Sheba, Baby (1975) Movie Script

(Man) That man called again
this afternoon.
Can't keep ignoring him, Andy.
At least talk to him.
I'm not gonna bow down
to them, Brick.
I got a responsibility to
the people of this community.
I'm not saying to give in, Andy,
but we've got to deal with them.
All right. Let me talk to them.
I know we can work something out.
As long as I'm president of this company,
I'll make the deals.
I've been bullied by people like this
all my life.
And so have you.
They've already run two other
loan companies out of business.
I don't give a damn!
It's not gonna happen to us.
There's only one way
to fight them back,
and that's by giving our people
fair deals.
And as long as we give them fair deals,
they'll support us.
I know you think you're doing what's best.
I respect that.
But these people are ruthless men.
They'll kill you.
You've been a good partner,
and we've trusted each other.
There's no reason
for that to change now.
I have a feeling...
that we'll work this problem out
the same way we have the rest of 'em.
I hope so.
Brick, will you get the lights
on your way out?
I'll go out the back way.
- Good night.
- Good night.
OK, we're just gonna mess the place up
a little bit, let him know we mean business.
- (Man 1 ) You mean we can't steal nothin'?
- (Man 2) No. Come on.
Somebody's here!
Goddamn right there's somebody!
Somebody's right here!
Come on, let's get out of here!
Come on, man.
(Barbara Mason: 'Sheba, Baby')
Don't ;et her pretty smi;e foo; ya
She puts it on her face every morning
Fass-salkin' men, les me school ya
You better heed my warning
She's a dangerous ;ady
And she's well pus sogesher
She's a dangerous ;ady
Who can change like the weather
She's a dangerous lady
You don's wanna know her better
She's a dangerous lady
Sheba, baby
Sheba, baby
She's cold, yes she's full of emosion
A sensuous woman
playin' a man's game
From Chicago fighss
To Louisville nights
She's kickin' ass and sakin' names
She's a dangerous lady
And she's well put together
She's a dangerous lady
Who can change like the weather
She's a dangerous lady
You don's wanna know her better
She's a dangerous lady
Sheba, baby
Sheba, baby
She gos revenge for she sorrow
Thas she love of money brings she world
Well, shere can be no pride somorrow
For a loving fasher and his baby girl, oh
She's a dangerous lady
And she's well put together
She's a dangerous lady
Who can change like the weather
She's a dangerous lady
You don's wanna know her better
She's a dangerous lady
Sheba, baby
Sheba, baby
Sheba, baby
Sheba, baby
(Racker) Juss make sure
we get our money,
because she next sime shas we have so
talk to your jive ass about this,
my partner's gonna
ssomp she hell ous of you.
Well, well!
My long lost partner returns.
Just be thankful I did, Racker.
Look at this place!
I go away for three days, and I come back
and the whole place has gone to pot!
This came for you
a couple of days ago.
Why didn't you try
to reach me about this?
Why didn't I try to reach you?
Why haven't I tried to find
a needle in a haystack?
How in the hell do I know
where you hang out at?
Why don't you try looking
once in a while,
getting up off of
that fat fanny of yours
and going out into the world?
Maybe try a little working.
Well... is it important?
What do you think?
Well, take care of the place, partner.
I'll be in Louisville if you need me.
(Tannoy, indistinct)
Hi, Sheba.
How you doing?
- Fine.
- I'm so glad you came.
- I'm glad I came, too. How's Dad?
- Oh...
He's all right. He's a little bruised up,
but, you know, he's tough.
- That I know.
- Yeah.
- Come on.
- You look terrific.
Oh, Brick, you said in the telegram
that Dad's life was in danger.
I'm afraid it is.
You see, he's been getting phone calls
for two weeks now
demanding we sell out.
Really? From whom?
Loan sharks?
Maybe. We don't know yet.
And Dad?
He wants to fight 'em... single-handed,
which is what happened the other night.
And the police didn't do anything, right?
What... what are their demands?
Very simple.
Sell out or be killed.
Oh! Do they have a fight
on their hands!
Ooh, doesn't the neighbourhood
look good?
- Want me to take these in for you?
- Uh...
No, I think I better go in alone.
How much do I owe you for this?
- I'll collect on it later.
- Huh! Promises, promises.
You're looking better all the time.
Little Andy!
What are you doing home?
- Oh.
- Oh, girl.
I came to see you.
Hey, you look good.
