh.
I got a partner
who can set you straight.
I got my gig.
Okay, a gig.
gigs can always get better.
I'm cool.
Okay. All right.
Catch you later.
Watch that nigger, man.
Watch your back,
it's the parole board.
Behind, give it to me.
Give it.
-What's up?
-Definitely not that shirt.
Shut up, man.
Get that out of my face.
Yo, toss me.
Toss me a 40.
So you pounding
the pavement today?
You find some work?
Hey, come on, Jay,
you know how this economy is.
I figure I might as well
sit on my ass
eyeing the cootchie
-and just wait out
this recession.
-Wait it out.
Come on.
Hey, what's up, girl?
-What's up?
-You want a drink?
Welcome to my...
Don't touch my hair!
You better not be out here
doing what
these fools is doing.
Hey, come on, Jay,
it's just a joke!
Well, you need to get serious
and get you a job.
I'm looking, man.
You looking?
Yeah, I put in
four applications just today.
But ain't nobody dying
to hire a brother
fresh out of the joint, man.
You know?
Yeah, I know.
I circled a couple of ads
to help you out.
Yeah, all right, man.
I'll check them out tomorrow.
RAT: Excuse me, baby.
Looking and feeling
like an Ethiopian.
Let's go get
something to eat, man.
102 J-A-M-Z,
this is the Mad Hatter
and yo,
there's been a whole lot
of bank jackings going down.
I got one thing to say
that Jesse James 1800 attitude
is not gonna make
it in the ninth quad.
What you do in the dark
is gonna come to light.
Enough said and I'm out.
And the one
that jams right now
on 102 J-A-M-Z.
-MAN: Hey, Lyric.
-How you doing?
So, Lyric, when you gonna be
stopping with
the Mother Teresa thing
and start giving it up
to the brothers?
I didn't mean
nothing by it, man.
It was wrong, man.
No, no, Jelly,
you're absolutely correct.
See, Lyric be wearing
her panties so tight,
she ain't got enough room
for that little kitty cat
to breathe.
Maybe if she spread her legs
a little more often,
she could chill the fuck out!
Shut the fuck up!
Get up, raise up.
What's wrong, little sis, huh?
Wait, wait, wait!
They tripping, huh?
They bothering you?
Come on, talk to big brother.
Let me know what's going on.
Oh, wait, wait, you mad?
I know you ain't mad.
MARTI: Alonzo.
-I ain't gonna lose no sleep.
Come here, come here.
-You is leaving?
Come here.
Yeah. Don't be late.
Come on, baby,
you know even when I'm late
I'm always on time.
You're right.
-Wipe that lipstick off.
You know, I get off soon.
ALONZO: Oh, I'll be back.
Oh, that man.
1:40. Slow and easy.
Brian McKnight, Crazy Love.
That man, girl,
gives me chills.
Just like a nightmare.
Well, to give vent now
and then to his feelings
is a great comfort.
Let's have a look.
"Ease to a man's heart."
Francesco Guicciardini.
Girl, I am so sick of you
and your quotes.
-Don't knock
my self-improvement.
-Is that what that is?
That's what that is.
Thank you.
What are you
illing about, Lyric?
My orthopedic shoes
ain't working.
And I'm sick
and I'm tired of serving
these hungry Negroes,
and my period just started.
Girl, damn!
"It is terribly amusing"
"how many different
climates of feeling one can
go through in a day."
Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
(SIGHS) Go on, girl,
get on out of here.
I'd cover for you, okay?
-Marti, you sure?
-Yes, I'm sure.
Don't come over here
with all that. Just go.
-Thank you, Marti.
You're welcome, Lyric.
Your brother.
You hear what I'm saying?
I don't know about him,
you know, man, about Josh!
Welcome to This Is It.
May I help you?
Chicken, black-eyed peas,
corn on the cob,
and one of them pickles.
And you?
WOMAN: Hey there, girl,
you feeling all right?
LYRIC: Yeah, I'm all right.
I'll see you tomorrow.
Marti, thanks, you hear?
Oh, night-night, Lyric.
-Call me.
-MARTI: I will.
