Warning Shot (2018) Movie Script

There's a reckonin' a-comin'
And it burns beyond the grave
Lead inside my belly
'Cause my soul
Has lost its way
Oh, Lazarus
How did your debts get paid?
Oh, Lazarus
Were you so afraid?
It won't be long
'Til I'm dead and gone
It won't be long
'Til I'm dead and gone
Watch the fires
Rise under my skin
Down to the bone
Scorchin' my soul
Nowhere to run
Nowhere to run
Nowhere to run
When the fires When the
fires Have surrounded you
With the Hounds of Hell
Comin' after you
I've got blood
I've got blood on my name
When the fires When the
fires Are consuming you
And your sacred stars
Won't be guiding you
I've got blood
And I've got blood on my name
When the fires When the
fires Have surrounded you
And the whole wide world's
Comin' after you
I've got blood,
And I've got blood
Blood on my name
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
We should go.
How come everyone left so soon?
They probably have things to do.
There weren't that many people.
Most of Grandpa's friends
are dead, sweetheart.
Come on, let's go.
BOBBY: All right,
these water rights
have been in this family
since the 1800s.
The old man himself
has owned them
since, like, 1939.
So it's gonna take
some persuasion.
I want you guys to persuade him.
You two know each other?
I've seen him around.
Had a friend who said he bought
a skimpy bag of weed from him.
JAWARI: I don't sell skimpy bag.
Had a bunch of stems in it.
Oh, Jesus. All right, uh...
Rainy, this is Jawari.
Jawari, Rainy.
You think you guys
can work together?
Hey, man, I'm a professional.
All right, I need you
to loosen the guy up.
He's old, all right?
Do not kill him.
Just... Just get it done.
We need him to sign.
When do you want this done?
Let's do this tomorrow.
Around noon.
You guys hold him there.
I'll come by with the papers.
And what if he gives us trouble?
What'd I just say, asshole?
Do not kill him.
He can't sign if he's dead.
I was just asking.
Might have a shotgun
or something.
He's in his 90s.
Can you handle a guy in his 90s?
Cheyenne, dinner's ready.
James and Chris were
chasing me and Lucia.
They said they were
going to toss us into the pond.
Oh. Really?
Well, we'll see about that.
- What's that?
- It was on the door.
Go wash up.
CHEYENNE: What's for dinner?
Vegetable soup.
Hey, honey?
What did you think
about the farm?
CHEYENNE: It was okay.
AUDREY: Just okay?
CHEYENNE: Yeah, it was fun
just running around.
There's lots of places to go.
There's crackers
if you want some.
So it turns out, Grandpa was a
bit of a hermit in his old age.
We're probably the only family
he kept in contact with.
He might leave me
something in his will.
Really? Like what?
Like, I don't know.
Mr. Pendleton kind of hinted
he might leave me the farm.
It's a lot more space
over there than in this trailer.
Are you working tonight?
Who's watching me?
Lucia's mom.
Don't let those boys
throw you in the pond.
[LAUGHING] Please.
Is Marty in his office?
- Yeah.
- Okay.
Would you like
some more coffee, sir?
No, I'm fine, darling.
Thank you.
I'll put this right over here.
Have a good day.
Got a minute?
[SIGHS] Yeah,
that's exactly what I've got.
I'm tied up with this tax mess.
I'm down to my last extension.
I'm having
some hard times, financially.
Boy, aren't we all?
I need to make some extra money.
Flirt with the customers.
I'm not asking for a raise.
I'm just...
Maybe you could
give me some extra hours.
You're lucky to have
the hours you have now, Audrey.
I got a kid, Marty.
I had nothing to do with that,
but maybe there is a solution.
You know, I'll uh...
I'm really,
really tensed right now
and you really need money.
We're a match made in heaven.
You owe me overtime pay.
I told you, I'll pay you just
as soon as I get my tax refund.
I know you have the money.
You just bought a brand-new car.
Don't you tell me
how to spend my money.
I'm gonna pay your overtime.
But you just have to wait
like everybody else.
- Asshole.
- Nice mouth.
Here he comes again
See how he's smilin'
He comes again
See how he's tryin'
To please everybody
Though they put him down
Go ahead and laugh
He's everybody's clown
You want beer?
What the fuck is wrong with you?
What? It's just beer.
I'm talking about you carrying
them guns right out in the open.
Man, nobody saw me.
Besides, it's not a gun,
it's a rifle.
You really think we need an
assault rifle for one old man?
Here's your weapon.
A six-shooter?
It's a .38. That's respectable.
How come I get a six-shooter
like I'm some type of
fucking cowboy,
and you get
a semi-automatic rifle?
'cause that's all I've got.
Besides, that was
my daddy's gun.
Dan. You call your old man Dan?
Man, what the fuck
is your problem, dude?
I just thought we'd have
a beer together.
Where's the bullets?
Here, man,
I got your bullets right here.
Six bullets is all I get?
That's a six-shooter.
How many you want?
Besides, we're not
supposed to kill anybody anyway.
Hey, man, you got any weed?
It's all stems, man.
[LAUGHING] Come on, man, you know
I was just kidding with you.
Besides, I know your own
personal stash is the good shit.
Oh, yeah.
That's what I'm talkin' about.
Let me see that.
There's a little stem right
there, but that's all right.
Mr. Pendleton is an old friend.
He's helping us
with Grandpa's estate.
My, I never knew
he had such a pretty
great granddaughter.
Grandpa had an estate?
Yes. He owned 80 acres.
- That's a lot.
- PENDLETON: Yes, it is.
You have any plans for it
if he leaves it to you?
It needs a lot of work.
Probably couldn't sell it
for a lot.
I was actually thinking,
it might be cheaper for us
if we lived there.
Will won't be executed
for another week.