- Come on, sit down.
- No, you sit down. Come on now.
Look at you.
Now what happened?
Just ran into some of
the wrong people, I guess.
I can't let you out of my sight for five
minutes before you get into some trouble.
- Oh, girl, come on.
- Dad...
Brick told me what's going on.
I told him not to call you.
There's no need for you
to get involved in this.
We just don't wanna see you get hurt.
Well, there's nothin' anybody can do.
I have to work it out myself.
Not anymore.
I want you to stay out of this,
little Andy.
I don't want my daughter messing around
with these kind of people.
Dad, I know you think
I'm doing a man's job,
but I'm not going to sit on the sidelines
just because I'm a woman.
(Telephone rings)
Uh, no, you...
you sit right there. I'll get it.
- Shayne residence.
- (Man) Les me salk so Andy.
- Who's calling?
- Well, who's asking?
- This is Sheba, his daughter.
- Well, good for you, swees sisser.
Let me talk to your old man.
- This is Andy Shayne.
- Hello, Andy. Feeling better soday?
I thought I told you to stop calling me.
I juss wansed so know if you've given
my little proposition some more thought.
My company is not for sale.
Not now, and not ever!
- What was that all about?
- Ah, it's nothin', baby. Forget about it.
Forget about it?
I come home and find my father
beaten half to death
and hear some sweet-talkin' nigger
threaten his life,
and you say, "Forget about it"?
- Dad, what is going on?
- (Grumbles)
I'll be ready for those bastards.
Thank you, Mr Williams.
I don't expect
any problems on this,
but if anything comes up,
I'll give you a call.
- Reach you at this number, right?
- (Man) Right, sir.
(Brick) OK.
That ought to do fine.
- Hi. Is my father in?
- He's in his office.
- (Knock on door)
- Mmh.
Hi. You busy?
Oh, just filling out
some insurance forms.
- Can I have the car?
- Sure.
Thank you.
- I'll pick you up this afternoon.
- Thank you.
(Telephone rings)
- Yes?
- (Man) Hey, Andy!
How's your swees daughser soday?
Hey, I tell you what...
I'm gonna give you one more chance.
All right, we'll talk.
You mean you wanna talk?
You set the time and the place.
Hey, that's great.
I've gotta tell you something.
I had a surprise package
connected to your ignition switch
in your car,
sriggered so go off
sen seconds after you surned is on.
Sheba! It's a bomb!
- (Car starts)
- Sheba! Sheba!
- Sheba!
- Get out of that car! Quick, quick! Get out!
Come on!
Get out of there!
Come on! Move, move!
Get out of here! Move!
Damn it, move!
Oh, my God!
So, you wanna handle it
all by yourself, huh?
Now, Sheba,
we had an agreement.
That agreement just blew up
in that car!
- Sheba.
- Sheba.
- Sheba!
- Oh, my God!
(Siren wails)
(Telephone rings)
Lieutenant Jackson.
All right, lady.
I'll see what we can do,
but there's no need for you
to call back again,
because if this thing can be solved,
we'll solve it.
Yeah. Yeah.
Heard you were back in town,
Chicago must be treating you good.
I have a feeling
this isn't a social call.
I want police protection
for my father.
Well, I can't make anybody on that.
Should I take this
as a refusal of police protection?
Oh, come on, Sheba.
We're doing everything we can.
I can't give him 24-hour protection
because I simply don't have
enough men available.
I know. You don't wanna break up
their poker game!
We're doing everything
humanly possible for him.
Oh, the great humanitarian now!
Phil, I've seen business
after business go under.
First, it was the pawn shops,
then the bars,
and when I left town, it was employment
agencies, and now the used car lots.
Stay out of this, Sheba.
Stay out of it?
That's yourjob.
After all the times
I went to bat for you around here!
- Thanks a lot!
- Huh!
I can count the times
you went to bat for me on one finger.
Sheba Shayne.
What are you doing back in town?
Don't give me that
"what you doing back in town" shit.
Was it you that wired
my father's car?
Wired? What wired?
I don't know what you're talking about.
Maybe you do,
and maybe you don't.
But if you didn't,
I know you know who did.
Now wait a minute. Wait!
What do you want from me?
Why me?
Because I know everything you do.
I was a cop in this town.
Oh, please.
I don't know anything.
- The hell you don't!
- Now, wait a minute.
Let go of my arm.
Baby, don't!
Don't, please.
