The Fall Guy (1981) s01e17 Episode Script

Guess Who's Coming to Town?

WELL, I'M NOT THE KIND TO KISS AND TELL BUT I'VE BEEN SEEN WITH FARRAH I'VE NEVER BEEN WITH ANYTHING LESS THAN A NINE SO FINE I'VE BEEN ON FIRE WITH SALLY FIELD GONE FAS WITH A GIRL NAMED BO BUT SOMEHOW THEY JUS DON'T END UP AS MINE IT'S A DEATH-DEFYIN' LIFE I LEAD I TAKE MY CHANCES I DIE FOR A LIVIN' IN THE MOVIES AND TV [ Siren Wailing ] BUT THE HARDEST THING I EVER DO IS WATCH MY LEADING LADIES KISS SOME OTHER GUY WHILE I'M BANDAGIN' MY KNEE I MIGHT FALL FROM A TALL BUILDIN' I MIGHT ROLL A BRAND-NEW CAR 'CAUSE I'M THE UNKNOWN STUNTMAN THAT MADE REDFORD SUCH A STAR [ Women Vocalizing ] I'VE NEVER SPEN MUCH TIME IN SCHOOL BUT I'VE TAUGH LADIES PLENTY IT'S TRUE I HIRE MY BODY OUT FOR PAY HEY, HEY I'VE GOTTEN BURNED OVER CHERYL TIEGS BLOWN UP FOR RAQUEL WELCH BUT WHEN I WIND UP IN THE HAY, IT'S ONLY HAY HEY, HEY I MIGHT JUMP AN OPEN DRAWBRIDGE OR TARZAN FROM A VINE 'CAUSE I'M THE UNKNOWN STUNTMAN THAT MAKES EASTWOOD LOOK SO FINE [ Colt Narrating ] THIS IS THE STORY OF ONE OF AMERICA'S GREAT UNSUNG HEROES.
I MEAN, YOU'VE SEEN HIM, BUT YOU NEVER KNEW WHO HE WAS.
YOU'VE CHEERED FOR HIM AND CRIED FOR HIM, WOMEN HAVE WANTED TO DIE FOR HIM.
BUT DID HE EVER GET ANY CREDIT? OR THE GIRL? NO.
HE WAS WHAT WE CALL A STUNTMAN.
AND THE REASON I'M TALKIN' SO FONDLY ABOUT HIM IS-- WELL, BECAUSE IT'S ME, COLT SEAVERS.
ANYWAY, PICTURE WORK ISN'T WALL-TO-WALL EMPLOYMENT.
SO MAYBE YOU WONDER HOW A GUY KEEPS HIS HEAD TOGETHER.
WELL, ONE WAY IS TO WAIT BY THE PHONE AND WAIT AND WAIT.
THE OTHER IS TO TAKE AN OCCASIONAL JOB FOR THE COURT SYSTEM OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WHERE A MAN IS CONSIDERED INNOCEN UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.
UNFORTUNATELY, SOMETIMES A LO OF THESE PEOPLE GET OUT OF JAIL ON WHAT WE CALL BAIL.
AND THEY RUN LIKE HELL.
THAT'S WHERE I COME IN.
I SOMETIMES PICK UP RENT MONEY TRYIN' TO FIND THEM AND BRING THEM BACK TO JUSTICE.
BUT TODAY I'M DOING A STUN THAT'S GONNA PUT ME AT THE END OF MY ROPE.
FASTER, JODY, FASTER! PUT THE PEDAL TO THE METAL! YOU KNOW THIS ISN' EXACTLY A FERRARI! [ Colt ] SLOW HER DOWN, KID.
IT'S GOING TOO FAST! - I'M AFRAID WE'LL STALL, COLT.
- THROTTLE HER DOWN.
OKAY, YOU'RE THE BOSS.
OKAY, A LITTLE MORE.
THAT'S BETTER.
COME ON! COME ON! I CAN ALMOST REACH IT.
- HURRY UP, COLT.
- SLOW IT DOWN, KID! I'M GOING AS SLOW AS I CAN! - COLT! - NOT NOW, JODY! I'VE ALMOST GOT IT.
I GOT IT! I GOT IT! TAKE IT UP, KID! - ALL IN GOOD TIME, COLT.
- TAKE IT UP! [ Howie ] WHOA! DON'T WORRY, COLT.
WE'RE GONNA MAKE IT! KID! OH, HE'S GONNA KILL ME.
COLT, PLEASE, YOU GOTTA PROMISE ME YOU WON'T TELL A SOUL ABOUT THIS.
IT'S SO HUMILIATING.
LET'S NOT FORGE PAINFUL AS HELL.
OH, I KNOW IT.
BUT I SWEAR, I'LL MAKE THIS UP TO YOU.
FIND ME A WAY TO MAKE A LIVING FOR THE NEXT MONTH AND A HALF, AND I'LL BE SATISFIED.
DON'T WORRY ABOUT THAT.
BIG JACK CALLED AND SHE SAID SHE'S GO A JOB THAT'S A PIECE OF CAKE.
I'M WORRIED.
NO.
THIS TIME HOWIE'S ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.
IT'S A SIMPLE PAPERHANGER CASE.
PAPERHANGER? THAT'S A CHECK FORGER.
SOME YOUNG GUY RAN BACK TO HIS HOMETOWN-- A SMALL PLACE CALLED LUCKY, NEVADA.
HIS NAME IS JOHN C.
RYDER, AND HE WAS SEEN NEAR TOWN YESTERDAY.
ALL JODY AND HOWIE HAVE TO DO IS GO UP THERE, GET HIM AND BRING HIM BACK.
HE IS DEFINITELY A NONVIOLENT TYPE.
I DON'T KNOW.
THEY ALL START OU EASY ENOUGH.
COLT, LOOK, I ONLY HAVE THREE DAYS LEFT ON THIS BOND, THEN I FORFEIT BAIL.
I COULD EVEN LOSE MY INSURANCE COVERAGE.
I REALLY NEED THEIR HELP.
I DON'T KNOW.
COLT, YOU CAN'T PUNISH ME JUST BECAUSE YOU HAD SOME STUPID ACCIDENT.
NO, I CAN'T PUNISH YOU FOR MY STUPID ACCIDENT.
ALL RIGHT, KID, YOU GO, BUT YOU CALL ME IF YOU GET IN ANY TROUBLE.
- WHAT COULD YOU DO WITH-- - YOU HEARD ME.
I'LL CALL YOU.
I'LL CARRY A QUARTER EVERY PLACE I GO.
PUT YOUR THINGS TOGETHER.
