Lowriders (2016) Movie Script

I remember
when I was a little kid
I would scribble on every car
at my dad's shop to show
I could paint lowriders
just like him
and his car club...
The coasters.
My pops used to tell me...
That means, like, you're like
a dog pissing on walls.
Well, I guess not much
has changed.
Still pissing on walls.
For my pops,
all he cares about
besides cruising
down the boulevard,
is when he's best in show
at elysian park.
At elysian park,
hundreds of car clubs
just like the coasters
come from all over la
to try to win best in show.
If you win, it's like
you're the king
of the lowriding world.
You get mad respect.
But if you don't... well...
It's kind of like
you don't even exist.
If it was up to my pops,
I'd be fixing cars
at his shop all day.
I just want to get
my name seen.
Show everybody that I'm here.
There might be hundreds
of car clubs in la,
but there's thousands
of billboards
that I've got to hit up.
I put up my art for free.
And he wastes his money
on car parts?
That makes no sense to me.
I grew up in boyle heights.
But for kids like me,
la isn't divided
by the sixth street bridge.
This whole city is my canvas.
Finally, pretty boy!
Took you long enough.
Damn, Danny!
Man, you been doing too much!
What's up, chuy?
I'm sorry, did I mess up
somebody's make-up?
Who you trying
to impress anyways, huh?
No one in this car.
Oh, yeah? Well, you missed
a spot, look.
Hey, we going or what, bitches?
Come on.
Yeah, we're going
but they're not going to let
you in with that stupid jacket.
This jacket's fire, dude.
I took it out
of your mom's closet.
So I know it's fire.
Oh, shit!
Come on, let's go!
What are you guys waiting for?
Wait up!
Can I get four beers,
two shots?
Me and my homies,
we've never been to Mexico.
And no,
our Spanish ain't perfect.
But you can find us partying
with the hipsters in echo park,
chillin' at the skate park
in venice
or doing karaoke in k-town.
Alright, sometimes we do
end up the night at taco zone.
Yeah, we eat tacos.
So what?
I love you, bitches.
Stop the car! Stop the car!
What, what? What's wrong?
I got to piss.
Come on, I got to piss.
Please? I'm begging you.
Oh, Danny.
- I promise it'll be fast.
- Hurry up.
Hey, hurry up.
He always takes
a long time to pee.
Why did he take his bag?
Oh, my god.
What are you doing?
Danny! I'm leaving! Okay?
I'm not going to go
to jail for you!
What are you doing?
Are you trying to get us caught?
Chill out, claud! I'm just
trying to have some fun!
Yeah, well, if we get caught,
that's my scholarship, Danny!
Claudia, shut up!
Nobody's going to get caught!
No, no, no!
You need to hurry up, man!
You done?
I'm done.
Are you serious?
Oh, my god.
Hey! Hey, hey, hey, hey!
No, no, no, no, no, no!
Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop!
he's not going to ruin
Columbia for me, okay?
No, no, no. I understand that!
Okay. Yeah, yeah, I'm stopping,
I'm stopping. Completely fine!
That's completely fine!
But you can't leave us!
You can't leave us!
Oh, shit, shit, shit, shit!
You mother--
Come on.
Chuy, chuy! Chuy! This way.
Chuy, run, chuy! Chuy!
I'm running!
Chuy, up here! Right here.
Dude, I can't do that!
Come on, chuy.
Hop it! Hurry up!
What makes you think
i can do that?
Oh, shit!
Hurry up, chuy! Go, go, go!
Freeze! Put your hands up!
Hands up!
Put your hands up.
Daniel Alvarez?
Chuy herrera?
You two. Go.
You called my pops?
I told you to call Claudia.
She's still mad at you.
And you know I ain't got nobody
that would've come for me.
And if you like your cars
old, slow, and restored,
the annual lowrider competition
at elysian park
is in three weeks.
Good luck, stay safe,
and ride them low.
I just want to say for, like,
whatever it's worth,
uh, Mr. Alvarez...
Senor Alvarez.
Uh, sir. I'm sorry.
I, uh, I'm going to pay you back
ev-every, every, uh,
dime and cent.
And, uh, but I,
i ain't got no job right now,
so... you might have to wait.
I mean, or I could,
i could work at your shop
if, if you want me to.
He doesn't need
your ass there, chuy.
That's what he's got me for.
To do all his bitch work.
Maybe he needs another bitch,
man, alright?
It ain't always
about you, Danny.
Oh, my bad, chuy.
I was distracted by your hair.
You look like a Mexican eazy-e.
You know my hair is gorgeous
as hell, man.