Now, what can
I get for you, sir?
Let me get one
of 'em titties to go,
-a side of ass
and a cup of them lips.
I'm sorry, sir,
'cause they don't have
none of that on the menu.
They look like they need
to be on a tray.
Excuse me.
Is there anybody else in here
that can serve this fool?
I'm on my break.
Mind if I join you?
And then again
maybe not.
So where you headed?
You said,
"If it was meant to be,
I'd find you."
Well, I found you.
Guess you waiting for the bus.
Yes, I am.
Don't you know
that bus ain't gonna be
on time tonight, girl?
Because this is meant to be.
This is magic, see?
So come on,
let me give you a ride.
Well, I guess it
wasn't meant to be.
Romeo, you'd have her by now
if you had these.
Thanks, man.
You need anything?
-Just some money.
I'll give you $20 for these.
Hell, no.
They're my roses.
$20! Sell them, baby!
But you just get me these!
Beautiful night, ain't it?
Damn, you're cold.
You always this difficult?
Can't you find
somebody else to harass?
I thought
I was being charming.
Come on,
let me give you a ride.
Look, I don't know you, okay?
For all I know,
you're a gangster.
And I don't ride
with no gangsters.
Yo, I ain't no gangster.
I got a job.
You know what I'm saying?
No drugs. No guns.
I sell TVs all day long.
I sold you one,
as a matter of fact.
I wear this corny uniform,
eat fried chicken
almost every day
because my mama works
at Frenchy's.
I have nightmares
that I'm gonna grow wings
and cluck like a chicken!
I ask you, is that the life
of a gangster?
You smiled.
Look, uh...
I ain't even gonna
ask you on a date.
I just want you
to hook me up, you know.
Tell me where you're gonna be,
so I can be there too.
If you're going to the market,
I wanna be in the same aisle.
If you're going to church,
I wanna be in the back pew.
I just wanna see you again,
that's all.
I promise,
I won't even talk to you.
I just wanna see you again.
LYRIC: Anywhere?
You name the place.
-The old trestle bridge.
Hey, wait a minute,
that bridge
is barely standing.
It ain't been used in years.
Well, that's where I'll be.
Well, when?
When the sun
next leaves footprints
across the sky.
Excuse me?
Tomorrow night,
seven o'clock.
Oh! Wait, wait.
LYRIC: So you coming or what?
Why don't you come down?
All you got to do
is climb up here.
It ain't the climbing
I'm worried about.
It's the falling
that's got me bothered.
You said anywhere.
I said anywhere.
Yo, this is some crazy shit.
LYRIC: So where do you think
it's going?
The bus.
I don't know.
I don't know either.
Isn't that great?
-Not knowing!
I mean,
you see a bus pass
and all you know
is that it's going.
But where?
Where could be
any place you want.
It's kind of like dreaming.
You contemplating suicide?
You gonna jump off here?
Forget it.
I knew
you wouldn't understand.
I guess you come here a lot.
Best place in town
to watch the sunset.
Look at that.
-I ain't never really watched
the sun set before.
So tell me something.
When can we get
together again?
'Cause, you know,
I was thinking
that maybe we could just...
Surprise me.
The pastor preached
a good service today.
What's your brother
in there doing?
I don't know.
He wouldn't let me
in there either.
Mmm. Oh, mercy.
I can't even remember
the last time you helped me
with the laundry.
What's going on?
If you wanted a man
to take you
some place special,
where would that place be?
You met somebody.
I didn't say all that.
What's she like?
-Damn! Female intuition.
Can't get a take on her,
you know.
One minute, she's dissing me,
giving me a hard time,
and the next minute,
she's showing me things
I ain't never seen before.
You like her, don't you?
Maddog took me
on a picnic once.
Couldn't afford a blanket,
so we used a sheet,
kind of like this one.
I believe that's the day
I fell in love with him.
Something special
about picnics.
Mmm, mmm...
Which was a bad dream
I thought I was dreamin'
I beat his ass, cut to rags
Bleedin' in the grass
What a fuckin' man to do?