THE KID'S RUNNING THE SHOW.
LOVE YOU, COLT.
AND DON'T WORRY.
I'LL KEEP HIM OUT OF TROUBLE.
IRONIC, ISN'T IT, HOW YOUR CLUMSY ACCIDENT TURNED INTO A "BREAK" FOR HOWIE? YOU DO A GOOD JOB, HOWIE.
SO YOU KEEP IN TOUCH, ALL RIGHT? AND YOU, HANDSOME, TAKE CARE OF THAT LEG.
I'LL CALL YOU IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.
BYE-BYE.
- COLT-- - GO.
[ Door Closes ] I DON'T KNOW HOW TO SAY THIS, BUT I-- GO! - I HOPE YOUR FOOT FEELS BETTER.
- YOU GET! [ Door Closes ] KAREN.
NOT IN, HUH? THANK YOU.
LET'S SEE.
[ Muttering ] DONNA.
[ Howie ] THAT'S THE GUY WE'RE LOOKING FOR.
HIS NAME'S JOHN C.
RYDER.
NOPE.
NOPE WHAT? ISN'T THAT HIS NAME? OH, THAT'S HIS NAME ALL RIGHT, BUT HE HASN'T BEEN AROUND FOR MONTHS.
WELL, ARE YOU SURE? WE HAD A REPORT THAT-- - I MEAN, ISN'T THERE A CHANCE HE, UH-- - NO.
- I GUESS WE'LL HAVE TO NOSE AROUND A LITTLE ON OUR OWN.
- NO, YOU WON'T.
- SHERIFF, THIS IS A WARRANT.
- AND THIS IS A TOURIST TOWN.
WE'RE JUST GETTING STARTED.
WE DON'T HAVE A CRIMINAL ELEMENT HERE.
WE DON'T WAN ANYONE SAYING WE DO.
SHERIFF, I THINK IT'S ONLY FAIR THA I WARN YOU THAT-- WELL, HOW'S THA GONNA WORK, COLT? ALL RIGHT.
ANYTHING YOU SAY.
I UNDERSTAND YOU DECIDED TO LEAVE TOWN.
YEAH, I THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW WE'VE BEEN PULLED OFF THE CASE.
- WELL, GOOD.
- THEY'RE SENDING THE BIG GUY OUT.
I'M SORRY.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU'RE SORRY? I GUESS I SHOULDN' SAY ANYTHING.
MAYBE I'M PREJUDICED, BUT I HATE VIOLENCE.
WAIT A MINUTE.
I THINK YOU OUGHT TO SAY A LOT MORE RIGHT NOW.
YOU'RE GONNA FIND OUT ANYWAY.
COLT SEAVERS IS COMING TO TOWN.
[ Scoffs ] WHO THE HELL IS COLT SEAVERS? YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW.
IF HE'S COMING TO MY TOWN I WANT TO KNOW, AND I WAN TO KNOW RIGHT NOW.
COLT SEAVERS IS THE MOS RUTHLESS BOUNTY HUNTER IN THE COUNTRY.
HE'S RIGHT.
YOU SEE, THE ORGANIZATION WE WORK FOR ONLY SENDS HIM OU WHEN THEY WANNA PUSH THE BUTTON.
PUSH THE BUTTON? YEAH, I'M AFRAID THIS KID RYDER-- HE'S GONE.
ARE YOU TALKING ABOU SOMEBODY COMING INTO MY TOWN, TAKING THE LAW IN HIS OWN HANDS? 'CAUSE IF YOU ARE, HE'D BETTER BE READY FOR A LONG JAIL SENTENCE.
ABSOLUTELY.
W-WE'RE ON YOUR SIDE.
THIS GUY SEAVERS SCARES US TO DEATH.
I SAW HIM GO INTO A TOWN AND LEAVE AN ENTIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN SHAMBLES.
- AND HE DOES IT LEGALLY.
- THAT'S THE CRIME OF IT.
HE KILLS BY THE LAW.
HE KILLS? WE'LL SEE ABOUT THAT.
HEY, THAT WASN'T SO TOUGH.
WEREN'T WE LAYING IT ON A LITTLE THICK? THAT'S WHAT COL SAID TO DO.
WHY? I DON'T KNOW.
ARE YOU SURE IT'S HIS LEG HE BROKE AND NOT HIS HEAD? - WE GOT TROUBLE.
- WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT KIND OF TROUBLE? COLT SEAVERS IS COMING TO TOWN.
[ Country, Indistinct ] - WHO? - SOME KIND OF A HARDCASE, BIG-TIME BOUNTY HUNTER.
ALL OVER A LITTLE JOHN RYDER? I DON'T BELIEVE IT.
WELL, I DON'T EITHER.
BUT THERE'S MORE HERE THAN MEETS THE EYE.
MAYBE YOU'RE RIGHT.
WHAT DO WE DO? YOU LET ME KNOW THE MINUTE HE SHOWS UP.
[ Continues ] TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT HONEY, I'M LEAVING TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT I'M MOVIN' ON I'M NOT THE SOR FOR SAD GOOD-BYES AND DREAMIN' TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT HONEY, I'M GONE OH, COLT, ARE YOU ALL RIGHT? NO.
NOW, THEN, LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS.
COLT, WE CAN'T MAKE A MOVE.
EVEN IF YOUR LEG WAS ALL RIGHT, THE SHERIFF'S WATCHING EVERYTHING WE DO.
WELL, I DON'T INTEND TO MAKE A MOVE.
WHAT? I INTEND TO HAVE YOU TWO MAKE ALL THE MOVES.
COLT, THE SHERIFF'S DOGGING US LIKE A PAIR OF CRIMINALS.
GOOD.
THEN WE GOT HIS ATTENTION.
THAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING.
UH, HOW DOES THAT WORK AGAIN? WELL, IT'S AN OLD RULE OF THUMB FOR TRACKING.
LOCALS DON'T OFTEN SIDE WITH STRANGERS WHEN THEIR OWN ARE IN TROUBLE.
SO WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO? IT'S THE WHOLE TOWN AGAINST US.
WELL, WE TRY TO GE JOHN C.
RYDER TO COME TO US.
WELL, HOW ARE WE GONNA DO THAT? MAKING THE LOCAL PEOPLE THINK WE'RE MEAN.
MEAN AS IN TOUGH? NO.
MEAN AS IN OFF-THE-WALL RUTHLESS.
WHISKEY.
I DON'T THINK I UNDERSTAND.