So, we'll talk about
the specifics then.
I was at the funeral.
I don't know if you saw me.
I did. Thank you.
Thank you for the flowers.
You know, I know your...
I worked with your grandfather,
my very first job.
We were just boys.
I did not know that.
Picking some of the best
sweet corn we ever ate.
You know, the first time
I saw your mother,
she was younger
than you are now.
And you know,
she ran away from me.
I came by for a visit
and she ran away from me.
But they said you were
slow to warm up to people.
First ten minutes, I caught you
spying on me from around
the corner of the house.
Another ten minutes,
and you were offering me
a cup of pretend tea.
By the time I left,
you were hanging at my neck.
They had to pull you off me.
I guess
I warmed up to you finally.
PENDLETON: Yes, you did.
You were a clever one, too.
She used a coffee can lid
for a frisbee.
Got it stuck on the roof.
Well, she tied a rope
to a baseball mitten...
Threw it up there.
[LAUGHING] That...
That sounds more like me.
- Did she ever get it down?
- Yes, she did.
She sure did.
An answer has no purpose
without a problem, you know?
There aren't always answers.
Well, I think
a clever girl will find one.
Sometimes, you just have to
repurpose a few things.
If that doesn't work?
Leave it to the wind.
It'll eventually blow off
whatever's on the roof.
But I'm a runner, remember?
But you come back.
- Thank you.
AUDREY: Cheyenne.
I'm sorry I didn't
say anything about it before,
but it's not set in stone.
What about school?
Will I still go
to the same school?
What about all my friends?
Honey, I don't know
what's gonna happen.
All I know is that we can't
afford the rent anymore.
What about Dad?
Can we ask him to help us?
Your dad doesn't
give us any money.
If he knew we might
lose our home, then he might.
All he would do is
try to take you away from me.
Is that what you want? Hmm?
You wanna live with your dad?
You'll still have to
change schools.
I know the birthday cards
from dad are really from you.
How do you know that?
No postage stamps
or return address.
So you can't threaten me
with living with Dad.
'Cause I already know
he wouldn't take me.
You're pretty smart.
You know that?
Just don't get a bumper sticker
on the car about it.
'Cause I've been digging
Through a pile of bones
Just tryin' to Find the
answer In a broken up home
You never called
Yeah, you left me alone
What's your name, darlin'?
- Is that Mexican?
- No.
RAINY: Notta what?
Not a Chance.
You got bird shit
on your window.
Yeah? Why don't you
lick it off for me then?
You think I won't?
I'll give you ten bucks
if you lick that bird shit off.
JAWARI: Come on, man.
The light turned green.
Bitch, you even got ten bucks?
I don't think you'll do it.
Where's my money?
I'll take the rest of it, too.
JAWARI: What're you doing, man?
Let's get out of here.
Remember, I got your address.
If you call the police, you better
hope they find me before I find you.
BOBBY: All right,
coming through.
Hey. There we go.
CALVIN: That is the first time
you haven't hit fucking chair.
You got me.
- BOBBY: That'll be all right.
- BOBBY: There.
- BOBBY: All right.
You're getting better.
You're getting better.
Hey. Put it over my feet.
My feet get cold.
- Okay.
- No, the feet are down here, sir.
There you go.
So, uh...
This afternoon I'm gonna
go see the old man.
I stopped worrying about
that old bastard
about 30 years ago.
[CHUCKLES] We hated each other.
But respected each other.
Well, you could
never get him to sell.
Dad could never get him to sell.
You trying to tell me, you
wanna end up like your dad?
I don't. I don't.
You don't want that
and I don't want that.
BOBBY: No, I don't. I just wanna show
you that I can run the business.
I'm good.
What are you gonna do?
You know what we did in my day?
If we didn't like somebody,
we told them
right to their face,
before you
loosen their jaw for them.
And then they'd take a chair
and crack it over your head,
if they had any guts.
That's the problem today, Bobby.
Nobody respects guts anymore.
I wanna make you proud of me.
You can proud
of one thing for sure.
- What's that?
- Today,
you were number one in the world
at hauling me off the shitter.
It seems weird Bobby would go through
all this trouble for some water.
He's just tryin' to
impress his grandfather.
Do you have to carry that
out in the open like that?
Hey, you know, maybe I'll
stick it down my pants.
No one will see it
next to my dick.
Hey, where's yours?
If it was up your ass,
I bet you'd know where it was.
Ooh, damn, brother.
What spoiled your taco?
Fuck you, man.
Hey. Hey, so how long did
it take you to smear that,
that doodle across your lip?
Shit, I shave twice a day, man.
Man, if you shave twice a day,
I shit gold bricks.
You can hardly tickle
a twat
with that
Velcro-looking thing.
Kiss my ass, cowboy.
I get more pussy
than you come at.
Ooh, well, well, well.
If we're talking about
imaginary pussy,
then I guess you're gonna win.
JAWARI: I know you're in there!
You ain't
fooling anyone, old man.
We know you're in there!
I don't think he's in there.
I know he's around here somewhere.
He's gotta be.
We'll find him.
You check the woods
on that side,
I'll come up behind the barn
and we'll meet up
by that wood pile.
Man, I fucking hate trees.
How can you hate trees?
- No one hates trees.
- I do.
I was hiding out
from the police once,
I was stuck in the woods
for weeks.
Nothing but
goddamn trees everywhere.
No one hates trees, man.
That's impossible.
RAINY: Hey, you know
what I'm gonna do?
I'mma piss on this goddamn tree
right here.
Can you reach that?
- That's my girl.
- Here you go.
Thank you, baby.
Whose car is that, Mom?
I don't know.
Might be the lumber company.
Grandpa was gonna
thin the forest.
You don't wanna come inside?
Just wanna go to the swing.
