The Fix It Boys (2017) Movie Script

Jim once told me
that life is about change.
Not just change, but how
we respond to change.
I didn't know what
he meant at the time.
But I'm beginning to understand.
This old junk around
here is just a remnant
of a once mighty salvage yard.
It was how my
parents made a living
and how my brother
Ben and me lived.
The memories we made here
echo from every
corner of this place.
Stop pulling Ben.
BEN: You stop pulling.
not my computer!
BEN: We don't need your
fancy computer anyways.
speak to me right now.
Hard times affect
everyone though.
And when my parents closed
the gate to the junk business,
it felt like the door to my
childhood closed with it.
Ben's gone now.
Don't worry, he didn't
die or anything.
I guess he'd just
rather spend his summer
helping screw up kids
at some camp somewhere
than spend it at home
with his only brother.
At least I've got these old
memories to keep me company.
BEN: Whatever you need fixed,
Fix It Boys can put the
pieces back together.
That's our business motto.
So you need us to find the
missing pearls for you then?
Little did I know that
one particular memory
was about to resurface
and change the hearts
of a few wayward boys.
River Trail Junction?
This is a goose chase.
Gentlemen, leaf A represents
our current starting position.
Our first obstacle will be these
hazardous limestone ledges,
represented here.
Then we will continue
our trek here
to the checkpoint Bravo.
From there, we will...
What are you
talking about dork?
It's just some dumb sticks.
The sticks and the
leaves are symbolic artura!
What'd you call me?
It's Spanish, from my
modeling stint in Mexico City.
Well it's still
just some dumb sticks.
You really
shouldn't agitate him.
What does that mean anyhow?
(SCOFFS) Appropriate.
Word on the street
is that he actually
likes to hurt puppies.
(SCOFFS) What street?
You look like you
live in your basement.
Basements happen to
be ideal environments
for scientific experimentation.
Okay guys, got
your stuff packed?
My brother should
be here any minute.
STANLEY: Hey what?
Whoa, look at that guy.
That's my brother.
He does look quiet Salian.
You guys wait here.
I knew we should have
adjusted that kick stand.
And this is all
your fault anyway,
you didn't even
fix the dumb bike.
I've been driving on
that bike two hours
in this heat, and I have
no idea why I'm even here.
Come on, there's some
people I want you to meet.
And I can't even feel my butt.
You guys, meet
my brother Cricket.
(LAUGHS) You have a nice trip?
It would've been nicer
if I knew I was coming
all the way out here in
the middle of nowhere.
I thought you were going to do
your helping back at the camp?
Small change of plans.
We decided to go
camping instead.
You know I don't camp.
You know what's in these woods?
The complete absence of internet,
indoor plumbing, security.
Essential heating or cooling.
Humidity plays
havoc with my hair.
I've got your
havoc right here.
And you want me to
do it with these kids?
Huh, given the
weight of our packs,
this might actually
put us at checkpoint B,
seven minutes later.
look, it's raining.
Better figure that
into your map.
Can't you do your helping
just as good back at the camp?
Us counselors thought taking
the kids out in smalls groups
into the woods would give
us more individual time.
They're good kids.
Here, I'll show you.
Guys, say hi to my brother.
Hi, Marty is it?
Where did you get those
fine tooth specimens?
Are they part of a collection?
Yeah I collect 'em
all from the last kid
who asked me a stupid question.
You appear to be a
possible intellect.
It'll be nice to have an
actual human to talk to.
I heard bears and pinions
when I hiked the Andes
Mountains in Africa.
The Andes Mountains
are in South America.
I meant the Himalayas.
The Himalayas are in...
Alright guys, we
better get going
if we're gonna make it
to camp by nightfall.
Where's Marty?
What's he doing up there?
I don't know.
Come on Marty, let's go.
Get down from there.
Come on Pierce, push me.
Push me, push me, come on.
Alright, let's take a break.
Get me outta here.
You really think
this is doing any good?
Well, just follow the
compass north to the river.
No, I mean being out
here with these kids.
Suppose it doesn't
seem like it.
Marty there, he's the tough one.
I really think deep down
he's got a tender heart
but he just uses his toughness
to keep himself
from getting hurt.
Also keeps everyone
else from getting close.
And there's Pierce, who's
a bit stuck on himself.
Like someone I used to know.
He's a habitual liar too,
so don't believe too
much of what he says.
I was wondering about that.
What about little
Einstein over there?
Stanley, he's a walking brain.
He thinks he's got the
answers to everything.
That's what tends to
get him in trouble.
Hey watch it dork boy.
I apologize Marty, I
was trying to calculate
our current position, as
I feel we're off course.
Who's gonna apologize
for messing up my shirt?
Alright guys, break it up.
It does seem like we shoulda
come to the river by now.
You sure that thing's
working right?
Should be.
Maybe there's
something in your pocket
throwing off the magnetic pole.
Let me check.
I forgot these were in there.
Cricket, where'd
you find these?
At the old headquarters.
What's the big deal?
Don't you know what these are?
Just some fake pearls
for playing dress up.
Relic from a phase
of your youth.
First of all that
wasn't my phase.
Second, don't you remember?
These are the pearls.
You mean the lost, prison,
stakeout, divorce,
Fix It, pearls?
This is so lame.
Their vocabulary is abysmal.
Uncle Jim.
He'd be happy we
finally found 'em.
The stake out,
it was a good plan.
- It caught the thief, kinda.
- Excuse me for interrupting
this touching moment,
but what are you two
even talking about?
Yes, did I hear
you mention a thief?
And prison?
Think we should
tell 'em the story?
They wouldn't be interested.
Let's get to that river.
(SIGHS) The river at last.
Now east.
Large fellow,
have you ever seen
such a beautiful three
leaf plant before?
I wouldn't.
You two messing with me?
