Sometimes They Come Back (1991) Movie Script

The mind holds onto painful
memories for a reason...
trying to keep us from making the
same mistakes over and over.
Some say if you go back to where
a painful memory started...
look at the place, walk through it,
you can get free of the hurt and forget.
Maybe I thought that would happen.
I'll tell you though, it would
have been all right with me...
if I never saw this town again.
But it was the only teaching job I could
get, and I needed it, and I took it.
Oh, Jim, it's lovely.
Pretty good, huh?
- Looks boring.
- No.
Oh, come on, you're gonna love it.
It's much better than Chicago.
Of course, things had changed...
but not much, considering
the years that had passed.
No, not nearly enough to keep
my heart from tightening...
to keep me from forgetting that this was
the town where my brother had died.
The same town my parents fled in
fear and grief when I was nine.
The same. Only the
faces had changed.
Sixteen forty-seven, that's
what it said? Are you sure?
- Sixteen forty-seven Harland.
- Okay.
- Hey, where are all the sidewalks?
- That's the least of our problems.
Well, we don't have to stay.
I'll go back to house painting.
I can start with this
shack right here.
No way. You are not a
house painter anymore.
Well, I might not be much of
a teacher either, you know.
Might be a little rusty
after this layoff.
You'll be fine. It's
just like riding a bike.
- You never give up on me, do you?
- Nope. Never.
Okay, two guys with a truck, come on.
Let's unload this van.
Scott could tell that
Sally and I were afraid.
How many years had I worked and
what did we have to show for it?
I wanted to provide for
him, not put him in danger.
- Good night, pumpkin.
- Good night, Mom.
- Sleep well.
- Okay.
- Good night, kiddo.
- Good night, Dad.
Good night.
- What do you think, on or off?
- Off.
- Sure?
- Yeah.
- Good night.
- Good night.
I have a certain way of
breaking in a new house.
I have to establish my territory.
If I had known the
horror we were facing...
I would have taken Sally and Scott in
my arms like my parents took me...
and run from this town forever.
I hear this new teacher threw
some kid out a window in Chicago.
- No, man, he ran him over with his car.
- No, no, that's not what happened.
The guy got fired because
he went berserk in class.
He picked up a chair and threw...
My fifth class today.
I'm a little out of shape.
Thank God you're seniors.
You'll have mercy on me, I hope.
- So I'll do my best to keep you awake.
- We'd rather sleep.
Well, I can tell this is
not love at first sight...
but you got to live with me and
I got to live with you, so...
let's try to enjoy it, okay?
May I?
There's something you should
know about this class.
- Do you have a name?
- Yeah.
- Do you wanna tell it to me?
- Chip Conway.
Or the Chipster depending
on how close you get.
Now, you see, Mr. Jim, sir,
there's a little...
Hold it. It's Mr. Norman
or just Jim.
Yeah, that's what I said.
This isn't a real class.
You see, most of us in here
are on the football team.
It's a special class for jocks
like me and airhead chicks.
Like Kate.
- I'm not an airhead.
- Yeah, right!
Now, let us cruise and we'll
win you a championship.
Pass us and you'll have one
happy squad of killer stompers.
Yeah! Yeah!
You'll pass, if you do the work.
Pass us anyway.
All right, let's just keep it down.
Hold it down. Hey!
Shut up!
- Sorry.
- No, really, don't be sorry.
I want to apologize for
the jerks in this class.
- Some of us really wanna learn stuff.
- Thank you... Kate? Thank you.
But I do wanna apologize.
I'm just... I'm a little rusty
at this teaching, and...
- I won't be breaking any more sticks.
- I kind of liked it.
I don't know, Mr. Simmons. This guy's
coming down really hard on us.
- We've got a big responsibility...
- Just a moment.
- Mr. Norman.
- Hello, sir.
- So, how was your first day?
- Well, it was fine, sir. Just fine.
Good. If you have a minute,
I'd like to have a quick chat.
- Sure.
- In my office.
Excuse me.
In 27 years, no one had moved
in after my parents and I left.
What was it about this house
that kept them away?
