The Trigger Effect (1996) Movie Script

"It was a cold bitter wind...
and it blew,
and it blew.
It blew through the trees
and the little town too.
It blew past the houses where
the children were sleeping.
It blew through the keyholes
where peepers were peeping.
It blew down the streets
that were shrouded in slumber.
- Rattled the roofs
right down to the lumber. "
- Oh! Oh!
- I'm so sorry.
- What? I don't understand
what you're sayin'.
I'm sorry.
Five thousand dollar suit.
- Hey! You don't say excuse me?
- Come on.
Come on.
We're late.
- You see that?
- He's a jerk.
- I can't believe he did that to me.
- Forget about it.
Did you see what he just did to me?
Yeah? You want to do
somethin' about it? Do ya?
Yeah, I didn't think so.
- Don't worry...
- Would you stop touching me?
I'm sorry.
- Hey, hey!
- Hi, guys!
- Got the tickets.
- Thanks, Greg.
- See what I mean about him?
- What?
Look. I don't even know
why we go out with them.
He's in a bad mood.
Come on. We're late.
I want to get
somethin' to eat.
- Next.
- Hey! I was waiting.
- I didn't see you.
- You see me now.
- No. She was next.
- Was somebody talkin' to you?
Popcorns. One with no butter.
One with really light butter.
Two medium Diet Pepsis.
Wait. How much is a large?
One seventy-five.
I want to spend $10 total.
So can I go to a smaller size?
And she done made me miss
the beginning of the movie.
Hey? Johnny?
- Over here.
- Where? Oh.
Hey, where the fuck
is the popcorn?
I'm standing in line, right?
This chick walks right in front of me.
Blows past me like I don't exist
and goes to the counter.
- What?
- I'm like, "Hey, there's a line here. "
She basically says,
"Fuck you. "
- That's fucked up, man.
- Yeah, I know it's fucked up.
Hate coming to movies around here.
Hate this whole neighborhood.
- She blows right past me.
- What'd the girl look like?
- I don't know.
- You don't know what the girl looked like?
I don't. I didn't take her picture.
She had curly hair.
They have to talk about this right now?
It can't wait?
Check this out.
Kenny told me about this.
- I gotta say something.
- You should.
Shit, my brother's got
a truck like that.
He's got a truck
just like that.
- Yo, what'd she say about me?
- Who?
Right here.
She said something about me.
- What the fuck she say?
- I don't know.
- I don't know what the other girl looked like.
- Shhh!
Hey, fuck you.
You're the one that should
shut the fuck up, bitch.
Turn your narrow ass around
and watch the motherfucking movie.
You want to move?
Come on. Let's move.
Thank you.
It got hotter?
- Did you like it?
- Yeah, it was all right.
- Yeah.
- Let's use the elevator.
I liked it.
I was scared.
- Yeah, you like to be scared.
- Yeah.
- Where we gonna get a beer?
- Let's go to that place around the corner.
- Cool.
- Yeah. Let's go.
- I thought we were on three.
- No. No, we're here.
- Boy, those guys, huh?
- Yeah.
- Those guys behind us.
- Yeah, I know.
- You think I should have said something?
- What?
Should I go back in there?
They're probably
gone by now.
I'm almost certain we're on three.
Oh, baby.
- You gonna go see?
- Yeah.
Debbie? Is everything
all right?
What a night.
Debbie's been
chowin' again.
Two more weeks.
I don't think so.
Jesus Christ.
Money well spent.
I hate these guys.
Oh, God, you're so hot.
- You're so hot. It's okay.
- What's the matter?
She's burning up.
She has a really bad fever. Feel her.
- Will you get the thermometer?
- Yeah!
- It's in the second drawer.
- I know where it is!
Oh, God.
You're so upset.
- How much do we owe you?
- Twenty-eight bucks. Please.
Maybe she has
another ear infection.
- You should really call him.
- Here. Twenty bucks.
I will. I'll ask him
for the pink stuff.
One guess what he said.
Not to worry unless it's over 103, and
he'll phone a prescription in the morning.
- You got it.
- Same thing he always says.
- He mentioned that too.
- He actually said that?
Why does he make us
feel like such idiots?
- Did you tell him?
- No, I didn't tell him.
Have you seen my other watch?
I think I lost it.
See what I've been
saying lately?
- Probably just left it in New York.
- Oh, yeah, right.
What do you want me to do?
Start accusing the world?
Pointing fingers,
conducting strip searches?
- Things have been missing lately, right?
- That's a sweeping statement.
There have been a lot
of workmen in the house.
I'm not making any accusations,
but isn't it true?
I think we mislaid a few things.
That's all.
God. Go run
for congress.
I don't think
you love me anymore.
No. Not for years.
Tell me you love me.
Why should I?
'Cause I want to hear it.
Hang on.
I'm thinking.
You are evil.
Profoundly evil.
No, I'm a nice girl now.
Yeah. Whatever happened
to the wild child?
I wonder.