That was poison ivy.
I know.
I can't go another step.
I concur.
Wasn't the objective
to camp by the river?
Here's a river.
Really, how far into the outdoors
do we need to go anyway?
Alright, alright.
There's a level spot over there.
Let's camp there for the night.
(SIGHS) The smell of fresh air.
Hey get that
stink away from me.
I'm curious, does the story
that you previously cited
that we wouldn't
be interested in,
involve science, by any chance?
Who cares about that.
Does anyone get clobbered?
And most importantly,
is there any
good looking adventurous
people in it?
If you're gonna tell
it, tell it right.
Start at the beginning.
Guys, what I'm about to tell you
isn't just any old
campfire story.
It's a story of mystery,
adventure and danger,
all rolled into one.
It all began about five
years ago back at our home
at the Jungle of Gold junkyard.
Jungle of Gold?
The name of our
parents' junkyard.
And the location of our
Fix It Boys headquarters.
BEN: Although
it was a junkyard,
we never really thought
of any of it as junk.
For us, it was a place of
mechanical treasures and wonder.
With a last name like
Junk, I guess you could say
we were born to do
this sort of work.
Our parents were
on the road a lot,
so they relied on Uncle
Jim to look after us.
Baby I need you like a
spark plug needs a wire
BEN: Though sometimes I
think us looking after Uncle Jim
is what my parents
really had in mind.
Growing up around all that
junk, I mean treasure,
we learned how to fix
just about anything.
And I'm not just talking
about toy wagons,
but important stuff too.
We became so good in fact,
that we opened our
own Fix It business.
Whatever you need fixed,
the Fit It Boys can put
the pieces together.
That was our business motto.
Until that hot July morning,
I didn't think there wasn't
anything we couldn't fix.
Boy were we wrong.
And that's where
the story begins.
Are you putting grease
in your hair again?
Don't be ridiculous.
It's motor oil.
Can't improve on perfection.
And your transmitter
looks goofy, by the way.
Perhaps however, unlike
most of your gadgetries,
my wireless modem
actually works.
You won't think it's
so silly when I land us
some Fix It business
this summer.
BEN: Now you'd probably
assume that Cricket was
the brains of the operation.
We could use some new tread.
And I was just the
incredibly handsome,
muscular brawn of the team.
brother, humility Ben.
Okay, I'll admit that
my mechanical innovations
have been know to go
a little, haywire.
Like the time I rewired the
courthouse for the mayor.
I'm telling you
it's the this one...
No, it's this one.
I'm telling you,
this is the one
that will turn off the lights.
But this one is marked
security checkpoint.
Well then it's labeled wrong.
So would you just
trust me for once?
Oh, it's bang.
I've been telling you
we need to build solar
panels for headquarters.
Yeah, that's easy.
You know Cricket, I've been
thinking about this summer.
And I think I know what we need.
A firizer signed
for your hair?
A challenge, I mean a
real Fix It challenge.
Wasn't designing the
prosthetic leg for the Yoder kid
last summer challenge
enough for you?
Yeah, but the
part's already there.
All we did was put it together.
We made it from
a Rex 72 Pinto.
GIRL: Hello in there.
Uncle Jim's in
charge of car parts.
It's just some girl.
Could be our first
customer of the summer.
What do you want?
Well that's not a very nice
way to welcome a visitor.
Can't you say something
nice, like hello, how are you
or how about welcome,
we're the Jungle Junk Boys.
I hate that name.
Okay, welcome.
We're the Fix It boys.
Now what do you want?
My name is Mary Beth Anne
and I have something
that needs to be fixed.
You have three first names.
It's just kinda weird.
You're one too talk.
A customer?
She's just a kid though.
Is her money green?
What color's your money?
The color of a princess'
eyes in a field of clover.
I love what you've
done with the place.
Nice cross.
It's a wireless modem.
I've been looking for that.
Hi, I'm Cricket and
this is my brother Ben.
How can we help you?
Well first I would
like to thank you
for seeing me without
an appointment.
I don't recognize
you from school.
I'm homeschooled.
I found you online.
You have a wonderful
internet presence.
And your knack for
mechanical betterment
is practically legendary.
It is.
I even heard you
mastered a Rubik's Cube.
It's quite simple actually.
We simply disassembled a cube
and put the pieces back
together the correct way.
Even so.
What is it you need
us to fix for you?
My parents, you see,
they're getting a divorce.
I'm sorry, but we don't
do marriage counseling.
It doesn't matter, 'cause
they already done that.
And what happened?
Well it all began when we
first started going to church
near our home.
And the preacher there,
Pastor Murphy, saw right away
that my parents'
marriage was in trouble.
So he counseled them.
Things seemed to get
better for a while.
And they just got worse again.
I'm very sorry, but
as I said we don't...
Would you let her
tell the story already?
As I was saying, one
night Pastor and his wife
came to try talking with
my parents one last time.
Love is patient, love is
kind, it does not boast.
talked for a long time.
He read to my parents
from his Bible a lot too.
But you see we never had
gone to church much before,
so I didn't hardly
understand anything
of what he was saying.
PASTOR: It keeps
no record of wrongs.
MARY: And I don't think
my parents did either.
Love does not delight in evil,
but rejoices with the truth.
God's word is here to
help your marriage.
Did it help, the
Bible stuff, I mean?
Dad just got
angry and Mom cried.
Ben, conference.
Excuse us a moment.
What is it?
This stuff, it's out of
our field of expertise.
She's not asking us
to fix her moped.
She's asking us to save her
parents' from getting a divorce.
A divorce!
Yeah, so?
So we can't help her.
And the longer we lead her on,
the more hurt she's
going to be in the end
when we tell her
we can't help her.
Maybe she just needs
to talk you know.
She hasn't asked
for anything yet.