Do you have any idea
what this cost your family?
Writing your name
on other people's property?
Scribbling like a toddler.
Well, you're the one that
always said mom encouraged me
to scribble, so...
Don't you have
an ounce of shame?
A real artist. Not a criminal,
like your brother.
You know he wanted to see me?
Fine. I'll let you
be the grown-up.
Maybe then I'll stop
scribbling on the walls.
I love this song.
Let me tell you something.
Building a,
a nice ride is like
making love
to a beautiful woman.
You can tell a lot about a man
from the ride he's got.
White boys, they want
their cars to go fast!
Asians want teeny-weeny
little cars that go even faster!
But Mexicans,
we like it low,
and slow.
You going to break a hip, homie.
You better relax.
Alright, alright.
Hey, I'm sorry
i missed the meeting. Okay?
But this is still a business.
Okay? Let's get back to work.
Hey, Daniel.
I want you to start
clearing the, uh, graveyard.
Since when do you
care about that shit?
Since you got arrested,
That shit back there,
that's my savings account.
Everything back there
is valuable. Alright?
That's how you're going
to pay me back
for getting you out of jail.
Hey, boss. You okay, or what?
Never seen you cut
a coasters meeting
like that before.
Everything's not cool, homes.
We have elysian park
in a few weeks.
I should have stayed here.
You know?
Working on green poison.
Not bailing out my son.
Yeah, well, I wonder
where he gets that from.
Man, we used to get busted
all the time lowriding, man.
Riding dirty past them cops?
Could barely fit a quarter
between the Fender
and the street, you know?
What was the name
of that fat girl, man?
You know, the tank?
You know the one
I'm talking about?
Oh, Lydia?
Lydia. That's right.
Had a little light moustache.
Tell you what, man?
She wanted to ride
in your ride so bad.
The only reason why you let her
is 'cause she'd drop it
three inches.
I don't know, boss.
You stress too much.
Green poison is famous.
I mean, she's probably going to
win best in elysian.
I need to.
Only way we going to get
some business through that door,
you know?
Think I'm going to have to
cut half a turn on the coil.
Then she'll lay
three inches more.
You could do that,
or we could call Lydia back.
Hey! You know the rules.
No phone until after homework.
I already did it.
Oh, good! Then you can help me.
Hey, baby.
Hello, mi amor.
How was work?
Mm. It was good.
Did you cut half a turn
on the coil like I said?
Yeah, we're working on it.
It will lay three more inches!
I know.
Hey, Danny.
Are you okay?
I'm fine.
Get ready for dinner.
Hi, flaquita.
Hey, Danny.
Isabel. You have to eat
the chicken too,
not just the rice.
And don't forget, tomorrow
we are going to Mrs. aguilar's
for your quinceanera dress.
Ma? Mrs. aguilar?
Look, I already told you
i found my dress at forever 21.
You're not going to wear
a store dress.
Forever 21? You ain't no 21.
That's the point.
If it's up to her I'm going
to look like it's my first
You have a date already,
flaquita loca?
Hey. No dates, alright.
You're too young.
Have you heard from Francisco?
You mean ghost?
He got out this week.
Wondering if you heard from him.
So, is he going to stay here?
He's more than welcome to
if he wants.
We're not talking about that.
Why not?
Why can't we talk about ghost?
Danny! Wait!
Leave him alone.
Who's there?
Will you look at that?
I'm back for two seconds.
You're already
trying to kill me?
Come here.
Show your big brother some love.
Oh, man.
Look at this pretty boy.
How you been, carinito?
I'm sorry I didn't call you...
I didn't call you back.
No. Don't even trip.
I'm back now.
What's this? Huh? What is this?
What are you doing in here?
Oh, yeah? You got into
graffiti and shit.
A little bit.
A little tagger.
Hey? You need a place to stay?
No. I got a place.
You take her out yet?
My abuelito did that mural.
That's the only reason
she's worth anything.
Pops ever tell you that?
A lot of things
he didn't tell you.
Come on.
Get in. We're going
to celebrate my freedom.
Come on, little bro.
It's all good.
I don't know, ghost.
You don't know?
So, where them hoes at?
I know a place we could hit up.
You think we can, uh, swoop up
my homie first real quick?
For sure.
Anything you want, bro.
That's him.
Cut the hair,
you might land that Ollie...
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Oh, shit.
What's up? I, I don't know
if you remember me.
I'm chuy herrera.
Yeah, I remember you chuyito.
So, what's up?
You going to come or what?
For real? I mean, is it,
is it cool with you?
If he says you're cool,
you're cool, little homie.
