Stand Alone (1985) Movie Script

I am death.
Come with me.
Make it shoot, grandpa.
Okay buddy, this is it.
I'm ready, I'm ready.
Don't get excited.
Who's excited?
I'm not excited.
Take it real easy.
Remember think ahead.
Now be real gentle.
Start it slow.
Not that slow.
Oh grandpa, it's not turning.
Stay ahead of it.
Pull it back on course.
Now you're getting it.
Mr. thibadeau, would
you turn that thing off?
Mr. thibadeau.
Mr. thibadeau.
Mr. thibadeau, Mr. thibadeau.
Where you going, gordie?
It's not working, grandpa.
I can't stop it.
Batteries must be low.
Give it here.
Dang batteries.
No, it's not the batteries.
It's gonna crash.
It's mayday.
Uh oh.
Lou, can you get gordie to band practice?
He's real late.
Sure, honey.
I thought you weren't gonna be playing
with that tank anymore.
So did Mrs. whitehead.
Can you, Lou?
I'm real late.
Sure thing.
Gordie, run up and get your costume.
It's not a costume.
It's a uniform.
Go on, gordie.
I'll pick up the tank.
Oh gee.
And I wish you'd talk to paddie
about giving gordie all those donuts.
Yes, Meg.
And Louis, no more war stories.
Yes, Meg.
And we're gonna have
rattlesnake for dinner.
Yes, Meg.
Uh huh.
Have a nice day, Lou.
Yes, Meg.
Mr. thibadeau, what in the name
of sweet Jesus is going on around here?
We're in deep shit.
What did you say, gordie?
He said I'm sorry, Mrs. whitehead.
I didn't say that, grandpa.
Child's a bit hard of hearing.
No wonder.
He blows that horn all night long
and he runs that noisy contraption
all over the neighborhood
and now he shot a hole in my window.
I'm sorry.
If this doesn't stop, I'm
gonna have to ask you...
His eyesight, too, Mrs. whitehead.
I gotta take him to a doctor.
They think he has weak eyes.
Well, well.
Who's going to repair my window?
I'll take care of everything, Mrs.
Don't you worry.
I'll be over later.
I know you will.
I know you will.
Goodbye now.
Bye, Mrs. whitehead.
I think she likes you.
Come on, gordie.
We're late.
Why don't we drive?
We need the exercise.
What for?
So you don't have a
heartache before you're 12.
That's why I gave up
drinking and smoking.
Everybody calls you Mr. thibadeau.
Is that because of what you did in the war?
Nah, it's 'cause I'm old.
Gordie, that war is so long
ago, nobody even remembers it.
Paddie still remembers it.
Well, he's old, too.
He says you used to go in
tunnels after the enemy.
He says you're the bravest
man he's ever known.
What were you doing at paddie's cafe?
Eating donuts.
Thought you promised you
wouldn't eat so many donuts.
I didn't have many.
I was visiting paddie.
He showed me the pictures on the walls
of when you and him were soldiers.
Donuts are bad for ya.
He said you used to fight
with a bayonet made of pure ivory.
Do you know what ivory is?
Elephant's teeth.
Well, sort of.
Some people think it's very beautiful
to see something made of ivory,
but you do not make bayonets of ivory.
Bayonets are made of case hardened steel,
so don't believe everything you
hear especially from paddie.
Hey, hey, how you doing?
Where you going?
How you doing?
How you doing, paddie?
How are ya?
How are ya?
What's going on?
Hey Lou, the apple cobbler's fantastic.
You want some?
Sure Polly, thanks.
Well paddie, how are you on
this beautiful sunny morning?
Well, I just discovered the stuff we pour
on the coffee is flammable.
Other than that I'm fine.
How 'bout you?
Can't complain.
Hey, remember that Peterson kid?
The quarterback from central
when we won the conference?
Oh yeah.
Yeah, he was just in here.
You know he's got bright orange hair?
And his girlfriend's got no hair at all.
She shaved it off.
I mean, what the hell is going on?
You want a donut?
Ah, all I do is eat these days.
All right, I'll save it for gordie.
He said he'd been by.
Yeah, he's a good looking kid, Louis.
Starting to look just like his dad.
Yeah, I know.
How's Meg?
She's fine.
The legion is gonna want you
to march again in our parade, you know?
I wouldn't miss it.
You know, gordie's marching this year, too.
With his trumpet.
Oh boy.
Hey Lou, you want that sports magazine?
We've been saving it for you in the back.
I'll get it.
No, no, no, no.
That's okay.
I can use the exercise.
You were right about that cobbler.
It's to die for.
Made it myself.
Hey, you're a capricorn, aren't you, Lou?