Please! Please!
- Get over there.
- No, please.
I don't know what you're talking about.
I don't know anybody...
You never know anything
I'm talking about!
Please take it easy, Sheba.
Come on, please. (Groans)
One move, and I'll blow
your head clean off.
All right, I won't move.
I won't move.
But please don't shoot me.
Please! Please! (Groans)
I don't know anything.
I swear it!
You better tell me all you know,
or you're gonna be the whitest nigger
that ever left Louisville!
I don't know nothing.
There's a guy... name of Jenkins...
works the used car lot.
- Where?
- I don't know! I swear it!
All right. All right.
Tonight at midnight,
he's gonna be at the railroad museum.
Some kind of payoff.
- That's all I know! I swear it!
- Swear?
- Oh!
- If I have to wait...
If I have to wait until midnight,
you better be tellin' me the truth,
or your ass is mine, you hear me?
- (Brick) I'll tell ya...
- (Sheba) What?
I got something planned for later.
What do you have planned for later?
I'm not gonna tell you now.
- Stop pinching me.
- (Chuckles)
- Come here.
- That hurt.
Wow. Isn't it beautiful?
Oh, it's fantastic.
So, listen, uh...
What'd you find out today?
Well, Dad was right.
The police are not going to help.
So now what?
Well, now I do what the police won't.
What are you talking about?
I'm talking about the hoods
that wired Dad's car.
They're meeting at midnight tonight
for some big business meeting.
I plan to catch them in the act.
I wanna tell you something.
You know that private detective badge
you carry?
Now, that is not a warrant
to arrest anybody with.
And second of all, we're not equipped
to fight a bunch like that -
not on their terms.
Well, that's the only way to fight 'em,
is on their terms.
Not outside the law!
We'll just have to bend the law.
This is Dad's life we're talking about.
I know that! Don't you think I know that?
I understand that,
but you can't handle it by...
by street fighting, for Christ's sake!
Who said anything about street fighting?
Do I look like I'm a street fighter?
I'm gonna handle it
the best way I can, Brick.
You know, you still think
everything can be solved by logic.
These people don't even know
what logic means. They can't even spell it.
- They'll shoot first and talk later.
- That's exactly what I'm trying to tell you!
I don't want you to go out there
and get your goddamn brains blown out!
- We've got to find a better way!
- Well, then you find it!
(Brick) You mad?
You sure?
I'm sure, I'm sure.
Prove it.
(Chuckles) Hey, don't.
Don't do that. Come on.
Hey, look...
I'm sorry I hollered at you.
I accept your apology.
All right.
I wanna ask you something.
You like living in Chicago?
It's as good a place as any
to get hassled.
It's no big thing.
Er... (Clears throat)
Do you have someone there?
Well, if you're asking if...
Do I sleep alone
every night of the week,
I'd have to say no.
And then again, if you're asking
if I'm going with someone steady,
I'd have to say no.
So what are you asking?
I don't wans so complicase your life...
See? I told you
you'd been missing a lot.
Ooh. I know.
- Uh!
- Ow!
That's it.
That was a love bite.
Hey, it's 1 1 :30.
No, it isn't. Clock's fast.
don't give me that "clock's fast".
I'm going with you.
I thought you didn't want to get involved
in any violence.
Do I have a choice... now?
Not if I want a repeat of tonight.
What am I going to do with you?
- Whatever you want.
- (Chuckles)
You know...
It's times like this when...
I wish I hadn't left.
It's times like this
when I wish you hadn't.
(Crickets chirping)
I think we've got company.
Hey, Pilot.
Here are all the deeds and tax forms
that you wanted
from the loan company on 23rd Street.
Man, I wish all the deals
were that easy to take over.
Walk in, show a little pistol power,
they give it up
like a birthday present.
This makes your share
amount to about $30,000.
Don't ever say that Pilot
ever welshed on a deal.
You keep this up, Pilot, you'll own
all the loan shops in the West End.
Never mind what I own.
We'll have all the loan shops we can get,
soon as Shayne quits.
(Car starts)
Who the hell is that?
Who are you?
- Let's get the hell out of here!
- (Screams)
(Stops bell)
Let's split!
Damn you!
Oh! Brick!
Look at my face,
'cause I am pissed!
I mean, I'm really pissed!
And I'm not gonna let you forget it.
That's right.
Damn right.
That damn Sheba.
You want her hit?
Hell, no!
