Breaking Brooklyn (2018) - full transcript

A 12 year old boy with a passion for dance and his brother are rescued from the streets by an old showman who takes them to live with his estranged former dancing partner/brother.

Subtitles by explosiveskull

[holiday music playing]

- [boy] Sorry.
- [man] Go.

[man] Go to sleep.

[man 2] Five, six, seven, eight.





Lift up your feet.
All right, now.

Let's sound like one family.

Somebody's off.

[tap-dancing continues]

You know what I want
you to say. Tell me a story.

Buy a DVD?
Real good one, you sure?

Guys, DVDs. It's real cheap.
Two, three bucks.

[driver] Hey. Come on.

I want your soul in there.
Let me hear it.

There you go.

[man 2] Dance it
like you feel it.

Stay together.

There you go.

Don't think about the next step,
just take it.



Good. There, there,
there, there.

Some acids and metals react to
each other to produce hydrogen.

Yeah, have a seat, Mr. Davis.

[clears throat]

You gonna say hi, or what?


[boy] Hey, guys.

Ugh! You stink.

[teacher] Partner up.

Uh... No.

I work with Gina.

Well, it'll be nice
to mix it up, right?

Now, that's not much of a lunch.

Take mine.

I haven't touched it.

No, thanks. I'm good.

You have a name, son?


I just wanted to know if you
wanted to take my class next year.

If you can't dance, it's fine.

We'll start you slow.

It's hard to explain,
but I can't.

Thanks, though.


Check out the new merch.


Zombie Santa 3.

- Good movie.
- Dope.

- No.
- So, what... Wait, hold on. Hey.

[in Latino accent] You know
you want it, papi, come on.

You sold me some garbage
the last time.

What you talking about? All
right, I'll make it up to you.

Buy Zombie Santa 3, I'll give
you 1 and 2 on the house.

- It's the perfect trilogy, man.
- Don't want anything from you.

- Leave me alone.
- Hey, God bless.

- You got your tail between your legs.
- Man, shut up, man.

Can't win 'em all.

Hey, what's poppin', Aaron?

Hey, you hungry?

I guess.

Really? Don't give me that.
I'm being nice.


Hey, you know what?
I was gonna buy you a burger,

but not if you're gonna mope
around like a little bitch, huh?

- I'm not moping.
- Hey, take a sip, little man.

- Are you serious, ma... Hey!
- [friend] Yeah.

Come on, what are you doing?

- Don't be a dumbass, man.
- [friend] Come on, man.

Later, guys.

[friend] Later.

- Hey, Aaron. I got you.
- [brother] Come on.

[friend] Aaron, don't let
him get to you.


- I wish Dad still worked here.
- Mm.

Should we go back
and get one for him?

Why? He doesn't get us jack.

He tries.

I'd rather spend my cash
on a lady friend instead.

But you don't know any ladies.

Bullshit, man. Ladies love me.

- Yeah, right.
- Hmm.

Oh, great.

[Dad] Hey, I got enough
for the Ritz tonight.


You ever gonna fix
this thing, huh?

[Dad] What are you, my mother?
Jump in. Come on.


- [Aaron] It's not funny.
- [Dad] Kinda.

Oh, crap.

[policeman] Hey,
it's a no-standing zone, pal.

Yeah, I know that. Sorry, sir.

I've been meaning to take her
in and get her tuned up.

[engine spluttering]

[engine splutters then starts]

We're in the middle of a move.

All right, keep it movin'.

Yes, sir.

[Dad] That was close.

Dad, if he ran your plate...

I know, I know, I know.
I'll figure it out.

[holiday music
playing on stereo]

What? No burger
for your old man?

I can smell the onions
on your breath.

And something else.

[TV] And with a lead of 32-17...

Have you seen my screwdriver?


- [Aaron] Did Dad take it again?
- [Dad coughs]


Nothing on.

- [Aaron] Wait, go back.
- Knock yourself out.

- [Aaron] Nice throw.
- Nice catch.

- [Dad] Who's next?
- Me.

Not this musical shit
again. You and your moms.

[brother] Did you take
Aaron's screwdriver, Dad?

No, I didn't touch it.

Well, at least
there's some eye candy.

You know, the first date I took
your moms to was to see Cats.

She loved that stupid show.

I stood in line for two hours
to get those tickets...

just to watch a bunch
of grown-ass men...

prance and sing around
in cat costumes.


Shoulda seen her smile.

She was so beautiful.

I'm glad you guys look like her.

Enough of that.

Aaron... here.

Don't hurt yourself.

Do you think
I can take dance next year?

[Dad scoffs, laughs]

[upbeat music plays]


There you go.

[whoops, hums]

[girl laughs]


- Hey, Gramps.
- Hey, baby girl.

- How was your day, huh?
- Pretty good.

- Yeah?
- Not as good as yours.

Oh, boy. I'm havin' the time
of my life here. Whoa!

- Playing your song.
- What?

Oh, wow.

I've gotta get another album,
mine is scratched.

That's... That's
Lincoln Center, '76, '77.

Hey, we were good,
you know that? Yeah, Greg...

I had this, this... Afro,

and Greg had this Jheri curl,
you know?

Every time he danced,

Jheri-curl juice would spill
all down the front of him.


- It's true.
- For real?

Yeah. Oh, here, wait.
[music continues]

This is the encore. Now,
when he danced this, you know...

those women out there, they'd
throw their bra, their panties,

and these groupies would come
in and grope him...

I'm gonna st...

No, I just threw up
in my mouth a little bit.

All right, all right.

I wish you wouldn't baby
that man.