I gotta show you our horoscope.
Can't wait.
You know who general
MacArthur was, don't you?
Uh huh.
The man who was just sitting there
was decorated by MacArthur.
Where was that?
In okinawa.
We were there together in '43.
One hell of a marine.
One time the Japanese caught him
putting a charge in a tunnel, you know.
Five of them.
He killed all five of them with a bayonet.
Never said a word.
They found the bodies.
Yeah, that's his picture there.
Yeah, and that's me.
Best of group men I've ever known.
You take care now.
Have a nice day.
Yeah, you too.
Awfully quiet, isn't it, paddie?
Oh yeah.
You know in 17 minutes the hungry ward
from state middle hospital
is gonna push through
that door screaming for lunch.
I'm gonna eat some breakfast.
You want something?
I'm gonna cook you something.
You just relax, read the paper.
It'll only be a minute.
Hey Polly, put
some eggs on for Lou and me.
Nobody here?
He's coming right out.
I ain't got all day, you know.
Oh, he'll just be a minute.
I ain't got time for this shit.
What you looking at?
Is this yours or something?
Don't take the donuts.
What'd you say?
I said put 'em back.
Well who are you, fat man?
Is this yours or something, fat man?
What do you say, is this yours?
These yours?
Well, they're not yours.
Not mine.
Well then why don't you come over here
and why don't you just take 'em from me?
Why don't you take 'em from me?
Come on.
Come over here and take 'em from me.
Come on.
Take 'em from me.
Take the donuts from me.
Mr. thibadeau, please try to lie still
or the doctor can't do his job.
Mr. thibadeau, would you
like something for the pain?
Oh, Mr. thibadeau, this is a hospital.
What did he say, Warren?
He asked for a drink.
He's probably dehydrated.
Let's give him some fluids orally.
Don't go away.
I'll be right back.
Let's see if we can get you up.
How are you feeling, dizzy?
I'm fine.
Well, we took a fist full of
shot out of your throwing arm
so you'll be out of the lineup for awhile.
We'll give you something for the pain.
Thank you.
When can I get out of here, doctor?
You're free to go right now.
We'll get the stitches out next week.
No thanks.
I'll help you get dressed.
No, I can manage.
You've been very helpful already.
What kind of scar is that?
Oh, it's a bayonet wound.
You haven't missed much
in this life, have you?
You up for some visitors?
Do I have a choice?
Dr. Marcus, Dr.
Marcus come to surgery.
Thanks, doc.
Mr. thibadeau, detective isgrow.
Allen park police force.
This is my partner, detective macombers.
How you doing?
How you feeling?
I understand they're
gonna let you go home.
Oh, before I ask you any questions.
That friend of yours, Mr. blowdow.
That guy calls every 15 minutes.
He's really concerned about how you are.
I told him you're okay.
I told him you're on your way home.
He said you'd been shot before.
Long time ago.
You know, the other man at the cafe.
Do you know him?
Never seen him before?
See the guys that shot him?
How many were there?
Two inside, one outside.
Think you'll recognize 'em
if you see 'em again?
Mm hm.
Great, great.
Well, maybe you come down
to the police station.
Look at some pictures.
I don't know.
The spirit is willing, but doc
said I shouldn't drive yet.
No problem.
We'll send a car to get you.
If I can help you, I will.
Thank you.
You know those street
gangs are pretty tough.
Are you kidding?
You're kidding.
This guy's tough.
Mr. blowdow said that you're
a real street guy yourself.
You're a war hero.
You know what it's like to get wounded.
It was a long time ago.
Thanks a lot.
Take care.
Dr. resnick, emergency.
Dr. resnick.
Dr. condose, emergency.
Did you get any stitches?
How many stitches did you get?
Gordie, I asked you to bring the dishes.
Your grandfather's gonna be all right.
There's no need to ask
him a million questions.
Did it hurt, all the bullet holes?
No, no.
Here let me show you.
What about the bad guys?
What bad guys?
The ones who're taking
over the neighborhood.
Now where'd you hear that?
Gordie, go watch TV.
That's probably where he heard it.
What are you gonna do when
you catch 'em, grandpa?
Put 'em in jail for the
rest of their lives.
Why don't you kill 'em?
Adios, so long, goodbye, gordie.
See you later.
Don't watch too much TV.
You know we're proud of you,
Lou, but we worry about you.
I mean, this is supposed to
be a time for you to relax.
Enjoy your life.
Don't worry.
You know you worry too much.
I'm a fast healer, always was.
I'm not talking about that.
I mean, look at this.
Front page of the newspaper.
Meg, if a dog has pups, it's on page one.
What's it say?