But you ain't bringing
that board in this ride.
What, uh... shit, this?
I'm done with it!
Don't touch anything.
You down to go to the smell?
There are ladies there?
You don't even know.
You do, huh?
Oh, yeah.
All of it. Inside and out,
like the back of my hand.
They be coming on me like honey.
That's ridiculous.
Dog, what is this?
It looks like a bounce house
full of retarded skaters.
I know! It's awesome!
I'll be back.
You don't like dancing?
Everybody's dancing.
You're just here
sittin' all alone.
Well, I didn't
come here to dance.
Well, then,
why did you come here?
You came here to look
at derivative photos
on the wall
nobody ever looks at?
Yeah, well, I took them, so...
I like them. I mean,
i guess they're not so bad.
They're black. They're white.
Are we done?
So what, you're not gonna
talk to me now?
Well, you know what?
That's a problem.
Because if you sell one
of those, you're going to
owe me some money.
Excuse me?
That's my piece.
Where? What, that?
If that's your piece,
then what does it say?
What do you mean? It says draw.
It's my tag name.
Mm. Isn't that a little obvious?
Well, what's your tag name?
You don't believe that's me?
I think you're gonna
have to prove it.
Well, this isn't awkward.
I showed you mine,
now you show me yours.
Slow down, tiger.
Oh, i-I'm a tiger?
Well...You're a pussy.
I'm a pussy?
You just called me a pussy?
Yeah? Well, I can tag too.
By the way, my name is Lorelei.
You better, uh, write this down,
'cause I'm not
keeping it up here
for the whole world to see.
Five. Four...
Oh, come on. For real?
Slow down.
Two. One.
Hey, Danny! You taking
one of your monster dumps?
I don't know
who the hell that is.
For real, hurry up!
Your brother's leaving!
I'll text you.
Oh! Pretty good.
Let me see your ink.
You designed that?
It's tight.
It's fading though.
I could fill that in
for you, if you want.
You going to take it back now?
Simon ese. I got you.
I won't let you get in trouble
with the old man.
How's he treating you anyway?
He's still drinking?
He's on that
aa twelve-step bullshit.
You know he got remarried?
Her name's Gloria.
You going to see him?
He didn't come
to see me one time
in all the years I was busted.
What makes you think
he'd want to see me now?
I remember when I was a kid,
I used to watch my pops
and ghost work on cars.
My pops always said one day,
we'd all build a car together
and win at elysian park
with it.
He was never the same
after mom passed.
He always said,
"lowriders are about family."
Maybe he should take a look
at his family now.
Right on the hood.
It's, uh, it's kind of big.
You know, you can't miss...
Can't miss that.
So, there's no sign
of forced entry?
No broken windows,
no broken locks.
No. Nothing like that.
It was a clean job.
Okay. Alright. That's...
What happened?
Someone, uh,
took green poison.
Daniel? Come here. Quick.
Green poison is missing.
This is detective Williams.
How you doin', Danny?
Your father tells me
you work here as well.
I was wondering if you noticed
anything out of the ordinary.
You sure?
Son, do you know anything?
What's up, big homie?
Shit, bro. How you been?
You're real funny,
you know that?
What, pops?
No love for your oldest?
I couldn't bring her back
without a nice detailing.
Courtesy of central
city car club.
My new club.
She rode smooth, pops.
Better than I even remembered.
A little loose
on the turns though.
Might want to get that
checked out before elysian.
You would've been proud.
Me and Danny
cruising the boulevard
in your pride and joy.
Ain't that what you say
you always wanted?
Mr. Alvarez, you want us
to take him in?
I'm happy to write it up.
My manners. I'm sorry.
I ain't introduced myself,
No, I know who you are,
Yeah, I also know your p.O.
Mr. Alvarez, your call.
It's okay.
That's my ride.
I hope the shop's
been doin' really well.
'Cause that prize money
might just end up in my pocket.
It was fun catching up, boys.
I'll see you at elysian, pops.
What were you thinking?
Nothing happened.
It's just a car.
Just a car?
Do you think that's just a car?
Do you know how much
heart and soul
went into that car, Daniel?
That is your heritage!
It's priceless!
This is a work of art!
Something you know
nothing about!
You know what?
I guarantee you
I'm going to make it
with my art.
You're just like your brother.
You both are... hopeless.
He's your son, pops!
And you couldn't even
look him in the eye.
You're gonna just pretend
like he doesn't exist?
Like you have
for the past eight years, huh?
Like how you forgot about mom?
Pops is always calling
ghost a criminal.
That he brought shame
to the family.