I baby you too.


[woman singing]
♪ Oh, happy day, oh, happy day ♪

Let's go, let's go!

Praise to the Lord. Hallelujah.

Take care of yourself.

Well, you know the drill,

so take your thumb
outta your ass and pitch in.

I'm gonna close out
some deals today

and then we'll go out
for some fine dining.

Applebee's is not
fine dining, Dad.

Well, aren't you
freakin' fancy, huh?

And what if you don't close
any deals, huh?

Then I'll go to the blood bank.

All right? I don't know.

Okay, I'm gonna take off.

I'll be back.

- Time is money.
- Yeah, yeah.

Enjoy yourselves.

All right. Come on.

Hey. Hey, hey, come on.

I've got a better idea.

[brother] What?

[Aaron] Come on.

Anybody wanna buy a MetroCard?
There's $50 on this thing.

Buy a MetroCard here.
Anyone wanna buy a MetroCard?


Hi, little dude.

- Hey.
- Yeah. Cool.

Uh, ladies and gentlemen.

My little brother and I,
we're out on the streets, so...

any little bit helps, so please,
give what you can, thank you.

- Thanks, God bless.
- What you doin'?

We really appreciate it,
thank you. Sorry, man.

- Yo!
- Thanks, guys.

All right, thank you.

Hey, thanks very much,
very kind. Thank you.

Yo, what are you doing?
This is my crowd!

- I was here first!
- I'll cut you in, all right?

- How about I cut you up?
- What?

Back off!
Back off, he's just a kid.

No, you back off! You back off!

Let go of him!

- Get off of me!
- [officer] Back off.

- It's my spot!
- Come on!

What are you doin'?

- [drummer] It's my spot!
- [Dad] He's a kid!

[Dad] They got me in bracelets

because you had to go
prancing around.

I don't believe this shit.

There you go.
You're good to go.

Thank you.

[Aaron] Hey, wait.

Ain't got a permit, kid. Sorry.


Well, can I at least go now?

Yeah, as soon as you're cleared.

You guys gotta split.


You know why.

I'm sorry, Dad.

Yeah, I'll find you
when I get out.

- Go.
- [Aaron] Go!

- [straining]
- Hey!


Get back here. Stop!


The Pacer.

Son of a bitch.

No, no, no.

Come on!

[girl] Gramps, watch this.

[music plays on phone]

He's got potential.

But anybody can dance
with sneakers on them.

The kid's dancing on the one...

Hey, wait a minute,
wait a minute,

I know this kid... I know this...


Miles Bryant.

[automated message] This is
the Brooklyn Credit Union.

Our records show that the account
of Greg and Miles Bryant is...

- Who was that?
- Nobody important.

Was it one of your groupies?

Yeah, one of my groupies.

You should see this one too.

Boy, she was built
just like that, boy.

- No.
- Yeah.

- [laughs] No!
- I mean it.

Why don't you do it? Come on.

Because Ms. Loretta would see
me coming from a block away.


- It's gotta be you.
- Right.

Do you wanna eat?

Do you want to eat?

Don't gimme that.
Get your ass in there. Go.

Hurry up!

- I'll take my time, thanks.
- Jeez.

Hey, man. Watch out.

Hey, whatever, man.

[Miles] Hello, Ms. Loretta.
How you doing?

[Loretta] Hello, Miles.
I'm doin' great, thank you.

Hey, hey, hey.
This ain't gonna happen.

No, no, you're not gonna be
stealing from my cafeteria.

- Now, no, you in trouble.
- Hey! Stop!


That's enough.

Enough. Okay?

You come with me.

This way.

[Loretta] This don't make
no sense.

And I see you, Albee.

Where's that damn janitor at?


I did some investigating.

And it looks like their dad is
in county for the next 12 days.


I gotta call
Child Protective Services.

Oh, no, no.
Carver, no. Come on, now.


You want those boys to spend
Christmas in the system?

Come on, now.

No, I'll take care of them
myself if it comes down to that.

You don't have
to do that, Miles.

Yeah, I know, I know I don't.

But they seem
like such good boys.

They're in a little bit
of trouble, that's all.

I'm gonna call the station.

- You're a good man.
- Yeah, yeah. I know.

[door creaks open]



Hey, guys.

We can't let you
leave on your own.

But I spoke to Randy

and he said you can stay
with me until he's released.

So, this afternoon,
after the class,

you will come
to my apartment and...

maybe you can get a home-cooked
meal and a hot shower.

How does that sound?

Kinda creepy.

You just invited two students

over to your house
for a hot shower.

No, seriously, though.

You will be staying
with me for a bit.

We'll be fine.
But thank you for the offer.

No, no. There's no debate.

You're gonna stay with me,

or Carver's gonna call
Social Services.

All right?

So, come on.
Let's go. Let's go. Come on.

Hey, Aaron.


How'd you like to take my class?

- Yeah?
- Yeah.

Password is ABC123.

- Seriously?
- Seriously.

Look, I'm 70 years old,
what do you expect?

I do the best I can. All right?

All right, everybody, listen up.

Want you to meet Aaron. He's
gonna be joining us. All right?

Circle up, circle up.

And Aaron, you pick up
what you can. Here we go.

[music plays]

Don't forget
that the Best In The Boroughs

is comin' up in two weeks.

And the prize is $40,000.

What's that?

[girl] The big dance contest.

[Miles] Five, six, seven, eight.

Let me see what you got.

All right.

Yeah. Yeah.



[cheering, whooping]

You've got it.

- [all] Yeah!
- Yeah. Come on, Aaron.

