Roadside (2013) Movie Script

(eerie music)
I don't know why
his ad didn't run.
Just tell him I'll
be back on the 26th
and we can talk about it then.
(sighs) Fine, just
tell him he can have
the 32nd spot after the weather
before the ball drops
for half price.
He'll love it.
I gotta go.
Merry Christmas.
Remind me not to answer my phone
when I'm on vacation.
Don't answer your phone
when you're on vacation.
I guess, technically
this doesn't constitute
a vacation because a
vacation is some place
you actually want to go.
(dog barks)
Hey, come on.
What did I tell you
about barking in the car?
Ugh, he smells horrible.
Why couldn't we just
leave the dog at home?
Because, he's
part of the family.
Plus, the boys love him.
He's staying outside.
(phone buzzing)
(window lowering)
Are you serious right now?
I am burning up.
Well, it's freezing outside.
But I'm hot.
Why don't you take
your sweater off?
You'll be fine.
Did we shut the garage?
You're not gonna
start this right now.
No, no, no I'm serious.
Did we shut the garage?
Yes, we shut the garage.
Did we set the alarm?
Yes, the alarm is fine.
It just feels off.
Are you feeling
sick right now?
-I don't know.
-Do you need me to pull over?
How far are we?
We're about an hour away.
You should call
her and let her know
we're gonna be there.
No, she knows.
We're fine.
Call her.
(sighs) Fine.
Can I use your phone?
Where's yours?
I don't know, it's
in the back somewhere.
(people chatting
and laughing)
(phone buzzing)
-She's not picking up.
-Leave a message.
Hey, it's your brother.
Look, we're running
a little behind,
thanks to someone.
But, yeah we should be there
in about an hour or so--
Holy shit!
(tires screeching)
What the...
(ominous music)
(car accelerating)
(tires screeching)
Fucking asshole.
Just go around him.
Can you believe this guy?
(suspenseful music)
(engines revving)
What the hell is he doing?
I don't know,
but do something.
Look out!
(tires screeching)
(Buddy barks)
Are you okay?
When's the next station?
I don't know.
It's hard to tell
where we're at.
We've driven this
a thousand times.
I think there's one up ahead.
Oh, thank god.
(Buddy barks)
You need anything from inside?
I'm good.
I just need to stretch my legs.
Watch the gas for me?
Cold night out
there, isn't it?
Yeah, sure is.
You wouldn't happen to know
whose truck that is, would you?
That'd be me.
(dog barks)
Come here, here you go.
Awful fancy driving
you did back there.
You almost ran
us off the road.
You gotta learn how to drive.
Listen, I don't
want any problems.
I know you don't.
No, Buddy!
(dog whines)
I'm sorry.
He's friendly, I swear.
Come here, Buddy!
Come here, Buddy!
-Come on.
-Truck driver: No problem.
Truck driver: Cute dog.
Mindy: Come on, Buddy.
Don't worry about him.
They told me about him
my first week on the job.
What do you mean?
He lost his wife
and kid a while ago.
Car accident.
He's had a death
wish ever since.
You'd think that would
make him a better driver.
Well, I hope you got
chains for that thing.
Weather is not gonna
get any friendlier.
I think we'll be okay.
Can I get you something
from behind the counter
before I shut down the store?
Yeah, if you don't mind,
can I get a pack of menthols?
Wife don't want
you smoking, eh?
I told her I'd quit.
Yeah, you should
listen to her.
You know women,
they're always right.
Well, I'll stop
smoking when she stops
stressing me out.
I won't tell, I promise.
You need a lighter with that?
Matches, if you have 'em.
All right.
Here you go!
(ominous music)
Hello there, miss!
Can I interest you
in a cup of decaf?
I'm just getting
ready to shut it down.
Sure, thanks.
Be right with you.
That your white lab?
Sure is.
I have one just
like it named Sonny.
Ours is named Buddy.
He's a real handful.
Yeah, they always are.
How old is he?
He'll be seven in February.
Did you put him up?
No, he's running
wild in the woods
never to be seen again.
Yes, I put him up.
Here you go, miss.
You know, I just gotta ask.
When's the baby due?
I'm not pregnant.
Oh, I...
-I'm so sorry.
-I'm kidding.
Oh, oh!
(chuckles) Thank...
Thank God then. (chuckles)
Yeah, we're still
about four, five weeks.
You know, you just
about got me there, missy.
Is it a boy or a girl?
-It's a boy.
-Ahh, a boy.
He'll be just like his daddy.
Yeah, well, hope not.
You know, it's gonna get
pretty nasty out there.
I take it you two
kids are prepared.
As far as I know, yeah.