Then tell me Dr. Phil, why
else would she come here?
We're the Fix It Boys, remember?
Mary Beth, how
exactly can we help you?
I was getting to that part.
I was still watching
from the stairs
when they're getting
ready to leave.
And that's when I
heard him say it.
Pastor Murphy told his wife:
If they could just find
the pearl of great price.
That if only my
parents could find
the pearl of great price then
that would be the foundation
to healing their marriage.
Pearl of great price?
Yeah, I don't get it either.
What pearl?
I was thinking a lot about
that and I think I know.
When things were getting
better between my parents,
my dad went out and
bought a really nice,
real expensive pearl
necklace for my mom
for their anniversary.
Women love jewelry.
But a thief broke into
our house and stole it.
A thief?
What did the police do?
Since there wasn't any
signs of an actual break in,
the police won't do nothing.
And even worse, my dad thinks
my mom just lost the necklace.
Perhaps your mother
simply misplaced it.
My mom is a total neat freak
and 2nd, I found a muddy
boot print on our carpet
that is too big to belong
to anybody in my family.
Incredible, it
makes sense too.
Your dad thinks your
mom lost his gift,
his token of love.
It's no wonder they
fight all the time.
Why don't you ask your parents
what the pearl of
great price is?
Well I can't do that.
They fight so much now
that if I were to mention
the missing pearls,
that I know that it would just
make them fight even more.
So you need us to find the
missing pearls for you then?
Excuse us.
You were so right, this
is way out of our league.
I especialize in
electrical engineering,
not mystery solving.
Better let me tell her.
We'll take the job.
Oh this is so wonderful!
No, now just wait...
I prayed to God just this
morning that you would help me
and when I saw your
cross I knew that...
It's a wireless modem.
There's just one last
thing that you need to know.
My parents are getting
divorced tomorrow morning.
So you have to have the
necklace back by then.
Tomorrow morning?
So when can you start?
Baby I need you
like gas needs a fire
Like a dump truck
needs big tires
Hey Uncle Jim.
Oh, howdy boys.
What are you singing?
Oh, I'm writing this little
love diddy for my girlfriend.
When you boys gets
a little older,
I'll teach you these
matters of the heart.
Here, take a listen
to what I got so far.
Baby, I need you
like Penzoil oil
Like a radiator when it boils
What'd you think about that?
I recommend jewelry.
Who's the girl?
A client.
We've got some work to do.
We'll be back later.
I'll be here.
I got a tiger by the tail
with this one. (CHUCKLES)
Baby I need you like a
Whoa, that bike is rad.
I've always wanted
to ride a bike.
You've never ridden a bike?
Hello, helmet hair.
This all probably could've
been averted if Mary's parents
had the foresight to install
a property security
system in their home.
How do you figure
that Stanley?
No lost pearls,
no marital discord.
It wasn't the lost pearls
that made 'em fight you nudnick.
Very insightful bruiser.
I know about parents fighting.
On the surface Stanley,
it seems to be the only
logical conclusion.
But it's a lot more complicated
than simply lost jewelry.
At that point the lost pearls
was all we had to go off of.
So then you found the pearls?
BEN: Well, first we needed
to investigate the clues.
We started at the
scene of the crime.
Mary Beth's house.
Could just be your dad's print.
My mother has bigger
feet than my dad.
13 inches.
Sure it wasn't
Bigfoot who broke in?
So let me get this straight.
There are no broken
windows, no kicked in doors,
no tunneling into the basement.
Just this one boot print?
What do you think?
I think we should
call Nancy Drew.
That's what I think.
Cricket, I don't think
Nancy Drew's a real person.
I know she's
not a real person.
I'm just saying.
I'm just saying we have
nothing here to go on.
We have a boot print.
It's kinda like a clue.
We have our first clue.
Gimme something real,
something mechanical.
Then I'll find us a real clue.
Something mechanical.
Great idea Cricket.
You're very skillful
with a screwdriver.
Just one more turn.
Something mechanical.
I knew you boys enjoyed
tearing things apart,
but we really don't
have time for this.
Your robber didn't
break anything
getting into your house, right?
Which means he either had
to have a key to the lock
or he picked it.
It's quite difficult
to pick a lock
without leaving evidence behind.
You seem to know an awful
lot about picking locks.
Cars come into the junkyard
all the time without keys.
Wow, would ya look at that?
Uh yeah, amazing.
What is it?
It's a broken pick.
Looks like someone
got in a hurry.
CRICKET: Amateurs.
It's what was used
to unlock the door.
Except it's not
an actual pick.
What do you mean?
It was used to turn
the lock alright,
but it looks more like
a miniature screwdriver,
like something you'd use
to change a watch battery.
But what does all this mean?
It means someone did
break into your house
and steal your
mother's necklace.
And it means...
We have another clue.
BEN: Now what?
I'd like to learn more about
this pearl of great price.
Oh no, no.
Those are too expensive.
This one is just dreadful.
Can't you see that I'm a
woman of exquisite taste?
Now show me something that's
worthy of my attention.
That's Mr. Biggs, the owner.
Ah, these, gosh darn it,
these good for nothing toy...
They break real
easy, don't they?
Hey kid, what are ya doing?
That's a Rolex!
My father bought a
pearl necklace from you
about a month ago.
Yeah, so what?
Your mommy didn't like it?
Sorry sweetie, all
sales are final.
Well that would
sort of difficult,
seeing how the
necklace was stolen.
Stolen, huh?
Well I can't say I'm surprised.
There've been a lotta
jewelry robberies lately.
How would you know that
there's been robberies?
I sell jewelry, it's
my business to know.
Besides, every time
there's a new robbery
the cops are in here
asking me questions
as though I had
something to do with it.
(LAUGHS) Ridiculous.
But why would they think that?
How would I know kid?
Maybe because every
theft in the past year
involved only jewelry.