Bring it on, boy.
Bring the love in the room.

Let's do it.

All right!

Get down, baby.


All right.

All right, there you go.

- Yes. Yeah.
- [cheering and whooping]

Oh, yeah.



- [Miles] Yo!
- [all] Yeah!

[Miles] Whoa.

All right.

- Pow! Yeah.
- [cheering, applause]


All right, y'all.

Now, just remember.

You go to bed,
you keep those shoes on.

And don't you eat
too much turkey.

You get the itis.

Happy holidays,
and I love you madly.


- [girl] Hey, Gramps?
- [Miles] Yeah?

- You ready to go?
- Yeah, well, we should talk.

So Mr. B is Faith's gramps.


You know her?

She is one
of my lady friends, yes.

We got two more.

Is that...

[Aaron] What is this place?

[Albee] It's a friggin' karate
dojo, what do you think?

Used to be something special.

[Aaron] What happened?

[Miles] Time.

[emotional music playing]

[Miles] This isn't exactly
the penthouse.

We have two bedrooms.

And we have this couch over
here which is a... sofa bed,

it folds out.

If you guys don't mind,
you can crash there.

We won't be staying.


Maybe we should.

I can take care of you.

I know,
but just until Dad gets out.

[whispers] We don't need him.
We can survive on our own.

[Aaron] It's warm here.

- [Faith] Gramps?
- Yeah?

I borrowed your iPod.

Just as long as you what?

Remember to put it back
where you found it.

[clears throat]

Well... you know, I guess if
Aaron wants to, we can stay.

Oh, good, good.

We have two rules.

The theater is off-limits, okay?

And so is my granddaughter.

[drops fork]

- So much for your lady friend.
- Shut up.

[laughter on TV]

[Miles] Hey, Aaron. Do me a favor
and take that garbage out.

- Yeah.
- Thanks.

[tap shoes tapping]


Albee, it's 10:30.
Get your butt out of bed.


[shoes tap]


Remind Faith
to take you and Albee

down to the thrift store
little later, okay?

What's the matter, son?

What's this?

What's what?


But it says to open now.

I already know what's inside.

It's not the first time
I got one of those.

It's from the bank.

Yes, everything is cool,
got everything under control.

All right?

- Okay.
- Good.

Is he still asleep?

Albee! Wake up!

You keep this TV on all night?


Who said that was a good idea?

- Where's the remote?
- What's with all the shouting?

We fell asleep watching a movie.

Our guests are raising the electric
bill is what the shouting is about.

Okay, Gramps, you fall asleep
in front of the TV all the time.

So calm down
before you have a stroke, okay?

What? Did something else happen?

No. Hey, Albee,
I'm sorry I went overboard.

I haven't had much sleep.

[shoes tap]

[dance music plays]

[music continues]

What you doin' trespassing
in my theater, white boy?

I'm staying with Mr. B.

- Miles?
- Yeah.

I see you've met
my brother, Greg.

- Wait, you're brothers?
- Mm-hm.

Long story.

What are you doin' here?

That door's not supposed
to be unlocked.

And I told you, this theater is off-limits.
And that's my iPod.

You took that
without my permission.

I'm sorry.

Look, I bring you into my house
and treat you just like my own.

And the first chance you get,
you burn me.

- What's going on down here?
- Let me explain.

Speak up. Come on.

I was practicing for you, okay?

Practicing what? Come on.

In your class,

you talked about a competition,
right, with a cash prize?


I thought I could win.

Use the money to help you out,
so the bank doesn't...

You know.


You're a pretty sharp kid,
you know?

I'm 12. I know stuff.


Oh, that's very nice of you,
kid, but unfortunately...

it's gonna take more
than $40,000

to get me out of this hole.

Hey, come with me.
Got something to show you.

Go on.

[shoes tap]

What size shoe you wear?

Seven or eight.

You're a pack rat, huh?

Oh, no, I'm not.

My brother is.

He lives in that old
dressing room over there.

- He does?
- Yep.

[Miles laughs softly]


We used to have an act
back in the '70s.

This is all of our stuff.

Wait a minute.


That's a good one. Try these on.


I don't want you wearing those
raggedy old things all day,

and don't mistake
kindness for weakness.

You're gonna earn those shoes.

First thing in the morning,
we're going to training...

and get your feet to work.

So, back in the day, were
you and your brother famous?

We had a few fans.

Did you guys have
a big fight, or something?

What makes you think that?

Me and Albee fight,
but after, we make up.

What happens
if you can't make up?

We squash it.

- We're family...
- [Faith] Gramps?

- Gramps, you need to come upstairs quick.
- Hmm? Oh!

Like I said, I didn't arrest him

because, you know,
one, the paperwork.

Two, I used to puff at that age
but I never inhaled.

Yeah, yeah.

Hey, you sure
you don't wanna keep these?

It's all right.
I already helped myself.

Yeah? Let me see.

"Devouring children
one chimney at a time."

I love stupid horror movies.

But it'll probably suck.

The next guy who busts him,
though, he might not be so nice.

Thanks, man.

- Take care, Mr. B.
- Take care.

[Albee] But it's not
that big of a deal.

Here's the rule,
here's the rule.

You be quiet and I speak, okay?

You got very lucky today,
very lucky.

I decided to give you
a second chance. Hmm.

Now, as long
as your father's away

and you respect my family...

you have a home with us,

wherever that might be,
all right?

You go, help the kids
wash those dishes.

Hey! Hey! Excuse me! Um...

Do the Bryant Brothers
still live here?

Hey, listen, come back!

I know someone
they need to meet!