Gotta make my getaway
I got away,
but they come back
Flinging the shit
another day
To the kings of cash flow
But we're really
gonna make a load
Shit ain't too smooth
Gotta make my money...
JASON: What we got here, man?
-Hotel Alexander.
-It ain't nothing.
-Smells good.
-Thanks, man.
JASON: Save some
of that for me. I'm gonna
go change, all right?
JOSHUA: All right.
Mama, what are you doing?
What are you doing?
Mom, I made this for you!
Stop it now,
I just, I just bought that!
GLORIA: With drug money.
See, how you know
I didn't get it an honest way?
Huh? How you know that?
Every time you come out,
I pray it's gonna
be different.
But it's always the same,
always the same.
Not the roast, Mama.
I spent $25 on that roast.
What are you doing?
I spent $100 on that shit!
$100! To make you happy, Mama.
Drug money!
It's drug money.
-I'll die, you hear me?
I'll die before I feed
my family with that money.
And if you ever bring it
in my house again
the doors will be locked!
Now, I see how a man
could beat you.
I knew Maddog's ghost
was somewhere to be found
but I had no idea
it was in my own house.
Get out of the fucking car!
Get out of the car!
Give me this.
-No, please. Help, please!
-Get over there!
-Come on.
-Let me go!
WOMAN: Help!
Help me, please! Help!
Nice, Joshua.
Real nice.
What you looking for?
-What you willing to give?
Are you crazy?
You got a dent in the back,
you broke the window.
This is everyday thing
for me here.
Done deal.
So, what's up with this flak?
You been thinking about
what we talked about?
Yeah, nigger.
And I done told you,
I got a gig.
What? That penny-ante shit?
That ain't a gig!
What you're out there
doing on the street
is hustling.
Look where you're standing.
This is a gig!
I ain't impressed.
we got other things going.
Do one or two more
jobs like this, man,
and you're hooked.
I could do 10 of these
motherfuckers a day, man.
Don't even worry
about it, though.
I'm gonna hook you up.
JOSHUA: You gonna hook it up?
RON: I owe you.
All right, nigger. All right.
All right.
All right,
all right, all right.
This ride's on me.
Jason, what are you doing?
You said, "Surprise me."
Well, I didn't mean for you
to go steal no bus!
This bus belongs
to us for the day.
My man hooked this up.
Come on.
I'm gonna take you
to a special place.
I don't know about this.
Jason, you sure about this?
That's the problem.
I can't see nothing.
JASON: You're okay.
Jason, if you don't
hurry up and take this thing
off of me, I'm, uh...
You don't have
to hold my hand
You don't have to understand
Why I feel the way
I do
For the moment
I first saw you
Sent a shiver
through my soul
Once I was a half
You came along
and made me whole
And now
Just wanna thank you, baby
Thank you, baby
Just wanna
Hold you, baby
Love will go the distance
Love will hold us together
And I know that it's right
'Cause I feel it inside
And I know what I feel
in my soul
And I will take
a step for you
If you say
you love me, too
Whoa, whoa
And when our road
is getting further
Is getting
I hope our love
is still enough
Oh, man.
Damn, it's quiet out here.
Should have brought my radio.
It's not quiet.
It's full of music.
Just listen.
Come on.
I'm in Paris.
I'm standing in
the grandest hotel
wearing a flawless gown.
And it's fuchsia
with emeralds and rhinestones,
with a long, long train.
Be careful, don't step on it.
And all the men
are checking me out
because I'm fine.
And all the women
are green with envy.
And then way across the room
I see...
You see me?
And I'm wearing a...
I'm wearing a tuxedo.
And I'm a...
I'm a prince.
-Fuck it. I'm Prince Charming.
And I'm checking you out.
Why do you always do that?
You know what they say?
-Bigger the titty,
the bigger the titty!
Man, you know!
Girl, titty's your soul!
Your brother
just be sucking on
these things like
he breast-feeding.
Sounds romantic.
You know,
we got it like that.
So, Miss Girl, what's going on
with your love life?
Come on now, give it up.
Give up the 411.
We went to the bayou.
-The bayou?
Well, uh...