Okay. But be careful.
It's very old.
Don't bother the bir...
CHEYENNE: I'm right here, Mom.
Baby. Come on, baby.
Get in...
Get in the car, honey.
Come on.
Baby, run!
- AUDREY: Baby, lock the door!
- Open the door!
Open the door!
- Give me the keys!
- Open the door! We're not gonna hurt you!
Open the door!
We're not gonna hurt you!
Turn off the car
or I'll kill the kid.
Put the car into park.
Bitch, that was
a fuckin' warning shot.
Put the car into park.
Unlock the door.
- Baby.
- Yeah.
- AUDREY: Unlock the door.
Everything's gonna be fine.
- Get out!
- Okay.
What are we gonna do with them?
- Okay. It's okay.
- Have you seen any rope around here?
RAINY: Let's start with names.
I know you're Cheyenne.
That's a pretty name.
Is it because you're shy?
What's your name?
- Audrey.
- RAINY: Audrey.
That's not so pretty.
What's your middle name?
- Hey, man, can I talk to you?
- Yeah, in a minute.
So where's the old man, huh?
- Grandpa?
- Yeah, grandpa.
- He died.
- JAWARI: Died?
Who gets the water rights?
Water rights? I don't...
[STUTTERS] I don't know.
Whoever he leaves them to
I guess.
Well, when will we
find out who get them?
- We read the will next week.
Can't watch them for a week.
JAWARI: You're right, man.
Come on, let's talk.
Okay, first off,
I don't like you
pointing the rifle at a kid.
Well, the old man
was once a kid.
Audrey was once a kid.
So if somebody's 17,
and they turn 18 tomorrow,
I gotta wait till tomorrow to be
able to point a rifle at 'em?
I had it
with your smart ass bullshit.
I had it
with your pussy-footing.
- Hey, fuck you, cowboy!
- Fuck you, Zulu!
I was born in America,
dumb shit.
You don't even know
what a Zulu is.
I know what it is.
It's that dude that plays
with chicken bones all day
'cause he's got the best drugs.
That's a sangoma, dumbass.
It's all the same
bullshit to me.
Now what are we
gonna do with them?
If you sign
the water rights over,
we'll let you go.
Man, we don't even know
she'll get them.
If she does,
we already have the contract.
How about it?
Bobby will be here in a bit
with the papers.
You sign it, and that's it.
What about you, shy one?
You know anything about this?
Does she talk?
- She's scared.
- Oh, yeah?
Are you mad
'cause I pointed a rifle at you?
Yeah, well,
if you don't talk,
I'm gonna point it at you again.
This time I might fire it.
Damn it, Rainy, I told you not to
threaten that kid with the rifle.
Hey, you said not to point it at her.
Did I point it at her?
Go on, shy one.
Go on, baby, answer him.
Me and Mom can't afford rent.
So we thought we might
move in here.
Oh, isn't that interesting?
How you know
you get the house?
AUDREY: We don't.
Was I talking to you?
Let her answer.
Mr. Pendleton said
we'll probably get it.
Because Grandpa was a hermit and
didn't have much family left.
She'll probably
get the water rights, too.
Problem solved.
All we have to do now,
is just wait for Bobby.
Yeah. I need a fucking beer.
Oh, damn.
What the hell did
the old man eat? Chickpea?
There's more mouse shit
than food in these cupboards.
JAWARI: He was 90.
Maybe mouse shit was his secret
to longevity.
Maybe you should
eat some, cowboy.
Yeah? You think I won't?
How much?
I told you
I don't have any money.
You have some beer in the car.
You remember?
RAINY: Oh, yeah, that's right.
Why don't you go
get it for me?
Fuck you.
Why don't you go get my beer?
- Untie me.
She's got wit.
I like that.
I like that a lot.
Hey, man, why don't you
step out for a spell?
Hey, man, we didn't
come here for that.
Yeah, I know,
but, well, you know.
JAWARI: Leave her alone.
Oh, I see you draw the line
at pushing around old men.
Just leave her alone.
Don't worry.
It's for him. Not for you.
Just in case.
RAINY: Well, fuck you,
I'll get my own beer.
Well, fuck you.
Oh, yeah.
Motherfucking birds.
Loud ass fucking birds.
Hey, man.
Why didn't you tell me
you're firing one up?
JAWARI: You didn't ask.
RAINY: Yeah, let me
get some of that.
Here, man, maybe it'll
mellow you out.
Goddamn, this shit can blow
a hole through a bag ball.
JAWARI: Nah, man,
it's an acquired taste.
Hey, you want some?
AUDREY: No, thank you.
You sure? It'll loosen you up.
Get the tension out.
Believe me, darlin', you look like you're
under a lot of pressure right now.
- What about you?
- She doesn't want any.
I didn't ask you.
Suit yourself.
You know what you are, cowboy?
A glut.
You don't know when to quit.
Hey, man, if you wanted it back,
all you have to do is ask.
Don't have to get personal.
Move over.
You comfortable?
Would you be comfortable with
two criminals in your house?
This isn't your house
yet, remember?
Besides, Jawari is not
really a criminal.
Worst thing Jawari's ever done,
sell skimpy bags of dope.
I told you, I don't
sell skimpy bags.
RAINY: My friends don't lie.
Your friends are lying
sacks of shit.
Nothing wrong with getting
a little extra out of the deal.
What do you say, Audrey? Hmm?
All we have to do
is wait for Bobby.
Do you wanna fuck up
something that simple?
Hey, you're a real killjoy,
you know that?
- Just chill out, man.
- RAINY: Yeah.
Yeah, why don't you take a nap?
Man, you're so annoying.
He's gonna be real pissed
when he wakes up.
Please don't hurt us.
It's all right.
I'm not actually
forcing myself on you.