I don't have my glasses.
It doesn't say much.
Three gunmen, blah blah blah.
Eyewitness received superficial wounds.
Treated and released.
Well they don't say your name.
I think they're trying to protect you.
Oh, I just think it's
standard policy, you know.
They're protection doesn't
really interest me.
That's probably them.
Wait a second.
You said you were gonna stay home today.
You promised you were gonna
stay home today, Lou.
I feel fine.
They just want me to go
through some pictures.
It won't take long.
I don't know why you have to do that.
I was the only one there.
I wanna help.
I'll see you later.
I don't know if you've
thought this through.
I have.
Nothing at all, huh?
Maybe if you
looked a little closer.
I don't think so.
It'll just take a few more minutes.
Not even a vague resemblance?
I would've said something.
I guess we're wasting our time.
Mr. thibadeau, are you absolutely sure
that you'll recognize these
men if you see them again?
I think so.
What does that mean, I think so?
It means that most
likely but not positive.
I only saw them for a few seconds.
You know Mr. thibadeau,
I think you're having second thoughts.
So far, you've described half the men
in the city of Los Angeles.
I mean, please.
We have nothing.
Absolutely nothing.
Now I just hope you're not having
second thoughts about helping us.
If I can help you, I will.
Look I understand.
I understand.
If you don't wanna get
involved, just tell us.
A lot of people are afraid.
Not, Mr. thibadeau.
I just thought.
I just thought that you might be different.
None of the men I've seen
look like the ones in the cafe,
but I could be wrong.
It all happened so quick.
Thanks for coming in, huh.
Listen, if there's anything
else, we'll let you know.
No, no, I'll take a cab.
I'm sorry.
Hello, paddie.
Hello, Louis.
I didn't know you'd be brought into this.
They just wanted me to
look at some pictures.
I didn't see much.
I probably can't help either.
Mr. blowdow, detective isgrow.
Come on in, have a seat.
I don't see how we can get
self defense out of this, John.
The man had eight bullet holes in his back
and I don't think he could've
been running backwards.
Wait, hold a second.
Let me call you back.
Hey cathryn, how are you?
I'm good.
How are ya?
What are you doing here?
Well, looking for someone
who fixes traffic tickets.
Well it figures I'd run into you.
Oh yeah?
You got a minute for a cup
of coffee or something?
No, I was just gonna
grab a cab and go home.
I had a big day.
Well, wait a minute.
I got a minute.
Let me run you over.
Hold on. - Oh good, good.
How's your boyfriend?
Oh god, don't even bring that up.
Hey, I liked him.
Where'd you get this speedboat?
I earned it
the old fashioned way.
Jesus, cathryn.
Well, so what were you
doing at the station?
I saw a man get shot yesterday.
You too?
I'm okay.
Well, what did they have you come in for?
Well they wanted to see
if I could pick someone out of the books.
Did you?
Tell me about the shooting.
Well there's not much to say.
You know, police said it was
some kind of gang thing.
I don't know.
What happened?
Three men came to paddie's
cafe and they killed a man.
One of them had a tattoo of a skull
with a dagger through it right here.
Had a gold tooth.
I can hardly remember the other two.
I couldn't identify anyone.
Would you?
I don't know.
Louis, you gotta be careful.
I'm serious.
If you testify against one
of these gang members,
they're just liable to come after you.
Well, I think it's over.
Well, maybe it is.
I'll tell you what.
I'm gonna do some snooping around.
Promise you won't do anything
unless you call me first.
Cross my heart.
I'm serious.
All right, all right.
Sound like my daughter in law.
I promise.
Will the head surgical nurse
call the main desk please?
Excuse me.
Are you the nurse that took
care of Louis thibadeau?
Yes, we patched him up
in emergency yesterday.
Are you family?
Yes, and I'm his attorney
and you did a very good job.
He's feeling a lot better.
I thought I'd ask a few questions.
You know, to see what happened.
Well, you should talk to Mr. thibadeau.
We're not really supposed to
discuss a patient's history.
I'm sure you understand.
Yes, of course, but uncle Louis
is so stoic about these things
and you know the police report won't clear
for at least a day or two.
So, I thought I'd ask.
Well, I can't really
tell you much anyway.
I mean, he's a very lucky man.
He was only hit in the arm
and that was superficial.
You make it sound like
there was a lot of gunfire.
Oh good heavens, yes.
They shot up the whole
place with a machine gun.
Mr. thibadeau's injury was only buckshot.
I didn't realize it was that serious.
Well listen, thank you again.
You've been a real help.
It's my pleasure.
And it was a pleasure taking care of Mr.
Rarely see men like him anymore.
Thank you.