I'm gonna get you, Jimmy.
Got you now.
No, Wayne. Wayne...
Stop, Wayne! Wayne!
Wayne, no. No, Wayne. Wayne, no.
Run, Jimmy, run!
Sally? Scott?
- Hey, it's enough.
- Look!
- Where did you get this?
- You are married to a very clever woman.
You know, this place really has
potential in a bohemian sort of way.
- We went to the thrift store.
- Don't tell him that, Scott.
I spent a tiny bit of Christmas
money, but it's nice, isn't it?
- It's great.
- And, look, I got this. It's an antique.
Wait a minute,
I'll show you the rest.
I saw the perfect place
downtown today.
Honey, this isn't Chicago.
There is no downtown here.
Well, you know what I mean,
over there in the center of town.
It's a vacant store front.
It's perfect for the shop.
Sounds great.
And I've decided, I'm not
gonna do just flowers.
You know, I think in a place like
this, you can't be so specific.
- Are you okay?
- Yes. I'm all right.
I'm really excited about this place.
I think it's a perfect location.
Can I have my train back?
Yep. Why don't you go get the
mitts and we'll play some ball?
- So how was work?
- It was all right.
The principal called me
into his office today.
Said he didn't want a
Chicago incident here...
that I should watch my anger.
I thought you cleared that
up at the first interview.
Well, I think he just wants
me to know he's watching.
And the students seem to know, too.
I hope the stories don't get out of hand.
Come on, Dad!
Coming! We won't be long.
Yeah, well, don't be long.
Dinner's almost ready.
You gonna be here for a minute?
You go... Wait a minute.
We're ready.
Yes. Yes.
Does he sing? No.
Does he dance? No.
Oh, honey, stop.
You're awful.
I don't know.
No way.
- Hey, what's eating you?
- Why can't I go to the library with you?
- Who said you can't?
- Mom.
Yeah? Well, I just talked to mom
and I worked everything out.
If you wanna go, you can go,
but you got to carry my books.
You and me, Jimmy, we're
always gonna stick together.
I got to pay my library fine,
so I'm gonna need your help.
How much is three
times two, times two?
It's 12.
You're the one who's got
the brains in this family.
Here you go.
- We're gonna go through the tunnel?
- Sure. It's faster. Come on.
Hey, buttface,
you're blocking the road.
Sissies with books.
Read me a story, sissy.
Do you wanna get through
this tunnel, kid?
You're gonna have to pay.
- We'll go back.
- "We'll go back."
Nope. No other way except our way.
Right, Vinnie?
- So give us some money.
- Leave us alone.
Hey, look, new sneakers.
Let's see if they can fly.
Can they y?
Now, I'm gonna ask
you one more time.
- How much money you got?
- Twelve cents.
Leave my brother alone!
Vinnie, get this little baby
away from me before I smack him.
Nobody hits me and lives, man.
- Hey, come on, guys.
- Wayne!
Run, Jimmy, run!
Heads up, Vinnie.
Run, Jimmy, run!
He deserved it, man.
You had that coming.
- He had it coming!
- What about him?
- What if he tells somebody?
- Come here, kid.
Let's go! Let's go!
- Let's go! Let's go! Hand me the keys!
- No! No!
- Wayne!
- Get help. Get help. Run!
- Where's the key?
- Find the key!
- Okay, let's go!
- Hey, kid!
- You coward!
- Mueller!
Jimmy, what's wrong?
No! Wayne...
Are you all right?
I thought I heard a child crying.
It was... It was me.
Why don't you come on inside?
I'll fix you a cup of coffee.
In a minute.
Run, Jimmy, run!
You told Coach I had an F coming?
He suspended me!
Well, maybe the message will
get through to you, Chip!
You get an F on your midterm,
the Coach is gonna cut you from the team.
If you give me one more F,
I swear to God, I'm gonna...
Hey, hey, hey, hey!
Look, Chip, I played football, too,
and I did my school work.
Now, you're a smart guy.
You wanna play, just do the work.
You gonna take that, dude?
You're dead, man!