All I want...
All I want is
for you to ask for it.
Now, go on.
Go on, ask for it.
I don't know
what you want me to say.
I want you to ask for it.
AUDREY: I can't.
You can. And you will.
Cheyenne, can she please leave?
No, fuck that.
You can say it
in front of shy one.
She's too young
to understand anyway.
I can't.
Yeah? All right.
Come on.
You sit here
and see what happens next.
I don't... I don't know
what you want me to say.
I'll do whatever you want.
Maybe Cheyenne will ask fir it.
Please. No.
- I don't know what you want me to say!
- Come on, Cheyenne.
Let's leave Audrey here
to think about things.
No, God. Please.
I'll say anything you want.
Please take me!
Take me!
Take me!
Oh, my God!
Take me!
Well, if you're gonna beg.
I knew my charm
would wear you down.
- Baby.
I need you to be really strong
for Mama right now, okay?
I need this. For me, okay, baby?
Come on. Come on.
Let's go. Sit down.
Stay quiet.
You okay?
It's okay. Take a deep breath.
It's okay.
What's this?
Oh, right, a pamphlet.
Whatever could it be about?
Hello, sir. My name is David.
I just wanted to leave you
with some literature
and to ask if you'd heard
the good news
concerning our Lord
and Savior, Jesus Christ.
You know what country you're in?
- I'm sorry?
- It's a simple question.
David, do you know what country
that you are in?
- This is America.
- That's right. This is America.
I'm sorry, sir, I'm not sure
what you're getting at.
Did you see that church
on the corner down there?
I sure did. It's a,
it's a really lovely big...
That's one of a million on damn
near every corner in this country.
Do you really think that you're gonna
run into someone who's never heard of
Jesus fuckin' Christ?
Hey, I'll tell you
where you need to go.
You need to go to one of those
remote areas in Africa
where they, uh, have
all those crazy tribes,
where they worship tigers
and shit.
That's where you'll find people
that never heard of Jesus.
Okay. Sorry to bother you.
You wanna know why Christians don't
like to go down to those places...
'Cause you'll get a spear
in your ass.
That's why.
They'll make a necklace
out of your fuckin' head.
I'll move on.
Uh, have a good day, sir.
You saw something, didn't you?
- What?
- Don't act stupid with me.
You just saw something,
didn't you?
[STUTTERS] I don't know what
you're talking about, sir.
I'll leave now. Thank you.
RAINY: That's why
I hate people like you.
You would just lie like the
devil the second it suits you.
Oh, now you're thinkin' about running
away like a little pussy, aren't you?
Come now, I'm trying
to be an asshole.
I just, I just want you
to admit that you lied.
Now, Audrey here did something
to tip you off
and then you acted
like you were leaving
when you were
really going for help.
And then I asked you if you
saw something and you lied.
[STUTTERING] I don't know
What's going on here.
I don't know
what any of this is about.
This is about you lying,
and not being able to admit it.
Okay. Okay.
I admit it.
I'm sorry. [STUTTERS]
I admit it, I lied.
Well, now.
That's not a very sincere
admission now, is it, David?
[WHIMPERS] I don't know
what you want me to say.
RAINY: Yeah, there's
a lot of that going around.
I just want you,
- to admit
- you lied.
- AUDREY: Stop it!
Please leave him.
I just want a little bit
of sincerity, David.
- Is that too much to ask?
I... I saw her
looking out the window.
I'm sorry.
She was looking out the window.
I... I didn't know what to do.
I was afraid.
I didn't want to get involved.
I was...
I was... I'm so sorry.
Did you hear that, Audrey?
He's the Christian. He was
gonna leave you here to rot.
I bet you wish
all that prayer bullshit
really worked right about now,
don't you?
JAWARI: Hey, cowboy.
Ought to blow
your fucking head off.
Come on, Zulu.
You're not mad over that little
bump on your head, are you?
I was just trying to get a little
bit of alone time with my lady.
JAWARI: Who the hell is this?
Oh, that's my new friend, David.
He likes to preach the gospel
when he isn't...
I owe you a whack.
What are you doing out of bed?
Where's your wheelchair?
I gotta walk around
a little bit.
Get the blood flowing.
All fine "busy" ness.
- It's a disease.
- Yeah.
- Busy, busy, busy.
Something I gotta take care of.
Yeah. Well...
I remember being busy.
When I built all this,
I was a busy man.
Hadn't worked once.
I had nothing
and I wanted it all.
I know.
I know. You told me.
My dad,
we didn't get on very well.
But he told me,
"If you want a million dollars,
"you better put in a million
dollar's worth of work."
I worked that hard
for a long time
so that you guys
wouldn't have to.
And now I'm not sure
I did the right thing.
Don't say that.
We got money.
That's power.
Nobody fucks with us.
Everybody thinks that
getting power is, you know,
gonna be about being lucky.
You know, hitting the jackpot,
winning the lottery,
picking a stock.
Nobody thinks
about the hard work.
Nobody thinks
about the sacrifice.
Nobody saw me digging wells
in mud so deep, I couldn't
even get my boots out of it.
Yeah, I bust my ass.
It was all about the water
and the pipes.
And they worked
just like a chain gang.
Somebody told you
when you could take a break,
somebody told you when you
could get a drink of water.
And I decided right then.
Someday, I was gonna
have all the water.
And I was gonna
dig in the ground
until the ground bled
because no son of a bitch was
ever gonna tell me again,
when I could
have a drink of water.
Let's take you back to bed.
Come on.
A man should
have the right to drink water
whenever he wants to.
[GROANS] What a pleasure.
Oh, how pathetic am I!
You know what happens
when you get older?
You can't stop it.
[EXHALES] I know.
I'm feeling it.
You remember your grandmother?
She was right.