You know why he went to prison?
Grand Theft Auto.
He was stealing car parts
just to finish his own ride.
He got busted. Caught a case.
Ain't that some shit?
Oh, shit, little d.
Can I stay here?
Hell, yeah.
Central city headquarters
right here.
We run an empire
out this bitch.
I've been schooling
these fools on lowriders.
This right here.
It's my pride and joy.
When I was locked up,
i wasn't thinking about anything
except for winning
at elysian park.
I had gordo start pulling parts
while I was still inside.
My club and this car right here.
We're going to show pops
and the coasters
what lowriding is all about.
We just got to put your little
graffiti skills to work.
Want you to put a mural
on this car.
You ever hit switches before?
See this right here?
You like what you see?
So how do you like
your first art walk?
It's alright.
Okay, can you tell me something?
Like is there, is there a time
that you just get off
being Mr. tough graffiti guy?
Like do you clock out ever?
Maybe we could go out then.
Alright, that's not
what I meant.
I just, I just don't
buy that stuff
because it's in a gallery,
hanging on a wall
with a price tag next to it.
It doesn't make it
any more legit than--
what you do?
I was going to say
"than what you do."
Are you done?
If it's so easy to get a show,
then why don't you have one?
That's because my show
is all over the city.
So that everyone can see it
everywhere whenever they want.
Let's go see your show.
Come on, I'll show you
the best part.
Go ahead.
Is this a trick?
Come on, Lorelei.
I'm in a skirt.
Come on. I swear I will be good.
I'll be good.
You said you wanted
to see my show, right?
But it's up there.
You'll be fine.
Okay. I'll try it.
I'll help you. Come on.
Well, alright.
I bet this works
on all the girls.
Some are actually smart.
It's amazing.
Is that it?
Yeah. That's it.
that's incredible, Danny.
You're... so talented,
it pisses me off.
I get it.
You're afraid you're going to
fall in love with me, huh?
Yeah, you know what I think?
I think you're the one
who's afraid.
Is that right?
If you weren't scared,
you would have put that
where everyone could see it
whenever they wanted to,
I'm on to you.
Having some trouble?
Don't scare me like that.
I'm sorry I missed dinner.
I should have called you.
I was hoping for a ride.
Sounds like you're having
some trouble. Do you hear that?
Yeah, I hear that.
Can I get in here?
Be my guest.
We got Isabela's
quinceanera dress today.
I'm pretty sure she loves it,
but you know,
she'll never admit it because
that means I won, you know.
Chiquita. Cosita. Baby?
If you're going to work
on my car, could you at least
not talk about dresses
while you do it?
Sorry. Ah.
The number eight plug wire.
It's arcing on the manifold.
You're gonna need
to replace that.
When's the last time
you've been to a meeting?
Baby, I'm not drinkin'.
That was angel's.
I know, I just...
I want to keep it that way,
You talked to your sons?
You know what?
Don't answer that.
It's just, I'm really worried.
Especially about Danny.
And Isabela really wants
her brother at her quinceanera.
Can you try for me, please?
Promise me.
Yeah, I promise.
Thank you.
Crenshaw Sundays going down
right here in the beautiful
It's your boy, gordo.
It is what it is.
It is what we do.
Central city car club
right here in this bitch.
Sundays, all the young clubs
like to come out
and show their cars
on crenshaw boulevard.
It's not about a trophy.
It's about hitting the switch.
Hitting back bump.
Being the baddest lowrider
in the streets.
They last until the cops
come and break 'em up
but that doesn't stop anyone.
They just go to a new spot.
Look, I really don't
come to these things
but my brother does.
And he says,
girls love this shit.
So why not, right?
Come on.
Oh shit!
Danny, what's up, homie?
What's up, little d?
You good?
Is this your girl?
yeah, I am.
Is this your brother?
Ghost, Lorelei.
Lorelei, my brother, ghost.
Hey... you want to hit
the switches?
- Excuse me?
- Are you with it?
I don't... I'm not
quite sure what...
You're with it. Come on.
Right here. Let me show you.
Can I get in there?
Be my guest.
You ready?
Oh... oh, my god.
I don't think you're ready.
Ooh. Whoa! Oh, my god!
Bounce it up.
LAPD! You have five seconds
to disperse.
We will impound your cars.
Why this mocosos always
trying to roll with us, eh?
Chill, homie. He's with us.
Yeah, whatevs.
What's up? This is Claudia.
What you doing here, chuyito?
Oh, I'm looking for Danny.
We were supposed
to kick it with him.
He ain't here, homes.
Are you sure? We had plans.