I don't wanna hurt anybody.
The business was going so smooth
until that bitch came into town.
That's right.
Now it ain't nothin' like it used to be.
We had a terrific operation going -
the best pawn shops
and used car lots in the city!
People were lined up for blocks
just waitin' to put their money in our shops.
That's right.
And we'd take 'em for a ride.
That's right.
We got tough people
in the black community.
They expect us to take their money.
Why, even a tornado
didn't stop them from giving it to us.
- Right?
- That's right.
If that bitch Sheba
wants to make trouble for us,
then we gonna give her some back.
I think I found something
that ties our company in
with the others who went under.
Something or someone?
Wait a minute.
Let me tell you.
I've gone over every possible angle,
and the one thing we have in common:
I don't get it.
We're all insured by the same outfit.
So you think the insurance company
is behind it?
Well, it's a possibility.
Don't you think so?
OK, now everybody do exactly
as they're told, and nobody'll get hurt.
Everybody over against the wall
with your hands behind your heads.
- Hey, what's going on out here?
- Everybody move over against the wall.
Hey, you can't come in here
and tell me what to do!
- Be quiet, Dad.
- Get away from me!
You just keep your mouth shut, nigger,
or I'll blow a hole in your head.
Now, wait... wait a minute, buddy, er...
Wait a minute.
Look, we don't have any money in here.
There's nothing for you to rob.
We don't want your money.
All right, let's redecorate the place.
(Women screaming)
(Sirens wailing)
No... please, don't kill me.
I don't wanna die.
(Thug whimpering)
- Sheba!
- No. No, please! Please!
- (Thug) No, please. No.
- (Cop) Hold it, lady.
Be cool and put that gun down.
Get him out of here. Hurry!
I want an ambulance over here.
Right now!
You know what we're gonna do, Dad,
when you get out of here?
We're gonna go to Chicago.
And I'm gonna...
I'm gonna take you for a ride
out on the lake.
It's really beautiful there at night.
You can sit on top of
one of those cruising boats...
and watch the lights twinkle on the water
like nothing you've ever seen.
And then we're gonna hit
the finest restaurants.
Yes, siree.
Little Andy's gonna see
that her father gets the very best...
very, very best.
(Barbara Mason: 'A Good Man Is Gone')
A good man is gone
A good man is gone, gone, gone
A good man is gone
A good man is gone, gone, gone
If he had left here in a nasural way
I would feel better when I hear me say
A good man is gone
Tried so be
Fair as he can
Being a man
Taking a stand
Holding his own
Yes, he did
He didn's run
Whas ended his ;ife?
A man with a gun...
You... you can send your guard home.
I'm sorry.
Sheba, I want you to know that I've got
every spare man on this case.
We'll get whoever's behind this.
It's personal now.
We've learned from a guard
that the boys that hit your father's place
were an out-of-town contract.
Real pros.
It was clean.
- If there's anything I can do to help...
- I'm gonna take you home.
A good man is gone, gone, gone
Oh, he's gone
Yes, he is
He's gone, yes, he is
He's gone, hey-hey, oh
A good man, good man, yeah
A good man sure enough is gone
Yes, he is, oh
I'll miss that man, baby
What the hell are you two
piss-asses trying to do?
Put me out of business!
Go on, get down there!
You! Go ahead, talk!
I gave the order
for no one to be killed.
No rough stuff,
just shoot the place up.
Well, somebody
didn't follow orders.
And not only
did somebody get killed,
but the men who were supposed
to do a clean job
are on a slab in the general hospital
or squealing to the cops.
They're outside people.
They don't know anybody.
You better be right,
or you'll be pushing up
black daisies along with me.
That Sheba broad
don't know who you are.
You two gorillas better pray
that that broad's daddy don't die...
or there ain't gonna be a safe place
for you to shit in this town,
much less than live.
- Yeah.
- Hey, Walker. Hey, man.
Oh, man.
Come on, man.
Come on back here.
Look, man,
I got problems, man.
- Let me hear something I ain't heard, man.
- Oh, no, no, no. Listen.
My old lady's going to throw my ass out
if I don't bring home some money.
I need some cash in a hurry, man.
Well, you know the terms.
What you got for collateral?
This ought to be worth something.
OK, that'll get you five, man.
Five dollars?
Nigger, is you crazy?
That watch is worth more than five dollars.
- Hey, look, am I number one?
- Yeah, man.