Jewelry that came from my store.
Just like my house.
Hey kid, do you know
what you're doing there?
I think we're onto something.
Do you have any
angry ex-employees
or any other enemies who might
want to hurt your reputation?
Do you have any drug
or alcohol problems?
What about your gambling debt?
Gambling, what?
Look, I run a fair, honest
and profitable business here.
I drive a Lexus for
crying out loud.
Why would I need to steal?
Kat, Kat, whatever you do, don't
let Mrs. Johnson leave here
without buying
something expensive.
Yes, Mr. Biggs.
What about your employee?
She's just a kid.
Look, I'll tell ya
one thing though,
whoever's pulling these
jobs is a real pro.
Could you show us a pearl
necklace like the one you sold
to Mary Beth's father?
(SIGHS) What's the name?
Robert Anne is
my father's name.
Oh yeah, I remember him.
The guy with the little feet.
Kat sold him a
string from the uh,
the dainty clam collection.
I got it right here.
Now you guys be
careful with these.
These ain't no glass beads
for playing dress up with.
They're beautiful.
See the single red pearl?
My mother's was like that.
Look at the price.
No wonder someone's
been targeting jewelry.
Now I'm telling you kids the
same thing I told the cops.
I'm a business man and a
law abiding citizen, period.
Besides, haven't you heard?
They've already
caught the thief.
You mean they caught the guy
that's been robbing people?
Sure, nabbed him
just last night
while he was robbing a house.
(LAUGHS) Happened to be
right next to the donut shop.
They've got him in jail
right now at this very moment
while we speak.
Now look, why don't you kids
take your little detective game
or cops and robbers and
whatever it is you're playing
down to the police station
and leave me alone!
He's right.
If they already caught the guy,
then all we have to do
is get him to tell us
where he hid the pearls.
- I agree.
- Okay.
Thanks for your time.
Oh here.
Hey, it works.
Child's play.
Hey kid, how'd ya do that?
I'll be switched.
MARY BETH: Well he
wasn't very friendly.
Judging by the rest of him,
his shoe size must
be over 13 inches.
So you think he's in on it?
He's selling jewelry and
then stealing it right back?
He would know just
which houses to rob.
Yes, but he's a
successful businessman.
Why steal jewelry and
risk going to jail?
I don't know.
Let's ask the
jewelry thief that.
I don't think this
was a good idea.
And I don't feel right about
you lying to get us in here,
Ben Junk.
Well do you think
they would've let us in
if I hadn't told
'em that this guy
was our long lost brother?
Sit down G-Dog
You say G-dog's your brother?
You got five minutes.
Um hello there Mr. G.
Or do you prefer Dog?
What you little kids want?
Well, it's like this Mr. G.
Mary here, she uh,
you stole the um,
you see you took
without asking then uh...
You took my mother's
beautiful pearl necklace,
which was a gift from my father,
who's trying nothing more
than to mend their
crumbling marriage.
Not to mention the muddy boot
print you left on your way out
and I want it back.
What she said.
The necklace we want
back, not the mud stain.
I see, I see.
So you think G-Dog's got
your mama's necklace, huh?
Is there another
thief in this room?
Never can tell.
Even from birth, the
wicked go astray.
From the womb they are
wayward and tell lies.
Attention all guards,
there is a riot in progress.
Seal all exits.
Yes well, regardless, we
need the pearl necklace back,
Your failure to help
us in this matter
will truly only add to
your list of misdeeds.
And results in chastisement.
What you call me?
Please Mr. Dog, I don't
even care why you did it,
but you see I have to
have the necklace back
before tomorrow morning
before my parents sign
the divorce papers
so please, please,
won't you help us?
Divorce huh?
I'm just a two-bit thief.
Not a home wrecker.
What's the necklace look like?
16 inch hand nod yellow
gold clasp, a single strand,
natural 6.5 millimeter
white pearls.
I been a thief about as
long as I can remember.
You know I don't even
know why I do it.
I can remember
everything I've stolen.
Like a list of my sins
that won't let me be.
But the truth is I don't
even know why I do it.
The truth is that most of the
time I don't even wanna do it.
So I'm telling you
the truth little lady,
I ain't got your
mother's necklace.
Well if you didn't
steal it, then who did?
Yeah, we want some answers G.
Yeah, we all want them.
Don't we?
But understand this, if
the owner of the house knew
what hour the thief was coming,
he woulda not let the
house been broken in to.
You also must be ready,
because the son of man
will come in the house
when you least expect it.
What does that mean?
I don't know.
It's just something here that
I read in this here Bible
that I found in my cell.
I just thought at the
moment in our conversation,
I should say something
encouraging to ya'll.
Thank you.
OFFICER: Time's up G-Dog
MAN ON P.A.: All
guards report to...
Mr. Dog, thank you for being
honest about the necklace.
Now you kids to me a favor.
If you guys get any
answers, any answers,
just come back and let
me know, would you?
Yeah, we will.
OFFICER: Time to go
back to the dog house.
I'm sorry Mary Beth, but I
don't know what to do next.
I'm afraid I don't either.
Perhaps we could
speak with your pastor
and see if there isn't something
besides the pearl necklace
that could save your
parents' marriage.
He and his wife
went to Mexico.
Something about setting
the captives free.
Wow, a pastor and a soldier.
I didn't know we were
at war with Mexico.
Finally a tough
guy in this story.
I bet he came back and
pummeled you two, you right?
That would be highly unlikely
due to his state of confinement.
Well he can't just
go back to his cell.
He is the hero in
this story, right?
I might point out, that
he's the one behind the bars.
Oh yeah, so it's
hopeless then.
No one is hopeless to God.
Marty might be.
What'd you say squirt?
Um, I said, um I said,
I wish we had a party teepee.