WELL, IT WORKS THIS WAY-- JOHN RYDER IS WANTED FOR CHECK FORGERY, WHICH MEANS HE'S BASICALLY A NONVIOLENT TYPE WHO'LL GET ANYTHING FROM A YEAR TO PROBATION, EVEN IF HE'S CONVICTED.
WE WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR TO EVERYONE WE'RE PREPARED TO BLAST HIM OUT OF HIS SOCKS IF HE DECIDES TO RUN.
ISN'T THA A LITTLE CRUEL? THANK YOU.
NO.
WE DON'T MEAN IT.
LIKE I SAY, GET THE FOLKS' ATTENTION.
LET 'EM THINK THEY'RE DOING JOHN A FAVOR BY TURNING HIM IN OR BY HIM COMING FORWARD HIMSELF.
- YOU KNOW SOMETHING? THAT'S VERY CLEVER.
- YEAH.
YOU BETTER GET MOVIN'.
THE TRICK IS TO KEEP THINGS STIRRED UP.
MOVE AROUND TOWN, ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS.
SOONER OR LATER, SOMEBODY'LL TIP OFF SOMETHIN'.
OKAY, WE'RE GONE.
SO TO SAVE US BOTH SOME TIME GONNA BRING IT OU ON THE LINE COME RIGHT TO I AND TELL YOU WHAT I MEAN TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT HONEY, I'M LEAVING TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT I'M MOVIN' ON [ Continues, Indistinct ] - CAN I HELP YOU, FELLA? - NO, THANKS.
WELL, YOU'LL HAVE TO COME OUT OF HERE.
THIS IS A PRIVATE ROOM.
- I'LL PAY FOR IT.
- NOW, LOOK, BUDDY.
IS THERE A PROBLEM, NORRIS? THIS, UH, GENTLEMAN WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO YOU.
WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU? UH, WAIT.
BEFORE HE GOES, UH, I MIGHT OUGHTA CHECK THIS IN, SO AS NOT TO ALARM ANYBODY.
IT'S LOADED, MR.
MANNING.
OF COURSE IT'S LOADED.
CAN'T SHOOT ANYBODY WITH AN EMPTY GUN.
NOW, JUST WHO ARE YOU, MISTER? NOW THAT'S A FAIR QUESTION.
UH, SEAVERS IS THE NAME.
COLT SEAVERS.
WORK FOR THE COURTS, LOS ANGELES COUNTY.
WHAT BRINGS YOU TO LUCKY, NEVADA? THERE'S PLENTY OF TIME TO DO MY WORK.
RIGHT NOW I WAS HOPING TO GET INTO A NICE, HIGH-STAKES GAME OF POKER.
UH-HUH.
WELL, YOU'RE A DAY EARLY FOR OUR USUAL HIGH-STAKE GAME, BUT I SUPPOSE I COULD MAKE A FEW PHONE CALLS.
NOTHING LIKE FRESH MONEY TO MAKE A CROWD.
WELL, THANK YOU.
I, UH, APPRECIATE THAT.
AND, UH, I PROBABLY WON' BE USING THAT GUN TONIGHT, UNLESS I GET, UH, REAL LUCKY.
NORRIS, I WANT YOU TO GET THE SHERIFF.
YES, SIR.
YOU'RE ON, JODY.
NOW THAT'S HARASSMENT, PLAIN AND SIMPLE.
LET'S BUST 'EM.
[ Man ] I DON'T KNOW.
THE OLD BOY SEEMS TO BE KIND OF ENJOYING IT.
WOULDN'T MIND TALKING TO HER MYSELF.
RED JACK ON BLACK QUEEN.
WELL, UH, DARNED IF YOU AREN'T RIGHT.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
I LIKE TO PLAY THE GAME MYSELF.
MY WIFE, MOSTLY SHE LIKES TELEVISION.
MM-HMM.
HMM.
SHERIFF BAKER'S THE NAME.
OH, NICE TO MEET YOU, SHERIFF.
UH, SEAVERS.
COLT SEAVERS.
I KNOW.
YOU HAVEN' BEEN HERE AN HOUR, AND YOU'RE THE TALK OF THE WHOLE TOWN.
SORRY TO HEAR THAT.
KIND OF MAKES MY JOB A LOT HARDER.
OH? AND WHA IS YOUR JOB? PRETTY MUCH LIKE YOURS, SHERIFF.
I HELP BRING PEOPLE BACK TO JUSTICE.
WELL, SINCE THIS IS MY TOWN, I'D SURE APPRECIATE KNOWING WHO YOU'RE BRINGING TO JUSTICE.
YOU'RE RIGHT.
"JOHN RYDER, CHECK FORGERY.
" - YOU KNOW HIM? - TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, I DO.
HE'S THE SON OF A VERY IMPORTANT PERSON.
I HEARD THAT HE JUST MIGH BE BACK IN THIS AREA.
IF HE WAS, I'D KNOW IT.
AND THAT'S WHAT I TOLD A COUPLE OF YOUNG FOLK THAT WERE IN TOWN AHEAD OF YOU LOOKING FOR JOHN.
HE'S NOT IN TOWN.
I'D APPRECIATE I IF YOU MOVED ON.
I'M SORRY, SHERIFF.
I CAN'T DO THAT.
AND IF ANYBODY STOPS ME, I CALL IN THE STATE POLICE.
OH, MY, MY, MY.
YOU DO DRAW THE BATTLE LINES, DON'T YOU? - IT CAN ALL BE AVOIDED, OR, UH-- - OR WHAT? OR IT'S SHOOT FIRS AND ASK QUESTIONS LATER WHEN I DO FIND JOHN RYDER.
A WORD OF WARNING, MR.
SEAVERS.
SOMEBODY HERE'S LIABLE TO GET SHOT, BUT IT ISN'T JOHN RYDER.
[ Woman On Intercom ] GEORGE MANNING ON LINE ONE.
PUT HIM ON.
HELLO, GEORGE.
IT'S HAPPENED.
GEORGE, IF I WEREN'T UP TO MY NECK IN BOOKKEEPING, I'D BE AT HOME WITH A TALL MARTINI.
- I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR RIDDLES.
- FINE.
YOU WANT TO SEE EVERYTHING GO DOWN THE DRAIN? YOU JUST SIT THERE AND WORRY ABOUT YOUR BOOKS.
- WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? - COLT SEAVERS IS IN TOWN.
- WHO? - A BIG-TIME BOUNTY HUNTER.
SO? SO HE'S LOOKING FOR YOUR SON.
GEORGE, MY SON'S PERFECTLY SAFE.
YOUR SON IS A TIME BOMB.
LOOK, I DON'T LIKE THE TONE OF THIS CONVERSATION.