Oh. Why don't you
come over here?
Why don't you come here
and sit down?
Say something, Annie.
Gee, it's my turn again.
Harry, what's happening?
- It's all right!
Look, there's
Bartholomew, see? Right there.
He's in his window.
His hair is blowing from the wind.
He's getting
ready to fly away.
He's gonna fly over the town.
Hey. Want to turn the page?
Want to turn the page?
Here. Let's do it together.
Ready? There we go.
Yeah. Yeah.
Who's that?
What color is he, huh?
He's red.
He's red.
"The wind whistled past
lampposts, screamed over the lake...
- all in search of a boy
who was still wide awake.
Bartholomew went
to the window and stared.
- He wasn't much drowsy
and wasn't much scared.
He knew that old wind
was nothing to fear.
With a bedsheet to sail
and a pillow to steer...
he could ride that old wind
right into the night.
Take off like a rocket,
a Bartholomew kite.
But this would be no breeze,
it's safe to assume.
Granddaddy of winds had blown
straight to his room. "
Oh, God.
- What?
- The power's out.
Don't move. Either it'll
come back on right away...
or it's gone for good.
All right.
We're waitin'.
Check the
circuit breakers.
Maybe it's just us.
Nope. It's the
whole neighborhood.
- Really?
- Mm-hmm.
A blackout. Fun.
Yeah. Hysterical.
Steph? Is that you?
- Matt... Matt?
- Yeah.
- Hey.
- Oh, sorry.
So, what do you make
of this, huh?
Uh, blackout?
- Do you mind?
- Oh, sorry.
Got any idea
what caused it?
Seemed like a storm was coming.
Maybe that was it.
Yeah, or Raji using
those weird power tools again.
Oh, Christ.
Here comes Chuckles.
How are you, Mr. Schaefer?
"How are you,
Mr. Schaefer?"
The power's out.
We hadn't noticed, Rudy. We were just
tryin' out our new flashlights.
- One of you call it in?
- I think they know.
One of you
should call it in.
Don't get involved,
You never know what kind of list
you're gonna end up on.
That's almost funny.
Oh. Have one for me, will ya?
Okay. Hey, Sunday.
- Football?
- Oh, yeah.
- Don't forget to make your picks.
- Yeah, yeah.
- I mean it!
- Okay.
Lock your doors
and windows.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Hey, Rudy!
What's that behind ya?
- Oh!
- She's worse.
- What?
- Her fever! It's worse!
- The power still out?
- Yes!
It's an ear infection. She wigs out
like this when it's an ear infection.
- Will you call the doctor?
- Okay. I'll call the doctor.
This isn't gonna work!
Wait. Wait.
I'm gonna go get the pink stuff.
- Did you talk to him?
- The phone's screwed up. It's makin' this weird noise.
- Really?
- Okay, I'll be back in about 20 minutes.
- Do you want anything while I'm out?
- No. I'm all right.
Due to the power outage,
we cannot accept credit cards...
ATM cards or
personal checks.
Use the smallest bills
you have, please! Thank you!
Come on!
He said he'd call it in
this morning.
The circuits are busy.
He'll keep trying.
Why don't you check back
in a couple of hours?
I know what it is.
It's Amoxicillin...
in the pink liquid
with the little eyedropper.
Maybe you have a refill
on an old prescription?
- Yeah. Can you check the computer?
- No.
Look, um, if you can
just let me have it...
I promise I'll bring in a prescription
when the power's back on.
- I can't do that, sir. I could lose my license.
- I understand.
- I'm not saying that.
- There are other people in line.
Have you ever seen a baby
with an ear infection?
It's really painful. They try and put
their whole fist in their ear.
- It breaks your heart.
- Uh-huh.
We're not talking about morphine.
It's penicillin.
I'm not a physician.
I can't prescribe drugs.
- The law is the law.
- Yeah, but you know me.
- I don't know you.
- What do you mean?
You ask me who you are,
I don't know.
I've been coming since we moved here.
Over a year I've been coming.
What do you want me
to tell you?
I watched you fill
this same prescription three times.
It's on a shelf five feet behind you.
How hard can it be?
You're very insulting.
I'm not insulting you.
I don't like you.
You don't like me?
No. I don't.
I'm not trying
to start a fight.
- Step out of line.
- I am not gonna go home to a sick child...
without the medicine she needs because
of some asshole who hasn't got his...
I'll tell you what.
You get your skinny
little butt out of my store...
or I'm gonna push your face through
the back of your head.
Thank God.
You got the liquid, right?
- He wouldn't give it to me.
- What?
This idiot pharmacist.
God! This phone!
I got into a fight with the guy.
The doctor couldn't get through...
so he can't give me
the prescription.
Legally, he can't dispense
without the prescription.
Know what he said?
He said he doesn't like me.
- He doesn't like me?
- Matthew!
- Her fever is out of control.
- The phones are going back on soon.
You don't know.
We don't know anything right now.
I tried the car radio.
All I got was static.
- All over the dial.