So then G-Dog was
of no assistance then?
He did help, just not in
the way that we had hoped.
Yeah, G-Dog's heart
was getting pretty tender
and causing him to
think of things he did,
which in turn caused us to
think of things we did too.
My apologies.
This camping affair
has caused me
to procure a large appetite.
Yeah, I suppose we
should think about supper.
What'd you bring?
You know, to eat.
Ah, I knew I was
forgetting something.
STANLEY: Aw dang it.
Eh, look at where we are.
There's bound to be
something around here to eat.
Squirrels, bluejays.
If we take into consideration
the proper calorie intake
this bio diverse environment,...
Look, all we gotta do is
catch something and cook it.
What do you suggest
we use as a trap?
I have some fishing
line in my pack.
A lotta good that'll do.
You gonna lasso a fish?
Would this work?
- Marty.
- I didn't do it.
I was going to ask you
if you would like be
the hunter-gatherer.
Hunter what?
Can we just go catch us a fish
before we all starve to death?
You trust me with that?
I for one would vote you
most likely to kill something.
Any bites?
Nah, maybe I should
make a spear or something.
Could be winds from the north.
You know, wind's from the
north, they won't come forth.
If the wind's from the
east, they bite the least.
I was thinking about G-Dog.
Does being tough always
get you into trouble?
It wasn't that he was tough,
it was that he used his toughness
to do the wrong things.
But being tough protects you.
Tough people still
get hurt Marty.
Toughness and strength
are two different things.
Jesus is the strongest
person I know.
But yet he was called
the lamb of God.
But if he was so strong,
then why did he let
people hurt him?
Nah, he should've just
looked out for himself
and he'd have been fine.
It's his gentleness,
not his toughness,
that cause people to change.
I wasn't always like
I am now, you know.
Being tough, I don't
get hurt that way.
But what you don't see Marty,
is that you're hurting
everyone around you.
But if I wasn't the
tough guy anymore,
I don't know who I'd be.
You'd be one step closer to
the guy God wants you to be.
The guy God wants me to be?
You're saying God wants
me to walk the line?
Yeah and I want ya
to pull the line too.
Pull the line?
Yeah, pull it
in, you got a bite.
Hey look, I really got one.
Looking good Stanley.
I can't believe that mongoid
actually caught a fish.
He said the wind
was from the south.
The wind?
From the south they
bite with their mouth.
From the west...
They bite the best.
An educated deduction,
though not very scientific.
No, but a little fun
never hurt anyone, right?
So Stanley, why are you here?
I mean, isn't my brother's
camp for kids who, who...
My mom said the
interaction with others
in a Christian environment would
be beneficial to my growth.
Hasn't proven true.
I can't believe
I'm saying this,
but maybe you need to give this
camping idea more of a try.
Ben mentioned that you've won
every science fair
since Kindergarten.
I would think that somebody
of your intelligence
would understand that this
sort of primal creteness
adventures is just
a waste of time.
Science is great Stanley,
but it's not the only
way to learn new things.
Surely this place
doesn't hold any lessons.
I don't know, it's
already taught Marty
how useful he can be.
It's just a fish.
Yes and when we eat his fish,
we will learn gratitude that
we have something to eat.
I'd rather be home
in my laboratory
learning important
scientific facts.
What about the trees and
the river and the animals?
I don't know, maybe we could
learn something from them.
All simply the result
of time and chance.
As are we.
You don't really
believe that do you?
Evolution is the foundation
of any reasoning
scientific mind.
I noticed the
map you were making
the leaves when I arrived.
A bit crude, but most
helpful in plotting our course.
What do you think
the next person
who comes across
your map will think?
I surmise that they'll
see and appreciate
my proper intellect
of preparedness.
You don't think they'll just
see some sticks and leaves
and assume they fell
on the ground that way?
Just fell that way?
Anybody with a reasoning
mind could clearly see
that they were placed
there on purpose.
So you think they would assume
that there was a
creator who made it?
Of course.
A creation that not even
time or chance could have made?
Absurd, not in a million.
Stanley, think about
everything you know
about the intricate
workings of life.
And the whole universe.
How everything works with
such precision and purpose.
And those are just some
sticks on the ground.
I admit your conjecture is
valid, quite valid actually.
Stanley, anyone
coming upon your map
would have to combine
their reasoning mind
and one other thing though.
What's that?
They would only be
seeing the creation,
so they would naturally
have to have faith
that there was a
creator who made it.
I believe you're right.
I have faith?
Huh, I have faith.
And you're about to
have something else.
What's that.
Burnt fish, quick,
get 'em off the fire.
Oh yeah.
This looks good Stanley.
Thanks, Cricket assisted me.
Glad he wasn't
cooking hamburgers.
I think before we eat,
we should give thanks.
Who wants to say the prayer?
God, thank you for providing
us some food to eat
- and thank you...
- And God, thank you
for helping me catch a fish.
And God thank
you for bringing us
all on this camping
trip together.
Just ignore Ben's
comment about my cooking.
My burgers weren't that bad.
Yeah, if you don't
mind eatin' hockey pucks.
Mary was pretty
down at that point.
And we, well, we
were out of ideas.
Think she's gonna be alright?
Time can heal any wound.
That's comforting.
You think that up yourself?
If you recall,
I wasn't the one
who wanted to get
involved in this, stuff.
Well this stuff
is a girl's family,
which is about to be
torn apart forever.
You know if you looked for
clues as much as you complain,
we would've had it fixed.
Don't you dare
try to blame me.
Who else is there to blame?
I'm sick and tired of you
thinking you know everything.
The fact that you don't
know I know everything
proves that you don't
know everything.
Well that's dumb.
That doesn't even make sense.
do know everything.
- Ben: Not everything.
I don't like you
trying to act like
you know everything.
I'm pretty smart too.