What you all do at the bayou?
We walked
and we talked.
And he washed my feet.
-What? Girl?
I'd just die for a nigger
to wash these feet.
Oh, yes, girl, I know.
And then he laid me down
and he rubbed
my head so gently.
You didn't make love?
"Come live with me,
and be my love"
"And we will some
new pleasures prove"
"Of golden sands,
and crystal brooks"
"silken lines,
and silver hooks."
Go on, girl.
John Donne, 1572-1631.
Marti, you know what?
There could be
someone out there
who could give you
the same thing.
(SCOFFS) This girl, please.
A man that's better
than Alonzo?
I don't think so.
I know I've been changed
You see that
I know I've been changed
Good Lord, yeah
What up?
So I hear you're a fool
who ain't afraid to bleed.
Josh ain't to be flexed with.
Motherfucker got a heart.
Didn't the boss tell you
about the time
we was in the joint
and that motherfucker
beat down four fools
who was trying
to jack my shit?
Straight up,
I'm down with the third life.
From what I hear,
you're down with
the petty drug life.
With me, you could be making
three G's in one night.
What you know about that?
I'm listening.
Easy as taking candy
from a baby doll.
-Yes, sir.
-Straight up, doll.
Well, what would you
need me for?
Need you?
Nigger, I don't need you.
I'm just doing this
as a favor for my boy.
And that's only because
he say he owe you.
Yeah, well,
I'm gonna think about it.
Do me a favor.
While you think about it,
why don't you all get
your broke asses
the fuck out of my face?
Come on.
Can't you see
I'm trying to catch
the Holy Ghost?
And how sweet is the sound
All right, I get it.
And still got rest
It was God's amazing grace
And save the rest like me
MAN: Get ready.
Get up.
Get in there...
What's planned
all around I see
He's always by my side
And I know
No matter what
the situation, baby
Lord, I need
Getting everything
All I need
He's everything
He's everything
-To me
-Yes, to you
He's all the world to me
This is just like
a lousy sale,
we ain't making no money.
-You can't even win this!
-I told you.
l don't want to hear
that motherfuckers name again.
Man, you're tripping.
Let's go.
I won!
(LAUGHING) Whoo-hoo!
What is wrong with you?
You didn't win that thing.
Give me my prize back.
Oh, man, don't kill me.
What the fuck are you doing?
You're gonna get us
all arrested.
You're all such
stupid motherfuckers!
-You'll be whole now
-For tomorrow
-We all need some praying
-The midnight hour
-You will have
To me
There you go...
Next, Hakeem Olajuwon.
Well, don't be scared.
You scared?
I'll take care of you.
I can take care of myself
just fine, thank you.
Yeah, but I'll take care
of you better.
Oh, you think so?
-I know it.
-Oh, shit.
Yo, what up, Jay?
I've been looking
all over for you, man.
-What's your name, baby?
This is my brother, Josh.
That's beautiful name.
Oh! This ride is cool.
It's fine.
Lyric, I told you...
Hey, man, what are you doing?
What you doing?
LYRIC: Jason,
call off your brother.
Hey, hey, hey, off her, man!
LYRIC: Stop it! Stop it.
LYRIC: Get me out of here.
-JASON: Lyric,
it's all right, let's go.
-Leave me alone.
Hey, Josh, I told you
to leave her alone.
Hey, wait up,
where are you going?
Get your hands off me.
What's your problem, man?
What, man? What's wrong?
Get your fuckin'
hands off of her, man.
What, is the pussy
that good, nigger?
-Does she take it up the ass?
What the fuck is
wrong with you, man, huh?
Come on, man,
I was just
fuckin' joking, man.
That's what the fuck
is wrong with you, man?
You're a motherfuckin' joke!
Come on, man.
Hey, leave me alone!
Hey, hey, all right.
I'm sorry, man, all right.
You're a fuckin' clown, man!
Jason, he apologized.
-No, he didn't mean it.
-Yes, he did.
How do you know
when my brother's
telling the truth?
You don't know
what the fuck
you're talking about.
Hey, hey, Jason,
you're in front
of my crew, man.