MY SON HASN'T DONE ANYTHING TO JUSTIFY A BIG-TIME BOUNTY HUNTER.
SO STOP WORRYING.
SOMEONE'S PLAYING GAMES.
EXACTLY.
THEY'RE NOT LOOKIN' FOR YOUR SON AT ALL.
WE ALL KNOW WHA THEY'RE LOOKING FOR, AND YOUR SON PROBABLY TIPPED 'EM OFF.
LISTEN, GEORGE, I'M GOING TO PRETEND I DIDN'T HEAR THAT.
NOW YOU BETTER GE HOLD OF YOURSELF.
IN LESS THAN TWO DAYS, THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS IS GONNA RUN OU ON THE WHOLE THING.
AND THEN WE'RE GONNA BE IN GREEN FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES.
WALTER, I HOPE YOU'RE RIGHT.
BUT YOU GOT TO ADMIT, THIS GUY SHOWING UP HERE NOW AFTER ALL THESE YEARS IS A PRETTY BIG COINCIDENCE.
ALL RIGHT, GEORGE.
THERE'S NO POINT IN TAKING ANY CHANCES.
WHY DON'T YOU GET THE SHERIFF AND COME RIGHT OVER HERE? [ Country ] UH, THAT'LL BE 22.
80.
YOU WOULDN'T KNOW A FRIEND A MINE, WOULD YOU? A FELLOW NAMED JOHN RYDER? - JOHN'S A FRIEND OF YOURS? - WELL, LET'S SAY HE WAS, BACK UP IN L.
A.
- I THOUGHT I'D LOOK HIM UP.
- AFRAID YOU CAME A LONG WAY FOR NOTHIN'.
DOES THAT MEAN YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE HE IS? WELL, I KNOW WHERE HE IS, BUT YOU CAN'T GET THERE.
WHY IS THAT? THAT'S 90, 23, 24, 25.
NOBODY GETS IN OR OU OF THE GORDON ESTATE.
- WELL, HOW COME? - WELL, I REALLY DON'T KNOW, AND I KNOW BETTER THAN TO ASK.
BE SEEIN' YOU NOW.
WHAT ELSE DID HE SAY? [ Gas Station Attendant ] JUST THAT HE WANTED TO FIND YOU.
- DID YOU GET A LICENSE NUMBER? - OH, YOU BET YOU, JOHN.
HE WAS DRIVIN' A JIMMY TRUCK WITH CALIFORNIA PLATES THAT SAID "FALL GUY.
" "FALL GUY"? WHAT'S THA SUPPOSED TO MEAN? HELL IF I KNOW.
LOOK, JOHN, IF YOU NEED ANY HELP-- NO.
LISTEN, YOU STAY OUT OF THIS.
YOU KNOW YOU CAN'T GET MIXED UP WITH MY OLD MAN AND HIS FRIENDS-- NOT AND SURVIVE.
I KNOW IT, JOHN, BUT I JUST CAN'T STAND TO SEE WHAT'S HAPPENIN' TO YOU.
YOU'RE LIKE A PRISONER OUT THERE ON THAT RANCH.
- I CAN HANDLE IT.
- ANY CHANCE WE CAN GET TOGETHER FOR A BEER TONIGHT? THERE'S SOMEBODY WHO'D SURE LIKE TO SEE YOU.
NO.
I CAN'T SEE HER YET, DEKE-- NOT UNTIL I CAN FIGURE OUT WHA TO DO-- FIGURE OUT SOME WAY TO GET HER OUT OF HERE FOR GOOD.
HEY, DEKE? YEAH, JOHN.
THANKS.
YOU'RE ONE OF THE FEW DECENT ONES LEFT AROUND HERE.
I WON'T FORGET YOU.
TAKE CARE, EH? [ Rhythmic Beeping ] [ Respirator Pumping ] YOU'VE RUINED THEM-- EVERY ONE OF 'EM.
THERE ISN'T ONE OF 'EM WORTH SAVING ANYMORE, AND YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE.
[ Respirator Stops ] I SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS SIX YEARS AGO.
HOLD IT, MR.
RYDER! INTERESTED IN BEATING THE ODDS? WHY DON'T YOU TRY SOME BLACKJACK? I'M COMING ON.
[ Coughs ] YOU'RE HOT.
THANKS TO YOU.
A MAN BRINGS HIS OWN LUCK.
HELPS WHEN SOMEONE IS DEALING SECONDS.
[ Country, Indistinct ] MR.
SEAVERS, GET OUT OF TOWN.
THAT MAY BE THE SEXIEST THREA I'VE EVER HEARD.
MAKE THAT THE SINCEREST THREAT.
YOU, UH, REALLY THA WORRIED ABOUT ME THIS EARLY IN OUR RELATIONSHIP? YOU HAVE NO IDEA.
CAN YOU GIVE ME A HIN OF WHAT IT WAS ABOUT ME THAT GOT YOU THIS UPSET? THE FACT THAT YOU WAN TO KILL THE NICEST PERSON ON THE FACE OF THIS EARTH.
JOHN RYDER.
LOOK, MR.
SEAVERS, PLEASE LEAVE.
I'LL LET YOU WIN ALL YOU WANT.
HMM, THAT'S A FIRING OFFENSE.
THEY CAN'T FIRE ME.
MY FATHER'S ONE OF THEM.
ONE OF WHAT? HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THE GORDON ESTATE? NO.
SHOULD I HAVE? WELL, MR.
GORDON OWNS THIS TOWN, ALONG WITH MY FATHER, THE OWNER OF THIS CASINO, THE SHERIFF-- - [ Door Closes ] - [ Footsteps Approaching ] WELL, MR.
SEAVERS, YOU'RE IN LUCK.
THIS IS WALTER FARR, OUR TOWN'S LEADING BANKER.
JUST ABOUT AS FINE A POKER PLAYER AS THERE IS, NEXT TO ME.
AND THIS IS WENDLE TURLOCK, OUR TOWN'S BEST DOCTOR.
THE ONLY DOCTOR.
DR.
TURLOCK.
HOW YOU DOING, HONEY? WELL, LET'S PLAY POKER.
UH, WE COULD USE ONE MORE.
WHAT ABOUT THIS GORDON FELLOW THAT I KEEP HEARING ABOUT? WELL, MR.
GORDON ISN' VERY MUCH OF A GAMBLER.
BUT DON'T WORRY.
YOU'LL HAVE YOURSELF ONE HELL OF A GAME, MR.
SEAVERS.
NORRIS, CASH HIM OUT.
OH, HOWIE, LOOK.