Come on. Come on.
What were you and Chip talking about?
He looked pretty mad.
Oh, no, no, we...
We were just talking.
What is it?
I don't know. Mr. Norman, Jim...
You know how you're saying
that history repeats itself?
I've been thinking a lot about that,
and that really bothers me.
- Why is that?
- I don't know.
Does it have to be the same
story repeated over again?
- I mean, can't we change anything?
- Well, people can change things.
I think that's what makes
a person great is...
guts and the ability to
change the patterns.
I was listening to that "Dust
in the Wind" song last night.
I don't know.
I just don't wanna end up a piece
of dust in someone's eye, you know?
Well, I don't think that's
all you'll be, Billy.
'Cause, you're learning how to think.
That's a good sign.
Hey, do I get extra
credit for thinking?
Billy? Your wallet! Billy?
What are you doing, man?
Come on!
Come on!
What are you guys doing?
Help me! Help me!
Help me!
Billy! Billy!
Oh no... oh no...
You have a new student, period seven,
name's Lawson, Richard Lawson.
He's a transfer from Milford.
You have the room unfortunately.
He can take Billy Stearns' seat.
Mr. Simmons, Billy Stearns was murdered.
I saw it. That car ran him off the road.
No one there saw any
other car but yours.
Just yours.
I don't know what to tell you.
Okay, guys, let's sit down.
Chip, take a seat.
- What's that, an order?
- No, it's a suggestion.
You could take a seat or you
can go talk to Coach about it.
Let's sit down.
Heather, I haven't forgotten
that report you owe me.
Okay, all right.
Are you Richard Lawson?
Live and in person, Mr. Norman.
Just came up from Milford.
Real glad to be here, sir.
One thing you have to know,
in my class, no cigarettes.
No problem, Mr. Norman.
I wouldn't want to do
anything to upset you, sir.
Take a seat.
I can't wait for you to start
teaching me, Mr. Norman.
I hunger for knowledge.
I know we're all pretty upset
about Billy Stearns' death.
So if...
If any of you have anything you
wanna talk about or say...
now's the time to do it.
Mr. Lawson.
Why do you keep staring
at me, Mr. Norman?
I wasn't staring at
you, Mr. Lawson.
Oh, yes, you were, Mr. Norman.
You were looking right at me.
I was not staring at you!
Well, maybe you are unaware of it, sir,
but my old man used to be...
All right, look, that's enough!
You wanna talk about this more,
we'll go down to the principal's office.
- Okay?
- Hey, I'm cool.
Don't let them upset you,
Mr. Norman.
They're idiots.
Thanks, Kate...
Does anybody else have anything
they wanna say about Billy?
If not, we'll go on with history.
Last time, we were talking
about the Middle East.
We were talking about Iraq.
Now, whoever threw this...
I want everybody here to know
I think you're nothing but a coward!
You're a chicken!
Why don't you throw something
at me while I'm looking, huh?
Throw it to my face! Come on,
somebody throw it! Now!
I'll take the class over for a while.
You take a break here.
- It's okay.
- I said take a break, Mr. Norman.
God is there to pay him his clues.
- Wayne, why is he always looking at me?
- Who?
No matter where we sit,
he looks right at me.
This place scares me.
There's nothing to be afraid of, Jimmy.
This is the safest place I know.
Yeah, what a lovely day for the
67th Annual Harvest Day Parade!
You know, all this stuff about Billy's death
brought up a lot of feelings about Wayne.
I'm just trying not
to let it get to me.
I think you're doing great.
I'm proud of you.
Now where's Scotty? Wasn't
he supposed to meet us here?
Hey, balloon for you.
- There you are.
- Dad, look.
- Where did you get those?
- They fell off that pole.
I used to have shoes like
this when I was a kid.
Can I keep them?
I don't know. They probably
belong to someone.
- What do you think?
- Yeah, they probably belong to somebody.
But I found them.
Dad, look, a video store! Can we
get a movie to watch tonight?
I'm gonna go upstairs.
I'm falling asleep, all right?
- Do you want me to carry him up to bed?