[Faith] Uncle Greg, one of your
crazy fans is lurking outside.

[rattles locked door]

[Greg] Who is it?

It's me.

Your only friend.

Thank you.

- Thanks again.
- You're welcome.

Hey, why are you locking
your door all of a sudden?

In case one of Miles's transient
crackers sneaks back here.

Well, they're not
juvenile delinquents.

They're just two kids
from school.


Can I eat this now?

You can... after you
tell me your decision.

I'm gonna pass.

You're gonna pass on having
Christmas dinner with your family?

Been passing for years.
Why stop now?

Mom was right. You two are
worse than small children.

How's it looking in here?

You promised to start throwing
this stuff out, Uncle Greg.

And you promised
to take voice lessons from me.


I guess stubbornness
runs in the family.

Night, Faith.

Just one more thing.

[Greg] Hmm?

I'm not gonna be bringing
Christmas dinner down this year.

So, unless you wanna go hungry,

you're gonna
have to come up for it.


[Miles] When you first walk
into the theater,

you have to take a deep breath,
all right?

Let's do that first.
Take a deep breath.

Breathe it in. One, two, three.

[both inhale then exhale]

Now you are home.

[Greg] Actually, it's my home!

You supposed to stay upstairs!

[Miles] Be quiet, you old grump.

We'll be out of your hair
in a little while.

[Aaron] Hey, Greg.

Wherever you are.

All right,
let's get this thing started.

Get up there on stage.

I've noticed
three things about you.

First thing, you got no rhythm.

Second thing,
you can't take choreography,

and the third thing is
you don't know how to tap.

- I can tap. Watch this.
- Let's see.


That's very, very bad.

You gonna listen to me now? You're
gonna tap on your right foot.

Now, it's just brush,
spank, step.

Let's see it.
Let's start. Brush.

- Let me see.
- Brush.

- Yeah, spank.
- Spank.

- Brush, spank, step.
- Step. There you go.

No, lemme... Loosen this up,
loosen it up for me.

Loosen it up. Come on.

- Brush, spank, step.
- Spank.

All right. Speed that up.
Let me see that. Brush.

- Brush, spank, step.
- All right, stop, stop.

You know your left foot and right
foot have got to go together.

Let me see the right foot
and then the left foot

and see
if you can make them match.

Come on, let's go, come on.


You're gonna make me throw up.

Gee whiz.

Whoa! We got
a lot of work to do, boy.

- Let's go.
- [inhales]

We're gonna get there,
not to worry.

What's this breathing? Come on.

You said,
breathe in the theater.

Okay, breathe in the theater.
Come on, let's go.

- [inhales]
- You finished breathing?

Come on, let's go. Brush.

Hey. Now the other one.


[Miles] All right. There's
some hard work to do now.

You following the tradition
of some great tap dancers.

So you can't be playing
that cute card.

You are going
to have to produce.

♪ There ain't no pressure ♪

♪ And through all
The lows and the highs ♪

♪ I'm on your side
I'm on your side ♪

♪ I'm on your side
I'm on your side ♪

♪ I'm on your side ♪

♪ Nah, nah, nah
There's no way out ♪

♪ That's the truth, yeah ♪


- I didn't...
- Have you heard of knocking?

I did. Those must be some
pretty serious headphones.


Yeah, they're pretty good.

Man, you got some pipes.


Sing something else.

No. Bye, Albee.

No, hey. Come on.
Don't be like that.

I'll be however I want.
Now, remove yourself.

[door slams]

[Miles] All right.

Good set.

We got a long way

if we're gonna make any noise
in that competition.

But I'll teach you the rest
of the choreography tomorrow.

And thank you.

[Greg] Too bad
you teachin' him all wrong.

What you got to say about it?


Watch... and learn.


The step... is not this.

No, no, no.

The step... is this.

It's called showmanship.

This one gonna teach
you a lot of bad habits.

If I was you, kid, I'd be
looking for a new teacher.

You're pretty good.

Hey, wanna come
to the Best of the Boroughs?

I'm competing in it.

Thanks, but...

I don't get out much these days.


I haven't seen my brother
dance in a long time.

[funky music plays]

[Miles calls out a beat]

Good. Go. Is that it?

Keep it up,
don't stop, don't stop.

[music continues]

[music continues]

Eat your heart out,
Bill Bojangles Robinson.

- Come on, let me treat you.
- Absolutely not.

You know you want to.

Over the leg, slap the floor.

This is Greg's favorite step,
you got to do it.

- What?
- Don't do that.


[shoes tap]

[Miles] Yeah.

Looking good.

Think I'm creating
a monster here.






You think Dad's all right?

I'm sure he's fine.

Go to sleep.

Excuse me.

I didn't mean to startle you,

but are you
Miles or Greg Bryant?


What's it to you?

Longtime fan.

Yeah, you must be.

We sure don't have
that many new ones.

Greg Bryant.

This is your final notice.

You have until January 2nd to
bring your account up to date...

or the sheriff's gonna remove
you from the property.

That was cold.

You didn't have to pretend.

It's not pretend.

I grew up in this neighborhood

and I remember coming
to this theater as a kid.

- January 2nd, huh?
- Correct.

Well, I hope you guys
figure something out.

I'll be prayin' for you.


[distant Christmas caroling]

[Albee] So, why don't you
sing in public? Hmm?

[Faith] Who said
I don't sing in public?


Well, you don't even know me.
So your opinion doesn't matter.

Wow. Why are you
always so stuck-up to me?

I'm not stuck-up.

Then answer my question.

My family are kinda
like Broadway legends.

Exactly. So what's the problem?