[ Howie ] NO WONDER THERE'S NOTHING ELSE OUT HERE.
IT TAKES UP THE WHOLE VALLEY.
WELL, ONE THING'S FOR SURE.
WE'RE NOT GONNA FIND HIM GOING IN THE FRONT DOOR.
WE'D BETTER FIND SOME OTHER WAY.
HOWIE, LOOK OUT! [ Howie ] WE'RE DEFINITELY ON GORDON'S PROPERTY NOW.
HANG ON! - HOWIE, WE'RE TRAPPED! - YOU UNDERESTIMATE ME.
[ Tires Squealing ] WATCH THIS, KID.
HEY! - LOOK OUT! - [ Tires Squealing ] WE GOTTA HELP 'EM.
JODY? JODY, ARE YOU OKAY? [ Groans ] WELL, AT LEAS WE'RE IN ONE PIECE.
YEAH.
I GUESS YOU'RE RIGHT.
THE QUESTION IS, WHY IS EVERYBODY GETTING SO WORKED UP OVER A CHECK FORGER? YOU PLAY A PRETTY MEAN GAME OF POKER, MR.
SEAVERS.
YOU EVER CONSIDER PROFESSIONAL GAMBLING OVER BOUNTY HUNTING? NO.
I LIKE TO KILL TOO MUCH.
YOU'RE NOT SERIOUS? WELL, IF HE IS, I DON'T FIND IT AMUSING.
NEITHER DO I, MR.
MANNING.
I LOVE THE LAW.
I SEE PEOPLE TAKE ADVANTAGE, I JUST WANNA GUN 'EM DOWN LIKE DOGS.
WELL, MR.
SEAVERS, THE LAW IS SUBJEC TO INTERPRETATION.
ONE MAN'S JUSTICE IS OFTEN ANOTHER MAN'S INJUSTICE.
- ARE YOU A COMMIE? - [ Laughs ] OH.
- IS HE A COMMIE? - UH, SEE HERE, SEAVERS.
I THINK YOU'RE TAKING THINGS A LITTLE TOO FAR.
GENTLEMEN, GENTLEMEN.
THIS IS GETTING US NOWHERE.
WE WERE PLAYING POKER.
DEAL, AND ANTE UP.
WHAT DO YOU MAKE FROM A CASE SUCH AS THIS, MR.
SEAVERS? OH, $5,000 BRINGING JOHN RYDER BACK TO LOS ANGELES, DEAD OR ALIVE.
WHAT IF YOU WERE TO EARN AT LEAST THAT MUCH IN A POKER GAME? WOULDN'T IT BE NICE TO AVOID THE HASSLE OF TRYING TO TRACK DOWN A MERE BOY WHO MADE A MISTAKE? YOU SURE MAKE A GOOD POINT.
- YOUR BET, SHERIFF.
- [ Chips Hit Table ] [ Rhythmic Beeping ] [ Respirator Pumping ] THERE'S RAZOR WIRE ON THIS FENCE.
WHAT COULD BE GOING ON A A RANCH WAY OUT HERE THAT'D DESERVE THIS KIND OF SECURITY? I DON'T KNOW.
BUT IF YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT THE RAZOR WIRE, I GOT MORE BAD NEWS FOR YOU.
WHAT IS IT? I THINK IT'S ELECTRIFIED.
IT'S NOT ELECTRIFIED.
IF IT WERE ELECTRIFIED, I WOULD HAVE THOSE LITTLE WHITE-- THEY DON'T USE THOSE ANYMORE.
HOW DO YOU KNOW ABOU ELECTRIC FENCES? YOU FORGET I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH COL A LITTLE BIT LONGER THAN YOU.
YEAH, WELL, THE NEXT TIME, FEEL FREE TO PULL RANK A LITTLE SOONER, OKAY? YEAH.
HOW ARE WE GONNA GET INTO THIS PLACE? WELL, WE BETTER GO BACK TO THE TRUCK AND GET THE ROPES.
IT'S A TWO-MILE HIKE BACK TO THE TRUCK.
YEAH, AND IT'S A LOT OF VOLTAGE WE GOTTA CLIMB OVER.
OH, MAN, THERE'S GOTTA BE AN EASIER WAY.
COME ON.
THERE'S NOTHING LIKE A GOOD HIKE TO BUILD CHARACTER.
CHARACTER? I'M GONNA BE ABRAHAM LINCOLN BEFORE THIS DAY'S OUT.
I CALL.
FULL HOUSE.
ACES AND NINES.
BEATS MY FLUSH.
ME TOO.
I'M TAPPED OUT.
SORRY, GENTLEMEN.
FOUR BEAUTIFUL LITTLE LADIES.
BOY.
[ Chuckles ] THAT'S AN AMAZING RUN OF LUCK.
- IT APPEARS THAT YOU HAVE $12,000 IN FRONT OF YOU.
- [ Chuckles ] YOU'VE MADE AS MUCH AS YOU WOULD HAVE MADE HUNTING FOR THAT NO-ACCOUNT KID.
NOW I GUESS YOU'LL BE HEADING OUT NOW.
WELL, IT WAS NICE MEETING YOU, MR.
SEAVERS.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
GIVE HIM HIS GUN BACK, NORRIS.
WELL, THANK YOU.
THAT'LL BE ALL, NORRIS.
GOOD-BYE, MR.
SEAVERS.
[ Chuckles ] I DON'T SEE ME GOING ANYPLACE.
FORGET ABOUT JOHN RYDER.
HE ISN'T WORTH THE AGGRAVATION THAT WE CAN GIVE YOU.
YOU LEAVE PEACEFULLY, OR I'M GONNA RUN YOU OUT OF TOWN.
- IS THERE A THREA IN THERE SOMEWHERE? - YOU BET THERE'S A-- I'VE PLAYED A LOT OF POKER.
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE EVER SEEN A WINNER PULL A GUN.
YEAH, WELL, IT'S THE FIRST TIME THAT I'VE EVER SEEN ANYBODY CHEAT TO LOSE.
NOW, WHY IS IT YOU FELLAS ARE LETTIN' ME WIN ALL THIS MONEY, HUH? WHAT DO YOU THINK, JODY? LOOKS SECURE TO ME.
YOU BETTER LET ME GO FIRST, SEE IF IT'LL TEST MY WEIGHT.
FORGET IT.
I CAN'T LET YOU DO THAT.
OKAY.
- HOWIE, ARE YOU ALL RIGHT? - [ Groans ] I'M FINE.
OH! - WHAT'D YOU SAY? - I SAID GET READY.
- THE ROPE'S COMING UP.
- OH, OKAY.