Plans ain't mean pito,
when there's pussy involved.
Oh. We probably should go.
Come on, chuy. You ready?
Hey, fool?
It's your turn.
Come on, youngster,
we got to clean you up
if you're gonna chill
with us at elysian.
No, chuy.
Are you serious?
I'm, uh, I'm just going to
kick it here, alright?
Will you quit being a creeper?
What, are you going to tell me
I'm beautiful when I sleep?
What's it mean?
It means I was drunk in cabo.
What does that mean?
Why are you so cute
when you're jaded?
I have this friend
that runs this gallery
and it's, it's pretty amazing.
It's like exactly
the kind of stuff you do.
I should kind of...
I really should introduce you.
Hey, will you come
to elysian with me?
I don't know. Maybe.
Come on.
I've been working on something.
And I really want to show you.
Well, if you keep kissing me...
Like that,
maybe I will.
What are you doing here?
Don't take another step.
Nobody invited you
in this house.
I didn't come here
to fight with you, Francisco.
Have you seen Danny?
Uh, Gloria wants to know
if he's coming
to Isabel's quinceanera.
That's funny.
Even sober, you can't
keep track of your kids?
Tell that new wife of yours,
thanks so much for getting
you all straightened up.
Hey! Hey!
I didn't stop for her!
I stopped for Danny and for you.
I stopped for your mother.
Don't talk about her.
Because you don't know
anything about her.
You were too busy getting drunk,
while she was laying
in the hospital.
I had to take Danny
to see her everyday. Not you.
Do you know what
people call me now?
What my own brother call me?
You know why they call me that?
'Cause for
the last eight years,
you haven't so much
as mentioned my name
to remind people that I exist.
You want to talk to me?
Tell me why you didn't
visit me in prison.
You're a joke.
And nothing changes.
You know, that paint's
gonna spill out...
If you don't stand that hood up.
You know, first time
doing this shit.
I, i-i didn't know.
You want me to fill
in that ink for you?
Yeah. Alright.
Why the blank face, anyway?
Remember when, uh...
When pops was really bad?
And we found him at the shop
with all the photos of mom.
He burnt them all up.
I can't remember her face.
She was beautiful, bro.
An angel.
See, it's simple.
She had two eyes.
A nose.
And a small dimple
when she smiled.
But only on one side.
Give it time.
It'll heal up good.
To be honest, I never knew why
elysian park was so important.
Until now.
Ghost told me back in the day,
the cops saw us as outsiders.
So they took the one thing
we used to express ourselves
and outlawed it.
But even though
they made lowriding illegal,
it didn't stop us.
We had gatherings all over la.
And the one place
they couldn't touch us?
Elysian park.
Hey, ya, you're not bored,
are you?
Bored? No, no,
i can't wait to develop these.
Well, it's a '61 impala,
as you know
and the...
Hydraulics, obviously.
With a... custom, uh,
green flake paint on the roof.
Fully customized
with the third eye over there
and uh..
If you need to see
anything else,
let us know, alright?
Oh! The, uh, mural...
My father did it.
But, uh, you probably
already know that, right?
Thank you.
You did good.
Isabel? You know
that Miguel and I met here?
Oh, my god, mom. I know.
No, you don't know everything.
Back in the day,
i was a bad-ass bitch.
Tell her, honey.
What? Sorry.
Mina, I know you're worried.
But you worked really hard. Just
relax and enjoy today, okay?
If you two are done, come check
this shit out. Alright?
Bring that camera.
Come on.
You're about to see all the work
your boy's been putting in.
Hey! What's up?
I like your hair.
Here we go.
What? Are you serious?
Oh, my god.
You like it?
Cool. Slow down, tiger.
Damn, this car is hard.
What's up, chuy?
What's up, Danny?
You killed it, bro.
Oh, shit! Is that,
is that you, girl?
Damn! I didn't know
you had all that ass.
Hey, what the...
It's not funny, you know?
Yeah. It is.
You think 'cause your hair's
slicked back and you're kicking
it with my brother,
you're some type of...
Calm down.
I don't have to take this shit!
Relax. Chuyito is the new
central city mascot.
Got a little fire him now.
Hey, see that?
Let's go show old school,
what he's up against. Alright?
To win best in show, your
whole car's got to be complete.
Judges look at everything.
Depending on the make, model,
year, they look at the rims,
the paint job, the hydraulics.
Everything's got to be custom.
Little d?
Chromed out.
But the thing that makes it
the most unique are the murals.
They are all one of a kind.
Shit, I hope they like mine.