Oh, say hi to your uncle Louis.
1 will.
Hey Polly, how are you?
Hi, Lou.
You okay?
Oh sure, thanks.
Paddie's out back.
Il go get him.
Hey paddie, Lou's here.
He looks all right.
Hey slugger, how you feeling?
I felt better.
This place is a mess, paddie.
What'd you do have a party?
Yeah, we cleaned it up
the best way we could.
Felt kind of strange coming in here.
Haven't felt like that in a long time.
Isgrow didn't have anything
good to say about you.
He thinks you're backing off.
I told him what he can do with that one.
Maybe he's right, paddie.
We're not kids anymore.
That was 40 years ago.
He thinks he knows who the killers are.
He might want you to come in there again.
I didn't know that.
Hey, is that you, cathryn?
You got Miranda duty tonight, huh?
Well, we've been waiting for you.
Wanna bring those guys on back.
The lawyer's here.
Which ones?
Those space cadets
from the planet asshole.
Stop being so crude, John.
You people never go home?
I'm going home in a minute.
You must be the reason why
they invented TV dinners, huh?
No, I'm the reason why they
invented the restaurant.
Hey, there's three of 'em.
You're gonna love these guys.
They've been hollering for
a lawyer all afternoon.
Think you might've seen these
guys somewhere before.
Think they were on "night of
the living dead" or something.
Professional zombies.
I hear there was
a shooting at paddie's.
Talk around here is
that they're cocaine cowboys.
These guys are real animals.
They've even killed kids.
Are you kidding?
Would I kid you, baby?
Can't get 'em on anything that sticks.
What are you got here, Johnnie?
Just a simple car theft.
I need the file, John.
Oh shit, I'll get
it for you out front.
I'll be just outside.
You need anything, just
holler and I'll nuke 'em.
Good evening.
Do you speak english?
Speak english.
You speak english?
I'm cathryn bolling from
the public defenders office.
Hey lady, America is okay.
Until you are represented by
a court appointed attorney.
No, no, no court rep, no.
We have rights here in America, you know.
You know they think that we stole car,
but we don't steal no car.
Your rights will be.
Here's the file, cathryn.
He lend it to us.
No, no, no, no.
Wait okay, wait, wait, wait, wait.
You need anything?
He lend it to us.
I'll do what I can.
He wants to know what
you wanna do for him.
He don't no do nothing.
He no murderer.
I do nothing.
So why don't you let us go home?
You understand?
You can't keep us here.
It's bolling.
I just saw Santos, carrero and Lopez.
You're gonna have to
take me off of this one.
You're gonna need bilingual.
I know, yeah.
Okay, okay.
Yeah, goodbye.
Dodgers trailing by a run here
in the late innings.
The expos sending up a right
hander in a pitch hitting role.
We'll see if lasorda goes to a lefty.
Yeah, that's exactly what he's doing.
Wanna see someone from the
public defenders office?
Yeah sure.
Are you detective isgrow?
That's me.
I'm cathryn bolling.
I'm a friend of Louis thibadeau.
Oh, do you believe the Dodgers?
Listen, nice to meet you.
Please, have a seat.
Thank you.
That's my partner, detective macombers.
How do you do?
I'm gonna ask a favor of you.
What can I do for you?
Please don't bring
thibadeau down here again.
Excuse me?
I'm afraid I don't understand
what you're talking about.
Your witness has no idea
what a cocaine cowboy is.
Why haven't you told him?
Well frankly, I didn't see
what difference it would make.
I've known this man all my life
and I know you're putting the screws to him
and I'm just asking you not to.
Listen miss bolling, your
friend is supposed to be
some kind of war hero, right?
Well if he's that kind of guy,
he's gonna do the right thing.
Now, he saw a murder.
He saw a murder and I expect
him to identify the man.
Now believe me, I'm not
asking him to do anything
that I wouldn't do or that you wouldn't do.
These people are drug dealers.
They're killers.
And my partner and I risk our lives.
We put our asses on the line
everyday in the street.
I need all the help I can get.
Now please, please.
Let's not you and me
have any problems, okay?
Look, you're a public defender.
You defend the criminals.
I bust 'em.
We'll see each other again.
Say, do you like baseball?
Why don't you turn the game on?
Oh god, I'm never gonna get out of here.
Farley, d.A.'S office.
Tom, it's cathryn.
Can you check on something for me?
There were three males that
checked into county today.
Yeah, the name of Santos,
carrero, and Lopez.
Let me see if there's a file on 'em.
Hold on.
Can you hurry please?
Thank you.
Okay, I got it.
Come on, what
were they booked on?
Let me see.
They were initially stopped for
exceeding the speed limit.