- I want you to carry me up to bed.
Come on, Scotty.
- Are you coming?
- Yeah, I'll be up in just a minute.
I wanna see if he gets the girl.
Run, Jimmy, run! Hurry. Go, go!
Run, run, all right!
Go, go, go! Run! Run!
- Run, Jimmy, run!
- Wayne!
Run, Jimmy, run!
You and me, Jimmy, we're
always gonna stick together.
How much is three...
- We're always gonna stick together.
- Nobody hits me and lives, man!
- Hey, kid!
- Run, Jimmy, run!
Oh, Mr. Norman. What are
you doing down here?
Well, I was just taking a little walk.
Maybe I ought to ask you the same thing.
Oh, well, I was just
taking a walk, too.
My mom has a friend over and
we don't really get along.
- I was just on my way back.
- Well, I'll walk with you.
Oh, no. No, that's really fine. I just
live above the cleaners over there.
So... So, see you.
Oh, Kate, you know that old train.
- Does it still run through here?
- Train?
Well, I've never seen a
train and I grew up here.
I guess there used to be one.
Well, be careful.
It's not like I'm lost
in the woods or nothing.
- I'll see you tomorrow, Mr. Norman.
- Yeah.
- Run, Jimmy, run!
- Jimmy!
Don't run!
Help me, Jimmy!
- Are you all right?
- It's just a dream. Just a dream.
Oh, God, it's just a dream.
Promise me you'll come back to bed.
You haven't slept hardly at all lately.
When I sleep, I dream!
I don't wanna dream!
I'm sorry.
It's starting again, isn't it?
Dad, are you okay?
Your father just had a nightmare.
Come on, let's go back to bed.
Stop it.
Stop it.
Come on, Scotty. They can't all be jerks.
You must like at least one of them.
No, they're all mean.
I don't like them.
- Me and all the other kids...
- Hey, that's enough sugar.
- Daddy does it!
- Hey, hey, come on.
Don't tell on your old man.
- Where'd you go last night?
- Nowhere. Just walking around.
- So you never went back to sleep?
- No.
Maybe we should consider
not staying here.
- What are you talking about?
- Jim, I'm not blind. I can't help it.
I'm concerned about you.
I don't want...
Things to start happening again. Maybe
we should just pack up and leave.
We're going back home?
We're not going anywhere.
Now eat your breakfast.
- Do I have anything to say about anything?
- Oh, yeah.
I just want us to be happy.
Coming here was gonna be a new
beginning, not another...
Not another what?
Great! Great!
I got to get to school.
Help me, please, somebody!
Help me, please, somebody!
Remain in your seats after
you finish your tests.
Okay, I'm giving this
Norman guy another 15...
but I think he's got us
on a wild goose chase.
Okay, I'm calling it.
Okay, boys, let's bring it back in.
Everybody check in now. Come on!
Come on, Mr. Norman,
we're gonna break for dinner.
- We'll get back at it later.
- Wait a minute.
- Is there a barn around here someplace?
- Well, yeah.
The old Phelps place is over
there across that creek.
These incidents tend to cluster.
One suicide triggers destructive
behavior in other troubled young people.
I can tell you, it will be the
simple things you do that count.
Trust your instincts.
If someone seems like they're
in trouble, they probably are.
Reach out. Connect with them.
Refer all problems to Dr. Bernardi.
Otherwise, keep everything
smooth and normal.
Come on, we have two
dead children here.
Things aren't smooth
or normal, are they?
And Kate's death wasn't suicide.
She was murdered.
Oh, God...
Mr. Norman? Mr. Norman?
What makes you think Kate's
death wasn't a suicide?
I just know.
I know both these kids were in
our class. Were you close?
Yes, I liked them both, and
neither one of them was suicidal.
It's a matter of record you've had
some emotional problems in the past.
I was just wondering,
how you're handling this.
What are you getting at?
I counsel faculty as
well as students.
If you'd like to meet in
a confidential setting...
What if it's bizarre?
Bizarre in what way?
I have a class to get to.
Excuse me.
Who are you? You don't
belong in this class.