CRICKET: You don't know
that I know everything
proves that you...
God, I really need your help.
I know you don't like divorce.
And I know if I could
just find the necklace
that I could save my
parents from breaking up.
You're dumb.
The fact that you
don't understand that
means that you're dumb.
VOICEOVER: Please God,
use the Jungle Junkboys
to find the necklace.
They're the smartest
boys I know.
But even they could
use your help.
CRICKET: The fact
that, the fact that...
A lot of your help.
Please show 'em what to do.
The fact that, the fact...
You're weird.
We made this for you.
What is it?
Well they were burgers before
wingnut here distracted me.
So now you burning the
food is my fault too?
Well if you hadn't...
I'm not very hungry.
I should be getting home now.
I lied about having the money.
We didn't even fix anything.
Now look what you've done.
I knew we should have
gotten the steak out.
To grill.
We should've gotten
the steak out.
Cricket, you're a genius!
Yeah, but hey,
what about the food?
Wait up!
I don't get it.
Why did Mary Beth
apologize for lying?
What's the big deal?
She said she would
pay us for helping.
Even though we woulda
done it for nothing.
And there aren't any
color shades to a lie.
A lie's a lie, no matter
how small it seems.
Maybe she thought
no one would help her
if she didn't pay them.
Maybe she though no one
would care about her
if she didn't lie.
Lying to make people care
seems like you're just saying
that I'm not good
enough the way I am.
Maybe I'm not.
If we're trying to be all
that God wants us to be,
then that's enough.
I agree.
Yeah, that makes sense.
I believe I would also have
to concur with that statement.
Me too.
So, what's next in the story?
The stakeout.
You're grilling steak now?
But I thought you
just grilled burgers.
I believe that he's
referring to the act
of covertly observing
a person or persons.
BEN: Yeah, you see I
got this brilliant idea.
CRICKET: Your idea?
BEN: Fine, you helped.
He's been in
there a long time.
It's probably the first time
he's ever been in
a jewelry store.
We realized that to catch
the thief we needed bait.
that one, the pearls.
The pearls.
Whirls, curls?
Pearl, pearls.
Pearls, pearls is what I meant.
I need some pearls.
That's what I need, pearls.
What are you doing?
Chillax, I'm just
fixing my hair.
Get ya down here!
These are our most
exquisite pearls
from our Tsunami
Wave collection.
Those would look
exquisite on me,
I mean your lady
friend of course.
(LAUGHING) Old Darlene
wouldn't be caught dead
with these marbles
around her neck.
Oh I mean these are for my
daughter that I wish I had.
I'll take 'em.
Great job Uncle Jim.
I've never been so
uncomfortable in all my life
with all those fancy
things in there.
You boys realize how much
money I spent in that place?
Don't worry Uncle Jim,
we'll return the pearls
and your money as soon
as we catch the thief.
You gave 'em the
junkyard's address, right?
What makes you boys
so sure that jewel thief
is gonna be come
lookin' for them pearls?
Oh he'll try to
steal them for certain.
And when he does,
we'll be waiting
like two horsies and
night centennals.
(EXCLAIMS) Use the
torque wrench!
Oh, my turn to watch already?
Yeah, but I better stay
up with you just in case
you can't stay awake.
Thanks, but between
the dozen motion sensors,
the half a dozen car alarms
and the 25 flood lights
I've got wired up,
nobody's going to walk through
this place unannounced.
Don't you think that maybe
your jewelry this way signs
are a little too, I
don't know, obvious.
We want the thief to try
to steal the pearls don't we?
No thanks.
Mary Beth talks
about God a lot.
Everybody needs
something to believe in.
What do we believe in?
engineering of course.
What do you think G-Dog meant
by how we need to be
ready for the son of God
to return like a thief.
The ravings of
a desperate man.
You see Ben, the average
non-mechanical person
needs a God to help
them fix things.
Their car breaks down,
they pray to God to fix it.
They lose their job, they
pray to God for another job.
They get locked up in jail,
they cling to God and so on.
And then there's people like us.
If something of ours breaks,
we simply fix it ourselves.
Thereby cutting
out the middle man.
So because we
know how to rebuild
a four speed transmission,
we don't need God?
What about when we die?
Then how is our mechanical
skills gonna help?
We're just kids, with our
whole lives ahead of us.
And by the time we're old
I wouldn't be surprised
if medical science can't
keep us alive forever.
BEN: I'm just not
so sure that medicine
will be able to keep
people alive forever.
That's all.
Well maybe if you
read the science journal
once in a while, instead
of your hot rod magazines,
you'd know what I'm
saying is feasible.
Yeah maybe.
Are you sure you wired
everything up right?
It's awful quiet.
Maybe the robber
isn't coming tonight.
He has to come tonight.
Mary's parents are signing
the divorce papers
in the morning.
Just check your wires again.
I don't need to recheck
my work, thank you.
Yeah well just
check 'em anyways.
Stop questioning my abilities.
I'm not questioning
your darn abilities.
I just wanna make sure the
wires are hooked up right.
Stop pulling Ben.
BEN: You stop pulling.
CRICKET: Stop pulling.
You stop pulling.
Oh no, not my computer!
Look what you've done.
I'm so sorry he hurt you Spock.
Don't speak to me right now.
We don't need your
fancy computer anyways.
It's not like
someone's gonna walk up
and steal the pearls right
from under our noses.
Come on Cricket, hurry up.
How can you even see
where you're going?
Are you kidding?
I know this place like
the back of my hand!
It's you!
You have really big feet.
We want the pearls back, now!
Darlene, Dar
Cricket, get off me.
What happened?
Where are we?
In the back garage I think.
Morning boys.
Uncle Jim, what's going on?
That's actually
kind of a funny story.
Be glad to tell
you boys about it,
as soon as the police
comes to pick up the thief.