- About what?
- A vacation.
She thought that family should
spend more time together
so she wanted us
to go to Brussels.
[CHUCKLES] To the World's Fair.
Tell me, no.
Um, the Expo in 1958.
And I argued her out of it
and told her
no, I want to work harder,
and how we needed
to get money for the family.
And, uh, put everybody
in better shape than we were in.
And, uh, now look at everything.
Your dad's in jail.
He wanted to make money
the easy way.
- He didn't wanna earn it.
- Hmm.
Water? Why don't you just turn
on the faucet? You got water.
Your grandma was right.
Your grandma was a true
one of a kinder.
I'm lying here,
half dead in my bed,
wishing that, uh,
I had gone to Brussels.
Nobody ever dies wishing
that they'd worked harder,
but they never tell you
what to wish for.
- I think I gotta get going.
It was good to
spend some time with you though.
You lying piece of shit.
It wasn't good talking to me.
You were bored shitless.
Tell me. Walk on out.
- AUDREY: Will you let us go?
- JAWARI: That's the plan.
But you can't tell anyone.
AUDREY: I don't even
want the water rights.
You could have
just asked me for them.
I can't take care of all the
pipes and filters anyway.
JAWARI: We just could have
asked for them?
AUDREY: How did you
get mixed up in all this anyway?
You seem nice.
You watch too much TV, Audrey.
Put the gun down.
You're not gonna shoot anyone.
First off, I told you
it's a goddamn rifle.
Don't you know
the fucking difference?
A rifle.
A rifle's got a rifle bore
which causes the bullet to come
out spinning like a football.
And a gun, has got a smooth bore
so it's accuracy is shit.
I thought you knew me better.
What makes you think
I won't shoot your ass dead?
I took the bullets out.
You would think that
a gun expert like yourself
would notice that
its magazine was missing.
Son of a bitch.
Yeah, I was just messing with you.
I wasn't gonna shoot you.
Have a seat.
We wait for Bobby.
No. You sit on the recliner.
You take the couch.
RAINY: Fine.
I wanted the recliner anyway.
You really messed things up
this time.
Me? I was just having
a little fun like the old days.
You know, rape, pillage, burn
and all that.
What this?
Hey, you mind if I whittle
while we wait?
I thought you hated trees.
I do. That's why
I like cutting 'em up.
You know what, I'm gonna carve
you a little tiki statue.
Hey, Audrey, you want me
to make you something?
Just make your tiki statue.
RAINY: I don't think Jawari
appreciates my efforts.
you're much prettier
than Jawari.
I don't want anything from you.
Oh, Audrey. That's cold.
That really hurt my feelings.
I doubt you have any feelings.
RAINY: That's not true.
I'm a sensitive guy.
Let me ask you something.
If you just met me,
and you didn't know
nothing about me,
would you even talk to me?
I mean, if we
just met up somewhere,
and I just came up to you and you
didn't know nothing about me,
and we just started talking
about simple things.
And I didn't do anything
to creep you out.
What would you think of me?
You might fool me.
I fool myself sometimes.
But I do know you.
- I know everything I need to know.
You're evil.
You're cruel and vicious.
You're a monster.
And I wouldn't
want to talk to you.
I wouldn't want to see you.
I wouldn't want
anything to do with you.
She struck you down, man.
You got me.
You know what, Audrey?
I'm gonna make you
a little giraffe.
You like giraffes?
Everybody likes giraffes.
I don't know anyone
who doesn't like a giraffe.
I didn't think there was anyone
who didn't like trees.
You know, I was
in those woods for weeks.
Those trees became
like prison bars.
I don't think anyone's ever
had an experience like that
with giraffes.
Do you like giraffes, Audrey?
I don't have anything else
to say to you.
RAINY: Man, I can't believe you're
gonna smoke that all by yourself.
You ever heard
about paying for it?
Man, I paid for those beers.
I didn't drink
any of those beers.
RAINY: How much you want
for that joint?
I'll give you $2.
- Two bucks?
- Yeah.
How much you want for it?
I'll take the two bucks
if you calm the fuck down.
So what church do you belong to?
I know it's not Mormon.
They travel in pairs.
It's the Church
of the Living Word.
What is that?
Is that, uh, Jehovah's Witness?
What do they think about
you being a homo?
Just as I thought.
You know, it's a sin
according to that Bible.
Yes, I do.
I'm not.
Just like you didn't see Audrey.
I bet you spent your whole life
trying to, uh, get away from it.
Spending every day
trying to pray it away.
It's in the eyes.
That's not something
that you can know about someone
by looking into their eyes.
Yes, you can.
They promised you inner peace,
didn't they?
And you didn't get shit.
Day in, day out,
in the hot sun for Jesus.
What do you get in return? Hmm?
"Hi" and "bye" on a Sunday
and "put some money in the
plate" and "see you next week"?
I get a whole lot more
than that.
RAINY: Did you ever feel
the Holy Spirit inside you?
Here, man, just mellow out.
I want this back.
Oh, you wanna borrow my knife?
No, thank you, cowboy.
I got a real knife.
My bowie sounds better
than a switchblade.
Seriously, dude?
My flick to your click-clack?
See the difference?
Two steps to one.
Fan knives are better.
More reliable, I'm telling you.
Besides, everybody knows that switchblades
are cooler than butterfly knives.
RAINY: You can't carve a giraffe
with a switchblade.
The blade's too flimsy.
Do you have to do that
in front of my kid?
It's just a little coke.
Okay, I'll keep it
away from her.
Don't worry about it, darlin'.
You can't get high
off second hand pot smoke.
If you could,
we'd all be high off Jawari.
I'll tell you what, Audrey.
I'll put out this joint
if you'll tell me
about yourself.
What do you wanna know?
What do you do for a living?