Crew? Nigger,
you can't even get paid.
JOSHUA: I can get paid, man.
you can get paid?
Show me, motherfucker.
Show me you can get paid.
Give me my fuckin' gun, man.
Yo, man, you know
he's out there.
That's your brother.
Let me tell you about love
Love is a hurting thing
Sometimes you gotta
fight for it
Love will tell you
I dare you to cross that line
And you've got to say
I'll do that
Look love in the eye
And when you think
love will hurt you
Abuse and desert you
It'll pick you up,
lift you up
Turn you around
Put a smile on your face
And leave a rainbow of joy
In your heart
You'll stay with me?
I'm so tired.
I just wanna sleep
without nightmares tonight.
Now, here's the door here.
Ron, I want you to cover
the guard here.
Josh, l want you
to cover the guard
right here.
Both of you all,
hold everything
else breathing.
Any fuckups between y'all two
and we all dead.
Darryl, I want you
to hit the tellers
and hit them quick.
I'll be making
my way back to that vault.
We get in,
we get our grip,
we get out.
Nobody get greedy,
nobody get caught.
I don't know, A-1.
l might feel like doing
a little bit of shopping.
Come here.
Come here.
How about shopping
for this Gat?
You wanna pay that price?
Come on, man.
Get that shit
the fuck out of my face.
Now, let's get down
to business.
I'm ready to get paid.
Look, I'm the chief.
And you're the Indian.
And that means,
there ain't nobody
getting paid until I say so.
You cool?
Yeah, I'm, I'm cool.
Hey, you better be,
because we're
in there at 9:30.
Not 9:29, not 9:31, 9:30.
You wait long,
nigger, you wait wrong.
What you looking
at my sister for?
Your sister?
Well, she sure is fine.
You know, uh, I might
have to tell my brother
to step aside.
Oh, is that right?
Didn't I tell you
to put that down?
Why do you like
planes so much?
There was this cat
named Old Man Johnson.
Maddog used to
take us to his field.
He used to water
the wildflowers
with this fire plane.
I used to think it was magic.
I used to call him Rainmaker.
He died, though.
Jason, there's something
I need to tell you
about your brother.
My brother?
He's gonna rob
a bank tomorrow
with them.
With them?
Who's them?
My brother and his crew.
Jason, don't cross Alonzo.
I'm just gonna talk to Josh.
You know, I stopped
dating guys in the Ward
because I was tired
of wondering
if I was gonna find
them in a body bag.
Promise me,
all you're gonna do is talk.
I promise.
It's time for us
to get on that bus, anyway.
I just think it's time to stop
watching them buses
and get on one.
Where will we go?
-Where do you wanna go?
-I wanna go everywhere.
When can we leave?
When do you wanna leave?
Jason, why wait?
Why not tomorrow?
Meet me at the pier.
When the sun
next leaves footprints
across the sky.
-How's the workout?
Hey, I'll catch you.
-What, you in a rush?
You in a hurry?
-Yeah, man.
-Where you going?
I got some business
to take care of, man.
Well, what kind of
business you got?
Hey, it's just some
ghetto shit, nigger.
You trying to play me?
Come on, Jay.
What you talking about, man?
You think you're man enough
to rob a bank?
It was that bitch, wasn't it?
-You ain't nothing. Nothing.
You ain't no man.
Shut up.
You think I'm that stupid?
You know what, man?
I ain't in no hurry
to go back to that cage.
Now, I know
no one else around here
believes in me,
but l always thought
when it came down to it,
you would.
Can't rob no bank
without no piece, Jay.
MAN: What you waiting on?
Oh, say
Come on.
Keep singing!
Come on, come on.
Now, hurry up with that money.
I don't hear y'all!
Get the combination!
Open this door right now.
Hey, put your hands
on your stomach
and stay down.
Hey, I got to open up
the safe.
Get in the safe.
Get in the safe!
I said, put...
Hey, put your hands
on your stomachs!
Come on, look at the time!
I told you, he was hard-head!
Watch your butt, Ronald!
Let's go! Let's split.
We ain't got time for this.