I do now.
I'm a transfer from Milford.
You don't mind if I sit in
this empty desk, do you?
Hey, wait a minute.
That's Kate's old seat.
He doesn't know that.
Or maybe he does.
You got a problem with that, Jimmy?
I mean, Mr. Norman.
- Do you wanna give that to me?
- I'd love to give it to you.
- Jim?
- Yeah, almost through.
There's a boy at the door.
He says he's one of your students.
Did you keep the door locked?
- Yes.
- Okay. I'll handle this.
Who's here?
You get back to your room.
Go on, now!
What's going on, Chip?
What are you doing here?
Listen, I'm not here to
give you a bad time, okay?
There's something
I have to tell you.
- What is it?
- If they do anything...
you got to know that
I wasn't in on it.
I mean, those guys... Mr. Norman,
those guys are seriously crazy.
Lawson and Vincent?
I went out with them
tonight, had a few beers.
You know, and I started talking
about how you were unking me...
and how I was gonna get
you and everything?
What happened?
They took me right up on it.
They said they knew you a long time
ago and they were gonna get even.
They hate you, Mr. Norman.
Chip, do you think they
killed Billy and Kate?
DO you?
Then you have to say so.
You have to tell the police.
No, if they find out I've been
talking to you, they'll...
- They won't know anything.
- Don't you see?
I'm not going back to school tomorrow.
I've got a brother in Kansas City...
- We got to go stop these guys!
- I've got to go, it's not my fight!
I'm just a jock.
- I'm sorry.
- Chip!
We can't keep running from them!
- Jim, what's going on?
- Get back in the house!
- Lock all the doors and get upstairs.
- What the hell is going on?
- I don't want you two to get hurt!
- You're scaring Scotty!
- Oh, for God's sake!
- No!
Hello, Mrs. Norman.
I'm Chief Pappas.
I was wondering if I could have
a few words with your husband.
Thank God! They grabbed one of
my students. You got to stop them.
You wouldn't mind coming down to
the station with me, would you?
Hey, pal!
- Okay, please.
- Come on!
- Hit the road, Chip.
- You're making your Sunday drive, Chip.
You haven't met North yet, Chip.
He just came up from down South.
After you're gone, he's gonna
take your seat in class.
Did you have a nice talk
with Jimmy, Chip?
What did you talk about?
Did you talk about us?
You're gonna have a fun ride, Chip.
Now would you listen to me?
There's this kid, Chip Conway, and if
we don't help him he is going to die.
Those punks have him in their car.
And they're gonna kill him like they
killed Billy and like they killed Kate.
I know. Okay, sir, I know.
You said that.
You see, well, you seem
to know an awful lot.
A lot of stuff that nobody could
possibly know anything about.
Like finding the girl in the barn.
Like just happening to be on hand
when Billy Stearns was killed.
So you tell me, what
I'm supposed to think?
Look, I don't know what
you're supposed to think.
All I know is my
family is in danger.
- From who? Your students?
- Yes!
God damn it, you charge me
with murder or you let me go!
You sit down!
Does my driving scare you, Chip?
Oh, he's a tough man.
He ain't scared of anything!
Still not scared, huh?
No, no, you're cool as a
corpse, right, Chippie?
Well, boys, what's it gonna
take to scare this guy?
- The face.
- Oh, man, the face?
You do it, North.
That's for kids, man.
I'll do it.
Man, we must be bored
doing this crap.
It ain't working, Vinnie. He ain't scared.
Are you, Chippie, you Knucklehead?
Time to rock, jock.
It's Dad!
Dad, how was jail?
Hey, I wasn't in jail, okay? He just
wanted to ask me some questions.
Scottie, go in and finish your
breakfast. You've got school.
They think you killed
Billy and Kate.
- Yeah, but they have no evidence.
- What are you gonna do?
I'm going in to teach. Now,
come on, I want a cup of coffee.
Talk to me, Jim. Why would
they think such a thing?
- Because they're being made to think it.
- By whom?
Please don't shut me out.
We got through your last
breakdown by talking things out.