I'm a waitress.
Now will you please stop
blowing smoke at us?
Not until you answer
few more questions.
How many questions?
I don't know. About five.
I've already answered one.
All right, then we got
four more to go.
Were you a cheerleader?
What does that have to do
with anything?
RAINY: I'm asking the questions.
Were you popular in high school?
That's completely subjective.
No, no, it's not.
Whether or not you were
popular in high school
will tell me
virtually everything about you.
How is that?
Because high school's where people are
shaped for the rest of their lives.
What you were back then
versus what you are now
tells me everything.
Well, I don't know if I would
be considered popular or not.
Yeah, you do. People know if they
were popular in high school.
I was valedictorian.
See, I knew there was
something about you.
Then you became a waitress.
That tells me a lot.
Did you go to college?
I went for a couple of years,
but then I had to drop out.
Look how much we've learned
in just four questions.
You were valedictorian
and you dropped out of college
and you became a waitress.
Don't think I didn't
notice the wording.
"Had to drop out."
Not "I dropped out".
"Had to".
Doesn't mean anything. Lots of
people drop out of college.
Not lots of valedictorians.
Had to do with money
more than anything else.
Valedictorian that
can't get a scholarship?
- Is that your last question?
- No.
My last question is,
did you drop out
because you were pregnant?
Cheyenne is the best thing
that has ever happened to me.
That's a generic
load of bullshit.
Let me tell you
something, shy one.
People lie, like the lies are
gonna magically turn to money.
And nobody lies
more than parents.
Sounds like someone had
a bad childhood.
Kids come from fucking.
So don't act like
you did something noble.
Do you like talking that way
in front of a little girl?
Parents have kids
for two reasons.
They can't
control themselves sexually,
and kids are cute.
But when those little babies
start growing up,
that shine starts wearing off
and the parents start
resenting that burden.
That's all parents.
Leave her alone. That's no true.
- Cheyenne...
- Oh, it is true.
It is true.
Every parent reaches a point
where they long for
the freedom that they once had,
where they dream of all the
things they could have achieved
if they weren't stuck.
You know what?
You had your last question.
Now you let me answer.
This is the truth, baby.
You listen to me. Okay?
I may have my regrets in life.
I've screwed some things up.
I've screwed a lot of things up.
But I screwed them up, not you.
Yes, I dropped out of college
because I got pregnant,
'cause I couldn't afford it.
I didn't know what I wanted to
do with my life anyway, baby,
but being a mother seemed like
the best thing I could be.
And it was hard. It was tough.
There's times I don't know
if we're gonna make it.
But I will never
regret having you.
There's something
you're not telling us.
Why don't you tell us
about your family?
I'll tell you about my family if
you give me a couple of lines.
Okay. I gotta hear this.
I was no high school valedictorian,
I can tell you that.
My old man was a con artist.
Why am I not surprised?
I remember traveling around
from place to place
all the time.
I was helping him run a show
game when I was only six.
I remember he'd book
into a used car lot office
to steal some keys
one Sunday afternoon.
And, some people came in,
thinking the lot was open.
He sold them a car.
Filled up paperwork
and everything.
He pretended to make a phone
call, checking on their credit.
Banks weren't even open.
Damn, Rainy,
your old man had
a big old set of balls on him.
I asked him why he did it.
He said, "I don't know.
"Just wanted to see
where it went."
Where was your mother?
I never knew her.
So you ran around
with your dad?
That sounds pretty cool.
When I was 12, we broke into
a house to rob the place.
And it was just supposed to be
a woman alone.
My dad made me wait
in the living room.
I could hear her begging.
I heard all these noises and...
I didn't really know
what they were at the time.
And her husband came home.
And I ran to get my dad.
And I opened the door.
I saw him on top of her.
He was so mad.
He threw a pillow at me.
I guess the pillow
hitting the lamp
let the husband know
that we were there.
He took out a gun.
I climbed out the window first,
and I hid in the bushes.
I heard a shot.
I saw my dad hit the ground.
He was just looking at me.
His eyes were open,
but I could tell he was dead.
That's fucked up, man.
I went to a state house.
I've been a menace to society
ever since.
"Put up again
thy sword into his place.
"For all they that
take the sword,
"shall perish with the sword."
Is that in the Bible?
Yes, sir, it certainly is.
Jesus said that.
When they came to arrest him,
one of his disciples cut off the
ear of the high priest's servant.
Jesus put his ear back on
and spoke those words.
He cut his ear off?
- And put it back on?
- Praise Jesus, he did.
Give me some Kool-Aid
and a glass of water,
and I'll show you
how to turn water into wine.
Jesus' miracles are
well documented.
I've seen people who
make a living off of him.
It's kind of, like,
Copperfield's wire pullers
claiming he can
really fly, isn't it?
Lots of people.
Lots of people saved.
Jesus is our savior.
He's a healer. He has healed.
You ever hear of
the immune system?
The immune system
cannot make a blind person see.
Ever hear of a set up?
Faking stuff for money?
All those people wouldn't lie.
Oh, right. Those people are
known for their honesty.
Want to see me
do a magic trick?
I met I can make
a line of coke disappear.
What do you say, bro?
Put my knife down.
Put the log down.
Come on over. You earned it.
Did I ever tell you why I was in
the woods for all those weeks?
When I was on the run
from the cops.
- RAINY: Hmm?
- Murder.
I killed my ex-girlfriend
and her lover.
I had to change my identity.
You look a little bit
peaky there, Zulu.
I bet that's the same look
my daddy had.
Don't hurt us.
I'll do whatever you want.
Just don't hurt Cheyenne.
- Please.
- RAINY: Shut up.
My giraffe's not good enough
for you, remember?
DAVID: Please. Please.
There was any reason for this
to escalate into murder.