You got four-wheel
drive on that truck?
Yes, sir.
Perhaps, I could interest
you in an emergency
roadside kit.
We have AAA.
AAA, well, AAA
don't get up here very often.
You never know when it
just might save your life.
Sure, why not.
All right, a kit,
a gas, coffee and uh...
Leave these off.
I wasn't going to get those.
That'll be 75.76.
Mr. Dan Summers, is it?
Pleased to meet
you, Dan Summers.
(wind howling)
(Buddy barks)
You have a Merry Christmas
there, Dan Summers.
You too.
Be safe, you two
and congratulations on the baby.
Thank you.
Seems you've
made a new friend.
Yeah, well, I'm
a people person.
Like the man said,
you never know
when you'll need it.
Wonder if this thing
comes with a whistle
and a compass.
How you doing
back there, Buddy?
(dog barks)
You told them we are
leaving in the morning, right?
God, I hope your sister
doesn't make that
awful ham again.
I told them we'd leave
after we ate tomorrow.
I told my family,
we'll be there at four.
-What about my family?
-They'll be okay.
You know, it's not fair.
What's not fair?
It used to be we switch
up on the holidays.
Now, we just spend
them with your family.
Your father hates me anyway.
No, he doesn't.
Maybe he likes Erin.
Think I haven't noticed?
-Are you serious?
-Yes, I am.
Who is she?
She's one of my assistants.
How long has she been there?
I don't know, a while.
-Is she pretty?
-Don't lie to me.
-I'm not!
How the hell did that get there?
Must've fallen.
Yeah, but it's dead.
Looks like it was put there.
(ominous music)
I know.
I know, Buddy.
We'll be there in a little bit.
(Buddy whines)
(Christmas music)
(car honking)
I'm coming!
Man: I wouldn't
do that if I were you.
(moves to ominous music)
Who's there?
Show yourself!
Man: I said
I wouldn't do that.
What is this,
some kind of a joke?
What is he doing?
Come on, I'm not
playing around.
Man: Neither am I.
What are you doing out here?
Man: Waiting for you.
What, you need a ride?
(gun fires)
(Mindy screams)
(Buddy barks)
What the hell?
What was that?
Mindy, stay in the car.
Who's out there?
Daniel, what's going on?
Man: Tell her
to stay in the car.
Mindy, get back in the car!
What is this?
Why the hell are
you shooting at us?
I'm gonna go back to my car
and we're gonna leave.
No one will ever
know we were here.
Man: Get in the
car and you'll die.
(gun fires)
(car window breaks)
(Mindy screams)
Man: Tell her not to move.
Mindy, don't move
from your seat.
(Buddy barks)
There's a man out
here with a gun.
What do you want from us?
Man: Who said
I want anything?
You must want something.
Why else would
you be doing this?
Man: Not necessarily.
Do I know you?
Man: What's your name?
Man: I don't know any Dan.
If we've done
something to upset you,
I apologize.
Man: Tell your
wife to be careful
while she's in the car.
Sit still.
What do you expect me to do?!
We'll be out of
here in a minute.
Man: Don't
lie to her, Dan.
You know what, fuck you!
(gun reloads)
Man: Be nice, Dan.
What have we done to you?
Man: This isn't about me.
Yeah, but why us?
Man: Why not?
(Man laughs)
Man: Yell, all you want.
No one can hear you.
Mindy, honk the horn.
(car honking)
(Buddy barks)
What are you trying
to gain from this?
Man: What do
you have to lose?
Listen, you don't
have to do this.
Man: I know that.
Then why not let us go?
Man: Your car is running.
Leave when you like.
Have you done this before?
Tell me how long does
this usually last?
Man: How
long have you got?
(chuckles) This is
fucking ridiculous.
What if I told you I was cop?
Man: What if I said I was?
Are you?
Man: Maybe.
Well, I am.
So, you better let us go.
Man: No, you're not.
How do you know?
Look at you, you reek of fear.
This is coming from a
guy hidden in the woods?
Who's too afraid
to show himself?
Fuck you!
Tell me, tough guy.
How many people have you
killed with that gun of yours?
Dan, stop!
Man: She's right, Dan.
-Listen to her.
You know what, fuck you!
You probably never
even shot someone
in your entire life!
You pussy, you pussy!
Am I right?
(gun fires)
(screams) No!
(radio screeches)
Police Dispatcher: Hey, Mills,
are you done yet?
Camp sites are clear.
Can't imagine anyone being
out on a night like this.
Police Dispatcher: Yeah, they
said it's supposed
to get pretty bad.
Did you check 16?
Police Dispatcher:
Man, are you kidding?