- I know!
- Just give her to me, will you?
- You don't have to yell.
Give her a cold bath
like the doctor said.
I tried that.
- What are you doing?
- I'm gonna take care of it.
- No. I'll take care of it.
- How?
I don't need the diagnosis.
I have the diagnosis.
I just need someone
to write down the prescription.
I understand. Problem is, Burnside
and St. Joseph lost their backup power.
So we have triple the load
we usually have.
She's in pain.
All she needs is this prescription.
- As soon as possible! I promise, sir!
- Can't somebody, please?
...immediately before you are towed.
Move immediately. You're blocking
the entry by emergency vehicles.
Excuse me. I need help. My mother...
- Ow!
- Sorry.
She's got a terrible fever.
Hello. Hello.
Hello. Hello. Hel... Hello. Hel... Hello.
- Hello. Hello.
- I'll be back to pick you up in ten minutes.
The store will be closed
in 30 minutes.
No, you calm down. I've been
writing checks here for 17 years.
Don't give me that "out of stock crap"!
- Have to check that.
- Yeah.
Hey! Hurry up.
Oh, Mr. Pharmacist.
Come here.
That guy! Stop him!
- Damn!
- Sir, we have a problem here.
- No problem.
- Hey, hey, hey!
- Let's go, man!
- Get him!
Look out!
Son of a bitch!
Move aside!
Get out of the car!
3HO... O... Q...
Aw, shit!
What is the matter
with people?
- She asleep?
- Yes.
I'm really sorry
I was a bitch before.
- You weren't.
- Yeah, I was.
- Well, at least the phones are working again, huh?
- No.
- Well, they got the prescription.
- Not exactly.
Then, why'd they
give you the stuff?
They didn't...
give it to me... exactly.
What do you mean?
What do you think
I mean?
- Matthew!
- Mm-hmm.
- You stole it?
- Mm-hmm.
Oh, my God.
You didn't hurt anybody?
- Did anyone recognize you?
- I don't think so.
- I don't like this.
- You like something about it.
- Right here?
- Mm-hmm.
What, what, what?
- There's somebody outside!
- What?
- There's somebody outside. He's looking in the window.
- Where?
Wait here.
I didn't watch you guys
makin' out at all.
What are you doin'
sneaking around out there?
- The bell doesn't work.
- Hey, Joey. How are ya?
- I told ya to stay back there.
- Sorry, Sarge.
Your mail sucks.
Oh, let me get this.
Don't you guys have
any idea what's goin' on?
Yeah, it's a blackout,
- You didn't hear? You don't know?
- Know what?
The Martians have landed. They want
our women. Watch her like a hawk.
- Did you find anything out?
- I got my own theory.
But a guy across the hall says a meteor
landed in the preserve last night.
- But he's lied to me before.
- Don't smoke in the house.
Uh-huh. I'm not.
Guy at the Food King said there was
a meltdown at Indian Point.
The checker
at the Food King said...
Uh-huh. Said that
he saw the meteor.
But that's not our problem.
Our problem is our grid's screwed up.
- Okay, so, how come the phones don't work?
- I don't know.
- Their grid's screwed up too.
- That's all you got? Rumors from the Food King?
Hey, how am I supposed to know?
- How am I gonna know, huh?
- This is such a drag!
Not for me.
Now I got the day off.
So what's goin' on?
I mean, really?
I heard all this stuff about looting
and shootings last night.
Wow. People were killed?
- That's what I heard.
- I don't believe it.
I do, if it's near
where I used to work.
How many?
I heard a lot of different numbers.
They're not small numbers.
We don't know anything
for certain, right? This is just talk.
So let's go find out.
You want to go out there?
What are you doing
in the middle of the road like that?
Just relax, okay? She's not
in your face. I'm in your face.
These people are crazy.
Joe, if you want, you can come back
and stay at our place...
until the power
comes back on.
That's okay.
Thanks though.
If you don't want to go home
and be by yourself...
- If he doesn't want to...
- I'm just offering.
Yeah, but he said
he doesn't want to.
Come on!
Lt'll be fun!
Lt'll be like camp.
All right?
We'll get drunk in the dark.
It's not a big deal.
Well, if you want me to.
And you don't mind?
Why would I?
Come on! Fucking move your car!
Sixty-two bucks? That's all we have
from the three of us?
- This is pathetic.
- We got a box of change in the closet.
There's probably
50 bucks there.
I got a bottle of tequila,
but the Scotch situation is grim.
Cash is the problem. ATMs are down.
No one's gonna take VISA.
- We don't need much money.
- We gotta buy stuff.
- We need batteries.
- We got batteries.
And water, diapers, candles.
And a gun.
Are you crazy?
Hey. Unless you have one.
I don't.
A gun?
Relax. It's not like
I'm gonna kill anybody.
- You wanna buy a gun?
- We should talk about this.
I hate guns.
You hate guns.
- Let him make his point.
- I don't like guns either.
But let's not be idiots here.