Ladies and gentlemen,
thank you for coming out
on this beautiful
Southern California day!
And now for the moment
we've all been waiting for!
Winner of best in show grand
prize of ten thousand dollars!
And, this is new!
An exclusive invite
to big chele international!
You guys ready?
The coasters! Green poison!
We the best and you know it!
I'm going to go congratulate
him. I'll be back.
Let's go.
Ha-ha! That's how we do it.
Get in the car. We're out.
I want to go congratulate him.
Get in the car.
Shh! Miguel!
- We won, mi amor!
- Stop!
I don't want Isabel
to see you like this!
We're celebrating!
Yeah, I can see.
Why don't you just stop
giving me shit for one minute?
Mm? We won! Now we have money.
Now we can pay for those bills
and for the party you want!
Do you want to talk
about what I want?
Let me tell you
what I want, Miguel.
Yeah. Please.
I want you to talk to somebody.
Talk to me!
Or your sons.
I can't talk to my sons!
I try!
They just don't want
anything to do with me.
When it's your kids,
you don't stop trying.
Are you coming?
Come with me.
Where are we going?
My friend, that I told you about
who runs the gallery. He's here.
Right now? Now?
Yes! Right now.
What's his name again?
Ha! Lorelei.
This is Danny.
How are you doing?
I'm good. Thank you. Hi.
I was, uh, I was just telling
him about how you've always
championed street artists.
And I think that Danny
is, is really special.
I just work on cars.
Well, one of his many mediums
is creating lowriders.
Aren't they unbelievable?
I mean, he was completely
self-taught in the streets.
I ain't homeless.
Well, you know what I mean.
Um, I love that one.
What is the meaning of-of, uh...
Keeping the portraits faceless?
Why? Why is that?
I don't know.
You're so cute when you're
trying to be mysterious.
I'm not trying to be anything.
You see, all of his work
is based on women.
Either a woman's hand
or a faceless depiction
of our lady of Guadalupe.
It's so poignant.
He pulls from all of this
traditional Mexican imagery,
but at the same time, he doesn't
particularly celebrate it.
You know, the, the emptiness,
the lack of identity,
it's, it's...
As if, you know,
he's, he's here,
but America hasn't
accepted all of him.
Okay. I-i think it's, uh...
I think it's really great.
I would love to find some time
to sit down and, and look
at these a little more.
It's very nice to meet you.
You too.
I always love to see you. Okay.
Yes, me too.
That went really well.
Where is he from?
Hey. Keep a look out.
Come on. Hurry up.
What the...
What are you doing?
Back up off him!
He ain't gonna do shit!
Let's just go.
What are you doing here?
What do you want?
Hey, man, don't! Let's go!
No. No, no, no. No, please!
Please stop! I beg you!
No! No! Stop!
Hurry up.
Call 911.
Yeah. Someone's been shot!
Yeah. S-someone's been shot!
So, that's great, right?
That Marc wants
to see your stuff?
Yeah. It's cool.
You really think
that's what my shit's about?
Rejecting where I come from?
That's not what I'm saying.
I'm-I'm just saying,
it doesn't exactly celebrate it.
And I mean,
i, I know you. So...
You don't know
shit about me, Lorelei.
That's why you follow me around
taking photos of shit
you know nothing about.
You think because
you got a fancy loft
and your fishnets are torn makes
you unique? It doesn't.
And when you can admit that,
then you can start talking
to me about my culture.
Well, you're the guy who doesn't
want to sell out, right?
You'll climb some building
and risk your life
because your art doesn't need
a gallery or a price tag.
No. You just need an audience.
Well, let me tell you something.
Famous graffiti artists are
in galleries and on Bridges.
You don't have
to be poor to be real.
But you do have to put
your art somewhere
where people could actually tell
you what they think about it.
Not just on some car!
Art is a conversation.
And yours is a little one-sided,
because you're so afraid
of what people are going to say.
You're right.
You're right.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Slow down.
What are you...
What happened?
They shot him!
They shot him!
Who shot him? What are you
talking about? Who shot him?
I don't know!
What do you mean,
you don't know?
What did they say? Is he okay?
He's in surgery.
And they're not gonna know
anything until tomorrow.
Gomez. Do you mind taking
Mrs. Alvarez for some coffee?
No, I want to stay,
i gotta stay.
I-i just need to ask Danny
some questions.
Just a few questions.
It's fine. Look, let me just
talk to him. Okay?
I'm not gonna go anywhere,
i promise.
We, uh, found that.
I'm sorry to have to ask you
these questions now...
But it's important.
It's-it's fine. I guess it...