They probably have like
a ton of connections, right?

Yeah, except everyone would
compare me to them and I just...

I just don't think I can handle those
kinds of expectations, you know?


- Excuse you?
- It's a lame excuse.

You got a great voice, Faith.

Don't waste it.

I'm gonna stop you.

- Nope. Come on.
- No.

- You're spillin' my hot chocolate.
- I don't care.

- I'm not gonna sing.
- Yes, you are.

You're gonna sing, I'm gonna sing,
we are gonna Glee this shit up.

Hey, is it cool
if we sing with you guys?

- Albee, no.
- Cool, thank you.

It's gonna be great.
It's gonna be great!

And I'm gonna do it
with you, okay?

Now, come on.

♪ Sleep in heavenly peace ♪


Here we go.

[loudly] ♪ Silent night ♪

Oh, my God.

♪ Holy night ♪

♪ All is calm ♪

All right.

♪ All is bright ♪

♪ Round yon virgin ♪


♪ Mother and child ♪

♪ Holy infant
So tender and mild ♪

- [Faith laughs]
- [Albee] Come on!

- ♪ Sleep in heavenly peace ♪
- [Faith] No.

[Albee] Wait for it.

[Faith laughs]

That was so bad.

♪ Sleep in heavenly... ♪

[Albee] Now, wait for it...

♪ Peace ♪

You're gonna crush it tomorrow,
little man.

Hey, Aaron.

You know I'm rooting for you,

but I just want you to be
realistic about your chances.

So, don't be too hard
on yourself

if you don't win this thing.

I'm an underdog, I know.

But I got a chance.

The contender.


- Hey, guys, come on.
- Yeah.

- [Randy] Hey!
- Dad!

[Randy laughs]

How are you?

Welcome back, jailbird.

I've done my time.

Well, look at you, huh?
Well, aren't we fancy?

Where you going, Applebee's?

No, we're going to a show.

I got the Pacer back,
we're good.

Where'd you get the money?

I paid a visit
to the blood bank.

Sperm bank wouldn't take me.

So, you can say
thank you to Mr. B.

Get your things together,
we're outta here.

No, we're not going
with you, Dad.

Aaron's dancin' in the competition
tonight, that's the show.

It's kind of a big deal and we're
actually running late, so...

You wanna come?

Not to no dance competition.


But Mr. B has been training me.

Yeah, well, your prancing days
are over, twinkle toes.

Let's go. Come on! [claps]

He's not goin' with you.

- Oh, you're a big man now?
- Bigger than you.

[Miles] Hey, Albee, back off.


Why don't you
let your kid compete?

We'll talk about
the details later, okay?

- Who died and made you king?
- Ah...

I said you could watch my kids,
not keep 'em.

No, man, it's not like that.

You know, he worked real hard.
You should see him, man.

I don't wanna see no son
of mine dance on no damn stage.

Stay here for a couple of days,

there's room in the theater.

At least until you get
on your feet. How about that?

Screw him, Mr. B. He's a bum.

Oh, I really wish
you had died instead of Mom.

You want me to die?

- You keep 'em.
- No, Randy...

- I'm outta here. No!
- Randy!

No, Dad!

- No!
- Let him go. Let him go.

All right, you and Albee
go find some place to sit, okay?

Me and Aaron are
gonna go and check in.

- Kill it, little man.
- Break a leg.

Stay strong. Let's go.

[dance music plays]

[man] Such an alpha bottom.

You need to be more of a Glinda.

I am a Glinda on a good
occasion. Let me be alpha...

Oh, my God. Look who it is.

- [man 1] Mr. Bryant!
- [man 2] No.

There's an open seat right here.

Would you do us the honor?

[music continues]

[Greg] Thanks.

My name is Christian.

I'm a huge musical-theater fan.

Oh, could you tell?

I'm Basil, and you'll have
to forgive my partner here,

he's really drunk.


You know, it's kinda funny
that I'd run into you here

because just a few days ago,

I was outside the Bryant Theater
looking for you and Miles.

I think I might've
scared your daughter.

She's your daughter, right?

I mean, I was late and
it was dark, but I didn't...

Would you leave the
nice man alone, please?

Does the name "Frank
Goodman" ring a bell?

Of course.

How you know him?

This is his son.


Your daddy was
the best manager we ever had.

Like family.

[song ends]

- [man] Yeah!
- [cheering]

[announcer] Representing the
Stages Performing Arts School...

- Guys are good.
- Yeah.

[Miles] It looks good,
but something's missing.

You know what that is?


It's dance.

How is dance missing?

Dance is a homeless kid who
hooked up with a street drummer

so he could make some
change and feed himself.

It's family.

It's a kid dancin' the truth.

What do you feel
right here and right now?

Use it.

You dance it.



Tell your story. Okay?

Please welcome Aaron Davis.

[music starts]

[Miles] Easy, now.

You're a pretty sharp kid.

[Randy] Your mother
was so beautiful.

You shoulda seen her smile.

[Albee] You're gonna crush it
tomorrow, little man.

[Miles] This is gonna hurt me
more than it hurts you

if you don't do it just right.

[Aaron] You think I can
take dance next year?

[Miles] Tell your story.

[Randy] I don't wanna see no son
of mine dance on no damn stage.

[Miles] It'll take more than
$40,000 to get me outta this hole.

[Greg] What, do you think
you're good? Well, you're not!

[Aaron] Dad!

[voices distort and overlap]

[Randy] You want me to die?


microphone feedback]

- [music stops]
- [microphone feedback]

It's just so loud.