Let's go. Come on, you all.
Oh, shit, man, let's go, man.
We ain't got time for this!
Break it up in there,
break it up!
Oh, shit!
What are you doing?
What do you think
this is, a stakeout?
Break it down, man.
-What about the money?
-Forget the money, let's go!
Fuck the money?
What are you
talking about, man?
-Come on.
-Let's go. Let's go.
-Come on!
Give me your watch!
Give me your fuckin' watch!
Give me your watch,
you motherfucker!
You disrespecting me?
You dissing me, motherfucker?
Stay down!
All right, anybody asks you
you tell them Jesse James
robbed this motherfucker!
-Get into the car.
Let's go!
Yo, Josh, dawg,
who's gonna take
you home, fix you up?
Wake up.
-Wake the fuck up!
You ain't dead, is you?
No, you ain't dead.
Hey, you fucked up!
Oh, shit.
A-1 dog.
I mean,
this might wake you up.
Come on, man.
Don't do that.
Put that shit down man.
Put that shit down
on the floor, man.
-No, it ain't my fault, man.
-Wake up, Josh.
It ain't my fault, man!
What are you talking about?
Blame that sister
of yours, man.
ALONZO: Nigger,
what the fuck my sister
gotta do with this, fool?
Everything. Everything, man.
She told my brother
what was going down.
She told brother
about the bank robbery, man.
That's why I was late.
I was late.
See, he was sweating me, man.
That's why I was late.
No, no, nigger.
You fucked up my money!
You're brother's
fucking my sister?
I'm gonna fuck
both of y'all fools.
RON: Yeah, that's right.
Nigger, piece...
No, man!
By piece.
Oh, man! (GROANING)
Throw this motherfucker out
if he tries some shit.
You bet, man.
And give me that watch!
Fucker, late nigger
is gonna tell time?
Me and Lyric,
we're just thinking about...
Just getting on a bus
and just going.
We're just gonna go.
Your brother's gonna miss you.
He gonna be all right.
Mama, why can't you
just be happy for me?
-I am.
JASON: Josh!
Oh, lord Jesus!
-JASON: Alonzo
did this to you, man?
-Come on! I'll get you
to the hospital, man.
I'll take care of you man.
Come on!
Come on, baby!
You know I've got you!
Come on, now!
-Come on... Come on!
Damn! Damn! Damn!
Man, I'm ready to take
that buster out.
-He can't foul, man.
-He didn't.
And you...
Why did you let
him go like that?
No shit.
I told you all,
I'm gonna make
that fool suffer.
And since his brother
got in my business...
-Bullshit, right?
Keep the change, bloody fool.
I'll let you all know
when it's time
to buy his mama
that black dress.
Black, yeah.
I'm ready for round two.
Hook me up, G.
All right.
-Hold this.
RON: So which one
do you think is bigger,
this Gat or my dick?
-DARRYL: Definitely
it's the Gat, fool.
-This is for my brother.
"Come live with
me and be my love
"And we will some
new pleasures prove"
"Of golden sands
and crystal brooks"
"And silken lines..."
"And silver hooks"
We're not going, are we?
You got in the middle,
didn't you?
It's my family.
They've got my brother.
-They need me.
-No, I need you!
-Lyric, you know...
-Shut up. Shut up.
-See, you don't...
-Shut up!
You know...
I guess that's why I spend
all of my life fantasizing
because I just couldn't
stand this ghetto shit.
God. (SOBS)
I am trying to love you.
But I don't want
my heart broken.
And that's exactly
what you're gonna do
if you keep trying
to save a brother that
don't wanna be saved.
What kind of hold
does he have on you, huh?
Why do you keep
having these nightmares?
You might as well
just go ahead.
My life is fucked up.
It's been fucked up
ever since...
Since what?
Since what?
When we was little,
one night me and
Josh was in the bed,
we heard this real loud noise.
So me and Josh got up
to see what was going on.
had come to the door.
He was all drunk.
And he was
beating on Mama.
Get out of here, boy!
I tried, I wanted to stop it.
And Josh went...
And Josh went in
and got Mama's gun.