- Does number one jive?
- No, man.
It'll get you five, sucker.
Now you got anything else?
What about this?
Aw, man, not all this lightweight shit.
Lightweight, man?
That's worth cash money, man.
Get you $25,
10% interest a week.
Thanks, man. I'll get it back to you
as soon as I can.
Mm-hmm. Take your time, man.
It's your money.
Hey, Sheba, I heard
you were back in town.
Hi, Tank.
How you been doing?
Oh, just fine, baby,
making hamburgers.
Tank, who do you know
that would have a contact
for shutting down a loan company?
There's a dude over there
called Walker.
He cruises around town,
sort of like a travelling pawn shop.
- A loan shark, you know what I mean?
- Mm-hmm.
If there's anybody in town
who knows the big loan money,
I'm sure it's Walker who can help you.
Mm-hmm. Thanks a lot.
You're welcome, baby.
(Snaps fingers)
Mr Wonderful himself.
I bet you're Walker.
Mm-hmm. Number one
in the flesh, Mama. Er, uh...
Er, uh, who are you?
The name's Sheba,
Sheba Shayne.
Sheba Shayne?
Hmm... (Chuckles)
Well, Miss fine Sheba Shayne,
you tell number one
what he can do for you.
Number one, what you can do is...
I want to buy something.
Yeah! (Chuckles)
What you need I got,
and anything you want I can get.
And if you're ready for that shit,
let's just step around
to my private warehouse. (Chuckles)
Whoo-ooh! My!
Don't bruise. Don't bruise.
You know, you sure know
how to make a man's day.
I can make quite
a few more for you, too.
Ha! Oh, go on, Mama.
I don't want any of that junk.
You don't want any of this junk?
Well, what the hell do you want, bitch?
I want some information.
Do I look like the coloured
bureau of information?
What you mean, "information"?
About what?
Who knocked off
the Shayne loan company?
Aw, shit.
What's the matter, nigger?
- Who's hitting on you?
- Look, I... I don't know nothing.
Look, I don't know nothing.
I ain't got nothing to tell.
What's the game, man?
You better tell me something.
Hey, look, I told you, stay away from me,
bitch, I told you, I don't know nothing.
I ain't got nothing to tell you.
I don't know nothing.
You better talk, big man,
before I put my number one foot
down your number one mouth.
You can't kick no shadow, bitch!
Catch me!
(Car starts)
Oh, shit!
What the... shit!
Hi there, Walker.
Wait a minute. What you going to do
with that gun, Mama?
- Nothing, if you roll down that window.
- Roll what?
I said roll down that window
before I blast a hole in your head.
Are you crazy?
It'll ruin my interior.
No kidding.
I'm going to give you five seconds
to tell me something
before I shove your face
through that window, you hear me?
I... I... I don't know nothing.
Do you swear?
- I swear. I don't know nothing.
- I'm not going to ask you again.
Why you trying to be so mean to me?
Do I have to remind you
you ordered hot wax?
Oh, shit!
I told you... I... I don't know nothing.
He'll kill me if I told you his name.
Well, at least you have
a 50-50 chance.
Now, with me,
you're dead for sure.
Now tell me. Talk!
OK, OK, OK, OK. Pilot.
His name is Pi...
All I know is his nickname.
His nickname is Pilot.
Where does he live?
I told you. I don't know.
Look, I just take orders.
I don't know nothing.
Well, if you take orders,
you know where he lives.
OK, OK. Look, see, I think he's got a pad
over at the 400 Towers,
But, see, he don't live there
no more. Uh...
I know... I know he doesn't.
Look, I don't know.
- All right, now listen.
- Yeah?
Now you tell your boss that he is not
dealing with my father anymore.
He is dealing with Sheba Shayne.
You hear me?
And when I find him,
I'm going to bust his ass wide open.
What do you mean,
you told her where I live?
I'm sorry, Pilot.
You see... you see...
That bitch would've killed me, man,
if I hadn't told her who you was, man.
No, you... you don't understand.
Look, man, Pilot.
Pilot! Look, man, this...
Look, this is me,
your number one dude.
Now, you know I wouldn't have...
I wouldn't have turned you in, man.
She put a... yeah, one of them
to my head, man... a magnum!
You better hide your face, nigger,
because when I get that bitch,
I'm coming after you.
Wait a minute, Pilot.
Let me ex...
- (Dial tone)
- What? What?