Five of them in the car.
Two of them took off on foot.
Car was reported stolen
and three were arrested.
One has no identification
papers of any kind.
Mr. zero goes to the feds tomorrow.
Thank you very much.
And the other two have
Florida driver licenses.
We're checking those out.
If they check, they walk tomorrow.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
I thought you said there was a stolen car.
The owner doesn't wanna file a complaint.
He's scared.
Tom, how long can you hold off?
It's a 48 hour clock.
It started running at noon.
Will you keep them that long?
Can you tell me why we should?
Tom, would you just do me this favor?
Just hold 'em as long as you can.
I'll do what I can.
All right, thanks.
He's not gonna go for it.
Would you tell him?
He's gonna set someone free
who's gonna go out and kill somebody.
Would you tell him?
Give him my telephone number
just in case he changes his mind.
Cathryn, hello.
Come onin.
I know it's early.
Oh, it's okay.
It's been awhile.
Is Louis here?
I need to speak with him right away.
Oh yeah, he's in the
backyard with gordie.
I'm sorry 'bout what happened.
Yeah, well Louis seems to be all right.
We're all okay.
So I guess we can just forget about it now.
I don't think you can.
Well, hello.
This is a surprise.
You see this is what happens to you
if you study real hard and
do all your homework.
I don't wanna be a girl.
So what are you doing?
Fixing my tank.
Come on, it's time for you
to clean your room before we go, huh.
Oh hell.
What did you say?
What did you say?
I didn't say anything.
What did he say? - I didn't hear.
I didn't hear anything.
No, sure.
Come on.
Meg, I need you to stay
here and listen to this, too.
Go on, sweetie.
What is it, cathryn?
Louis, I've been thinking about this
and I think you and Meg should consider
leaving the house and the neighborhood.
Not for long.
Louis, isgrow has not been
totally honest with you.
We don't have to talk about this now.
Oh yes we do.
Talk about what?
About what happened at the cafe.
I don't wanna hear it.
Well, maybe I wanna hear it.
Louis, you have no idea what
you're getting yourself into.
I know exactly what I'm getting into.
Louis, what you saw has nothing
to do with a street gang.
Oh, come on.
What do you want?
What you saw was an assassination, Louis.
Professional killers.
And they have no problems killing people.
Dammit, cathryn, you have
no business coming out here
scaring the wits out of my family.
Louis, I have something for you to read.
Would you let her talk, Louis?
Look at this.
Most of them are illegal aliens
and they're part of this
drug smuggling ring
and they'll kill anybody they want.
What do you want?
You want me to shake in my shoes?
Is that what you want?
Did you know about this?
I haven't done anything to them.
They're not gonna do anything to me.
Lou, would
you take this seriously?
I take it very seriously but
I'm not running from anyone.
I'm not saying you're
running from anyone, Louis.
Louis, they kill entire
families over drugs.
Now what are you gonna do about it?
Farley, it's cathryn.
Where do we stand?
They're legal.
So what?
We're letting them out.
Come on, hold 'em for me.
Why not?
I can't keep them any longer.
48 hours is the limit.
Just give me one reason.
I can't tell you anything else.
I just I gotta have another day, please.
All right.
They walk at noon tomorrow.
All right, thanks.
Allen park police department.
Sargent silver.
Let me talk to detective isgrow.
One moment please.
Homicide, William speaking.
Isgrow, please.
Detective isgrow is
not here at the moment, sir.
I have to speak with isgrow or macombers.
Let me see if I can find 'em.
Please hold.
Detective isgrow, please.
Please, isgrow.
isgrow is not at his desk.
I have to put you back on hold.
What are you doing?
Shut up and drive.
Look, look, see those men.
Put your seatbelt on.
Oh, I'm gonna be sick.
Oh god.
Oh god.
It's okay, lady.
It's okay, lady.
Don't worry.
All I want you to do is just drive me up
the road a little bit.
Okay, okay, okay, okay.
All right.
Are they following us?
Those three men, they
were trying to kill me.
You know that?
Oh no.
No, no, no, no, that's all right.
Take it easy.
I don't wanna die.
They're not after you.
They're after me.
I don't wanna die.
I don't wanna die.
Take a left up here, will you please?
Just turn left.
Turn left over here.
I don't believe
this is happening.
I knew I should've meditated today.
Oh god, oh god, oh god.
Joe will never believe me.
Okay, just leave
me off down the block.
Okay, you have a nice day now.
You live here?
My friend's place is around the corner.
Get out of here.
I'm going, I'm going.
Move it.
What's the matter, Louis?
Call the police.
They're coming behind me.
They're almost here.
No, no.