Yeah? Okay.
So, when's the last time
you saw your brother?
Oh, shit, little d!
I was wondering when
we was gonna see you again.
Fuck you!
What'd you say, son?
You heard what I said!
Where you think you're at?
Huh, homie?
After everything
I've done for you.
Why'd you do it?
Say it! Be a man!
Yeah, little d!
What do you want me to say? Hmm?
That he wasn't
supposed to be there?
Maybe your pops
is drinking again.
He's your pops, too!
He ain't shit to me!
You think you know what it was
like? 'Cause you was there?
You don't know!
Drinking and disappearing
and beating me
for looking at him wrong?
You ain't know about that 'cause
i took my beatings and yours.
That puta deserves to die.
'Cause it should be him,
and not mom.
Like I said...
I ain't the one
that shot your pops.
Maybe I shouldn't have taken
your beatings after all.
Maybe you wouldn't fight
like such a little bitch.
We're done.
Get this fool out of here!
Come on. Hey!
Danny? Hey.
How is he? Is he awake?
Yeah. Just in time.
He needs you.
Guess who's here to see you?
I'll be back.
Chuy, uh...
Chuy told me everything.
He said that it was
all ghost's idea and I...
I think we should
go to the cops.
But they destroyed green poison.
We don't have
a car for big chele.
You know, I don't understand
anything about you.
Dad, you could have died.
Yeah. But I didn't.
But you can't let
them do this to you.
I said no, Danny!
I don't want to be a part of...
Francisco going back to jail.
No cops.
They found this at the shop.
What is it?
It's your aa sobriety coin.
I haven't done much
to deserve it lately.
Put it in my wallet, please.
First time I saw her,
I remember thinking...
"This woman is perfect."
All I ever cared about was cars.
I always wanted
to build... a better car.
More beautiful than the last.
When I met your mother...
I thought,
it doesn't matter
how hard I try...
I will never be able
to build a car
as beautiful as this woman.
Keep it, son.
You keep it.
Hey, I heard about your dad.
I just...
I just wanted to stop by
and say that I was sorry and...
You know, I'm here for you
if you need anything.
Pretty sure that I'm the one
that should be saying sorry,
It's fine. We're friends.
Aren't you leaving soon?
I don't know.
I'm... I might not even go.
What are you talking about?
You have a scholarship.
I don't know,
i might just stay here
for a couple of years
and take classes.
You know what I think?
I think you need to quit
being a little bitch.
I need to quit
being a little bitch? Okay.
What about you, huh?
Okay. I might not be the artsy
girl, but that mural?
It could have been a lot better.
That's how you feel?
No, but seriously.
Forget about what
your dad's saying.
Forget about your brother.
You need to keep
doing your own thing.
I always thought
that was cool about you.
Hey. What are you
doing tomorrow?
I know we've got a few weeks
left for big chele.
And this might be impossible,
but... we gotta try, right?
Gonna need a miracle
to put this baby back together.
Yeah, I know
it's not much, but...
Imagine her with fifty coats...
Sitting on zeniths.
Let's do it.
Let's do it.
Shows like
the big chele invitational,
they're nothing like elysian.
They're private events
for high-end buyers and press.
Shit. No one here has ever
been to one. But we've heard
about them.
Yo, angel! What're you doing?
You gotta bend it!
You gotta take the bracket off
the frame first!
Hey, relax, dawg. Come on,
you're starting to sound
like your old man.
Here, you want to do it?
Let me try, come on.
Hey, get up out of here, dawg.
Come on, homie, I got this.
It's about half a dozen
of the most elite cars
in the world, in one room.
And getting a ticket
is no small thing either.
If you're the lucky one
in the group,
you might be able sell your
ride for, like, half a million
and get tons of press.
Yeah. Could you check on that
part for me please?
Hey! Danny! Woah! Woah! Woah!
What are you doing, man?
We're gonna need an interior.
Hey, mijo.
Did you eat yet?
I saved you a plate.
I already ate.
You look tired.
How's the car coming along?
It's coming along.
Little by little.
Have you named it yet?
Why don't you name it
after your mom?
From here?
Yeah, don't put your
hand on the bottom of it.
People think that lowriders
are just something
that happens in east la.
But there are thousands
of clubs
just like my dad's,
all over the world.
And they come here.
Because this is where
it all started.
I think it's time for the
Alvarez family to represent.
Hey, listen, man.
I really think
you should talk to pops.
He's about to get out
of the hospital.
I came by your place,
but... you were already gone.
I know the cops
are looking for you, so...
I guess that probably means
I won't see you for a while.