The thief, you
mean you caught him?
Eh, I kinda figured you boys
might need a little
help last night.
But if by him you're
referring to the jewel thief,
you'd be badly mistaken.
How'd ya like that last song?
That's the lady from
the jewelry store.
Is that her name?
I was calling her big foot.
She might be a
woman here fellas,
but she ain't no lady.
And she's a real
firecracker at that.
You gonna play real
nice now ain't ya?
Get away from me
you filthy mechanic.
You can't treat me like this.
You've got nothing on me.
We saw you steal the pearls
right from in front of us.
Well technically we
didn't see anything.
You mean you boys
didn't see her steal it?
So what, she stole it,
just check her pockets.
Uh, already done that.
You silly, silly
little people.
But you were in our junkyard.
That's trespassing.
But I was just looking for
a new bumper for my car officer,
when it got dark and these
hooligans attacked me
and bound me and that big one
even tortured me with hours
of this awful singing.
I'm gonna sue you for
everything you've got.
Uh boys.
I'm no attorney at law here,
but maybe she's onto something.
Except for the
singing of course.
And besides the suing,
who's gonna pay me back
for the money I spent
out on them pearls?
She must've hidden them
somewhere in the yard.
Now you listen to me
you, you cat burglar.
We want the pearl necklace
back you stole from us
and we especially want
the pearl necklace
you stole from
Mary Beth's house.
And we want them now.
You know what I want?
Why you despicable...
Whoa pal, whoa little buddy.
KAT: I know my rights.
How 'bout exercising
your rights by being quiet.
No, no.
Ben, come here.
What are we
gonna do Uncle Jim?
If she sues us, she could
take the whole junkyard away.
I think what we
need to do right now
at this time is to
go out in the yard
and see if we can find where
she mighta hid the pearls.
That way we'll have
enough evidence on her
to have her locked up.
Yeah okay, what do
you think Cricket?
I think Cricket has a
quicker way in mind.
Whoa little buddy.
Sauteing the girl ain't gonna
do us no good right now.
She knows where they
are Uncle Jim, she knows.
Mary Beth's parents are gonna
give a divorce because of her.
It's gonna be okay Cricket.
You really care, don't you?
JIM: Well it'll be alright.
Well, there's only
one thing we can do.
And that's go out and look
for where she hid the pearls.
You're right Ben, I know we
can find where she hid them.
- Boys...
- Then she'll have to tell us
where she hid Mary
Beth's pearls.
What is it?
There's something more
important we got to do here.
There's no time!
Do we still have that fire
extinguisher here somewhere?
Fire extinguisher?
This'll do it.
I don't think we
should throw that one.
What are you guys doing?
Why were you crying?
Because my mom's leaving
to sign the divorce papers.
Maybe these'll help.
Look Mom.
Mom, I found the pearls.
Now you can stay home!
She made it!
Hot dog!
Honey, I gotta go.
What are they doing?
No, come back.
She's gonna do it anyway?
All that work finding
those pearls for nothing?
That was the most
depressing story
I've ever heard.
Well it's not quite finished.
Your story's dismal
conclusion is as dark
as the sky is quickly becoming.
But he's not finished.
Yeah, what time is it anyways?
I at least need to
get nine hour of sleep
to keep my healthy shine.
(YAWNS) Bedtime,
that's the time.
I'm with you big guy.
Which way to my tent?
If you haven't noticed,
there's only one
tent for all of us.
You expect us to
quarter together?
Well, like the song goes,
love grows best
in little houses.
Or tents.
MARTY: Get off my leg!
PIERCE: Happily would if
you'd stop choking my arm.
The air's
asphyxiating in here.
Would everybody just relax?
It's not that bad.
I'm sad about Mary's parents.
Yeah, no amount of muscle
could fix their mess.
Should we tell them?
Tell us what?
That there's
more to the story.
PIERCE: You mean
that wasn't the end?
No, I tried to tell you that.
MARTY: So let's
hear it already.
BEN: Well after
Mary's mother drove off,
Mary ran off.
CRICKET: We chased her
for about a half an hour
until we finally
caught up with her.
Mary Beth, what
exactly are you doing?
You lied to me!
You lied to me Pastor Murphy.
You lied!
Mary Beth!
Mary stop.
MARY BETH: You lied!
I don't understand.
What have I lied to you about?
You said that if my
parents found the necklace
that their marriage
would be okay.
It's not, it didn't work.
Pearl necklace?
The pearl of great price.
It was the stolen
necklace, right?
Mary Beth, the necklace
could never change
two people's hearts.
At least not lasting change.
No matter how much
money it costs.
But you said.
You said it would
heal their marriage.
Yes I did.
Let me tell ya a story.
Ya'll have a seat.
Come sit down.
The kingdom of heaven is like
a treasure hidden in a field,
which a man found and hid,
and for joy over it, he went
and sold all that he had
and he bought that field.
And again, the kingdom
of heaven is like
a merchant seeking
beautiful pearls,
who when he had found
one pearl of great price,
went and sold all that
he had, and he bought it.
You mean we did all this work
and the pearl is just
some old Bible story?
Pastor Murphy, if the necklace
can't save their marriage,
is there anything that can?
Just one thing.
The kingdom of
heaven, the pearl.
That's right.
But what is it?
Well the kingdom of heaven
is not something you can see,
but once you find it,
you'll gladly give up
all you have to enter into it.
And just for fun, say someone
wanted to enter into it,
how would they do that?
They would have to
repent and be born again.
You were listening those
times you came to church,
weren't you?
CRICKET: Repent?
Turn away from your sins.
I'm sorry, but
repent, be born again.
No offense, but
I just wanna know
how to help Mary's parents.
Besides, we're not
sinners, we're just kids.
And we help people
fix their problems.
I want ya'll to look
at something for me.