[crowd gasps]


[indistinct whispering]

[announcer] Well, um...
next up is Blue Crew.

[man] Yeah!

[electronic music playing]

[indistinct chatter]

What happened out there?


Didn't look like nothing to me.

Why'd you run away
like that, son?

Because I don't wanna
do this anymore!

I hope you lose your small,
tiny, shitty, crappy theater!

I'd rather sleep in my dad's car

than listen
to one more of your lectures!


[girl] They're announcing
the winners!

Before I announce the winner...

I'd like to congratulate
all of our dancers.

The winner of this year's
Best Of The Boroughs is...

Travis Diaz.

[Travis] Yeah!

Yo, you go, T!

[audible heartbeat pounding]

[groans from audience]

[shocked gasps]


[Miles] Aaron.


- That's it, I'm outta here.
- Yeah, call the car.

Come on. Let's go.

[man] Move it!

Well, this isn't working.

Let's get the hell outta here.

Everyone, please stay seated.
The situation is under control.

[Albee] Hey!

Slow down, man.
Come on! Hey, hey, hey!

What are you doin', huh?

Where are you goin'?

[tender music playing]

[Albee] I'm glad you didn't
want to go back to Mr. B's.

[Aaron] I can't.

Not yet.

I know the feeling. Faith's
gonna tear me a new one.

Look at this.

He never forgets.

Yeah, he'll surprise you
now and then.

[Aaron sniffs] I'm ready.

Me too.

Bye, Mom.

[Albee] So, what was that
all about back there, huh?


I'm not supposed to tell you,

but Mr. B really needed
that money.

- [Albee] What?
- Yeah, so apparently...

[Faith] You spent
all of our money

but didn't have the balls
to tell me?

Faith, you just watch
your language, don't be coarse.

Oh, I'm sorry.

You... You don't get
to lecture me. Not tonight.

No, you forfeited
that privilege.

Baby girl, please, come on
out here and let's talk.

Greg had no right to interfere.

- Now you wanna talk?
- Yeah.


Well, then let's start with you

explaining why you lied to me
for however long.

When were you gonna
break the news, Gramps?

When the sheriff
showed up to evict us?

You were the one who always
said we should never lie...

never keep secrets.

I guess
that didn't apply to you.

So what I wanna know
is what are we going to do?

We got a lot to figure out.

- Yeah. Yeah, we do.
- Yeah.

That's an understatement.

We don't have anywhere to live.

We have to find a new apartment,

we have to find people
to help us move!

- Shh. Calm down.
- You want me to calm down?

Okay. Okay. So let me
get this straight.

You blew
all of my college money.

You've been lying to my face,
and you want me to calm down?

Gramps, we're gonna
be homeless in a week.


I can't believe you call
yourself a role model.

I really...

[door closes]


You... ever get the feeling

that your whole world
is collapsing...

and that you're the architect?

- You should've told me, Gramps.
- Tell you what?

We're gonna lose the house?

What kind of thing is that
to tell your granddaughter?

I took those boys
off the street...

and now I'm gonna put 'em
right back on the street...

and we're gonna
go along with them.

It's hopeless.




There's always hope.

I know things seem bleak, but
the storm will pass, right?

The only way to start the next
chapter is to turn the page.

You taught me that.

I taught you that?

Are you sure?

- Yeah.
- [laughs]


[sighs] Okay.

[whispers] Okay.


Gramps wants to see you
in the theater, Aaron.

Just couldn't help yourself,
could you?

Had to assault that poor guy.

He was a douche.

Aaron deserved to win.

No, he didn't.

What? It's the truth.

And... what are you gonna do
if they press charges?

Take it like a man.

Look, can you just be
serious for, like, a minute?

God, what crawled
up in your ass and died?

I'm sorry, I thought
you actually wanted to change.

I do, but in case you forgot,
our dad ditched us yesterday.


And you think you're
the only one who's had it rough?

God help me.
How blind can you be?

I don't know, but I'm sure
you're gonna tell me.

How 'bout this?

The bank's
foreclosing on the theater

and kicking us out
in the beginning of January,

and we have no idea
what we're gonna do.

Buy an RV
and take the show on the road?

Would you stop?

This isn't a joke, Albee.
You know what?

You need to grow up
and stop running around

like some
little freeloading punk

who thinks he's some sort
of Casanova, 'cause you're not.



Albee, I didn't mean that.

Sorry about all that bad stuff
I said.

You know, that stunt you pulled
last night, it was not okay.

But Albee punched someone.

That ain't got nothing
to do with what you did.

You let your emotions
overcome you.

Last night,
you lost control of your story.

Hey. Look at me.

You're gonna get there.
You know that, don't you?

Hey, hey.

You are going to get there.

Okay? All right,
now, let's get up here.

Come on. Come on.

This is yours.

You act up like that again,

I'll have you clean up
this whole damn neighborhood.

Take it.

What's the point?

The point is, this is our home.

Take the mop.

You get to work.

[tender music playing]

What are you doin' here?

Just lookin'.

So this is it.

This is what?

Where you live.

Don't touch it.

[Aaron] You did movies too?

I thought
you didn't get out much.

I used to get out a lot.

Back in the day.

I had quite a reputation.

I hope I can dance
like you one day.


you keep workin' hard,
maybe you'll get there...

If your brother
don't screw you up first.

What do you mean?

Nothing. Never mind.

Story time's over, kid.

Hey, Aaron. Look at this.

You know, Miles was
a renaissance man.

Directing, choreographing,
he did it all.


Greg's the one they came to see.

He was the headliner.

There was a car accident, right?