I came in an hour ago.
I'm about two cups
deep in Swiss Miss.
Not a bad idea.
Police Dispatcher:
Hey, it's a tough job.
Somebody's got to do it though.
Am I right?
I hear you.
I'm gonna go check
16 while I'm out.
I'll join you after I'm done.
Police Dispatcher: Copy.
(ominous music)
(heavy breathing)
Are you okay?!
Don't move!
Mindy: Are you okay?!
Yeah, I'm okay.
Where are you shot?!
Man: Empty your pockets.
All of them.
The phone too.
I don't have a phone.
Man: Don't lie to me, Dan.
Throw it.
Stomp on it.
So, what do you really do?
I'm a doctor.
Man: Really?
What kind of doctor?
A dentist.
Man: Too bad you won't
be able to fix that hand then.
Maybe I should have
aimed for your mouth.
Where were you going tonight?
You know, we're going
to be here a while.
You might as well talk.
How long is a while?
Man: That depends on you.
We're going to my
sister's for the holidays.
Man: Oh, how nice.
(Buddy barks)
Let me see your hand.
That was our only phone.
No, it's not.
That was mine.
I thought yours was in your bag.
It wasn't.
I dropped yours
earlier, remember?
It should be down
there somewhere.
How am I gonna find it?
I can barely move my head
without him noticing.
Well, you have to try.
I got a text out
to someone though.
-You did?
To who?
I don't know.
Someone got it.
Are you sure it went through?
Who's doing this to us?
I don't know.
Did he say what he wants?
I don't think
he wants anything.
He must want something.
He's not doing
this for no reason.
How much gas do you have left?
It's a little
over three quarters.
Just keep the heat on, okay?
And stay calm.
I'm gonna get us out of this.
Do you think someone
will drive by soon?
I hope so.
Put this up.
What is it that
you want from us?
Is that what this is about?
Man: You really think
this is about money, Dan?
I think it can be.
How much do you want?
Man: You
don't have enough.
Try me.
Man: A million dollars.
Do you have a
million dollars, Dan?
I can get it.
If this is about money,
I can get it.
Man: This
isn't about money.
Is this about
making a statement?
Do you want press?
Because my wife works
for Channel 5 News.
We can get you
whatever spot you want.
Man: Do I seem
like I want press?
You may.
Why don't you come out here
and we could talk about it?
Man: Why don't
you come in here?
You can't really
wanna do this.
You gotta be as cold
as I am right now.
You haven't thought
this through, have you?
You don't know
what you're doing.
Man: You really
shouldn't try to bully a man
that has a gun pointed
directly at your wife's head.
Whoa, whoa, whoa!
You keep that pointed at me!
Man: You love
your wife, don't you?
What kind of a
question is that?
Man: Who's Erin?
How'd you know about Erin?
Man: The same way I
know you might visit her
when you get home.
Is this about her?
Man: Did your
wife know about Erin?
I don't have to talk
about this with you.
Man: You might as well.
Look, it's Christmas.
Can't you let us go?
My wife, she's pregnant.
Man: Congratulations.
That doesn't do
it for you, huh?
You still can't let us go.
Man: I'm not stopping you.
You'll shoot me.
Man: Therein
lies the mystery.
Will I?
I don't see why not.
Man: Try me.
(Buddy barks)
Buddy, ssshh!
I must've really
pissed you off.
(phone ringing)
Operator: 911,
what's your emergency?
Yes, please help me.
Operator: What's
your emergency, ma'am?
My husband and I are stuck
on the side of the road.
We're being held at gunpoint.
Operator: Is
the gunman there?
Not near me.
Operator: Okay, ma'am.
Just stay calm.
Where are you?
We're on highway
16 nears Huntsville.
Operator: Is the gunman
outside the vehicle?
He's got a gun to
my husband's head.
Operator: Is your husband
in the driver's seat?
He's outside.
He doesn't know I
have the phone--
(gun fires)
Whoa, Mindy!
Man: Stay back Dan.
Tell her to throw
the phone outside.
Mindy, throw me the phone!
Operator: Is
everything okay, ma'am?
Everything okay?
Man: Throw it.
Operator: Are
you there, ma'am?
Hello, are you there?
Man: (laughs) You missed.
How many bullets
do you have left?
You gotta be running out by now.
Man: Why
don't you find out?
She got through to the police.
They're gonna be coming.
Man: For your sake,
you better hope not.
Someone's coming.
Someone's coming!
What are you gonna do now?
Mindy, someone's coming!
Hey, over here!
Man: (laughs) It looks
like you're not that lucky Dan.
(ominous music)
Hey, Jim.