Mama screamed
and she told him,
"No, don't kill anybody."
No, no, no.
So I tried to
take it from him.
No, baby! Baby, no!
Joshua, give me the gun!
And I tried to
take it from him.
Daddy came rushing towards me.
And before I
could do anything,
I just turned around.
I didn't mean to shoot him.
I just want my daddy back.
Oh, Jason, God.
Oh, Jason,
it's not your fault.
It's not your fault.
Listen to me.
You just tried to be a hero.
Just like you're
doing right now.
But sometimes,
heroes have to walk away.
Walk away, Jason.
Or we can't be together.
GLORIA: That's the day
he came home.
There should have been a band
and a job waiting for him.
I guess it's easy to
walk around with blinders on
and not notice the sacrifice
people are making for you.
You don't owe
Joshua and me nothing.
You hear me? There are
no debts in this house.
Nobody killed Maddog.
He died in that war.
They just didn't bury him.
I want you to go to her, baby.
Be happy.
Alonzo, man, why don't
you just tell us who
jumped your ass
so we can take
care of those busters?
Bitch, I told you, I tripped.
You tripped off what,
man, Transco Tower?
Shut up, Darryl.
I don't play that
trip shit, man.
MARTI: I told you, girl.
I knew you was
gonna get cussed out.
Alonzo don't play that.
You had no
business telling Jason
about that bank robbery.
Just forget it, girl, okay?
You got every right
to see that nigger
if you want to.
I just wish
you'd get up, girl.
You better stop moping
around here and call him.
I can't.
It's like Jason
never even happened.
But you know it did.
Oh, Miss Girl.
I know that
Alonzo's not perfect.
But I'm gonna hold on to him
because he's all I got.
The Wards ain't
full of Jasons.
What you found...
What you found was quiet
in a world full of thunder.
I ain't got no choice
but to listen to it.
You do.
ALONZO: Yo, Marti,
bring your fine ass
down here, girl.
Love calls.
Come on, man!
Joshua's gone crazy!
MAN: Come on, man.
RAT: Let's just go!
Who knows what
he's all gonna do.
Come on, he's got a gun.
Do you got any jimmies?
No, but that's all right.
That's all right.
All right for who?
All right for us.
Now why you had to
go and do that? Damn!
Don't start the fire
unless you can hose me down.
Baby, come on.
Get off me!
You gonna butter the biscuit
when it pop out of the oven?
Ain't no biscuits, girl.
I don't think so, okay.
RAT: I hope he don't get to
Alonzo before we do, man.
He might kill him this time.
ALONZO: We'll be
back in three minutes.
Alonzo, watch that other jaw.
TEDDY: Come on, man,
just drive on through.
TEDDY: Fuck!
Fuck this shit!
I got this college girl.
I know her name.
Come on, baby. Come on.
Come on.
I'm gonna find you!
Where's Alonzo?
He ain't in here.
LYRIC: Why are you
taking Jay away from me?
JOSHUA: Don't you know
he's all I got?
LYRIC: Josh, don't.
JOSHUA: That's why
you can't have him.
-You hear me, huh?
You can't fucking have him!
Me and Jason, we are over.
You're lying.
Why you gotta lie to me?
You, you think
he's better than me?
You think he's better than me?
Ah, I knew you'd come!
You're always there
to pick up the pieces.
You seen them two niggers
I got downstairs?
Yeah, I seen them, man.
I took care of that!
All we gotta do now
is wait for Alonzo.
You ain't gotta
go nowhere, man!
You're right.
You're right, Josh.
I ain't gotta go nowhere.
Just let her go.
I can't let her go, Jay.
We're gonna use her as bait.
She ain't got nothing
to do with this, Josh.
We can take on
Alonzo together, me and you.
Why are you still
talking about her?
What is this?
You fuckin'
putting her above me?
-You're putting
her above me, man!
-Josh, no, man.
What about me, man?
What about me?
What about you?
It's always been about you.
I've spent my whole
fuckin' life for you!
I can't do that no more, man.
Oh, I'm tired of you telling
me I'm fucking up, man!
Shit. Because I took care
of this.