[ Groans ] WELL, THAT WAS EASY ENOUGH.
NOW WHAT? NOW WE MOVE OU AND FIND JOHN.
MR.
SEAVERS, THE FOUR OF US AND MOST OF THE FOLKS IN THIS TOWN HAVE WORKED HARD FOR SIX YEARS TO RESTORE THE BEAUTY AND ELEGANCE OF LUCKY, NEVADA.
I'D SAY YOU'VE DONE A HELL OF A JOB.
WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
THE POINT IS THAT WE'RE STILL A LONG WAY FROM THE TOURIST ATTRACTION WE HAVE YET TO BECOME.
WE HAVE THE HEALTHIEST CLIMATE, THE FINEST WATER AND THE FINEST HOSPITALITY OF ANY CITY IN NEVADA.
IT'S JUST THA WHAT WE DON'T NEED IS A BAD REPUTATION.
VERY WELL COULD EARN IF A BOUNTY HUNTER LIKE YOU CAME INTO TOWN AND SUDDENLY STARTS SHOOTING THINGS UP BECAUSE OF A-- A CHECK FORGER.
WELL, WHY IS I ALL YOU BIG COWBOYS ARE TAKING SUCH AN INTEREST IN THIS LITTLE BITTY FELLA THAT ALL I WANT TO SEE IS STAND TRIAL? WELL, THIS LITTLE FELLA JUST HAPPENS TO BE MY STEPSON.
[ Howie ] I ONLY SEE ONE GUARD.
YEAH.
GUARDING WHAT? THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.
JOHN HARDLY SEEMS WORTH ALL THIS EFFORT.
OKAY, WISE GUY, ON YOUR FEET.
COME ON.
COME ON.
- [ Groaning ] - HOWIE, IT'S JOHN RYDER.
LISTEN, I'VE GOT A PLAN, KID.
OH, NO.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE YOU TO GET THAT CAR STARTED? FROM THE TIME I GET MY HANDS ON THE IGNITION WIRES OR FROM NOW? FROM NOW.
OH, 60 SECONDS.
OKAY, GET GOING.
HOWIE.
LISTEN, COLT CAN'T HOLD OFF THE WHOLE TOWN ALL DAY.
COME ON.
[ Groans ] ALL RIGHT.
[ Man ] HE'S PRETTY LIVELY FOR SOMEONE THAT'S JUST BEEN SHO WITH A TRANQUILIZER DART.
HEY, KID, THE NEXT ONE WILL BE A BULLET INSTEAD OF A TRANQUILIZER.
NOW MOVE IT! - [ Engine Starts ] - WHAT THE-- WILL! WILL! JOHN! JOHN, COME BACK HERE! [ Tires Squealing ] COME ON! COME ON! GET IN! IT'S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD! WE'RE HERE TO HELP YOU.
LET'S GO.
[ Tires Squealing ] - IT'S THAT WAY.
- I THOUGHT THE GATE WAS BACK THAT WAY.
JODY, I TOOK CELESTIAL NAVIGATION AT PRINCETON.
JUST GO.
[ Howie ] GET DOWN! THOSE GUYS ARE ARMED TO THE TEETH.
HANG ON.
HEY, YOU MIND IF I ASK YOU A QUESTION? WHO ARE YOU GUYS? NICE WORK, JODY.
WE GOT AWAY CLEAN.
[ Gunshot ] WILL YOU QUI SAYING THAT? WE'RE FINISHED.
WE'LL NEVER GET AWAY, ANY OF US.
WHO ARE THOSE GUYS? AND IF THEY'RE PROTECTING YOU, WHY ARE THEY SHOOTING AT YOU AND US? THEY'RE NOT PROTECTING ME-- I'M THEIR PRISONER.
HE'S DRUNK.
NO, JUST A LITTLE DRUGGED MAYBE FOR TRYING TO KILL HIM.
HE DESERVES IT.
WHO? WHO DESERVES IT? NO, I CAN'T TELL YOU.
IF YOU FIND OUT, YOU'LL BE AS DEAD AS I AM.
LOOK, JUST-- JUST GE OUT OF HERE AND LEAVE ME.
THEY WON'T BOTHER YOU.
BUT IT'S YOU WE WANT.
[ Howie ] LOSE THOSE GUYS.
LOOK, JUST UP AHEAD THERE'S A HAIRPIN TURN.
[ Tires Squealing ] - NOW! - [ Tires Squealing ] [ Screams ] [ Horn Honking ] BET THOSE GUYS ARE GONNA HAVE A HEADACHE IN THE MORNING.
LET'S GET OUTTA HERE.
MR.
MANNING, SIR.
HEY, HOLD IT, NORRIS.
SECRETS AREN'T POLITE, YOU KNOW.
IT'S PRIVATE.
NO, NOW WAIT A MINUTE, FELLAS.
WE DON'T HAVE ANY MORE SECRETS, DO WE? HE'S RIGHT.
GO ON, NORRIS.
WELL, THE SECURITY CHIEF JUST CALLED AND SOMEBODY BROKE IN AND BROKE OUT JOHN.
HOW THE HELL DID THEY GE IN THERE, LET ALONE BREAK OU PAST ALL THOSE GUARDS? IT ISN'T CLEAR, BUT THE GUARDS IN PURSUIT, THEY'LL CATCH HIM.
THEY'LL GET HIM FOR SURE.
WAIT A MINUTE, FELLAS.
I'M STILL HERE.
WHAT PLACE ARE WE TALKIN' ABOUT, AND WHO'S CHASIN' WHO? WHOEVER BROKE IN IS NEVER GONNA GET AWAY ALIVE.
BELIEVE ME.
MAYBE I DO.
YOU DON'T LOOK SO COCKY NOW, SEAVERS.
IF THOSE TWO WERE YOUR LITTLE FRIENDS, THEY'RE IN A LOT OF TROUBLE.
- HOW MANY ARE CHASING 'EM, NORRIS? - TWO.
BUT IT'S DETLAF AND NAYLON.
AND THEY'RE ANIMALS, SEAVERS.
I THINK WE OUGHT TO STAR TALKING A DEAL IF YOU EVER WAN TO SEE YOUR FRIENDS ALIVE AGAIN.
LISTEN TO HIM, MR.
SEAVERS, PLEASE.
HE'S NOT BLUFFING.
WHAT KIND OF DEAL? WE'LL GIVE YOU $100,000 IF YOU BACK OFF AND FORGE YOU EVER HEARD OF LUCKY, NEVADA.
ARE YOU CRAZY? $100,000 TO THIS-- SHUT UP, BAKER.
MR.