Power's out. TV, phones.
- Do you remember a situation
like this ever?
It makes sense
to take precautions.
I think the same. I didn't want to say.
I know how you feel about guns.
How we feel about guns,
- Annie, it's about not being naive.
- You've never shot a gun.
- I have.
- It's not that hard.
- We were just talking.
- Let's not!
As a favor to me?
Please? God.
Come on, baby.
Okay, let's go.
- Really?
- It's my house too.
- All right, stud. What about money?
- We'll think of something.
- I'll drive.
- All right. Be back in a half hour.
I knew it.
I knew it.
I knew it.
Daddy's being a jerk.
Boys will be boys, huh?
Boys will be boys.
Watch what you're doin'!
Cash only. Fifteen-day
waiting period on handguns.
Don't ask me
about handguns.
We're out of
12-gauge shells...
and ammunition for. 22s,.38s and. 45s,
unless you want hollow point.
We got that for. 38s only.
What'll it be?
- I got a quick question.
- You handle it.
- I have this gun... What should I go?
- Why me?
You're in construction.
You're better at this than I am.
- Huh.
- We got the world waitin'.
- Hold on. We're ready.
- Next, please.
We're lookin' for
something for home defense.
Of course.
How much cash do you have?
We've got this.
That's a $600 watch.
I'll give you $300 credit.
I recommend 12-gauge,
pump-action Wysler Guardian.
Blue-steel barrel,
wood-grain stock.
Extended tube for
an eight-round capacity.
A 12-gauge is a good gun,
a house gun.
Got a big bang, a big pattern. You don't
have to be a genius to hit something.
Eighteen-and-a-half-inch barrel.
Shortest barrel legal in this state.
If you feel your safety requires
something more easily concealed...
go across the street
to the hardware store, get a hacksaw.
Even throw in
a box of shells.
You said you were out
of 12-gauge shells.
Okay, fine.
My mistake.
That's the deal. $300.
You want it or not?
- $300? The tag says $95.
- Yeah.
- All prices are triple.
- You kiddin' me?
You're the one that comes to buy a
shotgun in the middle of the blackout.
Don't take the moral
high ground with me.
You want the gun? You want
the watch back? Take your pick.
I'm a licensed
carpenter's foreman.
I'm not "in construction. "
Think you could keep that straight?
- I don't mean anything.
- Maybe it's the same to you, it's not to me.
I'd like to know what the fact that I
build houses has to do with buying weapons.
- You're better at bargaining.
- You're so full of shit.
I'm not going to stand here
holding this impressive weapon...
and have an insipid
argument with you.
- Maybe I didn't make $100,000 last year...
- Down, Joe!
That was close.
Once the money comes in,
just a matter of time, huh?
I have treated you
the same way for 15 years.
- Yeah, like a 17 year old.
- The car. Open it.
Just tell me, okay,
for the record, just so I know.
What were you
trying to say in there?
- It was a compliment, you think about it.
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
- How's that?
You always tell me how you have
to deal with subcontractors...
and all these fights
you get into.
Every day you deal with an element
of society that's more...
- Primitive.
- Well...
You mean, like animals.
Yeah, Joe, like animals.
That's what I mean. Like monkeys.
That's what you are.
- It's not a joke.
- Heavy in the forehead.
- I'm not laughin'.
- A real knuckle-walker.
Your wife doesn't mind havin'
a knuckle-walker around, does she?
What do you want to say
something like that for?
Well, it's just shit, you know.
The shit hits the fan, and suddenly I'm
welcome in this perfect family's home.
That hasn't happened
a lot lately, has it?
You don't have
a lot of nights free.
You jealous, Matt?
Are you?
- Monopoly?
- Takes too long.
- Life?
- Nobody plays Life anymore.
- Yeah, they do.
- I don't feel like playing a game.
- Come on. This is supposed to be fun.
- Scrabble, Matt?
That's too educational.
Do we really need that fire?
I'm burning up.
I like the light.
Want to try and keep your clothes on?
I'm sorry.
What is that one game where you gotta
give away your secrets?
We played that once,
Matt, remember?
I'd rather stick my tongue
in a fan. Thank you.
We'll pretend
we're in high school...
and we gotta tell everyone
who we wanted to fuck real bad.
- Really?
- Really.
Or how...
Or where.
How is the wine?
Then I guess Twister is out.
No, I wouldn't
say that at all.
- Get away from me.
Go on. Get outta here.
How much butter do we have?
It's all melted.
This is not
my beautiful wife.
You used to like
my checkered past.
We could play checkers.
That's a
two-person game, Joe.
- I need another drink.
- Think so?
Yes, I think so.
I know I do.
- Is he mad?
- He's a big boy. He can say so if he is.
It's like I can't
have any fun anymore.
- I got it.
- Excuse me.
- That's a nice picture.
- Oh.
- It's funny. I like it.
- Yeah.
The guy you got doin' your house
is really doin' a number on ya.
Oh, I know.
He's terrible.