I don't wanna talk it out,
okay? I'm tired.
I know. You haven't slept for more than
three hours in the last four days.
Look what you're doing to yourself.
I feel as if I'm losing you.
You're not losing me. I just...
I need a little more time, that's all.
I just need some time
to figure this thing out.
It seems another one of your
students did disappear last night.
- I told you.
- Yeah. Amazing.
We'll let you know when
we find something.
Or you let us know when
you remember something.
Say, Jimmy, you remember
North here, don't you?
He decided to come up and
visit when Chip cashed in.
Transferred up from Milford.
Now we can finish
unfinished business, Jimmy.
You always wanted to be like
your brother, didn't you, Jimmy?
- Yeah, dead.
- Very dead.
- You can't run away this time.
- Tonight's the big night, Jimmy.
Don't tell us you don't remember
today's the anniversary?
He probably forgets his wife's.
And speaking of family, how's
that kid of yours, Jimmy?
Bet he's a chicken.
- Just like his old man.
- We'll find out.
See you tonight, Jimmy boy.
Be there or be square, man.
Leave my family out of this!
- Hey, man, what are you doing?
- Come on, don't hurt us.
Hey, be cool, man.
And after that level, you turn
into a rocket. It's really cool.
Well, anyways, see you guys later.
Mommy, help me! Please, help me!
Somebody help!
Help! Please! Help me!
What happened?
Thank God, he's okay.
Some guys in a black
car tried to hit him.
The cops are out looking for them.
- Did anybody else see the car?
- No, just Scotty.
Well, we'll get you inside.
Let's get you cleaned up.
Now you don't have to sleep.
I just want you to rest. Okay?
Can we leave here?
It won't happen again,
Scotty. I promise you.
We're all gonna be fine. Okay?
You know, I have been saving something
for you and I wanted you to have it.
I've just been waiting
for the perfect time.
This was given to me
when I was your age.
And it means a lot to me.
I want you to have it.
Thanks, Dad.
It's cool.
Looking good.
- Didn't you hear me?
- The dryer was on.
You got to listen to me.
There are some punks in my
class and they're after me.
They are the ones that
tried to scare Scotty.
That's what this is about.
They're killers.
They killed Billy, they killed
Kate and now they want me.
Why would kids in your
class wanna kill you?
They're the same guys
that killed my brother.
Jim, how do you expect
me to respond to that?
The boys who killed
your brother are dead.
They were killed by a train. You know
that. How could they be alive?
They're not.
Twenty-seven years ago, today, they killed
Wayne and now they came back for me.
They told me, they're gonna play
this whole thing out again.
Look, I am not crazy.
You got to believe me.
I want you to lock all the doors and
windows and don't let anybody in.
What's wrong?
Excuse me. I need to find a policeman
from about 20, 25 years ago.
- His name was Nell. Officer Nell.
- That'd be Bob Nell.
Right. I got to see him.
It's very, very important.
No, he hasn't been on
the force in years.
He got shot during a burglary
call some years ago.
Almost died, poor bastard.
He's over in Smithfield now,
the retirement home.
I got to warn you, he's
gone around the bend a bit.
Ever since his accident,
he thinks he sees dead people.
- Jimmy Norman!
- My God, you remember me.
You look into a person's eyes,
you always know who he is or was.
I've been waiting for you, son.
Hey, slow it down.
This is a residential area.
Jimmy and Wayne Norman.
- You two were something else.
- Yes, sir, we were.
I know this is gonna
sound crazy, but...
those boys, the ones
who killed Wayne...
I think they're back again.
I know. I saw him.
- You saw who?
- Your brother Wayne.
He needs you to settle it.
There was this routine burglary.
Routine except that
I got shot in the head.
The doctors said I was clinically
dead for over three minutes.
And that's when I saw him,
Wayne, from the other side.
He was waiting,
stuck in that midrealm.
That dimension between here
and one's final destination.
Sometimes, son,
they're in our hearts.
Sometimes they're in our thoughts.
But if they're unhappy enough,
if something's left unsettled...
sometimes they come back.