Let me out the back door and call isgrow.
Don't go back there.
The door won't open.
Get down behind the counter there.
By the cooler.
No one move.
Can I get you something?
They're gone, Louis.
You all right?
I'm gonna go call the police.
Don't call the police.
Just don't call the police.
You're detective isgrow.
I'm Meg thibadeau, Louis
thibadeau's daughter in law.
Nice to meet you.
I wanted to talk to
you about the shooting.
All right.
Ma'am, I don't mean to be rude,
but can it wait until tomorrow morning?
No, it's something I
wanna talk about now.
All right.
What do you have to say?
Do you have a family, detective isgrow?
Ma'am listen, we've been working
since six o'clock this morning.
We're real tired...
I asked if you had a family.
Is that a difficult question?
No, yeah, I got a family.
I do, too.
You need my father in law.
I need him, too.
I want you to leave him alone.
I need him to testify.
I can understand how you
love him very much.
He's a very nice man.
He's more than that to my son and me.
He's all the family we've got.
And your coming down here is
not making my job very easy.
They'll kill him, won't they?
Promise me you'll leave him alone.
All I can promise you is
that I will do everything,
everything I can to protect him.
That's all I can promise you.
Coming through.
Don't work too hard.
Hey man, a cigarette.
Bad for your health.
Get cancer.
See if I care.
You're okay.
Yeah, you ain't.
You guys are gonna love me for this.
Nice tattoo you got there, chief.
How's the diet coming, morty?
Still thinking about it.
Yeah, looks it.
Hey, isgrow?
You guys still looking for
the guy with the tattoo?
Well, I got 'em back there.
What are we gonna do?
Tough one to call.
Call thibadeau.
Cathryn bolling.
Senor ruiz.
I come.
I talk to you.
At the station.
Hello morty, I have a witness.
A Mr. ruiz coming in tomorrow.
Is that a problem?
No, no, no problem.
We'll have someone come in and take care
of all the translation.
You coming in tomorrow morning?
I'll get there a little bit before 10.
You know who the complaint
is gonna be filed against?
What's that?
Antonio Santos and Roman carrero?
Wait a minute, wait a minute.
Whoa, hold it, hold it.
Oh yeah.
Listen, I wouldn't break a leg
coming over here tomorrow.
They're already both downstairs.
I guess we have them for murder.
We have an eyewitness coming in.
Oh, where's isgrow?
Bringing in the eyewitness.
Would you tell him to wait?
Would you please tell him to wait for me?
Hey Johnnie.
Go 'head, just step up to the glass.
They're not gonna recognize you.
Nobody's gonna see you.
Go on.
This lineup's a bit irregular.
Yeah, the courts were asleep.
Don't worry, it's gonna fly.
It's not gonna make any
difference, believe me.
I hope so.
I know so.
Mr. thibadeau.
Mr. thibadeau.
How we doing?
Need more time to think about it?
No, that's him.
Great, that's great.
Let's write him up.
Hey, you can't go in there.
I don't want you in here.
Louis, don't sign that.
Please don't sign that.
Lady, you gotta get out of here.
Cathryn, I'm sorry.
No, Louis, they're
gonna go to jail anyway.
There's a family that's gonna come
in tomorrow morning at 10:00 A.M.
They're gonna file a complaint.
You don't have to get involved.
Macombers, get her out of here.
Let's just keep your head on all right.
Mr. thibadeau, look.
I can arrest you for obstruction.
Just hold on. - You're out of line.
Louis, they don't care about you.
Don't you know that? - That's not true.
Louis, come here.
Do you see this man? - Wait a second.
Wait a second.
You know you're not supposed to do that.
Now get out of here.
Do you know what's gonna
happen to him tomorrow?
They're gonna let him out at 12 o'clock.
Louis, he's gonna know that his friend
has been identified by the only witness.
The only witness of that murder, Louis.
Now we've got him on a car theft rap.
You don't have to sign anything.
You don't have to get involved.
He's gonna go to jail.
Great, that's just wonderful.
That guy's gonna be out on the street
in less than a week for a car theft.
Maybe even less time than that.
That man happens to be a killer.
You want him walking the streets, lady?
Oh, it's okay if he kills thibadeau
as long as you get your testimony first.
Is that right?
Get her the hell out of here.
Damn you.
Shut up.
Just shut up.
Just shut up.
Everybody just shut up, all right.
Cathryn, cathryn look.
That's the man, cathryn.
That's the man.
Louis, you don't have to get involved.
You don't have to sign anything.
Please, listen to me.
Yes, I do.
Give him the pen.
I have to.
Just sign here.
I'll tell you what.
If you want that other guy off the street,
you just sign another one of those.