I got an abandoned
vehicle over here near 16.
I'm gonna check it out.
Jim over radio: Copy.
It's probably just a couple
of kids screwing around.
Be sure to take some
pictures if it is.
It looks empty.
Give me a second.
You're freezing.
I could really use that
cigarette right about now.
Do you want some of my coffee?
I'm fine.
I'm sure that car will
come back by again soon.
We can't plan on that, Dan.
I know we can't.
We need to give
it some more time
not before it gets drastic.
I know we can get
out of this alive.
You're gonna freeze to death.
I'm fine.
I could feel the heat.
I don't wanna end
up like some story
on the 10:00 news.
You're not.
He's not doing
this for no reason.
I already offered him money.
I told him we can
put him in touch
with whoever he wants.
Can I help you?
Yeah, is this your vehicle?
It is.
You know, this isn't
a camping zone, right?
I'm not camping.
I'm just posted up the way.
About to be some
nasty weather tonight.
What are you doing out here?
I'm going to
get you a blanket.
Don't move.
I don't care.
Let him shoot me.
Mindy, no.
You hear that?
Hear what?
Yeah, exactly.
I don't think he's watching us.
Maybe he's waiting to
see if we'll try anything.
Yeah, well maybe...
You still there?
Dan, what are you doing?
Dan, don't.
Just a second.
(suspenseful music)
(gun reloads)
Mindy: Dan!
Man: I'm still here.
I'm okay, Mindy.
Man: You're
braver than I thought.
I can't imagine
the life you live.
All this free time
to scare people.
Man: Am I scaring you?
Is that what you
want, to scare me?
Come on!
Talk to me.
You must wanna be heard.
Why else would
you be doing this?
Man: You tell me.
I don't know.
Problems at home?
Money trouble
during the holidays?
Stress can make us
do crazy things.
We all get crazy sometimes, man
but this isn't the
way to handle it.
Man: You're right.
I need help.
I can get you that help.
Man: How do I
know I can trust you?
You can trust me.
I promise.
(Man chuckles)
Man: I don't
need your help, Dan.
I'm perfectly fine.
Okay, we need to think
of a way out of this.
Hopefully, the police
tracked the call.
Who knows if they did?
How long would it
take them to get here?
What about your text?
I don't know.
I mean it'll be a while
before she figures out
where we are.
-Whoever it was.
-Who is it?
-I don't know.
-Who is it?
It was Erin.
Mindy, it's not like that.
-You said it was nothing.
-It is nothing.
Okay, I promise Mindy.
No. (sobs)
(eerie music)
(ice cracking)
(Buddy panting)
Man: Don't make a sound.
Hey, there dog.
(Buddy whines and cries)
(Mindy muffled cries)
Cute dog.
(Mindy muffled cries)
Mindy: (screams) No!
Hey, what's wrong?
(Mindy cries)
Mindy talk to me.
(indistinct speech)
What are you saying?
It's Buddy!
I'm so sorry.
He's gonna kill us.
Just do it!
Whatever you're gonna do!
Just do it!
I'm waiting!
Come on!
Man: Hey, Dan.
You ready to talk some more?
You know, she just sat there
while I killed your dog.
Will you shut up.
Mindy, wake up.
Can you turn the heater on?
My hands are about to fall off.
Hey, did you hear me?
You'll be fine.
I said you'll be fine.
I heard what you said.
Stop it!
Dan, you're hurting me.
I don't give a fuck!
What, I'm not hurting?
Look at my fucking hand?
I'm not in pain.
I'm the one standing out
here in the freezing cold.
You're the reason
we're on the side
of the road with
the some lunatic.
What this is my fault?
You wanted this.
I didn't even want to be here.
You're so inconvenienced
by this whole situation.
I'm sorry I haven't
been out here
trying to get us the
fuck out of it!
Well, you're not
doing a very good job.
You look at lot
on your (mumbling)
because I think
you seem to forget,
the only thing standing
between him and you
is me.
Man: Don't do it, Dan.
What if I do?
Man: I wouldn't.
They're gonna stop.
What do you want me to do?
They're going to stop.
Man: Keep it together.
This is gonna end this.
They're gonna send for help.
Man: I'll
end this right now
if that's what you want.
Keep it together.
So, we've been
worried about you two.
We ran into some car trouble.
We figured.
Davina sent me to come
looking for you guys
once she got your message.
Sounded like you hit something.
Yeah, well, we're okay.
I told her that but
you know your sister.
She's been worried sick.
-Hi, Mindy.
-Hi, Jeff.
So, what exactly
is the problem?
We hit something.
Looks like it did a real
number on your headlight
and your mirror.
So, what was it, a deer?