It's a mirror.
Oh it's much more than that.
It's the 10 commandments.
That's right.
You see God gave us a way,
that if we're brave enough,
we can look right
into our own hearts
and see what's there.
Not bad.
But I haven't
broken any of these.
I'm not a murderer.
Cricket, Jesus says
even if we hate someone,
it's the same as murder.
He said that?
Don't you dare try to blame me.
You don't understand.
You don't know everything.
You're dumb.
You're dumb.
You're dumb.
You're dumb.
Good thing I love everyone.
Especially yourself.
Look at number two.
You shall not make
for yourself any idols.
What are you doing?
I'm just fixing my hair.
Get down.
Can't improve on perfection.
Not bad, not bad.
Can't improve on perfection.
Not bad, not bad.
Can't improve on perfection.
Not bad.
What about you
Mary, what do you see?
What color's your money?
The color of a princess's
eyes in a field of clover.
I lied about having the money.
Field of clover,
field of clover.
I lied about having the money.
Field of clover,
field of clover.
Field of clover.
You shall not lie.
You see, it's
because of our sins
that we fall short of
God's perfect standard.
We're all broken in his eyes.
And that's what we need
healing and forgiveness from,
because the wages
of sin is death.
But the gift of God is
eternal life in Jesus.
Jesus came to
offer us that gift.
And that's what I
was referring to Mary
when I said that your
parents needed to find
the pearl of great price.
Do you understand?
I want to, I wanna be
reconciled to God right now.
Cricket, what are you doing?
Remember how I said
that we don't need God
because we can fix
things ourselves?
Well I was lying.
I've been waiting my whole life
for somebody to explain
all of this to me.
You have?
But if you become a Christian,
that'll change things.
I know what the pearl
of price is now, Ben.
And I'll give up
everything to get it.
Cricket, the Bible
says that only those
righteous in God's sight
can enter into his kingdom.
Well that rules us out then.
But it also says that
he is faithful and just.
And he'll forgive us our sins
and cleanse us from all
thoughts of unrighteousness.
Do you understand?
Cricket, Cricket.
Pastor Murphy, I want
God's forgiveness too.
How 'bout you Ben?
Do you see your need?
Uncle Jim once told
me that as we grew up
there would come
along moments in life,
moments that depending
on our actions
would determine the whole
course of our lives.
I knew that this is
one of those moments.
Dear God, I know what
Pastor Murphy said is true.
I'm sorry for all the
bad stuff I've done.
I'm sorry for thinking
I didn't need you.
I'm sorry you haven't been
number one in my life.
Until now.
Please fix in me what
I can't fix myself.
I'm sorry I left.
I just needed some
time to think.
But I'm done now.
And the pearl is more
beautiful than I ever imagined.
You know this is gonna
change things, right?
Are we still gonna
be the Fix It Boys?
There's only one Fix It person
and I'm sure he'll be
glad to let you help.
CRICKET: I can't wait
to tell Mom and Dad.
BEN: Me too.
I'm sorry I killed Spock.
CRICKET: That's okay.
I can buy a new computer
with the reward money.
BEN: What reward money?
G-DOG: Again, the kingdom
of heaven is like a merchant,
seeking beautiful pearls.
BEN: Since learning what
the pearl of great price was,
we were able to give G-Dog
the answers his heart
had been searching for.
Though he's still in jail
paying for his past crimes,
his heart is free.
And although we
weren't able to find
the necklace Uncle Jimmy bought,
Mary Beth's necklace
was more than enough
to put that cat burglar
right where she needed to be.
Speaking of Uncle Jim,
once all the dust settled
and we got a chance to explain
to him what the pearl was,
well, he gave his
life to the Lord
right there in the junkyard.
He said it was the kind of love
he'd always been looking for.
Kingdom of heaven is
like a treasure in a field,
which a man found and
hid, and for joy over it,
he went and sold all that he
had and bought that field.
BEN: And Mary Beth's parents,
they never did sign
the divorce papers.
PASTOR: Who when he had
found the pearl of great price,
went and sold all that
he had and he bought it.
Once again, the kingdom
of heaven is like a net
that was let down into the lake.
BEN: And with a little
help from some friends,
Mary was able to convince them
to give God and their
marriage one more try.
My real name is Phillip.
I thought Pierce
would make me sound
more like a male model.
Are you a model?
Nope, I'm actually
afraid of mirrors.
Well, there's more to life
than being just good looking.
I'm living proof of that.
Your humility overwhelms me.
I actually wanna
be a botanist.
I didn't think it would
make me cool enough though.
I think you'd be cool.
Yeah, me too squirt.
I mean Phillip.
Thanks Marty.
Oh and Marty, I can
find an herb tomorrow
to help with that poison ivy.
Poison ivy?
What about you Marty?
Who do you think God
wants you to become?
I think I need to work on
what he doesn't want me to be.
But, I'd also like to
run an animal shelter.
Yeah, I'd like to take
care of hurt animals,
especially puppies.
I'd like to see what I can
learn outside of my laboratory.
Starting with this
pearl of great price.
Me too.
Me too.
God's kingdom was
made for guys like us.
- Ben?
- Yeah.
Thanks for this.
I thought you hated camping.
Not the camping, I
still hate camping.
For reminding me.
MARTY: Wait,
that was poison ivy?
You are so dead!
is a $20 hairstyle.
Please don't mess it up.
Somebody get Marty off of me!
BEN: Not again.
Knock it off!
Scene one M-A take one.
MAN: Okay, and we're rolling.
And, Jim's playing.
Baby I need you
like gas needs a fire
I love you like Penzoil oil
Like a radiator
when it boils over
I love you like a
I need
I need you like a
Baby I need you like a
Fan needs a belt
If you just knowed
how I felt about you
What'd ya think about that?
recommend jewelry.