[STUTTERS] There still isn't.
We can get him some help.
[STUTTERS] He might still be alive.
Thanks for
pointing that out David.
- No!
Oh, this is just sell-out
central here today, isn't it?
First Audrey drags you in to it,
and then you weasel out
of helping her,
and now, you want to make sure
Jawari's dead.
Please. Please. Please, that's not
what I said. That's not what I meant.
That's not what I meant.
RAINY: Oh, what you mean
is to keep yourself alive.
Even at the expense of
poor Audrey and Cheyenne here.
Oh, God.
RAINY: Now, here's
what I want you to do.
I want you to pick someone.
And whoever you choose,
I kill.
And the other two stay alive.
What? I...
I can't do that.
Oh, but you must.
You're the one who goes
door to door every day
asking people to make the most
important decision of their lives.
- Right there on the spot.
- Please.
Oh, God have mercy. Please.
Please, please don't do this. Please
don't do this. I can't. I can't.
All right.
Then I'll make you choose.
- AUDREY: No, please, shoot me.
- Shut up.
Shoot me.
You wanna shoot someone,
you wanna hurt someone,
- shoot me.
- Mom.
- RAINY: You're not good enough for me, remember?
- Shoot me!
You cowardly piece of shit.
I'm gonna count down
from ten to one
and you're gonna choose
between Audrey and yourself.
And if you haven't made a choice
by the time I get to one,
then your choice is Cheyenne.
Please don't hurt...
Don't hurt her. Please.
RAINY: You shut up.
You don't get a choice.
The choice is all David's.
Are you ready, David?
- Ten.
- No, don't do this.
Please don't do this.
- Nine.
- Forgive me for my sins.
- Bless me. Bless me.
- Eight.
- David, choose me!
- RAINY: Seven.
Oh, God, forgive me
for my sins.
- AUDREY: Choose me.
- RAINY: Six.
Don't do this. Please.
- Four.
Just stop it! Please.
- Just stop!
- Two.
What's that?
Shoot me.
Oh, I'm impressed.
You finally got some balls.
You know what?
I'll give you one last chance
to change your mind.
- Okay?
- DAVID: He's right.
He's right. I am a coward.
I've been a coward
my whole life.
Always running away.
Always afraid.
- But I'm not afraid now.
- RAINY: Yeah.
Well, look at the bright side.
At least you don't have to go
door to door no more.
I was raped.
In college. At a frat party.
I was smart enough
to get a scholarship
and dumb enough to believe
this guy cared about me.
I went upstairs with him.
And the music was so loud.
I remember his weight
and I remember I couldn't move
and I couldn't breathe.
Felt like a coffin.
So I turned him in
to the president.
And it was his word
against mine.
And he said it was consensual.
And when I wouldn't let it go,
they expelled me.
So I left.
And I gave up.
And I was mad,
and I was...
And then I found out
that I was pregnant.
And I wanted to...
But I didn't. No.
And they came...
And when I saw her,
they put her in my arms,
she was so small and real.
She needed me
to take care of her.
Baby, Tom is
the man you think is your father,
he was my first husband.
And the truth is
he doesn't pay child support
because he doesn't have to.
He doesn't have to.
When we separated,
he said he wanted
to keep seeing you
and I said yes.
And he was helping us out,
but then he remarried
and he just couldn't.
He's a good man.
I lied to you, baby.
Your real father does not want
to have anything to do with you.
And I'm sorry I lied
and I'm a coward.
You're not a coward, Mom.
I forgive you.
That doesn't
change anything anyway.
Because David has already agreed
to go the Jesus route.
- No one agreed to anything.
- It's okay.
See? He wants this.
He's okay with it.
Aren't you, David?
AUDREY: Baby...
Do you even know
how to use that, shy one?
You put that down, right now.
Will you stop it, darlin'?
You're turning me on.
I just love a woman
who can wrestle.
Get off her!
Who the fuck are you?
- Who the fuck are you?
- David.
What the hell's happening here?
- Rainy?
- We had some issues.
You had some issues?
What the fuck's going on?
What's going on with Jawari?
We got into it and, uh,
I accidentally killed him.
- That's not true.
- Shut up, Audrey.
You don't know what the hell
you're talking about.
- Where's the old man?
- He's dead.
Fuck! I told you
not to kill him!
He was already dead.
He died four days ago.
RAINY: Yeah, the will
doesn't get read 'til next week.
Why is this asshole
pointing a gun at you?
'Cause he got it while I was
wrestling with Audrey.
She's probably gonna
get the water rights next week.
Well, you know what we can do?
Just have her sign real quick and we'll
just get out of here like nothing happened.
Hey, put it down.
Drop it.
Don't point at me. Down,
Other side. Come on.
Fuck around.
Push it. Push it.
Rainy, get your gun.
I don't give a fat fuck
if it's Jawari's dick. Get it!
Untie her.
Here we go.
Now, what you may not realize is
that all wills are retroactive.
Ownership legally begins
the moment the decedent dies.
Here you go. That was easy.
I'm on my way.
But you clean up this mess.
We were promised
we'd be let go.
You were promised
you'd be let go?
Well, listen, I want everything
to go real smooth here,
but this guy's
a real fucking asshole.
Rainy, do what you gotta do.
- BOBBY: Whoa! Whoa!
- BOBBY: Shit! Go!
- Go!
Go! Go! I got him.
- Whoa.
- Boo!
I'm gonna miss you, Audrey.
This is the most excitement I've had
since my daddy tried to drown me.
Well, that and killing
my ex-girlfriend.
I got 'em!
I have a gun, too.
Audrey, I'm disappointed in you.
This is a rifle.
I'm sorry, you have a rifle
and I have a gun.
Yeah, thank you.
But what you don't have
is the balls.