SEAVERS IS A MAN OF PRINCIPLE.
HE'S NOT GONNA SELL OU FOR ANY PRICE.
OKAY, NOW YOU'RE TALKIN'.
FIRST THING YOU DO, YOU GET ON THE HORN AND CALL OFF YOUR DOGS.
ARRANGE FOR MY PEOPLE TO MEET US SOMEPLACE-- SOMEPLACE NEUTRAL.
THE GORDON ESTATE.
- THE GORDON ESTATE? - YEAH.
YES, HE'S ONE OF THE TOWN'S WEALTHIES AND MOST UPSTANDING CITIZENS.
HE'LL DO YOU NO HARM.
LET'S GO.
[ Manning ] UH, MR.
SEAVERS, YOU CAN PUT AWAY YOUR GUN NOW.
WE'RE ALL QUITE WILLING TO COMPROMISE WITH YOU.
NO, THANKS.
I LIKE I RIGHT WHERE IT IS.
- HOW FAR IS I TO THIS GORDON ESTATE? - JUST ABOUT 20 MINUTES.
- STEP ON IT.
- YES, SIR, MR.
SEAVERS.
ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT.
[ Engine Accelerates ] HOWIE, IF EVERYONE IN TOWN IS IN ON WHATEVER THIS IS ALL ABOUT, WHERE ARE WE GONNA GO? WE'RE GONNA GRAB COL AND BE ON OUR WAY.
WAIT.
YOU CAN'T JUST LET 'EM GET AWAY WITH IT.
- WITH WHAT? - I KEEP TRYING TO TELL YOU.
IF YOU FIND OUT WHAT'S GOING ON, YOU'RE AS GOOD AS DEAD.
HOW DO YOU EXPECT US TO BELIEVE YOU WHEN YOU WON'T TELL US ANYTHING? I'M TRYING TO PROTECT YOU.
DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND THAT? WHO'S THE PRISONER HERE ANYWAY? OH, WAIT A MINUTE.
LOOK OUT.
HOWIE, THAT WAS A POLICE CAR BACK THERE.
MAYBE WE SHOULD'VE FLAGGED IT DOWN.
FORGET IT.
THAT WAS SHERIFF BAKER.
HE'S AS MUCH OF A CROOK AS MY OLD MAN.
YEAH, HE'S RIGHT.
WE'RE NO STOPPING UNTIL WE GET TO THE O.
K.
SALOON AND GAMING PALACE.
SAY, WASN'T THAT A CAR FROM THE ESTATE? MAYBE THEY COULD HAVE FILLED US ALL IN ON WHAT HAPPENED.
- HOW MUCH FURTHER? - JUST ANOTHER 10 MILES.
WELL, THEN WE'LL KNOW SOON ENOUGH, WON'T WE? [ Country ] JOHN, YOU GET DOWN ON THE FLOOR.
I'M GONNA GO IN AND SEE IF I CAN GET COLT.
[ Continues ] YOU'VE GOTTA HELP ME.
IT'S A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH.
LADY, I'VE GOT A STORY THAT'LL BREAK YOUR HEART.
IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR YOUR FRIEND, HE'S NOT THERE.
THEY TRICKED HIM.
THEY'VE TAKEN HIM OU TO THE GORDON ESTATE, AND HE'LL NEVER COME BACK.
WE'VE GOT A PROBLEM.
TAKE ME WITH YOU.
JOHN.
OH.
WELL, LET'S MOVE IT.
DON'T SLOW DOWN FOR THOSE GUARDS.
IF I DON'T, THEY'RE GONNA SHOOT.
TAKE YOUR PICK.
THERE'S SO MANY GUARDS AROUND THE ESTATE WE'LL NEVER GET IN.
HEY, JACKIE, NEVER SAY NEVER TO A STUNTMAN.
IS THERE ANY PLACE HIGH ENOUGH FOR US TO JUMP THIS CAR INTO THE COMPOUND? HOW HIGH DO YOU NEED? IF IT'S AN EIGHT-FOOT FENCE, WE'LL NEED A THREE-FOOT RISE.
AND ENOUGH ROOM TO GET UP TO 65.
THERE'S A FIRE TRAIL BEHIND THE HOUSE.
IF YOU MAKE IT, WE'LL-- WE'LL GAIN FIVE MINUTES ON THEM AND BYPASS THE GUARDS.
AND IF WE MISS, WE'LL NEVER KNOW IT.
I KNOW.
YOU WISH COL WERE HERE.
[ Rhythmic Beeping ] [ Respirator Pumping ] HE CAME TO US IN A NIGHTMARE MORE THAN SIX YEARS AGO.
LITERALLY, A MAN OUT OF THE SKY.
- [ Manning ] BEARING GIFTS.
- A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS.
THE HIJACKER THEY NEVER FOUND.
FELL INTO MY BACKYARD.
AND SO BEGAN THE SEDUCTION OF A VERITABLE GHOST TOWN CALLED LUCKY, NEVADA.
[ Through Mechanical Larynx ] I PRESUME THIS IS MR.
SEAVERS.
MR.
SEAVERS CAME TO GET MY STEPSON.
YOU KNOW WHY WE COULDN' LET HIM BE TAKEN BACK TO LOS ANGELES.
YOUR STEPSON WAS FOOLISH ENOUGH TO TRY TO KILL ME BY TERMINATING MY LIFE-SUPPORT SYSTEM.
HOW DID A MAN IN HIS CONDITION GET CONTROL OF ALL YOU PEOPLE? WELL, IT DIDN'T HAPPEN ALL AT ONCE, SEAVERS.
FARR CAME TO ME AND TOLD ME HE FOUND THE MAN THE WHOLE COUNTRY WAS LOOKING FOR.
THE MAN MADE AN IRRESISTIBLE OFFER.
[ Turlock ] WE WERE TO GE ALL THE MONEY HE'D HIJACKED FOR SUPPLYING HIM WITH A LIFE-SUPPORT SYSTEM WITHIN THIS FORTRESS.
DOC TURLOCK CAME IN AND AGREED TO HELP PATCH UP MR.
GORDON.
WHEN HE SAW HIM, HE COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.
HE SAID JUST ABOUT EVERY BONE WAS BROKEN IN THAT MAN'S BODY.
THE TOP OF THE POIN A MILE AHEAD WILL PUT YOU RIGHT INTO THE COMPOUND.
BUT YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO VEER TO THE RIGHT, OTHERWISE YOU'LL END UP IN THE HOUSE.
I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING, AND DON'T THINK IT.
- HEY, WHAT WOULD COLT DO? - HE'D THINK OF A BETTER WAY.