Pilot. Wait a minute, Pilot.
Pilot! Pilot!
I'm going to get that bitch
if it's the last thing that I do.
And that Walker dude,
I want him eliminated
off the face of the world.
We'll take care of it, boss.
So the bitch knows
how to find me, huh?
Well, we'll just have to prepare
a welcoming party for her.
- Hello?
- Brick?
Did you find those papers
I asked about?
These are all I could find
in the safety deposit box.
I'm sure the necessary
papers are here.
Now, listen.
The hood that hit Dad is a guy called Pilot.
I'm going after him.
Where the hell are you?
I'm going with you.
No. Goodbye.
(Tyres screech)
Damn, boss, we'll never
find her in all this mess.
Nigger, you'd better hope
the hell we do.
(People screaming)
Where are your other friends?
Goddamnit! Shit!
Lay the gun down.
Right there.
Over to the wall.
Spread your legs apart.
Move your head,
I'm going to blow it off.
Oh, shit!
There's that bitch!
- You better not be Pilot, or you're dead.
- I'm not Pilot. I'm not the guy you want.
Now, before I turn you in,
you tell me about your operation,
and you better tell me fast,
before you lose your head.
Come on. Please!
Tell me who your head man is!
That's all I know.
You liar!
What is his number?
...941 .
Now you tell your boss,
if you see him before I do,
that the lady is after his ass,
and you are proof I always get my man,
you got that?
If you don't get her out of this town,
I'm going to put you out of business
permanently, and I mean that.
Now where is she?
How the hell do I know?
That's the reason I'm here.
If people would only stop meddling
and let the police do their work!
Look, we tried that, Lieutenant,
don't you remember?
- It didn't work!
- I know that!
- Then what are you trying to tell me, huh?
- We've got to stop her!
Do you have any idea
who she's after?
Some... some guy named Pilot.
(Woman) This is she operasor.
May I help you?
Yes. I'm trying to reach
WV-73-941 .
Sorry, shas's a marine number.
I'll connect you to the mobile operator.
One momens.
(Woman) Mobile operasor.
Yes. I would like WV-73-941 .
One momens, please.
I'll connect you.
(Man) Nu-Tronic, WV-73-941 .
Uh, is this where the party's at?
I'm supposed to be there,
but I got lost.
How'd you ges shis number?
I got it.
Now how do I get there?
(Jazz music playing)
- Hi. I'm supposed to be at the party.
- Yeah, you're late.
- I got lost.
- All right.
(Indistinct chattering)
Wait a second.
He's busy.
A new guest.
Welcome aboard.
Why, thank you.
So, you're the host.
You have a reputation
of being the best.
Depends on how well you know me.
Well, that can be arranged.
You seem to move very fast.
I guess that's why they call you Shark.
Could be.
Can I, er... get you a drink,
beautiful lady?
Champagne and orange juice.
Hello, sweetie.
Will I see you later?
Of course.
We'll all get to be good friends.
All right.
(Woman) Oh!
- (Screams)
- (Man) Hit her again! Hit her again!
Come on!
That's it! That's it!
(Woman) Oh! Oh!
I told you never to come here!
I got to talk to him.
(People shouting)
Sorry to bother you, Shark,
but, uh...
Get that trash off my boat.
You got to listen to me, Shark.
Now, she's coming.
She knows.
Who the hell you talking about?
The Shayne chick.
It's her!
The Shayne chick!
(Crowd) Aw!
Come on, get your ass up.
Tomorrow morning, you're going to regret
this mistake of yours.
If I was trying to take over,
would I come back here to warn you?
The reasons make no difference now.
You've put me in a bad situation.
A lot of things have to be cleared up,
and you're one of them.
- No, Shark. Please!
- Get him out of here.
- Let's go.
- Slimy nigger.
Give me that, bitch. Uh!
I'm surprised
you're not smarter than this.
Wait outside.
She won't give us any trouble now.
(Door closes)
I'm going to have to kill you,
you know that?
But all your friends saw me.
You did leave the party in a hurry.
Have I bruised your masculinity?
Not really.
It'd take more than
one chick to do that.
Would it?
I ought to take you.
You'd like that, wouldn't you?
Try me.
Now, what's that done
to your masculinity?
You little slut.
You've done your last trick...
Your last trick, sweetheart.
Now you listen,
and you listen good.
I hereby sentence you to death.
Before we're finished with you,
you're going to be Shark bait.