Could have saved you
a lot of heartache.
I know.
So, uh, how's Carol?
I heard she's fine.
That didn't take long.
Long enough.
You know, there is
this thing called marriage.
That's one step
closer to death.
You know what your problem is?
That's a question I've been hearing
a lot lately. I wonder.
You have too many options.
That's a matter
of perspective.
I hate you.
- Really?
- Really.
It's down there.
He did.
No, we don't.
Damn it.
No, see, when I get upset,
my stomach gets upset.
You're a pussy.
What's so funny?
Hey, your dad's here.
Matt, you want a drink?
All right.
Great. Run out and loot us
some Scotch, will ya?
You told him?
- You told him!
- I'm sorry.
I didn't know
I wasn't supposed...
When you're out looting tomorrow,
I'm a 40 regular, love cashmere.
- Shh.
- Okay, okay.
I'm not a looter. I took what I took
to fill a specific need.
So did the guy
that took the TV.
- TV is not a necessity.
- It is if you sell it for food.
I'm sorry. I interrupted something here.
I'm gonna go back...
- Of course not. We're just...
- You did.
We were talkin'.
I think your wife thinks...
Wait a minute. Are you actually
going to stand here in my kitchen...
and tell me
what my wife is thinking?
- Who the fuck do you think...
- Boys.
If you can't play nice, we're not
gonna have any more of these sleepovers.
I'm gonna go, uh, outside
and have a smoke, all right?
Matt, I'm sorry if...
Good night.
Good night.
- Matt?
- Hmm?
- There's someone in the house.
- What?
- Where's the gun?
- It's in the living room.
- No, it's not. Where the fuck is the gun?
- What's going on?
- Annie, where's the gun?
- I threw it in the pool. Why?
- Why?
- There's someone is the house.
Somebody broke
into the house?
I got a bat underneath the...
Oh, my God.
Stay here.
- Ready for this?
- Yeah.
He's just a little guy.
I'm gonna go around.
- You go this way. He's got our money.
- Joe?
- Leave the stuff!
- Turn the fuckin' alarm off!
- I said leave the stuff!
- Leave it!
- Turn it off!
- Get outta here!
- Joe, does he have a gun?
- I don't know.
Don't get too close to him!
Joe! Look out!
Use your knife! Use your knife!
- You okay? You all right?
- Yeah.
Matt? What happened?
- L... I stabbed him.
- You stabbed him?
- I think he's still alive.
- No, I think I killed him.
You all okay?
Huh? How about you?
Get a towel or blanket.
Something to stop the bleeding.
He's a little guy.
Yeah. That's some
wicked switchblade, huh?
- You knew he only had a knife?
- Yeah.
Hey. Hey, why?
- What'd he mean by that?
- Is he dead?
- Yeah.
- We don't know that.
We're gonna have a big problem if you
don't have your head screwed on straight.
Save it.
That's not important right now!
The guy's dead, okay?
- Oh, my God.
- Take Sarah inside.
- Oh, my God.
- Please, take her inside.
It's... It's Richard.
The guy who works for Mr. Alvarez,
the guys fixing our kitchen.
Matthew, it's...
it's Richard.
That's your watch.
Please take her inside.
- You hear that?
- What was it?
- A shot, wasn't it?
- A shot?
It sounded
like it was up here.
It was definitely a gunshot.
It sounded like it was
right outside my window.
- You okay?
- Yeah.
- He... He tried to stab me.
- I saw it. I saw it.
I think it's that
fellow Matthew's place.
I had to protect myself,
Matt? What happened?
Uh, somebody
broke into our house.
And, uh, Steph
came out with a rifle...
- And, he, uh...
- Yeah, and this guy was waving this gun around.
He was about ready to shoot
one of these guys here.
Like Matt said, I come out of my house
with my hunting rifle...
and I shoot him... first.
There was nothing else I could do.
He was about to take
a shot at you, wasn't he?
- Uh...
- Well, wasn't he? You gotta tell them.
The guy was aiming a gun
at you. You got nothing to worry about.
Aw, Jesus Christ.
I'm glad you guys are here.
The guy is dead.
- It is what it is.
- I come out of my house, he's got his hands in the air.
- He had this gun.
Hold on. Stop right there.
We heard a gunshot.
Who fired it? You?
- What I'm trying to say is...
- Calm down. Tell me what happened.
I come out of my house,
and I had a rifle.
This guy's got his hands in the air,
and I fired once...
just to take the gun
away from him.
- And he stabbed him.
- He probably saved my life.
Yeah. Maybe.
Where were you, sir?
- Uh, I was standing over
by the edge of the driveway.
Is that how you saw it?
Uh, I didn't hear
what he said...
- I was telling him how the guy...
- Just a second, sir!
You guys stay here.
Come here.
Huh? Oh.
S- T-R-A-S...
Under the circumstances,
we can save you a lot of time...
and return what he took
from you right now.
- What's gonna happen?
- There will be an investigation.
Don't worry about your neighbor.