Those punks told me they had
transferred in from Milford.
I checked. I can't
find any Milford High.
That's because it isn't a school.
- Hey, Mueller! Mueller!
- You coward.
- Welcome to Milford, Jimmy.
- Looking for Mueller, kid?
You're gonna need him
to put this all together.
- Unless we find him first.
- So you better get going, Daddy-O.
You don't have much time.
You're going down tonight, Jimmy!
Tonight, Jimmy!
I'm looking for Karl Mueller.
Who are you?
Jimmy Norman. Wayne
Norman's little brother.
What do you want?
Boy, look at you.
You're the man who punched
my big brother...
knocked him down on the ground and
kicked him when he was defenseless, huh?
Is this what happens to
tough guys like you, huh?
That thing with your
brother was an accident!
Hell, I almost got killed myself.
I just got out right before the train hit.
- Come on, you're coming with me.
- Hey, where are you taking me, man?
Let's go!
Come on, get out!
- What is this? What are we doing here?
- Reliving your past.
Come on!
Mueller, don't you know?
Your buddies are back.
Lawson, Vinnie, North!
For every life they took,
one of them came back.
Seems they're here to finish up some old
business and we're part of the plan.
- You're crazy!
- Yeah?
All right, I'm here with Mueller!
I'm waiting for you!
This is freaking crazy. You're nuts!
I'm getting out of here.
Mueller, come back here!
You coward!
Hello, Mrs. Norman. Can
Jimmy come out and play?
Welcome to the
neighborhood, Mrs. Norman.
Hello, baby!
Nice shooting, Jimbo.
But you can't kill
what's already dead.
All right, come on. Come on,
I'm not running this time.
Good, then we'll see you there.
We wanted to make sure
you were coming, Jimmy.
Bring the wife and kid.
It's fun for the whole family.
Come on, let's go.
- Where are we gonna go?
- Someplace safe.
Come on, come on!
Get inside, come on!
Come on now. You and Scotty
will be safe in here.
My brother promised me.
They were the ones who
killed him, weren't they?
Yeah. And my students.
Why are they after you?
Hey, kid!
- They want revenge.
- For what?
- Something that happened on that day.
- Oh, let's just go.
We could just get in the
car and never come back.
No, they'll find me. They'll
follow me no matter where I go.
I can't keep running.
I have to change what happened,
and then after tonight it'll all be over.
I'm so sorry that I doubted you.
I love you.
I will come back.
So you were the one who took them.
What are you doing here, Mueller?
I've been coming by
this place for years.
I used to park my car across the street
at night and just look at the place.
I watched it fall apart,
just like me.
I never meant anything to
happen to your brother.
You got to believe me. My life's
been hell since that clay.
I know it's crazy,
but I believe what you say.
I believe they're back.
I guess somehow I always
knew they would be.
- So what do you wanna do?
- I'm tired of being afraid.
I'm not gonna be afraid anymore.
Let's do it.
You know, I bet Vinnie
here a whole nickel...
that your old clunker
wouldn't burn rubber, Jimmy.
But I was wrong.
Everything burns.
What do you know?
It's Mueller time.
Is that you, Mueller?
What are you doing, man?
You belong with us, remember?
Look at you. You used
to be cool, man.
- Until your little belly turned yellow.
- My God!
- You got old.
- And ugly.
You stink, but we
missed you, Mueller.
You're gonna stand with us,
just like old times, man.
The gang's all here.
Everybody except for Wayne.
He's a definite no-show.
No! No!
- So, where we going?
- You don't know?
He sure as hell does.
We're going to the tunnel
for old times' sake, Mueller.
But first, I thought we'd stop off at
the old church to see some friends.
- I'm hungry.
- Soon, when your father gets back.
It's Dad!
- Scotty, no.
- Did you light a candle for me?
- What are you waiting for?
- Go ahead.
Yeah, you first, Einstein.
Light a candle for me, Sally!
Come on out here, pretty baby!
Oh, please, Wayne. Please, help me.
I need you. I can't
do this by myself.
No matter what the pain
or the cost, I'll pay it.