Put her below.
(Man) Let's go.
(Telephone rings)
Sergeant Michaels.
No, Williams,
he's not in right now.
I don't have any idea.
Hold it.
- Homicide. Lieutenant Jackson.
- Lieusenans? Brick Wi;;iams.
Yeah, Williams.
Find your girlfriend?
What do you know about
a boas ca;;ed she Nusronic?
- Oh. That yacht out on the river?
- Yeah, I guess.
Belongs to a man named Merrill.
A rich guy with all the right answers.
I think Sheba's
gotten herself in too deep.
(Electrical whirring)
But, Shark, I've done everything
that you've told me to do.
Now, you know that, boss.
I've run a good shop for you.
You said so yourself last month.
You did,
but you're too much of
an insurance risk for me, Pilot.
You've screwed up too much.
Please, Shark!
I've always done right by you.
Ask anybody. Come on.
Ask any one of the boys.
Now, don't be loud about this, Pilot.
Come on! Please!
Wait until I get back to the boat.
Please, Shark!
Come on, Shark!
I'll give you anything.
What do you want, huh?
Huh? What do you want, huh?
You want...
you want some money? Huh?
I'll give you money.
I got lots of money.
You want some broads?
I got all kinds of broads, huh?
What's your hang-up, huh?
I can't swim.
Give me a break.
Come on, man, please.
I've been working with you guys.
You know me.
Come on, you can let me go.
He'll never know.
Aw, come on, man.
Don't do that.
Hey, listen, it's me.
(Engine starts)
You can't do this to me.
Come on!
I don't want to die!
The show's about to start.
You're going to see just a taste of what
we've got in store for you, sweet lady.
I tell you it wasn't me, sucker!
Let me go!
Front row seats.
Wait until you see what we've got
planned for you.
So, what are your big plans?
Nothing complicated.
I always like to keep things simple.
After I dispose of you, I...
I'll have to take a short vacation
for a while.
I knew no one legitimate
could own a boat like this.
Yacht, my dear.
I'm afraid we're going
to have to tie you up.
I hope that doesn't interfere
with your plans.
Your humour stinks.
Do you have trouble sleeping at night?
(Shark) From taking money from stupid,
ignorant people?
You have to admire a man
for the goals that he sets.
I think I'm going to be sick.
I like it out here.
It's quiet.
Gets me away from
all the shit in the city.
(Sheba) I don't see how.
You seem to bring it all along with you.
(Shark) This was really
all so unnecessary.
I'm going to get
the Shayne loan company anyway.
Since Andy is dead,
Andy owed us a fortune
in premium payments.
You get them coming and going,
don't you?
Name of the game.
With a marked deck.
Of course.
Anything worth having...
is worth stealing.
The lady is ready for her swim.
No way!
Go ahead! Pull her!
(Engine starts)
(Sirens wailing)
Let's get the hell out of here.
The police are coming.
(Sirens wailing)
(Boat engine starts)
(Sirens wailing)
- Uh...
- Are you all right?
Yes, yes.
Just take me away from here.
Come on.
And you can have
your town back again, Lieutenant.
If you should change your mind,
this... this is your home.
No, Brick. I got to go.
I could go to Chicago.
And leave the business?
No way.
You've got a good thing going.
I'll come and visit you.
I have to check
on my interest, remember?
Take care of yourself.
Don't, Brick.
Let's just let it go right here.
(Door opens)
(Door closes)
(Driver) Where to, lady?
- (Car starts)
- Lady?
To the airport.
(Barbara Mason: 'She Did It')
She did is
Yeah, yeah
She did is
Yeah, yeah, yeah
She did is
Yeah, yeah, yeah
She did is
She gos acsion from her masser plan
The little girl went out and got her man
She did is
All y'all
I want to tell ya
She did is
I didn's shink she could
Bus she did is
Yeah, yeah
Somebody's gotta know
She did is
Never would believe
How looks can deceive
Bus you saw yourself
The girl don't need no help
Windy city blew her in
She sook care of seven men
And a little baby girl
Looks like a Jamaican pearl
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
She did it, yeah, y'all
I know I saw her
She did it, yeah, yeah
I didn't think she could,
but you know what?
She did it, oh, yeah
Mmh, somebody, somebody
She did it, yeah, yeah, yeah
She got on down with it
She got action from her master plan
This little girl went out and got her man
She did it, yeah, y'all
I know she did, now