Just sign it.
Just say that that man was there.
Believe me, I'll put that
son of a bitch behind bars.
No problem.
You really oughta do it.
I've never seen the man before.
Cathryn, don't you understand?
Hey, hey kid.
Get away from them.
You know where summer street is?
Here, come here.
Hey, hey, I'm kinda lost, you know.
Can tell me where 3715 summer street is?
What's the matter, grandpa?
I thought that Van.
They just wanna know
where summer street is.
I don't know where it is.
Come on, gordie, we're gonna be late.
You all right, grandpa?
I'm fine, gordie.
I just thought that.
Go 'head with your mother.
See ya, grandpa.
Bye Lou.
Mr. thibadeau.
Mr. thibadeau.
Mr. thibadeau.
What in the hell was that?
Sounded like a gun.
Was it you, Mr. thibadeau?
I thought it came from over there.
Listen to me, Mr. thibadeau.
We know what you've been going through,
but there's no call to be firing guns
around the neighborhood.
Now, we're all with you.
Heavens, we've all helped
each other in the past.
If you ever need anything,
you know we're all here.
But Lou, this is a quiet neighborhood.
There's no reason to be
running around with guns.
I'm sure that you're right, Mrs.
Well, all right.
If you need anything, you just call.
Come on, sweet pea.
You get to go home now.
Wanna put a
car on thibadeau's house?
I don't know.
They don't know where to find him
and we don't wanna send up any flags.
No, no.
No car.
Wanna get some lunch or something?
Some Chinese food?
No thanks.
What you gonna do?
Stand in the window and
look at him all day?
Hey, let's get some of that duck you like.
It'll make you feel better.
You go ahead.
Just bring me something back.
I was talking to isgrow.
You better be a little careful.
I'll be all right.
I don't know if I would've done that.
Well, it's too late now, isn't it?
If you need anything, call me, all right?
You call me.
I'm proud of you, Lou.
Polly, bring Lou a piece of pie, will ya.
Got it.
See ya, paddie.
Goodnight, Polly.
Thanks for sticking out with us, Polly.
That's okay, but be careful, paddie.
See you tomorrow.
Get out of here.
You get out of here.
This is my house.
You get out of here.
Get out of here.
Get out of here.
Don't talk to me like that.
Somebody get that.
I'll get it.
I can't hear you.
Who's this?
Who's this?
What is it, gordie?
I think we got a prank, grandpa.
All right, hold on a moment.
Who is this?
What'd they say?
I don't know.
Hello, can I help you with anything?
Watch out.
You all right?
Are you sure?
Mr. thibadeau, we'll be keeping
a car across the street.
Thank you.
They're on their way right now.
All right.
What's gonna happen now, grandpa?
I don't know, gordie.
We're leaving, Louis.
Gordie and I are leaving.
I'm getting him out of here.
Gordie, I put some clothes
and stuff in a bag for you, sweetheart.
Go upstairs and see if there's
anything else you want.
We're just gonna go for
a little while, honey.
Go ahead.
Go 'head, gordie.
I'm sorry.
You're sorry?
He could've been killed.
What have you been thinking?
We could all be dead.
Will you look at that, Louis?
I don't know why, Meg.
I don't know how to explain it to you.
It's just something I had to do.
I never thought that.
Will you go with us, Louis?
Please, will you go with us?
This is my house.
Damn you.
Why'd they shoot at us, grandpa?
They're trying to make us afraid, gordie.
Are you afraid of them, grandpa?
I don't think so.
How's he doing?
Well, they really beat
him up pretty badly,
but he'll pull through.
He's a tough old goat.
I am worried though, Mr. thibadeau.
He seems very depressed.
Oh, not about his injuries,
but he's told me quite a bit
about the war and the two of you.
I don't think I follow you.
He feels he's betrayed you, Mr.
He's telling everyone he
doesn't deserve to live.
Talk to him.
I understand.
Where in here?
Right here.
Hello, paddie.
Boys from legion called me.
They're all rooting for you.
They'll be over soon as they can.
I'm sorry, paddie.
I'm goddamn sorry.
I don't know what to say.
I'm just goddamn sorry.
I told them everything, Louis.
Your name, your address.
Your friend couldn't keep his mouth shut.
I didn't wanna tell them
but I couldn't help it.
It's not you, paddie.
You did fine.
We're all proud of ya.
I'm afraid I let you down, paddie.
I owe you, paddie, and I won't forget.
You gotta leave.
They want ya.
Sh, sh, sh.
They didn't kill me
because they want you.
I know.
I know.
So why didn't you call?
I had to hear things from isgrow.
Where's Meg and gordie?