- Ah.
- CHEYENNE: Ow, it's hot.
- Let's go.
Go. Go hide.
RAINY: I'm impressed, Audrey.
I misjudged you.
Doesn't happen often.
Forgot I was dealing with
a high school valedictorian.
You got guts, Audrey.
And you're smart.
That's a dangerous combination.
You could have killed me.
But you don't have the kind of
guts it takes to kill a man.
It's something in the eyes.
I sure hope shy one wasn't
up in the loft.
Where did you go, Audrey?
Did you go off into those woods?
I'm gonna bury you
with this shovel, Audrey.
Cheyenne, let's go.
Come on.
Let's go.
Wait a minute,
I remember this.
This is the reservoir.
- What happened to it?
- I don't know.
The creek.
It's got to be right up here.
Come on, let's go.
I'm tired of fucking around.
Please. You're not really gonna let him
kill that woman and her little girl?
Yeah. Well, you're next
if it makes you feel any better.
Wonder if it's too late to file in
with Water Resources Department.
Girl's probably gonna grow up
to be a nobody, anyway.
- Especially in this town.
- Come on.
Hey. Hey,
how late are you guys open?
Okay. And how long
does it take to
process transfer
of water rights?
All right, so I couldn't do it
if I went in today?
If I went in first thing
in the morning,
could I do it by the end of the
day, get it in my company's name?
I could? By the end of the day?
All right, I'll do that.
Uh, I'll be there at 9:00 a.m.
What's your name?
Karen, thank you for the help.
I will...
I'll see you then.
Where the fuck are you going?
Trying to make a break for it?
Should have shot you
right when I saw you.
- Get up.
- Burn in hell!
Goddamn it!
So we have to cross it?
I don't think we have a choice.
I just want to get out of here.
I'm scared.
I know you are.
- We'll be across before you know it.
- Okay.
- Mom.
- It's okay.
I got you, okay?
Good girl.
Good girl. Take my hand.
Come on up.
- Are you okay?
- I am.
I think Dad was a jerk.
It's all right. It's all right.
Let's go.
What do we have here?
This is a regular reunion.
I would appreciate it
if you would stop pointing that
gun at my daughter's face.
Audrey, how many times
do I have to tell you
that this is a rifle?
Cheyenne, it's not hot now.
What are you two talking about?
- Push it up.
- When?
- Now.
Watch out.
What are we gonna do?
There has to be two shots.
Let's go.
Hey. Hey, Grandpa, it's Bobby.
I was sleeping.
I know. This is important.
I did it.
I got the water rights.
Bullshit. I don't believe it.
No, I promise. I did it.
The old man died.
He died?
He died and you didn't tell me?
Jesus Christ, I...
I... I could have sent flowers.
Or I might even gone.
You gotta tell me
this stuff, Bobby.
I got his granddaughter to sign.
Which one?
Who cares?
Who cares?
There's two, Bobby.
And they're not twins.
So which one?
Yeah, that was the little one.
Audrey's the one who always used
to monkey around with my beard.
Who cares? Who cares? I got them done.
Got it signed.
You didn't hurt her,
did you, Bobby?
No. Of course not.
I'd be extremely unhappy
if you hurt her.
Or anything happened to her.
- Audrey's fine.
- She better be.
Fuck Audrey!
I did it. I did it.
What did you just say?
Make no mistake about
who's about to tell you this.
You don't ever
speak to me like that.
- Got it?
- I'm sorry.
I did it... I didn't mean it.
I just meant that I...
I... I'm excited to tell you.
This is great news.
We get the water rights
transferred tomorrow.
I think you better
understand one thing.
You're the first in line.
And if you screw this up,
you're done here.
I didn't screw it up.
- I got it done.
Rainy, we gotta get out of here.
Clean it up.
We get out of here before dark.
Hang up the phone.
What's going on, Bobby?
Nothing. I gotta call you back.
Bobby. What's going on?
I'll call you back.
No one told you
to put it in the satchel.
Did you want to make a call? I'll
give you... I'll give you my phone.
I didn't kill anybody.
I didn't kill anybody.
That wasn't me.
I wouldn't do that.
I just wanted you
to sign these papers.
I never really fucking do that.
I never do.
I swear to God.
Do you have any idea what
you've done to me and my kid,
you greedy fuck?
I want you to make a choice.
Very slowly, I want you
to reach in there,
and if you wanna live,
you'll take out the phone.
If you wanna die,
you'll take out the gun.
I don't wanna die.
I'll give you the phone.
[SNIFFLES] There's no
sense in more violence.
Come on out, baby.
It's okay.
Love you.
CHEYENNE: I love you, too.
And so, this concludes
his last will and testimony.
The house is officially yours.
I don't know if you want to live there
now or not, given all that's happened.
But it's yours to deal with
as you please.
Any questions?
I didn't hear you mention
anything about the water rights.
Water rights?
Your grandfather got his water
from the district.
Grandpa had his water gravity
fed from the creek.
I remember playing in the
reservoir when I was a kid.
Well, when you were
a child, maybe,
but, he switched to
district water, 20 years ago.
He was too old
to maintain the pipes.
So, who owns the water rights?
The state.
The law is that
if water rights aren't exercised
for five years or more,
they go into forfeiture.
- Did Grandpa know this?
- I don't know.
He would have been almost 80
when it went into forfeiture.
Good chance that he couldn't
read or understand notices.
So Grandpa couldn't have sold those
water rights even if he wanted to?
He could have gotten them
from the state. Anyone could.
Anyone? They were
up for grabs for anyone?
Yes, anyone.
Are you okay?
Are you all right?
It's all right. You can sell off
some of the trees to the saw mill.
That should get you by.
You're okay.
All they had to do was ask.
All they had to do was ask.