AND IF HE COULDN'T THINK OF A BETTER WAY? IF YOU'RE GONNA MAKE A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL, WHY'D YOU BOTHER KEEPING HIM ALIVE? WHY DIDN'T YOU JUST TAKE THE MONEY AND LET HIM DIE? IN THE FIRST PLACE, MR.
SEAVERS, WHILE WE MAY HAVE BEEN VULNERABLE TO THE TEMPTATION OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO BE HAD FOR THE ASKING, WE WERE NOT AND ARE NOT KILLERS.
OH, WE MAY HAVE SOLD OUR SOULS, BUT WE GOT WHAT WE WANTED.
WE'RE ALL RICH, AND HE'S SAFE, AND HE'S COMPLETELY SECURE AND INSULATED FROM THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY OUTSIDE ATTACK.
HOW WAS IT THAT WE WERE ABLE TO WALK RIGHT IN? I WANTED TO NEGOTIATE WITH YOU PERSONALLY, MR.
SEAVERS.
SO ALL I HAVE TO DO IS TELL YOU MY PRICE, AND I CAN BE ON MY WAY? NO.
FIRST, YOU'LL DELIVER JOHN RYDER TO ME.
[ Chuckles, Clears Throat ] WELL, I'M AFRAID THAT ONE'S GONNA BE A LITTLE HARD.
- I DON'T HAVE HIM.
- BUT YOUR ASSOCIATES DO.
OKAY, LET'S SAY I CAN GET MY CREW TO BRING HIM IN.
WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO TO HIM? NOTHING.
WE'RE NOT KILLERS, MR.
SEAVERS.
WE SIMPLY CANNOT ALLOW HIM TO LEAVE THIS COMPOUND AND TELL THE WORLD WHAT HE KNOWS.
SO, UH, HE WOULD LIVE HERE FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE? OR UNTIL MINE EXPIRES.
THAT SEEMS FAIR ENOUGH TO ME, BUT, UH-- WHY DON'T WE PAY ME MY MONEY AND LET ME BE ON MY WAY? NO.
I'M AFRAID YOU'RE MY HOSTAGE, MR.
SEAVERS, TO ASSURE YOUR FRIENDS COMING BACK FOR YOU WITH JOHN.
I WAS AFRAID YOU WERE GONNA SAY THAT.
[ Gun Cocks ] I'M NOBODY'S HOSTAGE.
YOU BETTER DROP THE GUN, MR.
SEAVERS.
I THINK YOU SPOKE A LITTLE TOO SOON.
NOW WHAT HAPPENS? NOW WE WAIT FOR YOUR FRIENDS TO TRY TO RESCUE YOU.
EXACTLY WHERE DOES HE CONTROL EVERYTHING FROM, JOHN? THE CENTER OF THE HOUSE.
BUT LIKE I TOLD YOU, WE CAN'T GET TO IT UNTIL WE FIGURE OUT SOME WAY TO OVERPOWER THE GUARDS.
HOW FAR IS THE HOUSE FROM THE JUMP-OFF POINT? FIFTY FEET.
OH, YOU'LL NEVER MAKE IT.
WE MIGH IF WE REDLINE IT.
[ Sighs ] OH, I WISH COL COULD SEE THIS.
WITH A LITTLE LUCK, HE WILL.
YOU KNOW, I DON'T LIKE TO TELL YOU FOLKS YOUR BUSINESS, BUT MY FRIENDS ARE ON THE YOUNG SIDE-- KIND OF WILD, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
- WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST, MR.
SEAVERS? - JUST WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE DO A LOT OF CRAZY THINGS IN THE MOVIES.
MY FORTRESS IS IMPENETRABLE.
HANG ON.
NOW DON'T FEEL BAD, MR.
GORDON.
NO PLAN IS PERFECT.
ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE DEALING WITH SOMEBODY AS CRAZY AS A STUNTMAN.
IF JOHN RYDER WAS SO DARN HONES THAT HE COULDN'T FACE WHAT EVERYONE WAS DOING UP IN LUCKY, THEN HOW COULD HE JUSTIFY RUNNING AWAY USING FORGED CHECKS? JOHN RYDER NEVER FORGED A CHECK IN HIS LIFE.
REMEMBER, THE CHECKS WERE DRAWN ON HIS STEPFATHER'S OWN BANK.
[ Howie ] MEANING THE OLD MAN USED JOHN'S TRAIL OF CHECKS TO LOCATE HIM.
THEN HE REPORTED THEM AS FORGERIES TO THE AUTHORITIES SO THAT THEY'D HOLD HIM UNTIL HE COULD SEND SOMEBODY OU TO BRING HIM BACK.
THEN WHY DIDN'T HE SIMPLY TELL THE AUTHORITIES WHAT HAD HAPPENED? WELL, HE COULDN'T-- NOT WITHOUT TELLING THE WHOLE STORY AND SENDING PEOPLE TO JAIL THAT HE CARED ABOUT, INCLUDING HIS GIRLFRIEND'S FATHER.
HER FATHER? WELL, HOW DID HE FIGURE IN THIS? THAT WAS THE DOCTOR THA PUT GORDON BACK TOGETHER.
SHOULDN'T THERE BE SOME REWARD MONEY WE CAN GET OUR HANDS ON? NOT NECESSARILY.
ALL THE MONEY HAS BEEN SPENT.
UNLESS, OF COURSE, YOU'D LIKE TO INVEST IN A SMALL PIECE OF PROPERTY IN LUCKY, NEVADA.
[ Colt ] TOO LATE.
I GAVE WHATEVER INTERES WE MIGHT HAVE IN THAT DEAL TO JOHN AND JACKIE.
YOU GAVE OUR INTEREST AWAY? MAY I REMIND YOU ALL I'M THE ONE WHO DROVE THE CAR THROUGH THE HOUSE, WHICH MADE IT POSSIBLE TO PUT THAT MAN OUT OF BUSINESS? WELL, MAY I REMIND YOU WHO I WAS THAT PUT ME OUT OF BUSINESS A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO? I THOUGHT YOU HAD AN ACCIDENT, COLT.
HE DID.
HOWIE, WHAT HAPPENED? YOU HAVE TO EXPECT A FEW ACCIDENTS IN OUR BUSINESS.
HOWIE.
YOU WOULDN'T WANT ME TO GO BACK ON A CONFIDENCE WITH COLT? UH-HUH.
COLT.
OKAY, KID, I'LL TAKE YOU OFF THE HOOK.
THANKS, COLT.
GO AHEAD AND TELL HER WHAT HAPPENED.