He'll stand up fine.
The guy was breaking into houses. You
all saw him with a gun and the blackout.
- They'll consider that.
- Yeah.
Is it bad out there?
Out where?
"It'll take an hour,
and the lights will be on. "
Who are they trying to kid?
- That what the cop said?
- That's what the cop said.
Upstairs. Go on!
He said there was a chance.
They don't know any more about when
the power's going on than we do.
Solar storm.
How gullible do they think we are?
It doesn't matter what happened. What
are we going to do to protect ourselves?
We should have gated the street
when we had a chance.
We wouldn't have this problem.
I don't understand you people.
I don't wanna live
behind bars.
The important thing
is that we stick together.
Fifteen hundred lousy bucks...
Does anybody have
any information? Not a rumor.
Not something they heard from a friend
of a friend, but hard information?
We could, um...
We could park a couple of cars...
um, at the end of the block,
seal it off.
That's a good idea.
How about that Lincoln
of yours?
- My Lincoln?
- Yeah. Why not?
I don't want to run down there
and move it all the time.
- Leave the keys in it.
- You insane?
What are they
talking about?
I'll tell you what I want to talk about.
I want to talk about Raji's...
- Hey!
- You got a generator?
- Well, yeah, but...
- Why didn't you tell us?
- Why should I?
- That's the kind of thing we should know about.
What if some of us
have some emergency?
I have limited gasoline.
Everybody can use their own gas, Raji.
It's a very
small generator.
- Blah, blah, blah.
- "Blah, blah, blah," what?
I don't know how they do
things where you come from...
- Miami.
- What?
I come from Miami, okay?
What are you saying, Raji? If one of us
has an accident, we can't use it?
- I didn't say that.
- Some of us have kids.
- We have kids.
- How many?
- Two!
- Well, we have three.
- So what?
- I'm just saying.
- The important thing is we stick together.
- Good night.
Right, Raji.
Stick together.
But not with your generator
and not with his car.
Who the hell is he?
Hey, Matt.
Matt, come here.
I wanna tell you somethin'.
Come on.
Take her in.
So what'd you tell
the cop?
Doesn't really matter,
does it?
Kind of matters to me,
don't you think?
I lied...
through my teeth.
Thanks, man.
They'll pull the registration
on the gun.
They'll trace it to you.
- There was no registration on that one.
- What?
I won it in a card game.
You won it in a card...
Hey... Whoa, whoa.
Easy, easy. Come on.
- I just want to ask you something.
- What?
Where do we stand,
you and me?
I mean, do we have
a problem now?
Okay, I see.
I see how we're
gonna play this.
I'm right across the street,
you know.
What about
your parents' place in Colorado?
- How do we know the power's not out there too?
- We don't.
- It's gotta be better than here.
- It's really far.
- It's not that far. We've driven it before.
- Why do you want to leave?
It's different for us.
We got a kid.
- You want to run away?
- It's not running away.
- What's the matter with you?
- Nothing. It's not safe here.
I just saw a guy
get killed in my driveway.
I sure am sorry about that.
It must be a real strain.
- That's not what I meant.
- It's ten times worse for me.
I'm not saying that.
You should be grateful you
didn't get your hands dirty.
Wait a minute. Let me make
this clear, all right?
I feel good about what I did.
I acted, Matt.
Me and that guy across the street.
And you and you and your baby are
probably alive because I acted, okay?
If that's the way
you see it.
How do you...
You know what?
- Tomorrow morning I'm just going to get lost.
- No, we're all leaving.
All right? All of us.
I heard you get up.
Do you want to be alone?
I couldn't sleep either.
What are you thinking?
Nothin' good.
Your folks' place
is 530 miles from here.
We can make it in a day
if we drive straight through.
We should take my truck.
It's got four-wheel drive.
You never know
if we're gonna need it or not.
If we can keep up
20 or so miles a gallon...
that means we'll need 26 gallons
of gas to get us there.
My tank holds 14.
We can siphon some
from the other two cars.
Keep a can in the trunk.
But that means
somewhere along the way...
we're gonna need
another seven gallons of gas.
Gas stations
aren't gonna be open.
Even if they are,
they won't sell it to us.
And even if they would,
we couldn't pay.
But along the way, we have to get
seven gallons of gasoline...
Hey! Joe!
Come on, man. Let's go!
They're not gonna work.
They were at the bottom of the pool.
It's okay. It's okay. That was nothing.
- Some of 'em work.
- Yeah.
Won't do us any good
if we don't bring it.
Hey, mind if I drive?
Uh, yeah, kind of.
Come on.
It's no big deal.
You drive your car.
I'll drive my car.
How's that sound?
- Don't suppose you have anything cold?
- Sorry. We don't.
- All right. Three sodas, please.
- Sure.
Oh, I am so tired of it hot.
I'm tired of this whole deal.
Uh, two cheese sandwiches...
two warm Pepsis.
I wish we could
do better for ya.
Come on. Hurry up.