I don't know.
I didn't get a clean look at it.
They like to move
around in this cold.
(branches breaking)
Jump right in front
of you sometimes.
Did it do any other
kind of damage?
No, no.
Just right here.
At the front there.
Well, the truck seems
to be running okay.
Let me take a look
under the hood.
Hey, Mindy.
Pop the hood for Jeff, honey.
Well, everything seems
to be in working order.
Everything okay?
Yeah, everything's fine.
You guys wanna
follow me out here.
All right.
Let's go home.
What's wrong?
What happened to your--
(gun fires)
(Mindy screams hysterically)
(heart beating)
(Mindy screams hysterically)
(Christmas song)
What is it?
The baby's coming.
I can feel it.
This isn't exactly
the best time.
I'm so sorry.
No, I'm sorry.
I'm a horrible husband.
No, no, I'm a terrible wife.
I am.
I know I am.
I promise I'll be
a better mother.
You're gonna be
a great mother.
I swear.
I never touched Erin.
I've talked to her a few times.
I'm guilty of the thought
but I never touched her.
I promise, okay?
I believe you.
Okay, we're gonna
have this baby.
Yes, we are.
Not gonna have it here though.
Hey, I promise.
We're gonna have
to move quickly.
It won't be much long
before we're out of gas.
It's a little over a quarter.
We need to find a distraction.
Something we can
use to get away.
We don't have anything.
There's gotta be something.
All I have is this.
Get that flare gun.
What am I supposed
to do with that?
It's all we have.
When I tell you to shoot,
I want you to shoot
it into the woods.
I want you to shoot
it where you think
it'll have the most impact.
You can't be scared now, okay?
Now, you have to
leave without me.
He might shoot me.
You have to promise me you
won't let him catch you.
You hear me?
I love you.
I love you too. (sobs)
(suspenseful music)
Let's talk about a trade.
Man: What could
you have that I want?
I'll stay but you
have to let her go.
Man: Why
would you do that?
She's about to have a baby.
Man: There isn't
a hospital for miles.
That's why she
needs to go now.
Man: She'll never make it.
It's a chance
I'm willing to take
but you have to promise,
you let her leave.
Man: She's not leaving.
And neither are you.
Are you okay?
It's the baby.
What's wrong with the baby?
I don't know.
Something's wrong.
Are you sure?
We gotta get to a hospital.
I know.
I don't wanna lose our baby.
We're not, okay?
I promise we're not.
Just stay calm.
Stay calm.
Are you okay?
(Mindy grunts in pain)
Something's wrong with the baby.
You have to let us go.
Man: I'm afraid
I can't do that.
I'm not asking
you I'm telling you!
We're not staying
here any longer.
(gun fires)
(Mindy screams hysterically)
(gun fires)
(Dan moans in pain)
Dan: It's a boy.
Mindy: Yeah, we're still
about four or five weeks.
Park Ranger: He'll
be just like his daddy.
Dan: Yeah, well, hope not.
-(Dan yells)
-Dan, no!
Come on!
Where are you?
(suspenseful music)
What happened?!
I got him.
What are you doing?!
I wanna see his face.
(ominous music)
What is it?
Park Ranger: About to be some
nasty weather today.
What are you doing out here?
Sir, put the light down please.
Sir, stay where you are.
It can't be.
(Man laughs)
Man: Did you really
think it would be that easy?
Come on out!
Come on, don't be afraid.
Right now, let's go.
Come on.
Just you and me.
Remember what I
told you earlier
about waiting for my signal?
Get ready!
Man: Don't be a hero, Dan.
Just doing what I have to.
(suspenseful music)
Stay with me baby.
Stay with me.
-Are you okay?
-I'm okay.
All right, stay calm baby.
Are we safe?
I think so.
I can't see him.
We're gonna get to a phone.
We're gonna call the cops.
We're gonna get you
in a hospital, okay?
(Mindy moans in pain)
What is it?
We're almost out of gas.
Okay, we're gonna be okay.
We're gonna have to walk.
I don't think I can make it.
You're gonna have to.
Okay, okay.
Hold onto me, okay?
I don't think I can make it.
Okay, okay, let's walk.
Easy, easy.
I'll hold you, I'll hold you.
(Mindy gasping)
(Mindy gasping painfully)
Someone's coming.
Someone's coming.
What are you two
kids doing out here?
-Holy shit, it's you!
-What happened?
Look, it's a long story.
Please, can you take
us to a hospital?
She needs to see a doctor.
Of course!
Come on, get in.
Easy, easy.
I can't thank you
enough for stopping.
No problem, Dan.
(Dan sighs)
Christmas music)