Yeah. Gramps fell asleep
at the wheel.

I mean, he came out
of it all right, but...

Uncle Greg, he...

He hurt his back pretty bad.

Never went on stage again.

Where have you been?


Well, while you've been
jerkin' off...

I cleaned up the whole theater.

Well, actually that's exactly
what I was thinking about.

Yeah, I bet.

I'm talking about the theater,

We gotta figure
this thing out.

You know what, Albee?
Can you just help us pack?

No, listen.

My boy Corey's raising money
for his sister on Indiegogo.

You can make, like,
a ton of money on there.

Okay, but don't we need
some kind of incentive

to encourage people
to donate money?

[whispers] Yeah.

I know what we could do.

[hip-hop plays, shoes tapping]

So that's what they're
calling music these days?

What, you don't like hip-hop?

No. I don't. I like soul.

But you wouldn't
know nothing 'bout that.

- Hip-hop has soul.
- [Albee] Yeah.

- Run-DMC, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube.
- [Miles] Greg.

Hey, hey, hey, wait a minute.
Greg, come back here. Greg!

I got something to show you.
Come on.

Look at this.

Come on, look.

You know what this is here?

These kids here
are using our name

to help raise money
so we can stay here.

And so far,
they've raised over $2,000!

People love this theater.

And they wanna see you guys
back on stage again.

I think it's worth a try.

It could be our last shot.

Y'all can do
this internet deal, but...

we ain't performing again.


No. Don't nobody
wanna see that mess.

I do.

Well, let Aaron do it.

Nobody really wants
to see Aaron.

I'm just a kid. You're legends.

And look at this.

"The Bryant Brothers have been
in hibernation for too long.

I can't wait
to see them perform again."

Look how many likes you got.


I don't care
nothing about no likes.

Do you care about me?

Of course I care about you.

But maybe all this is for...

the best.

So I guess we won't be seeing
you for Christmas dinner, then.

You just gonna let him go?

It was a good idea, but maybe we
should start thinking about...

packing up
and getting outta here.

I know we said we weren't
doing presents this year,

but I couldn't help myself.

Merry Christmas.


Merry Christmas, Gramps.

- [Faith] Like it?
- [Aaron] Yeah, I love it.

[Albee] Are you sure you didn't
get our gifts mixed up?

[Faith] Open yours, Gramps.

What? Where did you find this?

- Albee helped me.
- [Albee] I have my sources.


[Aaron] Can we play it?

[Miles] I've got a turntable
in the bedroom.

Let's do this.


[tender music playing]

[music playing]

[shoes tap]

It's your wake-up call.

Look, I know
it's Christmas morning,

but if we're gonna do
this show...

you better get to work.


All right!

Yeah, you ready?

[both laugh]

- Let's get up.
- What you got?

[Miles hums] Bop-bop!

You may have to adapt, Greg.
Come on.

This is... I can't
go out like this, Miles.

I can't do it.
I can't embarrass myself.

Let me talk to you, man.

Come on, man, this is years ago.

You don't have to do
the big thing all the time.

Take it easy.

- Give me! Just give 'em to me.
- No!

- Just give 'em to me!
- No! Uncle Greg, we need...

Let me see you
just sweep the floor.

- Remember the shake and sweep?
- The sweep?


♪ Everybody ♪


Big show, Bryant Theater.

♪ Everybody, uh-huh ♪

Check, check. Check one, two.

[Miles] I know you're having fun,
but I'm gonna need you to step.



All right?

No, no. No, not my hat,
not my hat.

- No!
- No! Faith, please!

Give me a "Hello, ladies."


Hello, ladies.

I'm done, y'all.

[singing scales]

- Bryant Brothers.
- Thank you ladies and gentlemen!

I don't know how I'm gonna get through
this show, though. I'm tired.

Me too, man.
Let's go sit down somewhere.

- Whoa!
- Hey!

[Greg] All right!

Looks like we're
getting ready to do this again.

Doin' it again.

[upbeat music playing]

Oh, really?

- [Faith giggles]
- [Miles] Uh-uh-uh!

Knock it off. Pretty girl.

- Gramps, look at this.
- What?

He raised $25,000 in a week

and that is not including
ticket sales.

Which should add up
to another ten grand.

That means we have
another 60K to reach...

We may have a situation here.

- What?
- Yeah.

You guys hang tough.
I'll be right back.


Here, let's go sit over here.

- Okay.
- This one here.

This is so exciting.

I mean, the Bryant Brothers!

Chéri, well, the last time
I saw you two this excited,

Kristin Chenoweth was
selling a Crock-Pot on QVC.

[Miles] Hey, man, open up.

The crowd's gettin' restless.

We need to make an announcement.

Ah, just give me a minute.

Just a minute.

Hey, Greg? Greggy!

You try. He listens to you.

Uncle Greg?

You know you really
should see this crowd.

- They're excited to see you...
- Leave me alone!

What's wrong?

What's the point?

The guy they came to see...

is gone.

And he ain't coming back.

Back me up, okay?

- Come on.
- [Miles] Baby, give me a minute.

Hey, Greggy.

Why don't you come on out?

You remember when we first bought
this theater, back in '79?

People thought we was crazy

trying to open up a community
theater in Bedford-Stuy.

Yeah, we proved them wrong,
didn't we, man?

Stop with the...

memory lane shit.

- It don't have a happy ending.
- Oh, no, no.

It can have a happy ending, man.

It can if you come outta
that cave you got in there.

There are kids up
there waiting on us.

[Miles] We're a family, man.
You can do this.

I can't.

Yes, you can!

I can't do it!
I ain't got no feet!