They left last night.
They're in long beach at a friend of Meg's.
What about that patrol
car they assigned you?
Where are they?
It's out there.
Sometimes they drive around the block.
So what are you gonna do?
Well, I don't think I'm gonna leave
if that's what you came here to ask me.
So you're just gonna sit here
and feel sorry for yourself?
Is that your plan?
I don't expect you to
understand, cathryn.
Then that means you're gonna stay.
Well then, so am I.
What do you mean?
Well, if you're gonna
stay, I'm gonna stay.
You can't stay.
Why not?
You can't stay.
Then throw me out.
Louis, come on, sit down.
Oh Christ.
Lou, I've known you all my life.
I've looked up to you.
Because of you, I am what I am today.
I put everything out on the line for you.
Now if you stay here,
they're gonna kill you.
What about Meg and gordie?
Have you thought about
what they would've done
if you weren't here?
I've thought all about this.
I just don't know what to do about it.
Maybe I thought I was someone else.
Now in the war, I was decorated
by general MacArthur.
It's funny how you remember some things.
I remember him watching out in front
of the formation in Manila.
We were all standing in the rain.
A couple of thousand of us.
He stopped right in front of me.
I was 19.
You know what he said?
God bless you, Mr. thibadeau.
You make me proud to be an American.
I almost cried.
You know I tried to do this right
and I've done it all wrong.
It's over, Lou.
It's over.
I know.
Things are not as clear as they used to be.
Detective isgrow, please.
Louis thibadeau.
No, no, no, no, everything's fine.
Very quiet.
I appreciate that.
Look, I don't think you need 'em anymore.
Well, I'm gonna be with my
daughter in law and grandson
and some friends of hers.
I think it's better if I waited out there.
Yeah, I know, yeah.
So you can whistle your boys back in.
Yeah, all right.
Uh huh.
Thank you.
I'm gonna go upstairs and pack a few things
and then we'll get out of here.
Did you lock up?
Mm hm.
The windows closed?
So, I'll see you when I
get back, all right?
You still like that Mexican restaurant?
Yeah, yeah.
I haven't been there in a long time.
Yeah, I'd like to go there.
Oh, are you leaving, Mr. thibadeau?
Yes, I am, Mrs. whitehead.
Oh, I'm so sorry for you
and Meg and little gordie.
But you're doing the right thing.
Yeah right.
Heavens who knows what might happen next
and we can't have this kind of thing
happening around the neighborhood.
And think of your family.
I'm sure you'll agree.
Yes, you're right, Mrs. whitehead.
Come on, Lou, we gotta go.
Good luck, Mr. thibadeau.
Thank you.
And we'll look after your house
for you while you're gone.
Appreciate that.
Everybody loves you, Lou.
Cathryn, I wanna thank
you for everything.
This will all be over very soon.
You know what, Lou?
She was right.
You are doing the right thing.
Now you take care, okay?
You too.
Be good.
I'll call you from long beach.
Now get out of here.
Hey, can I help you?
I'm looking for someone.
The hell you want, huh?
I am death.
Come with me.
Come with me.
I am death.
It's cathryn.
I thought I'd call and see
how you guys were doing.
We're fine.
How's Louis?
Louis isn't here.
Where is he?
I don't know.
He didn't call here today.
We haven't talked to him.
He went back.
I'm gonna try to call him
and then I'll call you back, okay?
No, don't touch.
No, don't touch.
Put the gun down.
Put it down.
Get on your knees.
Oh shit.
Operator, give me the police.
Run, cathryn, run.
Louis is inside.
Don't shoot.
Hostage in the house.
Hold position.
Gordie, wait.
Everybody hold it.
Nobody move.
Hold your fire.
Hold your position.
I'll check the house.
1 got ya, I got ya.
Easy, easy.
Just sit down here, okay.
How you doing?
Okay, I'm gonna take the knife.
It's okay.
It's okay.
I'll be right back.
I'm gonna get the doctor.
Now don't move.
You okay?
Oh my god.
It's over, gordie.
Meg, I'm sorry.
Lou, it's okay.
Cathryn, I had to do it.
I had to.
I know, Lou.
I know, but it's okay.
It's okay now.
He shot me.
He shot me.
We should get him to a hospital.
Okay, Mr. thibadeau,
we're gonna get you up.
One, two, three.
Easy, easy.
Here we go.
Come on, Mr. thibadeau.
It's all right.
It's okay.
No, no, no.
I don't wanna lay down.
I may not get up.
Let me walk.
I'll walk with you.
Let's go.
It's all right, it's all right.
Let me ask you, what's his name?
Everything's gonna
be all right, Mr. thibadeau.