Please, please, help me!
Wayne! Please!
Please, help me!
Did you feel that?
I thought I felt someone
trying to come through.
Hey, Mueller,
maybe it was your mama.
Maybe it was your mama, North!
We're gonna come back when we're
welcome, baby, around midnight.
Come on, Mueller.
- Scott?
- Dad's here!
You love your daddy, Scott?
It's a nice kid you
got here, Mrs. Norman.
If you hurt him,
I swear to God, I'll...
Hey, come on, don't hurt the kid!
Shut up, Mueller.
Don't you know, Sally, that
nobody hits me and lives?
You're lucky I have a
date tonight to keep.
Otherwise you and I might have
a little fun of our own! Huh?
It's time to wail, boys.
"How much is three
times two, times two?"
"Oh, that's easy, 12."
"Like I always said, Jimmy, you got
all the brains in the family."
"You're not gonna go through
the tunnel, are you?"
"Sure. It's faster."
Hey, buttface,
you're blocking the road.
Oh, sissy with books.
Read me a story, sissy?
Dad! Dad, help!
- Scotty?
- Dad, help!
Call it insurance, Jimmy.
We wanted to make sure you weren't
gonna chicken out on us this time.
Well, well, well, it's
good to see you, Jimmy.
You know the routine.
- How much money have you got?
- Twelve cents.
Liar. You gonna run and tell on us?
- I'm not running anywhere.
- Good.
'Cause we're gonna finish it this time.
And you're gonna come with us.
Wayne, I know you're
with me. I can feel you.
What's going on?
This. You wanna get through this
tunnel, you gotta pay, get it?
- So how much money have you got?
- Jim!
I told you, 12 cents.
- Mueller, what the hell are you doing?
- Leave him alone.
Vinnie, get this bum out
before I smack him!
What are you doing? You're
not supposed to kill him!
- You're gonna mess the whole thing up!
- Shut up!
He deserved it!
For every life they take,
another can come back, right?
We're gonna have company, boys.
My God!
Now the gang's all here, Vinnie.
- Leave us alone.
- Shut up!
Shut up.
You wanna get through this
tunnel, you gotta pay, get it?
- We're not going back!
- No!
There ain't no other way
back except our way!
I said, leave us alone.
You ain't coming
back this time, kid!
Vinnie, heads up!
Man, nobody hits me.
Oh, my God.
There's no train running
through here anymore.
- Run, Jimmy, run!
- Lawson? Remember this?
This is why you died.
No way.
It's all over, Lawson.
Now you can go to hell!
- Next time, man, there's always next time.
- No, this is it.
Come on. Let's go!
Come on.
Come on. Come on. Run for it.
- Come on, come on.
- No!
- Come on! Come on!
- Hey, kid!
Get down!
- You all right?
- Yeah, I'm okay.
- No, Jim's my dad.
- But that's my cap. I gave it to Jimmy.
I know you did.
And I gave it to my son.
His name is Scott.
He's named after our dad.
I'm your brother, Wayne. I'm Jimmy.
No, that can't be.
Jimmy's my little brother.
- I'm still your little brother.
- My brother's nine years old.
I grew up.
It's been 27 years since...
Since you died.
I don't wanna go back.
Please, I wanna stay.
- I was all alone there.
- I'd do anything to have you back again...
to make up for all
those lost years.
You can't stay.
Then come with me, Jimmy.
Please, Jimmy, I need you with me.
We were always gonna stick
together, remember?
Wayne, please try to understand.
I can't go with you.
I have a wife and a son and
I love them very much.
Jim loves you so much.
But we need him here.
Scotty needs him.
The same way that Jimmy needed you.
I can't go with you, Wayne.
But you won't be alone anymore.
Now that this is over, you're
gonna go to a better place...
where Mom and Dad
are waiting for you.
I love you, Wayne.
And you'll always be in my
heart and in my thoughts.
And one day, we'll be
together again, I promise.
You and me, we'll
always stick together.
Scotty, I want you to hold on
to these and don't lose them.
What are they?
Good luck coins.
My big brother gave them to me.