- Excuse me.
- You bet.
Hey, uh, could I get a
glass of water, please?
Excuse me.
I've got a problem.
I need some gas.
You think I can get some gas
from you people?
- You kiddin'? Our gas?
- Yeah.
I'm kiddin'.
I'm a joker.
How ya doin'?
Name's Gary.
- Raymond.
- Good to meet ya, Raymond.
- You know anything about cars, Ray?
- Nope.
Shit. I'm having a little
problem with my fuel pump...
I don't know... something.
You don't know anything?
- Can you spare a little gas maybe?
- Can't do it.
I'll give you 10 bucks
for a gallon.
I said I can't.
You can't spare one gallon
of gas for $10?
That's... right.
Well, that's
bad business, Ray.
- How about your friend here? He got a car?
- We're together.
I guess I'm just
shit outta luck, huh?
- Didn't say that.
- Yeah, you did.
Hey, uh,
where's your john at?
In the back.
Somebody's in there
right now.
Well, sorry.
Who is it? The Pope?
They'll be out in a minute.
You know what, Raymond.
I just don't think
we're ever gonna be friends.
Free ice cream.
Come on, folks. Get your ice cream.
We don't really need ice cream.
I do.
- Hi.
- Hi. Know what you want?
- Um...
- I'll have chocolate chip.
- If you got it.
- I've have a vanilla cone and a chocolate cone.
Slow down!
Hi. Could you, uh,
watch her for a second?
- Yeah.
- Thanks.
I'd like two cups. One vanilla...
- One for me?
- and one strawberry.
- Vanilla and strawberry.
- Thank you, sir.
You ready?
- Look at that.
- What?
You live in the middle of nowhere
and your house is a piece of shit.
- You don't fix it up? You buy a BMW instead?
- So?
- So who would do that?
- Those people.
- It's not their car.
- Actually it's their son's car.
He went to the city with nothing.
Made millions.
He comes back to help his aged and
frightened parents in this time of trouble.
Try this one. BMW guy
comes running out of the city...
like us, like everybody.
Runs out of fuel,
no shelter, no food.
Sees this farmhouse. Pulls up, waits,
breaks in, kills the farmer.
Holds the wife hostage
for a couple of years.
- Lives off their stuff.
- Kills the farmer?
- Why not?
- Let's go, you guys.
We're low already?
No, it's just safer in the tank
than in the trunk.
Why don't you check the gauge
in that car? See if there's any gas.
Yeah. That's a good idea.
- No VIN number.
- What?
Little metal identification tab
has been cut out.
Oh! Ow! Sorry!
- Sorry.
- What is it?
- There's a guy sleeping in the car.
- What's going on?
Nothing. I startled
this guy. That's all.
- What guy?
- That guy.
How ya doin'?
- Hello. What happened?
- Hello.
Boom. That's what happened.
Engine blew up on me.
Hell, I've been out here
all day long.
I swear to God I couldn't get anybody
to stop for me to save my life.
I just gave up.
Went into the car...
must have dozed off.
- You come from the city?
- Yeah, I did.
You scared the hell
out of me.
Yeah, likewise.
Hmm. Hey, uh, uh,
you think maybe I could
catch a ride with you guys?
Uh, well, we're...
Hi! How ya doin'?
- Hi.
- Hi!
Cute. Huh.
You got any room in there?
You see, you really
would be saving my life.
So, uh, come on.
What do ya say?
Fact is, we're full up.
Oh, now. You sure?
- I think so. Yeah.
- Yeah, I'm really, really sorry.
How about you?
- You think so too?
- Uh...
Sure must have been hot
in that car.
You look like you've
been swimmin' in a pool.
Funny thing is, I did
the same thing this morning.
Dove in the pool
and got the... Remember?
Know what I mean?
He's right. We can barely
fit the four of us.
Sorry to hear you say that.
You know what.
Let me see what I can do.
I'll move some things around,
maybe make some room.
Yeah. Yeah, I'd
appreciate that. Thanks.
- What are you doing?
- Just hold on, Annie.
I'll just go
and get my stuff, okay?
I'll be right back.
- He's got a gun?
- That's right.
A gun. He's got a gun.
Oh, my God.
- Shit.
- Keep your shirt on.
It's gonna be all right. Shh!
Is everything all right?
Yeah! Talk to him, Matt.
Stay between him and me.
Didn't change your mind,
did you?
- Do it, Matt.
- Everything okay?
- What should I do?
- Get on the floor.
Stay down.
Yeah, I think it's gonna work.
We're gonna put stuff on top.
It should be all right.
- Hey!
- No! Don't!
You shot him!
- Goddamn you!
- Matt?
- Annie?
- Why'd you do that?
Why in the hell did you do that,
you stupid, stupid shit!
Don't touch it!
What in the hell's
the matter with you people?
I wasn't gonna
do nothin' to you!
Why'd you do that?
That answer your question?
All I wanted was a ride!
That's all!
Just a ride!
You had no right
to point this damn thing at me!