I'm an embarrassment to my name!

It's because of you!
You did this!

You did this to me!

Yeah, hey, Greg...

I'm sick and tired
of being sorry.

I've spent the last 30 years
apologizing to you.

I fell asleep at the wheel,
man, I'm sorry.

I hurt myself too, man.

I can't dance either.

Gotta spend the rest
of my life with a cane, man.

I got a job as a school teacher.

I'm trying to take care
of you, man.

So my granddaughter can come
and feed you

those freaking meals every day
when you hide in your dungeon.

It is not my fault
that you gave up on life.

That you chose to hang out
with those groupies.

It's not my fault
that you can't get up.


- What you say?
- I said you can't get up anymore.

You wanna go, huh? You wanna...
Gimme this damn cane!

- What you gonna do?
- When I'm finished with you,

they're gonna put you in a home.
You understand?

They're gonna put you
in a frigging home again!

- Stop it!
- Goddamn it!

- What are you doing?
- Gimme this cane.

- You kiss my ass.
- You kiss my ass.

- Yeah.
- [Faith] Stop.

I'm outta here. Shit.

I don't need you anymore!

[Carver] People will understand.

[Miles] Come on, let's go.

[restless chatter]

Anybody here?

All right, thanks.

[tap shoes walking]

[taps microphone]


Hey, thanks for coming,

Now, I'm sure a lot of you
are wondering...

what this little white boy
is doin' on stage.

- [audience silent]
- [Aaron laughs nervously]

Well, my name's Aaron Davis...

and Mr. B and Uncle Greg...

they... saved my life.

And my brother's too.

[Aaron] Now I'm gonna dance
for you guys.

And donate some money.


[Aaron] Okay? Cool.

Albee, hit it.

[music starts]

[man] This ain't no Bryant
Brothers. I want my money back.

Hey, pal, this is for charity.

Thank you.

Sure. That's my son.

- That's his son.
- Son?

[applause and cheering]

[man] Good job, kid!

[soft piano music playing]

[man] Yeah!

Yeah, Miles!

♪ We stand together ♪

♪ We got love, we got laughs
We got time ♪

♪ There ain't no pressure ♪

♪ And through all of
The lows and the highs ♪

♪ I'm on your side ♪

♪ Oh, I'm on your side ♪

- ♪ I'm on your side ♪
- ♪ I'm on your side ♪

♪ Ooh, baby ♪

♪ And through the dark
We made it out ♪

♪ Me and you, yeah ♪

♪ With all this love
There's no way down ♪

♪ That's the truth, yeah! ♪

♪ Always reachin' out ♪

♪ That's what love's about ♪

♪ We stand together ♪

♪ We got love, we got laughs
We got time ♪

♪ There ain't no pressure ♪

♪ And through all of
The lows and the highs ♪

- ♪ I'm on your side ♪
- ♪ Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, yeah! ♪

- ♪ I'm on your side ♪
- ♪ Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, yeah! ♪

♪ I'm on your side ♪


♪ I'm on your side ♪

♪ I'm on your side ♪

♪ I'm on your side ♪

♪ I'm on your side ♪

♪ I'm on your side ♪

♪ I'm on your side ♪

♪ I'm on your... side ♪

♪ We stand together ♪

♪ We got loves, we got laughs
We got time, me and you now! ♪

Me and you, brother.

♪ There ain't no pressure
Don't you worry! ♪

♪ And through all of the lows
And the highs ♪

♪ I'm on your side ♪

- ♪ I'm on your side ♪
- ♪ I'm on your side ♪

- ♪ I'm on your side ♪
- ♪ I'm on your side ♪

♪ I'm on your side ♪

♪ Don't have to worry
'Cause I'm on your side ♪


How'd we do?

Not good.

- Love you, brother.
- I love you too.

We want to thank everybody
for coming out.

Supporting us.

It's been a long, long time.

It's good to be back.

Thank you.


[cheering fades]

[tender music plays]

The ball drops
in a few minutes, guys.

[Faith] Okay, what about
a four-bed in Flushing, 5400?


Too much!

[Greg] And I don't do Queens.

[Greg] Congratulations, kid.


My old move.

Finally pulled it off.


Hell of a show, guys.
Hell of a show.

I brought some people with me.
I hope you don't mind.

They're friends of Greg's.

Greg. Congratulations.
Great show.

Well, is this a funeral
or an after-party?

We didn't raise the money.

Oh, I don't know about that.

You guys were fabulous.

My dad would turn in his grave

if I didn't do something
to help you out.

Who's your dad?

The man who launched our career.

This is for you.

It's enough to save the theater
and reopen it to the community.

- [Faith] You kidding?
- For real?

Well, there's two conditions.

- Here we go.
- Hang on a minute, everybody.


You have to tell me
about my dad.

He was always on the road
with you and...

I never got to know him.


Two, you gotta let us
help you with the books.

What do you think?

- We say yes!
- What he said.

Wait, wait, wait, guys, guys.
Here we go, here we go.

[all] Ten, nine, eight,
seven, six,

five, four, three, two, one!

[all] Happy New Year!

I love you.
I'm so proud of you.

You were great out there,
really great.

- Love you, Dad.
- Sorry for bein' a jerk.

No, it's all right.

It was me too.

[indistinct chatter]

- All right.
- Yeah.

[slow tap-dancing]

- Hey.
- You're a natural.

Come on.

Oh, no more.

[Albee] See, look at this, you could've
been up there this whole time.

[audience clapping]

[dance music plays]

Subtitles by explosiveskull

[song fades]

[tender music playing]

[music fades]