Fuck you, man!
What are you
talking about, nigger?
You fucked up!
This shit is fucked up!
I'm tired of your shit, Josh!
I don't need this no more!
I don't need you!
I don't need you!
I don't give
a fuck about you, Josh!
Don't make me do
this again, nigger.
Come on, Josh, let her go.
Don't make me do
this again, man.
She taking you
away from me, man!
She taking you away from me!
Is she taking you
away from me?
Well, I ain't got nothing.
I love you, man.
Love me, man?
I'm sorry. I didn't mean it.
I didn't mean it.
I didn't mean it.
I didn't mean it.
Shoot me.
Shoot me.
I'm ready to go.
Come on, get up.
You gotta get up
'cause we gotta go.
Come on.
Jay, I'm sorry, man.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry, Jay.
I'm sorry, I didn't mean it.
Jay, you're all I got.
-I love you, Jay.
You can't go, man.
You can't go, man!
You can't leave me.
RAT: He killed my...
It was Joshua, man.
He shot Lyric,
then he killed himself!
ALONZO: Oh, shit.
a gunshot victim.
We'll be transporting
to your location.
Many rivers to cross
But I can't seem to find
My way over
I've been licked,
washed up for years
And I merely survive
Because of my pride
And this loneliness
won't leave me alone
It's such a drag
to be here on your own
My baby left me
and he didn't say why
Well, I guess
I'll have to cry
I've got
many rivers to cross
But I just can't
seem to find
My way over
Wandering, I am lost
As I travel along
The white cliffs of Dover
And I've got
many rivers to cross
But I just can't
seem to find
I can't find my way over
I've got
So many
So many rivers to cross
Oh, yeah
Oh, white cliffs of Dover
I've got
Rivers to cross
Many rivers to cross
Oh, yeah
Can't find my way over
Yeah, yeah
When I was a young boy
I had visions of fame
They were wild,
and they were free
They were blessed
with my name
And then I grew older
And I saw what's to see
That the world is
full of pain
And my dreams, they left me
And then I got stronger
Inside of the pain
That's when
I picked up the pieces
And I regained my name
And I fought hard, y'all
To call by my place
And right now
you could ask me
And it all seems in vain
Your dreams ain't easy
Your dreams ain't easy
You just stick by your plan
You just stick by your plan
Go from boys to men
Go from boys to men
You must act like a man
You gotta act like a man
When it gets hard, y'all
When it gets hard, y'all
You just grab what you know
Grab what you know
Stand up tall
and don't you fall
And my background sing
You will know
You will know
Yeah, yeah
You will know
You will know
You will know
You will know
You will know
And I know you're crying
'Cause it's all in his fate
And the things you want
You can't have
It just all went away
But life ain't over, ooh
Just grab the wind
and make the mends
And the vow will
take you far
Your dreams ain't easy
Your dreams ain't easy
You just stick by your plan
Stick by your plan
Go from boys to men
Go from boys to men
You must act like a man
I know it ain't easy
It gets hard sometimes
It gets hard sometimes
You just grab what you know
Stand up tall
and don't you fall
And you will know, baby
You will know
You will know
Hey, there's
no doubt about it
You will know
Hey, you will know
You will know
You will know
You will know
Hey, ay
You will know
You will know, yeah
You will know
Hey, ay
Your dreams ain't easy
Your dreams ain't easy
You just stick by your plan
Stick by your plan
Go from boys to men
Boys to men
You must act like a man
You must act like a man
When it gets hard, y'all
It ain't hard, yeah
You just grab what you know
Grab what you know
Stand up tall
and don't you fall
Your dreams ain't easy
Your dreams ain't easy
You just stick by your plan
Go from boys to men
Boys to men
You must act like a man
I know it ain't easy
When it gets hard, y'all
You just grab what you know
Stand up tall
and don't you fall
Come on, D,
and sing the song
You will know
Yeah, yeah
You will know
You will know
You will know
You will know
You will know
You will know
You will know
You will know
You will know
You will know
You will know
You will know
You will know
You will know
Oh, you will know
You will know
You will know
You will know