- No right at all!
- Annie!
Get outta there!
Get out of there!
Matt? There's
something in my eyes.
- Outta the car!
- Annie?
Get out of the car!
Get away from her!
Don't look at me!
Don't look!
Don't look at me!
You got a baby in a car
with a loaded shotgun!
- Real smart, asshole! You stupid shit, you!
- No!
You remember who started this!
You hear me?
You just remember!
That motherfucker fired first!
You understand me?
He fired first!
Are you okay?
Are you okay?
- I see another car.
- It's not gonna stop.
- This one's gonna stop.
- No, it's not.
No one will stop.
Oh, come on now.
Come on. See me here.
Stop! Please. Come on.
Stop! Come on! Stop!
Come on! Goddamn it!
- Stop! Stop!
- Matthew! Move!
Stupid fuck!
Okay. Now, what do I do?
- Here's your safety here.
- Uh-huh.
The safety's off now.
To your shoulder tight.
This thing's gonna kick.
- Tight to my shoulder.
- Just pull the trigger.
What if I have
to shoot it again?
- Rack it with this hand. You rack it down and back.
- Okay.
Some of these shells work,
some of them don't.
Just keep racking and pulling
the trigger until one of them fires.
- Okay.
- Okay.
All right. So, um, how long
are you gonna be gone?
Lt'll take me about an hour
to get to the house.
- You sure there was a car?
- Yeah.
I saw it.
I want you to come back.
Matthew, I really, really
need you to come back.
It's okay.
It's okay.
- It's okay. You're gonna be fine, all right?
- Okay.
Okay. Okay.
Oh, God.
You're cold.
- Yeah.
- You're freezing.
- Yeah. I'm cold.
- Oh, God.
Is that better?
Is that better?
You okay?
It's gonna be okay.
Okay. Shh.
Shh. Shh.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
It's okay. It's okay.
I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
- A fly. There's a fly.
- It hurts?
- There's a fly!
- No, no. No, Joe.
Oh, God. Thank God.
Hello... Hello?
Hey? Hey?
- Oh, thank God.
- Yes?
My name's Matthew Kay.
We were drivin' and we stopped
to help a guy whose car...
had broken down on the road.
He shot my friend,
and he stole our car.
Slow down. Slow down.
My wife and my baby,
we're stranded about five miles back.
He needs to get to a hospital.
Any way you could drive us?
- You want me to drive you?
- Yeah. Or could we use your car?
I could pay you anything
when the power's back on.
- You mean, take my car?
- Yeah, look. Here's my license.
- Just hold it up.
- T-Take the whole damn wallet.
Do I know you?
No, man, you don't know me.
And I don't know you.
Nobody will stop.
He took our food and water.
All right.
I can give you food and water.
- Wait, wait, wait.
- Look, hey.
- I don't know if you're lyin'.
- You don't know if I'm lyin'?
That's right.
If I was lying, I'd kick
through your fucking door!
What the hell are you
talking like this for?
This is not
gonna help you at all.
This isn't your house.
- What?
- Whose house is this?
Somebody I know.
I don't have to explain.
- You are full of shit!
- Who are you to talk to me like that?
Let me use your goddamn car!
That's all I want!
No, I won't let you
use my god...
I can't hand my car over
to the first person that asks.
How do I know you ain't got somebody waiting
in the bushes as soon as I open this door?
My friend is gonna die!
He's gonna bleed to death
in the back of the fuckin' car!
- You said your car got stolen.
- Yeah, the car was stolen...
All right. Like I said,
I can give you food.
I don't want the food!
A ride! I need a ride!
Step away from the door.
What would you do if
I pushed my way in here?
I would stop you.
- Get...
- Goddamn it!
Leave them right
where they are.
Oh, shi...
- Shit!
- Put it down!
- Put it down! Put the gun down!
- You put it down!
- Put the fucking gun down!
- Don't make me...
No! No!
Don't load it!
Don't load that thing!
Stop it!
Don't make me...
This fucking gun!
Don't make me shoot you!
- Oh, Jesus.
- Hey! Hey! Don't point that at her!
- Look at me!
- I didn't know!
Get back in the room, Kari!
Don't look at her!
You look at me.
Go back in the room!
I'm takin' your car!
I'm gonna bring it back!
Why the fuck
should I trust you?
Because I'm gonna trust you.
We'll take you.
Thank you.
Thank you.
- You find his card?
- Uh, no.
Is that it?
Yeah. Yeah,
it's right here.
Joe, we'll be right
behind you.
Okay, and ready?
One, two, three.
Hello? Yeah.
"Bartholomew gazed
at his glistening town.
Maybe something got lost...
but something got found.
He'd seen such amazing,
mysterious things.
He'd seen horses with glasses
and canyons that sing.
Made all sorts of new friends
on the head of a pin.
Played a weird game of baseball
where the winners don't win.
The biggest adventure
he knew lay ahead.
All the dreams he could dream
in the warmth of his bed. "