Anyways, man...
Pops really misses you,
and so do I.
What are we doing here?
I just want to show you
Oh. What is it?
I'll show you.
I couldn't let the big chele
ticket go to waste.
Wow! Mijo, it's...
What's wrong?
I'm sorry I never...
Let you paint a mural
on these cars before.
You know...
One day I passed under one
of the tags, you got busted for,
right under the freeway.
I was sitting in traffic and...
I saw all these people
around me looking at it.
It reminded me how I felt
when I was lowriding.
That's how I met your mom.
Cruising down the boulevard.
That's all any
of this was about.
When you look back
to the beginning.
It started in every town
in Mexico with the paseo.
Boys would parade
through their villages...
To get the girls' attention.
And when the old world
came to the new...
That became strutting chevys
down the boulevard.
We took the American dream
and covered it with candy,
paint and chrome.
But people don't like
the American dream
to look different.
So they outlawed any vehicle
whose body was lower than
the bottom of the wheel's rim.
Some traditions
you have to take 'em with you,
no matter what.
They're in your blood.
They're part of you.
So, we took hydraulics
out of fighter jets.
See a cop! Raise it up!
Pass a cop, drop it back down.
Think mom would like it?
Welcome to
the big chele invitational!
Hey, what's up? You don't take
no time off or what?
- You like it?
- It's alright.
Alright? Come on.
No, I'm proud of it.
Yo, the five o.
Good luck tonight, Danny.
Thank you.
Mr. Alvarez.
Hello, detective.
Looking good.
Thank you.
You don't think ghost
would show up, do you?
I don't know.
I hope not.
Excuse me, is this your car?
My son built it.
How much?
To buy it?
I'm sorry. It's not for sale.
If you could name a price.
Any price.
I will write a check right now.
Francisco, what are you doing?
The police are here.
I don't give a shit
about the cops.
You think I got
something to lose?
They're gonna arrest me
either way.
It doesn't have to be that way.
I don't want to lose you again.
I want you to tell me why.
Why you never came to see me.
I already told you, Francisco.
That's not good enough.
I didn't, I didn't come
because... I was ashamed.
Stop bullshitting me!
Not of you.
Of myself.
Listen to me.
This is my family's ride.
Sorry, it ain't for sale.
I understand.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Take it easy.
No, no, no! You don't know.
No! We can't leave him alone!
Get out.
You're my brother.
I'm not gonna leave you.
Oh, shit!
Look, ghost, it's not too late,
man! Just pull over!
Why didn't you just
listen to me?
I told you to get out!
We need to get over the bridge.
Oh, shit!
Freeze! Put your hands
where I can see them!
Driver, passenger! Get your
hands where I can see them!
Driver! Get the keys
and put them outside the window!
i will not repeat myself!
This is where you get out,
You gotta take care
of yourself now, Danny.
Ghost, no. Don't do this!
Please, don't!
Come here.
Ghost, don't do this!
Come on, don't do this.
You don't have to do this.
But you gotta get out.
Go. Get out.
It's all good.
Lower the gun
on the ground, sir!
Slowly, get down on the ground!
Put your hands up
where we can see them!
Driver get on your knees
and put your hands up!
Driver put your hands up
on your head!
Interlock your fingers!
Driver put your hands up!
Driver! Put your hands
above your head!
Do not take one more step
forward or I will shoot you!
I didn't come see you
because I was a coward.
I was afraid.
I'm right here.
I'm sorry, son.
Please... forgive me.
Holy Mary, mother of god.
Pray for us sinners now
and at the hour of our death.
I know I haven't talked
to you in a while.
I guess I just didn't know
what to say.
And everything was
kind of messed up.
The day of the big chele show...
Changed my life.
The car that we named
after you, people loved it.
And we had
some pretty big offers.
I thought it should
stay in the family.
And pops...
Pops got crazy work.
He even hired chuy full time.
And the best part
people from all over are paying
me to paint their lowriders.
I guess
I'm a full-time artist now.
Just like you thought
I'd always be.
Who would have thought
I'd be working with pops
and be doing what I love?
I just wish
you were here to see it.
I hope I make you proud.
I love you, mom.
There you go.
Okay. Alright.
You look so pretty.
Oh, my god!
Okay guys, come on,
we got to get going now.
We better hurry,
the sun is going down!
Where are we gonna go?
Right here.
Okay, guys, we're gonna go
over here.
We're gonna go right there.
All the way down?
I know, I know, I'm sorry.
You look cute together.
Turn around right there.
I love you.
You know that, right?
Do you love me
more than your Chevy?
Hello, son.